Descendants of Founders, the Delaware River, and different tidbits of N.J. historical past | Albright

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The Descendants of Founders of New Jersey, a fellowship of people that have confirmed to descend from the settlers who arrived in New Jersey within the 17th Century, was based by Harriet Stryker-Rodda in 1982. They supply scholarship help to college students who reveal a particular curiosity in New Jersey and promote information of early New Jersey historical past. Descendants cowl greater than 200 folks nationwide and characterize practically 250 settlers who meet twice a yr in November and Might.

The Delaware River varieties the western boundary of New Jersey. It has a watershed of 13,539 sq. miles, shared amongst Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Greater than 7.three million folks stay within the river’s drainage areas. Henry Hudson found the Delaware River in 1610 whereas crusing for the Dutch. A yr later Samuel Argall claimed the river for England.

Demarest, a 2.7-square-mile borough in Bergen County, traces its title again to the the 1667 homestead of David Demarest, a French settler who bought land alongside the Hackensack River in current day River Edge.

New Jersey is a dialect crossroad. It has been for the reason that Lenape or Delaware Indians occupied the land. The Lenape language belongs to the Algonquin language household. Every new language has modified and enriched the dialects of New Jersey.

Diners didn’t begin in New Jersey. The distinction belongs to Rhode Island, the place Walter Scott arrange his horse drawn cart on a road in Windfall in 1872. However just one state may be known as the diner capitol of the world, and it’s New Jersey, with greater than 500 diners.