Hunterdon County Genealogy

These are a few of my Favorite Things! Hunterdon County Historical Society Manuscript Collections 18, 19, 47, 57, and 67

I love the Hunterdon County Historical Society, so much so that I volunteered at the Research Library for several years.  While working on one of my obsessions historical interests, I did a deep dive into the Hunterdon County Historical Society Collection, parts I, II, IV, V, and VI. There isn’t a part III, which I verified with …

These are a few of my Favorite Things! Hunterdon County Historical Society Manuscript Collections 18, 19, 47, 57, and 67 Read More »

Julia Beam

My Ladies – Julia Beam part 5 – The Trial

Initially, it appeared that there would be no justice for Julia.  The citizens and local enforcement of Glen Gardner felt that the law was indeed served.  Julia’s father turned her away so there was no support from her parents.  Her Uncle who lived in nearby Hell Mountain took her in, along with her sister Sarah …

My Ladies – Julia Beam part 5 – The Trial Read More »

Julia Beam Part IV; Mr. and Mrs. Walters, A Brief Marriage

Melvin and Julia married on 20 December 1890[i] and quickly annoyed their neighbors.  April of 1891 the young couple found themselves in hot water with some of the town residents.  Austin Lisk and Glen G. Woodruff were the main complainants that the Walters were conducting themselves in a disorderly manner.   The couple pled “not guilty.”  The …

Julia Beam Part IV; Mr. and Mrs. Walters, A Brief Marriage Read More »

My Ladies – Julia Beam Part III – The Groom

My Ladies – Julia Beam part 1  Introduced Julia Beam who was tarred and feathered on 17 October 1891 by a group of men in Glen Gardner, Hunterdon County. Newspapers throughout the country followed the trials with great interest. My Ladies Julia Beam part 2 The early life of Julia Beam is examined The Groom, Malachi …

My Ladies – Julia Beam Part III – The Groom Read More »

My Ladies – Julia Beam Part 2

  The Early Life of Julia Beam Part 1 introduced Julia Beam who was tarred and feathered on 17 October 1891 by a group of men in Glen Gardner, Hunterdon County. Newspapers throughout the country followed the trials with great interest. My Ladies – Julia Beam Part 1 The Beam Family Julia Beam was likely …

My Ladies – Julia Beam Part 2 Read More »

My Ladies – Julia Beam Part 1

When I first started researching my family history, I soon realized that up until recently women and children were really at the mercy of the survival and success of the men in their lives.  It has made me appreciate my ability to earn a living.  I find it difficult not to empathize with the struggles …

My Ladies – Julia Beam Part 1 Read More »

Scroll to Top