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The baptisms included in this collection pertain to the township of Hanover, located in Morris County, New Jersey.
Despite being small in population, the township is rich in history. It was the first settlement established in northwest New Jersey. The settlement dated back to 1685 and was situated by the Whippany River. The name of the township comes from the House of Hanover, of which George I of Great Britain was a member. It was chosen as a token of respect for the monarch who was ruler of the American colonies at that time.
Hanover was a frequently used rest stop for Washington and his troops during the Revolutionary War.
Ashbel Green was a Presbyterian minister and eighth president of Princeton University. He was born in Hanover Township to Jacob, also a Presbyterian minister and trustee of Princeton University, and Elizabeth, the daughter of one of Princeton’s original trustees. Ashbel would eventually attend Princeton, graduating as its valedictorian. Notably in attendance for his valedictory speech was George Washington and members of the Continental Congress. In these records, we learn that Ashbel’s baptism took place on 12 July 1761.
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