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Goodspeed Histories: The Route Not Taken

Part I:

This article returns to the Delaware Flemington Railroad Company and the rail line that never got built. I’ve had to take some extra time to publish this, as there were several distractions to deal with, and also, it took me awhile to decide how I wanted to write this up. My goal is to identify all the landowners along the proposed route of the Delaware Flemington Railroad, and give some background for each. Since there are 47 landowners to study, this becomes a major project. Today’s article tackles the first landowners closest to Prallsville.

While doing my research, I discovered many examples of properties that were kept in the family for a few generations–either in the family or among the neighbors. I suppose it shows how insular Delaware Township was in the 19th century. But it’s very nice for family genealogists! READ the full article HERE.