Founders of the CNJ?

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Founders of the CNJ?

Postby D Alex » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:54 am

I'm trying to find information of the founders of the CNJ. Family history has it that my great (x3) grandfather was a banker, and was a founding board member of the CNJ. If there is a definitive history of the founding of the CNJ out there, please let me know.
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Re: Founders of the CNJ?

Postby Wayside » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:56 am

Here's an overview of how it came together over the years. Not much detail about board members, though, or any of the people involved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Railroad_of_New_Jersey

Here are some people to contact:

http://jcrhs.org/
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Re: Founders of the CNJ?

Postby R&DB » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:42 am

I don't have the 1849 board, but here's the 1853 board:

John T Johnston (also President)
John C Green
William E Dodge
William S Wetmore
Benjamin Williamson
John O Sterns
George Vail
Fredrick t Frelinghuysen
M D Maxwell

Hope that helps.
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Re: Founders of the CNJ?

Postby kilroy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:37 pm

The JCRHS has no CNJ records so we won't be of any help.

May I suggest the CNJ group on Yahoo.
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Re: Founders of the CNJ?

Postby mackdave » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:52 pm

This looks like your best source:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... +100+years

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Re: Founders of the CNJ?

Postby R&DB » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:40 am

mackdave wrote:This looks like your best source:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... +100+years

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That is where I got the list in my previous post.
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