History and Genealogy of Fenwick’s Colony, New Jersey - Thomas Shourds. John Fenwick immigrated with his family to America in 1675 and settled in West New Jersey on the land comprising Salem and Cumberland Counties. Many of those accompanying him on his journey were members of his religious faith, the Society of Friends. He and his company landed at a point of land that he named New Salem. After his arrival, John Fenwick purchased all the lands from the Indians who resided within the boundaries of his lands forming a treaty which allowed the Indians' rights to trapping, fishing and rights to certain kinds of wood for making baskets, canoes and other things. He also issued a proclamation granting civil and religious liberty to all persons who should settle within his province. This volume contains the history of Fenwick's Colony and genealogies of the prominent families settled there. In addition to Fenwick, these families include the names Abbott, Acton, Bassett, Bowen, Bradway, Brick, Carll, Cattell, Chambless, Clark, Coles, Davis, Darkin, Denn, Dubois, Elwell, Guy, Goodwin, Griscom, Hall, Hancock, Hillman, Holmes, Holme, Jennings, Johnson, Keasbey, Laning, Lawson, Lippincott, Locke, Maddox, Mason, Miller, More, Morris, Moss, Nicholson, Oakford, Ogden, Plummer, Preston, Reeve, Rocke, Rolph, Sayres, Scull, Sharp, Sheppard, Shourds, Sinnickson, Smith, Summerill, Stretch, Tindall, Thompson, Tyler, VanMeter, White, Ware, Wade, Waddington, Whitacar, Whittan, Woodnutt, Woodruff, Wyatt, and Yorke. (1876), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 582 pp.