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Woodward & Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. 1883
Southampton Township: Villages & Hamlets - Buddtown (pages 423-425) thanks Denise

--William I. Budd took the farms on the east and south of the survey.  William I Budd dying in 1856 without male heirs, his brother and executor Leander J. Budd, sold the homestead farm to John F. Budd, the farm south of it to William Hoit, the farm west of the last to Pemberton Taylor, he to James Marble.  John F. Budd afterwards sold his to Edmund Prickett; he to William E. Taylor; he to Henry I. Budd; he to Thomas Reeves; he to Isaiah P. Goldy; he to William Pope, by whom it is now owned. William Hoit sold his to William H. Doran, who now owns it. James Marble’s descended to his son-in-law, Josephus Sooy, by whom it is now owned.  Leander J. Budd dying in 1864, left his farm to his widow, Rebecca L. Budd, and children, – Henry I., Rebecca A., and Mary F., by whom it is now owned, but occupied by Peter Ellis, husband of Rebecca A. Budd Ellis and J. Goldy Montgomery. Absalom Edmund owns the farm to the east of and adjoining the town.  This farm descended to him from his father, Thomas Edmund, who bought it of Samuel Dobbins about 1826. From 1826 to 1845 the land adjoining and southwest of the town belonged to Thomas Gaskill.  From him it descended to his son, Israel Gaskill, now owned by John H. Worrell and Somerfield Budd. South and southeast of the town, James Asay owned the farm Pemberton Taylor now owns, and Thomas Dolton, then James Atkinson the next farm south, now owned by Robert C. Taylor. At this early day, 1826, Isaac Lee also owned twenty acres adjoining and west of Dolton’s.  Still farther south, the adjoining farms to the ones above mentioned are the Isaiah Goldy farm, George Gaskill, Joseph Bennett, John Cox, Asa Rogers’ heirs, and Benjamin and Lewis Atkinson farms.  Beyond these and over the Rancocas comes in the pine region, with but little farming land, except an occasional oasis in the midst of a sandy desert.


bulletJ(ohn) Goldy Montgomery is the son of George H Montgomery and Sarah E Goldy daughter of Isaiah P Goldy
bullet       John H Worrell married Mary E Goldy daughter of Isaiah P Goldy
bulletJames Marble’s descended to his son-in-law, Josephus Sooy, by whom it is now owned. 

James Marble is the father of Mary H Marble who married Josephus Sooy. James is the husband of Mercy Goldy, dau of Daniel Goldy and Margaret Mary Pancoast

bulletSouth and southeast of the town, James Asay owned the farm Pemberton Taylor now owns, and Thomas Dolton, then James Atkinson the next farm south, now owned by Robert C. Taylor

Thomas Dolton/Dalton I would say is the husband to Mary Goldy, dau of Samuel Goldy and Ann Toy.

bulletStill farther south, the adjoining farms to the ones above mentioned are the Isaiah Goldy farm, George Gaskill, Joseph Bennett, John Cox, Asa Rogers’ heirs, and Benjamin and Lewis Atkinson farms.

hmm. Since this Isaiah Goldy is the son of Joseph Goldy and Rachel Atkinson I wonder are these Atkinson's related. Looks almost like most of these names are related and this land is very old!! her father is Moses Atkinson.



On June 5, 1830 the Woodbury Fire Association members discontinued active fire suppression activities and past on the responsibility for fire suppression and care of the equipment to the newly formed Friendship Fire Company. The Woodbury Fire Company which was founded on April 27, 1799 was incorporated on December 25, 1826 as the Woodbury Fire Association. The Woodbury Fire Association continued to maintain the fire wells until 1860's. A copy of the original document of the organizing members of the Woodbury Fire Company and the collection of funds for the hand pumper is below. These are the people who started formal fire protection in Woodbury.
1960                            date   member was elected / date member left the co
404 Emerson Goldy February 25, 1960 March 29, 1963

The History of Friendship Fire Company



From the book Pemberton. An historical Look At A Village On The Rancocas


The entire county was shocked by a tragic railroad accident on 21 day 1869 at 10 am between Washington and Water Streets, in Mount Holly. Railroad accidents involving children, vagrants and elderly persons were not uncommon, but this one was result of an explosion in the boiler of Engine No. 39 of the Camden and Amboy Railroad. It was a freight train of nineteen marl - carrying one hundred tons of marl for Wood Lane. The boiler exploded, the engine rose thirty or forty feet in the air, then struck the track, made two revolutions, and finally landed at the bottom of Rancocas Creek some forty yards from the explosion scene. The track was badly damaged and the marl cars were torn to shreds and piled on each other. There were nine railroad employees on board,four were seriously hurt and the other five were unharmed. The engineer, Job Gaskill, was severely scalded an bruised and he died at 4:00 Saturday morning. He was from Bordentown and left a widow and four children. The fireman, Charles L. Platt of Sykesville,was severely bruised and more seriously scalded. He died Friday afternoon leaving a widow and two children. John A Sailer of Pine Street Mount Holly, the conductor, was imbedded head first in a pile of rubbish. He died at 9:30 Saturday morning, leaving a widow and one child. The other injured man, Edward Joyce, gig-top brakeman, had a broken leg and a crushed leg, and was blown into a meadow thirty feet from the scene.

The unhurt men were Curlis Goldy, Charles Smith, Benjamin Dudley, Isreal Powell and Solomon Williams. All investigations felt that is was an unavoidable accident and that there wad no way it could have been foreseen or prevented. Needless to say, everyone was keenly aware of the possibilities of accidents, especially since extensive injuries and death were usually inevitable.



Article from the New Jersey Mirror

Local Facts and Fancies.


Date: May 26, 1869 Page: 3 Column: 1

Summary: On Friday morning last (reference to May 21, 1869), about ten o'clock, engine No. 39 of the Camden and Burlington County Railroad; exploded its boiler, while attached to a marl train, passing between Washington and Water streets, in this town (Mount Holly).

The engine made a tremendous bound into the air--some say to the height of thirty or forty feet--descending with great force, breaking ties, bending rails, and scattering pieces of machinery in every direction. As it struck the earth, it made a revolution or two, and another spring into the air, finally lodging in the creek, a distance of fifty or sixty yards from where the explosion occurred. The track, for some distance, was literally plowed up, the rails wrenched from the ties and bend and broken in pieces, and the cars thrown together in one confused mass. Our citizens were at once upon the spot, in large numbers, and commenced rescuing the employees of the train, and rendering all possible assistance to the unfortunate victims.

Job Gaskill, engineer, and Charles S. Platt, fireman, were thrown upon the side of the track, and were dreadfully mangled and scalded. John A. Sailer, conductor, was thrown under the wrecked cars, and covered with marl. He was rescued as speedily as possible, when it was found that his injuries were of a very serious nature. The gig-top brakesman, Edward Joyce, of Vincentown, was thrown about thirty feet into an adjoining meadow. His arm was broken, and he received other severe injuries.

Curlis Goldy, Charles Smith, Benjamin Dudley, Israel Powell, and Solomon Williams, all of Vincentown and vicinity, were also on the train, but escaped with only slight scratches and bruises. Messrs. Gaskill and Platt were taken to residences near by, and Mr. Sailer to his home in Pine street, where they received every possible attention from physicians and citizens, but it was soon apparent that no human skill or assistance could save them. Mr. Platt died on Friday afternoon. Mr. Gaskill breathed his last, about 4 o'clock, on Saturday morning, and Mr. Sailer at half-past 9 o'clock.

The funeral of Mr. Platt took place at his residence, in Plattsburg, on Tuesday morning. Mr. Gaskill was buried at Bordentown, where he resided, on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral of Mr. Sailer will take place at 12 o'clock, to-day. Mr. Platt leaves a widow and two children. Mr. Gaskill a widow and four children--and Mr. Sailer a widow and one child.

The scene of the accident was a sad and sickening one, and was visited by an immense concourse of persons. The concussion caused by the explosion, was terrific, shaking the houses in the immediate vicinity to their foundations. A miraculous escape was that of an old man walking upon the track, in the opposite direction from the train. He stepped to the left of the track immediately before the explosion occurred, to avoid the train. Had he turned to the right, he would have met instant death, by coming in contact with the descending engine. He said it stunned him so much that he knew nothing for some minutes, and when he came to himself, he was covered with mud and dirt, with a great crowd around him. He could scarcely tell, at the moment, where he was or what was the matter. But it all soon came vividly before him.

James Allen, of Bordentown, constructing engineer of the road, and Mrs. Styer, of the vicinity of Burlington, desired to ride from Vincentown, upon the locomotive, and asked the engineer if he could keep back the train five minutes, until they were ready to go.--It was found impossible to delay departure, and Messrs. Allen and Styer were thus saved from taking what might have proved their last ride.

The melancholy occurrence spread a gloom over the whole neighborhood, and for miles around, nothing is spoken of but this suddenness and fatality of the dreadful accident. The company, with remarkable promptness, commenced removing the debris and repairing the track, and on Saturday morning, trains were running over the road as usual.

John B. Love, Coroner, on Friday, empanneled the following Jury, to investigate the matter: Dr. George C. Brown, Foreman; Thomas C. Alcott, Richard Jones, Barzillai Garwood, George E. Pancoast, Charles Darnell, Joseph W. Kinley, Peter Lynch, Amos Gibbs, George Heisler, Austin R. Haines, Samuel L. Tomlinson. After viewing the bodies on Friday and Saturday, an adjournment took place until Monday, when they proceeded with the investigation at Davis' Hotel. Eighteen witnesses were examined, the most, if not all of them in the employ of the Railroad Company. We learn from the testimony, that the engine was built in 1853--its weight, 22 tons. It was constructed of the best material, and has been kept, so far as known, in good running order. There are a number of engines on the road much older than this one, and one built about the same time as No. 39, is now running the through train on the New York and Washington route, and is considered one of the best engines. New locomotives have exploded, and it is impossible to tell the cause. A case of the kind occurred at the shops near Bordentown, some years ago, and no explanation of the disaster could be given. The engineer who had run the ill-fated engine for a long time, until within about five months, believed it to be an excellent one, and should have had no hesitancy in running it at the time of the accident. I was brought here from Camden on the 25th of April, to run the marl train from Vincentown.

On Monday of last week, it took a train to Princeton, containing 104 tons. When the accident occurred, the train consisted of 19 cars, and had on 100 tons. The engine was considered capable of taking a train of 160 tons. It was carrying, at the time, 100 pounds of steam, its capacity being 110 pounds. It seems impossible, as yet, to obtain any information that can lead to the cause of the accident. The engine will be raised probably on Friday or Saturday, when a thorough examination will be made of the boiler.

--The Coroner's Jury have adjourned until Monday next--or may be called together sooner, at the discretion of the Coroner--when they will have additional testimony before them. It is the desire of the Jury to give the matter a full and fair investigation, and if blame attaches anywhere, to place it where it belongs. If they find that due care had been exercised in having the engine in proper condition, and no defect can be discovered in the boiler, after an examination by experts, and consequently no cause discovered for the terrible explosion, they will of course exonerate the parties interested.

(See related articles in the May 26, 1869 edition also at Page 3, Column 1 and in the June 2, 1869 edition at Page 3, Column 1 and Page 3, Column 2.)



Mercer County

 Hamilton was taken from the now extinct township of Nottingham, and erected into a separate township by an act of Assembly passed March 11, 1842.


Enoch Middleton, 1842. George S. Cubberley, 1857-60, 1866-68, 1872.
James B. Coleman, 1842, 1843. Joseph Whitehead, 1857-58.
Enoch Knowles, 1842. John Hammell, 1857-58.
John H. Rulon, 1842, 1844, 1846-47, 1849. Charles H. Hutchinson, 1859-62.
W. Redman, 1842, 1851-54. Eden Rogers, 1859-60, 1862-65.
Samuel Chambers, 1843-47, 1849. William Coleman, 1859-60, 1866.
George H. Steward, 1843. John L. Hammond, 1859-61.
Henry Tusker, 1843. Samuel Vandergrift, 1861-67, 1870-71.
John West, 1853-44. Edward P. Tindall, 1861, 1863-65, 1867-69.
James Anderson, 1844-46. David Lee, 1862-66, 1871-72, 1874.
Lewis Redford, 1844. Clark T. Forman, 1863.
Marvel Shove, 1845. T. W. Robling, 1864-66.
Alfred Mitchell, 1845-48. Samuel Allison, 1867-68.
Israel J. Woodward, 1845-47. Samuel Applegate, 1868-69.
Peter Decow, 1847. Samuel N. West, 1868-70.
William Tindall, 1848. John S. West, 1869-71.
Nathan Robbins, 1848, 1850-53. John H. Clark 1869-70.
Asher S. Cubberley, 1848. Charles A. Ashton, 1870-71.
George S. Cook, 1848, 1849. Joseph H. Hill, 1871-72.
John F. R. Combs, 1849. Joseph S. Middleton, 1872-73.
Samuel Hughes, 1849. Levi Mather, 1872-74.
Major Voorhees, 1850, 1855. Matthew Decow, 1873, 1875.
Jeremiah Lalor, 1850. George C. Dye, 1873.
Caleb Coleman, 1850-54, 1856. Thomas F Applegate, 1874-76, 1880, 1881.
Daniel Ivens, 1850. Redway Robbins, 1875-77.
Joseph Hendrickson, 1851. Benjamin Goldy, 1875-76.
George A. Hutchinson, 1851-54, 1856-58, 1861-62, 1867, 1873-74.
Thomas F. Dye, 1852-54, 1856. Edward Eversham, 1875-77.
Titton Rogers, 1854. Amos H. Cole, 1876-78.
Josiah Buzby, 1855. Charles Blake, 1877-79.
George Anderson, 1855-56. Timothy Scoby, 1877-78.
David C. Rulon, 1855. Samuel M. Smith, 1878-80.
Charles H. Hughes, 1855. Samuel H. Labow, 1878-80.
William S. Titus, 1856. M. Robbins, 1881.
Abel Taylor, 1857-58. Edward Cubberley, 1881.




TH3860 Extract from “A National Register of the Society, Sons of the American Revolution: Principle Events of the American Revolution” has reference to Franklin Warner Throp, son of Stachus and Achsah (Goldy) Throp, grandson of John Goldy, sergeant New Jersey Troops.



John Goldy of New Hanover acted as a trustee for the Parsonage House to Minister Warden and Vestry mean of St Andrews church. Dated 1 August 1769. The property was going up for sheriff’s sale and John Goldy bought it for the church.


It says: John Goldy from Joseph Imlay


Black Oak tree at southside of the North main branch of Rancocas Creek being a corner to John Bisphams which was part of the estate belonging to Patrick Reynolds? Long Bridge? John Goldy on behalf of the Minister Warden and Vestry then of the Church of St. Andrew in Mount Holly. 100 proclamation money and seized as property of Levi Briggs for debts owed.



July 1869 Joseph Goldy of Lumberton and his wife Sarah Ann sold property to the Mt Holly, Lumberton Medford Railroad for $1500.00.



26 April 1815

Samuel Goldy of New Hanover to Daniel Goldy of Northampton $1500 for 70 acres on road from Juliustown.



1838 Grantee Daniel Goldy, Jr. Grantor William Pippitt



In 1884 June 18- In the district Court the jury found for the defendants in the case of the Bank of Lyons against Oskaloosa Packing Company. This case arose upon a note executed by the President of the Packing Company to Stiles, Goldy & McMahon for margins alleged to have been advanced upon the purchase by the Packing Company of them of 600,000 pounds of short ribs, in May, 1883 for delivery in August of the same year. The Packing Company failed to keep up the losses on the deal, and Stiles, Goldy and McMahon declared the deal at an end about July 10, and subsequent to the receipt of the note sued on (which amountedto about $18,000) and immediately transferred the note to the Bank of Lyons. The decision of the jury is that the whole transaction was a gambling operation and the packing company company is relieved of all liabilities. The case will go to the Supreme Court of the State.




10th day 2nd month 1791. A certification on account of marriage for Henry Burr, Jr to Shrewsbury monthly meeting, Mary Goldy (formally Pancoast) reported for going out in marriage. Benjamin Linton visits from Chesterfield monthly meeting.



December 13, 1803, Mr Corlies released to John Jemkins his plantation commomnly known as "The Red Lion Tavern" situated in the township of Northampton and containing 290 acres. The date of William Corlies death is uncertain, but it was doubtless shortly after the execution of the above release. In November 1820, Samuel Sykes petitioned the Orphans Court of Burlington County for the settlement of the estate of William Corlies and set forth that the deceased had left children William, Joseph, John, Abiah, Asher, Samuel, Ann Robinson, Jerusha Goldy, Sarah Brown, Lucy Mills, Rebecca Heger and Mary Bodine and that since the decease of William Corlies, the eldest of his children William, Joseph, Abiah and Jerusha had also deceased, each leaving children, and that Asher and Sarah had already conveyed their part of said deceased's estate to the petitioner, Samuel Sykes. The court ordered that the desired division should be made by John Warren, Wsq, Joshua S Earl and Joseph Shimm Burlington County Deeds, Liber M, Folio 744** Minutes if the Ophans Court of Burlington County, Liber5, Folio 87. The name of the first wife of William Corlies, was Mary Farnsworth. He married 2nd license June 13, 1756 Ann Cox of Middlesex County, New Jersey, who joined him in a deed September 12, 1805.

William Corlies was the great great grandson of Samuel Shattuck.