Militia Morris County

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Militia Morris County
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New Jersey 1793 militia enrollment

The following was taken from the microfilmed handwritten transcribed registers of the militia enrollment for Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Sussex counties as found in the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Twp.

On November 30, 1792, a law was passed in the New Jersey State Legislature which was aimed at the reorganization of the New Jersey State Militia. One of the first requirements of the law was to have a statewide census taken of all eligible males between the ages of 18 and 45. The census was to determine manpower potential and to organize those listed into militia bodies. Exception being made to certain persons who have done Revolutionary War service or others previously enrolled in a state militia; these exemptions are often listed and herein enumerated. Exemption was also made by payment of a $3.00 yearly fee.

[Assuming that no one was younger than 18 or older than 45, then everyone would have been born between 1748 and 1775.]

The last page of this contains the following statement:

This May certify that the above is a true Return made to me by Several Deputies in the County of Morris - - as witness my Hand this 28th Day of May 1793
                                                                                    Ellis Cook Commissioner

I have alphabetized the list by surname, including given name and township. This was done to allow for easier viewing of the list which consists of over 2000 names.

Surnames beginning with:

A-E    F-J    K-O     P-Z

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