Ewing Family History (www.sandcastles.net)
Captain Findley EWING
(Abt 1650-)
Thomas MASKELL Jr.
Thomas EWING Sr.


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1. Martha BOND
bulletCharles EWING+
2. Elizabeth TATE

James EWING 11,42,44

bulletBorn: 12 Jul 1744, Greenwich, Cumberland Co., New Jersey 32
bulletMarried (1): 1778 31
bulletDied: 16 Oct 1823, Trenton, New Jersey 7,32,42

   General Notes:

James was the youngest son of Thomas Ewing and Mary Maskell. Together with his nephew, Dr. Thomas Ewing, he was a member of the famous "Tea Party" which, on the night of Thursday, Dec. 22, 1774, destroyed a quantity of tea which had been landed at Greenwich NJ, contrary to the Articles of Association of the Continental Congress. He was elected to the Assembly from Cumberland County in 1778, and liked the atmosphere of Trenton so well that he took up his residence there the next year, in 1779. He engaged in mercantile business, and for a short time was a partner of Isaac Collins, the printer of the New Jersey Gazette. For several years he was one of the Commissioners of the State Loan Office. He was the author of an ingenious "Columbian Alphabet," an attempt at a reformed system of spelling, which he explained in a pamphlet published at Trenton in 1798. He was Mayor of Trenton from 1797-1803. He died October 23, 1823.

He was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Cumberland Militia and a paymaster of Militia. Charles Ewing, once Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, was his son and his only child. 43

   Marriage Information:

James married Martha BOND in 1778 31. (Martha BOND was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey 23.)

   Marriage Information:

James also married Elizabeth TATE.

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