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Samuel and Mary Rue of Upper Freehold NJ PLEASE
Posted by: Penny Fischer Otte (ID *****1328) Date: September 24, 2009 at 13:48:28
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Please dear forum members, I need your help. We are trying to get our house (The Samuel Rue House) registered as a historic property but the stupid preservation office is refusing to find validity in our findings.

Our house was built in 1806 and from 1828 through 1900 it was occupied by the Rue family, a Quaker family here in Upper Freehold. Samuel and Mary Rue were the owners and they had several children, Charles Price Rue being one of them. They owned a large farm here and had servants. We are on a historic corner that is threatened with development and we are desperate to find out anything about this family.

If any one has ANY information about Sam and Mary Rue I would greatly appreciate it. I know they are buried right down the street in the East Branch Cemetery. I would need any family photos of them, their children, and especially the house and their farm, and any information about their life here. I know that the Rue family was very significant here as there is a road named after them as well as the fact that the town of Cream Ridge was going to be named Ruesville after the family. I also know that George Rue lives up the road still.

Any information (crossing fingers) there has to be a direct relative out there that can help us?


Penny Otte

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