Are you still interested in some info. I have a phone number for a person you may want to talk to. He gave me permission to give it to you.I am trying to find information on the Sorden family that owned cranberry bogs and lived in Indian Mills/Shamong in the mid to late 1800's. John H. Sorden was married to Theresa Ann Weeks. My information going back stops with John H. It appears that the bogs that were owned by the Sorden family were sold at the time of John H.'s death to pay off outstanding debts. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
From what I have found online at the Medford Baptist Cemetery site - the Mingin and McIntyre plot is in NJBM5, 6, 7, and 8A. If that helps. Thanks so much again. Would love to see photos if and when you go. I am still in awe and amazed at the help.
mamswift,Thank you TeeGate - I had not seen some of that before. John H. Sorden was my great, great grandfather and the Sorden family has been a mystery to us for a long time. We have absolutely no info on John H. Sorden's parents. I was in the Wharton Forest area in March and thought we stumbled upon the remains of the Sorden home. We had an old hand drawn map that listed the family names and tried to navigate from that.
Joan,Amazing what can be found on blogs. My maiden name is Slimmer and my great uncle had left in his will in 1969 a cranberry bog approximately 12 acres know as the Jon Sorden Old Bog and another known as the Than Brown Bog. I am beginning a search as my father had told tales of his uncle, the Cranberry King. Of course that may have been a family nickname. His name was Benjamin Mingin. His ancestors lived in NJ for some 100 years before him. Has anyone ever heard of him? And any ideas where I can begin my search - I am looking to go back to his mother Katherine "kate" Mingin. A big thank you for just looking over my request.
Sorry I had given up on trying to find the bogs. I am going to be in the area in 2 weeks and would appreciate any new info.mamswift,
I am bringing this post back from the dead to inform you that I now can tell you exactly where one of John, Joseph, and W.P. Sorden's property was located.