Ebenezer Byram

In 1744 Ebenezer Byram and family moved to Roxiticus in Morris County from East Bridgwater, Plymouth Colony. He was fifty-two. It was late in life for him to make this move. In the mid-1700’s the average life expectancy was close to his age in the mid-fifties. Why did...

275th Anniversary

Happy 275th, Mendham Township! On the 29th of March of this year, the Township of Mendham celebrates 275 years of officially being a town. Morris County, originally formed in 1738, was first made up of three townships: Morris, Hanover, and Pequannock.  Mendham...

History of Ralston Cider Mill

Origin as Nesbitt Grist Mill In 1818 Mary Ann Ralston, daughter of John Ralston, married the nephew and namesake of her father’s business partner Hugh Nesbitt. She had grown up at a time when the Roxiticus area (now called Ralston) became of thriving industrial...

Naming Mendham

There are names for municipalities large and small, including hamlets, villages, towns, and cities. There are even names where streets meet. How are these names picked? The story of who, what, where, when, and why varies from place to place. What about Mendham...