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John Rutherfurd
Birth: Sep. 20, 1760
Death: Feb. 23, 1840
Rutherford
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

US Senator. Graduated from Princeton College in 1779, during the height of the Revolutionary War. Engaged in a law practice and in farming before serving in the New Jersey Legislature, which he did from 1788 until 1789. He was then elected as a Senator from New Jersey to the United States Senate, serving from 1791 until his resignation in 1798. He remained active after the end of his Senate tenure, being commissioned to laying out the greatly expanding New York City north of what is now 14th Street, and serving as a commissioner to settle boundary disputes between the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He resided on the family estate called "Edgerston" on the banks of the Passaic River, where he died in 1846. The present day city of Rutherford, New Jersey lies on the land that was once "Edgerston". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Catherine Alexander Parker Rutherfurd (1724 - 1801)
 
 Spouse:
  Helena (Magdelena) Morris Rutherfurd (1762 - 1840)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Rutherfurd (1784 - 1868)*
  Robert Walter Rutherfurd (1788 - 1852)*
  Louisa Morris Rutherfurd (1792 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Christ Church Cemetery
Belleville
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: May 09, 2002
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GOD Bless you John Rutherfurd and all which do and/or the ones which may come here to view too! Where you lay was at your time interred Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey. Thank you for your service.
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014

- Dawn
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
with respect
- Goddess
 Added: Sep. 7, 2013
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