Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh

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Death 1762 (aged 81–82)
Burial Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 78178052 · View Source
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A plaque in the cemetery says "Elizabeth Haddon, the founder and proprieto of Haddonfield, born 1680 and died 1762."

As a young girl in London, Elizabeth met John Estaugh, a young Quaker preacher. John left England for America and later Elizabeth's father sent her to America to begin a settlement. She was 20 years old when she sailed for America and stayed on 400 acres of land in West Jersey - later Haddonfield.

She met up with John Estaugh again and proposed to him. He accepted and they were married in 1702. They had no children of their own but raised Elizabeth's nephew, Ebenezer Hopkins, as their own.

Their love story is immortalized in the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn.

paraphrased from the book Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey, A Guide by Janice Kohl Sarapin - pages 158-9 - and from Wikipedia and this site which has more info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njhcdar/about_haddonfield.html

And to learn more about Elizabeth Haddon and her husband, John, check out this book (can find it on Google Books): Elizabeth Haddon: a true narrative of the early settlement of New Jersey By Lydia Maria Francis Child


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  • Created by: Sandy Koehler Lee
  • Added: 10 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78178052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh (1680–1762), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78178052, citing Haddonfield Friends Cemetery, Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Sandy Koehler Lee (contributor 47126821) .