Taverns and their Role in History of our Nation Here I think we should discuss that taverns were not just for serving liquor. Not only did they provide lodging and food, but also many early government meetings were held in taverns, etc etc etc
Perhaps add What a typical day might be like in pre-revolutionaryFood likely served
John Eveland Tavern
Write something about John Eveland and when Inn was established
In order to operate a tavern in early New Jersey, owners were required to submit a petition to the Court of Common Pleas. This usually consisted of a pledge to run a moral establishment, with neighbors indicating that he was of a high moral fiber.
The earliest tavern application that survives for the Glen Gardner in was dated 1795. John Eveland applied to operate his tavern which was situated on "the great road leading from the Union to Sussex and beyond."
The Eveland Family
John Eveland lived to be over 100 years old. He was buried at the Mansfield Woodhouse Cemetery, Note I have his will, and it was dated 1834, I probably would want to see if his tomb still stands to validate he was that old and add here. It's also possible that John Eveland Sr. outlived a son John Eveland Jr.
The will left the property to his children, his son Peter was Executor
1850 In Rebuilt?
What do we know about this? Railroad and it's impact to the town. News reports?
In 1863, John Eveland Innkeeper at Clarksville, was drafted for the Civil War. We might want to discuss Hunterdon County and it's roll in the civil war
Start the Chapter on Humphries
Future owners? End with the current-day family