In and article I wrote some 20 years ago, during the years when I was suggesting that Hamilton Township was woefully inadequate in recording and appreciating its historic heritage. It seemed that all history revolved around Hamilton Square, and the only reliable source of history originated in the West family of Hamilton Square. As a result, very little was ever written about Yardville, Edgebrook, Deutzville, Bromley, Groveville, White Horse and all the farm land in between. Thanks to former mayor Jack Rafferty, Joe Bellina, and Maurice "Mo" Rossi, they were sold on Tom Glover's concept of at least starting a recorded history of the township. I suggested to the gentlemen that the historic John Abbott II house, the Watson House, the Isaac Pearson house, and other COLONIAL historic spots in Hamilton were important, but not all history involved the colonial experience. What about the evolution of Hamilton to a burgeoning megalopolis? What about the beginnings of Bromley, the McGalliard family, the antiquity of Groveville, etc.?
To make a long story short, I found that I was really preaching to the choir. Jack Rafferty is and always was very interested in local history. As a result, I have been zealously building a comprehensive digital and physical database of Hamilton and little recognized material from the surrounding areas of Hamilton. The project is a lifetime project and will continue for generations to come.
"Mercer Manor" is where I live. Many of the streets named after members of president Wilsons administration.