Wicked Monmouth County

Wicked Monmouth County

From burglaries and bootleggers to speakeasies and swindlers, join historian George Joynson as he uncovers some of the county's seediest stories.

Author: George Joynson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614232056

Category: History

Page: 160

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During the early twentieth century, Monmouth County saw more than its fair share of crime, conspiracy and corruption. In the midst of the Prohibition and Great Depression Eras, Detectives Jacob Rue, William Mustoe ("the man who could make a horse talk") and Harry Crook investigated, and sometimes participated in, much illegal activity. The careers of these fascinating men included investigations of brutal murders, ruthless gangsters, an attempted cyanide poisoning, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and a search for a vicious escaped leopard. From burglaries and bootleggers to speakeasies and swindlers, join historian George Joynson as he uncovers some of the county's seediest stories.
Categories: History

Wicked Tales from the Highlands

Wicked Tales from the Highlands

The old Mike Augulis case file was pulled out and reviewed jointly by detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and the ...

Author: John P. King

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625841216

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Highlands was first sighted by Henry Hudson himself and is known as the place where the Jersey shore begins. Its beaches are perennially crowded with sunbathers, swimmers and families. But buried under the sands, the Highlands hides sins from the past. Sandy Hook claimed North America's first European murder victim, a passenger on Hudson's Half Moon. During Prohibition, mobsters supplied Bay Avenue businesses with plenty of booze. A man accused of shooting another with a cannon performed an Old West style jailbreak. And sometimes, soldiers stationed along the shores caused more trouble than they prevented. Read about these and other wicked deeds committed in New Jersey's Highlands.
Categories: History

The Wicked Wayes of the Cruell Cavaliers

The Wicked Wayes of the Cruell Cavaliers

Henry Viscount Newport , for the County of Stafford . Bennet Lord Hatborough ,
for the County of Rutland . George Doddington , Esq ; for the County of Somerset
. John Morgan of Tredegar , Esq ; for the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock .



ISBN: CORNELL:31924027930167

Category: Great Britain

Page: 8

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Categories: Great Britain

Wicked Litchfield County

Wicked Litchfield County

One of the county's most brutal crimes, the killing of the Mallory family of ... at Valley Forge and fought at the battle of Monmouth, New Jersey.

Author: Peter C. Vermilyea

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467119696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Thieves, rumrunners and rapscallions all color the unsavory side of Litchfield County history. Townspeople accused women of witchcraft simply for not bearing enough children in the early days of the region. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Owen Sullivan and William Stuart took advantage of the county's isolated stretches and a currency shortage to build counterfeiting empires. In 1780, Barnett Davenport's brutal actions earned him infamy as the nation's first mass murderer. Small-time speakeasies slowly took hold, and the omnipresence of alcohol-fueled crime led to the birth of the nationwide prohibition movement. Local historian Peter C. Vermilyea explores these and other devilish tales from the seedier history of Litchfield County.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dad s Time

Dad s Time

From the book “Wicked Monmouth County”, by George Joynson, a few more details of the goings-on at the Hammerstein place . . . “In 1933, Chief Crook (great ...

Author: Henry Wheeler

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468943061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1

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The term 'ordinary' family is a misnomer. Almost never is any family 'ordinary' in that sense...dig a bit into history, relate the dinner table stories, the lifestyles, the experiences, and fascinating life stories are revealed. Within this family, several lives are revealed. Within those lives circumstances that were dangerous, adventurous, enormously difficult, and above all, true are revealed. In a typically American context, many started as immigrants, but became Americans by design, by ignoring hardships, escaping poverty, and in one case, by tragic events. It begins in the trackless Manitoba prairie, but touches places all over the world as lives unfold. Take his tour of his family snapshots, as it were, and consider your own family story. Do you have a story to tell?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Catherine of Monmouth County New Jersey

Catherine of Monmouth County  New Jersey

“I've been wanting to ask someone, and unable to talk about it— do you think it evil for me to want to be with Eden?” “What do you mean?

Author: Bonnie Schermer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595307203

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Catherine Throckmorton has accepted her role as a wealthy, proper spinster in colonial New Jersey. Forced to marry a Quaker, she is caught between her husband's pacifism and her own family's violent patriotism. The American Revolution sweeps her into the Battle of Monmouth, and leaves her struggling to preserve her family in the volatile aftermath. This story, although fictionalized, contains detailed, factual information about the Battle of Monmouth and the history of Monmouth County, New Jersey. All of the main characters are historic figures. Underlying the tale is a continuation of the Throckmorton Family genealogy begun in Rebecca of Providence, Rhode Island. Because Catherine married Richard Norris, her story becomes the first of three books comprising a Norris family saga.
Categories: Fiction

Wicked Newport

Wicked Newport

The second raid, at 524 Monmouth Street, was not as successful. ... the national wire service as a means of getting racing results from around the country.

Author: Dr. Thomas Barker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625841179

Category: True Crime

Page: 128

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Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity. With top political and law enforcement officials often on the take, the seedy status quo became so excessive that a May 1961 issue of Time magazine declared, “Newport has developed such a gaudy brand of gambling and prostitution that it stands today as one of the nation’s most blatant sin centers.” Eastern Kentucky University Professors Gary Potter and Thomas Barker, both experts on organized crime, along with Jenna Meglen, offer up a captivating chronicle of Newport’s criminal development, complete with thought-provoking assessments of the possible advantages that organized crime brought to the city commonly considered to be Las Vegas’s predecessor.
Categories: True Crime

Wicked Curve

Wicked Curve

He got a job digging postholes for the Howard County Telephone Co., ... Alexander performed well but lost 5–4 to Monmouth when his teammates made three ...

Author: John C. Skipper

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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When in 1911 Phillies pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander set the National League record for wins by a rookie (28), it was a sign of things to come. Alexander went on to win 373 games over his 20–year career, the third highest total in major league history, and he would lead the league in ERA four times, shutouts seven times, complete games six times, and wins six times. But he also became a deeply troubled man. After the Shell-Shocked pitcher returned from World War I, he would battle alcoholism, epilepsy, and personal demons that damaged his reputation and proved disastrous for his life outside of baseball. This biography sheds new light on the pitcher and the man, focusing on Alexander’s personal life, especially his complex relationship with his wife, Aimee, as well as their marriages and divorces. His Hall of Fame career, wartime service, and long decline are also documented.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits in the County of Monmouth and the Principality of Wales

A A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits in the County of Monmouth and the Principality of Wales

When the noise ceased they went playing again, (for wicked men are commonly very incorrigible) and then the lamentable groaning noise was renewed and was ...

Author: Jones Edmund

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473342781

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

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This vintage book contains accounts of ghost encounters in England and Wales, with detailed descriptions, analyses, historical information, and more. It will appeal to those with an interest in the supernatural and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Rebuke to Infidels and Atheists", "Vindication on a Treatise", "Of Apparitions, &c. in the Parish of Aberystruth", " Of Apparitions, &c. in the Parish of Bedwellty", "Of Apparitions, &c. in the Parish of Mynythuslwyn", "Of Apparitions, &c. in the Parish of Llanhyddel", "Of Apparitions, &c. in the Parish of Bedwas", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition designed for a modern audience. This book was first published in 1901.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Wicked Carlisle

Wicked Carlisle

Three months later, in September 2002, the county redevelopment authority ... at the Carlisle Opera House depicting Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth.

Author: Joseph David Cress

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614235811

Category: History

Page: 128

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With Wicked Carlisle, author Joe Cress revisits the criminal history of Cumberland County. Taking a more focused and less bloody approach, Cress will largely bring new stories of mischief to the table, though he will revisit the lighter side of two or three crimes from Murder and Mayhem in Cumberland County. From stories of college pranks gone wrong, Carlisle's own Robin Hood and the robbing and subsequent torching of a beloved local theater (the Strand where the local HS now sits ) to abuses at the Carlisle Indian School and the town's connection to the raid on Harper's Ferry, Cress scours the underbelly of the borough for mischief and misdeeds.
Categories: History

SOMETHING WICKED 560 Horror Classics Macabre Tales Supernatural Mysteries

SOMETHING WICKED  560  Horror Classics  Macabre Tales   Supernatural Mysteries

The farm-house in which we lodged had formerly belonged to the county family of the ... or rather his intention to participate, in Monmouth's rebellion.

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027247110

Category: Fiction

Page: 23193

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… Hugh Walpole: Portrait of a Man with Red Hair All Souls' Night Robert E. Howard: The 'John Kirowan' Saga The 'De Montour' Saga Cthulhu Mythos M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… The Woman in White Guy de Maupassant: The Horla… E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? The Ways of Ghosts Some Haunted Houses Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan… William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder… M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire… Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep
Categories: Fiction

The Trial of John Frost for High Treason

The Trial of John Frost for High Treason

... to wit at Newport aforesaid in the county of Monmouth aforesaid AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked Treason and ...

Author: Joseph Gurney


ISBN: NYPL:33433067408611

Category: Newport Uprising, Newport, Wales, 1839

Page: 778

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Categories: Newport Uprising, Newport, Wales, 1839

The Ragged Road to Abolition

The Ragged Road to Abolition

... which warned of the presence of persons ''so wicked as to devise the ... Monmouth County patriots complained of the dishonorable conduct of the ...

Author: James J. Gigantino II

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812290226

Category: History

Page: 368

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Contrary to popular perception, slavery persisted in the North well into the nineteenth century. This was especially the case in New Jersey, the last northern state to pass an abolition statute, in 1804. Because of the nature of the law, which freed children born to enslaved mothers only after they had served their mother's master for more than two decades, slavery continued in New Jersey through the Civil War. Passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 finally destroyed its last vestiges. The Ragged Road to Abolition chronicles the experiences of slaves and free blacks, as well as abolitionists and slaveholders, during slavery's slow northern death. Abolition in New Jersey during the American Revolution was a contested battle, in which constant economic devastation and fears of freed blacks overrunning the state government limited their ability to gain freedom. New Jersey's gradual abolition law kept at least a quarter of the state's black population in some degree of bondage until the 1830s. The sustained presence of slavery limited African American community formation and forced Jersey blacks to structure their households around multiple gradations of freedom while allowing New Jersey slaveholders to participate in the interstate slave trade until the 1850s. Slavery's persistence dulled white understanding of the meaning of black freedom and helped whites to associate "black" with "slave," enabling the further marginalization of New Jersey's growing free black population. By demonstrating how deeply slavery influenced the political, economic, and social life of blacks and whites in New Jersey, this illuminating study shatters the perceived easy dichotomies between North and South or free states and slave states at the onset of the Civil War.
Categories: History

Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County New Jersey

Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County  New Jersey

COUNTY . ... the same charge : That the wicked people of Middletown were guilty
of rank rebellion , for the purpose of delivering a pirate from the clutches of the
law .

Author: George Crawford Beekman


ISBN: WISC:89066011123

Category: Dutch Americans

Page: 142

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Categories: Dutch Americans

Reports of State Trials

Reports of State Trials

... in the county of Monmouth aforesaid overt act ) And further to fulfil perfect and
together with a great multitude of false traitors bring into effect their most evil and
wicked whose names are to the said jurors unknown to treason and treasonable

Author: Great Britain. State Trials Committee


ISBN: PRNC:32101065983536

Category: Trials


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Categories: Trials

Elsie s Vacation

Elsie s Vacation

I hope Roberts and Carlisle weren't quite as wicked as he.” “No, I should not like to ... They infested the lower part of Monmouth County, whence they went ...

Author: Martha Finley

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781598564174

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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When the family returns home from their journey in the Dolphin, they learn Grandma Elsie is ill and must have surgery. Elsie and her family put their trust in God to help them endure the hardship and uncertainty of her future. To aid her recovery, Elsie chooses to recuperate at Viamede, her family's Louisiana home.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Monmouth Norfolk

Monmouth  Norfolk

... were cloistered in this abbey soon became attached to the pomps and vanities
of this wicked world ; the outward man ... Journey through the hundreds of
Ragland and Uske , • In travelling through this district of the county of Monmouth ,
the ...

Author: George Alexander Cooke


ISBN: NYPL:33433075876353



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