Find your ancestors in New Jersey church records 1747-1794

What can these records tell me?

The church records in this collection pertain to communion and are from the township of Hanover.

Each result will provide you with a transcript of pertinent details from the original communion records.

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Year
  • Date
  • Event type
  • Place
  • Note – this may include such details as spouse’s name
  • Folio and image numbers

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The church records included in this collection are from the township of Hanover, located in Morris County, New Jersey. The records pertain to an active time in Hanover, with the resurgence of religious revivals kicking off around 1740. The most populous denominations in the latter half of the 1700s were Presbyterian, Society of Friends (Quaker), Dutch Reformed, Baptist, and Episcopal.

Despite being small in population, the township is rich in history. It was the first settlement established in northwest New Jersey. The settlement dated back to 1685 and was situated by the Whippany River. The name of the township comes from the House of Hanover, of which George I of Great Britain was a member. It was chosen as a token of respect for the monarch who was ruler of the American colonies at that time.

Hanover was a frequently used rest stop for Washington and his troops during the Revolutionary War.