c. 1600s Sarah Kiersted, 17th century, a 1936 painting of Kiersted with Chief Oratam.
1700 Deed of Purchase between Blandina Bayard and the Hackensack Indians, 1700.
1700 NJ Indian Mortar and Pestle .
1710 The Schuyler Patent These documents are early evidence of contacts between colonial women and Lenape men and women.
1753 “An Invitation Ode to a Young Lady in New York From Her Friend in the Country” by Annis Boudinot Stockton, New Brunswick, 1753
1758 “Sleep Balmy Sleep,” a poem by Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801) written on the occasion of her husband’s last illness, 1758.
1760 Runaway Wives As a British colony, New Jersey was subject to English Common Law and its women, especially married women, were subject to the limitation of rights familiar to women in England.
1760 1770 Linen and Wood Stays Stays, sometimes called a pair of stays, were a common woman’s garment in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
1770 Infant Mortality. Gravestone for the Infant Children of Isaac and Hannah Arnett
1775 Diary of Jemima Condict. New Jersey Colonists sense the coming conflict with Great Britain and make preparations.