Learn how Jacob Vanderveer's niece, daughter to Elias Vanderveer change forever the Vanderveer name
C.G. Wolfe recaptures the tale entitled "A Tragedy of Long Ago" in Within a Jersey Circle, an obscure book of local folklore authored by George Quarrie in the Unionist Gazetteer Association in 1910.
Read about her terrible fortunes as the story goes back to the post revolutionary war period when the area was still entrenched in a rustic wartime era. Ghosts, slaves, murder, all take center stage in this telling tale that we're glad to share. The story does pose light on some of the true historic elements of the period and the area.
From a historical perspective, Phebe Vanderveer is the daughter to Elias and Catherine Vanderveer, hence making her a niece to Jacob (James) Vanderveer, the person noted as the founder of the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster (Pluckemin), New Jersey.
From the story:
"...three men would fall under the spell of Phebe Vanderveer's charm:
two of them would meet violent ends,
the third's obsession with her would drive him mad."
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Submitted: June 22, 2009