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  • 1880 - The 1880 Federal Census listed Bernards Township as having a population of 2,622 which included 218 farms.

  • 1845 - Grant Barney Schley, a founding father of Far Hills, was born in 1845 at Chapinville, N.Y., near Syracuse, to a farm family of humble circumstances. He obtained only an elementary school education. At the age of 16 he went to work for as a peach picker and shipping clerk for Wells, Butterfield and Company, a Syracuse firm which later merged with others (George F. Baker's First National Bank) to become the American Express Company.

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