One of the most noted events in Pluckemin was The Grand Alliance Ball of 1779 in Pluckemin. General Washington and 400 others attended the celebration held on the grounds of the Boylan House in 1779. The ball celebrated the first anniversary of the alliance with France, which ended in victory for the allies at Yorktown. The ball was attended by more than 400 dignitaries. George and Martha Washington attended the ball that took place on grounds of what was the John Boylan home, near the northwest side of the Cornelius Eoff farm.
1856 - William Lewis Dayton - Basking Ridge Distant relative of Jonathan Dayton who almost became Abraham Lincoln's Vice Presidential nominee....and we know what would've happened.