Playlist for S&M Production History Documentaries. Included here are teasers, updates, special messages and completed works.
THE TRUTH ABOUT COLONIAL LINDEN
A history doc focused on colonial life in the area of then Elizabethtowne, N.J that would become the municipalities of the Township of Linden and the Borough of Linden in the mid 1800's eventually becoming the City of Linden and The Borough of Roselle.
It takes a brief look at the Pre-European settlements of the Lenni Lenape. The time of Dutch exploration and the the New Bergen area of the New Amsterdam colony. Then It follows the area as part of the Elizabethtowne tract during the the times of the East Jersey colony and New Jersey colony. Finally taking a look at the families,sights and battles through the end of The Revolutionary Period.
Upcoming Projects Slated to begin in 2019 are:
Abraham Clark, The Incorruptible Statesmen. (Web short)
Greater Newark: The Innovation Hub of Late 19th ...
The Pine Barrens of New Jersey are steeped in lore. During the American Revolution was no exception. Bloody John and his gang The Refugees were Loyalists but more so opportunist criminals who used the vast ancient forest as a base of operations during the conflict. Also known as the Pine Robbers this motley crew wrecked havoc on Patriots and Tories alike. This brief bio also highlights three action participated in by these enemies of the people.
The Devil Tires- Boxcar Hex Remixed by Flip Taylor
aerial video taken from David Falo
for educational purposes.
The 2nd and 3rd parts in one video. There is lots of info on this battle and many other we have done referring to colonial New Jersey.
The Battle of Short Hills occurred on June 26, 1777 in what is now Middlesex and Union county NJ. This was the last foray by the British who had twice moved on the rebels earlier in June. Howe who wished to March on Philadelphia wanted supply lines through New Jersey to secure his force moving inland on the Capitol.
The British under Gen. Howe marched from Perth Amboy in two columns in an attempt to force Gen Washington into a pitched battle against a force more than double the colonial troop strength. More over the British were equiped with better arms and cannon boasting one of the best trained armies in the world.
However, the Americans had success earlier in the year in winter campaign known as the Forage War. They had denied local supplies from New Jersey in a series of well executed skirmishes and preemptive raids. The large force of the Crown had to rely on shipping from Britain and the Caribbean to feed the vast numbers of their army with sub par rations. The winter through spring months of poor food and being beat to the punch by the colonials for forage had a negative effect on troop morale but more over, in our estimation, would hinder them in the long chase in this action.
The American left Flank commanded by Lord Stirling with Gen Maxwell's Jersey Line, Major Gen. Vaughn's rifles, and a battalion of Pennsylvania German's would hold Gen. Cornwallis's column with eventual support from Gen. Howe in a pincer move for two hours. This allowed Washington's main force to escape and Howe to give up New Jersey.
This is a taste enjoy the full video!
"History of Elizabeth, New Jersey : including the early history of Union County" Hatfield, Edwin F. 1868,New York: Carlton &Lanahan
"History of Union County, New Jersey" Ricord, Frederic. 1897
Publisher Newark, N.J. : East Jersey History Co.
"Historic Elizabeth, 1664-1914" Dix, Warren Rogers. 1914
Elizabeth Daily Journal
This is a fast moving short Biography Format loaded with tons of information. It is backed with the music of MDMG "Psychosis" Some may like the background some may not. Honestly I got mixed reviews on the last one this style. So I made some changes. In this one there is not much text adding extra info as we do in our long format documentaries. Instead we just load it all in the narration. I think it works better for this format. Let me know what you think. I Always welcome criticism and suggestions.
"Old Mash" and his lineage played a large roll in the founding, development, and success of the Great State of New Jersey. Samuel Marsh and his wife Comfort (Mann) settled land along the Rahway River in the area of Linden known as Tremley Point (Trembley Pointe) This is a short video, however, not from lack of importance or history of this major family. This family is quite large and progeny rested there heads all over the state and beyond. Still the main concentration stemming from colonial times was essex (including union) and middlesex counties in New Jersey.
We will be having much more on the Marsh Family as they are very much married into many of our other highlighted families. This video is in the older format based on trying to focus on colonial ares now Linden and Roselle. Yet, we have shared content from Rahway. The village founded by John Marsh. Also most of Linden after 1803 or 4 was incorporated into the Township of Rahway. We will at a future date do our mid sized format 1 or 2 episodes on the Greater Marsh Kin. We just recently got in contact after I found some research from the family. Like the Winans there is a lot of great history to preserve with this family. Hope you all like our quick update and stay tuned for the Clark family next in the cue!
Thanks for joining us for Part two of our The Truth About Colonial Linden Update "The Winans, The Patriots". This family has a lot to be proud as do the People of Linden, Elizabeth, Rahway and Roselle today. We are in the process of fine tuning some of our production but alas not without hiccups. We use the simplest software at this time as we are searching for funding for the full length documentary. The Truth About Colonial Linden full length will not be as in depth in terms of individuals but more of a long form general history of the Colonial period in the Linden and Roselle parts of the Elizabethtown tract. Though we are doing quite a good job of including some of the rich stories and colorful characters along with those facts in the script.
I would give more of an introduction here normally but I believe the video flows well and you will be quite satisfied acquiring knowledge about the Winans patriots. Also, for returning viewers, you know I always leave a bibliography of cited works and research. However, this time they are all in the credits. Trying that out. Let me know how you liked the piece and if you haven't already like and subscribe. This way you will always know when a new video comes out.
We will be licensing music and images as well as employing a professional narrator for the documentary. The film will also feature actors as well as a host. A little different than our updates. This will all depend on funding. We are writing a grant proposal now but if you would like to contribute every bit helps. You will receive credit in the film as a patron, receive a link to a pre-screening on Youtube and for 25 dollars or more request research notes for your own digging. You can donate to our gofundme or subscribe to s&m productions on SubscriberStar.
Are next family update will either be on the Clarks' or the Marsh family. We will start those in a few weeks and have them out in a month or two. So keep an eye out for them! The reason not sooner is directly a result of working towards getting a grant to be able to upgrade software, add some hardware, upgrade our audio equipment, license music, images and pay for some talent. I will be putting out the normal bi-monthly update on the project. Thanks for your interest!
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This video is nonprofit and is educational to benefit the citizens of Linden, N.J Research is cited in video credits
The Battle @ Redbank, the Siege of Fort Mercer Oct. 22 1777 was a resounding but short lived victory for the young American Army. The Fort would be taken the next month but this day saw two Rhode Island regiments take on a highly professional Hessian foe.
It saw a commander vow victory or death and give his life. It saw 80 recently freed Slaves perform in a manner far beyond the expectation. This would set the stage and lead to the freedom of over 5000 men by wars end. The battle would be the second most loss of life for the British in one day during the war.
How we were able to piece together this presentation from vastly conflicting sources check
at the end of may
Short Campy bio on Cornelious Hatfield Jr. a senior citizen loyalist who was lored to have killed the most men of any British officer during the american revolution. Enjoy
This is Part 1 of Our TTACL Update on the Winans Family. This short Examines the The Progenitors of the Winans in Elizabethtown,Later Linden, N.J. John (Jan) and Susannah (Melyn) Winans. Of Dutch ancestry and of excellent quality they were a perfect match and a Linden Love Story worth remembering. Next Week Part 2 Will highlight their descendants roll in the War for Independence.
These brief looks into the first families of what would become Linden are a lead up to our full length Documentary the Truth about Colonial Linden due out later this year.
Special Thanks To Don Golemme for use of his manuscript "The John Wood House, A Link to the Puritans of Elizabethtown"
"Winans Family Genealogy and history of Descendants of John Winans and Susanna Melyn. by Orin Clifford Winans, Paris, Illinois 1983
This Truth About Colonial Linden Extra documents The 2nd Battle of Spanktown (3rd engagement at Spanktown) February 23, 1777 during the part of the Jersey Campaign known as the Forage War. Spanktown is Rahway, N.J Lindens neighboring town. During the colonial period the whole area was part of Elizabethtown (Elizabeth, N.J) and much of what is now Linden became part of Rahway in the early 1800's before incorporating into it's own township in the mid 1800's. Troops from Elizabethtown's Wheat Sheaf neighborhood (part of Roselle and Linden), and the Rahway neighborhood (some of which is now part of Linden) were involved in the battle. This was a neat bit of History we decided to share as we continue to learn new software and search for that voice to help bring the main documentary project to completion. Sources varied but we believe we did the history justice. This was certainly a planned trap by Maxwell and the colonials while being another example of British professionalism and cool under fire leadership of Lt. Colonel Mawhood. Like and subscribe if you enjoyed and please share.
Below are links to sources and our GoFundMe
There are a few more I will link later
The skirmish between The HMS George and rebels of 3-4 hour old United States happened around midnight from July 4th to July 5th 1776 and was most likely the first military action of the United States of America. A fleet from Halifax pressed down into New York Harbor Landing troops set up base on Staten Island.
We discuss in short three accounts and I give my thoughts on the most likely events of the nations first fireworks! Capturing the George and relieving it of it's cannon for the defense of Elizabethtown, ergo the American Continent! Enjoy
This is another brief installation for The Truth About Colonial Linden about Linden originals the Morse Family.
Peter Morse the patriarch of the Morse family was an original associate of the Elizabethtown charter making him a founder of New Jersey. The Morse roots run deep in Linden as the creek that runs through under and around our streets bears their name. This tid bit give info on the family with emphasis on two of Peter's great grandsons whom were noted patriots.
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works cited in this update:
Fredriksen, John C. Revolutionary War Almanac. New York, NY: Facts On File, 2006. Internet resource.
Golemme, Donald The John Wood House A Link to the Puritains of Elizabethtown. Toms River, NJ: Independent, 2018, Manuscript notes.
Yeats, Lauren P. Linden, New Jersey. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2002. Print.
This installment of the The Truth About Colonial Linden is a very special one. The John Wood house was built in 1770 and is the oldest structure still left in Linden. As progress still continues into the 21st century local awareness of this structure is paramount to us at TTACL. This in order to preserve it for many years to come. The danger to this structure is just a matter of time in my opinion. The Hannah Winans home the last house of the historic founding Linden family the Winans is set for demolition to create a train village. Though this is a 19th century structure it is the only other link to the colonial past of Linden as it the last Winans home. After its demolition the Wood house will be the last link and needs to be preserved.
This episode was written by me with the use of notes from local historian Don Golemme's manuscript "The John Wood House a Link to the Puritans of Elizabethtown". I would like to thank him for aiding the entire project with loads of his research in addition to mine as well as networking to help make upcoming final documentary a must see for history buffs and casual viewers alike.
Now I am certainly not the best narrator but wanted to get this short out. I will have a professional voice actor plus more images, animations and a vast array of period music in the final production. One we hope to air on local access and public TV as well as on Bitchute and Youtube. If you would like to help this passion project obtain these necessities please considering a small donation to our go fund me and receive special updates and information
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Hope you enjoyed this tid-bit of Linden History! Thanks for the support remember to like and subscribe and visit the project on our other platforms. If you would like to donate to the Full Length Film visit our Go Fund Me
Ok Big update. For the Truth about Colonial linden
taking some suggestions for online searching from the
NJ historical society I found loads of
important info I've been scouring for.
so I'm able to save myself the second DC trip
however I stepped into a rabbit hole and i'm gonna
take it all the way. The history of the settlers
in what would become the Township of Linden, later the
City of Linden and Borough of Roselle is mostly
forgotten. the farmers and craftsman patriots
and statesmen have been whitewashed from our
collective pride. I owe it to the project and to my
home to bring back as much clarity and truth as I can
Obviously just outside Wheatsheaf in Roselle There is
a replica of Abraham Clark's home and a 4 centuries
site a high school named for him but what does the
average local of Wheatsheaf and Wheatshed know of the
man? A forward thinking man who lived with none of
the hypocrisies. we in hindsight have needed to come
to terms with. that in regards to many founders
he was truly an individual we all can look to as
inspiration and honestly someone all of us could
But this project isn't merely about revolutionary
pre-linden it's about the whole of the colonial
period and i have uncovered surveys from 1699
containing clinker plots in linden surrounding
Trembley point complete with the names of the
renters. Nailed down most of the large farming
plantations. even uncovered another possible village
site however the survey was copied
in the 1850's and the original no longer exists. so
linden village may have been a contemporary addition
still Worth digging further.
I have solid evidence that Sullivan's notorious raid
of Staten Island was launched from Trembley Pointe as
General De Borre's regiment crossed the kill
prior to Carteret the jersey end of the blazing star ferry.
though not stated by name in Sullivan's
court marshal documents
Trembley would have been the only place because of the
docks and boats for the Trembley's ferry,
it is the same short crossing distance.
The fact that Washington's correspondence
names Trembley as where he had century parties
stationed throughout the jersey campaign
to observe the British who would use
the blazing star route and boats from Staten Island
to land in what is now Carteret.
Washington used the
Rahway River as an obstacle so troops could gather
intelligence as well as have rifle men harass the enemy landings
secure enough to
flee the swamp without casualties. so throughout the course
of the Jersey campaign we had regulars
often stationed here
Other actions from the militia men of Wheatsheaf and
Trembley are also noted and praised by the General
In letters written to both. Abraham Clark was a marked
man and himself and family and their farm where
as far as i can tell entirely defended by our
people. Yes Wheatsheaf was out of the way of the objective
of Elizabethtown however the British despite burnings
and captures were never able to really hold Etown.
thanks to strong use of the terrain and stead fast
resolve we kept them unharmed.
honestly there is so much more. I wanna blurt more out
but we will end here
I appreciate everyone excited for the
production and for baring with me as I do my best
to really make this something special.
The script came directly from my notepad so please do not mind the strange spacing. getting late and I have company.
Remember to like and subscribe if you would like to donate to the project you can do so through Bitchute. from paypal. not necessary but every bit helps.
A quick update on the Colonial Linden project. We are a month out from the tentative release date. Production has not even begun because we are digging deeper and deeper. Finding lots of great stuff and we have a few more archives to go through. So, I realistically gonna say end of October the earliest no later than early December. Some of you are really looking forward to it. Which motivates me to give you the best production I can. Also why I continuing digging. I intend to give us Lindenites something to be proud of and a benchmark informative composite of our history prior to the original townships incorporation in 1857. Two things to add, this history will go from the late 1660's until 1789 (slightly past the colonial period to the ratification of the constitution and will include the Borough of Roselle as colonial Linden. This is because it is one and the same. Wheatsheaf Village is Roselle and Linden as well as Roselle being part of the original charter for the township. thanks for your continued support. If you would like to help further email to [email protected]
Just a quick update. The Winans family video will be released next Saturday. The video is about the Founders of the Winans family Jan (john) and Sussanah as well as 5 of their progeny, 2 grandsons and 3 great grandsons who were patriots during the revolution.
Hope you enjoyed this tid-bit of Linden History! Thanks for the support remember to like and subscribe and visit the project on our other platforms. If you would like to donate to the Full Length Film visit our Go Fund Me
This Colonial Linden Extra has to do with the sacking of nearby township Westfield, New Jersey after the Battle of Short Hills. It was an astounding plunder by British forces burning homes of staunch patriots like Ephriam Marsh even looting the town Bell!
I hope everyone is enjoying our attempt to continue informing the area and the world of the colonial/revolutionary history of these parts. Work on the full length Documentary is in the works with most of the writing finished (although it seems we gain more info to add everyday)
I would like to thank all of the supporters and contributors to the Project.
and new contributor Cecil F. Marsh III
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This one is not as animated as other recent ones and is more narration and quick facts. We thought it is interesting enough on it's own to stray back to the earlier format. With info on Wheat Sheaf, Trembley, Upper Rahway, and Greater Elizabethtown. Join us next time for the Clark Family!
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In this edition of The Truth About Colonial Linden Update We highlight Abraham Clark, Patriot husband, father, founder, farmer, lawyer, politician, and inspiration. Usually we highlight an entire family in an update or a colonial period of a family but for this one we highlight a man we consider to be the most influential of all the Elizabethtown Patriots. Why? not merely for signing the Declaration of Independence, sacrifice, long time service to colony then state and country or even the fact that he was born in Wheat Sheaf and his farm stretched along Morse's creek from Present day Roselle into Linden but for seeing a birth of a new nation, a new way of life through to realization of the ideals fought for. Perhaps his most important work happened after the colonial period during the early republic being one of the most noted fighters for the inclusion of The Bill of Rights into the U.S Constitution. This is Part 1 we will highlight two of his sons in our Clark Patriots update. The Clark family came to Elizabethtown from Long Island in the 1670's and are forever intertwined with many of our other highlighted families.
Look forward to the completion of The Truth About Colonial Linden Documentary later this year as we will be exploring more of this family and others during the early colonial period. The full length is a time consuming and costly project. Please consider supporting the project with a donation to our Go Fund Me (link below), additional research, liking, subscribing, and most of all SHARING.
After the Clarks we are going to update on The Women of Elizabethtown.
Thanks for watching see you soon!
Phillip Szabo Writer, lead researcher, and producer of TTACL
This weeks The Truth about Colonial Linden update is on a near unbelievable figure whom's unscrupulious deeds are verified by more accounts than any of our previous highlights. The Son of Colonel Cornelious Hatfield veteran of the french and indian war and Elizabethtown first prespytrian church elder ,Captain Cornelious Hatfield the II is Said to be The most infamous of all the Elizabethtown Loyalists. Hailing from one of Elizabethtown's oldest families which became split over the issue of independence. The Hatfield family spread all over Elizabeth town many family farming plots located in what is now Linden.
This update is on the indigenous tribe of Lenni Lenape, Algonquin speakers who inhabited what is now Linden and Roselle prior to the colonization of the Americas.
This video is Educational and we claim fair for two Lenape songs used in this video links below.
We will follow up with a TTACL Extra with more on the Tribe
butterfly dance above
This TTACL Update is a special one as it is the first one we are releasing with bits for the actual film! This is the script for the short dutch synopsis.
We will be using different visuals for the final but much of that flavor is still being worked on. With rights to more images we will be able to have a much higher resolution which is a big lacking aspect of our updates.
I also will not be the narrator. This role will be filled professionally as we as recorded in a sound studio....not on my laptop.
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I had hit a wall investigating the possible links but watching Rex interview Dr. Scott Wolter on Leak Project I had an eureka moment. Well maybe just enough inspiration to turn the corner. I figured out what I need to look for in order to prove or disprove the theory.
In the video we use the now proven voyage of Templar Sinclair to Nova Scotia and their successful meeting with members of the Mi'kmaq nation. By examining why the interaction between the groups was peaceful and beneficial I could identify promising avenues within Tarascan culture and technology worth investigating. I then can extrapolate those elements and apply them for comparison.
We barely touch on much of the evidence. It seems we just really got going. each subsequent episode will be more specific and contain more valuable data, hard evidence, and citations.
speaking of which link to our much more in-depth article and cites below:
[I1]Lost Letters of Albert Pike, Skull & Bones, Knights Templar, Ancient Alien Artifact, Scott Wolter
Leak Project 9/17/2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZD66cnq8sk
[I3]FOUND the SECRET TEMPLAR (SCOTTISH) EMPIRE IN AMERICA!!!?
Charles Kos 10/1/2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1t7fRGpzho
[I4]Knights Templar in America (Tim Sock)
Unexplained and Unexplored S1-E3 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELSsWIoiWI-jCFWsou_51aPw
[I5]GHI Interviews "The Conservative Messenger, K. Carl Smith"
GHI Podcast 12/8/2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CME3XQUBmA
[I6] "Geographical Origins of the Tarascans" Dr. Vincent H. Malmstrom, Dartmouth
under an alternate scenerio
[I7]THE WINDOVER STORY An exhibition of Archaic Man
The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
[P1]The Templars and the Grail: Knights of the Quest
Quest Books, May 1, 2003 - History -
The following account is from Rivington's Gazette No 570 a newspaper published from the Bowery of lower Manhattan during The Revolutionary War.
On the night of the following Thursday Dec 14 1780 a party of royal horse thieves under command of the celebrated Lewis Robbins an incursion into Rahway They set out for to seize Sheriff Marsh but as the roads were bad and learning probably that the sheriff was not home they turned back and made their way to David Miller's capturing him some of his sons his horses Having paroled the old man because his infirmities they proceeded to Peter Trembly's whom they seized and robbed of all his money papers They took also a Peter Horn But at sudden discharge of a gun they paroled their prisoners and fled.
The Trembly family in the City of Linden have long removed and still the name of Trembly's Point is well known. Within a few years in laying the Long Branch Railroad track (now rerouted through midtown Linden) here they have named a station Trembly Depot situated on the old homestead.
Other colonial Linden videos with furthered information on some of this videos discussion.
The Sack of Westfield