7th Reunion, August 30, 1919

Homestead housed Lt. James Monroe (Monroe Doctrine) now prominent in Washington political discussions

Trenton Evening Times, Wednesday, August 20, 1919

LAMBERTVILLE. Aug 20 – The famous Pidcock family reunion will be held again this year. The Hunterdon and Bucks County members of the family gathering at Neely’s Mills, two miles south of New Hope, on Saturday, August 30.

Raymond Stout, of this city, who is secretary of the family’s organization, is completing arrangements now for the gathering, of which George M. Pidock of Bloomsbury, is the present head.

James N. Pidcock, of Whitehouse, the well known politician in the Democratic party and for years classed as the Hunterdon County boss and leader of the Pidcock or “pirate” faction of the party, belongs to the organization, and for a time was on the official list, but …of the reunions caused the others to elect someone else in his place.

The Hunterdon County Pidcocks all came from the Pennsylvania family whose headquarters were at what is now known as Neely’s Mills. Their history runs back into that of early Bucks County settlers, and it was only …a few decades that part of them emigrated to this side of the river.

The Pidcock homestead was for a time the headquarters for Lieut. James Monroe during American Revolutionary days, the man who afterwards as President of the United States promulgated the Monroe doctrine, now playing such a prominent part in political discussions in Washington.

It is expected that there will be a large attendance at the reunion, some of the family having come from as far as Texas on previous occasions.

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