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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:28 pm 
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The Lenape names of nearby areas gave rise to the names of the towns formed in those areas:

Piscataway = It’s getting dark

Succasunna = Black Rock

Secaucus = Siskaes = Snake Hill

What does Weequahic mean in Lenape?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:22 pm 
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It means the "The head of the cove."


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:10 am 
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Good answer!

But incorrect.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Charles:

Several internet sources concur with Charlotte's answer.


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Jim click on this site and look at the bottom of the map: Boundary Lines 1666A.D. and Boundary Lines 1667A.D.

http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/NEWARK/1666_1713/index.htm

Boundary Lines 1666A.D.
The treaty with the Indians designated the property between Elizabethtown and Newark
………South bounds which great creek is commonly called Weequahic........



Boundary Lines 1667A.D
The Town “Patent “or Charter for Newark adopted in July,1667 also cited the South boundary as from the salt meadow called by the Indians ,Weequahic and known by name
Of Bound Creek…..


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I'm not disagreeing with your answer, Charles, but this is where I found the answer that I posted.
"Everything relating to Indian history in New Jersey is legend, but the name "Weequahic" is derived from a Lenape word "wee-qua-chick," means "head of the cove." According to tradition, the cove of Weequahic Park, now the lake, was the border between the Hackensack and Raritan bands of the Lenni-Lenape."

http://www.newarkhistory.com/weequahicpark.html


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:40 pm 
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http://books.google.com/books?id=u7XmwM ... &q&f=false


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:47 am 
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Maybe we should let this one end in a draw !


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