THE JOHN INSKEEP HOUSE
70 N Locust Rd., Evesham Township
Burlington County, Marlton, New Jersey
he John Inskeep Homestead is now the home of the Evesham
Historical Society. It was listed on August 26, 1993, as one of
the many sites and buildings eligible for the National Register
of Historic Places ~ ~ ~
The photos on this page were taken by Lisa Crooks Zugner, on
March 27, 2003. Lisa was visiting friends in her
childhood home of Haddonfield, New Jersey.
The Inskeep family is another of the many families that were
neighbors and married McCollochs, Van Meters and others who left
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland to became the early
settlers in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and other states west.
Most of these families immigrated to America and went on to
become some of the most prominent pioneering men and women to
participate in every aspect of founding the United States of
From "The Inskeeps" by H. E. Wallace Jr.: 'Never at
any one time since its establishment in America has the family
assumed large numbers in the male line. This doubtless accounts
for the small number of distinguished men; yet among them are
found two judges of the Gloucester County Courts, one Mayor of
Philadelphia, two officers of the revolution and subsequent to
that time, many distinguished in the lesser walks of life,
hardy, honest, kindly, God fearing men and women, the bone and
sinew of the nation.'
John Inskeep, (Judge John) emigrated before 1708 with his wife Mary, his sons
John, James, Joseph and daughter Mary. Another son Abraham was
born in New Jersey. Their son James married Mary Miller, October
22, 1725. James and Mary had five children being; Mary, Sarah,
Catherine, Joseph and Abraham. Sarah Inskeep, married 'COL' John
McColloch, and Joseph Inskeep, married Hannah
John Inskeep, husband of Sarah Ward, and one of the three sons that immigrated to America
with his father, built the Inskeep house in 1725. It is said
that the house burned down in 1770, and was rebuilt by 1771. The
third John Inskeep, was the owner at that time. The property was
in the Inskeep family until 1936.
Information below should you be interested in visiting and/or
touring the house.
The home is maintained by the Evesham
Historical Society. The group’s headquarters are in the
house. Society meetings are held the third Saturday of each
month (with exception of July and August) at 9:00 a.m. or show
up for an open house tour after the meetings. They go from 10
a.m. – 2 p.m. If you’re interested in touring the house,
you may contact them at (856) 703-0687.
NOTE: Since these pictures were taken in 2003,
the house has been modified on the outside. A porch with
decorative railing has been added.
Last Updated ~ August 29, 2013