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Born October 18, 1787 at No. 7 Broadway, New York City. He was the second son of colonel John Stevens (III) and Rachel (Cox) Stevens and was the "foremost marine and railroad engineer in America." Robert was so prompt in taking the lead that "Ask…

Colonel John Stevens (III) of Castle Point, Hoboken, N.J. was the only son of Honorable John and Elizabeth (Alexander) Stevens, was born in New York City on June 26, 1749. On May 23, 1768 he graduated from King's College (Columbia) new York City. …

8th Street Gate leading to Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

New York City from Castle Point, Hoboken N.J. about 1902.
Note the Lackawanna (white) ferryboat (left of small tree) leaving the 14th street ferry slip. The ferry slip was later moved to 23th street.

8th Street Gate leading to Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

Villa Stevens, Castle Point, Hoboken, N.J.
Colonel John Stevens (III) purchased the former William Bayard estate for about $90,000 on March 16, 1784. Shortly after Colonel John Stevens purchased the Island of Hoboken he commenced to build his…

"The Cliffs" is in the Foreground. It was later called the Manor House, after an addition of the wing.

Retired employees of the Camden & Amboy Railroad standing in front of the John Bull Locomotive.

When Robert L. Stevens was in England in 1831, he watched with keen interest the new Locomotive "Planet" owned by George Stevenson and his son. Robert L. Stevens ordered a similar engine, the "John Bull" and headed home. Bordentown, New Jersey was…