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Stockton Playground

Park Ave., Martin Luther King Pl., Marcy Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Richard Stockton was born into a socially prominent Quaker family in Princeton, New Jersey on October 1, 1730. His great-grandfather had emigrated from England in 1670, and settled on Long Island before acquiring a 6,400-acre tract of land in New Jersey centered around what is now the town of Princeton. Richard Stockton had a distinguished early education, receiving honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1748, before studying law under David Ogden, at that time the head of the legal profession in the province.

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