Southeast Corner of 3rd & Market Street

The West Jersey Title & Guaranty Company was incorporated in 1888 by William Casselman. His brother-in-law, Thomas French, was a prominent Camden attorney, whose firm is still in business today, as Capehart Scatchard Attorneys at Law. The firm acquired the property at the southeast corner of 3rd and Market Streets in Camden NJ in 1889, and was still at that location as late as 1947. By 1959 the company had moved to 518 Market Street.  Around 1974 the firm was absorbed by the Continental Title Insurance Company, and moved its offices to Pennsauken NJ. In 1995 the firm became the to Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company of New Jersey.

During its heyday, West Jersey Title also engaged in real estate and banking throughout South Jersey, including the the West Jersey Title and Guarantee Bank of Woodbury, NJ. West Jersey Title acquired the Montgomery Stafford Farm East shortly after a railroad station was established at Laurel Springs NJ, and was instrumental in advertising and developing the area which became the Borough of Laurel Springs.

"Market Street, Looking East  Camden"
Photo taken From West of 3rd Street
West Jersey Title Building
is the
3 story building on the right.

Security Trust Building
is the
4 Story building on the left.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 14, 1890

Kaighn's Point Ferry Company
Herbert C. Felton
West Jersey Title & Guarantee Company
Samuel H. Grey -
John J. Burleigh 
William Casselman - D. Somers Risley
William J. Sewell - Peter L. Voorhees
William S. Scull - E.N. Cohn
Franklin C. Woolman -
Thomas E. French
Alexander C. Wood
Camden Heating & Lighting Company
E.A. Armstrong - J.E. Roberts
George Barrett -
J. Willard Morgan
William T. Bailey - David Baird Sr.
Howard M. Cooper - Rene Gillon

Philadelphia Inquirer * November 29, 1910
William D. Brown - West Jersey Guaranty Company

Camden Courier-Post * June 1938
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The West Jersey Title Building In 1942

  October 26, 1942  

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In 1947, the officers of the West Jersey Title & Guaranty Company were as follows:

Ernest L. Bartelt President
George T. Shuster Vice-President
Earl B. Risley Vice-President
Lorin Blodgett Jr. Title Officer
F. Lester Toy Assistant Title Officer
Frank J. McDonough Secretary-Treasurer
Raymond B. Heston Assistant Secretary- Treasurer