South Jersey history is all in the family

Sisters Marion Buck and Elizabeth Johnston are determined to make sure their family’s historic legacy is preserved.

The nonagenarian members of the Still family — South Jersey’s best-known African-American dynasty — are links in a chain that began with ex-slaves Levin and Charity Still, who settled in Burlington County around 1800.

“I want people to know all the great things my ancestors did,” said Buck, 94, who in January moved to Spring Hills, a new luxury assisted living facility in Cherry Hill, along with Johnston, 91.

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