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XOTE— Any reailer who may bo ahle and willing to supply omissions or correct errors observed in these 
pages, will confer a favor by sending promptly to the compiler, A. M. Shotwell, at Concord, Mich., any such 
Items of Information for use in a supplemental sheet, pamphlet, or volume (or possibly a revised edition of this 
work), which, if demanded, will be issued in the near future. 





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Zliis IDolume 



Frontispiece, Title Page, Dedicatory Inscription, Abbreviations, Prelace.. 

I Index to the Compiler's Lines of Descent from Various Families --. 
I. Ancestry of the Compiler's Paternal Grandfather [Shotwell] [see also Topical Index. 
II. " " " " " Grandmother [«?« PoundJ 
.-, III. " " " " Maternal Grandfather [Gardner] 

I IV. " " " *' " Grandmother [nee Berry], with Distinguished 

and Descendants of Johni Greene, Surgeon, of Warwick, R. L 

tLineage Table of Parents of 441 Particular Families 

Blank Forms and Pages for Entering Manuscript Family Records -. 

f Synopsis of Six Generations of Shotwells in America 

Notices of Shotwells in Households, Arranged Alphabetically by Fathers' Given Names.. 
Part //.'... I Mary3 [Thorne] Shotwells Thorne. Bowne. Feak. Fones, and Winthrop Ancestors, etc... 

I Addresses of Shotwells from City and State Directories [1895]...; 

I Nonresistent ShotweUs in the Revolutionary War.. — 

I Marriages of Friends at Woodbridge, Rahway. and Plainfleld, N. J 

Other Statistics of the Society of Friends— New Jersey and Long Island Meetings, etc.... 

Abstracts of Shotwell Wills in New Jersey prior to 1804— Marriage Licenses, etc 

1 Additional Data Concerning Descendants of ShotweUs of the Fifth Generation 

Other Relatives of the Compiler's Paternal Grandfather— Cock, Hampton, WiUson, Vail, Lundy, 

Relatives of His Paternal Grandmother— Pound. Webster, King, Moore, etc 

Relatives of His Maternal Grandfather— Gardner, Pattison, Hicks, etc. 

[Relatives of His Maternal Grandmother— Berry. Greene, Holden, etc 


[List of Patrons, Topical Index, 

given names of Shotwells, List of Illustrations.. 283-; 



. stands for Abraham. 


" born. 


" baptized. 


. •• " Benjamin. 


" chUdren. 


" Charles. 

C. W. 

. " " died. 


" descendant or descended. 

" died 8ine prole. 

. •' " dwelt. 


" George. 

H. & R. M. M... 

" Hardwick and Randolph Monthly 

Meeting (of Friends). 


" James. 


•' John. 


" Joseph. 


. " •• Junior, 

i. / 

I I 

" Long Island. 
" " left at liberty (by the Monthly 

Meeting to consummate in- 

tended marriage according to 

the discipline of Friends); i. e., 

M. M. stands for Monthly Meeting (of Friends). 

mo '■ " month. 

N. " " north. 

Orth ■• " orthodo.x. 

p " •■ page. pp. pages. 

P. " ' Post OfHce. 

q.v " " which see. 

res " " residence, 

B. & P. ■' •■ Rahway & Plainlield. 

8. " " south, 

s " ■' son. 

s. p " " sine ;)roi<?.' without issue. 

Tho» " " Thomas. 

Tp " " Township. 

V. C " " Upper Canada, 

unm '■ " unmarried. 

ir. '■ " west. 

wd. or will ■' ■' widow. 

Urn •■ " WiUiam. 

W. E. <f P. ... '■ " Woodbridge, Rahway and Plain- 

(C- " " and. 

+ " " not earlier than, 

— •■ ■' not later than. 

± " " about, 

•'Superior figures" exponents, following proper names, indicate 

the generation reckoned from an ancestor, thus, John*. 


U |g| "E who cares nothing about his ancestors will rarely achieve anything worthy of being 
1^1 remembered by his descendants." 

-L^ V.^ " In lr^aBuring up the memorials of the fathers, we best manifest our regard for 
posterity." — Rev. Ahner Morse, A. 31. " When we see," says Gibbon, " a long list of ancestors so 
ancient that they have no beginning, so worthy that they ought to have no end, we feel an interest 
in all their fortunes, nor can we blame the generous enthusiasm or harmless vanity of those who 
are allied to the honors of the name." 

Another writer says: " No virtuously disposed mind can look back upon a long line of truly 
venerable ancestors without feeling his motive to a virtuous life strengthened. He can scarcely 
help feeling that it is not for him to be the first to bring disgrace upon his lineage. It will, 
moreover, lead him to reflect that his posterity also will be looking back and comparing his life 
with that of his progenitors." 

Familiar, to the reader may be the thought, if not the language, of the question and answer: 
^^Does blood Ull? Not in that narrow sense in which the blue blood of royalty has been quoted to 
sustain the divine right of kings, but in the broad philosophical sense which seeks for each result 
a cause. Can a stream rise higher than its fountain? And, if the source be muddy, will not the 
stream be, to a certain extent, impure also? We know that in the career of nations, races and 
civilizations, history constantly repeats itself. Does it not also repeat itself in families, in the 
reproduction of certain well-marked traits, characteristics and capacities, even to the remotest gen- 
erations? Is there not, therefore, a philosophical reason for the existence in the human mind of a 
certain pride in and respect for honorable ancestry entirely apart from and independent of the 
merely adventitious circumstances of rank and fortune? We have been taught that pride of birth 
is a sign of weakness and folly, and I grant, with truth, if it be founded upon mere outward 
distinctions; but I believe there is in every soul an inborn feeling of respect for the memory 
of one's ancestors. This is by the Chinese exaggerated into worship, and in many European 
countries is little less. As Americans, we have gone to the opposite extreme, and attempted, in 
our boasted equality, to make every person look upon his owq ancestors in exactly the same light 
as another's; which is no more natural or possible than for us to look upon other people's brothers 
and sisters as we do upon our own; nor does the fact that we do not and can not, detract aught 
from their worth. While, therefore, we concede to all an equal weight in the broad scale of 
humanity, we cannot be blind, either to those real differences that exist, or to those ideal ones 
which are no less natural; and we may, without shame, confess to that pride of birth which, being 
both natural and reasonable, is rather to be commended than rebuked, and which I, for one, will 
never disown." 

" However indifPerent some may affect to be regarding this question of ancestry, those who 
have a good pedigree will usually have a natural pride of it." And the recent rapid growth of 
patriotic hereditary societies like Sons and Daughters of the Kevolutiou. the Society of Colonial 
Wars, Society of the War of 1812, Colonial Dames, Society of the Mayflower Descendants, the 
Holland Society, and other organizations in which eligibility to membership depends upon the 
deeds of ancestors, rather than upon any personal qualifications of the members, has resulted in a 
great revival of the study of genealogy in America, since to become a member of any of these, a 
record of the family history is required. " It is an injustice to characterize this movement as 
merely a society fad or passing fancy. It is much more; it stimulates a desire for genealogical 
and historical research, a pleasing and interesting study; it leads to a proper respect for one's 
ancestors, and creates a desire to emulate their work for the good of one's family and country; it 
revives an interest in American history and promotes patriotism, good citizenship and love of 
country. Therefore the movement is one to be commended; and thousands are now making a 
study of their family history. In fact, every person should compile and preserve such a family 
record, for it may be of great value to future generations, if not to himself," 


The object of this compilation is to perpetuate the pjenealogical history of the Shotwells of 
America, and of a certain group of other early colonial families — largely members of the Society 
of Friends — of New Jersey, Long Island and Khode Island in a form such as to render accessible 
to their numerous descendants and connections all the available information they may wish con- 
cerning them. It is designed to embrace, in addition to the register of the various Shotwell 
households in the United States and Canada, concise records of the compiler's direct ancestors 
bearing other names — Allen, Anthony, Berry, Bowne, Carr, Cock, Cowperthwaite, Fones, Gard- 
ner, Greene, Hallett, Hartshorne, Holden, Ilsley, King, Langford, Martin, Moore, Olney, Pound, 
Kice, Kobins, Smith, Stafford, Sweet, Thorne, Watson, Webster, Westcott, Whipple, Winthrop, 
Woolsey, etc. — and their brothers and sisters, together with brief lineages of distinguished kins- 
men and many living relatives (other than those bearing the Shotwell name) who have manifested 
a lively interest in the completion and publication of the annals. 

Part I, after an outline index to the compiler's lines of descent from about forty distinct 
colonial families, presents: (I.) Outlines of the ancestry of his paternal grandfather, which as 
subsequently amended,* includes surnames Bowne, Browne, Cock, Feake, Fones, Hallett, Martin, 
Shotwell, Thorne, Winthrop, Woolsey and others. (II.) Ancestry of his paternal grandmother,! 
embracing surnames Bishop, Carr, Cowperthwaite, Hartshorne, Ilsley, King, Moore, Pound, 
Eobins, Taylor, Webster, etc. (III.) Ancestry of his maternal grandfather,^ including Gardner, 
Smith, Stafford, Sweet, Watson, Westcott and other Rhode Island family names. (IV.) Ancestry 
of his maternal grandmother, ; including names of Allen, Anthony, Berry, Dungan, Greene, Holden, 
Langford, Latham, Olney, Rice, Whipple, etc., with royal and noble forefathers and distinguished 
descendants of John Greene, surgeon, of Warwick, R. I.; to all of which is appended (pages 
50-57) an alphabetical lineage table of the fathers and mothers of the 441 households originally 
sketched for insertion in Parts I and II of this volume to which groups of families numerous 
additions have been elsewhere inserted during the progress of the work through the press. Part 
I. was printed in 1895. 

Part II presents, after a synopsis of six generations, (pages 81-3), the detailed records of the 
known Shotwell households in North America, arranged alphabetically, according to fathers' 
given names; the accounts of the several households being introduced by concise outlines of the 
parents' records as elsewhere more fully set forth in sketches of the grandparents' households. 

Following these are the addresses of the Shotwells mentioned in American city directories 
for the year 1895, some of whom have failed to acquaint the compiler with their personal annals 
or their connection with the traced branches of the family. 

The data given in the body of the book are supplemented by a register of the marriages of 
members of the Society of Friends in Essex (now Union) and Middlesex counties, N. J., prior to 
the close of the Revolutionary war, and several pages relating to the history and statistics of the 
Society of Friends, including notices of Plainfield, Rahway and Mendham meetings, and of the 
persecution of Quakers on Long Island. Abstracts of wills of Shotwells probated in New Jersey 
in the eighteenth century (pages 211-215) are followed in the appendix (1) by supplemental data 
concerning several branches of the Shotwell family, designated by the given names of their 
respective ancestors in the fifth generation, and (2) by concise tables of Bills, Fish, Beebe, Cope, 
Cock, Willson, Vail, Lundy, Hallett, Pound, Cowperthwaite, Webster, Kester, King, Robins, 
Moore, Gardner, Pattison, Hicks and Greene families, and numerous individual lineages of rela- 
tives in other names. 

Indexes to principal families and topics, to Shotwell given names, to other surnames, and to 
lineages of early patrons, etc, , are supplied. And, in the plan of the work, the alphabetical 
arrangement, with some notable exceptions, prevails, thus rendering, it is hoped, the somewhat 
varied contents conveniently accessible to the reader. 

No attempt is made in the concluding indexes to discriminate between different persons bear- 
ing the same name, nor between references to personal sketches or records and allusions to per- 
sons merely mentioned in outline lineages of some of their descendants or otherwise. And where 
there are several references to a particular name, the one desired may often be most conveniently 
found by consulting also the patronymic of his or her mother, wife or husband in the index to 
surnames, or the given name (if of a Shotwell) of another member of the same family. 

In the several individual notices it has been the endeavor as far as practicable to complete the 
personal record of each relative sketched — the birth, occupation, residence, removals, postoflSce 
address or death and burial, church relations, official positions and other remarks — before register- 
ing his or her marriage or marriages, family connections and descendants. 

Of so many of the departed is it recorded that in their death not only their respective families 
but the whole community in which they lived had met with a great loss, etc., that we have for the 

* See pages 4-6, 8.5, 132-6, 203-U, 233-5, 264-5. 
t See pages 6-24, 196-7, 266-76. 
i See pages 24-37, 277-280. 
II See pages 37-49, 281-2. 


most part restricted this register to definite events and experiences, with few attempts at even 
the briefest characterization; but, not having the vanity to suppose that any reader would prefer 
our own restatement of facts beyond our knowledge, we have freely borrowed the language of more 
authoritative obituary notices. And we can only regret that others have not more fully responded 
to our requests for precise information of this kind concerning themselves and other descendants 
of our ancestors of whom they had knowledge, and again respectfully and earnestly invite them to 
kindly contribute revised accounts for use in the preparation of future editions of, or supplements 
to, this work. 

The numerical exponents, \ ", ^ etc., affixed to many names indicate that the individuals so 
marked were of the 1st, 2d, 3d, etc., generation — reckoned commonly from an emigrant ancestor, 
though not always in the direct male line, a Shotwell daughter's descendants, for example, being 
frequently traced through her to " Father Abraham " Shotwell, founder of the New Jersey line — 
and thus serve in a measure to distinguish each from others of the same name in earlier or later 
generations. There have been so many different members of the Shotwell family bearing the same 
names — Abraham, Benjamin, Daniel, John, Joseph, William, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, etc. — with 
numerous intermarriages among related branches, living in many cases within a few miles of the 
ancient homestead, and retaining, for the most part, their membership in the Society of Friends, 
that it is often very difficult to determine with certainty to which branch of the family they 
severally belong. Thus, in the synopsis of six generations (at pages 81-83) no less than seventeen 
different John Shotwells are mentioned, and the subsequent pages of the Shotwell genealogy 
register children of thirty different fathers s j named. 

One who has had little or no experience in genealogical work can hardly be expected to 
appreciate the great labor, the many perplexities or the pecuniary expense necessarily involved in 
the execution of a task of this kind. But to one able and willing, with patient, painstaking 
industry and carefulness thus to render his kindred a lasting service, such a labor of love can 
scarcely fail to bring its own reward. 

The Friends' meeting records in Union county, New Jersey, long in the custody of the late 
Abel V. Shotwell of Kahway, covering 1,500 or 2,000 pages of closely written manuscript, and 
extending back to the year 1686, have been reviewed, and from them have been gleaned much 
information relating to the families sketched in this volume. To the works of Mr. J. O. Austin 
we have been indebted for much material relating to early Rhode Island families; and to Rev. 
J. W. Daily's history of Woodbridge for some New Jersey items. To many kind relatives who 
have passed away daring the past twelve years — Abel V. Shotwell of Rahway, George R. Pound 
of Plainfield, N. J,, Catherine S. (Pound) Hampton, of E. Hamburg, N. Y., Sunderland P. 
Gardner of Farmington, N. Y., Mary S. Reed (and family) of Perinton, N. Y., Emma (Webster) 
Stover (and family) of Norwich, Ont., Canada, Arrison Shotwell and Titus Shotwell of Ohio, 
Edward R. Shotwell of Missouri and others— have we been indebted for valuable assistance in the 
collection of materials for the work. Our grateful acknowledgments are likewise due to Hugh D. 
Vail of Santa Barbara, Cal., Mary C. Vail of Quakertown, N. J., O. B. Leonard, Catharine R. 
Webster, Margaret R. S. Laws and Wm. H. Moore of Plainfield, N. J., Albert Shotwell of Pike 
county, Mo., George H. Greene of Lansing, Mich., George T. Fish, of Rochester, N. Y., George 
W. Cocks of Glen Cove, L. I., John Cox, Jr., of New York, Benjamin D. Hicks of Old West- 
bury, L. I., and to very many other surviving relatives who have kindly supplied much useful 
information in their possession. In short, nearly all of the patrons listed at pages 283-5, and 
many others, to whom specific credit has not been invariably expressed in connection with their 
individual records in the body of the book. Without such cordial cooperation on the part of 
the numerous representatives of the several branches to be sketched, no work of this kind could 
reach a satisfactory measure of success. 

In records of this kind we think that, as far as practicable, the original forms of dates should 
be preserved. Dates of events — births, deaths, removals, marriages, etc. — relating to persons who 
were at the time consistent members of the Society of Friends, should usually be expressed in 
the Friends' customary notation, designating the months by numbers, rather than by their popu- 
lar names. Other dates not obtained from Quaker records should be given in the more common 
notation, without needless translation. And in either case old-style dates, prior to March 25 in 
any year previous to 1752-3, should as far as possible retain the twofold units' figures to avoid 
ambiguity.* Errors — not always easy to rectify — have likewise arisen frorc. unskillful attempts 
to translate the original designation of months (especially in old-style statistics) from the Roman 
or popular to the numerical or Quaker phraseology, or rice versa; as, calling "September" "ninth 
month" (it was seven//i month), or calling "first month" "January" (it was March). In Great 

* Thns, George Washington was born February 11, O. S., n:il-2, equivalent to February 22, 'N. S., 1732. To say he was born either 
"February 11, 1731," " February 11, 1732," or " February 22, 1732," leaves the intelligent reader in uncertainty as to the date meant, and 
without ready mean.s of determining the point if the day of the week is not also accurately stated nor the style of the calendar 


Britain and the protestant American colonies, the year began on March 25 until after the reforma- 
tion of the calendar, which took effect in September, 1752. 

In a few instances, the approximate date of birth has been computed from other data upon the 
supposition that the date of death and age of the decedent are accurately stated in the epitaph, 
obituary or other record. But epitaphs and family registers are not invariably accurate in their 
statements of ages or dates; nor are they always to be implicitly accepted as to the forms of the 
names which it is their purpose to preserve. For these and other reasons, the diligent genealo- 
gist or historian is frequently compelled to raise doubts concerning long-trusted dates and events. 
But in all observed cases of disagreement or evident inaccuracy, an honest effort has been made 
to arrive at the truth. And where the discrepancies have not been explained or the facts deter- 
mined with a high degree of assurance, the alternative forms of names and dates are parentheti- 
cally retained. 

Despite the utmost diligence on the part of the editor and proof readers, it can scarcely be 
hoped that a work of this kind will be found wholly free from typographical or other errors. But 
most of the blanks, omissions and discoverable inaccuracies (which none, more than the compiler, 
can regret) are due to the failure of many to respond to requests for exact information. In very 
many cases, proof slips have been sent to the relatives whose residences were known and who 
seemed most likely to be able and willing to rectify errors, with an earnest request for prompt 
revision and correction of the same. But in view of the fragmentary and unsatisfactory form in 
which the present account leaves certain branches, it is proposed, in the course of a few years, to 
issue either a revised edition of the entire work or a supplementary volume to embody all the 
appropriate addenda that may in the meantime be collected, including the female branches — 
descendants of daughters who, through marriage, have lost the family name. Each reader is 
therefore cordially invited to at once prepare and send to the compiler a careful statement of any 
noticed inaccuracies, and to supply any additional items of personal or family history, with refer- 
ences to other sources of like information. 

In the consciousness of having been able, with the kind cooperation of interested friends, to 
place these memorials and statistics beyond the possible reach of any single fire or other untoward 
event, and having thus rendered them permanently accessible even to those who, through the 
negligence of their predecessors or through the now rapid dispersion of individual members and 
households from decade to decade, from state to state, and from denomination to denomination, 
would otherwise find themselves unable to trace the current of their descent, the compiler feels a 
sincere satisfaction. Many hindrances have been unavoidably encountered, and circumstances 
beyond present control have compelled the omission of much valuable material already collected. 
But in the conviction that a real and lasting service has been rendered, that the execution has not 
fallen below the promise made, and that all reasonable expectations will be met, and trusting to 
be of further service in the future, the compiler heartily salutes his kindred and takes leave. 

School fob the Blind, 

Lansing, Mich , 11-30, 1897. 








Son of Nathan' and Phebe B. (Gardner) Shotwell, of Jackson Co.. Mich., formerly of Genesee Co. 
N. Y., and descendant of Isaac M''., Richard', Benjamin*, John^, John', Abraham'. 



The following concise synopsis of the com- 
piler's known ancestors includes iu the pedigree 
of his paternal grandfather, Isaac M." Shotwell, 
the patronymics of Shotwell, Burton, Thorne, 
Hallett, Bowne, Cock, Martin, and Burling; in 
that of his paternal grandmother, Edna C. 
(Pound) Shotwell, those of Pound, Webster, 
Cowperthwaite, Taylor, Hartsborne, Carr, King, 
Moore, Ilsley, Robins, and Bishop; in that of 
his maternal grandfather, George Washington' 
Gardner, those of Gardner, Long, Wilkinson, 
Watson, Smith, Gereardy, Sweet, Westcott, and 
Stafford; and in that of his maternal grand- 
mother, Diana (Berry) Gardner, those of Berry, 
Greene, Tattersall, Anthony, Allen, Langford, 
Rice, Holden. Dungan, Latham, Whipple, Olney, 
Small, and Thomas. 

Alien, Increase' (wife's name not ascertained) 
had Mary ■, who married John' Greene [ of James ', 
John'] and had Joseph* Greene: [Langford', 
Bathsheba", Diana' Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, 
Ambrose M'. Shotwell, the compiler el aZ.] 

Anthony, John', m. Susanna and had 

Elizabeth^, who m. James" Greene [of John'] 

and had John': [Joseph*, Langford', Bathsheba", 
Diana' Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, Ambrose M". 

Belli/, Jonathan', m. Bathsheba'' Greene [of 
Langford', Joseph*, John', James', John'] and 
had Diana-, who m. George Washington' Gard- 
ner [of John*, John', William", George'] and had 
Bathsheba Phebe', called Phebe B., who m. Na- 
than' Shotwell [of Isaac M"., Richard''. Ben- 
jamin', John'. John", Abraham'] and had Am- 
brose M*. Shotwell. 

Bishop, Moses', had Christiana", who m. Jo- 

.seph' Moore [of Samuel', John', Samuel'] and 
had Sarah: [Sarah* King, Edna C'. Pound, Na- 
than" Shotwell, Ambrose M'.] 

Bowne, John', m. Mary Cock [of James] and 
had Amy', who m. Richard' Hallett, and had 
Ame': [Richard' Shotwell, Isaac M"'., Nathan", 
Ambrose M'.] 

Burling, Elizabeth', m. Isaac' Martin and had 
Mary', who m. Richard' .Shotwell [of Benjamin*, 
John', John', Abraham'] and had Isaac M'.: 
[Nathan*, Ambrose M'.] 

Burton, Elizabeth, m. John' Shotwell, Sr. [of 



Abraham'] and had John", Jr., who m. Mary 
Thorne, Jr. [of Joseph], and had Benjamin': 
[Richard', Isaac M.\ Nathan^ Ambrose M'.] 

Cdvv, Robert', had Margaret" who m. Richard 
Hartshorne and had Sarah', who m. Thomas 
Taylor, and had Anna*: [Catharine'' Webster, 
Hugh' Pond, Edna C, Nathan' Shotwell, 
Ambrose M".] 

Cock, James', m. Sarah and had Mary", 

who m. John Bowne and had Amy\ who m. 
Richard' Hallett and had Ame*: [Richard' Shot- 
well, Isaac M'., Nathan', Ambrose M'.] 

CowpcrtJrwaite, Hugh', m. Elizabeth 

and had John", who m. and had 

Susannah', who m. William Webster [of 
William] and had John*, who m. Anna Taylor 
[of Thomas] and had Catharine': [ Hugh" Pound, 
Edna C'., Nathan* Shotwell, Ambrose M'.] 

Dimgan, William', m. Frances (Latham) 
West [of Lewis Latham ] and had Frances", who 
m. Randall Holden, and had Elizabeth", who m. 
John Rice and had John': [Barbara'', Phebe" 
Langford, Langford' Greene, Bathsheba", Diana'' 
Berry, Phebe B"'. Gardner, Ambrose M"., Shot- 

Gardner, (sometimes anciently written Gardi- 
ner) George', m. Hored (Long) Hicks and had 

William" who m. and had John^ who 

m. Wilkinson and had John', who m. 

Bathsheba* Watson [of Jeffrey", John", John'] 
and had George Washington^ Gardner, who m." 
Diana Berry [of Jonathan] and had Bathsheba 
Phebe',called Phebe B.,who m. Nathan' Shotwell 
[of Isaac M''., Richard', Benjamin', John', John", 
Abraham'] and had Ambrose M'., ef al. George' 
and wife Hored (Long) Gardner had also 
Dorcas" who m. John Watson and had John'' 

who m. Hannah and had Jeffrey*: 

[Bathsheba', George Washington" Gardner, 
Phebe B'., Ambrose M". Shotwell.] 

Gereardy, John', m. Renewed Sweet [of 
John] and had Phillis", who m. John Smith [of 
John] and had John": [Bathsheba*, Bathsheba' 
Watson, George Washington*' Gardner, Phebe 
B'., Ambrose M". Shotwell.] 

Greene, John', of Warwick R. I. [of Richard^ 
Richard", Robert'] m. Joanna Tattersall and 
had James" who m. Elizabeth Anthony [of 
John] and had John', who m. Mary Allen [of 
Increase] and had Joseph*, who m. Phebe' 
Langford [of John", Thomas'] and had Lang- 
ford', who m. Abigail Thomas [of George] and 
had Bathsheba", who m. Jonathan Berry and 
had Diana', who m. George Washington' Gard- 
ner [of John*, John', William", George'] and 
had Phebe B": [Ambrose M". Shotwell.] 

Hallett, Richard', m. Amy Bowne [of John] 
and had Ame", who m. Benjamin' Shotwell [of 
John', John", Abraham'] and had Richard', who 
m. Mary Martin [of Isaac] and had Isaac M*.: 
[Nathan'^, Ambrose M".] 

Hartshorne, Richard', m. Margaret Carr [of 
Robert] and had Sarah", who m. Thomas Taylor 

and had Anna', who m. John" Webster [of 
William", William'] and had Catharine*: [HugF 
Pound, Edna C"., Nathan' Shotwell, Ambrose 

Holden, Randall', m. Frances Dungan [of 
William] and had Elizabeth", who m. John Rice 
and had John', who m. Elnathan' Whipple [of 
John', John'] and had Barbara*: [Phebe' Lang- 
ford, Langford" Greene, Bathsheba', Diana' 
Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, Ambrose M'". Shot- 

Ilsley, William', m. Barbara and had 

Mary- who m. Samuel Moore and had John" 
[Samuel*, Joseph,* Sarah", Sarah' King, Edna 
C'. Pound, Nathan" Shotwell, Ambi'ose M'".] 

King, Joseph' m. and had Joseph" 

who m. Mary and had Nathan', who 

m. Sarah' Moore [of Joseph*, Samuel', John", 
Samuel']. and had Sarah*, who m. Hugh' Pound 
[of Samuel', Elijah', John', John'] and had 
Edna C'.: [Nathan" Shotwell, Ambrose M'.] 

Zifingf/or'/, Thomas', m". Sarah and 

had John", who m. Barbara' Rice [of John", 
John',] and had Phebe', who m. Joseph* Greene 
[of John', James", John'] and had Langford': 
[Bathsheba^ Greene, Diana" Berry, Phebe B'. 
Gardner, Ambrose M". Shotwell.] 

Latham, Lewis' m. Winifred and 

had Frances', who m." William Dungan and had 
Frances' who m. Randall Holden and had 
Elizabeth*: [John' Rice, Barbara", Phebe' Lang- 
ford, Langford" Greene, Bathsheba', Diana'" 
Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, Ambrose M'". Shot- 

Long, Hored, (or Herodias), m". George 
Gardner (or Gardiner), and had William": 
[John', John*, George Washington", Phebe B"., 
Ambrose M'. Shotwell. ] She had also Dorcas- 
Gardner, who m. John Watson and had John': 
[Jeffrey*, Bathsheba", George Washington" 
Gardner, Phebe B'., Ambrose M". Shotwell.] 

Martin, Isaac', m. Elizabeth Burling and had 
Mary-, who m. Richard Shotwell [of Benjamin*, 
John', John", Abraham'] and had Isaac Martin" 
Shotwell: [Nathan*, Ambrose M'.] 

Moore, Samuel', m. Mary Ilsley [of William] 
and had John* who m. Hope Robins [of 

Daniel] and had Samuel' whom. Mary 

and had Joseph*, who m. Christiana Bishop [of 
Moses] and had Sarah", who m. Nathan' King 
[of Joseph", Joseph'] and had Sarah": [Edna 
C. Pound, Nathan' Shotwell, Ambrose M".] 

Otney, Thomas', m. Mary Small and had 
Mary", who m. John Whipple [of John] and 
had Elanthan': [Barbara* Rice, Phebe" Lang- 
ford, Langford" Greene, Bathsheba', Diana' 
Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, Ambrose M'". Shot- 

Pound, John' m. Esther and had 

John", who m. and had Elijah' who m. 

Elizabeth and had Samuel*, who m. 

Catharine* Webster [of John', William"j Will- 
iam'] and had Huglr, who m. Sarah* King [of 


Nathan^ Joseph", Joseph'] and had Edna C^, 
who m. Isaac M". Shotwell [of Richard^ 
Benjamin\ John^, John", Abraham'] and had 
Nathan': [Ambrose M'.] 

Bid', John', m. Elizabeth Holden [of Ean- 
dall] and had John", who m. Elanthan* 
Whipple [of John', John'] and had Barbara' 
who m. John Langford [of Thomas] and had 
Phebe*: [Langford' Greene, Bathsheba", Diana' 
Berry, Phebe B'. Gardner, Ambrose M". 

Robins, Daniel', m. Hope and had 

Hope", who m. John Moore [of Samuel] and 
had SamueP: [Joseph*. Sarah", Sarah" King, 
Edna C'. Pound, Nathan* Shotwell, Ambrose M". ] 

Shotwell, Abraham' m. 

and had John", who m. Elizabeth Burton, and 
had John', Jr., who m. Mary Thorne, Jr., [of 
Joseph] and had Benjamin*, who m. Ame 
Hallet [of Richard] and had Richard", who m. 
Mary Martin [of Isaac] and had Isaac M^ who 
m. EdnaC'. Pound [of Hugh', Samuel*, Elijah^ 
John ', John' ] and had Nathan' who m. Bathsheba 
Phebe''' Gardner, called Phebe B. [of George 
Washington", John', John', William', George'], 
and had Ambrose M'., the compiler et. al. 

S)U(iU, Mary', m. Thomas Olney and had Mary-, 
who m. John Whipple [of John] and had Elna- 
than^: [Barbara* Rice, Phebe" Langford, Lang- 
ford' Greene, Bathsheba', Diana* Berry, Phebe 
B". Gardner, Ambrose M'". Shotwell.] 

Siiiifh, John', m. Margai-et and had 

John', who m. Phillis Gereardy [of John] and 
had John', who m. Mercy' Westcott [of Amos", 
Stukely'] and had Bathsheba*, who m. Jeffrey' 
Watson [of John ', John' ] and had Bathsheba" : 
[George Washington" Gardner, Phebe B ., Am- 
brose M'. Shotwell.] 

Stafford, Thomas', m. Elizabeth 

and had Deborah", who m. Amos Westcott [of 
Stukely] and had Mercy^ [Bathslieba* Smith, 
Bathsheba" Watson, George Washington" Gard- 
ner, Phebe B'. Ambrose M'. Shotwell. ] 

Sweet, John', m. Mary and had Re- 
newed', who m. John Gereardy and had Phillis": 
[John* Smith, Bathsheba'', Bathsheba" Watson, 
George Washington' Gardner, Phebe B"., Am- 
brose M'. Shotwell. ] 

Tattcisall, Joanna', m. John Greene [of Rich- 
ard', Richard', Robert'] and had James': [John", 
Joseph*, Langford', Bathsheba", Diana' Berry, 
Phebe B'. Gardner, Ambrose M'. Shotwell.] 

Tdjjlor, Thomas', m. Sarah Hartshorne [of 
Richard] and had Anna', who m. John' Webster 
[of William', William'] and had Catharine': 
[Hugh* Pound, Edna G\, Nathan" Shotwell, 
Ambrose M'.] 

Thomas, George', m. and had 

Abigal', who m. Langford" Greene [of Joseph*, 
John', James', John'] and had Bathsheba": 
[Diana* Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, Ambrose M". 

Thoi-iie, Joseph', m. and had Mary", 

Jr., who m. John' Shotwell, Jr., [of John', Abra- 
ham'] and had Benjamin": [Richard*, Isaac M^, 
Nathan", Ambrose M\] 

ll'rf/.so/;, John', m. Dorcas Gardner [of George] 

and had John', who m. Hannah and had 

Jeffrey", who m. Bathsheba* Smith [of John", 
John', John'] and had Bathsheba*, who m. John* 
Gardner [of John", William', George'] and had 
George Washington Gardner: [Phebe B"., Am- 
brose M'. Shotwell.] 

If'rfe/r/-, William', m. Mary and had 

William', who m. Susannnh" Gowperthwaite [of 
Joh n', Hugh' ] and had John", who m. A una Taylor 
[of Thomas] and had Catharine*, who m. Samuel' 
Pound [of Elijah", John', John'] and had Hugh": 
[Edna C"., Nathan' Shotwell, Ambrose M". ] 

Westcott, Stukely', m. and had 

Amos', who m. Deborah Stafford [of Thomas] 
and had Mercy", who m. John" Smith [of John', 
John'] and had Bathsheba*; [Bathsheba" Wat- 
son, George Washington" Gardner, Phebe B'., 
Ambrose M". Shotwell.] 

Whipple, John' m. Sarah and had 

John', who m. Mary Olney [of Thomas] and had 
Elnathan", who m. John Rice [of John] and had 
Barbara*: [Phebe" Langford, Langford" Greene, 
Bathsheba', Diana' Berry, Phebe B". Gardner, 
Ambrose M'". Shotwell. ] 

Wilkinson, , m. John" Gardner [of 

William", George'] and had John' Gardner: 
[George Washington", Phebe B*., Ambrose M\ 



[Of Richard,* Benjamin/ John,' John," Abraham.'] 



John^ Jr., 1 Mary Thome, Jr., 

b 1686+. 1 b 1C8GK 

d. 15 of 6 mo. 1762. i d. 11 of 11 mo. 1768 

m. 8 ot 9' mo. 1709. 

dwelt Shotwell's Landing, N. J. 

Amy Bowne. 
dwelt Newtown, L. I. 

Richard Hallett 
d 1746. 

Benjamin^ Shotwell, m of 8 mo. 1746, Ame Hallett 

b. 23 of 1 mo. 1726, b. 1727. 

d. 15 of 5 mo. 179.3, d. 15 of 9 mo. 1796. 
dwelt Shotwell's Landing, Rahway, N. J. 

Isaac Martin, m. _ _ Elizabeth Burli 
b , 

d. 12 of 7 mo. 1781, 

dwelt New York City, N. 1. 

1782, Mary Martin, 

lo£ 7i 


27 ot 3 mo. 1844, dwelt 

. and d. 1814. } 1815-1881, 

DBEN OF Isaac Mc. Shotwell, 1786-1860, of Elba, N. Y., \ of Richards, Benjamin', John^, John2, Abraham'], who 
Ponnd, 1796-1872 [of Hnghs, Samnel<, Elijahs, John2,Johni], and had:- „ . . „ 

la P.. I 3 Mary S., ( 4 Isaac M., 5 5 Amy, ( 6 Hngh P., i 7 Nathan, ( 8 Sarah E., j 9 David B., ( 10 Catherine E. 

1S17-1893. i b. 1819. i 1S21-1850. \ b. 1S25. } b. 1826. } 1830-1854. { b. 1833. I 1836-1857. 

Note. — For more detailed accounts of mem- 
bers of the Shotwell family proper the reader is 
referred to Part II of this work. 

Abraham' Shotwell, the earliest of the name 
of whom we have definite knowledge, was at 
Elizabeth Town, the capital of East Jersey, as 
early as 1665. He was probably one of the 
many Englishmen who fled from the mother 
country after the restoration of Charles II. He 
was certainly an active defender of the cause of 

the settlers in opposition to the collection of 
burdensome quit-rents exacted by the Governor, 
Capt. Philip Carterett, on behalf of the non- 
resident lords proprietors, in consequence of 
which he was forced into exile and his New 
Jersey real estate was confiscated, being sold at 
auction 25 Apr. 1675, and a few days later was 
in possession of the Governor. On 29 Sept. 
1677, he received patent of a grant of 38^ acres 
of land in the southeast side of Manhattan 


Island, including a water mill on Sawmill Creek, 
which property, on 6 Nov. 1679, he conveyed 
"with consent of his son John," to John 
Robinson. He probably died soon afterward. 
The name of his wife and the names of 
his children other than John have not been 
certainly ascertained, although he is believed 
to have been the father also of Daniel of 
Staten Island, the progenitor of the Richmond 
county branch of the family. 

John' Shotwell, Sr., dwelt on Staten Island 
but removed to Woodbridge, N. J., in the second 
decade of the eighteenth century and there died 
22 of 7 mo. [Sept.] 1719. To him his father's 
confiscated land in Essex Co., N. J., was restored 

by order of the new governor and counsel, 12 
May 1683. The date and manner of the final 
disposal of this property has not been ascer- 
tained, but it must have gone out of the posses- 
sion of the family at a very early date. John 
Shotwell was a leading member of Woodbridge 
Monthly Meeting of Friends as early as March, 
1707-8, and soon afterward had religious meet- 
ings appointed periodically at his house on Sta- 
ten Island. He married in New York, in Oct. 
1679, Elizabeth Burton. Of her parents and 
their family nothing further has been learned. 
John and Elizabeth (Burton) Shotwell had six 
sons and two daughters, as shown in the accom- 
panying exhibit of the author's line of descent. 

of Elizabethtown, N. J., 1665, exiled 1675; disposed of New York property, "with consent of hie son John," 1679, had: 

1. John-, Sr., 2. (?) Daniel of Staten Island, 

of Staten Island and Woodbridge; b. 1650+, d. 22 of 7 mo. 1719, m. Oct. 1679, Elizabeth Burton and had : 

1. John', Jr., 2. Elizabeth. 3. Sarah. 4. Abraham. 

of Shotwell's Landing (now Rah way); b. 1686+, d. 15 of 6 mo. 1762, m. 3 of 9 mo. 1709, Mary Thome, Jr., daughter 
of Joseph, and had : 

r^f^tf'P'.^T^ 8. Benjamin*, 

S&s'pg'og of Shotwell's Landing, now Rah way, N. J. ; b. 23 of 1 mo. 1726, d. 15 of 5 mo. 1793, m. in 8 mo. 
» p p v; » g,g 1746 Ame Hallett ; b. 1727 d. 15 of 9 mo. 1796, daughter of Richard and Amy (Bowne) Hallett of 
P" 2. 0= ' — New Town, L. I., and had : 

4. Richard', 

S B » of Farmington and Elba, N. Y ; b. 25 of 7 mo. 1756, d. 17 of 8 mo. 1833, 
g-?"!? Mary Martin ; b. 1 of 7 mo. 1756, d. 27 of 3t 
Martin of New York and had : 

H a £ B ' 

I, m. 4 of 2 mo. 1813, Edna a-^^'a g-t.^ 

fr^i-s 3. Isaac Martin'', 


S^B of Elba, Genesee Co. N. Y. ; b. 24 of 9 mo. 1786, d. 19 of 10 m 

^."^ C. Pound, b. 2 of 1 mo. 1796, d. 14 of 1 mo. 1872, daughter of Hugh^ and Sarah (King) Pound of "S . ^j-w .- » - 

a Farmington, N. Y'. [of Samuel', Elijah^ John-, John'], and had: B o^B_ ' ■ 

& P FP 

H-iow!f-iTC5 ''• Nathan', oojop 

P?D i'i^a ? of Elba, N. Y., and Concord, Mich. ; b. 14 of 5 mo. 1826, m. 2 of 5 mo. 1850, Bathsheba Phebe » ^9 
3 Dq kB^iH Gardner (called Phebe B.), b. 23 of 2 mo. 1S31, daughter of George Washington^ and Dii " - 

(Berry) Gardner of Elba, N. Y. [of John*, John', William-, George'], and had : 


Cassius E"., 

4. Ida A" 

g B of Concord, Mich. ; b. 29 of 7 mo. 18.55, m. 19 Aug. b. lii of 2 mo. 1857, m. 8 July 1886. Jehiel K. Davis, ^ 
BZ 188.5, Edith M. Briggs ; b. 5 Feb. 1866, daughter of I b. 26 of 6 mo. 1848, son of Jehiel' and Phebe 'I', o 
" S William C. and Elizabeth (Lewie) Briggs of Concord, ! (Dean) Davis of Troy, Oakland Co.. Mich, [of Kitt- "< 
'P'^ Mich, [of Richmond', Pardon-, John'], and had ' ridge', Thomas'', and had Jehiel Shotwell Davis !^ 
S Owen Briggs Shotwell, b. 17 Sept. 1886. , (called J. S.), b. Concord, Mich., 5 March, 1892. 

James Cock, [laterally more commonly writ- 
ten Cocks or Cos, sometimes Coxe], yeoman, 
great grandfather of the wife of Benjamin' Shot- 
well, was at Setauket, Suffolk Co., L. I., as early 
as 1659; Oysterbay, Queens Co., L. I., 1662; 
Killingworth (since Matinecock), L. I., 1669. 
The names of his children appear on the records 

of the Society of Friends of New York, and 
vicinity, as children of James and Sarah Cock. 
They had:— (1.) Mary, b. 1655, m. (as 3rd 
wife) John Bowne. (2.) Thomas, b. 1658, m. 
Esther Williams. (3.) Martha, 1661-1670. (4.) 

John, b. 1666, m' m". Dorothy 

(5.) Hannah, b. 1669, m. 


James de la Plaine. (6.) Sarah, b. 1672, m. 
(as 2nd wife) Henry Franklin. (7.) James, b. 
1674, m. Hannah Feke. (8.) Henry, 1678-1742, 
m'. Mary Feke or Feeks; m". Martha Pearsall. 
(9.) Martha, (again) b. 1680. John Cox, Jr., 
of New York and George W. Cocks, of Glen 
Cove, L. I., have in preparation a genealogy of 
this family. 

John Bowne, of Long Island and his 3rd wife 
Mary, nee Cock, b. 1655, had a daughter Amy, 
who m. Richard Hallct, who dwelt at Newtown, 
L. I., and d. before the marriage of his daughter 
Ame in 8 mo. (October) 1746. Amc {or Amy) 
Hallett, b. 1727, m, Benjamin' Shotwell, of 
Shotwell's Landing, laterally called Bricktown 
(now Rahway), N. J., and there d. 15 of 9 mo. 
1796. She was probably sister to Lydia [or 
Elizabeth], second wife of Abraham' Shotwell, 
son of John', Jr., and Mary (Thorne) Shotwell, 
and brother to Benjamin. 

Benjamin's son Richard'' Shotwell, of Essex 
Co., N. J. and Genesee Co., N. Y., m. in New 
York City 10 of 4 mo. 1782. Mary Martin, 
daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Burling)* Mar- 
tin of New York. Among the witnesses to this 
marriage appear the names of Elizabeth, Burl- 
ing, Isaac, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Gulielma 
Martin. Mary's father, Isaac Martin, " departed 
this life the 12th of seventh mo. 1781." His 
son Isaac, in his Journal p. 3 says of him: — 
" My dear father, Isaac Martin, was an upright, 
honest Friend; one that feared God, and loved 
the truth. Being much concerned on his chil- 
dren's account that they might have the Lord for 

their portion, he watched over us for our good, 
often caused us to read the holy scriptures, and 
other good books, and took us to religious meet- 
ings. He had a dispensation of the gospel min- 
istry committed to him and hath left a good 
savour behind him. In his last illness, he ex- 
pressed that death was no terror to him; and 
there is cause to believe that he is admitted 
among the faithful followers of the Lamb, in 
that 'city which hath foundations, whose builder 
and maker is God.' " 

Isaac and Elizabeth (Burling) Martin, 
had :^( 1. ) James, b. 27 of 5 mo. 1753, d. " the be- 
ginning of the 7th mo. 1753." (2.) Burling, b. 6 
of 1 mo. 1755. (3.) Mary, b. 1 of 7 mo. 1756, 
d. 27 of 3 mo. 1844. For fuller sketch, see 
account of Richard Shotwell in family of Ben- 
jamin' in part II, of this work. (4.) Isaac, Jr., 
b. 16 of 1 mo. 1758, d. 9 of 8 mo. 1828, m. 12 of 
4 mo. 1780, Elizabeth Delaplaine, daughter of 
Joseph. Isaac was a hatter, an apothecary, and 
a minister of the Society of Friends at Rahway, 
N. J., and traveled much in the work of the 
ministry. (5.) James (again), b. 26 of 1 mo. 

1760, d. 23 of 5 mo. 1761. (6.) , 

b. 4 of 9 mo. 1761, d. 7 of 5 mo. 1763, " suddenly." 
(7.) Elizabeth, b. 13 or 19 of 2 mo. 1764, d. 31 
of 12 mo. 1812, m. 27 of 6 mo. 1793, Webster 
Thorn, son of Abraham' and Susanna (Webster) 
Thorne [of Mary 'Shotwell, Daniel", Abraham']. 
(8.) Abigail, b. 21 of 8 mo. 1765, d. at Plain- 
field, 14 of 8 mo. 1817, m 

(9.) James (again), b. 10 of 2 mo. 1767. (10.) 
Jane, b. 7 of 3 mo. 1770. 






[Of Samuel,' Elijah,^ John,- John.'J 

In Hotten's Lists of Emigrants to America 
1600-1700 no mention is made of the name 
Pound, but it is recorded that Thomas Pond, 
aged 21, was one of the passengers who 
embarked 29 Apr. 1635, in the Elizabeth and 
Ann, — Roger Cooper, Master, — with certificates 
from the minister of the parish and justices of 
the peace of their conformation to the Church 
of England, to be transported to New England. 

It is said that " three brothers "(1.) , 

(2.) John, and (3.) Benjamin Pond or Pound 
came from Yorkshire, England, near the close 
of the seventeenth century, and settled near 
Plainfield, N. J.; that a legacy fell to the 
family, to be controlled by the eldest son, but 

as he was intemperate and too poor to estab- 
lish his claim, and his brothers thinking it 
would only be wasted refused to assist him, it is 
said to be still in the possession of the British 
Government. One of these brothers is said to 
have been the great grandfather of Benjamin 
F'. Pound of Kansas and California [of Daniel', 
Elijah', John', John"?] whose daughter, Julia 
F. (Pound) Wylaud of Smith Center, Kans., 
reports this tradition. 

John' Pound, was an early settler in the 
township of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., N. J., 
and d. there 21 Feb. 1690-91. His wife's name 

was Esther They had a daughter 

Mary, b. 25 Dec. 1682, and are believed to 


have been the parents also of Johiv, Jr., and 
William who died 4 Dec. 1694; also of Vine- 
fruct who m. in Piscataway, N. J , 15 Oct., 1691, 
Kobert Kosly. 
John- Pound, of Piscataway, N. J., m. 

(perhaps Esther) and had (1.) 

Thomas b. 18 July 1708. (2 ) Elijah, b. 8 
July, 1712, d. 17 of 3 mo, 1780, m'. Bathsheba 

^,i^ , m". Elizabeth , who was b. 

.--. 1718, d. 9 of 10 mo. 1793. (3.) Joseph, 
b. 25 June, 1715. 

The following extracts are from the minutes 
of the Monthly Meeting of Friends for Wood- 
bridge, Rahway and Plainfield, N. J.: "19th 
of 5th mo. 1757 This Meeting is 

Inform'd that Elija Pound desires to b Joyn'd 
in unity with friends. John Webster and 
David Laing are appointed to Inquire into 
his life & Conversation & make Report thereof 
to next Monthly Meeting." On the 16 of 6 
mo. these friends " Report they Rec'd a good 
account of him. This Meeting accepts him 
a member." He was a member of the com- 
mittee appointed by the Friends at Rahway 
in 1778, for the relief of sufferers under the 
laws against non-combattants but being com- 
pelled to affirm his allegiance to the Conti- 
nental Congress to avoid being thrown into 
prison, was therefore allowed to resign from 
the committee. 



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^ Elizabeth, 1718±-1793 ( Esther. 



1 (William^ Webster, j William', 
°.m. Susannah Cow- '^■'^«7„ ,, 



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S f Thomas' Taylor, 


y^\ m. Richard' Hartshorne, 

» i Sarah- m. \ Robert', 


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Elijah' Pound, of Piscataway, N. J., by 1st 
wife Bathsheba, had three sons: 

1. David*, b. 10 November 1736, d. in Mid- 
dlesex Co., N. J., 19 of 6 mo. 1819, aged 83 years, 
buried at Plainfield. 

2. ZacluD-iah, h. 9 of 9 mo. (September), 
1738, dwelt Esses Co. N. J., near Plainfield and 
there d. 19 of 5 mo. 1822, m. early in 1761, 
Elizabeth Smith, b. 27 of 9 mo. 1744, d. 23 of 
10 mo. 1831, and had, (1.) Bathsheba, b. 14 of 
5 mo. 1763, d. 1 of 12 mo. 1848, m. 24 of 1 mo. 
1781, Benjamin' Shotwell 1759-1848 [of Benja- 
min*, John', John", Abraham']. (2.) Zachariah, 

Jr., dwelt Plainfield, N. J., m. 

(3.) Samuel, b. 18 or 11 of 12 mo. 1767, d. 1 of 

2 mo. 1854, m'. 20 of 4 mo. 1790, Susannah 
Webster, b 15 of 10 mo. 1768, d. 29 of 8 mo. 
1809 or 1802 [of Hugh and Sarah (Marsh) 
Webster]; m". Catharine Cole, who d. 8 of 9 
mo. 1859. (4.) Sarah, m. Samuel Webster, son 
of Hugh and Sarah (Marsh) Webster. 

3. Bnijamin* b. 6 of 8 mo. (August) 1740, 
m. 23 of 2 mo. 1763, Elizabeth Laing [of David 
and Mary (Thorn) Laing], and had (1.) Susan- 
nah, b. 2 of 7 mo. 1764. (2.) John, b. 3 of 5 
mo. 1766, d. Eden, N. Y., unm. (3.) Jacob, 

dwelt Eden, N. Y., and in the West, m. 

(4.) David, Jr., b. 23 of 5 mo. 1768, d. 

18 of 11 mo. 1848, m'. 27 of 10 mo. 1790, Mary 
Shotwell, daughter of Abraham* and Mary 
(Jackson) Shotwell, [of Joseph', DanieP, Abra- 
ham']; m". 27 of 9 mo. 1828, Penelope (Sisson) 
Coggshall [of Joseph and Ruth Sisson]. (5.) 
Elijah, b. 18 of 11 mo. 1770, d. 11 of 3 mo. 1850, 
m. Sarah Brotherton, daughter of Henry* and 
Mercy (Schooley) Brotherton, [of Ann' Shot- 
well, Daniel', Abraham']. (6.) Mary, b. 9 of 6 
mo. 1777, d. 10 of 8 mo. 1846, m. 10 of 10 mo. 

1798, William Hampton, son of William and 
Sarah' ( Shotwell ) Hampton [ of Benjamin*, 
John', John", Abraham']. (7.) Joseph, b. 8 

Feb. 1783, d. 28 Aug. 1834, m'. Sarah 

m-. .... 1814 ±, Mary Corbin, b. 24 Oct. 

1799, d. 31 July, 1861. . 

Eli.jah' Pound, by 2d wife Elizabeth, had: — 
4. Samurl\ h. 15 of 6 mo. 1745, d. 21 of 11 
mo. 1826, m. 26 of 8 mo. 1772, Catharine Web- 
ster, b. 23 of 6 mo. 1756, d. 18 of 1 mo. 1836, 
dttu. of John' and Anna (Taylor) Webster [of 
Wm"., Wm'], (children recorded later). 

5. Bnthshrba\ b. 13 of 1 mo. 1747, m. 22 of 

3 mo. 1769, Jacob' Shotwell, b. 29 of 8 mo. 1746, 
son of John' and Grace (Webster) Shotwell 
[of John', John', Abraham'], (for children see 
family of Jacob' Shotwell in part II). 

6. Daniel*, b. 1 of 1 mo. 1751, removed from 
New Jersey, about 1790 to the Black Creek 
settlement of Friends, locating in the present 
township of Bertie, Upper Canada about 9 miles 
from Buffalo, and there died; m. Prudence 
Jones, and had: (1.) Sarah, d. in Bay ham 
township, C. W., aged 78, m. Jeremiah Moore. 
(2.) William, d. aged 40, m'. Elizabeth Tuttle; 

m". Susannah Crawford, [of James and Amy 
(Peacock) Crawford]. (3.) Elijah, d. aged 40, 
m. Idalia Ward. (4.) Elizabeth, b. in Bertie, 
Upper Canada, 19 of 11 mo. 1791, d. 29 of 11 
mo. 1878, m. 26 May, 1811, Jacob Zavitz, b. 13 
of 6 mo. 1790, d. 11 of 12 mo. 1876, son of Jacob 
and Catharine (Learn) Zavitz. (5.) David, d. 

1886± in 90th year, m'. Elizabeth ( ) 

Laing, widow; m". Mary Herod. (6.) John, 
(Twin of David), d. Malahide, Ont.', aged 82, 
m. Athelia Ward. (7.) Rachel, d. Burford, 
Brant Co., Ont., aged 86, m. Abel Schooley [of 
Azaliah]. (8.) Daniel, d. in Humberston, C. 
W., aged 40, ra. Sarah Schuhfelt or Suffeldt. 
(9.) Mercy, d. near Ottawa, 111., aged 80 ±, m. 
(as 2nd wife), Samuel" Shotwell, b. 1802, son of 
Benjamin' and Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell 
[of Benjamin*, John', John', Abraham']. (10.) 
Benjamin Franklin, b. 8 of 10 mo. 18()5, dwelt 
(1890), Ionia Kansas, m. 26 of 5. mo. 1827, 
Rebecca L'. Shotwell, who d. at Odell, 111., 
daughter of Thomas" and Tamer (Lundy) Shot- 
well [of Benjamin', Benjamin*, John', John", 

7. Sarah*, b. 20 of 8 mo. 1752, d. 18 of 12 
mo. 1770, m. 27 of 3 mo. 1769, Samuel Smith, 
b. 1748 [of Shubel or Shobel], and had 
William, b 1770. . 

8. Elizabeth*, b. 16 of 11 mo. 1754, m. 25 j 
of 3 mo. 1772, William' Shotwell, son of John* | 
and Grace (Webster) Shotwell [of John', 
John', Abraham']. (For children, see family 
of William' Shotwell in Part IL) i- • 

9. Elijah*, b. 19 of 11 mo. 1756, was a 

conspicuous minister among Friends, m. 

1784, Isabella Sharp, and had: (1.) Thomas, 
b. 13 of 11 mo. 1784. (2.) Jacob, b. 6 of 1 
mo. 1787, m. 31 of 1 mo. 1811, Rhoda Jones, 
b. 25 of 5 mo. 1791 [of John and Miriam 

( ) Jones]. (3.) Margaret, b. 80 of 4 

mo. 1788, d 14 of 8 mo. 1880, m. 29 of 11 
mo. 1810, Samuel Hance b. 12 of 3 mo 1781, 
d. 5 of 10 mo. 1872 [of Benjamin", Samuel']. 
(4.) David, b. 9 of 5 mo. 1790, m. 2 of 5 mo. ^ 
1811, Ann Hance, daughter of Benjamin and ^ 
Sarah Hance. (5.) Daniel, b. 18 of 4 mo. 
1792, was an esteemed minister of the Society 
of Friends, removed from Junius, N . Y., about 
1831, to the Holland Purchase, becoming a mem- 
ber of Collins Monthly Meeting of Hicksite 
Friends; m. Sarah Webster [of William S.]. 
(6.) Elizabeth,!). 21 of 10 mo. 1793, m. 2 of 

3 mo. 1814, Benjamin Hance, Jr., b. 31 of 1 
mo. 1792 [of Benjamin', Samuel']. (7.) Jona- 
than, b. 14 of 9 mo. 1795, m. 3 of 9 mo. 1817, 
Deborah Webster, daughter of William and 
Susannah Webster. (8.) Asa, b. 2 of 3 mo. 
1797, d. in Ohio, 1858 ± , m. 4 of 3 mo 1819, Mary 
Hance [of Benjamin and Sarah Hance]. (9.) 
Bathsheba, b. 2 of. 7 mo. 1798, m. 22 of 9 mo. 
1819, William Ra'thbun [of Acors and Sarah « 
Rathbun]. (10 ) Joel, b. 12 of 11 mo. 1799, | 
dwelt (1874) Chippewa Falls, Wis., m. Ann I 


Coleman. (11.) Elijah, Jr., b. 19 of 5 mo. 1802, 
he was living in 1870 with his sons Albert E. 
and Thaddeus C. and his grandchildren, at 
Chippewa, Falls, Wis. From an interesting 
sketch of Thad. C. Pound in the Western 
Monthly (Chicago) for April, 1870, we gather 
that Elijah' m'. Judith Coleman who d. 1839±, 

[of Thaddeus Coleman] ; ml 1843± who 

d. 1847±. 

10. Thomas*, b 14 of 12 mo. 1758. 

11. Easter' [Esther], b. 17 of 'S mo. 1761, m. 
(as 2nd wife) Henry Brotherton, Jr., b. 26 of 8 
mo. 1757, son of James* and Alice (Schooley) 
Brotherton [of Ann" Shotwell, Daniel , Abra- 
ham'], and had: (1.) Rachel, m. Thomas E vers. 
(2.) Elijah, m. Rebecca Brotherton, [of William 
and Sarah (Dell) Brotherton. (3.) Margaret, 
died unmarried. 

Samuel* Pound, 1745-1826, of Piscataway, 
Middlesex Co., N. J. [of Elijah', John% John'], 
m., 1772, Catharine Webster, 1756-1836 [of 
John', William ', William' ], and had : 

1. Hugh', b. 3 of 6 mo., 1773, in Piscataway 
township, Middlesex Co , N, J., whence he 
removed with his family, in a covered wagon, in 
1803, to Farmington, Ontario Co., N. Y., and 
located upon a farm, where he resided until his 
death, 17 of 10 mo., 1852. After the separation 
in 1828 he remained a member of the Society of 
Friends, called Hicksite, until his death, also his 
children except Edna and William. He m. in 
the Old Friends meeting-house at Rahway, N. 
J., 24 of 4 mo. 1794, Sarah King, b. 28 of 3 mo. 
1776, d. 4 of 7 mo. 1863, daughter of Nathan' 
and Sarah (Moore) King, of the borough of 
Elizabeth, Essex (now Union) Co., N. J. [of 
Joseph", Joseph' ]. They were very active in the 
work of their religious society and their old fam- 
ily Bible has the following inscription : " Gen- 
esee Yearly Meeting of Friends was established 
and opened at Farmington [N. Y.] the second 
day after the second first day in sixth month, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-four." Sarah was 
clerk of Farmington Monthly Meeting as early 
as 2d mo. 1811. (Children and grandchildren 
recorded later.) 

2. Anna; b. 26 of 7 mo. 1775, dwelt Plain- 
field, N. J., and there died at the house of her 
nephew, George R. Pound, 4 of 3 mo. 1851, 
having been an esteemed minister in the Society 
of Friends for more than 40 years ; m. 22 of 6 
mo. 1796, Jediah Shotwell, 1775-1847, son of 
Isaiah' and Constant (Lippincott) Shotwell — q. 
V. in Part II — [of John*, John', John-, Abra- 
ham']. They had no children of their own but 

^ were foster parents to 20 young orphan relatives, 
all of whom remained to the age of 21 or until 
marriage, excepting one, who, at the age of 18, 
went elsewhere to learn her trade. 

3. John'; b. 10 of 1 mo. 1779, in Piscataway, 
near Plainfield, N. J., became member of Sara- 
toga Monthly Meeting of Friends by certificate 


from Rahway and Plainfield M. M., dated 25 of 
11 mo. 1802 ; dwelt for a time in Canandaigua, 
N. Y. ; was a butcher in Farmington, N. Y., but 
meeting with financial reverses he removed, 
about 1824, to Lockport, N. Y., and there d. 28 
of 11 mo. 1832 ; m. 8 of 10 mo. 1803, Alice 
Smith (called Elsie), b. Adams, Berkshire Co., 
Mass., 22 of 3 mo. 1779, d. Lockport, N. Y., 30 
of 3 mo. 1832, daughter of Joseph and Rhoda 
(Thornton) Smith of Farmington, N. Y. [of 
Samuel and Mary]. Having removed to Lock- 
port his wife Alice and their 5 minor children. 
Amy, Joseph Smith, Samuel, Alexander, and 
John Waterman, became members of Hartland 
M. M., by certificate from Farmington M. M., 
dated 26 of 2 mo. 1824, and John himself re- 
ceived a similar certificate, dated 21 of 9 mo. 
1826, which states that his outward affairs were 

4. Elizabeth,' called Betsey, b. 16 of 1 mo. 
1782, dwelt Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and Philadel- 
phia, Pa., d. 13 of 8 mo. 1815, m. (as 1st wife) 
George Robinson, a tanner and courier, of New 
York and Philadelphia, a native of England, who 
d. 24 of 4 mo. 1831 ; they had : (L) Abigail, 
who died in Philadelphia unmarried. (2.) 
Catharine, who m. (as 2nd wife) Samuel Keys, a 
minister among Friends. (3.) Mary, m. Dr. 
William Gibbons, a physician and druggist 
of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly teacher at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; removed to California. 
(4.) Anna, b. 1808 ±, d. unmarried. (5.) 
Elizabeth, d. at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., unmarried. 
(6.) Susan, dw. (1888) Poughkeepsie, N. Y,, 
m. Levi Arnold. 

5. WilUmn', b. 21 of 3 mo. 1784," in Pisca- 
taway, N. J. ; dwelt there and at Amboy, re- 
moved to town of Boston, Erie Co., N. Y., 
returned to N. J. about 1814, but after 2d mar- 
riage went back to Erie Co., N. Y., and there d. 
2 of 1 mo. 1857 ; m'. Mary Vail. b. 17 of 1 mo. 
1787, d. 20 of 12 mo. 1811, daughter of David' 
and Phebe (Jackson) Vail of Greenbrook, N. J. 
[of Margaret' Laing, Elizabeth' Shotwell, John', 
Abraham']; m'. 1812 ± , Abigail Shotwell, who d. 
17 of 4 mo. 1831, daughter of Samuel' Shotwell 
of Rahway, N. J. [of Abraham', John", John', 
Abraham']; m'. Elizabeth Blair. By the 1st 
wife William had: (1.) Jackson, died in in- 
fancy. (2.) Jackson, b. 1 of 12 mo. 1808, farmer 
and baker, d. in Plainfield, N. J., m. Mary Ann 
Steward. (3.) Catharine Shotwell, b. 19 of 11 
mo. 1810, dw. E. Hamburg, Erie Co, N. Y., 
and there d. 5 of 5 mo., 1889, m. 30 of 11 mo. 1831, 
Asa Hampton, b. 20 of 4 mo. 1800, d. 23 of 7 
mo., 1886, son of William and Mary' (Pound) 
Hampton [of Benj'., Elijah', John-, John' ]. By 
the 2d wife, William' Pound had: (4.) William 
Tuttle S., b. 12 of 8 mo., 1813, dw. Chicago, 111., 

m. Eleanor (5.) Samuel S., b. 30 of 

2 mo. 1815, d in New York, m. Mary Hatfield [of 
Henry]. (6.) George Fox, b. 5 of 6 mo. 1817, 



dwelt Iowa, m. Mary Johnson ; m". 

(7.) Elizabeth M., b. 4 of 5 mo. 1828, d. in 
Spring Brook, N. Y., m. Henry Pate. (8.) Ann 
S., b. 4 of 6 mo. 1825, d. Boston, N. Y., m. John 
Owens. (9.) Hugh, b. 11 of 5 mo. 1827, served 
in war of the rebellion, m. Almina 

6. Samuel U., b. 27 of 3 mo. 1786, in Pis- 
cataway, N. J., IJ miles from New Market, was 
a farmer there on the homestead of his father, 
whence in 1836 he removed with his family to 
Plainfield, and engaged in the business of a 
bucther, with meat market on E. Front St., 
opposite Peace St., d. 23 of 2 mo. 1840, m. 24 of 
6 mo. 1807, Anne Laing (called Nancy), b. 8 of 
2 mo. 1789, d. 11 of 6 mo. 1857, daughter of 
Joha' and Susannah (Webster) Laing [of 
David*, Elizabeth ' Shotwell, John', Abraham' ], 
and had: (1.) Hugh L., b. 2 or 7 of 6 mo. 1810, 
d. 18 of 10 mo. 1819. (2.) Mahlon, b. 15 of 4 
mo. 1812, d. 13 of 9 mo. 1877, m. 30 of 12 mo. 
1840, Hannah Barclay. (3.) William L,, b. 29 

of 1 mo. 1815, d. Newark, N. J., m. 

Jones. (4.) George Kobinson, b. 17 of 9 mo. 
1817, dwells, 29 East 3rd. St., Plainfield, N. J., 
dealer in hides, tallow, etc., since 1860, formerly 
a butcher; an exemplary Friend and a worthy 
representative of the old time people whose 
sterling character is well worthy of emulation; 
m'. 25 of 11 mo. 1840. Rachel Webster Vail, b. 
24 of 3 mo. 1821, d. 5 of 9 mo. 1860, daughter 
of John A. and Deborah (Harned) Vail [of 
Abraham", Margaret' Laing, Elizabeth' Shot- 
well, John", Abraham']; m". 19 of 9 mo. 1871, 
Josephine T. LaFetra, b. 22 of 2 mo. 1836, 
daughter of Edward B. and Mary D. (Brinley) 
LaFetra of Monmouth Co., N. J. [of Joseph]. 
(5.) Elizabeth R., b. 21 of 9 mo. 1822, d. 23 of 
6 or 5 mo. 1862, m. Thomas Barclay. 

Hugh' Pound, 1773-1852, of Piscataway, N. 
J., and Farmington, N. Y., [of Samuel*, Elijah', 
John^ John'], m. 1794, Sarah King, 1776-1863 
[of Nathan". Joseph", Joseph'], and had: 

1. Edna C\ b. 2 of 1 mo. 1796, d. 14 of 1 
mo. 1872, m. 4 of 2 mo. 181.">, Isaac Martin'' Shot- 
well, 1786-1860, son of Richard' and Mary 
(Martin) Shotwell of Farmington, and Elba N. 
Y., [of Benjamin*, John', John', Abraham']. 
(For fuller sketch and names of children see 

2. Nathan Kinrf, b. 18 of 1 mo. 1798, d. 3 of 1 
mo. 1882, m. 7 of 11 mo. 1824, Hannah G. Lane, 
b. 25 of 6 mo. 1799, and had: (1.) Addison L., 
b. 13 of 6 mo. 1826, m. 11 of 12 mo. 1845, Chloe 
Gurnee, b. 13 of 1 mo. 1828. (2.) Edward H., 
b. 9 of 2 mo. 1828, dwelt Ontario, N. Y., m. Lucy 
Pease. (3.) Jacob M., b. 25 of 6 mo. 1830, d. 

, m. (4.) Stephen 

B., b. 14 of 1 mo. 1833, dwells Lincoln, Neb., m. 
Laura Biddlecome. (5.) William N. C, b. 27 
of 6 mo. 1839, d. 25 of 1 mo. 1841. 

8. Asher," b. 19 of 1 mo. 1800, dwelt for a 
time in Pennsylvania, and afterward for many 
years in S. Perinton, Monroe Co., N. Y., and 

after death of his wife, went to live with his son 
Ira B. at Richmond, Macomb Co., Mich., and 
there d. 11 of 2 mo. 1881; m. 28 of 1 mo. 1819, 
Mary Birdsall, b. 8 of 2 mo. 1803, d. 9th Sept- 
ember 1878, daughter of Joseph and Hannah 
Birdsall (or Burtsall), and had: (1.) Ira B., 
b. 9 of 11 mo. 1819, m. 16 Aug. 1844, Marion 
C. Groff, b. 26 Aug. 1828 [of Peter]. (2.) 
Sarah Ann, b. 26 of 1 mo. 1823, d. 26 Aug. 
1861, m. 1 May 1845, Seymour G. Allen, who d. 
1887 ± [of Timothy]. (3.) Maria B., b. 6 of 12 
mo. 1825, d. 26 or 24 of 7 mo. 1850, m. 1st Jan. 
1844, Stephen B. Katkamier. (4.) Emiline 
Jane, b. 3 of 3 mo. 1828, d. 23 Dec. 1844, un- 
married. (5.) Clarkson A., b. 19 of 11 mo. 
1829, dw. Highland Lake, Weld Co., Colo., 
formerly (1854-1872) in Cedar Co., Iowa, m. 10 
Nov. 1853, Mary A. Gage. (6.) Mary Jane, 
b. 4 of 11 mo. 1835, dw. Oshtemo, Kalamazoo 
Co., Mich., m. 11 Nov. 1853, Marshall Cass'' 
Lapham, son of William S". and Betsy (Cass) 
Lapham [of Abraham*, Joshua', John", John']. 
(7.) Albert O., b. 9 of 8 mo. 1844, dwells Blair, 
Neb., m. 19 Nov. 1866, Alice Hibben. 

4. Willinm", b. 12 of 12 mo. 1801, d. 27 of 8 
mo. 1853, m'. 21 of 12 mo. 1818, Betsey Warner, 
b. 22 of 2 mo. 1803, d. 18 of 10 mo. 1828 [of 
Jonathan and Mary]; m'. 3 Feb. 1830, Mary 
J. Goodell, b. 28 or 23 Apr. 1801, d. 8th 
July, 1885. By 1st wife he had: (1.) Mary 
Jane, b. 28 of 6 mo. 1820, m'. William Ellison, 
b. 18 of 7 mo. 1819, d. 1 of 11 mo. 1845 [of 
John]; m". Cyrus Cole. By 2nd wife, William" 
had: (2. ) Edwin Hathaway, b. 9 of 7 mo. 1831, 
was a Union soldier in the war of the rebellion ; 

m'. ; m'. Jenny (3.) 

Sarah Abigail, b. 7 of 12 mo. 1832, dwells Gib- 
bon St., Canandaigua, N. Y., m. Elisha Watson" 
Gardner, b. 23 of 11 mo. 1826, son of Elisha W, 
and Sarah (Pattison) Gardner [of Wm*., John'*, 
Wm-., George']. 

5. Jediah SJiotivelf Pound, b. 26 of 8 mo. 
1804, d. 5 of 2 mo. 1882, in W. Walworth. N. 
Y., where he had lived for many years; m'. 29 
of 1 mo. 1829, Edith Laing, b. 11 of 2 mo. 1806, 
d. 12 of 5 mo. 1852, dau. of John and Achsah 
( Lundy ) Laing [ of John*, Samuel', Wml, 
John'); m", 7 of 6 mo. 1853, Prudence P. Shot- 
well, b. 7 of 10 mo. 1826, d. 27 of 6 mo. 1876, 
daughter of Benjamin'' and Catharine (Pugsley) 
Shotwell [ of Benjamin', Benjamin*, John\ 
John", Abraham']. By 1st wife, he had: (1.) 
Anna S., b. 27 of 4 mo. 1832, m. 23 Apr. 
1861, Dr. Jacob Rickabaugh. (2.) Harvey H., 
b. 28 of 7 mo. 1834, is a merchant with his 
brother William at Williamston, Wayne Co., N. 
Y., m. 15 of 11 mo. 1870, Martha Pearsall (called 
Matty). (3.) Jediah S., Jr., b. 20 of 4 mo. 1837, 
d. 5 of 6 mo. 1852. (4.) Hugh, b. 10 of 7 mo. 
1839, dw. Madison, Wis., m. 10 of 7 mo. 1873, 
Ida Beach. (5. ) William, b. 29 of 12 mo. 1843, 
m. 15 of 1 mo. 1873, Mary L. Boynton. By 2nd 
wife, Jediah S". Pound had: (6.) Edith Laing, 



b. 8 of 3 mo. 1854, dwells N. Perinton, N. Y., 
m. 30 Jan. 1889, Oliver B. Furman. 

6. Anna'; b. 17 of 2 rao. 1807, d. 15 of 2 mo. 
1886, m. 2 of 12 mo. lfS24, Nathan Comstock, b. 
10 of 2 mo. 1802, d. 8 of 10 mo. 1815, son of 
Otis and Huldah Comstock, and had: (1.) 
Caroline A., b. 2 of 5 mo. 1826, President of 
Granger Place School, Canandaigua, N. Y., 
since 1876. (2.) Huldah Ann, b. 11 of 12 mo. 
1829, dw. Fairport, N. Y., m. 12 Oct. 1854, 
Jeremiah 8. Ramsdell, b. 1 of 8 mo. 1822, son 
of Gideon and Hannah (Smith) Eamsdell. (3.) 
William Otis, b. 8 of 1 mo. 1836, d. 12 of 5 mo. 
1861, unm. 

7. Catharine Eliza", h. 27 of 9 mo. 1809, d. 
21 of 11 mo. 1884, m. 27 of 11 mo. 1827, Seth 

W. Bosworth, b. 13 of 11 mo. 1806, d. 

, [of John], and had: (1.) Eliza- 
beth J., b. 31 of 8 mo. 1828, m'. 6 of 6 mo. 1849, 
Henry Gilbert Zavitz, b. 21 of 10 mo. 1824, d. 5 
of 8 mo. 1875 [of Henry and Catharine Zavitz], 
m\ 7 of 2 mo. 1878, William Cornell, b. 24 of 12 
mo. 1820 [of Jesse and Ann]. (2. ) Mary G., b. 
3 of 2 mo. 1830, dw. Rochester, N. Y., m. 1 of 1 
mo. 1855, Eichard Hallett Herendeen, b. 20 of 4 
mo. 1822, d. 28 of 12 mo. 1876, son of James and 
Elizabeth'' (Shotwell) Herendeen [of Richard", 
Benjamin*, John', John-, Abraham']. (3.) Will- 
iam H., b. 9 of 8 mo. 1832, d. 14 of 1 mo. 1885, 
m. 27 Dec. 1860, Susan Jennings. (4.) Sarah 
K., b. 10 of 8 mo. 1834, m. 11 of 4 mo. 1855, 
Nathanial B. Sheldon, b. 26 of 2 mo. 1824, d. 31 
of 7 mo. 1886. (5.) John H., b. 9 of 8 mo. 
1838, dw. Rochester, N. Y., m. 22 of 5 mo. 1859, 
Mary B. Cline, b. 22 Sept., 1838. 

(8. ) Sarah K". b. 3 of 10 mo. 1813, d. 6 of 9 
mo. 1832, m 25 of 11 mo. 1830, George Daily, 

b. 12 of 3 mo. 1805, d. , and had, Sarah 

Elizabeth, b. 9 of 12 mo. 1831, d. 26 of 6 mo. 

Children AND Grandchildren op John" and 
Alice (Smith) Pound of Lockport, N. Y., 
[of Samuel*, Elijah', John', John'.] 

1. Philander, b. 8 of 8 mo. 1804, Ontario Co., 
N. Y., d. 16 of 8 mo. 1810. 

2. Attiy", h. 27 of 9 mo. 1806, d. Lockport, N. 
Y. , aged more than 70 years, m. 23 of 9 mo. 1824, 
Lyman Austin Spalding, who d. at Lockport, 
N. Y., 7Jan. 1885, and had: (1.) Alice Jane 
b. 1 of 5 mo. 1826, dw. 158 High St., Lockport, 
N. Y., m. 6 Aug. 1845, Charles Evans of Bata- 
via, N. Y., who d. 8 Sept. 1865, aged 44 [of Da- 
vid]. (2.) Amy Ann, b. 10 of 9 mo. 1827, d. 
young. (3.) Catharine Elizabeth', called Kate 
E. b. 8 of 10 mo. 1829. (4.) Lyman Austin, 
Jr., b. 22 of 12 mo. 1832, dw. Market St.. Lock- 

] port, N. Y., was appointed by President G. Cleve- 
i land, in 1887, U. S. Consul at Aix la Chapelle, 
! transferred in 1888 to the consulate of Bruus- 
; wick, Germany ; m. 15 May, 1867, Caroline 
Amy Lapham, dan. of William and Rebecca T'. 

(Smith) Lapham [of Mary"' Shotwell, Richard", 
Benj'., John^ John", Abraham']. 

3. Joseph Smith', b. 1 of 5 mo. 1808, d. 24 of 

9 mo. 1859, was an Orthodox Friend ; m. 12 of 

10 mo. 1829, Lavinia Dillingham, who d. 

1887, aged 75 ± , and had : (1. ) Sarah Jane, who 
d. in infancy. (2.) Lyman Joseph, resided on 
the old Pound homestead, 114 Chestnut St., 
Lockport, N. Y., and there d. 17 Oct. 1888, unm. 
By prudence and careful investment he amassed 
a small fortune, estimated between $30,000 and 
$35,000, the greater portion of which he be- 
queathed to the Lockport Home for the Friend- 
less. He also bec(ueathed to his cousin and 
housekeeper, Elizabeth Almina Pound [dan. of 
Samuel], the sum of $5,000, together with house- 
hold furniture, books, household goods, beds, 
bedding, and pictures, and left smaller legacies 
to " Miss Ella Vail Thome of Plainfield, N. J.," 
"Miss Kate Spaulding of Lockport, N. Y.," L. 
Austin Spaulding, John W. Pound and Lucretia 
Sophia GrifEs, Frederick Few, Robert Dutf and 
Eliza J. Howe, all of Lockport, N. Y., and di- 
rected his remains to be placed by the side of 
his father and mother in the Friends' burial plot 
in Cold Springs cemetery in Lockport, and that 
a stone slab or monument be placed thereat of 
the same general character as the one lately 
erected by him at the graves of his parents. 

4. Samuel, b. 23 of 7 mo. 1810, dw. with son. 
Waterman S., at Lockport, N. Y., m. 1 of 1 mo. 

1832, Lucinda Andrews, who d. , 1845, 

and had : (1.) Waterman Smith, dw. 45 Niag- 
ara St., Lockport, N. Y.,m. 1864 Addie McNeil, 

who d. , 1888. (2.) John W., d. aged 4 

yrs. (3.) Elizabeth Almina, b. 1841, dw. 114 
Chestnut St., Lockport, N. Y., unm., 1888. 

5. Alejxmder, b. 22 of 11 mo. 1812, dw. 504 
High St., Lockport, N. Y., a farmer, m. 22 of 11 
mo. 1842, Almina Whipple, niece of wife of Sam- 
uel, and had: (1.) John E., b. 1844; was 

youngest member of New York Assembly, ses- 
sion of 18__ ; Assistant U. S. Attorney 1874 ; U. 
S. Commissioner 1884, office 55 Main St., res. 
345 High St.; m. Catharine Hurd. (2.) Edwin, 
d. young. (3.) Alexander. (4.) Cuthburt Win- 
field, b. 1864 ± ; is a lawyer with his brother 
John E., in Lockport, N. Y.; State senator 1895; 
m. June 1887, Emma White. 

6. John ]Vatenu,m, h. 14 of 7 mo. 1818, was 
a gardner; dw. 244 Pine St., Lockport, N. Y., m. 
1855 ± Lucretia Watson and had: (1. ) John, d. 
aged 6 yrs. (2.) William R. W., dw. 244 Pine 
St., Lockport, N. Y. 

Our Webster Ancestors and Their 

Nathan Webster, one of the freeholders in 
Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., N. J., who, about 
1670, shared in the first division of public land 
of the township, receiving a lot of 93 acres as 
his portion, is not thought to have been the 



progenitor of the Quaker Websters of New 

William' Webster probably came from Scot- 
land with the Scotch settlers of Amboy, about 
1685 ; he was certainly a freeman of the town of 
Woodbridge and a consistent Friend as early as 
1695. In the minutes of Woodbridge prepara- 
tive meeting of the Society of Friends the earli- 
est Webster name, that of William Webster, is 
first foimd as one of the witnesses to a certificate 
given 18 of 2 mo. 1706, to William Sutton and 
Jane his wife, who were intending to remove 
from Piscataway to Burlington. But from Dai- 
ly's History of Woodbridge (p. 86) we learn that 
William Webster was a consistent Friend there 
more than ten years before. 

On the 1 of Oct. 1695, the Woodbridge 
town meeting voted to pay to the town minister. 
Rev. Samuel Shepard, £50 per annum, or its 
equivalent in the current pay of the colony, which 
was pork, peas, wheat and other agricultural 
productions. This was to be raised by direct 
tax upon all the townsmen. To this action, on 
the ground of conscientious scruples, the Quak- 
ers objected. The old town book says : " Wil- 
liam Webster, pretending that it was contrary 
to his conscience to pay anything toward the 
maintenance of a minister, Capt. John Bishop 
hath engaged in open town meeting to free the 
said Webster from the said charge and to pay 
the said Webster's part so long as the said Bishop 
shall live." Dally remarks that so far as we have 
any account this was the first decided stand 
against the tax for the support of the town 
minister, and was the beginning of the contro- 
versy which eventuated in the complete sepa- 
ration of civil from ecclesiastical aifairs. Two 
years later the Rev. Samuel Shepard's salary 
was raised to X60 a year. The Quakers strongly 
opposed an indiscriminate assessment for this 
purpose as unjust. They were contributing for 
the support of their own society and considered 
it not equitable that they should be compelled 
to pay the tax for the support of a ministry which 
they did not and could not enjoy. In 1700 the 
salary was ordered to be raised by subscription, 
but in 1702 it was again paid out of the town 
rates in spite of the protests of the Quakers. 

William' Webster of Woodbridge and wife 
Mary had : 

1. Mftrij, h. 31 July 1690, undoubtedly in 
Woodbridge, N. J., as these dates of birth were 
taken from the Woodbridge town book. 

2. Hannah, b. 18 Sept. 1691. 

3. William', b. 19 Jan. 1692-3, at Wood- 
bridge, N. J., m. of 3 mo. (May) 

1717, Susannah Cowperthwait, daiighterof John, 
and granddaughter of Hugh, who was born in 
England about 1648, and died at Flushing, L. 
I., 20 May 1720; his wife Elizabeth died at 
Flushing, L. I., 15 Dec. 1697. Hugh and 
Elizabeth Cowperthwait, settled at Flushing, 
1674. The following is copied from the rec- 

ords of the Society of Friends: — "Att our 
monthly meeting held att our meeting house att 
Woodbridge ye 18th day of the 2 mo. 1717. 
Grace Kinsey and Mary Trenury presented 
William Webster & Susanna Cowperthwait to 
this meeting who declared their intention of 
taking each other in marriage, it being the first 
time. This meeting appoints John Laing & 
John Shotwell, Jun., to report in ye man's 
clearness in respect to marriage with any other 
and into his conversation." And on " ye 16th 

of the 3rd month, 1717, Elizabeth 

Shotwell and Ann Brotherton presented before 
this meeting [of Men Friends], William Web- 
ster & Susannah Copperthwait who declared 
their intentions of marriage, it being the second 
time and on enquiry made, nothing appearing 
to obstruct, this meeting leaves them to their 
liberty to consummate their intentions of mar- i 
riage according to the good order of truth. And X 
it was left to the care of John Kinsey to provide ^ 
them a certificate." (Children recorded later.) 

4. Moses, b. Oct. ye 5th, 1694. 

5. Sarah, b. June ye 24, 1695 [Error in this 
or preceding date]; she was "left at liberty," 
by Woodbridge, M. M., 15 of 8 mo. 1719, to 
marry William Chambers. 

6. Rachel, b. 1697. The father, William', for 
permitting a daughter to be " married by a 
priest " at his house before 15 of 12 mo. 1726-7, 
made satisfactory acknowledgment to Wood- 
bridge Monthly Meeting of Friends, one month 

7. Aaron, b. 1700. 

8. Benjamin, b. 4 of 2 mo. 1709. One Benja- 
min Webster became member of Kingwood 
Monthly Meeting by certificate from Wood- 
bridge, M. M., dated 17 of 8 mo. 1751, but he 
with his wife and children brought back a 
similar certificate dated 21 of 10 mo. 1756. 

9. Joseph, b. 1710, m. 1733, Elizabeth Shot- 
well, daughter of John' and Mary (Thorne) 
Shotwell of Shotwell's Landing [ of John", 
Abraham' ]. They were left at liberty to marry 
by Woodbridge, M. M., 15 of 9 mo. 1733; and 
the orderly consummation of this marriage was 
reported to the meeting of 10 mo. 20th, 1733. 

William-' Webster, Jr., b. 1692-3, of Plain- 
field, N. J. [of William'], m. 1717, Susannah' 
Cowperthwait [of John", Hugh'], and had: ^ 

1. John', b. 22 of 2 mo. (Apr.) 1718, d. 29 of ) 
9 mo. 1800; built the first Grist Mill in Plain- 
field and put his son Taylor, into it. "Att our 
Monthly Meeting held att Woodbridge the 20th 

7th mo. 1763, A proposal from ' 

Plainfield preparative meeting for holding a I 
meeting circular at the house of John Webster 
& Zachariah Pound, at 4 o'clock afternoon on I 
first days from this time to ye 1st of ye 10th 
mo. next was made and agreed to." He m. 24 
of 11 mo. (Jan.), 1743-4, Anna Taylor, b. 
1726, d. 20 of 5 mo. 1762, daughter of Thomas 
and Sarah (Hartshorn) Taylor. The minutes 



of Woodbridge M. M. show that John Webster 
and Anna Taylor, also Samuel Smith and Masse 
Taylor were married with the unity of Friends, 
between 11th mo. I'Jth and 12th mo. 16th 1743- 
4. Jonathan Earned and Edward Fitz Ran- 
dolph, Jr., being the committee appointed to 
attend both marriages and see that good order 
was observed at the same. (Children recorded 

2. Mary, b. 26 of 5 mo. 1721, d. 23 of 11 mo. 

3. William, b. 27 of 7 mo. 1723, d 

1750, B. p., m. 1749, Mary Thorn, daughter of 
Jacob and Susannah^ (Shotwell) Thorn [of 
Daniel', Abraham']. 

4. Grace', b. 4 of 9 mo. 1725, m. between 17 
of 9 mo. and 15 of 10 mo., 1743 (as 2d wife), 
John* Shotwell of Plainfield [of John', John", 
Abraham']. (For children, see family of John* 
Shotwell in part II. ) 

5. Rachaef, b. 22 of 8 mo. 1727, d. 

of 12 mo. 1779, m. 1741 Abner Hampton, d. .. 
of 2 mo. 1780. Dally in his History of Wood- 
bridge, p. 215-16, says: "Several soldiers under 
Col. Samuel Hunt seized the horses and wagon 
of Abner Hampton on the 24 of May 1760, as 
he was driving leisurely along the road, nine 
miles from home. They wanted the team for 
the transportation of their baggage, a distance 
of twelve miles. They endeavored to pursuade 
Abner to drive for them or procure a teamster, 
promising a generous remuneration. He de- 
clared that conscientious scruples forbade either 
his performing the task or receiving any reward 
therefor. The wagon was laden and the soldiers 
disappeared with it, the worthy Quaker pursuing 
his lonely way homeward on foot with no very 
bright hope of seeing his horses again. But, on 
the 27th, who should drive up to Abner's door 
but Aza/iah Dunham with the team all safe and 
sound! Such instances of devotion to their 
time-honored anti-war principles served to 
strengthen the Friends in Woodbridge and its 

vicinity." Abner and Rachel had: (1.) 

a son who d. 26 of 7 mo. 1749. (2.) William, 
who d. at Rahway 24 of 2 mo. 1781, m. 28 of 9 
mo. 1768, Sarah' Shotwell, daughter of Benja- 
min' and Ame (Hallett) Shotwell, [of John', 
John-, Abraham']. (3.) Mary, d. 1755. (4.) 
Isaac, d. 2 of 3 mo. 1763. (5. ) Abner. On the 
17 of the 11 mo. 1773, Abner Hampton's son 

was apprenticed to Isaac Thorn. On 

21 of 2 mo. 1782, Abner Hampton was disowned 
by the Monthly Meeting for assisting military 
enterprises. (6.) Joseph; m. 4 mo. 1782, 
William Webster agreed to keep Abner Hamp- 
ton's son Joseph one year, and from the M. 
M. minutes of 12th mo. 17, 1783, we learn 
that Joseph Hampton had been bound as an 
apprentice to William Webster. He m. 23 of 
10 mo. 1805, Elizabeth Cook of Bridgetown 
(Rahway), who d. there 30 of 7 mo. 1825, aged 
44. In 11 mo. 1772, the parents, with their 5 

children then at home, became members of 
Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting by 
certificate from Kingwood M. M., and it is 
remarked that two daughters were old enough 
to support themselves. 

6. Hinilt\ Sr., b. 20 of 3 mo. 1730, d. Plain- 
field, N. J., 17 of 7 mo. 1815; he suffered for 
his peace principles during the French and 1 
Indian war. J. W. Dally (History of Wood- | 
bridge, p. 215), says: "In 1758, Hugh Webster ' 
was drafted and taken three miles from his 
dwelling. Capt. Benjamin Stiles, before whom 
he was taken, demanded that he should go into 
the service himself or furnish a substitute. 
Hugh positively refused to do either; so he was 
led away eight miles further to a spot where the 
guard expected to find the company assembled. 
The soldiers, however, had marched away. He 
was left to take care of himself and returned to 
his residence, stopping at Capt. Stiles house to 
inform him that his men had set him free." He / 
m. in 1753. Sarah* Marsh, b. 21 of 1 mo./^ 
[March] 1737, d. 24 of 2 mo. [Feb.] 1791, 
daughter of Samuel' and Mary Marsti of Rahway 
[of Joseph- b. 1 Apr. 1663, Samuel', b. 1623 ±, 
who settled at Elizabethtown, N. J., 1666]. Hugh 
Webster with Sarah Marsh, and Sarah Webster 
with William Marsh, passed meeting in Wood- 
bridge at the same time, 15 of 11 m. 1753, and 
their marriages were consummated between that 
date and that of the next Monthly Meeting, 20 of 
12 mo. 1753. Hugh and wife Sarah had: (1.) 
William, b-__- of 3 mo. 1755, d. 11 of 6 mo. 

ITHSTm. of 5 mo. 1775, Sarah Smith who 

d. 26 of 4 mo. 1813. (2.) John, called John o^ 
III., b. 1756±, d. 19 of 11 mo. 1817, m'. " by a r*^ 
priest" before 20 of 12 mo. 1775, Mary Morris; i»«.- 
m^ 2 of 2 mo. 1809, Isabel Smith, b. 19 of 6 mo. 
1783 [of Charles and Lydia]. (3.) Mary, b. 10 
of 10 mo. 1758, d. 1832±, m. 1782 (between 21 
of 11 mo. and 18 of 12 mo.) Edward* Fitz Ran- 
dolph b. 23 of 4 mo. 1749, d. 4 of 1 mo. 1831, son ,^M^ 
of Edward' and Phebe (Jackson) Fitz Ran- 
dolph [of Edward', Edward']. (4.) Martha, b. 
30 of 7 mo. 1760, d. 29 of 1 mo. 1790, m. 1781, 
(as 1st wife) Thomas' Laing, b. 5 of 10 mo. 1759, 
d. 11 of 2 mo. 1827, son of Isaac' and Annabella 
(Edgar) Laing [of Elizabeth' Shotwell, John', 
Abraham']. (5.) Samuel, b. 1 of 8 mo. 1762, d. 

of 7 mo. 1843, in'. 1789, Sarah' Pound, «?. 

daughter of Zachariah* and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Pound [of Elijah', John', John']; m'. Martha 

Thorn [of Hugh]. (6.) Hugh, b. 1764, d. 

24 of 11 mo. 1811; 111. 1786, Mercy Pound. (7.) ? 
Isaac, b. 19 of 6 m. 1766, d. 27 of U mo. 1823, 
111. 24 of 10 mo. 1787, Mary" Laing, b, 11 of 8 
mo. 1768, daughter of John" and Susannah 
(Webster) Laing [of David', Elizabeth' Shot- 
well, John', Abraham']. (8.) Susannah, or 
Susan, b. 15 of 10 mo. 1768, d. 29 of 11 mo. 
1802, m. 20 of 4 mo. 1790, Samuel Pound, b. . . 
of 12 mo. 1767, d. 1 of 2 mo. 1854, son of 
Zachariah' and Elizabeth (Smith) Pound [of 



Elijah', John% John']. (9.) Marsh, b. 27 of 8 
mo. 1771, d. 28 of 10 mo. 1819, m. 1794, Kebecca' 
Vail, b. 7 of 5 mo. 1778, daughter of David' and 
Phebe (Jackson) Vail [of Margaret' Laing, 
Elizabeth' Shotwell, John', Abraham']. (10.) 
Sarah, b. 27 of 11 mo. 1773, d. 1 of 7 mo. 1789. 
(11.) Anna, b. 13 of 3 mo. 1777, d. 12 of 7 mo. 
1845, m. 23 of 7 mo. 1794, Joseph Laing, b. 21 
of 2 mo. 1773, son of John and Susannah 
(Webster) Laing [of David*, Elizabeth' Shot- 
well, John-, Abraham']. (12.) Joseph, b. 17 of 
3 mo. 1779, d. 20 of 12 mo. 1854, m. 23 of 9 
mo. 1802, Amy King, b. 15 of 7 mo. 1784, d. 
26 of 4 mo. 1876, daughter of Nathan' and 
Sarah (Moore) King [of Joseph", Joseph']. 
(Child later). 

7. Svsannah', b. 15 of 6 mo. 1732, m. 22 of 6 
mo. 1750, Abraham Thorne, b. 14 of 1 mo. 
1728-9, son of Abraham and Mary' (Shotwell) 
Thorne [of Daniel', Abraham'], and had: (1.) 
William, b. 5 May 1751. (2.) Hugh, b. 16 

June 1753, m. 1780 ±, (3.) Elizabeth, b. 

12 June 1755. (4.) Abraham, b. 1 of 4 mo. 1757, 
d. 6 of 2 mo. or 3 mo. 1822, in Galien, N. Y., m. 
between 18 of 7 mo. and 15 of 8 mo. 1781, Eliz- 
abeth Smith, b. 7 of 6 mo. 1757, d. 25 of 5 mo. 
1833. (5.) John, b. 10 March 17-59, went to 
Nova Scotia at close of Revolutionary War. 
(6.) Mary, b. 20 Apr. 1762. (7.) Isaac, b. 24 
Nov. 1763. (8.) Rachel, b. 21 Sept. 1765. (9.) 
Webster, b. 6 Aug. 1767, d. young. (10.) Sus- 
annah (twin), b. 6 Aug. 1767. (11.) Jacob, b. 
15 Nov. 1 768. ( 12. ) Webster ( again ) , b. 8 of 10 
mo. 1770, removed from Lockport, N. Y., to 
Raisin Tp., Lenawee Co., Mich., and there d. at 
the house of Nathan and Sarah" (Shotwell) 
Chase ; m.' 27 of 6 mo. 1793, Elizabeth Martin, 
daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Burling) Mar- 
tin of New York ; m'. Ruth Mosher [of Joshua]. 
(13.) Sarah, b. 13 June 1773. 

8. Martha, b. 15 of 4 mo. 1734, m. 22 of 6 mo. 
1750, Joseph Marsh, b. 7 of 8 mo. 1730 [of Sam- 
uel and Mary]. 

9. M<ir)j\ b. 9 of 4 mo. 1736, m. 22 of 9 mo. 
1756, John Smith' Shotwell, son of John' and 
Elizabeth (Smith) Shotwell [of John', John^, 
Abraham']. (For children see family of John 
Smith' Shotwell, in Part IL) 

10. Sara]i\h. 22 of 5 mo. 1738, m. __ of 11 
mo. 1753, William Marsh, b. 1734, son of Samuel 
and Mary Marsh of Ash Swamp, N. J., and had: 
(1.) William, Jr., b. 12 of 8 mo. 1754, m. 1775 

(2.) Isaac, b. 16 of 4 mo. 1756. (3.) 

Mary, b. 23 of 2 mo. 1758. (4.) Samuel, b. 6 
of 4 mo. 1760. (5.) Ziporah, b. 11 of 2 mo. 
1762. (6.) Hugh, b. 16 of 10 mo. 1763. (7.) 
Sarah, b. 15 of 12 mo. 1764, m. 26 of 8 mo. 1784, 
Joseph Laing, son of David' and Mary (Thorn) 
Laing [of Elizabeth' Shotwell, John'', Abra- 
ham']. (8.) John, b. 9 of 3 mo. 1767, m. 26 of 

8 mo. 1790, Phebe Allen. (9.) James, b. 10 of 

9 mo. 1768, m. 24 of 5 mo. 1792, Margaret 
Elston, b. 6 of 12 mo. 1774, d. 21 of 3 mo. 1820, 

daughter of Samuel and Margaret. Her's is the 
first Elston [or Alston] name in the record of 
births of members of Rahway and Plainfield 
M. M. (10.) Mulford, b. 20 of 6 mo. 1771. 
(11.) Charles, b. 24 of 5 mo. 1773. (12.) Gid- 
eon, b. 28 of 3 mo. 1775. (13.) Elizabeth, b. 24 
of 8 mo. 1776. (14.) Rachel, b. 15 of 11 mo. 

11. Elizabeih', b. 8 of 2 mo. 1741, probably 
the Elizabeth Webster who m. between 17 of 5 
mo. and 21 of 6 mo. 1759 (as 1st wife), John 
Laing, supposed son of Samuel' and Elizabeth 
(Smith) Laing [of Wm'., John']. John Laing 
m. again before 16 Jan. 1765, to his former 
wife's 1st cousin, contrary to Friends' discipline, 
for which he was dealt with by the Monthly 
Meeting of Rahway and Plainfield, which meet- 
ing, on 20 of 12 mo. 1769, granted a certificate 
of membership to John Laing and wife and 
children, directed to Hardwick M. M. A sim- 
ilar certificate to the same or another John 
Laing and family was granted 18 of 4 mo. 1770. 
According to a record by John Laing of Cass 
City, Tuscola Co., Mich., " as he knew it to be 
from memory, with the part sent him as found 
in Edwin Schmock's library," we gather that 
John' Laiiuj, a native of Scotland and a Quaker, 
emigrated to New Jersey, married Hannah Web- 
ster of Plainfield and had 6 children, Eliza- 
beth, William, Samuel, John, Joseph and Elijah. 
But the tradition that this John Laing came 
from Scotland is distrusted. 

John' Webster, 1718-1800, of Plainfield, N. 
J. [of William^ William'], m. 1743-4, Anna 
Taylor 1726-1762 [of Thomas], and had: 

1. William, b. 15 of 9 mo. 1744, d. 2 of 3 
mo. 1763. 

2. Sarah\ b. 30 of 11 mo. 1746-7, m. 24 of 12 
mo. 1766 (as 1st wife), Isaac Thorn, b. 22 of 5 
mo. 1741, son of Abraham and Ann' (Laing) 
Thorn [of Elizabeth' Shotwell, John', Abra- 
ham'], and had: (1.) Anna, m. 

Saunders. (2.) Catharine, called Katy, m. 
Ballard. (3.) Margaret. 

3. Taylor', b. 18 of 11 mo. 1748-9, m . 

of 2 mo. 1769, Hannah Jackson. 'They with 
their minor children William, Phebe, Rebecca, 
Susannah and John became members of the 
Monthly Meeting at Westland, Pennsylvania, 
by certificate from Rahway and Plainfield M. 
M., dated 18 of 11 mo. 1790. 

4. John, Jr., b. 22 of 9 mo. 1750, m, 28 of 2 
mo. 1776, Christiana Vail, b. 10 of 12 mo. 1753, 
d. 1776, s. p. daughter of John jr., and Mary' 
(Laing) Vail [of Elizabeth^ Shotwell, John", 
Abraham' ]. 

5. Susannah, h. 22 of 4 mo. 1753, m. David 

6. Catharine', b. 23 of 6 mo. 1756, d. 18 of 1 
mo. 1836, m. 26 of 8 mo. 1772, Samuel Pound, 
b. 15 of 6 mo. 1745, d. 21 of 11 mo. 1826, son of 

Elijah' and Elizabeth ( ) Pound [of 

John-, John']. (Children elsewhere recorded.) 



7. Hugh', Jr., b. 27 of 7 mo. 1758, d. 19 of 3 
mo. 1834, at Norwich, C. W., m. 29 May 1781, 
Sarah Moore, b. 31 of 8 mo. 1764, d. 14 of 8 mo. 
1842, daughter of Samuel' and Rachel (Stone) 
Moore [of SamueP, John-, Samuel',] and had: 
(1.) Anna, b. 5 of 6 mo. 1783, d. 18 of 3 mo. 
1875, m. 24 of 6 mo. 1801, Nathan Vail, b. 3 of 
5 mo. 1777, d. 4 of 5 mo. 1S57, son of John' and 
Catharine (Fitz Randolph) Vail [of Margaret' 
Laing, Elizabeth' Shotwell, John', Abraham'.] 
(2.) Rachel, b. 13 of 12 mo. 1784, d. 19 of 9 mo. 

1805, m. 23 of 6 mo 1803, John A. Vail, b. 

of 2 mo. 1777, d. 28 of 6 mo. 1832, son of Abra- 
ham" and Margaret (Fitz Randolph) Vail [of 
Margaret* Laing, Elizabeth' ShotWell, John-, 
Abraham']. (3.) Catharine, b. 17 of 4 mo. 
1786, d. 10 of 11 mo: 1832, m. James Beach. 
(4.) Edward b. 14 of 12 mo. 1787, d. 14 of 7 mo. 
1817.- (5.) Crowel, b 4 of 9 mo. 1789, d. 2 of 
11 mo. 1867, m. Margaret Vail, b. 18 of 1 mo. 
1791, d. 15 of 5 mo. 1861, daughter of David' 
and Phebe (Jackson) Vail [of Margaret* Laing, 
Elizabeth" Shotwell, John', Abraham'). (6.) 
Phebe, b. 16 of 4 mo. 1791, m. Thomas Sack- 
fiaer. (7.) Samuel, b. 7 of 2 mo. 1793, d. 7 of 3 
mo. 1795. (8.LSarah M., b. 31 of 7 mo. 1794, 
d. 1823, m. (as 1st wife) Jonathan" Harned, Jr., 
b. 10 of 10 mo. 1791, son of Jonathan and 
Sarah' (Laing) Harned [of Jacob' Laing, 
Elizabeth' Shotwell, John', Abraham']. (9.) 
Susan L., b. 27 of 3 mo. 1796, d. 2 of 4 mo. 1866, 
m'. Stephen' Vail, b. 16 of 3 mo. 1794, d 18 of 1 
mo. 1871, son of Samuel" and Prudence (Vail) 
Vail [of Stephen', Jr., Ester* Smith, Sarah'' 
Shotwell, John-, Abraham']. (10.) John, b. 6 
of 3 mo. 1798, d. 7 of 9 mo. 1813. (fl.). Hugh, 
D., b. 25 of 1 mo. 1800, d. 2 of 2 mo. 1880, m. 
17 of 1 mo. 1823, Lydia C. Cornell, b. 22 of 6 
mo. 1805, d. 1892 ± [of Joshua and Rebecca]. 
(12.) William T., b. IS of 10 mo. 1801, d. 31 of 
3 mo. 1867, m. 10 Sept. 1827, Mary Stover b. 15 
Feb. 1807, d. 1876, daughter of Michael and 

Polly ( ) Stover [of Adam]. (13.) Emma,b. 

14 of 8 mo. 1803, dwelt Norwich. Ont., and there 

d. 1892 + ,m. 17 of 1 mo. 1827, John Stover, 

b. 3 of 2 mo., 1800, d. 15 of 10 mo. 1858 [of Ad- 
am', Jr., of Norwich, Adam", native of Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., Jacob' Staufer, a native of Germany]. 
To her and to the widow of her brother Hugh 
D., we are indebted for valuable data. (14.) 
Lindley Moore, b. 11 of 9 mo. 1805, d. 29 of 11 
mo. 1878, m. 1852 Sarah (Goodfellow) Welch 
[widow of James Welch]. 

8. Anna', b. 16 of 9 mo. 1760, d. 20 of 2 mo. 
1822, suddenly in Plainfield meeting-house, after 
having preached for about one hour; m. Jacob 
Fitz Randolph, who d. aged 86+ [of Isaac], and 
had : (1.) Sarah, b. 1782, d. 14 of 9 mo. 1815, 
m. 24 of 5 mo. 1798, Nathan' Shotwell. b. 1768, 
son of Jacob* and Katharine (Tilton) Shotwell 
[of John', John-, Abraham']. (2.) Susan, m. 
Joseph D. Everingham. (3.) Elizabeth, m. 22 
of 3 mo. 1804, Joseph Dobson Shotwell, son of 

Henry' and Sarah (Dobson) Shotwell [of Jo- 
seph*, John', John", Abraham']. (4.) John, d. 
at Richmond, Staten Island, was a physician, m. 

(5.) Hugh, m. Sarah Armstrong. (6.) 

Jacob, m. (7.) Samuel, b. 1798 ±, m. >/'' 

Sarah Runyon. (8.) Isaac, m. 


Robert' Carr, 1614-1681, of Newport, R. I., 
tailor, embarked in ship Elizabeth and Ann at 
London in 1635, aged 21, bringing with him his 
younger brother Caleb; was admitted an inhab- 
itant at Portsmouth 21 Feb. 1639, and a freeman 
at Newport 16 Mar. 1641. On 26 Oct. 1670, 
he and five others were appointed to make a rate 
for Conanicut Island, and on 30 Jan. 1671, he 
was allowed €9 for several public services there- 
tofore done by him and his sloop and hands. 
On 11 June 1677, the Assembly met at his house 
at 8 o'clock in the morning. His will of 20 Apr. 
1681, proved 4 Oct. 1681, names as executors 

his wife and sons Caleb and Robert, 

declares his intention of starting on a voyage to 
New York and New Jersey, and mentions chil- 
dren Caleb, Elizabeth, Mary, Robert, Esek and 
Margaret, to the last of whom he bequeaths all 
his sheep at Jamestown and proceeds of the sale 
of horseflesh, except a colt given to his son 

1. Caleir Carr [of Robert], to whom the 
father had given all his lands at Jamestown, 
died in 1690 leaving a will, proved Mar. 3, 1690 ; 
he m. Phillip (Ireene, b. 7 Oct. 16.-)S, d. 1690+, 
daughter of John' and Ann (Almy) Greene [of 
John' of Warwick], and had : (1.)' Robert, b. 
2 July 1678. (2.) Caleb, b. 21 Mar. 1679. (3.) 
William, b. 16 Oct. 1681. (4.) Robert again. 
(5.) Job. (6.) Mary. (7.) Phillip, b.'8 Dec. 

2. Elizabeth-, d. 1683+, m. James Brown, d. 
1683, son of Chad and Elizabeth, and had : (1.) 
John, b. 167L (2.) James. (3.) Esek, b. 8 
Mar. 1679. 

3. Many, m'. John Hicks, m', Ralph Earle, 
1660-1757, son of William and Mary (Walker) 
Earle, and had: (1.) Robert. (2.) Abigail. 
The will of Mary's father gave to John Hicks 
and his children by Mary ' £20. 

4. Robert, of Newport, R. L, merchant, d.l704, 
his will of 8 July, 1703, being proved 5 Feb. 
1704. He m. Elizabeth Lawton, who d. 1724, 
daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hazard) 

5. Esclr, d. 1744, of Little Compton, R. I., 

m. Susanna and had: (1.) Mary, 

b. 14 July 1685, m. John Brownell. (2) Sarah, 

b. 19 Mar. 1689, m Thurston. (3.) 

Elizabeth, b. 29 July, 1691, m. Samuel Wilbur. 
(4.) Esek, b. 23 Aug. 1693, d. before date of 
father's will of 16 May 1739; m. 

(5.) Anna, b. 28 Feb. 1696, m. Jonathan 
Wood. (6.) Martha, b. 29 May 1698. (7.) 



Susanna, b. 20 Sept. 1700, m. ThomaB Wilbur. 

(8.) Margaret, b. 16 Jan. 1703, m. 

Dosson. (9.) Robert, b. 24 Feb. 1706, executor 
of his father's will. (10. ) Thankful, b. 27 Apr. 
1709, m. William Lake. For further particulars 
concerning the foregoing children of Robert' 
Carr, the reader is referred to J. O. Austin's 
Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. 

6. Margaret, m. 27 of 9 mo. [Nov.] 1670, 
Richard Hartshorne, an eminent Friend or 
Quaker of Middletown, Monmouth Co., N. J., 
b. at Halhearne, Leicestershire, Eng., 24 Oct. 
1641 , came to New Jersey, certainly as early as 
1669, settled in the township of Middletown, 
Monmouth Co., N. J., at the Navisink Hills, 

Sandy Hook now Portland, and there d. 

of 3 mo. [May] 1722, son of William, of Hal- 
hern, Eng. He was High Sheriff of Monmouth 
Co. and Speaker of the Colonial Assembly. 
George Fox when in this country in 1672 
visited him and mentions him in his Journal. 

From Barber and Howe's Historical Collec- 
tions of New Jersey, ( 1845 p. 354) we take the 
following: " Richard Hartshorne, an English 
Friend or Quaker, emigrated to this [Mon- 
mouth] county in May 1666, and settled about 
that time on the Navisink river. This was among 
the first, if not the first permanent settlement 
made in Middletown. His place, called Port- 
land Point, now [1845] remains in the posses- 
sion of his descendants. 'About this time, this 
part of the county was a great resort for 
industrious and reputable farmers. Many of 
the English inhabitants were from the west end 
of Long Island, and by degrees extended their 
settlements to Freehold and vicinity. Some 
Dutch and Scotch, also, early settled in the 
township. In 1682 Middletown was supposed 
to consist of 100 familes; several thousand acres 
were allotted for the town, and many thousands 
for the out plantations. John Bowne, Richard 
Hartshorne, and Nicholas Davis, had each well 
improved settlements here; and a court was 
held twice or thrice a year for Middletown, 
Piscataway, and their jurisdictions.' " 

The same authors state that " This township 
was incorporated in 1798," and that its greatest 
length was fifteen miles, breadth 10 miles, and 
that it was bounded, N. by Raritan and Sandy 
Hook bays, E. by the Atlantic Ocean and 
Shrewsbury, S. by Shrewsbury and W. by Free- 
hold and South Amboy, Middlesex Co. " Its 
surface is the most uneven of any in the county, 
and the highlands of Navisink are in the eastern 
part." The village of Middletown is in a fertile 
country, near the heart of the township, 16 m. 
N. E. of Freehold, and 45 m. from Trenton." 
The village of Middletown Point, is upon a 
narrow point of land formed by two branches of 
the Matteawan creek, 3 m. from Raritan bay, 
and 12 from Freehold. It was early settled by 
Scotch, and called New Aberdeen." 



Keyport is situated on Raritan bay, about 2 
miles from Middletown Point, and 22 from New 
York. There is from the village a splendid 
view of the bay, Staten Island, the Narrows, 
Sandy Hook, and the ocean. It was laid out 
about the year 1830 by a company who sold 
building lots. The noted highlands of Navisink 
extend along Sandy Hook bay for nearly five 
miles. The range is about 300 feet in height 
and comes boldly down to near the waters edge. 
On Beacon hill, near the southern terminus 
were erected the " Highland Lighthouses " dur- 
ing the administration of Jno. Q. Adams. 

Richabd' Hartshorne, 1641-1722, of Middle- 
town, Monmouth Co., N. J. [of William of 
Halhern in Leicestershire, Eng.], m. 1670, 
Margaret' Carr [of Robert' of Newport, R. I.] 
and had: 

1. Hugh, b. 15 of 3 mo. [May] 1673, d. 

2. Mary, b. 14 of 6 mo. 1676, m Clayton. 

3. William, b. 22 of 11 mo. [Jan.] 1678-9, 
m'. Catharine Bowne; m". Helena Willets; ml 
Elizabeth Lawrence. 

4. Catharine, b. 2 of 3 mo. [May] 1682; d. 
13 of 8 mo. 1759, m. Edward Fitz Randolph, 
who d. 23 of 2 mo. 1760, son of Nathaniel" and 
Mary (Holley) Fitz Randolph of Woodbridge, 
N. J. [of Edward']. 

5. Hiujh, again, b. 2 of 4 mo. [June] 1685, 
m. J- Tilton. 

6. Sarah\ b. 3 of 5 mo. [July] 1687, m. 
Thomas Taylor or Tailor, and had certainly a 
daughter Anna, who m. with the approval of I 
Woodbridge (N. J.), M. M. of Friends 24 of 11 ' 
mo. [Jan.] O. S., 1743-4, John Webster of 
Woodbridge, N. J., b. 1718, son of William, Jr., 
and Susanna (Cowperthwait) Webster [of 

7. Mercy, b. 12 of 3 mo. [May] 1693, m. 
William Lawrence]. 


Joseph' King, Sb., b. 1683, d. 10 of 12 mo. 
1761, in the 78 year of his age, was a member of 
Kingwood Monthly Meeting in Hunterdon Co., 

N. J.,m. and h&A. Joscpir, Jr., who m. 

Mary and had 6 daughters and 2 sons, 

namely: (1.) Mary, m. 8 of 4 mo. 1756, 
David Marsh. (2.) Mercy, m. 12 of 2 mo. 1761, 
John Stevenson. (3.) Nathan, b. 3 of 5 mo. 
[July] 1750, was a teacher in Plainfield after- 
ward a miller there and elsewhere; removed 
after m. from Amwell to Plainfield and thence 
to Milton within the present limits of the city 
of Railway, and there d. 15 of 9 mo. 1825, m. at 
a meeting of Friends appointed for that pur- 
pose and held in a new barn erected by the 
bride's father in Amwell, Hunterdon, Co., N. J., 
19 of 3 mo. 1771, Sarah' Moore, b. 15 of 5 mo. 
17.52, d. 18 of 12 mo. 1825, daughter of Joseph* j 

930 West Front St., Plainfield, N. J. 
of Harvey S.6 and Susan (Van Winkle Moore, of New Jersey, and 
luel' and Elizabeth L. (Shotwell) Moore,— the former a Descendant of 

Id Rachel 'Stone) Moore, Samuel' and Mary { ) Moore, John' ai 

(Robins Moore, Samuel' and Mary (llsley) Moore, all of Woodbridge 

ship, Middlesex Co., N. J., and the latter a daughter of William * 

Elizabeth (Moores) Shotwell. of Brioktown (Rahway), N. J., lof Bei 

and Ame (Hallett Shotwell, John^ and Mary Thome) Shotwell, 

John^ and Elizabeth (Burton) Shotwell, Abraham' 

Shotwell, all of Essex now Union Co., N. J.l 



and Christiana (Bishop) Moore of Amwell, N. 
J. [of SamueP, John", Samuel'] ; they were 
buried in the Friends ground in Lower Rahway, 
whence many graves have been removed to 
Hazlewood cemetery near the site of the Mar- 
maduke Hunt homestead, a short distance out- 
side the city. They and their children, Ann, 
John, Joseph, Amy, Asher and Christian became 
members of the Friends Meeting at Bucking- 
ham, Pa., by certificate from Kahway and Plain- 
field M. M., dated 21 of 5 mo. 1795. (4.) Jane. 
(5.) Anna. (6.) Hannah. (7.) George, b. 21 
of 10 mo. [ Dec. ] 1743. ( 8. ) Alice Mans. 

Nathan' King, 1750-1825 of Amwell, and 
Milton (now Rahway), N. J., m. 1771, Sarah' 
Moore, 1752-1825 and had: 
/ 1. Mary\ b. 11 of 1 mo. 1772, d. before 1839, 

^.. m. 25 of 7 mo. 1793, John Fitz Randolph, who d. 

JO 18'Si± [of James*, Edward', Edward', Edward'], 
and had: (1.) Amelia, d. urm. (2.) Joseph, 
d. unm. (3.) Sidney, m. Orlando Wilcox. (4.) 
James, d. 1888 ±, m. Elizabeth Pound, daughter 
of Samuel' and Susannah (Webster) Pound [of 
Zachariah', Elijah', John", John']. (5.) Han- 
nah, m. James D. Merritt or Merret, of Pur- 
chase, N. Y. (6.) Harriet, m. Erastus Denison. 
(7.) Edmund, d. unm. (8.) Sarah, m. Daniel 
Westcott or Wescot. 

2. Ann\ b. 21 of 10 mo. 1773, d. 21 of 12 mo. 
1820, m. George D. Clark, b. 5 of 5 mo. 1774, d. 
26 of 11 mo. 1812, and had: (1.) Edwin, b. 30 
Jan. 1799. (2.) Eliza, b. 19 May 1801, d. unm. 
(3.) William, b. 17 Dec. 1804. (4.) Joseph 
W., b. 7. Dec. 1806. (5.) Almira, b. 30 Sept. 
1809, d. 8 July 1853, m. 22 Apr. 1829, Robert 
J. Street, b. 23 July 1805, dw. (1889), Adrian, 
Mich., only ^on of Alfred and Ann (Johnson) 
Street, of New York. 

3. Sarah', b. 28 of 3 mo. 1776, d. 4 of 7 mo. 
1863, m. 24 of 4 mo. 1794, Hugh Pound, b. 3 of 
6 mo. 1773, d. 17 of 10 mo. 1852, son of Samuel* 
and Catharine (Webster) Pound of Piscataway, 
N. J. [of Elijah', John', John']. For records 
of her father's family and her own (elsewhere 
presented), we are largely indebted to her old 

I family bible, published in Edinburgh in the 
year 1807, and now in the possession of her 
granddaughter Huldah A. (Comstock) Rams- 
dell at Fairport, N. Y.; it is printed on linen 
paper and in the old style of type having the 
form of the s resembling the f. This family, 
with many of the ante-bellum Friends, would 
use nothing made of cotton produced by slave 
labor. They often paid exorbitant prices to 
i obtain free cotton, as they also did for free 
' sugar. They were practical philanthropists and 
j had the courage to live up to their convictions. 
I 4. Elizabeth, b. 18 of 3 mo. 1778. 

5. John', b 21 of 10 mo. 1779, m'. Joann 

Blanchard; m'. Ann and had: (1.) 

Sarah Ann, dw. Newark, N. J., m. William 

Phillips. (2.) Asher, m. Ann or Joanna 


6. Joseph', b. 3 of 2 mo. 1782, in Amwell, N. 
J., owned a farm in Woodbridge township about 
\\ miles from Milton and lying between the farm 
of his father-in-law, Thomas Laing, and that of 
James Hunt at the head of " Duky's Lane " so 
called. This upon the death of his brother, 
Asher, in 1820, he exchanged with his father's 
co-partner, Henry Shotwell, for the latter's half 
interest in the Milton mill, which with his 
father he continued to carry on during the 
father's life time, and which he managed until 
about the year 1831, when he exchanged the 
mill with Thomas Salter of Elizabethtown, for 
land in Morrow Co., Ohio. Joseph with his 
family removed to Granville, Ohio, about 6 miles 
from Newark. He was, for many years, a hat 
and shoe dealer in company with his son 
Nathan in Newark, O., and occupied much of 
his time as a scrivener, and there d. 31 of 3 mo. 
1859. He and his family became members of 
the Friends Meeting at Alum Creek, O., by cer- 
tificate from Rahway and Plainfield M. M., 
(Hicksite) dated 20 of 6 mo. 1838, including 
wife Catharine and 3 minor children, Hugh, 
Anna, and Joseph; also his older son William L. 

Joseph* m. 24 of 1 mo. 1805, Catherine" Laing, 
b. 6 of 10 mo. 1787, d. 25 of 4 mo. 1841, daugh- 
ter of Thomas'' and Martha (Webster) Laing, 
[of Isaac*, Elizabeth' Shotwell, John", Abra- 
ham'], and had: (1.) Julia C, b. 20 of 6 mo. 
1806, d. 5 of 2 mo. 1878, m. 16 of 9 mo. 1830, 
Samuel Fisher Voorhies, b. 2 of 3 mo. 1805, d. 
14 of 4 mo. 1880, son of Cornelius and Elizabeth 
Voorhies, of Rahway, N. J. (2.) Thomas L., b. 
6 of 4 mo. 1808. (Sketch and family later.) '2:^.'' 

(3.) Nathan, b. 23 of 12 mo. 1810, d. 

1882, m'. Adeline Granger, who d. 17 of 9 mo. 

1860; m' (4.) Martha L., b. 21 

of 3 mo. 1813, m. 3 of 8 mo. 1837, James Knight. 
(5.) Sarah K., b. 7 of 11 mo. 1814, d. 25 of 5 
mo. 1809, m. 21 of 3 mo. 1833, J. Madison 
Houghton, who d. 9 of 7 mo. 1870. (6.) Will- 
iam L., b. 14 of 10 mo. 1816, d. 14 of 10 mo. 
1885, m. 14 of 10. mo. 1841, Caroline Purdy. 
(7.) Hugh L., b. 26 of 2 mo. 1819, d. 6 of 1 mo. 
1873, m'. 19 of 5 mo. 1848, Catharine Brock, 
who d. 15 of 12 mo. 1860; m'. 5 6i 11 mo. 1862, 
Amelia Voorhies. (8.) Anna, b. 2 of 8 mo. 
1821, d. 7 of 6 mo. 1844, m. 13 of 12 mo. 1842, 
Abner W. Dennis. (9.) Joseph, b. 2 of 5 mo. 
1825, d. 17 of 12 mo. 1867, m. 1 of 9 mo. 1846, 
Eliza J. Hickrott. (10.)- Asher, b. 31 of 8 mo. 
1831, d. of 6 mo. 1833. . / 

7. Amy', b. 15 of 7 mo. 1784, d. 26 of 4 mo. 1876, ^^ 
m. 23 of y mo. 1802, Joseph' Webster, b. 17 of 
3 mo. 1779, d. 20 of 12 mo. 1854, son of Hugh' 
and Sarah (Marsh) Webster [of William", 
William'], and had: Nathan, b. 20 of 9 mo. I80;i, 
d. 17 of 11 mo. 1827, m. 21 of 1 mo. 1824. Cath- 
arine Vail, b. 1 of 9 mo. 1806, d. 29 of 3 mo. 
1825, daughter of Nathan and Anna (Webster) 
Vail [of John", Margaret' Laing, Elizabeth' 



Shotwell, John', Abraham']. To their daughter 
Catharine R. of Plainfield, N. J., b. 6 of 3 mo. 
1825, we are indebted for valuable data. 

8. Asher, h. 15 of 6 mo. 1787, d. 6 of 12 mo. 
1820, unm. 

9. Christianna, b. 30 of 4 mo. 1789, m. as 2nd 
wife) Jonathan Earned, b. 10 of 10 mo. 1791, 
d. at Adrian, Mich., eon of Jonathan and Sarah 
(Laing) Earned [of JacoV Laing, Elizabeth' 
Shotwell, John-, Abraham']. 

10. Nathav, Jr., b. 6 of 6 mo. 1797, d. young, 
Thos. L. King, b 6 of 4 mo. 1808, in Wood- 
bridge tp., Middlesex Co., near Rahway, N. J.; 
became member of Friends Meeting at Cherry 
St., Phila., by certificate from R. & P. M. M., 
dated 18 of 6 mo. 1828; was a hatter at Newark, 
Ohio; afterward dw. at Locus Farm in Spring- 
dale tp., Hamilton Co., O., whence in 1870, 
he removed with his family to 223, 8th ave., 
Topeka, Kensas, and there d. 10 of 10 mo. 
1894; buried at Spring Grove, Cincinnati, O. 
He revisited New England and his native 
state in summer of 1887. 

He married' in Cincinnati, O., 14 of 8 mo. 

1838. Ann Maria Harkness, b. 22 of 2 mo. 
1820, d. Cincinnati, O., 21 of 8 mo. 1860. 
He married- in Cincinnati, O., 3 June 1863, 
Alice Gray, b. 18 of 8 mo. 1847, at Lawrence- 
burgh, Dearborne Co., Ind., dw. 223 8th ave., 
Topeka, Kansas, daughter of John and Rebecca 
(Livingston) Gray of Lawrenceburgh, Ind., 
the former a native of Scotland, and the latter, 
a daughter of John and Rebecca (Allen) 
Livingston, the former of these a grandson of 
Philip Livingston, one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence, and the latter 
niece of Ethan and Ira Allen of Vermont, of 
revolutionary fame. The Livingstons were of 
Scotch ancestry. 

Thos. L^ King, 1808-1894 [of Joseph*, 
Nathan', Joseph", Joseph'], m'. 1838, Ann 
Maria Harkness, 1820-1860, and had: (1.) 
Mary Catharine, called Kate, b. 21 of 6 mo. 

1839, in Cincinnati, O., dw. Sandiego, Cal.; 
m. in Cincinnati, O., 7 of 12 mo. 1859, Daniel 
Woodmansee. (2.) Louisa Harkness, b. 21 of 
3 mo. 1841, in Cincinnati, O.; dw. Locus 
Farm, Springdale tp., Hamilton Co., O.; m. in 
Cincinnati, O., 6 of 5 mo. 1863, Chester M. 
Poor. (3.) Alice Maria, b. 12 of 6 mo. 1843; 
dw. Kansas City, Mo., m. J. K. Lemon. (4.) 
Anthony Harkness, b. 9 of 12 mo. 1845, in 

Cincinnati, 0.; dw. Kansas City, Mo.; is a 
farmer, and in politics a R. (5.) Joseph 
Edward, b. 24 of 3 mo. 1848, Cincinnati, O.: 
d. at Wilmington, N. C, 6 Mar. 1865. (6.) 
Chas. Gano, b. 24 of 9 mo. 1852, at Locus 
Farm, Springdale, O.; d. in New York City, 
12 Mar. 1893, leaving a wife and one 
daughter. (7.) William Oren, b. 5 of 3 mo. 
1855, Locus Farm, O., dw. Indianapolis, Ind.; 

m. (8.) Thos. L., b. 17 of 9 mo. 

1857, Locus Farm, O., and there d. 17 of 8 

mo. 1859. (9.) Anna Maria, b. 13 of 8 mo. 
1860, Locus Farm, O., dw. Indianapolis, Ind., 
m. Chas. Lemon. 

Thos. U. King, 1808-1894, of Topeka, Kan., 
formerly of Hamilton Co., O., m'. 1863, Alice 
Gray, b. 1847., and had: (10.) Thos. L., b. 
22 Apr. 1864, at Locus Farm, O., and there 
d. 14 June, 1864. (11.) Frank Sewall Living- 
ston King, b. 29 June, 1866, Locus Farm, O.; 
dw. City of Mexico; occupation, assayer; in 
politics a Republican, in religion an Episcopalian; 
unm. 1895. (12.) Thos. Laing King, Jr., b. 8 
May 1872, at Topeka, Kan.; attended the 
military academy at Chester, Pa., for 3 years, 
studied civil engineering; is Rock Island 
ticket agent at Atchinson, Kans.; is a Republican 
and Episcopalian, unm. 1895. 


Samuel' Moore called Moores in Savage's 
Genealogical Dictionary, removed from New- • 
bury, Mass., to Middlesex Co., N. J., about 
1666, certainly soon after the session of the 
Province of New Jersey by the Duke of York 
to John Lord Berkly and Sir George Carteret 
in the year 1664. Locating at Woodbridge he 
filed surveys for a number of tracts of land 
in Woodbridge and Piscataway townships; and 
on the 27 Dec. 1667, a patent was issued to 
him for 70 acres of land, at a yearly rental 
of half-penny sterling per acre. This 70 acre 
lot is situated in the lower end of what is 
now called Lower Rahway; and part of the 
old tract remained in the family until the 
latter part of the 19th century. His house 
lot at Woodbridge contained sixteen acres of 

Samuel' Moore and Robert Dennis were chosen 
delegates to represent the town of Woodbridge 
in the 2nd General Assembly of the Province 
of East Jersey which convened at Elizabeth- 
town 3rd Nov. 1668, Phillip Carteret being 
Governor. At that session, the Legislature 
passed an act imposing a tax of £12 sterling on 
the 6 towns then composing the province, namely 
Elizabeth, Newark, Woodbridge, Middletown, 
Shrewsbury, and Bergen, 40 shillings on each 
town, for defraying the public charges. 

" By a law passed in May of the same year, 
the taxes were to be paid in winter wheat at 
five shillings per bushel; summer wheat at four 
shillings & six pence; Indian corn at three shil- 
lings; rye & barley at four shillings; beef at 
two pence & half penny per pound; & pork at 
three pence and half penny; to be paid into the 
hands & custody of Jacob MoUins of Elizabeth- 

Samuel Moore was appointed Treasurer of 
the Province of E. Jersey, 4 Dec. 1675 and 
reappointed in 1678, his compensation being 
nine pence per pound; in 1682 he was ordained 
by an act of the Legislature one of the Com- 



missioners for laying out highways, bridges, 
landings and ferries in the county of Middlesex. 

At the first division of the public land of 
Woodbridge among the freeholders, about 1670 
he received a double portion, 356 acres, his 
brother Matthew receiving but 177 acres. His 
fellow townsmen elected him to various posi- 
tions of trust, as follows: Assistant justice of 
the township court, 1669-71, 1675 and 1681; 
President of the court 1672-74; Marshal 1676; 
Clerk of the court 1676-87, Overseer of the high- 
way 1669-70; Eate-maker [Assessor] most of the 
time from 1672 to 1687: Rate-gatherer 1675-79, 
and 1683, Overseer of the poor 1682; Deputy in 
the General Assembly 1669, 1670, 1683, and 
1688; Lieutenant of the military 1675. During 
the year 1683 he held the offices of high sheriff 
of Middlesex Co., Deputy to the Assembly; Mes- 
senger of the House of Deputies, Town clerk of 
Woodbridge and Tax collector for the township. 
And in June of that year, according to the 
Woodbridge town meeting records, he was " by 
a unanimous Vote Made Choice of to keep ordin- 
ary [an inn] for this towne, and whilst Eum is to 
Be had from the Merchant at three Shillings 
or two Shillings and six pence for Gallon, he is 
to afford it for Money at three pence for gill, 
Six pence the half pint, and Eighteen pence the 
Quart; if he gives more then to Raise the price." 
Dally states that this first tavern set up in Wood- 
bridge, probably occupied the site upon which 
Dr. Samuel E. Freeman's drug store now stands, 
[1873], this being the spot assigned for his resi- 
dence in the record and by tradition. The same 
historian justly remarks that, he appears to 
have been a capable, faithful, and honest servant 
of the township and Province, and as such will 
ever be held in honor. 

Samuel' Moore, second Town Clerk of Wood- 
bridge N. J., 1669-88, died there 27 May 1688, 
he m'. in New England, 3 May 1653, Hannah 
Plummer, who d. 8 Dec. 1654; m". in Newbury, 
Mass., 12 Dec. 1656, Mary Ilsley, b. 1638±,d. 
about June 1678 ( after birth of twins ), 
daughter of William and Barbara Ilsley of New- 
bury; m". 23 Dec. 1678, Ann Jaques or Jaquish. 

His father-in-law. Will in m Ilsley, b. 1608, 
came from South Ampton, Eng., in the Confi- 
dence in Apr. 1638, aged 26 years, occupation 
shoemaker, with wife Barbara aged 20. He 
served Philip Davis, 12 years; d. at Newbury, 
Mass., 22 or 23 July 1681 (Coffin says aged 73 ) 
His will of 26 Feb. 1679 mentions his wife Bar- 
bara, 3 sons and 2 daughters. William and 
Barbara^had: (1.) Mary, 1638±-1678, m. 12 
Dec. 1656 (as 2nd wife), Samuel' Moore or 
Moores, of Newbury, sketched above, with whom 
she removed to Woodbridge, N. J., about 1666. 
(Children later). (2.) John, b. 14 Sept. 1641. 
(3.) Elisha, d. 16 Jan. 1691, m. 14 March 1668, 
Hannah Poor [of John]. (4.) William, b. 23 
Feb. 1648, was great grandfather of Capt. Isaac 
Ilsley, a man of distinction in Maine in the 18th 

century. (5.) Joseph, b. 30 Oct. 1649, d. 15 
Oct. 1704, _m. 1 Mar. 1682, Sarah Little. (6.) 
Isaac, b. 23 June 1652, a soldier in Appleton's 
company, wounded in the great Narragansett 
fight, 19 Dec. 1675; m. Abigail Plummer [of 
Joseph]. (7.) Sarah, b. 8 Aug. 1655, m. 21 
July 1673, Samuel Hale. 

Samuel' Moore, of Woodbridge, N. J., d. 
1688, by 2d wife Mary, nee Ilsley, 1638 + -1678 
[of William], after removal to New Jersey, had: 
(L) Elizabeth, b. 20 July 1668. (2.) Samuel, 
b. 31 March 1670; either he or a younger Sam- 
uel was one of the three freeholders of Wood- 
bridge, who at the town meeting of 19 June 
1749 were added to a standing committee, 
appointed 20 Apr. 1744 to hear complaints and 
correct mistakes growing out of the division of 
the public lands of the township. He m', 29 
Oct. 1693, Sarah Higgins; m'. 2 June 1718, 
Mary Harrison. (3.) Thomas, b. 26 July 1672, 
m. 25 Dec. 1699, Mary White. (4.) John, b. 
in Woodbridge, N. J., May ye 20th 1674, m' by 
John Bishop, justice in Woodbridge, 18 March 
1699, Hope Robinds, b. Woodbridge, N. J., 10 

Dec. 1681, daughter of Daniel and Hope ( 

) Robinds of Woodbridge, N. J.; m". 

by John Bishop, justice, in Woodbridge, Nov. 
ye 21st, 1717, Mary Oliver. (Children later.) ~^ 
Dally states that about 1714-16, "John Kinsey 
and John Moore were chosen pursuant to an 
act of the General Assembly to consult and 
cooperate with the justices in respect to the 
building of a 'gaol' and a court-house." It is 
said that the father's land in lower Rahway 
descended to his sou Matthew [John] and from 
Matthew [John] to Samuel 2d, and from him 
to Edward of Rahway, brother to our Joseph. 
The mansion house and a part of the land was 
owned and occupied in 1863 by Hannah, widow 
of Edward's son Isaac Moore. (5.) Enoch, b. 3 
June 1678. (6.) Frances (twin), b. 3 June 
1678. By 3d wife Ann nee Jaquish, Samuel' 
had^(7.) Sarah, b. 16 Sept. 1681, d. ., Jan. 
1687-8, a little more than 4 months prior to her 
father's death. There may have been older 
children born in New England prior to 1667. 

John-' Moore, of Woodbridis;e township, Mid- 
dlesex Co., N. J., b. 1674 [of Samuel'] m'. 1699, 
Hope Robinds [of Daniel], and had: (1.) John, 
b. 3 Dec. 1700, in ye town of Freehold, N. J. 
(2.) Joseph, b. 5 Oct. 170-3. (3.) Benjamin, b. 
10 Oct. 1705 in Elizabethtown, N, J. His name 
in the miriutes of Woodbridge Monthly Meeting 
of Friends, is first met with in connection with v 
his declaration of intention of marriage with /•• 
Elizabeth'Shotwell, 15 of 12 mo. O. S. 1727-8, 
m. between 21 of 1 mo. and 18 of 2 mo. 1728, 
Elizabeth Shotwell, who d. 31 of 9 mo. (Nov.) 

1750, daughter of DanieP and Elizabeth ( ) 

Shotwell of Staten Island [of Abraham']. (4.) 
Enoch, b. 7 of 10 mo. (Dec.) 1707, d. 18 of 10 ' 
mo. 1755, m. -. of 6 mo. 1735, Grace Brother- 
ton, b. 2 of 6 mo. 1719, daughter of Henry and 


Ann' (Shotwell) Brotherton [of Daniel', Abra- 
ham']. (5.) Samuel, b. April ye 4, 1709, prob- 
ably in Woodbridge township, was a carpenter, 
afterward a merchant in lower Eahway ; d. about 
1751. His will of 3 May 1750, gives his age as 
40, and his occupation as Merchant, appoints 
as executors his wife Mary and his brother 
Enoch, and names his five sons, Joseph, Edward, 
Isaac, John and Samuel. He m. 1729 ± Mary 

, who d. 17 of 5 mo. 1811, aged 97 

years, 9 months and 14 days; i. e., b. albout 3 
Aug. 1713, buried in the Friends new burying 
ground at Eahway. (Children later.) (6.) 
Daniel, b. 24 Aug. 1711. (7.) Kachel. 

John' Moore, b. 1674, m'. 1717 Mary Oliver, 
and had: (8.) Mary, b. 17 Jan. 1718-19. (9.) 
William, b. 30 Aug. 1720. (10.) Hannah, b. 31 
Mar. 1722. (11.) John, b. 13 May 1725. (12.) 
Deborah, b. 28 Mar. 1727. (13.) Sarah, b. 6 
Dec. 1728. 

After the death of SamueF Moore, about 1751 
[of John", Samuel'], his widow, Mary who is 

believed to have come from Holland, m^ 

Elston or Alston, and after his death, she 

m^ Hays, who absconded with part 

of her property. She was laterally known as 
Granny Hays. On 3 Aug. 1804, a chart was 
made out by her grandson Edward Moore II, 
by which it appears she had then living 4 chil- 
dren, 34 grand children, 98 great grandchildren 
and 17 great great grandchildren. In the latter 
part of her life time she was blind, and was 
much pleased when any of her descendants came 
to see her. She is said to have given birth to 
13 children, 5 of whom had offspring. In the 
summer of 1888 the compiler of this volume 
met several persons who remembered having 
seen this, his great grandmother's great grand- 
mother, and examined a chart of the given 
names of her posterity born before her death, 
which was drawn by her great grandson Clay- 
ton Moore, at Bridgetown, 26 July 1818, for his 
friend and cousin, Hugh D. Webster, from one 
drawn by Isaac Moore, 13 May 1811, at which 
time she was living, and all but 4 of the descend- 
ants therein mentioned. The list was said to 
include 6 children, 34 grandchildren, 116 great 
grandchildren and 47 great great grandchil- 
dren, making with herself a total of 204; but for 
some of them blank lines in place of names 
were given in the chart; all her descendants' 
surnames and the dates of their birth were 
omitted, also, all mention of her son John 
Moore. Beside her Moore children, the chart 
indicates that she had a son Thomas Elston, 
whose children are given as " Wallis, Mary, Ben- 
jamin, Lewis, Susan and Latisha" [Letitia], for 
none of whom are descendants named. The chart 
indicates that Thomas Elston's brother Isaac 
(probably the 3d son, Isaac Moore, is meant) 
had a son Isaac whose daughter Anna had a 
daughter Anna. There was in 1888, standing 
below Jane H. Van Winkle's residence in Rah- 

way, an ancient dwelling which A. V. Shotwell 
remembered having heard called many years 
ago " the Captain Tom Elstone House," but as 
the names of Thomas and Isaac Elston, or Dr. 
De Camp, do not occur in the Eahway Meeting 
records, it is concluded that they were not mem- 
bers of the Society of Friends. On the 18 of 5 
mo. 1774, Samuel Elstone and Margaret Elstone 
were by their request admitted as members of 
Eahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting of 
Samuel' Mooke, 1709-1751 ± , of Woodbridge, 

now Eahway, N. J., m. Mary 1713±- 

1811, and had: 

1. Mary, called Polly, m. Morris DeCamp, 
who was sergeant in Col. Sheldon's Light 
Dragoons, a famous soldiery in the Eevolu- 
tionary War; this regiment was part of the 
time in Connecticut, then in New Jersey and 
part of the time in Delaware. He was 
wounded on Staten Island on the 23 of Aug. 
1777. They had: (1.) Susan, m. Samuel 

Marsh. (2.) Catharine, m. _. Marsh. 

(3.) Gideon, m 

2. Joseph,' b. 9 Jan. 1731-2, in Wood- 
bridge township now Eahway, N. J., was a 
miller; became a member of Woodbridge, Eah- 
way and Plainfield, M. M. by request, 21 of 
9 mo. 1763, and in 1766, he with his wife and 
children received a certificate of membership 
directed to Kingwood M. M.; he settled at 
Am well, Hunterdon Co., N. J., and there d. 
6 of 10 mo. 1793, of yellow fever contracted 
while attending Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 
at the close of a very wearisome journey to 
Detroit, undertaken in the vain expectation of 
being present at a proposed general Indian 
treaty which failed of consummation, mainly 
on account of the unyielding demand of the 
Indians in Ohio, that the whites should not 
be allowed to continue their settlements north 
of the Ohio river. His very interesting journal 
of that expedition, together with Jacob Lind- 
ley's somewhat fuller account of the same, and 
a short memorial of Joseph Moore, was issued 
in pamphlet form in 1892, by the compiler of 
this work, and is yet to be had at 25 cents a 
copy. Joseph was buried on his plantation in 
Amwell; the neighbors were so fearful of the 
disease that not one of them dared venture 
near the house. An undertaker in the neigh- 
borhood made a coffin and left it in sight of the 
house to be taken away by some of the family. 
Joseph's two daughters with the aid of a 
colored man prepared and buried the remains, 
one neighbor at the last coming forward to 
render some assistance. John Moore, Joseph 
Moore and Samuel Moore, shoemaker, were 
names of inhabitants of Woodbridge township 
in 1757, as we learn from a list of the sub- 
scribers toward the building of a certain stone 
bridge there in that year. Joseph m. 21 of 2 mo. 
[Feb.] 1751, Christiana Bishop, who d. in 1791, 


daughter of Moses. Moses Bishop's 4 daughters 
married 4 Josephs — Joseph Moore, Joseph 
Gilman, Joseph Williams and Joseph Martin. 
(Children later.) 

3. Edimrd\ b. 6 Nov. 1733, dwelt on the 
westerly side of Main St., near Commerce, in 
Lower Rahway, N. J., and there d. 8 of 3 mo. 
1822; he became a member of Kahway a ad 
Plainfield M. M. by request, 15 of 8 mo. 1764. 
He was a carpenter by trade and sometimes 
acted as undertaker. A bill for services of this 
kind has been seen in which a coffin was charged 
20 shillings (about $2.-50), and this was for one 
of the wealthiest and most prominent men of 
the neighborhood. " Uncle Eddy Moore," as he 
was familiarly called, had peculiarities of which 
the old people sometimes speak; one was that 
he would not reply or respond when addressed 
as "Mister Moore." A committee for the relief 
of sufferers in the Revolutionary War was 
formed in 1778, consisting of Abraham Shotwell, 
William Smith, Hugh Webster, John Vail, 
William Thome and Elijah Pound. Subse- 
quently Thome resigned and Edward Moore 
was chosen in his place. Thorne said in the 
November meeting at Rahway that he was com- 
pelled to affirm his allegiance to the Continental 
Congress several months before — having no 
choice except to do that or be thrown into 
prison. Elijah Pound did the same thing and 
was therefore allowed to resign his position on 
the committee. Dally in his history of Wood- 
bridge, p. 220, says that " on a warrant issued 
by Henry Freeman, justice, Edward Moore was 
visited three times during 1780, by Daniel 
Compton, the constable, for the collection of a 
tax of £29, and a fine of =£500," and was thus on 
account of his anti-war principles deprived of 
2 tables, 2 calves, an iron pot, a hand-saw, an 
auger, a square and compass, broadax, drawing- 
knife, hammer, grindstone, spade, a hand-saw 

file, and a cow. He m'. ; m". 

Shotwell [of Abraham.] By 1st wife 

he had: (1.) Thomas, removed about 1790 
from Rahway to the neighborhood of Lundy's 
Lane, in Bertie, C. W., and there d. ; m. 1775± 

(2.) Deborah, m. 26 of 7 mo. 1787, 

(as 2d wife), Titus' Shotwell I, 1758-1835, son 
of Daniel* and Deborah (Shotwell) Shotwell 
[of Joseph', DanieP, Abraham']. (3.) Isaac, b. 
1772 ±, was a surveyor and examiner, dwelt at 
the homestead in Lower Rahway, and there d , 

25 of 9 mo. 1850, m\ 1831 ±, Elizabeth , 

whod. 21 of 10 mo. 1831, aged 55; m". Hannah 

Price, d. of 3 mo. 1870, daughter of 

Ichabod and Susan'' ( Moore) Price [of John', 
Joseph*, Samuel', John", Samuel' ]. (4. ) Edward. 

4. Sarah, b. 31 July 1735. 

5. Isaac, b. 10 July 1737. 

6. John, b. 11 May 1739. 

7. Samuel', b. 4 Apr. 1742, at Rahway, N. J. ; 
member of the M, M. for Rahway and Plainfield, 
by request, 16 of 11 mo. 1774; dwelt, before the 

Revolution, at Union town, 2 miles from Rahway, 
whence, having the reputation of being a Tory, 
he went, during the war, to New York, and at its 
close, like many others, he took refuge in Nova 
Scotia, his property near Rahway being confis- 
cated; his family accompanied him excepting his 
son Elias and daughter Sarah. On 15 of 7 mo. 
1802, he received a certificate of membership from 
R. & P. M. M., directed to Nantucket M. M., the 
few Friends in Nova Scotia being under the care 
of that meeting. He returned to New Jersey 
about 1808-10, and after the death of his wife 
he removed to the township of Norwich, district 
of London (now South Riden), county of Oxford, 
Upper Canada, buying 2,000 acres of land in 

Norwich, and there d. . 

He m.'8 of 11 mo. 1763, Rachel Stone, b. 21 
Sept. 1743, d. 7 Dec. 1813, at Elizabethtown, N. 
J., and had : (1.) Sarah, b. 31 of 8 mo. 1764, in n. 
Uniontown (now Menlow Park), Middlesex Co., 
N. J., d. in N. Norwich, C. W.,14of 8 mo. 1842, 
m. in New York city, 31 of 5 mo. 1781, Hugh* [ 
Webster, Jr., b. 27 of 7 mo. 1758, d. 19 of 3 mo. 
1834, son of John' and Anna (Taylor) Webster [of 
William', William']. (2.) Joseph, dwelt near 
Chilicothe, O., m. (3.) Crowell, m. Ex- 
perience Clarkson. (4) Phebe, dwelt (1840)9 
miles from Digby, N. S., and on opposite side of 
Anapolis river, m. Moses Shaw. (5.) Enoch, m. 

Elizabeth (6.) Rachel, dwelt (1840) 

Digby, N. S., m. Joseph Young. (7.) Elias, 

member of Canadian Parliament. 1837 + , m 

(8.) John, m'. Anna Gillam ; m'. Deborah Stog- 
den. (9.) Samuel, Jr., m'. 1808 ±, Charity Gif- 
ford, who d. 1812+ ; m'. 28 of 9 mo. 1815, Eliza- 
beth L Shotwell, 1795-1827, daughter of William"' 
and Elizabeth (Moore) Shotwell [of Benjamin*, 
John', John-, Abraham'] ; m'. 1829 ±, Margaret 
Moores, b. 16 of 8 mo. 1788 [of Robert]. (10.) 
Lindley Murray, b. 31 of 5 mo. 1788, was a teacher, 
d. at Rochester, N. Y., m. at Mamarineck, N. Y., 
1814±, Abigail L. Mott, who d. 6 of 9 mo. 1846, 
dan. of Adam and Anne ( ) Mott. 


''About the year 1791 a misunderstanding ex- 
isted between the United States and several of 
the Indian tribes. On this occasion the meeting 
for Sufferings, held in Philadelphia, addressed a 
memorial to Congress, the object of which was 
to show the expediency of pursuing pacific 
measures toward settling the disputes with the 
Indians. Their representation was well received, 
but the measures they recommended were not 
then adopted, and the calamities of war still con- 
tinuing to prevail on the western frontiers of the 
States, the Yearly Meeting, held in 1792, ap- 
pointed a large committee to unite with the 
meeting for Sufferings in deliberating on this 
momentous subject and if practicable to recom- 
mend such measures as would be most likely to 
promote peace and f rindship with the Indians. 



" Early in the year 1793 deputies from several 
Indian nations visited Philadelphia with a view 
of forwarding an accommodation of difPerences 
with the United States, and, Government having 
agreed that a treaty should be held in the Indian 
country, near Detroit, during the summer fol- 
lowing — those Indian deputies repeatedly urged 
that some Friends should attend the negotia- 
tions, stating that the nations they represented 
had a special confidence in Friends as a people 
who, from their first settlement in America, had 
manifested a steady adherence to the mainte- 
nance of peace and friendship with the natives. 
In accordance with the desire which Friends had 
long felt to promote peace, the proposal was 
acceded to, and six Friends were deputed to 
accompany the commissioners appointed by 
Government, on this occasion, after having ob- 
tained the President's approbation." — Friends 
Miscellany, 2nd edition, Vol. II., pp. 49-50. 

The journal of Joseph Moore, to which refer- 
ence has been made, begins thus : " On the 17th 
of 4th mo. 1793, I set out for Philadelphia and 
attended the meeting for sufferings, where were 
divers Friends, who had given up to attend the 
Indian treaty proposed to be held at Sandusky, 
on the waters of Lake Erie — having previously 
obtained certificates from our several monthly 
meetings for that purpose. The commissioners 
appointed by Government are General [Ben- 
jamin] Lincoln, Colonel [Timothy] Pickering, 
and Beverly Kandolph. Lincoln goes by water 
to Albany, &c. ; William Savery, Jacob Lindley, 
[of Chester Co., Pa.], and William Hartshorn go 
with him, and John Parish, John Elliott and 
myself, with Timothy Pickering and Beverly 
Bandolph, go through the country by land." 

On the night of 26 of 5 mo. 1793, Joseph 
Moore, with the other Friends, on their way to 
Detroit, lodged at the house of Jeremiah Moore, 
near Niagara river. 

Joseph Moore in his journal in Friends 
Miscellany, Vol. VI. pp. 331-5, gives the follow- 
ing list of families of Friends in Canada whom 
he had visited in the summer of 1798, namely: 
Asa Schooley, Joseph Havens, Obadiah Dennis, 
^ Abraham Webster, John Cutler, John Hill, 
Benjamin Hill, Jeremiah Moore (Abraham 
^ Laing and Benjamin Canby, single men), John 
Taylor, Josliua Gillam, Joseph Marsh, Adam 
Burwell, Daniel Pound, Wm. Lundy, Thos. 
Kice, James Crawford, Enoch Scrigley, Samuel 
Taylor, Ezekiel Dennis and several others. 

As they approached Philadelphia on their 
homeward journey, they continued to hear 
alarming reports of the yellow fever pestilence 
in that city, yet they persisted in their purpose 
to attend the yearly meeting there. When near 
Germantown, they met Sarah Lundy also on her 
way to attend the yearly meeting and to make a 
proposed visit to the southern states. 

On the 21st of 9th mo. 1793, Joseph Moore 
attended the select yearly meeting at 4th St., in 

Philadelphia, and on the 24th 2 sittings of the 
yearly meeting, and others on the succeeding 
days. But his fatigue and exposure had left 
him ill prepared to resist the attack of the fever 
then raging to a distressing extent in the city. 
The journal ends on the 26th of 9th mo. 1793, 
at the res. of John Johnson, closing thus: 

" The meeting [yearly, in Philadelphia] 
assembled again at nine o'clock, and the busi- 
ness concluded before twelve, in solemn quiet, 
and, I believe, to the satisfaction of all present. 
After which I dinsd with my friend David 
Bacon, and returned to Germantown with my 
kind friend, John Johnson, who had also 
attended all the sittings of this Yearly Meeting. 
The sickness in town continues as heretofore. 
Divers friends in the city are paying constant 
attention to the sick — providing necessaries, 
nurses, coffins, and carriers of the dead. At 
which I feel glad, and hope they will be 
rewarded for their labours in so great and 
charitable a work." — Friends Miscellany, Vol. 
VI, p. 343. 

The following essay appeals to hove been the 
commencement of a Testimony from Friends 
of Kingwood monthly meeting, concerning 
Joseph Moore. 

" Our beloved friend, Joseph Moore, was born 
at Woodbridge in New Jersey, in the year 1732, 
of parents not professing with us; but as he 
advanced to manhood, a merciful extension of 
Divine regard so opened his understanding in 
the path of true religion, that he joined in com- 
munion with Friends. — Soon after his marriage 
he came to settle within the limits of our meet- 
ing. He had not long resided with us before 
he received a gift in the ministry; in the exer- 
cise of which he appeared very much to our 
edification and comfort. He was well qualified 
for the discipline of the church, and diligently 
labored therein for the promotion of peace and 
good order; nor were his pacific endeavours 
altogether confined to the religious society of 
which he was a member, but he was also usefully 
employed in promoting peace and harmony in 
his neighbourhood, where very few Friends 

" He was of an affable disposition, greatly 
delighting in the company and conversation of his 
friends. His upright life and social, engaging 
manners, together with his exemplary conduct, 
procured him an extensive acquaintance with 
people of all denominations, by whom also he was 
generally beloved. His gospel labours in the work 
of the ministry were chiefly confined to this and 
the neighbouring meetings, until the year ] 786, 
when he performed a religious visit, in company 
with his near and dear friend, Abraham 
Gibbons, to Friends, and those professing with 
us in Nova Scotia. In this journey they 
travelled in much harmony, and their gospel 


labours were to the satisfaction of the visited. 
In the following year accompanied by William 
Wilson, of Philadelphia, he proceeded a second 
time to Nova Scotia with a donation from Friends, 
to be distributed amongst the poor in that coun- 
try. This important trust and service he was 
enabled diligently to perform, to the satisfaction 
of Friends. 

" This our dear friend was a true sympathizer 
with the sick and afHicted, either in body or 
mind, among the different religious denomina- 
tions; and frequent were the calls which he 
made to this class, when he not only adminis- 
tered assistance and relief to the maladies of the 
body, but also was an instrument of spiritual 
consolation to the tired and desponding mind." 

" In addition to the foregoing testimony it 
may be stated, that Joseph Moore was educated 
by his father for a mariner and he made one 
vovage to sea in the capacity of supercargo, at 
the age of sixteen. As he approached to man- 
hood, it is probable those religious impressions, 
to which allusion is made, influenced him to 
decline a further prosecution of that design. 

On the 21st of the 2d month, 17-51, when a 
little over nineteen years of age, he was married, 
and not long after, settled on a farm about three 
miles from Flemington, and nine from King- 
wood meeting. As his children grew up around 
him, the difficulties of getting them to meeting 
at euch a distance, must have increased. It is 
probable this circumstance, in connection with 
his desire for the welfare and improvement of 
his neighbours, induced him, in 1772, to make 
application to the monthly meeting, requesting 
a meeting to be held at his house. The sympa- 
thetic and brotherly feeling of Friends at that 
day, induced them to grant his request, and a 
meeting was accordingly held there. 

" Sometime previous to this, Joseph had 
acceptably appeared in the ministry, but he was 
not recommended as a minister until the year 
1774. Not long after this period, Kingwood 
monthly meeting had the following named 
ministers belonging to it. Who frequently 
travelled abroad in Truth's service: Joseph 
Moore, Sarah Lundy, Gabriel Willson and 
Henry Widdifield. It is said when Joseph 
Moore and Abraham Gibbons visited Nova 
Scotia, they travelled on foot; but no reasons 
are assigned for this mode of proceeding. In 
the year 1791, he met with a close trial in the 
decease of his wife. 

" The preceding account of his journey to 
attend the Indian treaty, is the only Journal 
of his life that we [ Editor of Friends 
Miscellany] have seen. On his return from 
that arduous and deeply exercising travel, he 
attended the Yearly Meeting held in Philadel- 
phia, during the prevalence of the yellow fever. 

He then proceeded on his way toward home, 
as far as Solebury, in Bucks county. Here 
he rested a day or two at his son in-law, 
Tomas Carey's and attended Buckingham 
meeting. — He was somewhat indisposed at the 
time, but proceeded to his own habitation, 
and thence to the week-day meeting at King- 
wood. His indisposition continued; and though 
importuned to stay with his friends at King- 
wood, he felt most easy to return home. The 
disorder, which was believed to be the yellow 
fever increased upon him, and in a few days 
terminated his course of probation. He was 
buried near his own dwelling house." 

The following is a copy of a memorandum 
in the family register, said to have been 
written by Henry Clifton: " Our dear father 
Joseph Moore, departed this life, after a short 
illness, on the 7th of 10th month, 1793, and 
second of the week, in the sixty-second year 
of his age; expressing a few days before his 
departure, that if it was the Lord's will to 
remove him at this time he felt an entire 
resignation thereto." 

Joseph* Moore, 1731-2-1793, of Amwell, 
Hunterdon Co., N. J., formerly of Woodbridge, 
N. J. [of SamueP, John", Samuel' J, m. 1751, 
Christiana Bishop, who d. 1791 [of Moses] and 

1. Sarah% b. 15 of 5 mo. 1752, d. at Rahway, 
N. J., 18 of 12 mo. 1825, m. in Amwell, N. J., 
19 of 3 mo. 1771, Nathan King, 1750-1825, son 

of Joseph- and Mary ( ) King of Amwell, 

N. J. [of Joseph']. (Children and grandchildren 
recorded elsewhere.) According to an account 
published in 1863 by her nephew, John Moore 
of Marksboro, N. J., she was known to have had 
9 children, 34 grandchildren, 54 great-grand- 
children and 12 great-great-grandchildren; total, 
109. Her brother Samuel, 8 children and 4 
grandchildren ; her sister Rachel, 5 children ; 
Benjamin, 4 children and 3 grandchildren ; Han- 
nah, 12 children, 33 grandchildren and 50 great ' 
grandchildren, total 95; John, 7 children, — of 
whom Susan (Moore) Price had 12 children, 25 
grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; Jo- 
seph, 5 children, 20 grandchildren and 4 great- 
grandchildren; Cowperthwaite C, 1 child; John, 
8 children and 24 grandchildren; and Christiana 
(Moore) Cadwallader, 6 children and 10 grand- 
children ; — total for John, 7 children, 32 grand- 
children, 79 great-grandchildren and 6 great 

2. Huldah, d. in Bucks Co., Pa., unm. 

3. Samuel', m Praulandhad: (l.)Debo- 

rah, m. , and had Henry, Jesse, John and 

Deborah, b. before 1811. (2.) Jemima, m. 

and had Ambrose and Deborah, b. before 1811. 
(3.) Mary. 

4. Ann, never married. 

5. John', was a miller, dwelt at Quibbletown, 
now Newmarket, Middlesex Co., N. J., and at 
Brou8etown,in the vicinity of Plainfield, becom- 



ing member of the Friends meeting there by cer- 
tificate from Hardwick M. M., dated 9 of 8 mo. 
1787, also his wife Hannah and 3 children, Su- 
sannah, Joseph and Copwerthwaite. Soon after 
the death of his wife, in the last decade of the 
18th century, he, in company with Asher Adkin- 
Bon of Flemington, went to Pittsburg, Pa., pur- 
chased a flat-boat load of produce, descended the 
Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, then 
a Spanish province, sold the cargo, and Adkinson 
returned home. John went on to Apalachian, 
or Apalachicola, at that time in the Spanish col- 
ony of Louisiana now in Florida. In 1816, after 
an absence of over 20 years, he returned to New 
Jersey. During the whole of that time his 
friends had no certain intelligence of his where- 
abouts. At the time of leaving home he had left 
in the hands of a brother-in-law two bonds for 
collection, for which he had taken a receipt ; 
this he brought back with him. He d. in Bucks 
Co., Pa., about 1818, m. between 20 of 3 mo. and 
16 of 4 mo. 1783, Hannah Copeland, who d. near 
Plainfield [of Cowperthwaite, a tailor, of Scotch 
descent], and had : (1.) Susan, b. 10 Feb. 1784, 
at Kahway, N. J.; d. 4 May 1871; m. in New 
-York city, 12 May 1804, Ichabod Price, b. in 
Elizabethtown, N. J.,_4 Oct. 1781, d. 22 Feb. 
1862, grandson of Benjamin Price of Elizabeth- 
town. (2.) John, b. 1789 ± , two years before his 
mother's death, dw. at Marksboro, N. J., and 
there d. . . Nov. 1877 ; compiled and published 
in 1863 chart and account of the Moore family, 
from which many names were first obtained; but 
his statements are not always accurate. Of Jo- 

seph* Moore's descendants he had obtained the 
names of 8 children, 40 grandchildren, 104 great- 
grandchildren, 181 great-great-granchildren and 
22 great-great-great-grandchildren, — total 358, 
and estimated the number of names not obtained 
at 150. He m'. 1814, Sara Hull, who d. in Marks- 
boro, N. J. ; m". Amy Hance [of Sylvanus', John' 
and Ann (Lundy) Hance]. Amy d. at Plain- 
field, N. J. 1890 ±. (3.) Joseph was a tanner 
and shoemaker, dw. from age of 14 atMillbrook 
in Randolph township, Morris Co., N. J., about 1 
mile from Dover, and there d. ; m'. Catherine 
Hand; m". Gulielma Williams, niece of former 

wife. (4.) Cowperthwaite C, m. 1810±, 

Horton. (5.) Ambrose. (6.) Jesse, d. in infancy. 
(7.) Christiana", m. Yardiy Cadwallader. 

6. Rachel', m. Thomas Head of Bucks Co., Pa., 
and had: (1.) Miranda. (2.) Joseph. (3.) 
David. (4.) Lewis. (5.) Hulda. 

7. Benjamin', m. and had : (1.) Na- 
than, m. (2.) Susan. (3.) Joseph. (4.) Ann. 

8. Hannah!', m. Thomas Cary of Buckingham, 
Bucks Co., Pa., and had: (1.) Joseph, m. Eliza 
Wilson. (2.) Julia, d. among the Shakers at 
Lebanon, O., m. Charles Hampton. (3.) John, 
m. Isabella Nelson. (4.) Christiana, m. Moses 
Phillips. (5.) Mary, m. Eobert T. Smith. (6.) 
Hannah, m. Samuel Fowler of Alliance, O. (7.) 
Anna, m. John Williamson. (8.) Moore, m. 

Ellen (9.) Elizabeth, d. unm. (10.) 

Sarah, m. Emmet Eobeson. (11.) Rebecca, m. 
Stephen Price. (12.) Thomas.m. 

9. Miranda, m. Edward Blackfan of Bucks 
Co., Pa., but died s. p. 






[Of John\ William^, George'.] 

Eighth month 1st, 1638. In a catalogue of the 
persons who by the general consent of the Com- 
pany were admitted to be "inhabitants of the 
island now called Aquidneck, having submitted 
themselves to the government that is or shall 
be established according to the word of God 
therein," is found the name of George Gardner. 

Tenth month 17th, 1639. George Gardner, 
Robert Stanton and others are "admitted and 
embraced as freemen into this body politick" 
at Newport. At the General Court of Elec- 

tions, held on the 12th day of the first month, 
1640, there were present, George Gardner, 
Robert Stanton and others. On first month 
( March ), 10th, 1640, George Gardner had 58 acres 
recorded. The Court Roll of Freemen of the 
town of Newport, dated March 16th, 1641, con- 
tains among others the names of George Gard- 
ner and Robert Stanton. At the General Court 
of Elections, held the 16th and 17th of March, 
1642, at Newport, George Gardner and William 
Freeborn were chosen constables; George Gard- 





ner being elected senior sergeant, and Robert 
Stanton junior sergeant. At the election at 
Newport, 18th of first mo. 1644, George Gard- 
ner was chosen ensign in the R. I. troops, 
and Robert Stanton was chosen sergeant. On 
29 June 1660, George Gardner appears as wit- 
ness to a deed from T. Socho or Sosoa an Indian 
captain of Narragansett, to Robert Stanton, 
ef al. (i. e , the trustees of the company of 76 
men of Warwick and Providence), of a large 
tract of land at Pettaquamscutt called Misquami- 
coke or Misquomicoke alias Misquamicutt or 
Haversham, being to the westward of Pawcatuck 
river, and comprising the present town of 

Westerly. On 28 Oct. 1662, George Gardner 
was chosen a commissioner for the town of New- 
port. On 2 June 1668, he was made one of the 
overseers of his father-in-law, Robert Ballou's 
will. Oct. 22, 1673, he was chosen juryman. 

FroM the Rhode Island Colonial Records 
relating to the original grant of lands to the 
early settlers of Newport, R. I. (printed in 
Newport Historical Magazine, Vol. II, pp. 66-7), 
we copy the following: 

Land of George Gardner. (Vol. I, p. 24.) 
Whekeas, According to certain orders, etc., 
be it known, therefore, that George Gardiner, 
having exhibited his bill, under the treasurer's 

o -J 



George' Gardner, d. 1677+, dw. Newport, R. I., 

m. 1640±. 
Hored (Long) Hicke, b. 1624+. 




13 - 

5 1 g ( George' Gardner, d. 1677+, dw. Newport, R. I., 
"I ;:\ m.il640+. 


Hored (Long) Hicks, b. 1624+. 

John' Smith, d. 1677, dw. Prudence Island, R. I., 
I m. 
, Margaret. 

B\9'r^. f John' Gereardy 

John' Sweet 

2 I Renewed- Sweet. 

" ( Stukeley' Westcott, 
] 1592-1677, 
' ( dw. Warwick, R. 1. 

Thomas' Stafford, 1605-1677, dw. Warwick, R. I., 




hand, into the sessions held on the 10th of 
March, 1640, wherein appears full satisfaction 
to be given for the number of 58 acres of land, 
lying within the precincts of such bounds, as by 
the committee, by order appointed, did bound 
it with all, viz.: To begin upon Mr. JeoiJreys' 
westerly line and so to extend by the marsh side 
(only leaving two rods breadth thereby, for 
fronting of the said marsh), to a marked tree by 
Eobert Stanton and so from thence, upon a 
straight line to a marked stump upon the rocks 
this side Mr. Coddington's marsh, with a home 
lot and three cows' hay, one in the harbour 
marsh, next Goodman Bull's and two at the east 
end of Southmead, with three acres more of cow 
common, lying upon the swamp, upon the hill, 
all which parcels of land amounts to his propor- 
tion. This, therefore, doth evidence and testify 
that all those parcels of land before specified, 
amounting to the aforesaid number of fifty-eight 
acres, more or less, is fully impropriated to the 
said George Gardiner and his heirs forever." 

Following this, in similar form and same date 
is the land of Eobert Stanton, bounded thus: 
"To begin upon George Gardiner's line, and so 
to run by the harbour marsh, to a marked stake, 
and so upon a straight line to a marked tree 
upon the rocks, with a home lot and two cows' 
hay; west upon George Gardiner in Southmead 
and one cow's hay in harbour marsh; north upon 
Mr. Jeoffreys and 3 acres and 3 quarters of cow 
common lying west upon George Gardiner's by 
the water and swamp, all which parcels of land 
amounts to his proportion." 

From the following extract from the Rhode 
Island Colonial Record, Vol. I, p. 51, we gather 
a revised description of George Gardiner's land 
and an explanation of the addition made to his 
original grant: "One parcel containing thirty- 
nine acres, more or less, lying southerly upon the 
harbour marshes, bounded on the east by Mr. 
Jeffreys' farm, and on the west by Robert Stan- 
ton's land, and butting upon the common with 
the south end, and north upon the harbour 
marsh (a driftway passing there through toward 
the end of the island) and for as much as the 
parcel was adjudged and laid forth primarily 
for forty acres, and upon due measure, falling 
short, satisfaction was allowed forth for want, as 
well as for the rocks, and in consideration of a 
drifting way there through, the number of 
eighteen acres, lying at Newport cliffs, bounded 
on the highway southwest and northwest, south- 
east upon the common, and northeast upon 
Robert Stanton's land; with a parcel of meadow 
lying at the east end of Southmead, next Mr. 
Brassees' farm; with another parcel of marsh 
adjoining to Henry Bull's marsh and Marma- 
duke Ward's; with a home lot of four acres, and 
another parcel of night common, lying next to 
Robert Stanton's night common upon the Hill, 
on the west side of the swamp, in all which 
parcels is contained the said allowance of fifty 

acres, more or less, with eighteen acres more 
granted to him by the town, 13 acres of which 
lies at Newport cliffs, north upon the sea or 
harbour, south upon the highway, east upon 
Edward Robinson's land, and west upon Edward 
Andrews' land; with another parcel of five acres, 
more or less, adjoining to the aforesaid night 
common, bounded by Southmead driftway and 
the swamp." 

George' Gardner married (1.) 1642 ±, Hored 
or Herodias (Long) Hicks, b. about 16!^4. On 
the 11 of 3d month ( May) 1658, she came with 
her babe at her breast, from Newport to Wey- 
mouth, to deliver her religious testimony, for 
which she was carried to Boston before Gover- 
nor John Endicott, who sentenced her to be 
whipped with ten lashes, as well as her com- 
panion, Mary Stanton, who came with her to 
help bear her child. After the whipping with 
a three-fold knotted whip of cords, she was con- 
tinued for fourteen days longer in prison. The 
narrator (Bishop's New England Judged), says: 
"The woman came a very sore journey and 
(according to man), hardly accomplishable, 
through a wilderness of about sixty miles, 
between Rhode Island and Boston." "After 
the savage, inhuman and bloody execution upon 
her, of your cruelty, aforesaid, kneeled down 
and prayed the Lord to forgive you." 

In an account of the barbarities toward 
Friends in New England, William Sewel, in his 
" History of the Rise, Increase and Progress of 
the Christian People called Quakers," written 
originally in low Dutch, and translated by him- 
self into English about the year 1720 (Vol. I, 
p. 251, Friends Book Store edition), after men- 
tion of the whipping of Sarah Gibbons and 
Dorothy Waugh in Boston, under Gov. John 
Endicott, and the fact that in the house of cor- 
rection they were kept from victuals three days 
before and three days after being whipped, 
though they had offered to pay for food, thus 
relates the foregoing circumstances: 

" Not long after, Hored Gardner, an inhabit- 
ant of Newport in Rhode Island, came with her 
sucking babe and a girl to carry it, to Wey- 
mouth, whence, for being a Quaker, she was 
hurried to Boston, where both she and the girl 
were whipped with a three-fold knotted wlaip. 
After whipping, the woman kneeled down and 
prayed the Lord to forgive those persecutors: — 
which so reached a woman that stood by that 
she said, 'surely she could not have done this if 
it had not been by the spirit of the Lord.' " 

On 3 May 1665, George Gardner was before 
the Assembly or court upon petition of Hored 
Long, nlins Gardner, his reputed wife. She 
declared that when her father died (in England), 
she was sent to London and was married un- 
known to her friends, to John Hicks privately 
in the under church of Paul's, called St. Faith's 
Church, she being between 13 and 14 years old. 
She then came to New England with her bus- 



band and lived at Weymoutli two and a half 
years, thence coming to Khode Island about the 
year 1640, and there lived ever since till she 
came to Pettacomscott. Soon after coming to 
Rhode Island, there happened a difference 
between her and her husband, John Hicks, and 
he went away to the Dutch, carrying with him 
most of her estate, which had been sent her by 
her mother, her father and brother having lost 
their lives and estate in his majesty's service. 
After her desertion by John Hicks, Hored 
knew not what to do, she being not brought up 
to labor and being young and having no friends, 
in which strait she was drawn to George Gard- 
ner to consent to him so far as she did for her 
maintenance, and by whom she had many chil- 

In answer to the court, George Gardner 
plainly says that he cannot say that ever he 
went on purpose before any magistrate to 
declare themselves or to take each other as man 
and wife, or to their approbation as to the 
premises. But testimony as to her marriage to 
George Gardner was given by Eobert Stanton, 
who declared that one night at his house both 
of them did say before him and his wife, that 
they did take one and the other, as man and 
wife. Hored Gardner having lived with her 
last [second] husband eighteen or twenty years, 
now desired of Assembly "that the estate and 
labor he had of mine, he may allow it me, and 
house upon my land I may enjoy without 
molestation, and that he may allow me my child 
to bring up, with maintenance for her, and that 
he be restrained from troubling me more." She 
afterward married 3d John Porter. 

George Gardner (or Gardiner) married 2d, 
Lydia Ballon, who d. not later than 

1722, dan. of Robert and Susanna Ballou. After 
his death, she married 2d, 14 June 1678, Wm. 
Hawkins, of Providence R. I., who d. 6 July 

1723, son .of "Wm. and Margaret Hawkins, of 

J. 0. Austin, in his -'Genealogical Dictionary 
of Rhode Island," says, "1688, Nov. 30. His 
[George Gardiner's] daughter Mary gave a 
receipt for =£13, to her father-in-law (i. e. step- 
father), William Hawkins, of Providence, being 
balance of legacy of .^20, bequeathed by last 
will of her father, George Gardiner, of Newport, 
deceased. It is assumed that he had a daughter 
Dorcas, who became the first wife of John 
Watson. Possibly his son Samuel was by his 
first wife, rather than his second. Possibly also, 
Jeremiah was a grandson rather than son." 

The same authority states that the following 
record made in an old family bible, 1790, July 
11, by William C. Gardiner is evidently errone- 
ous in many important particulars, but not more 
so than traditionary statements of families are 
often found to be: "Joseph Gardiner the 
youngest son of Sir Thomas Gardiner, Knight, 
came over among the first settlers, and died in 

Kings county, Rhode Island state, aged 78 
years. Born A. D. 1601, died A. D. 1679. 
Left six sr-ns, viz.: Benoni, died 1731, aged 104, 
Henry, died 1737, aged 101, Wm., died at sea by 
pirates, George, lived to see 94 years, Nicholas 
and Joseph lived also to a great age," etc. 

The Newport Historical Magazine (Vol. II, 
p. 6,) prints from the Rhode Island Colonial 
Land Evidence, the following abstract of deed: 

" John Porter, of Petticomscott, R. I., for 
c£400 sterling conveys to Richard Smith, of 
Newport, merchant, a parcel of land in Ports- 
mouth, R. I., containing 240 acres, bounded N. 
by land of Wm. Baulston; W. by the sea; S. by 
land of Thomas Hazard: E. by the common, 
Sept. 6, 1671. Witnessed by Francis Brinley, 
John Almy, Richard Bailey. Release of dower 
and jointure by Horad, wife of John Porter, 
Sept. 30, 1671. Witnessed by Samuel Wilson, 
Geo. Hicks, Geo. Gardner. Recorded by John 
Sanford, recorder, Oct. 7, 1671, Vol. I, p. 3." 

George' Gardner, of Newport, R. I., d. 
1677 ± , m. at the house of Robert Stanton, 1642 ± , 
Hored [Horod or Herodias] (Long) Hicks, b. 
1624 ±, and if the supposition be correct that the 
Gardiners from King's Province were identical 
with the family of George Gardner of Newport, 
the following were their children: 

1. Benoni', d. 1731±, dwelt in Kings Town, 
(now N. Kingstown), R. I. In testimony given 
in 1727, he calls himself aged ninety years and 
upwards, but it may well be thought that he did 
not come so near as his brother Henry in 
counting the lapse of time. We are forced to 
question tbe accuracy of the tradition which 
appears to be based largely upon, an entry 
made in an old family bible by William C. 
Gardiner on 11 July 1790, to the effect that 
Benoni was b. in 1630, and d. at the age of 
104 years, that his father was Joseph Gardi- 
ner, b. in 1601, who came from Yorkshire to 
America, settled about 1628 or 1630 in what 
is now S. Kingstown, Washington Co., R. I., 
and there d. in 1679, and that he Joseph was 
the youngest son of Sir Thomas Gardiner, 

Kight. Benoni m. Mary , b. 1645, d. 

at her son-in-law Job Sherman's at Ports- 
mouth, 16 Nov. 1729, and had: (1.) William, 
jr., (so called probably to distinguish him 
from his uncle William), b. 1671, d. 17 Dec, 
1732, m. Abigail Remington, b. 1681, d. 6 
Mar. 1763, dau. of John and Abigail (Rich- 
mond) Remington. (2.) Nathaniel. (3.) 

Stephen. (4.) Isaac, b. 7 Jan. 1687, m. 

(5.) Bridget. 

2. Henry', 1645-1744, dwelt Kings Town, R. L 
J. Warren Gardiner of North Kingstown, R. I., 
in an article entitled, "The Pioneers of Narra- 
gansett" in the Narragansett Historical Regis- 
ter, Vol. II, p. 114, states that soon after the 
Indian war, during which every house in Narra- 
gansett was destroyed and the inhabitants 
entirely driven out, they returned and com- 



menced again their settlements, and in a peti- 
tion of the inhabitants of Narragansett dated 
July 29th, 1679, we find among the signatures, 
the following: Ben'jn, Henry, George, William, 
Nicholas Gardiner, James, John, Daniel Greene, 
Daniel Sweet. Some of these seem to have 
been of Pettaquamscutt. The inhabitants of 
Pettaquamscutt as given in May 1671, by the 
Court of Commissioners included Ben., Henry 
and Nicholas Gardiner. 

Henry-, m'. Joan , who was living 

in 1715. He m". Abigail (Richmond) Reming- 
ton, 1656-1741, widow of John Remington, who 
d. 1688, and daughter of Edward and Abigail 
(Davis) Richmond, and had by 2d wife: (1.) 
Henry, b. 25 Feb. 1691, in Kingstown, R. I., m. 

(2.) Ephraim, b. -. Jan. 1693, 

m. 28 April 1713, Penelope Eldred, dau. of 
Samuel and Martha (Knowles) Eldred, of Kings 
Town, R. I., [of Samuel]. (3.) William, b. 27 
Oct. 1697, d. before 20 July 1744, m. in Kings 
Town, R. I., 12 June 1718, Margaret Eldred, 
dau. of Capt. John- and Margaret (Holden) 
Eldred, of N. Kingstown, R. I., [of Samuel']. 

3. George', dwelt Kings Town, R. I., d. 1724, 
m. Tabitha Tefft, b. 1653, living in 1722, dau. of 
John and Mary Tefft, and had: (1.) Joseph. 
(2.) Nicholas. (8.) Samuel. (4.) Robert. (5.) 
John. (6.) George. (7.) Hannah, was living 
1756, m'.l Jan. 1701, Josiah Westcott of Provi- 
dence, b. 1675 ± , d. 11 Nov. 1721, son of Jeremiah 
and Eleanor (England) Westcott, of Warwick; 
m- (as 2d wife) Thomas Burlingame, b. 6 Feb. 
1667, d. 9 July 1758. second son of Roger and 
Mary Burlingame. (8.) Tabitha. (9.) Joanna. 
(10.) Henry (possibly son of Benoni), d. 

4. William", dwelt in Kingstown, R. I., d. 

1711, m. Elizabeth , who d. 1737. 

(Further sketch and children later.) The late 
Sunderland P. Gardner of Farmington, N. Y., 
1802-1893 [of Elisha W\, William*, John^ 
William", George'], was authority for the state- 
ment that this William- (son of George and 
Hored, of Newport), d. in Mar. 1748, that he 
was a farmer, tanner and currier, and dwelt 3 
miles east of Kingston, R. I., that he m. Alice 

' , and had sons John, William and 

Allen, and perhaps Thomas, and that John's 

wife 7iee Wilkinson was sister to the 

wife of Jeremiah Browning; but his supposition 
that William's mother Hored was sister to Mary 
Dyer, who was hanged in Boston, 1 June 1660, 
for persistently bearing testimony against their 
cruel and unjust laws against the Quakers, and 
to Anne Hutchinson of Colonial celebrity, has 
been proved incorrect. 

5. i\7c^oZas-',1654r-1712±, dwelt Kings Town, 
R. I.; said to have had descendants living in 

Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y.; m. Hannah , 

and had: (1.) Nicholas, jr., dwelt Kings 
Town, R. I., m. 13 Oct. 1709, Mary Eldred. 
(2.) Ezekiel, b. after 1693. (3.) George. 

6. Dorcas-, m. (as 1st wife) John Watson, 
a tailor of North Kingstown, R. I., who d. 
1728. His will proved in 1728, name.s as 
executor his son Samuel, and gives to daugh- 
ter Frances Brown £20; to daughter Herodias 
Sheldon, £15.; to sons-in-law John Sheldon 
and Daniel Brown equally a share in cedar 
swamp in South Kingstown; to son John Wat- 
son, — s. ; to son William Watson, 2 s. ; to 
granddaughter, Ann ' Wells, a kettle, brass 
warming pan, etc.; and to son Samuel, rest of 
estate. On 7 Nov. 1673, John and Dorcas 
were witnesses to deed from George and 
Tabitha Gardiner to Nicholas Gardiner. On 
14 May, 1683, he took John Straight for an 
apprentice to serve sixteen years from the 
first of March last past to learn his master's 
trade of tailoring. On 6 Sept. 1687, he was 
taxed 8s., 8Jd.; was constable in 1687; on 
grand jury, '1688, Conservator of the Peace 
and Deputy, 1690. (Descendants later.) 

7. Rehe.cen-, m. (as 2d wife) John' Wat- 
son, who d. 1728. On 4 Aug. 1702, John 
and wife Rebecca, deeded to his son John, all 
his farm, 90 acres, orchard, housing, etc. On 
17 Nov. 1705, John and Rebecca signed a 
deed with her brothers Benoni, Henry, George, 
William and Nicholas Gardiner. On 28 Jan. 
1707, John and Rebecca sold John Thomas 
30 acres for £30. 

George' Gardner, m". Lydia Ballou, who d. 
1722 — , dau. of Robert and Susanna Ballou, 
and had: 

8. Samuel-, b. 1662±, (perhaps son of 1st 
wife), dwelt Newport, R. I., and Swanzey, 
Mass., d. 8 Dec. 1696, m. 1683±, Elizabeth 
(Carr) Brown, widow of James Brown and 
dau. of Robert Carr, and had: (1.) Eliza- 
beth, b. 1684. (2.) Samuel, b. .. Oct. 1685. 
(3.) Martha, b. 16 Nov. 1686. (4.) Patience, 
b. 31 Oct. 1687. 

9. Joseph', b. 1669, d. 22 Aug. 1726, was 
a cooper in Newport, R. I., m. 30 Nov. 1693, 
Catharine Holmes, dau. of John and Frances 
(Holden) Holmes, and had: (1.) John, b. 17 
Sept. 1697, d. 1764 ±, became deputy governor 
of Rhode Island, m. Frances Sanford. (2.) 
Robert, b. 16 Aug. 1699. (3.) Frances, b. 7 
Sept. 1701. (4.) Joseph, b. 17 Apr. 1703. 
(5.) George, b. 4 Feb. or Apr. 1705, m. Mary 
Thurston. (6.) Catharine, b. 1 Feb. 1707. 
(7.) Lydia, b. 2 Mar. 1709. (8.) William, b. 
1712, m. Mary Carr. (9.) Mary, b. 1718. 

10. Lydirr, d. 1723, m. 4 Apr. 1689, 
Joseph Smith, who d. 13 Jan. 1750, son of 
John and Sarah (Whipple) Smith, of Provi- 
dence, R. I. [of John and Alice of Provi- 
dence], and had: (1.) Israel, b. 13 Jan. 1690. 
(2.) Lydia, b. 25 May 1692. (3.) Sarah, b. 
24 May 1694, d. about 1762 m. 8 Aug. 1724, 
Thomas' Olney, b. 18 Jan. 1695-6, d. 7 Dec. 
1758, son of Thomas' and Lydia (Barnes) 
Olney [of Thomas-, Thomas']. (4.) Joseph, 


b. 18 Dec. 1695. (5.) Eobert, b. 3 Mar. 
1698. (6.) Alice, b. 25 Jan. 1700. (7.) 
"William, b. 15 Mar. 1703. (8.) David, b. 10 
Dec. 1705. (9.) Jeremiah. 

11. Mary. 

12. Peregrine. The late Hon. William E. 
Staples says, in his " Annals of Providence," 
page 493: "The first schoolmaster in Provi- 
dence of whom any memorial remains, was 
William Turpin. When he came is not known, 
but he was here the 11th day of June, 1684. 
On that day he executed an indenture with 
William Hawkins, and Lydia, his wife, in which 
he covenanted to furnish Peregrine Gardner 
with board and schooling for one year for 
six pounds; forty shillings of which in beef 
and pork, — pork at two pence, and beef at 
three pence half penny per pound; twenty 
shillings in corn at two shillings per bushel, 
and the balance in silver money. He was to 
be instructed in reading and writing. This 
instrument is in the handwriting of Mr. 
Schoolmaster Turpin, and exhibits plenary 
proof of his ability to teach writing. It also 
proves conclusively that schoolmasters in those 
days were not very exorbitant in their de- 

13. Robert, h. _. May 1671, dwelt Newport, 
E. I., d. -_ May 1731; was naval officer and 
collector of the port of Newport for many 

14. Jeremiah-, dwelt Newport, E. I., m. 

Sarah , and had 1 dau. , 

b. 23 Sept. 1712. 

On 17 Nov. 1705, Benoni, Henry, George, 
William, and Nicholas Gardiner and John 
Watson, all of Kings Town, and their wives, 
Mary, Tabitha, Joan, Elizabeth, and Hannah 
Gardiner and Eebecca Watson, sold John 
Potter 410 acres, bounded partly by Point 
Judith Pond, for £150, said sum to be paid 
to Thomas Hicks, of Flushing, Long Island, 
who was a son of John Hicks, the first hus- 
band of Herodias. Neither Tabitha, Joan nor 
Hannah signed the deed, though the other 
witnesses did. 

On 21st Jan. 1671, William' Gardiner, 
calling himself " son of George Gardiner, of 
Newport," bought 200 or 20 acres of John Porter 
of Pettaquamscutt and Horod, his wife. July 
29, 1679, he signed the petition to the King. 
On 6 Sept. 1687 was taxed 9s., l|d. In 1688, 
he was chosen constable and the same year 
on grand jury. May 23, 1701, he deeded son 
and daughter, Joseph and Ann Hull, 204 
acres for love, etc. Jan. 18, 1706, he deeded 
20 acres for love, etc., to son John Gould and 
Elizabeth his wife. 

His will, dated 18 Jan. 1711, proved 12 
Mar. 1711, names as executor his son William, 
and gives to wife Elizabeth, half of stock of 
creatures and half of household goods at her 
disposal, except =£40 to be paid daughter 

Eebecca at eighteen; to wife, for life, his 
house, half the orchard, and negro man James; 
to daughter Eebecca, negro girl Zipporah and 
£40; to daughter tSusannah, 50 acres and £20; 
to daughter Dorcas, negro boy Philip and 
£35; to daughter Tabitha, £60; to daughter 
Eachel, land and £60, to be paid by his son- 
in-law, John Gould, to whom he gave certain 
land; to daughter Elizabeth, wife of John 
Gould, £20; to Honour Huling, daughter of 
Alexander Huling, £5; to son William, all 
lands remaining, housing and rest of personal 

The inventory of his personal estate, amount- 
ing to £368, 9s., lOrf., included beds, churn, 
wearing apparel, hat, gloves, pewter, 4 oxen, 
12 cows, 7 three years, 3 two years, 5 horse- 
kind, 142 sheep, 50 lambs, £5, negro boy (4 
years), girl (2 years), and a negro 17 years, 
cart, etc. 

In the year 1697, the Friends Yearly Meet- 
ing for New England appointed the following 
named persons a committee to collect funds 
for the completton of the Friends Meeting 
House in Boston, viz.: In Newport, John 
Easton and Wm. Allen; in Portsmouth, Jacob 
Mott and Matthew Borden; in Jamestown, 
Ebenezer Slocum; in Kings Town, Joseph 
Hull and Wm. Gardner; in Warwick, Benja- 
min Barton; in Providence, Daniel Abbott; 
in Swansea, Wm. Chase; in Sandwich, Wm. 
Alden and Daniel Butler; and in Dartmouth, 
John Tucker and Jacob Mott, jr., as is learned 
from a historical account of the Friends 
Meeting House, Boston, published in Boston, 
in 1874. 

William' Gardner, d. 1711, farmer, tanner 
and currier, of Kingstown, E. I. [of George'], 
m. Elizabeth , who d. 1737, and had: 

1. William', Jr , dwelt S. Kingstown, R. I., m. 
by Ephraim Gardiner, Justice, in S. Kingstown, 
E. I., 19 May 1744, Freelove Joslin, and had: 
(1.) Clarke, b. 3 Aug. 1737; he with his brother 
Thomas owned fisheries on Boston Neck, E. I.; 
was lost at sea wben his dau. Freelove was about 
12 years old; m. by William Waite, Justice, in 
S. Kingstown, 1 Nov. 1759, Amie Lillibridge. 
(2.) Thomas, b. 7 Mar. 1738-9, kept a tavern 
on Boston Neck, S. Kingstown, R. I., was a cap- 
tain in the American Army during the Eevolu- 
tionary war, stationed to defend the bridge near 
his abode and keep the British from coming up 
the sound; d. Eensselaerville, X. Y , probably 
the Thomas who m. by Jeremiah Crandall, Jus- 
tice, in S. Kingstown, E. I., 4 Feb. 1765, Abi- 
gail Parker. (3.) Stephen, b. 7 June 1740. 
(4.) Mary, b. 13 Feb. 1744-5. (5.) Desire, b. 
26 Nov. 1749. (6.) Gideon, b. 15 Nov. 1751. 

2. Amr', b. before 1690, d. 12 Sept. 1710, m. 
1700±, (as 1st wife) Joseph Hull of Kings 
Town, E. I., 1670-1748 [of Joseph \ Tristram% 
Joseph'], and had: (1.) Ann, b. 26 Oct. 1702, 
living at date of husbands will of 29 Nov. 1758; 



m. 27 Apr. 1721, Kobert Knowles of S. Kings- 
town, K. I., who d. 1759, leaving a valuable 
estate, son of William and Alice (Fish) Knowles 
[of Henry]. (2.) William, b. 9 June 1705. (3.) 
Alice, b. 28 May 1708. 

3. Elizabeth, m. John Gould. 

4. Rebecca, b. after 1693. 

5. Susannah. 

6. Dorcas. 

7. Tabitha. 

8. Eachel. 

9. John' (not mentioned in father's will; 

mother's name said to have been Alice ), 

d. -- Aug. 1800, aged over 80; was a weaver; m. 
Wilkinson, sister to the wife of Jere- 
miah Browning. There is a tradition that 
John's wife once pushed a colored boy off the 
wharf into the Narragansett Bay, and that the 
man (John Gardner) whom she afterward 
married helped rescue him. (Descendants later.) 

10. Allen, brother to John'. (Perhaps sons by 
a former wife Alice, but not mentioned in will.) 

In old times the taverns were sometimes called 
Ordinaries. On Sept. 26, 1709, a Town Meeting 
was called to elect Eepresentatives to the Gen- 
eral Assembly and was held at the house of 
William Gardiner, Ordinary keeper in South 

John" Gardiner, of Kings (now Washing- 
ton) Co., E. I., weaver [of William", George'], 
m. Wilkinson and had: 

1. William*, h. 1 Aug. 1743, in S. Kingstown, 
E. I., d. in the town of Otsego, N. Y., m. Sarah 
Watson, b. 11 Jan. 1713-4, d. Eensselaerville, 
N. Y., dau. of Jeffrey' and Bathsheba (Smith) 
Watson [of John', John'], and had: (1.) Wil- 
kinson, m'. Hannah Allen, who d. Eensselaer- 
ville, N. Y. ; m". Brewster, who d. s. p.; 

m'. (2.) William, dwelt Eens- 
selaerville,) now Westerlo), Albany Co., N. Y., 
and there d.; m. Jane St. John [of Matthew]. 
(3.) Elisha Watson, b. 8 of 5 mo. 1779, in S. 
Kingstown, E. I., became member of Farming- 
ton Monthly Meeting of Friends by certificate 
from Eensselaerville, M. M., dated 26 of 1 mo. 
1815, d. Farmington, N. Y., 15 of 12 mo. 1869, 
m. in Eensselaerville, N. Y., 19 of 4 mo. 1801, 
Sarah Pattison, b. 8 of 7 mo. 1785, d. 20 of 12 
mo. 1851, dau. of Sunderland" and Sarah (Utter) 
Pattison [of Thos'.J. To their son, the late 
Sunderland P. Gardner, of Farmington, N. Y., 
we are indebted for valuable information con- 
cerning this branch. (4.) Mary, m. William 
Stanton, a silversmith, who d. in Eochester, N. 

Y. (5.) Bathsheba, m. Briggs, of Block 

Island. (6.) Mercy, m. John Knowles. (7.) 
Amy, d. 8 of 6 mo, 1841, aged 54 years, 3 mos., 
20 days, m. John Sheffield. 

2. Mary' (twin of Wm.), b. I.Aug. 1743, 
in S. Kingstown, E. I., d. Blenheim, N. Y., 

m. in Ehode Island, and had 

among others a son, Wilkinson, and another 

son who was a christian minister, 

also daughters in Blenheim. 

3. John*, h. 17 June 1745 in S. Kingstown, 
E. I., lived on Ehode Island, at or near 
Newport, and owned slaves there, also ships 
and was engaged in trading to the West 
Indies, but meeting with heavy losses soon 
after the Eevolutionary War, he removed 
with the most of his family and about 20 of 
his slaves to a place on Schoharrie creek in 
Albany Co., N. Y. He afterwards removed 
with his family to Hector, Ontario (now 
Schuyler) Co., N. Y., between Seneca and 
Cayuga lakes and finally to Big Tree (now 
Geneseo), locating on a farm on the west side 
of Genesee river near the site of the present 
village of Avon, N. Y., and there resided 
until the death of his wife, and, beside his own 
place, managed a tract of Wadsworth's land 
at Canawaugus or Cannewaygus on the Genesee 
river. Several of his slaves remained with 
him voluntarily after their emancipation by 
act of the New York Legislature. He d. in 

Farmington, N. Y., Sept. 1815, and was 

buried 1st in Welcome Herendeens' orchard, 
whence, about 1832, his youngest son, J. Haz- 
zard Gardner of Genesee Co., moved his grave 
to the Gardner family burying ground, Elba, 
N. Y. The spot is marked by 2 large granite 
slabs. Four adjoining farms in the northern 
part of Genesee Co., N. Y., were contracted 
for and afterward became the homesteads of 
his 4 sons, John, J. Watson, G. Washington, 
and J. Hazzard Gardner. The 1st and 4th of 
these lie upon the west or Oakfield side of 
the town line established when that town was 
set off from Elba in 1842, and the other 2 
farms adjoined these upon the east. He m. 
(by William Potter, justice), in S. Kingstown, 
E. I., 30 Apr. 1767, Bathsheba Watson, b. 16 
Sept. 1748, d. Batavia (now Elba), N. Y., 23 
Aug. 1812, dau. of Jeffrey" and Bathsheba 
(Smith) Watson of S. Kingstown, E. I. [of 
John", John']. (Descendants later.) 

4. Allen {or Ala7i), b. 3 June 1748, in S. 
Kingstown, E. I. 

5. Abigail, d. Washington Co., E. I., m. 
Nicholas Northrup of Washington Co., E. I. 

John* Gardner, 1745-1815, of Washington 
Co., E. I., and Livingston Co., N. Y. [of John", 
William", George'], m. 1767 Bathsheba Watson, 
1748-1812 [of Jeffrey', John", John'], and had: 

1. John', was a great reader; his nephew J. 
H. Gardner of Centreville, Mich., says: " Uncle 
John Gardner had a wonderful memory, and 
when I was a boy I was fond of going to hear 
him tell of their pioneer days. He could read 
a book and then relate all the incidents it 
treated and almost whole chapters verbatim." 
He and his brothers J. Watson, G. Washington, 
and J. Hazard with their families (except that 
of G. Washington, who was then unmarried) 



settled in the town of Batavia in the northern 
part of Genesee Co., N. Y., in the year 1811, 
contracting with the Holland company for 4 
adjoining farms, those of John and J. Hazard 
being in the part of the town which on 11 Apr. 
1842 was set off from the town of Elba, and 
erected into the town of Oakfield. John's deed 
was dated Oct. 1, 1819. He m. Elizabeth 
Adams (called Betsey), who d. 24 Aug. 1832, 
aged 60, and was buried near the residence. 
They had: (1.) John, d. 24 July 1816 in 22d 
year of his age, unm. (2.) Joseph, d. 1854 in 
Ottawa, 111., m'. 1824 ± Lucy Turner, who d. 27 
Sept. 1828, aged 25 years; m'. Anna'' (Laing) 
Lundy, b. 26 of 7_mo. 1804, d. E. Oakfield, N. 
Y., widow of Daniel Lundy and dau. of John' 
and Achsah (Lundy) Laing [of John*, SamueP, 
William-, John']. (3.) Lydia, b. 1801 ±, d. 
Kingston, DeKalb Co., 111., s. p., m. 1820±, 
Harry Holmes [of Peter]. (4.) William 
Eobinson, (called Eobi'son) b. 6 Feb. 1799 in 
Eensselaerville, Albany Co., N. Y., d. E. Oak- 
field, N. Y., 6 June 1882, m. 11 Sept. 1823, 
Harriet B. Nott, b. 16 Sept. 1802, Salisbury, 
Conn., died 12 April, 1895 [of Giles]. (5.) 
Eliza, dw. DeKalb Co., 111., P. O. Kirkville, m. 
Ira Dibble. (6.) Abraham Vincent, d. 1853± 
in DeKalb Co., 111., of cholera, m. Catharine 

Busch. (7.) Mary, m. (8.) Allen, 

d, 1855± in DeKalb Co., 111., unm. (9.) Eme- 
line, m. John Griffin, a native of Ireland, who 
was drowned in Kishawawkie river in 111. before 

2. Jeffrey Watson' Gardner, b. 2 Feb. 1775 
on Boston Neck, in S. Kingstown, R. I., located 
in Schuyler Co., N. Y., 15 May 1804, and in 
Batavia (now Elba), Genesee Co., N. Y., 10 Jan. 
1811, obtained deed to his farm there from the 
Holland Co. 26 July 1819; united with the 
Society of Friends in Elba, and there d. 25 Aug. 
1853; m. 1800±, Freelove"' Gardner, b. 2 Jan. 
1775, d. 28 Aug. 1855, dau. of Clark* and Amie 
(Lillibridge) Gardner, of Kings (now Wash- 
ington) Co., R. I. [of William', William", 
George'] and had: (1.) Bathsheba, b. 15 Julv 
1801, d. 22 Jan. 1836 in Elba, N. Y., m. 19 Dec. 
1820 Joel Gardner, b. 12 Feb. 1798 in Eens- 
selaerville, N. Y., d. in Alexander, N. Y., 5 May 
1878, son of Abiel and Polly (Jewell) Gardner 
[of Thos*., Wm'., Wm-., George']. (2.) John 
Champlain, b. 15 May 1804 in Hector, Seneca 
(now Schuyler) Co., N. Y., d. Oakfield, N. Y, 
29 May 1882 s. p.; he was justice of the p^ace 
in Oakfield for many years; member of New 
York assembly in 1849; m'. 26 July 1832 Atha 
Field, b. 12 May 18U6; d. 6 Aug. 1861; m^ 5 
Mar. 1865 (former wife's sister) Harriet D. 
(Field) Hoose, b. 3 Oct. 1821. d. 7 Aug 1870; 
m'. 18 Oct. 1872 Jane Britton, b. 4 Jan. 1811. 
(3.) Amy, b. 25 Dec. 1805, d. 18 Apr. 1873, 
unm. (4.) Jeffrey Watson, Jr., b. 5 Feb. 
1808 in Schuyler Co., N. Y., dwelt Elba, N. Y., 
and there d. 1 May 1882; m. 11 July 1875 

Martha Minerva (Turner) At water, b. 10 July 
1845, dau. of Chancy P. Turner of Livonia, N. 
Y". [of Deacon William], and widow of Eli N. 
Atwater of Middlebury, N. Y. (5.) Mary, b. 11 
Jan. 1811 in Batavia (now Elba), N. Y., m. 5 
May 1836 William G\ Bradley, b. 22 Mar. 1814, 

d. 1894, son of Eeuben' and Thankful 

(Foster) Bradley [of Adad']. (6.) Mercy, b. 
16 June 1812, d. 11 May 1876, s. p.; m. 1860± 
(as 2d wife) Daniel Strinaham, son of Isaac and 

Nancy. (7.) Betsy, b. 3 Feb 1814, d 1865, 

m. Milen Perry. (8.) William C, b. 10 Oct. 
1816, d. 10 July 1853. (9.) Freelove, b. 28 
Mar. 1818, d. 12 Aug. 1850, unm. (10.) Han- 
nah, b. 4 Mar. 1821, d. 26 Jan. 1845, unm; was 

3. George Washington' Gardner, b.l3 Mar. 
1785 in Washington Co., E. I,, was in Batavia 
(now Elba), N. Y., as early as the spring of 
1810, acquired title to his homestead there by 
deed from the Holland Company 24 June 1824, 
for the sum of $980.70; the tract comprised lots 
2 and 4 in section 7, township 13, range 2, con- 
taining 239-^- acres. His first dwelling, of logs, 
stood near the old well north of the few old 
apple trees adjoining the orchard planted about 
1860 by Nathan Shotwell on land conveyed in 
1868 by P. McPhillips to Stephen Vail the 
present owner of the homestead. In 1827 he 
erected the roomy and substantial double-silled 
frame dwelling house which is yet standing 
little altered in external appearance, except that 
a wing has been added at the northwest corner, 
but the portion of the great chimney below the 
attic floor, with its 7 fire-places — 3 on each floor, 
and one in the basement beside the bake oven — 
has been removed by the present owner. His 
heirs in alienating the westei'n portion of the 
estate in 1882 have reserved the family burying 
ground, a few rods southwest of the old mansion 
for the descendants of John and Bathsheba 
(Watson) Gardner and their husbands and 
wives. In September and October 1835 he 
visited Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, 
making the journey on horseback, his son J. 
H. keeping an interesting " journal of business" 
on the farm during his absence. On his way 
back he bought 2 tracts of land in southern 
Michigan, one in St. Joseph Co., which became 
the home of his son J. H. ; the other in Cass 
Co., where his dau. Elizabeth and family resided 
for many years. He was very fond of arbor 
culture, and planted several rows of shade and 
ornamental trees across portions of his place, 
some of which together with fragments of his 
ample orchards and the residence remain to 
this day. He and his 1st wife united with the 
Society of Friends in Elba, about 1821, and he 
continued a liberal-minded member with the 
branch called Orthodox until his death which 
occurred 17 of 7 mo. 1849. He was a man of 
large-hearted hospitality and general benevo- 



He m'. -__. 1814, Phebe Nairn Garbutt, b 
1 Oct. 1784, d. 9 of 9 mo. 1828, dau. of Zacha- 
riati and Phebe ( Nairn ) Garbutt, of Wheatland, 
N. Y. Her father was an extensive shoemaker 
in the city of Newcastle on Tine, Northumber- 
land Co., Eng., whence, between 1784 and 1790 
he removed to New York, dwelt for a time in 
the neighborhood of Sing Sing, and near the 
close of the 18th century settled in the town of 
Wheatland, N. Y. G. W. Gardner m-'. at his 
residence in Elba, N. Y., 11 March 1830 Diana 
Berry, b. 31 July 1810, dwells with eldest 
daughter at Concord, Mich., dau. of Jonathan 
and Bathsheba (Green) Berry. (Children 
later. ) 

Gen. McClure commanding the American 
forces at Ft. George on the west bank of 
Niagara river about 1 mile from Lake Ontario 
abandoned that post 12 Dec. 1813, on the 
approach of the British; having on 10 Dec. 
reduced the Canadian village of Newark (now 
Niagara), at the mouth of the river, to ashes. 
On December 19 a force of British and Indians 
surprised and gained possession of Ft. N iagara 
on the American side opposite Newark, and in 
revenge for the burning of the latter, the 
villages of Youngstown (1 mile south of Ft. 
Niagara), Lewiston (6 miles farther south), 
Manchester (now Niagara Falls), and the 
Indian Tuscarora village (3 or four miles east 
from Lewiston) were reduced to ashes, and on 
the 30th Black Eock and BufPalo were burned. 
These events caused many of the settlers on the 
Holland Purchase, among them J. Watson 
Gardner, to move their families to the Genesee 
river for safety, but the brothers, G. Washing- 
ton, and J. Hazard having on their places 
considerable live stock, remained in Genesee 
Co., to care for the same, relying upon the 
friendly Tonawanda Indians to apprise them 
of the approach of the British and their savage 

4. Jeremiah Hazard' Gardner, b. 11 May 
1790, his son G. W. is authority for the state- 
ment that he moved into Genesee Co., in the 
winter of 1811-12, secured from the Holland 
Company a tract of land which he sold in the 
autumn of 1812, going back to Ontario Co., but 
returned in 1820 and bought the same land and 
thereon continued to reside until his death, 
which occurred while on a visit in Kaisin town- 
ship, Lenawee Co., Mich., on 2 or 4 of 12 mo. 
1838; m. in Palmyra. N. Y., 28 Nov. 1811, 
Harriet Pattison, b. 12 Dec. 1792, d. 22 Feb. 
1878, dau. of Sunderland and Sarah (Utter) 
Pattison [of ThomasJ and had: (1.) George 
Washington, b. 27 Mar. 1813, d. E. Oakfield, N. 
Y., 5 Jan. 1879, m. 11 Feb. 1839, Miriam For- 
bush Grimes, b. 19 Jan. 1818, d. 19 July 1843. 
dau. of George and Polly (Forbush) Grimes of 
Walworth, Wayne Co., N. Y. (2.) Sarah Ann, 
b. 23 Apr. 1815, d. 8 Aug. 1834, m. 11 July 

1833 (as 1st wife), Edmond Foster Bradley, b. 
18 Jan. 1810, d. 20 Nov. 1884, son of Eeuben 
and Thankful (Foster) Bradley. (3.) William 
Clark, b. 4 July 1817. supposed to have died in 
California about 1857, m'. (14 Dec. 1837, Pru- 
dence Shotwell Vail, b. 1 of 1 mo. 1818, d. 12 of 

2 mo. 1842, dau. of Moses' and Mercy (Pound) j 
Vail, of E. Oakfield, N. Y. [of Samuel", Stephen^, j 
Esther* Smith, Sarah' Shotwell, John', Abra- j 
ham']; m". Euhamah Spoor; ml Hannah : 
Shapley. (4.) Jeremiah H., Jr., b. 24 Oct. 
1819, d. 15 Dec. 1842, m. 20 June 1839, Dinah 1 
Busch. (5.) Sunderland Pattison, b. 2i Nov. | 
1821, d. 6 May 1884, m'. 28 Dec. 1842, Sarah I 
Ann Churchill, who d. 1860; ml Sarah Harn- 
mond. (6.) John Wilkinson, called California 
John, b. 27 Mar. 1824, m'. Irene Coon; ml 
Ellen (Harper) Fuller. (7.) Harriet Pattison, 

b. 29 Apr. 1826, d. at the residence of her son 
Jerry Hazard Vail, Eochester, N. Y., 3 Aug. 
1889; m\ 28 Dec. 1842, Samuel Ml Vail, b. 14 
of 7 mo. 1819, son of Moses' and Mercy (Pound) 
Vail [of Samuel'', Stephen", Esther* Smith, 
Sarah' Shotwell, Johnl Abraham'] ; ml A. 
Edwin Jaquith of Oakfield, N. Y. (8.) Dorcas 
Pattison, b. 13 May 1828, d. 25 Feb. 1837. (9.) 
Elias Hicks, b. 7 Apr. 1830, dwells Pittsburgh, 
Mich., m. Mary Johnson. 

5. Bathshebn\ b. 20 of 9 mo. 1769, d. in 
Farmington, N. Y. ; m. Champlain' Gardner, b. 
18 of 8 mo. 1768, in S. Kingstown, Kings (now 
Washington) Co., E. I., d. 25 of 6 mo. 1846, in 
Farmington, N. Y., son of Clarke* and Amie 
(Lillibridge) Gardner [of Wml Wml Geo'.], 
and had: (1.) William, b. 14 of 9 mo. 1800, d. 

3 of 11 mo. 1821, unm. 

6. Mercy', b. 1 of 1 mo. 1773, d. in Wal- 
worth, N. Y., 31 of 3 mo. 1858, m. in S. Kings- 
town, E. I., Welcome Herendeen, b. 18 of 4 mo. 
1769, son of Nathan and Huldah. After 
Welcome's death Mercy lived with her son 
Nathan in Farmington till his death, and after- 
ward with her daughter Elizabeth Smith in 
Walworth. Mercy and Welcome had: (1.) 
Wilkinson, who m. Caroline Arnold (2 ) Eliza- 
beth, who m. Daniel Smith, son of George. 
(3.) Nathan G., b. 21 of 2 mo. 1813, m. Jane 
Sage [of Giles]. 

7. Desire^, m. Levi Hoag b. 13 of 12 mo. 
1779, in Dutchess Co., N. Y., settled in Elba, 
N. Y., acquiring title to land there 3 July 1823; 
d. 1874± in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and had: 
(1.) Abigail, m'. 1830±, James Eobsou who d. 
1831 ± , son of Michael; ml 1833 ± , Asa Aldrich, 
son of Wanton and Amy" (Shotwell) Aldrich of 
Elba [of Eichardl Benj*., John', John=, Abr'.]. 
(2.) Sarah, 1799-1869, an acknowledged min- 
ister among Friends; m. Benjamin" Shotwell, 
1793-1869, son of Eichard' and Mary (Martin) 
Shotwell of Elba, N. Y. [of Benjl, Jnol, Jnol, 

Abr'.]. (3.) Mercy, m'. Mason; ml 

(4.) Benjamin, d. 1831±, m. 

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1830 ± Anna P'. Shotwell, 1815-1881, dau. of 
Isaac M". and Edna C. (Pound) Shotwell, 
of Elba, N. Y. [of Kichard', Benj\, John», 
John", Abr'.]. (5.) Bathsheba, m. (as 1st wife) 
Nehemiah Hull. (6.) Levi, Jr., b. 11 of 2 mo. 

1819, m. Jedida (7.) Mary Ann, b. 

18 of 6 mo. 1819, (error in this or preceding 
date), m. Russel Wing. (8.) John G., m. 27 
of 6 mo. 1821, Eunice Douglass, b. 9 of 3 mo. 
1801, dau. of Asa and Abigail (Hardy) Douglass 

8. Dorcas', b. 22 of 8 mo. 1782 in S. Kings- 
town, R. I., m. Sunderland^ Pattison, Jr., b. 19 
of 2 mo, 1779, son of Sunderland" and Sarah 
(Utter) Pattison, of Dutchess Co., N. Y. [of 
Thomas' and Elizabeth (Sunderland) Pattison J. 
He was a miller in Farmington, N. Y. He and 
wife Dorcas and 2 minor sons George and Will- 
iam having removed and settled in the township 
of JVIarengo, Calhoun Co., Mich., became mem- 
bers of Plymouth M. M. of Hicksite Friends by 
certificate from Farmington M. M. dated 23 of 
11 mo. 1887. The children were: (1.) Eliza- 
beth, b. 20 of 4 mo. 1801 in Eensselaerville, N. 
Y., d. in Farmington, N. Y., m. George Wilber, 
who d. in Farmington, N. Y. (2.) Mercy, b. 12 
of 8 mo. 1803 in Hector, Seneca Co., N. Y., d 
Marengo, Mich., 12 Dec. 1885, s. p., m'. Alvah 
Wanzer; m". Benson Ford; m'. Julius Foster. 
(3.) Sunderland Gardner Pattison, called 
Gardner, born 13 of 9 mo. 1811 in Palmyra, N. 
Y.; dw. Marengo, Calhoun Co., Mich., and there 
d. 19 Aug. 1882 ±; m.' in Pittsford, Monroe 
Co., N. Y., 10 Sept. 1831, Anna Maria Smith, 
b. 25 of 5 mo. 1813, in Farmington, N. Y., d. 
Marengo, Mich., 2 Oct. 1877, dau. of Peter and 
Ruth (Browu) Smith of Farmington, N. Y., 
and granddaughter of Dr. david and Sarah 

(Ballon) Brown of R. I. He m". 

(4.) Welcome H., b. 23 of 11 mo. 1814. (5.) 
George Washington, b. 5 of 5 mo. 1817 in 
Farmington, N. Y., was founder and proprietor 
of various periodicals, and laterally dealer in 
old books at No. 35 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 
residing at " Orchard Hill " near Birmingham, 

Mich., m.' Mary Ann Wright, who d. , 

dau. of Benj. and Sarah ( ) Wright of 

Marengo, Mich.; m". Julia A. (Wright) Sturgis, 
sister to former wife. (6.) Amy, b. 25 of 9 mo. 

1820. (7.) William Gardner, b. 15 of 8 mo. 
1822, dwells Kalamazoo, Mich.; m. Nancy Ben- 
son, dau. of Abijah and Bernecia (Lapham) 
Benson, of Marengo, Mich., natives of Vermont. 
(8.) Dorcas, G., b. 7 of 3 mo. 1825 in Farm- 
ington, N. Y. At the separation in 1828 the 
following were among the members of Farm- 
ington M. M. who remained with the party 
called Hicksite Friends: Sunderland, Dorcas, 
Sunderland G., Welcome, George, and William 
Pattison, Mercy Wanzer, and Elizabeth AVilber. 

9. Abigail, removed with her husband to 
Ohio as early as 1818, settling at Goshen, and 


becoming a member of Salem (Ohio) M. M by 
certificate from Farmington, M. M. dated 25 of 5 
mo. 1820; m. (as 1st wife) Scott (or Hugh Scott 
E.) Fuller and had: ( 1) Ervin, dw. Rolla, Phelps 

Co., Mo., m. Nancy (2.) Abigail, d. 

Walworth, N. Y., m. Abel Smith, son of Wil- 

George Washington" Gardner, 1785-1849, 
of Elba, N . Y. [of John\ John ', William=, George'], 
m'. 1814±,Phebe N. Garbutt, 1784-1828 [of 
Zachariah], and had: 

1. Jeremiah Hazard", b. 4 Sept. 1818 in 
Batavia (now Elba), Genesee Co., N. Y., was 
educated at Wyoming, N. Y. The pursuit of 
agriculture and land surveying have been his 
chief occupations, and united with industry 
and thrift have largely added to his moderate 
inheritance. He came first to Michigan in 
1838 and commenced work upon his " Forest 
Home Farm" in Lockport township near 
Centerville, Mich., purchased by his father in 
1835, to which he removed 1 July 1840. In 
1841 he assisted in surveying a tract at and 
about the site of the present city of Petoskey, 
going thither by water from Michigan City. 
He was county Surveyor of St. Joseph Co., 
for 16 yeara and has held the positions of 
county commissioner, township supervisor, 
highway commissioner, director of First 
National Bank of Three Rivers, and for several 
years purchasing agent for the St. Joseph 
county grange, of the order of the Patrons of 
Husbandry; in politics he is a Republican and 
has long been one of the foremost men in 
the community where he resides. His efforts 
and plans were efficiently seconded and promoted 
by his worthy and capable wife. He m. in St. 
Joseph Co., Mich., 8 Oct. 1844, Anna Thomson, 
b. 22 Jan. 1825, in Rochester, N. Y., came to 
Dearborn, Wayne Co., Mich., in 1835, and to 
Constantine, St. Joseph Co., Mich., in 1837. On 
3 Dec. 1888 she went to Whittier, near Los Ange- 
les, Cal., for the advantage of her health, and 
there d. 30 Dec. 1888, at the residence of George 
W. Hazzard. Her body was brought back to the 
family residence, about two miles north of Cen- 
treville, where she had dwelt since 1844, and was 
laid to rest in Prairie River Cemetery, Centreville, 
on Thursday, 10 Jan. 1889, the funeral being con- 
ducted by Rev. A. Paige Peeke. Her fidelity in 
all relations of life and her excellences of char- 
acter are well known. She was daughter of John 
and Ann (Wheeler) Thompson of Rochester, N. 
Y. J. H. and Anna (Thompson) Gardner had: 
( 1. ) Isabel, b. Elba, N. Y. 1846 ± , married 15 April 
1895 Volney J. Patchin of Centreville, Mich. ; (2. ) 
PhebeAnn.b. St. Joseph Co., Mich. 1851 ± ; (3.) 
Arthur W., b. 1854 ± , all of whom, except Isbael, 
dwell with their father near Centreville, Mich., 
unm. The mother's sister Harriet (Thompson) 
Albright's youngest 2 children, Elwin T. and 
Nellie, were after their mother's death given a 



home in this family and reared with all the care 
and solicitude that parental love could supply 
until prepared to enter life's battles for them- 
selves. In 1836, J. H. Gardner, with his father 
and stepmother visited Michigan. At Buffalo 
they fell in company with William Macy of New 
York City, and journeyed together by steamboat 
to Monroe, and thence by a hired wagon to 
Tecumseh, where they parted. Macy went on 
farther west, and bought two sections of land 
near Three Rivers and other lands in other coun- 
ties. About thirty years afterward his sons 
deeded the lands near Three Rivers to J. H. 
Gardner, who has since sold them out to Ger- 
mans, and tbey are now nice farms. 

2.^ Elizabeth", h. 29 of 4 mo. 1822 in Elba, 
N. Y., she and her family removed to Michigan 
in 1844, and were among the pioneer settlers of 
Mason township, Cass Co., Mich., where they 
located upon a tract of land previously pur- 
chased by her father chiefly with means from 
her mother's estate; here they remained until 
13 July 1881, when having sold this farm, they 
removed to the vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., and 
thence in Nov. 1890, to California, locating on a 
farm one mile north of the village of Santa 
Maria, 12 miles from the coast, where she d. 11 
Jan. 1892. She m. 28 Dec. 1843 Benjamin 
Worth, b. 1824 at Niagara. N. Y., and had: (1.) 
George W., b. 16 Sept. 1846, served in the War 
of the Rebellion to its close, d. . _ Mar. 1873, m. 
23 Dec. 1866, Sophronia M. Curtis, b. 1849, dau. 
of Jothan Curtis of Adamsville, Mich. (2.) 
John L., b. 17 Sept. 1849, m. 15 Sept. 1869, 
Laura J. Kingsley. (3.) Frances A., b. 24 July 
1852, d. 5 Aug. 1873, unm. (4.) Jerome B., b. 
12 Sept. 1854, dw. Santa Maria, Cal. unm. (5.) 
Oscar G., b. 1 Mar. 1857, d. Ogden, Utah 
1893 ±, m. 13 Oct. 1884, Lizzie M. Kelley, b. 7 
Dec. 1856 [of Henderson N.]. (6.) Alice A., 
b. 16 Feb. 1859, d. 29 June 1875. (7.) Ella E., 
b. 21 Sept. 1861, m. 24 June 1883 Louis Blanc. 
(8.) Ida E., b. 24 Jan. 1864, d. 1 May 1870. 
(9.) Mina E., b. 2 Feb. 1867, d. Santa Maria, 
Cal 1892, m. Hugh Smith. 

3. George W., Jr., b. 23 of 10 mo. 1824, d. 1 
of 4 mo 1825. 

George Washington' Gardner, 1785-1849, 
ml 1830 Diana Berry, b. 1810 dau. of Jonathan 
and Bathsheba (Greene) Berry, and had: 

4. Bathsheba Phebe' (called Phebe B.), b. 
23 of 2 mo. 1831, dwells Concord, Mich., m. 2 of 
5 mo. 1850, Nathan' Shotwell, b. 1826, son of 
Isaac M". and Edna C. (Pound) Shotwell [of 
Richard', Benjamin', John^, John", Abraham']. 
For fuller sketch and children, see part II. 

5. Malinna Amf, b. 4 of 6 mo. (June) 1833 
in Elba, N. Y., removed in 1853 to Parma town- 
ship, Jackson Co., Mich., and thence about 1867 
to the western half of section 19 in Sandstone 
township, about 2 miles north of the village of 
Parma, and there d. 7 Mar. 1883, and was 
interred in the Gardner family burying ground 

in the western part of the town of Elba, Gene- 
see Co., N.Y.; m. inElba,N.Y., 1852 

Oliver Bliss Hunn, b. 25 June 1826, in Spring- 
field, Mass., d. 18 May 1884 in Sandstone town- 
ship, buried in Parma cemetery, son of Ephraim 
Hunn of Genesee Co., N. Y. They had: (1.) 
Mabel Alice (called Bell), b. 19 June 1854, 
dwells Albion, Mich., m. 18 Feb. 1874, Win- 
field Scott' Gardner, b. 16 Jan. 1847, in Elba, 
N. Y., son of John" and Maranda (Smith) 
Gardner of Litchfield, Mich, [of AbieP, 
Thomas*, William^ William-. George'], and had: 
(a.) Lena Ann, b. 19 Sept. 1879, d. 7 Mar. 1880. 
(b.) Ray, b. 21 Aug. 1881. (c.) Iva Ann, b. 6 
Aug. 1884. (2.) Gardner Albert, b. 18 Jan. 
1857, d. 18 July 1858. (3.) Gardner Lincoln, 
b. 7 July 1861, dw. Parma, Mich., m. 23 Nov. 
1881, Mary Hawes, b. 8 Oct. 1862, dau. of 
Joseph and Mary Ann (Woodliff) Hawes of 
Concord township, Jackson Co., Mich., natives 
of England, and had: (a) Leroy Oliver, b. 20 
June 1883. (b) George Joseph, b. 27 Sept. 
1888. (c) Howard B.., b. 29 Oct. 1891. (4.) 
Edward Rice, b. 4 Aug. 1865, d. 25 Aug. 1891, m. 
11 Feb. 1885, Caroline Estella Welch, b. __ May 
1867, dau. of George and Prudence (Jones) 
Welch of Spring Arbor township, Jackson 
Co., Mich., and had: (a) Malinna Ann, b. 8 
Oct. 1885, d. 11 Oct. 1886. (b) Edna, b. 5 Aug. 
1888. (c.) Edward R., b. 25 Mar. 1891. 

6. George Milton\ b. 23 of 6 mo. 1835 in 
Elba, N. Y., entered the drug store of Berry & 
Hart in Adrian, Mich., 1 June 1851, remaining 
there 3i years and mastering the business of a 
practical druggist, graduated in June 1855 from 
Bryant, Spencer, Lusk & Stratton Commercial 
College, Cleveland, O. ; visited in Michigan 
until January 1856 when he returned to his 
native place; took an active part in the first 
National Republican campaign, casting his 
first vote for Freemont and Dayton, and has 
since continued his allegiance to the princi- 
ples of that G. O. P. Bought the central 
portion of the old homestead 30 Aug. 1856, 
and there followed the occupation of farming 
until the autumn of 1861, when he sold his 
farm in Elba, and visited Michigan in the 
winter of 1861-2; but returning to E. Oak- 
field N. Y., ran the sawmill of his father-in- 
law for one year. Removing with his family 
to Adrian, Mich., in the spring of 1863, he 
engaged in the flour, feed, and commission 
business with his mother's cousin Frank 
Green who died in July following. Closing 
the business there in September 1863, he 
bought the drug store of C. C. Blakeslee in 
Jonesville, Mich., which business he followed 
until early in 1870 when he sold his stock to 
Dr. G. Chaddock and spent that summer on 
the farm of George Gardner, in Scipio 
township. Returning to Jonesville in the 
autumn, he commenced the news and sub- 
scription business in the postoffice there and 




about two years later again embarked in the drug 
trade. He was president of the village of 
Jonesville 1866-7, marshal and recorder 1872; 
made a member of LaFayette Lodge No. 16, 
F. & A.. M. of Jonesville, Mich., 1863; Master 
Mason 1864; Eoyal Arch Mason of Jonesville 
Chapter No. 8, 1865; Royal and Select 
Master, Jonesville Council No. 5, 1866; 
resumed the pursuit of agriculture on a 40 
acre farm adjoining that of his father-in-law 
in the township of Scipio, Mich., in 1874. 
Became a member of Litchfield Grange No. 
107 of the order of Patrons of Husbandry in 
Jan. 1876, and during most of the succeeding 
14 years was purchasing agent for this asso- 
ciation, was elected Master of the Grange in 
1888. In May 1880 he removed to a farm 
which he purchased in section 12 of Litch- 
field township, making a specialty of stock 
rearing. Disposing of this place in 1890, he 
removed to the village of Litchfield, and 
thence in the summer of 1891, to Parma, and 
finally, 1892, to Jackson, Mich., was elected 
justice of the peace in Litchfield in spring of 
1891, and in Jackson in 1894-'95; is engineer 
and starchmaker for Potter M'fg Co.; dw. 206 
W. Biddle St., Jackson. 

He m. at the residence of Harry Field, J. 
P. in E. Oakfield, N. T., 28 Feb. 1857, Jane 
Elizabeth' Gardner, b. 19 Feb. 1840, in Elba, 
N. Y., dau. of George" and Mary V. (Pugsley) 
Gardner, of Hillsdale Co., Mich., formerly oif 
Genesee Co., N. Y. [of Abiel', Thos*., Wml, 
Wm'., Geo'.], and had: (L) George Milton, 
Jr., b. 13 Jan. 1859 in Elba, N. Y., dwells 
No. 306 Webb St., Jackson, Mich., has also 
been actively identified with Republican party; 
elected alderman in second ward in 1895; occu- 
pation steel worker, foreman hoe and rake shop 
Withington, Cooley M'fg Co., m. in Litchfield, 
Mich., 7 Dec. 1880, Mary Luvilla Freeman, b. 
1 June 1860, dau. of Reuben William and Mary 
Louisa (Mead) Freeman, of Litchfield, Mich., 
and had: (a) Don Bion, b. 20 Sept. 1889. 
(b.) Gladys Mary, b. 24 June 1895. (2.) 
Minnie May, b. 9 May 1866, in Jonesville, 
Mich., dwells with parents Jackson, Mich., unm. 

7. Mary Jane, b. 13 of 5 mo. 1837 in Elba, 
N. Y., d. 11 June 1844. 


JoHN^ Watson, tailor, of N. Kingstown, R. 
I., d. 1728 (for fuller sketch see 6th and 7th 
children of George' Gardner of Newport, ante), 
m. Dorcas- Gardner, dau. of George' and Hored 
(Long) Gardner, and had: (1.) John, m. Han- 
nah (Children later.) (2.) Samuel, 

d. 1762-I-, m.' Abigail Northup, dau. of Stephen 
and Mary (Thomas) Northup; m." Hannah 
Hazard, b. .. Apr. 1714, d. 17 Dec. 1801, dau. of 
Jeremiah and Sarah (Smith) Hazard. (3.) 

William, d. 1740+, m. Mercy Helmer, dau. of 

Rouse and Mary ( ) Helmer. (4.) 

Frances, d. 1726+, m. Daniel Brown who d. 
1726. (5.) Ann, m. 1705± (as 1st wife), Peter 
Wells, 1681-1732 [of Peter]. ((J.) Herodias, 
m. 11 Apr. 1706. John Sheldon [of John]. 

John- Watson, of S. Kingstown, R. I., son of 
John' and Dorcas (Gardner) Watson, became 
freeman in Kings Town, R. I., in 1712, was 
deputy 1718 and 1721-26; on 29 Mar. 1731 he 
was appointed guardian to his neice Desire 
Brown, dau. of Daniel deceased; he m. Hannah 

and had: (1.) Hannah, b. 1 Mar. 

1703-4. (2.) Ann, b. 27 Mar. 1709. (3.) John, 
b^ 13 Mar. 1709-10. (4.) Jeffrey, b. 3 Aug. 
1712 at Kingstown, R. I., was assistant in 1746, 
7, 9, 52, and 53-5; m. by Christopher Allen, 
justice, in S. Kingstown, R. I., 30 Nov. 1732, 
Bathsheba Smith, b. 7 Apr. 1710, dau, of John' 
and Mercy (Westcott) Smith [of John", John', 
of Prudence Island]. Children later). (5.) 
Elisha, b. 14 Sept. 1714. (6.) Dorcas, b. 25 
Oct. 1716, m. by Ephraim Gardiner, justice, in 
S. Kingstown, R. I., 29 Aug. 1734, Ezekiel 
Gardiner, son of Nicholas' and Mary (Eldred) 
Gardiner, of N. Kingstown [of Nicholas", 
George']. (7.) Amie, b. 18 Oct. 1719. 

Jeffrey' Watson, b. 3 Aug. 1712, of S. 
Kingstown, R. I. [of John", John'], m. 1732, 
Bathsheba Smith, b. 1710 [of Jno'., Jno'., 
Jno.'], and had: (1.) Hannah, b. 2 June 1733, 
m. 13 Sept. 1750, Joshua Allen [of Caleb]. 
(2.) Jeffrey, Jr., b. 16 Oct. 1734, m. 24 Mar. 
1757, Hannah Gardiner, of N. Kingstown. 
(3.) Elisha, b. 10 July 1736. (4.) Mercy, b. 10 
July 1740. (5.) Dorcas, b. 5 June 1741. (6.) 
Sarah, b. 11 Jan. 1743-4, m. William' Gardner, 
son of John' and (Wilkinson) Gard- 
ner [ of Wm-., Geo.' ] ( 7. ) William", b. 25 Apr. 
1745. (8.) Bathsheba, b. 16 Sept. 1748, in S. 

Kingstown, R. I., d. 1812 in Batavia 

(now Elba), N. Y., m. 30 Apr. 1767, John* 
Gardner, 1745-1815, son of John' (weaver) and 

(Wilkinson) Gardner [of Wm'., 

George']. (For her children, see family of 
John* Gardner aiite). 

John' Smith, of Conanicut 1664, and Pru- 
dence Island 1673, d. not later than 1677. His 
widow Margaret m'. John Snook. John' Smith 
of Portsmouth (Prudence Island), R. I., and 
wife Margaret had: (1.) John, d. 17.30, m. 
Phillis Gereardy who d. 1729+, dau. of John 
and Renewed (Sweet) Gereardy. For fuller 
sketch and abstract of will the reader is referred 
to J. O. Austins Geneological Dictiona'-y of 
Rhode Island families. (2. ) Jeremiah, d. 1720, 
m. 2 Jan. 1672, Mary Gereardy who d. 1722+ 
[of John and Renewed]. (3.) Mercy, m. 
Benjamin Clarke. (4.) Hannah, d. 1712, m. 
Joseph Case, 1654-1741 [of William and Mary]. 
(5.) Daniel, d. 1707. 

John' Smith, d. 1730 of Portsmouth (Pru- 
dence Island), and S. Kingstown, R. I., 



ferryman at Boston Neck in Kings Town [of 
John'], m. Phillis Gereardy, who d. 1729+ [of 
John and Renewed (Sweet) Gereardy] and had: 
(1.) John^ m. 8 Jan. 1707-8, Mercy Westcott, 
daughter of Amos' and Deborah (Stafford) 
Westcott [of Stukeley']. (Children later.) (2.) 

Daniel. (3.) a son. (4.) Hopestill, 

m. Northup. 

JoHN^ Smith, of Kings Town, E. I. [of John", 
John'], m. 1708, Mercy Westcott [of Amos', 
Stukeley'], and had: (1.) Margaret, b. 3. Oct. 
1708. (2.) Bathsheba, b. 7 Apr. 1710, m. 30 
Nov. 1732, Jeffrey' Watson, b. 3 Aug. 1712, 
living in 1762 [of John", John']. (3.) John, b. 
26 July 1712. (4.) Mary, b. 17 July, 1715. 
(5.) Mercy, b. 5 Aug. 1717. (6.) AVilliam, b. 9 
Oct. 1719. (7.) Phillis, b. 29 Sept. 1723. 

John' Sweet, was in Salem, Mass., as early 
as 3 July 1632, when his land is described as 
" bounding Mr. Skelton's land on the north and 
near to Captain Endicott's." The name of 
" Sweet's Cove " was given to an inlet near his 
residence. In 1637 he had a grant of land in 
Providence, R. I., and after his death in 1637 
his widow Mary received a grant of land in 
Providence; returning to Salem, she had a 
grant of land the same year in that place also. 

She m=. 1638 ± , Ezekiel Holliman. The Rev. 
Hugh Peters of Salem, in a letter to the church 
at Dorchester dated 1 July 1639, alludes to her 
as one of those who had " the great censure 
passed upon them in this our church," and that 
"they wholly refused to hear the church, deny- 
ing it and all the churches in the Bay to be true 
churches," etc. Her will of 31 July 1681, proved 
the same year, gives to her son-in-law John Ger- 
eardy and daughter Renewed, his wife, both 
formerly of Warwick, now of Providence, all 
interest in her house, lot, meadow and upland 
in Warwick. 

John' Sweet and wife Mary had : (1. ) John, dw. 
Warwick, R . I. , d. 1677, m. Elizabeth, 1629-1684 + 
(2.) James, 1622-1695+, m. Mary Greene, b. 
1633+, dau. of Johnand Joan (Tattersal) Greene. 
(3.) Meribah, name changed by her step-father 
to Renewed, and she married under this latter 
name to John Gereardy, a native of Holland, 
both were living at date of her mother's will in 
1681. They had: (o)Marv. (6) John (c) 
Phillis, d. 1729+, m. John' Smith, who d. 1730 
[of John' and Margaret of Portsmouth, Prudence 
Island, R. I. ]. 

Stukeley' Westcott, b. 1592, d. 12 Jan. 
1676-7, aged about 85, as he states in will of 
same date, which was finally approved by the 
Town Council 20 years later. For an abstract 
of the same and fuller particulars than can be 
presented here, the reader is referred to Austin's 
R. I. Genealogical Dictionary, which presents 
the records of 5 children, 38 grandchildren and 
62 great-grandchildren. In 1636 he was received 
as an inhabitant and freeman at Salem, Mass. 
On 25 Dec. 1637 a house lot of 1 acre was allotted 

to him there, his family consisting of 8 persons. 
In 1638 he removed to Providence, R. I., and 
was 1 of the 12 persons who on 8 Oct. 1638 had 
a deed from Roger Williams of land which the 
latter had bought of Canonicus and Miantonomi, 
and had a lot granted him soon after. He and 
his wife were among those alluded to in the let- 
ter of Rev. Hugh Peters already mentioned. He 
was one of the twelve original members of the 
First Baptist Church in America, organized at 
Providence in 1639. On 27 July 1640 he, with 
38 others of Providence, signed an agreement 
for their civil government. Became an inhabit- 
ant of Warwick in 1648, and thenceforth was 
one of the chief men of that place. In 1654 the 
Town Council met at his house; on 25 May 1655 
he was appointed to keep a house of entertain- 
ment, a sign was to be set out at the most per- 
spicuous place; and again in 1664 he was auth- 
orized to keep an ordinary for entertainment of 
strangers during the time the King's Commis- 
sioners held court in Warwick. 

The children of Stukeley Westcott were : (1.) 
Damaris, d. 1678+, m. 17 Dec. 1640 Benedict 
Arnold, b. 21 Dec. 1615, d. 19 June 1678, son of 
William and Christian (Peak) Arnold. (2.) 

Robert, d. 1676, m. Catharine (3.) Amos, 

1631-1685 of Warwick, R. I., m'. 13 July 1667, 
Sarah Stafford, d. 1669 [of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth]; m-. 9 June 1670, Deborah Stafford, 1651- 
1706 [of Thomas and Elizabeth]. (Children 
later.) (4. ) Mercy, d, 25 Mar. 1700, m. Samuel 
Stafford, b. 1636±,d. 20 Mar. 1718 [of Thomas 
and Elizabeth]. (5.) Jeremiah, d. 1686, m. 27 
July 1665, Eleanor England, who d. 1686 [of 
William and Elizabeth ]. 

Amos- Westcott, 1631-1685, was Town Ser- 
geant in Warwick, R. I.; also held the office of 
Water Bailey, was often Juryman, and Deputy, 
and in 1662 he had a lot in the division of Pota- 
womut lands and also in the division of Toseunk 
lands. He m'. 13 July 1667 Sarah Stafford who 
d. 1669 [of Thos.], and had: (1.) Amos, 1668- 
1692 of Warwick, R. I., and Oyster Bay, N. Y. 
Amos", Sr., m". 9 June 1670, Deborah Stafford, 
1651-1706 [of Thos.], and had: (2 ) Solomon, 
d. 1711, unm. (3.) Sarah, b. 1673, m. Abraham 
Lockwood, 1670±-1747. (4.) Penelope, m. 
JamesBaker [of Thos. and Sarah]. (5.) Mercy', 
m. 8 Jan. 1708, John Smith, son of John and 
Phillis (Gereardy) Smith. (6.) Luranah. The 
father, Amos^ was named as sole executor in his 
father's will of 12 Jan. 1676-7, which granted to 
him all the movable estate as cattle, goods, and 
chatties, and land at Potawamut Neck, meadow 
at Toseunk, and three-fourths of land at Coweset 
with privileges, etc. 

Thomas' Stafford of Newport, R. I., received 
in 1638 a grant of 17 acres of land in Newport, 
being; then in the employ of Nicholas Easton. 

" The first Stafford who came to this country 
was Thomas', born about 1605. He emigrated 
from Warwickshire, England, to Plymouth, New 



England, in or about the year 1626 [or 1623] and 
was among: the inhabitants admitted 'at the 
Toune of Nieu-Port since the 20th of the 3rd mo. 
1638.' A few years later he removed to Provi- 
dence, R. I., and from thence to Warwick, R. I., 
in 1652, where he died in 1677, Thomas Stafford 
is recorded, 1655, in ' the Roule of ye Freemen 
of ye Colonie ' as ' Freeman of the Towne of 
Warwicke.' In 1662 he was granted fifty acres 
of land in Connecticut by the General Court, 
and may possibly have stayed there a few years. 
He was a millwright, and at Plymouth he built 
the first mill in this country for grinding corn 
by water. He constructed another at Providence 
near what is called Millbridge, and still another 
on his own place in Warwick, the site of which 
is still recognizable." 

" In the will of Thomas' Stafford, made Nov. 
4th 1677, just before his death, mention is made 
of his wife Elizabeth, and we know nothing 
farther of her." This will, proved 24 Apr. 1678 
names also children, Thomas, Deborah AVestcott, 
Samuel, Joseph, Hannah Bromley. There was 
also a dau. Sarah, who d. 1669, Ist wife of Amos^ 
Westcott, 1631-1685 [of Stukeley], who after- 
ward m. 9 June 1670 her sister Deborah, 1651- 
1706, and had: Mercy Westcott, who m. John' 
Smith and had Bathsheba, b. 1710, who m. Jef- 
frey' Watson and had Bathsheba, 1741 ±-1812, 
who m. John^ Gardner and had Gorge Washing- 
ton' 1785-1849, who m.^' Diana Berry, b. 1810, 
and had Bathsheba Phebe, called Phebe B., b. 
1831, who m. Nathan' Shotwell, b. 1826, and had 
among others Ambrose M. Shotwell, b. 1853, the 
compiler of the present work. 





[Of Langford^ Greene, Joseph*, John^ James=, John', of Warwick. R. I.] 

[Of John*, John', William-, George'.] 

Jonathan Berky wasb. in Eensselaer Co., N. 
Y., 28 June 1790, dwelt in the town of Berlin, 
whence he removed by way of the Erie Canal in 
the spring of 1827 to Orleans Co., N. Y., settling 
in the town of Barre, one-half mile- east of the 
schoolhouse that stood on the highway known as 
the Oak Orchard Road; thence in July 1835 to 
Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., O.; thence, in Apr. 1836 
in a wagon to Adrian, Mich., and finally about 
1840 to a farm in the township of Borne, Lena- 
wee Co., Mich., and there d. 20 Oct. 1851. While 
residing at Adrian, Mich., he was a judge of the 
Circuit Court, and after removing to Kome was 
elected a member of the 9th Michigan Legisla- 
ture, which commenced its session in Detroit 1 
Jan. 1844. He and his wife are buried in Oak- 
wood Cemetery, Adrian, Mich. His father 

Berry, d. in Berlin, N. Y.,near the beginning of 
the century, and his mother Judith before l825. 
He had a brother Elisha, who was rendered 
imbecile by the kick of a horse, and who d. 
before 1820, num.; also an uncle Clark Berry 
who went west early in the century. Jonathan 

m. by Rev. Hull (Baptist) in Stephentown, 

N. Y., 3 Dec. 1809, Bathsheba" Greene, b. 21 

Aug. 1790 in Stephentown, N. Y., d" at the resi- 
dence of her daughter, A. Emily Park, State St., 
Adrian, Mich., 26 Sept. 1879 in the 90th year of 
her age, was a consistent member of the Pres- 
byterian Church; daughter of Langford" and 
Abigail (Thomas) Greene of Stephentown, N. Y. 
[of Joseph', John', James', John']. They had: 
1. Diana', b. 31 July 1810 in Berlin, Rensse- 
laer Co., N. Y. She was the oldest of 5 children. 
Her birthplace was about 25 miles east of the 
Hudson River. She removed with her parents in 
1827 by the (then recently opened) Erie Canal to 
Orleans Co., N. Y. From early life she seemed to 
view her surroundings through distorted mental 
lenses, which fact made her life far from a happy 
one. Between 1838 and 1850, she spent several 
years with her parents in Lenawee Co., Mich., 
whither they had previously moved. After the 
death of her husband and the marriage of her 
eldest daughter, she lived partly upon the estate 
of the former and partly iuthe family of the lat- 
ter. Since the summer of 1877, she has made 
her home in the family of her daughter Phebe 
B. Shotwell, at Concord, Mich. In May, 1882, 
her dower interest in her deceased husband's 



estate was sold to the late Henry Bartels of E. 
Oakfield and the proceeds placed at interest, thus 
yielding her a larger income than the rental pre- 
viously obtained. She still enjoys a good degree 
of physical health. She m. 11 Mar. 1830 (as 2d 
wife) George Washington' Gardner 1785-1849 
[of John*, John', William", George'], she was at 
one time teacher of a district school in Lena- 
wee Co. On her 85th birthday anniversary, her 
son and other callers found her in usual health 
and accustomed to take long walks with her 
youngest great-grandson. The following is 
from the "Jackson Citizen" of Aug. 1892: 


On Sunday, July Slat, the home of Mr. Nathan Shot- 
well, one mile north of the village of Concord, was the 
scene of a very pleasant gathering, the occasion being 
that of the eighty-second birthday anniversary of Mrs. 
Shotwell's mother, Mrs. Diana Gardner, who for the 
past fifteen years has resided in the family of her 

In her honor and much to her gratification all but one 
of her twenty-one living descendents participated in the 
family reunion, namely: Two children, Mrs. Phebe B. 
Shotwell of Concord, and Mr. George Milton Gardner of 
Parma; eight of her nine grandchildren. Miss Lilla P. 

Shotwell, Ambrose M., Cassius E., and Manly N. Shot- 
well and Mrs. Ida A. S. Davis, all of Concord, Mrs. 
Mabel A. Gardner of Litchfield, Mr. Gardner L. Hunn 
of Parma and Mr. G. M. Gardner jr., of North street and 
West avenue, Jackson; and her ten great-grandchil- 
dren, Owen B. Shotwell, J. S. Davis, Ray Gardner, Iva 
Gardner, Leroy O., George J. and Howard Hunn, Edna 
and Edward R. Hunn, and Don B. Gardner, together 
with the husbands and wives of the several descendants 
with the single exception of Mr. W. Scott Gardner of 
Litchfield, who was detained at home. His presence 
and that of his wife's cousin, Miss Minnie M. Gardner, 
of Parma, were alone wanting to make the reunion of 
four generations and their respective families complete. 
Mrs. Gardner's only other descendants who survived 
early childhood were Mrs. Malinna A. Hunn, who died 
at her home near Parma in 1883— wife of the late O. B. 
Hunn— and her youngest son, Edward R. Hunn. whose 
untimely death, from the effects of an accidental fall 
from being struck by a frightened horse in Jackson, 
occurred at Parma, in August last. 

Each of the living descendants was presented with a 
solid silver spoon, appropriately engraved, and many 
pleasant reminiscences of departed days were rehearsed. 
The exercises were mostly of an informal character, 
music and an ice cream festival being prominent features. 
For one of her years the aged widow is in the enjoy- 
ment of a good degree of bodily vigor and feels a lively 
interest in the latest twigs of the family tree. Her 
sister, Mrs. John B. Sohureman, of Adrian, aged 76, 
visited her and other relatives in Jackson county during 
the first week in July. A. M. S. 


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2. Lanijfurd Greene 'Berry, b. 19 June 1812, 
in Berlin, N. Y., removed to Lenawee Co., Mich., 
about 1835, to Arkansas about 1867, to Colorado 
1871 and to California about 1873, settling at 
Oakland, where he d. 3 Apr. 1878, was Auditor 
General 1861-63, afterward U. S. Collector at the 
port of Detroit and for many years a very prom- 
inent man of the State; in religion a Presby- 
terian and at one time an Elder in that church. 
He m\ (by Rev. Gilbert Crawford) in Albion, 

N.T., Sept. 1841, Mary Ann Hart, b. 2 June 

1817, d. 8 May 1849, dau. of Joseph and Lucy 
(Kirtland) Hart, of Orleans Co., N. Y. She was 
a devoted, earnest christian from 1 1 years of age, 
and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her 
last words were: 

" Jeans can make a dying bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are." 

He ml in Adrian, Mich., Margaret Ramsdell, who 
d. at Adrian, dau. of Thomas D. Ramsdell, a tan- 
ner. He ml in Connecticut, Betsey Coyt, who 
d. 3 July 1868 in Adrian, Mich. He m*. in Cin- 
cinnati, O., Rosa Ludlow, who, after his death, 
removed from California to Illinois. 

By the 1st wife he had : (1.) Benjamin Hart, 
b. 20 Aug. 1842. (2.) Emily Alice, b. 19 Mar. 
1844, was a graduate of the Misses Rogers Female 
College at Lansing. Her literary acquirements 
were of a high order; she was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Lansing; d. of 
pneumonia at the Massasoit Hotel, Springfield, 
Mass., Saturday, 27 Sept. 1879, while on atrip for 
her health with her husband, to New York and 
Boston; funeral from their residence at Lansing, 
Sept. 30; buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. She 
m. 25 Dec. 1867 Schuyler Fisk Seager, b. 6 July 
1842, d. 6 Nov. 1883 [of Rev. Schuyler]. (3.) 
Mary Hart, b. 6 Feb. 1849, d. Lansing, Mich., 26 
Jan. 1863. 

By his 2d wife, he had: (4.) Gertrude Mar- 
garet, dw. New York, N. Y., m. (as 2d wife) 
Schuyler F. Seager, 1842-1883, a very successful 
lawyer of Lansing, where he acquired a consid- 
able property. 

By the 3d wife, L. G. Berry had: (5.) Lang- 
ford Greene, Jr., b. 1862, d. 20 Nov. 1882, at El 
Paso, Texas, was bookkeeper for R. R. Co. 

3. Ambrose Spencer Berry, b. 12 Aug. 1814, 
in Berlin, N. Y., removed with his parents in 
1836 to Lenawee Co., Mich., was for many years 
engaged in the dry goods business at Adrian, 
Mich. ; d. at Corning, Ark., 3 Sept. 1878, of yellow 
fever, s. p.; m. at Albion, N. Y., 19 Aug. 1839, 
Lucy Kirtland Hart, b. 22 Jan. 1814, at Albion, 
N. Y., dw. with brother Samuel E. Hart, 13 State 
St., Adrian, Mich., daughter of Joseph and Lucy 
(Kirtland) Hart. 

4. Judith Juletta, b. 18 Feb. 1816, dwelt 
with her younger sister, Mrs. A. Emily Park, 
25 State St., Adrian, Mich., and there died 24 
April 1895, s. p.; m. in Rome township, Lena- 
wee Co., Mich., 14 July 1842, (as 2d wife) 
John Bogart Schureman, b. near New York 
city, d. Rome, Mich., 1879. 

5. Ahigail Emily, b. 28 Oct. 1818, dw. 
Adrian, Mich., m. 1 Jan. 1850, Jonathan 
Stanton' Park, b. 12 June 1803, at Preston, 
Conn., d. 8 Aug. 1869. Was Postmaster at 
Salem, Conn., whence he removed in 1837 to 
Adrian, Mich., where he was a grocer until 
1860— descendant of Shubael" Park, 1774-1846, 
Jonathanl 1752-76, Paul', 1720-1802, a Congre- 
gational Minister of Preston, Conn., Hezekiah*, 
1690 ±-1753, Robert', b. 1650 ±, Thomas', 
1625 ±-1709, one of the first settlers at Preston, 
Conn., Robert' who came from England in 
1630 and settled in Roxbury, Mass., whence 
about 1637 he removed to Wethersfield, Conn. 
They had: (1.) Anna Witter, b. 14 Feb. 1851. 
(2.) Ambrose Berry, b. 12 Nov. 1852, dw. 33 
Church St., Adrian , Mich., is dry goods mer- 
chant, at No. 17 S. Main St., m. at Adrian, 
Mich., 19 Nov. 1879, Emma Maria Young, b. 26 
Apr. 1857, dau. of Charles Young of Adrian. 
(3.) Emily Berry, b. 20 Aug. 1855, d. 8 Nov. 
1856. (4.) Ida, b. 6 June 1858. (5.) Charles 
Sumner, b. 16 Feb. 1861, dw. 29 Dennis St. 
Adrian, Mich., m. 25 Sept. 1889, Nellie M. 



[Of Nathaniel*. Jabez", James-, John'], 

[Of Joseph*, John', James'-', John']. 

For the following outline of the royal descent 
of the founder of our branch of the Greene 
family in America, and for other valuable 
information concerning our Rhode Island fore- 
fathers presented in these pages, we are indebted 
to Mr. George H. Greene, of Lansing, Mich, 
[of Augustus Werden-, Seneca', Stephen''', Job^ 
Fones*, James', James", John'], who, during the 
past 20 years, has been collecting genealogical 
data relating to the Greene family. A genealogy 
of the same family is also in preparation by Gen. 
George Sears' Greene, of Morristown, N. J. 
[of Caleb^ Caleb^ Samuel*, SamueF, John^, 

1. Egbert I, first King of Eng. 802 to 837. m. 
Lady Redburga, first Queen of England, had: 

2. EtheJwolf, King of Eng. 837 to 858, m. 
Osburga, dau. of Earl Oslac, had: 

3. Alfred the Great, King of Eng. 871 to 901, 
m. Ethelbith dau of Earl Ethelran, had: 

4. Edwitrd, the Elder, King of Eng. m. 
Edgiva dau. of Earl Sigelline. 

5. Princess Edgiva of Eng. m. (2d) Henry, 
Count de Vermandois and Toryes, France, had: 

6. Hubert, Count de Vermandois, m. Lady 
Adelheld de A^alois, had; 

7. Adela, Countess de Vermandois, m. Hugh 
Magnus Count Vermandois, son of Henry I, 
Kiiifj of France, had: 

8. Lady Isabel de Vermandois, who m. (1st) 
Robert Baron de Bellomont, Earl of Mellent, 
created Earl of Leicester, had: 

9. Robert, second Earl of Leicester, Lord 
Justice of Euf::., who m. Aurelia de Waer, dau. 
of Ralph, Earl of Norfolk, had: 

10. Robert, third Earl of Leicester, Steward 
of Eng., d. 119r), m. Petronelladau. of Hugh de 
Grentesmesmil, had: 

11. Lady Margaret de Bellomont, who m. 
Saier de Quincey, created 1207, Earl of Win- 
chester, d. 1219, who was one of the twenty- 
five Magna Charta barons, had: 

12. Roger, second Earl of Winchester, Con- 

stable of Scotland, d. 1264, m. (1st) Helen, dau. 
of Alan, Lord Galloway, had: 

13. Lady Elene de Quincey, who m. Sir 
Alan, Lord Zouche of Ashby, Constable of the 
Tower of London; Governor of the Castle at 
Northampton, d. 1269, had: 

14. Eudo Le Zouche, second son, who m. 
Lady Millicent Cantalupe, widow of John de 
Montalt, had: 

15. Lady Lucy Le Zouche, who m. as Ist 
wife Thomas de Greene b. 1292 (son of Sir 
Thomas de Greene, Lord of Broughton or 
Boughton), Northamptonshire, had: 

16. Sir Henry de Greene, Lord of Green's 
Norton, Northampton, Lord Chief Justice of 
England, 1353, who m. Catharin dau. of Sir 
John Drayton, had: 

17. Sir Henry de Greene, Lord of Green's 
Norton, Knt., who m. Lady Matilda, dau. of 
Thomas de Maudit. Sir Henry's descendant. Sir 
Thomas Greene, Lord of Green's Norton, was 
the father of Maud, who m. Sir Thomas Parr 
and was the mother of Queen Katharine Parr. 
Another dau. of Sir Thomas Greene, Anne, was 
second wife of Nicholas, Lord Vaux, whose first 
wife, Elizabeth, was the widow of Sir William 
Parr and grandmother of Queen Katharine 
Parr. Sir Henry's third son 

18. Thomas Greene was [father of 19 

and] grandfather of 

20. Robert Greene of Gillingham, Dorset- 
shire, who was assessed to Henry VIII's Subsidy 
in 1545, and whose second son 

21. Richard Greene of Bowridge Hill, Gill- 
ingham, was father of 

22. Richard Greene of Bowridge Hill, whose 
fourth son 

23. John Greene of Salisbury, Wilts, b. 1597, 
m. 4 Nov. 1619, Joanna Tattershall, who d. 1643. 
With his wife and children he arrived in Boston 
3 June 1635, and settled in Providence, R. I., 
and later in Warwick, R. I., and is the founder 
of the Warwick Greenes. 

Concord, Mich., July, 1894. 
Nathan^ Shotwell, of Elba, N. Y., and Concord. Mich., born 
Wife, Phebe B. (Gardner) Shotwell, born 1831. 
Mother-in-Law, Diana (Berry) Gardner, born 1810. 
Daughter, Rozllla P. Shotwell (called " Lilla "), born 1851. 
Son, Ambrose M. Shotwell, the Family Annalist, born 1853. 
Daughter, Ida A. S *. Davis (wife of J. K. Davis), born 1857. 
Son, IVlanly N. Shotwell, of Concord, Mich., born 1858. 
Grandson, Owen B. Shotwell, born 1886, son of Ca 


of Concord Tp., Jackson Co., Mich. 

Situated on the south side of the highway, 75 rods west of the center of Section 22, Township 3 South, 

of Range 3 West, one-fourth mile east of the Concord and Albion road, one-half mile 

east of the east branch of Kalamazoo river, and about one mile north of the 

village of Concord. 



1. Hugh Capet, King of France. Founder of 
the Capetian or third dynasty of French Kings. 
He is said to have been the ancestor of thirty- 
two French Kings, born about 940, began to 
reign 987, and died in 996. He was succeeded 
by his son 

2. Robert the Pious, King of France, who 

3. Henry I, King of France, who by wife 
Anne of Russia, had: 

4. Prince Hugh Magnus, Count de Verman- 
dois, who m. Lady Adela, Countess de Ver- 

1. Romanus II, Emperor of Constantinople, 
A. D. 959, had: Lady Anne, who m. Woldomir, 
Grand Duke of Eussia, and had: 

2. Jaroslaas, Grand Duke of Russia, who 

3. Lady Anne, who m. Henry I, King of 
France, and had: 

4. Prince Hugh Magnus, Count de Verman- 
dois, who m. Lady Adela, Countess de Ver- 
mandois, dau. of Count Hubert. 

In America Heraldica, published by Bren- 

tano Bros, New York, p. 58, plate 8, 

are given the Greene Arms, which are Azure, 
Three Stags, Trippant, Gold, Crest, a Stag's 
Head, Erased Gold; given also in a pamphlet 
entitled " Arms & Pedigree of Gardiner Greene 
of Boston, taken from the researches of Mr. H. 
G. Somerby & Original Documents in the 
Possession of the Family," from which also the 
following particulars respecting the origin of 
the family have been in part compiled. 

The family of Greene, orginally written " de 
la Greene," derive their name from their ancient 
possessions in Northamptonshire, Eng., where 
they were seated as early as the time of Edward 
I. In l£i20, Thomas de Greene succeeded to 
the estates and was Lord of the Manor of 
Boughton and Norton (afterwards Greene's 
Norton) where the family continued to flourish 
for several generations, sending off shoots into 
various counties. One of the branches as 
verified by the similarity of Arms recorded in 
the Herald's College, was seated in Dorsetshire 
in the early part of the reign of Henry VIII, 
when Robert' Greene of Gillingham, from whom 
an unbroken line of descent is traced, was 
assessed to the King's subsidy, as appears by 
the rolls of the Exchequer bearing date 1545. 

As the Heralds' College recorded the Arms of 
Robert Greene of Gillingham 1545 as being the 
same as the Arms of the Greenes of Greene's 
Norton, there can be little doubt that they be- 

longed to the same family. It is believed that 
the Greenes of Gillingham, Eng., Boston, Mass., 
and Warwick, R. I., descended from Thomas^ 
Greene, third son of Sir Henry* Greene by his 
wife Matilda, dau. of Thomas Maudit. The ped- 
igree of Sir Henry Greene is as follows: 

Sir Thomas' Greene, Lord of the Manor of 
Boughton, Northampton, married Alice, dau. of 
Sir Thomas Boltsham, and had a son Thomas", 
who was born in 1292 and was twice married. 
By the first wife, Lucy, dau. and heiress of Eudo, 
Lord Zouch, he Thomas"' Greene had a son Hen- 
ry,' afterwards Sir Henry' Greene, Lord Chief 
Justice of England, who married in 1353 Cath- 
erine, dau. of Sir John Dayton. They had 4 sons 
and 2 daughters, viz.: Sir Thomas; Sir Henry* 
who married Matilda Maudit; Richard; Nicholas; 
Amabelia and Margaret. The tomb of Lord 
Chief Justice Greene remains to this day perfect 
and ornamented with many Shields showing the 
different houses with which he was connected; 
conspicuous among them is the Coat of Arms of 
the Family. 

Robert' Greene of Gillingham, Eng., was father 
of 3 sons and 2 daughters, namely: Peter, Rich- 
ard, John, Alice, and Anne. Peter Greene hav- 
ing died sine prole, his brother Richard became 
heir to the estate of Bowridge Hill in Gilling- 
ham, Eng., and died leaving 2 children, Richard' 
and Anne. Richard^, by his wife Mary, had 5 
sons and 4 daughters, namely: Peter, Richard, 
Robert, John, Thomas, Rebecca, Mary, Rachel, 
and Anne. 

John' Greene, of Warwick, R. I., 4th son of 

Richard^ and Mary ( ) Greene of Bowridge 

Hill, Eng. [of Richard," Robert'], was b. 9 Feb. 
1596-7, probably at Bowridge Hill, Parish of 
Gillingham, Dorsetshire, Eng., where his father 
and grandfather resided; was a surg&on in Salis- 
bury, Wilts Co., Eng.; sailed from Southampton, 
Eng., 6 Apr. 1635 in Ship James of London, 300 
tons, William Cooper, Master; arrived at Boston 
3 June 1635; went to Salem, where for a short 
time he was probably associated with Roger Wil- 
liams, and in 1637 to Providence. On 1 Aug. 
1637 he (called of New Providence) having 
spoken against the magistrates contemptuously, 
stands bound in 100 marks to appear at the next 
Quarter Court, by order of the Massachusetts 
authorities; and on 29 Sept. 1637 he was fined 
£20, and to be committed until fine is paid, and 
was enjoined not to come into the jurisdiction 
of Massachusetts upon pain of fine or imprison- 
ment at the pleasure of the court, for speaking 
contemptuously of magistrates. On 12 Mar. 
1637-8, a letter froui him being received by the 
court at Massachusetts, wherein the court is 
charged with usurping the power of Christ over 
the churches and men's consciences, etc., he was 
ordered not to come into that jurisdiction under 
pain of imprisonment and further censure. 



On 8 Oct. 1638, he was one of the 12 persons 
to whom Roger Williams deeded land bought of 
Canonicus and Miantonomi, and was one of the 
12 original members of the First Baptist Church 
in America, organized in 1639. In November 
1642 he bought land called Occupassuatuxet, of 
Miantonomi. This land was the first purchased 
of the Indians in Warwick, and remained in 
occupation of his heirs until 1782, when it was 
sold to John Brown of Providence, and is now 
occupied by his heirs, and is called " Spring 
Green farm." On 12 Jan. 1643, John Greene of 
Warwick and 10 others bought of Miantonomi, 
for 144 fathoms of wampum, tract of land called 
Shawomet (Warwick), a tract extending along 
the Bay from Gaspee point to Warwick Neck 
and 20 miles inland embracing the greater part 
of the present townships of Warwick and Cov- 
entry. In 1644 he and Samuel Gorton and Ran- 
dall Holden, went to England to obtain redress 
for their wrongs, being obliged to take ship at 
New York, on account of the unfriendliness 
of Massachusetts authorities. He and Holden 
returned, successful in their mission, landing in 
Boston 13 Sept. 1646. He was Commissioner 
(equivalent to Representative) 1654-1657; was 
very active in all the afPairs of the colony, and 
his name rarely failed to appear in the acts of or 
relating to Warwick during his life. He d. in 
1658. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode 
Island presents an abstract of his will of 28 Dec. 
1658, proved 7 Jan. 1658-9, and similar synopses 
of the wills of other ancestors of Langford' 
Greene of Stephentown, N. Y. 

John' Greene 1 596-7-1658, m. (1 ) in St. Thomas 
Church, Salisbury, Eng., 4 Nov. 1619, Joana 
Tattersall, who d. at Conanicut, Warwick, R. I.; 
she was the mother of his children. He m. (2) 
Alice Daniels, a widow of Providence, R. I., who 

d. in 1643. He m. (8) Philip of London, 

Eng., an unusual feminine name, probaby de- 
signed for Philippa, who survived him nearly 
30 years, b. 1601, d. 10 Mar. 1687-8. 

Our immigrant ancestor, John Greene, sur- 
geon, of Warwick, R. I., is to be sharply distin- 
guished from two other early settlers in Rhode 
Island, bearing the same name, to wit: John of 
Newport and John of Kings Town, the latter the 
progenitor of the so called Quidneset Greenes. 

The children of John' Greene of Warwick 
were: (1.) John, baptized 15 Aug. 1620, in St. 
Thomas Church, Salisbury, Eng.; was Deputy 
Governor of Rhode Island; d. 27 Nov. 1708; m. 
Ame or Ann Almy, b. 1627, d. 17 May 1709. (2.) 
Peter, bapt, 10 Mar. 1621-2, d. 1659 s. p., m. Mary 
Gorton [of Samuel]. (3.) Richard, bapt. 25 Mar. 
1623, d. young, in England. (4.) Jrimes"-, bapt. 
21 June 1626 in Salisbury, Eng., d. 27 Apr. 1698; 
m. (1) Deliverence Potter 1637-1664 ±, dau. of 

Robert and Isabel ( ) Potter of Warwick, 

R. I. Her motlier, Isabel, was among those who 
fled to the woods at the approach of the Massa- 
chusetts troops in 1643 under Capt. Cook, and as 

Gorton says, " suffering such hardships as occa- 
sioned the death of divers of them, as the wife 
of John Greene, as also the wife of Robert Pot- 
ter, Sept. 28, 1643." James m. (2) at Portsmouth 3 
Aug. 1665, Elizabeth Anthony, dau. of John and 

Susanna ( ) Anthony of Portsmouth. ( 5. ) 

Thomas, bapt. 4 June 1628, d. 5 June 1717; m. 
30 June 1659, Elizabeth Barton who d. 20 Aug. 
1693 [of Rufus and Margaret]. Their son Na- 
thaniel had a sonThomas who m. Elizabeth dau. 
of John Gardiner, whose father David was a son 
of Lion Gardiner of Gardiner's Island, called 
Lord Gardiner of the Isle of Wight. Benjamin 
Greene, a younger son of Nathaniel, m. Mary 
Chandler and had among other children Gardi- 
ner Greene, the prominent merchant of Boston, 
who left an estate worth $3,000,000._ Thomas' 
Greene, his son Richard^ grandson Richard* and 
great-grandson Thomas'' lived in the Stone Castle 
in Warwick, R. I., the only house there not de- 
stroyed in King Philip's War. (6. ) Joanna or 

Joan, bapt. 3 Oct. 1630, m. Hade. (7.) 

Mary, bapt. 19 May 1633, m. James Sweet 1622- 
1695-j- [of John and Mary]. They were progen- 
itors of the bone-setting Sweets. 

James' Greene 1626-1698 [of John'] lived at 
Nausunket at what is called the old James Greene 
homestead at the Buttonwoods on the north side 
of Coweset Bay, in Warwick, R. I., a portion of 
which is still (1889) owned and occupied by 
Henry Whitman Greene, one of his descendants. 
He subsequently took up his residence at Poto- 
womut. East Greenwich, R. I., on the opposite 
side of Coweset Bay, upon lands that have con- 
tinued in possession of his descendants. His 
will of 22 Mar. 1697-8, proved 2 May 1698, 
names as executor his son Jabez — grandfather 
of Gen. Nathanael Greene — and among numer- 
ous other bequests gives to his son John' 118 
acres, other land, a bed, wearing clothes and ^20 
on coming of age. He m. (1) Deliverence Potter, 
1637-1 664 ± [of Robert], and had: (1.) James, 
b. 1 June 1659; m. Mary Fones [of Capt. John]. 
(2 ) Mary, b. 28 Sept. 1660; m. James Reynolds 
[of James]. (3.) Elisha, b. 17 Mar. 1662-3; 
probably d. young. (4.) Sarah, b. 27 Mar. 1664; 
m. Henrv Reynolds [of James]. j 

James' Greene, 1626-1698,m.(2)1665£Z«2a6e//t • 
Anthony, who survived her husband [of John 
and Susanna], and had: (5.) Peter, b. 25 Aug. 
1666, m. Elizabeth Slocum [of Ebenezer]. (6.) 
Elizabeth , b. 17 Oct. 1668, m. (1) Francis Reynolds 
[of James]; m. (2) .... Hull or Hill. (7.) John, 
b. 1 Feb. 1670, d. young. (8.) Jabez, b. 17 May 
1673; m. (1) Mary Barton [of Benj.]; m. (2) Grace 
Whitman [of Valuntine]. (9.) David, b. 24 June 
1677, m. (1) Mary Slocum [of Ebenezer]; m. (2) 
Sarah Barbar [of Moses]. (10.) Susannah, b. 
24 May 1688 or '80, d. 1748, m. 1 Jan. 1712-13 (as 
2d wife) Joseph Hull, 1670-1748 [of Joseph', 
Tristram-', Joseph' ]. (11.) Thomas, b. 11 Nov. 
1682, probably d. young. (12.) John', b. 30 Sept. 
1685, at Potowomut (Warwick), R. I., on the 



farm on which his grand-nephew, Gen. Nathanael 
Greene (son of Nathanael, the Quaker Preacher), 
was born; d. 8 Dec. 1757; was probably a mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends; m. 16 Feb. 1609, 
Mary Allen, b. 29 May 1689, daughter of Increase 
Allen of Dartmouth. 

John' and Mary (Allen) Greene of War- 
wick, K. I. [of James", John' ], had: (1.) David, 
b. 4. Jan. 1710-11, m. Alice Hall [of Eobert]. 
(2.) James, b, 14 Mar. 1712-13, m. Mary Nichol 
[of James]. {3. ) Kachel, b. 16 Mar. 1714-15, d. 
B. p.; m. Henry Mathewson [of Francis]. (4.) 
Increase, b. 12 Apr. 1717; m. Phebe Mathewson 
[of Francis]. (5.) Elizabeth, b. 26 May 1719, 
m. Job Mathewson [of Francis]. (6.) Benjamin, 

b. ... Sept. 1721, m (7.) Dinah, 

b. 21 Jan. 1723-4, m. Samuel Hall [of William]. 
(8.) Mary, b. 1 Jan. 1724-5, d. 13 Oct. 1727. (9. ) 
JosepK'h. 19 Feb. 1727-8, in Warwick, R. I , d. 
1822, aged 94. Settled in Stephentown (now 
Berlin), Rensselaer Co., N. Y., in 1769, was the 
third eastern settler in the town; was a Quaker 
and a trusted friend of Gen. Stephen VanRens- 
selaer, with whom he always stayed when he 
went to Albany. He m. 24 Oct. 1751, Phoebe 
Langford, b. 26 Apr. 1734, dau. of John" and 
Barbara (Rice) Langford of E. Greenwich, R. I. 
[of Thomas']. (10.) Peter, b. 8 Jan. 1730-31. 

Joseph* Greene 1727-8-1822 of Rensselaer Co., 
N. Y. [of John', James"', John'], m. 1751, Phoebe 
Langford, b. 1734 [of John", Thomas'] and had: 
(1.) Benjamin, b. 16 Feb. 1752, d. s. p.; m. Polly 
Brown. (2.) Jonathan, b. 24 Feb. 1754, m. Pa- 
tience Terry. (3. ) James, b. 14 Feb. 1757, dwelt 
Berlin, N. Y., where all his children were born, 
and where he d. 1857. He celebrated the 100th 
anniversary of his birth on 14 Feb. 1857. When 
visited by his grand-nephew, David Maxson 
Greene, in 1855, he could then dress himself and 
read without glasses. He was known as Deacon 
JamesGreene. Hem. Joanna Terry. (4.) David, 
b. 12 May 1762, m. Russell or Sarah Thomas. 
(5.) Sarah, b. 21 June 1764, m. Rowland Thomas, 
a soldier in the Revolution, who d. at the age of 
26, son of Peleg. (6.) Langford', b. 18 Dec. 
1766, dwelt Stephentown, N. Y., about 25 miles 
east of the Hudson River, and there d.; m. Abi- 
gail Thomas, dau. of George Thomas. (7.) John, 
b. 10 Nov. 1768, m. Ellen Randall. (8. ) Phebe, 
b. 21 Nov, 1770, d. 7 April, 1831, m. Maj. Daniel 
Hull, b. 22 Apr. 1767, d. 2 Apr. 1842. (9.) 
Joseph, b. 25 May 1773, m. Molly Rice. (10.) 
Thomas, b. 19 May 1775, dwelt Berlin, N. Y., and 
there d. 1810, m. Hannah Rix, who d. 1810, sister 
to Thomas Rix of Berlin, N.Y. (11.) Barbara, 
b. 4 Feb. 1778; brought up in family of Maj. 
Daniel Hull, m. Joshua Godfrey. 

Langford" Greene, b. 1766, of Stephentown, 
N. Y. [of Joseph*, .John^, James", John'], m. 
1789 ±, Abigail Thomas [of George], and had: 

1. Bathsheba'; b. 21 Aug. 1790, d. Adrian, 
Mich., 26 Sept. 1879; m. 3 Dec. 1809, Jonathan 
Berry, b. 28 June 1790, was at one time a Colonel 

in the New York Militia; member of Michigan 
Legislature 1844; d. Rome, Mich., 20 Oct. 1851. 
(Children and grandchildren already recorded, 
see pp. 37-39. ) 

2. Georqd', d. 1840 ± ,m. Sally Reeves, and had: 
(1.) Harvy R., b. Stephentown, N. Y., dwelt 1880 
Highland Park, 111., was afterward an egg 

packer in Chicago; m. Streeter [of Bar- 

zalleel]. (2.) Albina or Malvina. (3.) Lanche. 
(4.) Henry G., b. 1823 ±, d. 10 Sept. 1845, s. p.; 
m. 10 Feb. 1845, Mary Ann Wyatt, d. Feb. 1845, 
aged 20. 

3. P/iefop', dwelt at the Langford Greene home- 
stead in Stephentown, N.Y., d. 17 June 1866, m. 
William Jones, son of Major Jones, Sr., of the 
Revolution, and Catharine (Dennison) Jones,and 
had: (1.) Oscar, b. Stephentown, N. Y''., lived 

near Niles, Mich., in 1855; m. (2.) 

Laura, m. (3.) Katharine or Catha- 
rine, m. Albert Dennison. (4.) Abigail, m. 

Hadsel [of Niles]; lived near Lebanon Springs, 
N.Y. (5.) William. (6.) Griswold, d. young. 
(7.) Hulburt. 

4. JosepK', m. Urania Hull, dau. of Peter Hull, 

and had: (1.) Caroline, m. Hicks. (2.) 

Jane, d. young. (8.) Abigail. (4.) Delos, m. 
Caroline Jones, dau. of Elias andLydia (Sweet) 
Jones of Stephentown, N. Y. (5.) Daniel J., m. 
Palmyra Matteson. 

5. Benjamin", b. 27 Nov. 1798, d. 25 Apr. 1842, 
was a farmer and cheese buyer in Berlin, N. Y., 
m. 7 Oct. 1821, Rhoda Niles, b. 17 Aug. 1802, d. 
5 Oct. 1849, dau. of Eliphalet and Rebecca 
(Greene) Niles of Berlin, N. Y. ; she m. (2) Bar- 
zaleel Streeter. Benjamin" and Rhoda had: (1.) 
Louisa Antoinette, b. 8 Mar. 1823, dw. Akron., 
Peoria Co., 111., and afterward (1880) Lawn Ridge, 
Marshall Co., 111., m. in Berlin, N. Y,, 8 Oct. 1846, 
Lavinus Stiliman, b. 9 Dec. 1727, son of Perry 
and Asenith (Maxou) Stillman. (2.) Benjamin 
Franklin (called Frank), b. 22 Dec. 1825, in Ber- 
lin, N. Y.; was a tiour and feed dealer under the 
firm name of Warner & Green at Adrian, Mich., 
and there d. 30 July 1863, m. 1 Jan. 1849, Mary 
Jane Hubbs, b. 29 Jan. 1828, dau. of Jonathan 
and Catharine (Brewster) Hubbs; dw. (1880) 
Jouesville, N. Y. (3.) Calvin Pardee, b. .. Feb. 
1829, dw. Akron, La Prairie and Lawn Ridge, 
111., and (1880) Walkerville, Page Co., Iowa; 
removed from Berlin, N. Y., about 1850; was 
postmaster at Lawn Ridge, 111.; m. 31 Jan. 1850, 
Emeline Jeannette Dodge, dau. of John and 
Melinda (Bates) Dodge. (4.) Rebecca, b. 8 
Apr. 1831, d. 29 May 1842 at Berlin, N. Y. (5.) 
Abigail, b. 21 Feb. 1834, d. 17 Nov. 1854, m. 
Southampton, 111., .. Apr. 1852, Hiram Eosen- 
crans; went to California. 

6. Snmncl", h. . . Aug. 1800, was a wealthy 
farmer in Rensselaer Co., N. Y.,dw. 1853, Genoa, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; raised many apples and was 
called "Apple Greene;" m. (1) Lucy Rose; m. (2) 
By first wife, he had: (1.) Phebe, m. her cousin 
Wyatt Rose, dw. Dunlap, Peoria Co., 111. (2.) 



Jefferson, m. (3.) George. (4.) Harry, 

dw. Morris, 111. (5.) Maria, d. Geneseo, N. Y. 
(6.) yamuel. (7.) Abby. 

7. Hannah!', b. Stephentown, N. Y., 1802, m. 
Samuel Hull and had: (1.) Schuyler, was a 

farmer near Peoria, 111., m. (2.) 

George Harry. Also two daughters : 


The Gov. Greene line, as it is called, has the 
greater number, who arose to distinction, than 
any other single line, and runs as follows: 

Deputy Gov. John^ Gbeene, baptized Aug. 
15, 1620, the oldest of the children of John', was 
Deputy Governor of the Colony from 1690 to 
1700, d. Nov. 27, 1708, aged 88; m. Ann Almy, 
dau. of William of Portsmouth. Their youngest 
child was: 

Deputy Samuel', b. Jan. 30, 1669-70. He 
was a deputy from Warwick in 1704, 7, 8, 14, 15, 
and 19; d. Sept. 18, 1720, aged 50; m. Mary Gor- 
ton, dau. of Capt. Benj. and grd. dau of Samuel. 
Their oldest child was: 

Gov. William*, b. March 16, 1695-6. He was 
Deputy Governor in 1740, 42 and 43, and Gov- 
ernor in 1743, 44, 46, 48 to 55 and 57; d. Feb. 22, 
1758; m. Catharine* Greene [of Benjl, Thomas", 
John' ]. Their 3d child was: 

Gov. William^ b. Aug. 16, 1731. He was 
made Chief Justice of the Superior Court in 
Feb. 1778, and in May 1778 was elected Governor 
and filled that office until May 1786, a period 
covering nearly the whole of the Revolutionary 
war. He d. Nov. 29, 1809; m. Catharine Eay, 
dau. of Simon and Deborah* (Greene) Ray [of 
Maj. Job^ Dept. Gov. John\ John' ]. Their 
oldest was: 

U. S. Senator Ray', b. Feb. 2, 1765. He was 
Attorney General of R. I. from 1794 to 1797, and 
U. S. Senator from 1797 to 1801; m. Mary M. 
Flagg, dau. of George Flagg of Charleston, S. 
C. Their 2d child was: 

Lieut. Gov. William', b. Jan. 1, 1797. Lieut. 
Gov. 1866 and 1867. 

Another of the children of the 2d Gov. Wil- 
liam* Greene was: 

Phebe'^, who m. Col. Samuel" Ward, s. of Gov. 
Samuel and Anna' (Ray) Ward, and gr. s. of 
Simon and Deborah* (Greene) Ray (of Maj. 
Job' Greene, Dept. Gov. John", John' ]. They 

Samuel' Ward, the father of 

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, the authoress and 
celebrated woman suffragist, widow of Dr. Samuel 
G. Howe, the philanthropist. 

Another of the children (2d) of the first Gov. 
William* Greene was: 

Capt. Samuel', b. Apr. 28, 1727; m. Patience 
Cook, dau. of Ebenezer Cook of East Greenwich. 
Their first child was: 

Patience'', b. May 13, 1754; m. Welcome Ar- 
nold, s. of Jonathan. Their 4th child was: 

Samuel Greene' Arnold, b. Jan. 20, 1778; m. 
Frances Rogers, dau. of John. Their oldest 
child was: 

Samuel Greene' Arnold, the historian, b. 
Apr. 12, 1821; d. Feb. 13, 1880. He was three 
times elected Lieut. Gov. of R. I. ; U. S. Senator 
from Dec. 1862 to March 1863; author of the 
History of Rhode Island, in 2 vols. 

The 4th child of John' and Joanna (Tatter 
sall) Greene was: 

James-, bapt. June 21, 1626; m. (2) Elizabeth 
Anthony, dau. of John of Portsmouth. His 8th 
child was: 

Jabez', b. May 17, 1673; m. Mary Barton, dau. 
of Benj. and Susannah ( Gorton) Barton and grd. 
dau. of Samuel Gorton. Their 5th child was: 

Nathanael*, b. Nov. 4, 1707, the Quaker 
preacher; m. (2) "eighteenth day of the sec- 
ond month 1739 " Mary Nott, dau. of Jacob and 
Rest (Perry) Nott (the Perry family to which 
Commodore Oliver H. Perry of Lake Erie renown 
belonged). His fifth child was: 

General Nathanael' Greene of Revolution- 
ary fame, b. " twenty-seventh day of fifth month 
1742, about one or two o'clock in the afternoon 
of the third day of the week;" m. Catharine' 
Littlefield, dau. of John and Phebe' (Ray) Lit- 
tlefield, and gr. dau. of Simon and Deborah* 
(Greene) Ray [of Maj. Job', Dept. Gov. John", 
John']. Their 4th child was: 

Nathanael Ray', b. Jan. 29, 1780; m. Annie 
Maria Clarke, dau. of Ethan and Anna" (Ward) 
Clarke, and gr. dau. of Gov. Samuel and Anna' 
(Ray) Ward [of Simon and Deborah* (Greene) 
Ray, Maj. Job' Greene, Dept. Gov. John", John']. 
Their 2d child was: 

George Washington' Greene, of East Green- 
wich, R. I., the historian, b. Apr. 8, 1811; d. 
Feb. 2, 1883. 

Another son of Nathanael*, the Quaker 
preacher, was: 

Christopher', b. "third day of 5th month 
1748, about one or two o'clock in the morning, 
on the first day of the week;" m. (2d) Deborah 
Ward, sister to former wife Catharine, and dau. 
of Gov. Samuel and Anna (Ray) Ward, etc. 
(See Nathaniel Ray Greene ante.) His 7th 
child was: 

Richard Ward" Greene, b. Jan. 21, 1792; d. 
1875; an eminent lawyer of Providence, R. I., and 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode 

Another, the 9th and youngest child of Na- 
thanael' the Quaker preacher (of Jabez', James^ 
John'], was: 

Perry', b. " fifth day of 9th month 1749, about 
five o'clock in the morning on the first day of the 
week. His 2d child was: 



Gen. Albeet Collins'' Greene, b. Apr. 15, 
1792, of East Greenwich. A Major General of 
Militia; Attorney General of Ehode Island from 
1825 to 1843, and U. S. Senator from 1845 to 
1851; d. Providence, R. I., Jan. 8, 1863. 

John' and Joanna (Tattershall) Greene 
had (5): 

Thomas-, bapt. June 4, 1628; d. June 5, 1717; 
m. Elizabeth Barton, dan. of Eufus of Warwick, 
R. I. His 7th and youngest child was: 

NATHANAEL'.b. Apr. 10, 1679; went to Boston; 
m. Ann Gould, dau. of Thomas and Frances 
(Robinson) Gould of Boston. Their 5th and 
youngest child was: 

Benjamin*, b. Jan. 11, 1712-13, in Boston; m. 
Mary Chandler. Their 6th child was: 

Gardiner', b. Sept. 23, 1753. a wealthy mer- 
chant of Boston. He d. 1832 leaving an estate 
of over $3,000,000. His 3d wife was Elizabeth 
Clarke Copley, dau. of John Singleton Copley, 
the artist, and sister of John Singleton Copley, 
Jr., who was Baron Lyndhurst of London, and 
sometime Lord Chancellor of England. 

Another son of Nathanael\ above, was: 

Eufus*, b. May 30, 1707, d. Dec. 31, 1777; m. 
Katharine Standridge. Their 9th child was: 

Sarah", b. Dec. 1, 1743, d. about 1774; m. 
Thomas Hickling, who was for many years U. S. 
Consul at the Azores at the Island of St. Michael. 
They had: 

Catharine Greene" Hickling, b. Aug. 1, 1767 ; 
m. Judge William Prescott, son of Col. William 
of Bunker Hill fame. Their son was: 

William Hickling' Prescott, the historian. 

Dept. Gov. John'' Greene [of John' and Jo- 
anna ( Tattershall) G reene J, m . Ann Almy. Their 
5th child was: 

Maj. Job^ b. Aug. 24, 16-56; d. July 6, 1745; 
m. Phebe Sayles, dau. of John and Mary (Wil- 
liams) Sayles and gr. dau. of Roger Williams. 
Their 10th child was: 

Judge Philip*, b. Mar. 15, 1704-5; d. Apr. 10, 
1791; m. Elizabeth Wickes, dau. of John and 
Sarah (Gorton) Wickes. Their 4th child was: 

Col. Christopher' Greene, b. May 12, 1737, 
served as captain in the Canadian Expedition in 
1775; repelled the Hessians at Red Bank, N. J., 
in 1777; was ruthlessly murdered on his picket 
line where he was passing the night with few 
attendants, by a detachment of Tories at Pine 
Bridge on the Croton River, Westchester Co., N. 
Y., May 13, 1781. 

Capt. Petee^ Greene, 5th child of Dept. Gov. 
John" and Ann (Almy) Greene [of John and Jo- 
anna], b. Feb. 7, 1654-5; d. Aug. 12, 1723; m. 

Elizabeth Arnold, dau. of Stephen' [of William']. 
Their 5th child was: 

William* Greene, b. July 29, 1690; d. Mar. 
17,1766; m. Sarah Medbury. Their oldest was: 

James' Greene, b. Sept. 8, 1713; d. May 30, 
1792; m. Desire Slocum, dau. of Giles. Their 
8th child was: 

Capt. James' Greene, b. 1754; d. Oct. 14, 1825 ; 
m. Rebecca Pitman, dau. of Sanders and Mary 
(Kinnicut) Pitman of Providence. Their 2d 
child was: 

Mary Kinnicut' Greene, b. Oct. 31, 1785; m. 
William Anthony, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Bowen) Anthony. Their 4th child was: 

Henry Bowen' Anthony, b. Apr. 1, 1815; was 
elected Governor of R. I. in 1849 and again in 
1850, and was U. S. Senator from 1859 to the 
time of his death, Sept. 2, 1884, a period of 25 
years. At the time of his death he was the senior 
Senator and was called the father of the Senate. 

Samuel' Greene, son of Dept. Gov. John" and 
Ann (Almy) Greene [of John'], b. Jan, 30, 1669- 
70; m. Mary Gorton. Their 3d child was: 

Samuel*, b. Oct. 22, 1700; d. Sept. 15, 1780; 
m. Sarah Coggshall, dau. of Joshua and Deborah 
(Nichols) Coggshall. Their 4th child was: 

Capt. Caleb', b. Apr. 23, 1737; d. Apr. 23, 
1813; m. Mary Tibbitts, dau. of George. Their 
7th child was: 

Caleb', b. June 17, 1772; d. Dec. 4, 1853; m. 
Sarah Robinson'' Greene (see below). Their 2d 
child was: 

Maj. Gen. George Sears' Greene, b. May 6, 
1801; still living at the age of 94; a graduate of 
the Military Academy at West Point. He com- 
manded the 3d Brigade, 2d Div. 12th Corps, 
called Greene's New York Brigade, in the battle 
of Gettysburg, which it is claimed saved the 
right and thereby won the day. His maternal 
line runs as follows: 

John' and Joanna had (5th child): 

Thomas-, bapt. June 4, 1628; d. June 5, 1717; 
m. Elizabeth Barton, dau. of Rufus. Their 4th 
child was: 

Richard^ b. Mar. 5, 1666-7; d. Sept. 25, 1724; 
m. Mary Carder, d. of John and Mary- (Holden) 
Carder, and gr. dau. of Randall' Holden. Their 
2d child was: 

Richard*, b. Apr. 17, 1702; d. Dec. 28, 1778; 
m. Elizabeth Godfrey, dau. of John. Their 2d 
child was: 

Thomas', b. Oct. 11, 1729; d. Dec. 14, 1813; m. 
(2) Sarah Wickes. dau. of Robert and Margaret 
(Barton) Wickes. His 6ih child was: 

Sarah Robinson' Greene, b. Dec. 12, 1774; 
m. Caleb" Greene. (See above.) Their 2d child 

Maj. Gen. George Sears' Greene, b. May 6, 
1801. His son, 

Samuel Dana' Greene, b. Feb. 11, 1840; a 
graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy of Annap- 


olis. Was executive officer on the Monitor from 
the first until she foundered off Hatteras. In 
her encounter with the Merrimac when comman- 
der Worden was disabled, he took command. 

Another of his sons, 

Col. Fkancis Vinton' Greene, b. June 27, 
1850; graduated from West Point 1870. During 
the Turco-Kussian war he was Military attach6 
to the U. S. Legation in St. Petersburg, to ob- 
serve the operations of the two armies. He is 
the author of " Army Life in Russia." " The 
Russian Army and its Campaigns in Turkey, 
1877-8," " The Mississippi," the eighth of the 
series of " Campaigns of the Civil War," and 
" General Greene," of the " Great Commanders 


John' Anthony, b. 1607, came from Hamp- 
stead, Eng., in the ship Hercules to New Eng- 
land, arriving 16 Apr. 1634, and settled at Ports- 
mouth, R. I., was an inn-keeper as well as having 
other occupations; was called planter in 1642; in 
Oct. of that year he sold to Richard Tew of 
Newport three parcels, 50 acres of land in New- 
port east from the Newport mill, within the tract 
called the great enclosure, 40 acres of which had 
been given him by town grant, and 10 acres as a 
servant; also two parcels of marsh. He was 
Corporal in 1644, Commissioner in 1661 and 
Deputy in 1666 and 1672. He d. 28 July 1675; 

m. Susanna , who d. prior to making of 

his will of 23 July 1675, proved 21 Aug. 1675. 
They had: (1.) John, b. 1642; d. 20 Oct. 1715; m. 
(2) Nov. 23, 1669, Frances Wodell, b. 6 July 1652 
[of Wm. and Mary]; m. (2) 3 Jan. 1694, Susanna 
Albro [of John and Dorothy], (2.) Susanna; 
1716+ ; m. 7 Sept. 1665, John Tripp, b. 1640 ± ; 
d. 20 Nov. 1719 [of John and Mary (Paine) 
Tripp J. (3.) Elizabeth', d. 1698+; m. 3 Aug. 
1665, James^' Greene, b. 1626; d. 27 Apr. 1698 
[of John and Joanna (Tattersall) Greene of 
Warwick, R. I.]. (4.) Joseph, d. 1728; m 5 -Apr. 
1676, Mary Wait [of Thomas]. (5.) Abraham, 
d. 10 Oct. 1727; m. 26 Dec. 1671, Alice Wodell, 
b. 10 Feb. 1650, d. 1734 [of Wm. and Mary]. 

Increase' Allen, of Dartmouth, Mass., and 

wife had a dau. Mary, b. 29 May 1689; 

m. 16 Feb. 1709, John' Greene of Warwick, R. 
I., son of James- and Elizabeth (Anthony) 
Greene of Warwick, R. I. [of John']. 

OUR langford lineage and connections. 

Col. Thomas Lincoln Casey of Washington, 
D. C, in 1884 contributed an article in the Nar- 
ragansett Historical Register, Vol. II, pp. 302- 
305, from which we abstract the statements in 
the following paragraph: 

On the 20th of June, 1670, the General Assem- 
bly of the Colony of Rhode Island, in session at 
Newport, ordered the Sergeant to procure a boat 
and men to carry a delegation of Deputies over 
to Narragansett. The boat obtained belonged 
to Mr. Robert Carr and the men employed were 

Thomas Langford, and Jacob Pender. Thomas 
Langford was probably the first of this family 
in Rhode Island, and the name does not seem to 
have been widely distributed in New England. 
A Richard Lanckford appeared in the list of 
Colony Rates of Plymouth, January 2, 1632-3 
taxed 9s, but his name is not on the list of Jan. 2, 
1633-4, neither does it appear in 1643 on the lists 
of those between the ages of 16 and 60. Savage 
states that in 1645 one John Langford was a 
freeman in Salem, and may have moved to this 
town from Sudbury. He was living in Salem in 
1689, and Thomas' of Newport may have been a 
descendant of this John of Salem. 

Thomas' Langford, of Newport, R. I. (possi- 
bly son of John of Salem), is believed to have 
had two sons, Thomas and John. It is quite 
certain that in the latter part of the seventeenth 
century there were two men in Newport, R. I., 
bearing the name of Langford, viz.: 

1. Thomas'-, a house carpenter, b. about 1670; 
d. intestate in June 1709. The inventory of his 
personal estate amounted to £482 7s. 11<I. He 
was mentioned as one of the legatees in the will 
of John Greene of Newport, R. I., of 4 Sept. 
1694; about 1697 he removed from Newport to 
E. Greenwich, R. I., where as early as 1698 he 
owned a farm. On 13 Feb. 1708 he and his wife 
Sarah sold Zachariah Jenkins of Sandwich, 
Mass., for £330, a farm of 90 acres in E. Green- 
wich, bounded partly by land belonging to heirs 
of John Smith, surveyor, of Newport, deceased. 

Thomas Langford m. (1) Comfort , who d. 

1699±; m. (2) in 1701, Sarah , who was 

living in E. Greenwich in Jan. 1755, but died 
shortly after that date. On 13 Sept. 1711, she 
m. (2) Immanuel Rouse of E. Greenwich, who d. 
before 1755. 

2. John', a merchant at Newport, made free- 
man of the Colony, 30 Apr. 1717. From the 
records of Trinity College of Newport, it would 
appear that his wife's name was Alida or Alleda, 
and that they had 5 children, Richard, Catha- 
rine, George, Alida, and John. They are believed 
to have had Northrup,b. soon after their removal 
from Newport, and who m. Mary 

Thomas- Langford, 1670 ±-1709 of Newport 
(afterward of E. Greenwich), R. I., by 1st wife 
Comfort had: (1.) Thomas, b. 22 Mar. 1695, 
dw. E. Greenwich, R. I., and Dutchess Co., N. Y.; 
m. . . Dec. 1723, Hannah. By the 2d wife Sarah, 
Thomas- Langford had: (2.) Ruth, b. 19 Feb. 
1702 in E. Greenwich; m. 20 Oct. 1720, Thomas 
Nichols, b. 13 Dec. 1691, son of John and Han- 
nah (Forman) Nichols of E. Greenwich. (3.) 
Comfort, b. 1 Jan. 1703-4, d. 2 Apr. 1784. m. 22 
Nov. 1728, Thomas Casey, b. 18 Nov. 1706, d. 20 
Apr. 1797, son of Adam and Mary (Greenman) 
Casey of Warwick, R. I. (4.) John, b. 10 Oct. 
1705, dwelt E. Greenwich, R. I. ; d. 3d of 3 mo. 
1785, was member of E. Greenwich Town Council 
many years; Justice of the peace as early as 
1750; m. 19 May 1727 Barbara Rice, b. 24 Apr. 



1706, d. 9 of 3 mo. 1799, dau. of John and El- 
nathan (Whipple) Rice of Warwick, R. I. [of 
John']. (5.) Jonathan,b.20Feb. 1707-8, d. 1738 
between date of will 5 Nov. 1738 and tiie proving 
of the same, I Jan. 1738-9; m. 1-1 Nov. 1727, Ann 

John' Langford, 1705-1785 of E. Greenwich, 
R. I. [of Thomas-. Thomas']; m. 1727 Barbara' 
Rice 1706-1799 [of John- and Elnathan (AVhip- 
ple) Rice, John'] and had: (1.) Tliomas, b. 9 
Sept. 1729, m. 29 Nov. 1753, Elizabeth Cornell, 
whod.5May 1759 [of Richard]. (2.) Sarah, b. 
6 Oct. 1731. (3.) Phehe, b. 26 Apr. 1734; m. 24 
Oct. 1751, Joseph' Greene, b. 19 Feb. 1727-8, d. 
1822, son of John' and Mary (Allen) Greene of 
Warwick, R. I. [of James', John']. (4.) Eleanor, 
b. 12 May 1737, m. 13 Feb. 1763, Abraham' Greene 
[of Rufus', Jabez^ James', John']. (5 ) John, 
Jr., 1740-1812, m.(l)26Nov.l761, Desire Tucker, 
b. 15 Oct. 1742, d. 14 of 7 mo. 1790 [of Capt. 
Benjamin, of Newport]; m. (2)16 Jan. 1793, Ruth 
Greene; b. 19 May 1748 [of James and Hannah 
of Warwick]. ( 6. ) Barbara, b. 1745, m. 14 Oct. 
1768, Stukely Wicks [of Benj.]. 

John' Rice, b. 1646, d. 6 Jan. 1730-31; came 
from England with Edmund Calvery, who was 
in Warwick, R. I., as early as 1661; he was on 
Grand Jury there in 1687, and was Deputy in 
1710; he m. 16 July 1674 Elizabeth Holden, b. 
_ - Aug. 1652, dau. of Randall and Frances (Dun- 
gan) Holden, and had: (1.) John, b. 1675; d. 
9 Jan. 1755, m. 25 July 1695, Elnathan Whipple, 
b. 2 Jan. 1674-5, d. 1753+, dau. of John and Mary 
(Olney) Whipple, of Providence, R. I. He was 
Deputy much of the time from 1705 to 1727, and 
Captain in 1721. The inventory of his personal 
estate amounted to £3,361 16s 2d — a large sum 
for those times. (2.) Randall, d. 1742±, m. 
Elizabeth , who d. 1745+. 

JoHN^' Rice, 1675-1755, of Warwick, R. I. [of 
John']; m. 1695 Elnathan Whipple 1675-1753 [of 
John'], and had: (1.) John, b. 6 Apr. 1696. 

(2.) Elizabeth, b. 8 May 1698, m Spencer. 

(3.) Thomas, b. 26 Apr. 1700, m. Mary Holden, 
dau. of Randall- and Bethia (Waterman) Holden 
[of Randall']. (4.) Mary, b. 22 Sept. 1702. 
(5.) Nathan, b. 20 Jan. 1703-4 (6.) Barbara, 
b 24 Apr. 1706, m. 11 May 1727, John Langford 
[of Thomas', Thomas']. (7.) William, b. 25 
Mar. 1708. (8. ) Mary, b. 24 Jan. 1709-10. (9.) 

Lydia, b. 30 Dec. 1711, m Sweet. (10.) 

Randall, b. 22 May 1714. (11.) Elnathan, b. 4 
Aug. 1716, m. Hill. 

Randall' Holden, b. 1612, d. 23 Aug. 1692; 
came from Salisbury, Eng , and on 4 Mar. 1636-7, 
he and Roger Williams were witnesses to the 
deed of Aquidneck ifcc, from Canonicus and 
Miantonomi to William Coddington, &c, for 40 
fathoms of white beads and 10 coats and 20 hoes 
to be given by Miantonomi to the inhabitants 
(aborigines), who were to remove before winter. 
On 7 March 1637-8, he was one of the nineteen 

signers of the following compact at Portsmouth : 
" We whose names are underwritten do here 
solemnly in the presence of Jehovah, incorporate 
ourselves into a Bodie Politick, and as he shall 
help, will submit our persons, lives, and estates 
unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings 
and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and 
most absolute laws of His, given us in His holy 
word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby." 
He was one of the 11 purchasers of Shawomet 
( Warwick) on 12 Jan. 1612-3 and was thenceforth 
one of the most prominent men of that town; 
was frequently Assistant 1647-76; and Commis- 
sioner 1652-63, Deputy 1666-86, and Justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas 1687-8; in 1651 he 
and three others agreed with the town to build 
a mill at their own cost, and to grind the town's 
corn for two quarts in a bushel, the town grant- 
ing: them a lot for their encouragement, and in 
1683 he was appointed on a committee to draft a 
letter to the King. 

He m. 1648 Frances Dungan, 1630 ±-1697, 
dau. of William and Frances (Latham) Dungan, 
and had: (1.) Frances, b. 29 Sept. 1649, d. 1679, 
m 1 Dec. 1671, John Holmes, b. 1649, d. 2 Oct. 
1712 [of Obadiah and Catharine]. (2.) Eliza- 
beth, b. .. Aug. 1652, m. 16 July 1674, John 
Rice, b. 1646, d. 6 Jan. 1730-31. (3.) Mary, b. 
.- Aug. 1654, m. 1 Dec. 1671, John Carder, who 
d. 26 Oct. 1700 [of Richard and Mary]. (4.) 
John, b. __ Jan. 1655-6. (5.) Sarah, b. .. Feb. 
1657-8. d. 1731, m. Joseph Stafford, b. 21 Mar. 
1648, d.l697+ [of Thomas and Elizabeth]. (6.) 
Randall, b. __ Apr. 1660, d. 13 Sept. 1726, m. 27 
Jan. 1687, Bethiah Waterman, b. 1664±, d. 23 
July 1742 [of Nathaniel and Susanna (Carder) 
Waterman]. (7.) Margaret, b. .. Jan. 1662-3, 
d. 1740, m, John Eldred or Eldridge, who d. 1724 
[ of Samuel and Elizabeth ]. (8. ) Charles, b. 22 
Mar. 1666, d. 21 July 1717, m. Catharine Greene, 
b. 15 Aug. 1665 [of John' and Ann (Almy) 
Greene, John']. (9.) Barbara, b. 2 July 1668. 
d. 1707, m. 4 June 1691, Samuel Wickham, b. 16 
Junel664, d. 1712±. (10.) Susannah, b. 8 Dec. 
1670, d. 11 Apr. 1734, m. 21 Jan. 1689, Benjamin 
Greene, b. 10 Jan. 1665-6, d. 22 Feb. 1757 [of 
Thomas' and Elizabeth (Barton) Greene, John']. 
(11.) Anthony, b. 16 Oct. 1673. 

Lewis Latham, of Elstow in County Bedford, 
England, Gentleman, Falconer to King Charles 
I, and of whom an original, life-sized, canvass 
portrait in the possession of Maj. Fred'c A. 
Holden of "Roselawn," Hyattsville, Md., has 
been photographed, copies being furnished at §1 
each, was descended from a junior branch of the 
Lathams of county Lancaster, Eugland, and bore 
the same coat of arms as that family. For many 
generations the Lathams exerted a powerful in- 
fluence in the county of Lancaster. The senior 
branch of the family had ended with Isabel, dau. 
and heiress of Sir Thos. Latham of Latham, who 
d. in 13fc5, and wife of Sir John Stanley, Knight, 
from whom were descended the Stanleys, Earls 



of Derby. The Latham estate thus passed into 
another name and was long held by the Stanley 

He, Lewis Latham, was b. 1555, dwelt 

at Elstow, in Co. Bedford, Eng., and d. 15 May 
1655. He was twice married. 

By his 2d wife, Winifred, who was living in 

1662, he had a dau. Frances^ Latham, b. 

1611, d. early in Sept. 1677. In the Newport 
(E. I.) cemetery, her burial place, a tombstone 
erected to her memory has the following inscrip- 
tion: "Here lyeth ye Body of Mrs. France 
Vaughn, alius Clarke, ye mother of ye only chil- 
dren of Capt'n Jeremiah Clarke. She died ye 
1 week in Sept., 1677, in ye 67th year of her age." 

She m. 1st Lord Weston; she m. 2d 

Wm. Dungan, who d. in Eng. in 1636, and by 
whom she had four children; she m. 8d Jere- 
miah Clarke, who d. Jan. 1651-2, with 

whom, soon after marriage, she and her four 
children came to New England, and by whom 
she had 7 more. She m. 4th Wm. Vaughan, 
who d. in 1677. Through her 11 children and 82 
grandchildren, the blood if not the name of 
Lewis Latham has been largely perpetuated in 
Ehode Island and other parts of the United 

William Dungan, of St. Martins, London, 
Eng., d. 1636, m. Frances, 1611-1677, widow of 
Lord Weston, and dau, of Hon. Lewis' Latham, 
of Elstow, Eng., 1555-1655, and had: (1.) Bar- 
bara, b. 1628 ±,m. 1644 James Baker, 1623-1702. 
(•2.) William. (3.) Frances, 1630±-1697, m. 
1648 Eandall Holden, 1612-1692. (4.) Thomas, 
d. 1688; settled in Pennsylvania, and is said to 
have been the first Baptist minister in those 
parts; m. Elizabeth Weaver. 

Capt. Jeremiah and Frances" (Latham) Clarke 
[of Lewis' Latham], had: (5.) Walter, b. 1640, 
d. 23 May 1714, m. (1) 1660 ± , Content Greenman, 
b. 1636, d. 27 Mar. 1666; m. (2) .. Feb. 1666-7, 
Hannah Scott; b. 1642, d. 24 July 1681; m. (3) 6 
Mar. 1682-3, Freeborn Hart (widow), b. 1635. 
d. 10 Jan. 1709-10; m. (4) 31 Auy. 1711, Sarah 
Gould (widow), b. .. Oct. 1664, living 1714. (6.) 
Marv, b. 1641, d. 7 Apr. 1711, m. (1) 1658, John 
Stanton, b. .. Aug. 1645, d. 3 Oct. 1713. (7.) 
Jeremiah, b. 1643, d. 16 Jan. 1729, m. Ann Aud- 
ley, who d. 15 Dec. 1732. (8.) Latham, b. 1645, d. 
1698, Anne Newbury (widow), b. 1652, d. 19 Feb. 
1731-2. (9.) Weston, b. 5 Apr. 1648, living in 
1728 ; m. ( 1 ) 25 Dec. 1668, Mary Easton, b. 25 Sept. 
1648,d. 16 Nov. 1690; m. (2) 21 Nov. 1691, Eebecca 
Easton (widow), b. . _ Apr. 1662, d. 16 Sept. 1737. 
(10.) James, b. 1649, d. 1 Dec. 1736, m. Hope 
Power, b. 1650, d. 27 Feb. 1717-18. (11.) Sarah, 
b. 1 65 1 , living in 1706, m . ( 1 ) John Pinner, who d . 
I<i74; m. (2) Caleb Carr, b. 1()24, d. 17 Dec. 1695. 

John' Whipple, b. 1617±, d. 16 May 1685, 
was at Dorchester, Mass., 1632-58 and afterward 

at Providence, E. I., 1659-b5; was Deputy much 
of the time from 1666 to 1677, and was licensed 
to keep an ordinary in 1674. He was one of 
those " who staid and went not away'" in King 
Phillip's War, and so had a share in the dispo- 
sition of Indian captives, whose services were 
sold for a term of years. He m. 1639 ±, Sarah 

, 1624 ±-1666, and had: (L) Joh7i, b. 

1640, dwelt Providence, E. I., where he repeat- 
edly held the positions of Town Treasurer, Town 
Clerk, Deputy, Town Council, and Assistant, and 
there d. 15 Dec. 1700; m. (1) 4 Dec. 1663, Mary 
Olney, who d. 1676 ±, dau. of Thomas and Mary 
(Small) Olney; m. (2) 15 Apr. 1678, Eebecca Scott, 
who d. 1701+, widow of John Scott. (2.) Sarah, 
1642-1687+,m. John Smith, who d. 1682 [of John 
and Alice]. (3.) Samuel, b. 1644, d. 12 Mar. 
1711; m. Mary Harris, b. 1639, d. 14 Dec. 1722 
[of Thomas and Elizabeth]. (4.) Eleazer, b. 
1646, d. 25 Aug. 1719; m. 26 Jan. 1668-9, Alice 
Angell, b. 1649, d. 13 Aug. 1743 [of Thomas and 
Alice]. (5.) Mary, 1648-1698+ ; m. 9 Mar. 1666, 
Epenetus Olney, b. 1634, d. 3 June 1698 [of 
Thomas and Mary (Small) Olney]. (6.) William, 
b. 1652, d. 9 Mar. 1712, m. Mary (7.) Ben- 
jamin, b. 1654, d. 11 Mar. 1704, m. 1 Apr. 1686, 
Euth Mathewson [of James and Hannah (Field) 
MathewBon]. (8.) David, b. 1656, d. .. Dec. 
1710, m. (1) 15 May 1675, Sarah Hearnden, who d. 
2 Apr. 1677 [of Benj. and Elizabeth (White) 
Hearnden]; m. (2) 11 Nov. 1677, Hannah Tower, 
who d. .. Nov. 1722 [of John and Margaret]. 
(9.) Abigail, d. 19 Aug. 1725. m.(l) Stephen Dex- 
ter, b. 1 Nov. 1647, d. 1679 [of Gregory and Abigail 
(Fullerton) Dexter];m.(2) _ _ Jan. 1681-2, William 
Hopkins, b. 1647, d. 8 July 1723 [of Thomas]. 
(10.) Joseph, b. 1662, d. 28 Apr. 1746, m. 20 May 
1684, Alice Smith, b. 1664, d. 20 July 1739 [of 
Edward and Anphillis (Angell) Smith]. (11.) 
Jonathan, b. 1664, d. 8 Sept. 1721, m. (1) Margaret 

Angell [of Thomas and Alice]; m. (2) Anne , 

who d. 5 Mar. 1725. 

John- Whipple, baptized at Dorchester, Mass., 
9 Mar. 1639-40, dw. Providence, R. I., and there 
d. 15 Dec. 1700 [of John and Sarah]; m. (1) 1663, 
Mary Olney [of Thomas], and had: (1.) Mary, 

b. 4 Mar. 1665. (2.) John, b. 2 Oct. 1666, m 

(3.) Elnathan, b. 2 Jan. 1674-5, m. John Eice. 
John- Whipple, 1640-1700, m. (2) 1678, Eebecca 
Scott, widow of John, and had: (4.) Delivor- 
ence, b. 4 Feb. 1678-9: m. William Arnold. (6.) 

Thomas' Olney, 1600-1682, shoemaker, from 
St. Albans, Hertford Co., Eng., embarked in ship 
Planter of London for New England 2 Apr. 1635, 
aged 35, with wife Mary aged 30, and sons Thomas 
and Epenetus. He was elected Freeman at Sa- 
lem, Mass., 17 May 1637, and received a grant of 
land there the same year, but went to Providence 
in 1638, where he was Treasurer for the town and 
again in 1669; was one of the twelve original 
members of the First Baptist Church (1639), and 
one of the 39 signers of the agreement for a form 

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of government of the Colony, 27 July 1640, and 
subsequently held the positions of Assistant, 
Commissioner, Deputy, and Town Council. 
The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 
has records of his 7 children, 21 grandchildren, 
and 60 great-grandchildren. He m. Mary Small, 
b. 1605, who d. before the date of his will of 21 
Mar. 1678-9, proved 17 Oct. 1682, and had: (1.) 
Thomas, b. 1632, d. 11 June 1722, m. 3 July 1660, 
Elizabeth Marsh, who d. before 1722. (2.) Epe- 
netus, b. 1634, d. 3 June 1698; m. 9 Mar. 1665-6, 
Mary Whipple, 1648-1698+ [of John andSarah]. 
(3.) Nedabiah, baptized 27 Aug. 1637, d. young. 
(4.) Stephen, d. 1658 ±. (5.) James, d. .. Oct. 
1676, unm. (6.) Jl/ar2/,d. 1676±,m. 4 Dec. 1663, 
John Whipple, b. 1640, d. 15 Dec. 1700 [of John 
andSarah]. (7.) Lydia, b. 1645, d. 9 Sept. 1724, 

m. 17 Dec. 1669, Joseph Williams, b. 12 Dec. 
1643, d. 17 Aug. 1724 [of Eoger and Mary]. 

Thomas' and Mary (Small) Olney's daughter 
Mary- m. John- Whipple [of John'] and had: 
Elnathan Whipple, who m. John'Eice [of John'] 
and had Barbara Rice, who m. John'Langford [of 
Thomas-, Thomas'], and had Phoebe Langford, 
who m. Joseph* Greene [of John\ James', John', 
of royal descent], and had Langford" Greene, 
who m. Abigail Thomas [of George], and had 
Bathsheba Greene, who m, Jonathan Berry, and 
had Diana Berry, who m. George Washington' 
Gardner [of John*, John^, William', George'], 
and had Phebe B. Gardner, who m. Nathan' Shot- 
well [of Isaac M"., Richard", Benjamin*, John', 
John", Abraham'], and had Ambrose Milton 
yhotwell, the compiler of this volume, et al. 







Note— The following catalogue ot fathers and mothers, whose children, so far as their genealogical records 
have been obtained, are duly registered in the body of the present volume, will, it is hoped, be found a convenient 
appendi.x, especially serviceable in tracing the various branches of one's ancestry elsewhere more fully pre- 
sented in this book. 

The " superior figures " or exponents affixed to the several names denote the generation, reckoned usually from 
the earliest American forefather of the same patronymic; and the numbers within brackets indicate the corre- 
sponding lines of this exhibit where the parents' names may be found. This list does not include the new names 
given in the appendix which presents the lineages of those relatives who have subscribed for copies of the volume 
prior to its publication. 

In this alphabetical summary, the author's direct ancestors are indicated by the asterisk (*). Any reader able 
and willing to point out possible errors or supply additions, is cordially requested to report promptly to the com- 
piler, A . M. Shotwell, at Concord, Mich., any observed inaccuracies or the omission of any known marriage dates, 
or of the names of parents of persons named Shotwell, or of parents who were sons or daughters of his fore- 
fathers * so marked, together with any data in such sender's possession relating to such omitted households or 
individuals— to the end that a revised and corrected table of the editor's kindred and their pedigrees may be com- 
pleted at an early date. 

The numbers prefixed to certain fathers' uames in Part II of this work correspond, not to those of the same 
name in this table, but to those in a later Synopsis of six generations of the Shotwell family. 

Mentioned in accompanying table. 

I Grandfather. . 
Paternal. 1 ^o. 251. 

I Grandmother. 
No. 339. 

Maternal, j ^o. 46(6). 


Desc. of Nos 344, 190, 283, 282, 174, 
8(a), 8(c), 20, 37, 40, 82(a), 83(a), 
126, 410, 411. 

Desc. of Nos. 149, 157, 147(6), 152, 

151, 16, 22, 23, 86, 101, 103, 105, 

106, 109, 130(a), 132, 133(a), 134, 
L 168, 403, 430, 434, 435. 

r Desc. of Nos. 55, 54, 60, 44(a), 65, 
-! .394, 395, 396, 401, 402, 425, 426, 
i 427, 436, 437(a). 

f Desc. of Nos. 5, 75, 73, 72, 70(6), 71, 
J 77, 76, 78, 69, 68, 81, 80, 88, 35, 36, 
1 2, 34, 3, 4, 32. 95, 116, 117, 118(o), 
[ 119, 137, 165, 16G, 404, 438, 439(a). 

6. («) 

Aldrich, Wanton* [of Asa] married 1805 Amy" 

Shotwell [of 344]. 

Alfred^ The Great, King of England [of 36], 

m. Ethelbith — ancestors of the 

mother of the compiler's maternal 

grandmother. (See Nos. 5, 71, 81 

and 88, and p. 40. 

Allen, Increase', of Dartmouth, m. 

Anthony, John', m. Susanna 

Berry, Jonathan', m. 1809 Bathsheba' Greene 
[of 75 j. 
Langtord G=. [of 5] m. (1) 1841 Mary A. 
" Langford G-'., m. (2) Margaret Ramsdell. 
" Langford G-., m, (3) Betsey Coyt. 

Bosworth, SethW.,m.l827 Catharine E." Pound 

[of 149]. 
I. [of Thos'.l m. 

8. (o)* Bowne, John-, (of Flushing, L. 

(1) 1654 -t- Elizabeth-' Feeke [of 37 1. 
(6) '• John-, (of Flushing, L. I.) [of Thos'.] m. 

(2) 1679 ± Hannah Bickerhoff. 

(c)* " John-', (of Flushing, L. I.), [of Thos'.) m. 
(3), 1692 ± Mary- Cock [of 20]. 

9. (a) Briggs, Richmond', [of Pardon-, John'] m. (1) 

1839 Caroline Chapman. 
(6) " Richmond', m. (2) 1843 Mary Swift. 

10. " WilliamC*. [of 9 (rt) I m. 1860 Elizabeth 


11. Brotherton, Henry', m. 1713 Ann' Shotwell [of 


12. BrothertoD, Henry', Jr., [of James-, of 11], m. (2) 

Esther* Pound [of 147 (6)]. 

13. Brown, James, m. Elizabeth- Carr [of 16). 

14. Carr, Caleb-, [of 16] m. Phillip' Greene [of John= 

and Ann (Almy) Green, Johni]. 

15. " Esek- [of 16] m. Susanna 

16.* " Robert', of Newport, R. I., m. 

17. Gary, Thomas, m. 1787 Hannah^ Moore [of 132]. 

18. Clark, George D., m. Ann^ King [of 109J. 

19. Clarke, Jeremiah', m. Frances- (Latham) Dun- 

gan [of 119]. 

20.* Cock, James', m. Sarah 

21. Comstock, Nathan, m. 1824 Anna" Pound [of 

22.* Cowperthwaite, Hugh', of Flushing, L. I., m. 


23* " John^ [of 22] m. 1690-1, Sarah 


24. Curtis, Wilbur F., m. 1871 Rosetta A'. Dilling- 

ham [of 30]. 

25. Daily, George, m. 1830 Sarah K". Pound [of 149]. 

26. (a) Davis, JehieF, m. (1) 1810 Lydia T. Bentley. 
(&) " JehieF, m. (2) 1843 Phebe T. Dean. 

27. (a) " Jehiel K*. [of 20 (6)] m. (1) 1874 Alma C. 

(6) " Jehiel K'., m. (2) 1886 Ida A*. Shot well [of 

28. Dillingham, Isaac* [of 30] m. 1865 Martha A. 


29. " Oscar* [of 30] m. 1872 Sarah H. 


30. " Stephen', m, 1833 Anna P'. (Shot- 

well) Hoag [254]. 

31. " Stephen N*. [of 30] m. 1863 Eme- 

line E. Porter. 
32.* Dungan, William', m. Frances^ (Latham) West 

[of 119]. 
33. Ebert, Jacob, m. 1826 Nancy" (Shotwell) Van- 

doIah[of 250]. 
34.* Edward*, The Elder, King of England [of 2] m. 

35.* Egbert', First King of England, m. Lady R«d- 

30* Ethelwolf-, King of England [of .35]. 
.37* Feake, Lieut. Robert', m. Elizabeth- (Fones) 

38. Fitz Randolph, Jacob, m. Anna* Webster [of 


39. " " John, m. 1793 Mary* King [of 

40.* Fones, Thos'., m. Anna Winthrop [sister to Gov. 
John, of Mass.] 

41. Fuller, Scott, m. Abigail Gardner [of 55]. 

42. Gardiner, Benoni-^ [of 44 (a)] m. Mary 

4.3. Gardner, Champlain-', [of Clark*, Wm',. Wm-., 
George'], m. Bathsheba'' Gard- 
ner [of 55]. 

44. (a)* Gardner George', [of Newport, R. I.] m. 1642 ± 

Hored (Long) Hicks. 
(h) " George', m. [2] 1665 x Lydia Ballou. 

45. " George^ [of 44(a)l m. Tabitha Tefft. 

46. (o) ' George Washington'' [of 55] m. (1) 

1814 Phebe N. Garbutt. 
(6)* " George Washington' m. (2) 1830 

Diana- Berry [of 5]. 

47. " George Milton" |of 4(! (6)] m. 1857 

Jane E'. Gardner [of Geo"., AbieP 
Thos'.. Wm'., Wm-., Geo'.]. 

48. " George Milton' Jr., [of 47 1 m. 1880 

Mary L. Freeman. 

49. " Henry= [of 44 (a)] m. (2) Abigail 

(Richmond) Remington. 

50. " Jeffrey Watson» [of 55] m. 1800 ± 

Freelove^ Gardner [of Clark*, Wm"., 
Wm-., Geo'.]. 

51. " Jeremiah^ of Newport, R. I., [of 44 (6)] 





70; (a) 





John' [of 60] m. 
John* [of 54] 

John* [of 55] 1 



82. (a)' 

83. (a)'< 


(Jardner, Jeremiah Hazard^' [of 55] m. 1811 
Harriet Pattison [of Sunderland- 
Jeremiah Hazard" [of 46 (u)] ra. 1844 
Anna Thompson. 


m. 1767 Bathsheba* 

Watson [of 425]. 
Elizabeth Adams. 
Gardiner, Joseph^ [of 44 (b)] m. 1693 Catharine 

Gardner, Nicholas^ [of 44 (a)] m. Hannah 

Samuel- [of 44 (a)] m. 1683 Elizabeth-. 
(Carr) Brown [of 16]. 
" William- [of 44 (a)] m. Alice, Elsie, or 

Elizabeth • 

William' [of 60] m. 1744 Freelove 
[of 54] m. Sarah* Watson 

of [425]. 
Scott', [of John", Abiel'', 
Wm'., Wm-., Geo'.] m. 1874 
Mabel A. Hunn, |of 100]. 
Genung, Lewis, m. 1859 Mary Jane* Dillingham 

[of 30]. 
Gereardy, John', m. Renewed- Sweet [of 402]. 
Greene, Benjamin" [of 75] m. 1821 Rhoda Niles. 
" George" [of 75] m. Sally Reeves. 

Henry', de, [of 81] m. 1353 Catherine. 

" Sir Henry*, de,[of 68] m. Matilda Maudit. 

" James- [of 71] ra. (1) Deliverence Potter. 

^ " " m. (2) 1665 Elizabeth^ Anthony 

[of 4]. 

" John' (of Warwick) [of 77] m. 1619 Joaua 

" John' [of 70 (5)1 m. 1709 Mary- Allen [of 
Joseph* [of 72] m. 1751 Phoebe* Lang- 
ford [of 116]. 
" Joseph" [of 75] m. Urania Hull. 
" Langford^ [of 73] m. 1789 ± Abigail- 
Thomas [of 404]. 
" Richard-, of Bowridge Hill, England [of 

78] m. 

Greene Richard' [of 76] m. Mary 

" Robert', of Gillingham, England [grand- 
son of 69] m. 

" Samuel" [of 75] m. (1) Lucy Rose. 
Sir Thomas', de la, m. Alice. 
Thomas- de, (born 1292) [of 80] m. (1) 
Lucy'', Le Zouche [desc. of Eudo", 
Elene'' de Quincy, Roger'-, (d. 1264), 
Margaret" de Bellomont, Robert'" 
—.3d Earl of Leicester (d. 1196), Rob- 
ert", Isabel- de Vermandois, Adela' 
— consort Prince Hugh*. Magnus of 
France, count Hubert", Princess 
Edgiva' of England, of 34, and desc. 
of 4 English and 3 French kings, 2 
Russian grand dukes and 1 Emperor 
of Constantinople!. 
Hallet, Richard' [of 83 {a)\, m. (1) 1717, Amy' 
Bowne [of 8 (c)]. 
Richard' [of 83 (a)], lu. (2) Anne Miller. 
Wm-'. [of Wm'. of Hellgate], m. Sarah 
Woolsey |of Geo', of Jamaical. 
" Wm., m. Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop [of 
Hampton, Abner, m. 1744 Rachel' Webster [of 
William-' [of 84], m. 1768 Sarah^ Shot- 
well [of 190]. 
Hartshorne, Richard', of Middletown. N. J., from 
Hathern, Eng., m. 1670 Margaret" 
Carr [of 16). 
Head, Thomas, m., RacheP Moore [of 132]. 







110. (a) 


118. {aY 







130. {ay 

1.33. (a)* 


Henry*, I, King of France (of Kings Robert-', 
Hugh' Capet, and father-in-law of 
Countess Adela' de Vermandois (see 
81)], m.Anne of Russia [of GrandDukes 
Jaroslaus-', Woldomir', and the latter's 
consort Anne, dau. of Romanus II, 
Emperor of Constantinople]. 
Herendeen, James' [of Joshua-], m. 1812, Eliza- 
beth'^ Shotwell [of 344]. 
" Welcome, m. Mercy^ Gardner [of 55]. 
Hicks, John, m. Mary- Carr [of 16j. 
Hoag, Benjamin- [of 94] m. 1830 Anna P'. Shot- 
well [of 254]. 
" Jacob, Jr., m. Sarah« Shotwell [of 344]. 
" Levi, m. Desire^ Gardner [of 55]. 
Holden, Randall' m. 1648 Frances^ Dungan [of 

Hull, Joseph' m. 1700+ Ann^ Gardner [of CO]. 

" Samuel, m. Hannah'' Greene [of 75]. 
Hunn, Edward R.^ (of 100] m. 1885 Caroline E. 
Gardner V. [of 100] m. 1881 Mary= Hawes. 
" Oliver B., m. 1852 Malinna A''. Gardner [of 
46 (6)]. 

Ilsley, William', m. Barbara 

Kellogg, Charles H., m. 1872 Clara A^. Shotwell 
[of 256 (6)]. 

King, Harmanus', m. 

" John'', born 1779 [of 109] m. 

" Joseph^ Sr. (of 103) m. 17 11+ Mercy 

" Joseph'', Jr. [of 105) m. Mary 

" Joseph^ [of 109], m. 1805, Catharine' Laing 

[of Thos', Isaac', John-, John']. 
" Joseph' [of 111], m. (2) Anne(Large)Lundy. 
" Nathan* [of 106] m. 1771 Sarah^ Moore [of 

" Thomas TJ. [of 107], m. [1] 1838 Ann Maria 

" Thomas L"., m. [2] 1863 Alice Gray. 
" Wm^ [of 105], m. Abigail Doughty. 
Laing, John- (of John') m. 1705 Elizabeth' Shot- 
well [of 282]. 
" John* [of Samuel', Wm-.. John' |, m. Han- 
nah Webster. 
Smith"^^ [of Joseph', of 113], m. 1815 Abbe" 
Shotwell [of 344], 

Langford, John- [of 117] m. Alida 

John'^ [of 118 (a)] m. 1727 Barbara' 
Rice [of 166.J 

" Thomas', of Newport, R. I., m. 

" Thomas- of Newport, R. I., [of 117] m. 

(1) Comfort . 

" Thomas-', m. (2) Sarah 

Latham , Lewis', of Elsto w, Eng., m, Winifred 

Loomis, Charles R., m. 1892 Kate M.'* Shotwell 

[of 222 (a)]. 
Lundy, Jacob, Jr., m. 1783 Sarah" (Shotwell) 
Hampton [of 190]. 
Joseph, m. 1787 Elizabeth" Shotwelll of 
Maltby, Wm H., m. Sarah Florilla' Shotwell [of 

222 (a)]. 
Marsh, Samuel, m. 1744 Mary* Shotwell [of 283]. 
" William, m. 1753 Sarah' Webster [of 435], 
Martin, Isaac', m. Elizabeth Burling. 
Mooro, Benjamin' [of 130 (a) | m. 1728 Elizabeth' 
Shotwell [of 208]. 
Benjamin-' [of 132] m. 1790 (— ) 

Edward* [of 134) m. 

John^ [of 133 (<»)] m. (1) 1699 Hope Rob- 
ins [of 168]. 
John-, m. (2) 1717 Mary Oliver. 
John" [of 132] m. 1783 Hannah Copland. 
" Joseph* [ of 134 ] m. 1751 Christiana 
Bishop [of Moses]. 
Samuel', m. (2) 1656 Mary^ llBley[of 101]. 
" Samuel', m. (3) 1678 Ann Jaques. 

Samuel' [of 130 («)[ m.l730± Mary 

135. Moore, Samuel* [of 134] m. 1763 Rachel Stone. 

136. " Samuel" [of 132] m. 1781 Amelia Prall 

[of Benj.]. 
137.* Olney, Thomas', m. Mary Small. 

138. Osborne, Jonathan H., m. Martha" Shotwell [of 

285 (6)], 

139. Park, Jonathan S., m. 1850 Abigail Emily^ Berry 

[of 5]. 

140. Pattison, Sunderland', Jr., m. Dorcas" Gardner 

[of 55]. 

141. Piatt, Capt. Wm., m. Sarah" Shotwell [of 285 (6)]. 

142. Piper, John D., m. 1884 Goj-trude E^. Shotwell 

[of 251]. 

143. Pound, Alexander" [of 153] m. 1842 Almma 


144. Pound Asher" [of 149] m. 1819 Mary Birdsall. 

145. •' Benjamin* [of 147 (a)] m. 1763 Elizabeth* 

Laing [of David', John-', John']. 

146. " Daniel* [of 147 06] m. Prudence Jones. 

147. («) " Elijah' [of 1521 m. (1) Bathsheba • 

(6) * " Elijah-', m. (2) Elizabeth 

148. " Elijah* [of 147(6)] m. 1784 Isabella Sharp. 
149.* " Hugh" [of 157] m. 1794 Sarah" King [of 

150. (a) " Jediah Shotwell" [of 149] m. (1) 1829 
Edith" Laing [of John", John*, Sam- 
uel', William-', JohL']. 
(6) " Jediah, m. (2) 1853 Prudence P'. Shot- 
well [of 195.1 

151 * " John' m. Esther 

152.* " John=otPiscataway.N. J.,[of 151]m. 

153. " John" [of 157] m. 1803 Alice Smith. 

154. " John W". [of 153] m. 1855-f Catharine 

Lucretia Wilson. 

155. " Joseph Smith" [of 153] m. 1829 Lavinia 


156. " Nathan K". [of 149] m. 1824 Hannah G. 

157.* " Samuel* [of 147 (6)] m. 1772 Catharine* 

Webster [of 430]. 

158. " Samuel L". [of 157] m. 1807 Anne" Laing. 

[of John*, David', John-, John']. 

159. " Samuel" [of 153] m. 1832 Lucinda An- 


160. (a) " William" [of 1.57 1 m. (1) Mary Vail. 

(6) " William", m. (2) 1812 Abigail" Shotwell 
[of 347]. 

161. (a) " William" [of 149] m. (1) 1818 Betsey 

(6) " Williau/' m. (2) 18,30 Mary J. Goodell. 

162. " Zachariah* [of 147 (o)] m. 1761 Elizabeth 


163. Reed, John= m. 1839, Mary S'. Shotwell [of 254]. 

164. " John Seley' [of 163] m. 1864 Mary Eliza" 

Shotwell [of 2331. 
165.* Rice, John', m. 1674 Elizabeth- Holden [of 95]. 
166.* " John^ [of 165] m. 1695 Elnathan^ Whipple 

[of 439 (a)\. 
167. Robe, William Prank, m. (1) 1863 Mary Ellen" 

Shotwell [of 256 (a)]. 
168.* Robins, Daniel', of Woodbridge, N. J., m. Hope 

169. Robinson, George, m. Elizabeth'' Pound [of 157] 

170. Sayrs (or Sears), Ephraim, m. 1816 Charlotte' 

Shotwell [of 250). 

171. Seaton, Maj. George C, m. 1820 Ester" (Shot 

well) Smith [of 250]. 

172. (a) Shotwell, Aaron" [of 183] m. (1) Martin. 





176. (a) 


Aaron", m. (2) Freeman. 

Abel" [of 260] m. 1810 Elizabeth* 

Vail [of 4131. 
Abraham', of Elizabethtown and New 

York m. 

Abraham^ [of 282] m. 1712 Elizabeth^ 

Cowperthwait [of 23], 
Abraham* [of 28.3] m. (1) 1742 Mary 

Abraham* m. (2) 1767 Lydia Hallett 
[of 82 (6)]. 



177. Shotwell, Abraham* [of 310] m. 1751 Mary 

218. (a) Shotwell, David" [of 200] m. (1) Polly Lewis. 



David" [of 200] m. (2) Bulah Wood. 


Abraham' [of 290] m. Almyra Clark. 


David' |of 218 [6)] m. Delia Shute. 


Abraham" [of 172 (a)] m. Moore. 


David S'. [of 103] m. 1838 Eliza' Dil- 


Abraham ¥<'. [of 296] m. 



Abraham V. [of 348] m. 

221. (a) 

David' [of 342(6)] m.(l) Permelia Clark. 


Adoniram Judson' [of 189] m. 1872 

(6) " 

David' [of 342 (6)] m. (2) Ann Berry. 

Martha H. Graham. 

222. (a) 

David B'. [of 254 1 m. (1) 1860 Adaliza J. 


Albert' [of 292 (6)] m. (I) 1836 Catha- 


rine Geery. 


David B'. [of 254] m. (2) 1880 Margery 


Alexander" [of 335] m. 1824 Eliza 

A. (McPherson) Mason. 



David S«., Jr., [of 220], m. 1871 Adelia 


Alexander Hamilton, M. D. | of 337 {a)], 


m. iSClJennie Eliza McEntire. 


Dea Abel' [of 318] m. 1847 Christi Ann 


Alfred L'. [of 375] m. Gabriella Breck- 


., • a,u . «°"'^^^- 

225 " 

Eden=> [of 262 (a)] m. Mary Haydock, 


Alvin Theodore^ [of 228 (6)] m. 1881 


Eden" [of 335] m. 1837 Ann M. Haas. 

Mary Josephine Moore. 

227. " 

Edmund" [of 260] m. Sarah R. Shepard. 


Anson" [of 308] m. 1863 Lucinda Jane 

228. (a) 

Edmund v. [of 211] m. (1) JFreelove 




Arrison" [of 250] m. 1835 Mary Dicker- 


Edmund v. [of 211] m. (2) 1844 Jane 


H. Williams. 


Benjamin* [of 283] m. 1746 Ame* Hal- 


Edmund' [of 3631 m. 1834 Adna A. La 

lett rof 82 (a)]. 



Benjamin* [of 284] m. 1754 Elizabeth 


Edward" [of .366 (6)] m. Miriam" Moore 
|of Edward', of 129]. 



Benjamin' [of 190] m. 1781 Bathsheba'' 


Edward R'. [of 341] m. 1835 Margaret 

Pound [of 162.] 

H'. Shotwell [of 227 j. 


Benjamin" [of 344] m. 1815 Sarah Hoag 

232. (a) 

Edward H'. [of 195] m. (1) 1865Ro8etta 

[of 94.] 

E. Corwin. 


Benjamin" [of 373] m. Mary* Hunt [of 

James. | 
Benjamin" [of 192] m. 1825 Catharine 


Edward H'. [of 195] m. (2) 1868 Eliza 

Edwin B'. [of 390 (6)1 m. 1846 Sarah A. 





196. (a) 

Benjamin H'. [of 364 (a)] m. (1) Susan 


Eli' [of 211|m.EmelizaBoyce. 

L'. Thorn [of Samuel", Abr\, Abr*., 


Elijah" [of 264] m. Jemima- Piatt [of 

Abr^., Jos-., Wm'.]. 



Benjamin H'. m. (2) Paulina R. Davis. 


Elijah" [of 371] m. Martha Burtsall. 


Benjamin W». [of 231] m. 18G9 Mary 


Elijah B\ [of 383] m. 



Elmer E\ [of 233] m. 1884 Carrie B. 


Benjamin R\ [of 391] m. 1876 Melissa 




Elvington M\ [of 188\ m. 1891+ Mary 


Benjamin F\ [220] m. 1887 Alice 




Ezra M'. (of 255] m. 1868 Theora Door. 


Caleb^ [of 346] m. Phebe (Hinckston) 


Freeman' [of 345) m. Nancy Nott. 


242. (a) 

George H". [of 172 (a)] m. Mary E. A. 


Caleb G', [of 318] m. 1837 Sarah J. 



242. (6) 

Geo', [of 242 (a)] m. 


Carlos B«. [of 299] m. 1871 Eliza L. 


George' [of 207] m. ^ — 

Greenleaf* [of 380] m. 

Harvey, of Pennsylvania, m. 




Cassius E\ [of 339] m. 1885 Edith M'. 


Briggs [of 10]. 


Harvey" [of 373] m. 1823 Louisa" Shot- 

204. (a) 

Charles Akin (b. 1846) [adopted s. of 

well [of 335]. 

Mary", dau. of 372] m. (1) Alice 


Henry'' [of 311 (a)] m. 1781 Sarah Dob- 




Charles Akin m. (2) 1876, Agnes 


Henry R'. [of 315] m. 1830 Margaret G". 


Laing [of Wm'., Thos*., Isaac', 


Charles' fof 275] m. 

John-', John']. 


Clarkson' [of 211] m. Mary Ross. 


Hudson B^ [of 231] m. Emma J. Noe. 


Clarkson" [of 268] m. Keziah Freeman. 


Hugh-' [of 285 (6)] m. 1783 Rosetta Arri- 


DanieF of Staten Island [of 174] m. 




Hugh P'. [of 254] m. 1850 Hannah 


Daniel' [of 310] m. 1753 Deborah* 


Shotwell [of 175.] 


Isaac" [of 263] m. 1770 Hannah^ Shot- 


Daniel • [of 209] m. Keziah Terrill. 

well [of 262 (a)]. 


Daniel C". ( Hatter) [of .329] m. Martha" 


Isaac" [of 176 (6)] m. 1791 Catherine 

Pound [of SamueF, of 162]. 


212. (a) 

Daniel" "on the hill "[of 264] m. (1) 


Isaac M". [of 344) m. 1813 Edna C^ 

Mary" Shotwell (of 287(6)]. 

Pound [of 149]. 

„ ('') 

Daniel" m. (2) Phebe Cole. 


Isaac" [of 366 (6)] m. Hope Stanton. 


Daniel", Jr. [of 210 1 m 1827 Margaret 

256. (o) 

Isaac M'. [of 254] m. (1) 1843 Elvira L. 

Ann Elizabeth Force. 



Daniel L". [of 390(6)] m. Mary Iden. 


Isaac M'. [of 254] m. (2) 1854 Delia A. 


Daniel P^ [of 391] m. 1886 Sarah V. 


(Bond) Shotwell (see 333). 


Isaac M'. [of 193] m. Mary P. Estes. 
Isaac' of .365] m. (1) Harriet Hobbs. 


David^ [of .346] m. 1779, Elizabeth Fitz 

258. (a) 

Randolph [of Hartshorne]. 


Isaac' of 365] m. (2) Sadie Fowler. 


David" [of 373] m. Prall. 


Isaac' of 295 (6)] m. Mary Nickison. 



260. Shotwel 

, Isaiah'^ [ot 285 (6)] m. 1772 Constant 



, .John' of 207] m. Sarah Johnson. 



John' of 342 (6)] m. 


Jabezi^ [of 2891 m. 1815± Eliza Warder. 



John I', [ot 356] m. 

262. (a) 

Jacob* [of 283] m. (1) 1746 Eleanor Hay- 



John B*. [of 281] m. 1871. -— 




John F». [of 258 (o)] m. 1879 Ella R. 


Jacob* [of 283] m. (2) 1766 Katharine 





John P8. [of 301] m. 


Jacob* [of 310] m. 



Jonathan^ [of 268] m. 1818 Phebe 


Jacob'' lof 285 (b)] m. 1769 Bathsheba* 


Pound [of 147(&)]. 


Jonathan L'. [ot 364 (6)] m. 1857 Eliza- 
beth Fitz Patrick. 


Jacob' [of 342 (6)], m. Dorcas Drake. 


Jacob Z». [of 391] m. 1870 Arabella J. 



Joseph' [of 208] m. 1716 Mary Man- 


Jacob A', [ot 226] m. 1872 Susan E. 


(a) " 

Joseph* [ot 283) m (1) 1742 Sarah' 
Cock [of Henrys Jas'.]. 


James^ [of 285 (6)] m. Elsie (Smalley) 


Joseph* [of 283] m. (2) Phebe Allen. 




Joseph* III [ot 310] m. 1743 Elizabeth 


James, m. 1772 Ann Moore. 



James' [of 374] m. 1831 Phebe Ayers. 
James' {of 356] m. Matilda Seley. 



Joseph!^ [of 312 (?)] m. 1783 Sarah 




James F. R'. [of 345] m. (1) Julia Car- 
oline Welch. 


Joseph''' [of 288] m. 1820 Margaret 


Capt. James A', [of 213] m. 1876 Hat- 
tie A. (Cambell) Shotwell. (See 361.) 



Joseph D''. [ot 2471 m- 1804 Elizabeth 
Fitz Randolph [of 38]. 


James' [of 181] m. 

James Luther^ [of 183] m. 1865 Sallie 


Joseph L«. [ot 260] m. 1809 Christiana* 


Vail [of 413]. 



Joseph [of 269] m. 1809 Sarah's Thorn 


Jasper' [of 286] m. 

Jasper [of 292 (6)]m. 1843 Ann McMil- 

[of Abr''., of 406]. 




Joseph's [ot 200] m. 1811 Sarah Randall. 
Joseph Smith'^' [ot 287 (6)] m. Deborah 




Jediah' [of 363] m. 1845 Martha A. 





Joseph's [of 250] m. 1821 Mary Arrison. 


Jeptha' [ot 320] m. 1849 Nancy Cooper. 



Joseph's [of 2]0 m. Ball. 


Jermiah^ [ot 176 (a)] m. 1781 Mary 



Joseph M'. [of 295 (a)] m. 1860 Martha 


JoeF [of 295 (a)] m. Sarah J. Blans- 


Joseph D\ [ot 248] m. Amelia Everett. 
Joseph M'. [of 378] m. 1860 Minnie 





John- [of 174] m. 1679 Elizabeth 





Joshua' [of 363] m. (1) 1834 Sarah A. 


John' Jr. [of 282], m. 1709 Mary^' 


Thorne, Jr. [of 410] 


Joshua' [ot 363] m. (2) 1842 Rebecca 


John' [of 208] m. Lydia 

John* [of 283] m. (1) 1735 Elizabeth' 

A. Stillwell. 

285. (a) 



Josiah' [of 318] m. 1850 Julia Cornell. 
Levi L'. [of 390 (a)] m. (1) Nancy P. 

Smith [of Shobel-, Samuel']. 
John* [of 283] m. (2) 1743 Grace' Web- 





ster [of 435]. 

(f.) •• 

Levi L'. lot 390 (a)] m. (2) Aseneth 


John* [of 175] m. 1752 -^ Anna 

John Smiths [gf 285 (a)] m. (I) 1756 


287. (a) 



Levi S'. [ot 193] m. 1840 Sarah Estes. 

Mary3 Webster [of 435]. 
John Smith^ [of 285 (a)] m. (2) 1782 



Manning^ [of 191] m. 1783 ± Mary 


Clarkson [of Robert]. 

Phebe* Shotwell [of 175]. 



Manning' [ot 345] m. 1838 Lucy Ann 


John^ [of 311 (a)] m. 1769 Margaret 





McCleery J. [ot 337 (c)] m. 1881 
Sarah M. Hardwick. 


John-' {b. 1753) [of 286] m. Abigail 



Melancthon S. [of 337 (6)] m. 1887 


John^' [of 313] m. Phoebe Byron. 

Caroline R*. Porter. 


John' [of 191] m. Esther^ Fitz Ran- 
dolph [of Joseph*]. 



Merrett Elmer* [of 391] m. 1877 Sarah 
V. Bond. 

292. (a) 

John" [of 289] m. (1) 1803 Rachel 



Montgomery', [of 298] m (1) 1861 
Elizabeth Robertson. 


John'' [of 2891 m- (2) 1809 Sally 


Montgomery* of [ot 298] m. (3) 1882 
-t- Cora Ellis 


John' [of 290] m. Susan St. C. Strat- 


Nathan^ [of 262 (6)] m. 1798 Sarah Fitz 
Randolph [of 38]. 


John'' [of 250] m. 1804 Sarah Shank- 

336. (a) 

Nathan's [of 289] m.(l) 



Nathan's |ot 289 m. (2) 

295. (a) 

John'' [of 371] m. (1) Grace Marsh. 
John'' [of 371] m. (2) 1833 Matilda 



Rev. Nathan. D. D.. 1806-1890 [ot .343]. 


m. (1) 1833 Lydia Baldwin. 



Rev. Nathan m. (2) 1841, Martha Ann* 


John'' [of 176 (6)] m. Freeman. 



John'' [of 210] m. Moore. 

John' [of 292 (6)] m. 1840 Elizabeth 


Rev. Nathan m. (3) 1852, Mary L. Mc- 





Nathan' [ot 292 (b)] m. 1834 Catharine 


Rev. John M'. [of 318] m. (1) 1842 


Salome L.. Stone. 


* 11 

Nathan' [ot 254] m. 1850 Bathsheba 
Phebe' Gardner [of 46 (6)]. 


John W'. [of 261] m. 


John Jr'. [of 295 (a)] m. Catherine 


Nathan T'. [of 226] m. 1867 Lizzie 



Shotwell, Peter" \ot 260] i 

1803 Phebe^ Vail [of 

(1) Elizabeth Marsh. 


Ralph" [of 264] m. (2) Hosea Tingley. 

Randolph (b. 1774), of Newark. N. J., 

m. 1800 Mary H. Gage. 
Richard' [of 190] m. 1782 Mary^ Martin 

[of 126.] 
Robert" [of 329] m. 1812 Martha' Fitz 
Randolph [of James"]. 

Samuel* [of 283] m. 1749 Ame 

Samuel'* [of 176 (a)] m. 

Samuel' [of 177] m. 1788 Hannah 

Samuel E". [of 260] m. 1817 Sarah C. 

Samuel" [of 192] m. (1) 1821 Phebe" 
Laing [of Jos\, John', Samuel'', 
Wm.-, John']. 
Samuel" m. (2) Mercy ^ Pound [of 146]. 

Samuel" [of 200] m. 

Rev. Samuel R'. [of 318] m. 1842 

Patience M. Bloss. 
Samuel U'. [of 194] m. 1874 Jane Eliz- 
abeth Everet. 
Samuel P'. [of 195] m. 1851 Maria 

Samuel BK [of 352] m. 1872 Sarah A. 

Smith" [of 371] m. Mary Crawford. 
Stuart B'. [of 376] m. 1851 Nancy Gas- 
Stuart Bs. Jr. [of 357] m. 1892 Caroline 

R. Mcllvaine. 
Theodore" [of 211] m. Amelia Smith. 
Theodore' [of 376] m. Sarah B. Lucas. 
Theodore F'. [of 213] m. 18G7Hattie A. 

Theodore FK [of 299] m. 1876 Amanda 

Thomas L". [of 260] m. 1806 Elizabeth 

Thomas" [of 192] m. (I) 1808 Tamer 

Lundy [of Jonathanl. 
Thomas" [ of 192] m. (2) 1819 Hannah" 

Lundy [of Daniel-',Sam'l']. 
Thomas" [of 366(b)] m. Ellen Brown. 
Titus", Sr., [of 209] m. (1) 1781 Sarah 

Titus', Sr., [of 209] m. (2) 1787 Deborah". 

Moore [of 129]. 
Titus'', Sr., [of 209] m. (.3) 1807 Deborah 

Titus" [of 366 (6)] m. 1814 Susan Gar- 
Titus' III. [of 255] m. 1852 Mary Doan. 
Walter L'. [of 270] m. 1861 Harriet 

Walter G\ [of 357] m. 1884 Belle Mc- 
William" [of 285 (6)] m. 1772 Elizabeth" 

Pound [of 147 (ft)]. 
William'', nicknamed " Governor," [of 

311 (ft)] m. 1787 Sarah Hopkins. 
William" [of 190] m. 1792 Elizabeth 

William" [of 268] m. Mary Ayers. 
William" [of 289] m. Fannie Triplett. 
William" [of 250] m. 1819 RhodaBeebe. 

William" [of 373] m. 

William" [of 172(a)] m. Anna Marsh. 
Willian J', [of 1941 m. 18G2 Mary N. 

William P'. [of 235] m. Harriett Pearce. 
William' [of 295 (a)] m. 1846 Susannah 

William B'. [of 345] m. 1847 Phebe 

390. (a) 

383. Shotwell, William' [of 356] m. Martha Elizabeth 

.384. " William Harvey' [of 217] m. 1851 Sarah 

Louisa' Shotwell [of 246]. 

385. " William S'. [of 227] m. 

386. " William" [of 298] m. 1869 Jemima Liter. 

387. " Dr. William Edward' [of 299] m. 1885 

Harriet C. Pierson. 

388. " William'' [of 275) m. 

Wilson (of 313] m. 

Zachariah" [of 192] m. (1) Elizabeth'' 

Lundy [of Levi-, Samuel']. 
Zachariah" [of 192] m. (2) Edna' 

Lundy [of Daniel-, Samuel']. 
Zachariah", [of 192] m. (3) 1828 Eliza- 
beth H. Lundy [of Samuel], 
Zachariah P'. [of 364 (a)] m. 1835 
Margaret Zavitz [of Jacob]. 
Smith, Benjamin- [of Samuel'] m. 1712 Sarah' 
Shotwell [of 282]. 
" David, m. Mary" Shotwell [of 344]. 
" John', of Prudence Island, m. Margaret 

John2 [of 394] m. Phillis^ Gereardy [of 

John' [of 395] m. 1708 Mercy' Westcott 
[of 437 (6)]. 
" Joseph' [of John-, John', of Providence] 
m. 1689 Lydia= Gardiner [of 44 (ft)]. 
Timothy, Jr., m. 1803 Esther" Shotwell 

[of 250]. 
William Fred, m. (1) 1882 Edna A.' 
Shotwell [of 222 (a)]. 
Spalding, Lyman A., m. 1824 Amy" Pound [of 

Stafford. Thomas' ra. Elizabeth 

Sweet, John', m. Mary 

Taylor, Thomas', m. Sarah- Hartshorne [of 86]. 

Thomas George', m. 

Thorne, Abraham ' [of 410 m. (1) 1717 Mary' 
Shotwell [of 208]. 
Abraham' [of 410] m. (2) 17.39 Ann' 
Laing of 112]. 
Thorn, Abraham* [of 405 (a)] m. 17.50 Susannah' 
Webster [of 435]. 
Isaac*, [of 405 (b)] m. 1766 Sarah* Web- 
ster [of 430]. 
Thorne Jacobs [of 410] m. 1723 Susannah' Shot- 
well [of 208]. 

John-' (b. 1643) [of 411 1 m. Mary 

Joseph- [of 411] m. 1680 Mary' Bowne 
[of 8 (a)]. 

Wm'., of Flushing L. I. m. Sarah 

Townsend, John m. 1768 Susannah" Shot- 
well [of 285 [ft)]. 
Vail, Abraham' [of 419 (a)| m. 1766 (?) Margaret 
Fitz Randolph. 
" Abraham' [of 422 1 m. 1768 Margaret Fitz 

" Benjamin' [of 419(a)], m.MargaretClarkson. 

" Daniel' [of 419 {a)\ m. 1774 Mary . 

" David' '[of 419 (a)] ni. 1766 Phebe Jackson. 

" Isaac' [of 419 (a) m. 1762 

" John-. Jr. [of 421 (a)] m. (1) 1731 Margaret' 
Laing [of 112]. 


40.5. (a) 






419. (a) 

421. (a) 

423. (a) 

" John-, Jr. [of 421 (a)] m. (2) 1751 Mary 'Laing 

[of 112 j. 
•' John' [of 419 (a)] m. 1760 Catherine Fitz- 
RandolphlotEd., Jr.]. 

" Samuel', 1678-17.33, m. (1) Abigail . 

" Samuel'. 1678-17.33, m. (2) Sarah . 

" Stephen- [of 421 (a)] m. 1733-1 Esther' 

Smith [of 392]. 
" Stephen' [of 422] m. (2) 1763 Sarah Smith 
[of Shobel]. 

" Stephen'[of 422], m (3)1771 

Vandolah, Peter, m. 1815 Nancy" Shotwell fof 





Jeffrey' [of 427] m. 1732 Bathsheba* 


Webster, William', of Woodbridge m. Mary 

Smith [of 396]. 


William^ [of 434 1 m. 1717 Susannah' 



-John', m. (1) Dorcas= Gardner [of 44(a)] . 

Cowpertbwait [of 23]. 



John= [of 4261 m. Hannah 


Westcott, Stukeley', of Providence. R. I., m. 


Webster, Hugh^' Sr. [of 43.5] m. 1753 Sarah Marsh. 

437. (a)* " Amos^ [of 436] m. (1) 1667 Sarah- Staf- 



Hugh^ Jr. [of 430] m. 1781 Sarah» Moore 

ford [of 401]. 

[of 135]. 


Amos^ m. (2) 1670 Deborah- Stafford 



John' [of 435] m. 1744 Anna- Taylor [of 

[of 401]. 



Whipple, John', m. 1639 -1- Sarah 



Joseph^ [of 434] m. 1733 Elizabeth* 
Shotwell [of 283]. 


John= [of 438] m. (1) 1663 Mary= Olney 



Joseph' [of 428] m. 1802 Amy^ King [of 


John-, m. (2) 1678 Rebecca Scott. 



Wintermute, Charles, m. 1809 Sueanna'> Shot- 



Taylor' [of 430] m. 1769 Hannah Jack- 

well (of 250]. 



Worth, Benjamin, m. 1843 Elizabeth' Gardner [of 

46 (a)]. 


Abbott, Martha A 337(6) 

Adams, Elizabeth 56 

" Sarah _. 23 

Allen, Mary- 72 

Andrews, Lucinda 159 

Anthony, Elizabeth- 70(6) 

Arrison, Mary 320 

" Rosetta 250 

Ayers, Mary 374 

" Phebe 270 

Baldwin, Lydia 337(a) 

Ball, 321 

Ballou, Lydia 44(6) 

Beebe, Rhoda 376 

Bennett, Alice 199 

Ben tley, Lydia T 26(a) 

Berry, Abigail E. 139 

" Ann 221(6) 

" Diana- 46(6) 

" Emily A 139 

Bickerhoff, Hannah 8(6) 

Biggs, Elizabeth 298 

Birdsall, Mary 144 

Bishop, Christiana 132 

Blansfield, Catharine 301 

Sarah J 281 

Bliss, Adelia.... .-_ 223 

BlosB, Patience M 352 

Bond, Sarah V 333, 215 

Bowne,Amy'i 82(a) 

Mary' 410 

Boyce, Emeliza 234 

Breckenridge, Gabriella 186 

Briggs, Edith M 203 

Brook, Agnes 204(6) 

Brown, Ellen .365 

Burling, Elizabeth-.. _ 126 

Burroughs. Sally 292(6) 

Burton. Elizabeth 282 

Burtsall. Martha 2.36 

Byron, Phoebe 290 

Cambell, Hattie A 361, 273 

Canfield, Susan E 267 

Cannon, Lucy Ann 330 

Carr, Elizabeth-' 13 

" Elizabeth 59 

" Margaret-^ 86 

" Mary-'.. 91 

Carey. Sarah 201 

Chapman, Caroline 9(a) 

Clark, Almyra 178 

" Permelia 221(a) 

Clarkson, Margaret 415 

Mary 329 

Cock.Mary- 8(c) 

" Sarah' 311(a) 

Cole, Phebe 212(6) 

Compton, Phebe 382 

Cooper, Nancy 279 

Copeland, Hannah 131 

Cornell, Julia 326 

Corwin, Rosetta E 232(a) 

Cowperthwaite, Elizabeth'' .._ 175 

" Susannah' 435 

Cox, Arabella J 266 

Coyt, Betsey 6(c) 

Crawford, Mary 356 

Cummins, Lucinda J 188 

Davis, Paulina R 196(6) 

Dean,PhebeT 26(6) 

Decker, Harriet 369 

DeMouliere, Alice 204(a) 

Dickereon, Mary 189 

Dillingham, Eliza 220 

" Lavinia 155 

Mary J. 64 

Rossetta A 24 

Doan, Mary 368 

Dobson, Sarah 247 

Donaldson, Alma C 27(a) 

Dorr,Theora _.- 240 

Doughty, Abigail 111 

Drake, Dorcas 265 

Dungan, Frances- 95 

Dye, Rachel 292(a) 

Ellis, Cora 334(6) 

Elston, Margaret 314 

Estes, Mary P.. 257 

" Sarah... 328 

Everett, Amelia 323 

JaneE 353 

Feeke, Elizabeth 8(a) 

Ferguson, Martha 322 

Fitz Patrick, Elizabeth 309 

Fitz Randolph, Catharine 420 

Elizabeth .... 216 

Elizabeth 315 

Esther^ 291 

" Margaret 413 

" Margaret 414 

Martha' 345 

Sarah 3.35 

Fones, Elizabeth- 37 

" Elizabeth 83 

Force, Margaret A. E 213 

Fowler, Sarah 258(6) 

Fox, Deborah 319 

Freeman, Keziah 207 

Mary L 48 



Gage, Mary H 343 

Garbutt, Phebe N 46(a) 

Gardiner, Lydia 397 

Gardner, A bigaiF 41 

Ann''.__. 96 

" Bathsheba 43 

BathshebaP" 339 

" Desire^ 94 

" Dorcas- 426(a) 

" Dorcas' ...140 

" Elizabeth" 441 

" Freelove" .__ 50 

Jane" 47 

MalinnaA" 100 

Mercy* 90 

Phebe B"... 339 

Garrett, Susan 367 

Gaston, Nancy 357 

Geary, Catharine! 183 

" Catharine 338 

Gereardy, Phillis- 395 

Goodell, Mary J 161(6) 

Graham, Martha H 182 ' 

Gray, Alice 110(6) 

Greene, Bathsheba" 5 

" Hannah" 97 

Phillip' 14 

Hallett, Ame' 190 

Lydia 176(6) 

Hardwick, Sarah M 331 

Harkness, Ann M 110(a) 

Sarah A 233 

Hart, Mary A 6(a) 

Hartshorne, Sarah- 403 

Hawes, Mary 99 

Haydook, Eleanor 262(a) 

" Margaret 288 

Mary 225 

Heaton, Matilda 295(6) 

Hinckston, Phebe 200 

Hoag, Sarah 193 

Hobbs, Harriet 258(a) 

Holden, Elizabeth- 165 

Holmes, Catharine 57 

Hopkins, Sarah 372 

Hosmer, Martha A. 28 

Howell, Deborah 366(c) 

Hoyle, Mary.... 197 

Hull, Urania .• 74 

Hunn, MableA... 63 

Hunt, Mary' 194 

Iden.Mary 214 

Ilsley,Mary-' 133(a) 

Jackson, Elizabeth 312 

Hannah •. 433 

Mary.... 177 

Phebe 417 


LocUport. Niagara Co., N. Y., 




Jai, 'ct ^.nn 

Johnson, Sarah 

Jones, Eliza 

" Prudence 

Joslin, Preelove 

Kester, Susannah 

King, Amy5 _ 

" Ann= 

" Mary^ 

" Sarah'' 

Laing, Anne 

" Catharine" 

" Edith 

" Elizabeth . 

" Preelove 

" Margaret 

" Margaret* 

" Mary^ 

" Phebe'^ 

Lane, Hannah G 

Langford, Phoebe* .._ 

Lansing, Sarah A 

Large, Anne 

La Rue, Edna A 

Latham, Frances- 

Lewis, Elizabeth 

" Polly 

Lippencott, Constant . 

Liter, Jemima 

Lobdell, Mary 

Long, Hored 

Lowes, Mellissa 

Lucas, Sarah B 

Lundy, Edna^ 

" Elizabeth H... 

" Elizabeth* 

" Hannah 

" Hannah* 


Magee, Sallie 

Manning, Elizabeth.., 

" Mary 

Marsh, Anna 

" Elizabeth . 

" Grace 

Sarah . 


Martin, Mary 



. 432 
_ 18 
. 39 



















Pearce, Harriet 

Perrier, Minnie 

Piatt, Jemima 

Pierson, Harriet C 
Porter, Caroline R.. 

Potter, Deliverenoe. 

Potts, Mary 

Pound, Amy'' 

" Anna'' 





Mattice, Delia A 

Maudit, Matilda 

McCleery, Mary L 

McEntire, Jennie E. 

Mcllvaine, Belle 

Caroline R 

McKinstrey; Amanda 

McMillen, Ann 

McPherson, Margery A 

Melick, Mary N 

Miller, Anne 

Moore, Ann 

" Catharine 

" Deborah's . 


" Hannah' 

Mary J 


'■ RacheP 

" Sarah' 

" Sarah' 

. 390(a) 

. 348 

- 364(6) 

. 364(o) 

. 191 






" Bathshebh' 

" Catharine'^' .__ 



" Elizabeth' 



" Mercy' 

Sarah K" 25 

Prall, Amelia 136 

Pratt, Nancy "r.'.V.".'.! ' 

Provost, Martha A 

Pugsley, Catharine 

Ramsdell, Margaret 

Randall, Sarah 

Reeves, Sally 

Rice, Barbara 

Rich, Sarah C 

Richmond, Abigail 49 

Robertson, Elizabeth 334(a) 

Robins, Hope 130(a) 

Rose, Lucy 79 

Ross,Mary 206 

Satterthwaite, Elizabeth 363 







Shot well, Sarah" 

Sarah L' 

Sarah F\ 





" Susanna" 

Shute, Delia. 





Small, Mary 

Smalley, Elsie 

Smith, Alice... 





•■ Eliza 


" Esther 

"'.'/. 425 



.... 285(a) 
.-.- 422 

Stafford, Deborah-' 

.... 423(a) 
.... 437 6) 


Nickison, Mary -. 259 

Niles.Rhoda 66 

Noe, Emma J 249 

Nott, Nancy 241 

Olds, Carrie B 238 

Oliver, Mary ]30(6) 

Olney, Mary' 439(a) 

Pattison, Harriet 52 


Webster, Anna' . 

Schofleld, Elvira L 256(a) i Thompson, A__ 

Scott, Rebecca 439(6) Thorne, Mary. 

Seley, Matilda 271 I Thorn, Sarah' . 

Shanklin, Sarah 294 I " Susan L, 

Sharp, Isabella 148 Tilton, Catharit 

Shepard, Sarah R 227 ; Tingley, Hosea 

Shipman, Abigail """ 

Shotwell, Abbe".. 


Amy" 1 

Ann» 11 

AnnaP' 92, .30 

Charlotte'' 170 

ClaraA» 102 

Deborah' 209 

Edna A" 399 

Elizabeth' 112 

Elizabeth' 127 

Elizabeth' 431 

Elizabeth' 122 

'■ Elizabeth'' 89 

Esther" 398, 171 

Flora S* 123 

Gertrude E« 142 

Hannah' 252 

Ida A» 27(6) 

Kate M" 120 

Louisa" 246 

Margaret H' 231 

Martha' 138 

Mary" _ 465 

Mary' 124 

Mary" 212(a) 

Mary« 393 

Mary S' 163 

Mary E* 164 

MaryE* 167 

Nancy" 424, 33 

Phebe'..__ 287(6) 

Prudence P' 150(6) 

Sarah" 392 

Sarah' 85, 121 

Sarah' 141 

Stanton, Hope 

Starbuck, Ella R 111^ 306 

Stillwell, Rebecca A 325(6) 

" Sarah 325(a) 

Stone, Rachel 135 

Salome L 299 

Stratton, Susan St. C .. 293 

Sweet, Renewed- 65 

' wift, Mary 9(b) 

Tattersall, Joana 71 

Taylor, Anna 430 

Martha E 383 

Tefft.Tabitha 45 

Terrill, Keziah 210 

Thistlethwaite, Sarah H 29 

Thomas, Abigail 75 






Triplett, Fannie 375 

Vail. Christian n a... ___ 316 

•' Elizabeth* 173 

" Mary I60(o) 

" Phebe' 341 

Warder, Eliza 1 261 

Warner, Betsey 161(a) 

Watson, Bath sheba* 55 

Maria 354 





" Hannah 
" Mary" _. 

Sarah' 125 

" Sarah' 407 

Susannah' 406 

Welch, Caroline E 98 

Julia C 272 

Westcott, Mercy" 396 

Whipple, Almina 143 

Elnathan 166 

Wood, Bulah 218(6) 

Woolsey, Sarah-'.... 83(a) 

Wordon, Christi A 224 

Wilder, Adaliza J 223(a) 

Wilkinson, — .;:::; 54 

Williams, Aseneth 327(6) 

Eliza L 202 

" JaneH 228(6) 

WiUson, Phebe 308 

Wilson, Sarah 313 

" Catharine Lucretia.. 154 

Winthrop, Anna 40 

Zavitz, Margaret 391 


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Note.— After a preliminary eynopsis of six generations of the family, the detailed accounts of the several 
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sketch of Abraham' Shotwell and family, seek next the children of .John- and Danie.-, then take up the members 
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1. Abraham' Shotwell, founder of the family 
in America, was in Elizabeth Town, N. J., as early 
as 1665, and in New York as late as 1679. He 
had certainly a son (2.) John", who dwelt chiefly 
on Staten Island, whence a few years before his 
death he removed to Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
N. J., and there died in 1719, — ancestor of the 
Shotwells of Rahway and Plainfield, N. J. 
(3.) Daniel", probably son (possibly nephew or 
younger brother) of the first Abraham, dwelt 
on Staten Island, and was the progenitor of the 
Richmond County (N. T.) branch of the family. 

2. John" Sr., married 1679 Elizabeth Burton, 
and had: (4.) John', Jr., (5.) Elizabeth, (6.) 
Sarah, (7.) Abraham'. 


3. Daniel", of Staten Island, m. Elizabeth 

and is believed to have had: (8.) Ann, (9.) 
Joseph^ (10.) Mary, (11.) John', (12.) Su- 
sannah, (13.) Margaret, (14.) Elizabeth, (15.) 
Daniel, (16.) Martha. 

Note. — For sons whose names are followed by index 
figures, children are registered in the proper jilaces in 
this record. 


II. Grandchildren of (2.) John', Sr. 

4. John', Jr., of Shotwell's Landing, m. 1709 
MaryThorne, Jr.,andhad: (17.) Joseph', (18.) 
John', (19.) Elizabeth, (20.) Mary, (21.) 
Abraham', (22.) Jacob', (23.) Samuel', (24.) 


7. Abraham' Shotwell [of John", Abraham'], 
m. Elizabeth Cowperthwaite, and had: (25.) 
Elizabeth, (2B.) Sarah, (27.) Hannah, (28.) 
John*, (29.) Abraham, (30.) Deborah. 

For children of John- Shotwell's daughters, see 
synopsis following the account of his family in the proper 
alphabetic place. 

III. Grandchildren of (3.) Daniel", of Staten 

Note. — For children of his daughters, see synopsis fol- 
lowing the account of his family in the proper place 

9. Joseph^, m. Mary Manning, and had: (33.) 
JosephMII, (34.) Nicholas, (85.) Elizabeth, 
(36.) Mary, (37.) DanieF, (38.) Abraham*, 
(39.) Isaac, (40.) Jacob*, (41.) Elizabeth. 

11. John^ m. Lydia , and had: (43.) 

John, (44.) Benjamin*, (45.) Joseph. 


(o.) Line of (2.) John"., Sr. 

IV. Grandchildren of (4.) John^ Jr., of Shot- 
well's Landing. 

17. Joseph*, m. Sarah Cock, and had: (46.) 
John^ (47.) Mary, (48.) Joseph^ (49.) Sarah, 
(50.) Henry^ (51.) James, (52.) Thomas, 
(53.) William', called " The Governor." 

18. John*, of Plainfield, m. (1) Elizabeth'* 
Smith, and had: (54.) Elizabeth, (55.) John 

18. John*, m. (2) Grace^ Webster, and had: 
(56.) Susannah, (57.) Jacob\ (58.) William\ 
(59.)Isaiah^ (60.) Jame6\ (61) Sarah, (62.) 
Mary. (63.) Elizabeth, (64.) Martha, (65.) 

21. Abraham*, m. (1) Mary Potts, and had: 
(66.) Phebe, (67.) EHzabeth, (68.) Naomi, 
(69.) Mary, (70.) Hester, (7-1.) JeremiaP, 
(72.) Samuel. 

21. Abraham*, m. (2) Lydia Hallett, and had: 
(73.) Isaac^ (74.) Abraham, (75.) Ann, (76.) 
Aaron', (77.) John'. 

22. Jacob*, m. (1) Eleanor Haydock, and had: 
(78.) Hannah, (79.) Eden". 

22. Jacob*, m. (2) Catharine Tilton, and had: 
(80.) Nathan'. 

23. Samuel*, m. Ame , and had: (81.) 

Caleb', (82.) Thomas, (83.) Sarah. (-84.) 
Mary, (85.) David', (86.) Elizabeth. 

24. Benjamin*, of Shotwell's Landing, m. 
1746 Ame Hallett, and had : (87.) Sarah, (88.) 
Amy, (89.) Mary, (90.) Eichard', (91.) Ben- 
jamin', (92. ) Elizabeth — wife of Joseph Luudy 
and mother of Benjamin Lundy, the philan- 
thropist, (93.) Thomas, (94.) William', (95.) 

V. Grandchildren of (7.) Abraham^ Shotwell. 

-, and had: (96. 

28. John*, m. Anna 
John', (97.) Jasper. 

( b. ) Line of (3.) Daniel", of Staten Island. 

VI. Grandchildren of (9.) Joseph^ and Mary 
(Manning) Shotwell. 

33. Joseph* III, of Woodbridge, m. Elizabeth 
Jackson, and had: (98.) Margaret, (99.) Phebe, 
(100.) Joseph'. 

37. Daniel*, m. Deborah* Shotwell [of (30.) 
Abraham^ John", Abraham' ], and had: (102.) 
Hannah, (103.) Titus', Sr., (104.) Elizabeth, 
(105.) John, (106.) Mary, (107.) Daniel', (108.) 

38. Abraham*, m. Mary Jackson, and had: 
(109.) Samuel', (110) Mary. 

40. Jacob*, m. , and had: (HI.) 


VIL Grandchildren of (11.) John'. 

44. Benjamin*, m, Elizabeth Manning, and 
had: [113(o)] Daniel, {b) Charity, (c) Man- 
ning', (d) Mary, (e) Elizabeth, (/) John, (g) 
'i, (/t) Lydia, (i) Benjamin, (j) David. 


(a.) Line of (2.) John^Sr. 
VIII. Grandchildren of (17.) Joseph*. 

46. John', m. Margaret Haydock, and had: 
(114.) Jane, (115.) Sarah, (116.) Margaret, 
(117.) Phebe, (118.) Joseph', (119.) Mary, 
(120.) Elizabeth, (121.) Hannah, (122.) Ee- 
becca, (123.) Eleanor. 

50. Henry', m. Sarah Dobson, and had: 
(124.) Joseph D"., (125) Sarah, (126.) Mar- 
garet, (127.) Ann, (128.) Hannah M., (129.) 
Thomas, (130.) Elizabeth, (131.) Mary, (132.) 
Mary (again), (133.) Deborah. 

53. William' (called "The Governor"), m. 

Sarah , and had: (134.) Sarah, (135.) 

Hannah, (136.) William, (137.) Mary, (138.) 
Elizabeth, (139.) Phebe. 

IX. Grandchildren of (18.) John*, of Plainfield. 

55. John Smith' Shotwell, m. (1) Mary' Web- 
ster, and had: (140.) Samuel, (141.) William. 

55. JohnS'., m. (2) (ii9.) Phebe' Shotwell 
[of Joseph*, Joseph', Daniel", Abraham' ], and 
had: (142.) Joseph Smith'' Shotwell, (143.) 
Nathan, (144.) Mary. 

57. Jacob', m. Bathsheba* Pound, and had: 
(145.) Mary, (146.) Sarah, (147.) Ealph', 
(148.) DanieP ("on the hill"), (149.) John, 
(150.) Elijah^ 



58. William' (latterly of Upper Canada), 
m. Elizabeth* Pound, and had: (151.) Rachel, 
(152 ) Catharine, (153.) Anna, (154.) Phebe, 
(155.) Elizabeth, (156.) Elijah", (157.) John^ 
(158.) Smith^ (159.) Sarah, (160.) Miriam 
or Mariam, (161.) William. 

59. Isaiah', m. Constant Lippencott, and had: 
(162.) Mary, (163.) Jediah, (164.) Peter^ 
(165.) AbeF, (166.) Thomas L"., (167.) William, 
(168.) Crrace, (169.) Joseph U'., (170.) Ed- 
mund", (171.) Samuel E"., (172.) Hugh. 

60. James", m. Elsie (Smalley) Runyan, and 
had: (173.) William", (174.) Nancy, (175.) Cla- 
rissa, (176.) Clarkson", (177.) Charles, (178.) 

65. Hugh\ m. Rosetta Arrison, and had: 
(179.) John", (180.) Esther, (181.) Susanna, 
(182.) Charlotte, (183.) Nancy, (184.) Wil- 
liam', (185.) Joseph", (186.) Arrison". 

X. Grandchildren of (21.) Abraham*. 

71. Jeremiah", m. Mary , and had: 

(187.) George. 

72. SamueP,m. , and had: (188.) 


73. Isaac\ m. Catharine Moore, and had: 
(189.) Enoch, (190.) Lydia, (191.) Katy. 

76. Aaron', m. (1) Martin, and had: 

(192.) Aaron, Jr., (193.) William", (194.) 
Abraham", (195.) George H". 

76. Aaron', m. (2) Freeman, and had: 

(196.) Isaac Prall. 

77. John",m. Freeman, and had: (197.) 

Abraham F.", (198. ) (wife of B. M. Price), 

(199.) Lydia. 

XI. Grandchildren of (22.) Jacob*. 

79. Eden', m. Mary Haydock, and had: (200.) 
Hay dock, (201.) Robert. 

80. Nathan', m. Sarah Fitz Randolph, and 
had: (202.) Catharine Ann. (203.) Louisa 
(wifeof242), (204.) Alexander", (205.) Jacob, 
(206.) Susan R., (207.) Ellen T., (208.) Eden". 
(209.) Sarah Elizabeth. 

XII. Grandchildren of ( 23. ) Samuel*. 

81. Caleb', m. Phebe (Hinckston) Gliddon, 
and had: (210.) David", (211.) Samuel", (212.) 
Amy, (213.) Robert, (214.) Joseph", (215.) 
Polly, (216.) Sarah, (217.) Phebe. 

85. David', m. Elizabeth Fitz Randolph, and 
had: (218.) Charlotte, (219.) Samuel Harts- 
horn, (220.) Catharine. 

XIII. Grandchildren of (21.) Benjamin*, of 
Shotwell's Landing. 
90. Richard', m. 1782 Mary Martin, and had: 
(221.) Elizabeth, (222.) Amy, (223.) Isaac 
Martin" Shotwell, (224.) Benjamin, <225.) 
Mary, (226.) Elizabeth (again), (227.) Ben- 
jamin" (again), (228.) Abbe, (229.) Lydia, 
(230.) Sarah. 

91. Benjamin', m. Bathsheba' Pound, and 
had: (231.) Elizabeth, (232.) Thomas", (233.) 
Zachariah", (234.) Amy, (235.) Mercy, (236.) 
Benjamin", Jr., (237.) Samuel". (238.) Lydia, 

94. William', m. Elizabeth Moore, and had: 
(239.) Benjamin", (240.) Elizabeth L., (24L) 
William", Jr., (242.) Harvey" (see 203), (243.) 

XIV. Grandchildren of (28.) John*. 

96. John', m. Abigail Shipman, and had: 
243 (a) Mary, (h) Charlotte, (c) Lydia, (d) John", 
(e) William", (/) Nathan", (cj) Anna, (//) Phebe, 
(0 Jabez", (j) Abigail, (k) Priscilla. 

( b ) Line of (23.) DanieP of Staten Island. 

XV. Grandchildren of (33.) Joseph*. 
100. Joseph', of Perrytown, m. Sarah Wilson, 

and had: (244.) John", (245.) Thomas, (246.) 
Wilson", (247. ) Joseph, (248.) Elizabeth, (249.) 
Rebecca, (250.) Mary, (251.) Isaac", (252.) («) 
Catharine, (6) Margaret, (c), Sarah, {d) Alice. 

XVI. Grandchildren of (37.) Daniel* and (30.) 

103. Titus', m. (1) Sarah Marsh, and had: 
(253.) Hope, (254.) Daniel. 

103. Titus', m. (2) Deborah' Moore, and had: 
(255.) Edward", (256.) Titus", (257.) Miriam, 
(258.) Joseph, (259.) Thomas", (260.) Isaac", 

103. Titus', m. (3) Deborah Howell, and had: 
(261.) Rebecca, (262.) Mahlon, (263.) Nathan, 
(264.) Sarah. 

107. Daniel', rh. Keziah Terrill, and had: 
(265.) John", (266.) Joseph", (267.) Daniel", 
Jr., (268.) Sarah, (269.) Susan, (270.) William. 

XVII. Grandchildren of (38.) Abraham*. 
109. Samuel', m. Hannah Lundy, and had: 
(271.) Abraham V"., (272.) Joseph, (273.) 
James, (274.) Mary, (275.) Sarah. 

XVIIL Grandchildren of (40.) Jacob*. 
111. Isaac 'r m. (7S ) Hannah' Shotwell. and 
had: (276.) Eden, (277 ) Joseph, (278.) Eliza- 
beth, (279.; Catharine. 

XIX. Grandchildren of (44.) Benjamin*. 

113(c). Manning', m. Mary Clarkson, and 
had: (280 ) Robert", (281.) Daniel C". (Hatter), 
(282.) Elizabeth. (283.) Lavinia. (284.) Rachel, 
(285.) Clarkson. 

Note — For the membersot the seventh generation, 
see the families of thrse whose names are indexed in the 
foregointr outline of thesixth generation; namely.of Nos. 
118, 12i, 142, 147, 148, l.^jO, l.iG, 1.57, 1.5S, ICa. IHl, 105, 160, 
169, 170, 171, 173. 176, 178, 179, 184. 1^" !-•: 1>7, l;i:5, 194, 
195, 197, 204, 208. 210, 211, 214. 22:3, I'J" J j >;. 237, 

239, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 251, 255, J '. < ;:, 266, 

267, 271. 230,282, 283, 287, and 289. Tins,, uiih throther 
households of the male branches of the Shotwell familv, 
will be found in alphabetic succession in the following 




Note. — The numbers prefixed to certain iieads of Families, correspond to those in the foregoing synopsis. The 
detailed records of the descendants of Shotwell daughters are. for the most part, reserved for a separate volume or 
series, as a little reflection will show that they must be far more numerous than the members of the male branches 
of the family. In the third or fourth generation, of almost any family, fully one-half of the members will be found 
to have lost the ancestral patronymic; and to this proportion each succeeding generation will add about fifty per 
cent of the remaining representatives. Hence those now bearing the Shotwell name are less than one-sixteenth of 
the living decendants of Abraham' Shotwell of Elizabethtown. 

In the following pages, with few exceptions, the accounts of the children of the several particular families are 
introduced by concise synopses of the parents' records, more fully presented in sketching the members of the 
grandparents' households in their proper order elsewhere in this volume. 

76. Aaron' Shotwell, 1774 ± —1852, of Rah- 
way, Essex Co., N. J., son of Abraham* and Lydia 
(Hallet) Shotwell of Esses Co., N.J., and de- 
scendant of John', John", Abraham', m. (1) 

Marlin, and had: 

1. Aaron, Jr., m. Freeman, sister to his 

father's second wife and to the wife of his uncle 
John Shotwell. They left no heirs. 

2. Willianf; dwelt Rahway, N. J., m. Ann 

3. Abrahanf, dwelt in Essex Co., N. J., near 

Rahway, m. Moore, dau. of Thomas Moore 

of Woodbridge, N. J. 

4. George H''., left the farm of his father, 
near Rahway, when a boy, went to Cincinnati, 
O., where, during the latter part of his life, he 
was in the commission and real estate business; 
lived on George St., between Smith and John 
Ste., Cincinnati, O., and there d. 14 Jan. 1869; 
was fatally injured by the kick of one of his 
carriage horses 3 Jan. 1869; m. Mary E. A. Tudor, 
who spends a part of each year with children at 
Englewood, Chicago, III, and part with dau. Cor- 
delia, Mrs. J. C. Campbell of 234 Lawrence St., 
Cincinnati, O. 

76. Aaron' Shotwell, 1774 ± — 1852, [of 
Abraham*, John',Jno'., Abr'.], m. (2) Free- 
man, and had: 

5. Isaac Prall, dw. with his nephew, Robert 
Alex. Shotwell, near Rahway, unm. 

6. Sarah, m. Rindle. 

165. Abel" Shotwell, 1779—1840, of Rah- 
way, N. J., B. of Isaiah'' and Constant (Lippin- 
cott) Shotwell of Plainfield, N. J. [of John*, 

John^, John", Abr'.], m. 1810, Elizabeth* Vail, 
1782-1866, dau. of Abraham' and Margaret (Fitz 
Randolph) Vail [of John-', Samuel'], and had: 

1. Margaret Randolph, b. 15 of 10 m., 1812, 
Bridgetown, Rahway, Middlesex Co., N. J., dw. 
N. Plainfield, Somerset Co., N. J. ; a wd., 8. p. an 
Elder in Rahway and Plainfield M. M. of (Hick- 
site) Friends; clerk of R. and P. M. M. 15 of 5 
mo., 1856, and for several years thereafter; m. at 
Creenbrook, Warren Tp., Somerset Co., N. J., 24 
of 4 mo., 1873, Thomas Laws, b. in Delaware 26 
of 8 mo., 1798, d. N. Plainfield, N. J., 12 of 6 mo., 
1882, s. of Ludawick and Anna Laws. 

2. Abel Vail, b. 18 of 10 mo,, 1814, at Milton, 
Woodbride Tp. (now Rahway), N. J., dwelt Rah- 
way, N. J., N. side of Elm Ave., W. of Bryant 
St., and there died 17 Dec, 1893, in his 80th year, 
s. p. He received a common school education. 
In 1834 he started life as a merchant, amassed a 
fortune and retired from active business in 1863. 
He afterward, however, engaged in banking and 
insurance business. In 1868 he assumed charge 
of the Rahway Fire Insurance Company, acting 
as its secretary for more than 20 years. His 
office was at the northeast corner of Milton Ave. 
and Main St. He was a director of the Rahway 
bank 1857-81, and when the National Bank of 
Rahway was established in 1865 he was elected 
Secretary to the Board of Directors, which po- 
sition he held until poor health compelled him 
to resign. He was the first official of Rahway 
when the town was first incorporated, iu 1858. 
He was a member of the Hicksite branch of the 
So -iety of Friends and was for many years clerk 
of Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting. He 
was an authority on matters pertaining to the 



early history of New Jersey, possessed many 
valuable papers in relation thereto, and to him 
and to the records of the Society of Friends in 
his keeping, extending back to the year 1G8(), we 
are indebted for very much of the information 
presented in these pages. In the autumn of 188.5 
he was stricken down by something between ver- 
tigo and paralysis, perhaps partaking of both, 
which disabled him at times from using or mov- 
ing his left hand and foot: but, submitting to 
heroic treatment, blood letting and the galvanic 
battery, he apparently recovered his normal 
health, but in 1891 was again stricken with par- 
alysis. Thos. L. King of Topeka, Kan., left 
Eahway in 1827 ; yet on revisiting the place sixty 
years later (June, 1887"), he was recognized by 
Abel V. as soon as he entered the latter's ofEce 
and spoke. A. V. Shotwell m. in Hamilton, O., 
2 Nov., 18-59, his second cousin, Rosetta S. Ebert, 
b. 18 Feb., 1830, in Cadiz, 0., dau. of Jacob and 
Nancy" (Shotwell) Ebert of Harrison Co., O., (of 
Hugh\ John*, John', John", Abr'.). 

3. Elizabeth Smith Shotwell, b. 19 of 3 mo., 
1818, R.ahway, N. J., and there d. 27 of 8 mo., 
1846, unm. 

4. Charles Cox, h. 25 of 3 mo., 1824; d. Eah- 
way, N. J., 7 of 8 mo., 1861, unm., buried in 
Hazelwood Cemetery near Hahway. 

1. Abraham' Shotwell, the first of the name 
of whom we have any definite account, was one 
of the earliest settlers, 1665, of Elizabeth Town, 
Essex Co., N. J., which was the seat of govern- 
ment for the province of East Jersey, originally 
called Nova Cesaria. Dr. Hatfield, in his His- 
tory of Elizabeth, N. J. (p. 56), states that Abra- 
ham Shotwell was fourth in the list of the sixty- 
five persons in that town who on 19 Feb., 1665, 
took the oath of allegiance to King Charles II 
of Eng. and to the Lords Proprietors of the 
province. He was the owner of about five acres 
of valuable land in the heart of the town. 

It is said that the name was originally Shad- 
well, and there is a vague tradition that, once 
upon a time, one of our English ancestors bear- 
ing this older form of the name was, with the 
King and his guard, engaged in an archery con- 
test and Shadwell hitting the mark with greater 
precision than the rest, the King exclaimed, 
"Well done! Shotwell!" and that thenceforth 
his associates, noting the resemblance of the lat- 
ter part of the Royal expression to his name, 
used the modified appellation. Shot-well. In 
the early Friends' records of Flushing, L I., the 
name is commonly written Cbatwell. 

Abraham Shotwell was probably one of the 
many Englishmen who fled from Great Britain 
after the death of Cromwell and the restoration 
of Charles II to the throne. In the contentions 
between the people of the town of Elizabeth and 
the proprietors, he was bold and outspoken in 
his opposition to the tyranical and oppressive 
exactions enforced by the Governor, Captain 

Philip Carterett, which course rendered him ob- 
noxious to that officer. There is a tradition in 
the family that meeting the Governor on the 
bridge over the creek that passes through the 
town, they had a personal altercation and ren- 
counter which resulted in Shotwell's pitching 
the Governor into the water. He became the 
victim of the Governor's wrath; certain it is that 
his house and grounds were confiscated and he 
himself forced into exile. His valuable property 
was sold at auction 25 April, 1675, and a few days 
afterward came into the possession of Gov. Cart- 
erett for the small sum of £14. He retired to 
the adjacent colony of New York and did not 
again reside permanently in New Jersey. He 
obtained a grant of land in New York, located, 
it is believed, not far from the present site of the 
Brooklyn bridge. 

The following Patent (dated 29 Sept., 1677, 
recorded in Secretary of State's office at Albany, 

4 Patents, p. 12,) was surveyed originally for 
George Elphinstone, who transferred his right 
to receive the patent to Abraham Shotwell: 

"Sir Edmund Andros, Governor, &c., 

" To Abraham Shotwell : 

•' Whereas, There is a certain piece of Land upon this 
Island, Manhattans, in ye South-east side thereof, ye 
which by virtue of my warrant hath been layed out for 
Abraham Shotwell, beginning at a certain mark't tree 
and running in breadth North-east from ye land of John 
Basset to ye land of Jacob Young, fifty-one rodd includ- 
ing ye run of water f.irmerly called ye Saw Mill Creek, 
where now a Water Mill is set, together with ye pond, 
runoing into ye woods One hundred and twenty rodd 
being bounded to ye South-east (S. W.?] by ye land of 
John Bassett and .to ye North-east by ye land of Jacob 
Young, and contains in all thirty-eight acres and a quar- 
ter as by ye return of ye Surveyor miy and doth appear. 
Conveys said premises to the patentee reserving a quitt 
rent of half a bushel of good winter wheat." 

Riker, in his History of Harlem, p. 383, says, 
"Elphinstone had erected a leather mill and 
other buildings upon his tract, with the assist- 
ance of a copartner, Abraham Shotwell, late of 
New Jersey, to whom (probably in view of what 
follows) the patent was made out. On Oct. 30, 
1677, Elphinstine sold all his interest in the farm 
houses and mill to Shotwell, who in payment 
gave his obligation in the form of a note for 
£52 10s." 

Abraham Shotwell, " with consent of his son 
John," conveyed the farm and improvements to 
John Robinson by deed dated 6 Nov., 1679, and 
recorded in Secretary of State's office at Albany, 

5 deeds, p. 20S. He probably died in New York 
about the year 1680. The name of his wife has 
not been ascertained. 

1. Abraham' Shotwell, of Elizabeth town, 
N. J., 1665-75, and New York, 1677-9, married 
and had: 

1. John Shohvell, h. probably in Eng., about 
1650, dw. on Staten Island, but removed to 
Woodbridge, N. J., a few years before his 



decease which occurred there 22 of 7 mo., 1719, 
and he was buried in the Friends' ground at 
Woodbridge. To him, his father's confisticated 
real estate in Elizabethtown, N. J., was, after 
Gov. P. Carterett's removal and death, restored, 
12 May, 1683, as will appear from the following 
extracts from the " Eecord of the Uovernor and 
Council in East Jersie, Amio Dom. 1682-1703," 
in Smith's Documentary History of New Jersey, 
originally published before the revolutionary 
war, and reprinted in fac simile in 1877, by 
order of the Legislature. 

At a meeting of Council held the 10th day of 
May, Anno Dom., 1683, — "The peti'on of John 
Shotwell being here read and upon reading 
thereof it being alldged that the Lands for 
which he Desires a Survey and patent is now or 
late in the possession of Elizabeth Carterett 
wid., the Relict and Executrix of the late Gov- 
ernor, Capt. Philip Carterett, Deceased, Its 
agreed that the ff urther consideration thereof be 
Defered till the next Seventh Day Morning be- 
ing the 12th instant at 8 of the clock in the 
fforenoon and that notice then be given to the 
Widow Carterett that she may then appear and 
if she has aught to allege ag'st substance of the 
pet'on, she may then be heard." 

Eliz. Town May l-2th, 1683.—" The matter of 
John Shotwell's peti'on came here into Debate 
and the Widow Carterett being also here p'eent 
and in writing gave in two papers as her An- 
swer to the substance of the said pet'on, and it 
being asked the said Widow Carterett if she 
Desired any tyme to offer or object any thing 
ag'st the substance of the peti'on She said She 
had no ffurther answer than what she gave in 
writing. And it appearing that Abraham Shot- 
well was the possessor, occupant, clearer and 
improver of the Land mentioned in the petition. 
And that John Shotwell is the said Abraham 
Shotwell's Sonne and heire. Its therefore agreed 
and ordered that the Deputy Governor issue out 
a Warr't (to the) Surveyor generall and his 
Deputy to Survey the same Lands and make 
returns Thereof in order that the said Shotwell 
may have a pattent thereof according to the 

In what manner John Shotwell disposed of 
his property after it was restored to him, has 
not been ascertained; but the next authentic 
record of him is found in the minutes of Wood- 
bridge Monthly Meeting of Friends, as he was 
the first of the name who were members of the 
Religious Society of Friends called Quakers. In 
the records of that Monthly Meeting, the name 
of Shotwell first occurrs among the witnesses 
to a certificate dated 18th of 1st mo. (March), 
1707-8, given to Benjamin Grifiith of Amboy to 
clear his reputation for honesty on the island 
of Barbadoes from an accusation by Thomas 
Edwards, a hat maker formerly of Amboy, for 
which allegation the said Edwards was disowned 
by the Society 18 of 1 mo., 1707-8. The certifi- 

cate is recorded after the minutes of 3 mo. 20 th, 
170S; and the following are the names of the 
witnesses thereto: John Kinsy, David Commer, 
Daniel Shotwell, John Shotwell, Nathaniel 
ffitz Randolph, Edward ffitz Randolph, Samuel 
£fitz Randolph, John Laing, William Robinson, 
John Vaii. 

The following are also from the book of 

" Att a Monthly Meeting held at Nathaniel 
fitz Randolph's ye 16th of 12th month (Feb.) 

1709-10 .. Our friend John Shotwell 

hath requested this Meeting to have a Meeting 
Settled at his house once every quarter, to 
which this Meeting Consented & it is to begin 
ye first day in ye next first Month and so con- 
tinue quarterly." 

" Att our Monthly Meeting held att Nath'l 
fitz Randolphs In Woodbridge ye 2l6t of 3rd 

mo., 1713 The Meeting y't was 

appointed att John Shotwell's att Statton Island 
is found Inconvenient to be on ye day it was 
appointed because it happened to Come ye same 
day w'th ye quarterly meeting att New York, 
therefore this meeting orders itt to be altered 
to ye Second first day in ye 4th 7th 10th & 1st 
mo. till further orders." 

"Att our Monthly Meeting held att Nathaniel ' 
fitz Randolph the 19th of ye 8th mo., 1710 

John Shotwell, William Sutton and 

John Laing iss apointed or any two of them to 
take Care in ye affairs of truth and to deal with 
disorderly persons in order to reclaim them if 
possible and bring them that will not hear them 
before ye meeting that they may be dealt further 
with and so give an account of their proceed- 
ings to this meeting if required." 

His will presents several items of interest. It \ 
is as follows: A^ 

" In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth ' 
day of the fifth Month commonly called July 
in the year of our Lord God One thousand 
Seven Hundred and Nineteen and in the fifth 
year of His Magestie King Georg's Reigne 
over Great Brittain &c. John Shotwell of the 
Town of Woodbridge In ye County of Middle- 
sex and Providence of New Jersey yeomen. 
Being not very well In Bodly health But of 
Sound and Perfect Mind & Memory (thanks be 
to God therefore) Do Make this My Last Will 
and Testament In manner and form following 
that is to say first of all I bequeath My Soul & 
Spirit into the hands of God My Heavenly 
Father by whom of his Mercy and only Grace I 
trust to be Saved & received into Eternal Rest, 
through the death of My Saviour and Redeemer 
Jesus Christ & only hope of My Salvation. My 
Body to be buried in the Earth with such 
charges as to my Executors named shall seem 
meet, hoping in ye joyfuU Resurection of ye 
just that God will Raise it up A Glorious Body. 
And as touching ye distribition of My Worldly 
Estate I dispose of the same as foUoweth. 



" My "Will is and I do hereby Nominate 
ordain & Appoint My trusty & well beloved 
John Kinsey and My Son Inlaw John Laing to 
be My Executors or in case of death the Sur- 
vivor of them to execute this My Will accordine; 
to my true intent and meeninj? in ye same 
Giving them full Power & Authority to sell and 
dispose of All and Singular My Real ct Per- 
sonal Estate to the Buyer or Buyers thereof, 
and to make them sufficient Title or Titles by 
Deed or Deeds of Conveyance to them their 
Heirs and assigns for each and My Will is that 
All such Deed or Deeds signed & sealed by my 
said Executors or ye Survivor of them shall be 
Deemed Esteemed and Judged to be As firm in 
ye law to All Intents & purposes as If I My 
self did sign & Seal & deliver the same in my 
Lifetime & to stand firm & Remain Against My 
Heirs or any other claiming by force or under 

" I Will that all Such Debts as I owe shall be 
truly paid and also All my funeral charges and 
charges about proving my Will and also the 
charges About selling my Estate & turning them 
Into Money for to be disposed of according to 
this my Last Will & Testament and all other 
charges that My Executors shall be at about ye 
Presents shall be allowed them. 

" Item. I Give My Son John Shotwell 
twenty pounds to be paid him or discounted out 
of the money that is in his hands of mine 
within three months after my decease. 

" Item (I give to my Son Abraham Shotwell 
twesty pounds) Error. 

" Item. I give to my two daughters Eliza- 
beth Laing & Sarah Smith Each of them a 
feather Bed. 

" Item. I Give My Son Abraham Shotwell 
twenty pounds to be paid him or discountecl out 
of the money that is in his hands of mine within 
three mouths after my decease. 

" My Will is that my Executors before named 
presently After my Decease shall put to sale 
& sell as soon as they can conveniently My 
House & Lands whereon I live and Also All My 
Household Goods which I have not disposed oif 
Allready both within doors aud without of what 
quality or quantities So Ever and Likewise All 
My Husbandry Utensils it Joiners tools and All 
My Cattle & horses & My Negro Tom, Together 
with All other things not mentioned here that 
any manner of ways belong to My Real or Per- 
sonal Estate be they of what (^)uality or Quanti- 
ties so Ever not ah-eady disposed of. Further 
My Will is that the Money that shall arise from 
ye sale of ye above mentioned Personal and 
Real Estate. Together with all the Money due 
Me from My Children or any Body Else After 
My Just Debts & Legacies be paid Shall be put 
out to Interest In Safe hands by My Said 
Executors or the Survivor of them which Said 
Interest shall be for the Support & Maintenance 
of my well beloved Wife Sa 

is that 


(about 6 words cut off) ... — 
after her decease, the above sd — 
(10 or 12 words missing) . . . 

dren, and in case that any my sa .... 

to be my last will and testament as k 

• • • . commonly called July in ye year 

above c .... livered in the pres- 
ence of us, Isabella F 

One of the witnesses was probably Isabella 
Fitz Randolph, the widow of Joseph, whose will 
was recently found by Benjamin Vail. The 
foregoing Will was proved at Amboy, 5 Oct., 
1719, before John Barclay, and power to admin- 
ister under it was granted by Barclay, Dep. 
Set'r on 7 Oct., 1719 to John Kinsey, one of the 
executors, who was a prominent Friend, residing 
in Woodbridge. John Barclay of Amboy, N. 
J., dwelt for many years in a house which in 
1873 was yet standing in Amboy. He was a 
brother of Robert Barclay of Morayshire, Scot- 
land; author of the Apology for the People 
called ill scorn Quakers, who is styled by the 
poet Whittier " the Laird of Ury." 

" Nay I do not need thy sword, 

Comrade mine," said Ury's lord; 
" Put it up, I pray thee: 

Passive to his holy will. 

Trust I in my Master still, 

Even though he slay me." 

" Woe's the day! " he sadly said, 

With a slowly shaking head, 

And a look of pity; 
" Ury'B honest lord reviled. 

Mock of knave and sport of child. 

Id his own good city! " 

John Barclay, Gov. Laurie, John Reid, Miles 
Forester, and other prominent officials in the 
colonial government were Friends in Amboy 
and organized a meeting there, in or about 1686 
but were subsequently lead off by the apostate 
George Keith. 

The following is from the Records of the 
Society of Friends: — " Att our Monthly Meeting 
held att our Meeting house in Woodbridge the 

2lst day of the 11th mo., 1719 

John Shotwell, Decease left five pounds for the 
Service of this Meeting." 

He m. in New York, in October, 1679, Eliza- 
beth Burton. 

2. Daniel, of Staten Island. Dr. Hatfield 
in his history of Elizabethtown, says that Daniel 
Shotwell was probably son of Abraham and 
brother of John Shotwell Sr. He was living as 
late as 1721. 

The following is from the Friend's Book of 
Minutes: — "Att our Monthly Meeting held att 
our Meeting house att Woodbridge, the 18th 

day oC the 6th Mo., 1720, 

Elizabeth Laing, the wife of John Laing, on 
Consideration not being willing to take [son of]. 


William Willis his apprentice, and Dan'l Shot- 
well offering to do it this Meeting consents 
thereto and desires the friends heretofore 
appointed to continue their care to bind him 
there accordingly;" and in the summer of 1721 
Daniel for the sum of £16 agreed with the M. 
M. to take and bring up William Willis' son 

Nathaniel. Daniel m. Elizabeth who 

was certainly living at time of the marriage of 
Henry Brotherton and Ann Shotwell 25 of 6 
mo., 1713. 

7. Abraham' Shotwell of Piscataway, N. J., 
formerly of Staten Island, s. of John" Sr. and 
Elizabeth (Burton) Shotwell ot Woodbridge, 
N. J. [of Abraham'], m. 1712 Elizabeih Coio- 
perthicaite of Flushing, L. I., dau. of John" and 
Sarah (Adams) Cowperthwaite of West Jersey, 
of [Hugh'], and had: 

1. Elizabeih, b. 10 of 1 mo., 1716 in Tp. of 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

2. Sarah, b. 5 of 4 mo., 1720 in Elizabeth, 

3. Hannah, b. 23 of 12 mo., 1722-3. 

4. John* b. 25 of 1 mo. (March), 1727 in 
Piscataway Tp., Middlesex Co., N. J., probably 

the John who m. Anna On record in 

the Surrogate General's office at Trenton, is the 
will of one John Shotwell of Middlesex Co., 
1758, who mentions wife Anna and sons John 
and Jasper. 

5. Al)raham, b. 13 of 7 mo., 1732, in Piscat- 
away, N. J., there were thus three Abraham 
Shotwells of near the same age, the others 
being (1) his cousin Abr., s. of John at the 
Landing, (2) Abr., s. of Joseph and Mary (Man- 
ning) Shotwell. He was possibly the Abraham 
who m. with the unity of Woodbridge M. M. 

1749-50, between 18 of 11 mo. and 15 

of 12 mo., Mary Hampton. 

6. Deborah, b. 12 of 3 mo., 1735; probably 
the Deborah of Piscataway who m. with approval 
of Woodbridge M. M. 24 of 1 mo., 1753, Daniel 
Shotwell, doubtless the Daniel b. 8 of 2 mo., 
1725, s. of Joseph and Mary (Manning) Shot- 

21. Abraham^ Shotwell, 1719-1801, of Essex 
(now Union) Co., N. J., e. of John' Jr. and 
Mary (Thome) Shotwell of Shotwells Landing, 
[of John-, Abraham'] m. (1) 1742, Mary Poits 
d. 1762, dau. of Thomas and Phebe Potts of 
Honey Neck, Conn., and had: 

1. P}iebe\ b. 5 of 2 mo., 1744, in Elizabeth- 
town N. J.; m. 22 of 9 mo., 1763, Thomas Hallett 
of Queens Co., L. I. 

2. Elizabeih, b. 5 of 7 mo., 1746, in Elizabeth- 
town, N. J. 

3. Naomi\ b. 2 of 4 mo., 1749, in Elizabeth- 
town, N. J., m. (1) at Kahway, N. J., 21 of 11 
mo., 1765, Israel Hallett of Long Island, mem- 
ber of Flushing M. M. She m. (2) Thurber 

4. Mary\ h. 28 of 9 mo., 1751, in Elizabeth- 
town, N. J., m. at Kahway N. J. 29 of 10 mo., 
1778, Mordecai Marsh of Eahway, who d. there 
24 of 7 mo. 1815, aged 80, buried in Kahway 
Friends ground; was a miller; his house was 
next to that of Samuel Marsh in Lower Kahway, 
but they were not Brothers. 

5. Hesier', b, 13 of 7 mo., 1754, in Elizabeth- 
town, N. J., m Townsend. 

6. Jeremiah', b. 23 of 3 mo., 1757, d. at Kah- 

wav, N. J 1830, m. without the unity 

of Friends 1781, Mary , b 

1762± , d. 17 of 5 mo., 1817, aged 55 yrs.; buried 
18 of 5 mo., 1817, according to Kahway Friends 

7. Samuel^, h. 24 of 12 mo., 1759, lost mem- 
bership in Kahway Preparative Meeting 15 of 5 
mo., 1783; was murdered near Kahway, in latter 
part of 18th century, m. 

21. Abraham* Shotwell, 1719-1801 [of 
John^ John=, Abr.'], m. (2) 1767, Lydia Hallett, 
1738 + — 1815, [of Kichard of Newtown, L. L] 
and had: 

8. Isaac', h. 22 of 1 mo., 1769, was of borough 
of Elizabeth when he m. 24 of 11 mo., 1791, 
Catharine Moore of same place, dau. of Dr. 

9. Abraham, b. 31 of 10 mo., 1770. 

10. Ann, b. 22 of 10 mo., 1772. 

11. Aaron,' b 1774± d. in Tp. of 

Kahway (now Linden), Essex (now Union) 
Co., N. J., 29 of 12 mo., 1852, aged 78; was 
apprenticed to a Friend on Long Island, taking 
a cert, of membership to the meeting at Flush- 
ina, L. L, from K. and P. M. M. dated 16 of 6 mo., 

1790; m. (1) Martin; m. (2) 

Freeman, m. (3) Sarah (Way) Brown, wd. of 
Amos, and dau. of John Jr. and Mary (Marsh) 
Way of Newtown, L. I. 

12. John', h. d. near close of 18th 

century, m. Freeman, sister to 2d 

wife of his brother Aaron, and to the wife of the 
latter's son Aaron, Jr. 

38. Abraham* Shotweld, b. 1726, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., 8. of Joseph^ and Mary (Manning) 
Shotwell [of DanieP, Abr.'], m. 1750-51, Mary 
Jackson and probably had: 

1. SainiuJ', was of Piscataway, N. J., when 
he m. at Plaiufield, N. J., 21 of 5 mo., 1788, 
Hannah Lundy of Piscataway. They and their 
8. Abraham, took cert, of membership from R. 
and P. M. M. to the meeting at Kingwood (now 
Quakertown), N. J., dated 17 of 6 mo., 1789. 

2. Mary, " daughter of Abraham and Mary" 
b. 20 of 11 mo., 1768, Piscataway, N. J., dw. 
Sussex Co., N. J., became member of Farming- 
ton (N. Y.) M. M., d. Collins, Erie Co., N. Y., 
3 of 4 mo., 1820; m. Plain6eld, N. J., 27 of 10 
mo., 1790, David Pound, 1768-1848, s. of Benja- 
min* and Elizabeth (Laing) Pound of Piscat- 
away, N. J. [of Elijah', John", John']. 


Erected in 1803-4, sold and removed in 1893, the Society (Hicksite) 

Rahway having become so small as to occasion the laying 

down of the meeting there. 




194. Abraham" Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. 

J., s. of Aaron^ and (Martin) Shotwell 

of Eahway, N. J., [of Abraham^ John^ John", 

Abr.'], m. Moore dau. of Thomas and 


1. Robert Alexander, dw. near Rahway, N. J. 

2. George H., banker in New Orleans, La. 

197. Abraham Fl Shotwell, d. 1885, banker 

of Rahway, e. of John^ and (Freeman) 

Shotwell, [of Abr*., John'', John", Abr'.], m. 

and had a large family whose records 

we have been unable to obtain. A son res. on 
the homestead of his grandfather John" near 

271. Abraham V. Shotwell, of SamueP 
and Hannah (Lundy) Shotwell of Kingwood 
now Quakertown, N. J., [of Abraham*, Joseph', 
Daniel-, Abraham'], m. 

and had: 
1 . James'. 

Abraham' Shotwell, 1819 ±—1891, s. of 
John" and Phoebe (Byron) Shotwell of New 
York, [of Joseph', Joseph*, Joseph^ Daniel", 
Abraham'], m. Almyra Clark, and had: 

1. Alonzo B., continued the business of his 
father, i. e., the manufacture of cigars and 
tobacco, m. and has 2 daughters. 

2. Belle. 

3. Ida, m. Chas. Pettengill. 

4. Frank, is in the railroad business. 

Adoniram Judson' Shotwell, b. 1848, of 
Boulder Co., Colo., s. of Arrison" and Marv 
(Dickerson) Shotwell of Glenville,0.,[of Hugh', 
John*, John', John', Abr'.], m. 1872, Martha H. 
Graham of Washington, Ind., and had: 

1. Susan, b. 2 Aug., 1874, Washington, Ind., 
dwells, 1893, Boulder, Colo. 

Albert' Shotwell, b. 1811, of Bowling 
Green, Pike Co., Mo., s. of John" and Sally 
(Burroughs) Shotwell, of Mason Co., Ky., [of 
John\ John*, Abraham^?, John", Abraham'], m. 
(1) 1836, Catharine Gecry, 1815-1892, dau. of 
James and Sally (Rice) Geery, and had: 

1. Louisa, b. 30 Nov., 1836, dw. Bowling 
Green, Mo., m. 13 Sept., 1855, Wm. A. Hutcher- 

2. Wm. Henry, b. 8 Aug., 1840, d. 20 Sept., 

3. James Luther, b. II Jan., 1848, dw. Far- 
ber, Audrain Co., Mo., m. 5 June, 1865, Sallie 


204. Alexander" Shotwell, 1802-1884, of 
Salem, Ala., s. of Nathan' and Sarah (Fitz 
Randolph) Shotwell, of Rahway and Blazing 

Star, N. J., [of Jacob*, John', John"', Abr.'], m. 
1824, Eliza Smith, 1803-1879, and had: 

1. Elizabeth Greenleaf, b. 9 of 2 mo., 1826, 
Rahway, N. J., dw. Lee Co., Ala., P. O., Salem, 
to her we are indebted for valuable information, 
m. near Salem, Ala. 21 of 11 mo.. 1877, Loxla 
Edwards, father of judge Polk Edwards and 
other children, who d. Opelika, near Salem, 
Ala., aged about 82 yrs., after a lingering illness, 
of cancer in the throat, having gone for 43 days 
without any nourishment whatever, and leaving 
to his children and grandchildren the priceless 
heritsge of an unblemished character to revere 
and emulate. " Strong in spirit, clear in judge- 
ment, he exhibited to the last moments a watch- 
ful and affectionate regard for all around him, 
losing sight of his own ills in provision for the 
interest of others. Honorable, upright, gener- 
ous and amiable, he was extremely popular and 
without an enemy in the world." 

2. Jnlia S\, b. 7 of 9 mo., 1833, Macon, Ga., 
d. Atlanta, Ga., 28 Dec, 1890, aged 57 yrs., 
having gone there for medical treatment; was a 
most devoted Christian lady, and had been for 
a long time a faithful and earnest member of 
Trinity Church, Salem, Ala., the funeral took 
place from the res. of her son-in-law, Mr. D. W. 
Dixon, Salem, Ala., Dr. W. C. Hunter officiat- 
ing. She m. W. Greene Andrews of Lee Co., 
Ala., who d. before 1890. 

3. Jennie\ h. 25 of 5 mo., 1836, Macon, Ga., 

d. near Crawford, Ala., of 4 mo., 1886, 

aged 49 yrs., m. 23 of 2 mo., 1870, Alexander 
Lamb, b. 8 of 5 mo., 1820, dw. near Salem, Ala. 

Dr. Alexander Hamilton Shotwell, 1839- 
1862, of Rutherfordton, N. C, s. of Rev. Nathan 
and Lydia (Baldwin) Shotwell, [of Randolph], 
m. 1861 Jennie Eliza Mc. Entire, "dau. of Dr. 
John of Rutherfordton, N. C, and had: 

1. John Hamilton, b. Rutherfordton, N. C, 
29 Apr., 1862, a few weeks prior to the death of 
his father at Richmond, Va., dw. with his mother 
at Smithwood, Knox Co., Tenn. 

Col. Alfred Lawrence' Shotwell, b. 1809 ± 
of Jefferson Co. (now part of Louisville), Ky., 
8. of Wm". and Fannie (Triplett) Shotwell of 
Masou Co., Ky., [of John', John*, Abraham^?, 
John-, Abraham'], m. Gabriella Breckenridge, 
and had: 

1. Stephen B., b. 30 April, 1830, m , 

dw. Louisville, Ky. 

2. William P., b. 15 April, 1835, d. I March, 

3. (a daughter) b. 15 March, 1838; 

was living in Chicago in 1869, m. Robert M. 
Cannon, and had two sons. 

4. Alfred Ann (called Annie), b. 14 Nov., 
1843, m. (1) at her father's residence, Louis- 
ville, Ky., , 1862, Gabriel F. Tate, who d. at 

Henderson, Ky. , , 1887. Being intemperate 



he soon wasted the property given him by his 
father-in-law. He promised to do better, and 
was helped again and again; but failing to pro- 
vide for his family, they at length separated. 

A few years afterward she married (2) 

Churchill. The following article, clipped (1887) 
from The Rogersville Herald, gives several 
interesting particulars relating to this branch 
of the family : 


f From the St. Loaie Globe-Democrat. ] 
The death of Gabe Tate at Henderson, Ky., brings to 
mind the romantic career of his life. Tate was born and 
raised in this country. His father was one of the pros- 
perous planters of ante bellum days. The large tract of 
land he owned was in Walnut Bottom, in the most pro- 
ductive part of this section. He had a large number of 
slaves and, better still, a large bank account. Gabe had 
grown in an atmosphere of luxury until luxuries were 
common. He had been accustomed to having his own 
way and to have every want supplied. When his father 
died the estate was divided between him and his sister, 
Mrs. Dr. J. A. Harding, who had gone to the home of her 
husband in Jefferson county, now a part of Louisville, 
Ky. There he met Miss Annie Shotwell, the daughter 
of Col. A. L. Shotwell, a man who was rich in a dozen 
different ways. His steam interest was only second to 
his landed estate, and his commission merchants busi- 
ness but barely outstripping his mining rights. The 
vast coal fields of Union county, now owned by Brown &, 
Jones, the Pittsburgh coal kings, were his individually. 
At that time, in 1862, there were only two coal mines 
operated on the Ohio River below Pittsburgh, Pa., the 
one at Cannelton , Ind., and the Shotwell mines in Union 
county. So exhaustless is the supply of coal and so 
superior the quality that a railroad has just been com- 
pleted to the mines from this city. Fabulous fortunes 
have been made from the fleets of coal sent South from 
these mines. It is seen by this what Oriental grandeur 
was in the reach of Gabe Tate and Miss Shotwell, with 
their fortunes, when united in marriage at the residence 
of Col. Shotwell, in Louipville. After marriage Mr. and 
Mrs. Tate went to the Shotwell mines, where the pro- 
ducts of a thousand miners supplied their wants. For 
some years they lived at the mines, and all went well. 
Two or more children blessed their union. Mr. Tate left 
his home, and to this day the public do not know the 
cause. Surmises were plentiful, but no knowledge of 
the cause was ever had. It was known that his estate 
was gone, but that was of small importance for his wife 
was rich. 

Some time after Mr. Tate left home Mrs. Tate procured 
a divorce, and shortly afterwards married Sam Churchill, 
a prosperous planter, who had lived near the mines, and 
with whom she was acquainted during her married life 
at the mines. In the meantime Andrew Tate, an old 
bachelor uncle, had died and left his vast estate to Gabe 
and his sister. Hugh Tate, another bachelor uncle, soon 
died, and added his fortune to that of his brother An- 
drew for the benefit of his nephew and niece. Not long 
after that Miss Nancy Tate died, and left her increased 
fortune from her own right and undivided interests in the 
estates of her two brothers, Andrew and Hugh, to Gabe 
Tate and his sister. These changes covered a period of 
nearly ten years. Notwithstanding the fact that con- 
siderable advertising had been done, nothing could be 
heard of Gabe Tate, and ha was suspected to be dead. 
At last he was heard from at Cairo, III., and found. Ar- 
riving home, he found himself a rich man again. He 
wrote to his wife to send the children to him at Evans- 
ville, Ind., as he wanted to see them. She met him there 
with the children. Shortly afterwards a divorce was 

procured from Sam Churchill, the second husband, and 
speedily following that divorce was the marriage of Gabe 
Tate to the same woman who had procured a divorce 
from him years before. 

5. Frances T., b. 18 Feb., 1849, d. 24 Dec, 
1868, unm. On the day preceding her death, 
she had been out to invite some lady friends to 
a social party to be given next day at her 
father's house, and having walked much in the 
city that evening, on going to bed she inhaled 
chloroform to quiet her nerves, and was found 
dead in bed the next morning. 

6. John T., h. 22 Sept., 1853, dw. Louisville, 
Ky., m. 

Altin Theodore' Shotwell, b. 1846, of Fargo, 
Cass Co., N. D., s. of Edmund V. and Jane 
H. (Williams) Shotwell of Plainfield, N. J., 
[of Daniel C^, Manning", Benj*. John^, Daniel', 
Abraham'], m. 1881, Mary Josephine Moore, b. 
1856, and had: 

1. Winthrop Bahhidge, b. 1 Dec, 1882, 
Plainfield, N. J. 

2. Florence Courtney, b. 27 Aug., 1885, Fargo, 

Anson' Shotwell, b. 1839, of Linden, Genesee 
Co., Mich., s. of Jonathan'^ andPhebe (Willson) 
Shotwell of Long Bridge, N. J., [of James^ 
John', John', John", Abraham'], m. 1868, 
Lucinda Jane Cummins, h. 1841, daughter of 
William (b. 1 June, 1800) and Marie (Middles- 
worth, b. 18 Jan., 1807) Cummins and grand- 
daughter of Mathias and Hannah (Shakelton) 
Cummins of Vienna, N. J., and of John and 
Sarah (Reid) Middlesworth of Johnsonsburgh, 
and had: 

1. Elvingion M., b. 19 May, 1864, m 

Nov., 1892, Mary Lobdell, called Mollie. 

2. Phehe Marie, b. 10 Feb., 1867, a trained 
nurse, dwells Linden, Mich. To her we are in- 
debted for valuable data relating to this branch. 

3. James A., b. 12 March, 1870; dw. Linden, 

4. Clarence Cecil, b. 13 Feb., 1879, d. 6 May, 

5. Ray L. Anson, b. 13 Jan., 1881. 

186. Akeison' Shotwell, 1812-1893, of 
Glenville, O., s. of Hugh'' and Rosetta (Arrison) 
Shotwell of Harrison Co., O., [of John*, John'', 
John", Abraham'], m. 1835, Mary^ Dickerson, 
1817-1894, dan. of Baruch', [of Thomas^, Joshua'], 
and had: 

1. Elizabeth, b. 17 Sept., 1836, Washington 
Tp., Harrison Co., O. ; dw. with parents Glenville, 
Cuyahoga, Co., O., unm. (1893). 

2. Rosetta, b. 10 Dec, 1838, Washington 
Tp., O., where all the children were b., and where 
she d. 21 Dec, 1838. 

3. Victoria, b. 10 Dec, 1839, dw., 1893, with 
parents, Glenville, O., s. p.; m. Glenville, O,, 18 
Feb., 1883, George Gooding. 



4. Adoniram Jiidson\ b. 21 Apr., 1842, dw. 
1893, Boulder, Colo., a mining engineer; enlisted 
17 Feb., 1864, in Company K, 11th Ohio Volun- 
teers Cavalry and served on the Indian frontier 
at Forts Laromy and Hallock, honorably dis- 
charged 14 July, 186C; m. AVashington, Davis 
Co., Ind., 27 May, 1872, Martha H. Graham. 

5. John Thomas, b. Freeport, O., 1 Aug., 
1845, dw. Deadwood, S.D., s. p.; manufacturer 
of lumber for more than 25 yrs., a Republican, 
Baptist, temperance, progressive. He m. St. 
Louis, Mo., 20 Apr., 1875, Evolyn McBrine, b. 
Chester, 111., 18 Nov., 1856, dau. of Wm. Mc- 
Brine of St. Louis, Mo., native of the North of 

6. Austin, h. 28 Aug., 1848, engaged in min- 
ing with brother, A. Judson, at Boulder, Colo., 
unm. (1893) formerly teacher of penmanship 
and drawing. 

7. Fremont, h. 5 Aug., 1856, dw. Glenville, 
O., unm. (1893). 

33. Benjamin' Shotwell, 1726-1793, of Shot- 
well's Landing, Bricktown (now Rah way), Essex 
(now Union) Co., N. J.; s. of John', Jr., and 
Mary (Thorne) Shotwell, at the Landing, [of 
John-, Abraham'], m. 1746, Ame Hallett, 1727- 
1796, dau. of Richard and Amy (Bowne) Hallett 
of Newtown, L. I., and had: 

1. Sarah', b. 3 of 3 mo., 1748, was a promi- 
nent minister of the Society of Friends; m. (1) 
at Rahway, N. J., 28 of 9 mo., 1768, Wm. Hamp- 
ton of the borough of Elizabeth, N. J., dw. 
Woodbridge, N. J., d. Rahway, 24 of 2 mo., 1781 ; 
probably s. of Abner and Rachel (Webster) 
Hampton of Essex Co., N. J. The following 
from the minutes of the Society may be of inter- 
est: "At Our Monthly Meeting held at Wood- 
bridge the 17th Sth mo., 1768, William 

Hampton & Sarah Shotwell appeared at this 
Meeting and declared their Intentions of Taking 
Each Other in Marriage, it being the first time, 
& he produced a Certificate from the Monthly 
Meeting of Chesterfield Signifiing that he was 
Removed from thence to live within the Verge 
of this Meeting and that his life & Conversation 
was tolerable orderly & a frequenter of Meetings 
and clear of Marriage Engagements and in Unity 
I with friends there, which was satisfactory." At 
the next meeting, 9-21, 68, they were " left at 
Liberty to Consumate their Intended Marriage 
according to the good order used amongst 
Friends." And on 19 of 10 mo., 1768, " The 
Friends appointed to attend the Marriage of 
William Hampton and Sarah Shotwell report it 
was Orderly accomplished." In 6 mo., 1770, 
Wm. Hampton and his wife took a cert, of mem- 
bership to Hardwick. M. M., but were received 
back by cert. toR.andP. M.M.21of 10 mo., 1772. 

On the 18 of 5 mo. 1774, we find, " This Meet- 
ing is inform'd that our Friend Sarah Hampton 
desired to attend the Quarterly Meeting at Cross- 
wicks, which this Meeting approves of. She hav- 

ing a Short testimony which is Satisfactory. 
The Clerk is desired to give her a Copy of this 
Minute." On 15 of 3 mo., 1781, " Our Friend 
Sarah Hampton inform'd this Meeting that for 
some time past She has been under a religious 
Concern to Visit Friends at Barnigat, Egghar- 
bor.the Great Meadows, some part of New York, 
[and] New England." A cert, for this purpose 
was given her at the next M. M. On 16 of 10 
mo., 1782, "Our esteemed Fiiend Sarah Hamp- 
ton having returned from a religious Visit to 
Friends to the Eastward returned her Certificate 
as also a number of Certificates, viz.: One from 
the Yearly Meeting held at Westbury for New- 
york Government & One from the Yearly Meet- 
ing held at Newport for New England, alo 
divers from several Quarterly & Monthly Meet- 
ings all expressive of their Satisfaction with her 
Visit." Her travels in the ministry were con- 
tinued on various occasions after her second 

At the M. M. held at Rahway 18 of 9 mo., 1783, 
Jacob Lundy, Jr., of Hardwick, b. 30 of 5 mo., 
( July), 1751, d. 22 of 3 mo., 1806, s. of Jacob and 
Mary Lundy, produced a cert, from Kingwood 
M. M. dated 11 of 9 mo., 1783, recommending 
him as a Friend in Unity in order for Marriage 
with Sarah Hampton," and the written appro- 
bation of his parents. They, at this meeting, 
appeared the second time and were left at liberty 
to consummate their marriage agreeable to the 
orders established amongst Friends. This mar- 
riage was " orderly accomplished " on 25 of 9 
mo., 1783. Sarah Lundy and two childen, Ame 
and Benjamin Hampton became members of 
Hardwick M. M. by cert, from R. and P. M. M., 
given 17 of 12 mo., 1783, but returned to mem- 
bership in R. and P. M. M. 20 of 5 mo., 1784, by 
cert, from Hardwick, dated 8 of 4 mo., 1784, for 
herself, her husband Jacob Lundy, Jr., and her 
children. Amy and Benjamin Hampton. Jacob 
Lundy of Rahway Preparative Meeting a;nd his 
wife Sarah, "a minister well approved," and three 
children, Benjamin and Amy Hampton and Mary 
Lundy, having removed within Kingwood M. M. 
took cert, thither from R. and P. M. M., dated 19 
of 5 mo., 1785; also "his son-in-law [stepson], 
Wm. Hampton," son of Wm. Hampton deceased, 
having been apprenticed to Robert White, a 
Friend belonging to the M. M. at Chesterfield. 

Isaac Martin, in his journal (1791 p. 18) says: 
"Our beloved friend, Sarah Lundy, having a 
concern to pay a religious visit to some parts of 
New England and Nova Scotia, my dear wife 
offered to accompany her; which I encouraged 
on account of the near iinity I felt with the 
concern. William Shotwell of Plainfield being 
willing to go with them, I went on to New York 
with my dear wife, and they all embarked on 
board a vessel for Newport, Rhode Island." 
And on p. 40, we find the following entry: 
"Toward the latter end of the Sth month [1793], 
in company with my kinswoman, Sarah Lundy, 


who was going on a religious visit southward as 
far as Carolina and Georgia, I attended Buck's 
Quarterly Meeting held at the Falls. Had also 
the company of a large committee of Friends 
appointed by the Yearly Meeting, to visit the 
Quarterly and monthly meetings in order to 
afford such help as in wisdom might be furnished 
to stir up the members to a more lively concern 
in attending to meetings, particularly those 
near the middle of the week." 

Sarah B. Brotherton, wd. of Sarah (Showell) 
Lundy's grandson. Dr. J. Lundy Brotherton of 
Philadelphia, has in her possession the small 
English trunk that Sarah carried on the horn 
of her saddle while making her religious visits 
on horse back. 

2. A me or Ami/, b. 22 of 2 mo., 1750, was of 
the borough of Elizabeth when m. (1) at Eah- 
way * Friends Meeting house 28 of 8 mo., 1788, 
Charles Brooks of Woodbridge; was of Rahway 
when she m. (2) at Rahway, 20 of 2 mo., 1794, 
Samuel Hicks of Westbury, Queens Co., L. I., 
to which place she took cert, of membership 
from R. & P. M. M., dated 18 of 6 mo., 1794. 

8. Mary, called " Aunt Molly " b. 15 of 4 
mo., 1752, lived for a time at Westbury, L. I., 
taking cert, to the meeting there dated 19 of 3 
mo., 1795, and again 17 of 6 mo., 1801; dw. for 
many years with her brother Wm. at the Land- 
ing, and there d. 13 of 2 mo., 1823, unm., aged 
71 yrs., buried Rahway; was remarkably plain 
in speech and apparel, and occasionally made 
high exhortations in meetings for worship. 

It was sometimes facetiously said, " Aunt 
Molly Shot well was so plain that she would not 
eat striped beans." 

4. Richard', b. 25 of 7 mo., 1756, at Shotwells 
Landing, Bricktown (now Rahway), Essex (now 
Union) Co., N. J. Farmington M. M. records 
give date of birth as 24 of 7 mo., 1755. It is 
apparent from the record that Richard Shot- 
well had taken an active part in the war of the 
revolution on the side of the British govern- 
ment. In the minutes of the M. M. held at 
Plainfield 21 of 2 mo., 1782, occurs the following 
passage: — " The Monthly Meeting of New York 
have sent to this meeting a Copy of a Paper 
given into that Meeting by Richard Shotwell 
condemning his Conduct in taking up Arms and 
assisting other Armed Men in taking away 
People from the Jersey's and making them 
Prisoners: which was Satisfactory to that Meet- 
ing. Thomas Latham is appointed to read the 
same at the close of a first day Meeting at Rah- 
way Benjamin Shotwell in- 
formed this Meeting that his Son Richard Shot- 
well of New York, requests our Certificate to 
that Meeting in order that he may proceed in 
Marriage with Mary Martin, a Friend belonging 
to that Meeting." The cert, was granted at the 
next meeting 21 of 3 mo., 1782. The cert, of 

' Not at Plainfield as stated in 0. B. Leonards Centennial Address, 

this marriage states that " Richard Shotwell 
son of Benjamin Shotwell of Rahway in East 
New Jersey and Mary Martin Daughter of Isaac 
Martin of the City and Province of New York, 

deceased, and Elizabeth Martin 

appeared in a Publick Meeting of said People 
[called Quakers] in the City of New York," 
and were there married " according to the good 
order used amongst them " on the 10 of 4 mo., 
1782. The following is a list of the witnesses 
whose names are appended to this marriage 
cert. : 

Elizabeth Martin, 
Burling Martin, 
Isaac Martin, 
Ame Shotwell, 
Elizabeth Martin, 
Elizabeth Shotwell, 
Ann Burling, 
John Burling, 
Thomas Burling, 
Richard Lawrence, 
Ann Webster, 
Benjn. Haviland, 
Samuel Burling, 
John W. Haydock, 
Thos. Dobson, 
Samuel Moore, 
Lindley Murray, 
Letitia Underbill, 
Rebecca Haydock, 
Penelope Hull, 
Hannah Haydor k Jur., 
Lydia Hunt Jun., 
Mattw. Bowne, 
Henrietta Burling, 
Catharine Burling, 
Priscilla Brown, 
Mary Cow per, 
Ambrost) Copland, 
John Murray Jun., 
William Cowper Junr., 

Abigail Martin, 
Henry Shotwell, 
Gulielma Martin, 
Eden Shotwell, 
Saml. Bowne, 
Abigail Bowne, 
Abr. Franklin, 
Henry Haydock Jur., 
James Parsons Junr., 
John B. Parsons, 
James Parsons, 
James Burling, 
Sally Bowne, 
Esther Shotwell, 
William Bowne, 
Mary Haydock, 
Edmund Prior, 
Job. D. Laplaine Junr., 
Phebe Prior, 
Hannah Haydock, 
Joseph De Laplaine, 
Sarah Prior, 
Ebenezr. Haviland, 
Jane Haviland, 
Phebe Haviland, 
Ann Haviland, 
Thos. Robinson, 
Wm, Nelson, 
Phebe De Laplaine. 

In 1784, Richard asked the advice of R. & P. 
M. M. in the settlement of trouble about money 
matters with Joseph Shotwell, of Perry Town 
(now called Uniontown), N. J. 

" At a Monthly Meeting held at Rahway 20th 

of 5th mo., 1784, Certificates 

were produced to this meeting and read, one 
from Kingwood Monthly Meeting held at Hard- 
wick the 8th of 4th mo. last recommending 
Jacob Lundy Jun., and Sarah his wife with her 
two children, Amy and Benjamin Hampton, to 
the care of this Meeting which was accepted. 
Also one from the Monthly Meeting of New 
York, dated 4th of the 12th mo., 1782, recom- 
mending Mary Shotwell, wife of Richard, 
which was also accepted." Richard with his 
family removed from Essex Co., N. J., in 1804, to 
Farmington, Ontario Co., N. Y., and thence 
about 14 yrs. later to the northern part of the 
town of Batavia (now Elba), Genesee Co., N. 
Y., locating on a farm at what is known as 
Lancton's Corners; his res. was on the E. side 
of the Oak Orchard road opposite the Shelly 
house built by his grandson Hugh P. Shotwell, 
about the year 1861; he d. there 17 of 8 mo., 



1833, of a cancer, "aged 78 yrs., 20 days." Rich- 
ard, his son Isaac M., and son-in-law Wanton 
Aldrich were the three Trustees to whom on 80 
July, 1819, four acres in the S. E. part of lot 2, 
Sec. 3, town 13, range 1, were conveyed by the 
Holland Co. for the use and benefit of Batavia 
(now Elba) Preparative Meeting of Friends. 
This deed is recorded ia the Genesee Co. Clerks 
office. Liber 13, p. 9. At the separation in 1828, 
Richard and family and most of his grand- 
children continued in membership with the 
Society of Friends called Orthodox. 

His wife Mary, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Burling) Martin of New York, was b. there 1 
of 7 mo., 1756, lived for a time after her hus- 
band's death with their son Benjamin and after- 
ward with their eldest dau. Amv Aldrich in 
Elba, N. Y., and there d. 27 of" 3 mo., 1844, 
" aged 87 yrs., 9 mos., 22 days." 

At one time during the revolutionary war, 
when it was thought that a bombardment of the 
city was imminent, part of the Martin family 
retired to the country and there lived with 
relatives for several months; but Mary, on 
learning that the prospect of military operations 
would not induce her father to forsake his home, 
or by any act of his give countenance to the 
warlike preparations, decided to remain with 
him at all hazards. During the bombardment 
they merely sought safety in the cellar. She 
had been carefully trained in the use of the 
needle; and, in the pursuit of her daily task, all 
unconscious of observation, was frequently 
noticed through their field glass by British 
officers who lodged not far away, and who, see- 
ing her diligence and skill engaged her to make 
a considerable number* of fine linen shirts for 
Lord Cornwallis, then in command of the city, 
for which she was paid in silver at the rate of 
one Spanish dollar each. She afterward took 
this price to a goldsmith and had it made into, 
or exchanged it for, a set of solid silver spoons, 
one of which was afterward given to each of her 
married children. One of them is yet 1888, in 
the possession of each of the following grand- 
children: D. Waterman Smith, Mary S. Reed, 
and Desire Estes. She retained her sight so 
perfectly that, at 80 yrs. of age, she was able to 
do fine sewing without the aid of glasses; but 
her hearing, like that of her husband and 
several of her children and grandchildren, was 
quite imperfect in the latter years of life. 

5. Benjamin', b. 25 of 1 mo., 1759, d. at 
Marengo, in the town of Galen, Wayne Co., N. 
Y., 12 of 5 mo., 1848, in his 90th year; was a 
farmer, and a consistent Friend; his nephew 
Wm. Shotwell has been heard to say that this 
uncle, when at the house of his ( Wm's) father, 
Penn-like ate his dinner without removing his 
hat; was very deaf for many years and his wife 
Bathsheba was blind; he m. in old Plainfield 

meeting house 21 of 1 mo , 1781, Bathsheba^ 
Pound, b. 14 of 5 mo., 1763, d. Galen, N. Y., 1 of 
12 mo., 1818, dau. of Zachariah* and Elizabeth 
(Smith) Pound of the borough of Elizabeth, N. 
J., [of Elijah^ John", John']. Benjamin, Jr., 
and his wife Bathsheba, with their two minor 
children, Elizabeth and Thomas, having removed 
within Kingwood M. M., took cert, thither from 
R. and P. M. M. dated 15 of 8 mo., 1787, and sub- 
sequently removed from Warren Co., N. J., to 
Seneca (now Wayne) Co., N. Y., but not, their 
grandson Samuel L. Shotwell thinks, until after 
the marriage of all their children. Dally, in his 
History of Woodbridge, p. 288, says, "At the 
annual election in Woodbridge, Mar. 11, 1783, 
Benjamin Shotwell and Carlile Brown were 
chosen by the town meeting as ' the Survares of 
the Roads the year insuing.' " 

6. Elizabeth', b. 17 of 4 mo., 1762, d 
1794±, m. at Rahway, N. J., 26 of 4 mo., 1787, 
(as first w.) Joseph Lundy of Hardwick, Sussex 
(now Warren) Co., N. J., b. 29 of 3 mo., 1762, 
and d. 13 of 1 mo,, 1846, and had one son 
Benjamin Lundy, the distinguished anti-slavery 
leader who first enlisted Wm. Lloyd Garrison 
in the same cause. 

7. Thomas, b. 10 of 12 mo., 1764. 

8. William, b. 27 of 4 mo., 1766, Rahway, 
N. J., inherited the homestead of his father and 
grandfather at the Landing in the borough of 
Elizabeth, and there engaged in farming and 
the manufacture of brick, shipping them to 
New York and elsewhere, and was also interested 
in vessels running to New York. About the 
beginning of the 19th century, twenty vessels, 
freighted with brick, sailed weekly from Shot- 
well's landing and the neiu;hboring docks, to the 
New York markets. In 1879 not a brick was 
made within 7 miles of this place: Owing to 
the facilities furnished by the railroads, the 
commerce of Rahway river has been nearly 
ruined; occasionally a vessel from some other 
place brings a cargo of lumber, brick or other 
building material to the Landing, which is 
regarded as the head of sloop or steamboat 
navigation. In the early half of the 19th cen- 
tury many good sized vessels were built in the 
ship yards at the Landing; it was not uncommon 
to see two on the stocks in process of erection 
at the same time. The last vessel built there 
was for AYm. Shotwell, Jr., about 1850-53, when 
he was engaged in the lime and coal business. 

When young, Wm. had the reputation of 
being the most rapid skater in that part of the 
country. Old people have been heard to say 
that, on one occasion, a man came from New 
York to try his speed with " Uncle Billy." and 
they skated from the Landing to Staten Island 
and back a distance of about 6 or 7 miles, when 
the New York man was so badly beaten that he 
went away quite crestfallen. 

The spacious barn and outbuildings which 
were upon the farm at the Landing when W^m. 



left it in 1836, have long since been burned by 
incendiaries. The commodious house which he 
built and occupied was standing in 187i*, though 
fast falling to decay and in latter years was 
little occupied. An illicit distillery was at one 
time discovered to be in operation in the cellar. 
The dwelling was soon afterward destroyed by 
fire. There was, in 1879, yet remaining near 
the site of the residence a small apple orchard; 
our informant remembered having seen " Uncle 
Billy " engaged in grafting these trees about the 
year 1830. 

He m. (1) Eahway, N. J., 25 of 10 mo., 1792, 
Elizabeth Moore of Woodbridge, who d. at the 
Landing 13 of 8 mo., 1826, aged 64 yrs.; m. (2) 
in Friends' meeting, Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., 
27 of 9 mo., 1827, Achsah (Lundy) Laing, wd. of 
John Laing and dau. of Samuel and Sarah 
(Willits) Lundy; she was b. 21 of 8 mo., 1777, 
d. 26 of 9 mo., 1854, aged 78 ±, having removed 
and settled with her husband at Rahway, 
became member of R. & P. M. M. by cert, from 
Junius M. M. dated 20 of 11 mo , 1827. About 
10 yrs. later, William sold the old homestead at 
the Landing for what was deemed a very high 
price; it was believed at the time that he was 
influenced by his wife to make the sale, as she 
wished to return to her former home in N. Y. 
state, which they did, becoming members of the 
meeting at Junius, by cert, from R. and P. M. M., 
dated 18 of 1 mo., 1838, he purchasing a farm 
near Waterloo, N. Y.; but very soon afterward, 
the purchaser of the ancestral homestead failed 
to carry out his engagements, which resulted in 
William Shotwell's having to take back the 
place, property in Rahway having much depre- 
ciated in value. Returning to Rahway in 4 mo., 
1855, after a short interim and meeting at the 

R. R. station a friend, A. V. Shotwell, who, at 
first sight, failed to recognize him as he 
appeared so broken down and feeble, he said 
that he had " come home to die." He went to 
the res. of his s. Wm. near the Landing and 
lived but a short time, departing this life on 
26 of 4 mo., 1855; his remains were taken to the 
old meeting house in Lower Rahway, where in 
former years he had been a constant and exem- 
plary attendant, and were buried in the Friends' 
ground near by on the 29 of 4 mo., 1855, leaving 
to his posterity a reputation of which they may 
well be proud, — that of a good and honest man. 
He was a man of great industry and of no less 
kindness. New Jersey became a free state 
about the year 1816, but Wm. Shotwell's 
negroes willingly remained with their old 
master after their emancipation. 

9. Lydia, b. 27 of 7 mo., 1769, d. at the house 

of Azaliah Schooly near Waterloo, N. Y. 

1841 ±, s. p.; she was skilful with the needle, 
was at one time teacher in the Nine Partners 
Boarding School near Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
becoming member of Nine Partners M. M. by 
cert, dated 19 of 7 mo., 1804; had previously 
taken a similar cert, to New York dated 21 of 11 

mo., 1793; m. (1) at Nine Partners, N. Y., 

1808, Philip Borland of Upper Canada, b. 9 of 9 
mo., 1755, d. 18 of 12 mo., 1814, s. of SamuePof 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., [of John' of L. I.], she 
becomina: member of Adolphus M. M. by cert, 
from R. & P. M. M. dated 27 of 4 mo., 1808. After 
Phillips death she resided for several years with 
her brother William at the Landing; she m. (2) 
29 of 1 mo., 1829, Isaac Griffin of Datchess Co., 
N. Y., she becoming member of Nine Partners 
M. M. by cert, from R. and P. M. M. dated 17 
of 6 mo., 1829. 






r 1. 


Benjamin Hampton, b. 1775, m. 1807, Mary (Cox) Jackson, b. 1768. 
William, 1776-1859, m. 1798, Mary Pound, [of Benj'., Elijah^ John-, John' ]. 

3. A me, or Amy. 

4. Mary Lundy, b. 1785. m'. John Stevenson; m-. David Willson, Jr. 

5. Elizabeth. 1787-1838, m. 1808, Abner Willson, [of Gabriel-, Samuel' ]. 
Lydia, d. 1815 ±, m. Thomas Brotherton, b. 1786, |of William J. 

2. Ame, or Amy, b. 1750, m'. 1788, Charles Brooks; m-. 1791, Samuel Hicks. 

3. Mary, 1752-1823. 

1. Elizabeth, b. 1783. 

2. Amy, 1784-1858; m. 1805, Wanton Aldrich, 1780-1870. 

3. Isaac Ma^tin^ 1786-1860, m. 1813, Edna C. Pound, 1796-1872, [of Hughl 

4. Benjamin, 1788-1793. 

5. Mary, 1790-1862, m'. David Smith, b. 1774; m=. James Peacock. 

6. Elizabeth, 1791-1874, m. James Herendeen, 1788-1873. 

7. Benjamin, 1793-1865, m. 1815, Sarah Hoag;, 1799-1869. 

8. Abbe, 1795-1878, m. 1815, Smith Laicg, 1793-1877, [of Joseph]. 

9. Lydia, b. 1797. 
(^10. Sarah, 1799-1884, m'. Jacob Hoag, Jr.; m^. Nathan Chase. 
f 1. Elizabeth, 1781-1857, m. Samuel Lundy, b. 1775, |of Samuel]. 
I 2. Thomas, 1786-1857, m'. Tamer Lundy; m-. Hannah Lundy; m^. Anna Webster. 

3. Zachariah, 1788-1857, m'. Elizabeth Lundy; m-'. Edna Lundy; m^. Elizabeth H. 
I Lundy. 

4. Amy, 1790-1876, m. 1808, Asa Willson, 1786-1859+, [of Gabriel]. 

5. Mercy, 1792-18.36. m. 1814, Daniel Strang, 1780-1841. 

6. Benjamin, Jr., 1797-1878, m. 1825, Catharine Pugsley, 1806-1870 +. 

7. Samuel, b. 1802, m'. Phebe Laing; m-. Mercy Pound. 

8. Lydia, 1805-1829, m. 1824, John Rogers, 1801-1837. 

6. Elizabeth, 1762-1794 ±, m. 1787, Joseph Lundy, 

pist, m. 1815, Esther Lewis, d. 1826±. 

7. Thomas, b. 1764. 

r 1- 

. Richards, 1756-1833, 
m. 1782. Mary Martin, 
175G-1844, fof Isaac 
and Elizabeth (Bur- 
ling) Martin]. 

i. Benjamin. t759-l?4S, 
m. 1781. Batheheba 
Pound. 1763-1S48, [nf J 
Zachariah*, Elijahs 
John2, John'J. 

762-1816, had Benjamin, 1789-1839, the philanthro- 

William. 1766-1855, , „ 
m. (1) 1792.Elizaheth I ■^• 
Moore, 1782-1- — 1826 ; ■{ 3. 
(2) Achsah {Lun- | 4_ 


— I 

Lydia, 17 

Benjamin. 1793-1859, m. Mary Hunt, b. 1800 ±. 

Elizabeth L., 1795-1827, m. 1815, Samuel Moore, Jr., [of Samuel* ]. 

William, Jr„ 1798-1876. m'. Catharine Pettit; m-. ; m^. . 

Harvey, 1800-1848, m. 1823, Louisa Shotwell, 1800-1889, [of Nathan^ 
David, d. 1836, m. Margaret Prall. 
1844 +, m'. Philip Dorland; m-.Isaac Griflln. 

44. Benjamin' Shotwell, b. 1731, s. of John' 
and Lydia ( ) Shotwell, [of Daniel'?, Abra- 
ham' ], m. 1754, Elizabeth Planning, and had: 

1. Daniel, b. 18 Jan., 1755. 

2. Charity, b. 6 Sept., 1756. 

3. Manning\ b. 14 Apr., 1758; m. Mary Clark- 
son, b 17(52 ±, dan. of Robert and Kebecca' 

(Fitz Randolph) Clarkson, [of Edward' Fitz 
Randolph, Edward", Edward' |. 

4. Mary, h. 16 May, 1759. 

5. Elizabeth,}). 20 Sept., 1761; m , 1781, Isaac 
Drake, b. 1760, s. of Nathaniel" (b. 1730) and 
Dorothy, iiee Retan (m. 1750), [of Isaac' Drake]. 

6. John, b. 14 Oct., 1763, m. Esther' Fitz Ran- 
dolph, dau. of Joseph' and Esther (Broderich) 
Fitz Randolph, [of Joseph^ and Rebecca (Drake) 
Fitz Randolph, Joseph' and Hannah (Conger) 

Fitz Randolph, Edward' and Elizabeth (Blos- 
som) Fitz Randolph]. 

7. Joseph, b. 18 Nov., 1765. 

8. Lydia, h. 16 March, 1768, m. 1791, 


9. Benjamin, b. 5 Apr., 1770. 
10. Zlaw/,b. .. Dec, 1772. 

91. Ben.jamin' Shotwell, 1759-1848. of 
Essex Co., N. J., and Wayne Co., N. Y., s. 
of Benjamin* and Amy (Hallet) Shotwell of 
Shotwell's Landing, N. J., [of John', John', 
Abraham'], m. IIHI, Bathsheba Pound, 1763- 
1848, dau. of Zachariah' and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Pound of Essex Co., N. J., [of Elijah', John", 
John'], and had: 



1. Elizabeth', b. 8 of 12 mo., 1781, in Inde- 
pendence Tp., Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J., 
dw. Junius, N. Y., d. Waterloo village; Junius 
Friends Record says, she d. Galen, N. Y., 16 of 
9 mo., 1857, aged 76; m. in N.J., Samuel Lundy, 
b. 18 of 5 mo.. 1775, d. Waterloo, N. Y., of 
a cancer, s. of Samuel and Sarah (Willits) 

2. Thomas", b. 25 of 8 mo., 1786, Eahway, N. J., 
dw. Hardwick, N. J., whence about 1816 he 
removed to Galen, Seneca (now Wayne) Co., N. 
Y., and there d. 1 of 1 mo., 1857; was a farmer, 
and an exemplary Friend; m. (1) in N. J., 1 of 
'6 mo., 1808, or 9 of B mo., 1807, Tamer Lundy, b. 
27 of 3 mo., 1786, d. Galen, N. Y., 3 of 7 mo., 
1818, dau. of Jonathan and Rebecca (Heaton) 
Lundy; m. (2) in Galen Friends Meeting, 13 of 
12 mo., 1819, Hannah Lundy of Galen, N. Y., b. 
27 of 2 mo., 1789, d. Galen, N. Y., 6 or 26 of 
3 mo., 1813, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth 
(Laing) Lundy of Independence, N. J., [of 
Samuel], and cousin to the former wife; m. (3) 
at Mendon, N. Y., 27 of 11 mo., 1849, Anna 
Webster, b. 14 of 5 mo., 1788, d. Galen, N. Y., 
22 of 2 mo., 1858, s. p., dau. of Wm. and Susan- 

3. Zacharinh'; b. 8 of 8 mo., 1788, Hardwick, 
Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J., was a farmer 
and an exemplary Friend, was in N. J., twice 
within the recollection of his son Samuel L., 
once with his family and once with a minister- 
ing Friend named Sirah Underwood, who after- 
ward m. and settled in N. J. He d. Macedon 
Centre, N. Y., 18 of 9 mo, 1857, in 70th yr. of 
his age; m. (1) in Friends meeting house Hard- 
wick, N. J., Elizabeth Lundy, b. 27 of 6 mo., 
1792, in Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J., d. 
Galen, Wayne Co., N. Y., 13 of 12 mo., 1818, 
dau. of Levi and Sarah (Tomer) Lundy of 
Hardwick, N. J., [of Samuel]; m. (2) in Hard- 
wick Friends meeting house, Edna Lundy, dau. 
of Daniel and Elizabeth (Laing) Lundy, [of 
Samuel]. Zachariah and wife Edna L., and 3 
minor ch., Levi L., Daniel L , and Edwin, hav- 
ing removed to the Holland Purchase received 
a cert, from Junius (N. Y.) M. M. directed to 
Hartland M. M. 28 of 4 mo., 1824. He dw. 
Elba, N. Y., when he m. (3) in Galen (N. Y ) 
Friends meeting, 25 of 9 mo., 1828, Elizabeth H. 
Lundy, who d. 4. of 9 mo., 1857, aged 50 yrs. 
and 7 mo's., dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Lundy) 
Lundy of Independence, N. J., called Muncy 
Sammy. Elizabeth H. Shotwell, having 
removed and settled with her husband at Elba, 
N. Y., received cert, of m^^mbership from Jun- 
ius M. M. of (Hie.) Friends directed to 
Rochester M. M. and dated 24 of 3 mo., 1829. 
On 16 Sept., 1833, Zachariah bought the N. 
part of Lot 9, Sec. 3 in Elba, by deed recorded 
in Genesee Co. clerk's office, liber 24, p. 436. 
Zachariah and wife Elizabeth H. and 4 minor 
ch., Daniel L., Edwin B., Samuel L., and Edna 
Ann, brought cert, to Farmington M. M. of 

( Hie. ). Friends from Rochester M. M. dated 24 
of 5 mo., 1839; the same except Daniel L. and 
Edwin B. took back a similar cert. 26 of 9 mo., 
1844, but returned with a like cert, dated 24 of 
7 mo., 1846. 

4. Amif, b. 12 of 7 mo., 1790, Independence 
Tp , Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J., d. Leslie 
Tp., Ingham Co., Mich., 14 of 11 mo., 1876; was 
of a quiet, peaceful nature and an exemplary 
member of the Society of Friends; m. Independ- 
ence Tp., Susses (now Warren) Co., N. J., 12 
of 10 mo., 1808, Asa Willson, b. 31 of 10 mo., 
1786, in N. J., removed from Warren Co., N. J., 
to Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., and thence to 

Raisin, Lenawee Co., Mich., and there d. 

1859 ±, s. of Gabriel and Keziah Willson of 
Sussex Co , N. J. 

5. Mercy'' b. 3 of 8 mo., 1792, Independence, 
N. J., d. Macedon, N. Y., 15 of 5 mo., 1836; m. 
Junius Friends meeting, 28 of 12 mo., 1814, (as 
2d wife) Daniel Strang of Galen, Seneca (now 
Wayne) Co., N. Y., b. Saratoga, N. Y., 9 of 5 mo., 
1780, d. Hartland, Niagara Co., N. Y., 2 of 1 mo., 
1841, s. of Gabriel and Catharine of Junius, N. 
Y. Daniel and two minor sons, Asa W. and 
Enoch D., took cert, of membership from Farm- 
ington M. M. of (Orth ) Friends to Hartland M. 
M. dated 25 of 4 mo., 1839. 

6. BpAijamin!'; Jr., b. 22 or 27 of 7 mo., 1797, 
in Independence, N. J., removed with his family 
about 1830 from Galen to Elba, N. Y., becoming 
members of Rochester M. M. of (Hie.) Friends 
by cert, from Junius M. M. dated 21 of 6 mo., 
1831, returned about 1839 to Wayne Co., N. Y., 
and thence with 5 ch. removed in 5 mo., 1852, to 
Bedford, Calhoun Co., Mich., bringing cert, of 
membership to Battle Creek M. M. of ( Hie.) 
Friends from Junius M. M. dated 24 of 3 mo., 
1852, mentioning himself, wife Catharine, and 3 
minor ch., Mercy L., Mary D., and Edward, also 
certs, for daughters Elizabeth and Bathsheba. 
He removed thence in 1870 to Warrensburg, Mo., 
and finally in 1872 to Idana, Clay Co., Kans., 
where he took a homestead adjoining those of 
his s. Edward and dau. Mary, being then 75 yrs. 
of age, and there d. 30 of 3 mo., 1878; m. in 
Galen (N. Y.) Friends meeting 3 of 2 mo., 1825, 
Catharine Pugsley, b. 5 of 12 mo., 1806, d. Bed- 
ford, Mich , 2 of 2 mo., 1870, or 3 of 2 mo., 1869, 
dau of Wm. and Prudence Pugsley of Galen, N. 
Y.; she was a worthy member of Battle Creek M. 
M. ; her obituary in a local paper contained the 
remark that these aged Friends were not rich in 
the perishable things of this world but, if they 
were rich in faith realizing that they were equally 
children of our Father in Heaven, "heirs of God 
and joint heirs with Jesus Christ," then were the 
departed far better off than the most wealthy of 
those who make gold their god and ready pay 
their religion. Benjamin and Samuel Shotwell 
of the town of Palmyra, N. Y., are mentioned in 
a bond given by Scott Fuller of Elba, N. Y., to 
Joseph Hoag 26 Nov., 1822. 

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7 . SamueF, b. 23 of 8 mo. , 1802, Independence, 
N. J., waa farmer and lawyer, removed from 
Galen, Wayne Co., N. Y., to the little hamlet in 
Genesee Co., now known as East Oakfield, where 
he kept a saw mill and grist mill and owned the 
farm which was afterward the homestead of 
Moses Vail. According to records in the Genesee 
Co. clerks office (liber 28 p. 221 and liber 24 p. 
284) he bought land in Elba (now Oakfield) on 

I May, 1831, and 18 July, 1832; but on 18 Sept., 
1832, he and wife Mercy conveyed land there to 
Edmond F. Bradly. He afterward dwelt for 
many years at or near Ottawa, 111., and there d. ; 
lost one arm in a sorgum grinder in 111.; dw. 
Galen, Seneca (now Wayne) Co., N. Y., when he 
m. (1) in Junius Friends meeting 31 of 1 mo., 
1821, Phebe Laing, b. 7 of 8 mo., 1802, d. Elba, 
N. Y., soon after marriage, 1824±,dau. of Joseph" 
and Anna (Smith) Laing of Junius, N. Y., [of 
John*, Samuel*'?, Wm-., John']; having removed 
to the Holland Purchase, they became members 
of Hartland M. M. by cert, from Junius M. 
M. dated 28 of 4 mo., 1824; m. (2) in Bertie, C. 
W., Mercy Pound, b. Kidgeway, Upper Canada, 
d. near Ottawa, 111., aged80±,dau.of Daniel* and j 
Prudence (Jones) Pound of Canada West, [of 
Elijah', John", John']. 

8. Lydia'', b. 27 of 1 mo., 1805, Independence, 
N. J., d. Galen N. Y., 3 or 4 mo., 1829; m. in 
Galen Friends meeting, 2 of 12 mo., 1824, John 
Rogers of Galen, N. Y., b. Grandville, N. Y., 16 
of 2 mo., 1801, d. 6 of 4 mo., 1887, s. of Matthew 
and Phebe Eogers of Galen; were Hicksite 
Friends and both d. of consumption. 

227. Benjamin" Shot well, 1793-1865, of 
Genesee and Monroe Co.'s, N. Y., s. of Richard^ 
and Mary (Martin) Shotwell, of Elba, N. Y., [of 
Benj.*, John^ John\ Abr.'], m. 1815 Sarah 
Hoag, 1799-1869, dan. of Levi and Desire 
(Gardner) Hoag, of Elba, N. Y;, and had: 

1. David Smith'' b. 6 of 2 mo., 1817, Batavia 
(now Elba), N. Y., removed thence to Cortland, 
Kent Co., Mich., 16 miles n. e. of Grand Rap- 
ids, and there d. 1 of 2 mo., 1872; m. in Elba 
Friends meeting house, 19 of 4 mo., 1838, Eliza 
S. Dillingham, b. 3 of 10 mo., 1820, dw. (1888) 
Cortland, Mich., dau. of Silvanus" and Judith 
(Marshall) Dillingham, [of John']. On the 
evening of their marriage the log house in 
which they expected to live was destroyed by 

2. Desire\ b. 22 of 8 mo., 1818, Batavia (now 
Elba), N. Y.; dw. Fairport, N. Y., a wd.; 
same place and time as her brother David, 19 
of 4 mo., 1838, Robert Estes of Wheatland, Mon- 
roe Co., N. Y., b. 13 of 5 mo., 1814, Augusta, 
Maine, came with his father's family in 1827, 
to Wheatland, N. Y., settling on a farm there, 
and thence in 1869 removed to Fai^por^, N. Y., 
and there d. at the house of his son Lindley, 10 of 

II mo., 1877; s. of Benjamin and Sarah (Curby 


or Kirby) Estes of Wheatland, N. Y., funeral 
conducted from Wheatland Friends meeting 
house, buried in Friends ground ; was a birth- 
right member of the Society, whereof he con- 
tinued a consistent member, and in every sense 
a Christian; held responsible positions in the 
Society and at time of his death he and his 
wife were Elders in their M. M. 

3. Bathsheba\ b. 14 of 7 mo., 1820, Batavia 
(now Elba), N. Y., d. 7 of 1 mo., 1875; m. in 
Collins, N. Y., Edward Sherman; went west. 

4. Mary Jane\ h. 15 of 9 mo., 1822, Elba, 
N. Y.; dw. Collins Centre, Erie Co., N. Y., m. 
in Collins, N. Y., Addison Smith; a carpenter 
who d. about 1878. 

5. Richard, b. 22 of 11 mo., 1824, Elba, N. Y., 
d. Elba, N. Y., ,1832. 

6. Levi S\, b. 2 of 1 mo., 1827, Elba, N. Y.; 
dw. for a time Wheatland, N. Y., and afterward 
on the bank of Grand River, 3 miles n. of 
Portland, Mich.; P. O. Collins, Ionia Co., Mich., 

m. Wheatland, N. Y., , 1840, Sarah 

Estes, b. Wheatland, N. Y., dau. of Allen Estes. 

7. Abigail', b. 18 of 6 mo , 1829, Elba, N. 

Y.,d. Wheatland, N. Y., , 1858; m. Isaac' 

Cox, b. 1825 ±, 8. of James" and Silva (Lewis) 

Cox, of Wheatland, N. Y., and , Wis., 

[of SamueP, Joseph* Cock, SamueP, Henry-, 

8. Benjamin H., b. 28 of 3 mo., 1832, Elba, 
N. Y., went about 1850 from O., to Cal, and 

probably d. there; m. , a Catholic who 

remained in 0. 

9. Sarah A., h. 20 of 12 mo., 1833, Elba, 
N. Y.;d ,1853, unm. 

10. Isaao iir., b. 22 of 10 mo., 1835, Elba, 
N. Y., dw. Corunna, Shiawassee Co., Mich., m. 
in Wheatland, N. Y"., Mary P. Estes, dau. of 
Allen, and sister to wife of bro. Levi. 

239. Ben.jamin" Shotwell, 1793-1859, of 
Blazing Star, Middlesex Co., N. J., s. of Wm^ 
and Elizabeth (Moore) Shotwell of Shotwells 
Landing, Rahway, N. J., [of Benjamin', John^ 
John", Abraham'], m. Mary Hunt, dau. of 
James' and Sarah? Hunt, of Middlesex Co., N. 
J., [of Marmaduke", Solomon'], and had: 

1. Elizabeth V., dw. St. Clair, Mich., m. 
Elijah M. Bacon. 

2. Lydia D , dw. Milltown, N. J., m. Melvin 

8. Harriet H., dw. St. Clair, Mich., m. Gen. 
Simeon B. Brown. 

4. Sarah S., d. ; m. John Hart. 

5. Wm. J'., dw. Orange, N. J., formerly at 
Blazing Star; m. 1862, Mary N, Melick. 

6. Jeanette C, d. 

7. Samuel H'., b. 9 Jan., 1836, at Blazing 
Star, Middlesex Co., N. J.; received his educa- 
tion in district schools, finishing in a select 
school at Perth Amboy, N. J.; when 19 years 
of age, he went to New York City, where he 


engaged with wholesale house of D. H. Decker, 
remaining there 14 years. Leaving N. T., in 
1873, he settled at Gloversville, N. Y., where he 
held the position of manager of the glove 
material house of Rose, McAlpin & Co., until 
Jan., 1885, when he purchased the business of 
his employers, which he has successfully con- 
ducted to the present time. He is in politics a 
Kep., was a trustee of the village in 1886; was 
elected a member of the board of education 
in 1890, and is a director in the Fonda, Johns- 
town and Gloversville E. R. He married by 
Friend's ceremony at Rahway, N. J., 8 of 12 
mo., 1874, Jane Elizabeth Everit, b. 19 Mar., 
1839, in New York City, daughter of Richard 
and Mary (Carle) Everit of New York. 
8. Esther E.,d 

236. Benjamin' Shotwell, 1797-1878, of 
Bedford, Calhoun Co., Mich., s. of Benjamin' 
and Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell, of Wayne 
Co., N Y., [of Benj*, John^ John", Abraham'], 
m. 1825 Catharine Fugsley, 1806-1870 ±, dau. 
of Wm. and Prudence of Galen, N. Y., and 

1. William P., b. 1 of 11 mo., 1825, Galen, 
Wayne Co., N. Y., and there d. 25 of 12 mo., 
1825, or 25 of 2 mo., 1826. 

2. Prudence P.\ b. 5 of 10 mo., 1826, Galen, 
N. Y., d. Walworth, Wayne Co., N. Y., 27 of 6 
mo., 1876, of consumption; m. in Junius, Seneca 
Co., N. Y., 7 of 6 mo., 1853, (as 2d w.), Jediah 
S. Pound of Williamson, Wayne Co., N. Y., b. 
26 of 8 mo., 1804, d. in W. Walworth, N. Y., 5 
of 2 mo., 1882, s. of Hugh' and Sarah (King) 
Pound of Farmington, N. Y., [of Samuel*, 
Elijah^ John^ John']. 

3. Samuel P\, b. 14 of 5 mo., 1828, Galen, 
N. Y., removed from Wayne Co., N. Y., to 
Battle Creek, Mich., in 1851; kept a shoe store 
at Augusta, Mich., whence in the spring of 1871, 
he, with his wife and 4 daughters, removed to 
Five Creeks, Kans.;dw. Idana, Clay Co., Kans.; 

m. ,1851±, Maria Watson of Junius, 

N. Y., who d. 1 May, 1886, buried in Idana, 

4. Elizabeth', b. 16 of 3 mo., 1830; m. George 
P. Russell, then a moulder in an iron foundry, 
Michigan City, Ind. 

5. ^Daniel, b. 30 of 9 mo., 1831, Elba (now 
Oakfield), Genesee Co., N. Y., d. 8 of 5 mo.. 1833. 

6. Bathsheba R\, b. 20 of 9 mo., 1833, Elba 
(now Oakfield), N. Y., d. 6 Oct., 1886, buried 
in Monte Vista, Colo.; m. Marvin Mead of 
Bedford, Mich., whence, in 1884, they, with 
youngest two ch., removed to Henry (now Monte 
Vista), Rio. Grande Co., Colo., where he dw., 
having m. (2) in O. in autumn of 1887 his 
cousin, Mary Gifford Robbins, a wd. 

7. Mercy Lydia\ called Lydia M., b. 4 of 6 
mo., 1836, Elba, N. Y.; m. Wm. T. Simmons, 
of Bedford, Mich., b. 23 Nov., 1827, d. 27 Jan., 

8. Edward Hix\ b. 28 of 1 mo., 1838, Elba, 
N. Y., served in Union Army in war of the 
rebellion; removed in spring of. 1884, with 
his 2d wife and four daughters from Warrens- 
burgh, Johnson Co., Mo., to Henry (now Monte 
Vista), Rio Grande Co., Colo., P. O. Monte 
Vista; m. (1) 15 Oct., 1865, Rosetta E. Corwin, 
who d. Warrensburgh, Mo., 19 Sept., 1867, of 
typhoid fever, buried in Bedford (Mich.) ceme- 
tery; m. (2) Oct., 1868, Eliza Jones, of 

Warrensburgh, Mo. 

9. Mary D., b. 1. of 3 mo., 1840, Galen, N. 
Y., removed with her family in the fall of 
1871 from Warrensburgh, Mo., to Clay Co., 
Kans., settling at Idana; m. 17 Oct., 1867, Hiram 
W. Bradley, b. Canada West, 17 of 11 mo., 1838, 
enlisted in Co. F. of 11 Mich. Cavalry, 22 Oct., 
1863, for three yrs., and was discharged at the 
end of the war, 10 Aug., 1865, when the regiment 
was disbanded. They have known privation 
and hardship, like other pioneers of Kans., 
though they felt fortunate in being always 
warmed and fed from their own, while some of 
their neighbors had to look to others for suste- 
nance, but more prosperous times have since 

10. Margaret Ann, b. 2 of 7 mo., 1841, Galen, 
N. Y., d. 20 of 2 mo., 184-5. 

11. George Emmor, b. 1 of 3 mo., 1847, Galen, 
N. Y., and there d. 3 of 9 mo , 1851. 

Benjamin Heaton' Shotwell, b. 1815, of 
Hadley, Lapeer Co., Mich., s. of Thomas" and 
Tamer (Lundy) Shotwell of Galen, N. Y.. [of 
Benjamin", Benjamin*, John^, John', Abraham'], 
m. ( 1 ) Susan L\ Thorn, b. 1813, dau. of Samuel* 
and Rachel (Laing) Thorn of Junius, N. Y., [of 
Abr' , Abr*., Abrl, Jos"., Wm'.], and had: 

1. Rachel T. b of 8 mo., 1842, in Galen, 

N. Y., dw. Hadley, Lapeer Co., Mich.; m. Jun- 
ius, N. Y., Solomon Bishop. 

Benjamin H'. Shotwell, b. 1815, of Hadley, 
Mich., [of Thos"., Benj'., Benj*., John^ John" 
Abr'.], m. (2) Paulina (Richards) Davis, and 

2. Katie B., b. Lapeer Co., Mich., dw. in 
Hadley, Mich., s. p.; m. in Mich., Cassius Hem- 

3. Ella, b. Hadley, Mich.; there dw. with 
her father, unm. (1888.) 

Benjamin Waeder' Shotwell, b. 1839, of 
Trenton, Mo., s. of Edward R'. and Margaret H. 
(Shotwell) Shotwell of Marengo, O., [of Peter'' 
Isaiah', John*, John^ John", Abr'. J, m. 1869, 
Mary Hoyle, dau. of Edward and Sarah E. 
Hoyie of Brookfield, Linn Co., Mo., and had: 

1. Edward R., Jr., b. 11 Sept., 1885, Maren- 
go, Morrow Co., O. 

Benjamin Heaton' Shotwell, b. 1853 of 
Brainard, Butler Co., Neb., s. of Zachariah P'., 


and Margaret (Zavitz) Shotwell of Lobo, Ont., 
[of Thos'., Benj\, Benj*., John^ John% Abr'.], 
m. 1876, Melissa Lowes, dau. of Caleb and 
Susannah Lowes of Blenheim, Ont., and had: 

1. Margaret Susannah, b. 2 of 12 mo., 1876, 
in Lobo, Ont. 

2. Latvrence Elsworih, b. 29 of 6 mo., 1878, 
in Lobo, Ont. 

3. Eli Lowes, b. 5 of 2 mo., 1881, Plumcreek 
Tp., Butler Co., Neb. 

4. Lottie Pearl, b. 30 of 4 mo., 1883, Plum- 
creek Tp., Neb. 

5. Charles Willis, b. 1 of 5 mo., 1885, in 
Plumcreek Tp., Neb. 

6. Thomas Le Roy, b. 5 of 2 mo., 1888, Plum- 
creek Tp., Neb. 

7. Ida Frances, b. 5 of 1 mo., 1893. 

Benjamin Fl Shotwell, b. 1862, of Cortland, 
Mich., 8. of David S". and Eliza (Dillingham) 
Shotwell of Cortland, Mich., [of Benjamin'', 
Richard'', Benjamin*, John', John', Abraham'], 
married 1887, Alice Bennett, daughter of Lyman 
and Celestia (Unger) Bennett of Cortland, 
Mich., [of Solomon], and had: 

1. Florence B., b. 14 July, 1888. 

2. Everett L., b. 1 June ,1891. 

3. Forrest L., b. 7 Aug., 1894. 

81. Caleb^ Shotwell, b. 1749-50, of Saratoga 
Co., N. Y,, 8. of Samuel* and Amy Shotwell of 
Rahway, Essex (now Union)Co., N. J., [of John^ 
John", Abr'.], m. Phebe {Hinckston) Oliddon, 
and had: 

1. David\ m. (1) Polly Lewis; m. (2) Bulah 
Wood of Port Byron, N. Y. 

2. Samuel", dw. near Hackettstown, N. J.: m. 

3. Amy", m. John Randall. 

4. Eobert. 

5. Joseph", b. 27 Feb., 1789, Essex Co., or 
Greenwich, Cumberland Co., N. J.; d. nearBarry- 
ville, Sullivan Co., N. Y., 6 Mar., 1869, aged 80 
years and 7 d ays ; was a very intelligent and pious 
man, truly able in the scriptures, and served as 
deacon in the Baptist church; " was one of the 
best men in York State," said his nephew David, 
who will never forget the welcome he received 
from his uncle Joseph as he stepped into his house, 
rising and exclaiming, " Come in! take a chair! 
This is Sarah's boy, David, is it?" He m., by 
Elijah Peck, in Half Moon, N. Y., 24 July, 1811, 
Sarah Randall of Burnt Hills, Saratoga Co., N. 
Y., b. 10 Dec, 1793, d. 3 Nov., 1877. Of their 10 
ch. who grew to be men and women, 9 were 
hopefully pious. 

6. Polly, d. Saratoga Co., N. Y., ...., 1838, s. 
p. ; m. John R. Maxwell. 

7. Sarah", called Sally; m. 1824 ±, Richard 
Kells of Cayuga Co., N. Y., b. N. J., 1805 ±. 

8. Phebe\ m. Thomas Kerns. 

Caleb G'. Shotwell, 1815 1873, of Barry- 
ville, Sullivan Co., N. Y., s. of Joseph*^ and 

Sarah (Randall) Shotwell of Saratoga Co., 
N. Y., [ of Caleb\ Samuel', John', John", 
Abraham'], m. 1837, Sally Jane Carey, and 

1. Azubah Jane. 

2. Fannie, m. 1857, Charles Webb of New 
York City. 

Carlos Bacon' Shotwell, b. 1848, of 
Detroit, Mich., s. of John M'. and Saloma L. 
(Stone) Shotwell, [of Joseph"', Caleb^ Samuel*, 
John', John", Abraham'], m. 1871, Eliza L. 
Williams, b. 1851, daughter of Nicholas and 
Sarah (Nichols) Williams of Oswego, N. Y., 
and had: 

1. Clara Louise, b. 17 March, 1873, in Detroit, 
Mich., is member of the M. E. Church of 

2. Alice Williams, b. 21 Jan., 1876, Detroit, 
Mich., d. 29 Feb., 1884, aged 8 yrs. and 8 days, 
passed away after an illness of only 48 hours, 
singing Gospel Songs learned in Sunday school 
and in the home circle, and her last moments 
were filled with Heavenly visions wonderful 
for a child to express. 

3. Sarah Eliza, called Sadie, b. 22 Feb., 
1878, in Detroit, Mich., is member of the M. E. 
Church there. 

4. Fred Mereditli, b. 16 Sept., 1880, Detroit, 

5. Edith Lillian, b. 7 Sept., 1887, Detroit, 

Cassius Emmett' Shotwell, b. 1855, of Con- 
cord, Jackson Co, Mich., s. of Nathan' and 
Phebe B. (Gardner) Shotwell of Concord, 
Mich., [of Isaac M''., Richard", Benjamin*, John', 
John', Abraham'], m. 1885, Edith Myrtle 
Briggs, b. 1866, dau. of Wm. C, and Elizabeth 
(Lewis) Briggs of N. Concord, Mich., [of Rich- 
mond', Pardon^ John'], and had: 

1. Owen Briggs, b. 17 Sept., 1886, in the vil- 
lage of Concord, Jackson Co., Mich. 

Charles Akin Shotwell. born in New York, 
22 June, 1846, now of 3501 Mather St., 
Philadelphia, Pa.; parentage unknown; was 
adopted in infancy by Mary" Shotwell of Tre- 
mont, Westchester Co., N. Y., afterward (1855- 
76) of West Farms, N. Y., dau. of Wm'. and 
Sarah (Hopkins) Shotwell of New York, [of 
Joseph*, John', John", Abraham'], and 3d wife 
(m. 14 Feb., 1856) of Morris Shipley of AV^st- 
chester Co., N. Y., formerly of Utoxeter, Staf- 
fordshire, Eng., who d. in 1859, and whose 1st 
wife was Mary's sister Sarah" Shotwell — the 
mother of his 3 children, Joseph, Murray, and 
Annie. His (Shipley's) 2d wife was Ann Eddy 
of Rahway, N. J. 

When about 14 years old, he (Charles A.) 
committed some boyish prank which so incensed 
his foster mother that she then for the first 
time told him that he was not her child and 



had no claim upon her. Further than this she 
would never go; the only thing she would say 
about hia parentage was that some day the 
Lord would reveal it to him. In 18fil he ran 
away from home and joined the 62d New York 
Volunteers, being anxious to take part in the 
war for the Union, which had just broken out. 
His foster mother, however, discovered his 
whereabouts just before the regiment marched 
to the South, and as he was under 18 years of 
age, he was compelled to return with her; and 
to prevent a repetition of what she was pleased 
to term his " scandalous conduct," he was 
placed on board the ship Viking, of Boston, 
Capt. Townsend, and sent to California and 
China. In 18G2 the vessel was wrecked in the 
Japan Sea; and the survivors ultimately found 
their way to Yokohama. There he joined the 
U. 8. S. Jamestown and served in her till after 
the close of tlie war in 1865 returning home 
in October of that year. 

In 1866 he again sailed for California in the 
ship David Crockett and after varied experiences 
in the gold mining districts of California, Nevada 
and Utah, he enlisted in Company K., 8th U. S. 
Cavalry and served through the Indian cam- 
paign in Arizona. In 1869 he sailed from San 
Francisco to Liverpool, England; in the British 
ship Queen of Beauty; thence to Quebec and 
Montreal spending the summer of that year on 
the great lakes, returning to England in the fall 
and sailing thence to various ports in South 
America. At the opening of the Suez Canal he 
started on a series of voyages to India, China 
and Africa. He joined Her Majesty's troop 
ship. Adventurer, and took part in theexpediton 
to Abyssinia and the siege of Magdala. He was 
with Sir W. F. Roberts in the attack on Cabul 
in Afghanistan. In 1873 he was one of the 
survivors of the burning of the S. S. Eiga in 
the straits of Sumatra, and was subsequently 
appointed by Capt. A. D. S. Denison [afterward 
Lord Londesborough] on the staff of Lt. Col. 
J. T. N. O'Brien of the military police in Port 
Louis, Isle of France (Mauritius). This last 
most lucrative position he was compelled to 
relinquish owing to a severe attack of the Din- 
gue fever, a malignant form of fever and ague 
to which the dwellers in that far off isle are 
peculiarly subject. The Dingue fever was con- 
tracted through exposure on a coral reef whilst 
rescuing a native woman of Bengal from drown- 
ing in a sea swarming with sharks. For this he 
holds the Royal Humane Society's gold medal 
and a special medal presented by the Governor 
of Mauritius (vide) London Illustrated News, 
December, 1873. He got away just in time to 
save his life, and after a short sojourn in Aus- 
tralia, sailed thence to Oregon and California, 
where he remained till 1875, when he returned 
to England in the British ship Airlie. 

During the whole of this last absence from 
home he had written frequently to his adopted 

mother, but for some reason, never explained, 
he received no replies. On his return to New 
York, in March, 1876, he found that Mary (Shot- 
well) Shipley bad died in January of that year, 
also both her sisters and her step-daughter Annie 
Shipley. He did not make many inquiries, for 
he thought that most of the old lady's relatives 
regarded him as an interloper. Hh went for a 
short stay in Cuba, and on returning to New York 
joined the British ship George Thompson, car- 
rying passengers to Melbourne, Victoria; he 
thenceforth resided in Australia for 17 years, 
returning in 1893 to his native land, chiefly to 
secure for his two sons a more liberal education 
than could be obtained for them at the Anti- 
podes, and if possible to give them a better start 
in life than was vouchsafed to himself. His wife 
and family followed him, arriving in Philadel- 
phia, in Nov., 1891. He is a prominent member 
of the G. A. R., Secretary of the Philadelphia 
Naval Veteran Association, and is one of the 
trustees of that portion of Independence Hall, 
Philadelphia, which has been allotted to the 
Naval Veterans of the Department of Pennsylva- 
nia, also a member by baptism and confirmation 
of the Church of England, Episcopal; he has also 
had the honor to fill the position of Grand Mar- 
shal of the Grand Lodge of Australasia, I. O. O. F. 
He married (1) at Liverpool, Eng., Alice De 
Mouliere, who died at Warrington, Eng., in 
1872 of phthisis, daughter of Claud Vevera and 
Marguerite De Mouliere, of the Isle of Jersey, 
British Channel, deceased. 

Charles Akin Shotwell, born 1846, now 
of Philadelphia, Pa., married (2) in Melbourne, 
Australia, in 1876, Agnes Brook born at Hud- 
dersfield, Eng., 30 Aug., 1846, eldest daughter of 
John and Ame (Gledhill) Brook of Melbourne, 
Victoria, and had six children, of whom the fol- 
lowing are living with the parents in Philadel- 

1. Henry Shipley, born 1882 ± . 

2. William Francis, born 1885 ±. 

Charles A.' Shotwell, b. 1867, of Audrain 
Co., Mo., 8. of James L.* and Sallie C. (Magee) 
Shotwell, [of Albert', John^ John", John*, Abra- 
ham^?, John", Abraham'], m. Mattie Smith, and 

1. Blanche. 

2. Orion. 

3. Leona. 

4. , a daughter, b. ,1895. 

Clarkson' Shotwell, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 1/ 
8. of Daniel G\ and Martha (Pound) Shot- \ 
well of Greenbrook, N. J., [of Manning^ Benj*., 
John\ Daniel", Abraham'], m. Mary Ross, and 

1. Susan. 

2. Walter. 

3. Georgiana\d ; m. George Gwyn. 



f 176. Clarkson Freeman" SHOTWELL,b. 1789, 
of Pontiac, Oakland Co., Mich., s. of James' and 

' Elsie (Smalley) Shotwell, of Long Bridge, N. 
J., [of Jno.*, Jno.\ Jno.'-, Abr.' J, m. Keziah Sut- 
ton, dau. of Wm. and Annie (Harkins) Sutton, 
and step dau. of Freeman, and had: 

1. Anna, who m. Philip Dyer, and had six 

2. Elsie, who m. Joseph Linaberry, and had 
eleven children. 

3. Wm., dw. Oxbow, Oakland Co., Mich., and 
there d. 25 May, 1894; was member of the " Sons 
of the Revolution," of Detroit, Mich.; m. (I) 
Theresa Linaberry, who d. leaving three child ren ; 
he m. (2) Elizabeth Fitzgerald, who d. leaving 
three children, who were reared in the family of 
William's sister, Mrs. Orrilla Worden. 

4. Jotin', d. 1887 ± ; m. Sarah Johnson, who 
dw. (1893) Owosso, Mich., dau. of Ebenezer and 
Laura ( ) Johnson. 

5. Mary (twin of John), dw. in Whitelake 
Tp., Oakland Co., Mich.. P.O.. Oxbow; m. Wm. 
Gale, and had one son, Abram. 

6. Clarissa Ann, who m. Wm. Bailey, and 
had ten sons. 

7. Caroline Matilda, lives in Lum, Lapeer 

Co., Mich., a wid. ; m. Eastman and had 

eleven children. 

8. Jona1han,dvr. Nashville, Tenn. : m. Celinda 
Parkis ; had four children who live Pontiac, Mich. 

9. Orrilla, b. 1829, in New Jersey, came to 
Michigan in 1836, dw. in Whitelake Tp., Oakland 
Co., Mich., P. O., Oxbow, has lived on same farm 
since autumn of 18-55; m. Archibald Warden. 
They have no children except by adoption. 

10. Prudence, whod.; m. John P. Worden, 
who dw. five miles from Lo wden, Cedar Co., Iowa ; 
they had one son and one daughter. 

11 George Washington, who m. (1) Ange- 
line Toping, and had five children ; after her death 
he m. (2) , and had one daughter. 

3. Daniel- Shotwell, of Staten Island sup- 
posed s. of Abraham' Shotwell of Elizabethtown 

and New York, m. Elizabeth , and 

probably had: 

1. Ann\ m. (1) with approval of Wood- 
bridge M. M., 25 of 6 mo., 1713, Henry Brother- 
ton of Woodbridge, N. J., who d. 1727 ±. 
Henry Brotherton, the first of the name in 
America, came from Manchester, Eng., about 
the year 17(J0, lived in Monmouth Co., N. J., 
then moved to Bridgetown (now Rahway) where 
his children were born; was a zealous Episco- 
palian of humble rank but possessed of a stout 
heart, active brain, and willing hands; and in 
order to raise the price of his passage to 
America, sold his services to a Friend, with 
whom he lived for several years. There is a 
tradition in the family that, feeling it to be 
his duty to convince his employer of certain 
errors in doctrine held by the Quakers, a 
friendly theological discussion was begun, which 

resulted in Henry himself embracing Friends' 
views. He united with the Society. Most of 
his descendants have been active Friends and 
noted for their sympathy with the needy of all 
classes, regardless of sect, race or condition. 
The following is from Friends records: "Att 
our Monthly Meeting held att ye New Meet- 
Meeting house In Woodbridge ye 20th of ye 
11th mo., 1714-15. It is Concluded by this 
Meeting that a Stable Shall be built of 25 foot 
in length & 16 foot in breadth w'th 6 foot 
between Sill & plate & to be Covered w'th 
Shingles over ye top, & on ye sides & ends 
w'th bords. John Luffberry and Henry 
Brotherton are desired to agree w'th Some- 
body to do it and make report to ye next 
Monthly Meeting." On 17 of 12 mo., 1714-15, 
Henry Brotherton was chosen Clerk of the M. 
M., which position he continued to hold for 
many years. Ann (Shotwell) Brotherton m. 

(2) with unity of Woodbridge M. M., 

1728-9, between 16 of 11 mo. (Jan.) and 20 of 
12 mo., Peter Wren, the M. M. insisting that 
before her 2d marriage something should be 
settled upon the Children of Henry Brotherton, 
deceased, out of his estate. Peter Wren was 
disowned by the Society 19 of 9 mo., 1730, for 
persisting in the intemperate use of intoxicat- 
ing liquors. 

2. Joseph^, removed from Staten Island to 
Woodbridge, N. J., m. 20 of 7 mo., 1716, Mary 
Manning. The following is from the Friends' 
Book of Minutes: "Att our Monthly Meeting 
held att our Meeting House in Woodbridge ye 

16th day of the 6th mo., 1716, Elizabeth 

Griffith & Eliza Laing presented Joseph Shot- 
well and Mary Manning before this Meeting 
who declared their intentions of taking each 
other in Marriage, it being the first time. Joseph 
Shotwell's father being here. Satisfied this 
Meeting of his & his wife's consent and Mary 
Manning produced a Certificate of her father 
& mother their consent to this intended mar- 
riage and Edward Fitz Randolph & John Shot- 
well were ordered to enquire into the clearness 
of Joseph Shotwell concerning precontracts of 
marriage with any other & make report thereof 
to the next Monthly Meeting." 

One month later, 7-20, 1716, after a favorable 
report from the Committee, the record con- 
tinues: " The S'd Joseph & Mary presented 
the Second time before this meet- 
ing and continuing their intentions of Marriage 
with each other were permitted by this meeting 
to consumate the same according to the good 
order of friends." In the Woodbridge M. M. 
minutes, this name is next met with under date 
of 5th mo. 16th, 1724, when Joseph Shotwell 
and Henry Brotherton were appointed as rep- 
resentatives to attend the next Quarterly meet- 
ing at Shrewsbury. 

3. Mary', m 1717, Abraham Thome 

of L. I. The following is from the minutes of 



the Society of Friends: "Att our Monthly 
M>-eting held att our Meeting house in Wood- 
bridge the 19th day of ye Seventh month, 1717, 
Mary Shotwell & Elizi Shotwell presented 
before this Meeting Abraham Thorne and Mary 
Shotwell, who declared theirjintention of taking 
each other in Marriage, it being the Second 
time, and he producing a Certificate from the 
Monthly Meeting of Friends at Flushing of his 
clearness in conversation & in respect to Mar- 
riage, friends leaves them to their liberty to con- 
Bumate their intention of Marriage according to 
the good order of truth." His parents were 
living at this time, as, at the previous meeting, 
6-15, 1717, "A letter was also produced to this 
meeting from Abraham Thornes father and 
mother showing their consent to the marriage 

In the Woodbridge M. M. Minutes of 2d mo. 
16th, 1724, it is stated that Abraham Thorne 
had taken Nathaniel, son of Wm. Willis, as an 
apprentice to learn his trade of a Weaver ; and 
on 8th mo. 20th, 1736, the M. M. directed that 
this apprentice should serve the remaining part 
of his time with John Shotwell, he fulfilling 
his indentures. 

4. John', was the 3d of this name among the 
witnesses to the marriage of Henry Brotherton 
of Woodbridge and Ann Shotwell of Stateh 
Island, 25 of 6 mo., 1713. Probably the John 
whose will, 1745, mentions wife Lydia, and sons 
John, Benjamin and Joseph. 

5. Susannah', d. 26 of 7 mo., 1777; m 

1723, Jacob Thorne, b. 1700, d. 29 of 

9 mo., 1759; s. of Joseph and Mary Thorne of 
Flushing, L. I. "Att our Monthly Meeting held 
att our Meeting house in Woodbridge the 18 

day of 8th mo., 1722, , Jacob Thorne 

produced a Certificate from Flushing Monthly 
Meeting which was read and approved of by 
this Meeting." "Att our Monthly Meeting held 
att our Meeting house in Woodbridge the 16th 

day of the 3d mo. 1723, Mary Thorne 

& Susannah Webster presented Jacob Thorne & 
Susannah Shotwell before this meeting, who 
declared their intentions of taking each other 

in Marriage, it being: the first time. This Meet- 
ing appointed John Shotwell & Abraham Thorne 
to enquire in Jacob Thorne his clearness in 
respect to any engagement of Marriage with 
any other <fe to make report thereof to the next 
Monthly Meeting." And at the next meeting, 
4-20, 1723, " Mary Thorne & Ann Brotherton 
presented Jacob Thorne & Susannah Shotwell, 
who declared their intentions of taking each 
other in Marriage, it being the Second time: 
And the S'd Jacob presented a Second Certificate 
from the Monthly Meeting off Friends of Flush- 
ing, Long Island, (the first, being short, not 
mentioning his clearness in respect to Marriage) 
as the last did to the satisfaction of friends, and 
enquiry being made by the friends appointed, 
nothing appearing to the Contrary but that he 
was clear of all other Women, & their parents 
Consenting thereto, friends left them to their 
liberty [to] consummate their intentions accord- 
ing to the good order of truth. Daniel Shot- 
well & Henry Brotherton were appointed to 
attend the S'd Marriage to see that it be accom- 
plished in the S'd good order." At the follow- 
ing meeting a member of this committee report- 
ed that the marriage had been duly consum- T 
mated. On the 15 of 11 mo., 1735-6, Jacob 
Thorn was appointed an overseer by Wood- 
bridge M. M. in the room of Benjamin Smith, 

6. Margaret, (dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth), 
born 18 of 2 month (April), 1708, on Staten 

7. Elizabeth', d. 31 of 9 mo. (Nov.), 1750; 
m. with unity of Woodbridge M. M. of Friends, 

, 1727-8, between 21 of 1 mo. and 18 of 

2 mo. (Apr.), 1728, Benjamin' Moore, b. Oct. ye 
10th, 1705, in Elizabethtown, N. J., s.'of John' 
and Hope (Eobinds) Moore of Woodbridge, N. 
J., [of Samuel']. 

y. Daniel, received from Woodbridge M. M. 
a cert, of clearness with respect to marriage 
directed to Shrewsbury M. M. and dated 21 of 
1 mo., 1733. 

9. Martha, m. ,1732, between 20 

of 2 mo. and 18 of 3 mo., Samuel Ailing. 




Daniel' Shotwell, m. Elizabeth , 

and is supposed to have had nine children, 

1. Ann', vfho m. (1) 1713, Henry' Brother- 
ton, of Woodbridge, N. J., who d. about 1727± ; 
she m. (2) 1728-9 Peter Wren. By the former 
husband she had: (1.) John Brotherton, b. 

1714. (2.) Mary, b. 1715-16. (3.) Elizabeth, 
b. 1717. (4.) Grace, b. 1719; m. 1735 Enoch' 
Moore, [of John', Samuel']. (5.) Ann, b. 1721. 
(6.) Henry, b. 1722. (7.) Henry (again), b. 
1724, m. 1752 Masse (Mercy) Schooly, [of Wm. 
and Elizabeth]. (8.) James, b. 1726, m. 1754 
Alice Schooly, sister to Mercy. 



2. Joseph"^ SJiotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J., 
m. 1716 Mary Manning, and had: (1.) Joseph, 
III, b. 1717; m. 1743 Elizabeth Jackson. (2.) 
Nicholas, b. 1718. (3.) Elizabeth, b. 1720. (4.) 
Mary.b. 1722-3; m. 1745 Nathaniel Fitz Ran- 
dolph, 1714-1780. (5.) Daniel', b. 1725; m. 
1753 Deborah' Shotwell, b. 1735, [of Abraham', 
John", Abraham'], (tt.) Abraham, b. 1726; m. 
1750-51 Mary Jackson. (7.) Isaac, 1727-1731. 

(8.) Jacob, b. 1729; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

(9.) Elizabeth, b. 1731-2; m. 1773 

Samuel Smith, b. 1722-3, [of ShobaP, Samuel']. 

3. Mary^, m. 1717 Abraham' Thorne, b. 
1696 ±, 8. of Jos". and Mary (Bowne) Thorne of 
Flushiag., L. I., [of Wm'.]; dw. Woodbridge, 
N. J., formerly of Flushing, L. I.; and had after 
removal to Woodbridge: (1.) Abraham, b. 
1728-9; m. 1750, Susannah Webster. (2.) 
Hannah, b. 1731-2. 

4. t/o/in', d. about 1745; m. Lydia , 

and had: (1.) John. (2.) Benjamin*, b. 1731; 
m. 1754 Elizabeth Manning. (3.) Joseph. 

5. Susannah, d. 1777; m. 1723 Jacob' Thorne, 
1700-1759, s. of Joseph- and Mary (Bowne) 
Thorne of Flushing, L. I., [of Wm'.], and had: 
(1.) Mary, b. 1724; m. 1741 David Laing, 1714- 
1747-8, s. of John and Elizabeth' (Shotwell) 
Laing, [of John" Shotwell, Abraham']. (2.) 
Sarah, b. 1726; m. 1749 Wml Webster, [of Wm-., 
Wm']. (3.) Susannah, m. 91746-7 Wm. Morris. 
(4.) Martha, b. 1732. (5.) Jacob, b. 1734. (6.) 
Elizabeth, b. 1736. (7.) Joseph, b. 1737-8; m. 

(8.) Ann, b. 1740. (9) Martha 

(again), b. 1742. (10.) Margaret, 1741-17-59. 
(11.) Jacob, b. 1746; m.? 1769 

6. Margaret, b. 18 of 2 m. (Apr.), 1708, on 
Staten Island. 

7. Elizabeth, d. 1750; m. 1727-8 Benjamin' 
Moore, b. 1705, [of John', Samuel'], and had 
" a large family." 

8. Daniel, m. at Shrewsbury, N. J., 1733, 

9. Martha, m. 1733 Samuel Ailing. 

37. Daniel* Shotwell, b. 1725, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., s. of Joseph' and Mary (Manning) 
Shotwell, of Staten Island, [of Daniel', ? Abra- 
ham' ], m. 1753, Deborah' Shrdwell, b. 1735, dau. 
of Abraham' and Elizabeth (Cowperthwaite) 
Shotwell, of Piscataway, N. J., [of John', Abra- 
ham' ], and had: 

1. Hannah, b. 12 of 4 mo., 1756. 

2. Titus, r, b. 11 of 8 mo. or 17 of 11 mo., 
1758, removed from Woodbridge, N. J., in 1792, 
to Woodland, Clearfield Co., Pa , taking cert, of 
membership for himself, his 2d wife, Deborah, 
and five minor children, Daniel, Hope, Edward, 
Titus, and Miriam, from R. and P. M. M., dated 
20 of 9 mo., 1792, and directed to the meeting at 
Westland, near Redstone, Pa.; and about 1810 
he removed from Chester Co., Pa., to Belmont 
Co., O., and there d. before 1835; m. (1) at Rah- 
way, N. J., 26 of 4 mo., 1781, Sarah Marsh of 

Woodbridge Tp.,N. J.; m. (2) atRahway, N. J., 
26 of 7 mo., 1787, Deborah Moore of Woodbridge 
Tp., dau. of Edward* Moore of Lower Rahway, 
[of SamueP, John", Samuel' ]; m. (3) 3 of 4 mo., 
1807, Deborah Howell, d. at the home of her son 
Nathan Shotwell at Barnesville, O. One record 
or tradition gives the name of Titus' mother as 

3. Elizabeth, b. 1 of 8 mo., 1760; m. Daniel 

4. John, b. 22 of 9 mo., 1762. 

5. Mary\ h. 29 of 7 mo., 1764; d. 21 of 4 mo., 
1841; dw. in Woodbridge Tp. when she m. at 
Rahway, 23 of 11 mo., 1786, Benjamin Thorn of 
Woodbridge, b. 23 of 2 mo., 1761, s. of Abraham 
and Ann (Laing) Thorn. 

6. Danier, h. 8 of 6 mo., 1767; died 1838, 
buried in Friends' ground 1 of 3 mo., 1838; prob- 
ably the Daniel of Woodbridge who m. with 
unity of Friends at Rahway 25 of 10 mo., 1787, 
Margaret Alstone or Elston of Woodbridge Tp., 
as among the witnesses to this marriage were 
Daniel Shotwell, Deborah Shotwell, Hannah El- 
ston, Andrew Elston, Agnes Elston, Sarah Elston, 
Isaac Moore, and others. One Margaret Shot- 
well d. in Middlesex Co., N. J., 2 of 1 m., 1815, 
aged 63, buried at Rahway; a child Margaret 
(parentage not stated) d. Middlesex Co., N, J., 
31 of 12 mo., 1814, aged 9 years, buried at Rah- 
way. Daniel Shotwell m. (2 '?) Keziah Terrill, 
who d. Rahway, N. J., 26 of 12 mo., 1819, aged 
44 years, and was buried at Rahway; became 
member of Friends' meeting at Rahway on ap- 
plication in 1805; was youngest of four children, 
William, John, Susan, and Keziah. 

7. Sarah, b. 2 of 8 mo., 1772. 

107. Daniel' Shotwell, b. 1767, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., s. of Daniel* and Deborah (Shot- 
well) Shotwell of Woodbridge, [of Joseph', Dan- 
iel", Abraham' ], m. 1787 ?, Keziah Terrill, who 
d. 1819, and had: 

1. Sarah, d. 1832; m. Wm. Parker. 

2. Susan, d. 1820. 

3. John, b. 10 Oct., 1798; dw. Rahway, N. J. ; 
d. 1837; was a shoemaker; m. Sirah Moore, b. 21 
March, ISOl, dau, of Joseph of Turkey Hill, 

4. Joseph^, removed with his family to the 
west and there died 1862, m. Ann Ball, dau. of 
Deacon Ball. 

5. Danief, Jr.,h. 24 Oct., 1806, at Rahway, N. 
J.; lived there till after marriage, in 1827. Daring 
the following half century he moved 26 times and 
found life's pathway anything but smooth. In 
1858 he went to Minnesota, in broken health, 
settled on the Otter Tail River (now called the 
Red), four miles below the present city of Fergus 
Falls. In 1860 he removed to the young village 
of Alexandria, Douglas Co , Minn., and soon 
afterward took a claim on lakes Geneva and Vic- 
toria, three miles east of Alexandria. Here his 
reverses included the grasshopper scourge, the 



raid of the savage redskins, and the running of 
the railroad through the " Shotwell Place." 
During the alarm and peril of the Indian out- 
break, he took refuge for 18 mos. in St. Cloud, but 
returned to his lakeside home, and there resided 
until three years before his death, when he with 
his wife returned to Alexandria, making his 
home with his son, Capt. James A. IShotwell, 
and there d. 5 Nov., 1882, aged about 76 years. 

"Life's race well run. 
Life's work well done, 
Life's crown well won." 

Of Quaker parentage and training, he naturally 
sympathized very earnestly with the early anti- 
slavery movements. He was for many years an 
honored official member of the M. E. Church, 
but withdrew on account of the conservatism of 
that denomination respecting the question of 
emancipation; yet he continued a zealous Chris- 
tian and a close Bible student all his life. He 
m. 10 Nov., 1827, Margaret Ann Elizabeth Force, 
b. 7 Oct., 1809, at New Dover, 5 miles from Rah- 
way, N. J., who died at Alexandria, Minn., 12 Jan., 
1880, soon after their golden wedding, which was 
pleasantly commemorated at their residence, 
" Hope Cottage," near Alexandria. Of their 
eleven children (six surviving) and twenty-six 
grandchildren, but two children and eight grand- 
children were present on that occasion, the oth- 
ers being scattered over various states, from 
New Jersey to Oregon. Margaret was sister to 
Jeremiah C. Force and daughter of Ezra and 
Nancy (Clarkson) Force of New Dover, N. J. 

Both died of Appendicitis, and were buried 
in Kinkead cemetery, Alexandria, Minn. 

281. Daniel Clarkson'* Shotwell, 1791- 
1875, called " Hatter Daniel," of Greenbrook, 
N. J., 8. of Manning'' and Mary (Clarkson) Shot- 
well, [of Benjamin*, John*, Daniel", Abr'.], m. 
Martha Pound, dau. of Samuel" and Susannah 
( Webster) Pound, [of Zachariah*, Elijah', John", 
John' ], and had: 

1. Edmund V\, b. 25 Aug., 1816, Greenbrook, 

N. J., d. Plainfield, N. J., , 1888, "aged 

71 yrs., 9 mos., 5 days," funeral from home of dau. 
Martha J. Cadmus, W. 4th St., Plainfield, N. J.; 
m. (1) Freelove Laina; m. (2) in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., 28 Apr., 1814, Jane H. Williams, b. 5 July, 
1814, d. 22 Jane, 1868; m. (3) Elizabeth (Marsh) 
Olmstead, dw. Plainfield, N. J., s. p. 

2. Eli P., b. 5 Jan., 1818, Greenbrook, N. J.; 
d. Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Emma Eliza Boice, dau. 
of David. 

3. Mary, d. young. 

4. Clarkson', b. 12 June, 1821, dw. Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; m Mary O. Boss. 

5. EUzahelh D\. b. 28 March, 1823, dw. Plain- 
field, N. J., wd. (1888); m. Joseph Webster Vail, 

whod. , s. of Joel and Phebe (Webster) 

Vail of Ontario Co., N. Y. 

6. Susan W\, b. 30 June, 1825 ; d. in Illinois, 
1887 ± ; m. in N. J., Joel D. Fitz Randolph, dw. 
Pontiac, 111. 

7. Hugh Wehster,h. 22 June. 1828, in Green- 
brook, N. J.; dw. Brooklyn, N. Y., s. p.; m. Rosa- 
mond Dettit. 

8. Rachel v., b. Greenbrook, N. J., and there 
d. unm. 

9. Mary Jane,h. 6 Apr., 1831, in Greenbrook, 
N. J.; d.r::..-.--^^., N.J., s. p.; m. Abel Manning. 

10. Theodore V., d. young. 

11. Theodore', b. 3 Jan., 1833, dw. Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; m. Amelia J. Smith. 

148. DANiEL^SHOTWELL.b. 1775, of Plainfield, 
N. J., called " Daniel on the Hill," s. of Jacob'' 
and Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell, [of John*, 
John^ John" Abraham' ], m. (1) Mary'' Shotwell, 
dau. of John Smith" and Phebe (Shotwell) Shot- 
well, [of John*, John^ John", Abraham'], and 

1. Mary\ dw. Plainfield; d. 1877; m. 1826, 
James Breen. 

2. Elizabeth, dw. nt the Two Bridges, near 
Plainfield, N. J , d. 7 Oct., 1895, aged 85 years; 
m. 1828, Daniel Hatfield. 

3. Sarah, dw. Plainfield; d. 1852; m. 1882, 
Cora Meeker. 

4. Rachel, W., dw. Plainfield, N. J.; d. 1872, v 
m. 1837, Wm. Piatt Williamson. 

5. Emeline D\, dw. Plainfield, N. J.; d. 
1886; m. 1845, Mulford Cole. 

6. Jemima Piatt, dwells (1896) New Bruns- 
wick, N. J.,awid.; m. (1) 1849, Silas Cole, half 
bro. to Mulford; m. (2) 1855, David Lenox. 

7. John S., merchant in Pearl St., N. Y., 
1830 to 1837; d. 1878, in New York city, unm. 

148. Daniel'* Shotwell, b. 1775, of Plainfield, 
[of Jacobs John*, John^ John", Abr'.], m. (2) 
Phebe Cole, and had: 

8. William C, a clerk in New York; mer- 
chant on Pearl St., New York, 1830 to 1837, 
afterward a wanderer; left home in 1863, and 
was not afterwards heard from, was unm. 

267. Daniel' Shotwell, Jr., 1806-1882, of 
Alexapdria, Minn , s. of DanieP and Keziah 
(Terril) Shotwell, [of Daniel*, Jo8eph^ Daniel", 
Abraham' ], m. 1827, Margaret A. E. Force, 
1809 to 1880, dau. of Ezra and Nancy (Clarkson) 
Force of New Dover, N. J., and had: 

1. Annie Force, dw. 23 Church St., Pateison, 
N. J.; m. Chas. Keeler. To her we are indebted 
for valuable data. 

2. Sarah, dw. Alexandria, Minn.; m. Charles 

3. James Albert', h. 20 May, 1837, at New- 
ark, N. J., served as Captain in the Union 
army during the Civil War; after marriage he 
continued to reside at Alexandria, Minn., until 
7 S-'pt., 1890, when he removed to Minneapolis, 
where he is a dry goods clerk; in politics a repub- 



lican, and in religion a Baptist; m. by Rev. Geo. 
E. Stewart, at Alexandria, Minn., 1 Jan., 1876, 
Hattie Ann (Cambeil) Shotwell, b. at Lebanon 
Springs, N.Y., 9 Mar., 1849, widow of his younger 
brother Theo. F., and daughter of Moses D. and 
Paulina (Whittemore) Cambeil of Battle Creek, 
Mich., the former a native of Keene, Vt., [son of 
David and Sylvia (Taylor) Cambeil], and the 
latter a native of New Hampshire. 

4. Walter S., d. Grand Eapids, Michigan, 
1892 ±. 

5. Mary, dw. Elizabeth, N. J.; m. 

Edward James Denman. 

6. Theodore F., b. 26 July, 1841, at Newark, 
N. J. At six months of age a severe attack of 
whooping cough deprived him almost totally of 
the use of his sight. He entered the New York 
Institution for the Blind in 1852, graduating in 
1860. The next year he went to Minnesota, and 
thenceforth devoted himself to his favorite call- 
ing, the profession of music. Several stirring 
battle hymns, of which he composed both words 
and music, bear witness to his earnest patriotism. 
In 1862 he commenced giving concerts, and 
during the remaining eight years of his life he 
gave 122 public entertainments and instruction 
in music to over 25,000 children, visiting in the 
pursuit of his art every western, nearly every 
eastern, and more than one southern state, usually 
attended by his brother Walter or some other 
young man. He kept a music store for a short 
time near his home, but his chief exertions were 
those of a composer and teacher of music. He 
died at the residence of his parents at Alexandria, 
Minn., 1 Oct., 1870, of a lingering disease of the 
liver, yet suddenly at the last. His were those 
solid virtues which grew by communion with the 
Source of Truth; and, could life's battle have 
been a less unequal one, they would have made 
him great in the eyes of men. A man of the 
strictest integrity of character, doing justice, 
loving mercy, and walking humbly with his God; 
and we trust that He in whose Light we shall see 
Light has released this prisoner of hope in the 
words of unutterable love, " Receive thy sight." 
In 1863 he was music teacher at St. Cloud (Minn.) 
Seminary, and gave two entertainments, both of 
which were participated in by his future wife, 
then a pupil in that excellent seminary, at the 
time of the Indian outbreak already referred to. 
He m. (by Rev. M. S. Harriman) at the residence 
of the bride's uncle, James Cambeil, at Clear- 
water, Minn., 3 Dec, 1867, Hattie Ann Cambeil, 
b. 9 Mar., 1849, Lebanon Springs, N. Y.,dau. of 
Moses D. and Paulina (Whittemore) Cambeil, 
[of David]. 

7. Marcus A. K., b. 19 May, 1849, dw. San 
Francisco., Cal, unm. (1895). 

Daniel L'. Shotwell, 1819-1890, of Cass 

Co., Mich., 8. of Zachariah^ and Edna (Lundy) 

Shotwell, of Wayne Co., N. Y., [of Benj'., Benj'., 

Jno'., Jno"., Abr'.], m. 1844, Mary P. Man, b. 


1820, dan. of Thos-. and Rachel A. (Parry) Iden, 
of Richland, Pa., [of Geo'.], and had: 

1. Helen Edna, b. 10 July, 1846, in Johns- 
town, Barrv Co., Mich., dw. , Kans.; m. 

at Dixon, "Kans., 8 Aug., 1881, Enoch W. 
Waterhouse of Clear Lake, Polk Co., Wis. 

2. Mary Frances, b. 10 Mar., 1848, in 
Johnstown, Mich., d. young. 

3. Charles Edwin\ b. 16 Aug., 1849, in 
Johnstown, Mich., dw. Pontiac, Mich., m. in 
Bloomdale, Van Buren Co., Mich., 3 Dec, 1874, 
Caroline Hike, dau. of Henry and Docy (Robin- 
son) Hike. 

Daniel Pound' Shotwell, b. 1842, of Garri- 
son, Butler Co., Neb., s. of Zachariah P'.- and 
Margaret (Zavitz) Shotwell of Lobo, Ont, [of 
Thos"., Benj"., Benj^, John\ John", Abr'. ], m. 
1886, his brother Merritt E.'s wid., Sarah V. 
(Bond) Shotwell, b. 1859, dau. of John and Jane 
Bond, and had: 

1. Edgar Merritt, b. 27 of 1 mo., 1887, in 
Butler Co., Neb., and there d. 15 of 2 mo., 1887. 

2. Cora Ethel, b. 25 of 7 mo., 1888, Butler 
Co., Neb. 

85. David'^ Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. J., s. 
of Samuel* and Amy Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. 
J., [of John', John=, Abr'. ], m. 1779, Elizabeth' 
Fitz Randolph, b. 1756, dau. of Hartshorne* and 
Ruth (Dennis) Fitz Randolph, [of Edward\ Na- 
thaniel", Edward' ], of Morris Co., N. J., and had: 

1. Charlotte, b. 20of 3mo.,1780; received cert, 
of membership from R. and P. M. M. 15 of 12 mo., 
1802, directed to the meeting at Hardwick, she 
having settled there; was then unm.; m. Jacob 
Losee of Dover, N. J. 

2. Samuel Hartshorn, b. 6 of 5 m., 1782, 
Rah way, N. J. 

3. Catharine, she, and her sister Charlotte, 
became members of New York M. M. by cert, 
from R. and P. M. M. dated 17 of 5 mo., 1798; m. 
about 1807, Samuel B. Ives. 

243. David" Shotwell, d. 1836, s. of Wm'. 
and Elizabeth (Moore) Shotwell of Shotwell's 
Landing, [of Benj'., John^ John', Abraham' ], 

m. Prall, dau. of Isaac of Woodbridge, N. 

J., and had: 

1. ; m. Schooley. 

2. William Harvey\ b. Redbanks, Wood- 
bridge Tp., N. J.,dw. La Porte, Ind., a druggist; 
m. Waterloo, N. Y., 20 of 8 mo., 1851, his cousin 
Sarah Louisa Shotwell, b. 26 of 11 mo., 1827, in 
New Y'ork, dau. of Harvey" and Louisa (Shot- 
well) Shotwell of Shotwell's Landing, [of Wm\, 
Benj'., John', John", Abraham' ]. 

210. David\ Shotwell, s. of Caleb'^ and 
Phebe (Hinckston) Shotwell, of Saratoga Co., 
N. Y., [of Samuel', John', John", Abr'. ], m. 
(1) Polly Lewis, and had: 

1. Phebe'; m. David Crowell. 



2. Ann\ dw . Tryonville, Pa. ; m . Aaron Lewis . 

David*^ Shotwell, [of Calebs Samuel*, John', 
Jolin=, Abr'.], m. (2) Bulah Wood, of Port 
Byron, N. Y., and had: 

3. Polly, m. Ackley; no issue. 

4. Rebecca, m. Ikins. 

5. David', dw. Nunda, N. Y.; m. Delia Shute 
of Livingston Co., N. Y. 

David' Shotwell, of Nunda, Livingston Co., 
N. Y., s. of David' and Bulah (Wood) Shotwell, 
[of Caleb\ Samuel*, John', John", Abr'.], m. 
Delia Shute, and had: 

1. Gertrude. 

David Smith' Shotwell, 1817-1872, of Cort- 
land, Kent Co., Mich., s. of Benj^ and Sarah 
(Hoag) Shotwell, of Genesee Co, N. Y., [of 
Eichard\ Benj*., John\ John", Abr'.], m. 18B8 
Eliza^ Dillingham, b. 1820, dau. of Silvanus^ 
and Judith (Marshal) Dillingham [of John'], 
and had: 

1. Sarah Jane, called Jane, b. Elba, N. Y., 
9 of 3 mo., 1839; removed with her parents to 
Kent Co., Mich., P. 0. Kockford; m. (1) 2 
Oct., 1858, 1. M. Hunting, who served 1 year 
(1864^5), in the union army, was treasurer and 
supervisor of Cortland Tp., Kent Co., Mich., 
and there d. 27 Apr., 1879. She m. (2) Edwin 

2. Judith J.jin, .called Anna, b. Elba, N. Y., 
24 of 5 mo., 1840; removed to Cortland, Mich.; 
dw. Cedar Springs, Mich.; m. 25 of 12 mo., 1860, 
A. J. Provin, who enlisted 1862, and served 3 
years in the union army, and was at one time 
Tp. supervisor. 

3. Benjamin, b. 20 of 6 mo., 1844; d. 11 of 7 
mo., 1850. 

4. David Smith', Jr., called Smith; b. 7 of 12 
mo., 1846, Collins, N. Y.; dw. Cortland, Kent 
Co., Mich., P. O. Eockford; is farmer and 
grafter; m. at Eockford, Mich., 22 Feb., 1871, 
Adelia Bliss, b. 7 Oct., 1846, in Livingston Co., 
N. Y., dau. of Wm. and Eachel (Deuel) Bliss, 
natives of Saratoga Co., N. Y ., the former b. 5 

Nov., 1813, d. Oct., 1871, and the latter 

b. 19 July, 1813. 

5. Sylvanus D\, b. 27 of 9 mo., 1849; owns 
the homestead where his father settled in 
Cortland Tp., Kent Co., Mich., P. O. Eockford; 
m. 21 Apr., 1872, Mary Whittall, of Cortland, 

6. Benjamin Franklin'^, called Frank, b. 
Cortland, Kent Co., Mich., 29 Jan., 1862, dwells 
Cortland, Mich; P. O. Cortland Centre. Went 
from his native Tp. in the spring of 1885, 
to Buffalo, N. Y., and thence in summer of '86 
to Detroit, Mich., to take charge of the retail 
department of W. S. Dillingham's cigar store ; 
returned in the spring of 1888 to Cortland, 
Mich., and engaged in farming where he still 
resides; P. O. Cortland Centre, Mich. In 

politics a Democrat, elected Treasurer of Cort- 
land Tp. Apr., 1893. He m. 5 Oct., 1887, Alice 
Bennett of Cortland, Mich., elder of only 2 child- 
ren of Lyman and Celestia (Unger) Bennett 
and granddaughter of Solomon and Sally (Mer- 
ritt) Bennett of Warrensburg, N. Y., who 
removed in the summer of 1848 to Cortland, 
Kent Co., Mich., settling on the farm where the 
widow (b. in New York. N. Y., in 1810) and their 
two granddaughters, Alice and Emma, reside 
1893. Solomon's son Lyman Bennett was b. 

Warrensburgh, N. Y. 1839, d. 3 Nov., 

1872, of Typhoid Fever; m. 25 Dec, 1867, 
Celestia Unger, who d. 28 Oct., 1872, leaving 
the two daughters, Alice less than 4 yrs. old 
and Emma aged 5 mo. 

David' Shotwell, b. 1820, of California, s. 
of Ealp¥ and Osy (Tingley) Shotwell, [of 
Jacob^ John*, John^ John', Abr'.], m. (1) 
Permelia Clark, and had: 

1. , dw. Rahway, N. J.; m. Theodore 


2. , dw. Eahway, N. J.; m. Wm. 


David' Shotwell, [of Ealph", JacobS John*, 
John^ John", Abr'.], m. (2) Ann Berry, dau. 
of John C. and Deborah (Cock) Berry. 

David Benjamin' Shotwell, b. 1833, of Kal- 
amazoo Co, Mich., s. of Isaac M°. and Edna C. 
(Pound) Shotwell. of Elba, N. Y., [of Eichard\ 
Benj*., John^ John^ Abr'.], m. (1) 1860. 
Adaliza J. Wilder, 1839-1870, dau. of John and 
Eebecca Ann (Waller) Wilder of Elba, N. Y., 
and had: 

1. Edna Ann, b. 17 Aug., 1861, Elba, N. Y., 
d. in Barry Co., Mich., 19 Mar., 1883, was a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church; m. by Eev. 
Milton Bradley of Eichland Presbyterian 
church at res. of her father in Eoss Tp., 
Kalamazoo Co., Mich., 31 May, 1882, William 
Fred Smith, b. 25 Feb., 1855, Barry Co., 
Mich., s. of Charles and Clarissa H. (DeWolf ) 
Smith, the former a native of Onondaga 
Co., N. Y., and desc. of Stephen Gardner 
of Norwich, Conn., supposed son of Lord Gard- 
ner, and the latter, native of Genesee Co., N. Y., 
desc. from a distinguished French family. W. 
F. Smith served as postmaster at Hoskins, Dak., 
under President Arthur, was elected treasurer of 
Mcintosh Co., Dak., by the republican party, 
1886, was proprietor of a temperance hotel, the 
Lake View House, and a deacon of the Hoskins 
(now Ashley, N.D.) Congregational Church; dw. 
1896, St. Paul, Minn., occ. Eeal Estate; he m. (2) 
28 July, 1887, in Morenci, Lenawee Co.^Mich., 
Agnes L. Green, and had three sons, Stanley 
Joy, Carl Oren, and Willard Fred, and one dau. 
Alice Luella. 

2. Sarah Florella, called Flora S., b. 24 July, 
1863, in Elba, N. Y.; m. at res. of her late grand- 



father, John Wilder, in Elba, N. Y,, 6 Apr., 1887, 
Wm. Henry Maltby,b. 16 Dec, 1862, Elba, N. Y., 
8. of Wm. Henry and Emma Caroline (Irwin) 
Maltby of Elba, N. Y., [of Wm. H'., native of Vt.]; 
they dw. in town of Oakfield, N. Y., about 2^ 
miles w. of Elba village. 

3. Jay Wilder, b. 19 Sept., 1865, removed 
from Jackson, Mich., in Feb., 1895, to Los 
Angeles, Cal., and thence in May following to 
iSan Bernardino, Cal., in the hope of recovering 

better health; m. Mar., 1893, Mrs. Susan 

Elizabeth Langdon, a widow. 

4. Kaie Maude, b. 21 June, 1870, Eoss, Mich., 
near Augusta; taught school in Elba, N. Y.; 
chosen first Sec. of Christian Endeavor Society, 
organized 25 Apr., 1890, connected with Elba 
Presbyterian Church; took active part in Sunday 
school and temperance work; dwells, Sherburne, 
N. Y. ; m. by Presbyterian clergyman at Elba, 
N. Y., 5 July, 1892, Charles E. Loomis, b. E. 
Pembroke, N. Y., 2 May, 1858, Principal Sher- 
burne High School, son of Samuel and Amanda 
M. (Babcock) Loomis, of East Pembroke, N. Y., 
and grandson of Eussell and Eachel (Shepard) 
Loomis and of Reuben and Susan (Gould) 

(For David B's grandchildren, see synopsis 
of descendants of Isaac M". Shotwell, of Elba, 
on a later page.) 

David B'. Shotwell, b. 1833, of Kalamazoo 
Co., Mich., [of Isaac M^, Eichard", Benjamin*, 
John', John^ Abraham' ], m. (2) 1880, Margery 
Ann {McPherson) Mason, b. 1845, wd. of Nelson 
Mason and dau. of James and Elizabeth Mc- 
Pherson of Le Eoy, N. Y., and had: 

5. Clyde Eavmond, b. 25 July, 1881, in Eoss, 

6. Clarence Hugh, b. 13 Feb., 1883. 

7. Adaliza, b. 13 Sept., 1884. 

8. Charles Edward, b. 13 Oct., 1886, Eoss Tp., 
Kalamazoo Co., Mich., d. in Charleston, same 
Co., Mich., 28 Feb., 1887. 

David Smith' ^Shotwell, Jr., b. 1846, of 
Cortland, Kent Co., Mich., s. of David S'. and 
Eliza (Dillingham) Shotwell of Kent Co., Mich., 
[of Benj"., Richard', Benj*., John^ John", Abr'.], 
m. 1871, Adelia Bliss, b. 1846, dau. of Wm. and 
Rachel (Deuel) Bliss of Saratoga Co., N. Y., 
and had : 

1. William David,h. 19 Dec, 1871, Cortland, 
Kent Co., Mich. 

2. Lillian Adelia, b. 26 Dec, 1872, Cortland, 
Mich, dw. Cortland Centre, Mich., m. in Cort- 
land, Mich., 18 March, 1895, Guy Shank, b. 19 
Aug., 1873, Cortland, Mich. 

3. Jane Ann, b. 18 May, 1875, Cortland, Mich. 

4. Clare Raymond, b. 7 July, 1879, Cortland, 

Dea Abel' Shotwell, 1825-1888, of Detroit, 
Mich., 8. of Joseph" and Sarah (Randall) Shot- 

well, of Saratoga Co., N. Y., [of Caleb", Samuel*, 
Johtf, John", Abraham'], m. 1847, Christi Ann 
Gordon, and had: 

1. Emma^, dw. Detroit, Mich.; m. Charles 
Mosher of Detroit, Mich., whod. 

79. Eden= Shotwell, b. 1755, of New York 
and Philadelphia, s. of Jacob* and Eleanor 
(Haydock) Shotwell, of Eahway, N. J., [of 
John*, John", Abr'.], m. Mary Haydock, and 

1. Haydock, b. Philadelphia; a carpenter, 
a temperate, industrious, quiet man; disappeared 
very mysteriously in New York; the workmen 
in the shop could give no account of him. 

2. Robert, d. in or near BrookljTi, N. Y.; 

208 . Eden" Shotwell, 181 2-1896, of Bennet, 
Lancaster Co., Neb., s. of Nathan^ and Sarah 
(Fitz Eandolph) Shotwell, of Middlesex Co., N. 
J., [of Jacob*, John', John^ Abr'.], m. 1837, 
Ann Mary Haas, 1816-1892, dau. of Jacob 
and Susanna (Goode) Haas, and had: 

1. Sarah F. Randolph, b. 1 of 4 mo., 1838, 
Hanover, Ind.; m-. at age of 26 Charles W. 
Long, of Loda, 111., formerly of Salem, Mass. 

2. Stcsan Haas', b. 14 of 5 mo., 1840, in La 
Porte Co., Ind.; m. 1859, James Welch, of 
Webster City, Iowa, son of Dr. Turner and 
Esther (Fallis) Welch of La Fayette, Indiana. 

3. Nathan Tilton\ b. 12 of 9 mo., 1842, in 
La Porte Co., Ind.; lumberman at West Plains, 

Mo., m. in St. Louis, Mo., ( 1869) Lizzie 

Smith, dau. of Wm. and Jennie Smith, of Scotch 

4. Anna, b. 18 of 7 mo., 1845, in La Porte 
Co., Ind.; d. in La Porte Co., Ind. 1848, aged 3 

5. Catharine Ann, b. 6 of 12 mo., 1847, La 
Porte Co., Ind.; m. (1) 1 of 3 mo., 1865, 
James B. Moore; m. (2) 31 of 12 mo., 1885, 
James W. Mussetter, now of University Place, 
Neb., b. in West Virginia. 

6. Jacob Alexander' , b. 22 of 3 mo., 1850, in 
La Porte Co., Ind., dw. Wanatchee, Kittitass Co., 

Wash., a farmer; m. in , Kans., 6 of 

8 mo., 1872, Susan E. Canfield, b. 19 of 12 mo.. 
1854, in Mason Co., 111. 

7. Waiis W. Hitt, b. 18 of 8 mo., 1852, in 
Valparaiso, Ind., d. Loda, 111., 1859, aged 7 years. 

8. Joseph Pierce, b. 26 of 9 mo., 1854, in Val- 
paraiso, Ind., farmer in Wanatchee, Wash., unm. 

9. Luella, b. 13 of 4 mo., 1858, Loda, 111. ; m. 
at age of 16, Benjamin E. Weaver, of Bennet, 

10. Harvey Eden, b. 12 of 3 mo., 1860, in 
Loda, 111., civil engineer in Wanatchee, Wash., 
unmarried; P. O. Mission. 

170. Edmund" Shotwell, 1791-1866, of Eah- 
way, N. J., s. of Isaiah" and Constant (Lippin- 
cott) Shotwell, of Plainfield, [of John*, John\ 



John\ Abraham' ], m. Sarah B. Shepard, 1792- 

1860, dau. of Nathan and (Hart) Shepard 

of Philadelphia, and had: 

1. Catharine, d. in childhood. 

2. Margaret Harf, b. 14 July, 1816, in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa.; d. Marengo, Morrow Co., O., 12 
Nov., 1882; m. 9 of 5 mo., 1835, Edward E. Shot- 
well of Marengo, O., b. 11 Aug., 1811, Kahway, 
N. J., d. Trenton, Mo., 21 Nov., 1887, s. of Peter 
and Phebe (Vail) Shotwell of Rahway, N. J., [of 
Isaiah^ John\ John', John^ Abraham' ]. 

3. Catharine Sheppard', called Kate, dw. 
with her dau. in Brooklyn, L. I., a wid. (1888); 
m. in Philadelphia Samuel Wonderly of Phila- 

4. William Seymour' (twin of Nathan S.), 
dw. Philadelphia, Pa.; m. (1) - — , m. (2) 

5. Nathan Sheppard (twin of William), d. 

6. Henry L., d. in Cal. about 1850, unm. 

7. Lydia Harf, dw. Rahway, N. J. ; m. George 

8. Sallie J., dw. in and claims the ownership 
of the residence known as " Shotwell's Folly;" 
unm. (1888). 

9. Nathan Sheppard, XL, d. Rahway, Mid- 
dlesex (now Union) Co., N. J., 2 of 4 mo., 1853, 
aged 30 years, unm. 

280. Edmund V. Shotwell, 1816-1888, of 
Plainfield, N. J., s. of Daniel C". and Martha 
(Pound) Shotwell, of Greenbrook, N. J., [of Man- 
ning\ Benj*., John', DanieP, Abraham' J, m. (1) 
Freelove Laing, and had: 

1. Delia, d. young. 

2. Martha Jane', dw. W. 4th St. Plainfield, 
N. J.; m. Abram L. Cadmus. 

Edmund V.' Shotwell, 1816-1888, of Plain- 
field, N. J., [of Daniel C\, Manning', Benj*., 
John', Daniel", Abraham' ], m. (2) 1844, Jane 
H. Williams, 1814-1868, and had: 

3. Alvin Theodore', b. 14 Dec, 1846; Treas- 
urer (1887) Fargo, Cass Co., Dak.; m. Plainfield, 
N. J , 27 July, 1881, Mary Josephine Moore, b. 
18 Apr., 1856. 

4. Emma Adelia, dw. Boston, Mass.; m. 
George H. Appleton. 

5. Josephine R\, dw. Plainfield, N. J.; m. 
Rev. George C. Milen, now an actor. 

6. John Joseph, dw. Fargo, N. Dak. ; m 

7. Jennie Esiell, dw. (1888) Dak.; m. 

H. D. Kohler, a native of Germany. She or an 
eighth child named Estell died. 

Edmund' Shotwell, b. 1811, of Crosswicks, 
N. J., s. of Thos. L^ and Elizabeth (Satter- 
thwaite) Shotwell, of Crosswicks, [of Isaiah'^, 
John*, John', John'', Abraham' ], m. 1834, Adra 
Ann LaRue, d. 1887, and had: 

1. Letitia, b. 20 of 10 mo., 1835, dw. with her 
widowed father at Crosswicks, N. J.; unm. 

2. Charles, b. 2 of 6 m.,l837, d. 10 of 11 mo., 

3. Henry L., b. 4 of 5 mo., 1839, d. 4 of 8 mo., 

4. Alonzo, b. 17 of 3 mo., 1844, dw. Philadel- 
phia, Pa. ; was delegate to the National Republi- 
can Convention in Chicago, 1888. One of the 
World's Fair Commissioners for the State of 
Pennsylvania, 1893; unmarried. 

5. Alexander J., b. 29 of 10 mo., 1847, d. 
16 of 4 mo., 1855. 

255. Edwabd' Shotwell, 1788-1879, of Rah- 
way, N. J., s. of Titus' and Deborah (Moore) 
Shotwell, [of Daniel*, Joseph?', DanieP, Abra- 
ham' ), m. Miriam'' Moore, dau. of Edward' 
Moore [of Edward*, SamueP, John'', Samuel' ], 
and had: 

1. Clayton Moore, b. N. J. 

2. Several children dw. Rahway, N. J. 

Edward E'. Shotwell, 1811-1887, of Mor- 
row Co., O., s. of Peter" and Phebe (Vail) Shot- 
well, of Rahway, N. J., [of Isaiah', John*, John', 
John^, Abr'.], m. 1835, Margaret H\ Shotwell, 
1816-1882, dau. of Edmund' and Sarah R. 
(Sheppard) Shotwell, of Rahway, N. J. [of 
Isaiah', John*, John', John", Abraham'], and 
had 7 children, 4 of whom d. young, among 

1. Frances Emma, b. 5 July, 1837, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., and there d. 23 Oct., 1843, buried in 
Monument Cemetery. Those living to majority 
were : 

2. Benjamin Warder\ b. 25 Jan., 1839, in 
Philadelphia, Pa., removed from Marengo, O., 
in Nov., 1886, to Trenton, Mo.; m. 12 Dec, 1869, 
Mary Hoyle, dau. of Edward and Sarah E. 
Hoyle of Brookfield, Linn Co., Mo. 

3. Hudson Burr\ b. 3 July, 1842, dw. Mar- 
engo, O. ; m. Emma J. Noe, dau. of George E. 
and Sarah Noe of Marengo, O. 

4. Laura E\, b. 18 July, 1847, in Benning- 
ton Tp., Delaware (now Morrow) Co., O.; d. 
Newark, N. J., 25 May, 1882, and buried in 
Hazelwood Cemetery, Rahway, N. J. ; m. Galion, 
O., 4 May, 1868, William E. Tucker, of Phila- 
delphia, b. there; he m. (2) Margaret Elizabeth 
Oliver, dau. of Washington B. and Mary M. 
(Allen) Oliver. 

Edward H'. Shotwell, b. 1838, of Monte 
Vista, Colo., s. of Benjamin" and Catharine 
(Pugsley) Shotwell, [of Benj'., Benj*., John', 
John", Abr'.], m. (1) 1865, Bosetta E. Corioin, 
d. 1867, and had: 

1. Mary Bose,h May, 1867, d. 1875±, 

aged nearly 8 yrs., buried in Warrensburg, Mo. 

Edward H'. Shotwell, b. 1838, of Monte 
Vista, Colo., [of Benj'., Benj'., Benj*., John', 
John', Abr'. J, m. (2) 1868, Eliza Jones, and 



2. Emma Hortense, b. 4 July, 1869; m. 15 
May, 1887, Sigel Heilman. 

3. Edith Lydia, b. 30 Mar., 1871. 

4. Mary. 

5. J. Z6er< Z/ee, d. in infancy. 

6. Grace Edna, b. 4 May, 1876. 

Edwin Benjamin' Shotwell, b. 1821, of 
Bunkerhill, Mich., s. of Zachariah'^ and Edna 
(Lundy) Shotwell, of Wayne Co., N. T., [of 
Benj''., Benj*., John', John\ Abr'.], m. 1846, 
Sarah Ann Harkness, b. 1825, dan. of Daniel 
and Beulah (Estes) Harkness, and had: 

1. Ilary Eliza\ b. 30 Aug., 1848, Barre, 
Orleans Co., N. Y., dw. Perinton, Monroe Co., 
N. Y., P. O. Egypt; m. in Byron, N. Y., 29 
July, 1864, John Seley Eeed then of Elba, N. 
Y., b. there 25 Sept., 1842, s. of John and 
Mary S. (Shotwell) Eeed. (For her children, 
see synopsis of descendants of Isaac M^ Shot- 
well of Elba, on a later page.) 

2. Elmer Edwin", h. 24 June, 1863, Elba, 
N. Y., dw. Bunkerhill Tp., Ingham Co., Mich., 
P. O. Fitchburg, a farmer; m. in Leslie, Mich., 
22 Feb., 1884, Carrie B. Olds, of Leslie, Mich. 

Eli' Shotwell, of Brooklyn, N. Y., s. 
of Daniel C\ and Martha (Pound) Shot- 
well, [of Manning'*, Benj*., John\ Daniel', Abra- 
ham'], m. Emeliza Boyce, dau. of David 
Boyce, and had: 

1. Emeline, dw. Los Angeles, Cal., s. p.; m. 
(1) ; m. (2) Frank Kernigan. 

2. Edgar, dw. Fargo, N. D., m. 

8. Charles, dw. Indianapolis, Ind., unm. 

4. Mary, dw. Westfield, N. J., m. Lewis C. 
Lightfoot, (1888). 

5. Fannie, dw. Los Angeles, Cal. 
6. . George, dw. Fargo, N. D. 

7. David, dw. Fargo, N. D. 

150. Elijah" Shotwell, 1779-1861 ±, of 
Scotch Plains, Mjddiesex Co., N. J., s. of 
Jacob'* and Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell, [of 
John*, John'', John", Abraham'], m. Jemima G. 
Piatt, dau. of Capt. Wm. and Sarah (Shot- 
well) Piatt, and had: 

1. William PiatC, b. 12 of 3 mo., 1802, 
only child that lived to adult age, was a civil 
engineer, was assistant chief in the first survey of 
the New Jersey Central R. R.; d. at Scotch 
Plains, 30 Sept., 1841, leaving children there who 
were not Friends; m. 11 April, 1846, Harriet 
Parse of Scotch Plains, N. J. 

2. Grcmleaf, b. 5 of 8 mo., 1824, d. 1 of 2 
mo., 1825. 

156. Elijah" Shotwell, b. 1783, of Thor- 
old and Yarmouth, C. W., s. of Wm^ and 
Elizabeth (Pound) Shotwell, of Upper Canada, 
[of John*, John', John'^, Abraham'], m. Martha 
Burtsall, and had: 

1. Elizabeth B\ (called Eliza) b. Pelham, 
C. W.,4 of 6 mo., 1807, d. Yarmouth, C. W., 8 
of 3 mo., 1874, m. (1) in Pelham, C. W., John 
Taylor, d. Thorold, C. W.; m. (2) in Pelham, 

C. W., 13of 3mo.,1833, Amo8Canby,b , 

Md., 29 of 3 mo., 1802, d. Richmond, Mich., 29 
Nov., 1879, son of Whitson and Mary Canby of 
Md. (children by both husbands). 

Elijah Beenaed' Shotwell, b. 1857, of 

, Kans., 8. of Wm'. and Martha E. 

(Taylor) Shotwell of Windham, Kans., [of 
Smith", Wm^, John*, John', John", Abr'.], m. 
, and had children. 

Elmek Edwin" Shotwell, b. 1863, of Ing- 
ham Co.. Mich., 8. of Edwin B'. and Sarah A. 
(Harkness) Shotwell, of Bunker Hill, Mich., [of 
Zachariah", Benj'*., Benj*., John", John", Abr'.], 
m. 1884, Carrie B. Olds, and had: 

1. Delia Bell, b. 11 Dec, 1884, Bunker Hill, 
Tp., Ingham Co., Mich, 

Eltington M". Shotwell, b. 1864, s. of 
Anson' and Lucinda J. (Cummins) Shotwell, 
of Linden, Mich., [of Jonathan", James'*, John*, 
John", John", Abr'.], m. Mary Lobdell, and 

1. Charles L., b. 21 Apr., 1893. 

Ezra Moore' Shotwell, b. 1845, of Sioux 
Falls, S. Dak., s. of Isaac" and Hope (Stanton) 
Shotwell, of O., [of Titus'*, Sr., Daniel*, Joseph", 
Daniel", Abraham'], m. 1868, Theora Dorr, 
and had: 

1. Hertha, b. 15 Sept., 1869, New Sharon, 
Mahaska Co., Iowa. 

2. Edmund Dorr, b. 31 Oct , 1873, Monroe, 
Jasper Co., Iowa. 

Freeman' Shotwell, b. 1814, of Plainfield, 
N. J., 8. of Robert" and Martha (F. R.) Shot- 
well, [of Manning", Benj.*, John", Daniel", Abr.'], 
m. Nancy Nott, and had: 

1. Wm. H., dw. Plainfield, N. J., a grocer; 
m. Miriam Staats. 

2. Harriet, m. , J. S. Garretson. 

195. George H". Shotwell, d. 1869, of 

Cincinnati, 0., 8. of Aaron'* and (Martin) 

Shotwell of Rahway, N. J., [of Abraham*, John", 
John-, Abraham'], m. 1836, Mary E. A. Tudor, 
and had: 

1. Cordelia, dw, 234 Lawrence St., Cincinnati, 
O., member of Methodist church; m. 1858, J, 
C. Campbell, M. D., of Leavenworth, Kans., 
afterwards of Cincinnati, O., who d. 1 Feb., 1894. 

2. Cassius, dw. Englewood, Chicago, 111., m. 
1864, Virginia D. Bone, of Cincinnati, 0. 

3. Mary, dw. Englewood, 111. ; m. 1864, W. W. 

4. George', (twin of Mary), dw. Bellevue, 
Campbell Co., Ky.; m. 1869, Annah K. Smith, of 
Cincinnati, O. 



Geokge' Shotwell, of Bellevue, Ky., s. of 
George H'. and Mary E. A. (Tudor) Shotwell, 
of Cincinnati, O., [of Aaron^ Abraham*, John^ 
John", Abraham' ], m. 1869, Annah K. Smith, of 
Cincinnati, O., and had: 

1. Irene. 

2. Mary. 

3. John Tudor, dw. Bellevue, Ky. 

4. George. 

5. Clifford Earle. 

6. Edna, d. 

George Washington' Shotwell, b. 1833, ± , 
8. of Clarkson" and Keziali (Sutton) Shotwell, of 
Oakland Co., Mich., [of James", Jno*., Jno\ Jno"., 
Abr'.], m. (1) Angeline Topping, who d., and 
had 5 children. 

George W. Shotwell, b. 1833 ±, [of Clark- 
son F". Jame8\ Jno^, Jnol, Jno"., Abr'.], m. (2) 
,and had: 

6. , a daughter. 

Greenleaf* Shotwell, s. of Wm. P'. and 
Harriet (Parse) Shotwell, of Scotch Plains, N. 
J., [of Elijah'*, Jacobs Jno*., Jno'., Jno'., Abr'. ], 
m. Elizabeth Cleveland, of Elizabethtown, N. J., 
and had: 

1. Wm. Piatt Greenleaf Shotwell, b. 16 Feb., 
1848, at Scotch Plains, N. J., dw. 536 Swan St., 
BufPalo, N. Y. Early in February, 1896, he was 
knocked off the steps of a locomotive by a switch 
stand, at Black Kock, Buffalo, N. ¥., while re- 
turning from the custom house, at the interna- 
tional bridge, to his ofBce, having just stepped 
out of the gangway on the step without noticing 
the switch stand; was hit by it and thrown some 
distance upon the street crossing, severely injur- 
ing his knee joint and probably rendering him a 
cripple for life. In an experience of twenty-two 
years in railroad service, he had sustained no 
previous injury. He was yard master and assis- 
tant train master on the eastern division of the 
Penna. Co.'s lines for eighteen years and four 
months before going to Buffalo. 

He m. 22 Nov., 1867, Margaret E. Stevenson, 
of Milton, Northumberland Co., Pa., who d. Con- 
way, Beaver Co., Pa,, 18 Feb., 1892, dau. of Wm. 

Habtey Shotwell, of , Pa., m., 

and had: 

1. Harvey, b. , Pa., dw. Orchard St., 

New York, and there d. of ruptured blood vessel, 
2 of 4 mo., 1831, aged 29 yrs. 

242. Harvey" Shotwell, 1800-1848, of Ma- 
con, Ga., s. of Wm^ and Elizabeth (Moore) 
Shotwell, of Shotwells Landing, N. J.,[of Benj*., 
John\ John", Abr'.], m. 1823, Louisa'' Shoticell, 
1800-1889, dau. of Nathan' and Sarah (Fitz Ean- 
dolph) Shotwell, of Middlesex Co., N. J., [of 
Jacob', John', John", Abraham' ], and had: 

1. Anna F. R., h. 8 of 11 mo., 1824, New York 
City, dw. Orange, N. J.; m. Macon, Ga., 31 of 5 
mo., 1845, Francis JohnOgden, called Frank, of 
New York, 1821-1882. 

2. Sarah Louisa', h. 26 of 11 mo , 1827, New 
York City; m. Waterloo, N. Y., 20 of 8 mo., 1851, 
her cousin Wm. Harvey Shotwell, s. of David" 
Shotwell, of Bed Bank, N. J., [of Wm^, Benj*., 
John', John", Abr'.]. 

3. Lida C, b. 17 of 5 mo., 1837, Macon. Ga.; 
m. La Salle, 111., 4 of 9 mo., 1856, Willis M. Hitt, 
real estate dealer of Chicago. 

Harvey W. Shotwell, of Buffalo, N. Y,, s. of 

John r. and Shotwell, of Colden, Erie 

Co., N. Y., [of Smithy Wm'., Jno', Jno'., Jno'., 
Abr'.], m. , and had: 

1. Mary Adella, h. , 1879. 

2. Clara Daphne, b. , 1880. 

3. Elijah Ferdinand, b. , 1882. 

4. Harvey Lome, b. , 1886. 

50. Henry' Shotwell, 1752-1821, of Eah- 
way, N. J., s. of Joseph* and Sarah (Cock) Shot- 
well, of Eahway, N. J., [of John', John', Abr'.], 
m. 1781, Sarah Dobson, and had: 

1. Joseph Dohson\ b. 6 of 4 mo., 1782; d. 7 
of 12 mo., 1856, was for many years Clerk of 
E. & P. M. M. and of Quarterly Meeting for 
Shrewsbury and Eahway, dw. Woodbridge Tp., 
when he m. at Eahway, 22 of 3 m., 1804, Eliza- 
beth Fitz Eandolph, of Woodbridge Tp., dau. 
of Jacob and Anna (Webster) Fitz Eandolph, 
of Blazing Star, near Woodbridge, N. J. 

2. Sarah\ b. 2 of 1 mo., 1784, d, 22 of 12 mo., 
1860, was of Woodbridge Tp. when she m. at 
Eahway, 29 of 11 mo. , 1810, ( as 2d wif e ) , Isaac Vail, 
of Woodbridge Tp., b. 1 of 8 mo., 1770, d. near 
La Porte, Ind., 1 of 10 mo., 1839, s. of John' and 
Catharine (Fitz Eandolph) Vail, of Woodbridge, 
N. J., [of John", Samuel' ]. 

3. Margaret, b. 30 of 8 mo., 1785; d. 21 of 7 
mo., 1854. m. Aaron Bellanger of Bordentown, 

4. Ann\ b. 11 of 2 mo., 1787, dw. Middlesex 
Co., N. J., d. 2 of 6 mo., 1834; m. Peter Cohu, a 
cloth manufacturer of Essex Co., N. J., who d. in 
Middlesex Co., N. J., 27 of 2 mo., 1823, aged 35, 
buried at Eahway. 

5. Hannah Murray, b. 14 of 10 mo., 1788, d. 
Eahway, N. J., 8 of 8 mo., 1873, member of Os- 
wego (N. Y.) M. M. by cert, from E. and P. M. M., 
dated 24 of 11 mo., 1825; had previously m. James 
C. Moore, of Eahway, N. J., who d. there 1 of 12 
mo., 1868, aged 92 yrs., 6 mo., 29 days, s. of John 
and Eleanor Moore. 

6. Thomas D., b. 17 of 3 mo., 1790, d. 2 of 5 
mo., 1812. 

7. Elizabeth, b. 22 of 9 mo., 1791, d. Eahway, 
Middlesex Co., N..J., 26 of 7 mo., 1849, s. p.; m. 
(as 2d wife) John Harned, b. 16 of 3 mo., 1783 , 
8. of Jonathan and Sarah (Lang) Harned, of Mid- 
dlesex Co., N. J. 



8. Mary, b. 6 of 5 mo., 1793, d. young. 

9. Mary, b. 18 of 10 mo., 1795, d. Rahway, 
Middlesex Co., N. J., 16 of 7 mo., 1849, of Cholera, 

10. Deborah, b. 29 of 1 mo., 1797, d. 6 of 4 
mo., 1801. 

Henry SHOTWELL,of Brooklyn, N. Y.,m , 

and had: 

1. William, b. 1822, Brooklyn, N. T., and 
there d. 21 of o m., 1831, of convulsions, aged 9 
yrs., 1 mo., interred in N. Y. Friends ground. 

Henry Randolph' Shotwell, 1806-1887, of 
Rahway, N. J., s. of Joseph D°. and Elizabeth R. 
(Fitz Randolph) Shotwell, of Rahway, N. J., [of 
Henry", Joseph', John\ John', Abraham' ], m. 
1880, Margaret G". Laing, dau. of Wm". and 
Martha (Freeman) Laing.[ of Thos*., I8aac\ John', 
Jolin' ], and had: 

1. Joseph D\, b. 25 of 8 mo., 1831, Rahway, 
*/ N. J., dw. (1895) Hillside Ave., Orange, N. J., 
' removing thither from Rahway in 1891, m. by 

Friends ceremony, in New York City, 9 of 10 mo., 
1862, Amelia Everit, dau. of Richard and Mary 
Carle Everit, of New York. 

2. Katharine L., b. 26 of 11 mo,, 1832, dw. 
Philadelphia, Pa.; m. (as 2d. wife), Edward 
J. Maginnis. 

3. Caroline A., b. 13 of 5 mo., 1839, dw. Phil- 
adelphia, Pa., member of Friends Meeting at 
Cherry St., Philadelphia, by cert, from R. and P. 
M. M., dated 18 of 4 mo., 1860; had previously 
m. Thomas S. Wood. 

Henry T', Shotwell, b. 1862, of 72 Washing, 
ton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., s. of Joseph P'. and 
Amy (Titus) Shotwell, [of Joseph S''.. Jno. S\, 
Jdo*., Jno'., Jno'., Abr'.J, m. 1886, Alice Gard- 
ner, and had: 

1. Willits Haviland, b. 31 Jan., 1889. 

Hudson Burr" Shotwell, b. 1842, of Marengo, 
O., s. of Edward R'. and Margaret H. (Shotwell) 
Shotwell, of Morrow Co., O., [of Peter"', Isaiah'', 
John*, John', John", Abraham' ], m. Emma J. 
Noe, dau. of George E. and Sarah Noe, of Ma- 
rengo, O., and had: 

1. Kleher Burr, b. 22 of Mar., 1875, at Ma- 
rengo, O. 

2. Frederick W., b, 24 July, 1877, in Maren- 
go, O. 

3. Charles E., b. 23 Sept., 1878, Marengo, O. 

4. Francis A., b. 14 June, 1881, Marengo, O. 

5. Abel F.. b. 7 Jan., 1883, Marengo, O. 

6. Sarah J., b. 25 Nov., 1884, Marengo, O. 

65. Hugh' Shotwell, 1764-1854, of Free- 
port, Harrison Co , O , s. of John* and Grace 
(Webster) Shotwell, of Plainfield, N. J., [of 
John^ John", Abraham' ], m". 1783, Roseita Ar- 
rison, who d. 1836, dau. of John, of Sussex Co., 
N. J., and had: 

1. John\ b. 17 Apr., 1784, in N. J., dw. Fay- 
ette Co., Pa., near Brownsville, and there d. 15 
Apr., 1869; m. (1) 14 June, 1804, Sarah Shank- 
lin, of Fayette Co., Pa., b. in Ireland, 1 Dec, 
1779, d. 9 Mar., 1851; m. (2) 2 Oct., 1854, Han- 
nah Myers, b. 1812, Fayette Co., Pa. 

2 Esther", b. 30 Aug., 1785, in Sussex Co., 
N. J., after death of second husband she made 
her home in the family of her dau., Charlotte A. 
(Seaton) Riggs, in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illi- 
nois, d. in Rockford, 111., 10 June, 1870, aged 84 
yrs., 9 mos., 11 days, buried, with three grand- 
children, in Cedar Bluffs Cemetery, E. Rockford, 
111. ; was for over 40 years a consistent member 
of the M. E. Church; m. (1) at Redstone, Pa., 
13 Mar., 1803, Timothy Smith, Jr., of Browns- 
ville, Fayette Co., Pa., who d. 1816 ± , s. of Tim- 
othy of Carmichael's, Greene Co., Pa.; m. (2) by 
Wm. Bailey, Esq., near Carmichael's, Pa., 25 or 30 
Dec, 1820 (as 2d wife). Major George Clark 
Seaton, b. near Carmichel's, Pa., 2 June, 1783, 
d. in Beallsville, Washington Co., Pa., 13 Sept., 
1849, s. of James and Mary (Clark) Seaton, who 
had removed from Apple Pie Ridge, Va., in 1775, 
to Greene Co., Pa., bringing with them eight 
slaves, and there purchasing 380 acres of land. 
George C. Seaton enlisted in the war of 1812, 
was Corporal, but on account of sickness was hon- 
orably discharged after serving but a few months; 
engaged in fai'ming and buying and driving stock 
to eastern markets; removed from Carmichael's, 
Pa., in 1828 to Beallsville, Pa., where for a time 
he conducted a hotel; was P. M. 1832-1849; in 
the latter year he was incapacitated for business 
by a cancer on his right ear, from the effects of 
which he d. at his home in Beallsville as above 
stated, interred at his request in the family bury- 
ing ground at Carmichael's; his religious pref- 
erences were those of an Episcopalian from 

3. Susanna!'; b. 6 Jan., 1789, Stillwater, N. 
J., d. at the res. of her son-in-law, Wm. W. 
Willett, near Allamuchy, N. J., 15 March, 1874, 
leaving 10 surviving children, 48 grandchildren, 
and 13 great-grandchildren, she was remarkable 
for her prudence and foresight in all the affairs 
of life, for the peace and harmony which her 
presence inspired and for the beautiful christian 
character she exhibited; had been for 47 years 
a worthy member of the Christian Church at 
Johnsburg; m. at Redstone, Pa., 20 Nov., 1809, 
Charles Wintermute, b. 16 Aug., 1784, d. Still- 
water, N. J., 21 Feb., 1868, s. of George. 
Charles with two other young men went west on 
horseback in 1809 on a visit to Fayette Co., Pa., 
and there became acquainted with Susanna 
Shotwell; after their marriage her father gave 
her a pony and saddle and she rode 320 miles to 
his home at Stillwater, Sussex Co., N. J., where 
they settled on the Big Spring farm, subse- 
quently owned by M. R. Dennis; seven years 
later they removed to the next farm below, and 
there dw. until his death 58 yrs. and 3 mos. 



after marriage. They visited relatives in O., 
about the year 1828. 

4. Charlotte", b. 17 Nov., 1790, Fayette Co., 
Pa., d. 25 Nov., 1827; m. in Cadiz, Harrison 

Co., O., Nov., 1816, Ephraim Sears or 

Sayrs, of Tuscarawas Co., O. 

5. Nancy\ b. 15 Oct., 1796 or '95, in Bed- 
stone, Fayette Co., Pa., d. Hamilton, O., 1 Oct., 
1861; m (1) in Stillwater, O., 12 Oct., 1815, 
Peter Van Dolah, a merchant of Cadiz, O., 
formerly from Brownsville, Pa., b. 26 Aug., 
1787; d. Cadiz, O., 4 Oct., 1823; m. (2) .... 
Apr., 1826, Jacob Ebert a copper and tinsmith 
at Cadiz, O., b. 9 Aug., 1800, at York, Pa., d. 
Hamilton. O., 6 Apr., 1854, s. of John, of York, 
Pa. Shortly after her 2d marriage they settled 
at Hamilton, Butler Co., O., where he continued 
the business of copper and tinsmith, and after- 
ward with others conducted an iron foundry 
and machine manufactury. 

6. William', b. 29 Jan., 1798, Fayette Co., 
Pa.; was a farmer in Washington Tp., Harri- 
son Co., O., until 1837, when he removed to 
Cadiz, was a merchant there but did not succeed 
well as such, and there d. 21 Jan., 1855; m. at 
Cadiz, O., 24 Feb., 1819, Rhoda Beebe, b. 3 
June, 1792, Wilbraham, Hampden Co., Mass., 
where she received a thorough education; d. 
Cadiz, O., 22 Mar., 1876, aged nearly 84 yrs. 
She went to Cadiz, O., first in 1817 to visit her 
brother. Gen. Walter Beebe, and there made 
the acquaintance of William Shotwell. She 

was a daughter of Stuart Beebe, of Wilbraham, 
(now Hampden), Mass., who was born in East 
Haddam, Conn., 28 Feb., 1754, and grand- 
daughter of Lieut. Samuel Beebe, who removed 
from Middlesex Co., Conn., to Hampden, Mass., 
about the year 1772,— of English descent. 

7. Joseph", b. 23 July, 1801, in Fayette Co., 
Pa., was somewhat of a military man and was 
called Col. Shotwell, lived in Harrison Co., 
1818-1837, and there for a time kept the tavern 
previously owned by his father about five miles 
east of Cadiz, after which he engaged in farm- 
ing, in the counties of Hamilton, Montgomery, 
Butler, Allen, and Cuyahoga, O., and d. at 
Glenville, O., 14 March, 1883; m. (I) in Dela- 
ware Co., O., 29 Nov., 1821, his 1st cousin, 
Mary Arrison, who d. Lima, Allen Co., O., dau. 
of Jeptha Arrison, of Delaware Co., O.; m. (2) 
, a wd., by whom he had no children. 

8. Arrison", b. 19 Oct., 1812, Redstone Tp., 
Fayette Co., Pa., dw. Glenville, an eastern 
suburb of Cleveland, O., and there d. 25 June, 
1893; was for several years (about 1876-80) 
treasurer of that village; visited New Jersey and 
Philadelphia in 1876; to him we are indebted 
for valuable data; m. by Wm. Wyckoff, Esq., in 
Washington Tp., Harrison Co., O., 1 Oct., 1835, 
Mary Dickerson, b. Cadiz Tp., Harrison Co., 
O., 30 Nov., 1815, d. 30 Nov., 1894, aged 79, 
dau. of Baruch' Dickerson, who at time of 
his death was sheriff of Harrison Co., [of 
Thomas^, Joshua']. 




1. John\ 1784^1869, m. 1804, Sarah Shank- 
lin, 1779-1851, and had: (1.) Catharine, b. 1806, 
m. 1825, Henry B. Goe, b. 1804 ± . (2.) Rosetta, 
1808^1883, m. 1827, Robert Smith, 1799-1881. 
(3.) Emily, d. 1809, m. 1838, Jacob Shearer, 1809- 
1884, [of Frederick]. (4.) Susan C, 1811-1894, 
m. 1832, Eli Cope, b. 1810. (5.) Caroline, b. 
1813, m. 1835, Joel Strawn. 

2 Esther", 1785-1870, m. (1) 1803, Timothy 
Smith, Jr.,d. 1816 ±, [of Timothy ],and had: (1.) 
John Shotwell, b. 1804, dw. Fairmont, W. Va., 

m. (2.) Rosetta S., b. 22 Jan., 1806, 

m. 1833 ± , James Johnson, who was merchant 
and postmaster at Danville, Ky., and there d. 
(3.) James, b. 1808, d. near Lexington, Ky. (4.) 
Hugh Shotwell, b. 8 Aug., 1810; was farmer and 
drover in Rush Tp., Tuscarawas Co., O., re- 
moved to Marion Co., Iowa, laying out on his farm 
there in 1857 the village of Columbia; m. 29 

Aug., 1833, Rebecca Johnson, b. 22 Jan., 1808, 
d. 9 June, 1884, [of Joshua and Sarah]. (5.) 
Timothy, Jr., b. 1812, was a soldier, drowned at 
Dubuque, Iowa, m. 

Esther" {Shotwell) Smith, 1785-1870, m. (2) 
1820 (as 2d wife) Maj. George Clark Seaton, 
1783-1849, s. of James and Mary (Clark) Seaton, 
and had: (6.) Jonathan Davis, b. 7 Nov., 1821, 
was dry goods merchant, d. at Denver, Colo., 11 
Feb., 1880, m. 10 Mar., 1845, Jane K. Lucas, b. 
28 Apr., 1824, [of M. Ennis and Elizabeth Lucas J. 
(7.) Charlott Ann, b. B Nov., 1823, dwells at 
Cambridge, 111., m. 13 Dec, 1818, Edward R. 
Riggs, b. 29 Sept., 1826, s. of John and Mary 
(Phillips) Riggs. 

3. Susanna", 1789-1874, m. 1809, Charles 
Wintermute, 1784-1868, [of George], and had: ^ 
(1.) William Shotwell, b. 30 Sept., 1810, d. 10 
Oct., 1879, m. 30 Oct., 1841, Eliza Fowler, d. 14 



Oct., 1872. (2.) Joseph Ehodes, b. 25 Oct., 1811, 
d. 19 Dec, 1864, m. 21 Mar., 1840, Judith Ann 
Shoemaker or Wolf. (3.) Rosetta A.,b. 19 Sept., 
1813, dw. (1888) Hackettstown, N. J., with her 
step dau., Mary Smith, to whom we are indebted 
for valuable data; m. 24 Mar., 1853, George S. 
Smith, b. 18 July, 1804, d. 30 Mar., 1874. (4 ) 
Hugh Shotwell, b. 18 Apr., 1816, d. 2 Apr., 1869, 
m. 8 Nov., 1840, Mercy L. Luse. (5. ) Esther S., 
b. 20 Apr., 1818, m. 3 Jan., 1843, Aaron B. Mitch- 
ell. (6.) John Shotwell, b. 2 June, 1819, d. 13 
Mar., 18S5, m. 9 May, 1847, Sarah B. Linaberry, 
b. 5 Nov., 1821. (7.) George Washington, b. 1 
May, 1821, m. 18 Apr., 1850, Sarah M^ Middles- 
worth, b. 5 Dec, 1832, dau. of Abram and Mary 
C. (Green) Middlesworth, [of Nancy" Shotwell, 
James^ John*, John^ John', Abraham' ]. The 
name Wintermute is thought to have been form- 
erly written Windemode, but is now spelled Win- 
termute, except by George, who writes it Winte- 
mute. (8.) Caroline.b. 5Feb.,1823,m. 26Feb., 
1845, John Mitchell, d. 9 Mar., 1879. (9.) Char- 
lotte, b. 26 Nov., 1824, m. 15 Nov., 1847, Eeuben 
Randolph, b. 10 May, 1821, d. 23 Jan., 1879. 
(10.) Abigail E.,b. 6 June, 1826, m. 4 Mar., 1847, 
Cummins O. Harris. (11.) Howel Goodrich, b. 
26 Feb., 1828, d. 20 Sept., 1831. (12. ) Alice A., 
b. 25 Sep., 1829, dw. Allamuchy, N. J., has furn- 
ished valuable data for this work; m. 27 Dec, 
1856, William W. Willett, b. 25 Feb., 1832, s. of 
Ananias G. and Mahala (Wintersteen) Willett. 
(13.) Oliver B., b. 15 Mar., 1832, m. 24 Mar., 
1855, Alice Tunison. 

4. Charlotte, 1790-1827, m. 1816, Ephraim 
Sears or Sayrs, and had: (1.) Hugh S. (2.) 

Williams., m (3.) Wesley. (4.) 

Nancy, b. 12 June, 1826, d. 19 Mar., 1886, at 
Howard, Knox Co., O., having never recovered 
from the shock occasioned by the heroic but 
melancholy death of her son, Sergt. David Colum- 
bus Ralston, who died of hunger in Camp Clay, 
near Cape Sabine, Ellsmore Land, 23 May, 1884, 
being a member of Lieut. Greely's party in the 
expedition in search of the North Pole. She m. 
at the res. of her uncle, Arrison Shotwell, in Har- 
rison Co., O., 30 Dec, 1847, Lewis W. Ralston. 

5. Nancy\ 1796 or '95-1861, m. (1) 1815, 
Peter Van Dolah, 1787-1823, and had: (1.) 
William Hogg, b. 10 May, 1818, d. 7 July, 1861, 

m. (1) 1846±, Julia Walton; m. (2) (2.) 

John Shotwell, b. 11 Mar., 1820, dw. 188a, 
Hutchinson, Reno Co., Kans., m. (1) 1845 ±, 
Amelia Parks, called Milla, [of John]; m. (2) 
Ester Haines. (3) Mary Matilda H., b. 20 Nov., 
1822, d. 18 May, 1824. 

Nancy" (Shotwell) Vandolah, 1796-1861, m. 
(2) 1826, Jacob Ebert, 1800-1854, [of John], and 
had: (4.) Margaret Elizabeth, b. 28 Feb., 1828, 
at Cadiz, O., d. 11 Nov., 1882, unm. (5. ) Rosetta 
Shotwell, b. 18 Feb., 1830, at Cadiz, O., m. at 
Hamilton, O., 2 Nov., 1859, her 2d cousin, Abel 
Vail Shotwell, b. 18 of 10 mo., 1814, d. at Rah- 
way, N. J., 17 of 12 mo., 1893, son of Abel", and 

Elizabeth (Vail) Shotwell, [of Isaiah\ John*, 
John', John', .Abraham']. (6.) Sarah B., b. 26 
Apr., 1832, at Cadiz, O., dw, with sister Rosetta 
S., at Rahway, N. J., m. at Hamilton, O., 22 July, 
1851, John R. Lewis, b. 30 Sept., 1821, d. 10 
Aug., 1861, s. p., son of Rev. David and Harriet 
(Bullock) Lewis. (7.) Jerome Buckingham, b. 
4 Apr., 1835, at Cadiz, O., dw. (1888) Rahway, 
N. J., m. 6 Jan., 1870, Mary Doran, b. 1852, d. 
1884, s. p. (8.) Joseph Henry, b. 3 June, 1837, 
d. 6 Sept., 1838. 

6. William", 1798-1855, m. 1819, Rhoda 
Beebe, 1792-1876, [of Stuart', Samuel'], and had: 
(1.) Stuart Beebe, 1819-1890, m. 1851, Nancy 
Gaston, b. 1823, [of Jamer, Hugh']. (2.) 
John, 1821-1822. (3.) Samuel, 1823-1824. 
(4.) William, Jr., 1825-1849, unm. (5.) 
Theodore b. 1828, dw. Minneapolis, Minn., m. 
Sarah J. Lucas, [of M, Ennis Lucas]. (6.) 
Walter B., 1831-1847. (7.) Rhoda Lauretta, b. 
1834, m. 1855, Smiley Sharon, who d. 1870. 

7. Joseph:-, 1801-1883, m. (1) 1821, his 1st 
cousin. Marry Arrison, [of Jeptha], and had: 
(1.) Jeptha, m. 1849, Nancy Cooper. (2.) 

George, m. (3.) Louisa.m. 

G ibson . 

8. Arrison", 1812-1893, m. 1835, Mary 
Dickerson, 1815-1894, [of Baruch', Thomas", 
Joshua'], and had: (1.) Elizabeth, b. 1836. 
(2.) Rosetta, 1838-1838. (3.) Victoria, b. 1839, 
m. 1883, George Gooding. (4.) Adoniram Jud- 
son, b. 1842, m. 1872, Martha H. Graham. (5.) 
John Thomas b. 1845, m. 1875, Evolyn Mc 
Brine, b. 1856, [of William], (6.) Austin, b. 
1818. (7.) Fremont, b. 1856. 

Hugh^ and Rosetta (Arrison) Shotwell thus 
had eight children and 54 grandchildren. 

Hugh P'. Shotwell, b. 1825, of Elba, N. Y., 
s. of Isaac M*. and Edna C. (Pound) Shotwell, 
of Elba, N. Y., [of Richard', Benj'., John', John", 
Abr'. ], m. 1850, Hannah Haines, b. 1830, dau. 
of Reuben' and Anna (Hawley) Haines, of 
Ridgeway, N. Y.,[of Jesse'], and had: 

1. Murray ^., b. 3 of 9 mo., 1852, Elba, 
Genesee Co., N. Y., graduated from Cornell 
university, 1873, with degree of Ph. B., was for 
a time in the employ of his uncles, the Haines 
Bros., lumbermen in Buffalo, but afterward 
engaged in farming, purchasing the homestead 
of the late Peter Mattice, in Elba, N. Y., which 
he still owns, is an active member of the I. O. 
of Good Templars, and of the Society of 

2. Elvin H., b. 23 of 3 mo.. 1855, Elba, N. Y., 
and there d. 19 of 9 mo., 1855. 

3. Anna H. , b. 8 of 2 mo., 1857, Elba, N. Y., 
and there dw. with parents, unm. 

4. Edward R., h. 11 of 5 mo., 1859, Elba, 
N. Y., dw. Elba, N. Y., a farmer, owns the 
Schofield place, which he purchased from 
Stephen Shepperd; m. (1) at the res. of the 
bride's father, N, E. Cor. of State and North 



Sts., Batavia, N. Y., 15 Apr, 1885, by Wm. 
Dean of Bushville, N. Y., a minister of the 
Society of Friends, to Lura Ann Edgerton, 
who d. 1886, dau. of Alanson Edgerton of 
Batavia; m. (2) at the res. of the bride's par- 
ents in W. Barre, N. Y., 3 March, 1890, Lillian 
I. Avery, b. 18 Feb., 1867, dau. of Francis G. and 
Sarah (Bliss) Avery. 

5. Gertrude E\, b. 29 of 9 mo., 1863, Elba, 
N. Y., dw. Elba, N. Y.; m. at her father's res. in 
Elba, N, Y., 7 of 2 mo., 1884, John Deles Piper, 
b. 27 Aug., 1862, Mt. Morris, Livingston Co., 
N. Y., 8. of Henry P. and Charlotte (Piper) 
Piper, is an approved minister and pastor of 
Elba Friends meeting. 

6. Nellie Haines, b. 27 of 12 mo., 1871; 
entered Oberlin college in the autum of 1892. 

7. Alice Evavgeline, b. 1 of 4 mo., 1873, 
Elba, N. Y.; entered Oberlin college with her 
sister Nellie in 1692. 

111. Isaac'' Shotwell, of Kahway, and New 
York, 8. of Jacob', [of Joseph' '?, Daniel'. 
Abraham'], m. 1770, Hannah' Shotwell,h. 1749, 
dau. of Jacob', and Eleanor (Haydock) Shot- 
well, of Lower Rahway, N. J , [of John', John^ 
Abraham'], and had: 

1. Eden, h. Rahway, N. J., was a minor in 
1791, when he removed with his parents to N. 
Y.; was a sea captain, lost at sea with ship and 
all on board. 

2. Joseph, went with his parents to New 
York in 1791, taking cert, from R, and P. 
M. M. 

3. Elizabeth, b. before 1791. 

4. Catharine'', b. before 1791, in Rahway, 
N. J., d. in New York city; m. David R. 
Jaques, who. d. at Blazing Star, N. J., of 
yellow fever four days after leaving New 

73. IsAAC^ Shotwell, b. 1769, of Essex 
Co., N. J., s. of Abraham*, and Lydia (Hallet) 
Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. J., [of John^ John^ 
Abraham'], m. 1791, Catharine Moore, dau. 
of Dr. Moore, and had: 

1. Enoch, b. 4 of 11 mo., 1792. 

2. Lydia, b. 12 of 5 mo., 1794. 

3. Katy, b. 21 of 1 mo., 1799, 

251. IssAc" Shotwell, 1802-1864, of Cincin- 
nati, O,, and Columbia, Cal., s. of Joseph" and 
Sarah (Wilson) Shotwell, of Perrytown, N. J., 
[of Joseph', Joseph^ Daniel", Abraham' ], m. 

, 1828, Elizabeth A. West, 1809-1885, 

dau. of Samuel and Anna (Goncher) West of 
Philadelphia, and had: 

1. Sarah N. W., b. 1831, Philadelphia, Pa., 
dw. Vallejo, Solano Co, Cal.; possessed some 
ability as a writer and artist; m. (1) in Cincin- 
nati, O., about 1850, Olpha Bonney, who removed 
with his family to California, and d. near Cincin- 
nati, O. She m. (2) Capt. W. A, Hutchinson, of 
San Francisco, a native of England, who dw. 
Yallejo, Cal. 

2. Samuel W., b. 1833, Philadelphia, Pa., d. 
in Cincinnati, O., aged 36. unm. 

3. Harriet W., b. 1835, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
dwelt for 40 yrs. at Yellow Springs, O. ; present 
residence 247 Bell Ave, Cleveland, O.; m. (1) in 
Cincinnati, O., 12 Nov., 1853, Dr. Joshua Biglow 
Pennell, who d. in Yellow Springs, O., 2 Jan, 
1855; their only child d. in infancy. She m. (2) 
at Yellow Springs, O., 1 Sept., 1862, Aaron Pol- 
hemus,who went out in the service of his country, 
was wounded in battle at Cold Harbor, Va., in 
June, 1864, and d. of his wound 2 Aug., 1864. 

4. William, b. 1836, Philadelphia, Pa.; d. of 
heart disease, in Nevada; never married. 

5. Joseph, b. 1838, Phila, Pa. ; d. of Cholera 
in Cincinnati, in 1848. 

6. Mary Ellen, b. 1840, Phila, Pa.; dw. Phil- 
adelphia, P.; m. W. Price Divis. 

7. Isaac, b. 1842, Philadelphia, Pa., and there 
d. of consumption, m. 

8. Elizabeth, b. 1844, Philadelphia, Pa. ; d. ol 
consumption in Cincinnati, O., 29 Aug., 1864; 
m. 12 July, 1862, Charles E. Bennett. 

9. Anna, b. 1847, Cincinnati, O. ; d. aged 3 

10. Anna (again), b. 1851, Cincinnati, O.; d. 
aged 3 weeks. 

223. Isaac Maetin' Shotwell, 1786-1860, 
of Elba, Genesee Co., N. Y., s. of Richard' 
and Mary (Martin) Shotwell, of Genesee Co., 
N. Y., [of Benjamin', John^ John^ Abraham'], 
m. 1813, Edna C\ Pound, 1796-1872, dau. of 
Hugh'' and Sarah (King) Pound, of Farm- 
ington, N. Y., [of Samuel', Elijah^ John^ 
John'], and had: 

1. Sarah Pound, b. 25 of 6 mo, 1814, 
Farmington, Ontario Co., N. Y., and there 
d. 15 of 9 mo., 1814, of whooping cough. 

2. Anna P\, b. 31 of 8 mo., 1815, Farm- 
ington, N. Y.; was a woman of sterling worth 
in every relation in life; was one of the pio- 
neer members of the Elba meeting of the 
Society of Friends and remained • one of 
exemplary fidelity and constancy to the last. 
Only a few days before her death, she attended 
religious meetings in Bushville, in her usual 
health; but taking a severe cold, she rapidly 
went down, and in spite of all that skill and 
kindness could do, she departed this life in 
great peace on the 26 of 10 mo., 1881, of 
tyhoid pneumonia, aged 66 yrs., 1 mo, 26 
days. She left six children, all of them act- 
ive members in some branch of christian 
fellowship. Her youngest living dau. Rosetta 
Curtis, from Iowa, was visiting in Elba at the 
time, and thus had the melancholy satisfaction 
of sharing with the other children in kind 
ministrations to the sick mother and in the 
last sad rites of sepulture. She m. (1) in 
Elba, N. Y., Friends log meeting house early 

inl830, Benjamin Hoag, who died. 1831±, 

about 18 mos., after marriage, s. of Levi and 



Desire (Gardner) Hoag, of Elba, N. Y. At 
the time when Benjamin and Anna should 
have appeared the 2d time before the M. M., 
to receive the answer to their application for 
approval of proposed marriage, Benjamin was 
under arrest for refusing to train in the 
militia, but being thus prevented from attend- 
ing the meeting through his faithfulness to 
the peace principles of Friends, his absence 
was readily excused and they were left at 
liberty to consummate their intended mar- 
riage. Anna P. (fShotwell) Hoag, m. (2) 21 of 
11 mo,, 1833, Stephen Dillingham, b. 28 of 2 
mo., 1809, in the vicinity of Saratoga, N. Y., 
came to Caledonia, thence to Farmington, and 
in 1836, settled in Elba, and on a portion of 
the original farm which he then secured about 
one mile east of Elba village, since the prop- 
erty of John Crawford, he and his wife spent 
the remainder of their days; he d. 9 of 4 mo., 
1881, of dropsy, aged 72 yrs., 1 mo., 11 days, 
s. of Silvanus and Judith (Marshel) Dilling- 
ham, of Saratoga Co., N. Y., and grandson of 
John Dilingham, whose wife's maiden name was 
Gifford. His parents being Quakers he contin- 
ued in membership with the branch of that soci- 
ety called Orthodox Friends, and during the 
last few years of his life, he manifested a greatly 
increased activity in his religious life. Among 
his fellow citizens he was respected and honored 
as a man of inflexible integrity, kind and faith- 
ful in all his relations. Two brothers, three 
sisters, his wife and six children, survived him. 
His funeral service was conducted by Mary J. 
Weaver, of Bushville, assisted by Mrs. E. G. 
Underbill, and the Eev. E. A. Wheat, of 
Elba; both women were esteemed ministers of 
the Society of Friends. A very large gather- 
ing of neighbors attended his burial. 

3. Mary Smith'', b. 26 of 8 mo., 1817, in 
Farmington, N. Y.; taught school for several 
te rms in early life ; dw. latterly, Peri nton, Monroe 
Co., N. Y., near Egypt, and there d. 11 of 12 
mo, 1893, was a consistent member of Farm- 
ington M. M. of (Orth.) Friends; m. by a 
justice of the peace, in Stafford, Genesee Co., 
N. Y., 26 Sept., 1S39, John Reed, b. 5 Dec, 
1807, in Farmington, N. Y., was a carpenter, 
blacksmith and farmer; dw. in Genesee, 
Ontario, Wayne and Monroe Cos., N. Y.; d. 
in Perinton, N. Y., 31 of 3 mo., 1888, s. of 
Seley and Martha (Mills) Keed, of Farming- 
ton, N. Y. He united with the Friends after 
marriage, and was for many years an active 
member of Farmington M. M. ; left the con- 
soling evidence that it was well with him, say- 
ing that his prospect was peace and joy, and 
his heart was filled with praise. His funeral 
was conducted from his late res. in Perinton, 
N. Y., 3 of 4 m., 1888, and was largely 
attended. His parents d. in Wis. His 
maternal grandfather, John Mills, s. of John 
and Mary, was b. in N. Berwick, Scotland, 25 

or 24 of 3 mo., 1755, and d. Farmington, N. 
Y., 21 of 3 mo., 1843, aged 87 ±. There is a 
tradition that John Mills in boyhood was taken 
to sea from the Scottish lowlands and kept 
on shipboard for 12 years and that an attempt 
was then made to press him into the British 
navy, but he ran away and settled in the town 
of Farmington, Ontario Co., N. Y., and 
there d. 

4. Isaac Martin, Jr., b. 3 of 12 mo., 1819, in 
Batavia (now Elba), Genesee Co., N. Y., was a 
farmer and removed, in Dec, 1854, from Elba 
to the town of Alabama, N. Y., thence, 1 
Apr., 1859, to Careyville (now Oakfield), N. Y., 
thence 1 Apr., 1862, to Elba, thence in Jan., 1871, 
to Batavia, N. Y., purchasing a res. on State St., 
which he sold in 1888, and finally about 1891, to 
Buffalo, N. Y., dw. 150 Prospect Ave. ; has held 
various local and county offices, was elected J. P. 
in Elba in 1863; is an insured member of the 
Masonic Fraternity and of the Royal Templars 
of Temperance. He m. (1) in Elba, N. Y., .. 
Oct., 1843, Elvira Levantia Scofield, b. 16 Sept., 
1823, in Elba, N. Y., and there d. 11 Oct., 1852, 
dau. of Marlin and Eliza Scofield; m. (2) by the 
Rev. Dr. Gabriel S. Corwin, a Presbyterian min- 
ister, in Elba, N. Y., 14 Nov., 1854, Delia Alicia 
Mattice, b. 2 Dec, 1825, Elba, N. Y., dau. of 
Deacon Peter and Anna K. (Royce) Mattice, of 
Elba, N. Y., the former a native of Schoharie 
Co , N. Y., d. in Batavia, N. Y., ._ Oct., 1883, s. 
of Nicholas Mattice of Shelby, N. Y., of Dutch 
ancestry, and the latter a native of Vermont. 

5. Amy, b. 18 of 2 mo., 1821, Elba, N. Y., and 
there d. 21 of 11 mo., 1850, unm. 

6. Hugh PountV, b. 23 of 2 m., 1825, Elba, 
N. Y., and there dw. a thorough and successful 
farmer and a faithful elder in the Society of 
Friends; taught school for ten years during the 
winter months, and served the town as superin- 
tendent of education for one year, owned the 
homestead of his father, whence about 1865, he 
removed to the farm known as the Dickey place, 
where he still resides; m. 23 of 10 m., 1850, Han- 
nah Haines, b. in town of Ridgeway, Orleans 
Co., N. Y., 27 of 3 mo., 1830, dau. of Reuben- and 
Anna (Hawley) Haines of Shelby, N. Y., [of 
Jesse' ]. Her father was an esteemed minister of 
the Society of Friends. 

7. Nathan', b. 14 of 5 mo., 1826, in Elba, N. 
Y. In addition to the meager educational ad- 
vantages afforded in his own town, he spent sev- 
eral terms at Carey Collegiate Seminary in Oak- 
field and the Millville Academy in Orleans Co., 
earning, by his own exertions, as teacher, farm 
laborer, etc., the means needed to defray his 
expenses incurred in satisfying his thirst for 
knowledge. He engaged in orchard grafting 
from boyhood, nearly every spring, until 60 yrs. 
of age. By vocation a farmer, he has contribu- 
ted to agricultural journals numerous articles 
upon horticultural and miscellaneous topics. He 
was the owner successively of three farms in 



Elba, resided for a few months in East Oakfield 
in 1868, visited Michigan that summer and in 
Oct. of the same year removed to his present 
location on Sec. 22 in the Tp. of Concord, Jack- 
son Co., Mich., about one and a half miles N. of 
the village of Concord, where he had purchased 
106 acres of land ; has since disposed of the rear 
portion of the place lying in Sec. 27, retaining 
80 acres of improved land in Sec. 22, all of which 
is in an excellent state of cultivation. Always 
opposed to slavery and to the use of and traffic 
in intoxicants and narcotics, he adheres to the 
Kepublican party and has been an active and 
stedfast member of the I. O. of Good Templars 
and other temperance organizations, is a birth- 
right member of the Society of Friends, but 
being liberal in his views, has freely contributed 
to the support of the local ministry of other de- 
nominations, He has been a Notary Public since 
1881, was at one time Justice of the Peace in 
Concord, and has acceptably filled various other 
township offices. He m. in Friends meeting 
house, Elba, N. Y., 2 of 5. mo., 1850, Bathsheba 
Phebe Gardner, called Phebe B., b. 23 of 2 mo., 
1831, dau. of George Washington^ and Diana 
(Berry) Gardner, of Elba, N.Y., [of John*, John^ 
Wm"., George' ]. She completed her school 
training at the Carey Collegiate Seminary, Oak- 
field, in 1850, a few weeks prior to her marriage. 
Her husband had at one time been her instructor 
in school district No. 9, Elba, N. Y., 1847-8. He 
had taught his first school the previous winter in 
the next district north; in the winter 1848-9 he 
taught in the Lanctons Corners district, and one 
year later in Wheatland. In the spring of 1854, 
Phebe B. visited her mother's relatives at Adrian 
and her sister at Parma, Mich., and again in the 
summer of 1868, accompanied on the latter trip 
by her husband and their second son, Cassius 
E., spent several weeks in southern Michigan, 
whither the family removed a few months later. 
With the exception of these slight interruptions 
and a few months of feeble health in recent years, 
her diligent attention to household cares has 
been as unremitting as it has been faithful and 
efficient. In the absence of her mother for sev- 

eral years before her marriage, the chief burden 
of domestic duties in her father's household had 
devolved upon her and had given her a most val- 
uable practical preparation for the responsibili- 
ties, the industry and thrift of her subsequent 
life. Carding, spinning and weaving were among 
the avocations in which she had her full share 
of toil and discipline. A devoted and selfsacri- 
ficing wife and mother, a kind and obliging 
neighbor, ever ready in time of need to lend a 
helping hand, it has seemed to be her chief aim 
and care to relieve the suffering and promote the 
real welfare of all about her. Unpracticed in 
the pronunciation of denominational shibboleths 
she has yet been an earnest and humble follower 
of Him who of old went about doing good. 

8. Sarah Edna, h. 1 of 10 mo., 1830, in Elba, 
N. Y., taught school several terms in Elba, and 
there d. 26 of 2 mo., 1854, of consumption, 
aged 23 y., 4 m., 25 days., unm. 

9. David Benjamin', b. 8 of 5 mo., 1833, in 
Elba, N. Y., dw. Galesburg, Kalamazoo Co., 
Mich., a farmer; m. (1) in Elba, N. Y., 18 Jan., 
1860, Adaliza Julia Wilder, b. 21 May, 1839, 
Elba, N. Y., d. Ross Tp., Kalamazoo Co., Mich., 
16 Feb., 1870, aged 33 y., 4 m., 5 days, buried at 
Augusta, Mich., dau. of John and Rebecca Ann 
(Waller) Wilder, of Elba, N. Y. He m. (2) in 
Ross, Mich., 2 Nov., 1880, Margery Ann (Mc- 
Pherson) Mason, b. 5 July, 1845, in LeRoy, N. 
Y., wd. of Nelson Mason — by whom she had 
two dans., (1) Anna Elizabeth Mason, b. 6 
Aug., 1872, and (2) Maud Mason, b. 4 Sept., 
1874 — and dau. of James and Elizabeth (Mc- 
Pherson) McPherson, of Genesee Co., N. Y. 

10. Catharine Elizabeth, b. 17 of 2 mo., 
1836, in Elba, N. Y., was a teacher in Mt. Car- 
roll Seminary, 111., from Sept. 1855 to 1857, at- 
tained a high reputation as a scholar and a 
teacher; possessed the true teacher's spirit and 
taught from a love of her chosen calling. She 
d. at her home in Elba, N. Y., 9 Dec, 1857, of 
hemorrhage of the lungs, aged 21 y., 9 m., 22 
days; unm.; united early in 1857, with the Mt. 
Carroll Baptist Church, and was an earnest de- 
voted christian. 




[ of Eichard,'^ Benj*., John^, John", Abr'. ] 

1. Sarah P., b. 1814, d. 1814. 

2. Anna P\, 1815-1881, m. (1). 1830, Benja- 
min Hoag, d. 1831, ±, [of Levi and Desire 
(Gardner) Hoag], and had: ( 1.) Sarah Edna, 
b. 3 of 4 mo., 1831, d. 6 of 4 mo., 1832. 

Anna P\, m. (2) 1833, Stephen Dillingham, 
1809-1881, [of Silvanus-, John'], and had: (2.) 
Mary Jane, b. 23 of 3 mo., 1835, m. 24 Feb., 
1859, Lewis Genung, b. 15 Mar., 1828, and had: 
(a) Lizzie A., b. 4 Sept , 1860, d ,m. 12 Sept., 

1889, S. W. Eandall. (6) Carl D., b. 1 Jan., 1866, 
m. ..,(c) Clara C.,b. 1 Jan., 1866. (d) Mary Edith, 
b. 17 Feb., 1870, m (3.) William Dilling- 
ham, b. 14 of 9 mo., 1836, d. 24 of 9 mo., 1836. 
(4.) Maria L., b. 26 of 1 mo., 1838, m. 12 Mar., 
1879, Lebbeus B. King, who d. 1895. (5.) Isaac, 
b. 24 of 10 mo., 1839, m. 1 Nov., 1865, Martha 
Achsah Hosmer, and had: George Simeon, b. 7. 

Aug., 1871, m. 1895, (6.) Oscar, b. 21 of 6 

mo.. 1831, d. 8 of 2 mo., 1895, m. 21 of 3 mo., 1872, 
Sarah H. Thistlethwaite, and had: (a) James 
Irving, b. 3 of 2 mo., 1873. (6) Alfred Stephen, 
b. 25 of 2. mo., 1875. (c) Mary H., b. 28 of 1 
mo., 1878. (fZ) Ethel Anna, b. 12 of 3 mo., 
1885. (7.) Stephen N., b. 27 of 2 mo., 1843, 
m. 26 July, 1863, Emeline E. Porter, b. 18 Mar., 
1844, and had: (a) William H., b. 22 July, 1865; 
d. 1 Jan., 1891. (&) Anna D., b. 24 Sept., 1866, 
m. 24 Sept., 1886, Henry A. Vail, [of Ephraim 
M.]. (c) Charles Stephen, b. 19 Oct., 1868. (cZ) 
Rosetta Maria, b. 2 Jan., 1874, m. 23 of 2 mo., 

1890, John H.Field. (e) Emma J., b. 16 Dec, 
1877. (/) Wilbur G.,b. 31 Oct., 1881. (8.) Ann 
Loretta, b. 12 of 5 mo., 1845, d. 3 of 10 mo., 1848. 
(9. ) Rosetta Anna, b. 24 of 5 m., 1850, m. 8 Nov., 
1871, Wilbur Fisk Curtis, and had: (a) Louis 
Alfred, b. 5. Oct., 1872, d. 7 Nov., 1881. (6) 
Bertha Evelyn, b. 2 May, 1874. (c) Edna Ann, 
b. 16 Oct., 1884. (d) Ethel Mae, b. 29 Mar., 
1887. (10.) Sarah Eliza, called Lizzie, b. 4 of 
3 mo., 1855, d. 26 of 12 mo., 1859. 

3. Mary S\,18I7-1893, m. 1839, John Reed, 
1807-1888, [of Seley], and had: John Seley, b. 
25 Sept., 1842, m. 29 July, 1864, Mary Eliza 
Shotwell, [of Edwin B'., Zachariah'', Benj"., 
Benj*., John', John", Abraham'], and had: (a) 
Edwin John, b. 2 of 6 mo., 1865, d. 24 of 5 mo., 

1866. (&) Charles Eugene, b. 19 of 9 mo., 1866, 
d. 2 of 7 mo., 1881. (c) William Elmer, b. 7 of 
8 mo., 1869, m. 25 Feb., 1890, Etta Myrna Clark, 
and had: Myrna Beulah, b. 28 of 9 mo., 1890. 
(d) Albert Seley, b. 14 of 9 mo., 1871, d. 5 of 10 
mo., 1872. (c) Sarah dna, b 4E of 6 mo., 1873. 
(/) Martha Beulah, b. 13 of 8 mo., 1875. {g) 
Myrna Nellie, b. 12 of 8 mo., 1877. (ft) David 
Smith, b. 25 of 6 mo., 1880. (t) Ruth A., b. 22 
of llmo., 1884. 

4. Isaac Martin', Jr., b. 1819, m. (1) 1843, 
Elvira L. Scofield, 182-3-1852, and had: (1.) 
Mary Ellen, 1844-1671 (precise dates for Shot- 
well children and their consorts recorded else- 
where), m. 1863, William Frank Robe, b. 1841, 
and had: (a) Georgia Louise, b. 26 Mar, 1864, 
d. 2 Nov., 186(3. (6) Herbert Jay, b. 10 Feb., 

1867. (c) Nellie May, b. 23 May, 1871. (2.) 
Lester Lewellin, 1846-1848. (3.) Sarah Eliza- 
beth, 1850-1887, m. (1) 1864, Henry Moreau; 
m. (2) 1877, Dr. Harry R. Nettleton. 

Isaac Martin,' Jr., m. (2) 1854, Delia A. 
Mattice, b. 1825, and had: (4.) Clara Annie, b. 
1856, m. 1872, Charles Henry Kellogg, b. 1852, 
and had: (a) Charles Henry, b. 10 July, 1873. 
(6) Kittie Clara, b. 16 Feb., 1876. (c) George 
Shotwell, b. 8 Dec, 1880. (5.) George M., b. 
1860, m. 1881, Nellie Houghtaling. 

5. Amy, 1821-1850. 

6. Hugh P\, b. 1825, m. 1850, Hannah Haines, 
b. 1830, [of Reuben', Jessie'], and had: (1.) 
Murray A., b. 1852. (2.) Elvin H, b. 1855, d. 
1855. (3.) Anna H., b. 1857. (4.) Edward R., 
b. 1859, m. (1) 1885, Lura Ann Edgerton, who 
d. 1886; m. (2) 1890. Lillian L Avery. (5.) 
Gertrude E., b. 1863, m. 1884, John D. Piper, 
b. 18G2, and had: (o) Murray Shotwell, b. 15 
of 2 mo., 1890, d. 12 of 9 mo., 1890. (6) Nellie 
Evangeline, b. 24 of 7 mo., 1891. (6.) Nellie 
H., b. 1871. (7.) Alice Evangeline, b. 1873. 

7. Nathan', b. 1826, m. 1850, Phebe B. 
Gardner, b, 1831, [of George Washington', John', 
John', William-, George'], and had: (1.) 
Rozilla Phebe, called Lilla P., b. 1851. (2.) 
Ambrose Milton, b, 1853. (3.) Cassius Emmett, 
b. 1855, m. 1885, Edith M. Briggs, b. 1866, and 
had: Owen Briggs Shotwell, b. 1886. (4.) Ida 



Ann, b. 1857, m. 1886, Jehiel K. Davis, b. 1848, 
and had: Jehiel Shotwell Davis, b, 5 Mar., 
1892. (5.) Manly Nathan, b. 1858. 

8. Sarah Edna, 1830-1854. 

9. David B\, b. 1833, m. (1) 1860, Adaliza 
J. Wilder, 1839-1870, and had: (1.) Edna 
Ann, 1861-1883, m. 1882, William Fred Smith, 
b. 1855, and had: Edna Adele, b. 19 Mar, 1883. 
(2.) Sarah Florella, called Flora S., b. 1863, m. 
1887, William Henry Maltby, b. 1862, and had: 
(a) Rebecca Delia, b. 26 July, 1889. (6) 
Frances Louise, b. 10 Sept., 1892. (c) Robert 
Irwin, b. 14 Feb. 1894. (3.) Jay Wilder, b. 
1865, m. Mar., 1893, Susan Elizabeth Langdon. 
(4.) Kate Maude, b. 1870, m. 1892, Charles R 
Loomis, b. 1858, and had : Glen Shotwell Loomis, 
b. 10 Feb., 1895, at Sherburne, N. T. 

David B\, m. (2) 1880, Margery Ann 
(McPherson) Mason, b. 1845, and had: (5.) 
Clyde Raymond, b. 1881. (6.) Clarence Hugh, 
b. 1883. (7.) Adaliza, b. 1884. (8.) Charles 
Edward, 1886-1887. 

10. Catharine E., 1836-1857. 

260. Isaac' Shotwell, 1798-1845, of Ohio, 
s. of Titus', Sr., and Deborah (Moore) Shotwell, 
of Belmont Co., O., [of DanieP, Joseph' ?, Dan- 
iel", Abraham' ], m. Hope Stanton, and had: 

1. Mary, b. 18 of 12 mo., 1822; dw. (1895), 
Seneca, Kans.; m. Vickers. 

2. Euth, b. 28 of 9 mo., 1824, dw. (1895), 
Seneca, Nemaha Co., Kans.; m. Vickers. 

3. Titus, called Titus III, b. 29 of 3 mo., 
1826, dw. Latrobe, Athens Co., O.; has in his 
possession a pair of silver sleeve buttons with 
the initials T. S. inscribed on them, that were 
worn by his grandfather, the Ist Titus, when 
young, and which were to be passed down to the 
name of Titus Shotwell; many years after the 
death of Titus II, they passed to this nephew, 
but so far as yet known the name will run out 
with the present holder. Like his father 
before him, Titus III was very active in the 
working of the underground railroad in the 
ante helium days, helping scores of oppressed 
and downtrodden Africans to start across the 
free states of the north to a land of liberty. He 
had a birthright membership in the Society of 
Friends, and after the division in 1828, both 
sides claimed him; when, however, he thought 
of marriage, both of the contracting parties, 
although members, did not wish to proceed 
according to the rules of the Society, and for this 
refusal they were disowned. He m. 20 of 10 
mo., 1852, Mary Doan. 

4. Borden, b. 6 of 12 mo., 1827, d. 10 of 7 
mo., 1830. 

5. Jonathan, b. 21 of 12 mo., 1829, d. 27 of 
7 mo., 1844. 

6. Elias, b. 22 of 3 mo., 1831, .d. 27 of 12 mo., 

7. Charlotte, b. 29 of 3 mo., 1833, d. 3 of 5 
mo., 1847. 


Emily, b. 20 of 3 mo., 1835, d. 9 of 3 mo., 

9. Thomas, b. 6 of 3 mo., 1837, dwells Logan, 
Hocking Co., O. 

10. Susan L., b. 27 of 4 mo., 1839, dwells 
Little Hocking, Washington Co., O.; m. 


11. Eleanor, b. 5 of 6 mo., 1841, dwells Twin 
Creek, Osborne Co., Kans.; m. Ellis. 

12. Isaac, b. 10 of 11 mo., 1843, dwells 
Rockland, Washington Co., O. 

13. Ezra Moore\ b. 28 of 10 mo., 1845, 6 
mos. and 11 days after the death of his father, 
dw. (1895 ), Sioux Falls, S. Dak., address 482 E. 
12th St., of the firm of E. M. Shotwell & Co,, 
successors to E. L. Smith & Co., proprietors of 
the coal and wood yard, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.; 
m. 5 Apr., 1868, Theora Dorr. 

Isaac' Shotwell, of 1508 N. 10th St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa., s. of Wilson" and Sarah ( Marsh ) 
Shotwell, of Moorestown, N. J., [of Joseph\ 
Jo8eph\ Joseph^ Daniel", Abraham'], m. Cath- 
arine Dell, dan. of Richard and Mary (Shot- 
well) Dell, and had: 

1. Thomas DeW, m. Adele Picot; has one 
daughter, Helen Picot Shotwell. 

2. Mary Dell. 

3. Ida, d unm. 

4. Eliza Elliott. 

5. Catharine. 

Isaac Martin' Shotwell, b. 1819, of Elba 
and Buffalo, N. Y., s. of Isaac W. and Edna C. 
(Pound) Shotwell, of Elba, N. Y., [of Richard^ 
Benj*., John^ John=, Abr'.], m. (1) 1843, Elvira 
L. 'Schofield, 1823-1852, dan. of Marlin and 
Eliza Schofield, of Elba, N. Y., and had: 

1. Mary Ellen', b 16 Sept., 1844, Elba, N. 
Y., and there d. 1 July, 1871; m. Elba, N. Y., 
16 May, 1863, Wm. Frank Robe, b. 16 Apr., 
1841, Elba, N. Y.; he subsequently married 

2. Lester Lewellin, b. 16 Nov., 1846, Elba, 
N. Y., and there d. 30 Aug., 1848. 

3. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 6 Feb., 1850, Elba, 
N. Y., d. Batavia, N. Y., 17 June, 1887, s. p.; m. 

(1) in Alexander, N. Y., June, 1864, Henry 

Moreau; she obtained a divorce about 1873; m. 

(2) in Batavia, N. Y., 22 Feb., 1877, Dr. Harry 
Racine Nettleton, b. 1 Jan., 1848, dw. Rochester, 
N. Y., a practicing physician, s. of King David 
and Harriet Elizabeth Nettleton, of Nunda, 
N. Y. 

Isaac M'. Shotwell, b. 1819, of Elba and 
Buffalo, N. Y.,[ of Isaac W., Richard', Benja- 
min*, John'', John", Abraham'], m. (2) 1854, 
Delia A. Mattice, b. 1825, dau. of Peter and 
Anna K. (Royce) Mattice of Elba, N. Y., 
[of Nicholas'], and had: 

4. Clara Annie\ h. 25 Apr., 1856, Elba, 
N. Y., dw. Buffalo, N. Y.; m. in Oakfield, N. 



T., 5 Oct., 1872, Charles Henry Kellogg, of 
Buffalo, N. T., b. there 8 Nov., 1852, a. of 
Charles Kellogg. 

5. Oeorge il/., b. 19 Sept., 1860, Oakfield, 
N. Y., was for several years a stenogragher, 
employed in brass and clock works, New York 
city and Conn., notary public in both states; 
m. in Buffalo, N. Y., 30 June, 1881, Nellie 
Houghtaling, dau. of John and Margaret. 

Isaac M'. Shotwell, b. 1835, of Corunna, 
Mich., s. of Benj." and Sarah (Hoag) Shot- 
well, of Elba, N. Y., [of Eichard', Benjamin*, 
John', John", Abraham'], m. 3Iary P. Estes, 
dau. of Allen Estes of Wheatland, and had: 

1. Sylvanvs, b. Wheatland, N. Y., d. voung. 

2. Thurston, b. Wheatland, N. Y., , 

1850 ±. 

Isaac' Shotwell, b. 1835 ±, of Smyrna, O., 
son of Thomas" and Ellen (Brown) Shotwell, of 
Somerton, O., [of Titus^ Daniel', Joseph' ?, 
Daniel", Abraham'], m. (1) Harriet Hobbs, 
and had : 

1. George Colson, b. 20 Dec, , 1856, Barnes- 
ville, Belmont Co., O., dw. Clark City, Mo. 

2. John F\,h. 15 Dec, 1858, Barnesville, 
O., salesman, m. 23 Dec, 1879, Ella R. Starbuck, 
of Somerton, O., b. in Kans., 23 Mar., 1860, dau. 
of Wm. of Belmont Co. , O. 

3. Emma Cornelie, b. 1 Aug., 1863, in 
Barnesville, O., dw. there, unm. (1888.) 

Isaac' Shotwell, b. 1835 ±, of Smyrna, O., 
[of Thos"., Titus', Daniel', Joseph'?, Daniel", 
Abraham'], m. (2) Sadie Fowler, of Belmont 
Co., O. , and had eight children. 

Isaac' Shotwell, b. 1834, of Sparta, Ont., dw. 
Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Puyallup, Wash., s. of 
John" and Matilda (Heaton) Shotwell, of Sparta, 
Ont., and Philadelphia, Pa., [of Wm\, John*, 
John', John", Abraham'], m, 1854, Mary Martha 
Nickerson, b. 1834, dau. of Nathaniel and Ber- 
th ena, and had: 

1. Geo. B., b. 1856, Sparta, Ont., dw. Mt. 
Clemens, Mich. 

2. Alfred N., b. 28 Nov., 1857, Sparta, C. W. 
(Ont.), graduated from Detroit Medical College, 
1884. Afterward practicing physician at Mt. 
Clemens, Mich., res. 98 Cass Bvd., office 36 
Macomb St. 

3. Mortimer, b. 1858. 

4. Charlotte Alma, b. 1860, at Sparta. 

5. Agnes May, b. 1868, at Lapeer, Mich. 
Either she or her sister m. Byron Thomas, and 
lives at 109 Taylor St., Seattle, Wash. 

6. Eolph S. , b. Lapeer, Mich, 

59. Isaiah' Shotwell, 1749-1832, of Plain- 
field, N. J., s. of John' and Grace (Webster) 
Shotwell, of Plainfield, N. J., [of John', John", 
Abraham'], m. 1772, Constant Lippincott, 

1753-1845, dau. of Remembrance' of Shrews- 
bury, N. J., [of Wml, Remembrance", Richard'], 
and had: 

1. Mary\ b. 23 of 9 mo., 1773, dw. near 
Rahway, but after death of her husband, lived 
with her deaf unm. dau, Rebecca in Plainfield, 
and there d, 7 of 10 mo., 1842, was an elder 
among Friends; m. at Plainfield, N, J., 23 of 

I mo., 1793, (as 2d wife), Thomas Laing, of 
Woodbridge Tp,, N. J., b. 5 of 10 mo., 1759, in 
Woodbridge Tp., and there d. near Rahway, 11 
of 2 mo., 1827, s. of Isaac and Annabella 
(Edgar) Laing of Turkey Hill, Middlesex, Co., 
N. J., [of John=, John'], 

2. Jediah, b. 15 of 3 mo., 1775, in Plain- 
field, N. J., owned and resided in a house that 
was standing in 1876, and which had been occu- 
pied by his uncle Wm. Shotwell, previous to 
the latter's removal to Canada, in 1803, and 
there d. 12 of 8 mo., 1847, s. p.; m. in 
Plainfield, N. J., 22 of 6 mo., 1796, Anna 
Pound, b. 26 of 7 mo., 1775, d. 4 of 3 mo., 1851, 
dau. of Samuel* and Catharine, (Webster) 
Pound, of Piscataway, N. J., [of Elijah', John", 
John']; she had been an esteemed minister for 
more than 40 yrs., and as such, visited Canada 
about 1820. 

3. Peter", b. 2 of 6 mo., 1777, Plainfield, 
N. J., settled at Rahway, N. J., where as early 
as 1804, and for many yrs. thereafter, he kept a 
country store, and there d. 30 of 1 mo., 1845, 
buried in Friends' ground and afterward moved 
to Hazelwood cemetery; m. at Friends' meeting 
house, Plainfield, N. J., 31 of 8 mo., 1803, 
Phebe* Vail, b. 16 of 5 mo., 1779, d. Upper 
Rahway, N. J., 19 of 9 mo.. 1866, dau. of 
Abraham', and Margaret (Fitz Randolph) 
Vail of Greenbrook, Warren Tp., Somerset 
Co., N. J., [of John", Samuel'). 

4. Abel", b. 2 of 2 mo,, 1779;' learned the 
trade of a tanner with James Cox, a con- 
sistent Friend, whose son, Dr, Samuel H. 
Cox, was father of Bishop Arthur C. Coxe of 
the western diocese of N. Y. Abel took cert. 
of membership to New York M. M. from R, 
and P. M, M. dated 18 of 4 mo., 1798; fol- 
lowed the business of tanner and courier at 
Milton (now Rahway), N. J., and afterwards 
engaged in the business of grocer and baker 
in Upper Rahway, and there d. 20 of 2 mo,, 
1840; m. in Plainfield Friends' meeting house, 
6 of 6 mo., 1810, Elizabeth' Vail. b. 17 of 2 
mo.. 1782, d. Rahway, N, J., 15 of 8 mo., 
1866, dau. of Abraham' and Margaret (Fitz 
Randolph) Vail, of Greenbrook, Somerset Co., 
N. J., [of John", Samuel']. 

5. Thomas Latham'', b, 1 of 9 mo., 1781, was 
placed with Willet Hicks and given a cert, of 
membership from R. and P. M. M. 17 of ] mo,, 
1799, directed to N. Y. M. M,, d. near Cross- 
wicks, Burlington Co., N. J., 21 of 8 mo,, 1859; 
m. 8 of 5 mo., 1806, Elizabeth Satterthwait, b. 

II of 6 mo., 1786, dwelt Crosswicks, N. J., and 


there d. 19 of 1 mo., 1843, one of the'14 children, 
(11 sons and 3 daughters), of Joshua Wright 
Satterthwait, of Crosswicks, N. J., b. 7 of 3 mo., 
1755, d. 28 of 12 mo., 1816, and wife Ann, who d. 
23 of 7 mo., 1834. 

They became members of Chesterfield M. 
M. by cert, from R. and P. M. M., dated 16 of 
7 mo., 1807. 

6. William, b. 7 of 3 mo., 1783, Plainfield, 
N. J., and there d. at the res. of his brother 
Jediah, 17 of 12 mo., 1846, in 64th yr. of his 
age, unm; was not sane. 

7. Grace, b. 21 of 4 mo., 1786, d. 4 of 6 mo., 

8. Joseph Lippincott\ h. 14 of 6 mo., 1787; 
dw. N. Plainfield, N. J., and there d. 12 of 10 
mo., 1871; m. in Plainfield (N. J.) Friends 
meeting house 25 of 10 mo., 1809, Christiana 
Vail, b. 11 of 12 mo., 1788, d. N. Plainfield, N. 
J., 29 of 11 mo., 1871, dau. of Abraham' and 
Margaret (Fitz Randolph) Vail, [of John", Sam- 
uel' ], and sister to the wives of Peter and Abel. 

9. Edmund", b. 3 of 4 mo., 1791, learned the 
trade of bricklayer in Philadelphia, taking cert, 
of membership from E. and P. M. M. to the M. 
M, for the northern district of Philadelphia, 
dated 19 of 8 mo., 1812; dw. there for many yrs; 
d. in Rah way, N. J., 3 of 4 mo., 1866, aged ex- 
actly 75 yrs.; m. in Philadelphia, Pa., Sarah R. 
Shepard, b. 7 of 1 mo., 1792, in Philadelphia, 
Pa., d. Rahway, Middlesex Co., N, J., 21 of 7 

mo., 1860, dau, of Nathan and (Hart) 

Sheppard, of Phila., granddaughter of Seymour 
Hart who came to America when a boy, and 
niece of Moses Sheppard who bequeathed an 
estate of one million dollars to found an insane 
asylum at Baltimore. 

■10. Samuel Emlin\ b. 21 of 5 mo., 1793, 
Plainfield, N. J., was apprenticed to Henry Ab- 
bot, of Phila., beroming member of the M. M. 
for the northern district of Phila., by cert, from 
R. and P. M. M. dated 20 of 9 mo., 1810; dw. at 
Milton, (now Rahway), Middlesex (now Union) 
Co., N. J., and there d. 15 of 9 mo., 1823; m. at 
Friends' meeting house Middletown, Bucks Co., 
Pa., 13 of 2 mo., 1817, Sarah Carlile Rich, dau. 
of Joseph and Elizabeth Rich, of Attleboro 
(now Langhom), Pa. 

The following is a portion of an account of 
Samuel Emlin Shotwell, published in "Friends 
Miscellany," Vol. Ill, Second Edition 1845 pp. 

"From a child he was of a mild and pleasant 
disposition, and the sweetness of his spirit in- 
creased with his years. As he grew to the 
state of manhood, he became a true friend of 
the afflicted, was qualified to extend the hand 
of sympathy to those in distress — for trials of 
various kinds attended him, such as loss of 
property, and of professed friends, etc. He 
was just and upright in all his dealings among 
men; and when disappointments occurred, he 
bore them with much humility; trusting in 

that Almighty Arm which ever supports the 
faithful, and which he witnessed to be near 
him in his trials and difiiculties. 

" His mind had been exercised for some time, 
under a belief that some more active labors 
were required at his hands, respecting the dis- 
cipline of the church; but considering his 
youth, he had not yielded to these impressions, 
till the last meeting for discipline which he 
attended. Feeling the renewing of this con- 
cern, he then thought he heard this language 
spoken in the secret of his soul, ' This is thy 
time and thy only time.' On which he gave 
up in obedience to apprehended duty, and 
spoke a few words to the business before the 
meeting. He afterwards remarked with thank- 
fulness, that he never went from a meeting so 
well satisfied before, and whatever people might 
say, he enjoyed peace of mind as the result of 

"After his marriage with Sarah Rich, of 
Buck's county, (Pa.), he was several times 
visited with sickness, which brought him very 
low, — several of his family were also afflicted 
with illness — all of which he bore with much 
composure and fortitude as dispensations from 
the Almighty. His constitution being but 
slender, his wife was anxious that he might get 
into some easy way of business for a livelihood. 
But he felt best satisfied to continue at his call- 
ing, under an apprehension that there would be 
a change in the family, — though he saw not in 
what way it might occur. In about a week 
after, being the 12th of the 9th month, 1823, he 
complained of feeling very much wearied, and 
retired to his bed . . . .He several times 
expressed the love he felt for the whole human 
family. At one time, with much composure he . 
said, ' There is nothing between me and the 
Almighty. If it is His will to take me, I am 
prepared.' He then with a pleasant counte- 
nance conversed with his wife on this very 
solemn event, greatly to the consolation of his 
tried mind." 

11. Hugh, b. 10 of 8 mo., 1795, Plainfield, N. 
J,, his last known place of residence about 1830, 
was in Darke Co., O., whence, it is said, he pro- 
posed to go with a drove of horses to Phila.; he 
m. in Morristown, N. J., Hannah Cole of 
Moorestown, Burlington Co., N. J., who d., s. p. 

243. (i) Jabez" Shotwell, 1791-1871, of Rich- 
mond, Ray Co., Mo., s. of John'^ and Abigail 
(Shipman) Shotwell of Mayslick, Mason Co., 
Ky., [of John*, Abraham' (?), John^, Abr.'], m. 
, and had: 

1. Ester Ann, d. many years ago, leaving one 

son , who dw. (1891), in New Mexico, 

having married a Mexican lady and had two 
children and several grandchildren. 

2. Benjamin, d. at age of 22, s. p. 

3. William, b. 1824±, m and 

has two daughters and one grandchild (b. before 



Feb., 1891). One of the sons was a practicing 

physician at Richmond, Mo. ; m. The 

other three children — Lucy, George and 
Mamie — dw. on a farm one mile from Rich- 
mond, Mo. Lucy taught in the college at Rich- 
mond. George was a farmer; m. Mercy 
Sanders. Their father Wm. Shotwell owns a 
farm one mile from Richmond, Mo. 

4. John W\, b. 1829 ± ; is an attorney at law, 
notary public, and insurance agent at Rich- 
mond, Mo.; owns several farms, and the 
improvements on his home place cost about 
$8,000; in religion a Baptist; m. 

5. Jabez\ b. 1831 ±, dw. near Odessa, in 
La Fayette Co., Mo., m. 

6. Charles, dw. Gainesville, Texas; is a 
practicing physician; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

7. Fannie, dw. Lexington, Mo., m. 

Her son Charles, married and had one child. 
Her daughter Fannie was a widow in 1891. 

Jabez' Shotwell, b. 1831 ±, of La Fayette 

Co., Mo., P. O. Odessa, s. of Jabez* and 

( ) Shotwell, of Richmond, Mo., [of John'', 

John*, Abraham^ (?), Johrj", Abr.'], m. 

and had: 

1. ,a daughter, m. 

2. ,a daughter, m. J. E. Ball, a 

lawyer of Richmond, Mo., and had five children, 
one of whom m. a druggist of Odessa, La Fayette 
Co., Mo., and had one child. 

3. Alice. 

4. Susie. 

5. Milton. 

6. Benjamin, 

22. Jacob* Shotwell, 1721-1793, of Rahway, 
Middlesex, (now Union), Co., N. J., s. of John' 
and Mary (Thorn) Shotwell, of Shotwell's 
Landing, N. J., [of John", Abraham'], m. (1) 
1746, Eleanor Haydock, 1716 ±-1762, and had: 

1. Hannah, b. 20 of 1 mo., 1749, Rahway, 
Middlesex (now Union) Co., N. J., d. in New 
York City; m. Rahway, N. J., 28 of 11 mo., 
1770, Isaac Shotwell, a merchant of Rahway, N. 
J., s. of Jacob* [of Joseph^ DanieP, Abraham']. 

2. Eden^, b. 7 of 4 mo., 1755, in Lower 
Rahway, N. J.; having served an apprenticeship 
in New York and desiring to remain there, a 
cert, of membership was given him by R. and 
P. M. M. 16 of 9 mo., 1772, he returned with a 
similar cert, from New York M. M. dated 1 of 3 
mo., 1775; James and Eden Shotwell became 
members of N. Y. M. M. by cert, from R. and 
P. M. M. dated 19 of 11 mo., 1777; James was 
disowned by Flushing M. M. 4 of 5 mo., 1780; 
Eden was afterward a merchant in Phila., Pa., 
and there d. before the memory of his nephew, 
Eden Shotwell; he m. Mary Haddock. 

Jacob* Shotwell, 1721-1793, of Lower Rah- 
way, N. J., [of John', John-, Abraham'], m. (2) 

1766, Katharine Tilton, of Shrewsbury, N. J., 
and had only: 

3. Nathan\ b. , 1768, in Lower 

Rahway, N. J., was a merchant, dw. on the 
homestead at Rahway, afterward at Blazing 
Star, Middlesex Co., N. J., whence with his 
family in 1834, he removed to La Porte, Ind., 
and there d. aged 80 yrs., interred in Friends 
ground near that place; was a cripple for many 
yrs. ; m. at Rahway, N. J., 24 of 5 mo., 1798, 
Sarah Fitz Randolph, b. 1782, d. Middlesex Co., 
N. J., 14 of 9 mo., 1815, dan. of Jacob and Anna 
(Webster) Fitz Randolph, of Blazing Star, N, 
J., [of Isaac", Jacob' (?)]. 

40. Jacob* Shotwell, b. 1729, s. of Joseph' 
and Mary (Manning) Shotwell, [of DanieP, 
Abraham'], m. about 1750-54, , and had: 

1. Isaac', dw. Rahway, N, J., when he there 
m. with Unity of Friends and consent of parents, 
28 of 11 mo., 1770, Hannah Shotwell, of Wood- 
bridge Tp., b. 20 of 1 mo., 1749-50, dau. of Jacob* 
andEleanor (Haydock) Shotwell, of Lower Rah- 
way, N. J., [of John', John", Abraham']. They 
and their minor children, Eden, Joseph, Eliza- 
beth, and Catharine, having some time before 
1791 removed to New York City, took cert, of 
membership to the M. M. there from R. and P. 
M. M., dated 21 of 7 mo., 1791. 

57 . Jacob^ Shotwell, b. 1746, s. of John* and 
Grace (Webster) Shotwell, of Plainfield, N. J., 
[of John^, John", Abraham'], m.l769, Bersheha 
Pound, b. 1747, dau. of Elijah and Elizabeth 
Pound of Piscataway, N. J., [of John', John'], 
and had: 

1. Mary, was a preacher and remained with 
the Orthodox Friends after the separation in 

2. Sarah, b. 1 of 9 mo., 1772; d. at age of 29, 

3. ' Ralph", b. 6 of 11 mo., 1773, Plainfield, N. . , 
J., and there d. 4 of 9 mo., 1826; m. (1) Eliza- ^ 
beth Marsh, called Betsey, a near relative, who 
d. 12 of 5 mo., 1812, buried at Plainfield, dau. of 
William of Ash Swamp; they were married out 
of meeting, for this, and being nearly related, 
they were under discipline by R. and P. M. M., 
but after many months deliberation both con- 
cluded to retain their right of membership in the 
Society. Ralph m. (2) in Plainfield, N. J., 
Osy Tingley, b. Plainfield, N. J., and there d. 
17 of 5 mo., 18.., dau. of Jacob, of Washington 
Valley. N. J. 

4. Dani('l\ called " Daniel on the Hill," b. 28 
of 7 m., 1775, d. S.Aug., 1851, buried in Friends 
ground; m. (1) his cousin Mary' Shotwell, who 
d. when her only son was 3 years old, dau. of 
John Smith" and Phebe (Shotwell) Shotwell, [of 
John*, John', John", Abraham']; m. (2) Phebe 
Cole, dau. of William. 

5. John, b. 24 of 10 mo., 1779, dw. Plainfield, 
N. J., and there d., s.p.; was an Orthodox Friend; 


m. Mercy Smith, called " Massy," a minister 
among Orthodox Friends, dau. of Samuel, of 
Newark, and great-granddaughter of Shobel and 
Prudence (Fitz Randolph) Smith, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. 

6. Elijah' (twin of John), b. 24 of 10 mo., 
1779, d. Scotch Plains, near Plainfield, N. J., 9 
of 5 mo., 1857, m. his cousin, Jemima G. Piatt, 
who d. near Pittsburgh, Pa., about 1868, dau. of 
Capt . Wm. and Sarah ( Shotwell' ) Piatt, [ of John*, 
John^, John^, Abraham']. 

Jacob' Shotwell, b. 1804, of , III, s. of 

Ealph" and Elizabeth (Marsh) Shotwell, [of 
Jacob", John*, John^ John', Abraham' J, m. Dor- 
cas Drake, dau. of Noe Drake, of Washington- 
ville, N. J., and had a large family, among them : 

1. Jonathan, (eldest son), was accidentally 
shot soon after removal with father's family to 

Jacob Alexander' Shotwell, b. 1850, of 
Wanatchee, Wash., s. of Eden'' and Ann M. 
(Haas) Shotwell, of Bennett, Neb., [of Nathan', 
Jacob*, John^ John", Abr.'], m. 1872, Susan E. 
Canfield, b. 1854, and had: 

1. Henry Irviyig, b. 21 of 11 mo., 1873, Tope- 
ka, Kans. 

2. Erancis Eden, b. 10 of 10 mo., 1875, La- 
bette Co., Kan. 

3. Anna Lora, b. 2 of 3 mo., 1884, Ellens- 
burgh, Wash. 

4. Nora Edna, b. 28 of 10 mo., 1885, Ellens- 
burgh, Wash. 

5. Ralph Leroij, b. 22 of 3 mo., 1887, El- 
lensburgh, Wash. 

6. Lyman Ray, b. 5 of 3 mo., 1889, Wanat- 
chee, Wash. 

Jacob Zavitz' Shotwell. b. 1840, of Garri- 
son, Butler Co., Neb., s. of Zachariah P'. and 
Margaret (Zavitz) Shotwell, of Lobo, Ont., 
[of Thosl, Benj',, Benj*., John^ Jno"., Abr'.], 
m. 1870, Arabella J. Cox, b. 1840 ±, dau. of 
Joseph, Jr., and Hannah (Briggs) Cox, of 
Scottsville, N. Y., and had: 

1. Catharine E., b. 13 of 3 mo., 1871, Butler 
Co., Neb. 

2. Joseijh Cox, b. 17 of 3 mo., 1873, Butler 
Co., Neb., and there d. in infancy. 

3. Wm. Me'rii, b. 8 of 10 mo., 1874, Pawnee 
Res., now Nance Co., Neb. 

4. Annette, b. 16 of 8 mo., 1876, Pawnee 
Res., now Nance Co., Neb. 

5. Elizabeth May, b. 11 of 8 mo. , 1878, Platte 
Co,, Neb. 

, 60. James'' Shotwell, b. 1752, of Long 

\J Bridge, Allamuchy, N. J., express rider under 

Washington during the Revolutionary War, s. 

of John* and Grace (Webster) Shotwell of 

Plainfield, N. J., [of John^ John", Abraham'], 

m. Elsie (Sm,alley) Runyan, b. 1758; dau. of 
Andrew Smalley of Harris' Lane, and had: 

1. William, b. 18 of 4 mo. (Apr.), 1783, 
dw. Long Bridge, near Allamuchy, Inde- 
pendence Tp., Warren Co., N. J., and there 
d. when his children were young; m. at or 
near Hackettstown, N. J., Mary Ayers, dau. 
of Ezekiel Ayers. 

2. Nancy, b. 13 of 7 mo. (July), 1785, m. 
(1) in Long Bridge, N. - J., John Green, dwelt 
Green village and Drakesville, Morris Co., N. 
J., and there d. during the war of 1812, in 
which he served; m. (2) William Vliet of 
Vienna, N. J.; m. (3) Hardwick, N. J., John 
Schmuck, who dw. Warren Co., N. J., and 
there d. 

3. Clarissa', b. 22 of 2 mo. (Feb.), 1787, 
dw. in Ohio; m. at Long Bridge, N. J., David 

4. Clarkson\ b. 20 of 2 mo. (Feb.), 1789, 
removed with all his large family about 1830, 
from Warren Co., N. J., to Pontiac, Oakland 
Co., Mich., and there d.; m. in N. J., Keziah 
Sutton, step-daughter of Freeman. 

5. Charles, b. 20 of 12 mo. (Dec), 1792, 
m. Ann Maines. 

6. Jonathan", b. 25 of 9 mo. (Sept.), 1795, 
inherited the homestead of his father at Long 
Bridge, and there d. 14 Jan , 1850; in politics 
a democrat, was repeatedly a member of the 
New Jersey legislature from Warren Co., in 
the early half of the 19th century; was a birth- 
right Friend but became a Methodist; m. at 
Allamuchy, N. J., 1 July, 1818, Phebe Will- 
son, b. 18 July, 1796, d. at Longbridge, N. J., 
dau. of Mordecai and Anna (Larison) Willson. 
They were Friends. 

James Shotwell, (parentage not ascer- 
tained), dw. Essex Co., when he m. in Friends 
meeting at Rahway, 27 of 5 mo., 1772, Anna 

Moore, of Essex Co., who afterward m 

Line, Lane or Laing, and d. in Eden, N. T. 
Among the witnesses to this marriage in 1772, 
were Elizabeth Moore, Abraham Shotwell, Mary 
Shotwell, and Isaac Shotwell. James and Ann 
(Moore) Shotwell, had: 

1. Marf-, h. 18 of 2 mo., 1778, d. Eden, N. 
Y., 21 of 10 mo., 1862; m. in Rahway Friends' 
meeting 16 of 10 mo., 1800, Eber Willson, of 
Independence, N. J., b. 25 of 1 mo., 1779, s. of 
Gabriel" and Keziah (Decker) Willson, [of 
Samuel'). Among the witnesses to this mar- 
riage were Joseph, John, Margaret, Anne, Sarah 
and Phebe Shotwell, Gabriel, Kezia, Lydia, 
John, and James Willson, John, John, Jr., 
Bethiah, Elizabeth, Anna, Phebe, and Ann 

2. Elizabeth; m. David Taylor. 

3. Joseph-, b. 25 of 4 mo., 1788, d. Eden, N. 
Y., 16 Mch., 1863; m. with approbation of R. 
and P. M. M. 26 of 7 mo., 1809, Sarah Thorn, 
b. 25 of 4 mo., 1790, d. Eden, N. Y., 23 Oct., 


18B7, dau. of Abraham^ and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Thorn, of Junius, N. Y., [of Abraham", Abra- 
ham']; became members of Eden M. M. by 
cert, from E. and P. M. M., dated 23 of 8 mo., 
1815, settled on the farm now occupied by their 
grandson, Joseph Kester, in Eden, Erie, Co., 
N. Y. 

James' Shotwell, 1810-1845, of Hacketts- 
town, N. J., s. of Wm''. and Mary (Ayres) Shot- 
well, of Long Bridge, Warren Co., N. J., [of 
Jas'., John*, John', John", Abr'.], m. 1831, Phebe 
Ayres, b. 1812, and had: 

1. Archibald Ayres, b. 10 Aug., 1832, dw. 
Hackettstown, N. J., a farmer, unm., 1888. 

2. •*, a dau., dw. Hackettstown, N. J., and 

there d. , 1883 ±; m. Dr. Theodore Crane, 

of Hackettstown, N. J., dw. there on Washington 
St. (1888). 

3. Walter U., h. 7 Sept., 1840, Hackettstown, 
N. J., dw. No, 77 Roseville Ave., Newark, N. J., 
salesman in a clothing house in New York City; 
m. at Stanhope, N. J., ..Nov., 1861 or '62, Har- 
riet Decker. 

James' Shotwell, s. of Smith" and Mary 
(Crawford) Shotwell, of Thorold, Ont., [of Wm'., 
John*, John'', John^ Abr'.], m. Matilda Seley, 
and had: 

1. James, dw. in town of Boston, Erie Co., 

2. Cora E. 

James Fitz Randolph' Shotwell. b. 1822, s. 
of Robert'' and Martha (Fitz Randolph) Shot- 
well, [of Manning", Benj*., John', Daniel", Abr'.], 
m. (1) Julia Caroline Welch, and had: 

1. Martha Ann. 

2. Mary Virginia. 

3. Richard W. 

Capt. James A'. Shotwell, b. 1837, of Minne- 
apolis, Minn., s. of Daniel" and Margaret (Force) 
Shotwell, of Alexandria, Minn., [of Daniel', 
Daniel*, Joseph', Daniel", Abraham'], m. 1876, 
HaitieA. {Camhell) Shotwell, b. 1849, dau. of 
Moses D. and Paulina (Whittemore) Cambell, 
[of David], and had: 

1. Louis Barrett, b. 10 Dec, 1876, at Alex- 
andria, Minn; is salesman (youngest on the floor, 
aged 18), in the carpet department of Donald- 
son's Glass Block Store, Minneapolis, Minn., 
employed there since 1891. 

2. Daniel Branson, b. 28 Feb., 1880, at Alex- 
andria, Minn. 

3. Marguerite Paulina, b. 15 Oct., 1881. 

4. James Densmore, b. 7 June, 1884. 

5. Boy Hayden, b. 31 May, 1887. 

James' Shotwell, [of Abraham V". Samuel'', 

Abraham*, Joseph', DanieP, Abraham'], m , 

and had: 

1. Dellie, dw. (1895) Fredon, Sussex Co., N. J. 

2. , a dau., dw. (1890) at Johnson- 
burg, Warren Co., N. J., m. John A. Stickles. 

James Luther* Shotwell, b. 1848, of Audrain 
Co., Mo., s. of Albert' and Catharine (Geery) 
Shotwell, of Bowling Green, Pike Co., Mo., [of 
John'", Jno'., Jno*., Abraham' ( ?), Jno"., Abra- 
ham'], m. 1865, Sarah Catharine Magee, and 

1. Charles Albert', b. 5 June, 1867, Pike Co., 
Mo., is a farmer in Audrain Co., Mo., P. 0., Far- 
ber; in politics a democrat; m. at Clarksville, 
Pike Co., Mo., .. March, 1885, Mattie Smith. 

2. Wdlie\ h. 16 March, 1873; m. 

3. John i? , b. 30 July, 1875. 

4. Leo7iu,h. autumn of 1877; m Bishop, 

had a daughter b. 1895. 

5. James, d. when 9 months old. 

Jaspee'^ Shotwell, of Ohio, s. of John* and 

Anna ( ) Shotwell, of Middlesex Co., 

N. J., [of Abr'.( ?), John", Abr'.], is supposed to 
have had a son David'^, who dw. in southern 
Ohio, perhaps identical with the David Shotwell 
of Boone Co.,Ky., who left two married daughters 
living about two miles N. of Burlington, Ky. 

Jasper' Shotwell, 1810-1849, of Mason Co., 
Ky., s. of John" and Sally (Burroughs) Shotwell, 
of Mason Co., Ky., [of John', John*, Abrl(?) 
John-. Abr'.], m 1843, Ann McMillen, 1825- 
1864 ± , dau. of Kinzie and Isabell (Givens) Mc- 
Millen, and had: 

1. Malissa, d. young. 

2. Eliza, b. 6 May., 1847, dw. Kirkwood, St. 
Louis Co., Mo.; m. spring of 1869, William H. 
Biggs, who is Judge of the Court of Appeals of 
the State of Missouri. 

3. Sarah Isabel (called Bell), b. about 1 Aug., 
1849; dw. Kansas City, Missouri, m. .. Oct., 
1870, James H. Caldwell. 

Jediah' Shotwell, b. 1822, of Hightstown, 
Mercer Co., N. J., s. of Thos. L"., and Elizabeth 
(Satterthwait) Shotwell, of Crosswicks, N. J., [of 
Isaiah ', John*, John', John', Abraham' ], m. 1845, 
Martha Ann Provost, and had: 

1. Ann Elizabeth, b. 27 of 3 m., 1846. 

2. Thomas, b. 29 of 6 mo., 1848. 

3. Erastus, b. 30 of 9 mo., 1850; d. 12 of 2 
m., 1851. 

4. Phcbe T., b. 30 of 1 mo., 1853; d. 12 of 12 
mo., 1856. 

5. Phebe Ella, h. 17 of 6 mo., 1859. 

6. Jediah, Jr., b. 19 of 8 mo., 1S62; d. 26 of 
9 mo., 1863. 

Jeptha' Shotwell, b. 1824, of Allen Co., O., 
8. of Joseph" and Mary (Arrison) Shotwell, of 
Cleveland, O., [of Hugh", John*, John'. John", 
Abr'.], m. 1849, Nancy Cooper, dau. of Thos. 
and Hannah, and had: 



1. An7ia, b. 1857, dw. with parents, Evan- 
dale, O.. unm. (1888). 

2. Mary Louisa!', b. 1858, dw. Evandale, O.; 
m. 1877, George Bascom. 

8. Lenora, b. 1860. 

4. " John Brough Shotwell, was born on a 
farm near Delphos, Allen Co., Ohio, October 9, 
1863, and was named in honor of the war 
governor, Brough of the State. Mr. Shotwell 
was educated in the public schools and at 18 
began teaching in a country school in Hamilton 
county, Ohio. In 1885 he entered Hughes' High 
School (Cin.), where he graduated in 1888. He 
then resumed teaching in the country and 
followed the work for two years when he 
became a reporter on the Cincinnati Times- 
Star. Iq 1891 he was engaged on the Cincin- 
nati Commercial Gazette, and for three years 
did local work and also traveled in all parts 
of the United States for his employers. In 
1894, his health giving way, he visited Cali- 
fornia, and on returning took employment 
with the Times-Star, upon which journal he 
is now (1895) engaged. Mr. Shotwell enjoys 
the distinction of having dined with presidents 
and with eminent men of many professions. 
He has also written many newspaper and 
magazine sketches of more than local interest 
on matters of politics and on points visited by 
him in this country. During his newspaper 
career Mr. Shotwell studied law and was 
admitted to the bar. June 16, 1892, he was 
married to Miss Gena J. W. Phillips of 
Carthage, Ohio. Mr. Shotwell is a Republican 
and known in his party as a delegate to 
county and state conventions. He has held 
one ofSce, that of member of the board of 
education at Evandale, O. Mr. Shotwell resides 
in Cincinnati, O., at this writing." 

5. Thomas, b. 1867, dwells (1895) Cincin- 
nati, O. 

71. Jeremiah' Shotwell, 1757-1830, of 
Rahway, N. J., s. of Abraham* and Mary 
(Potts) Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. J., [of 
John^, John-, Abraham'], m. 1781, Mary 
, 1762±-1817, and had: 

1. George, dw. Milford, Pa., a physician. 

Joel' Shotwell, 1810-1880, of Gamett, 
Anderson Co., Kans., s. of John'' and Grace 
(Marsh) Shotwell, of Kans., [of Wm'*., John*, 
John^, John^ Abr'.], m. Sarah Jane Blans- 
field, and had: 

1. Matilda Elizabeth, b. Lobo, C. W., dw. 
(1888) with her mother in Tenn. or Kans., 
unm., became member of Yarmouth M. M. of 
( Hie.) Friends by request 10 of 10 mo., 

2. John Blansfield', h. Lobo, C. W. 

1844±, dw. Strathroy, Ont., a teacher; m. at 
Caradoc, Ont., 24 May, 1871. 

2. John' Shotwell, Sk.,* d. 1719, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., formerly of Staten Island, s. of 
Abraham Shotwell, of Elizabeth Town, N. J.,and 
New York, m. 14 Oct., 1679, Elizabeth Burton, 
and had: 

1. John", Jr., b. about 1685-6, d. at his res. in 
Essex Co., N. J., 15 of 6 mo., 1762, in the 77th yr. 
of his age. In 1708, he brought from Friends' 
Meeting in Philadelphia, where he had been 
learning a trade, the following cert, to the 
Monthly Meeting at Woodbridge, N. J.: 

" Prom our Monthly Meeting held at Philadelphia, this 
29th Day of ye Eight Mo., 1708. To the Monthly Meet- 
ing of Priands at Woodbridge, Greeting: Whereas, John 
Shotwell, who came from your parts to Serve an appren- 
ticeship in this City, which being fulfilled & he intend- 
ing to return to ye place of his former abode, hath reg- 
ularly applied to this meeting for a Certificate Concerning 
his Conversation (whilst among us) and Clearness with 
respect to Marriage. These are therefore according to 
ye wholesome and necessary Disipline of truth to Certify 
on his behalf that after due inquiry made we find his 
Conversation has bin orderly & his diligence in keeping 
to meetings Commendable as becomes our holy profes- 
sion and as to Clearness relating to Marriage we have 
no Cause to think him under any ingagements of that 
kinde. So recommending him to your Care with desires 
for his prosperity in ye blessed truth we Dearly Salute 
you & take leave. Your affectionate friends & Brethren. 
Wm. Southby, Tho. Griffith, 

Richard Hill, David Loyd, 

Nicholas Wain, Anthony Morris, 

Hugh Dewboy, Griffith Owen, 

Nathan Stanbury, Tho. Story, / 

Sam. Carpenter, Ralph Jackson, / 
Wm. Hudson, Christopher Blackburn. 

" At a Monthly Meeting held att Nathaniel 
fitz Randolph [in Woodbridge], ye 20th Day of 
ye 8th Mo., 1709, .... John Shotwell, 
Jun., requested a Certificate of this Meeting of 
his Clearness in relation to Marriage & Conver- 
sation, he having bin hear but a little while Since 
he brought a good Certificate from Philadelphia 
which gave friends satisfaction that he is clear, 
ordered John Kinsy to gitt him one & Sign in 
ye behalf of ye Meeting." 

" At Monthly Meeting in Flushing, 3d of ye 9 
month, 1709, John Chatwell (Jr.) [of ] Staten 
Island and Mary Thorn (Jr.) of Flushing [dau. 
of Joseph] appeared and delivered their consent 
and intention of marriage for the second time." 

They we re married at Flushing, L. I. , 8 of 9 mo., 
1709; she was b. about 1686, and d. 11 of 11 mo., 
1768, aged 82 yrs. They settled about 1709, on 
the left or northwesterly bank of Rahway river, 
in Essex (now Union) Co., N. J. The place was 
long known as Shotwell's Landing, afterward 
Bricktown, within the corporate limits of the 
present city of Rahway, about one mile below 
the original town, formerly called Bridgetown or 
Lower Rahway. The property has passed out 
of the family. During the decade 1870-1880, 
streets were laid out through the farm, the side- 
walks paved, the assessments for the so called 
improvements being more than the farm could 

•A petition of Protestants of New Yorli to King WiUiam III, 30 
Dec, 1701, was signed by John Shotwell, Daniel Shotwell and others. 
Doo. Col. Hist. VI 97. 



be sold for, and it is ruined for agricultural pur- 
poses. Nothing now remains to mark the spot 
where John and his son Benjamin resided more 
than a century ago. A street called Lenington 
Ave., opened about 1866, passes over the ground 
where the dwelling stood and obliterated what, 
until that time, showed that a house and cellar 
had been there. Here John, Jr., had meetings 
of Friends appointed before their establishment 
in Rahway. On the last of 2d day in 5th mo., 
1751, the' Quarterly Meeting previously held 
only in Shrewsbury, assembled for the first time 
in Woodbridge; John Shotwell and Edward Fitz 
Randolph were the representatives from the 
Woodbridge M. M. 

2. Elizabeth"; m. in Woodbridge, N. J., in 9 
mo., (Nov.), 1705, John Laing, Jr., b. 1680 ±, 
who came from Scotland with his parents, John 
and Margaret Laing, as is believed, in the year 
1685, when about 4 to 6 yrs. old. He resided at 
what was for a long time called Plainfield, in 
Piscataway Tp„ Middlesex Co., N. J., and there 
d. in 1728, before 21 of 9 mo., leaving by his will 
half an acre of land on which to build a meeting 
house for Friends in that neighborhood, as it 
had been found inconvenient to attend the meet- 
ings in Woodbridge. Meetings had for several 
years previous to his decease been held on first 
and fourth days in his house; but the Monthly 
Meetings were held only at Woodbridge, On 
the ground given by him, a meeting house was 
built in the year 1736, which was occupied until 
the year 1788, when the present house was erected 
about two miles to the west, and was still called 
Plainfield Meeting, from which has grown up the 
present city of that name, one of the finest and 
most flourishing towns of the state. 

3. Sarah\ m. ..of 4 mo., 1712, Benjamin 
Smith, of Woodbridge Tp.. N. J., b. there "Jan. 
ye 28th," 1687-8, d. 1735, s. of Samuel and 
Easter [Esther] Smith, of Woodbridge. 

" At our Monthly Meeting held at Nath'l fitz 
Randolph's, in Woodbridge, ye 17th day of ye 2 

mo., 1712 Benj'n Smith and Sarah 

Shotwel.l brought a paper to this meeting desir- 
ing our Consent to Marry among us. Fds. after 
a Serious Consideration of ye matter did Consent 
to permitt y'm to declare their Intentions of Mar- 
riage next Monthly Meeting, w'th this proviso, 
y't nothing appear to hinder by ye next Monthly 

"Att our Monthly Meeting held att Nathaniel 
fitz Randolph's, in Woodbridge, ye 15th of 3rd 
mo., 1712, .... Jane fitz Randolph and 
Eliz. Griffith presented to this [the Men's] Meet- 
ing Benj'n Smith & Sarah Shotwell who declared 
their Intentions of Marriage w'th Each other, 
it being the first time. This Meeting appoints 
Edmond Kinsy & Jno. Eastwood to Inquire Into 
ye clearness of ye young man in Relation to 
Marriage w'th any other & Conversation amongst 
[us] & to make report t j ye next Monthly Meet- 

" Att a Monthly Meeting held att Nathanel fitz 
Randolph's, in Woodbridge, ye 19th of ye 4th 
mo., 1712, Jane fitz Randolph and Eliz. Griffith 
presented to this meeting Benj'n Smith Sc Sirah 
Shotwell who declared their Intentions of Mar- 
riage w'th Each other, it being ye Second time; 
and Inquiry being made concerning the young 
man's Clearness in relation to Marriage w'th any 
other and no objection made. They are Left att 
their Liberty to Consumate their Intended Mar- 
riage in ye fear of God." 

Meetings were occasionally held at Benjamin 
Smith's house. " Att our Monthly Meeting held 
att ye new meeting house in Woodbridge ye 
17th of ye 12th mo., 1714-15, .... Oar 
friend Benjamin Smith hath propos'd to have a 
Meeting Settled att his house once a quarter, 
friends hath left it to ye Consideration of ye 
next Monthly Meeting." One mo. later, 1-17, 
1714-15, " This Meeting in Answer to ye request 
of our fr'd Benj. Smith concludes to try one or 
two meetings att his house and if friends see 
y't it will answer ye end, to Settle farther." 

" Att our Monthly Meeting held att our Meet- 
ing house in Woodbridge ye 17 day of ye 9 mo., 
1720, .... Benjamin Smith reports that 
he hath brought twenty posts in order for fencing 
the burying ground." In the minutes of the 
M. M. 11-19, 1720-21, we fiad " William Willis 
requesting the Aid of this Meeting in the man- 
agement of what Estate he hath for his best 
advantage. This Meeting appointed John Shot- 
well and Benjamin Smith for that Service and 
ordered them to make report of the proceedings 
which shall be made therein to the next Monthly 
Meeting." Benjamin was appointed an over- 
seer in Woodbridge M. M., 21 of 9 mo , 1728, in 
the room of John Laing deceased. Smith died 
before 1786, Jacob Thorn being appointed over- 
seer as his successor 15 of 11 mo., 1735-6. 

There was another Benjamin Smith a weaver 
and a Friend. " Att our Monthly Meeting held 
att our Meeting house att Woodbridge ye 19th 
day of ye Second Month, 1716, . . . Samuel 
Fitz Randolph and James Clarkson were 
appointed to inquire into the life & Conversa- 
tion of Benj'n Smith (Weaver), and of his 
clearness in respect of Marriage and make 
report thereof to the next Monthly Meeting." 
One month later 3-17, 1716, " On the enquiry 
made concerning Benjamin Smith (Weaver) 
things do not appear so clear as becomes the 
Simplicity of truth. So that Friends concludes to 
rest it awhile." 

On 17 of 6 mo., 1721, in response to the " Pro- 
posals from the Yearly Meeting att London 
being made to the Monthly & Quarterly 
Meetings for the printing the book entitled 
The History of the Christian People called 
Quakers, in English, & written by our friend 
William Sewell in Holland. This Meeting 
agreed to the Sending for two of them." The 
following individual members of Woodbridge 



M. M. on 18 of 2 mo., 1723, agreed to take one 
copy each of the same book: John Kinsey, 
John Laing, John Shotwell, Henry Brotherton, 
Dan'l Shotwell, and Benjamin Smith. In the 
small circulating library belonging to the 
Monthly Meeting, the most popular books, as 
Dally remarks, appear to have been Bishop's 
New England Judged, George Fox's Journal, 
Robert Barclay's Apology for the Quakers, 
Thomas Chalkley's Forced Maintenance, and 
" The History of the Christian People Called 
Quakers," by William Sewell of Holland, men- 
tioned above, toward the publication of which 
in English, the Woodbridge Friends subscribed 
in 1721 and 1723. 

4. Abraham, dw. Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
N. J. During the building of the Woodbridge 
Friends' Meeting house we find in the Monthly 
Meeting minutes of 17 of 11 mo., 1711-12, 
" Abram Shotwell brought in his account of 
work done att the Meeting house w'ch at 4s per 
day amounts to £9 Os Od, also John Vail 
brought his account att 4s per day amounting 
to £4 10s Od. In all X13 10s Od. In 9 mo., 
1716, Abraham Shotwell was appointed to make 
a table with a draw and a lock to it for ye use of 
ye meeting. Under date of 16 of 6 mo., 1722, we 
find, " This meeting appoints Abraham Shot- 
well to remove the meeting house Stairs and to 
take down part of the gallery and make seats 
where it is needful." From the records of the 
M. M. at Flushing, L. I., it appears that Abra- 
ham Shotwell of Staten Island, son of John of 
Staten Island, m. at Flushing, L. I., fifth of ye 
tenth mo., 1712, Elizabeth Cowperthwaite of 
Flushing, dau. of John Cowperthwaite, of West 
Jersey. The minutes of Woodbridge M. M. of 
16 of 8 mo., 1712, state that "Abram Shotwell 
hath proposed to this meeting to have a certifi- 
cate of his Clearness relating to Marriage and 
Conversation whilst among us, to Flushing 

Monthly Meeting, in order to Marriage. Where- 
upon this Meeting orders Edward fitz Randolph 
and Dan'l Shotwell to Inquire Concerning him 
in Relation to those things and make report to 
ve next Monthly Meeting." At the next M. M. 
9-20, 1712, Dan'l Shotwell and Edward Fitz 
Randolph makes report y't they have inquired 
Into Abram Shotwell's clearness in relation to 
Marriage and Conversation and find nothing but 
w't is well concerning him, ye s'd Abram who 
hath likewise produced a certificate from ye 
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting w'ch gives 
frn'ds here full satisfaction concerning him, 
whereupon ye meeting orders Jno. Shotwell to 
draw his brother a certificate against ye next 
first day, to be signed by as many of this 
meeting as may att that meeting in behalf of 

At a M. M. in Woodbridge 15 of 9 mo., 1749, 
one Abraham Shotwell of Piscataway sent in a 
written confession of having been in the habit 
of taking strong drink to excess and of having 
been guilty of immoral conduct; but which of 
the numerous Abrahams was meant it is diffi- 
cult to determine. In 12 mo., 1749, Abraham 
Shotwell and Mary Hampton were m. in Wood- 
bridge. Abraham Shotwell and Mary Jackson 
were m. in the same place in 12 mo., 1751. In 
1753 it is reported to the meeting that the wife 
of Abraham Shotwell of Piscataway has left; 
but the committee appointed in the case cannot 
ascertain the cause of her leaving him. Those 
bearing this name on record in 1753, comprised 
the following: (1) Abraham brother to John 
at the Landing; (2) his son Abraham b., 1782; 
(3) Abraham son of John at the Landing, b, 
1719; (4) Abraham son of Joseph and Mary 
(Manning) Shotwell, b. 1726. But little is 
known concerning most of the descendants of 
Abraham^ and Elizabeth (Cowperthwaite) 





Jo/m', Jr., 1686+-1762, 
of Shotwell's Landing, 
(now Rahway), N. J., 
married 1709, Mary 
Thome, Jr., 1686-1768, 
daughter of Joseph. 


John and Margaret, 
from Scotland. 

Sarah, m. 1712, Benja- 
min Smith, 1687-8-1733, 
of Woodbridge, N. J., 
son of Samuel and 
Easter of Woodbridge. 

4. Abraham, of Piscata- I \- 

way, N. J., formerly of I 2. 

Staten Island, m., 1712, 3_ 

Elizabeth Cowperth- < .' 

waite, of Flushing, L. 1 *■ 

I.,daughter of John,of | 5. 

West Jersey. 1 Q^ 

Joseph, 1710-1787, m. (I) Sarah Cock; m. (2) Phebe Allen. 

John, 1712-1779 ±, m. (1) Elizabeth Smith; m. (2) Grace Webster. 

Elizabeth. 1715-1736, m. 1733 Joseph Webster, b. 1710. 

Mary, 1717-1805, m. 1743-4, Samuel Marsh. 

Abraham, 1719-1801, m. (1) Mary Potts; m. (2) Lydia Hallett. 

Jacob, 1721-1793, m. (1) Eleanor Haydock; m. (2) Katharine Tilton. 

Samuel, 1723-1777, m. 1748-9, Ame .__ 

Benjamin*, 1726-1793, m. 1746, Ame Hallett, 1727-1796. 

Sarah, b. 1706, m. 1734, John Heborn. 

Elizabeth, b, 1707, m. 1734-5, George Parker. 

John, b. 1709, m. 1741, Sarah Smith, b. 1721, [of Benj. and Sarah^]. 

Margaret, b. 1710, m. 1731, John Vail, Jr., 1708-1754. [of Samuel]. 

Ann, b 1712, m. 1739, Abraham Thorne. 

David, 1714-1747-8, m. 1741, Mary Thorne, b. 1724, [of Jacob]. 

Martha, b. 1715, m. 1736, James Willson. 

Mary, b. 1717, m. (1) John Vail, Jr.; m. (2) Samuel Hedger. 

Abraham, b. 1718-19. 

Isaac, 1720-1787, m. 1747+, Anabella Edgar, 1727-1803. 

Jacob, b. 1722-3, m. (1) Sarah ; m. (2) Ann Copling. 

Christianne, b. 1724-5. 

Esther, b. 1713, m. 1733-4, Stephen Vail, [of Samuel]. 

John, 1714-1714. 

John, b. 1715. 

Benjamin, 1717-1731. 

Elizabeth, b. 1719, m. 17^8, Samuel Laing. 

Sarah, b. 1721, m. 1741, John Laing, [of John-, Jr.]. 

Mary, b. 1723. 

Abraham, b. 1724, m. 1754, Phebe Jackson. 

Elizabeth, b. 1716. 

Sarah, b. 1720. 

Hannah, b. 1722-3. 

John, b. 1727, m. (?) Anna 

Abraham, b. 1732, m. (?) 1749-50, Mary Hampton. 

Deborah, b. 1735, m. 1753, Daniel Shotwell, b. 1725, [of Joseph]. 

4. John' Shotwell, 1686 ±-1762, of Shot- 
well's Landing (now -Rahway), Essex (now 
Union) Co., N. J., s. of John", Sr., and Eliza- 
beth (Burton) Shotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J., 
formerly of Staten Island, [of Abraham'], m. 
1709, Jl/ar/ Thome, Jr., 1686 ±-1768, dau. of 
Joseph- and Mary (Bowne) Thorne, of Flushing, 
L. I., [of Wm.'], and had: 

1. Joseph*, b. 20 of 6 mo. (Aug.), 1710, dw. 
Main St., Rahway, N. J., on grounds now occu- 
pied by the National Bank building and there d. 
8 of 4 mo., 1787; was clerk of the M. M. for 
several years, having been appointed to that 
position in the room of Jacob Thorn on 21 of 3 
mo., 1741; on 17 of 11 mo., 1750-51, he was 
directed to " purchase a large book in folio for 
recording marriage certificates." From this and 
similar records of the Society of Friends, we 

have gathered much of the data presented in 
these pages. 

At the Monthly Meeting held at Rahway, 19 
of 5 mo., 1778, Joseph Shotwell, John Webster, 
and Benjamin Shotwell, were appointed pur- 
suant to " a minute from the Meeting of 
Sufferings .... requesting acc'ts of the 
settlements of meetings in y's province &c. and 
that sa'd accounts be transmitted from y's to the 
Quarterly Meeting." From the report of this 
committee submitted to the M. M. 21 of 7 mo., 
1773, we quote the following: 

" At a Monthly Meeting at Woodbridge ye 
16th 10th mo., 174:2, a motion was made by 
divers Friends at Rahway to hold a meeting for 
three mos. at the House of Joseph Shotwell 
which was agreed to be held on the First Day of 
the Week and on the 17th 9th mo., 1743, it was 



agreed by the Mo. Meeting that a Meeting 
should be held twice a Week at S'd Jos. Shot- 
well's till the Middle of ye Second Mo. following 
on the first and fourth Days of ye Week. 
Which Meetings were Continued by appoint- 
ments from year to year till a Meeting House 
was built on a Lot of Land given by S'd Jos. 
Shotwell for that Purpose in the year 1757. 
And then were removed to S'd Meeting 

In 3d Mo., 1757, Joseph Shotwell gave to the 
M. M. one acre of land on Main St., Rahway, on 
which to build a Meeting House and for a 
Burying Ground. The house which was soon 
afterward built was occupied for that purpose 
until the year 1804, when the house now occu- 
pied was built on Irving St. The first house is 
standing in a good state of preservation and has 
been used for various purposes. No indications 
of a graveyard appear on the surface of the lot, 
in its rear, where John of the Landing and all 
his sons except John were hurried. 

At the M. M. held in Woodbridge on the 18 
of 2 mo., 1751, it is stated that, " Some friends 
having been Consernd in Setting up grave 
Stones in our Burying ground, John Vail and 
Joseph Shotwell are desired to Treat with them 
and to desire them to have them Removed." 
Two months later a report was rendered that 
some had taken the stones down, but had laid 
them on the graves. Others had not done even 
that — the stones remaining in their original 
positions. On the 18 of 5 mo., however, it was 
reported that all the stones were taken down. 

At the close of the Revolutionary war he was 
assessor and one of the treasurers of the school 
lands of Woodbridge. Among the papers of his 
great grandson, Henry R. Shotwell, was found 
the following: 

" Memorial Concerning Joseph Shotwell. 

" He was born in Statton Island in the Year 
1710. Soon after his parents removed and 
settled near Rahway River. In the thirtieth 
year of his age, he Married and about that time 
built a house on one of the banks of Rahway 
River in which he passed the residue of his 

"About the twenty-fifth year of his age he 
was awakened to a close consideration of things 
pertaining to happiness, and however unpleas- 
ing it appeared to his natural inclination to 
walk in the path which leads thereto, through 
Divine assistance he very clearly evinced that it 
became his delight. 

" He was favored with a good share of 
natural understanding, his judgment was strong, 
well qualified to give advice in difficult cases, 
settle disputes and as a ready willingness 
appeared to assist on these occasions his capacity 
and character induced to an extensive employ 
of his talents in benevolence. His favorable 
situation to entertain strangers and others gave 
opportunity to manifest his hospitality, and the 

sister virtue was also conspicuous in generously 
distributing to the poor and needy. 

" The attendance of Religious Meetings 
appeared so interesting that the common con- 
cerns of life did not occasion his absence, neither 
did he think himself privileged to detain any of 
his family on trivial occasions but at the approach 
of the time appointed prepared his house for 
desertion. He had a clear discerning of the 
Manner our Discipline ought to be managed. 
And invested with a proper concern for the 
interest of Society, was enabled from time to 
time to impart advice, counsel, and admonition, 
suited to the various occasions. 

" He much esteemed the practice of religious 
visits to families, was generally one of the num- 
ber appointed to that service; one time he could 
not properly go to the Town proposed; at parting 
with his companions saluted them ' My heart 
goes with you.' 

" He carefully attended to the welfare of his 
children, early instructed them in the propriety 
of a conduct according with the principles and 
manners of Friends, and this concern extended 
to his brethren pressing them to the like care in 
their families. 

" He carried something about him so contrary 
to levity that libertines were awed, seldom 
offering their vain, frothy conversation in his 
company, but to the sincere, those who leaned 
to their real good, he was an example of 

" He was Clerk to our Monthly Meeting 
Thirty-one years and an Elder about the same 
length of time filled these stations with great 
propriety and meekly condescended to be 
employed in any of the smaller services. 

" He cheerfully submitted to have meetings 
held in his house accommodated Friends five 
months in a year for the space of fourteen years 
and when it was concluded to build a house for 
the purpose gave the Meeting a Lot of Land to 
place it on. 

[In] "His lively concern for the increase of 
piety and virtue the uniformity of his life he 
approached so near doing to those he had com- 
munication with as it was probable he might 
wish them to do to him, that he was beloved and 
his example admired. 

" The 25th of 7th mo., 1787, he was taken 
unwell and chiefly confined to his bed, during 
his ilness he said but little, appeared in a state 
of great composure, was favored to have his rea- 
son at times till almost the close. Our dear 
friend Joseph Delaplaine being informed it was 
apprehended he would shortly be removed from 
us, was constrained (by that love which long 
since dearly united them) to come and mingle 
the tear of sympathy, and bid him farewell, 4th 
of 8th mo., taking him by the hand asked if he 
knew him, he answered yes, then embracing 
each other took their last leave. Our esteemed 
friend William Jackson also taking him by the 

ADAM' WINTHROP, 1498-1562, 
of Groton, in Suffolk, England. 

innals in the following line: Adam' Winthrop, 1548-1623, 
:hrop Fones, 1585-6— 1618, Elizabeth* Fones Winthrop 
innah^ (Feake; Bowne, Mary' (Bowne) Thome, Mapy^ 
Shotwell, Benjamin* Shotwell, Richard '^* Isaac M.'*, 
n'2, Ambrose M.'^ Shotwell of Concord, Mich. 



hand affectionately repeated, ' This is our 
rejoicing the testimony of our conscience, that 
in simplicity and Godly Sincerity not with 
fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have 
had our conversation in the world; in a full 
belief this is thy happy experience I bid thee 

" Soon after, inclined much to sleep in the 
evening perceiving his breath was shorter, a 
number of friends and others collected and about 
half after eleven he quietly departed. 

" His remains were carried into our Meeting 
House attended by a large number. Our 
beloved friend Joseph Delaplaine feeling his 
heart warmed with a measure of that love which 
burned in the hearts of the two brethren engaged 
him in testimony and the communications with 

them on their way to was the subject. 

After meeting, was decently intered. Remem- 
ber his grave deportment, temperance, humility 
and faithfuness. See him carefully passing on 
with an even thread in patience, the tenor of his 
life evinced he was bound for happiness, the 
course he steered pointed to the place prepared 
for the Eighteous. " J. Shotwell." 

The author, J. Shotwell, was probably either 
his son John or Joseph as the signature would 
answer for either of them. The latter part of 
the manuscript is much worn and diflicult to 
make out. Joseph Delaplaine alluded to in the 
memorial was an ancient and prominent minis- 
ter who resided in New York one hundred years 
since; he was the father-in-law of Isaac Martin 
of Rah way, N. J., brother to the wife of Richard 
Shotwell, The other friend, Wm. Jackson, 
spoken of in the Memorial was s. of James and 
Rebecca Jackson of Flushing, L. I., and brother 
to Phebe, wife of Edward Fitz Randolph of 
Woodb ridge, and resided between Rahway and 

Joseph Shotwell, like his father and uncle, 
went for a wife to Flushing, L. I,; he there m. 

(1) of 1 mo., 1741-2, Sarah Cock, b. 

14 of 12 mo., 1714-15, d. 11 of 8 mo., 1759, dau. 
of Henry- and Mary (Feeke) Cock, of Matini- 
cock, L. I., [of James']; she was educated among 
Friends on Long Island; entered the ministry 
early in life, became member of Woodbridge M. 
M. by cert, from Flushing, 16 of 7 mo., 1742; J. 
W. Dally in his history of Woodbridge (p. 214) 
states that she was a speaker and pattern of 
humility and faithfulness, a memorial of whom, 
written by John Webster and Abner Hampton, 
was adopted in the M. M. of 6 mo., 1760. Joseph 
m. (2) in Shrewsbury, N. J., in the summer of 
1761, Phebe Allen, b. 1719 ±, d. Middlesex Co., 
N. J., 20 of 11 mo., 1815, aged 96 yrs., buried at 

2. John*, b. 3 of 7 mo., 1712, at Shotwell's 
Landing, in the borough of Elizabeth, Essex, 
(now Union) Co., N. J. About the year 1735 
he settled on the road to the Scotch plains near 
where the city of Plainfield now stands and at 

the point where in 1876, the President of the N. 
J. Central R. R. resided, 9 miles from the Land- 
ing; it is said he was the only eon who was 
willing to go out west to the " New Coun- 
tries." He is distinguished as John of Plain- 
field; he there d. 1779 ±;m. (l)inll mo. (Jan.), 
1734-5, (between 11-16 and 12-20) Elizabeth , ^ 
Smith, b. 15 of 6 mo., 1718, dau. of ShobaP and ^ 
Prudence (Fitz Randolph) Smith, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., [of Samuel']; m. (2) at Wood- 
bridge, N. J. , 1743, (1. 1. 17 of 9 mo., 

1743), Grace Webster, b. 4 of 9 mo., 1725, dau. 
of Wm". and Susannah ( Cowperthwaite ) Web- 
ster, of Plainfield, [of Wm'. ]. 

3. Elizabeth', b. 9 of 2 or 2 of 9 mo., 1715, d. 
17 of 4 mo., 1736; m. with unity of Friends in 

Woodbridge , 1733, (between 15 of 9 and 

20 of 10 mo.), Joseph- Webster, b. 1710, s. of 
Wm'. and Mary Webster, of Woodbridge, N. J. 

4. 3Iary\ b. 9 of 2 mo., 1717, d. 20 of 10 mo., . 
1805; m. in Friends Meeting Rahway, 17 of 12 /^ 
mo., 1743-4, Samuel Marsh, of Lower Rahway. l/^ 
On 21 of 12 mo:, 0. S., 1750-51, Richard Fitz 
Randolph, Samuel Marsh and Shobell Smith 

were appointed by the M. M. to promote sub- 
scriptions for the purpose of enlarging the 
Woodbridge Friends' Meeting house so as to 
accommodate the Quarterly Meeting which was 
to assemble there yearly on the last second-day 
of the 5th mo., (July), beginning in 5th mo., 
1751. With the minute of this action, 12-21, 
1750, closes the first Book of the Woodbridge 
Friends' Record. On the 18 of 10 mo., 1759, 
Samuel Marsh was appointed treasurer of Wood- — 
bridge M. M. in the room of Edward Fitz Ran- 
dolph, who after long and acceptable serv- 
ice was, at his own request, discharged from 
that ofiice and was directed in 11 mo , 1759, to 
pay over to his successor the funds of the 
meeting amounting to £13, 6s, lOcZ. 

The house in which they resided in Lower 
Rahway, Middlesex, (now Union) Co., N. J., 
and where their son Samuel Marsh died in 1829, 
is yet standing at the corner of Main St. and y 

Elm Ave., and in a good state of preservation; Y 

it is one story in height with a double pitched ' 

roof enclosed with shingles, and is probably 
older than the house of Jacob Shotwell. Their 
descendants are widely scattered. 

5. Abraham', b. 8 of 3 mo., 1719, at Shotwell's 
Landing, N. J., settled on the left bank of Rah- 
way River about a half mile below his father's 
place at the Landing, and at what was in 1879, 
the res. of his grandson Abraham F. Shotwell, 
and there d, 4 of 2 mo., 1801, in 82d yr. of his 
age, buried at Rahway ; was appointed an overseer 
by Woodbridge M. M. 19 of 11 mo., 1755; m. 

(1) in Flushing, L. I., , 1742, (after 4 

of 9 mo. ), Mary Potts, who d. 31 of 3 mo., 1762, 
dau. of Thomas and Phebe Potts of Honey Neck, 
"Conattecut." He m. (2) in Flushing, L. L, 
in autumn of 1767, Lydia Hallett, b. 1738 ±, d. 
19 of 9 mo., 1815, aged 77 yrs., buried at Rah- 



way, dau. of Richard and Amy (Bowne) Hallet 
of Newtown, L. I. There was in 1755 another 
Abraham Shotwell, of Metuchen, who was under 
dealing for intemperance, and on 18 of 3 mo., 
1756, the Abraham Shotwell and wife, of Piscat- 
away, who in 1752-3, had an unhappy difference, 
were disowned by Woodbridge M. M_. for con- 
tinuing to live apart contrary to their engage- 

6. Jacob*, h. 14 of 4 mo., 1721, was a merchant 
at Eahway; the dwelling in which he resided 
on Main St., in lower Rahway, nearly opposite 
Monroe St., is in good condition, enclosed with 
cedar shingles in place of siding and will last, if 
it meets with no accident, another century and 
a half. It was owned and occupied by the late 
Henry R. Shotwell, s. of Joseph Dobson"' Shot- 
well, fof Henry ^ Joseph*, John^ John", Abra- 
ham']. Jacob was killed 14 of 6 mo., 1793, by 
being thrown from his riding chair. Isaac 
Martin in his Journal (p. 38) under this date 
says: "Jacob Shotwell, an elder of our Meeting, 
being about a mile from home, was thrown out 
of his chair, and so much hurt by the fall 
that he died in about two hours after. Oh ! 
the uncertainty of our time here! Yesterday he 
spent some time at my house; but now is sum- 
moned almost instantly from works to rewards. 
But I have faith tq believe he is arrived where 
the wicked cease from troubling and the weary 
are at rest." 

Dally in his history of Woodbridge, p 212, 
referring to the position taken by the society of 
Friends during the French and Indian war, has 
the following: "Several Mendham Quakers suf- 
fered some animadversion for redeeming their 
goods from the authorities which had been 
taken from them for refusing to 'train' with 
the militia. A committee of equity consisting 
of John Webster, Abner Hampton, William 
Morris, Jacob and Joseph Shotwell was in- 
structed to go to Mendham and notify the 
culpable parties of dissatisfaction of the 
Woodbridge Quakers. In August the offend- 
ing members, seven in number, acknowledged 
that they had done wrong and were penitent. 

Jacob m. (1) on Long Island, 10 of 11 mo., 
1746-7, Eleanor Haydock, b. 1716±, d. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., 2 of 10 mo., 1762, in 46th year of 
her age; she was an elder among Friends, 
Memorials of Eleanor Shotwell and Elizabeth 
Haydock were drawn by John Webster and 
Abner Hamton and presented to the M. M. for 
W. R. and P. in 11 mo., 1763. He m. (2) at 

Shrewsbury, N. J., , 1766, Katharine 

Tilton, b. Shrewsbury, N. J. ; a cert, of clearness 
to enable him so to proceed in marriage was 
granted by W. R. and P. M. M. 20 of 8 mo., 1766. 

7. Samuel\ b. 20 of 10 mo. (Dec), 1723, at 
the Landing, Rahway, Essex (now Union) Co., 
N. J.; his farm now known as the Millington 
place adjoined that of his father on the west. 
On 18th of 6 mo., 1766, he was directed by the 

M. M. to repair the Rahway burying ground 
fence, and on 20 of 2 mo., 1771, he was a mem- 
ber of a committee appointed by the M. M. to 
inquire into the dereliction of duty of the 
Woodbridge Friends, whose zeal for the work 
of the society had gradually declined for several 
years. Samuel Shotwell died 6 of 8 mo., 1777. 

His great-grandson, Rev. John M. Shotwell, 
is authority for the tradition that he was a 
Tory and a man of wealth. Lord Howe 
made his home at his house and it is said 
that he loaned him £50,000, and that the 
British commander went away heavily in 
debt to him. The legislature of N. J., con- 
fiscated his re&l estate deeding it to his son 
Caleb then a soldier in the American army but 
he gave it back to his parents, who afterwards 
nearly disinherited him, giving nearly all of 
their lands to their younger son David. 

A cert, of clearness on his application of mar- 
riage was granted by Woodbridge M. M. on 2 
of 1 mo., 1748-9, directed to the M. M. at 
Mamaroneck, Westchester Co., N. Y. He there 

m. Ame who died 29 Oct., 1762. 

Samuel's executor was his brother Benjamin. 

8. Benjamin', distinguished as Benjamin at 
the Landing, b. there 23 of 1 mo., 1726, and 
there d. of small-pox and was buried 15 of 5 mo., 
1793. After the interment a meeting was held, 
doubtless in the meeting house, at the request 
of Samuel Smith and Rebecca Jones; both, as 
the account states, were " favored in testimony, 
and spoke of the uncertainty of time and the 
great necessity of making timely preparation for 
death." He received a cert, of clearness from 
marriage engagements, etc., from Woodbridge 
M. M., 18 of 7 mo., 1746, directed to the Flush- 
ing M. M., which, in 8th mo., appointed John 
Way and Richard Betts to see that the marriage 

was orderly accomplished; hem. of 8 

mo., 1746, Ame Hallett, b. 1727, d. 15 of 9 mo., 
1796, dau. of Richard and Amy (Bowne) 
Hallett, of New Town, L. I. 

The following entry in the second book of 
records of the Woodbridge M. M., under date of 
1st mo., 1757, indicates that Rahway members 
were growing restive: "Friends at Rahway 
have Repeatedly made application to the 
Monthly Meeting for leave to build a meeting 
house at that place, which friends at Wood- "^ 
bridge are oneasey with, and to put an end 
thereto it is Referred to the Consideration of 
the Quarterly meeting." The representatives 
to that body subsequently reported that it was 
the Solid Sence of that meeting that a meeting i 
house ought to be built at Rahway." After 1 
citing the above. Dally, in his History of Wood- 1 
bridge (p 213) says: " Without further oppo- I 
sition, the project was pushed forward. During \ 
February and March, much was done toward ' 
the new enterprise. Solomon Hunt, Samuel 
Marsh, Abraham Shotwell [of Rahway], and 
Benjamin Shotwell were appointed to purchase 



a suitable lot. Francis Bloodgood, Abner 
Hampton and Robert Willis were appointed to 
assist in selecting the ground and determining 
the fize of the plot. It was decided that the 
new building should be thirty-four feet long 
and thirty feet wide." On 21 of i mo., 1757, 
meetings for worship were established on first 
days at Eahway, to begin at 4 o'clock P. M. 
On 20 of 2 mo., 1771, a committee composed of 
Samuel and Benjamin Shotwell, James Haydock 
_and Solomon Hunt was sent from Eahway M. 
M. to inquire into the " slackness and Indiffer- 
ency" of the Woodbridge Friends in the matter of 
regular attendance upon their Weekly Meetings 
for worship. They found that no meetings had 
been held during the winter, but a feeble effort 
was being put forth to recover the lost privileges. 
On 19 of 4 mo., 1769, the M. M. had met in 
Woodbridge for the last time, and the Wood- 
bridge Preparative Meeting had been removed 
to Eahway, and thenceforth the M. M. alter- 
nated between Eahway and Plainfield; it had 
since 5 mo., 1753, been held at Eahway, 
Plainfield and Woodbridge alternately. The 
I Quarterly Meeting, which, up to this time, had 
I assembled yearly in Woodbridge, was requested 
j to be held thereafter at Eahway. At an expense 
of about .£161 the meeting house there was 
enlarged for the reception of the delegates who 
met in it for the first time in 8 mo., 1769. 

For several years the question of holding 
negroes in bondage had agitated the Society. 
On the 18 of 5 mo., 1768, the Monthly Meeting 
of Woodbridge, Eahway and Plainfield 
appointed a committee consisting of John 
Haydock, Benjamin Shotwell, Abraham Shot- 
well, Eichard Dell, James Brotherton, Hugh 
Webster and Joseph Shotwell to treat with such 
Friends as then held Slaves; and on the 20 of 

7 mo., 1768, they reported that with the excep- 
tion of 2 members of the Mendham Preparative 
Meeting who had Slaves, only one other slave 
fit to be freed was owned within this M. M. 
On the 18 of 10 mo., 1759, Wm. Smith was 
taken under dealing by Woodbridge M. M. for 
having " purchased a Negro lately imported." 
On the 20 of 4 mo., 1774, having manumitted 
his negro man and negro woman, he made 
satisfaction to the M. M. for having bought 
them. On 15 of 5 mo., 1776, the fact was 
reported to the M. M. that Adam Miller had 
manumitted 2 Negro boys, Jack and Murr, and 
1 Negro girl Quero, the boys to be free at 21 
and the girl at 18 years of age. 

Juduah Harned manumitted her negro man 
Jack in 9 mo., 1776. Jonathan Harned brought 
to the M. M. of 18 of 9 mo., 1776, the deed of 
manumission of his negro woman Mary. At 
the next M. M., 10-16, '76, it is recorded that 
Jonathan Harned, deceased, had, by his will, 
bequeathed the sum of £20 to the Society of 
Friends. On 16 of 4 mo., 1777, it is recorded 
that Solomon Hunt was the only member of E. 
and P. M. M. who owned a negro fit for free- 
dom; and on the 17 of 9 mo., of the same year, 
'77, he was disowned by the Society for keeping 
his negroes in bondage. On 7 of 8 mo.. 1777, 
Stephen Vail manumitted his negro. Josiah 
Wilson manumitted his negro woman, Inde, 
in 5 mo., 1778. On 19 of 11 mo., 1778, in com- 
pliance with a general order of the Yearly 
Meeting respecting the care and education of 
manumitted Slaves, Eichard Dell, Wm. Smith, 
Isaac Hance, Benjamin Shotwell and John Vail 
were appointed to have the oversight of freed 
negroes within the limits of E. & P. M. M. 
Adam Miller in 8 m., 1780, manumitted his 
negro man Yammo. 



1. Joseph* Shotwell, 1710-1787, of Eahway, 
N. J., married (1) 1741-2, Sarah Cock, 1715- 
1759, [of Henry", James' ], and had: (1) John, 
b. 1743-4, m. 1769, Margaret Haydock, 1752 ± - 
1815. (2.) Mary, b. 1746, m. 1766, John Hay- 
dock. (3.) Joseph, 1747-1817, m. 1774, 
Elizabeth Greenleaf. (4.) Sarah, b, 1750, m. 
1771, Thomas Burling. (5.) Henry, 1752-1824, 
m. 1781, Sarah Dobson. (6.) James, b. 1754. 
(7.) Thomas, 1756-1760. (8.) William, b. 1759, 
m. Sarah 

2. John*, 1712-1779 ±, of Plainfield, N. J., 
m. (1) 1734-5, Elizabeth Smith, b. 1718, and 
had: (1.) Elizabeth, b. 1736-7. (2.) John 
Smith, 1738-9-1801, m ) 1756, Mary Webster, 

b. 1736, [of Wm.^ Wm.'], m. (2) 1782, Phebe 

John*, of Plainfield, m. (2) 1743, Grace Web- 
ster, b. 1725, [of Wm\, Wm'.], and had: (3.) 
Susannah, b. 1744, m. 1768, John Townsend, 
1734±-1810. (4.) Jacob, b. 1746, m. 1769, 
Bathsheba* Pound, b. 1747, [of Elijah', John", 
John']. (5.) William, 1748-1841 ±, m. 1772, 
Elizabeth' Pound, b. 1754, [of Elijah', John=, 
John']. (6). Isaiah, 1749 1832, m. 1772, 
Constant Lippencott, 1753-1845. (7.) James, 
1752-1 795±, m. Elsie (Smalley) Eunyan, a 
widow, b. 1758. (8.) Sarah, d. 1841 ±, m. (1) 
Ealph Smith; m. (2) Capt. William Piatt, killed 
by Indians in 0., 1791; m. (3) Murray. 

N. .1., the will of John'i Shotwell, dated 10 of 2 mo., 1759, and jirobated 22 June, 1762, 



(9. ) Mary, m. John Stevens. (10.) Elizabeth, 
m. Clayton. (11.) Martha, m. Jona- 
than Hand Osborne. (12.) Hugh, 1764-1851, m. 
1783, Eosetta Arrison, 1764±-1836. 

3. Elizabeth*, 1715-1736, m. 1733, Joseph 
Webster, b. 1710, [of Wm\], and probably had 
Susannah, who m, 1758, Samuel Kester. 

4. Mary\ 1717-1805, m. 1743-4, Samuel 
Marsh, of Eahway, N. J., and had: (1.) Eliza- 
beth, b. 1744, m. 1761, Marmaduke Hunt. (2.) 
Jacob, 1746-1750. (3.) Mary, 1748-1816±, m. 
1768, John Way. (4.) James, 1753-1764 (?). 
(5.) Anna,b. 1755. (6.) John, b. 1756, m. 1782, 
Sarah Fitz Randolph, 1763-1799 (?), [of Harts- 
horn]. (7.) Susannah, 1758-1829, m. Oliver 
Martin, (8.) Samuel, 1764-1829, m. Ann 
, d. 1823. 

5. Abraham\ 1719-1801, of Essex (now Union) 
Co., N. J., m. (1) 1742, Mary Potts, d. 1762, and 
had: (1.) Phebe, b. 1744, m. 1763, Thomas 
Hallett. (2. ) Elizabeth, b. 1746. (3. ) Naomi, 
b. 1749, m. (1) 1765, Israel Hallett; m (2) 
Thurber Dunbar. (4.) Mary, b. 1751, m. 1778, 
Mordecai Marsh, d. 1815. (5.) Hester, b. 1754, 

m. Townsend. (6.) Jeremiah, 1757- 

1830, m. in New York, 21 June, 1781, Mary 
Barron, 1762±-1817. (7.) Samuel, b. 1759, 

Abraham', of Essex Co., N. J., m. (2) 1767, 
Lydia Hallett, 1738 ±-1815, and had: (8.) Isaac, 
b. 1769, m. 1791, Catharine Moore. (9 ) Abra- 
ham, b. 1770. (10.) Ann, b. 1772. (11.) 

Aaron, 1774±-1852, m. (1) Martin; 

m. (2) Freeman; m. (3) Sarah (Way) 

Brown, widow of Amos. (12 ) John, m. 


6. Jacob\ 1721-1793, of Rahway, N. J.,m. 
(1) 1746, Eleanor Haydock, 1716 ±-1762, and 
had: (1.) Hannah, b. 1749, m. 1770, Isaac 
Shotwell, [of JacoV, Joseph^ Daniel", Abra- 
ham']. (2.) Eden, b. 1755, m. Mary Haydock. 

Jacob*, of Rahway, m. (2) 1766, Katharine 
Tilton, and had: (3. ) Nathan, 1768-1848 ± , m. 
1798, Sarah Fitz Randolph, 1782-1815, [of 
Jacob J. 

7. Samuel\ 1723-1777, of Rahway, N. J., 

m. 1748-9, Ame , and had: (1.) Caleb, 

b. 1749-50, m. Phebe (Hinckston) Glidden, a 
widow, who d. 1819 ±. (2.) Thomas, 1752- 
1754. (3.) Sarah, b. 1754, d. unm. (4.) Mary, 
b, 1756. (5.) David, 1759-1797, m. 1779, Eliza- 
beth Fitz Randolph. (6.) Elizabeth, 1761-1826,. 
m. Thomas Bills, 1760-1845. 

8. Benjamin*, 1726-1793, of Shotwell's 
Landing (now Rahway), N. J., m. 1746, Ame 
Hallett, 1727-1796, [of Richard], and had: 
(1) Sarah, b. 1748, m (1) 1^68, William Hamp- 
ton, d. 1781; m. (2) 1783, Jacob Lundy, Jr., 
1751-1806, [of Jacob]. (2.) Ame, or Amy, b. 
1750, m. (1) 1788, Charles Brooks; m. (2) 1794, 
Samuel Hicks. (3.) Mary, 1752-1823. (4.) 
Richa^d^ 1756-1833, m. 1782, Mary Martin, 
1756-1844, [of Isaac!. (5.) Benjamin, 1759- ") 
1848, m. 1781, Bathsheba' Pound, 1763-1848, 
[of Zachariah*, Elijah^, John", John']. (6.) 
Elizabeth, 1762-1794±, m, 1787, Joseph Lundy, 
and had Benjamin, 1789-1839, the distinguished 
anti-slavery leader and philanthropist. (7.) 
Thomas, b. 1764. (8.) William, 1766-1855, m. 
(1) 1792, Elizabeth Moore, 1762 ±-1826; m. (2) 
1827, Achsah (Lundy) Laing, 1777-1854, [of 
Samuel]. (9.) Lydia, 1769-1814±, m. (1) 
1808, Philip Dorland, 1755-1814; m. (2) 1829, 
Isaac Griffin. 

Note. — Since the matter of Part 1, pp. 1-3 and 5 was 
put in type, we have obtained the following additional 
data concerning the maternal ancestors and near rela- 
tives of the foregoing family of John^ and Mary (Thorne) 
Shotwell of Shotwell's Landing, and ot their son Benja- 
min's wife, Ame, nee Hallett, chiefly as the result of the 
investigations of our kind kinsmen, Geo. T. Pish of 
Rochester, N. Y., Geo. W. Cocks of Glen Cove, L. I., and 
the several authors cited in these notes: 



301, says: "This is probably the William 
Thorne who with other Englishmen (as per p. 
68, Vol. II, of Thompson's L. I. ) arrived from 
Vlissingen in the Netherlands at N. A. and 
finally located at Flushing." 

There seems to be reason to believe that this 
William' Thorne was the ancestor of all the 
early Thornes who have lived in the neighbor- 
hood of New York. The name is written either 
with or without the final e, the same branch of 
the family sometimes adopting one form at one 
time and later another. But Thorne seems to be 
the original orthography. 

William' Thorne, probably of Essex, Eng., 
was made Freeman at Lynn, Mass., on the 2d of 
May, 1638, and the same year he had 30 and 10 
acres of land there. In 1645 he was in Flush- 
ing, L. I., the original patent of that town 
granted by Gov. Kieft on the 19 Oct., 1645, 
naming him among the eighteen patentees. In 
1646 he was granted a plantation at Gravesend. 
In 1657 he was one of the proprietors of Jamai- 
ca, N. Y. , and probably resided there for a time. 
Bergen's " Early Settlers of King's County," p. 



It is probable that William and Sarah Thome, 
the immigrants, were buried in the grounds of 
Friends Meeting house at Flushing. Many of 
the Flushing Thornes are still Friends, as well 
as those who have Settled elsewhere; but proba- 
bly the larger number now go in other direc- 

They had at least four sons and one daughter 
as follows: 

1. (?) William', of Flushing and Great Neck, 
L. I., name on record 1697-8 Will Thorne. 
The early records of Flushing show one docu- 
ment with names of William Thorne, Sen., and 
Wm. Thorne, Jr. They are thought by some to 
be father and son, and by others to be contem- 
poraneous Williams with perhaps but little 
difference in their ages. Wm. Jr. m. Winifred 

, of Hempstead, who is understood to 

have d. 1713; but 1698 a William Thorne had 
wife Catharine, perhaps dau.of Henry Linuing- 
ton. Wm. and Winifred probably had: (1) 
Richard, m. 1699 Phebe Denton. (2) Margaret, 
m. Thomas Eattoon. (3) Elizabeth m. 1696, 
Eichbell Mott. (4) Sarah m. 1698, Eoger 

2. John\ b. 1643, dw. Flushing, L. I., d. 
1709; m. 1664, Mary Parsell, of Flushing, dan. of 

Nicholas and Sarah Parsell, and had: 

(1.) William', m. 2 Feb., 1708-9, Meribah 

Ailing. (2.) John, m. Katharine 

(3.) Joseph", m. 1695, Martha Johannah^ 
Bowne, b. 1673, dau. of John- and Hannah 
(Feke) Bowne, of Flushing, L. I., [of Thos.'J. 
(4.) Mary, m. AVm. Fowler. (5.) Elizabeth', 
m. Frederick Schureman. (6.) Hannah', m. 
Eichard Cornell. (7 ) Sarah, m. Joshua' Cor- 
nell, s. of John" and Mary (Eussell) Cornell 
[of Thomas']. The foregoing is made up to 
some extent of probabilities, being culled from 
various records, including John's will. 

3. Joseph', of Flushing, L. I., d. 1727; m. 
1680, Mary' Bowne, b. 6 Jan., 1660-61, dau. of 
John" and Hannah (Feke) Bowne of Flushing, 
L. I., [of Thomas'], and had 12 children: (1.) 
Hannah., b. 26 Oct., 1680, m. Thomas Field. (2.) 
Joseph, b. 22 Sept., 1682; m. Catharine Smith, 
widow. (3.) William, b. 7 Nov., 1684; m. 1729, 
Mary Fitz Eandolph. (4.) Mary, b. 22 Aug., 
1686; m. 1709, John' Shotwell, 1686-1762, s. of 
John" and Mary [Barton] Shotwell, [of Abra- 
ham']. (5.) Susannah, b. 18 June, 1688; m. 
Eliakim Hedger. (6.) John, b. 5 Oct., 1690; 
m. Ann Hinchman. ( 7. ) Thomas, b. 1 March, 
1692-3; m. Letitia Hinchman. (8.) Benjamin, 
b. 6 Jan., 1694-5; m. Sarah Balding. (9.) 
Abraham, b. 1 Sept., 1696; m. 1717, Mary' 
Shotwell, supposed dau. of Daniel" and Eliza- 
beth ( ) Shotwell of Staten Island, [of 

Abraham']. (For children see synopsis of 

* [ N. Y. Gen. Rsc, XIX, 153, andXX, 77 ] Thos. C. 
Cornell's " Adam and Ann Mott," 1890. See also Gen. 
R«cord X, 153 (A. W. H. Eaton's Monograph) XXII, 171 ; 
XXIII, 47. 

Daniel" Shotwell's grandchildren, p. 103, Ante.) 
(10.) Isaac, b. 4 Nov., 1698; m. Hannah Haight, 
and was great-grandfather of Jonathan" Thorne, 
(b. 1801) of New York, (mentioned with out- 
lines of ancestry by ex-Gov. Alonzo B. Cornell 
in a pamphlet entitled " Some Beginnings of 
Westchester County (N. Y.)." (11.) Jacob', b. 
20 May, 1700, d. 1759; m. 1723, Susannah' Shot- 
well, who d. 1777, supposed dau. of Daniel" and 
Elizabeth, of Staten Island, [of Abraham']. 
(For their 11 children see synopsis of Daniel's 
grandchildren, p. 103, Ante.) (12.) Sarah, b. 
20 Jan., 1702-3; m. 1726, James Jackson. 

4. Samuel, b. 1657, d. 1732; m. Susannah 

5. Susannah, m. 10 July, 1667, John Kissam 
or Lockissam (Lockerson, T. C. Cornell). 
. Hannah^ Thorne, dau. of John" and Mary 
(Parsell) Thorne of Flushing, [of William'], m. 
Eichard' Cornell, s of John' and Mary (Eussell) 
Cornwell, [of Thomas'], removed about 1725 to 
Scarsdale, they had: (a) Mary,b. 1703, d. 1762; 
m. Henry Sands. (6) Deborah, b. 1705, d. 1772; 
m. Matthew Franklin, (c) Eichard, b. 1708, m. 
Mary Ferris, (d) Joseph, m. Phebe Ferris, (e) 
Hannah, m. Joshua Quimby. (/) Phebe, b. 1715; 
m. Ebenezer Haviland. (g) John, b. 1717, d. 
1781, 8. p. (h) Eebecca, b. 1718; m. Edward Bur- 
ling, {i) Elizabeth, b. 1720, d. 1795; m. (1) 
Aaron Palmer; m. (2) Aaron Quimby. {/) 
Benjamin, b. 1723, d. 1771; m. 17 of 9 mo., 
1742, Abigail Stephenson, dau. of Stephen and 
Jane (Clement) Stephenson, and had 10 chil- 
dren. One of them, Silas, the surveyor of 
Eochester, N, Y., b. 1789, d. 1864, was father of 
Thomas C., the author of " Adam and Ann 
Mott," which see. 

Thomas' Bowne, b. 1595, bapt. 25 July, 1595, 
Mattock, Derbyshire, Eng.; d. 18 Sept., 1677, 
Flushing, L. I., N. Y. Thompson's History of 
Long Island, says: "John Bowne and his 
father Thomas Bowne were among the earliest 
and most venerable inhabitants of Flushing." J. 
T. Bowne, in New England Eegister, XXV., 294, 
says: " Thomas Bowne with son John and 
daughter Dorothy (who afterward married 
Edward Farrington) came to Boston from Eng- 
land in the latter part of 1648 or early in 
January, 1649, and thence to Flushing in 1651." 
Thomas Bowne and wife had: 

1. Truth, remained in England; was living 

2. John\ b. 9 May, 1627, Mattock, Eng., 
bapt. in parish church there 29 May, 1627; 
arrived in Boston 1618-9±; returned to Eng- 
land Dec, 1650, and again arrived in America 
in 1651, arriving in Boston, Mass., 25 July; on 
15 Aug. of that year he visited Flushing with 
Edward Farrington. His family soon after- 
ward settled in Flushing. He built his house 



there in 1661, and there d. 20 Dec, 1695, buried 
at Flushing on the 23d. He m. (1) 7 July, 
1656, Hannah Feake, who d. in London 2 Feb., 
1677-8, dau. of Kobert and Elizabeth (Fones 
Winthrop) Feake. (See Fones and Winthrop.) 
Some records erroneously give the name as 
Hannah Field, (N. T. Biog. Eecord, XL, 12). 
He m. (2) 1679, Hannah Bickerstaff, who d. 25 
June, 1690. He m. (3) 1693, Mary Cock, b. 

1655, dau. of James and Sarah ( ) Cock, 

of Matinecock, L. L (Children later.) 

3. Dorothy, b. 1631 ± ; m. in America, Edward 

^ John- Bowne, of Flushing, L. I., by first wife 

Hannah, nee Feake, had: 

1. John, b. 13 March, 1656-7, d. 1673. 

2. Elizabeth,h. 8 Oct., 1658; d. 14 Oct., 1721; 
m. (1) 2 Nov., 1678, John Prier (or Prior) of 
Killingworth; m. (2) (as 2d wife) Samuel Titus, 
who d. 1 Jan., 1732-3, aged about 75, s. of Edward 
and Martha ( Washburn) Titus. 

3. 3Iary, b. 6 Jan., 1660-61, m. 1680 Joseph" 
Thorne, of Flushing, L. I., s. of William and 
Sarah of Flushing, L. I.. Ante. 

4. Abigail\h. 5 Feb., 1662-3, d. 16 June, 
1688; m. 25 March, 1686, Richard Willits, b. 25 
Dec. 1660, d. 14 May, 1703, s. of Richard and 
Mary Willets, and had Hannah, b. 24 Jan., 1687- 
8. The father m. (2) June, 1689, Abi- 
gail Powell, dau. of Thomas, and had 6 other 

5. Hannah, b. 10 Apr., 1665; m. Benjamin 
Field, youngest son of Susanna Field. 

6. Samuel, b. 21 Sept., 1667 ; d. 30 May, 1745; 
He was overseer of will of Nathaniel Pearsall 
1703. (Am. Ancestry X, 74.) m. (1) 4 Aug., 1691, 
at Flushing, L. I., Mary Becket, who d. 21 
Aug., 1707; m. (2) Hannah Smith; m. (3) Grace 
Cowperthwaite. He had a son Samuel. 

7. Dorothy, h. 29 March, 1669, m. Henry 

8. Martha Johannah, b. 17 Aug., 1678, m. 
1695, Joseph^ Thorne, s. of John' and Mary 
(■ ) Thome of Flushing, L. L, [of Wm'.]. 

John' Bowne, by second wife Hannah, for- 
merly Bickerstaff, had: 

9. Sarah, b. 14 Dec, 1680, d. 1681. 

10. Sarah, (again), b. 17 Feb., 1681-2, m. 

11. John, b. 10 Sept., 1683, d. 

12. Thomas, b. 26 Nov., 1684, d. 1684. 

13. John, (again), b. 9 Sept., 1636, m. 
Elizabeth Lawrence. 

14. Abigail, (again), b. 5 July, 1688. 

John' Bowne, by third wife Mary, nee Cock, 

15. Amy, b. 1 Apr., 1694, m. Richard Hallett, 
of New Town, L. I. ' Their dau. Ame Hallett, 
1727-96, m. 1746, her mother's cousin Benjamin* 
Shotwell, 1726-93, [of John^ John% Abraham']. 

16. Ruth, b. 30 Jan., 1695-6, d. young. 

EoBEET Feake of Watertown, Mass., 1630, 
came probably in the fleet with Winthrop. He 
was one of the earliest and largest proprietors. 
Requested 19 Oct., in that year to be made Free- 
man, and was admitted 18 May, 1631; selectman 
1637, '39, '40; representative 1634 (first court), 
1635, 1636; appointed by the Court 4 Sept., 
1632, a lieutenant under Capt. Daniel Patrick, 
and is said to have united with him in the pur- 
chase of Greenwich, Conn. [Winthrop, I, '69]. 
Trumbull's history of Connecticut (I, 118) 
names him among the purchasers of Greenwich, 
1640; but his residence was at Watertown, where 
he was several years deprived of reason. He was 
one of the committee that reported Dorchester 
bounds "^8 May, 1636. On May 25, 1636, he 
was appointed one of those deputed to keep the 
court for those towns which afterward became 
the county of Middlesex. 

He signed the original covenant of Dedham, 
Mass., and was present at a number of meetings 
there. On 23 Nov., 1638, he proposed to lay 
down his whole estate at Dedham for twenty 
marks of English money, when his lands were 
sold. It was agreed to. On 7 Aug., 1639, he is 
called in Dedham records "of Watertown." See 
early records of Dedham, by D. G. Hill, town 
clerk, Vol. Ill, Index. "1636, Oct. 10, Agreed 
by the consent of the Freemen these 11 Free- 
man shall dispose of all civil affairs of the towne 
for one whole yeare." "Thomas Mayhew, Rob- 
ert Feke, John Sherman. 

" 1639. Thomas Mayhew . . . 

Robert Feake, . . and ten others were ap- 
pointed for one year to order all civil affairs of 
the town. He sold his homestead in Water- 
town, a house and ten acres, to Thomas Bright, 
who for £60 sold it 17 Dec, 1640, to Col. Ram- 

Henry Feake (whether a relative is not 
ascertained) was admitted Freeman 14 May, 
1634, and magistrate of Newtown, R. I., 1656, 
and '57 (Bond's Watertown). 

Mount Feake, in Waltham, was named for 
Lieut. Feake, as was also Feake Isle, on the 
ocean side of the eastern shore of Virginia, but 
the name of the latter seems to have been cor- 
rupted to Fetches Island. In Frothingham's 
history of Charlestown, his name is printed 
Heake, as a witness to a grant of land from 
Indian Sachems. In a description of Waltham 
in 2 Hist. Coll., Ill, 261, it is said the name of 
the mountain is perpetuated (Winthrop, I, 69). 
Hazard, II, 214, has erroneously given his name 
as Fenner. Winthrop, I, 69, says he represent- 
ed Watertown in the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 
Courts of Deputies. Trumbull, I, ll6, says, 
"He united with Patrick 1640 in the purchase 
of Greenwich, Conn." For location of his Water- 
town lands, see Bond's Watertown Map. Dan- 



iel Patrick and Lieut. Robert Feake's wife were 
authorized by him to dispose of his property. 
Doc. Col. Hist., II, 144, says, "Daniel Patterick 
& Elizabeth Feac duly authori/.ad by her hus- 
band Eobert Feac, now sick, have resided two 
years about five or six leagues east of the Neth- 
erlands," etc. Dated 9 Apr. , 1642. 

Robert' Feake, b. ; Freeman 18 May, 

1631, at Watertown, Maes.; d. 1 Feb., 1660-61, 
WatertowQ records (1663, Savage and Bond); 
m. before the end of Jan., 1632, Elizabeth 
(Fones) Winthrop, wid. of Henry* Winthrop, 
[of John*], and dau. of Thomas and Anne 
(Winthrop) Fones. 

He came to Mass. Bay in 1630 with the 
Winthrop fleet. He d. at the house of Samuel 
Thacher, who disposed of his estate to defray 

expenses. Inventory Feb., 1662-3, £9, 

9s, 2d. (Bond). 

She subsequently m. Wm. Hallett, and 
removed to Flushing and Newton, L. I., N. Y. 
Robert and Elizabeth (Fones Winthrop) Feake 

1. Elizabeth, b. 1633 ± ; m 1659, (as 2d wife), 
Capt. John Underbill, b. 1600±, d. 21 Sept., 
1672, s. of John, an officer in the English army. 

He was for a time a fellow soldier with Miles 
Standish in Holland. He sailed from Yar- 
mouth 7 Apr., 1630, with John Winthrop and 
his fleet of 900 immigrants for Boston under an 
agreement to train the militia of the new 
settlement. Freeman of Boston 18 May, 1631, 
and was one of the first deputies to the general 
court. On 28 Sept., 1630, the court ordered 
£50 to be raised for Mr. Underbill and for Mr. 
Patrick, who was training another company. 
Capt. Underbill and Capt. Daaiel Patrick were 
fellow soldiers in several Indian fights. Capb. 
John Underbill and his Netherland wife, Helena 
Kruger, were members of the old South Church. 

On 7 Nov., 1637, he was banished from 
Massachusetts. In 1638 he returned to Eng- 
land and there printed a book called "News of 
America, by Capt. John Uaderhill, a com- 
mander in the warres there." On his return to 
America he went to Dover, N. H., where he was 
chosen governor. He afterward went to Boston 
and made confession of immorality and prom- 
ised amendment. After much coatroversy he 
was again admitted to communion, and after six 
months of good behavior the court relieved him 
from sentence of banishment. Gov. Winthrop's 
journal says, " The governor and Capt. Under- 
bill being on a journey" were bountifully 
entertained bv Capt. Elliott. " In April, 1640, 
Capt. Daniel Patrick bought Indian lands near 
Norwalk, and soon after this date Capt. John 
Underbill was settled in Stafford, making 
occasional visits to New Amsterdam. In 1643 
he was representative to the general court at 
New Haven. The inhabitants of New Nether- 
lands were having serious difficulties with the 
Indians and in sore distress. They asked Capt. 

Underbill to come to their aid with a company 
of English troops (N. E. Register, VIII, 269). 
On Sunday afternoon, June 2, 1644, a Dutch 
soldier called at Capt. Underbill's house while 
the people were at church, and finding Capt. 
Patrick there, charged him with having misled 
them, and shot him dead. As in other cam- 
paigns, Capt. Underbill was successful in 
subduing the Indians and returned to New 
Amsterdam in triumph. Later he took part 
with the English against the Dutch. After 
peace, he obtained from the Matinecock Indians a 
tract of land in Oyster Bay, where he settled 
for the remainder of his life. He named the 
place Kenelworth after the Kenelworth of the 
Earl of Leicester in Warwickshire, near where 
the Underbill family had lived for many 
generations. The name was corrupted to 
Killing worth. His second marriage brought 
him under Quaker influence, and he became a 
member of the society. He died at Killing- 
worth 7 Sept., 1672, and was buried on his own 
place. Will dated 18 Sept., 1671, gives use of 
his whole estate to his " wife Elizabeth Under' 
hill during her widowhood; but if she marry- 
then my brother John Bowne and Henry 
Townsend and Matthew Pryor and my son John 
Underbill, I impower hereby that tbey see to 
ye estate that ye children be not wronged nor 
turned off without some proportionable allow- 
ance, as ye estate will afford, and that my son 
Nathaniel remain with his mother until 21 
years," 'etc. [Queens Co. Records, Liber B, p. 
91]. For his autobiography, see 3 Mass. Hist. 
Coll., VI. For his descendents by second wife, 
see Bolton's " Hist, of Westchester Co." See 
Thompson's L. I,, also Cornell's "Adam and 
Ann Mott." 

John and Elizabeth (Feake) Underbill of 
Killiagworth, L. I., had: (1.) Deborah, b. 29 
Nov., 1659, m. Henry Townsend. (2) Nathan- 
iel, b. 22 Feb., 1663-4, m. 1635, Mary Ferris. 
(3 ) Hannah, b. 2 Dec, 1666, m. Thomas Alsop. 
(4.) Elizabeth, b. 2 July, 1669, m. Isaac Smith. 
(5) David, b. .. Apr., 1672, m. Hannah 

2. Hannah, b. 1637, m. 1656, John- Bowne, 
of Flushing, L. I., s. of Thomas' of Flushing. 
(See Bowne, Ante.) 

3. John', b. Greenwich, Conn., d. at Killing- 
worth, L. L, _- May, 1727; he was a farmer and 
member of the society of Friends, and Friends' 
meetings were frequently held at his house; m. 
1670, Elizabeth Prier, b. .. Aug., 1656, d. 25 

Feb., 1702, dau. of Matthew and Mary ( ) 

Prier, and had: (1.) Elizabeth, b. 9 June, 1674, 
m. Benjamin Field. (2) Hannah, b. 6 Oct., 
1675, m. James Cock. (3.) Mary, b. 30 Apr,, 

1678, m. Henry Cock. (4.) John, b. 10 July, 

1679, d. 19 Dec, 1683. (5.) Robert, b. 22 June, 
1683, d. 11 Apr., 1773, at Matinecock, L. I., he 
was a farmer, blacksmith, mill owner, and pas- 
tor of the Baptist church at Oyster Bay, L. I ; 
m. Clemence Ludlam (American Ancestry, X., 



77.) (6.) Sarah, b. 17 Feb., 1685-6, d. young. 
^7.) Martha, b. 27 Oct., 1688, m. John Carpen- 
ter. (8.) Abigail, b. 7 Aug., 1691, m. Josiah 
Coggeshall. (9.) Deborah, b. 5 Jan., 1695, m. 
Thomas Whitson. (10.) Freelove, d. young. 
(Am. Ancestry, X., 77). 

4 Bobert, bapt. 17 July, 1642, in Dutch 
church. For grandchildren of Eobert Feake, 
see N. Y. Biog. and Gen. Record, III., p. 184, 
taken from Friends' records. 

5. Sarah, bapt. -. Apr., 1647. 

FowNES, Devonshire, resident in that county 
for more than two centuries. (Previously of 
Saxby Saphy, county Worcester), also of 
Cornwall. " Bear," says Burke, " Azure two 
eagles displayed in chief and a mullet in a 
base argent." 

1. William' Fowiies, of Saxby, Esquire, m. 

Hyelton, dau. of Eobert Hyelton, Knight, 

who must have lived about A. D. 1400. They 
had a son (2.) George'. 

2. George" Fownes, [of Wm.'], m. 

Milbranck, dau. of Milbrauck of Malpas. 

They had a son (3.) William. 

3. WiUiam' Fownes or Fones, of Saxby, 

m. Telham, dau. of Telham. They 

had a son (4.) John. 

4. John* Fones, m. Bradley, dau, of 

Bradley. They had a son (5.) John. 

5. John' Fones, m. Lewell, dau, of 

Lewell of Lewell. They had six sons: 

Robert, (6.) John, Thomas, Humphrey, 
Nicholas, and William. 

6. John'' Fones was of Dedford in the 
Parish of BramsgroVe, now Brownsgrove (?), 
Worcestershire. He had three sons: William 
of Bristol,' who d. s. p. (7.) Thomas of 
Bristol. (8.) Richard of Bristol. 

7. Thomas'' Fones, [oi John'', John', John*, 
Wm^, Geo"., Wm'.], eon and heir, had son 
(9) Thomas^ 

8. Richard' Fones, [of John", John\ etc.], 

of Bristol, m. Joane Twidall, dau. of 

Twidall of the Isle of Axholme in Lincoln- 
shire. They had: John, George, Richard, 
(10.) Thomas. 

, 9. Thomas-, [of Thomas', John", John', 
John*, Wml, Geo"., Wm'.], citizen and 
apothecary of London, Eag., at the Three 

Fawns Old Bailey in 1628, b d. 15 

Apr., 1629; m. (1) 25 Feb., 1604-5, Anne* 
Winthrop, dau. of Adam^ and Anne [Browne] 
Winthrop of Groton. She d. 16 May, 1618. 
He m. (2) 28 Aug., 1621, Priscilla, dau. of 
John Burgis, D. D., and widow of Bezaliell 
Shearman Will dated 14 Apr., 1629, proved 
at Doctors Commons, 29 Apr., named wife 
and John Winthrop executors. Son Samuel 
and daughters Elizabeth and Martha to be 

brought up by John Winthrop and White, 

Esq., of the Temple, and dau. Mary by her 
mother Priscilla. All the children were minors. 

Thomas' and Anne [Winthrop] Fones had: 
(1.) Dorothy, b. 24 Oct., 1608, at Groton, 
Christened 2 Nov. (2 ) Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan., 

1(509-10, d. ; m. (1) 25 Apr., 1629, Henry' 

Winthrop, s. of John* and Mary (Forth) 
Winthrop. He d. 2 July, 1630. She m. (2) 
Lieut. Robert Feake. (See Feake, Ante.) 
She m. (3) William Hallett._ (3.?) Martha, 

b. , she d. 14 May, 1634, at Agawam, 

(Ipswich,) Mass., s. p.; m. 8 Feb., 1630-31, 
John' Winthrop, s. of John* and Mary (Forth) 
Winthrop. (4.?) Samuel, b. 1616, his heir. 

Thomas' and Priscilla (Burgis) Fones had: 
(5.) Mary. (6.) Priscilla, called dead 1628. 

(10.) Thomas^ Fones, [of Richard', John", 
John", John*, Wml, Geo"., Wm'.], was of Ply- 
mouth, 1620; m. (1) Prudence, dau. of John 
Nicholes of Taverstock, county Devon; m. (2) 
Joane Heale, dau. of Walter Heale of Knaton, 
county Devon. By the first wife he had: (1.) 
Richard, b. 1602. (2.) Prudence. (3.) Mary. 
(4.) Joane. By the second wife he had: (5.) 
Sampson. (6.) John. (7.) Thomas. (8.) 
Elizabeth. (9.) Susan. (Copied, except as to 
(9.) Thomas', from N. E. Hist, and Gen. 
Register, XVIII., 182, Et Seq., as published 
from an old manuscript in the Winthrop 
family. ) 

1. Adam Wynteope lived at Lavenham, 
Suffolk county, England. The parish register 
of this place began 1558, or more could prob- 
ably be learned concerning him. He m. Joane 
Burton, but it is not certain whether the last 
name was that of her father or a former hus- 
band. They had a son (2) Adam', b. 9 Oct., 

2. Adam= Wyntrope, b. 9 Oct., 1498, d. 9 
Nov., 1562. " He left his father's home at 
seventeen years of age and went to London, 
where he bound himself to Edward Altham as 
an apprentice for ten years. Altham was at 
this time a clothier or cloth-worker. He was 
afterward (1531) sheriff of London." In 1526, 
when he had completed his apprenticeship, 
Adam was admitted to citizenship in London, 
being sworn in on the 9th of Sept. " Under the 
mayorality of John Allen." He was master of 
the company of cloth workers 1551. In 1544 he 
received a grant of the Manor of Groton in 
Suffolk, whither he retired. Groton, Mass., 
was named after the English home of the Win- 
throps. He m. (1) 16 Nov., 1527, Alice Henry 
or Henny; he m. (2) 1534, Agnes Sharpe, b. 
1516, d. 13 May, 1565, dau. of Robert Sharpe of 
Islington. After the death of Adam", his widow 
m. (2) William Mildmay of Springfield Barnes. 
Her stepson m. Alice Winthrop. 

Second Governor of Massachusetts, 
Born 1587-8. 
ed at Boston 1630; Governor there thenceforth with so 
itil his death in 1649. Son of Adarn^ and Anne Brown 
Groton Manor, Eng. (descendant of Adam', Adam'!, am 



Adam' and Alice (Henry) Wyntrope had: 

1. Thomas, b. 8 Nov., 1528, d. Apr., 


2. Wmiavf, b, 12 Nov., 1529, d. at London, 
Eng., 1 March, 1581, buried at St. Michael's 

church, Cornhill; m. Elizabeth , who 

d. in Kent, 2 June, 1578, and had: (I.) Jona- 
than. (2.) Adam, (3.) William. (4.) Joshua. 
(5.) Elizabeth. (6.) Sarah. 

■6. Bridget, b. 1 Jan., 1530-31, d. 1536. 

4. Christopher, b. 4 Jan., 1531-2, d. . . Oct., 
1532 in Parish of Stocke. Essex. 

5. Thomas, b. .- June, 1533, at London; d. 

Adam" and Agnes (Sharpe) Wyntrope had: 

6. Alice', h. 15 Nov., 1539, d. 8 Nov., 1607; 
m. Sir Thomas Mildmay, and had: (1.) Wil- 
liam. (2.) Francis. (8.) George. (4.) John. 
(5.) Henry. (6.) Thomas, who d. 1 Dec, 1602. 

7. Bridget' (again), b. 3 May, 1543, d. in 
Tharfield, Herefordshire, 4 Nov., 1614; m, 
Roger Alabaster, of a distinguished Hadley 
family, and had: (1) William, was a doctor, and 
is described in Fuller's "Worthies" Vol. II., p. 
343, as a "most rare poet as any our age or 
nation has produced : witness his ' Tragedy of 
Eoxana,' etc. He was made prebendary of St. 
Paul's and rector of ye rich parsonage of Thar- 
field in Hartfordshire." R. C. Winthrop, says, 
"he had turned papist during a visit to Rome, and 
on that account, after coming back to England, 
had been imprisoned in the tower, but, of course, 
he had renounced the pope before obtaining the 
rich parsonage." He died 1640, (2.) George. 
(8.) John, (4.) Thomas. (5.) Sarah. 

8. Mary, b. 1 March, 1544, m. Abraham 

9. Johi\ b. 20 Jan., 1546, d. in Ireland 26 
July, 1613; m. Elizabeth Kisby, dau. of Rob- 
ert Risby, and had descendants. (See life and 
letters of John Winthrop. Note on p. 16. ) 

10. Adam,h. 20 Jan., 1546, d. 1546, aged 6 

11. Adam' (again), b. 10 Aug., 1548; d. at 
Groton Manor, 1623; buried 28 March; m. (1) 
16 Dec, 1574, Alice Still, dau. of Wm., of 
Grautham, Lincolnshire, and sister to Dr. John 
Still, then master of Trinity college, Cam- 
bridge, and afterward bishop of Bath and Wells. 
She and first born child d. 24 Dec, 1577, and 
were buried together in Hadley church. He 
m. (2) 20 Feb. , 1579-80, Anne Browne,* who d. 
19 Apr. , 1629, dau. of Henry and Agnes Browne 
of Edwardstone, and had: (2. ) Anne, b. 5 Jan. , 
1580-81, d. 20 Jan., 1580-81. (3.) Anne* 
(again), b. 16 Jan., 1585-6, d. 16 May, 1618; 

•Henbyi Beownk, of Edwardstone, Eng., was a clothier, b, 
1520-21+, d. 8 Jan., 1596-7 (Satnrday); m, Agnes, who d. 17 Dec, 
1590, and had: 

1. Anne, m. 20 Feb., 157ft-S0, AdamS Winthrop. 

2. Johane, d. 8 Sept., 1597; m. Wm. HiUes, who d. 4 Aug., 1597; 
they probably had a dan. Joane, who m. 1600, Adam, eon of Wm. 
Winthrop. Another sister probably m. Roger Weston; and still 
another probably m. John Sneliing of Shimpling, and had Anna, 
who m. 1 Nov., 1596, John Dnke. 

on 22 July, 1597, she returned to her father's 
from a visit to her uncle Mildmay's; on 10 May, 
1602, she " had a new gown brought from Lon- 
don;" on 23 Feb., 1604-5, Thomas Fones came 
to her father's house; on 25th they were m; 
"27th departed toward London;" on 2 Sept., 
1604, she was at Ipswich at marriage of the 
maid of her father's cousin Sparrow. On 
8 May, 1605, she visited her father, and 
departed for laome May 23, being there at the 
marriage feast of her brother John, May 9. On 
1 Aug. , 1605, he visited her father at Groton, 
probably with his wife. On 22 Oct., 1608, both 
were at Groton. On 24 Oct., their first child 
was born; and on 2 Nov. she was christened 
Dorothy. Sir Robert Crane and his lady were 
present, and she was witness with Mrs. Sampson 
and Mrs. Bronde and Adam Winthrop, the 
child's grandfather. On 19 Dec, the Fones 
family returned to London. She m. 25 Feb., 
1604-5, Thomas' Fones, who d. 15 Apr., 1629, s. 
of Thomas', [of John", John", John*, Wm'., 
Geo=., Wm'. ]. (See Fones, Ante.) (4.) John*, 
b. 12 Jan., 1587-8, in Edwardstone. (Family 
later.) (5.) Jane, bapt. 17 June, 1592, m. 5 
Jan. , 1612, Thomas Gostling, a clothier of Suf- 
folk Co. (6.) Lucy, b. 9 Jan., 1600-1, Chris- 
tened 20 Jan. (Family later. ) 

12, Catharine, b. 17 May, 1550, d. prob- 
ably before 20 Sept., 1562. 

13. Susanna, h. 10 Dec, 1552, d. at 
Coventry, 9 Aug., 1604; m. D. Cottie and had 

John* Winthrop, b. 12 Jan., 1587-8, in Edward- 
stone, Eng., d. Boston, Mass., 26 March, 1(!49, s. 
of Adam' and Anne (Browne) Winthrop, [of 
Adam', Adam'], m. (i) at Great Stambridge, 
Essex Co., Eng , 16 Apr., 1605, Mary Forth, b. 1 
Jan., 1583-4, d. _. June, 1615, buried 26 June 
at Groton, dau. of John, and had: 

1. Johf, h. at Groton, Eng., 12 Feb., 1605-6, 
d. in Boston, Mass., 5 Apr., 1676. Will recorded 
in Suffolk Co., Mass., and Hartford, Conn. He 
m. (1) 1631, his cousin Martha Fones, dau. of 
Thos. and Anne (Winthrop) Fones, and step- 
dau. of Rev. Henry Painter; she d. in Agawam 
(Ipswich), 1634, s. p. He m. (2) 1635, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Edward Reade of Wickford, Essex, 
Eng., step-dau. of Hugh Peters; she d. at Hart- 
ford, Con., 1(572, leaving two sons and five 
daughters. "Much of correspondence of her 
husband and sons is printed in Pub. of Mass. 
Hist. Soc" For his portrait, see Barker's Hist, 
of N. E., p. 622. His eldest son, John", known 
as Fitz John, b. in Ipswich, Mass., 19 March, 
1639, d. at Boston, 27 Nov., 1707; m. rather late 
in life, Elizabeth, dau. of Geo. Tongue of New 
London. He left an only child, Mary', who m. 
Col. John Livingston of Albany, but d., s. p. 

Wait Stiir, a younger son of John', b. Boston, 
27 Feb., 1643, d. there 7 Nov., 1717; was the 
jurist. He had an only son, John', b. 1681, 




d. 1747, who was graduated at Harvard, 1700. 
Jolm' (of New London), had an only son, 
John Stiir, who had several sons; among them 
was Thos, LindalF, lieut. governor; his young- 
est son was Hon. Robert C". Wiuthrop. 

2. Henry", bapt. at Groton, 20 (or 19) Jan. , 
1607-8; d. 2 July, 1630; m. 25 Apr., 1629, his 
cousin, Elizabeth Fones, dau. of Thos. and 
Anne (Winthrop) Fones. " He designed to 
return to Virginia with his new wife. " His views 
probably were changed by want of funds; and 
before the year ended, he undertook with his 
father the N. E. scheme of colonization. He 
was drowned 2 July, 1630, in a creek at Salem 
after his return from Barbadoes. Their dau., 
Martha Joanna, bapt. 9 May, 1630, at Groton, 
m. 1649, Thos. Lyon of Stamford, Conn., but 

d. , s. p. The mother and child 

arrived in N. E. with Margaret Winthrop 
(wife of JohnO, -- Nov., 1631. She m. (2) 
in N. E. probably before 1632, Lieut. Robert 
Feake. (See Feake.) 

3. Forth, b. 30 Dec, 1609, at Stambridge, 
in Essex; buried 23 Nov., 1630, unm; was 
engaged to Ursula, dau, of Bezaliell and Pris- 
cilla (Burgis) Shearman. 

4. Mary, m. 1632, Eev. Samuel Dudley, s. 
of Gov. Thos. Dudley; he d. 12 Apr., 1643, 
leaving (two or four) children. 

5. Anne, b. 26 Aug., 1614, d. in infancy. 

6. Anne, (again), d. in infancy, buried 29 
Jan., 1615. 

John* Winthrop, 1587-8-1649, m. (2) 6 
Dec, 1615, Thomasine Clopton, who d. 8 Dec, 
1616, buried 11 Dec, dau. of Wm. Clopton, 
Esq., of Castleins, a seat near Groton. Their 

dau. , b. 30 Nov., 1616, d. 2 Dec, 


John' Winthrop, 1587-8-1649, m. (3) .. 
1618, Margaret Tyndal, who d. 14 June, 1647, 
dau. of Sir John Tyndal, Knight of Great 
Maplestead, Essex Co., and had: 

8. Stephen, b. 24 March, 1618-19. 

9. A<kim\ b. 7 Apr,, 1620; had a son 
Adam'', who had a son Adam', who m. 1700, 
Ann Wainright, and had John', the distin- 
guished professor of Harvard college. 

10. Dean, b. 16 March, 1622-3, bapt. 23 

11. Nathaniel, bapt. 20 Feb., 1624-5, d. 

12. Samuel, bapt. 26 Aug., 1627. 

13. Anne, bapt. 29 Aug., or 20 Apr., 1630, 
d. 1631. 

14. William, b. 14 Aug., 1632, d. young. 

15. Sarah, bapt. 29, June, 1634, d. young. 

John* Winthrop, 1587-8-1649, m. (4) .. 
Dec, 1647, Martha Nowell, wid. of Thos. 
Coytmore. John* Winthrop, d. 26 March, 
1649. His widow m. 16 March. 1652, John 
Coggar. John* and Martha (Nowell) Win- 
throp, had: 

16. Joshua, bapt. 17 Dec, 1648, d. young. 

Lucy* Winthrop, dau. of Adam' and Anne 
(Browne) Winthrop, [of Adam", Adam'], b. 9 
Jan., 1600-1, christened 20 Jan., d. 9 Apr., 
1629, m. 10 Apr., 1622, Emanuel Downing, a 
lawyer of the Inner Temple, London. His 
first wife was a dau. of Sir James Ware, and 
sister to the Sir James Ware who was called 
the Camden of Ireland. They had several 

Emanuel Downftig and wife Lucy came to 
America in 1638. He d. between 1653, and 9 
Aug., 1656. Their children were: 

1. George^, b. 1624; he was of the first 
class of Harvard, graduated (1642). His diplo- 
matic services under Cromwell and Charles II, 
are matters of history. 

2. Mary, came to America _. May, 1633, 
with Gov. Coddington. She m. Thos. Bar- 
nardiston of the Old Knightly Family of 
Barnardistons at Kedington, Suffolk Co., Eag. 
The death of their son without issue secured 
the endowment of Downing college. 

3. James came to America, 1630, in the 
Arbella with his Uncle John. 

4 Susan, came to America with Mary. 

5. Ann Downing, b. probably about 1633; 
m. .. Aug., 1656, Capt. Joseph Gardner, who 
was killed 19 Dec, 1675, by the Indians in 
the Narragansett fight, s. of Thomas and Mar- 
garet (Frier) Gardner, s. p. She m. (2) 
Gov. Simon Bradstreet. (See Register, Vol. 
XIII., p. 230, for her will. See also Register, 
April. , 1894, for ancestry of Simon Bradstreet. 

6. Lucy. 

7. John, bapt. 1 March, 1640. 

8. Dorcas, bapt. 7 Feb., 1641-2. 

BiBLiOGRAHY. — Winthrop's Hist, of N. E., 
2 Vols. Life and letters of John Winthrop 
by Robert C. Winthrop, 2 Vols. Encyclo- 
pedias. Harper's Monthly, Vol. LIII, contains 
exterior and interior views of the church at 
Groton, Eng., also illustration of the stone 
cup. For the most complete genealogy, see 
Suffolk Manorial Families, by Muskett, now 
being published at London, 



[ Continued.] 

11. JoHN^ Shotwell, d. 1745±,of , 

N. J., supposed B. of DanieP and Elizabeth 
Shotwell, of Staten Island, [of Abraham'] 
whose wife Lydia was living in 1745, had: 

1. John, b. 1729 ±. 

2. Benjamin', b. 17 July, 1731, m. 1754, 
Elizabeth Manning. 

3. Joseph. These three sons were living 
at date of father's will in 1745. 

18. John* Shotwell, 1712-1779 ±, of Plain- 
field, N. J., s. of John' and Mary (Thorne) 
Shotwell, of Shotwell's Landing, N. J., [of 
John-, Abraham'], m. (1) 1734-5, Elizabeth' 
Smith, b. 1718, dau. of ShobaP and Prudence 
(Fitz Randolph) Smith, of Woodbridge, N. J., 
[of Samuel'], and had: 

1. Elizabeth, h. 27 of 12 mo., 1736-7. 

2. John Smith;', b. 8 of 12 mo., 1738-9, at 
Scotch Plains, near the present site of Plain- 
field, N. J., d. before 10 mo., 1801; m. (1) 
Plainfield, N. J., 22 of 9 mo., 1756, Mary' 
Webster, b. 9 of 4 mo., 1736, dau. of Wm"., Jr., 
and Susannah (Cowperthwaite) Webster, of 
borough of Elizabeth, N. J., [of Wm'.]; he 
dw. in Somerset Co., N. J., when he m. (2) 
23 of 5 mo., 1782, Phebe' Shotwell, of Middle- 
sex Co., N. J., sister to Perrytown Joseph and 
dau. of Joseph* and Elizabeth (Jackson) Shot- 
well, of Woodbridge, N. J., [of Joseph', Dan- 
ieP, Abraham']. 

John* Shotwell, 1712-1779 ±, of Plainfield, 
N. J., [of John^ John-, Abr'.], m. (2) 1743, 
Grace Webster, b. 1725, dau. of Wm'^., and 
Susannah (Cowperthwaite) Webster, of Essex 
Co., N. J., [of Wm'.], and sister to the 1st 
wife of his son John Smith Shotwell, and 

3. Susannah;', b. 2 of 1 mo., 1744, Plain- 
field, N. J.; m. in 1768, (between 16 of 3 and 
20 of 4 mo.), John Townsend, b. 1734±, d. 
Essex Co., N. J., 8 of 4 mo., 1810, aged 76 
yrs., buried at Plainfield. They became mem- 
bers of R. and P. M. M., 20 of 9 mo. 1769, 
by cert, from Flushing. 

4. Jacob', h. 29 of 8 mo., 1746, Plain- 
field, Essex Co., N. J., was disowned by E. 

E. and P. M. M., 16 of 3 mo., 1780, on account 
of his reflections against John Webster; d. 15 
Dec, 1815; he was of the borough of Elizabeth 
when he m. with unity of Friends in Plainfield, 
22 of 3 mo., 1769, Bersheba* Pound, b. 13 of 1 
mo. 1747; d. .. Feb., 1823, dau. of Elijah' and 
Elizabeth Pound of Piscataway, N. J., [of 
John', John']. 

Jacob^ Shotwell was a farmer and owned 
slaves, he bought land between Scotch Plains 
and Plainfield and settled each of his sons on a 

5. William', b. 11 of 6 or 5 mo., 1748, Plain- ^ 
field, was a valuable and consistent Friend, was V. 
appointed an Elder while yet a young man, and 
with many others, for his peace principles, suf- 
fered during the Revolutionary War, having 
property taken for fines, etc., for declining to 
perform military duty when called upon. 'The 
house in which he dwelt at Plainfield, is yet 
standing. One authority states that before his 
removal from New Jersey, he occupied a stone 
house that is still standing just outside the cor- 
poration limits of Dover and which is reported 

to have been finished on the day of the surren- 
der of Cornwallis, 19 Oct., 1781. 

In 1791, he accompanied Sarah Lundy and 
Elizabeth Martin on a religious visit to New 
England and Nova Scotia. He soon afterward 
removed from Scotch Plains with his family, 
except dau. Eachel, to the Tp. of Thorokl, in 
Upper Canada, and settled on Chippewa Creek, 
near where the city of Welland now stands; d. 
at Pelham, C. W., 1841 ±, aged 93 yrs. He m. 
at Plainfield, 25 of 3 mo., 1772, Elizabeth* 
Pound, b. 16 of 11 mo., 1754, dau. of Elijah' and 
Elizabeth Pound of Piscataway, N. J., [of John", 
John'], and sister to Jacob's wife. 

6. Isaiah\ h. 20 of 11 mo., 1749-50, d. 13 of 
3 mo., 1832; m. at Shrewsbury, (N. J.) Friends' 
Meeting House, 27 of 6 mo., 1772, Constant 
Lippencott, b. -- of 12 mo., 1753, d. at res. of 
her son Jediah in Plainfield, N. J., 8 of 11 mo., 
1845, aged 92 yrs., 10 mo., 15 days, dau. of 
Remembrance' Lippencott of Shrewsbury, who 
was b. at Rah way, 1723, [of Wm'., Remem- 
brance', Richard']. Richard' Lippencott of 
Devonshire, Eng., and his wife Abigail, settled 



at Shrewsbury, before 1674, and are believed to 
have been the ancestors of all the Lippencotts 
in America. 

7. James-, born 23 of 1 mo., (Jan.), 1752, 
was a farmer, dw. Long Bridge, Independence 
Tp., Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J.; perhaps 
the James who d. 4 of 6 mo., 1795; certainly d. 
before the division of the county in 1824; was 
spy and private agent under Washington in the 
Eevolution. His great-granddaughter Emma 
(Shotwell) Wolverton, of Ashley, Mich., is 
authority for the statement that he was mail 
carrier under President Washington. He m. 
Elsie (Smalley) Runyan, widow of Wm, Runyan 
and dau. of Andrew Smalley, of Harris' Lane, 
She was born 24 Jan., 1758. 

8. SaraK', d, in 1850, aged about 94, several 
yrs. earlier than her only dau. She m. (1) 

Ralph Smith, who d. , s. p., s. of Ralph 

Smith of Hanover, N. J.; she m. (2) Capt. 
William Piatt, of the Revolution, who was 
killed by the Indians, at General St. Clair's 
defeat on the Miami in Ohio, 4 Nov., 1791, s. of 

John Piatt from France; m. (3) Murray, a 

native of Ireland, who deserted her, it is said, 
because her pension as the captain's widow had 
ceased; she was afterward restored to the pen- 
sion roll. 

9. Mary, m. John Stevens, and had one son 
John; they removed from N. J. to Ky., in latter 
part of the 18th century. 

10. Elizabeth, m. Clayton. 

11. Martha^, m. Jonathan Hand Osborne, 
son of Jonathan, of Scotch Plains, N. J. 

12. Hugh', b. 19 Mch., 1764, at Plainfield, 
Essex (now Union) Co., N. J., was a land sur- 
veyor, which calling he had learned from a wise 
and generous old teacher in New Jersey, who, 
it is said, had once upon a time, all unobserved, 
watched the lad in company with other school 
boys redressing some fancied grievance by 
piling up their instructor's growing water- 
melons. Among the family traditions are other 
anecdotes of his youthful pranks, such as put- 
ting a small quantity of gunpowder into the 
tobacco pipe of his sister-in-law. Constant, in 
whose family he lived for several years. His 
brother-in-law, Capt. Wm. Piatt, is said to have 
dissuaded him from joining the Continental 
Army, giving him his military hat and powder- 
horn as a reward for desisting from his purpose 
so to do. 

He emigrated from Sussex Co., N. J., with 
his wife and two children to Pennsylvania, in the 
autumn of 1794, at time of the Whisky Insurrec- 
tion there, crossing the mountains with an ox 
team and settling on Redstone Creek, Fayette 
Co., near Brownsville, whence in the spring of 
1813, he removed with the most of his large 
family to Cadiz Tp., Harrison Co., O., in 
which county he spent the remaining years 
of his life, keeping for several years a 
tavern about five miles east of Cadiz, which 

Was afterward kept by his son Joseph. He 
d, at the home of his youngest son Arrison, 
in Washington Tp., Harrison Co., O., 17 Mch., 
1854, at the age of 90 yrs. He was in early life 
a member of the Society of Friends; but, on the 
20 of 5 mo., 1784, he was disowned by R. and 
P. M. M., for having been married by John 
Miller, J. P., contrary to Friend's discipline, or, 
as he expressed it, because he had " loved a 
pretty girl " outside the Society. They after- 
ward, in 1804, became members of the regular 
Baptist church at Redstone, Pa., and in 1841, 
Hugh was one of the constituent members of 
the Corinth church, in which he remained a 
consistent member till his death. " He saw his 
children and his children's children prosperous 
and happy around him and was even permitted 
to behold the 4th generation of bis offspring; 
yet when his Master called, he was ready and 
willing to go; death had no terrors for one who 
had so nobly ' fought the good fight;' and we 
cannot but rejoice that this aged veteran of the 
Cross has gone to reap his reward." 

He m. 23 Feb., 1783, Rosetta Arrison, of 
Sussex Co., N. J., b. in N. J., 1764±, d. 1836, at 
the home of her son Arrison, in whose posses- 
sion the old bible and all the family records and 
relics were left. She was dau. of John Arrison, 
of Sussex Co., N. J., formerly of Wyoming, Pa., 
whence he was driven out by the Indians in the 
time of the war of the Revolution. 

Synopsis op the Children and Grand-chil- 

DBEN OF John' Shotwell, 1712-1779 ±, 

OF Plainfield, N. J. 

John* Shotwell, b. 1712, s. of John' and 
Mary (Thome) Shotwell, of Shotwell's Landing, 
(Bricktown, now part of Rahway), N. J., [of 
John=, Abr.'], m- (1) 1734-5, Elizabeth' Smith, 
b. 1718, dau. of ShobaP and Prudence (F. Ran- 
dolph) Smith, of Woodbridge, N. J., [of 
Samuel'], and had: 

1. Elizabeth, b. 1736-7. 

2. John Smith" Shotioell, 173^^-1801; m. (1) 
1756, Mary' Webster, b. 1736, [of Wml, Wm'.], 
and had: (1.) John, d. unm. (2.) Wm. d. 
1830±,unm. (3.) Samuel, m. Hetty (Cooper) 
Davison, a wid., dau. of Nathan Cooper. (4.) 
Susannah; m. David Martin, [of Alexander]. 
(5.) Elizabeth ; m. Dennis Hughes. (6.) Sarah; 

m. Hanison. John Smith'^ Shotwell, 

m. (2) 1782, Phebe' Shotwell, [probably of 
Joseph^ Joseph', DanieP, Abraham'], and had: 
(7.) Joseph Smith" Shotwell, an orthodox 
Friend and merchant in New York city; m. 
Deborah Fox, [of George]. (8.) Nathan, d. 
unm. (9.) Mary; m. Daniel" Shotwell, of Plain- 
field, N. J., [of Jacob', John*, John', John', 

John* Shotwell, b. 1712, [of Jno'., Jnol, 
Abr'.], m. (2) 1743, Grace' Webster, b. 1725, 
[of Wm%, Wm'.], and had: 



3. Susannah', b. 1744; m. 1768, John Town- 
send, 1734±-1810, and had: (1) Martha, b. 26 
of 4 mo., 1769; m. (as 2d wife) James Powell, of 
Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y. (2.) Grace, b. 7 
of 8 mo., 1770. (3.) Sarah, b. 23 of 10 mo., 
1771; d. 1 of 4 mo., 1857, unm. (4.) Hugh, b. 
11 of 8 mo., 1773; m. Mary Dell. (5.) Jotham, 
b. 19 of 12 mo., 1774. (6.) John, b. 18 of 8 
mo., 1776. 

4. Jacob' Shotwell, b. 1746; m. 1769. Ber- 
sheba* Pound, b. 1747, [of Elijah', John", John'], 
and had: (1.) Mary, an Orthodox minister. 
(2.) Sarah, b. 1772, d. unm. (3.) KalpF, 1773- 
1826, m. (1) Elizabeth Marsh, who d. 1812, 
dan. of Wm. of Ash Swamp; m. (2) Osy 
Tingley, [of Jacob], (4.) DanieP, 1775-1851, 
lived "on the hill," Plainfield, N. J.; m. (1) 
Mary" Shotwell, [of John Smith' Shotwell, 
John*, John\ John", Abraham']; m. (2) Phebe 
Cole, [of Wm.]. (5.) John, b. 1779; m. Mercy 
Smith, [of Samuel]. (6.) Elijah" (twin of 
John), 1779-1857; m. Jemima G. Piatt, dau. of 
Capt. Wm. and Sarah' (Shotwell) Piatt, (of 
John*, John', John", Abraham']. 

5. William' Shotwell, 1748-1841 ± , m. 1772, 
Elizabeth* Pound, b. 1754, [of Elijah, John=, 
John'], and had: (1.) Kachel, b. 1773; m. 
Richard Dell, Jr., 1762-1845, of Dover, N. J., 
and Junius, N. Y., [of Richard]. (2.) Cathar- 
ine, b. 1774; m. Benj. Burtsall. (3.) Anna, b. 
1777, 2d wife of Jesse Willson, of Pelham, C. 
W. (4.) Phebe", b. 1779, wife of Isaac Willson, 
of Pelham, C. W. (5.) Elizabeth, b. 1781, wife 
of Joseph Adams, of Sussex Co., N. J. (6.) 
Elijah", b. 1783, m. Martha Burtsall, sister to 
Benj. (7.) John, b. 1785, m. (1) Grace Marsh, 
1790-1827 ±, [of Joseph-, John'], m. (2) 1833 ±, 
Matilda Heaton, [of Jonathan]. (8.) Smith", 
b. 1787, m. Mary Crawford, [of James]. (9.) 
Sarah, m. Levi Schooley. (10.) Mariam", b. 
1791, m. Wm. Webster. (11.) Wm., b. 1795, 
d. unm. 

6. Isaiah", 1749-1832, m. 1772, Constant' 
Lippencott, 1753-1845, [of Remembrance*, 
Wml, Remembrance", Richard'], and had: 
(1.) Mary, 1773-1842, m. 1793 (as 2d wife), 
Thos. Laing, 1759-1827, [of Isaac', John', 
John']. (2.) Jediah, 1775-1847, m. 1796, Anna 
Pound, 1775-1851, [of Samuel*, Elijah', John% 
John']. (3.) Peter", 1777-1845, m. 1803, Phebe 
Vail, 1779-1866, dau. of Abraham and Marga- 
ret (F. Randolph) Vail, [of John", Samuel']. 
(4.) Abel", 1779-1840, m. 1810, Elizabeth* 
Vail, 1782-1866, sister to Phebe. (5.) Thos. 
L., 1781-1859, m. 1806, Elizabeth Satterthwait, 
1786-1843, [of Joshua W.]. (6.) Wm., 1783- 
1846, d. unm. (7.) Grace, b. 1786, d. in 
infancy. (8.) Joseph L"., 1787-1871, m. 1809, 
Christiana Vail, 1788-1871, sister to Phebe 
and Elizabeth. (9.) Edmund", 1791-1866, m. 
Sarah R. Shepard, 1792-1860, [of Nathan]. 
(10). Samuel E., 1793-1823, m. 1817, Sarah 

C. Rich, [of Joseph]. (11.) Hugh, b. 1795, 
m. Hannah Cole. 

7. James'; b. 1752, m. Elsie (Smalley) 
Runyan, b. 1758, dau. of Andrew Smalley, 
and had: (1.) Wm., b. 1783, m. Mary Ayres, 
[of EzekielJ. (2.) Nancy, b. 1785; m. (1) 
John Green; m. (2) Wm. Vliet; m. (3) John 
Schmuck. (3.) Clarissa, b. 1787; m. David 
Vliet. (4. ) Clarkson", b. 1789, m. Keziah 
Sutton. (5.) Charles, b. 1792, m. Ann 
Maines. (6.) Jonathan", 1795-1850, m. 1818, 
Phebe Willson, b. 1796, [of Mordecai]. 

8. Sarah, 1756 ±-1850, m. (1) Ralph Smith, 
[of Ralph]; m. (2) Capt. Wm. Piatt, d. 1791, 

[of John]; m. (3) Murray; by the 

2d husband, she had: (1, ) Dr. Wm. Piatt, of 
New York. (2.) James Piatt of Cincinnati, 
O. (3.) Jemima G. Piatt, an orthodox minister 
who d. 18()8±; m. her cousin Elijah Shot- 
well, who d. 1861 ±, 8. of Jacob" and Ber- 
sheba (Pound) Shotwell, [of John*, John^ 
John", Abraham']. 

9. Mary, m. John Stevens, and had one 
son, John. 

10. Elizabeth, m. Clayton. 

11. Martha\ m. Jonathan H. Osborn, of 
Scotch Plains, N. J., [of Jonathan], and had: 
(1) Dr. Cora Osborn of Westfield, N. J., who 
d. 1868. (2.) Letitia; m. Dennis Vail of 
Piscataway, N. J., [of Wm*., David^ John", 

12. Uugh\ 1764-1854, of Harrison Co., O.; 
m, 1783, Rosetta Arrison, 1764 ±-1836, [of 
John], and had: (1.) John", 1784-1869; m. 
1804, Sarah Shanklin, 1779-1851. (2. ) Esther", 
1785-1870; m. (1) 1803, Timothy Smith, Jr., 
[of Timothy]; m. (2) 1820 (as 2d wife), Maj. 
Geo. C. Seaton, 1783-1849, [of James]. (3.) 
Susanna", 1789-1874; m. 1809. Chas. AVinter- 
mute, 1784-1868, [of Geo.]. (4.) Charlotte", 
1790-1827, m. 1816, Ephraim Sears. (5.) 
Nancy", 1795-1861; m. (1) 1815, Peter Van 
Dolah, 1787-1823; m. (2) 1826, Jacob Ebert, 
1800-1854, [of John]. (6.) William", 1798- 
1855, m. 1819, Rhoda Beebe, 1792-1876, [of 
St^aart^ Samuel']. (7.) Joseph", 1801-1883, 
m. 1821, Mary Arrison, [of Jeptha]. (8.) 
Arrison", 1812-1893, m. 1835, Mary Dickerson, 
1815-1894, [of Baruch', Thomar, Joshua']. 

28. John* Shotwell, 1727-1758, of Middle- 
sex Co., N. J., s. of Abraham' and Elizabeth 
( Cowperthwaite) Shotwell, of Piscataway Tp., 
Middlesex Co., N. J., [of John", Abraham'], 
m. Anna and bad: 

1. John', b. 6 Mar., 1753; removed with 
his family from Scotch Plains, N. J., about 
1780, to the region known as " the bloody 
ground," as Kentucky was then called, stop- 
ping for a while at a place called Washing- 
ton, now the seat of Mason county. He took 
up a large tract of land at Mayslick, eight 



miles from Washington, and he and a hand 
proceeded to improve it, preparatory to mov- 
ing his family thither. The Indians were then 
very hostile throughout the Ohio valley. His 
grandson Albert Shotwell, of Bowling Green, 
Mo., (b. 1811), is authority for the following 
two incidents: 

One evening, after the day's work was done, 
the two — master and man — started to go back 
to Washington, Their course lay down a creek, 
running parallel with the road they traveled. 
Each had a gun, and, as game was then plentiful, 
they soon separated, following down the creek, 
one on each side, hoping to take fowl or 
vension on the way. After they had gone a 
short distance John Shotwell heard the report 
of a gun, which he supposed was his com- 
panion's; so he rode over to the spot, but, 
instead of the expected deer or turkey, he 
found his comrade dead and scalped; but, see- 
ing no Indian and being a powerful man — 
about six feet in height — and of Herculean 
strength as well as courage, he lifted the dead 
man upon his own horse and, getting up 
behind, carried him a number of miles through 
the wilderness to Washington. 

His wife was no less a heroine. During the 
Revolutionary period, the inhabitants had to 
build forts for protection from the Tories and 
hostile Indians. Mrs. Shotwell sat many a 
time at a port-hole, with gun in hand, watch- 
ing for Indians. One night during the absence 
of her husband, three tories came to her house 
to take her brother, who lay sick in bed She 
had taken the precaution to barricade the door; 
and they undertook to force an entrance. She 
stood at the door, ax in hand, and as one had 
partly forced himself in, she killed him with 
the ax and drew him inside. She served the 
second in the same way. The third retreated. 

Her husband used a good many barrels and 
did his own coopering. It is said that a 
friend, to have some fun at her expense one 
evening, put on a false face to frighten her. 
She happened to be where she got hold of a 
shaved hoop and commenced on the joker. 
He soon cried out " Stop!" and the fun turned 
the other way. She would pull teeth for her 
neighbors and friends, and often she would 
be sent for in case of sickness in preference 
to a doctor, 

John and his wife continued to reside at 
Mayslick until the time of their death. Both 
belonged to the Baptist church, certainly from 
the earliest recollection of our informant. 
John was the leading member in a church of 
700 members at Mayslick, and his house was 
called " the preacher's tavern. " In early life, 
he worked at blacksmithing; and they used to 
tell it of him that he carried his anvil on his 
back all the way from New Jersey to Ken- 
tucky. He probably did his own blacksmithing 
for a time at Mayslick. Certainly his son 

William took up the trade and became an 
excellent workman. 

John was an extensive farmer and owned 
quite a number of slaves, the men doing the 
labor on the farm, and the women the house- 
work. He planted an orchard of many acres, 
and would distill his apples and peaches and 
make brandy and hundreds of barrels of cider. 
He would also distill his surplus corn and rye 
and make whisky out of it, and kept almost 
all kinds of drinks in his cellar. And yet, 
though it was common for almost every family 
to use different kinds of beverages, our 
informant states that "There were no drunken 
boys in those days." 

The sale of personal property belonging to 
his estate after his death took three days. 
The widow gave up her interest in all the 
estate, and each of the eleven children was 
bound to pay her $35 annually, the amount, 
$385, being more than she had use for. All 
of the four sons and seven daughters were 
then married and had children. John'* died 9 
Dec, 1826; m. 17 Sept., 1773, Abigail Shipman, 
b. 2 Mar., 1754; d. 9 Apr., 1835. They are said 
to have removed to Kentucky from Morris Co., 
N. J. His great-grandaughter, Mrs. E. T. Con- 
way, of Henderson, Ky., is authority for the 
statement that he moved to Kentucky in 1788, 
having served the American cause through- 
out the Revolutionary War, and was postmaster 
at Mayslick, and a magistrate of Mason county 
for many years. 

2. Jasper, mentioned in his father's will, 
1758; removed from Scotch Plains during or 
soon after the Revolution to "the bloody 
ground," near the Ohio river during the Indian 
hostilities in that region. He is mentioned in 
an old history of Ohio (p. 97), as one of the 
settlers (1804) in and about Williamsburgh 
(formerly Lytlestown), Clermont Co., which was 
formed in the year 1800, the 18th county orga- 
nized ia the territory. He is said to have been 
from Kentucky; is believed to have had at least 
a son David, who visited his uncle and cousins 
at Mayslick, Ky., about 1820-24. 

3. , a daughter, m. 

Morris, and left descendants in Mason County, 

55. John Smith' Shotwell, 1738-9-1801-, of 
Somerset Co., N. J., s. of John* and Elizabeth 
(Smith) Shotwell, of Plainfield, [of John', 
John', Abraham'], m. (1) 1756, ilary' Webster, 
b. 1736, dau. of Wm". Jr., and Sussannah 
(Cowperthwaite) Webster, of Essex Co., N. J., 
[of Wm'.], and had: 

1. John, d. unm. 

2. William, known as " Turkey Billy," from 
the neighborhood in which he resided, Turkey, 
now New Providence, near Plainfield; was a 
farmer; had very odd ways, and of him various 
amusing anecdotes are related; d. 1830±, unm. 



Littell states that William dwelt at Long Hill, 
near Franklin Place. 

3. Samuel, went west; m. Hetty (Cooper) 
Davison, wid. of a Eevolutionary officer, and 
dau. of Nathan Cooper of Chester, Morris Co., 

4. Susannah, m. David Martin, s. of Alex- 
ander Martin of Long Hill, N. J. 

5. Elizabeth, m. Dennis Hughes, a native of 

6. Sarah, m. Hanison and had sons 

Henry and John, the latter of whom m. Sally 
Parker, dan. of Calvin of Long Hill, N. J. 

John Smith' Shotwell, 1788-9-1801-, of 
Somerset Co., N. J., [of John*, John', John", 
Abraham'], m. (2) 1782, Phebe" Shotwell, 
dan. of Joseph* and Elizabeth (Jackson) Shot- 
well, of Woodbridge, N. J., [of Joseph", Daniel", 
Abraham'], and had: 

7. Joseph Smith', was a prominent mer- 
chant, in N. Y. city, and a man of high stand- 
ing; was apprenticed to Willet Hicks a whole- 
sale dry goods merchant in New York, taking 
cert, of membership to the M. M. there from 
E. and P. M. M. dated 19 of 2 mo., 1806; 
was then a minor; after the separation in 1828, 
he was an Orthodox Friend. Reuben Haines 
of Orleans Co., N. Y., used to stop at his 
house while attending Yearly Meeting in New 
York, between 1814 and 1850; m. Deborah 
Fox, dau. of George Fox. 

8. Nathan, was not smart; lived with his 
cousin Elijah Shotwell; d. unm. 

9. Mary, died when only son was three 
years old; m. her cousin Daniel" Shotwell, of 
Plainfield, called " Daniel on the hill," b. 
1775, s. of Jacob' and Bersheba (Pound) 
Shotwell, [of John', John^ John", Abraham']. 
Mary may have been dau. by first wife. 

46. John' Shotwell, 1743-4-1816, of Lower 
Eahway, N. J., s. of Joseph* and Sarah (Cock) 
Shotwell of Eahway, N. J., [of John', John', 
Abraham'], m. 1769, Margaret Hajjdock, 1752- 
1815, dau. of John Haydock of Eahway, and 

1. Jane', b. 3 of 5 mo., 1772; m. Wm. 

2. Sarah, h. 20 of 3 mo., 1774. 

3. Margaret'; b. 6 of 1 mo., 1776; m. Eden 

4. Phebe, b. 17 of 9 mo., 1780, received 
cert, of membership from E. and P. M. M. 
20 of 2 mo., 1805, directed to the M. M. for 
northern district of Philadelphia; m. before 
1806, Christopher Marshall. 

5. Joseph'; b. 14 of 7 mo., 1783, called 
" Pigeon Josy," served an apprenticeship in N. 
Y., taking a cert, to the M. M. there, from 
K. and P. M. M. dated 20 of 1 mo., 1803; 
was a surveyor; dw. Eahway, N. J., and there 
d. 23 of 10 mo., 1863, aged 80 yrs., 3 mo., 9 

days; m. 23 of 3 mo., 1820, Margaret Elston, 
b. 13 of 11 mo., 1797, d. Eahway, N. J., 1 of 

3 mo., 1869, a teacher, dau. of Ambrose 
Elston, of Lower Eahway, N. J., a Middlesex 
county judge and a soldier in the Eevolu- 
tionary War. 

6. Mary, b. 14 of 8 mo., 1785, dw. Eah- 
way, Middlesex Co., N. J., and there d. 26 of 
7 mo., 1824, single. 

7. Elizabeth, (twin of Mary), b. 14 of 8 
mo., 1785, d. unm. 

8. Hannah, b. 15 of 5 mo., 1787, d. Eah- 
way, N. J., 26 of 9 mo., 1869, aged 82 yrs., 

4 mo., 11 days; m. (1) Knight; 

Hannah S. Knight took cert, of membership 
from E. and P. M. M. to Camden M. M. 
dated 26 of 5 mo., 1843. She m. (2) before 
1852, John Corlies, who d. before 1869. 
Hannah S. Corlies took cert, from E. and P. 
M. M. 16 of 4 mo., 1851, to Shrewsbury, 
M. M. 

9. Rebecca, b. 8 of 8 mo., 1789. d. Eah- 
way, N. J., 6 of 3 mo., 1870, aged 80 yrs., 6 
mo., 28 days, unm. 

10. Eleanor, b. 28 of 10 mo., 1792, d. unm. 

96. John' Shotwell, 1753-1826, of May- 
slick, Mason Co., Ky., s. of John* and Anna 
( ) Shotwell, [of Abraham^, John", Abra- 
ham'], m. 1773, Abigail Shipman, 1754-1835, 
and had: 

1. Mary, called Polly, b. 4 Aug., 1774; 
she and all her brothers and sisters were 
married and had children before the father's 
death in 1826; she d. 13 Nov., 1823; she m. 
20 Jan., 1799, John Wise. 

2. Charlotte, (twin of Mary), b. 4 Aug., 

1774; m. (1) 30 Sept., 1790, Wood; 

m. (2) Wm. Dye. 

3. Lyilia, b. 2 Aug., 1775; d. 20 July, 
1857; m. 12 Feb., 1793, Sanford Mitchell. 

4. John!; b. 29 Jan., 1777; was a farmer 
near Mayslick, Mason Co., Kv., and there d. 
3 July, 1824; m. (1) 10 Mar., 1803, Eachel 
Dye, who d. about 1808, leaving two daughters; 
he m. (2) 26 Nov., 1809, Sally Burroughs, b. 
15 Aug., 1780, in Maryland. In 1831, she 
removed with her family to Pike Co. , Mo. , and 
there d. 22 May, 1848. To her 2d son Albert' 
Shotwell (b. 1811), of Bowling Green, Mo., 
we are chiefly indebted for information con- 
cerning this branch. 

5. William', b. 12 Dec, 1779, in Morris 
Co., N. J.; was a .farmer, blacksmith, wool 
carding-machine maker, manufacturer of cotton 
spinning machinery, etc., and ran a spinning 
factory in Mason county, Ky. ; and there d. 12 
May, 1834; m. 31 Jan., 1805, Fannie Triplett. 

6. Nathan'; b. 2 Apr., 1782, was a farmer, 
removed with his 2d wife about 1827, from the 
vicinity of Mayslick, Ky., to St. Louis Co., 
Mo., and there d. soon afterward; m. (1) 10 
Jan., 1806, Grover, who d. in Mason 



Co,, Ky.; m. (2) Maria Bland, who d. .. 
Feb., 1885, aged 86 yrs. 

7. Anna, b. 12 Jan., 1785, Mayslick, Mason 
Co., Ky.; d. 18 Sept., 1861; m. 11 Apr., 1802, 

Webb, and had a dau., Elizabeth, wife 

of Yancy, who dw. at Mayslick, Ky. 

8. Phebe, b. 17 Dec, 1789, m. Levi Van 

9. Jabez\ b. 23 Nov., 1791, Mayslick, Ky.; 
was a farmer near Mayslick for many years; 
removed about 1833, to Richmond, Ray county, 
Mo.; d. of typhoid fever, .- Nov., 1871, in 
Lexington, Mo., aged 80 years, less 18 days; 
m. about 1815, Eliza Warder. 

10. Abigail, b. 20 Apr., 1795; m. Wm. 

11. Priscilla, b. 19 Jan., 1798; d. 20 Mar., 
1866; m. Warner Wilson. Their s. John T. 

Wilson of Mayslick, Ky., m. a dau. of Dr. 

Dake and granddaughter of his (J. T.'s) aunt 
Lydia" (Shotwell) Mitchell. 

12. Bachel, b. 9 April, 1799. 

13. Jasper, b. 18 July, 1800. 

Nine of the foregoing children of John 
and Abigail (Shipman) Shotwell had sons 
named John. 

John'^ Shotwell, b. 1763, s. of Benj*. and 
Elizabeth (Manning) Shotwell, [of John', 
Danier, Abr'.],m. Esther^ Fitz Randolph, dau. 
of Joseph* and Esther (Broderick) Fitz Ran- 
dolph, [of Joseph^ Joseph'-, Edward'], and 

1. Rachel, b. 1797, d. 1881, num. 

2. Randolph, h. 4 Nov., 1801, d. 1828, 

3. Elizabeth, b. 1808; m. Rev. Buckley C. 
Morse, (no issue). 

JoHN^ Shotwell, of N. J., s. of Abraham* 
and Lydia (Hallet) Shotwell, of Essex county, 

N. J., [of John^ John", Abraham'], m. 

Freeman, and had: 

1. Abraham F'^., was from about 1857 to 
1865 cashier of the Farmers and Merchants' 
Bank, organized 1828, and upon the organiza- 
tion of the National Bank of Rahway, afterward 
the Union County Bank, he became its Presi- 
dent and so remained until 10 Nov., 1884; d. 28 
Feb., 1885, in Linden Tp., Union county, N. J., 
on the homestead settled by his grandfather, 
near Shotwell's Landing, but separated from it 

by the boundary of Rahway city. He m. 

who survived him, dw. Linden Tp., N. J. 

2. , a dau.; m. B. M. Price. 

3. Lydia!', m. Richard Townsend, of Balti- 
more, s. of and Hester" (Shotwell) 

Townsend, [of Abraham*, John^ John", Abra- 

John'"' Shotwell, 1777-1824, of Mason Co., 
Ky., 8. of John^ and Abigail (Shipman) Shot- 
well of Mayslick, Ky., [of John*, Abraham^ 

John^, Abraham'], m. (1) 1803, Rachel Dye, 
and had: 

1. Ann, b. 28 Mar., 1805, in Mason Co. , Ky., 
d. in spring of 1890; m. autumn of 1826, John 
Cash, b. 1804, in Kentucky; d. in autumn of 
1840, 8. of Thos. Sr., and Nancy (Burroughs) 
Cash of Pike Co., Mo. 

2. Lorana, b. 22 July,' 1806; d. 1 Oct., 1824, 

John" Shotwell, 1777-1824, [of John', John*, 
Abraham^, John", Abraham'], m. (2) 1809, 
Sally Burroughs, 1780-1848, and had: 

3. Jasper, h. 22 Aug., 1810, near Mayslick, 
Mason Co., Ky. , was engaged in the manufac- 
ture of bagging and rope for baling cotton when 
he d. 12 Sept., 1849; he m. 15 Feb., 1843, Ann 

McMillen, b , 1825, d. 1864±, having m. 

(2) about 1854, Wm. Smith; she was dau. of 
Kinzie and Isabel (Givens) McMillen. 

4. AlherC, b. 8 Dec, 1811, near Mayslick, 
Ky.; dw. Bowling Green, Pike Co., Mo. To 
him we are chiefly indebted for information 
concerning this branch, although since 1831, he 
has lived in Missouri, away from his Shotwell 
relatives. He was a farmer up to the com- 
mencement of the Civil War. Since that time 
he has not been engaged in any business, having 
lost all his servants. 

In his boyhood, Kentucky had no free 
schools, and his parents being poor, he had to 
work on the farm when quite young. But, 
although his schooling was very limited, yet 
during the 65 yrs. of his residence in Missouri, 
he seems to have had on his " studying-cap " to 
good purpose, and, judging from the unusual 
excellence of his handwriting for one in his 85th 
year, and from the equally unimpaired clearness 
and accuracy of his statements concerning the 
history of the Mayslick, (Ky.), branch of the 
family, we are sure he must be an exceptionally 
well preserved old gentleman, although he has 
suffered much from poor health since early 
manhood. The war and the consequent aboli- 
tion of negro slavery caused many to lose all 
they had and caused him to lose at least $15,000; 
and, had it not been for that unfortunate affair, 
he would undoubtedly have been rich, as he was 
in a good way to make a fortune and had 
considerable money loaned out. He is in 
religion a Christian (common called Camp- 
bellite), and in politics a Democrat. He m. (1) 
14 Feb., 1836, Catharine Geery, b. 13 Jan., 
1815, in Madison Co., Ky., d. in Pike Co., Mo., 
1 Aug., 1892, dau. of James and Sally (Rice) 
Geery; m. (2) 10 May, 1893, Elizabeth (Biggs) 
Shotwell, b. 3 April, 1825, widow of his 
brother John, q. v. 

5. Nathan'', h. 4 July, 1813, near Mayslick, 
Ky.; dw. Frankford, Pike Co., Mo,; was a 
farmer until a few years ago; m. (1) 22 May, 

1834, Catharine Geery, who d. , 1870; 

she was the mother of his nine children, all of 



whom are now deceased, and was b. .. Apr., 
1813, in Tenn., and d. 20 June, 1870, dau. of 
John and Eh'zabeth (Guthery) Geery. He m. 
(2) 9 Jan., 1871, his former wife's sister, Mar- 
garet Geery, b. 21 May, 181.5, in Tenn., d. 28 
May, 1880. He m. (3) 2 Mar., 1882, Mary 

(Fisher) Donovan, b. . 1833±, in Pike 

Co., Mo., wid. of John Donovan, and dau. of 
Wm. and Eliza (Hostetter) Fisher. 

6. John\ b. 11 Dec, 1815, (where all were 
born), in Mason Co., Ky., was a farmer; d. 

; m. 12 Apr., 1840, Elizabeth Biggs, b. 

3 Apr., 182-5, in Pike Co., Mo., dau. of Wm. and 
Elizabeth (McCune) Biggs. Of their five sons 
and six daughters, three sons and four daughters 
are yet living. The widow m. (2) 1893, John's 
brother Albert, q. v. 

7. Permelia, b. 2 Nov., 1817; m. 30 June, 
1836, Thomas Cash, Jr., b. in spring of 1810, in 

Kentucky, d. Mar., 1883, s. of Jno. 

and Elizabeth (Burroughs) Cash, of Pike Co., 
Mo. The two senior Cashes, John and Thomas, 
were brothers, and their wives were sisters. 

_ 179. John" Shotwell, 1184-1869, of Frank- 
lin township, Fayette Co., Pa., s. of Hugh^ and 
Kosetta (Arrison) Shotwell, of Harrison Co., O., 
[of John\ John', John% Abr'.], m. (1) 1804, 
Sarah Shanklin, of Fayette Co., Pa., 1779-1851, 
and had: 

1. Catharme\ b. 29 Dec, 1806; dw. 11th 
ward, Allegheny city. Pa.; d. in summer of 
1890, two weeks after death of sister, Emily 
Shearer; m. Fayette Co., Pa., 20 Jan., 1825, 
Henry Bateman Goe, b. 1804±. The 50th 
anniversary of their marriage was pleasantly 
observed at their residence on Wednesday, Jan. 
20, 1875. Their nine children were all present 
with about twenty grandchildren, The exer- 
cises of the evening were conducted by the Kev. 
Joseph King of the First Christian Church of 
Allegheny, of which the' venerable couple were 
honored members. All their children are active 
members of the Christian Church. Similar 
festivities' were held at the same place and sea- 
son, ten years later, at which one son only was 
unexpectedly absent, not being then well enough 
for the trip. Four generations were in atten- 
dance. Flowers and evergreens decorated the 
spacious parlors. High up on the wall were the 
years " 1825-18S5." Many pleasant recollec- 
tions were called up, questions about the past 
were asked and answered, congratulations were 
offered, mementoes and beautiful presents were 
given in friendship; and to all present a most 
memorable occasion was enjoyed. 

2. Roseita\ h. 2 Feb., 1808, d. .. July, 1883; 
m. in Franklin Tp., Fayette Co., Pa., 4 Jan., 
1827, Kobert Smith, b. 1799, d. _. Nov., 1881, 
a farmer, dw. Franklin, Fayette Co., Pa. 

3. Emily, b. 21 Feb., 1809, in Fayette Co., 
Pa.; dw. Cook's Mills, Fayette Co.; P. O., 
Tippecanoe, Pa., d. , 1890; m. 27 Mar., 


1838, Jacob Shearer, b. 30 Jan., 1809, in Fayette 
Co., Pa., d. 27 June, 1884, s. of Frederick and 
Rebecca Shearer of Fayette Co., Pa. 

4. Snsa7i C, b. 15 Mar., 1811, Fayette Co., 
Pa., d. at her home at South Uniontown Tp., 
Fayette Co., Pa., 31 Dec, 1894, two hours before 
the old year expired; was last surviving child of 
her parents; m. in Pennsylvania, 12 Apr., 1832, 
Eli Cope, b. 23 Apr., 1810, in Fayette Co., Pa., 
lived in Fayette city and Bedstone Tp., until he 
was elected sheriff of Fayette Co., in 1860; after 
which time their home was in or near Union- 

5. Caroline'', h. 2 Nov. 1813, in Uniontown, 
Pa., d. Connellsville, Fayette Co., Pa.; m. 30 
Apr., 1835, Joel Strawn, who d. 

244. John" Shotwell, d. 1841, real estate, 
of N. Y., s. of Joseph^ and Sarah (Wilson) Shot- 
well of Perrytown near Rahway, N. J., [of 
Joseph*, Joseph\ DanieP, Abraham'], m. 1809, 
Phoebe Byron, dau. of Wm. and Wilhelmina 
(Cannon) Byron, of London, and had: 

1. Joseph, who d. 

2. George, d. 20 Jan. 1885. 

3. Wiliiam, d. .. Aug. I8il. 

4. 3Iary, d. 4 July, 1847. 

5. Harriet, d. 9 Sept. 1862; m. Dr. Norris 
of New York. 

6. Abraham', d. 1891, aged 72 yrs., was 
manufacturer of cigars and tobacco in New 
York; m. Almyra Clark, of New York. 

7. John', d. 1862, aged 45 yrs; founded the 
firm of Shotwell, MuUer & Doscher, sugar 
refiners, of New York city, and was one of the 
founders of the Irving National Bank, and 
other similar institutions. He married Susan 
St. C. Stratton, dau. of Dr. James T. Stratton, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. After John's death, the 
widow married Robert Carrie, a dry goods mer- 
chant of New York. 

8. Sarah, d. 10 Aug., 1852, m. Thomas Smith. 

9. Thomas, d. 

10. Byron, d. 

11. Phebe, b. 7 March, 1834, at Rahway, N. 
J., dw. Yellow Springs, Green Co., Ohio; m. at 
Washington, D. C, 9 June, 1854, Isaiah 
Rynders, who d. 3 Jan., 1885, aged 81 yrs. 

157. John" Shotwell, b. 1785, of Goodland, 
Lapeer Co., Mich., formerly of Thorold, C. W., 
and Kans., s. of Wm^ and Elizabeth (Pound) 
Shotwell, of Upper Canada, formerly of Plain- 
field, N. J., [of John', John", John", Abraham'], 
m. (1) Grace Marsh, 1790-1827 ±, dau. of 
Joseph- and Anna (de Camp) Marsh, of Bertie, 
C. W., [of John'], and had: 

1. JoeV, b. 1810, Thorold, Upper Canada, 
dw. Garnett, Anderson Co., Kans., and there d. 
9 of 11 mo., 1880, aged 70 yrs., 8 mos., 15 days; 
became member of Yarmouth M. M. of (Hie.) 
Friends, 16 of 8 mo., 1842, by cert, from Pelham 
M. M.; m. in Thorold, C. W., Sarah Jane 



Blansfield, wlio after marriaare, became member 
of Yarmouth M. M. 13 of 9 mo., 1818, by 
request; dw. (1887), Baldwin City, Leavenworth 
Co., Kans., a wd. 

2. A7mn, b. 1812, Thorold, C. W., d. Lobo, 
Out., 9 of 9 mo., 1883, aged 71 yrs., 2 mo., 1 day, 

3. Elizabeth\ called Betsy, b. Thorold. C. W., 
d. Wainfleet, Ont.; m. in Pelham Friends 
Meeting House, Joseph Priestman, who dw. 
(1888) Wainfleet, Ont, P. O. 1893, Marshville; 
s. of Thomas and Ann Priestman. 

4. WilUam\ b. 18 of 12 mo,, 1818. in 
Thorold, C. W., dw. Lobo, Ont., P. O., Cold- 
stream; he or his cousin Wm., s. of Smith, 
became member of Yarmouth M. M. of (Hie.) 
Friends 9 of 6 mo., 1847, by cert.; he m. in Yar- 
mouth, C. W., 3 May, 1846, Susannah Kester, 
b. 24 of 6 mo., 1825, dau. of Thomas W. and 
Beulah CHeaton) Kester, of Lobo, Ont., [of 
Harman']. She, with their children Anna M. 
and Thomas H., united with Yarmouth M. M. 
of (Hie.) Friends 14 of 3 mo., 1849. 

5. Joseph Marsh\ b. Thorold, C. W., 
removed with his family in the winter of 1865-6, 
to Iowa, settling on the farm of 120 acres that 
he had bought several years previously; killed 
by a span of horses running away at Armour, 
Iowa, 24 of 3 Mo., 1874; m. in Lobo, Ont., 
1860±, Martha Ferguson. 

6. John, Jr., h. Thorold, C. W., dw. 
Osceola Mills, Polk Co., Wis. ; m. in Lobo, Ont., 
Catharine Blansfield, sister to the wife of Joel. 

157. JoHN^ Shotwell, b. 1785, of Yarmouth, 
C. "W., and Lapeer Co., Mich., [of Wml, Jno*., 
Jnol, Jno-., Abr'.], m. (2) 1833 ±, Matilda 

Heaion, dau. of Jonathan and Ann ( ) Hea- 

ton, natives of Pennsylvania, and had: 

7. Tsaac\ b. 27 Sept , 1834. Thorold, C. W. ; 
lived Yarmouth, C. W., 1840-1864; removed 
thence in 1864, to Oakland Co., Mich., thence 
in 1865, to Lapeer Co., Mich., thence in 1870, to 
Bancroft, Shiawassee Co., Mich., where he held 
the office nf supervisor two terms, and finally in 
1888 to "Washington, settlins? at Puyallup; m. 
by a Methodist minister in Yarmouth, C. W., 
1854, Mary Martha Nickerson. b. 24 Sept., 
1834, Mai abide, C. W., dau. of Nathaniel and 
Bethena (Miller) Nickerson, of Malahide, 0. "W. 

John Shotwell, of New York, and wife 

1. Roheri, b. 1820, in New York, and there 
d. on Arundle St., 3 of 9 mo., 1821, aged 1 yr., 
6 mos.; interred in N, Y. Friends' cemetery. 

265. John'* Shotwell, shoemaker, s. of 
DanieP and Keziah (Terrill) Shotwell, of 
Woodbridge, [of Daniel*, Joseph^ DanieP, 

Abraham'], m. Moore, dau. of Joseph, 

of Turkey Hill, N. J., and had: 

1 " 

2. Joel, d. Kahway, N. J., unm. 

3. George, dw. Kahway, N. J. 

4. , a dau.; m. Winans, 

and had a son John who dw. Rahway, N. J. 

John T'. Shotwell, b. 1813, of , 

Ohio, s. of Ealph' and Osy (Tingley) Shot- 
well, of Plainfield, N. J., [of Jacob\ John*, 

John', John", Abraham'], m. and had: 

1. William. 

John' Shotwell, b. 1815, s. of John^ and 
Sally (Burroughs) Shotwell, of Mayslick, Ky., 
[of John\ John*, Abrl (?), John=, Abr'.], m. 
(1) 1840, Elizabeth Biggs, h. 1825, dau. of Wm. 
and Elizabeth (McCune) Biggs, and had: 

1. William, b. 24 Feb., 1841; dw. Spencers- 
burg, Pike Co., Mo. ; m. . . March, 1869, Jemima 

2. Montgomerv', b. 16 Aug., 1842, dw. 
Frankford, Pike Co., Mo.; m. (1) 14 Feb., 1861, 
Elizabeth Robertson; m. (2) 1877 ±, Elizabeth 
Lewellen, who d. 1882 ±, s. p.; m. (3) 1882 ±, 
CoraEllis, b. 1865±. 

3. Eliznheth b. 14 Feb., 1844; d. 3 Oct., 
1873; m. 2 Dec, 1860, Milton Hamilton. 

4. Ann Mary, b. 18 Oct.. 1848, dw. Mexico, 
Audrain Co., Mo.; m. (1) 22 Oct., 1865, George 
Layne; m. (2) 3 Feb., 1876, Frank Carter. 

5. Orioin, b. 12 Sept., 1849, d. 1850. 

6. Ruth Ann, b. 20 Aug., 1850, dw. Ashley, 
Pike Co., Mo.; m. 19 Nov., 1872, Claudius Cash. 

7. Evuly, b. 19 Dec, 1853; d. 7 July, 1857. 

8. Margaret L., b. 4 Dec, 1854; dw. Clarks- 
ville. Pike Co., Mo., m. 19 June, 1871, John 

9. Unnamed, d. in infancy, 1 Dec. , 1857. 

10. Fannie, b. 10 Jan., 1861, dw. Bunceton, 
Cooper Co., Mo., m. (1) 25 Nov., 1885, Asa 
Strother; m. (2) 31 March, 1895, Wm. Strother. 

11. Dr. John Richard,h. 17 June. 1869; dw. 
Spencersburg, Pike Co., Mo. , unm. 1895. 

John' Shotwell, 1817-1883, of Manchester, 
Mo., s. of Nathan" and Maria (Bland) Shotwell, 
of St. Louis Co., Mo., [of Jno^, Jno*., Abrl (?), 
John=, Abr'.], m. (1) Nancy Lollar, 1823-1865, 
dau. of Reuben and Susannah Lollar, and had: 

1. Margaret, b. 5 July, 1844, at Man- 
chester, Mo., and there d. 28 Dec, 1864, unm. 

2. Nathan, b. . . Dec, 1845, at Manchester, 
Mo., and d. St. Clair, Mo., 12 Oct., 1891, m. 17 
Nov., 1878, Lizzie Stoy. 

3. Missouri, b. 6 Oct., 1847, at Manchester, 
Mo., dw. Warrensburg, Mo., m. Chas. Mc- 

4. John, b. 16 Aug., 1849, at Manchester, 
Mo., is a farmer, dw. St. Clair, Mo.; m. 1 Jan., 
1888, Mollie Chesley. 

5. Kennet¥, h. 11 Oct., 1851, at Man- 
chester, Mo., is a farmer, dw. Ellisville, Mo., 
about 20 miles from St. Louis; m. 19 Feb., 
1878, Mary E. Stevens, [of Richard]. 



6. William B., b. 22 Aug., 1853, at Man- 
cheater. Mo., is a farmer, dw. St. Clair, Mo.; 
m. 7 Oct., 1880, Margaret Signago. 

7. Susan, b. 17 Mar., 1856, at Manchester, 
Mo.; dw. Oakland, Gal; m. 6 Sept., 1876, 
Michael HoUocher. 

8. Martha Ann, b. 23 Feb., 1858, at Man- 
chester, Mo., dw., St. Paul, Mo.; m. 17 Oct., 
1877, John HoUocher. 

9. Sarah, b. 20 Mar., 1860, at Manchester, 
Mo.; dw. Warrensburg, Mo.; m. (1) James 
Graves; m. (2) Eobert Graves. 

10. Stonewall Jackson, b. .. Nov., 1861, at 
Manchester, Mo., and there d. .. Nov., 1864. 

11. , b. -- Apr., 1865, d. unnamed. 

John' Shotwell, 1817-1883, [of Nathan", 
Jno'., Jno*., Abrl, (?), Jno=. Abr'.], m. (2) 
Martha (Brewer) Vaughn, b. 1843, wid. of 
James Vaughn, and had: 

12. Edwin, b. 14 Dec, 1870, at Man- 
chester, Mo., and there d. 10 Aug., 1892. 

John' Shotwell, 1817 ±-1862, sugar refiner, 
banker, etc., of New York City, s. of John" and 
Phoebe (Byron) Shotwell, [of Joseph", Joseph*, 
Joseph', Daniel-, Abraham'], m. Husan St. C. 
Stratton, dau. of Dr. James T. Stratton of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and had: 

1. Emily, m. Chas. Goeller, an attorney of 
New York City. 

2. Susan St. C, m. Wm. J. Pinckney, who 
is in the wholesale dry goods business, son of 
late Col. Stephen R. Pinckney. 

3. Marion, m. John Quinlan, hardware 

4. John Byron, is a practicing physician at 
No, 137 W. 49th St., New York City. 

Eev. John M'. Shotwell, b. 1821, of Red 
Creek, Wayne Co., N. Y., formerly of Oramel, 
Allegany Co., N. Y., s. of Joseph" and Sarah 
(Randall) Shotwell, of Saratoga Co., N. Y., [of 
Caleb^ Samuel*, John^ John", Abraham'], m. 
(1) 1842, Salome Lucinda Stone, 1823-1885, 
of Cayuga Co., N. Y., and had: 

1. Carlos Bacon\ h. 9 May, 1848, Meridian, 
town of Cato, Cayuga Co., N. Y., spent his boy- 
hood with his parents at Westmoreland, Wales- 
ville. Little Falls, Belleville, Mannsviile, Man- 
chester, Wheatland and Angelica, N. Y., attend- 
ing the common or district school until the age 
of 14 yrs., having at the age of 10 yrs. com- 
pleted Adams' Arithmetic and begun the study 
of grammar and algebra; he was educated 
chiefly at the Angelica Academy, Genesee 
Valley Seminary, at Belfast, Allegany Co., and 
the Commercial College at Oswego, N. Y. At 
the age of 17 he commenced teaching at Ischua, 
about nine miles from his home; he afterward 
taught at Fillmore, at the Oswego Commercial 
College, and the Commercial College at Syra- 
cuse; went to Detroit in 1870, where he soon 

(Feb., 1871), took a position as bookkeeper with 
the Detroit White Lead Works, 101-109 Jones 
St., and where be has been nearly ever since. 
Is financial secretary, a stockholder and a 
director in that establishment; dw. 469 Third 
Ave., Cor. Bagg St.; in politics a republican; 
m. Oswego, N. Y., 13 Dec, 1871, Eliza Levinia 
Williams, who three years earlier had been one 
of his most amiable and unassuming pupils, b. 
Oswego, N. Y., 20 Aug., 1851, dau. of Nicholas 
and Sarah (Nichols) Williams, of Oswego, N. 
Y., natives of County Cornwall, England. Both 
are members of M. E. Church, Detroit. 

2. Theodore Frank\ b. 30 July, 1851, in 
Whitestown or Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N. 
Y.; educated at the Genesee Valley Seminary, 
and Oberlin College, graduated from the latter, 
classical course, 7 Aug., 1872, studied law in 
Norwalk, and Bucyrus, O.; admitted to the bar 
1878, practiced his profession at Bucyrus for 
several years, but removed 1887, to Paulding, 
O. , where he still resides, a lawyer and loan agent. 
He m. in Bucyrus, O., .. Nov., 1876, Amanda 
McKinstrey, of Bucyrus, Crawford, Co., O., dau. 
of James and Rebecca McKinstrey. 

3. William Edward', b. 12 Oct., 1858, 
Meridian, Cayuga Co., N. Y.; educated at 
Genesee Valley Seminary, Geneseo Normal 
School, University Medical College, New York 
city, graduated from last named, 10 Mar., 1885. 
Settled in Dunellen, N. J.; went to Denver, 
Col., June, 1889, for his health, which greatly 
improved, and has since remained there in the 
practice of his profession as physician and 
surgeon. Residence 3103 Lafayette St.; in 
politics a republican, is an elder of Presbyterian 
Church, Hyde Park, Denver, Col.; m. by Rev. 
Newton W. Cadwell (Presbyterian), at West- 
field, N. J., 1 Jan., 1885, Harriet Clark Pierson, 
(called Hattie), b. Crawford, N. J., 21 Oct., 
1863, dau. of Everett M. and Elizabeth Wood 
(Williams) Pierson of Westfield, N. J. 

John W'. Shotwell, b. 1828, of Richmond, 
Ray Co., Mo., s. of Jabez" and Eliza (Warder) 
Shotwell of Richmond, Mo., [of John\ John*, 
Abraham' (?) John% Abr'.], m. Julia E. Dev- 
lin, and had: 

1. Anna E., taught school and music at 
Orrick, Ray Co., Mo., about ten miles from her 
home; m. Geo. L. Mann, a lawyer of Osceola, 

2. John W., Jr., graduated from University 
of Michigan; dw. Richmond, Mo., cashier of 
Ray County Savings Bank there; m. Maud 
Bassett, and had two sons and one daughter. 

3. Joseph, after spending one year in law 
department of U. of M. at Ann Arbor, he went 
to Albuquerque, N. M., in very feeble health, 
and there died, his brother Will going also to 
take care of him. 

4. William M. , b. 1869, was at Albuquerque, 
N. M„ 1891; dw. Richmond, Mo., 189(j. 



5. Lizzie, b. 1868. 

6. Benjamin E., b. 1871; was senior in 
college, 1891 ; is practicing law at Richmond, 
Mo., 1896. 

7. Horace, b. 1880; freshman in Richmond 
graded school, 1896. 

John' Shotwell, Jr., of Osceola Mills, Polk 
Co., Wis., s. of John" and Grace (Marsh) Shot- 
well; of Thorold, C. W., etc., [of Wm^, John*, 
John^ John", Abr.'], m. Catharine Blansfield, 
and had: 

1. Sarah Elizabeth', b. Lobo, C. W., dw. 
Spooner, Washburn Co., Wis.; m. in Chatham, 
Ont., Jonathan Kent. 

2. Joseph Edward, b. about 3 of 12 mo., 
1852, Lobo, C. W., d. young in Chatham, C. W. 

3. John Parmely", h. in III., dw. Osceola 
Mills, Wis., m 

4. Joel, b. 18(36 ±, Komoka, C. W.; dw. 
Osceola Mills, Wis., unm. (1888). 

5. Minnie Jane, b. 1869 ±, Chatham, Ont.; 
dw. with father, Osceola Mills, Wis., unm. 

John' Shotwell, d. 1887 ±, of Oakland Co., 
Mich., 8. of Clarkson'* and Keziah (Freeman) 
Shotwell, of Oakland Co., Mich, [of James^ 
John*, John^, John", Abraham'], m. Sarah 
Johnson, dau. of Ebenezer and Laura Johnson, 
and had : 

1. Emeline\ b. 29 Apr., 1844, in Inde- 
pendence Tp., Oakland Co., Mich., dw. (1890), 
Ashley, Mich.; m. at Fentonville, Genesee Co., 
Mich., 13 June, 1864, John T. Wolverton, b. 
Tyrone Tp., Livingston Co., Mich., 29 Dec, 
1838, was farmer, butcher, drayman, democratic 
alderman in city of Owosso several times; ie 
proprietor of the Hotel Wolverton, Ashley, 
Mich., s, of Jonathan L. and Hannah (Tomp- 
kins) Wolverton. 

2. James, dw. Owosso, Mich. 

John I'. Shotwell, of Colden, Erie Co., N. 
Y., formerly of Kans., s. of Smith" and Mary 
(Crawford) Shotwell, of Thorold, C. W., 
[of Wm"., John*, John^ John^ Abr\], m. (1) 
, and had: 

1. Harvey H^., dw. 312 Hampshire St., 
Buffalo, N. Y., formerly at Welland, Ont.; 
served on the Buffalo police force; m. 

John Blansfield' Shotwell, b, 1844 ±, of 
Strathroy, Out., s. of Joel' and Sarah Jane 
(Blansfield) Shotwell, of Garnett, Kans., [of 
John", Wml, John*, John^, John", Abr'.], m. 
1871, , and had: 

1. William, b. 1872 ±, Caradoc, Ont. 

2. James. 

John F*. Shotwell, b. 1858, of Canton, O., 
s. of Isaac' and Harri:>t (Hobbs) Shotwell, of 
Smyrna, O., [of Thos°., Titus', Daniel*, 

Joseph' ?, Daniel", Abr'.], m. 1879, Ella R. 
Starbuck, b. 1860, dau. of Wm. Starbuck, of 
Belmont Co., O., and had: 

1. Earle Kibler, b. 13 Feb., 1882, Barnes- 
ville, O. 

2. Edna Maud, b. 28 May, 1883, in Barnes- 
ville, O. 

3. Erioa Hobbs, b. 29 July, 1886, Canton, O. 

John Parmely' Shotwell, of Osceola Mills, 
Wis., s. of John' and Catharine (Blansfield) 
Shotwell, of Polk Co., Wis., [of John", Wm'., 

John*, John', John", Abraham'], m. , 

and had children. 

178. Jonathan" Shotwell, 1795-1850, of 
Long Bridge, near Allamuchy, N. J., s. of 
James' and Elsie (Smalley) Shotwell, of Long 
Bridge, N. J., [John*, John', John", Abraham'], 
m. 1818, Phebe Willson, b. 1796, dau. of 
Mordecai and Anna (Larison) Willson, and 

1. Mordecai W., b. 21 Apr., 1819, d. 4 Nov., 
1864, s. p., m. Martha Richardson. 

2. James, b. 13 Feb., 1821, d. 2 Feb., 1881; 

3. Clarissa Ann, called Elsie, b. 7 Jan., 
1823, d. 30 Jan., 1881, m. Samuel Harden, d. at 
Johnsonburgh, Warren Co., N. J., early in 

4. ' Margaret', b. 31 Mar., 1825, d. 25 Sept., 
1872; m. John A. Jones, of Buttzville, N. J. 

5. Emeline\ b. 30 Mar., 1827, d. 10 Sept.. 
1866; m. William Hart, of Huntsville, Sussex 
Co., N. J., who d. 5 Sept., 1893. 

6. Charles, b. 18 Sept, 1829, d. 17 June, 
1852, at Long Bridge, N. J., unm. 

7. Caleb Lippencott, b. 7 Nov., 1831, d. 14 
Oct., 1873, in the " far west," unm. 

8. Josephine, b. 11 Feb., 1834, d. 2 Oct., 1863, 
in Smoketown, N. J., s. p., m. Edwin Schmuck. 

9. Emelissa, b. 23 Oct., 1835, owns the 
homestead of her father and grand-father at 
Long Bridge, N. J., dw. Johnsonsburg, N. J., 
unm. 1895. 

10. Austin, h. 7 Apr., 1837, d, young. 

11. Anson', b. 1 June, 1839, dw. Genesee 
Co., Mich., P. O. Linden, formerly at Corunna, 
Mich., was some years since endeavoring to 
trace title to English property of a William Shot- 
well, who in early colonial days is said to have 
resided near Easton, Pa , a sea captain. Anson 
m. 30 May, 1863, Lucinda Jane Cummins, b. 18 
Jan., 1841, dau. of William and Marie (Middles- 
worth) Cummins, [of Mathias]. Her great- 
grandfather, Machias Cummins, . came from 
Holland in 1717, and settled at Vienna, N. J. 
Her mother, Marie, was dau. of John and Sarah 
(Reed) Middlesworth, of Johnsonsburg, N. J. 

Jonathan Lundy' Shotwell, b. 1821, of 
Galen, N. Y., s. of Thomas" and Hannah 



(Lundy) Shotwell, of Galen, N. Y., [of Benj^, 
Benj*., John^ John", Abr'.], m. 1857, Elizabeth 
FUz Patrick, b. 1838 ±, and had: 

1. Hannah Josephine, b. 15 of 3 mo., 1858, 
Galen, N. Y., and there d. 19 Apr., 1861. 

2. Wm. Thomas, h. 8 March, 1862, Galen, 
N. Y., and there d. 9 March, 1862. 

3. Frank Lundy, b. 21 of 8 mo., 1864, dw. 
with parents, Galen, N, Y., unm. (1888). 

9. Joseph^ Shotwell, of "Woodbiidge, N. 
J., formerly of Staten Island, probably s. of 
Daniel- and Elizabeth Shotwell, of Staten 
Island, [of Abraham'], m. 171 6, Mary Manning, 
and had: 

1. Joseph* III, called "Joseph ye 3d," to 
distinguish him from his 2d cousin, Joseph*, s. 
of John^ Jr., of the Landing; he was b. 26 of 4 
mo., 1717, on Staten Island; was a tanner of 
Woodbridge, N. J., when he there m. 20 of 8 
mo., 1743, Elizabeth Jackson, of Morris Co., N. 
J.; at the close of the Woodbridge M. M. which 
authorized their marriage in accordance with 
the discipline of Friends, they requested per- 
mission to proceed at once with the ceremony, 
and the minutes state that on account of " the 
distance of the way that sum of them came, 
Friends condesended to it; " and likewise to 
the marriage of Michael Liken and Sarah 
Schooly at the same time. 

2. Nicholas, b. 29 of 10 mo., 1718, on Staten 

3. Elizabeth, b. 16 of 9 mo., 1720, on Staten 
Island, d. young. 

4. Mary\ b. 30 of 11 mo., 1722-3, in Wood- 
bridge; was probably the Mary Shotwell who 
m. with unity of Friends at Woodbridge, N. J., 

,1745, (between 18 of 8 mo, and 21 of 9 mo., 

as 2d wife), Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, b. 21 of 3 
mo., 1714, d. 23 July, 1780, s of Edward and 
Catharine (Hartshorne) Fitz Randolph. 

5. Daniel*, b. 8 of 2 mo., 1725, in Wood- 
bridge, N. J.; he dw. three miles from Rah way; 
he and Joseph Shotwell, Jr., were among the 
residents of Woodbridge Tp., who in 1757, con- 
tributed toward the building of a certain stone 
bridge there, subscribing seven shillings each; 
his bill for the care of Woodbridge Friends' 
Meeting House one year was allowed by the M. 
M. 21 of 4 mo , 1763, and a like bill 16 of 5 mo., 
1764; m. at Plainfield with unity of Friends, 24 
of 1 mo., 1753, Deborah* Shotwell, of Piscataway, 
b. 12 of 3 mo., 1735, dau. of Abraham' and 
Elizabeth (Cowperthwaite) Shotwell, [of John-, 

6. Abraham*, b. 13 of 2 mo., 1726; dw. 
Woodbridge, when he there m. with unity of 
Friends, 28 of 12 mo., 1750-51, Mary Jackson, 
of Woodbridge. 

7. Isaac, b. 8 of 5 mo., 1727, d. 7 of 5 mo., 

8. Jacob, b. 25 of 2 mo., 1729; m. (1) before 
6 mo., 1754, contrary to Friends' discipline, but 

making satisfactory acknowledgment to the M. 
M., 17 of 10 mo., 1754, retained his membership 
until he m. (2) again contrary to discipline 
before 19 of 4 mo., 1758, for which fault he was 
disowned by the Society, 20 of 7 mo., 1758. 

9. Elizabeth, 2d of the name, b. 11 of 11 
mo , 1731-2; m. with unity of Friends at Wood- 
bridge, N. J., 27 of 5 mo., 1773 (as 2d wife) 
Samuel Smith, of the borough of Elizabeth, b. 
21 of 11 mo,, 1722-3, s. of ShobaP and Prudence 
(Fitz Randolph) Smith, of Woodbridge, N. J., 
[of Samuel']. 

17. Joseph* Shotwell, 1710-1787, of Rah- 
way, Middlesex (now Union) Co., N. J., s. of 
JoW, Jr., and Mary (Thorne) Shotwell, of 
Shotwell's Landing, N. J., [of John", Abra- 
ham'], m. (1) 1741-2, Sarah' Cock, 1715-1759, 
dau. of Henry- and Mary (Feeks) Cock, of 
Matinicock, L. I., [of James'], and had: 

1. John\ b. 7 of 1 mo., 1743-1, Rahway, N. 
J., built the brick house opposite his father's 
res. and which was long occupied as a railway 
station house. He was a merchant, and in con- 
junction with his younger brother Henry, built 
the Milton Mill, and had the raceway dug, 
which at the time was considered a great 
undertaking; they also opened trade with Bris- 
tol Eng., tlaeir vessels sailing from Shotwell's 
Landing. He m. in Rahway Friends Meeting, 
28 of 6 mo , 1769, Margaret Haydock, of Wood- 
bridge Tp.,b. 1752 ±, d. Middlesex Co., N. J., 
2 of 1 mo., 1815, aged 63, buried at Rahway, 
dau. of John Haydock, of Rahway, N. J., 
formerly of Flushing, L. I. One John Shot- 
well of Middlesex Co., N. J , is recorded as hav- 
ing d. 23 of 8 mo., 1816, aged 74 yrs., buried at 

2. Mary, b. 28 of 8 mo., 1746, Rahway; m. 
at Rahway, 23 of 4 mo., 1766, John Haydock, of 
Rahway, who became member of that M. M. by 
cert, from Flushing M. M. dated 18 of 12 mo., 

3. Joseph, b. 2 of 6 mo., 1747. Rahway, N. 
J., served apprenticeship in New York, becom- 
ing member of Friends Meeting there by cert, 
from R. and P. M. M. given 21 of 3 mo., 1764, 
but resumed membership at Rahway, 21 of 6 
mo., 1769, by cert, from Flushing M.'M. After 
retirement of his father, Joseph filled the posi- 
tion of clerk of the M. M. for many years. He 
dw. in the house afterward owned and occupied by 
his graud-nephew, Joseph S. Smith, grandson 
of his brother, John Shotwell, and there d. 13 of 
4 mo., 1817, s. p., aged 70 years, buried at Rah- 
way; was given cert, of clearness with respect to 
marriage engagements, 20 of 4 mo., 1774; m. in 

Philadelphia, Pa., , 1774, Elizabeth 

Greenleaf, of Philadelphia. 

4. Sarah, b. 6 of 5 mo., 1750; m. at Rahway, 
8 of 5 mo., 1771, Thomas Burling, of New York, 
who brought cert, from Newtown, L. I., to R. 
and P. M. M. Sarah Burling took cert, of 



membership to N. Y. M. M. from K and P. M. M. 
dated 17 of 7 mo., 1771. 

5. Henry\ b. 28 or 25 of 4 mo., 1752, 
inherited the homestead on the site of the Eah- 
way Bank Building at corner of Poplar and 
Main Sts. and bounded on the north by the Pa., 
K. K., the old buildings were entirely destroyed 
by fire in the spring of 184i; he took cert, of 
membership to N. Y. M. M. dated 18 of 8 mo., 
1773, and accepted there 1st of 9 mo.; but after- 
ward returned to Rahway, with cert, to Plain- 
field M. M. dated 3 of 6 mo., 1778. About 1821, 
he exchanged his half interest in the Milton 
mill for the farm of Joseph King at the head of 
"Duky's Lane,"— so called from Marmaduke 
Hunt— between the farms of Thomas Laing and 
James Hunt in the Tp. of Wood bridge, about 
one and one-half miles distant from the mill, 
and there d. 24 of 8 mo., 1824. He accompanied 
Isaac Martin of Eahway on several religious 
visits, (see Isaac Martin's Journal, pp. 18, 32, 
and 106); he m. 18 of 7 mo., 1781, Sarah Dob- 
son, dau. of Thomas Dobson, of New York, and 
probably sister to the wife of Lindley Murray, 
the grammarian. They and their two children, 
Joseph and Sarah became members of E. and 
P. M. M. by cert, from New York, 16 of 9 mo., 

6. James, b. 20 of 5 mo., 1754; was a school 
teacher at Rahway, 1796; probably d. unm. 

7. Thomas, b. 9 of 5 mo., 1756, d. 80 of 6 mo., 

8. William., b. 3 of 7 mo., 1759, probably d. 
young, if the record of Wm^ of Rahway and 
New York, as s. of Joseph and Phebe, and b. in 
1762, be correct. 

Joseph* Shotwell, 1710-1787, of Rahway, 
[of Jno^, Jnol, Abr'.], m. (2) 1761, Phebe 
Allen, of Shrewsbury, N. J., and had: 

9. William, b. , 1762, called "the 

governor," to distinguish him from his cousin 
Wm. at the Landing. In the first decade of 
the 19th century, he was the owner of some 30 
acres of land adjoining the Shotwell homestead 
on the west and extending to the bank of Rah- 
way river; on this he built what was then con- 
sidered the largest and finest house in the 
neighborhood; rows of Lombardy poplars 
were planted on both sides of the avenue from 
the house to the river bank, where was a porter's 
lodge. It soon acquired the name of " Shot- 
well's Folly," which appellation it still retains, 
although the trees, avenue, and porter's lodge 
have long since disappeared; streets have been 
laid out through the land, and many less preten- 
tious houses are now standing all around the 
" Folly House." The latter has had many 
owners since Wm.'s misfortunes compelled him 
to give up the place to his creditors about 1816. 
At the beginning of the war with Great Britain, 
he erected on Rahway river above tide water at 
the extreme upper part of the town a large brick 

building intended for the manufacture of coarse 
woolen goods; but peace with England soon 
afterward, ruined the business and its owner. 
After this it was occupied for various manufac- 
turing purposes. Fires and the explosion of a 
steam boiler, about 1876, completely wrecked 
what was known as the " Taurino Factory," 
Some parts of the original wall yet stand and 
are regarded as another monument of the 
" Governor's Folly." He removed to New York, 
was a merchant there; visited Europe, not so 
common a thing to do early in the century as it 
is now. 

He d. in Tiverton, R. I., about 1840; m. 1787, 
Sarah Hopkins, dau. of Samuel of Philadelphia. 
They and three minor children, Sarah, Hannah, 
and Wm. brought cert, from N. Y. M. M. to R. 
and P. M. M. dated 4 of 5 mo,, 1796, and on 8 of 
3 mo., 1802, they and six children, Sarah, 
Hannah, Wm., Mary, Elizabeth and Phebe, 
received a similar cert. from. R. and P. M. M. 
to the meeting in New York. 

3.3. Joseph* Shotwell, III., b. 1717, tanner, 
of Woodbridge, N. J., s. of Joseph' and Mary 
(Manning) Shotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J., [of 
Daniel", Abr'.], m. 1743, Elizabeth Jackson, of 
Morris Co., N. J., and had: 

1. Margaret, who m. John Freeman; she d. 
soon after marriage. 

2. Phebe, sister to Perrytown Joseph, was of 
Middlesex Co., when she m, (1) 23 of 5 mo., 
1782, (as 2d wife) John Smith Shotwell, of 
Somerset Co , N. J., b. 8 of 12 mo , 1738-9, s. of 
John* and Elizabeth (Smith) Shotwell, of Plain- 
field, Essex Co., N. J., [of John', John=, Abra- 
ham']; she m. (2) (as 2d wife) Henry Moore of 
Randolph and Rahway, N. J., b. 11 of 10 mo., 
1755, s. of Enoch^ and Grace (Brotherton) 
Moore, [of John", Samuel']. 

3. Joseph^, Deborah's son, Titus Shotwell I., 
called Joseph Shotwell, of Perrytown (near 
Uniontown), or his father, "Uncle;" but Titus' 
father's brother Joseph, b. 1717, was too old 
to be Perrytown Joseph, who d. 17 of 12 mo., 1831, 
age 77. He or his father, was appointed on a 
committee by a Woodbridge town meeting, 25 
April, 1774, to investigate the right of suffrage 
among those who claimed the privilege of voting, 
and to make out a new list of the then present 
freeholders, etc. He was reappointed as one of 
the six trustees of the school land and money of 
the town of Woodbridge, 12 March, 1776. 
(Dally, p. 289.) One Joseph Shotwell, Jr., 
formerly of Perry Town, was disowned by New 
York M. M. 7 of 11 mo., 1781. It is said that 
he had a bad reputation for the part he took in 
the War of the Revolution, for which he was 
disowned by the Society of Friends. He was 
on one occasion challenged at the polls in 
Woodbridge for the part he took with Tories 
in time of the war. He was, however, restored 
to membership with Friends long before . his 



decease. It is said that he closely resembled 
General Washington in appearance. 

Joseph Shotwell of Perrytown, m. in New 
York. 15 Aug., 1781, Sarah Wilson, who d. 
Woodbridge Tp., N. J., 13 of 7 mo., 1828, aged 
62 yrs. She was a native of England and an 
Episcopalian, but after marriage, united in 
membership with Friends, sending all her 
jewelry and gay clothing to members of her 
father's family, who after the Revolution, had 
settled near Little York, in Canada. 

To Joseph's great-grandson, Dr. John Byron 
Shotwell of No. 137, W. 19th St., New York 
City (son of John), we are indebted for the 
following account of this branch: 

The family of Joseph Shotwell of Philadelphia were 
Quakers; he was in business in New York City, an 
importer of teas, eugar and spices. 

In the New York World newspaper of Nov. 10, 1890, 
appears an interesting article headed, " Taxes in 1820, 
when millionaires were few and personal taxes light." 
It goes on to say; " It is an interesting subject of study 
for New Yorkers to go back three-quarters of a century 
and compare the wealth of our grandsires with the 
latter day growth of metropolitan millionaires. Today 
they are as plenty as blackberries. The owner of half a 
million in personal estate was considered a veritable 
Croesus seventy-five years ago. The receipts for taxes 
of this city for this year would amount to about one- 
half of the total assessed value of property of the city in 
1820. In that year there were not more than one hun- 
dred and fifty individuals who were taxed oq 
property above 820,000 in value." Among the n; 
that of Joseph Shotwell. The article ends by 
that " In those days rich men did not attempt to avoid 
payment of personal taxes." 

The children of Joseph Shotwell were born in Rah- 
way, N. J. 

Mr. Biddle. of the firm of Bailey, Banks & Biddle, 
jewelers, of Philadelphia, and the families of Townsend, 
Dell, and many other prominent families of that city are 
closely related to the daughters of Joseph Shotwell. 

John the eldest son was iu business in New York City 
of the firm of Shotwell, Pox it Co., importers. He 
married Mies Phoebe Byron, daughter of William and 
Wilhelmina Byron, who were direct descendants* of Lord 
Byron. They were large owners of real estate in the 
lower and business portion of New York City and in 
Haverstraw on the Hudson. John and Phtebe Shot- 
well had nine children: John, Abraham, William, 
George, Byron, Mary, Sarah, — wife of Thomas Smith, has 
one son living, Dara, a builder— Harriet,— the wife of 
Dr. Norriss,— and Phoebe, the youngest, who was married 
to Isaiah Rynders, at one time United States marshal 
for New York. Mrs. Rynders is now the only surviving 
child of John Shotwell. 

Abraham Shotwell was engaged in the manufacture 
of cigars and tobaccos and made a fortune. He married 
Miss Almyra Clark, of New York, and died in 1891, aged 
72 years. Their four children living are: Alonzo B., 

' Near relativee.— E 

who continues his father's business; Belle; Ida, now 
Mrs Chas. Pettengill, and Frank, who is in the railroad 
business. Alonzo B., has two daughters. 

John Shotwell the second son of John Shotwell and 
Phoebe Byron, founded the firm of Shotwell, Muller & 
Doscher, sugar refiners of New York City. As an 
importer and refiner he made a large fortune. He 
married Susan St. C. Stratton, daughter of Dr. James T. 
Stratton, of Brooklyn, N. Y., for 40 years an eminent 
physician. Mr. Shotwell died in 1862, at 45 years of 
age. He was one of the founders of the Irving National 
Bank, the Irving Savings Bank, the North River Bank, 
and director of many other banks, insurance companies, 
and held offices of honor and trust. His widow is 
married to Robert Currie, a dry goods merchant in New 
York City. 

The four children of John Shotwell, are: Emily, wife 
of Chas. GtfUer, attorney, of New York City; Susan St. 
C, wife of Wm. J. Pinckney, who is in the wholesale 
drug business, son of the late Colonel Stephen R. 
Pmckney. In the Presbyterian church (Dr. Bradford), 
at Montclair, N. J,, is a grand memorial window by 
Tiffany, representing St. George. It is dedicated to the 
memory of Wm. St. Clair Pinckney, son and only child 
of Wm. J. Pinckney and Susan St. C. (Shotwell) Pinck- 
ney, who died very suddenly on March 31, 189.3, on the 
train at Wilmington, on their way home from Cape 
Charles. He was 16 years old, a young man of noble 
character and of great promise. He would have 
inherited a handsome fortune left by his grandfather 
John Shotwell. His parents have made an endowment 
to the hospital at Montclair in his memory. 

Marion Shotwell married John Quinlan, hardware 
merchant. They have four children. 

The only son of the late John Shotwell, is John 
Byron Shotwell, M. D., of New York City. 

100. Joseph' Shotwell, 1751 ±-1831, of 
Perrytown (now Iselin), near Uniontown, in 
Woodbridge Tp., Middlesex Co., N. J., s. 
of Joseph* Shotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J., [of 
Joseph^, Daniel", Abraham'], m. 1781, Sarah 
Wilson , 1766 ±-1828, and had: 

1. John'', was a sugar refiner in N. Y., d. 
Rahway, N. J., 5 of 2 mo., 1811; m. Phoebe 
Byron, a relative of Lord Byron, the poet. 

2. TAomas, lived in Jamaica, W. I., and there 
d. early in the century, unm. 

3. Wilsoit, dw. Moorestown, N. J., and there 
d.; m. (1) Sarah Marsh, who d.; m. (2 ) Fannie 
Marsh, sister to former wife. 

4. Joseph, dw. Elizabeth City, N. C, and 
there d. , s. p.; m. in N. C., .. 

5. Elizabeth, called " Betsy," b. 1791, near 
Rahway, N. J., d. at Springfield, O., .. Aug., 
1882, s. p., interred in Hinkle cemetery; m. 
Springfield, O., 1848, (as second wife), her 
sister Margaret's widower, Alexander Dean, 

6. Rebecca Wilson Shotwell, b. near Rah- 
way, N. J., d. Philadelphia, Pa., unm. 

7. Mary, b. , 1800, d. Philadelphia, 

Pa , 1855; m. Richard Dell, b. 23 of 9 mo., 1798; 



d. .. of 12 mo., 1884, s of Thomas (b. 23 of 11 
mo., 1759, d. 25 of 2 mo., 1850), and grandson of 
Eichard (b. 16 of 10 mo., 1726, d. 3 of 8 mo., 
1804, m. 28 of 2 mo., 1754, Elizabeth Schooley). 

8. Isaa&, b. 1802, near Rahway, N. J., 
removed in Dec, 1846, from Philadelphia, Pa., 
to Cincinnati, O., and there kept a hat and fur 
store until 1851, when leaving his family in 
Cincinnati, he went to California, and there met 
with many reverses of fortune; he repeatedly 
lost all his property by fire, but still remained 
in California, hoping and striving for better 
things. He was a merchant at Columbia, Cal., 
andthere died of conjestion, 9 Aug., 1864, aged 
62, and was interred at Columbia, Cal.; m. " out 
of meeting," hence lost his membership in the 
Orthodox Society of Friends, and thereafter 
attended Hicksite Meeting, though he did not 
become a member of that branch; m. in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., in -- Feb., 1828, Elizabeth A. 

West, b. , 1809, in Philadelphia, Pa., 

whither, after her husband's death, she returned 

from Cincinnati, and there d. , 1885, 

and was interred near Philadelphia, dau. of 
Samuel and Anna (Goncher) West. 

9. Catharine", h. 5 of 9 mo., 1803, d. 28 of 12 
mo., 1871; m. 28' of 9 mo., 1820, (as second 
wife) Jotham Townsend, b. 29 of 11 mo., 1797, 
d. 1 of 1 mo., 1876, s. of Huglr and Mary (Dell) 
Townsend, [of John'], a man who, like his wife, 
was of a " quiet, kind, and loving disposition." 
One of their thirteen children says of them, 
" Only sunshine and happiness filled their home 
always; and none ever left their door hungry or 
sorrowful or suffering. Would that all homes 
today over all our wide land were more as theirs 
was." They removed about 1853, from New 
Market, N. J., to Plainfield, N. J. 

10. Margaret, b. 22 Oct, 1806, Middlesex 
Co., N. J . ; d. of consumption, near Camden, N. J., 
6 Sept., 1846, interred in Friend's cemetery near 
Camden; m. near Eahway, N. J., 1 June, 1825, 
(as first wife) Alexander Dean, b. 22 Jan., 1805, 
Orange, Essex Co., N. J., d. near Springfield, 
O., 13 Oct., 1870; was interred in Hinkle ceme- 
tery; was a shoemaker, s. of Alexander and 
Lydia (Fairchild) Dean. 

11. Sarah, called " Sally," d. Rahway, N. J., 
1832; m. at Rahway, N. J., Samuel Taylor, of 
New York City, who d. Their chil- 
dren John and Mary, died 

12. Alice, d. Moorestown, N. J., unm. 

118. Joseph' Shotwell, 1783-1863, of Rah- 
way, N. J., s. of John'* and Margaret (Haydock) 
Shotwell, of Lower Rahway, [of Joseph*, John^ 
John-, Abr'.], m. 1820, Margaret Elston, 1797- 
1869, dau. of Ambrose Elston, of Lower Rah- 
wav, and had: 

1, Margaret H\, b. 24 of 12 mo., 1821, took 
cert, of membership to Galen Meeting of 
Women Friends from R. and P. M. M. dated 15 
of 12 mo., 1841; d, 25 of 6 mo., 1847; m. in 

Galen Friends Meeting 3 of 2 mo., 1842 (as 1st 
wife), Wm. S. Willson, of Waterloo, N. Y., b. 
17 of 1 mo,, 1821, s. of Asa' and Amy (Shotwell) 
Willson, of Junius, N. Y., etc, [of Gabriel", 
Samuel']. They with their minor son Albert, 
took cert, to Adrian M. M. of (Hie.) Friends, 
from Junius M. M. dated 26 of 3 mo., 1845. 

2. Sarah, b. 25 of 4 mo., 1823. 

3. Albtrt, b. 25 of 10 mo., 1825, dw. Rich- 
mond, Va., formerly Asbury Park, N. J., was at 
St. Louis, mo., 1879, a Presbyterian minister. 

4. Johi Haydock, h. 25 of 11 mo., 1827, dw. 
Asbury Park, N. J, whither he removed from 
Rahway after 1876, is a physician, and 
frequently speaks in Triends Meeting; m. 
Mary B. 

5. Frances Elizabeth, h. 21 of 1 mo, 1831, 
dw. 1888, Los Angeles, Cal., formerly at Rahway, 
s. p., m. George Bay right, who dw. Los Angeles, 
Cal., s. of Augustus and Mary Bay right. 

124. Joseph Dobson" Shotwell, of Rahway, 
N. J., s. of Henry^ and Sarah (Dobson) Shot- 
well, of Rahway, N. J., [of Joseph*, John^ 
John-, Abr'.], m. 1804, Elizabeth Fitz Ran- 
dolph, dau. of Jacob and Anna (Webster) Fitz 
Randolph, and had: 

1. Heury Randolph', b. 28 of 5 mo., 1806, 
was a prominent business man in Rahway, N. 
J., for more than 50 years, and there d. 18 of 7 
mo., 1887, in 82d year of his age, and was buried 
in Hazlewood cemetery, Rahway, N. J., was 
paralyzed more than 12 years prior to his death, 
and was not afterward able to stand alone, but 
retained his faculties remarkably well; spent 
several weeks in the summer of 1886, near 
Reading, Pa. When the weather was fine 
frequently rode about the town in an easy chair 
on a push wagon ; m. at Bristol, Pa., 11 of 11 
mo., 1830, Margaret G. Laing, dau. of Wm^, 
and Martha (Freeman) Laing, [of Thomas*, 
Isaac^, John'', John']. 

2. Jacob Randolph, b. 8 of 10 mo., 1813; an 
Orthodox Friend, and a prominent business 
man in Rahway, for more than half a century; 
d. 9 of 5 mo , 1894; m. (1) Elizabeth B. Harts- 
horne, who d. 1 of 5 mo., 1846; m. (2) Martha' 
Stroud, of Stroudsburgh, Pa., who d. at Elmwood, 
Rahway, N. J., 22 of 1 mo., 1895, in the 79th 
year of her age. " A beloved member of Plain- 
field and Rahway Monthly Meeting. She was 
born in the town of Stroudsburg, Pa., (which 
was named for her father, Daniel Stroud), and 
married there in 1848. She came at once with 
her husband to Rahway; where her noble 
christian character, found active exercise, both 
in public and private, in devotion to the welfare 
of others; and her death leaves behind her in the 
community, the fragrance of a well-spent life; and 
in the hearts of all with whom she was closely 
associated, a lasting sorrow yet a precious 
memory." By first wife Jacob had two children 
who died young. 



169. Joseph Lippincott° Shotwell, 1787- 
1871, of N. Plainfield, N. J., s. of Isaiah' and 
Constant (Lippincott) Shotwell, of Plainfield, 
N. J., [of John*, John', John', Abraham'], m. 
1809, Christiana Vail, 1788-1871, dau. of 
Abraham' and Margaret (Fitz Eandolph) Vail, 
of Green Brook, N. J., [of John", Samuel'], and 

1. Abraham Vail, b. 3 of 10 mo., 1810, in 
Plainfield, N. J., d. N. Plainfield, 30 of 3 mo., 
1864, unm.; was a physician. 

2. George W., b. 28 of 9 mo., 1813, Plain- 
field, d. N. Plainfield, N. J., 23 of 10 mo., 1811, 
s. p.; m. Cor. Peace and Front Sts., Plainfield, 
N. J., .. Nov., 1839, Margaret Anderson, b. 18 
Nov., 1817, dau. of Robert and Agnes Anderson, 
of Plainfield, N. J. 

3. Margaret V., b. 3 of 1 mo., 1817, Plain- 
field, d. Milton (now Rahway), N. J., 6 of 5 mo., 

4. Margaret V., (again), b. 12 of 3 mo., 
1819 at Plainfield, N. J., d. N. Plainfield, N. J., 
24 of 10 mo., 1863, unm. 

5. Alexander, b. 22 of 4 mo., 1821, in Plain- 
field, N. J., dw. 42 Pearl St., N. Plainfield, N. 
J., s. p.; m. by John V. Morris, rector at Plain- 
field, N. J, 21, Apr., 1879, Elizabeth Thys, dau. 
of John Baptist and Mary A. Thys. 

6. Marij Perkins', b. 4 of 5 mo., 1823, Plain- 
field, dw. St. Louis, Mo., m. in N. Y. City, 
Samuel M. Stelle, who is a merchant in St. 

LouisJTMo. K. I ; ~-C Her; ,i . /. , I i J ' -' 

7. Harriet Allen\ h. 31 of 10 mo., 1825, 
Plainfield, N. J., dw. Pontiac, Mich.; m. in 2d 
Presbyterian church, Plainfield, N. J., Dr. 
Washington G. Elliott. 

8. Elizabeth F., dw. with brother Alex., N. 
Plainfield, N. J., unm. 

Joseph Shotwell, 1788-1863, of Eden, N. 
T., s. of James and Ann (Moore) Shotwell, m, 
1809, Sarah' Thorn, 1790-1837, dau. of Abra- 
ham'* and Elizabeth (Smith) Tborn, of Junius, 
N. T., [of Abraham*, Abraham^ Joseph'^ Wm'.], 
and had: 

1. Eliza Ann\ b. 8 of 4 mo., 1810, in N. J.; 
reinoved with her parents in 1815 to Eden, Erie 
Co.,N. T., and there d. 9 Sept., 1861, suddenly, of 
apoplexy: m. 3 Apr. 1825, (as 1st wife) Joseph 
Willson Kester, b. 18 of 10 mo., 1803, King- 
wood, N. J., d. Mt. Auburn, Blackhawk Co., 
Iowa, .. March, 1883, s. of SamueP and Mary 
("Willson) Kester, of [Harman']. 

214. Joseph' Shotwell, 1789-1869, of Sara- 
toga Co., N. ¥., s. of Caleb" and Phebe 
(Hinckston) Shotwell, of Saratoga Co., N. Y., 
[of Samuel* John', John=, Abr.'J, m. 1811, 
Sarah Randall, 1793-1877, and had: 

1. Samuel RandalV, b. 11 Oct, 1812, at or 

near Burnt Hills, in Saratoga Co., N. Y., 

graduated at Madison University, 1842; 

ordained, 1842, at Eaton, Madison 'Co., N. Y.; 


served as pastor of Baptist church at Eaton, 
Jamesville, Saratoga, Co., Whitesboro and 
Taberg, Oneida Co.; d. at Taberg, N. Y., 12 or 
6 Apr., 1853; m. 22 Aug., 1842, Patience Maria 
Bloss, who d. North Bay, Oneida Co., N. Y., 14 
or 13 July, 1853, dau. of Samuel Bloss, of 
Oneida Co., N. Y. 

2. Caleb G., b. 12 July, 1815, Clifton Park, 
Saratoga, Co , N. Y., was a farmer and mer- 
chant; d. 24 June, 1873, at Barry ville, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y., suddenly; m. in the town 
of Mentz, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 28 Sept., 1837, 
Sally Jane Corey, of Orange Co., N. Y. 

3. Saralr, b. 25 July, 1817, in Clifton Park, 
N, Y., d. Port Byron, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 9 May, 
1864; m. Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 24 
Oct., 1832, John Cornell. 

4. Phebe, b. 28 Aug., 1819; d. 7 Sept., 

5. John MaxioelV, b. 22 Feb , 1821, in Half 
Moon, Saratoga Co., N. Y., about two miles east 
of Burnt Hills (now Clifton Park); received a 
common school and academic education ; baptized 
in March, 1838, by Rev. Solomon Knapp into 
the Port Byron Baptist Church, Cayuga Co., N. 
Y., spent a few years after 1812 teaching in 
Boone Co, Ky., near Verona; was ordained in 
Walesville, Whitestown, Oneida Co., N. Y., 21 
Jan., 1851; preached in Westmooreland, 
Whitestown, Little Falls, Belleville, Mannville, 
Manchester, Wheatland, and Angelica; removed 
1 Apr., 1864, to Oramel, Allegany Co., N. Y., 
and has spent most of his time in lecturing, 
preaching, selling Bibles, and farming; he at 
one time (1858) had charge of a large school of 
several hundred students at Meridian, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., which, however, was not a pecuniary 
success; he dwells (1895) Rfd Creek, Wayne 
Co., N. Y. ; to him the compiler is indebted for 
valuable information respecting this branch of 
the family. 

He m. (I) in Cato, N. Y., 14 Sept., 1842, 
Salome Lucinda Stone, a literary woman and a 
poetic writer, b. 25 or 28 Nov., 1823, in Ira, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y., d. 19 Apr., 1885, of pneu- 
monia, very happy and without a struggle; was 
converted at age of 15, uniting with the M. E. 
Church ; was baptised into the fellowship of the 
Baptist Church, Westmooreland, Oaeida Co., N. 
Y., by Rev. Denison Alcott, in 1849. He m. 

(2) -._. Lydia Lucretia (Chamberlain) 

Jones, b. 9 June, 1836, in W. Sparta, Livingston 
Co., N. Y., fourth dau. of Harlam Chamberlain, 
J. P.; she was educated at Nunda Academy, 
engaged in teaching in Livingston Co., N. Y., 
and in Fondulac Co., Wis.; she m. (1) about 

1858, Jones; she was an earnest 

temperance worker, one of the leaders in the 
woman's crusade in her city, Ripon, Wis., was 
a student in Mr. Moody's Evangelistic School 
in Wis., 1889-90. 

6. JosiaV, b. 19 Dec, 1822, Clifton Park, 
N. Y., d. near Marshall, Mich., .. March, 



1883; m. in Port Byron, N. T., 4 Apr., 1850, 
Julia Cornell, who d. 

7. Dea AbeV, b. 12 June, 1825, in Sara- 
toga Co., N. Y.; was a carpenter, grocer, and 
dealer in real estate; dw. on or near Alexander 
St., Detroit, Mich., and there d. 11 Sept., 
1888; m. in Port Byron, N, T., 9 Dec, 1847, 
Christi Ann Gordon. 

8. Phebe (again), b. , 1827, Clifton 

Park, N. Y., dw. Toledo, O., s. p.; m. 9 May, 
1848, Willis Cos, who is a merchant in 
Toledo, O. 

9. Mary\ b. 13 Aug., 1830, in Saratoga 
Co., N. Y., dw. Savannah, Wayne Co., N. Y.; 
m. 1 Jan., 1852, John Spoor, of Savannah, 
N. Y. 

10. Stephen C, b. 5 Sept., 1831; a farmer 
and peddler; dw. Sullivan Co., N. Y.; m. 

"il' "Charlnfte\ b. .. Oct., 1834, in Sara- 
toga Co., N. Y ; dw. Fosterville, Cayuga Co., 
N. Y., a wd. (1889); m. 8 Aug., 1852, Jehiel 
F. Pease, of Montezuma, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

142. Joseph Smith" Shotwell, merchant 
of New York, s. of John SmitF and Phebe 
(Shotwell) Shotwell, of Somerset Co., N. J., 
[of John*, John', John', Abr'.], m. Deborah 
Fox, and had: 

1. , a dau., dw. Plainfield, N. J., 

a wd. ; m. Underbill. 

2. , a dau.; m. Jenkens. 

8. Josevh F\, b. 21 Jan., 1827, m. 22 

Sept., 1847, Amy Titus. 

Joseph H. Shotwell, of William St., New 
York, (parentage not ascertained), and wife 
, had: 

1. Oenrge, b. 1815, d. William St., New 
York, 1815, interred in N. Y. Friends ceme- 
tery, 8 of 12 mo., 1815. 

185. Joseph" Shotwell, 1801-1883, of 
Glenville, O., s. of Hugh^ and Kosetta 
(Arrison) Shotwell. of Harrison Co.. O , [of 
JohnS John^ John^ Abr\], m. (1) 1821, Mary 
Arrison, dau. of Jeptha Arrison of Delaware 
Co., O., and had: 

1. Jepfha\ b. 17 Nov., 1824, at Cadiz, O.; 
dw. Delphos, Allen Co.. O.; P. O. (1882), 
Evandale, Hamilton Co., O.; occupation farmer; 
m. at Reading, Pa., IR Feb., 1849. Nancy 
Cooper, b. 1825, dau. of Thomas and Hannah. 

2. George, b. 1831; dw. 111., 

served in the Union Army during the War of 
the Rebellion; d. 1880; m. Catherine Martin. 

3. Louisa; m. Thomas Gibson, of Carthage, 
O.; had one daughter now deceased. 

266. Joseph" Shotwell, s. of DanieF and 
Keziah (Terrill) Shotwell. of Middlesex Co., 
N. J., [of Daniel*, Joseph , DanieP, Abr'. j, m. 
Anne Ball, and had among others: 

1. Gustavus, removed with his father's 
family from N. J. to the west; dw, Woodlawn 
Park, Chicago, 111. 

2. Henry Clay, dw. Woodlawn Park, Chi- 
cago, 111., an expert pen and ink artist. 

3. Harriet, dw. Woodlawn Park, Chicago, 
111. ; an artist; m. Chas. Peck, a portrait 

4. John, dw. Washington, D. C. 

Joseph F'. Shotwell. b. 1827, s. of Joseph 
Smith" and Deborah (Fox) Shotwell, of New 
York, [of Jno. S\, Jno*., Jnol, Jno^, Abr'.], 
m. 1847, Amy Titus, and had: 

1. William Titus' Shotwell, b. 29 June, 
1852; dw. 45 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
m. 19 Oct., 1881, Ida Demarest Chapin. 

2. Walter Fox', b. 21 March, 1856; m. 
.- Nov., 1892, Phebe Titus. 

3. Henry T\, h. 31 Mar., 1862, dw. 72 
Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., m. 15 
Mar., 1886, Alice Gardner. 

Joseph Marsh' Shotwell, d. 1874, of Iowa, 
8. of John" and Grace (Marsh) Shotwell, of 
Thorold, C. W., [of Wm^, John*, John', John', 
Abr'.], m. 1860±, Martha Ferguson, now 
of Martelle, Iowa, dau. of Peter and Martha 
Ferguson of Caradoc, Ont., formerly of Paisley, 
Scotland, and had: 

1. Emerson,' b. Lobo, C. W, 19 March, 
1864, dw. Martelle, Jones Co., Iowa; m. 14 
Dec, 1893, Louisa Bishop, dau of Francis M. 
and Harriet Bishop, and had: Alma, b. 4 
Sept., 1894. 

2. Louisa, b. 26 June, 1870, in Jones Co., 
Iowa, d. 22 July, 1872. 

Joseph Marsh' Shotwell, b. 1830, of San 
Francisco, Cal., s. of William M". and Ann 
(Marsh) Shotwell, of Rahway, N. J., [of 
Aaron\ Abraham*, John^ John", Abraham'], 
m. 1860, Minnie Perrier, b. 1845, and had: 

1. EllsiDorih Earl, b. 5 Feb., 1861. 

2. Mariane P., b. 6 Apr , 1862. 

3. Grace Darling, b. 4 June, 1867. 

Joseph D'. Shotwell, b. 1831, of Orange, 
N. J., s. of Henry R'. and Margaret G. 
(Laing) Shotwell, of Rahway, N. J., [of 
Joseph D"., Henry", Joseph*, John\ John", 
Abraham'], m. Amelia Everit, and had: 

1. Mary E., b. 3 of 10 mo., 1864. 

2. Margaret R., b. 10 of 9 mo.. 1866. 

Joshua' Shotwell, 1807-1866, of Cross- 
wicks, N. J., s. of Thomas L". and Elizabeth 
(Satterthwait) Shotwell, of Crosswicks, N. J., 
[of IsaiaV, John*, John^ John", Abraham'], 
m. (1) 1834, Sarah Ann Stillwell, 1811-1837, 
dau. of Joseph M. and Hannah (Stillwell) 
Stillwell, and had: 



1. Hannah Amf, h. 22 of 1 mo., 1836, at 
CroBSwicks, N. J., dw., (1895), Freehold, Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J.; to her and her husband 
we are indebted for valuable data respecting 
this branch. She was married by Mayor 
Henry in Philadelphia, Pa., 14 May. 1862, to 
James Tl Burtis, born near New Egypt, N. 
J., 4 May, 1835; clerk in store in Freehold, 
1851, merchant there since 1862; in politics a 
Democrat; compiler of the "Burtis Genea- 
logical and Biographical Kecord;" son of 
Peter W. and Margaret D. (Thompson) Burtis 
of Monmouth Co., N. J. The following is a 
concise lineage of their children: (1.) Eliza- 
beth S., b. 13 Aug., 1864, d. , 1870. (2.) 

EmilyS.,b.2I Aug., 1871. (3.) William EyalP 
Burtis, born 21 Apr., 1876; James T\, h. 1835; 
Peter W'., b. 1812; James^ b. 1777; William^ 
b. 1740 ±; Eichard* Alburtis [Burtis], b. 
1700± ; John' Alburtis, b. 1668± ; Jan' Alberto 
[Alburtis], b. 1643; Pietro Ctesar' Alberto, a 
native of Venice, Italy, who came with the 
" Walloons " of Amsterdam in Holland, to 
Ft. Amsterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam (now New 
York), in J 636, and there married in 1642, 
Judith, daughter of Jan and Martha Chambfer 
Meynje of Amsterdam, Holland. His [W. R. 
B's'-'] paternal grandmother, Margaret D. 
Thompson, b. 1815, was daughter of John F., 
b. 1773, [of Thomas Thomson, b. 1748, 
Thomas Tomson, b. 1720, Cornelius Tomson 
who lived near Freehold, Monmouth Co. N. 
J., as early as 1711), and descended from the 
Tomson family who settled at New Ply- 
mouth, Mass., about 1640. 

Joshua' Shotwell, 1807-1866, of Crosswickp, 
N. J., [of Thomas L^, Isaiah", John\ John^ 
John=, Abraham'], m. (2) 1842, Rebecca A. 
Stillwell, 1806-1861, sister to former wife, and 

2. Julia\ b. 27 of 6 mo., 1846, dw. Cross- 
wicks, N. J.; m. 25 of 4 mo., 1866, Jervis S. 
Woolman, a descendant of John Woolman, the 
noted West Jersey Friend and anti-slavery 
philanthropist, and had: (1.) Henry M. (2.) 
Rebecca S. (3.) Margaret L. (4.) Helen E. 

3. Marietta', b. 17 of 1 mo., 1849, dw. 
Crosswicks, Burlington Co., N. J.; m. 28 
Nov., 1872, Isaac L. Woolman, brother to the 
husband of her sister Julia, and had: (1.) 
Jennie H. (2.) Edgar S. 

Josiah' Shotwell, 1822-1883, of Calhoun 
Co., Mich., s. of Joseph" and Sarah (Randall) 
Shotwell, of Saratoga Co., N. Y., [of Caleb\ 
Samuel', John', John% Abraham'], m. 1850, 
Jvlia Cornell, and had: 

1. Samuel, d. suddenly. 

2. Sarah. 

Kenneth' Shotwell, b. 1851, of Ellisville, 
Mo., B. of John' and Nancy (Lollar) Shot- 

well of Manchester, Mo., [of Nathan", John^ 
John', Abrl, John=, Abr'.], m. 1878, Mary E. 
Stevens, dau. of Richard and Lucinda [Triplet] 
Stevens, and had: 

1. Clarence L., h. 24 Dec, 1878. 

2. Kenneth D., b. 18 Jan., 1882. 

3. Willie S., b. 12 Dec, 1884. 

4. Floyd, b. 10 Apr. 1887. 

5. Harry, b. 4 July, 1889. 

Levi Lundy' Shotwell, b. 1816, of Eaton 
Co., Mich., B. of Zachariah" and Elizabeth 
(Lundy) Shotwell, of Wayne Co., N. Y., [of 
Benjamin^ Benjamin*, John', John', Abr.'], 
m. (1) Nancy P. Pratt, and had: 

1. Albert Edwin, b. Elba, N. Y.; served 
three years in the 7th Michigan cavalry in the 
War of the Rebellion, carried the flag one sum- 
mer, had two caps shot off his head, and several 
horses killed under him; dw. W. Windsor, 
Eaton Co., Mich.; m. (1) Anna Van Aukan, who 
d. about one week before death of Albert's 
mother; m. (2) Sophia Mills. 

2. Mary Elizabeth'', m. Madison Carman, of 
Eaton Co., Mich. 

Levi L'. Shotwell, b. 1816, of Eaton Co., 
Mich., [of Zachariah", Benj.^ Benj.\ John', 
John", Abr.'], m. (2) Aseneth Williams, and 

3. Levi J., dw. W. Windsor, Mich. 

Levi S'. Shotwell, b. 1827, of Collins, Ionia 
Co., Mich., s. of Benjamin" and Sarah (Hoag) 
Shotwell, of Genesee and Monroe counties, N. 
Y., [of Richard', Benj.*, John', John', Abr.'], 
m. 1840, Sarah Esies, dau. of Allen Estes, of 
Wheatland, N. Y., and had: 

1. Elizabeth, b. Wheatland, Monroe Co., 
N. Y. 

2. Freeman, b. Wheatland, N. Y. 

Mahlon" Shotwell, 1810-1859, of Barnes- 
ville, O., s. of Titus' and Deborah (Howell) 
Shotwell, [of Daniel*, Joseph' ?, DanieP, 
Abr.'], m. Lucinda Lee, and had nine chil- 
dren, among them: 

1. John C, b. in Warren Co., O., about 
four miles from Lebanon, the county seat; 
dw. at Cincinnati, O., address general delivery. 

113 (c) Manning'^ Shotwell*, b 1758, s. of 
Benjamin* and Elizabeth (Manning) Shotwell, 
[of John', Daniel', Abr'.], m. 1783 ±, Mary 
Clarkson, b. 1762 ±, dau. of Eobert and 
Eebecca' (Fitz Eandolph)Clark8on, and had: 

1. Eoberl\ b. 15 July, 1784; m. 22 Feb., 
1812, Martha' Fitz Eandolph, b. 20 Feb., 1796, 

• According to the printed rolls o£ the New Jersey soldiers who 
served in the continental army in the Kevolntionary War, the list 
included Jasper and John Shotwell of M. rrie connty-donbtless the 
bruthere who afterwards removed to Keatacky- also Manning 
Shotwell of Middlesex county, and Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph Shot- 
well, withoat designation of the county or counties in which they 



dau.of James" and Keziah (Kelly) F. Randolph, 
[of Jeremiah^ and Rhoda (Ayers) F. Randolph, 
Jeremiah— -b. 1715— and Ruth (Dunn) F. 
Randolph, Joseph^ — b. 1690— and Rebecca 
(Drake) F. Randolph, Joseph' and Hannah 
(Conger) F. Randolph, Edward' and Elizabeth 
(Blossom) Fitz Randolph]. 

2. Daniel Clarkson^ Shotwell, called " Hat- 
ter Daniel," b. 19 July, 1791; dw. Plainfield, N. 

J., and there d. 3 Nov., 1875; m. 

Martha'' Pound, dau. of SamueP and Susannah 
(Webster) Pound, [of Zachariah*, Elijah', 
John^ John']. 

3. Elizabeth, called Betsey, m. 

4. Lavinia, m. Jas. LangstafP. 

5. Rachel, never m. 

6. Clarkson, m. Elizabeth Boice. (No 

Manning' Shotwell, b. 1816, s. of Robert" 
and Martha (Fitz Randolph) Shotwell, [of Man- 
ning\ Benj.*, John', Daniel", Abr'.], m. 1838, 
Litcy Ann Cannon, and had: 

1. George, b. 15 of 1 mo., 1839. 

2. J. M. Shotwell, b. 12 of 6 mo., 1842. 

3. Theodore, b. 2 of 8 mo., 1846. 

4. J. Randolph Shotwell, b. 18 of 11 mo., 

McCleeky J. Shotwell, b. 1855, of Knox- 
ville, Tenn., s. of Rev. Dr. Nathan and Mary L. 
(McCleery) Shotwell, of Milroy, Pa., and else- 
where, [and grandson tf Randolph and Mary 
H. (Gage) Shotwell, of Newark, N. J. ], m. 1881, 
Sarah M. Hardwick, who d. 1894, and had: 

1. Margaret Susan, b. 7 Sept., 1882. 

2. Mary McCleery, b. 31 Aug., 1884. 

3. Nathan, b. 14 Sept., 1886. 

4. I?alph, b. 11 Aug., 1888. 

5. James, b. , 1890; d. 1890, buried 

at Rogersville, Tenn. 

6 and 7. (Twins), b. , 1892; buried 

at Rogersville, Tenn., unnamed. 

Melancthon S. Shotwell, b. 1845, of 
Harrisburg, Pa., s. of Rev. Dr. Nathan and 
Martha Ann (Abbott) Shotwell, of W. Liberty, 
Va., [of Randolph and Mary H. (Gage) Shot- 
well of Newark, N. J.], m. 1887, Caroline J?\ 
Porter, [of Dr. Geo. W., Gov. David Rl, Gen. 
Andrew'], and had: 

1. George Porter Shotwell, b. 9 June, 1889. 

2. David Rittenhouse Shotwell, b. 1 June, 

Merkitt Elmer" Shotwell, 1859-1879, s. of 
Zachariah P'. and Margaret (Zavitz) Shotwell, 
of Galen, N. T., and Lobo, Ont. , [of Thomas", 
Benj^, Benj*., John', John^ Abr'.], m. 1877, 
Sarah V. Bond, b. 1859, dau. of John and Jane 
Bond, and had: 

1. Bertha May, b. 31, of 12 mo., 1878, in 
Lobo, Ont. 

Montgomeby" Shotwell, b. 1842, s. of John' 
and Elizabeth (Biggs) Shotwell, [of John", 
John\ John', Abrl ?, John=, Abr'.], m. (1) 1861, 
Elizabeth Robertson, and had: 

1. Dazarine, b. ._ Sept., 1862, d. 7 Oct., 

2. Elizabeth, b. .. March, 1865, d 22 Feb., 

3. John Edward, b. .. Oct., 1869, d. 15 
Sept., 1883. 

4. Robert, b. 31 Aug., 1875; m. 7 June, 

Montgomery* Shotwell, b. 1842, [of John', 
John", John", John^ Abr'. ?, John", Abr'.], m, 
(3) 1882 ±, Cora Ellis, b. 1865 ±, and had: 

5. Grocer, b. 28 Dec, 1884. 

6. Kenneth, b. 1 Oct., 1887. 

80. Nathan" Shotwell, 1768-1848 ±. of 
Rah way and Blazing Star, N. J. , and La Porte, 
Ind., s. of Jacob* and Katharine (Tilton) Shot- 
well, of Rahway, Middlesex Co., N. J., [of / 
John', John', Abr'.], m. 1798, Sarah* Fitz Ran- L 
dolph, 1782-1815, dau. of Jacob' and Anna )' 
(Webster) Fitz Randolph, of Blazing Star, N. 
J., [of Isaac", Jacob'], and had: 

1. Catharine Ann, b. 18 of 3 mo., 1799, in 
Rahway, Middlesex Co., N. J.; when about 16 
yrs. of age, her mother dying, she became her 
father's housekeeper; removed with him to La 
Porte Co., Ind., taking cert, of membership 
from R and P. M. M. of (Hie.) Friends to 
Whitewater M. M. held at Richmond, Ind., 
dated 22 of 2 mo., 1843, was widely known in 
New York, New Jersey and Indiana, having 
spent much of her life in teaching the colored 
people and looking after their welfare: d. sud- 
denly near Salem, Ala., 11 of 1 mo., 1877, unm., 
buried at Salem, Ala. ; was followed to her grave 
by almost the entire black population of the 

2. Louisa', h. 8 of 12 mo., 1800, Rahway, 
N. J., became member of Friends Meeting in 
New York by cert, from R. and P. M. M. dated 
21 of 12 mo., 1825, d. at the res. of her grand- 
son Harvey S. Ogden, Orange, N. J., 4 of 3 mo., •■ 
1889, in 89th year of her age; buried at Rah- 
way; was all her life a member of the Society 
of Friends. Though living for a long time far 
separated from Friends, and prevented in her 
later years by ill health from attending meetings, 
her attachment to the Society was deep and 
earnest, and her life that of a true and con- 
sistent member. She m. in Rahway, N. J., 25 of 
12 mo., 1823, Harvey Shotwell, of New York, 
and afterward a druggist at Macon, Ga., b. 13 of 
10 mo., 1800, Rahway, N. J.,d. Macon, Ga., 6 of 

1 mo., 1848, s. of Wm." and Elizabeth (Moore) 
Shotwell, of Bricktown, Rahway, N. J., [of 
Benj*., John', John", Abr']. 

3. Alexander', h. 5 of 12 mo., 1802, Rahway, 
N. J., dw. for a time at Macon, Ga., and after- 



ward for many years near Salem, Ala., and there 
d. 28 of 9 mo., 1884, in 82d year of his age, 

buried at Salem; m. Kahway, N. J., , 

1825, or 1821, Eliza Smith, b. 1803, d. near 
Salem, Ala , 18 or 13 of 6 mo., 1879, aged 76 
yrs., dau. of Wm. and Jane" (Shotwell) Smith, 
[of John^, Joseph*, John', John', Abr'.]. In 
her memory among other affectionate expres- 
sions, her dan., Jennie S. Lamb, wrote as fol- 
lows: "As we sat beside her in her dying 
moments, when she could no longer give utter- 
ance to words, oh! such thoughts as passed 
through our minds reflecting upon her past life, 
how kind and gentle she had been, how self 
sacrificing, how uncomplaining through long 
years of suffering! Her hand was ever ready to 
relieve those in distress and her heart beat in 
unison with those who were suffering. The 
loss of such a mother, oh ! what a void it has 
left! " 

4. Jacob, b. 7 of 9 mo., 1804, Rahway, N. J., 
d. in Miss., of exposure, aged 65 yrs. ; m. Sarah 

5. Susan i?., b. .. of 8 mo., 1807, Rahway, 
N. J., dw. at La Porte, Ind., 1834-43, thence 
removed to Vincennes, Ind., where for many 
years she lived in the family of her sister, Mrs. 
Dr. Hitt; member of Whitewater M. M. by 
cert, from R. and P. M. M. dated 22 of 2 mo., 
1848; never m. 

" She was a member of the Society of Friends 
and exemplified in her life very many of the 
beautiful characteristics of that people; ignor- 
ing the usual adornments of person, she always 
wore that one which is the most beautiful of all, 
the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. Her 
uniform gentleness and quiet dignity of char- 
acter at once gained your truest respect. ' She 
lived 30 years in my family,' says Dr. H., ' and 
yet I never saw her manifest anger or speak 
harshly.' This is very rare testimony to human 
character. Her's was positive. She knew what 
she believed and was uncompromising in her 
principles. Having a weak and sickly body, her 
life was confined to the home, but its influence 
was felt by all who knew her, a silent, constant 
incentive to purity of life and integrity of pur- 
pose." About a year before her death, she, with 
her sister Catharine, went to visit their brother, 
Alexander, near Salem, Ala., vainly hoping that 
the" change would permanently benefit her 
health. But while there, despite the best of 
care, on the 26 of 12 mo., 1874, she quietly fell 
asleep. Loving hearts followed her to the last 
resting place and how many of those who could 
not join in that sad procession look forward to 
the great reunion of the future, their hearts 

" Amid the white robed multitude, 
We know that we shall find thee, 
For Jesus whispers, ' Where I am. 
There shall my servant be.' " 

6. Ellen Tilton,h. ,1810, Rahway, 

N. J., dw. Vincennes, Knox Co., Ind.; m. Dr. 
Willis W. Hitt. 

7. Eden, b. 5 of 8 mo., 1812, Rahway, 
Middlesex (now Union) Co., N. J., removed 
from La Porte, Ind., about 1856, to Loda, 
Iroquois Co., 111., and subsequently to Lan- 
caster Co., Neb., near Bennett, and there d. 3 of 
3 mo., 1896, buried at Bennett; member of the 
Society of Friends in 111. by cert, from R. and 
P. M. M. dated 21 of 9 mo., 1865; by occupation 
a farmer; to him the compiler is indebted for 
valuable items relating to this branch of the 
family. His exemplary life and earnest chris- 
tian testimony were helpful to others during 
his lifetime, and should continue to exert a whole- 
some influence upon his kindred. He m. in Han- 
over, Jefferson Co., Ind., 26 of 6 mo., 1837, 
or 16 of 8 mo., 1837, Ann Mary Haas, b. 16 
June, 1816, near Lynchburgh, Va., d. in Lan- 
caster Co., Neb., 3 June, 1892, of la grippe, 
interred at Bennett, Neb., dau. of Jacob and 
Susanna (Goode) Haas. 

8. Sarah Elizabeth, b. , 1814, Rah- 
way, N. J.; member of Whitewater M. M. of 
(Hie.) Friends held at Richmond, Ind., by cert, 
from R. and P. M. M. dated 22 of 2 mo., 1843; 
had previously m. Wm. Allen, b. 1807, in Ind., 

d. 13 Dec, , in Mason City, 111,, where he 

had resided- daring the last 10 yrs. of his life, 
leaving an aged wife and four children; had 
removed from Indiana in 1854, to Havana, 
Mason Co., 111.; was prominently identified 
with many of the public interests of that county 
and the State at large; had been for two terms 
a sheriff in Indiana, and once a member of the 
Indiana legislature; was a man whose marked 
chaiacteristic was a firm and radical adherence 
to right; was a radical on every principle he 
espoused and always manifested his faith by his 
works; was uniformly looked up to with respect 
by his neighbors, and his counsel was sought on 
public matters. He was a member of the 
Presbyterian church prior to his removal to 
Illinois, from which time he was a member of 
the Methodist church. His funeral took place 
from the Presbyterian church on Wednesday 
morning, and was largely attended. 

243(f). Nathan" Shotwell, b. 1782, of 
Mason Co., Ky., afterwards of St. Louis Co., 
Mo., s. of John'^ and Abigail (Shipman) Shot- 
well, of Mayslick, Ky., [of Jno'., Abr". ?, Jno''., 
Abr'.], m. (1) 1806, Grover, and had: 

1. Sanford, believed to have d. young in 

2. Kenneth, dw. Sapington, St. Louis Co., 
Mo., d. .. Oct., 1880, aged 71 yrs., 9 mos., 

3. Zerelda, d. .. July, 1883, s. p.; m. Jno. 

4. Martha Ann, d. 28 Feb., 1890. aged 76 
yrs., 8. p.; m. Joshua Harrison. 



243(f). Nathan" Shotwell, b. 1782, [of 
Jno^, Jno*., Abrl ?, Jno"., Abr'.], m. (2) Maria 
Bland, 1799 ±-1885, and had: 

5. Jo1m\ b. 17 April, 1817, Mayslick, Mason 
Co., Ky.; emigrated to Manchester, Mo., there d. 
25 June, 1883; was a farmer, a great hunter and 
rifle shot, while his brother Kenneth scarcely 
knew how to load a gun. Both were well-to-do 
men. John m. (1) in Glencoe, Mo., Nancy Lol- 
lar, b. 16 Sept., 1823, in Glencoe, St. Louis Co., 
Mo., d. Manchester, Mo., 9 April, 1865, the day 

that Lee surrendered, dau. of Reuben and 

Loliar; he m. (2) Martha (Brewer) Vaughn, b. 
3 May, 1843, living (1895), wid. of James 
Vaughn; she m, (3) Quaile. 

6. Nathan, h. , removed from Mason 

Co., Ky., to Manchester, Mo., d. , leav- 
ing a wife and 2 of their 4 children. 

7. Shipman, was killed when about 21 yrs. of 

8. Margaret, d , m. Johns- 
ton, and had 1 dau. 

9. Sally, d. , m. Wm. Darby, and has 

2 sons living in Cal. 

10. Abagie,d. ,m. Morgan, 

and has 5 daus. and 1 son. 

11. Mary, d. , m. Herrick, 

and had 1 dau. who is m. and lives in St. Louis. 

Eev. Nathan Shotwell, D. D., 1806-1890, of 
Washington Co., Pa., afterward of W. Va., N. C, 

and Tenn , s. of Randolph and Mary H. 

(Gage) Shotwell of Perth Amboy and Newark, 
N. J., m. (1) 1833 Lydia Baldioin, who d. 1840, 
and had: 

1. tSamuel Randolph, b. 20 Sept., 1835, in 
Allegheny City, Pa., and there d. in childhood. 

2. Sarah Matilda, b. 6 June, 1837, in Wash- 
ington Co., Pa., and there d. in childhood. 

3. Alexander Hamilton, b. 17 June, 1839, in 
Waghington Co., Pa.; served as lieutenant 
and adjutant 34th regiment North Carolina 
cavalry in the Confederate army, being 
ordered off 3 Sept., 1861, and remained in 
the service until 11 July, 1862, when he 
was moi tally wounded and d. in Richmond, 
Va.; was buried in Rutherfordton, N. C. "Alex- 
ander Hamilton Shotwell, M. D., was a highly 
educated, magnetic, sympathetic, brave gentle- 
man, just starting on his practice when he was 
cut down. He had about a year before married 
a lovely and accomplished young lady of good 
family and independent fortune, who was soon 
to make him a father; and in all respects his 
life seemed bright and happy, and he looked 
forward with fond hopes to a useful career. 
That he died in full faith in the Redeemer was 
evinced by his dying words: After a tender men- 
tion of his beloved wife and his unseen boy [born 
a few weeks previously], he murmured softly as 
a child at prayer, 'Dear, dear Jesus,' and sank 
to sleep." He m. in Rutherfordton, N. C., 3 
July, 1861, Jennie Eliza McEntire, who was born 

and raised at Rutherfordton, N. C, and there re- 
mained with her son for more than 25 years, dau. 
of Dr. John McEntire, of Rutherfordton. To 
her we are indebted for valuable information 
concerning this branch. She now resides with 
her son at Smith wood, Knox Co., Tenn. 

Rev. Dr. Nathan Shotwell, 1806-1890, of 
Washington and Mifflin Cos., Pa., Ohio Co., W. 
Va., Rutherford Co., N. C, and Hawkins Co., 
Tenn., s. of Randolph and Mary H. (Gage) 
Shotwell, of Newark, N. J.,m. (2) 1841 Martha 
Ann* Abbott, who d. 1849, dau. of Josiah^ Abbott, 
of Massachusetts, [of Samuel", SamueP], and 

4. Randolph Abbott Shohvell, h. 13 Dec, 
1843, W. Liberty, Ohio Co., Va. (now W. Va.); 
d. at Raleigh, N. C, 31 July, 1885, unm.; went 
at an early age to Media College, Pa. , where he 
pursued a three years' course, it being his 
father's intention to prepare him for the senior 
class at Princeton, his father's alma mater; but, 
his state having seceded and the war coming on, 
he immediately left school to join in the defense 
of his southern home. On his way to Virginia 
he met with numerous adventures, traded a 
Yankee picket out of his skiff in order to cross 
the Potomac; was discovered, the boat shot to 
pieces, but he escaped to an island where he was 
subsequently rescued by a citizen; met the 8th 
Virginia volunteers just in time for the battle 
of Leesburg; he joined them and followed the 
confederate flag through 17 hard-fought battles; 
led the sharpehooters of a brigade— Pickett's 
division — in the fatal charge at Gettysburg, and 
for his valor and skill was tendered a special 
commission from Secretary Seddon by order of 
President Davis. Toward the last of the war 
he was captured as a spy; he made his escape 
from his captors, but was recaptured by another 
party, was taken to Fort Delaware and confined 
as a prisoner of war until three months after 
the southern flag was furled at Appomattox. 

Going to North Carolina in 1866, his father's 
family having preceded him, they removed to 
Rutherfordton in Aug., 1869, he laid away the 
sword that he had honored with his courage and 
bravery, and chose as his future weapon of life's 
warfare, the pen, which he ever after wielded in 
the interest of those principles which he 
believed to be right. He went to Newbern, N. 

C, and with Col. Stephen D. Pool, established 
the Newbern "Journal of Commerce." After 
two years he removed to Rutherfordton and 
started the " Vindicator," through which he 
denounced in scathing terms the so called 
"carpet-baggers" of that region, and thus 
began the political warfare that ended only 
after he had suffered all the persecution that 
could be heaped upon him by his political 

He went to Charlotte and engaged with Gen. 

D. H. Hill in the editorial management of the 



"Southern Home." A few years later the peo- 
ple of Mecklenburg elected him a member of the 
legislature of 1876. In Jan, , 1878, Capt. Shot- 
well went to Raleigh and associating himself 
with Jno. W. Dowd, bought the " Farmer and 
Mechanic," a paper previously published in 
the interest of the North Carolina patrons of 
husbandry; a few months later he became the 
sole owner, and soon won the confidence of the 
people. A few weeks prior to his death, the 
State Chronicle and the Farmer and Mechanic 
having been consolidated the name of The State 
Chronicle was retained, Capt. Shotwell becom- 
ing the editor-in-chief. Having been appointed 
State Librarian, he was, after years of struggle, 
just entering upon an era of success. 

Randolph A. Shot well d. in Raleigh, N. C, 
Friday, 31 July, 1885, of acute indigestion. 
From the memorial edition of the State Chron- 
icle, Aug. 8, 1885, we have condensed most of 
the foregoing particulars. On the morning 
previous to his death he was the picture of 
robust health, alive to every interest that con- 
cerned his State and his people. His paper for 
the week had just been mailed to his readers, 
and the work for the coming issue undertaken, 
when suddenly he was stricken down and in a 
few hours passed away. For years he had lived 
by himself, doubtless from the sad disappoint- 
ments he had endured. It is recorded of him 
that he was faithful to every trust and earnestly 
devoted to the defense of truth and honor. 
Early on the morning after his death, the 
remains of Capt. Shotwell were taken to the 
rotunda of the state capitol, where they " lay in 
state " for thirty-sis hours, and were finally 
deposited in the soldier's burying ground, in 
Oakwood cemetery, Raleigh, N. C. , twelve ex- 
confederate soldiers acting as pall bearers, and 
the funeral taking place from the First Presby- 
terian church of that city. 

From a later notice, we take the following 
additional characterization: "Randolph Abbott 
Shotwell was a brave and noble man, — the soul 
of honor and the tongue of truth, — as soldier, 
editor, and statesman, He edited ' The New- 
berne Journal of Commerce,' ' The Vindicator,' 
'The Citizen,' 'The Southern Home,' 'The 
Farmer and Mechanic,' and ' The State 
Chronicle. A brilliant young man, whose 
untimely end carried grief not only to his own 
family but to thousands of the best people of 
North Carolina. He would no doubt have 
been the next governor of North Carolina." 
He was a member of the legislature from Char- 
lotte, Mecklenburg county. He was a brilliant, 
fearless writer, — never hinted, bat said exactly 
what he thought, and stood by his convictions 
to the bitter end. No man of his years was 
ever beloved by North Carolinians more than 
he, and his memory is held most sacred by all 
the best people of the State, most of whom con- 
tributed to, and erected a handsome monument 

over his resting place in Raleigh, N. C. " His 
mother, Martha Ann Abb-^tt, of Boston, Mass., 
was of a very large and widely connected family 
and most distinguished ancestry throughout 
that region and in London," 

5. Melancthon Schneider Shotwell, b. 10 
Apr., 1845, W, Liberty, Ohio Co., [W.] Va.; 
grad. from Princeton college, 1872; dw. Harris- 
burg, Pa. ; occupation, car- builder and architect, 
manufacturer of " Shotwell's patent steel car- 
replacer;" address N. Front St., Harrisburg. 
To him we are indebted for much of the data 
here presented relating to this branch. He m. 
28 Apr., 18S7, Caroline Reily Porter, dau. of 
Dr. Geo. W. Porter, niece of Gen. Horace 
Porter of New York City, and Judge Wm. 
Porter of Philadelphia, and granddaughter of 
ex-Gov. David Rittenhouse Porter, who was s. 
of Gen Andrew Porter of the revolution, 

6. Dr. Frederick Addison Shotwell, h. 14 
Feb., 1847, W. Liberty, [ W.] Va.; dw. Rogers- 
ville, Tenn.; m, 20 Sept., 1877, Lucy A. Kyle, 
dau. of Judge A. A. Kyle, of Rogersville, 
Hawkins, Co., Tenn. 

7. Rioth Eliza, b. 3 Aug., 1849, W. Liberty, 
[W. ] Va., and there d. in early childhood. 

8. Susan Janet, (twin of Ruth Eliza), b. 
3 Aug., 1849; d. young; buried at W. Liberty, 

Dr. Nathan Shotwell, 1806-1890, Presby- 
terian minister, of West Liberty, Va., (now W. 
Va. ), afterwards for 15 years at Rutherfordton, 
N, C., and finally at JRogersville, Tenn., s. of 
Randolph and Mary H. (Gage) Shotwell of 
Newark, N. J., m. (3) at Milton, Pa., 23 
Sept., 1852, 3Iary L. McCleery, who d. 28 Sept., 
1855, and had: 

9. Mary McCleery Shoticell, h. , 

1853, Milroy, Mifflin Co,, Pa. ; d. young, buried 
at Milroy, Pa. 

10. McCleery Junkin Shotwell, b. 8 Aug,, 
1855, Milroy, Pa.; dw. Knoxville, Tenn.; m, 
1881, Sarah M. Hardwick, who d. 14 March, 

Nathan' Shotwell, b, 1813, of Frankford, 
Mo,, s. of John" and Sally (Burroughs) Shot- 
well of Mason Co., Ky., [of John", John*, 
Abrl ?, John-, Abr'.], m, 1834, Catharine 
Geery, 1813-1870, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Guthery) Geery, and had: 

1. Margaret Ann, b. 27 June, 1835, d. 9 
Aug., 1836. 

2. Emily, b, 21 May, 1837; d. 2 July, 1889; 
m, 24 March, 1859, James Martin. 

3. John W., b. 28 June, 1839; d. 15 May, 
1893; m. 24 May, 1876, Sarah Beckelbeimer. 

4. Andrew M, h. 14 May, 1842; d. 16 Sept., 

5. Hiram, b. 27 July, 1844; d. 7 May, 

6. David, b. 12 Sept., 1846; d. 3 Jan., 1860. 



7. Mary, b. 18 Aug.. 1849, d. 16 Sept., 1885; 
m. 11 May, 1882, Warren S. Worsham. 

8. Sarah, b. 9 Nov., 1850; d. 21 July, 1881; 
m. 8 Nov., 1868, Warren S. Worsham. 

9. Perry, h. 6 March, 1883, d. 22 July, 1883. 

Nathan' Shotwell, b. 1826, of Concord, 
Jackson Co., Mich., formerly of Elba, Genesee 
Co., N. Y., s. of Isaac M". and Edna C. (Pound) 
Shotwell, of Elba, formerly of Farmington, N. 
Y., [of Richard', Benjamin*, John', John", 
Abraham'], m. 18£0, Bathsheba Phebe Gardner, 
called Phebe B., b. 1831, dau. of George Wash- 
ington" and Diana (Berry) Gardner, of Elba, N. 
T., [of John*, John', Wm-., George'], and had: 

1. Eozilla Phebe, called Lilla P., b. 1 of 3 
mo., 1851, in the log house in Elba, N. Y., to 
which on the day previous, her parents had 
removed from the G. Washington Gardner 
estate, and upon the place which was sold by 
her father one year later to Thomas Grayham, 
and which afterward came into the possession 
of the late Ambrose Douglass. She was a 
thoughtful, earnest child, fond of the beautiful 
in nature and in art. To the elementary educa- 
tion afforded in the primary schools of the 
neighborhood, she added several terms of 
academic training at her parents' alma mater 
in Careyville (now Oakfield), and at the union 
school in Concord, Mich. Having a taste for 
active and independent pursuits, she for a num- 
ber of years owned and tilled several acres of 
land near the parental homestead, in Jackson 
Co., Mich. In 1875-6, she revisited her native 
neighborhood, whence seven years earlier the 
family had removed to their present residence 
in Concord, Mich. From 1876 to 1878 she 
kept house for and otherwise assisted her blind 
brother, Ambrose M., while prosecuting his 
studies at Ypsilanti. For several years there- 
after, while aiding her mother in household 
cares at Concord, she kept bees and practiced 
portrait painting with a good degree of success. 
In the autumn and winter of 1885-6, she con- 
tinued her art studies in Chicago under the 
instruction of Mr. C. F. Greiner. In Sept., 
1886, she entered upon the duties of home- 
keeper in the family of her sister, in which 
capacity she was chiefly employed for several 
years. To her proficiency as her youngest 
brother's chief assistant bee-keeper and her 
skill as portrait painter, she added in 1896 the 
art of photography, under the tuition of D. J. 
Cook of Concord, Mich. 

2. Ambrose Milton, b. 30 of 5 mo., 1853, in 
the house owned acd occupied by his father 
from 1852 to 1857, and which is yet standing on 
the ridge in the northwestern part of the town 
of Elba, N. Y. The precise date of his birth is 
differently given in different records, varying 
from the 28th to the 31st of the month. At the 
early age when children begin to notice objects 
this child was seen to observe only the window. 

the sunshine, the flame of a candle and other 
bright lights. For the optic nerve atrophe, 
hence inferred and which has proved only too 
persistent, no cause either immediate or pre- 
natal was known, and no remedy has been 
found, but on the contrary the partial sight 
which he enjoyed during childhood has gradu- 
ally declined to almost total blindness; never- 
theless at the usual age, the boy was sent to the 
common district school in the neighborhood; 
and through the thoughtful aid and kind 
encouragement of teachers and classmates, as 
well as of his parents and elder sister, he made 
rapid progress in such branches as it was 
thought he could successfully pursue. He 
manifested great fondness for mathematical and 
scientific studies. He was a pupil in the N. Y. 
State Institution for the Blind at Batavia, from 
its first opening, 2 Sept. , 1868, until June, 1873, 
when he delivered the valedictory. His revered 
preceptor, the late Dr. Asa D. Lord, certified 
that, " As a f cholar, he ranked among the first 
in all his studies, and his deportment was invari- 
ably such as to command the esteem and con- 
fidence of all." 

At Concord, Mich,, where he had spent a 
portion of each summer vacation, he engaged 
for about two years in the ihanufacture of corn 
brooms, which trade he had learned at Batavia, 
and which he then taught for one year, 1875-6, 
to the young men in the Wisconsin Institution 
for the Blind at Janesville, where, during the 
same year, he acquired the art of cane chair- 
seating. In the autumn of 1876, he entered the 
State Normal School at Ypsilanti, Mich., and 
two years later, having taught with success in 
the school of observation and practice, he was 
regularly graduated from the full English 

In 1878-9, he successfully labored to secure 
the establishment of a separate school for the . 
blind in Michigan, apart from the deaf and 
dumb, drafting, with his brother Manly's assist- 
ance, the bill (House Bill No. 13), introduced 
on 9 Jan., 1879, by Representative S. A. Strong, 
and which, in a modified form, subsequently 
became a law. In the summer of 1879, he 
acted as secretary of the first reunion of the 
oflScers, teachers and pupils of the N. Y. State 
Institution for the Blind, and prepared the 
report of its proceedings for publication in 
pamphlet form. He conducted for two years, 
1879-81, a small bi-monthly paper in the inter- 
est of the blind; taught acceptably for three 
years, 1880-83, in the Arkansas School for the 
Blind; was for several years engaged in the 
book and news trade at Concord; for five years, 
1887-92, acted as a voluntary observer for the 
Michigan weather service; and in the autumn 
of 1892, entered the Michigan School for the 
Blind, at Lansing, for the purpose of mastering 
the art of piano tuning and repairing, under the 
instruction of his friend and former associate. 

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Mr. A. C. Blakeslee. And upon the introduc- 
tion there of the American Braille (point) 
system of embossed writing and printing in the 
winter of 1893-4, he was appointed, and has 
since remained, as chief stereotype-maker for 
the school, an instrument, somewhat resembling 
a typewriter in essential structure, having been 
recently invented for the purpose of stamping 
upon metal plates, zinc or brass, the arbitrary 
groups of dots now extensively used by the 
blind to denote letters, figures, marks of 
punctuation, and certain short words and other 
combinations of letters of very frequent recur- 
rence. From these embossed plates, lesson 
leaves, school text-books, and other literature 
for the use of sightless readers are printed in 
small editions and at comparatively little cost, as 
they may be needed for use in the school. 

In the summer of 1886, he commenced the 
compilation of the present historico-genealogical 
account of his ancestors and their descendants, 
and two years later made a tour to New Jersey, 
New York, and Ontario, for the purpose of col- 
lecting materials for this record. He carried 
with him his New York point tablet, an appara- 
tus by which he was enabled to write down in 
raised characters, and afterward read by the 
sense of touch, any information that might be 
communicated to him orally. 

3. Cassius Emmetf, b. 29 of 7 mo., 1855, 
Elba, N. Y., in the frame house on the ridge in 
the northern part of the town, built about 1835- 
6, by his father's cousin, Eichard L. Aldrich, 
where also the older brother and younger sister 
were born. He early manifested a taste for 
barter and exchange and those firm and active 
traits that have often served to protect his 
interests and those of his friends in cases where 
people of less alertness and energy would have 
suffered loss. On 28 Nov., 1871, he left home 
and spent a little more than a year in Cook and 
DuPage counties, 111 , returniug home in Jan., 
1873; and for several years thereafter he con- 
tinued to' dig and repair wells, deal in pumps, 
notions, picture-frames, poultry and other prop- 
erty of various kinds, grafted and pruned apple 
orchards, and engaged in various minor enter- 
prises. Since 1873, he has lived chiefly in 
Concord, but has made repeated journeys to 
Illinois and Wisconsin, and one in 1880, to 
Texas, whence he brought back a car load of 
horses. In the autumn of 1882, he engaged in 
the retail meat trade at Concord, and in the 
summer of the following year formed a partner- 
ship with Franklin A. Carpenter a hardware 
dealer. In the same year they erected the brick 
store on the east side of Main St., Concord. A 
few months later they disposed of their meat 
market and shortly afterward of their hardware 
stock, Cassius taking in exchange for the latter, 
his present residence on Hanover St. He has 
since manufactured picture frames in connec- 
tion with various other minor pursuits. His 

appreciation of the value of money has long 
been unmistakable, and in following out his 
business instincts, he has been active and 

He m. at the M. E. parsonage, Hanover, Mich., 
19 Aug., 1885, Edith Myrtle Briggs, b. 5 Feb., 
1866, in the northern part of the Tp. of Con- 
cord, Jackson Co., Mich., about two and one- 
half miles southwest of the village of Parma, 
dau. of Wm. C. and Elizabeth (Lewis) Briggs, 
of N. Concord, [of Richmond', Pardon^, John']. 
Her great-grandfather. Pardon- Briggs, s. of 
John and Zilpha (Madison) Briggs, of Con- 
necticut, was b. there 9 June, 1783, removed 
with his family in 1830, to Livonia, Wayne Co., 
Mich., and there d. 28 Aug., 1861; m. Betsey 
Cook, b. 7 Jan., 1782, in Rhode Island, d. in 
Livonia, Mich., __ May, 1847, and had seven 
sons and four daughters, among them Rich- 
mond', who was b. 9 May, 1812, in the town of 
Sheldon, Wyoming Co., N. Y.; served for nine 
days about 1832, in the Michigan militia under 
Col. Holbrook, in the Blackhawk War; bought 
a farm of 160 acres in Sec. 2 in the Tp. of 
Spring Arbor (now Concord), Jackson Co., 
Mich., whither he removed in 1836, and there 
d. 28 Mar., 1891, having the respect and con- 
fidence of his neighbors. He was in 1872 elected 
justice of the peace, which office he continued 
to hold until 1881, when, on declining a renomi- 
nation, his son William C, was chosen as his 

Richmond^ Briggs m. (1 ) in Concord, Mich., 
10 Apr., 1839, Caroline M. Chapman, b. 10 
Apr., 1819, d. N. Concord, 13 Apr., 1843, dau. of 
Jesse and Belinda (Comftock) Chapman, by 
whom he had two sons, Wm. C. and George 
W. He m. (2) 4 June, 1843. Mary Swift, b. 
9 Feb, 1810, dau. of Theodosius and Polly 
(Winchester) Swift, by whom he had one dau., 
Louisa D., wife of Andrew LaFleur, of Parma, 

William Cortland' Briggs, [of Richmond^ 
Pardon-, John'], was b. 19 Dec, 1840. at N. 
Concord, Mich., and there d. suddenly, 6 Nov., 
1889; m. 25 Dec, 1S60, Elizabeth Lewis, b. 4 
Nov., 1839, Alden, Ingham Co., Mich., dau. of 
Jacob and Jane (Phillips) Lewis, by whom he 
had three daughters. (1.) Caroline Mary, b. 25 
Nov., 1863; m. 15 Sept., 1880, Albert A. Peck, 
now of Wheatfield, Mich. (2.) Edith Myrtle, 
b. 5 Feb , 1866, in the old log house N. Con- 
co:d, where her parents continued to reside 
until 1884; m. 19 Aug., 18S5, Cassius E. Shot- 
well, as before stated. (3.) Nellie Elizabeth, b. 
3 Oct., 1874. 

4. Ida Ann', b. on 26th anniversary of her 
mother's birth, 23 of 2 mo., 18.57, in Elba, N. 
Y., in the house sold the same year, by her 
father, to Robert Weeks; she was an active and 
energetic child, fond of reading and study and 
of social companionship as well. She com- 
menced teaching school in Pulaski, Jackson Co., 



Mich., in 1873; entered the State Normal School 
at Ypsilanti, in 1875, worthily completed the 
academic and professional studies of the full 
English course, including all the elective 
mathematical and scientific branches therein, 
and was graduated therefrom in June, 1879; 
she has since taught almost continuously at 
Saugatuck, and Greenville, Mich., LaPorte, Ind., 
Bozeman, Mont., San Diego, Cal., Memphis, 
Tenn., Sioux Falls, S. D., Mobile, Ala., and 
Chicago, 111.; m. by Prof. Joseph Estabrook, 
of Olivet college, a Congregational minister, 
formerly principal of the State Normal School 
at Ypsilanti, and at this time State Supt. of 
Public Instruction, at the res. of her parents 
in Concord, Mich., 8 July, 1886, Jehiel 
Kittridge Davis, an active and consistent 
member of the Baptist church, a congenial 
companion, and a capable and devoted 
teacher, who was b. 26 of 6 mo., 1848, in 
Troy, Oakland Co., Mich., s. of JehieP and 
Phebe T. (Dean) Davis, of Troy, Mich., [of 
Kittridge-, Thomas']. He lived with his parents, 
who were members of the Society of Friends, at 
Troy, Mich., until 19 years of age, with the 
exception of a few months in 1864-65, spent 
chiefly at Pontiac, Mich., Poughkeepsie, (where 
graduated at Eastman's business college), and 
New York City, N. Y., attended the Michigan 
State Normal School in Ypsilanti, at various 
times from 1868 to 1875, graduating there in 
1874. He was principal of the Concord, 
(Mich.), union school for two years, 1869-71, 
and subsequently taught at Caro, Birmingham, 
and Chelsea, Mich., Rochester, Minn., Dead- 
wood, Dak. T., Columbia, S. C, New Orleans, 
La., Butte City, and Bozeman, Mont., San 
Diego, Cal., Memphis, Tenn., Sioux Falls, S. D., 
and Mobile, Alabama. In his boyhood he spent 
a few months among the Shakers near Cleve- 
land, O., and in July, 1886, in company with 
Ida, his 2d wife, he revisited that community, 
but found it in a less flourishing condition than 
when he left it in 1 860. The two years, 1882-4, 
passed by him in the southern states, were 
occupied in laboring for and among the colored 
people in schools sustained by the American 
Baptist Home Mission Society, and in 1886, he 
was offered the presidency of Leland University 
in New Orleans, but having made other engage 
ments for the year, he declined to change his 
plans, although the proffered compensation was 
considerably greater than that which he would 
receive in the position that he had accepted in 
the educational system of Montana. He was 
principal of, and his wife a teacher in, the 
Memphis Baptist Bible and Normal Institute, 
(for colored people) at Cor. Wellington and 
Frazer Sts., Memphis, Tenn., 1888-9, the year 
during which its noble founder and chief bene- 
factor, Peter Howe, was murdered at his home 
in Winona, III. And in the autumn of 1892, 
they accepted like positions in the Emerson 

Normal Institute in Mobile, Ala. , and remained 
there two years. 

His father, Jehiel* Davis, of Troy, Oakland, 
Co., Mich., formerly of Sweden, N. Y., s. of 
Kittridge" Davis, of Wilbraham, Mass., [of 
Thomas'], was b. in Wilbraham, Worcester Co., 
Mass., 12 July, 1787, was a farmer and after 2d 
marriage, a member of the Society of Friends, 
formerly a Methodist; removed about 1832, 
from Sweden, N. Y., to Troy, Mich., where h^ 
dw. for more than 40 yrs., and there d. 12 of 11 
mo., 1872; m. (1) 16 Oct., 1810, Lydia T. Bent- 
ley, b. 30 Nov., 1792, in New Lebanon, N. Y., 
d. Troy, Mich., 12 Sept., 1842, by whom he had 
12 children, — Alonzo, Levinus, Mary Ann, Ann, 
Jehiel B., Jane, Jehiel, Jr., Philo, Maryette S., 
Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, and Fran- 
cis Asbury. 

Jehiel' Davis, m. (2) in Waterford, Oakland 
Co., Mich., 17 Jan., 1843, Phebe Titus Dean, b. 
n of 5 mo. 1812, in Cornwall, N. Y., d. Troy, 
Mich., 12 of 3 mo., 1872, dau, of Daniel and 
Abigail (Carpenter) Dean, Quakers, of Scotts- 
ville, Monroe Co., N. Y., and had five children, 
— Charles Edward, Wm. Penn, (called Wm. 
B.), Jehiel Kittridge*, George Washington, and 
Mary Angeline (called Angle). 

J. K*. Davis, b. 1848, m. (1) 10 March, 1874, 
Alma C. Donaldson, who d. in Saline, Mich., 
2 Jan., 1881, aged about 34 yrs., dau. of Wm. 
and Almacy (Rouse) Donaldson, of Saline, 
Mich., and had one dau., Grace Bel, b. 17 Aug., 
1875, in Saline, Mich. He m. (2) 8 July, 1886, 
Ida Ann* Shotwell, dau. of Nathan' and Phebe 
B. (Gardner) Shotwell, of Concord, Mich., [of 
Isaac M^, Richard^ Benjamin*, John^ John", 
Abraham'], and had a son, Jehiel Shot- 
well Davis, called J. S., b. 5 March, 1892, at the 
res. of his maternal grandparents in Concord 
Tp., Jackson Co., Mich. 

5. Manly Nathan, b. 1 of 11 Mo., 1858, in 
the house erected by his father in 1857, upon 
the farm (lot 2, sec. 7., tp. 13, range 2), previ- 
ously purchased from the heirs of the G. 
Washington Gardner estate, in the town of 
Elba, Genesee Co., N. Y., removed with his 
parents from E. Oakfield, N. Y., in 1868, to 
Concord, Mich., where he has continued to re- 
side, except during the autumn and winter of 
1883-4, when he spent about six months in 
mastering the art of telegraphy -in Ann Arbor. 
On account of congenitally defective elbow and 
knee joints and contracted muscles of the hands 
and shoulders he is unable to perform ordinary 
manual labor; but by holding a flattened pen- 
stock or pencil in his mouth, he has learned to 
write with considerable facility; he keeps his 
father's accounts and his own, reads for and 
otherwise assists his sightless brother, reducing 
to a perfectly legible form from dictation or 
from written or printed copy, the latter's corres- 
pondence or any matter intended for publication, 
etc. He was able, when in practice, to receive 



by telegraph and write down 25 words per 
minute, "solid press," and to transmit fully 80 
words per minute; but the difficulties in the 
way of obtaining a situation with few miscel- 
laneous duties other than those at the key, have 
led him to turn his attention to other pursuits; 
he was for several years engaged in the rear- 
ing, buying, and shipping of poultry in 
Concord, and afterward in the sale of wind- 
mills, pumps, etc., is also proprietor of an 
excellent apiary and furnishes bee-keeper's 
supplies to others in the vicinity. For his 
kind, patient, and faithful cooperation with 
his senior brother in the arduous task of col- 
lecting, comparing, arranging, and transcribing 
the records of their kindred for publication, 
the appreciative reader, as well as the chief 
compiler of these pages, is under great and 
grateful obligation. 

" Let misfortune ne'er unman you, 
Deem not fate hath fixed your lot; 
Only think you can, then can you; 
Think you cannot, and you'll not. 

" Not the slothful, not the tiring, 
Shall obtain the golden prize; 
But the earnest, the aspiring. 
Shall alone to greatness rise. 

" Every age and every nation 

Teems with great men,— great of heart: — 
He is great who fills his station, 
Acting well his destined part." 

Nathan Tilton' Shotwell, b. 1842, of 
West Plains, Mo., s. of Eden" and Ann Mary 
(Haas) Shotwell, of Bennett, Neb., [of Nathan', 
Jacob*, Jno^, Jno". , Abr'.], m. (1) 1869, 
Lizzie Smith, dau. of Wm. and Jennie (Hin- 
man) Smith, and had: 

1. Jennie May, h. 28 Feb., 1870, in Bess- 
ville. Mo., d. 22 Dec, 1891; m. in West 
Plains, Mo., , 1888±, Glenroie Mc- 

2. Wm. Eden, b. 8 July, 1873, Bessville, 

3. Birdie Nellie, b. 18 June, 1875, Eaven- 
den Springs, Ark. 

4. Nathan John, b. 7 Dec, 1880, Pow- 

5. 'GlennaElsworth,b. 18 Jan,, 1888, West 
Plains, Mo. 

164. Peter' Shotwell, 1777-1845, of Rah- 
way, N. J., 8. of Isaiah^ and Constant (Lippin- 
cott) Shotwell, of Plainfield, N. J., [of John*, 
John', John', Abraham'], m. 1803, Phebe* 
Vail, 1779-1866, dau. of Abraham' and Mar- 
garet (Fitz Randolph) Vail, of Greenbrook, 
N. J., [of John", Samuel'], and had: 

1. Harriet', b. 14 of 7 mo., 1804, in Rah- 
way, Middlesex (now Union) Co., N. J., and 
there d. 18 June, 1872, buried in Hazlewood 
cemetery; member of New York M. M. by cert. 
from E. and P. M. M. dated 20 of 8 mo., 1823; 

had previously m. at Eahway Friends meeting 
house, 26 of 12 mo., 1822, Joseph Williams 
Allen, b. 15 of 6 mo., 1796, Shrewsbury, N. 
J., d. Rahway, N. J., s. of Joseph and 
Elizabeth Allen. 

2. Margaret, b. 3 of 10 mo., 1806, d. Rah- 
way, N. J., 31 of 12 mc, 1814. 

3. Mary', b. 2 of 2 mo., 1809, found dead 
in her bed at Rahway, N. J., on the morning 
of 26 Dec, 1876, buried at Hazlewood ceme- 
tery, became member of Friends meeting at 
Flushing, L. I., by cert, from R. and P. M. 
M., dated 19 of 7 mo., 1827, had previously 
m. (I) at Rahway Friends meeting house, 
.. of 3 mo., 1826, Benjamin Douglass Per- 
kins, who d. at Flushing, L. I., 9 of 7 mo., 
or 7 of 9 mo., 1831, s. of Benjamin D., Sr., 
and Mary (Bowne) Perkins, of New York. 
One account states that his grandfather was 
John Murray, Jr., of New York, brother to 
Lindley Murray, the grammarian. She m. 
(2) by Cornelius Lawrence, mayor of New 
York, 29 Apr., 1835, Ellis Middleton, of 
Philadelphia, b. 16 of 4 mo., 1808, drowned 
in Delaware river, 1844, s. of Gabriel 

4. Edward Randolph, b. 19 of 8 mo., 1811, 
Rahway, Middlesex (now Union) Co., N. J.; 
engaged in mercantile business witb B. M. 
Price, at Rahway, in 1840, removed with his 
family in Oct., 1845, to and settled in Bennington 
Tp., Delaware (now Morrow) Co., Ohio; removed 
from Marengo, 0., in Nov., 1886, to Trenton, 
Grundy Co., Mo., and there d. 21 of 11 mo., 
1887, in the 77th year of his age, the inter- 
ment took place three days later in Marengo, 
O., where he had resided for more than 40 
years. He and the late Abel V. Shotwell of 
Rahway, were double cousins, find a very 
close intimacy had always existed between 
them, and though residing far apart frequently 
corresponded. He m. (by John Swift, mayor 
of Philadelphia), 9 May, 1835, Margaret Hart 
Shotwell, b. 14 of 7 mo,, 1816, Philadelphia, 
Pa., d. in Marengo, O., 12 Nov., 1882, dau. of 
Edmund" and Sarah R. (Shepard) Shotwell, of 
Rahway, N. J., [of Isaiah", John* John"*, Joha^ 

5. Julia Anna\ b. 7 of 10 mo., 1813, d at 
Rahway, N. J., 20 of 2 mo., 1841, buried in 
Friends ground, Rahway, N. J.; m. by Jona- 
than Trottor, mayor of Brooklyn, N. Y., 4 
Nov., 1836, Benjamin M. Price, b. 9 of 6 mo., 
1809, at Elizabethtown, N. J.; dw. at Eliza- 
beth, N. J. 

6. Jacob Vail, b. 11 of 4 mo., 1817, Rah- 
way, N. J., and there d. 14 of 11 mo., 1870, 
in 54th year, unm. Buried in Hazlewood 

147. Ralph" Shotwell, 1773-1826, of Plain- ^ 
field, N. J., s. of Jacob'' and Bathsheba (Pound) ^ 
Shotwell, [of John*, John^, John", Abraham'], 




m. Elizabeth Marsh, called Betsey, who d. 1812, 
and had: 

1. Sarah, b. 16 of 10 mo., 1802, Plainfield, 
N. J., dw. Plainfield; m. Richard Manning. 

2. Jacob', b. 2 or 7 of 11 mo., 1804; removed 

with large family to , 111.; a farmer; m. 

Dorcas Drake, dau. of Noe Drake, of Washing- 
tonville, near Plainfield, N. J. 

3. BaihshehiC, b. 14 of 7 mo., 1807, Plain- 
field, N. J., d. Stanhope, Morris Co., N. J., 2 of 
7 mo., 1857, aged49yrs., buried at Plainfield; m. 
Isaac Line, s. of Amos and Phebe (Vail*) Line, 
[of David' Vail, John", Samuel']. 

4. Mary, b. 18 of 8 mo., 1810, Plainfield, 
N. J., dw. French Creek, Pa. ; m. Smith Line. 

Ralph' Shotwell, 1773-1826, of Plainfield, 
N. J., [of Jacobs John*, John^ John", Abr'], m. 
(2) Osy Tingley, dau. of Jacob Tingley, and 

5. John T'., b. 17 of 8 m., 1813, in Plainfield, 
dw. , Ohio; m. 

6. Betsy, b. 19 of 9 mo., 1815, Plainfield; m. 
James Bullman. 

7. Ann'', b. 4 of 10 mo., 1818, Plainfield, N. J., 
dw. there, a wid , and m. there 4 of 10 mo., 1838, 
Alfred Berry, 1812-1885. 

8. David', b. 20 of 11 or 10 mo., 1820; dw. 

, Cal., m. (1) in Westfield, N. J., Per- 

melia Clark; m. (2) Ann Berry, dau. of John C. 
and Deborah (Cock) Berry. (The mother, De- 
borah Cock, was b. 18 iO.) 

Randolph Shotwell, b. 1 June, 1774, at 
Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., N. J., (said to have 
had a brother Jonathan and sister Charlotte), 
dw. at Perth Amboy and Newark, N. J.; m. 

1800, 3Iary Harriott Gage,h. 26 Oct., 

1774, at Woodbridge, N. J., dau. of Philip Gage, 
thought to be a son of Lord John Gage, 
high constable of the tower of London, and 

whose wife nee Pike, is said to have 

been an only dau., and to have carried important 
messages to the American forces when a girl, 
on horseback. Randolph's grandson, M. S. Shot- 
well of Harrisburg, Pa., is authority for the state- 
ment that his father, the late Rev. Dr. Nathan 
Shotwell, claimed to be the nearest heir to a 
block in London, and was second cousin to Col. 
Zebulon Montgomery Pike of New Jersey, (b. 
1779), the trans-Mississippi explorer and valiant 
soldier who led the final assault and bravely fell 
upon the ramparts of York (now Toronto), U.C, 
27 Apr., 1813, for whom Pike's Peak and counties 
in ten states have been named; a kinsman also 
of Gen. Albert Pike, the poet and confederate 
commander, and of Anderson Gage of Lawrence- 
burgh, Ind., Judge Crowell of Cleve- 
land, O., formerly of Rahway, N. J., and 
others. Rev. Nathan Shotwell's family Bible 
mentions also Urcilla Gage, Urcilla Bogar, and 
has this inscription: "Cornelius Jewell of 
Rahway, N. J., married our cousin Sarah." 

Randolph and Mary {Qage) Shotwell, of 
Perth Amboy and Newark, N. J., natives of 
Woodbridge, N. J., b. 1774, m. 1800, had: 

1. Nathan, b. 15 Oct., 1806, Perth Amboy, 
N. J.; was a Presbyterian minister; was a mem- 
ber of let Presb. church of Newark, N. J., and 
there preached one of his first sermons; dw. suc- 
cessively in Washington Co., Pa., Ohio Co., Va. 
(now W. Va.), Mifflin Co., Pa., Rutherford Co.. 
N. C, Hawkins Co., Tenn., and elsewhere; d. 
Rogersville, Hawkins Co., Tenn., 10 Sept., 1890, 
aged nearly 84 years. 

"Rev. Nathan Shotwell, D. D., was a man of 
rare talents and character. His paternal as well 
as maternal lineage traces to names once promi- 
nent in English and Scottish history, fie was 
a descendant of the English dissenters who were 
banished on account of their religion. They 
were put into an unseaworthy vessel and sent 
out to perish on the ocean; but when left to 
themselves, ' they made for the first port, where 
the ship was put in condition to make the voy- 
age across the ocean by being bound together 
with a large copper chain. They reached the 
coast of New Jersey, and they called their new 
home Perth Amboy.' This was his (Nathan's) 
own birthplace. On his mother's side, he was a 
descendant of Lord John Gage, high constable 
of the Tower of London in the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth. His mother was a pious Presbyte- 

"After graduating with high honors at Prince- 
ton College, he entered upon a prosperous career 
in Louisiana; but on being converted, immedi- 
ately sacrificed all the bright prospects there to 
take up the humbler walk of the christian min- 
istry. Studied theology at Allegheny Seminary, 
Pa., for three years, and pursued this high call- 
ing with unflinching faith and zeal for more than 
fifty years, despite many losses (being twice en- 
tirely burned out) and other afflictions. Vener- 
able and careworn, loving and beloved, held in 
highest esteem by all whoever knew him, he went 
to a glorious reward from Rogersville, Tenn. 
He was once president of Oakland College, 
Natchez, Miss., and president of West Liberty 
[W.] Va. College (which was burned), and 
trustee of Davidson College, N. C. 

" Dr. Nathan Shotwell was certainly a man of 
decided intellectual force, of earnest piety and 
deep convictions of truth and duty. He re- 
mained up to his death in the heartiest sympathy 
with our beloved Zion, — with all her institu- 
tions, and he loved her old-fashioned doctrines, 
her polity, and her worship. Not long before 
his death, he said to two of his younger breth- 
ren, 'Preach the gospel, — preach the gospel while 
you have the opportunity!' In later years, he 
spent much of his time on Saturdays praying 
for all pastors, that they might be prepared for 
the work, and come up to the house of God full 
of the Holy Ghost and faith, in order to accom- 
plish much for the Master. He was a man of 



prayer, and spent his birthdays in fasting and 
prayer, from the time he was 25 years old to the 
end, and always seemed to get the answers. He 
was an affectionate man, yet always dignified. 
It was a real pleasure to take his hand and look 
into his face. All his faculties remained intact 
to the end. As he grew in years, he grew in 
grace. Who can calculate the value of such a 
life? As an old man, he was full and strong and 
tender and lovable, as charming an old gentle- 
man, both to young and old, as you ever met." 

He m. (1) (by Kev. Gideon N. Judd, D. D ), 
in Bloomfield, Essex Co., N. J., 11 Sept., 1833, 
Lydia Baldwin, who d. at W. Liberty, Ohio 
Co., [W.] Va., 80 Jan., 1840. He m. (2) (by 
Rev. David Brigham), at Framingham, Mass., 19 
July, 1841, Martha Ann Abbott, b. 28 Nov., 
1815, at Framingham, Mass.; d. at W. Liberty, 
[ W. ] Va., 28 Sept., 1849, dau. of JosiaF and Ruth 
(Esterbrook) Abbott of Framingham, Mass., [of 
SamueF, Samuel' J. He m. (8) (by Rev. D. X. 
Junkin, D. D.), at Washington, D. C, 23 Sept., 
1852, Mary Lytle McCleery, of Milton, Pa., who 
d. at Milroy, Mifflin Co., Pa. 28 Sept., 1855. 
He m. (4) (by Rev. O. M. Todd), at New Lis- 
bon, Ohio., 16 Aug., 1859, Rebecca Priidence 
Thompson, b. 26 Nov., 1816, at New Lisbon, O.; 
d. 23 Sept., 1895, Rogersville, Hawkins Co., 
Tenn., dau. of Hon. W. Thompson, M. C. 

2. Edmund Kinsley Shotwell, [s. of Ran- 
dolph and Mary H. (Gage) Shotwell of New- 
ark, N. J.], was b. 28 Aug., 1808, at Perth 
Amboy, N. J.; dw. Lawrenceburgh, Ind., d. 

8. Olivia Harriet Watts, b. 9 Sept., 1810, 
in New York City; d. at Elizabeth, N. J., 4 
Dec, 1886. 

4. Jane Pike, b. 4 Nov., 1812, Newark, N. 
J.,; d. 4 June, 1854, unm. 

5. Geo. Washington, b. 8 Apr., 1815, New- 
ark, N. J. ; whereabouts unknown. 

6. Charlotte, b. 30 Apr., 1817, Newark, N. 
J.; d. 80 Oct., 1817. 

7. Ann Pike, b. 7 Jan., 1819, Newark, N. J.; 
d. .. Jan., 1819. 

90. RifiHARD^' Shotwell, 1756-1833, of 
Essex Co., N. J., Ontario and Genesee counties, 
N. Y., s. of Benjamin* and Ame (Hallet) Shot- 
well, of Shotwell's Landing, N. J., [of John^, 
John", Abraham'], m. 1782, Mary Martin, 1756- 
1844, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth (Burling) 
Martin, of New York, and had: 

1. Elizabeth, b. 12 of 1 mo., 1783, d. young. 

2. Amy"., b. 4 of 10 mo., 1784, d. 20 of 10 
mo., 1858, in Elba, Genesee Co., N. Y., having 
lived there about 40 yrs., dw. in Farmington, 
N. Y., when she there m. in a public meeting of 
Friends, 1 of 8 mo., 1805, Wanton Aldrich, b. 4 
of 4 mo., 1780, in Northbridge, Worcester Co., 
Mass., d. Lenawee Co., Mich., at the home of 
his dau. Eliza Ann O'Dell, 5 of 8 mo., 1870, 
aged 90 yrs. , buried in Friends' ground three 

miles north of Adrian, s. of Asa and Susannah 
Aldrich, of Palmyra, N. Y.; he was in Ontario 
Co., N. Y., as early as 6 mo., 1802; removed 
from Junius, N. Y., in 1818, to the Holland 
Purchase, settling in the town of Batavia (now 
Elb.a), Genesee Co., N. Y., acquiring title to 
his homestead there, lot 2, sec. 8, about one-half 
mile west of Lancton's Corners, by deed from 
the Holland Co., dated 19 Nov., 1821; but he 
was certainly there as early as 30 July, 1819, 
being one of the trustees in the deed of the 
Friends' meeting house site and burial place of 
this date. He and wife Amy, and five minor 
children, Richard, Elizabeth, Asi, Jonathan and 
Mary S., became members of Farmington M. 
M. of Friends, by cert, from Junius M. M., 
dated 20 of 4 mo., 1818. After the death of his 
wife, he removed with his youngest dau., Eliza 
A., to Palmyra Tp., Lenawee Co., Mich., and 
there spent the remaining years of his life. 

8. Isaac Martin'', b. 24 of 9 mo., 1786, in 
Springfield Tp., Essex (now Union) Co., N. J.; 
came with his parents in 1804, to Farmington, 
Ontario Co., N. Y. , and thence with his family 
in 1818, to Batavia (now Elba), N. Y., locating 
on a farm one mile north of Pine Hill (now 
Elba village), purchasing the w. part of lot 7, '^ " 
sec. 11, town 13, range 1, by a conveyance deed 
dated 28 Sept., 1818, and recorded in the Gene- 
see county clerk's ofiice, liber 8, pp. 268-9; 
various additional pieces of land were subse- 
quently purchased. The homestead was upon 
the west side of the Oak Orchard road a few 
rods south of what has long been known as 
Lancton's Corners, — so called from Aaron 
Lancton, a tanner, who about 1823, bought three 
small lots of Richard Shotwell, Isaac M. Shot- 
well and James Harris, situated upon three of 
the four corners, which have since borne his 
name, and whence in Dec, 1888, he removed to 
Wheatville, in the town of Alabama, N. Y., 
where in his 89 th year he was visited by the 
writer in the autumn of 1888. 

Isaac M. Shotwell was partially deaf and an 
invalid for many years; he d. at his res. in 
Elba, N. Y., 19 of 10 mo., 1860, a^ed 74 years, 
25 days. Thousands in western New York are 
indebted to him for his skill and enterprise in 
the improvement of fruit by means of top 
grafting, as he was the first man who success- 
fully introduced the practice into that part of 
the State. He and his family were birthright 
members of the Society of Friends and bore a 
prominent part ia establishing and sustaining 
that branch of the christian church in Genesee 
Co. The first Batavia (now Elba) Friends 
meeting house was of log; but in 1834, the 
present stone structure was erected. A log 
schoolhouse also stood upon the meeting house 
lot, but this was destroyed by fire about 1828, 
and school was for a time kept in the meeting 
house: At the separation in 1828, the property 
remained in the posaession of the orthodox 



society. The less numerous body held meet- 
ings for a time in an old house on the Sleeper 
place about one-half mile farther west, but soon 
built a meeting house on the estate of J. Hazard 
Gardner about one-half mile east of the present 
hamlet of East Oakfield, which after the sus- 
pension of the Hicksite Friends Meetings, was 
moved upon the adjoining farm recently pur- 
chased by Stephen Vail, and was long occupied 
as a dwelling. 

Isaac M. was of Farmington, N. Y., when he 
there m. in a public meeting of Friends, 4 of 2 
mo., 1813, Edna C. Pound, b. 2 of 1 mo., 1796, 
in Piscataway Tp., Middlesex Co., N. J., d. at the 
res. of her 2d son, Hugh P. Shotwell, in Elba, 
N. Y., 14 of 1 mo., 1872, of erysipelas, aged 76 
years and 12 days, dau. of Hugh'' and Sarah 
(King) Pound, of Farmington, N. Y., [of 
Samuel*, Elijah'', John", John']. She distinctly 
remembered the incidents of the 14 dajs' jour- 
ney taken by her parents, herself and brothers 
Nathan and Wm. , when she was but seven years 
of age, in removing from the vicinity of Plaia- 
field, N. J., to Ontario Co., N. Y.; it was made 
with two horse team, and covered wagon 
through deep mud and unbridged streams, the 
father forced at times to cut his road as he 
advanced. To make seven miles a day required 
in some instances the utmost diligence and hard 
labor. The writer has heard her relate that 
when in the vicinity of Cayuga lake, a band of 
warlike aborigines was encountered in full paint. 
With clubs uplifted they rushed out of the woods 
some distance ahead of the emigrants and 
arrayed themselves in a menacing attitude 
across the way as if contemplating mischief. 
The wife and children, as was natural, were 
greatly terrified, but the sturdy friend of the 
red man, ia a calm and assured manner, contin- 
ued to approach the savages, and when within 
easy speaking distance kindly greeted them 
speaking the familiar salutation, "shago shago! 
(how do-do) boys! you'll scare my horses." 
Whereupon, the Indians recognizing a friend, 
a man of peace, their fierce countenances 
relaxed, they threw down their clubs, came 
forward, shook hands in a very cordial manner, 
and after a pleasant conversation with these 
boasters of military prowess, the disciple of 
Penn, with his family and possessions, was per- 
mitted to pass on unharmed. 

In 1818, Edna C, with her infant dau., Mary 
S., revisited her native place in New Jersey, 
after an absence of fifteen years, and later in 
the same year removed with her husband and 
daughters, Anna P. and Mary S. , to the Hol- 
land Purchase as before stated. Both ia Farm- 
ington and Elba, they were made unpleasantly 
familiar with the growl of the bear, the howl of 
the wolf, and the scream of the panther; but 
lived to witness a great transformation in the 
face of the country. After the death of her 
husband, in 1860, Edna lived mostly in the 

family of her son, Hugh P. Shotwell, in Elba. 
In the summer of 1871, she visited her sons. 
Nathan and David B., in Michigan, and while 
there had an attack of the ague. 

4. Benjamin, b. 10 of 6 mo., 1788, d. shortly 
before the birth of 2d of the name, in 1793. 

5. 31ary\ b. 10 of 7 mo., 1790, Springfield 
Tp., Essex (now Union) Co., N. J., d. Farming- 
ton, near Victor, N. Y., 26 of 6 mo., 1868; m. 
(1) in Farmington, N. Y., 6 of 12 mo., 1812, 
Capt. David Smith, b. 10 of 4 mo., 1774, 
Gloucester, Providence Co., K. I., was elected 
Captain in the militia of Ontario county, under 
Lieut. Col. Asa Stanley, 23 May, 1811, was 
called out in the war of 1812, but resigned, as 
he said he could not draw his sword on any 
man. He d. W. Farmington. N. Y., 1 of 8 mo., 
1842, s. of Joseph and Ehoda (Thornton) 
Smith, of Gloucester, R. I., and Farmington, 
N. Y., [of Samuel']. She m. (2) in Farming- 
ton (N. Y.), Friends meeting, 30 of 9 mo., 1852, 
(as 2d wife) James Peacock, b. 30 of 9mo. , 
1784, in Scarborough, Yorkshire, Eng., d. 
Somerset, Niagara Co, , N. Y., 8 of 8 mo., 1872, 
s. of Jonathan and Mabel Peacock. 

6. Elizabeth', h. 22 of 9 mo., 1791, in 
Springfield, N. J., dw., Farmington, N. T,, one- 
half mile north of the town house, and there d. 
30 or 29 of 9 mo., 1874, aged 83 yrs.; m. in 
Farmington, N, Y., James Herendeen, b. 1 of 9 
mo., 1788, Danby, Rutland Co., Vt., d. Farm- 
ington, N. Y., 19 of 5 mo., 1878, s. of Joshua 
and Pennsylvania (Herendeen) Herendeen, of 
Wm.]. United with Friends after marriage. 

The 60th anniversary of their marriage was 
pleasantly observed at their homestead in Farm- 
ington, N. Y. 

7. Benjamin^ (again), b. 10 of 4 mo., 1798, 
Springfield, N. J., removed about 1836-8, from 
Elba., N. Y., to Erie or Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
and afterward to Wheatland, Monroe Co. , N. Y., 
and there d. at the home of his dau.. Desire 
Estes, 23 of 11 mo., 1865; was of Farmington, 
N. Y., when he m. in Palmyra (N. Y.), Friends 
Meeting, 29 of 11 mo., 1815, Sarah Hoag, b. 18 
of 5 mo., 1799, d. in Wheatland, N. Y., 29 of 12 
mo., 1869, dau. of Levi and Desire (Gardner) 
Hoag, of Palmyra, and Elba, N. Y.; after mar- 
riage they removed at once to Batavia (now 
Elba), N. Y., where all of their ten children 
were born, giving, including the parents, a 
birthday in every month of the year. 

8. Abbe\ h. 25 of 1 mo., 1795, Mendham, 
Morris Co., N. J., d. at Adrian, Mich., 4 of 5 mo., 
1878, she and her husband are buried in Friends 
ground three miles north of that city; her 
epitaph says she d. " May 4, 1878, aged 83 yrs., 
3 mos., 19 days." She m. in Farmington (N. Y.), 
Friends meeting house, 23 of 2 mo., 1815, Smith 
Laing, of Junius N. Y., b. 18 of 11 mo., 1798, 
in borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., or in 
Middlesex Co., N. J., d. Adrian, Mich., 1 of 
5 mo., 1877, "aged 88 yrs., 5 mos., 13 days," 



buried in Friends ground, Adrian Valley, 
Mich., s. of Joseph^ and Anna (Smith) Laiog, 
of Seneca Co., N. Y., [of JoW, SamueP ?, 
Wm-., John']. 

The pearl wedding, or 60th anniversary of 
their marriage, was appropriately observed by 
their five surviving children, Sarah, Hannah, 
Joseph, Benjamin I., and Webster A., with 
ten of their thirteen grandchildren, and five 
of their eight great-grandchildren, together with 
thirty or forty other friends and neighbors. 
The Kev. A. F. Bourns, in behalf of the 
children, tendered the aged pair a number of 
well chosen presents, among them a photo- 
graphic group of all their children then liv- 
ing, a scrap-bag, the handiwork of four grand- 
children, etc. From an account of this event 
in the Adrian Daily Times of March 3, 1875, 
, i we gather the following particulars : 
1 1 Smith Laing was b. at Plainfield, in Middle- 
Msex Co., N. J., 18 of 11 mo., 1793, removed 
with his parents in 1810, to Seneca Co., N. 
Y., settling near Waterloo, where the father 
secured a patent for 150 acres of forest land. 
After his m.. Smith continued three years in 
Seneca Co., N. Y., whence in 1818, he removed 
with his family to the town of Batavia (now 
Elba), Genesee Co., N. Y., and there purchased 
120 acres of wild land from the Holland Com- 
pany, which had previously obtained from 
Kobert Morris title to a large tract of land 
embracing several of the western counties of 
the State. In the spring of 1831 he went to 
Michigan prospecting, and took up from the 
government a quarter section of land in the 
Tp. of Baisin, Lenawee Co., Mich., (the farm 
now occupied by Stephen E. Harkness), to 
which one year later he moved his family, 
arriving at their new Michigan Home on the 
8th of 7 mo. , 1832, and here for the third time 
renewed pioneer life. Adrian was then a mere 
hamlet of perhaps half a dozen buildings, and 
the surrounding country was a great forest with 
here and. there a log house in the midst of a 
little clearing. 

Upon the marriaee of their youngest son, 
Webster A., about 1856, the management of the 
farm was turned over to him; but when he in 
1866, removed to Adrian, the parents remained 
for four years upon the homestead with their 
son, Benjamin I. When, however, the latter also 
moved, to the city, the parents again lived with 
their youngest son, Webster A., on Chestnut 
St., Adrian, Mich., and there spent their 
remaining years. According to the records of 
the Society of Friends, they and two minor 
children, Sarah Maria and Amy, having 
removed to the Holland Purchase, became 
members of Farmington M. M. , by cert. 
from Junius M. M., dated 25 of 5 mo., 1818. 

9. Lydia, b. 17 of 1 mo., 1797, who d. 

10. Surah", b. 5 of 3 mo., 1799, Mendham, 
Morris Co., N. J., d. in Lenawee Co., Mich., 8 

of 12 mo., 1884, buried in Friends ground near 
Adrian; m. (1) 22 of 2 mo , 1821, Jacob Hoag, 
Jr., b. 8 of 8 mo., 1799, Cosymans, Albany Co., 
N. Y,, dw. Elba, N. Y., a short distance east of 
Laucton's Corners, whence, with his family, he 
removed in 1831, to Kaisin Tp., (formerly 
Logan), Lenawee Co., Mich., louating on the 
farm next east of that purchased the same year 
by Sarah's brother in-law. Smith Laing, and 
there d. 30 or 10 of 5 mo , 1815, s. of Jacob 
and Elizabeth (Palmer) Hoag, of Dutchess and 
Wayne counties, N. Y. , [of Benjamin'], she m. 
(2) 20 of 2 mo., 1848, Nathan Chase, who d. 
Adrian, Mich., 30 of 5 mo., 1858, aged 67, mem- 
ber of Adrian M. M. by cert, from Farmington 
M. M., dated 27 of 11 mo., 1884, and at time of 
his death was an elder in the Adrian Friends 
Meeting, and his seat in meeting was seldom 
vacant except in illness. 

Synopsis of the Children and Geandchil- 


N. Y., [of Benjamin*, John", John-, 

1. Elizabeth, h. 1783, d. young. (See 
No. 6). 

2. Amf, 1784-1858, m. 1805, Wanton 
Aldrich, 1780-1870, [of Asa^ Samuel*, Seth', 
Jacob", George'], and had: (1.) Richard Levi, 
1806-1876, m. 1827, Bathsheba S. Willson, 
1809-1895, [of Asa]. (2.) Elizabeth, 1807±- 
1824. (3.) Asa, 1810-1892, m. (1) 1833, Abi- 
gail (Hoag) Robson, [of Levi Hoag]; m. (2) 
Susan Y. Fowler, 1825-1884. (4.) Isaac Mar- 
tin, 1812-1812. (5.) Jonathan, b. 1813, m. 

(1) -; m. (2) 1840, Permela P. 

Mills, b. 18r.-*. (6.) Mary S., 1815-1887, m. 
Thomas A. Slocum, b. 1810. (7.) Susannah, 
1819-1887, m. (1) Michael Brininstool; m. (2) 
William Zaibel, or Seibel. (8.) Amy, 1822- 

1824. (9.) Isaac Martin, b. 1824, m. Betsey 
Sisson. (10.) Elizabeth Ann, called Eliza 
Ann, b. 1827, m. (1) 1850, Jacob Clayton; m. 

(2) 1858, Charles Odell, who d. 1894. 

3. Isaac Martin'; 1786-1860, of Elba, N. 
Y., m. 1813, Edna C. Pound, 1796-1872, [of 
Hugh', Samuel*, Elijah", John", John'], and 
had: (1.) Sarah P., 1814-1814. (2.) Anna P., 
J 815-1881, m. (1) 1S30 Benjamin Hoag, d. 
1831±, [of Levi], m. (2) 1833, Stephen Dilling- 
ham, lt:09-18Sl, [of Silvanus]. (3) Mary S , 
1817-1893, m. 1839, John Reed, 1807-1888, 
[of Selev]. (4.) Isaac Martin, Jr., b. 1819, 
m. (I) 1843, Elvira L. Scofield, 1823-1852, [of 
Martin]; m. (2) 1854, Delia A. Mattice, b. 

1825, [of Peter]. (5) Amy, 1821-1850. (6.) 
Hugh P., b. 1825, m 1850, Hannah Haines, 
b. 1830, [of Reuben% Jesse']. (7.) Nathan", 
b. 1826, m. 1850, Phebe B. Gardner, b. 1831, 
[of George Washington', John*, John', Will- 
iam=, George']. (8.) Sarah Edna, 1830-1854. 


(9.) David Benjamin, b. 1833, m. (1) 1860, 
Adaliza J. Wilder, 1839-1870; m. (2) 1880, 
Margery A. (McPhersoa) Mason, b. 1845. 
(10.) Catharine E.. 1836-1857. 

4. Benjamin, 1788-1793. (See No. 7). 

5. Mary\ 1790-1862, m. (1) David Smith, 
b. 1774, and had: (1.) David Philander, 1814- 
1820±. (2.) Eebecca Thorn, 1819-1894; m. 
1840, William Gray Lapham, [of John]. (3.) 
David Waterman, m. 1847, Lydia Gary, b. 
1828. (4.) John Harvey, 1826-1852, m. 1850, 
Mary Jane Ferguson. (5.) Rhoda Mary, 1829- 
1859, m. 1850, Allen P. DeYol, b. 1825 ±. 
(6.) Isaac Benjamin, b. 1831, m. 1862, Eebecca 
S. Avery. 

6. Elizabeth\ 1791-1874, m. James Heren- 
deen, 1788-1873, [of Joshua% William'], and 
had: (1.) Welcome, 1814-1816. (2.) Pennsyl- 
vania, called Vania, 1816-1888, m. 1839, 
Hartshorn Willson, 1818±-1888, [of David]. 
(3.) Mary, H., b. 1819, m. 1861, Benjamin Estes, 
Jr., 1811-1888, [of Benj.]. (4.) Richard Hal- 
lett, 1822-1875, m. 1855, Mary G. Bosworth, 
b. 1830, [of Seth and Catharine (Pound) 
Bosworth]. (5.) Elizabeth S., b. 1825. (6.) 
Amy Ann, b. 1829. (7.) James Wilkinson, 
b. 1831, m. Mary Alice Browning. 

7. Benjamin", 1793-1865, m. 1815, Sarah 
Hoag, 1799-1869, [of Levi and Desire (Gard- 
ner) Hoag], and had: (1.) David S., 1817- 
1872, m. 1838, Eliza S. Dillingham, b. 1820, 
[of Silvanus-, John']. (2.) Desire, b. 1818, m. 
1838, Robert Estes, 1814-1877, [of Benj.]. 
(3.) Bathsheba, 1820-1875, m. Edward Sher- 
man. (4. ) Mary Jane, b. 1822, m. Addison 
Smith, d. 1878. (5.) Richard, 1824-1832. (6.) 
Levi S., b. 1827, m. Sarah Estes, [of Allen]. 
(7.) Abigail, 1829-1858, m. Isaac Cox, b. 
1825 ±, [of James'', SamueF, Joseph* Cock, 
Samuel', Henry-, James']. (8.) Benjamin H., 

b. 1832, m. : (9.) Sarah A., 

1833-1853. (10.) Isaac M., b. 1835, m. Mary 
P. Estes, [of Allen]. 

8. Ahbe", 1795-1878, m. 1815, Smith Laing, 
1793-1877, [of Joseph^ John*, SamueP ?, Wm=., 
John'], and had: (1.) Sarah Maria, b. 1815, 
m. (1) 1834, David Harkness, who d. 1850; 
m. (2) 1856, Riley Harris, who d. 1864; m. 
(3) 1879, Abram Grant. (2.) Amy, 1817- 
1835, m. 1834, John Jay Doty. (3.) Phebe 
Ann, 1819-1815, m. 1841, Samuel Leeds. (4.) 
Hannah, b. 1823, m. 1845, Stephen Zeno. 
(5.) Joseph Smith, b. 1825, m. 1852, Jennette, 
or Jane*, Moultrop. (6.) Mary S., 1828-1838. 
(7.) Benjamin I., b. 1834, m. 1855, Mary Jane 
Cone. (8.) Webster Abram, 1836-1831, m. 
185t), Almira A. Haviland, [of Charles]. 

9. Lydia, h. 1797. 

10. Snrah\ 1799-1884, m. (1) Jacob Hoag, 
Jr., 1799-1845, and had: (1.) Elizabeth P., 
1822-1845, m. 1843, Joseph Gibbons. (2.) 
Richard S., 1823-1830. (3.) Mary S., b. 1825, 
m. Seneca Haviland. (4.) Jacob Smith, 1828- 

1817. (5.) Richard M., b. 1830. (6.) Sarah 
Jane, 1836-1880, m. 1858, Enoch D. Strang. 
(7.) Amy Ann, b. 1839, m. 1862, Joseph 

280. Robekt' Shotwell, b. 1784, s. of 
Manning'* and Mary (Clarkson) Shotwell, [of 
Benj*., John^ DanieP, Abr'.J, m. 1812 Martha' 
FHz Randolph, h. 1796, dau of Jas^, and 
Keziah (Kelly) F. Randolph, [of Jeremiah^, 
Jeremiah*, Joseph', Jos'"., Edward'], and had: 

1. Margaret', b. 29 March, 1812; m. 1833, 
Nicholas Mundy. 

2. Freeman! , b. 26 Sept., 1814; d 13 April, 
1893; m. 29 Sept., 1836, Nancy Nott, b. 5 
Nov., 1817, d. 25 Oct., 1885. 

3. Manning', b. 17 Oct., 1816; m. 2 of 4 
mo., 1838, Lucy Ann Cannon. 

4. Ann Maria, b. 13 Sept., 1819; d. , 


5. Jas. F. R\, b. 13 Apr., 1822, married 
five times; m. (1) Julia Caroline Welch. 

6. Wm. B\, h. 13 March, 1824; m. 30 May, 
1847, Phebe Compton, dau. of James of Perth 
Amboy, N. J. 

7. Mary E., b. 22 March, 1826; m (1) 

; m. (2) ; m. (3) 

Andrew J. Clarkson. 

8. Robert C.,h. 18 June, 1828; d. .., 


9. Martha Ann, b. 2 Aug., 1830; m. Geo. 

23. Samuel* Shotwell, 1723-1777, of Rah- 
way, Essex (now Union) Co., N. J., s. of John', 
Jr., and Mary (Thome) Shotwell of Shotwell's 
Landing, N. J, [of John", Abr'.], m. 1748-9, 

Ame of Mamaroneck, N. Y., who d. 

29 Oct., 1762, and had: 

1. Caleb', b. 1 Dec. (?), 1749, at Rahway, in 
borough of Elizabeth, Essex (now Union) Co., 
N. J., was educated for an astronomer, was 
piously inclined and occasionally spoke in 
Friends meeting; but on the breaking out of 
the Revolutionary War, it is eaid that he 
enlisted in the American army and served as a 
soldier seven years and nine months. His par- 
ents were tories and nearly disinherited him, 
giving to his younger brother, David, the bulk 
of their confiscated real estate, which, in con- 
sideration of his mother's remonstrance, Caleb 
had restored to them. This partiality so 
wrought upon his mind and disheartened him, 
that he was not really himself afterward. Dis- 
posing of his 40 acres of marsh and his sloop, 
all he received from his father's estate, he 
bought a tract of nearly 600 acres, mostly wild 
land, in Sussex Co., N. J.; he afterward, about 
1796, wandered to Balston, Saratoga Co., N. T., 
and devoted his energies to the invention of a 
perpetual motion and supposed he had really 
succeeded, but after running 36 hours it stopped. 
It is said 500 people saw it in motion, though 


the country was quite new and sparcely settled. 
He sent for his family in N. J., but little is 
known of his later history, as he wandered off 
and disappeared, his mind being doubtless 
deranged from intense application, disappoint- 
ments, etc. When last heard from he was in 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. He m. Phebe (Hinck- 
ston) Gliddon, a wid. who d. in Centreville, 
Allegany Co., N. Y., about 1819-20. 

He is said to have been greatly depressed by 
his parents' partiality, etc., and never fully 
regained his vivacity and mental equilibrium; 
and his children seemed impressed by their 
father's discouragement and there was a lack 
of animation so needful to make life useful 
and happy. But if the record that his mother 
died 29 Oct., 1762, be correct, the tradition 
reported by his grandson. Rev. John M'. 
Shotwell, of Wayne Co., N. Y., (pp. 130 and 
168), requires modification, at least in so 
far as relates to his having complied with her 
expressed wishes for the restoration of his 
parents' confiscated property. His name does 
not appear on the printed roll of the New Jersey 
soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, 
nor in the roll of revolutionary pensioners; but 
the records of the Record and Pension Office of 
the War Department at Washington, D. C, 
shows that Caleb Shotwell served as a private 
in Capt. James Lawrie's Company, 1st Regi- 
ment of West Jersey Troops, commanded by 
Col. Wm. Maxwell, in the Revolutionary War; 
and, while the collection of Revolutionary War 
records on file in that bureau is far from com- 
plete, his name appears on the roll for the 
period from Oct. 28, 1777, to Jan. 15, 1778' 
which bears the remark, " Enlisted Nov. 13 

The dates of death of Samuel^ and wife. Amy, 
have been obtained from an old bible in the 
possession of George T. Fish of Rochester, N. 
T., which was used not only for their family 
record but also by their daughter, Elizabeth" 
(Shotwell) Bills, for the record of her family; 
and as she was fifteen years old at the time of 
the Declaration of Independence she would 
probably have known if the dates of death of 
her parents were far out of the way. The date 
of her mother's death is a sufficient contradic- 
tion of the most romantic portion of the tradition 
referred to above. The remainder, like most 
traditions, may have little foundation. Quite 
likely the father was sorely distressed by his 
son's abandonment of the principles of peace, so 
dear to members of the Society of Friends. 
Samuel's granddaughter, Sarah D. (Bills) Fish, 
distinctly remembered that her mother told her 
of receiving little from her father's estate; also 
of the raids of both armies to which the people 
of New Jersey were subjected during the 
Revolutionary War, and of the fact that some 
of them buried their silverware and some other 
valuables and left them until the war was over. 

2. Thomas, b. 22 of 2 mo. (April), 1752, 
Rahway, N. J., d. 9 of 11 mo., 1754. 

3. Saralv; b. 28 of 5 mo. (July), 1754, Rah- 
way, Essex Co., N. J.; d. unm. 

4. Mary, b. 26 of 7 mo., [record in family 
bible of later date, says Sept. J, 1756, Rahway, 
N. J. 

5. David\ b. 25 Feb., 1759, d. before 1798; 
was of Elizabeth, N. J. , when he m. 24 of 6 mo., 
1779, Elizabeth* Fitz Randolph, b. 23 of 2 mo., 
1756, dau. of Hartshorne (b. 1723) and Ruth 
(Dennis) Fitz Randolph, [of Edward' (b. 1670) 
and Catharine nee Hartshorne, Nathaniel" (b. 
1642) and Mary nee Holley, Edward' and Eliza- 
beth nee Blossom]. 

6. Elizabeth'', b. 28 of 7 mo., 1761; d. 10 of 
8 mo., 1826; m. 1782 ±, (as 1st wife) Thomas 
Bills, b. 25 of 12 mo., 1760, Shrewsbury, Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J., d. 23 Oct., 1845, s. of Gershom 
and Margaret (Chamberlin) Bills; became 
members of Farmington M. M. of Friends. 

72. Samuel'^ Shotwell, b. 1759, of Rah- 
way, N. J., s. of Abraham* and Mary (Potts) 
Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. J., [of John^, John", 
Abraham'], m. ; and had: 

1. Abigail'', d. in Boston, Erie Co., N. Y., 17 
of 4 mo., 1831; m. during war of 1812, (as 2d 
wife), Wm. Pound, b. 21 of 3 mo., 1784, in 
Piscataway, Middlesex Co., N. J., returned soon 
after this marriage to Boston, Erie Co., N. Y., 
where some years later he became member of 
Eden M. M. by cert, from R. and P. M. M., 
dated 23 of 2 mo., 1820. From Boston, he 
removed about 1845-50, to Aurora (now Elma), 
Erie Co., N. Y., settling on what is known as 
the Pound road and there d. 2 of 1 mo., 1857, s. 
of Samuel' and Catharine (Webster) Pound, [of 
of Elijah', John", John']. 

109. Samuel'' Shotwell, d. 1804, of King- 
wood (now Quakertown), N. J., s. (?) of Abra- 
ham* and Mary (Jackson) Shotwell, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., [of Joseph', Daniel', Abraham',], 
m. 1788, Hannah Lundy, of Piscataway, N. J., 
and had: 

1. Abraham T'°., b. about 1789, went with 
parents that year to Hunterdon Co., N. J., 
becoming member of Kingwood M. M. by cert, 
from R. and P. M. M. 

2. Joseph, said to have settled about seven 
miles from Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

3. James, h. 30 of 5 mo., 1792, d. 1867; m. 
(1) Mary Van Gorder, m. (2) Sarah J. Roe. 

4. Mary, dw. Sussex Co. , N. J.; m. , 

Charles Van Gorder. 

5. Sarah, called Sally, m. Jacob 


171. Samuel Emlin' Shotwell, 1793-1823, 
of Milton (now Rahway), N. J., s. of Isaiah'^ 
and Constant (Lippincott) Shotwell, of Plain- 
field, [of John*, John', John"', Abraham'], m. 



1817, Sarah C. Rich, daii. of Joseph and Eliza- 
beth Rich, of Attleboro (now Langhorn), Pa., 
and had: 

1. Joseph Rich, b. 3 of 12 mo., 1817, d. in 
Cherry St., New York, 5 of 12 mo., 1817, 
interred in N. T. Friends' cemetery. 

2. Samuel Emlin, b. 21 of 3 mo., 1819, Eah- 
way, Middlesex Co., N. J., d. in Pa., 4 of 9 mo., 
1841, unm. 

8. Elizabeth Rich', h. 1 of 12 mo., 1822, 
Milton (now Eahway), N. J., she with her wid- 
owed mother and brother Samuel, became 
member of M. M. at Middletown, Pa., by cert. 
from R. and P. M. M., dated 20 of 5 mo., 1824; 
dw. 1409 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa., m, in 
Middletown, Pa., Friends' meeting house, 17 of 
2 mo., 1842, George Knorr Johnson, of Phila- 
delphia, who d. 3 of 2 mo., 1891, s. of William 
and Catharine Johnson, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

237. Samuel' Shotwell, b. 1802, of Elba 
and Galen, N. T., and Ottawa, 111., s. of Benja- 
min'* and Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell, of 
Wayne Co., N. Y., [of Benj*., John^, John\ 
Abr.'], m. (1) 1821, Phebe" Laing, 1802-1824±, 
dau. of Joseph^ and Anna (Smith) Laing, of 
Junius, N. Y., [of John*, SamueP (?), Wm=., 
John'], and had: 

1. Anna, h. 14 of 6 mo., 1822, d. 80 of 9 mo., 

2. Joseph, h. Galen, N. Y., and there d., 
aged about 15 years. 

Samuel' Shotwell, b. 1802, of Elba, N, Y,, 
and LaSalle Co., 111., [of Benj'., Renj'., John', 
John"^, Abr'.], m. (2) Mercys Pound, dau. of 
Daniel* and Prudence (Jones) Pound, of Ridge- 
way, C. W., [of Elijah^ John^ John'], and 

3. Benjamin Franklin, b. Elba (now Oak- 
field), N. Y., dw. Chicago, 111., formerly Ottawa 
111., sp.; m. in 111., Barnes. 

4. Hannah\ b. Elba, N. Y., dw , 

Tex.; m. in 111., Joseph Barnes. 

5. Sarah Elizabeth', b. 20 of 1 mo., 1836, 
Galen, N. Y., dw. five miles from Ottawa, 111., 
m. Aaron Barnes, brother to Joseph. 

6. Phebe Ami, b. Galen, N. Y., was a hydro- 
pathic physician, studied under Dr. Troll, in 
N. Y. City, d. in 111 , unm, 

7. Emily, b. Galen, N. Y,; died in 111., s. p. 

8. Lydia, d. in 111. 

211. Samuel'' Shotwell, of Warren Co, 
N. J., s. of Caleb' and Phebe (Hinckston) Shot- 
well, of Saratoga Co., N. Y.,[of Samuel*, John^ 

John^, Abr'.], m. , and had 

quite a numerous family, of whom, however, we 
have not been able to obtain records. 

Rev. Samuel Randall' Shotwell, 1812- 
1853, of Saratoga and Oneida counties, N. Y., s. 
of Joseph" and Sarah (Randall) Shotwell, of 

Saratoga Co., N. Y., [of Caleb^ Samuel*, John^ 
John", Abr'. ], m. 1842, Patience Maria Bloss, 
who d. 1853, dau. of Samuel Bloss, of Oneida 
Co., N. Y., and had: 

1. Samuel Blosf, b. 25 July, 1845, Eaton, 
Madison Co., N. Y. ; engineer for many years 
on Michigan Central railroad; afterward a 
farmer; dwelt Blissfield, Mich., and Napoleon, 

Jackson Co., Mich., whence he removed , 

m. at Fredonia, Calhoun Co. Mich., 21 Oct.; 
1872, Sarah A. Lansing. 

2. Mary Jane, b. 25 Nov,, 1850, Oriskany, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., dw. Waco, Sedgwick Co., 
Kans.; m. .. April, 1874, or 1873, Wilbur A. 
Huff, of Caneadea, or Oramel, Allegany Co., 
N. Y. 

Samuel P'. Shotwell, b. 1828, of Idana, 
Kans., 8. of Benjamin" and Catharine (Pugsley) 
Shotwell, of Bedford, Mich., [of Benj'., Benj*., 
John', John'. Abr'.], m, (1) 1851 ±, 3Iaria 
Watson, of Junius, N. Y. , who d. 1886, and had : 

1. Eliza B\ , dw. Clay Co., Kans., P. O. Clay 
Centre; m. Albert Wingrove, of W. Va. 

2. Mary Ellen^, dw. Idana, Clay Co., Kans. 
m. Samuel Isensee, from Pennsylvania. 

3. Celia M^., dw. Idana, Kans. ; m. George 
R. Rickert, from near Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

4. Hattie\ m. Samuel Ober, of Pennsylvania. 

5. Clayton, b. 3 Sept., 1874, Idana, Clay 
Co., Kans. 

Samuel H'. Shotwell, b. 1836, of Gloversville 
N. Y., s. of Benjamin" and Mary (Hunt) Shot- 
well, [of Wm"., Benj*., John', John', Abraham'], 
m. 1874, Jane Elizabeth Everit, b. 1839, dau of 
Richard and Mary (Carle) Everit, and had: 

1. Marie Louise, b. 2 Oct., 1875. 

2. Edward C, b. 14 May, 1877. 
8. Walter H., b. 24 May, 1884. 
4. Everit F., b. 20 April, 1886. 

Samuel Bloss^ Shotwell, b. 1845, s. of Rev. 
Samuel R'. and Patience M. (Bloss) Shotwell, 
of Saratoga and Oneida counties, N. Y., [of 
Joseph", Caleb", Samuel*, John', John", Abr'.], 
m. 1872, Sarah A. Lansing, and had: 

1. Hattie May, b. New Boston, Wayne Co., 

158. Smith" Shotwell, b, 1787, of Canada, 
s. of Wm\ and Elizabeth (Pound), Shotwell, of 
Upper Canada, [of John*, John', John", Abr'.], 
m. Mary Crawford, dau. of James and Amy 
(Heacock) Crawford, and had: 

1. Rachel, b. Thorold, C. W. ; d. unm. 

2, Amy, d. unm. 

8. Phebe, d. near Sparta, Kans., s. p.; m. in 
Yarmouth, C. W,, James Andrew Town, who 
united with Yarmouth M. M. of (Hie.) Friends 
9 of 4 mo,, 1862; was drowned with his adopted 
son in Kansas, 27 of 3 mo., 1871. 

4. Martha, d. Thorold, C. W., unm. 



5. Mary, d. Welland, 0. W., a. p.; m. in 
Thorold, C. W., James Bates. 

6. William', b. Thorold, C. W., dw. (1879), 
at Sparta, McPherson Co., Kans., d. in that 
state; was a member of the Society of Friends; 
m. by Friends' ceremony in Malahide, C. W., 
Martha Elizabeth Taylor, who became member 
of Yarmouth M. M., 10 of 11 mo., 1841, by cert. 
and dw. (1888), Windham, McPherson Co., 
Kansas, formerly at Sparta, Ont., and Sparta, 
Kansas, dan. of John and Eliza (ShotwelP) 
Taylor, [of Elijah^ Wm^, John*, John', John=, 

7. Ruth\ dw. Toronto, Ont., d,; m. David 

8. James', d. during the War of the Rebell- 
ion in a Union hospital or while returning 
therefrom; m. Matilda Seley. 

9. Elijah, is a retired farmer; dw. Thorold, 
Ont., s. p., P. O. Welland; m, (1) Harriet 
; m. (2) 

10. John r., dw. Kansas, afterward (1896), 
Golden, Brie Co., N. Y.; thrice married. 

Stuart B'. Shotwell, 1819-1890, of Cadiz, 
O., s. of William" and Ehoda (Beebe) Shotwell, 
of Harrison Co., O., [of Hugh^ John', John^, 
John-, Abraham'], m. 1851, Nancy Gaston, 
b. 1823, of Columbiana Co., O., dau. of James 
and Elizabeth (Kilgore) Gaston and grand- 
daughter of Hugh and Grace (Gaston) Gaston 
and of Wm. and Nancy (Kelly) Kilgore, and 

1. Mary, b. 8 May, 1853, at Cadiz, O., and 
there d. 2 March, 1854. 

2, Martha Beebe, b. 2 Jan., 1855, Cadiz, O., 
dw. there, unm., graduated Franklin College, 
1875, with highest honors of her class; is a 
member of Presbyterian church. 

3. Walter Gaston', b. 27 Dec, 1856, Cadiz, 
0., graduated Franklin College, 1877, with first 
honors of his class, and at Yale University, 
June, 1878, studied law with his father, and 
was admitted to the bar in Oct., 1880, is a suc- 
cessful lawyer at Cadiz, 0. ; in politics a repub- 
lican, was twice elected prosecuting attorney of 
Harrison Co., O., is a member of the Presby- 
terian church at Cadiz, O., m. at New Philadel- 
phia, O., 24 Dec, 1883, Belle Mcllvaine, b. New 
Philadelphia, O., 10 Dec, 1859, dau. of Judge 
Geo. W. and Caroline (Rinehart) Mcllvaine of 
New Philadelphia, O., and granddaughter of 
Robert and Ann (Springer) Mcllvaine, and of 
Joseph and Maria (Hudson) Rinehart. 

4, Stuart B\, Jr., b. 9 Apr., 1861, Cadiz, O.; 
graduated Franklin College, 25 June, 1882, 
studied law with his father at Cadiz, O., was 
admitted to the bar by the supreme court of 
Ohio., 1 Nov., 1884; removed in Nov., 1884, to 
St. Paul, Minn., where he engaged in the prac- 
tice of his profession; is vice president and 
treasurer of the Graves and Vinton Co., 
Investment Bankers, western managers of the 

Middlesex Banking Co.; also vice president of 
Crown Financial Co.; in politics a republican; 
m. in Philadelphia, Pa., 1892, Caroline R. 
Mcllvaine, b. New Philadelphia, O., 30 Sept., 
1864, dau. of Chief Justice Geo. W. Mcllvaine, 
deceased, of New Philadelphia, 0., and sister to 
the wife of his brother, Walter G. 

5. William James, h. 15 May, 1863, Cadiz, 
O., and there d, 2 Sept., 1865. 

Stuart B'. Shotwell, Jr., b. 1861, of St. 
Paul, Minn., investment banker, son of Stuart 
B'. and Nancy (Gaston) Shotwell, of Cadiz, O., 
[of William'', Hugh^ John*, John'', John*, Abra- 
ham'], m. 1892, Caroline R. Mcllvaine, b. 1864, 
dau. of Judge George W. Mcllvaine of New 
Philadelphia, Ohio, and had: 

1. Stuart Mcllvaine, b. 16 Apr., 1893. 

Sylvanus D*. Shotwell, b. 1849, of Cort- 
land Tp., Kent Co., Mich., s. of David S'. and 
Eliza (Dillingham) Shotwell, of Cortland, 
Mich., [of Benj"., Richard'', Benj*., Jnol, Jno".. 
Abr'.], m. 21 April, 1872, 3Iary Whittall, of 
Cortland, Mich., and had: 

1. Clarence A., h. 14 Aug., 1873. 

2. Elmer C, b. 26 Dec, 1877; lives with 
parents at the old homestead where his grand- 
father settled, in Cortland, Mich. 

Theodore' Shotwell, of Brooklyn, N. Y., s. 
of Daniel C. and Martha (Pound) Shotwell, of 
Greenbrook, N. J., [of ManningS Benjamin*, 
John^, DanieP, Abr'.], m. Amelia Smith, and 
had twin sons who died young, and afterward 
three daughters. 

Theodore' Shotwell, b. 1828," of Minne- 
apolis, Minn;, formerly of New York, and 
Cincinnati; 8 of Wm^, and Rhoda (Beebe) 
Shotwell, of Harrison Co., 0.,[of Hugh", John*, 
John\ John^ Abr'.] m. (1) 1852, Sarah J. 
Lucas, 1828-1891, dau. of Capt. Michael Ennis 
and Elizabeth (Nolan) Lucas, of Steubenville, 
O., and had: 

1. William Walter, b. 12 Dec, 1855, Cin- 
cinnati, O. ; a lawyer, in Minneapolis, Minn., 
manager of Northwestern Financial Agency — 
mercantile collections, mortgage loans — 818 
Guaranty Loan Building, Minneapolis, Minn., 
formerly practiced law in New York City, unm. 

Theodore F'. Shotwell, 1841-1870, of Alex- 
andria, Minn., s. of DanieP, Jr., and Margaret 
(Force) Shotwell, [of DanieP, Daniel*, Joseph' 
(?), Daniel-, Abraham'], m. 1867, Hntiie A. 
Cambell, b. 1849, dau. of Moses D. and Paulina 
("Whittemore) Cambell, [of David], and had: 

1. Horace Julian, h. 13 Sept., 1868; began 
business with his cousin, Theodore Canfield, 
under the firm name of Canfield & Shotwell, 
sheet metal workers, and has a steadily increas- 



ing business, at No. 525 Second Ave. S., Minne- 
apolis, Minn., is unm. (1895). 

2. Theodora Azella, b. 27 Aug., 1870, at 
Alexandria, Douglas Co., Minn., five weeks 
before the death of her father. She m. in 
Minneapolis, Minn., 22 June, 1892, William 
Wottage of Sauk Centre, Minn., a practical 
printer by trade; dw. 110 S. Robert St., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

Theodore 'Fbank* Shotwell, b. 1851, of 
Paulding, O., s. of Eev., John M'. and Saloma 
Lucinda (Stone) Shotwell, of Allegany Co., N. 
T., etc., [of Joseph'', CaleF, Samuer, John', 
John% Abr'.], m. 1876, Amanda McKinstrey, 
daughter of James and Eebecca McKinstrey, 
of Crawford Co., O., and had: 

1. Carlos William, b. , 1878. 

2. Becco,h. ,1880. 

8. Herbert, h. ,1883. 

166. Thomas Latham" Shotwell, 1785- 
1859, of Burlington Co., N. J., s. of Isaiah' and 
Constant (Lippincott) Shotwell, of Plainfield, 
N. J., [of John*, John', John", Abraham'], m. 
1806, Elizabeth Satterthwait, 1786-1843, dau. 
of Joshua W. and Ann (Middleton) Satterth- 
wait, of Crosswicks, N. J., and had: 

1. Joshua', b. Crosswicks, Burlington Co., 
N. J., 6 of 9 mo., 1807, and there d. 18 of 2 mo., 
1866, of fracture of skull, and interred in 
Presbyterian cemetery, Allentown, N. J., was by 
occupation a carpenter and farmer; m. (1) 13 
of 11 mo., 1834, Sarah Ann Stillwell, b. Mercer 
Co., N. J., 6 of 4 mo., 1811, d. 30 of 8 mo., 1837, 
of brain fever, interred at Allentown, N. J., 
dau. of Joseph M. and Hannah (Stillwell) Still- 
well (cousins); m. (2) 12 of 5 mo., 1842, her 
older sister, Rebecca A. Stillwell, b. 10 of 6 mo., 
1806, d. 7 of 4 mo., 1861; m. (3) 5 of 11 mo., 
1863, Hannah Lukens, b. 7 of 2 mo., 1821, d. 8 
of 2 mo., 1880, dau. of David and Eliza W. 
Lukens. (No children by 3d wife.) 

2. Edmund', b. Crosswicks, N. J., 14 of 4 
mo., 1811, was a contractor and builder in New 
York, whence, in 1842, he removed to Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J., engaging in farming; was 
justice of the peace at Key Port, Monmouth 
Co., 1855, and in 1863, removed to Crosswicks, 
Burlington Co., N. J., where he still resides at 
the old homestead, occupying every night the 
room in which he was born; m. in New York 
City, 23 of 12 mo., 1834, Adra Ann LaRue, who 
was b. 5 of 12 mo., 1815. d. 13 of 2 mo., 1887, 
and was buried in Old Tennent Churchyard 
near Monmouth battle ground, Monmoiith Co., 
N. J. 

3. Ann M., b. 7 of 2 mo., 1816, d. 19 of 12 
mo., 1823. 

4. JediaW, b. 15 of 11 mo., 1822, at Cross- 
wicks, N. J., dw. 1896, with his only son, 
Thomas, near Higlitstown, Mercer Co., N. J., 
m. 12 of 1 mo., 1845, Martha Ann Provost, who 

lives mostly with only surviving daughter, 
Ella, wife of Emerson Pullen. 

232. Thomas" Shotwell, 1786-1857, of 
Galen, Wayne Co., N. Y., s. of Benjamin^ and 
Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. 
J., and Wayne Co., N. Y., [of Benj*., John^ 
John=, Abr'.], m. (1) 1808 or 1807, Tamer 
Lundy 1786-1818, dau. of Jonathan and Rebecca 
(Heaton) Lundy, and had: 

1. Rebecca Lundy\ h. 12 of 1 mo., 1809, in 
Hardwick, N. J.; member of Pelham M. M. by 
cert, from Junius M. M., dated 21 of 8 mo., 1827; 
d. Odell, 111., 26 of 3 mo., 1875; m. in Galen 
(N. Y.) Friends' meeting, 26 of 5 mo., 1827, 
Benjamin Franklin^ Pound, of Bertie Tp., Lin- 
coln Co., U. C, b. 8 of 10 mo., 1805, Bertie, C. 
W., s. of Daniel* and Prudence (Jones) Pound, 
[of Elijah^ John% John'], dw. Galen, N. Y., 
and Bertie, C. W.; they and their children, 
Tamer, Thos., Jacob, and Hannah E., returned 
to Wayne Co., N, Y., whence they removed to 
Odell, 111., where the wife died; the family 
afterward removed to Ionia, Jewell Co., Kans. 

2. Zachariah Pound', b. 17 of 11 mo., 1811, 
near Hardwick Friends meeting house in Sussex 
(now Warren) Co., N. J.; dw. Galen and Oak- 
field, N. Y., acquiring title to a farm in Elba 
(now Oakfield), 25 July, 1839, removed in the 
spring of 1850, to Lobo, Middlesex Co., C. W., 
locating on a farm one mile southwest of Cold- 
stream; was there visited by the compiler in the 
autumn of 1888, and was able to contribute 
valuable data for this work; P. O. Poplar Hall, 
Ont.; m. in Bertie (C. W.) Friends meeting 
house 10 of 10 mo., 1835, Margaret Zavitz, b. 6 
of 8 mo., 1814, Bertie, U. C, d. Lobo, C. W., 20 
of 10 mo., 1861, dau. of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Pound'^) Zavitz, of Canada, [of Daniel*, Elijah^, 
John", John']. They and two minor children. 
Tamer Ann, and Thos. B., having removed to 
the Holland Purchase, became members of 
Rochester M. M. of (Hie.) Friends by cert, from 
Junius M. M., dated 26 of 6 mo., 1839; and they 
and their children became members of Yar- 
mouth M. M., 8 of 1 mo., 1851, by cert. 

3. Benjamin HeatoiV, b. 9 of 1 mo., 1815, 
Hardwick, N. J.; dw. Hadley, Lapeer Co., 
Mich.; m. (1) in Junius, N. Y., Susan L. 
Thorn, b. 29 of 4 mo., 1819, in Junius, N. Y., 
and there d., dau. of Samuel and Rachel (Laing) 
Thorn, of Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., [of Abra- 
ham', Abraham-, Abraham']; m. (2) in Michi- 
gan, Replina or Paulina (Richards) Davis, a 

4. Rachel Heaton, b. 7 of 4 mo., 1818 or 7 of 
12 mo., 1817, Galen, N. Y., d. 20 of 2 mo., 1819. 

Thomas' Shotwell, 1786-1857, of Galen, N. 
Y., [of Ben^^, Benj*., John^ John=, Abr'.], m. (2) 
1819, Hannah Lundy, 1789-1843, dau. of Dan- 
iel and Elizabeth (Laing) Lundy, of Indepen- 
dence, N. J., [of Samuel], and had: 



5. Jonathan Lundy\ b. 10 of 5 mo., 1821, 
in Galen, N. Y.; dw. on the farm on which his 
father lived many years, in the town of Galen, 
Wayne Co., N. T., P. O., Marengo; m. Galen, 
N. Y., 25 of 2 mo., 1857, Elizabeth Fitz Patrick, 
b. in Down Patrick, County Down, Ireland, 
about 1838. To their kindness we are indebted 
for many items in this record. Thomas Shot- 
well's sons were all very short of stature, being 
each less than five feet in height. 

259. Thomas'' Shotwell, b. 1796, of Somer- 
ton, O., s. of Titus", Sr., and Deborah (Moore) 
Shotwell, of Pennsylvania and Ohio, [of 
Daniel*, Joseph^ (?) DanieP, Abraham'], m. 
Ellen Brown, and had: 

1. Mary Ann\ b. 21 April, 1818, Barnesville, 
O.; dw. there, a widow; m. 5 Oct., 1850, Edward 
S. Barnes, J. P., of Somerton, O., s. of Henry 
and Marion (ShotwelP) Barnes, [of Titu8\ 
Daniel*, Joseph' (?), Daniel", Abraham'], he d. 
Barnesville, O. 

2. Jane\ b. 4 April, 1822, Barnesville, O.; 
m. 19 Jan., 1848, Joshua Barnes, who d. Barnes- 
ville, O. 

3. Elha Ellen\ h. 1826, Barnesville, O.; 
dw. Barnesville, O. ; m. 1851, James Fowler. 

4. Marion' or Mariam B., b. 21 Nov., 1829, 
Barnesville, O.; dw. there; m. .. Oct., 1855, 
John C. Bolon. 

5. Sarah, b. Barnesville, O. d. , O., 


6. Isaac, b. 1835 ± ; dw , Smyrna, O. , a farmer ; 
m. (1) in Belmont Co., O., Harriet Hobbs, who 
d. 1866±; m. (2) Belmont Co., O., Sadie 

7. William B., dw. Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; m. 
in Ohio. 

8. Joseph K., is a merchant at Somerton, 
Belmont Co., O.; m. (1) in Belmont Co. O., 
Minnie Lesley, who d. 1870±; m. (2) in Bel- 
mont Co., O., Jane Cloudy. 

Thomas D'. Shotwell, s. of Isaac' and 
Catharine (Dell) Shotwell, of Philadelphia, 
Pa., [of Wilson^, Joseph^ Joseph*, Joseph", 
Daniel", Abraham'], m. Adele Picot, and had: 

1. Helen. 

103. Titus'' Shotwell, b. 1758, of Belmont 
Co,0.,s. of Daniel* and Deborah (Shotwell) 
Shotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J., [of Joseph' ( ?), 
Daniel', Abraham'], m. (1) 1781, Sarah Marsh, 
and had: 

1. Hope, b. 18 of 2 mo., 1782, in , 

N. J. ; m. in Pennsylvania, Joseph Woodard. 

2. Daniel, b. 9 of 4 mo., 1784, , 


103. Titus' Shotwell, b. 1758, of Belmont 
Co., O., [of Daniel*, Joseph' (?), Daniel", Abra- 
ham'], m. (2) 1787, Deborah' Moore, dan. of 
Edward* Moore of Lower Bahway, Middlesex 

(now Union) Co., N. J,, [of SamueP, John", 
Samuel'], and had: 

3. Edward", h. 12 of Jl mo., 1788, in N. J.; 
went with his parents to Pennsylvania in 1792, 
and afterward to Ohio; returned to Rah way, N. 
J. ; while on a visit among his relatives in 
Athens Co., O., after his wife's death, he had a 
paralytic stroke which nearly deprived him of 
his speech, and he was nearly helpless the 
remaining years of his life; he d. Rahway, 
N. J,, 17 of 1 mo., 1879, in the 92d year of 
his age; m. in New Jersey, his cousin, Miriam 

Moore, dau. of Edward\ and Moore, 

[of Edward*, SamueP, John", Samuel']. 

4. Titus'; b. 19 of 5 mo., 1790, in New 
Jersey ; was a soldier in the war of 1812, serv- 
ing under Col. Lewis Cass, and for enlisting 
in the army was disowned by the Society of 
Friends; d. in Ohio, 22 March, 1852; m. 10 
of 3 m., 1814, Susan Garret. 

5. Marion'', or Miriam, b. 16 of 7 mo., 
1792, in New Jersey, m. Henry Barnes. 

6. Joseph, h. 4 of 11 mo., 1794. 

7. Thomas, b. 14 of 9 mo., 1796; removed 
from Fayette Co., Pa., to Somerton, Belmont, 
Co., O., and there d. ; was a shoemaker; was 
disowned by the Society of Friends for join- 
ing the army in the war of 1812; m. Ellen 
Brown, who died. 

8. Isaac", b. 14 of 12 mo,, 1798, in Penn- 
sylvania; was drowned 9 of 4 mo., 1845, by 
falling off a steamboat at the mouth of Hock- 
ing river about seven miles below Parkersburgh, 
on the Ohio River. At the division of the 
Society of Friends in 1828, he remained with 
those called Hicksite, and continued a faith- 
ful member until his death; was an active 
temperance man, and threw his whole soul 
into the anti-slavery enterprise, then in its 
infancy. He believed that the great curse of 
slavery would be wiped out by peaceable 
means. Negro slavery has been abolished, 
but not without the roaring of artillery, the 
crack of the musket, and the sacrifice of the 
lives of many thousands of America's bravest 
and noblest sons. How much better in all 
respects would have been the plan commended 
by our Quaker forefathers! Isaac m. after 
the manner of Friends, Hope Stanton, who d. 

103. Titus" Shotwell, b. 1758, of Belmont 
Co., O. , [of Daniel', Joseph' ( ?), Daniel", Abra- 
ham'], m. (3) 1807, Deborah Howell, and 

9. Rebecca, b. 8 of 6 mo., 1808, d. 1830. 

10. Mahlon'; b. 2 of 4 mo., 1810, settled at 
Barnesville, about 30 miles from Cincinnati, 
O., d. -. of 6 mo., 1859; ui. Lucinda Lee. 
Their son John C. , states that they lived in 
"Warren county, about four miles from Leba- 
non, 0., and had nine children. 

11. Nathan, last surviving son of Titus; 
b, 28 of 5 mo., 1812, dw. with a niece, Lucinda 



McCarty, at Barnesville, Belmont Co., O., 
and there d. in the autumn of 1895, unm.; 
has latterly held with those called Wilber 

12. Sarah, d. before 1826. 

One account states that Mahlon and Nathan 
had sisters Amanda and Deborah. 

256. Titus" Shotwell, 1790-1852, of O., s. 
of Titus', Sr., and Deborah (Moore) Shotwell, 
of Belmont Co., O., [of Daniel*, Joseph^ (?), 
Daniel", Abraham'], m. 1814, Susan Garrett, 
and had: , ^ 

1 Priscilla\ b. 10 of 12 mo., 1814, d. 3 
Dec, 1886; m. (1) 10 of 3 mo., 1842, Thomas 
McCarty, who left his family; she obtained a 
divorce and m. (2) 30 of 3 mo., 1850, Wm. G. 

2. Thomas M., b. 16 of 9 mo., 1817, d. 22 
May, 1894; m. 25 of 11 mo., 1831, Nancy E. 

3. John G., b. 30 of 1 mo., 1820, d. 25 Feb., 

4. Marion\ b. 2 of 1 mo., 1822, m. 10 of 3 
mo., 1842, John Hollis. 

5. Allen, b. 26 of 8 mo., or 2 Sspt., 1824, d. 
22 July, 1878. 

6. Rebecca, b. 19 of 11 mo., 1826, d. 5 May, 

7. Isaac, b. 19 of 8 mo., 1829, d. 4 Feb., 

8. Susan, b. 27 of 12 mo., 1830, d. 26 Dec, 

9. Ellen, b. 16 of 9 mo., 1833, d. 21 Sept., 

Titus' Shotwell, III., 1826-1896, of Latrobe, 
O., s. of Isaac" and Hope (Stanton) Shotwell, 
of O., [of Titus', Sr., Daniel*, Joseph' (?), 
Daniel", Abr'.], m. 1852, Mary Doan, and 

1. , a dau., d. in infancy. 

2. Elias Whittier, b. 16 of 10 mo., 1854. 

3. Enos Sumner, b. 16 of 9 mo., 1856, 

4. William Ellery\ b. 19 of 10 mo., 1858; 
dw. Sioux Falls, S. D., m. 

5. Emily Ann, b. 17 of 9 mo., 1860; dw. 
with mother at Latrobe, Athens Co., Ohio, since 
1888; m. John E. Moore, who d. 1888, leaving 
two small children, Ida and Prank. 

6. Sarah Asenath, b. 11 of 3 mo., 1863. 

7. Isaac, b. 10 of 9 mo , 1865. 

8. Effip. Ellen, b. 8 of 12 mo., 1867, m. 
"_ Dunfee, and dw. at the Titus Shot- 
well homestead at Latrobe, O., with mother and 
sister, Emily A. Moore. 

9. Edgar Thomas, b. 6 of 6 mo., 1870. 

Walter L". Shotwell, b. 1840, of Newark, 
N, J., s. of James' and Phebe (Ayres) Shotwell, 
of Hackettstown, N. J., [of Wm'., Jas'., John*, 
John^ John-, Abr'.], m. 1861 ± , Harriet Decker, 
and had: 

1. Nellie Vaif, b. 5 March, 1863, in 
Hackettstown, N. J.; dw. No. 66 Burnet St., 
Newark, N. J. ; m. in the Halsey M. E. Church, 
Newark, N. J., 12 May, 1886, Wm. Edgar 
Langstroth, of Newark, N. J. 

Walter Fox** Shotwell, b. 1856, s. of Joseph 
F'. and Amy (Titus) Shotwell, of New York, 
[of Joseph S"., Jno. S'., Jno*., Jno'., Jno"., Abr'.], 
m. 1892, Phebe Titus, and had: 

1. Samuel Titus Shotwell, b. 14 Feb., 1895. 

Walter Gaston* Shotwell, b. 1856, of 
Cadiz, O., 8. of Stuart B'. and Nancy (Gaston) 
Shotwell, of Cadiz, O., [of Wm"., Hugh', John*, 
John^ John", Abr'.], m. 1883, Belle Mcllvaine, 
b. 1859, and had: 

1. Margaretta Mcllvaine, b. 28 March, 
1886, Cadiz, O. 

William' Shotwell, of Virginia — whose 
connection with the New Jersey and Staten 
Island branches of the family has not yet been 
definitely established — settled about the year 
1750 (possibly as early as 1740), at what is now 
Criglersville, Madison Co., Va., on the farm now 
occupied by his great-grandson, Thomas N*. 

Shotwell, and there d. , having m. 

Betsey Jurdine, and had: two daughters— of 
whose names, marriages and descendants no 
records or traditions appear to have been pre- 
served — and certainly one son, 

3. James", (son of the above), b. about 1759, 
entered the revolutionary army at 16 years 
of age, served seven years under General 
Washington, lived after the war for a few years 
in North Carolina, where according to tradition, 
he had uncles; he then returned to Virginia, 
settling on the Shotwell homestead in Culpepper 
(now Madison) Co., and there d. .. Dec, 1841, 
aged 82, his family were honorably reared, and 
his example as a good citizen still lives. He m. 
Mary Crane, who d. .. Sept., 1828, and had six 
sons and three daughters, born at the old home- 
stead at Criglersville, Madison Co., Va., namely: 

(1.) Jerry', b. 4 Jan., 1789, settled in Greene 
Co., Va., and there d. 28 Aug., 1864; m. Sarah 
Taylor of Madison Co., Va., b. 11 Jan., 1793, d. 
13 March, 1878, and had: 

(a) Miner, who d. ; (fo) Jerry, who d. 

; (c) Cazwell, dw. Burnleys, Albe- 
marle Co., Va., was an officer in the Confeder- 
ate Army for four years. 

(2.) Lewis, settled in , Mo.,m 

, and raised a family, certainly one 

son served in the Confederate Army. 

(3.) Jos/ma, settled in , Ohio, and 

there d.; was a successful hardware merchant; 
m. , but left no family. 

(4.) James," Jr., settled in Culpepper Co., 
Va., and there d. 1870 ± ; m. (1) Mary 
Foushee or Martha Dunken, and had (a) 
James; (b) Elba or Emma, 



Jasl, Jr., m. (2) Sarah Roberts, and had: 
(c) Wm., J., of Culpepper C. H., Va. ; (d) 
Carter B. ; (e) Jerry of Clarkston, Culpepper 
Co., Va.; (/) Mary; (g) Bettie; {h) Margarett. 
One of the daughters m. Ephraim Weaver, 
and had a son, .James Weaver, said to reside 
in Washington, D. C. 

(5.) William', b. 4 May, 1810, remained at 
the old homestead at Criglersville, Madison 
Co., Va., and there d. 28 Aug., 1891, of a 
third stroke of paralysis; m. 30 Nov., 1831, 
Judith S. Garrett, b. 6 June, 1812, yet living 
at Criglersville, Va., dau., of Moses and 
Betsey (Leathers) Garrett of Criglersville, 
Va., and had 12 children of whom eight sons 
and three daughters lived to adult age, and 
eight are yet living. (Records later.) 

(6.) 3Iargareite, m. Abraham Carpenter, 
who settled in Missouri, and raised a family. 

(7.) Nancy", m. Allen McAllister, settled in 
Ohio and raised a family, among them a son 

(8.) Betsy\ m. Wm. Gaines, settled in Page 
Co., Va., and had three sons and four daugh- 
ters; the former were: (o) Wm. E., who d. 

; (b) James, who d. , killed 

at first battle of Manassas; (c) John of 
Altoona, Pa. 

(9. ) Jeckonias Yancy' Sholwell, " youngest 
and only living son," remained on a part of the 
old homestead at Criglersville, Va.; m. (1) 
Mary E. Utz, who d. .. Jan., 1862; m. (2) 
10 March, 1870, Eliza Floyd, who d. 17 April, 
1896, s. p. By the first wife he had four 
sons and six daughters, born and reared in 
Madison Co., Va., among them: (a) J. L. 
Shotwell, of Peola Mills, Madison Co., Va.; 
(6) J. F. Shotwell, of Lexington, 111.; (c) 
Martha L., of Richmond, Mo., m. .. Feb., 
1867, John Rush; (d) Mary F., m. .. Oct., 
1860, James Gaines; (e) Julia A., of Oak 
Park, Madison Co., Va., m. __ Dec, 1866, Wm. 
Jenkins; (/) Adaline, of Criglersville, Va., m. 
Feb., 1870, E. A. Leathers; (g) Jane S., of 
Peola Mills, Va., m. Jan., 1875, Jas. H. 

The members of this branch, as of the 
other divisions of the Shotwell family, bore 
the reputation of having been honest and 
industrious citizens, honorable in the various 
relations of life. 

William" Shotwell, 1810-1891, of Criglers- 
ville, Madison Co., (formerly part of Cul- 
pepper Co.), Va., s. of James' and Mary 
(Crane) Shotwell of the same place, [of 
Wm'. and Betsey (Jurdine) Shotwell], m. 
1831, Judith S. Garrett, b. 1812, dau of Moses 
and Betsey (Leathers) Garrett, of Criglers- 
ville; Va., and had: 

1. William Robert', b. 19 Jan., 1833, d. in 
El Paso, Texas, 15 Feb., 1888, of a wound 
received from a robber; was a saccessful 

miller; m. 3 Aug., 1858, Elizabeth F. Harri- 
son of Kentucky, and had : ( 1 ) Wm. James, b. 
in Missouri, general agent of Denver & Rio 
Grande Railroad Co., San Francisco, Cal.; (2) 
Elizabeth Ratehel, dw. Salt Lake City, Utah, 

2. Ethelbert Lewis, b. 5 April, 1835, dw. 
Front Royal, — the county seat of Warren Co., 
— Va. ; occupation, tanner; m. 24 Dec, 1857, 
Judith F. Lillard, and had certainly four 
daughters and one son living, of whom two 
daughters are married. 

3. George Columbus, b. 16 May, 1837, owns 
a farm near Denver, Colo.; by occupation a 
carpenter and cabinet builder; is unm. 

4. John Hamilton, b. 6 Oct., 1839, d. 30 
June, 1862, num.; killed in battle at Seven 
Pines, Va.; was a cabinet builder when he 
entered the Confederate Army in 1861. 

5. Mary Elizabeth*, b. 18 Oct., 1841, d. 4 
Nov., 1862; m. 23 June, 1859, Augustus S. Utz, 
of Criglersville, Va., and had: (1.) Jfthn E., of 
Manchester, Va.; (2.) Joseph S. Utz, who dw. at 
Madison Court House, Va. 

6. Reuben Harrison, b. 14 Oct., 1843, dw. 
Westport, Mo., a miller, unm. 

7. Albert Dallas, b. 12 Jan., 1846, dw. Man- 
chester, Va., is a manufacturer, formerly a 
tanner; m. 12 Jan., 1875, Mary S. Pulley, of 
Lunenburgh Co., Va. who d. _. June, 1891, and 
had five children. 

8. Lucetta E. U., b. 22 Oct., 1848; m. 22 
Dec, 1866, Churchill B. Bates, dw. Criglersville, 
Va., and had: (1.) Seldon, of Manchester, Va.; 
(2.) Luther; (3.) Clarence; (4) Willie; (5) 
George; (6) Bessie; (7) Mary. 

9. Wilson Lanck\ b. 27 June, 1850, dw. 
Westport, Mo.; occupation miller; to him and 
his younger brother, Thos. N.,we are indebted 
for information concerning this branch; hem. 
(by an English Lutheran Minister) in Madison 
Co., Va., 24 Nov., 1882, Kate Lee Miller, of 

, Va., and had six children, four of 

whom are living; the two who d. were Wm. 
Luther and Grace Lillian. 

10. Thomas Newman*, (twin), b. 10 Aug., 
1852, lives on the old homestead at Criglersville, 
Va., where his great-grandparents, Wm. and 
Betsey (Jurdine) Shotwell, settled in the 18th 
century; is the only farmer among the eight 
sons; he m. 24 April, 1884, Annie Belle Murray 
of Criglersville, Va.. dau. of Jno. W. and Jane 
(Thomas) Murray of Madison Co., Va., and had 
five children namely: (1.) Claude G., b. 17 
March, 1885; (2.) Lizzie Lee, b. 15 Oct., 1886; 
(3.) Ethel May, b. 19 Sept., 1888; (4.) Robert 
Lucian, b. 16 Nov., 1890; (5.) Aubrey Murray, 
b. 20 Feb., 1893; (6.) Grace, b. 24 May, 1896. 

11. Sarah Frances', (twin), b. 10 Aug., 1852, 
dw. Criglersville, Va.; m. 31 Jan., 1889, Thoe. 
W. Rosson, of Madison Co., Va., now a cabinet 



builder at Criglersville, Va., and had: (1.) Eosa; 
(2) Mamie. 

12. Luvenia Jane, b, 28 Oct., 1854, d. 28 
April, 1856. 

58. William' Shotwell, 1748-1841 ±, of 
Plainfield, N. J., and Pelham, C. W., s. of John* 
and Grace (Webster) Shotwell, of Plainfield, N. 
J., [of John', John', Abr'.], m. 1772, Elizabeth' 
Pound, b. 1754, dau. of Elijah^ and Elizabeth 
Pound of Piscataway, N. J., [of John^ John'], 
and had: 

1. Rachef, b. 1 of 2 mo., 1773; remained 
in New Jersey when her parents removed to 
Canada; dw. Farmington and Junius, N. Y., d. 
at res, of her son, Wm. S. Dell, Waterloo, N. Y.; 
m. Eichard Dell, Jr., b. 20 of 7 mo., 1762, Han- 
over, Morris Co., N. J., d. 3 of 1 mo., 1845, 
having removed from Dover, N. J,, about 1810, 
to Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., s. of Eichard and 
Elizabeth (Scbooley) Dell, of Hanover, N. J. 

2. Catharine, b. 21 of 9 mo., 1774, Plain- 
field, N. J.; dw. Thorold, U. C, east of Pelham, 
and there d.; m. Benjamin Burtsall, who d. 
Yarmouth, C. W. 

3. Anna", b. 31 of 8 mo., 1777; d. Pelham, 
C. W. ; m. (as 2d wife), Jesse Willson, of Pel- 
ham, who d. there, native of Sussex Co., N. J. 

4. Phehe\ b. 13 of 8 mo., 1779, d. Pelham, 
C. W.; m. Isaac Willson, of Pelham, U. C, b. 
Sussex Co., N. J., and d. Pelham, C. W., 
and had brothers Lewis and Joseph. 

5. Elizabeth, b. 27 of 9 mo., 1781, in N. J.; 
m. Joseph Adams of Sussex Co., N. J. 

6. Elijah\ b. 14 of 8 mo., 1783; dw. Thorold, 
Tp., east of Pelham, C. W., d. Yarmouth, C. 
W., when about 70 years of age; was minister 
among Friends; m. at Pelham, U. C, Martha 
Burtsall or Birdsall, sister to Benjamin. They 
became members of Yarmouth M. M. of (Hie.) 
Friends, 12 of 7 mo,, 1843, by cert, from 

7. John\ b. 29 of 5 mo., 1785, , N. 

J., removed from Thorold, C. W., to , 

Kansas, and thence with his youngest son, 
Isaac, about 1869, to , Mich., d. God- 
land Tp., Lapeer Co., Mich., 14 miles north of 
Almont, when about 90 vears of age; m. (1) 
Grace Marsh, b. 3 of 11 mo., 1790; d. Thorold. 
C. W., 1827 ±, dau. of Joseph and Anne 
(de Camp) Marsh of Bertie, C. W., [of 
John']; m. (2) in Yarmouth Friends meeting 
house, 1833 ±, Matilda Heaton, who d. at Oak 
Openings, near Almont, Mich., dau. of Jona- 
than and Ann Heaton. John and wife, 
Matilda, and his three minor children, Joseph, 
Wm., and Anna, became members of Yarmouth 
M. M. of (Hie.) Friends, 10 of 9 mo., 1840, by 

8. SmiM, b, 29 of 5 mo,, 1787, in N. J., dw. 
Thorold, C. W., and there d. aged about 70 
years; was an active member of the Society of 
Friends called Hicksite; attended New York 

Yearly Meeting about 1850, and visited N. J., 
about 1856; m. Mary Crawford, who d., dau. of 
James and Amy (Heacock) Crawford. 

9. Sarah, b. 10 of 5 mo , 1788, or 13 of 3 mo., 
1789, in New Jersey; m. Levi Schooley. 

10. Miriavf, or Marian, b, 19 of 9 mo., 1791, 
in New Jersey; dw. Young St., C. W., and there 
d. ; m. William Webster. 

11. William, b. 21 of 11 mo., 1795; was 
killed when young by a tree falling upon him. 

53. William'^ Shotwell, 1 762-1840 ±, of 
Eahway, N. J. , and New York City, (nicknamed 
" Governor "), s. of Joseph* and Phebe (Allen) 
Shotwell, [of John^ John", Abr'.],m. 1187, Sarah 
Hopkins, dau. of Samuel, of Philadelphia, and 

1. Sarah\ b. before 1796; d. before 1850; 
m. (as first wife) Morris Shipley, a native of 
Utoxeter, Staffordshire, Eng., who m. (2) Ann 
Eddy, of Eahway, N. J.; he afterward m. (3) 
his first wife's sister, Mary Shotwell, Q. Y. 

2. Hannah, b. before 1796, m. Kobert I. 
Murray, of New York City. 

3. William, b. before 1796. 

4. Mary, b. 15 of 8 mo., 1796; dw. Fremont, 
Westchester Co., N. Y,, whence, in 1855, she 
removed to West Farms, N. Y., and there d. .. 
of 1 mo., 1876; m. at Westchester, N. Y., 14 
Feb., 1856, (as third wife) her sister Sarah's 
widower, Morris Shipley, who d. in 1859. She 
had no children of her own, but adopted and 
brought up from infancy a boy, called Charles 
Akin Shotwell, b. in New York, 22 June, 
1846, now of Philadelphia, giving him a home 
until he showed an irrepressible inclination 
toward a military career after the breaking 
out of the War of the Eebellion. (See p. 100 

5. Anna, who d. num. 

6. Elizabeth, b. 17 of 8 mo., 1799; interred 
in New York Friends cemetery, 10 of 8 mo., 

7. Phebe, b. 10 of 5 mo., 1801; interred in 
New York Friends cemetery, 31 of 8 mo., 
1802, aged 8 years. 

William Shotwell, member of New York 
M. M. (parentage not ascertained), m. 3Iary 
, and had: 

1. Sarah, b. 15 of 9 mo., 1788. 

2. Hannah W., b. 5 of 3 mo., 1790. 

3. Samuel, b. 20 of 7 mo., 1792. 

94. William' Shotwell, 1766-1855, of 
Shotwell's Landing (Bricktown, now Eahway), 
N. J,, and Junius, N. Y., s. of Benjamin* and 
Ame (Hallett) Shotwell, of the Landing, [of 
John\ John=, Abr.'], m. (1) 1792, Elizabeth 
Moore, 1762 ±-1826, and had: 

1. Benjamin', b. 18 of 8 mo., 1793, at 
Bricktown (now Eahway), N. J., dw. Blazing 
Star in Woodbridge Tp., N. J., near mouth 



of Eahway river, and there d. 20 of 1 mo., 
1859, buried first in Rahway Friends' ground, 
afterward moved to Hazlewood cemetery in 
Middlesex Co., N. J.; m. Mary Hunt, b. 
1800 ±, dw. Blazing Star, N. J., dau. of 
James' and Sarah Hunt of Rahway, N. J., 
[of Marmaduke", Solomon']. 

2. Elizabeth U., b. 26 of 4 mo., 1795, d. 
..of (5 mo., 1827; m. with unity of Friends 
at Rahway, N. J., 28 of 9 mo., 1815, (as 2d 
of three wives) Samuel Moore, Jr., of Fal- 
mouth, Mass., whence, about 1814, he removed 
to Piscataway, N. J., dw. for many years at 
the Six Roads about one mile south of Rah- 
way; d. Milton (now Rahway), N. J., s. of 
Samuel* and Rachel (Stone) Moore of New 
Jersey, Nova Scotia, and Upper Canada, [of 
Samuel', John", Samuel']. 

3. William', Jr., b. 6 of 12 mo., 1798, dw. 
Bricktown (now Rahway), near the old home- 
stead at the Landing, and there d. , 

1876, was the last surviving son of his father, 
was always more or less engaged in brick 
making; was the last person engaged in that 
business in the vicinity of Rahway; he occu- 
pied for a time the Landing property, built 
there a lime kiln, kept a coal yard, and was 
interested in one or more vessels; was in some 
respects eccentric, but had the reputation of 
being a very honest and confiding man, and in 
this way was very often imposed upon. He m. 
(1) Catharine Pettit, a distant relative; m. (2) 

; m. (3) , who 

survived him. 

4. Harvey", b. 13 of 10 mo., 1800, in Brick- 
town, N. J., member of New York M. M., by 
cert, from R. and P. M. M., dated 21 of 2 mo., 
1821 ; dw. on the homestead at the Landing; 
was a druggist in New York City, afterward at 
Macon, Ga., and there d. 6 of 1 mo., 1848; m. in 
Rahway, N. J., 25 of 12 mo., 1823, his father's 
cousin, Louisa Shotwell, b. 8 of 12 mo., 1800, d. 
4 of 3 mo., 1889, dau. of Nathan'' and Sarah 
(Fitz Randolph) Shotwell, of Rahway and 
Blazing Star, N. J., [of Jacob', John^ John', 

5. David", dw. on the shore of Staten Island 
Sound, at the steamboat landing, called Red 
Bank, on Woodbridge Neck, about one mile 
from the town of Woodbridge, and there died 
about 1 of 2 mo., 1836; m. in Woodbridge, N. J., 
Margaret Prall, dau. of Isaac Prall, of Wood- 
bridge; after David's death she m. (2) Azaliah 
Schooley, of Junius or Galen, N. Y. 

173. William" Shotwell, of Long Bridge, 
Independence Tp., Warren Co., N. J , s. of 
James' and Elsie (Smalley) Shotwell, of Long 
Bridge, N. J., [of John*, John", John", Abr'.], 
m. Mary Ayres, dau. of Ezekiel Ayres, of 
Warren Co., N. J., and had: 

1. James', b. .. Dec, 1810, Long Bridge, 
Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J., was a mer- 

chant at Hackettstown, N. J., and there d. 14 
June, 1845; m. at AUamuchy, Warren Co., N. 
J., 28 June, 1831, Phebe Ayres, b. 20 Apr., 1812, 
AUamuchy, N. J., dw. with son, Archibald, at 
Hackettstown, N. J., dau. of Archibald Ayres, 
of AUamuchy. 

2. Matilda\ dw. Hackettstown, N. J., and 
there m. Isaac Sharp, a hotel clerk. 

3. CharloUe', dw. Stanhope, N. J.: and there 
d.; m. Geo. Wooley, a shoemaker, of Stanhope, 

4. Mary\ dw. at or near Scranton, Pa., m. 
near Hackettstown, N. J., Simeon Saunders, a 

243 (e), William" Shotwell, 1779-1834, of 
Mason Co., Ky., s. of John' and Abigail (Ship- 
man) Shotwell of Mayslick, Ky., [of John*, 
Abrl (?), Jnol, Abr'.], m. 1805, Frances 
Tripplet, 1787-1863, and had: 

1. John Tripplet, b. 10 Jan,, 1806, near 
Mayslick, Ky., was an eminent physician and 
lecturer in a medical college in Cincinnati, and 
d. there of cholera, 23 July, 1850, s. p.; buried 
in Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati ; m. Mary 
Foote, who survived him. 

2. Alfred Lawrence'', b. 16 June, 1809, near 
Mayslick, Ky,, was for many years a prominent 
commission merchant of Louisville, Ky. ; after- 
ward owned and operated an extensive coal 
mine near Louisville; was a man of large wealth 
and a leader in every public enterprise to build 
up the city of Louisville. He d. of paralysis of 
the brain, in Cincinnati, O., 16 May, 1893; 
interred in Louisville, Ky. He m. (by Rev. 
Thomas Henderson) at Georgetown, Ky., 30 
July, 1829, Gabriella Jane Breckinridge, b. 13 
June, 1812, in Georgetown, Ky., d. of- dropsy, in 
Louisville, Ky., 20 Sept., 1872, interred in 
family lot, Louisville, Ky., dau. of Preston and 
Elizabeth (Trigg) Breckinr-idge, of Georgetown, 

3. Wni. Henry, b. 26 Jan., 1816, in Mason 
Co., Ky., d. 1 Apr., 1843, unm. 

Their grandfather, John'' Shotwell and his 
brother Jasper, both of Morris Co., N. J., 
according to the roster of N. J., " Oflicers and 
Men in the Revolutionary War," p. 752, served 
as privates in the militia. 

184. William" Shotwell, 1798-1855, of 
Harrison Co., O., s. of Hugh^ and Rosetta 
(Arrison) Shotwell, of Freeport, Harrison Co., 
O., [of John*, John^ John", Abraham' J, m. 1819, 
Rkoda Beebe, 1792-1876, and had: 

1. Stuart Beehe', b. 22 Nov., 1819, in Wash- 
ington township, Harrison Co., O. ; spent the 
early years of his life on a farm, removed to 
Cadiz, O., 1 Apr., 1837, received his education 
at the public school of his native township and 
at Franklin College, New Athens, Harrison Co., 
O.; studied law with the firm of Dewey & 
Stanton of Cadiz, O., and was there admitted to 



the bar, 20 Oct., 1842. Shortly after this time, 
Edwin M. Stanton, who afterward became 
Secretary of War under President Lincoln, left 
Cadiz, moving to Steubenville, and S. B. Shot- 
well took his place as Chauncy Dewey's partner, 
and the business of the law firm of Dewey & 
Shotwell was continued until the retirement of 
Mr. Dewey from law practice, Mr. Shotwell 
continuing in the business of an attorney at 
Cadiz, O., until the time of his death, and 
attaining a high degree of success. His otfice 
in Cadiz was wrecked in 1887, by the Presby- 
terian church spire, thrown down by a cyclone, 
passing through it but a few feet from where he 
was standing at the time. 

Stuart B. Shotwell, probably the largest land 
and property owner in Eastern Ohio, and one of 
the oldest and best known lawyers in the State, 
died at his home in Cadiz, O., on Wednesday 
morning, 3 Dec, 1890, at about !> o'clock, of 
throat and lung trouble. His health had been 
failing for several months, but he had not been 
confined to the house except for a few days 
prior to his death. 

He commenced the practice of law in Cadiz, 
long before the day of railroads and telegraphs, 
when the practitioner on horseback with his 
law books in the saddle-bags traveled from 
county to county. He was one of the last relics 
of the generation of the past, and a shadow of 
sorrow fell upon all as the announcement of his 
death was made. He was a patron of literature, 
an extensive reader, a good conversationalist, an 
ardent republican in politics, and a man who 
had the best welfare of society and his country 
always at heart. He took a great interest in 
education, and to him is Franklin College largely 
indebted for its present prosperity. In his 
home he was hospitable and generous, loving 
dearly the society of his friends; as husband 
and father, tender and indulgent; though strict 
in business affairs, no deserving appeal for 
charity was ever made to him in vain. 

His funeral was held on Friday afternoon, Dec. 
5, 1890, from his late residence. Among those 
in attendance were the members of the Cadiz 
Bar, who attended in a body; also his son, S. B. 
Shotwell, Jr., from St. Paul, his niece, Miss 
Minnie Sharon from Pittsburg, and Mr. W. 
B. Beebe, and his daughter, Mrs. Col. Norris, of 
Columbus, The pall-bearers were Hon. John 
A. Bingham, Judge J. S. Pearce, and Messrs. 
James B. Jamison, M. J. Brown, C. M. Hogg, 
and D. B. Welch. On Dec. 4, the day following 
his death, the Cadiz Bar Association held a 
meeting at the court house, at which the follow- 
ing resolutions were adopted: 

The Cadiz Ohio Bar Association, of which the late 
Stuart B. Shotwell, LL D., was a most honorable mem- 
ber, now in memorial convention assembled, do unani- 
mously resolve: 

First, That we tender to the family and relatives of 
the deceased the sincere sympathy ot his brethren, in 

this, their pad bereavement. While they mourn the loss 
ot a faithful husband, a kind father, and a steadfast 
friend, this bar feels that by the decease of Stuart B. 
Shotwell, Esq , the eldest member of our circle, a dis- 
tinguiehed name has been removed from our living roll. 
Another familiar form is missing from our court room. 
But we realize that in the life and memory of the 
deceased, there is left to us a high example of admir- 
able courage, of remarkable diligence, and of unfailing 
devotion to his professional duties, which example com- 
mends itself to every lawyer who seeks distinction in 
his profession; 

Second, That as a last mark of respect which we 
will have the privilege of paying to the mortal form of 
our deceased brother, this bar, as a body, will attend 
his funeral to the cemetery; 

Third, That our secretary, J. M. Garvin, Esq., be 
requested to present a copy of these resolutions to the 
family of the deceased; 

Fourth, That Hon. John A. Bingham be requested to 
present a copy of the same to the Common Pleas Court, 
and to the Circuit Court of Harrison county, Ohio, at the 
first following term of each of said courts, and to ask 
that in memory ot Stuart B. Shotwell, Esq., the fore- 
going resolutions be entered upon the respective 
journals ot said honorable court. 

S. B. Shotwell, married 8 May, 1851, Nancy 
Gaston, b. 14 Nov., 1823, dwells Cadiz, Ohio, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth (Kilgore) 
Gaston, of Clarkson, Columbiana Co., Ohio [of 
Hugh], and a niece of Daniel Kilgore, at that 
time, 1851, a prominent business man of Cadiz. 
The Gastons were French Huguenots who fled 
their country in the time of the persecution of 
the Protestants in the sixteenth century, and 
settled in Ireland for a generation or two, 
whence Nancy's forefathers came to America. 
Her grandfather, Hugh Gaston, was born in 
New Jersey, 18 Jan., 1764, m. his cousin, Grace 
Gaston, who was born in New Jersey, 25 
Nov., 1764. Their son, James, was born in 
eastern Pennsylvania, 20 Jan., 1793, removed to 
Columbiana Co., O., early in the nineteenth 

century; he married Kilgore, who was 

born in Washington Co., Pa , in 1794. 

2. John, b. 3 June, 1821, Harrison Co., O., 
and there died 3 Aug., 1822. 

3. Samuel, b. 7, Aug., 1823, Harrison Co., 
O., and there d. 30 Mch., 1824. 

4. William, Jr , b. 2 Jan., 1825, Harrison 
Co., O.; graduated 1845, at Miami University, 
Oxford, Ind., where he was a classmate of Oliver 
P. Morton, the distinguished war governor of 
Ind.; he studied law with Dewey & Shotwell, at 
Cadiz, O. ; admitted to the bar in Oct., 1847, 
and settled at Hamilton, Butler Co., O., where 
he practiced with good success for two years 
and theie d. 1 Dec, 1849, unm. He was a fine 
scholar, and if he had lived would have made a 
high mark. 

5. Theodore', b. 20 March, 1828, Harrison 
Co., O., dw. New York City, for many years, 
spending much of his time at Cincinnati, O., 
until about 1884, and afterward at Minneapolis, 
Minn., was senior partner in the mercan- 
tile house of Shotwell, Clerihew & Loth- 
man; m. (1) 6 July, 1852, Sarah J. Lucas, of 



Steubenville, O., b. 1 May, 1828, d. 16 Jan., 
1891 ; dau. of Capt. Michael Ennis and Eliza- 
beth (Nolan) Lucas, and sister to the wife of 
his cousin, Jonathan D. Seaton; m. (2) _. 
April, 1894, Anna G. (Seaton) Beckwith, 
granddaughter of Maj. George Seaton. 

6. Walter B., b. 3 June, 1831, Harrison Co., 
0.,d. Cadiz, O., 21 May, 1847. 

7. Ehoda Lmiretta\ b. 27 July, 183t, Harri- 
son Co., O., dw. Cadiz, O.; m. 25 Dec, 1855, 
Smiley Sharon, who d. 15 Feb., 1870. 

241. William' Shotwell, 1798-1876, of 
Bricktown, (now Rahway), Essex (now Union) 
Co., N. J., s. of Wm''. and Elizabeth (Moore), 
Shotwell, of Shotwell's Landing, [of Benj*., 

John^, John", Abr.'J, m. , and 

had several daughters, living near Rahway, 

193. William M^ Shotwell, s. of Aaron' 

and (Martin) Shotwell, of Rahway, N. 

J., [of Abr'., John^ John", Abr'.], m. Aim 
Marsh, and had: 

1. Joseph MarsK', of the Merchants' 
Exchange Association, San Francisco, Cal., who 
was b. 15 Oct., 1830, at Rahway, N. J., and 
brought up in the Society of Friends; m. by 
Presbyterian clergyman, Oakland, Cal., 6 May, 
1860, Minnie Perrier, b. 10 Feb., 1845, in 

2. a dau.; dw. on Staten 

Island, N. Y. 

3. , other members of the family 

said to reside in New Orleans and Cincinnati. 

Wm. Piatt' Shotwell, b. 1802, of Scotch 
Plains, N. J., s. of Elijah'^ and Jemima Greene 
(Piatt) Shotwell, of Scotch Plains, N. J., [of 
Jacob\ John*, John^ John", Abr'.], m. Harriet 
Parse, and had: 

1. Oreenleaf, studied law under Chetwood, 
at Elizabeth, N. J.; d. ; m. Eliza- 
beth Cleveland, of Elizabethtown, N. J. 

2. Ellen P.; d. , s. p.: m. 

Henry T. Mc. Harg, of New York City. 

3. CoroZtHe P., called Carrie P.; d. , 

1894, B. p.; m. Charles N. Flanders, who 
has been since 1850 an oil manufacturer in 
Brooklyn, L. I., res. Scotch Plains, N. J. 

4. William P. is captain on a steamer. 

William' Shotwell, b. 1818, of Lobo, Ont„ 
8. of John* and Grace (Marsh) Shotwell, of 
Goodland, Mich., [of Wm^, John', John", John', 
Abr'. ], m. 1846, Susannah Kester, b. 1825, dau. 
of Thomas R. and Beulah (Heaton) Kester, of 
Lobo, C. W., [of Harman'], and had: 

1. Anna Marsh, b. 1 of 11 mo., 1846, Lobo, 
C. W., and there d. 29 of 5 mo., 1880, unm. 

2. Thomas Hugh, b. 27 of 1 mo., 1853, in 
Lobo, C. W., and there dw., s. p., P. O., Cold- 
stream; m. in Strathroy, Ont„ 29 of 11 mo., 

1882, Phebe Ann Willson, b. 1 of 1 mo., 1864, 
Lobo, C. W., dau. of Thomas' and Caroline A. 
(Crealman) Willson, of Lobo, C. W., [of 
Richard", Jesse']. 

3. Mary Betsy', b. 17 of 1 mo., 1862, in 
Lobo, C. W., dw. there, P. O., Coldstream, 
Ont.; m. in Strathroy, Ont., 25 of 4 mo., 1877, 
Fornando Thomas Willson, b. 25 Oct., 1855, dw. 
Lobo, s. of Thomas' and Caroline Amanda 
(Crealman) Willson, of Lobo, Ont., [of Richard", 
Jesse' ]. 

William' Shotwell, d. 1894, of Oxbow, 
Oakland Co., Mich., s. of Clarkson F.\ and 
Keziah (Sutton) Shotwell, of Oakland Co., 
Mich , [of James', John*, John\ John", Abra- 
ham'], m. (1) Theresa Linaberry, who d. 8 
March, 1858, and had three children, among 
them, — 

1. John L., dw. Whittlesey, Taylor Co., 
Wisconsin; has not seen any of the Shotwells 
since 1874. 

William' Shotwell, [of Clark8on_ F^, 
James\ Jno*., Jno* , Jno"., Abr'.], m. 
beth Fitzgerald, and had: 

.], m. (2) Eliza- 

4. Lucy Louise, lived with aunt Orrilla. 

5. Charles Winfield, lived with aunt Orrilla. 

6. Clarkson Fred, adopted by his aunt, 
Orrilla Worden, and called Clarkson F. Worden, 
dw. White Lake Tp., Oakland Co., Mich. ; P. O., 

William B'. Shotwell, b, 1824, s. of Robert" \ 
and Martha (Fitz Randolph) Shotwell, [of 
Manning^ Benj*., John', Daniel", Abr'.], m., 
1847, Phebe Compton, dau. of Jas. Compton of 
Perth Amboy, N. J., and had: 

1. William Wriqht Shotwell, b. 30 July, 
1847; d. 17 Apr., 1800. 

2. Tyler Longstreet, h. 1 July, 1850; m. 
Mary Taylor, and had: (1.) Ella. (2.) Anna. 
(3.) Flossie. (4.) Carrie. (5.) Agnes. (6.) 
Bremster. (7.) William. 

3. Manning, b. 15 June, 1851; d. 13 
Aug., 1865. 

4. Lewis, R., b. 13 June, 1853; m. Sarah 
Skinner. (No issue.) 

5. Robert Judson, h. 13 March, 1854; d. 
22 Sept., 1886. 

6. Carrie L., b. 19 Nov., 1856; d. 1 Feb., 

7. Agnes Anderson, h. 26 June, 1858; m. 
Alex. Graham, and had: (I.) Lulu. (2.) 
William. (3.) Cora. 

8. Geo. Bradford, h. 8 June, 1860; m. Carrie 

9. Cornelia C, h. 16 Sept., 1861; d. 24 Feb., 

10. Chas. Compton, b. 3 Aug., 1863; 
d. 4 Jan., 1870. 

11. Manning Hope, b. 31 Aug. 1866; m. 
Lavina Jones, and had: (l.) Albert. (2.) 



12. Hannah M., b. 16 Feb, 1873; d. 20 
Feb., 1876. 

William Moeeis' Shotwell, b. 31 Jan., 
1823, farmer Richmond, Mo., formerly school 
teacher, s. of Jabez", and Eliza (AVarder) Shot- 
well, of Richmond, Mo., [of John^, John*, ASra- 
ham^ (?), John", Abraham'], ra., near Camden, 
Mo., 31 Oct., 1855, Amanda McGee, and had: 

1. Chas. B., a practicing physician at 
Richmond, Mo. , m. 1 Jan., 1885, Carrie Krieger 
of Chicago, 111. 

2. 3Iamie, m. 8 Nov., 1894, Dr. L. D. 
Greene, of Richmond Mo. 

3. Lucy, teacher in academic course at 
Woodson Institute, Richmond, Mo.; dw. with 
parents on a farm one mile west of Richmond, 
unm. (1896). 

4. George, is a farmer near Richmond, 
Mo., unm. 

William J'. Shotwell, of East Orange, N. 
J., s. of Benjamin'^ and Mary (Hunt) Shotwell, 
[of William\ Benjamin*, John\ John", Abra- 
ham'], m. 1862, Mary N. Melick, and had: 

1. William M., b. 27 July, 1865. 

2. Harriet Adelaide, b. 28 Sept., 1870; m. 
29 Jan., 1896, W, Harry Demarest, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. 

3. Frederic W., h. 5 Jan. , 1875. 

William' Shotwell, d. at Sparta, Kans., 
s. of Smith' and Mary (Crawford) Shot- 
well, of Thorold, C. W, [of Wml, John*, 
John^ John-, Abr'.], m. Martha Elizabeth' 
Taylor, who after her husband's death removed 
to Windom, Kans , and thence to Gushing, Okla- 
homa, dau. of John and Eliza (Shotwell') 
Taylor, [of Elijah", Wm'., John*, John', John', 
Abr'.], and had: 

1. Emily Ann\ b. 24 of 2 mo., 1850, in 

Yarmouth, C. W.; dw , Kans.; m. by 

Friends' Ceremony, in Yarmouth, Ont.. Elijah 

2. Smith, b. 30 of 3 mo., 1852, Yarmouth, C. 
W., dw. Odell formerly called Motor, Rooks 
Co., Kans.; m. at Sparta, Kans., Julia E. 

3. Elijah Bernard', b. 28 of 1 mo., 1857, 
Yarmouth, C. W.; dw. Cushing, Oklahoma; m. 
at Sparta, Kans., Carrie Citgrim. 

4. Whitson Canby, h. 22 of 12 mo., 1860, 
Yarmouth, C. W.;' dw. Windham, Kans., 
afterward at Cushing, Oklahoma, m. in 
Windom, Kans., Rachel Prior, sister to Elijah. 

5. Letitia A\, b. 17 of 12 mo., 1863, in Yar- 
mouth, C. W.; dw. Sparta, Kans., afterward 
at Manchester, Oklahoma, there m. Zenas Scott. 

William Harvey' Shotwell, of La Porte, 

Ind., 8. of David" and (Prall) Shotwell, 

[of Wm'., Benj*., John', John", Abr'.], m. 1851, 
Sarah Louisa' Shotwell, b. 1827, dau. of Harvey'^ 

and Louisa (Shotwell) Shotwell, [of Wm\, 
Benj*., John', John^, Abr.], and had: 

1. Clifford Alexander, h. 19 of 7 mo., 1852, 
in La Porte, Ind., d. Verona, Mo., 10 of 7 mo., 

2. Birdie, b. La Salle, 111., d. in infancy. 

3. Lida Margaret, b. 29 of 10 mo., 1858, 
La Salle, 111. 

4. Marjory Josephine, h. Chicago, 111., d. in 

5. Ann F. R. b. Rochester, N. Y. 

6. William Harvey, b. Rochester, N. T. 

William Seymour' Shotwell, of Philadel- 
phia, Pa., s. of Edmund" and Sarah R. (Shep- 
ard) Shotwell, of Rahway, N. J., [of Isaiah'*, 

John*, John', John", Abr'.], m. , 

and had: 

1. William Seymour, Jr. 

William* Shotwell, b. 1841, s. of John' and 
Elizabeth (Biggs) Shotwell, [of John", JohnS 
John*, Abr'. (?,) John-, Abr'.], m. 1869, Jemima 
Liter, and had : 

1. Bell. 

2. Elizabeth. 

William Titus' Shotwell, b. 1852, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., s of Joseph F'. and Amy 
(Titus) Shotwell of New York, [of Joseph 
S"., Jno. S"., Jno*., Jno'., Jno'., Abr'.], 
m. 1881, Ida D. Chapin, and had: 

1. Amy Titus, b. 15 Oct., 1882. 

2. Heman Chapin, b. 24 Feb , 1887. 

Dr. William Edward' Shotwell, b. 1858, 
of Denver, Colo., formerly of Dunellen, N. J., 
e. of Rev. John M'. and Salome L. (Stone) 
Shotwell, of Allegany Co., N, Y., etc., [of 
Joseph", Calebs Samuel*, John', John- Abr'.], 
m. 1885, Harriet C. Pierson, b. 1863, dau. 
of Everett M. and Elizabeth W. (Williams) 
Pierson, of Westfield, N. J,, and had: 

1. Harold Williams, b. , 1885, 

Scottsburgh, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

2. Ethel May, b. , 1887, Dunellen, 

N. J. 

3. Hoicard Ford, b. , Denver, 


4. Robert Leslie, b. , Denver, 


William Ellery' Shotwell, b. 1858, of 
Sioux Falls, S. D., s. of Titus' and Mary 
(Doan) Shotwell, of Latrobe, Ohio, [of Isaac", 
Titus", Daniel*, Joseph' ?, DanieP, Abr'.] m. 
, and had: 

1. Titus, b. early in 1895. 

Wm. p. G". Shotwell, of 536 Swan St., 
Buffalo, N. Y., s. of Greenleaf and Eliza- 
beth (Cleveland) Shotwell, [of Wm. P'., 
Elijah", Jacob\ Jno*., Jno'., Jno"., Abr'.], m. 



Margaret R. Stevenson, of Milton, Pa., and 

1. James P., b. , d 

2. Sadie P. 

3. William P. 
i. Mary P. 

5. Laurence P. 

6. Fannie P. 

William" Shotwell. b. 187B, s. of Jas. L". 
and Sallie (Magee) Shotwell, [of Albert', 
John", John^, John*, Abrl, John", Abr'.], m. 
, and had: 

1. Albert, b. ,. Feb., 1892. 

2. Willie B., h. .. Aug., 189i. 

246. Wilson'* Shotwell, of Moorestown, N. 
J., B. of Joseph" and Sarah (Wilson) Shotwell, 
of Perry town, N. J., [of Joseph*, Joseph^, 
Daniel", Abraham'], m. (1) Sarah Marsh, and 

1. Eden, b. 16 of 1 mo., 1810, d. .. of 2 mo., 

2. Joseph, b. 18 of 11 mo., 1816; d. 1844. 

3. Eliza, h. 20 of 6 mo., 1820. d. 18 of 6 
mo., 1871; m, John Elliott, who d. 8 of 5 mo., 

4. Isaac\ b. .. of 5 mo., 1822 dw. 1508 
N. 10th St., Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Catharine 
Dell, dau. of Richard and Mary'^ (Shotwell) 
Dell, [of Joseph" Shotwell, Joseph*, Joseph", 
Daniel", Abr'.]. 

5. Margaret, dw. Merchantville, N. J.; m. 
Ezra Haines, who d. 11 of 8 mo., 1890. 

6.' Sarah Jane, b. 10 of 1 mo., 1826, dw. 
Maple Shade, N. J.; m. George Darnell, who 
d. 17of 11 mo., 1871, aged 41. 

7. Theodore, b. 8 of 9 mo., 1827. d. 16 of 7 
mo., 1868. 

8. Wilson, b. 10 of 7 mo., 1829, d. 17 of 1 
mo., 1844. 

233. Zachariah' Shotwell, 1788-1857, of 
Genesee and Wayne counties, N. Y,, s. of 
Benjamin'^ and Bathsheba (Pound) Shotwell, of 
Wayne Co., N. T., [of Benj*., John\ John-, 
Abr'.], m. (1) Elizabeth Lundy, 1792-1816, 
dau. of Levi- and Sarah (Tomer) Lundy, of 
Hardwick, (now Independence), N. J., [of 
Samuel'], and had: 

1. Sarah Lundy\ b. 16 of 9 mo., 1809. in 
Hardwick (now Independence), Sussex (now 
Warren) Co., N. J.; after the death of her 
mother in 1816, she and her two sisters went to 
live with her maternal grandfather who had 
removed with his daughter's family to the State 
of New York, but returned to New Jersey after 
Elizabeth's death, taking the three girls with 
him. Sarah L.,d. 30 Dec, 1852; m. in a (Hif.) 
Friends meeting held in an old house on the 
Sleeper farm about one-half mile west of the 

stone meeting house, Elba, N. Y., , 

1830, Jonathan L. Kester, b. 18 Aug., 1805, 

Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J. ; became member 
of Earmington M. M., by cert, from Hardwick 
and Randolph M. M., dated 4 of 1 mo., 1827; 
on account of militia fines, he was imprisoned 4 
of 2 mo., 1829, for seven days in the Ontario 
Co., (N. Y.), jail on a demand of $4,— Lyman 
Cowdry, marshal. Farmington M. M. of (Hie.) 
Friends gave him a cert. 26 of 3 mo., 1829, to 
enable him to proceed in m. with a member of 
Rochester M. M. ; he became member of Elba 
M. M. of (Hie.) Friends by cert, from Farming- 
ton M. M. dated 22 of 4 mo., 1831; he afterward 
moved with his family to Wyandot Co., O., 
and there d. 30 Dec, 1852; both were buried in 
Friends' ground near Sycamore, O. 

2. Bathsheba Pound', b. 6 of 9 mo., 1811, 
Hardwick, N. J.; dw. with son Albert near 
Sycamore, O., P. O., Deunquat; went on a visit in 
autumn of 18^4, to Erie, Neosho Co., Kans., m. 
in Hardwick Friends' meeting house, Warren 
Co., N. J.. 7 of 12 mo., 1831, Jacob Lundy* 
Willson, b. 11 of 9 mo., 1810, d. 1 of 3 mo., 1863, 
s. of Abner^ and Elizabeth (Lundy) Willson of 
Independence, (now Allamuchy), N. J., [of 
Gabriel", Samuel'.]; removed two years after 
marriage from Warren Co., N. J., to Elba, N. 
Y., and thence in 1835, to Wyandot Co. Ohio. 

3. Hiildah Dfnnis\ h. I'O of 4 mo., 1814, 
Hardwick., N. J.; dw. Sycamore, O., m. by 
Friends' ceremony, AVarren Co., N. J., .. of5 
mo., 1833, Elisha Willson, who removed in 
1834 to Wyandot Co., O., and there died 18 of 
5 mo., 1866, s. of Robert and Grace or Rhoda 
(Dell) Willson. 

4. Levi Lundy', b. 21 of 11 mo., 1816, Galen, 
N. Y.; spent several years of his early child- 
hood in the family of John Laing ia Wayne 
Co , N. Y., dw. Windsor Tp., Eaton Co., Mich., 
on the line of the Grand Trunk railroad, one 
mile from the P. O. of W. Windsor and three 
miles west of Dimondale; m. (1) Nancy P. 
Pratt, who d. in Windsor Tp. , Mich., dau. of 
Elisha Pratt; he m. (2) in Charlotte, Eaton Co., 
Mich., Asenath Williams. 

Zachaeiah" Shotwell, 1788-1857, of Genesee 
and Wayne counties, N. Y., [of Benj^, Benj*., 
John", John", Abr'.], m. (2) Edna Lnndy, dau. 
of Daniel- and Elizabeth (Laing) Lundy, [of 
Samuel'], and had: 

5. Daniel L\, b. 19 of 10 mo., 1819, Galen. 
Seneca (now Wayne) Co., N. Y., member of 
Rochester M. M. of (Hie) Friends in 1840, by 
cert, from Farmington M. M.; dw. Richmond, 
Va., and afterward near Dowagiac, Cass Co., 
Mich., and there d. 31 Jan., 1890; m. in Johns- 
town, Barry Co., Mich., 12 June, 1844, Mary P. 
Iden, b. 26 June, 1820, in Richland, Bucks Co., 
Pa., dw. Dowagiac, Mich., dau. of Thomas and 
Rachel A. (Parry), Iden, the former one of the 
six sons and four daughters of George and 
Hannah (Foulk) Iden, and the latter, daughter 
of Philip and Mary (Armitage) Parry and all of 


English Quaker ancestry. Eachel's ancestors 
came over with Wm. Penn, and trace back to 
the Peerage of old England, but pretty well 
Americanized by this time. 

6. Edwin Benjamin', b. 28 of 11 mo., 1821, 
Galen, N. Y.; was a farmer; dw. successively in 
Barre, Elba, Buffalo, Elba (again), Rochester, 
N. Y., Bunker Hill, Ingham Co., Mich., Leslie, 
Mich., and Bunker Hill (again); m, by Judge 
Edgar C. Dibble, of the Genesee county court, in 
Batavia, N. Y., 20 Sept., 1846, Sarah Ann 
Harkness, b. 27 of 5 mo., 1825, in Wheatland, 
N. Y., dau. of Daniel and Beulah (Estes) Hark- 
ness, of Elba, N. Y.; postoffice, Fitchburg, 

Zachariah' Shotwell, 1788-1857, of Genesee 
and Wayne counties, N. Y., [of Benjl, Benj*., 
John', John-', Abr'.], m. (S) 1828, Elizabeth H. 
Lundy, 1800-1857, dau. of Samuel and Sarah 
(Lundy) Lundy, of Independence, N. J., and had: 

7. Samuel Lundy, b. 21 of 11 mo., 1829, Elba, 
N. Y.; took a university course at Union College 
New York, afterwards was successfully engaged 
in teaching in Queens Co., N. Y., and received 
a gold medal for services rendered in establish- 
ing the graded Farr school system at Whitestone 
in said county. He taught in the Friends' 
school at Westbury, L. I., also in the Friends' 
Institute in New York City. He held a state 
teacher's certificate for New York granted by 
Henry S. Randall, and a principal's certificate 
for New York City granted by Samuel S. Ran- 
dall. He was principal for several years of 
District School No. 8 in Kingston, N. Y. It is 
owing chiefly to his efforts the present educa- 
tional system of Kingston was adopted. He 
removed to El Dorado, Butler Co., Kansas in 
1869. Was county superintendent of schools 
for two years. Organized the Exchange Bank 
and was its cashier for several years. 

In 1893 he was in the banking business in 
Minnesota, was taken with typhoid pneumonia 
and pleurisy, spent four months in the St. 
Mary's Hospital, and when able to travel 
removed to Escondide, Cal., where he has 
regained much of his former health though with 
lungs seriously engorged. 

He there enjoys the respect and confidence of 
the commuaity, being city clerk, city assessor, 
secretary of the board of trade, and secretary of 
the Escondide Mutual Building and Loan 

He has retained his firm faith in the tenets 
of Fox and Barclay, Penn and Woolman. A 
consistant republican, voting for Freemont and 
every republican candidate. 

He was a good accountant, reliable, honest 
and trustworthy, he was always faithful to 
trusts reposed in him, and to the interest of 
those by wtiom he was employed. Hem. Sarah 
(Smith) Underbill, of Amawalk, Westchester 
Co.,N. Y. 

8. Edna Ann, h. 30 of 5 mo., 1832, Elba, 
N. Y., member of Farmington M. M., 23 of 11 
mo., 1854, d. s. p., soon after marriage; m. Jesse 
McKeel, a Friend, who lived at Amawalk, 
Westchester Co., N. Y. 

Zachariah Pound' Shotwell, b. 1811, d. 
at Poplar Hill, Ont., 17 of 12 mo., 1895, 
Lobo, C. W., s. of Thomas'' and Tamer (Lundy) 
Shotwell, of Galen, Wayne Co., N. Y., [of Benj\, 
Benj*., John', John", Abr'.], m. 1835, Margaret 
Zavitz, 1814-1861, dau. of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Pound") Zavitz, of Canada, [of Daniel*, Elijah', 
John", John'], and had: 

1. Tamer Ann, b. 25 of 7 mo., 1836, in Galen, 
N. Y.; dw. with her father at Lobo, Ont., and 
afterward with sister Emily near Garrison, 

2. Thomas Benjamin, h. 22 of 4 mo., 1838; 
went twice from Michigan to California, dw. 
Seattle, Wash., d. at David City, Neb., 2 of 
2 mo., 1895; was a farmer and carpenter, a great 
worker and accumulated a good property; he 
m. Galen, N. Y., 7 of 12 mo , 1864, Emily Rachel 
Thorn, b 25 of 2 mo., 1841, in Junius, N. Y., 
dw. Swartz Creek. Genesee Co., Mich., dau. of 
Isaac W. and Rebecca (Palmer) Thorn, of 
Galen, N. Y., [of Joel*, Abr^, Abrl, Abr'.]. 
Their only child died when three days old. 

3. Jacob Zavitz', h. 25 of 4 mo., 1840, Galen, 
N. Y., removed to Butler Co., Neb., taking 
cert, of membership from Yarmouth M. M. of 
(Hie.) Friends 9 of 4 mo., 1879; P. O., Garri- 
son, Neb.; m. in Mendon, N. Y., 29 of 1 mo., 
1870, Arabella Jl Cox, b. Scottsville, N. Y., 
25 of 6 mo., 1840, dau. of Joseph', Jr., and 
Hannah (Briggs) Cox, of Wheatland, N. Y., 
(m. 1839) the former (1815-52). son of Joseph', 
and Dorothy (Farwell) Cox, of Wheatland, N. 
Y., [of SamueP, Joseph* Cock, SamueF, Henry', 
James'], and the latter (1814-50), dau. of 
James and Elizabeth (Quimby) Briggs of West- 
chester Co., N. Y. 

4. Daiiiel Pound', b. 8 of 2 mo., 1842, Elba 
(now Oakfield) N. Y. ; removed to Butler Co., 
Neb, from Lobo, Ont.; P. O., Garrison, Neb.; 
m. by Friends' order, Lobo, Ont., 10 of 2 mo., 
1886, Sarah V. (Bond) Shotwell, wd. of his 
younger brother, Merritt E., q. v. 

5. Elizabeth Emily, b. 81 of 5 mo., 1844, 
Oakfield. N. Y.; dw. Butler Co., Neb., unm.; P. 
O., Garrison. 

6. Eli Lundy, h. 29 of 11 mo., 1847, in Oak- 
field, N. Y.; dw. Butler Co., Neb., s. p.; P. O., 
David City. To him and his father we are 
indebted for information kindly furnished. He 
m. near David City, Butler Co., Neb., 25 of 11 
mo., 1875, Leah Bunting, b. 15 March, 1852, 
Millersburgh, Mercer Co., 111., dau. of Ebenezer 
and Susan Bunting of Pennsylvania. 

7. Benjamin Heaton\ b. 23 of 8 mo., 1853, 
Lobo, C. W.; dw. Butler Co., Neb., P. O., 
Brainard: m. in Ontario, .- Feb., 1876, Melissa 



Lowes, dau. of Caleb and Susannah Lowes, of 
Blenheim, Ont. 

8. Merriit Elmer\ b., 26 of 1 mo., 1859, in 
Lobo, C. W., and there d. 20 of 3 mo., 1879; 
was a school teacher; m. in Caradoc, Middle- 
sex Co., Ont., 8 Dec, 1877, Sarah Vermiliar 
Bond, b. .- June, 1859, dw. Garrison, Neb., dau. 
of John and Jane Bond; united with Yarmouth 
M. M. of (Hie.) Friends 10 of 9 mo. 1879; she 
m (2) 10 of 2 mo., 1886, Merritt's older brother, 
Daniel P. Shotwell. 

Shotwell Addresses from American City 
AND State Directories, 1895. 

1. Shotwell & Burt, mers., 19 White Hall St., 
New York City, N. Y. 

2. Shotwell, A. D., & Co., tanners and sumac 
mfgrs., Perry St. & E. & P. R. R., Manchester, 
Va. ; house 300 Cowardin Ave. 

3. Alexander, retired; h. 30 Pearl St., N. 
Plain field, N. J. 

4. Alonzo, f'wd'g, 25 Liberty St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

5. Alonzo, real estate, 14 S. Del. Ave., Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; h. 1725 N. Slst St. 

6. Annie T., wid. Joseph F.; h. 241 Quincy 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

7. Benjamin, carpenter, bds. 197 Washing- 
ton Boul., Chicago, 111. 

8. Benj. F., real estate, h. s. s. Gridley, e of 
State St., Ottawa, 111. 

9. Benj. W., dentist, Trenton, Mo. 

10. Byron A., clerk; h. 250 W. 84th St., 
New York City, N. Y. 

11. a H., real estate, 2813 Dearborn St., 
Chicago, 111.; h. Evanston, 111. 

12. C. H., hod carrier; h. 452 Park Ave., 
Cincinnati, O. 

13. Carlos B. , Sec. White Lead Wks. ; h. 469 
3rd Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

14. Caroline, wid. Peter; h. 408 Gold St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

15. Cassius, bkpr., 98 Dearborn St., Chicago, 
111.; h. 642 W. 62nd St. 

16. Cassius, Jr., ( Jno. Cheshire & Co. ),4304 
Cottage Ave., Chicago, 111.; h. 642 W. 62nd St. 

17. Catherine, wid. Geo.; h. 3521 N. 11th 
St., St. Louis, Mo. (Removed. Mail so ad- 
dressed returned 1896.) 

18. Charles, coachman; h. 144 Linn St., 
Cincinnati, O. 

19. Chas A., grain, 18 Board of Trade Bld'g., 
Indianapolis, Ind.; h. s, w. cor. Cherry and Lawn 
Aves. (Irvington). 

20. Chas. H., phys.. 200 n. Commerce St., 
Gainesville, Texas; h. 304 n. Commerce St. 

21. Charles M., clerk, 6 Van Pelt Ave., 
Erastina, Staten Island, N. Y. 

22. Chas. W., clerk, bds 349 Dearborn Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

23. Christina, wid Abel, aged 67, died Aug. 
8, 1894. 

24. Dee (c), servant, 106 Monroe St., Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

25. Edmund D., stable boy, G. Kal. ; bds. 
432 E. 12th St., Sioux Falls, S. D. 

26. ^/dtoV/ Z)., clerk, Hackensack, N. J.; h. 
Passaic, n. N. 2d. 

27. Edw'd 0., grain; h. 2740 Lucas Ave., St. 
Louis, Mo. 

28. Elizabeth, h. 30 Pearl St., N. Plainfield, 

29. Elizabeth, wid. Edmund; h. 148 E. 2nd 
St., Plainfield, N. J. 

30. Elizabeth, wid. Wm.; h. 349 Dearborn 
Ave . Chicago, 111. 

3 1. Elsworth, S., teller, Cal. Safe Deposit and 
Trust Co., San Francisco, Cal.; h. 622 Sutter St. 

32. Ezra M., dlr. in cattle; h. 432 E. 12th 
St., Sioux Falls, S. D. 

33. Ezra W., butter and eggs, Shotwell & 
Carver, (Jno. W. Carver), Lohrville, Iowa. 

34. Frank, salesman, h. 1736 N. 29th St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

35. Frank C, engineer, 332 Genesee St., 
Trenton, N. J. (Mail so addressed returned 
from Columbia Station, 1896.) 

36. Frank W., draughtsman; h. 1129 9th 
St., New Orleans, La. 

37. Furman J., clerk; h. 26 Fairview Ave., 
N. Plainfield, N. J. 

38. Oeo., inlayer, Hughes Ave., Bloomfield, 
Staten Island, N. Y. (No such P. 0.) 

39. Geo., clerk, Cincinnati. O.; h. Bellevue, 

40. Geo. H., clerk, 25th St. and Liberty Ave., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. ; h. Wilkinsburg, P. R. R. 

41. George M., policeman, 23 Erastina PL, 
Erastina, Staten Island, N. Y. 

42. George M., liquors, 147 W. 23d St., New 
York City, N. Y. 

43. Geo. W., oysterman, 6 Van Pelt Ave., 
Erastina, Staten Island, N. Y. 

44. Geo. W., upholsterer; h. 132 Fillmore 
St., Nashville, Tenn. 

45. Green, (c.) carp.; h. 41 Rice St., Lex- 
ington, Ky. 

46. Greene, Sr.; h. s. w. c. Couit and Bay- 
miller Sts., Cincinnati, O. 

47. Greene, Jr.; h. s. w. c. Court and Bay- 
miller Sts., Cincinnati, O. 

48. Harvey H., patrolman 1st Precinct; h. 
360 Plymouth Ave., Buffalo, N. Y, 

49. Mrs. Hatiie A.; h. 3109 Columbus Ave., 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

50. Henry, hardwood, bds, 905 5th St., 
Louisville, Ky. 

51. H'y T., com. mer., 74 Washington Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; h. 159 Will'b'y Ave. 

52. Miss Hertha, bds. 432 E. 12th St., Sioux 
Falls, S. D. 

53. Horace J. (Canfield-Shotwell Co.), h. 
3109 Columbus Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 



54. Hugh W., mer., 19 Whitehall Sb., New 
York City,"N. Y.; h. Hempstead, L. I. 

55. Isaac, h. 1508 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, 

56. Isabella, h. 102 W. 89th St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

57. J. B., trav., Whitman & Bm. Co., Kan- 
sas City, Mo. (Mail so addressed returned un- 
claimed, 1896.) 

58. J. E., physician, Asbury Park, N. J.; 
3rd Ave. and B. St., Belmar. 

59. J. Loleo, genl. store, Grapeland, Texas. 

60. J. Tudor, clerk L. & N. R. R. frt. office, 
Cincinnati, O. ; h. Bellevue, Ky. 

61. James, asst. supt. Galv. Rope & Twine 
Factory, Galveston, Texas; h. 3807 Ave. L. 

62. Jas. A., clerk S. E. Olson Co., rms. 508 
2nd Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

63. James B., com. trav.; h. G42 W. 62nd St., 
Chicago, 111. 

64. Jay W.. brakeman M. C. R. R.; h. 1324 
E. Main St., Jackson, Mich. (Removed 1895 
to Los Angeles, Cal. ) 

65. John, h. 851 S. Meridian St., Indianapo- 
lis., Ind. 

66. Johi B., reporter Cinn. Times-Star; h. 
c. 8th and Vine Sts., Cincinnati, O. 

67. John B , physician, 137 W. 49th St., New 
York City, N. Y. 

68. Jno. a, Shotwell & Pitts (H. B. Pitts), 
merchandise and cotton brokers, Marshall, 

69. ' John D., student; h. 2803 Thomas St., 
St. Louis, Mo. 

70. John F. (Douglas & Shotwell); h. Starr 
Ave., e. of Cleveland Ave., Columbue, O. 

71. John H., h. 513 Asbury Ave., Asbury 
Park, N. J. 

72. John H., clerk (A. D. Shotwell & Co.); 
h. 300 Cowardin Ave., Manchester. Va. 

73. John L., moved from Memphis. Tenn. 
to Asbury Park, N. J. 

74. John W., 602 21st St., n. w. Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

75. Joseph, blacksmith; h. 37 Riddle St., 
Covington, Ky. 

76. Joseph D., teller Bowery Savings Bank, 
130 Bowery, New York City; h. 82 Hillside 
Ave., Orange, N. J. 

77. Joseph H., iron worker, h. 1825 Taney 
St.. Philadelphia, Pa. 

78. Joseph M., mgr. The Merchants Ex- 
change Assn. of San Francisco, Merchants Ex- 
change Bldg; h. Ross Valley, Marin Co , Cal. 

79. Julia, h. 76 N. Uth St., Newark, N. J. 

80. Longstreet, engineer, h. 116 N. Elliot 
PL, Brooklyn. N. Y. 

81. Loius, clerk; h. ] 97 Straight St., Pater- 
son, N. J. 

82. Louis B., elk. Glass Blk.. Minneapolis, 
Minn.; h. 3109 Columbus Ave. 

83. Planning, salesman, h. 118 Adelphi St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

84. Mrs. Margt. H., Seattle, Wash.; bds. 
Margin St. n of Hawthorne Ave., Ross. 

85. Marie, actress, h. 250 W. 84th St., New 
York City, N. Y. 

86. Mark, lab.; h. 1510 Gay St., St. Louis, 

87. Mary, wid. B. H., h. 424 Van Baren St., 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

88. Mrs. Mary A., prop. Shotwell Hotel, 
Lufkin, Texas, 

89. McClery J., works local frt. So. Ry., 
Knoxville, Tenn.; h. 433 Depot St., w. 

90. Mary E. ^.,_wid. Geo. H., h. 40 Law- 
rence St., Cincinnati, O. 

91. Melandhon S., draftsman; h. Front 
St. c. Clinton Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 

92. Miss Mollie, printer; b. 349 Dearborn 
Ave., Chicago, 111 

93. Nancy, wid.; h. cor. Wayne and Mc- 
Donald Sts., Lima, O. 

94. Norman E., piano tuner; h. 573 Spring- 
dale Ave., E. Orange, N. J. 

95. P. Norihrup, salesman, Hackensack, N. 
J.; h. Passaic n., N. 2nd. 

96. Randolph, oysterman, Washington Ave., 
Summerville, Staten Island, N. Y. 

97. Reuben H., Sec. Board of Police Com- 
missioners, Four Courts; h. 2740 Lucas Ave., 
St. Louis, Mo. 

98. Reuben H., flour mill, W'port Ave., c. 
Mill St., Kansas City, Mo.; h. W'port Ave., c. 

99. Robert, stable foreman; h. 1917 McAllis- 
ter St., San Francisco, Cal. 

100. Samuel H., imptr. French kid gloves, 
glovers material, dealer in domestic kid gloves, 
salted fleshers, etc., 55 S. Main St , Gloversville, 
N. Y.; h. 149 S. Main St. 

101. Sanford, (c ), lab.; h. 470 Market St., 
Lexington, Ky. 

102. Mrs. Sarah, h. 76 11th St., Newark, 
N. J. 

103. Sarah, wid. Geo. H., 1129 9th St., New 
Orleans, La. 

104. Sarah, wid. Jobe; h. 824 N. Adams St., 
Peoria, 111. 

105. Sarah R., wid. Robert; h. 75 Schenec- 
tady Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

106. Seymour, salesman; h. 742 Tehama St., 
San Francisco, Cal. 

107. Stuart B., Jr., Vice Pres. and Treas. 
Graves & Vinton Co.; h. 509 Holly Ave., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

108. Theo., b'keeper; h. 706 President St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

109. Theo., Shotwell, Sprague & Dibble, (A. 
H. Sprague, F. D. Dibble,) gen. agts. Manhat- 
tan Life Ins. Co., 400 Kasota bldg., Minneapolis, 
Minn.; h. 902, s. e. 7th St. 

110. Theo. B, carpenter, Richmond Ave., 
Graniteville, Staten Island, N. Y. 

111. Thomas, laborer; h. 349 Linden St.. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Bathsheba (Poun 
lin*, John ■', John • 
jel and Sarah Lur 



112. Thos. C, reporter Cinn. Times-Star; h. 
308 Race St., Cincinnati, O. 

113. Thos. D., real estate, 905 Walnut St., 
Philadelphia, Pa.; h. Verbena Ave., Oak La 

114. Thos. J., fireman H. E. <fe W. T. Ry., 
Houston. Texas. 

115. Thos. M., 1150 N. QuincySt., Topeka, 

116. Townsend W., real estate. 2259 7th 
Ave., New York City, N. Y.; h. 21 E. 129th St. 

117. Triimhull IS., horse dlv.; bds Transit 
House, Chicago, 111. 

118. W. E., butter and eggs, Shotwell & 
Davis, (J. T. Davis) Perry, Iowa. 

119. Wallace, porter, 11 Elsie PI., Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

120. Walter E., tobacco, 41 Broad St., New 
York; h. 977 Laf. Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

121. Walter L., salesman; h. 20 Eagles St., 
Newark, N. J. 

122. W'rn,, porter; h. 237 9th St., Cincinnati, O. 

123. Wm. B., h. 89 Bedford St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

124. Wm. B., salesman, 33 Bond Port, Rich- 
mond, Staten Island, N. Y. 

125. Wm. E., physician, 3403 Lafayette St., 
Denver, Col. 

126. Wm. E., yardman, Fullerton Lumber 
Co., Sioux Falls, S. D.; h. 9th St., w. of Western 

127. Wm. J., genl. agt. Denver & Rio 
Grande R. R. Co., 203 Front St., San Francisco, 
Cal.; h. Occidental Hotel. 

128. Wm. J., retired, 101 Grove St., East 
Orange, N. J. 

129. W7n. M., ins. agt.; h. 101 Grove St., E. 
Orange, N. J. 

130. Wm. P., asst. y'dmaster L. S. & M. S.; 
h. 847 Clinton St., Buffalo, N. Y. 

131. Wm. P., Jr., yard brakeman; h. 847 
Clinton St., Buffalo, N. Y. 

132. Wm. W., supt. Crown Financial Co., 
St. Paul, Minn.; h. 905 s. e. 5th St., Minneapo- 
lis, Minn. 

133. Zack, (c), drayman; h. 40 Kinkead, 
Lexington, Ky. 






Benjamin Shotwell — 

1 saddle, 1 cow £8 10 

2 cows, 1 mare, 1 hog, bed and 
beddine, platfs and basins 30 5 

2 calves, 2 cattle 8 10 

Abraham Shotwell — 

1 pair oxen 25 

1 looking glass and cow 10 

1 beast 3 

1 beast 2 16 

Isaiah Shotwell— 

3 cows, 3 heifers, 1 steer, 2 
calves 36 10 

^ ton hay 2 

William Shotwell— 

1 wagon 17 00 

2 cows, saddle, andirons, basins, 
plates 12 7 

1 barrel cider spirits 11 

5 sheep, 4 lambs 5 

Hay 7 


Isaac Shotwell — 

Bed, bedding and clothing.... £16 

Looking glass, and andirons 5 10 

Iron, axe, bible 8 12 

Joseph Shotwell — 

Feather bed, bolster, pillows, 

blankets, quilts, sheets 28 

2 tables, plates, 8 chairs, 2 brass 

kettles, tea kettle 12 2 

John Shotwell — 

2 mahogany tables 7 15 

Mahogany nest of drawers 12 

2 looking glasses 8 00 

Chairs 5 12 

Household furniture 21 6 

Kettles, pots, shovels, plates.-- 10 9 

3 feather beds, sheets 20 

Joseph Shotwell— 

1 mahogany table, 2 mahogany 

chairs 7 10 

2 walnut tables, 18 chairs 13 11 



Josepli Shot well— Co?i/mi(ed. 

1 desk and bookcase 


2117 6 

James Shotwell-^- 

Feather bed, bedstead, trunk, 

£8 6 

Jacob Shotwell- 

One iron pot, pewter basin 

Harness and saddle 

Andirons, kettles, shovels, tongs, 
dishes, plates 

17 9 

Note.— The valuation of the articles meotioned in the foregoins list was evidently expressed iu a depreciated 
currency; but the hardship occasioned by the distraining and sale of such wares at a heavy sacrifice, was certainly 
sufficient to attest the sincerity of their profession of conscientious scruples against abetting military operations. 
Few reputable citizens would bid for the goods of their Quaker neighbors; and the latter did not feel free to redeem 
their own. Some of them had similarly suffered during the French War twenty years before for refusing to bear 
arms for Great Britain; they now suffered for refusing to fight or encourage others to fight against Great Britain. 
For belligerent Shotwells in that day, see pages 169 and 177.— A. M. S. 








Note. — The data here presented include marriages consummated in a manner contrary to the discipline of 
Friends, which required that the contracting parties should lay their intentions of marriage before two successive 
monthly meetings and secure the approbation of the Society, after which they were at liberty to marry themselves 
in a public meeting of Friends appointed for that purpose under the care of a special committee, who reported the 
" orderly " accomplishment of the same to the next monthly meeting. Copies of the certificates were 
usually preserved by the Society; and, so far as practicable, these transcripts have been consulted. In other cases, 
only approximate dates are given, the marriages having occurred between two successive monthly^ meetings of the 
dates specified. A few dates of births of Shotwells not elsewhere correctly entered in this volume, and a few Shot- 
well marriages of later date than T78.5, are also given. For explanation of abbreviations, see page IV ante. 

Allen, Joseph W., of New York, s. of Joseph I 
and Elizabeth, of Monmouth Co., N. J., m. at | 
Rahway, 12-26, 1822, to Harriet Shotwell, dau. ! 
oE Peter and Phebe, of Middlesex Co., N. J. 

Allen, Trustam, given certificate of member- 
ship and clearness 8-16, 1718, about to go to 
New England. 

Ailing [Allen], Samuel, m. between 2-20 and 
3-18, 1732, Martha Shotwell, notwithstanding 
Sarah Bunn's opposition. 

Ashton, Joseph, 1. 1. 7-20, 1711, to m. Mary , 
Fitz Randolph. 

^^fci'n.son, Jno., with consent of -his mother, 
Anna Gosney, tn. between 12-15, 1727-8 and | 
1-21, 1727-8, to Susanna Haddon. 

Bellangee, Aaron, of Woodbridge, s. of Thos. ; 
and Margaret, m. at Rahway, 3-3, 1825, to Mar- j 
garet Shotwell, dau. of Henry and Sarah, of i 
Woodbridge, N, J. 

Bethell, Wm., given certificate of clearness 
from Amboy. (N. J.) m. m., 7-14, 1687, to m. a 
woman at Philadelphia. 

Bloodgood, Abraham, m. before 4-16, 1761, to 
one not a Friend, contrary to discipline; dis- 
owned by W. R. & P. M. M., 7-16, 1761. 

Bloodgood, Wm., m. between 1-16, 1726-7. 
and 2-20, 1727. to Mary Gach. 

Bonnell, Jacob, m. between 11-24 and 12-18, 
1760, to Mary Schooley. 

Brooke. Chas., of Woodbridge, N. J., m. at 
Rahway, N. J., 8-28, 1788. to Ame Shotwell, of 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

Brotherton, Henry, of Woodbridge, m. 6-25, 
1713, at Woodbridge, Ann Shotwell, spinster of 
Richmond Co., N. Y. He was appointed Clerk 
of Woodbridge M. M. 12-17, 1714-15. 

Brotherton, Henry, m. between 8-20 and 9-28, 
1752, to Masse Schooley. 



Brotherion, J ameB, m. between 6-20 and 7-18. 
1754, to Alice Schooley. 

Burling, Thos., of New York City, with cer- 
tificate of clearness from New Town (L. I.) M. 
M., Eahway, N. J., 5-8, 1771, to Sarah 
Shotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J. 

Carrill, James, member of Mendham Prepar- 
ative Meeting, m. befoie 12-18, 1760, without 
unity of Friends; made acknowledymeut to W. 
E. & P.M. M., 1-15, 1761. 

Caster [Kester] Samuel, with certificate of 
clearness from Kingwood M. M., m. between 
9-21 and 10-19, 1758, to Susannah Webster. 

Chambers, Wm., 1. 1. 8-15, 1719, to m. Sarah 

Clark, Jno., of Mendham Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 4-19, 1780, without unity of 
Friends; made acknowledgment to E. & P. M. 
M., 8-16, 1780. 

Clark, Thos., of Mendham Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 4-19, 1780, without unity of 
Friends; made acknowledgment to E. & P. M. 
M., 8-16, 1780. 

Clarkson, James, m. (1) before , 1740, 

without unity of Friends; he m. (2) before 1-21, 
1744-5; again without the unity of Friends, and 
within two or three months after death of former 
wife; disowned 1-21, 1744-5. by Woodbridge 

Cfick. Jas., given certificate of clearness from 
W. E. & P. M. M., 6-19, 1761, to Westbury M. 
M.; m. Dorothy [Cock, of Hezekiah. ] 

Cohn, Peter, of Eshway, s. of Nicholas and 
Judith, m. at Eahway, 11-26, 1818, to Ann Shot- 
well, dau. of Henry and Sarah, of Woodbridge 
Tp., N. J. 

Copcland, Cowperthwait, m. 2-26, 1750, to 
Susannah Atkinson. 

Copland, Cowperthwaite, m. 4-1, 1772, to 
Margaret Flatt. 

Cowperthwaite, John, of Mendham Prepar- 
ative Meeting, m. before 10-19, 1774. without 
unity of Friends; disowned 11-16, 1774. 

[Craifi, John, m. iu Pres. ch , New York City, 
1-8, 1789, Hester Shotwell.] 

Crane, Elizabeth, made acknowledgment to 
E. & P. M. M, 11-16, 1774, for having m. with- 
out unity of Friends. 

Dell. Eaudolph, with parents' consent, m. be- 
tween 2-17 and 8-17, 1768, to Anna (or Ann) 

Dell, Eichard, m. between 2-21 and 4-18, 
1754, to Elizabeth Schooley. 

Dell, Eichard, Jr., of Hanover, N. J., m. at 
Plainfield, 11-21, 1792, to Eachel Shotwell, of 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

Dorland, Philip, of Lenox Co., Upper Can- 
ada, s. of Samuel and Ann, m. at Eahway, 1-28, 
1808, Lydia Shotwell, of Elizabeth, N. J., dau. 
of Benj. and Amy. 

Fitz Randolph, Catherine, disowned by W. 
E. & P. M. M., 2-15, 1764, for having been m. 
to Shaver, by a priest. 

Filz Randolph, Edward, Jr., given cert, of cl. 
from Woodbridge M. M., 7-26, 1784, to Flush- 
ing M. M.; [m. 8-3. 1734, Phebe Jackson]. / 

Fitz Randolph, Edward, m. between 11-12, 
and 12-18, 1 782, to Mary Webster. 

Fitz Randolph, Experience, m. before 4-.., 

1717, to Moores, without the unity 

of Friends and without consent of parents. 

Fitz Randolph, Hartshorn, m. before 11-15, 

1746-7, [to Euth ,] without the 

unity of Friends; made acknowledgment to 
Woodbridge M. M., 1-17, 1746-7. 

Fitz Randolph, Jas., disowned by W. E. & P. 
M. M., 1-15, 1761, for having m. without unity 
of Friends. 

Fitz Randolph, Jno., of Woodbridge, N. J., 
m. at Eahway, 7-25, 1798, to Mary King, of 
Elizabethtowu, [dau. of Nathan], f- 1^ 

Fitz Randolph, Joseph, was at sea at time of 
Woodbridge M. M. 8-20, 1731, but m. between 
3-27 and 4-17, 1781, to Elizabeth Kinsey. 

Fitz Randolph, Mary, disowned by W. E. & 
P. M. M., 7-18, 1764, for having married her 
Ist cousin. 

Fitz Randolph, Nathaniel, Jr.. m. before 4-21, 
1739, contrary to Friends' discipline; made 
acknowledgment 4-21, 1739. 

Fitz Randolph, Nathaniel, [of Woodbridge], 
m. [8-22], 1745, to Mary Shotwell, [of Wood- 
bridge, N. J.]. 

Fitz Randolph, Eichard, given certificate of 
clearness fiom Woodbridge M. M. 6-28,1785, 
to Shrewsbury M. M.; [m. Elizabeth ]. 

Fitz Randolph, Eobert, m. before 12-20, 
1788-40, to his cousin Catherine Taylor, without 
the unity of Friends. 

Fitz Randolph, Eobert, Jr., disowned by W. 
E. & P. M. M,, 1-15, 1761, for having m. his Ist 
cousin; reinstated 8-20, 1766. 

Fitz Randolph, Eobert, m. before 9-17, 1766, 
contrary to discipline; disowned 11-19, 1766. 

Fitz Randolph, Eobert. m. (2) before 4-20, 
1768, without unity of Friends, 2ad time, for 
which disowned by W. E. & P. M. M.,5-18, 1768. 

Fitz Randolph, Samuel, Jr., m. between 9-20 
and 10-18, 1729, Johannah Kinsey. 

Fitz Randolph, Samuel, Jr., given certificate 
of clearness from Woodbridge M. M., -5-17, 1758, 
to Nansemond M M., in Va.; another certificate 
of clearness given him 11-19, 1756. 

Fitz Randolph, Taylor, of Plainfield Prepar- 
ative Meeting, m. before 1-16, 1783, to Mary 

, without unity of Friends; both 

disowned by E. & P. M. M., 3-20, 1788. 

FUz Randolph, Thos., m. 11-28, 1763, to 
Abigail Vail. 

Forrester, [Forster], Miles, 1. 1. at Amboy, 
N. J., 12-9, 16S6-7, to m. Eebecca Laury 
[Lawrie]; had dau. Mary. b. 8-18, 1687. 

Gach, Thos., 1. 1. 6-17, 1721, to m. Elizabeth 

Grenary, Thos., given certificate of clearness 
4-18, 1719. 



Griffith, Benj., 1. 1. 8-21, 1708, to m. Mary 
Hooper, who had one or more children by a 
former husband who had departed from her 14 
years before and had not been heard from since. 

Griffith, Jno., having certificate of clearness 
from Middletown M. M., in Bucks Co., Pa., 1. 1. 
8-20, 1709, to m. Elizabeth Gach, (or Gauge,) a 
widow, who had children by former husband. 

Haddon, Thos., m. between 1-16, 1726-7 and 
2-20, 1727, to Margaret Fitz Kandolph. 

Hallet, Israel, of Queens Co., L. I., with cer- 
tificate of clearness from Flushing M. M., m. at 
Kahway, N. J., 11-21, 1765, Naomy Shotwell, of 
Elizabeth, N. J., [dau. of Abraham*]. 

Hallet, Thomas, of Queens Co., L. I., with 
certificate of clearness from Flushing M. M., m. 
at Eahway, N. J., 9-22, 1763, Phebe Shotwell, 
of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Hampton, Abner, m. between 1-15, 1743-4, 
and 2-19, 1744, Kachael Webster. 

Hampton, Wm., of Elizabeth, N. J., member 
of W. E. & P. M. M.. by certificate of clearness 
from Chesterfield M. M., m. at Rahway, N. J., 
9-28, 1768, to Sarah Shotwell, of Elizabeth, 
N. J. 

Hance, Isaac, with certificate of clearness 
from Shrewsbury M. M., m. between 10-21 and 
11-18, 1772, to Catherine Miller, with their par- 
ents' consent. 

Hance, Jno., m. between 12-17, 1777, and 
1-21, 1778, Elizabeth Miller, with consent of 
their parents. 

Harned, Jonathan, Jr., with fathers' appro- 
bation, m. 7-23, 1766, to Sarah Laing. 

Harned, Jonathan, m. 3-24, 1768, Judah 

Harned, Nathaniel, m. between 4-17 and 5-15, 
1742, to Annah Closson. 

Harned, Nathaniel, 1. 1. 5-18. 1751, to m. Up- 
ham Alwood. 

Haydock, James, with certificate of clearness 
from Flushing M. M., m. between 3-18 and 
4-15, 1756, to Elizabeth Thorn. 

Haydock, Jas., given certificate of clearness 
from W. R. & P. M. M., 1-16, 1765, to Shrews- 
bury M. M., to m. Phebe Tilton. 

Haydock, James, Jr., given certificate of 
clearness from R. & P. M. M., 6-15, 1785, to N. 
Y. M. M. 

Haydock Jno., member of W. E. & P. M. M., 
12-18, 1765, by certificate from Flushing M. M., 
m. at Rahway, N. J., 4r-23, 1766, to Mary Shot- 
well, of Rahway, dau. of Joseph. 

Heady, Ephraim, with his father's consent, 1. 
1. 3-21, 1724, tom. Susannah Fitz Randolph. 

Heborn, John, 1. 1. 1-21, 1733-4, to m. Sarah 
Laing, [of John and Elizabeth (Shotwell) 

Heborn, John, m. before 3-18, 1756, without 
unity of Friends; disowned 3-18 1756. 

Heddon, Thos., of Woodbridge, m. before 
8-18, 1750, without the unity of Friends; dis- 
owned by Woodbridge M. M., 8-18, 1750. 

Hedger, Eliakim, given certificate of clearness 
to CrosBwick's M. M. 3-21, 1730. 

Hedger, Jno., with certificate of clearness 
from Chesterfield M. M. and parents' consent, 
m. 2-27, 1765, Mary Fitz Randolph. 

Hedqer, Samuel, with father's consent, m. be- 
tween 10-21 and 11-18, 1762, to Mary Vail. 

Hicks, Samuel, of Westbury, N. Y., s. of Benj. 
and Phebe, m. at Rahway, 2-20, 1794, to Amy 
(Shotwell) Brook, of Rahway, wid. of Charles. 

Hunt, Marmaduke, with certificate from Ma- 
maroneck M. M. and his mother's consent, m. 
7-17, 1761, Elizabeth Marsh. 

Hunt, Solomon, witli certificate of clearness, 
m. between 2-17 and 3-15, 1729, to Katherine 

Hunt, Solomon, given certificate of clearness 
from W. R. & P. M. M., 10-25, 1764, to the Falls 
M. M. in Pa., to m. wid. Mary Palmer. 

Jelf, Catherine, made acknowledgment to R. 
& P. M, M., 1-16, 1783, for having been m. "be- 
fore a hireling priest." 

Kinsey, Benjamin, m. before 12-20, 1739-40, 
without the unity of Friends. 

Kiiisy. Edward, brought certificate from New- 
ark, in Newcastle Co., Pa., 1. 1. 8-21, 1708, to m. 
Sarah Ogborn. 

Kinsey, Jno., Jr., given certificate of clearness 
to Philadelphia M. M., in 5 mo., 1725. 

Kinsey, Jonathan, m. before 6-17, 1739, with- 
out the unity of Friends; made acknowledgment 
to Woodbridge M. M., 6-17, 1739. 

Kinsey, Mutry, m. 1-26, 1764 to Sarah Fitz 

Kirkbridge, Stacy, with certificate of clear- 
ness from Falls (Bucks Co., Pa.,) M. M., m. be- 
tween 4-19 and 5-17, 1753, to Frances Smith. 

Laing, David, m. between 9-19 and 10-17, 
1741, to Mary Thorn. 

Laing, David, of Piscataway, [s. of David], m. 
at Plainfield, 10-25, 1786, to Sarah Shotwell, of 
Piscataway, N. J. 

Laing, David, m. at Plainfield, 7-23, 1794, 
Mary Thorn. 

Laing, Elizabeth, made acknowledgment to 
W. R. & P. M. M., 3-20, 1760, for having m. 
contrary to discipline. 

Laing, Isaac, m. before 2-16, 1747, without 
unity of Friends; disowned by Woodbridge M. 
M. 2-1(5, 1747. 

Laiiiq, Isaac, Jr., m. between 7-18 and 8-21, 
1782, Rachel Moore. 

iMing, Isaac, m. at Rahway, N. J., 2-28. 1788, 
to Grace Moore, both of Middlesex Co., N. J. 

Laing, Isaac, Jr., m. at Rahway, N. J., 5-22, 
1788, to Katherine Kinsey, both of Woodbridge. 

Laing, Jacob, m. before 2-21, 1748, without 
unity of friends; restored to membership in 
Woodbridge M. M., 10-21, 1749. 

Lainij, Jacob, m. between 12-15, and 1-15, 
1749-50, to Ann (or Anna) Cophng [Copland?]. 

Laing, Jacob, given certificate of clearness 
from W. R. & P. M. M., 2-22. 1769, to .._.M. M. 



Lnivg, Jacob, of Piscataway, m. at Plainfield, 
N. J , 5-24. 1780. to Rachel Shotwel), of Eliza- 
beth, N. J. 

Laing, John, Jr., of Piscataway, N. J., 1680 ± 
—1728. 8. of John' and Margaret, of Middlesex 

Co., N. J., m. at Woodridg--, N. J.. of 9 

mo. (Nov.), 1705, Elizabeth' Shotwell. dau. of 
John^ and Elizabeth (Burton) Sbotwell, [of 
Abraham'], and had -.—(L) Sarah, b. 9-16, 1706. 
(2.) Elizabeth, b. 10-10, 1707; "present Eliza- 
beth Shotwell his wife's mother." (3.) John, 
b. 2-28, 1709; "present Elizabeth Shotwell and 
her dau. Sarah." (4.) Margaret, b. 9-9, 1710 
(5. ) Ann, b. 1-7, 1712. [See also pp. 125, 127. ] 

Laing, John, m. between 3-21 and 4-18, 1741 , 
to Sarah Smith. 

La>ng, Jno., m. between 5-17 and 6-21, 1759, 
to Elizabeth Webster. 

Lamg. Jno., m. before 1-16, 1765, his former 
wife's first cousin [ Hannah ? ,] with- 
out unity of Friends; reinstated 11-15, 1769, in 
W. R. & P. M. M. 

Laing, Jno., s. of David and Mary, m. 10-28, 
1767, Susannah Webster. 

Laing, John, of Middlesex Co., N. J., m. at 
Rahway, 4-28, 18C3, Anne Shotwell, of Essex 
Co. , N. J. 

Laing, Joseph, with mother's consent, m. 
8-26, 1'.84, to Sarah Marsh. 

jLai«(/, Joseph, of Piscataway,m. at Plaiufielil, 
7-23, 1795, to Anna Wt-bster, of Essex Co., N. J. 

Laing, Samuel, m. between 1-16, 1737-8. and 
2-20, 1738, Elizabeth Smith. 

Laing, Thos., member of R. &. P. M. M., 
5-17, 1781, by request; m. between 5-17 and 
6-20, 1781. Martha Webster. 

Laing, Thos., of W^oodbridge, m. at Plainfield, 
1-23, 1793, to Mary Shotwell, of Essex Co., N. J. 

Latham, Thos., m. 4r-23, 1766, to Miriam 

Liken, Michael, with his father's consent, m. 
at Woodbridge, N. J. 8-20, 1743, Sarah 

Liken, Michael, m. before 11-16, 1758, with- 
out unity of Friends; disowned by W. R. & P. 
M. M.. 12-21, 1758. 

Likfn, Rebecca, disowned by R. <fe P. M. M., 
3-21. 1782, for ha vingm Mills, with- 
out unity of Friends. 

Liken, Wm.. m. before 10-19. 1774, contrary 
to discipline. 

Ludlam, Elizabeth, made acknowledgment to 
R. & P. M. M., 10-19, 1774, for having m. with- 
out unity of Friends. 

Lues, [Lewis?], Thos., I. 1. 8-20, 1748, to m, 
Elizabeth Hedger, with her father's consent. 

Luf barrow (or Loofbourrow), John, declared 
intention of marriage with Gartrand Holland at 
Amboy M. M. 9-9, 16»7. 

Lundy, Jacob, Jr., with certificate of clear- 
ness from Kingwood M. M. and parents consent, 
m. 9-25, 1783, to [wid.] Sarah [Shotwell] Hamp- 

Lundy. Joseph, of Hardwick, N. J., m. at 
Rahway, 4-26, 1787, to Elizabeth Shotwell, of 
Elizabeth, N. J., [parents of Benjamin Lundy, 
the philanthropist]. 

Marsh, Benj., given certificate of clearness 

from R. & P. M. M., 10-16, 1782, to 

M. M. 

Marsh, Elias, m. before 7-20, 1774, without 
unity of Friends; disowned by R. & P. M. M , 
8-17, 1774. 

Marsh, James, of Elizabethtown, m. at Rah- 
way, 5-24, 1792, Margaret Elston, of Wood- 
bridge, N . J. 

Marsh, Jno., m. between 6-19 and 7-18, 1782, 
Sarah Fitz Randolph. 

Marsh, Jno., m. at Rahway, N. J., 8-26, 17H9, 
to Phebe Allen, both of AVoodbridge, N. J. 

Marsh, Joseph, of Woodbridge, m. at Wood- 
bridge 6-22, 1750, Martha Webster, of Eliza- 
bethtown, N. J. 

Marsh, Joseph, of Rahway, m. (2) before 
6-21, 1759, without unity of Friends, soon after 
death of former wife; made acknowledgment to 
W. R. & P. M. M., 11-15, 1759. 

Marsh, Joseph, m. between 11-21 and 12-19, 
1770, to Mary Copeland, with their parents con- 

Marsh, Joseph, of Rahway Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 11-17, 1773, to Mary . 

without unity of Friends; he was disowned by 
R. & P. M. M., 12-15, 1773; wife disowned 1-19, 

Marsh, Mordecai, of Rahway, member of R. 
& P. M. M., 6-17, 1778, with two children, by 
request, m. (2) at Rahway, 10-29, 1778, to Mary 
Shotwell, of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Marsh, Peter, disowned by Woodbridge M. 
M., 1-19, 1758, for having m. without unity of 

ilfars^, Samuel, of Woodbridge, m in Borough 
of Elizabeth, N. J., 12-17, 1743-4, Mary Shot 
well, of the Borough of Elizabeth. 

Marsh, Samuel, m. between 6-21 and 7-20, 
1780, Zipporah Fitz Randolph. 

Marsh, Wm., Jr., m. before 8-16, 1775, by a 
justice of the peace; disowned 11-15, 1775. 

Marsh, Wm., m. between 11-15 and 12-20, 
1753, to Sarah Webster. 

3farsh, Wm., m. between 2-16 and 3 16, 1780, 
Sarah Horton, who was received by R. & P. M. 
M., 2-16, 1780, by certificate from Harrison's 

Marshall, Christopher, Jr., of Philadelphia, 
s. of Benjamin and Sarah, m. at Rahway, N. J., 
12-27, 1804, Phebe Shotwell. Jr., dau. of John 
and Margaret, of Rahway, N. J. 

Miller, Adam, 1. 1. 8-16, 174(), to m. Mary 

Miller, Robert, m. 5-29, 1778, to Catherine 
Fitz Randolph. 

Moore, Benj., m. between 1-2 L, 1727-8 and 
2-18, 1728, to Elizabeth Shotwell, with consent 
of their parents. 



Moore, Enoch, m. between 6-21 and 7-18, 
1735, Grace Brothertou. 

Moore, Enoch, m. before 7-20, 1768, without 
the unity of Friends; disowned by W. K. & P. 
M. M.. 8 17. 1763. 

Moore, Eaoch, made acknowledgment to R. & 
P. M. M., 3-18, 1779, for having m. without 
unity of Friends. 

Moore, Grace, dau. of Enoch, deceased, m. 

before 2-18, 1762, to Duany, by a 

priest, contrary to her mother's advice, for 
which disowned by W. E. & P. M. M., 2-18, 

Moore, Henry, of Westfield, N. J., s. of Enoch 
and Grace, m. at Rahway, 9-22, 1803, to Phebe 
Shotwell. of Woodbridge, N. J. 

Moore, James, of E ah way, m. before 1-19, 
1774, [contrary to discipline]. 

Moore, James, of Eahway Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 12-21, 1774, contrary to discipline, 
disowned, 2-15, 1775. 

Moore. James, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., s. of 
John and Eleanor, m. at Eahway, 5-5, 1825, to 
Hannah Murray Shotwell, dau. of Henry and 
Sarah, of Woodbridge, N. J. 

Moore, Jno., m. before 7-20, 1774, to his first 

cousin Hannah , without unity of 

Friends; disowned by E & P. M. M., 8-17, 1774. 

Moore, Jno., with certificate of clearness from 
Kingwood, M. M. a^^d parents consent, m. be- 
tween 3-20 and 4-16, 1783, Hannah Copland. 

Moore, Samuel, m. before 9-16, 1772, without 
unity of Friends; disowned by E. & P. M. M., 
11-18, 1772. 

Moore, Samuel, Jr., of Falmouth, Barnstable 
Co., Mass., s. of Samuel and Eachel, m. at Eah- 
way, 9-28, 1815, to El.zabeth L Shotwell, dau. 
of William and Elizabeth, of Eahway, N. J. 

Moore, Thos., of Eahway Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 12-20, 1775, without unity of 
Friends: disowned 1-17, 1776 

Morris, Joseph, m. before 4-15, 1772, contrary 
to discipline; disowned 5-20, 1772. 

Morriss. Wm , m. between 10-18, 1746, and 
12-19, 1746-7, Susannah Thorn. 

Morrot, [Merriot?], Thomas, m. between 
7-20 and 8-18, 1739, Sarah Smith. 

Parker, George, of Shrewsbury, m. between 
12-20 and 1-20, 1734-5, Elizabeth Laing, [of 
John and Elizabeth (Shotwell) Laing.] 

Parker, Geo., Jr., m. 4-28, 1763, to Mathe 

Pound, Benj., m. 2-23, 1763, to Elizabeth 

Found, David, m. at Plainfield, N. J., 10-27, 
1790, to Mary Shotwell, both of Piscataway, N. J. 

Pound, Elijah, m. between 1-15 and 2-18, 
178 », Isabel Sharp. 

Pound, Samuel, m. 8-26, 1772, to Catherine 

Pound, Zachariah, member of W. E. & P. M. 
M., by request, 11-24, 1760, m. between 1-15 
and 2-19, 1761, to Elizabeth Smith. 

Robinson, Elizabeth, given certificate of clear- 
ness from Woodbridge M. M. 1-17, 1708-9. 

Robinson, Mary, m. before 9-19, 1716, from 
among Friends. 

Robinson, Wm., m. before 10-18, 1712. "By ye 
Priest," contrary to discipline; disowned 6-19, 

Schooley, Isaic, of Mendham P. Meeting, m. 
before 6-15, 1763, contrary to discipline; dis- 
owned 9-21, 1763, by W. E. & P. M. M. 

Schooley, Eichard, s. of Wm., given certificate 
of clearness from Woodbridge M. M., 8-18, 
1750, to Chesterfield M. M. 

Schooley, Eobert, m. between 8-15 and 9-19, 
1747, to Elizabeth Young. 

Schoolcij, Wm., Jr., m. between 11-24 and 
12-18, 1760, to Elizabeth Dell. 

Shoemaker, Abraham, of New York City, m. 
Rt Eahway, 10-3, 1793, to Margaret Laing, of 

Shoiwell, Abel, of Woodbrids^e,s. of Isaiah and 
Constant, of Essex Co., N. J., m. at Plainfield, 
6-6, 1810, Elizabeth Vail, of Somerset Co., N. J., 
dau. of Abraham and Margaret. 

Shotwell, Abraham, given certificate of clear- 
ness 9-23, 1712, to m. [Elizabeth Cowper- 

Shotwell, Abraham, given certificate of clear- 
ness from Woodbridge M. M., 8-21, 1742, to 
Flushing M. M., [m. Mary Potts]. 

Shotwell, Abraham, [of Piscataway?] m. be- 
tween 11-18 and 12-15, 1749-50, to Mary Hamp- 

Shotwell, Abraham, of Woodbridge, m. at 
Woodbridge, N. J., 12-28, 1750-1, to Mary 
Jackson, of Woodbridge. 

Shotwell, Abraham, of Woodbridge Prepar- 
ative Meeting, given certificate of clearness from 
W. E. & P. M.'M., 9-16, 1767, to Flushing M. 
M., to m. Lydia Hallet. 

Shotwell, Alexander, s. of Nathan and Sarah, 
of Woodbridge, m. at Eahway, 5-5, 1825, to 
Eliza Smith, dau. of Wm. and Jane, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. 

Shotwell, Ann, dau. of Henry and Sarah, b. 
11-2, 1787. 

Shotwell, Benjamin, given certificate of clear- 
ness from Woodbridge M. M., 7-18, 1746, to 
Flushing M. M.; [m. Ame Hallett, dau. of 
Eichard' of Newtown]. 

Shotwell, Benj., s. of Benj. and Amey, b. 4-21, 

Shotioell, Benj., Jr., of Borough of Elizabeth, 
N. J., m. at Plainfield, 1-24, 1781, Bersheba 
Pound, of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Shotwell, Daniel, requests certificate of clear- 
ness from Woodbridge M. M., 1-21, 1733-4, to 
Shrewsbury M. M. 

Shotwell, Daniel, of Woodbridge, m. at Plain- 
field, N. J., 1-24, 1753, to Deborah Shotwell, of 



Shotwell, Daniel, of Woodbridge, m. at Kah- 
way, 10-25, 1787, to Margaret Alstone, of Wood- 

Shoiwelh David, of Borough of Elizabeth, m. 
at Mendham, 6-24, 1779, Elizabeth Fitz Ran- 
dolph, of Morris Co., N. J., with her father's 

Shotwell, Eden, s. of Jacob and Elliner, b. at 
Woodbridge, N. J., 4-7, 1751. 

Shotivell, Elizabeth, made acknowledgment 
to R. & P. M. M., 10-20. 1784, for having m. 
Marsh, contrary to discipline. 

Hhniivell. Harvey, of New York. s. of Wm. 
and Elizabeth, of Essex Co., N. J., m. at Rah- 
way, 12-25, 1823, to Louisa Shotwell, of Middle- 
sex Co., N. J., dau. of Nathan and Sarah. 

Shotwell. Hugh, m. before 2-18, 1784, [m. 
Feb. 23, 1783, to Rosetta Arrison,] without 
unity of Friends, for which disowned by R. & 
P. M. M., 5-20, 1784. 

Shotwell, Isaac, of Woodbridge, N. J., m. at 
Rahway, N. J., 11-28, 1770, to Hannah Shot- 
well, of Woodbridge, N. J., with their parents' 

Shotwell, Isaac, m. at Rahway, 11-24, 1791, to 
Catherine Moore, both of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Shotwell, Isaiah, s. of Jno. and Grace, b. 
11-24, 1749. 

Shotwell, Isaiah, given certificate of clearness 
from R. & P. M. M., 1-15, 1772, to Shrewsbury 
M. M., to m. Constant Lippincott; [m. 6-27, 

Shotwell, Jacob, given certificate of clearness 
from Woodbridge M. M., 10-18, 1746, to Flush- 
ing (L. I.) M. M.; [m. 11-10, 1746, Eleanor 
Hay dock]. 

Shotwell, Jacob. Jr., m. before 6-20, 1754, 
without unity of Friends; made acknowledg- 
ment 10-17, 1754. 

Shotwell, Jacob, Jr., m. before 4-19, 1758, 
without unity of Friends, second time, for which 
disowned by Woodbridge M. M., 7-20, 1758. 

Shotwell, Jacob, given certificate of clearness 
from W. R. & P. M, M., 8-20, 1706, to Shrews- 
bury M. M., to m. Catherine Tilton. 

Shotivell. Jacob, Jr., of Elizabeth. N. J., m. at 
Plain field, N. J., 3-22. 1769, to Barsheba Pound, 
of Piscataway. N. J. 

Shotwell, James, of Borough of Elizabeth, m. 
at Rahway. N. J., 5-27, 1772, to Ann Moore, of 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

Shotwell, Jediah, of Westfield, Tp.. N. J., m. 
at Plainfield. 6-22, 1796, to Anna Pound, of 
Piscataway, [dau. of Samuel]. 

Shotwell. Jeremiah, disowned by N. Y. M. M., 

8-1, 1781. for having m. [to Mary ] 

without unity of Friends. 

Shotwell, Jno., Jr., m. 10-9, 1709, Mary 
Thome, Jr., in Long Island, certificate of clear- 
ness given by Woodbridge M. M., 8-20, 1709. 

Shotwell, Jno., s. of Jno. Shotwell, Jr., and 
Mary, his wife, was b. at Rahway, 7-3, 1712. 

Shotwell, John, m. between 11-16 and 12-20, 
1734-5, Elizabeth Smith. 

Shotwell, John, m. between 9-17 and 10-15, 
1743, Grace Webster. 

Shotwell, Jno., ye 3rd, of Woodbridge, N. J., 
m. at Rahway, N. J., 6-28, 1769, to Margaret 
Haydock, of Woodbridge, N. J. 

Shotwell, John Laing, of Essex Co., N. J., m. 
at Plainfield, 9-25, 1799, to Mercy Smilh, of 
Somerset Co., N. J. 

Shotwell, Jno. Smith, of Elizabeth, N. J., m. 
at Plainfield, N. J., 9-22, 1756, to Mary Webster, 
of Borough of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Shotwell, John Smith, of Somerset Co., N. J., 
m. at Rahway. N. J., 5-23, 1782, Phebe Shotwell, 
of Middlesex Co., N. J. 

Shotwell, Joseph, 1. 1. 7-20, 1716, to m. Mary 
Manning, with consent of their parents. 

Shotwell, Joseph, given certificate of clearness 
from Woodbridge M. M., 12-18, 1741-2, to 
Flushing M. M.; [m. Sarah Cock]. 

Shotwell, Joseph, of Woodbridge, a tanner, m. 
at Woodbridge, N. J., at close of Woodbridge 
M. M., 8-20, 1743, to Elizabeth Jackson, of 
Morris Co., N. J. 

Shotwell, Joseph, given certificate of clearness 
from W. R. & P. M. M., 6-19, 1761. to Shrews- 
bury M. M., to m. Phebe Aline [Allen?]. 

Shotwell, Joseph, [Jr.]. given certificate of 
clearness from R. & P. M. M., 4-20. 1774, to 
Philadelphia M. M., to m. Elizabeth Greenleaf. 

Shotwell, Joseph, of Perry Town, N J., m. 
before 12-17, 1783, [to Sarah ,] with- 
out unity of Friends, for which disowned by R. 
& P. M. M., 1-15, 1784, [but afterward rein- 

Shotwell, Joseph, of Westfield, N. J., s. of 
Isaiah, m. at Plainfield, 10-25, 1809, to Chris- 
tian Vail, of Somerset Co., N. J. 

Shotwell, Joseph, of Bridgetown, N. J., s. of 
Jno. and Margaret, m. at Rahway, 3-23, 1820, 
to Margaret Elston, dau. of Andrew and Sarah, 
of Rahway. 

Shotwell, Joseph D., s. of Henry and Sarah, 
of Woodbridge Tp., N. J., m. at Rahway, 3-22, 
1804, Elizabeth Fitz Randolph, dau. of Jacob 
and Anna, of Woodbridge. 

Shotwell. Joseph Smith, of New York. s. of 
John S. and Phebe, m. at Rahway, 9-2l', 1808, 
to Deborah Fox, dau. of Geo. and Esther. 

Shotwell. Nathan, s. of Jacob and Katheriae, 
b. 9-27. 1767. 

Shotwell. Nathan, s. of Jacob and Catherine, 
m. at Rahway, 5-24, 1798, to Sarah Fitz Ran- 
dolph, dau. of Jacob and Anna, all of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. 

Shotwell, Peter, of Essex Co., X. J., s. of 
Isaiah and Constant, m. at Plainfield, 8 31, 
1803, Phebe Vail, dau. of Abraham and Mar- 
garet, of Somerset Co., N. J. 

Shotwell. Samuel, given certificate of clearness 
from Woodbridge M. M., 1-2, 1748-9, to Ma- 
maroneck M. M.; m. Ame 


Shohcell, Samuel, m. at Plainfield, N. J., 5-21, 
1788, to Hannah Lundy, both of Piscataway, 

Shotwell, Richard, given certificate of clear- 
ness from R. & P. M. M., 3-21, 1782, to N. Y. 
M. M., to m. Mary Martin; [m. 4-10, 1782]. 

Shotwell, Titus, of Woodbridge, m. at Rah- 
way, N. J., 4-26, 1781. to Sarah Marsh, of Wood- 
bridge Tp., N. J. 

Shotwell, Titus, of Woodbridge. m. [2] at 
Rahway, 7-26, 1787, to Deborah Moore of 
Woodbridge, N. J. 

Shotwell, Wm. of Borough of Elizabeth, N. 
J., m. at Plainfield, N. J., 3-25, 1772, to Eliza- 
beth Pound, of Piscataway, N. J. 

Shotwell, Wm., of Elizabeth, N. J., m. at Rah- 
way, 10-25, 1792, to Elizabeth Moore, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. 

Simcock, Jacob, m. before 3-15, 1781, without 
unity of Friends; had paid war fines contrary to 

Smith, Abraham, 1. 1., 10^17, 1754, to m. Phebe 
Jackson. [Minutes of AVoodbridge M. M, for 
11th and 12th mos., 1754, and 1st mo. 1755, 

Smith, Benj., 1. 1., 4-19, 1712, to m. Sarah 

Smith, John, m. before 6-21, 1740, without 
the unity of Friends. 

Smith, John, m. before 8-21, 1741, contrary to 
Friends' discipline; made acknowledgment to 
Woodbridge M. M., 3 21, 1741. 

Smith, Ralph, with mother's consent, 1. 1., 
8-23, 1746, to m. Elizabeth Williams. 

Smith. Samuel, m. between 11-19 and 12-16, 
1743-4, Masse Tailor. 

Smith, Samuel, m. 3-27. 1769, to Sarah Pound. 

Smith, Samuel, of Elizabeth, N. J., m. at 
Woodbridge, N. J., 5-27, 1773, to Elizabeth 
Shotwell, of Woodbridge, N. J. 

Smith, Shobal, 1. 1., 3-17. 1716, to m. Prudence 
Fitz Randolph, having consent of parents. 

Smith, Wm., m. between 1-18 and 2-15, 1753, 
to Elizabeth Heddon. 

Smith, Wm., of Woodbridge, s. of Samuel and 
Sarah, m. at Rahway, 9-27, 1798, to Jane Shot- 
well, dan. of John and Margaret. 

Stackhouse. Jno., lately from Falls M. M., m. 
before 6-19, 1776, without unity of Friends. 

Thome, Abraham, with certificate of clearness 
from Flushing M. M. and parents' consent, m. 
7-19, 1717, Mary Shotwell. 

Thorn, Abraham, m. 6-28, 1739, Ann Laing. 
Thorn, Abraham, m. 6-22, 1750, Sueaanah 
Webster, dau. of Wm. and Susannah. 

Thorn. Abraham. Jr., m. between 7-18 and 
8-15, 1781. to Elizabeth Smith. 

Thorn, Benj., of Woodbridge Tp , m. at Rah- 
way, N. J., 11-23, 1786, to Mary Shotwoll. of 
Woodbridge Tp. 

Thorn, Hugh, of Plainfield Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 7-20. 1780. without unity of 
Frieads; disowned 12 20, 1780. 

Thorn, Isaac, m. 12-24, 1766, to Sarah Web- 

Thorn, Isaac, of Middlesex Co., N. J., m. at 
Rahway, 9-23, 1778, to Haanah Shotwell, of 
Middlesex Co., N. J. 

Thome, Jacob, with certificate of membership 
and clearness from Flushing M M., 1. 1 4-20, 
1723, to m. Susannah Shotwell. 

Thorn, Jacob, m. before 1-17, 1770, contrary 
to discipline. 

Thorn, Jno., of Woodbridge, N. J., m. at 
Woodbridge, 12-23, 1773. to Mary Shotwell, of 
Woodbridge, N. J. 

Thorn, Webster, m. at Rahway, 6-27, 1793. to 
Elizabeth Martin, both of Woodbridge Tp., 
N. J. 

Thorne, Wm., with certificate of clearness 
from Flushing M. M., m. between 1-20, 1728-9, 
and 2-17, 1729, to Mary Fitz Randolph. 

Thorn, Wm., m. between 3-18 nnd 4-15, 1756, 
to Margaret Smith. 

Thorn, Wm., of Plainfield Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 2-21, 1782, "by a priest." 

Thorp, Geo., m. before 11-16, 1706-7, Mar- 
garet Robertson, [or Robinson,] (mother of 
Wm. Robinson), who removed to Philadelphia. 

Townsend. John, of Queens Co., L. I., with 
certificate of clearness from Flushing M. M and 
father's consent, m. at Plainfield, N. J., 3-17, 
1768, to Susannah Shotwell, of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Townsend, Jotham, of Piscataway, N. J., s. 
of Hugh and Mary, m. at Bridgetown, N. J., 
9-28, 1820, to Catheriue Shotwell, dau. of 
Joseph and Sarah, of Woodbridge. 

Vail, Abraham, m. 8-28, 1766, to Margaret 
Fiiz Randolph. 

Vail, Abraham, ra. between 9-21 and 10-19, 
1768, to Margaret Fitz Randolph. 

Vail, Benj., m. before 2-21. 1760, contrary to 
Friends' discipline; made acknowledgment to 
W. R.&P.M.M., 4-17, 1760. 

Vail, Daniel, of Plainfield Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 11-16, 1774, [to Mary ,] 

contrary to discipine; disowned 2-15, 1775. . 

Vail, David, m. 4-23, 1766, to Phebe Jackson. V 

Vail, Edward, of Bridgewater, N. J., m. at 
Rahway, 12-26, 1793, to Sarah Kinsey, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. 

Vail, Isaac, m. some years before 1758, with- 
out unity of Friends. 

Vail, Isaac, m. before 4-15, 1762, "by a priest," 
for which violation of Friends' discipline he 
made acknowledgment to W. R. & P. M. M., 
10-21, 1762. 

Vail, Isaac, of Somerset Co., N. J., m. at Rah- 
way, 11-2, 1792, to Sarah Thorn, of Middlesex 
Co.. N. J. 

V,.il, Isaac, of Woodbridge, s. of Jno. and 
Catherine, of Somerset Co., N. J., m. at Rahway, 
N. J., 11-29, 1810, to Sarah Shotwell, Jr., dau. 
of Henry and Sarah, of Woodbridge, N J. 

Vail, Jno., 1. 1., 3-15, 1712, to m. Martha Fitz 





Vail, J no., [Jr.], with certificate from West- 
chester, and his parents' consent, m. between 
9-18 and 10-16. 1731, Margaret Laing. 

Vail, Jno., Jr., m. (2) before 8-17, 1751, to 
his late wife's sister [Mary Laing], contrary to 
Friends' discipline, for which they were disowned 
by Woodbridge M. M., 10-15, 1751. 

Vail, John, ye 3rd, m. before 12-20, 1739-40, 
without the unity of Friends; made acknowledg- 
ment to Woodbridge M. M., 12-20, 1739-40. 

Vail, Jno., the 3rd, m. 4-23, 1760, to Cather- 
ine Fitz Kandolph. 

Vail, Joseph, m. before 9-20, 1740, without 
the unity of Friends; disowned by Woodbridge 
M. M, 11-21, 1741-2. 

Vail, Mary, (nee Laing,) made acknowledg- 
ment to Woodbridge M. M., in 1757, for having 
m. her deceased sister's husband. 

Vail, Nathaniel, m. before 5-21, 1748, with- 
out unity of Friends; made acknowledgment 
4-15, 1749. 

Vail, Eachel, given certificate of clearness 

Vail, Samuel, of Plainfield Preparative Meet- 
ing, m. before 12-20, 1775, by a priest; disowned 
1-17, 1776. 

Vail, Stephen, 1. 1., 11-17, 1733-4, to m. Esther 

Vail, Stephen, Jr., m. between 11-19 and 
~y 12-16, 1761, to Rebeccah Jackson. 

Vail, Stephen, Jr., m. 10-26, 1768, to Sarah 

Vail, Stephen, Jr., m. (3) before 6-19. 1771, 
to his former wife's first cousin, for which they 
were disowned, 9-18, 1771. by R. & P. M. M. 

Vail, Thos., 1. 1., 1-21, 1716-17, to m. Experi- 
ence Fitz Randolph; but this marriage was 
never accomplished. 

Vail, Thos., (continued) declared intention of 
m. 6-15, 1717, with Rachel Fitz Randolph, 
(probably sister to Experience). 

Vail, Thomas, m. before 4-21, 1744, [Sarah 

Vail, Thos., m. between 3-17 and 4-19, 1758, 
to Mary Drake. 

Way, Jno., Jr., of L. I., with certificate of 
clearness from Newtown M. M., m. 10-20, 1768, 
to Mary (or Margaret) Marsh. 

Webster, Hugh, m. between 11-15 and 12-20, 
1753, to Sarah Marsh. 

Webster, Isaac, of Elizabethtown, [s. of 
Hugh, Sr.,] m. at Plainfield, 10-2 1, 17S7, to 
Mary Laing, of Piscataway, N. J. 

Webster, John, m. 11-24, 1743-4, to Anna 

Webster, Jno., m. betweien 9-20 and 10-18, 

1769, to Margaret Forde, with consent of her 

father, Thos. Forde. 

^, Webster, Jno., the 3rd, m. before 12-20, 1775, 

"~ [to Mary Morris?] by a priest; disowned 1-17, 


Weister, Jno., Jr., m. 2-28, 1776, Christian 


Webster, Joseph, m. between 9-15 and 10-20, 
1733, Elizabeth Shotwell. 

Webster, Taylor, m. between 2-15 and 3-15, / 
1769, to Hannah Jackson. 

Webster, Wm., 1.1 , 3-16, 1717, to m. Susanna 
Copperthwait [Susannah Cowperthwaite]. 

Webster, Wm.'s dau. , was m. be- 
fore 12-15, 1726-7, by a priest, at her father's 
house, for permitting which he made satisfac- 
tory acknowledgment to Woodbridge M. M., 
1-16, 1726-7. 

Webster, Wm. , given certificate of clearness 
from Woodbridge M. M , 8-18, 1745, to Flush- 
ing, L. L 

Webster, Wm., m. between 5-20 and 6-17, 
1749, to Sarah Thorn. -^ 

Webster, Wm., Jr., m. between 5-17 and 6-21, 
1775, to Sarah Smith. 

Webster, Wm., disowned by N. Y. M. M , 9-5, 
1781, for having m. without unity of Friends. 

Webster, Wm., of New Town, L. I., m. 6-21, 
1787. Susanna Laing, of Piscataway, N. J. 

Willis, Jacob, given certificate of clearness 
from Woodbridge M. M., 2-16, 1747, to Hatten- 
field M. M. 

Willis, Samuel, m. before 3-18, 1710, Sarah 
Pierce, before a priest, but made satisfactory 
acknowledgment to Woodbridge M. M., 3-17, 

JVillis, Wm. , of Elizabethtown, m. before 

4-20, 1706, Hannah , who was not a 

member, but was received by request, 6-15, 1706. 

IVillis, Wm., given certificate of clearness 
from Woodbridge M M., 6-17, 1749, to King- 
wood M. M. 

Wills, Joseph, without his mother's consent, 
but with approval of R. & P. M. M., m. between 
11-17, 1773, and 1-19, 1774, to Sarah Liken. 

Wills, Thos., given certificate of clearness 
from W. R. & P. M. M., 8-16, 1759, to King- 
wood M. M , to m. a young woman of the 

Wilson, Elia, of Ind* pendence, N. J., s. of 
Gabriel and Keziah, m. at Rahway, 10-16, 1800, 
to Mary Shotwell, of Elizabeth, N. J., dau. of 
James and Ann. 

^Vds .71, James, with certificate from Chester- 
field M. M., m. between 9-18, 1786, and 12-17, 
1736-7, Martha Laing. (1. 1., 9-18, 1736). 

Wren, Peter, m. between 11-16, 1728-9, and 
12-20, 1728-9, to Ann Brotherton, wid. of Henry 
Brothertou, by whom she had a ch 

Voung, Jas., m. before 9-21, 1763, without 
unity of Friends; disowned by W. R. & P. M. 
M.. 11-19, 1763. 

Young, Morgan, made acknowledgment to 
Woodbridge M. M., 12-15, 1757, of his fault in 
marrying without unity of Friends, "some years 

Young, Robert, m. before 6-17, 1732, from 
among Friends. 

Young, Thos., m. before 1757, " some years 
since," without unity of Friends. 





The Friends, or Quakers, as they are often 
called, own as their founder George Fox, an 
Englishman, born at Drayton, Leicestershire, 
in 1624. He began to preach experimental 
holiness of heart and life in 1647. He had 
large congregations, and in 1656 was assisted by 
60 ministers. The first general meeting of 
Friends was held in London in 1668, the second 
in 1672. The yearly meeting was established in 
1678. Encountering much opposition and 
•severe perseciition in England, many Friends 
emigrated to other lands, some of them arriving 
in this country at Boston in 1656, whence they 
were subsequently scattered by persecution. 

The first yearly meeting -in America is 
believed to have been held in Rhode Island in 
1661. George Fox met with it in 1672, and in 
1683 it was set off from the London yearly 
meeting. It was held regularly at Newport 
until 1878. Since that date it has alternated 
between Newport and Portland, Me. 

Yearly meetings were organized in Maryland 
in 1672, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 
1681, in North Carolina in 1708, and in Ohio in 

The Friends have no creed, no liturgy, and no 
sacraments. They believe in a spiritual baptism 
and a spiritual communion, and hold that the 
outward rites are unnecessary. They accept 
the Old and the New Testament as the word of 
of God, and the doctrine of the atonement by 
Christ and sanctification by the Holy Spirit. 

Belief in the "immediate influence of the Holy 
Spirit " is pronounced by President Chase, of 
Haverford college, the most distinctive feature 
of their faith. They believe in the guidance of 
the Holy Spirit in worship and all religious 
acts. Periods of silence occur in their meet- 
ings, when no one feels called upon to speak, 
and when each worshiper is engaged in com- 
munion with God and inward acts of devotion. 
The Friends believe that a direct call to the 
ministry comes to persons old or young or of 
either sex. Those who, after a sufficient proba- 
tion, give evidence of a divine call, are acknowl- 
edged as ministers and allowed seats at the head 
of the meeting. Besides ministers, there are in 
the local meetings or congregations elders of 
both sexes, who are appointed by monthly meet- 
ings and who advise the ministers, and, if 
necessary, admonish them. v 

Their societies or congregations are usually ^ 
called meetings, and their houses of worship 
meetinghouses. There are monthly meetings, 
embracing a number of local meetings. They 
deal with cases of discipline, accept or dissolve 
local meetings, and are subordinate to quarterly 
meetings, to which they send representatives. 
Quarterly meetings hear appeals from monthly 
meetings, record certificates of ministers, and 
institute or dissolve monthly meetings. The 
highest body is the yearly meeting. No 
quarterly meeting can be set up without its 
consent. It receives and determines appeals 
from quarterly meetings, and issues advice or 
extends care to subordinate meetings. 



The Friends are divided into 4 bodies, 
popularly distinguished as the Orthodox, 
Hickaite, Wilburite, and Primitive. 

FRIENDS (orthodox). 

These constitute by far the most numerous 
branch. In 1887, at a general conference of 
Orthodox Friends, held in Richmond, Ind., a 
" Declaration of Christian Doctrine " was 
adopted as an expression of " those fundamental 
doctrines of christian truth that have always 
been professed by our branch of the church of 
Christ." This declaration sets forth the evan- 
gelical view of the trinity, the scriptures, the 
fall of man, justification and regeneration, the 
resurrection and the final judgment, the issues 
of which are eternal. In the article on the 
Holy Spirit these sentences appear: 

We own no principle of spiritual light, life, or holiness 
inherent by nature in the mind or heart of man. We 
believe in no principle of spiritual light, life, or holiness 
but the influence of the Holy Spirit of God bestowed on 
mankind in various measures and degrees through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. 

The article on public worship recognizes 
" the value of silence not as an end but as a 
means toward the attainment of the end; a 
silence not of listlessness or of vacant musing, 
but of holy expectation before the Lord." 

The discipline of the western yearly meeting 
makes as "disownable ofiFenses," for which 
members are disowned, or excommunicated, 
denial of the divinity of Christ, the revelation 
of the Holy Spirit, the divine authority of the 
scriptures, engaging in the liquor traffic, 
drunkenness, profanity, joining the army, or 
encouraging war, betting, participating in 
\ lotteries, dishonesty, taking or administering 
oaths, etc. 

Each yearly meeting has its own discipline, 
but fellowship is maintained between them by 
epistolary correspondence. There is also 
a general agreement between them on the 
fundamentals of doctrine and discipline. The 
Philadelphia yearly meeting, which is the 
oldest, has a discipline incorporating various 
decisions and advices adopted since its organi- 
zation in 1681. 

There are 10 yearly meetings, with 794 
organizations, 725 church edifices, church prop- 
erty valued at $2,795,784, and 80,635 members. 


This body of Friends is so named from Elias 
Hicks, a minister who was foremost in preach- 

ing doctrines which became a cause of separa- 
tion. They object to being called Hicksites. 
Elias Hicks was born in 1749 and died in 1830. 
He emphasized the principle of " obedience to 
the light within," and so stated the doctrines of 
the pre-existence, deity, incarnation, and 
vicarious atonement of Christ, of the person- 
ality of Satan, and of eternal punishment that 
he was charged with being more or less in 
sympathy with unitarianism. 

Those identified with this body of Friends 
insist that Mr. Hicks' views were "exactly those 
of Robert Barclay," an English Friend of the 
seventeenth century, whose " Apology for the 
True Christian Divinity " is still regarded as a 
fair exposition of the doctrinal views of Friends, 
They decline to make orthodox theology a test 
of membership. 

The separation took place in the Philadelphia 
yearly meeting in 1827, and in New York, 
Baltimore, Ohio, and Indiana in 1828. There 
was no separation in New England or North 
Carolina. The Genesee, in western New York, 
and the Illinois yearly' meeting were formed 
many years later. 

They have 7 yearly meetings, with 201 
organizations, 213 church edifices, church prop- 
erty valued at 11,661,850, and 21,992 members. 

FRIENDS (wilburite). 

The Wilburite Friends are thus called because 
John Wilbur, of New England was their princi- 
pal leader in opposing Joseph J. Gurney and 
his teaching. They separated from the orthodox 
body in the New England yearly meeting in 
1845, in the Ohio in 1854, and in the Western, 
Iowa and Kansas in 1877. They are very 
conservative, and are unwilling to adopt the 
new methods devised, as the church became 
aggressive in evangelistic and missionary work. 
They make much of the doctrine of the light 
within, holding that every man, by reason 
of the atonement, has an inward seed or 
light given him, which, as it is heeded, 
will lead him to salvation. They deny 
instantaneous conversion and the resurrection 
of the body. The controlling portion of 
the Philadelphia yearly meeting hold to the 
views of Wilbur, but have never separated from 
the body of the church further than to decline 
epistolary correspondence with all branches. 
They are counted as orthodox, though not 
affiliating with that body. 

They have 5 yearly meetings, with 52 
organizations, 52 church edifices, church prop- 
erty valued at S67,000, and 4,329 members. 
They are represented in the states of Indiana, 
Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsyl- 
vania, and Rhode Island. 



FRIENDS (primitive). 

The Primitive Friends are in faith and 
practice Wilburite. They separated from the 
Philadelphia yearly meeting because that body 
refused to correspond with the New England 
and Ohio (Wilbur) yearly meetings, and they 

do not affiliate with the latter, because they 
recognize the Philadelphia meeting by minis- 
terial visitations and by exchanging certificates 
of membership. 

They have 9 organizations, 5 church edifices, 
church property valued at $16,700, and 2'62 
members. They are found only in Massachusets, 
New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. 



Dear Friend: My love is to thee and thy 
wife, desiring your welfare, both inward and 
outward: and that we may be found steadfast in 
that truth which is saving, for the welfare of 
our immortal souls. 

Now, friend, I shall give thee some informa- 
tion concerning New Jersie, but time will not 
permit me to write at length. 

Thou desirest to know how I live. Through 
the goodness of the Lord I live very well, keep- 
ing between 30 and 40 head of cows and 7 or 8 
horses and mares to ride upon, etc. 

There are 7 Towns settled in this Province, 
(Viz.) Shrewsbury and Midletown on the sea- 
side, and along the riverside and up the creeks 
there is Piscattaway and Woodbridge, Elizabeth, 
Newark and Bergane. Most of these towns 
have about 100 families, and the least 40. 

The country is very healthful. In Midletown, 
where I live, in 6 years and upwards there have 
died but one woman about 80, one man about 
60, a boy about 5 years old, and one little infant 
or 2. 

There are in this town, in twenty-five families, 
about 95 children, most of them under 12 years 
of age, and all of them lusty children. 

The produce of the Province is chiefly wheat, 
barley, oates, beans, beef, pork, pease, tobacco, 
Indian corn, butter, cheese, hemp and flax, 
French beans, Strawberries, carrots, cabbidges, 
parsnips, turnips, radishes, onions, cucumbers, 
watermellons, mushmellons, squashes; also the 
soil is very fertile for apples, pears, plums, 
quinces, currans, red and white, gooseberries, 
cherries and peaches in abundance; having all 

sorts of green trash [truck] in Summer time; 
and the country is greatly supplied with creeks 
and rivers, which aiford stores of fish, perch, 
roach, baste, sheepshead, oysters, clams, crabs, 
sturgeon, eels, and many other sorts of fish that 
I do not name. 

You may buy as much fish of an Indian for 
half a pound of powder as will serve 6 or 8 men. 
Deer are also very plenty in this Province. 
We can buy a big buck of the Indians much 
bigger than the English deer for a pound and a 
half of powder, or lead, or any other trade 
equivolent ; and a peck of strawberries the 
Indians will gether and bring home to us for 
the value of 6d; and our beef and pork is very 
fat and good. 

The natural grass of the country is very 
much like that which grows in the woods in 
England, which is food enough for our cattle; 
but by the waterside we have fresh meadows 
and salt marshes. 

We make English mead and beer; besides we 
have several sorts of drink; and travelling in 
the country and coming to any house, they will 
generally ask you to eat and drink and take 
tobacco; and their several sorts of drink they 
will offer you as confidently as if it were sack. 

There are abundance of chestnuts, walnuts, 
mulberries and grapes, red and white. 

Our horses and mares run in the woods, and 
we give them no meat winter or summer, unless 
we work them; but our cows must be looked 

Our timber stands for fences about the land 
we manure. We plough our land with oxen for 
the most part. A husbandman here and in Old 



England is all one, making most of our utensils 
of husbandry ourselves; and a man that has 3 
or i sons or servants that can work along with 
him will down with timber amain, and get corn 

The best coming to this country is at spring 
or fall. We make our soap and candles and all 
such things ourselves. 

In the winter we make good fire and eat good 
meat, and our women and children are healthy. 
Sugar is cheap; Venison, geese, turkies, fowls, 
and fish plenty; and one great happiness we 
enjoy, which is we are very quiet. 

I could give thee more information concern- 
ing this country, but time will not leave. In 
short, this is a rare place for any poor man, or 
others; and I am satisfied that people may live 
better here than they can in Old England, and 
eat more good meat. 

The vessel is going away. I have no time to 
copy this over; therefore take the sense of it. 
My love salutes thee. Farewell, 


New Jersie, Midletown, 12th of the 9th month, 


Very many — probably a large majority — of 
the compiler's living relatives registered in this 
volume are descendants of the writer of the 
foregoing letter. Of his private life very little 
is known. Since the brief sketch at page 16 

was put in type, we have obtained the following 
additional particulars from Mr. H. D. Vail of 
Santa Barbara, Cal. : 

Richard Hartshorne was born, at a small town 
called Hathern — about 4 miles from Loughbor- 
ough and 10 from Leicester — in Leicestershire, 
England, in 1641, came to East Jersey in 1669, 
and settled at Middletown. Sandy Hook was 
first held under a grant to him in 1677, Being 
a member of the Society of Friends, he was 
visited in 1672 by George Fox, who says in his 
journal: "Richard Hartshorne received us 
gladly at his house, where we refreshed our- 
selves; and thence he carried us and our horses 
in his own boat across a great water and set us 
on Long Island." He was appointed by William 
Penn and his associates one of the commis- 
sioners to lay out West Jersey, but whether he 
acted in that capacity or not is uncertain. In 

1684 he was one of Gov. Laurie's council, in 

1685 he was elected to represent Middletown in 
the Assembly ; was chosen speaker of Assembly 
in 1686, when also he was again appointed a 
member of the Council. He retained his seat 
in the Assembly, and continued to hold both 
positions until the surrender of the Proprietary 
Government to the crown in 1702.* 

* Richard' and Margaret (Oarr) Hart.shorne's daughter ('atbarine 
married Edwards Fitz R'lndolph, [of Nathaniels, Edwarrt'J and had 
Edward* whrite eon John'J Fi'z Randolph married Mary King, 
daughter of Nathan* and Sarah (Moore) King. [See p, 17, ante.] 




BY O. B. L. 

Among the earliest pioneers comprising the 
first English speaking settlement on New 
Jersey soil in 1665, were a few ardent followers 
of George Fox. But not till about twenty years 
after, when East Jersey was sold at public 
auction, did any considerable number of 
" Friends " make this part of the province their 
permanent home. The purchasers at this auc- 
tion sale in London, on the 2d of February, 
1682, were twelve Quakers headed by William 
Penn, who bought the land for the sum of 
3,400 pounds sterling. The same year twelve 
others invested in equal shares with the origi- 
nal buyers, making 24 proprietors in all, who 
became the sole owners of East Jersey. There 

was already a population of about 3,500 living in 
the few small towns along the salt water front- 
age from Shrewsbury to Hoboken. On 
scattered plantations just outside of these 
settlements, there were probably 1,000 more 
people, all of whom claimed title to their prop- 
erty (some 300,000 acres) by deeds from 
original i^atentees of the Lords Prop rit^ tors, 
Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkley. 
To these two gentlemen the Duke of York had 
granted this and adjacent territory by virtue of 
a Royal Charter from his brother. King Charles 
II, dated March 12, 1663. 

This Quaker syndicate, headed by William 
Penn, was not slow in soliciting settlers thither, 


especially those of their own religious sect. 
Their migration by thousands to the shores of 
the Jerseys, their occupation of the soil and 
management of the civil government became 
one of the most notable events in the closing 
years of the seventeenth century. Under their 
peaceful dispensation, the province greatly 
improved in commercial and agricultural 
advancement. They had always been foremost 
as advocates of free opinion, in the old world, 
and were no less inclined to independent think- 
ing on religious subjects in the new world. 

Their meetings in this province were early 
established at Shrewsbury in 1G69, where the 
settlement was made up almost entirely of 
Quaker element, and at Amboy in 1686, where 

hold meetings at the house of Nathaniel Fitz 
Randolph, in Woodbridge. Here they con- 
tinued to meet till his death in 1713, during the 
fall of which year a meeting house was com- 
pleted in the town. 

For the convenience of many scattered 
members of the communion, meetings were 
permitted at the dwellings of several influential 
Friends in different localities. For those iu the 
outskirts of Kahway they gathered at the house 
of William Robinson in 1707. Once in a while 
meetings were held in 1710, at John Shotwell's 
on Staten Island. 

In the village of Rahway, as early as 1742, 
Friends began to hold meetings at the dwelling 
of Joseph JShotwell, and frequented his home 


the disciples of the " Silent Communion " held 
influential power in local affairs. The official 
minutes of the Society state that in October, 
1689: " It was agreed that the monthly meeting 
should be kept the third 5th day in every 
month, at Benjamin Griffith's in Woodbridge." 
Trouble occurred among the more worldly 
ambitious, who, not taking heed to the measure 
of grace in mercy, departed from the doctrines 
and discipline of the Society, as the following 
minutes confirm: "The aforesaid Monthly 
Meeting fell from ye year 1689 to ye year 1701, 
by reason of George Keith's separation." In 
this year, November 16, 1704, Friends began to 

for religious services till 1757, when a meeting 
house was completed on the Main street. Then 
for the convenience of the more inland planta- 
tions beyond the hills in Morris county, there 
was a meeting occasionally at Mendham, where 
Richard Dell lived. 

For the accommodation of several families liv- 
ing on farms along Greenbrook and Cedarbrook, 
there were meetings at the house of John Laiug 
on Short Hills, near present city of Plainfield, 
in 1721, and till his death. At a meeting at 
Woodbridge, 1731, third month 27th day, the 
minutes record that " The Friends belonging to 
the meeting held at John Laing's, deceased, 



desire liberty to build a meeting house on the 
land given, by the said John Laing for that pur- 
pose; this 'meeting grants their desire and orders 
that John Kinsey pay the money given by John 
Shotwell, deceased, to that use." The said 
house was built under the direction of Abraham 
Shotwell and Benjamin Smith, during the fol- 
lowing months, and was known as the " Plain- 
field meeting house in the woods." The 
diminutive structure was " 24 foot square and 
14 foot between joynts." It accommodated the 
worshipers for two generations, when it was 
torn down, and some of its timbers used in the 
erection of a new and enlarged meeting house 
on the plains. This memoralble event occurred 
in 1787-8, when Plainfield was a small hamlet 
with less than two hundred souls living within a 
radius of three miles. The bailding is still 
standing, as originally built, in an excellent 
state of preservation, and near the center of the 
city now numbering almost 20,000 people.* 

The Eahway and Plainfield meetings were 
permanently established and continued to 
increase, while the Society at Wcidbridge, 
though the oldest and parent body, went into 

* The accompanyiDg zinc etching of a view of Plainfield Friends' 
meeting-house is from a sketch drawn f<ir this work by Miss L. D. 
Baker, of Lansing, Mich .from copy kindly furnished by Mr. O. B. 
Leonard, of Plainfield.— Editor. 

decline about the middle of the century, and by 
1769 discontinued regular services altogether. 

By the time the government of East Jersey 
passed into the hands of the Ciown, 1702, and a 
decade or so thereafter, many farmers moved 
inland from the silt water frontage. Gradually 
one plantation after another was taken posses- 
sion of, from these early colonial times, till 
the permanent settlements on the plains of the 
Society of Friends, at the opening of the 19th 
century, greatly outnumbered all other religious 
worshipers in the locality which is now 
embraced within the city of Plainfield. From 
the annals of their meetings and the public 
records of old Essex and Middlesex counties, the 
names of the following Quaker families are 
shown among those wh ), over a hundred years 
ago, bought land in this vicinity, cleared the 
forest, built homes, and peopled the country 
with men and women who lived here and 
wrought and died and left worthy descendants 
to transmit their names to posterity. These are 
the family names of the founders of the Plain- 
field Society of Friends: 

Shotwells, Moores, Laings, Thorns, Wilsons, 
Fitz Randolphs, Kinseys, Vails, Fields, Smiths, 
Marshes, Websters, Pounds, Robinsons, and 



"At a Monthly Meeting at Nathaniel ffitz 
Randolph's in Woodbridge ye 18th Day of ye 
7th Month 1707, ***** 
The Answer of the Meeting to the Motion of 
Benj'n Wade, Is that tfriends have not as yet 
Concluded To have a Meeting once a Month 
nearer [to Elizabethtown]. But agree to have 
a Meeting at the House of William Robertson 
[Robinson] at Rahway on the 12th Day of the 
8th Month [October] be [being] the first day of 
the week." 

"Att a Monthly Meeting held at Nathaniel 
fitz Randolph ye 16th of 12th Month 1709-10, 
* * * Our friend John Shotwell hath 
requested tbis Meeting to have a Meeting Set- 
tled at his house once every quarter to which I 
this Meeting Consented and it is to begin ye I 
first first day in ye next first Month and so to 
continue quarterly." On the 2l8t of 3rd Mo 
1713, it is stated that "The Meeting y't was j 
appointed att John Shotwell's att Station Island 
is found Inconvenient to be on ye day it was | 

appointed because it happened to come ye same 
day w'th ye quarterly Meeting att New York, 
therefore this meeting orders itt to be altered 
to ye Second first day in ye Ith 7th 10th and 1st 
Mo. till further orders." 

It would appear that on the removal of his 
family to N. J., the meeting was continued at 
his house or that of his son John, as on 5th 
month 18th, 1728, we find a certain paper was 
directed to be read "at next meeting of friends 
held at John Shotwell's at Raway." 

"At our Monthly Meeting held at our Meet- 
ing house ill Woodbridge the Kith Day of the 
lOih Month, 1712, * * * * A 

motion was made by Divers friends from Rah- 
way to have Liberty to hold a meeting for three 
Mouths at ye house of Joseph Shotwell and in 
Consideration its granted by this meeting that 
a meeting shall be held as aforesaid on ye first 
Days of the week." And under date of 12th 
Mo. 17th, 1742-3, 'Friends at Rahway Requests 
that the Meeting at Rahway may continue one 



month Longer than appointment which this 
meeting grants." 

Under date of 9th Mo. 17th, 1743, "Rahway 
friends Requests of this Meeting the Liberty of 
keeping a meeting at ye house of Joseph Shot- 
well from this Time to ye middle of the Second 
Month which Request was Taken under con- 
sideration and granted that the Meeting may be 
held Twice a weak on ye first and fourth D/iys 
of the weak for ye Time aforesaid." In 8th Mo., 
1744, the same arrangement was made, "and 
whereas it is one month sooner in ye year than 
heretofore the reason whereof is that Divers 
friend are Infirm and Incapable of cuming so 
far." On the 17th of 5th Mo., 1746, we had, 
"A Meeting is concluded to be held at the house 
of Joseph Shotwell at Rahway to begin half 
after three in the afternoon on first days from 
the middle of the 2nd month to the middle of 
the 8th month and at 12 o'clock from the middle 
of the 8th month to the middle of the 2nd month 
and a meeting on fourth days from the middle 
of the 8th mo. to the middle of the 2nd mo. 
which meetings are to continue till this meeting 
thinks proper to alter or drop them." 

On the 16th of 5th Mo., 1747, it is stated that 
" Sum friends are desirous that a meeting house 
should be Erected at Rahway and some others 
are not easy therewith therefore this meeting 
Submits the consideration thereof to the 
quarterly Meeting And Sum friends at Wood- 
bridge are not easy that the afternoon Meetings 
appointed at Rahway Should continue which is 
also Submitted." On the 15th of 8th Mo., '47, 
" Sum friends at Woodbridge Requests that the 
Meetings appointed to be held at the house of 
Joseph Shotwell at Rahway and the quarterly 
Meeting held at the house of John Shotwell 
(since 17 — ) Shall be all dropt except the 
quarterly Meeting Should be Removed to 
Woodbridge which Request is Referred to the 
consideration of next Monthly Meeting." On 
the 21st of 11th Mo., 1747-8, the subject was 
again considered. " Friends at Rahway & 
Plainfield JeneraUy think proper To Continue 
the Meetings at Rahway according to the 
appointment made in the year 1746 at the house 
of Joseph Shotwell and that the quarterly meet- 
ing at John Shotwells Should be also continued. 
Friends in and about Woodbridge are oneasy 
and applies to the quarterly Meeting at Shros- 
bury." The Quarterly Meeting concluded, 
" tbat it will be moste to the advantage of 
Truth for to waite the building of the Meeting 
house until they are more unanimous amongst 
themselves & that the Meetings be contiaued as 
they are." 

Uader date of 2nd Mo. 21st, 1748, we fiad the 
following: "The Report of the overseers to 
this Meeting are that friends are mostly in 
loave and unity and Meetings at Rahway and 
plainfield are pretty well kep up but those at 
Woodbridge are not so well attended as could 

be desired. This meeting have unanimously 
agreed to drop the afternoon Meeting at the 
house of Joseph Shotwell and that meetings 
shall be continued at S'd house on first and 
fourth days from ye 1st [of] 9th Mo. To ye 1st 
[of] 2nd Mo. yearly." 

The Philadelphia yearly Meeting in 1755, 
" Ordered that a Meeting of Ministers and 
Elders Should be Established to be held once a 
month. Agreeable thereto it is agreed [by 
Woodbridge Monthly Meeting lltli-19th, 1755], 
to Establish such a Meeting to be held at Rah- 
way and appoint John Shotwell, Joseph Shot- 
well, & John Webster, Mary Shotwell, Ame 
Shotwell, Elinor Shotwell, & Elizabeth Lewis for 
Elders to attend S'd Meeting and it is to be 
held at the house of John Vail on the third 2nd 
day of the week [Monthly] at Eleven O clock " 
And one month later, 12-18, '55, " The follow- 
ing Ministering Friends are appointed for Mem- 
bers of the Meeting of Ministers & Elders 
laitely Established to wit John Vail, Wm. 
Morriss, Sarah Shotwell, Robert Willis, and 
Abner Hamton." 

On "the 20th [of] 1st Month 1757.— Friends 
at Rahway have Kepeatedly made application to 
the Monthly Meeting for leave to build a 
Meeting house at that place which friends at 
Woodbridge are oneasy with and to put an end 
thereto it is Refered to the consideration of the 
Quarterly Meeting." That body accordingly 
" declared it to be the Solid Sense of that Meet- 
ing that a Meeting house ought to be built at 

The minutes of Woodbridge Monthly Meet- 
ing of 2nd Mo. 17th, 1757, proceed thus: — 
" This meeting desires Solomon Hunt, Samuel 
Marsh, Abraham Shotwell, & Benjamin Shot- 
well to purchase a lot of land at Rahway to 
build a Meeting house on and take a deed of 

Trust for it in the Meetings behalf 

Frances Bloodgood, Abner Ham- 
ton, & Robert Willis are desired to assist the 
friends in veyiug the ground and agreeing on 
the Quantity of land which they are to purchase. 
John Vail, Samuel Marsh, Joseph Shotwell, & 
Benjamin Moore are appointed to consider the 
Size of the house and compute the cost & pro- 
mote Subscriptions & make Report thereof to 
next Monthly Meeting." 

One mo. later 3-17, '57, "The friends 
appointed to take a deed for the land to build a 
Meeting house on at Rahway Report they have 
Taken a deed of Joseph Shotwell for one acre of 
land which he gave the Meeting for that Service 
and they have given a deed to this Meeting 
wherein they declare themselves Trustees 
therein. The Clerk is desired to take the care 
of the deed. The friends appointed to Size the 
Meeting house at Rahway * * * * 
agree that it Shall be 34 foot long & 30 foot 
wide which this Meeting concurs with * * * 
Samuel Marsh, Abraham Shotwell, Samuel 


Shotwell, and Benjamin Shotwell are appointed 
to agree with tradesmen and provide materials 
for building ye Meeting house at Rahway and 
Joseph Shotwell is appointed to Receive the 
Subscriptions and pay for the Materials and the 
workmen Imployed therein as he shall be 
directed by the S'd friends." 

On 4th mo. 21st, 1757, " A motion was made 
to this [the Woodbridge Monthly] Meeting for 
liberty to hold a meeting in the afternoon at 
Rahway on first days to begin at four O'clock 
which is agreed to." 

On the 20th of 8th mo. 1761, we find—" The 
Establishing preparative Meetings has been 
weightily Considered and it is the Sense & 
Judgment of this Meeting that one should be 
held at Plainfield on the last week Day 
Meeting Preseding the Monthly Meeting and 
one at Woodbridge for Woodbridge & Rahway 
on the close of the week Day Meeting presediag 
the Monthly Meeting during the Time that 
Woodbridge & Rahway friends Meetes Together 
And one at Rahway for Woodbridge and Rah- 
way friends During the Time that Rahway 
friends meets there separate from Woodbridge 
friends at the close of the week Day Meeting 
preseding the Monthly Meeting. 

On the "27th 1st Mo. 1763, The Considera- 
tion of the Mo. Meeting being held Circular 
between Woodbridge, Plainfield and Rahway 
being Revived it is agreed on and Concluded 
to be Submitted to ye Quarterly Meeting for the 
approbation thereof. "The representatives to 
the Quarterly Meeting reported on the 19 th of 
of 5th Mo. 1763 that they had ' Brot from 
thence the Judgment of that Meeting Respect- 
ing the holding our Monthly Meeting in future 
Viz to be held at Woodbridge the third fourth 
day of the fourth Month fifth Month Seventh 
Month and Eighth Month; at Plainfield the 
third fourth day in the third Month Sixth 
Month Ninth Month and Twelfth Month; at 
Rahway the third fourth Day in the first Month 
Second Month Tenth Month and Eleventh 
Month. And it is agreed there Shall be no 
weak Day Meeting held at Plainfield Wood- 
bridge & Rahway on the weak that the Monthly 
Meeting is held Except that." 

"Att our Monthly Meeting held att Rahway 
the 19th 10th Mo. 1763 * _ * * * 
It is agreed that the winter Meetings at Rahway 
This winter Shall begin at Ten and Two Oclock 
on first days." 

In response to a request from the preparative 
Meeting at Rahway, the Monthly RIeeting on 
19th of 2nd Mo. 1766, did agree that two Meet- 
ings a day on the first days of the week be held 
at Rahway the one to begin at the Eleventh 
Hour and the other at three and that a Meeting 
be held on the fourth days of the week to begin 
at the Eleventh hour and it is Recommended 
to the preparative Meetings at Rahway and 
plainfield from time to time to appoint Some 

of their Members to Visit the Meetings of 

At the Monthly Meeting held at Woodbridge 
19th of 4th Mo. 1769, pursuant to a recommenda- 
tion from the Woodbridge Preparative Meeting, v 
it was "agreed by this Meeting that the pre- Y 
parative Meeting Should accordingly be Re- / > 
moved there [to Rahway] and the Removal of 
the Monthly Meeting from thence is Submitted 
to the Quarterly Meeting Eyther to be Settled 
at Rahway or Circular between Rahway and 
Plainfield." The Quarterly Meeting "ordered 
the Monthly Meeting Should be held next at 
Rahway and So held alternately at Rahway and 
Plainfield till next Quarterly Meeting." 

On the 15th of 8th Mo. 1770, "The Friends 
appointed to Enlarge the Meeting House at 
Rahway Reporte it is Completed and that the 
Expense thereof is one Hundred & Sixty-One 
Pounds four Shillings & Sixpence which this 
Meeting desires the Quarterly Meeting to dis- 
charge." On the 21st of 11th Mo. '70, the 
Representatives Report that the Quarterly 
Meeting had agreed that Shrewsbury Monthly 
Meeting Should Pay the Sum of £46, 1. 4. & 
that Rahway & Plainfield Monthly Meeting 
the Sum of £115. 2. 8 for inlarging Rahway 
Meeting House in order to accommodate the 
Quarterly Meeting & have recommended to 
the Monthly Meetings to Discharge the 

On the 21st of 10th Mo. 1778, the Monthly 
Meeting "Orders that the Week day Meeting at 
Rahway shall be held in future on the fifth day 
of the week And Likewise the Monthly Meet- 
ings there on the third fifth day of the Month 
and the Preparative Meetings at each place the 
week Preceding the Monthly Meeting." 


At Woodbridge Monthly Meeting 3rd Mo. 
loth 1740, "Sum friends in Morris County 
Request of this Meeting To grant them the 
Liberty of holding a Meeting once in three 
Months at the house of AVilliam Schooly in the 
county aforesaid, which Request is granted and 
concluded that S'd Meetings Shall be held on 
the Second first Dayes of the fourth Seventh 
Tenth & first Months." 

At a Monthly Meeting at Woodbridge on the 
18th of 7th Mo. 1746, "Sum friends from Han- 
over Township Requests To hold a Meeting on 
the first dayes of the weak at the house of Wil- 
liam Schooley which this Meeting approves of." 
This was at Mendham; and on the 19th of 11th 
Mo. 1756, it was "agreed that a Week Day 
Meeting should be held there on the 5th Day of 
the Week aud that a Preparative Meeting should 
be held once in three Months on the second 
day of the Week following the Circular Meeting 
there to begin at the Tenth Hour And on ye 


[16th of] 6 Mo. 1758 it was agreed that a Meet- 
ing house should be built at Mendam which 
was Performed." 

"Attour Monthly Meeting held at Woodbridge 
the 19th 4th Mo. 1758 * * * * 
It is Requested that a Meeting house be built 
at Mendam and it is proposed to Set it on land 
belonging to Robert Schooley. John Vail 
Samuel Marsh Abraham Shotwell Robert 
Schooley Hartshorn Fitz Randolph & Jacob 
Laing are appointed to conclude on the Size of 
ye house & the manner of building it the 
quantity of land & when to be erected and com- 

pute the cost & promote Subscriptions & leigh 
it before the succeeding Mo. Meeting." Two 
Mos. later, 6th 16th, '58, they "Report they 
think proper it should be 26 foot wide & 25 long 
& that it will Cost £73 or Sumthing over and 
that a Subscription is Raised that will be Suffi- 
cient to Compleat it which this meeting agrees 
to. James Brotherton & Jacob Laing are 
appointed to take a deed for the land where the 
Meeting house is to be built and to have the 
oversight of the building S'd house. And James 
Brotherton is desired to Collect the Subscription 


In the [Hicksite] Friends' safe in 15th Street I 
meeting house in New York, there are records ] 
of what is now New York Monthly Meeting 
from 1703 to the present time. Thirty years 
since an earlier book [1671-1703] was discov- 
ered in a garret in Flushing, which is now in 
the [Orthodox] Friends' safe at 20th St. meet- 
ing-house. George W. Cocks, of Glen Cove, 
L. I., and John Cox, Jr., of 308 W. 19th St., 
New York, are making an exact copy thereof for 
the 15th St. depository ; and through their kind- 
ness, we here present a copy of the whole of 
page 2, as a picture of the times and life of our 
ancestors.* The first page [now remaining] 
has a deed of gift from Anthony Wright to 
the Quakers, of land for a meeting-house and 
burying-ground at Oyster Bay. This second 
page has the specification and contract for the 
house; also one of the earliest appearances of dis- 
cipline and organization. This was in 1672, 
the year of George Fox's visit to Long Island. 
He spent the latter years of his life in getting 
the Society organized on the system he had 
thought out, largely, perhaps, during his last 
imprisonment. This paragraph on page 2 of 
the old record shows the effect of his presence 
here. The Quarterly Meeting, so organized, 
met about every two months for several years, 
before Monthly Meetings were established and 
the Quarterly Meeting was settled at fixed 
intervals of three months Its present name is 
Westbury Quarter in the [Hicksite] body and 
New York Quarter in the [Orthodox] body. 
The minutes of the Yearly Meeting [now 
New York Y. M.] from 1696 to 1720 and 
of the Quarterly Meeting from 1671 to 
1720 are recorded in this and the following 
books of the Monthly Meeting, which, with 
several mutations of name became in time 'New 
York Monthly Meeting. After 1720 th-> Yearly 
Meeting and Quarterly Meeting records were 

* The words aad parts of words within brackets are restored, 
partly by the aid of Henry Onderdonk, Jr.'s " Annals of Hempstead 
and the Society of Friends on Long Island." 

kept separate from those of the Monthly Meet- 
ing. The " strong & Sufficient frame " which 
was erected at Oyster Bay in 1672 was taken 
down in 1693. — John Cox, Jr.f 

[At a me]n & W[omens meeting at y house of] 

[Matthew Priar] in Kiii[nin]g[ worth' 

[It w]as then & there Orde[red that y] 

meetinghouse Jntended to be [built for y use] 

of ffriends in Oysterbaye shall be m[ade] 36[foote long] 

& 24 foote wide & 12 foote y" stoode- 

And Allsoe itt is by ffriends agreed that Samm[uell 

Andrewes & John ffeakes shall make & Sett 

a strong & SufiBoient frame every waye Sui[tablel 

and Answerable for the End & use affore sd [and] 

they are to have the Summe of fifteene po[unds] 

which Summ is to be p'' in wheate att i-.G"^ 

pease att 3':6"' Jndian att 2*:6* porke att [4" per lb] 

to all w^ y* si John ffeakes & Sammuell [Andrews] . 

are Contented with and promise they s[hall endeavor] 

to have itt upp for the further fi[nishing by] 

y 30^ daye of the first^ mon'Ji : 73: 

Jt is further agreed That for y sd [sum Samuel] 

and John shall make: 8: windowes [2 on] 

one side the house, & 2 one the other side & 2 [in the] 

ends belowe all made fitt for glasse, togeather [with] 

window shutts & 2 windowes in the Gable ends [with] 

Shutts likewise they are to make 2 Doors 

One in one side of itt &, the other in y" o[ther side] 

Jtt is to bee understood both these doors a[re pro] 

ber* duble doors with 2: dorment windowes 

& for makeing all these they to have 5£ mor[e which] 

makes y^ Sum: 20£ 

To begin heare, Concluding that all 

meetings Called men & womens 

JenErall meetings ware Quarter 

ly meetings wheather So named or 

No Until Monthly meetins be named. 

t For a more detailed account of " Early Long Island Records." 
the reader is referred to the five weekly issues of Frienns' Intelli- 
gewer and Journal from 1st mo 30. to 2d mo. 27, 1897.— Editor. 

1 Killioifworth, afterward called Matineoock. the Indian name 
for ■' the land that overlooks "the aJjaceat country. 

2 12 feet in the stnil. i. e. height of frami. 

3 Uarch. 

* Proper i. e. complete. 



[Excerpts from pamphlet report ot proceedings, published at expense of both yearly meetings, by Friends Book & Tract 
Committee, 45 East Tenth street, New York.] 

In 1894 the Yearly Meetings of the two bodies 
of Friends in New York decided to observe with 
suitable exercises, in 1895, the two hundredth 
anniversary of the establishment of New York 
Yearly Meeting, and each referred the matter 
to its Representative Committee. Each of these 
appointed Special Committees with authority to 
arrange for a joint celebration. The meetings 
of these committees were characterized by much 
kindness and courtesy, and it was arranged to 
hold the celebration on the 29th of Fifth month, 
at Flushing, where the Yearly Meeting was 
held during its first eighty-two years. The 
Town Hall, having the largest audience room in 
the place, was secured for the purpose of the 
meeting. It was arranged that the exercises 
should consist of an historical address, a poem, 
and addresses upon "What Friends Have Done 
for the World" and "Woman's Position in the 
Society of Friends." 

The meeting was held at the time designated. 
The attendance was very large, and the occasion 
proved of great interest. Robert S. Haviland, 
of Chappaqua, N. Y., presided, by the appoint- 
ment of the Committee of Arrangements, and 
at the opening of the meeting made some appro- 
priate remarks and read the 90th Psalm. After 
a time of silence, prayer was offered by Ruth 8. 
Murray, of New England Yearly Meeting. The 
program was then carried out as arranged. 

Opening Address. 

One of our wise men has said that if we are 
to hold a man to strict account for all his actions, 
he should have been allowed to choose his 

We have not been thus privileged, but it is 
our privilege to-day to ratify the choice that has 
been made for us and to rejoice in the memory 
of a godly ancestry, whose earnest efforts in the 
cause of truth have enriched our lives with so 
much that makes life of value. 

Two hundred years of Minding the Light 
ought to have rewarded us with a strengthened 
and enlarged vision. 

That the eye has been sufficiently single to 
eiTect these results we may well question of 
ourselves today. 

We welcome you, Friends, all, to this joint 
celebration of the two hundredth anniversary 
of the establishment of New York Yearly 
Meeting of Friends. 

We welcome you to this historic ground, 
where for nearly the first century of its exist- 
ence the Yearly Meeting had its home, and from 
out whose peaceful shades the settlers early 
went forth to found new settlements of Friends 
in the wilds of Westchester and Dutchess and 
northerly to within the Canadian border. We 
welcome you as Friends in fact as well as in 

Extracts from an Historical Sketch. 
by .tames wood. 

The progress of Christian doctrine in the 
Protestant Reformation in Great Britain was 
by slow and irregular stages. During the reign 
of Henry VIII, the departure from Rome was 
more in outward form and government than in 
real principles, and much that was gained under 
Edward VI. was lost during the reigu of Mary. 
As freedom of thought and discussion asserted 
themselves during the following three-quarters 
of a century, there was great commotion in 
religious affairs, and a multitude of sects sprang 
into existence. The national church of England 
at first took but a short step in the new direc- 
tion, and afterward increased the distance with 
great caution. The new sects took their stand 
with more or less disregard of the past, some 
upon one doctrine or practice, some upon 
another; but they were all, though in varying 
degrees, compromises with Rome, each retain- 
ing some doctrine or practice, some ordinances 
or ritual, that still identified it with the system 
of the old hierarchy. 



If the crucial distinction between Catholicism 
and Protestantism is correctly expressed in the 
formula of Schleiermacher, that "Catholicism 
makes the believer's relation to Christ depend 
upon his relation to the church, while Protest- 
antism makes the relation of the believer to the 
church depend upon his relation to Christ," then 
a remnant of Catholicism, more or less pro- 
nounced, was found wherever any churchly rite 
or ceremony was required, or wherever any 
trace of sacerdotalism was continued. 

It was not until one hundred years had ex- 
pired after the Keformation began, that it 
reached its culmination in the progress of doc- 
trine by a severance from Catholicism that was 
complete and absolute. It was given to George 
Pox to see and to declare that the troubled soul 
can find access to and acceptance with God with- 
out the intervention of any human priest, or 
ordinance, or ceremony whatsoever. His pre- 
sentation of the doctrine of the abiding of the 
Holy Spirit in the soul of the believer contained 
the most exalting truth ever announced to 
man as pertaining to his existence here. Thomas 
Carlyle has called this a revelation of "the 
divine idea of the universe," and it led him to 
declare that the preaching of Fox was "the most 
remarkable incident in modern history." 

With the spread of the new doctrine in nearly 
all ranks of sociely in England, and the growth 
of the new organization until the kingdom 
swarmed with its adherents, it is not our present 
purpose to deal. It was not long before the 
advocates of the new doctrine crossed the 
Atlantic, and the history of Friends in America 
began. As is well known, its earliest chapters 
were darkened by persecution and blood, but 
they were made brilliant by steadfast faith and 
holy endurance. In considering these persecu- 
tions we must remember the times in which 
they occurred. Justice requires that we shall 
bear in mind how lightly human life was 
regarded, how little personal liberty was 
esteemed, and how hard was the public sense in 
regard to corporal punishment. In England 
there were almost numberless offenses punish- 
able with death; and the stocks, the pillory and 
the whipping-post found victims with trivial 

It is not necessary to speak in detail of the 
reception given them iu Massachusetts. There 
were two sides to the dispute. From the Puritan 
standpoint the Quaker had no right to go there. 
The Puritans had come to Massachusetts to 
establish a religious, not a civil, commonwealth. 
Only members of their church were eligible to 
citizenship; all others were merely tolerated. 
The teachings of the Quaker were subversive of 
their order, and therefore he was excluded. 
The Quakers took broader ground. They 
claimed that as Englishmen they had the legal 
right to visit or to live wherever the English 
flag proclaimed English jurisdiction. This 

claim rested upon that clause in the Massachu- 
setts charter which expressly guaranteed "all 
liberties and immunities of free and natural 
subjects of the realm; to all Englishmen which 
shall go to and inhabit Massachusetts," or 
"which shall happen to be born there, or on the 
seas in going thither or returning from thence." 
The Quaker stood upon the higher moral and 
legal ground — the Puritan had the physical 
power. The result was one of those sad episodes 
in history over which, in this age, it is better to 
throw the mantle of charity, with devout thank- 
fulness that our lot is cast in better times. 

The persecutions of the Quakers in Massa- 
chusetts turned the stream that continued to 
cross the Atlantic, and led to the settlement 
upon Long Island. 

Very naturally the Friends looked to the 
Dutch for religious toleration. The Puritans 
themselves had gone to Holland to find religious 
liberty when they had been compelled to flee 
from England. Many others besides Friends 
came to Long Island from Massachusetts to 
escape the religious restraint there. The first 
who afterward became connected with Friends 
was Lady Deborah Moody. She settled in Lynn, 
Massachusetts, in 1640, and received a grant of 
four hundred acres of land. "She was a woman 
of consequence, and was treated with great 
respect till she fell under discipline and was 
excommunicated from the church for religious 
sentiments deemed heretical." Governor Win- 
throp thus speaks of her in his journal: "In 
1643 Lady Moody was in the colony of Massa- ' 
chusetts, a wise and anciently religious woman; 
and being taken with the error of denying bap- 
tism to infants was dealt withal by many of the 
elders and others, and admonished by the church 
of Salem, whereof she was a member; but per- 
sisting still, and to avoid further trouble, etc., 
she removed to the Dutch against the advice of 
her friends." On Dec. 19, 1645, Gov. Kieft, 
of New Amsterdam, issued a general patent for 
the town of Gravesend, Long Island, to Lady 
Deborah Moody, Sir Henry Moody her son, 
George Baxter and James Hubbard, their heirs i 
and successors, "to have and enjoy free liberty \ 
of conscience, according to the customs and - 
manners of Holland, without molestation." 
Gravesend was planted entirely by English 
settlers from Massachusetts, and, unlike the 
"five Dutch towns," which constituted the rest 
of the county, the records were kept from the 
commencement of the settlement in the English 
language. The town was laid out on a very 
liberal scale, with streets radiating from a 
central square. For forty years it was the capi- 
tal of Kings county, and there the courts were i 
held. Friends came to Gravesend in consider- 
able numbers in 1656 and '57, and their views met 
with favor. "Many of the inhabitants readily 
embraced their doctrines and discipline, and the 
first regular meeting on the island was organized 


and maintained here." Naturally, the views 
upon the rite of baptism which Lady Moody, 
and probably many of her associates, enter- 
tained, strengthened in their minds by the harsh 
treatment they had received both in Massa- 
chusetts and in Connecticut, when on their way 
to Long Island, prepared many of them to 
adopt the Quaker system when it was intro- 
duced among them. Croese says, "Meetings 
were held at the house of Lady Moody, who 
managed all things with such prudence and 
observance of time and place as to give no 
offense to any person of any other religion, so 
she and her people remained free from all 
molestation." Lady Moody received courteous 
consideration from the Dutch Governors, and 
for many years had the naming of the Gravesend 
magistrates. Wm. Boione, a Friend, was a 
magistrate there in 16.57. 

Flushing was settled from the east, probably 
by dissenters who were impatient of religious 
restraint in Massachusetts, and who sought a 
larger liberty under the Dutch. They were 
carefiil to have inserted in their charter granted 
by Governor Kieft, October 10, 1645, a clause 
permitting them "to have and enjoy the liberty 
of conscience according to the manner and cus- 
tom of Holland without molestation from any 
magistrate or any ecclesiastical minister that 
may pretend jurisdiction over them." For two 
years they had no minister. When Stuyvesant 
succeeded Kieft in the Dutch governorship in 
1647, he urged upon their attention the pro- 
priety of cilling a minister, and recommended 
the Kev. Francis Doughty. He soon settled 
there, but the people refused to pay his salary 
of 600 guilders, so that he was compelled to 
leave, and finally went to Virginia. It has been 
stated that he subsequently united with Friends, 
but I can find no evidence of his having done 
so. For many years there was no regular 
preaching at Flushing. The state of religion 
was thus, described by the Dutch ministers, 
Megapolensis and Drisius, in 1657: "At Flush- 
ing they have heretofore had a Presbyterian 
preacher who conformed to our church, but 
many of the people became endowed with divers 
opinions, and it was with them qiiot homines 
tot sententiw" {&B many creeds as men). 

It was in Eighth month, 1657, just ten years 
after George Fox began to preach in England, 
that ministering Friends came to Long Island 
and held meetings in Hempstead, Jamaica, 
Flushing and Gravesend. Robert Hodgson and 
Robert Fowler were among the number. Set- 
tlers of the sect had preceded them, among 
whom was Richard Smith. Now there began 
on the part of Governor Stuyvesant a persecu- 
tion of the Quakers only second to that so much 
better known in Massachusetts. In the instruc- 
tions given by the Directors of the Dutch West 
India Company the official oath required "the 
maintenance of the reform religion in con- 

formity with the decrees of the Synod of Dort- 
recht, and not to tolerate in public any other 
sect." In this Stuyvesant had an excuse for a 
course of conduct which seemed suited to his 
character. In 1656 he imprisoned some Luther- 
ans, and was sharply reproved therefor by the 
council of the West India Company. So far as 
appears, the ministration of the Friends pro- 
voked no immediate opposition from Governor 
Stuyvesant other than the posting of placards 
forbidding "the harboring of Quakers as dis- 
turbers of the public peace." The order was the 
subject of grave deliberation at a town meeting 
held in Flushing, Twelfth month 27th, 1657, at 
the house of Michael Milner; Tobias Feake, the 
sheriff, a New England man, drew up a remon- 
strance, which was signed by thirty of the 
townsmen. They declared that they could not 
in conscience lay violent hands upon the Qua- 
kers, but should give them free ingress and 
egress to their town and houses. The Governor 
was in a rage. He had most of the signers 
arrested. The sheriff was removed from his 
office, as also was the town clerk, who had signed 
the remonstrance. The immediate cause of the 
meeting was the arrest of Henry Townsend, 
who was fined and imprisoned for holding meet- 
ings at his house. Being a person of great 
worth and consideration, the people were deeply 
incensed. The signers of the remonstrance 
were imprisoned until the 26th of Third month, 
when they were released, and the Governor, in 
order to prevent as much as possible the conse- 
quences of Quaker influence among the people, 
resolved to change the municipal government 
of the town of Flushing. After formally par- 
doning the town for its mutinous resolutions, 
he abolished the town meetings and ordered 
that a council be chosen from certain respect- 
able citizens. He stated that "in future I shall 
appoint a sheriff acquainted not only with the 
English and Dutch languages, but with Dutch 
practical law; that a tax of twelve stivers per 
morgen of land be laid upon the inhabitants 
for the support of the orthodox minister, and 
such as do not sign a written submission to the 
same in six weeks may dispose of their property 
and leave the soil of this government." Robert 
Hodgson, continuing his preaching, was seized 
and committed to prison on the accusation of 
holding conventicles. "A guard was sent from 
New Amsterdam to bring him before the Gov- 
ernor and council. Two women who had enter- 
tained him were also taken, one of whom had a 
young child. They were put into a cart, and 
Hodgson, having been fastened behind it, was 
dragged through the woods by night to the city 
and thrust into the dungeon of Fort Amster- 
dam. On being brought out the next day, he 
was examined, condemned and sentenced to two 
years' hard labor, or to pay a fine of 600 guilders. 
With the latter alternative he was either unable 
or unwilling to comply, and was again confined, 


without permission to see or converse with any 
one. Being afterwards chained to a wheelbar- 
row and commanded to work, he refused to do 
so, and was by order of the court beaten by a 
negro with a tarred rope till he fainted; the 
punishment was continued at intervals to one 
hundred lashes. After having been for some 
months confined and frequently scourged as 
before, he was liberated at the solicitation of 
Gov. Stuyvesant's sister, and banished from the 

John Bowne was the leading member among 
Friends, and for many years was regarded as 
their representative member. The history of 
their establishment requires some special men- 
tion of his coming to America and his accept- 
ance of the doctrines of Friends. He was born 
at Matlock, in Derbyshire, England, on the 9th 
of Third month, 1627, and was baptized in the 
parish church there on the 29th of the same 
month. His father was Thomas Bowne, who 
was baptized, as stated in the records. Fifth 
month 25th, 1595, and he came to America with 
his son and all his family, except one daughter, 
and died at Flushing. The family came to 
America early in 1<)4:9. 

In Tenth month, IGSO, John Bowne returned 
to England, and again arrived in America in 
1651, landing at Boston, Fifth month 25th. On 
Sixth month 15th following, he visited Flushing 
in company with Edward Farrington, who is 
supposed to have married his sister Dorothy. 
The family soon after removed to Flushing and 
settled there. On Fifth .nonth 7th, 1656, John 
Bowne and Hannah Field* were married at 
Flushing, and in 1661 he built the house which 
was used as a meeting-place for Friends for 
nearly forty years, which is still standing, an 
historic monument of Flushing, and which has 
been owned and occupied by his lineal descend- 
ants to the present time. 

In the year of their marriage Hannah Bowne 
became acquainted with some of the Friends, 
who at that time were in the practice of holding 
meetings for worship in the woods. She soon 
after became a member. Her husband from 
curiosity attended a meeting, and was deeply 
impressed with the beauty and simplicity of 
their worship. He invited them to meet at his 
house, and soon after he joined in membership 
with them. 

Meetings had not long been held at the house 
of John Bowne before complaints were made 
against him, as appears from the following 
translation from the Dutch records now pre- 
served in Albany : "Complaints made 24th of 
August, 1662, by the magistrates of Flushing, 
that many of the inhabitants are followers of 
the Quakers who hold their meetings at the 

• The Bowae records give the name Hannah FWd. bnt it is 
believed by careful investigators that her name was Hannah Faake. 
Sea N. Y Qta. and Biog. Record, vol. ii., p. 12— [James Wood. | 

It has been definitely settled that John Bowne's first wife was 
Hannah Feake, danghterot Robert and Elizabeth (Fones-Winthrop) 
Eeake.-LUeorge W. Cocks.] 

house of John Bowne." An ordinance of the 
West India Company of 1662 provided that 
"besides the Reformed religion no con- 
venticles should be holden in houses, barns, 
ships, woods or fields, under the penalty of fifty 
guilders for the first offense, double for the 
second, and arbitrary correction for every other." 
Under the authority of this ordinance we 
find that great numbers, including many women, 
suffered severely, both by direct action of the 
Governor and by his courts held at Gravesend. 
John Bowne was arrested Ninth month 1st, 
1662, charged with "harboring Quakers and 
permitting them to hold their meetings at his 
house." He was then taken a prisoner to Fort 
Amsterdam, and on the 14th of the same month 
the "court held by the Lords, Director General 
and Council at Fort Amsterdam in the Nether- 
lands," entered the following judgment: "Be- 
cause John Bowne, at present prisoner, dwell- 
ing at Flushing upon Long Island, has made no 
scruple in vilipendatiou of the orders and man- 
dates of the Director General and Council of the 
New Netherlands, we do in justice to the high 
and mighty states of the United Provinces and 
the administrators of the West India Company 
of the Chamber of Amsterdam, having heard 
the demand of the substitutes, and the acknowl- 
edgment of the prisoner, have condemned and 
do condemn the said John Bowne by those 
present — boete — 5 and 20 pounds Flemish with 
the charges of the Justician, and with express 
admonition and interdict to abstain from all 
such forementioned meetings and conventicles, 
or-else for the second bo3te he be condemned 
in a double boete, and for the third boete to be 
banished out of this province of New Nether- 
lands." John Bowne refused to pay the fine, 
and was then confined in a dungeon and 
restricted to bread and water, no person what- 
ever being allowed to speak with him. As this 
did not change his steadfastness of purpose he 
was some time afterward taken to the Stadthaus 
and put in the prison-room there, and was 
allowed to see his wife and other friends. He 
was then notified that the Court had resolved 
that he must pay the fine that had been imposed 
or be sent out of the country, or he would be 
set free if he would promise to leave the country 
in three months. He still remained firm in his 
purpose not to compromise his principles in any 
way. On Tenth month 21st he was per- 
mitted to visit his friends under a promise to 
return in three days, and on the 3 1 st of that 
month he was put on board ship and sent a 
prisoner to Holland. He arrived at Amsterdam 
on the 29th ot Second month, 1663. The fol- 
lowing statement was forwarded by the authori- 
ties of New Netherlands to the West India 
Company: "Honorable, Eight Respectable 
Gentlemen. We omitted in our general letter 
the trouble and difficulties which we and many 
of our good inhabitants have since sometimes 



met with, and daily are renewed by the sect 
called Quakers, chiefly in the county and prin- 
cipally in the English villages, establishing for- 
bidden conventicles and frequenting those 
against our published placards, and disturbing 
in a manner the public peace, in so far that 
several of our magistrates and well-affectioned 
subjects remonstrated and complained to us 
from time to time of their insufferable obstin- 
acy, unwilling to obey our orders or judgment. 
Among others was one of their principal leaders 
named John Bowne, who for his transgressions 
was, in conformity to the placards, condemned 
to an amends of 150 Guilders in suevant, who 
has been now under arrest more than three 
months for his unwillingness to pay, obstinately 
persisting in his refusal, in which he still con- 
tinues, so that we at last resolved, or were 
rather compelled, to transport him in this ship 
from this province in the hope that others 
by it be discouraged. If nevertheless by these 
means no more salutary impression is made 
upon others, we shall, though against our inclin- 
ations, be compelled to prosecute such persons 
in a more severe manner, and which we pre- 
viously solicit to be favored with your Honours' 
wise and foreseeing judgment. With which 
after our cordial salutations we recommend your 
Honours to God's protection, and remain 
Honourable and Right Respectable Gentlemen, 
your Honour's faithful servants." 

The officials of the West India Company 
considered the case and drew up a paper for 
John Bowne to sign. In reply he sent to 
the company the following dignified statement: 
"Friends, the paper drawn up for me to sub- 
scribe I have perused and weighed, and do find 
the same not according to that engagement to 
me through one of your members, viz. : that he 
or you would do therein by me as you would be 
done unto, and not otherwise. For which of you 
being taken from your wife and family, without 
just cause, would be bound from returning to 
them unless upon terms to act contrary to your 
conscience, and deny your faith and religion, 
yet this in effect do you require of me and not 

"But truly, I cannot think that you did in 
sober earnest ever think I would subscribe to 
any such thing, it being the very thing for 
which I rather chose freely to suffer want of 
the company of my dear wife and children, 
imprisonment of my person, the ruin of my 
estate in my absence there, and the loss of my 
goods here, than to yield or consent to such an 
unreasonable thing as you thereby would enjoin 
me unto. 

"For which I am persuaded you will not only 
be judged in the sight of God, but by good and 
goily men, rather to have mocked at the oppres- 
sions of the oppressed and added afflictions to 
the afflicted than herein to have done to me as 
youin the like case would be done unto, which 

the royal cause of our God requires. I have 
with patience and moderation waited several 
weeks expecting justice from you, but behold an 
addition to my oppression in the measure I 

"Wherefore I have this now to request for 
you, that the Lord will not lay this to your 
charge, but to give eyes to see and hearts to do 
justice, that you may find mercy with the Lord 
in the day of judgment. 

"John Bowne." 

In the Fourth month John Bowne was 
released. He returned to America by the way 
of England and the Island of Barbadoes, but 
did not reach Flushing until First month 30th, 

The authorities in Amsterdam sent to the 
officials in New Netherlands the following de- 
cision, dated Amsterdam, April 16, 1663: 
"We, finally, did see from your last letter, that 
you had exiled and transported hither a certain 
Quaker named John Bowne, and although it is 
our cordial desire that similar and other sec- 
tarians might not be found there, yet as the 
contrary seems to be the case, we doubt very 
much if rigorous proceedings against them 
ought not to be discontinued except you intend 
to check and destroy your population, which, 
however, in the youth of your existence, ought 
rather to be encouraged by all possible means. 

"Wherefore it is our opinion that some con- 
nivance would be useful that the consciences of 
men, at least, ought ever to remain free and 
unshackled. Let everyone be unmolested as 
long as he is modest, as long as his conduct in 
a political sense is unimpeachable, as long as he 
does not disturb others or oppose the govern- 
ment. This maxim of moderation has always 
been the guide of the magistrates of this city, 
and the consequence has been that from every 
land people have flocked to this asylum. Tread 
thus in their steps, and we doubt not you will 
be blessed. 

"(Signed) The directors of the West India 
Company, Amsterdam Department. 

"Abraham Wilmandonk, 
"David Von Baekle." 

This document has peculiar historic interest 
because of the fact that it was the first official 
proclamation of religious liberty for any part 
of America, except Maryland. With this decree 
the persecution of Friends on Long Island 

While in Holland John Bowne wrote letters 
to his wife and numbers of Friends, which are 
still preserved. They are remarkable for the 
illustrations they give of unflinching steadfast- 
ness of purpose, for the beautiful and lofty 
ideas expressed in them, and for the-ir elegant 
and sometimes scholarly diction. In one of 
these he said; "Dear George Fox and many 


more Friends desire their dear love and tender 
salutations remembered to all Friends." From 
this we may infer that he was visited at Amster- 
dam by George Fox and others. 

Hannah Bowne, wife of John Bowne, became 
a minister, and made two religious visits to 
England and Ireland, and one to Holland and 
Friesland. The letters of her husband sent to 
her there are admirable in their expressions of 
tender affection and of interest in her religious 
service. In one of these he quaintly remarks : 
"Dear heart, to particularize all that desire to 
be remembered to thee would be exceedingly 
large, but this I may say for all Friends in gen- 
eral, relations and neighbors, and people, the 
like largeness of love for one particular person 
I have seldom found amongst them, as it is for 
thee." John Bowne joined his wife in England 
in 1676, and accompanied her in her religious 
service until the Twelfth month, 1677, when she 
died in London. His testimony concerning her, 
given at her funeral at the Peel meeting, was 
"remarkable for its tenderness and beauty. 

The estimation in which John Bowne was 
held by Friends is shown by the following 
quaint certificate recorded upon the minutes of 
Flushing Monthly Meeting. 

["In] the mens and womens me[eting] on long 
Island in America. 

"These are to certif[y to all whom [it may c[on- 
cerns that] our deare and well beloved friend 
John Bowne of iTlus[hing on Long Island as 
afforesaid in the province of New Torke 
i[nasmuch as] his occasions at this time 
Eequireing his being in ould [England] by 
the first convaance, is for his Life ande [conver- 
sation] unblamable and of good Report and is 
likewise intreu [love and] unity with all friends 
in the truth heare, as by large & [long] 
expearince we have all found and wittnesed." 
Signed by many Friends. 

The records of the same meeting nineteen 
years later contain the following minute. "John 
Bowne dyed 20 day of the 10 month, in the 
yeare 1695 and was bured ye 23 day of 
same being about sixty-eiglit yeares of age. he 
did Frely Expose himself his house and his estate 
to ye service of truth And had a constant 
meeting in his house near About forty yeares. 

He was thrice married. His second wife was 
Hannah Bickerstaff, and his third was Mary 
Cock. Hee allso suffered very much for ye 
truth's sake." 

The meeting-house* now standing in Flushing 
was erected in 1696. The circumstance of its 
erection is explained by a petition of Samuel 
Haight, of Flushing, bearing date June 17, 
1697, preserved with the State archives at 
Albany, in which he says that his step-father- 

* The meeting-hoase was erected in 1695 and the first meeting 
recorded as being held therein was a Quarterly Meeting, 25th of third 
month of that year. In 170? Samoei Haight wrote in the record 
book an acknowledgment of having received the £)0 he had laid out 
in bmlding the house.— [John Cox, Jr.J. 

in-law, Wm. Noble, lately deceased, and having 
no issue of his own body, left his estate to his 
widow during her life, and at her death to the 
people called (Quakers, the land then being in 
the posession of the widow and the petitioner. 
In consideration of the request of the deceased, 
the petitioner had erected a meeting-house for 
the Quakers in that town at his own charge, 
and prays that certain tracts of land may be 
confirmed to him at the death of the widow. 
On the same date a patent was issued in accord- 
ance with the petition. 

In O' Callahan's History of New Netherlands, 
it is stated that Wm. Noble was a magistrate in 
Flushing in 1658, and was one of the number 
arrested by Governor Stuyvesant for refusing to 
molest the Quakers. 

From the journals of Friends' ministers who 
came to Long Island we find that the member- 
ship must have increased rapidly, as many 
meetings had become established. John Tay- 
lor says he passed through Long Island in the 
spring of 1659 and attended meetings at Se- 
tauket. Oyster B^iy, Hempstead, Gravesend and 
other places. "Being joined in the winter by 
Mary Dyer, we had several brave meetings 
together, and the Lord's power was with us 
gloriously." George Wilson speaks of increas- 
ing numbers in 1661. William Edmundson 
says in the year 1672, "I went to Long Island, 
where there were many honest, tender Friends, 
and having several meetings with them there, 
we were well refreshed and comforted together 
in the Lord." 

"In the year 1672 George Fox himself visited 
America, coming by way of the Barbadoes. He 
landed in Maryland in the early spring, and 
traveled northward through the wilderness to 
visit Friends on Long Island and in New Eng- 
land. He was accompanied by John Burnyeat 
Eobert Widders and George Pattison, and also 
by John Jay, a planter and merchant of Bar- 
badoes, and by others. He crossed the lower 
bay of New York, landed at Coney Island, 
visited Friends at Gravesend, Flushing and 
other points, and attended a Half-year meeting 
at Oyster Bay.* From the account in his 
journal it is evident there were a great 
number of Friends at these places. It is a 
remarkable fact, illustrating Friends' care not 
to glorify any man, that no mention is made of 
Fox's visit in any record of any meeting, 
although regular minutes were kept before the 
time of his visit. Afterward the attendance of 
all ministers from beyond the limits of the meet- 
ing was recorded, and the practice still con- 
tinues. Fox went to Rhode Island, where he 
attended the Yearly Meeting for New England, 
and was entertained at the Governor's house. 
He returned to Long Island, and in his journal 

*It wai the Fall Half- Year meeting, held near the close of Ninth 
(now Eleventh) month, 1872, that George Fox attended, on his return 
from New England, as Bowden's and Thomas' Histories show.— 
[John Cox, Jr.]. 


Now occupied by Hicksite Friends. 

Piloto-Engraved for this work, through the kindness of John Cox, Jr., of New York, and George W. Cocks, 

of Glen Cove, L. I. 


Reprinted by permission of Friends' Book and Tract Committee, New York. 

From pamphlet report of proceedings ip. 38' at Bi-Centennial Celebration, 1895. Published at expense of 

both Yearly Meetings by Friends' Book and Tract Committee, an Orthodox Organization. 

NOTE. This high, story-and-a-half building, shingled on the sides, with the roof hipped from all sides, 

has the doors on the side away from the present street and facing the grave-yard. Timber for this 

house was cut in the winter of 1693-4, and a quarterly meeting was held in it on the 24th of ninth 

month, 1694, as shown by the records. It was used during the Revolutionary War as a military 


we read: "At Oyster Bay we had a very large 
meeting. The same day James Lancaster and 
Christopher Hoklen went over the bay to Rye, 
on the Continent, in Governor Winthrop's gov- 
ernment, and had a meeting." These were the 
first Quakers, so far as known, who set foot in 
Westchester county. He states further, "from 
Oyster Bay we passed about thirty miles to 
Flushing, where we had a very large meeting, 
many hundreds of people being there, some of 
whom came about thirty miles to it. A 
glorious and heavenly meeting it was (praised 
be the Lord God), and the people were much 

Fox returned to Maryland, Philadelphia not 
having been then founded, without visiting the 
city of New York. Sewel and other historians 
have probably been in error as to his having 
visited the Governor there. 

After leaving Long Island George Fox sent a 
letter to John Bowne from Maryland, 1st of 
Eleventh month, 1672, which concludes with, 
"Remember my dear love to Friends at Oyster 
Bay and Gravesend, and all the rest as though 
I named them, and for all of them to dwell in 
the word cf God together as heirs of grace and 
life, and so the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 
be in and with you all, Amen. 

The meetings upon Long Island appear to 
have been established in the following order: 
those at Gravesend and Flushing in 1657, that 
at Oyster Bay in 1660, those at the Farms, the 
Kills and Newtown before 1676, Matinecock in 
1HS4, Jamaica and Hempstead in 1692. In 16S7 
the Monthly Meeting ordered that meetings be 
held at Edmund Titus', Westbury, at Jericho, 
Bethpage and Jerusalem. Sequatogue was 
established in 1700, Cow Neck in 1703, Hunt- 
ington in 1728, Rockaway in 1742, Setauket 
in 1743, and Stony Brook at some previous 

The earlier meetings were soon organized 
into Monthly and Quarterly Meetings, and a 
half-year Meeting was held at (Jyster Bay from 
1665. The earliest records we can now find 
began in 1671. 

The meetings of Long Island were organized 
into a Yearly Meeting, and became independent 
of New England, by the following minute of 
New England Yearly Meeting: "At a Yearly 
Meeting at the house of Walter Newberry, in 
Rhode Island, 14th of Fourth month, 1695, 
among the meetings called are Long Island. It 
is agreed that the meetings at Long Island be 
from this time a general Meeting, and that John 
Bowne and John Rodman shall take care to 
r-eceive all such papers as shall come to the 
Yearly Meeting in Long Island, and correspond 
with Friends appointed in London." It was 
held at Flushing until 1777, when it was 
removed to Westbury, and in 1794 it was 
removed to New York city. * * * 


The records of the Yearly Meeting and 
Monthly Meetings contain many entries of 
great interest, some of them upon subjects of 
much importance. The earliest general con- 
cern of Friends upon Long Island seems to 
have been upon the use of tobacco, which the 
influence of their Dutch neighbors probably 
tended to increase. Under date of Eighth 
month 13th, 1685, we find the following: "This 
meeting hath drawn up a paper conserning the 
disorderly smooking of tobacco & have left 
ye care of it unto John B wnc, Will Richardson 
& tirancis Richardson, to see yt coppios be of 
ye sd paper be sents accordingly as ye desire of 
friends to be senttoyemeeting[8]of ye naboring 
provinces, & they to se ye Sd paper be recorded 
in a book." The neighboring province was New 
England, to whose Yearly Meeting the meet- 
ings on Long Island then belonged. (;)n the 
second page of the records of the Yearly Meet- 
ing of Friends for New England we find the 
following under the date of Fourth month 14th, 
1686. "At a general Yearly Meeting at the 
house of Wm. Coddington, R. I. The several 
meetings, to wit: Sandwich, Scituate, Salem, 
Piscataqua, Oyster Bay being called, the testi- 
mony of Friends at Oyster Bay against the 
immoderate use of tobacco being read in the 
meetings having unity with it, have agreed 
that copies of it be sent to the several meetings 
in New England, and all Friends are desired 
in the love of God everywhere to take heed of 
it." Friends steadily continued to oppose the 
use of tobacco. The Quarterly Meeting on 
Long Island recorded in 177i, "Friends are 
clear of chewing tobacco in meeting." * 
* * * Young Friends were educated 
to exercise great care in reference to marriage . 
This is interestingly illustrated in the follow- 
ing letter from Hannah Bourne, daughter of 
John Bowne, to her parents who were then in 
England: "And dear father and mother, I may 
also acquaint you, that one Benjamin Field, 
the youngest son of our friend Susanna Field, 
has tendered his love to me, the question he has 
indeed proposed is concerning marriage, the 
which as yet I have not at present rejected, nor 
given much way to, nor do I intend to proceed nor 
let out my affections too much toward him until 
I have well considered the thing, and have your 
and friends' advice and consent concerning it." 
Benjamin Field and Hannah Bowne were 
married in due time. * . * * # 

In 1771 the Yearly Meeting directed that 
£100 be raised and "paid to Samuel Bowne, 
merchant in New York, to be by him transmit- 
ted to the Meeting for Sufferings in London to 
defray the public expenses of the S .ciety." 
Flushing Quarterly Meeting raised £'50 of this 
sum, and Purchase Quarterly Meeting £40. 
Money was raised for the same purpose in 
other years. 







O quiet house, that now reposes 
So peacefully beneath the trees, 

'Mid clustering vines and fragrant roses, 
And slumberous murmur of the bees. 

No towering shaft, — no sculptured fane, 
Records the deeds that here were wrought, 

The workers pass,— their works remain. 
The blessings of enfranchised thought. 

There gathered round this ingle-eide, 

In sixteen hundred sixty-two. 
An earnest band, oft sorely tried. 

Reviled, proscribed, yet staunch and true. 

They had left English hearth and home. 
And all the world would reckon dear. 

With Him they loved, content to roam 
As strangers and as pilgrims here. 

The woods had been their meeting-place. 
Their temple's arch the vaulted sky; 

A living silence filled the space. 
Or prayer and praise ascended high. 

But when upon this chosen site 
His homestead rose complete and fair, 

John Bowne had claimed a brother's right 
With friends beloved, its cheer to share. 

The fire glow fell on faces pale. 

Grave faces schooled in calm endurance, 
Forms spent and worn in noisome gaol. 

But eyes alight with hope's assurance. 

The patient faith that naught could daunt. 
Outlived at last the stern decree 

Of Endicott and Stuyvesant, 
And Jesus set his people free. 

Hither came in love and power 
The King's ambassadors of grace; 

George Fox himself in happy hour 
Once tarried in this favored place. 

Too long the tale, though sweet, to tell 
Of all who wrought the blest increase, 

Who labored in the vineyard well, 
And passed to their eternal peace. 

Fair lies the heritage they won. 

These loyal, fearless pioneers, 
For them their Master's own "Well done" 

Comes echoing down two hundred years. 

Let us, who enter on the fields 

So dearly bought for our possessing, 

Garner the fruit our birthright yields, 
And seek in faith the promised blessing. 

Sing softly, bird on leafy spray, — 
Spring green, O grass, around this door, 

Breathe gently, winds from Rockaway, 
Spare this old house a century more. 

Note— B. J. Lossing, in an illustrated article on 
American Historical Trees in Harper's Monthly for 
May, 1862, speaking of the "Fox Oak," says: "It is on 
quiet Bowne Avenue." Referring to the religious ser- 
vice held by George Fox there in 1672 he quotes the 
latter, "We had a meeting of many hundred people" 
and adds, "There being no place of worship large enough 
to hold the multitude. Fox preached in the shade of 
two large white oak trees near the house of John 
Bowne, a Quaker, who entertained him. 

"Several years ago these venerable oaks showed signs 
of decay; and one of them fell one pleasant breezy 
afternoon in September, 1841. Its companion remains, 
but lite is extinct. I give a portrait of it as it appeared 
in August, 1861. From the ascertained age of the other 
one, it is supposed to be at least four hundred years old. 
Its circumference two feet from the ground is sixteen 

The " Fox Oaks " have long since disappeared. Their 
site, on the other side of the street from, and nearly 
opposite to, the Bowne house, is marked by a small- 
granite stone rising just above the sod, with the inscrip- 
tion " Fox Oaks " cut on the top.— [John Cox, Jr.]. 



















*1. Will of John Shotwell of Woobridg, 
dated 7th day oi first [fifth] month called July 
1719 (in the first part of will). In the latter part 
of the will the date is given as the fourteenth 
day of the fifth month called July. Proved 
Oct. 5, and Letters of Administration granted 
to John Kinsey one of ye Executors sometime 
in Oct. 1719. Mentions wife but does not give 
her name; sons, John and Abraham; daughters, 
Elezebeth Laing and Sarah Smith; witnesses, 
Isabel fich Eandelph, Edward fitz raanlph, John 
Vail; executors, John Kinsey and son law John 
Laing; recorded in Liber A. of Wills, pages 
134 &c. 

♦ 1. Johns Shotwell, Sr., who d. in 1719, probably b. In England 
about 1650-68, a. of Abraham {pp. 86-7), anrt ancestor of the Ea.-.ex 
(now Union) county (N. J.). Shotwells (pp. 134-7), and of a large 
majority ut those now bearing this name In Nortli America. 

* 2. Will of John Shotwell of the Borrough 
Elizabeth, Essex Co., dated the 10th day of the 
Second month 1759. Proved and Probate 
granted June 26th, 1762. Wife Mary; sons, 
John, Abraham, Samuel, Benjamin, Jacob, 
Joseph; daughter, Mary Marsh; executors, 
sons Joseph and Benjamin; witnesses, David 
Brant, Charles Howel, Benjn Jenkins; recorded 
in Liber H. of Wills, pages 156 &c. 

♦3. John3 Shotwell, Jr., 168(i±-1763, of Shotwell's Landing, 
[of John2, Abraham'], (pp. 124-13i). 

*'S. Will of Joseph Shotwell of Woodbridge, 
Rahway, Middlesex Co., dated 13th day of the 
ninth month, 1785. Proved and Probate granted 
September 20th, 1787. Wife Phebe; sons, 
John, Henry, Joseph, James, William; daugh- 



ter, Mary Haydock; brother, Abraham; 
executors, sons John and Henry; witnesses, 
Isaac Martin, Joseph Latham, Anna Dobson; 
recorded in Liber 29 of Wills, pages 343 &c. 

*4. Will of John Shotwell of Elizabeth 
town, Essex Co., dated fifth day of the twelfth 
month 1776. Proved and Probate granted 
September 16, 1782. Sons, John Smith Shot- 
well, Hugh, Jacob, William, Isaiah, James; 
daughters, Matthew, Susannah Townsend, Mary 
Stevens, Sary Smith; grand-daughter, Mary 
Clayton, grand-daughter, Prudence Jones; 
executors, son John Smith Shotwell and Isaiah 
Shotwell and brother Samuel Shotwell; wit- 
^ nesses, Abraham Coles, Henry Line, William 
Shotwell; recorded in Liber M. of Wills, pages 
113 &c. 

*4. Jolin) Shotwell, 1712-1779, "of Plainfield," (pp. 129, 139- 

*5. Will of John Smith Shotwell of the 
township of Westfield, Essex Co., dated thir- 
teenth day of the ninth month 1800. Proved 
and Probate granted April 30th, 1801. Wife 
Phebe; sons, Joseph Smith Shotwell, Nathan 
Shotwell, John Shotwell, William, Samuel; 
daughters, Mary Shotwell, Sarah Shotwell, 
Susanna Morton, Elizabeth Hughes; executrix, 
wife Phebe, brother Jacob Shotwell, and Isaac 
Vail, executors; witnesses, James Brown, John 
■ L. Shotwell, Joseph Cole, 3rd: recorded in 
Liber 89 of Wills, page 315. 

*6. Letters of Guardianship were granted 
unto John Freeman, Junr., Guardian of Joseph 
S. Shotwell, child of John Smith Shotwell, late 
of Essex County, deceased; dated January 16ili, 
1804; recorded in Liber 40 of Wills, page 420. 

■ •«. pp. 142-3, 154. 

7. Letters of Guardianship were granted 
unto John Freeman, Junr., Guardian of Nathan 
Shotwell, child jf John Smith Shotwell, late of 
Essex Co., doceased; dated January 16th, 1S04; 
recorded in Liber 40 of Wills, page 420. 

* 8. Will of Abraham Shotwell of the bor- 
oagh of Elizabeth, Essex Co., dated the 23i-.l 
day of the seventh month 1800. There is an 
addition to the will dated the 28th day of the 
seventh month, 1800. Proved and Probate 
granted February llth, 1801. Wife Lydia; 
sons, Jeremiah, Isaac, John, Aaron, Abraham; 
grand- children, AVilliam and Abigail, children 
of my son Samuel, deceased; executors, son 
Isaac and son in law Edward Moore; witnesses, 
Jeffrey Jones, Prudence Hand, Joseph DCamp; 
recorded in Liber 39 of Wills, pages 244 &c. 

*9. Will of Abraham Shotwell, son of Abra- 
ham Shotwell, late of Elizabeth Town, Kahway, 
deceased, dated tenth day of the third month 
called March, 1801. Proved and Probate 
granted the 28th day of December, 1802. 
Mother, Lydia Shotwell; brothers, Isaac, Aaron 
and John; executors, brothers Isaac. Aaron and 
John; Witnesses, Thomas Bills, William Shot- 
well. Junier, Elizabeth Bills; recorded in Liber 
40 of Wills, page 212. 

* 10. Will of Jacob Shotwell of Bridgetown, 
Middlesex Co., dated the twenty seventh day of 
the fifth month, 1793. Proved and Probate 
granted July 8th, 1793. Wife Catherine; 
daughter, Hannah Shotwell, (wife of Isaac 
Shotwell); sons, Eden Shotwell, Nathan Shot- 
well; executrix, wife Catharine; executors, 
nephew John Shotwell of Bridgetown, Mercht., 
and son Nathan; witnesses, James Haydock, 
Joseph DCamp, Junr., Abel Gibbs; recorded 
in Liber 33 of Wills, page 228. 

*11. Will of Samuel Shotwell of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., dated 2nd of August, 1777. Proved 
and Probate granted April 7th, 1783. S ms, 
Caleb, David; daughters, Sarah Shotwell, Eliza- 
beth Shotwell; John Shotwell, son of my 
Brother Joseph; Eden Shotwell, son of my 
Brother Jacob; Jeremiah Shotwell, son of my 
Brother Abraham; William Shotwell, son of my 
Brother Benjamin; executors, brothers Abra- 
ham Shotwell and Benjamin Shotwell; wit- 
nesses, Sai-ali Horton, Joseph Clarke, Joseph 
DCamp; recorded in Liber 24 of Wills, 
pages 320 &c. 

* 11. Samuel* Shotwell, 1733-1777, 8. of Jnhn3, Jr., of the Lanfl- 
ing. (Seepp. 130, 163-9). 

* 12. Letters of Administration were granted 
unto Elizabeth Shotwell, Administratrix, and 
Hartshorn Fitz Randolph and Richard Fitz 
Randolph, Administrators of David Shotwell, 
late of the county of Sussex, deceased; dated 
December 27th, 1788; recorded in Liber 31 of 
Wills, page 201. 

* 13. Will of Sarah Shotwell of the Borough 
of Elizabeth, County of Essex, dated the eighth 
day of the fifth month 1790. Proved and Pro- 
bate granted the 7th day of June, 1790. 
Brother Caleb Shotwell and David Shotwell 
deed, and Elizabeth Bills my sister now the 
wife of Thomas Bills deed, amongst all their law- 
ful children; executors. Uncle Marmaduke Hunt 
and Cousin Jeremiah Shotwell, son of Abraham; 
witnesses, Jacob Shotwell, Rhoda Morris, James 



Shotwell; recorded in Liber 30 of Wills, 
page 338. 

' 13. Sarah, 1751-1790, dau. of SamueH Shotwell. (See p. 109.) 

* 14. Will of Benjamin Shotwell of Borough 
of Elizabeth, dated the eleventh day of the sec- 
ond mouth 1791. Proved and Probate granted 
May 17th, 1793. Wife, Amy Shotwell; sons, 
William, Richard, Benjamin; brother Abraham; 
daughters, Sarah Lundy, Mary, Elizabeth and 
Lydia, Amy, wife of Charles Brook; grand- 
children. Amy, Benjamin, William and Sarah 
Hampton, Children of my daughter Sarah 
Lundy; father, John Shotwell, deceased; 
executors, son Benjamin, son William; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Marsh, Webster Wynn, Joseph 
DeCamp; recorded in Liber 33 of Wills, pages 
196 &c. 

* 15. Will of Abraham Shotwell of Piscatua, 
Middlesex Co., dated June 20th, 1757. Proved 
and Probate granted November 2nd, 1757. 
Sons, John, Abraham; daughters, Deborah 
Shotwell, Sarah Vail, Elizabeth Webster; 
grand-children, Hannah Shotwell, daughter of 
Daniel and Debory: Abraham Vail, son of John 
Vail and Sarah; Hannah Webster, daughter of 
Joseph Webster and Elizabeth; son-in-law, 
Daniel Shotwell; executor?, son Abraham and 
son-in-law Daniel Shotwell and Nathaniel Fiiz 
Randolph; witnesses. Agues Bloonifield, Jacob 
Thorn, Joseph Shotwell, Jr.; Liber F. of Wills, 
pp. 4(55 &c. 

*16. Will of John Shotwell of Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co., dated November 17th, 1757. 
Proved and Probate granted January 8rd, 1758. 
Wife Anna; sons, John and Jasper; daughter, 
Mary; executors, Recompence Stanbery, James 
Clarkson, Wife, Anna Shotwell; witnesses, Jere- 
miah Wright, Benjamin Shotwell, Robert 
Clarkson; recorded in Liber F. of Wills, pages 
481 &c. 

Joha2, Abra- 

*17. Letters of Guardianship were granted 
to John Carle of Morris Town in the County of 
Morris, appointing; him Guardian of Jasper 
Shotwell, son of John Shotwell, late of the 
County of Middlesex, deceased. Dated the 
twenty fifth of February, 1773; recorded in 
Liber K. of Wills, page 451. 

* 18. Will of Daniel Shotwell of Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co,, dated Dec. 21st, 1732. Proved 
Jan. 30, 173-5. Sons and Executors, Joseph, 
John and Abraham; daughters, Mary, Martha, 
Susannah, Elizabeth, Margaret; witnesses. 

Martha Caujen, Sissell Sariant, Jno. Sarjant; 
recorded in Liber C. of Wills, pages 66 &c. 

* 18. Probably Daniel^ Shotwell, formerly of Staten Island. 
(.See pp. 87-8,, 101-2.) Daniel Shotwell took up 3(X) or more acres 
of land on Staten Island in 1694. In Shrewsbury Q. M. on 37 of 
5 mo., 1713, he said: " Woodbridge friends proposed to this meet- 
ing to have our approbation to have a meeting once in three 
iths at John Shotwell's on Staaten Island, and the meeting 

* 19. Will of Daniel Shotwell of Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co., dated April 18th, 1788. Proved 
and Probate sranted April 13th, 1788. Wife 
Margit; sous, Titus, Daniel; daughters, Hannah 
Moore, Mary Thorn, Elizabeth Marsh, Sarah 
Shotwell; executors, Sou Titus and son in law 
Daniel Moores; witnesses, Nathaniel Heard, 
William Heard, Joseph Shotwell, Junr., Joseph 
Shotwell; recorded in Liber 31 of Wills, paere 

*19. Daniel! Shotwell, 1725-17SS, s. of Joseph^ & Mary (Man- 
ning) Shotwell. (See pp. 149, 103). He (not his son as intimated 
on p. 103), m. 1787, Margaret Alstone or Eleton. 

20. Will of Mary Shotwell of Elizabeth, 
Essex County, dated April 25th, 1770. Proved 
and Probate granted April 30th, 1772. Sons, 
Andrew Hamton, Abner Hamton, Jacob Ham- 
ton; daughters, Hannah Miller, Margaret 
Elston; Rachel Pangborn, Hannah Miller's 
daughter; Sarah, Mary and Anne, daughters of 
her son Jacob Hamton; her son Andrew 
Hamton's eldest son (name not given); his sec- 
ond eon John Hamton; his two youngest 
daughters, Catharine and Margret; grand- 
daughter, Hannah Elston; executors, son in 
law Samuel Elston; witnesses, John Thorn, 
Isaac Thorn, Benjamin Thorn; recorded in 
Liber K. of Wills, page 457. 

*2l. Will of Abraham Shotwell of Wood- 
bridge, Middlesex Co., dated August 7th, 1775. 
Proved and Probate granted October 13th, 
1775. Wife Mary; sous, James, Samuel; 
daughters, Susannah, Rachel, Sarah, Mary and 
Rebecker; executors. Brother Joseph Shotwell, 
and Brother Daniel Shotwell; witnesses, Benja- 
min Shotwell, Sarah Ross afd. Mary Compton; 
recorded in Liber L. of Wills, pages 300 &c. 

*3I. Abraham' Shotwell, b. 173';, s. of Josephs & Mary (Man- 
ning) Shotwell. (See pp. 149, 88.) Ii thus appears that Abraham 
& Mary (Jackson) Shotwell, had several children not recorded 
at p. 88; among them was .iHmes, who may have been identical 
■ ■ ' ,. .. - who m., 1773, Anna 

* 22. Letters of Administration were granted 
unto John Moore, Administrator of James Shot- 
well, late of the County of Middlesex, Dec'd. 
Dated June 22nd, 1795; recorded in Liber 35 of 
Wills, page 201. 

*23. Will of John Shotwell of Woodbridge. 
Middlesex Co., dated October 31, 1743. Proved 
February 14, 1745 <>. Wife, Lydia; sons, John, 



Benjamin, and Joseph; daughters, Elisabeth 
Shotwell, Johanah Stelle, Lydia Shotwell, Mary 
8hotwelland Prudence Shotwell; executors, son 
in law Benja. Stelle, Jr. and Edward Fitz 
Randolph, Jr; witnesses, John Clarkson, Jona- 
than Fitz Randolph, Benja: Stelle; recorded in 
Liber D. of Wills, pages 361 &c. 

*24. "Will of Benjamin Shotwell of the 
township of Woodbridg, County of Middlesex, 
dated August 22ad, 1797. Proved and Probate 
granted the 26th of September, 1797. Wife, 
Elisabeth; sons, John, Manning; daughter, 
Elizabeth Drak; executorp, son John and James 
Bonney; witnesses, Eli Miller, William Edgar, 
Shotwell Bishop; recorded in Liber 36 of Wills, 
page 514. 

*25. Will of Joseph Shotwell Junr. of 
Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., dated July Brd, 
1758. Proved and Probate granted July 29th, 
1758. Wife, Rachel Shotwell; son, Benjamin; 
brother, Benjamin Shotwell; daughters, Rachel 
and Lyda; executors, Benjamin Shotwell 
(brother) and Meter Mar tain (brother); wit- 
nesses, James Fitz Randolph, Rebeckah Fitz 
Randolph, David Edgar; recorded in Liber F. 
of Wills, pages 541 etc. 

• 25. Joseph* Sliotwell, probably son of John3 & Lydia ( ) 

Shotwell. (See p. 139.) 

Note. — John' Shotwell and wife Lydia had:— (1.) 
John, b. 1729+. (2.) Benjamin, b. 1731. (See abstract 
No. 24 ante and p. 139.) (3.) Joseph. (See abstract No. 
25.) (4.) Johanna Shotwell, dw. Woodbridge, N, J., whpn 

she m. , 1739, (license dated Oct. 2, '39.) Benjamin 

Stelle, Jr., ot Woodbridge, N. J., [See No. (G)], who was 
one of the executors named in his father-in-law's will of 
Oct. 31, 1743, proved Feb. 14, 1745-G, (5.) Elizabeth* 
Shotwell, m. in June, 1748, (license dated June U, '48). 
James Bishop, Jr., who had borrowed money of John 
Shotwell in 1744, giving a mortgage for three years (now 

in possession of James Bishop of New Brunswick, N. J.,) 
with a number ot partial payments noted on the back, 
Ihe latest in March, 1745-G. James Bishop, Jr., had, in 
1778, executors, Benjamin and Daniel Shotwell, — prob- 
ably Elizabeth's brother Benjamin and cousin Daniel* 
[of Joseph^]. He was probably s. of James* Bishop, Sr., I 
[of John', John-, John']. James^, Jr., & Elizabeth ] 
(Shotwell) Bishop had an only daughter, Lydia, and a ! 
son, Shotwell* Bishop, who served in the Revolutionary ! 
War. Shotwell" Bishop's eldest daughter was named 
Lydia, and his son James was father of James Bishop, 
M. C, from New Jersey in 1854. {(',.) Lydia Shotwell, 

dw. Woodbridge, N. J., when she m. , 1752, 

(license dated Aug. 14, '52), Benjamin Stelle of Pisca- 
taway, N. J., (probably widower of her sister Johanna.) 
(7.) Mary Shotwell, was of Woodbridge, N. J., when she 

m. , 1753, (license dated May 26, '53), Gabriel 

Ogden of Morris Co., N. J. (8.) Prudence Shotwell, 
mentioned with foregoing children in father's will in 

26. Peter Shotwell and Henry Baker, both 
of the County of Essex, Administrators of the 
estate of Abraham Shotwell late of the County 
of Essex deceased. Dated May 9th, A. D. 
1750. Peter was the son of the deceased; 
recorded in Liber E. of Wills, page 397. 

27. To James Marshall of Elizabeth Town, 
Principal Creditor of Peter Shotwell, late of 
said Elizabeth Town Labourer deceased. 
Dated Feb'y 12th, 1757; recorded in Liber F.of 
Wills, page 403. 

28. Letters of Administration were granted 
unto Jacob Martin, Adm'r of Benjamin Shot- 
well, late of Middlesex, deceased. Dated 
October 29th, 1776; recorded in Liber 18 of 
Wills, page 54. 

29. Letters of Administration were granted 
unto John Smith Shotwell and John Shotwell, 
Administrators of Joseph Shotwell late of 
Middlesex, deceased. Dated July 29 th, 1793; 
recorded in Liber 33 cf Wills, page 231. 

30. Letters of Guardianship granted unto 
Jacob Martin, Guardian of Anna Shotwell. 
Dated December 24th, 1783; recorded in Liber 
25 of Wills, page 225. 

31. Letters of Guardianship were granted 
unto Jeremiah Clarkson, Guardian of Ann 
Shotwell. Dated Februarv 23rd, 1791 ; recorded 
in Liber 32 of Wills, page 468. 


(a.) Benjamin Shotwell, Woodbridge, Eliza- 
beth Shotwell, Woodbridge, 1753, Dec. 18. 

(6.) Jacob Shotwell, Woodbridge, Esther 
Gach, Woodbridge, 1754, Apr. 3. 

(c.) Jacob Shotwel', Woodbridge, Elizabeth 
Kinsey, AVoodbridge, 1758, Feb. 22. 

((/.) Manning Shotwell, Middlesex, PoUv 
Clarkson, 1781, Feb. 27. 

(e.) Nicholas Shotwell, R ichel Fitz Ran- 
dolph, Woodbridge, 1744, June 2. 



(/.) Elizabeth Shotwell, Middlesex, James 
Bishop, Middlesex, 1748, June 11. 

(g.) Elizabeth Shotwell, Woodbridge, Benja- 
min Shotwell, Woodbridge, 1753, Dec. 18. 

(h.) Elizabeth Shotwell, Essex, Henry Lud- 
1am, Middlesex, 1772, Jan. 3. 
X, (»■) Johanna Shotwell, Woodbridge, Benja- 
min Stelle, Woodbridge, 1739, Oct. 2. 
> , (/, ) Lydia Shotwell, Woodbridge, Benjamin 
^ Stelle, Piscataway, 1752, Aug. 11. _ 

(k.) Mary Shotwell, Woodbridge, Gabriel 
Ogden, Morris, 1753, May 26. 

(Z.) Mary Shotwell, David Morris, Middle- 
sex, 1769, Dec. 6. 


(a.) Benjamin*, s. of John & Lydia. Assumption (pp. 
53, 95, 139), that wife's maiden name was Manning and 
that the marriage occurred in 1754, not confirmed. 

(b.) Probably Jacob*, b. 1729, s. of Joseph^ & Mary 
(Manning) Shotwell, (p. 149). 

(c.) Perhaps second marriage of above Jacob*. 

Id.) Son of Benjamin* & Elizabeth, (p. 95.) Date 
erroneously given (p. 54) as 1783. 

(e.) Probably s., (b. 1718), of Joseph^ & Mary (Manning) 
Shotwell. (See p. 149). 

(/.) Daughter of John^ & Lydia. (See "note "after 
abstract No. 25, p. 214). 

(flf.)=(a.) q. V. 

(i.) Sister to Elizabeth- (f.) q. v. 

(j.) Sister to (f.) and (i.) q. v. 

(fc.) Perhaps sister to the above. John Shotwell, of 
Woodbridge, (abstract No. 23, p. p. 213-14) ,in his will of 
1743, mentions a daughter, Mary Shotwell, among 
other children. 

Union Soldiers Named Shotwell. 







Archibald Shotwell, enlisted at Detroit, Feb. 
7, 1865, in Co. H, 24th regiment, Mich. Infantry; 
dismissed at Detroit, June "" '' ""^ 

. 1865. 

Albert Shotwell, enlisted at Windsor, Sept. 
1:5, 1862, in Co. D, 7th regiment, Mich. Cavalry; 
dismissed at Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., Dec. 15, 

E. H. Shotwell, enlisted at Battle Creek, 
Mich., Jan. 29, 1861, in Co. H, regiment M, 
Horse. (No further record). 

William Shotwell, enlisted Mt. Clemens, 
Mich., Mar. 26, 1863, in the eighth regiment, 
Mich. Cavalry. (No further record. Perhaps 
identical with the following). 

William Shotwell, enlisted Arcadia, Mich., 
May 26, 1863, in Co. L, 8th regiment, Mich, 
Cavalry; dismissed at Detroit July 13, 1863. 


a\^lth: brief notices of cert^in^ allied 





[of Abraham*, John', John", Abraham', (see pp. 
88, 121-30, 121-5, 85-7, 84)]. 

George H'. Shotwell's widow, Mary E. A., 
has lived, since 1894, with hf>r widowed daugh- 
ter, Cordelia — Mrs. Dr. J. C. Campbell— of 234 
Lawrence St., Cincinnati, Ohio. The son-iu- 
law. Dr. J. C. Campbell, formerly a practicing 
physician and latterly eugac;ed iu real estate 
business; d. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 Feb., 1894. 
(Seep. 109.) 

Cassius' Shotwell of Englewood, 111., s. of 
George H". & Mary E. A. (Tudor) Shotwell of 
Cincinnati, O., (see pp. 109, 84), [of Aaroir", 
Abraham*, John", John", Abraham'], m. 1864, 
Virginin D. Bone,oi Cincinnati, O., and had: 

1. James Bone Shotwell. 

2. George Harrison Shotwell, (named for 
his pat-rnal grandfather), m. 1893, Viola 

3. Cassius Shottvell, Jr., m. 1895, Virginia 
B. Huych. 

4. Alice Shotwell. 

5. Stella Shotwell,h. , d 

BEN.JAMIN shotwell's BEANCH 

[of Benjamin*, John', John", Abraham', (pp. 

Ella May Shotwell, dau. of Benjamin H'. & 
Paulina (Eichards Davis) Shotwell (p. 98), [of 
Thomas", Benjamin'^], m. John Bush, Jr., of 
Hadley, Mich. 

John Seley & Mary Eliza (Shotwell) Reed, 
of Perinton, N. Y., P. O., Egypt, (see synopsis, 
pp. 117-18), the former, s. of John & Mary S'. 
(Shotwell) Eeed, [of Isaac M'. Shotwell, 
Richard', Benjamin*, John', John", Abraham'], 
and the latter, dau. of Edwin B'. & Sarah A. 

(Harkness) Shotwell, of Ingham Co., Mich., (pp. 
109, 181-2), [of Zachariah", Benj^, Benj*., John', 
John", Abraham'], had among others (5.) Sarah 
Edna Eeed, who m. 25 Nov., 1896, Byron D. 
Lapham of Macedon, N. Y., and (6.) Martha B. 
Eeed, who m. on the same date, 25 Nov., 1896, 
C. H. Durfee Hoag of Macedon, N. Y., b. 12 
Mar., 1875, Attica, N. Y., farmer, republican, 
member of M. E. church, s. of Isaac R. & Mary 
Ellen (Wright) Hoag of Macedon, N. Y., (m. 15 
Mar., 1865),— the former, b. 8 Mar., 1838, s. of 
Humphrey H. & (Ist of 3 wives), Eachel 
(Briggs) Hoag, ( who werem. 13 Mar., 1884), and 
the latter, dau. of Mark & Elizabeth (Simpson) 
Wright of Bucks Co., Pa., Humphrey H. Hoag, 
b. 22 Dec, 1810, m. (2) 11 Nov., 1852, Hannah 
Mead; m. (3) 7 Nov., 1889, Esther Page. He 
was son of Benj. & Anna (Smith) Hoag; (m. 
11 Mar., 1810)— the former b. 10 Oct., 1788, s. of 
Asa& Amy** (Shotwell) Willson of Junius, N. 

Y., — the former, s. of Gabriel & Keziah ( ) 

Willson of Sussex (now Warren) Co., N. J., and 
the latter, 1790-1876, dau. of Benjl & Bath- 
sheba (Pound) Shotwell of Wayne Co., N. Y., 
(pp. 95-7), — had: (1) Sarah, wife of Jacob 
Bonnel. (2) Bathsheba Shotwell' Willson, b. 
1 of 8 mo., 1809; d. 14 of 6 mo., 1895, at home 
of dau.. Amy S., wife of Stephen R. Hark- 
ness, in Raisin Tp., near Adrian, Mich., mem- 
ber of Hartland, (N. Y.), M. M , by certifi -ate 
from Junius M. M., dated 25 of 8 mo., 1828, 
having m. in Junius Friends' Meeting, 31 of 10 
mo., 1827, Richard L. Aldrich of Elba, N. Y., 
1806-1876, s. of Wanton & Amy" (Shotwell) 
Aldrich of Elba, N. Y., [of Richard' Shotwell, 
q. v., pp. 165, 167]. (3.) Amos Willson, dw. 
Leslie, Mich., m. Anna Wares. (4.) Wm. S., 
removed to Michigan, 1845, m. (1) in Galen, 
(N. Y.), Hicksite Friends' meeting, 3 of 2 mo., 
1842, Margaret H. Shotwell of Galen, N. Y., 
1821-1847, dau. of Joseph" & Margaret (Elston) 



Shotwell of Railway, N. J., [of John^, Joseph*, 
John\ John-, Abr'.]; m. (2) Elizabeth Mott. 
(5.) Elizabeth L., m. 18^6, Joseph Cook of 
MacedoD, afterwards of Williamson, N. Y. (6.) 
Benjamin, dw. Imlay City, Lapeer Co,, Mich., 
m. (1) Martha Wares; m. (2) Charlotte Chase. 
(7.) Lydia, m. James Burton of Eaisin, Mich. 
(8) Asa L., dw. Waterloo, N. Y., m. Angeline 
Scott. (9) Daniel S., m. Mary Robb. 

Richard L'. Aldrich, b. 5-13, 1806, Palmyra, 
N. Y., d. Lenawee Co., Mich., 4-22, 1876, s. of 
Wanton & Amy'' (Shotwell) Aldrich of Elba, 
N. Y., [of Richard^ Shotwell, Benjamin*, John', 
John-', Abraham'], m. 10-31, 1827, Bathsheba 
S'. Willson, 18G9-1895, dau. of Asa & Amy-^ 
(Shotwell) Willson of Junius, N. Y., and had: 
(1) Wanton, b, 2-8, 1829, in Elba, ISl. Y„ and 
there d. 3-19, 18-37. (2.) Asa Willson Aldrich, 
b. 12-18, 1831, in Elba, N. Y., in the log house 
built by his father in 1827, upon land adjoining 
the Aldrich homestead upon the west; dw. W. 
Maumee St., Adrian, Mich., member of firm of 
Wheeler & Aldrich, dealers in boots, shoes, and 
rubber goods, 10-12 Maumee St. E.; m. in 
Adrian, Mich., Oct. 21, 1860, Mary J. Smart, b. 
July 30, 1841, Adrian, Mich. (3.) Amy Shot- 
well" Aldrich, b. 2-19, 1838, in the frame house 
on the Ridge in the northwestern part of the 
town of Elba, N. Y., built by her father about 
1835-6; dw. Raisio, Mich, P. O. box 846, Adrian, 
Mich., m. in Raisin, Mich., Dec. 17, 1857, 
Stephen R. Harkness, s. of Daniel & Beulah 
(Estes) Harkness, of Elba, N. Y. (4.) George, 
b. 5-J, 1845, Raisin, Mich., and there d. 9-9, 
1845. (5.) Sarah, b. 7-30, 1846, Raisin, Mich., 
m. after manner of Friends, in Raisin, Mich., 
9-10, 1874, Asa Emury Jones, s. of Asa 
Augustus & Martha M. (Brooks) Jones. 

Stephen R. & Amy SI (Aldrich) Harkness, 
of Raisin Tp., Lenawee Co., Mich., [of Bath- 
sheba S'. Willson, Amy" Shotwell, Benjamin^, 
Benjamin*, John', John", Abraham'], had: (1.) 
Eva B"., b. 8-19, 1862, in Buffalo, N. Y., dw. 
Shaw, Mich., m. in Palmyra, Mich., Dec. 24, 
1879, George N. Mudge, b. Dec. 1, 1859, and 
had: (a) Alfred E., b., Nov. 18, 1880, 
Palmyra, Mich. (6) Clara Ruth, b. Oct. 2, 
1884, Raisin, Mich, (c) Emma A., b. Dec. 
26, 1889, Allis, Tp , Presque Isle Co., Mich, 
(d) Floyd Raymond Mudge. b. May 26, 1894. 
(2.) Theodore D. R'. Harkness, b. Sept. 18, 
1866, Madison, Lenawee Co., Mich., settled on a 
farm in Shaw, Presque Isle Co., Mich., m. at 
Adrian, Mich., Aug 30, 1888, Flora E. Mudge, b. 
Feb. 26 (?), 1870, dau. of Henry ct Martha 
(Kimball) Mudge of Adrian, Mich., and had: 
(o) Homer E., b. Jan. 8, 1890, Adrian, Mich. 
(6) Hazel M., b. June 19, 1892, in Raisin Tp., 
Mich, (c) Lester, b. July 7, 1894. Raisin, 
Mich, {d) Esther (twin),b. July 7,1894. (3.) 
I. J. Stanley' Harkness, b. May 20, 1868, Pal- 
myra, Mich., d. Whittier, Cal., Sept. 26, 1894, 
m. Raisin Tp., Mich., Nov. 27, 1890, May V. 

Benedict, dau. of James & Eliza ( ) Benedict, 

and had: (o) Laura E., b. June 17, 1892, 
Adrian, Mich, (b) Lloyd Stanley Harkness, 
b. Sept. 13, 1893, Raisin Tp., Mich. (4.) Lydia, 
Emma, b. Jan. 18, 1872, Palmyra, Mich. (5.) 
Alfred Buckley Harkness, b. Sept. 5, 1874, 
Palmyra, Mich., and there d. Feb. 7, 1875. 

Charles Edwin'* Shotwell, b. 1849, of 
Dowagiac, Mich., s. of Daniel L'. & Mary P. 
(Iden) Shotwell, of Cass Co., Mich., (see p. 105), 
[of Zachariah", i?c'?j/., Benj'., Jno'., Jno^, Abr'.], 
m. 1874, Caroline Hike, dau. of Henry & Docy 
(Robinson) Hike, and had: 

1. Harry L., b. 26 Mar., 1876, in Blooming. 
dale, Van Buren Co., Mich. 

2. Bertha H, b. 20 Apr., 1878. 

3. Mabel C, b. 30 Nov., 1881. 

4. Leo. R., b. 6 Sept., 1887. 

5. Matlie Belle, b. 4 Apr., 1892, in Dowagiac, 
Cass Co., Mich. 

Enoch W. Watekhouse, of Clear Lake, Polk 
Co., Wis., m. 1881, Helen Edna" Shotwell, b. 
1846, dau. of Daniel L'. & Mary P. (Iden) 
Shotwell, of Cass Co., Mich., (see p. 105), [of 
Zachariah", Benf., Benj*., Jnol, Jno'., Abr'.], 
and had: 

1. Charles E., b. 19 Oct., 1888, d. young. 
Albert & Eliza B'*. (Shotwell) Wingrove, of 

Clay Centre, Kans., [of Samuel P'. <t Maria 
(Watson) Shotwell of Idana, Kans., (p. 170), 
Benj". & Catharine (Pugsley) Shotwell (pp. 
95-7), Benj' , Benj*., John', John-, Abraham'], 
had: (l) Maude Maria, b. 1875, dw. Clay 
Centre, Kans., m. 3 Oct., 1895, George S. Peck- 
ham of Kans. (2.) Cora Clyde, b. 1877, m. 14 
Feb., 1895, Roy Neil Rahn of Kans. (3.) 
Harry, b. 1878. (4.) Frances Ola, 1888-1889. 
(5.) Albert Linn, b. 1889. (6.) Job