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Copyright, 1905 
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T HAVE gleaned from the past, here a httle and there a httle, these 
-*- memorials of my ancestors, in the hope that their descendants may- 
emulate their simple, blameless lives. 

In the compilation thereof I have been materially assisted by many to 
whom acknowledgment has been made under the respective families in which 
help has been rendered, but I am further indebted to Mr. Charles H. Engle, 
clerk of the Mount Holly Meeting of Friends, Mr. Leander Rogers, Miss 
Edith Rogers, Mrs. William C. Lawrence, the Rev. William White Hance, 
my grand-uncles, Edward Winslow Coffin and John Hammond Coffin, and 
Mrs. John Richard Pine Coffin, of Portledge, Devonshire, England, and 
especially to my friend. Miss May Atherton Leach, who first inspired me 
with a love of genealogy, and who has given me unsparingly from her store 
of historical and genealogical knowledge; to all of whom, as well as those 
who, for the moment, I may have overlooked, I extend my sincere thanks. 




The Sinnott Family 

The Rogers Family 27 

The Coffin Family 65 

The Hammond Family 85 

The Winslow Family 95 

The Reeves Family iii 

The Jess Family 135 

The Lippincott Family 141 

The Bodine Family 151 

The Corlies Family 175 

The Wing Family 199 

The West Family 223 

The Mayhew Family 237 

Index of Names 255 








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Synnott Arms, Ballybrennan, County Wexford Frontispiece 

Doorway, " Rathalla," Rosemont, Pa., (head-piece to Preface) vii 

RoSEGARLAND Castle, County Wexford, Ireland, circu 1300 (in head-piece) 3 

Synnott Arms, Drumcondra, County Dublin (in text) 11 

Genealogical Charts of the Sinnott Family 11, 13 

Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland 14 

KiLLYBEGS Harbor, County Donegal, Ireland 16 

Sea-Bank Cottage, Killybegs (In text) 17 

Sea-Bank Cottage, No. 2, Killybegs (in text) 18 

Sinnott House, West Philadelphia (in text) 21 

Country-seat of Joseph F. Sinnott, at Rosemont, Pennsylvania 22 •^ 

Devereux Arms (in text) 24 

Entrance to " Rathalla," Sinnott Country-seat (tail-piece) 25 

The Rogers Chest (in head-piece) 29 

Fac-Simile of Deeds for Lots Nos. 31 and 32, Burlington, New Jersey 30 '^ 

Friends' Meeting-House, Burlington (in text) 31 

Fac-Simile of Inventory of Estate of Lieutenant William Rogers, 1736 32- 

Surveyor-General's Office, Burlington (in text) 32 

Fac-Simile of Lease to William Rogers, 1756 34 

Fac-Simile of Inventory of Estate of William Rogers, 1771 34 

Eldridge House at Eldridge Hill, Gloucester County, New Jersey (in text) 35 

Mount Holly Meeting-House (in text) 39 

Stokes Arms (in text) 48 

Fac-Simile of Marriage Certificate of Clayton Brown Rogers 62 '' 

PoRTLEDGE, DEVONSHIRE, ENGLAND (in head-piece) 67 

Coffin Arms, 1216-1272 (in text) 68 

Coffin Arms, 1620 (in text) 70 




Coffin House, Newburyport, Massachusetts (in text) 74 

Coffin House, Hammonton, New Jersey 76' 

WiNSLow Glass Works, Winslow, New Jersey 80 

Hammond House, Rochester, Massachusetts (in head-piece) 87 

Ham mono Arms (in text) 88 

Tombstone of Parnell (Hammond) Tyler, Widow of Paul Sears and William 

Coffin (in text) 92 

Winslow Arms (in text) 98 

Portrait of Governor Edward Winslow of Massachusetts, 1595-1655 100 - 

St. Bride's, London, England (in text) 102 

Winslow House, Marshfield, Massachusetts (in text) 103 

On the Rancocas, Burlington County, New Jersey (in head-piece) 113 

Fac-Simile of Deed to Walter Reeves of Northampton, Burlington County, 1688.. 114 '' 

Gate- Way to Reeves Burying Ground, below Woodbury, New Jersey (in text) 117 

Reeves Mansion, below Woodbury (in text) 120 

Lippincott Arms (in head-piece) 143 

BouDiN, BoDiNE Arms (in head-piece) 153 

The Joel Bodine House, Long-a-Coming, New Jersey (in text) 167 

Brinley Arms (in text) 185 

Red Lion Inn, Burlington County, New Jersey (in text) 192 

The William Corlies House, Red Lion, Burlington County (in text) 193 

St. Mary's Church, of Banbury, S. E. (in head-piece) 201 

Wing Arms (in text) 202 

Fac-Simile of Title- Page of Sermon by Reverend John Wing, 1624 204 

Fac-Simile of Title-Page of Sermon by Reverend John Wing, 1620 206 

Bachiler Arms (in text) 207 

Shawme Lake, Sandwich, Massachusetts (in text) 208 

The Daniel Wing House, Sandwich (in text) 214 

The Stephen Wing House, Sandwich (in text) 217 

Christ Church, Shrewsbury, New Jersey (in head-piece) 225 

Fire- Place in Mayhew House at Edgartown (in head-piece) 239 

Mayow Arms, Dinton, County Wilts, England (in text) 240 

Copy of Seal of Governor Mayhew (in text) 241 

Genealogical Chart of Mayhew Family. 241 

Copy of Seal of Martha's Vineyard (in text) 242 

Mayhew House at Edgartown (in text) 245 



OUNTY WEXFORD, for centuries the home of the family 
Synnott in Ireland, was, before the Norman invasion of 1 169 
under Robert Fitz-Stephen, inhabited first by the Celts, and 
then by the sea-roving Scandinavians, and the echo of the 
power of each is still to be heard in the place and family 
names of the county. The names beginning with Bally, Kill, 
and Dun, numerous from a very early period, are traceable to 
Celtic influence, while Wexford, Forth, Bargie, Scar, Tuscar, 
and Saltees are among those given by the Danes. It was, 
however, from the Anglo-Norman, twelfth century conquest 
that Wexford obtained its most enduring characteristics and 
surnames, and it was as one of this latter band of adventurers, 
under Fitz-Stephen, that the first of the Synnott name ac- 
quired possessions in what afterwards became the barony of 
Forth in Wexford. And there his descendants are to be 
found in considerable numbers to the present day. In treating of this conquest, 
the " Chronicle of the Four Masters" describes the invaders as 

" ' seventy Flemings, clothed in coats of mail,' thus showing the special extraction assigned 
by the Irish to the first enterprisers ; and it appears that, besides these, very many settlers of 
the twelfth century came from the Flemish colony in South Wales, and imprinted their 



characteristics in Ireland. Of this fact, several surnames are evidence — as Fleming, Baron 
of Slane ; Prendergast, whose original name has a Flemish appearance, and was to be found 
in the colonies from Flanders which established themselves in Pembrokeshire and on the 
Scottish border; Chievres, now Cheevers ; Synad, now Synot; Cullen, Wadding, Whythay, 
now Whittey ; Cusac, Siggin, Wilkin, and Boscher. Indeed, were we to run through the 
roll of old county Wexford names, we should find fewest of Saxon origin ; so that we have 
to seek a sound reason why the Saxon language was the birth-tongue of the barony Forth 
dialect. Thus, the Norman prefix Fitz was frequent, there being Fitz-Henry, or Fitz-Harris ; 
Fitz-Reymond, now Redmond ; Fitz-Elie, and Fitz-Nicol. Other Norman names were 
Talbot, from the barony of this name near Rouen, with Devereux, Rochfort, Neville, Browne, 
and Poer. To Pembrokeshire, the adjacent hive across the sea whence the largest immigrant 
swarm issued, may be traced the families of Barrett, Barry, Bryan, Carew, Caunteton (now 
Condon), Hay, Keating, Meyler, Roche, Russell, Stackpole, Scurlock, and Walsh. To 
Devonshire, Furlong of that ilk, Bellew, Codde, Cruys, Hore. Of uncertain locality are 
Harper (said to be descended from Strongbow's harper), Sutton, Stafford, Rossiter, 
Loundres, Esmonde, French, Lamport, Peppard, St. John, and Turner. These names are 
only part of those of the first colonist families, yet suffice to show that the Teutonic character 
was strongly impressed, by means of these families, on this part of Ireland. An old barony 
Forth alliterative rhyme, still in men's mouths, conveys the hereditary characteristics of some 
of these races : 

Stiff Staft'ort, Stiff Stafford. 

Dugged Lamport, Dogged Lambert. 

Gay Rochfort, Gay Rochfort. 

Proud Deweros, Proud Devereux. 

Lacheny Cheevers, Laughing Cheevers. 

Currachy Hore, Obstinate Hore. 

Criss Colfer, Cross Colfer. 

Valse Vurlong, False Furlong. 

Shimereen Synnott, Showy Synnott. 

Gentleman Brune, Gentle Browne." * 

The chief seat of the Synnotts was in the barony of Forth. An inter- 
esting history of this barony appears to have been written by a clergyman 
of the Synnott name, about 1680, entitled " A Brief e Description of the Barony 
of Fort, in the County of Wexford, together with a Relation of the Dis- 
position and some Peculiar Customs of the Antient and Present Native 
Inhabitants thereof," and published in the Proceedings and Papers of the Kil- 
kenny and Southeast of Ireland Archceological Society for January, 1862. 
Herbert F. Hore, Esqi", the late able editor of this record of the past, says of 
the author that " from the frequent reference to religious matters, the thorough 
acquaintance displayed with them, the quotations from classic writers, and the 
circumstance that the citations from the Old and New Testaments are in the 
Latin language, I conjecture that he was a Roman Catholic priest ; and further 

■••■ Introduction by the late Herbert F. Hore, Esq"', to "An Account of the Barony of Forth, in the 
County of Wexford," written at the close of the seventeenth century. 



that his name was Synnott, because he shows intimate knowledge of this 
family. Whoever he was, he evidently was chosen as capable of drawing 
up a complete account of the old colonists of the barony of Forth. His 
statements respecting these descendants of the first English settlers in Ireland 
have the lively interest resulting from the close acquaintance of the writer 
with his subject; and the apparent faithfulness of his delineation." 

Mr. Hore has enhanced the interest and value of Father Synnott's narra- 
tive by copious annotations, and from these, as well as from the history, liberal 
citations have been made, since it is not possible to dissociate the chronicles of 
a family from those of its habitat. The historian, after a short introduction, 
thus enters upon his subject : 

" As the County of Wexford, immediatlie after the Conquest of the Kingdome of 
Ireland by Henry II., King of England, was honoured by the primier EngHsh Colony intro- 
duced and planted at Bannoe,* [which was] then made a corporate towne, favoured and 
adorned with extraordinary priviledges and immunityes comprized in its Charter, — soe the 
said County's Inhabitants (ceteris paribus) ever since in all publique assemblies, civil con- 
ventions, and military expeditions had indisputablie allowed them precedency in nomina- 
tion and order throughout all parts of the Kingdome of Ireland.f 

" The said County comprehends and is subdevided into eight Baronyes, vizt. : 

Fort, ^ 





Scarawailsh, ~\ 

Ballaghgeene, y Irish, t 

Gowry, ) 

" The Barony of Fort, on all emergencyes of publique concerne in the said county, 
precedeth and hath pre-eminence. § The Gentry and Inhabitants thereof first in all courts 
called, and in time of Warre, Expeditions, Rising in Arms (in order to the opposing and 
suppressing turbulent seditions, factions, or knowen declared rebels), some one prime 
Gentleman thereof had the conduct and command of forces raised in the said County. 

" The said Barony in longitude extends from the north-west part of the Commons of 
Wexford, inclusive, unto the extreamest point of Carne, Kemp's Cross, about tenn miles. 
Its breadth, dilated from the west side of the Mountain of Fort, six miles, comprehending, 
by ancient computacion, 20,000 acres of arable land, naturally not fertile, but by the sollicit- 

* Called English baronyes. 

* Probably Bannow was the oldest corporate town in Ireland. 

t I have not found this statement borne out. From the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, the 
county of Wexford was so isolated, or cut off from the other English parts of Ireland, that during 
disturbed times even mere communication was difficult, and the shire was not reckoned on as a portion 
of the pale, partly because, as a " liberty" or palqtinate, its government was unmixed with "that of the 
rest of " English" Ireland. 

t These " Irish" baronies were not created into baronies till the reign of James I. 

? This statement is borne out by a summons, enrolled in Birmingham Tower, to the Wexford 
gentry, in 1345, in which the men of the barony Forth are named next after the knights. 



ously ingenious industry and indefatigable labour of the Inhabitants, soe improved and 

reduced to that fecundious perfection, that it abounds with all sorts of excellent Bread- 

corne, and Graine, Gardens, orchards, fruits. Sweet Hearbs, Meadows, pasture for all sorts 

of cattle (wherewithall it's plentifully furnished), not much infferiour, if not equivalent, to 

the best in Ireland, though not generally soe great in body or stature. 


" There have been by the Danes, upon their first invasion of that Barony, many places 
with high Rampires fortyfied, commonlie a mile distant one from another, of an orbicular 
forme, in which they did encamp, called Rathes, amongst which the most remarkablie 
ample and terrible was the Rath of Ballitrent, on the sea Banke erected on theyre first 
Arrivall, raised and strengthened with two Rampires, each forty foot thicke and neere 
sixty feet distant, circularlie the diameter of the inmost being towards one hundred 
geometrical paces, situated on the east side of that Barony, from which (conspicuous many 
miles distant) the said Barony is said to have had its originall denomination. 

" Another notable fortification, about the same time and occasion raised neere Wexford 
(on which afterwards King John built a sumptuous and impregnable Castle, yet extant), 
on the west side of that Barony, from the situation whereof the contiguous towne (as by 
tradition related) is denominated, first called West Fort, in tract of time by the vulgar 
corruptlie intituled Weisfort, and finally (as now) called Wexford. 

" The ancient Gentry and Inhabitants of that Barony deryve theire originall Extraction 
lineally from England, theyre predecessors haveing beene ofilicers in the Army under the 
conduct of Fitz-Stephen, who first invaded Ireland. Suddenlie after the conquest thereof, 
distinct Allotments of land according to theyre respective qualityes and merits were assigned 
them, which, untill the Cromwellian usurpacion and Government, they did, during the 500 
years, almost compleat, without any diminution, or addition, peacablie and contentedlie 
possess ; never attainted nor convicted of any crime meriting forfeiture ; soe frugally 
prudent in theire expences, and sollicitous to improve and preserve hereditary peculiar 
interest, that noe Revolution of Time, disastrous accidents. Government, nor advantagious 
proposed motives whatsoever could induce, nor force them to quit theire possessions, or 
alienat them, narrow in extent, and inconsiderable in Revenue (but some elsewhere acquired 
valuable additional Estates) ; * many Gentlemen and freeholders being there interested, 
who, to perpetuate the memory of theyre progenitors and familys, alwayes conferred theyre 
reall Estates on theyre masle progeny or next heire masle, descending lineally in con- 
sanguinity; soe that there are, untill this day, many gentlemen's habitacions and villages 
retaining the names of theyre first conquering possessors, as, Sinnotstowne, Hayestowne, 
Sigginstowne, &c., but by the late proprietors were ejected, and remaine exiled. 

"They retain theire first Language (old Saxon English), and almost onely under- 
stand the same, unless elsewhere educated ; and untill some few years past, observed the 
same form of Apparell theyre predecessors first theyre used. 

"The Natives (descended as aforesaid), inviolablie profess and maintaine the same 
Faith and forme of Religious divine worshipe theire first Ancestors in Ireland believed and 
exercised, which the violent and severe Tempests of persecutions wherewithall they were 
frequentlie afiflicted. Imprisonment, Loss of Goods, threatened forfeiture of Lands, nor any 

* This statement is borne out by these instances : The Synnotts obtained large additional properties 
throughout the shire. Sir Nicholas Chevers, of Ballyhally, ancestor of Lord Mountleinster, acquired a 
large estate in Meath. The Hays, of the Hill, had Castlehaystown, in the fassagh or waste of Bantry. 
The Brownes, of Mulranken, built a castle near Taghmon, and another near Enniscorthy. The Meylers, 
of Duncormack, owned Priestshaggard, and a considerable property there. 



penal Laws were prevalent to alter : though their conformity would have been a meane 
and steppe to beneficiall advancement, Ecclesiastical and Civil. They are generally zealous 
in their Religious profession, having very many remarkable Monuments extant of the pious 
zeal and devotion of their progenitors, in the aforesaid narrow extent of that Barony ; 
wherein ancientlie were erected, and the precints and walls yet extant visiblie, of Churches 
and Chappells, first firmelie builded and richlie adorned for divine service, in the several 
peeces or parishes. . . ." 

A catalogue of the churches, chapels, and convents, with the names of 
the patrons and saints to whom the sacred edifices were dedicated, together 
with a statement of the condition of the buildings is then given, from which 
it is shown that the single barony under consideration had no less than eigh- 
teen churches, thirty-three chapels, one religious hospital, and two convents. 

Completing descriptions of the habits and modes of life of the inhabitants, 
which are word pictures of considerable detail, the author adds : 

" It is observable that before the late Commotions in Ireland, anno 1641, and the 
usurper's invasion, there were divers protestant Ministers constantlie resident in the said 
Barony, receiving and enjoying Tythes and other Emoluments appendant to theire parish 
Church, having hardlie any native a proselite, entertaining Roman Catholique servants, 
lived peaceably and securely, all neighbourlie human good offices being twixt them and the 
native inhabitants exactlie performed ; Discrepancy in principles of Faith or points of 
Religious worship noe way exciting Discord, Animosity, Aversion, or opprobrious contumelie 
in word or act, one of the other : — An evident Demonstration of the innate propenscion 
of the inhabitants to humanity and Affection of Tranquillity. 

" The mansion howses of most Gentry in the said Barony were fortified with Castles, 
some neere 60 foot high, having walls at least 5 foot thicke, of Quadrangle forme, erected 
(as is supposed) by the Danes, to the number of Thirty, of which very few as yet beconi 
ruinous. Theyre howses built with Stone-walls Sclated ; having spacious Halls, in the 
Center of which were fire Hearthes (according the ancient English mode) for the more 
commodious extension of heat to the whole family, surrounding it (but that forme is 
antiquated), all howses at present haveing Chimneys. Plebeians have theyre habitacons 
compleatlie built with Mudwalls soe firme and high as they frequentlie raise Loftes thereon, 
after that form they finde most convenient for husbandry Businesses ; neate, well accom- 
modated with all necessary Implements, more Civilie and Englishlike contrived than vulgarlie 
elsewhere in many parts of Ireland." 

After this there follows a scholarly account of the troubles incident to the 
Cromwellian invasion and of the loyalty of the gentry to the Stuart cause, 
from which much interesting matter might be extracted, did not the limits of 
this narrative forbid. The writer then proceeds to give some genealogical 
deductions concerning the " prime Gentlemen and Freeholders in the Barony," 
concluding with the Sinnotts, of whom he says, — 

" There are many distinct families of Sinnots in the said county in number exceeding 
any other ancient name within its limitts ; whose Estates were valuable before the late 



tyrannicall usurpacons ; amongst which the howse of Ballybrenan, in Forte was esteemed 
the most eminent : whose possessors frequentlie were intrusted with greatest Authority in 
affaires of publique Concerne in that County, from whose progeny descended several men 
remarkable for schoole learning and persons indowed with heroicke spirits and martially 
disposed minds, vigorously active in theyre constant Loyall affection to the Crowne of 
England, during all Combustions and Rebellious Insurrections in Ireland, wherein they 
resolutelie demeaned themselves, exposing what was most deare unto them and theyre Lives 
in opposing, repelling and suppressing Common Enemyes invading the said County, as also 
elsewhere especially during the 15 yeares warrs in Q. Elizabeth's Reigne, when Rich<i. 
Sinnot of Ballibrenan afors<5, commanding and haveing the conduct of Forces raised in the 
said County (attended by his sonns and many other Sinnots his Relations and dependants) 
affoorded signal testimony of theire valour and loyalty to theire prince and country in several 
violent and fierce conflicts returning with theyre party victorious ; wherein Walter Sinnot, 
eldest Sonne of the s^ Rich, was slaine (then Sheriff of the said County) neere Iniscorthy. 
For which numerous demonstracons of Fidelity and noble services, the said Rich. Sinnot 
became her Majestie's favourite, on whom as a Royal Gratuity, her Majesty vouchsafed 
gratiouslie to conferre a considerable Estate of forfeited lands (which after the death of 
his eldest sonne as aforesaid) he distributed and settled on the yonger. 

" To James Sinnot, the Manor or Barony of Rosgarland. 

" To John Sinnot, Cooledyne, with 1200 acres. 

" To Nicholas Sinnot,* Parke, Logh, and other villages, with several bowses in 

" To Sir W™- Sinnot, Knight, Balifarnocke, with 24 plowlands intire in the Murrowes. 

" To Edmond Sinnot, Lingstowne, with other villages. 

" Leaving onely to his Grandchild, Martin Sinnot, the Ancient Mannor of Ballicaran 
and Ballibrenan aforesaid. The present proprietor whereof persevering in his predecessors' 
zealous Loyalty to his King, was by the late Regicide usurper expulsed and Exiled, his 
Estate, anno 1653, being as a gratuity given unto General Monke, and since detained by 
his Grace the Duke of Albemarle, the said proprietor, though distressed, preferring an 
Existence in some forraigne Region before transplantacion into Connaught, especially his 
dear and dread Sovereign being exiled, he neither desiring nor accepting (when officiously 
procured) any compensation in lieu of his ancient inheritance (as most other proprietors in 
Ireland), depending on divine providence and his Majestie's Charles 2 unparaled [sic] 
Clemency and Bounty. Sinnot of Ballibrenan beares in his Escutcheon or Coate of Amies 
a Swan or Cignet sable, the field argent (Elementa Coloris). Besides the fores^ familyes 
and howses of Sinnots, the ensuing several! Branches and familys originally descended from 
the howse of Ballebrenan, gentlemen enjoying good Estates for many descents, from whom 

® This Nicholas Synnot's son and heir is mentioned by Sir William Brereton, in 1634, as " Mr. 
William Synod of the Lough, landlord" of the Park of We.xford, and as having leased this latter place 
to Mr. Hardey (Harvey?), an Englishman. The knight, who was in search of a farm, sa)^s the rent of 
this place was ^16 a year, for between two hundred and three hundred acres, and he gives a curious 
account of the place. Sir William Synnott governed the country of the O'Murroughoes (Murphys), by 
lease from the queen. By letter dated 15 July, 1600, the privy council speak highly of his "qualytye 
and services." (Council Office Register.) He was commander of the forces in county Wexford to 
execute martial law in that county, and was knighted on 22 June, 1600 (Carew MS. 619). He was 
one of the justices of the peace, and resided at Ballyfernock. His son Walter had his estate created 
into a manor, in 1617, and was knight of the shire in 1613. His son William married a daughter of Sir 
James Carroll, mayor of Dublin. 



also several persons famous for learning and chivalry, in Germany,* France, Spaine,t 
and Muscovie, &c., were extracted. 

" In the Barony of Fort, Sinnot of Balligery ; t 

Sinnot of Rathdovvny. 

Sinnot of Stonehowse of Wexford. 

Sinnot of Gratkerocke. 
" In Ballaghene Barony. 

Sinnot of Owlort. 

Sinnot of Balymore. 

Sinnot of Garryniusky. 

Sinnot of Tinraheene. 
" In Shilmaleere. 

Sinnot of Garrymusky. 

Sinnot of Owlortvicke. 

Sinnot of Ballinhownemore. 

Sinnot of Ballinvacky. 

Sinnot of Balleareelc. 

Sinnot of Balliroe. 

* Colonel David Synnott is mentioned in Carte's " Life of Ormonde," i. 367, as being brought 
to Wexford in September, 1642, by Colonel Preston, and in vol. ii. 90, as lieutenant-colonel of Preston's 
regiment and governor of Wexford. His colonel and he had commanded the famous Anglo-Irish 
regiment in the Austrian service, first known as Butler's, and then as Devereux's. (Carve's "Itin.") 
He was son of Michael Synnott, of the P«.ahine, by Mary, daughter of Edmond Hore, of Harperston. 
His son, Timothy, was brought up in Derry as a protestant. 

Colonel Oliver Synnott was in the service of the Duke of Lorraine, and was sent to the Marquis of 
Clanricarde in 1651 on the king's service. (Clanricarde's " Memoirs," append. 30.) It is observed in 
a remarkable state paper of 1614, printed in " Desid. Curiosa Hib.," that many of the Irish Gael had, 
as officers in Continental service, and as ecclesiastics educated abroad, acquired extraordinary endow- 
ments, rendering them formidable. The same afterwards applied to many of the Anglo-Irish of similar 

t The Synnotts in Spain may have descended from John Synnot, who is mentioned in the Life of 
Sir Peter Carew as having been employed as an "honest lawyer;" but who, having lent money to 
Gerald, sixteenth Earl of Desmond, and being otherwise implicated in this nobleman's rebellion, exiled 
himself. (Maclean's " Life of Carew," pp. 80, 250.) 

X Simon Sinnot, of Ballygery, was one of the gentlemen of this barony in 1608. (Carew MS., 600.) 
As was also Jasper Sinnot, of Rathdowny, one of the small ancient freeholders of the district. Henry 
Sinnot, of Greatkyrock, is similarly recorded in the same MS. Synnott's " Stone howse" in Wexford 
is of record. Of this branch was Colonel David Sinnot, governor of the town, who was killed in 1649. 
James Sinnot had a grant of the castle of the Owleord, and nine hundred and twenty acres, in soccage, 
and died in 1618, leaving Edmund, who was expulsed. Jasper Sinnot, of Ballymore, had a son, Arthur, 
who held eight hundred and fifty-nine acres, and was at the battle of Ballinvegga, or Ross, 17 March, 
1643. (Printed Inquisitions.) Edmond Sinnot, is mentioned as of Garrynisk, in the parish of Castle- 
Ellis. Matthew Sinnot is mentioned as of Tinraheen, in the parish of Killisk. Richard Sinnot is 
mentioned as of Ballinvacky, in the parish of Kilnemanagh. Besides the above there were others of 
the name proprietors in Ballaghkeen, as appears by the Book of Survey : as Piers Synnott, owning 
seven hundred and fifty-five acres in Ardemine ; Edward, four hundred and twenty-one acres in Bally- 
huskart ; Arthur, in Garry vadden, and another Arthur in Killily. David Sinnot, of Ballyroe, in Eder- 
mine, had a grant of lands, 15. Jac. I : by his wife Alison Roche, he had an heir Richard. Walter 
Sinnot son of Richard (son of Walter of Farrelston or Balintroman) by " Amy, dau. of Rosse M'David, 
of the familie of M'Davidmore," lived at Ballykayle, and by his wife Amy, daughter of Cahir O'Doran, 
had an heir, Melchior Sinnot, who was deprived of his property by the Parliamentary government. 



Sinnot of Ballinkilly. 

Sinnot of Monyvilleog. 

Sinnot of Mogangolie. 
" These Gentlemen compleatlie armed, and mounted on horsbacke, in Q. Eliz. warrs, 
adhearing and unanimous in theyre resolutions, vigorouslie opposed such as appeared 
Rebellious or disaffected to the Crovvne of England; they enjoyed their freeholds and 
ancient Inheritance untill the late usurped Government, being then as proprietors trans- 
plantable. How innocent soever, Loyalty to theire King seemed Criminal." 

Richard Synnot, Esqr, of Ballybrennan, referred to by the chronicler, 
was a member of Padiament for the County of Wexford in 1559, and, as 
was stated by Mr. Hore, he purchased from Edmund Spenser, the poet, by 
indenture of 9 December, 1581, the grant of the abbey, castle, manor, and 
lands of Enniscorthy, and this he conveyed, 8 March, 1585, to Sir Henry 
Wallop, knight, then treasurer of Ireland. For his service in the Elizabethan 
wars Mr. Synnot received a forty years' lease of the ancient and fortified 
manor of Rosegarland, as well as other estates, by letters patent dated 29 
September, 1 582, which read : 

" By the Queine. 

" Right-Reuerende father in God, right trustie and well beloved and trustie and right 
well beloved we grete you well, and whearr owre well beloved and faythfuU subject Richard 
Synnot of Ballibrenan in our Countie of Wexford within that oure Realme of Ireland, 
Esquire, holdeth of us at this present by lease for divers yeares yet to come the Manner of 
Enescorthie and the Moroes within the said Countie of the yearly Rent of i44 2s. 3d. 
sterling, and also the Manner of Rosegarlone in the said Countie of Wexford of the yearly 
rent of ii2. st. We let you wete that in consideration of the chardgeable and faythfuU 
sarvice of longe tyme done unto us by the said Richard Synnot in that oure Realme of 
Ireland, and for that he hath receaved no benefit of the premisses duringe these last warres 
because the same adjoine unto the borders of the Rebelles theare, we are pleased to graunt 
that he shall have a lease in reuercion of all the premisses for the tearme of 40 yeares to 
begin after the determinacon of his former years in the same premisses respectively, paieing 
yearly for the same such rent [or] other duties as be reserved respectively upon his old 
leases. Wherfore We will comaunde you to cause a lease in reversion to be made in 
sufficient forme of the said Manor of Enescorthie and the Moroes, and also of the said 
Manor of Rosegarlone to passe from us to the said Richard Synnot and his Assigns for 
the tearme of yeares aforesaid, and in manner before specified, and to cause the same to be 
sealed with our great Seale of Ireland for his full assurance of the premisses according to 
our pleasure and good meaning above expressed. And theis our Letters &c &c. 

" Given under our Signet at oure Castell of Windsor the 29 dale of Sept. in the 24th 
year of Our Reigne, 1582." 

The manor, or feudal territory of Rosegarland, was considered a barony, 
and, until the middle of the sixteenth century, gave its possessor the title of 
baron. The Inquisitions Post Mortem specify the buildings on the manor 
as '* one Castell, one Hall, and several small houses or offices." The word 


icholas Synot Fitz John, made Chief Sarjeant 
of the liberty or county of Wexford by Patent 
dated 25 June, 1375, 49 Edw. III. ; married 
Joanna, widow of William Hore, of Bally- 

Sir William Synnot, ; 
of Ballyfernock, in co. Wexford. 
Knighted at Dublin Castle, 22 June, 
1606. He bore a martlet for difference 
as fourth son. 

of Ballybrenan, elcx 
and heir, had liib- 
June, 1607; died 5t, 

of Ballybren 
18 February, 

Martin tt, = Christian, dau. of 

Jasper Synnot, of 
Ballymore in co. 

Pierce Synnot. 

-John Synnot, of Cooledyne, 1617-1640. 
— Piers Synnot. 
-Jasper Synnot. 
Synnot, fourth son. 

Walter Synnot, : 
of Ballyfernock, Esq'', 
eldest son; his lands 
created into a Manor, 
21 February, 1617. 

William Synnott, 
heir apparent 
in 1633. 


— Margaret Synnot. 

— Synnot, second daughter. 



David Synagh, == ■ 
of the county of Wexford, I 
living about 1280. 

John Synagh, or S>'not, = - 
of tlie county of Wexford. 1 

William Synot, : 
of the county of Wexford, called 
William Fitz John Fitz David 
Svnot in the Pipe Roll 41 Edw. 
iri., 1367. 

David Synot Fitz John = - 

Richard Synot Fitz William 
of the county of Wexford, 1375 

= . John 

Thomas Synot Fitz John, 

^ifi''?il*',?>'"°' •'"^ Jo''"' '"»''« Chief Sarjeant 
ol the liberty or county of Weiforrf hv Pit.„. 

dated . 

,.,' " '" ■"'''- ^-mti ^,111^(1111. 

liberty or county of Wexford by Patent 
25 June, 1375 40 Edw. III. ; married 
I, widow of William Hore, ol Bally- 


Synot Fitz David, 

• Synot, = • 

Richard Synot, 
chief of his name, 1420. 

John Synnot, 
of Ballybrenan, chief of his name, in 
the county of Wexford. 

Walter Synnot, = 
of Ballybrenan, chief of his name; died 
20 May, 21 Henry VIII. 

Marrian, married Philipe Lamporte, Esq', 
of Ballyheure (Visitations of Wexford). 

of Ballybrenan, in co. Wexford, Esq'. Had grant 
of Rosgarland from Queen Elizabeth, 29 Septem- 
ber, 1582. 

Richard Synnot, = Margaret, dau. of ■ 

died II April, 34 Elizabeth 

Codde, Esq'; 

Walter Synnot, = - 
of Ballybrenan, Esq', eldest 
son and heir. 

Edmond Synnott, = 
of Lingstown, in co. Wexford. Esq'. 
Will dated 5 April, 1630; died s. p., 
15 April, 1630. Waller his grand- 
nephew, his heir, third son. 

: Elizabeth Bryan. 

James Synnot, 
of Rosgarland, in co. 
Wexford, second son, 
died 10 February, 1568. 

Sir William Synnot, ; 
of Ballyfernock, in co. Wexford. 
Knighted at Dublin Caslle, 22 June, 
1606. He bore a martlet for difference 
as fourth son. 

Martin Synnot, ^ Elinor, Hau. of Aris- 

of Ballybrenan, eldest son 
and heir, had livery 10 
June, 1607; died 31 July, 

totle Scuriock, of 

Walter Synnot, : 
of Rosgarland, eldest son, 
died 3 March, 1638; estates 
sequestered, 1641 (Report 
Record Com. xv. 155). 

Margaret, dau. of 
James Furlong, 
of Horetown, in 
CO. Wexford. 

Pierce Synnot, = Alison CuUen, 
living 14 July, widow, 1626. 



James Synnott, = Christian, dau. of 

of Cooledyne, in co. Wex- 
ford, gent., died in Dub- 
lin, 1636; buried in St. 
John's Church there. 

Jasper Synnot, of 
Ballymore in co. 

Pierce Synnot. 

Waiter Synnot,: 
of Ballyfernock, Esq', 
eldest son ; his lands 
created into a Manor, 
21 February, 1617. 

Walter Synnot, : 
of BalJybrenan. died there 
18 February, 1637. 

; Anstace, dau. of Robert 
Esmond, of Johnstown, 
in CO. Wexford, Esq'. 

Marcus Synnot, 
of Rosgarland, Esq', 
eldest son and heir, 
livery 11 September, 

: Margaret, dau. 
of Francis 
Talbot, of 
Ball y nam on y. 


Catharine, wife of 
Walter Bryan, 
of Rosgarland. 



-John Synnot, of Cooledyne, 1617-1640. 
— Piers Synnot. 
— Jasper Synnot. 

- Synnot, fourth son. 

William Synnott, 
heir apparent 
in 1633. 

Richard Synnot, of Bally- 
brenan, Esq'., a minor in 
ward, 1637. Had livery 7 
August, 1640. Deprived 
of nis estate by Crom- 
well. Went to France 
after 1641. 

John Synot. 

James Synot. 

William Synnot, : 
died circa 13 
Charles II. 

: Margaret Meyler. 

Catharine Synnot, 
wife of John, 
fourth son of 
Sir Thos. Col- 
clough, of Tin- 
tern Abbey. 

Margaret Synnot. 

Mary Synnot. 

I — Margaret Synnot. 

Synnot, second daughter. 

Richard Synnot = Alicia Collins. 

Captain William Synnot = Catharine, dau. of Sail, of Cashell. 

Joseph Synnot, of Cadiz, in Spain. 

David Synnot, = - 
of Ballytramon, 
Wexford, Esq''. 

Edmond Synnot. 

Stephen Synnot, = Elenor, dau.of 

of Wexford. 

John Boland, 
or Boleyn. 

of Ballji- of George Dormer, 
to his 'he county of Wex- 
31 Julyjd, Esq'. 

Elenor, = Michael Synnot, : 

of Raliens, in 
CO. Wexford, 

: Mary, dau. of Edmond Hore, of Har- 
perstown, in co. Wexford, Esq', and 
widow of William Walsh. 

of Ballytramon, ES 
heir. Will dated i 
1637 ; died 13 same 

David Synnot, : 
governor of Wexford, 
1649, when besieged by 
Oliver Cromwell. 



-Mary Synnot. 
-Margaret Synnot. 
-Catharine Synnot. 

Elinor Synnot. 


Timothy Sinnot, : 
of the county of Derry, 

dau. of 

r- Hum- 


■ Watkyns. 

David Watkyns. 

ibeth, dau. of Rev. 
artin,of Ballymoyer, 

of Dromandragh, 
only child living. 

Mary Synnot ^ William Smyth, of Drom- 
cree, in Westmeath, 

Mark SjS Eliza Synnot = Rev. Fitz Gibbon Stewart. Richard Water Synnot, = Henrietta, dau. of 

obit. 1840. 

Henry Thornton, 
of . 

John Synndnot 
d. s. p. 

Robert Harry Inglis 

Henrich Louis 

Miobert George 

Sy^ynnot. Synnot. 





Pierce Synnot. 
of Bally tramon, in co. 
Wexford, Esq'. 

Stephen Synnot, = - 
of Ballytramon, Esq'. 1 

John Synnot, ; 
of same. Esq'. 


Nicholas Synnott. 

Richard Synnot. 

, _ „ Walter Synnot, ; 

of Ballytramon, E«q'- died 20 
March, 21 Henry VIII., 1529. 

Richarc „., 

of Ballytramon, Esq', bom 1527 
died g September, 1591. 

Richard Synnot, = Margaret Codd. 
Esq', bom 1527 ; 

Pierce Synnot, 
of Raliens. 

Walter Synnot, left a 
natural son, Robert 

Walter Synnot, -. 
of Ballytramon, Esq', 
died before his father. 

James Synnot. 


David Synnot. 
of Ballytramon, 
Wexford, Esq'. 

Nicholas Synnot. 

= William Synnot, =Catharine Walsh, 
of Dublin and Car- 
low. Will 1595. 

Martin Synnot, ; 
of Ballytramon, Esq', heir 
to his grandfather; died 
31 July, 1618. 

: Elinor Scurlock. 

Thomas Synnot. 

Nicholas Synnot. 

John Synnot. 

Edmond Synnot. 

Stephen Synnot, = Elenor, dau.of 
of Wexford. John Roland, 

or Boleyn. 

Walter Synnot. 

Walter Synnot. 

dau of r^nr„» ^'^""'■■ = '^";'i|<^',Synnot, = Mary, dau.of Edmond Hore, of Har- 
ol the coun.f 5 w^' °"*?r"?'L" I P^stown, in CO. Wexford, Esq', and 

ford Esq. ^ "'g ^^xlord, widow of William Walsh ^ ' 

Walter Synnot, ; 
of Ball>^ramon, Esq', son and 
heir. Will dated 8 February, 
1637 ; died 13 same month. 

Anstace, dau. of 
Robert Esmond, 
of Johnstown, 

Christian Synnot. 

Ellen Synnot. 

John Synnot. 

Paul Synnot. 

Michael Synnot. 

David Synnot, ; 
governor of Wexford, 
1649, when besieged by 
Oliver Cromwell. 

Richard Synnot, of Ballytra- 
mon, Esq', deprived of his 
estate by Cromwell. 



James Synnot. 


- dau. 

-Mary Synnot. 
-Margaret Synnot. 
-Catharine Synnot. 

Elinor Synnot. 

William Synnot. 

Catharine Synnot. 

Margaret Synnot. 

Mary Synnot. 

Timothy Sinnot, ^ 
of the county of Derry, | 

, dau. of 

Thomas Synnot, Esq', =r= , dau. of - 

town major of the city of Dublin, late a captain in Lucas Regiment of Foot, 1711. phreys, of - 

Will dated 10 March, 1724; proved 5 July, 1726. Died May, 1725; buried in St. 
Michan's Church, Dublin. Had a confirmation of arms, 1711. 



Richard Synnot, = Jane, dau. of Edward Bloxham, 
of Dromandragh, in the county of Dublin, Esq', 1 of Dublin, gent., married 9 
Register of the Diocese of Armagh. Will dated April, 1694. Will dated 7 

28 March, 1727 ; proved i May, 1727. May, 1727 ; proved same year. 

Elinor Synnot = 

- Watkyns. 

Mark Synnot, ; 
of Dromandragh, Esq', baptized 8 May, 1696 ; died 19 Novem- 
ber, 1754 ; buried in St. Michan's. Administration to his widow 

Anne, December, 1754; married (i) Euphemia, dau.of 

Rivers, buried at St. Michan's, 22 January, 1730. 

Anne, dau. of Walter Nugent, 
of Carpenterstown, in co. 
Westmeath, Esq', obit. Sep- 
tember, 1769. 

Anne Synnot = 

■St. John. 

David Watkyns. 

of Dromandragh, Esq'. Will 
dated 4 March, 1789; proved 
20 same month. 

Mark Synnot, = Susanna, dau. of James Nugent, of Queen's 

Street, Dublin, and Carpenterstown, in co. 
Westmeath, Esq', and sister and co-heir 
of John and James Nugent. 

dau. of John Seton, 
of Camberwell, in 
CO. Surrey, Esq'. 

Jane, = Sir Walter Synnot, = 

of Ballymoyre, in 
CO. Armagh, 
Knt., second son. 
Knighted by the 
Marquess of Buck- 
ingham ; died 1821. 

Anne Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. 
Robert Martin, of Ballymoyer, 
in CO. Armagh. 

Mary Synnot : 

: William Smyth, of Drom- 
cree, in Westmeath, 

Mark Synnot, = Mary, dau. of 

of Dromandragh, Esq', 
only child living. 

Robert Wil- 

Marcus Synnot, : 
of Ballymoyre, 

Jane, dau. of Thomas 
Gibson, of Wood- 
lodge, Edenham, in 
CO. Lincoln, Esq'. 

Catharine, = Walter Synnot, Esq', 

dau. of Henry 
Smith, of Bay- 
beg, near 

captain in the Sixty- 
sixth Regiment, of 
Ballywalter, in co. 

: Elizabeth, dau. 
of George 

Maria Synnot, 
only daugh- 

Anne Eliza Synnot = Rev. Fitz Gibbon Stewart. Richard Water Synnot, = Henrietta, dau. of 

obit. 1840. 



1. p. 

Richard Synnot, 
s. p. 

Susanna Synnot, 
d. s. p. 

Maria Synnot = George Woods Maun- 
I sell, of Oakley Park, 
I Kildare. 

Richard Mark Synnot Maunsell. 

Anne Synnot :^ Mark Synnot. 

Charlotte Synnot = - 

Henry Thornton, 
of . 

Robert Harry Inglis 

Henrich Louis 


Mark Seton Synnot ^ Anne, dau. of 

Mark Synnot. 




Barbara Cecilia 


Walter Synnot. 








castell is used here to designate a fortified stone house; but the place was 
known as Rosegarland Hall, or Court, from the barons having held court 
there for pleas, causes, etc. The present Rosegarland House occupies part 
of the site of the old Anglo-Norman fortress, originally quadrangular, and 
flanked at the opposite angles with massive square and round embattled towers. 
All that remains of the historic fortress is the ivy-covered watch-tower and 
campanile. The view, in the head-piece of this chapter, is from a plate in 
Hore's " History of the Town and County of Wexford." * 

Richard Synnott was described by Lord Deputy Sir William Fitz- 
Williams, in a letter of 19 August, 1582, as "a man of good birth, living, 
and credit." He died in the faith of the ancient church 9 September, 1591, 
leaving Rosegarland and his various estates to his children and grandchildren, 
who retained its possession until, having kept allegiance to the Roman Catholic 
faith, they were attainted by Cromwell after the Great Rebellion of 1641, 
when it, with other lands, passed to Robert 
Leigh, in whose family it has remained until 
the present time. 

With varying fortunes, the family con- 
tinued in Wexford, though many of its members 
found homes and honors in other lands, — Aus- 
tria, Spain, France, and America, — as will be 
seen in the inserted charts and following pages. 

Of the armorial bearings of the Synnotts, 
Burke says: " Synnot ( Ballybrennan, County 
Wexford; derived from David Synagh, of that 
county, living in 1280, possessed at a remote 
period of considerable estates, and ranked 
amongst the most eminent of the gentry of the 
baronies of Forth and Bargy. The representa- 
tive of the senior line, that of Ballybrennan, 
Richard Synnot, Esqi", was deprived of his estate 
by Cromwell). Argent, three swans close sable, 
two and one ducally gorged or. Crest. — A swan sejant sable ducally gorged 
or, pierced in the breast with an arrow or. Motto. — Ama Deum et serva 

* History of the Town and County of Wexford, Tintern Abbey, Rosegarland, and Clonmines, from 
the Earliest Times to the Rebellion of 1798. Compiled principally from the Public Records and State 
Papers. Edited by Philip Herbert Hore, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Member of the Royal 
Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, etc., etc. 4", pp. 281. London, 1901. 



" Synnot (Farrelstown, Ballyhoran, Rossgarland, and Ballytrant, County 
Wexford and city of Waterford). Same as preceding. 

" Synnot (Drumcondra, County Dublin, descended from Pierce Synnot, 
of Ballytramon, County Wexford, Esq*", brother of Walter Synnot, of Bally- 
brennan, EsqJ", who died in 1529). Gules three swans close, in pale argent. 
Crest. — A swan sitting argent ducally crowned and pierced in the breast with 
an arrow or. Motto. — Sine macula. 

"Synnot (Ballymoyer, County Armagh; as borne by Marcus Synnot, 
of Ballymoyer House, Esqr, high sheriff of the county in 1830, and by Captain 
Walter Synnot, of Ballywater, in the same county, sons by Jane, his wife, 
daughter of John Seton, Esq"", representative of the Setons of Parbroth, of 
the late Sir Walter Synnot, knt., who was second son of Mark Synnot, of 
Drumcondra House, County Dublin, Esqi", by Anne his wife, daughter of 
Walter Nugent, of Westmeath, Esqr). Gules three swans close, in pale argent. 
Crest. — A swan sitting argent ducally crowned and pierced in the breast with 
an arrow or. Motto. — Sine macula." 

In America the name is to be found in Milton, Massachusetts, as early 
as 12 March, 1638, when Walter Sinnott had a grant from that town of a 
house-plot, and the next year he had an additional grant of a " great lott 
at the mount for three heads." From the context on the town records it would 
appear that this grant was made as an award for the heads of wolves or 
other wild beasts. He was afterwards of Boston, where he had " one house 
and garden bounded with John Odlin south; the streete west; Thomas 
Buttolph and Miles Readinge east; and Jacob Leger north." * His house 
and grounds were on the east side of Washington Street, from Bedford Street 
to Essex Street, bounding the house-yard in which stood the " Liberty Tree," 
said to have been planted in 1646, and which became famous during the 
trying period of the Stamp Act and was demolished by the Tories in 1775. 
His wife Mary joined the church at Boston, 23 May, 1647. His children 
were: i. Mary Sinnott, born 19 November, 1640; married, 26 November, 
1661, John Sparks. 2. Elizabeth Sinnott, born 23 June, 1642; died young. 
3. John Sinnott, born 10 July, 1643. 4- Stephen Sinnott, born 12 November, 
1645; ^^^^ 14 September, 1657. 5. Joseph Sinnott, baptized 12 March, 
1648. 6. Sarah Sinnott, baptized 28 April, 1650. 7. Thomas Sinnott, 
baptized 28 March, 1652. 8. Isaac Sinnott, born 22 September, 1654; 
died young. The family is later found in Maine, New Jersey, and Penn- 
sylvania, carried there possibly by the descendants of this early emigrant, 

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whose name is perpetuated in the well-known romance, " A Woman of 

Still another member of the Synnot family to emigrate to America in the 
seventeenth century was Susan Synnot, of Wexford, who had married George 
Nixon, also of county Wexford, before 1686, and who was destined to become 
the grandmother, through her son Richard, of that picturesque figure, Colonel 
John Nixon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1733, who, standing on 
the platform of the observatory erected in State-House yard, Philadelphia, by 
the American Philosophical Society, to observe the transit of Venus, 3 June, 
1769, read to a waiting world the immortal Declaration of Independence, 
in tones so clear " as to be heard in Mr, Norris's house on the east side of 
Fifth Street." A broadside copy of the Declaration, printed at the time, was 
found among the papers of John Nixon and deposited in Independence Hall. 
It may be that it was from this sheet that he read on that memorable 8 July, 
1776. There is, in the possession of one of Colonel Nixon's descendants, 
an old sea-chest with these initials and date on the top in large brass N 
nails, a not uncommon method, says Charles Henry Hart, Esqr, author G S 
of an extended monograph on Colonel John Nixon,* of denoting and 1686 
memorizing the period of departure from their native home of the early 
emigrants to America; and the arrangement of these letters would indicate 
that the initial letters of the surname was N, and that G and S represented, 
respectively, the Christian names of the emigrating husband and wife. 

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the Sinnott name is honorably represented 
by Mr. James Butterfield Sinnott, son of James and Mary (Butterfield) Sin- 
nott of Banuthas Parish, Callan, county Kilkenny, who descended from the 
Kilkenny branch in Ireland. Mr. Sinnott served in the Civil War on the 
staff of General Robert E. Lee. He married Margaret Butterfield, of 
Nova Scotia, and had the following children: i. Mary Sinnott, married 
Charles Holland. 2. Emma Sinnott. 3. Ella Sinnott, married Raoul 
Vallon. 4. Charles Sinnott. 5. James Butterfield Sinnott, Junf. 6. Henry 
Lee Sinnott. 

JAMES SYNNOTT, one of the descendants of the Synnotts who re- 
mained in Wexford after the great Cromwellian slaughter, was born just one 
hundred years after that event. Few details of his life have been preserved; 
he kept the religious faith of his fathers, resided at Castletown, and was buried. 

* Printed in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography for 1877, pp. 188-202, with 
addenda in the same publication for 1884, p. 352. 



though the date thereof has been lost, at Kilkevan, under Tara Hill, some 
three miles from Castletown. 

He married, 17 January, 1762, Ann Connor, of Ross, in county Wexford, 
the marriage being recorded at the church of St. Mary and St. Peter, Arklow, 
county Wicklow, where the baptisms of their children were likewise entered. 

Children of James and Ann (Connor) Synnott; born at Castletown: 

i. PiERiE Synnott, baptized 24 November, 1763; died 1858; married, 15 July, 1791, 
Catherine Carty. Issue: i. James Synnott. 2. Thomas Synnott. 3. Ann 
Synnott, married Willis. 

ii. Mary Synnott, married, 13 August, 1789, James Ferrill. 

iii. John Synnott, baptized i May, 1775; married Elizabeth Murphy. 

JOHN SYNNOTT, the youngest child of James and Ann (Connor) 
Synnott, was baptized at the church of St. Mary and St. Peter, in Arklow, 
I May, 1775, just eleven days after that baptism of fire at Lexington, in 
Massachusetts, which proclaimed to the world the beginning of the long 
struggle for American Independence. Born in the shadow of war, he had 
but attained manhood when the internecine troubles in his native country 
called him to action, and he fought bravely on the Insurgent side, in the 
rebellion of 1798, against a furious Orange ascendency in the Government of 
Ireland, which looked forward to the ultimate possession of the landed estate 
not alone of Catholics, but of liberal Protestants. He was wounded in the 
celebrated fight at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, and left for dead, but was 
rescued by a friend through the service of a faithful dog. Some time after- 
wards he was captured by the king's troops, and sentenced to death, but 
escaped, according to family tradition, through the effort of the governor's 
wife, a playmate of his childhood. 

Thomas Synnott, of this family, was also a patriot, and his service at 
Enniscorthy, in the Insurrection, is partially set forth in Thomas Cloney's 
" Personal Narrative of those Transactions in the County Wexford, in which 
the Author was engaged during the awful period of 1798:" * 

" A division of about 1000 men of the Insurgents was led on by Mr. Thomas Synnott, 
of Killbride, who was the husband of my paternal aunt— a man aged about sixty years, 

* "A I Personal Narrative | of | Those Transactions in the County of Wexford, in which the Author 
was 1 engaged during the awful period of | 1798, | Interspersed with Brief Notices of the Principal | 
Actors in that ill-fated but ever-memorable | Struggle, with Reflections, Moral, | Political and 
Historical. | By Thomas Cloney. | To which is added, | An Appendix, | Containing a Full and Interest- 
ing Report of the | Author's | Trial by Court-Martial, | Which lasted by adjournments for fourteen 
days ;— never before published. | Entered at Stationer's-Hall. | Dublin. | Printed for the Author. | By 
James M'Mullen, Exchequer-Street. | 1832. | 8™, pp. xiii & 274." 















thougli t'lc ! hereof Ins been lost, at Kilkevan. under Tara Hill, some 

th-ee rn;, > 

He mai , , [nnunry, 1762, Ann Connor, of Ross, in county \Vexford, 
the marriage h'ing i I at the church of St. Mary and St. P . low, 

county Wic. where the baptisms of their children were likewise entered. 

Children of d Ann (Connor) Synnott; born at Castletown: 

). PiEi 1, baptized 24 November, 1763; died 1858; married, 15 July. 1791. 

fy. Issue: i. James Synnott. 2. Thomas Synnott. j. Ann 

. . ,. ,...., ;...;: lied Willis. 

ii. Mary Svnnott, married, 13 August, 1789, James Ferrill. 
iii. John Synnott, baptized i May, 1775; married Elizabeth Murphy. 

JOHN SYNNOTT, the youngest child of James and Ann (Connor) 
Synnott, was baptized at the churrh of *^t. Mnry and St. Peter, in Arklgw, 
I ^Tnv T7-- just eleven days ^m of fire at Lexington,! in 

M which proclaimed to the . the beginning of the V^ig 

stmrHc :n Indenent' Pom in the shndow of - '1 


called li and he ff llie 

rebellion -t :i f'.; f 

Ireland, ard U ^;e 

not alone of Catholics, but of liberal i as wounded in !he 

celebrated : it Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, and left for dead, but vgas 

rescued by a friend through the service of a faithful dog. Some time after- 
wards he was captured by the king's troops, and sentenced to death, l|.it 
escaped, according to family tradition, through the effort of the governor's 
wife, a playmate of his childh' "^ 

Thomas Synnott, of this fa -; also " at 

Enniscorthy. in the Insurrection, is parti i?y's 

" Personal ive of those Transactions m th 1 which 

the Author was engaged during the awful period of 179*^:' * 

" A division of about 1000 men of the Insurgents was led on by Mr. Thomas Synnott, 
' f Killbride, who was the husband of my paternal aunt— a man aged about sixty years. 

• "A I Personal Narrative | of | Those Ti-ansactions in the County of Wexford, in which the Author 

was I 'Migaged he awful period of | 1798, | Interspersed with Brief Notices of tl pa) | 

''•■-■ in that ..I but ever-memorable | Struggle, with Reflections, Moral, | 1 .i and 

> .1I I By Tlixuias Cloney. | To which is added, | An Appendix, | Containing a Full and Interest- 

■hor's I Trial by Coi d by adjournments for fourteen 

, ... '''ished. I Entered v.: i ^ ...... ''" I Printed f.,r the Aii)li,,r I By 

, uUen, I r-Street. | 183a. | 8»«, pp. xiii 8c. 274." 



and of very independent property; a person of the most quiet and peaceable disposition, 
commanding the respect and esteem of all who knew him, and who had a young family 
growing up about him. Bound by every tie that should make life dear to him, yet his 
manly and generous spirit was roused at the atrocities he saw committed on the unoffending 
and defenceless farmers and peasantry, and though sure of protection himself, from his 
intimacy with the leading Protestants of the country, he spurned that protection which was 
to be purchased by remaining a cold spectator of the destruction of his neighbors. Humanity, 
the sure attendant of true courage, was manifested by him so strongly throughout the 
Insurrection, to his Protestant neighbors, that the respect and esteem of his countrymen, 
of every religious persuasion, was rather increased than diminished by his heroic resistance 
to subaltern tyranny. 

" This brave man, with his little band, were fired upon warmly, both by cavalry and 
infantry from a rising ground, while they fearlessly waded through the river Slaney, above 
Enniscorthy, ascended the rising ground, and put their military opponents to flight. . . . 
The Insurgents lost in the contest about lOO men in killed and wounded." 

Amnesty was finally granted to the Insurgents and peace began to settle 
over disturbed Ireland, when John Sinnott, of the sketch, whose estates had 
been confiscated, with fine faith in the future, married, at the church of St. 
Mary and St. Peter, Arklow, 9 January, 1803, Elizabeth, the eldest daughter 
of John Murphy,* of Monogarra, by his wife Ann McDonald, and, for a time, 
resided on his wife's portion of her father's lands at Monogarra, in county 
Wexford, some eight miles from Arklow. Subsequently he removed to 
Dublin, where several of his younger children were born, and where he became 
a sea-captain, sailing to various ports in America, West Indies, Africa, and 
other foreign lands ; and it may have been at this period that Captain Synnott 
modified the ancient spelling of his surname to Sinnott. Upon retiring from 
the sea, he spent his declining years with his eldest son, John Sinnott, in 
northwestern Donegal, but died in 1850, near his birthplace, while on a visit 
to his niece, Mrs. Willis, at Rathdrum, county Wicklow, at the head of the 
beautiful vale of Avoca, 

" That vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet," 

* Charles Murphy, brother of John Murphy, left Ireland and settled at Baltimore, in America, 

before 1798. Mary Ann Murphy, a sister, married De Fretis, of Portugal, and removed to South 

America. Another sister, Katherine Murphy, married a Mr. Brown. John Murphy married, 2 January, 
1769, Ann M'Donald, by whom he had : i. Mary Murphy, born 14 May, 1775 ; died young. 2. EHzabeth 
Murphy, born 21 December, 1782; married, as above, John Sinnott. 3. Ann Murphy, born 26 Decem- 
ber, 1785. 4. Margaret Murphy, born 25 March, 1787 ; died 5 March, 1852 ; married Owen Fogarthy. 
5. Mary Ann Murphy, born 10 August, 1788, married John Clark. 6. Lucy Murphy, born 27 May, 
1789; married Felix O'Neill. 7. Ann Murphy, born 17 February, 1791. 8. Katherine Murphy, married 
John Kavanagh. 9. Agnes Murphy, a religious, died at Montreal. 10. Johanna Murphy, a religious, 
died at Montreal. John Murphy, the father of these children, resided at Monogarra, in Wexford, and 
at his death his estate there was divided among his daughters, Elizabeth Sinnott, the eldest, receiving 
the homestead. 



of which Moore further sings : 

" There is not in this wide world a valley so sweet, 
Sweet Vale of Avoca !" 

His wife, Ehzabeth Murphy, was born at Monogarra, 21 December, 1782. 
After the death of her husband she, about 1852, accompanied her daughters 
Ann, Mary, Ehza, and Eleanor to America, where she died of yellow-fever 
at Charleston, South Carolina, 9 June, 1854. 

The name Murphy is of undying memory in Ireland, by reason of the 
splendid courage displayed by the martyr-priests, Father John Murphy * and 
Father Michael Murphy, both of Wexford and cousins of Elizabeth Murphy 
Sinnott, during the Insurrection of 1798. Substantial monuments in their 
honor have been erected by a grateful people. To the former, at Boolevogue, 
and to the latter, at Arklow, 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Murphy) Sinnott, born at Monogarra and 
Dublin : 

i. Ann Sinnott, born at Monogarra ; died at Charleston, South Carolina, U. S. A., 
in July, 1854; married, 14 July, 1830, William Dinning. 

ii. Mary Sinnott, born at Monogarra; baptized 30 May, 1808; died unmarried at 
Macon, Georgia, U. S. A. 

iii. Robert Sinnott, born at Monogarra; baptized 27 January, 181 1; died in infancy. 

iv. John Sinnott, baptized 20 June, 1813 ; died 4 October, 1877 ; married Mary 

V. James Sinnott, born at Monogarra, 7 June, 1815; died at New Haven, Connec- 
ticut, U. S. A., I September, 1870; married, at the Church of the Conception, 
Dublin, 15 November, 1846, Mary Barry, and in the following year removed 
to America with his brother Pierce. 

* John Murphy was born at Tuicurry, in the parish of Ferns, in county Wexford, about 1753. He 
was educated at Seville, in Spain, and having taken holy orders, and apparently graduated D.D., he 
returned to Ireland in 1785, and was appointed coadjutor or assistant priest of the parish of Boolevogue, 
in the diocese of Ferns. At the outbreak of the Wexford Insurrection of 1797, he took the oath of 
allegiance to the government, but the sanguinary measures of the militia and the burning of his chapel, 
clergy-house, and some twenty farmsteads in the neighborhood of Boolevogue in 1798, drew him to the 
Insurgents, whom he bravely led at Enniscorthy, Vinegar Hill, Castlecomer, Kilcomney, and Scollagh 
Gap. At the latter place his followers were dispersed by the king's troops, and he was shortly afterwards 
captured and hanged at Tullow. 

Michael Murphy was born at Kilnew, County Wexford, circa 1767. He attended school at Oulart, 
was ordained a priest at Whitsuntide, 1785, and was sent to Bordeaux to complete his education at the 
Irish College at that place. After his return to Ireland he was appointed officiating priest of the parish 
of Ballycanew, in the diocese of Ferns. At the beginning of the troubles in Wexford in 1798, Father 
Murphy displayed great zeal in inducing his parishioners to take the oath of allegiance to the govern- 
ment and to surrender their arms, but at the outbreak of hostilities he was reluctantly compelled to 
take up arms for his own safety. He joined the Insurgents at Oulart under Father John Murphy, whose 
fortunes he shared until his death at the battle of Arklow, 9 June, 1798, where he greatly distinguished 
himself by his intrepid conduct. 











' ' " 'her sings* 

" 1 ihis wide world a valley so sweet, 

S . ' -Avoca!" 

cth jMutphy, was born at Monogarra, 21 Do 
AficM ti Ml ifi her husband she, about r' ■'companied iters 

\, and Eleanor to America, wliere she died ot yeiiow-tever 
ai L! '11, ^c-uth CaroHna, 9 June, 1854. 

ilic name Murphy is of undying memory in Ireland, by reason 01 the 

ge displayed by the martyr-priests, Father John Murphy* and 

luel Murphy, both of Wexford and cousins of Elizabeth Murphy 

C)-:iiiou, ciuring the Insurrection of 1798. Substantial monuments in their 

^ been erected by a grateful people. To the former, at Boolevogue, 

u Liic latter, at Arklow. 

( :' foh' and i 1 at Mon- and 

m: 2 



d Jt 



ill died in infancy. 

iv. John ao Jui married Maty 


^- S 

.^iv.mmt, born at '^'^ - ~arra, 7 June, 1815; died at New Haven, Connee- 

ut, U. S. A., I Sei , 1870; married, at the Church of the Conceptiot^, 

Dublin, 15 November, 1846, Mary Barry, and in the following year removed 

to America with his brother Pierce. 

* John Murphy was bom at Tuici ?. He 

\K he 

re.:...... ;.j -„-ie, 

in the diocese of Fenis. At t ith of 

al 1, 

ck,^, ,.„... .............. ,....., .he 

Insurgents, whom he bravely led at Enniscorthy, Vinegar H Kilconi I Scollagh 
Gap. owers were dispersed by the king * tro(.>|«i, and he was shoi il> afterwards 

captui _..^. — .V. 

Michael Murphy was bom at Kilnew, County Wexford, circa 1767. He attended school at Oulart, 

W.' ..... ,^^ 

I'i : ^ , -.- - - --..- . . . ^h 

of Ballycanew, in the diocese of Ferns. At the beginning of the troubles in Wexford in 1798, Father 

M " " ' ■ - - -. . ■ .,^_ 

m .... . 10 

take up amis for his own sa fety. He joined the Insurgents at Oulart under Father John Murphy, whose 
fo it the battle of Arklow, 9 June, 1798, where he greatly distinguished 




vi. Pierce Sinnott, born at Monogarra; baptized 20 February, 1817; died at New 
Haven, Connecticut, 15 September, 1870; married Katherine Carney. 

vii. Eleanor Sinnott, born at Monogarra ; baptized 4 May, 1820 ; died at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, ii January, 1902; married William Dinning, 
viii. Kate Sinnott, born at Dublin; died there in 1843. 

ix. Eliza Sinnott, born at Dublin ; died at Augusta, Georgia, U. S. A., February, 
1894 ; married John Bessman. 

JOHN SINNOTT, the eldest surviving son of John and EHzabeth 
(Min-phy) Sinnott, was born at Monogarra, and baptized 20 June, 181 3. 
While still a mere youth he accompanied his parents to Dublin, where he 
received a good education, which secured him in early manhood a position 
in the custom-house in that city, and enabled him later to enter the revenue 
service of the United Kingdom. During his incumbency in the last position 
he was stationed in northwestern Donegal until he retired on a pension, after 
which he resided at Sea-Bank Cottage, Killybegs, overlooking Killybegs Bay, 
in the same county. This cottage was taken down in 1900, and another built 



Sea-Bank Cottage, Killybegs 

on the same site from plans furnished by an American architect, which is now 
occupied by Mrs. MacGinley. He was called the " Wizard of the North," by 
reason of his knowledge and skill as a navigator; and for three successive 
years he commanded the yacht that won the international races in Ireland. 
He died at Killybegs, 4 October, 1877. 

Mr, Sinnott married, at the church of St. Michael, Kingstown, Diocese of 
Dublin, 9 January, 1832, Mary, daughter of Francis Armstrong by his wife 
Margaret Byrne, " of the wild Byrnes of Wicklow." Mrs. Sinnott was bom at 
Glasthule, Kingstown, near Dublin, 181 1, and died at Killybegs, on Easter Sun- 
day, 10 April, 1898. Like her husband, she was descended from strong Roman 
Catholic ancestry, and followed the faith of her fathers with a loyalty and zeal 
that is a blessed heritajg;e for her descendants. Rising regularly with the dawn, 
her first hours were spent at devotion, and no morning was too inclement to 
2 17 


find her at early mass in Killybegs church. Her exemplary piety and benevo- 
lence won her the respect and affection of all who knew her, and at her death, 
in extreme old age, her obsequies were attended by a remarkable concourse of 
clergy and friends. The then current number of the Derry Journal gives an 
account of this sad event which is worthy of preservation : 


" The funeral of this much-esteemed lady took place at Killybegs the other day. Her 
death caused widespread regret, for during the many years she had lived in Killybegs she 
had gained to a high degree the esteem and respect of all for her unafifected piety and her 
kindliness of disposition. The remains were conveyed at eleven o'clock from the residence of 
the deceased to St. Catherine's Church, Killybegs, where the Office for the Dead was recited, 
followed by solemn Requiem Mass and absolution. His Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. O'Don- 
nell, Bishop of Raphoe, presided at the Office and Mass. At the Requiem Mass the Rev. 
James MacGinley, Dean, Maynooth College (grandson of deceased), was celebrant; Very 
Rev. Monsignor Walker, P.P., V.F., Burtonport, deacon; Rev. Daniel Stephens, C.C, 
Letterkenny, sub deacon ; and Rev. Patk. M'Cafferty, Adm., Inver., master of ceremonies. 
Rev. Patrick Dunlevy, C.C, Killaghtee, and Rev. John M'Ateer, C.C, Ardara, were the 
chanters at the Office, and there also assisted in the choir the Rev. John Sweeney, P.P., 
Killybegs; Rev. E. Cassidy, C.C, Donegal; Rev. J. O'Donnell, rector St. Columba's Indus- 
trial School, Killybegs ; Rev. Jno. 
Byrne, C.C, Kilcar. After Mass 
the Most Rev. Dr. O'Donnell ad- 
dressed a few touching words to 
those present, in which he paid a 
high tribute to the virtues of the 
deceased, whose life (he said) had 
been a constant source of edifica- 
tion to all who knew her. After 
absolution had been given by the 
Bishop the remains were borne to 
the cemetery, where the last rites 
were also performed by his Lord- 
ship. The chief mourners at the 
funeral were : Rev. James MacGinley, Dean, Maynooth College ; Mr. Casimir MacGinley 
(grandsons of deceased), Mr. Hugh C O'Doherty, solicitor, Derry (son-in-law). Mes- 
sages of sympathy were received from Rev. James P. Sinnott and Mr. Joseph F. Sin- 
nott, Philadelphia (sons of deceased) ; and from Rev. John MacGinley, D.D., Philadel- 
phia (grandson), who were represented at the funeral. Among those present or represented 
there were, in addition to those already mentioned: Right Rev. Monsignor Kearney, P.P., 
V.G., Buncrana; Right Rev. Monsignor M'Fadden, P.P., V.G., Donegal; Right Rev. Mon- 
signor M'Glynn, P.P., V.G., Stranorlar ; Very Rev. Monsignor Francis Gallagher, P.P., 
V.F., Carrigart ; Very Rev. Dr. Maguire, Gweedore; Very Rev. M. Forker, Professor, 
Maynooth College; Rev. James M'Fadden, P.P., V.F., Glena; and thirty other priests. 

Sea-Bank Cottage, No. 2, Killybegs 

Children of John and Mary (Armstrong) Sinnott: 

i. Anne Sinnott, born at Dublin, in 1833; died near there, about 1851. 
ii. Eliza Sinnott, twin of the above, died in infancy. 



iii. Peter Sinnott, born at Dublin, in 1835; went to America in 1850 to join his 
uncles, and resided at Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. 
He was a sculptor by profession, and gave promise of prominence. There is 
a fountain of his designing in Augusta, Georgia. He died, unmarried, at 
Savannah, of yellow fever, in 1857. 

iv. Joseph Francis Sinnott, born 14 February, 1837 ; married Annie Eliza Rogers, 
v. John Sinnott, born at Killybegs in 1839; went to Australia about 1862, and after 
residing there for a few years returried to Ireland, but later sailed for America 
and died in Texas, 8 May, 1878. 

vi. Mary Sinnott, born at Carrickfin, in county Donegal, in 1841, and died at Mel- 
bourne, Australia, 19 April, 1893; married, in Australia, in i860, Robert 
Dillon. Issue, all born in Melbourne: i. Mary E. Dillon. 2. Lucy Dillon, 
married Arthur Ryley Mursell. 3. Joseph Dillon. 4. Ellen Dillon, married 
Coleman Burke. 5. Teresa Dillon, married John Francis Feehan. 6. Francis 
Dillon, married Denholm Brown Stevenson. 7. Charlotte Dillon, married 
George Burke. 8. Robert Dillon. 9. Winifred Dillon. 

vii. Elizabeth Sinnott, born at Carrickfin; married, in 1862, John McDermott, of 
Melbourne, Australia. Issue, born at Melbourne : i. Mary M'Dermott. 
2. Agnes M'Dermott. 3. Annie M'Dermott. 4. Frank M'Dermott. 5. 
Kate M'Dermott. 
viii. Margaret Sinnott, born at Gweedore, in county Donegal; married, 20 October, 
1864, Thomas C MacGinley, Principal of Croagh National School, county Don- 
egal, and author of " General Biology" and several works on folk-lore and 
scenery of western Donegal. Issue: i. Maria Teresa MacGinley, died 21 
September, 1886. 2. Charles Joseph MacGinley, died May, 1884. 3. Kath- 
erine Agnes MacGinley, died 17 February, 1876. 4. James Columba Mac- 
Ginley, now (June, 1905) the Right Reverend Senior Dean of Maynooth 
College, Ireland. 5. Lucy Marianna MacGinley, died 3 May, 1894. 6. John 
Bernard MacGinley, the Reverend Doctor MacGinley, Professor of Moral 
Theology at the Seminary of St. Charles Borromeo, Philadelphia, and in June, 
1905, President of the Theological College at Vigan, Philippines. 7. Casimir 
Thomas MacGinley. 8. Henry Peter MacGinley, died 11 July, 1880. 9. 
Anastasia Bridget MacGinley, died July, 1880. 10. Agatha Margaret Mac- 
Ginley, died July, 1880. 11. Veronica Cecilia MacGinley. 12. Leo Patrick 
MacGinley, now in American College, Rome, studying for the priesthood. 13. 
Magdalen Mary Josephine MacGinley, died May, 1888. 

ix. Katherine Susan Sinnott, born at Gweedore, 8 April, 1846; died at Wilming- 
ton, Delaware, U. S. A., 18 April, 1899; was a Religious at the Convent 
of the Visitation at Wilmington. A touching memoir, written by one of the 
Order, bears the title : " A Hidden Apostle of the Sacred Heart. An Abridg- 
ment of the Life and Virtues of our dear Sister Mary de Chantal Sinnott, 
who died in this Monastery of the Visitation of Wilmington, Delaware, April 
18, 1899, aged fifty three years. Professed twenty four years, of the rank of 
Choir Sister." 
X. James Patrick Sinnott, born at Carrickfin, in 1848. He was educated at the 
seminaries of Navan and Letterkenny, and in 1868 went to Philadelphia, and 
was sent from the Catholic Diocese of that city to the American College in 
Rome, where, after an eight years' course in theology, he was ordained a priest, 
10 June, 1876. He returned to Philadelphia, and in October of that year was 
appointed, by Archbishop Wood, assistant rector to the Cathedral Parish of 



that city, in which position he remained until i May, 1888, when he was 
made rector of the church of St. Charles Borromeo, Philadelphia, by Arch- 
bishop Ryan, and on 10 June, 1901, the silver jubilee of his ministry, became 
permanent rector of that parish. Father Sinnott is one of the managers of 
the Catholic Protectory, and one of the Building Committee of the Diocese, 
xi. Ann Jane Sinnott, born at Bunbeg, Gweedore, county Donegal, 9 March, 1852; 
was educated at Convent School at Letterkenny, Ireland, and in 1876 accom- 
panied her brother, Father Sinnott, to America, where she entered the novitiate 
of the order of the Sacred Heart, at Kenwood, Albany, 12 May, 1880. In 1887 
she made her last vows at the mother-house in Paris, France, and spent a 
year at the Convent at Besangon, teaching and perfecting herself in the French 
language. Mother Sinnott died at Eden Hall, Torresdale, Pennsylvania, 3 
March, 1905, having spent nearly twenty-five years in the faithful performance 
of her duties. 

xii. Agnes Sinnott, born at Bunbeg, Gweedore, in 1854; was graduated from the 
Convent School of the Sacred Heart, at Eden Hall, Torresdale, in 1873. On 
12 June, 1874, she entered the order as a religious, and besides her work in 
teaching she has filled many offices of trust, having been treasurer at the 
Convents at Manhattanville and Rochester, New York, for several years. 
Mother Sinnott is now stationed at the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts. 

xiii. Francis William Sinnott, born at Gweedore ; died in infancy. 

xiv. Lucy Charlotte Sinnott, born at Gweedore; married, 23 June, 1884, Hugh 
Camillus O'Doherty, Esqr, of Londonderry. Issue : i. John Jerome O'Do- 
HERTY. 2. Joseph Cahir O'Doherty. 3. James Kearney O'Doherty. 
4. Hugh Camillus O'Doherty. 5. Lucie Mary Agnes O'Doherty. 6. 
Louis Casimir O'Doherty. 7. May Josephine O'Doherty. 8. Angela Eva 
O'Doherty. 9. Colman Patrick O'Doherty. 10. Margaret Dorus O'Do- 
herty. II. Francis Izod O'Doherty. 

JOSEPH FRANCIS SINNOTT, son of John Sinnott by his wife 
Mary Armstrong, was born at Killybegs, county Donegal, Ireland, 14 Febru- 
ary, 1837. He was educated at the schools of Gweedore, a few miles distant 
from his native place, and took a special course in navigation at Lord George 
Hill's School before leaving Ireland. In July, 1854, at the early age of seven- 
teen, he embarked from Londonderry for America, in the ship " Mahongo," 
and after a passage of thirty-three days arrived in Philadelphia. It was his in- 
tention to join his relatives in the South, but upon his arrival he learned of the 
death of his grandmother and aunt, in Charleston, South Carolina, during an 
epidemic of yellow fever, which decided him to remain in Philadelphia, where, 
shortly afterwards, he entered the employ of Watkins & Weaver, custom-house 
brokers, and remained with them, at a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars 
a year, until 1856, when he entered the counting-house of John Gibson's Son 
& Co., distillers, as assistant bookkeeper, receiving for his services two hundred 
and fifty dollars per annum. This salary was gradually increased until April, 



1861, when he responded to the "call to arms," and enlisted as a private in 
the famous Washington Grays of Philadelphia, which command was the first 
to pass through Baltimore after the citizens fired upon the Sixth Massachu- 
setts regiment. After three months' active service in West Virginia, under 
Major-General Robert Patterson, Mr. Sinnott returned to Philadelphia, and 
was mustered out with his command, resuming his position with John Gibson's 
Son & Co. About this time the firm determined to establish an agency in Bos- 
ton, and to send Mr. Sinnott there for that purpose, and, in consequence 
thereof, he was obliged to decline a captaincy in Rush's Lancers, which was 
tendered to him. In August of that year he went to Boston, where he 

In the establish- 


advanced rapidly in his knowledge of commercial business, 
ment of the branch house 
there he displayed re- 
markable practical talent, 
which, with his close ap- 
plication and rigid integ- 
rity, and his successful 

management of the enter- 
prises intrusted to him, 
won for him the entire 
confidence of his employ- 
ers and an interest in the 
Boston house. In 1866 he 
returned to Philadelphia, 
and became a partner in 
the entire business of the 
firm, which came to be the 
most extensive of its kind 
in the United States. In 
1884 Mr. Henry C. Gib- 
son retired from the firm, 
and the business was con- 
tinued by Andrew M. 
Moore and Mr. Sinnott, under the firm name of Moore & Sinnott. Mr. 
Moore died in 1888, since which time Mr. Sinnott has been sole proprietor 
of this noted house. 

Mr. Sinnott's whole career since boyhood has been marked by activity 
and enterprise, and it is said that, perhaps his success is due as much to 
his broad liberality as to his skilful management and strict devotion to busi- 



Sinnott House, West Philadelphia 


ness. He is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, as were his ancestors 
for centuries, and he has ever taken a deep interest in the advancement of this 
church and its many charitable institutions in Philadelphia. He is also deeply 
interested in the welfare of his adopted city, and has been identified with many 
of its public institutions. He is a manager of St. Charles Borromeo Theologi- 
cal Seminary, St. John's Orphan Asylum, St. Francis Industrial Home, and 
Catholic Protectory; has served in the directorate of the Philadelphia and 
Reading Railroad Company; is a director of the First National Bank of 
Philadelphia, and a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the 
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Catholic Historical So- 
ciety, the Pennsylvania Society of New York, the Archaeological Institute of 
America, the Archaeological Society of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania 
Academy of Fine Arts, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 
the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the Fairmount Park Art Association, the 
Penn Club, Art Club, Merion Cricket Club, and Radnor Hunt, and has held 
membership in the Union League of Philadelphia. 

He married, at Philadelphia, 8 April, 1863, Annie Eliza Rogers, daughter 
of Clayton B. Rogers, by his wife Eliza Cofiin (see Rogers Family, No. 22), 
the ceremony being performed by Archbishop (then Bishop) Wood. For 
two years after his marriage he resided on Warren Street, Roxbury, Massa- 
chusetts, and shortly after his return to Philadelphia he purchased from his 
partner, Henry C. Gibson, the latter's home and property in West Philadel- 
phia, extending from Walnut to Locust and from Forty-second to Forty-third 
Streets, and resided there until 1891, when he built his present country-seat at 
Rosemont, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His town house is at 1816 
South Rittenhouse Square. Mrs. Sinnott was born at Mount Holly, New 
Jersey, 22 August, 1842, and educated at the Friends' Central School, Phila- 
delphia. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames 
of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and other social and 
civic organizations. 

Children of Joseph Francis and Annie Eliza (Rogers) Sinnott: 

i. Joseph Edward Sinnott, born at Roxbury, Massachusetts, 13 April, 1864; died 
at Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 21 July, 1892. He was educated at the Broad Street 
Academy, Philadelphia, until his fifteenth year, when he entered the Jesuits' 
College of St. Stanislaus, Tullamore, Ireland, where he remained two years, 
travelling on the Continent with tutors during vacations. On his return to 
America he prepared for Harvard College, where he matriculated in 1882, and 
was graduated in 1886. During his college course he wrote for many of the 
college magazines, and developed a talent for journalism. After a year in the 




















T H Ji> t> 1 N N O T T FAMILY 

ness. He is a inember of the Roman Catholic Church, as were his ancestors 
for centuries, and he has ever taken a deep interest in the advancement of this 
church and its many charitable institutions in Philadelphia. He ; deeply 

interested in the welfare of his adopted city, and has been iden many 

» f its public institutions. He is a manager of St. Charles Borron; 
cal Seminary, St. John's Orphan Asylum, St. Francis Industrial Hume, and 
Catholic Protectory; has served in the directorate of the Phil a and 

Reading Railroad Company; is a director of the First National iiank of , 
Philadelphia, and a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the % 
Cienealogical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Catholic Historical So- 5 
ciety, the Pennsylvania Society of New York, the Archaeological Institute of 2 
America, the Archaeological Society of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania -^ 
Academy of Fine A- ' ' lemy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, ^ 
the Friendly Sons of .^,.. i at. ' '' ■ " '■ Art ^ - ntion, the 8 

Penn Club, Art Club, Merion encivCL <^.au, auu ivauuor Hum, aui has held ^ 
membership ■'• '' t-.,: .. t --.rue of Philadelphia 

Jersey, 22 August, 1842, and i. ida- 

of America, the Daughters of tht al and 

civic organizations. 

Children of Joseph Francis and Annie Eliza (Rogers) Sinnott: 

i. Joseph Edward Sinnott, born at Roxbury, Massachusetts, 13 April, 1864; died 
at Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 21 July, 1892. He was educated at the Broad Street 
Academy, Philadelphia, until his fifteenth year, when he entered the Jesuits' 
College of St. Stanislaus, Tullamore, Ireland, where he remained two years, 
travelling on the Continent with tutors during vacations. On his return to 
America he prepared for Harvard College, where he matriculated in 1882, and 
was graduated in 1886. During his college course he wrote for many of the 
college magazines, and developed a talent for journalism. After a year in the 


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the ceremoi For o 

two years aUv , Alassa- g 

chusetts, and y' .-. .. j -^^ from his k 

partner, Henry ^ . v. .,, ..^ ,. ..v. s hon.x- ..... . .operty in West Philadel- i 

phia, extending from Walnut to Locust and from Forty-second to Forty-third g 

Streets, and resided there until 1891, wh'^n h^ bnil' hie nrpsf.nt rmin*rv-seat at ^ 

Rosemont, Montgom^rv rmmtv Prnn 1816 ^ 

South Rittenhouse Jr , ^ew g 


delphia. She is a member of the nes g 



Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania and in the law office of the 
Honorable Wayne MacVeagh, he abandoned the law for a more congenial pro- 
fession and became associated with the editorial staflf of the Philadelphia Times, 
and rapidly rose to the position of assistant city editor, where he won the 
respect of his chief and the admiration and affection of his fellows, but which 
he was forced to resign through ill-health. He then entered the service of 
the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad as assistant to the General Agent, 
which position he held at his death. He was a member of the Harvard, 
Hasty Pudding, Lambs, University, Penn, Art, and Radnor Hunt clubs, and 
of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 
ii. Mary Elizabeth Sinnott, born 26 March 1866 ; the compiler of this volume ; was 
educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, and the Agnes Irwin School, 
Philadelphia ; is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames 
of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and the Historical and Genealogical Societies of Penn- 

iii. Henry Gibson Sinnott, born at Philadelphia, 3 November, 1867; died at Pasa- 
dena, California, 14 February, 1899; was educated at the Broad Street Acad- 
emy, Friends' Central, and the George Martin Schools; prepared for the 
University of Pennsylvania, but was prevented by ill health from pursuing his 
studies. He was a member of the Art, Radnor Hunt, and Rose Tree Hunt 
clubs, and of the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. 

iv. Annie Leonora Sinnott, born 7 December, 1869; married Dr. John Ryan Dev- 

V. Clinton Rogers Sinnott, born at Philadelphia, 12 July, 1872 ; received his educa- 
tion at the George Martin School, Philadelphia ; is a member of the firm of 
Bickley & Sinnott, New York; married, 22 August, 1891, Grace Hamilton. 

vi. James Frederick Sinnott, born 14 December, 1873; married Edith Hynson 

vii. John Sinnott, born at Philadelphia, 13 December, 1875; matriculated at the 
Universities of Cornell and Pennsylvania; is a member of the Art, Merion 
Cricket, and St. David's Cricket clubs, and the Colonial Society of Penn- 
sylvania ; is associated with his father in the firm of Moore & Sinnott ; 
married, at San Diego, California, 28 September, 1904, Mary Henrietta, 
daughter of the Honorable Moses A. Luce by his wife Rhoda Adelaide 
viii. Clarence Coffin Sinnott, born at Philadelphia, 6 October, 1878. He attended 
the Cascadella School of Ithaca, New York, and the Henry Hobart Brown 
School of Philadelphia. 

ix. Eliza Lorea Sinnott, born at Philadelphia, 21 November, 1880; died at Phila- 
delphia, I June, 1882. 

ANNIE LEONORA SINNOTT, fourth child of Joseph Francis and 
Annie EHza (Rogers) Sinnott, was born at Philadelphia, 7 December, 1869; 
was educated at the Convents of the Sacred Heart of Philadelphia and 
Manhattanville, New York, and the Agnes Irwin School, Philadelphia, and 
married at the church of St. Thomas, Villa Nova, Pennsylvania, 19 April, 
1897, Dr. John Ryan Devereux, born at Lawrence, Kansas, 16 December, 



1868, son of Hon. John Pierre Devereux,* by his wife Margaret J. Ryan.f 
Dr. Devereux was graduated B.S. at Manhattan College, New York, in 1889, 
and M.A. in 1893. He entered the Medical Department of the University of 
Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1892. After service in vari- 
ous hospitals in Pennsylvania and Washington, D. C, he became Lecturer 
in Osteology and Demonstrator of Surgery in the Medical Department of the 
Georgetown University, which positions he resigned at the outbreak of the 
Spanish-American War to enter the American army as acting assistant sur- 
geon, in June, 1898. On 29 June, 1901, Dr. Devereux was commissioned 
first lieutenant in the regular army of the United States. He is a member 
of the Army and Navy Club, of the Association of Military Surgeons, and 
of various other medical and social organizations. 

Children of Dr. John Ryan and Annie Leonora (Sinnott) Devereux: 

i. Joseph Francis Sinnott Devereux, born at Washington, D. C, 9 January, 1898. 
ii. Margaret Mary Devereux, born at Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 26 November, 1899. 
iii. John Ryan Devereux, Junk, born at Vedado, Cuba, 26 December, 1901. 
iv. James Patrick Sinnott Devereux, born at Cabana, Cuba, 20 February, 1903. 
V. Anne Leonora Sinnott Devereux, born at Fort Meade, South Dakota, 26 July, 

JAMES FREDERICK SINNOTT, the sixth child and fourth son of 
Joseph Francis and Annie Elizabeth (Rogers) Sinnott, was born at Philadel- 
phia, 14 December, 1873. He attended the George Martin School, in Phila- 
delphia, for some years, after which he was prepared for college by private 


John Pierre Devereux, son of Patrick Devereux, of Wexford, Ireland, by his wife Katherine 
of Waterford, Ireland, was born at Washington, D.C., where his father had settled soon after his 

arrival in America, in 1821. The son was educated for the 
law ; became attorney for the Kansas and Pacific Railroad, 
and subsequently judge of the United States Circuit Court 
of Kentucky. Judge Devereux traced his descent from 
Sir Nicholas Devereux, of Ballymagir, county Wexford, 
who died in 1379, and whose tomb bears the accom- 
panying arms. The family Devereux derives its name 
from the city of Evreux, in Normandy, and traces its pedi- 
gree from Robert Evreux, youngest son of the Earl of Ros- 
man, a leader in the Norman army at Hastings. 

t Margaret J. Ryan, widow of Judge Devereux, and 
who married (2) Edmund T. Bowen, is the daughter of 
Jeremiah and Mary (Toohey) Ryan, of Thurles, county 
Tipperary, Ireland, and sister of the Most Reverend Pat- 
rick John Ryan, the present Archbishop of Philadelphia, 
so widely known for his learning and oratory. This family 
is of the O'Ryans, the Princes of Idrone, whose valorous 
deeds are set forth in the Chronicles of the Four Masters. 


tutors, and entered the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, but left before the completion of the course to take a position in the 
office of the firm of Moore & Sinnott. 

He married, at Philadelphia, i8 February, 1896, Edith Hynson Howell, 
daughter of the late Darius Howell by his wife Mary Carson. 

Children of James Frederick and Edith Hynson (Howell) Sinnott; all born 

at Philadelphia : 

i. James Frederick Sinnott, JunR, born 21 August, 1898. 
ii. Annie Eliza Sinnott, born 31 August, 1901. 
iii. Mary Howell Sinnott, born 15 November, 1902. 

Entrance to Sinnott country-seat at Rosemont 


iTlogcr^ Eineage 

John Day ■ 

Lieutenant William Rogers' 

Thomas Branson == Elizabeth Day. 

William Rogers'* = Elizabeth Branson. 

William Rogers* = Martha Estergans. 

Samuel Rogers* = Abigail Reeves. 

Clayton Brown Rogers* == Eliza Coffin. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers*'. 

-Joseph Edward Sinnott'. 

-Mary Elizabeth Sinnott'. 
—Henry Gibson Sinnott'. 
—Annie Leonora Sinnott'. 
—Clinton Rogers Sinnott'. 
—James Frederick Sinnott'. 
—John Sinnott'. 
—Clarence Coffin Sinnott'. 
—Eliza Lorea Sinnott'. 






lEUTENANT WILLIAM ROGERSS the founder of one 
branch of the Rogers family in BurHngton County, New Jer- 
sey, located in that county prior to 4 February, 1705, on which 
day he was commissioned, by Governor Cornbury, a lieutenant 
in the militia. His antecedents, place of birth, and the date 
of his settlement in New Jersey have not been ascertained, but 
this is not surprising when it is remembered that the most care- 
ful investigations upon the part of several genealogists have 
likewise been unproductive in the cases of John Rogers, of 
Marshfield, Massachusetts; William Rogers, of Southampton, 
Long Island ; and James Rogers, of New London, Connecticut ; and also that 
little, if any, record of the descendants of William Rogers, of Scituate, Massa- 
chusetts, is to be found. It has been thought that William Rogers, the sub- 
ject of this sketch, was of the family of William Rogers, of Southampton, and 
that he accompanied Richard Ellison, or Allison, from Long Island to New 
Jersey ; but proof of this is wanting. A copy of his commission as lieutenant, 
and one of a similar date to Richard Ellison as captain of the same militia 
company, are of record among the archives in the office of the Secretary of 
State of New Jersey, the first of which reads : 

" Edward Viscount Cornbury Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Provinces 
of New Jersey, New York, and Territories depending thereon in America and Vice-Admiral 
of ye same &c. 

" To Lieutenant William Rogers Greeting : Reposing Special Trust and Confidence 
as well in the Care Diligence and Circumspection as in the Loyalty Courage and Readiness 
of you to doe his Majesty's good and faithful service, have Nominated Constituted and 
appointed and I do by virtue of the power and authority to me given by his Majesty under 
the great scale of England hereby Nominate, Constitute and Appoint you the said William 
Rogers Lieut, of that Company of Militia in Springfield and Northampton of which Richard 



Ellison is Captain. You are therefor to take the said Company into your charge and care as 
Lieut thereof and duly to exercise both the officers and soldiers of that Company in Arms 
and as they are hereby commanded to obey (you) as their Lieut soe are you likewise to 
observe and follow such Orders and directions from time to time as you shall receive from 
me, your Coll., Capt., or others your superior officer or officers according to the rules and 
Discipline of Warr in pursuance of the trust hereby reposed in you. 

" Given at Fort Anne in New York, this fourth day of Febry in the fourth year of his 
Majesty's Reigne Anno Dom 1705--6. 


" By his Excellency's Command 

" J. Bass, Seer." * 

Lieutenant Rogers was a witness to the will of John Day, of New 
Hanover, Burlington County, which bears date 10 February, 1723.! It 

was from this instrument that the 
autograph herewith inserted was ob- 

He was a farmer, and resided 
in New Hanover Township, which, 
prior to 1723, was included in Springfield and Chesterfield Townships. He 
died intestate before 27 November, 1736, when an inventory of his effects 
was filed, a facsimile of which is herewith interleaved. Letters of adminis- 
tration upon his estate were granted, 10 December following, to his widow, 
Hannah Rogers, of which this entry was made among the records of the 
colony : % 


" Be it Remembered that on the Tenth Day of December Anno Dni 1736 Letters of 
Admini" of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of William Rogers late of New 
Hanover in the County of Burlington Yeoman deceased were granted by the Honble John 
Hamilton, Esqi", President &c unto Hannah Rogers widow & Relict of the Deceased having 
first solemnly approved & given Bond & truly to administer the Deced's Estate, to exhibit 
a true & perfect Inventory & render a just account when lawfully required. Given under the 
prerogative Seal of the said province at Burl°, the day and year above sd. 

" Archd Home, 

" Regr &e." 

The inventory named " a chest in the Lodging room below," and this 
chest is still preserved as an heirloom in the Rogers family, having been 
the property of a William Rogers for five generations in a direct line. 

Two unrecorded deeds, of which facsimiles are here interleaved, show 

* Liber A. A. A. of Commissions, page 62. 
t Burlington County Probate Files. 
t Ibid. 






















Ellison is Captain. You are therefor to take the said Company into your r' - ■ md care as 

Lieut thereof and duly to exercise both the officers and soldiers of that ^ y in Arms 

and as they are hereby commanded to obey (you) as their Lieut soe are you likewise to 

observe and follow such Orders and directions from time to time as you shall receive from 

ir Coll., Capt., or others your superior officer or officers according to the rules and 

lie of Warr in pursuance of the trust hereby reposed in you. 

' Given at Fort Anne in New York, this fourth day of Febry in the fourth year of his 

Majesty's Reigne Anno Dom 1705-6. 


" Bv his Excellency's Command 

" J. Bass, Seer." * 


Lieutenant Rogers was a witness to the will of John Day, of N^ 
Hanover, Burlington County, which bears date 10 February, 1723.! 5t 

was from this instrument that t|e 


autograph herewith inserted was o|)- 





Ml ti> 


io iJecembci 

and resided 

>hip, whi(gi, 

ovvnships. lie 



Lu nis widojy, 

wuica uiis entry was made amoug uic records of tfee 


" Be it Remembered that on the Tenth Day of December Anno Dni 1736 Letters paf 
Admin"* of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of William Rogers late of Nfw 
Hanover in the County of E' c Jq^n 

Hamilton, Esq"", Pr ' ■ ' •- -vng 

fust solemnly appv ,, , ibit 

a true & perfect Inventory & render a just account v under the 

prerogative Seal of the said province at Burlo, the day am 

.■vkChd Home, 

" Regr ere" 

prior to 172 
died inte- 
was filed, 
tration uj 
colony : % 

The inventory named " a chest in the Lodging room below," and this 
chest is still preserved as an heirloom in the Rogers family, having been 
the property of a William Rogers for five generations in a direct line. 

Two unrecorded deeds, of which facsimiles are here interleaved, show 

* Liber A. A. A. of Commissions, page 62. 
t Burlington County Probate Files. 
t Ibid. 


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William Rogers to have purchased, under date of i September, 171 5, two 
lots of land in the town of Burlington. The erasure of John Rogers's name 
in the instrument for lot No. 32 is possibly an intimation of a relationship 
between William Rogers of the text and the John Rogers of Burlington, 
who conveyed lands to his son, William Rogers, of Evesham, in Burlington 
County, by deed of 9 September, 1727,* and to his grandson, William 
Rogers, of the same place, 10 June, 1753.! 

William Rogers married, first, Abigail , who died 3 December, 

1 7 19, and was buried the following day, beside John and Elizabeth Wool- 
man, in Friends' Ground at Rancocas, Burlington County. The maiden 
surname of his second wife, Hannah, is like- 
wise unknown. She was without doubt a 
member of the Burlington Meeting of 
Friends, and married, after a widowhood 
of about a year, 7 November, 1737, as second 
wife, Alexander Beal, of Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, when, as in all similar cases, 
" Friends were appointed by the Meeting to 
see that the children by the former husband 
were properly cared for." Of these "chil- 
dren" little or nothing is known. There is, however, a well-established tradi- 
tion that some of the early members of the family went to Virginia, where 
they were afterwards visited by their New Jersey kinsmen. 

In the issue ascribed to Lieutenant Rogers the first three are his with 
certainty, and the latter two with great probability. 

Children of Lieutenant William Rogers' : 

(2) i. William Rogers", born about 1705 ; died circa December, 1771 ; married Elizabeth 


(3) ii. Esther Rogers^ died 4 January, 1778, married James Eldridge. 
iii. Abigail RoGERS^ married, 23 September, 1743, George Hinton. 

iv. RoGERS^ married Mary , who, i June, 1737, had a license to marry William 

Dennis ; both described as of New Hanover Township.^ 
V. Sarah Rogers^ married, i September, 1733, Stephen Adams, of Springfield. 

First Friends' Meeting-House, Burlington 

2. WILLIAM ROGERS^ (Lieutenant William^) was born in Bur- 
lington County, New Jersey, circa 1705, and died there in 1771. Like his 

* West Jersey Deeds, Liber A i, folios 8-12. 

t Ibid., Liber S, folio 271. 

t New Jersey Marriage Licenses. 



father, he was a farmer, and resided in the township of New Hanover, He 
had an assignment from Charles Read, Esqr, under date of ii March, 1751, 
of lands in the township of Little Egg Harbor, beginning at a tree marked 

W. R. and T, M., which was surveyed for forty 
acres, and the same was inspected and approved 
by the Council of Proprietors of West Jersey, 
7 February, 1752.* Under date of 15 October, 

1759, he received a warrant for part of two 
hundred acres situated at a place called Chest- 
nut Beach, f in Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
County. He had a further warrant for nineteen 
and a half acres, which was surveyed 1 1 April, 

1760, and the lands located in "that part of 
Egg Harbor that goeth between the westerly side 
of an easterly branch of Wading River, called 

Tranquillity, and beginning at a pine tree lettered W. R., standing about 
fifteen or twenty chains below Rogers Bridge that crosseth the said Tran- 
quillity on a point of rising ground." The boundary also " crossed Rogers 
Mount Misery Road to a pine tree." % These surveys are all of record in 
the Surveyor-General's office at Burlington. 

Mr. Rogers was one of the chosen freeholders of Burlington County 


Surveyor- General's Office, Burlington 

in 1767. He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Branson, § of 

* Records of the West Jersey Surveyors' Association, Liber H, 196, 197. 

t Ibid.; 288. 

t Ibid., K, 254. 

§ The date of Thomas Branson's emigration to America is uncertain. On 13 March, 1703, he, then 
of Springfield Towsnhip, Burlington County, New Jersey, conveyed to Thomas Ridgway one hundred 
acres of land in that county. It may be that he was earlier of Virginia, as in his will he mentions land on 
the Shenandoah River in Virginia, which he " had laid out" 

for Thomas Alexander. The' first patent of record in Vir- rj^.^'^ X 

ginia is to Thomas Branson, Jun^, his son, under date of 12 ,„<m^/o^i y'^\'^'{jt^ P^C2 D~7 1 
June, 1734, for "a certain parcel of land containing 1370 V___3^ '^-^ ^^ 

acres lying on the western side of the Shenandoah River, 

on both sides of Crooked Run, and designed to be included in a county to be called the County of 
Orange, being part of 40,000 acres purchased by Jost Hite." (Land Grants, xv. 531.) Another patent 
bears date 12 November, 1735, for a tract of eight hundred and fifty acres beginning at Jost Hite's 
corner, at the head of a small stream or branch of the Apeckon River. (Ibid., xvi. 385.) John 
Branson, son of Thomas Branson, Sen', also received a patent, bearing the same date as his brother's, 
for one thousand acres on the western side of the Shenandoah River. (Ibid., xv. 336.) Various deeds 
from Thomas Branson, Jun', and John Branson are of record in Orange County, for portions of the 
before-named patents, which, after 1742, were found to be in the then newly erected counties of Augusta 
and Frederick. 

Thomas Branson, Sen', died in Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, before 
November, 1744, on the first of which month his will was proved. His wife, Elizabeth, whom he 
married 13 November, T703, was the daughter of John Day, of New Hanover, Burlington County. The 




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father, he was a farnicr, and resided in the township of New Hanover. He 

had an assi,t^inent from Charles Read, Esq"", under date of ii March, 175 1, 

"'■ lands in the township of Little Egg Harbor, beginning at ' ;" marked 

W. R. and T. M,, which was sui for forty 

--^-^-^ acres, and the same was inspecteu f. ■ "'oved 

by the Council of Proprietors of \\..- '--ey, 

7 February, 1752.* Under date of 15 v . ^ .^er, 

1759, he received a warrant for part of two 
hundred acres situated at a place called Chest- 
nut Beach,f in Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
County. He had a further warrant for nineteen 
and a half acres, which was surveyed 1 1 April, 

1760, and the lands located in "that part of 
Ktrtr Harbfir that p^octh between the westerly side 

^ River, called 
Tranquillity, and 
fifteen or twent 
quillity on a ; 

Mount Misery Hoad to a pine tree." t Tl 
the Surveyor-General's office at »n. 

Mr. Rogers was one of the chosen f; . Burlington County 

in 1767. He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Branson, § of 

_ j<v^i^;'5jj> ET^s^.'S*^ 


Surveyor- (jeueral's Office, lUitim^U'ii 


Standing about 
the sa'd Tran- 

rd in 

;. 1703, he, then 

■ .it.i V'M.lred 
. on 



* ! of the West Jersey Surveyors' Association, Liher H, 196, 197. 

t :.-^38. 

t Ibid., K, 254. 

§ The date of 

of Springfield Tu\. ..:...., .,. .. ^ ,. 

acres of land in that county. It may be that he 
the Slien; 

for Thoni.1 •■ ... ..... ,...l.... , 

ginia is to Thomas Branson, Jun', his son, un< 
June, 1734, for "a certain parcel of land cu 

acres lying on the western side of the Shena.. .... 

on both sides of Crooked Run, and designed to be included in a county to be called the County of 
<"* i part of 40,000 acres purchased by Jost Hite." (Land Grants, xv. 531.) Another patent 

bu .. November, 1735, for a tract of eight hundred and fifty acres beginning at Jost Hite's 

comer, at the head of a small stream or branch of the Apeckon River. (Ibid., xvi. 385.) John 
Bran Sen', also recei ' tent, bearing the same date as his brother's, 

for on „ ...:-. - . -_iern side of the S: ; . .oah River. (Ibid., x v. 336.) Various deeds 

from Thomas Branson, Jun', and John Branson are of record in Orange County, for portions of the 
h' ■ patents, which, after 1742, were found to be in the then newly erected counties of Augusta 

ai: _ : .k. 

Thomas Branson, Sen', died in Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, before 
X ., ■ -7 ,, , whom he 

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Springfield Township, by his wife EHzabeth Day,* who predeceased him, 
but who was named in her father's will of November, 1744. 

He died between 4 November and 14 December, 1771, the dates of the 
execution and the probate of his will, a copy of which is subjoined : 

" Be it recorded that I, William Rogers, Senk of New Hanover in the County o£ 
Burlington and Province of West New Jersey — Yeoman, this Fourth day of November in 
the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one being very sick and 
weak of body but of perfect Mind and Memory do make this my Last Will and Testament 
in Manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis. — My will is and I do hereby order 
in the first place that all my just debts and funeral charges be fully paid and satisfied by my 
Executors herein after named. 

" Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Jones the wife of Samuel 
Jones the sum of Five shillings lawful money of the Province afors^. 

" Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Rhoda Rogers my feather bed and 

marriage was contrary to the custom of Friends, and she was accordingly dismissed from membership 
in the Burlington Meeting. In her old age she offered a " paper of acknowledgement" to that meeting, 
which was accepted, and she was restored to the Society, 2 of y"" month, 1745. Children of Thomas 
Branson as learned from his will : i. Thom.\s Branson, removed to Virginia ; married Rebecca, 
daughter of Benjamin Borden, of Monmouth County, New Jersey, who was a patentee of five hundred 
thousand acres of land on the Shenandoah and James Rivers, Virginia (Pej-ton's " History of Augusta 

County"), ii. John Day Branson, removed to Virginia ; married (i) Isabella ; (2) "marriage 

reported as accomplished," 6 November, 1749, Martha, widow of John Osmond, and daughter of Thomas 
Antrim, iii. Elizabeth Branson, married William Rogers, iv. D.wid Branson, married 6 May, 
1736, Mary Bullock, v. Joseph Branson, married, license, 18 March, 1745, Mary Edge, of New Han- 
over, vi. M.A.RY Br.\nson, married Zachariah Robins, vii. Sarah Branson, married Joshua Owens; 
ceremony reported as performed 2 April, 1744. viii. Jonathan Branson, married Alice Atkinson ; 
liberty granted by the Burlington Meeting, 3 March, 1746, for the contracting parties to solemnize their 
marriage, i.x. Lionel Branson, married Rachel Rogers before i January, 1749, when the marriage 
was reported to the Burlington Meeting, x. William Branson, married 11 April, 1753, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Martha (Antrim) Osmond, and removed to Stafford County, Virginia, where 
she died 14 November, 1788. xi. Day Branson, married, at Old Swedes, Philadelphia, 22 September, 
1755) Christiana Anderson. He was one of the early members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 

* John Day, father of Elizabeth Branson, presented to the Philadelphia Meeting of Friends a cer- 
tificate of removal from the Meeting in Ashwell, County Hertford, dated 12 March, 1682, and on 
30 October of that year had a survey of one hundred acres of land in Springfield Township, Burlington 
County, New Jersey, on Assiscunk Creek, to which large additions were subsequently made. He 
was a member of the Council of Proprietors of West Jersey, 6 September, 1688, and one of the Rangers 
for the county of Burlington. His will of 4 December, 1723, proved 6 June, 1724, styled him of New 
Hanover, Burlington County. His legatees were his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Branson, 
and her children, and a grandson, Thomas Barton. The inventory of his estate valued the personalty 
at £22$, and the realty at £150. He married Elizabeth, the sister of Peter Harvey, who predeceased 
him. Issue: i. Elizabeth Day, born 20 September, 1685; married Thomas Branson, ii. Mary 
Day, born 13 January, 1685. iii. Sarah Day, born 9 August, 1693 ; married, 21 November, 1706, 
Edward Barton. 

Another John Day, also of Ashwell, had a grant of twelve hundred acres from the Proprietary 
of Pennsylvania, on 18 and 19 August, 1681. He settled in Philadelphia and was one of the com- 
mittee to build the first Meeting-House in that town. His will of 15 October, 1692, divided his estate 
between his wife Hannah and daughters Hannah, Grace, and Sarah. The daughter Hannah died 
under age, and the widow Hannah, who received, under the will of her husband, a brick house standing 
in Delaware Front Street, married (2) James Atkinson, of Philadelphia. 

3 ZZ 


bedding that I now lye on in my present lodging room together with a set of Curtains to be 
purchased for her out of my Estate and Delivered to her by my Executors, together with 
the bed and bedding aforesaid when she shall attain the age of eighteen years. I likewise 
give and bequeath unto my said daughter Rhoda the sum of Twenty-five pounds lawful! 
money of the Province aforesaid to be paid to her by my executors when she shall attain 
the age of eighteen years. 

" Item. I give and bequeath unto Job Rogers shop keeper at the New Mills in New 
Hanover aforesaid, the sum of Ten pounds lawfull money of the Province aforesaid to be 
paid to her by my Executors as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. I likewise 
give and Bequeath unto the said Job Rogers all the rents arising from the lands that I leased 
of Anne Briggs which are now in the tenure of Joseph Adams and John Thomas Morris. 

" Item. I do hereby order and impower my executors hereinafter named to sell all 
my Lands and Cedar Swamp whatsoever and wheresoever to be found, and the money arising 
from the sale thereof and from my Personal Estate after my just debts and funeral charges 
and the legacy's named before given are fully paid and satisfied, I give and bequeath and dis- 
pose of as follows, (viz). My will is and I do hereby order that the said Residue and Remain- 
der of my Estate as aforesaid be divided into eight equal parts and the one equal eighth part- 
thereof I give and bequeath unto my son Abner Rogers, and one equal one eighth part thereof 
I give and bequeath unto my son William Rogers ; and one equal eighth part I give and 
bequeath unto my son Thomas Rogers ; one equal eighth part I give and bequeath unto 
my daughter Elizabeth Jones wife of Benjamin Jones; two equal eighth parts thereof 
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Mcintosh the wife of Joseph Mcintosh ; two 
eighth parts Thereof I give and bequeath unto my son Job Rogers aforesaid. And I do 
hereby Constitute and Appoint my two sons Abner and William Rogers to be Executors of 
this my Last Will and Testament, And I do hereby utterly Revoke and Disannull all other 
and former Wills Testaments and Executors by me in any wise heretofore made. Ratifying 
and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

" In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first 
Before written. 1771 

_ [seal] 

' Signed sealed Published Pro- 
nounced and Declared by the said Wil- J^^^ y^ ^^^l 
Ham Rogers to be his Last Will ""'' ■^ '^ 
Testament in the Presence of the 


Restor Shinn 
Jos. Goldy" 

A fac-siniile of the inventory of his personal estate is interleaved. 

Children of William^ and Elizabeth (Branson) Rogers: 

(4) i. Abner Rogers', born circa 1728-29; died 11 March, 1804; married (i) Hope 

Shinn; (2) Mrs. Sylvania Evans. 

(5) ii. Abigail Rogers^ born circa 1730; married Samuel Jones. 

(6) iii. William Rogers^ born 27 May, 1732; died 28 November, 1796; married Martha 


* Proved 3 April, 1772. Letters granted by Governor Franklin to Abner and William Rogers. 
Will Book 15, page 226, etc., in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, New Jersey. 




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bedding that I now lye on in my present lodging room together with a set of Curtains to be 
'^ • -'• ed for her out of my Estate and Delivered to her by my Executors, together with 
. and bedding aforesaid when she shall attain the age of eighteen years. I likewise 
give and bequeath unto my said daughter Rhoda the sum of Twenty-five potmds lawfuU 
money of the Province aforesaid to be paid to her by my executors when she shall attain 
the age of eighteen years. 

■ Item. I give and bequeath unto Job Rogers shop keeper at the New Mills in New 
Hanover aforesaid, the sum of Ten pounds lawfull money of the Province aforesaid to be 
paid to her by my Executors as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. I likewise 
give and Bequeath unto the said Job Rogers all the rents arising from the lands that I leased 
of Anne Briggs which are now in the tenure of Joseph Adams and John Thomas Morris. 

■ Item. I do hereby order and impower my executors hereinafter named to sell all 
my Lands and Cedar Swamp whatsoever and wheresoever to be found, and the money. arising 
from the sale thereof and from my Personal Estate after my just debts and funeral charges 
and the legacy's named before given are fully paid and satisfied, I give and bequeath and dis- 
pose of as follows, (viz). My will is and I do hereby order that the said Residue and Remain- 
der of my Estate as aforesaid be divided into eight equal parts and the one equal eighth part" 

thereof I give and beqn' - - - m„ i, i ,. — i 'ith part thereof 

I give and bequeatli . irt I give and 

bequeath unto my ind bequeath unto 

my daughter ' eighth parts thereof 

I give ' ' ph Mcintosh; two 

eighth p.>. . i, ' Li jiesaid. And I do 

hereby Constii. and William Rogers to be Executors of 

this my Last Will and lesia hereby utterly Revoke and Disannul! all other 

and former Wills Testaments ami i:..\ccutors by me in any wise heretofore made. Ratifying 
and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

" In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first 

Before written. 1771 
" Signed sr 

nounced and 

Ham Rogers 

to i 

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Testament in 



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Restor Shinn 
Jos, Goldy" 


A facsimile of the inventory of his personal estate is interleaved. 

Children of William^ and Elizabeth (Branson) Rogers: 

(4) i. Abner Rogers', born circa 1728-29; died 11 March, 1804; married (i) Hope 

Shinn; (2) Mrs. Sylvania Evans. 

(5) ii. Abigail Roc^ii^s^^hpj^jfjl^cfi,^:^^^^^^^^ 

(6) iii. William Rogers, born 27 May, 1732; died 28 November, 1796; married Martha 


* Proved 3 April, 1772. Letters granted by Governor Franklin to Abner and William Rogers. 
Will Book 15, page 226, etc., in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, New Jersey. 


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(7) iv. Job Rogers', died 17 February, 1799; married Margery Allen. 

(8) V. Thomas Rogers', born 26 August, 1740; died 17 January, 1817; married Ann 

vi. Elizabeth Rogers', married Benjamin Jones, of Springfield Township, whose 
will of 24 October, 1791, proved 16 December, 1791,* mentioned his three 
children and several grandchildren. Issue: i. Lydia Jones*, married, 30 Sep- 
tember, 1777, William Evern- y^ j 
ham. 2. Sarah Jones*, mar- f]^ J j/ 
ried, 14 December, 1780, John /// ^/V 5< - / ~ 
Shinn. 3. Elizabeth Jones*. ^ * l^I/T (^ jf/ 
vii. Mary Rogers', married Joseph y^ *^ ' 
Mcintosh, of New Hanover C^ 
Township. His estate was _ 
administered upon by the widow, Mary Mcintosh, with Job Rogers as bonds- 
man, 25 March, 1777.! 
viii. Rhoda Rogers', married, 14 April, 1779, John Osborn, of Philadelphia. Issue: 
Elizabeth Osborn*, born July, 1780. 



3. ESTHER ROGERS^ (Lieutenant William^), of whose date and 

place of birth nothing is certainly known, died at Evesham, Burlington County, 

^ s /f_ ^ 4 January, 1778. She married, license 

(j/yCn4^ J^OQ^^-^^^ ^^^^^ 4 June, 1729, James Eldridge, of 

^ Evesham, born in 1699, died 23 June, 1760, 

son of Jonathan Eldridge, who arrived at Burlington, in 1678, and some time 
afterwards located on 
Pensaukin Creek, Eves- 
ham Township, where 
he died in 1735, leaving 
sons Jonathan, Joseph, 
Obadiah, and James. % 
The will of James 
Eldridge, dated the 
7th, and proved the 
26th of June, 1760, § 
named as executors 

' r T^ ,^ 1 Eldridge House at Eldridge Hill 

Wife Esther and sons ^ ^ 

Abraham and Levi. To his sons Levi and James he bequeathed lands in 

Gloucester County, New Jersey; to son William, land in the town of Mount 

* New Jersey Wills, Liber 32, folio 163. 
t Ibid., Liber 18, folio 143. 
J Ibid., Liber IV., folio 86. 
§ Ibid., X. 36. 



Holly ; and sons Isaac and Enoch are described as under age. The son Isaac 
Eldridge lived at Eldridge Hill, Gloucester County, and the house occupied by 
him there is still standing, about one and a half miles from Woodstown. 

^,y^ Esther Eldridge, the widow, call- 

>^ f^^^ \ !"§■ herself " advanced in years," 

/''^^yK&^K^ ^^Z^i^/'^ / executed her will 26 June, i yj'j, 

\^^r I '"^i'^'^ ^^^^ which was probated 18 Febru- 

y^^w-^ ary, 1778.* It made bequests to 
•^ her children, constituted her kins- 

man, Abner Rogers, one of her executors, provided for the education of two 
young slaves, Sally and Thomas, and the liberation of two older ones, Primus 
and Sibilla. 

Children of James and Esther- (Rogers) Eldridge: 

i. Abraham ELDRIDGE^ born 23 November, 1730; married, 14 November, 1757, Mary, 

daughter of Isaac Lippincott, and removed to Culpeper, Virginia. 
ii. Abigail ELDRIDGE^ born 30 March, 1734; died 9 June, 1807; married, in 1763, 

Abraham Matlack, born 1730; died 19 January, 1813. 
iii. Levi ELDRIDGE^ born 27 October, 1736; married, license dated 26 July, 1763, Sarah 

Pongard. His will, probated 29 April, 1773, speaks of children Enoch, Mary, 

Thomas, and James, 
iv. James Eldridge', born 27 October, 1738; married, in 1766, Hannah, daughter of 

William Evans: The records of the Evesham Friends' Meeting give the births 

of their children Rachel, Abigail, William, and Sarah, 
v. William Eldridge^ born 18 February, 1740; died 31 August, 1823; married, 20 

January, 1772, Sarah Crispin. 
vi. Enoch Eldridge*, born 12 September, 1743 ; died, unmarried, i November, 1766. 
vii. Isaac Eldridge^ born 23 May, 1746; married (i), license dated 23 April, 1772, 

Mary, daughter of Thomas Rakestraw, of Evesham ; (2) Mrs. Phebe Clark. 

His will of 27 July, 1814, mentions no children, and gives his estate to his 

various nephews and nieces. 

4. ABNER ROGERS^ (William^, Lieutenant William^), was born 
in Burlington County, circa 1728-29; died there, 11 March, 1804, and was 
buried with his first wife, Hope Rogers, in Friends' Graveyard, at Mount 
Holly, in the lot next to his brother, William Rogers. He built the brick 
farm-house, which is now standing, on the road from Vincentown to Budd- 
town. The letters A. & H. Rogers are in green brick on the gable of the 
house. He was a member of the Burlington Meeting of Friends, and, with 
his wife Hope, received a certificate of removal therefrom to the Richland 
Meeting in Pennsylvania, 5 August, 1751. On 8 January, 1777, he was 

* New Jersey Wills, Liber XIX. 497. 


proposed as an overseer of Mount Holly Meeting, and was in membership 
with that meeting at his decease. 

He was one of the executors of his father's will, and his signature as 
such is here reproduced. 

On II May, 1801, he, then described as of Northampton Township, 
executed a deed, in which his wife Sylvania joined, to his son, Abner 
Rogers, Jun^, for a certain messuage and tract 
of land, the bounds of which began " at a stone 
standing on the bank of the north side of the 
south branch of Rancocas Creek, and which contained some sixty-three acres, 
being the same which Abner Rogers, Sen"*, purchased, together with other 
lands, of Abraham Leeds, 2^ May, 1772." * 

He died intestate, and his estate was administered upon by his sons 
Joseph and Abner. The inventory of his effects described him as " late of 
Northampton Township," and was dated 23 March, i8o4.f At the May 
Term, 1804, of the Orphans' Court of Burlington County, Joseph Rogers, 
one of the children of Abner Rogers, deceased, set forth that the only heirs 
of the said Abner Rogers were Joseph Rogers, Abner Rogers, Moses Rogers, 
Jane Rogers, the children of Lettice, late wife of Hezekiah Jones, and the 
children of Abigail, late wife of William Brannin, and that, by reason of 
the minority of the children of Lettice Jones and Abigail Brannin, the 
estate of Abner Rogers could not be divided by agreement. The court there- 
fore appointed Hudson Burr, Job Jones, and William Irick, to make the 
desired division.:}: 

His first marriage, to Hope, daughter of William Shinn, took place 
4 March, 1750-51. She died 3 November, 1780, aged forty-nine years. He 
married (2), 4 December, 1782, Sylvania, widow of Nathan Evans, of Bur- 
lington County, and daughter of Jacob and Susanna Gaskill, by whom there 
was probably no issue. 

Children of Abner' and Hope (Shinn) Rogers; born at Vincentown : 

i. Abigail Rogers*, died before May, 1804; married, 3 March, 1779, William Brannin. 
ii. Jane Rogers*, married, 3 April, 1782, William Sleeper, who died before 5 May, 1797. 

There were at least two children by this marriage, who died young, 
iii. Joseph Rogers*, born 13 August, 1760; died 10 January, 1830; married, 25 August, 

1783, Esther, daughter of Samuel and Esther Atkinson, and removed in 1813 

to Ohio. 

^ Burlington County Deeds, Liber P, 437. 
t Burlington County Inventories, A, 11. 
X Orphans' Court Records, II. 58. 



iv. Lettice Rogers*, died 7 February, 1796; married, 6 March, 1782, Hezekiah Jones, 

Juni', of Burlington County. 
V. Hope Rogers*, died unmarried, 10 June, 1790. 

vi. Abner Rogers*, born 1769; died 23 December, 1854; married Mary Atkinson, bt)rn 
1773; died 10 December, 1842; and both are buried in the Baptist church-yard 
at Pemberton. He and wife Mary executed a deed of trust to John Dobbins, 
of Burlington County, 28 October, 181 1, for the benefit of Elizabeth, wife of 
Lewis Atkinson.* Their children were: i. Hope Rogers", married, 30 Octo- 
ber, 181 7, Isaac Woolston. 2. Jon Rogers', married, 25 January, 1823, Sarah, 
daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Doren) Shinn, of Vincentovvn. 3. Abner 
Rogers\ married, 23 December, 1841, Sarah Ann Lanagan. 4. Mary Ann 
Rogers', married, 6 June, 1839, John A. Pippitt, of Vincentown. 

vii. Moses Rogers*, died intestate, unmarried, before February, i8i2.t 

5. ABIGAIL ROGERS' (Willianr, Lieutenant William^), was born 
about 1730, and married, i June, 1750, Samuel Jones, who is said to have 
been born in Glamorganshire, Wales, in 1727, and to have come to New 
Jersey about 1740. After his marriage he resided for a time in Pennsylvania, 
and during this period probably acquired the " pine lands, cedar swamp, 
and saw-mill in Northampton County," in that State, which he afterwards 
bequeathed to his son Abraham. He settled, in or about 1760, at New Mills, 
now Pemberton, New Jersey, where he established a tannery and built a 
large house overlooking the Rancocas. The former building was burned to 
the ground in 1820, and the latter has been entirely remodelled. He and 
his wife were constituent members of the Baptist Church of Pemberton, and 
he was buried near the centre of its old graveyard. According to his tomb- 
stone, which is in an excellent state of preservation, he died 6 November, 
1783, aged fifty-six years. His wife Abigail was living at the date of his 
will, 27 August, 1782. 

Children of Samuel and Abigail^ (Rogers) Jones: 

i. Abraham Jones*, born 19 July, 1753; died 20 March, 1799; married, 31 August, 
1773, Elizabeth Bolton. Issue: i. Elizabeth JoNES^ married William Shinn. 

ii. Elizabeth Jones*, married (i), 31 August, 1772, Samuel Allenj who died before his 
father-in-law, and she married (2) Frank D. Dobbins. 

iii. Ann Jones*, born 1758; died 17 April, 1837; married, 12 March, 1777, Thomas 
Scraggy. Her son, Samuel Scraggy, was named in his grandfather's will. 

iv. Samuel Jones*, born 11 December, 1762; died 28 September, 1849; married (i), 
7 December, 1786, Elizabeth Woolston, born 6 October, 1769; died 15 Septem- 
ber, 1823; married (2), 21 January, 1828, Mary Woolston, born 1772; died 14 
September, 1843. 
V. Abigail Jones*, described in her father's will of z"] August, 1782, as not twenty- 
one ; married Thomas Jennings. 

* Burlington County Deeds, Liber E'-', 120-122. 
t Burlington County Orphans' Court Records, February, 1812. 



6. WILLIAM ROGERS' (William^, Lieutenant William^), was born 
in New Hanover, Burlington County, 27 May, 1732, and died in Northamp- 
ton Township, 28 November, 1796, being buried on i December of that 
year. At the beginning of his married Hfe he leased from George Herbert, 
under date of 8 November, 1755, for the term of three years, a plantation 
in Springfield, " containing about one hundred acres with the Dwelling house, 
Out-houses, Barns, Stables, Orchards, Gardens, Pastures, Meadow-ways 
&c," thereunto belonging. The instrument for this leasehold is still in posses- 
sion of the family.* By deed of 8 March, 1763, he became possessed of some 
one hundred and fifty acres of land in Nottingham Township, which he pur- 
chased from Ebenezer Doty, and Margaret his wife, of Bridgetown (Mount 
Holly), and to this he added. 



on I May, 1764, seventy-nine 
acres in the same township, by 
purchase from Hannah Cox, 
John Cox, and Hugh Hollins- 
head, executors of the will of 
William Cox, of Willings- 
borough in the same county, f 
To these last-named tracts, he, 
from time to time, added sun- 
dry others, t and became a 
large landed proprietor, a suc- 
cessful farmer and miller. In 

1768, he built a grist-mill and distillery, a short distance from Mount Holly, 
on the road to Rancocas, the ruins of which still exist, and bear the initials 

Mount Holly Meeting-House 

* Owned by Mr. Leander Rogers. 

t Both purchases noted in a mortgage deed from William Rogers and Martha his wife, to Joseph 
Noble, dated 9 March, 1767. (Burlington County Mortgages, I, 36.) 

t One hundred and seventy-five acres purchased from Joseph Cox and Mary his wife, 3 February, 
1770. (Burlington County Deeds, K, 42, 43.) 

Twenty-four acres also purchased from Joseph Cox, on which was a dwelling-house, stables, and 
out-buildings, and which William Rogers conveyed to Robert Domard, 23 March, 1776. (New Jersey 
Deeds, A L, 18-29.) 

Five acres and fourteen perches of Cedar Swamp, in Evesham, purchased in partnership with 
Micajah Reeve from Henr>- Burr, Jun'^, of Northampton, 25 January, 1775. Deed in possession of Mr. 
Leander Rogers. 

Eight lots, pieces, or parcels of land, situated on the southerly side of the main north branch of 
Rancocas Creek, purchased 10 September, 1784, from John Sleeper and Hannah his wife. (Burlington 
County Deeds, L, 722, 723.) 

A parcel of land and cedar swamp in Gloucester County, New Jersey, on Little Egg Harbor 
River, and containing about ninety-six acres, purchased from Abraham and Neheraiah Leeds, of 



W. R. and the above date. During the occupancy of the Mount Holly 
Meeting-House by the British, in 1777, as the head-quarters of the com- 
missary department, the mill is said to have been attacked by the Hessian 
troops, who, in their attempt to enter the distillery, destroyed the bolting 
cloth and much of the machinery. 

Mr. Rogers was identified with the Society of Friends, and he requested 
that his children might be taken under Friends' care, but his connection 
therewith was not, however, strong enough to keep him from expressing 
his patriotic impulses during the Revolutionary struggle. He served at one 
time as express rider or light horseman,* took the " test oath," and paid 
the " military fines." Such conduct being a violation of the discipline of 
the Friends, they took his " delinquencies" into consideration, and on 4 April, 
1 78 1, the Mount Holly Meeting disowned him from their body. Mr. Rogers 
appealed the case to the Quarterly Meeting, and was eventually restored to 
membership, t 

His will, which was probated 20 December, 1796, and is of record in 
the office of the Secretary of State, at Trenton, is given in full. The chest 
therein mentioned and bequeathed for " antiquities sake" to the son William, 
was of carved oak, painted a dull red. Surrounding the key-hole is a scene 
depicting the storming of a fortress, and below are plumed knights in armor. 
It was originally four feet ten inches in length, one foot ten inches in width, 
and two feet in height, but, some fifty years since, five inches were taken 
from each end. The lock is six inches square, and one and one-quarter 
inches thick, and the key is six inches in length. 

" I William Rogers of the Township of Northampton in the County of BurHngton 
being at this time in a degree of Health and of Sound and Disposing Mind and Memory, 
Calling to Mind the Uncertainty of this life and the Certainty of Death and being Desirous 
to Dispose of all the Temporal Estate which it hath Pleased Providence to Give me in this 
life Do Make this my last Will and Testament, hereby Revoking and making void all other 
Wills heretofore by me made and this only to be taken for the" Same as followeth. Imprimis. 
' I will and Order all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be paid by my Executors herein- 
after named out of such Moneys as may arise from Such Part of my Estate as may here- 
after Come into their hands to be disposed of. Item I give and Bequeath unto my Loving 
Wife Martha Rogers Two of my Feather Beds, Beadsteads and Necessary Beddings, thos 
Curtins and low Case of Drawers which was formerly hers Also Such other of my House- 
hold Goods and Kitchen furniture as she may want toward housekeeping her Choice of a 
Milck Cow, My Grey Mare. Itaii I also Give and Bequeath unto my Said wife for and 
during her Natural life a free and uninterrupted priviledge off and in the Two North westerly 

* Stryker's " New Jersey in the Revolution," 833. 
t Minutes of the Mount Holly Meeting of Friends. 



Rooms in the Dwelling house where I now live below and above Stairs, Priviledge in the 
Celler under the said House In the Kitchen to Do her Necessary Work of the Oven to bake, 
of the Pump for Water and the use of one half the Garden Failed in on the South Side 
of my said house. Item I give and Devise unto my Son William Rogers and to his heirs 
and Assigns one equal Undivided fifth Part of fifty Acres of Cedar Swamp which I purchased 
of John Bispham, Junior. Also a Qhest which have been in the family Sometime for Antiquity 
Sake and no More he being heretofore Provided for agreeable to my Abilitys. Item I Give 
and Devise unto my Son John Rogers and to his heirs and Assigns all that Land Situate 
on the Southerly Side of Ancocus Creek which I Purchased of John Sleeper Excepting and 
Reserving therefrom Ten and a half Acres lying on the said Creek Between Grubs Run and 
horse Point And is by a Map thereof Dated May tenth a.d. 1794 Signal William Woolman 
thus bounded Beginning at a bunch of white oak Suckers Standing a Small Distance from 
the said Creek from which it Runs North Sixty Nine Degrees and fifteen minutes East 
Ten Chains & Twenty five Links to a Post or Stone Thence North Nine Degrees West Two 
Chains and thirty one Links to a black oak by the side of the said Creek Thence Down 
the said Creek the Several Courses thereof untill the Cource first above Mentioned and the 
distance of One Chain and fifty Eight Links will fall on the Place of Beginning as p'' the 
Map aforesaid will Appear which said Ten and a half Acres I Reserve for and by Reason of 
a Certain bond I have against him the said John Rogers and is hereby Discharged I also 
Give and Devise unto the said John Rogers and his heirs and Assigns one equal undivided 
fifth Part of the aforesaid fifty Acres of Cedar Swamp Purchased of John Bispham Jun"" 
And all that my Equal half of about five and half Acres of Cedar Swamp Lying in the Bear 
Swamp which I Purchased in Company with John Hancock of Jonah Woolman and Joseph 
Burr Also All that Piece of Cedar Swamp about Two and a half Acres which was formerly 
my Fathers and Purchased of Eleazer Fenton. Item I Give and Devise unto my Son Samuel 
Rogers and his heirs and Assigns the following Land Viz : All that Land Called the Beat 
House Place which I Purchased of Thomas Conrow, All that Land I Purchased of Anne 
Smith, Biddle Shinn and Abraham Reeves lying on the Southerly Side of the said Ancocus 
Creek. And Sixteen Acres and Twenty Perches of Meadow and Marsh lying on the 
Southerly Side of the said Creek which by the Map of the same William Woolman dated the 
Seventh day of June a.d. 1787, with other lands adjoining thereunto Annexed is thus 
Bounded, Beginning at a Stake by the side of said Creek and Runs South Seventy Eight 
Degrees West four Chains and fifty Links to a Perseman (tree), thence South thirty four 
Degrees and thirty minutes West six Chains to the aforesaid Creek thence up the Same 
the Several Courses thereof to the Place of Beginning. One equal Undivided fifth Part of 
the aforesaid fifty Acres of Cedar Swamp Purchased of John Bispham, Junior, And one 
equal undivided third Part of two Pieces of Cedar Swamp lying on the Southerly Branch of 
Mount Misery Creek which I Purchased of John Bispham. Item I Give and Devise unto 
my Son Asa Rogers and to his heirs and Assigns the following Lands Viz : All that Land 
by the Map of the Same William Woolman Dated the Seventh day of June a.d. 1787 with 
other Lands Adjoining thereunto Annexed and is thus bounded, Beginning at a Stone 
in the Road leading from Mount Holly to Willingborough Corner to John Hancocks Land, 
and Runs ist South Seventy three Degrees East Eight Chains to the Corner of my Other 
Land Containing Twenty four Acres and Twenty one Perches by which it Runs. 2^ North 
fourteen Degrees East Twenty Chains and Twelve Links to a white oak Saplin corner to said 
last mentioned Land. 3d by the Same, North Eighty three Degrees East Seven Chains and 
forty Eight Links to a forked Maple also corner to the said last Mentioned land and Corner 
to my Son Williams Land. 4th North seven Degrees West Sixteen Chains and fifteen Links. 
5th north four Degrees West Eight Chains and five links. 6^^ North Seventy five Degrees 
West three Chains and Ninety four links. 7th South Eighteen Degrees West Six Chains 



and Twenty nine links. 8^^ South Sixty six Degrees and fifty Minutes west Two Chains and 
fifty nine Links, ptb South Twenty three Degrees and thirty Minutes West fourteen Chains 
and forty one Links. lotli North Sixty seven Degrees West one Chain and forty two links. 
nth South Twenty three Degrees and thirty Minutes West Seven Chains and fifty Links. 
I2tb North forty Degrees West five Chains and fifty seven Links. 13th South forty two 
Degrees West nine Chains and thirty links. 14th South Eighty four Degrees West Six 
Chains and fifty links. 15th South forty Six degrees West four Chains and thirty Six links. 
i6th North Seventy five Degrees West Two Chains and Eighty five links to Corner of Two 
Acres One Rodd and thirteen Perches I purchased of Valentine Jacobs which is herein in 
this Devise Granted. 17th by the Last mentioned lot North fifty six Degrees West three 
Chains and Seventy five links to another Corner of said Lot. 18*^ North One Degree West 
about two Chains and Eighty Links. 19th North fifty Eight Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East fifteen Chains and Eighty Eight Links. 2otli North Sixteen Degrees East Seventeen 
Chains to a pine. 2ist North Seventy three Degrees and forty minutes west Sixteen chains 
and Sixty Links. 22^ South Twenty three Degrees and Twenty minutes West Twenty three 
chains and Seventy five Links to a Stone by the South edge of the Road in John Runes's line 
and Corner to land hereafter Devised to my son Henry Rogers by which it Runs. 23d 
South fifty nine degrees and thirty Minutes East seven Chains and Twenty links. 24*11 by 
the same South One Degree East Twelve Chains and Ten links. 25th by the same South 
fifty Degrees and thirty minutes East four Chains and fifty Links. 26*^ by the same 
South Seventy Seven Degrees East Twenty six Chains and Eleven Links to corner of the 
Land Devised to Henry as aforesaid in the Line of John Hancock Land. 27th by the 
said Hancock North Eighteen Degrees East Ten Chains to the Place of Beginning be the 
Same more or less One equal Undivided fifth Part of the aforesaid fifty Acres of Cedar 
Swamp Purchased of John Bispham, Jun^', One equal Undivided third Part of two Pieces of 
Cedar Swamp lying on the Southerly branch of Mount Misery Creek which I purchased of 
John Bispham. Likewise Twenty nine Acres and thirteen Perches of Meadow and Upland 
lying on the Northerly Side of the s^ Creek as p^* the s^ Map last Mentioned of the same 
William Woolman which is thus bounded, Beginning at a Twin Poplar by the aforesaid 
Creek and Corner to the Land hereafter Devised to the said Henry Rogers By which it 
Runs ist North fourteen Degrees West Eleven Chains & Twenty Links to a Stone Corner to 
the sd Henry as aforesaid and Corner to John Reeves. 2^ North Eighty Degrees West 
Eleven Chains and fifty three links. 3d South Eighty Seven Degrees West Seven Chains. 
4*11 South Seven Chains to the aforesaid Creek thence up the s<l Creek the Several Courses 
thereof to the place of Beginning. All of which Land & Premises so devised unto my Son 
Asa Rogers as aforesaid on his Paying to, and for the use of, and Toward the Legacies 
hereafter Ordered to be paid out of my Estate. Item I Give and Devise unto my Son Henry 
Rogers and to his Heirs and Assigns the following Land hereafter mentioned, ' Subject to 
the Legacies & Priviledges hereafter Particularly Mentioned' That Plantation Tract of 
Land and Premises where I now live as by the last mentioned Map of the said William 
Woolman with other Land Adjoining thereunto annexed, and is thus Bounded, Beginning 
at a Black Oak Corner to John Hancocks Land on the Northerly side the said Creek And 
Runs ist North Eighteen Degrees East Twenty one Chains and thirty links to Corner of 
Land herein before Devised unto my Son Asa Rogers by which it is bounded the Several 
Courses to a Stone Corner to the said Asas Part and in the line of John Reeves Land, thence 
by the said Reeves South Twenty three Degrees & Twenty Minutes West Forty one Chains 
and Seventy five Links to a Stone Corner to said Reeves and the Beginning Corner of Twenty 
nine Acres and Thirteen Perches herein before Divised to the said Asa Rogers by which it 
is Bounded South Fourteen Degrees East Eleven Chains & Twenty Links to a twin Poplar 
by the aforesaid Creek Corner to the last mentioned Devise to Asa Rogers, thence up the 



said Creek the Several Courses to the Corner of Sixteen Acres and Twenty Perches herein 
before Devised unto my Son Samuel Rogers thence by the said Samuels Part the two several 
Courses to the aforesaid Creek Corner to the said Samuels Part Thence up the said Creek 
the Several Courses thereof to the Place of Beginning Containing one hundred and Sixty 
two Acres and thirty three Perches as by the Map aforesaid will Appear. One equal 
undivided fifth part of the aforesaid fifty Acres of Cedar Swamp Purchased of John Bispham, 
Junr And one equal Undivided third Part of two pieces of Cedar Swamp lying on the 
Southerly Branch of Mount Misery Creek which I Purchased of John Bispham And I do 
Order and Direct my son Henry Rogers to pay to the persons Hereafter named out of the 
Lands herein Devised to him ' as follows' To my three Grandchildren Namely William, 
Samuel & Mary the Children of my Daughter Mary Kirkbride Deceased And to Each 
of them the Sum of Ten Pounds in Specie Money as they shall arrive the age of Twenty 
one years. To my Granddaughter Elizabeth Daughter of my Daughter Martha Kirkbride 
the Sum of Sixty pounds in Like money when She Attain the age of Eighteen years. To my 
Granddaughter Ann Rogers the Sum of Ten Pounds in Like Money when She Attain the 
age of Eighteen years To my five Daughters Namely Elizabeth, Martha, Hester, Anne and 
Sarah and to Each of them the Sum of Twenty Pounds in Like Money at the End and 
Expiration of One year after the Decease of my wife. And to my wife the Sum of Ten 
Pounds in like Money yearly and every year for and During her Natural Life ; And permit 
my said wife to have, hold, occupy, possess, use and enjoy the priviledges herein before Given 
her, And Furnish and Provide for her Sufficient firewood at the Door Ready and fiting for 
the use of her fires Likewise find and Provide Keeping for her horse and Cow for and 
during her Natural life. Item I Do Give and Bequeath unto my Two Daughters Namely 
Hester & Sarah and to Each of them the Sum of Seventy Pounds in Money aforesaid to be 
Paid to them by my Executors hereafter named out of the Sales of Such Part of my 
Estate as I shall Hereafter Order and Direct to be Sold. Itei>i I Do Order the Residue and 
Remainder of my Estate what soever and wheresoever to be Sold as soon after my Decease 
as may be most to the Advantage of my Estate, And the moneys arising therefrom after 
the Payment of the Debts and Legacies aforesaid to be Divided into Six Equal Parts as 
follows. One Sixth Part to my said Wife All of which so Given and Devised to her is in 
full and in Lieu of her Right of Dower or thirds, the Remaining five equal Parts I Do 
Give and Bequeath unto my five Daughters namely Elizabeth, Martha, Hester, Anne & 
Sarah, Share and Share alike. Item and Lastly I do Nominate, Constitute and Appoint my 
Sons Asa, Samuel & Henry Rogers Executors of this my last Will and Testament Giving 
and Granting unto them or the Survivors or Survivor of them full power and Authority 
to Sell & Convey by Deed and Deeds of Conveyance all Such Real Estate and to Do and 
perform all such Lawful & Reasonable Matters and Things as shall or may be for the 
advantage of my Estate. 

" In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this thirteenth day 
of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety four. 1794. 

" Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced, [seal] 

Declared by the said William Rogers as and 
for his last will and Testament in the Presence 
of us the Subscribing Witnesses who in his 
Presence and at his request Set our hand here- 

" John Walker 
Joseph Budd 
Moses Kempton" 



The surname of his wife Martha is uncertain. He was hcensed to 
marry, 19 August, 1754, and on the Hcense bond, filed at Trenton, her name 
is written Martha Estergan or Estergans. As no such surname is elsewhere 

found, it is thought her name was pos- 
sibly Martha Esther Gans or Gano. 
She was born 11 August, 1732, and 
died 12 December, 1800,* and was 
buried by the side of her husband in Friends' ground at Mount Holly. Her 
signature as given, is reproduced from a deed of mortgage executed by 
herself and husband to Joseph Noble, 9 March, 1767. Her will is as follows: 

" I, Martha Rogers, of the Township of Northampton in the County of Burlington being 
at this time in a sound disposing mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of 
this life and the certainty of death, and being desirous to dispose of all my Estate which it 
hath pleased Providence to give me in this life, do make this my last Will and Testament 
making void all other Wills heretofore by me made and this one to be taken for the same 
as followeth, I do order all my just debts and funeral Charges be paid by my Executors 
hereafter named out of such monies as may arise from my Estate. I do give and bequeath 
unto my two Grand Children, the Children of my Daughter Mary Kirkbride, namely William 
and Mary Kirkbride, thirty pounds each, to be paid to them in one year after my death out 
of my Estate by my Executors hereafter named and I do give and bequeath unto my Grand- 
daughter Elizabeth Kirkbride my Calico Curtains one pair of sheets and pillow cases and 
Bed quilt and I do give and bequeath to my granddaughter Ann Rogers, daughter of my 
son John my silver tea spoons ; one figure worked coverled and one pair of Sheets and 
pillow cases and my white curtains and one Deaper Table Cloth, and I do give Elizabeth 
Kirkbride one Deaper Table Cloth which I had forgot, and I do give and bequeath to my 
Daughter Esther Rogers, my Mare in lieu of any other pay for nursing and taking care of 
me, and I do give and bequeath unto my five sons, namely William, John, Asa, Samuel, and 
Henry Rogers, five shillings each, to be paid to them in hand by my Executor hereafter 
named, and the remainder of my Estate wheresoever or whatsoever it may be, I do leave 
to be sold and equally divided betwixt my five daughters namely Elizabeth, Martha, Esther, 
Ann, and Sarah, Share and Share alike, and I do appoint and nominate my son Henry and 
my daughter Esther Rogers, Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, 
Giving or granting unto them or the Survivor of them full power to sell and distribute 
agreeable to the words above written to the best advantage of my Estate. In Testimony 
whereof I have thereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty-fifth day of September one 
thousand eight hundred 1800. 

" Martha Rogers [seal] 

" Signed, Sealed by the sd Martha 
Rogers in the presence of us subscribing Wit- 
nesses hereunto, 

" Abraham Reeves 

Granville Woolman 

Joseph White." 

* As entered on the Records of the Mount Holly Meeting of Friends. 



Children of William" and Martha (Estergans?) Rogers; all born near 
Mount Holly : * 

(9) i. Elizabeth Rogers*, born 12 January, 1755; died 11 January, 1810; married Jarvis 


(10) ii. William Rogers\ born 28 July, 1756; died 26 July, 1819; married Anne Elton. 

(11) iii. John Rogers*, born 5 June, 1758; died 16 December, 1828; married (i) Ann 

NoRCROSs; (2) Anne Kemble. 

(12) iv. Mary Rogers*, born 15 June, 1760; died 25 November, 1784; married Phineas 


(13) V. Martha Rogers*, born 2-j May, 1762; died 4 March, 1828; married, as second 

wife, Phineas Kirkbride. 

(14) vi. Asa Rogers*, born 16 March, 1764; died 10 May, 1838; married Beulah Gaskill. 

(15) vii. Samuel Rogers*, born 18 January, 1766; died November, 1825; married Abigail 

viii. Esther Rogers*, born 20 November, 1767; died 13 March, 1844; married, 19 
September, 1822, William Fox,t by whom she had no issue. 

(16) ix. Ann Rogers*, born 16 February, 1770; died 12 December, 1822; married William 


(17) X. Henry Rogers*, born 31 July, 1772; died 16 April, 1850; married Rachel Haines. 

(18) xi. Sarah Rogers*, born 15 March, 1776; died 13 November, 1846; married Darnell 


7. JOB ROGERS-^ (William^, Lieutenant William^), was born in Bur- 
lington County, about 1739, and died there, 17 February, 1799, aged fifty- 
nine years. 

In his father's will he is styled " shop keeper at New Mills," and he 
probably was its pioneer in this pursuit. Previous to 1752, the village of 
New Mills, now the borough of Pemberton, 
was called Hampton Hanover, but in that 
year, David Budd, Robert Smith, Daniel yj ^ ^ ^ ^^^^i^mi 

revious 10 1752, ine vniage 

Smith, and Patrick Reynolds built a grist- ^ y^ 

mill on Rancocas Creek below the bridge, ^^ 

and in or near the site of the present mill, and from that time the place 

was known as the New Mills in contradistinction to the old one on Budd's 


Mr. Rogers made over to Thomas Allen, also of New Mills, in the town- 
ship of Hanover, by deed of 6 May, 1795, certain lands that had come to 

* As entered on the Records of the Mount Holly Meeting of Friends. 

t " William Fox, of Northampton, son of Jonathan Fox, of Hanover, and Deborah his wife, 
both deceased, and Esther Rogers, daughter of William Rogers, of the township of Northampton, and 
Martha his wife' also deceased, married 19th of 9 month, 1822, at the meeting-house in Mount Holly. 
Witnesses : Mary Rogers, Charles Rogers, Hannah A. Kirkbride, Martha Haines, Martha Kirkbride, 
Asa Rogers, Beulah Rogers, Amy Rogers, Abner Rogers, Elizabeth Rogers, Abigail Rogers, Samuel 
Rogers, John Rogers, and many others." (Mount Holly Monthly Meeting Marriages, 1783-1830, 286.) 



him from his father. He died intestate, and Samuel Rogers and Isaac CarHle 
were constituted administrators of his estate, i March, 1799; and Isaac 
CarHle, as acting administrator, presented his first account to the Orphans' 
Court of Burlington County, 5 May, 1799. 

Mr. Rogers married, license, 16 January, 1769, Margery, daughter of 
Robert and Mary Allen, who died 8 April, 1792, aged forty- four years. 
Either husband, or wife, or possibly both, were members of the Baptist Church 
of Pemberton, in the quietness of whose shadow they lie side by side. 

Children of Job^ and Margery (Allen) Rogers: 

i. Rhoda Rogers'*, born i7/'6; died 16 June, 1852; married Daniel, son of John Estell, 
born 1770; died at Philadelphia, 11 August, 181 5; buried in the Baptist church- 
yard at Pemberton, where a fine ledger-stone marks his grave. Issue: i. 
Daniel O. Estell^ died at Richmond, Virginia, 28 May, 1829, aged twenty- 
four years. 2. Mary Estell', born i8ri; died March, 1879; became the wife 
of the late eminent Honorable Morton McMichael, of Philadelphia, and the 
mother of all his children. He was born 2 October, 1807, and died 12 January, 
ii. Margaret Rogers*, married, 27 September, 1798, Isaiah, son of Vincent Shinn, by 

his wife Elizabeth Budd, born 11 May, 1775. 
iii. Keziah Rogers*, named in the will of her grandmother, Mary Allen, of New Han- 
over, Burlington County, which bears date 22 March, 1789. The real estate 
of the testator was left to her children, Samuel Allen, Margery Rogers, 
and Margaret Allen, and the personalty to her grandchildren, — Rhoda to 
receive the silver, Keziah the pewter, and Margaret various articles of furni- 

8. THOMAS ROGERS=^ (William^, Lieutenant William^), was born 
in Burlington County, 26 August, 1740; died in Ohio, 17 January, 1817. 
He removed to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, after 29 March, 1796, and 
settled on the east bank of the Monongahela River. He purchased a large 
tract of land in Columbiana County, Ohio, and at his death he left one 
hundred and sixty acres to each of his seven sons, and eighty acres to each 
^^.^--Y^/^ /I of his seven daughters. This tract is now 

^ ^ ^{:^^ ^/Yott^ known as Rogersville. He married, 10 May, 

.3/ 1765, Ann, daughter of Joseph Rodman by his 

wife Tabitha Mumford. She was born 31 January, 1749, and died at 
Brown's Ferry, Pennsylvania, 20 July, 1823. All of their sons were tall 
men, the shortest being six feet in height, and the tallest, Daniel Rogers, six 
feet six inches. 

New Jersey Wills, Liber 32, folio 72. 


Children of Thomas^ and Ann (Rodman) Rogers: 

i. Joel Rogers*, born 25 August, 1766; died 31 December, 1842; married, 29 Novem- 
ber, 1790, Milcah Young, 
ii. Abraham Z. Rogers*, born 26 June, 1768; died 6 July, 1848; married, 25 Sep- 
tember, 1798, Mary Smith, 
iii. Thomas Rogers*, born 26 May, 1770; died 29 December, 1855; married, 26 

February, 1801, Hope Rossell. 
iv. Elizabeth Rogers*, born i August, 1772; died 5 August, 1857; married, 13 

January, 1801, Job Rossell. 
V. Rebecca Rogers*, born 17 April, 1774; died 20 October, 1825; married, 24 Sep- 
tember, 1 795, John Briggs. 
vi. Robert Rogers*, born 2 February, 1776; married, 6 August, 1801, Mary Fitts. 
vii. Levina Rogers*, born 6 March, 1778; died 10 October, 1821 ; married, 21 January, 

1802, Robert Williams, 
viii. Levi Rogers*, born 5 March, 1780; died 27 January, 1846; married, 26 November, 
1805, Hannah Menill. 
ix. Stacy Rogers*, born 13 March, 1783; married, 23 February, 1809, Sarah Jackson. 
X. Mary Rogers*, born 10 February, 1785; died 27 September, 1826; married, 11 

March, 1806, Nicholas Menill. 
xi. Abigail Rogers*, born 7 May, 1787; died unmarried. 

xii. Daniel Rogers*, born 9 April, 1789; married, 12 January, 1809, Elizabeth Jackson. 
xiii. Beulah Rogers*, born 7 July, 1791 ; died 15 August, 1822; married, 21 December, 

1809, Henry Jackson, 
xiv. Ann Rogers*, born 5 November, 1793 ; died 21 October, 1857. 

9. ELIZABETH ROGERS^ (William^, William^, Lieutenant Wil- 
liam^), was born in Burlington County, 12 January, 1755, and died at Ran- 
cocas, II January, 18 10. She married, ^ 

27 November, 1773, Jarvis Stokes,* son f/ / J J^ .,*^^<^ 

of John Stokes by his wife Hannah (^(^Cl^C^wL yci^^ 
Stogdell, of Rancocas, born 10 Novem- 
ber, 1753; died 14 December, 1804. Mrs. Stokes was received into member- 
^^ ship with the Rancocas Meeting 

yr ^,^-,^ ~'i2^^''^^!^^L.>_ °^ Friends by request, with two 

/ U^^L/L^ i^/Op\^c/ o^ ^"^^^ children, in August, 1778. 

^f Her husband, who had received 

*^ his Christian name from his ma- 

ternal grandfather, Jarvis Stogdell, was also in membership with the Rancocas 

Children of Jarvis and Elizabeth"* ( Rogers ) Stokes ; all born near Mount Holly : 

i. Martha Stokes^ born 26 June, 1774; died 12 August, 1838; married, 29 October, 
1795, Aaron Haines, Junr. 

* For parentage of Jarvis Stokes, see "Ancestry of the Stokes and other Families." 



ii. Hannah Stokes^ born ii August, 1775; died 28 January, 1868; married, 11 

February, 1795, Granville, son of Asher and Rachel Woolman. 
iii. John Stokes^, born 11 April, 1777; died 22 February, 1854; married, 17 November, 

1799, Elizabeth Woolman. 

iv. William Stokes^ born 14 January, 1779; died 17 August, 1838; married, 8 April, 

1798, Hannah Hatcher, 
v. Jarvis ST0KES^ born 5 November, 1780; died 28 August, 1865; married, 1806, 

Abigail Woolman. 
vi. Elizabeth STOKES^ born 29 May, 1782; died 25 July, 1865; married, 30 October, 

1800, Abel Haines. 

vii. Edith Stokes^ born 22 February, 1784; died in infancy, 
viii. Joseph Stokes^ born 26 February, 1787; died 23 August, 1851 ; married, 28 

November, 1812, Harriet Stockton, 
ix. Mary STOKES^ born 18 November, 1788; died, unmarried, 18 May, 1875. 

Stokes Arms 

X. Esther Stokes^ born 22 January, 1791 ; died 22 July, 1847 ; married, 1813, 

Joseph E. Butterworth. 
xi. Stogdell Stokes", born 20 October, 1792; died 22 August, 1843; married, 1813, 

Wilhelmina Metzgar. 
xii. Samuel Stokes^ born 13 August, 1794; died 11 October, i860; married, 1814, 

Amy Middleton. 
xiii. Mordecai Stokes^ born 26 March, 1796; died in infancy, 
xiv. Sarah R. STOKES^ born 24 February, 1798; died 22 July, 1851 ; married, 4 August, 

1825, Uriah Haines. 
XV. Mordecai ST0KES^ born 22 March, 1800; died 29 August, 1835; married Sarah 


10. WILLIAM ROGERS, Esq^^ (WilHam^ William^, Lieutenant Wil- 
liam^), was born in Burlington County, 28 July, 1756; died at Mount Holly, 
26 July, 1 819, and was buried in the Baptist church-yard of that town. By 
deed of 14 April, 1800, he received from William Deacon, executor of the 



will of Thomas Elton, certain lands in Northampton Township, beginning 
at a stone in the great road leading from Burlington to Rancocas.* 

He was a farmer, and is so described in a deed executed by himself and 
wife Anne, to Abraham Merritt, 9 January, 1801, for a plantation of one 
hundred and seventy-five acres in Northampton Township, which he had 
received from his father, William Rogers, and Martha his wife, by deed of 
23 November, 1786.! William and Anne Rogers were also parties to a deed 
of 27 March, 1801, to William Cowperthwait for forty-six acres in Northamp- 
ton Township, which his, the grantor's, father purchased from Joseph Cox, 
3 February, 1770. ^ In 1812 he purchased the old house on Mill Street in 
Mount Holly, known as the Stephen Girard House, where Philadelphia's 
greatest philanthropist, her merchant and marine prince, carried on his busi- 
ness of bottling wines and brandies while Lord Howe held possession of the 
city of Penn in 1777-78. Mr. Rogers held various township offices, and was 
a justice of the peace and of ..^^O 

the courts of the county. '^'^^^^^^ * jf^ _ ^^ 

His will, which bears date /%*.^5^V*yt-tf>^t^^;^*-^'^^^ 
5 September, 18 18, and was yy ^ 

probated 17 August, 1819, § 

declares him to be in his sixty-third year, makes bequests to all the children 
enumerated below, except Caleb, Martha, and Elizabeth, who are not named, 
and gives to son William " a large oak chest for antiquities sake." 

He married, 20 December, 1777, Anne, daughter of Revel Elton by his 
wife Anne Lippincott, || born 11 April, 1757; died 26 August, 1843. By deed 
of 24 December, 18 19, Anne Rogers, Elton Rogers, and William Rogers, as 
executors of William Rogers, Esqi", conveyed to Stacy Downs, Jun^, of Mount 

* Burlington County Deeds, I, 278. 

t Ibid., K, 42-44. 

X Ibid., I, 634. 

\ Burlington County Probate Records, B, 581, 582. 

II William Rogers, Junr, and Anne his wife, late Anne Elton, were parties to a deed of 11 May, 1793, 
with Joseph Butterworth, of Mount Holly, tanner, and Sarah his wife, Alexander Shiras, of the same, 
merchant, Anna Lippincott, of Springfield Township, spinster, John Black, surveyor, and Mary his 
wife, of Marshfield, Elizabeth and Patience Lippincott, of Springfield, John Mullen, carpenter, and 
Anna his wife, late Anna Butterworth, of Northampton, Josiah Dungan, and Mary his wife, late Mary 
Butterworth, of Philadelphia, Sarah Butterworth, Jun'', Lettice Butterworth, and Elizabeth Butterworth, 
of Mount Holly, spinsters, grantors, to John Butterworth, of Northampton, and John Ross, of Mount 
H0II3'. The deed recites that Anne Lippincott devised by will to her daughter Sarah, the wife of 
Joseph Butterworth, and to her granddaughters, Mary, wife of John Black, Elizabeth, Anna, and 
Patience Lippincott (daughters of her deceased son Job Lippincott), Anna, wife of John Mullen, and 
daughter of Joseph and Sarah Butterworth, Mary, Sarah, Lettice, and Elizabeth Butterworth, and to 
Anne Rogers, wife of William Rogers and daughter of Revel Elton, etc. (Burlington County Deeds.) 

4 49 


Holly, a plantation in Northampton Township, of which William Rogers, 
Esqr, had become possessed by virtue of a conveyance from his father, 
William Rogers, the elder, and Martha his wife, bearing date 26 November, 
1786.* The last will and testament of Mrs, Rogers was executed on the 
eighty-second anniversary of her birth, — 11 April, 1839, — and was probated 
20 October, i843.f She left a legacy to all the children named in her hus- 
band's will, to grandchildren Beulah Rogers, Anne Rogers, William Rogers, 
John Rogers, and Lydia Rogers, and to the Baptist Church of Mount Holly. 

Children of William, Esq^^, and Anne (Elton) Rogers; all born at Mount 
Holly : ^ 

i. Mary Rogers", born 24 January, 1780; married, 17 May, 1801, James French. 

ii. Elton Rogers'*, born 6 September, 1781 ; died 31 August, 1866, and resided in 
Willingborough Township. He married, 20 February, 1810, Ruth Matlack, 
born 24 September, 1790; died 7 June, 1869. Issue: i. William Rogers", born 
29 November, 1810. 2. George W. Rogers", born 15 March, 1813; died 12 
May, 1881. 3. Rebecca B. Rogers", born 16 January, 1815; died 19 October, 
1881 ; married Nathan Hunt Stokes, § born 6 November, 1815. 4. Martha 
Rogers", born 20 August, 1816; married (i) Josiah Woohnan ; (2) Joel 
Horner. 5. Elton Rogers", born 7 April, 1819; married, in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, 30 December, 1845, Margaretta, daughter of Captain Abraham Pastorius, 
of Philadelphia. 6. Isaac Harris Rogers', born 11 May, 1821 ; died 21 
March, 1853. 7. Ruth Ann Rogers", married William Wilkins. 8. Letitia 
Rogers', married William Mortland. 
iii. Caleb Rogers", born 3 September, 1783; died 15 July, 1794. 

iv. Anna Rogers", born 18 June, 1785; died 26 November, 1868; married, 27 October, 
1803, William Braddock, of Evesham, born 19 October, 1779; died 12 Decem- 
ber, 1853. 

V. Captain William Rogers", born 10 June, 1788; died at Mount Holly, where he 
had resided, 10 December, 1837 ; married, in 1812, Rebecca Woolston, born 
13 November, 1794; died 15 November, 1852. Issue: i. Ann Rogers", born 

* Burlington County Deeds, L2, 91. 

t Burlington County Probate Records, Liber F, 266. 

X As entered on the Mount Holly Meeting Records. 

j For parentage of Nathan Hunt Stokes, see " Ancestry of the Stokes and other Families." His 
children by his wife Rebecca B. Rogers, were : i. Amanda Rogers Stokes', born 5 November, 1840; 
died 17 February, 1876 ; married William P. White. 2. Dillwin Stokes', born 3 July, 1842 ; died young. 
3. Mordecai Stokes', born 8 August, 1843; died young. 4. Elizabeth Woolman Stokes', born 
13 February, 1845; died young. 5. Martha Woolman Stokes', born 7 April, 1846; died i July, 
1903; married, 9 November, 1866, John W. Woodward. 6. Franklin Rogers Stokes', born 
5 December, 1847 ; married Emily Geraldine Quicksall, born 31 January, 1856 ; died 16 August, 1896. 
7. Charles Henry Stokes', born 3 March, 1849; died young. 8. John Dillwin Stokes', born 
22 June, 1850 ; died 9 January, 1895 ; married Mary S. Randall. 9. George W. R. Stokes', born 

3 April. 1852; married, 20 December, 1883, Ella Harkness Garbrell. 10. Ruthana Stokes', born 

4 September, 1853; died young. 11. Rebecca Rogers Stokes', born 2 April, 1855; died young. 
12. Laura Stokes', born 27 July, 1857; died 7 August, 1894; married, 16 December, 1881, George 



22 December, 1814; died 13 November, 1816. 2. Beulah W. Rogers*, born 
14 November, 1817; died 11 February, 1896; married Daniel Holman, born 
3 November, 1819; died i October, 1889. 3. Anna Elton Rogers", born 14 
December, 1819; died 28 August, 1865; married Charles Bennett. 4. Maria 
W. Rogers", born 15 March, 1822; died i May, 1834. 5. William Braddock. 
Rogers', born 5 June, 1826; died 25 March, 1902; married (i), 5 November, 
1857, Sarah Southwick Dobbins; married (2), 16 May, 1870, Josephine Mil- 
dred Wentz. 6. John Woolston Rogers", born 4 June, 1828; died 16 April, 
1886; married Amy Folwell. 7. Lydia B. Rogers", born 28 December, 1830; 
died 18 March, 1886; married, 12 February, 1851, Alexander Elwell, M.D. 
8. Hannah Maria Rogers", born 15 August, 1834; died 31 December, 1836. 

vi. Jonathan Rogers", born i May, 1790; died 31 August, 1845; married Mary 
Peacock, born 16 September, 1790; died 18 March, 1883. 

vii. Joseph Rogers', born 24 April, 1792; died 21 June, 1863; married Jemima 
Westcott, born 29 September, 1802; died 4 August, 1874. Issue: i. Samuel 
Rogers", born 30 September, 1829; died 8 August, 1830. 2. Isaac Rogers", 
born 1839; died 24 February, 1859. 
viii. Martha Rogers", born 23 September, 1794; died 6 October, 1798. 

ix. Elizabeth Rogers", born 16 January, 1797; died 9 October, 1798. 
X. Thomas Rogers", born 16 March, 1799; married, 30 May, 1827, Marian Steel- 

xi. Isaac Rogers", born 16 August, 1802; died 30 November, 1819. 

II. JOHN ROGERS* (William^ William^, Lieutenant William^), was 
born in Mount Holly, 5 June, 1758, and died at Rancocas, 16 December, 1828. 

He received from his father land on the south side of Rancocas Creek, 
and certain pieces of swamp land, one of which had been purchased by his 
grandfather, William Rogers, from Eleazer Fenton. 
He and his wife Ann were joint parties with 
brothers and sisters, as heirs of William Rogers, 
to various conveyances for land in Northampton Township, which had been 
acquired by their father, the said William Rogers, and by their grandfather, 
William Rogers; the instruments for the same being of record among the 
public archives of Burlington County.* 

Mr. Rogers married (i) Ann Norcross, born 18 February, 1762; died 
20 March, 1785, daughter of Joshua Norcross by his wife Jane Stratton. He 
married (2), in 1787, Anne Kemble, born 15 February, 1767, died 22 July, 
1859, daughter of Joseph and Martha Kemble. 

his ^tr^u(^(^ef^ 

Child of John* and Ann (Norcross) Rogers; born at Rancocas 
i. Ann Rogers", born 20 February, 1785; died unmarried. 

* Burlington County Deed Books, J, 170 ; K, 453 ; L, 722, 723 ; Q, 535. 



Children of John^ and Anne (Kemble) Rogers; born at Rancocas: 

ii. Charles Rogers', born 27 November, 1787; died 6 September, 1790. 
iii. Martha Rogers^ born 6 May, 1790; married Thomas Vanneman. 
iv. Asa Rogers', born 31 October, 1792; died 31 July, 1874; married, 26 January, 

1817, Rebecca Parker, born 8 October, 1797; died 15 December, 1872. 
V. John Rogers', born 10 April, 1795 ; died, unmarried, 19 March, 1844. 
vi. Margaret Rogers', born 6 September, 1797; died 17 August, 1864; married, 

I September, 1824, John H. Kinsell. 
vii. Charles Rogers', born 2 March, 1800 ; married, 29 December, 1825, Jane Chamber- 
viii. Joseph K. Rogers', born 14 July, 1802; died 3 March, 1859; married, 16 February, 

1837, Mary Wright, 
ix. Harriet Rogers', born 25 October, 1804; died 9 November, 1806. 
X. Mary Ann Rogers', born 15 January, 1807; died 24 November, 1872; married, 

3 October, 1844, Thomas Davenport, 
xi. Esther Rogers', born 29 April, 1809; died 26 July, 1892; married, 19 December, 

1833, Samuel Peacock, born 7 August, 1807 ; died 16 February, 1889. 
xii. FuRMAN Rogers', born 16 October, 1814; married (i) Naomi Shaw; (2) 


12. MARY ROGERS* (William^, William^, Lieutenant William^), was 
born near Mount Holly, 15 June, 1760, and died at Mount Holly, 25 Novem- 
ber, 1784, leaving three children. She married, 22 July, 1779, Phineas Kirk- 
bride, son of John Kirkbride by his wife Margery Woolston, born in Falls 
Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 25 February, 1754, and died at Mount 
Holly, 5 April, 181 5. Mr. Kirkbride was the pioneer wheelwright and car- 
riage-builder of Mount Holly, and his shops there were located on the present 
Main Street, just opposite the county buildings. Mary Kirkbride had been 
in membership with the Mount Holly Meeting of Friends, and was disciplined 
by that meeting, 7th of 2 mo., 1781, for her marriage out of conformity with 

^— .^ ^ Friends' customs. Her " sorrow," 

sidered, and she was accordmgly 
reinstated to good standing. After her death, Mr. Kirkbride married her 
sister, Martha Rogers (13), who was born near Mount Holly, 27 May, 1762, 
and died there, 4 March, 1828. By this last marriage he had nine children. 

The paternal ancestry of Phineas Kirkbride furnishes names which have 
figured prominently in the early history of the two Quaker settlements of 
Pennsylvania and West Jersey. Joseph Kirkbride, his great-grandfather, 
came to Pennsylvania with the Proprietary, William Penn, in the " Welcome," 
in 1682, then a young man of nineteen, having been born 29 September, 1662, 
and son of Mahlon and Magdalen Kirkbride, of the quaint little town of Kirk- 
bride, in county Cumberland, England. He settled in Bucks County, Penn- 



sylvania, where he became a wealthy and influential man, a magistrate, mem- 
ber of the Assembly, and a leading minister among the Friends, and where 
he died in March, 1737. He married (i), 14 March, 1688, Phebe, daughter 
of Randall Blackshaw; (2), 7 February, 1702, Sarah, daughter of Mahlon 
and Rebecca Stacy, of Burlington County, New Jersey, She dying 28 Novem- 
ber, 1703, he married (3), 17 February, 
1704, Mary Yardley, by whom he had a 
son, John Kirkbride. This John Kirk- 
bride married (i), 16 March, 1731, 
Hannah, daughter of John and Joanna Sykes, of Chesterfield, who died 
the following year. He married (2), in 1744, Edith Newbold, of Chesterfield, 
and (3), II November, 1750, Margery Woolston, by whom he had Phineas 
Kirkbride, the subject of this sketch. 

Children of Phineas and Mary'* (Rogers) Kirkbride; all born in Northamp- 
ton Township : 

i. William Kirkbride^ died 24 June, 1848; married, 8 August, 1799, Elizabeth 

ii. Samuel Kirkbride*, born 7 August, 1781 ; died unmarried, 9 September, 1800. 
iii. Mary Kirkbride', born 17 November, 1784; died 5 August, 1835; married, 15 
September, 1807, Thomas Wilson. 

Children of Phineas and Martha'* (Rogers) Kirkbride; all born in Northamp- 
ton Township : 
iv. Phineas Kirkbride', born 18 March, 1787; died 24 July, 1867; married, 30 

December, 1809, Rebecca Walton. 
V. John Kirkbride', born 9 February, 1790; died 20 March, 1859; married (i), 17 

December, 1813, Elizabeth Prickett; (2), 27 December, 1834, Priscilla H. 

Strieker; (3), 9 December, 1845, Mrs. Lydia Haines Woolman; (4), in 

1858, Ann Shinn. 
vi. Stacy Kirkbride', born 28 September, 1791 ; died 23 October, 1865; married, 29 

December, 181 4, Sarah Rose Hammett. 
vii. Mahlon Kirkbride', twin of above; died 26 January, 1876; married, 5 June, 

1814, Ann Hilliard. 
viii. Margery Kirkbride', born 14 May, 1794; died 15 January, 1859; married, 19 

May, 1814, Aaron Mathis. 
ix. Joseph Kirkbride', born 17 March, 1796; died 27 September, 1848; married (i), 

25 January, 1817, Letitia Day Branson; (2), 14 May, 1828, Mary H. Collins. 
X. Jonathan Kirkbride', born 30 July, 1798; died 23 September, 1867; married, 25 

January, 1821, Rebecca B. Hilliard. 
xi. Job Kirkbride', born 6 December, 1800; died 14 April, 1878; married (i) Abigail 

Eldridge; (2) Eliza Johnson; (3), in June, 1867, Mrs. Jane Kirkbride. 
xii. Martha Kirkbride', born 31 March, 1805; died 6 September, 1869; married (i), 

27 December, 1830, John Oliphant; (2), 8 May, 1838, Joshua Hilliard. 



14. ASA ROGERS^ (William^ William^, Lieutenant William^), was 
born near Mount Holly, 16 March, 1764, and died at Vincentown, Burlington 
County, 10 May, 1838. He was one of the executors of his father's will, and 
as such gave bond with his brothers, Samuel Rogers and Henry Rogers, 13 
April, 1797, to William Rogers, John Rogers, Phineas Kirkbride, Esther 
Rogers, and Sarah Rogers, all of the township of Northampton, Jarvis Stokes, 

Jt of the township of Willingborough, and 

Z^^^-^/y^ y^/^/^^ty^"''^^ William Lippincott, of the township of 

/^^jL ^ Chester, legatees under the will of Wil- 

^^/ Ham Rogers, late of Northampton, de- 

^ ceased. The instrument recited that the 

aforesaid William Rogers, by virtue of a conveyance from Abraham Engle 
and Patience his wife, bearing date 18 March, 1796, became possessed of 
a certain plantation in Northampton Township, containing about ninety acres, 
which was not disposed of in his will, and which the above-named execu- 
tors were empowered to sell and to divide the proceeds equally among 
the heirs. In 1804 Asa Rogers was living on a farm on the road leading 
from Mount Holly to Rancocas Meeting-House,* but he later purchased 
several tracts of land and a stone house in Vincentown, and there resided 
until his death. He was one of 
the trustees of the Vincentown 
school in 1808 and in 1819. His 
will, made 5 August, 1834, named the children given below, and made all 
his daughters executors. f He married, about 1795, Beulah Gaskill, who was 
living as late as 16 May, 1839, when she advertised that all debts due to the 
estate of her husband, Asa Rogers, of Vincentown, should be paid to herself 
and her daughters, Elizabeth Rogers and Harriet Oliphant, as the executors 
of his will. 

a^^cA^^^^^^-A^ (jL^^^/" 

Children of Asa^ and Beulah (Gaskill) Rogers; all born in Northampton 
Township : 

i. Job RoGERS^ married, 4 April, 1822, Margaret, daughter of William Stockton. 

ii. Asa Rogers', died unmarried ; sold his business at Vincentown, 13 May, 1833. 
iii. Abner Rogers", died 20 October, 1858; married Mary W. Bodine. 
iv. Sarah Rogers^ married, 28 October, 1826, Charles Wilkinson. 

V. Elizabeth J. Rogers", died unmarried. 

vi. Harriet Rogers^ born 181 1; died 16 May, 1847; married, 20 October, 1835, Job 
Oliphant, born 8 January, 1812; died 2 August, 1849. 

* Burlington County Deeds, M, folio 633. 

t Burlington County Probate Records, E, 234. 



15. SAMUEL ROGERS^ (William^ William^, Lieutenant William^), 
was born near Mount Holly, 18 January, 1766, and died at Mount Holly, in 
November, 1825. He was a successful farmer, and the owner of considerable 
land, as well as a large plantation on the south branch of Rancocas Creek, 
between Hainesport and Mount Holly, a part of which he had inherited from 
his father. The following advertisement from the Mount Holly Mirror, of 
24 September, 1832, somewhat describes his homestead, which was sold 
when his youngest child, Clayton Brown Rogers, attained his majority : 

" Sale of valuable Farm. South side of Rancocas. 

"Residence of Samuel Rogers, Township of Northampton, 1% miles from Mount 
Holly, 16 from Philadelphia. 150 acres, 4 of meadow land, residue upland. Large two story 
Dwelling. Three rooms on first floor, 4 on second floor. One-half of house stone and the 
other brick. Large barn, hay-house, wagon-house, and crib. Situation retired and remark- 
ably healthy. See Samuel E. Rogers on premises. George Haywood, of Mount Holly. 
Clayton B. Rogers, of Philadelphia." 

Mr. Rogers was in fellowship with the Society of Friends and a member 
of the Mount Holly Meeting, and was buried in the graveyard surrounding 
the old Meeting-House on Main and Garden Streets. His will, which was 
executed 27 July, 1825, and probated 13 November, 1826,* follows here- 

" In the name of God, Amen, I, Samuel Rogers of the Township of Northampton in 
the County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, being sick and low as to bodily health, 
but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and knowing the uncertainty 
of this transitory life, do make and publish this as my last will and testament in manner and 
form following viz: First. — It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral 
charges be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. Second. 
—I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Abigail Rogers, all the household goods and 
kitchen furniture of every kind and description which she brought to me at the time of our 
marriage or since, and for such or such kinds and parts of the same, that is or shall be 
worn out or injured by use at the time of my decease, I desire may be made good to her, and 
I also give to my dear wife all my right and title, of in and to the barn standing on her lot 
of land in Gaskill's lane. Third.— I give and bequeath to my daughters viz : Mary Rogers, 
Achsah Haines, late Achsah Rogers, Abigail Rogers, Rachel Rogers, and Elizabeth Rogers, 
each the sum of one hundred and ninety dollars, desiring nevertheless that the account 
which I have or shall have charged against them or either of them at my decease to be 
considered as part or parcel of either respective share or legacies, and further I also give 
and bequeath unto m.y said six daughters the two following tracts or lots of woodland, the 
first of which is thus bounded viz : Beginning at a stone corner to my other lands and corner 
to Read & Hughes' land from which it runs first, South forty-seven degrees, East twelve 
chains and forty-two links, thence Second, North forty-four degrees & thirty minutes. East 
ten chains and seventy-four links, thence North eighty-six degrees & fifteen minutes, West 

* Burlington County Probate Records, C, folio 679. 




four chains and twenty-four links, thence North sixty-six degrees and thirty minutes, West 
eleven chains and eighty-five links then South eighteen degrees and thirty minutes West 
four chains and seventy-three links to the place of Beginning Containing nine acres and 
sixty-tv^fo hundredths of an acre be the same more or less the second is a lot I purchased of 
Henry Rogers and wife in 1812, and is thus bounded viz: Beginning at a chestnut oake tree 
Standing on the Steep bank on the South side of the North branch of Ancocas Creek anciently 
marked for a corner or as a line tree and in the line of my other lands and runs from thence 
first South fifty-two degrees and twenty-three minutes, East thirteen chains and eighty-two 
links to a corner of my other lands and to the estate of Samuel Moore deceased, thence by 
the same (Second), South forty-six degrees and fifteen minutes. West fifteen chains and 
seventy links to a stone in the North edge of Woolman's road, thence third. North sixty- 
three degrees and twenty minutes. West ten and twenty links to a white oak tree, thence 
fourth, North, five degrees & thirty minutes, East eleven chains and sixty-eight links until 
it comes exactly half way down the steep hill or high Bank between the upland and marsh, 
thence bounded up the several courses of the said steep hill or high bank at exactly half 
way between the Top of the hill and marsh to the place of Beginning, Containing twenty-two 
acres three rods and twenty perches together with two acres and twenty perches of my 
other land adjoining the North easterly end of the above last described lot to begin at 
Moore's Corner and to run a straight and direct line to the Creek — so far up the same as to 
contain the said two acres and twenty perches the said above described tracts, pieces, or 
parcels of woodland, I desire to be equally divided between my said six daughters share 
and share alike according to quality and quantity. Fourth. — I give and bequeath to my three 
sons Zachariah, Samuel, and Clayton Rogers all the rest, residue, and remainder of my 
estate real and personal and mixed including all my oak land, pine lands and Cedar Swamp 
whatsoever and wheresoever the same can, shall or may be found subject nevertheless to 
the right of dower which my said dear wife, Abigail Rogers, their mother, shall, should, 
or ought to claim, have, hold, occupy, use, and enjoy agreeably to law of in and to the same 
during her natural life and also subject to the charges hereinafter created or put upon the 
same viz should either of my said sons after they attain their ages of twenty-one years Con- 
tinue to work on the said farm or elsewhere for me it is my will and I do direct that he 
or they thus working may be paid for their labour such wages as shall or may be right & 
reasonable also desiring that the said estate real personal and mixed thus bequeathed to my 
said three sons be equally divided between them according to quality and quantity also 
particularly requesting that the same division between my said three sons be not made to take 
effect until my youngest son attains his age of twenty-one years should he live to attain 
that age. I give the same to them their heirs and assigns forever. Fifth. — Should either 
of my said children die without lawful heirs or issue or before they shall have received his, 
her or their share or shares of my said estate, It is my will and I do order that the said 
share or shares of the said deceased child or children be divided between the residue or 
survivors of my said children in such a manner that the boys shall receive two shares and 
the girls one. Lastly. — I do hereby nominate and appoint my dear wife Abigail Rogers, 
Executrix, my sons Zachariah and Samuel Executors of this my last will and testament and 
guardians of my minor children during their minority. In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal the twenty-seventh day of the seventh month July in the year of our 
Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-five. 

" William H. Rogers 

Henry Rogers v-^-^ ^ ^ /ir i j^ 

Daniel Wills." > — '{^^^^'^'T^/^^C^L-'VV^ ^ 



Mr. Rogers was married, 27 March, 1796, by George Nelson, justice of 
the peace, to Abigail Reeves, daughter of Henry Reeves by his wife Abigail 
Jess, who was born 2 March, 1770, and . 

was buried at Mount Holly, 24 February, /^^ > fi /y 
1849. Her will, dated 17 April, 1848, c/U^f^^^ -^a^^^T^ 
proved 7 March, 1849, niade bequests to a (/ 

all her children and grandchildren then living. 

Children of Samuel^ and Abigail (Reeves) Rogers; all born at Hainesport: 

i. Mary Rogers^ born 10 February, 1798; died unmarried, 21 July, 1844. 

(19) ii. AcHSAH E. Rogers^ born 15 May, 1799; died 3 October, 1844; married George 

A. Haines, 
iii. Zachariah' Rogers^, born 26 August, 1800 ; died at Burlington, in September, 
-^ £ . /9 yi ^^3^ ' niarried Martha Archer. Issue : 

^^7 /f^J^J^l t ^ _fy\ y5v A aA 1 ■'■ Mathilda A. Rogers", born 11 Sep- 
^y '^''^fl/fMAA^m^'t,^ C/l^^fy*^^ tember, 1828; died 20 March, 1893; mar- 
L^ ^ ried Joseph C. Dill. 2. John Stratton 

Rogers", died in 1899; married Lydia Engle; resided in Newtown, Cumber- 
land County, New Jersey, and had no issue, 
iv. Abigail RoGERS^ born 17 April, 1802 ; died, unmarried, 18 November, 1832. 

(20) V. Martha RoGERS^ born 2 June, 1803; died 30 May, 1884; married David Sharp, 
vi. Rachel RoGERS^ born 11 September, 1805; died 24 September, 1887; married, 

I January, 1850, as second wife, Joseph Eayre Butterworth, born 19 February, 
1788; died 29 March, 1873. Issue: Eayre Butterworth", died in infancy. 

(21) vii. Samuel Elton RoGERS^ born 26 January, 1807; died 27 March, 1890; married 

(i) Sarah Lamb; (2) Susan B. Gibbs; (3) Emeline Kirkbride. 
viii. Elizabeth S. RoGERS^ born 1808; died 2 November, 1847; married Ira Haines, 
born 3 January, 1804; died 11 April, 1846. Issue: i. Martha A. Haines", 
born 18 January, 1844; died in 1855. 2. Abigail R. Haines", born 28 March, 
1846; died in 1871 ; married, in November, 1867, Robert K. Neff. 

(22) ix. Clayton Brown Rogers', born 22 August, 1810; died 16 December, 1885; mar- 

ried (i) Eliza Coffin; (2) Sarah Taylor Middleton. 

16. ANN ROGERS^ (William^ William^, Lieutenant William^), was 
born near Mount Holly, 16 February, 1770, and died at Westfield, 12 Decem- 
ber, 1822. She married, / ^ ^ /^ 
II September, 1793, Wil- ^^^'^'^-'^^ i^Cy^^A^ 
liam Lippincott, son of / / 

Thomas Lippincott by his wife Elizabeth Haines, who was born in Chester 

(now Cinnaminson) Town- 
ship, in 1770-71, and died 
there, 7 April, 181 3. Mr. 
Lippincott was a farmer, and lived on a part of the old Lippincott tract 
of one thousand and thirty-four acres on Swedes' Run, which had been bought 




of Thomas Stevenson, son-in-law of Edward Billinge, one of the proprietors 
of West Jersey, and which Thomas Lippincott, father of him of our sketch, 
had inherited from his uncle, Thomas Lippincott. 

The ancestry of this branch of the Lippincotts is set forth in the " Geneal- 
ogy of the Stokes Family," by Richard Haines, of Medford, New Jersey. 

Children of William and Ann^ (Rogers) Lippincott; all born in Chester 

(now Cinnaminson) Township: 

i. Amasa Lippincott', born 3 July, 1794; died 26 February, 1862; married (i), 30 
April, 1818, Esther Collins; (2), 6 April, 1827, Hannah Bishop. 

ii. William Lippincott', born 8 January, 1798; died 7 May, 1879; married, 2 May, 
1826, Catharine Rudderow. 

iii. Israel Lippincott', born 17 May, 1800; died 9 May, 1879; married, in 1829, 
Maria Wallace; (2), 30 March, 1848, Atlantic Warrington. 

iv. Martha Lippincott', born 3 March, 1802; died in May, 1884; married, in May, 
1834, Timothy Paxson, of Pennsylvania. 

V. Thomas Lippincott', born 8 February, 1804; died 16 February, 1895; married, 
9 February, 1831, Hannah Rudderow, daughter of William and Rachel Rud- 
derow, born 9 May, 1812 ; died 8 August, 1863. 

vi. Ann Lippincott', born 30 November, 1805 ; died unmarried, 10 January, 1879. 

vii. Benjamin Lippincott', born 6 February, 1808; died at Tampico, Mexico, 24 

March, 1832. 
viii. Clayton Lippincott', born 19 January, 1810; died 26 December, 1891 ; married, 
in 1837, Rachel Collins. He was master in Chancery, and judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas for Burlington County from i860 until 18 — . 

ix. Elizabeth Lippincott', born 6 April, 1812; died 3 August, 1895; married, 
13 February, 1834, Nathan Hunt Conrow. 

17. HENRY ROGERS^ (William^, William^, Lieutenant William^), 
was born near Mount Holly, 31 July, 1772, and died at Mount Holly, 16 
April, 1850. He was one of the executors of his father's will, and as such, 

joined his brothers Asa and Samuel in a 
bond of 13 April, 1797, to the other lega- 
tees, for the proper sale, and a just dis- 
tribution of the moneys thereunder arising, 
of certain lands in Northampton Township, which had not been disposed of 
in the said will. His autograph here given is from that document.* And 
he was, under similar conditions, on 8 ^^- ^ ^^ 

January, 1820, a party to the sale of yC^^ ^ cJl£y^ '^CU^ ^ 
three lots of cedar swamp on Absecon 

Creek, in all about forty or fifty acres. He was in membership with the 
Friends, and was one of the overseers of the Mount Holly Meeting. He 

* Original bond in possession of Mr. Leander Rogers. 



left a will, which made provision for all his children living at its execution, 
24 August, 1848.* 

Mr. Rogers married Rachel, daughter of William Haines, born 13 June, 
1775; died 10 January, 1852. 

Children of Henry'* and Rachel (Haines) Rogers; all born near Mount 


i. Lydia Rogers', born 2 October, 1795; died, unmarried, 6 October, 1837. 
ii. Edith Rogers', born 24 March, 1797; died 27 May, 1869; married, 13 March, 1817, 

Robert W. Haines, born 2 January, 1791 ; died 2 April, 1862. 
iii. Benjamin Rogers', born i April, 1799; died 12 September, 1804. 
iv. Rachel Rogers', born 9 December, 1801 ; died 14 September, 1804. 
V. William H. Rogers', born 24 October, 1803; died 31 May, 1889; married, in 1829, 

Hannah Thackara. 
vi. Henry Rogers', born 4 November, 1805; died i August, 1844; married, 7 March, 

1839, Lydia Brown, by whom he had the following children, named in their 

grandfather's will : i. Charles Rogers'. 2. Henry Rogers'. 3. Reading 

Rogers". 4. Benjamin Rogers'. 
vii. Stacy Rogers', born 23 September, 1807. His daughter, Rachel Ann Rogers, was 

a legatee of her grandfather. 
viii. Rebecca Rogers', born 7 January, 1810; died 25 February, 1814. 
ix. Beulah Ann Rogers', born 16 February, 1812; died 2 February, 1862; married, 

4 September, 1828, Nathan Austin, of Evesham. 
X. Benaiah Rogers', born 20 December, 1815 ; died 20 January, 1862; married 

Harriet Crammer, 
xi. Martha Esther Rogers', born 16 April, 1818; died 15 July, 1891 ; married, 17 

November, 1842, Reading Margerum, born 11 February, 1811 ; died 20 Decem- 
ber, 1897. 

18. SARAH ROGERS'* (William^ William^, Lieutenant William*), 
was born near Mount Holly, 15 March, 1776, and was married, 31 January, 
1799, by Daniel Newbold, justice, to ^ ""^T 

Darnell Braddock,t of Evesham, Bur- p^^ n^^ ^.^/l ^^^^-'''^^ 
lington County, son of Rehoboam -^ 

Braddock by his wife Jemima Darnell, born at Evesham, 18 April, 1777, 
and died intestate before 14 March, 1822, when his widow, Sarah Brad- 
dock, as administratrix, advertised the sale of his dwelling-house in Eves- 

* Burlington County Wills, G, 461, 462. 

t Robert Braddock, the first of the name in Burlington County, married, in 1709, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Timothy Hancock, by his wife Rachel Firman. Their son, Robert Braddock, married, 
license, 24 November, 1737, Elizabeth Bates, of Burlington County, and had Rehoboam Braddock, 
born 14 February, 1742 ; died 20 May, 1812 ; married, 3 March, 1763, Jemima, daughter of John Darnell 
by his wife Hannah Borton, born 6 October, 1744; died 13 January, 1818. Rehoboam Braddock 
described himself in his will of 30 December, 1809, as of Evesham. His legatees were wife Jemima, 
children Darnell, William, Elizabeth, Bathsheba, Hannah, Phebe, Jemima, Rachel, Mary, wife of 
Edward Borton, and grandchildren Charlotte and Job Braddock, and Marie Borton. 



ham.* Their eldest son, WilHam Rogers Braddock, was one of the constituent 
members of the Surveyors' Association of West Jersey, and for many years 
the principal surveyor of South Jersey. In politics he was an old-time Whig, 
and was twice elected a member of the New Jersey Legislature. In 1848 he 
planted the first cranberry vines, and in 1850 cultivated successfully the 
first cranberry plantation in West Jersey. Darnell Braddock was a member 
of the Upper Evesham Meeting of Friends, but was disunited 3 mo. 8, 1800, 
for his marriage out of the order of Friends. 

Children of Darnell and Sarah^ (Rogers) Braddock; all born in Evesham 

Township : 

i. William Rogers Braddock^ born 5 November, 1799; died 4 August, 1879; mar- 
ried, 30 February 1823, Sarah Shreve, born i April, 1801 ; died 17 February, 

ii. Martha Braddock', born 28 February, 1802; died 21 February, 1872; married, 

in 1819, Samuel Phillips, 
iii. Jemima Braddock^ born i February, 1805; died 28 August, 1878; married in 

1823, William Sharp, born 6 October, 1796; died 9 May, 1884. 
iv. Asa Braddock'*, died 25 June, 1859 ; married Mrs. Sarah Stoy Horner. 
V. Eliza BRADD0CK^ died 5 November, 1886; married, 18 February, 1827, Franklin 

vi. Reuben Braddock', born 14 February, 1810; died 12 July, 1880; married, 6 

February, 1834, Elizabeth Hammell, born 9 April,. 1815; died 18 August, 1895. 
vii. Benjamin Braddock', died 25 July, 1880; married Mary Madden, born 1809; died 

viii. Esther Ann Braddock'', died, unmarried, 7 January, 1848. 
ix. Sarah Braddock', died 19 February, 1901 ; married (i) William Cox; (2), 

7 November, 1850, William Jones, born 2 August, 1820; died 28 July. 1854. 
X. Darnell Braddock', born 6 February, 1819; died 13 June, 1891 ; married (i), 
27 June, 1839, Adeline Lloyd; (2), 12 June, 1856, Sarah J. Houghton, born 
22 February, 1831 ; died 8 August, 1874. 

19. ACHSAH E. ROGERS'^ (SamuelS William^ William^, Lieu- 
tenant William^), was born at Hainesport, New Jersey, 15 May, 1799, and 
died there, 3 October, 1844. She married, 28 December, 1820, George A. 
Haines, son of George Haines by his wife Lydia Austin, who died near 
Mount Holly, 5 August, 1838, and both husband and wife were buried in the 
quiet graveyard of the Mount Holly Meeting of Friends. 

Children of George A. and Achsah E.^ (Rogers) Haines; all born near 
Mount Holly : 

i. Austin R. HAINES^ born 10 July, 1821 ; died 27 April, 1902; married, 2 November, 
1842, Mary Heisler, died 24 March, 1884. 

Mount Holly Mirror. 


ii. Abigail Amanda Haines', born lo May, 1823; married, 3 March, 1842, Jonathan 

iii. Henrietta Haines*, born 14 September, 1825; died 3 July, 1880; married, 25 

December, 1845, Jacob Leeds, 
iv. Anna Maria HAINES^ born 14 November, 1827; married, 20 June, 1850, Samuel N. 

V. Rebecca Austin Haines", born 20 February, 1830; married, 28 April, 1853, Joshua 

vi. George Jackson Haines", born 17 September, 1833; married, 17 June, 1869, Mary 


20. MARTHA ROGERS^ (Samuel^ WilIiam^ William^, Lieutenant 
William^), was born at Hainesport, 2 June, 1803, and died near there, 30 May, 
1884. She married, 18 March, 1826, David Sharp, son of Aaron Sharp by his 
wife Rachel Cox, who died 5 March, 1866, aged seventy-three years, two 
months, and fifteen days. David Sharp and his wife were buried in Friends' 
old graveyard at Mount Holly, on Mill Street and Woodpecker's Lane.* 

Children of David and Martha^ (Rogers) Sharp; all born near Mount Holly: 

i. William B. Sharp", born 20 March, 1827; died 17 February, 1899; married, at 

Philadelphia, 12 October, 1854, Martha P. Rogers, 
ii. Jacob C. Sharp", born 29 January, 1829; died 14 October, 1891 ; married, i Feb- 
ruary, 1865, Charlotte H. Ellis. 
iii. Ann H. Sharp", born 14 April, 1831 ; died i January, 1894; married, at Philadel- 
phia, 12 November, 1857, George N. Peacock, 
iv. Abigail R. Sharp", born 15 December, 1833; died 7 February, 1896; married, at 

Philadelphia, 10 March, 1859, William Haines. 
V. Samuel R. Sharp", born 27 January, 1839; died 14 April, 1898; married, at Phila- 
delphia, II November, 1862, Hannah Ann Deacon, 
vi. Martha R. Sharp", born 24 September, 1842; married, 3 March, 1870, Joseph B. 
R. Wriggins. 

21. SAMUEL ELTON ROGERS^ (SamuelS William^, William^, 
Lieutenant William^), was born at Hainesport, 26 January, 1807, and died 
there, 27 March, 1890. He resided on a large plantation just south of Mount 

* Mr. Sharp was sixth in descent from William Sharp, of Northamptonshire, England, who, with 
his sons William, Hugh, and John, arrived at Burlington in the ship " Samuel" in 1682. John Sharps, 
the son, married, at Burlington, 17 June, 1688, Elizabeth, daughter of John Paine, of Northampton, 
Burlington County, by whom he had a second son, John Sharp*, born 8 December, 1693, and to whom, 
by his will of 17 May, 1725, he devised three hundred and eighty acres of land in Evesham. John 
Sharp^, called Jun'', of Evesham, married, 28 November, 1717, Ann, daughter of Thomas Haines by his 
wife Elizabeth Austin. He made his will 5 July, 1785, and left widow Dinah, and children John, 
Amos, Mahlon, Isaac, Samuel, Ann, Deborah, Hannah, Mary, and Priscilla, among whom, excepting 
Mahlon, who had died without issue, his real estate was divided in July, 1791. Amos Sharp*, the 
second son, born in 1720, married, license, 2 May, 1751, Deborah, daughter of Enoch Haines, of 
Evesham. Their son, Aaron Sharp^, born 15 December, 1764, and his wife Rachel Cox were the 
parents of David Sharp^, of the text. 



Holly, and his long and useful life was mainly spent in the pursuit of farm- 
ing, in which he had an abundant measure of success. Mr. Rogers married 
(i), 24 June, 1840, Sarah Lamb, who died 18 December, 1848. His sons, 
Samuel E. Rogers, a leading agriculturist of Westhampton, and Edward L. 
Rogers, formerly president of the Corn Exchange Bank, of Philadelphia, were 
of this marriage. He married (2), 18 February, 1851, Susan B. Gibbs, 
who died 23 November, 1874. His third marriage, 7 January, 1876, was to 
Emeline Kirkbride, who was born 21 May, 1825, and died 22 July, 1901. 

Children of Samuel Elton^ and Sarah (Lamb) Rogers; born near Mount 


i. Samuel E. Rogers", married (i) Elizabeth Hollinshead; (2), 27 May, 1895, Edith 

ii. Edward L. RoGERS^ married, 19 October, 1870, Harriet Mcllvaine. 
iii. Mary Ann L. RoGERS^ born in 1847 ; died in 1853. 

Child of SamueP and Susan B. (Gibbs) Rogers; born near Mount Holly: 

iv. George W. Rogers*, born 20 January, 1853 ; died 6 November, 1887 ; married Eliza- 
beth A. Lippincott. 

22. CLAYTON BROWN ROGERS^ (Samuel^ William^, William^, 
Lieutenant William^), was born at Hainesport, New Jersey, 22 August, 1810, 
and died at Philadelphia, 16 December, 1885. He was graduated at the 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and shortly afterwards opened a drug- 
store in Mount Holly, New Jersey, under the firm name of Bullock & Rogers. 
On 13 May, 1833, the announcement was made in the Mount Holly Mirror 
that " Bullock & Rogers had taken a New Building opposite the Meeting- 
House, where they would dispense Drugs, Medicines, etc." The firm later 
became Wilson & Rogers, and Mr. Rogers continued at Mount Holly in this 
business until about 1848, when he removed to Philadelphia, and founded 
there a seed and agricultural warehouse, of which he remained proprietor 
until his death. " Philadelphia as it is in 1852," published by Lindsay & 
Blackiston (1852), contains his advertisement of that date: 

Seed and Agricultural Warehouse 
No. 29 Market Street, Philadelphia, 
Manufacturer and Dealer in all the most approved Agricultural and Horticultural Imple- 
ments, Imported and American, Field and Garden Seed, Fruit, Shade, and Ornamental 
Trees, Guano, Poudrette, &c. Inventor and Manufacturer of the Cast-Steel Extending- 

Point Surface and Sub-soil Ploughs." 
























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Mr. Rogers was much interested in blooded cattle and in the possibilities 
of a higher grade of dairy stock under the then newly discovered system of 
Guenon, and he published, in 1853, a little 
manual on the subject, arranged and simplified 
from Giienon's investigations, by Mr. John 
Nefflin, and entitled " A Method of increasing the Yield of the Milch-Cow by 
selecting the Proper Animals for the Dairy according to Guenon's Discovery." 
Mr. Rogers was married (i), 28 January, 1839, by the Rev. Mr. Pitman, 
to Eliza Cofifin, daughter of William Coffin, of Hammonton, New Jersey, 
^ >f^ by his wife Ann Bodine, born 20 Octo- 

^ ^ Z^^yy^ . bei-, 1817; died 4 April, 1859. (See Coffin 

/ Family, No. 7.) He married (2), i July, 

1 86 1, Sarah Taylor Middleton, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Taylor Mid- 

Children of Clayton Brown^ and Eliza (Coffin) Rogers: 

i. Almira Rogers", married, 23 February, 1859, William Huston, of Philadelphia. 
Issue: I. Annie HusTON^ 2. Hannah West HusTON^ 3. William 
Huston', married, 28 March, 1897, Florence Guentel. 4. Frank Percival 
Huston', married, 10 November, 1889, Kate P. Hatfield. 5- Clinton Huston'. 

6. Mabel Huston', married, 24 April, 1901, William Jardeneaux MacDonald. 

7. Charles Huston'. 

ii. Annie Eliza Rogers", married, 8 April, 1863, Joseph Francis Sinnott. (See Sinnott 

Family, page 20.) 
iii. William Coffin Rogers", died 2 September, 1847, aged three years. 
iv. Clinton Bodine Rogers", died at Philadelphia, 17 September, 1884; married, in 

New York, 16 April, 1871, Matilda Francis. Issue: Clinton B. Rogers, 

V. Helen Hay Rogers", married, 24 April, 1877, Harry C. Voute. Issue: Helen 

Voute', married Fred. Hamroad Eisner. 
vi. Leila Coffin Rogers", married, 6 November, 1883, Cecil A. Preston. Issue: 

I. Helen Preston'. 2. Leila Preston'. 
vii. Jennie W. Rogers". 

Child of Clayton Brown^ and Sarah Taylor (Middleton) Rogers: 

viii. Howard Taylor Rogers", married, 8 October, 1888, Mary Eavanson. Issue: i. 
Mary Rogers'. 2. Clayton Rogers'. 3. Alban Eavanson Rogers'. 



Coffin Hineage 

Nicholas Coffin^ := Joan . Robert Kember = Anna 

Peter Coffin^ = Joan Kember. Robert Steven = Joan . William Bunker : 

Tristram Coffin^ == Dionis Steven. George Bunker == Jane Godfrey. 

Stephen Coffin* = Mary Bunker. 

Daniel Coffin* = Elizabeth 

Joseph Coffin^ = Abigail Thomas. 

William Coffin' = Parnel (Hammond) Sears. 

William Coffin* = Ann Bodme. 

Clayton Brown Rogers = Eliza Coffin^. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott := Annie Eliza Rogers^". 


HE Coffins of New England trace their lineage from the 

T ancient and honorable family of their name in Devonshire, 

England. The name is found in that shire as early as the 
twelfth century, since which time it has had a habitat there. 
During the thirteenth century one Richard Coffyn was 
granted free warren in the manor of Alwington by King 
Henry HI., and early in the next century the manor was 
settled upon another Richard Coffyn, from whose day, until 
the present time, the lordship of the manor has remained in 
the Coffin family. It is one of the rare instances of an 
English estate being retained for a period of nearly eight 
hundred years in one family and continuing the original name. The grounds 
belonging to the manor comprise most of the parish of Alwington, about three 
thousand seven hundred acres, near the borough of Bideford, in North Devon, 
which Charles Kingsley so graphically describes in his " Westward Ho." 
The compiler has visited the manor-house, Portledge, where are preserved the 
muniments of title of this ancient estate, dating back to the year 1254. 

* For more extended information relating to the Coffin family than is given in this chapter, see 
" New England Genealogical and Antiquarian Register," vol. ii. 336-341 ; " Genealogy of the Early 
Generations of the Coffin Family in New' England, reprinted from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for 1870," 8^", pp. 17, Boston, 1870; "The Coffin Family: The Life of Tristram 
Coffyn, of Nantucket, Mass., Founder of the Family Line in America, together with Reminiscences 
and Anecdotes of some of his Numerous Descendants and some Historical Information concerning the 
Ancient Families named Coffyn," by Allen Coffin, LL.B., 8^", pp. 64, Nantucket, 1881 ; " Life of James 
H. Coffin," By John C. Clyde, le™", pp. 373, Easton, 1881 ; " Lines Delivered at the Reunion of the Coffin 
Family at Nantucket, Mass., August 16, 17, 18, 1881," by Barry Gray, 4.^°, pp. 4 (with arms) ; " The Life 



The approach from Bideford to Portledge extends for nearly four miles 
through a shaded road, banked on either side by luxuriant hedges, upon 
which opens a great gateway of stone. Passing through this, there is a 
driveway of about a mile through a forest, at the end of which is the 
manor-house, surrounded by lawns which extend on the one side down to 
the sea, and which in depth and beauty of verdure bespeak their centuries 
of cultivation. The mansion house, which is of stone, with coigns, but- 
tresses, and battlements, many windowed and almost hidden by ivy, is entered 
through a capacious square hall galleried on the level of the second floor. 

This, as well as the spacious, heavily wain- 
scoted dining-room, is lined with portraits 
of Coffins of other centuries, men and 
women in antiquated dress, but with the 
fine faces, blue eyes, and characteristic 
features of the race of to-day. The ancient 
arrangement of the interior of the house 
has been modified to meet modern require- 
ments, but the stately carved doors and 
ceilings still display the emblazonments and 
quarterings of the family arms. On the 
ceiling of the dining-room the Coffin arms 
is quartered with those of the Pine family, 
another of the " Worthies of Devon," with 
whom the Coffins have intermarried.* Portledge was once famous for its 
extensive library, which contained a priceless accumulation of documents, 
dating from the fourteenth century. About 1800 many of the manuscripts and 
books were dispersed. The present owner of Portledge is Major Pine Coffin, 
of the English army. His youngest brother, Tristram Pine Coffin, Esqi", 
bears his Christian name in honor of his remote kinsman, Tristram Coffin, 

Coffin Arms, 1 216-1272 

the founder of the American family. 

of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, Baronet: His English and American Ancestors," by Thomas C. Amory. 
8^», pp. 141, Boston, 1886; "The Coffin Family: Its Armorial Bearings and Origin of the Name," by 
John Coffin Jones Brown, 8^", pp. 8, Boston, 1881 ; " Early Wills illustrating the Ancestry of Harriet 
Coffin, with Genealogical and Biographical Notes," by her Grandson, William S. Appleton, 8''°, pp. 
86, Boston, 1896 ; " Gatherings toward a Genealogy of the Coffin Family. Five Generations of Descend- 
ants of Tristram Coffin, of Newbury and Nantucket, in the Line of his Son Tristram Coffin, of New- 
bury," by William S. Appleton, 8^°, pp. 53, Boston, 1896; " Early settlers of Nantucket : Their Asso- 
ciates and Descendants," compiled by Lydia S. Hinchman, 8™, pp. 347, Philadelphia, 1901. 

* The description of the interior of Portledge is largely taken from Mrs. Johnson's account thereof, 
in the " Life of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, Baronet." 



Mrs. Matilda Pine Coffin, of Portledge, in answer to a letter from the 
compiler inquiring as to the age of the manor-house, writes, under date of 
lo September, 1902: 

" In regard to the age of the old home ' Portledge,' I do not think we can suggest any 
date except that upon good authority I know that an old arch and old doorway on the 
north side is as old as the twelfth century, or about the date of Henry II., King of England. 
The house from time to time has been much changed, but a house has existed there for 
many centuries." 

Nicholas Coffin, the grandfather of Tristram Coffin, Esqi", the founder 
of the New England family of Coffin, resided at Butler's, Brixton Parish, in 
southern Devonshire, and was buried there 8 October, 161 3. His will, dated 
21 December, and proved 3 November, that year, names wife Joan; sons Peter, 
Tristram, Nicholas, and John; daughter Anne, and granddaughter Joan 
Coffin. His widow, Joan, was buried at Brixton, 5 February, 161 4. 

Peter Coffin, the eldest son of Nicholas, and the father of Tristram 
Coffin, Esq'', resided at Butler's, and was a church-warden of Brixton Parish. 
He died at Butler's, in 1628. His will, dated 21 December, 1627, was proved 
the 13th of March following, and named wife Joan; sons Tristram and John; 
daughters Joan, Deborah, Eunice, and Mary; and brother Nicholas. He 
bequeathed the principal part of his estate to his wife, with remainder to 
his son Tristram, and mentioned an estate at Butler's, called " Silverhay." 
The will of his brother John, of the same place, is dated 4 January, 1624, 
and named as executor thereof his nephew Tristram Coffin, and gave legacies 
to his nephew and nieces John, Joan, Deborah, Eunice, and Mary. 

Peter Coffin married, circa 1609, Joan, daughter of Robert* and Anna 
Kember, of Brixton Parish, f She survived her husband, and about 1642 
emigrated to Massachusetts, accompanied by her son Tristram and daughters 
Eunice and Mary. She died at Boston, in May, 1661, aged seventy-seven 
years. Judge Sewall, in his famous Diary, notes that the Reverend John 
Wilson preached her funeral sermon and " embalmed her memory." 

I. TRISTRAM COFFIN, EsqR\ was the eldest child of Peter Coffin 
by his wife Joan Kember, and was baptized in Brixton Parish, 11 March, 

* Robert Kember is styled in his will, proved in January, 1612, as " of Lower Harston within the 
parish of Brixton in the Countie of Devon, yeoman," and by the same he gave a bequest "unto Joane 
my Daughter the Wyfe of Peter Cawfing," and "unto Tristram and Joane the children of Peter Caw- 
fing." His widow, Anna Kember, by her will, dated 23 March, 1625, proved 14 April, 1626, bequeathed 
"to Peter Coffings children Tenn shillings a peece." 

t The courtesy of Charles Howard Colket, Esq"-, of Philadelphia, has furnished copies of these 
English wills, the Coffin entries from Brixton parish register, besides other assistance in the compila- 
tion of this chapter. 



1610. That he was a man of estate and of excellent repute prior to quitting his 
Devonshire home and coming to America, is plainly indicated in his selec- 
tion, in 1639, as a warden of Brixton Parish. About two years later he 
emigrated to Massachusetts, accompanied by his mother, sisters Eunice and 
Mary, and his five children. Upon his arrival in the colony, he made his 
home, temporarily, at Salisbury, but shortly removed to Haverhill, where he 
remained until about 1647, when he removed to Newbury. The earliest 
record of his presence in the colony is under date of 15 March, 1642, on 
which day he was a witness to the Indian deed for the territory which became 
Haverhill. In 1647 ^e was " allowed to keep an ordinary at Newbur}^," and 
to " retayle wine," and was granted, at the same time, the franchise of a ferry 
across the Merrimac, on " the Newbury side." At a later date he removed to 
Salisbury, where, in 1654, he became magistrate, and signed his name and 
title, " Tristram Coffyn Commissioner of Salisbury." 

In 1659 he became a leader in the movement to establish an English 
colony on the island of Nantucket, which point he visited with this end in 

view, and, being favorably impressed w^ith the 
locality, he negotiated for the' purchase of the island 
from Thomas Mayhew, who then held the patent 
for the same. Mr. Coffin induced a number of his 
friends to join him in the project, and on 2 July, 
1659, the purchase was made. The deed for the 
island names nine grantees, with Mr. Coffin's name 
at the head of the list. 

Shortly after the purchase was made, Mr. 
Coffin removed to the island, taking with him a 
portion of his family. He was foremost in the 
work of establishing the new colony, and in pro- 
moting its welfare, and so prominent and effective 
were his services in these directions, that he came 
to be recognized as its founder, and his descendants have ever since been con- 
spicuously identified with its affairs. 

Political affairs among the islanders drifted along, under the direction of 
the inhabitants themselves, until 1671, at which date the colony had attained 
such proportions that a more definite establishment of government was found 
to be necessary. The inhabitants presented their needs to the governor of 
the colony of New York, of which Nantucket was a part until 1692, and this 

action was soon followed by the appointment of Mr. Coffin to the governor- 


Coffin Arms, 1620. 


ship of the island, and the adoption of rules for its government. Mr, Coffin's 
commission to the chief-magistracy reads : 

" Commiffion Granted to Mr. Triftram Coffin, Senr., to be Chief e Magiftrate in and over 

the Hands of Nantuckett and Tuckanuckett." — [Deeds III., 62, Secretary's Office, 

Albany, New York.] 

" Francis Lovelace, Esq., &c. : Whereas upon Addrefs made unto mee by Mr. Trif- 
tram Coffin and Mr. Thomas Macy on ye behalfe of themfelves and ye reft of ye Inhabitants 
of Nantucket If land concerning ye Mannor and Method of Governmnt to be ufed amongst 
themfelves, and having by ye Advice of my Councell pitcht upon a way for them ; That is to 
fay That they be Governed by a Person as Chiefe Magiftrate, and two Affiftants, ye former 
to be nominated by myfelfe, ye other to bee chofen and confirmed by ye Inhabitants as in ye 
Inftructions fent unto them is more particularly Sett forth. And having conceived a good 
Opinion of ye ffitnefs and capacity of Mr. Triftram Coffin to be ye prfent Chiefe Magiftrate 
to manage Afifayres wtb ye Ayd and good Advice of ye Affiftants in ye Iflands of Nan- 
tuckett and Tuckanuckett, I have thought fitt to Nominate, Conftitute, and Appoint and 
by thefe Prfents doe hereby Nominate Conftitute and Appoint Mr. Triftram Coffin to be 
Chiefe Magiftrate of ye faid Iflands of Nantuckett and Tuckanuckett. In ye Managem* 
of wch faid Employm^, hee is to ufe his beft Skill and Endeavour to prferve his Maties 
Peace, and to keep ye Inhabitants in good Ordr. And all Perfons are hereby required to 
give ye faid Mr. Triftram Coffin fuch Refpect and Obedience as belongs to a Perfon 
invefted by commiffion from Authority of his Royall Highnefs in ye Place and Employm* 
of a Chief Magiftrate in ye Iflands aforefaid. And hee is duely to obferve the Orders and 
Inftructions wch are already given forth for ye well governing of ye Place, or fuch others 
as from Time to Time fhall hereafter bee given by mee: And for whatfoever ye faid 
Mr. Triftram Coffin fhall lawfully Act or Doe in Profecution of ye Premifes, This is 
my Commiffion wch is to bee of fiforce untill ye 13111 day of October, which fhall bee in 
ye Yeare of our Lord 1672, when a new magiftrate is to enter into the Employm* fhall 
bee his fufficient Warrant and Difcharge. 

" Given under my Hand and Seal at fforte James in New Yorke, this 29th day of 
June in ye 22^ Yeare of his Maties Reigne, Annoq. Dni. 167 1. 

" Fran : Lovelace." 

It will be observed that the foregoing commission made Mr. Coffin 
chief magistrate over the island of Tuckanuckett, as well as of Nantucket. 
The former island is near the latter, and was the property of the Coffin family, 
it having been purchased by Mr. Coffin /)/-/•' 

and his sons Peter, Tristram, and James, y^ ^ ^ C^^r'TX C^OrYh^ 
by deed from Thomas Mayhew, 10 Octo- "^ {J ^ 

ber, 1659. 

Mr. Coffin again became governor of Nantucket, and this tmie by virtue 
of a commission from Sir Edmund Andros, dated 16 September, 1677. In 
his public life, as well as in that of a private citizen, he proved himself a 
worthy ancestor of his numerous posterity, many of whom reached distinction. 



He lived at Northam, near Capatim Pond, Nantucket, and died 2 December, 
1 68 1, aged seventy-six years. He married, circa 1629, Dionis, daughter of 
Robert Steven, or Stevens,* of Brixton Parish, baptized at Brixton, 4 March, 

Children of Tristram Coffin, Esq""^, by his wife Dionis Steven: 

i. Peter CoFFIN^ baptized at Brixton, 18 July, 1630 ; died at Exeter, New Hamp- 
shire, 21 March, 1715. He was a member of the New Hampshire Assembly, 
a Councillor of that Province, and for many years a justice of the Supreme 
Court. He married Abigail Starbuck, by whom he had nine children, of 
which Elizabeth married Colonel John Oilman, of Exeter, 
ii. Tristram CoFFIN^ born in England, circa 1632; died at Newbury, Massachusetts, 
4 February, 1704; was lieutenant of the Newbury militia company, a member 
of the Assembly, and for twenty years a deacon of the church at Newbury. 
He married Judith, widow of Henry Somerby, and daughter of Captain 
Edmund Greenleaf, by whom he had ten children. 

iii. Elizabeth Coffin'', born in England ; died at Newbury, Massachusetts, 19 Novem- 
ber, 1678 ; married Captain Stephen Greenleaf. 

iv. James CoFFIN^ baptized in Brixton Parish, 11 September, 1639. Family records 
give his birth as 12 August, 1640. If the baptismal record is correct, the year 
of his birth was no doubt 1639. He died at Nantucket, 28 July, 1720. He 
was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas and of the Court of Probate. 
He married, 3 December, 1663, Mary Severance, by whom he had fourteen 
children. His great-grandson, Nathaniel Coffin, was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1744, and was the father of General John Coffin, of the English 
army, and of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, rear-admiral of the White Squadron 
in the British navy, 
v. John Coffin'', born in England; died at Haverhill, Massachusetts, 20 October, 

vi. Deborah CoFFIN^ born at Haverhill, 15 November, 1642; died there, 8 Decem- 
ber, same year. 

vii. Mary Coffin'"', born at Haverhill, 20 February, 1645 ; died at Nantucket, 13 Sep- 
tember, 1717; married Nathaniel Starbuck, of Nantucket. She was a noted 
woman, and took a prominent part in the civil and religious affairs of Nan- 
tucket. " The islanders esteemed her as a judge among them, for little of 
moment was done without her." She became a Quaker and a preacher of 
that sect, 
viii. John Coffin^ born at Haverhill, 30 October, 1647; died at Edgartown, Martha's 
Vineyard, in 1711; married Deborah Austin, by whom he had seven children. 
(2) ix. Stephen Coffin', born at Newbury, 11 May, 1652; died at Nantucket, 18 May, 
1734 ; married Mary Bunker. 

* Robert Steven was a churchwarden of Brixton Parish. His will, dated i6 December, 1627, 
proved 14 February, 1627-28, and filed in the District Registry attached to the Probate Division of the 
High Court of Justice at Exeter, England, styles him "of Forde, within the parish of Brixton in the 
Countie of Devon, yeoman," and names, among others, his wife Dionis and daughter Dionis. The 
will of his widow, Dionis, is dated 17 October, and was proved 16 December, 1647. 



2. STEPHEN COFFIN2 (Tristram^), was born at Newbury, Massa- 
chusetts, II May, 1652, and died at Nantucket, 18 May, 1734.* To him 
was intrusted the management of his father's estate on an agreement to "be 
helpful to his parents in their old age." He married Mary, daughter of 
George f and Jane (Godfrey) Bunker. She died at Nantucket in 1724. 

Children of Stephen- and Mary (Bunker) Coffin, all born at Nantucket: 

i. Dinah Coffin', born 21 September, 1671 ; married Jacob Norton, 
ii. Peter Coffin', born 14 November, 1673 ; married in Boston. 

iii. Stephen Coffin', born 20 February, 1676; died in 1725; married, 21 November, 
1693, Experience Look, by whom he had issue. 

(3) iv. Daniel Coffin', died in 1724; married Elizabeth . 

V. Judith Coffin', died in December, 1760; married (i) Peter Folger, who was 
born in 1674, and died in 1707; (2) Nathaniel Barnard, who died 28 February, 
1718; (3) Stephen Wilcox, 
vi. Susannah Coffin', died 11 June, 1740; married 9 January, 1700, Peleg Bunker, 

born 18 December, 1676; died i April, 1730. 
vii. Mehitable Coffin', married Armstrong Smith. 

viii. Anna Coffin', died 22 April, 1740; married Solomon Gardner, born in 1680; 
died 17 June, 1760. 
ix. Hepzibeth Coffin', married Samuel Gardner, who died 28 October, 1757. 
X. Paul Coffin', born 15 April, 1695; lost at sea, 4 June, 1730; married Mary, 
daughter of Edward and Ann Allen, and had issue. 

3. DANIEL COFFIN^ (Stephen^, Tristram^), was born at Nantucket 
about 1678. No details of his life have been preserved. He followed the 
then great industry of the island, whale-fishing, and, according to the Star- 
buck Manuscripts, was lost at sea while on a whaling voyage in 1724. Others 
of his family met a similar death at about this period. In 1724, Dinah Coffin, 
widow of his cousin Elisha Coffin, presented a petition to the Legislature of 
Ma^achusetts, setting forth that her husband " Elisha Coffin sailed from 

* The dates above are from " The Coffin Family," published in the New England Genealogical and 
Antiquarian Register, 1870, pp. 149-154, 305-315. Mrs. Hinchman's " Early Settlers of Nantucket, 1659- 
1850," gives the date of birth as 10 May, 1652, and the date of death as 14 November, 1734. 

t George Bunker was born in England, and died at Topsfield, Massachusetts, 26 May, 1658. 
Mr. Savage, in compiling his noted " Dictionary of New England Families," had, apparently, authentic 
evidence of the parentage of George Bunker, as he states without question that he was a son of 
William Bunker, a Huguenot in England. George Bunker came to his death by drowning. An in- 
ventory of his estate was filed by his widow three days after his death, and the records of the Probate 
Court in Essex County, Massachusetts, gives the names of his children and their ages, — to wit, Eliza- 
beth, aged twelve; William, aged ten; Mary, aged six; Ann, aged four; and Martha, aged one and 
one-half years. Shortly after his death his widow married Richard Swain, and removed with him and 
her children to Nantucket, they being among the earliest English settlers on that island. George 
Bunker married, circa 1644, Jane Godfrey. 



Nantucket the 2y April, 1722, on a whaling voyage, and soon after his de- 
parture a great storm happened, which in all probability swallowed up the 
said vessel and men, which have never been heard of since, and the petitioner 
prays that the General Court will give her license to marry." The prayer 
was granted, 25 November, 1724.* 

Daniel Coffin married Elizabeth , and had at least the children here 

given : 

Children of Daniel-^ and Elizabeth Coffin : 

i. Daniel Coffin*. 
(4) ii. Joseph Coffin\ born circa 1705; died probably 12 March, 1769; married Abigail 

4. JOSEPH COFFIN'' (DanieP, Stephen^, Tristram^), was born at 
Nantucket, circa 1705. He removed to Boston, where, in 1729, he became 
a member of the New North Church, as did, also, Daniel Coffin, probably 

a brother. His cousin, 
Charles Coffin, had joined 
the church in 1722, and 
some time earlier, William 
Coffin, of Nantucket, who 
married Ann Holmes, and 
was a brother to Charles 
Coffin, likewise joined the 
same church. Joseph Cof- 
fin married, at Boston, 
II August, 1730, Abigail 
Thomas ; the officiating 
clergyman being the Rev- 
erend Thomas L. Chee- 
ver. He removed to New- 
bury, circa 1733, but retained membership in the New North Church at 
Boston until 1744, during which year he was dismissed to the Third Church 
at Newbury, now the First Church of Newburyport. The date of his death 
is uncertain, although it is probable that he is the Joseph Coffin who died at 
Newbury, 12 March, 1769. 

A Coffin House at Newburyport 

* Acts and Resolves of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, vol. x. ; Resolves, etc., 1720-1725, Ap- 
pendix V. 



Children of Joseph* and Abigail (Thomas) Coffin: 

i. Abigail Coffin', born 25 Sepember, 1731 ; died 18 January, 1823; married, 12 
December, 1752, Joseph Remick, who died 2 October, 1782, and by whom she 
had a son, Captain William Coflfin Remick, who married Hannah Noyes. 
(5) ii. William Coffin', born 6 May, 1733; died about 1779; married Mrs. Parnel 
(Hammond) Sears. 

iii. Joseph Coffin', born 21 April, 1735; removed to Nantucket about 1762; died 
13 April, 1801. He was known as "Joseph Coffin, the painter." He married 
(i), 12 January, 1759, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Gillings, of Newbury. 
She died 6 March, 1784; and he married (2) Betsy, daughter of Samuel 
Palmer. By the first marriage he had six children, four of whom — Isaac, 
Elizabeth, Abigail, and George — died unmarried. William M. Coffin married 
Mary Burdit, and had issue, and the remaining child, Sarah, married Peleg 
Long, and died without issue. By the second wife he had a daughter Polly, 
who married Theodore Fish, and left issue. 

iv. Benjamin Coffin', born 26 June, 1736; married, in 1773, Hannah Wyatt, and 

had issue ; removed to Hampton, New Hampshire. 
V. Mercy Coffin', born 19 May, 1738; baptized at Newbury, in May, 1739. 

vi. Sarah Coffin', born i March, 1740; married 6 September, 1764, Captain Moses 
Brown, born at Newburyport, 20 January, 1742 ; died at sea, i January, 1804. 
During the Revolution he commanded some of the largest privateers of New 
England, and was engaged in several battles and captured several vessels. On 
the establishment of the United States navy, the merchants of Newburyport 
built the " Merrimac" by subscription, and Captain Brown was placed in 
command, his commission dating from 15 September, 1798. An interesting 
autobiography, beginning with the year 1757, is in the possession of his 
descendant, Moses Brown, Esq"", of Newburyport. 

vii. Paul Coffin', born 12 February, 1742; baptized in Newbury, in 1743. 
viii. Mary Coffin', born in 1744. 

ix. Rebecca Coffin', born in 1746. 

X. Ann Coffin', born in 1748. 

xi. George Coffin', born in 1750. 

5. WILLIAM COFFIN^ (Joseph^ DanieP, Stephen^, Tristram^), was 
born at Newbury, Massachusetts, 6 May, 1733; died at Greenbank, BurHng- 
ton County, New Jersey, circa 1779. In a deed dated 3 November, 1767, he 
is styled " of Newbury, mariner," and he doubtless followed the sea in early 
life. He removed to New Jersey about 1768, and is said to have come there 
under circumstances related by his grandchildren, as follows: About 1765, 
a company was formed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to manufacture 
shingles from cedar procured from the cedar forests in southern New Jersey. 
This company sent men to fell the trees and cut them into shingles, and 
also sent out vessels to transport the shingles, or cedar logs, from New Jersey 
to New England and elsewhere. One of such vessels was " The Adventure," 
commanded by Captain Paul Sears, and on one of its voyages, about the 
year 1768, William Coffin was a passenger, being sent out as the agent of 



the company mentioned. He eventually settled near the cedar forests, and 
from entries in an old account book kept by a merchant in that day, it is 
found that for some years he purchased provisions for the supply of those 
engaged by the company which he represented. The last entry of purchase is 
in the year 1779, and it is thought his death occurred at about that time. 
Captain Sears * removed his family from Rochester, Massachusetts, to the 
locality in which Mr. Coffin lived, but was soon after lost at sea, leaving 
to survive him a widow and several children. Mr. Coffin married his widow, 
Mrs. Parnel (Hammond) Sears, and daughter of Josephus Hammond, of 
Rochester, by his wife, Thankful Winslow. (See Hammond Family, No. 3.) 
Mrs. Coffin was born at Rochester, 24 March, 1736, and died at Hammonton, 
New Jersey, 22 January, 181 7, having married, as third husband, Burdsall 
Tyler. She was buried at Pleasant Mills near Hammonton. 

Children of William^ and Parnel (Hammond) Coffin: 

(6) i. Parnel Coffin*, born 20 June, 1773; died 27 February, 1848; married Cornelius 

Tice, Esqr. 

(7) ii. William Coffin', born 10 February, 1775; died 19 November, 1844; married Ann 


6. PARNEL COFFIN^ (William% Joseph^ DanieP, Stephen^, Tris- 
tram^), was born 20 June, 1773 ; died at Tansboro, New Jersey, 2y February, 
1848; married, 16 February, 1802, Cornelius Tice, Esqf, born in 1771 ; 
died at Tansboro, New Jersey, 28 July, 1823. Mr. Tice was a lay preacher 
y^ ^ . in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 

^ ^^'^^i-^ ^ic-^t^ cc^ C — ^^ and was commissioned a justice of the 

peace. After his death, his widow be- 
came a member of St. John's Episco- 
pal Church at Chew's Landing, the rite of baptism being administered in 1836 
by the Reverend Mr. Handell, 

* Captain Paul Sears (Paul, Paul, Richard) was born at Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1722. 
and died at sea, probably about 1770. His banns of marriage to Parnel Hammond were published 30 
November, 1755, and the marriage no doubt followed soon after. He was a sea-captain, and is said to 
have commanded the schooner "Adventure" on its voj-ages to Little Egg Harbor Bay, New Jersey, 
where it loaded with cargoes of shingles or cedar lumber. It is also a matter of tradition that,' on one 
of his voyages to that point, his family accompanied him, to make a home in New Jersey. That his 
family removed to New Jersey is clearly established, as his widow married there, as did, also, some of 
his children. The latter, so far as ascertained, were : i. Ann Sears. 2. Sarah Sears, who married 
Nicholas Sooy. 3. Josephus Sears, born 6 March, 1767 ; married (i), 13 September, 1789, Catharine 
Carter; (2), 6 July, 1812, Achsah, widow of Chalkley Cranmer, and daughter of Captain John Leake. 
4. Paul Sears, born 28 April, 1769 : died 18 April, 1848 ; married Patience Ware. The latter was for a 
number of years a member of the Township Committee of Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersej'. 
For some account of Paul Sears's descendants, see " Surveyor's Association of New Jersey," 389. 












the company n He settled near the cedar forests, ai ' 

from ent kept by a merchant in that day, it 

f vmd thai I provisions for the supply of th- 

iie repiesented. The last entry of purchase ^ 
in Llie ycai 1779, aiKi iL is thought his death occurred at about that time. 
Captain Sears * removed his family from Rochester, Massachusetts, to the 
locality in which Mr. Coffin lived, but was soon after lost at sea, leaving 
to survive him a widow and several children. Mr. Coffin married his widow, 
Mrs. Parnel (Hammond) Sears, and daughter of Josephus Hammond, of 
Rochester, by his wife, Thankful Winslow. (See Hammond Family, No. 3.) 
Mrs. Coffin was bom at Rochester, 24 March, 1736, and died at Hammonton, 
New Jersey, 22 January, 181 7, having married, as third husband, Burdsall % 

Tyler. She was buried at Pleasant Mills near Hammonton, S 


Children of William'' and Parnel (Hammond) Coffin: 

(n) i p. iied 27 February. 1848; married Cornelius < 

(7> n 14. married Ann 







illiam''^, |n<;. n2, Tris- ^- 

tra; 1 20 Junt /, 27 February, ^ 

1848: marr ,s Tice. Ys<^, born in 1771 ; 5" 

died .J e was a lay preacher % 

^ ^ I'al Church, 

C^ ^TTTI^ ^€->«^ a>t C-.0'€>m'' ■ 'mmissioned a justice of the 

» 5 widow bc- 

- Episco- 
pal Church at Chew's Landing, red in 1836 
by the Reverend Mr. Handell. 

* Captain Paul Sears (Paul, Paul, Richird) was born at Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1722. 

; at sea, ' ■ ' ' •- - . - • ■ • ^ ' ' ' 1 30 

er, 1755, i to 

have commanded the schooner "Adventure" on its voyages to Little Egg Harbor Bay, New Jersey, 

where it ' • • ■ , .• . , , , , . , iter of tradition that,- on one 

of his v<.i le in New Jersey. That his 

family removed to New Jersey is clearly established, as his widow married there, as did, also, some of 

' ' ' The latter, so far n ' i. Ann Sears. 2. F '~" "s, who married 

y. 3. Josephus Se 767; married (i), 13 1789, Catharine 

Carter; (2), 6 July, 1812, Achsah, widow of Chalkley Cranmer, and daughter of Captain John Leake. 

4. Paul Sears, bom 28 April, 1769 : died 18 A " ' S; married Patience Ware. The latter was for a 

number of years a membt-r of the Township ^ ce of Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey. 

For some account of Paul Sears's descendants, see " Surveyor's Association of New Jersey," 389. 



Children of Cornelius and ParneP (Coffin) Tice: 

i. William Coffin Tice^ born 8 April, 1802; died in 1872; married 23 April, 1826, 

Alydia Ann Sharp, 
ii. ZiBA K. TiCE^ born 21 May, 1804 ; died 8 January, 1841 ; married Elizabeth Bodine. 
iii. Cornelius Tice', born 31 August, 1806; died in 1823. 

iv. Beulah Ann Tice', born 26 July, 1808; died 21 November, 1868; married (i), 
in 1828, Alexander R. McClintock; (2), in November, 1841, John Boyer Reiff. 
V. Parnel Tice', born in 1808 ; died in 1823. 

vi. JosiAH G. Tice', born 11 September, 1812; died 22 April, 1847; married Elizabeth 

7. WILLIAM COFFIN, EsqR« (William^ Joseph^ DanieP, Stephen^, 
Tristram^), was born at Greenbank, Burlington County, New Jersey, 10 
February, 1775; died at Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey, 19 
November, 1844. He spent his early life on a farm. Upon his marriage he 
removed to Philadelphia, where he remained until 1802, when he succeeded 
his father-in-law as proprietor of the hotel near Long-a-Coming, now Berlin, 
New Jersey. A little later he became the proprietor of the Sailor-Boy Inn, 
located about four miles southeast of Hammonton, on the main road to Egg 
Harbor. This inn was at that time, and remained for many years after, 
one of the principal stopping-places for travellers on the route from Phila- 
delphia to " the shore." In April, 1814, Mr. Coffin purchased of Dr. Jonathan 
R. Coates, of Philadelphia, a tract of over eighteen hundred acres of land, 
and founded there the town of Hammonton, which was named in honor of 
his son, John Hammond Coffin, and, incidentally, in honor of his mother's 
maiden name. Here he established his home and engaged in the lumber 
business. In 181 9 he sold a half-interest in his lands at Hammonton to 
Jonathan Haines, and he and Mr. Haines established a plant for the manu- 
facture of glass, which venture proved both successful and remunerative. 
Two years later he bought the interest of his partner, and shortly afterwards 
took his son William into copartnership, the firm name becoming William 
Coffin, Jr., & Co, Some time later, he purchased several tracts of land at 
what became Winslow, Camden County, New Jersey, the whole embracing 
over four thousand acres, and being known as the " Winslow Tract." Upon 
this property, composed chiefly of farms and forests, he built the Winslow 
Glass- Works, which grew to be one of the leading works of its kind in 
the country. Around the works has grown the town of Winslow, which 
received its name from Mr. Coffin, and was given in honor of his son Edward 
Winslow Coffin, as well as in honor of the prominent Massachusetts family 
of that name from which he descended. On 5 September, 1834, he took 



his son William into copartnership, and conveyed unto him a one-half interest 
in the Winslow tract and works, and on i August, the next year, he sold his 
remaining half-interest to his son-in-law, Thomas Jefferson Perce, who died 
a few months later. 

Mr. Coffin continued in active business until within about a year of his 
death. Upon his retirement, he placed his glass-works at Hammonton in 
the hands of his sons John Hammond Coffin and Edward Winslow Coffin, 
and by his will he devised the same to them, in the following words : 

" I give and devise all that my Tract & Tracts of Land, Glass Manufactory, Houses, 
Buildings, and appurtenances called Hammonton, Situate partly in Mullica township, Atlan- 
tic County, and partly in Gloucester township and county in the State of New Jersey ; also 
all that Tract of Pine land of about one hundred acres more or less, which I bought of the 
Executors of Anthony Warrick, deceased, situated as described in the Deed, together also 
with all the Teams, Wagons, Stock, materials for making glass, Store Goods, and appur- 
tenances, and all the glass on hand at the Factory at the time of my decease, unto my two 
sons John Hammond & Edward Winslow Coffin, in equal shares." 

Mr. Coffin took an active interest in public affairs, his party affiliations 
being with the Whigs. In 1813, he was commissioned a justice of the peace 

for Gloucester County, and was 
several times recommissioned, re- 
ceiving his last appointment 19 Jan- 
uary, 1838. In 1827, he became the 
first postmaster of Hammonton, and 
held the office until his death, when he was succeeded by his son, Edward 
Winslow Coffin. 

He married, 19 September, 1798, Ann Bodine, born at Swago Furnace, 
Burlington County, New Jersey, 13 August, 1779; died at Ashland, New 
Jersey, 17 April, 1863. She was a daughter of Joel Bodine by his wife Mary 
Corlies. (See Bodine Family, No. 12.) 

Children of William*' and Ann (Bodine) Coffin: 

i. Joseph Coffin', born 15 June, 1799; died 25 July, 1800. 

(8) ii. William Coffin', born 23 February, 1801 ; died 29 February, 1872 ; married 

Anne Dean. 

(9) iii. Mary Coffin', born 18 November, 1803; died 9 February, 1891 ; married (i) 

Thomas Jefiferson Perce; (2) Reverend George A. Raybold. 

(10) iv. Parnel Coffin', born 14 March, 1806; died 18 April, 1863; married Jesse 


(11) v. Jerusha Ann Coffin', born 13 October, 1808; died 12 April, 1845; married 

Honorable Andrew K. Hay. 



vi. BoDiNE Coffin', born 20 March, 181 1; died at May's Landing, New Jersey, 
19 April, 1905. He was at one time interested in the glass-works at Ham- 
monton, founded by his father, and was for 
some years the proprietor of glass-works at 
Greenbank, Burlington County, New Jersey. 
He retired from active business many years 
ago. On 17 January, 1843, he was commis- 
sioned a justice of the peace for Burlington 
County, and was probably the oldest person in 
New Jersey who had held a similar position. 

(12) vii. Abigail Marshall Coffin', born 10 September, 1813; died in September, 1895; 

married Charles Hammett Shinn. 

viii. John Hammond Coffin', born 6 March, 1816, and is now (1904) living at Frank- 

linville, New Jersey. Under his father's will he became a joint owner with 

his brother, Edward Winslow Cofifin, in the glass-works at Hammonton, and 

in 1847 he purchased his brother's interest in the works and the landed estate 

^ ^ ^ connected with the same— -After a 

<;j-_^'^-«r'^<fc.fc, *^''2^_^^t^.y.,,*'Hh€n^ '^'^ *'''^^^^^^'*'^ ^^^ years he retired from glass 

d^ manufacturing, and engaged in 

business as a real estate broker at Philadelphia, and later at the place of his 
present residence. He was one of the incorporators of the Camden and 
Atlantic Railroad. He married Elizabeth Dean, a sister of the wife of his 
brother William. In 1873 he was commissioned a justice of the peace. 
ix. Eliza Coffin', born 20 October, 1817; died 4 April, 1859; married Clayton 
Brown Rogers. (See Rogers Family, No. 22.) 

(13) X. Edward Winslow Coffin', born 5 June, 1824; married Leonora Stadler. 

8. WILLIAM COFFIN, Jun^^ (William^ William^ JosephS DanieP, 
Stephen^, Tristram^), was born at Philadelphia, 23 February, 1801, and died 
at his residence, No. 2007 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 29 February, 1872. 
His business career was begun in connection with his father's glass-works at 
Hammonton. Here he acquired a practical knowledge of the manufacture 
of glass, and he displayed such aptitude in this direction, as well as in the 
general conduct of the business, that, almost immediately after he attained 
his majority, his father admitted him into copartnership with him, under the 
firm name of William Coffin, Jr., & Co. Five years later he, with three others, 
established a glass-works at Millville, New Jersey, where he remained three 
years, returning at the end of that time to Hammonton, and again becoming 
identified with the works there. He took a prominent part in aiding his father 
to found the Winslow Glass- Works, and it is said that he felled the first tree 
in the work of making a clearing in the woods on which to build these works. 
Upon their construction he became actively identified with the management 
of the business, becoming a partner in the same, and on 5 September, 1834, 
his father conveyed unto him a half-interest in the works and in the " Winslow 



Tract." On i August, 1835, the father conveyed the remaining half-interest 
to his son-in-law, Thomas J. Perce. The latter dying a few months later, 
his interest in the business and tract named was purchased by William Coffin, 
Jr., who thus became the owner of the entire works and the lands pertaining 
thereto. Three years later he sold a half-interest in the same to another 
brother-in-law, Honorable Andrew K. Hay, the firm then becoming William 
Coffin, Jr., & Hay, and so continuing until 1847, when Mr. Coffin sold his 
interest in the business to his brother Edward Winslow Coffin and John B. 
Hay, nephew of Andrew K. Hay. He then retired from glass manufacturing 
and removed to Philadelphia. Although he had accumulated an ample 
fortune, he was not content to remain idle, and so entered upon a new 
enterprise. He associated himself with Professor James C. Booth, of Phila- 
delphia, in the experiment of refining nickel and cobalt, it being the first 
attempt in that direction made in this country. It proved successful, and 
in 1852 the business was removed to Cooper's Creek, in Camden, and much 
enlarged. The works are now owned by Joseph Wharton, EsqJ", of Phila- 
delphia, and have brought the latter large wealth. In 1850 Mr. Coffin was 
active, with others, in establishing the Brooklyn Gas-Works, and afterwards 
the gas-works in the city of Buffalo, New York. He was one of the founders 
of Atlantic City; was president of the Camden and Atlantic Land Company, 

and one of the projectors of the Camden and Atlan- 
tic Railroad, and gave this enterprise large finan- 
^ cial assistance. In 1852 he became one of the first 
directors of the road, and remained such until 1857. About 1850 Mr. Coffin 
removed from Philadelphia to Haddonfield, and erected there a handsome 
residence, in which he made his home for several years, dispensing a liberal 
hospitality. He subsequently returned to Philadelphia, and built a residence 
at 2007 Chestnut Street, where he resided until his death. 

He married, 20 July, 1829, Anne Dean, daughter of John and Frances 
Dean. Mrs. Coffin died at Haddonfield, 7 December, 1893. 

Children of William^ and Anne (Dean) Coffin: 

i. Fannie A. CoFFIN^ born 17 July, 1844; died 23 August, 1867; married 10 January, 
1866, John H. Davis, who became a partner in the banking and stock brokerage 
firm of Glendining, Davis & Co., and later es'tablished himself in the banking 
business in New York. 

ii. Amanda CoFFIN^ born 12 December, 1839; died, unmarried, 4 October, 1889. 

9. MARY COFFIN^ (William^ William^ Joseph% Daniel^ Stephen^, 
Tristram^), was born at Berlin, New Jersey, 18 November, 1803; died at 







Haddonfield, New Jersey, 9 February, 1891 ; married (i), 9 November, 
1829, Thomas Jefferson Perce, of Massachusetts, born in 1807; died at 
Winslow, New Jersey, i November, 1835; C^)? 25 April, 1843, Reverend 
George A. Raybold, born in Delaware, 15 October, 1802; died at Haddon- 
field, New Jersey, 4 December, 1876. Mr. Perce was a partner of his brother- 
in-law in the manufacture of glass. Mr. Raybold was a clergyman of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, and the author of "Annals of Methodism; or. 
Sketches of the Origin and Progress of Methodism in the Various Portions 
of New Jersey," "'Incidents of Itineracy," and other works. 

Children of Thomas Jefferson and Mary''' (Coffin) Perce: 

i. Anna White Perce', married, 3 September, 1856, William B. Rosenbaum. 
ii. Almira Matilda Perce^ married, 24 December, 1856, Joseph S. Garrett, of Had- 
donfield, New Jersey. 

Child of Reverend George A. and Mary'^ (Coffin) Perce Raybold: 
iii. Mary Perce Raybold', unmarried. 

10. PARNEL COFFIN"^ (William^, William^ Joseph^ Daniel^ 
Stephen^, Tristram^), was born at Berlin, New Jersey, 14 March, 1806; died 
at Hammonton, New Jersey, 18 April, 1863; married, 4 October, 1827, 
Jesse Peterson, born 25 October, 1797; died 8 January, 1875; son of Law- 
rence and Margaret Peterson. 

Children of Jesse and ParneF (Coffin) Peterson: 

i. William Coffin Peterson**, died 21 September, 1828. 
ii. Bowman Henry Peterson', married, in September, 1853, Matilda, daughter of 

John and Sarah Fisher, 
iii. Nancy Coffin Peterson', married, 5 July, i860, Samuel Hart, son of Charles 

and Phebe Hart, 
iv. Abigail Eliza Peterson', died 31 May, 1896; married, 10 December, 1856, Albert 

Doughty, son of Benjamin and Eliza Doughty. 
V. Mary Perce Peterson', married, 3 February, 1859, Henry Van Kirk. 
vi. BoDiNE Coffin Peterson', unmarried, 
vii. Helen Duff Peterson', married, i January, 1864, William M. Hugg, son of John 

and Margaret Hugg. 
viii. Frances Ann Peterson', died, unmarried, 14 October, 1862. 
ix. Sarah Dean Peterson', died 20 November, 1884; married George Hugg, son 

of John and Margaret Hugg. 
X. Josephine French Peterson', married, 14 January, 1874, Rev. John Prescott, 
son of John and Ann Prescott. 

11. JERUSHA ANN COFFIN"^ (William^, William^ Joseph\ 
DanieP, Stephen-, Tristram^), was born in New Jersey, 13 October, 1808; 

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died at Hammonton, New Jersey, 12 April, 1845; married, in 1831, Honor- 
able Andrew K. Hay, born in New York in 1808; died at Winslow, New 
Jersey, 7 February, 1881. Mr. Hay was a practical glass manufacturer, and 
was for some years in the employ of William Coffin, in the glass-works of 
the latter, at Hammonton, New Jersey. He was later admitted to an interest 
in the business, and in 1838, he purchased of his brother-in-law, William 
Coffin, Junr, a half-interest in the more extensive glass-works at Winslow, 
of which he subsequently became the sole proprietor. He also became inter- 
ested in similar works in other places. He was one of the founders of 
Atlantic City, and was a projector of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, of 
which he was a director from its incorporation until his death, and was, from 
20 March, 1873, until 22 October, 1874, the president of the road. In the 
days of the Whig party Mr. Hay was actively identified with that organi- 
zation, and in 1848 he was elected on the Whig ticket as a member of Con- 
gress from the district in which he lived. In 1872 he was chosen a Presidential 
elector, and voted for Grant and Colfax. 

Children of Honorable Andrew K. and Jerusha Ann^ (Coffin) Hay: 

i. William Coffin Hay^ born in April, 1832; married, July, 1851, Katharine Rosen- 
baum. Issue: i. Sidney Hay', married William S. Fox. 2. Edward C. Hay", 
married Elizabeth Kyte. 3. Annie C. Hay". 4. Katharine A. Hay", married 
William H. Robinson. 

ii. Helen Hay', married, 18 December, 1857, George W. Bernadou, who died 27 
November, 1881 ; (2) Alexander S. Halstead, an officer in the United States 
navy. Mr. Bernadou was a wholesale commission merchant at Philadelphia, 
of the firm of Geo. W. Bernadou & Bro. His son, John B. Bernadou, is a 
Lieutenant-Commander in the United States navy ; was in command of the 
torpedo boat " Winslow," in the Spanish-American War, and was wounded 
in one of the engagements in that war. He is the inventor of the smokeless 
powder used in the navy. 

iii. Annie Hay', died 2 August, 1891 ; married in 1864, Francis Squire, and had issue. 

iv. Augusta Hay', died 6 May, 1896; married in April, 1865, George Cochran, of 
Philadelphia, a son of the late William G. Cochran, Esqr, an eminent wine 
merchant, and had issue. 

12. ABIGAIL MARSHALL COFFIN' (William^, William^ Joseph^ 
DanieP, Stephen^, Tristram^), was born at Hammonton, New Jersey, 10 
September, 181 3; died at Camden, New Jersey, in September, 1895; married, 
29 November, 1835, Charles Hammett Shinn, born 9 August, 1810; died at 
Haddonfield, New Jersey, 25 January, 1870; son of Thomas and Ann (Ham- 
mett) Shinn. (See " Shinn Genealogy.") Mr. Shinn was for many years 

engaged in business at Philadelphia, as a wholesale coal merchant. 



Children of Charles Hammett and Abigail MarshalF (Coffin) Shinn: 

i. Eliza Coffin Shinn', married, i6 May, i860. Dr. John M. McGrath, a graduate 
in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a surgeon in the army 
during the Civil War. They had issue. 
ii. William Coffin SHINN^ born i December, 1838; died in May, 1879. He was 
captain in the Twenty-fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, in the Civil 
War, and was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg. He also served in 
the New Jersey Legislature from Camden County. He married, 10 January, 
1865, Louisa J. Garrison, and had issue. 

iii. Thomas Jefferson Shinn*, died in November, 1880. 

iv. Charles Hendry Shinn^ died 27 December, 1903. 

V. Nancy Coffin Shinn^ born 7 November, 1844; married (i), 6 December, 1865, 
Simeon Toby Ringel, who died in February, 1886; (2), 7 June, 1899, James S. 
Woodward, who died i December, 1903. 

vi. Edward Coffin SHINN^ born 2 May, 1846; married in 1880, Matilda Flanigan. 

13. MAJOR EDWARD WINSLOW COFFIN'^ (William^, William*, 
Joseph^, Daniel^, Stephen^, Tristram^), was born at Hammonton, New Jersey, 
5 June, 1824. He acquired a knowledge of the manufacture of glass in the 
works of his father, at Hammonton, New Jersey, and also in the Winslow 
Glass- Works. Under the will of his father he became a joint proprietor, 
with his brother John Hammond Coffin, of the Hammonton Glass-Works, 
and the lands appurtenant thereto, which embraced about five thousand acres, 
most of which were within the present limits of the town of Hammonton. In 
1847 he sold his interest in the Hammonton property to his brother, John Ham- 
mond Coffin, and during the same year, he and John B. Hay purchased from 
William Cbffin, Jun^, the latter's half-interest in the Winslow Glass-Works. In 
1850 he retired from the glass manufacturing business. Upon the death of his 
father, he was appointed y 

postmaster at Hammon- (^.^^^i:,^^,,^^ .^^(^^^.,i.^^i:iy^<^ ^^.^^^ 

ton, and later became post- ^^ 

master at Winslow. On 24 March, 1862, he was commissioned captain and 
commissary of subsistence, United States Volunteers, and was in active ser- 
vice from that time until the close of the Civil War, being honorably mustered 
out, 13 December, 1865. He was brevetted major, 13 March, 1865, " for 
meritorious services in his department during the war." He is a member of 
the Commandery of Pennsylvania, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States, and was a member of the council of this Commandery in 
1885 ^"d 1886, and Registrar from 1896 until 1904. In 1870 Major Coffin 
became the General Freight Agent of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, and 
upon the merging of that road into the Pennsylvania Railroad he became 



Division Freight Agent of the Pennsylvania road for its several branches 
in West Jersey, which position he retained until 1890, w^hen he was retired 
" on account of age." Major Coffin now resides at Ashland, New Jer- 
sey. He married, 8 July, 1844, Leonora Stadler, who died 11 December 

Children of Major Edward Winslow'^ and Leonora (Stadler) Coffin: 

i. Edward Winslow Coffin', married (i), in 1872, Ellen Smith; (2), in 1893, Leah 

ii. William Coffin', married, 25 January, 1888, Sallie Houseman, 
iii. Nancy Bodine Coffin*, unmarried. 


i^ammoiiti Eineage 

Roger Hunnewell == . Richard Moore 

Captain Richard Hunnewell =^ Elizabeth Moore. 

William Hammond^ = Elizabeth Penn. John Vincent ■■ 

Benjamin Hammond'^ == Mary Vincent. 

Captain Benjamin Hammond' = Elizabeth Hunnewell. 

Josephus Hammond* == Thankful Winslow. 

William Coffin = Parnel (Hammond) Sears^ 

William Coffin* == Ann Bodine. 

Clayton Brown Rogers = Eliza Coffin'. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogens* 



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ENJAMIN HAMMOND^ the emigrant ancestor of one 
branch of the Hammond family of New England, and a founder 
of the town of Rochester, Massachusetts, was, according to 
family records, born in London, England, in 162 1, and died 
at Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1703. His grandson. Cap- 
tain Elnathan Hammond, an eminent citizen of Newport, Rhode 
Island, who died there, 24 May, 1793, at the age of ninety, left a 
manuscript entitled, " A short Record of our Family, by Elna- 
than Hammond, copied from a Family Record of my Father's, 
Mr. John Hammond, of Rochester, 1737, and continued, begin- 
ning the year at the ist of January," * from which the following is abstracted : 

" William Hammond, born in the city of London, and there married Elizabeth Penn, 
sister of Sir William Penn, had children: Benjamin their son, born 1621, Elizabeth, Martha, 
and Rachel their daughters, all born in London. William Hammond died there and was 
buried. Elizabeth Hammond, widow of William Hammond, with her son Benjamin and 
three daughters, all young, left a good estate in London, and with several godly people 
came over to New England in troublesome Times in 1634, out of a conscious desire to have 
the liberty to serve God in the way of his appointment. They had with them the Rev. 
Mr. Lothrop,t their minister, a.d. 1634. Settled in Boston, and there died in 1640, had an 
honorable burial and the character of a very godly woman. 

" Benjamin Hammond, their son, removed to Sandwich, and there married Mary Vin- 
sent, daughter of John Vinsent. She was born in England in 1633. Benjamin married to 
Mary Vinsent in 1650." 

* See " New England Historical and Genealogical Register," xxx. 28-32. 

t The Reverend John Lothrop, who came in the ship " Griffin," in 1634, and established a church 
at Scituate, Massachusetts, and afterwards one at Barnstable, Massachusetts. 




Mrs. Hammond, with her children, sailed from England, in the ship 
" Griffin," in 1634, and arrived at Boston 16 September of that year. She 
appears to have made a settlement at Watertown, but removed thence to Scitu- 

ate about 1638, in which year she was received 
into the church at that place, becoming the thirty- 
third member of the same. Her stay at Scituate 
must have been a brief one, as she is found to have 
died at Boston, in 1640, and to have been buried 

Upon the death of his mother, Benjamin 
Hammond removed to Yarmouth, then in Ply- 
mouth Colony, and, in 1643, he was enrolled 
among the men of that town who were found 
" able to bear arms." In 1652 he was chosen con- 
stable of Yarmouth, and he is on record as a resi- 
dent there as late as 1655. Subsequently he 
removed to Sandwich, in the same colony. In 
1669 he was a member of the Grand Inquest of 
the Colony; in 1672 he served as a member of a 
coroner's inquest, and in 1675 became constable 
of Sandwich. He was a land-owner at Sandwich, which fact is established 
by the following extract from the minutes of the General Court of Plymouth 
Colony, under date of 3 June, 1673. 

" In answere to a petition preferred to the Court by Joseph Burge, concerning a way 
that goeth through the land of Myles Blackwell, and through the land of Benjamin 
Hammond, att Sandwich, the Court have ordered, and doe request, Mr. Hickley and Mr. 
Bacon in some convenient time to treat with the said Blackwell and Hammond about the 
said way, in the behalf of the said Burge, soe as on just and equall tearmes hee may enjoy 
it as formerly." * 

In 1679 initiatory steps were taken toward establishing a town at the 
locality then known as Sippican. The first step was a petition of several 
colonists to the General Court of Plymouth Colony, asking for grants of 
land at Sippican. f The request was received with favor, the court expressing 
a willingness to make the grants, stipulating, however, that the petitioners 
should first procure " some more substantial men that are prudent persons 
and of considerable estates" to join " in a speedy settlement of themselves 
and families with them." The petitioners met this condition, and the grants 

Hammond Arms 

Records of Plymouth Colony, v. 116. 


t Ibid., vi. 14. 


were made, whereupon numerous families' removed to the locahty named, and 
by the year 1686 the settlement had come to such proportions that the court 
incorporated it into a township, under the name of Rochester.* Mr. Ham- 
mond was probably one of the petitioners. If not, he was, no doubt, one of 
the " substantial men ... of considerable estates" who were induced to 
join the settlement and become the founders of the town which so soon sprang 
into existence. 

Benjamin Hammond's removal to Sippican, afterwards Rochester, was 
probably effected about the year 1682, and he established his home in that 
part of the town which later became Marion. In 1686, his eldest son, Samuel 
Hammond, was admitted a freeman of Rochester^ and four years later he 
became one of the selectmen of the town, while in the same year his second 
son, John Hammond, was commissioned lieutenant, and placed in command 
of the Rochester company of militia. 

Benjamin Hammond married, in 1650, Mary, daughter of Mr. John 
Vincent,t a prominent citizen of Sandwich. She survived her husband, and 
died at Rochester, in 1705, aged seventy-two years. 

Children of Benjamin^ and Mary (Vincent) Hammond: $ 

i. Samuel Hammond', was admitted freeman of Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1686; 
chosen Selectman in i6go ; was one of the founders of the Congregational 
Church at Rochester, and an extensive land-holder ; married Mary, daughter 
of Arthur Hathaway, by whom he had eleven children. 

ii. John HAMMOND^ born 30 November, 1663; died 19 April, 1749; was lieutenant 
in command of the military company at Rochester ; served three years as 
selectman and assessor; was a member of the Massachusetts Assembly two 
years, and held a commission as justice of the peace; married, in 1691, Mary, 
eldest daughter of Reverend Samuel Arnold, first minister settled at Rochester, 
and by her had eleven children. 

* Records of Plymouth Colony, vi. 189. 

t Mr. .John Vincent was an early emigrant to Massachusetts, locating at Lynn, remaining 
there, however, only a short time. In the latter part of 1637 he was of that company of Lynn resi- 
dents who removed to Plymouth Colony, and there founded the town of Sandwich. On 6 March, 1638, 
he was chosen the first constable of the town, an office of much dignity and importance in early 
colonial days. He was admitted a freeman of the colony the same year, and received a grant of land. 
In 1638 he was chosen a deputy to the General Court (Assembly), and was again chosen to that office 
in 1649, 1650, 1651, 1655, 1659, 1661, and 1662. He failed to attend a session of the court in the latter 
year, and, in consequence, was fined forty shillings, the fine being remitted at the next meeting of the 
court. He is always mentioned, in the records of the colony, by the title of "Mr.," which indicates 
that he was of gentle birth, or had, by education or achievement, attained to rank above that of yeoman. 
On 12 October, 1662, he and his son-in-law, Benjamin Hammond, were named as overseers of the will 
of Joan Swift. He was living in 1663, but the date of his death has not been ascertained. 

X For an account of Benjamin Hammond and of his descendants, see "Hammond Genealogy," 
by Dr. Roland Hammond, published at Boston, in 1894. 



iii. Nathan Hammond", resided at Rochester; married (i), Mrs. Alice Dexter, 
daughter of Captain Seth Pope; (2) Elizabeth Bourne; (3) Meribah Delano. 
He had, by first wife, four children. 
(2) iv. Benjamin Hammond^ born in 1673; died 29 March, 1747; married Elizabeth 
V. Rose HAMM0ND^ died 20 November, 1676. 
vi. Mary Hammond', died young. 

2. CAPTAIN BENJAMIN HAMMOND^ (Benjamin^), the fourth 
son of Benjamin Hammond by his wife Mary Vincent, was born in Sand- 
wich, Massachusetts, in 1673; died at Rochester, in that Colony, 29 March, 
1747. He removed to Rochester at the time his father settled there, and, 
upon his marriage, he established his home on the west bank of the Matta- 
poisett River, in what became known as " Hammondtown." He was a man 
of superior abilities for his time, and filled with honor many public stations. 
He served for many years as a Selectman, — the most important town office, — 
and for two years he was a representative from Rochester to the Massachu- 
setts Legislature, and he is said to have held commission as justice of the 
peace under Queen Anne. He also served as captain in the militia of the 
colony. He was a noted land surveyor, " and in company with Benjamin 
Crane, of Taunton, is said to have surveyed and laid out many of the towns 
in Plymouth and Bristol Counties." * His cousin of the same name, in his 
will, dated i July, 1758, devises to his son Nathaniel Hammond one half- 
interest in Ram Island, which he held " in partnership with the heirs of Capt. 
Benjamin Hammond," from which mention it is apparent that Captain Ham- 
mond had been the owner of one half-interest in the island. Captain Ham- 
mond married Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Richard Hunnewell, f the noted 

* " Hammond Genealogy," 243. 

t Captain Richard Hunnewell was a son of Roger Hunnewell, an early emigrant to Maine, 
who died at Saco, in that province, in 1654. The date and place of birth of the son are not known. 
He was a witness to a deed in 1667. His home was at Black Point, afterwards Scarborough, Maine. 
He appears to have been in military service during the greater part of his manhood. His first known 
service was at the outbreak of King Philip's War, when he was on garrison duty at Black Point, under 
Captain Joshua Scottow, serving until the close of the war.* In 1681 he became ensign of Captain 
Scottow's Company, in the York regiment, under Major Richard Walderne,! and later, but just when 
is not known, he was promoted lieutenant, and as such was in command of the troops which garrisoned 
the forts at Blue Point, Black Point, and Spurwicks, in 1689 and 1690. The order placing him in such 
command was made by the Council of War, held at Falmouth, 13 November, 1689, over which that 
splendid Massachusetts soldier. Major Benjamin Church, presided. J Hunnewell later became captain. 
In 1697 he presented a petition to the Legislature of Massachusetts, setting forth that he had for some 
time " been Imployed in his Maj'"''^ and the Country's service against the common enemy in which 
service he hath been wounded several times," and praying for some compensation from the Colony on 

* Bodge's " History of King Philip's War," 336, 338, 339. 
t Ibid., 476. 

X " New England Historic-Genealogical Register," iii. 25. 



Indian fighter, of Maine. In 1730-31 she petitioned the Legislature of Massa- 
chusetts for a grant of land, in consideration of her father's military services, 
as appears from the following extract from the records of the Colony : * 

" A Petition of Elizabeth Hammond of Rochester, Daughter of Cpt. Richard Hony- 
well Deed Praying in consideration of her Fathers great service against the Indians & 
sufferings from them, that a Grant may be made to her of some of the unappropriated 
Lands of the Province. 

" In the House of Representatives Read &c. 

" Ordered that the Prayer be so far granted that the legal Representatives of the within 
named Richard Honeywell be & hereby are empowered by a SurveyJ" & Chain men on Oath 
to lay out Five Hundred Acres of some of the unappropriated Lands within this Province; 
A Plan thereof to be presented to this Court within twelve months for confirmation. 

" In Council; Read and Concur'd so far as that One Hundred Acres of the unappro- 
priated Lands be let out &c. 

" In the House of Representives Read and Concur'd. 

" Passed March 2, 1 730/1." 

Children of Captain Benjamin^ and Elizabeth (Hunnewell) Hammond: 

i. Polypus HAMMOND^ born 29 November, 1702; died 5 February, 1773; married 
(i) Sarah Mumford ; (2) Bathsheba Randall, and had issue by both wives. 
He was a sea-captain, and removed to Newport, Rhode Island, where he died. 
(3) ii. JosEPHUS HAMMOND^ born 6 May, 1703; died in 1779; married (i) Thankful 
Winslow ; (2) Mary Bourne, 
iii. Antipas HAMMOND^ born 16 July, 1704; died 29 March, 1773; married Abigail 
Swift. He resided at Mattapoisett Neck; was a farmer, and served as 
lieutenant of militia, and Selectman, 
iv. Barzillai Hammond', born 9 March, 1706; married (i) Mary Barlow; (2) Anna 
Tobey; (3) Sarah Doty, and had issue by his first wife. He was a farmer, 
and served several years as a Selectman of Rochester. 
V. Israel HAMM0ND^ born 15 October, 1707; died in 1800; married Elizabeth 

Wilbur, and had issue. 
vi. Mary HAMM0ND^ born 25 September, 1709; married Reverend Elisha Tapper, 
vii. Elisha HammondI 

viii. Roger HAMM0ND^ born in 1722; died 29 September, 1758; married Charity Ham- 
mond, and had issue. He was a farmer, and resided at Hammondtown. 

account thereof. The petition was favorably received, and a sum granted to him.* He came to his 
death in an encounter with the Indians, 6 October, 1703. He left a widow, Elizabeth Hunnewell, to 
survive him, and she petitioned the Legislature of Massachusetts, in the early part of 1704, stating that 
her husband " was killed in the last Fall past," and praying for " an allowance for a steer kill'd for 
supply for the garrison there, Black Point, and for disbursement by her husband in building the forti- 
fication," which request was granted.! Savage is no doubt in error in his suggestion that Richard 
Hunnewell was in Boston during a portion of the Indian War.t The Richard Hunnewell there was 
a son of Ambrose Hunnewell, and cousin, possibly, of Captain Hunnewell. Captain Hunnewell prob- 
ably married a daughter of Richard Moore, of Scarborough, Maine. 

* Acts and Resolves of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, xi. 554. 

* Province Laws of Massachusetts, vii. 557. 
t Ibid., viii. 47. 

t Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, ii. 



3. JOSEPHUS HAMMOND^ (Captain Benjamin^, Benjamin^), was 
born at Rochester, Massachusetts, 6 May, 1703, and died in 1779, probably 
at Pembroke, Massachusetts, as he is called of that town in his will. He 
was a farmer, and resided for some years in that part of Rochester called 
" Church Neighborhood." On 10 September, 1740, his father executed to 
him a deed of gift for a tract of land in Rochester, and this tract Josephus 


Hammond devised to his son Edward, 

/^<^£jt^(^-^ r/^O'rr^/y^ er?ud ^"^ o" 5 Jui'ie, 1742, his father again 
/ made him a deed of gift for one hun- 

dred and sixty acres of land in Leicester, Massachusetts, which property the 
son sold, I March, 1762, to his kinsman, Edward Winslow. His last will 
and testament, dated 28 October, 1778, was proved 5 April, 1779, and names 
wife Mary, sons Edward and Josephus, and daughters Parnel, Thankful, 
and Zuriah. His estate was appraised at £6498 7^. 

He married * (i), 10 April, 1735, Thankful, daughter of Major Edward 
Winslow, born 2 April, 171 5. (See Winslow Family, No. 3.) She died 
before 1753, and, on 18 January of that year, he 
married (2) Mary Bourne, who may have been 
a widow at that time, as Josephus Hammond, in 
naming her in his will, mentions the estate which 
her " father Nye gave her." 

Children of Josephus^ and Thankful (Winslow) 

Hammond : 

i. Parnel Hammond*, born 24 March, 1736; died 
22 January, 181 7; married (i) Captain Paul 
Sears; (2) William Coffin; (3) Burdsall 
Tyler. (See Coffin Family, No. 5.) 
ii. Edward Hammond*, born 8 May, 1738; died 11 
May, 1802; married, 17 June, 1762, Mary, 
daughter of Caleb Lombard. She died 3 Octo- 
ber, 1833, leaving issue. (See "Hammond 
Genealogy.") Edward Hammond was a cap- 
tain in Colonel Cotton's regiment of Massa- 
chusetts militia, and was in active service in 
the Revolution. He resided at what is now Marion, Massachusetts. 

iii. Thankful Hammond*, born 2 January, 1740; married, 13 January, 1760, John 
Stevens. They had issue, and resided at Rochester. 

iv. Zuriah Hammond*, born 22 April, 1742; married, 15 January, 1761, Stephen 

V. Josephus Hammond*, born 14 June, 1744; died 12 January, 1745. 

* Intentions of marriage were declared in September, 1734. 



Child of Josephus^ and Mary (Bourne) Hammond: 

vi. JosEPHUS Hammond*, born 31 December, 1758. He was a Revolutionary soldier, 
enlisting 13 September, 1778, in the Massachusetts regiment of militia com- 
manded by Colonel Ebenezer Sproat. 


Edward Winslow* = Magdalen Ollyver. Peter Worden 

Kenelm Winslow^ = Ellen (Newton) Adams. Peter Worden ■■ 

Kenelm Winslow^ = Mercy Worden. 

Major Edward Winslow* = Sarah 

Josephus Hammond = Thankful Winslow^. 

William Coffin = Parnel (Hammond) Sears^. 

William Coffin^ = Ann Bodine. 

Clayton Brown Rogers = Eliza Coffin®. 

I . 
Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers^. 


HE name Winslow stands forth so prominently among the found- 
ers and makers of this country that it would be impossible to 
write a history of New England without considerable mention of 
the first representatives of the Winslow family. Five Winslow 
brothers, — Edward, John, Kenelm, Gilbert, and Josiah, — were 
among the early emigrants to Plymouth Colony, Edward and 
Gilbert being of the Pilgrim company who came in 1620 in the 
" Mayflower." The latter returned to England shortly after- 
wards, but the former, Honorable Edward Winslow, became 
eminent in the public life of the Colony. He served thrice as 
governor, filled many important diplomatic appointments, and had the distinc- 
tion of being the father of the first native-born governor of an American col- 
ony. The lives of this father and his son are briefly sketched in "Appleton's 
Cyclopaedia of American Biography" as follows : 

"Edward Winslow, governor of Plymouth colony, born in Droitwich, 
near Worcester, England, 18 October, 1595; died at sea, 8 May, 1655. He 
was descended from an ancient English family. When he was a traveller on 
the continent he met Reverend John Robinson, of Leyden, with whose church 
he united in 161 7. He sailed in the ' Mayflower' with the band of first settlers 
at Plymouth, and on 22 March, 1621, he was deputed to negotiate with Mas- 
sasoit, making a treaty that remained intact till it was broken by King Philip 
in 1675. In July, 1621, Winslow conducted the first embassy to the Indians, 
which was also the first attempt of the English to explore the interior. When, 
7 97 


in March, 1623, Massasoit was likely to die, he was sent to Winslow, and 
by his skilful treatment the life of the valuable ally was saved, who in his grati- 
tude informed Winslow 's guide of the plots among the surrounding tribes to 
cut off Thomas Weston's colony. He sailed, 10 September, 1623, for Eng- 
land, where he prepared for publication the following year his ' Good Newes 
from New England,'* which drew much attention to the colony. On 16 
March, 1624, he imported the first neat-cattle brought into New England. 
At the election that year he was chosen assistant governor, in which office he 
was continued till 1647, excepting 1633, 1636, and 1644, when he was chosen 

governor. Contrary to the advice of 
Winslow, the adventurers in London had 
sent John Lyford, a preacher, to Ply- 
mouth, who wrote letters full of slander 
and falsehood to people in England. He 
therefore sailed that summer (1624) for 
England, presented the matter at a meet- 
ing, and returned to Plymouth with evi- 
^^ dence against Lyford, who, with John 
Oldham, was promptly banished. The 
principal oversight of the commercial 
transactions of the colony was in his 
keeping during its period of develop- 
ment. Upon coming to the chief magis- 
tracy in 1633, he found that disputes had 
arisen with the Dutch in New York re- 
specting the trade with the Connecticut River Indians. The Massachusetts 
colony declining to unite in establishing a trading-post on the river. Governor 
Winslow despatched a vessel, which went a mile beyond the Dutch fort 
on the site of Hartford, and erected the first house in Connecticut. In 
1635 he sailed for England to defend the Plymouth and Massachusetts 
Colonies against the accusations of Thomas Morton, and to represent to 
the government the encroachments of the French on the east and the Dutch 
on the west. Archbishop Laud, then at the head of the special commission 
established in 1634, secured his imprisonment on a frivolous pretence; 
but, after seventeen weeks of confinement, obtaining his release by the 
privy council, he addressed an able paper to that body upon the object of his 
mission to the government. Under Winslow as governor the court of asso- 


* A copy of this work was sold for twelve hundred dollars at the Ashburton Sale in London in 1901. 



dates, in November, 1636, enacted the elaborate code of laws and statutes 
that placed the government on a stable foundation. About i April, 1637, 
in behalf of the government, he replied to Winthrop's letter for advice in 
the conduct of the proposed Pequot War, and was selected to meet the au- 
thorities in Boston on 12 May, to whom he declared the war was none of 
Plymouth's quarrel. In the establishment of the confederation known by the 
name of the United Colonies of New England, he was commissioner from 
his colony. This act of 1643 he seems to have anticipated in 1631, when he 
petitioned the royal commission for a warrant to the colonies to defend them- 
selves unitedly against all foes. The Massachusetts government intrusted him 
in 1646 with the mission to answer the charges of Samuel Gorton and others 
in England, and to defend the colony from the accusation of religious intoler- 
ance. His book, ' Hypocrisie Unmasked,' was considered a complete vindica- 
tion. Winslow advocated the civilization and conversion of the Indians, and 
published an address to Parliament and council, with intelligence from New 
England upon the subject; and by his influence an act was passed, 19 July, 
1649, incorporating the Society for propagating the Gospel in New England. 
The government appointed him one of the three commissioners in 1654 to ad- 
just the claims against Denmark for losses to English shipping. Much light is 
thrown upon the important service in which he was engaged on behalf of 
the colonies, during his sojourn in England (1646-54), by the recent publi- 
cation of the 'Calender of State Papers, Colonial Series, 1 574-1660,' edited 
by W. Noel Sainsbury (5 vols., London, 1860-80). When Cromwell planned 
an expedition against the Spaniards in the West Indies under General Ven- 
ables and Admiral Penn, he appointed Winslow head commissioner at a salary 
of £1000. The general and admiral disagreed in their tempers and views, 
the control of the commission was of no avail, and the army was defeated 
at Santo Domingo. The fleet sailed for Jamaica, but on the passage Winslow 
died of a fever, and his body was committed to the deep with the honors of 
war. Among his accomplishments was a consummate address, which never 
failed him as the diplomatist of the colony. His piety was fervent, and for 
a day of intoleration he was often singularly tolerant to those who differed 
with him in matters of belief. Governor Winslow married at Leyden, 16 
May, 1 618, Elizabeth Barker, who died, 24 March, 1621, at Plymouth. He 
married, 12 May, 1621, Mrs. Susannah White, who had given birth to the 
first white child born in New England, was now the first bride, and destined 
to be the wife of a governor and mother of another governor. By her he 
had two children, Elizabeth and Josiah. His brothers, John, Kenelm, and 
Josiah, identified with the early history of the colony, are the ancestors of 



a numerous family. His family seat was established in 1636-37 at Green 
Harbor (now Marshfield), afterwards the estate of Daniel Webster. The 
engraving of Governor Winslow is from the only authentic portrait of any 
of the Pilgrims. It was executed in London in 1651, and is now preserved 
at Plymouth. . . . Governor Winslow's pen has left some valuable and sub- 
stantial writings to indicate his versatility in narration and argument. What 
is called ' Bradford's and Winslow's Journal,' or by others ' A Diary of 
Occurrences' (London, 1622), covering the first year of the colony, is ad- 
mirably supplemented by ' Winslow's Relation,' which brings down the history 
to 10 September, 1623. This work, also known as ' Good Newes from New 
England,' appeared complete in Alexander Young's ' Chronicles of the Pil- 
grims' (Boston, 1841). His letter to George Morton as advisory for such 
as proposed voyaging to Plymouth, the letters to John Winthrop, in Thomas 
Hutchinson's 'Collection of Papers,' and those to Secretary Thurlow ('State 
Papers,' iii.), from the Barbadoes, 1654-55, are among the most valuable of 
his briefer remains. His ' Brief Narration,' or ' Hypocrisie Unmasked,' in 
opposition to Samuel Gorton (1646), appears, in part, in Young's 'Chron- 
icles.' This trenchant book was followed by another, under the title of ' New 
England's Salamander,' as an answer to the aspersions cast upon New Eng- 
land (1647). 'The Glorious Progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians 
in New England' (1649), dedicated to Parliament, contained also letters from 
John Eliot and Thomas Mayhew. ' A Platform of Church Discipline in New 
England' (1653) is his last publication extant or of which we have knowledge. 
. . . His son, Josiah, governor of Plymouth Colony, born in Plymouth in 
1629; died at Marshfield, Massachusetts, 18 December, 1680. In 1657, two 
years after the death of his father, he was an assistant governor, which post 
he filled till his election as governor in 1673. This last office he held until 
his death. In 1658 he was chosen one of the commissioners of the United 
Colonies, and re-elected for fourteen years. On 5 September, 1672, he was 
one of the six signers of the new articles of confederation of the New Eng- 
land colonies, and on 9 September, 1675, he signed the declaration of war 
against King Philip, made by the commissioners. In 1652 he commanded 
the military company of Marshfield, in 1659 he was appointed military com- 
mander of the colony, and in 1675 he was elected general-in-chief of the 
whole military force of the United Colonies, being the first native born general 
as well as governor in New England. During his chief magistracy in 1674-75 
the first public school of the colony was established, and in 1680 the first 
lieutenant-governor was elected. The General Court ordered in 1675 that 
four halberdiers should attend the governor and magistrates at elections, and 




a numeroiijs His fr iblished in 1636-37 at Green 

Mai of Daniel Webster. The 

or.iira\ \ authentic portrait of any 

:i 111 1 65 1, and is now preserved 
has left some valuable and sub- 
Lo iuaicaie nis versuiiiity m narration and argument. What 
15 cuucu uiauiord's and Winslow's Journal/ or by others 'A Diary of 
Occurrences' (London, 1622), covering the first year of the colony, is ad- 
mirably supplemented by ' Winslow's Relation,' which brings down the history 
to 10 September, 1623. This work, also known as ' Good Newes from New 
England,' appeared complete in Alexander Young's ' Chronicles of the Pil- 
grims' (Boston, 1841). His letter to George Morton as advisoi"y for such 
as proposed voyaging to Plymouth, the letters to John Winthrop, in Thomas 
Hutchinson's 'Collection of Papers,' and those to Secretary Thurlow ('State 
Papers,' iii.), from the Barbadoes, 1654-55, are among the most valuable of 
his briefer rcmninv His ' TVirf Narration,' or ' Hypocrisie Unmasked,' in 

•6l6^ nnncp.r^; in nnrt. in Yotmg's ' Chron- 

title of ' New 
New Eng- 
ispel amongst the Indians 
64U). dedicated to Parliament, coi ; also letters from 

i >rm of Church Discipline in New 

} i or of which v^'e have knowledge. 

. ernor of Plymouth Colony, born in Plymouth in 
1629; died at Marshfield, Massachusetts, 18 December, 1680. In 1657, two 
years after the death of his father, he was an assistant governor, which post 
he filled till his election as governor in 1673. This last office he held until 
his death. In 1658 he was chosen one of the commissioners of the United 
Colonies, and re-elected for fourteen years. On 5 September, 1672, he was 

one of the six signers of the ^^h\.l^\\^c]^SM^mMT'iiUmM the New Eng- 
land colonies, and on 9 September, 1675, he signed the declaration of war 
against King Philip, made by the commissioners. In 1652 he commanded 
the military company of Marshfield, in 1659 he was appointed military com- 
mander of the colony, and in 1675 he was elected general-in-chief of the 
whole military force of the United Colonies, being the first native bom general 
as well as governor in New England. During his chief magistracy in 1674-75 
the first public school of the colony was established, and in 1680 the first 
lieutenant-governor was elected. The General Court ordered in 1675 that 
four halberdiers should attend the governor and magistrates at elections, and 


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two during the court sessions. The government now maintained a state that 
was hitherto unknown in the colony. Governor Winslow Hved at Careswell, 
the family seat at Marshfield, where he enjoyed the distinction of being the 
most accomplished gentleman in the colony. His hospitality was generous, 
and the attractions of the festive and social board were not a little heightened 
by the charms of his beautiful wife. In 1657 James Cudworth was displaced 
by the colony from his official post for refusing to sign, as a commissioner, 
the proceedings against the Quakers. When first a commissioner, in 1658, 
Winslow refused to sanction the ' horrible recommendation' of that year 
against the Quakers, and in 1674, by his active friendship and powerful in- 
fluence as governor, Cudworth was rescued from the disgrace to which Gov- 
ernor Prince and others had subjected him. He showed that he had a just 
spirit in the active part he bore in the preliminaries to the war against Philip, 
in which he was afterwards commander-in-chief. On i May, 1676, he wrote 
to the commissioners in Boston that the land in his colony had all been honestly 
purchased of the Indians, and, to protect the natives from wrong, no settler 
was allowed to receive land except by permission of the court. His capture 
of Alexander in 1662, the brother of Philip, and for two years sachem after 
Massasoit's death, illustrates his courage and personal daring as a soldier. 
His last public act, on 5 September, 1680, was to solicit a charter for Plymouth 
from the crown, Cudworth being appointed to present the address to the king. 
Governor Winslow celebrated the memory of Governor Bradford in a poem 
that is published in George Morton's 'Memorial.' He married, in 1657, 
Penelope Pelham, daughter of Herbert Pelham, who came to Boston in 1645, 
and was first treasurer of Harvard College, and assistant governor in 1646- 
49. . . ." 

John Winslow, the eldest brother of Governor Edward Winslow, was 
born at Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, 16 April, 1597, and died at 
Boston, Massachusetts, in 1674. He came to Plymouth, in the " Fortune," in 
1 62 1, and married there, 12 October, 1624, Mary, daughter of James Chilton, 
both father and daughter being passengers in the '* Mayflower." John Wins- 
low was frequently chosen by the General Court of Plymouth Colony to serve 
in public capacities, and he was also elected a member of the court. In 1656 
he removed to Boston, where he became an eminent merchant and ship-owner. 
He was the grandfather of Colonel Edward Winslow, of Boston, who com- 
manded a regiment there, served in the office of High Sheriff of Suffolk 
County, and was the great-grandfather of Sir John Singleton Copley, who 
became chief justice of Chester, England, and upon the retirement of Lord 



Eldon, in 1827, was created Baron Lyndhurst, and constituted Lord High 
Chancellor of England. Another of John Winslow's eminent descendants 
was Admiral John Ancrum Winslow, the noted officer of the American navy, 
who commanded the " Kearsarge" in her famous engagement with the 

Josiah Winslow, the youngest brother of Governor Edward Winslow, 
came to Plymouth about 1631, and was there admitted freeman in 1633. He 
was born at Droitwich, England, 11 February, 1605-6, and died at Marshfield, 
Plymouth Colony, i December, 1674. He married, in 1636, Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Elizabeth Bourne, of Marshfield, of which town Mr. Wins- 
low was a founder and its first constable. In 1643 1^^ was elected a deputy 
from Marshfield to the General Court of the colony, and was honored by re- 
election to this important position, in 1646, 1647, 1651, 1654, 1655, 1659, 
and 1660. In 1650 he was made a member of a commission on the part of 
Plymouth Colony, with Governor Bradford at its head, to meet a like com- 
mission from the Massachusetts Colony, for the adjustment of certain boun- 
dary disputes, and in 1667 he was a member of the Council of War of 
Plymouth Colony. At the time of his death he was the town clerk of Marsh- 
field, having held the position continuously from 1646. 
Among his descendants of prominence may be mentioned 
Robert Treat Paine. LL.D., judge of the Supreme Court of 
Massachusetts, attorney-general, and a signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence; Honorable Reuben Hyde Walworth, 
LL.D, chancellor of the State of New York; Honorable Wil- 
liam Woodbridge, United States Senator, and governor of 
Michigan; Honorable William Gushing, LL.D., judge of the 
Supreme Court of the United States; and Roger Griswold, 
member of Congress, judge of the Supreme Court, and gov- 
ernor of Connecticut, of whose mother it may be said that her 
i husband, father, brother, son, and nephew were governors of 

St. Bride's, London 

I. KENELM WINSLOW\ the second brother of Gov- 
ernor Edward Winslow, and the third son and fourth child of 
Edward Winslow, of Droitwich, England, by his wife Mag- 
dalen Oily ver, was born at Droitwich, Sunday, 29 April, 1 599, and was buried 
at Salem, Massachusetts, 13 September, 1672. His parents had been married 
at the venerable church of St. Bride's, in London, 3 November, 1594, where 
the entry of their marriage is still to be found. The baptisms of all their chil- 



dren are, however, recorded at St. Peter's, Droitwich, some eight miles from 

Kenehn Winslow, who bore his paternal grandfather's name, probably 
arrived in Plymouth Colony about 1629. He was admitted a freeman of 
that colony in 1633, and resided for some years at Plymouth, where, on 
3 January, 1632, he and his brother Josiah purchased of Francis Eaton the 
homestead estate of the latter, and the year following he bought his brother's 
interest in the property. In 1634, Kenehn Winslow was associated with the 
governor, and with several members of the Governor's Council, in establish- 
ing a tax-rate for the Colony, and, on 5 January, 1635, he was chosen, with 
six others, by the General Court to assist the governor and Council in estab- 
lishing the " rates on goods to be sould, & labourers for their hire, as should 
be meet and proper." At the 
first sitting of the General 
Court in 1636 he served as 
juryman in several causes 
then tried, his brother, John 
Winslow, and Captain Myles 
Standish also serving as 
members of the same jury. 
In 1637, 1638, 1 64 1, and 
1642 he was a member of 
the Grand Inquest of the col- 
ony, and in 1639, upon com- 
plaint that the highways of 
the colony were " in decay," he was one of those chosen by the General Court 
to join with the constables of the colony in surveying the highways and direct- 
ing their repair. 

He removed from Plymouth to a point called Green Harbor, but which, 
in 1 64 1, became Marshfield. He received a grant of land there, 5 March, 
i527_38^* and was one of the founders of the town. The next year he was 
chosen a deputy from Marshfield to the General Court of the colony, and 
was re-elected in 1643, 1644, 1649, 1650, 165 1, 1652, 1653. He married, in 
June, 1634, Ellen Adams, widow of John Adams, of Plymouth. She died at 
Marshfield 5 December, 1681, aged eighty-three years. Her maiden name 
was probably Newton. •|• 

MaJ-sK-f eld - y[^S5- 

* Plymouth Colony Records, i. 78. 

t New England Historical and Genealogical Register, xxv. 356. 



Children of Kenelm^ and Ellen Winslow : 

(2) i. Kenelm Winslow", born circa 1635; died 11 November, 1715; married Mercy 

ii. Eleanor WINSL0W^ born circa 1637 ; died 27 August, 1676 ; married Samuel 
Barker, and by him had issue. 

iii. Nathaniel Winslow^ born circa 1639; died i December, 1719. He inherited the 
homestead at Marshfield ; was sergeant in the militia as early as 1686, and 
became captain of the Marshfield military company before 1698; was deputy 
to the General Court in 1689, and was elected a member of the Massachusetts 
Assembly in 1695, 1709, and 1711. He married, 3 August, 1664, Faith, daughter 
of Reverend John and Lydia Miller. She died 9 November, 1729, " in the 
Ssth year of her age." They had issue. 

iv. Job Winslow^ born circa 1641 ; died at Freetown, Massachusetts, 14 July, 1720. 
He removed from Marshfield to Swansey, Massachusetts, about 1666. On 
18 or 19 June, 1675, his house at Swansey was burned by the Indians,* which 
event is said to have been the first overt act leading to the opening of King 
Philip's War. Removing from Swansey, he became one of the first settlers 
of Rochester, but remained there only a short time, when he removed to 
Freetown, of which he was a selectman in 1686, and there served in various 
important town offices. In the same year he was chosen a deputy to the 
General Court of Plymouth Colony, and in 1692, on the union of that colony 
with the Massachusetts Bay Colony, he was elected a member of the first 
Assembly under the "union. He was active in military afifairs, and, as lieu- 
tenant, was in command of the military company at Freetown. By his wife 
Ruth he had issue. 

2. KENELM \VINSLOW2 (Kenelm^), was born at Plymouth, Massa- 
chusetts, about 1635, ^'^'^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ Harwich, Massachusetts, 11 November, 1715. 
He early removed from Marshfield to Cape Cod, and settled in that part of 
Yarmouth which was incorporated with Harwich, and which later became 
Brewster. His homestead was near the westerly border of the town, now 
known as West Brewster, Satucket, or Winslow's Mills. He purchased a large 
tract of land in what became Rochester, on which several of his childi-en after- 
wards dwelt. Among other purchases he secured a good " water privilege," 
which has been of advantage to his descendants even unto the present time. 
On II March, 1700, he purchased a tract of one thousand acres in Windham 
County, Connecticut. The tract was located in that part of the county which 
became the town of Mansfield. Later the same year he conveyed this tract to 
his son Samuel Winslow, and the latter afterwards sold the same to his 
brother Kenelm Winslow. 

He married, 23 September, 1667, Mercy, daughter of Peter Worden, 

* Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, iv. 600. 



Jtin'',* by his wife Mercy. She was born about 1641, and died at Harwich, 
22 September, 1688, " in the forty-eighth year of her age." Her gravestone 
in the Winslow burying-ground at Dennis, Massachusetts, is said to be the 

oldest stone in that ground. Mr. Winslow married (2) Damaris , who 

survived him, and was living in March, 1729. 

Children of Kenelm Winslow^ : 

i. Kenelm WINSL0W^ baptized 9 August, 1668; died 20 March, 1728-29; residetl 
at Harwich ; was town treasurer five years, selectman three years, and in 
1720 was a member of the Massachusetts Assembly. He married Bethia, 
daughter of Reverend Gershom Hall by his wife Bethia Bangs, and by her 
he had issue. She married, for second husband, Joseph Dawes, of Yarmouth. 

ii. JosiAH WINSLOW^ born 7 November, 1669; died 3 April, 1761 ; resided at Free- 
town, Massachusetts; was prominent in public affairs, serving in many of 
the principal offices of the town. In 1725 he was commissioned captain in 
the militia, having previously served as lieutenant. He married (i) Mar- 
garet Tisdale, who died 12 January, 1737; (2) Mrs. Hannah Winslow, who 
was perhaps widow of his cousin Richard Winslow ; (3) Mrs. Hannah 
Booth; (4) Martha Hathaway; (5) Mary Jones. He had issue. 

iii. Thomas WINSLOW^ baptized 3 March, 1672-73; died 6 April, 1689. 

iv. Samuel WINSLOW^ born circa 1674; was living in 1750; was a deacon of the 
Church at Rochester, Massachusetts, as early as 1710; married (i) Bethia 
Holbrook; (2) Mercy King; (3) Ruth Briggs. 

* Peter Worden, Sen', a native of England, Avas probably born at Clayton, Lancashire, where 
he owned a landed estate. The date of his emigration is unknown, as is the place at which he first 
settled. It is supposed, however, that he located at Lynn, Massachusetts, and removed from that 
town to Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, about the time the latter town was founded. The earhest 
mention of him is under date of 7 January, 1638:9, when he was proposed as freeman. The next 
mention, is of his death, which occurred in the following March. On 9 February, same year, he, 
"being very sick," made his will, the witnesses thereto being Mr. Nicholas Sympkins, the first captain 
of the "castle" in Boston harbor, and Hugh Tillie and Giles Hopkins, both of whom were sons of 
" Mayflower" passengers. The will, proved 5 March, 16389,* furnishes us with all that is known of his 
family, which seems to have consisted of a son, Peter, and grandson, John Lewis. He made Peter, 
whom he styled " only son and heir," his executor, and gave him his " Lands, Leases, Tenements with 
goods movable and unmovable in the Towne of Clayton in the County of Lankaster" [England], and 
all "goods which I have at Present in New England." He signed his name "Warden." His son, 

Peter Worden, Jun"", was born in England, circa 1608, and no doubt accompanied his father to 
New England, becoming a resident of Yarmouth, where he died 11 January, 1680/1. His will, recorded 
at Plymouth,t names wife Mary, son Samuel, and daughters Martha, wife of Joseph Severance; Mary, 
wife of Joseph Burgess ; and Mercy, wife of Kenelm Winslow, of the text. In the inventory filed, his 
estate at Yarmouth was appraised at ^500. The larger part of the estate, including that in " Old Eng- 
land," he devised to his son Samuel, who was a physician, and removed to Rhode Island. His wife, 
Mary Worden, survived him, and made her will 26 March, 1686. It was proved and recorded at Barn- 
stable, 31 May, 1687, t and named the children mentioned in the will of her husband. Among her 
bequests was an " Indian squaw servant," which she gave to her son Samuel. 

* Plymouth Colony Will Book, ii. 34. 

t Ibid., iv. 72. 

% Barnstable County Probate Records, i. 12. 



V. Mercy Winslow^ born circa 1676; married (i) Melatiah White; (2) Thomas 

vi. Nathaniel WINSLOw^ born circa 1679; married Elizabeth Holbrook. 
(3) vii. Edward Winslow^ born 30 January, 1680-81; died 25 June, 1760; married 

Sarah . 

viii. Damaris WINSL0W^ married Jonathan Small, of Harwich, and by him had issue, 
ix. Elizabeth WINSL0W^ married Andrew Clark. 
X. Eleanor Winslow', married Shubael Hamblen, 
xi. John WINSLOW^ born circa 1701 ; died circa 1755; married Bethiah Andrews. 

3. MAJOR EDWARD WINSLOW=^ (Kenelm^, Kenelmi), was born 
at Harwich, Massachusetts, 30 January, 1680-81 ; died at Rochester, Massa- 
chusetts, 25 June, 1760. He resided at Rochester, and was recognized as one 
of the leading citizens of that town. He was a farmer, and was also engaged 
for a time in the manufacture of iron. In 1725, together with Ebenezer Lewis, 
of Barnstable, and Edmund Freeman, of Harwich, he erected iron-works " for 
the making and forging of iron," which works were near his dwelling-house, 
" on the middle branch of the Mattapoisett River." He served in the offices 
of selectman, town clerk, and town treasurer, and in 1 729 he was commissioned 
a justice of the peace, being several times recommissioned, and continued in 
such capacity until his death. He was also active in the military affairs of 
his county, and held for many years a commission as major in one of the 

county regiments. He married, circa 1702, Sarah , whose maiden name 

has not been ascertained. She was named in his will of 2 October, 1758, a copy 
of which here follows: 

" In the name of God Amen, The second day of October Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred & fifty eight I Edward Winslow of Rochester in the county of Plymouth 
Esqi". being of a disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and 
testament and first of all I give my soul to God that gave it and my body to the earth to 
be buried in decent burial at the discretion of my executor herein named and as touching 
such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose of the same in 
the following manner and form. 

" First. I give and bequeath to Sarah my dearly beloved wife the use and improvement 
of my now dwelling house and one half of my homestead lying between the middle branch 
and westerly branch of Mattapoisett River that is to say the one half of all the lands and 
meadows that I there own which lyeth westward and southward of said branch, also the 
one half of the fresh meadow I have lying on the east side Mattapoisett River from the 
most southerly Spring Brook in the ninth Lot of fresh meadow up stream excepting two 
acres at the north end thereof also my half of the Grist Mill standing on the aforesaid 
River and also my two best working cattle and two cows and also my two best beds and 
the furniture belonging to them, and also my great looking glass and silver shoe buckles 
and gold shirt sleeve buttons, and also the one half all the other household goods within 
doors exclusive of the other beds and bedding also I give her the one half of the out door 
utensils for farming and one half of my swine and all my sheep, also I give her my large 
brass andirons all which I give her during her being my widow It being for her comfort 



and I give her my negro woman named Dinah so long as she shall be my widow and in 
case she see cause to marry again I give her the two beds and furniture above mentioned 
and thirteen pounds, six shillings and eight pence worth of the stock above given her to 
be at her dispose forever Also I give her the use of the barn standing on my homestead 
nearest my dwelling house and all the provision and corn in the stores to be at my widows 
dispose, the barn only during her widowhood. 

" Item. I give and bequeath to my son Edward Winslow and the same to be to him 
and his heirs and assigns forever the other half of my homestead lands and buildings upon 
the same and that both upland and meadow being that half which my said son now improves 
Also I give him my fresh meadow that I have lying on the east side of Mattapoisett River 
from the north end of the eighth lot of fresh meadow and so upstream excepting the two 
acres above expressed as excepted up to the said two acres also I give him my said son 
the stream and dam where the Iron Works stood also the land where the Cole house stood, 
and all the land I have on the east side of the middle branch of said River adjoining to 
said Iron works, also all my land lying between Capt. Noah Spragues land and the land 
which did belong to Mr. Ebenezer Lewis land and I give him the land I bought of Peter 
Crapoo and Thomas Tompson in Sniptuet neck so called also all my land of all sorts I 
own in Freetown and Tivertown, also my will is that what lands and buildings that are 
upon the same which I have in this my will given to my wife during her being my widow 
I give the same to my son Edward he not to interrupt her in her peaceable possession and 
improvement of the same during her widowhood, and I also give my said son Edward the 
land and housing I bought of Justus and Silvanus White and Nathaniel White which 
were called the great house and homestead which were Samuel Prince's Esqur. reference 
being had to their deeds for contents and bounds of the same, my will is that all the latids 
and real estate which I give to my said son Edward shall be to him his heirs and assigns for- 
ever also my will is that my said son allow sufficient and handy firewood of from his share of 
land to his mother as also fencing stuffs for her farm also what I bought of said Princes 
Farm at a vendue which was Thomas Turners I give him. 

" Item My will is that beside the land I have already given to my son in law Thomas 
Winslow and his wife Mehitable by deed which I hereby confirm to them I also give them 
one fifth part of my indoor household stuff which I have not already given away in this 
my will. 

" Item. I give to my son in law James Whitcomb and Sarah his wife and to their 
heirs and assigns forever three quarters of my original lot of number sixty-one that I 
have in Greenwich in the county of Hampshire and also do confirm to them what I have 
already given them by deed Also I give them the one fifth part of that half of the indoor 
movables which I have not given away that is to say of household stuff. 

" Item I give to my three grand children viz Seth Lincoln Mehitable Russell and 
Rachel Phips in equal partnership one quarter of my lot of land, in Greenwich aforesaid 
of number sixty-one together with the second division which the after Rights of said 
Quarter not included in James and Sarah Whitcombs deeds and my will is that said 
James Whitcomb upon the amount of which I have given him and wife he discharge my 
estate from all demands of cash or charge on the amount of what he has expended on 
my lands in said Greenwich and elsewhere. 

" Item. I give to my son in law James Foster and Lydia his wife one bible of octavo 
besides what I have given them by deed before which I confirm also I give the one fifth part 
of that half of the indoor moveables which I have not given away that is to say household 
stuff to them also. 

" Item My will is relating to my .son in law Chillingsworth Foster and the five children 
he has by my daughter Mercy that considering what I have already put into his hands in 



full of their portion in the right of their deceased mother, I do now give them to be equally 
divided between them the one fifth part of that half of the indoor utensils to be equally 
divided between them not before given to their grandmother as a surplusage in full. 

" Item I give to my grandson Edward Winslow son of my daughter Mehitable and 
to his heirs and assigns forever that parcel of land I have laid out to me adjoining to the 
land which Samuel Rider Jun"". bought of Isaac Little Esq"", which said land lyeth in 
Rochester aforesaid and also I give him as aforesaid so much more land out of some of 
my grant not yet laid out in said Rochester Proprietee as to make up that piece above- 
said given him thirty acres in the whole he to lay it out as the Grants will allow of and 
my executor to assign what grant and share to be taken out of. 

" Item I give to my grandson Edward my son Edwards son and the same to be to 
him his heirs and assigns forever all my land that I have lying by my Grist Mill in said 
Rochester on the northerly side of the old Roade Island path or road so called and 
adjoining thereunto which I bought of Kenelm Winslow of Harwich and also my fresh 
meadow and swampy ground adjoining to said land which was part of the Eight Lot of 
fresh meadow. 

" Item I give to my grandson Edward Whitcomb son of my daughter Sarah Whitcomb 
four Spanish Milld dollars Also I give to my grandson Edward the son of my daughter 
Lydia Foster four Spanish milld dollars. 

" Item I give to my grandson Edward Hamond son of my daughter Thankfull deceased 
his heirs and assigns forever that piece of land I have in Rochester aforesaid which lyeth 
by the homestead which was the late William Bassets deceased lying on the southward 
of the roade or pathway. 

" Item. I give to my four grandchildren the children of my daughter Thankfull de- 
ceased viz Edward, Parnel, Thankfull and Zerviah Hammond and the same to be to them 
and their heirs and assigns forever that forty acres of land in Rochester aforesaid which 
I bought of my said son in law Josephus Hammond which was once part of Job Lorings 
homestead and the same to be equally divided between immediately after their said fathers 
death he to improve it his lifetime, also I give to my said four grandchildren of the said 
daughter Thankfull one fifth part of that half of the indoor household stuff to be equally 
divided betwen them said Edward Parnell Thankfull and Zerviah which was not given to 
my wife. 

" Item To my son in law Josephus Hammond I give that two acres of fresh meadow 
and meadowish ground reserved out of the parcel given to improve to my wife at the 
north end thereof on the east side of said Mattapoisett River to be bounded out by my 
executor at said Hammonds cost. 

" And I also give to my son Edward Winslow and the same to be to him his heirs and 
asigns forever my three quarters of a saw mill by Deacon Elisha Fremans homestead 
with the land I own there and my right in the stream and dams, also I give hiuT my 
wearing apparel my cane my share in the Grist Mill on Mattapoisett River my silver 
shoe buckles and gold shirt sleeve buttons given to my wife during her life, after her death 
Furthermore whatever other estate both real or personal which I have or shall die owner 
of not mentioned in this my will I give the same to my said son Edward and to his heirs 
and assigns forever whatsoever or wheresoever the same is or may be found. 

" Finally I do hereby appoint and empower my said son Edward Winslow sole executor 
of this my last will and testament and order him to pay all my just debts and all my 
legacys in my will given and to enable him thereunto I give him all my moneys due or 
shall hereafter become due to me any manner or ways whatsoever and I do also hereby 
make void all and any former will or wills heretofore made by me and ratify this and only 
this to be my last will and testament 

1 08 


" In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above 


" Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Edward Winslow as 

his last will and testament, in presence of 

" Samuel Wing 
Thomas Whitredg 
Nathan Nye 
Ezra Clark 
William Sears 
Timothy Ruggles"* 

Children of Major Edward^ and Sarah ( ) Winslow; all born at 

Rochester : 
i. Edward Winslow*, born 6 November, 1703; died 7 May, 1780, at Rochester; 
inherited the homestead, and was captain in the militia. He married (i) Han- 
nah Winslow; (2) Rachel Winslow; (3) Mrs. Hannah Winslow. 

ii. Mehittable Winslow', born 6 May, 1705; married her cousin Colonel Thomas 
Winslow, of Harwich, who was an officer in the Massachusetts militia, and 
for many years one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Barnstable 
County. They had issue. 

iii. Sarah Winslow*, born circa 1707; married (i) Thomas Lincoln; (2) James 

iv. Lydia Winslow*, born 8 September, 1709; died 7 January, 1770; married Deacon 
James Foster. 

V. Mercy Winslow*, born 11 September, 1712; married Chillingsworth Foster, Junr. 

vi. Thankful Winslow*, born 2 April, 1715; died before 17531 married, 10 April, 
1735, Josephus Hammond. (See Hammond Family, No. 3.) f 

* Plymouth County Probate Files. 

t For further account of family, see also Winslow Memorial. Family Record of Wlnslows and 
their Descendants in America, with the English Ancestry so far as known. By David Parsons Holton, 
A.M., M.D., and his wife, Mrs. Frances K. Holton. New York, 1877-1888. 2 vols. 


Walter Reeve' = . John Shinn = 

I I 

John Reeve^ == Ann Bradgate. James Shinn = Abigail Lippincott, 

Henry Reeves' = Abigail Shinn. 

Henry Reeves* == Rachel Jess. 

Samuel Rogers = Abigail Reeves*. 

Clayton Brown Rogers* == Eliza Coffin. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers'. 


ALTER REEVE\ a colonist of West Jersey, came to that 
Province some time prior to 1682, and settled in Burlington 
County, where he purchased a plantation, located on the Ran- 
cocas Creek, upon which he established his homestead, which 
he occupied until his death, in 1698. He was probably from 
England, although it is possible that he came to Burlington 
County from Southold, Long Island, and was of the family of 
his surname settled there about 1650. John Reeve, of South- 
old, who was probably in the same generation with Walter 
Reeve, made his will in 1712, in which he named sons John, 
Elisha, Walter, Samuel, and Jonathan, all of which Christian 
names are found among the sons of Walter Reeve of Burlington County. The 
latter was a farmer and appears to have been engaged, to some extent, in trade 
with foreign parts. Among the archives in the office of the Secretary of State 
of New Jersey is the record of a bill of lading issued to Walter Reeve, 3 April, 
1691, for an invoice of " cheese, flour and beef," shipped by him to John Brett, 
a merchant in the island of Barbadoes. Mr. Reeve prospered in his worldly 
estate, and at his death possessed two plantations, one of which contained one 
hundred and sixty acres, and the other two hundred acres. He was twice 
married, and had issue by both wives. The name of the first wife is unknown. 
On II November, 1682, he married (2) Anne Howell, who survived 
8 113 


him nearly forty years. His will, dated i6 May, and proved i8 June, 
1698, names wife Anne, sons John, William, and Joseph, and daugh- 
ter Susanna. The will of his widow, made 23 September, 1732, and proved 
31 July, 1733, names sons Walter, Joseph, Elisha, Caleb, and Samuel. John 
was a son of the first wife, and it is possible that William, Joseph, and 
Susanna were by her. The others were, no doubt, by the second marriage. 

Children of Walter Reeve^ : 

(2) i. John REEVE^ probably born in England; died circa 1748; married Ann Bradgate. 
ii. Susanna ReeveI 

iii. William Reeve". He married and had issue, of which the following are known: 
I. Samuel Reeves', named in the will of his uncle, Samuel Reeves, 2 Decem- 
ber, 1737. 2. Elizabeth Reeves', married, license, 12 January, 1736, Isaac 
Atkinson. 3. William Reeves', died 24 July, 1763, aged forty-seven years; 
married Sarah , who survived him. 4. Joseph Reeves', died 3 Sep- 
tember, 1767, aged forty-seven years; married Jane , who survived 


iv. Joseph Reeve^ He was living at the date of his mother's will. 

(3) V. Walter Reeve", born circa 1684; died 21 March, 1754, married Ann . 

vi. Jonathan REEVE^ made his will 18 March, 1725-26, in which he names wife Mary, 

brother Walter, " cousins" Esther and Solomon Curtis, and Matthew Heulings, 

" son of my wife." His wife had been a widow Heulings. On 23 February, 

1727, she conveyed land to the son named. 

vii. Elisha Reeve^ Letters of administration on his estate were granted unto David 

Watson, 13 December, 1750. 
viii. Caleb Reeve'. He probably died before 8 May, 1753, unmarried and without issue, 
as his brother Walter, in his will of that date, disposed of two hundred acres 
of land in Mannington, Salem County, which his " brother Caleb had purchased 
of George Webb." 

*• Joseph Reeves^, in his will of 28 August, 1767, proved 26 September, following, named the 
children here given excepting the daughter Jane, whose tombstone in St. Andrew's graveyard, Mount 
Holly, states her parentage : i. John Reeves*, born i August, 1744; died 26 February, 1800; married 
Mrs. Sarah ( Reeves) Patterson, his cousin, born 4 March, 1737 ; died 6 April, 1807. 2. Henry Reeves*, 
born 27 June, 1749 ; died 23 November, 1840; married, 8 February, 1772, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin 
and Dorothy Furness, born 15 May, 1753 ; died 17 November, 1824. 3. Joseph Reeves*, born 1753 ; 
died 26 October, 1801 ; married, license, 8 August, 1782, Elizabeth Toy, born 1757; died 17 May, 
1830. 4. Abraham Reeves*, born 1763 ; died 23 December, 1838 ; married, license, 20 September, 1787, 
Christina Shykels. 5. Meribah Reeves*, married, license, 20 September, 1783, Edward Linthicum. 
6. Jane Reeves*, born 1764 ; died 14 June, 1783 ; married, 18 July, 1782, James Coppuck. 

Henry Reeves*, above (Joseph^, William''*, Walter*), had twelve children, of whom Benjamin 
Furness Reeves^, born at or near Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, 7 July, 1793 ; died 6 March, 1862 ; buried 
at Port Elizabeth ; married Rachel, daughter of James and Abigail (Weaver) Godfrey, born 6 July, 
1797 ; died 23 July, 1870 ; and became the father of Henry Reeves^ born 5 April, 1825 ; married (i), 13 
November, 1852, Sarah Jane, daughter of Permenas C. Lee. Samuel V. Reeves', a son of this latter 
marriage, born i May, 1854, and now residing at Haddonfield, New Jersey, has for more than twenty 
years been engaged in gathering data for a Reeves genealogy, and his untiring, generous effort has 
preserved a much larger list of the descendants of Walter Reeves than is given in this chapter on 
the Reeves Family. 



ix. Samuel Reeve', died circa 1737; married (license granted 2 January, 1735) Mary 
Hill. His will, dated 2 December, 1737, names wife Mary, and Samuel, " son 
of my brother William." 

2. JOHN REEVES^ (Walter^), who was no doubt the eldest son of 
Walter Reeve, was probably born in England, although it is possible that he 
was born at Southold, Long Island. He resided in Burlington County, New 
Jersey, where, in 1704, he was granted the right to keep the ferry between the 
town of Burlington and the city of Philadelphia. Ferry privileges in colonial 
times were established by the public authorities, and were among the most 
valuable franchises granted. The grant in this case was made by Governor 
Cornbury, and reads : 

" Edward Viscount Cornbury, Captain-General and Governor-in Chief in and over her 
Majesties provinces of New Jersey New York, and all the territories and tracts of land 
depending thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same. 

"To Jeremiah Bass, Esq., Secretary of New Jersey, Greeting: 

" You are hereby required that you forthwith prepare a bill to pass under the Great 
Scale of this province, containing a grant or license to John Reeve, to keep the ferry betwixt 
the town of Burlington and City of Philadelphia upon the river Delaware, and you are to 
insert therein the prices allowed him to take for ferriage of either goods, passengers, or any 
other carriage, viz. : for each passenger in company from the feast of our lady to the feast 
of St. Michaell the arch angle, for the sum — half year — one shilling, if single, to hire the boat, 
six shillings from the feast of St. Michaell the arch angle to the feast of our lady in the 
winter, half year, single, seven and eight pence ; in company fifteen pence for every tun of 
flower ; ten shillings and six pence for every tun of bread ; ten shillings for every hogshead 
of rum ; three shillings and the same for molasses and sugar ; for every pipe of wine five 
shillings ; for all barrels one shilling per piece ; for lead and iron six pence per hundred ; 
for the beef ten pence per quarter ; for every hogg ten pence ; for every bushel of meale and 
salt three pence ; sheep and calves at the same rate with the hogs dead. And you are to 
take security for the due performance of the same. 

"Given under my hand and scale this nth day of December, Anno Reg Anno nunc 
anglia, etc, Annoq Dei, 1704. 

" Cornbury." 

Ferries at that period consisted of open boats with sails, and gave but 
slight comfort to patrons, and while the scant records of the time furnish no 
facts relating to the conduct of the ferry in question, it is, nevertheless, con- 
jectured that John Reeves kept within the terms of the monopoly granted, and 
was never complained against for exorbitant charges. 

He owned a landed estate in Burlington County, and it is believed that 
he died there in 1748, although he may have died at the home of one of his 
sons in Gloucester County, as the inventory of his estate appears to have been 
filed there. However, in this inventory, dated 8 November, 1748, he is 
styled " late of Burlington County." The estate was appraised at over £1300, 



— a large estate for his time. In a deed executed by his son, Thomas Reeves, 
of Deptford Township, Gloucester County, the father is called " son and heir 
at law of Walter Reeve." * 

John Reeves was one of the guests at the wedding of George Deacon and 
Martha Charles, which took place 22 February, 1693/4, and a copy of his 

autograph was obtained from their marriage 
certificate of that date. He married, in Bur- 
lington County, at the house of Thomas 
Revell, Esqr, the noted surveyor, 22 July, 1695, Ann Bradgate. The wit- 
nesses to the marriage were Anthony Elton, Elizabeth Elton, Robert Pow^ell, 
Hannah Powell, John Powell, and Elizabeth Powell. He may have had other 
issue than the sons given below\ and it is possible that the facts ascribed to 
the son Abraham should be credited to his grandson Abraham, the son of 
Henry Reeves. 

Children of John- and Ann (Bradgate) Reeves: 
(4) i. Thomas Reeves^ died in 1782; married Sarah 

^JM^ ^0^ 

(5) ii. Henry Reeves^ died in 1745; married Abigail Shinn. 

iii. Abraham REEVES^ married Susan Bryant. Issue: i. Henry Reeves*, born near 
Mount Holly, circa 1760; died at Victor, Ontario County, New York, in 1811; 
married, 10 September, 1782, Elizabeth Powell. 2. James Reeves*, removed to 
Ohio. 3. William Reeves*, probably died unmarried, circa 1798. 4. Hannah 
Reeves*, married Asa Gaskill. 5. Charlotte Reeves*. 6. Exercise Reeves*. 

3. WALTER REEVE2 (Walter^), the eldest son of Walter Reeve by 
his second wife, Anne Howell, was born in Burlington County, circa 1684, and 
died on his estate in Northampton Township, that county, 21 March, 1754, 
" aged 69 years." He possessed large landed interests, some of which he ac- 
cjuired by inheritance, and some by purchase. At his decease he was the owner 
of several plantations. He, his wife, and several of his children, are buried 
in the graveyard of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at Mount Holly, so it is 
inferred that he was an Episcopalian, His last will and testament, dated 8 May, 
1753, proved 23 May, 1754, names sons Samuel, Micajah, Jonathan, and Bar- 
zillai ; daughters Elizabeth, Ruth, Rebecca, Ann, and Sarah, and *' my son Wal- 
ter's three sons." His wife Ann, whose maiden name has not been ascertained, 
died II December, 1744, "aged 49 years," as is learned from her gravestone. 

Children of Walter^ and Ann Reeve: 

i. Walter REEVE^ died 20 April, 1746, " aged 27 years 5 months." He married and 
had issue, but the name of his wife is not known. That he had three sons 
living at the date of his father's will is apparent from that instrument. One 

* New Jersey Deeds, Liber X, 176. 



of these was the Walter Reeve who married Tabitha Garwood, under license 
dated 9 February, 1765, and died in 1768. Another son probably was the 
John Reeve called " cousin" in the will of Rebecca Reeve, mentioned below, 
ii. Samuel REEVE^ an executor of his father's will, and probably the Samuel who 

obtained a license to marry Hannah Heustis, of Evesham, 12 January, 1747. 
iii. MiCAjAH Reeve^, died in 1777; married Hannah Lee. 

iv. Jonathan Reeve^ styled " Jr." in deeds ; died circa 1763, probably unmarried, and 
without issue. His will of 9 May, 1758, proved 29 January, 1763, gives a legacy 
to Jonathan Patterson, Jun'', " son of Thomas Patterson," and the remainder 
of his estate unto his brother Barzillai and the latter's three children, Johti, 
Elizabeth, and Samuel, 
v. Barzillai Reeve^, married and had issue ; is named in the will of his brother 
Jonathan, 9 May, 1758, at which time he had the three children above named. 
His son, Samuel Reeve, was living at Mount Holly, in 1803, and he may be 
the Samuel who died there, 18 October, 1820, aged sixty-four years, 
vi. Elizabeth Reeve^, died 21 April, 1760, aged " about 32 years." 
vii. Ruth Reeve'. 
f viii. Rebecca Reeve^ died in 1760; her will, dated i February, and proved 24 March, 
1760, names sister Sarah Pattison ; Jonathan, son of Marmaduke Fort ; 
" cousin" John Reeve, son of Walter Reeve, to whom she gave her Bible ; 
" cousin" Ann, daughter of Micajah Reeve, to whom she bequeathed her 
prayer book, 
ix. Ann Reeve'. 
X. Sarah REEVE^ born 4 March, 1737; died 6 April, 1807; married (i) 

Pattison, or Patterson; (2) John Reeves, born i August, 1744; died 26 Feb- 
ruary, 1800. 

4. THOMAS REEVES'^ (John^, Walter^), the eldest son and heir at 
law of John Reeves, was born in Burlington County, circa 1700, and died in 
D e p t f o r d Township, 
Gloucester County, 2 De- 
cember, 1780, "aged 80 
years," as is learned from 
his gravestone, which is the 
oldest in the ancient Reeves 
burying-ground. He was a 
well-to-do farmer, and a 
large landed proprietor. In 
1734 he conveyed two large 
tracts of land in Burling- 
ton County to Thomas 
Wetherell, at which time 
he was residing in Welling 
borough, in that county, but removed therefrom to Gloucester County about 
the same time. In a deed dated 7 February, 1765, by which he conveyed a 



parcel of land to his cousin, Micajah Reeve, he is styled '' son and heir at law" 
of John Reeves, and in the same instrument the latter is styled " son and heir at 
law" of Walter Reeve.* The Pennsylvania Gazette, in its issue of 3 March, 
1757, contains this notice: 

" Philadelphia, February 26, 1757. 
" To be sold by private sale, at any time between this and the first of April next, a 
plantation, situated in Deptford Township, Gloucester County, about eleven miles from 
Philadelphia, and seven from Gloucester, and within half a mile from Mantua Creek, con- 
taining 200 acres, 30 of which is cleared, the rest well timbered, about five acres of meadow, 
with a good house, barn, stable, and other out houses, and a young orchard. Any person 
inclining to purchase, may apply to the subscriber, living near the premises. 

" Thomas Reeves." 

Thomas Reeves is the ancestor of most of the name Reeves who have 
lived in Gloucester County. A fac-simile of the autograph to his will is here 
inserted, from which it will be noted that he wrote his name with a single 

" e," as did his father. The will, dated 
6 July, 1779, and proved i June, 1782, 
^^Z*^^ names sons Biddle, Arthur, Thomas, and 
Joseph, and daughter Ann Wood. To 
the latter he bequeathed three hundred pounds " in gold or silver." He 
also named "grandson" Peter Rambo; "grandson" John Reeves, and a 
" granddaughter," but did not name the latter, or give the name of the parents 
of either of these grandchildren. He devised to each of his sons a plantation. 

He married Sarah , who probably survived him, as she is mentioned in 

his will. Her maiden name has not been ascertained, although it is believed 
that she was a Miss Biddle, of Burlington County, and hence the Christian 
name of his eldest child. 

Children of Thomas Reeves^ ; all doubtless born in Gloucester County : 

(7) i. Biddle Reeves*, died in 1789; married Ann Clement. 

(8) ii. Arthur Reeves*, died in 1786; married Mary Cox. 

(9) iii. Thomas Reeves*, born 2 February, 1728; died 25 July, 1802; married Keziah 

iv. Ann Reeves*, married John Wood, of Gloucester, license dated 28 October, 1765. 
V. Rachel Reeves*, presumably the one of that name who married, at " Old Swedes," 

Philadelphia, 30 November, 1757, Benjamin Rambo. 

(10) vi. Joseph Reeves*, born 20 June, 1743; died in January, 1825; married (i) Elizabeth 

Morgan; (2) Sarah Gill. 

* New Jersey Deeds at Trenton, Liber X, folio 176 et seq. 



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5. HENRY REEVES^ (John^, Walter^), the second son of John 
Reeves, was born in BtirHngton County, from which county he removed, after 
his marriage, to Gloucester County, where he died, late in 1745 or early in 
1746. In 1742 he purchased two hundred 
acres of land from George Ward. His wil 
dated 24 October, 1745, and proved 20 
January following, named wife Abigail, and the six children given below, all 
of whom were then under age. His wife and his brother Thomas were made 
executors. His estate was appraised at £246 \}^s. A^d. He married, license 
granted 26 February, 1728, Abigail, daughter of James Shinn * by his wife 
Abigail Lippincott. (See Lippincott Family, No. 4.) 

Children of Henry^ and Abigail (Shinn) Reeves : 

i. Hope Reeves*, married, license dated 2 November, 1748, Joseph Haines, of Bur- 
ii. James Reeves*. 
iii. Ann Reeves*. 

iv. Abraham Reeves*. One of this name was licensed, 24 February, 1769, to marry 
Mary Ward. 
(11) v. Henry Reeves*, born 21 December, 1742; died 2 April, 1809; married Rachel Jess, 
vi. Mary Reeves*. 

6. MICAJAH REEVE-"^ (Walter^, Walter^), was born in Northampton 
Township, Burlington County, and died there, circa 1777. He was a farmer, 
and the owner of real estate of considerable proportions. He married Hannah 
Lee, the license thereto issuing 2 March, 1754. She predeceased her husband, 
and was buried at Mount Holly, 2 March, 1772. His will bears date 18 Jan- 
uary, 1773, and was proved 29 April, 1777, in which are named the children 
given below. 

Children of Micajah^ and Hannah (Lee) Reeve: 

i. Nehemiah Reeve*, who died intestate in 1799, leaving a widow Ruth, and issue. 
ii. Abraham Reeve*. 
iii. Caleb Reeve*, who conveyed land by deed dated 9 May, 1782, at which time he 

was of Northampton Township, 
iv. Thomas Reeve*. ^ , 

V. Ann Reeve*. c^^^/yCC ^i^^ 

vi. Rebecca Reeve*. ^^ 

vii. Vashti Reeve*. 

* The family and ancestry of James Shinn are given in the " The History of the Shinn Family," by 
Josiah Shinn, A. M. (Chicago, 1903.) 



7. BIDDLE REEVES^ (Thomas^, Johir, Walter^), was born in Bur- 
lington or Gloucester County, New Jersey ; died in Deptford Township, in the 
latter county, in 1789. He resided in Deptford, was a farmer and distiller, and 
possessed a large plantation and other landed holdings, with personal estate 
appraised, at his death, at £690 3.?. His home plantation was on the west 

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side of the road leading from Woodbury to Mantua, and about one and one- 
half miles from the former place. By his will, which was proved 2 March, 
1789, he devised to his son Biddle a parcel of land " on the plantation 
whereon I now dwell and long since enclosed and used for a graveyard for 
our Family in trust nevertheless and for the use of all the Blood relations of 

my late Father Thomas Reeves, deceased, and 
/^/\JlS their heirs forever for the sole purpose of 

burying their dead." This graveyard, prob- 
ably established by his father, is still maintained as a burying-ground for hiS; 
descendants. It is located within a few hundred feet of the mansion house on 
the plantation named, and covers over half an acre of land, surrounded by an 
excellent stone wall, with iron gateways. It contains numerous grave-stones, 
with inscriptions, and over one hundred graves clearly marked by mounds. 
Many mounds have no doubt disappeared in the lapse of years. 



Mr. Reeves wrote his name with one " e," while his wife, Ann, wrote 
her name with two. Fac-similes of their antographs are herewith inserted. 
He married twice, but the name of his first wife is . 

not known. The second marriage was to Ann rnTott /j\ g£tjfK 
Clement, under license issuing 12 November, 1759. ^ 

She survived her husband, and was the executrix of his will. The dates of her 
birth and death have not been ascertained. 

Child of Biddle Reeves^ by his first wife : 

i. JosiAH Reeves", born 11 November, 1756; died in April, 1808, and in his will, 
dated 6 April, and proved 25 same month, he names wife Esther, and sons 
Biddle and Edward, who were then minors. Biddle is believed to be identical 
with the Mr. Biddle Reeves whose death by accidental drowning in the 
Delaware River, May, 1824, was announced in the press of Philadelphia, of 
20 May, that year. When drowned he was in an open boat, returning home 
from Philadelphia, the boat being run down by a sloop. 

Children of Biddle^ and Ann (Clement) Reeves: 

ii. Mary Reeves^ born 12 September, 1760; married 13 January, 1787, John Groff. 

(12) iii. Thomas Reeves^ born 25 April, 1762; died 18 September, 1819; married (i) 

Mary Wood; (2) Abigail Thompson; (3) Sarah Haines, 
iv. Ann Reeves^ born 26 February, 1764; died 25 July, 1849; married Archibald 
Mofifett, and had issue. 

(13) V. Biddle Reeves^ born 4 October, 1766; died 2 June, 1828; married (i) Elizabeth 

Haines; (2) Elizabeth Ellis, 
vi. Elizabeth Reeves", born 10 June, 1768; died in infancy. 

vii. Joseph Reeves^ born 16 March, 1771 ; died in 1825 ; married, 2 July, 1797, Sarah, 
daughter of John and Keziah (Tredway) Groff. 

(14) viii. Clement Reeves', born 19 March, 1772; died 5 July, 1819; married Sarah Wood. 

ix. John Reeves", born 22 March, 1775; died unmarried. 
X. Desire Reeves°, born 9 March, 1777. 

xi. Sarah Reeves", born i August, 1779 ; died 22, March, 1875 ; married John Smith, 
xii. Elizabeth Reeves"', born 12 May, 1783; died 18 January, 1837; married John 

8. ARTHUR REEVES'* (Thomas^ John^, Walter^), resided in Dept- 
ford Township, where he farmed a plantation of two hundred and twenty 
acres, devised to him by his father. He died in April, 1786, possessed of con- 
siderable wealth. His will bears date 8 April, that year, was proved 2 May 
following, and names four sons, and mentions " daughters," but does not name 
them. He married, 7 May, 1758, Mary Cox, the marriage being recorded at 
" Old Swedes" Church, Philadelphia. She no doubt survived her husband, as 

she is mentioned in his will. 



Children of Arthur^ and Mary (Cox) Reeves: 

i. Arthur Reeves^ died in 1821, unmarried. 
(15) ii. Mark REEVES^ married Ann Ewan. 

iii. Aaron Reeves^ married Mary Ann Bond, and had issue: i. Sarah Reeves*. 2. 

Mary Reeves". 3. Aaron Reeves". 4. Arthur Reeves". 
iv. William Reeves^ by wife Elizabeth, had issue: i. William Reeves". 2. Esther 

REEVES^ 3. Rachel Reeves". 
V. Beulah Reeves', married Edward D. Clayton, 
vi. Mary REEVES^ born 17 November, 1764; died 17 December, 1840; married, 16 

February, 1785, Joseph Cook, 
vii. Rachel Reeves^, died unmarried, 
viii. Sarah REEVES^ married James Stevens. 

ix. Edith Reeves^ married Groff, and had issue. 

X. James Reeves', who was a farmer, and resided in Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
County, where he died, in February, 1849. He married (license dated 26 May, 
1785) Margaret Solomon, by whom he had (at least) the following issue: 
I. John Reeves", who died in 1868, unmarried and without issue. 2. Martha 
Reeves", married, 2"] December, 1810, John Porch. 3. Mary Reeves", married, 
in May, 1813, John Tempest. 4. Eliza Reeves", married Levi Phipps. 5. 
Edith Reeves", married Loudenslager. 

9. THOMAS REEVES, JunR^ (Thomas•^ John^, Walter^), was born 
2 February, 1728, and died 25 July, 1802, his death being caused by a stroke of 
of lightning. He resided on his plantation in Deptford Township, Gloucester 
County, and became a prosperous farmer. His real estate holdings at the time 
of his death were large, and he died possessed of a valuable personal estate. 
The division of his real estate was made by the Orphans' Court of Gloucester 
County, at June Term, 1804, when the property was divided among his " then 
living" five children, Benjamin Reeves, Rebecca Ridgway, Sybilla Reeves, 
John Reeves, and David Reeves. 

He married, license dated 18 November, 1777, Keziah, daughter of 
John Brown by his wife Sarah Cooper. She survived her husband, and died 
before 22 December, 1806, on which day administration on her estate was 
granted unto her eldest son, Benjamin Reeves. 

Children of Thomas Reeves, Jun^*, by his wife Keziah Brown : 

(16) i. Benjamin Reeves', died i April, 1844; married Abigail Toy. 
ii. Rebecca Reeves', married John Ridgway. 
iii. Sybil Reeves', married Isaac Reeves. (See No. 18.) 

iv. John Reeves', died in 1826, leaving wife Hannah and son Samuel to survive 
-4_ (17) V. David Reeves', born 14 February, 1793; died 17 March, 1871 ; married (i) Clara 
Mary James; (2) Mrs. Hettie Miller; (3) Mrs. Sarah Pearson. 



lo. JOSEPH REEVES^ (Thomas', John^, Walter^), was born 20 
June, 1743, probably in Gloucester County, and died at Woodbury, in that 
county, in January, 1825. He was a farmer, and resided for many years 
at Red Bank, same county, where he owned a farm and valuable fishing 
rights, which he obtained under the will of his father. In 1 779 he was chosen 
collector of Deptford Township, but declined the office. He was a Friend, 
and a member of the Woodbury Meeting. He married (i), 31 March, 1774, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Morgan, born in March, 1752; (2) 
Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah Gill, born 28 May, 1751, died in Sep- 
tember, 1797. 

Children of Joseph Reeves"* : 

i. Hannah Reeves', born 4 April, 1775 ; married Zachariah Test, 
ii. Sarah Reeves", born 25 July, 1777 ; died 3 August, 1817. 
iii. Joseph Reeves^ born 9 January, 1780; died 30 August, 1798. 
(18) iv. Isaac Reeves", born i September, 1782; died 28 April, 1861 ; married Sybil Reeves, 
v. John Reeves", born 30 March, 1785; died in September, 1787. 

vi. Mary Reeves", born 20 October, 1787; married Michael C. Fisher, Esqr, born 
30 September, 1772; died 15 August, 1862. He was for many years a justice 
of the peace and one of the lay judges of Gloucester County, and in 1821 
and 1822, of the Legislative Council of New Jersey. They had issue, 
vii. Samuel M. Reeves", born 23 October, 1790; died 26 October, 1886; married 
Hannah, daughter of Samuel Hopkins, born 15 January, 1797; died 25 June, 
1874. They had issue. 
viii. Benjamin Reeves", born 10 July, 1795 ; died 21 October, 1819. 

II. HENRY REEVES^ (Henry^, Jolin^, Walter^), was born 21 De- 
cember, 1742; died 2 April, 1809. He was a farmer, and resided in North- 
ampton Township, Burlington County. 
He was a Friend, and a member of 
Mount Holly Meeting. He married, y 

license dated 2 March, 1765, Rachel c/^ 

Jess, born i May, 1746; died 4 December, 1810; daughter of David Jess by 
his wife Ruth Silver. (See Jess Family, No. 2.) 

Children of Henry^ and Rachel (Jess) Reeves; all born in Northampton T 
Township : 

i. Isaiah Reeves", born 27 January, 1766; died 16 March, 1851 ; married, 6 Decem- 
ber, 1795, Tabitha Maulsbury. Issue : x. Benjamin Reeves^ 2. Abigail 
Reeves". 3. Allen Reeves". 4. Rebecca Reeves". 5. Clayton Reeves", born 6 
October, 1804 ; died 23 February, 1858. 6. Barzillai C. Reeves". 7. Zacha- 
riah Reeves". 8. Edward N. Reeves". 9. William W. Reeves". 



(19) ii. Joel Reeves^ born 14 October, 1767; died 12 September, 1840; married Hannah 

iii. Abigail Reeves^ born 2 March, 1770; buried 24 February, 1849; married Samuel 

Rogers. (See Rogers Family, No. 15.) 
iv. Eli Reeves^ born 9 March, 1773; died 5 June, 1818; married, 10 June, 1798, 

Amy Carty. No issue. 
V. Sarepta Reeves^ born 17 January, 1774; buried 17 January, 1849; married, 13 

May, 1801, as second wife, Samuel Wills, and had issue, Jemima Wills, born 

13 March, 1802; died 5 August, 1859; married Samuel Bullock. Mr. Wills 

died 7 January, 1849. 
vi. Mary Reeves^ born 29 February, 1776; died 1857; married, 12 November, 

1800, Isaac Carr, by whom she had issue. 

(20) vii. Abraham Reeves", born 29 July, 1778; died 3 February, 1836: married (i) Hope 

Stratton; (2) Mary Matlack. 
viii. Rachel Reeves^, born 8 June, 1781 ; died 8 May, 1782. 
ix. Henry REEVES^ born 7 March, 1783; died 19 December, 183 1 ; married, 20 Sep- 
tember, 1804, Mary Rakestraw. He received a certificate from Chesterfield 
Monthly Meeting of Friends in Burlington County to Radnor Monthly Meet- 
ing in Pennsylvania, 5, 8 month, 1817, for himself, wife Mary and minor 
children, Esther Reeves, Abraham Reeves, George W. Reeves, and Mary 
X. David Reeves^ born 2 August, 1786; died 11 December, 1840; married, 23 
December, 1807, Grace Renaer, and with her, by deed of 9 May, 1814, con- 
veyed land unto his sister, Sarepta Wills, who was then a widow. 

(21) xi. Zachariah REEVES^ born 2 January, 1789; died 27 January, 1854; married 

Sarah T. Coles, 
xii. Ann REEVES^ born 19 February, 1791, died i October, 1870. 
xiii. Rachel Reeves', born 23 August, 1793; died 9 March, 1830. 

12. THOMAS REEVES"* (Biddle^ Thomas^ John^. Walter^), was 
born in Gloucester County, 25 April, 1762; died there, 18 September, 1819. 
He was a farmer, and resided on his plantation in Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County. He possessed a large estate, his landed holdings in- 
cluding two plantations. He bequeathed his slaves to his son Joseph, and 
stipulated that they should be emancipated " when thirty years of age." He 
married three times : (i) Mary Wood ; (2) Abigail Thompson ; (3) Sarah 
Haines. His second wife died after 8 August, 1803, on which day she 
joined in a deed with her husband. It is difficult to determine the mother 
of his children, except that none of them were by the third wife. 

Children of Thomas Reeves-"* : 

i. Thomas Reeves*, was a wholesale grocer merchant in Philadelphia, where he died, 
6 April, 1840, aged fifty-six years. He married 11 February, 1809, Hannah Sit- 
greaves. Issue : i. Mary Reeves', born 6 April, 1810 ; married General A. 
W. Reynolds. 2. Hannah Reeves', married W. P. Craig. 3. Cordelia 
Reeves', born 16 June, 1821 ; married Benjamin Ash. 4. Josephine Reeves', 



born 20 May, 1823; married Edward L. Wood. 5. Thomas A. Reeves', born 
4 March, 1825; married (i) Angelina Bird; (2) Caroline Baker Bird. 6. 
Matilda REEVES^ born 16 February, 1829; married James H. Sewell, Esq'". 
7. Louis Reeves', married Hannah Wood. 
ii. Joseph Reeves^ born 10 January, 1799; died 18 October, 1824; married, 11 January, 
1821, Mary, daughter of Matthew Gill, Esqi", born 21 April, 1798; died 6 
April, 1883, having married as second husband, John Jessup. Issue: i. 
Abigail Thompson Reeves', born 2 November, 1821 ; died i September, 1842. 
2. Thomas Reeves', born 17 February, 1823; died 6 January, 1857; graduated 
in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and practised his profession 
in Gloucester and Salem Counties. He married Isabella McPhail, and by her 
had one child, Abigail Thompson Reeves^ 3. Joseph L. Reeves', born 25 
November, 1824; died 27 December, 1897; served in several county offices; 
was a member of the State Senate in 1864-66, and for some years preceding his 
death was president of the Farmers' and Mechanics' National Bank of Wood- 
bury, New Jersey. He married, 14 February, 1854, Rebecca Blackwood Jessup, 
born 8 November, 1833 ; died 5 December, 1896, and by her had issue : 
Josephine^ who married Joseph Wayne Merritt ; Thomas W.*, who married 
Elizabeth M. Adams ; Abigail^ who married Reverend W. Herbert Burk, and 
Harry B.*, who is a clerk in the Western National Bank of Philadelphia. 

iii. Charles Reeves", born 27 November, 1800, and doubtless by the second wife; died 
at Camden, New Jersey, 30 May, 1865 ; married, 12 December, 1822, Beulah Ann, 
daughter of Joseph Vanneman and Elizabeth (Tiers) Clark; born 27 April, 
1803 ; died 26 December, 1880. He was a member of the New Jersey Legis- 
lature in 1830, 1831, 1839, and 1840, and later, a member of the State Senate. 
In 1846 he was elected a justice of the peace for Gloucester County, and the 
next year, was appointed associate judge of the Gloucester County courts. 
Issue: I. Joseph Clark Reeves', born i August, 1824; died 29 November, 
1824. 2. Elizabeth Clark Reeves', born 27 November, 1827; died 28 April, 
1885. 3. Abbie Augusta Reeves', born 14 May, 1830; died 14 October, 1903. 
4. Charles Carroll Reeves', born 5 April, 1832 ; died 8 June, 1903 ; married, 
9 June, 1864, Elizabeth S. Rex. 5. Frances Stratton Reeves', born 6 Sep- 
tember, 1834; married 6 August, 1861, Dr. John R. Stevenson, of Haddonfield, 
New Jersey, by whom she has issue. 6. Samuel Southard Reeves', born 15 
March, 1836; died 4 June, 1880; married Elizabeth S. Yard. 7. William 
Pennington Reeves', born 14 January, 1841 ; died 30 September, 1870; was 
in service in the Civil War, serving as private, second lieutenant, first lieu- 
tenant, and later as captain, which latter rank he held in the Third New Jersey 
Cavalry at the close of the war. 

iv. Mary Ann Reeves", born i April, 1802 ; married, 20 January, 1825, Thomas S. 
Dyer, Esqr, one of the justices of the peace for Gloucester County. They had 
V. Desire Reeves", born 18 December, 1804; married, 14 February, 1822, Joseph C. 
Gill, by whom she had issue. 

vi. Abigail Reeves", died unmarried. 

13. BIDDLE REEVES^ (BiddleS Thomas\ John^, Walter^), was 
born in Gloucester County, 4 October, 1766; died there, 2 June, 1828. He 
was a prominent citizen of his native county; served several years in the 



Board of Chosen Freeholders, and held other offices. He owned and resided 
on the plantation devised to him by his father, and upon which the Reeves 
burying-ground is located. He also owned a plantation in Salem County, 
which had been the property of his brother Joseph. He married (i), i6 
July, 1792, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Mary Haines, born 13 March, 
1747; died 4 September, 1800; (2) Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of Peter and 
Miriam Ellis, born 22 February, 1774; died 9 February, 1826. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Joshua Haines Reeves", born 24 January, 1794; died 22 November, 1873; mar- 
ried twice and left issue, 
ii. BiDDLE Reeves*, born 9 November, 1796; died 12 June, 1799. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. BiDDLE Reeves", born 13 September, 1807 ; died 4 March, 1808. 
iv. Elizabeth Reeves", born 6 July, 1809; married Charles Wright. 
V. Ellis Reeves", born 20 July, 1812 ; died at Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 9 May, 1882 ; 
married 23 December, 1845, Rebecca Myer. Issue: i. Sidney Elizabeth 
Reeves', born 12 November, 1846; married 20 June, 1871, Robert J. Buck, of 
Bridgeton, New Jersey, merchant, and had issue. 2. John Myer Reeves', born 
23 April, 1849. 3. Ellis Biddle Reeves', born 7 September, 1851. 
(22) vi. Biddle Reeves", born 14 May, 1814: died 10 June, 1852; married Sarah Scull. 

14. CLEMENT REEVES^ (Biddle^ Thomas^ John^, Walter^), was 
born in Gloucester County, 19 March, 1772; died there, 5 July, 18 19. He 
was the proprietor of the ferry running from the north side of Market Street, 
Philadelphia, and, by his will, dated 4 July, 1819, he devised his ferry rights, 
and the boats and property appertaining thereto, unto his wife, who, from 
his death until her decease, was the proprietor of the same. He married, 
3 March, 1795, Sarah, daughter of John Wood. She was born 20 January, 
1776; died 24 April, 1824, and is buried by the side of her husband in the 
ancient Reeves Burying-Ground, near Woodbury, New Jersey. 

Children of Clement^ and Sarah (Wood) Reeves: 

i. Mary Ann Reeves", died in February, 1796, a few weeks old. 
ii. John Wood Reeves", born 27 January, 1797; died in September, 1800. 
iii. Louisa M. Reeves", born i December, 1799; died 31 October, 1876; married, 9 

December, 1819, Charles Whitall, by whom she had issue, 
iv. Susan Reeves", born 27 September, 1800; married David' Shinn, by whom she 

had one child, David Reeves Shinn'. 
V. Israel S. Reeves", born 8 May, 1802, and is deceased ; married Ann Keen. Issue : 

1. Charles Henry Reeves', married Ella Tiers, and settled in Baltimore. 

2. Mary L. Reeves', married Colonel Charles H. Banes, of Philadelphia, 
since deceased. 



vi. Mary Reeves", born 29 March, 1805; died 14 May, 1863; married, 24 September, 
1823, William Wainwright, born 14 December, 1798; died 13 May, 1874; son 
of Israel Wainwright. Mr. Wainright was a merchant at Philadelphia. Issue : 
I. Sarah Louisa Wainwright', born 9 June, 1824; married John M. Maris, 
a wholesale druggist of Philadelphia. 2. Isaac Wainwright^ born 24 May, 
1826; died young. 3. Mary R. Wainwright^ born 3 May, 1828; married 
Matthew P. McCuen, of Tennessee. 4. William Wainwright^ born ^6 
May, 1830; died 10 January, 1876; married Rosina Brown. 5. James M. 
Wainwright^ born 21 September, 1832 ; died young. 6. Clement Reeves 
Wainwright', born 20 March, 1835; died 30 May, 1896. 7. Israel Reeves 
Wainwright', born 7 July, 1837; died 10 January, 1886. 8. Emma Rhoda 
Wainwright', born 11 December, 1839; died young. 9. Joseph Reeves 
Wainwright', born 4 April, 1842; married (i) Mary Bankson King; (2) 
Mrs. Laura (Lloyd) Coates. 

vii. Joseph Wood Reeves^ born i January, 1807; died 13 November, 1882; was for 
some years a wholesale grocer at Philadelphia. He married, 24 October, 1833, 
Ann M., daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Mather) Thomas. Issue: i. 
Sarah Reeves'. 2. Louisa Whitall Reeves'. 3. Elizabeth Thomas 
Reeves'. 4. Clement Reeves'. 5. Ann Mather Reeves'. 

viii. Ann Reeves", born 2 October, 1808; married Moses W. Mickle ; had issue. 

ix. Sarah B. Reeves", born 18 August, 1815; died 6 January, 1868; married Samuel 
Ogden, born 4 June, 1803; died 19 October, 1864. (See "Genealogy of the 
Ogden Family.") 

15. MARK REEVES^ (ArtluirS Thomas^ John^, Walter^), was born 
in Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 18 August, 1768; 
died 18 March, 1855, ^^ Richmond, Indiana. He married Ann Githens, 
daughter of Evan and Mehitable Ewan, of Jacobstown, born 14 March, 1779. 

Children of Mark^ and Ann (Ewan) Reeves: 

i. Martha Reeves", born 18 October, 1806; died 2 September, 1887; married (i) 
Peter W. Du Hadaway; (2) J. Jefferson Ferguson. 

ii. Arthur Reeves", died young. 

iii. Mark Ewan Reeves", born 8 January, 181 1; died 13 May, 1883. In 1823, he 
removed to Richmond, Indiana, where he rose to prominence. After his 
death his widow donated a considerable sum of money to remodel the Morrison 
Library of Richmond. It is now called the Morrison-Reeves Library. He mar- 
ried (i) Julietta Pretlow; (2) Caroline Middleton. Issue by first marriage: i. 
Charles Pretlow Reeves'. Issue by second marriage : 2. Mary Taylor 
Reeves', born i June, 1851 ; married William Dudley Foulke, EsqJ". 3. Arthur 
Middleton Reeves', born 7 October, 1856; died 1891. 

iv. Ann Morgan Reeves", born 11 November, 1812; married John Pleasants. 

V. James Eyre Reeves", born 27 November, 1814; married (i) Isabella Cornell; 
(2) Hannah M. Peters. Issue by first marriage: i. James Franklin Reeves'. 
2. Florence May Reeves'. 3. Isabella May Reeves'. Issue by second mar- 
riage: 4. William Peters Reeves'. 5. Jesse Siddall Reeves', who is presi- 
dent of the First National Bank of Richmond, Indiana. 

vi. Evan Ewan Reeves", born in 1816; died in 1819. 



i6. BENJAMIN REEVES^ (ThomasS Thomas^, John^, Walter^), 
was born in Gloucester County, in 1779; died at Philadelphia, i April, 1844. 
In 181 1 he engaged in business as a merchant at Philadelphia, and, about the 
same time, he also became interested with his cousin, Clement Reeves, in 
the ownership of the ferries running from the foot of Market Street in that 
city. In 1 81 5 he and his brother David established, at Bridgeton, New 
Jersey, the noted iron-works, now the Cumberland Nail and Iron Company, 
where he began the manufacture of nails, and, in 1828, these brothers, with 
their partners, James and Joseph Whitaker, purchased similar works at 
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, which they conducted for some years under the 
firm name of Reeves & Whitaker. The latter works had been in operation 
since 1790. Upon making the purchase, the owners enlarged and improved 
the plant, and built a blast furnace. Mr. Reeves continued at the head of 
the firm until his death, and he bequeathed a handsome fortune to his family. 
Both he and his brother David were recognized as men of unusual intellectual 
resources, and they possessed a strength of purpose and a degree of energy 
which, with their sterling integrity, gave them high rank in the business 
world. Benjamin Reeves married, in New Jersey, 18 March, 1802, Abigail 
Toy, who died in 1856. 

Children of Benjamin^ and Abigail (Toy) Reeves: 

i. Keziah M. Reeves", married Donnellan. 

ii. Abigail C Reeves", married Augustine W. Prevost. 

iii. Elizabeth Bispham Reeves", born in 1810; died 17 August, 1857; married 25 
September, 1832, Dr. William Draper Brinckle, born 9 February, 1798; died 
16 December, 1862 ; was graduated at Princeton College in 1816, and at the 
Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1819; practised 
medicine at Philadelphia, and was a member of the College of Physicians in 
that city. Issue: i. Emily Reeves Brinckle^ 2. Mary Reeves Brinckle'. 
3. Clara Victoria Brinckle. 4. Benjamin Reeves Brinckle'. 5. Abigail 
Reeves Brinckle'. 6. Fanny Rodney Brinckle'. 

iv. Emily Reeves", married George F. Russell. They were the parents of Colonel Ben- 
jamin Reeves Russell', a retired officer of the United States Marine Corps. 

v. Mary Reeves'. 

17. DAVID REEVES"' (ThomasS Thomas^, John^, Walter^), was 
born in Gloucester County, 14 February, 1793; died at Phoenixville, Penn- 
sylvania, 17 March, 1871. When but twenty-two years of age he joined 
his brother, Benjamin Reeves, in establishing the iron works at Bridgeton, 
New Jersey, mentioned in the preceding sketch; and he also joined him in 
purchasing the iron-works at Phoenixville, now the Phoenix Iron Company. 
Upon the death of his brother, in 1844, David Reeves became the head of 



the firm conducting both Bridgeton and Phcenixville works, and, in 1855, 
upon the incorporation of the Phoenix Iron Company,* he was chosen presi- 
dent of that organization, and remained such until his death. f In 1834, at 
which time he was residing at Budington, New Jersey, he was elected a 
member of the Legislative Council of that State. He married ( i ) , 20 March, 
1 81 7, Clara Mary James, born i May, 1796; died 12 September, 1865; (2) 
Mrs. Hettie Miller; (3) Mrs. Sarah S. Pearson. His wives were sisters, 
and were daughters of Samuel L. James, X by his wife Mary, daughter of 
Colonel Edward Hall. 

Children of David'' and Clara Mary (James) Reeves: 

(23) i. Samuel James Reeves", born 4 March, 1818; died 15 December, 1878; married 
Margaret Handy. 

ii. Edward Hall Reeves', born 18 December, 1819 ; died 28 August, 1825. 

iii. Mary Hall Reeves", born 8 September, 1822 ; died 29 July, 1823. 

iv. Mary James Reeves", born 10 January, 1824; died in 1893; married Alfred Pen- 
rose Scull. They had issue. 

V. Rebecca Anna Reeves", born 31 July, 1825 ; married Thomas Hart. Both are 
deceased. They had issue. 

vi. Benjamin Franklin Reeves", born 4 August, 1828; died 25 February, 1832. 
vii. Emily Caroline Reeves", born 30 August, 1836; married Edward B. Jacobs, who 
is deceased. They had issue. 

18. ISAAC REEVES' (Joseph^ Thomas^, John^, Walter^), was born 
in Gloucester County, i September, 1782; died there, 28 April, 1861. He 
engaged extensively in peach growing, both on his plantation in Gloucester 
County and in Delaware, and he is said to have been the first to plant 
orchards of budded fruit in the latter State. His work in this direction is 
thus mentioned by Scharf in his " History of Delaware" : 

* The Phoenix Iron Company employs three thousand men, and its works cover one hundred acres 
of land. 

t Samuel W. Pennypacker, the present governor of Pennsylvania, in his " History of PhcEnixville 
and its Vicinity," makes mention of Mr. David Reeves, and says, " He was president of the Phoenix 
Iron Company from its incorporation until 1871, during the whole of which period it immensely in- 
creased in capital and production, and at the time of his death he was the largest stockholder in that 
company, and was probably the wealthiest man in Chester County. He will long be remembered for 
his true gentility, which was exhibited not only in courteous manners, but in the kind treatment of even 
the most abject who were brought in contact with him, and for his profuse generosity. The esteem in 
which he was held by the community is best evidenced by the fact that his death caused general 
mourning, and his funeral at Laurel Hill [Philadelphia] was attended by so many of the people of 
Phcenixville that they filled thirty-four cars and required three trains. The employees of the company 
determined unanimously to erect a monument to his memory, since completed at a cost of about six 
thousand dollars, and the Borough Council, with equal zeal, have acquired a grant of land to be orna- 
mented and converted into a park bearing his name." 

X He was a son of James James, a member of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey in 1775. 
9 129 


" So far as can be learned, the first orchards of budded fruit set out in Delaware were 
planted near Delaware City in 1832 by Isaac Reeves. Mr. Reeves had been for some 
time engaged in peach-raising in Gloucester County, New Jersey. ... In 1828 Mr. 
Reeves removed to Philadelphia and soon after planted seventy or eighty acres in peach 
trees at Red Bank, New Jersey, and owned in 1830 or 1831 altogether about one hun- 
dred and fifty acres set in orchards. . . . Mr. Reeves visited the place (Delaware 
City) and found large native trees of the Morris White, Oldmixon, Cling, and other 
varieties ; so in 1832 he planted, where the Delaware Battery now stands, the first orchard 
of budded fruit, setting out thirty acres this year, as many more the year following, and had, 
in the neighborhood, one hundred acres in 1837. In 1838 Mr. Reeves planted an orchard of 
one hundred acres on the farm of Ayres & Thompson, between Wilmington and New Castle, 
and another of one hundred acres on the farm of Dr. Thompson, at Claymont. From this 
time orchards spread along the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, and the whole country 
began to be filled with peach-trees. . . . One year, when peaches were very high and scarce, 
Reeves netted $16,000 from seven thousand baskets, and in 1837 or 1838 netted a like amount 
from sixteen thousand baskets." 

Mr. Reeves spent his closing years on his estate near Woodbury, New 
Jersey. He married Sybil (or Sybilla) Reeves, born 20 February, 1786; 
died 5 July, 1853; daughter of Thomas Reeves, Jr. (see No. 9), and he and 
his wife were both interred in the Reeves Burying-Ground. His estate in- 
cluded an " interest in the fisheries at Red Bank ;" also, lands in Columbiana 
County, Ohio. 

Children of Isaac^ and Sybil (Reeves) Reeves: 

i. Joseph Reeves^, died unmarried and without issue. 

ii. Isaac Cooper REEVES^ died at Philadelphia, 26 May, 1882, leaving to survive him a 
widow, Rebecca A., and children. He was a wholesale merchant, and a member 
of the Union League of Philadelphia, 
iii. Clement Reeves", died at Delaware City, Delaware, in 1904. He was a farmer, and 
retired from business some years before his death. His farm was on the 
Delaware River, and has been purchased by the United States government, 
upon which to construct fortifications. He was a director of the Delaware 
City National Bank. He married Susan Clark, by whom he left issue, 
iv. Rebecca Reeves", died 11 December, 1831, in the eighteenth year of her age. 
V. Elizabeth Reeves", died 14 March, 1832, aged nineteen years. 

19. JOEL REEVES^ (Henry^ Henry^, John^, Walter^), was born in 
Northampton Township, 14 October, 1767; died there, 12 September, 1840. 
He was a farmer, and possessed real estate, which was divided among his 
heirs the year following his death. He married, 15 December, 1795, Hannah, 
daughter of Josiah Gaskill, of Springfield Township, Burlington County. She 
was born 15 July, 1775; died 27 June, 1856. She owned real estate in her 
own right, and this her heirs sold, 26 March, 1857. The surviving children 
at the time of the sale were Biddle, Ann, Joel, and Robert D. 



Children of Joel^ and Hannah (Gaskill) Reeves: 

i. JosiAH Gaskill REEVES^ born 7 March, 1796; died 9 February, 1829; married 
Jane Schuyler, who was no doubt a descendant of the ancient Schuyler family 
of New York. At his death he left issue : Joel Mason Reeves and Hannah S. 
Reeves. The latter died, prior to 1857, unmarried, while the former, with 
wife Mary Ann, was residing at Savannah, Georgia, in 1857. 
ii. BiDDLE Reeves", born 31 December, 1797; died at Philadelphia, 2 November, 1863; 
married (i), 18 May, 1823, Martha, daughter of Charles Woolman; (2), 
16 February, 1837, Ruth Ann Thomas, who died at Philadelphia in 1871. He 
was a manufacturer of bedsteads, and a man of wealth. By his first wife he 
left to survive him son Charles W., and daughters Ann G. Reeves, Mary W. 
Kelly, and Beulah R. Richmond (wife of James M.) ; and by his second wife, 
Ella C. Reeves and Elizabeth T. Reeves. The latter married Alba B. Johnson. 

iii. Beulah Reeves", born 11 September, 1800; died 5 July, 1850; married, 16 Feb- 
ruary, 1837, Dr. John Chapman, Jun^. 

iv. Ann Reeves", born 10 March, 1802; died 7 September, 1876; married Kirkbride 
Eastburn, of Westhampton Township, Burlington County, who joined his wife 
in a deed dated 26 March, 1857. No issue. 
V. Joel Reeves", born 11 July, 1804; died at Philadelphia, 31 August, 1876; married 
Sarah Roch, who survived her husband. Mr. Reeves was a man of consider- 
able wealth, and left to survive him three children, — Sarah, Louisa, and 

vi. Charles Reeves', born 8 December, 1806; died 26 August, 1835. S ij-f -^ •^, V** 

vii. Robert D. Reeves', born 6 August, 1810. He and his wife, Ann C. Sutlo i y were 
residing in Philadelphia in 1857, and had three children, — Adaline, Charles, 
and Robert, 
viii. John Reeves", born 19 October, 1812 ; died young. 

ix. Joshua Reeves", born 24 October, 1818; died 26 November, 1818. 

20. ABRAHAM REEVES^ (Henry\ Henry^, John^, Walter^), was 
born in Northampton Township, 29 July, 1778; died there, 3 February, 1836; 
married (i), 13 January, 1803, Hope Stratton, who died 30 July, 18 19; (2), 
12 April, 1 82 1, Mary Matlack, who died 27 March, 1838. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Mary Reeves", born 5 December, 1803 ; died 6 February, 1828. 
ii. Elwood Reeves", born 16 October, 1810; died 3 August, 187 1 ; married (i), 11 

October, 1832, Elizabeth Woolman ; (2) Eliza Woolman. 
iii. Isaac Reeves", born 16 April, 1814; died 22 June, 1850; married Margaret 

iv. Henry Reeves", born 21 August, 1816; married, 30 November, 1848, Hannah 

Children by second wife: 

V. Rebecca Reeves", born 11 February, 1822; married, 4 July, 1855, Mordecai C. 

vi. Joseph Reeves", born i February, 1825 ; married, in May, 1855, Elizabeth Reeves. 



vii. Anna Reeves*, born ii September, 1826; married, 2 August, 1849, John J. Lytic, 
viii. Stacy Reeves", born 16 June, 1828 ; died 8 March, 1903 ; married in November, 
1849, Ann Satterthwaite. Mr. Reeves was a prominent builder of Philadel- 
phia. Among the structures erected by him were : The Wood building, at 
Fourth and Chestnut streets ; Drexel building, at Fifth and Chestnut streets ; 
Forrest building, on Fourth Street below Chestnut ; the Lehigh Valley build- 
ings, at Mauch Chunk ; Lehigh University, at Bethlehem, and the Industrial 
School, built by the Misses Drexel, at Eddington, Pennsylvania. He was a 
member of the ancient Carpenters' Company, the Master Builders' Exchange, 
and a director of the Franklin Institute, and was one of the oldest members 
of the Union League. He left issue. 
ix. Rachel Reeves", born 22 March, 1830 ; died 29 November, 1864 ; married, 4 July, 

1849, Abraham C. Brown. 
X. Mary Reeves", born 5 October, 1831 ; married, 31 May, 1853, James Lasell. 

21. ZACHARIAH REEVES^ (HenryS Henry^, John^, Walter^), born 
in Northampton Township, 2 January, 1789; died there, 27 January, 1854; 
married Sarah T. Coles, who died i February, 1876. Mr. Reeves was a 

Children of Zachariah^ and Sarah T. (Coles) Reeves: 

i. Elizabeth C. Reeves", born 6 August, 1817; died 4 July, 1854. 
ii. Hannah Ann Reeves", born 2 September, 1820; died 23 September, 1866; married, 

in 1849, Risdon Hankinson. 
iii. Charlotte Reeves", born 2 September, 1822. 
iv. Louisa Reeves", born 24 November, 1825; married, 11 September, 1845, Josephus 

V. Mark Reeves", born 29 July, 1828; died 18 December, 1872. 

22. BIDDLE REEVES^ (Biddle^ Biddle^ Thomas^, John^, Walter^), 
was born at the Reeves homestead, near Woodbury, New Jersey, 14 May, 
1 814; died at Woodbury, 10 June, 1852. He was the last to occupy the 

^,,_^ homestead estate on which the ancient bury- 

j "yx^ yY^ K^ "^^ ground is located. He was a member of 
UuZt4L, i/CCt"^^^* Woodbury Friends' Meeting, and was held in 
high esteem by all who knew him. Some years before his death he gave up 
the active conduct of his large and well-appointed farm, and removed to 
Woodbury. By his last will and testament he devised a piece of ground for 
the enlargement of the family burying-ground. He married, 9 November, 
1836, Sarah, daughter of Paul and Hope (Kay) Scull, born 19 October, 
18 16, who is still living at Woodbury, being in the eighty-ninth year of her 
age, and having married for second husband, D. Cooper Andrews, who is 




Children of Biddle'' and Sarah (Scull) Reeves: 

i. Paul Scull Reeves^ born lo September, 1837. He is the head of the manufac- 
turing firm of Paul S. Reeves & Son, proprietors of the Tubal Smelting Works, 
at Philadelphia, and he is the president of the Phoenixville Industrial Asso- 
ciation, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he resides, at his seat, " The Knoll." 
He is a member of the Union League and the Historical and Colonial Societies 
of Pennsylvania, and is now serving as aide-de-camp on the staff of Governor 
Pennypacker, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He married, 19 October, 
1859, Keturah, daughter of Samuel and Asenath (Oliver) Kreanier, born 
22 July, 1838. Issue : I. Alfred Scull Reeves^ born 2 July, 1862 ; died 18 
December, 1890; married, 8 June, 1887, Katharine Muhlenberg Eckert, of 
Reading, Pennsylvania. He was graduated at Lehigh University in 1884 ; 
was a member of the Union League, the Philadelphia Club, and the Philadel- 
phia Country Club, and left four children to survive him. 2. Biddle REEVES^ 
born 12 May, and died i August, 1867. 3. Mary Scull Reeves', born 17 
October, 1868 ; married, 24 June, 1891, Ernest Howard Hunter. 4. Samuel 
Kreamer REEVES^ bom 10 March, 1871 ; married, 4 June, 1901, Josephine, 
daughter of Craige Lippincott, Esqi", of the well-known publishing house 
of J. B. Lippincott Company. He is associated in business with Paul S. 
Reeves & Son ; was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a 
member of the Union League, the Philadelphia Club, the Philadelphia Country 
and the Huntington Valley Country clubs, and the Racquet Club. He has 
one child. 5. Pauline Reeves', born 18 October, 1878; died 21 October, 

ii. Elizabeth Reeves^ born 4 October, 1839; died 28 September, 1857. 

iii. Benjamin Reeves', born 21 August, 1841 ; died 6 October, 1847. 

iv. Mary Scull Reeves', born 27 July, 1843. 

V. Sarah Reeves', born 9 January, 1846; died 2"] July, 1865. 

vi. Abby S. Reeves', born 16 May, 1848. 

vii. Biddle Reeves', born 18 November, 1850; died 29 May, 1898; married Maria 
Carver, by whom he had one son, Biddle', who died 9 July, 1883, and was the 
fifth of his Christian name in direct descent. 

23. SAMUEL JAMES REEVES^ (David^ Thomas^ Thomas^, John^, 
Walter^), was born 4 March, 181 8; died at his residence, No. 1209 Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia, 15 December, 1878. He was one of the most promi- 
nent iron-masters of Pennsylvania. His business career was almost entirely 
spent in connection with the Phoenix Iron Company, or its predecessor. At 
the time of the death of his father, he was the vice-president and treasurer of 
the company, and he succeeded his father in the presidency of that organiza- 
tion, retaining the position until his own death. Under his direction the com- 
pany continued to enlarge its sphere of work and attained a high degree of 
prosperity. He was the president of the American Iron and Steel Association, 
a founder of the Union League of Philadelphia, a member of the American 
Philosophical Society, and the Academy of Natural Sciences, and a contributor 
to the Pennsylvania Hospital. He married Margaret, daughter of Dr. William 



vii. Anna Reeves', born ii September, 1826; married, 2 August, 1849, John J. Lytle. 
viii. Stacy Reeves*, born 16 June, 1828 ; died 8 March, 1903 ; married in November, 
1849, Ann Satterthwaite. Mr. Reeves was a prominent builder of Philadel- 
phia. Among the structures erected by him were : The Wood building, at 
Fourth and Chestnut streets ; Drexel building, at Fifth and Chestnut streets ; 
Forrest building, on Fourth Street below Chestnut ; the Lehigh Valley build- 
ings, at Mauch Chunk ; Lehigh University, at Bethlehem, and the Industrial 
School, built by the Misses Drexel, at Eddington, Pennsylvania. He was a 
member of the ancient Carpenters' Company, the Master Builders' Exchange, 
and a director of the Franklin Institute, and was one of the oldest members 
of the Union League. He left issue, 
ix. Rachel Reeves", born 22 March, 1830; died 29 November, 1864; married, 4 July, 

1849, Abraham C. Brown. 
X. Mary Reeves", born 5 October, 1831 ; married, 31 May, 1853, James Lasell. 

21. ZACHARIAH REEVES^ (Henry^ Henry^, John^, Walter^), born 
in Northampton Township, 2 January, 1789; died there, 27 January, 1854; 
married Sarah T. Coles, who died i February, 1876. Mr. Reeves was a 

Children of Zachariah^ and Sarah T. (Coles) Reeves: 

i. Elizabeth C. Reeves', born 6 August, 1817; died 4 July, 1854. 
ii. Hannah Ann Reeves", born 2 September, 1820; died 23 September, 1866; married, 

in 1849, Risdon Hankinson. 
iii. Charlotte Reeves", born 2 September, 1822. 
iv. Louisa Reeves", born 24 November, 1825; married, 11 September, 1845, Josephus 

v. Mark Reeves", born 29 July, 1828; died 18 December, 1872. 

22. BIDDLE REEVES^ (Biddle^ Biddle*, Thomas^ John^, Walter^), 
was born at the Reeves homestead, near Woodbury, New Jersey, 14 May, 
1814; died at Woodbury, 10 June, 1852. He was the last to occupy the 

^..-^ homestead estate on which the ancient bury- 

i *yy^ ^yY^ K^ ^"^ ground is located. He was a member of 
UUZOL, i/cX^'i^^- Woodbury Friends' Meeting, and was held in 
high esteem by all who knew him. Some years before his death he gave up 
the active conduct of his large and well-appointed farm, and removed to 
Woodbury. By his last will and testament he devised a piece of ground for 
the enlargement of the family burying-ground. He married, 9 November, 
1836, Sarah, daughter of Paul and Hope (Kay) Scull, born 19 October, 
18 1 6, who is still living at Woodbury, being in the eighty-ninth year of her 
age, and having married for second husband, D. Cooper Andrews, who is 




Children of Biddle*^ and Sarah (Scull) Reeves: 

i. Paul Scull REEVES^ born lo September, 1837. He is the head of the manufac- 
turing firm of Paul S. Reeves & Son, proprietors of the Tubal Smelting Works, 
at Philadelphia, and he is the president of the Phoenixville Industrial Asso- 
ciation, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he resides, at his seat, " The Knoll." 
He is a member of the Union League and the Historical and Colonial Societies 
of Pennsylvania, and is now serving as aide-de-camp on the staff of Governor 
Pennypacker, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He married, 19 October, 
1859, Keturah, daughter of Samuel and Asenath (Oliver) Kreamer, born 
22 July, 1838. Issue: I. Alfred Scull REEVES^ born 2 July, 1862; died 18 
December, 1890; married, 8 June, 1887, Katharine Muhlenberg Eckert, of 
Reading, Pennsylvania. He was graduated at Lehigh University in 1884 ; 
was a member of the Union League, the Philadelphia Club, and the Philadel- 
phia Country Club, and left four children to survive him. 2. Biddle Reeves", 
born 12 May, and died i August, 1867. 3. Mary Scull Reeves^ born 17 
October, 1868; married, 24 June, 1891, Ernest Howard Hunter. 4. Samuel 
Kreamer Reeves', born 10 March, 1871 ; married, 4 June, 1901, Josephine, 
daughter of Craige Lippincott, Esqi", of the well-known publishing house 
of J. B. Lippincott Company. He is associated in business with Paul S. 
Reeves & Son ; was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a 
member of the Union League, the Philadelphia Club, the Philadelphia Country 
and the Huntington Valley Country clubs, and the Racquet Club. He has 
one child. 5. Pauline Reeves', born 18 October, 1878; died 21 October, 

ii. Elizabeth Reeves', born 4 October, 1839; died 28 September, 1857. 

iii. Benjamin REEVES^ born 21 August, 1841 ; died 6 October, 1847. 

iv. Mary Scull Reeves', born 27 July, 1843. 

V. Sarah Reeves', born 9 January, 1846; died 27 July, 1865. 

vi. Abby S. Reeves', born 16 May, 1848. 

vii. Biddle Reeves', born 18 November, 1850; died 29 May, 1898; married Maria 
Carver, by whom he had one son, Biddle', who died 9 July, 1883, and was the 
fifth of his Christian name in direct descent. 

23. SAMUEL JAMES REEVES^ (David^ ThomasS Thomas^ John^, 
Walter^), was born 4 March, 181 8; died at his residence, No. 1209 Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia, 15 December, 1878. He was one of the most promi- 
nent iron-masters of Pennsylvania. His business career was almost entirely 
spent in connection with the Phoenix Iron Company, or its predecessor. At 
the time of the death of his father, he was the vice-president and treasurer of 
the company, and he succeeded his father in the presidency of that organiza- 
tion, retaining the position until his own death. Under his direction the com- 
pany continued to enlarge its sphere of work and attained a high degree of 
prosperity. He was the president of the American Iron and Steel Association, 
a founder of the Union League of Philadelphia, a member of the American 
Philosophical Society, and the Academy of Natural Sciences, and a contributor 
to the Pennsylvania Hospital. He married Margaret, daughter of Dr. William 



Winder Handy, of Baltimore, by his wife Elizabeth Tyson; born 19 Sep- 
tember, 1 819; died 2'^ October, 1903. 

Children of Samuel James^ and Margaret (Handy) Reeves: 

i. Elizabeth Handy Reeves', born 16 December, 1847; married, 5 December, 1872, 
George Assheton Carson. Issue: i. Rita Carson*. 2. George Assheton 
Carson, Jun"'. 
ii. Clara Reeves', born 4 December, 1848; married, 3 February, 1870, Carroll S. 
Tyson, Esq"", a member of the Philadelphia bar and president of the Little 
Schyulkill Navigation Railroad and Coal Company. Issue: i. Margaret 
Reeves Ty.son**, born 2 February, 1871 ; married Francis E. Bond, of Philadel- 
phia, banker and stock-broker. 2. Elizabeth Carson TYS0N^ born 18 March, 
1873. 3. Carroll S. Tyson, JunR', born 23 November, 1877. 

iii. Margaret Handy Reeves', born 4 December, 1850; died 12 August, 1873. 

iv. David Reeves', born 27 March, 1852 ; resides at Philadelphia. He succeeded his 
father as president of the Phoenix Iron Company, and has ever since continued 
at the head of that great organization. He married, 18 November, 1875, Elise 
Caroline, daughter of James C. and Mary (Teisseire) Fisher; born in August, 
1854. Issue : I. Mary Teisseire Reeves', born in August, 1876. 2. Samuel 
James Reeves*, born 9 February, 1880. 3. William Handy Reeves, JunR', 
born in August, 1881. 

V. William Handy Reeves', born i February, 1854. 

vi. Jennie Justice Reeves', born 23 November, 1855 ; married, 3 February, 1886, 
George Morgan Newhall, of Philadelphia. Issue: i. John George Newhall'. 


^t^^ Eincagc 

Cowgill — Ellen . John Pancoast = 

' "i 1 ' 

Ralph CowgiU == Susanna Pancoast. 

Zachariah Jess^ = Rachel Lippincott. Archibald Silver == Christian Cheene. 

Archibald Silver = Mary Cowgill. 

David Jess^ == Ruth Silver. 

Henry Reeves = Rachel Jess'. 

Samuel Rogers =p Abigail Reeves*. 

Clayton Brown Rogers* == Eliza Coffin. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers^. 



ACHARIAH JESS^ the first of his surname in New Jersey, 

Zwas probably of EngHsh birth. The earhest date at which he 
is found there is ii April, 1709, on which day he witnessed 
the will of John Mills, of Chesterfield Township, Burlington 
County. At that time he was probably a young man, and had 
but recently come from England to seek a fortune in the New 
World. He made his permanent settlement in Springfield, 
Hanover Township. He was a member of the Society of 
Friends, and became one of its ministers, in which capacity he 
was granted by the Burlington Meeting, 7 July, 171 3, a " cer- 
tificate to visit Friends on Long Island;" also one in September, 1721, to make 
a general visit throughout New England. The testimony issued by the 
Quarterly Meeting after his death was, that, " He travelled in the service of 
Truth through the Eastern Provinces to good satisfaction, and was respected 
at home; and died in unity with Friends, in the Sixth month, 1724." His 
estate at his death was valued at about three hundred pounds, a portion of 
which consisted of a two-thirds' in- •'^ r> r* -^ j^ y>. rt ^ 
terest in a saw- and grist-mill. His ^ ^ *t fct-«- 
will, executed 12 September, 1721, and C-« 
proved 23 September, 1724, mentions "wife" and "children," without 
naming them. On 11 January, 171 3, he married Rachel, daughter of Restore 
Lippincott, Esqr, by his Avife Hannah Shattock. The marriage ceremony took 
place at the house of Mr. Lippincott. (See Lippincott Family, No. 4.) The 
widow, Rachel, married, second, 19 November, 1729, Francis Dawson, of 
Northampton Township, Burlington County, by whom she had no issue. 



Children of Zachariah^ and Rachel (Lippincott) Jess: 

(2) i. David Jess^ married Ruth Silver. 

ii. Zachariah Jess^ married, intentions declared 5 September, 1750, Hannah South- 
iii. Jonathan JESS^ was a witness to the marriage of his brother David. 
iv. Ann Jess'"", married, 2 November, 1743, Caleb Shreve. 

2. DAVID JESS^ (Zachariah^), was born in Burlington County, and is 
supposed to have resided there throughout his life, although no record of his 
death has been found. The fact that he did not leave a will, and the absence 
of any record of administration on his estate, suggest that he probably divided 
his estate among his children during his lifetime, a practice which was not 
uncommon in his day. He married, at Mount Holly Meeting-House, 31 
January, 1741, Ruth Silver, daughter of Archibald Silver,* by his wife Mary 

* Archibald Silver, the elder, was an early settler in Burlington Count}', New Jersey, where, 
also, his brothers James and John settled. By deed of 10 October, 1686,* Archibald Silver purchased 
from Governor Byllinge one hundred acres of land, located on the south side of the north branch of 
Rancocas Creek, adjoining land of Dr. Robert Dimsdale, and on 10 May, 1695, he sold the same to 
James Smith. In the deedt to Smith, Silver is styled " of Northampton Township, Burlington County, 
planter." About the time he made this conveyance, he removed to Manneton Creek, Salem County, 
and died there in 1703, leaving personal estate valued at over one hundred and ninety pounds. His 
estate was administered by Joseph Burgen, doubtless a brother-in-law, and the same who married Jane 
Silver, 23 March, 1691-92. Archibald Silver married Christian Cheene, a young woman who had 
resided in the family of the Reverend George Keith, and by this marriage he acquired a tract of thirty 
acres of land in Monmouth County. Their son : 

Archibald Silver, was born circa 1696, and married Mary, daughter of Ralph Cowgill J by his 
wife Susanna Pancoast. He removed from Salem County to Burlington County in 171 8, taking a 
" certificate of removal" from Salem Monthly Meeting, 3 March in that year, and presenting it to Ches- 
terfield Monthly Meeting, 4 June, same year. He and Mary Cowgill declared their intentions of 
marriage at Chesterfield Meeting, 3 March, 1719-20, and the same was reported as "accomplished" at 
the meeting held on 5 May following. In 1735 he and his wife were granted " a certificate of removal" 
to Burlington Monthly Meeting, and in 1741 they received a similar certificate from the latter Meeting 
to Salem Monthly Meeting, and removed to Salem County, where they resided during the remainder 
of their lives. He died 11 February, 1772, " in the 78th year of his age," and she died 3 November, 
1767, "in the 66th year of her age." Their daughter, Ruth, married David Jess, as is set forth in the 

* West Jersey Deeds, Liber B, part ii. p. 645. 

t Ibid., 443. 

X Ellen Cowgill, a widow, and the mother of Ralph Cowgill of the text, emigrated from England to Pennsyl- 
vania in 1682, with William Penn in the "Welcome." She was probably accompanied by all of her children except 
Ralph, who appears to have been a passenger in the ship " Friends' Adventure," which arrived in the Delaware 
River 28 September, 1682, a few weeks before Penn arrived there. Ellen Cowgill's home is supposed to have been in 
Yorkshire, as, under date of 7 June, 1682, the Friends of Settle Monthly Meeting, Yorkshire, gave a " certificate" to 
her and other Friends who were about leaving for Pennsylvania. Ralph Cowgill came under contract of employment 
with Randolph Blackshaw, whose daughter he subsequently married. The families of Cowgill and Blackshaw settled 
in Bucks County. In 1694 Ralph Cowgill purchased of his father-in-law one hundred and twelve acres of land in 
Falls Township, that county, and later sold the same to Joseph Kirkbride. About the time of his second marriage, 
Ralph Cowgill removed to Burlington County, New Jersey, and is supposed to have continued there until his death. 



Children of David^ and Ruth (Silver) Jess: 

i. Rachel Jess", born i May, 1746; died 4 December, 1810; married, license, 2 March, 
1765, Henry Reeves. (See Reeves Family, No. 11.) 

ii. Bathsheba JESS^ married Stephen Morris, by whom she had issue: i. Sarah 
Morris*, who married Thomas Pancoast. 2. Mary Morris\ who married 
Samuel Butler. 3. David Morris*, who married Elizabeth Knight. 4. Stephen 
Morris*, who married Elizabeth Knight. 5. John Morris*, who married Pru- 
dence Butler. 

iii. David Jess', married Ann Thackary, and had issue : i. Ruth Jess*. 2. Thomas 
Jess*. 3. Josiah Jess*. 4. Mary Jess*. 5. Rachel Jess*. 6. Ann Jess*. 

iv. Zachariah Jess', married Rebecca Pedrick. Under date of 2^ October, 1777, both 
he and his wife were granted a certificate from Springfield Meeting to Evesham 
Meeting. Later he removed to Wilmington, Delaware. He was the author of 
"A Compendious System of Practical Surveying." 8vo. Wilmington, 1799; 
and " The American Tutor's Assistant Improved ; or, A Compendious System 
of Decimal, Practical Arithmetic." i2mo. Wilmington, 1800. 

iv. James Jess', licensed to marry Keziah Leeds, 5 September, 1782. 

He was a member of the Society of Friends, and on his removal to New Jersey attached himself to Chesterfield 
Meeting. In 1722 he was overseer of highways in Chesterfield Township, and in 1729 an overseer of the poor. The 
date and place of his death have not been ascertained. He was living in Burlington County 19 February, 1733, on 
which day he was present at the marriage of his daughter Jane. 

Ralph Cowgill married (i) Sarah Blackshaw, who was buried 15 August, 1694. By her he had issue: Abraham, 
born 15 May, 1690; married, in 1725, Dorothy Turner. John, born and died 30 December, 1692. Nehemiah, born 
13 March, 1694 ; married, in 1717, Joyce Smith. Sarah, born 3 August, 1694, a few days prior to her mother's death. 
Ralph Cowgill married (2), 2 September, 1697, Susanna, daughter of John Pancoast,* and by her had issue: Mary, 
who married Archibald Silver. Rebecca, who married, 3 January, 1726, Edward Page, of Philadelphia. Isaac, who 
married, 14 January, 1730, Rachel Briggs. Jane, who married, 19 February, 1733, Benjamin Linton, of Bucks County 
Pennsylvania. Susanna, who married, 24 September, 1737, John King. 


* John Pancoast, a Quaker, was one of the early colonists of West Jersey, and the founder of the American 
family of his surname. From a manuscript written by his son Joseph Pancoast, it is ascertained that the father came 
to America from Northamptonshire, England, in October, i68o, in the ship " Paradise," William Evelyn, master, and 
settled in Burlington County, West Jersey. He was a signer of the noted " Concessions and Agreements," and owned 
proprietary rights in the province named. His homestead was in 
Mansfield Township. In 1681 , he was appointed regulator of weights 
and measures for Burlington County ; was chosen constable two 
years later, and in 1685 was elected a member of the Assembly of 

West Jersey. His will, dated 30 November, and proved 22 Decern- y^ / ^ f I 

ber, 1694, names wife Jane, and children Mary, Ann, William, Joseph, u_ / C-^ 

Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah, and Susanna. These children were by 
his first wife, who accompanied him to America, but whose name is unknown. He married (2), 2 August, 1682, 

Ann Snowden ; (3) Jane . The marriages of his children, so far as ascertained, are: Mary married, in 1682, 

Seth Smith; William married, in 1695, Hannah Scattergood; Joseph married, in 1696, Tomasin Scattergood ; Sarah 
married Edward Boulton ; and Susanna married Ralph Cowgill, as stated in the preceding note. The late eminent 
Philadelphia surgeons, Dr. Joseph Pancoast and his son, Dr. William H. Pancoast, were descendants of John 


Hippincott Hineage 

Richard Lippincott^ = Abigail . William Shattock == Hannah . 

1 I 

Restore Lippincott'' = Hannah Shattock. 

I : '. ^ I 

Zachariah Jess== Rachel Lippincott'. Abigail Lippincott^ = James Shinn. 

David Jess* = Ruth Silver, 
Henry Reeves == Rachel Jess^. 

Samuel Rogers — Abigail Reeves®. 

Clayton Brown Rogers^ = Eliza Coffin. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers*. 



ICHARD LIPPINCOTT^ the founder of the family of his 

R surname in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was among the early 
Puritan settlers of New England. He emigrated from Devon- 
shire, England, in which shire his ancestors had been located for 
some centuries.* Upon his arrival in Massachusetts, he took up 
,.^^ his residence at Dorchester, and became a member of the church 
r^^^ there. On»i April, 1640, he was chosen to a town office, and on 
m^^ 13 May, following, he was admitted a freeman of the Colony. 
^SJg^^ His stay at Dorchester appears to have been but for a few years, 
after which he removed to Boston, where his son John was born, 
6 November, 1644, and baptized four days later, and where, also, his daugh- 
ter Abigail was baptized 9 March, 1646. Both baptisms are entered on the 
records of the First Church at Boston, and in the baptismal entry of the son 
the father is noted as " a member of the Church at Dorchester." Some time 
after these baptisms Mr. Lippincott came to differ with his brethren of the 
church as to some of the religious doctrines of the Puritans, and he was 
so tenacious in this difference that, on 6 July, 1651, the Church excluded 
him from its communion. This action was soon followed by his return 
to England, where he may have possibly hoped to find a larger degree of 
religious liberty than he had found among his fellow-colonists in Massa- 

* For some account of the early history of the name and family, see the article by James S. Lip- 
pincott, published in Judge Clements's " First Emigrant Settlers of Newton Township, Old Gloucester 

County, West New Jersey," pp. 378, 379. 



Mr. Lippincott's religious views at this time can but be conjectured, but 
it is evident that they harmonized with those of the celebrated George Fox, 
the founder of the Society of Friends, as, shortly after his return to his 
native land, he allied himself with that sect. Becoming more than a passive 
believer in the doctrines of his new faith, he was made to suffer for his prin- 
ciples, and to share in some of the persecutions which fell to the lot of many 
of Fox's followers. In February, 1655, while residing at Plymouth, Devon- 
shire, the mayor of that town caused his arrest and imprisonment in the jail 
near the Castle of Exeter, his offence being, it would appear, that he had 
asserted that " Christ was the word of God, and the Scriptures a declaration 
of the mind of God;" and later in the same year, he testified, with others, 
against the act of the mayor, and " the falsehood of the charges brought against 
him." Continuing faithful to his religious convictions, in 1660 he was again 
imprisoned by the mayor of Plymouth, on which occasion his release was 
brought about by the solicitations of Margaret Fell and others, who influenced 
Charles II. to grant the liberation of many Friends. 

It is thought that Mr. Lippincott compared his then environment in 
Devonshire with that by which he had been surrounded m Boston; that the 
comparison favored the latter, at least in respect to his enjoyment of religious 
liberty; and that, thus influenced, he determined to bid a final farewell to 
Old England and again transfer himself and his family to New England. 
Moved by such conclusions, or, possibly, for other considerations, he sailed 
for America in 1661 or 1662. Arriving there, he made his way to Rhode 
Island, where he settled, finding in this Baptist colony a spirit of tolerance 
which presented a wide contrast to that prevailing in either England or Massa- 
chusetts. His residence in Rhode Island was but for a few years, and was 
soon followed by his removal to New Jersey. 

All efforts of Englishmen to establish a settlement in what became New 
Jersey were thwarted by the Dutch, until the latter were overthrown in the 
government of New Netherlands by the English forces sent out by the Duke 
of York, under the command of Colonel Richard Nichols. This event was 
immediately succeeded by a movement on the part of a number of English 
colonists, chiefly from Long Island and Rhode Island, to establish settlements 
of Englishmen in New Jersey. The first step in this direction was towards 
securing title to the land from the Indians, in furtherance of which an " asso- 
ciation" was formed at Newport, Rhode Island, for the raising of moneys 
to make the purchase. Mr. Lippincott joined this " association," and of the 
eighty-three subscribers to the fund secured, his subscription was the largest, 

amounting to £14 10.?., — more than twice that of any other subscriber, except- 



ing one, of £ii lo^. The purchase was effected, and on 8 April, 1665, ^^^ 
Indian Sachem, Popomona, acknowledged his conveyances before Governor 
Nichols, and the following day the latter gave the celebrated patent, known 
as the " Monmouth Patent," which, in addition to declaring the important 
franchises granted, made the declaration that all who settled within the bounds 
of the territory named should " have free Liberty of Conscience without 
any Molestation or Disturbance whatsoever in their way of worship," a declara- 
tion which must have been particularly gratifying to Richard Lippincott and 
his associates. 

By the terms of the patent it was required that at least one hundred 
families should settle within the country patented, " within the space of three 
years." Mr. Lippincott was among the first to effect the removal of his family. 
He had probably visited the locality, and found it, as did Hendrick Hudson 
in 1609, " very good land to fall in with and a pleasant land to see." He 
settled at what was named Shrewsbury, where, by reason of his substantial sub- 
scription to the purchase fund, he received large grants of land. 

Among the first settlers at Shrewsbury and vicinity there were a number 
of Friends, and these joined together in forming what has ever since been 
known as the Shrewsbury Meeting of Friends. Mr. Lippincott was an active 
member of the Meeting, and he also took a prominent part in public affairs. 
In 1667, a legislative assembly was organized in the colony, and it has the 
distinction of being the first legislative body ever assembled in New Jersey. 
Mr. Lippincott was elected a member of the Assembly in 1669, being chosen 
as one of the representatives from Shrewsbury. 

Under the patent the patentees and the inhabitants were given authority 
to elect, from among '' the ablest and discreetest" of the inhabitants, " associate 
patentees," w'ho, joined with the patentees, were given full power " to make 
such peculiar and prudential laws and constitutions amongst the inhabitants 
for the better and more orderly governing of them," as well as " liberty to 
try all causes and actions of debts and tresspasses arising amongst the inhabi- 
tants to the value of ten pounds." This provision of the patent was first put 
into force in 1670, at which time Mr. Lippincott was chosen an associate 
patentee, thereby becoming entitled to participate in not only the making of 
the laws, but in the administering them as well. In 1677 he was again elected 
to the Assembly. 

On 9 August, 1676, Mr. Lippincott purchased a tract of one thousand 

acres in Fenwick's Colony. The purchase was made from John Fenwick 

himself, and was no doubt intended by Mr. Lippincott as a land speculation. 

He never occupied the tract, although he retained ownership until 21 May, 

10 145 


1679, when he divided it into plantations of two hundred acres each, and 
conveyed one to each of his sons.* 

He died at Shrewsbury, 25 November, 1683. His will, dated three days 
earlier, names wife Abigail, sons Jacob, Freedom, Remembrance, John, and 

Restore, and daughter 
Increase. His wife 
Abigail, whom he prob- 
ably married at Rox- 
bury, was the mother 
of all of his children. She survived her husband, and died at Shrewsbury, 
2 August, i6gy.-f She was a woman of much force of character, and was 
among the first to provide by will for the liberation of slaves. 

Children of Richard^ and Abigail Lippincott : 

(2) i. Remembrance Lippincott'^ baptized 19 September, 1641 ; died 11 April, 1723; mar- 

ried Margaret Barber. 

(3) ii. John LIPPINCOTT^ born 6 November, 1644; died 16 April, 1720; married (i) 

Ann Barber; (2) Jennette Austin, 
iii. Abigail Lippincott^ born 17 January, 1646; died 9 March, same year. 

(4) iv. Restore LIPPINCOTT^ born 3 July, 1652 or 1653; died in July, 1741. 

(5) V. Freedom Lippincott^ born i September, 1655 or 1656; died in 1697; married 

Mary Austin. 

(6) vi. Increase LIPPINCOTT^ born 5 December, 1657; died 29 November, 1695; married 

Samuel Dennis, 
vii. Jacob LIPPINC0TT^ born 11 May, 1660; died 6 February, 1689. He resided at 
Shrewsburg. By wife, Grace Woolley, he had two children, — Jacob Lippincott', 
died 6 November, 1687, and Ruth Lippincott', who died 21 February, 1689. 
viii. Preserved LIPPINCOTT^ born in Rhode Island, 25 February, 1663 ; died at Shrews- 
bury, in March, 1666. 

2. REMEMBRANCE LIPPINCOTT^ (Richard^), the eldest son of 
Richard and Abigail Lippincott, was born at Dorchester, Massachusetts, where 



he was baptized, 19 September, 1641 ; died at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, 11 
April, 1723. He settled with his father at the latter place in 1666, and became 

* Salem Deeds, B, 42, 45, 49, 52, 55. 

t The posterity of Richard and Abigail Lippincott have been numerous. Many years ago an 
extended genealogical chart of the family was published, a copy of which is preserved among the 
archives of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 



there a prominent and useful citizen. He was a farmer and a large land- 
owner, and served in several public employments. In 1701 he was a petitioner 
to the king, asking that the government of East Jersey be taken under the 
crown, should the Proprietors of the province not appoint a suitable person 
as governor. Although he was baptized in infancy in the Puritan Church, 
he was reared in the Society of 
Friends, became one of its min- 
isters, and was clerk of the 
Monthly and Quarterly Meet- 
ings of Shrewsbury for many years. He married, circa 1665, Margaret Bar- 
ber, of Boston, who was mentioned in his will of 23 February, 17 19. 

Children of Remembrance^ and Margaret (Barber) Lippincott: 

i. Joseph Lippincott^ died in infancy, 
ii. Elizabeth Lippincott^ twin of Joseph, died in infancy, 
iii. Abigail Lippincott^ born 18 February, 167- ; died 9 September, 1674. 
iv. Richard Lippincott^ born 19 March, 167- ; died 12 July, 1723, leaving issue; 

married, 12 December, 1695, Mary White, of Shrewsbury. 
V. Elizabeth Lippincott^ born 29 November, 1677; married, 7 April, 1699, Joseph 

Parker, of Monmouth County, and by him had issue, 
vi. Joseph Lippincott', born 28 March, 1680; married, 17 October, 1701, Elizabeth 

White, of Shrewsbury, 
vii. William Lippincott^ born 17 December, 1682; died 6 March, 1765; married 

Hannah Wilbur, and had issue, 
viii. Abigail Lippincott^ born 17 November, 1685 ; married Peter White. 
ix. Sarah LIPPINCOTT^ born 24 July, 1688; married, 2 May, 1706, John Williams. 
X. Ruth Lippincott", born 6 October, 1691 ; married William Woolley. 

xi. Mary Lippincott*, born 26 September, 1693 ; married Morris. 

xii. Grace LIPPINCOTT^ born 13 April, 1695; died 3 May, 1703. 

3. JOHN LIPPINCOTT2 (Richard^), was born at Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, 6 November, 1644; died at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, 16 April, 1720. 

He resided at Shrewsbury from the 
time his father removed there until 
his death. He was a farmer, and 
possessed a landed estate, which he 
devised by will of 17 March, 1720, to his children given below. He married 
(i) Ann Barber, who died in 1707; (2), 6 February, 17 10, Jennette Austin. 

Children of John^ and Ann Lippincott : 

i. John Lippincott', married 7 July, 1692, Sarah Hewitt. He was an elder of 
Shrewsbury Meeting. 



ii. Robert LIPPINCOTT^ born 19 November, 16 — , and died young. 

iii. Preserved Lippincott', born 15 September, 1675 ; married Elizabeth . She 

married, as second wife, 19 July, 1739, William Brinley, Esqf- (See Corlies 
Family, No. 4.) He was one of the executors of his father's will, 
iv. Mary LIPPINCOTT^ born 4 January, 1677; married, 28 October, 1697, Thomas 

Hooten, of Burlington County. 
V. Ann LIPPINC0TT^ born 17 June, 1680; married, 2 July, 1701, Joseph Wing. (See 

Wing Family, No. 7.) 
vi. Margaret Lippincott', born 7 May, 1683; married, 29 July, 1703, John Tilton. 
vii. Robert Lippincott', born 12 December, 1685; died in the Barbadoes in 1717 or 

1718: married and left issue. 
viii. Deborah Lippincott^ born 30 May, 1690 ; named in her father's will. 

4. RESTORE LIPPINC0TT2 (Richard^), was the third son of 
Richard Lippincott, and was born at Plymouth, Devonshire, England, 3 July, 
1652 or 1653, and died near ]\Iount Holly, New Jersey, about 20 July, 1741. 
Although he was approaching, at his decease, his ninetieth year, he was yet 
regarded as one much older. The noted Quaker Minister, Thomas Chalkley, 
attended his funeral, and made this note in his Journal : "On fourth day, the 
22d, I was at Mount Holly, at the burial of our ancient friend. Restored Lip- 
pincott; he was, as I understood, nearly one hundred years of age, and had 
upwards of two hundred children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, 
many of whom were at his funeral." 

Mr. Lippincott was brought to America by his parents, and he accom- 
panied them on their removal from Rhode Island to Shrewsbury, New Jersey. 
He married shortly after he attained his majority, and established himself 
upon a plantation at Shrewsbury, where he acquired several tracts of land, 
and where he resided until 1692. During that year he purchased a plantation 
of five hundred and seventy acres in Northampton, Burlington County, to 
which he removed, and upon which he resided at his death. In 1701 he was 
elected from that county a representative to the West Jersey Assembly,* and 
in the same year he joined with the Provincial Council and the members of 
the Assembly in the petition which they addressed to King William, asking 
for the confirmation of Andrew Hamilton as governor of the Colony. This 
Assembly was the last to meet under the West Jersey government, as in 1702 
the Proprietors of the provinces of East and West Jersey surrendered their 
rights of government to the crown, whereupon Queen Anne united the two 
governments under one, naming it New Jersey, and appointing Lord Corn- 
bury as governor. The first Assembly under the new regime met at Perth 

* New Jersey Archives, first series, ii. 380. 


Amboy in 1703.* Mr. Lippincott was chosen one of its members, and par- 
ticipated in its deliberations. He was re-elected in 1704, and continued to 
serve in such capacity until the Assembly was dissolved in October, 1706. 

Mr. Lippincott was an active and highly esteemed member of the Society 
of Friends, and died in the profession of that faith, and was buried in Friends' 
ground at Mount Holly. In 1716, a house for the religious meetings of 
Friends in the vicinity of Mount Holly was constructed. For some years prior 
to that these meetings were held in Mr. Lippincott's mansion. His will, 
dated 16 March, 1733-34, and proved 13 December, 1741, names son James, 
daughters Rachel Dawson, Abigail Shinn, Rebecca Gaskill, and Elizabeth 
Shinn, and grandsons Joseph and Restore Lippincott and David and Jonathan 

He married (i), at Shrewsbury, 6 November, 1674, Hannah, daughter 
of William Shattuck, f born at Boston, 8 July, 1654; died before 1729, during 
which year he married (2) Martha Owen, widow of Joshua Owen. 

Children of Restore^ and Hannah (Shattuck) Lippincott: 

i. Samuel Lippincott', born 12 September, 1675 ; married Ann Hulett, and had 

ii. Abigail Lippincott', born 16 February, 1677 ; married, 3 May, 1697, James Shinn, 
and had issue. (See " Genealogy of the Shinn Family.") 

iii. Hannah Lippincott', born 15 Novem- 
ber, 1679. 
iv. Hope Lippincott', born in October, 1681 ; 
married, 15 April, 1701, William 

V. Rebecca Lippincott', born 24 November, 1684; married, 5 June, 1704, Josiah 

vi. James Lippincott', born 11 June, 1687; died in 1760; married, 12 September, 1709, 
Ann, daughter of Thomas Eves, and had issue. Among his descendants was 
the late eminent publisher of Philadelphia, Joshua B. Lippincott, Esqr. 
vii. Elizabeth Lippincott'. born 15 March, 1690; married, in June, 1712, George Shinn, 

and had issue. (See "Genealogy of the Shinn Family.") 
viii. Jacob Lippincott', born in August, 1692, and settled in Salem County. He mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Henry Burr by his wife Elizabeth Hudson. She died 
9 January, 1771, in the seventy-third year of her age, leaving issue. Among 
the descendants was the late Joshua Lippincott, of Philadelphia, who was a 
director of the Bank of the United States and president of the Schuylkill 
Navigation Company. 

ix. Rachel Lippincott', born 8 January, 1695; married (i) Zachariah Jess (see Jess 
Family, No. i); (2) Francis Dawson. 

/iaft'fio^ ^C^p^uocJ: 

* Smith's History- of New Jersey, 276, 289. 
t See note to Corlies Family. 




5. FREEDOM LIPPINC0TT2 (Richard^), was born at Stonehouse, 
near Plymouth, Devonshire, England, i September, 165- (probably 1656), 
and died in Burlington County, New Jersey, in 1697. He was the first of 
the Lippincott family to settle in the latter county, whither he removed from 

Shrewsbury, about 1687, in which 
year he purchased a plantation of two 
hundred and eighty-eight acres, lo- 
cated on Rancocas Creek. His resi- 
dence was on the bank of the creek, " where the king's highway crossed the 
same, about where Bridgeboro now stands." * He was a tanner. The inven- 
tory of his estate bears date 13 June, 1697. He married, 4 October, 1680, 
Mary Austin, who may not have been his only wife. 

Children of Freedom^ and Mary (Austin) Lippincott: 

i. Samuel Lippincott', born 24 December, 1684; died in 1760; married, 17 June, 1708, 

Hope, daughter of John Wills. They had issue. 
ii. Thomas LIPPINCOTT^ born 28 December, 1686; died 5 November, 1759; married 
(i), 19 December, 1711, Mary, daughter of John and Esther Haines; (2) 
Mercy, widow of Thomas Middleton ; (3) Rachel Smith, a widow. Issue. 
iii. Judith Lippincott', born 22 August, 1689; married, 9 November, 1710, Joseph 

Stokes (See " Genealog>' of the Stokes Family"), and by him left issue. 
iv. Mary Lippincott', born 21 November, 1691 ; married Edward Peake. 
V. Freedom Lippincott', born 6 February, 1693; died about 1764; married, 17 Novem- 
ber, 1715, Elizabeth, daughter of John Wills, and left issue. 

6. INCREASE LIPPINCOTT^ (Richard^), was born at Stonehouse, 
near Plymouth, Devonshire, England, 5 December, 1657; died at Shrewsbury, 
New Jersey, 29 November, 1695. She married Samuel Dennis, of Shrews- 
bury, who survived his wife, and died at Shrewsbury, 7 June, 1723, aged 
seventy-two years and six months, and was buried in Christ Church grounds 
in that town. His will, dated 4 May, 171 5, was proved 6 August, 1723, and 
named children Samuel. Jacob, Abigail Leeds, Zibeah, and Rachel. He owned 
a farm at Shrewsbury, and lands in Freehold, New Jersey. 

Children of Increase Lippincott^ by Samuel Dennis : 

i. Abigail Dennis', born 25 May, 1682; married, in May, 171 1, Philo Leeds. 

ii. Samuel Dennis', born 18 August, 168- ; married, in July, 1716, Ann West, 
iii. Jacob Dennis', born 25 December, 1690; married, 30 March, 1720, Clemence 

iv. Zibeah Dennis', born in 1693; married, in 1723, John Hulett. 

V. Rachel Dennis', born 24 November, 1695 ; married, in May, 1718, Isaac Stelle. 

* Clements's " First Emigrant Settlers of Newton Township, Old Gloucester County," 383. 




25otitne Eincagc 

Jean Bodine» = . Francis Bridon — — 

Jean Bodine" = Esther Bridon. James Dey = Mary Mulliner. 

Francis Bodine* = Maria Dey. 

Francis Bodine* = 

Joel Bodine* = Mary Corlies. 

' 1 
William Coffin = Ann Bodme*. 

Clayton Brown Rogers = Eliza Coffin'. 
Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers'* 


HE Bodines of New York, New Jersey, and, indeed, of 
America, have their origin in the family le Boiidin or de 
Baiidain, and the antiquity of the surname is attested by 
French charters * of the twelfth century. The family le 
Boudin was settled in Cambray, in France, originally a dis- 
trict in the Low Countries, as early as 1126, f and bore 
for arms : D'azur au chev. d'or, ace. de trois roses du meme : 
au chef d'arg., charge de trois merlette du champe. :{: 

In France the family has borne an honorable part 
in war and peace, and has given to the world the noted 
political thinker and philosophical reasoner, Jean Bodin, 
a native of Angers, born 31 May, 1530, died of the plague at Laon in 1596, 
the father of political science, if Machiavelli be excepted, and the author of 
" Livres de la Republique," Paris, 1576. Sir William Hamilton [i 729-1 803] 
said of him that, from the time of Aristotle until Montesquieu the six books of 
Bodin's form the ablest and most remarkable treatise extant on the philosophy 
of government and legislation. 

Gaspard de Bodin, of the branch Bodin de Boisrenarce, progenitor of 
the Bodins de Galumbert, was captain of the grenadiers of Guyenne and 
Chevalier de St. Louis, and left the service in 1767 with the rank of brevet- 
major. This line bore the arms of le Boudin, with the addition of lions as 

* Registers du Pais Bas et L'Abbaye de S'Autbert, Cambray. 

t Hist, de Cambray, i. 174. 

t Reitstap Armorial General, Tome i. 





supporters. Of this family was Jean Francis Bodin, the historian, born at 
Angers, 26 September, 1776, died in 1829, author of " Recherches historiques 
sur Saumur et le haut Anjou," pubHshed in 1821 and 1822; and " Recherches 
historiques sur Angers et le bas Anjou." His son, Felix Bodin, born at 
Saumur, in December, 1795, died at Paris, 7 May, 1837, was likewise the 
author of several important historical works. Dr. Pierre Joseph Francois 
Bodin, the famous deputy for the Department Loire, who voted for the 
deportation of Louis XVL, was also of this branch. 

1. JEAN BODINES of the Cambray family, is said to have removed 
to MediSj in the province of Saintonge, France, where his son Jean was born 
in 1645. He was doubtless a Huguenot, and left the country of his nativity 
to find an asylum in other lanck, and^it js thpvigl>t,tha^ he made a short stay 
in Holland, as well as in EfigiaiTS^"^efore his Qomi'Ag to New York, where, 
on 3 November, 1677, he witnessed, with Maria Creison, at the Reformed 
Dutch Church, the baptism of Jan, son of Andries Canon by his wife Janetje 
Pluck. He settled on Staten Island, New York, at which place he had a 
survey of land, i April, 1686,* and where he died during the latter part of 
1694. His estate was administered upon, 4 March, 1695, by Paulus Richards, 
and before the final settlement thereof his son Jean Bodine appeared as 
defendant in a suit against the same.f Nothing is known of his wife or of 
children other than the son given below. 

Child of Jean Bodine^, born at Medis, France: 

(2) Jean BoDINE^ born 9 May, 1645; married (i) Crocheron; (2) Esther Bridon. 

2. JEAN BODINE^ (Jean^) was, according to a tradition universal 
in the family, born at Medis, France, 9 May, 1645, ^^'^ naturalized at London, 
England, 21 March, 1682, with second wife Esther, her parents, Francis 
and Jane Susan Bridon, and Francis Bridon, their son. | For a short period 

* Richmond County, N. Y., Deeds, D, 131. 

t New York Wills, Liber v. 76, 106. 

X Agnew's French Protestant Exiles, ii. 45. Others of the Bodine family had found a home in 
England before this : 

Jacques le Baudain and his brother Matthias le Baudain, born near Tournay, became merchants 
of London, about 1550. 

Nicholas Baudoin, minister in charge both of St. Pierre Port in Guernsey and of St. Marie in Jersey. 
It appears that M. Baudoin accepted the charge in Jersey in 1585, owing to some disagreement between 
the French members and the Governor of Guernsey. He was however recalled to Guernsey and re- 
instated in the French Parish in 1599. He died in 1613, aged eighty-seven years. 

Jasper Bodden removed from France to London, before 22 April, 1572, at which time he had a 
daughter Catherine, baptized at the Dutch Church of Austin Friars. 



he resided at Rye, in Sussex, where at least two of his children were born,* 
after which he emigrated to the New World, possibly joining his father on 
Staten Island, and was living in the latter place at his father's death in 1695. 
His attention was attracted to the undulating fertile lands of Middlesex 
County, New Jersey, and thither he went, possibly with the intention of 
making a home in that district. He purchased on 12 May, 1701,! being 
then described as of Middlesex County, East Jersey, eighty acres of land on 
the west side of Staten Island, at Charles Neck, and removed there almost 
immediately, as his cattle-mark was entered at that place the following year, | 
On 8 May, 1722, he bought of Francis Bridon another tract of eighty acres 
at the same place, § and on 2 February, 1736, Jelan Cossou and Esther 
Cossou, heirs-at-law to Francis Bridon, conveyed to him a dwelling-house 
and tract of ten acres also at Charles Neck, || He was living as late as 7 
March, 1736, when he and his wife, Esther, sold lands to Francois Coden and 
John Lis.^ 

He married (i) Crocheron, whose father, John Crocheron, was 

among the emigres to Staten Island, and who, by his will of 13 Decem- 
ber, 1695, described himself as of great age, and bequeathed his estate to his 
wife Mary, eldest son Nicholas, son Anthony, and to his " other children." ** 
The son Nicholas Crocheron did not long survive his father, and his will, 
dated 10 February, 1702, gave half his paternal estate to his "nephews and 
nieces, the children of John Bodine by his first wife," He also left a legacy 
to the French congregation on Staten Island, ff Jean Bodine married (2), 
probably in England, Esther, the daughter of Francis Bridon, $$ who was 

Daniel Bodin and Catherine Le Brun his wife, had daughters, Marie and Marte, baptized at the 
French Church in Threadneedle Street, London, 3 February, 1628, and daughter, Barbe, 29 January, 

Daniel Bodin and Marie his wife, had daughter Judic, baptized at the same church, 19 August, 
1638, at which ceremony Pierre Bodin was a witness. 

David Boudin, a native of Rouen, married at the church in Threadneedle Street, Jenne Du Guais, 
widow of Abraham Rony of Liege, 13 October, 1636. 

Guillaume Bodine and wife, Clara Guiry, had son Jonas, baptized 13 January, 1635. 

Fran9ois Bodien had daughter Marie, baptized 10 September, 1643. 

* Registers of Rye. 

t Richmond County Deeds, B, 402. 

t Richmond County Court Records, 

§ Richmond County Deeds, C, 299. || Ibid., D, 131. 11 Ibid. 

** New York Wills, v., vi. 56 (?). tt Ibid., vii. 410. 

tt Port des Barques, near the mouth of Charente, Saintonge, France, was the home of Francis 
Bridon. He escaped to England in 1681, and afterwards came to Boston and was Elder of the French 
Church. His son Francis Bridon returned to Port des Barques for property in 1684, as Francis Bridon, 
wife, and two children fled in 1681, leaving property valued at eight hundred livres. Francis Bridon, 
his wife Susanna, son Francis, Jun"", servant Ellas Vatlet, were naturalized in England, March 21, 
1682. (Baird's History of the Huguenots.) 



naturalized in London, and who may have accompanied his son-in-law to New 
York, where he died in May, 1704,* having made his daughter, Esther Bo- 
dine, the executor of his estate. The other heirs, under his will of 7 No- 
vember, 1703, were son Francis Bridon, and daughter Susanna Rushe.f 
Francis Bridon, the younger, died in October, 1723, leaving a widow, Susanna 
Bridon, whose will, which bears date 10 November, 1724, gives to her 
" cousin" John Bodine a life interest in certain lands in Charles Neck, Staten 
Island, with remainder to his wife, Esther, and to their children. | 

The descendants of Jean or John Bodine are scattered far and wide in 
the United States, and are people of character and substance who have borne 
their part in peace and was as law-abiding citizens and as active patriots. 

Children of Jean- and (Crocheron) Bodine: § 

(3) i. Isaac BoDINE^ died in July, 1752; married (i) Cataleyn ; (2) Jannetje . 

(4) ii. Jacob Bodine', died in May, 1748; married (i) Elizabeth Lubetze; (2) Cath- 

erine . 

(5) iii. Peter Bodine', married Marretje . 

(6) iv. Abraham BoDINE^ married Adriantje Janse. 

(7) V. Vincent BoDINE^ died about May, 1744; married Heylte Smith. 

Children of Jean^ and Esther (Bridon) Bodine; the first two born at Rye, 
in Sussex, England: 

vi. Marianna Bodine', born 5 March, 1680; married Jean Abelin, who was deceased 
before 18 June, 1724, when Marianna Abelin, of New York, widow, offered a 
petition relative to the will and effects of her brother, Jean Bodine, and 
declared that her portion of the latter " is unjustly detained by her uncle 
Dennis Rushe, of New York, shipwright." || Issue: Jean Abelin,* baptized 
7 August, 1719. 

vii. John Bodine', born 2;^ January, 1681. His will, dated January, 1707, proved 
19 June, 1724,11 gave his estate to brothers Eleazer and Francis, and to sisters 
Esther and Mary, and stated that he was outward bound on a voyage to sea 
against his Majesty's enemies, with Captain Tongslough, in the ship New 
York Galley, 
viii. Eleazer Bodine', mentioned in his brother's will of 1707. 

ix. Esther Bodine', living in January, 1707. 

(8) X. Francis Bodine', married Maria Dey. 

3. ISAAC BODINE^" (Jean-, Jean^), was a resident of Bridgewater 
Township, Somerset County, as early as 26 September, 1700, when, with his 

* New York Wills (?). t Ibid., ix. 412. J Ibid., x. 5. 

§ There were possibly other children. 
II English Manuscripts, 486. 
il New York Wills, x. 164. 



wife, he witnessed a baptism at the Raritan Dutch Church, of which he was 
later a member. He was the executor of the will of Hendrick Mulliner, of 
Somerset County, 25 January, 1712; and one of the commissioners of roads 
for the county, 16 April, 1735. He died in 1752, and his son Frederick admin- 
istered on his estate, 4 xA.ugust of that year, the widow Jannetje waiving her 
rights in his favor. 

He married (1) Cataleyn , who was the mother of eight of his 

children, and who died after 13 October, 17 19. He married (2), circa 1722, 
Janet je . 

Children of Isaac^ and Cataleyn ( ) Bodine; all baptized at the Raritan 

(now Somerville) Church: 

i. John Bodine*, baptized 19 October, 1703, probably died young. 

ii. John Bodine', baptized as Jantien, 30 April, 1707; died without issue in June, 
I74i,.his will being admitted to probate on the 26th of that month. He mar- 
ried Margaret .* 

iii. Frederick Bodine*, baptized 26 April, 1709; died in October, 1770; t lived in 
Bridgewater Township; married (i) Sarah Rappelyea; (2) Elsie Bogert. 
Issue by Sarah Rappelyea: i. Sarah Bodine', baptized 3 November, 1734; died 

young. 2. Isaac Bodine', baptized 27 May, 1739; married Margaret . 3. 

Sarah Bodine', baptized 8 March, 1740-41 ; married John Van Nest. 4. Mary 
Bodine^ baptized 19 November, 1746; married Simon Cole. Issue by Elsie 
Bogert: 5. John Bodine', baptized 19 January, 1754. 6. Elsie Bodine', bap- 
tized 6 June, 1756. 7. Catalvntje Bodine', baptized 21 October, 1758. 8. 
GuiSBERT Bodine', baptized 20 March, 1763; died in Chester Township, Morris 
County, New Jersey, 21 August, 1838; married Catherine Dean. 

iv. Maryken Bodine*, baptized 25 April, 171 1. 
V. Kataleyn Bodine*, baptized 2 November, 1713. 

vi. Isaac Bodine*, baptized 18 May, 1715. 

vii. Abraham Bodine*, baptized 31 July, 1717; made his will 14 June, 1769, proved 
3 July of that year ; lived in Bridgewater Township ; married Mary, daughter 
of Cornelius Low. t Issue: i. John Bodine', baptized 15 August, 1743. 2. 
JuDic Bodine', baptized 31 March, 1745; married (i) Samuel Williamson; 
(2) as second wife, Peter, son of Abraham Bodine (No. 6). 3. Mary Bodine', 
married Thomas Cooper, of Somerville. 4. C.\talyntje Bodine', baptized 
3 September, 1749. 5. Jane Bodine'. 6. Sarah Bodine', baptized 10 August, 
1753- 7- Cornelius Bodine', § baptized 14 November, I75S; died 12 June. 
1820 ; married Margaret Sutphen. 
viii. Elizabeth Bodine*, baptized 13 October, 1719; married Jacob Van Nest. 

* New Jersey Probate Records at Trenton, Liber E, 424, 425. 

t Ibid, Liber L, 46, 47. 

X Ibid, Liber K, 114. 

§ Cornelius Bodine,' served in the Revolutionary War, and is said to have been in the battle of 
Monmouth. He removed from Somerset County, New Jersey, to Muncy, Pennsylvania, about 1786, 
and in 1802 he went to Ovid, Seneca County, New York, where he took land on the Military Reserva- 
tion. He died 12 June, 1820, and his wife, 13 November, 1824. Both are buried in the Gospel Lot 



Children of Isaac^ and Jannetje ( ) Bodine; baptized at the North 

Branch Church, now at Readington : 

ix. Hester Bodine*, baptized 25 December, 1723. 
X. Isaac Bodine*, baptized 16 August, 1730. 
xi. Janatje Bodine*, baptized with Isaac, 16 August, 1730.* 

4. JACOB BODINE^ (Jean^, Jean^), was a member of the Raritan 
Dutch Church in 171 1. In 1716 he was hcensed to keep an inn in Middlesex 
County, which, if he ever carried it on, must have been sufficiently near to 
Somerville to allow him to maintain relations with the Raritan church, where 
all his children were baptized. He died intestate in Hunterdon County in 
1748, and his estate was administered upon by his widow, Catherine, on 23 
May of that year.f 

His first wife, Elizabeth, the mother of all his children, and whom he 
married about 1710, was probably Elizabeth Lubetze. He married (2) Cath- 
erine , who survived him, and who married Roelef Roelefson, 

Children of Jacob^ and Elizabeth (Lubetze?) Bodine: 

i. Mary Bodine*, baptized 25 April, 1711. 

ii. John Bodine*, baptized 4 October, 1714; died young, 

iii. St. Jantien Bodine*, baptized 22 August, 1716. 

iv. Jacob Bodine*, baptized 5 April, 1719. 

V. Catherine Bodine*, baptized 2 April, 1721. 

vi. Cornelius Bodine*, baptized 29 September, 1723. 

vii. Antje Bodine*, baptized 27 August, 1726. 

5. PETER BODINE^ (Jean^, Jean^), was at Three Mile Run in 1712, 
and he was among those whom the Reverend Theodorus Jacobus Freling- 

Cemetery at Ovid. His three eldest children were baptized at Readington, New Jersey, and the 
others at Muncy. Issue: i. Abraham Bodine, ^ baptized 19 September, 1779; died near Hughesville, 
Pennsylvania, 23 December, 1862. He did not remove to New York with his father, but remained on 
the West Branch of the Susquehanna; married (i) Mary Paxon ; (2) Barbara Cruze. 2. Peter 
Bodine,* baptized 25 March, 1781 ; died at Ovid, in 1846 ; married Elizabeth Harris. 3. John Bodine*, 
baptized i January, 1785 ; died at Wayne, New York, in 1846 ; married Margaret Swarthout. 4. Cor- 
nelius Bodine,* born 1787 ; died at Irelandville, New York, 23 December, 1865 ; married Mary 
Towne. 5. Gilbert Bodine,* born 1790; died at Romulus, New York, 20 January, 1854; married 
Mary Swarthout. 6. Isaac Bodine,* born 1794; died at Ovid, 24 February, 1840; married Mary 
Drake. 7. Charles Bodine,* born 1796; died 25 January, 1796. 8. George Bodine,* born at 
Muncy, 8 January, 1798 ; died at Ovid, 15 May, 1868 ; married Ann Van Nest. For further information 
of these families, see " History of the Branch of the Bodine Family founded by Cornelius Bodine, a 
Soldier of the Revolution, and a Pioneer of the Lake Country of Central New York," by Edward P. 
Bodine, i2mo, 20 pp., Buffalo, 1897. 

* There was an Isaac Bodine and wife Engeltje, who had, baptized at the Readington Church, 
Isaac Bodine, 18 August, 1723, and Peter Bodine, 3 September, 1727. 

t New Jersey Probate Records, Liber E, 187. 



huysen antagonized by his forceful preaching, and who voted, in 1729, for 
Mr. FreHnghuysen's removal from the united churches of Three Mile Run. 
Raritan, and North Branch. During the Colonial period lotteries were fruit- 
ful sources of raising funds for particular objects, and were often of great 
public utility. The following from the New York Weekly Post Boy of 28 
November, 1748, well describes the land lottery system then in vogue: 

" The scheme of a Lottery to be drawn at Rariton-Landing in the County 
of Middlesex, in New Jersey, by Mr. Peter Bodine, for raising £1302, New 
Jersey money, at Eight Shillings per Ounce. This Lottery consists of 195 
Lots of Land, belonging to the said Peter Bodine, and are situated some of 
them in the very Heart of that growing Place, known by the Name of Raritan- 
Landing, which is the market for the most plentiful Wheat Country of its 
Bigness in America. The front Lots on the North Side of the Main Road 
are Number 14, and are all 63 Foot front, and are one with the other 150 
foot back, and some more. There are great Improvements on two of the said 
front Lots, such as Houses, Store-Houses, Gardens, and other Out-Houses. 
There is also fronting the South Side of the main Road, 9 good building 
Lots of 63 Foot front, and 132 Foot back and some larger; on one of which 
there is a good new House. Also 16 Lots between the main road and the 
River, each Lot containing near an Acre; all which Lots are very con- 
veniently situated for loading of Boats, and for the Market. 

" There is also 156 other Lots, containing one with the other near Three 
Quarters of an Acre, some of which are well timbred, and so contrived in 
the laying them out, that they are commodiously situated for Building and 
other Uses. The Lottery consists of 930 Tickets, at Twenty Eight Shillings, 
Jersey money at 8.y. per ounce each, amounting to the said sum of £1302; 
of which Tickets 195 are to be fortunate, agreeable to the Number of Lots, 
which are of different Values according to their different Situations. Messrs. 
Bernardus Le Grange and George Vroome are appointed Managers of the 
said Lottery, which will be drawn on the first Day of February next, and 
sooner if full, at some convenient place at the said Raritan-Landing, under 
the Inspection of Edivard Antil, Esq^., and Mr. Hendrick Vroome, and others 
to join them if need be; who, with the said Managers, will be upon Oath 
for the faithful Discharge of that Trust. The fortunate Tickets will be pub- 
lished in the New York Gazette, as soon as drawn ; and the said Bodine will 
be at the Expence of laying out each Lot severally, but the Drawer to be at 
the expence of a Deed. A Map of the Whole is already carefully prepared, 
and will be shown at the Time of Drawing, and at any Time before, to such 
as have a Mind to be Adventurers. 



" This Lottery must be at least as advantageous as any that has as yet 
appeared : First, Because the lowest Prize will be worth at least Four Pounds, 
and so gradually ascending to £250. Secondly, Because there will be but little 
more than three and a half Blanks to a Prize: And Thirdly, Because the Lots 
must increase in Value very fast, as being situate in the most flourishing 
Part of the Province, and surrounded by a very fruitful, well-settled and fast- 
growing Country, to which this Landing is the most natural, easy and best 
Market. Tickets may be had at the said Bodine's, and the said Managers." 

A later announcement reads : 

" Notice is hereby given. That the Lottery to be drawn at the Raritan 
Landing in New Jersey, by Mr. Peter Bodine, is not yet quite full, obliges 
the Drawing to be postpon'd a little; it will, however be drawn as soon as 
possible: and those who incline to become Adventurers, are desired to be 
expeditious : Tickets are sold by Messrs. Barnardus Legrange and George 
Vroom, the Managers, or the printer hereof. — Weekly Post Boy, March 20, 

1 749-" 

And still another in the issue of the same paper of 10 July: 

" Whereas the Lottery of Mr. Peter Bodine, at the Rariton Landing, 
is very near full ; Notice is therefore given, That the Numbers will be put 
in the Boxes, on Tuesday the Fifteenth Day of August next, so that the 
Drawing may begin the next Day, if full, otherwise the Money to be restored ; 
which 'tis hoped will not be the Case, as it is as well calculated as any that 
has as yet appeared ; there is but about three and a half Blanks to a Prize, and 
a great many very valuable Prizes, without any manner of Deduction to the 
Drawer, only the expenses of a Deed. A few Tickets still remain to be sold 
by Messrs. Barnardus Legrange and George Vroom, the said Managers, and 
the Printer hereof, at 28 shillings each. Money at ^s per oz. — Weekly Post 
Boy, July 10, 1749." 

The end came a few weeks later : 

"The Land Lottery of Mr. Peter Bodine at Rariton Landing is drawn; 
but the Numbers came to Hand too late to be printed in this Weeks Paper. — 
The Weekly Post Boy, August 28, 1749." 

The issue of 4 September following contains " A List of the Numbers 
of the Prizes in the Land Lottery of Mr. Peter Bodine at Rariton Landing." * 

Peter Bodine administered on the estate of his son John Bodine, 9 April, 
I747,t and executed a quit-claim deed for property in Piscataway, formerly 

* New Jersey Archives, vol. xii. 
t New Jersey Probate Records, Liber E, 24. 


that of his said son, lo November, 1747. The date and place of his death 
are uncertain. In 1754 a Peter Bodine was hving in Montgomery County, 

New York, and he was probably of this family. He married Margrita , 

who may not have been the mother of his eldest children; and he doubtless 
had others than those given below. 

Children of Peter Bodine^ ; baptized at the Dutch Church at Three Mile Run, 
and at Somerville : 

i. Peter Bodine^ born circa 1710; married Agnes Constance de Bruyn, and had: i. 
Maria Bodine°, born 8 December, 1731 ; married Cornelius Ten Broeck,* born 
14 May, 1727; died 26 June, 1766. Their eldest son, Major John C. Ten Broeck, 
served with distinction throughout the Revolution, was engaged in the battles 
of Trenton, Brandywine, and Monmouth, shared the privations of Valley Forge, 
and was wounded at Yorktown. He was an original member of the Society 
of the Cincinnati, and his place descended to the late William Ketchum, of 
Plattsburg, New York. Their third son, Peter Bodine Ten Broeck, enlisted in 
1776 under Colonel Robert Van Rensselaer; a miniature of him in uniform is 
still extant. 2. Peter Bodine°, ancestor of the Bodines of Flemington, New 
Jersey, and Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

ii. John Bodine*, baptized 30 April, 1712; died about March, 1747; married Catherine 

. Issue, baptized at Three Mile Run: i. Gabriel Bodine', baptized 11 

January, 1737. 2. Catherine Bodine', baptized 25 March, 1739. 3. Johannes 
Bodine', baptized 5 January, 1743. 

iii. David Bodine*, baptized 3 April, 1717; probably removed to Montgomery County, 
New York. 

iv. Marretje Bodine*, baptized 15 October, 1738, at Somerville. 

6. ABRAHAM BODINE^^ (Jean^, Jean^), witnessed a baptism at the 
North Branch [Readington] Dutch Church in 1715. On 18 July, 1722,! 
he purchased of Elizabeth Merlatt, both being described as of Piscataway, 
some sixty acres of land on Ambrose Brook, % near Piscataway, which he 
afterwards sold, purchasing on 24 April, 1752, a tract of land adjoining his 
then residence on the North Branch of the Raritan. In this year one Abraham 
Bodine, possibly he, owned a part of the Peter Van Nest tract on the west side 
of the North Branch. The date of his death is uncertain. He married, about 
1723, Adriantje Janse. 

* Ten Broeck Genealogy. Compiled by Emma Ten Broeck Rank, New York, 1897. 8vo. vii and 
277 pp. Illustrated. 

t East Jersey Surveyor's Association, Liber AB5, folio 433. 

t Ambrose Brook rises between the present towns of Stelton and Metuchen, Middlesex County, 
about the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and empties into the Bound Brook at the town of Bound 

II 161 


Children of Abraham^ and Adriantje (Janse) Bodine: 

i. Catherine Bodine*, baptized at Readington, 14 April, 1725 ; married Lodowyck 

ii. Peter Bodine*, baptized at Readington, 11 December, 1726; died intestate in July, 
1789; married (1), license, 5 October, 1749, Mary Wartrebe; (2) Judick 
Bodine, daughter of Abraham Bodine, and widow of Samuel Williamson. 

iii. Elizabeth Bodine*, baptized at New Brunswick, 23 September, 1728. 

iv. John Bodine*, baptized at Readington, 6 September, 1730; married Femmetje 

V. Abraham Bodine*, baptized at Somerville, 15 April, 1733. 

vi. Judick Bodine*, born 17 March, baptized 20 April, 1735 ; died at Bound Brook, 
where she was buried, 17 July, 1796; married John Thomson, born in Scot- 
land, IS April, 1730; killed near Shamokin, Pennsylvania, by a band of Indians 
led by a Tory, 10 June, 1778. Issue : John Thomson.* 
vii. Isaac Bodine*, baptized 10 July, 1737. 
viii. Okeu Bodine*, baptized 18 November, 1739. 

ix. Arriantje Bodine*, baptized 18 November, 1741. 

X. Maria Bodine*, baptized 10 June, 1744. 

7. VINCENT BODINE^ (Jean^, Jean^), appears as a resident of 
New York City 10 April, 1710, when, with his wife Heyltje, he witnessed the 
baptism of Hester, the daughter of Denys Riisje [Rushe] and Susanna Bri- 
don. He was a mariner, and, in 1720, captain of the sloop " Mary," which 
cleared from the port of New York for St, Christophers, 25 July, 1720. His 
return voyage occupied twenty-two days. On his arrival in New York he 
stated that a day or two before sailing from St. Christophers " a pyrate ship of 

* John Thomson, the father, lived in Readington, New Jersey, whence he removed to "the Sha- 
mokin Country," in Pennsylvania, about 1775. His only child, John Thompson, was born near White 
House Station, New Jersey, 3 July, 1772, and died at Pleasant Run, New Jersey, 9 March, 1847 ; mar- 
ried (i), I December, 1793, Hannah Van Sickle, born 29 February, 1772; died 18 May, 1806. He mar- 
ried (2), I May, 1807, Elizabeth Morehead, born 25 July, 1775, died 16 January, 1861. Issue by first 
marriage; i. Andrew Thompson, born 23 September, 1794; died 25 October, 1849; married, 24 June, 
18:6, Susanna Lane. 2. Juda Thompson, born 17 July, 1796; died 22 January, 1847; married, 22 July, 

1820, Aaron L. Sa.xion. 3. John Thompson, born 3 January, 1798 ; died 28 April, 1846 ; married, 5 May, 

1821, Sarah Emans. 4. Peter Thompson, born 25 May, 1800; died 15 January, 1845; married, 11 Feb- 
ruary, 1830, Mary Ann Biggs. 5. Hannah Thompson, born i August, 1802 ; died 27 March, 1838 ; 
married, 19 August, 1820, Garret La Tourette. 6. Sarah Thompson, born 6 June, 1804 ; died 4 May, 
1856; married (i) Elijah Hudnut ; (2) William Harle. 7. Mary Thompson, born 18 May, 1806 ; died 
February, 1807. Issue by second marriage : 8. Joseph Thompson, born 30 September, 1808 ; died 23 
October, 1893 ; married, 6 January, 1830, Ann, daughter of Henry A. Post by his wife Martha Anderson ; 
their eldest son, John Bodine Thompson, D.D., born 14 October, 1830, married, 5 April, 1859, Hannah 
Garrigues Reeve. 9. William Thompson, born 8 March, 1812 ; died 19 March, 1867 ; married, 2 April, 
1846, Sophia Ward. 10. Aaron Thompson, born 16 September, 1814, died 3 July, 1896; married, 26 
February, 1846, Mary Schamp. 11. Elizabeth Thompson, born 2 September, 1817; died 14 December, 
1881 ; married, 15 December, 1845, John Kee. See, also, " John Thomson and Family," and " A Jersey 
Woman of the Eighteenth Century," by John Bodine Thompson, D.D., the great-grandson of Judick 
Bodine and John Thomson, to whom the compiler is much indebted for information on this branch of 
the family. 



twenty guns and one hundred and seventy men commanded by a Welshman, 

and a Sloop of Guns came into Buckstarr Road in that Island and Burnt 

one Ship, set fire to a second and Carryed out a third with them. That they 
sent word to the Governor of Sandy Point that they would be there the next 
night and to the Governor of Nevis that they would Come and Burn the 
Town about his ears for hanging the Pyrates there." * In 172 1, he was 
captain of the sloop " Three Brothers," bound for Surinam. His will, dated 
30 June, 1735, proved 10 May, 1744, styled him " of the City of New York, 
mariner." He married, before 10 April, 1710, Heyltje Smith, whose will, 
dated 8 March, 1749, proved 6 June, 1750, named granddaughter Mary, 
the child of eldest son, John Bodine, deceased, son Vincent, and daughter 
Hester, wife of Cornelius Brower, to the latter of whom a certain distribution 
was to be made in the event of her husband " getting his rights from Trinity 
Church." t 

Children of Vincent^ and Heyltje (Smith) Bodine; baptized at New York 
Dutch Church : 

i. Hester Bodine*, baptized 20 February, 1715 ; married, 21 August, 1736, Cornelius 

ii. John Bodine*, baptized 29 June, 1718; married, 5 August, 1737, Tryntje Benson; 
was described as " dead" in his mother's will. Issue, baptized at New York 
Dutch Church: i. Martje Bodine*, baptized 21 May, 1738; died young. 2. 
Hester Bodine°, baptized 8 June, 1740; died young. 3. Martje Bodine', bap- 
tized 7 February, 1742. 4. Hester Bodine', baptized 29 February, 1744. 
iii. Jacob Bodine*, baptized 6 December, 1720. 
iv. Cathalina Bodine*, baptized 23 December, 1722; not named in her mother's 

V. Catelyntje Bodine*, baptized 4 May, 1726; not named in her mother's will. 
■ vi. Marytje Bodine*, baptized 6 September, 1727. 

vii. Cornelius Bodine*, baptized 27 May, 1731 ; not named in his mother's will, 
viii. Vincent Bodine*, born 10 March, 1733; married Annetje Strong. Issue, baptized 
at New York Dutch Church: i. John Bodine', baptized 3 June, 1753. 2. 
Gilbert Bodine", baptized 20 October, 1756. 3. Annetje BoDINE^ baptized 
8 November, 1758. 

8. FRANCIS BODINE^ (Jean^, Jean^), born probably in England, 
was some time a resident of Staten Island, certainly until 1726, when, being 
charged with some offence against the king, " came into court, and, rather 
than contend with the king, confessed judgment and submitted to a fine." t 

* The American Weekly Mercury, Thursday, October 27, 1720. 
t New York Probate Records, at New York City, Liber XVII, 168. 
X Richmond County Court Records. 



He was a witness to a deed for land at Qiarles Neck, 7 March, 1736,* 
after which his name disappears from the records of Richmond County, and 
he doubtless removed to Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, with 
his sons Francis and Vincent, and there died. He married Maria, daughter 
of James Dey,f of Staten Island, by his first wife, Mary Mulliner. The issue 
of this marriage is somewhat uncertain, and there were probably other chil- 
dren than those given below. 

Children of Francis" and Maria (Dey) Bodine: 

(9) i. Francis Bodine*, married (i) ; (2) Rachel Wilson. 

(10) ii. John Bodine*, died in March, 1779; married Dorcas . 

(11) iii. Vincent Bodine*, died in March, 1790; married Ann Dey. 

9. FRANCIS BODINE^ (Francis^, Jean^, Jean^), was born, doubt- 
less, on Staten Island, and crossed from there into New Jersey, settling at 
Cranbury, on the borders of Middlesex County, before 1745. 

Cranbury, during the Revolution, frequently resounded with the tread 
of marching feet, and in 1778 the main body of the army spent the night 
of 26 June, the eve of the battle of Monmouth, at this place, which event 
was described by General Washington in his report to the Honorable Henry 
Laurens, President of Congress, under date of i July, 1778, in this manner: 
" In the evening of the same day [26 June], the whole army marched from 
Kingston, where our baggage was left, with the intention to preserve a proper 
distance for supporting the advanced corps, and arrived at Cranbury early the 
next morning. The intense heat of the weather, and a heavy storm unluckily 
coming on, made it impossible to resume our march that day without great 
inconvenience and injury to the troops. Our advanced corps, being differently 
circumstanced, moved from the position it had held the night before, and 
took post in the evening on the Monmouth Road, about five miles from the 
enemy's rear, in expectation of attacking them next morning on their march. 
The main body having remained at Cranbury, the advanced corps was found 
to be too remote, and too far upon the right, to be supported either in case 
of an attack upon or from the enemy, which induced me to send orders to 
the Marquis to file off by his left toward Englishtown, which he accordingly 
executed early in the morning of the 27th." | 

On I November, 1775, Francis Bodine had some thirty acres of land 
surveyed in Tranquillity Swamp, on Wading River, in Little Egg Harbor 

* Richmond County Deeds, D, 131. 
t Clute's History of Staten Island. 
X New Jersey Archives, second series, vol. ii. 286, 287. 



Township, Burlington County, which was in the possession of his sons Francis 
Bodine and John Bodine and Charles Newbold, i6 March, 1820.* Mr. 
Bodine was a farmer by occupation, an Episcopalian by religious conviction, 
and the founder of the Bodine families of Philadelphia and southern New 

The name of his first wife is not known; he married (2), 29 January, 
1756, Rachel Wilson. 

Children of Francis Bodine^ ; all probably born at Cranbury : 

(12) i. Joel Bodine', born 1742; died in May, 1819; married Mary Corlies. 

(13) ii. Francis BoDINE^ born 1744; died 27 September, 1822; married Mary Rose. 

(14) iii. John Bodine^ born 1746; died 26 March, 1826; married (i) Mary Roundtree; 

(2) Ann Taylor. 

10. JOHN BODINE^ (Francis^, Jean^, Jean^), was baptized at the 
Dutch Church of Richmond, Staten Island, 29 November, 17 19, and resided 
at Port Richmond until his death, in March, 1779, being described in his will 
of 4 January, 1778,! as of that place, " farmer." The will named wife Dorcas, 
children John, James, Martha, Vincent, Ann, Mary Egberts, and eldest daugh- 
ter Rachel Bodine. 

He married Dorcas , who survived him. Both she and her husband 

were members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Richmond, where most of 
their children were baptized. 

Children of John* and Dorcas ( ) Bodine; born at Richmond, Staten 

Island : 

i. Rachel Bodine', unmarried in January, 1778. 

ii. Mary Bodine", baptized 24 March, 1751 ; married Egberts. 

iii. John Bodine", born 3 February, 1753; died in March, 1835; married Catherine 
Britton. He resided at Castleton, Staten Island, and died at the Dongan 
Manor house, which he had purchased from his eldest son. By his will of 
9 September, 1829, proved 6 April, 1835, t he left legacies to the children here 
given. Issue: i. John Bodine', died in February, 183 1 ; married Elizabeth 

, and had ten children, named in his will of 2 October, 1824. § 2. 

Nathaniel Bodine", died circa November, 1830; married Maria Garretson, 
and had issue. || 3. Vincent Bodine". 4. Jacob Bodine", married Johanna 
Hauseman, of Northfield, Staten Island, and had issue. 5. Abraham Bodine". 
6. Mary Bodine", married Joseph Lake. 7. Phebe Bodine", married Egbert 
Lisk. 8. Patty Bodine". 9. Ann Bodine*. 

* Burlington County Deeds, Liber M2, 335. 

t New York Wills, Liber 30 and 31, folio 436. 

t Richmond County Wills. 

§ Ibid. ; also, Richmond County Orphans' Court Records, D2, 102. 

II Richmond County Administrations, I, 78. 



iv. Elizabeth Bodine^ baptized 23 May, 1756; not named in her father's will. 

V. James Bodine', born 17 December, 1758; died 13 May, 1838; married Margaret 

. Of his sons, James and Tunis Bodine removed, in 1816, to what is now 

Ocean County, New Jersey, located at Mannahawkin, and entered into the 
mercantile business. 

vi. Martha Bodine', baptized 31 October, 1762 ; died in January, 1813 ; married 
Peter La Forge. 

vii. Vincent Bodine', born 26 November, 1766; baptized 11 November, 1767; died 

circa June, 1823; married, circa 1788, Jane . In his will, executed at 

Castleton, 14 August, 1822, proved i July, 1823,* bequests were made to wife 
Jane, to grandchildren Vincent Bodine and Eliza Jane Bodine, children of son 
John deceased, to son Vincent Bodine, and to daughter Mary Ann, wife of 
Nicholas Britton. He had, besides these, a daughter Martha Bodine, born 
4 October, 1789, baptized at St. Andrew's, 20 June, 1790. 
viii. Ann Bodine', born 30 March, 1769; baptized 7 October, 1770. 

II. VINCENT BODINE'* (Francis^, Jean^, Jean^), was born, doubt- 
less on Staten Island, circa 1727, and located in Middlesex County, New Jer- 
sey, some time before the birth of his first child, at Cranbury, in that county, 
in 1754. On 22 September, 1760, he purchased one hundred and fifty acres 
along the Millstone River, beginning where Rocky Brook runs into the Mill- 
stone,! and the next year, on 14 April, he bought an additional tract which 
had originally been confirmed to his father-in-law, Lawrence Dey. These 
lands were known as the Old Church Farm, near Red Tavern. One of his 
descendants, Mrs. Ann Eliza (Bodine) Dey, living in 1897, and then enter- 
ing her eighty-seventh year, made the statement that her father, James Bodine, 

/ frequently said he recollected 

U^^^^^ J^AJ P) l^ Qj/^ General Lafayette, with a de- 

*^ ^^ tachment of troops, being quar- 

tered on the farm of his father, Vincent Bodine, at Cranbury, during the 
Revolution. This reminiscence is, at least partially, corroborated by General 
Washington's report to Congress, i July, 1778, in which he recounts the 
detention of the army at Cranbury. 

Vincent Bodine died in March, 1790, and is thought to have been interred 
in the First Church burying-ground at Cranbury, leaving a will bearing date 
22 July, 1785, proved 22 March, 1790, t in which the various children given 
below are named. He married, about 1753, Ann, daughter of Lawrence 
Dey, of Middlesex County, born 14 May, 1732, who was living at the date 
of his will. 

* Richmond County Wills, B, 866-868. 
t East Jersey Deeds, R, 126. 
X New Jersey Wills, Liber 30, folio 530, 531. 


Children of Vincenf* and Ann (Dey) Bodine; all born at Cranbury: 

i. James Bodine', born 1754; baptized 8 May, 1757; died 1836; buried in the First 
Presbyterian church-yard at Cranbury; married, 15 January, 1798, Gittee 
Wikofif. Issue : i. Vincent Bodine*, migrated north, and is thought to have 
died in Canada without issue. 2. Peter Bodine', said to have died without a 
family. 3. Ann Eliza Bodine^ born 22 March, 1806 ; died 27 February, 1900 ; 
married Peter Walsh Dey, and raised ten children to maturity. James Bodine, 
the father, served in the Revolution.* 
ii. Vincent Bodine', born 1766; died 1833; married, in October, 1799, Elizabeth 
Brotherton, born 1777; died 1866. They lived at Milford, southeast of Hights- 
town, New Jersey. Issue: i. Ann Bodine*. 2. Catherine Bodine*. 3. 
Eliza Bodine*. 4. James Bodine*. 5. William Bodine*. 6. Peter Bodine*. 
7. Vincent Bodine*, married Sarah Hartman. 
iii. Lydia Bodine'. 

iv. Ann Bodine', married Jacob Saltar. 
v. May Bodine'. 
vi. Catherine Bodine'. 
vii. Charlotte Bodine'. 
viii. Elizabeth Bodine', married Hight. 

12. JOEL BODINE^ (Francis^, Francis^, Jean^, Jean^), was born 
in 1742, at Cranbury, and remained there until about the time of his mar- 
riage, 1 77 1, when he 
lived at Swago, now 
Harrisville, in Little 
Egg Harbor Township, 
Burlington County. 
Little Egg Harbor 
Township was estab- 
lished in 1 74 1, and 
embraced an extent of 
territory which was 
later divided to form 
other townships. After 
the formation of Wash- 
ington Township, in 
1802, the boundaries 
of Little Egg Harbor 
were : Bounded north 
by Oswego, or east branch of Wading River, which separated it from what 
was then Northampton Township; southeast by Stafford Township, Ocean 

Joel Bodine House 

Stryker's " Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War," 511, 



County; south by Mullica River and Little Egg Harbor Bay; and west by 
Washington Township.* 

From 1790 until his death he resided at Long-a-Coming, now Berlin, 
the oldest village in the Township of Waterford, Camden County, and lying 
on the main branch of Great Egg Harbor Creek. It was at his house between 
the years 1800 and 1807 that elections for Council and Assembly were fre- 
quently held. On 22 August, 1790, he was a subscriber to St. John's 
Episcopal Church of Chew's Landing, in what is now Camden County. Chew's 
Landing antedates the Revolution. It is on the north branch of Timber 
Creek, at the head of tidewater navigation of that stream, and was at one 
time a place of considerable importance as a shipping point. 

Joel Bodine died in May, 18 19. He married, about 1771, Mary, daughter 
of William Corlies (see Codies Family, No. 8), who was buried 27 March, 
1825. Both husband and wife are buried in the graveyard of St. John's 
Episcopal Church at Chew's Landing. 

Children of JoeP and Mary (Corlies) Bodine: 

i. William Bodine', born 10 March, 1772; died 17 July, 1808; married, 4 December, 
1796, Mary Mattocks, born 23 October, 1775 ; died 20 August, 1853. She 
married (2), 3 May, 1810, Thomas Hammitt. Both William Bodine, and his 
widow after her re-marriage kept the hotel at Green Tree, Burlington County. 
_„ Issue: I. Joel Bodine', born 6 April, 1798; died 11 December, 1831 ; married, 
18 November, 1820, Elizabeth Nixon. 2. Sarah Bodine^ born 16 July, 1800; 
died 6 November, 1865 ; married 13 February, 1820, William Maxwell, born 
25 November, 1787; died 27 June, 1831. She married (2), in October, 1838, 
Samuel Slim. 
ii. Abigail Bodine', born 1777; died 28 February, 1838; married, as second wife, John 
Marshall, Esqr, of Gloucester County. 

iii. Ann Bodine', born 13 August, 1779; died 17 April, 1863; married, 19 September, 
1798, William Coffin, born 10 February, 1775; died 18 November, 1844. (See 
Coffin Family, No. 7.) 

iv. Jerusha Bodine', born 1786, died 15 July, 1862; buried at Laurel Hill, Phila- 
delphia; married, 9 June, 1811, Charles Githens, born 1785; died 29 April, 
1861. Issue: I. Joel Githens', born February, 1813; died 21 August, 1874; 
married, 19 July, 1838, Elizabeth Giggher. 2. Abigail Githens', born De- 
cember, 1815 ; married, 31 May, 1843, Levi Bell. 3. George Githens', born 
May, 1818; died 2 December, 1891 ; married, i September, 1841, Sarah Squires. 
4. Mary Githens', born November, 1821 ; married, 17 September, 1858, 
Joseph Bell. 5. Eliza Githens', born July, 1824; married, 11 December, 
1864, Josiah Bell. 6. Stephen Githens', born January, 1829 ; married Annie 

. 7. William Githens', born October, 1832 ; married, 12 March, 1852, 

Kate McLean. 

* Proceedings of Surveyors' Association of West Jersey. 



V. Joel Bodine', born 24 February, 1790; died 20 April, 1849; buried in Episcopal 
church-yard, Glassboro ; married (i), 8 August, 1815, Maria Githens, who was 
buried 11 September, 1832, at Chew's Landing; married (2), 2 April, 1833, 
Sarah Lutz. Issue: i. Margaret BoDINE^ died October, 1892; married Wil- 
liam G. Downs. 2. William BoDINE^ 3. Biddle Bodine'. 4. Joshua Githens 
Bodine', born 1825 ; died 1893 ; married, 1846, Mary A. Cronch. 

13. FRANCIS B0DINE5 (Francis^ Francis^ Jean^, Jean^), was 
born at Cranbtiry in 1744. In early manhood he removed to Burlington 
County, and spent the remainder of his Hfe 
in Northampton Township, about a half-mile 
from Lumberton and two miles and a half 
from Mount Holly, where he had a planta- 
tion of considerable size. He died 27 September, 1822, and was buried at 
Lumberton. His will of 8 June, 1821, proved 10 October, 1822, made 
bequests to the children named below. 

He married, license, 20 March, 1768, Mary Rose, of Burlington County, 
born 1748; died 15 December, 1820. 

^^^^^^^^^ ^:^ ^^'stA, 

Children of Francis^ and Mary (Rose) Bodine; all born in Burlington County: 

i. Mary Bodine", born 19 February, 1771 ; died 19 May, 1849; married William 
Warner. Issue : i. Stephen WARNER^ 2. William Warner^ 3. Sarah 
Ann WARNER^ 4. James Warner', married Hannah, daughter of Samuel 

ii. James Bodine*, born 11 July, 1778; died 11 May, 1841 ; buried at Berlin; married 
Sarah Sooy, born 17 April, 1788; died 27 May, 1843. Issue: i. John Bodine^ 
married Emeline Ware. 2. Daniel Bodine', married Elizabeth Redden. 3. 
William Bodine', born 22 March, 1813 ; died 2 August, 1888; married, 23 
December, 1841, Mary Ann Evans. 4. James Bodine', married Lydia 
Carter. 5. Emeline Bodine', married Macajah Bates. 6. Parnell Bodine', 
married Peter Riley. 7. Mary Bodine', married James McLean. 8. Sarah 
Ann Bodine', married William Hartmann. 9. Francis Bodine', married 
Rebecca Wright. 10. Elizabeth Ann Bodine', married Logan Alcott. 

iii. Daniel Bodine*, born 3 February, 1786; died 21 February, 1873; married (l), 
in May, 1810, Rebecca E. Strieker, born i June, 1788; died 15 April, 1857; 
married (2), 30 April, 1862, Mary Burrows. Issue: i. Francis M. Bodine'. 
born 20 June, 1811. 2. Theodore Bodine', born 4 June, 1813; married Rebecca 
Joyce. 3. Philip S. Bodine', born 16 May, 1816; married Mary E. Woolman. 
4. Evaline Ann Bodine', born 12 August, 1819; died 17 October, 1819. 5. 
Mary Ann C. Bodine', born 30 March, 1822; died 23 May, 1822. 6. Joshua 
E. Bodine', born i August, 1825; died 13 August, 1874; married Mary 
Clevenger. 7. Rebecca Louise Bodine', born 7 February, 1828. 

iv. Samuel H. Bodine*, born 13 July, 1788; died 25 February, 1871 ; married, 6 
August, 1813, Pharnalia [Parnell] Sooy, born 11 May, 1790; died 5 October, 
1872. Issue: I. Francis Bodine', married Beulah Atkinson. 2. Mary 
Bodine', twin of above, died young. 3. Stephen W. Bodine', married at 



Mount Holly, 23 September, 1846, Beulah C West. 4. Sarah Ann Bodine^ 
5. Hannah Bodine^ married James Warner. 6. Mary Ann Bodine', married 
Samuel C. Deacon. 7. Rebecca Bodine^ married James Shreve. 8. John B. 
Bodine', married Zenedia Shinn. 9. Louisa Bodine'. 
V. Elizabeth Bodine^ married Stephen Warner, 
vi. Euphemia Bodine", married Christopher Barnhart. 
vii. Frances Bodine", married Francis Collins. 

14. JOHN BODINE^ (Francis^, Francis^, Jean^, Jean^), was born 
at Cranbury, Middlesex County, in 1746. Early in life he removed to Burling- 
ton County, and lived at Wading River, in Little Egg Harbor Township, being 
proprietor of the inn at that place for forty years. He was also a prosperous 
farmer and a considerable land-holder. One of his tracts of land, acquired 
by purchase, 5 October, 1791, lay along the road leading from Clam Town 
to Wading River Bridge. He was an ardent patriot during the Revolutionary 
struggle, served through the entire war, and was advanced from a soldier 
in the ranks to a captaincy. His death occurred 26 March, 1826, and he 
was buried at Lower Bank, Burlington County. 

He married (i), about 1773, Mary Roundtree, and (2), 16 September, 
1790, Ann Taylor, born in Hillsborough District, Orange County, North 
Carolina, in 1765, and died in Nottingham Township, Burlington County, 
26 March, 1831. 

Children of Captain John^ and Mary (Roundtree) Bodine; born at Wading 

River : 

i. Charles Bodine', born in 1775; died in i860; married Margaret Wright. Issue: 
I. Charles Bodine', married Margaret Hardy. 2. Mary Bodine^ married 
Thomas Paxon. 3. Margaret Bodine^ married William Carr. 4. Sarah 
Bodine', never married. 5. William Bodine', never married. 

ii. Reverend John Bodine", born 17 January, 1776; died 2 May, 1848; married, 28 
March, 1799, Mary, daughter of John Fort, of New Hanover, born 8 January, 
1780; died 8 November, 1853; both buried at Mount Cemetery, Mount Holly. 
Issue: I. Eliza Bodine', born 24 March, 1800; died 25 August, 1890; mar- 
ried Benajah Antram. 2. John Wesley Bodine', born 16 November, 1801 ; 
died 28 March, 1802. 3. Charles Bodine', born 26 January, 1803 ; died 25 
January, 1878; married, 31 December, 1828, Rebecca Croshavi'. 4. Marga- 
retta Fort Bodine', born 12 March, 1805 ; died, unmarried, 28 February, 1852. 
5. Andrev;^ Darius Bodine', born 20 February, 1807. 6. John Fort Bodine', 
born 3 June, 1809; died 29 September, 1872; married Mary Ann Imlay. 7. 
Mary Heisler Bodine', born 22 September, 1812 ; died, unmarried, 8 August, 
1856. 8. Barton Mofford Bodine', born 20 October, 1815. 9. George Wash- 
ington Bodine', born 17 February, 1820; died 10 October, 1853; married 
(i) Ann Fowler; (2) Elizabeth Fowler. 

iii. Francis Bodine', born 1778; died 6 December, 1862; married (i), about 1803, 
Elizabeth Throp; (2), about 1825, Margaret Amos. Issue by first mar- 



riage: i. John W. Bodine', born 31 January, 1804. 2. Mary W. Bodine', 
born 24 June, 1806; married Abner Rogers. 3. Thomas Throp Bodine\ 
born 13 November, 1808; died 9 February, 1890; married Elizabeth W. M. 
Roseman. 4. Susan M. Bodine\ born 17 June, 181 1; married William More- 
head. 5. Francis M. Bodine^ born 17 June, 1814; died 20 February, 1853; 
married, 22 March, 1847, Martha Atkinson. 6. Elizabeth Bodine', born 26 
December, 1816. 7. Margaret Ann Bodine', born 21 May, 1819; died at 
Indiana, Pennsylvania, 10 April, 1842; married Dr. John Lowman. Their 
only son. Dr. Webster Bodine Lowman, born 25 March, 1841, died at Johns- 
town, Pennsylvania, 5 December, 1904. He was a brilliant officer during the 
Civil War, and later a prominent member and officer of the Cambria County 
Medical Society, as well as of the State Medical Society of Pennsylvania 
and of the American Medical Association. 8. Barzilla Wright Bodine\ born 
9 March, 1822. Issue by second marriage : 9. Adaline L. M. Bodine^ born 
2S January, 1826; married, 10 December, 1846, William D. Rogers. 10. 
William Henry Bodine^ born 14 September, 1827; died young. 11. Amanda 
Bodine^ born 8 July, 1829; married Clark Pierson, of Lambertville. 12. 
Josephine H. Bodine', born 2 November, 1831 ; died young. 13. Helen R. 
Bodine^ born 22 July, 1834; married the Reverend George Neal. 14. John 
Charles F. BoDINE^ born 8 February, 1837; died young. 15. Martha Hol- 
MAN BoDiNE^ born 5 December, 1841 ; married Stephen Hull, of Lambertville. 

iv. Susan Bodine", born 27 March, 1781 ; died in Cincinnati, 15 April, 1876; married 
Barzillai Wright, and removed to Cincinnati. Their son, Marmaduke Wright, 
born at Pemberton, New Jersey, 10 November, 1803; died at Cincinnati, 15 
August, 1879; was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1823, and 
became connected with the Medical College of Ohio, now part of the Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati, as professor of Materia Medica in 1838, and as pro- 
fessor of Obstetrics in 1840, which latter chair he held until 1850 and from 
i860 to 1868. His connection with the Cincinnati Hospital began in 1838 and 
continued until 1876. 

v. Reverend Stacy Bodine", born 21 October, 1783; died 26 June, 1867; buried 
in Methodist Cemetery at Pemberton, New Jersey; married, 20 September, 
1805, Elizabeth Budd. Issue: i. Nancy Sexton Bodine', born 26 September, 
1806; died in infancy. 2. Anne Maria Bodine', born 6 June, 1809; married 
Governor George Franklin Fort. 3. Daniel Budd Bodine', born 16 April, 1814; 
married, 5 September, 1838, Elizabeth Ridgway, only daughter of Clayton 
Lamb. 4. Catharine Margaret Bodine', born 23 September, 1819; died 
in infancy. 5. Elizabeth Bodine', born 21 August, 1825 ; died in infancy. 

Children of Captain John^ and Ann (Taylor) Bodine; all born at Wading 
River : 

vi. Mary Bodine", born about 1791 ; died 21 August, 1859; buried at Bordentown, 
New Jersey; married John Moncrief, born 1790; died 4 November, 1871. 
Issue: I. Annie Moncrief', died 7 April, 1875; married Israel Alcott. 2. 
Emma Moncrief', died, unmarried, 8 March, 1885. 3. Mary Moncrief', 
married Henry Wilkins. 4. William Moncrief', died, unmarried, 21 October, 
1857. aged thirty years ; buried at Bordentown. 5. Henry Moncrief', mar- 
ried Eliza . 6. John Moncrief'. 

vii. Joel Bodine", born 14 December, 1794; died at Camden, New Jersey, 22 May, 



1879. Mr. Bodine was the first of his name to own the Williamstown 
Glass-Works, and this plant he transferred to his sons in 1855. He mar- 
ried (i), 12 November, 1818, Sarah Gale, of Bridgeport, New Jersey; 
(2), 19 February, 1821, Phebe A., daughter of John Forman, of New Bruns- 
wick and Tuckerton; (3), 17 January, 1855, Leah Mathis. Issue by 
first marriage: i. Samuel Bodine', who removed to Connecticut. Issue by 
second marriage: 2. John Forman- Bodine^ born at Tuckerton, 27 October, 
1821 ; died 1883; married (i) Martha Swope; (2) Gertrude Bouchen, of 
Claverack, New York. Mr. Bodine was elected to the Assembly from Cam- 
den County in 1864, and was State Senator from Gloucester County in 1874. 
Later he was justice of the peace and of the courts. 3. William H. Bodine', 
born at Tuckerton, 9 January, 1824; married (i) Eliza Corkery, of Chester 
County, Pennsylvania; (2) Mary Virginia Slocum, of the Eastern Shore 
of Maryland. With his brothers, John Forman Bodine and J. Alfred Bodine, 
he purchased, in 1855, the glass-factory at Williamstown, and incorporated 
the firm of Bodine Brothers, of that place. Mr. Bodine had been a jus- 
tice of the peace and of the courts of Gloucester County for more than 
twenty years. 4. Isaac Bodine', died young. 5. Charles S. Bodine', died 
young. 6. Charles F. Bodine', died young. 7. Henry Bodine', died young. 
8. J. Alfred Bodine', born at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1831 ; died at 
Camden, 23 January, 1899; married Phebe J., daughter of Francis French, 
of Bass River, New Jersey. 

viii. Sarah Bodine", born 17 June, 1797; died 6 April, 1866; married Joseph Allen. 
Issue: I. Jesse Bodine Allen', born 29 November, 1818; married Hannah 
Weeks. 2. Annie Eliza Allen', died in infancy. 3. Achsah Allen', mar- 
ried William Anderson. 4. Abigail Allen', married Charles Taylor, of 
Bridgeton. 5. Mary Jane Allen', married Samuel P. Smallwood. 6. Caro- 
line Allen', married Reuben Loveland. 7. Martha Malinda Allen', died 
in infancy. 8. William A. Allen', died in infancy. 
ix. Abigail Bodine", married, 22 February, 1817, Henry Hudson. Issue: i. Henry 
Hudson'. 2. Annie Hudson'. 3. Maria Hudson', married Charles Rich- 
ardson, of Philadelphia. 
X. Budd Sterling Bodine", born in September, 1801 ; died 20 October, 1868 ; mar- 
ried, 28 June, 1830, Jane Ann Newel. Issue: i. Helen D. Bodine', never 
married, 2. Reverend Henry H. Bodine', married Anna W. Earl. 3. Jennie 
Bodine', died j'oung. 4. George W. Bodine', died unmarried. 5. Harriet 
N. Bodine', married Charles Mathews, Jun^. 
xi. Jesse Bodine", born 1804; died 25 February, 1879; married, 5 June, 1825, Grace, 

daughter of Benjamin Mathis, and widow of Coulte. Issue: i. Annie 

M. Bodine', born April, 1826; died, unmarried, 21 January, 1904. 2. John 
Bodine', born 28 November, 1828 ; died, unmarried, 30 November, 1898. 
3. Edmund Bodine', married, July, 1855, Fannie Leonard. 

xii. Lucy Ann Bodine", married John Fisher. Issue: i. Mary Ann Fisher^ mar- 
ried Samuel Hancock. 2. Sarah Elizabeth Fisher', married Alexander 
Sayre. 3. Emeline Fisher', died young. 4. Matilda Jane Fisher', died 
in infancy. 5. Budd Fisher'. 
xiii. Wilson Bodine", died 20 July, 1856; married Rebecca Barnard, who died 5 
November, 1850, aged fifty years. Issue: i. Ann Green Bodine', married 
Samuel W. Crammer. 2. Eliza Bodine', never married. 3. Budd Stirling 
Bodine', married Amy Mott. 4. Martha Bodine', died in infancy. 5. Jesse 



E. BoDiNE^ married Maria Mott. 6. John Bodine', married Sarah Sharp. 
7. Wilson Bodine', never married. 8. Rebecca Bodine^, married Seth Lucas. 
9. Charlotte Bodine', married John Mott Crammer. 10. Sarah Isabell 
Bodine', died in 1862, aged nineteen years. 
xiv. Samuel Tucker Bodine", born 29 July, 1810; died 26 November, 1879; mar- 
ried (i), 19 December, 1833, Isabel Sheppard Nixon; (2), 25 November, 
1851, Louise, daughter of Wylie Milliken. Issue by first marriage: i. 
Francis Lee Bodine', born 14 December, 1834 ! died 18 January, 1897 ; 
married, 14 October, 1858, Mary Mulliken. 2. Emily Jane Bodine', born 5 
October, 1836; married, 16 October, 1862, Thomas Wallace. 3. Jeremiah 
Nixon Bodine', born 7 December, 1838; married, 18 June, 1872, Annie A. 
Mulliken. 4. Samuel Thompson Bodine', died in infancy. Issue by second 
marriage: 5. Samuel Taylor Bodine^, born 23 August, 1854; married, 15 
November, 1883, Eleanor G. Warden. 6. Louise Wylie Bodine^ born 25 
December, 1852; died 7 August, 1854. 7. Martha Milliken Bodine^ born 
13 August, 1856; died 25 August, 1893. 8. Alice Bodine', born 16 November, 
XV. Daniel James Bodine", born 26 June, 1811 ; died 13 February, 1888; married 
Charlotte Pullen, born 6 February, 1813 ; died 26 January, 1876 ; both buried 
at Bordentown. Issue: i. Thomas Bodine', born 11 August, 1837. 2. Annie 
Bodine', born 14 February, 1839. 3. John H. Bodine\ born 31 April, 1843. 
4. Stogden Bodine', born 20 April, 1846. 5. William Bodine', born 11 April, 
1848. 6. Charlotte Bodine^ born 6 March, 1850. 7. Phebe Bodine', born 
I March, 1852. 


Corlie^ Sttneage 

William Shattock = Hannah 

George Corlies^ = Exercise Shattock. 

William Codies'* = Jerusha West. 

William Corlies* = 

Joel Bodine = Mary Corlies*. 
William Coffin = Ann Bodine'. 

Clayton Brown Rogers = Eliza Coffin®. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers''. 



HE connection, if any, between the Corlies family of Haver- 
hill, Massachusetts, and that of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, has 
not been determined. It is, however, a matter of interest that 
the Christian name of the progenitors of the respective families 
was George. The Haverhill family,* which has commonly ad- 
hered to the spelling Corliss, had its beginning in 1645, when 
George Corliss was of that town, among the thirty-two land- 
holders, who were to be the future owners of all the beautiful 
country of the Penacooks. He had come from England to 
Newbury, Massachusetts, about 1639, being then twenty-two 
years of age. In Haverhill he married Joanna Davis, 26 October, 1645, by 
whom he had a son, John Corliss, and seven daughters, and through his 
marriage he became the ancestor of most, if not all, of the Corliss name in 
New England. His descendants to the eighth generation have lived on his 
original grant of land, which lay for a distance of more than three miles on 
both sides of the old Spicket Path in the West Parish of Haverhill. His 
name was indifferently written, on the earliest Haverhill records, Corliss, Cor- 
lis, and Curley, and this fact carries with it the suggestion that the name was 
a corruption, probably, of the old English surname, largely found in Hert- 

* For descendants of this branch see " A Genealogical Record of the Corliss Family of America, 
compiled from Public and Private Records by Augustus W. Corliss, assisted by Mrs. Betsey Ayer and 
Mrs. Margaret H. Webster, of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Yarmouth, Maine. 1875." 
12 177 


fordshire, Curie, Ciirley, Kyrle. Equally variable in its entry on the New 
Jersey records was the name of George Corlies, the ancestor of the Shrews- 
bury family. He wrote it Corlies and Curlis; his sons, Corlis, Corlies, Cor- 
lise, and Corliss; and his descendants in the third generation, usually Corlies 
and Curlis. 

George Corlies may have been among the founders of Shrewsbury, and 
that town may not have been the place of his first residence in America, but 
the earliest record-evidence of his life there is in the return of a survey for 
some eighty acres of land for him by the Surveyor-General of East Jersey, 
bearing date 15 May, 1680; and the next, that he was in fellowship with the 
Friends and in membership with the Shrewsbury Meeting. Quaker influence 
predominated at Shrewsbury, and a Meeting there for the worship of God 
under the principles and rules of Friends was almost simultaneous with the 
settlement of the town, and certainly as early as 1672, when George Fox, 
one of the most distinguished of that people, wrote that the settlers at Shrews- 
bury " were building a meeting-place, and that there was a monthly and a 
general meeting set up, which would be of great service in these parts." 
Mr. Corlies was an overseer of this meeting, and was frequently a delegate 
from it to other meetings. The following deposition, evidently written by 
John Lippincott, affords a not uninteresting glimpse of some of the 
questions which came before the quiet tribunal of such delegates in meeting 
assembled : 

" 5.5. 1687 : — These are to certify to any person or persons to know the truth of 
these following lynes : We whose names are underwritten being at the meeting at Borden- 
town, at that same time, when William Worth took Mary Smith to wife before the Meeting 
of Friends held at Burlington. And ye said Mary Smith came from Bermudas & brought 
3 negroes with her which were children with their mother, and the said Mary Smith being 
willing to make something surer to herself proposed articles for herself and hers for the 
bringing up these children with William Worths', that is if he should te taken away from 
them, the which was granted by ye sd William Worth to give her a deed of gift, wherein 
all his houses and lands where now he dwelleth should be made sure to her during her 
life or widowhood. & also she requested that the 2 eldest boys might be att William Worths' 
dispose until they were of the age of 30ty years, & the said William Worth did condesend, 
if the meeting did see fit or convenient. And that bit of paper was carried in to the 
meeting to have their sense of that matter and their sense and judgment was, that that 
paper was not to be allowed of, and their sense was, that as his estate was left to her 
by deed of gift, so that the negroes should be at his disposing, as he saw good to. this 
signed by us, and to this Mary Smith agreed too. 

" We are Witnesses : 

William Shattock 
George Corliss 
John Lippincott." 



" June the 24, year 1706 : Then appeared George Corliss and John Lippincott and 
being engaged according to law saith that the above written instrument was the sense of 
the meeting and the above named Mary Smith did agree to it. Taken and acknowledged 
before me, 

" George Allen, Justice." 

Mr. Corlies acquired a patent for eighty acres of land 15 May, 1680,* 
and still another for about one hundred acres, 25 March, 1687,! and he had 
additional lands from William Shattock in 1698, and on 29 April, 1703, he 
purchased one hundred and seventy acres from Thomas Hillborn; all of 
these tracts were in Rumson Neck, which comprised that part of Shrewsbury 
between the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, and is the Navarumunk Neck 
sold by the Indians to the first white settlers in 1664. There he lived for more 
than thirty years, and died, according to the records of the Shrewsbury Meet- 
ing, 10 September, 171 5, having made a final disposition of his worldly eft'ects 
in his will, which reads : 

" The last Will and Testament of George Corleis of the Town of Sherosbyry and 
County of Monmouth in the Province of East New Jersey Cord winder being ancient but of 
good and perfect memory thanks be to allmighty God and calling to mind the uncertainty of 
this transitory life and that all flesh must yeild unto death when it shall please Allmighty 
God I doe make, Constitute and ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament 
in manner and forme following that is to say, first, I will that all those debts and Dues 
I owe in Conscience to any person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly paid by my 
Exectors hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son John Corleis ten 
shillings to be paid to him by my Executors. Item I give unto my son William Corleis one 
Cow and Calf and one Sow and Pigs. Item I give and bequeath unto the Children of my 
Daughter Hanna that is deceased fifteen pounds in money to be paid to them by my son 
William, as by bond I have taken care that is to say three pounds a piece their names are 
Jacob, Exercise, Moses, Zachariah and patience Allen and it is my will that if any of them 
should die before the time appointed for the payment of the said money that their parts should 
be equally devided amongst the living. Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Daughter 
Mary Corleis fifteen pounds that is to say five pounds allready paid for her at the Merchants 
and ten pounds more to come in money. Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Son Ben- 
jamin Corlies and Timothy Corlies twenty pounds a peece in money and it is my Will that 
it Shall be put out to use for them by my Executors untill they come to age of twenty one 
years and at the time of their being at age for my Executors to buy Land for them with the 
money if they See cause. Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Deborah Corlies one 
feather bed and furniture belonging to it and also my oval table. Item. I give and bequeath 
unto my Daughter Dina Corlies a feather bed and furniture and also my Chest of Drawers 
when they come to Age to have them at their own Disposing. Item I give and bequeath 
unto my Child unborn if it be a Son Ten pounds in money to be put out to use for him 

* East Jersey Deeds, Liber 4, reverse side, folio 11. 
t Ibid., Liber B, folio 94. 



untill he comes of Age and his name shall be , and if it be a daughter I 

doe give unto it a feather bed and furniture belonging to it and her name Shall be Hanna, 
and if the child deceases before it come of Age its share is to be devided amongst the rest of 
my four Children namely Benjamin, Timothy, Deborah and Dina Corlies. Item it is my 
Will that my Executors shall have full power to sell my Negro Simon and put out the 
money to use for the use of my Children and if they see Cause with part of the money 
to buy a white Servant to manage the plantation if they see it necesary. Item I give and 
bequeath unto my Son George Corlies ten pounds worth of Leather at ten pence pr pound 
and ten pounds in money to be paid to him by my Executors twelve months after my decease. 
Item I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Deborah Corlies the yews of all the Plan- 
tation that I now have during the time she remains my Widdow with all the building 
and improvements thereunto belonging and if she marries before my Son Joseph comes of 
age of twenty one years then it is my Will that my Executors shall take care to improve the 
Plantation to the best advantage as they shall think fat for the benefit of my Son Joseph 
Corlies and at her Surrendering the Plantation to my Executors they shall pay to her the 
Sum of forty pounds in Lew of her Dowery. Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Son 
Joseph Corlis the Plantation that I now live upon with all the improvements thereunto 
belonging as houses, Barns, Orchards, upland and Meddow Joyning thereunto belonging to 
me also four acres of Meddow lying upon goos neck all waies provided that my Son Joseph 
shall pay to his two Brothers namely Benjamin Corlis and Timothy Corlis a Legacy of 
Twenty five pounds a peece when they come to twenty one years allso tis my will that if my 
Son Joseph doth not pay the Legacys to his Brothers as a fore said that then my Executors 
shall have a full power to sell the Plantation and sign the bill of Sale with as full power 
and right as I could in my life time and to devide the money into three Equal! parts and 
to give to my Son Joseph the one third part of the money and to my Son Timothy the other 
third part of the money that the Plantation Shall be sole for allso it is my Will that if my 
Son Joseph doth pay the Legacies to his brothers as afore said that y^ Plantation shall be 
my Son Josephs his heirs and assigns for Ever. Item I do give and bequeath unto my Son 
Benjamin a peace of Land about Sixteen Acres lying at the head of my Son Williams land 
and bounded by the brook that comes down from Jedidahs bog by his corner tree also. 
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Son Timothy a Small peece of Land about the head of 
Thomas Whites field and in the field about four or five acres these two small peeces of Land 
I do give them to these my two Sons Benjamin and Timothy their heirs and Aassings for 
Ever. It is my Will my Executors shall buy Land joyning to these two small parcells for 
my two Sons above named to inlarge their land and if in case they cannot then I doe impower 
them to sell it and put the money to use for those two Sons Benjamin and Timothy also it is 
my Will that my wife and my Son Joseph shall have the priviledge to mow four Acres of 
Meddow lying upon long neck which I lately bought of William Brinley and formerly was 
Caleb Aliens, during her Widdowhood. Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Benjamin 
Corlis Six Acres of Meddow lying near Raccoon Island as it will appear by deed by me for 
it. I doe give it to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. Item I doe give to my loveing wife 
Deborah Corlis my bay hors which I used to ride and my bridle and side saddle. Item 
I doe give my son in Law Henry Allen five Shillings in money what I doe give to my 
Children above named. John Corlis and William Corlis and the Children of Daughter Hanna 
that is deceased and to my daughter Elizabeth Brinley and Mary Corlis and John Corlis 
is all that I can give them besides what I have already given them and I desire that they 
may be contented therewith all the rest of my goods and the remainder of my Estate that 
is not disposed of here in this my last Will and Testament I doe give it to my loveing 
Wife Deborah Corlis that is to say I doe give her the use of for to bring up my five youngest 
children and when they are brought up what is remaining it is my Will it shall be equally 



devided amongst the children. I have by my last wife the Child that is yet unborn to have 
a double share amongst them if it is a Son if a daughter a Single Share. My meaning is 
that when they are brought up when ever she marry again if She doth not marry when they 
come to Age. I have also thirty seven pounds . . . shillings silver money in a knit purse I 
doe desire that my Executors may improve it to advantatge if oportunity presents and 
secure it. If not to keep it in bank for the use of my Children until the youngest comes to 
Age. Item I doe make choyce of my loveing wife to be my Executrix and my loveing friends 
Gabriel Stelle and Moses Lippit and George Williams to be my Executors to see that my 
last Will and Testament performed and fulfilled and I doe give to each of them five pounds 
a peece. 

" In witness whereof the said George Corlis have to this my last Will and Testament 
Set my hand and Seal this Twenty fifth day of the Sixth month in the year of our Lrd 1715, 
and in the first year of the Reign of Our Lord the King George by the Grace of God. 

" Signed, Sealed and delivered by the 
said George Corlis to be his last Will and _ 

Testament in the presence of us -^ ^ •' 

John Deace 

John Hance his 

Duncan Gregory X 


Elizabeth Hance" 

In taking the inventory of the estate of Thomas Potter, of Shrewsbury, 
24 February, 1703, George CorHes recorded his age as near fifty years, so 
that he was about twenty-seven years old when he married (i), 10 December, 
1680, at her father's house in Shrewsbury, Exercise, daughter of William 
and Hannah Shattock, born at Boston, Massachusetts, 12 November, 1656, 
and died at Shrewsbury, 14 November, 1695. By this marriage there were 
six children. He married (2), 23 November, 1699, at the Friends Meeting- 
House in Shrewsbury, Deborah, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hance, of 
Shrewsbury, born at Shrewsbury, i May, 1675, and died there, 3 February, 


Children of George^ and Exercise (Shattock) Codies; all born at Shrews- 

(2) . i. John CoRLIES^ born 11 March, 1682; married Naomi Edwards. 

(3) ii. Hannah Corlies^ born 25 October, 1684; died 15 March, 1712; married Henry 


(4) iii. Elizabeth Corlies", born i July, 1687; married William Brinley. 

(5) iv. William Corlies', born 15 July, 1689; died April, 1754; married Jerusha 

(t5) v. Mary CoRLIES^ born 31 March, 1692; married Jonathan Allen. 
(7) vi. George Corlies', born 19 October, 1694; married (i) Sarah (West) Cook; (2) 

Sarah . 



Children of George^ and Deborah (Hance) Codies; all born at Shrewsbury : * 

vii. Thomas Corlies^ born 3 November, 1700; died 20 January, 1700 (O. S.)- 
viii. Deborah Corlies", born 11 April, 1702; died 3 February, 1757; married, 12 

December, 1728, Walter Herbert, Jun'', born 25 January, 1701. 
ix. Joseph Corlies^ born 14 March, 1705; died 26 January, 1784; married Margaret, 

daughter of Thomas Woodmansee, born about 1709; died 26 February, 1798. 
X. Benjamin CoRLIES^ born 31 August, 1707; died 11 October, 1739; married, 24 

May, 1732, Mary Jackson. 
xi. Timothy Corlies^ born 10 April, 1710; died 23 March, 1733. 
xii. Dinah CoRLIES^ born 17 December, 1712; died 1798; married, 19 December, 1734, 

Britton, son of Peter and Abigail (Lippincott) White; died 26 December, 

xiii. Jacob CoRLIES^ born 14 October, 1715; died 8 December, 1767; married, 22 

December, 1737, Sarah White, sister of the above, born 21 July, 1715. 

2. JOHN CORLIES^ (George^), was born at Shrewsbury, 11 March, 
1682, and died there, between 24 May, 1745, and 28 May, 1750, the former 
date being that on which he made over to his son, John Corlies, a parcel of 
land which he had bought of Jacob Lippincott, and which was bounded by 
lands belonging to his son, James Corlies, lying on the north side of the 
main road from Black Point to the Meeting-House. His home plantation 
was in Rumson Neck in Shrewsbury. 

He married, after 2 February, 1708, Naomi, daughter of Abijah and 
Naomi Edwards, of Shrewsbury, as on that day she witnessed, as Naomi 

Edwards, a marriage at the Quaker Meet- 
ing-House in Shrewsbury , and she was 
i^^C/t^C^ living as late as 6 January, 1731, when she 
was again a wedding-guest at the same place. 
Mr. Corlies was in membership with the 
Shrewsbury Meeting of Friends, and it would seem to have been his inten- 
tion to enter the births of his children on the records of that Meeting; but 
there remain only the words, " the children of John and Naomi Corlies," 
and an unfilled space of several lines to tell of the miscarried intention. 


Children of John^ and Naomi (Edwards) Corlies; all born at Shrewsbury: 

i. James Corlies', named in the will of his grandfather, Abijah Edwards, 17 January, 
1714; was living at Shrewsbury, i August, 1769; married Mary Wooley. The 

* For issue of the children of this marriage, see " John Hance and some of his Descendants," New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. xxxv., 1904. The author of this series of articles, the 
Reverend William White Hance, has also rendered material assistance in the above compilation of the 
descendants of the first marriage of George Corlies. 



will of her father, William Wooley, of Shrewsbury, bearing date 4 March, 1761, 
makes bequests to her children Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Hance, Margaret, wife 
of Michael Price, and William, Mary, James, and George Corlies. 
ii. John CoRLIES^ born 8 November, 1714; died between 12 February and 18 August, 
1760, the dates of the making and the proving of his will ; married, 24 February, 
1734, Zilpah Wilbur, born 16 June, 1714; died 9 July, 1802. Issue: i. Samuel 
CoRLIES^ born 5 August, 1736; died before i June, 1798. 2. John Corlies\ 
born 21 April, 1746; died 3 November, 1786; married (i), license, 28 January, 
1767, Elizabeth Borden, or Burden; (2), license, 31 May, 1779, Rachel White. 

iii. Elizabeth Corlies', married, 25 September, 1735, Richard Fitz-Randolph, of 
Woodbridge, son of Edward and Catherine (Hartshorne) Fitz-Randolph, born 
16 April, 1705. His will of 20 November, 1754, mentioned wife Elizabeth, and 
children George, Thomas, Catherine, Richard, Mary, and Edward Fitz-Ran- 

iv. Samuel Corlies', married, license, 17 August, 1745, Elizabeth Bills, born 1723. He 
died without issue, leaving a will, dated 22 December, 1748, probated 5 December, 
1749. His widow married, license, 20 September, 1749, Thomas Cox, of Shrews- 
V. George Corlies', born 1718; was of Scituate, Rhode Island, at the probate of his 
brother's will, 5 December, 1749. The Providence Gazette had this notice of 
his death : 

" Died 16 June, 1790, Captain George Corlies, native of New Jersey, many 
years a resident of this Town, in the 72°<i year of his age." 

He married Waitstill, daughter of the Honorable William Rhodes, of Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, born at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 18 February, 1722 ; 
died there 21 October, 1783. Issue: i. William Corlies*, died at Providence, 
19 September, 1789, in his thirty-eighth year. 2. John Corlies*, removed to 
Paris, Kentucky, where he was living 6 September, 1824. 

3. HANNAH C0RLIES2 (George^), was born at Shrewsbury, 25 
October, 1684, and died there, 15 March, 1712. She was in membership 
with the Shrewsbury Meeting of Friends, and married, at their Meeting- 
House, 18 January, 1702, Henry Allen, born at Sandwich, Barnstable County, 
Massachusetts, 24 March, 1680, and died in Burlington County, New Jersey, 
30 August, 1748. His father, Jedediah Allen, a son of Ralph Allen, of Sand- 
wich, was born in that town, 20 January, 1650, and removed to Rhode 
Island, and thence to Shrewsbury, before 1684. He represented Shrewsbury 
in the Assembly of East Jersey in 1686 and 1688, and in the first Assembly 
of the united provinces of East and West Jersey in 1703.* He was a justice 
of the peace and of the courts of Monmouth County in 1700, and one of the 
trustees of the Friends' Meeting of Shrewsbury in 1695. He died in January, 
171 1, leaving a large family, of whom his son Nathan married Margery, 
daughter of Robert Burnet, one of the proprietors of East Jersey, and was 

* Smith's History of New Jersey, 276. 


the founder of Allentown, in Monmouth County. Henry Allen, in partner- 
ship with his brother, Jonathan Allen, received from his father all his right 
of proprietary in the eastern division of the Province of New Jersey, and a 

piece of meadow in or near Raccoon 

Island. He, too, was a member of 

the Shrewsbury Meeting of Friends, 

^^ •* / and the births of all his children are 


entered on its records. He received 
a certificate of removal to the Burlington Meeting i December, 1735. He 
married (2), April, 1714, Abigail, daughter of John and Elizabeth Adams, 
of Rancocas, Burlington County, New Jersey, born 2 January, 1682, and died 
12 August, 1759, by whom he also had issue. 

Children of Henry and Hannah^ (Codies) Allen; all born at Shrewsbury: 

i. Jacob ALLEN^ born 15 September, 1704; removed to Morristown, New Jersey, and 

died there, 29 March, 1779; married (i) ; (2), at Morristown, 15 January, 

1751, Naomi, widow of George Day. He had issue by both marriages. His will 
was made 24 May, 1774, and his estate divided between sons Henry, Gilbert, 
John, Moses, grandson Samuel, the son of son Aaron, deceased, and daughters 
Susanna Allen and Hannah Hathaway. 

ii. Exercise Allen', born 18 October, 1705. 

iii. Moses Allen^ born 22 September, 1707. 

iv. Zachariah Allen', born 16 December, 1709; died intestate in 1750, administration 
on his estate being granted, 13 January of that year, to his widow, Elizabeth 

V. Patience Allen', born 27 January, 1711 ; died 14 June, 1793; married, 23 March, 
'^TZZi John Lippincott, born 18 February, 1699. Issue : i. James Lippincott*, 
married Sarah Wooley. 2. Dinah Lippincott*, married Thomas White. 3, 
Elizabeth Lippincott*, married James Lafetra. 4. Sarah Lippincott*, mar- 
ried William Lane. 5. Hannah Lippincott*, married Joseph Allen. 6. Hul- 
DAH Lippincott*. 7. Henry Lippincott*. 8. Joseph Lippincott*. 9. Patience 

4. ELIZABETH CORLIES^ (George^), was born at Shrewsbury, i 
July, 1687, and died there about 1738. She was married, at Friends' Meet- 
ing-House, Shrewsbury, 26 January, 1704, to William Brinley, of Shrews- 
bury, son of Captain William Brinley, of Newport, Rhode Island, by his wife, 
a daughter of Honorable William Reape, of Newport and Shrewsbury. 
WilHam Brinley, the elder, held various positions of trust, civil and military, 
in Rhode Island, was one of the founders of Trinity Church, Newport, and 
died about 1704. He was the son of the Honorable Francis Brinley, who was 
born at Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England, 15 November, 1632, and who, 



coming to Newport in 1651, spent a long and useful life in Rhode Island, 
and died there in 1719, having been Governor's Assistant, 1672-73; member 
of Sir Edmund Andros's Council in 1687; and presiding judge of the General 
Quarter Sessions and Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 1687-88. He had but 
two children, William Brinley, before mentioned, and Thomas Brinley, who 
was a merchant of Boston, Massachusetts, and London, England, and one of 
the founders of Kings' Chapel, Boston, where the tomb of his son. Colonel 
Francis Brinley, is embellished by the armorial bearings here given. The 
maternal grandfather of the subject of our sketch, William Reape, was an 
early follower of Quakerism, and was arrested at Sandwich, Massachusetts, 
and on Long Island, in 1661-62, for adherence to the principles and practice 

Brinley Arms 

of Friends, As early as 1665 he was active in promoting the settlement of 
Monmouth, in East Jersey, of which he was one of the patentees. He was 
one of the Governor's Assistants of Rhode Island in 1667, and one of the 
members of the East Jersey Assembly in 1670. He died 6 August, 1670. 
His widow, Sarah Reape, removed to Shrewsbury about 1687, accompanied, 
possibly, by her grandson, William Brinley, to whom her will of 12 April, 
171 5, left a house and lot in Newport and legacies to all his children named 
below, except John and Hannah. Just when William Brinley became a resi- 
dent of Shrewsbury is uncertain, but, from 1695, he was frequently a wit- 
ness to the marriages of Friends. He was captain of the sloop " Elizabeth," 
sailing between Perth Amboy, New York, Newport, Boston, and Newfound- 
land, and his name is of frequent occurrence in the shipping news of 1730, 
et seq. 

He was justice of the peace and of the courts of Monmouth County, 



and died after 29 October, 1753, when he acknowledged a deed in which his 
then wife, EHzabeth (Codies) Brinley, had joined in 1714. He married (2), 
19 July, 1739, Mrs. Elizabeth Lippincott, by whom there was no issue. By 
her will of 12 November, 1745, she gave to her granddaughters, Elizabeth, 
Audry, and Ann Lippincott, six suits of clothing which she had before her 
marriage with William Brinley, also a pair of sheets marked E. A. L. She 
further named grandchildren Vincent and George White, and son Daniel 
Lippincott's children, and made " cousins Joseph Codies and Hezekiah Wil- 
liams" the executors of the instrument. 

Children of William and Elizabeth^ (Codies) Brinley; all born at Shrews- 
bury : 

i. Francis BRINLEY^ named in the will of his grandmother, Sarah Reape, 12 April, 
1715; executed a deed for land in Shrewsbury, 19 August, 1737; was called 
deceased in deed of his daughters Phebe Brinley, Jun^, and Euphemia Brinley, 
10 March, 1755, for one hundred and forty acres on the north side of White 

Pond Creek, in Shrewsbury.* He had probably married Phebe , and had 

but the children above, of whom, Euphemia was described as of age 8 Feb- 
ruary, 1757. 

ii. William BRINLEY^ mentioned second in the will of Sarah Reape, married, 6 
January, 1736, Keziah Wooley. His estate was administered upon by the 
widow Keziah Brinley, 12 October, 1743. The account of the settlement of 
the estate shows payments made to William Brinley, Esqr, Thomas and John 
Brinley, and James Curlis, William Curlis, John Curlis, Senr, and John 
Curlis, Junr. She married (2), license, 18 May, 1751, Samuel Osborn. 

iii. Thomas Brinley'. His will, dated 4 January, 1754, named " wife" and " three 
children." At the probate thereof, 19 April, 1771, the wife was deceased. He 
married, license, 14 July, 1746, Sarah Leonard. 

iv. Elizabeth Brinley', married, license. 27 August, 1745, John Mount, Jun"". 

V. Sarah Brinley', probably married Job West, of Shrewsbury ; named in his will 
28 September, 1741. CSee West Family, No. 5.) 

vi. John Brinley'. His will, of 12 April, 1775, made bequests to wife Leah and to 
children William, John, Joseph, Lydia Eatton, Reape, and Jacob. He married 
(i), 17 January, 1744, Elizabeth Hulett, who was the mother of all his chil- 
dren, and who died 14 February, 1763; (2) Leah , who married (2), 

22 January, 1777, Jacob Laing. 
vii. Hannah Brinley', married, license, 8 July, 1749, Joseph Wardell. 
viii. Reape Brinley', called " youngest child" in his grandmother's will, 12 April, 1715 ; 
probably died unmarried. 

5. WILLIAM CORLIES2 (George^), was born at Shrewsbury, 15 
July, 1689, and was undoubtedly named for his maternal grandfather, William 

* New Jersey Deeds, K^, 427, 428. 


Shattock.* Shortly before his death, George Corlies, in April, 171 5, made 
a deed of gift of certain tracts of upland and meadow to his second son 
William, the land being described as lying along Cole's Brook, and part of 
that patented to Thomas Hillborn, 24 May, 1694, and sold by him to the 
said George Corlies in 1703. The portion of this patent so conveyed was 
made over by William Corlies to his youngest brother, of the half-blood, 
Jacob Corlies, 7 May, 1737, the text of the deed being as follows: 

" This Indenture made this Seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and thirty seven between William Corlies of the Town of Shrewsbury 
in the County of Monmouth and Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey yeoman of 
the one part and his Brother Jacob Corlies of the Same Place Singleman of the other part 
WITNESSETH that he the said William Corlies for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two 
hundred pounds currant money at eight Shillings the ounce to him in hand paid by the said 
Jacob Corlies at and before the Sealing and Delivery hereof the receipt whereof he the 
said William Corlies doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith to be fully satisfied 
Contented and paid hath granted, bargained and sold and by these Presents doth fully, 
freely, clearly and absolutely Grant, bargain and Sell alien enfeoff release convey assure 
and Confirm unto him the said Jacob Corlies his Heirs and Assigns forever All those Tracts 
of Land and Meadow Situate lying and being in the said Shrewsbury beginning at a Red 
Oak Tree marked on four sides Standing by Coles Brook thence South twenty four degrees 
thirty minutes. Easterly Twenty one Chains to Deal Path, thence North forty seven degrees, 
Easterly Sixty one Chains to a Ditch and little brook, thence Northerly as the said Ditch 
and brook runs to said Coles brook, thence South westerly as the said Coles Brook runs to 
where it first began, Bounded north by the said Coles brook. West and South by Joseph 
Corlies and East part by said little brook and part by the following Tract of Meadow also 
a piece of Bogg Meadow lying East of said William Corlies's House beginning at a White 
Oak Tree marked on four sides, thence south sixty four degrees, Westerly two Chains to the 
aforesaid Ditch and little brook, thence Southerly as the said Ditch and brook runs six chains 
and two Rods, thence North East as another Ditch runs four Chains and two Rods, thence 

* William Shattock emigrated to Massachusetts in 1650, and while living at Boston, about 1658, 
embraced Quakerism and was mercilessly punished therefor by the civil authorities and compelled to 
leave their jurisdiction. The story of his persecution for conscience' sake "by the unjust rulers of 
Boston" is given in " New England's Ensign," in Besse's "Collections of the Sufferings of Quakers," 
and is noticed in Sewall's " History of the Quakers." After a short stay in Rhode Island, during 
which he was one of the original purchasers of land in Monmouth County, New Jersey, he settled at 
Shrewsbury, and was probably one of the 
founders of the Shrewsbury Meeting of 
Friends. In 1675 he was elected a member 
of the East Jersey Assembly from Shrews- 
bury, but declined to swear or take the 
oath of office. He was living as late as 28 
September, 1693, when he witnessed a marriage at Friends' Meeting-House in Shrewsbury. By his 
wife Hannah, who accompanied him to Shrewsbury, he had : i. Hannah Shattock*, born at Boston, 
8 July, 1654 ; married, at Shrewsbury, 6 November, 1674, Restore Lippincott. 2. Exercise Shat- 
tock^, born at Boston, 12 November, 1656 ; married, at Shrewsbury, 10 December, 1680, George Cor- 
lies. 3. Elizabeth Shattock'^, who married Jacob Coale, of Shrewsbury. 



North Sixty four degrees, Westerly Six Chains and two Rods to where it began Bounded 
West by the above mentioned Tract and on all other sides by the said Joseph Corlies and 
Also all that two Acres of upland and Meadow in s<i Shrewsbury (in the Patent thereunto 
belonging it is called upland) lying in long neck (but it is called Goose Neck by mistake) 
in breadth ten Rods and in length 8 Chains Bounded on the South by Sarah Reap, East by 
mistress Katharine Brown, on the West by John Chambers and North by Shrewsbury River 
with a Drift way two rods broad from long branch path to the first mentioned Tract for 
the free use, way and passage of him the said Jacob Corlies his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 
(except and always Reserved out of this present Drift Way two Rods broad through the 
above Granted Tract till it comes to the head of the Bogg that lies to Southward of s<i 
William Corlies House and from thence one Rod broad along his line to s'3 Deal path for 
the use of him the said Joseph Corlies his Heirs and Assigns for ever) which said Tracts 
of Land and Meadow were Given and Granted to the s^ William Corlies by a deed from 
their father George Corlies deceased, dated the Second day of April, 1715. Together also 
with all manner of Houses, Buildings, Orchards, Improvements, Advantages, Profits, heredita- 
ments and appurtenances to the same belonging or any ways appertaining with all the Right, 
Title, Estate, Interest, property, possession, Claim and Demand of him the said William 
Corlies both in Law and equity & either of them of into or out of the Same and every part 
thereof. To have and to hold the above Granted Tracts of Land & Meadow & every part 
& parcel thereof (Except what is before Excepted) with all and singular the Priviledges 
Advantages and appurtenances of right and Custom thereunto belonging unto him the said 
Jacob Corlies his Heirs and Assigns and to his & their only proper use & uses, benefit, 
advantage and behoof for ever. And he the said William Corlies for himself his Heirs 
Executors and Administrators doth Covenant, promise and Grant to & with him the s<l 
Jacob Corlies his Heirs & Assigns firmly by these Presents That he the s^ William Corlies 
at the time of the Sealing and Delivery hereof hath in himself good, sure Right full power 
and absolute lawful authority to Grant Sell and Confirm and above Granted Tracts of Land 
and Meadow and evry part thereof with the appurtenances unto him the said Jacob Corlies 
his Heirs & Assigns in manner and form above mentioned, And that the same and every part 
thereof with the appurtenances and all Rents & Profits issuing from the same unto him the 
s^ Jacob Corlies his Heirs and Assigns in their quiet and peaceable possession and to his 
and their only and Sole use profit and behoof against the Just and Lawfull Claime Challenge 
or Demand of all Persons Shall Warrant and for ever hereafter defend by these Presents 
(The Proprietors Quit Rents if any be that shall hereafter become due only Excepted) 

" In witness whereof the s^ William Corlies hath hereunto Set his hand and Seal the 
day and year first above written and in the Tenth year of His Majesty King George the 
Second's reign &c, 1737.* 

" Signed, Sealed and delivered in the 
Presence of 

Joseph Corlies 
Antho Moultsby 
Jacob Dennis" 


Prior to this time, or, on 11 February, 1726, William Corlies purchased 
of Anthony Pintard, Jun^, of the township of Shrewsbury, a house lot in Perth 

*' New Jersey Deeds, H^, 306. 


Amboy, on the westerly side of Back Street. For some years there had been 
an effort to increase the population and improve the commerce of Perth 
Amboy, and various inducements were resorted to in the hope of securing 
new settlers, and it may be that William Corlies decided to take up a resi- 
dence in what it was hoped would be the progressive capital of the Province. 
In 1738 it was stated that " planters had not resorted to it as was expected, 
notwithstanding its commodious situation," and there is no evidence that Wil- 
liam Corlies left, even temporarily, his Shrewsbury home for Perth Amboy. 
It is possible, however, that shortly before his death he removed to Burlington 
County, as the inventory of his effects is filed in that county. He died intestate 
in April, 1754, leaving a considerable estate, both real and personal, to which 
his son, William Corlies, was appointed administrator, 19 April, 1754.* 
In addition to the usual household equipment, " linen, silver, pewter, bible, 
swoard," etc., his inventory exhibits a number of notes and bonds due to the 

He married (i), possibly as early as 1715, Jerusha West, daughter of 
John West by his wife Jane Wing (see West Family, No. 6), born about 
1696; she was living, as Jerusha Corlies, at the date of her father's will, 4 
March, 1728. He married (2), 13 January, 1731, at the house of Sarah 
Wing, in Shrewsbury, Sarah, probably daughter of Joseph Wing by his wife 
Ann Lippincott (see Wing Family, No. 7), who doubtless predeceased him, 
as no mention is made of her in the settlement of his estate, and by whom 
there is no evidence of issue. 

Children of William^ and Jerusha (West) Corlies; all born at Shrews- 

(8) i. William Corlies', died after 13 December, 1805; married (i) ; (2) Ann 

ii. Exercise Corlies^ married, as second wife, license, 6 June, 1739, William Shinn, 
of Burlington. Issue: i. Isaiah SHINN^ born 1740. 2. Exercise Shinn*, 
born 1743. 3. Elizabeth Shinn*, born 1748. 4. Job Shinn*, born 1749. (See 
"History of the Shinn Family.") 
iii. Mehitable CoRLIES^ married, license, 2 January, 1739, Caleb Shinn, brother of 
the above. The license bond styles him of Monmouth County, and spelled her 
name Curlis, given as Curtis in the Shinn Genealogy. Issue: i. John Shinn*. 
2. Henry Shinn*. 3. Caleb Shinn*. 4. Mehitable Shinn*. 5. Mary 
Shinn*. (See "History of the Shinn Family.") And, probably, 6. Corliss 
Shinn*, who was of age in 1776. 

* Burlington County Probate Files, in office of Secretary of State, Trenton, New Jersey. 



iv. Jane CoRLIES^ married, license, i6 March, 1745, John Willgus, of Monmouth 

V. Uriah Corlies', possibly he who had license to marry, 23 May, 1746, Exercise Allen. 

If this marriage was accomplished, he died some time 
before i May, 1749, when she was the wife of Charles 
Mackay. (See Corlies Family, No. 6.) 


6. MARY CORLIES^ (George^), was born at Shrewsbury, 31 March, 
1692, and died there after 9 February, 1739. As Mary Corlies, she witnessed 
the will of Mrs. Sarah Reape, of Shrewsbury, 12 April, 171 5, and married, 
before the probate of the same, 29 March, 1716, Jonathan Allen, son of 
Jedediah and Elizabeth Allen, born at Shrewsbury, fJ^^Tt X — > ' 
16 October, 1689, and died there in November, yy^^J^V fXH'^QB 
1748. His will, of 12 November, 1748, bequeathed /^y I ^ 

legacies to his three sons and six daughters, and \J) 

provided that his real estate should be promptly sold by his executors, Joseph 
Corlies and John Woodmansee. The first account of the executors was 
rendered i May, 1749, with the showing that the sale of the property had 
been effected for the sum of £1306. A later account made a final distribution 
to the heirs given below. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary^ (Corlies) Allen; all born at Shrewsbury: 

i. Bathsheba Allen', called eldest daughter in her father's will ; married, 8 Feb- 
ruary, 1740, John Woodmansee, of Shrewsbury. His will, of 16 June, 1793, 
named wife Bathsheba, children David, Joseph, Daniel, John, Bathsheba 
Allen, and Phebe, and grandsons David, John, and Thomas. 

ii. Hezekiah Allen', " eldest son ;" made his will 29 February, 1776, which was 
proved 22 May, following; his heirs were children Mary, Martha, James, 
Jonathan, and Catherine, and grandson David Allen. 

iii. Naomi Allen', married, license, 30 July, 1743, Darius Lippincott, son of William 
Lippincott, of Shrewsbury, and named in the will of the latter, 15 April, 1763. 

iv. James Allen', died possibly before the final settlement of his father's estate, as 
he does not receipt for his portion, 2 July, 1757. 

V. Sarah Allen' married, license, 25 March, 1751, William Brewer, of Shrewsbury. 

vi. Exercise Allen', was licensed to marry, 23 May, 1746, Uriah Corlies, of Shrews- 
bury, at which time Ralph Allen and Joshua Bond testify that Exercise Allen 
" is upwards of twenty-one years," and that they " believe that her father, 
Jonathan Allen, consented to the marriage, but that, being a Quaker, he might 
not be willing to signify his consent." * If the marriage took place Exercise 
Allen had become a widow, and again a wife, before i May, 1749, when her 
then husband, Charles Mackay, signed for her portion of her father's estate.t 

* New Jersey Marriage Bonds, filed in the office of the Secretary of State, at Trenton, 
t Monmouth County Probate Files. 



vii. Mary Allen', married, license, 23 May, 1749, Jedediah Allen, of Shrewsbury. 
viii. Hannah ALLEN^ married, license, 13 January, 1755, Peleg, son of Samuel and 
Deborah Slocum, of Shrewsbury. The Slocum Genealogy says that Peleg 
Slocum, above, " died early," leaving a son Peleg, who, with his mother, deeded 
land in Shrewsbury to John West, 18 April, 1788. 
ix. David Allen^ receipted for his share of his father's estate, i May, 1749, but not 
on 2 July, 1757. 

7. GEORGE CORLIES^ (George^), was born at Shrewsbury, 19 Octo- 
ber, 1694, and received a share of his father's lands in Rumson Neck, Shrews- 
bury, 4 May, 1 71 5. Some part of this gift he held and improved until 13 
March, 1763, when he disposed of it to his youngest half-brother, Jacob 
Corlies. A piece of the same land he had made over to another brother of 
the half-blood, Joseph Corlies, 13 February, 1737, his wife Sarah joining in 
the deed. Mr. Corlies served on the grand jury of Monmouth County in 
February, 1721. 

He married (i) Sarah, the widow of Silas Cook, of Shrewsbury, who 
died 5 June, 1725, and daughter of William West, also of Shrewsbury. 
Her father's will, of i May, 1740, set forth that she had had ten children by 
her two marriages, seven by the first, three by the last, and that she was 
then deceased. (See West Family, No. 5.) Mr. Corlies married (2) Sarah 

, who was living 13 March, 1763, when she joined her husband in the 

conveyance of land to Joseph Corlies, and there may have been issue by this 

Children of George^ and Sarah (West) Corlies; born at Shrewsbury: 

i. Hannah Corlies^ married, license, 27 September, 1753, Ebenezer Wardell, son 
of Joseph Wardell, of Shrewsbury. She and her husband join in a deed of 3 
July, 1767, and her estate was administered upon by Joseph Wardell, 7 May, 

ii. Daniel CoRLIES^ security to the marriage bond of his brother, 22 June, 1752. 
iii. Uriah CoRLIES^ married, license, 22 June, 1752, Anna Dunham, of Amboy, and 
received, 17 May, 1760, her share of the estate of her father, James Dunham. 
A Uriah Corlis was entered on the 
Shrewsbury tax-list of 1759, and again on 
the list for the Poor-Rate and Dog-Tax 
for 1764 and 1765. One of this name, 
probably he, made a will at Shrewsbury, 23 April, 1804, proved 17 March, 1806, 
in which the legatees were wife Elizabeth and children Elizabeth, Margaret, 
Sarah, Daniel, and James, and the latter's son Uriah. 

8. WILLIAM CORLIES^ (William^, George^), purchased, on 16 Sep- 
tember, 1740, from William Dey a tract of land including eight acres of 
meadow, in the township of Upper Freehold, and this he conveyed, as William 



Corlis, Junr, of Upper Freehold, to Joseph Cheeseman, 3 August, 1745. He 
served on the grand jury of the county at the April court, 1746, and was at 
that time allowed a license or privilege to keep a house of entertainment for 
travellers. The settlement of his father's estate, in 1754-56, involved him in 
considerable litigation with the Brinleys and Wests, which may have been 
a factor in turning his thoughts to a home in the adjoining county of Bur- 
lington, where, on i January, 1757, he leased, for the term of six years, from 
Jacob Warwick a plantation located partly in Springfield and partly in New 
Hanover Townships. The contract for this leasehold bears the signature of 
/"\ A William Corliss, and also that of John Wool- 

/^/{/*fy^^^ /^ ,^/§*Q 4 nian, the Quaker diarist and preacher, whose 

y w\U444MyL''Jj^jjl/*^ literary style was so highly commended by 

Charles Lamb. From this time until his death 
Mr. Corlies resided in Burlington County, interested in the cultivation of his 
rapidly increasing acres, and in conducting the well-known hostelry, the Red 
Lion Tavern, on the post-road between Medford and Vincentown. A gener- 
ous hospitality and the maintenance of a large family brought him in the 
evening of life into embarrassed financial circumstances. Believing, how- 


Red Lion Inn 

ever, that his estate, if properly administered, was sufficient to meet all obliga- 
tions, and to provide a proper livelihood for himself and his family, he exe- 
cuted the following power of attorney to Job Jones, of Northampton, 12 

September, 1805 : 



" William Corlies of Northampton, Sendeth greeting. Whereas the said William Corlies 
being in advanced years, by reason whereof he is in a great measure incapable of transacting 
his business and concerns. And the said William Corlies being indebted unto divers persons 
in considerable sums of money, and some of his creditors having obtained judgments and 
executions which are now unsatisfied in the hands of the sherifif of Burlington County, and 
levied on the estate real and personal of the said William Corlies. And the said William 
Corlies being desirous that all 
his just debts should be fully 
paid and satisfied and believing 
that he is now seized and pos- 
sessed of property sufficient 
(if disposed of to the best ad- 
vantage) to pay all his debts 
and leave to him and his family 
in his advanced age a comfort- 
able support. But, if his said 
property now being advertised 
for sale by the sheriff and if 
sold by him, in all probability 
a great sacrifice will be made 
therein and tend to reduce him 
to penury and want. And, in 
order that all my estate Real 
and Personal (or so much 
thereof as will raise a sufficient 
fund to pay off and discharge 

all my just debts) be speedily sold to the best advantage. Be it known that I, the said 
William Corlies, for divers good causes and valuable consideration me here unto speedily 
moving Have and by these Presents do nominate constitute and appoint my trusty friend, 
Job Jones of Northampton my true and lawful attorney to dispose of in my name with all 
possible speed, all or so much of my estate real and personal (except one hundred acres I 
have sold to William Irick including the mansion house and west end of place) for the best 
price that can be gotten for the same, as will enable my said attorney to pay off and discharge 
all my just debts." 


William Corlies' s House 

This document was signed by the wife, Ann Corlies, who renounced her 
dower rights. Three months later, 13 December, 1805, Mr. Corlies released 
to John Jenkins his plantation commonly known as the Red Lion Tavern, situ- 
ated in the township of Northampton and containing two hundred and nine- 
teen acres.* 

The date of William Corlies's death is uncertain, but it was doubtless 
shortly after the execution of the above release. In November, 1820, Samuel 
Sykes petitioned the Orphans' Court of Burlington County for the settlement 
of the estate of William Corlies, and set forth that the deceased had left 


* Burlington County Deeds, Liber M, folio 744. 


children William, Joseph, John, Abiah, Asher, Samuel, Ann Robinson, 
Jerusha Goldy, Sarah Brown, Lucy Mills, Rebecca Hedger, and Mary Bodine, 
and that since the decease of William Codies the eldest of his children, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Abiah, and Jerusha, had also deceased, each leaving children, 
and that Asher and Sarah had already conveyed their part of said deceased's 
estate to the petitioner, Samuel Sykes. The Court ordered that the desired 
division should be made by John Warren, Esqr, Joshua S. Earl, and Joseph 

The name of the first wife of William Corlies is not known. He married 
(2), license, 13 June, 1756, Ann Cox, of Middlesex County, New Jersey, 
who joined him in a deed of 12 September, 1805. 

Children of William^ and Corlies ; born probably at Shrewsbury : 

(9) i. William Corlies*, born about 1742; married Ann Davis. 

ii. Joseph Corlies*, died at Cedar Bridge, Ocean County, before November, 1820. 

Issue : Elizabeth Corlies^ married Samuel Webb, 
iii. Abiah Corlies*, died in 1812. Issue: i. Joseph Corlies'. 2. Joel Corlies'. Both 
sons removed to Williamsburg, Ohio. 

(10) iv. Jerusha Corlies*, born 28 September, 1746; married Samuel Goldy. 

v. Mary Corlies*, buried 27 March, 1825; married Joel Bodine. (See Bodine Family, 
No. 12.) 

Children of William^ and Ann (Cox) Corlies; born, doubtless, in Burlington 
County : 

vi. Ann Corlies*, born 1757; died at Philadelphia, 15 April, 1846; married, at Phila- 
delphia, 3 February, 1789, Samuel Robinson, of that city. Under date of 17 
July, 1844, Ann Robinson, of the city of Philadelphia, widow, by her attorney, 
Samuel Corlies, conveyed to John Cramer, of Burlington, part of a certain tract 
of land in Washington Township, in Burlington County, known as the Mine 
Survey, which was set ofif to the heirs of William Corlies deceased by Joshua 
S. Earl. Issue: i. Samuel Robinson', died unmarried. 2. Eliza Robinson', 
died unmarried, 
vii. John Corlies*, married Elizabeth Bogar, or Bogert, and removed to Genesee 

Valley, New York, 
viii. Asher Corlies*, married, and had issue : i. Sarah Corlies', married Anthony 
Brown, and removed to Waretown, Ohio. 2. Harriet Corlies', born 1795; 
married, in 1816, Moses Headley, of Waretown, Ocean County, New Jersey, 
ix. Rebecca Corlies*, married Hedger, and removed to Ohio. 

(11) X. Samuel Corlies*, born 28 February, 1771 ; died 27 March, 1851 ; married Lydia 


(12) xi. Sarah Corlies*, died 18 November, 1841 ; married (i) Isaac Davis; (2) Joshua 


* Minutes of the Orphans' Court of Burlington County, Liber 5, folio 87. 



xii. Lucy Corlies*, married, 15 January, 1790, Joshua Mills, of Freehold, and removed 
to Ohio before i November, 1827. 

9. WILLIAM CORLIES* (William^ William^, George^), was born, 
probably in Monmouth County, about 1742. He was a farmer and spent most 
of his life in Burlington County, where he was also engaged in milling. By 
deed of 29 January, 1802, in which his wife Ann joined, he, then described 
as " William Corlies Junr, of Northampton 
Township," conveyed to John Middleton, of 
Stafford, Monmouth County, and William 
Cooke, of Chesterfield, Burlington County, 
some seventy acres of cedar swamp. Mr. Corlies died after 13 December, 
1805, and before the filing of the petition for the settlement of his father's 

He married, license, 13 July, 1767, Ann Davis, of Burlington County, 
who was living as late as 20 December, 1824, when she was a legatee under 
the will of her daughter Ann Corlies. 

Children of William* and Ann (Davis) Corlies; born, probably, in Burling- 
ton County : 

i. Job Corlies', died near Vincentovvn, New Jersey, before 27 March, 1830, when, in 
the announcement * of the marriage of his daughter Beulah, he is called " de- 
ceased." He married Rebecca Leeds, of Evesham, whose will was dated 4 
October, 1852, and proved 19 September, 1854. Issue: i. William Corlies', 
born II June, 1798; died 2 May, 1858; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, 
New Jersey ; married, 8 February, 1820, Mary S. Lippincott, " a speaker among 
Friends." 2. Nehemiah Corlies*, died unmarried; buried in Eldridge Grave- 
yard, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. 3. Beulah Corlies", married, as second wife, 
27 March, 1830, Mark Moore. Her will of January, 1881, gave a legacy to the 
Eldridge Burying-Ground. 4. Rachel V. Corlies*, married, 2 October, 1828, 
Ely Moore, on whose estate she administered 22 April, 1838 ; was living Janu- 
ary, 1 88 1. 

ii. Rachel Corlies^ born 31 October, 1770; died 24 March, 1847; married (i) Caleb 
Ridgway, whose estate was administered upon 30 October, 1793, and by whom 
she had issue: i. Caleb Ridgway', died in 1828; married Elizabeth Crack- 
ford; died in 1821. 2. Richard Ridgway", died in his minority. Mrs. 
Ridgway married (2), as second wife, 26 June, 1796, John Butterworth, 
born 1760; died at Vincentown, 23 January, 1839. Issue: i. William Butter- 
worth', died near Vincentown, 26 August, 1829 ; married, 19 February, 1829, 
Hannah Lippincott. 2. John Butterworth', born 8 September, 1800; died at 
Vincentown, 4 November, 1879; married (i), 6 February, 1828, Keturah Stock- 
ton; (2), April, 1870, Keturah E. Jones, widow of Charles Campion. 3. 

* Mount Holly Mirror. 


Edward F. Butterworth°, born 29 July, 1803 ; married, 19 June, 1828, Lettuce 
B. Dungan. 4. Job Butter worth", born i July, 1805 ; died 3 January, 1888 ; 
married, 4 September, 1833, Sarah Wilkins. 5. Sarah Butter worth", born i 
July, 1807; died 15 February, 1891 ; married (i), 25 October, 1829, William 
Stockton; (2), 29 January, 1844, Jacob Githens. 6. Nancy Butterworth', 
born 9 December, 1809 ; died 12 June, 1877 ; married, 3 October, 1830, Joseph 
French Rowand. 

iii. Beulah Corlies', born 1780; died in Springfield Township, 26 February, 1853; 
married, about 1800, Monroe Stockton, born 22 January, 1776; died 22 January, 
1834. Issue: I. Joseph Stockton", born 1802; died, unmarried, 20 May, 1846. 
2. Jonathan Stockton", born 1805, died, unmarried, 12 June, 1852. 3. Wil- 
liam Corlies Stockton", born 1807; died 15 August, 1857; married, 19 
October, 1829, Sarah Maria Cox. 4. Samuel Stockton", born 1808 ; died 
4 July, 1871 ; married, i October, 1828, Meribah Cox. 

iv. William Corlies'. 
V. Ann Corlies', made her will 20 December, 1824; probated 10 January, 1825.* 

vi. George Corlies°, possibly married, 19 September, 1803, Mary Branson, who, as 
administrator of his estate, conveyed lands in New Hanover which the deceased 
had purchased i August, i8o9.t 

10. JERUSHA CORLIES^ (William^, William^, George^), was born 
in Monmouth County, 28 September, 1746, and died in Burlington County, 
after 13 December, 1805. She married, Hcense, 2 February, 1765, Samuel 
Goldy, of Burlington County, born 29 August, 1742; died at Pemberton, 
New Jersey, 20 February, 18 19, and was buried in the Baptist church -yard 
of that town, as was his second wife, Ann, who died 19 April, 1826, aged 
seventy-six years. 

Children of Samuel and Jerusha* (Corlies) Goldy; born at Pemberton: 

i. Sarah Goldy', born 4 September, 1765. 

ii. William C. GoLDY^ born 27 April, 1767; died 2 October, 1851 ; lived in Camden 
County, New Jersey; married (i), about 1791, Lettis Jennings; (2), 29 
March, 1816, Hannah Peacock, 
iii. Daniel Goldy", born 22 June, 1769; died 23 March, 1843; married Mary Pancoast, 
born 30 November, 1772; died 4 August, 1855; both husband and wife are 
buried in the Baptist church-yard at Pemberton. 
iv. Mary Goldy', born 4 September, 1771. 
V. Deborah Goldy', born 16 February, 1773. 
vi. Thomas Goldy", born 30 August, 1776. 

vii. Jerusha Goldy", born 21 February, 1779; married Crusher. 

viii. Samuel Goldy", born i April, 1781 ; died 23 October, 1819. 
ix. Corliss Goldy", born 19 November, 1783; died 11 January, 1833; married 15 
February, 1812, Rachel Morton. 

* Burlington County Will Book C, 500. 

t Burlington County Deeds, Liber N, folio 123, 124; I*, 117. 



X. Dorothy Goldy', born 25 April, 1787; died 3 May, 1830; married, 8 January, 1807, 
John Combs Clevenger. 

11. SAMUEL CORLIES-* (William^ William^, George^), was born 
in Burlington County, 28 February, 1771, and died in Monmouth County, 
2j March, 1851. On 28 October, 1819, he and his wife Lydia, called of 
Stafford Township, conveyed to Caleb Crammer and John Crammer an un- 
divided ninth part of four shares of cedar swamp, lying in the township of 
Washington, Burlington County, it being part of the " Mine Survey," for- 
merly the property of William Corlies, deceased. 

He married, 7 June, 1797, Lydia Crane, born 14 March, 1777; died 24 
October, 1838. 

Children of Samuel* and Lydia (Crane) Corlies; born, probably, in Mon- 
mouth County: 

i. Seth CoRLIES^ married, 2 January, 1822, Elizabeth Jennings, 
ii. Eliza Corlies", died unmarried, 
iii. William Corlies", married Nancy Falkinburg. 
iv. Samuel R. Corlies", died in infancy. 
V. Samuel Corlies", married Louisa Giberson. 
vi. John Corlies", married, 9 March, 1830, Charlotte Bogert. 
vii. Reuben R. Corlies", married Lucretia Warren. Had lands in Little Egg Harbor 

in 1857. 
viii. James L. Corlies", married, 12 November, 1835, Mary Ann Reamer. 
ix. Ann Corlies", married James Penn. 

X. Job M. Corlies", married Eliza Warren. Had lands in Little Egg Harbor in 1857. 
xi. Jesse Corlies", died in infancy. 

12. SARAH CORLIES" (William^ William^, George^), was born in 
Burlington County; was possibly a twin of Samuel Corlies, No. 11. She 
died 18 November, 1841, aged, according to her gravestone in Friends' 
ground at Upper Springfield, Burlington County, " seventy years." She mar- 
ried (i) Isaac Davis, of Springfield, whose estate was sold 12 October, 1798; 
(2) Joshua Brown. 

Children of Isaac and Sarah" (Corlies) Davis; born in Burlington County: 
i. Samuel S. Davis", will proved 30 June, 1877; married, 27 May, 1814, Sarah 

ii. John Davis", will proved 5 February, i860; married 24 October, 1812, Rebecca 

iii. Job Davis", married, 25 November, 1818, Mary Ann Smith ; removed to Ohio, 
iv. Sarah Davis", born 1800, died 27 February, 1880; married Samuel Wilson, of 

Crosswicks, New Jersey. 
V. Isaac Davis". 



Children of Joshua and Sarah^ (Corlies) Davis Brown 

vi. Joshua Brown°. 
vii. Mary BROWN^ 
viii. Edna BRO\VN^ 
ix. Lydia BROWN^ 
X. Jasper Brown*. 
xi. Rasselas Brown". 
xii. Richmond Brown". 


9^ing Hincage 

Matthew Wynge^ == . Rev. Stephen Bachiler = 

Rev. John Wing"'' = Deborah Bachiler. 

John Wing^ == Elizabeth 

Joseph Wing* = Jerusha Mayhew. 
John West = Jane Wing^. 

William Corlies = Jerusha West^. 
William Corlies' = . 

Joel Bodine = Mary Corhes*. 

William Coffin == Ann Bodine'. 

Clayton Brown Rogers = Eliza Coffin*". 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers". 





ANBURY in Oxfordshire — familiar alike to the Shakespearian 

B scholar, the puritan divine, to him who loves good cheer, or to 

the childish ear but just attuned to the tinkling rhythm of 
nursery tale — was the home of Matthew Wynge, the earliest 
known ancestor of the Wing family of Sandwich, Massachu- 
^^ w-„ setts ; indeed, of most of the Wings of America. It may have 
P^^^ been that Matthew Wynge was born in this old town ; certain it 
W^ is, that it was his desire to find a last resting-place in its old 
^^n^^ church-yard. He must have gone into its original bakery for 
^^— ^^^ " Banberrie Cakes;" along High Street, and into its fine old 
Elizabethan houses, with Tudor fronts, and through the quaint gateway of 
the Reindeer Inn. He must have eaten the cheeses, beloved of Shakespeare, 
and he must have seen the demolition of Banbury Cross, now happily restored ; 
and from Puritan zeal, so rampant in Banbury in his time, he might, in the 
eventide of life, have turned himself to majestic old St, Mary's, and have been 
not unwilling to bide awhile beneath its shadows. 

Matthew Wynge was born probably about 1550, and died between 9 
August and 15 November, 16 14, the dates of the making and the proving of 
his will, and witnessed in the span of his life some of the most pregnant events 
in the history of the English people, — the excitement attending the " Invin- 
cible Armada," the rise of Puritanism, the beginning of the Stuart dynasty, 
the " gunpowder plot," and the first permanent English settlement in America. 
His will* describes him as of Banbury in Oxfordshire, tailor, leaves to the 

* Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, i. 519. 



poor of the town ten shillings, and records his wish to be buried in the church- 
yard of St. Mary's. It leaves to his eldest son, Fulk, the lease of the house 
in which the testator dwelt, and twenty pounds in money; to second son, 
Thomas, thirteen pounds; to third son, John, forty shillings; to son-in-law, 
Robert Chamberlain, ten pounds; to daughter Joanna, twenty shillings. 
Other bequests were made to the children of eldest son, Fulk, — viz., Anne, 
Dorcas, Mary, and Matthew ; to John, the son of his second son, Thomas ; to 
Deborah Wynge, the daughter of his third son, John, and to John, her brother ; 
to John Nichols, son of John Nichols, his son-in-law; to William Wynge, 
the son of his fourth son, James; to the children of Richard Gullins, — John, 
Thomas, and Phebe; and to Thomas Chamberlain, his grandson. 

The Chronicles of Banbury f note, under the year 1608, that the Charter 
of King James to Banbury, given 28 June, 1608, appoints John Pym, John 

Winge, Robert Bentlye, George Moselye, Edward Wis- 
dome, and John Austen to be Chief Burgesses for life, 
unless they shall any of them be removed by the ma- 
jority of the Council. In the year 1687 the records of 
the Corporation have the entry: "Paid also to Mr. 
Wynge for traine soldiers & the King's proviscon — £7 
— 9 — o;" and in 1620, " Paied Thorn. Wynge for the 
muster master for the last yeare." These last refer, 
doubtless, to Thomas, the second son of Matthew 
Wynge, then lately deceased. 

The relationship has not been ascertained between 
Matthew Wynge and the Wings of County Rutland, 
who bore for arms, from a grant to Theodore Wing, 
Warden of the Wards and Liveries to Henry VII. : Per 
pale ar. and vert, a maunch counterchanged. Crest. — A maunch per pale 
ar. and vert between two wings or. Nor is the kinship known between 
Matthew Wynge and the learned divine, Godfridus Wynge, the pastor re- 
spectively of the Dutch congregation at Frankford in Germany, Sandwich in 
England, and at London; his incumbency at the latter place being from 1563 
until his death, 3 September, 1590. 

Wing Arms 

Children of Matthew Wynge^ all probably born at Banbury: 

i. Fulk WingeI Issue living in 1614: i. Anne WingeI 2. Dorcas Winge'. 3. 
Mary Winge'. 4. Matthew Winge'. The latter may be he who matriculated 
at Queen's College, Oxford, 14 December, 1621, aged sixteen. 

* Beesley's History of Banbury, 266. 


ii. Thomas Winge". Issue living in 1614: John WINGE^ 
(2) iii. John Winger born 1585; died 1630; married Deborah Bachiler. 
iv. James WingeI Issue living in 1614: William WINGE^ 
V. Joanna Winge". 

vi. Winge", married Robert Chamberlain. Issue : Thomas CHAMBERLAIN^ 

vii. Winge", married John Nichols. Issue : John NICHOLS^ 

viii. Winge^ married Richard Gullins. Issue: i. John GullinsI 2. Thomas 

GuLLiNs'. 3. Phebe Gullins'. 

2. THE REVEREND JOHN WING^ (Matthew^), was born doubt- 
less at Banbury, county Oxford, in 1585, and at the age of fourteen years 
entered the University of Oxford, some twenty miles distant from his home, 
his matriculation entry being as follows : " John Wynge of Oxon, pleb, St. 
Alban's Hall, 15 October, 1599, aged 14." And on 12 February, 1603, 
Queen's College invested him with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.* The 
ancient foundation of Queen's is still one of the most notable of the Oxford 
group of colleges, and the subject of our sketch gains an added interest 
from his association therewith, though of his life and pursuits there nothing 
is known but the fact of his entrance and graduation. The drift of his theo- 
logical tenets and the time of his induction into holy orders are conjectural. 
His eldest son, John, is said to have been born at Yarmouth, in 1613, and he 
was then possibly in commission at some church in that place. That he was 
some time a resident of Sandwich in Kent, and doubtless in fellowship with 
the Established Church, and in charge of a living there, may be inferred 
from the dedication of his first book, published during his stay in Holland, 
to the Mayor and Corporation of Sandwich, in which he says, " Your former 
favour and the abundant fruits of your love which I have from time to time 
experienced ever since it pleased the Lord to cast affliction upon my external 
state, does daily provoke and deeply challenge from me the manifestation 
of a thankful heart unto you all, to whose kindness I stand a debtor much 
engaged to this day." 

On 19 June, 1620, he was ordained, " under the direction of Mr. John 
Paget, of Amsterdam, assisted by two Dutch Clergymen, and in the presence 
of the burgomaster and other magistrates," pastor of the English churches 
of Flushing and Middleburg, which were sufficiently near together to be 
served by one chaplain. 

He had previously been of Hamburg, and is thus noted by Mr. Stevens : 
" Mr. Wing, a pious man, and an edifying preacher, was first at Sandwich, 
but had latterly been Chaplain to the Merchant Adventurers of England resi- 

* Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714. 


dent at Hamburg. He exerted himself much for the good of his people here 
[Flushing] until he was removed to the Hague in 1627." In the chaplaincy 
at Hamburg he was succeeded by Thomas Young, the preceptor of Milton. 
His sermon, " Jacob's Staff e to bear up the Faithfull, and to beat down the 
profane," was preached in November, 1617, as his farewell "to the famous 
fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of England, resident in Hamburgh." It 
was later " published at the instant entreaty of a Godly christian," and " dedi- 
cated to the honor and use of that most worthy society there or wheresoever 

He was the first settled English pastor at the Hague, being admitted 
II May, 1627; the states of Holland allowing him a subsidy of £300 yearly, 
which, by a decree of 17 August, 1628, was augmented to £500. A subscrip- 
tion of £100 sterling was r§iised by the English, and expended in repairing 
and beautifying the chapel. This church, or chapel, was much frequented by 
the royal family, and it was here that Mr. Wing preached, on 18 May, 1624, 
being then pastor at Flushing, 

" Before the most High, and Mighty Princesse, 

Elizabeth, By the Grace of God 

Queene of Bohemia, Countesse Palatine of 

the Rhene, Dutchess of Bavaria, &c. 

And onely Daughter of our Sove- 

raigne Lord King James," 

his sermon entitled, " The Saints Advantage ; or, the Well-Fare of The 
Faithful in the Worst Times." This was printed at London in 1624, by John 
Dawson for John Bellamie, and was sold at his shop at the Three Golden 
Lions, near the Royal Exchange. A volume containing this sermon bound 
with others was once owned by the Reverend Thomas Prince, the New Eng- 
land annalist, who made this note on its title-page : " This Wing was Pastor 
of the English Puritan Church at Middleborough in Zealand, whose widow 
brought her children to Sandwich in New England, who afterwards turned 
Quakers, and from whom the Wings of Sandwich, Wareham, Dorchester, and 
Dartmouth are descended." A copy of the title-page is here interleaved.* 

John Wing lived in the day of serious disputation in matters theological, 
and Holland was the asylum of several Separatist communions. Robert 
Browne, the English schismatic, famed alike for his condemnation of epis- 
copacy and the presbytery, had, with his congregation, found a home in the 
city of Middleburg in 1581, and the fact that Mr. Wing preached to the 

* This volume is in the John Adams Collection, Public Library, Boston. 





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j^^eachcd at the Hage x 

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i2j«*fl»<f *^ Bohemia, O', 
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Afidmeiy D aught rr ta our - .-^rf'^-y-jr Kj" 

i (^ an vnworthy MmiUcr of the ^"^ui ^/T 

><Ii;,.j«ky^vjp4;\vwi . CO the EngliHi Chur<;h ac f/uP/ifig 

• *■ ill' Z E A I A N D. 

3 Cor. I. j. 4. 
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^mtt^h^mdCjtdfifaU ecnj0ldtim, 
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dent at Hamburg. He exerted himself much for the good of his people here 
[Flushing] until he was removed to the Hague in 1627." In the chaplaincy 
at Hamburg he was succeeded by Thomas Young, the preceptor of Milton. 
' i 5 sermon, " Jacob's Staffe to bear up the Faithfull, and to beat down the 
profane," was preached in November, 1617, as his farewell "to the famous 
fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of England, resident in Hamburgh." It 
was later " published at the instant entreaty of a Godly christian," and " dedi- 
cated to the honor and use of that most worthy society there or wheresoever 

He was :11c nrsi setiied English pastor at the Hague, being aamiciea 
n May, 1627; the states of Holland allowing him a subsidy of £300 yearly, 
which, by a decree of 17 August, 1628, was augmented to £500, A subscrip- 
tion of £100 sterling was rgtised by the English, and expended in repairing 
and beautifying the chapel. This church, or chapel, was much frequented by 
the royal family, and it was here that Mr. Wing preached, on 18 May, 1624, 
being then pasti**- '^< T7i,i j. ,,g' 

■if The 




■ r- 

1 made this note on its title-page: "This Wing . or 

of : Miritan Church at Middleborough in Zealand, whose widow 

brought 1: a to Sandwich in New England, who afterwards turned 

Quakers, and fnmi whom the Wings of Sandwich, Wareham, Dorchester, and 
Dartmouth are A copy of the title-page is here interleaved.* 

John Wing lived in the day of serious disputation in matters theological, 
and Holland was vlum of several Separatist communions. F 

Browne, the English atic. famed alike for his condemnation 

copacy and tl#- ' ilIdH, =^iMri(^'5 home 1^ 

city of Middleburg in id thr r Mr. Wing preached to the 

1 nio volume is in tlic jorm .•». . iDrary, baston. 


.S A I NT S : 



. TH E Faith Fvt L, I N 1 : | 

W\ w o a s T r I M E s. 

A Sertfion. - * 

Preached at the Hage the iS.of (•5^v/j>'3 

Beft^ypcthc moft High, and Mighty Prince (Ic, /j^^ 
E 1 I z A B H T H , by the Grace oi;' GOD, y 

H*,, <^««wtf tf/" Bohemia, CounteJJe PsUtirtt of ii' li^ "" 

^, W , jind'owiy Daughter ta our Save- ^- "****^^' /' / 

^ :■ '** '?-^ tMgm Lord King \ M.\l.s, /t^ 'h'^f^ ^*\^ l^ 

1 1 ov^#W I >»;g, an vnworthy Miniftcr of the Goi- ''u^ j />*' 
" p«l'l,::5^(^»|iaft6ur. to the Engliih Church ac FluPnng 

• ip Z E A I A N D, 


_ 2 Cor. I. ^. 4. 

Tk/fedbeGodthe Father pf^ur Urdlefw Chriji^the Fathfr 
^ofmirdii-^ Mid God of all (onjclAtiin, 
J^ti^Mta^ifWtetkvihourtribHUthn^thAt we may be able to 
' ^iomforl them wUch^re in any trouble^ by the ccmjorfu^here" 

- ^W*fy*wi our f elites are comforted of God. 

' •• •■ . ^ 

•'.••" ' •. -- r .Z O N D O N, 

Priliced by Ifihft' DaWfon for /ohn Bellamiey and arc to be 
%: ioJkd'ac hi» Shop at the three gc/Je>j Lycntj nceie the 
^'^» ";> RojaJl Sxchiuige, id i ^. 


English congregation of that place leads to the inference that it was to 
Browne's old followers that he ministered. And this is confirmed by a 
passage in the introduction of his sermon, — " The Crowne Conjugall, or the 
Spouse Royall, a Discovery of the true honor and happiness of Christian 
Matrimony," printed at Middleburg in 1620, in which, speaking of his hesi- 
tancy in presenting the theology therein contained, he adds : " I may faile 
in judgment and soone slip in some unsound passage, being here alone in 
this forraine land, and, if I fall, having none to help me up." A copy of 
the title-page of this publication, owned by Colonel George W. Wing, of 
Kewawnee, Wisconsin, is, by his courtesy, also interleaved. 

Samuel Austin Allibone, in the " Dictionary of Authors," makes this 
mention of Mr. Wing's publications : " Wing, John, pastor of the English 
Congregation at Flushing, Zeeland. i. The Crowne Conjugall; or, the 
Spouse Royall, Middleburg, 1620, 4to. 2. Jacob's Staffe to beare up the 
Faithfull, and to beate down the Profane, Flushing, 1621, 4to. 3. The Best 
Merchandise, 1622." And to this must be added, " Abel's Offering," preached 
at Hamburgh in 1617, and " The Saint's Advantage; or, the Well-Fare of the 
Faithful in the Worst Times," before alluded to, and " dedicated to the Right 
Worshipfull and most worthy Gentlemen, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Thomas 
Barrington, and Sir William Massam, Knights, and to their virtuous Ladies." 

These glimpses of Mr. Wing show that he must have enjoyed a con- 
siderable degree of distinction as a theologian, and his writings, which have 
followed him, afford excellent proof of his scholarship, tact, and mental 
balance, and a few excerpts from " The Crowne Conjugall" may serve to show 
something of his literary style : 

" In the search of naturall ability, a man cannot goe a readier or surer 
way than to the progenators of whom he is descended." 

" I think every man loves himself both as well and as much as he is 

" How much more comely and comfortable would it be to make con- 
cordance between our opinions, and our practice, and to reconcile these one 
to another." 

" Language will discover much. Court English is the most neate and 
refyned of all other ; they speak not in any rude words, or Barbarous phrase, 
but the purest speech of any people." 

" It is the strange blindness and dotage of the world, as soone as any- 
thing is applauded to be presently eager of it, and hungry after it." 

His will, which bears date 2 November, 1629, describes him as late of 
the Hague, in Holland, clerk, now living in St. Mary Aldermary, London, 



and speaks of certain lands in Crickston, and Stroud in Kent. It was to 
Stroud that his son, Matthew Wing, returned from Sandwich, New England, 
and it is probable that the home of his early married life was at or near 
Sandwich in Kent, and that Sandwich, in Massachusetts, obtained its name 
through the Wing influence, since of its sixty earliest planters, none but the 
Wings have any proved affiliation with the English town of that name. The 
will of Mr. Wing was proved 4 August, 1630;* and while Mr. Stevens 
may be correct in his statement that he died during his incumbency at the 
Hague, he probably died at London, where he may have gone to visit, or to 
assist his father-in-law, the Reverend Stephen Bachiler, who was then ma- 
turing his plans for a colony in the New World. 

He married, about 1609-10, Deborah, daughter of Stephen Bachiler, 
the one time vicar of Wherwell in Hants, at which place, in the shadow of 
the old abbey, founded by Queen Elfrida, she was born in 1592, and there 
spent her life until thirteen years of age. The records of the parish church 
of the Holy Cross and St. Peter do not begin until 1634, and the age of 
Deborah Bachiler Wing is only learned from her license to return to her 
husband after a visit to her father in England, which reads : " XXH Junii 
1624, Debora Wynge XXXII years old, wife of Mr. John Winge, preacher, 
resident in Vlishing, w^h her two children, vizt Steephen iii yeares old and 
Debora Winge xiii years old vrs ib 'm." f And there are two other recorded 
permits for travel, which had considerable influence on the future of Deborah 
Wing and her family of sons : 

''22, Junii 1631, Stephen Bachiler aged 70 yeres, resident at South 
Stonham in Com. Southampton et uxor Hellen of age xlviii yeeres, vrs 
fflushing to visite their sonnes and daughters, and so to returne within two 

" XXV Junii, 1631, Ann Sandburn of age 30 years, widowe, resident in ye 
strand, vrss Vlishing." f 

At this time, Mr. Bachiler's % family probably consisted of the three 

* Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, i. 519, 520. 

t Q. R. Miscall., 560-562. Licenses to pass beyond the Sea, Eliza, to Car. I. Public Record Office, 

X The Reverend Stephen Bachiler was matriculated at St. John's College, Oxford, England, 
17 November, 15S1, "aged twenty years," and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, 3 September, 
1585-86. He took holy orders and became vicar of Holy Cross and St. Peter at Wherwell, county 
Hants, 17 July, 1587, and continued there until about 9 August, 1605, when John Bate, A.M., clergyman, 
was appointed vicar to fill the vacancy then existing, " because of the ejection of Stephen Bachiler." 
Little is known of Mr. Bachiler's life from this period until his removal to Massachusetts in 1632. In 
1610 his son Stephen was matriculated at Oxford, as from county Southampton. On 11 June, 1621, 
Adam Winthrop's diary states that he had " Mr. Bachilierthe preacher to dine with him," presumably 


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daughters and three sons given below, and the visit of the aged father v^as 
doubtless a last effort to induce them to accompany him to America, whither 
he sailed on the "William and Francis," 8 March, 1631-32, accompanied by 

at Groton in Suffolk. In this year, 1621, he purchased lands at Newton Stacey, a retired hamlet, a 
mile and a half east of Wherwell, where he acquired considerable property, and where he must have 
preached the Puritan doctrines, as he was complained of in this particular, in 1632, by Sir Robert 
Payne, the then sheriff of Hampshire, and one of the church wardens of the parish of Barton Stacy. 
On 23 June, 1631, in a permit to pass beyond the sea to visit his children in Holland, he is de- 
scribed as a resident of South Stoneham, in county Southampton. On 9 March, 1632, he sailed from 
England in the ship "William and Francis," and after a 
voyage of eighty-eight days, landed at Boston, Massachu- 
setts. The ship " William and Francis" was sent out by 
"the Company of husbandmen," sometimes called "The 
Company of London," or " Company of the Plough," and 
of this company Stephen Bachiler was an active member, 
and was chosen their pastor in 1629 or 1630. He had 
planned, while in England, to settle at Newtown (now 
Cambridge), Massachusetts, but owing to a disaster which 
befell the Plough Company in 1631, and also having received a ministerial call from Lynn (then known 
as Sagus), Massachusetts, he proceeded to the last-named place, where his daughter Theodate, wife 
of Christopher Hussey, resided. His ministry there began on Sunday, 8 June, 1632, when he baptized 
four children, but it was not a happy one. Some of his religious views were at variance with those of 
many of his congregation, which led to distraction in the church, and resulted in his departure from 
Lynn in 1636. In the next year he was induced to attempt the settlement beyond Sandwich on Cape 
Cod, Massachusetts, referred to in the text, and on 6 July, 1638, he received a grant of land at New- 
bury, Massachusetts, where he then resided, and on 2 October of that year the General Court of 
Massachusetts granted to him and to his company, who had petitioned therefor, liberty to begin a 
plantation at what is now Hampton, New Hampshire, whither he removed, and where a church was 

organized, of which he was made the pastor. In 1643 the church 
at Casco, Maine, extended to him a pastoral invitation, but he 
does not appear to have accepted it, although he relinquished his 
church at Hampton about this time. In 1647 he resided at 
Strawberry Bank (now Portsmouth), New Hampshire, and a 
few years later, just when is not known, returned to England, 
and died at Hackney, within the present limits of the city of 
London, in 1660, " in the one hundredth year of his age." 

Winthrop classes Mr. Bachiler "among honest men" when 
he arrived in 1632. Prince, in his " Annals of New England," 
appendix to edition of 1632, says, " From Gov. Winslow and 
Captain Johnson, we learn that he (Stephen Bachiler) was an 
ancient minister in England ; had been a Man of Fame in his 
Day ; was 71 years of Age when he came over ; bro't a number 
of People with him ; and soon became the ist Feeder of the Flock 
of Christ at Lynn (and by several Letters I have seen of his 
Writing to the R. Mr. Cotton of Boston, I find he was a Gen- 
tleman of Learning and Ingenuity and wrote a fine and curious 

Sylvanus Morgan's "Sphere of Gentry," published in 1661, ascribes the following coat armor to 
Mr. Bachiler: "Vert, a plough in fesse : in base the sun rising, or," and further states that it was 
"granted to Stephen Bachiler, the first pastor of the church of Lygonia in New England, the plough to 
signify his ploughing up the fallow ground of their hearts, and the sun appearing, in allusion to his 
motto, sol justititx exoritur." Mr. Bachiler had possibly intended this for the seal of the Plough 
Company, and not for his own use. The grant to the Plough Company was later called the province 


Bachiler Arms 


his widowed daughters and at least seven grandchildren, three Sanburns and 
four Wings, and arrived in Boston harbor, 5 June, 1632. For the following 
five years Deborah Wing and her children remained with her father at Lynn, 
where he had gone on his arrival, and where his daughter Theodate and her 

Shawme Lake, in Sandwich 

husband, Christopher Hussey, had preceded him. In 1636-37 a number of 
Mr. Bachiler's parishioners removed from Lynn, and commenced a settlement 
on Cape Cod under a grant from the Plymouth Colony. Under date of i mo., 

of Lygonia, after Cicily Lygon, the mother of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and Maverick says that there 
was a patent for this same land (Casco Bay) by the title of the Province of Lygonia granted to Colonel 
Alexander Rigby. 

Mr. Bachiler has many descendants of prominence in America, among whom may be named Gen- 
eral Henry Dearborn, of the Revolution ; Daniel Webster ; the Quaker poet, John G. Whittier ; 
Honorable Justin Smith Morrill, and Honorable Seth Low. For an extended and interesting sketch 
of the life and work of Reverend Stephen Bachiler, see "The New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register," vol. xlvi ; also The Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy. By Frederick Clifton Pierce, 
Chicago, 1898. 

The name of his first wife is not known. He married (2) Helen , born in 1583, and died in 

1641. His third marriage was in 1647 or 1648, to Mary . His children, all probably born at 

Wherwell, were : 

i. Nathaniel Bachiler, born in 1590 ; married Hester Mercer, of Southampton, a niece of the 

Reverend John Pryaulx, archdeacon of Sarum. 
ii. Deborah Bachiler, born in 1592 ; married the Reverend John Wing. 

iii. Stephen Bachiler, born in 1594; matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, 18 June, 1610. 
iv. Theodate Bachiler, born in 1596; died at Hampton, New Hampshire, 20 October, 1649; 

married Christopher Hussey. 
v. Samuel Bachiler, was chaplain in Sir Charles Morgan's regiment in Holland in 1620, and 
preacher to the English at Gorinchem, a fortified town in South Holland, some twelve 
miles east of Dort. He was the author of a sermon printed at Amsterdam, in 1625, during 
his incumbency at Gorinchem, entitled " The Christian Soldier ; or, the Campe Royale, Set 
forth in briefe Meditations on the Words of the Prophet Moses, Deut. xxiii. 9-14," a copy 
of which is to be found in the British Museum. The following year he published another 
treatise on religious subjects, mixed with political questions, called "The Dangers Hanging 
over the Head of England, and France." 
vi. Ann Bachiler, born 1601 ; married John Sanborn. 



1637, Governor Winthrop wrote: "Another plantation was now in hand at 
Mattacheese, six miles beyond Sandwich. The undertaker of this was Mr. 
Bachiler, late pastor at Sagus (since called Lynn), being about seventy-six 
years of age; yet he walked thither on foot in a very hard season. He and 
his company being all poor men, finding the difficulty, gave it over, and others 
undertook it." * Freeman, in his History of Cape Cod, states that it is gen- 
erally supposed that John Wing accompanied his grandfather, Stephen 
Bachiler, to Mattacheese, and, after the abandonment of that settlement, found 
his way to Sandwich, where he, at that time twenty-two years of age, was 
the head of the Wing family, and the support of his mother, Deborah Wing. 
Tradition places the first Wing homestead in Sandwich, near a stream of 
water between two beautiful ponds, and on a highland overlooking the lower 
sheet and the town, and about a mile from the village, and here, upon what is 
called the old cellar-hole, will shortly be placed a bronze memorial tablet with 
the following inscription : 

ON THIS SPOT, A. D., 1637, 




















Children of the Reverend John^ and Deborah (Bachiler) Wing: 

i. Deborah Wing', born in 1611; married, before 2 November, 1629, . 

(3) ii. John Wing', born in 1613; died about July, 1699; married (i) Elizabeth ; 

(2) Miriam Deane. 

(4) iii. Daniel Wing*, died in March, 1698; married (i) Hannah Swift; (2) Ann Ewer. 


* Winthrop's New England, i. 260. 


(5) iv. Stephen Wing^ born 162 1 ; died 24 April, 1710; married (i) Oseah Dilling- 
ham; (2) Sarah Briggs. 
V. Matthew WING^ born probably in Holland ; accompanied his mother to Lynn 
and Sandwich, Massachusetts. He acquired property in the Colony of New 
Plymouth, probably in Sandwich, and leaving this in the hands of his brother, 
Daniel Wing, returned to England, possibly to look after the property at 
Stroud in Kent, mentioned in the will of his father. In Stroud he married 
Joan, daughter of Robert Newman of that place, and had by her one son, 
John Wing, who died in his minority. Matthew Wing, his wife, and child were 
all deceased before 27 August, 1680, as is set forth in a power of attorney of 
that date, from the heirs of Joan Newman Wing, of Stroud, in Kent, to 
their uncle, Daniel Wing, of Sandwich, in New England. The original of 
this document now hangs on the walls of the New England Historic and 
Genealogical Society in Boston, having been found some years since in a barrel 
of waste paper at New Bedford, and then presented to that Society.* 

3, JOHN WING^ (Reverend John^, Matthew^), is said to have been 
born at Yarmouth, England, in 161 3, and was named in the will of his grand- 
father, Matthew Wing, in 1614. He accompanied his maternal grandfather, 
Stephen Bachiler, to Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1632, and later to Cape Cod, 
and he was one of the sixty planters who effected the settlement at Sandwich 
in 1637. In 1 64 1 he was allowed six acres as his share of the meadow-lands 
held at first in common, but later divided annually for the use of the settlers 
in severalty. He was sworn on the Grand Inquest of Plymouth Colony, 7 
January, 1642, and in 1643 ^^^ a member of the Sandwich militia company, 
as were also his brothers Daniel and Stephen. Family history is responsible 
for the statement that he left the home of his mother at an early period, to 
form a new settlement to the eastward on the Cape, some forty miles distant, 
and the county court records show that in 1657 John Wing took the oath of 
fidelity at Yarmouth. It was against the policy of the early town corpora- 
tions to allow planters to settle beyond the limits of an organized township, 
and on i March, 1659, the Plymouth court issued this order: "The Court, 
taking notice that John Wing is erecting a building in a place that is out of 
the bounds of the township (Yarmouth), and conceiving that such practices 
if permitted may prove prejudicial to the whole, do order that the said John 

* Joan Newman Wing, widow of Matthew Wing, intrusted her rights in her husband's estate in 
Plymouth Colony, during the minority of her son, John Wing, to her brother-in-law, James Green, of 
Maiden, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, who had married her sister, Elizabeth Newman, which rights 
were apparently not well cared for, and the estate was not delivered into the hands of either Joan or 
John Wing before their decease, and so devolved unto the three brothers of the said Matthew Wing, 
deceased : John Wing, of Yarmouth, and Daniel and Stephen Wing, of Sandwich, Massachusetts, who 
made over " to their well-beloved cousin Hannah, wife of William Shankes, and daughter of Thomas 
Griffen, of Stroud, and of Anne Griffen, alias Newman, his then wife, deceased, and sister of Joan 
Newman, alias Wing, also deceased." 



Wing, and others that have done or shall do so, be prohibited to persist therein 
until it be further cleared to what township said lands belong on which they 
built." Satuckett was soon thereafter determined to be within the township 
of Yarmouth, and John Wing established himself on a high piece of land, 
subsequently called Wing Island, about a mile northeast of the present town 
of Brewster. A large pond in Brewster still bears the name of Wing, but no 
vestige of the John Wing house remains. 

He met with the usual trouble and litigation in locating his lands, and 
the court records show sundry of his transactions with the Indians. On 2 
March, 1674-75, Robin, of Mattachesett, Ralph and Sampson, of Nobscus- 
sett, Indians, in the right of their wives, the daughters of Napoiatan, Indian 
sachem, deceased, " complaineth of much wrong done unto them by reason 
of sundry Englishmen unjust possession and detaining of sundry lands belong- 
ing to the said complainants, which were the lands of Napoiatan aforesaid, 
and not by him sold unto them, the said lands lying between Bound Brooke 
and Stony Brooke in the constablewicke of Yarmouth, and in particular com- 
plaines against John Winge in an action on the case, to the damage of fifty 
pounds for his possessing and detaining unlawfully from them a psell of 
the said lands whereupon he hath built, fenced, and otherwise improved." 
This action was non suited.* Under date of i March, 1676-77, John Wing 
and John Dillingham, in behalf of themselves and others associated with 
them, purchased this land from Robin, Sampson, Ralph, and their wives. 
The next year, on 10 July, " This Court gives libertie unto John Wing, Sen. 
of Yarmouth, to exchange a psll of land with an Indian named Pampamuett, 
which land is a psll of land belonging to the said John Wing, lying at or 
about Satuckett, for a psll of land being about one hundred acres, lying and 
being by the river Connecticut alias Teticutt River." f 

His first wife Elizabeth , who died 31 January, 1692, was the 

mother of all his children. He married (2) Miriam, daughter of Stephen 
Deane. She died in January, 1702-03. The following is his last will and 
testament : 

" Be it known to all men of these presents that I, John Wing, of ye town of Harwich, 
in ye county of Barnstable, New England, being grown aged and weake in body and not 
knowing how soone it may pleas God to call me hence by death, I do therefore this thirteenth 
day of April, 1696, make and ordaine this my last will and testament to stand and Remaine 
unviolable forever, and first I committ my Body to ye dust from whence it was taken, 
to be decently buried at ye discretion of my executors here after named and my soul I 

* Plymouth Colony Records, vii. 195. t Ibid., v. 239. 



committ to God that gave it to me and as for that outward estate which God hath been 
pleased to bestow upon me, my will is that it be disposed in manner and form folowing. 

" It. My will is that all my parcel of marsh Lying on ye North side of ye Island 
called Bangs his Island, from ye middle of ye mill River to ye River or Creek that parts 
betwixt me and John Dillingham shall belong to my lands at Satucket eastward from ye 
mill river and so to be reputed and used forever only provided that if ye heirs of my son 
Joseph be discontented in regard of this interest thereon so that they will not allowe thereof, 
then my will is that ye heirs of my sd son Joseph shall have their third part of ye sd marsh 
both for quantity and quality at ye wester end of ye sd parcel and marsh next ye sd John 
Dillingham's, and ye Remainder to lye and belong to my other lands as abovesd. 

" It. I do give and bequeath unto my son Annanias Wing all my lands and meadows 
lying on ye easter side of Satucket River or ye Mill River, both divided and undivided, 
together with ye meadow on ye North side of Banges his Island, as abovesd to him ye 
sd Annanias Wing his heirs and assignes forever, excepting a piece of land of about ten 
acres lying next William Miricks, and my will is that for as much as I valine ye sd lands 
and meadows abovesd given to Annanias at sixty pounds, I do hereby will that my sd son 
shall give one third part of that vallue to my Grandchildren by my Natural sons and 
daughters in equal portion, and if I do Improve any of ye sd lands and meadows by 
sale in my Lifetime, then to abate so much of ye sd sum of sixty pounds as I do so Improve 
and further I do give my Silver Bowl to my sd son Annanias Wing, and to heir of his Body 
forever, and I do give to my sd son Annanias Wing all my wearing cloths, all Redy made 
and all ye cloth I have bought to make me cloths though not made up, if any be. 

" It. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson John Wing, my dwelling house, out 
housings, orchards yards. Lands, meadows, that is to say all ye third part where I now live 
(besides Annanias and Josephs) both divided and undivided with all ye priviledges and 
appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold unto him my sd Grandson John 
Wing, his heirs and assigns forever only Reserving and my will is that if it so happen that 
my sd Grandson John Wing die not having an heir lawfully begotten of his Body then 
all my said house lands, meadows, and premises shall be my Grandson Elnathan Wings and 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

"It. My will is and I do give to my loving wife Meriam (during her being my 
widow) liberty to live and dwell in my now dwelling house untill my Grandson John Wing 
coms to ye age of twenty and one years but if it so happen that he die before that age 
then she may Live in it so Long as she Lives my widow as above sd, during which time 
she shall have one third part of my lands, meadows, priviledges of commons, to which third 
part she shall have one third part of my old orchard, but so as she shall not farme out or 
Lett ye same to any person without ye good Liking and approbation of him that is in ye 
present Improvement of ye other two thirds of ye said lands and premises he taking it at a 
reasonable and just value or price. Also I do give unto her my sd wife forever one third 
part of my moveable estate (excepting my neat cattel and horse kind) only one cow which 
she shall have to ye halves so long as sd cow shall live and she shall have ye use of ye 
old Mare to Ride on as she shall have ocation and my son Annanias can conveniantly spare her. 
And that whatsoever estate she hath brought with her and is left at my decease she shall 
take to herself and she shall have ye use of ye Garden wholy to her own use as part of her 
thirds of ye land and ye one third of ye pears and beside her third of ye old orchard I do 
give her the fruit of two appel trees, one a sweeting, ye northermost of ye sweetings in ye 
Lower yard of ye westermost tree by ye highway. 

" It. I do give to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Turner one cow to be delivered to 
her when she attaines the age of fifteen years of age. 

" It. I do give my other two thirds of moveable estate Neat cattel and horse kind to 



be equally divided to my three children, Annanias Wing, Susanna Parslow, and Oseah 

" It. Be it further known that concerning my grandson John Wing my will further is 
that my executor hereafter named shall take care and manage ye house and lands above 
given to him for his best advantage till he come of age and shall Reserve ye one half 
of ye profifits arising therefrom for the boy when he coms to age, and that ye sd John 
Wing shall in case he farme out or lett or sell ye sd Lands and premises he shall give ye 
Refusing or farming ye same to his uncle Annanias Wing, or his heirs and upon their 
Refusing it shall be tendered to ye Heirs or possessers of his Uncle Joseph's land and if 
they all Refuse he may do as with it as he pleas. 

" It. I do will and bequeath and confirm unto my son Annanias Wing his heirs and 
assigns forever that eight acres of land formerly gave to him near about where his house 
stands. Lastly. I do nominate ordaine and appoint my son Annanias Wing sole executor 
to this my last will and testament. 

" In witness whereof I ye said John Wing have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 
second day of May, 1696. 

"John Wing [seal] 
" Signed, sealed & declared in the pres- 
ence of 

John Thacher 
John Dillingham 
The mark X of 
William Griffith 
William Parslow 
" Furthermore my will is that whereas on a contract of marriage with my now wife I 
did Ingage her a room to be built at ye end of ye house where I now dwell but to prevent 
further strife my will now is she being so content that if she shall Live Longer than while 
my aforenamed grand Child John Wing arrives at the age of twenty years that then my 
now wife Meriam Wing shall have twelve pounds payed her out of my estate by my Executor 
before named in money to build her a Comfortable room to dwell in at the end of this house 
wherein I now dwell further my will is that if my said Grand Child John Wing should dye 
before he arrive at the age of twenty years yet my wife shall have the abovesd twelve 
pounds payed her by my executor as aforesd for the use aforesd. 

" Furthermore my will is that after my decease my son Annanias Wing shall have 
and enjoy my ten acres of Land which Lies near William Merricks in Harwich. I say to 
him and his heirs and assingns forever. 

" In witness hereof I the abovesd John Wing have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
sixth day of February, 1698-99. 

" Signed, sealed, and declared in presence 
of us 

Jona Sparrow 
William Parsley 
John Dillingham" 

The will was proved 10 August, 1699, and is of record at Barnstable. 

Children of John^ and Elizabeth ( ) Wing; all born in Plymouth Colony: 

i. Susanna Wing*, born circa 1647; died 2 August, 1717; married William Parslow, 

of Harwich. 
ii. Ephraim Wing*, born 30 May, 1648; died young. 



iii. Ephraim WingS born 4 April, 1649; died 11 December, 1649. 
(6) iv. Joseph Wing*, born 12 September, 1650; buried 31 May, 1679; married Jerusha 
V. Ananias Wing*, died 30 August, 1718; married Hannah Freeman,* who died 9 
December, 173O: His will, probated 17 September, 1718,! described him as of 
Harwich, and named children Elnathan, Samuel, John, Joseph, Deborah Weeks, 
Hannah Askin, Rachel, Elizabeth, and Mary. He served in King Philip's War, 
under Captain Gorham, and his heirs received from the government on 6 June, 
^722, one hundred and ten acres of land in Narragansett Township, Number 
Seven, now Gorham, Maine. 
vi. John Wing*, died in 1683; married Mary Knowles(?), % by whom he had one son, 
John Wing, born 1680; died 12 June, 1758; married (i), i March, 1712, 
Bethia, daughter of Kenelm Winslow ; (2), 24 July, 1723, Rebecca, widow of 
Joseph Vicery, and daughter of Thomas Freeman, 
vii. OsEAH Wing*, married (i), before 1680, Nathan Turner, of Scituate, mariner, who 
died in Virginia, 15 August, 1693; (2) Joseph White, who died in 1722. 

4. DANIEL WING^ (Reverend John^, Matthew^), was born possibly 
in Sandwich, in England, about 161 7-18, and died at Sandwich, Massachu- 
setts, in March, 1698. He purchased of Andrew Hallett, 28 June, 1640, 
certain lands about a mile on the road leading southward from Sandwich to 
Falmouth, and there erected his homestead, which is still standing " nestling 

at the foot of hills at the head of 
the lower pond, and surrounded 
by a growth of shrubbery and 
trees." There his children were 
probably born, and it must have 
been there that his " entertain- 
ment of the Quakers" brought 
down the wrath of the Plymouth 
authorities upon himself. He was 
a member of the Sandwich mili- 
tary company in 1643, ^^d served on the Grand Inquest of the Colony 7 
January, 1653, but by 2 March, 1657, he had adopted the faith and prac- 
tice of the Society of Friends, and was at that time fined twenty shillings 
for appearing before the court with his hat on. § On i June, 1658, he 
was one of those deprived of the rights of citizenship, and was also one of 

Daniel "Wing House 

* Family records of the late Lucius B Wing, of Ohio, 
t Barnstable County Probate Records, iii. 517. 

X Mortuary Record from the Gravestones in the Old Burial Ground in Brewster, Massachusetts, 
compiled by Charles E. Mayo. 

§ Plymouth Colony Record, iii. 130. 



those summoned by the Court " to show cause for their refusal to take the 
oath of fidehty to this government and unto the state of England," which 
again (i June, 1658) being tendered to them in open court, they refused, 
saying they " held it unlawfull to take any oath at all." On 2 October, of that 
year, he was fined five pounds for continuing in his refusal to take the required 
oath, and this fine was repeated on 6 October, 1659.* Thus to satisfy fines 
imposed, he was under distraint of £12, and the authorities sold three of his 
cows in settlement thereof. 

Freeman, in his History of Cape Cod, makes the statement that Daniel 
Wing, of Sandwich, died in 1659, and an inventory of his estate taken in 
that year would seem to bear out this conclusion. Professor Hoxie, in his 
paper, '* The Wings as Friends," published in The Owl, in September, 1902, 
shows, however, that to avoid in some measure the continued strenuous per- 
secution, Daniel Wing made over his estate to his children, and quotes the 
following entry from the records of the court, i May, 1659:! "Whereas 
at this Court, John Wing testified and cleared up unto this court that the 
estate of Daniel Wing is made unto his children, the Court allows thereof that 
the said John Wing give unto this court a true inventory of the Estate so 
disposed and engaged, and that he likewise engage that the estate be employed 
for the use of the said children." This shrewd business venture may have 
lessened, though it did not entirely bar the fines, and Daniel Wing acquired a 
considerable estate, which he disposed of by will bearing date 10 March, 
1698. :j: He died between this and the date of probate, 9 April, following. 

He married (i), at Sandwich, 5 September, 1642, Hannah, daughter of 
William and Jane Swift, who died 30 January, § 1664; and (2), 2 June, 
1666, Ann, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Learned) Ewer, who survived 

Children of DanieP and Hannah (Swift) Wing; all born at Sandwich: 

i. Hannah Wing', born 28 July, 1643; married, 20 July, 1668, Jedediah Lombard, 
of Barnstable. 

ii. Lydia WING^ born 28 May, 1647; married (i) Thomas Hambleton; (2) 

iii. Deborah Wing*, born 10 December, 1648; died 1659. 
iv. Mary Wing*, born 13 November, 1650. 

V. Samuel Wing*, born 28 August, 1652; died 1701 ; married Mary , and died 

without male issue. 

* Plymouth Colony Record, iii. 138, 153, 176. 
t Plymouth Court Records, iii. 157. 
X Barnstable County Probate Records, ii. 68, 69. 
I Sandwich Early Friends' Records. 


vi. Hepzibah WING^ born 7 January, 1654.* 

vii. John Wing*, born 14 December, 1656;* died i August, 1717; married, in 1683, 
Martha, daughter of William and Hannah (Pratt) Spooner. He removed to 
Rochester, Massachusetts, 
viii. Beulah Wing*, born 16 November, 1658; married Aaron Barton, of Rochester, 
ix. Deborah Wing*, born November, 1660. 

X. Daniel Wing*, born 28 January, 1664; died in March, 1740; married, 1686, 
Deborah, daughter of Henry and Hannah Dillingham, born 21 December, 

Children of DanieP and Ann (Ewer) Wing; all born at Sandwich: 

xi. Experience Wing*, born 4 August, 1668; died in 1759; married Samuel Spooner, 

born 1655 ; died 1739. 
xii. Bachilder Wing*, born 10 December, 1671 ; married Joanna Hatch, and removed 

to that part of Scituate which later became Hanover, where he died 22 April, 

1739-40, and his widow died 20 May, 1761, aged, according to the church 

record, one hundred years, 
xiii. Jashub Wing*, born 30 March, 1674; will dated 30 August, 1725; married, 11 

February, 1701-02, Anna, daughter of Ludwick and Mary (Presbury) Hoxie, 

who died 16 December, 1721. 

5. STEPHEN WING3 (Reverend John^, Matthew^), was born prob- 
ably at Flushing, Holland, in 1621, and died at Sandwich, Massachusetts, 
24 April, 1 710. With his brothers he joined the military company of Sand- 
wich in 1643, but on 6 October, 1659, he was complained of by Marshall 
Barlow, " for refusing to assist him in the countryes services, being required 

att three severall times," and was 
accordingly fined. About this time 
he accepted the principles of the So- 
ciety of Friends, and became a mem- 
ber of the Sandwich Meeting. He 
suffered the usual fines for non-con- 
formity in civil matters, but served on 
the Grand Inquest, as surveyor of 
highways, and as town clerk, being 
appointed to the latter office in 1669. 
Confident tradition locates the house of Stephen Wing on a farm near 
Spring Hill. Part of the original house, now over two hundred and fifty 
years old, is said to be comprised in the residence of Alvin P. Wing, a direct 
descendant in the seventh generation of the original Stephen. The part of 
the house erected by Stephen, and now standing, serves as the parlor of the 

Stephen Wing House 

* Sandwich Early Friends' Records give these births as occurring in November. 



present home. The family history places the date of the erection in 1664. 
The section still standing is said to have been erected as a block-house, 
as a place of refuge in case of attacks from the savages. From father to son 
the house has come down through the ages, — from Stephen to Ebenezer to 
Joshua to Presbury to Joshua to Seth to Alvin P. Wing, the present occupant. 
The main part of the old house is thought to have been originally con- 
structed of stone, the walls still being some eighteen inches in thickness. 
There are many quaint nooks and corners, and an attic full of retired 
colonial household furniture and utensils. The part of the house said to 
have been erected as a block-house is the room at the right hand of 
the front door shown in this illustration. This is the oldest Wing house in 
America, and it was probably within its walls that its founder, Stephen 
Wing, died, 24 April, 17 10. 

He married (i), 1646-47, Oseah, daughter of Edward and Drusilla 
Dillingham, who died 29 April, 1654, and (2), 7 January, 1654 (O.S.), 
Sarah, daughter of John and Catharine Briggs, who died 26 March, 1689. 

Children of Stephen^ and Oseah (Dillingham) Wing; born at Sandwich: 

i. Nathaniel Wing*, born 1646-47; died after 1730; married, at Falmouth, in 
1664, Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Rowley) Hatch, born 31 March, 
1635; died in 1731. He was in service during King Philip's War, for which 
his son, Nathaniel Wing, received from the government, 17 October, 1733, 
certain lands in Narragansett Township, Number Seven, now Gorham, Maine. 

ii. Deborah Wing*, born 1647-48. 

iii. Ephraim Wing*, born 21 June, 1649; died in infancy. 

iv. Mercy or Mary Wing*, born 13 January, 1650. 

Children of Stephen^ and Sarah (Briggs) Wing; born at Sandwich: 

V. Stephen Wing*, born 7 April, 1656; was a member of Captain Michael Peirse's 
company from Plymouth, in King Philip's War, and was killed in battle with 
the Indians under Canonchet at Seekonk, 26 March, 1676. 
vi. Sarah Wing*, born 5 February, 1658; married Robert Gififord. 
vii. John Wing*, born 25 September, 1661 ; died 21 September, 1728; married, 22 
September, 1685, Mary, daughter of Edward and Mary Perry. She died 6 
May, 1 714. 
viii. Abigail Wing*, born i May, 1664; died unmarried. 
ix. Elisha Wing*, born 2 February, 1668 ; died 9 November, 1731 ; married, i March, 

1689, Mehitable, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Butler. 
X. Ebenezer Wing*, born 11 July, 1671 ; died 24 February, 1738; married, 23 Feb- 
ruary, 1698, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Backhouse, who died 21 June, 
xi. Matthew Wing*, born i March, 1674; died at Dartmouth in 1724; married, 4 
September, 1696, Mrs. Elizabeth Ricketson, widow of William Ricketson, of 
Dartmouth, and daughter of Adam Mott by his wife Mary Lott, born 6 
August, 1659. 



6. JOSEPH WING^ (John^ Reverend John^, Matthew^), was born 
probably at Sandwich, Massachusetts, 12 September, 1650, and died at Yar- 
mouth, about 28 May, 1679. He removed with his parents to that part of 
Yarmouth which later became Harwich, and is now Brewster. On i March, 
1676-77, he purchased, in partnership with his father and John Dillingham, 
and others associated with them, from the Indians, Robin, Sampson, Ralph, 
and their wives, " all that tract of land both upland and meadow, which they 
had in common or partnership, lying in Saquetucket in the liberties or con- 
stablewick of Yarmouth, containing all that land lying between the place 
commonly called Bound Brooke on the west, and the middle of Saque- 
tucket River on the east, from the North Sea to the South Sea." In this 
purchase Joseph Wing and his brother Ananias were to have one-third of 
four shares, and the division was made and the land deeded to each, 16 April, 

King Philip's^ War, in 1675-76, made a heavy tax upon the settlers in 
Plymouth Colony for the supply of troops in the field, and John Wing, Sen^, 
and his two eldest sons, Joseph and Ananias, were each assessed " toward 
the charge of the late war," Joseph Wing's rate being £2.16.5. 

The Yarmouth records give the date of Joseph Wing's burial as 31 May, 

He married, 12 April, 1676, Jerusha, daughter of Thomas Mayhew, of 
Martha's Vineyard, by his wife Jane Paine. Mrs. Wing married (2), at 
Yarmouth, 12 December, 1684, Thomas Eatton,* of Portsmouth, Rhode 

'^^Mmuu ^fiiJhr>L 

* Thomas Eatton came to America probably from Goodhurst, county Kent, England, and after 
a short stay at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, settled in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 
where he built a grist-mill on one of the head-waters of South Shrewsbury River, in the present village 
of Eatontown, four miles to the westward of Long Branch. He died 26 November, 1688, leaving this 

mill property, by will of 11 November of that year, to 
his wife Jerusha, in trust for an expected child. He 
made other bequests to his step-son, Joseph Wing, 
whom he described as "son-in-law," and to his own 
mother, Mary, Carrieway, of Goodhurst. His children 
by wife Jerusha (Mayhew) Wing, were : i. Thomas Eatton^, who died at Shrewsbury, 10 December, 
i685. 2. John Eatton, EsqR^, born at Shrewsbury, 25 March, 1689, and died there i April, 1750. 
The latter was many years justice of the peace and of the courts of Monmouth County, and a member 
of the Provincial Assembly of New Jersey from 1723 to 1749. He married Joanna, daughter of Joseph 
Warden, and had : 

1. Thomas Eatton^, a merchant of New York in 1749; removed to Georgia between 1756 and 

1761, with " intent to remain there." 

2. Joseph Eatton^, a physician, born 1717 ; died 5 April, 1761 ; married Mrs. Lucy Little, 

daughter of Zaccheus Mayhew, of Rhode Island, born 1720, died at Elizabeth, New Jersey, 
9 October, 1779. His will of 30 March, 1756, named wife Lucy, brother Thomas Eatton, and 
sons John and Thomas. 



Island, and removed with him to Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 
where she was again a widow 26 November, 1688. John, EHzabeth, Sarah, 
and Ananias Wing were witnesses at the marriage of Mrs. Jerusha Wing and 
Thomas Eatton. On 20 March, 1700, Jerusha Eatton, described as of Shrews- 
bury, in East Jersey, widow, conveyed, in consideration of £40, to Benjamin 
Smith, of Edgartown, half a house lot in Edgartown, her son Joseph Wing 
renouncing his right, title, and interest in and to the- same, and both mother 
and son appeared and acknowledged the deed on 29 April, 1700. On 2 May, 
following, Matthew Mayhew, Esqi", of Edgartown, also quit-claimed all the 
right and interest he might have in and to one house lot of land lying in 
Edgartown and lately belonging to his two sisters, Jerusha Eatton, widow, 
and Jedidah, wife of Benjamin Smith.* (See Mayhew Family, No. 2.) 

Mrs. Eatton witnessed a marriage at the Shrewsbury Meeting-House, 
in October, 1717, and probably died shortly afterwards. 

3. Valeria Eatton^, died in 1788 ; married Dr, Peter LeConte, of Middletown Point. He died 

29 January, 1768, in his sixtj^-sixth year. Issue: i. Margaret LeConte*, married, as 
second wife, the Rev. Jedediah Chapman, many years pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Orange, New Jersey. 2. Thomas LeConte*, born 1747; died 1770. 3. William Le- 
Conte*, married Elizabeth Lawrence. 4. Peter LeConte*, born 1751 ; died 1776. 5. 
John Eatton LeConte*, married Jane Sloan. From this latter marriage descended the 
well-known LeConte family of Philadelphia. 

4. Joanna Eatton*, born 1728 ; died at Trenton, New Jersey, i November, 1791 ; married, 

15 October, 1750, the Reverend Elihu Spencer, born at East Haddam, Connecticut, 12 Feb- 
ruary, 1721, and died at Trenton, 27 December, 1784, where he had been in charge of the 
Presbyterian Church of that place from 1769. Issue: i. Ann Spencer*, died young. 2. 
Ann Spencer*. 3. Margaret Spencer*, died young. 
4. Sarah Spencer*, married Colonel Stephen Lowrey, 

of Maryland. 5. Mary Spencer*, died young. 6. lyr^iyf^jj >»y P^L* ^.-»v~~ 
Margaret Spencer*, married Jonathan Dickinson C^^/lC^t'T.^Cy^^r 

Sergeant, Esq^ 7. Elizabeth Spencer*, married 

George Merchant, of Albany. 8. Valeria Spencer*, married Richard Fullerton, Esq''. 
9. Lydi.\ Spencer*, married William McFunn Biddle. 10. John Eatton Spencer*, mar- 
ried Charlotte Wright. 11. Elihu Spencer*, died young. 12. Jeanne Spencer*, died 

5. Lydia Eatton*, married, 10 August, 1750, John Wanton, Jun^, of Rhode Island. Issue. 

6. Elizabeth Eatton*. married, 4 April, 1755, Thomas Richardson, of New York. Issue: i. 

Valeria Richardson*. 2. Lydia Richardson*. 

7. Margaret Eatton*, married, 16 August, 1759, John Berrien, Esq"", of Somerset County, New 

Jersey. His will, proved 2 May, 1772, named children here given. Issue: i. Elizabeth 
Berrien*, married John Lawrence. 2. Mary Berrien*, married Dr. Thomas W. Mont- 
gomery. 3. Samuel Berrien*, married Miss Hepburn. 4. Thomas Berrien*, married Miss 
Scudder. 5. John Berrien*, married (i) Margaret Macpherson ; (2) Wilhemina Moore. 

8. Sarah Eatton*, married, 23 June, 1761, Richard Tole, of New York and Shrewsbury. His 

will of 16 September, 1777, divided his estate between his wife and only child, Joseph. Her 
will, proved 11 July, 1786, dated the previous year, made bequests to all her sisters. 

9. Anne Eatton^, died young. 

* Dukes County Deeds, iii. 440. 



Children of Joseph'* and Jerusha (Mayhevv) Wing; born at Yarmouth: 

i. John Wing", born 6 January, 1676, probably died young. 

ii. Jane Wing', married, 15 October, 1694, John West, of Shrewsbury. (See West 
Family, No. 6.) 
(7) iii. Joseph Wing", died circa 1710; married Ann Lippincott. 

7. JOSEPH WING^ (Josephs JohnS Reverend John^, Matthew^), 
was born at Yarmouth, Massachusetts, about 1678, though no record of his 
birth has thus far come to Hght. He was of age 10 March, 1700, when he 
exchanged with Dr. John Stewart, of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, land which 
had been patented to Thomas Eatton 25 March, 1687, and by him bequeathed 
to the said Joseph Wing, for one hundred and forty acres in Shrewsbury 

He was doubtless in membership with the Shrewsbury Meeting of 
Friends, and was frequently a witness to marriages accomplished at the 
Friends Meeting-House. He died about 1710, and the administration of his 
estate was granted 15 October, i7io,f to Stephen Colvin, ^ who probably had 
married his widow, Ann, as one Ann Colvin witnessed the marriage of Jacob 
Lippincott and Mary White, 17 October, 171 7. Stephen Colvin was living 
at Shrewsbury, 22 September, 171 6, when he made sale of lands in that town 
to John Green, of Newport, Rhode Island, after which his name disappears 
from the New Jersey records. 

Mr. Wing married, at Shrewsbury, 2 July, 1701, Ann Lippincott, born 
17 June, 1680; daughter of John Lippincott by his wife Ann Barber, The 
following subscribed their names as witnesses, at the house of John Lippincott : 

John Hance. Hannah Woodmansee. 

George Corlies. Mary White. 

William Austin. Mary Leeds. 

Frances Borden. John Lippincott. 

Thomas White. Ann Lippincott. 

Tho. Woodmansee, Jerusha Eatton. 

Nathaniel Parker. John Lippincott, Jun^. 

William Brinley. Preserve Lippincott. 

Amos White. Robert Lippincott. 

* New Jersey Archives, xxi. 329. 
t New Jersey Probate Records, i. 283. 

t Stephen Colvin, son of John and Dorothy Colvin, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Providence, 
Rhode Island, born at Dartmouth, 24 September, 1683 



Thomas Huitt. John West. 

John Leonard. Jane West. 

Thomas Wooley. Remembrance Lippincott. 

George Allen. Margaret Lippincott. 

Elizabeth Hooten. Margaret Lippincott, Jiini". 

Susana Bickley. Richard Lippincott. 

Jane Borden. Mary Lippincott. 

Elizabeth Hance. Sarah Lippincott. 

Elizabeth Hilborn. Joseph Parker. 

Faith Huitt. Elizabeth Parker. 

Children of Joseph^ and Ann (Lippincott) Wing; born at Shrewsbury: 

(8) i. Joseph Wing*, married Elizabeth Colvin. 

ii. Sarah Wing", married, as second wife, 13 January, 1731, William Corlies. (See 
Corlies Family, No. 5.) 

8. JOSEPH WING^ (Joseph^, Josephs JohnS Reverend John^, 
Matthew^), was probably the "Captain Wing from West Jersey," who 
entered the port of Boston, and was noticed in the Boston Gazette of 12-19 
March, 1739. He died before 18 April, 1751, when Joseph West, of Shrews- 
bury, as guardian to his son, James West, and his wife, the heir at law to 
Joseph Wing, deceased, entered a caveat against a highway through the 
property of the said Wing.* He is said to have married Elizabeth Colvin, 
and she would seem to be the Elizabeth Wing who married, license, 18 July, 
1757, Joseph Chambers, of Monmouth County. 

Child of Joseph® and Elizabeth (Colvin) Wing: 

i. Ann Wing'', born at Shrewsbury, 14 August, 1729; died 28 May, 1793; married, 
license, 30 December, 1749, her second cousin, James West, of Shrewsbury, 
born 10 December, 1731 ; died 10 January, 1788. Both husband and wife are 
buried in Christ Church Burying Ground, Shrewsbury. Issue: i. John West*. 
2. Sarah West'. 3. Audry West'. (See West Family, No. 8.)t 

* Records of the Common Pleas Court for Monmouth County, 25 April, 1750. 

t In the compilation of this chapter much assistance has been rendered by the columns of The 
Owl Genealogical Quarterly Magazine, edited by George D. Wing, and published in the interest, and 
as the official journal, of the Wing family of America. Incorporated. 


Wt^t Hineage 

Matthew West^ 


William Almy = Audry 

Bartholomew West^ = Catherine Almy. 

John West' = Jane Wing. 

William Corlies == Jerusha West* 

William Corlies* 
Joel Bodine ■ 
William Coffin = 
Clayton Brown Rogers = 

Mary Corlies®. 
Ann Bodine''. 

Eliza Coffin^. 

Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers® 




ATTHEW WESTi, the progenitor of the New Jersey West 

M family, appeared at Lynn, Massachusetts, as early as 1636, 

where he was admitted freeman of the town, 9 March, 1637. 
He removed to Newport, Rhode Island, about 1646, was 
made freeman there in 1655, and was one of the members 
from Providence at the Court of Commissioners, which met 
at Portsmouth, 28 June, 1655.* He was of Newport, 16 
January, 1677, when he conveyed to his grandson, Nathaniel 
West, the dwelling-house in which he then lived, bounded 
partly by lands of John Crandall and John Thornton, The 
grantee was described as " the son of my eldest son Nathaniel West, who 
departed this life many years ago," and the property was made over to him 
in consideration of the fact that " he hath for many years past and now does 
live with me, and is the comfort of me in my old age." 

The time of his death and the name of his wife are unknown, and the 
number of his children is problematical. f 

Children of Matthew West^ : 

i. Nathaniel West', who was one of the twelve members of the First Baptist Church 
of Newport, and was in full communion therewith, 12 October, 1648. He was 
drowned in February, 1658, during a visit to Plymouth Colony, and, at the 


* Rhode Island Colonial Records, i. 316. 
t Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 218, 219. 



inquest on his death, the jury rendered the verdict that, " Nathaniel West, a 
stranger to us, belonging to Road Island, being by God's providence amongst us, 
and being under cure of an infirmitie of his body, it appears that he had occasion 
to go to Providence, and going upon the ice, it broke, and he fell in and was 
drowned ; when his body was taken up, it appeared to us that his death was in 
no way violent nor wilfull, but accidental as far as we apprehend." * His son, 
Nathaniel West, married Elizabeth, daughter of the Reverend Thomas Dungan,t 
of Newport, Rhode Island, and Cold Spring, Pennsylvania, and died in Mans- 
field Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, before 2 November, 1697, when 
his estate was administered upon by his brother-in-law, Clement Dungan, of 
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, t According to Morgan Edwards's " History of 
the Baptists in Pennsylvania," he left four children. 
ii. John West^ freeman of Newport, 1655. 

(2) iii. Robert WEST^ died 22 November, 1687; married (i) Elizabeth ; (2) Frances 


C.3) iv. Bartholomew West*, died before 1675 ; married Catharine Almy. 

v. Francis West', of Kingston, Rhode Island ; was taxed there, 6 September, 1687, as 

were also his sons, Francis West and Richard West, 
vi. Joan West', born in England, 1635; died 24 April, 1676; married, 22 December, 
1652, Joshua Coggeshall, Esqf, of Newport and Portsmouth. 

2. ROBERT WEST2 (Matthew^), was one of the fifty-four settlers 
who secured a home lot in Providence Plantation in 1637, and one of the 
thirty-nine signers, 27 July, 1640, to an agreement for civil government. He 
was also one of the thirteen who, in a letter dated 17 November, 1641, com- 
plained to the Massachusetts government against " the insolent and riotous 
carriage of Samuel Gorton, and his company," and petitioned that colony to 
consider their complaint, and " lend a neighbor like helping hand" § against 
that arch disturber of their political and religious peace. He later removed to 
Portsmouth, where, by deed of 18 October, 1663, he and wife Elizabeth sold 
to John Nixon, of Newport, twenty-eight acres in Portsmouth. This sale 
was doubtless preparatory to his departure, with other of his fellow-townsmen, 
to Monmouth County, East Jersey, where he was one of the original pur- 
chasers of land in 1665, and where he took the oath of allegiance to King 
Charles 11. as an inhabitant of Navesink, 27 February, 1667; || and he was 
living at the latter place in 1670.ll That he was buried at Shrewsbury, Mon- 
mouth County, is learned from a deed of 10 May, 1697, from his son, Joseph 

* Plymouth Colony Records, III. 158. 

t For sketch of, see "Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins 
Families," 225-228. 

t New Jersey Archives. 

§ Text of letter, given in the New England Genealogical and Antiquarian Register, IV. 201-221. 

II New Jersey Archives, i. 51. 

If Old Times in Monmouth, 206, 207. 



West, who reserved land in that town, " where his loving father, Robert 
West, lies interred." 

He married (i) Elizabeth , who was living i8 October, 1663, and 

(2) Frances Heard, who, after his death, married Edmund Lafetra. The 
will of Edmund Lafetra, dated 4 September, 1687, named sons Edmund and 
Joseph, son-in-law John West, daughters Sarah Lafetra and Elizabeth West, 
and_ called Joseph West a son, and Robert West, Frances Stout, Mary Cam- 
mock, and Ann Chamberlain, children. The wife Frances administered on 
his estate i December, 1687.* 

Children of Robert West^, the mother being uncertain : 

i. Robert West^ took the oath of allegiance with his father, in Monmouth County, 
East Jersey, in 1667. He and wife Margaret conveyed to his brother Joseph 
West, 2 April, 1688, land in Shrewsbury, which had belonged to his late 

ii. Joseph West', married at Shrewsbury, 12 May, 1692, by Peter Tilton, Esq"*, to Mary 
Webley. His will of 4 January, 1714-15, described his land as " on the east 
side of the laurel birch near Falls River," and made bequests to wife Mary, sons 
Webley, Stephen, and Joseph, and to three daughters. The probate bears date 
23 February, 1714-iS.t 

iii. John West', married Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Lafetra; called "son of 
Robert West of Shrewsbury," in deed from John Williams, 26 September, 1694, 
for land at Manasquan ; and " the son of Frances, late wife of Edmund Lafetra, 
deceased," in a deed from her, dated 25 January, 1688, for lands in the same 
place. In 1685 William Lawrence, Richard Hartshorne, John West, Joseph 
West, Edmund Lafetra, and others took up two thousand five hundred acres 
of land on the coast in Middletown Township, from Wreck Pond to the head 
of Barnegat Bay, under the name of the Manasquan Beach Company. 

vi. Frances West', married, before 1680, Richard Stout, Juni". She may have been, 
however, Frances Lafetra. 

V. Mary West', married Nathaniel Cammock, of Shrewsbury, whose will of 29 August 
1710, named wife Mary, daughters Mary Gififord, Audry Parker, Ann, and Leah, 
and son-in-law Caleb Allen. 

vi. Ann West', married Henry Chamberlin, t and her will of 15 January, 1691, named 
son John Chamberlin, and brothers Robert and Joseph West, and Nathaniel 

3. BARTHOLOMEW WEST^ (Matthew^), purchased of William 
Baulston seventy acres of land in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 23 February, 
1 65 1. Like his brother Robert, he was one of the original purchasers of land 

* New Jersey Archives, xxi. 107. 
t Ibid. 

i The son of John Chamberlain, of Boston, Massachusetts, and Newport, Rhode Island. (See 
"Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island.") 



in Monmouth County, East Jersey, in 1665, and he was one of the deputies 
from Shrewsbury to the General Assembly of East Jersey, 14 December, 
1667.* He is also named in the list of patentees and associates of East Jersey, 
8 July, 1670. He lived in Shrewsbury on the corner opposite Christ Church. 
He married Catharine, daughter of William and Audry Almy,f and died 
before 1675, ^^ which year his widow was the wife of Nicholas Brown, :{: of 
Shrewsbury. Catharine Almy was born probably at Lynn, Massachusetts, in 
1636, and died at Shrewsbury, East Jersey, later than 25 March, 1688. In 
the year 1675 she received one hundred and eighty acres of land as the 
widow of Bartholomew West, and, with her then husband, Nicholas Brown, 
two hundred and ten acres. § 

Children of Bartholomew^ and Catharine (Almy) West; born probably at 
Portsmouth, Rhode Island: 

(4) i. Stephen West', born circa 1654; died 12 August, 1748; married Mercy Cooke. 

ii. Audry West', married Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury. The will of the latter, 
dated 10 January, 1698, proved 29 March, 1705, mentioned estate in Wales, in- 
herited from his father ; an estate coming from his uncle, Edward Webley ; wife 
Audry; kinsman Lewis Morris; son John; daughters Catharine, Ann, and 

(5) iii. William West', died 1745-46; married Margaret Wardell, widow of Ephraim 


(6) iv. John West', died circa January, 1728; married Jane Wing. 

V. Bartholomew West', named in the will of his grandfather, William Almy, 28 
February, 1676, under the terms of which instrument he was to receive £20 at 
twenty-one years of age. 

4. STEPHEN WEST3 (Bartholomew^, Matthew^), was born probably 
at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, about 1654, and died at Dartmouth, Massa- 
chusetts, 12 August, 1748, " aged ninety- four years." In 1675 he received 
sixty acres of land in Shrewsbury, || whither he had accompanied his father, 
but where he doubtless did not long remain, as, on 2 May, 1687, Stephen 

* Old Times in Monmouth, 109. 

t William Almy, born in England in 1601 ; died at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 1677 ; was of Lynn, 
Massachusetts, 1631, but returned to England in 1634, coming again the second time to New England 
in 1635, in the ship " Abigail," his age being then given as thirty-four years, and his wife Audry's as 
thirty-two. After a short residence in Sandwich, Massachusetts, he settled at Portsmouth, Rhode 
Island, which he represented in the General Assembly of Rhode Island, 1656-57, and 1663. (Colonial 
Records of Rhode Island, i. ; Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island.) 

X Nicholas Brown, son of Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, who, in his will of 
16 November, 1694, called him "eldest son" and left him five shillings. He was one of the original 
purchasers in Monmouth County in 1665 ; and ensign of Shrewsbury militia in 1673. 

§ New Jersey Colonial Records, xxi. 46. 

II Ibid. 



West, then " of West, alias Mackatory Island in New England," gave power 
of attorney to his brother, William West, of Shrewsbury, for the collection 
of debts in East Jersey.* Mackatory or Mackataw Island had been acquired 
by Stephen West in consideration of eighty pounds sterling, under date of 
8 July, 1686, from John Cooke, his father-in-law, who had purchased it from 
Philip, the great Sachem. On 2 May, 1690, there was confirmed to Stephen 
West, of Shrewsbury, one-thirty-second of one-sixteenth of one-twenty-fourth 
share of three hundred and twelve acres, held by purchase from Nicholas 
Brown, of the same place. f He executed a deed, 29 October, 1729 (being 
then of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts), for lands in New Jersey 
purchased of Nicholas Brown, 7 February, 1687, to his children, Catharine, 
wife of Christopher Turner, Sarah, wife of Jacob Taber, Amy, wife of 
William Peckham, Eunice, wife of Beriah Goddard, Lois, wife of Jonathan 
Taber, and Ann West, all of Dartmouth.:): 

He married, in 1682, Mercy, daughter of John Cooke, of Plymouth and 
Dartmouth, by his wife Sarah Warren,§ born at Plymouth, 25 July, 1654; 
died at Dartmouth, 22 November, 1733. 

Children of Stephen^ and Mercy (Cooke) West; recorded at Dartmouth: 

i. Catharine West*, born 9 September, 1684 ; married Christopher Turner, 
ii. Sarah West*, born i August, 1686; died 5 September, 1775; married Jacob Taber. 
iii. Ann West*, born 9 July, 1688. 
iv. Bartholomew West*, born 31 July, 1690. 

V. Amy West*, born 22 May, 1693; married, 6 November, 1726, William Peckham. 
vi. Stephen West*, born 19 May, 1695; died 7 July, 1769; married, 15 January, 1718, 

Susanna Jenney. 
vii. John West*, born 27 April, 1697; married, 24 January, 1727-28, Rebecca Sisson. 
viii. Eunice West*, born 21 July, 1699; married, 5 October, 1734, Beriah Goddard. 
ix. Lois West*, born 12 April, 1701 ; married, intention of dated 11 November, 1727, 
Jonathan Taber. 

5. WILLIAM WEST3 (Bartholomew^, Matthew*), was doubtless of 
age in 1675, when he received, with his brother Stephen and sister Audry, 
sixty acres of land in Shrewsbury. This tract was afterwards considerably 
added to, by purchase from Francis Jeffreys, 7 September, 1688, "of Yi of 

* New Jersey Colonial Records, xxi. 124, 174. 

t Ibid. 

X New Jersey Deeds, E^, 417. 

\ John Cooke, eldest son of Francis Cooke, the " Mayflower" passenger, and himself the last male 
survivor of those who sailed on that historic ship. His wife Sarah was a daughter of Richard Warren, 
also of the " Mayflower." (See " Richard Warren, of the ' Mayflower,' " by Mrs. Roebling.) 



^/64 of Robert Turner's ^ of Thomas Rudyard's V12 share of East Jersey;" * 
by confirmation i September, 1694, as part of his share of eighty acres on 
Shark River, adjoining lands of his brother John West, and ten acres on 
the beach at Barnegat; f by patent dated 3 July, 1697, for one hundred and 
forty-eight acres, $ and by purchase from Thomas Williams, 22 November, 
1699, of two hundred acres. The patent of 3 July, 1697, for one hundred 
and forty-eight acres was the confirmation of a purchase from his brother 
Stephen West and Mercy his wife, 16 November, 1691, and this land he, with 
his wife Margaret, conveyed to his brother, John West, of Shrewsbury, 15 
October, 1700, describing it as a house lot at Norawatacunck, and reserving 
half an acre square, where the father and other relations of the grantor and 
grantee were interred. § 

William West was high sheriff of Monmouth County in 1694. || He died 
between i May, 1740, and 15 March, 1746, the dates' of the execution and 

probate of his will, which instrument 
made bequests to wife Margaret, son-in- 
law [step-son] Ephraim Allen, sons Bar- 
tholomew and Job, daughters Catharine Cook and Sarah Curlis, the latter 
deceased, and ten grandchildren, the children of deceased daughter Sarah 
Curlis ; she had previously been Sarah Cook.^ 

He married, before 30 September, 1694, Margaret, the widow of Ephraim 
Allen,** of Shrewsbury, and daughter of Eliakim Wardell. 

(;yulS^<^ cyy^^ 

Children of William^ and Margaret (Wardell) West; born at Shrewsbury: 

i. Bartholomew West*, married Ruth . His will, dated i April, 1766, probated 4 

July, 1770, makes bequests to wife Ruth, children Joseph and Daniel West, 
Sarah, wife of John Wardell, Margaret, wife of Philip Edwards, and to son-in- 
law John Dennis. The latter had married his daughter Abigail West, license, 4 
June, 1763. 
ii. Catherine West*, married (i) Edward Patterson Cook. He made his will 12 
March, 1741, proved 2 March, 1742, and named therein wife Catherine, brother 

* New Jersey Archives, xxi. 202, 234. 

t Ibid. 

X Ibid., 270, 329. 

§ Ibid. 

II Ibid., 160. 

If New Jersey Wills, E, 22, 23. 

*"* Ephraim Allen, of Shrewsbury, married Margaret Wardell, and died 29 January, 1691. Their 
children were: i. Ephraim, who died 2 August, 1684. 2. Lydi.\, born 13 November, 1686. 3. John, 
born 29 September, 1688. 4. Ephraim, again, born 13 July, 1691. His will named "two sons and 
a daughter." Letters testamentary were issued, 13 February, 1694-95, to Margaret, the widow of 
deceased, and wife of William West. (New Jersey Archives, xxi. 220.) 



Job Cook, brother-in-law Ephraim Allen, and children Ebenezer, William, John, 
Thomas, Margaret, and Edward Patterson Cook. The widow, Catherine Cook, 
married (2), 19 September, 1744, Benjamin Woolley, of Shrewsbury, by whom 
there may have been no issue. 

in. Sarah West*, married (i) Silas Cook, who died 5 June, 1725, leaving six chil- 
dren : Stephen, Ebenezer, Jasper, William, Silas, and , a daughter ; there 

was also a posthumous one, Joseph. She married (i) George Corlies. (See 
Corlies Family, No. 7.) 

iv. Job West*, married Sarah Brinley. His will of 27 September, 1741, proved 6 April, 
1742, named sons William, George, and Joseph, daughters Margaret and Eliza- 
beth, and wife Sarah. 

6. JOHN WEST3 (Bartholomew^, Matthew^), was born probably at 
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, about 1660, and died at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, 
circa January, 1728. He obtained a patent for fifty acres in Shrewsbury, in 
the right of his brother, William West, i May, 1688,* which small tract he 
subsequently increased by various purchases until he became a considerable 

He lived near Christ Church in Shrewsbury, and owned the " Great 
House," at which place the first election for freeholders of the township took 
place in March, 1710. The lot on which the first Episcopal church was built, 
and on which the present church now stands, was deeded 20 May, 1706, by 
Nicholas Brown, his step-father to " ye Revd & Honorable Society for ye 
propogation of y^ Gospel in Foreign Parts for ye service & worship of God 
according to y^ way & manner of y^ church of England, as is now by law 
established, being in ye town of Shrewsbury, beginning at Nicholas Brown's 
northwest corner at a walnut stump, bearing southwesterly twelve degrees, 
westerly from ye Quaker's Meeting-House Chimbley, and from John West's 
great house chimbley north fifty-eight degrees easterly." The deed was exe- 
cuted in the presence of Thomas Bills, John West, Samuel Dennis, and 
Joanna Gaunt.f 

Mr. West was married at Shrewsbury, 15 October, 1694,:}: by Lewis 
Morris, Esq^, to Jane, daughter of Joseph Wing, deceased, by his wife Jerusha 
Mayhew. (See Wing Family, No. 6.) She is not named in his will, 
and was probably deceased at its execution. She witnessed, 29 September, 
1692, as Jane Wing, the marriage of Abraham Brown and Leah Clayton, and 
on 2 July, 1 70 1, that of her brother Joseph Wing to Ann Lippincott. 

* New Jersey Archives, xxi. 134. 
t History of Monmouth County, 582. 
t Old Times in Monmouth County, 252. 


The will of John West, which was admitted to probate 9 February, 
1728, here follows. The inventory of his efifects, taken 22 March, 1729, 
gives the valuation of his personal estate as £444 2S. 

In the name of God Amen, I, John West of the Town of Shrewsbury in the County 
of Monmouth in the Province of East Jersey being Weak in Body but of perfect mind & 
Memory thanks be to God for the same Do make this my Last Will and Testament in Manner 
& form following And first I bequeath my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave 
it to me & my body to the Earth from whence it came in hopes of a JoyfuU resurrection 
through the Merritts of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ & as for worldly Estate where with 
it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof in Manner & form following. Imprimis 
I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my Loving Brother William West my Eldest Son Bartholo- 
mew & unto my good friend George Williams of the said Town, County & province aforesaid 
Yeomen or any two of them their heirs & assigns in Trust All that plantation whereon I now 
liveth & all other my lands & Plantations Scituate Lying in the said Town of Shrewsbury 
County of Monmouth aforesaid & also all my Lots of Land Scituate Lying & being in the 
City of Perth Amboy To the Intent that they William West, Bartholomew West & George 
Williams or any two of them their heirs & assigns shall have full power & absolute & Lawful! 
Authority to Dispose of & make Sale of all the said Plantations & Lotts of Land as their 
heirs or Assigns Shall be advised to & for the one & true payment of all my Just & legal! 
Debts & for the Due & true payment of the Several! Legacys hereafter bequeathed. Item I 
give & bequeath unto my said Eldest Son Bartholomew West the Sum of One hundred pounds 
to be paid by my said Trustees & Executors hereafter named within three years Next after 
my Decease. Item I give & bequeath unto my Second Son Joseph West theMike Sum of One 
hundred pounds to be paid unto my said Son by said Trustees & Executors hereafter named 
within three years next after my Decease. Item I devise & bequeath unto my Third Son John 
West the Like Sum of one Hundred pounds to be paid by my said Trustees & Executors here- 
after named unto my said Son within three years after my decease. Item I give & bequeath 
unto fourth Son Stephen West the Like Sum of One hundred pounds to be paid by my 
Trustees & Executors hereafter named unto my said Son within Three Years after my 
Decease. Item I give & bequeath unto my Youngest Son Matthew West the like Sum of One 
hundred pounds to be paid by my said Trustees & Executors hereafter named unto my Son 
within three years next after my Decease. Item I give & bequeath unto my Eldest Daughter 
Jerusha, wife of William Curlis, the Sum of Twenty pounds to be paid by my said Trustees 
& Executors hereafter named within Three Years after my Decease. Item I give & bequeath 
unto my Second Daugliter Catharine West the Sum of Fifty pounds to be Laid out & put to 
Interest into good, able & Sufficient hands to & for use benefit behoof & Maintainance of my 
said Daughter by my Said Trustees in one Years time next after my Decease. My Will & 
Meaning is that when my said Daughter Catharine Shall Dye then the said Fifty pounds 
principal! money sliall be Equally Divided amongst my Children then living at the time of her 
Decease. Item I give & bequeath unto my Third Daughter Judidah the like sum of Fifty 
pounds to be paid by my said Trustees & Executors hereafter named unto my Said Daughter 
within Three Years next after my Decease, & also one bed & furniture belonging & also one 
Cow. Item I give & bequeath unto my fourth Daughter Audrey the Like Sum of fifty 
pounds to be paid by my said Trustees & feather bed and furniture belonging thereto and 
also one Cow. Item I give & bequeath vmto my fifth Daughter Lavina the Like Sum of Fifty 
pounds To be paid by my Said Trustees at or upon The Day of Marriage with one Feather 
bed & furniture belonging & one Cow. Item I give & bequeath unto my youngest Daughter 
Jane the like Sum of Fifty pounds to be paid out & put to interest by My Said Trustees 



to & for the whole use & benefit of my said Daughter untill She Shall be married & then 
the said principall & Interest to be paid by said Trustees. Item I give & bequeath unto 
all my Grand Children the Sum of Three pounds a peece within Four Years Next after my 
Decease. And also my Will & Meaning is that if in case there Shall be any over plus over & 
above remaining out of my real & personall Estate when my Just Debts are paid & my 
Legacies herein before bequeathed that then the Over pluss Shall be Divided Amongst All my 
Children each according to their Legacy already given (that is) that all my Sons shall 
have twice as much as any of my Daughters in the over plus (if any be). Item I do make 
ordain Constitute and appoint my Brother William West, Bartholomew West and George 
Williams My Executors in Trust over this my last Will & Testament for the Due & true 
Execution hereof or any Two of them. 

" In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Scale this fourth Day of March 
in the Year of Our Lord 1728. 

" Signed, Sealed, published & Declared ^ ^ TsealI 

in the presence of 

Preserve Lippincott 
Daniel Lippincott 
Geo. Thornborough. 


" Memorandum March 9th 1728 that since the Publishing Sealing & Delivery hereof 
the above written Will my will is I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Judidah One Chest 
of Drawers lying in the New House Chamber. Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter 
Audrey one Cupboard in the said New house Chamber. Item I give & bequeath unto my 
Daughter Lavina one Chest of Drawers next to the bed wherein I am use to Lye & that my 
Desire & will & meaning is that my Said Daughter Shall be put to School for one Twelve 
months & then Impower my said Trustees to put & bind her to the Trade of a Taylor. Item 
I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Jane one great Bible & one Box of Drawers & that my 
said Daughter shall be kept to School by said Trustees & then to be put to the Taylors Trade 
Such as my said Trustees think fitt. 

" Witness my hand the Day & year above written. 

"John West [seal] 

" Signed, Sealed & declared in the pres- 
ence of 

Preserve Lippincot 
Daniel Lippincott 
Geo. Thornborough" 

Children of John^ and Jane (Wing) West; all born at Shrewsbury: 

i. Jerusha West*, married William Corlies, Senr. (See Corlies Family, No. 5.) 
ii. Bartholomew West*, married, license 5 October, 1727, Susanna, daughter of 
James Shinn by his wife Abigail Lippincott. (See Lippincott Family, No. 4.) 
He lived in Monmouth County, and had a large family. 

(7) iii. Joseph West*, married (i) Mary ; (2) Audry Webley. 

iv. John West*. 

v. Stephen West*, administered upon the estate of Joseph West, 17 May, 1762. 
vi. Matthew West*, bought land on Shark River, 12 March, 1734. 
vii. Catherine West*. 



viii. JUDiDAH West*, probably married Daniel Wainwright, of Shrewsbury. 
ix. AuDRY West*, probably married Peter Journey, of Shrewsbury, whose will, signed 
22 May, 1760, left his estate to wife Audry and children John, Catherine, 
James, Elizabeth, Audry, Joseph, and Ann. 
X. Lavinia West*, married, license, 27 July, 1748, Thomas Negus, of Shrewsbury. 
He died about 12 April, 1754, when Lavina Negus, called widow of deceased, 
administered upon his estate. 
xi. Jane West*, called youngest daughter in her father's will. 

7. JOSEPH WEST^ (John^ Bartholomew^, Matthew^), was born at 
Shrewsbury, and died there in old age. His will, which bears date 20 January, 
1798, and which was probated 7 November, 1799, leaves real and personal 
estate to sons Matthew, Samuel, and Joseph; to son James West's children, 
and to his grandchildren; to son Lewis West's daughter Lucy; to Betsy 
Lafetra; to Joshua, Meribah, and John, the children of son Beriah West; to 

the children of daughter Deborah; to daugh- 
ters Ann Sears and Jane Hagerman. The 
Journal * of the Reverend Thomas Thompson, 
a missionary of the Society for the Propaga- 
tion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, mentions, in the recital of his work in 
the parish of Shrewsbury, that " one whole family, the man, whose name was 
Joseph West, his wife, and nine children, were baptized all at one time." 

The records of baptisms of Christ Church, Shrewsbury, under date of 
20 June, 1747, give the ages of the children referred to by Mr. Thompson. 

The surname of his first wife Mary, has not been ascertained. He 
married (2), license, 13 December, 1740, Audry Webley, daughter of John 
Webley and granddaughter of Thomas Webley, who had married Audry 
West. (See West Family, No. 3.) 

Children of Joseph^ and Mary ( ) West; all born at Shrewsbury: 

i. Joseph West", born in August, 1730; married Mary . 

(8) ii. James West°, born 10 December, 1731 ; married Ann Wing, 
iii. John West°, born in November, 1734; buried 29 March, 1748. 
iv. AsHER West', born in December, 1736; married, license, 6 April, 1756, Ann Ellis, 
V. Catherine WEST^ born in July, 1738; buried 1748. 

vi. Deborah West°, born in April, 1740; married, license, 26 September, 1759, 
Andrew Stephens. 

* " An Account of the Missionary Voyages by the Appointment of the Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The one to New Jersey in North America, and then from America to 
the coast of Guinea. By Rev. Thomas Thompson, A. M., Vicar of Reculver, in Kent, London: 
printed for Benjamin Dod at the Bible and Key in Ave Mary Lane, near St. Pauls, MDCCLVIIL" 



Children of Joseph'* and Audry (Webley) West; all born at Shrewsbury: 

vii. Beriah West', born in June, 1742; married, 2 October, 1761, Sarah Parker, 
viii. Jane West", born in August, 1744; married Hagerman. 

ix. Samuel West", born in September, 1746; married, i January, 1769, Sarah Lafetra. 
X. Ann West", born in May, 1749; married Sears. 

xi. Stephen West", born in November, 1753. 
xii. Lewis West", born 8 January, 1756. 
xiii. Matthew West", twin of Lewis ; named in his father's will. 

8. JAMES WESTS (JosephS John^, Bartholomew^, Matthew^), was 
born at Shrewsbury, 10 December, 1731 ; baptized 20 June, 1747; died there, 
10 January, 1788. He married, license, 30 December, 1749, his cousin, Ann 
Wing, daughter of Joseph Wing (see Wing Family, No. 8), born 14 August, 
1729; died 28 May, 1793. Both 
he and his wife were communi- 
cants of Christ Church, Shrews- 
bury, and were interred in its a / 

[see Wmg l^amiiy, i\o. o), Dorn 14 August, 

burying-ground. His will was 
dated 17 June, 1787, and was probated 13 February, 1788. The legatees were 
wife Ann, only son John, granddaughter Catherine, daughter of deceased 
daughter Audry, and daughter Sarah, wife of Jacob Fleming. 

Children of James^ and Ann (Wing) West; all born at Shrewsbury: 

i. John West", born 10 March, 1752; died 14 March, 1829; married Meribah, daughter 
of John Slocum, born 23 October, 1758; died i January, 1835; both buried 
in Christ Church grounds, Shrewsbury. Mr. West resided on a farm near 
Long Branch. Issue : * i. James West^, member of the New Jersey Legisla- 
ture two or three terms; died, unmarried, i January, 1831. 2. Elisha West^ 
married Rachel Green. 3. Joseph Wing West^ a physician ; died, unmarried, 
12 November, 1811. 4. Edmond West^ married Rachel Drummond; served 
as captain in the war of 1812. 5. Gabriel West^ married Sarah Wardell. 
6. John H. West^, married Angeline Sutphen. 7. Revo West', died, unmarried, 
22 August, 1833. 8. Rebecca West', married Thomas Morford. 9. Ann West', 
married John A. Taylor, 
ii. Sarah West', died before July, 1788;! married, about 1765, Jacob Fleming, of 
Shrewsbury. Issue: i. James Fleming', born 1766. 2. Joseph Fleming'. 3. 
Stephen Fleming'. 4. Jacob Fleming'. 5. Sarah Fleming'. 6. John West 

iii. Audry West', married ; predeceased her father, leaving at least one child, — 

Catherine . 

* For fuller particulars of this family, see " The Slocums of America," pages no, iii. 
t Orphans' Court Records, Monmouth County, July and September terms, 1788. 



JW[ap!)eU3 %inmgt 

Thomas Paine = Jane 
Matthew Mayhew^ = Alice Barter, 

Governor Thomas Mayhew^ 

Rev. Thomas Mayhew' = Jane Paine. 

Joseph Wing = Jerusha Mayhew*. 

John West == Jane Wing\ 

William Corlies = Jerusha West^ 

William Corlies^ == . 

Joel Bodine = Mary Corlies®. 
William Coffin == Ann Bodine^. 

Clayton Brown Rogers == Eliza Coffin'". 
Joseph Francis Sinnott = Annie Eliza Rogers". 



OUTHEAST of Massachusetts, washed on all sides by the 

S Atlantic Ocean and fanned by its salt perfume, Nantucket, 

Martha's Vineyard, and the Elizabeth Isles lie embedded in 
a soft horizon of blue. These islands were in 1641 in the pos- 
session of William, Earl of Sterling, and Sir Ferdinando 
^^^ Gorges, who, on 13 October of that year, made a deed of the 
P^^^ same to " Thomas Mayhew, at Watertown, merchant, and 
^^f to Thomas Mayhew, his son." * On 2 July, 1659, Thomas 
^SjjI^L Mayhew, Sen"", sold Nantucket to nine purchasers, with Tris- 
^^— ^^™ tram Coffin at their head, and these, with himself, have since 
been considered the founders of that famous island town.f But it was on 
Martin's $ or Martha's Vineyard, called by the Indians, Nope, that Thomas 

* The record of this transaction is to be found in the office of the Secretary of State, Albany, New 
York, Nantucket having been under the jurisdiction of that Province until about 1690. See also, 
" The Report of the Commissioners to determine the Title of Certain Lands claimed by Indians, at 
Deep Bottom, in the Town of Tisbury, on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Boston, 1856. 

t The consideration named in the transfer was £30 and "two Beaver Hats, one for myself and 
one for my wife." A full copy of the deed is given in Lydia S. Hinchman's " Early Settlers of Nan- 
tucket. Their Associates and Descendants. Philadelphia, 1901." 

X A scholarly article on " Martin's or Martha's Vineyard. What is the Proper Nomenclature of the 
Vineyard?" by Charles Edward Banks, M.D., is to be found in the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for 1894. 



Mayhew, afterwards governor, made his home from about 1645. Born at 
Tisbury in Wiltshire, in old England, and baptized at its parish church, i 
April, 1593, the son of Matthew and Alice (Barter) Mayhew,* he trans- 
planted the name of his birthplace to the land of his adoption, and, in its honor, 
erected the only manor in New England. f Chilmark, an adjoining town to 
Tisbury, in Wiltshire, and likewise the home of the Mayhews, had also a 
namesake on Martha's Vineyard. 

An interesting monograph on the English Ancestry of Governor Thomas 
Mayhew, and his probable connection with the armorial Mayow family of 

Dinton, some few miles distant from Tisbury 
and Chilmark, in county Wilts, by Charles 
Edward Banks, M.D., was published in the 
Genealogical Advertiser of 1901. In this, Dr. 
Banks calls attention to the differentiation in 
the seal used by Thomas Mayhew, as corrob- 
orative evidence of his descent from a third 
son of an armorial grantee. The seal used by 
Governor Mayhew must have been cut in 
England, and the use of the mullet for differ- 
ence leaves no other inference possible. % - 
The Mayhews of Dinton were Roman 
Catholics, and, according to Dr. Banks, suf- 
fered persecution in the pursuance of their 
faith. Edward Mayhew% § of Dinton, became a Benedictine monk, and, with 
his brother, Henry Mayhew, was, in 1583, admitted to the English College 
at Douay, then temporarily removed to Rheims, and later matriculated at the 
English College, Rome, in 1 590. They were probably sons of Henry Mayhew, 
brother of Thomas Mayhew, third son of Robert Mayow, of Dinton, whose 
pedigree is set forth in the " Heralds' Visitation of Wiltshire." To quote 
Dr. Banks once more, it is possible that the branch of Thomas Mayhew, to 

Mayow of Dinton 

•* Parish Register of Tisbury, co. Wilts, England. 

t Records of the General Court, vol. xxiv. Appendix, xviii. 

% An imperfect impression of this seal is to be found attached to a letter from Governor Mayhew 
to the Commissioners of the United Colonies, dated "Upon the Vineyard, 24-6-1678." A copy of the 
letter is printed in Plymouth Colony Records, vol. x. pp. 406-408. 

§ His published works are : i. A Treatise of the Grounds of the Old. and Newe Religion. Divided 
into two parts. 1608. 4to. 2. Manuale Sacerdotum . . . juxta usum insignis ecclesiae Sarisburiensis. 
Douay, 1610. 8vo. 3. A Paradise of Prayers, from several authors. 4. Congregationis Anglicanae 
Ordinis Sanctissimi Patriarchse Benedicti Trophaea tribus tabulis comprehensa. Rheims, 1625. 4to. 
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which Governor Mayhew unquestionably belonged, became Protestant, and 
thus lost affiliation with the parent stock. 

With his brothers and sisters,* John, Edward, Jane, Alice, and Katherine, 
Thomas Mayhew shared the patrimony of their father, Matthew Mayhew, 
who died at Tisbury in 1614, and he later became a merchant at Southampton, 
England, some twenty-five miles from Tisbury. f Indeed, it is quite likely that 
he is the " Mr. Maio" from whom the 
Massachusetts Bay Company purchased 
" supplies" in 1628. | The date of his 
departure from Southampton, or arrival 
in Massachusetts, is somewhat uncertain, 
but he was, as stated by Bond, in his 
■' History of Watertown," chairman of 
the committee which reported to the 
General Court, 6 March, 163 1/2, on the 
boundary between Charlestown and New- 
town (Cambridge). For the ensuing 
thirteen years, says Dr. Bond, it appears 
by the Colonial Records that few, if any, 
other persons so often received important 

appointments from the General Court. He was a representative or deputy 
from Watertown to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1636, and for 
several years subsequently. In 1641 he, having received, as before stated, 
the grant of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands, his 
son Thomas Mayhew, and others with him, went to Martha's Vineyard, 

Seal of Governor Mayhew 

* Will of Mathew Maihew, of Tisbury, recorded at Principal Registry of Probate (Wiltshire), 
Archdeaconry of Sarum, viii. 224, and published in full in the Genealogical Advertiser, 1901. 

t In the Indexes to the Patent Rolls, in the Public Record Office, London, are two entries of the 
appointment of Thomas Mayhew as commissioner to administer oaths to persons desirous of passing 
beyond the seas. A connection with him of the sketch has not been ascertained. The entries read : 
" I. 10 May. Grant to Thomas Mahewe, the office of clerk of the passes and licenses in the Outports, 
and the writing and registering of the same, and of the names of all those that shall go out of this 
kingdom beyond the seas for,2i years in reversion (12 Chas. I. p. 14). II. 22 September. Grant to 
Thomas Mayhew, Esq'', of the office of clerk and clerkship of all Licenses or passes in the Outports 
made, and to be made, to any person or persons, to go unto any foreign ports or places beyond the sea ; 
and also the office of Register [Registrar] of the names of all the said persons for the term of 21 
years in reversion (12 Chas. II. p. 24)." Of Mayhew's lists of those who passed into foreign parts 
during this period beginning with 1637, nothing is to be found but a fragment commencing at page 
, 287, and that continues but for a short period ; the others are either lost, or are among the great un- 
catalogued at the Record Office (John Camden Hotten's Lists of Emigrants to America, 1600-1700, pp. 
160, 161). 

t Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, vol. i. p. 35. 
16 241 


settling at Great Harbor [Edgartown],* which for nearly thirty years was 
the only township on the island. It is probable that the father did not remove 
there until the spring or summer of 1645, as he signed at Watertown, 7 
December, 1644, as chairman, the report of a committee which was presented 
to the General Court in May following. f 

Concerning his life on the Vineyard and the islands adjacent, considerable 
has been written. His purchase of the lands from the Indians after he had 
acquired them from the Earl of Sterling and Sir Ferdinando Gorges, his wise 
and beneficent government, and his labors to instruct the natives in the prin- 
ciples of the Christian religion are familiar themes. So also are the dis- 
turbances between Maine and New York relative to the jurisdiction of the 
islands, with the result that on 8 July, 1671, the charters of Edgartown, Tis- 
bury, and Tisbury Manor were granted by Governor Francis Lovelace to 
Mr. Mayhew, t and on the same day he was made governor over the English 
and Indians of Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Isles. § 

With his commission as chief executive, special instructions were issued 
to Governor Mayhew which, when considered in the light of after events, 

were of a most timely character. " You are to cause," 
directs Governor Lovelace, " a general meeting to be sum- 
moned of the inhabitants (among which I would not have 
the chief of the Indians omitted), to whom you are to declare 
the end of your being with me, and the power I have invested 
in you, by causing your commission to be read publickly, 
Seal of Martha's Vine- together witli your instructions. 

y^""^' " You are to cause some of the principal sachems to 

repair, as speedily as they can, to me that so they may pay their homage to 
His Majesty, and acknowledge his Royal Highness to be their only lord pro- 
prietor. You are not to suffer any of your Indians to enter into a confederacy 

* Great Harbor, or Edgartown, was from 1641 the county-seat of the island, and the early records 
of that settlement are in effect the official records of the county, which, until 1671, had no other incor- 
porated town. The entry on these records therefore, under date of 22 January, 1655, that "The 
common scale of this place shall be a bunch of grapes," was applied to the Vineyard, and not to the 
still unnamed Edgartown. (Seal of Duke's County, Massachusetts. By Charles Edward Banks, in 
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. liv. pp. 180, 181.) 

t Records of Massachusetts, vol. ii., 1642-1649, p. 114. 

X The charter is the oldest original muniment of title on the Vineyard, and is to be found in the 
Town Clerk's office at Tisbury. 

§ Papers relating to the island of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and other islands adjacent, 
known as Duke's County while under the colony of New York. F. B. Hough, Svo, pp. 162, Albany, 
1856. Also Calendar of Council Minutes of New York, 1668-1783, 11-14. 



of war with any other foreign Indians, without advertising me first about it, 
and procuring my permission for it." 

The meeting was held according to the instructions, the commission read 
and explained, and the Indians received the orders from New York with 
submission and promised allegiance and obedience with alacrity, each one in 
token thereof holding up his hand. 

In writing of this event to Governor Prince, of Plymouth, 19 August, 
1 67 1, Governor Mayhew in part said, — 

" As to our Indians, it is my understanding there is no manner of plot 
known to any of the heads of this Island ; for before I went to York, con- 
sidering the troubles in your colony, I went to all the towns, some English 
with me, and they did give in their names for to subject themselves unto His 
Majesty, and to fight against his enemies, and the enemies of his subjects, 
if called thereunto. This was upon the matter universal, only at Mettaack's 
place were not many present; but himself and those present did freely give 
in their names. But since I came home, bringing with me a commission to 
govern all the Indians of this island and Elizabeth Isles, I sent for all the 
sachems and chief men, acquainting them with what was done. All the 
sachems, with many others, as well non-praying as praying men, did, with 
much thankfulness, submit unto his Honor's act in setting me over them : and 
every person present, by holding up his hand, did promise the worship of God. 
The like was never of them heretofore attained." * 

The plot referred to in Governor Mayhew's letter was one of those clouds 
which, gathering slowly, culminated in the second Indian war in New England. 
Massasoit, the friend of the Pilgrims, had died in 1660, leaving sons 
Alexander and Philip, the former of whom succeeded his father as chief 
sachem of the Wampanoags.f The early death of Alexander invested Philip 
with the tribal headship, and he at once concluded a treaty of amity with 
Plymouth Colony, after which a few years of outward tranquillity ensued, 
broken finally by the murder, by Philip's men, of Sassamon, a Christian 
Indian, whose murderers were promptly tried, found guilty, and executed by 
the colonists. Quickly following this came the retaliatory massacre at Swan- 

* Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, first series, vol. vi. 196. 

t Massasoit had several children, three of whom are known by name ; Wamsutta and Metacom, 
who in 1656, on their own request, received English names from the Governor of Plymouth Colony, 
who christened them "Alexander" and "Philip." A sister of these, called by the English "Amie," 
was the wife of Tuspaquin, chief of the Namaskets. Mention is also made of another son and 
daughter. See "Soldiers in King Philip's War. Being a Critical Account of that War, with a Con- 
cise History of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1677." By George Madison Bodge, A.B., 
Leominster, Mass., 1896. 



sey, 20 June, 1675, and war in its grimness from this time swept over New 
England, leaving, however, the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard 
comparatively free from the harassing foe. There were upon the Vineyard 
about forty-five Englishmen able to bear arms, and about fifteen hundred 
Indians, who had been brought, largely through the labors of Mr. Mayhew, 
under the humanizing influence of Christianity. Frequent, yet unsuccessful, 
were the solicitations of Philip and his emissaries to the latter group to join 
the common league of tribes upon the main-land, but the island red men kept 
steadfastly to the faith and government of their adoption, and carried away 
as captives some of Philip's agents to abide the pleasure of Governor Mayhew, 
whose conduct during this time " that tried men's souls," as well as through- 
out the entire administration of his high office, exhibited a rare union of wis- 
dom and moderation, firmness and forethought, . that commanded the respect 
of his people and enabled them to enjoy security and peace while the neigh- 
boring continent was ravaged by war. 

But the full story of his life and labors as missionary, governor, and 
gentleman is graphically told in the Reverend Dr. William A. Hallock's 
" The I Venerable Mayhews j and the [ Aboriginal Indians | of Martha's 
Vineyard | Condensed from Rev. Experience Mayhew's | History Printed in 
London in 1727, and | Brought down to the Present | Century." Dr. Hallock 
quotes extensively from Cotton Mather's " Magnalia," from which latter work 
a few excerpts here, outlining Governor Mayhew's policy of government for 
the Indians, with whom and for whom he had spent the best years of his life, 
and with whom his name is so exclusively identified, needs no apology. " He 
tells the island Indians," says Dr. Mather, '' that by order from the crown of 
England, he was to govern the English who should inhabit these islands; 
that his royal master was in power far above any of the Indian monarchs; 
but that, as he was great and powerful, so he was a lover of justice; that 
therefore he would in no measure invade their jurisdiction, but, on the con- 
trary, assist them if need required; that religion and government were dis- 
tinct things, and their sachems might retain their just authority, though their 
subjects were Christians. And thus, in no long time, he brought them to 
conceive no ill opinion of the Christian religion. 

" When afterwards the number of the Christian Indians increased, he 
advised and persuaded them to admit the counsels of judicious Christians 
among themselves ; and in cases of more than ordinary consequence, to erect 
a jury for trial, promising his own assistance to the Indian princes, whose 
assent was always to be obtained, though they were not Christians. And 
thus in a few years he settled a happy administration among them, to their 



great content ; and records were kept of all acts passed in their several courts 
by such as, having learned to w^rite, were appointed thereto. 

" By his prudent measures and reasonings he brought even the princes 
themselves, with their sachems or nobles, to see the distinguishing excellence 
of the English government. And in his administration he gave them so fair 
an example of the happiness of it as not only charmed them into an earnest 
desire of copying after it, and coming into the same form themselves, but even 
induced them to make a public and free acknowledgment of their subjection 
to the crown of England, though they were always to be understood as sub- 
ordinate princes, to govern according to the laws of God and the king, which 
they very much aspired to know. 

" In his administration he was always ready to hear and redress their 
grievances upon the first complaint, without the least delay; whereby he 
wisely prevented any ill impressions from so much as ever getting into their 
minds against the English, through a neglect of justice. Whenever he decided 
any causes between them, he 
not only went by the rules of 
the most impartial equity, and 
gave them equal justice with 
the English, as being fellow- 
subjects of the same sovereign, 
but he also took care to con- 
vince and satisfy them that 
what was determined was right 
and equal. He would not suf- 
fer any to injure them in their 
goods, lands, or persons. 
They always found a father 

and protector in him ; and so far from introducing any form of government 
among them against their will, he first convinced them of the advantage of 
it, and even brought them to desire him to introduce and settle it. He 
took care to keep up the state and authority of a royal governor, not with 
ostentatious pomp or show, but with such superior, constant gravity, and 
wise and exact behavior, as always raised and preserved their reverence; 
and so to govern as that his acts of favor appeared to proceed, not from fear, 
constraint, or political causes, but from a gracious and condescending temper 
of mind; and to make it evident that he was not ruled by self-interest, will, 
or humor, but by wisdom, goodness, justice, reason, and the laws of God. 

" By such wise and Christian conduct there was no difference between 


V.,. t"- 


"• M\, 

Mayhew House at Edgartown 


the English and Indians on these islands as long as he lived among them, 
which was for near forty years. The Indians admired and loved him as the 
most superior person they had ever seen; and they esteemed themselves so 
safe and happy in him, that he could command them anything without giving 
them uneasiness, they being satisfied that he did it because it was most fit 
and proper, and that in due time it would appear to be so. 

" By such means he not only gained their perfect confidence in him, but 
also most firmly attached them to him and to the English interest." * 

Governor Mayhew's large outlook on the future, and firm grasp of the 
principles of government and the elements that tend to higher civilization 
would have made him a striking figure in any position, but in his island home, 
surrounded by his dusky converts, he is a lofty, picturesque character, of 
which history has but few parallels. He died where he had lived, at Edgar- 
town, and the place of his habitation remains to the present day, a venerable 
old structure, one hundred feet or more back from the street, near to the 
shores of the bay; and not far off, in an unmarked grave, " he sleeps well." 

It has been calculated that Mr. Mayhew died on Saturday evening, 25 
March, 1682, aged six days less than ninety years, as stated by Matthew 
Mayhew in a letter to Governor Thomas Hinckley, bearing date 13 April, 
1682, announcing the death of his grandfather in these words: " It pleased 
God of his great goodness as to continue my honored grandfather's life to a 
great age (wanting but six days of ninety years), so to give the comfort 
of his life, and to ours as well as his comfort in his sickness (which was six 

Tradition is responsible for the statement so frequently met that Mr. 
Mayhew's first wife who died in England, was Martha Parkhurst. By the 
first marriage he is thought to have had but one child, the gifted missionary.! 
He married (2), probably in England, the widow of Thomas Paine, of 
London, whom Dr. Savage calls Grace,§ and Dr. Bond, Jane. On 14 October, 
1647, Thomas Paine, son of Thomas Paine, of London, deceased, being then 
upward of fifteen years, constituted Thomas Mayhew, " of the Vineyard, 
my father-in-law, and Jane, his wife, my mother, to be my guardians until 
I come to twenty-one years, which will be 8 February, 1652." Dr. Sav- 
age is no doubt in error, as the records of Watertown give the mother of 

* Magnalia Christi Americana, or the Ecclesiastical History of New England, 1620-1698. In Seven 
Books ... By Cotton Mather, London, 1702. 

t Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, fourth series, vol. v. 61. 

t See note on page 251. 

§ Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. iii. 



Thomas Mayhew's children, born there, as Jane, and Thomas Mayhew 
makes a conveyance, 15 May, 1666, of certain lands to his daughter, Martha 
Tupper, " part of her portion, which, however, she is not to possess until 
" the decease of Jane Mayhew, my wife." * The wife Jane predeceased 
her husband. 

Concerning his grandchildren. Governor Mayhew wrote to Governor 
Edmund Andross, in a postscript to a letter dated 12 April, 1675 if "I 
praise God two of my grandsons doe preach to English and Indians. Mathew 
sometimes and John the younger. [I have] 

grandsonnes 15 

my sonnes sonnes 3 

Daughters 3 

grand-daughters 11 



Children of Governor Thomas Mayhew^ : 

(2) i. Thomas Mayhew', born circa 1616; died at sea, 1657; married Jane Paine. 

ii. Hannah Mayhew^ born at Watertown, 15 June, 1635; died at Edgartown, 1722; 
married, circa 1657, Thomas Doggett, born at Watertown, circa 1630 ; died at 
Edgartown, between 18 March and 17 September, 1691. Issue, born at Edgar- 
town : I. Thomas Doggett*. 2. Samuel DoGGETT^ 3. John Doggett*. 4. 
Joshua DoGGETT^ 5. Israel Doggett*. 6. Mary Doggett*. } 

iii. Bethia Mayhew^ born at Watertown, 6 December, 1636; died before 13 August, 
1689; married, as second wife, before 7 June, 1675, Richard Way, of Boston, 
" wine cooper," to whom, at that date, Thomas Mayhew conveyed an interest 
in a water mill at Watertown. § Mr. Way was a man of substance, a lieutenant 
in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, and served at the 
Castle in Boston Harbor under Roger Clapp ; was farmer-general of the 
impost in 1674, and later a candidate for the office of postmaster of Boston. 
There would seem to have been but one child by this marriage, — Hannah 
Way*, born at Boston, 13 July, 1677 ; probably died young, as his will of 
2 January, 1697, proved 28 October following, left his estate to a third wife, 
Hannah, " having no reason to believe that any of my own children are sur- 

iv. Mary MAYHEW^ born at Watertown, 14 January, 1640; died before 12 April, 1675; 

* Dukes County Deeds. 

t New York Colonial Manuscripts, vol. xxiv. p. 92, and published in the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register for 1898. 

X For further particulars, see A History of the Doggett, (Daggett) Family. By Samuel Bradlee 
Doggett. 8vo. Boston, 1894. 

\ Middlesex County Deeds, v. 275. 



probably married Thomas Harlock, of Edgartown, whom Governor Mayhew, 
in a letter of 1661, calls " son Horlock." 
V. Martha MAYHEW^ married, 22 October, 1661, Thomas Tupper, Junf, of Sandwich, 
and died 15 November, 1717. Thomas Tupper, son of Thomas Tupper, was 
born at Sandwich, 16 January, 1638, and died there in March, 1706. He was 
active in town affairs ; town clerk ; representative to the General Court of the 
Colony in 1673 ; lieutenant of militia 1680-1690, and captain 1690 ; was also 
a preacher to the Indians. 

2. REVEREND THOMAS MAYHEW^ only son of Governor 
Thomas Mayhew^, was born in England about 161 6, and accompanied his 
father to Watertown, preceding him in 1641 to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, 
and Elizabeth Islands, the conflicting title to which had just before been 
secured by the elder Mayhew. Possessed of a liberal education, with a knowl- 
edge of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, and a deep piety as well, he was, shortly 
after his settlement on the Islands, called to the ministry there. His English 
flock being small, he at once mastered the tongue of the aborigines and devoted 
himself to missionary work among them, and in 1643, some time before John 
Eliot's first Indian sermon, gained his first convert, Hiacoomes, who was to 
become a worthy assistant to him in his work among the natives. His 
converts from this time multiplied rapidly, and glowing accounts thereof were 
printed in London.* So unwearied were his labors that, by the year 1657, 
many hundred Indian men and women had embraced Christianity, and the 
result determined Mr. Mayhew to seek further aid in London from the Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Heathen, and he accordingly 
took passage in November, 1657, in the best of two ships then bound from 

* The I Glorious Progress | of the | Gospel | Amongst the | Indians in New England | Manifested | 
By these Letters, under the Hand of | that famous Instrument of the Lord Mr John Eliot, | And another 
from Mr Thomas Mayhew jun^ both Preachers of | the Word, as well to the English as Indians in 
New England. | . . . | Published by Edward Winslow. | London. Printed for Hannah Allen in Popes- 
head Alley. 1649. 

Strength out of Weaknesse ; Or a Glorious Manifestation of the further Progress of the Gospel 
among the Indians in New England. Held forth in Sundry Letters from divers Ministers. . . . 
London. Printed by M. Simmons for John Blague and Samuel Howes, and are to be sold at their 
Shop in Popes-Head Alley. 1652. 

Tears of Repentance : | Or, A further | Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel | Amongst the | 
Indians | in | New England : | Setting forth, not only their present state | and condition, | but sundry 
Confessions of sin by | diverse of the said Indians, wrought upon by | the saving Power of the Gos- 
pel ; Together with | the manifestation of their Faith and Hope in | Jesus Christ, and the Work of 
Grace upon their | Hearts. | Related by Mr. Eliot and Mr. Mayhew, two Faithful Laborers | in that 
work of the Lord. | Published by the Corporation for propagating the Gospel there, | for the Satis- 
faction and Comfort of such as wisli well thereunto. | Londoji : Printed by Peter Cole in Leaden- 
Hall, and are to [be] sold | at his Shop, at the Sign of the Printing-Press in Cornhill, | near the Royal 
Exchange, 1653. Both reprinted in the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, third series, 
vol. iv. 



Boston to London. Captain Daniel Gookin in his Historical Collections of the 
Indians in New England,* describes the vessel as " Captain Garrett's ship, 
which was about four hundred tons, had good accommodations, and greater 
far than the other; and she had aboard her a very rich lading of goods, but 
most especially of passengers, about fifty in number ; whereof divers of them 
were persons of great worth and virtue, both men and women; especially 
Mr. Mayhew,t Mr. Davis, Mr. Ince,f and Mr. Pelham, all scholars, and 
masters of art as I take it, most of them." Captain Gookin adds : " This ship 
of Garrett's perished on the passage, and was never heard of more. And there 
good Mr. Mayhew ended his days, and finished his work. This awful provi- 
dence of God put a great check upon the progress of the gospel at Martha's 
Vineyard. But old Mr. Mayhew, his worthy father, struck in with his best 
strength and skill, and hath doubtless been a very great instrument to promote 
the work of converting many Indian souls upon those islands." 

After his son's premature death, the elder Mr. Mayhew, having no im- 
mediate prospect of procuring for the natives a stated preacher, began at 
the age of seventy to minister to them spiritually, as well as to the English, and 
he succeeded in bringing the aborigines at Gayhead to receive Christianity, 
though they had strenuously resisted all previous efforts of evangelization. 
In August, 1670, an Indian church was formed at the Vineyard, and, though 
Mr. Mayhew was upward of four score years, he was urged to become its 
pastor, but he declined, and Hiacoomes, the first convert, was then accepted. 
To his other labors for this people Mr. Mayhew added that of the compilation 
of a large and excellent catechism for the Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 
agreeable to their own dialect. 

On the eve of his departure for England Mr. Mayhew the younger 
took a solemn farewell of the Indians, of whom, it is said, about three thou- 
sand accompanied him to a place some four and a half miles from Edgartown, 

* Printed in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, first series, vol. i. p. 201. 

t Mr Mayhew and Mr Jonathan Ince, of Hartford, were the custodians of, to print in England, 
the Indian catechism prepared and translated by the Reverend Abraham Pierson, for the religious 
instruction of the Indians of New England, other than those of the Massachusetts tribes. The manu- 
script being lost, another was compiled during the ensuing year and printed at Cambridge. Few copies 
of this first edition are known ; one is in the British Museum, and another at the Lenox Library, New 
York. Its title-page reads : Some | Helps for the | Indians, | Showing- them \ how to improve their 
natural Rea \ son, to know the True God and | the true Christian Religion | i. By leading them to 
see the Di | vine Authority of the Scriptures. \ 2. By the Scriptures the Divine Truths necessary to 
Eternal Salvation. \ Undertaken | At the Motion, and published by the Order of the Commission \ 
ers of the United Colonies. | byAbraham Pierson. | Examined, and approved by Thomas | Stanton 
Interpreter-General | to the U | nited Colonies for the Indian Language, \ and by some others of tlie 
most able | Interpreters amongst us. | Cambridg. | Printed by Samuel Green, 1658. | 



where a service was held, and where the Indians deposited each a stone.* 
Writing, in 1726, of the Enghsh ministers of Martha's Vineyard, Thomas 
Prince, the New England annalist, said, — 

" For many years after his departure, he was seldom mentioned without 
tears. ... I have myself seen the Rock on a descending ground upon which 
he sometimes used to stand and preach to great numbers crowding to hear 
him. And the Place on the Wayside, where he solemnly and affectionately 
took his leave of that poor and beloved People of his, was for all that Genera- 
tion remembered with sorrow." f 

In 1 90 1, the society of patriotic women, known as the Martha's Vine- 
yard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, set a tablet on the pile 
of stones at the Place by the Wayside, which was dedicated with appropriate 
ceremonies in July of that year. The inscription thereon reads : 

" This Rock Marks the ' Place on the Wayside* 

where the 
First Pastor of the Church of Christ on Martha's Vineyard, and the first missionary to the 
Indians of New England, solemnly took leave of the Indians, who had in large numbers 
followed him down from the western part of the island, being his last worship and interview 
with them before embarking for England in 1657, from whence he never returned, no tidings 
ever coming from the ship or its passengers. 

In loving remembrance of him 

Those Indians raised this ' pile of stone.' 


Erected by the Martha's Vineyard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The site given for this purpose by Captain Benjamin Coffin Cromwell, of Tisbury. The 

boulder was brought from Gay Head, a gift from the now resident Indians. The tablet 

purchased with contributions from Mayhew descendants." 

Mr. Mayhew married, about 1645, J^ii^» daughter of Thomas Paine, 
of London, who survived him. She is said to have married (2), about 1658, 
Richard Sarson, :{: of Nantucket ; this is incorrect as to date of marriage, 
as in September, 1667, she was styled " Mistress Mayhew," in the accounts of 
the Commissioners of the United Colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts 

By a devise of " one Hatton Barnes to the heir of the Paines," the brother 
of Mrs. Mayhew, Thomas Paine, became possessed " of a farm and certain 

* See Genesis xxxi. 45-49. 

t "Account of the English Ministers at Martha's Vineyard," appended to Experience Mayhew's 
Indian Converts" (1727). 
X Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. 



tenements lying about Greensnorton in Northamptonshire," worth about one 
hundred and forty pounds per annum, and through him the Mayhews obtained 
an interest in the same. In a recital of the case, September, 1656, by the 
Commissioners of the United Colonies to the Corporation for the Propaga- 
tion of the Gospel among the heathen natives in New England, it is set forth 
that, " fourteen years since, when Thomas Paine's own mother, and the 
mother-in-law to Thomas Mayhew, was in England to settle her son's rights, 
the jury at Greensnorton found the land in question to be of considerable 
value, and the true heir to be Thomas Paine, and that now [1656] Thomas 
Mayhew had proposed that he journey to England to claim and secure title 
thereto." * 

Under date of September, 1658, the Commissioners wrote to the Cor- 
poration on behalf of the family of the lost missionary, stating that the widow 
had been left with six f or seven children, and that her desire was " that three 
boys may be brought up in learning to fitt them for after service amongst 
the Indians, which wee are slow to assent unto in regard they are very younge 
and the charges will be very great before they bee fit for Imployment and 
then uncertaine how theire minds may be adicted or theire hearts Inclined to 
this worke; yett for her support and the Incurragement of others wee have 
allowed her twenty pounds and taken upon us to defray the charge of her 
eldest son of about ten yeares old now at School for this yeare and shall bee 
willing to doe further for him or her as you shall please to advise." 

There seemed to be no evidence that the financial interest of the Com- 
missioners and Corporation extended beyond the education of Matthew, and 
how well that interest was repaid may be gathered from an item in a letter 
from the former, dated September, 1672, which, after commenting on the 
Reverend Mr. Eliot's unwearied endeavors for the good of the Indians, con- 
cludes with, " As also some other persons that may in time be useful Instru- 
ments in that worke; one whereof is the son of that Reverend and Good 
man Mr. Mayhew, deceased, who, being born on the Island called Martha's 
Vineyard, and now growne to man's estate and then settled, is an hopeful 
young man and hath their Language perfectly." 

* Plymouth Colony Records, x. pp. 163-165, 202-204. 

t An interesting collection of letters, eleven in all, from Mr. Mayhew to the Governors John 
Winthrop, father and son, has been published in the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, 
fourth series, vol. vii. pp. 30-42. In one of these letters, written in 1658, and addressed to " my much 
honoured friend Mr John Winthrop at Boston," the writer distinctly states that his son's children 
then numbered six. " I cannot yett give my sonnes over, if they come not more, my daughter and 
her six children will want help." The " sonnes" were, of course, his son Thomas and stepson Thomas 
Paine, who was also a passenger on the ill-fated vessel. 



Children of Reverend Thomas^ and Jane (Paine) Mayhew; born at Martha's 

Vineyard : 

i. Matthew Mayhew*, born 1648; died at Edgartown, 17 May, 1710; married, 
I March, 1674, Mary, daughter of James Skiff, who died at Edgartown, i May, 
1690, aged forty years, one month, and seven days. In the Diary of Reverend 
WiUiam Holmes, of Chilmark, she is described as a " truly virtuous gentle- 
woman," and he as " the Honoured Mr. Mayhew Esqr." Mr. Mayhew suc- 
ceeded his grandfather in the government of Martha's Vineyard and in his 
labor among the Indians. He was also major of militia. A work of his on 
the progress of Christianity among the natives was published in 1694.* Issue : 

1. Matthew Mayhew^ born 29 November, 1674 ; died at Edgartown, 20 
April, 1720; married Anne Newcomb, born circa 1677; died 16 April, 1723. 

2. Paine MAYHEW^ born 31 October, 1677; died 8 May, 1761 ; married, 
8 December, 1699, Mary Rankin. He was a major in the militia. 3. Mary 
Mayhew^ born 25 May, 1680; married, 5 December, 1698, Samuel Little, of 
Marshfield. 4. Thomas Mayhew°, born 5 May, 1683. 5. Bethia Mayhew", 
born 5 March, 1686; died 22 February, 1734; married, 4 September, 1707, 
William Clark. 

ii. Abiah Mayhew*. 

iii. Mary Mayhew*. 

iv. Thomas Mayhew*, died at Chilmark, 21 July, 1715 ; married Sarah Skiff, who 
died at Chilmark, 30 December, 1740, in her ninety-sixth year. Mr. Mayhew 
was for many years judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of 
Dukes. Issue: i. Zaccheus Mayhew'', died 3 January, 1760, in his seventy- 
sixth year ; was a colonel in the county militia ; married Susanna Wade, who 
died 23 May, 1758. 2. Zephaniah MAYHEW^ died at Chilmark, 20 November, 
'^733, in his forty-seventh year; married in March, 1711, Bethia Woodward. 

3. Perez MAYHEW^ 4. Bathsheba MAYHEW^ 5. Abiah Mayhew°. 6. 
Sarah MAYHEW^ 

V. Jerusha Mayhew*, married (i), 12 April, 1676, Joseph Wing; (2), 12 December, 
1684, Thomas Eatton. (See Wing Family, No. 6.) 

vi. Jedidah Mayhew*, died at Chilmark, 6 January, 1736, in her eightieth year; mar- 
ried Benjamin Smith, Esqr, who died 4 July, 1720, also at Chilmark. 

vii. John Mayhew*, was born at Martha's Vineyard in 1652. " He fell not short," 
says Prince, " either of the eminent genius or piety of his excellent pro- 
genitors, and having had the benefit of his grandfather, the governor's wise 
instruction, and his father's library," f he was, at the age of twenty-one, called 
to the ministry among the English at Tisbury and Chilmark, and, about the 
same time, he began to labor for the aborigines and ministered to the two con- 

*' A Brief Narration of the Success which the Gospel hath had, among the Indians of Martha's 
Vineyard (And the Places Adjacent), in New England, With Some Remarkable Curiosities, concerning 
the Numbers, the Customes, and the Present Circumstances of the Indians of that Island. Further 
Explaining [sic'i and confirming the account given of those matters, by Mr. Cotton Mather in the Life 
of the Renowned Mr. John Eliot. . . . Whereunto is added, An Account concerning the Present State 
of Christianity among the Indians, in other Parts of New England : Expressed in the Letters of several 
Worthy Persons Best Acquainted Therewithal!. Boston in N. E. Printed by Bartholomew Green, 
sold by Michael Perry under the Exchange, 1694, pp. 55. i2nio. 

t Appendix to Experience Mayhew's "Indian Converts;" Sprague's Annals of the American 
Pulpit, vol. i. 



gregations alternately. He died at Chilmark, 3 February, 1689, leaving an In- 
dian church of one hundred members and several well-instructed teachers. His 
children were: i. Experience Mayhew^ born 27 January, 1673; died 20 
November, 1758; married (i), 12 November, 1695, Thankful, daughter of 
Governor Hinckley; (2), 4 December, 1711, Remember Bourne. 2. John 
Mayhew', died 3 March, 1736, aged about sixty years. 3. Benjamin May- 
hew^ born 11 September, 1679; buried 30 August, 1717; was a lieutenant 
in the militia; married, 13 May, 1704, Hannah Skiff. 4. Simon Mayhew', 
died 5 March, 1753, aged sixty-six years seven months and ten days; married 

; his son, Simon Mayhew", was for sixteen years actively engaged in 

preaching the gospel to the Indians, and was at his death, 31 March, 1782, 
chief justice of Dukes County. 5. Elizabeth MAYHEW^ 6. Deborah May- 
HEwl 7. Ruhamah MAYHE\v^ 8. RuTH MAYHEW^ Of thesc children. 
Experience Mayhew began preaching to the Indians in March, 1694, taking 
charge of five or six congregations. Familiar with the Indian tongue from 
infancy, he was employed by the Commissioners of the Society in London for 
the Propagation of the Gospel in New England to make a new version of the 
Psalms, and of the Gospel according to St. John, in the Indian language, which 
he completed with great accuracy in 1709. Among his publications are: A ser- 
mon entitled "All mankind by nature equally under sin," 1725. " Indian Con- 
verts" (in which he gives an account of the lives of thirty Indian ministers and 
about eighty Indian men, women, and youth, worthy of remembrance on ac- 
count of their piety), 1727. "Indian Narratives," 1729. "A Letter on the 
Lord's Supper," 1724. " Grace defended in a Modest Plea for an Important 
Truth," 1744. He wrote also " Strictures on the Conduct and Preaching of 
Whitfield," in 1743 ; and about the same time, " Two Letters on Human Lib- 
erty," in a controversy with Jonathan Dickinson, president of the New Jersey 
College. Not a scholar of the college, Harvard honored herself by giving him 
the degree of M.A. in 1720. Three of his sons, Joseph, Nathan, and Jonathan, 
were graduated at Harvard, and Jonathan * became one of the most distin- 

* Dr. Jonathan Mayhew, born at Martha's Vineyard, 8 October, 1720; died at Boston, 9 July, 
1766, where he had been pastor of the West church from 1747. In January, 1750, he delivered a sermon 
on the Sunday following the death of Charles I., in which he advocated a limitation to allegiance. 
This sermon has been called "the morning gun of the Revolution." In his Thanksgiving sermon 
for the repeal of the Stamp Act, in May, 1766, he made a fervent appeal for civil and rehgious liberty. 
Bancroft said of him : " From his youth he had consecrated himself to the service of Colonial freedom 
in church and state. He died overtaxed, in the beauty of unblemished manhood, consumed by his 
fiery zeal ;" and Adams earlier wrote : "When we say that Otis, Adams, Mayhew, Lee, Jefferson, etc., 
were authors of independence, we ought to say they were only awakeners and reviewers of the original 
fundamental principle of colonization." 

" The Pulpit of the American Revolution ; or, Political Sermons of the Period of 1776. With an 
Historical Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations. By John Wingate Thornton. Boston, i860. lamo, 
PP- 537>" has as its frontispiece a portrait of Jonathan Mayhew, "that true lover of liberty and Chris- 
tian Patriot," introducing his own sermon of 1750. 

The University of Aberdeen conferred upon him the degree of D.D. in 1749. He published 
numerous sermons and addresses, among them "Seven Sermons," Boston, 1749. "Discourse con- 
cerning Unlimited Submission and Non- Resistance to the Higher Powers," Boston, 1750. Sermons, 
Boston, 1756. "Discourse on the Great Earthquake of 1755," Boston, 1760. "A Defence of the Ob- 
servations on the Charter of the Society for Propagation of the Gospel," Boston, 1763, pp. 144. 
" Sermons to Young Men," 1767. "Sermons occasioned by the Great Fire in Boston," March, 1760. 
An exhaustive "Memoir of the Life and Writings of Reverend Jonathan Mayhew," by Alden Brad- 
ford, LL.D., was published at Boston in 1838. 



guished divines of the eighteenth century. His youngest son, Zachariah May- 
hew, " took up the duties which his dying sire had laid down ; with entire 
devotion he wrought on to his life's end, but in his latter days his heart was 
saddened by the steady wasting away of the aboriginal population. Thus 
lived, labored, and died these five generations of Mayhew men, who succes- 
sively turned away from ease and honor, and in a higher walk of life made 
their name sublime." * 

* The I Pilgrim Republic | an Historical Review 1 of the | Colony of New Plymouth. By John A. 





, 215 

Mary, 190 

Benjamin, 124 


Mary^ 191 


Jean, 156 

Mary (Mrs.), 46 

, 214 


Mary Jane, 172 


Abigail, 184 

Moses^ 184 

Alice, 33 

Elizabeth (Mrs.), 


Moses*, 184 

Beulah, 169 

Elizabeth M., 125 

Naomi, 190 

Edith, 62 

Ellen (Mrs.), 103 

Nathan, 183 

Esther, zj 

John, 103, 184 

Patience, 184 

Esther (Mrs.), Zl 

Joseph, 34 

Ralph, 183, 190 

Isaac, 114 

Stephen, 31 

Robert, 46 

Martha, 171 


Samuel, 35 

Mary, 38 

Israel, 171 

Samuel (s. Robert). 46 

Samuel, Z7 

Logan, 169 

Samuel*, 184 



Sarah, 190 

Deborah, 72 

(Indian), 243 

Susanna, 184 

Elizabeth, 61 

Thomas, 32 

Thomas, 45 

Jennette, 146, 147 


William A., 172 

Lydia, 60 

Aaron, 184 

Zachariah, 184 

Mary, 146, 150 

Abigail, .172 


Nathan, 59 

Achsah, 172 

Richard, 29 


Ann (Mrs.), jz 


Betsy (Mrs.), 177 

Annie Eliza, 172 

Audry (Mrs.), 228 

Bathsheba, 190 

Catharine, 226, 228 


Caleb, 227 

William, 228 

Ann, 206, 208 

Caroline, 172 


Deborah, 203, 206, 208, 209 

David, 191 

Thomas C, dj 

Nathaniel, 208 

David', 190 


Samuel, 208 

Edward, "jz 

Margaret, 170 

Stephen ( Rev. ) , 206, 207, 209 

Elizabeth (Mrs.), 



Stephen, 208 

Ephraim, 228, 230, 


Christiana, ^tZ 

Theodate, 208 

Ephraim, Jr., 230 

Martha, 162 


Exercise, 184, 190 

William, 172 

Elizabeth, 217 

Hannah, 131 


Francis, 217 

Hannah^ 191 

Bethiah, 106 


Hannah\ 184 

D. Cooper, 132 

Charles H. (Col.), 126 

Henry, 180, 181, i 

83, 184 



Hezekiah, 190 

Edmund, 247 

Bethia, 105 

Jacob, 184 



James^ igo 

Edward, 159 

Charles Edward (Dr.), 239, 

James*, 190 


240, 242 

Jedediah, 183, 190, 


Benajah, 170 


Jesse Bodine, 172 

Martha, 33 

Ann, 146, 147, 220 

John (s. Ephraim 

), 230 

Thomas, Z2> 

Margaret, 146, 147 

John (s. Jacob), i 




Jonathan, 181, 184, 


William S., 67 

Elizabeth, 99 

Jonathan (s. Hezekiah), 


Samuel, 104 


Martha, 57 


Joseph, 172 


Mary, 91 

Lydia, 230 

Francis, 17 


Margery, 35, 46 

Mary, 16, 17 

Nathaniel, "^z 

Martha, 190 


Rebecca, 172 

Martha Malinda, i 


Mary, 89 


Mary, yz 

Samuel (Rev.), 89 

Hatton, 250 






Christopher, 170 




Abigail (d. JoeP), 168 

Daniel, 155 

Mary, 16 

Abigail (d. John"), 172 

Daniel", 169 


Abraham", 156, 161 

Danior, 169 

Alice, 240 

Abraham (.s. Abraham"), 

Daniel Budd, 171 



Daniel James, 173 

Aaron, 216 

Abraham (s. Isaac'), 157 

David, 155, 161 

Edward, 33 

Abraham (s. Cornelius'), 

Dorcas (w. John), 164, 165 

Thomas, 33 


Edmund, 172 


Abraham (s. John"), 165 

Edward P., 158 

William, 108 

Adeline L. M., 171 

Eleazer, 156 


Alice, 173 

Eliza", 167 

Elizabeth, 59 

Amanda, 171 

Eliza (d. Rev. John"), 170 

Joshua, 61 

Andrew Darius, 170 

Eliza (d. Wilson"), 172 

Micajah, 169 

Ann (d. Vincent*), 167 

Eliza Jane, 166 


Ann (d. Joel"), 63, 76, 78, 

Elizabeth, 77 

Alexander, 31 


Elizabeth (d. Abraham"), 


Ann (d. John"), 165 


Joseph, 168 

Ann (d. Vincent"), 167 

Elizabeth (d. Isaac"), 157 

Josiah, 168 

Ann Eliza, 166, 167 

Elizabeth (d. John*), 166 

Ben N Err. 

Ann Greene, 172 

Elizabeth (d. Vincent*), 167 

Charles, 51 

Ann Maria, 171 

Elizabeth (d. Francis"), 170 

Stephen, 92 

Annetje, 165 

Elizabeth (d. Francis", Jr.), 


Annie, 173 


Tryntje, 163 

Annie M., 172 

Elizabeth (d. Stacy"), 171 


Antje, 158 

Elizabeth Ann, 169 

George W., 82 

Ariantje, 162 

Eliza Jane, 166 

John, 82 

Barbe, 155 

Elsie, 157 


Barton Mofford, 170 

Emeline, 169 

Elizabeth, 219 

Barzillai Wright, 171 

Emily Jane, 173 

John, 219 

Biddle, 169 

Esther, 156 

John, Jr., 219 

Budd Stirling, 172 

Euphemia, 170 

Mary, 219 

Cataleyn (w. Isaac), 156 

Evalina Ann C, 169 

Samuel, 219 

Catalyntje, 157 

Felix, 154 

Thomas, 219 

Catelyntje, 163 

Frances, 170 


Catharine Margaret, 171 

Francis (s. Jean'), 156, 163 

John, 17 

Catherine (d. Abraham"), 

Francis (s. Francis"), 164 



Francis (s. Francis*), 165, 

William McFunn, 219 

Catherine (d. Jacob'), 158 



Catherine (d. John*), 161 

Francis (s. John"), 170 

Elizabeth, 183 

Catherine (d. Vincent*), 167 

Francis (s. James"), 169 

Thomas, 231 

Catherine (d. Vincent", 

Francis (s. Samuel H."), 


Jr.), 167 


Angelina, 125 

Catherine (w. Jacob), 156 

Francis Lee, 173 

Caroline Baker, 125 

Catherine (w. John), 161 

Francis M. (s. Daniel), 169 


Charles (s. Cornelius"), 158 

Francis M. (s. John), 171 

Hannah, 58 

Charles (s. John"), 170 

Francois, 155 


Charles (s. Charles'), 170 

Frederick, 157 

John, Jr., 41 

Charles (s. Rev. John"), 170 

Gabriel, 161 


Charles F., 172 

Gaspard, 153 

John, 49 

Charles S., 172 

George, 158 


Charlotte", 167 

George W., 172 

Phebe. 53 

Charlotte (d. Daniel 

George Washington, 170 

Randall or Randolph, 53, 

James"), 173 

Gilbert (s. Vincent*), 163 

13S. 139 

Charlotte (d. Wilson"). 173 

Gilbert (s. Cornelius"), 158 

Sarah, 139 

Cornelius (s. Jacob"), 158 

Guillaime, 155 


Cornelius (s. Vincent'), 163 

Guisbert, 157 

Myles, 88 

Cornelius (s. Abraham*), 

Hannah, 169 


157. 158 

Hannah (Mrs.), 170 

George Madison (Rev.), 

Cornelius (s. Cornelius"), 

Harriet N., 172 



Helen D., 172 


I X D E X 


Helen R., 171 

Henry, 172 

Henry H. (Rev.;, 172 

Hester (d. Isaac';, 158 

Hester (d. Vincent*;, 163 

Hester*, 163 

Isaac (s. Jean^;, 156 

Isaac (s. Abraham*;, 162 

Isaac (s, Isaac*;, 157, 158 

Isaac (s. Frederick*;, 1^7 

Isaac]', 158 

Isaac", 172 

Jacob (s. Jean*), 156, 158 

Jacob (s. Jacob*;, 15^ 

Jacob (s. Vincent^;, 163 

Jacob (s. John';, 165 

James (s. John*;, 166 

James (s. Vincent*), 167 

James (s. Francis';, 169 

James (s. James*;, 166 

James (s. Vincent*;, 167 

James (s. James'', Jr.;, 169 

Jane, 157 

Jane (Mrs.), 166 

Jannetje (Mrs.;, 156 

Jannetje, 158 

Jasper, 154 

Jean, 153-156 

Jean Francis, 154 

Jennie, 172 

Jeremiah Xixon, 173 

Jerusha, 168 

Jess*, 172 

Jesse E., 172, 173 

Joel (s. Francis*), 78, 165, 

167, 194 
Joel (s. Joel';, 169 
Joel (s. John*), 171 
Joel (s. William*;, 168 
Johannes, 161 
John (5. Jean*;, 156, 157 
John (s. Abraham*;, 162 
John (s. Francis*;, 164, 165 
John (s. Isaac*), 157 
John (s. Jacob'), 158 
John (s. Peter*;, 161 
John <s. Vincent;, 163 
John (s. Abraham*;, 157 
John (Capt; (s. Francis*), 

165, 170 
John (s. John*), 165 
John (s. Vincent*), 163 
John (s. G>melius^), 158 
John (s. John*), 165 
John (Rev.) (s. Capt 

John';, 170 
John (s. James*), 169 
John (s. Jesse*), 172 
John (5. Wilson*), 173 
John B., 170 


EoDiEx, BoDix, BoDiXE, Bou- 


John Charles F., 171 
John Fonnan, 172 
John Fort, 170 
John H., 173 
John W, 171 
John Wesley, 170 
Josephine H., 171 
Joshua E., 169 
Joshua Githens, 169 
Judic, 155, 157, 162 
Judick, 162 
J. Alfred, 172 
Kataleyn, 157 
Louisa, 170 
Louisa Wylie, 173 
Lucy Ann, 172 
Lydia, 167 
Maretje, 161 

Margaret (d. Charles*), 170 
Margaret (d. Joel*;, 169 
Margaret (w. James;, 166 
Margaret (w. John;, 157 
Margaret Ann, 171 
Margaret Fort, 170 
Maria, 161 
Mariana, 156 
Marie, 155 
Marie (Mrs.), 155 
Marte, 155 
Martha*, 166 
Martha*, 166 
Martha", 172 
Martha Holman, 171 
Martha Milliken, 173 
Martje, 163 
Mary*, 158 

Mary (d. Abraham*), 157 
Mary (d. Frederick*j, 157 
Mary (d. John';, 165 
Mary (d. Francis*;, 169 
Mary (d. John*), 165 
Mary (d. CapL John'), 171 
Mary (d. Charles*), 170 
Mary (d. James*;, 169 
Mary (d. Samuel H.*), 169 
Mary Ann', 166 
3klary Ann', 170 
Mary Ann C, 169 
Mary Heisler, 176 
Mar>- W., 54, 171 
Mar>'ken, 157 
Marj-tie, 163 
Xanc}- Saxton, 171 
Nathaniel, 165 
Okea, 162 
Pamell, 169 
Patty, 165 
Peter*, i^, 159 
Peter (5. Abraham*), 157, 




Peter (s. Peter*;, 161 

Peter*, 161 

Peter (s. Cornelius';, 158 

Peter (s. James*;, i^ 

Peter (s- Vincent^;, 167 

Phebe*, 165 

Phebe', 173 

Philip S., 169 

Pierre Joseph Francois 

(Dr.;, 154 
Rachel, 165 
Rebecca (d. Samuel H.*;, 

Rebecca (d. Wilson*), 173 
Rebecca Louisa, 169 
Samuel, 172 
Samuel H., 169 
Samuel Taylor, 173 
Samuel Thompson, 173 
Samuel Tucker, 173 
Sarah (d. Abraham*;, 157 
Sarah (d. Frederick*;, 157 
Sarah', 172 

Sarah (d. (Tharles*), 170 
Sarah (d. William'), 168 
Sarah Ann (d. James'), 

Sarah Ann (d. Samuel 

H.*), 170 
Sarah Isabel, 173 
Stacy (Rev.;, 171 
Stephen W., 169 
St. Jantien, 158 
Stogden, 173 
Susan, 171 
Susan M., 171 
Theodore, 169 
Thomas, 173 
Thomas Throp, 171 
Tunis, 166 
Vincent*, 156, 162 
Vincent (s. Francis*), 166 
Vincent (s. Vincent*), 163 
Vincent (s. John*;, 166 
Vincent (s. Vincent*), 167 
Vincent (s. James*), 167 
Vincent (s. John*), 165 
Vincent (s. Vincent*), 166 
Vincent^ 166 
William (s. Joel*), 168 
William (s. Vincent*;, 167 
William (s. Daniel James'), 

William (s. James';, 169 
William (s. Joel';, 169 
William (s. John*), 170 
William H., 172 
William Herrrv, 171 
Wilson*, 1^2 
Wilson^ 173 





Charlotte, 197 

David, 33 

Sarah, 186 

Elizabeth, 194 

Day, 33 

Thomas, 185, 186 

Elsie, 157 

Elizabeth, 32, 33 

Thomas', 186 


Isabella (Mrs.), 33 

William (Capt.), 184, 185 

Elizabeth, 38 

John, 32 

William (s. Capt. William), 


John Day, 33 

148, 181, 184 

Francis E., 134 

Jonathan, 33 

William^ 186 

Joshua, 190 

Joseph, 33 

William*, 186 

Mary Ann, 122 

Letitia Day, 53 



Lionel, 33 

Catharine, 165 

Hannah (Mrs.), 105 

Martha (Mrs.), 33 

Nicholas, 165 


Mary, 33 


Elizabeth, 183 

Mary, 196 

Elizabeth, 167 


Sarah, 33 


Edward, 59 

Thomas, Sr., 32, 33 

Cornelius, 163 

Hannah, 59 

Thomas, Jr., 32, 33 


Marie, 59 

William, 33 

Abraham, 231 



Abraham C, 132 

Gertrude, 172 

John, 113 

Anthony, 194 



Edna, I9i8 

Edward, 139 

William, 190 

James Coffin Jones, 67 



Jasper, 198 

Elizabeth (Mrs.), 102 

Esther, 154, 155, 156 

John, 122 

Margaret, 102 

Francis, Sr., 154, 155 

Joshua, 194, 197 

Mary, 91 

Francis, Jr., 155 

Joshua^ 198 

Remember, 253 

Jane Susan, 154 

Keziah, 118, 122 

Thomas, 102 

Susanna (w. Francis), 155, 

Lydia, 59 

Bo WEN. 


Lydia, 198 

Edmund T., 24 

Susanna (d. Francis), 156, 

Mary, 198 



Moses, 75 

Asa, 60 


Nicholas, 228 

Bathsheba, 59 

Anne, 34 

Rasselas, 198 

Benjamin, 60 

Catharine (Mrs.), 217 

Richmond, 198 

Charlotte, 59 

John, 217 

Rosina, 127 

Darnell, 45, 59, 60 

Mary Ann, 162 


Eliza, 60 

Rachel, 139 

Robert J., 126 

Elizabeth, 59 

Rebecca, 47 


Esther Ann, 60 

Ruth, 105 

David, 45 

Hannah, 59 

Sarah, 210, 217 

Elizabeth, 46, 171 

Jemima (d. Darnell), 60 


Joseph, 43 

Jemima (d. Robert), 59 

Abigail Reeves, 128 

Job, 59 

Benjamin Reeves, 128 

Mary, 33 
Samuel, 124 


Martha, 60 

Clara Victoria, 128 

Mary, 59 

Fanny Rodney, 128 

Phebe, 59 

Mary Reeves, 128 

Ann, 73 
George, 73 
Martha, 73 
Mary, 72, 73 
William, 73 


Rachel, 59 

William Draper (Dr.), 128 

Rehoboam, 59 


Reuben, 60 

Elizabeth, 186 

Robert, Sr., 59 

Euphemia, 186 

Robert, Jr., 59 

Francis (Col.), 185 

Sarah, 60 

Francis (Hon.), 184 

William, 50 

Francis', 186 

Mary, 75 

William (s. Rehoboam), 59 

Hannah, 186 


William Rogers, 60 

Jacob, 186 

Joseph, 88 


John^ 186 


Alden, 253 

John*, 186 

Joseph, 138 

George W., loi 

Leah (Mrs.), 186 



Lydia, 186 

Joseph, 105 

Ann, 114, 116 

Phebe, 186 



Reape', 186 

William Herbert (Rev.), 

William, 37 

Reape', 186 





Coleman, 19 

George, 19 

Margaret, 183 

Robert, 183 

Henry, 149 

Henry, Jr., 39 

Hudson, 37 

Joseph, 41 

Mary, 149 

Mary, 169 

Daniel, 217 

Mehittable, 217 

Prudence, 139 

Samuel, 139 

Margaret, 13 

Mary, 13 

Anna, 49 

Eayre, 57 

Edward F., 196 

Elizabeth, 49 

Job, 196 

John, 49, 195 

Joseph, 49 

Joseph Eayre, 48, 57 

Lettice, 49 

Mary, 49 

Nancy, 196 

Sarah, 196 

Sarah, Jr., 49 

William, 195 

Cam MOCK. 

Andy, 227 

Ann, 227 

Leah, 227 

Mary, 227 

Nathaniel, 227 

Charles, 195 

Andries, 154 

Jan, 154 

Isaac, 46 

Catharine, 17 

Isaac, 124 

William, 170 

Mary, 218 

George Assheton, Sr., 134 

George Assheton, Jr., 134 

Mary, 25 


Rita, 134 

Catherine, 76 

Lydia, 169 

Amy, 124 

Catharine, 14 

Henry, 227 

Jane, 52 

John, 227 

Robert, 202 

Thomas, 202, 203 

John, 188 

John (Dr.), 131 

Martha, 116, 117 

Christian, 138 

Joseph, 192 

Thomas L. (Rev.), 74 

James, loi 

Mary, loi 

Benjamin (Major), 90 

Roger, 247 

Andrew, 106 

Beulah Ann, 125 

Ezra, 109 

John, 15 

Phebe (Mrs.), 36 

Susan, 130 

William, 252 

Edward D., 122 

Leah, 231 

Ann, 118, 121 

John Combs, 197 

Mary, 169 

Thomas, 14 

John C, 67 

Jacob, 187 

Jonathan R. (Dr.), ^^ 

Laura L. (Mrs.), 127 

George, 82 

William G., 82 



Frangois, 155 
Abigail", 75 
Abigail', 75 

Abigail Marshall, 79, 82 
Allen, 67 
Ann, 75 
Anna, 73 
Benjamin, 75 
Bodine, 79 
Charles, 74 
DanieP, 73 
Daniel*, 74 
Deborah, 72 
Dinah, "jz 
Edward Winslow (Major), 

17, 78, 79. 80, 83 
Edward Winslow, Jr., 84 
Elisha, TZ 
Eliza, 22, 57, 63, 79 
Elizabeth (Mrs.), 72 
Elizabeth^ 72 
Elizabeth^ 72 
Elizabeth", 75 
Eunice, 68 
Fannie A., 80 
George', 75 
George', 75 
Hebzibeth, '/'i 

Isaac (Admiral Sir), ()T, 72 
Isaac^ 75 
James, 71, 72 
James H., 67 
Jerusha Ann, 78, 81, 82 
John (s. Nicholas), 69 
John^ J2 
John (Gen.), ^2 
John Hammond, TJ, 78, 83 
Joseph*, 74 
Joseph^, 75 
Joseph', 78 
Judith, n 
Mary^, 72 
Mary', 75 
Mar/, 78, 80, 81 
Mehittable, 73 
Nancy Bodine, 84 
Nathaniel, 72 
Nicholas, 69 
Parnel, 76, 78, 81 
Paur, -jz 
PauP, 75 
Peter, 69 
Peter^ 71, 72 
Peter", 73 
Polly, 75 
Rebecca, 75 
Richard, 67 
Sarah\ 75 
Sarah', 75 
Stephen', 72, "jz 



Stephen^ TZ 

Susanna, TJ) 

Tristram', 67, 69, 70, 71, 239 

Tristranl^ 72 

William', 75, 92 

William*, 63, 77, 168 

William', T], 78, 79, 80, 82 

William^ 84 

William M., 75 


Joshua, 226 

Simon, 157 

Sarah T., 124, 132 


Charles Howard, 68 
Esther, 58 
Francis, 170 
Mary H., 53 
Rachel, 58 


Ann, 220 
Elizabeth, 221 
John, 220 
Stephen, 220 


Nathan Hunt, 58 

Thomas, 157 

Ebenezer (s. Edward Pat- 
terson), 231 

Ebenezer (s. Silas), 231 

Edward Patterson, Sr., 

Edward Patterson, Jr., 

Francis, 229 

Jasper, 231 

Job, 231 

John, 229, 231 

Joseph, 122, 229 

Margaret, 231 

Mercy, 231 

Silas, Sr., 191, 231 

Silas, Jr., 231 

Stephen, 231 

Thomas, 231 

William (s. Edward Pat- 
terson, Sr.), 231 

William (s. Silas, Sr.), 231 

Sarah, 122 

Thomas, 157 

John Singleton (Sir), loi 


James, 114 


Eliza, 172 

Corlies, Corlis, Corliss. 
Abiah, 194 
Ann*, 194 

Ann (d. Samuel"), 197 
Ann (d. William"), 190 
Asher, 194 
Augustus W., 177 
Benjamin, 179, 182 
Beulah°, 196 
Beulah^ 195 
Daniel^ 191 
Daniel*, 191 
Deborah, 180, 182 
Dinah, 179, 180, 182 
Eliza, 197 

Elizabeth', 180, 181, 184, 185 
Elizabeth (d. John'), 183 
Elizabeth (d. James'), 183 
Elizabeth (d. Uriah'), 191 
Elizabeth (d. Joseph*), ig4 
Exercise, 189 
George\ 177, 178, i79, 187 
George', 179, 180, 181, 191, 

George (Capt.), 183 
George*, 183 
George'*, 196 

Hannah', 179, 180, 181, 183 
Hannah^ 191 
Harriet, 194 

Jacob, 179, 182, 187, 188 
James, 186 
James^ 182 

James (s. James'), 183 
James (s. Uriah^), 191 
James L., 197 
Jane, 190 
Jerusha, 194, 196 
Jesse, 197 
Job, 195 
Job M., 197 
Joel, 194 
John, Sr., 186 
John, Jr., 186 
John', 179, 180, 181, 182 
John', 183 

John (s. George'), 183 
John (s. John'), 183 
John (s. William'), 194 
John", 197 

Joseph', 179, 182, 187, 188 
Joseph, 186 
Joseph*, 194 
Joseph^ 194 

Mary', 179, 180, 181, 190 
Mary (d. James'), 183 
Mary (d. William'), 78, 

165, 168, 194 
Mehittable, 189 
Nehemiah, 195 
Rachel, 195 
Rachel V., 195 

Corlies, Corlis, Corliss. 
Reuben R., 183 
Samuel', 183 
Samuel*, 194, 197 
Samirer, 197 
Samuel R., 197 
Seth, 197 

Sarah (w. George), 181 
Sarah (d. Uriah'), 191 
Sarah (d. WiUiam'), 194, 

Sarah'', 194 
Thomas, 182 
Timothy, 179, 180, 182 
Uriah (s. George'), 191 
Uriah (s. William'), 190 
Uriah (s. James*), 191 
William", 179, 180, 181, 186, 

William', 168, 189, 191, 192, 

William (s. George'), 183 
William (s. James'), 183 
William (s. William'), 192, 


William (s. Samuel*), 197 

William (s. William*), 196 

William', 195 

Isabella, 127 

Esther, 155 

Jelan, 155 

Abraham, 139 

Ellen, 138 

Jane, 139 

John, 139 

Mary, 138, 139 

Nehemiah, 139 

Ralph, 138, 139 

Rebecca, 139 

Sarah, 139 

Susanna, 139 

William, 49 

Ann, 189, 194 

Hannah, 39 

John, 39 

Joseph, 39, 49 

Mary (Mrs.), 36 

Mary, 118, 121 

Meribah, 196 

Rachel, 61 

Sarah Maria, 196 

Thomas, 183 

William, 39 

Elizabeth, 195 

W. P., 124 


Cramer, or Crammer. 



Caleb, 197 

Ann, 166 

Hannah (Mrs.), 216 

Harriet, 59 

Elizabeth, 33 

Henry, 216 

John, 197 

Hannah (Mrs.), 33 

John, 211, 212, 213 

John Mott, 173 

Hannah, 33 

John, 218 

Lydia, 197 

John, 30, 32, 33 

Oseah, 210, 217 

Samuel W., 172 

Lawrence, 166 



Mary, 33 

Charlotte, 19 

John, 225 

Naomi (Mrs.), 184 

Ellen, 19 


Sarah, 33 

Francis, 19 

Lydia, 194, 197 


Joseph, 19 


John, 181 

Mary E., 19 

Chalkley, 76 


Lucy, 19 


George, 116 

Robert, 19 

Maria, 154 

Hannah Ann, 61 

Teresa, 19 


Samuel C, 176 

Winifred, 19 

Sarah, 36 

William. 48 



Dean or Deane. 

Robert (Dr.), 138 

, 154 

Ann, 78, 80 


Anthony, 155 

Catharine, 157 

William, 17 

John, 155 

Elizabeth, 79 


Mary (Mrs.), 155 

Frances (Mrs.), 80 

Frank D., 38 

Nicholas, 155 

John, 80 

John, 38 


Miriam, 209 

Sarah Southwick, 51 

Rebecca, 170 

Stephen, 211 




Robert, 39 

Mary A., 169 

Henry (Gen.), 208 




, 128 

James, loi 

Abigail, 150 



Jacob, 150, 188 

Hannah, 38 

William (Hon.), 102 

John, 230 


Rachel, 150 

Ebenezer, 39 

Daggett, or Doggett. 

Samuel^ 150 

Margaret (Mrs.), 39 

Israel, 247 

Samuel, 231 

Sarah, 91 

John, 247 

William, 31 


Joshua, 247 

Zebiah, 150 

Albert, 81 

Mary, 247 


Benjamin, 81 

Samuel, 247 

Anne Leonora Sinnott, 24 

Eliza (Mrs.), 81 

Samuel Bradlee, 247 

James Patrick Sinnott, 24 


Thomas', 247 

John Pierie (Hon.), 24 

Stacy, Jr., 49 

Thomas*, 247 

John Ryan (Dr.), 23 



John Ryan, Jr., 24 

Mary, 158 

Jemima, 59 

Joseph Francis Sinnott, 24 


John, 59 

Margaret Mary, 24 

Rachel, 235 


Patrick, 24 

Du Hadaway. 

Thomas, 52 

Nicholas (Sir), 24 

Peter W., 127 




Ann, 195 

Alice (Mrs.), 90 

Clement, 226 



Josiah, 49 

Ann, 194, 19s 

Ann, 164 

Lettice B., 196 

Isaac, 194, 197 

James, 164 

Thomas (Rev.), 226 

Isaac^ 197 

Maria, 156, 164 


Joanna, 177 

Peter Welsh, 167 

Anna, 191 

Job, 197 

William, 191, 192 


John, 197 


Thomas S., 125 

John H., 80 

Jonathan, 253 "^^ 

Samuel S., 197 



Sarah, 197 

Joseph C, 57 

Anna W., 172 



Joshua S., 194 

Joseph, 105 

Deborah, 216 



Drusilla (Mrs.), 217 

Anne, 219 

Francis, 139, 149 

Edward, 217 

Elizabeth, 219 






Francis, 103 

Alexander (Dr.), 51 

Mary, 47 

Joanna, 219 



John^ 218 

Abraham, 54 

Catharine, 183 

John*, 218 

Lydia, 57 

Edward, Sr., 183 

Joseph (Dr.), 218 


George, 183 

Lydia (Mrs.), 186 

Daniel, 46 

Mary, 183 

Lydia, 219 

Daniel 0., 46 

Richard, Sr., 183 

Margaret, 219 

John, 46 

Richard, Jr., 183 

Sarah, 219 

Mary, 46 

Thomas, 183 

ThomasS 218, 252 


FiTZ Williams. 

Thomas', 218 

Martha, 34, 40, 44, 45 

William (Sir), 11 

Thomas*, 218 



Valeria, 219 

Hannah, 36 

Jacob, 235 


Mary Ann, 169 

Jacob, Jr., 235 

Katharine Muhlenberg, 133 

Nathan, 37 

James, 235 


Sylvania (Mrs.), 34 

John West, 235 

Mary, 33 

William, 36 

Sarah, 235 



Stephen, 235 

Abijah, 182 

Mary, 63 


Naomi (Mrs.), 182 


Owen, IS 

Naomi, 181, 182 

William, 35 


Philip, 230 


Amy, 51 


Ann, 149 


Abigail^ 36 

Thomas, 149 

John, 172 

Abigail*, 36 


Phebe A., 172 

Abigail, 53 

Ann, 122 


Abraham, 35, 36 

Ann Githens, 127 

George F. (Gov.), 171 

Enoch, 36 

Evan, 127 

John, 170 

Isaac, 36 

Mehittable (Mrs.), 127 

Jonathan, 117 

James, Sr., 35, 36 


Marmaduke, 117 

James, Jr., 35, 36 

Ann, 209. 215 

Mary, 170 

Jonathan, 35 

Thomas, 215 


Jonathan, Jr., 35 

Chillingworth, 107, 109 

Joseph, 35 


Edward, 108 

Levi, 35, 36 

Nancy, 197 

James, 107 

Mary, 36 



Obadiah, 35 
Rachel, 36 

George, 50 

William Dudley, 127 

Sarah, 36 

John Francis, 19 

.A. \-f ■ y M-d xj J.X ft 

Ann, 170 
Elizabeth, 170 

Thomas, 36 
William^ 35, 36 

Margaret, 144 

William*, 36 

Eleazer, 51 

Jonathan, 45 
William, 45 
William S., 82 

John (Rev.), 100, 248, 

J. Jefferson, 127 



Ann, 234 

James, 14 

Matilda, 63 

Charlotte H., 61 



Elizabeth, 121, 126 

Rachel, 59 

Edmund, 106 

Miriam (Mrs.), 126 


Elisha, 108 

Peter, 126 

Budd, 172 

Hannah, 214 


Elise Caroline, 134 

Rebecca, 214 

Richard, 29 

Emeline, 172 

Thomas, 214 


James C, 134 


Fred. Hamroad, 63 

John, 81 

Theodore Jacobus (Rev.), 


John, 172 


Anne, 45, 49 

Mary Ann, 172 


Anthony, 116 

Matilda, 81 

Francis, 172 

Elizabeth, 116 

Matilda Jane, 172 

James, 50 

Revel, 49 

Michael C, 123 


Thomas, 49 

Sarah (Mrs.), 81 

Richard, 219 




Benjamin, 114 
Dorothy (Mrs.), 114 
Hannah, 114 


Sarah, 172 

Margaret, 131 

Ella Harkness, 50 
Samuel, Tz 
Solomon, 73 

Maria, 165 
(Capt), 249 
Joseph S., 81 

Louisa J., 83 

Tabitna, 117 
Asa, 116 
Beulah, 45. 54 
Hannah, 124, 130 
Jacob, 37 
Josiah, 130, 149 
Susanna (Mrs.), 37 
Sylvania, 37 
Joanna, 231 


Susan B., 57. 62 

Louisa, 197 

Henry C., 21, 22 

John, 20 


Mary (Mrs.), 227 
Robert, 217 


Elizabeth, 168 

John, 123 
Joseph C., 125 
Mary, 125 
Sarah, 118, 123 
Sarah (Mrs.), 123 


Elizabeth, 75 
Thomas, 75 


John (Col.), 72 


Abigail, 168 
Charles, 168 
Eliza, 168 
George, 168 
Jacob, 196 


Joel, 168 
Maria, 169 
Mary, 168 
Stephen, 168 
William, x68 
William, 149 


Beriah, 229 
James, ii4- 
Jane, 73 
Rachel, 114 


Corliss, 196 
Daniel, 196 
Deborah, 196 
Dorothy, i97 
Jerusha, 196 
Joseph, 34 
Mary, 196 

Samuel, Sr., 194, 190 
Samuel, Jr., 196 
Sarah, 196 
Thomas, 196 
William C, 196 
John A., 254 


Daniel, 249 


John (Capt.), 214 

Samuel, 99, 226 

Barry, 67 
Bartholomew, 252 
James, 210 
John, 220 
Rachel, 235 
Samuel, 249 
Edmund (Capt), 72 
Stephen (Capt.), 72 

Duncan, 181 

Hannah, 210 
Thomas, 210 

, 122 

John, 121 
Sarah, 121 
Florence, 63 


Clara, i55 


John, 202 
Phebe, 202 



Richard, 202 
Thomas, 202 


. 235 


Aaron, Jr., 47 
Abel, 48 

Abigail Amanda, 61 
Abigail R., 57 
Ann, 61 

Anna Maria, 61 
Austin R., 60 
Deborah, 61 
Elizabeth, 57 
Elizabeth, 121, 126 
Enoch, 61 
Esther (Mrs.), 150 
George, 60 
George A., 57, 60 
George Jackson, 61 
Henrietta, 61 
Ira, 57 
John, 150 
Jonathan, ^^ 
Joseph, 119 
Joseph, 126 
Martha, 45 
Martha A., 57 
Mary, 150 
Mary (Mrs.), 126 
Mordecai, 131 
Rachel, 45, 59 
Rebecca Austin, 61 
Richard, 58 
Robert W., 59 
Sarah, 121, 124 
Thomas, 61 
Uriah, 48 
William, 59 
William, 61 

Bethia, 105 
Edward (Col.), 129 
Gershom (Rev.), 105 
Mary, 129 
Stephen, 171 
Andrew, 214 


William A. (Rev.), 244 

Alexander S., 82 

Shubael, 106 

Thomas, 215 

Andrew (Gov.), 148 

Grace, 23 



Elizabeth, 60 

Ann, 82 

Sarah Rose, 53 

Thomas, 168 

Antipas, 91 

Barzillai, 91 

Benjamin, 87, 88, 90 

Benjamin (Capt), 90, 91 

Charity, 91 

Edward, 92 

Edward, 108 

EHsha, 91 

EHzabeth, 87 

EHzabeth (Mrs.), 87 

Elnathan (Capt), 87 

Israel, 91 

John, 87 

John^ 89 

Josephus, "](), 91, 92, 108, 

Josephus, Jr., 92, 93 

Martha, 87 

Mary^ 90 

Mary^ 91 

Nathan, 90 

Nathaniel, 90 

Parnel, 75, 92, 108 

Polypus, 91 

Rachel, 87 

Roger, 91 

Roland (Dr.), 89 

Rose, 90 

Samuel, 89 

Thankful, 92, 108 

Zuriah or Zerviah, 92, 108 

Deborah, 181 

Elizabeth (Mrs.), 181 

Jacob, 183 

John, 181, 182 

William White (Rev.), 182 

Elizabeth, 59 

John, 41 

Samuel, 172 

Timothy, 59 

Margaret, 129, 133 

William Winder (Dr.), 

133, 134 

Risdon, 132 

Lodowyck, 162 

Margaret, 170 

William, 162 


Thomas, 248 

Elizabeth, 158 

Charles, 81 

Charles Henry, 13 

Phebe, 81 

Samuel, 81 

Thomas, 129 

William, 169 

Catharine, 183 

Richard, 227 

Peter, zz 

Joanna, 216 

Jonathan, 217 

Sarah, 217 

Hannah, 48 

Kate P., 63 

Arthur, 89 

Hannah (Mrs.), 184 

Martha, 105 

Mary, 89 

Joanna, 165 

Andrew K. (Hon.), 78, 80,82 

Annie*, 82 

Annie C, 82 

Augusta, 82 

Edward C, 82 

Helen, 82 

John B., 80 

Katharine A., 82 

Sidney, 82 

William Coffin, 82 

George, 55 

Moses, 194 

Frances, 226, 227 

-. 194 


Mary, 60 
-, 219 


George, 39 

William, Jr., 182 

Sarah, 147 


, 167 



Mary, 115 


Thomas, 179, 187 


Ann, 53 
Joshua, S3 


Lydia S., 67, 72,, 239 
Thankful, 253 
Thomas (Gov.), 246, 253 


Bethia, 105 

Elizabeth, 106 

Charles, 51 

Elizabeth, 62 

Hugh, 39 


Daniel, 51 
Ann, 74 
William (Rev.), 252 


David Parsons (Dr.), 109 
Frances R. (Mrs.), 109 


Thomas, 148 
Giles, 105 
Hannah, 123 
Samuel, 123 


Edmond, 9 

Herbert F., 4 

Philip Herbert, 11 

Joel, 50 

Sarah Stoy (Mrs.), 60 

Sarah J., 60 

Sallie, 84 

Anne, 113 

Darius, 25 

Edith Hynson, 25 

Anna, 216 

Ludwick, 216 


Elijah, 162 
Annie, 172 
Elizabeth, 149 
Henry, 172 
Maria, 172 


George, 81 
John, 81 




Kin sell. 

Margaret (Mrs.), 8l 

Jonathan, 138 

John H., 52 

William M., 8i 

Josiah, 139 



Mary, 139 

Elizabeth, 43 

Ann, 149 

Rachel', 119, 123, 139 

Emeline, 57, 62 

Elizabeth, 181 

Rachel*, 139 

Jane (Mrs.), 53 

John, 150 

Ruth, 139 

Job, 53 


Thomas, 139 

John, 52, 53 

Elizabeth, 90, 91 

Zachariah\ 137, 149 

John^ 53 

Richard (Capt), 90, 91 

Zachariah^ 138 

Jonathan, 53 

Roger, 90 

Zachariah', 139 

Joseph, 52, 138 



Joseph', 53 

Ernst Howard, 133 

John, 125 

Magdalen (Mrs.), 52 


Rebecca Blackwood, 125 

Mahlon, 52 

Christopher, 208 


Mahlon^ 53 


Eliza, 53 

Margery, 53 

Annie, 63 


Martha, 52 

Charles, 63 

Abigail, 38 

Martha', 53 

Clinton, 63 

Abraham, 38 

Mary, 53 

Frank Percival, 63 

Alba B., 131 

Phineas, 45, 52 

Hannah West, 63 

Ann, 38 

Phineas', 53 

Mabel, 63 

Benjamin, 34, 35 

Samuel, 43, 53 

William, 63 

Elizabeth (d. Benjamin), 

Stacy, 53 


William, 43, 44 


Elizabeth (d. Samuel), 38 

William', 53 

Mary Ann, 170 

Hezekiah, 37 



Job, 37, 193 

Elizabeth, 139 

Jonathan, 249 

Keturah E., 195 



Lydia, 35 

Keturah, 133 

William, Z7 

Mary, lOS 

Samuel, 133 

Samuel, 33, 34, 38 



Samuel, Jr., 38 

Elizabeth, 82 

Henry, 47 

Sarah, 35 

Mary, 182 

William, 60 


Sarah, 47 


Edmund, 227 


Rebecca, 169 

Edmund, Jr., 227 

Edward B., 129 

Elizabeth, 227 

Valentine, 42 


Frances, 227 


John, 15 

James, 184 

Clara Mary, 122, 129 


Joseph, 227 

Hettie, 129 

Hope, 132 

Sarah, 227 

James, 129 


Sarah, 235 

Samuel L., 129 

John, 162 

La Forge. 

Sarah S., 129 


Peter, 166 


Ann, 126 


Adriantje, 156, 162 

John, 113 

Jacob, 186 




John, 193 

Anna (Mrs.), 68 

Charles, 192 


Joan, 68 

Clayton, 171 

Elizabeth, 197 

Robert, 68 

Elizabeth Ridgway, 171 

Lettis, 196 


Sarah, 57, 62 

Thomas, 38 

Anne, 45, 51 



Joseph, SI 

Sarah Ann, 38 

Susanna, 229 

Martha (Mrs.), 51 




Susanna, 162 

Abigail, 57 

Moses, 43 

William, 184 

Ann^ 138 


La sell. 

Ann', 139 

William, 161 

James, 132 

Bathsheba, 139 


La Tourette. 

David', 123, 138 

John, 139 

Garret, 162 

David', 139 

Mary Bankson, 127 


James, 139 

Mercy, 105 

Elizabeth, 219 



John, 219 

William, 227 

Achsah, 76 
John, 76 
Le Brun. 

Catharine, 155 
Le Conte. 

John Eatton, 219 

Margaret, 219 

Peter (Dr.), 219 

Peter, Jr., 219 

Thomas, 219 

William, 219 

Hannah, 117 

Permenas C., 114 

Sarah Jane, 114 

Abraham, 2>7, 39 

Jacob, 61 

Keziah, 139 

Nehemiah, 39 

Philo, 150 

Rebecca, 195 
Le Grange. 

Bernardus, 159 

Fannie, 172 

Sarah, 186, 215 

Ebenezer, 107 

John, 105 

Seth, 107 

Thomas, 109 

Edward, 114 

Benjamin, 139 

Abigail^ 146 

Abigail (d. Remem- 

brance^), 147, 182 

Abigail (d. Restore''), 119, 
149, 233 

Amasa, 58 

Ann^ 148, 189, 220, 231 

Ann", 58 

Anna, 49 

Anne, 49 

Audry, 186 

Benjamin, 58 

Clayton, 58 

Craige, 133 

Daniel, 186 

Daniel, 233 

Darius, 190 

Deborah, 148 

Dinah, 184 

Elizabeth, 49 

Elizabeth (d. Remem- 
brance^), 147 
Elizabeth (d. Restore"), 

Elizabeth*, 184 
Elizabeth', 58 
Elizabeth, 186 
Elizabeth (Mrs.), 186 
Elizabeth A., 62 
Freedom^ 146, 150 
Freedom^ 150 
Grace, 147 
Hannah^ 149 
Hannah*, 184 
Hannah, 195 
Henry, 184 
Hope, 149 
Huldah, 184 
Increase, 146, 150 
Isaac, 36 
Israel, 58 
Jacob^ 146 
Jacob, Jr., 146 
Jacob', 149 
Jacob, 220 
James, 149 
James*, 184 
James S., 143 
Job, 49 

John', 146, 178, 179, 184, 220 
John^ 147 
Joseph, 147 
Joseph, 184 
Josephine, 133 
Joshua, 149 
Joshua B., 133, 149 
Judith, 150 
Margaret, 148 
Martha, 58 
Mary, 36 

Mary (d. Freedom^), 150 
Mary (d. John'), 148 
Mary (d. Remembrance^), 

Mary S., 195 
Patience, 49 
Patience*, 184 
Preserved', 146, 233 
Preserved^ 148 
Rachel, 137, 149 
Rebecca, 149 
Remembrance, 146 
Restore, 137, 146, 187 
Richards 143-146 
Richard', 147 
Robert, 148 
Ruth (d. Remembrance^), 

Ruth (d. Jacob"), 146 
Samuel (s. Freedom''), 150 
Samuel (s. Restore''), 149 


SarahS 147 

Sarah*, 184 

Thomas', 57, 58, 150 

William, 45 

William, 190 

William', 147 

William*, 57 

William', 58 

Moses, 181 

John, 155 


Egbert, 165 

Isaac, 108 

Samuel, 252 

Adeline, 60 

Laura, 127 

Caleb, 92 

Jedediah, 215 

Mary, 92 

Peleg, 75 


John (Rev.), 87 
Louden slager. 

, 122 


Francis (Gov.), 242 

Reuben, 172 

Cornelius, 157 

Mary, 157 

Seth, 208 


John (Dr.), 171 

Webster Bodine (Dr.), 171 


Stephen (Col.), 219 


Elizabeth, 156, 158 

Seth, 173 

Mary Henrietta, 23 

Moses A., 23 


Sarah, 169 

John (Rev.), 98 

John J., 132 


Alexander R., yy 

Matthew P., 127 



Amy, 9 

Rosse, 9 

Annie, 19 

Frank, 19 

John, 19 

Kate, 19 

Mary, 19 

Ann, 15 

John M. (Dr.), 83 

Harriet, 62 

James, i6g 

Kate, 168 


Morton (Hon.), 46 

Isabella, 125 

William Jardeneaux, 6^ 

Agatha Margaret, 19 

Anastasia Bridget, ig 

Cassimer Thomas, 19 

Catharine Agnes, 19 

Charles Joseph, 19 

Henry Peter, 19 

James Columba (Rt. Rev.), 

John Bernard (Rev.), 19 
Leo Patrick, 19 
Lucy Marianna, 19 
Magdalen May Josephene, 

Maria Teresa, 19 

Thomas C, 19 

Veronica Cecelia, 19 

Charles, 190 

Margaret, 219 

Thomas, 71 

Mary, 60 

Rhoda Adelaide, 22 

Reading, 59 

John M., 127 

John, 168 

(Indian chief), 243 

Cotton (Rev.), 244, 252 


Sarah, 127 

Aaron, 53 

Benjamin, 172 

Grace, 172 

Leah, 172 

Abraham, 36 

Mary, 131 

Ruth, 50 

Sarah, 197 

Charles, Jr., 172 

Mary, 168 

William, 168 
Mayhew, Mahew, Maihew, 

Abiah*, 252 

Abiah^ 252 

Alice, 241 

Bathshelaa, 252 

Benjamin, 253 

Bethia^ 247 

Bethia°, 252 

Deborah, 253 

Edward, 241 

Elizabeth, 253 

Experience, 252, 253 

Hannah, 247 

Henry, 240 

Jane, 241 

Jane (w. Gov. Thomas), 247 

Jedidah, 252 

Jerusha, 214, 218, 219, 252 

John, 241 

John^ 247 

John*, 252 

John^ 253 

Jonathan (Rev.), 253 

Joseph, 253 

Katherine, 241 

Lucy, 218 

Martha, 247, 248 

Mary^ 247 

Mary*, 252 

Mary', 252 

Matthew, 219, 240, 241 

Matthew', 247 

Matthew*, 252 

Matthew", 252 

Nathan, 253 

Paine, 252 

Perez, 252 

Robert, 240 

Ruhamah, 253 

Ruth, 253 

Sarah, 252 

Simon", 253 


Mayhew, Mahew, Maihew, 

Simon", 253 

Thomas, Sr., 71, 100, 218, 

Thomas, Jr., 239, 241 

Thomas'* (Rev.), 247-252 

Thomas*, 252 

Thomas", 252 

Zaccheus (Col.), 252 

Zaccheus, 218 

Zachariah, 254 

Zephaniah, 252 
Men ILL. 

Hannah, 47 

Hester, 208 

George, 219 

William, 213 

Abraham, 49 

Joseph Wayne, 125 

(Indian), 243 

Wilhelmina, 48 


Amy, 48 
Caroline, 127 
Mercy (Mrs.), 150 
Samuel, 63 
Sarah Taylor, 57, 63 
Thomas, 150 
Faith, 104 
Hettie (Mrs.), 122 
John (Rev.), 104 
Lydia (Mrs.), 104 


Louise, 173 
Wylie, 173 
John, 137 
Joshua, 19s 


Archibald, 121 


Anne, 171 

Emma, 171 

Henry, 171 

John, Sr., 171 

John, Jr., 171 

Mary, 171 

William, 171 

Thomas W. (Dr.), 219 

Andrew M., 21 

Ely, 19s 

Mark, 195 


Richard, 91 
Samuel, 56 
Wilhemina, 219 


Elizabeth, 162 


William, 171 


Thomas, 235 

Elizabeth, 118, 123 

Joseph, 123 

Sarah (Mrs.), 123 

Justin Smith (Hon.), 208 

David, 139 

John, 139 

John Thomas, 34 

Lewis, 228, 231 

Mary, 139 

Sarah, 139 

Stephen, 139 

Stephen, Jr., 139 


William, 50 
George, 100 
Thomas, 98 


Adam, 217 
Amy, 172 
Elizabeth, 217 
Maria, 173 


Anthony, 188 

John, Jr., 186 

John, 121 

John, 49 

Annie A., 173 

Mary, 173 

Hendrick, 157 


Sarah, 91 
Tabitha, 46 
Agnes, IS 
Charles, 15 
Elizabeth, 14, 15 
Johanna, 15 
John, IS 
John (Rev.), 16 
Katharine, 15 
Lucy. IS 
Margaret, is 
Mary, 15 


Mary Ann, 15 

Michael (Rev.), 16 

Arthur Ryley, 19 

Rebecca, 126 


George (Rev.), 171 

Robert K., sy 

John, 63 

George, 57 

Charles, i6s 

Daniel, 59 

Edith, S3 

Anne, 252 

Elizabeth, yy 

Jane Ann, 172 

George Morgan, 134 

John George, 134 

Anne, 210 

Joan, 210 

Robert, 210 
-, 103 


John, 202, 203 

Richard (Col.), 144 

Elizabeth, 168 

Isabel Sheppard, 173 

John (Col.), 13 

John, 226 

Rebecca, 197 

Joseph, 39, 44 


Ann, 4S, Si 


Hannah, 75 

Anne, 12 

Walter, 12 

Nathan, 109 

Angela Eva, 20 
Colman Patrick, 20 
Francis Izod, 20 
Hugh Camillus, Sr., 20 
Hugh Camillus, Jr., 20 
James Kearney, 20 


John Jerome, 20 
Joseph Cahir, 20 
Louis Casimer, 20 
Lucy Mary Agnes, 20 
Margaret Dorus, 20 
May Josephine, 20 


Cahir, 9 

Samuel, 127 

Job, 54 

John, 53 

Asenath, 133 

Magdalen, 102 

Felix, 15 


John, 35 

Samuel, 186 

Elizabeth, 2>Z 

John, 2,^ 

Joshua, 149 

Martha (Mrs.), 149 

Joshua, 2,2, 


Edward, 139 

Elizabeth, 61 

Jane, 218, 247 

John, 61 

Robert Treat, 102 

Thomas, 246, 250, 251 

Betsy, 7S 

Samuel, 75 

Ann, 139 

Elizabeth, 139 

Hannah, 139 

Jane (Mrs.), 139 

John, 139 

Joseph, 139 

Joseph (Dr.), 139 

Mary, 139 

Sarah, 139 

Susanna, 138, 139 

Thomas, 139 

William, 139 

William H. (Dr.), 139 

Audry (Mrs.), 227 

Joseph, 147 

Rebecca, 235 

Sarah, 235 



Martha, 246 

William, 213 

William, 213 

Abraham, 50 

Margaretta, 50 
Pattison( ?). 

, 117 


Jonathan, 117 

Robert (Gen.), 20 

Thomas, 117 

Mary, 158 

Thomas, 170 

Timothy, 58 

George N., 61 

Hannah, 196 

Mary, 51 

Samuel, 52 

Edward, 150 

Sarah (Mrs.), 122 

William, 229 

Rebecca, 139 

Herbert, loi 

Penelope, loi 

Elizabeth, 87 

James, 197 

William (Sir), 87 

Samuel W. (Hon.), 129 

Almira Matilda, 81 

Annie White, 81 

Thomas Jefferson, 78, 80, 

Edward, 217 

Mary, 217 

Mary (Mrs.), 217 

Michael, 252 

Hannah M., 127 

Abigail Eliza, 81 

Bodine Coffin, 81 

Bowman Henry, 81 

Frances Ann, 81 

Helen Duff, 81 

Jesse, 78, 81 

Josephine French, 81 

Lawrence, 81 


Margaret (Mrs.), 81 

Mary Perce, 81 

Nancy Coffin, 81 

Sarah Dean, 81 

William Coffin, 81 

(Indian king), 243 

Samuel, 60 

Rachel, 107 

Levi, 122 

Michael, 217 


Abraham (Rev.), 249 

Clark, 171 
Pine Coffin. 

Matilda (Mrs.), 69 

(Major), 68 

Tristram, 68 

Anthony, Jr., 188 

John A., 38 

John, 127 

Janet je, 154 


Sarah, 36 

Alice, 90 

Seth, 90 

John, 122 

Ann, 162 

Henry A., 162 

Thomas, 181 

Elizabeth, 116 

Hannah, 116 

John, 116 

Robert, 116 

Hannah, 216 

Mary, 216 

Ann (Mrs.), 81 

John, 81 

John (Rev.), 81 

Cecil A., 63 

Helen, 63 

Leila, 6s 

Julietta, 127 


Augustine W., 128 

Michael, 183 

Samuel, 107 

Thomas, 250 

Thomas (Rev.), 204 

Mary, 61 

John (Rev.), 208 

Catharine, 173 

Emily Geraldine, 50 


Mary, 36 

Mary, 124 

Thomas, 36 

Benjamin, 118 

Bathsheba, 91 

Mary S., 50 

Mary, 252 

Sarah, 157 

George A. (Rev.), 78, 81 

Mary Perce, 81 

Charles, 32 

Mary Ann, 197 

Sarah (Mrs.), 185, 190 

William, 184 

Elizabeth, 169 

Aaron°, 122 

Aaron*, 122 

Abbie Augusta, 125 

Abby S., 133 

Abigail", 45, 57, 124 

Abigail (d. Charles"), 125 

Abigail (d. Isaiah°), 123 

Abigail^ 125 

Abigail C, 128 

Abigail Thompson'', 125 

Abigail Thompson*, 125 

Abraham, 41, 44 

Abraham^ 116 

Abraham (s. Henry'), 119 

Abraham (s. Joseph'), 114 

Abraham (s. Micajah'), 

Abraham*, 124 





Abraham*, 124 

Edith', 122 

James (s. Abraham*), 116 

Adaline, 131 

Edith*, 122 

James (s. Henry^), 119 

Allen, 123 

Edward, 121 

James', 122 

Alfred Scull, 133 

Edward Hall, 129 

James Eayre, 127 

Ann^ 116, 117 

Edward N., 123 

James Franklin, 127 

Ann (d. Henry^), 124 

Eli, 124 

Jane, 114 

Ann (d. Micajah'), 117, 

Elisha, 113 

Jane (w. Joseph), 114 


Elisha^ 114 

Jennie Justice, 134 

Ann (d. Thomas'), 118 

Eliza, 122 

Jesse Siddall, 127 

Ann (d. Biddle'), 121 

Elizabeth, 131 

Joel', 124, 130 

Ann (d. Henry'), 124 

Elizabeth (d. Walter'), 

Joel*, 131 

Ann (d. Clement'), 127 

116, 117 

Joel Mason, 131 

Ann (d. Joel'), 131 

Elizabeth (d. William'), 

John, 42 

Ann (Mrs.), 114 


John', 114, IIS 

Ann G., 131 

Elizabeth*, 117 

John (s. Barzillai*), 117 

Ann Mather, 127 

Elizabeth', 121 

John (s. Walter*), 117 

Ann Morgan, 127 

Elizabeth (d. Biddle'), 126 

John (s. Biddle*), 121 

Anna, 132 

Elizabeth (d. Isaac'), 130 

John (s. Joseph*), 123 

Arthur*, 118, 121 

Elizabeth', 133 

John (s- Thomas*), 122 

Arthur', 122 

Elizabeth Bispham, 128 

John (s. James'), 122 

Arthur (s. Aaron'), 122 

Elizabeth C, 132 

John (s. Joel'), 131 

Arthur (s. Mark'), 127 

Elizabeth Clark, 125 

John Myer, 126 

Arthur Middleton, 127 

Elizabeth Handy, 134 

John Wood, 126 

Barzillai, 116, 117 

Elizabeth T., 131 

Jonathan, 113 

Barzillai C, 123 

Elizabeth Thomas, 127 

Jonathan*, 116, 117 

Benjamin', 122, 128 

Ella C, 131 

Joseph', 114 

Benjamin", 123 

Ellis, 126 

Joseph*, 114 

Benjamin', 133 

Ellis Biddle, 126 

Joseph (s. Joseph'), 114 

Benjamin Franklin, 129 

Elwood, 131 

Joseph (s. Thomas*), 118 

Benjamin Furness, 114 

Emily, 128 

Joseph (s. Biddle*), 121 

Beulah', 122 

Emily Caroline, 129 

Joseph (s. Joseph*), 123 

Beulah', 131 

Esther (d. Henry'), 124 

Joseph (s. Abraham'), 131 

Biddle*, 118, 120, 121 

Esther (d. William'), 122 

Joseph (s. Isaac'), 130 

Biddle', 121, 125 

Esther (w. Josiah), 121 

Joseph (s. Thomas'), 125 

Biddle (s. Biddle'), 126, 

Evan Ewan, 127 

Joseph Clark, 125 


Exercise, 116 

Joseph L., 125 

Biddle (s. Joel'), 131 

Florence May, 127 

Joseph Wood, 127 

Biddle (s. Josiah'), 121 

Frances Stratton, 125 

Josephene', 124 

Biddle^ 133 

George W., 124 

Josephene^ 125 

Biddle^ 133 

Hannah*, 116 

Joshua, 131 

Caleb^ 114 

Hannah', 123 

Joshua Haines, 126 

Caleb*, 119 

Hannah', 124 

Josiah, 121 

Charles (s. Robert D.'), 

Hannah (w. John), 122 

Josiah Gaskill, 131 


Hannah Ann, 132 

Keziah M., 128 

Charles (s. Thomas'), 125 

Hannah Garrigues, 162 

Louis, 125 

Charles', 131 

Hannah S., 131 

Louisa", 132 

Charles Carroll, 125 

Harry B., 125 

Louisa', 131 

Charles Henry, 126 

Henry*, 116, 119 

Louisa M., 126 

Charles Pretlow, 127 

Henry (s. Abraham*), 116 

Louisa Whitall, 127 

Charles W., 131 

Henry (s. Henry^), 119, 

Margaret Handy, 134 

Clara, 134 

123, 139 

Mark', 122, 127 

Charlotte*, 116 

Henry (s. Joseph*), 114 

Mark*, 132 

Charlotte*, 132 

Henry (s. Abraham'), 131 

Mark Ewan, 127 

Clement', 126 

Henry (s. Henry'), 114 

Martha (d. James'), 122 

Clement*, 130 

Hope, 119 

Martha (d. Mark'), 127 

Clement', 127 

Isaac', 123, 129, 130 

Mary*, 119 

Cordelia, 124 

Isaac*, 131 

Mary (d. Arthur*), 122 

David', 122, 128 

Isaac Cooper, 130 

Mary (d. Biddle*), 121 

David', 134 

Isabelle May, 127 

Mary (d. Henry*), 124 

Desire', 121 

Isaiah, 123 

Mary (d. Joseph*), 123 

Desire*, 125 

Israel S., 126 

Mary (d. Aaron'), 122 


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