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' ' Other changes which were thought necessary to the welfare of the country- 
were instituted. The ridings were aboHshed and the province divided into coun- 
ties, Newtown being included in Queen's County, which still remains as then or- 
ganized. In these, full provision was made for sustaining the demands of justice ; 
the Court of Sessions was to meet twice a year, and the Court of Oyer aud Term- 
iner annually. And in each town a primitive tribunal entitled the commissioners' 
court was ordered to be held on the first Wednesday in every month, ' for the 
hearing and determining of small causes, and cases of debt and trespass, to the 
value of forty shillings or under, ' taking the place of the Overseers' Court. The 
form of town government was further modified by the introduction of the oflS.ce 
of assessor and supervisor, the latter to have the supervision of the public aiiairs 
and expenditures of the town. Of these, two of each continued to be annually 
chosen in Newtown for some years after. The laws establishing these ofifices and 
the Court of Commissioners was passed on November ist. 

' ' On the publication of these laws, the people of Newtown testified their high 
gratification by seasonable measures to carry them into eflfect. On January 15, 
1684, they elected Jonathan Hazard, Gershom Moore, and Samuel Moore, ' com- 
missioners to sit as a town court, to try all causes of difference between man and 
man, as shall come before them.' Two days after, the commissioners appeared 
before Justice Elias Doughty,* and took the oath of oflSce, at which time also, 
Theophilus Phillipsf was chosen clerk of the court and marshal. By a law passed 
November 4, 1685, the j urisdiction of this court was extended to causes of ^5, or 
under, and to be in force seven years and no longer, but before the expiration of 
this period, the court of commissioners had ceased to exist. ' ' 

Samuel Moore held the ofEce of Commissioner of the Town Court from 
January 15, 1684-85 ; 1686-87 ; 1688-89. He was also elected Supervisor Feb- 
ruary 28, 1684; January 27, 1687 ; June 27, 1691. 

" The expectations of an enlightened liberty, awakened in 1683, had ended 
in fell disappointment, the course of events having fully proved that the advances 
then made towards a popular government were designed merely to conciliate pub- 
lic feeling. After the third annual assembly these popular bodies were expressly 
prohibited by the Duke of York, J who, having ascended the throne of England, 
under the title of James II, disclosed his true character in his endeavor to estab- 
lish an arbitrary government here, and introduce the Roman Catholic religion 
among the Protestant inhabitants of New York by the appointment of papists to 
the principal of&ces of trust and influence. The state of things in Europe clothed 
these designs with terror. There the sword of persecution was unsheathed. 
England still bled under its stroke, and I,ouis XIV had but just revoked the edict 
of Nantes, whereby the Protestants of France were again subjected to prison and 
the stake, or sought security in flight, a considerable number of these exiled 
Huguenots seeking a home in this province. With these facts fresh in mind, and 
the 'victims of papal intolerance before their eyes, the intelligent people became 
greatly alarmed for the safety of their country and religion. 

' ' Such was the gloomy posture of affairs at New York, in 1689, when the pub- 
lic mind was suddenly and happily relieved by the news of the abdication of James 
II and the succession of William and Mary, who were Protestants, to the throne 
of England. The citizens of New York, regarding with suspicion the minions of 
King James, who yet held the reins of the provincial government, and incited by a 
report, then current, that the Cathohcs intended to rise and massacre the Protes- 
tants, assembled in arms, on June 2nd, seized the fort, and placing at their head 
Capt.' Jacob Eeisler, a respected merchant, and commander of one of the train 
bands, undertook the government of the province, in the name of King William. § 

' ' The community at Newtown, having experienced like fears with the popu- 

*See Rev. Francis Doughty under Samuel Moore«. 
tSee Theophilus Phillips under Capt. John Moore*. 
gAppendlx XXX. 

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lace at New York, were no less rejoiced at the news of the revolution in England, 
and the fall of the unprincipled James ; while, for the most part, they heartily 
acquiesced in the popular movements j ust mentioned. At a meeting of part of the 
inhabitants, held on June nth, Capt. Richard Betts and Lieut. Samuel Moore 
were delegated to a convention to be held in the city, with instructions " to act 
as they should see cause for the good and benefit of the country. ' ' The town 
further resolved, June 15th, to provide and maintain two soldiers to strengthen 
the garrison at New York. They also sent delegates to Jamaica, for the purpose 
of electing two persons to represent the county in a Committee of Safety,* which 
it was proposed to form for the direction of public affairs at this criticaljuncture. 
One of the members of said committee, chosen for Queen's, was "loyal Mr. 
Samuel Edsall," of Newtown, who was thus styled because of his warm attach- 
ment to the cause of the revolution, and the leading part that he acted. 

' ' The Committee of Safety, having convened at New York on June 26th, ap- 
pointed Capt. Leisler commander-in-chief of the Province, and instituted such 
regulations as were deemed requisite to preserve the public peace and security, 
including sundry changes in the civil and military departments. Pursuant to or- 
ders, the people of Newtown proceeded to a new election of town officers, October 
2d. Capt. Gershom Moore, Lieut. Samuel Moore, and Ensign Joseph Sackett 
were re-elected to their respective offices in the militia ; Samuel Edsall was ap- 
pointed Justice-of-the-Peace, and Content Titus, Jonathan Hazard and Jeremiah 
Burroughs were chosen Commissioners of the Town Court, of whom the last 
named was also appointed Town Clerk in the stead of Daniel Phillips. Benjamin 
Severens retained his place as Constable, being at this time Deputy Sheriff of 
Queen's County. Delegates to a County Committee for the choice of a sheriff, 
were also appointed, one of whom, John Coe, was chosen to fill that office, and 
was commissioned by Leisler, on December 13th. 

" In the beginning of winter, despatches were received from the royal gov- 
ernment, in England, of such a nature as, in the opinion of the Committee of 
Safety, to warrant Capt. Leisler in assuming the title of Lieutenant-Governor, 
which he accordingly did, and selected a council, who entered upon their office 
December nth, and of which Mr. Edsall was the member for Queen's County. 
William and Mary were immediately proclaimed King and Queen at New York,t 
and in the several county towns, while the Lieutenant-Governor and Council ex- 
erted their energies to establish the authority of their new sovereign. 

" This, however, was not so easy a task ; for while the bitter opposition of 
the friends of the late King threatened to rend the province in sunder, the inroads 
of the French, on the northern frontiers, were creating the most lively apprehen- 
sions. To meet this twofold danger, Leisler sought to strengthen and increase 
the military force of the province. By his order the militia of Newtown, which, 
even in the spring of 1687, could muster ' 125 men, armed with firelocks,' was 
divided into two companies, of one of which the officers were Capt. Content Ti- 
tus, Lieut. Jeremiah Burroughs, and Ensign Robert Coe ; and of the other, Capt. 
Samuel Moore, J Lieut. Joseph Sackett, and Ensign Gershom Moore. § These 
were commissioned by Leisler, and were instructed to exercise their companies 
in arms, and maintain good order and discipline, the tactics then practiced in the 
town being, as expressed in a late return, ' distance, facings, doublings, counter 
marchings, wheelings and firings.' 

"Early in 1690, the alarming intelligence reached New York of the burning 
of Schenectady, and the cruel massacre of its inhabitants by the French army and 
their Indian allies, on the night of February 8th, and the people of Albany, 
apprehending a visit from the enemy, earnestly begged a reinforcement of troops 
for their protection. Sympathizing with his fellow-citizens in their peril. Gov. 

*"June II, 1689, it was voated and agreed that Capt. Richard Betts and I,ieut. Samuel Moore go to the county 
town to meet the deputys of other towns, to yote for two men out of the county to go to Yorke to act with the rest 
in the counsil asa Committee of Safety." Records of Newton, I,. I. 

+ Appendix XXXI. 

J Commission issued, February 19, 1690 ; Documentary History of New York, II, 352 

g Commission issued, February 19, 1690 ; Documentary History of New York,' II,' 352. 

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lycisler, on February i6th, despatched Mr. Edsall to Newtown, with an order to 
Major Thomas Lawrence, who commanded all the forces of Queen's to expedite 
the raising of fifty men in said county for this service.* 

"As has been already hinted, Leisler and his coadjutors had experienced 
violent opposition from the friends of the late administration, who, though they 
pretended allegiance to William and Mary, denied the legality of the proceedings 
by which Capt. Leisler had been elevated to the chief seat of power. Albany had 
shown the most formidable array of opposition, but having yielded from appre- 
hension of a worse evil. Queen's County seemed now to be the chief seat of disaf- 
fection. Autumn of 1 690 found the rebel party there, ' without any provocation,' 
mustering in arms, and avowing their intentions to maintain their rebellion by 
violence. To quell this faction. Major Milborne was sent over to the island, 
October 28th, with a military force and instructions to prosecute the insurgents 
'with all violence and act of hostility,' until they should be wholly subdued. 
At Newtown, the same day, a proclamation was issued, of which the following is 
a part : 

FORASMUCH as there are many seditious persons, who without any provocation have 
taken up arms, and appeared in a rebellious manner against his Majesty's authority, within 
this county, called Queen's, upon Ivong Island, and under specious pretences have drawn aside, 
and caused certain numbers of his Majesty's liege subjects to abet with them, contrary to their 
allegiance and bounden duty, and the peace of our lord the King, his crown and dignity, and 
the security and welfare of the good inhabitants thereof :^ THESE are in his Majesty's name, 
to forbid, forewarn and advertise all persons within this province, that they in no wise aid, 
succor, comfort, abet, consent to, or anywise adhere unto the said rebels, or any of their 
associates, but upon notice hereof that all such who have unadvisedly been herein concerned, 
do forthwith withdraw from them, and return to their allegiance and respective habitations, 
where they shall be preserved in their rights and properties, and peaceable enjoyment thereof; 
as they will answer the contrary at their utmost perils. 

"Two days only had elapsed when news was received that ' the rebels had 
been forced to fly by the forces sent to suppress them.' In order that none of 
them might escape, Mr. Edsall and Capt. Williams were despatched by water, 
with volunteer troops, to scour Flushing Bay and Long Island Sound, examine 
all vessels, land and search suspected houses, and seize the person and papers of 
those guilty of rebellion. 4^ 

' ' In this highly excited state of public feeling both parties anxiously awaited 
news from England. Leisler and his friends expected the royal approval, while 
their opponents, as heartily wishing for their condemnation, made strenuous ef- 
forts to accomplish this object, by means of highly exaggerated and false state- 
ments, which were transmitted to England to bias the royal mind against the peo- 
ple's governor. The disaffected persons in the towns of Hempstead, Jamaica, 
Flushing and Newtown, wrought up to the highest pitch of exasperation, con- 
vened a meeting on Nov. 7th, and addressed a memorial to their Majesty's secre- 
tary, complaining in the most vehement terms of Leisler's proceedings, who they 
represent as having taken to himself the ' most wicked and poorest of the sons of 
men, the chiefest of whom were Jacob Milborne and Samuel Edsall. These two 
base villains, with their collected rabble, in a barbarous and inhuman manner 
came over from New York to Long Island, and there did break open, plunder and 
destroy the houses and estates of their Majesty's subjects, in a most rude and bar- 
barous manner, not regarding age or sex, stripping our wives and daughters of 
their wearing apparel, carrying away all that was portable, shooting at and 
wounding divers poor Englishmen (some deemed mortal) , and then went so far 
as to sequester our estates, giving no reasons for so doing, other than that we 
would not accept commissions from the pretended Lieutenant-Governor, for which 
a hundred and four of us are driven from our estates, men of the chiefest and best 
estate on Long Island.' 

' ' Leisler had gone too far. Intending all for good, his zeal to restore order in 
the province had led to an extremity of means, highly injudicious and fatal. His 
power now began to wane. Early in 1691, Major Ingoldesby arrived with soldiers 

•Capt. Samuel Moore, comtnissioned February 19th, probably proceeded to Albany. 



from England, and demanded possession of the fort, but showing no orders, I^eis- 
ler refused to surrender it.* Ingoldesby besieged the fortress, and summoned the 
citizens to repair to his standard. He directed Capt. Samuel Moore, of Newtown, to 
publish his authority, and stand ready to aid him. On March 19th, Gov. Henry 
Sloughter arrived, t and a well-meant but unfortunate delay on the partof lycisler 
to deliver up the fort confirmed in the Governor's mind the report of his tyranny 
and usurpation. The enemies of lycisler, though few in number, embodied the 
aristocracy, and their representations had weight. They obtained his commit- 
ment on a charge of high treason, and being, together with his son-iii-law and 
secretary Jacob Milborne, in a summary manner tried and adjudged guilty, both 
were executed at New York on May i6th, following. ' So fell Capt. Leisler and 
Mr. Milborne,' says a writer of that day, 'men of known integrity, honesty, 
and loyalty, and by a pretended course of law, contrary to all law condemned, 
where their judges were, most of them, violent enemies of the happy revolution, 
and therefore resolved to revenge themselves on these gentlemen, who were the 
most early and zealous instruments of it, and who had first expended great part 
of their estates, and then sufiered martyrdom for King William and Queen Mary, 
their religion and laws.' I^eisler's council and other adherents, among whom 
were Samuel Edsall and John Coe, were imprisoned, but escaped with their lives. 
Mr. Edsall was tried and acquitted by the same court that convicted Eeisler.J" 

The letter§ of Dr. Increase Mather to Gov. Dudley expresses the popular 

feeling in reference to this unfortunate matter : 

"Boston Jany 20. 
" I am afraid that the guilt of innocent blood is still crying in the ears of the Lord against 
you. I mean the blood of Leisler and Milburn. My Lord Bellamont said to me, that he was 
one of the Committee of Parliament who examined the matter ; and that those men were not 
only murdered, but barbarously murdered. However the murdered men have been cleared by 
the King, Lords and Commons. It is out of my province to be a judge in things of this nature. 
Nevertheless, considering what the proper judges, who have had an impartial hearing of the 
case, have said, and what the gentlemen who drew up a bill for taking off the attainder from 
those poor men have written to me about it, I think you ought, for your family's sake, as well 
as your own, to lay that matter to heart, and consider whether you ought not to pray as 
Psalms, li, 14." 

The statement that the murdered men had been cleared by the King, 

Lords and Commons refers to the tardy justice indicated in 

An Act for Reversing thb attainder of Jacob Leisi,er and Others.** 

Whereas in the late happy revolution, the inhabitants of the province of New- York, in 
America, did in their general assembly, constitute and appoint Captain Jacob Leisler to be 
commander-in-chief of the said province, until their majesties pleasure should be known therein. 
And the said Jacob Leisler was afterwards confirmed in the said command by his Majesty's 
letter, dated the thirtieth day of July, one thousand six hundred and eighty-nine ; and the said 
Jacob Leisler having the administration of the said government of New-York, by virtue of the 
said power and authority so given and confirmed to him as aforesaid, and being in the exercise 
thereof, captain Richard Ingoldesby arriving in the said province, in the month of January, 
Anno Dommi one thousand six hundred and ninety, did without producing any legall authority, 
demand of the said Jacob Leisler the possession of the fort at New York ; but the said Jacob 
Leisler, pursuant to the trust in him reposed, refusing to surrender the said fort into the hands 
of the said Richard Ingoldesby, kept the possession thereof until the month of March then 
next following, at which time colonel Henry Sloughter being constituted captain-general and 
governor-in-chief of the sd province, arrived there in the evening, and the said Jacob Leisler 
having notice thereof, that same night [though very late] took care to deliver the said fort to 
his order, which was done very early the next morning. 

And whereas the said Jacob Leisler, also Jacob Milbourne, Abraham Govemeur, and 
several others were arrainged in the Supreme Court of Judicature at New-York aforesaid, and 
convicted and attainted of high treason and felony, for not delivering the possession of the said 
fort to the said Richard Ingoldesby, and the said Jacob Leisler and Jacob Milborne were 
executed for the same. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty at the humble 
petition and request of Jacob Leisler, the son and heir of the said Jacob Leisler, deceased, 

* Appendix XXXII. 
t Appendix XXXIII. 

J Vide, The administration of Jacob Leisler, a Chapter in American History by Charles F. Hoflfman pub- 
lished in Sparks' American Biography, XIII, 2d series. III, 1844. ' 
^ Hist. Coll. Mass. Ill, printed in Documentary History of New York, II, 437. 
** [6-7 Will, III, Anno 1695], printed in Documentary History of New York, II, 435. 


Jacob Milborne, the son and heir of the said Jacob Milborne, deceased, and of the said 
Abraham Governeur, that it be declared and enacted, 

And be it enacted, by the king's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and 
consent of the lords spiritual and temporal and commons in this present parliament assembled, 
and by the authority of the same, that the said several convictions, judgments and attainders of 
the said Jacob Leisler, deceased, Jacob Milborne, deceased, and the said Abraham Governeur, 
and every of them, be and are repealed, reversed, made and declared null and void to all 
intents, constructions and purposes whatsoever, as if no such convictions, judgments, or 
attainders, had ever been had or given ; and that no corruption of blood, or other penalties, or 
forfeitures of goods, chattels, lauds, tenements, hereditaments, be by the said convictions and 
attainders, or either of them, incurred, any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Whichever side the partisan may take in this historic struggle, he can make 
no dispute as to the essential honesty of I,eisler in his efforts for the enlargement 
of the people's rights. The English people of I^ong Island, with their afEhations 
with Massachusetts, instantly realized that his cause was that of the people, and 
took sides with him. If his cause had been successful the incident, instead of 
being a usurpation and an insurrection, would have been styled a revolution, and 
Leisler's name would have been embalmed in the memory of all patriots. " Fun- 
damentally, he was right, for he struggled to procure enlarged liberties for the 
people."* The taking of the fort was merely an incident in the struggle, and if 
Leisler can be j ustified in the main proposition his action was necessary and logi- 
cal. The appointment of a " Committee of Safety" at this time seems to be the 
first instance in our history, and furnished the model for that important instru- 
ment in the people's hands of effecting later their complete liberty in the Revolu- 
tion of 1776. It should never be forgotten that Leisler called the first American 
Congress on May i, 1690, the forerunner of the Continental Congress. This act 
alone proves that the narrowness attributed to him did not exist. ' ' Even as it 
is, even in spite of his blunders and his failure, in spite of the violence and 
fanaticism which stain his record, I^eislert stands as one of the early representatives 
of ideas since recognized as wholesome and statesmanlike. Moreover, the name 
of the man who called together the first Congress of American colonies must al- 
ways be pronounced with respect. "J 

The hurried execution of Leisler and Milbourn, before his appeal to the 
King could be heard, was inexcusable, and reveals the character of his opponents. § 

Captain Samuel Moore took an active part in church work. We read, May 
15. 1697, 

"That it is the desire of the town that Mr. John Morse to be ordained for to be ye 
paster and teacher of oner church according to ye trueth of the gospel, and also voted at ye 
same time above that, these men are under written chosen by the Town for to elect and carrie 
on the worke in referance to settlement of the menester in order to the act above. Capt. Beats, 
Content Titus, Samuel Moer, Charles Hallit, Joseph Sackit, Caleb Leverich, John Berrian, Mr. 
Eisel, Richard Bets, John Lawrence, John Coe, Edward Hunt, Jeremiah Burroughs, Jonathan 

This record shows the vital connection between the town and the church. 

At the same meeting it was voted 

"That the town be at the charge to by a bell for the town of about ten pound price." 
The outcome of the action of May 15, 1697, is quaintly expressed in the 

following declaration on September 9th, following : 

♦Historic Towni, New York, by Theodore Roosevelt, 62. 

+ Gov. I^eisler, in 1689, purchased the land now occupied by New Rochelle, N. Y., as a place of refuge for the 
persecuted Huguenots. 

IThe Dutch and Quaker Colonies, Fiske, II, 207. 

\ For an attempt to picture the times of Leisler, see The Begum's Daughter, Bdwin Lasseter Bynner. 



"Whereas Mr John Morse hath consented to be ordained to the worke of ye minestry 
at the sohcitation of those persons deputed by the town to treat with him about that affair. It 
is their foer voted and agreed that we doe exsept him as our menester to dispense to us in things 
speritall according to the mind of Christ and order of the gospell and wee doe and shall redely 
submit ouer selves to him in the Ivord as such and to all his menesteriell dispensations and 
sperital administrations among us according to ye mind and will of God, as God_ shall assist 
and direct him from time, and at all times whether he shall continue amongst us in ye worke 
of the menestiry . ' ' 

In the latter part of his Ufe Samuel Moore was a Justice, as indicated by 

the following :* . „ , 

Jamaica m Queens County 

ye 19th of April 1710. 
Wee underwritten Justices of the peace of our Sovereigne Lady the Queen for Queens 
County assigned in obedience to an order from the honourable the president & her Maties 
Council of this province dated the 13th inst. [to us directed] have Inquired upon oath into the 
matter of the Disturbance in the Church of Jamaica & doe find that Mr Justice Read has 
proceeded therein according to Law & that the Record he has made is a true Representation 
thereof. We remaine 

Yor Honours most obed' Servants 

Tho: Willett John Marston 

Jo" Jackson Tho: Jones 

John Tredwell Wi: Cornell 


Tho: Whitehead 


"A Lettr from ye Justices of ye Peace 
for Queens County." 

Captain Samuel Moore died suddenly, so suddenly that he was unable to sign 
his name to his will. The will and subsequent legal proceedings are appended : 

In the name of God Amen, I, Samuel Moore of New Town in Queens County on Nassaw 
Island in the Colloney of New York, being sick & weak in body but of Sound and perfect mind 
& memory, Blessed be ye Name of the Lord therefore calling to Remembrance ye uncertain 
Estate of this Transitory Life & that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God 
to call : Doe make ordaine Constitute & Declare this my Last will & testament in manner and 
form as followeth That is to say first & principally I commend my precious & Immortal Soul 
into the mercyfuU hands of God my Creator hopeing through the meritts Death and Passion of 
my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus to have & Receive a full pardon & free Remis- 
sion of my manifold sins & to Inherit Everlasting life and my Body to the Earth from whence 
it was Taken to be Buried in such Decent & Christian manner as to my Executors hereafter 
named shall be thought meet & convenient and as touching such Temporall Estate which the 
Lord in mercy above my Desserts hath been pleased to Bestow upon me. 

I give. Devise and Dispose of the same as followeth — 
Imprimis, I give and Bequeath to my Dearly Beloved wife Mary Moore my Ten acre lott of 
Woodland be ye same More or Less During her widdowhood lying between ye land of 
Capt. Sacketts & the land of Jacob Reeder & Josiah Reader that was formerly to be freely by 
her occupyed, possessed & enjoyed without Impeachment of waste or without any hindrance, 
interruption or disturbance of any person or persons whatsoever and after my said wife's 
decease or when she shall marry I Doe will and order the said ten acres of land with the 
appurtenances unto my son Benjamin Moor his heirs & assigns for ever to his & their only 
proper use & behoof. 

/i!^>«.— Then I give & Bequeath to my Eldest son Samuel Moore my cane Seal Broad 
Cloath Coat & Plush Bretches and the Remaining Part of my wearing apparrell I give and 
Bequeath Equally to my three sons Joseph Benjamin and Nathaniel Moore. 

Item. — Then I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Woodard two cows & six 

Itein. — Then I will and order to my Grand Children by name Samuel ye Son of my son 
Samuel, Joseph the son of my son Joseph, Samuel the son of my son Benjamin, Lambert & 
Moore Woodard the sons of my daughter Mary Woodard, Abigail the Daughter of my 
Daughter Margareet Protton, Samuel the son of my Daughter Elizabeth Hicks & Hannah the 
Daughter of my daughter Sarah Coe each twenty shillings Currant money of New York above- 
said to be raised and levyed out of my Estate Moveable & to be for the use & Behoof of my said 
Grand Children within one year after my Decease. 

* Documentary History of New York, III, 215. 


Item. — Then I give and bequeath all the rest of my moveable Elstate of what nature 
kind quallity or condition soever they are or wherever the same or any part of them may be 
found unto my said Beloved wife Mary Moore during her naturall life my said wife Paying my 
lawful! debts and funerall charges within a convenient time after my Decease. 

Lastly I Doe nominate constitute and appoint my Beloved wife Mary Moore my whole 
& sole Executrix of this my last will & testament and I Doe Injoyne my sons Samuel 
Joseph & Benjamin Moore to aid & assist her in ye fuUfiUing & Executing the same according 
to ye true Intent & meaning thereof. 

In Wittuess Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal the 25111 day of July in the 
third year of his Majtys Reigne Anno Dom. 1717. Signed Sealed Published & Declared by ye 
said Samuel Moore as his last will & Testament in presence of us the subscribers. 

(No subscribers.) 

These are Humbly to certifie to his Excellency Brigadeer Robt. Hunter Govornour of 
the province of New York that at a Speciall Meeting of John Jackson, Esq"" Judge of the Court 
of Common please in Queens County, Joseph Sackett and John Smith, Esqcs Justices of the 
peace in ye same County assigned came Jonathan Fish of full age a person of good stand & 
creditt who being deposed upon the Holly Evangelists of Almighty God did say that on ye 
twenty-fifth day of July last past Samuel Moor of New Town in Queens County, Gent., deceased, 
whose name is mentioned in the writing hereunto affixed being suddenly taken with sickness 
did request this deponant to write his last will & testament & then gave him full instructions 
how to doe ye same. 

This Deponant saith that he immediately sett down in the same room & writt according 
to the said instructions the last will & testament of the said Samuel Moor and that the same is 
contained in the said writing hereto annexed as aforesaid [excepting as hereafter is excepted] 
and was all written in the lifetime of the said Samuel but that as soon as it was written the said 
Samuel Moor dyed so that this Deponant had not time to read the same unto him & in reference 
to the above exception the said Deponant saith that after ye death of the said Samuel he this 
Deponant read what he had so written & found that he had omitted to insert in the same 
writing in ye last paragraph save one these words. 

Then I will that after her decease [meaning his wife] that the above said moveable 
estate that shall be left I will to my four Daughters Mary Woodard, Margarett Protten, 
Elizabeth Hicks & Hannah Johnson to be equally divided between them which said last words 
this deponant saith were also directed by the said Samuel to be put into his said last will & 
testament. He further saith that the said Samuel Moor att the same time of his making the 
same will & testament was of sound & perfect mind & memory and further saith not. 

Dated at Jamaica this nineteenth day of September in ye fourth year of the reigne of 
our Soveraigne Lord King George over great Brittn &c Annoye Dom. 1717. 

John Jackson, Judge. 
Joseph Sackett 
John Smith Justices. 
J. Smith, Clerk. 
Entered first day of October 1717, 

J. Smith, Clerk. 

Mary "R^eed^, the wife of Capt. Samuel Moore^ was probably the daugh- 
ter of Thomas Reed\ who built the house which was used by Rev. John Moore 
as church and parsonage. In 1655 he was one of those who held consultations at 
Middelburg in reference to Indian threats. His name appears on the ' ' Indian 
rate " for £. i. On October 3, 1662, he, with others, purchased Plunder's 
Neck from the Indian Chiefs Womatupa, Wonoxe and Powatahuman. The 

mother of Mary Reed was Elizabeth* . After her husband's death 

she married John Burroughs, who died 1678, aged 61 years. By her first hus- 
band she had children, Joseph Reed' and John Reed^ both of whose names are 
on the Dongan charter, 1686, Mary Reed^ the wife of Capt. Samuel Moore, and 
Sarah Reed'; by her second husband she had an only son, John Burroughs', h. 
1655, d. 1699, who married Margaret Woodward' [Lambert^ who m. Mary Moore' 
(Capt. Samuel', Rev. John')]. John Burroughs' had among other children, a 
son, John Burroughs', d. 1772, aet. 88 (will), who came to Ewing township, New 
Jersey, at the age of about twenty-one and bought a farm not far from the church, 

and adjoining the land of Judge William R. Mcllvaine. Elizabeth , 

the wife of John Burroughs\ had a sister Hannah. Mary Moore, widow, appears 
in the record of the Presbyterian Church of Newtown, I,. I., before 1725. 

* will of Elizabeth Burroughs, Newtown, I,. I., dated November 25, 1678. Abstracts N. Y. Wills I, 56. 



Capt. Samuel Moore' and ^ary Reed had 

36. II Captain Samokl^, 6. Newtown, L,. I., 

m. Apr. I, 1705, Charity Halletts, 
(Capt. Williams, williami, b. in 
England, 1616), 6. Mar. 16, 1685; he 
rf. Jan. 3, 1758 (will). [44] 

37. IIJOSEPH3, b. Dec. II, 1679, Newtown, 

h. I., m. 1705 ±, I. Elizabeth Sackett* 
(Josephs, Simons, Simoni), /,, i683±, 
d. Sept. 1716; 1717, 2. Sarah Sackett* 
(Josephs, simon2, Simoni), b. 1689, 
d. Sept. 25, 1760, aet. 71 ; he d. sud- 
denly July 10, 1756, aet. 77 (will). [338] 

38. ||Bbnjamin3, b. Newtown, L. I., m. Dec. 

27, 1710, Anna Sackett* (Joseph^, 
SimonS, Simoni), b. 1681, d. Sept. 30, 
1757, aet. 66; hed. Mar. 22, 1750. [567] 






II Nathaniel^, *. Mar. 14, 1687, New- 
town, Iv. I., m. Dec. I, 1713. Joanna 
Prudden3 (Rev. John2, Rev. Peteri), 
b. Dec. 16, 1692, d. 1768; he d. Sept. 
6, 1759 (will). [1069] 

I Mary3, m. Nathaniel Woodwards (Lam- 
berti), b. , d. Oct. 24, 1744. [2946] 

I Margarets, m. John Prudden,' Jr. 
(Rev. John2, Rev. Peteri), Newark, 
N. J., b. Milford, Ct., 1672, d. Newark, 
N.J., I7I5± (will). [2974] 

I ELizABETH3,m. Isaac Hicks* (ThomasS, 
John2, Roberti). [3016] 

[Sarahs, m. Daniel Coe* (Samuels, 
John2, Roberti). [3041] 

36. Capt. Samuel Moore' (Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Charitp 
Halletf (Captain William', m. Sarah Woolsey (George), William'). 

Captain Samuel Moore' occupied the farm later owned by Samuel B. 
Townsend. The land is described under Captain Samuel Moore'. [4] 

Charity Halletf was the daughter of Captain WilHam Hallett' and 
Sarah Woolsey', his wife, daughter of George Woolsey', of Jamaica, Iv. I. 
William Hallett' occupied the part of his father's farm south of the road which 
later formed Greenoak, Welling, Main Streets and Newtown Avenue. He served 
as Justice and was Captain of a foot company. His brother, Samuel Hallett, 
lived on the opposite side of the road. She was the sister of Sarah Hallett, who 
married Rev. George Phillips,* of Brookhaven, and of William Hallett who, with 
his wife Ruth and five children, was murdered January 24, 1708, by two slaves. 
The case is remarkable on account of the dreadful tortures to which the murderers 
were put, and also on account of the law which was passed, entitled "An act for 
preventing the conspiracy of Slaves. ' ' She was the granddaughter of William 

Hallett' and , who was bom in Dorsetshire, England, in 161 6, 

came to America, helped to found Greenwich, Ct., afterward removed to I,ong 
Island and bought a large property at Hellgate. In 1655 his house at Hallett' s 
Cove was destroyed by the Indians, after which he removed to Flushing. In 
1656 he was appointed Sheriff, but on account of his entertaining Rev. William 
Wickenden from Rhode Island was deposed by Governor Stuyvesant. On the 
revolt of l/ong Island against the Dutch, Mr. Hallett naturally advocated the 
claims of Connecticut. He was sent as a delegate to the General Court of Con- 
necticut, and was appointed Commissioner for Flushing. He returned to Hell- 
gate and died there at the age of 90. Rev. Thomas Foyer's Register contains 
the record : "Samuel Moor, Jr., and Charity, his wife, baptised August 6, 17 13, 
at Hell Gate." 

Capt. Samuel Moore' and Charity Hallett had 


IISamuelS b. April 22, 1709, m. i. Sarah 
Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Sam- 
ueP, Rev. John\) his cousin, b. May 
17, iyi8,d. March 22, 1750; Dec. 6, 
1755, 2. AnnaBetts,t 1^. Nov. 23, 1760; 
he d. Dec. 11, 1767 (will) ; all buried 
in the Moore private graveyard at 
Newtown, L,. I. [54], [570] 

45. IICharity*, b. Feb. 19, 1713, m. 

Fitch. [89] 

46. IISarah*, b. Dec. 25, 1714, m. Tuck- 

er, was dead before March 20, 1793 ; 
she d. July 24, 1800, at Shamokin, 
Pa., buried at Sunbury, Pa., July 26, 
1800. [90] 

* See under Capt. John Moore^ [1065]. 

t The name of the second wife is given in N. Y. Marriages as Anna Belts, while Riker gives it Anna Bates. 



47. ||Wii,l,lAM*, b. Feb. 20, 1717, unmarried, 

d. 1752, at Newtown, L. I. (will). 

48. IIMary*, b. July 15, 1719, m, Richard 

Williams. [90a] 

49. IIJOHN'', b. Dec. 23, 1721, m. Patience 

Moore* (Joseph' m. Sarah Sackett, 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^), b. 
Feb. 5, 1722 ; he d. March 7, 1806, 
aet. 84. [91], [347] 

50. ||NATHANlEi,'',*.April8, 1723, m. Rebecca 

Blackwell" (Widow Barnwell ),( Jacobs 
Robert^), b. June 5, 1723, a. June 6, 
T790, aet. 67 ; he d. April 3, 1802 ; 
both buried in the Moore private 
graveyard at Newtown, I/. I. [237] 




il Augustine;'', b. April 28, 1724, m. Mary 
Wammen (Mammon) ; he d. Dec. 17, 
1767, atMorristown, N. J. (will). [337] 

IIPBi^aTiah*, b. June 9, 1726, m. Nov. 12, 
1764, (L), Joseph Titus*, (John", Con- 
tent^, m. Elizabeth Moore, Robert^) ; 
she d. Oct. 25, 1773, aet. 48 ; lived 
near Titusville, N. J. [3456] 

IIEuzABBTH*, b. May 17, 1729, m. Benja- 
min Moore* (Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
ueF, Rev. John'), Pennington, N.J. ; 
she d. Jan. 8, 1803. [1075], [2622] 

44. Samuel Moore* (Capt. Samuel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Sarah Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') [570] and Anna 

Samuel Moore* was for some years in the Commission of the Peace ; he was 
Clerk of Newtown for nine years. Nathaniel Moore* and Samuel Moore^ 3d, were 
the executors of the will of Samuel Moore*, as indicated in the following deed : 

This Indenture, made the Seventeenth Day of February, in the Eighth year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign I^ord George the Third, by the Grace of God over great Brittain, France 
and Ireland, King Defender of ye faith &c in the year of our lord Christ one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty eight. 

Between Nathaniel Moore and Samuel Moore both of Newtown in Queens County on ye 
Island Nassau & Province of New York Two of the Executors of the Last Will & Testament 
of Samuel Moore Late of New Town Deceased of the one part and William Lawrence, Yeoman 
of the other part. 

Whereas, the said Samuel Moore the Testator aforesaid in and by his Last Will and 
Testament did give unto his Executors in his said Will full power, and Lawful! Authority to 
sell & Dispose of Certain pieces & parcels of Land Being a part of the Real Estate of the Tes- 
tator Aforesd in order thereby to Enable ye Executors Aforesaid to pay his Debts & the Lega- 
cies in^his said Last Will and Testament mentioned AND WHEREAS the said Samuel Moore the 
Testator aforesaid Dyed Seized and Lawfully Possessed of one certain piece of Wood Land 
Scituate in New Town, aforesaid Containing four acres (Neither more nor less) being bounded 
as follows: Northwardly by Land of John Moore & Jacob Rapalje Westwardly by Land of 
William Lawrence Southwardly and Eastwardly by Land of said Lawrence & Abraham Riker 
with the privilege of a Road through ye Lands of said William Lawrence & Samll Hallett 
Junr for carting and driving of Creatures to and from said Wood Land to Halletts Cove : 

NOW THIS INDENTURE, WITNESSETH that the said Nathaniel Moore and Samuel 
Moore Executors aforesaid by and with the Consent of Anna Moore, widow & Relict of Samuel 
Moore the Testator aforesaid Signified by her Signing and Sealing of these presents as a Con- 
senting partie thereunto in Pursuance of the said Power and Authority in them Residing by 
Virtue of the Last Will and Testament of the said Samuel Moore the Testator Aforesaid, For 
& in Consideration of the sum of One Hundred Pounds good and Lawful Money of New York, 
aforesaid unto the said Nathaniel Moore & Samuel Moore in hand paid or secured to be paid by 
the said William Lawrence at or before the Executing of these Presents ye Receipt whereof 
they the said Nathaniel Moore and Samuel Moore do acknowledge & thereof & of every part & 
Parcels thereof do hereby forever Exonerate Acquit and Discharge ye said William Lawrence 
his heirs Executors, Administrators & Every of them and for other Lawful Causes and Consid- 
erations them the said Nathaniel Moore and Samuel Moore thereunto moving have given 
granted. Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed Conveyed assured & Confirmed and by these Presents do 
give, grant, Bargain, Sell, Alien, Enfeoff, Convey assure & Confirm unto the said William 
Lawrence and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, All that the above Recited Four Acres of Wood 
Land with ye Hereditaments & Priviledges and Appurtenances thereunto belonging with ye 
Reversion & Reversions Remainder and Remainders, Rents Issues and Profits of the same. 

To Have & To Hold the said hereby Granted & Intending to be Granted Four Acres 
of Wood Land with the above Recited Road & Every of their Appurtenances unto him the said 
William Lawrence & to his heirs and assigns forever To the only Proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
of him the said William Lawrence his Heirs & Assigns forever, & The said Nathaniel Moore and 
Samuel Moore for themselves & for their Heirs & Each & Every of them do hereby Covenant 
Promise, Grant & Agree to & with the said Willam Lawrence his heirs and Assigns in Manner 
& Form Following viz : that the said hereby Granted & Intended to oe Granted Four Acres of 
Wood Land, are free from all manner of Incumbrances or Intanglements had made or done by 


the said Samuel Moore ye Testator or by them ye said Nathaniel Moore & Samll Moore or of 
Either of them & That they Will at all Times hereafter Warrant Secure and Defend ye Same 
unto him the said William I^awrence and his Heirs and Assigns against them the said Nathaniel 
Moore & Samuel Moore & their assigns & against the Heirs & Assigns of the said Samuel Moore 
ye Testators aforesaid, And the said Anna Moore his said Widow. 

In testimony whereof ye said parties to these Presents Indentures have hereunto Inter- 
changeably Set & Put their Hands & Seals the Day & year first above written. Nathaniel 
Moore L. S. Samuel Moore, 3d L,.S. Anna X Moor her mark L.S. Sealed & Delivered in 
the Presence of us William Sackett, Corns. Berrien. 

MBMORANDAM, that on the 19th day of September 1769, personally appeared before 
me Thomas Hicks, Esqr Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County, Samuel Moore 
the 3d One of the grantors to this Deed and acknowledged that he Executed the same as his Act 
and Deed for the uses therein Mentioned. And further Maketh Oath that he Saw the within 
named Nathaniel Moore and Anna Moore the other grantors Seal and Deliver the same as their 
Act and Deed for the uses therein Mentioned I having Examined the same and finding no 
Matterial Erazuresor Interlineations therein save the words (with the Priviledge) being wrote 
on an Erazurein the nth Line do allow it to be recorded. 

ReEntered and Examined the i8th October 1769 

Pr Whitehead Hicks Clk 
vide Back folio, 84. 

Samuel Moore* and Sarah Moore* and Anna Setts had 

58. Hannah*, unmarried. 

54. II Samuei,*, called 3d, m. Jan. 18, 

1769, I. Amy Leverich^, (William*, 
John* m. Amy Moore, John', CaleW, 
Rev. William') b. Oct. 30, 1749, 2. 
Anna Lawrence. [63] 

55. II Vernon*, unmarried, d. at Santa Cruz, 

West Indies (will). 

56. Thomas*, unmarried (will). 


57. Amy*, unmarried. 

59. Daniei,*, * unmarried ; name not in 

will of Samuel*. 

60. Sarah*, m. Thompson ; had chil- 


61. EwzABETH*, unmarried. 

62. IIRiCHARD*, m. Catharine Berrien* 

(Cornelius*, Cornelius', John^, Cor- 
nells Jansen') b. March 30, 1772. 

54. Samuel Moore\ 3d (Samuel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. 
John'), and Jlniy LeVericf)^ (WilIiam^ John* m. Dec. 14, 1720, Amy Moore, 
John', Caleb", Rev. William') and Anna LaWrence. 

Samuel Moore, 3d, devoted his life to teaching. He was Clerk of New- 
town for fifteen years. 

Amy lycverich* was the daughter of William Iveverich* and Hannah, 
daughter of John Way. She was the granddaughter of John I<everich*, who 
married December 14, 1720, Amy Moore, the great-granddaughter of John I^eve- 

rich' and Hannah , the great-great-granddaughter of Caleb I^everich^ and 

Martha , and the great-great-great-granddaughter of Rev. William I,eve- 

rich', who was a student of Emanuel College, Cambridge, where he was gradua- 
ted in 1625 with the degree of A.B., taking his A.M. in 1629. He engaged to 
become the minister of Dover, N. H., and took passage in the ship "James" at 
Ivondon, arriving at Salem, October 10, 1633. He left Dover and came to Boston 
in 1635 ; in 1637 he became assistant at Duxbury; in 1640 he was at Sandwich on 
Cape Cod, where he remained many years instructing the Indians. In 1653 he 
settled at Oyster Bay, I,. I. At the latter place and Huntington and Newtown 
he spent the remainder of his life, dying about 1677. 

Samuel MooreS 3d, and A my LeVerich^ and Anna LaWrence 

had children : 

63. Wii<i<iam', m. 


' Given by Riker. 

had cbil- 


SAM^EI<^ m. ; no children 



James Lavi^rence^, m. - 

children. ' 



55. Vernon Moore* (Samuel*, Capt Samuef, Capt. Samuer, Rev. John'). 
After the French War several young men left Newtown and went to Santa Cruz 
in the West Indies where they engaged in business. Vernon Moore was one of 
these. His will is on record in the Surrogate's ofiEce in New York, dated May 
4, 1771, proved 1772. He mentions brothers and sisters, Samuel, Richard, Amiah 
(Amy), Hannah, Sarah, EHzabeth, Jane Hardenburg. The executors were John 
Moore, Jr., Samuel Moore (son) and Cornelius Berrien. 

62. Richard Moore' (Samuel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Catharine "Berrien^ (Cornelius*, Cornelius', John^ Cornells Jansen'). 

Richard Moore* was a cooper and lived in New York ; he sold his land at 
Newtown to William Haviland, May 16, 1793.* 

Catharine Berrien' was the daughter of Cornelius Berrien* and Jane, 
daughter of Charles Warner, of West Chester, who died February 22, 1777, in 
her 40th year, the granddaughter of Cornelius Berrien' and Sarah, daughter of 
Samuel Hallett, the great-granddaughter of John Berrien' and his step-sister, 
Ruth Edsall, the great-great-granddaughter of Cornells Jansen Berrien' and 
Jannetie, daughter of Jan Stryker. Cornells Jansen Berrien settled in Flatbush as 
early as 1680, was an of&cer of the town and a deacon in the Dutch Church. In 
1685, he removed to Newtown. 

Richard Moore* and Catharine "Berrien had 

66. Anna^, m. Zebulon Grant ; had chil- 


67. CoRNEWUS^, m ; no children. 

68. Jane Ewza". 

69. II Strong Vernon*, m. Martha Jadwin. 


70. ||Wii<i,iAM Bates", m. Elizabeth Cor- 

telyon. [80] 

69. Strong Vernon Moore" and Martha JadWin had 



Jane E.' 
Anna M.' 
Strong Vernon'. 
Richard P.' 
Rebecca J.' 


Martha A.' 
Chari,ES L.' 
cornei,ius b.' 

70. William Bates Moore" and Elizabeth Cortelyon had 

80. William BerriEn'. 

81. Catharine'. 

82. Richard Riker'. 

83. Elizabeth'. 

84. Virginia'. 

85. Angeline'. 

86. Edward'. 

87. Henry'. 

88. Cornelius', 

45. Charity Moore'' (Capt. Samuel', Captain Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Fitch had 

89. William Moore Fitch'. 

* Deed on record at Jamaica, L. I. 


46. Sarah Moore* (Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 

From a letter in the possession of Mrs. Chambers [484], of Trenton, dated 
May II, 1800, from Sarah Tucker to her sister Ehzabeth Moore, wife of Benjamin 
Moore, of Pennington, it appears that she went to spend the remainder of her 
days with her son at Shamokin, Pa. 

"As for the journey (to Shamokin) it proved very favourable. I have been favoured 
with my health till about three weeks ago, but got better again, but as for liking the country, I 
do not. I am in expectation of ending my days here with my son and grandchildren. I am 
very thankful for the kind offer for me to return to you, but you have had your share of trouble 
with me, and I cannot be thankful enough to you both." 

She wants to know when she had heard from her brothers on I^ong Island, 
sends her love to Augustine and his wife, names over a number of members of 
the family and friends, and signs the letter, 

' ' I remain your affectionate sister, 

" Sarah Tucker." 

From another letter also in the possession of Mrs. Chambers, dated March 
26, 1793, written by Sarah Moore to Elizabeth Moore, wife of Benjamin Moore, 
of Pennington, mention is made of Mr. Tucker's death : 

" I hear from Mr. Huff that Uncle Tucker is dead, that AuntSarah is living with you." 

The writer also states that her 

" Uncle John had been obliged to go from home on account of the smallpox, his chil- 
dren having had it in the natural way, but are all over it now." 

The writer signs herself 

' ' Your affectionate niece, 

" Sarah Moork." 

The death of Sarah Moore Tucker is announced in a letter dated Shamokin, 
September 30, 1800. 

"Honored Unci,E : — 

" I take this opportunity to let you know we are all in good health, those who are left of 
us. My mother is gone ; she died the 24 July and was buried July 26 in the Church yard at Sun- 
bury. She was not well from the time I saw you last, but not so as to keep her bed altogether. 
She was sensible to the last, knew she was going and called me to her a few days before her 
death and desired me as soon as she was dead to write to you and to my uncle on Long Island 
by the first opportunity, to let them know what was become of her, to give her love to you, to 
Aunt Betty to Austin and his wife, cousin Samuel and his family ; all her near relations and 

' ' He hopes to see his Uncle this Fall or winter. 

" AuGusTiNB Tucker." 
Directed to 

Mr. Benjamin Moore near Pennington, N. J. 

By favour of Mr. John Hixson. 

This letter is from Augustine Moore Tucker mentioned in Augustine 
Moore's will of 1767, as sister Sarah's son. 

Sarah Moore* and UuCt^er had 

90. Augustine Moore TuCKER^ m. ; had children. He lived at Shamokin, Pa. 

47. William Moore* (Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') was a 
schoolmaster and surveyor. In 1742 and 1747 he was Assessor of Newtown. His 
will, in N. Y. Surrogate's office, is dated February 29, 1752. He mentions his 
father, Samuel Moore, his brothers, Samuel, John and Augustine, his sisters 
Charity Fitch, whose son was William Moore Fitch, Sarah Tucker, Mary Wil- 
liams, Peletiah Moore and Elizabeth. The executor was "brother Nathaniel 
Moore." He was evidently unmarried. 


48. Mary Moore* (Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Rich- 
ard Williams. 

The following letter* is all that has been discovered of Mary Moore 
Williams : 
DEAR Sister : NEW Town, October 2 . 

I -was very sorry it was not in my power to see you here, but if my health and weather 
will permit, I shall be at Brunswick some time in November. I shall try to see you all, if I 
can meet with a stage. I should be happy to see you all once more. All friends in New Town 
join with me in our sincere Regards to self and Brother and Sister Sarah and friends. 

from your affect 
Forwarded by Mr. Moore. SiSTER Mary. 

Addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, t Pennington. 

Mary Moore* and Richard Williams had 

goa. PE1.ATIAH Wii,i,iAMS*, m. Berrien. 

49. JoKn Moore * (Capt. Samuel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and 
"Patience Moore* (Joseph', m. Sarah Sackett, Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John'). 
The property of John Moore'' is described under Capt. Samuel Moore^ [4] 
For the connections of Patience Moore, see [347], [91]- 

John Moore* and Patience Moore* had| 

91. IIJOSEPH*, b. February 12, 1750, m. Sarah 

Moore" (Benjamin*, of Trenton, m. 
Mary Hart, Joseph^ Capt. SamueP, 
Rev. John'), d. May 9, 1816. [53], 
[95], [461] 

92. Augustine*, b. April 9, 1752, Newtown, 

Iv. I., d. November 23, 1769. 

93. ||DAVID^ b. September 10, 1756, New- 

town, L.I., m. May 24, 1780, Jemima 
Hallett* (Capt. Samuel*, Joseph^ 
Capt. William^ William'), d. June 
20, 1846, aet. 85 ; he d. January 12, 
1823, aet. 66 ; both are buried in the 
Moore private graveyard at Newtown, 
L.I. [104] 
94. Jemima', b. June 21, 1763, m. December 
II, 1780, (L), Jesse Fish. 

91. Joseph Moore* and Sarah Moore' had 

95. Mary«, unmarried. gy. benjamin^, d. in infancy.^ 

96. Catharine*, m. Benjamin Titus* 

(John', Content^ m. Elizabeth Moore^ 
Robert') ; had children. [3449] 

93. David Moore ^ (John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Jemima Hallett' (Capt. Samuel*, Joseph', Capt. William\ William'). 

David Moore^ succeeded to his father's estate which later became the prop- 
erty of Samuel Hallett Moore. (See Capt. Samuel Moore'). He was elected As- 
sessor April 5, 1796, April 4, 1797, and April 3, 1798. 

Jemima Hallett'^ was the daughter of Capt. Samuel Hallett*, a distin- 
guished loyalist who held** a captaincy in Delancey's Second Battalion in 1782, 
was retired on half pay in 1783, settled at St. John, New Brunswick, in 1783 and 
in 1784 received the grant of a city lot. In 1792 he was a member of the vestry 
of the Episcopal Church. He died at St. John previous to 1804. His first wife 
was Jemima Betts, daughter of Daniel. His second wife was Elizabeth I,amb (Wid- 
ow Wilson), daughter of John I,amb, and sister of General John I,amb, who 

* Original in the possession of Mrs. Chambers, of Trenton, N. J. 

tSeefss]- ., ^.^, 
X From family oiDle. 

I Mrs. Chambers is authority for this record. 
** Sabine's American Royalists. 



died in New Brunswick in 1804, aged 69 ; she was the granddaughter of Jos- 
eph Hallett', a magistrate, and his second wife, Mary, the widow of John 
Greenoak ; she was the great-granddaughter of William Halletf and Sarah Wool- 
sey, and the great-great-granddaughter of William Hallett' and . [36] 

David Moore ^ and Jemima HalletVazA 



PATIENCE^ b. August 15, 1781, d. 
January i, 17S2 ; buried in the Moore 
graveyard, Newtown, I^. I. 

Susanna", b. March 28, 1783, unmar- 

106. ||THOMAS^ 1^. June 12, 1784, m. i. 1811 

Sarah Luyster* (Capt. Cornelius*, 
m. Catharine Lawrence, Garret*, 
Elbert^ Cornelius'^ Pieter Comelisz' ) , 
b. March 20, 179S, d. January 5, 
i8ig ; 2. 1821 Anna Luyster (idem.), 
b. January 17, 1792, d. August 16, 
1827; hea'. Sept. 21, 1828. [114] 

107. II Anna", J.March 16, 1786, m. Peter Luys- 

ter" (Capt. Cornelius^ Garret', El- 
bert", Cornelius^, Pieter Cornelisz^), 
d. November 10, 1868 ; she d. Dec. 
II, 1S35, aet. 49; buried in the old 
gra\'eyard at Newtown, L. I. [13S] 
Samuel Hali-ETX", b. January 11, 
1788, unmarried, d. June 26, 1813 ; 
buried in Newtown, L. L, private 
burial yard. 
Joseph", b. May 15, 1790, m. Sarah 
Shute ; no children, 
no. IIDavid", b. August 22, 1791, m. Maria 
Berrien Brinckerhoff ' (George', El- 



bert«, George^ Tunis*, Joris', Abra- 
ham^ Joris^), b. March 30, 1795, d. 
September 19, 1839 ; he d. June 29, 
1862 ; both buried in private yard at 
Newtown, L. L [139] 
HI. IIPaTiEnCe", b. December 30, 1793, m. 
Col. Edward Leverich", 2d wife, 
(William^ John*, John', Caleb^ Rev. 
William'), b. December 3, 1763, d. 
July 14, 1835, aet. 71 years 6 
months ; buried in the Presbyterian 
churchyard, Newtown, L. I. [209] 

112. IISarah", b. November 12, 1796, m. 

Peter Luyster (see Anna Moore' 
above) ; she d. September 30, 1882, 
aet. 86 ; buried in the old yard at 
Newtown, L. I. [138] 

113. IIJohn", b. Sept. 26, 1798, m. Martha 

Ann Manwaring (Gurdon, of New 
London, Conn., m. Anna Adams, of 
Boston, Mass. ), 5. May 9, 1803, d. 
June 7, 1858 ; he d. February 7, 
1866. [211] 

113a. Martha^, b. April 26, 1800, unmarried, 
d. August 21, 1824 ; buried in the pri- 
vate graveyard, Newtown, L. I. 

1135. Elbert Luyster", b. Jan. 4, 1802, 
unmarried, d. Dec. 13, 1822. 

106. Thomas Moore' (David', John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John'), and Sarah Luyster^ and Anna Lutfster^ (Cornelius,^ Garret*, 
Elbert', Cornelius^ Pieter Cornelisz'). 

Col. Thomas Moore'' was Commissioner of Highways in 1816, with Albert 
Luyster and John L,awrence. He was elected Assessor April 3, 1827, and April 
I, 1828. He built and owned the house now occupied by Mr. H. P. Titus at 
Steinway, L. I. 

Sarah Luyster* and Anna Luyster" were daughters of Cornelius Luyster' 
and Catharine Lawrence (William), b. April 26, 1763, granddaughters of Garret 
Luyster,* a deacon of the Dutch Church, and Willemtie, daughter of Peter 
Wyckoff, great-granddaughters of Elbert Luyster,' a trustee of the Dutch Church, 
and Jacomina, daughter of Gerrit Couwenhoven (Gerret), great-great-grand- 
daughters of Cornelius Luyster,' a magistrate, and Captain and Sarah Catharine 
Nevius, great-great- great-granddaughters of Pieter Cornelisz Luyster,' who came 
to America in 1656 and acquired property in Newtown, and Jannetie, daughter of 
Jan Snediker. 

Thomas Moore" and Sarah Luyster anA Anna Luyster had 

114. IIDavid', b. Nov. 2, 1813, m. May 13, 

1837, Elizabeth Denton Smith, b. June 
29, 1816, d. Dec. 31, 1890 ; he d. Sept. 
9, 1877. [121] 

115. II Cornelius Luyster', b. Feb. 26, 1816, 

Newtown, L. I., m. i. Dec. 8, 1845, 
MaryAnnSyers( James, m.JaneDodd), 
b. April 21, 1822, Orange, N. J., d. 
Sept. 22, 1875 ; 2. Rebecca B. Moore ; 

he d. March 10, 1879 ; both buried in 
St. James churchyard, Newtown, L. 
I. [130], [139] 

116. Catharine L'., b. 1812, d. in infancy. 

117. Samuel', b. 1817, d. in infancy. 


118. Sarah Jane', 6. i824,unmarried,ar. 1864. 

119. Martha', b. 1825, d. March 1841. 

120. Anna', i^. 1826, d. in infancy. 


1 14. David Moore' (Thomas', David^ John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John^) and Elizabeth Denton Smith. 

David Moore' was a lumber merchant in Newburgh, N. Y. , for many years. 

David Moore' and Elizabeth "Denton Smith had 

121. IIThomasSmiTh^, A. Oct. 31, 1842, New- 

burgh, N. Y., m. Oct. 17, 1866, Susan 
A. Smith, Baltimore, Md. ; he d. April 
I, 1899, aet. 57. [124] 

122. II Homer Ramsdell", 6. Dec. 20, 1846, 

Newburgh, N. Y., m. April 7, 1874, 
I. Harriet Van Deventer, d. Jan. 29, 

1879 ; 2. Jan. 21, 1892, Helen Louise 
Randall, 6. Nov. 24, 1861 ; he d. Feb. 
17, 1899. [126] 

123. IIDavid", b. Feb. 23, 1845, m. Sept., 
1863, Jesse Macauley, d. June, 1890 ; 
he is living at 3424 Rhodes Avenue, 
Chicago, 111. [12S] 

121. Thomas Smith Moore' (David', Thomas^ DavidMohn*, Capt. 

Samuel', Capt. Samuel*, Rev. John') and Susan A. Smith. 

Thomas S. Moore,* the well-known Brooklyn lawyer, died from heart 
trouble at his home. No. 91 Willow Street. Mr. Moore had been identified with 
the social, educational and philanthropic interests of Brooklyn. He was gradua- 
ted from the Harvard Dawrence Scientific School, with highest honors, in 1861. 
For a year afterward he assisted Professor Horsford in the department of chem- 
istry. He came to New York in 1862, and began the study of law with Judge 
William Fullerton. He made a specialty of estate and corporation practice, being 
a member of the firm of Moore, Wallace & Dudley. He was counsel for the 
Brooklyn City Railroad and for the Metropolitan Traction Company. He was 
Assistant District Attorney of Kings County under Thomas H. Rodman. In 
1896 he was the regular Democratic candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court ; 
Mayor Van Wyck appointed him a member of the new East River Bridge Commis- 
sion ; he was president of the Board of Regents of the Long Island College Hospital , 
and president of the New England Society of Brooklyn ; a director of T/ie New 
York Times and of the Fidelity and Casualty Company, of New York ; a trustee 
of the Polytechnic Institute, the Brooklyn Young Men's Christian Association, 
and of the Brooklyn Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and coun- 
sel for the latter ; he was a member of the Century Association, the University 
Club, the Lawyers' Club and the Bar Association of Manhattan, the Hamilton, 
Brooklyn and Riding and Driving Club, of Brooklyn. 

Thomas Smith Moore' and Susan A. Smith had 

124. Ethei,', b. June 19, 1869, unmarried. I 125. David Thomas', b. March 19, 1872, 

j unmarried. 

122. Homer Ramsdell Moore' (David', Thomas', David^ John*, Capt. 
Samuel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Harriet Van DeVenter and 
Helen Louise Randall. 

H. Ramsdell Moore' was a stock broker and lived at 309 West Eighty- 
eighth Street. He was educated at the Eagleswood Military Academy. He was 
a member of the Stock Exchange and of the firm Eames & Moore, of 30 Broad 
Street. Mr. Moore was a member of the Union League Club. He was buried 
from All Angels' Church, Eight-first Street and West End Avenue, f 

* New York Tribune, April 2, 1899. 
+ New York Tribune, Feb. 17, 1899. 



Homer Kamsdell Moore' and Harriet Van DeVenter and 
Helen Louise Randall had 

126. Harriot Van Dbvbntbr', 5. Jan. 29, I * * t . ,,* o 

1879 ; class 1901, Amherst College. | 127. HEi-KN LotriSB", 0. July 24, i«94. 

123. David Moore' and Jessie Macauley had 

128. Charles MacauleyS, b. 1S68, m. | 129. EwzabBTh DbnTon", b. August 1873, 
November 1894, Mamie Alice Sher- d. young. 

115. Cornelius Luyster Moore 

Samuef, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) Mary 
Moore had 

130. LeGarde S"., b. Aug. 22, 1847, un- 133. 

married, d. Oct. 4, 1873, on S. S. Hi- 
dalgo, and was buried at sea one hun- 
dred miles east of Gibraltar. 

131. Thomas^ b. April 9, 1849, unmarried, 

d. Nov. 13, 1872. 

132. ||Dr. Wir,i<iAM OivivER®, b. Dec. 3, 134' 

1851, Newtown, L. I., m. Oct. 24, 
i877,KatherineUnderhill (Abraham, 
lawyer, N. Y. City), b. Oct. 31, 1851; 
lives at 42 E. 29th St., N. Y. [136] 

(Thomas^ David^ John*, Capt. 
jinn Syres and Rebecca B. 

Catharine LAWRBNCB^ b. Jan. 17, 
1854, m. Dec. 8, 1875, St. James' 
Church, Newtown, L. I., William 
Spencer Wood", Sept. 2, 1851, d. Oct. 
29, 1883 ; no children. She lives at 
1 1 15 Bush Street, San Francisco, Cal. 
Marianna^ i^. April 3, 1858, d. April 
25, 1875. 

132. William Oliver Moore' (Cornelius I^uyster', Thomas^ David^ 
John*, Capt. Samuef , Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Katharine UnderhiU. 

William Oliver Moore received his preparatory education at the Newtown 
Academy and from the Grammar School, Twenty-seventh Street, New York. He 
entered the College of the City of New York, but on account of ill health left 
during the Junior year, commenced the study of medicine in 1869 under Drs. 
Gouverneur M. Smith and Joseph W. Howe, New York, attended three courses 
of lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was graduated in 1872. 

Dr. Moore was interne two years, i872-'73, at the Charity Hospital, New 
York ; in 1873 was surgeon-in-charge of the smallpox and typhoid fever hospitals 
on Blackwell's Island, N. Y.; interne four years, 1 873-' 77, at the New York Eye 
and Ear Infirmary, assistant surgeon from 1877 to 1887 ; was professor of diseases 
of the eye and ear. Medical Department of the University of Vermont, i883-'89 ; 
filled the same chair in the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary, 
i887-'92; and at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, 
New York, since 1882. He is visiting ophthalmic surgeon to the Orphan Asylum 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church, New York City, since 1885 ; also Consult- 
ing Ophthalmic and Aural Surgeon, Flushing Hospital, Borough of Queens, N. Y, 

Dr. Moore was a charter member, in 1882, of the New York Post-Graduate 
Medical School and Hospital and treasurer from 1882 to 1888. He is a permanent 
member of the Medical Society of the State of New York, a member of the 
Medical Society of the County of New York, of the New York Academy of 
Medicine, of the New York Ophthalmological Society, of the American Oph- 
thalmological Society, of the New York Physicians' Mutual Aid Association, of 
the Society of the Alumni of Charity Hospital, and of the Republican Club, New 


York. Dr. Moore wrote the "Joseph Mather Smith " prize essay of the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, on " The Physiological and Therapeutical Effects of 
Salicylic Acid and its Compounds," 1878 ; is the author of papers on " The Phy- 
siological and Therapeutical Effects of the Cocoa Leaf and its Alkaloid," 1888 ; 
" Gouty and Rheumatic Affections of the Eye," 1893 ; " The After-Treatment of 
Cataract," 1893; "Exophthalmic Goitre," 1813. He was editor oi the Post- 
Graduaie ior iour years, i888-'92, " Herpes Zoster " being the article in Woods' 
" Handbook of the Medical Sciences," 1890, "Diabetic Affections of the Eye," 
1894, " Diseases of the Eye Occurring in Affections of the Spinal Cord," 1895, 
etc. His practice has been, since 1877, devoted especially to ophthalmology and 
otology, at 83 Madison Avenue, New York City. On February 17, 1902, he was 
admitted to the bar of New York State as attorney and counselor-at-law. 

William Oliver Moore' and Katharine Underhill had 

137. WlI,I,IAM UndbRHILI,", b May 25,1879, 
New York ; 1 899, Senior in Colum- 
bia University, Class 1900, Coll. ; 
1902 Law ; veteran of Spanish-Amer- 
ican war, Corporal 71st Regt. N. Y. 

136. Lawrencb Spencer', b. May 20, 
1878, New York City, d. October 12, 
1883, aet. 4>^ years. 

107=112. Anna Moore' and Sarah Moore° (David^ John*, Capt. 
Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Peter Luyster. 

Peter Luyster * was the brother of Sarah Luyster " and Anna Luyster", who 
married Thomas Moore^, the son of David Moore^. Anna Moore " and Sarah 
Moore", who married Peter Luyster, were daughters of David Moore". He was elected 
supervisor April 3, 1849. In 1843 he sold Luyster' s Island, which had been his 
residence for many years. [112] 

Anna Moore" and Sarah Moore* and "Peter Luyster had 

138. Peter Luyster', m. Caroline J. , 1385. Sarah Patience Moore Luyster', 

b. March 14, 1821, d. March 27, 1896, d. June 6, 1832, aet. 7 months, 5 days, 

aet. 75 ; he lives at Elmhurst, L. I. * * 

138a. Sarah Moore Luyster', d. Dec. 29, 
1819, aet. 5 months, 3 days. 

138. Peter Luyster' and Caroline J. had 

138c. Mary A. Luyster", b. Dec. 9, 1847, d. I 138^. Harriet Luyster", Elmhurst, N. Y. 

March 28, 1893. | 138/. CornEwus W. Luyster", b. Feb. 27, 

li^d. HENRY Luyster", m. , Brooklyn, I 1857, af. Aug. 5, 1890, aet. 33 yrs. 

N. Y. : one daughter. I 

110. David Moore" (David", John*, Capt. Samuel", Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John'), and Maria "Berrien "Brind^erhoff (George', Elbert", George", 
Tunis*, Joris', Abraham', Joris'). 

David Moore" resided in Brooklyn. 

Maria Berrien Brinckerhoff" was the daughter of George Brinckerhoff', who 
married Rebecca, the daughter of Abraham Berrien, the granddaughter of El- 
bert", and Antie Storm, the great-granddaughter of George" and Catharine Her- 
ring (Elbert), the granddaughter of Abraham Lent, the great-great-grand- 



daughter of Tunis*, an elder of the Dutch Church and a Justice, who married Eliz- 
abeth Ryder, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Joris', who joined the Flat- 
lands Church, and Annetie, daughter of Tunis Jansz Coevers (Gysbert Bogaert 
and Sarah Rapelye'), the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Abraham 
Jorisz', b. in Flushing in Holland 1632, d. 1714, an elder and magistrate in 
Flatlands and Aeltie, daughter of Jan Stryker, great-great-great-great-great-grand- 
daughter of Joris Dircksen', d. January 16, 1661, who came from Drent in the 
United Provinces in 1638, and his wife Susannah Dubbels. He was an elder in 
the Brooklyn Church. 

David Moore' and Maria Berrien "Brinckerhoff had 

139. IIRBBECCA B.', b. March 12, 1816, m. 

Cornelius i,uyster Moore, widower, 
of Newtown, I,. I.; she d. December 
4, 1891 ; no children. [115] 

140. IIMarTha Jbmima', b. February 15, 

1818, m. Joseph H. Riker ; she d. 
August 16, i885.* [149] 

141. IIJAMES Lent', b. Feb. 10, 1820, m. 

March 7, 1843, Rachel Ann Ostran- 
der (Jonathan Bailey m. Maria 
Brockway), Brooklyn, N. Y., b. 
November 16, 1825 ; he d. December 
22, 1899.* [150] 

142. Ann Ewza', b. March 29, 1822, rf. Feb. 

3, i832-t 

143. IIGKorgE BrinckERHOFF', b. Septem- 

ber 25, 1824, m. Caroline Bragaw ; 

he d. January, 8, 1892, Newtown, 
L. I.t [182] 
144 IIJosBPHiNE A.', b. November 11, 1827, 
m. George Hathaway, b. August, 
1826, Isle of Wight, d. August, 
1881; shed. October 22, 1872.* [183] 

145. Mary Jane', b. November 16, 1830, rf. 

December 4, 1846. f 

146. IIMaria Louise', b. December 31, 1833, 

m. Richard Hathaway (brother of 
George above), Blmhurst, L. I. 


147. IISuSAN Ann', b. March 30, 1836, m. 

Jacob Mott Riker, b. June 20, 1808, 
d. October 31, 1901 ; she d. April 9, 
1901, aet. 65, Paiuesville, Ohio. 


148. Sarah Hei,En', b. Nov. 1, 1838, un- 

married, d. January 31, 1872.* 

140. Martha Jemima Moore' and Joseph H. Riker had 

149. Mary Moore Riker", m. Henry P. 
Titus, Steinway, L. I. City, N. Y.; 
owns the old Moore house at Bowery 

141. James Lent Moore' (David', David^ John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Rachel Ann Ostrander (Jonathan Bailey m. 
Maria Brockway). 

James Lent Moore' at the time of his death was the oldest native resident 
of the old town of Newtown, as well as the oldest representative of the Moore 
family, whose history was coeval with that of the town. Mr. Moore was born on 
the farm bought of William Hallett, Sr., by Capt. Samuel Moore' in 1684, near 
where the residence of Luke Kouwenhoven now stands, near Steinway village. 
In his youth, he attended the old Bowery Bay public school. This schoolhouse, 
like the old family homestead, long ago passed out of existence. In 1842, Mr. 
Moore went into business at 2 1 Fulton Street. He was one of the oldest business 
men in the city of Brooklyn and the oldest in his line of trade. His name was a 
synonym for strict honesty and upright dealings. Of sterling Christian character, 
and possessing a genial and hospitable nature, he had many friends. He was war- 
den and vestryman of St. James's Church for many years. 

* Buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery . 

t Buried in Moore private graveyard, Newtown, I^. I. 

X Buried in Ml. Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, L. I. 

BowKRY Bay House. 



James Lent M oore^ and Rachel Jinn Ostrander had 

150. Henry Sbaman^, b. Oct. 29, 1844, d. 

July 18, 1845. 

151. IIJAMBS Ei,BKRT*, b. Aug. 7, 1846, m. 

Feb. 6, 1867, Eliza A. Randell (Wil- 
liam, m. Adriana Morrell), 464 Holly 
Ave., St. Paul, Minn.; lie rf. May 11, 
1894. [160] 

152. Emma Augusta*, b. Jan. i, 1850, un- 

married ; living at 501 Vanderbilt 
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
153- ||JoSBPH^ b. June 22, 1852, m. Feb. 12, 
1874, Maria A. Brockway (John, m. 
Phebe Goldsmith), of Haverstraw, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 10, 1849; herf. Oct. 
31, 1899. [165] 

Waiter BARRE^ b. Aug. 24, 1854, d. 
Aug. 17, 1855. 

Mary BraGaw', b. March i, 1856, m. 
Oct. 23, 1878, William M. Fowler. 



156. II Martha RIKER^ b. Nov. 5, 1858, m. 

May 24, 1882, Henry Birdsall Titus 
(Henry B., m. Josephine Dayton), b. 
Jan. 5, 1857 ; lives at 501 Vanderbilt 
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. [174] 

157. II Edgar Brinckerhoff*, b. Aug. 2, 

1861, m. Oct. 3, 1888, Catharine 
Purdy Hanson (Henry L., m. Lavinia 
Rapelye), Maspeth, L. I. [175] 

158. ||Chari,es Truslow*, b. Dec. 13, 1863, 

m. July 30, 1884, Ella J. Bowne, d. 
Sept. 2, 1890. [177] 

159. IJHERBERT LUYSTER*, b. March 10, 1867, 

m. Dec. 16, 1891, Clara E. Davis 
(Edward C, m. Mary Neesham), 
Netherwood, N. J. [178] 

151. James £.lbert Moore ^ (James Lent', David^ David^ John*, 
Capt. Samuel^ Captain Samuel^ Rev. John^) and Eliza Ji. "R^andell had 

160. IIMary Randeli,', b. May i, 1868, m. 
May 28, 1895, Alexander Aitken 
M'Kechnie at St. Paul, Minn. 
(William M'Kechnie, of Scotland, 
and Elizabeth Jane Lyhurst, of Es- 
sex, Eng.); she d. Nov. 21, 1896. 


161. Albert Randei,!,^, b. September 14, 

1869, m. June 23, 1898, Caroline 
Heloise Weed (James H.,m. Agnes 
I. Curtis, whose mother was Phoebe 
A. Moore) ; lawyer, St. Paul, Minn. 

162. Lii,i<iAN Randei,!.', b. December 24, 


163. Edith Randeei,', b. Jan. 22, 1883. 

160. Mary Randell Moore' and Alexander fifteen McKechnie 



Alexander Rankin M'Kechnie'", 
b. March 15, 1896, at St. Paul, Minn. 

153. Joseph Moore' (James Lent', David^ David^ John*, Capt. Samuel', 
Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Maria A. "BrockWay had 

165. Helen Josephine', b. Feb. 27, 1875. 

166. Ida IvOUIse', b. April 14, 1877. 

167. Evelyn Brockway^, b. June 16, 1879, 

d. Dec. 12, 1887. 

168. James Lent^, b. Nov. 29, 1881. 

169. Joseph'', b. March 7, 1884. 

170. LeRoy Goldsmith', b. July 22, 1886, 

d. Aug. 27, 1891. 

171. Archibald Ray', b. July 22, 1888. 

172. Alice Camilla', b. July 6, 1890. 

155. Mary Bragaw Moore' (James Lent', David', David^ John*, Capt. 
Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William M. FoWler had 

173. Anna Moore Fowler', b. March 19, 1880. 

156. Martha RiRer Moore' (James Lent', David', David', John*, Capt. 

Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Henry "Birdsall Titus (Henry B.) 


174. Henry Birdsall Titus', Jr., b. May 27, 1885. 



157. Edgar Brinckerhoff Moore' (James I.ent', David\ DavidMohn*, 
Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Catharine Vnrdy Hanson 


175. Catharinb Pordy», b. Sept. 16, 1890. | 176. Emma Augusta', b. Nov. 23, 1896. 

158. Charles Truslow Moore* (James Lent', David', David\ John*, 

Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Ella J. "BoWne had 

177. ETHBi, Bownb', d. 1897, aet. i yr., 
3 mos., 21 days. 

159. Herbert Luyster Moore' (James Lent', David', David=, John*, 
Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Clara E. DaVis had 

178. Laura Naomi', 6. Nov. 5, 1892, d. 180. Grace Adbi.Iv', b. Aug. 21, 1896. 

May 14, 1898. 181. Ei<i,ioTT Gbrard', b. March 5, 1899. 

179. Marjorib E1.01SE', b- Jan. 3, 1894. i8ia. Wilbur Edward', b. Sept. 25, 1901. 

143. George BrincKerhoff Moore' (David', David^ John*, Capt. Sam- 
uel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Caroline 'BragaW had 

182. Mary Janb', b. 1857, m. George C. 
Brown : no children. 

144. Josephine A. Moore' (David', David', John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 

Samuel', Rev. John') and George HathaWay had 

184. Gborgb Edward Hathaway^, b. Feb. 
21, 1866, m. Amy F. Weaver; has five 
children, Denver, Col. 

183. HSarah Hei-BN Hathaway", b. May 
20, 1859, m. May 13, 1877, Samuel 
Xord Warrin, b. April 8, 1854, Coop- 
erstown, N. Y. [185] 

183a. Mary MoorE Hathaway", d. May 30, 
1858, aet. I year, i month, 15 days. 

4a. David Moore Hathaway", d. March 
2, 1862, aet. 6 months, 13 days. 

183. Sarah Helen Hathaway' and Samuel Lord Warrin had 

185. Ralph Ogdbn Warrin', b. March 

4, 1878. 

186. Richard Halstead Warrin', b. 

March 20, 1879. 

187. Elizabeth Lord Warrin', b. Feb- 

ruary 6, 1881. 


Marjory Ade;lE Warrin', b. Febru- 
ary 28, 1883, d. August 27, 1894. 

Robert Warrin', b. November 16, 

Dorothea Warrin,' b. July 17, 1891. 

146. Maria Louise Moore' (David', David\ John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 

Samuel', Rev. John') and Richard HathaWay had 


Maria Loulse Hathaway", b. Janu- 
ary 2, 1858, d. September 10, i86r. 
192. IIJAMBS Lent Moore Hathaway", b 
November 15, 1864, m. June 6, 1895 

Emma Tripp North, b. February 28, 
1871. [194] 
193. Martha Riker Hathaway", b. Aug- 
ust 5, 1868, d. May 14, 1873. 



192. James Lent Moore Hathaway' and Emma Tripp North 


194. Maria Louisb Hathaway', b. Octo- 
ber 9, 1899. 

194a. Dorothy Grace Hathaway', d. 
January 3, 1903. 

147. Susan Ann Moore' (David^ David^ John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 

Samuel^ Rev. John') and Jacob Mott Riker had 

Gibbons, d. March 23, 1871, Girvan, 
Scotland ; Brooklyn, N. Y. 

199. Adbwert Gage Rikkr', t>. March 
10, 1869, m. Sept. 6, 1898, Ella Bow- 
han, b. Feb. 10, i860. 

200. Chari,es Cook Riker*, b. Oct. 22, 
1870, m. Caroline C. Hammer. 

201. Cornewus Luyster Riker*, b. Dec. 
17, 1878. 

195. IISarah Moore Riker*, b. Jan. 21, 
i86i, m. April 20, i98o, Arthur L. 
Hines, b. April i6, 1859; 571 E. Erie 
Street, Painesville, O. [202] 

George Moore Rikbr', b. May 28, 

WmiAM Edward Riker*, b. Feb. 4, 
1864, m. Oct. 7, 1891, Mary M. 
Ketcham (Valentine), Brooklyn, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 26, i865, 976 Greene 
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. [204] 
198. Henry Mott Riker*, b. Aug. i, 
1866, m. March 26, 1889, Nellie M. 



2oia. Fred Hathaway Riker*, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

195. Sarah Moore R.iker' and Arthur L. Hines had 

202. Mabei, Iv. Hines", b. April 12, 1885. | 203. Harry L. Hines", b. Feb. 22, 1888. 

197. William E,. Riker' and Mart; M. Ketcham had 

204. Grace Menonee Riker', b. April 11, 


205. Eva Ketcham Riker', i^. November 

25, 1894. 

206. Ei,siE Loxxisa Riker', b. August 28, 


207. Wii.LiAM E. Riker', Jr., b. August 17, 

208. Rodney Moore Riker', b. June 23, 

111. Patience Moore" (David', John*, Capt. Samuef, Capt. SamueP, 
Rev. JohnO and Col. EdWard LeVerich' (William^ John*, John', Caleb^ 
Rev. WiUiam'). 

Patience Moore" was Col. L,everich's second wife ; his first wife was Eliza- 
beth Palmer. She lived in the old Moore House at Bowery Bay, now owned by 
H. P. Titus, and built the house, in Newtown, now owned by Mr. E. B. I/ansing. 

Col. Edward I,everich", b. December 3, 1763, was the son of William*, b. 
October 5, 1723, and Dorothy Morse, daughter of Ephraim Morse and sister of 
Capt. E. Morse, of the French War. He was the half-brother of Amy Leverich, 
d. October 30, 1749, who married Samuel Moore*. [63] 

Patience Moore' and Cot. Edtaard LeVerich had 


208. II Ann LEVERlCH'.m.James Milnor Peck, 

Flushing, L. 1.;d. ; she rf. . 


IISarah LEvBRiCH,'m. Peter Gorsline, 
Plainfield, N. J. [209a] 

208. Ann Leverich' and James Milnor Peck had 

2o8a. Edward Peck*, m. 

Flushing, L. I. 
2086. Tai,cott Peck*, m. 

York City. 



208c. Sarah Peck*, m. Frank A. Collins, 
New York City. 



209. Sarah Leverich' and Veter Corsline had 

209a. Sarah Gorsunb^. I 209*. Anna Gorslinb^. 

113. John Moore' (David^ John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Martha ^nn Mantoaring (Gurdon). 

John Moore* was a merchant of New York City. 

Martha Ann Manwaring was related to the Saltonstall, Coit, Hubbard, 
Buck, Adams, etc., families of New England. 

John Moore' and Martha Ann ManWaring had 

H., Merchant, N. Y. City); he d. 
June 17, 1890. [229] 
214. iiCapT. Ei,bert Luyster', b. Decem- 
ber 29, 1827, m. Margaret A. Wil- 
liams (John H., Merchant, N. Y. 
City); he d. September 4, 1855, at 
New Orleans. [236] 


SamuEI, HallETT', b. May 29, 1822, 
m. Elizabeth Ann Sammis, b. De- 
cember 28, 1819, d. May 12, 1891, 
Cleveland, Ohio. [216] 

Gurdon Manwaring', b. February 
24, 1824, d. April 5, 1825. 

IIVan ZandT Mumford', b. January 5, 
1826, m. Elizabeth Williams (John 

215. Mary Anna', b. January 9, 1830, m. 
Charles Jones. 

211. Samuel Hallett Moore' (John', David^ John*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth Ann Sammis had 



II Edward Young', m. Dec. 16, 1880, 
Jane Armistead Forsyth; of the firm 
of The Chisholm & Moore Mfg. Co., 
Cleveland, O. [223] 

IIVan Zandt Momford", m. Dec. 18, 
1879, Ida Louise Aldridge, d. June 
5, 1893. [226] 

218. Anna Manwaring'. 

219. Sarah Ewzabeth*. 

220. Mary Sammis'. 

221. Susan Hallett'. 

222. Imogen', d. in infancy. 

216. Edward Young Moore' and Jane Armistead Forsyth had 

223. Samuel HallETT*. I 225. Margaret^. 


217. Van Zandt Mumford Moore' and Ida Louise Aldridge had 

226. HELEN Anna". I 228. LouiSE Mumford". 

227. Bessie Lewis'. I 

213. Van Zandt Mumford Moore' (John', David^ John*, Capt. Sam- 
uel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth Williams (John H.) had 


Lizzie', m. Walter Kobbe; no children. 
Dudley Winthrop'. 
Edith', d. in childhood. 
Mumford', d. in childhood. 

233. Elbert', d. in childhood. 

234. Alice', m. Edwin Richard. 

235. Marguerite', m. Benjamin F. Cross ; 

no children. 

214. Capt. ILlbert Luyster Moore' (John,' David^ John', Capt. Sam- 
uel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') axvdi Margaret Ji. Williams (John H.). 

" Died at New Orleans, on the 4th instant. Captain Elbert Luyster Moore, 
commanding ship Ravenswood, of New York, in the 28th year of his age. Thus 
has been stricken down, upon the very threshold of a future full of promise, a 
young man who, for intelligence in his profession and devoted zeal and energy 
in the performance of every trust which the responsibilities of his station involved, 


had few, if any, superiors. Those who knew him best will long cherish his 

Capt. Elbert Luyster Moore' and Margaret A. Williams 


236. Ei,BBRTA*, m. Augustus Sands ; no 

50. Nathaniel Moore* (Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and 
Rebecca "Blad^WelV (widow Barnwell), (Jacob', Robert'). 

Nathaniel Moore succeeded to the paternal farm at Newtown, which after- 
ward became S. B. Townsend's. See Capt. Samuel Moorel [4] 

Rebecca Blackwell' was the daughter of Jacob BlackwelP, and his wife, 
Mary, the daughter of Capt. William Hallett^ the granddaughter of Robert 
Blackwell\ who appeared first, as a merchant in Elizabeth, N. J., from which 
place, he removed to New York, in 1676. He lived on the island, which bears his 
name, in New York harbour. His second wife was Mary Manningham, and she 
was the mother of all his children except two, Robert* and Ann', who married 
Jacob Reeder. Robert^ removed to Hopewell, N. J., and his descendants, at that 
place, intermarried with those of Nathaniel Moore' (Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'). 

Nathaniel Moore* and Rebecca "Blacktaell had 

237. II Charity*, m. Daniel Hallett* (Capt. 

Samuel*, Joseph', Capt. William', 
William'), d. 1827, aet. 76; she d. 

238. IIMary*, m. Feb. 18, 1775, Abraham 

Berrien, b. July 21, 1751, d. Oct. I, 
1830, aet. 79 ; he m. 2. Palatiah Wil- 
liams* (? Richard*, m. Mary Moore), 
[48] Feb. 4, 1794, who died Oct. 26, 
1839, aet. 79; he died Oct. i, 1830, 
aet. 79, buried at Newtown; she d. 
Feb. 13, 1788, aet. 33. [241] 

239. IINaThaniei,*, b. June, 1763, m. June 10, 

1783, Martha Gedney' (Joshua*, 
Isaac*, Eleazer*, Eleazer^, John'), 
d. April 19, 1846, aet. 83 ; he d. 
Jan. 30, 1827, aet. 63-7-0 ; buried 
in the Moore private yard, Newtown, 
L. I.; both were removed to Epis- 
copal graveyard. [254] 

240. IIREBECCA*, m. Stephen Hallett* (James*, 

SamueP, SamueP, William') rf. Nov. 
22, 1822, aet. 73; she d. 

237. Charity Moore^ (Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and 'Daniel Halletf (Capt. Samuel*, Joseph', Capt. William', William'). 
Daniel Hallett^ removed to St. John, New Brunswick, in 1783, and was a 
grantee of that city. In 1782 he was a lieutenant in De I,ancey's Second Battal- 
ion. He received half pay. He died in the County of York, New Brunswick, 
1827, aged seventy-six. t His sister, Jemima^, married David Moore. [93] 
Another sister, Elizabeth, married James Moore. 

238. Mary Moore* (Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Abraham "Berrien^ (Richard*, Cornelius', John', Cornells Jansen'). 

Abraham Berrien', who removed to Westchester and in 1796 bought the 
estate of Tippett's Neck, near Kingsbridge, was the son of Richard* and Grace 
Riker (Abraham of Newtown) ; Richard* was a Whig in the Revolution and 
became an exile in Connecticut ; the grandson of Cornelius' and Sarah Hallett, 
daughter of Samuel Hallett, the great-grandson of John' and Ruth Edsall, his 
step-sister, the great-great-grandson of Cornells Jansen' and Jannetie, daughter 
of Jan Stryker. 

* N. Y. Home Journal, Sept. 22, 1855. 
+ Sabine's American I,oyalists, 343. 



Mary Moore and Abraham "Berrien had 

241. Abraham Bbrrien^, d. 1851, aet. 71. 
24a. Nathaniei< Berrien', d. 1847, aet. 65. 

243. Richard Berrien^, d. 1827, aet. 40 ; 

he was blind. 

244. IIRkbecca Berrien*, m. George Brinck- 

erhoff' (Elbert«, George^ Tunis*, 
Jons', Abraham^, Joris^), d. June 26, 
1808, aet. 35 ; she d. Oct. 6, 1843, 
aet. 67. [248] 

245. Grace MoorB Berrien", m. Major 
Leonard Bleecker. 

246. Charity BERRIEn*, m. John Hoag- 

247. Mary BerriEn'. 



251. Grace B. Brinckerhoff', b. Aug. 25, 
1800, m. Charles Cook. 

244. Rebecca Berrien* (Mary Moore^ m. Abraham Berrien, Nathaniel*, 
Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George "BrinCKfirhoff 

(Elbert*, George^ Tunis*, Joris', Abraham', Joris') had 

248. Maria Berrien Brinckerhoff', b. 

March 30, 1795, m. David Moore' 

(David^ John*, Capt. Samuel^ Capt 

SamueP, Rev. John^). [no] 
Ann S. Brinckerhoff', b. Dec. 25, 

1797, m. James H. Kolyer. 
Catharine R. Brinckerhoff', b. 

Oct. 15, 1798, m. I. William L,. Riker; 

2. Jeremiah Simonson. 



PeivATiah Brinckerhoff', b. Sept. 

22, 1802, m. Andrew B. Ryerson. 
George Berrien Brinckerhoff', 

Esq. ,i. June 29, 1806, m. Sarah Ann 

Kolyer (Johannes). 

239. Nathaniel Moore* (Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and _yWarf/?a Gedney^ (Joshua^ Isaac*, Eleazer', Eleazer', John'). 

Nathaniel Moore* occupied land described under Capt. Samuel Moore' [4] . 
General Clinton had his headquarters at Nathaniel Moore's house during the Revo- 

Martha Gedney' was the daughter of Joshua^ b. at Mamaroneck, and removed 
to Maspeth, 1,. I., the granddaughter of Isaac*, b. at Mamaroneck, d. 1771, and 
his wife Sibe Nelson, the great-granddaughter of Eleazer', b. at Salem, March 18, 
1666, removed to Mamaroneck, N. Y., 1696, d. there October 27, 1722, and his 
wife Anne, the great-great-granddaughter of Eleazer', b. Salem, March 15, 1642, 
d. April 27, 1683, and his wife Elizabeth Turner (John), the great-great-great- 
granddaughter of John', b. Norwich, Norfolk Co., England, 1603, d. Salem, 
Mass., Augusts, 1688, and his wife Mary, b. 1612, d. i^iS, who came to Salem 
in the "Mary Ann," May 11, 1637. 

Nathaniel Moore* and Martha Gedney had 

254. Samoei.', unmarried. 

255. Joseph W.', Mobile, Alabama. 

256. II Margaret', b. June 23, 1784, m. Feb- 

ruary 6, 1802, I. Capt. Andrew 
Riker* (Samuel*, Andrew'', Abra- 
ham^, Abraham'), b. September, 
1771, d. October 17, 1817, aet. 46, at 
St. Domingo ; 2. James Parrott ; she 
d. September 11, 1842, Astoria, L. I. 
[259], [730] 

257. IJRebECCa', b. December 18, 1786, m. 

December 23, 1815, at Newtown, 
Cornelius Purdy' (David*, Elijah', 
Jonathan', Joseph^, Frances'), b. 
i788±, d. Newtown, May 10, 1851 ; 
sherf. March 15, i834,Newtown, L,.I. 


258. IIEuzAj.', m. RobertBlackwell. [315] 

256. Margaret Moore* (Nathaniel', Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Capt. AndreW '" (Samuel*, m. Anna I,aw- 
rence (Joseph Lawrence, m. Patience Moore*), Andrew', Abraham', Abraham') 
and James Parrot. 


Capt. Andrew Riker' and family lived on the property now called Oak Hill, 
at Newtown, I/. I. Capt. Andrew Riker commanded a vessel in the European and 
East India trade. In the war of 1812, he commanded the privateers Saratoga and 
Yorktown. He was captured off New Foundland. He continued his sea-faring 
life until his death. He was the son of Samuel*, who was prominent on the pa- 
triot side during the Revolution, being one of the Newtown Committee of Corre- 
spondence ; after the war, was supervisor, December 22, 1783, April 5, 1803 ; in 
1784, was a member of the State Assembly, and was twice a member of Congress, 
the last time in 1808-9, ^ud Anna Lawrence, daughter of Joseph, and his wife 
Patience Moore [574] ; grandson of Andrew' and Jane Berrien (John, Esq.), 
great-grandson of Abraham' and Grietie, daughter of Jan Gerrits Van Buyten- 
huysen, who married Tryntie, daughter of Jan Van Luyt, of Holland, great-great- 
grandson of Abraham Rycken' (de Rycke), who probably came to this country in 
1638. In 1642 he was in New Amsterdam, where he lived on Hieren Gracht 
(Broad Street). His wife was Grietie, daughter of Hendrick Harmensen, who is 
supposed to be the first white man who settled on Sanford's Point, Flushing Bay, ly. I. 

Margaret Moore^ and Capt. Andrew K^iker had 

259. 11 Martha Moorb Rikkr', 6. June 11, 

1811, m. November i8, 1834, John 
Clews Jackson (William, Job), 6. 
April 7, 1809, Staffordshire, Eng., d. 
September 18, 1889, Sea Bright, N. J. ; 
she d. March 15, 1889, "Oakhill," 
near Astoria, L. I. [266] 

260. Anna L. Rikhr', 6. September 26, 

1812, unmarried, d. November 3, 
1889, Sea Bright, N. J. 

261. Margaret S. RikBr', b. August 17, 

1816, unmarried, d. February 22, 
1864, "Oakhill," Astoria, L. I. 

262. Samobl Riker', l>. 1805, m. -, 

d. 1849 ; no children. 

263. Andrew Riker', 6. 1808, unmarried, 

d. 1837. 

264. NaThaniEi, Moore Riker', unmar- 

ried, d. in Texas between 1842 and 

265. Abraham Riker', b. September 26, 

1812, unmarried, d. July 7, 1839, 
Jonesborough, Texas. 

259. Martha Moore Riker' (Margaret Moore^ m. Capt. Andrew Riker, 

Nathaniel, Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel, Rev. John') and John 

CleWs Jackson" (William', Job') had 

266. IIMary Jacksons, b. Dec. 16, 1835, 
Bloomingdale, N. Y., m. June 17, 
1857, Newtown, L. I., John L,awrence 
Riker^ (Samuel*, Andrew'.Abraham^, 
Abraham^), b. Nov. 23, 1830. 

266. Mary JacKson' (Martha Moore Riker', m. John C. Jackson, Marga- 
ret Moore", m. Capt. Andrew Riker, Nathaniel^ Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John'), and JohtlLaLWrenceRiker" {Savom^V, Andrew', Abra- 
ham", Abraham'). 

John Lawrence Riker is Vice-President Bank of New York ; Vice-President 
Second National Bank, New York; Vice-President Atlantic Trust Co.; Vice- 
President Laflin & Rand Powder Co., and so on; probably a director or trustee in 
twenty different institutions. 

Mary Jackson' and John Latarence Riker had 

a68. Henry LAURE^fS Riker', b. June 20, 
i860, "Oakhill," Astoria, L. I., 
unmarried, d. August 13, 1900, Sea 

267. John Jackson Riker', b. April 6, 
1858, " Oakhill," Astoria, N. Y., m. 
April 20, 1881, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Edith Bartow' (Samuel B.«, Jacob', 
Rev. Theodosius*, Theophilus', Rev. 
John*, Dr. Thomas'), 0. February 
8, 1862; no children. 

Bright, N. J. 



269. IIMargarkt Moore Riker', b. March 

17, 1864, "Oakhill," m. December 
9, 1891, New York, Jonathan Amory 
Haskell^ (SamueP, Samuel^), b. 
July 7, 1861. [276] 

270. IILavinia RikEr', b. August i, 1866, 

"Oakhill," m. June i, 1892, New 
York, James Remsen Strong* (Ben- 
jamin', James*, Selah*, Benajah*, 
Selah', Thomas^ John^ of Taunton, 
England), S.October 28, 1861. [279] 

271. ||SamuEI< RikEr', b. May 17, 1868, 

Paris, France, m. November 18, 1896, 
Lawrence, L. I., Francis Mortimer 
Townsend' (Fredericke*, James', 
George*, Benjamin*, Jacob*, James*, 
John^, John'), b. April 2, 1873. [281] 

272. Sylvanus Smith Riker', b. May 17, 

i868, Paris, France, d. Sept. 28, 

1869, "Oakhill." 

273. II Martha Jackson Riker', b. March 4, 

1870, New York, m. April 28, 1897, 
New York, James Howe Proctoi^, 
Boston, Mass. (Thomas E.*, Abel', 
John', John'), *. Sept. 19, 1867. [283] 

274. Charles Lawrence Riker", b. 

March 27, 1873, New York, m. Oc- 
tober 16, 1900, Pelham Manor, Se- 
lina Richards Schroeder* (Gilliat*, 
Henry A.*, Heury^, Henry H.'), b. 
September, 1875. 

275. Mary RikEr', b. August, 18, 1876, 

Sea Bright, N. J., m. April 29, 1903, 
Henry Ingersoll Riker (Daniel), her 
cousin, at the Church of the Incar- 
nation, New York. 

269. Margaret Moore RiKer' and Jonaf/7an^ mors; /fa jA:e// had 

276. Mary Riker Haskei,!.", b. Nov. 25, 

1892, New York. 

277. Amory Lawrence HaskelIv'", S.Oct. 

23, 1893, New York. 


Margaret Riker Haskeh'", b. Nov. 
26, 1899, New York. 

270. Lavinia R-iRer' ^x\A James Remsen Strong had 

279. Margaret Lawrence Strong^", b. 
March 19, 1893, Nev^' York. 

280. Charlotte Remsen Strong'", S. Oct. 
29, 1895, New York. 

271. Samuel R^iRer' and Frances Mortimer ToWnsend had 

281. Frances TowNSEND Riker'", S. July I 282. Audrey Townsend Riker'", S. June 
13, 1897, Sea Bright, N. J. | 24, 1899, Sea Bright, N. J. 

273. Martha JacRson R-iRer' and James Hotae Proctor had 

283. Thomas Emerson Proctor'", S.June 

3, 1898, Hamilton, Mass. 

284. Mary Jackson Proctor'", b. July 14, 

1900, Hamilton, Mass. 

285. John Riker Proctor'", b. July 14, 
1900, Hamilton, Mass. 

257. Rebecca Moore' (Nathaniel^ Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Cornelius Purdy (David). 
David Purdy came from Westchester County, N. Y. 




R.ebecca Moore' and Cornelius Purdp had 

I Maria Cornelia Pdrdy', b. May 4, 
1817, m. May 2, 1850, Jed Frye 
(Jedediah), of N. Y., b. Dracut, 
Mass., Feb. 13, 1799, d. Jan. 21, 
1873 ; she d. Feb. 16, 1887, New 
York. [293] 

Nathaniel Moore Pdrdy', b. Dec. 

20, 1818, unmarried, d. Oct. 1852. 
IDavid John Pdrdy', b. July 30, 1820, 

m. March 20, i860, EUzabeth Suy- 

dam (Henry, N. Y.), Hollis, L. I. 

(1897). [294] 

I Mary Ellis Pdrdy', S. April 25, 1822, 
m. June 7, i860, David Purdy Rapelye, 

Newtown, L. I., b. Nov. 10, 1821, d. 
Feb. 6, 1890, Newtown, L. L; she d. 
. • [301] 

290. Martha Purdy', b. April 25, 1822, d. 


291. IISarah DdsTan Purdy', b. March 30, 

1824, m.Sept. i6, 1845, George Hall, 
Brooklyn, b. Nov. 8, 1803, d. July 
25, i860 ; she d. Dec. 8, 1888, Flush- 
ing, L. I. [302] 

292. IIEliza Jane Pdrdy', b. Aug. 14, 1825, 

m. April 7, 1858, Cornelius Hyatt, 
Winfield, L. I., b. Oct. 10, 18— ; liv- 
ing at Elmhurst, L. L (1897). [304] 


286. Maria Cornelia Purdy' (Rebecca Moore", m. Cornelius Purdy, 
Nathaniel^ Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Jed 
Trye (Jedediah). 

Jed Frye, son of Jedediah and Rebecca (Farnham) Frye, was born at 
Dracut, Mass., February 13, 1799. On both sides he was of old Merrimack Val- 
ley stock, his ancestors having settled in Massachusetts in 1638. After the usual 
country boy's education, he entered his uncle's oflSce at Salem, Mass., became 
partner, spent a year or so in South America, and in 1829 or 1830 started a branch 
business in New York. In 1 85 1 he dissolved partnership with his uncle and con- 
tinued under his own name. For 40 years he was a merchant in New York and 
stood high among the business community for integrity and high character. 

Maria Cornelia Purdy' and ye<f Frye had 

293. Jed Frye*, b. August i, 1853, unmarried. 

Jed Frye" was educated in the public schools and graduated from the College 
of the City of New York, in 1872, with honors, member of ^F A and $ BK; suc- 
ceeded to his father's business. He served eleven years in the 7th Regiment, 
N. Y. N. G. 

288. David John Purdy' (Rebecca Moore^ m. Cornelius Purdy, Nathan- 
iel^ Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth 
Suydam had 

294. ||David Suydam Purdy*,*. Jan. 4, 1861, 296. Elizabeth L. H. Purdy*, *. Sept. 12, 

HoUis, L. I., m. April 8, 1884, AdaJ. 1866, HoUis, L. I., unmarried. 

Spice, of Jamaica, L. I. [299] 297. Anna Mary Purdy*, 4. Oct. 24, 1868, 

295. IvYDiA Louise Purdy*, li. Nov., 1864, HoUis, L,. I., unmarried. 

HoUis, ti. I., d. 1882. 298. Charles Moore Purdy*, 6. Jan. 

1880, Hollis, Iv. I. 

294. David Suydam Purdy' and AdaJ. Spice had 

299. Violet Purdy'. | 300. Wybert Purdy'. 

289. Mary Cllis Purdy' (Rebecca Moore*, m. Cornelius Purdy, Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and DaVid Purdy 
'R.apelye had 

301. Annie Rapelye*, *. Jan. 9, 1862 or 3, 
Newtown, unmarried. 

291. Sarah Dustan Purdy' (Rebecca Moore', m. Cornelius Purdy, Na- 
thaniel', Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George 
Hall had 

302. II George Purdy Hall', b. January 29, 
1847, Brooklyn, m. January 16, 
1894, N.Y., Harriet L. Joy (Wm. C, 
N. Y.), b. October 20, 1862. [303] 

302. George Purdy Hall' and Harriet L. Joy had 

303. Katharine Elizabeth Hall', b. Feb- 

ruary 21, 1897. 


292. Eliza Jane Purdy' (Rebecca Moore", m. Cornelius Purdy, Nathaniel', 
Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John") and Cornelius Hyatt 


304. Annie Hyatt^ 3. Winfield, L. I., d. 


305. IIJOHN BowNB Hyatt*, b. Aug. 21, 1861, 

Winfield, L. I., m. Nov. 1888, 
Mary Eastman (Judge Eastman, of 
Glen Cove). [308] 

306. Hannah HyaTX*, b. Sept., 1863, Win- 

field, L. I., unmarried. 

307. IIRbbecca Moore Hyatt*, b. Nov. 8, 

1866, Winfield, L. I., m. Nov. 6, 
1886, Louise Albert Sussdorfi, Wood- 
side, L. I. [312] 

305. John Bow^ne Hyatf and Mary Eastman had 

308. CoRNEWDS Hyatt''. i 310. John Bowne Hyatt'. 

309. Mai,colm Hyatt^. I 311. Clifford Hyatt*. 

307. R-ebecca Moore Hyatt' and Louis Albert Sussdor/f had 

312. Louis Albert SussDORFF', 5. January 1 314. Elsie Purdy Sussdorfe', b. April 

7, 1888, Newtown, L. I. 14, 1894, Newtown, L. L 

313. Ralph Hyatt Sussdorff', b. April 1 

4, 1S90, Newtown, L- I. | 

258. Eliza J. Moore' (Nathaniel', Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Sam- 
uel', Rev. John') and Robert "BtacfcWell had 

315. II Frances Elackwell', m. Philip R. 

Robert. [319] 

316. Martha Eliza Blackwell', m. i. 

Moore ; 2. Walker; no 


317. RoBERTiNE Blackwell', m. George 


318. II Caroline A. Blackwell', m. William 

Floyd-Jones, of South Oyster Bay, 
L-I- [330] 

315. Frances Blackwell' (Eliza J. Moore", m. Robert Blackwell, Na- 
thaniel', Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Philip R. 
Robert had 

322. James Robert*. 

319. II Mary Robert*, m. Leonidas Polk 

Williams, N. Y. ; she d. December, 
1893- [325] 

320. II Edith Robert*, m. Sidney Tangier 

Smith, of N. Y. [328] 

321. Philip Robert*. 

323. John Robert*. 

324. William Floyd Robert*, m. 

; no children. 

319. Mary R.obert' and Leonidas Polk Williams had 

325. Frances R. WILLlAMs^ m. April, I 326. Leonidas Coleman Williams' un- 
1889, Henry Hull Whitlock, of N. Y. , ' married. 

d. April, 1895; no children. | ^^7. LouiS (?) Williams', d. young. 

320. Edith Robert' and Sidney Tangier Smith had 

328. Eleanor Jones Smith'. | 329. Henry Smith'. 

318. Caroline A. Black-weir (Eliza J. Moore', m. Robert Blackwell, 
Nathaniel', Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William 
Floyd=Jones had 

330. JEANNIE Floyd-Jones*, m. William 


331, II Fanny Floyd-Jones*, m. Charles D. 

Leverich. [335] 

332. Ella Floyd-Jones*. 

333. Fred Floyd -Jones*. 

334. Chauncy Floyd-Jones*, 
Other sons. 


331. Fannie Floyd= Jones and C/7ar7ej 2). LeE;ertc/j had 

335. Carrie Duncan LBVERICH^ m. Dec. 336. Matii,da G. Lbverich». 

12, 1900, at Corona, I,. I., John Law- 
rence Riker, 2d. 

240. R.ebecca Moore' (Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Stephen Halletf (James*, Maj. Samuel', Samuel', William'). 

Stephen Hallett^ was the son of James Hallett*, d. 1781, near Hallett's 
Cove, and I,ydia, the daughter of Jacob Blackwell, the grandson of Major Samuel 
Hallett', of the Militia of Queens County, and Bridget, the daughter of Robert 
Blackwell, the great-grandson of Samuel Hallett', a person of prominence, and, 

, the great-great-grandson of William Hallett' and . 


51. Augustine Moore* (Capt. Samuel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Mofy Wammen (Mammon). 

Augustine Moore* was a lawyer. He was attorney of Salem County 
1759-60-1-2.* In his will, on record at Trenton, I. 193, dated 12.7, 1765, proved 
11.30, 1767, he mentions Wife Mary, Brother John, and leaves legacies to "Brother 
John's son Augustine, Sister Sarah's son Augustine Moore Tooker, Sister Mary's 
son Augustine Williams, and Sister Elizabeth's son Augustine Moore." He was 
buried in the graveyard of the First Presbyterian Church at Morristown, N. J. 

Augustine Moore* and J\Iart; Wammen (Mammon) had 

337. AdgusTine^, unmarried. 

37. Joseph Moore' (Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth 

Sackett (Joseph', Simon', Simon') and Sarah Sackett* (Joseph', Simon', 

Joseph Moore' owned the part of Capt. Samuel Moore's estate near the 
Poor Bowery. It afterward was bought by John Moore*, the son of Capt. Sam- 
uel', and later became the property of Samuel Hallett Moore. (See Capt. Samuel 
Moore'). [4]. In 1707-1709 he was Assessor of Newtown; Commissioner of 
Highways, 1720-1. A lot was deeded, to him and five others, upon which to build 
a schoolhouse, in 1721. He was active in the establishment of the Episcopal 
Church, at Newtown (see Introduction). His will, dated June 11, 1753, probated 
1756, is on record in the Surrogate's oflS.ce, New York. He left to his son Jo- 
seph*, who married Helena , of Hopewell, N. J., "weaver's loom, tack- 
ling, &c., horse and negro man amounting to ;^8o, los." 

Elizabeth Sackett* and Sarah Sackett* were daughtersof Joseph Sackett', who 
was born at Springfield, on the Connecticut River, February 23, 1656, probably 
removed to Newtown with his grandfather, William Bloomfield, in 1662, where he 

acquired a large estate, and ,t granddaughters of Simon', who took 

the oath of fidelity at Springfield in 1656, died July 9, 1659, aet. 29, and Sarah, 
daughter of William Bloomfield, great-granddaughters of Simon', a Puritan emi- 

* Proceedings of N. J. Historical Society, IV (1849-50), 37. 

t The unrecorded will of Simon Sackett^, brother of Elizabeth and Sarah, is in the Department of State, 

Trenton, N. J. He was of Hopewell, N. J. Joseph Sackett^, m. i. Elizabeth Betts (Capt. Richard), 2. Anna . 

3. Mercy Whitehead, widow of Thomas Betts. 



grant to New England, who came from the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, 
and located at Cambridge, Mass., about 1628-9, where he died in 1635, and . 

Joseph Moore' and Elizabeth SacXett and Sarah Sackett 



Sarah*, 6. September 29, 1706, m. 
January II, 1728, Benjamin Fish' 
(Nathan^ Jonathan'), *. May 12, 
1697, d. Oct. 18, 1773; she d. March 
17, 1790 ; removed to Trenton, N. J. 

339. IIJOSEPH*, b. September 28, 1708, m. 

Helena ; he d. Nov. 10, 

1757, Hopewell, N. J. (will). [427] 

340. Nathaniel', b. January i, 1710, d. 


341. Mary*, b. November 14, 1712, m. John 

Davis, Hopewell, N. J. 

342. II Abigail*, b. November 10, 1715, m. 

Samuel Washburn. [443] 

343. IISackeTT*, b. September 3, 1716, Hope- 

well, N. J., m. May 15, 1738, Abi- 
gail Moore* (Nathaniel', m. Joanna 
Prudden, Capt.SamueP, Rev. John'), 
b. May 24, 1717, d. August 12, 1802 ; 
he died August 18, 1753, aet. 39 ; 
buried in Ewing Church yard, Tren- 
ton, N. J. [445] [1070] 
344. Penjamin*, b. September 3, 1716, m. 
Mary Hart (John Sr., m. Sarah 

), d. December 5, 1789, aet. 

73 ; he d. June 5, 1790, aet. 74, Bir- 
mingham, N.J. (will). [461] 

345. Anna*, b. March 21, 1718, unmarried, 

d. December i, 1769. 

346. II Elizabeth*, b. March 28, 1720, m. 

Joseph Baldwin* (Elnathan', John^ 
JohnM, Hopewell, N. J., d. 1770 
(will) ; she d. . [541] 

347. IIPaTIKncE*, b. February 5, 1722, m. 

John Moore* (Samuel', m. Charity 
Hallett, Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'). 
[91]. [49] 

348. IICaptain Samuel*, b. January 15, 

1724, m. Abigail Field* (Robert*, 
Elnathan', Robert^ Robert"), d. 
January 15, 1805 ; hed. I782d=. [544] 

349. ||MarTha*, b. March 20, 1726, m. Jo- 

seph Titus* (John', Content^, m. Eliz- 
abeth Moore, Robert'), d. December 
4, 1797) 3st. 76 ; she d. April 4, 1801. 

350. IINaThaniel*, b. January 15, 1728, m. 

Joanna Hall ; he d. September 29, 
1781, 54th year. [553] 

351. ||Phebe*, March 28, 1730, m., Novem- 

ber 20, 1762, Foster Burrowes* 
(Thomas', Thomas^ of Hopewell, 
N. J., Edward', of Jamaica, L. I.). 

352. Jemima*, b. Oct. 18, 1732, unmarried, 

d. April II, 1758. 

338. Sarah Moore* (Joseph^ Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and "Benjamin 

Fish^ (Nathan', Jonathan'). 

Benjamin Fish' removed from Newtown, I,. I., about 1745, to Ewing, 

N.J. He was the son of Nathan Fish^ of Newtown, d. August i, 1734, and 

, the grandson of Jonathan Fish', b. in England, came to America, first 

lived at Lynn, Mass., removed to Sandwich, on Cape Cod, in 1637, joined in the 
settlement of Newtown as early as 1653, was Magistrate under the Dutch, 1661 

and 1662, d. 1663, and Mary ; his widow, is thought by Riker to have 

married Gershom Moore' (Rev. John'). She had three sons, John, Samuel and 
Nathan, all of whom were patentees of Newtown in 1686. Samuel Fish</. i7oo±, 
and left no children, and John probably removed to Elizabeth, N. J. 

Sarah Moore* and "Benjamin Fish had 




IIElizabeth Fish*, b. Feb., 1730, m. 
Amos Hart (Joseph), his second 
wife. [361] 
Rebecca Fish*, b. 1732, m. John 
Phillips (Thomas), of Pennsylvania. 
Nathan Fish*, b. March 19, 1734. 
Descendants in Butler and Union 
Counties, Pennsylvania. Rev. Reeder 
M. Fish, of Levrisburg, Penna., was 
one of them. 

356. Joseph Fish*, *. July 29, 1735, m. 

Sarah Sovereign ; he d. Dec. 29, 1789. 

357. Samuel Fish*, b. Nov. i, 1737, m. 

Huldah Bennet. Descendants in 
Salem and Gloucester Counties, N. J. 

358. IIBenjamin Fish*, b. Aug. 10, 1740, 

Ivong Island, m. Abigail Howell' 
(Joshua^, Daniel'), b. March 15, 1750, 
d. Nov. II, 1822 ; he d. suddenly, 
July 2, 1808. [414] 



359. John Fish', b. April 30, 1743, m. 
Catharine Dubois ; he d. May 30, 
1785. Posterity in Salem and Glou- 
cester Counties, N. J. 

360. NaThanibi, Fish^ b. Dec. 11, 1745, 
unmarried, d. July 8, 1804. 

353. Elizabeth Fish" (Sarah Moore*, m. Benjamin Fish, Joseph', Capt. 
SatnueP, Rev. John') and Atnos Hart ( Joseph'). 

Amos Hart^ was the son of Joseph' and . He and his brother 

John were the ancestors of the " White Harts" of Hopewell, N. J., so called on 
account of their fair complexion to distinguish them from the descendants of 
Major Ralph Hart and Captain Edward Hart, called the " Black Harts." Joseph 
Hart's will is dated 1776 ; he came to Hopewell near the beginning of the i8th 
century. Amos Hart and his wife removed to Ohio. 

Elizabeth Fish' and Amos Hart* had 

361. Asa Hart^, b. Sept. 28, 1755, d. aet. 5 I 362. Phbbe Hart*, b. Feb. 23, 1758, d. 



354. R.ebecca Fish'^ (Sarah Moore*, m. Benjamin Fish, Joseph^ Capt. 
SamueP, Rev. John') and John Phillips' (Thomas'). 

John Phillips^ owned the large grain mills at Ingham's Springs, Pa. He 
was the son of Thomas Phillips', who was among the first settlers of Pennsyl- 
vania. John^ married Rebecca Fish and settled in Ewing, N. J. 

Rebecca Fish* and John Phillips had 



IvETiTiA Phulips", m. William 

IIAaron Phillips*, m. Anna Smith 
(Richard), d. September 12, 1871, 
aet. 85 ; he d. March 2, 1872, aet. 84. 

Sarah Phillips", m. Thomas PhU- 

366. Joseph Phillips*, m. Anna HoflF. 

367. Elizabeth Phillips*, m. Scudder 


368. LEviNiA Phillips', m. Isaac Primmer. 

369. Iljohn Phillips*, m. Mary Smith (An- 

derson). [400] 

370. Abbie Phillips*, m. John Hocken- 


364. Aaron Phillips" and jinna Smith had 

371. IIJOHN Smith Phillips'', m. Joanna 
Temple. [378] 
IIJoSEPH Phillips', m. Mary Ann Young 

(William). [383] 
II Horace Phillips', m. Bmily Shipes. 




374. IIAaron Phillips', m. Catharine Bur- 
roughs (James). [392] 

Maria Phillips', m. Charles Clark. 

Cornelia Phillips', m. Jonathan 

Israel Phillips', m.Blizabeth LaRue. 




371. John Smith Phillips' and Joanna Temple had 

378. WESLEY Phillips*. 

379. LiscoMB Phillips'. 

380. Ann Elizabeth Phillips*. 

381. Rebecca Ann Phillips*. 

382. Sarah Virginia Phillips*. 

372. Joseph Phillips' and Marp jinn Young had 

383. Silvester Phillips*. 

384. David Phillips*. 

385. Louisa Phillips*. 

386. Margaret Phillips*. 

387. Harriet Phillips*. 

* Cooley, p. 98, Mrs. Chambers thinks Cooley is mistaken in the names of the children. 


373. Horace Phillips' and Emily Shipes had 

388. Horace Phii,wpsI I 39°- Annie Phii,lips'. 

389. David Phii^lips^. I 391. Caroi,ine Phiwps'. 

374. Aaron Phillips' and Catharine "Burroughs had 

392. Ei<MER Philups". I 393. Charity Philips'. 

377. Israel Phillips' and Elizabeth La'R.ue had 

394. WlI,I,IAM PHII<I,IPS'. 

395. Harriet Phh.i.ips". 

396. Bert Philips'. 

397. Livingston Philips'. 

398. Frederick Phii,i,ips'. 

399. Lii,i,iE Philips'. 

369. John Phillips' and J[Iart; Smith had 

400. IIEdward Phh,i.ips', m. Mary Frances 

Ivanning (Elijah ). [405] 

401. IISCDDDER Phii,i<ips', m. Sarah LaRue. 


402. IIAmos Phii,i,ips', m. Angeline Lan- 
ning (Elijah). [412] 

403. Anna Phii<i<ips', m. Luther Van Pelt. 

404. Virginia Phii,i,ips', m. Voor- 


400. Edward Phillips' and Mary Frances Lanning had 

405. Frank Phillips'. 1 407. Mary Phillips'. 

406. James Phillips'. | 

401. Scudder Phillips' and Sarah LaRue had 

408. Isabella Phillips'. p 410. Annie E. Phillips'. 

409. Henry G. Phillips'. | 411. Samuel Phillips'. 

402. Amos Phillips' and Angeline Lanning had 

412. Sarah Phillips'. | 413. Mary Phillips'. 

358. Benjamin Fish* (Sarah Moore*, m. Benjamin Fish, Joseph', Captain 
Samuel', Rev. John^ and Abigail HoWelP (Joshua', Daniel'). 

Abigail HowelP was the daughter of Joshua', b. October 11, 1722, and Re- 
becca Reed, granddaughter of Daniel HowelP, d. April 25, 1732, and Mary , 

the sister of Ebenezer Prout's wife. Daniel HowelP came to Ewing, N. J., from 
I^ong Island. 

Benjamin Fish^ and Abigail HoWell had 

414. Israel Fish«, b. July 14, 1772, m. 416. Asa Fish', 6. January 5, 1777, m 1 

October 25, 1797, Mary Slack (Rich- Margaret Couover (Garret, m La- 

ard), of Hopewell, N. J., b. Febru- martie ), d. August i6, 1822- 

ary 7, 1769, a'. April 16, 1853 ; he rf. 2. Rachel Anthony (William) d' 

July 10, i860 ; no children. April 27, 1868 ; he d. February 28, 

415. Peter Fish^ b. March 7, 1774, d. in 1851 ; no children. 




417. IINathan Fish«, b. December 10, 1779, 
m. March 7, 1805, Sarah Smith 
(John, of Lawrence), d. April 8, 
1859, aet. 75 ; he d. July 7, 1865. 


418. IIBbnjamin Fish', b. November 15, 
1785, Ewing township, N. J., m. 

April 7, 1812, Maria Moore' (Wil- 
liam Sackett', m. Elizabeth Moore' 
(Benjamin*, NathanieP, Capt. Sam- 
uel^, Rev. John^), Benjamin*, m. 
Mary Hart, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') b. April 25, 1792, d. 
July 26, 1865 ; he d. June 22, 1880. 
[462], [472] 

417. Nathan Fish" (Benjamin Fish', Sarah Moore*, m. Benjamin Fish, 
Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah Smith had 

419. Mary Fish'. 

420. EwzABBTH Fish', d. in infancy. 

421. IIEuzA Fish', m. Abram Skirm. 


421. Eliza Fish' and Abram Skirm had 

422. Asa F. Skirm*, m. Margaret Cook 

(William, m. Sarah ). 

423. Charles HENRvSKiRM'.m. Elizabeth 

White* (Job*, James\ John^ Abra- 

424. Emily Maria Skirm'. 

425. Elizabeth Skirm*, m. Benjamin Van 


426. Margaret Skirm', m. James G. Van 


339. Joseph Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Helena 

Riker, in his Annals of Newtown, states that it is believed that Joseph 
Moore* died unmarried. Recent discoveries show that he removed to Htmterdon 
County, N. J., where, among other property, he owned a tannery. His will 
dated 11. 5, 1757, probated 11.26, 1757, leaves part of house, etc., to his wife, 
Helena ; land east of the Scotch road to eldest son, Stephen ; land west of the 
same road to second son, Joseph ; thirty acres of land to third son, Daniel; sixty 
pounds to fourth son, John ; sixty pounds to the fifth son, Job ; sixty pounds to 
the youngest son, James ; fifty pounds to eldest daughter, Phebe ; and fifty pounds 
to the youngest daughter, Elizabeth, seventeen, when she shall arrive at the age 
of eighteen. The executors were son Joseph and brother Benjamin Moore. [344J 

His wife, Helena, was living in 1802, as indicated by the will of her son 
Joseph. He was a man of wealth and importance. In 1750 he advertised for a 
" runaway English man-servant named John Jones."* 

The inventory of his goods is attached : 

An Inventoryt of the Goods and Chattels of Joseph Moore (Sen') late of Hopewell 
DeceaPd, taken and Appraised the 3 day of December, 1757, by John Welling and John Moore. 

^. s. d. 

Purse and Apparel 15 5 o 

Riding Horfe, Saddle, Bridle and Whip 900 

/:■ s. d. 

Two Working Oxen 8 10 o 

Two Young Stears 5 10 o 

Seven Milch Cows at 55s ea 19 5 o 

Six Young Cattle 7 16 o 

FattCow 350 

Stear 3 5° 

FourCalves a o o 

Young Bull 200 

51 II o 

• N. J. Archives, ist series, XII, 691. 

+ Hunterdon County box of wills, 1767, Trenton, N. J. 


£. s. d. 

Three Stacks of Wheat 55 Bl at 4s per Bufhel 11 o o 

Stack of Hay and Stalks 200 

33 sheep at 7s ea ^' ^J ° 

Twelve bufhels of Wheat in Bam at 4s pr Bl 280 

OatsinDitto 3 1° o 

Hay in Ditto 4 10 o 

Rie in Ditto I 10 o 

Flax and Straw &c 050 

Forks, Rakes, Riddles, Fann, &c 180 

Old Sleigh o 15 o 

Two old Horfes 400 

Gray mare and Colt 400 

Gray Mare 600 

Young Hofse 10 o o 

Eleven Fatt Swine 12 o o 

Ten Shoots 3 i5 o 

Two Sows and piggs 2 13 o 

Two Fat Swine 3 o » 

One Bed and Furniture 700 

Six Chairs, I/joking Glafs, Small Oval Table, Six pewter") 
plates, and two platter, Iron pott. Frying pann. One [ 

Trammel Warming pann, End Irons, Gridiron, 2 Candle [ ■* ^ 

flicks. Tongs, Low Draws, Saddle and Bridle J 

Negro Wench named Pegg 25 00 

In the Ketchen 

Two BrafsKettles 300 

Tea Kettle o 10 o 

Three Iron potts and a Skillet o 11 o 

Wooden Ware o 12 o 

Odd things on the Shelves 050 

Negroes Bed and Furniture 1 50 

Bake Iron 070 

Lumber 070 

In the Cellars 

Two Barrels Cyder Royal 2 10 o 

Tallow 060 

Calks, Cyder and Water Cyder 400 

Barrel and some Spirits 2 00 

OldTubbs 100 

In the Old Houfe 

Pewter o 17 o 

Looking Glass 050 

Two Tables 030 

II 18 o 

34 o O 

31 8 o 

Stack of Hay I 10 o 

Stack of Hay at the Old place 200 

Stack of Hay I 10 o 


Two Ploughs and Harrowes I 15 o 

Grindftone 040 

Gears, Hoes, Axes, &c 300 

Waggon 50° 

Stillards 076 

Weavers Loom and Tackling 2 10 o 

Turnips 15° 

14 I 6 

Seventeen Acres of Wheat and Rie in the Ground at 15s p a 12 15 o 

Old Cafks in the Chambers 070 

Indian Corn 800 

Baggs o 16 o 

Buckwheat o 12 o 

Old Boots, Sithe and Cradle 076 

Two Bufhels Flax Seed 080 

Salt 040 

10 14 6 

202 12 o 

36 15 o 

6 17 o 

9 16 o 


£. a. d. 

Five Chairs 050 

Bed and Furniture and Trundle Bed Do 500 

Spinning Wheels, Red Cheft, Saddle Baggs o 15 o 

Yarn i 10 o 

Sheep Sheers and Lanthorn 030 

8 18 o 

In the New House 

A feather Bed and Furniture 800 

Large Oval Table 15° 

Side Saddle and Bridle 1 10 o 

10 15 o 

Cafe and Bottles, Desk and tongs o 16 o 

In the Linter 

A Feather Bed and Furniture 500 

Apples and a pair of Tongs, &c 050 

Negro Man named Cutf. 70 o o 

Book Debts 46 19 •]\ 

196 I ^\ 
Bought Over 202 12 o 

Totall 398 13 ^\ 

The above is all the goods, chattels and Personal Estate of the above named Joseph 
Moore, Decea , as shown to us amounting in the whole to three hundred and Ninety-eight 
pounds thirteen Shillings and Seven pence half penny. John Wblwng, 

/^r^ 7y%~7rL.e^ 

John Welling and John Moore appraisers of the within Inventory being sworn on the 
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did depose that the Goods & Chattels Rights & Credits Set 
down & Specified in the within Inventory were by them appraised according to their just and 
True Respective rates & Values after the best of their judgment and understanding, and that 
they appraised all Things that were brought to their View for appraisement. 

Sworn the nth day of Feb., 1760, John Wei,i,ing, 

Theo Sbverns, Surro. 
Joseph Moore, one of the Executors of the last will & Testament of Joseph Moore De- 
ceased being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did Depose that the within 
Writing Contains a True and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods & Chattels rights 
& credits of the said Deceased w ch have Come to his hands or possession or to the hands or 
possession of any other Person or persons for their use of the said Executor. 

Sworn the nth day of February, 1760, before me 

Theo. Severns, Surro. 

The settlement of the estate contains so many names of old residents of 
New Jersey that it seems desirable to print it in full. 

The Account of Joseph Moore and Benj" Moore Executors of all and Singular the 
Goods and Chattels of Joseph Moore of Hopewell in the County of Hunterdon in the Western 
Division of the Province of New Jersey late Deceas'd as well of and for such and so much of 
the same Goods and Chattels as came to their hands as of and for his payments and Disburse- 
ments of the Same as followeth,?»j> — 

The said Accomptants chargeth themselves with all and Singular the Goods \ £. b. d. 
and Chattels of the said Deceas'd Specified in an Inventory thereof made \ 
and exhibited into the Registry of the Prerogative Court of the Province I g ^ 

of New Jersey amounting as by the said Inventory to the Sum of Three / 39 3 7>4 
Hundred and Ninety Eight Pounds thirteen Shillings and Seven pence I 
halfpenny. ) 

The Accomptants desireth allowance of certain Debts due by the said Deceas'd at his 
Death which the Accomptants hath since paid and Discharged as followeth : 
No. £. 8. d. 

1 To Josiah Beakes for a cofSn as pr Receipt 200 

* To Nathan Beakes as do 241 

3 To Theophilus Severns, Esqr do 250 

4 To Josiah Ellis in Part of Accot do i 10 o 

5 To Helena Moore (Widow) ' do 45 10 o 

6 To Sister Phebe Moore do 13 10 o 

7 To William Muirhead do 050 


£. s. d. 

8 To Thomas Cain aspr Receipt o 14 o 

9 To John Allen do 078 

10 To Joseph Moore* (of Pennington)* do 2 10 o 

11 To Stephen Moore do 10 o o 

12 To Josiah Ellis in part of Accot do 300 

13 To Samuel Tucker do I 15 9 

14 To Jemima Ely do 290 

15 To Richd Palmers (Order) do 076 

16 To Alexander Gutherie as pr Receipt 099 

17 To Capt John Moore do o 10 3 

18 To Esther Mochel do o 10 o 

19 To Theops Severn Esqr • Charges onDr do 020 

20 To Richd Palmer do o 12 o 

21 To Saml Furman do 076 

22 To Joseph Tindal do 213 

23 To Conrad Kotts do o 13 o 

24 To Mary Henry do 3 I5 o 

25 To Isaac'Reeder do 4 10 o 

26 To paid Josiah Ellis do 4 13 7 

27 To paid Jacob Blackwell Bond 15 n o 

28 To John Guild Receipt i 16 9 

29 To John Cuming do 044 

30 To John Burroughs do 17 6 10 

31 To Obadiah Howell do 3 I7 ° 

32 To Samuel Alburtus Bond 35 12 o 

To Weavers I<oom, Tackling &c., Horse and Negroe Man: gave me by the lastl go 10 o 

Will and Testament ofmyDeceas'd Father famoun ting as pr Appraisement J 

33 To John Welling aspr Bond 26 i o 

34 To Abram Skirm Receipt 12 3 9 

35 To John Morselis do o 7 11 

36 To Joseph Brown do 012 

37 To Cornelius Rappalie Execr of John Wikoff Bond 71 19 6 

£■ s. d. 
To Comissn of Exec, the sum of 398 13 7^at7/6 27 18 I'/i 

38 To Joseph Woolsey aspr Receipt 088 

39 To Andrew Titus do 257 

40 To Robert Spence do i 10 o 

41 To Stephen Baldwin do 260 

42 To Joseph Green do o 14 4 

43 To Saml Henry pr Order of Doer Ralph Norton's \ t iR fi 

Wife Mercy, in full for his bill J ^^ ° ° 

To Book Debts Insolvent I4 7 5 

436 4 47* 
By Cash for Quit's Est 7 15 

Joseph Moore and Benjamin Moore Executors of the last Will and Testament of Joseph 
Moore Dec'd being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did Depose that they have 
well and Truly administered all and singular the Goods & Chattels & Credits of the said De. 
ceased and that the within acco' is Just & True as to the Charge and Discharge thereof. 
Sworn before me Feb. 14, 1760, 

Thbos Sbvbrns, Surro. 

* Son of Nathaniel^, d. Dec. 4, 1732, d. 1804. 
t On record in New York. — 


Joseph Moore* and Helena had 

427. ||STBPHEN^ d. March 14, 1799, at 

Flushing, L. I.; buried at Newtown, 
L. I. 

428. II Joseph^, m. Joanna ; he d. 

1804 (will) ; no children. 

429. IIDaniei.', m. Douglass (?); he 

was dead in 1802 (will of Joseph'). 


430. John' was alive 1802 (will of Joseph"). 

431. Job',* m. July 13, 1768, (L), Deborah 

Stillwell (?); he was alive in 1802 
(will of Joseph'). 

432. IICapT. James', b. 1752, m. i. Rebecca 

, d. 1792 ; 2. Abigail , 

d. 1847; he d. November 29, 1832, 
aet. 80 ; youngest son (will of Jo- 

433. Phebe', m. Hutchison, eldest 

daughter ; was alive in 1802. 

434. Elizabeth', b. 1740, youngest daugh- 
ter, under 18 in 1757; not mentioned 
in brother Joseph's will, 1802. 

427. Stephen Moore^ (Joseph*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'). 

There is evidence that Stephen Moore^ was a business man and followed the 
water. Several letters in the possession of Mrs. J. S. Chambers, of Trenton, give 
valuable information as to his relations. One letter dated New York, February 
20, 1786, Staten Island, another dated February 23, 1786, Staten Island, were 
written by J. C. Donganf to Stephen Moore, one about farm work, the other 
about "the schooner." Another letter written from Jamaica, Long Island, June 
26, 1789, by Abraham Skinner to Stephen Moore ; he wants him to come over to 
see him about his business. It is directed to Stephen Moore near Trenton. 
Another letter from J. C. Dongan, Newtown, Long Island, October 18, 1790, 
about the farm business. Another letter directed to Stephen Moore at Mr. John 
Dongan's, near Decker's Ferry, Staten Island, Jamaica, November 6, 1787, reads : 

Sir : I saw Mr. Robert Moore a few days since, and he says send for him to come to 
Jamaica, \,. I., to attend court in the prosecution of a demand against the Executor of Samuel 
Sackett. Signed. Abraham Skinner, t 

A letter to Abraham Skinner, from near Trenton, from W. Cook, October 
5, 1 79 1, says that Stephen Moore has applied to him respecting his suit against 
the executor of Sackett, and that if Skinner will send him the papers or an extract 
of them he will endeavor to put them in a situation to be tried at the first oppor- 
tunity. Signed, W. Cook. 

A letter from David Moore" (John*, Samuel', Capt. Samuel') , Newtown, 
Hell Gate Neck, March 8, 1795, directed to Joseph Moore, Hopewell, New Jersey, 
a brother of Stephen Moore (Joseph and Helena) , informs him that Stephen has 
fallen sick in the township of Flushing at the house of Mr. Edmund Willetts. 
Signed, " From your friend David Moore." 

Another letter from David Moore, dated March 26, 1799, to Joseph Moore, 
Hopewell, informs him that his brother Stephen died the 14th of March at Flush- 
ing, at the house of Mrs. Comwell and Mrs. Willetts, sister of Ned Willetts, 
where he had the greatest care and attention. He was buried at Newtown, 
amongst his relations. Signed, David Moore. 

428. Joseph Moore' (Joseph*, m. Helena , Joseph', Capt. Samuel", 

Rev. John') and Joanna . 

Joseph Moore" died in 1804, without children. In his will he mentions his 
"aged mother" and directs that after his wife, Joanna, is provided for, the re- 
mainder of the estate, two years after his death, shall be sold and the money put 

* Job Moore was made ^ardian of Helena Moore, 4.4, 1786. 

t J. C. Dongan, m. Patience Moore' (John*, m. Hannah Whitehead). 

X Abraham Skinner was Clerk of the Court. 


out at Interest, one-third of the latter going to the widow, and the remaining 
two-thirds, after taking out sufficient to support his mother, to be equally divided 
between his brothers and sister, John, Job, James, and Phebe Hutchinson. If 
my brother James have no children, his share shall be equally divided among the 
children of " my deceased brother, Daniel Moore." The above brother James 
was alive in 1804, for he signed the paper when probated. There was a James 
Moore who died intestate, 2.14, 1801, who could not be the person mentioned in 
the above will. 

The following inventory is of interest : 

December 12, 1776. 

An Inventory of Cattle & Sheep taken from Joseph Moore by some of the British troops. 
4 Milch Cows. 

3 three year Old Heiffers at 5^, los pr Head 24 o o 

3 yearling Bulls at 2^, los pr Head 16 10 o 

I two year Old Heiffer 7 10 

I Bull four years old 300 

one Yoke of Fat Oxen 700 

8 Sheep at 12 pr Head 25 o o 

^87 16 

429. Daniel Moore' (Joseph*, m. Helena , Joseph', Capt. Samuel', 

Rev. John') and Douglass ? 

Joseph Moore', brother of Daniel Moore^ in his will, dated 1802 and pro- 
bated 1804, says, if James should die without issue, his part shall be divided among 
the children of Daniel Moore, deceased. 

Daniel Moore' and Douglas? had 

435. Daniei, Dougi,as^, m. Mary , d. 

1851 (will); he rf. 1839, Bloomsbury, 
Mercer County, N. J., intestate. [436] 

435. Daniel Douglas Moore' and Mary had 

436. Mary Ann'. 440. John Hbnry'. 

437. Henrietta', m. Daniel Hale. 

438. SamuBI, I/.', not named in mother's 

will, 1851. 

439. Ei,izabeth', m. Moses Woodward. 

441. Edward T.', m. Ellen 1,. ; will 

1864-1885 ; mentions " my children." 

442. Chari,es E.' 

432. Capt. James Moore' (Joseph*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and 1i_ebecca and Abigail . 

Capt. James Moore's record cannot be better given than by the inscription 
on his tombstone at Princeton : 

" In memory of Capt. James Moore who died at Princeton, November 29th, 
1832, aet. 80 years. 

" Capt. Moore enjoyed in a high degree the confidence and esteem of his 
townsmen. In his country's struggle for independence, he was an active and effi- 
cient officer in the militia of his native State. At the time of his death, and many 
years before, he was Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Princeton. 

" He was trustee of the Presbyterian Church from 1786 to 1831. He attended 
upon the Council of Safety and executed the requests and orders of that body in 
Princeton. ' ' 

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" Defence of the college was not long persisted in. Captain James Moore, 
of the Princeton militia, with a few others, burst open one of the doors and de- 
manded the surrender of the troops within. They complied, and, with a few in- 
valids, were made prisoners. The greater number of their fellow soldiers were 
already on their retreat towards New Brunswick. Washington, after despatching 
a detachment under Major Kelly of the Pennsylvania militia to break the bridge 
over Stony Brook, to retard the advance of Cornwallis, followed up the fleeing 
enemy as far as Kingston."* 

342. Abigail Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Samuel 
Washburn^ had 

443. EwzABBTH Washburn''. | 444. Hannah Washburn''. 

343. S&ckett Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Abigail 
Moore* (Nathaniel', m. Joanna Prudden, Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'). 

Sackett Moore* settled on the Scotch Road near Trenton, N. J. One mile 
from Trenton, on the Pennington Road, the Scotch Road branches off to the left 
and for about two and a quarter miles goes northwest, after which it bends to the 
northeast for a little distance, and thence its course is a little west of north. The 
road which leads from McKonkey's Ferry runs east of north, and one and one- 
fourth miles from the river it crosses the River Road at the Bear Tavern, eight 
miles from Trenton ; two miles farther it crosses the Scotch Road, seven miles 
from Trenton, t 

Sackett Moore* and Abigail Moore* had 

445. NaThanibi,', b. Dec. 8, 1741,10. Mary 

Mershon ; he d. September 30, 1781; 
no children. 

446. Capt. Joseph*, b. August 14, 1744, 

unmarried, d. March 20, 1803. 

447. Joanna*, b. July 17, 1747, m. Andrew 

Smith (? Andrew) ; she d. June i, 

448. IIJESSE*, b. April 14, 1750, m. June 4, 

1772, (L), St. Michael's and Ziou 

Church, Philadelphia, i. Susannah 
Lawrence, b. October 8, 1751, d. 
March 10, 1814 ; Januaiy 19, 1815, 2. 
Hannah Woodward (Daniel), b. 
April 12, 1789, d. April 9, 1875 (wUl); 
he d. July 8, 1839, aet. 89 (wUl). 

449. IISackett*, Jr., i5. January 7, 1754, m. 
Elizabeth Clifford, b. November 6, 
1768, d. November 28, 1830 ; he d. 
July 29, 1820. [450] 

448. Jesse Moore" (Sackett*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Susannah Lawrence and Hannah Woodward (Daniel). 

Jesse Moore was a member of Capt. John Mott's company. First Regiment, 
Hunterdon County, N. J., in the War of the Revolution. He was a trustee of the 
First Presbyterian Church, of Hopewell, at Pennington. He had no children by 
either wife. 

Hannah Woodward Moore, in her will, speaks of Hannah Maria Taylor, 
her adopted daughter. The latter was her great niece, daughter of her niece, 
Eliza Ann Taylor, wife of Burroughs Taylor. The family Bible of Jesse Moore is 
in the possession of Hannah Maria Taylor. 

• The Battle of Princeton, James C. Moffat, D.D., in the Princeton Book, 342. 

t Samuel Washburn and Samuel Moore, Younger, had the same pew at Newtown. 

J Barber's New Jersey Historical Collection, 292. 



449. SacRett MooreS Jr., (Sackett*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') 
and Elizabeth Clifford. 

Sackett Moore* was a soldier during the Revolution in Capt. John Mott's 
Co., First Regiment, Hunterdon County, N. J. 

Some of the Cliffords are buried at Solesbury, below Lambertville, on the 
Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. 

Sackett Moore', Jr., and Elizabeth Clifford had 

450. IIAbigaii,^, b. August 20, 1794, m. May 

II, 1814, Joseph Scudder Hart* (Na- 
thaniel', Josiah^ Ralph'), b. Sep- 
tember 14, 1788, d. March 9, 1866 ; 
she 0?. August 3, 1879. [45 1] 

450. Abigail Moore' and Joseph Scudder Hart* had 

451. IINaThaniEi, Hart', b. April 24, 1816, 
m. Jane Atchley (Jesse, m. Jane 

) ; herf. March 25, 1881. 


452. IISackett Moorb Hart', b. November 
4, 1824, m. May 22, 1844, Mary P. 
Blackwell, b. December 16, 1825, d. 

October 15 1899 ; he rf. , Har- 

bourtown, N.J. [457] 

451. Nathaniel Hart' (Abigail Moore' m. Joseph Scudder Hart, Sackett', 
Jr., Sackett', Joseph", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^ and Jane jitchley had 



Mary Hast«, b. April 23, 1839, m. J. 
Smith Scudder, Scudder's Fall, Mer- 
cer Co., N. J. 

Elizabeth Hart*, b. July 24, 1844, 
m. Wallace Buckman, Fallsington, 
Bucks Co., Penna. 

455. J. Scudder HarT^, 5. Jan. 5, 1847, m. 

Willhanna Scudder (William, m. 
Mary , Scudder's Falls). 

456. Emma HarT^, b. Oct. 4, 1849, m. Aaron 

Cook, Ivawrenceville, N. J. 

452. SacRett Moore Hart' (Abigail Moore', m. Joseph Scudder Hart, 
Sackett', Jr., Sackett*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary P. 
"BlacXWell had 

458. Livingston Hart', b. June 11, 1846, 
d. June 8, 1847. 

459. George Hart*, b. March 22, 1849, m. 
Sept. I, 1875, Harriet W. Betz, b. 
Sept. I, 1857 ; he of. . 


Elizabeth MoorE Hart*, b. Dec. 6, 
1847, m. Dec. 6, 1870, William Har- 
rison Muirhead, b. Sept. 15, 1841 ; 
she d. . 

344. Benjamin Moore* (Joseph*, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary 

Hart (John', m. Sarah ). 

Benjamin Moore* disposed of his property at Hell Gate Neck, Newtown, 
L. I., in 1741-2, to his father Joseph, and removed to Trenton, N. J. The at- 
tached release explains the transaction : 

This Indenture of Release made the twentieth day of February in the fifteenth year of 
his majesties Reign and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & forty one two 

Between Benjamin Moore of Newtown, in Queens County on Nassau Island in the Col- 
ony of New York Yeoman of the one part & Joseph Moore his father of the aforesaid place of 
the other part. 

Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Moore for & in consideration of the sum of One hun- 
dred & Seventy pounds Current Money of the foresaid Colony well & truely by the said Joseph 
Moore to him the said Benjamin Moore in hand paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of these 

• From Jane Atchley Hart living, at Pennington, with her daughter, Mrs, Emma Cook, 

House near Birmingham where Washington is said to have stopped for Breakfast 

From " Hai-por'Ei Weekly." — Copyright, 1902, by Harper & Brothers. 


presents the Receipt whereof the said Benjamin Moore doth hereby acknowledge himself there- 
with to be fully & Intirely Satisfied Contented & paid & thereof and therefrom and of & from 
ever part and parcel thereof he doth fully freely Clearly & absolutely acquit Exonerate Release 
& discharge the said Joseph Moore his Executors & Administrators Hath Granted bargained 
Sold, Conveyed, Enfeoflfed, Released Assured & Confirmed and by these presents doth Grant, 
bargain, Sell, Convey, Enfeoff, Release, assure & Confirm unto the said Joseph Moore and to 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

All that the one third part of all and Singular the ffarm whereon I now live lying and be- 
ing Scituate in Hellgate neck in Newtown aforesaid Vizt. lands. Meadows houseings. Orchards 
Woods & underwoods belonging to the same. 

To Have and to Hold the said third part of the Farm bequeathed as above said unto the 
said Joseph Moore and his heirs and Assigns for ever, to his & their sole and only proper use 
benefit & behoof so that neither the said Benjamin Moore his heirs Executors or Administrators 
nor any other person or persons for him or in his or their name or Names nor in the name, 
Right or stead of any of them shall have any Claim Challenge or demand of in or to the said 
third part of the ffarm bequeathed aforesaid or any part thereof but they & every of them Shall 
be utterly Excluded and forever by these presents Debarred. 

In Witness whereof the said Benjamin Moore hath hereunto sett his hand & Seal the 
day and year first above Written 
Sealed & Delivered 
in the presence of Benjamin Moore Jun SEAI, 

John MacDannaugh 

Sackett Moore 

William Moore 

N. York nth January 1742/3 
This Day personally appeared before me Phillip Cortlandt one of his Majesties Council for 
the Province of New York the within Subscriber Benjamin Moore Junr who acknowledged this 
Indenture to be his Voluntary Act, and Deed I having perused the same & finding no Material 
Raizors or Interlinations do allow this may be recorded 

Phillip Cortlandt 
Entered being duely examined the 22d of Janry 1742/3 by me 

And. Clark. 

He lived at Birmingham, Trenton township. It was at his house that 
General Washington took breakfast before the opening of the battle of Trenton, 
December 25, 1776.* The house is still standing and a bronze tablet near, com- 
memorates the event. 

Mary Hart^ was the daughter of John* and his wife Sarah . The 

name of John Hart' is signed to an agreement, dated August 26th, 1703, showing 
that he was in Hopewell township as early as that, at least. He was the ancestor 
of the "White Harts." Mrs. Georgiana Townsend has a pewter platter about 
eighteen inches in diameter, marked on the back with a crown and a double 
eagle. The plate is also marked S. * I . The platter evidently belonged to 
Sarah and John Hart. H. 

Benjamin Moore* and Mary Hart had 

460. ||ISRAEI,^ *. April 25, 1751, O. S., May 

6,i75i,N.S.,m.Jan. 4,1775, Catharine 
Carpenter, of Trenton Township 
(John, m. Mary Hart), b. Sept. 26, 
1753 ; d. Feb. 22, 1835, aet. 82 ; he d. 
March 5, 1829 (will). [463] 

461. IISarah^, b. 1754, m. Joseph Moore* 

(John*, m. Patience Moore, Capt. 
SamueP, Capt. SamueF, Rev. John'), 

of Newtown, L. I., b. Feb. 12, 1750 ; 
she d. May 9, 1816, aet. 62 yrs., 4 
mo. [91] 
462. l|Wil,l,lAM SackBTT*, b. Sept. 23, 1758, 
m. Elizabeth Moore^ (Benjamin*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. 
John'), b. Feb. 3, 1758, d. Nov. 14, 
1828 ; he d. Feb. 3, 1825, at Trenton, 
N.J. [418], [472], [1075] 

460. Israel Moore'^ (Benjamin^ Joseph', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Catharine Carpenter (John, m. Mary Hart). 

Israel Moore^, during the Revolution, was a soldier in Capt. John Mott's 
company. First Regiment, Hunterdon County, N. J. He was financial ofiEcer of 
Trenton in 1814. 

* Raum's History of Trenton. 



Israel Moore' and Catharine Carpenter had 

463. ||Aaron«, b. Oct. 23, 1775, m. Feb. 12, 

1817, Sarah Burroughs" (Jeremiah^ 
James*, John', John^ John^), b. Aug. 
22, 1797, d. Jan. 28, 1881; he rf. Dec. 
17, 1849. [467] 

464. SARAH^ b. Aug. II, 1777, unmarried, 

d. Jan. 17, 1829. 

465. Mary", b. April 12, 1781, unmarried, 

d. Jan. 2, 1801. 

466. EwzabBTh", b. Jan. 29, 1785, m. March 

17, 1808, Josiah Hart, b. Oct. 21, 1782, 
d. May, 1864, Trustee of Pennington 
Presbyterian Church ; she d. Aug. 
16, 1850; no children. 

463. Aaron Moore' (Israel', Benjamin^ Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^ 
and Sarah Burroughs^ (Jeremiah', James*, John', John', John'). 

Sarah Burroughs" was the daughter of Jeremiah' and Jemima Scudder 
(Jedediah), the granddaughter of James* and Mary Jones, the great-granddaugh- 
ter of John' and , the great-great-granddaughter of John' and Marga- 
ret Woodward (I^ambert), and the great-great-great-granddaughter of John\ the 
ancestor of families of this name in New Jersey, an Englishman, who came to 
Massachusetts, and was living in Salem in 1637. He came to Newtown and was 
Overseer March, 1665, to April, 1666. He died in 1678. 

Aaron Moore' and Sarah "Burroughs had 

469. Sarah Jsmima', b. Feb. 16, 1834, d. 
May 8, 1834. 
Virginia', b. June 4, 1835, m. Dec. 28, 


Catharine Eliza', b. Jan. 22, 1818, 
d. Dec. 18, 1832, aet. 14. 

IIMary Ann', b. Nov. 23, 1825, un- 
married, d. Oct. 14, 1880 ; buried in 
Ewing Church yard. 


1859, Benjamin F. Hendrickson, d. 
Oct.22, 1897; she rf. Aug. 19,1875. [471] 

468. Mary Ann Moore.' 

Dr. McClelland, of Philadelphia, performed an operation for cataracts in 
both her eyes with success. She died at the house of her brother-in-law, Benja- 
min F. Hendrickson, in Ewing Township, and left her property to him by will. 

470. Virginia Moore' and "Benjamin F. Hendric'k.son had 

471. Mary Hendrickson", d. young. 

462. William Sackett Moore' (Benjamin*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Elizabeth Moore' (Benjamin*, Nathaniel', m. Joanna Prud- 
den, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'). 

William Sackett Moore' was a Justice of the Peace in Trenton Township, 
1795, Assistant Assessor of the seventh assessment district in the third division 
of New Jersey under the Act of Congress passed July 9, 1798, and Assessor of 
Trenton Township, Hunterdon County (nowjMercer County), from 1800 to 1825. 

William Sackett Moore' ^nAlElizabeth Moore' had 


472. II Maria", b. April 26, 1792, m. April 7, 

1812, Benjamin Fish^, of Trenton 
(Benjamin*, Benjamin', Nathan^, 
Jonathan^), b. Nov. 15, 1785, d. June 
22, 1880; she d. July 26, 1865. [478] 

473. Ann", b. Dec. 18, 1793, m. June 11, 1827, 

Capt. lycwis Parker, of South Tren- 
ton (his second wife), b. June 25, 
1787, d. Aug. 2, 1879; she d. Aug. 
3, 1871 ; no children. 

IIBbnjamin", b. Jan. 8, 1795, m. Feb. 20, 
1816, Rebecca Scudder (Abner), b. 
March 8, 1793, d. May 13, 1865; herf. 
May 5, 1847, Philadelphia, Pa. [498] 

475. Eliza", b. Oct. 29, 1797, unmarried, 

d. May 30, 1880. See will. 

476. llWiLLiAM Israel", b. July 23, 1804, 

m. Widow Mary Scott; he d. April 
16, 1877, Danville, 111.; buried there; 
no children. 

477. Charles", b. May 31, 1809, d. Nov. 5, 



472. Maria Moore' (William Sackett', Benjamin*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and "Benjamin Fish'' (Benjamin*, Benjamin, 'm. Sarah Moore, 
Nathan", Jonathan'). 

Benjamin Fish' was born in Ewing Township, N. J., November 15, 1785 ; 
he was the son of Benjamin*, born on 1,. I., and Abigail Howell (Joshua), the 
grandson of Benjamin' and Sarah Moore (Joseph, of Newtown,), who removed to 

Ewing, N. J., the great-grandson ofNathan' and , who lived in Newtown, 

great-great-grandson of Jonathan', who at Newtown was a magistrate under the 
Dutch in 1661 and 1662. Benjamin' removed to Trenton in 1808. When the 
war with Great Britain broke out in 181 2 he became interested in vessels plying 
between Philadelphia and Trenton, and soon after engaged in the business of 
transporting commissary stores and ordinance across the state for the Government 
and general merchandise for the public. He was also engaged in the lumber and 
mercantile business. In 1825 he became connected with the Union I^ine Stage 
and Steamboat Co., for the transportation of passengers and merchandise between 
New York and Philadelphia. The firm was Hill, Fish & Abbe. He continued 
in this business until the Camden & Amboy Railroad was built, of which he 
was one of the original projectors and stockholders. He was annually elected a 
Director for a period of fifty years. He was a Director of the Camden & Philadel- 
phia Ferry Co., President of the Trenton Delaware Bridge Co., Director of Tren- 
ton Banking Co., elected February 11, 1833, and served for nearly forty -seven 
years. He kept an account with the Bank from 18 10 till his death, a period of 
seventy years, was Manager of Trenton Savings Fund Society firom its organization 
till 1880, Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church from 1825 to 1880 and Presi- 
dent of the Board from 1864 to 1880, President of the Delaware Fire Co. in 182 1, 
and Member of House of Assembly in 1835. In politics he was an old-time Whig, 
afterward a Republican. 

Maria Moore' and "Benjamin Fish had 

478. William Sackbtt Fish', b. April 28, 

1813, d. in infancy. 

479. IIJONATHAN Sackstt Fish', d. May 

19, 181S, m. September 21, 1837, 
Emmeline Howell' (Dr. John*, Pe- 
ter", Joshua^ DanieP), b. September 
17, 1815, d. September 10, 1887 ; he 
d. April 29, 1872. [487] 

480. Rebecca Ann Fish', b. February 7, 

1817, d. in infancy. 

481. Clementina Elizabeth Fish', b. 

May 2, 1818, d. in infancy. 

482. II Asa Israel Fish', b. February 16, 

1820, m. April 8, 1856, Elizabeth H. 
Shreve (Ralph), b. December 20, 
1828, d. May 3, 1859 ; he d. May 5, 
1879- [493] 

483. Benjamin Moore Fish', b. May 18, 

1822, unmarried, d. May 21, 1874. 

484. II Emma Maria Fish', b. December 27, 

1825, m. October 28, 1846, John Story 
Chambers* (John*, John", Alexan- 
der^, John'), b. November 27, 1823, 

d. February 23, 1901 ; she d. . 


485. IIAuGDSTiNE Hallett Fish', b. No- 

vember 18, 1828, m. October 10, 
1854, Sarah P. Cheeseman (Rev. 
Lewis, of Philadelphia) ; he d. Aug- 
ust 3, 1872, Cooperstown, N. Y.; no 

486. Robert L. Stevens Fish', b. July 31, 

1831, d. in infancy. 

479. Jonathan Sackett Fish' (Maria Moore', m. Benjamin Fish, 
William Sackett', Benjamin*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Emme= 
lineHoWelV (Dr. John*, Peter', Joshua', Daniel'). 

Jonathan Sackett Fish' was Treasurer of the City of Trenton, also member 
of the New Jersey Assembly in 1858. 

Emmeline Howell was a daughter of Dr. John*, an eminent physician of 
Trenton, and Lydia Taylor (Benjamin), of Philadelphia, the granddaughter of 



Peter' and Sarah Preston, the great-granddaughter of Joshua' and Rebecca Reed, 
the great-great-granddaughter of Daniel', who came from Long Island to Ewing, 

Jonath&n Sackett Fish' and Emmeline HoWell had 

487. Emily Augusta Fish', b. July 12, 1840, 
m. May 21, i862,FrederickAugustus 
Auten, b. Aug. i, 1838, d. Jan. 29, 
1893; she d. Nov. 8, 1898, Trenton, 
N.J. [489] 

488. Frances Maria Fish', 6. April 17, 
1842, d. Jan. 25, 1847. 

487. Emily Augusta Fish' and Frederick Augustus Auten had 

489. Elizabeth P. AuTBn', b. October 4, 

1862, tn. February 25, 1891, James I. 
Magee, Matawan, N. J. 

490. II Harry Fish Auten', b. June 20, 1864, 

m. April 14, 1890, Clara Mary Par- 

ker (Lewis Parker of Trenton). 

491. Frederick P. Auten', b. March 12, 
1866, m. July 30, 1889, Leona H. 
Slack (William B.). 

490. Harry Fish Auten' and Clara Mart; Parker had 

492. Margery Parker Auten'", b. 1882, 
d. June 6, 1901. 

482. Asa Israel Fish' (Maria Moore^ m. Benjamin Fish, William Sack- 
ett', Benjamin*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth H. 
ShreVe (Ralph). 

Asa Israel Fish' was graduated at Harvard College 1842, at Har- 
vard I^aw School 1845, was a member of the Philadelphia Bar, conducted the 
editorial department of the I,aw journal of that City, was Council for the Phila- 
delphia and Trenton R. R. Co. until the lease by the Pennsylvania R. R. Co., and 
was a member of the Mercantile I,ibrary Association. He received the degree of 
Lly.B. from the University of Pennsylvania, July 5, 1852, and the degree of LL.D. 
from Kenyon College, Ohio, June 27, 1867. He was well acquainted with Eng- 
lish literature and was a thorough scholar. 

Asa Israel Fish' and Elizabeth H. ShreVe had 

493. Henry S. Fish', b. April 2, 1857, d. 
January 21, 1858. 

484. Emma Maria Fish' (Maria Moore', m. Benjamin Fish, William 
Sackett^ Benjamin*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John Story 
Chambers* (John*, John', Alexander', John'). 

Emma Maria Fish' (Mrs. Chambers) has furnished much valuable matter 
connected with the New Jersey family. She has many original letters and docu- 
ments which have helped to unravel the history of the family. Among family 
antiques she has six teaspoons that belonged to her great-great-grand- 
mother, Elizabeth Moore, which were buried in the garden during the Revolution, 
an Oxford Bible that belonged to Sackett Moore, 1724, letters of administration 
on the estate of Sackett Moore, dated December 6th, 1753, an inventory of cattle 


and sheep taken from Joseph Moore by the British troops, dated December 12, 
1776, inherited from the Moore family of Long Island, and a shawl presented to 
her mother by the wife of Capt. James Moore, of Princeton, N. J. 

John Story Chambers^ was the son of John* and KHzabeth Scudder (John), 
the grandson of John', and Elizabeth Story, of Cranbury, the great-grandson of 
Alexander^ and Rose Crage {b. at Belentopen, Ireland), the great-great-grandson 
of John Chambers^ who came from Antrim, Ireland, in 1730, and settled in Tren- 
ton, N. J. 

He was prominently identified with the interests of Trenton, occupying 
many positions of trust and responsibility. In 1856 he was elected treasurer of 
the Trenton Gas Light Company and a year later was made director and general 
manager. In early life he was greatly interested in military affairs and in 1843 
was made corporal of Capt. Hamilton's troop of cavalry, and in 1846 was a mem- 
ber of the National Guard. In 1861 he joined Company A., Seventh Regiment. 
In 1 841 he was elected a member of the Union Fire Company. He was chosen 
secretary of that company in 1846 and finally president in i860. In 1859 he was 
chosen trustee of the Trenton Academy, at the same time being made secretary, 
and in 1872 was chosen treasurer. He was elected for the third time on October 
2 1 St, 1884, as manager of the Trenton Saving Fund Society. Recognizing his 
worth, the management of the Mechanics National Bank elected him a director in 
January, 1879. He was elected vice-president in 1888. Mr. Chambers became 
connected with the Merchants Transportation Company as director. The ofiSce 
of president was given him December 10, 1884. 

Early in life he joined the First Presbyterian Church and was actively en- 
gaged in the work of this organization in 1856, when he was a teacher in the 
mission school connected therewith, which school was situated on Princeton ave- 
nue. In 1857 he was elected clerk of the board of trustees of the church, holding 
the position until 1874. Hewas a trustee from 1865 to 1874 and an elder from 
1866 to 1874. He took a prominent part in the organization of the Fifth Presby- 
terian Church, the first meeting of the trustees being held at Mr. Chambers' home. 
Four years later he withdrew from the Fifth Church and afterwards rejoined the 

Mr. Chambers was commissioner of the Sinking Fund for thirty-two years, 
from 1866 to 1898, and served without pay. In 1897 hewas honored by the plac- 
ing of his portrait in the Council Chamber. The portrait was presented to the 
city by the president of the City Council, Frederick A. Walker, on behalf of the 
citizens, and it was accepted by Mayor Sickel. Mr. Walker, in his presentation 
speech, showed that during his thirty-two years of service through various politi- 
cal changes in the city government Mr. Chambers handled $1,936,457.37 at an ex- 
pense to the city of only $29.90 for books and stationery. 

Emma Maria Fish' andyo^n Story Chambers had 

494. IIJOHN Story Chambers*, 6. April i, 1 496. ||Bbnjamin Fish Chambers*, b. Au- 

1848. I gust 15, 1850, d. August 22, 1885. 

495. William Moore Chambers', 6. 497. IIThomas Stryker Chambers', 6. 

March 22, 1849, d. August 23, 1871. | March 13, 1852. 

494. John Story Chambers' is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic 
College, Troy, N. Y., a Civil Engineer. 



496. Benjamin Fish Chambers' was graduated at Princeton, 1872, 
admitted to the Bar, 1875, Counsellor-at-I/aw, 1878, member of New Jersey As- 
sembly, 1885. 

497. Thomas Stryker Chambers' was a member of the New Jersey 
Assembly in 1889, is a Director of the Trenton Banking Co., Secretary of the 
Trenton Gas I^ight Co., was Commissioned Major of 4th Regt. N. J. U. S. Vol. 
Inf. by Gov. Voorhees, July 15th, 1898, mustered into service at Sea Girt, N. J., 
July 17th, 1898, at Camp Voorhees, Sea Girt, N. J., from July 20th, 1898, 
to October 8th, 1898, at Camp Meade, Pennsylvania, October loth, 1898, to 
November 13th, 1898, at Camp Wetherill, Greenville, South Carolina, November 
14th, 1898. 

485. Augustine Hallett Fish' (Maria Moore', m. Benjamin Fish, 
William Sackett', Benjamin*, Joseph", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah 
P. Cheeseman (Rev. Lewis). 

Augustine Hallett Fish' was graduated at Princeton College in 1847, 
studied medicine with Dr. George P. Wood, of Philadelphia, was graduated from 
the medical department of University of Pennsylvania, 1851, entered Bleckley 
Hospital, Philadelphia, as resident physician in 1851 and remained until 1854. He 
was visiting physician to the Philadelphia Dispensary and Charity Hospital, and 
attended the wounded soldiers who were brought to the Philadelphia Hospital at 
the time of the Rebellion. He settled in Philadelphia as a practicing physician in 

474. Benjamin Moore° (William Sackett^ Benjamin*, Joseph^ Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and "R^ebecca Scudder^ (Abner', Daniel', John', Rich- 
ard B.*, John', John', Thomas'). 

Benjamin Moore', lived in Philadelphia. 

Rebecca Scudder^ was the daughter of Abner' and Phebe Howell (Peter), 
the granddaughter of Daniel' and Mary Snowden, of Burlington County, the 
great-granddaughter of John' and Phebe Howell (Daniel), the great-great-grand, 
daughter of Richard Betts*, who came to Ewing as early as 1709, and Hannah 
Reeder, the great-great-great-granddaughter of John', of Newtown, L. I., and 
Joanna Betts (Capt. Richard), whom he married in 1669, the great-great-great- 
great-granddaughter of John', who removed from Salem to Southold in 1651, to 
Huntingdon in 1657 and to Newtown before 1660, and Mary King (William and 
Dorothy), the great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Thomas' and Eliza- 
beth (will 1657). 

Benjamin Moore' and Rebecca Scudder* had 

498. HAbnbr Scddder', 6. December 19, 

1 816, m. June ii, 1844, Susan Dole, 
of Lynn Mass. (Paul, of Haverhill, 
Mass.), living at Lynn, Mass.; he d. 
July 7, 1871, at Lynn, Mass. [507] 

499. IICarounb H.', 6. March 20, 1818, tn. 

February 2, 1848, Frederick Dress- 
ier, of Philadelphia ; she d. January 
15, 1882. [521] 

500. Wii,i,iAM C, *. October 18, 1821, 
unmarried, d. March 11, 1862, Or- 
marga, 111. 

501. Maria Ei<izabbth'', b. December 20, 
1819, unmarried, d. June 7, 1856. 

502. ISRABi, Sackbtt', b. November r, 
1823, m. October 31, 1850, Hester 
Ann Knox, Philadelphia ; he d. 
January 14, 1894. [523] 

• From the Bible of Benjamin and Rebecca Moore. 



503. IISarah Ann', b. September 5, 1825, m. 

April 6, 1848, Charles S. Moulder, 
Philadelphia, b. April 19, 1827, d. 
June I, 1884 ; she a. . [527] 

504. IIBENJAMIN Pish'', *. May 24, 1828, m. 

December 6, 1866, Clorinda Wales, 
East Randolph, Mass. [531]. 

505. IIGborgiana Augusta', b. Pebruary 

12, 1831, m. August 22, 1848, John 
Townsend, N. Y., d. January 7, 
1852 ; she d. . [534] 

506. Catharine Janb', b. February 15, 

1842, d. September 10, 1834. 

498. Abner Scudder Moore' and Susan Dole* had 

507. Mary Sb;i,ina Moors', b. March 28, 


508. Susan Caroline', b. May 15, 1847, d. 

January 2, 1850. 

509. Wiwam', b. October 2, 1850, d. Octo- 

ber 19, 1850. 

510. Benjamin', b. September 25, 1851, d. 

September 7, 1853. 
Sii. Elizabeth Chase*, b. July 27, 1853, 
d. January, 1854. 

512. Henry', b. December 28, 1854, d. Jan- 

uary 2, 1856. 

513. IIArThur', *. February 4, 1856, m. Oc- 

tober 29, 1884, Helen Rhodes Ban- 
croft (Thomas F., Lynn, Mass.) 

514. Ella Chase,' b. February 17, 1859, ''• 

May 10, 1859. 

515. Gertrude Silvers', b. January 26, 


513. Arthur Moore' and Helen Rhodes Bancroft had 

516. William Bancroft*, b. Dec. 26, 1885. 

517. Arthur Scudder', b. Oct. 24, 1887, d. 

June 24, 1902. 

518. Harold R.', b. March 22, 1889, d. 
Nov. 27, 1889. 

519. ETHEL Louisa', b. April 19, 1891. 

520. Helen Catharine*, b. July 28, 1894. 

499. Caroline Moore' and Frederick Dressier had 

521. Charles Dressler'. 

522. Emma Dressler', m. Isaac Himmil- 

502. Israel Sackett Moore' and Hester Ann Knox had 

523. Alexander', m. Anna Lane. | 525. William'. 

524. Mary', m. Joseph Waitle. 

526. Lizzie*, m. William Brown. 

503. Sarah Ann Moore' and Charles S. Moulderi had 

527. Charles B. Moulder', b. April 26, 

1849, m. Lillie Lane. 

528. Benjamin Moore Moulder', b. Nov. 

12, 1850, unmarried, d. June 12, 1876. 

529. Sarah Moulder', *. May 2i, 1852, 

unmarried, d. Dec. 8, 1879. 

530. Augustine Moulder', b. Sept. 25, 


504. Benjamin Fish Moore' and Clorinda WalesX had 

531. William Ivins', b. March 3, 1870, d. 

July 17, 1870. 

532. Alice*, b. March 29, 1872, d. Sept. 17, 



Maria Wales', b. Jan. 28, 1874, d. 
Sept. 7, 1874. 

505. Georgiana Augusta Moore' and John ToWnsend had 

534. IIKaTE Townsend', b. July 28, 1849, 
m. December 13, 1877, Joseph Lin- 
gard Bryan, Philadelphia. [536] 

535. II Maria Durell Townsend', b. June 
2, 1852, m. March 5, 1874, Edward 
J. Ross. [538] 

• From Mary Selina Moore. 

t Information from Mrs. Sarah Ann Moulder. 

X Information from Benjamin Fish Moore. 


534. Kate Townsend' asxA Joseph L. Bryan had 

536. JOSEPH VALENTINE BRYAN', b. July I 537- Harold TownsEND Bryan», b. May 
17, 1879. I 8, 1883. 

535. Maria Durell Townsend' and EdWard J. Ross tad 

538. Fanny Huxchings Ross^, b. Decem- 

ber 24, 1875. 

539. tiDA Cram Ross', b. October 25, 1880. 

540. Edward Jackson Ross', Jr., *• Octo- 
ber, 22, 1883. 

476. William Israel Moore' (William Sackett^ Benjamin*, Joseph', 
Capt. Samuel", Rev. John'), and Widoti) Mary Scott. 

William Israel Moore" removed to Danville, 111., soon after 1830, where he 
was a merchant and owned a farm of three thousand acres. He was Ensign, 
Fayette Volunteer Company, First Battalion, Third Regiment, Hunterdon Brigade, 
March 18, 1826, commissioned by Gov. Isaac H. Williamson. 

346. Elizabeth Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Joseph "Baldtain' (Elnathan', John', John'). 

Joseph Baldwin*, was of Newark, N. J., the son of Elnathan', born at New- 
ark, N. J., 1687, removed to Hopewell Township 1708 (will 1739*). and Keziah 
Prudden, daughter of Rev. John Prudden, the grandson of John^ who settled at 

Newark, 1666, born at Milford, Ct.,i640±, and , the great-grandson of 

John', of Milford, Conn., 1638-9, owner of original lot, number 13, and buried 
there July 21, 1681. 

Elizabeth Moore* and Joseph Baldwin had 

541. Nathanibi, Baldwin^ I 543- Jemima Bai,dwin». 

542. EwzABEXH Baldwin*. I 

348. Capt. Samuel Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel, Rev. John') and 
Abigail Field^ (Robert*, m. Elizabeth Hicks, Elnathan', Robert', Robert') . 

Captain Samuel Moore* was a Whig and a member of the Newtown, 1,. I., 
Committee during the Revolution ; he remained at Newtown after the British 

Abigail Field' was of the family of De la Field or Delafield of the Vosges 
Mountains in France, which settled in England. She was the daughter of Robert*, 

b. May 12, 1698, and Elizabeth Hicks, the granddaughter of Elnathan' and 

, the great-granddaughter of Robert', who was a land-owner of Newtown 

as early as 1670 and was Overseer April, 1672, August, 1673, November, 1674- 

1675, April, 1678-1680, and , the great-great-granddaughter of Robert', 

a patentee of Flushing in 1645. 

Capt. Samuel Moore* and jibigail Field had 

544. IIMajor Robert*, b. 1758, unmarried, 
d. Feb., 1843, in 86th year. 

545. II Sarah*, m. Samuel Blackwell* (Jacob', 
JacoW, Robert^), b. 1769, d. Nov. 27, 
1832, aet. 73; she d. . [546] 

* Department of State, Trenton, Hunterdon County Wills, 4, 175. Witnesses, Nathaniel Moore, Enoch 
Armitage, Edward Hart. 


544. Major Robert Moore" (Capt. Samuel*, Joseph', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John'). 

Major Robert Moore' was Assessor at Newtown, 1786, 1796- 1805, was 
Overseer of the Poor 1794, 1797, and Commissioner of Highways in 1818. In 
1785 Robert Moore bought of John Moore, Sr., of Newtown, two tracts of land 
in Train's Meadow, sixteen acres with two houses, and twenty-three acres with 
an orchard, for eleven hundred and forty pounds. He joined the Presbyterian 
Church in 1799. 

545. SaraK Moore' (Capt. Samuel', Joseph', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') 
and Samuel 'Blaci{,b}elV (Jacob', m. Lydia Hallett (Joseph), Jacob^ m. Mary 
Hallett (Capt. William), Robert', m. Mary Manningham). 

Samuel Blackwell* was the son of Jacob' by Lydia Hallett, his second wife. 
Jacob', before the French and Indian War, was a Captain in the Newtown militia 
and afterward became Colonel. He was a prominent Whig in the Revolution ; 
his estates were confiscated by the British ; he was a member of the Provincial 
Convention ; he was a grandson of Jacob Blackwell' and great-grandson of Rob- 
ert'. Blackwell's Island belonged to the Blackwell family. 

Sarah Moore' and Samuel "BlackWell had 

546. IISarah Bi^ackwei,!,^, m. Captain 

Stephen Field, 6. October i, 1774, d. 
April 15, 1828 ; she d. . [547] 

546. Sarah Black-well' (Sarah Moore', m. Samuel Blackwell, Capt. Sam- 
uel*, Joseph', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') and Capt. Stephen Fte/d' (Stephen', 
m. Helena Whitehead, Robert*, m. Elizabeth Hicks, Elnathan', Robert', Robert'). 

Capt. Stephen Field' was the son of Stephen' and Helena Whitehead 
(Thomas), the grandson of Robert* and Elizabeth Hicks, the great-grandson of 
Elnathan', and great-great-grandson of Robert , the great-great-great-grandson of 
Robert'. See Capt. Samuel Moore* (Joseph'). 

Sarah BlacR-well' and Capt. Stephen Field had 

547. Abigaii, Field'. 

548. Helen Field', m. Cornelius Luyster. 

549. Sarah Maria Field'. 

550. Robert M. Field', d. New York City. 

551. STEPHEN Field'. 

552. Cornelia Field'. 

350. Nathaniel Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Joanna Hall had 

553. Nathaniel', m. Elizabeth Thompson ; I 554. Sarah^ m. Benjamin Waite. 
no children. | 

351. Phebe Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Foster 
SurroWes* (Thomas', Thomas', of Hopewell, Edward', of Jamaica, 1,. I.). 

Foster Burrowes* was son of Thomas' and , grandson of Thomas', 

of Hopewell, and , and great-grandson of Edward', of Jamaica, I,. I., 

and . 

Phebe Moore and Foster BurroWes had 

555. Nathaniel BuRROWES^ m. 1790, 
I. Elizabeth Stout (David); 2. Maria 
Coleman, Lawrence, N. J. [556] 



555. Nathaniel Burrowes' and Elizabeth Stout and Maria 
Coleman had 

Trenton, N. J. ) ; 2. Matilda Shatwell 
(George, m. Charlotte Grove"), of 
Manchester, England. George 

556. IIBUZA Ei<r.BN BuRROWES', m. Stacy- 

Potts* ; she d. Trenton, N. J. [560] 

557. Mary Burrowbs*, m. Joseph Fox. 

558. (Son) Bdrrowes*'. 

559. ||Rbv. George Burrowes', D.D., m. 

I. Eleanor Parker (Chariest, of 

Shatwell was one of the first to in- 
troduce modern machinery in his 
cotton mill ; he d. April 19, 1894 ; 
no children. 

556. Eliza Ellen Burrowes' (Nathaniel Burrowes^ m. Maria Coleman, 
Phebe Moore*, m. Foster Burrowes, Joseph', m. Sarah Sackett, Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Judge Stacy Potts* (William', Stacy', Thomas'). 

Stacy Potts* was editor of the Emporium of Trenton, N. J., was a 
lawyer and Judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, was elder of the First 
Presbyterian Church, of Trenton, was at times delegate to the General Assembly. 
He was the son of WiUiam' and Mary Gardiner (Theophilus), of Philadelphia, 
the grandson of Stacy', who removed from Trenton to Harrisburg, Pa., returned 
to Trenton, was Mayor for many years and a prominent Friend, and Esther Pan- 
coast (John), of Bucks County, the great-grandson of Thomas',! who lived at 
"White Hill." 

£,liza Ellen Burrowes* and Judge Stacy Potts had 

560. II Mary Potts', m. Andrew R. Titus. 


561. Ei,LEN Potts', m. i. Vandergrift, 

Trenton ; 2. Rev. F. R. Harbaugh, 

562. Gardiner Iv. Potts', d. , aet. 21. 

563. IIStacy Gardiner Potts', b. Harris- 

burg, 1800, d. April 9, 1865. [566a] 

564. Anna Potts', m. Dr. Helm, of Sing 

Sing, N. Y. 

565. Potts', d. in infancy. 

566. Potts', d. in infancy. 

563. Stacy Gardiner Potts' (FHza Ellen Burrowes", m. Judge Stacy 
Potts, Nathaniel Burrowes^ m. Maria Coleman, Phebe Moore*, m. Foster Burrowes, 
Joseph', m. Sarah Sackett, Captain SamueP, Rev. John'). 

Stacey Gardiner Potts' was a lawyer of Trenton, N. J., a trustee of I,afay- 
ette College, 1843-46, editor, member of the New Jersey Legislature, 1828-9, 
Clerk of the Court of Chancery, New Jersey, Judge of the Supreme Court of New 
Jersey, 1852-9, and author.§ 

Stacy Gardiner Potts' and 

S66a. Stacy Gardiner Potts, Jr., d. 
1858, Trenton, N. J. 


559. George Burrowes" (Nathaniel Burrowes^ m. Maria Coleman, 
Phebe Moore*, m. Foster Burrowes, Joseph', m. Sarah Sackett, Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Helen Parker (Charles) and Matilda Shattaell (George, 
m. Charlotte Grove). 

Rev. George Burrowes, D.D., was born in Trenton, N. J., April 3, 1811. 
He received his classical education at the school of Mr. James Hamilton, after- 

• Stacy Potts, m. i. Eliza Ann Burrowes (Nathaniel); 2. Cornelia Howe, daughter of Rev. Dr Howe oJ 
New Brunswick ; 3. Hannah Moore. ' ' 

t Brother of Gov. Parker of New Jersey. 

t He was probably son of Thomas Stacyi, who came to Burlington in the " Shield " 1670 
S "TheMenof I<afayette," Coffin. ' 


wards Professor of Mathematics in the University of Nashville, Tenn.; for three 
years he took charge of an Academy at AUentown, N. J., and in November, 1830, 
entered the Junior class in the College of New Jersey, where he graduated in 1832. 
In the fall of that year he commenced the study of theology in Princeton Seminary, 
but for some months he also acted as a tutor in the college, and completed his theo- 
logical course in the fall of 1835. In July, 1836, he became pastor of the West 
Nottingham Church, and what is now Port Deposit Church, at the same time taking 
charge of the West Nottingham Academy. His pastorate here was greatly blessed 
by numerous additions to the church. He became Professor of I,atin and Greek 
in Lafayette College in 1850, and filled the chair until March, 1855, when, much 
broken in health, for four years, he recruited his strength as a country pastor in 
Newtown, Pa. In June, 1859, he went to California with a commission from the 
Board of Education to lay the foundation of a Presbyterian college on the Pacific 
Coast, a work in which he was eminently successful. In 1865-9 ^is name again 
appeared on the catalogues of Lafayette College as Professor of Biblical Instruc- 
tion. Returning to California, he took an active part in the organization, in 187 1, of 
the San Francisco Theological Seminary, in which he was, from its opening, the 
Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature. In 1853 ^^ published his 
Commentary on the Song of Solomon, and three years later, "Octorara," a poem.* 

38. Benjamin Moore' (Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Jlnna SacketP 

(Joseph', Simon^ Simon'). 

Benjamin Moore' came into possession of the property, near Newtown vil- 
lage, previously owned by his grandfather. Rev. John Moore, and which later 
became the residence of John Jacob Moore^. Where Broadway, in Newtown vil- 
lage, turns towards the southwest and becomes the HaUett Cove Road, there is an 
old house, built between 1734 and 1738, still standing, called " the Witte house." 
This is the homestead of a branch of the Moore family. Before this the field 
belonged to Joseph Sackett and then to his son. Rev. Samuel Sackett. Opposite 
the Witte house is the land of Lieut. Samuel Moore*, son of Benjamin Moore*. 
The latter, who owned the land on the Shell Road, conveyed to his son, Lieut. 
Samuel*, thenorthwestemhalfof the cleared land and meadow and half the young 
orchard. Samuel* built a house on this lot, and died in 1788. The farm, after his 
death, became the property of Jacob Moore', brother of Bishop Moore, who married 
in succession Hannah and Elizabeth Waters. After Jacob Moore's death the 
property was divided among the Walker, Innes, John Jacob Moore estates and 
Locust Grove. Some of the property was owned by John Penfold. Bishop Moore 
was bom here, and Hannah Moore, wife of Capt. Daniel Sackett Moore. In 1715, 
Benjamin Moore' was sergeant in Capt. Daniel Stevenson's company of militia.f 
See Capt. Samuel Moore.' [4] 

Anna Sackett* was the daughter of Joseph Sackett' and Elizabeth Betts. 
Her two sisters, Elizabeth* and Sarah*, married Joseph Moore'. [37], [338] 

Benjamin Moore' and Anna Sackett had 

568. IIMary*, b. June 10, 1714, m. James 
Renne^,2d (James', m. Sarah Hazard' 
(Jonathan^, Thomas'), d. 1774 

567. IILlEUT. Samuei,*, d. December 5, 1711, 
m. Sarah Fish* (John', m. Elizabeth 
Hallett (William), Nathan^ Jona- 
than'), d. June 17,1796, aet. 79; he d. 
April 7, 1788 ; both -were buried in 
the old graveyard at Newtown, L,. I. 


* The Men of l,aiayette, Cofi&n. 

t N. Y. State Historian's Report, I, 1897. 

(will); she d. ; lived at New- 
town, L. I. [685] 



569. ||Anna*, b. November 5, 1715, m. 

Thomas Hallett* (Joseph', Capt.Wil- 
liam^ William'), b. May 10, 1714, d. 

August 12, 1779 ; she d. . 


570. ||Sarah*, b. May 17, 1718, m. Samuel 

Moore* (Samuel', Capt. Samuel", 
Rev. John'); she ^. March 22, 1750. 


571. Dr. Benjamin*, b. March 23, 1720, 

unmarried, d. I745±, in the West 
Indies; was a physician. 

572. John*, b. June 28, 1723, d. in infancy. 

573. IIEwzABETH*, b. January 10, 1725, m. 

William Hazard* (Judge jfames', 
Jonathan", Thomas'), d. August 25, 
1773, aet. 58; she d. . [723] 

574. IIPatience', b. Oct. 18, 1727, m. Joseph 

Lawrence* (John', of Newtown, 
L. I., Capt. John', of Newtown, Maj. 
Thomas'), b. March 21, 1723, d. Jan- 
uary 28, 1793 ; she d. . [727] 

575. II John*, *. July 5, 1730, m.May 2, 1752, 

Hannah Whitehead* (Thomas', 
Major DanieP, Daniel'), d. August 
4, 1772, in 44th year ; he d. October 
18, 1827, in 98th year ; both were 
buried in the old graveyard at New- 
town, L. I. [763] 

567. Lieut. Samuel Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) 
and Sarah Fish* (John', Nathan', Jonathan'). 

Sarah Fish' was the daughter of John' and Elizabeth Hallett' (William", 

William'), the granddaughter of Nathan Fish', of Newtown, and , 

the great-granddaughter of Jonathan', b. 1663, and Mary . [9], [338], [472] 

Elizabeth Hallett' was the daughter of Capt. William Hallett' and Sarah 
Woolsey* (George', b. Yarmouth, England, came to New Amsterdam 1623, m. 
Rebecca , Benjamin', of England, Thomas'). 

Lieut. Samuel Moore* and Sarah Fish had 



Sarah', b. May, 1744, Newtown, L. I., 
m. Thomas Barrow ; she d. Oct. 5, 
1805 ; no children. 
Patience', b. April, 1746, m. David 
Titus ; she d. Sept. 1790. 
578. IIJacob', m. April 11, 1779, (L), i. Han- 
nah Waters' (Talman*, Daniel', An- 
thony", Anthony'), b. March 31, 
1757, d. Nov. 3, 1779 : June 2, 1781, 

2. Elizabeth Waters' ( *, Daniel', 

Anthony", Anthony'), cousin of first 
wife, d. Sept. 8, 1817 ; he d. July 22, 
1825, aet. 74. [582] 

Right Rev.BishopBenjamin'.S.TD., 
b. Oct. 5, 1748, Newtown, I^. I., m. 
April 20, 1778, Charity Clarke (Maj. 


Thomas, m. Mary Stillwell), b. June 
28, 1747, d. Dec. 4, 1838 ; he d. Feb. 
27, 1816, Greenwich village, now a 
part of New York City. [589] 

580. ||Dr. William', b. Jan. 17, 1754, m. 

Feb. 4, 1782, jane Fish* (Nathaniel', 
m. Jane Berrien (Peter), Nathan", 
Jonathan'), b. 1757 ; he d. April 22, 
1824 (will). [618] 

581. IIJudiTh', m. 1781, Rev. Thomas Lam- 

bert Moore* (Thomas', John", Hon. 
John', privy council, N. Y.), brother 
of Bishop Richard Channing Moore, 
of Va., iJ.inN. Y.City,Feb. 22, 1758, 
d. Feb. 20, 1799 ; she d. Oct. 18, 1834. 


576. Sarah Moore'^ (Ivieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Thomas "BarroW. 

Thomas Barrow was a vestryman of Trinity Church. He and Dr. William 
Moore^ had a burial vault in common, as shown in the will of the latter. 

578. Jacob Moore' (Ivieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Hannah Waters' (Talman*, Daniel', Anthony', Anthony') and Eliza' 

beth Waters' ( *, Daniel', Anthony', Anthony'). 

Jacob Moore' inherited his father's farm at Newtown. [4] , [38] 
The following extract from a book written by John Davis, a traveling Eng- 
lishman, throws a pleasant light over the past : 

" Farmer Jacob Moore, brother to Bishop Moore of New York (I love to 


give their names and kindred) always entertained me with a hearty welcome. 
Kvery one acknowledged his daughter was charming. 

"A maiden never bold ; 
Of spirit so still and quiet that her motion 
Blush' d at itself. 

' ' Indeed the manners of the whole family were worthy of the Golden 

Hannah (Joanna) Waters^ was the daughter of Talman*, b. September 
30, 1726, m. June 10, 1752, Mary I,awrence, the granddaughter of DanieP, and 
, the great-granddaughter of Anthony*, and , and the great- 
great-granddaughter of Anthony', born at the head of the Vleigh, " town of 
Flushing, ' ' and 

Elizabeth Waters^ the second wife of Jacob Moore^ was a cousin of the 
first wife. 

Jacob Moore^ and if anna/7 Waters a.nd Elizabeth Watershad 

22, 1813, Jane Rapelye' (John*, 
George*, John*, Joris'', DanieP, Joris 
Jansen de Rapeli^'); he d. April 19, 
1856. [585] 
584. John Shoais", 6. April 17, 1787, un- 
married, d. March 7, 1808 ; buried 

582. iiHannah'*, b. Oct. 7, 1782, m. Capt. 

Daniel Sackett Moore^ (John*, m. 
Hannah Whitehead, Benjamin', 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'), d. June 
17, 1768, d. Sept. 20, 1828 ; she d. 
June 8, 1862. [770] 

583. IIBenjamin*, d. Dec. 7, 1784, m. June 

beside his parents in the old ceme- 
tery at Newtown, L. I. 

583. Benjamin Moore' (Jacob^ Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Jane 'R.apelye' (John', George^ John*, Joris', Daniel', Joris 
Jansen de Rapalie'). 

Benj'amin Moore' became owner of part of the property of his father-in- 
law, John Rapelye, near the ancient burial-ground. It is now occupied by 
lycmma Ann Moore'. 

Jane Rapelye' was the daughter of John' and Lemma Boice, the grand- 
daughter of George', who after the Revolution settled at Communipaw, and Mary 
Bloom (Bernard), of Newtown, the great-granddaughter of John* and Maria Lent 
(Abraham), the great-great-granddaughter of Joris Rapalye', "lieutenant of his 
Majesty's forces," and Agnes Berrien (Cornelius), the great-great-great-grand- 
daughter of Daniel', an elder of the Brooklyn Church, and Sarah Klock (Abra- 
ham), the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Joris Jansen de Rapalie\ one 
of the proscribed Huguenots " from Rochelle in France," who came in 1623, in 
the " Unity " and settled at Fort Orange (Albany). In 1626 he removed to New 
Amsterdam ; in 1637 he bought a tract of land in what is now Brooklyn. His 
wife was Catalyntie Trico (Joris). 

Benjamin Moore' and Jane 1K.apelpe had 

587. Jacob John', d. May 23, 182a, unmar- 
ried ; living 1900. 

588. Lbmma Ann', d. January 12, 1827, un- 

585. Mary Jane', 6. April 20, 1814, un- 
married, d. January, 1889. 

586. EWZABETH W.', b. March 2, 1818, un- 
married, d. December 14, 1898. 

married ; living 1900. 

579. Right Reverend Bishop Benjamin Moored S. T. D., 

(Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Charity Clarke 
(Major Thomas, m. Mary Stillwell). 

"Benjamin Moore' was bom at Newtown, Long Island, on the i6th of 
October, 1748. This rare historic interest, therefore, belongs to his life, that its 



childhood and youth were spent in our colonial days, while his manhood and age 
were devoted to religious service in our republic. In the critical years of transi- 
tion from the old to the new order, the country had no greater need than that of 
a pure, able, and earnest clergy in its metropolitan city. The supply of leaders 
with radical ideas was larger than the nation required. The men who were es- 
pecially wanted were those who had learned from the past, and were conservatively 
busy in the present, commanding universal respect and building foundations 
quietly. A man for his time was found when Mr. Moore began his ministry in 
New York, two years before the Declaration of Independence. 

"His earlier history, therefore, becomes a matter of interesting inquiry. 
He had an elder brother, who inherited the paternal estate at Newtown, and 
whose descendants continue to live on the property to this day. Another brother, 
William, studied medicine, and became one of the most eminent physicians of 
New York, in the early part of the century. 

' ' Benjamin was sent to school at New Haven, where he had the advantages 
for instruction that surrounded Yale College. But preferring to become a student 
of King's College (now Columbia), he removed to New York and was fitted for 
it in a preparatory school. lyittle thought had he on the day when he was admit- 
ted as a Freshman, that he should become one of the most honored presidents of 
the institution he was entering, and that his college should then bear a new 
name in a new nation. 

"After his graduation," (in 1768) says Dr. Berrian, " he studied theology 
at Newtown, under the direction of Dr. Samuel Auchmuty, rector of Trinity 
Church, and for several years he taught lyatin and Greek to the sons of gentle- 
men in New York. He went to England in May, 1774, was ordained deacon on 
Friday, June 24, in the chapel of the Episcopal palace at Fulham, by Richard 
Terrick, Bishop of lyondon, and priest, on Wednesday, June 29, 1774, in the same 
place and by the same bishop. 

"Returning from England, he was appointed, with the Rev. John Bowden 
(afterward Dr. Bowden, of Columbia College), an assistant minister of Trinity 
Church, Dr. Auchmuty being rector and afterward Dr. Inglis, since Bishop of 
Nova Scotia. 

"At the beginning of Mr. Moore's ministry, the first Trinity Church 
(much larger and more imposing than the second) was still standing, and so re- 
mained until it was swept away in the conflagration which destroyed that part of 
the city in September, 1776. Built in 1696, and twice enlarged, its dimensions 
were now one hundred and forty-six feet in length, by seventy-two in width, and 
its spire was one hundred and eighty feet high. Two chapels belonged to the 
parish, St. George's, built in 1752, and St. Paul's, in 1766. As yet, there was 
no St. John's chapel. That was erected in 1807. 

"Through all those trying years, when the enemies of the church were 
many, and the site of its chief sanctuary was marked by a blackened ruin, the 
young assistant persevered in his work, until, twelve years later, in 1788, he saw 
a new Trinity Church completed, though smaller than the old edifice. Dr. Berrian 
says of his entire ministry in the parish : ' His popularity was unbounded, and his 
labors most extensive, so that in the period of thirty-five years, he celebrated 
3,578 marriages, and baptized 3,064 children and adults.' 

' ' Not only was he considered a man of learning, but of much power as a 
preacher. ' His voice, though not strong, was so clear and musical that every 
syllable could be heard in the most remote part of the church.' His words were 
reinforced by the life which the people knew so well, and so thoroughly revered. 
Gentleness, kindness, simplicity, and a personal interest in his parishoners, to- 
gether with great consistency, were his characteristics. Even in middle life there 
was something venerable in his appearance ; and very familiar to New Yorkers 
were his intellectual head, plain-parted hair, tall, thin and slightly bending figure, 
and the blending in his manner of gentleness and courtesy. He was called apos- 
tolic. Theologically, he was a high-Churchman for his day. 


Rt. Rev. Bishop B. Moorj;, vS.T.D. 




" Bishop Provoost resigned the rectorship of Trinity Church in 1800 and 
Dr. Moore at once succeeded him in the parish, and afterwards in the diocese. On 
the 5th of September, 1801, he was unanimously elected Bishop of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, in the State of New York. He was so manifestly the man for 
the place that his election seemed to be spontaneous. A few days afterward, 
September 11, 1801, he was consecrated in St. Michael's Church, Trenton, New 
Jersey, by Bishop White, of Pennsylvania, Bishop Claggett, of Maryland, and 
Bishop Jarvis, of Connecticut. 

' ' During his episcopate Bishop Moore remained rector of Trinity Church, the 
two positions in those days being ordinarily held by the same person. Such an 
arrangement was the more practicable, because the confirmation visitations were 
so much fewer then than now. The list of parishes in the entire State of New 
York entitled to representation in the Convention of 1804, is as follows : In New 
York City, Trinity Church and its three chapels ; Church du St. Esprit, St. 
Mark's in the Bowery, and Christ Church; and beyond New York City single par- 
ishes in the following places : New Rochelle, Catskill, Newtown and Flushing, 
Yonkers, Brooklyn (St. Ann's), Hudson, Staten Island, Rye, Bedford, Albany, 
Poughkeepsie (Rev. Philander Chase, rector), Fishkill, Hempstead, New Stam- 
ford, East Chester, West Chester, besides stations in Orange and Otsego Counties. 
These parishes were served by twenty-eight clergy. 

' ' The extent of the annual visitations is given by Bishop Moore himself. 
At the Diocesan Convention of 1808 he makes the following report : 'Since the 
last meeting of the convention (exclusive of the four congregations which are 
more immediately committed to my pastoral care as rector of Trinity Church) , I 
have visited the following churches for the purpose of administering the holy rite 
of confirmation : Christ Church, New York ; St. Ann's, Brooklyn ; St. Andrew's, 
Staten Island ; Trinity Church, New Rochelle ; St. Peter's, West Chester ; St. 
Paul's, East Chester ; St. Mark's, Bowery; St. John's, Yonkers. In the before- 
mentioned period of time, six hundred and ninety-two persons have been con- 
firmed. We have ten young gentlemen who have signified their intention of ap- 
plying for admission into Holy Orders.' 

"In 1809, the bishop reports : ' During the last year I have administered the 
holy rite of confirmation in the following churches : Grace Church, Jamaica ; St. 
James', Newtown ; St. George's, Flushing ; St. Michael's, Bloomingdale ; Trinity 
Church, New York ; Christ Church, Hudson ; St. Peter's, Albany ; St. Paul's, 
Troy ; Trinity Church, lyansingburgh ; St. George's, Schenectady ; Episcopal 
congregation in the Lutheran Church, Athens ; St. Euke's, Catskill. In the course 
of these visitations I have confirmed three hundred and four persons. ' 

"It will be observed that though these confirmations were occasional, the 
classes were large. The extent of the bishop's duties as rector may be inferred 
from the fact that in 1804 there were in Trinity parish 1,000 communicants, 115 
marriages, 378 baptisms, and 400 funerals. 

"Bishop Moore's episcopate was marked by the steady growth of the dio- 
cese. Christ Church, New York City, was received into union with the conven- 
tion in 1802, St. James', Goshen, in 1803, and the Church du St. Esprit was con- 
secrated ; St Paul's, Claverack and Warwick, was received in 1804, St. Stephen's, 
New York City, and the Church at Athens, and Coxsackie in 1806, and St. 
Michael's, Bloomingdale, in 1807. The year 1810 was very fruitful. On the i8th 
of March a young man of excellent promise was ordained deacon in St. John's 
Chapel. His name was William Berrian. Who could say that he would not some 
day become rector of Trinity parish itself. On the 2 2d of March, Zion's I^utheran 
Church, in Mott Street, conformed to our communion, and its Pastor, Ralph Willis- 
ton, was ordained on the following day. On the 17th of May the new St. James' 
Church, Hamilton Square, five miles distant from the city, among the country 
seats of prominent churchmen, was consecrated ; also on the 9th of June, Trinity 
Church, Geneva, July 8th, Christ Church, Cooperstown, and October 17, St. 
Matthew's, Bedford. 

"During all these years of diocesan work, the Rev. Mr. Hobart, of Trinity 
Church, afterward Bishop Hobart, was the active and most efficient helper of 



Bishop Moore ; and by his co-operation the Protestant Episcopal Theological So- 
ciety was established in 1806, and became the germ of the General Theological 
Seminary. The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society was also established in 

"In February, 181 1, the bishop was attacked by paralysis, and called a 
special convention in May, for the purpose of electing an assistant bishop. Dr. 
Hobart was chosen, and after his consecration performed all the duties of the dio- 
cese. Bishop Moore withdrew into the sacred retirement of an invalid, where his 
bearing is said to have been saintly ; and he fell asleep on the 27th of February, 
18 16, in the sixty-sixth year of his age. 

" During his episcopate a question arose with regard to his jurisdiction, 
but it was one into which he did not enter, and it does not form a part of his 

' ' Bishop Hobart preached his funeral sermon, in which he said : ' He lives 
in the memory of his virtues. He was unaffected in his temper, in his actions, in 
his every look and gesture. Simplicity, which throws such a charm over talents, 
such a lustre over station, and even a celestial loveliness over piety itself, gave its 
coloring to the talents, the station, and the piety of our venerable father. 

" ' People of the congregation ! You have not forgotten that voice of sweet- 
ness and melody, yet of gravity and solemnity, with which he excited while he 
chastened your devotion ; nor that evangelical eloquence, gentle as the dew of 
Hermon.' "* 

It may not be amiss to present an account of the ordination of Mr. Richard 
Channing Mooref and Mr. Joseph G. C. Bend, as it seems to have been novel at 
that time. 

"On Sunday last, J in St. George's Chapel, in this city, Mr. Richard C. 
Moore and Mr. Joseph G. J. Bend were ordained deacons of the Episcopal Church 
by the Right Rev. Samuel Provoost, D.D., Bishop of said church in this State. 
These gentlemen, according to the usages of the Church, are ordained Deacons, 
with special permission to preach, and it is requisite that they should continue 
Deacons for some time, previous to their admission to the order of Priesthood. 
The Chapel was unusually crowded, the ceremonies of Episcopal ordination being 
novel§ in America. The solemnity of the occasion, the great good conduct which 
was observed through every part of it, and an excellent sermon, delivered by the 
Rev. Benjamin Moore with an admired diction and eloquence peculiar to him, 
made a pleasing impression upon the audience. We cannot on this occasion, but 
with pleasure reflect that the Protestant Episcopal Church, in these States, is now 
perfectly organized and in full enjoyment of each spiritual privilege (in common 
with other denominations), requisite to its preservation and prosperity." 

Benjamin Moore^ received the degree of A.B. from King's College, 1768, 
and A. M. later ; in 1775 he served as president /w tempore ; in 1784 he became 
Professor of Rhetoric and lyOgic, and held the chair for three years; in 1789 he 
received the degree of S. T. D.; from 1787 to 1802 he was Regent of the Univer- 
sity of New York ; he became President of King's College in 1801 and continued 
in the oiEce until 1812 ; he was trustee from 1802-1813 ; he was Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church, N. Y., from 1801 until his death, 1816. He was 
the first Secretary of the ' ' Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of 
Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York," 
founded September 29, 1769. In 1782 he was Deputy Chaplain of the hospital staff 
and was stationed in New York City ; at the same time he was Assistant Rector. 

• Cornelius B. Smith in Centennial History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of N Y 
1785-1885, pub. 1886. ■ ■' 

t See Judith Moore.' [581] 

J New York Daily Advertiser, July 17, 1787. 

g Bishop Seabury ordained John Howe, of Virginia, at Hempstead, L. I., Nov. %. 178'; —New York Packet 
November 10, 1785. .ji < j ^ .. av.».<;i, 


Mr. Moore opened the meetings of the Provincial Congress with prayer in 
the early days of excitement preceding the Revolution. Bishop Moore adminis- 
tered the communion to Alexander Hamilton after the duel with Aaron Burr, and 
was one of the assistants at the inauguration of George Washington as President.* 

The events attending the death of Hamilton are best given in Bishop 
Moore's own words : 

' ' Upon my entering the room and approaching his bed, with the utmost 
calmness and composure he said : ' My dear sir you perceive my unfortunate sit- 
uation, and no doubt have been made acquainted with the circumstances which 
led to it. It is my desire to receive the communion at your hands. I hope you 
will not conceive there is any impropriety in my request.' He added, ' It has 
been for some time past the wish of my heart, and it was my intention to take an 
early opportunity of uniting myself to the Church by the reception of that holy 
ordinance. ' I observed to him that he must be very sensible of the delicate and 
trying situation in which I was then placed ; that, however desirous I might be 
to afford consolation to a fellow mortal in distress, still it was my duty as a min- 
ister of the Gospel to hold up the law of God as paramount to all other laws and 
that, therefore, under the influence of such sentiments I must unequivocally con- 
demn the practice which had brought him to his present unhappy condition. He 
acknowledged the propriety of these sentiments, and declared he viewed the late 
transaction with sorrow and contrition. I then asked him : ' Should it please God 
to restore you to health, sir, will you never be again engaged in a similar trans- 
action, and will you employ your influence in society to discountenance this bar- 
barous custom ? ' His answer was, ' That, sir, is my deliberate intention.' I pro- 
ceeded to converse with him on the subject of his receiving the communion, and 
told him that with respect to the qualifications of those who wished to become 
partakers of that holy ordinance my inquiries could not be made in language more 
expressive than that which was used by our Church — ' Do you sincerely repent of 
your sins past ? Have you a lively faith in God's mercy through Christ, with a 
thankful remembrance of the death of Christ ? And are you disposed to live in 
love and charity with all men ?' He lifted up his hands and said : ' With the 
utmost sincerity of heart I can answer those questions in the affirmative. I have 
no ill will against Colonel Burr. I met him with a fixed resolution to do him no 
harm. I forgive him all that happened. ' I then observed to him that the ter- 
rors of the divine law were to be announced to the obdurate and impenitent, but 
that the consolations of the Gospel were to be offered to the humble and contrite 
heart, that I had no reason to doubt his sincerity and would proceed immediately 
to gratify his wishes. The communion was then administered, which he received 
with great devotion, and his heart afterward appeared to be perfectly at rest. I 
saw him again this (that) morning, when with his last faltering words he ex- 
pressed a strong confidence in the mercy of God through the intercession of the 
Redeemer. I remained with him until 2 o'clock this (that) afternoon, when 
death closed the awful scene. He expired without a struggle and almost with- 
out a groan." 

The following are catalogued in the library of the New York Historical 

Society : 

Sermon occasioned by the death of Samuel Auchmuty, delivered 9 March, 1777. 
Sermon delivered 15 July, 1787, at the first ordination held by Samuel Provoost. 
Additions to the membership of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the city of N. Y. occ. 

by the app. to Wm. Linn's ser. on the character of Simon, the sorcerer, 1793. 
Pastoral letter, 1801. 
Charge delivered 5 Oct., 1802, to the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in N. 

Y., 1803. 
Sermon delivered before the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the U. S. A., 

in N. Y., 12 Sept., 1804. 
Sermon from Mat. 3: 15.8., N. Y., 1806. 

* clarence Cook, Century Magazine, December, 1897. 



Near the Rector Street side of Trinity grounds in New York can be seen 
" G. Bend's Vault," which covers the remains of " Bishop Benjamin Moore and 
Charity, his wife." In the church itself is a recumbent effigy of the Bishop in 

Charity Clarke was the daughter of Major Thomas Clarke*, a retired of- 
ficer of the British Army, born August ii, 1692. 

Major Clarke bought a tract of land extending from what is now Nine- 
teenth Street to Twenty-fourth Street, and from the Hudson River to what is now 
Eighth Avenue. Here he built a handsome house about 1750 and called it 
'* Chelsea," after the famous hospital near I^ondon. The house was burned down 
during the last illness of its owner, and he nearly perished in the flames. His 
widow rebuilt it. The house and a large portion of the land were left to her 
daughter Charityf. In 1745 Major Clarke married Mary Stillwell. By this mar- 
riage there were four children — Mary, who married Richard Vassal, Charity, 
Maria Theresa, and Clement. Maria Theresa married Viscount Barrington, cousin 
of Theodosia Bartow, wife of Col. Burr, who was first married to General Prevost, 
a British officer. Mary was L,ady Holland. It is said that Lady Aflic was a rel- 
ative of Charity Clarke's. J 

Bishop Benjamin Moore' and Charity Clarke had 

589. IIProf. Ci,EMe;nT Clarke^, (?>. July 15, 
1779, m. November 20, 1813, Cath- 
arine Elizabeth Taylor, d, April 4, 
1830 ; he d. July 10, 1863, at his sum- 
mer residence at Newport, R. I.; his 
remains rest in a vault in St. Luke's 
Church,Hudson St., New York. [590] 

589. Prof. Clement ClarRe Moore' 

uel^ Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) 

(Bishop Benjamin^, I^ieut. Sam- 
and Catharine Elizabeth 

'T WAS the night before Christmas, when all through 

the house 
Not a creature was stirriag, not even a mouse ; 
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there ; 
The children were nestled all snug in their lieds, 
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads ; 
And Mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, 
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap, 
"When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, 
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. 
Away to the window I flew like a flash. 
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. 
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, 
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below. 
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear. 
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, 
With a little old driver, so lively and quick. 
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick, 
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, 
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by 


With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. 
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof, 
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof- 
As I drew in my head, and was turning around, 
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. 
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, 
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot ; 
A bundle of toys he had flung^ on his back, 
And he look'd like a pedlar just opening his pack. 
His eyes— how they twinkl'd ! his dimples how merry I 
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry I 
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow. 
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; 
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, 
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath ; 
He had a broad face and a little round belly. 
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly. 
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf. 
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself ; 
A wink ofhis eye and a twist of his head 

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread ; 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, 
"Now, Dasher/ no-w, Bancer/ novv, Prancer and Vixen/ And fiU'd all the stockings ; then turned with a jerk, 
On, Comet / on, Cupid / on. Bonder and Blitzen I And laying his finger aside ofhis nose 

To the top of the porch I to the top of the wall ! 
Now dash away ! dash away ! dash away all !" 
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly. 
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky ; 
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, 

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose ; 
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, 
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. 
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, 
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.'^l 

*' Happy the man who can add even a single leaf to the evergreen garland of 
the poetry of home — the verse that children love, and that wakens even in older 

* Will in Surrogate's ofBce, New York, dated November 6, 1770, proved July 28, 1778. 

t '* The Night before Christmas," the Poem and its History, William S. Pelletreau, A.M. 

X From Miss Maria Theresa Moore, Stamford, Conn. 

g " Poems by Clement C. Moore, I.I..D.;" New York, Bartlett & Welford, 1844. 


Ci,EMENT C. Moore. 



[Copyright by The Century Co.] 



hearts cheerful memories of childhood ! Such, at least, if no higher, has been the 
lot of the late Dr. Clement C. Moore, the author of ' A Visit from St. Nicholas,' 
which has now been a household friend of American children for nearly seventy- 
five years, and promises to be dear to them for many and many a year to come. 

"Dr. Moore belongs to the group of minor singers whose right to be remem- 
bered rests on a very small amount of verse achieved. There are poets who hold 
their place, and will long hold it, in every anthology by right of two or three 
poems ; others who are known but by one ; and others, again, who live but by a 
single line, or at most by a couplet in some poem, all the rest of which is forgot- 
ten. In the case of Dr. Moore, nothing he has written is likely to survive except 
the ' Visit from St. Nicholas ' ; and this lives, not by right of poetry, but by its 
innocent realism and its direct appeal to the matter-of-fact imagination of child- 
hood. For children — and this is as true of girls as it is of boys — rarely love poetry, 
and they tolerate verse only when it pleases their infant years with jingle, or 
when, grown older, its rhymes and ' ordered lines ' dress up some narrative that 
has at least the look of being 'true.' Even then they are apt to wonder why 
the story could not have been as well told in plain prose. 

" Mr. William S. Pelletreau, in the interesting account of Dr. Moore's life 
which he has just published, tells us that the 'Visit from St. Nicholas' was 
written in 1822 as a Christmas present for his children ; and that a young lady* 
visiting the family copied it into her album, and sent it, unknown to Dr. Moore, 
to the editor of the Troy Sentinel, who printed it, without the author's name, in 
the issue of that journal for December 23, 1823. From the newspaper it found 
its way to the school-readers, and speedily became a great favorite with children 
all over the country. 

" Mr. Pelletreau tells us that Dr. Moore was at first annoyed by the appear- 
ance of the poem in print, as he had not intended it for the public, and thought 
it a mere trifle with but slight literary merit. No doubt it was with some mis- 
givings that, twenty years later, he gave it a place in the volume of his collected 
poems. With the proverbial blindness of writers, he probably thought this play- 
ful sally, written to please his youngsters at their Christmas merry-making far in- 
ferior to its all-forgotten companions, of which he says in his preface : ' Some 
of them have cost me much time and thought, and I have composed them all as 
carefully and correctly as I could.' 

" But, alas ! for the self-esteem of poets, immortalities and oblivions are not 
distributed on their own terms. They take much pains to please their peers 
among the learned and the cultivated, who ' scarce allow them half an eye ' ; 
while some flower chance-dropped from their hands is picked up by a child In 
passing, and, to their surprise, — sometimes, it maybe, to their disdain, — they find 
that out of the mouths of babes and sucklings their praise has been ordained. 
The bright-eyed procession of children — most beautiful, most precious of all the 
beautiful and precious things in our world — has kept Dr. Moore's unconsidered 
trifle alive for all these years ; and it has earned its right to live by the clearness 
of its conception and the directness with which the story is told. It is a true piece 
of Dutch painting in verse, and it is not surprising that it should have been trans- 
lated into painting so many times. For nothing is left to the copyist's fancy; he 
has but to trace the poet's lines with his pencil. And, trifle as it is, it has a fair 
claim to originality as a conception. Dr. Moore's St. Nicholas has become the 
accepted personification of this kindly purveyor of toys and playthings ; and this 
particular avatar is one in which, so far as we know, the benevolent saint never 
appeared before. His German prototype is, by comparison, a somewhat stohd 
and formal personage, who goes through his task of distributing gifts somewhat 
in the spirit of an expressman delivering his parcels, or of a schoolmaster giving 
out prizes at commencement. Dr. Moore's St. Nicholas, on the other hand, has 
animal spirits in plenty, and a most contagious love of fun ; and the children are 
in love with him as soon as they set eyes on him. Many a child must have won- 
dered how the saint contrived to get round to so many houses in a single night ; 
but no story-teller before Dr. Moore ever let him into the secret. That he should 
have come in a sleigh was likely enough, but a sleigh drawn by reindeer is a fancy 

* Eldest daughter of Rev. Dr. David Butler, of St. Paul's Church, Troy. 


as unexpected as it is pretty. The invention of most story-tellers would have got 
no further than horses. An added touch of reality is the ' ashes and soot ' on 
the fur coat of St. Nicholas. The conventional German saint is always miracu- 
lously clean, when, to the amazement of the children, he comes walking out of 
the chimney. ' Comes,' do we say ? How can he long continue to come out of 
the chimney in houses where gas-logs, asbestos rag-bags, steam-radiators, and 
furnace-registers have usurped the life-giving hearth, the center of the home life, 
the heart of hospitality ? 

% if. -^ ■)(. % if. if. % **** * 

" While the Widow Clarke occupied ' Chelsea Farm ' her house was seized 
by the British on the stormy uprising of the ' rebels ' ; and, like every other 
householder, she was obliged to accept whatever military guard might be quar- 
tered upon her. Many of these householders left their dwellings to the tender 
mercies of the enemy and fled ; but Mrs. Clarke was advised to remain, and she 
was fortunate in her enforced guest, who proved to be a gallant ofEicer and a 
courteous gentleman, who spared her goods and treated her and her daughters 
with consideration. 

"It was in this house that Bishop Moore's only child was born — a son, who 
was named after his mother's only brother, Clement Clarke. After receiving the 
elements of his education from his father, he entered Columbia College, and was 
graduated in 1798. He was fitted for the ministry, but he never took orders; 
and continuing to live in his father's house, he devoted himself to Oriental and 
classical studies, and employed his leisure in writing verse, not for profit or pub- 
lication, but to lighten his severer labors and amuse his children and his friends. 
His first printed venture was made in 1806, as the anonymous contributor to the 
book of a friend, which also appeared anonymously — a dingy little volume ' on 
gray paper with blunt type,' printed for E. Sargeant, at No. 39 Wall Street, 
opposite the United States Bank — ' A New Translation, with Notes, of the Third 
Satire of Juvenal, to which are added Miscellaneous Poems, Original and Trans- 
lated. ' It would seem as if the authors were a little afraid of the sound of their 
own voices ; for in the only copy we have been able to find of this book, the names 
of the translator and his friend are written with ink on the title-page by some one 
in the secret, but have been obstinately erased, and are to be read only by those 
who have learned from R. W. Griswold's ' Poets of America ' what the names 
must be. By applying this X-ray to the inky blot, the names are clearly to be 
read of John Duer and Clement C. Moore. 

" The introduction written by Moore for his friend's translation is apropos 
of nothing in that translation, but simply serves as a hook on which to hang cer- 
tain animadversions, as severe as the constitutional good nature of the writer 
would permit, on a group of lackadaisical poets and poetasters of the town, who, 
as Mr. Moore and his friend thought, were having too much their own way. The 
verse they criticized was certainly worthless alike in form and matter ; but it must 
be said that neither the new translator of Juvenal nor the author of the poems 
that accompanied it (who was acknowledged, in a note, to be the writer of the in- 
troduction) was by right entitled to be too severe on the disciples of Laura Ma- 
tilda and the Delia Cruscans. 

" 'Thirty-eight years later, in 1844, Messrs. Bartlett and Welford (how much 
pleasure is associated with those names in the mind of once young book-loving 
New Yorkers), published 'Poems by Clement C. Moore, LL.D.,' and in this 
volume were found, among others, all the verses signed '1.' that had appeared 
in Mr. Duer's book. Here was ' A Visit From St. Nicholas,' in the company of 
verses so perfunctory, written in a style so different, so artificial and tame, so 
empty of matter, that it would be difficult to believe them written by the same 
hand, were it not that in 'A Trip to Saratoga,' with which the volume opens, 
there is a distinctly natural tone in the narrative style, and the same is found iri 
the ' Lines to Southey,' with which the volume closes. But the ' Trip to Sara- 
toga ' has little to recommend it beyond proving that Dr. Moore could tell a plain 
tale in plain words, when he was so inclined, or when he was really moved to 
write. The ' Lines to Southey ' were written but never sent, after reading the 
dedication by that poet of ' A Tale of Paraguay ' to his daughter, Edith May 

the- /lOiAjic 

J^jViumei .^um tlvt itd tv^ec u^dair^-Lat ^aJ the /ynccttth. 

iofiA ofitM tii< ^/iwXCe>i<i C'ncI thnenT'^AjLfi btu. XuiA. 
.liu fly\Myn, o«/^/ (yuaJt" &f t/dt theMr-^ai/ni /iHaW 

Wctfc a Uxric did Jiwvtn.,kv (a v*^ Ot/nJ *"***/ 
J k/ruuri'yt u fwuimt/nt f.^f/WAiiAi' fit MT. ^<(Ji ■ 
M-mi ialt»(i +iic</» cuciiu (li/i^ wwule^it they cwmi^ 

yVotv. c<(o<^ (A4Atu»j\ dtuk awuAi} duMi cwvtw c//' " 

V'^i^t "^^H- I^Jti^lJ^^^ "^ uMcu£', fYtuHM^ to tivlA^ni; 
Jo /ujv to tfM Ao^* - fof^ t^<- touAJ-em ike^ jW; 

JbC ^oJ dn. tAii,i £*///'" ifwa , "iJriJ'Ki /(uj jhead G" A<> ij&o^ 

His (Mexk^ fMVU ii><Kt. r^ie^, ^ /nuit e^A* u llwwu* 
Mu dttvtf LffU /h>MM*A pucu 6tfiau,ti ^ iiJke. a (h^ 
i^jt^i Kim. Ual4. c^lhii (Lit ^ca a^iUfe on Oui^rr, 

[A/nd tM.t //ut<rkt jut-^AMA-cJed ACi OJu. c yUyuoH,; 
"Ht luyrc^ civw/fry and ^/wnfi, Ct fUakti<i{Jy old /Uf 

Ct\lJljicM^cl,ytt^e^ JJCMrjkltn,i/tyUvCtc of/fnuM-^ 
Cf yutM'/vvlc of Jlu^£Mt CA.nd <f tu>Ut 0^ Mi hicul, 
Siyvyi auM-t /vnt. "t* Jhwtvr ihud fVuiUu-m to dncad-. 

U-n-ei MVd cM tiixfitatAut^f; du/n tk^n^^ dyu^Ui a je,tk^ 
{J^d y'lM-Mj a /Hire/, uf IMj. cX<A'*y>'»J'^ lu jvo^C' 
0.-y,cl Mira^ ^'■'^ cdtftifr (iitt W,£ cUo* (j-a'tiulH-/*, 

[Copyright 1897, by G. W. Dillingham Co.] 


Southey. In Moore's poem he laments the loss of his wife and two of his children; 
and his grief has a note that makes its way to the heart in spite of the formal ver- 
sification that hinders its free motions. 

' ' The wonder would have been perhaps, if anybody in New York at that 
time had written poetry worth preserving. Certainly the city must have been a 
pleasant place to live in, half town, half country, as it was — a large village fringed 
with smaller villages or hamlets, with green fields, fruitful farms and well- 
kept estates stretching along the once beautiful waters that bounded it on each 
side. But if it had all the charms of this semi-rural life, it had all the disadvan- 
tages of such a condition. We have only to skim the pages of Mr. Philip Hone's 
diary (Mr. Hone, socially one of the most prominent men of his time, and a warm 
friend of Dr. Moore) to discover what a I,ittle Peddlington the smaller New York 
must have been in those days. The two great passions that divided the public 
mind were politics and trade ; and as these were strictly interdependent, it is no 
wonder that, almost homogeneous as the public was in race, and but little sepa- 
rated in its interests, it took things with a seriousness that kept the social pot for- 
ever boiling over. 

' 'But in the midst of all thi ssocial turmoil and hubbub, the life of Dr. Moore 
flowed tranquilly on in his home at Chelsea Farm, among his books, with his 
music and his flowers, like one of the many small streams that in his day pursued 
their quiet way through the fields of Greenwich and the streets of the bustling 
city. His more laborious hours were passed in his work as instructor in the 
Oriental languages and in Hebrew. In 1809 he published a Hebrew lexicon in 
two volumes — the first that had appeared in America — and thus became the 
pioneer in that study here. 

"In 1 818 Dr. Moore presented to the General Theological Seminary of the 
Episcopal Church, as a free gift, the entire block* bounded by Ninth Avenue, 
Twentieth and Twenty-first streets, and extending to the Hudson River. In 1821 
he became Professor of the Oriental and Hebrew Languages in the seminary, and 
continued his work in that field during the rest of his life. 

"His Hebrew lexicon has long been superseded; his poems are forgotten ; 
but the noble foundation of the Theological Seminary — a gift such as would hardly 
be possible for even a multi-millionaire to imitate in our crowded city to-day — 
this gift to the world of scholars, and the 'Visit from St. Nicholas,' a gfift to 
our children, will long keep green the memory of this learned, modest scholar and 
friend of his kind."t 

Clement Clarke Moore received his A.B. from King's College in 1798, and 
Ms A.M. later. In 1829 the degree of 1,1,. D. was conferred upon him. He was 
Trustee of the College from 1813 to 1857, and Clerk of the Board from 18 15 to 
1850. From 1821 to 1850 he was Professor of Hebrew and Greek literature in 
the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church ; from 
1860-3, Professor Emeritus. Mr. Moore was an excellent musician, and for many 
years gave his services as organist in St. Peter's Church in Twentieth street, in 
what was then called the village of Greenwich ; a mural tablet here commemo- 
rates his virtues and benefactions. He was warden of St. Peter's in 1831 and 1841. 

The following publications are catalogued in the library of the New York 
Historical Society : 

MOORE, CLEMENT C, New York. Observations upon certain passages in Jefferson's 
Notes on Virginia, which appear to have a tendency to subvert religion and establish false 
philosophy, 1804. 

Compendious lexicon of the Hebrew language, dedicated to his father, Benjamin Moore, 
bishop of the diocese of N. Y., 2 vols., 1809 (first of its kind in America). 

Sketches of our political condition, etc., by a citizen of N. Y., 1813. 

Translation of Tessier. 

Bishop Benjamin Moore's sermons, 2 vols., 1824. 

Book of Poems, 1844. 

George Castriot, surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albania. 

* Chelsea Square is bounded by Ninth and Tenth Avenues and Twentieth and Twenty-first Streets, 
t Clarence Cook, Century Magazine, December, 1897, by permission of the Century Company. 



Catharine Elizabeth Taylor was the daughter of an Englishman, who, with 
his brother, Elliott, and a sister, settled in this country. 

Clement Clarke Moore' and Catharine Elizabeth Taylor 


590. IIMargarBT Ei,i,ioTT', b. June 6, 1815, 

m. Oct. I, 1835, Dr. John Doughty 
Ogden ; she d. April 13, 1845. [599] 

591. Charity Elizabeth', b. Sept, 11, 

1816, d. Dec. 14, 1830. 

592. IIBbnjamin', *. Aug. 24, 1818, m. Nov. 

29, 1842, Mary Elizabeth Sing, d. 
Feb. 24, 1895 ; he d. Sept. 6, i885. 

593. IIMary Clarke', b. Sept. 2, 1819, m. 

Feb. 3, 1848, Dr. John Doughty Og- 
ilen ; she d. April 11, 1893. [601] 

594. IIClEMEnT', 5. Jan. 3, 1821, unmarried, 

d. May 13, 1889. 

595. Emily', b. April 13, 1822, d. April 19, 


596. ilWiLLiAM Taylor', b. Oct. 8, 1823, m. 

Jan. 5, 1857, i.LucretiaPost (Henry 
C.),d. 1872 ; June 17, 1879, 2. Kath- 
arine E. Robinson, b. Oct., 1846; he 
d. in Paris, May 19, 1897; no children. 

Katharine VanCorTlandT', b. May 
I, 1826, unmarried, d. July 29, 1890. 

Maria Theresa Barrington', b. 
Dec. 15, 1826, unmarried ; living in 
London, 1897. 


590. Margaret Elliott Moore' 
593. Mary ClarRe Moore' 

min°, Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. 
"Doughty Ogden had 




Catharine Elizabeth Ogden», b. 

July 5, 1843, d. Nov. 19, i860. 
Clement Moore Ogden", b. Feb. 24, 

1845, d. Nov. II, 1847. 

IIMargaret Van Cortlandt Ogden", 
b. Sept. 7, 1849, m. Jan. 4, 1899, 
Francis Mac Nutt. 

I (Prof. Clement Clarke^ Bishop Benja- 
Samuel', ^Rev. ^John") and Dr. John 

602. II Francis Ludlow Ogden", b. Sept. 

26, 1850, m. Gertrude Ford-Jones. 


603. Mary Moore Ogden", b. Oct. 31, 

1 85 1, m. June, 1896, Gardiner Sher- 

604. Louis DE LuzE Ogden", b. June 21, 

1857, d. Feb. 6, 1862. 

601. Margaret Van Cortlandt Ogden' (Mary Clarke Moore', m. Dr. 
John Doughty Ogden, Prof. Clement Clarke', Bishop Benjamin^ lyieut. Samuel*, 
Benjamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and Francis MacNutt. 

"Francis MacNutt was born at Richmond, Ind. The MacNutts are of Scotch 
descent, and the founder of the family in this country was one Sir Alexander 
MacNutt, who settled in Virginia in 1728. When the French were expelled from 
Acadia (Nova Scotia), he obtained grants of a large section of land in that prov- 
ince from George II. He colonized this grant with Scotch and Irish settlers, and 
founded the town of Shelbourne. The family remained in Nova Scotia until John 
MacNutt returned to Virginia in 1821. The family, with the exception of Mr. 
MacNutt's father, sided with the Confederacy in the War of the Rebellion, and 
was almost obliterated. Mr. MacNutt's father served with an Ohio regiment, 
and was mustered out with the rank of captain at the close of the war. 

" Francis MacNutt received his education at Phillips Exeter Academy, the 
Harvard Law School and at Hanover, Germany, where he was first tutored by the 
Abbe Fischer, who had accompanied the ill-fated Maximilian to Mexico as Confes- 
sor and Chaplain, and later at the Polytechnique. After finishing his education 
he went to London, where he formed the acquaintance of Cardinal Manning, in 
whose household he lived for over a year. At this period he inclined toward the 
priesthood, and for the purpose of fitting him for that. Cardinal Manning obtained 
his admission to the Accademia Ecclesiastica at Rome. 

Residence of Clement C. Moore in which "The Night before Christmas' 

Was Written. 

[Copyright 1897, by G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers.] 


' 'At this time Mr. MacNutt was appointed a Privy Chamberlain by Leo XIII. 
He remained a student to within two months of his ordination, when his mind 
changed, and he shortly afterward returned to this country. 

' ' In the first year of the Harrison Administration he was appointed Secre- 
tary of the Legation at Constantinople, Solomen Hirsch, of Oregon, being Minis- 
ter. He remained in Turkey until 1892, when he exchanged with the Secretary 
at Madrid, arriving at that city in May, when the resignation of General E. Burd 
Grubb as Minister made MacNutt Acting Charge d' Affaires until the arrival of 
General Grubb's successor, Colonel A. Louden Snowden, in October. Mr. Mac- 
Nutt remained attached to the Spanish Mission until July 1893. 

' ' He then returned to America, and remained here until the war between 
China and Japan drew him to the latter country, where he witnessed the mobili- 
zation of the army, the departure and return of the fleet and the reception of the 
news of the victories. He was returning to this country, when at Cairo, 
in Egypt, he made the acquaintance of Djemil Pacha, first cousin of the 
Khedive and later his brother-in-law through marriage with the Princess Munet. 

"This Prince, the richest of the Egyptian dynasty, was then only nineteen 
years old, and almost wholly unused to European customs. Knives and forks were 
unknown upon his table, and his manners in the drawing-room were of the most 
primitive character. Mr. MacNutt became the master of his household and taught 
him the English language and English manners. He spent two years in the house- 
hold of the Prince and in traveling to and fro through the country and visiting 
the various estates of the Prince. 

"Prince Djemil, besides the palace Monoumira, in Cairo, had a great country 
place across the Nile known as Boulac-da-Krur, the gardens of which are famous 
for the finest blood oranges and strawberries in Egypt. He also owned a great 
cotton estate in the delta of the Nile. Their time was principally spent between 
these three palaces. Mr. MacNutt could never break the Prince of his habit of 
eating with his fingers, and often in the club or when dining with friends, when 
the inclination overtook him, the prince would turn back his cuffs and return to 
the habits of primitive man to the consternation of those present. 

" After Djemil Pacha's marriage, Mr. MacNutt returned to this country, 
where he has since remained."* 

602. Frances Ludlow Ogden' (Mary Clarke Moore', m. Dr. John D. 
Ogden, Prof. Clement C.^ Bishop Benjamin\ Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John^) and Gertrude Ford=Jones had 

605. Ogden', d. in infancy. | 606. Ci,EmenT MoorE Ogden', b. 1895. 

603. Mary Moore Ogden' (Mary Clarke Moore', m. Dr. John Doughty 
Ogden, Prof. Clement Clarke', Bishop Benjamin^ Lieut. Samuel', Benjamin', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and Gardiner Sherman had 

603a. JESSIE Gordon Sherman'. 

592. Benjamin Moore' (Prof. Clement Clarke', Bishop Benjamin', 
Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and Elizabeth Sing 


607. IIClBment CI,ARKE^ 6. September 19, 

1843, m. July 28, 1879, Laura M. 
Williams; 57 E. 54tli street, N. Y. 


608. IICasimir de Rham', b. June 28, 1851, 

m. May 30, 1877, Harriet Francis 
Surges, Sing Sing, N. Y. [616] 

609. Elizabeth', b. September 23, 1856, d. 

August 23, 1861. 

610. E^ATHARiNE Theresa^ b. September 
, 29, 1862. 

• Condensed from New York Tribune, 1899. 



607. Clement ClarKe Moore' (Benjamin', Prof. Clement Clarke', 
Bishop Benjamin^ lyieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Laura M. Williams had 

6ii. Mary Euzabeth', d. Oct. 26, 1879, rf. 

May 26, 1883. 
612. Clement CI,ARKE^ *. Feb. 23, 1881, 

May 18, 1883. 

613. William Scovillk', b. Aug. 6, 1882. 

614. Barrington', b. Sept. 25, 1883. 

615. Benjamin'. 

608. Casimir de Rham Moore' (Benjamin', Prof. Clement C, 
Bishop Benjamin^ Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Harriet Frances "Burges^. 

Casimer de Rham Moore received the degree of A.B. at Columbia College 
in 1873, his A.M. in 1876, lyl^.B. 1875 ; 109 E. 36th Street, New York. 

Casimir de Rham Moore" and Harriet Frances Burges^ had 

6i6. Benjamin Burges», b. March 29, I 617. Grace Arnold', b. April 13, 1887. 
1878. I 

594. Clement Moore' (Prof. Clement Clarke", Bishop Benjamin', Lieut. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') received the degree of A. M., at 
Columbia College, class of 1842, was counselor-at-law. 

596. William Taylor Moore' (Prof. Clement Clarke', Bishop Benjamin', 
Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Lucretia Post 
(Henry C.) and Katherine E. Robinson.* 

William Taylor Moore' died on Wednesday in Paris from a fracture of the 
base of the skull, sustained through being knocked down and run over by a car- 
riage in the Champs Elysees last Sunday. He is survived by his wife, who was 
with him in Paris, where he had lived most of the time for forty years. He was 
a graduate of Columbia College, 1844. His apartments in Paris were notably 
handsome, and were filled with many rare specimens of bric-a-brac, etc. , of which 
he was an assiduous collector. His body will probably be buried beside that of 
his first wife, in France, where she died many years ago. A large amount of real 
estate and personal property, comprising the entire estate, is left to his widow, 
Katherine E. Moore, f 

580. Dr. William Moore' (Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Captain Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Jane Fish* (Nathaniel', m. Jane Berrien (Peter), Nathan', 
Jonathan') . 

Dr. William Moore' was a physician. "This ornament J of the profession 
and of Christianity, was born at Newtown, L- L, in 1754. He received the rudi- 
ments of a classical education under the tuition of his elder brother, afterwards 
Bishop Moore, and President of Columbia College. He attended the lectures on 
medicine delivered by Drs. Clossey and Samuel Bard. 

"In 1778 he went to London, and thence to Edinburgh, and in 1780 gradu- 
ated Doctor of Medicine, when he delivered a dissertation on the Bile. 

* N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Rec, XII, ii8, calli her Katharine Elizabeth Hudson. 

t N. Y. Tribune, July, 1899. 

t Thompson's History of Long Island. 

Dr. Wili^iam Moore. 


Copy of an oil painting in possession of Mr. Charles de Rham [630]. 



" For more than forty years he continued unremittingly engaged in the ar- 
duous duties of an extensive practice, particularly in midwifery, estimating his 
number of cases at about three thousand. His medical papers may be found in 
the American Medical and Philosophical Register, the New York Medical Repos- 
itory and the New York Medical and Physical Journal. For many years Dr. 
Moore was President of the Medical Society of the County of New York, and an 
upright and vigilant Trustee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. On his 
death the college recorded their testimony of his pre-eminent worth. He was 
Trustee of Columbia College from 1790 until his death, and chairman in 1823. 

" Dr. John W. Francis, at that time Prof essor of Obstetrics in the college, in 
his lecture to the class, remarked of this estimable man, as follows : ' Before I 
conclude,' says he, ' permit me to pay my feeble tribute of homage and respect 
to the memory of the late Dr. Moore, recently called from among us by the iiat 
of Providence : a bright exemplar of the virtues and the important qualifications 
demanded of the practitioner in that department of the profession, the duties of 
which I have attempted to exhibit. I am persuaded that I do not allow feelings 
of personal friendship to prevail over the decisions of the severest scrutiny, when 
I assert that no member of our profession has exhibited in his life and conduct, a 
more beautiful example of the dignity and benignant lustre of the medical 

" ' Honored for many years with his friendship, and admitted to the privi- 
lege of his conversation, I was early taught to look upon him with a respect and 
veneration which all my subsequent acquaintance only served to strengthen and 
confirm. Thousands among us can testify to the mildness and urbanity of his 
manners, to his tender and watchful regard for the suffering patient and sympa- 
thizing attendants, to his warm-hearted benevolence of feeling, and devotedness 
to the good of all whom his eminent attainments, or the lesson of a pure and un- 
spotted life could profit, to his strictness of moral principle and uniform devotion 
to the sacred obligations of religion. 

" ' It was but a few months ago that the governors of this institution were 
honored with his co-operation and enlightened by his counsels. How great their 
loss has been, can only be known to those who were acquainted with the liber- 
ality of his views, and his freedom from every mean and selfish bias. 

' ' ' Dr. Moore rose to his great eminence by the force of personal and pro- 
fessional merit. A liberal education had prepared him to commence with advan- 
tage his medical pursuits, and amid the toil and cares of his laborious career, he 
ever continued to recur with ardor and delight to those classical studies, in which 
he had been imbued in his youth. Seldom, indeed, has it happened that the two 
professions were adorned with such attainments and such private excellence, as 
were exhibited in the instances of Dr. Moore and his brother Benjamin, the late 
pious and venerable bishop of the church. While we cherish their worth, let the 
regret at our bereavement give place to a noble emulation of their pure virtue and 
active benevolence. ' 

" That he was among the most eminent and useful men of which the annals 
of medicine can boast, is fully established by the disinterested observations of his 
able, learned and scientific contemporary, and his name adds one more to the 
already extended list of great and good men, in almost every department of useful 
knowledge which graces the history of I<ong Island. ' ' 

Dr. Moore was a vestryman of Trinity Church. 

The following extract from a letter from Miss Maria Theresa Moore, his grand- 
daughter, gives a pleasant picture of family life : ' ' Aug. 29, 1899. Thank you for 
the pleasure you've given me by that account of my grandfather (Dr. Wm. Moore) . 
I remember the dear old gentleman coming in often, with his knee-breeches, and 
boots, with a little tassel on each, which we children always investigated, and our 
Christmas visit to him and grandmother, when each child received a present. This 
custom was carried on by my uncle, N. F. Moore, whilst in Columbia College, and 
after he left New York and lived with Uncle William at Garrison, he sent to each 

President Nathaniel F. Moore. 





Nathaniel F. Moore, ex-President of Columbia College, had executed a fine pho- 
tograph of his friend.* 

In 1809 he was Lieutenant of the Fourth Regiment and Captain in iSicf 

619. Maria Theresa Moore' (Dr. William^ m. Jane Fish, Lieut. Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Henry Casimir de Rham 
(J. Wilhelm Christophe). 

Maria Theresa Moore" was named after Maria Theresa Clarke, the sister of 
Bishop Moore's wife, who married Viscount Barrington. 

Maria Theresa Moore" and Henry Casimir de "R^ham had 

627. WiWAM Moore db Rham', b. 1816, 

d. June 10, 1834 ; student in Colum- 
bia College. 

628. Henry 

Casimir de Rham', Jr., 6. 
1818, d. May 9, 1840. 
JXIUA Antoinette de Rham', b. May 
13, 1820, d. February 3, 1893. 
630. II Charles David de Rham', b. Octo- 
ber 20, 1822, m. May 30, 1849, L,aura 


F. Schmidt^ (John Wilhelm^, b. in 
Germany, September 11, 1781, d. 
1865, m. Eliza Ann Bache' (Paul 
Bache^ m. Helena Lispenard^ An- 
thony', m. Sarah Barclay, Leonard^, 

m. Alice RutgersJ (Anthony), The- 
odore Bache", m. Anna Dorothea 
Barclay), b. June 24, 1828, in N. Y., 
d. May 5, 1899 ; he lives at No. 24 
SthAve., N. Y. [631] 

630. Charles David de R.ham' (Maria Theresa Moore", m. Henry Cas- 
imir de Rham, Dr.William^ Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') 
and Laura F. Schmidf (John W.', m. Eliza Ann Bache' (Paul', Theodore'). 

Charles David de Rham was a member of the old firm of de Rham & 
Moore, bankers. 

Mrs. de Rham,§ who was born in New York, was a daughter of John W. 
Schmidt and of Eliza Ann Bache. Her father, who died in 1865, for many years 
was Consul-General at New York, for Prussia, Saxony and Baden. Mr. and Mrs. 
de Rham were one of the first couples married in Grace Church, Broadway and 
Tenth Street. They were to have celebrated their golden wedding on May 30th. 
In recent years neither took any active part in social affairs, spending their win- 
ters at their home, at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, which has been occupied by 
them for more than forty years, and the summers at " Giez," their country home 
at Cold Spring-on-the-Hudson. 

Mrs. de Rham's funeral took place at the Church of the Ascension, Fifth 
Avenue and Tenth Street. 

Charles David de R.hai:n' and Laura F. Schmidt had 

Foster (Frederick G.), b. June 6, 




IIEWZA DE Rham', b. July 18, 1850, m. 
April 26, 1876, John Jay Pierrepont' 
(Henry E.', m. Anna Maria Jay** 
(Peter), Hezekiah B.^ m. Anna Con- 
stable), b. Rye, N. Y., Septembers, 
1849 ; she d. October 17, 1879. 

L636], [644], [821] 

Hbnry Casimir de Rham*, b. July 
29, 1852, d. July 10, 1853. 

II Charles db Rham*, b. January 30, 
1854, m. April 13, 1880, Emily Hone 

1856. [637]. 

634. II Hbnry Casimir de Rham*, b. Au- 

gust 12, 1855, m. April 28, 1887, I. 
Anna T. Warren (G. B. Warren, 
Troy, N. Y.), b. October 18, 1863, d. 
November 7, 1894 ; April 23, 1896, 2. 
Georgiana I,. Berrymanft (Charles 
B..),b. June 28, 1869. [642] 

635. William de Rham*, b. April 3, 1857, 

unmarried, d. January 29, 1881, Pau, 

* N. Y. Genealogical Record, 
t Report of N. Y. state Historian. 

J Rev. Thomas Barclay married a sister of Alice Rutgers. 
I New York Tribune, May 6, 1899. 

** Henry B. Pierrepont and Anna Maria Jay had John Jay Pierrepont who married Bliza de Rham, Dr. 
William Augustus Pierrepont. d. January 6, 1902, aet. 46 ; Henry B. Pierrepont and two daughters. [821] 
tt Sister of Mrs. Lorillard Spencer. 


631 Eliza de Rham' (Charles David de Rham', Maria Theresa Moore*, 
m Henry Casimir de Rham, Dr. William^ Ivieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John^) and John Jay Pierreponf (Henry E.^ m. Anna Maria 
Jay' (Peter A.^* John\ Chief Justice of U. S.), HezekiahB.', m. Anna Constable 

(Winiam^ John^). 

John Jay Pierrepont was a member of the firm of Pierrepont Bros. & Co. 


£,liza de Rham' and John Jay Pierrepont had 

John Jay Pierrepont', d. 1879, in infancy. 

633. Charles de Rham' (Charles David de Rham', Maria Theresa 
Moore^ m. Henry Casimir de Rham, Dr. William^ I.ieut. Samuel*, Benjamin , 
Capt. Samuel", Rev. John^) and Entity Hone Foster had 


HBNRY Casimir de Rham», b. Feb. 2, 

638. Frederic Foster de Rham', b. June 

18, 1883. 

639. IvAURA DE Rham', b. Jan. 22, 1887. 

640. Charles de Rham', b. April 27, 1888, 

641. GiRAUD Foster de Rham', b. Dec. 

12, 1896. 
641a. (Daughter) DE Rham', 6. Dec. 31, 

634. Henry Casimir de Rham' (Charles David de Rham', Maria 
Theresa Moore^ m. Henry Casimir de Rham, Dr. William', Lieut. Samuel*, Ben- 
jamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and ^nna T. Warren and Georgianna 
L. "Berryman had 

643a. (Daughter) DE Rham', b. Feb. 12, 1903. 

642. Casimir de Rham', b. August 4, 1897. 

643. William de Rham', b. September 

27, 1901. 

620. Dr. Samuel W. Moore' (Dr. Wimam^ I,ieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Emily Constable^ (William', m. Anna White 
(Townsend, m. Anna Renaudet), John', m. Jane Kerin). 

The mantle of the distinguished father fell appropriately upon the son, 
Samuel W. Moore, t and the honor and dignity of the family virere preserved and 
transmitted. Dr. Moore was the typical physician, earnest, sympathetic, equal to 
emergency and having a genius for mechanics which was often used in surgical 
cases. He was successful in his practice and had the respect and love of his pa- 
tients. After his wife's death he spent his leisure in modeling in clay and pro- 
duced some very creditable busts of his wife and father. He lived in Warren 
Street, afterward at Broadway and Spring Streets. His portrait may be found in 
the New York Hospital. He was a vestryman of Grace Church. 

The annexed tribute to his memory by Dr. C. R. Oilman, of New York, 
shows the feelings of his professional brethren. 

The life of a practicing physician is very rarely one of startling adventures 
or striking events. His duties, though important as the value of life itself, are 
chiefly performed in the privacy of the sick-room ; and, of consequence, the man- 
ner in which he performs them is known only to the small circles of loving friends 
who gather around the bed of the sick or the dying. 

* Peter A. Jay was the brother of William Jay, who married Augusta McVicVar ( Atina Moore, m. John Mc- 
Vickar). [785] 

t The W. was added to his name to distinguish him from another Dr. Samuel Moore in New York City. 

Dr. Samuei, W. Moore. 

1 786- 1 854. 



Such a life, it may seem, presents but a barren field to the biographer. 
Bid him chronicle the victories of the warriors, the triumphs of the statesman, 
and he will devote to the task all his most brilliant powers, and do it with pride 
and pleasure. But to trace the every-day life of one who has ' ' pursued the noise- 
less tenor of his way ' ' in that obscurity which necessarily and very properly 
shrouds most of the labors of the physician, whose path has been from sick bed 
to sickbed, and whose contests have been only with the great enemy, death — this, 
to the ambitious biographer, may seem to be an ungrateful task. But it is not, 
or at least ought not to be, an ungenial labor, to speak of a life devoted to the 
service of humanity, spent in the unostentatious performance of varied and im- 
portant duties. Especially should the task of tracing such a course be grateful 
when the duties of the man have been performed in the spirit of a Christian. 

Such a task I have imposed upon myself, in attempting to write a biograph- 
ical sketch of the life and character of Samuel W. Moore, M.D., whose recent 
removal from among us, while it has plunged a bereaved family into deep afflic- 
tion, has spread throughout a large circle of loving friends and strongly attached 
patients, a deep and abiding sorrow " that they shall see his face no more forever. " 

Samuel W. Moore was born in New York City, nth October, 1786, the 
son of Dr. William Moore, long one of our most highly esteemed and successful 
practitioners. From early childhood his constitution was frail, and the delicacy 
of his bodily organization was equalled by the gentleness of his temper and the 
kindliness of his feelings. 

Such an one might seem to be unfitted to bear the grave responsibilities 
and act amid the appalling dangers which so often beset the physician's path, 
but this I believe is not so ; and the success of Dr. Moore adds another to the list 
of those physicians whose lives prove that it is not so. The truth seems to be 
that a strong sense of moral duty will so nerve the heart and strengthen the hand, 
that the most acute sensibility will only make its possessor more eager to relieve 
those sufferings by which his compassion is so strongly excited. Dr. Moore re- 
ceived his early intellectual training from Mr. Samuel Rudd, and entered Colum- 
bia College at the age of sixteen years, in 1802. His connection with Columbia 
College was probably rendered more pleasant and profitable by the fact that his 
uncle, Benjamin Moore, D.D., Bishop of New York, was then President of the in- 
stitution. Several of his classmates still survive among us, and we noticed two of 
them among the sorrowing friends who assembled at his funeral. He graduated 
in regular course in 1806, and immediately commenced the study of medicine un- 
der the guidance of his father, attending lectures in the medical department of 
Columbia College, in which Dr. Wright Post then taught anatomy. Dr. Richard 
Bailey surgery. Dr. Hammersley theory and practice of physic. Dr. J. R. B. 
Rodgers midwifery, and Dr. David Hosack botany. From those distinguished 
teachers he received, in 18 10, the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and immediately 
entered into full practice, taking a share of the large business of his father. This 
arrangement continued until 1824, when the elder Dr. Moore died, having prac- 
ticed physic forty-four years. His son now took his place among the prominent 
physicians of New York, with a large circle of patients, and a still larger one of 
friends ; for such was the unaffected kindness of his heart, and such the graceful 
amenity of his manners, that few became his patients without remaining ever his 
attached friends. With his professional brethren his position was peculiarly 
pleasant. A thorough medical education, and a large measure of well-improved 
experience, gave to his opinions deserved weight, and insured him, as a physician, 
a strong hold on the confidence of physicians, while his conduct, on all occasions 
so perfectly upright, his manner so dignified yet so gentle, gave him as a man the 
highest place in their regard. To quarrel with such a man was simply impossible 
and to distrust him seemed not so much a wrong as a folly. Of him it can truly 
be said, that after a successful career of more than forty years, and that in times 
of many professional contests, he made many friends, and not one single enemy 
in his own profession. Oh, si sic omnes! In 1824 he was appointed one of the 
physicians of the New York Hospital. For this situation he had moral qualifica- 
tions which are more important, and alas, more rare, than professional skill. His 


conscientiousness insured to the poorest and most degraded of his pauper pa- 
tients a full measure of his attention, while his amiability and benevolence made 
him the friend of poor and rich alike. In 1828 he was compelled, by failing 
health, to retire from a position which he was so well fitted to adorn. 

In 1828, Dr. Moore was appointed Trustee of the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, and continued, from that period to the end of his life, to take an earnest 
interest in the prosperity of that institution. At the time of his death he was the 
senior member of the board. In 1849, on the reappearance of the cholera. Dr. 
Moore, in conjunction with his friends. Dr. Joseph M. Smith and Dr. John B. 
Beck, was appointed medical counselors to the Committee of the Sanitary Board 
of Health. To the duties of this position, made more onerous by the fact that his 
associate. Dr. Beck, was soon, by the state of his health, disabled from taking his 
share of them, Dr. Moore devoted all his energies ; and the report published by 
the committee affords most satisfactory evidence of the ability and faithfulness 
with which this important public duty was performed. For several years, the 
health of Dr. Moore, never very robust, had been gradually declining, and he felt 
himself obliged to contract tlie sphere of his professional labor. Still he was unwil- 
ling entirely to give up the practice of his profession, and very many of his old friends 
were still more unwilling to be given up. In March last he met with an accident 
which, though not immediately followed by grave symptoms, caused, as afterwards 
appeared, effusion of blood into the cavity of the arachnoid. He continued to 
visit a few friends, and his venerable form was still seen at church ; till in July 
paralysis very gradually supervened, and on the 26th of August, 1854, 
" Gently as an infant to his sleep. 
Went he to death"— 

Dr. Moore married, in 1813, Emily, daughter of William Constable, Esq., 
by whom he had thirteen children, ten of whom yet survive to give unto God 
most " hearty thanks for the good example of him who, having finished his course 
in faith, doth now rest from his labors." 

The following resolutions show in what esteem he was held : 

At a meeting of the Board of Health held on the 3d day of October, 1849, the following 
resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Board of Health are eminently due and are hereby 
tendered to its Medical Counsel, Doctors Moore, Smith and Beck, to the resident physician. Dr. 
Geer, and to the Health Commissioner, Dr. Morris, for their vigilant, constant and untiring 
exertions in behalf of and for the preservation of the health of the city, and their efficient aid 
rendered to this Board during the summer last passed, a summer characterized throughout the 
prevalence of the cholera with a fearful mortality, imposing great unusual hazard, labor and 
responsibility upon the medical gentlemen above named. 

J. H. Chambers, 

To Dr. Samuki, W. Moorb.* Secry. 


New York, September 8, 1854. 

Sir : At the monthly meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine the following res- 
olutions were adopted : 

Resolved, That this Academy has learned with profound regret, of the decease of Dr. 
Samuel W. Moore, late Fellow of this Academy. 

Resolved, That in the decease of Dr. Moore the medical profession has lost a high- 
minded and honorable practitioner, who, during a long and successful career of practice sus- 
tained the dignity of the profession, while by his devotion to its interests, his kind feeling to- 
wards his professional brethren, no less than by the purity of his life, he has left an example 
worthy of all imitation. 

Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be instructed to convey to the afflicted family 
of the deceased our sincere condolence on this mournful event, and that these resolutions be 
recorded upon the minutes. Respectfully, 

Sam'i<. a. Purdy, 

Recording Secretary. 

At a special meeting of the Trustees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the 
City of N. York held at the College on Friday evening, September 22nd, 1854, the following 
resolutions were passed : 

• Dr. Samuel W. Moore lived at 48 Warren street, Broadway and Spring, Broadway, first door below Ninth 
152 Fourteentn Stre«t. • 


Resolved, That the Board of Trustees have heard with deep regret of the decease of 
their Senior fellow member, Samuel W. Moore, M.D., whereby the College has lost one of its 
oldest and most valued supporters. 

Resolved, That in common with the medical profession of this city and a numerous 
circle of attached friends, the Trustees entertain for their deceased friend and colleague senti- 
ments of sincere respect and affectionate regards. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be communicated to the family of the de- 
ceased with the expression of the heartfelt sympathy of the Trustees in their bereavement. 

GuRDON Buck, M.D., 
New York, September 30, 1854. Registrar. 

My Dbar Sir : NBw York, Dec. 1854. 

As every evidence of the respect and esteem entertained for your good father is grati- 
fying to me, I take pleasure in complying with the Registrar's request to transmit to you the 
enclosed resolutions adopted at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of which your father was the senior member. With my best regards 
for your sisters and yourself, I remain Truly Yours, 

Richk Hoffman. 
WHLIAM C. MoorB, 14th Street [No. 152]. 

Dr. Samuel Moore's record is partly given in the following : 

1810, he was surgeon's mate of the Fourth Regiment. 

April 6, 1815, appointed Surgeon of the 85th Regiment of Infantry of the State of New 
York by Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins. 

June 7, 1817, elected a member of the American Academy of Fine Arts ; John Trumbull, 
President, Al. Robertson, Secretary. 

Nov. 10, 1820, appointed Hospital Surgeon of the 3d Division of Infantry of the State of 
New York by Gov. De Witt Clinton. 

Nov. 13, 1820, Col. John T. Jones by Edmund Kortright, Adjutant, thanks " Dr. Moore 
for the constant attention to the duties of his ofBce during the many years he has served in the 
staff of the 85th Regiment." In consequence of the promotion of Dr. Moore to the Medical 
Staff of the 3d Division of Infantry, Dr. J. Van Rensselaer will do duty. 

Feb. 6, 1821, elected Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University 
of the State of New York. John W. Francis, M. D., Registrar. 

April 10, 1 82 1, appointed Trustee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City 
of New York by the "Regents of the University at their last meeting," " in the place of William 
Moore, M. D., who has resigned his seat as Trustee in said College." Gideon Hawley, Secre- 
tary of the Regents of the University. 

June I, 1824, elected, by the Governors of the New York Hospital, Physician for ensu- 
ing year. At the same meeting Dr. Valentine Mott was elected Surgeon. 

June II, 1824, at the Anniversary Meeting of the New York Literary and Philosophical 
Society, elected to the council with Gen. Morton, Prof. McVickar, Dr. V. Mott, Rev. Dr. Wain- 
wright. Prof. Griscomb, P. Hone, Esq., H. Wheaton, Esq., W. Gracie, Es{i., Dr. A. H. Stevens, 
Rev. Dr. Turner. The President was De Witt Clinton, LL.D., the Vice-Presidents, David 
Hosack, M. D., F. R. S., S. L. Mitchell, M. D., etc. Prof J. Renwick ; the Corresponding Sec- 
retaries were J. W. Francis, M. D., Jer. Van Rensselaer, M. D.; the Recording Secretaries, P. 
S. Townsend, M. D., J. B. Stevenson, M. D. ; the Curators Gen. A. Fleming, J. M. Pendleton, 
M. D.; the Treasurer, H. Brevoort, Jr., Esq. 

Aug. 31, 1824, elected a Resident Member of the New York Horticultural Society. 
David Hosack, President ; Levi H. Clark, Recording Secretary. The Stated Meetings were 
held at the New York Institution. 

Feb. 28, 1829, elected "Member for Life of the 'Aux' New York Bible and Common 
Prayer Book Society." Floyd Smith, Treasurer. 

Sept. I, 1829, elected a member of the Society of the New York Hospital. Peter Augus- 
tus Jay, President ; Robert I. Murray, Sec'ry. 

April 21, 1831, notified that he had been elected Consulting Physician to the N. Y. 
Dispensary, to supply the place left vacant by the death of Dr. Watts. Signed, James F. De 

Emily Constable'* belonged to the Constable family which lived near Dub- 
lin, Ireland. They originally came from Yorkshire in England and bore the same 
arms as the Yorkshire family. 

*Wllllam Constable^ (Tohni)and jinna White (Townsend, m. Ann Renaudet) had Buretta» m. 
Tames McVickar« (Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin^, Capt. Samuel^, Rev. John'), Matilda', 
m. Edward C. McVickar" (Anna Moore^, m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin^, Capt. Samuel*, Rev. Johni), 
WiUiam', m. Mary Eliza McVickar" (Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. 
John'), EmilyS, m. Dr. Samuel W. Moore" (Dr. William", I^ieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^, Rev. John'), 
John*, m. Susan lyivingston, Harriet*, m. James Duane, settled in Franklin County, N. Y., Anna*, m. Hezckiah 
B. Pierrepont. I821] 



Thomas Constable livedatLogganinthe ManorofWingfield, County Wex- 
ford, Ireland. His great-grandson wrote that he was a descendant of one of the 
judges of King Charles I. In the list of the Long Parliament was Sir William 
Constable, Baronet (regicide* instead of Benson, the jobber, and in preference to 
Deerlove '42, Knaresborough, a " recruiter," not an original member). 

Thomas Constable and his wife had a son WilUam, born 1693, 

who married 1716, Elizabeth Owen, of a Welsh family. 

William Constable and Elizabeth Owen, his wife, had a son John\ born in 
Dublin, Ireland, the first to come to America. He married Jane Kerin, the daugh- 
ter of William Kerin and his wife Jane Ewer, of Dublin. John Constable was 
Ivieutenant and Surgeon in the Colonial Army in 1762-5. He died at Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., in 1785, aged 75, and was buried at St. Paul's, New York City. 
John Constable^ and Elizabeth Owen had a son, William^ 

Emily Constable' was the daughter of William Constable^ born in Dublin, 
January i, 1751, who was Aide to General I^afayette, an honorary member of the 
Society of the Cincinnati, a partner of Gouverneur Morris and an intimate friend of 
Lafayette, Hamilton, Jay, and Washington. He was the principal owner of the 
" Macomb purchase." He died in New York in 1803 and was buried in St. Paul's 
churchyard. William Constable presented a fine portrait head of Washington by 
Stuart to General Hamilton ; a head of William Constablef, by Stuart, is at Con- 
stable Hall, N. Y. Amongst the treasures of the family are letters from Gov. 
Morris, Lafayette, and Robert Morris. He married, February 28, 1782, Anna 
White, daughter of Townsend White and his wife, Anna Renaudet (m. July 13, 
1741), of Philadelphia, who was one of the Queens of Beauty at the Meschianza 
ball. May 18, 1778. She was a schoolmate and intimate friend of Martha Dan- 
dridge, afterward Martha Custis, and later the wife of Washington. A bracelet con- 
taining a miniature of Washington is still in existence which was presented by 
Martha Custis. Her sister Sarah married March 17, 1767, Moore Furman, of 
New Jersey, who was prominent in the Revolution and a friend of Washington. 
See Gershom Moore*. [11] 

Dr. Samuel Moore^ and Emily Constable had 

644. Susan', 6. September 15, 1814, 
married, d. April 15, 1849. 

Maria Thsrksa', b. June 

645. IIMaria Thsrusa', d. June 21, 1816, 

unmarried ; lives at Stamford, Conn. 

646. ||Wii,i,iam ConsTabi,b', 6. January 20, 

1818, m. June 10, 1857, Mary Charl- 
ton Holthuysen ; he d. February 13, 
1886, Nyack, N. Y.; no children. 

647. IIHenry Casimir', 6. February i6, 

1820, in New York City, unmarried, 
d. March 30, 1897. 

648. Anna ConsTabi,^', 6. May 16, 1821, 

d. December 2, 1822. 

649. II REV. John Waists', 6. February 25, 

1825, m. October 10, 1854, Frances 
H. Weber, of Michigan (Rev. Wil- 
liam), *. at Fairfield, N. Y.; he d. 
May 13, 1885. [657] 

650. II Anna Constable', 5. July 19, 1827, m. 

April 21, 1848, Francis Van Rensse- 
laer (Dr. Jeremiah, m. Miss 

Foster, of Boston, Mass.); she d. 
July 29, 1859. [669] 

651. Samuel Clement', d. November 11, 

1829, unmarried, d. March 30, 1873, 
of pneumonia ; was in the Bank of 
Commerce, New York, for many 

652. Benjamin', b. February 26, 1832, un- 

married, d. April 6, i860, of con- 
sumption ; was with the Appleton 
Co., New York. 

653. IITheodore', b. February 26, 1832, un- 

married, d. July 1, 1862, of typhoid 

654. Edmund Pendleton', b. Februarys, 

1834, d. February 9, 1834. 

655. Jane', b. October 8, 1835, unmarried, d. 

April II, 1873. 

656. II Dr. Richard Hoffman', b. October 

20, 1837, m. July 8, 1861, Anna 
Beekman Whiley (Richard); he rf. 
July 29, 1875 ; no children. 

* signed the death warrant, 
t See Ogden Hoffman's Eulogy, 

Hough's History of Lewis County, 1852. 


645. Maria Theresa Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.°, Dr.WilliaIIl^ I,ieut. Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^). 

The compiler of this work is under many obligations for help rendered by 
Miss Moore, who lives in Stamford, Conn. Her interesting letters have been a 
source of pleasure and her investigations have saved from oblivion many facts. 

She has several relics — linen napkins with the Moore crest woven in the 
center, her father's seal with the crest engraved upon it, a silver tankard be- 
longing originally to Lieut. Samuel Moore*, the cover marked S. M. , left to her 
father by his grandfather, whose name he bore ; a thimble given her by Mrs. 
de Rham, her godmother, who was named after Maria Theresa Clarke, Bishop 
Moore's wife's sister, who married Viscount Barrington, and who presented it to 
Mrs. De Rham. "It is silver, only the top solid, the lower part pretty filigree work 
and closed by ascrew-end, on which 'Maria' is engraved, and makes a seal." Maria 
Theresa Clarke was a cousin of Theodosia Bartow, the wife of Col. Burr. She has a 
letter written by Theodosia Burr Alston*, to her mother, from Saratoga. Her 
reminiscences are exceedingly noteworthy. Here are some : " We were born in 
Warren Street, and when a child my grandmother called me to the window and, 
pointing out a white-haired, bent man, leaning on the arm of a tall colored 
nurse, said, ' that is Aaron' Burr, remember the name when you hear all about 
him one of these days.' 

" All that I know of his grandfather (Bishop McVickar's), is that he had 
a country seat on the Hudson which he sold to my grandfather, Constable, which 
has since been used as an institution called ' The House of Mercy,' possibly now 
it may be included in Greater New York. 

" In addition to my grandmother I found old acquaintances of my child- 
hood in ' Mrs. White and her beautiful daughters,' who often visited my grand- 
mother, living in Murray Street , when we lived in Warren, close by, but I feel as 
if I told of their peculiarities in a former note and how the British oflScers all be- 
sieged their house before leaving, for a last farewell." This on receipt of a book 
describing the Meschianza ball in Philadelphia in 1778. 

' ' Some time if you ever meet Mr. O. H. Perry will you ask him how he is 
related to Commodore Perry. I recollect Calbraith and a younger one, Willie, I 
think. The family were friends of ours." 

' ' Perhaps Theresa Moore in England might recollect some of the old-time 
talk of her grandmother (the Bishop's widow), who lived in their delightful old 
house with them, and was always called ' dear;' their mother they could scarcely 
remember, she and her two elder daughters died so long ago." 

' ' Eugene Bicknell is grandson of a third sister of my mother who married 
a Pierrepont, and lived in Brooklyn in a large old house on the heights, one of 
Washington's headquarters long ago destroyed." 

" One small teaspoon marked w^, William and Jane, I suppose, my grand- 
father and grandmother. She was related to the Hamilton and Stuj^esant-Fish 
family, I always understood, and I recollect them visiting at our house in Warren 
Street when I was young." 

' ' Francis Van Rensselaer was the son of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, and his 
mother was a Miss Foster, of Boston. Their home was at Greenbush, just across 
the river from Albany — such a solid old house, walls two feet thick built of brick 
from Holland, and on each upper floor a brick left out here and there with a reg- 
ular opening through, for the convenience of shooting attacking Indians." 

• Theodosia Burr, *. 1783, m. 1801, Joseph Alston, Governor of South Carolina, lost at sea 1813, 



646. William Constable Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.', Dr. William', I^ieut. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev, John') and Mary Charlton Hott= 


William Constable Moore', after completing his education, was employed 
for many years as civil engineer. He was engaged on the first surveys of the 
Hudson River Railroad and many others. In 1849 he entered the Bank of Com- 
merce (now First National Bank) of New York, where he remained twenty-three 
years. In 1872 he spent a few months in Europe, and on his return in 1873 set- 
tled inNyack, becoming President of the Nyack National Bank in 1878, in which 
capacity he served faithfully until he was stricken down by disease. He was also 
an active member of the Nyack Choral Society, and was conspicuous in good works 
in many directions. He was beloved by the entire community in which he lived, 
and his death will long be mourned by all who knew him. His remains were taken 
to New York and services were held in St. Mark's Church in that city.* 

647. Henry Casimir Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.^ Dr. WilliamS Ueut. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. SamueF, Rev. John'). 

Henry Casimir Moore' died at his home in Stamford, Conn. His early life 
was spent in New York City. Subsequently he lived for a time in England and 
Australia, where he became well known and highly respected. Returning to this 
country, he lived first in New York and then in Stamford, Conn. The funeral 
was held in St. Andrew's Church, Stamford. 

649. Rev. John Wells Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.», Dr. William^ Went. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Frances H. Weber 

(Rev. William). 

Dr. John Wells Moore' was graduated at the head of his class at Columbia 
College in 1847 ; he took his A.M. in i860. His first charge was at North Salem 
and Summers, Westchester Co. , where he preached five years. From there he 
went to Canton, St. I^awrence Co., where he remained five years, and was after- 
ward one year in New York. Twenty-four years ago last April (1861), he took 
charge of Christ Church in Red Hook. He brought to his new field an energy 
and perseverance which was an incentive to the little charge to put forth their 
best efforts. The good results of his labors are apparent in the strength and in- 
fluence of the flourishing church he leaves behind. Quiet, unassuming, but sin- 
cere in his bearing toward all, with simple tastes that found their highest gratifi- 
cation in the home that he loved and the endearments of a large family circle, he 
sought no higher place save that which he occupied in the church for which he 
so zealously labored. The loss of such a man can scarcely be estimated. As a cit- 
izen he was so unobtrusive, as a neighbor so kind, as a peacemaker always desir- 
ing right, as a Christian man God-fearing and humble, he filled these stations 
without regard to eye-service. Modest to an unusual degree, he turned aside the 
many marks of favor with which his friends would have honored him. 

At a meeting of the Trustees of Christ Church, Red Hook, N. Y., held May 15th, 1885, 
there were present Edward Martin, Richard Martin, John Armstrong Chanter, Edward B. Bost- 
wick and John H. ElseflFer. 

The following minute was adopted : 

It having pleased Almighty God to remove to his heavenly rest our beloved rector, the 
Rev. John Wells Moore, we desire to place on record our deep and lasting sorrow for the loss 
not only to ourselves but the whole cotnmunity, of one who, during the twenty-four years that 
he has been among us, has always been our guide, counsellor and friend, a helper of the help- 
less and a comforter of those in affliction. 

* Newspaper clipping. 



We wish also to bear witness to the purity of his life and the beauty of his character, 
which, by their example have been such a powerful influence among us for good. 

We also desire to express for his family, who have lost a devoted and affectionate hus- 
band, father and friend, our deep and sincere sympathy, with the prayer that our Heavenly 
Father will comfort them with a sense of His goodness, and in their great affliction give them 
peace. Edward Martin, Chairman. 

John H. Ei.SEFFBR, Secretary. 

At a meeting of the following clergy, the Rev. Drs. Clark, Gibson, Harrison, Olssen 
and Fairbairn, and the Revs. Messrs. Hopson, Piatt and Shober, who attended the burial of 
the Rev. John W. Moore, rector of Christ Church, Red Hook, Dutchess County, N. Y., on Fri- 
day afternoon, May isth, the Rev. Dr. Olssen and the Rev. Dr. Fairbairn were appointed to 
make and publish a minute, testifying to the affection and respect of the clergy present for 
their departed brother. 

The Rev. John W. Moore, M. A., was born in the city of New York, February 25th, 
1826. He graduated at Columbia College in 1847, and at the General Theological Seminary in 
1850. He was known and esteemed by his brethren of the clergy, especially for three things : 

The first was his learning. He graduated at Columbia College at the head of his class. 
He was offered the Professorship of Greek in Burlington College by the Right Rev. G. W. 
Doane, of New Jersey, on the recommendation of Professor Charles Anthon. His love of learn- 
ing never waned. He was wedded to his books and lived much in his library to the very last. 
He was an accomplished theologian. The second trait for which he was esteemed was the 
purity of his character. His life was adorned by those virtures which have been painted so 
vividly in Herbert's " Country Parson." His neighbors can testify that for twenty-four years 
he has always maintained a life void of offence toward God and toward man. Dignified, self- 
possessed and companionable, he always and without exception maintained the character of a 
Christian gentleman. 

He was also remarkable for his modesty. With his learning and breeding he might 
have claimed for himself a higher position in the Church. But he was content to labor in the 
sphere where Providence had called him with contentment and cheerfulness, finding his hap- 
piness in his work and in his family. 

Frances Weber* was the daughter of "William M.', born in Peterborough, 
Madison County, N. Y., who first studied medicine and later entered the church. 

Rev. John Wells Moore' and Frances H. Weber had 

Emily Constablb*, b. August 11, 
1855, d. October 28, 1858. 

EHEN Wbber', 6. March 31, 1858, d. 
Nov. 29, 1863. 

James Duane^, b. July 17, i860, m. 
Nov. 5, 1900, Marion Randall, Edge- 
field, S. C. 

Lewis Bayard*, b. April 30, 1862, m. 
July 26, 1898, Susan Quintard Hoyt 
(Roswell), Stamford, Conn. 

661. IIJOHN Constable*, b. September 20, 
1864, m. April 18, 1892, Anna diZer- 
ega* (George Theodore', Augustus*, 
Francisco' ) . [ 667 ] 



662. Margaret Talman', b. May 16 

1867, m. June 10, 1903, Rev. Rober 
Herbert Mize. 

663. IITheodore*, b. February 12, 1870, m. 

November 14, 1894, Elizabeth Potter 
Mayer (Rev. Gustavus, retired, of 

Philadelphia, m. Potter, Penn 

Yan, Pa., a branch of the Rhode 
Island family of Potter). 

664. II Rev. Francis Van Rensselaer", b. 

June 17, 1872, m. June 30, 1903, 
Margaretta Duncan Milton (Wil- 
Uam Tailor), Berry viUe, Va.; St. 
Paul's Church, Elm Grove, Va. 

665. ^ d. August 6, 1876. 

666. William Constable", b. September 

6, 1877, d. July 4, 1878. 

661. John Constable Moore" (Rev. John Wells', Dr. Samuel W.', Dr. 
William', I^ieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Anna di 
Zerega*^ (George Theodore', m. Juliana Irwine, Augustus', m. Baroness Von 
Bretton, Francisco\ m. Catharine I/)uise Grego). 

John Constable Moore" was educated at St. Stephen's College, Annandale, 
N. Y. , and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. ; he is a member of 
A * fraternity ; in the real estate business, 51 lyiberty Street, New York; home, 
Bergen Point, N.J. 

Anna di Zerega* was the daughter of George Theodore', born Dec. 11, 1831, 
and Juliana Galbraith Irwine*, of Philadelphia (William Callender', b. 1808, d. 


1884, m. Anna Petit I^ongstreth, Col. and Judge Niell^ b. 1782, m. Juliana Gal- 
braith (Maj. Andrew), Gen. William\ b. 1741, d. 1804, m. about 1772 Ann Cal- 
lander (Col. Robert, m. Mary Scull, a descendant of Nicholas Scull, 1685)), the 
granddaughter of Augustus^ * of Island Hall, Westchester County, N. Y., b. at 
Martinique, Dec. 3, 1803, d. at New York, Dec. 23, 1888, merchant at Caraccas, 
Ven., a friend of Simon Bolivar, suffering from the revolution, came to the U. S. 
in 1831, settled in Philadelphia, but removed to New York, where he established 
the Z line of clipper ships, retired from business 1862 ; bought the Aldie estate, 
1842-3 ; went to reside on his estate of Island Hall on IvOng Island Sound, 1855, 
and Eliza M. Uytendalle, Baroness Von Bretton (John B., Baron Von Bretton, of 
Denmark, m. Judith Blackwell, of England), the great-granddaughter of Fran- 
cisco\ of Caraccas, Ven., b. near Chiavari, Italy, d. at Caraccas, 1840, came to 
the W. I., latter part of last century and Catharine Louise Grego, of Guadaloupe. 

John Constable Moore" and Anna di Zerega had 

667. Anna ConsTablk', b. Feb. 2, 1894. 668a. Ei-Eanor Von Brbtton^, b. May 28, 

668. Thbodore Ci.EmenT', b. Jan. 8, 1895. 1899. 

663. Theodore Moore' (Rev. John Wells', Dr. Samuel W.', Dr. William", 
Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin^ Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') and Elizabeth "Potter 

Mayer (Rev. Gustavus William, m. Potter, of Penn Yan, branch of R. I. 


Theodore Moore" is financial editor of the New York Tribune. He is a 
graduate of St. John's School, and a member of the class of 1892, Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., a member of A * fraternity. 

664. Rev. Francis Van Ik.ensselaer Moore" (Rev. John Wells', 
Dr. Samuel W.^ Dr. William^ Lieut. Samuel^ Benjamin', Capt. SamueF, Rev. 
John') and Margaretta Duncan Milton (William Tailor). 

Francis Van Rensselaer Moore" was ordained as an Episcopal Clergyman 
in June, 1903. He is a graduate of St. John's School, Sing Sing (Ossining), 
N. Y., St. Stephen's College, Annandale, and the Theological Seminary at Alexan- 
dria, Va. He was in the army during the Spanish War, Lieut. loist N. Y. Reg- 

650. Anna Constable Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.', Dr. William', Lieut. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Francis Van Rensse= 

laer (Dr. Jeremiah, m. Foster, of Boston, Mass.). 

Anna Constable Moore' and Francis Van Rensselaer lived at Greenbush, 
opposite Albany, N. Y. 

Anna Constable Moore' and Francis Van Rensselaer had 

669. Foster Van Rensselaer*, b. May 7, I 670. Glen Van Rensselaer', b. Feb 18 
1856, d. Oct. 29, 1871. I 1859, d. 1886. ■ ' 

653. Theodore Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.^ Dr. WilHam^ Lieut. Samuel*, 
Benjamin', Capt. Samuel, Rev. John') was clerk in the banking establishment of 

* A half-brother of Augustus di Zerega, Francis di Zerega, became Governor-General of Mexico atirt « f„ii 
brother, John di Zerega, married into the noble de Tror family of Spain. ^<=°erai oi Mexico, and a fuU 


de Rham & Moore, a volunteer in the Civil War, serving as First Lieutenant of 
Co. , First New York Regiment, Volunteers. After two years' service he re- 
turned home to die. 

656. Dr. Richard Hoffman Moore' (Dr. Samuel W.', Dr. William\ 
Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel\ Rev. John') and Anna 'Bee'kjnan 
Whiley (Richard). 

Dr. Richard Hoffman Moore' was a graduate of Columbia Medical School 
in 1861. 

There has seldom been a more popular statuette than that of the caricature 
dog with the title, "Who's Afraid?" Although they first made their appear- 
ance nearly ten years ago, the statuettes are still sold by image- venders, and the 
grotesque figure of the dog has been used on signs, business cards and in other 
forms. The name of the designer has never before been made public. It was the 
late Dr. R. H. Moore. Dr. Moore was a universal genius. He was a capable 
physician, so clever a mechanic that he could make clocks, an excellent painter 
and draughtsman, and he wished to add to his accomplishments that of sculpture. 
He buried two pet black-and-tan dogs and he attempted to make a portrait of one 
of them in clay. The result was "Who's Afraid ? " Of course it was a failure 
as a portrait, but it was such a capital caricature that his friends begged him for 
copies and he had a few cast. Somehow, the image-sellers got hold of one of them 
and since then thousands of the amusing figure have been sold, for which the gen- 
ial Doctor never received one cent of profit. He died a few years ago, beloved by 
a large circle of friends to whom he had endeared himself by his gentle and win- 
ning qualities.* 

Quite a mistake — its being connected with his black-and-tan dogs ; it was 
a caricature of some poUtician of the day. He left the mold in which he cast his 
clay model and was amused later on to see them sold about the street. Some fig- 
ures he made afterwards were very good, t 

Anna Beekman Whiley was a great-granddaughter of DeWitt Clinton and 
was bom at the old Beekman mansion at Tarrytown, N. Y. 

621. Jane Moore* (Dr. William^ m. Jane Fish, Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Henry Major. 

Henry Major was of the seventh generation of his name, born in the old 
homestead where the first of his paternal ancestors, who came from Kent, Eng- 
land, as chaplain to King James in 16 — , settled. He was of the firm of Major, 
Gillespie & Co. Miss Major has miniatures of Dr. William Moore and his wife, 
Jane Fish Moore. 

Jane Moore* and Henry Major had 

670a. Jane Major', b. June 22, 1807, d. July 674. Maria Thuresa Major'. 

7, 1885, aet. 78. 

671. Sarah Major', b. 1809, d. i884d=. 

672. Ai,BXANDKR Major', d. 1881. 

673. Susan Mary Major', d. Aug. 30, 1873, 

54th yr. 

675. Wir,i,iAM HENRY Major', d. Oct. 26, 


676. Emii,y Moore Major'; No. 147 Sec- 

ond Avenue, New York. 

623. Benjamin Moore" (Dr. William^ Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel^ Rev. John') was stricken with apoplexy on the Custom House steps in 
New York. He was of the firm of de Rham &. Moore. He lived in Columbia 

* N. Y. Times. 

t Miss M. T. Moore. 



College grounds with his brother, mother, and sister who married Dr. Hodges. 
He was a graduate of Columbia, class of 1810. 

625. William Moore' (Dr. William^ I^ieut. SamuelS Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Margaret GouVerneur (Samuel, m. Mary Phillipse). 

William Moore" died at his home at Garrison's-on-the-Hudson. He was 
eighty-seven years old, and had been living for many years in the quiet retreat 
where he died. He was of the old and widely known Moore family of Newtown, 
ly. I., where he was born. William Moore was a typical correct, stately old New 
Yorker, with a stiff pride and a distinguished honor. In partnership with Henry 
C. De Rham, he formed the old and almost forgotten banking firm of de Rham 
& Moore. Their business was largely in French securities, and the partners were 
brothers-in-law. They retired nearly twenty years ago. Mr. Moore's funeral was 
in St. PhilHp's Church, Garrison's.* 

The Rev. Albert Zabriskie Gray pays the following tribute to his memory:t 

A gentleman and a scholar in every truest, highest sense of the term, 
belonging to one of our oldest and best American families, a man who had trav- 
eled much in early life, and was a deeply-read scientific student almost to the 
day of his death, for when all but completely deprived of the social enjoyment of 
his faculties, he was still and ever pouring over his books, and two books there 
were that never left his side or his hand — his Bible and his Prayer Book. Hum- 
ble and devout, courteous and accomplished, unselfish and unstained, a gentleman 
of the old school, in fine, a school that is rapidly passing away amid the sneering 
cynicisms of a utilitarian, if not a degenerate age — a school whose word was as 
good as its bond, whose chivalry was an aegis to womanhood, and whose knees 
never' failed in lowly homage to God. 

Never a L,ord's day that he was not at his place in the temple ; never a day 
of atoning memory that he was not following devoutly its Litany. Indeed, in the 
latter days of his life, when enfeebled in memory, he would start up and off for 
the church, and was with difficulty made to understand that there was no service 
there. And when in the church, it was beautiful to behold his venerable form, 
his white head ever reverently bent, his absorbed demeanor and his tottering steps, 
as almost to the last he insisted upon carrying out his warden's duty of bearing 
the offerings of the faithful to the altar of God. 

His liberality was as grand as it was unostentatious. Never will the writer 
forget the quiet way in which he once, at a time of parish emergency, made a 
princely gift of money, and deemed it as always more of a privilege than a duty. 

Many a faithful, toilful missionary in the far west blessed God for the 
bounty of this true steward, who never turned a deaf ear to any worthy persona 
appeal or to the pathetic tale of self-sacrificing zeal on some page of The Church- 

And never again can the writer forget how, when he was endeavoring, un- 
der great difficulties, to erect a Uttle wayside chapel for the scattered sheep of his 
Highland cure, this venerable servant of God, then three-score years and ten, at 
once volunteered to survey and lay out the plot, and worked faithfully at it 
through much of a summer day. 

We might thus proceed, giving instance after instance of devout fidelity, 
or we might take up much more of your columns in relating more secular inci- 
dents of this pure and beautiful life, contemporaneous with our century and iden- 
tified with much of its best social, commercial and ecclesiastical history ; but we 
will leave that for a worthier hand to draw out, simply closing this most affection- 
ate tribute with the thought of how aptly such a life and such a death illustrate 
the solemn and eloquent prayer of our service book, ' ' the testimony of a good 
conscience, in the communion of the Catholic Church, in the confidence of a cer- 

• N. Y. Tribune, July, 1885. 
t The Churchman. 


tain faith, in the comfort of a reasonable, religious and holy hope, in favor with 
God, and in perfect charity with the world." 

Margaret Gouverneur" was the daughter of Samuel Gouvemeur' and his 
wife, Mary Phillipse. In 1795 one of the great commercial firms of New York 
was Gouverneur & Kemble.* Samuel Gouverneur was a member of this firm. He 
married the only child, a daughter of Capt. Frederick Phillipse, a half-pay British 
oflScer, who lived in a mansion at the corner of Pine and William Streets. Capt. 
Phillipse was one of the most popular men of the town. He remarried after the 
war and died about 1813. He joined the St. George's Society in New York, in 
1788 and was Vice-President for a long time. The daughter was a favoured 
belle in her day, said to have been a most charming, as well as beautiful girl. 
Samuel Gouverneur and Mary Phillipse had a son who dropped the name Gouv- 
erneur and took that of his grandfather " Frederick Phillipse." 

626. Sarah Ann Moore" (Dr. "William^ I^ieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Dr. Edtsiard Hodges (Archelaus). 

The following tribute by her stepdaughter, Faustina Hasse Hodges, t is 
interesting : 

My second mother, Miss Sarah Ann Moore', was one of the most charming 
and agreeable women in the large and refined circle in which she moved. Spark- 
ling and fascinating in conversation, unostentatious and natural in manner, it 
was impossible for her not to attract all in the intellectual society which gathered 
around her brother, Nathaniel F. Moore, LL.D., who, at the time of her marriage, 
was Greek Professor and afterwards President of Columbia College, New York. 
Among the intellectual she had a right to move, being the daughter of a distin- 
gfuished physician, the niece of Bishop Moore, of New York, and first cousin of 
Clement C. Moore, 1,1/. D., Hebrew Professor of the General Theological Seminary, 
New York. She spoke French and Italian with fluency and ease, her preceptor 
in the latter language having been Signer Daponte, who had arranged the libretto 
of Don Giovanni for Mozart ; and she numbered literary men of England, Italy 
and France amongst her friends. 

During one of her visits abroad her bust was taken by Thorwaldsen ; and 
in New York she had received vocal lessons of Madame Malibran. Naturally fond 
of music and highly cultivated in opera and other branches of study, sacred music 
of a high order, and the school of our Cathedral composers were quite unknown 
to her. The services she had heard while in England had not reached her heart. 

Unaccustomed to the highest form of German music, she used to exclaim, 
as she heard my father's daily rendering of one or two of Sebastian Bach's fugues, 
" Oh, those horrid fugues ! " But gradually and surely her tone changed. She 
began to like and then to love them, and on no account would miss the Doctor's 
morning fugue. She was very clever at extemporary versification, but 
withal her character shone brightest in the daily round of her life. She was be- 
loved by all classes, rich and poor, the scholarly and the humble. She could hear 
of no case of sickness or sorrow without doing her utmost to relieve it. A per- 
fect sincerity governed speech and action, she was exactly the same, whether 
adorning a literary circle or reading the Bible at the bedside of one of her humble 
poor. She was generous in spirit, faithful and loving in every relation of life. 
Perhaps her most beautiful characteristic was the zeal and entirety with which 
she entered into my father's life. With her practical mind she blended a high 
and religious ideal. Her spirit was receptive to a great degree, and was capable 
of great exaltation through sacred music. 

* Old Merchants of New York. 

t "Edward Hodges," by his daughter, Faustina H. Hodges, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1896. Dr. Edward Hodges, 
m. I. Margaret Robertson (Mathew, R. H.), and had George Frederick Handel, d. aet. 20; Faustina Hasse, d. aet. 
72 ; Miriam, d. aet. :5 ; Rev. Jubal, d. aet. 42 ; John Sebastian Bach, Rector of St. Paul's, Baltimore, Md. ; 
Deborah, d. aet. 2 ; Cecelia, d. aet. i; Asaph, Waterbury, Conn. 


On account of the illness of her husband they went to England in 1859. 
They returned to New York and remained in retirement at " Woodlawn," in the 
Highlands on the Hudson, the residence of her brother William Moore, Esq., un- 
til her death in 1861. Here at her brother's, my second mother lay " sick, even 
unto death." Devoted to my father's sacred music she asked him to play to her 
" Rock of Ages." He played the fine old Moravian tune in C minor, to which 
he always adapted the hymn. It was a supreme moment. Her spirit, borne per- 
haps on the wings of that music, soon after rose " to world's unknown." 

My father had closed the organ ; he never opened it again. He presented 
it to St. Philip's Church in the Highlands.* 

Dr. Edward Hodges came from Bristol, England. He was a Doctor of 
Music and organist of Trinity Parish. He is thus spoken of in the Centennial 
History of the Diocese of New York : "Dr. Edward Hodges the distinguished 
organist and musical director of Trinity Parish, our first legitimate master in the 
characteristiQ music of the Anglican Church." 

581. Judith Moore^ (Eieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel,' Rev. 
John') and ReV. Thomas Lambert Moore* (Thomas', m. Elizabeth Chan- 

ning, John^ m. Frances Eambert, John', m. Rebecca ). 

Rev. Thomas I^ambert Moore* was educated at Columbia College, class 1775, 
but did not graduate, the building having been closed by order of the Committee 
of Safety, in April, 1776, and converted into a military hospital. The next com- 
mencement took place in 1786. He took his A.M. in 1790. He had a grammar 
school at Newtown, in 1779. Shortly after his marriage he went to England for 
Episcopal orders. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Eowth in lyOndon in Sep- 
tember, 1781, and priest by Bishop Porteus, of Chester, in February, 1782. In 
July, 1783, he returned to America and began preaching at Setauket and Islip, 
E- I., as a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts. He preached first in Hempstead Parish, November 7, 1784, and was settled 
as rector at St. George's Church, March 6, 1785. He remained there until his 
death.* He was the brother of Rt. Rev. Bishop Richard Channing Moore, D.D., 
of Virginia, and the son of Thomas' and Elizabeth Channing, the grandson of John' 
and Frances Eambert, and great-grandson of John' and Rebecca .f 

Judith Moore^ and ReV. Thomas Lambert Moore had 

679. Sarah I/AMBBRT'' ; buried in St. 

George's churchyard, Hempstead, 
L. I. 

680. Ann EtoiSB" ; buried in St. George's 

churchyard, Hempstead, L. I. 

681. IIEwzabeTh Francbs", baptized Feb- 

ruary 4, 1794 ; buried in St. George's 
churchyard, Hempstead, L. I. 

682. IIThomas", m. Cozzen». [683] 

681. Elizabeth Frances Moore" (Judith Moore^ m. Rev. Thomas 
Eambert Moore^ Eieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'). 

Elizabeth Frances Moore^ daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Eambert 
Moore, who was the rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in Hempstead from 
1784 to 1799, left $2500 to that Church and $3000 to Episcopal charities.J 

682. Thomas Moore* (Judith^ m. Rev. Thomas Eambert Moore, Eieut. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Cozzetis had 

683. Son'. I 684. Son'. 

* Thompson's, L. I., II, 33 ; Onderdonk's Revolutionary Incidents of Queen's County, 136. 
t See family of Hon. John Moore in the Appendix. 
X New York Observer, May 12, 1881. 


568. Mary Moore^ (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and James 
Renne', 2d^ (James', m. Sarah Hazard (Jonathan', Thomas')). 

James Renne", 2d, was a son of James Renne', who was of French birth or 
extraction. The latter was one of the first trustees of the Presbyterian Church of 
Newtown, and for seventeen years was trustee of the town. His first wife was 
Sarah Hazard (Jonathan), the mother of James', 2d. Mary Renne', a sister of 
James, married EHakim Anderson, whose name appears in the records of Trenton, 
N. J. Eliakim lived at the Trenton Ferry. At Maidenhead, July 13, 1715, Rev. 
Jedediah Andrew, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of Philadelphia, bap- 
tized Joseph and Anna Anderson, children of Eliakim. [573] 

Mary Moore' and James IK.enne*t 2d, had 

685. SAMUBL RBNNtf. I 687. Margxrbt Rbnnb". 

686. Hannah Renne*. I 688. Sarah Rbnnb', m. Samuel Culver. 

569. Anna Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Thomas 
Hallett (Joseph', Capt. WilHam', William'). 

Thomas Hallett*, bom May 10, 1714, was the son of Joseph' and I^ydia 
Blackwell (Robert). January 6, 1752, he was commissioned lieutenant in Capt. 
Jacob Blackwell' s company of militia. He removed to Flushing and died Au- 
gust 12, 1779. [36] 

Anna Moore* and Thomas Hallett had 

689. HLydia Hallett', b. January 7, 1738, 

m. November 11, 1765, Joseph Bur- 
roughs' (John*, John', Joseph", 
John'), d. December 24, 1820, in his 
73d year ; she d. December 21, 
1793, in her 54th year. [696] 

690. Joseph Hallett*, b. February 28, 

1740, d. January 25, 1775, St. Croix, 
W. I., from the accidental blow of a 

691. Benjamin Hallett", b. August 18, 


692. IIThomas Hallett", b. December 18, 

1745, m. May 10, 1772, Elizabeth 
Willett ; he d. September 19, 1798. 


693. Mary Hallett", b. March 6, 1751. 

694. Hannah Hallett", b. July 30, 1754, 

m. William Waters. 

695. IIJoHN Hallett", b. April 2, 1757, m. 

• [7»a] 

689. Lydia Hallett" (Anna Moore*, m. Thomas Hallett, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') und Joseph Burroughs'' (John*, John', Joseph', John'). 
Joseph Burroughs* was a prominent man in the Episcopal Church of New- 
town, Long Island, and an esteemed citizen. He died December 24, 1820, in his 73d 
year. He was the son of John*, died February 18, 1755, and Sarah Hunt (Wid- 
dow Smith), married April 26, 1747, the grandson of John', Constable of Newtown 
and Justice of the Peace, and Margaret Renne' (James'), married 1721, the great- 
grandson of Joseph', who was a liberal supporter of the Presbyterian Church and 

, the great-great-grandson of John', died August 3, 1678, aet. 61, who 

came from England to Massachusetts and was found at Salem in 1637. He became, 
later, a leading man of Newtown and was town clerk for seven years. His first 

wife was Jessup, the sister of Edward Jessup ; his second was Elizabeth 

Reed, widow, mother of Mary Reed, the wife of Capt. Samuel Moore'. [4] 

• will, December 35, 1760 ; November 17, 1774. 





Lydia Hallett' and Joseph "Burroughs had 

John Burroughs', b. November 17, 698. 

1766, d. November 20, 1812 ; a phy- 
sician. 699. 
IIThomas BURR0UGHS^ b. July i, 1769, 

m. Sarah WyckofP (George*, Johan- 699a. 

nesWillemse', Peter Willemse^ Wil- 
lem Willemsei)^ 5 August 27, 700. 

1780, d. February 4, 1865; he rf. Sep- 
tember 21, 1835. [701] 

Joseph HallBTT Burroughs', un- 

Anna Burroughs", m. Peter Vander- 
voort, Esq. 

WnuAM Howe Burroughs', unmar- 

I Benjamin Burroughs', b. March 31, 

1780, m. .; he d. April 14, 

1837, Savannah, Ga. [708] 

697. Thomas Burroughs' (I^ydia Hallett^ m. Joseph Burroughs, Anna 
Moore*, m. Thomas Hallett, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah 
Wyckoff (George*, Johannes Willemse', Peter Willemse', Willem Willemse\ 
m. Maria Wyckoff (Pieter Claesz')). 

Sarah Wyckoff' was the daughter of George*, of Flatlands, and Sarah 
Luyster, the granddaughter of Johannes Willemse', who assumed the name 
WyckofF at the instance of his great-uncle, Hendrick Wyckoff, who left him his 

estate and , the great-granddaughter of Peter Willemse', and 

the great-great-granddaughter of Willem Willemse', of Graves- 

end, and his wife, Maria, daughter of Pieter Claesz WyckofE. 

Thomas Burroughs' and Sarah Wt;c1(.off had 

701. IILydia Burroughs', b. December 28, 702. 

IILydia Burroughs', b. December 28, 
1797, m. December 20, 1814, George 
I. Rapelye, b. February 7, 1787, d. 
April 23, 1883 ; she d. November 8, 
1822. [706] 

m. Charles H 

Sarah Burroughs', 

703. Joseph Burroughs'. 

704. Ann Burroughs', m. John B. Hyatt. 

705. George Wyckoff Burroughs'. 

701. Lydia Burroughs' and George I. 'R.apelpe had 

706. Anna Maria Rapelye', b. April 12, 
1816, m. October 26, 1843, Daniel L,. 
Rapelye' {Daniel', Maj. Daniel', 
Johannes*, Daniel', DaniaP, Joris 
Jansen^);she d. October 25, 1892. 

707. Sarah Jane Rapelye*, b. July 25, 
1818, m. January 6, 1847, Henry S. 
Vanderveer ; she is still living, 1899. 

700. Benjamin Burroughs' (I^ydia Hallett', m. Joseph Burroughs, 
Anna Moore*, m. Thomas Hallett, Benj'amin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John") and 

Benjamin Burroughs' was a rich merchant of Savannah, Ga., and a prom- 
inent elder of the Independent Presbyterian Church at that place. 

Benjamin Burroughs' and had 

708. Joseph H. Burroughs', Savannah 


709. Wm. H. Burroughs', Florida planter. yj, 

710. Benjamin Burroughs', Presbyterian 

minister of Vernouburg, Ga. yj^^ 

711. Henry K. Burroughs', physician. 

Mayor of Savannah. 

712. Oliver S. Burroughs', Savannah, 

Elizabeth Reid Burroughs', m. 

Dr. John S. Law, Cincinnati, O. 
Catharine Burroughs', m. Charles 

Green, of Savannah, d. ; she rf. 

692. Thomas Hallett' (Anna Moore*, m. Thomas Hallett, Benjamin', 

Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth WiUett had 

715. Elizabeth W. Hallett', m. Willett I 716. John Willett Hallett'. 

I 717. Anna M. Hallett', m. John Briggs. 




718. Lydia Hahett^, m. Daniel Hegeman. 

719. Patience M. Hali-ETT*, m. Joseph 


720. Nancy F. Hai,i,ett'. 

721. Sarah Hai,i.ett«, m. William Tuttill. 

695. John Hallett' (Anna Moore*, m. Thomas Hallett, Benjamin' 

Samuel', Rev. John^) and had 

722. Mary Hai,i:<ett', m. Nathan Beers, 
Fairfield, Ct. 


573. Elizabeth Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
William Hazard* (Judge James', Jonathan', Thomas'). 

William Hazard*, a prominent citizen of Newtown, 1,. I., was the son of 
Judge James' of the Court of Common Pleas, which position he held for fifteen 

years and , the grandson of Jonathan', died 171 1, who remained in 

Newtown, was Overseer November 1675-1677, April 1678-1680, April 1681-1683, 
and Commissioner of the Town Court 1684-1685, 1686-1687, 1689-90, and 
Hannah Lauronson (James) (his brother Robert was founder of the distin- 
guished family of this name in Rhode Island), the great-grandson of Thomas' 
who came from Wales, was admitted freeman of Boston 1636, and in 1652 was one 
of the founders of Newtown. Thomas Hazard' was magistrate under the Dutch, 

Elizabeth Moore* and William Hazard had 

733. Morris Hazard'* was the grandfather I 724- (Daughter) Hazard'. 
' ' - --- - - ^^^ (Daughter) Hazard'. 

726. (Daughter) Hazard'. 

Morris Hazard" was the grandfather 
of William H. Hazard, of New York, 
shipping merchant. 

574. Patience Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Joseph Lawrence* (John', of Newtown, Capt. John', of Newtown, Maj. 

Joseph lyawrence*, died January 28, 1793, aet. 6g, was the son of John' and 
Patience Sackett* (Joseph', Simon', Simon'), the grandson of Capt. John', of the 
Newtown troop of horse in I^eisler's time, and High Sheriff, and Deborah Wood- 
hull (Richard, one of the patentees of Brookhaven), the great-grandson of Major 
Thomas', who was at Flushing but came to Newtown in 1656, was appointed 
Major of the Newtown troops in lycisler's time, raised troops for the defence of 
Albany against the French and was sent to Southold to protect his Majesty's sub- 
jects against the apprehended attacks of French cruisers. 

Patience Moore*and Joseph LaWrence had 


II Anna Lawrence', 6. November 27, 
1749, m. January 17, 1769, Samuel 
Riker*, Esq. (Andrew', Abraham^ 
Abraham'), 6. April 8, 1743, d. May 
19, 1823 ; she d. January 5, 1833, aet. 
83- [729] 


II Dr. Richard IvAWREncb', 6. March 
3, 1754, m. Mary Moore' (John*, m. 
Hannah Whitehead, Benjamin', 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'), d. March 
19, 1764, d. June 15, 1856 ; he d. 
July 26, 1804 ; no children. [768] 

727. Anna Lawrence^ (Patience Moore*, m. Joseph Ivawrence, Benjamin', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Samuel RiXer*, Esq. (Andrew', Abraham', 



Samuel Riker*, Esq., was the son of Andrew' and Jane Berrien. (See Capt. 
Andrew Riker.) [256]. 





Anna Lawrence' and Samuel K^iker, Esq., had 

JosBPH Lawrence Riker", b. March 
26, 1770, unmarried, d. July 20, 1796, 

II Capt. Andrew Riker", i. September 
21, 1771, m. Margaret Moore" (Na- 
thaniel'', Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel*, 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) ; he d. 
October 17, 1817, aet. 46. [256] 

II Recorder Richard Riser", b. Sep- 
tember 9, 1773, m. April 23, 1807, 
Jennet Phoenix (Daniel, Esq.,) ; he 
d. September 26, 1842, in 70th year. 

IIAbraham Riker", b. May 24, 1776, m. 
Hannah Pierson ; he d. August 25, 
182 1 — accidentally drowned in the 
East River. [749] 

733. Patience L. Riker", *. May 10, 1778, 

m. John Lawrence. 

734. ||Samubi< Riker", b. March 3, 1780, m. 

; he d. September 17, 

1811, of consumption ; no children. 

735. Jane Margaret Riker", b. April 4, 

1782, m. I. John Tom; 2. Dr.William 
James McNeven. 

736. Anna Elvira Riker", b. May i, 1785. 

m. Dr. Dow Ditmars. 

737. IIJOHN L. Riker", b. April 9, 1787, m. 

I. Maria Smith (Sylvanus, Esq., of 
North Hempstead) ; 2. Lavinia Smith 
(Sylvanus, Esq.). [75*] 

731. Richard Riker" (Anna I,awrence^ m. Samuel Riker, Esq., Pa- 
tience Moore*, m. Joseph I,awrence, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) and 
Jennet Phoenix (Jianiei). 

Recorder Richard Riker" was educated principally under Dr. Witherspoon 
at Princeton, N. J. In 1791 he entered the office of the elder Jones and in 1795 
was admitted to the bar. He became District Attorney in 1802; in 181 5 he became 
Recorder, which office he held with short intermissions until 1837. " Of the emi- 
nent talents and profound judicial knowledge of the late Recorder little need be 
said ; they are both extensively known and universally acknowledged. The able 
manner with which he presided for so long a period in the Court of Sessions in 
New York, and the extraordinary qualities he displayed in the discharge of his 
onerous and important duties, are conclusive evidence of his great attainments 
and high moral worth." His memory has been perpetuated in Halleck's poem, 
"Our Recorder," which was the term by which he was affectionately known for 
years after his long incumbency of that office had ceased. He was a second in 
the duel between DeWitt Clinton and Swartwout, and afterward fought a duel 
with the latter himself, and was wounded in the leg. 

Jennet Phoenix was the daughter of Daniel Phoenix, Treasurer of the 
City of New York. 

Richard Riker' anA Jennet Phoenix had 

738. Daniel P. Riker', d. April 30, 1868, 
aet. 61 ; Columbia College, class 
1826 ; Counselor-at-law. 

739. Anna Exceen Riker,' b. April 13, 
1809, m. SamuelSpring^ M.D. (Rev. 
Gardiner'); she d. January 22, 1896, 
aet. 87 years. 

740 IIEUZABETH Pi,ATT Riker', b. October 
4, 1810, m. 1836, Dr. Edward Spring^ 
(Rev. Gardiner', of the Old Brick 
Presbyterian Church), d. 1850, at 

sea ; she d. February, 1901 ; lived at 
121 E. 36th St., New York. [744] 

741. JENNET Riker', 6. October 21, i8i6, m. 

June, 1839, Harris Wilson ; she d. 
October 1900. 

742. IIJOHN Hancock Riker', b. July 4, 

1818, m. September i, 1858, Ann 
Brevoort ; he d. January 26, 1894. 

[747], [935] 

743. Rebecca p. Riker', 6. 'February 19, 

1822, d. March 4, 1868. 

740. £,lizabeth Piatt Riker' (Richard", Anna I,awrence°, m. Samuel 
Riker, Patience Moore*, m. Joseph I^awrence, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Dr. Edward Spring' (Rev. Gardiner'). 


In the days of her father the Recorder was as important a functionary as 
the Mayor, and when Lafayette visited this country in 1824 many of the duties 
of receiving him fell to Recorder Riker. With her sister, Mrs. Spring, who was 
then a mere child, accompanied her father when he received Gen. Lafayette at the 
Battery and she was present as a member of his party at the ball given him in 
Castle Garden. Before Lafayette's return to France, he said he would like to meet 
the Recorder's relatives, and to give him this opportunity, a great reception was 
held at the Riker residence, at which Mrs. Spring was present and was made much 
of by the General. 

With her father, who was an intimate friend of Gov. Clinton, Mrs. Spring 
made the inaugural trip through the Erie Canal as a member of the Governor's 
christening party. Mrs. Spring lived for many years at her father's country home, 
"Arch Brook," on the site of which is now the new power house of the Manhattan 

Dr. Edward Spring^ was the son of Rev. Gardiner Spring', D.D., LL.D., 
who was born at Newburyport, February 24, 1785, was graduated from Yale 
College, 1805, Andover Theological Seminary, pastor of the Brick Presbyterian 
Church of New York City for over fifty years, trustee of Lafayette College 1853-61 , 
and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Columbia College, 1858-9. He received 
D.D. from Hamilton College, 1809, and LL.D. from Lafayette College, 1853. He 
wrote a life of Samuel J. Mills, "The Sabbath a Blessing to Man," etc. He died 

Elizabeth Piatt Riker' and ©r. EdWard Spring had 

744. Susan B. Spring*, unmarried, rf.June I 745. Prbston Spring*. 

25, 1901, aet. 62, Stroudsburg, Pa. | 746. Edward Spring', Norfolk, Conn. 

742. John HancocK RiRer' (Richard Riker", Anna Lawrence^ m. Sam- 
uel Riker, Patience Moore*, m. Joseph Lawrence, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and ^nn IBreVoort. 

John Hancock Riker' was a member of the class of 1835, Columbia College. 

John Hancock Riker' and ^nn BreVoort had 

747. IIRichard Riker*, 6. July 6, 1865, m. 
June 5, 1888, Elizabeth Anna Moore* 
(Daniel Sackett', m. Margaret Law- 
rence Moore, John Jacob^, Daniel 

Sackett*, John*, Benjamin', Capt. 
SamueP, Rev. John'), d. June 5, 
1890 ; he d. August 2, 1896. 

[748], [935] 

747. R-ichard R-iker' and Elizabeth Anna Moore had 

748. Margaret M. Riker", b. March 11, 

1889. [935] 

732. Abraham R.iker' (Anna Lawrence", m. Samuel Riker, Esq., Pa- 
tience Moore*, m. Joseph Lawrence, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 

Hannah Pierson\ 

Abraham Riker remained on the paternal farm ; in 1812 he was Captain of 
Marines under his brother, Capt Andrew. 

Abraham Riker' and Hannah Pierson had 

748a. Hannah'. I 75o. Mary B. Rikbr'. 

749. Alphsus B. Riker'. I 75 1- Abriana Riker'. 


734. Samuel RiRer' (Anna Lawrence', m. Samuel Riker, Esq., Patience 
Moore*, m. Joseph Lawrence, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel, Rev. John^. 

Samuel Riker" was educated at Columbia College, class of 1799- He prac- 
ticed law in New York for ten years. 

737. John L. RiKer' (Anna Lawrence', m. Samuel Riker, Esq., Patience 
MoorV, m. Joseph Lawrence, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and JVariO 
Smith and LaVinia Smith. 

John L. Riker" was educated at Erasmus Hall, L. I- At 16 he entered his 
brother Richard's office and studied law for five years. He then commenced the 
practice in New York City. He resided at Newtown, L- L, on his father's prop- 

John L. Riker" and Maria Smith and LaVinia Smith had 

758. Richard Riker'. 

759. Daniel S. Riker'. 

760. Jane Riker'. 

752. Henry Riker'. 

753. Sylvanus Smith Riker'. 

754. Mary A. Riker'. 

755. Lavinia Riker'. 

756. John Riker'. 

757. Samuel Riker'. 

761. William J. Riker'. 

762. Julia L. Riker'. 

728. Dr. R.ichard Lawrence' (Patience Moore*, m. Joseph Lawrence, 
Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Moore" (John*, m. Hannah 
Whitehead, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'). 

Dr. Richard Lawrence' completed his medical education in Edinburgh. 
Upon his return he married and settled in Newtown, where he practiced his pro- 

575. John Moore* (Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Hannah 
Whitehead* (Thomas', m. Hannah Sackett, Major Daniel', Daniel'). 

John Moore* remained on the homestead, which belonged originally to the 
Rev. John'. It is still in the possession of the family. He here entertained the 
Duke of Clarence, afterward William IV, King of England, who came over about 
1781 as a midshipman in a British man-of-war under Admiral Howe. He was 
persuaded by the Admiral to let his youngest son, Daniel Sackett Moore, go back 
with him as a midshipman. The latter did not like the service and returned 
home. [4] 

Hannah Whitehead* was the daughter of Thomas' and Hannah Sackett 
(Joseph*, m. Hannah Alsop, Joseph', Simon', Simon'), the granddaughter of Maj. 
Daniel', who removed from Newtown to Jamaica, was Justice for Queen's County 
from 1689 to 1693, was Representative for Queens in the Assembly from 1691 to 
1705, and was recommended for the Council in 1 700/1, and Abigail Stevenson 
(Thomas), the great-granddaughter of Daniel Whythead', one of the purchasers 
of Smithtown, L. I., 1650, a magistrate of Hempstead in 1652, a patentee of New- 
town, 1652, Overseer of Newtown, April, 1666 to November, i665, November 
1666 to April, 1668, and . 



John Moore* and Hannah Whitehead had 

763. EI<IZABBTH^ b. April 23, 1753, unmar- 

ried, d. August 25, 1827. 

764. IIJAMKS*, b. July 24, 1754, m. Elizabeth 

Hallett' (Capt. Samuel*, Joseph', 
Captain William^, William^), d. 1808; 
he d. February 25, 1799, ^6'- 44 ; 
both buried in the old graveyard, 
Newtown, L. I. [772] 

765. DANIEI,^ *. July 19, 1756, d. Septem- 

ber 25, 1761. 

766. ||Anna^ b. March 11, 1761, m. John 

McVickar (John), d. i8i2 ; she d. 
April 3, 1833. [777] 

767. IIPaTIEnce*, b. November 9, 1762, m. 

January 21, 1784, John Charlton 
Dongan, d. February 2, 1802, aet. 39 ; 
she d. May 29, 1833, at Newtown, 
L. I. [848] 

IIMary'', b. March 19, 1764, m. i. Dr. 
Richard I/awreuce* (Joseph*, John', 
Capt. John^ Maj. Thomas'), b. 
March 3, 1764, d. July 26, 1804; 2. 
William Stewart; she d. June 15, 
1836; no children. [728] 


769. pBNjAMlN', *. January 25, 1766, m. 

(Nancy) Anne Hogeboom*, Claver- 
ack, N. Y. (Stephen', Jeremiah^ 
Killian'), b. July 22, 1774, d. April 
14, 1844, aet. 69, 8, 22 ; he d. Sep- 
tember 20, 1828.* [850] 

770. IICapt. Danibi, Sackbtt^, b. June 17, 

1768, m. I. Hannah Titus (David); 
2. Hannah Moore" (Jacob^ Lieut. 
Samuel*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ 
Rev. John'); he d. September 20, 
1828. [923] 

771. IIAbiGaii/, b. January 11, 1770, m. Oc- 

tober 31, 1790, Capt. Thomas Farmar, 
called Billopp' (Col. Christopher 
Farmar, called Billopp*, Thomas 
Farmar, called Billopp^ Anne Bil- 
lopp^ m. Thomas Farmar, Christo- 
pher Billoppi, Royal Navy), b. Feb- 
ruary 10, 1767, d. July 21, i8o6, 
Puerto Cabello, Ven.; she d. No- 
vember 22, 1836; buried in the Wyatt 
lot in St. Paul's churchyard, Balti- 
more, Md. [965] 

764. James Moore' (John*, m. Hannah Whitehead, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel, Rev. John^) and Elizabeth Halletf (Capt. Samuel*, Joseph^ Capt. 
William^ William^. 

Elizabeth Hallett' was sister of Jemima Hallett', who married David 
Moore\ [93]. 

James Moore' and Elizabeth Hallett had 

772. Maria". 

773. E1.IZA'. 

774. Janb". 

775. John'. 

776. Hannah'. 

766. Anna Moore" (John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and 
John McVickar (John). 

About i8o5,t the first ladies of New York City began to discover that there 
was a great field open for their aid in relieving suffering and misery, and they 
commenced to band together in organizing societies. The first was the Orphan 
Asylum. It was founded in March, 1806. Mrs. McVickar was one of the trus- 
tees, and associated with her were Mrs. Bethune, Mrs. Fair lie, and other leading 
ladies. They appealed to the public, and started off with the bold declaration, 
that no institution so much merited the aid of the well-inclined as this — to feed 
and clothe the infant bereft of father and mother. They said: "We believe 
charity in this country consists more in finding employment for the needy, than 
in supporting them in idleness." 

" Pity, I own, to the distrest is due ; 

But when the afB^icted may themselves relieve. 

The fault's their own if they will suffer on." 

The next year a society was started for the " Relief of Poor Widows," of 
which also Mrs. McVickar was a first manager. 

In the estimate of her character! it is not easy to say how much was due 
to natural temperament, how much to the early operation of religious principles. 

* November 28, 1829, M. M. Moore sayi. 
t Old Merchants of New York, 
t Newspaper clipping. 


Neither is it necessary, for in her both unquestionably concurred to form a char- 
acter so peculiarly blameless, that they who knew her best and longest can now 
recall to mind no one word or action, through the varied events of a long life and 
the trying duties of all its social relations, which did not seem marked by a sense, 
both of Christian duty and of native kindness. Her religion was truly that of the 
heart ; it entered into all the daily duties of life, and under its abiding influences 
was she formed to that unpretending truth of character, that single-mindedness of 
heart and intention, that unruffled sweetness of temper, that spirit of quiet yet 
active benevolence, and that constant reference of every religious question to re- 
ligious principles by which her life and conversation were so peculiarly dis- 

John McVickar was a merchant of New York.* He was born in Ireland 
and came to America in 1786 at about the age of seventeen. He was among the 
founders of the St. Patrick Society in 1792. At that time Mr. McVickar was 
established and doing a leading business, under his own name, at 27 Queen Street 
(Pearl). He commenced in this city in Maiden L,ane, No. 39, before 1786. In 
1793 he was elected a director in the Bank of New York, and continued to be re- 
elected annually until 1810. In 1795 he was made a director of the Mutual Insur- 
ance Company. At the same time he was a director in the United Insurance 
Company, of which his friend Nicholas Low was president, and so was until 1809. 
At that time he lived in 228 Pearl Street, his old place, and kept his place of busi- 
ness at 2 Burling Slip. He was Vice-President of the St. Patrick's Society in 1797. 
In 1798 Nathan, his brother, got here, and the firm was John and Nathan Mc- 
Vickar. In 1801 the style was changed to John McVickar & Co. John moved 
from 228 Pearl Street to 231 Broadway, and Nathan went to housekeeping in the 
house John left. In all this time John had continued a director in the Bank of 
New York. In that year he was elected a vestryman of Trinity Church, and held 
it until he died in 1812. 

In 1805 John McVickar became one of the directors of the Western & 
Northern Coal Co. In 1809 John took into partnership his son James and a Mr. 
Stewart, and the firm was "John McVickar, Son & Stewart," at the old stand. 
No. 2 Burling Slip. But both son, and John the father, lived at 231 Broadway, 
while the old Nathan lived at 20 Dey Street. In 18 10 Mr. John McVickar moved 
to No. 6 Vesey Street. I think he gave up business in 181 1, to his brother 
Nathan, and the firm was McVickar & Stewart until 1812. In that year John 
McVickar died. His widow removed from No. 6 Vesey Street back to the old 
No. 231 Broadway. The firm dissolved and Nathan resided at 24 White Street. 

Among the leading traits of the character of John McVickar may be noted 
that nice sense of commercial honor which gives to the merchant his highest dig- 
nity and leads to the noblest use of wealth. He was marked accordingly by gen- 
erous aid to deserving young merchants in trouble, so much so that it became a 
common speech on Change, in disastrous times, " Well, who is McVickar going 
to help to-day ? " In building churches and aiding the clergy he was always prom- 
inent, t On the " Dongan Domain," Staten Island, he both gave the land and 
built the church. Of this large Domain coming down from Dong, an the first 
Governor of the Province, one legal claim still remains to the heirs of McVickar 
VIZ., the original reservation to the Lord of the Manor, of " all ponds water 
courses and mines," such reservation being expressly named and provided for in 
all the early deeds. 

Tv^- u "f*^ ^'^ ^^^^ ^^^"^ ^^ Bloomingdale he was one of the original founders of St 
Michael s Church, and during the occurrence of the yellow fever in the city he 
provided for the family of Rev. Dr. Hobart, his clergyman, a safe country retreat 
As a merchant he was marked by sound judgment and large views. In ad- 
dition to his regular business of importation he was a large ship owner, and one 
of the earliest m the direct trade with China from the port of New York His 
favorite shi p ' ' Betsy, ' ' Captain Carberry , was familiarly known. 

* Old Merchants of New York, 2d series 



Though himself without classical education, he highly valued it for his 
sons, and prized and patronized the best schools. One, Archibald, enjoyed the 
farther advantage of an English University training, and all in turn had the 
benefit of a European visit for health or pleasure. 

In 1804, he revisited, for the second and last time, his native land, accom- 
panied by his son John, born in America, a circumstance which, in the days of 
alien laws in England, led to a singular controversy with government, the of- 
fice refusing to regard the father as alien, and McVickar insisting that as an 
American citizen he was an alien, and demanding that he should be included in all 
the penalties and restrictions that rested on such — a proof of patriotism, we may 
add, more unquestionable than many that now pass for such. 

In his visit to Ireland, so familiar was his name and reputation in commer- 
cial circles that it was jokingly proposed that the I^ord lyieutenant should con- 
fer on him the dignity of knighthood, as a benefactor to Ireland. 

Old John McVickar had a country seat out at Bloomingdale, where he used 
to spend a great deal of his time in summer, after he retired from business, and 
while he lived at No. 6 Vesey Street. That was a large mansion. 

The old merchant, John, was one of the most sterling men in the city. His 
firm did a general commission business, receiving vessels and cargoes from all 
parts of the West Indies, as well as from Europe. In addition, his house dealt 
heavily in Irish goods. John McVickar & Co. were the heaviest importers of 
Irish linen into the New York market. Every vessel from Belfast brought them 
heavy invoices. They never sold less than a case of their linens. The store of 
old John, where he did business so many years, was on the right hand side of 
Burling Slip as you go from Pearl to Water. It was about in the rear of where a 
bank is now located. In these times we can form no idea of the vastness of the 
Irish linen trade sixty years ago. It was all old-fashioned made, spun and wove 
by hand in Ireland, and, of course, there was no machinery as now. It was the 
great article of trade. Here we had no such goods. The highest of our manu- 
factures then was old " tow cloth." We had no cotton or woolen goods made 
here. No sattinets, and the numerous fabrics of American manufacture were 
made in a thousand factories. So for this small village in the olden times, Irish 
linen was a great article of trade. 

All the buyers used to go to old John himself, or if not in, to the brother, 
Nathan. Clerks were not deemed the right persons to buy of. The buyer thought, 
of course, he could get better bargains of the principals, and their say, too, as to 
prices, was final, while with the clerks it was not. Old John was not above his 
business. Sometimes, he would take out his watch and look at it. "I am to 
meet the Board of Directors at the Bank, won't brother Nathan do?" If brother 
Nathan would not do, although such an answer was rare, then brother John 
would do the selling until the customer was satisfied, for he regarded good sales 
as one great element of success in the career of a leading merchant, and he was 
always the salesman when at home. He was rather tall, somewhat sharp-fea- 
tured, and looked like a foreigner. An early portrait of him, supposed to be by 
Copley, gives the impression of a fine and resolute will, yet gentle heart. 

Anna Moore° and John McVickar had 

777. IIJAMES McVickar*, m. i. Euretta Con- 
stable' (Wi^iam^ Johni) ; 2. Catha- 
rine Bucknor, widow of Nathan Mc- 
Vickar, his uncle ; he d. 1835. [786] 

||Archibai,d McVickar*, m. Catharine 
Livingston* (Judge Brockholst*, 
William", Phillp^ Robert'); he d. 
• [793] 

||Rev. John McVickar', S.T.D., b. 
August 10, 1787, at 231 Broadway, 
N. Y., m. November 12, 1809, Eliza 
Bard (Dr. Samuel), 6. October 12, 
1787, d. April 27 1833 ; he d. Octo- 
ber 29, 1868, aet. 82. [798]. 

• Columbia College Catalogue. 



780. IIHenry McVickar", lost at sea com- 

ing from Europe ; class of 1809, Co- 
lumbia College. 

781. IIEdward Corp McVickar*, m. Ma- 

tilda Constable' (William^, John"), 
d. 1871 ; he d. 1866*. [815] 

782. Nathan McVickar", unmarried ; in 

business with his father. 

783. IIBBNjAMiN McVickar*, M.D., m. Isa- 

phene C. Lawrence* (Isaac*, Wil- 
liam*, John', Capt. John^, Major 
Thomasi). [817] 



784. II Mary Euza McVickar', m. William 
Constable' (William^ John^), b. 
April 4, 1786, d. 1821, aet. 35 ; she d. 
1869, aet. 82. [820] 

785. IIAUGUSTA McViCKAR«, m. i8i2, Judge 
William Jay^ {John*, Pierre', Augus- 
tus^, Pierre'), b. June 16, 1789, New 
York City, d. October 14, 1858, in 
Bedford, N. Y.; she d. . [837] 

777. James McVicRar' (Anna Moore^ m. John McVickar, John*, Ben- 
jamin^ Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and Euretta* Constable^ (William^ m. 

Anna White, John', m. Jane Kerin) and Catharine "Bttcknor ( Bucknor, 

m. Miss Goelet (Peter)). 

James McVickar" was a member of the firm of J. McVickar, Stewart & 
Co. He was a graduate of Columbia College in 1802. 

Euretta Constable^ was the sister of Emily Constable", who married Dr. 
Samuel W. Moore" (Dr. William*, Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin", Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John'). [644] 

Catharine Bucknor was the daughter of a West India gentleman who came 
here before the Revolutionary War and while here married Miss Goelet, a daugh- 
ter of Peter Goelet. Her brother was William Goelet Bucknor, a prominent man 
in New York. She first married Nathan McVickar, brother of John who married 
Anna Moored Nathan had several children, the name of one was Nathan. An- 
other, William H. McVickar, married the daughter of Thaddeus Phelps, one of 
New York's great merchants. 

James McVicRar" and Euretta Constable and Catharine 
"Bucknor, widow of Nathan McVickar, had 

786. WmiAM McVickar', Malone, N. Y. 

787. IIJoHN Augustus McVickar', M.D., 

m. I. Charlotte Neilson; 2. Euretta 

McVickar, his cousin and godchild. 

[789], [816] 

788. Mary Stewart McVickar', m. 
Stephen Whitney. 

787. John Augustus McVicRar', M.D. (James McVickar", m. Eu- 
retta Constable, Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin", Capt. Sam- 
uel', Rev. John') and Charlotte Neilson and Euretta McVickar [8i6] 
789. IIRbv. Wii,i<iam NEII30N McVickar*. 

I 790- IIJambs McVickar^ m. 


789. Rev. William Neilson McVicRar" was a graduate of Colum- 
bia College, class of 1865. He took his A.M. at Columbia. Was a U. S. volun- 
teer in the Civil War, graduated at the General Theological Seminary 1868, re- 
ceived the degree of D.D. Kenyon College, 1885, University of Pennsylvania, 
1898, S.T.D. Columbia, 1898, Deacon, 1867, Priest, 1 868, Rector Holy Trinity' 
Harlem, 1868-75, Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, 1875-97, Deputy to General Conven- 
tion P. E. Church, 1883-95, Coadjutor P. E. Bishop of R. I., since March 1898. 

790. James McVicRar' and - 

791. Wiluam Neilson McVickar", m. 

April 8, 1902, Ella Tomlinson^ (Da- 
vid'), Irvington-on-Hudson. 



Edward McVickar", m. Rittie King 
(John Howard), Ridgefield, Conn. 

* Spelled Euretta but probably should be Eweretta, from Jane Ewer, who married William ir,ri„ »„^ y,.A 
a daughter Jane Kerin, who married John Constablei. «vv=i, wno marnea wnuam Kerin and had 


778. Archibald McVickar" (Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*_ 
Benjamin', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Catharine Livingston' (Judge 
Brockholst*, William', Philip^ Robert'). 

Archibald McVickar" was a lawyer. He was graduated at Columbia Col- 
lege in 1802, after which he finished his education at Peterhouse College, Cam- 

Catharine Livingston' was the daughter of Henry Brockholst Living- 
ston**, lawyer, born in New York City, November 26, 1757, died March 19, 1823, 
Washington, D. C, was graduated from Princeton, 1774, entered the American 
army with rank of captain, was aide to Gen. Arthur St. Clair during the siege of 
Ticonderoga and was with Arnold at Burgoyne's surrender in October, 1777, be- 
came lieutenant-colonel, in 1779 accompanied his brother-in-law, John Jay, to 
Spain as private secretary, was admitted to the bar, 1783. He was regarded as 
' ' one of the most accomplished scholars, able advocates and fluent speakers of his 
time in the city, but violent in his political feelings and conduct." In 1807 he 
succeeded William Patterson as Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. He 
was Regent of the University, 1784, trustee, treasurer of the College, 1784, 
chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, 1816. He was trustee of 
New York Society Library, 1788, and 2d Vice-President of the New York Histor- 
ical Society, 1805, and was one of the first corporators of the public school 
system of New York City. Harvard conferred LL-D. upon him in 1818 ; 
The granddaughter of William Livingston', governor of New Jersey, born 
in Albany, N. Y., November 30, 1723, died in KHzabethtown, N. J., July 25, 
1790, graduated at Yale 1741, admitted to the bar, 1748, elected to the provincial 
legislature. He erected in 1760 " Liberty Hall," near Elizabeth town, N. J., and 
removed there with his family in 1772. This house was visited by John Jay, 
Alexander Hamilton, Washington and Mrs. Washington, and many other distin- 
guished guests. He was elected deputy to the first, second and third Continental 
Congresses. He was brigadier-general and commander-in-chief of the militia of 
New Jersey, 1776. In August, 1776, he was elected the first governor of New 
Jersey and continued governor until his death. In 1787 he was a delegate to the 
convention that framed the U.S. Constitution. In 1788 Yale conferred LL-D. 
upon him. He wrote largely ; t the great-granddaughter of Philip Livingston', 
second lord of the manor, born in Albany, July 9, 1686, died in New York City, 
February 4, 1749, secretary of Indian affairs, 1709, a member of the provincial 
assembly from the city and county of Albany, county clerk, 1721-49, and 
Catherine Van Brugh, the great-great-granddaughter of Robert Livingston', born 
in Ancrum, Scotland, December 13, 1654, died Albany, N. Y., April 20, 1725, 
son of John, Scottish Presbyterian divine, born 1603, banished 1663 for non-con- 
formity, went to Rotterdam, where he died, 1672. Robert' came to Charlestown, 
Mass., April, 1673, settled in Albany, 1675, was secretary of commissaries and 
town clerk until 1721, member of Colonial Assembly, becoming speaker, 1718, 
was secretary of Indian affairs, 1686 received grant called "Livingston Manor," 
married, 1679, Alida, widow of Rev. Nicholas Van Rensselaer, daughter of Philip 
Pietersen Schuyler. 

* Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 
t Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 


Archibald McVicRar' and Catharine Livingston had 

793. Brockholst Livingston McVickar'. 796. I1Archibai,d McVickar', m. Anna 

Constable (William) ; 'hed. aet. 25. 

794. John McVickar'. [824] 

7qs Catharine McVickar'. 797- H Susan McVickar', m. John Devereux, 

"■^ Utica, N. Y. [797a] 

797. Susan McVicRar' and John DeVereux had 

797a. Walter Devereux*. | 797*. John Dbvbreux^. 

779. Rev. John McVicKar', S. T. D. (Anna Moore\ m. John Mc- 
Vickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eliza "Bard (Dr. 

There is one name which I think was not mentioned this morning, and 
it ought to have been — the honored name of Dr. McVickar. He was one of the 
best preachers I heard in my early days, and his sermons, if not strictly what are 
called eloquent sermons, were most instructive, and were delivered from the pul- 
pit with a critical use of language and a command of his subject which made me 
look up to him and feel what a glorious thing it is to be a minister of Christ.* 

He was a graduate of Columbia College in 1805, after which he went to 
Europe. In 1807 he offered his name to Bishop Moore as a candidate for Holy 
Orders. He pursued his theological studies until 181 1, when he took orders and 
became rector of St. James's Church, Hyde Park, N. Y., where he remained un- 
til 181 8. In 1 81 2 he was ordained priest in Trinity Church, New York, by 
Bishop Hobart. In 181 7 he was elected Professor of Moral Philosophy, Rhetoric 
and Belles-Lettres. He delivered the first course of lectures on Political Economy, 
established in any college in America. He filled the professorial chair for over 
forty years. 

In 1820 he was elected by the convention a member of the Missionary Committee of the 
Diocese and was secretary ; 1826, trustee and member of the Standing Committee of the General 
Theological Seminary; Vice-President of New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society ; 
Vice-President of Tract Society and Chairman of its Committee for Selection ; 1840, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the City Mission Society and one of its founders, its presiding oflBcer for many years ; 
trustee and Superintendent of Society for Promoting Religion and Learning ; 1828, trustee of 
Trinity School, ofiScial visitor, Chairman of School Committee ; President of New York Athe- 
naeum ; 1834-1868, member of Standing Committee of Diocese of New York, President ; Trus- 
tee of St. Stephen's College, Annandale, from its foundation, f 

From 1844 till 1862 he was chaplain to the U. S. forces at Fort Columbus, 
Governor's Island, N. Y. In 1864 he retired from active duty in the college, 
and was honored with the title of emeritus professor. Columbia gave him the 
degree of A.M. in i8i8 and S.T.D. in 1825. Besides numerous occasional essays 
and addresses, etc., he published "Narrative of the Life of Dr. Samuel Bard" 
(1822), " First Lessons in Political Economy" (New York, 1825), "Memoir 
of the Rev. Edmund D. Griffin," appended to the "Remains" of the latter (183 1), 
"Early Years of Bishop Hobart" (1834), " Devotions for the Family and the 
Closet from the Manual of a Country Clergyman" (1835), and "Professional 
Years of Bishop Hobart " (1836). 

Eliza Bard was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Bard the distinguished physi- 
cian. He was an M.D. of King's College, N. Y., and of Edinburgh, 1765, Pro- 

* Bishop Coxe, " The Centennial History of the Diocese of New York," 112. 

t Rev. John McVickar, S.T D Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, Belles-Lettres Political 
Economy and the Evidences in Columbia College, by his son William A. McVickar, ^•jj^'''"^'^^'^"'^^-''' Poi«ical 



fessor of Natural Philosophy in King's College, 1785-6, trustee from 1787 to 
1804, and was made LIv-D. by the College of N. J., 1815. He was Professor of 
the Theory and Practice of Medicine, King's College, 1767-76, and of Midwifery 
1770-6, Professor of Chemistry 1784-5, 1786-7, and Dean of the Medical Fac- 
ulty, 1792-1804. He died in 1821. 

Rev. John McVickar% S. T, D., and Eliza "Bard had 

798. Anna McVickar', d. 1831, in her 21st 801. Samubi, Bard McVickar', d. i837> 

aet. 23, A. B. Columbia College, 1835 ; 
eldest son. 

802. Rbv. Hbnry McVickar', A.B., Co- 
lumbia, 1836. 

803. Sarah McVickar'. 

804. Susan McVickar'. 

805. IIFanny McVickar', m. George Knee- 
land. [811] 


799. Mary McVickar'. 

800. II Rev. William a. McVickar', S.T.D., 

b. April 24, 1827, New York, m. 

, d. September 24, 1877, 

N. Y. [806] 

800. Rev. William A. McVicKar', S. T. D. (Rev. John McVickar', 
m. Kliza Bard, AnnaMoore^ m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John^) and . 

William Augustus McVickar', clergyman, was graduated at Columbia in 
1846, studied in the General Theological Seminary of New York, and became 
rector of St. Barnabas, Irvington, N. Y., and subsequently of the American 
chapel in Nice, France. Columbia gave him the degree of S. T. D. in 1870, and 
in 1876 he was made rector of Christ Church, New York. He was the author of 
the " Life of John McVickar," his father, in which there is an interesting account 
of Mr. McVickar's visit to Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford in 1830 (New York, 

Rev. William A. McVicRar' and had 

806. William Bard McVickar', b. 1859, 807. Harry W. McVickar'. 

m. 1892, Miss Miller (George Mac- 
Culloch) ; berf. March 30, 1901, sud- 
denly, at Morristown, N. J. [808] 

806. William Bard McVicKar' (Rev. William A. McVickar', Rev. 
John McVickar', m. Eliza Bard, Anna Moore^ m. John McVickar, John*, Benja- 
min', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and jW l7/cr (George MacCulloch). 

William Bard McVickar* was a graduate of Columbia College and of the 
Columbia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1882, having studied law 
in the office of the late Stephen P. Nash. He was associated later with John K. 
Parsons. In May, 1897, he formed the present firm of Marshall, Moran, Wil- 
liams & McVickar. Mr. McVickar was a contributor for many years to Life 
and other periodicals. He was the author of a book of poems entitled ' ' Lays 
of a Lawyer." He was a member of the Bar Association of the University and 
of the Morristown Club and of the Society of the New York Hospitals. 

William Bard McVickar' and Miller had 

808. (Daughter) McVickar'. I 8io. (Son) McVickar*. 

809. (Daughter) McVickar'. | 

805. Fanny McVickar' (Rev. John McVickar', m. Eliza Bard, Anna 
Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 

George Kneeland had 

811. John Knbbland*. 

812. IIBliza Knbbland', m. Charles Hand- 

field Wyatt. [985] 

813. Effib Knbeland', m. Charles Haight, 

architect (Rev. Benjamin, b. Octo- 

ber 16, 1809, rf. December 21, 1879; 
elected bishop of Massachusetts, but 
814. KnEBLAND", m. Mr. McNulty. 


780. Henry McVicRar' (Anna Moore^ m. John McVickar, John', Ben- 
jamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'). 

In 1 8 14 Henry McVickar' started in business at No. 55 Pine Street, and 
the next year took in a partner, and the firm was H. McVickar & Co.* In the office 
of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals M. 106, in his will dated December 11, 1816, 
proved August 6, 1827, he mentions Godson WilHam Henry Constable. His 
brother, Edward Corp McVickar, is principal heir and executor of his real and per- 
sonal estates. The witnessess are Annah McVickar, Hannah Moore and Benjamin 
McVickar. Henry McVickar was a graduate of Columbia College in 1809. 

781. Edward Corp McVicRar' (Anna Moore\ m. John McVickar, 
John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Matilda Constable 

(William', m. Anna White, John\ m. Jane Kerin). 

Edward C. McVickar' resided principally in northern New York ; he was 
a graduate of Columbia College in 18 12. 

Matilda Constable' was the sister of Emily', who married Dr. Samuel W. 
Moore. [620] 

Edward Corp McVickar' and Matilda Constable had 

815. 11 Augusta McVickar', m. May 2, 1865, 
Thomas Egleston, d. December 9, 
1832, d. 190- ; she d. January 9, 
1895 ; no children; lived at 35 Wash- 
ington Square, W., N. Y. City. 

816. IIEuRHTTA McVickar', m. Dr. John 
Augustus McVickar, her cousin ; she 
d. April 25, 1903 ; buried at Consta- 
bleville, N. Y. ; lived at 102 East 57th 
Street, N. Y.; no children. [787] 

815. Augusta McVicRar' (Edward Corp McVickar', m. Matilda Con- 
stable, Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Prof. Thomas Egleston. 

Thomas Eglestonf, mining engineer and metallurgist, born in New York, De- 
cember 9, 1832, graduated at Yale, 1854 (A.M., 1857), graduated at :^cole des 
Mines, Paris, E.M., i860 (Ph.D., Princeton, 1874, EE-D. Trinity, 1874), chevalier 
1890, oiScer, 1895, Legion of Honor of France. In charge of mineral and metallur- 
gical products, Smithsonian Institution, 1861-4 ; founded, 1864, School of Mines, 
Columbia ; Professor of Mineralogy and Metallurgy there 1 864-97 . emeritus 
professor since 1897. Author: "Eectures on Mineralogy " (4 vols.), "Metallurgy 
of Silver," "Metallurgy of Gold," "Tables for Determination of Weights, 
Measures, and Coins in the Metric and English Systems," "Life of Major-General 
John Paterson of the Revolutionary Army," " Eife of Major Egleston of the Revo- 
lutionary Army ; " also over 100 monographs on the metallurgy of various metals. 
Trinity Church J received a costly and beautifully wrought jeweled com- 
munion chalice, which was presented by Professor Thomas Egleston, of Colum- 
bia College, in memory of his wife, Augusta McVickar Egleston, who died on 
January 9, 1895. In addition to the great intrinsic value of the gift, a peculiarly 
interesting and touching sentiment attaches to it, for the chalice has been fash- 
ioned almost wholly out of the rich gems and their settings which Mrs. Egleston 
wore in life. Of the precious stones which adorn the cup, many are extremely 
rare, and in several instances represent the only known specimens of the kind in 
existence. All were selected by Prof. Egleston, an able mineralogist and expert 
in precious stones, in his travels in foreign lands. It was his custom, in the course 
of his travels, to procure such specimens and present them to his wife, and in 

* old Merchants of New York, 2d series. 
+ Who's Who in America. 
I New York Tribune. 



that way Mrs. Egleston possessed one of the most valuable collections of jewels 
in this country. 

This chalice, which has been pronounced by experts to be the most beau- 
tiful of its kind in America, if not in the world, was made in lyondon under the 
eye of Prof. Egleston. It is nine inches in height, with a bowl four and 
three-eighths inches in diameter. The cup into which the chalice sets is embossed 
with crosses in the shape of fleur-de-Hs, which are ornamented with three Russian 
amethysts and three carbuncles. It rests upon a stem of openwork three-quar- 
ters of an inch high, which sets upon a highly ornamented ribbed boss, in which 
are set three sapphires, two yellow diamonds and one Nevada garnet. The knob 
or boss into which thesejewels have been placed is one and five-eighths inches high, 
with openwork behind the jewels; it rests upon another piece of openwork, richly 
ornamented and one and one-half inches in height, which, in turn, sets directly 
upon the base. The upper part of the base is ornamented with six chrysoberyls 
and one green tourmaline. 

Below are six panels, three of which are designs, while three are floriated. 
All the designs are made of gold of the settings of the jewels as Mrs. Egleston 
wore them. In the front one of these panels is the cross. In the panel above the 
cross are three colored diamonds, exactly as they were set in one of Mrs. Egle- 
ston' s rings. To the right and left above the cross are a ruby and a diamond, to 
represent the sun and moon. Below the arms of the crucifix are clusters of 
grapes made of rubies. At the foot of the cross are two diamonds and a sapphire. 
These are placed as they were worn in a finger ring, and below them is a circle of 
eight green garnets, with small diamonds between, as they were worn in a lace 
pin, which has been bent to suit the purpose. On one side of this panel, to the 
left, is a chrysoberyl, and on the other side a Brazilian topaz. To the right, above 
the panel, is a Nevada garnet. In the upper part of the panel are two passion 
flowers in diamonds, the center being an emerald and the repouss6 work being the 
leaves of the passion flower. In the center is a large moonstone, surrounded by 
diamonds, as it was worn in a ring. Below are two passion flowers, each with 
an emerald in the center, and between them a peridot, which was a very favorite 
ring. To the right, at the foot of the panel, is a red tourmaline. Above the next 
panel of the Baptism of our Eord, is a chrysoberyl, and at the foot, a carbuncle. 
To the right, at the bottom, is a chrysoberyl. 

Back of the crucifix, and to the right of the panel last described, is a cross 
made of large stones. Above the panel is a star ruby. The arm of the cross, 
which was a lace pin, is made up, beginning on the left, of a red zircon, a stone 
whose dazzling brilliancy is little less than that of a diamond, a yellow sapphire 
and a muldovite. Above, forming the vertical arm of the cross, is a green sap- 
phire, and below a green zircon and an andalusite. Around the cross are four 
rubelites. At the foot of the cross, upon one side, is a large, green garnet, and 
upon the opposite side is a Nevada garnet. To the right at the bottom, is a Bra- 
zilian topaz. The next panel represents the Adoration. It has a chrysoberyl 
above and a very large peridot below, and on the right below is a pink tour- 
maline. The next panel has a Nevada garnet above, and in the center a large 
diamond surrounded by four passion flowers, the center of which are sapphires, 
and below a large, yellow sapphire. 

The foot of the chalice is ornamented with six moonstones, and between 
them are five carbuncles, and on each side of these are twelve green garnets, 
which were originally pendant from the lace pin at the foot of the crucifixion 
panel. At the foot of the crucifix there is the American gem chlorastolite. In 
all, there are 180 stones on the chalice. 

On the under side of the paten and underneath the foot of the chalice is 
this memorial inscription : 


McVicKAR Egleston, daughter of Edward McVickar and wife of 
Thomas Egleston, who entered into life January 9, 1895. Trinity 
Church, New York. 

The body of Mrs. Egleston lies in the crypt under the altar of Trinity. 



783. Dr. Benjamin McVicRar' (Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, 
John', Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Isaphene LaWrence" 

(Isaac', William*, John', Capt. John', Major Thomas'). 

Benjamin McVickar' was a Doctor of Medicine. 

Isaphene C. Lawrence' was the daughter of Isaac", born February 8, 1768, 
died July 1 2 , 1 84 1 , educated at Princeton, in 1 8 1 7 elected President of the New York 
branch of the United States Bank, and Cornelia Beach, daughter of Rev. Abraham 
Beach, D.D., granddaughter of William*, for many years a magistrate, and Anna 
BrinckerhofF (Isaac), whom he married May 14, 1752 ; on the capture of Long 
Island by the British, part of his house in Newtown was made headquarters of the 
British and Hessian generals, the great-granddaughter of John Lawrence', born at 
Newtown, September 9, 1695, died May 7, 1765, and Patience, daughter of Joseph 
Sackett, a wealthy farmer and magistrate, the great-great-granddaughter of Capt. 
John Lawrence', Captain of the Newtown troop of horse in Leisler's times, and 
Deborah Woodhull (Richard), the great-great-great-granddaughter of Major 
Thomas Lawrence'. 

Dr. Benjamin McVicRar' and Isaphene Lawrence had 

817. IiAWRBNCE McVickar'', m. Miss 

Zazro ; living in the West. 

818. (Daughter) McVickar'; living in the 


819. (Daughter) McVickar'; living in the 

784. Mary £,liza McVickar' (Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, 
Benjamin", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William Constable" (William', 
m. Anna White, John', m. Jane Kerin). 

William Constable' was a brother of Emily, who married Dr. Samuel W. 
Moore. He lived at Constableville, Lewis County, N. Y., having in 1810 settled 
on this part of the Macomb purchase and built " Constable Hall." He was edu- 
cated at Trinity College, Dublin. He inherited from his father four townships 
(104,000 acres). 

Mary Eliza McVicKar' and William Constable had 

820. ||Wii,i,iAM Constable', b. April ir, 

1811, Bloomingdale, now in N. Y. 
City, m. Mary Lent, of Astoria ; he 
d. 1887, aet. 76, Cooperstown, N. Y. 

821. ||JohnConstabi,b', b. 1813, N. Y. City, 

m. 1844, at St. Ann's Church, Julia 
E. Pierrepont* (Hezekiah B., of 
Brooklyn, m. Anna Constable'), b. 
1825, d. 1898, "Constable Hall"; he 
d. 1887, aet. 74, N. Y. [827] 

822. IUames Constabi.e'', b. at "Constable 

Hall," m. 1853, Sarah Lippincott 
Richards (Benjamin Wood, m. 
Sarah C. Lippincott), Philadel- 
phia; he d. 1892, aet. 78, lawyer, 
Philadelphia. [831] 

823. IIStbvenson Constabi<e', b. 1816, 

"Constable Hall," unmarried, d. 
1894, aet. 78, Lyons Falls, N. Y. 

824. Anna Constabi,e', *. December 10, 

1820, m. Archibald McVickar (Ar- 
chibald, m. Catharine Livingston) ; 
no children. [796] 

820. William Constable' (Mary Eliza McVickar', m. William Consta- 
ble, Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Mary Lent had 

825. ||Wii,uam CoNSTABI.E^ b. 1833, m. 
Fanny M. Barclay' (Sarah Ann 
Moore^, m. Henry Barclay, Daniel 

Sackett^ John*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel^ Rev. John'). [950] 

826 Jennie Constable^, m. January 11, 
1882, Casimir Constable ; no chil- 

♦ The Pierreponts in Brooklyn have a full length portrait of Washington by Gilbert Stuart. 



821. John Constable' (Mary Eliza McVickar^ m. William Constable, 
Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Julia E. Pierrepont* (Hezekiah B., m. Anna Constable', William', 
John') had 

827. Casimir CoNSTABLB*, *. September 4, 828. || James Constabi,e«, b. May 2, 1847, 

1845, Brooklyn Heights, m. Jennie "Constable Hall," m. 1885, Eliza 

Constable (William). w. Cook, Trinity Church, Raston, 

Pa.; he d. August 23, 1898, Trenton 
Falls ; buried at Constableville, N.Y. 

828. James Constable' and Eliza W. Cook had 

829. John Constabi,e', b. December 11, 
1888, Utica, N. Y. 


El,IZABETH CoNSTABtE", b. April 2, 
1894, utica, N. Y. 

822. James Constable' (Mary Eliza McVickar^ m. William Constable' 
(Anna Moore^ m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') 
and Sarah Lippincott IK.ichards^ (Benjamin Wood', m. Sarah C. Eippin- 
cott) had 


831. IIStevEnson Constabx.e", m. Mary 
Elizabeth Longstreth (descended 
from Richard Henry Lee); studio 
22 E. 1 6th St., New York. [834] 

II Howard Constable®, b. October 3, 
1855, Philadelphia, Pa. 

833. Anna Constabi,e°. 

831. Stevenson Consiahle^ and J^Iarp Elizabeth Longstreth ha.d 


b. February 23, iS 

835. WnUAM Constabi^e', Jr., b. April 
21, 1881. 

Mary Longstreth Constabi<e', b. 
March 25, 1884, m. May 14, 1902, 
Walter Watson Stokes. 

832. Howard Constable' (James Constable', Mary Eliza McVickar', 
m. William Constable', Anna Moore\ m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. 
SamueP, Rev. John'). 

Howard Constable" is an architect and engineer, son of James Constable', of 
Constableville, New York, and Sarah Lippincott Richards^ of Philadelphia. He is 
a descendant of William Constable, aid-de-camp to General Eafayette, of William 
Richards, who was with General Washington at Valley Forge, also of B. W. 
Richards, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1829-1832, and of Samuel Wetherell, one of 
the founders of the free or fighting Quakers. He prepared for college at the 
Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, from which he entered the Scientific Depart- 
ment of the University of Pennsylvania, and was graduated in 1874. After the 
completion of his college course he devoted a number of years to practical train- 
ing in the bridge and building departments of the Reading, Pennsylvania and 
Erie Railways, and his studies were concluded with a course in architecture 
abroad. From 1886 to the present time he has been located in New York City, 
and is one of the prominent architects and engineers of the metropolis, having 
recently been adjudged first-honor man in a civil service competition for the po- 

* sister of Henry E- Pierrepont, who d. 1888, m. Anna Maria Jay' (Peter A.', John'), d. 1819, d. Jan. 1, 1902, aet, 
82, No, I, Pierrepont Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; her maternal grandfather was Governor I^ivingston, of N. J. [631] 



sition of Supervising Architect of the United States. Mr. Constable is a mem- 
ber of the New York Chapter American Institute of Architects and the American 
Society of Civil Engineers, the Engineers' Clubs of Philadelphia, Pa., and St. 
Louis, Mo., the University Club, St. Louis (1885), the Calumet Club, New York 
(1882), the Pelham Golf Club, New York, and is a member of the council of the 
University of Pennsylvania Club of New York City. 

785. Augusta McVicRar' (Anna Moore', m. John McVickar, John*, 
Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William Jaif (John*, m. Sarah Van 
Brugh Livingston (William, Governor of N. J.), Pierre\ m. Mary Van Cortland 
(Jacobus, m. Eva Phillips), Augustus', m. Anna Marica Bayard* (Balthazar', 
Samuel', m. Anna Stuyvesant (Gov. Peter), Rev. Balthazar'), Pierre', m. Judith 

William Jay' was graduated from Yale College in 1808. In 18 10 he assisted 
Elias Boudinot and others in forming the American Bible Society. In 181 8 he 
was appointed to the bench of Westchester County by Gov. DeWitt Clinton. He 
took a strong position against the extension of slavery, and was a vigorous writer 
against slavery itself. In 1848 he suggested, in " War and Peace: the Evils of 
the First with a Plan for securing the Last," international arbitration for the 
settlement of international disputes, stipulated upon treaty. He was a volumi- 
nous writer upon ethical and political subjects. He was the second son of John 
Jay* and Sarah Van Brugh Livingston, married April 28, 1774, daughter of William 
Livingston, Governor of New Jersey. John Jay*, the friend of Washington, born 
December 12,1745, died at Bedford, N. Y. , May 17, 1729, was of Huguenot descent. 
He was graduated at King's College, 1764, admitted to the bar, 1768, member of 
Committee of Correspondence, 1776, and delegate to Congress at Philadelphia, Sep- 
tember 5 ; he helped to prepare the ' ' Address to the People of Great Britain ; ' ' 
he was an active member of the Committee of Observation of N. Y. ; member of 
second Congress at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775. In 1776 he assisted in framing the 
government of New York. He was appointed Chief Justice of that State in May, 
1777, and resigned that office in 1778, when elected President of Congress. In 
September, 1778, he was appointed Minister to Spain, was one of the signers to 
the definitive treaty of Peace at Paris in September, 1783, and returned to Amer- 
ica in 1784, having been previously appointed Secretary of State for Foreign 
Affairs. He became Chief Justice of the United States in 1789, and in 1794 was 
appointed Minister to England, was Governor of the State of New York from 1795 
to 1 801, after which he retired from public hfe ; he was the grandson of Pierre', 
of Rye, N. Y., born in New York, 1704, died at Fishkill, N. Y., 1777, merchant, 
and Mary Van Cortland, daughter of Jacobus Van Cortland and Eva Phillips, the 
great-grandson of Augustus', of New York City, born at La Rochelle, France, 
1665, died at New York, 1751, merchant, came to America 1685, the great-great- 
grandson of Pierre', of Bristol, England, born in France, died at Bristol, a 
Huguenot, who fled from France to England, 1685. 

Augusta McVickar" and Judge William Jay had 

837. AnnaJay', m.Rev. I.ewisP.W. Balcb. 840. II John Jay', b. 1817, m. Eleanor 

838. Maria BA>fYB;R Jay', m. John F. But- Kingsland Field ; lie rf. . [842] 

terworth. 841. AUGUSTA Jay', m. Henry E. Pellew 

839. Sarah Louise Jay', m. Dr. Alexander Washington, D. C. 

M. Bruen. 


840. John Jay' (Augusta McVickar", m. Judge William Jay, Anna Moore°, 
m. John McVickar, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eleanor 

Kingsland Field. 

John Jay' was graduated from Columbia College in 1836, and admitted to 
the bar in 1839. He had the intense vitality of his race, and was a prominent 
figure in New York life for sixty years. He was the bitter foe of slavery, a tire- 
less philanthropist, and a leader of the civil-service movement. He served as 
United States Minister to Austria in 1869. A fluent writer, he contributed hun- 
dreds of timely articles to the American press. 

In 1854 he organized the meetings at the Broadway Tabernacle that re- 
sulted in the State Convention at Saratoga on August 10, and in the dissolution 
of the Whig and the formation of the Republican party at Syracuse, 27th Sep- 
tember, 1855. He was president of the Union League Club in 1866 and 1877. 
He was appointed Republican member of the State Civil Service Commission by 
President Cleveland. He was active in the early history of the American Geograph- 
ical and Statistical Society, was Manager and Corresponding Secretary of the New 
York Historical Society, was first President of the Huguenot Society, organized in 
1855 in New York.* 

John Jay' and Eleanor Kingsland Field had 

842. Eleanor Jay^, m. Henry G. Chapman. 

843. Augusta Jay*, m. Edmund Randolph 


844. Mary Jay*, m. William Henry Schief- 


845. Anna Jay*, m. L,ieut.-Gen. Von 

846. IIWiniAM Jay*, b. 1841, ra. Lucy 

Oelrichs. [847] 

846. William Jay" (Minister John Jay', Augusta McVickar^ m. Judge Wil- 
liam Jay, Anna Moore,'* m. John McVickar, John', Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. 
John') and Lucy Oelrichs, 

William Jay* who is best known as Col. William, son of the Minister to Aus- 
tria, volunteered at the breaking out of the rebellion, and served throughout the 
great conflict, making an enviable record for gallantry and fidelity. But to him war 
was a matter of duty, and not of pleasure and profit. With the coming of peace, 
he resigned, entered the bar, and rose rapidly to a high rank in the profession. 
He was graduated from Columbia in 1859, and the Columbia Law School in 1867. 
He married Lucy Oelrichs, by whom he has one surviving daughter. To Col. 
Jay, New York owes largely the development of the old-time sport of coaching, he 
having been the President of the Coaching Club from 1876 to 1896. He is a mem- 
ber of the vestry of Trinity Church, and it is worthy of note that a Jay has been 
either a churchwarden or vestryman of that church since its foundation in 1697. 

William Jay* and Lucy Oelrichs had 

847. Eleanor Jay'. 

J^J, Patience Moore" (John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') and 
John Charlton "Dongan. 

John Charlton Dongan', a cousin of Gov. Thomas Dongan, was Regent of 
the University in 1784. 

Patience Moore' &nAJohn Charlton Dongan had 

S. John Charlton Dongan^, ]s..,b. Sep- 
temberiS, 1786, d. October 22, 1798. 

849. Thomas Charles Bradish Dongan', 
b. February 25, 1789, d. November 

21, 1789. 

* Appleton'B Cyclopaedia of American Biography and New York Evening Post. 

1 4-6 


769. Benjamin Moore^ (John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Nancy Hogeboom*, of Claverack, N. Y. (Stephen', Jeremiah', Killian'). 
Nancy Hogeboom* was the daughter of Stephen', born August 15, 1744, 
died April 2, 1814, who married November 24, 1763, Hellitje Muller, died March 
10, 1812, aged 74 years, 3 months, 13 days, several times elected to the New York 
Assembly, was a State Senator in 1805, and a member of the Constitutional As- 
sembly in 1801, the granddaughter of Jeremiah^ born April 5, 1712, in Holland, 
who came to this country with his father and settled in Claverack, N. Y. , mar- 
ried November 11, 1741, J an it a Van Allen, of Kinderhook, born November 1720, 
who owned a large farm in Claverack, the great-granddaughter of Killian\ who 
came to America from Holland and settled at Claverack, at that time a part of 
Rensselaerwick, now in Columbia County, N. Y. The Hogebooms were promi- 
nent people, the eldest son of Killian being Colonel of a regiment of troops. 

Benjamin Moore^ and J^ancy Hogeboom had 




[Anna Maria*, b. 1794, m. July 2, 1813, 
Jacob A. Hart, Troy, N. Y. ; she d. 
December 26, 1857, aet. 63. [859] 

IIHbttyEuza", b. August 20, 1797, m. 
September 11, 1822, Rev. Frederick 
T. Tiffany, Cooperstown, N. Y. , d. 
September 2, 1863; she </. •. [879] 

Jane Christina*, b. March 6, 1798, m. 
Horatio G. Adams, Claverack, N.Y., 
d. August 17, 1896, aet. 93 ; she d. 
March 31, 1884 ; no children. 

CaTharinb Patience*, unmarried, d- 

December 25, 1879, ^^t. 79. 
Harriet Louisa*, m. John A. La 

Bagh, N. Y.; she d. October 25, 

1867, aet. 62 ; no children. 

855. IIJAMKS Sackett*, b. May 6, 1800, Cox- 

sackie, Greene County, N. Y., m. 
March I, 1835, Martha M. A. Tarver' 
(EHsha^ Billison'), Clinton, Jones 
County, Ga., b. there November 3, 
1815, d. July 22, 1890, Lee County, 
Ala.; he^. March 24, 1879, Lee Coun- 
ty ; both buried at Columbus, Ga. [881] 

856. II Richard Lawrence*, m Travers, 

Virginia ; he d. December 23, 1848, 
aet. 46 [912] 

857. Chari^otte Augdsta*, unmarried, d. 

March 2, 1874, aet. 67. 

858. IIEuretta McVickar*, m. October 13, 

1836, Augustus Fleming, Hudson, 
N. Y., d. October 25, 1846 ; she t^. 
December 4, 1851, aet. 41. [914] 

850. Anna Maria Moore" (Benjamin', John*, Benjamin,' Capt. Samuel", 
Rev. John') and Jacob A. Hart had 



II Phoebe B. Hart', b. 1814, m. 1837, 
George G. Pomeroy, i. 1787,0'. 1892, 
whose mother was a sister of James 
Fenimore Cooper ; she rf. November 
26, 1878. [862] 

IIWiLUAM E. Hart', m. i. Harriett 
Morrell; 2. Sarah Solomon; 3. Eliza- 
beth Johnson. [867] 

861. IIEuzA MooRB Hart', b. 1824, m. 
Amos K. Hadley, b. 1812, d. 1900, 
Speaker of the House of Assembly, 
N. Y.; she of. January 26, 1894. 


859. Phoebe B. Hart' (Anna Maria Moore', m. Jacob A. Hart, Benjamin" 
John\ Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and George G. Pomeroy had' 




Isaac Hart Pombroy', b. July 27 
1838, d. August 9, 1838. 

Helen Pomeroy", b. September 16, 
1840, unmarried, living in Coopers- 
town, N. Y. 

Theodore Kebsb Pombroy', b. May 
7, 1842, d. January 4, 1845. 


Phoebe Hart Pomeroy^ b. August 
3, 1844, unmarried, living in Coop- 
erstown, N. Y. 

Anna Eliza Pomeroy"* 
1846, d. 1850. 

b. July 26, 

?*T T^'l^^'^^: "^''*' ^^''"^ ^^"^ ^°o^^'> m. Jacob A. Hart, Benja- 
min , John , Benjamm', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Harriett Morrell and 
Sarah Solomon and Elizabeth Johnson had 

867. Aline HART8,m.Issahl Duel? 

868. Carroll Hart^. 

869. Frank Hart^. 

870. Oscar HautI 

871. Edward Hart*. 


872. Wai,tbr Hart*. 

873. Charges Hart*. 

874. Ethel Hart*. 

861. £liza Moore Hart' (Anna Maria Moore', m. Jacob A. Hart, Benja- 
min^ John*, Benjamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Amos K. Hadlephad 

875. Amos Hadlky*, d. . I 877. Anna Hadlby*, Cooperstown, N. Y. 

876. WiWAM Hadlby*, d. . I 878. John Wool, Hadley*, of. . 

851. Hetty Eliza Moore* (Benjamin', John*, Benjamin^ Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and R^efc;. Frederick T. Tiffany had 

879. WmiAM R. Tiffany', d. August 23, I 880. Anna Moore Tiffany', 6. February 
1827. I 18, 1829, d. October 29, 1901. 

855. James SackettMoore'^ (Benjamin^ m. Nancy Hogeboom, John*, 

Benjamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Martha M. ji. TarVer' (Elisha^ 
m. Maria I,. Sanders, Billison', m. Selah ). 

James Sackett Moore' went to New Orleans in 1831, and thence to Colum- 
bus, Ga., in 1832. He followed merchandising in Columbus, where he was a 
member of the firm of Moore & Tarver, and afterwards in Girard, Ala. , opposite 
Columbus, where he was also Postmaster for several years. In 1858 he removed 
to Auburn, I^ee County, Ala., where he engaged in the hotel business until 1866, 
when he removed to Motts Mill, Lee County, Ala., engaging in agriculture until 
his death. He took part in the Indian War of 1836-37, as a member of the Colum- 
bus Guard. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Martha M. A. Tarver was born in Clinton, Jones County, Georgia, No- 
vember 5, 1815, and moved to Columbus, Ga., in 1830, with her parents, Elisha 
and Maria I,. (Sanders) Tarver. Her grandparents, Billison Tarver, died De- 
cember 23, 1817, and Selah Tarver died May, 1808. Her father, born December 
27, 1787, died March 18, i860, and her mother, born August 6, 1793, died Sep- 
tember 9, 185 1. 

Her father was one of the oldest settlers of Columbus, which was laid out 
in 1829, and he arrived the following year and was eletted one of its Commission- 
ers for 1832. She was the oldest of nine children, a member of the Methodist 
Church, and died July 22, 1890, at Motts Mill, I,ee County, Ala. 

James Sackett Moore' and Martha M. A. TarVer had 

885. Douglas Crittenden', b. November 
5, 1842, Girard, Ala. , d. (killed) Au- 
gust 14, 1861, while on bis way to 
Virginia with Columbus Volunteers. 

886. Mary Eliza', b. January 19, 1845, 
Girard, Ala., d. August 14, 1864, 
Auburn, Ala. 

887. II George Taylor', *. April 28, 1847, 
Girard, Ala., m. January 9, 1879, in 
St. Louis, Mo., Alice Maurice Brooks, 
b. May 1, 1851, Nashville, Tenn. (La- 
fayette, m. Emma , April 10, 

1888, Gatesville, Texas); living in 
Gatesville, Texas. [907] 

881. Anna Maria', b. November 21, 1835, 

d. May 25, 1836. 

882. IIMonTague Montgomery', 6. October 

14, 1837, Columbus, Ga.,m. June 26, 
1869, Sarah E. Peabody, b. October 
4, 1840, Columbus, Ga. [892] 

883. Tiffany T.', b. August 13, 1839, Rus- 

sell County, Ala., unmarried, d. De- 
cember 25, 1885, Columbus, Ga. 

884. II James Benjamin', b. December 23, 

1840, Girard, Ala., m. March 25, 1864, 
Dora P. Yonge, in Columbus, Ga.; 
living in Cameron, Texas. [897] 



888. Harriet Maria', *. September 3, 

1849, Girard, d. May 10, 1852, Girard. 

889. Edward Emmett', b. October 25, 

1 85 1, Girard, d. November i, 1852, 

William Alexander', b. June 14, 
1854, Girard, d. June 27, 1861, Au- 

Martha Lodisa', b. March 22, 1858, 
Girard, d. September 10, 1866, Au- 

882. Montague Montgomery Moore' (James Sackett^ Benjamin', 
John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah E. Peabodff had 

892. James Montague*, b. September 12, 894. I/ULA Doten^ b. July 6, 1875. 

1870, m. September 5, 1896, Birdie 895. John Peabody", b. November 6, 1878. 

Blanche Thomas. g^g^ ethel TarvEr', b. April 2, 1881. 

893. Mary Peabody*, b. January 4, 1873. 

884. James Benjatnin Moore' (James Sacketf, Benjamin', John* 
Benjamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Dora J*. Yonge. 

James Benjamin Moore' served from 1861-1865 in the 17th Regiment, 
Georgia Volunteers and rose to the rank of Major. In 1865 he removed to Cam- 
eron, Texas, and now resides there. 

James Benjamin Moore' and Dora P. Yonge had 




IMONTAGUE James", i5. March 28, 1866, 

m. Mary Meagher. [904] 
Mary AI.ICE^ b. January 28, 1869. 

Carrie Antoinette", b. March 19, 
1871, m. May 11, 1897, John B. Po- 

Clara Lula^, b. April 8, 1873, ^- Au- 
gust 6, 1873. 

901. Henry Yonge", b. January 23, 


902. George Tiffany", b. July 24, 1878. 

903. Annie", b. January 6, 1880, d. Febru- 

ary 15, 1886. 

897. Montague James Moore^ (James Benjamin', James Sackett", Ben- 
jamin', John*, Benjamin^ Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Meagher had 

904. Montague M.", b. August 14, 1888. | 906. MAMIE^ b. August i8, 1892. 

905. Meagher", b. September 25, 1890. I 

887. George Taylor Moore' (James Sackett', Benjamin', John*, Benja- 
min", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Alice Maurice "Brool^s (I^afayette, m. 
Emma ). 


George Taylor Moore' served with John H. Morgan's Cavalry in the Civil 

George Taylor Moore' and Alice Maurice "Brooks had 

910. Lulu Montgomery", b. November 17, 
1885, Gatesville, Texas. 

911. Ralph Gilder", b. June 30, 1887, 
Gatesville, Texas. 

907. Emma Martha", i5. September 3, I 

d. October 30, 1881, Dallas, Texas. 

908. Alice Helen", b. April 25, 1882, St 

Louis, Mo. 

909. George Hiram", b. February 20, 1884 

Waco, Texas. 

856. Richard Lawrence Moore' (Benjamin', John*, Benjamin • 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and TraVers had 

912. II Marion', m. Capt. Johnson of United 
States Navy. [913] 



912. Marion Moore' (Richard Lawrence', Benjamin*, John*, Benjamin', 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Capt. Johnson had 

913. Virginia Johnson*. 

858. Euretta McVicRar Moore" (Benjamin^ John*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and jiugustus Fleming had 

918. James Flbming', b. March 12, 1843, 
unmarried ; lives near Hudson, 
N. Y., perhaps at Claverack. 

919. Henry Barci,ay Fleming', 4. Janu- 
ary 4, 1845; lives at Claverack, N. Y. 

920. II Augustus Fleming', b. August 14, 

1846, m. , d. December 

13, 1888. 

914. Augustus Fleming', b. March 21, 

1838, d. February 27, 1839. 

915. Anna Moore Fleming', b. April 

i8, 1839, d. November 18, 1841. 

916. llGiLBERT Robertson Fleming', b. 

September 3, 1840, m. October 2, 
1881, at La Plata, Mo., Marcella 
Emma Oliver; 612 E. 12th St., Kan- 
sas City, Mo. [921] 

917. Ludlow Fleming', 6. November 16, 

1841, m. I. ; 2. . 

916. Gilbert Robertson Fleniing' (Euretta McVickar Moore", m. 
Augustus Fleming, Benjamin', John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and 
Marcella Emma Oliver had 

921. Oliver Fleming*, b. October 3, 1882, 
d. February 6, 1886. 

920. Augustus Fleniing' (Euretta McVickar Moore", m. Augustus 

Fleming, Benjamin^ John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and 


922. (Daughter) Fleming*, m. . 

770. Capt. Daniel SacRett Moore' (John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Hannah Titus (David) and Hannah Moore' (Jacob^ 
Lieut. Samuel*, Benjamin', Captain Samuel^ Rev. John'). 

Capt. Daniel Sackett Moore', after his trip to England under Admiral 
Howe, followed the sea and was for many years a successful shipmaster. He 
owned the paternal residence near Newtown village. The Philadelphia Post, Oc- 
tober 10, 1771, speaks of a diflference as great as that between crab-apples and 
Newtown pippins. The far-famed Newtown pippin, which, " when perfectly ma- 
tured, is considered by some the finest apple in our country," was first cultivated 
in an orchard near Newtown village by one of the Moore family. Last winter 
(1851) they sold in England at five cents each, or $20 a barrel, wholesale.* Tra- 
dition says that the orchard belonged to D. S. Moore. 

Daniel Sackett Moore paid a visit to his relatives in Kent County, England, 
and brought home the coat of arms which now hangs on the walls of the ' ' Old 
House " at Newtown (Elmhurst), Long Island. 

Daniel SacRett Moore* and Hannah Titus and Hannah 
Moore had 


923. Elizabeth', b. April 6, 1805, m. Jacob 
Palmer Leverich' (Col. Edward*, m. 
Elizabeth Palmer (Jacob), William*, 
John*, John', Caleb^ Rev. William'); 
she d. August 16, 1876 ; no children. 

924. IIJOHN Jacob", b. September 29, 1806, m. 
December 8, 1835, Catharine Van 
Mater Johnson, Brooklyn, i. 1810, d. 
November 17, 1847, aet. 37 years, 9 
months; he d. June 14, 1879. [93i] 

* Annals of Newtown, Riker. 



925. IIWlLUAM STEWART^, b. January 15, 

1808, m. November 21, 1838, Mary 
Brown Marshall, b. August 11, 1819, 
d. October 5, 1870; tie d. May 24, 
1879. [947] 

926. IISarah ANN^ b. October 5, 1809, m. 

Henry Barclay, d. March 21, 1865 ; 
she d. Septembers, 1873. [949] 

927. Mary^, d. June 4, i8ii,m. 1839, Charles 

H. Judson, b. September 2, 1801, 
d. September 14, 1880 ; she d. Octo- 
ber 22, 1882 ; no children. 

928. IIJambsS b. July 27, 1813, m. June 27, 
i84o,Elizabeth Anna I^awrence" ( Jo- 
seph", m. Mary Sackett, Jonathan*, 
John^ Capt. John^, Major Thomas'), 
b. April 23, 1814, d. February 23, 
1863; he d. February 20, 1863. [964] 
FRANCES^ b. July 27, 1815, unmarried, 
d. July 27, 1887 ; lived in Newtown 
BENJAMIN^ b. April 14, 1826, unmar- 
ried, d. March 24, 1881. 



924. John Jacob Moore' (Daniel Sacketf, Jolin*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Catharine Van Mater Johnson had 

933. IIMaria Louisa', b. November 22, 1842, 
m. November, 18, 1868, Oliver Haz- 
ard Perry*( Christopher Grant', Com. 
Oliver Hazard', Christopher Ray- 
mond'), b. June 13, 1842. [937] 


IIDaniki, Sackett', b. January 31, 
1838, Newtown, h. I., m. October 4, 
1866, Margaret Lawrence Moore' 
(James*, Daniel Sackett*), his cousin, 
b. June 29, 1841 ; he d. May 9, 1898, 
at Trenton, N. J., suddenly. 

[935]. [964] 

932. John Jacob', b. February 28, 1840, d. 
March 22, 1843. 

934. IIGareTTa', b. September 13, 1844, m. 
September 28, 1870, Samuel Mere- 
dith Dickinson, b. June 25, 1839; 
Trenton, N. J. [941] 

931. Daniel Sackett Moore' (John Jacob^ Daniel Sackett^ John*, Ben- 
jamin', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Margaret LaWrence Moore. 

Daniel Sackett Moore' was born at the old homestead of the Moore family 
at Newtown, Dong Island, in 1838, and was graduated from Trinity College in 
1864. Subsequently he became a member of the firm of Buckley & Moore, to- 
bacco merchants, which later did business under the name of Thompson, Moore 
& Co. At the time of his death he was the senior member of the firm of Moore 
& Calvi. Mr. Moore was a member of the Metropolitan and of the St. Nicholas 
Clubs, the St. Nicholas Society and the Downtown Association. The funeral was 
held at the Church of the Heavenly Rest. The burial was in ' 'Woodlawn. "* Mrs. 
Moore is living at No. 100 57th St. , New York. 

Daniel SacKett Moore' and Margaret LaWrence Moore had 


IIElizabeTh Anna^, b. July 8, 1867, m. 
June 5, 1888, Richard Riker (John 
Hancock, m. Ann Brevoort), b. 

July 6, 1865, d. August 2, 1896 ; she 
d. June 5, 1890, Seabright, N. J. 
[936], [747] 

935. Elizabeth Anna Moore' and Richard Ri%er had 

936. Margaret Moore Riker, b. March 

933. Maria Louisa Moore' (JohnJacob^ Daniel Sackett^ John', Ben- 
jamin', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and OUVer Hazard "Perry" (Christopher 
Grant', Com. Oliver Hazard', Christopher Raymond'). 

Oliver Hazard Perry lives in the "Old House " at Newtown, Iv. I. He is the 
son of Christopher Grant Perry', of Newport, R. I., born 1812, died 1854, and 

* New York Tribune and Trenton paper. 



Frances Sergeant (living, 1900), born March 3, 1817, daughter of Thomas Sergeant, 
Judge of the Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, and great-granddaughter of Benjamin 
Franklin, grandson of Commodore Oliver H. Perry', born 1785, died 18 19, who 
defeated the British on I^ake Erie, September 10, 1813, great-grandson of Christo- 
pher Raymond Perry\ born December 4, 1761, who was on the " MiflBin " priva- 
teer, was three months in the prison ship "Jersey," but escaped. He was also 
descended from Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, first President of Princeton College. 

Maria Louisa Moore' and Oliver Hazard Verry had 

937. Edmund Pbrry^, b. March 25, 1871, 

d. July 12, 1872. 

938. John Moork Perry", b. July 7, 1880 ; 

student at Princeton University. 

939. OwvER Hazard Pbrry", b. Novem- 

ber 19, 1883. 

940. Franklin Perry", b. September 10, 


934. Garetta Moore' (John Jacob", Daniel Sackett*, John*, Benjamin', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Samuel Meredith THc%inson. 

Samuel Meredith Dickinson, of Trenton, N. J., is descended from Phile- 
mon Dickinson, a distinguished soldier of the Revolution, born in Trenton, June 
25, 1839, educated at old Trenton Academy, 1856 and 1857 engaged in business 
in New York, and returned to Trenton and studied law with Hon. Mercer Beasley, 
late Chief Justice, until 1861. June, 1861, he was appointed paymaster in U. S. N. 
and served on U. S. Sloop of War Dale in North Atlantic Squadron under Ad- 
miral Dupont ; m 1862 he resigned from the Navy and in 1863 was appointed Private 
and Military Secretary to Gov. Parker ; in 1 863 he was admitted as Attorney, 1865 com- 
missioned Assistant Adjutant General, 1866 as Counselor, 1867 Deputy Controller 
under Controller Wm. K. McDonald, 1871 Clerk of Court of Chancery; he was au- 
thor of "Chancery Precedents," published in 1870, and "Probate Court Practice," 
published in 1884, one of the Advisory Masters of the State, President New Jersey 
Society Sons of the Revolution, and Treasurer of Trenton Battle Monument Associa- 

Garetta Moore' and Samuel Meredith Dickinson had 

941. John Moore Dickinson^ b. June 25, 

1872, class 1894, Princeton. 

942. Walter Meredith Dickinson", b. 

January 28, 1875, m. Roxalene Orm 

943. Philemon Dickinson", b. June 13, 


944. Lynford M'Call Dickinson", b. 

October 22, 1879. 

945. Frances Moore Dickinson", b. Sep- 

tember 16, 1881. 

946. Sackbtt Moorb Dickinson", b. 

March 28, 1884. 

925. William Stewart Moore' (Daniel Sackett^ John*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary "BroWn Marshall had 

947. IIMarianna', 5. Januarys, 1842, m. June 
6, 1871, Nicholas dePeystei*(George^, 
Nicholas*, William', Johannes^, 

Johannes'), b. August i5, 1829, d. 
February 16, 1889 ; she d. Febru- 
ary 9, 1899, Short Hills, N. J. [948] 

947. Marianna Moore' (William Stewart", Daniel Sackett', John*, Ben- 
jamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Nicholas de Peyster" (George^ Nich- 
olas*, William', Johannes', Johannes'). 

Nicholas de Peyster's first sight of Marianna was when, as a pretty girl, 



topher Farmar, called Billopp*, Thomas Farmar, called Billopp', Anne Billopp/ 
m. Thomas Farmar, Christopher Billopp\ Royal Navy). 

Capt. Thomas Billopp* (Farmar) was a participant in the events described 
in the following article:* 

There was unveiled at the seaport of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, a monu- 
ment to the memory of the Americans who died therein 1806 in the cause of 
Venezuelan independence. The erection of such a monument was first decreed 
two years ago by the State of Miranda, inspired by its President, General Andrade 
(now President of the Republic.) The Federal Government, promptly following 
this lead, decreed that an imposing monument should be put up at Puerto Cabello, 
the place where the little band of Americans met their death. This is the memorial 
which has just been finished and unveiled with impressive public ceremonies. 
Addresses on the subject of the aid which Americans rendered to Venezuela at 
that time, and of the cruel fate which several of them suffered for it, were deliv- 
ered by Dr. Alberto Smith, Venezuelan Minister of Public Works, and W. W. 
Russell, Secretary of the United States I^egation. 

The monument commemorates an affair, now nearly a century old, the 
story of which, although it is familiar in Venezuela as an incident in the country's 
history, is unknown to or forgotten by most Americans. Francisco Miranda, the 
Venezuelan patriot, to whose aid the Americans came, had many friends in this 
country, where he had served as a young man with the Continental Army in the 
Revolutionary War. In the year 1805 he thought he saw a favorable opportunity 
to strike a blow for his native country's independence by creating a revolution 
against the Spanish rule. Coming to New York, where he was fairly well known, 
he soon succeeded in interesting in his project a man of no less importance than 
the Surveyor of the Port, Colonel William Smith, who was a son-in-law of John 
Adams. Colonel Smith introduced Miranda to Samuel G. Ogden, a prosperous 
merchant of the city, and the three set to work with energy to organize an expe- 
dition to go to Venezuela. 

Mr. Ogden' s part consisted chiefly in the placing at Miranda's disposal of 
a good-sized ship, the lycander, or L,eandro as it was usually called after Miranda 
received it. Two hundred men were then secured to sail on the vessel, under 
Miranda's command. These men were engaged in the most secret manner, and 
the information vouchsafed to them was of the vaguest kind. They simply knew 
that they were to go wherever Miranda led them, and it was rumored that the ex- 
pedition was in some way destined to attack the Spanish rule in South America, 
but nothing definite was known. These two hundred men, who thus volunteered 
in the dark, were, for the most part, steady, brave, efficient fellows, who deserved 
a happier fate than they received. 

The lycandro was well fitted out for her war-like purposes. Besides the 
eighteen cannon which she mounted along her sides, in the old-fashioned way, 
she carried fifteen hundred muskets, a few rifles, three hundred pairs of pistols, 
forty cannon of different sizes, two hundred swords, twenty tons of ammunition, 
gun-carriages and other articles of the same military nature. 

Sailing from New York on February 2, 1806, with Thomas Lewis for her 
captain, the Leandro proceeded to the little port of Jacmel, on the south coast of 
Hayti, where she was to make further preparations. While here, Captain Lewis 
was sent to make arrangements for securing another vessel, the Emperador, and 
a crew, to join the expedition. Meanwhile Miranda was occupied in instructing 
his men in their coming duties. He disclosed to them the object of the voyage, 
and told them they were to form the nucleus of his " Colombian Army," which 
was to overthrow Spanish despotism in South America. Certain of the men were 
selected by him to be officers of different ranks, and commissions were written 
out on the spot. Captain Lewis returned from his mission, reporting that he 
could not get the Emperador, and a search was made for something to take her 
place. Two small schooners, the Baco and the Abeja, were secured, and the lit- 
tle fleet set sail after a delay at Hayti of six weeks. 

* N. Y. Tribune, May 17, i» 


On the 27th of April the three vessels lay off the Venezuelan coast, near 
the town of Ocumare, not far from Puerto Cabello. In the distance, two Spanish 
coast-guard ships were visible, and trouble was at once anticipated. At midnight, 
signals were noticed passing between the fort at Puerto Cabello and the guard- 
ships. Capt. Lewis beat to quarters and kept his men at their guns until day- 
light, but there was no immediate attack. In the morning, the position of Mi- 
randa's vessels found the lycandro six or eight miles from shore, the Abeja further 
in, and the Baco nearest of all, being only about a mile from the land. The story 
of what happened that day is thus told by a man named Sherman, one of the 
Americans in the expedition. 

At about 9 o'clock in the morning, Powels, Donohue and two others, 
tempted by the beautiful aspect of the shore, took a boat and two sailors and went 
on shore to recruit themselves. In the course of an hour the wind rose and we 
immediately saw the Spanish schooner bear down on the Baco. The men who 
were on shore, on observing this, hastened to return to the ship, but on entering 
the boat were capsized by the violence of the waves. The schooner, now within 
cannon shot of the Baco, opened fire on her; in this situation the only recourse left 
to the Baco was to cut her cable and escape from the Spaniard. The lycandro 
and the Abeja came to her assistance. The IvCandro opened fire on the Spanish 
ships, which replied. The Abeja received orders from the l,eandro to approach 
the Baco in order soon to board the enemy, the I^eandro on the starboard and the 
schooners on the larboard side. In conformity with this order, the Abeja ap- 
proached the Baco, whose captain, Gagner, obeyed the orders of Huddle. The 
two schooners together hoisted sail to execute this order, when, to the surprise 
of all, the I<eandro was seen to tack and flee. 

At the beginning we believed that this was a feint to deceive the Span- 
iards, but on seeing the ship steadily deserting us we lost all hope. Abandoned, 
and with only six cannon to defend ourselves, except a howitzer, which we 
threw into the water, we tried to follow the Teandro. The enemy pursued us. 

* * * * But the Baco, with the Spaniard on the weather shore, changed her 
course and escaped; the enemy then followed up the Abeja, which could only sur- 
render without resistance, after several broadsides from the Spaniards. 

* * * * The Spanish brigantine then went in pursuit of the Baco, which also 

There is nothing left to be said concerning the conduct of the Teandro. 
The public has judged it and condemned it as cowardly and treacherous. If the 
IvCandro had done her duty, and boarded the enemy, according to the orders given 
to the Abeja and by her to the Baco, victory would have been ours. 

So far as can be learned, the discreditable action of the Leandro has never 
been satisfactorily explained. It may have been that Miranda, put to the choice 
between sacrificing his comrades without a struggle and exposing himself, and 
consequently his enterprise to great peril, deliberately chose the former as the 
less important evil, yet it is hard to believe that the man who had fought bravely 
in both the American and French revolutions would have shown this overcaptious 
spirit. It is known that Miranda and the Leandro's skipper. Captain Lewis, were 
on exceedingly bad terms, clashing repeatedly over their authority on the' ship, 
and the responsibility for the retreat from the fight may belong as much to Lewis 
as to his chief. 

The Spaniards, having captured the two little vessels, with sixty men, 
proceeded to treat their prisoners with their usual cruelty. They were all tried 
for piracy ; ten of them, who held commissions as officers from Miranda, were 
hanged at Puerto Cabello, and the rest were sentenced to the chain-gang. The 
men killed, in whose memory the monument has been raised, were Captain 
Thomas Billopp, Lieutenant Francis Farquharson, Lieutenant Charles Johnson, 
Lieutenant Miles L. Hall, Gustave A. Bergutt, John Ferris, James Gardner, 
Thomas Donohue, Paul T. George, and one other whose name is missing. The 
titles of the last six are not given, but they probably held positions similar to those 
of second lieutenants. 



The sentence was executed on July 21, on the front of the castle. Before 
it began, Miranda's proclamation and one of his tri- color flags were burned by the 
executioner. The hanging of the condemned men began at 6 o'clock in the 
morning, and was over shortly after noon. All the men died bravely, and most 
of them in silence. Bergutt turned as he was being led to the gallows and said : 
' ' Our cause will not be long in triumphing. This flag which is being burned to-day 
will float victoriously over this very site." The fulfilment of the promise came 
in the year 1821, when Bolivar won independence for the Colombian federation. 

After being hanged, the ten men were beheaded. As a warning against 
future attempts like theirs, six of the heads were sent to Caraccas, two to La 
Guayra and two set up on poles at Puerto Cabello. 

As for Miranda, after several subsequent attempts to create a republic in 
Venezuela, all of which were failures, he died in a Spanish prison at Cadiz. 

To return for a moment to the New York end of Miranda's expedition, it 
is not to be supposed that Colonel Smith and Mr. Ogden escaped being brought 
to trial for their connection with the affair. Although it is believed that several 
other persons helped to furnish the money with which it was organized, they were 
manifestly the leaders, and they were promptly arrested. The charge against 
them was that they had helped to furnish munitions of war and thus foster an 
attack upon the dominions of a ruler with whom the United States was friendly 
and at peace— "to wit. His Majesty the King of Spain." It was at the time of 
Jefferson's presidency, and when political feeling ran high between Democrats and 
Federalists, and the trial created great public interest. The President removed 
Colonel Smith from his ofiice of Surveyor of the Port of New York. This was 
regarded then as an extremely harsh measure, and at the trial the " tyranny " of 
it was put forth strongly by the defence. Popular sympathy was strongly with 
Smith and Ogden — it was only twenty-three years after the close of the Revolu- 
tion, and oppressed colonies were a powerful appeal — and the jury brought in a 
verdict of acquittal. The proceeding is of special interest, in that it was the first 
filibustering trial in this country.* 

Among those sentenced to imprisonment for ten years at Omoa was Lieut. 
John Moore, whose identity has not been discovered. It has been suggested that 
he was John Moore, son of James Moore and Elizabeth Hallett, the nephew of Abi. 
gail Moore, wife of Capt. Billopp. 

The following is an incomplete list of those who were sentenced to ten 

years' imprisonment at Omoa : 

John Edsell, New York ; Henry Ingersoll, Mass. ; John Hayes, N. Y. ; 
Peter Naulty, Ireland; Daniel M'Kay, Ireland; John M. Elliott, New York; 
John T. O. Sullivan, escaped. New York ; David Heckle, New York ; John 
Moore, Lieut., New York ; John H. Sherman, escaped. New York; Bennett B. 
Negus, Philadelphia ; Thomas Gill, New York ; Robert Saunders, New York ; 
Maj. Jeremiah Powell, released. New York. 

The first monument was erected at Maracay, then the capital of Miranda, 
and unveiled September, 1898. 

An eagle surmounts the obelisk, and under it is a radiant star signifying 
the immortal life of the dead. On the base is the following : 

Capt. Thomas Donohue, Philadelphia, Lieut. Thomas Billopp, New 
York, Privates James Gardner, New York, Gustavus Burgutt, Poland, 
Charles Johnson, New York, Paul T. George, Portugal, Daniel Kemper, New 
York, Miles L- Hall, New York, John Ferris, New York, Sergeant Francis 
Farquharson. Worthy officers of Gen. Francisco Miranda were these heroes who 
offered their blood and life with Spartan courage as a sacrifice to the Independence 

* The foregoing article was evidently compiled from "The History of Don Francisco De Miranda's Attempt 
to Effect a Revolution in South America." In a series of letters by a gentleman who was an officer under that 
General to his friend in the United States, to which are annexed sketches of the life of Miranda, and Geo- 
graphical Notices of Caraccas. Thoughts tending to ambition, they do plot, unlikely wonder. Shak. Third 
Edition. Boston. Published by Bdward Oliver, No. 70 State St., Boston. 1811. 


of Venezuela, the 21st day of July of 1806, in the City of Puerto Cabello. On the 
eastern and western bases are the coats of arms of Venezuela and the United 
States. On the southern base is "The Government of the State erected this 
monument in 1898." The monument is of granite 32 feet high with base 21 feet 

The second monument dedicated February 25, 1899, was erected at the ex- 
pense of the National Government of Venezuela, and cost about $50,000. It is 
an imposing and handsome structure in bronze, resting on a granite pedestal, and 
is sixty -five feet high. The front panel of the pedestal contains the coats of arms 
of the United States and Venezuela interwoven. On the rear there is a bronze 
crown of laurel, and on the east panel a bronze plate containing the names of the 
men in whose honor the monument was erected. The names on the tablet are 
Captains Thomas Donohue and Thomas Billopp, Lieutenants Gustavus A. Bergutt, 
Charles Johnson, Daniel Kemper, Miles I^. Hall, Paul T. George, James Gard- 
ner and John Ferris, and Second Lieutenant Francis Farquharson. 

Capt. Thomas Billopp' (Farmar) was the son of Col. Christopher Billopp* 
(Farmar), born 1732, died 1827, at St. Johns, New Brunswick, and Willis. 

He was a gentleman of character and property, and a member of the House 
of Assembly. He commanded a corps of lyOyalists, or of loyal militia, raised in 
the vicinity of New York City, and was actively employed in military duty. He 
was taken prisoner by the Whigs and confined in the jail at Burlington, New 
Jersey. Mr. Boudinot, the commissary of prisoners, in the warrant of commit- 
ment, directed that irons should be put on his hands and feet, that he should be 
chained to the floor of a close room, and that he should be fed on bread and water 
in retaliation for the cruel treatment of Leshier and Randal, two Whig officers 
who had fallen into the hands of the royal troops. In 1782 Colonel Billopp was 
Superintendent of Police of Staten Island, where he lived and where he had an 
estate. His property, which was large, was confiscated under the Act of New 
York. At the old Billopp House*, which he erected, L,ord Howe, as a commis- 
sioner of the mother-country, met Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge, a 
Committee of Congress, in the hope of adjusting difficulties, and of inducing the 
Colonies to return to their allegiance. During the war, Lord Howe, General 
Kniphausen, Colonel Simcoe, and other officers of rank in the royal service, were 
frequent guests of Colonel Billopp at this house. In 1783 he was one of the fifty- 
five petitioners for lands in Nova Scotia. He went to New Brunswick soon after, 
and for many years bore a prominent part in the administration of its affairs. He 
was a member of the House of Assembly and of the Council, and on the death of 
Governor Smythe, in 1823, he claimed the Presidency of the Government, and is- 
sued his proclamation accordingly, but the Honorable Ward Chipman was a com- 
petitor for the station, and was sworn into office. His two sons settled in the city 
of New York, and were merchants. They were partners, and in business at the 
time of the yellow fever (1798), the one married, the other single. The unmar- 
ried brother (John) said to the other : " It is unnecessary that both should stay 
here. You have a family and your life is of more consequence than mine, go into 
the country until the sickness subsides." The married brother, the husband of 
Abigail Moore, retired from the city accordingly, while the other remained and 
was a victim of the fever. The survivor, whose name was Thomas, failed in bus- 
iness some time after, joined the expedition of the celebrated Miranda, and was 
appointed a captain; he was taken prisoner by the Spaniards and executed.! 

Capt. Thomas Billopp' (Farmar) was the grandson of Thomas Billopp' 
(Farmar), born 1711, who married first Stelle, by whom he had no chil- 
dren, and second Sarah Leonard (S ), died about 1741, of New Jersey. The 

inscription on his tombstone is "Thomas Billopp, son of Thomas Farmar." 

He was the great-grandson of Anne Billopp^ who married Thomas Farmar. 
Her sister, Mary Billopp, married first, Rev. Mr. Brooke, who with Rev. Thor- 

» After careful research, I am convinced it was built in the year 1678 with the money obtained bv the sale of 
the property recorded in Penn. Archives, 2d Series, Vol. V, page 702. Charles F. Billopp. 
t American Loyalists, Sabine. 

The Historic Bir,r,opp House on Staten Island To Be Included in a New Park. 

[Copyrif^ht \iy IS'riu )'urk Tiibnne.'] 


oughgood Moore was lost at sea, 1707, and second, Rev. William Skinner, of 
Perth Amboy, N. J. 

Capt. Thomas Billopp^ was the great-grandson of Christopher Billopp',* 
captain Royal Navy, born about 1650, died 1726, was the grandson of Christopher 
Billopp, of the town of Beverly, in Yorkshire, and the son of Christopher Billopp, 
of London. The Christopher, of I^ondon, is mentioned in Pepy's Diary as an 
employee of Sir Christopher Wren. 

Christopher Billopp' was, in 1671, made lieutenant in the Navy and ap- 
pointed to the " Portsmouth," thence to the " Bristol," thence to the command 
of the "Prudent Mary" (1673), on 3d February, 1674, was made captain of the 
"Rainbow." In 1674 "Major," later Sir Edmond Andros, was appointed Gov- 
ernor of New York. He raised a company of 100 men to take with him, the first 
soldiers ever raised in England for service in America. Andros was commissioned 
captain, Billopp a lieutenant. On page 221, Volume 3, of " The Documents Rela- 
ting to the Colonial History of New York," is to be found a copy of his commission, 
dated July 2, 1674, and signed James, Duke of York. Soon after Billopp arrived in 
New York he received a patent for 1 1 65 acres for land on the west end of Staten 
Island, which was followed shortly by another patent for 2000 acres contiguous to 
the first, in all 3165 acres, which " plantation " was known as " Bently Manor." 

In 1677 Andros appointed Billopp to command on the Delaware, headquar- 
ters at New Castle. In about a year he had difl&culty with Andros, was recalled 
to New York, and "for talking against the Governor in a loud voice at the Cus- 
tom House" was requested to resign (1678). 

Billopp remained in America about a year and then was, on the 20th of July, 
1680, appointed to the command of the " Ossory," a ship of 90 guns, " and was 
promoted the May following to the ' Victory, ' a ' first-rate, ' and on the death of 
Sir J. Ashby in the following month, Capt. Billopp was removed to the ' lyondon,' 
the largest ship at that time in the English Navy." By his will dated April 25, 
1724, he left a fine estate and perpetuated the Billopp name. He had no sons, his 
only children being two daughters, Mary and Anne. Anne married Thomas 
Farmar and had twelve children. In Capt. Billopp' s will " The Manor of Bently " 
was left to his daughter Mary during her life only, and at her death to her heirs 
male according to premogeniture, but should she die without such heirs, the 
property should be inherited by Christopher Farmar, the second son of his daugh- 
ter Anne, and to his heirs male ; failing such issue it was to descend in regular 
order to his brother in succession with like restrictions. They are all mentioned 
except the eldest, "Jasper," and the youngest, "John;" the latter was probably 
born after the will was drawn. Jasper was left the sum of ^20. Should there 
be no heir among the Farmars, the property was to go to his ' ' right " heirs, male, 
of the name of Billopp, ' ' which name was to be assumed by such one of the Far- 
mars as might become his heir. The property, according to the terms of the will, 
went to the Farmars, Christopher being dead. Thomas, the third son, inherited 
and took the name of his maternal grandfather. 

The Farmar family is much older, as far as documentary evidence goes, 
and much more distinguished than the Billopp. Thomas Farmar and his wife 
Emmotte, the widow of Henry Wenman and the daughter of Mr. Hervey, of 
Herefordshire, are the first of the name of whom we now have any documentary 
evidence. The will of the said Thomas is dated September 9, 1485. 

Sir John Farmor was knighted in 1553, his son Sir Ewingwas knighted in 
1586, his son Sir Hatton Furmor knighted in 1603. Sir Hatton's son. Sir George, 
created Bart, 1641, and his son created Baron Leomenster in 1692. In the year 
1 72 1 the then Baron lycomenster was created Earl of Pomfret and Pontepact. The 
title became extinct in 1867. Our line is from Robert Farmar, third son of Sir 
George and brother of Sir Hatton, who went to Ireland with Queen EUzabeth's 

* Capt. Christopher BiUoppi, R. N., tn. Miss Farmar(?), d. 1727, will dated April 25, 1724 ; they had Mary2 and 
Anne2. Mary2, m. 1. Rev, Mr. Brooke, lost at sea, 1707; 2. Rev. Wm. Skinner, Rector of St. Peter's, Perth Amboy; 
she died about 1725, without children. Anne^, m. Thomas Farmar and had twelve children, among whom were 
Jasper^, R. N., *. 1707, Christopher^, d. young, Thomas', h. 1711, m. i. Miss Stelle, no children ; 2. Sarah I,eonard 

(S ), New Jersey, rf, abouti74l. Thomas", b. \Tii. had seven children, the eldest, Col. Christopher Billopp*, b. 

1732, d. 1825, m. 1. Miss Willis and had Capt. Thomas, m, Abigail Moore, John, d. 1798, Elizabeth, m. Mr. Robinson, 
of New Brunswick, N. S., Sarah, m. Harry Seaman, of N. Y., Catharine; 2. Jane Seaman, d. 1802, of Staten Island, 
and had Kitty, m. John Black, of Halifax, Jane, d. 1836, m. Hon. Wm. Black, of St. Johns, N. B., Louisa, m. John 
Wallace, Mary, m. Arch-Deacon Willis, of St. Johns, N. B., Anne. 


army in which he was an officer of rank. For his services he received several large 
estates in the counties of Cork and Tipperary. He was killed in battle, leaving a 
son, Robert Fermour. This second Robert Farmour's second son, was Jaspar Far- 
mar, who married the eldest daughter of Anthony Gamble, of County Cork, and re- 
sided at Garron- Kenny Fange in that county. Jasper's eldest son was Major Jasper 
Farmar. When Oliver Cromwell carried his war into Ireland, among the Royalists 
opposed to him was the Farmar family, and few of the friends of the unfortunate 
King, Charles ist, suffered more in their estates than did Jasper Farmar and his 
sons. The}' were deprived of their lands and with what property they were able 
to carry with them were eventually compelled to take refuge in England where 
they remained until after the restoration, when they received some compensation 
for their losses. That the family was not in a state of utter poverty may be de- 
duced from the following, taken from i\i& Pennsylvania Magazme of History, 'Woluras. 
8, page 336, where we find the account of the arrival of the family in Philadelphia. 
" The ' Bristol Merchant,' John Stephens commander, arrived here the loth of gth 
month, 1685." The passengers named are as follows, viz., "Jasper Farmar, Senior, 
his family ; Mary Farmar, widdow, Edward Farmar, Edward Batsford, Sarah 
Farmar, John Farmar, Katharine Farmar, Jasper Farmar, Junior's family ; 
Thomas Farmar, Katharine Farmar, widdow ; Elizabeth Farmar, Katharine Far- 
mar, Junior." The family brought with them twenty servants; theirnames are re- 
corded in the same article, page 337. Some of these servants were the progenitors 
of some of the most prominent people in Pennsylvania. Both the Jaspers died 
on the voyage, which accounts for Mary and Katharine both being represented as 
widows. The will of Jasper, Sr. , is dated " 7 mo. 25, 1685," and was proved 
" 2d of nth mo,, 1685." Eettersof administration to the estate of Jasper, Jr., 
were issued 19th nth mo., 1685. From the same fertile source of information I 
find the following {Pennsylvania Magazine of History, Volume 4, page 354): 
' ' Mary Farmar, widow of Joseph Farmar, * * * settled on a tract of five 
thousand acres of land purchased from William Penn, embracing all of Farmar's 
or Whitemarsh Township, Philadelphia County, south of Skippack Road." 

Thomas Farmar, son of Jasper and Katharine Farmar, who could have 
been but a mere boy when he arrived in Philadelphia, is frequently mentioned in 
letters from Penn to his agents. In 1701 Penn appointed him Sheriff of Philadel- 
phia (idem. Volume 3, page 211). The following year he resigned that office 
to return to England, probably to marry Anne Billopp. Anyhow the eldest son, 
Jasper, was born 1707. 

A certain Thomas Farmar lies buried in the chapel of Ummerton Church 
in Oxfordshire, where the tombs of others of his family are also found. This 
Thomas died in 1580, and his executors erected a raised monument of white mar- 
ble, whereon lies his efiigy in armor and the effigy of his wife, and around the 
verge is the following Eatin inscription : " Thoma: Farmar, armigero, viro animi 
magnitudine contra Hartes beneficentia erga Doctos admirabili-Domino hujus 
territorii benignissimo & Novae scholae Fundatori optimo in perpetuam sui 
su£eg conjugis Brigittae pseminal lectissimse memoriam, ex Testamento executores 
sui hoc monumentum flentes erexerunt-Obiit vero Anno Domini Millesimo quin- 
gentisimo Octogesimo die Augusti Octavo. 

'' Arms : Argent a fess, sable, between three lions heads, erased, gules. 

" Crest : Out of a Ducal coronet or, a cock's head issuing, gules, crested 
and wattled, or. 

"Motto: ' Hora e sempre.' "* 

Abigail Moore' and Capt. Thomas "Billopp had 

965. 11 Mary Lawrence Bii.i.oppo, A.July 11, 
1793. Newtown, L,. I., m. George 
Carr Grundy ; she d. March 12, 1837, 
aet. 43 years and two months, Balti- 
more, Md. [971] 

966. IIFrances Bii,i,opp«, b. February 20, 
1795, Newtown, L. I., m. October i. 

1812, Rev. William Edward Wyatt, 
D.D. (James, m. Mary Winslow), 
Manchester, Nova Scotia, b. July 9, 
1789, d. June 24, 1864, Baltimore, 
Md.; shea?. November 9, 1863, Balti- 
more, Md. [975] 

* Charles F. Billopp, No. 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, D. C. 



967. Christopher Bii,i,opp«, *. March 18, 

1798, Newtown, L. I., d. February 
26, 1820, Newtown, L. I. 

968. Elizabsth Farmar Bii<i,opp«, *. June 

9, 1800, No. 17 Pearl Street, N. Y., </. 
September 21, 1805, Newtown, L. I. 

969. John Moorb Biilopp*, b. November 

16, i8o2. No. 80 Broadway, N. Y., 
d. November 6, 1835, Mobile, Ala. 

970. II Rev. Thomas Farmar Bh.x.opp", b. 
May 22, 1805, N0.80 Broadway, N. Y., 
m. Catharine Risteau Carnan (Capt. 
Christopher), b. 1809, d. April 21, 
1892, of Baltimore, Md. ; he d. Sep- 
tember 6, 1876, Prince George's 
County, Md. [1054] 

965. Mary Lawrence Billopp" (Abigail Moore', m. Capt. Thomas Bil- 
lopp, John*, m. Hannah Whitehead, Benjamin', Captain Samuel', Rev. John') 
and George Carr Grundy had 

971. Gborge Carr Grundy', b. April 27, 

1825, d. . 

972. Thomas Bmopp Grundy', b. Decem- 

ber 13, 1826, m. Clara Haxall, Rich- 
mond, Va. ; he c?. . 

973. Byrom Grundy', b. December22, 1828, 

unmarried, d. April i, 1880. 

974. Frances WyaTT Grundy', b. March 

3, 1830, unmarried, d. August 25, 

966. Frances BilloppH-A-bigail Moore^ m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, 
m. Hannah Whitehead, Benjamin^ Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and "R^eV. 
William Edward Wyatt, S. T. ©. (James, m. Mary Winslow). 

Rev. William Edward Wyatt, S.T.D., graduated from Columbia College in 
the class of 1809 and received his A.M. in 1816, was ordained deacon 1810, priest 
1813, filled the vacancy at Newtown caused by the death of Mr. Clarke in 181 2, and 
wascalled to the rectorship of St. Paul's, Baltimore, Md., in 1827. He was the son 
of James Wyatt, born in Bristol, England, in 1750, and Mary Winslow, daughter 
of Rev. Edward Winslow, rector of St. George's Church, New York, who died 
in the chancel of the Church and was there buried. Mary Winslow was a di- 
rect descendant of Mary Chilton, who came over in the Mayflower, 1620, and 
married John Winslow, brother of Gov. Edward Winslow, who came over in the 
Fortune, 1621. 

Frances Billopp^ and 2<.ef. 
S.T.D.. had 

975. II William Edward Wyatt', i^. Novem- 
ber 21, 1816, m. November, 1843, 
Margaret Elizabeth Noel ; he d. 
March 16, 1866. [986] 

William Edward Wyatt, 

976. ||Rev. Thomas James Wyatt', b. Oc- 

tober 21, 1818, m. April 1844, I. 
Maria L,ouise Fischer, d. July 3, 
1847; November 23, 1858, 2. Sophie 
Louise Hollingsworth, d. November 
I, 1864; December, 1868, 3. Mary I,. 
Jones ; he d. March 13, 1895. [987] 

977. IIFannyWyaTT', (5. September 28, 1820, 

m. February 9, 1847, George Somer- 
villeNorris, b. January 28, 1817. 

978. Mary Augusta Wyatt', b. November 

23, 1821, d. August 22, 1829. 

979. Katharine Isabella Wyatt', b. 

September 3, 1823, unmarried, d. 
January 16, 1889. 

980. Charles Handfield Wyatt', b. 

January 18, 1829, fif. January 13, 1834. 

981. ||Rev. Christopher Billopp Wyatt', 
b. February ii, 1825, m. February 
15, 1848, Mary Angelica Croghan 
(George, m. Serena E. Livingston); 
he a?. Nov. 8, 1879. [1023] 

982. IIEdward Winslow Wyatt', b. Feb- 

ruary IS, 1827, m. April 18, 1861, 
Rosella R. McAllister^ (G. Washing- 
ton*, Archibald', Richard", Archi- 
bald^), b. July 23, 1831 ; he d. August 
8, 1866. [1041] 

983. John Henry Wyatt', b. April 14, 

1831, unmarried, d. December 12, 

984. IIMary Augusta Wyatt', b. January 

II, 1833, m. June 14, 1855, Daniel 
Sprigg Hall, d. June 10, 1872 ; she 
d. . [1043] 

985. II Charles Handfield Wyatt', b. 

March 12, 1836, m. OctoberS, 1862, i. 
Eliza Kneeland, granddaughter of 
Prof. John McVickar, b. July 31, 
1840, d. July 4, 1869; April 17, 1882, 
2. Marion C. Beacham, d. December 
23, 1884; Baltimore, Md. 

[812], [1048] 



975. William Edward Wyatt' and Margaret Elizabeth Noel had 

986. Jambs Bosley Noei, Wyatt", d. May 
3, 1847. 

976. Rev. Thomas James Wyatt' (Frances Billopp^ m. Rev. William 
E. Wyatt, S. T. D., Abigail Moore', m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, Benjamin', 
Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Maria Louise Fischer and Sophie 
Louise Hollingstaorth and Marp L.Jones had 

987. IIWnwAM Edward WyaTT^, d. Decem- 

ber 21, 1858, m. Fanny Rich ; Colum- 
bia College, 1876. [991] 

988. IISoPHiE Louise Hoi,i,ingsworth 

Wyatt*, d. December 6, 1861, m. 
July 8, 1891, Rosewell Graves. [992] 

989. Thomas Wyatt^. 

990. Mary L. Wyatt*. 

987. William Edward Wyatt" and Fannp Rich had 

991. Arthur Rich WyaTT^, b. November 

988. Sophie Louise Hollingsw^orth Wyatt' and H^osetaell 
Graves had 

992. Sophia Anna Graves'*, l>. March 9, 


993. EvEi<YN Wyatt Graves^, b. Decem- 

ber 13, 1895. 


RosEWEti, Ei,izabeth Graves', b. 
October 13, 1897. 

977. Fanny Wyatt' (Frances Billopp^ m. Rev. William E. Wyatt, S.T.D., 
Abigail Moore', m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and George SomerVille Norris had 

looi. IIRichard Horton Norris', b. Feb- 
ruary 5, 1858, m. November 8, 1893, 
Margery Watson AUis. [1016] 

1002. Mary Gordon Norris", b. June 20, 
1859, m. November 23, 1886, i. Rich- 
ard Norris; May 4, 1898, 2. Nathan 
Ryno Gorter, M.D.; no children. 

1003. II George Somerville NoRRIS^ b. 
November 2, 1861, m. Gertrude 
Couthoni. [1019] 

1004. II HENRY Franki,in Norris", b. Octo- 
ber 15, 1863, m. Edith Rockwood. 


1005. Jessie Somervii<i,b norris", b. Feb- 
ruary 24, i865, m. November 29, 
1893, Edwin S. Lewis ; no children. 






IIWiLWAM Wyatt Norris", J.January 
26, 1850, m. Mary Ridgely Gaither; 
he d. June 30, 1880. [1006] 

George Somervii,i,e Norris", Jr., b. 

June 20, 1851, d. January 22, 1855. 
II Fanny Wyatt Norris", b. July 11, 
1852, m. February 8, 1891, George 
Howard Elder. [1007] 
Susan Voss Norris", b. November 23, 

IISophia Howard Norris", J.January 
21, 1855, m. October i, 1885, John 
Paul Baker. [1009] 
. IIKatharine IsabeivLa Norris", b. 
February 12, 1856, m. March 27, 
1883, Christopher AUeyn Wyatt. 

995. William Wyatt Norris' and Mary Ridgely Gaither had 

1006. Hannah Gaither Norris', b. Jan- 
uary 16, 1880. 


997. Fannie Wyatt Norris' and George Howard Elder had 

1007. George Howard Ei<dkr', Jr., b. I 1008. Francis Wyatt Ei,dbr', b. Decem- 
December 6, 1891. | ber 19, 1893. 

999. Sophia Howard Norris' and John Paul Baker had 

1009. John Paul Bakbr", Jr., b. May 27, 

loio. BESSIB Kai,SO Baker*, b. Septem- 
ber 9, 1891. 

loii. SoMBRvii,i,E NoRRis Baker', b. 
December 2, 1892. 

1012. Sophia Howard Baker', b. Novem- 
ber 6, 1894. 

1013. Eva Graee Baker', b. October 26, 

1000. Katharine Isabella Norris" and Christopher Alleyn 

Wyati had 

1014. Christopher Ai:,i,BYN Wyatt', Jr., I 1015. Katharine Isabei,i.a Wyatt', b. 

b. May 17, 1884. | May 8, 1885. 

1001. R-ichard Horton Norris' and Margery Watson jillis'^a.6. 

1016. Richard Horton Norris', Jr., 5. 1018. Margaret Ai<lis Norris', b. May 

November 6, 1894. 2, iS 

1017. Wii,i,iAM Ai,i,is Norris', b. Decem- 

ber II, 1896. 

1003. George Somerville Norris* and Gertrude Couthoni had 

1019. Joseph Couthoni Norris'. I 1021. Jessie Norris'. 

1020. Fanny Wyatt Norris'. I 

1004. Henry FranRlin Norris' and Edith 'R.ockWood had 

1022. Whitton Evans Norris'. 

981. Rev. Christopher Billopp Wyatt' (Frances Billopp^ m. Rev. 
William Edward Wyatt, S.T.D., Abigail Moore^ m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, 
Benjamin', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) and Mary Angelica Croghan. 

Rev. Christopher Billopp Wyatt* was rector of St. Peter's Church, West- 
chester, N. Y., from 1871 to 1879. 

Rev. Christopher Billopp Wyatt' and Mary Angelica 
Croghan had 

1023. II Frances Billopp WyaTT^ b. Au- 

gust 6, 1850, m. Henry F. Allen. 


1024. II William E. Wyatt", b. January 1, 

1855, m. Jane Kirby. [1033] 

1025. II Christopher A. Wyatt*, b. Decem- 

ber 25, 1857, m. Katharine I. Norris. 

1026. II Mary lyiviNGSTON Wyatt', b. May 

I, i860, m. Henry G. Newhall. 


1027. St. George Croghan Wyatt*, d. in 


1028. Serena Wyatt*, d. in infancy. 

1023. Frances Billopp Wyatt' and Henry F. Jillen had 

1029. Wyatt h. Allen', b. April 3, 1874. 

1030. Harriet DbW. AllEn', *. Septem- 

ber 20, 1875. 

1031. Frances B. Allen', b. March 13, 


1032. Lucius A. Allen', b. August, 1885. 

* Centennial History of the Diocese of New York. 


1024. William E. Wyatt' and Jane Kirby had 

1033. Christopher B. WyaTT', b. March 

19, 1882. 

1034. CoRNBWA WyaTT*, b. February 13, 


1035. Merritt T. WyaTT', b. November 9, 

1025. Christopher A. Wyatf and Katharine I. N orris had 

1036. C. Ai,i,BYN WyaTT', b. 1884. I 1037. Katharine I. WyaTT^, *. 1885. 

1026. Mary Livingston Wyatf and Henry G. NeWhall had 

1038. Alice Newhah', b. May, 1886. 

1039. Donai,d Nbwhai<l^, b. February, 


1040. Ivii.A Newhali,', b. October, 1892. 

982. Erdward Winslow Wyatt' (Frances Billopp^ m. Rev. William 
Edward Wyatt, S.T.D., Abigail Moore', m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, Ben- 
jamin', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Rosella R. Mcjillister' (George 
Washington', Archibald', Richard', Archibald'). 

Rosella R. McAllister^ was the daughter of George Washington McAllister*, 
who was born in Lancaster County, Pa., was student at Princeton College, went 
to Georgia and bought a plantation called ' ' Stratley Hall, ' ' and Joannah Clemen- 
tina Black, the granddaughter of Archibald' and Elizabeth Carson, the great- 
granddaughter of Richard'' and Mary Dill, the great-great-granddaughter of Archi- 
bald' and Jean McClure. 

Edward Winslow Wyatt' and 3<.o5e//a R. McAllister had 

1041. Rosa McAi^lister Wyatt^, b. 
March 14, 1863, Savannah, Ga., 
unmarried, d. December 4, 1897, 
Paris, France. 

1042. Edward Winslow Wyatt*, b. De- 
cember 19, 1864, Savannah, Ga. 

984. Mary Augusta Wyatt' (Frances Billopp', m. Rev. William Edward 
Wyatt, S.T.D., Abigail Moore', m. Capt. Thomas Billopp', John*, Benjamin', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Daniel Sprigg Hall had 

1043. IIWiLWAM Edward Wyatt Hall', i^. 

February 21, 1856, m. October 2, 
1884, Ellen Winslow Marston ; he 
d. . [1047] 

1044. Anna Hall', b. November 21, 1859, d. 

November 6, 1861. 

1045. Francis Billopp Hall', b. Decem- 

ber 37, 1863. 

1046. Daniel Sprigg Hall', b. May 21, 


1043. William Edward Wyatt Hall' and Ellen WinsloW Mars- 
ton had 

1047. FrancisWinSlowHall',*. Novem- 
ber 21, 1885. 

985. Charles Handfield Wyatt'* (Frances Billopp', m. Rev William 
Edward W yatt, S.T.D., Abigail Moore', m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John', Ben- 

• Mr. Wyatt furnished the records of the Maryland family. 



jamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eliza Kneelattd and Marion C. 
"Beacham bad 

1048. IILiSA Wyatt^, b. March 24, 1864, m. 

November 27, 1897, George Pea- 
body Tiifany. [1053] 

1049. Chari,bs Handfibid Wyatt*, Jr., 

b. October 11, 1865. 

1050. John McVickar Wyatt*, b. July 9, 
1867, unmarried, d. January i, 1891. 
Francbs Wyatt*, b. June i, 1869. 


Marion Bkacham Wyatt*, b. No- 
vember II, 1884. 


1048. Lisa Wyatf and George Veabody Tiffany had 

1053. George Peabody Tiffany', Jr., b. 
August 22, 1898. 

970. R-ev. Thomas Farmar Billopp° (Abigail Moore', m. Capt. 
Thomas Billopp, John*, m. Hannah Whitehead, Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Catharine H^isteau Carnan (Capt. Christopher). 

Rev. Thomas Farmar Billopp" was a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal 

Rev. Thomas Farmar Billopp" and Catharine 'R.isteau 
Carnan had 





Wll,i,iAM E. WyaTT Bii<i,Opp', un- 
married, d. December?, 1864; Lieut. 
Col. 29th Georgia Regiment Confed- 
erate States ; killed in command of 
his regiment at the battle of Frank- 

Christopher Billopp', b. November 
4, 1836 ; civil engineer. 

Thomas Farmar Billopp', b. May 
4, 1838, m. Anna HoUiday ; he d. 
July 20, 1891 ; no children ; civil 
IIRobert North Carnan Billopp', b. 
February 27, 1840, m. October 10, 
1875, Virginia Magruder. [1063] 

1058. Francis Wyatt Billopp', b. April 

17, 1842, rf. July 29, 1858. 

1059. John Moore Billopp', b. June 2, 


1060. II Charles Farmar Billopp', b. March 

II, 1846, m. 1874, Mary E. Brooke, 
b. May i, 1846. [1064] 
IIKatharine Carnan Billopp', b. 
January 28, 1848, m. 1874, William 
Berry, b. June 10, 1846. [1068] 
Mary Elinor Billopp', b. February 
14, 1850, m. April, 1875, George W. 
Brooke ; she d. February 20, 1876. 



1057. Robert North Carnan Billoppland Virginia Magruder 


1063. Archibald Magruder Billopp*, b. 
August 24, 1876. 

1060. Charles Farniar Billopp' (Rev. Thomas Farmar Billopp', m. 
Catharine Risteau Carnan, Abigail Moore^ m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, Ben- 
jamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary B. 'Broo'k.e had 

1066. Eliza Van Dyke Billopp*, b. May 

',;,; L:> ■■ III 1880. iiai ^oiS^^Si*^ 

Katharine Risteau Billopp*, b. 

1064. Elinor Brooke Billopp*, b. January 

3, 1876- 

1065. Katharine Carnan Billopp*, *. 

August 17, 1877, d. May 8, 1878. 


March 18, 1886. 

1061. Katharine Carnan Billopp' (Rev. Thomas Farmar Billopp', 

m. Catharine Risteau Carnan, Abigail Moore^ m. Capt. Thomas Billopp, John*, 

Benjamin', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William "Berry had 

1068. William Berry*, b. January 4, 
1876, d. March 22, 1876. 


39. Nathaniel Moore' (Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^ and Joanna Prud= 

den' (Rev. John', m. , Rev. Peter\ m. Joanna Boyse (Rev. John, m. 

Joanna ) ) . 

If a plan for the scattering of their sons had been deliberately formed by 
the early settlers, no better one could have been found than that employed in the 
settlement of the land on I^ong Island by the English. A company was formed 
which secured a patent and bought a tract of land. Each member was granted a 
lot upon which to build a house in addition to twenty or forty acres for tillage for 
his household wants. The remainder of the land was held in common for pastur- 
age and fuel. The right to the use of this common was proportioned to the orig- 
inal cash paid in. The only way for a son to obtain a lot was to inherit it or buy 
it from a neighbor. With the large families neither was possible. This arrange- 
ment checked the home growth, and when New Jersey lands were offered for sale 
there was a rush froml^ong Island. The lands of New Jersey were desirable and 
cheap and the taxes were low, on which account the younger sons of Long Island 
settlers were attracted. Several of the grandsons of Rev. John Moore' settled in 
New Jersey, one, John Moore^ as early as 1695. In 1708, at the age of twenty, 
Nathaniel Moore' came to Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County. As these 
young men of Long Island started out to found a new state, it will not be amiss to 
give a rapid history of the territory they were to develop. March 12, 1664, 
Charles II, King of Great Britain, by royal charter*, made a grant of territory in 
America to his brother James, Duke of York. June 23, 1664, James conveyed! 
to John, Lord Berkley, and Sir George Carteret the portion which then for the 
first time was named New Caeserea or New Jersey, and which corresponds to the 
state of that name. March 18, 1673 John, Lord Berkley, sold what afterward 
became West Jersey to the Quaker, John Fenwicke, trustee for the Quaker, Ed- 
ward Billinge and others. February 9, 1674, John Fenwicke and Edward Bil- 
linge sold to William Penn, Gawen Lawry, Nicholas Lucas, the half of New Jer- 
sey. July I, 1676, New Jersey was divided into East Jersey and West Jersey, 
Sir George Carteret getting East Jersey and William Penn, Gawen Lawry, Nich- 
olas Lucas and Edward Billinge, West Jersey. This deed settled the line between 
the two parts of New Jersey. West Jersey was divided into one hundred parts 
and distributed among the proprietors, the portion called "the 30,000 acres," 
above the Falls of the Delaware (Trenton), becoming the property of Thomas 
Sadler and Edward Billinge. October 20, 1685, Dr. Daniel Coxe, of London, 
bought of Thomas Sadler and Edward Billinge the 30,000-acre tract which was 
the original township of Hopewell. March 30, 1688, J Dr. Daniel Coxe, through 
his agent, Adlord Bowde, bought the land from the Indians. March 4, 1691, Dr. 
Coxe, who owned twenty-two shares, conveyed the territory and government to 
the West Jersey Society. In 1707, Daniel Leeds§ made a resurvey of the Hope- 
well tract for Col. Coxe. January 21, 1709-10, by act of Provincial Assembly, 
Burlington County included Maidenhead, Hopewell and Amwell. March 15, 
171 3-14, Hunterdon County was set off, making the Assunpink the southern 
boundary. " Old Hunterdon " included then the townships of Trenton, Ewing, 
Lawrence and Hopewell in Mercer County, and Morris, Sussex, Warren and Hun- 
terdon Counties. March 2, 1719-20, Hopewell Township was diminished on the 
south side by order of the Court. 

* Appendix, XX. 

I N. J. Archives, ist Series, I, 

X Appendix, XXXVIII. 

g Appendix, XXXIX. 


Marcli 2nd, 1719-20. Ordered by the Court that the bounds of Trenton be entered 
upon the record as followeth, ordered accordingly. 

Beginning at the landing on Delaware River in Nottingham, running up sd river to the 
mouth of Jacob's Creek, thence along said creek to a run called Jacob's run, thence up s<3 run 
to Thatcher's swamp, along a run that runs into Shabbakunk including Ralph Hart's planta- 
tion to the line that divides Hopewell from Maidenhead. Thence along s<l line until it comes 
to the s<J line of Mr. Trents and Thos Lamberts land, thence along sd line between Mr. Trents 
and Thomas Lamberts to Delaware River and so along sd river to the first mentioned station. 

On the i2th day of July, 1697, Thomas Revell, agent of the West Jersey 
Society, sold to Johannes I^awrenson, of Maidenhead, 1050 acres of land.* On 
May 14, lyoo.t Johannes I,awrenson conveyed his right to " Richbell Mott, of 
Hamstend bounds, upon the Island of Nassau in the Province of New York." 

Nathaniel Moore's first appearance on record is on November 11, 1708, 
when Mott sold out to John Cornwall, John Mott, Nathaniel Moore and Thomas 
Reed. The land actually amounted to thirteen hundred acres. The village of 
Pennington was built on this section of land, measuring about one mile and three- 
eighths from north to south and from east to west, embracing about two square 
miles. In honor of Queen Anne it was called Queenstown. As early as 1747 
it began to be called Pennington. The names Cornwall, Mott, Moore and Reed 
still exist in this part of New Jersey. Nathaniel Moore's mother's name was 
Reed and it is surmised that Thomas ReedJ was related to Nathaniel Moore. As 
far as the records show, there was nothing to disturb the serenity of these early 
settlers of New Jersey. 

The next record discovered of Nathaniel Moore shows that in 1715 he was 
Lieutenant in the third company of New Jersey troops, the roster being at Albany 
N. Y.§ 

In an old account book kept by John Johnson, of Maidenhead, New Jersey, 
in 1722, the name of Nathaniel Moore appears. A copy of this book is in the 
possession of the New Jersey Historical Society. 

As late as 1722, the list** of taxables shows 138 men subject to taxation in 
Hopewell, N. J., 16 of whom were single. There were 11 slaves, 785 cattle and 
horses and 480 sheep. Nathaniel Moore was taxed for 16 cattle and horses, 25 
sheep, and 300 acres of land ; he was on the list of married men. 

In 1725 Nathaniel Moore was made a Justice, as is shown by the following, 
the original parchment being still in a good state of preservation in the Court 
House at Flemington, N. J.: 

GEORGE by the grace of God of great Britain, France, and Ireland KING defender of 
the Faith ; To our well beloved and faithful Daniel Coxe, Thomas Leonard, and James Trent, 
Esquires, KNOWYE that we have assigned, constituted and appointed and by these presents 
do assign, constitute and appoint you the said Daniel Coxe, Thomas Leonard and James Trent 
to be Judges or any one of you to be Judge of our County Court for holding of pleas for our 
County of Hunterdon in our Province of New Jersey in America, with authority to use and ex- 
ercise all powers and jurisdictions belonging to said Court ; and you the said Daniel Coxe, 
Thomas Leonard and James Trent, assisted with Joseph Stout, Jacob Doughty, Jasper Smith, 
John Budd, Isaac Herring, Nathaniel Moore, John Daggworthy, and Joshua Anderson, Justices 
of the Peace in our said County or any two of them to hear, try & determine all causes and 
matters Civil, by Law cognizable in the said Court and to award execution thereon accordingly. 
IN TESTIMONY whereof we have caused the great seal of our said Province of New Jersey to 
be hereunto afSxed. Witness our trusty and well beloved WILLIAM BURNETT, Esq. , our 
Captain General and Governor in chief of our Provinces of New Jersey, New York, and terri- 
tories thereon depending in America and Vice- Admiral of the same, etc., at Fort George in New 
York, this twentieth day of September, in the Twelfth year of our reign, zt.; and in the year of 
our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Twenty Five. 

* Appendix, XI^. 
t Appendix, XI/I. 

X Thomas Reed may have been a son of either John Reed or Joseph Reed, sons of Elizabeth Reed (widow), 
who married John Burroughs ; Elizabeth was the mother of Mary Reed, the wife of Capt. Samuel Moore^. 
g New York and New Jersey were combined under one government from 1702 to 1738. 
•* First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell at Pennington, N. J., 13, Dr. George Hale. 


The next record is of " March ye 9th, 1725H5, agreed upon by themajority 
of the town to hold their town-meetings insuing at the new meeting house by John 
Smiths." This John Smith was a merchant in the village, and owned the lands 
adjoining the church lot east and south. There is a tradition that before a church 
was built, there was stated preaching in the schoolhouse which stood on the ground 
that is now the south part of the Pennington graveyard, known from time im- 
memorial as the schoolhouse lot."^ This lot was conveyed by John Smith, for ten 
pounds, to Nathaniel Moore, William Cornwell, John Everitt, Ralph Hunt, Jona- 
than Furman, Reuben Armitage, and Stephen Baldwin. 

In 1731 it appears that the title to the land was imperfect, and the follow- 
ing document ushered in the great land suit which engaged the attention of the 
people and the Courts for several years : 

Whereas the subscribers whose names are hereunto afl6bced having purchased several 
considerable Tracts of land of one Xhomas Revell an Agent of ye honourable Societie of West 
Jersey (and other the residentors therein) being part of the tract known by ye name of ye 
Thirty Thousand above ye falls of Delaware Ivying in ye Township of Hopewell, county of 
Hunterdon and Western Division of New Jersey and of him received such conveyance as by 
virtue of the Commission of Agency in the behalf of ye Honourable Society are Deemed and 
esteemed in law Effectual till a more fezable title can be made appear and whereas there is now 
claim laid to our severall Tracts aforesaid by Colonel Cox under a pretence of being Chief Pro- 
prieter thereof whose right to us has not been made appear, Therefore not thinking ourselves 
not ye least obligated to surrender up our respective lands to the use of said Cox till more 
legall proprietorship can be made apparently by him appear we think it requesit on such a claim 
to stand a Tryal as ye law Tantely shall Direct. 

In order to which proceeding ye sd Cox by his attory has Ejected several of us from our 
prmises obliging us to an Issue and we subscribers thinking it a hardship to carry on this Suit 
by one prticular person wherein so many is concerned we draw this instrument obliging each of 
us the subscribers our heirs Executors and administrators to ye each other in ye penal sum of 
fif Ten pounds currt money of this province to be paid by the defauter if he stand not to and 
abide by evry of ye clauses abovesaid and well and truly perform this Covenant, That is to say 
Each of the Subscribers oblige themselves to each other in the penalty exprest equivalent to 
the land ye possess (he possesses) to emburse so much money towards ye carrying of this suit 
as the whole complement shall be found sufficient to defray the contingent charge of Trying 
this Title. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set the hand this twenty Second of Aprill 
annogre Dominy 1731. 

Isaac Herrin, David Daroe, 

Nathaniel Moore, Jno. Field, 

Joseph Stout, John Fidler, 

Thomas Winder, Bartholom. Anderson, 

Thomas Houghton, Thomas Reed, 

John Parke, Jno. Blew, 

Tho. Curtis, George Woolsey, 

John Hixon, Jonathan Stout, 

Jno. Parke Junr, Joseph Price, 

lij^ ^^ , . , William Cornell, 

mirk "' Richard Smith, 

Hen"y Oxley, James Melvin 

Ralph Hunt, Joseph Houghton, 

William Crickfeld, 5? Pjl^^l ,\ . 

John Titus, Elnathan Baldwin, 

Roger Parke, Junr, Daniel Gano, 

Benj. Drake, J°^^- ^^^^^, 

Robert Blackwell, f''^""^ ^^^°' 

Jonathan Furman, J°^" Houghton, 

John Hunt, J°li" Merrill, 

John Everitt, R°§'='' ^^'''^e, 

his Andrew Parke, 

Thos. — Evans, Jacob Knowles, 

mark Nehemiah Bonham, 

Thos. Smith, Benj. Merell, 

Ephraim Titus, Andrew Mershon. 

John I Reed, 


* Appendix, XI,II. 


Col. Coxe gained the suit, but many of the settlers remained on the land 
upon which they originally settled, having been compelled to pay for it the second 
time, as indicated by the following notice : 

Notice is hereby given, to all Persons settled on any Part of those two Tracts of Land 
commonly known by the Name of the 30,000 and 15,000 Acres, scituate in Hopewell and Mai- 
denhead in Hunterdon County, who have not purchased or leased of Daniel Coxe deceased, in 
his Life time, that they come and agree for the Lands whereof they are in Possession with 
Samuel Bustill of Burlington, or John Coxe of Trenton, two of the executors of the last Will of 
the said Daniel Coxe, who are empowered to sell the said Lands ; or that they quit their re- 
spective Possessions, or yield up the same to the Executors by the Tenth Day of November 
next, or they will be proceeded against according to Law.* 

In 1 73 1 the following subscription shows who were the prominent people 
in Hopewell : 

We hereunto subscribed inhabitants of Hopewell, in the county of Hunterdon, in the 
province of West Jersey, do promise and oblige ourselves, our executors and administrators, to 
pay or cause to be paid unto Nathaniel Moore, Philip Ringo and Thomas Reed, their 
heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, or to any one of them, the several sums of money 
that are to our names annexed, one-half at or before the first day of May next ensuing the date 
hereof, and the other half at or before the first day of May, in the year of our Lord 1731, the 
said money being in trust vnth the said Nathaniel Moore, Philip Ringo and Thomas Reed, to- 
ward the purchasing of a plantation to be a dwelling place at all times for such a gospel minister 
of the Presbyterian persuasion as shall be duly and regularly called by the major part of the in- 
habitants of Hopewell, which compose the Presbyterian society in that town, but to be enjoyed 
by such a minister no longer than he continues to be such a lawful and regular minister to that 
society, and when the relation between such minister and that society shall cease, then the said 
plantation shall return to the said society, to be a dwelling place for the minister yt shall next 
be regularly called, to dwell on as aforesaid, and if the subscribers shall judge meet that if there 
be above one hundred acres purchased, that the said shall be set apart towards the founding of 
a Latin School upon the said plantation so purchased as above. 

Attached are the names of the subscribers : 

Timothy Titus, William Lawrence, Thomas Burrowes, Jr., John Branes, Cornelius An- 
derson, Benjamin Severance, Francis Vannoy, Jonathan Moore, Edmund Palmer, Alex- 
ander Scott, Edward Hunt, Thomas Hendrick, Robert Akers, Peter LaRue, JohnFidler, Andrew 
Milboum, Roger Woolverton, Benjamin Wilcocks, Johannes Hendrickson, Henry Oxley, 
Roger Parke, John Parke, Ralph Hunt, Joseph Hart, Abraham Anderson, Earth. Anderson, 
Joseph Price, Ephraim Titus, Robert Blackwell, Ralph Hunt, Jr., Richard Bryant, Jonathan 
Stout, Jonas Wood, Thomas Read, John Hunt, Jonathan Furman, Samuel Furman, John Car- 
penter, Samuel Hunt, Nathaniel Moore, George Woolsey, Jonathan Wright, Caleb Carman, 
Elnathan Baldwin. 

Although Justices were appointed as early as 1725, and perhaps earlier, the 

earliest record of the proceedings of the Justices and Freeholders is given in the 

following article : 

' ' Records of the Proceedings of the Justices and Freeholders of the County 
of Hunterdon on Public affairs Relating to said County, Beginning Sept. 7, 
1739." Such is the inscription upon the outside cover of what is the earliest 
official record extant of the board of freeholders of this county. It is a leather- 
bound volume, and the inscription appears to have been written with a red-hot iron. 
It is possible that the records of their proceedings prior to 1739 were not preserved 
in any book, which supposition is rather strengthened by one of the first items 
entered in the above volume : 

' ' Order that there shall be a record Book provided for the said clerk of 
Ten Shillings Price at the expense of the county. ' ' The following is the account 
of the proceedings of the first session of the board, as found in the above-men- 
tioned volume. 

At a meeting of the Justices and Freeholders for the County of Hunterdon on the 
Seventh Day of September, 1739, at the Court-House in Trenton, Its agreed, ordered and di- 
rected as follows : first. That there be Twelve pounds allowed for the Chief Justice and the Ex- 
pense of the Special Commission for the Tryal of James Fitzgerald, now in Prison for Murder. 
Secondly, that the Sheriff set Workmen at work to do What is Necessary to be done to the 
Prison, according to the Account of What is Wanting, this Day Rendered to us and hereunto an- 

* N. J. Archives, 1704-1739 ; The Pennsylvania Gazette, September 20-27, i739- 


nexed having been Perused, be allowed and also be paid. It is Lastly agreed by and Between 
the said Justice and Freeholders that they meet again at the Court House in Trenton m order to 
adiust all the Accounts Relating to said County on the first Monday in October next 

Richard Green*, Nathaniel Hart*, John Price, Alexander Lockhart, Daniel Doughty* 
John Anderson, Nathaniel Moore,* F. Bowes, Michel Henrie, Peter Monford, Benjamin 
Stout*, Edward Rockhill, W. Morris, Jasper Smith*, Charles Clark.* 

The Board met in October, pursuant to adjournment, and there were present the tol- 
lowing : Justices, Joseph Stout, William Morris, Charles Clark, James Gould, Andrew Smith ; 
Freeholders, Alexander Lockhart, Richard Green, Trenton ; Capt. John Anderson, John Price, 
Maidenhead ; Nathaniel Moore, Nathaniel Hart, Hopewell ; John Garrison, Benjamin Stout, 
Amwell ; Michael Henry, Peter Monfort, Reading ; Daniel Doughty, Bethlehem, f 

In the unfortunate division in the Presbyterian Church, which culminated 
in 1 74 1 , it is surmised that Nathaniel Moore' affiliated with the ' ' New Side ' ' party , 
for in the call to Rev. John Guild, August 15, 1739, his name does not appear, 
though he had previously been prominent in the church. The " New Side "party 
wished to hear Mr. James Davenport. Perhaps old associations had something 
to do with this desire, as Mr. Davenport was the son of Rev. John Davenport, of 
Stamford, and grandson of Rev. John Davenport, of the New Haven Colony. 
Rev. Peter Prudden was associated with Rev. John Davenport, and Nathaniel 
Moore's wife was the former's granddaughter and daughter of Rev. John Prudden, 
of Newark. 

In 1753 the name of Nathaniel Moore appears again in " A Duplicate for 
the Township of Hopewell."! 

The following advertisement from an old newspaper is interesting. No 

evidence of sale has been found : 

September, 1753. For sale Nathaniel Moore's Mills and plantation six miles above 
Trenton, 400 acres : apply to William Clayton or William Pidgeon, Trenton. 

The will of Nathaniel Moore, here given in full, was discovered in the De- 
partment of State, Trenton, N. J.: 

IN THF NAME OF GOD AMEN I Nathaniel Moore of Hopewell in the County of 
Hunterdon and Western Division of the province of New jersey Yeomau Being in perfect health 
and Sound in mind and Memory praised be the I^ord therefore DO make and Ordain this my 
Last will and Testament in Manner and fform ffollowing that is to Say First I Recommend my 
Soul to God that Gave it and my Body to be Buried in a Christian and Decent like manner ac- 
cording to the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter named IMPRIMIS I Give and bequeath 
unto my well beloved wife Joanna One Lott of Land Scittuate Lying and being in Newark in 
the province of East jersey Containing by Estimation Ten Acres which said Tract of Land was 
given to my said wife by her Father I also Give unto my said wife One riding horse which 
Came of the New England Mare, and One Third part of all my moveable Estate Except what 
is hereafter Excepted and Given to my ffour Sons & Daughter Abigail and my will flfurther is 
that She Shall have the best room and Linter in my now Dwelling house and ffull Liberty and 
use of the Kitchin and Cellar of ffruit in the Orchard, pasture for a Cow and Horse Garden the 
aforesaid Land and moveables I Give unto my said Wife her Heirs and Assigns forever. I also 
ffurther Give unto my said Wife One third part of the profitts of the plantation I now live on 
Together with ffirewood and One half of the Waggon So Long as She Shall Continue my 
Widow All which I Give unto my said wife in fFuU of her Right of Dower and no Otherwise and 
also a Negro Woman named Pegg ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my Eldest Son John (he being 
already Invested with a part of my said Lands) a Certain Tract of Land Scittuate on the North 
Side of the plantation he now Lives on Except Sixty Acres Lying on the North Side of the 
Said Tract to be Divided by an East and west Line Contingent with his Northermost Line the 
•whole Tract Containing by Estimation One hundred and forty Acres of Land as by the Deed or 
Draught may more ffully appear relation being thereunto had Together with my right and Title 
to the Same Except as before Excepted and paying to two of Grand Daughters as Shall be 
hereafter named to him his heirs and Assigns forever ITEM I Give and bequeath unto my 
Youngest Son Benjamin the plantation I now Dwell on together with all the Buildings and 
Improvements in and to the Same belonging with all the Woods Underwoods Mines Minerals 
and all that is Apertaining to the said Tract and also One Other Tract of Land which I pur- 
chased of Ralph Hunt Scittuate iu Hopewell Aforesaid Containing by Estimation fifty Acres I 
also Give unto him One half of the Waggon all which I Give unto my said Son Benjamin his 

* These family names appear in the subsequent genealogy. 

t Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties of New Jersey, 194. 

X Appendix, XI,III. 


Heirs and Assigns for Ever Bxcept as before Excepted (and his ffurther paying to Two of my 
Grand Daughters as Shall be hereafter named ITEM I Give & bequeath unto my Son Samuel a 
Lott of Land I purchased (of) Philip Phillips Scittuate in Queens Town (Otherwise Pennington ) 
adjoyning the Land of Benjamin Ketcham to him his heirs and Assigns forever ITEM I Give and 
bequeath unto my Two Daughters Abigail and Phebe all the above reserved Sixty Acres of Land 
adjoyning to aforesaid Son John's Land also Two Lotts of Land which I purchased of Philip 
Phillips being the Sixth and Seventh Lotts from Benjamin Kitchams Land and also Two Other 
Lotts one of which I purchased of Samuel Tucker and the Other of the Executors of William 
Cornell Deceased) all to be Equally Divided in Quantity and Quality between my Said Two 
Daughters To them their Heirs and Assigns for ever And I also ffurther Give to my said Two 
Daughters Abigail and Phebe all that the Remaining two thirds of my moveable Estate after all 
my Just Debts ffuneral charges &c. and what is above and hereafter Excepted is first Taken out 
to be Equally Divided between them Share and Share alike ITEM I Give unto my four Sons 
namely John Samuel Joseph and Benjamin all my wearing apparell and my will is and I Order 
that my three Negroes namely London CuiT and Titus be Sold and the Money arising therefrom 
all to be Equally Divided between them Share and Share alike also I Give unto them One un- 
divided right in the Schoolhouse Lott in Pennington & One right in the Trenton Library to be 
Ordered as they Shall think most meet and proper ITEM I Give & bequeath unto my Two 
Grand Daughters Joanna and Sarah Daughters of Benjamin Temple and Sarah his wife Each 
the Sum of Fifty pounds procl. money when they Shall respectively arrive to the ffull age of 
Twenty One Years in Manner ffollowing that is to Say my Son John and Benjamin Shall Each 
pay the Sum of twenty five pounds as they Shall respectively arrive to the above Age but if it 
Should happen that Either or both of them Should Die before they arrive to the above Age then 
the said Sums I Give to my said Sons John and Benjamin ITEM I Give and bequeath unto my 
Grandson Nathaniel Son of John Moore and Kezia his wife my Gun ITEM I Give and Bequeath 
unto my Daughter Abigail One Negro Girl named Miriam Lastly I do hereby Appoint Ordaine 
and Constitute my well beloved wife Joanna and Sons John and Samuel joynt Executors of 
this my Last will and Testament hereby revoking and Making "Void All fformer will or Wills 
by me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this and No Other to be my Last will and 
Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this First Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight 


,J/fil'IU''r\AiyC' ^py^yff^fr.f^^ 

Signed Sealed and Declared by the said Nathaniel Moore as his Last will and Testament 
in Presence of us The words (named Pegg) being first writt between the 13th & 14th Lines and 
the words ( and hereafter) being first interlined between the 29th and 30th Lines. 

Wm Kirkpatrick* 
Elnathan Baldwinf 
Josiah Ellis 

Elnathan Baldwin and Josiah Ellis two of the Witnesses to the within Will be- 
ing Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Did Severally Depose that they Saw Na- 
thaniel Moore the Testator within named Sign and Seal the Same & heard him publish pro- 
nounce and Declare the within Instrument to be his Last will and Testament and that at the Do- 
ing thereof the said Testator was of Sound and Disposing mind and memory as ffarr as the said 
Deponents Know and as they verily believe and that William Kirkpatrick the Other Subscrib- 
ing Evidence was present and Signed his name as a Witness to the said will Together with the 
said Deponents in the presence of the Said Testator and in the presence of Each Other Elnathan 
Baldwin, Josiah Ellis Sworn at Trenton the 13th Day of September 1759 Theo. Severns Surrogt. 

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Last will and Testament of Nathaniel Moore Late of Hopewell 
in the County of Hunterdon Deceased being Duly proved as abovesaid probate and Letters Tes- 
tamentary were Granted by his Excellency Francis Bernard EsqrCapt. General and Governourin 
Chief of the Colony of New Jersey &c. unto John Moore and Samuel Moore Executors in 
the said Testament Named they being duly Sworn well and Truly to perform the said will to 
Exhibit a True and perfect Inventory and To render a Just and true Account when thereunto 
Lawfully required. Given under the prerogative Seal of the said province at Burlington the 
Day and year abovesaid. Cha Read Regr.t 

In Ewing churchyard a weather-worn tombstone is inscribed : 




* Rev. William Kirkpatrick, b. 1726, d. 1769. 

t Elnathan Baldwin, m. Nathaniel Moore's wife's sister. 

J Book of Wills, West Jer.sey, No. 10, 12, etc.. Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 


Joanna Prudden'* was the daughter of Rev. John Prudden', and 

-. jRev. John Prudden^ was born at Milford, Conn., November 9, 1645, and 

died at Newark, N. J., December 11, 1725. In i668 he was graduated at Harvard 
College ; afterward he had charge of the celebrated Roxbury Grammar School. 

On the 6th of March, 1670, the inhabitants of Jamaica, L,. I., voted that 
" he (Mr. Prudden), receive forty pounds a yeare inCorent county paye of the 
townd " with the house and lot then in the possession of Mr. Walker and also 
"A convenient new pew be made for the minister to preach in."t 

On May 24, 1670, he succeeded Rev. Zechariah Walker, whose wife was 
Sarah Prudden, his sister, as pastor at Jamaica, L. I., and remained there for four 


On January 13, 1674, the town records relate that the town desired a pos- 
itive answer from Mr. Prudden whether he would remain with them as their min- 
ister and his answer was "that he was under an engagement to another people 
soe that he could not stay with us any longer."! 

It appears that about 1674 there was some difficulty connected with his con- 
tract. The only record found is a note as follows : 

Court, Jamaica, December 11, 1674. 
Mr. Prudden's business ordered for his contracts. § 

After 1674 he preached for some time at Rye and Bedford, N. Y.** 

There is a charge against him in the store account of William Mudge at 
Worcester Cove for a pint of wine and a loaf of bread, probably used at a commun- 
ion service, in 1675. ft 

He returned to Jamaica in 1676 and was again pastor from June 19, 1676, 
until 1692. He agreed " to continue in this towne, discharging the work of a 
minister in this towne for the terme of ten yeer, according to the rules of the gos- 
pel of this towne. ' ' They agreed to give him forty pounds a year and his fire- 
wood, nineteen men to bring a load ' ' a pese yerely. ' ' There is evidence that 
while he more than fulfilled his part of the contract the inhabitants of the town 
failed in theirs. 

Some of the inhabitants of Jamaica refused or neglected to pay the salary 
agreed upon, probably, as in other places, objecting to the method of assess- 
ment. The following official documents will throw light upon the subject : 


Reverend S'r I must crave yoi^ Excuse that I have not ere now returned you an an- 
swer of what you desired at Jamaica, touching liberty of Setting a day a part for yor Conegrega- 
con to assemble together to worship God more particularly at this Season, I have comunicated 
the Same to the Councell, who are well content therewith & that you make vse of the publicke 
meeting house in yof Towne any day this week or next following where none are to presume 
to give you disturbance in yor divine exercise You laying no injunctcon on any but leaving 
them to their freedome who are willing to partake with you therein. In which I pray God give 
you Comfort & the good Successe you ayme at or may desire, for the good of the Church or 
State. So I take leave & remaine Yor very humble Servt 

N. Y. M. N.Jt 

June 24, 1678. 

* Prudden, Pruden. Pretton, Protton, Priddin, Prittiu, etc. 
t Thompson's Long Island, II, 104. 

X History of the Presbyterian Church of Jamaica, L I., 58-g. 
g Report N. Y. State Historian, Colonial Series, II, 257. 

** Peter Prudden and some of his descendants, 67 ; perhaps the record of his marriage may be found at Rye 
or Bedford ; his eldest son, John, was born at Milford, Ct., 1675. 

tt New England Historical and Biographical Register, lyl, October, 1897. 
XX Mathias Nichols. 

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To the Excellent Collonl Thomas Dongan Govern our Comanderin Chief under his majesty over 
the province of New Yorke & its dependants 

The humble petition of John prudden quondam minister of Jemaica in Queens County upon 
Long Island Sheweth. 

That your humble petitioner having served the town of Jemaica in the work of the min- 
ister for the space & term of Ten years late past, hath suffered much wrong upon ye ac- 
count of a certain sallary engaged by ye inhabitants of ye said Town to be paid unto him 
yearly for his labour, yt a considerable part of his sallary is unjustly withheld from him through 
ye defect of severall Inhabitants denying to pay their proportion levied by yearly rates though 
no priviledg or advantage of my ministry hath been denyed to them. Wherefore your humble 
petitioner makes his application to your Excellency and Honourd Councill for Relief and Re- 
dress as you shall see meet ; not doubting of your Readines to doe what ever shall apear to be 
Rationall & just ; and cause it also to be done by others, but hopeing yt your excellency to- 
gether with your Honored councill considering the circumstances of ye premisses will take the 
most efFectuall care and order that what is due to your petitioner by contract & agreement for 
ye time past may be honestly payed and performed to him (without trouble and constraint by 
course of Law which would be unpleasant and discomendable on all hands) your petitioner 
willingly submits to your pleasure therein being persuaded that your Excellency will not allow 
yt after your petitioner hath (to his disadvantage) served a people ten years upon ye account 
of a firm contract he should be defrauded and deprived of a considerable part of his reward en- 
gaged, nor necessitated to desert his calling and the coUony to prevent ye like abuse which 
would unavoidably carry some reflexion upon those in whose power it is & remaines to prevent 
or redres such wrongs. 

Your humble petitioner only requesteth further that if a considerabl numbr of the con- 
gregationall profession & perswasion should be desirous yt he would continue to be their min- 
ister and maintain him at their own cost & charge by a voluntary contribution your Excellency 
& the Honored Council would pleas to give approbation thereunto which we hope will neither 
be offensive nor prejudiciall to any person or persons under ye Liberty granted by our gracious 
Soveraign : your so doing will give encouragement unto us yt are settled in this province & an 
invitation to others or at least remove evill surmizals against ye government which too many 
in ye Neighbouring Collony are apt to entertain to the prejudice of his Majesties iutrest in this 
province. Thus craving ye heavens assistance & direction to guide your consultations to 
ye glory of God & comou good your petitioner Remaines at your service. 

1688 John Prudden. 


We whose names are subscribed doe testifie that the inhabitants and ifreeholders of 
Jemaica at a publick meeting call to treat vpith Mr John Prudden to be their minister June 
ye 19th 1676 did (after he had declared his judgment and proposed his terms) by a town act 
freely and firmly promis and engage to give unto Mr prudden the accomodations which he 
now possesseth and a yearly sallary of fourty pounds to be paid to him or his order so long as 
he should continue in ye Town imployed in ye work of ye ministry and his fire-wood brought 
home free as specified in ye town registry. Furthermore we doe testifie that Mr John prudden 
hath continued in this towne discharging the work of a minister according to the way of 
ye churches in New England the ffuU term of ten years and more since the Town caled him & 
covenanted with him for his labour in ye ministry.* 

Nehemiah Smith. 

John Carpenter. 

It has been said that Rev. John Prudden was the first regular pastor of the 
first regularly organized Presbyterian Church in America. Considerable discus- 
sion has resulted but the matter seems to be a question of terms. Rev. John 
Moore was pastor at Newtown, ly. I., in 1652, and a similar discussion has arisen 
in reference to him. Rev. James M. MacDonald, D.D., for many years pastor at 
Princeton, N. J., and a trustee of the Seminary there, says : " The Church of 
Jamaica is the oldest Presbyterian Churchf established by the English in America. 
It had been in existence some eight or ten years before Francis Makemie, styled 
the father of American Presbyterianism, arrived in Maryland." 

Also from the same authority : " And for the confirmation of this Agree- 
ment the town did voluntarily engage themselves at a town meeting held the 3d 

* Documentary History of New York, III, 194, etc. 
t The same claim is made for the Hempstead Church. 



of June (1672), that they would not obstruct or hinder but rather further the 
coming into a 'church way,' according to the rules of the Gospel in this town by 
Mr. Prudden and such as will join him.* The coming into a 'church way,' ac- 
cording to the rules of the Gospel, is language that cannot be mistaken; it must re- 
fer to the organization of a church. It proves that up to 3d June, 1672, there had 
been no regularly constituted Church of Christ in this place." 

While undoubtedly there were many Presbyterians among the Congrega- 
tionalists of New England it is exceedingly difficult to decide the question. The 
Newark settlement was Congregational, and Rev. John Prudden was pastor there 
as late as 1698. Rev. John Brooke was appointed by the Society for the Propaga- 
tion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts one of its missionaries in America. In his 
first report, August 20, 1705, he says: " There are five Independent Ministers in 
and about the places I preach at and the greatest part of the people are followers 
of them." The places he " preached at " were Elizabeth Town and Perth Amboy. 
The five Independent Ministers were Messrs. Harriman and Melyen, of Elizabeth 
Town, John Prudden, of Newark, Samuel Shepard, of Woodbridge and the minis- 
ter of Piscataway.t 

For some unexplained reason, in 1686, Rev. John Prudden deeded his prop- 
erty to Grace, the widow of his elder brother, Samuel. Grace Judson was the 
daughter of Lieut. Joseph Judson, of Stratford, Ct., and his wife, Sarah, daughter 
of John Porter, of Weathersfield. 

In 1689 he was chosen, by Jamaica, J Deputy to the Colonial Assembly of 
New York. At a town meeting held on the loth day of June, 1689 : 

Mr. Prudden & NatW Denton, Sr., was chosen to go to York to meete with the 
rest of the deputis of the respective townes for to consider and advise one with another of what 
shall be for the good welfare and services of the contry and to act with the rest of the deputies 
in anything that may tend thereunto and also if they will see cause to make any application to 
our Sovereign King & Queen for anything that may tend to the good of the whole CoUony to 
act with them. By order of the Town per me 

Nathaniel Denton, Clerk. 

The proceedings of the people of Newark, N. J., in reference to their 
call of Mr. Prudden in 1692, are annexed : 

At a Newark, N. J., Town Meeting, August 23rd, 1692, ? — It was consulted, consented, 
and unanimously agreed, that Mr. John Pruden should be called to be their Minister ; and in 
Case he should come and settle among them in that Work, they would freely and readily sub- 
mit themselves to him and to his Dispensations and Administrations, from Time to Time in the 
Discharge of his ministerial Office and Works, as God shall assist and direct him therein by his 
Word and Spirit, for their Spiritual Good and Edification. It also is consulted, voted, consented 
to, and agreed by the said Inhabitants then convened, for Mr. John Pruden's Encouragement 
to come and settle among them, and that he may the better attend upon the Work of the Min- 
istry as his Business, and for the more comfortable Sustainance of his Family in his Attendance 
therein ; that he shall have ^50 p. annum, and his Fire Wood free : to be paid yearly, accord- 
ing to several Contributions voluntarily subscribed by them, to Mr. Pruden or his Order, so 
long as he shall continue with them employed in the Ministry : this also voted. 

It is moreover voted and agreed, that Mr. Pruden shall have and hold such a Propriatie, 
and other Conveniences for his Accommodations in the Town, as shall be agreed upon between 
him and the Committee appointed to treat with him (viz') Mr. Ward, Mr. Johnson, John Curtis, 
Azariah Crane, Jasper Crane, Thomas Ludingtou, and Stephen Bond, nominated and impowered 
by the Town for that Purpose. 

August 23rd, 1692 — The Result of a Treaty between Mr. John Pruden and a Committee 
chosen, constituted, and impowered by the Inhabitants and Freeholders of Newark to act in 
their Behalf, is as foUoweth, [viz): It is concluded and agreed by the said Committee, that 

* Church Records. 

t Hatfield's History of Elizabeth, N. J., 297. 
\ History of the Jamaica Church, 70, 77. 
g Newark Town Records, 105. 



Mr. Pruden shall have and hold the accomo'dations purchased of Mrs. Falconer, for his own 
Propriatie, to him and his Heirs forever ; he paying or causing to be paid the tvpo last Pay- 
ments indented for with Mrs. Falconer ; excepting only five Pounds which the town is to dis- 
charge besides what is already done, in prime Bill of Debt made to the s'd Mrs. Falconer— as 
Witness our Hands— subscribed, Mr. John Pruden. Committee for and in Behalf of themselves 
and their Neighbours— Mr. John Ward, Mr. Johnson, John Curtis, Azariah Crane, Jasper Crane, 
Thomas Ludington, Stephen Bond. 

Town Meeting, 28th October, 1692 — It was voted, whether the Charges for purchasing 
that Accom'odations that was Mrs. Falckner's and the Charge of transporting Mr. John Pruden, 
should be equally levied on every person's Estate ; and it was agreed with a unanimous Con- 
sent, that it should be so. 

2ndly, It was also voted, that the Charge for the Payment and Transport should be 
Charged by a Rate, according to our Agreement formerly made, that is by Heads, Lands, and 
Stock. 3rdly, It was voted that Mr. Johnson and Jasper Crane should give Mr. Pruden Pos- 
session of the Accom'odations that was purchased of Mrs. Falkoner. 

It was also voted, that Zachariah and Ephraim Burwell, for the South end of our Town, 
and Samuel Harrison and Nathaniel Ward for the North end, for to see after the bringing the 
Wood for Mr. Pruden ; and for to call out the People for that Purpose, when there is need for 
his Supply therein. 

Town Meeting, - - _ 16 — Benjamin Baldwin, Jabez Rogers, William Camp and 
Seth Tompkins are chosen, to collect the Money that is gathered by the Subscriptions in New- 
ark, for the Maintainence of the Ministry in the year 1692. 

He accepted the call to Newark and. left Jamaica, becoming pastor at the 
former place, August 23, 1692. On or before June 9, 1699, he resigned the New- 
ark pastorate. 

Town Meeting,* June 9th, 1699 — Item — the Revered Mr. Pruden and Mr. John Brown are 
chosen by vote, to return our Thanks to the Revered Counsel for their faithfull and painfull 
Services for our Settlement ; signifying we will take suiBcient Care to defray the whole Charge 
of this their Journey and Trouble, till they return. 

Item — Capt. Curtis, Mr. Treat, Mr. Pierson, and Thomas Richards are chosen by a full 
vote, to return our Thanks to the Revered Mr. Pruden for his hitherto Services amongst us ; 
with a signification that We will speedily pay of our Arrears due to him by our particular Sub- 
scriptions : and by a full Vote we declare our Desire of his Continuance among us, and his Ser- 
vice at present in preaching the Word to us, till God shall favor us with some other Supply. 

Item — it is agreed and voted, that we will allow him for his further Ministry according 
to what he formerly had, in Proportion to the Time We have occasion to use him as a Minister. 

Item — it is voted, that all Persons, from i6 to 60 Years of Age, shall give to Mr. Pruden 
each of them one Load of Wood, for the Year ensuing, whether he serve the Town in the Min- 
istry another Year, or no. 

Item — Mr. Treat, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Pierson, and Thomas Richards are chosen by Vote, 
to desire Mr. Pruden to carry on the Work of the Ministry with us, till God shall favour us with 
a Supply. 

After his resignation he devoted himself to teaching. Many of his scholars 
became prominent. In 1706 and after, he had for scholars Nat. and Sam. Dugles, 
David and Mary Ogden, Jos. and David Peck, John and Steph. Dod, The. and 
Eliph. Johnson, Nat. and Dan. Morris, Jos. and Steph. Harrison, Jos. and Phebe 
Brown, Sam. and Sim. Huntingdon, Ben. Pierson, John Plum, Eben Dyon, Dan. 
lyindley, and others, night and day. Casperus Schuyler and Gerardus Beekman 
entered for board and school in 1707. In 1702 he sent to the weaver at Flushing 
" linen warp and woolen heft to be wrought into curtains." In 171 2 John Conduit 
wove 31 yards of woolen cloth for him for i;^ 3s 6d — 288 pounds of beef had from 
Jasper Crane, being worth 2^ 8s od.f 

A deed is still preserved in possession of a descendant of Abraham Kitchel, 
dated Mays, i7I3j a°d given by " John Prudden, quondam minister," con- 
veying a tract in Newark to Abraham Kitchel, of Newark. J 

♦Newark Town Records, 113, 118, 119, 127. 

t Collections of New Jersey Historical Society, VI, 149. 

\ Collections of New Jersey Historical Society, II, 19. 



Rev. John Prudden died in 1725, and was buried in the old burying ground 
at Newark. Over his remains was placed a slab inscribed : 

Hbre IvYES yb 

Body of ye Revd 

Mr John Prudden 
Minister oe ye Gospell 
who departed this life 


" Nor grace nor favour fili, 
MY Reins, — Loe room 


In 1748 his body was removed to the rear of the First Presbyterian 

The original slab, having the above inscription, was placed in the walls of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Newark by Mr. William R. Ailing, one of the 
descendants of Rev. John Prudden, where it still remains. 

Joanna^ was the granddaughter of Rev. Peter Prudden^* and his wife 
Joanna Boyse\ He was born in Yorkshire, England, 1601, died at Milford, Ct., 
July 6, 1656. He preached in Yorkshire and Herefordshire and brought his congre- 
gation with him probably in the ' ' Hector ' ' or its consort the ' ' Martin, ' ' landing at 
Boston June 26, 1637, with Rev. John Davenport, John Harvard, Samuel Eaton and 
other prominent Puritans. In March, 1638, he sailed from Boston and in April 
reached Quinnepiac, now New Haven, Conn., and assisted in laying the foundation 
of a Colony there. He preached his first sermon in the Colony at New Haven, 
18th April, 1638, under a large spreading oak which stood near the present corner 
of George and College Streets, from the textf : ' ' The voice of one crying in 
the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the l,ord and make His paths straight." 
In the summer of 1638 he preached at Weathersfield. In February, 1639, land 
for a new settlement was purchased from the Indians, and later Milford was 
founded. He was one of the ' ' Seven Pillars of Wepauwang or Milford, ' ' and one 
of the Judges of the Colony, 1640, as shown below ; 

The first general or town meeting of the planters was held November 20, 
1639. It was then determined that the power of electing officers and persons to 
divide the land into lots and take order for the timber and manage the interests 
of the plantation should be in the church only. It was also agreed that they 
should guide themselves in all their doings by the written word of God as they 
had light from it. 

William Fowler, Esq., Edmund Tapp, Esq., Zachariah Whitman, Deacon 
John Atwood and Richard Miles were then chosen for Judges in all civil affairs 
and to try all causes between man and man as a Court, to punish any offences and 
sin against the commandments therein, till a body of laws shall be established 
they are to observe and apply themselves to the rule of the written word of God. 

This Court was to sit once in six weeks and was authorized to call a gen- 
eral meeting or Court of the planters, to examine witnesses upon oath and to pun- 
ish all misdemeanors. These five men were invested by the planters with powers 
in the place of magistry for the public good according to the tenor of the writing 
and agreement to that purpose. 

About twelve months after, November 24, 1640, Mr. John Sherman was 
chosen one of the Judges in the room of Mr. Miles. The next year the Rev. Mr. 

* Peter Prudden and Some of His Descendants, I^illian E, Prudden, 1901. 
t Matt, iii, 3. 

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[Copyright, I90I, by Gillian E. Prudden.] 


Prudden was elected one of them in the place of Mr. Atwood. The following May 
27, 1641, Mr. Prudden excused himself from serving any longer in the capacity 
of Magistrate and Mr. Atwood was re-elected.* 

It was not until April 8, 1640, that Mr. Prudden was ordained pastor of the 
Milford Church. We have his own words for it, in his own handwriting, in which 
the early Milford records were kept. 

I, Peter Prudden, was called to the office of pastor of this church and ordained at 
New Haven, by Zachariah Whitman, William Fowler, Edmund Tapp, designed by ye church to 
that work, Zachariah Whitman being the moderator for that meeting in a day of solemn humil- 
iation upon ye third Wednesday in April, 1640, being, I remember, ye 18th day of ye month, f 

The following tribute is paid to his memory by Cotton Mather : % 

That greatest of peace-makers, the Son of God, has assured us, ' ' Blessed are the peace- 
makers, for they shall be called the children of God." I am sure then, 'tis a blessed child of 
God whose name is now before us ; (Prudden shall we call him ? or. Prudent?), who, besides 
his other excellent qualities, was noted for a singular faculty to sweeten, compose and qualify 
exasperated spirits and stop or heal all contentions. Whence it was that his town of Milford 
enjoyed peace with truth all his days, notwithstanding some dispositions to variance, which 
afterwards broke forth among them. 

God had marvellously blessed his ministry in England, unto many about Herefordshire 
and near Wales, from whence, when he came into New England, there came therefore many 
considerable persons with him. 

At their arrival in this country, they were so mindful of their business here, that they 
gathered churches before they had erected houses for the churches to meet in. There were then 
two famous churches gathered at New Haven ; gathered in two days, one following upon the 
other, Mr. Davenport's and Mr. Prudden's ; and this with one singular circumstance, that a 
mighty bam was the place, wherein the duties of that solemnity were attended. Our glorious 
Lord Jesus Christ himself being bom in a stable and laid in one of those moveable and four- 
squared little vessels wherein they brought meat unto the cattle, it was the more allowable that 
a church, which is the mystical body of that Lord, should thus be born in a bam. And in this 
translation, I behold our Lord, " with his fan in his hand, purging his floor, and gathering her 
wheat into the garner." 

That holy man, Mr. Philip Henry, being reproached by his persecutors that his meeting- 
place had been a barn, pleasantly answered, " No new thing, to turn a thrashing-floor into a 
temple." So did our Christians at New Haven. 

The next year Mr. Prudden, with his church, removed unto Milford, where he lived 
many years, an example of piety, gravity, and boiling zeal, against the growing evils of the 

And though he had a numerous family, yet such was his discretion, that without much 
distraction, he provided comfortably for them, notwithstanding the difficult circumstances 
wherewith an infant plantation was incumbered. 

He continued an able and faithful servant of the churches, until about the fifty-sixth 
year of his own age, and the fifty-sixth of the present age, when his death was felt by the col- 
ony as the fall of a pillar which made the whole fabrick to shake. 

Like that of Piccart, now let our Prudden lie under this 


Dogmate non tantus fuit Auditoribus Idem : 

Exemplo in Vita ; jam quoque morte, praeit.^ 

Gov. Winthrop said of him : " He was useful in his place, and of much es- 
teem in the Colony." Mr. Prudden, with other settlers, left large estates in Eng- 
land. His posterity received the interest money and rent of this property for many 

On the occasion of the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniver- 
sary of the founding of the town of Milford, Conn., on August 28th, 1889, 
there was dedicated a memorial bridge over the river at that point, in honor 
of its founders. One of the end stones on the south parapet is inscribed 

* A Statistical Account of the Township of Milford, by Erastus Scranton, A.M., in writing, and to be found 
in the Town Clerk's office, Milford, Ct. As authority it states " Facts gathered from authentic records and re- 
cited principally in words of those who related facts. " 
t Milford Church Records. 
J Mather's Magnalia, I, 395-6. 
g Less on opinion than example bent. 
His hearers followed wher« their pattern went ; 
His holy death their brightest precedent. 



to the first pastor of the church, Rev. Peter Prudden. On August 25th, the two- 
hundred and fiftieth anniversay of the founding of the First Church of Christ, of 
Milford, Ct., a mural tablet was unveiled to the memory of Rev. Peter Prudden. 

In the Memorial Hall at Hartford, Conn., among the members of the early 
clerical fathers of Connecticut are selected three for special honors in a memorial 
window — Hooker, Davenport and Prudden. 

On his memorial tombstone at Milford, Ct., is inscribed: 

In Memoriam. 

Peter Prudden 

First Pastor in Milford. 

Obit 1656. 

The Voice of one Crying in the 

Wilderness, Prepare Ye the Way 

OFTHElyORD; Make His Paths 


Joanna Boyse' was the daughter of Rev. John Boyse and his wife Johane 

, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England. l?er. John Boyse^ died, as indicated by his 

will, about 1620, and his wife, Johane, about 1631, as shown by her will. One of 
Joanna Boyse' s sisters was the wife of Rev. John Raynor, pastor of the Church of 
Plymouth, Mass., from i637to 1655, andlater of Dover, N. H. It is not known when 
she married Rev. Peter Prudden, but various indications point to about 1638, and 
that the marriage took place in this country. Her father was a man of estate. In 
her will, dated 1681, November 8th, she mentions two sons andfive daughters, all 
of the name Prudden. She was one of four coheiresses to property in Edgton and 
Welburn. After the death of her husband she married, September 20, 167 1, Capt. 
Thomas Willett,* died August 4, 1674, who was the first Mayor of New York. 
I^ater she became the wife of Rev. John Bishop, for fifty years pastor of the church 
at Stamford, Conn. 

Nathaniel Moore' sind Joanna Prudden had 

1069. ||CapT. John*, d. March 8, 1715, m. 

I. Keziah Phillips* (Theophilus*, 
Theophilus*, Theophilus', Zeruba- 
beP, Rev. George', of Watertown 
Mass.), Maidenhead, N. J., d. June 

8, 1717; 2. L,ove Prout* (Ebenezer*, 
Ebenezer", Ebenezer''', Timothy', of 
Boston, Mass.), &. 1717, d. January 

9, 1776, aet. 59 ; he d. September 3, 
1768, Hopewell, N. J. (will). 


1070. IJAbigaii,*, d. May 24, 1717, m. i. 

Sackett Moore' (Joseph", Capt. 
SamueP, Rev. John'), her cousin, 
d. August 18, 1753, aet. 37; 
March 9, 1765, 2. Jonathan Smith^ 
(Andrew'); she d. August 12, 1802. 
[343]. [445] 

1071. Mary*, b. May 20, 1719. 

1072. IISamuEL*, d. February 6, 1720, m. 

Rebecca Green^ (Richard^ Wil- 

liam'), Ewing, N. J., d. September 
28, 1813 (will), aet. 87; he d. April 
7, 1803 (will). [2346] 

1073. II Capt. Josbph*. b. December 4, 1724, 

m. 1. Christiana Green' (Richard*, 
William') ; 2. Mary Armitage' (Reu- 
ben'', Enoch'), d. 1822, intes- 
tate ; he d. April 7, 1804. [2475] 

1074. IISarah*, b. December 31, 1728, m. 

Benjamin Temple" (Abraham') 2d 
wife, d. 1777. [2586] 

1075. IIBbnjamin*, b. November 19, 1732, m. 

Elizabeth Moore* (Samuel", Capt. 
SamueP, Rev. John'), of Newtown, 
L. I., his cousin, b. May 17, 1729, 
d. January 8, 1803 ; he d. November 
9, 1813 ; buried in Ewing church- 
yard (will). [462], [2622] 

1076. IIPhbbE*, b. August 6, 1735, ni- Rich- 

ard Green" (Richard", William'), 
Ewing, N. J., d. 1797 (will). 


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1069. Capt. John Moore* (Nathaniel\ Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Keziah Phillips" (Theophilus^ m. Elizabeth Betts' (Richard', Capt. Rich- 
ard'), Theophilus*, Theophilus', m. Elizabeth Jessup (Edward, m. Elizabeth 
Burroughs), Zerubabel', Rev. George', Christopher). 

Capt. John Moore* owned the farm which eventually became the property 
of his granddaughter, Rebecca, the daughter of his son Amos, who married Aaron 
Hart, Senior. 

In the troubles during, and subsequent to, the French and Indian war, 
Capt. John Moore took part. The only record discovered, however, is the fol- 
lowing : 

State of New Jersey. 

Office of Adjutant General. 

Trenton, July 23, 1895. 

It is Certified, That the records of this office show that JOHN MOORE, was enrolled 
March 26, 1762, as a Private in Colonel* Samuel Hunt's Company, Colonel* Samuel Hunt's Reg- 
iment, which was raised in the Province of New Jersey in 1762, for the FRENCH AND INDIAN 


1 ADJT. GEN. J Adjutant General. 

^ ^ 

Whether his title was an official one, or only of courtesy, cannot be deter- 
mined from any records known to be extant. 

In the inventory and settlement of the estate of Joseph Moore, Sr. , of Hope- 
well, John Moore is styled Captain. The date of the discharge of the executors 
is February 14, 1760, two years before the date of the above certificate. 

The following is the will of Capt. John Moore : 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, the Tenth Day of February in the year of our Lord 
one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Eight I John Moore of Hopewell in the County of 
Hunterdon and province of West Jersey Yeoman ; being Sick and weak in Body but of Sound 
Mind and Memory thanks be given to God therefor calling to mind the Mortality of Body and 
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my last will and 
Testament ; that is to say principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul into the 
hands of God that gave it ; and for my Body I commit it to the Earth to be Buried in a Chris- 
tian like and decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors And as to Such Worldly Estate 
wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same 
in the following manner and form IMPRIMIS it is my will and I hereby order all my Just 
Debts and funeral Charges be paid, as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease Item I 
Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Eove, twenty pounds procl ; one Horse which 
soever she may Chuse, together with all the goods & Chattells that she bro't to me at the time 
of her Marriage, this is given in lieu of her right of Dower. Item it is my Will and I hereby 
order that my son Nathaniel for and in Consideration of the Mony, which Ive already paid to- 
wards the purchase of the plantation he now lives upon Clear me of a fifty pound Bond in which 
I am his security to John Welling, by paying of the same, or giving, or giving other Satisfac- 
tory Security to s<l Welling, that then my Executors delivered up to my sd son the Deed for the 
sd plantation, as also his bond of Indemnification which are now in my Custody Item I Giveand 
Bequeath unto my son Theophilus forty acres ofLandtoberun of from the North side of the 
plantation on which I dwell, by a paralel line, the whole lenth of the Land, to him, his Heirs 
and Assigns forever ; I also give unto my s<3 son all my Cooper's tools, Willing and Requiring 
the sd Theophilus to pay unto Joanna Temple wife of John Temple twenty five pounds Procl. 
when she shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years Item I give and Bequeath unto my son 
John the new Shop adjoining to the old one together with my lathe and turning tools Item I 
give and Bequeath unto my son Amos all that part of my plantation lying on the north side of 
Jacobs Run Except the forty acres above mentioned, to him his heirs and assigns forever. Will- 
ing and Requiring him the sd Amos to pay unto Sarah daughter of Benjamin Temple twenty 
five pounds Procl. when she arrives at the age of twenty one years, requiring him also to pay 
to his two Youngest Brothers viz. Saml and Joseph, to Each forty pounds when they Come Re- 
spectively to the age of twenty one years, I give likewise unto my sd son Amos two working 
Horses, one plough and Tackling, One Harrow, two Cows, Six Sheep, & four hogs ; likewise 
tis my will & I hereby Order that my sd son Amos, allow to his Sister Elizabeth the use of the 
back room in the northwest Corner of my Dwelling House, and also to find her bread and fire- 
wood while she remains in a Single State Item I Give and Bequeath unto my son William all 

* The first company of a regiment was called the Colonel's company, the secoud, the I.ieut. -Colonel's, and 
the third the Major's. 


In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty Ninth Day of May in 
the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty One 1761. 

(;/C>: ^/^^ 


Signed Sealed & Acknowledged before us, The words (Son Joseph Youngest) Elisabeth Mary 
Kezakiah & Joseph was Enterlined before signed and Sealed. Ralph Hunt. John Bainbridge, 
Abuer Phillips. 

Proved, probated and letters testamentary issued to John Phillips and William Phillips 
Executors, February 18, 1762. 

Blizabetb Betts^, the wife of Theophilus Phillips^ was the daughter of 
Richard Betts^ Jr., as indicated by the following record*: " Theophilus Phillips, 
of Hopewell, Eastf Jersey & Elizabeth Betts of ye Parish, November 9, 1714, at 
Newtown (published)." Richard Betts^ was a land owner in Newtown in 1680. 
On March 3, 1684, he was appointed with others " to look out for a place of settle- 
ment towards the outside of our bounds, next the Dutch"; his name is on the 
Dongan Charter, November 25, 1686; on April 17, 1695, he was elected Assessor ; 
she was the granddaughter of Capt. liicbard Betts^, born probably in Hemel- 
Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1613, died at Newtown, Iv. I., November 18, 
1 7 13. He was at Ipswich in 1648, and later at Newtown ; in 1655 he was among 
those who held consultation at Middelburg in reference to Indian threats ; in 
1656 he is on the "Indian rate" for ^i ids, was magistrate at Newtown 
1656-74, October 3, 1662 was one of those who purchased Plunder's Neck, in 
1663 was prominent in the Revolution, 1664 Deputy to the Convention at Hemp- 
stead " to embrace a body of laws, etc.," admitted freeman of Connecticut, 1665 
Deputy to Provincial Assembly at Hempstead from Newtown, June 23, 1666 ob- 
tained license from Governor to purchase land from the Indians, December 4, 
1666 on the list of freeholders, March i , 1667 one of the patentees of Nicoll's Char- 
ter, June 28, 1668 appeared for Newtown before the Provincial Council, 1669 
Justice, August 31, 1673 elected Schepen of Middelburg, J September 6, 1673 
commissioned by Gov. Colve, May 5, 1674 of the High Court of Assizes, June 
17, 1674 appointed§by Gov. Colve and others to settle the disputes between Pis- 
cataway and Woodbridge, N. J., October 30, 1678-81 High Sheriff of Yorkshire, 
ly. L, December 17, 1681 appointed with others " to examine concerning the 
town's rights and business and see that there be an orderly record kept," October 
I, 1683 appointed to select delegates to Assembly in N. Y. on October 17, No- 
vember 25, 1686 on Dongan Charter, and June 11, 1689 delegate to N. Y. Con- 
vention. Capt. Richard Betts's wife was Joanna . 

Keziah Phillips" was the granddaughter of Theophilus Phillips^, who 

was born May 15, 1673, and died at Maidenhead, N. J., 1709. In 1698 he was one 

of the founders of the Presbyterian Church of Eawrenceville, N. J. His wife was 

probably Frances Elizabeth Betts. His will** follows : 

In the Name of God Amen the Eighteenth day of November in the year of our L,ord 
one thousand Seven hundred and Eight I Theophilus Phillips of Maidenhead in the County of 
Burlington in ye Province of Nova Cesaria Yeomen being very Sick and weak in body but of 
Perfect mind & Memory Thanks be Given to God therfore but calling unto mind the uncer- 
tainty of this Transitory Life ; do make and Ordaine this my last Will and Testament in Man- 
ner and forme following First I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty 

* N. Y. Genealogical and Historical Record, XIX, 54. 

t Evidently an error, should be West. 

X Colonial Documents of N. Y., II, 592. 

g N. J. Archives I, u8. 

** Book of West Jersey Wills, Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 


God that gave it ; And my Body to ye Earth to be buried in A Christian and Decent like manner 
at the Discretion of my Executors : Nothing Doubting but at the Generall Resurrection I shall 
receive ye same again by the Almighty Power of God And as Touching Such Worldly Estate 
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life : I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same 
in forme and Manner foUowing- 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Frances Phillips after all my debts 
are fully paid one third part of all the Moveables Standing Ivying & Appertaining to me at ye 
time of my decease as also one feather bed Covered with a Striptd Ticking ; with all ye furni- 
ture thereunto belonging : as also one Negro man Servant for the full tearme of Six years after 
my decease and then go free without Lott or Molestation : And further to have ye whole use of 
ye house & plantation for the Better Support of her self & family till such time my Eldest Son 
Theophilus Phillips shall Come to the full age of twenty one years and after my s<3 Son The- 
ophilus Shall come to full age as afores then ye sd Frances my Wife to have the Lower Lott 
with half the Orchard the best room in ye house & half ye upper Chamber half the Cellar & 
half the Bam During the time of her Widdowhood. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Eldest Son Theophilus Phillips when at full age one 
Young horse Sword and Gun and my house & Plantation Containing one hundred forty six 
Acrees of Land more or less Running upward Northerly along Ralph Hunt Line till it comes to 
the upward End of the Same. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Second Son John Phillips one tract of Land Contain- 
ing Sixty Acrees more or less beginning at Theophilus head line as by survey more large doth 
appear : And four Acrees of Meadow more or less as it lies at ye lower end of the Meadow 

Item I give & Bequeath to my three Younger Sons William Joseph & Phillip Phillips 
and three Daughters Frances Hannah and Mary Phillips the full sume of Sixty pounds to be di- 
vided Equally Among them as they come of age to be paid by my Eldest Son Theophilus out of 
s<i one hundred forty six Acres Provided he hath a Quiett and Peaceable Possession of the same 
Item I give & bequeath to my three Younger Sons and three Daughters as above said 
the Other two thirds of all the Moveables after all s<l Debts are fully Satisfied to be Equally di- 
vided Amongst them and to remaine in ye Custody of my Wife Frances for the bringing up of 
the said Children during her Widdowhood or as long as she shall keep the Children : And in 
case any of ye sd Six Children dye : him her or they so dying : then his hers or their part, or 
proportion, to fall to the Survyvor or Survyvors then living in Equall parts & Portions 

Item And I do hereby Constitute make & Ordaine my well beloved Wife Frances 
Phillips to be my only & sole Executrix — And my well beloved friends Thomas Lambert and 
Robt Laning I Authorize and Appoint to be Overseers, and Trustees of this my Last Will and 
Testament & of all & Singular my Lands Messuages and Tenements by my Sons Theophilus 
and John Phillips to be possessed of and Enjoyed And also to have full power & lawful Authority 
to Act and do all manner of things & things necessary to be done for the use Benefitt profitt 
& behoof of my Said Executrix and Children — According to ye true intent & meaning of this 
my Will & testament in & touching the Said Lands Messuages tenements and Legacys therein 
Contained & Expressed : And In Case my Said Executrix Shall Contract Matrimony If Occa- 
sion be required to take & dispose of the Children & Legacys According to the Best of your 
Judgment for the benefitt profitt & Security of the Said Children And I do hereby revoke and 
DisanuU all former Wills testaments & Legacys Bequest & Executors by me in any way before 
This time Named Willed & bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no Other to be my Last 
Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seall the day and 
Year Above Written — Sighned Sealled Published pronounced and declared by the s<3 Theophilus 
Phillips as his last Will and Testament In ye Psence of ns 

the Subscribers Vizt 


Peter P D Buckhout 

Stephen Chalmas 
Tho. Broderwick 

^yh^^ JitSUlpi 

The inventory of his property is added : 

Maidenhead the 19 of March 1708-9 

An inventory of the goods and Chattels of Theophilus Phillips late of Maidenhead 


In Primis /■. s. d. 

His park apparell & Walking Stick 0,6 10 00 

for Pater 0,2 16 00 

for one mortar with one Candlestick 0,0 8 00 

for hearthenwhere o o 18 00 

for old Iron bel & gimbelets with sides 0176 

for 2 sadles 03 o o 

for one sive woodenWhere 00 17 6 

for one paire of Cords 0046 


£ s. d. 

for one fryen pane 0060 

for tow paires of stilliards o i 10 o 

for 3 pr wheels to spon 01 20 

for 2 beds with Covering & bed Stead 09 o o 

for 2 brocken Iron pots and othere houseld ints 0140 

for Chears peall rondlelet 00 80 

foronetable 0030 

for one lookingglas with one broch 00 i 8 

for one old sword with one lanteme 0060 

for one paire tongues and shovel 00 4 o 

for tobes axes grinding stone 0100 

for betle wedges Clavesos o o 10 o 

for one waggon and tackling with one plow and sledge 05 o o 

for hagsd tobes and others o o 15 o 

for Aleven Catties & tow Calves 2700 

for thre Godes 0800 

for Swones 0600 

for sheeps o 8 10 o 

for tow Geldings 0500 

for 90 Bouchels of Wheate 1800 

for one Churn with one half Bouchel measure o o 10 o 

for Green Wheate 2 o 00 o 

for one table with smotheu Iron o i 00 o 

£. s. d. 

For tow bills due to me from Wm. lyorenson 131 11 2 

Amounting the sume of fourteen pound 14 8 o 

Eight shill 

14 : 8 : o) 145 19 2 

fiined since flacks for 11 shillings 

more wich must bee added — to — o : 11 : o) 
Error Excepted 

Jasper Smith 
Timothy Booker 

Peter P D Bouckout 

Keziah Phillips" was the great-granddaughter of Tbeophilus Phillips^ , 

died January 26, 1689, was prominent in the affairs of Newtown, L,. I., having 
been a freeman in 1675, the "Packer," March 29, 1676, Town Surveyor, 1679, 
and Town Clerk from 1684 to 1689, the year of his death. His name appears on 
the Dongan Charter, November 25, 1686. He was probably married three times, 
the first wife, Ann Hunt, daughter of Ralph Hunt\ and his wife, Elizabeth 
Jessup, daughter of Edward Jessup, being the mother of Theophilus*. The name 
of the second wife is unknown. The third wife, married 1685, was Elizabeth 
Townsend* (John', John', Thomas'). Sir Roger Townsend, Bart, ancestor, of 
Elizabeth, was a near neighbor of Christopher Phillips in Rainham, England. 

Ann Hunt^ the wife of Theophilus Phillips', was the daughter of Ralph 
Hant\ who was born in England, came to America in 1632, and died in 1677. ^^ 
1652 he assisted in founding Newtown, 1,. I., in 1656 was on " Indian Rate" i£, 
January 9, 1663 one of seven to conduct town affairs, 1662 magistrate, 1663 
denounced for resisting Dutch authority in the attempt to form a union with Con- 
necticut, May 5, 1664 freeman of Connecticut, April 3, 1664 surveyor to view 
Indian reserved lands, 1665 town officer of " Hastings," April 21, 1665 com- 
missioned, by Governor Nicoll, lieutenant of militia, March, 1665, November, 
1666, April, 1667, April, 1670-72 Overseer, December 4, 1666 Freeholder of 
Newtown, January 4, 166% he, with ten others, enclose a common field, March 
I, 1667 Nicoll's patent, April 2, 1667 constable, January i, 1668 appointed 
permanent Surveyor, 1671 appropriates land for a church, August 31, 1673 
"Schepen" under Dutch.* 

* Colonial Documents, II, 592. 


The will of Theophilus', 1688, is appended :* 

In the name of God, Amen. 
This three & twentyeth day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred 
eighty & eight. 

THEOPHILOS PHILLIPS of Newto wue in Queens County on Long Island in the prov- 
ince of New Yorke in America being in perfect memory in sound & whole mind, God the 
giver of all good gifts be praised, considering that it is appointed for all men once to dye & that 
the time when it shall please God to call man out of this miserable world is uncertaine, where- 
fore not willing to depart this transient life intestate, revoking & clearly abrogating all former 
wills & testaments & making this my last will & testament. 

First & before all things I commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God & Merci- 
ful Father, Then first I will & require that all my just debts shall be paid, then I give unto my 
loving wife, Elizabeth the one half of the moveables within doors and the third part of the 
moveables without doors, then I doe order that my negros shall live with my wife ten years & 
then to returue to my son Theophilus, then I will that my wife shall enjoy the house & land soe 
long as she remains a widow or that she pleases to live with my children, viz; during the time 
of her widowhood. Then I will and require that my son Theophilus shall have my house & 
land that my dwelling house stands upon & the land that the bam stands upon running from 
the Hill to Jonathan Hazard's land & the third part of the meadow in Smith's meadow. Then 
I bequeath unto my son Theophilus six acres of woodland bounded on two sides by Jeremiah 
Burroughs his land & a piece of meadow at the head of the Kills. 

Then I bequeath unto my two sons, viz; William & Phillip all the rest of my land to be 
equally divided between them. Then I bequeath unto my son William a piece of meadow at 
South lying on the south side of Long Neck joyning to Edward Hunts meadow. Then I be- 
queath unto my son William one third part of my meadow in Smiths Meadow. Then I bequeath 
the one third part of my meadow in Smiths Meadow to my son Phillip & one piece of meadow 
at south lying at the east end of long neck with half the right that shall appeare, the other half 
right that may appeare to my son William. Then I bequeath uuto my daughter Hannah one 
feather bed. Then I bequeath the other half of my moveables to be equally divided between 
my daughters Hannah, Elizabeth & Mary & my child that is not yet borne whether it be a son 
or a daughter. Then I bequeath unto my two youngest children seen & the third that is not 
seen to each of them one cow. Then I bequeath unto my wife the bed whereon I lye with the 
furniture belonging to it & that in part of her half of the moveables. Then I bequeath to my 
daughter Anna the furniture belonging to the bed which I gave her. Then I bequeath to my 
daughter Anna one three year old heifer. Then I will that when the negros come to return to 
my sou Theophilus at the expiration of ten yeares that he shall pay within one yeare after unto 
the rest of my children three pound apiece beginning at the eldest first soe paying yearly three 
pound. Then I bequeath the rest of the moveables within doors uuto my three sons, viz; 
Theophilus, William & Phillip. Then my will is that if the Towne will be so kind as they have 
partly promised to give me a quantity of land 1 bequeath it unto my child that is not yet borne 
if it lives, if not I would have it divided between my three daughters as witness my hand and 
seal the day & year above written. Theophilus Phillips, L.S. 

Signed & Sealed in the pressence of us 
Daniell Phillips, 
George Wood. 

Then my will is that my wife & my son Theophilus shall administer upon the estate & she to keep 
her power during her widowhood & my desire that my children shall live together if they agree, 
if not I desire that father Townsend & brother Joseph Phillips & brother Edward Hunt & brother 
John Hunt shall look after them & put them out to a trade, viz; the two youngest William & 
Phillip or either of them it is to be understood that the six acres of woodland that I gave to my 
son Theophilus lyes on the west side of my land. 

Then I give unto my son Theophilus my longest gun and biggest sword & my buff coate. Then 
I bequeath my short gun & rapier to my son William, Jt. I bequeath all the corn within doors 
& without for the use of the family as witness my hand the day & year within mentioned. 

Signed & sealed in the sight & presence of us /^k^^/^KdeCuO (^'^ ^•®- 
Daniell Phillips, / *** / 

George Wood 

This eighteenth day of February 1688-9 these appeared before me George Wood & Daniell 
Phillips & testify ed upon oath that they saw the within mentioned Theophilus Phillips, deceased 
affix his hand & scale to both these within mentioned writtings. 

John Townsend, Senr. 
Queens County, S.S. 

Att an Inferior Court of Pleas hoi den at Jamaica for the County aforesaid on the tenth 
day of Aprill one thousand six hundred eighty & nyne the within written will & testament of 
the within named Theophilus Phillips was proved by the oaths of the within mentioned Daniell 
Phillips & George Wood & the widow ordered to give bond that she exhibit to the next Court a 
true inventory of all the goods, chattels & creditts belonging to the Testator at the time of his 
decease. Andrew Gibb, Clk. 

Entered the tenth day of Aprill one thousand six hundred eighty & nyne, by Andrew Gibb, Clk. 

* Recorded at Jamaica, I(Ong Island. 


Ralph Hunt's wife Elizabeth Jessup' was the daughter of Edward Jessap^, 

who came from Yorkshire, England, prior to 1649, belonged to the Broom Hall 
family of the name living near SheflBeld, England, was one of the first settlers of 
Stamford, Conn., afterward of Newtown, L. I., and one of the two original pat- 
entees of West Farms, N. Y., where he was a magistrate, and died in 1666 (will). 
He married Elizabeth Burroughs, sister of John, of Newtown * came to New- 
town in 1652, was nominated as magistrate, not confirmed by Directors and 
Council, 1653 deputy to Boston, September 15, 1655 present at New Amster- 
dam on the night of the battle with the Indians, 1656 "Indian Rate" ^4, January 
15, 1657 applied for " the liberty of the aforesaid creek (Wessel's Creek) to build 
a mill," 1659-62 magistrate under the Dutch, March 13, 1662 empowered to 
levy a tax of five stivers on the acre to pay town debt, July 7, 1662 appointed to 
wait upon the Director in reference to tithes, September, 1663 went to West- 
chester for company to beat arms against the Dutch, 1663 denounced as traitor 
by the Dutch, and 1665 deputy from Westchester County to convention which 
formulated the Duke's Laws. t 

Elizabeth Burroughs and John Burroughs, says Dr. Cooley,J are "most 
probably of the family of Rev. Jeremiah Burroughs," a Westminster divine, who 
preached at Stepney and Cripplegate, a graduate of Cambridge, a learned man, 
and the author of twenty-five works, who died November 14, 1646, aged 46. 

Keziah Phillips" was the great-great-granddaughter of Zerubabel 
Phillips^, who was born at Watertown, Mass., April 6, 1632, and died on Eong 
Island, 1687. He removed from Massachusetts to Southampton, L. I., where he 
is found upon the tax list in 1657 as Ensign and head of a family. "July 12, 
1662, Sorobabell Phillips marked a 3-year old horse with a hapeny under the off 
ear and J. C. on the far shoulder, being a blackish brown and sould it prsently to 
Isacke hedges, brought up by Jeremy mechin and George Miller. "§ In the same 
year he was Ensign, and in 1668 and 1669 was Eieutenant of Militia. His name 
appears in 1668 on the occasion of the reception given to Governor Eovelace. 
July 4, 1672, he was granted a license for a house of entertainment in Southamp- 
ton, E. I. In 1683, on his report of thetaxables, he signs himself Constable. He 
appears to have been married three times. His first wife's name is unknown, his 
second, to whom he was married in 1663, was Ann White, widow of John White.** 
In 1687 he was married to Martha Herrick, daughter of James. 

The inventory tt of Zerubabel Phillips's estate is as follows : 

An inventory and aprizement of the estate of Zerobabell Phillips of Southampton, late 
deceased, in the County of Suffolk in the Province of New York, taken by us John JefiFrys, 
John Howell, Jun., and Samuell Johnes, who were sworn thereunto before Major Howell this 
ninth day of October 1687 : 

£■ s. d. 

Item, 2 oxen t£ 10 ; 2 steers ^£ 10 ; three cows 6^ 10 ; 3 horses 4^ 22 10 o 

To one yearling bull and a yearling steer 40s ; 3 horses •]£ 10 9 10 o 

5 shoates 2£ and 8 sheep 2£; a feather bed and fumeyture; a boulster & 

rug, 2 sheets, a blanket and pillows and curtains 11 10 o 

His wareing apparrell, sword and belt ^£ 15 , old table cloth & 6 old 

napkins 9s 540 

To 2 old course table cloaths, % duzen of napkins 8 s ; three payrs of 

sheets 4 of ym old 35 s 230 

* American Ancestry, III., 135 ; see also under Samuel Moore^ and Sarah Green*. 

t Thompson's lyOng Island. 

J Early Settlers of Trenton and Kwing, Cooley, 17. 

g Easthampton Records, II, 163. 

** Easthampton Records, II, 238 ; the will of John White, May 23, 1662, August 24, 1662, leaves land to wife Ann 
and son John. 

tt Liber A of Deeds, 5, Suffolk County, N. Y. 


£ s. d. 
To a small feather bed, boulster, old rugg & old sheet with another pr. 

of old sheets & bed stead 300 

A great chayre and a chest 8s ; to 4/ of wood 2 s 6 ; Indian corn 2^ 12 6 3 30 
A cubord and 2 chests i£ ; 10 platters sum of them old 25 s ; 10 pots, 

flagon bassins and other pewter 25 s 4 10 o 

A great old brass kettle 35 s ; a spitt and old & warming pan & churns us 2 60 
To 2 tramils, tongues, gridiron & peele 1 1 s 

To I iron kettle & 3 small iron pots 1 8 s 2 40 

To 2 brass pans 28 s ; 2 little brass scellets ; a little kettle 2 10 o 

The negroes beding and bedsted 20s ; 2 chests 2 selves, a cream pot 13s.. i 13 o 

2 bags 4 s ; an iron kettle 9 s ; sadle, pillion & all old 10= i 03 o 

Three tables &c 30s and chayre ten shillings, to a negro woman 20^.... 22 o o 

Plow and cart tackling and borrow &c 250 

Sithes and grindston, 2 old axes & ye spade 15 s; the hay 50 s ; a pr. of 

andirns 12s 3 17 o 

Forks, beetle & wedg ; i old matluk 5 s ; a small brass morter and 

lathern 6s6 o 11 6 

To 4 pillow beers 9 s ; a wicker chayre & sides 7s; ye lumber in ye 

house 5s 110 

98 i8 6 
The above inventory is taken and aprized by us according to money this tenth day of 
October 1687. Attest our hands. 

John Jefrys 

John Howell, Jun. 

Samuell Johnes 

At a Court of Session held at Southold October 19th, 1687, was by Martha Phillips, 
Relict to ye said Zerobabell Phillips, the aforesaid inventory presented with a petition to admin- 
ister thereupon without giving bond for the same, which was accordingly granted to Letter of 
Administration to administer thereon according to law. 

Abram Corey. John Howell, Clark. 

Keziah Phillips* was the great-great-great-granddaughter of ^ev. George 
Phillips, sometimes called "the founder of Congregationalism in America," 
was born in Rainham, Norfolk County, England, in 1593, and died at Watertown, 
Mass., July i, 1644. He was originally minister of the established church* in 
Boxted, Essex County, England, was a non-conformist ; he received his B.A. 
at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1613, and his A.M. in 1617. He 
left England, April 12, 1630, and came to America in the Arbella with Gov. 
Winthrop, arriving at Salem, Mass., June 12, 1630, and was one of the founders 
of Bay Colony. He became the first pastor of the Watertown Church July, 1630. 
At one time he was a member of the Governor's Council. It is said that " he was 
the first to bring about the institution of a representative government." He was 
the ancestor of a distinguished body of men, notably, of John Phillips, first Mayor 
of Boston, of Lieutenant-Governor Phillips, of Massachusetts, of Samuel and 
John Phillips, founders of the Phillips Academies at Exeter and Andover, of 
Edward, the benefactor of Harvard, of Wendell, the great American orator, of 
Phillips Brooks, late Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Cotton Mather in his Magnaliaf thus eulogizes him : 


Vita Ministri est Censura et Cynosura. 

Not only the common sign-posts of every town, but also some famous orders of knight- 
hood in the most famous nations of Europe, have entertained us with traditions of a certain 
champion, by the name of St. GEORGE dignified and distinguished. Now, whilst many do, 
with Calvin, reckon this notable St. George, with his brother, St. Kit, among the larvae and 
fables of the romantic monks, others from the honourable mention of him in so many liturgies, 
do think there might be such a man ; but then he must be no other, neither better nor worse, in 

* American Ancestry, VII, 118. 
t Mather's Magnalia, I, 375. 


the most probable opinion of Raiuolds, than George the Arrian bishop of Alexandria, the an- 
tagonist and adversary of Athanasius ; of this memorable trooper, the Arrians feigned miracles, 
and with certain disguises imposed the fame of him upon the orthodox. But the churches of 
New England being wholly unconcerned with any such a St. George, and wishing that they 
had been less concerned with many Quakers, whose chief apostles have been so many of them 
called Georges, but in effect so many dragons, there was one George who was indeed among the 
first saints of New England ! and that excellent man of our land was Mr. George Philips. 

He was born at Raymund,* in the county of Norfolk ; descended of honest parents, who 
were encouraged by his great proficiency at the grammar school to send him unto the univer- 
sity, where his good invention, strong memory, and solid judgment, with the blessing of God 
upon all attained a degree of learning that may be called eminent. The diligent reading of the 
fathers, while he was yet himself among young men, was one of the things that gave a special 
ornament unto that skill in theology, whereto he attained ; but that which yet further fitted 
him to become a divine, was his being " made partaker of the divine nature," by the sanctifica- 
tion of all his abilities for the service of God, in a true regeneration. 

Devoting himself to the work of the ministry, his employment befel him at Boxford, 
in Essex ; whereof he found much acceptance with good men ; as being a man " mighty in the 
scriptures." But his acquaintance with the writings and persons of some old non-conformists 
had instilled into him such principles about church-government, as were like to make him un- 
acceptable unto some who then drove the world before them. Some of these principles he had 
intimated in his publick preaching, whereupon some of his unsatisfied hearers repaired unto 
old Mr. Rogers, of Dedham, with some intimations of their dissatisfaction. But Mr. Rogers, 
although he had not much studied the controversy, yet had so high a respect for Mr. Philips, 
that he said, he ' ' believed Mr. Philips would preach nothing without some good evidence for 
it from the word of God, and therefore they should be willing to regard whatever Mr. Philips 
might, from that word, make evident unto them." And as for Mr. Philips, the more he was 
put upon the study and searching of the truth, in the matter controverted, the more he was 
confirmed in his own opinion of it. 

When the spirit of persecution did at length, with the extremest violence, urge a con- 
formity to ways and parts of divine worship, conscientiously scrupled by such persons as our 
Mr. Philips, he, with many more of his neighbors, entertained thoughts of transporting them- 
selves and their families into the deserts of America, to prosecute and propagate the glorious de- 
signs of the gospel, and spread the light of it in those " goings dowu of the sun," and being re- 
solved accordingly to accompany the excellent Mr. Winthrop in that undertaking, he, with 
many other devout Christians, embarked for New England, where they arrived in the year 
1630, through the good hand of God upon them. Here, quickly after his landing, he lost the 
desire of his eyes, in the death of his desirable consort, who, though an only child, had cheer- 
fully left her parents, to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with her husband in a terrible wilderness. 
At Salem she died, entering into the everlasting peace, and was very solemnly interred near the 
Right Honorable the Lady Arabella, the sister of the Earl of Lincoln, who also took New 
England in her way to heaven. 

Mr. Philips, with several gentlemen and other Christians, having chosen a place upon 
Charles River for a town, which they called Water-Town, they resolved that they would com- 
bine into a church-fellowship there, as their first work, and build the house of God before they 
could build many houses for themselves; thus they " sought, first, the kingdom of God ! " 
And, indeed, Mr. Philips being better acquainted with the true church discipline than most of 
the ministers that came with him into the country, their proceedings about the gathering and 
ordering of their church, were methodical enough, though not made in all things a pattern for 
all the rest. Upon a day set apart for solemn fasting and prayer, the very next month after 
they came ashore, they entered into this holy covenant. 

"July 30, 1630. 

" We whose names are hereto subscribed, having through God's mercy escaped out of 
pollutions of the world, and been taken into the society of his people, with all thankfulness do 
hereby both with heart and hand acknowledge, that his gracious goodness and fatherly care 
towards us, and for further and more full declaration thereof, to the present and future ages, 
have undertaken (for the promoting of his glory and the church's good, and the honour of our 
blessedjesus, inour more full and free subjecting of ourselves and ours, under his gracious gov- 
ernment, in the practice of, and obedience unto all his holy ordinances and orders, which he hath 
pleased to prescribe and impose upon us), a long and hazardous voyage from east to west 
from Old England in Europe, to New-England in America ; that we may walk before him, and 
'serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our lives,' and being safely 
arrived here and thus far onwards peaceably preserved by his special providence, that we may 
bring forth our intentions into actions, and perfect our resolutions, in the beginnings of some 
just and meet executions ; we have separated the day above written from all other services, and 
dedicated it wholly to the Lord in divine employments, for a day of afflicting our souls' and 
humbhng ourselves before the Lord, to seek him, and at his hands, a way to walk in, by fast- 
ing and prayer, that we might know what was good in his sight : and the Lord was intreated of 

"For in the end of that day, after the finishing of our publick duties, we do all, before 
we depart, solemnly and with all our hearts, personally, man by man for our selves and ours 

* Savage says St. Martins, Raynham. 


(charging them before Christ and his elect angels, even them that are not here with us this day, 
or are yet unborn, that they keep the promise unblameably and faithfully unto the coming of 
our Ivord Jesus) promise, and enter into a sure covenant with the Lord our God, and before 
Him with one another, by oath and serious protestation made, to renounce all idolatry and su- 
perstition, will-worship, all human traditions and inventions whatsoever, in the worship of 
God ; and forsaking all evil ways, do give our selves wholly unto the Lord Jesus, to do him 
faithful service, observing and keeping all his statutes, commands and ordinances, in all mat- 
ters concerning our reformation ; his worship, administrations, ministry, and government ; and 
in the carriage of ourselves among ourselves and one towards another, as he hath prescribed 
in his holy word. Further swearing to cleave unto that alone, and the true sense and mean- 
ing thereof to the utmost of our power, as unto the most clear light and infallible rule, and 
all-sufficient canon, in all things that concern us in this our way. In witness of all, we do ex- 
animo, and in the presence of God, hereto set our names or marks, in the day and year above 

About forty men, whereof the first was that excellent Knight Sir Richard Saltonstal, 
then subscribed this instrument, in order unto their coalescence into a church-estate, which I 
have the more particularly recited, because it was one of the first ecclesiastical transactions of 
this nature managed in the colony. But in after time, they that joined unto the church, sub- 
scribed a form of the covenant, somewhat altered, with a " confession of faith " annexed unto 

A church of believers being thus gathered at Watertown, this reverend man continued 
for divers years among them, faithfully discharging the duties of his ministry to the " flock, 
whereof he was made the overseer ; " and as a " faithful steward giving to every one their meat 
in due season." Herein he demonstrated himself to be a real divine ; but not in any thing more 
than in his most intimate acquaintance with the divine oracles of the Scripture ; being fully of 
Jerom's perswasion, Ama Scientiam Scripturarum, et Vitia Carnis non amabis. He had so 
thoroughly perused and pondered them, that he was able on the sudden to turn unto any text, 
without the help of Concordances ; and they were so much his delight, that as it has been by 
some of his family affirmed, " he read overthe whole Bible sixtimes every year : " nevertheless 
he did use to say, "That every time he read the Bible, he observed or collected something, 
which he never did before." There was a famous prince of Transylvania, who found the time 
to read over the Bible no less than twenty-seven times. There was a famous King of Arragon, 
who read over the Bible fourteen times, with Lyra's Commentaries. A religious person, who 
was a close prisoner in a dark dungeon, having a candle brought him, for the few minutes in 
the day when his poor meals were to be eaten, chose then to read a little of his Bible, and eat 
his necessary food when the candle was gone. Yea, the Emperour Theodosius wrote out the 
New Testament with his own hand ; and Bonaventure did as much by the Old ; and some have, 
like Zuinglius and Beza, lodged vast paragraphs of it in the memories. Among such memora- 
ble students in the Scriptures, our Philips deserves to havesomereraembrance: who was fully of 
the opinion expressed by Luther, "If the letters of Princes are to be read three times over, 
surely then God's letters (as Gregory calls the Scriptures) are to be read seven times thrice, yea 
seventy times seven, and, if it could be, a thousand times over ; ' ' and he might say with Ridley, 
giving an account of how much of the Bible he had learnt by heart, ' ' Though in time a great 
part of the study departed from me, yet the sweet smell thereof, I trust, I shall carry with me 
to heaven." Indeed being well skilled in the original tongues, he could see further into the 
Scriptures than most other men and thereby being "made wise unto salvation," he also be- 
came " a man of God, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. " 

Hence also he became an able disputant, and ready upon all occasions to maintain 
what he delivered from the word of God, for which cause his hearers counted him, ' ' the ir- 
refragable Doctor," though he were so humble and modest, as to be very averse unto disputa- 
tion until driven thereto by extream necessity. One of his hearers after some conference with 
him'about infant-baptism, and several points of church-discipline, obtained a copy of the argu- 
ments in writing for his further satisfaction. This copy the man sends over to England, which 
an Anabaptist there published with a pretended confutation ; whereby the truth lost nothing, 
for Mr. Philips hereupon published a judicious treatise, entitled, " A Vindication of Infant-Bap- 
tism," whereto there is added another, "Of the Church." This book was honorably received 
and mentioned, by the eminent assembly of London ministers ; and a preface full of honour was 
thereto prefixed by the famous Mr. Thomas Shepard ; notwithstanding the diffi^rence between 
him and Mr. PhiHps, upon one or two points, whereabout those two learned neighbors managed 
a controversy with so much reason, and yet candor and kindness, that if all theological con- 
troversies had been so handled, we need not so much wish, Liberari ab Implacabilibus Theolo- 

About fourteen years continued he in his ministry at Watertown, in which time his 
ministry was blessed for the conversion of many unto God, and for the edification and confir- 
mation of many that were converted. He was, indeed, " a good man, and full of faith, and of 
the Holy Ghost • and for that cause he was not only in publick, but in private also, very full 
of holy discourse on all occasions ; especially on the Lord's day at noon, the time intervening 
between the two exercises, he would spend in conferring with such of his good people as re- 
sorted unto his house, at such a rate as marvellously ministered grace unto the hearers ; not 
wanting any time then, as it seems, for any further preparations than what he had still afore- 
hand made for the publick sermons of the afternoon. 

He laboured under many bodily infirmities : but was especially liable unto the cholick, 
the extremity of one fit whereof, was the wind which carried him afore it into the haven of eter- 



nal rest, on July i, in the year 1644, much desired and lamented by his church at Watertown, 
who testified their affection to their deceased pastor by a special care to promote and perfect the 
education of his eldest son, whereof all the country, but especially the town of Rowly, have 
since reaped the benefit. 

Hie Jacet Georgius Philippi. 
Vir Incomparabilis, nisi Samuelem genuisset. 

Tradition says that the old house on the Watertown road, opposite the an- 
cient burial ground, was the residence of the Rev. George Phillips. This house 
has been somewhat modernized in its external appearance. According to the old 
style, the second story projected over the first, but that has been made into a mod- 
ern piazza. The interior retains many marks of its antiquity. By a record in 
"Prince's Annals," Mr. Phillips's first house was built in 1630, and this was 
probably his second house built on the parsonage lot. It stands back from the 
road, and still makes a very respectable appearance.* 

Rev. George Phillips's first wife, Elizabeth Sargeant, died shortly after his 
arrival in America. His second wife was probably the widow of Capt. Robert 
Weldon ; she died June 27, 1681. 

Keziah Phillips" was the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Cbristo- 
pher Phillips, who was born about 1560 and lived at St. Martin's, Raymund, Nor- 
folk County, England, neighbor of Sir Roger Townsend, Baronet, the ancestor of 
Elizabeth Townsend who was the third wife of Theophilus Phillips^ ' ' a gen- 
tleman of moderate fortune." 

Capt. John Moore* and Keziah Phillips and LoVe Prout had 

1077. 11 Nathaniel^, 6. 1735, Trenton, N. J., 

m. Eleanor Van Brunt, b. 1740 ±, 
d. September 9, 1798 ; he d, Novem- 
ber 4, 1798, intestate. [1087] 

1078. ||Theophii<ds*, l>. December 5, 1739, 

m. Rhoda Phillips (Justice John, of 
Pennington, N. J.), d. in Franklin 
Township, Somerset County, 1825, 
(will) ; hed. 1805, Amwell, Hunter- 
don County, N. J., intestate. [1653] 

1079. IISergeantJ John*, b. June, 1746, 

Hopewell, N. J., m. December 22, 
1774, Sarah Carpenter (Henry, of 
Ewing); he d. March 27, 1815, Hun- 
terdon County, N. J., aet. 69, in- 
testate. [1770] 

1080. EWZABETH^ d. 1 75 1, unmarried, d. 

December 7, 1818, aet. 67 (will). 

1081. ||AMOS^ m. August 22, 1769, [I,], I. 

Ann Smith' (Jonathan*, Andrew'), 
b. 1746, d. August 27, 1777; March 
23, 1790, 2. at the Second Presbyte- 
rian Church, Philadelphia, Dorothy 

Hutchinson, d. March, 1834 (will), 
aet. 86 ; he d. April 29, 1814, intes- 
tate. [2076] 

1082. William*, m. August 22, 1778, [L], 

Mary Smith (Jonathan*, Andrew'); 
he (?) removed to Sussex County, 

1083. IISamdel*, b. 1754, Hopewell, N. J., m. 

September 27, 1781, Sarah Green* 
(Richard'.of Ewing, N. J., Richard*, 
William'), by Rev. Elihu Spencer, 
pastor of the First Church of Tren- 
ton, b. February 22, 1759, d. Jan- 
uary 15, 1829, Easton, Pa.; he d. 
March 9, 1799, Easton, Pa., intes- 
tate. [2112] 

1084. II Keziah*, m. Titus. 

1085. Sarah*, m. John Smith" (Jonathan*, 

Andrew'). [2328] 

1086. Joseph*, m. Palmer. 


1077. Nathaniel Moore' (Capt. John', Justice Nathaniel', CaptSamue?, 
Rev. John') and Eleanor Van ^runt. 

The following paper shows the associates of several of the sons of Capt. John 
Moore in 1769 : 

We the subscribers hereunto do Promise and Oblige ourselves to pay to Samuel Moore 
[1072] and Jeremiah Woolsey (or to either of them), both of Hopewell, in the County of Hun- 

* Ancient Houses, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, XXII, 65, 1868, 
t Hunt family Bible, Ohio. 


terdon, and Western Division of the Province of New Jersey, the sums of money as against our 
names affixed, on or before the first day of December next ensuing the date hereof ; the said 
Bum or sums of Moneys being for the use and propriety of the Rev. Mr. John Guild as his Sti- 
pend or Sallery for preaching and attending on the Service of God, three Fourths of his time as 
heretofore has been usual and Customary at the Meeting house in Pennington. Given under 
our Hands, and dated this twelfth day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
Seven hundred and Sixty-nine. 

*Ralph Hart, Joseph Moore, David Adair, Amos Moore, John Moore, Joseph Hart, John 
Welling, Jr., Theo's Bainbridge, Miss Ringoe, Nathaniel Moore, John Carpenter, Timothy 
Hunt, Moore Scott, Foster Burrowes, Henry Mershon, Jeremiah Woolsey, Ralph Hart, Nathan 
Moore, Stephen Burrowes, Andrew Muirheid, Asa'h Hunt, Wm. Bryant, William Burk, An- 
drew HoflF, Edward Cornell, Benjamin Titus, John Ketcham, Edward Hunt, Sr., Ephraim Titus, 
Job Burrowes, Stephen Burrowes, Jr., Wm. Campbell, George Huss, Theophilus Moore, Joseph 
Baldwin, Thomas Baldwin, Robert Combes, Henry Baker, Noah Hart, Amos Hart, Matthias 
Baker, Jacob Ashton, Joseph Vankirk, Reuben Armitage, John Hart, (name torn out), Richard 
Hart, Martha Lanning, John Temple, Nathaniel Reed, Philip Roberts, Samuel Hart, Gershom 
Moore, Naomy Reed, Noah Hunt, Samuel Titus, Nathan Hunt, Edmund Herin, John Baker, 
Thomas Houghton, Lott, William Cornell, Josiah Hart, Timothy Smith, Simeon Phil- 
lips, Seth Field, Daniel Howell, John Akers, Joseph Titus, Edward Hunt, John Hunt, Robert 
Laning, Ralph Laning, John Titus, Benjamin Cornell, Joshua Bunn, James Hunt, Catherine 
Christopher, Thomas Blackwell, Joseph Burrowes, Job Sayer.f 

Nathaniel Moore^ lived at a place six miles from Trenton and two from 
Pennington. During or after the Revolution he removed to Trenton, residing on 
Calhoun Street. J He owned Beatty's Ferry. Adjutant General Stryker later 
owned and occupied this property. During the war he was Sergeant§ of Capt. 
Hoppock's Company of the Third Regiment, Hunterdon County. The following 
loss** which he suffered is on record : 

No. 47. Inventory of the L,oss and Damage Nathaniel Moore sustained by the Ameri- 
can Army in February 1777. 

60 Bushels Wheat at 6s 18.00.00 

J^ Ton Clover Hay 2.00.00 

Sworn to by Nathaniel Moore. 20.00.00 

In the proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Societyft the following in- 
teresting letters are found : 

Mr. Beesley presented, with the Box, its history as written by his father-in-law, Mr. 
Amos C. Moore, in 1849, as follows : 

This Tobacco BoxJt formerly belonged to one of the Hessians captured by General Wash- 
ington at Trenton on the memorable morning of the 26th, December, 1776. After the battle, 
some of the Hessians were allotted to different families in the town, and among the rest eight 
of them were placed with my father, Nathaniel Moore, for whose kind treatment when they 
left, one of them presented him with this Tobacco Box, stating it was all he had to give and ex- 
pressed regret that he had nothing of more value to offer. It was received by him and kept as 
a memento until his death in 1798, since which time a period of fifty one years it has been in the 
possession of the subscriber, his son. My father kept the ferry at Lamberton for many years, 
during and after the Revolution, and I recollect when General Washington crossed the river on 
his way to New York, in 1789, to be inaugurated, my father had his ferry boat tastefully deco- 
rated with an arch of evergreens at each end. I was then a boy about thirteen years of age and 
immediately after crossing, he with a number of gentlemen and officers among whom were 
Generals Mifflin, Proctor, Patterson, Col. Wray, Col. Hooper and General Philemon Dickinson 
mounted on horses and proceeded to Trenton Bridge on the Assanpink, where the grand civic 
arch was erected and where the matrons and their daughters dressed in white were in readiness 
to receive him. I had followed on after the cavalcade and as soon as the General came up to the 
arch he stopped his horse and remained uncovered until the ode was sung, when he acknowl- 
edged the compliment briefly and passed onward, the matrons and misses strewing his way 
with flowers. The words of the ode are a matter of history. I still have a distinct recollection 
of them. 

Dennisville, Cape May Co., March 21st, 1849. Amos C. Moore. 

* First name torn off. 

t History of the First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, at Pennington, N. J., Rev. George Hale, D.D. 

t Adj. Gen. Stryker. 

\ Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, Stryker, 469. 

** Trenton, N. J., Weekly True American, Nov. 22, 1895, original in State Department, Trenton, N. J. 

ft Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, X, 2, 74. 

tt The tobacco box is described in the Proceedings of the N. J. Historical Society. 



Dr. Beesley says in addition : 

Mrs. Sarah Hand sister of Amos C. Moore, who signed the within paper, was one of the 
thirteen misses who were dressed in white and sung the ode and threw flowers in the path of 
Washington in his passage over the Assanpink Bridge in 1789. She is still living at Cape May 
Court House with her son, Jonathan Hand, Esq., County Clerk, has a vivid recollection of the 
scene at the Assanpink, is now in her 87th year and is probably the only person living who was 
present upon that interesting and memorable occasion. 
Dennisville, January 31st, 1865. Maurice Beesley. 

Nathaniel Moore'* died intestate in 1798 and his son Cornelius was made 
administrator the same year on April 21. 

Nothing has been learned of Eleanor Van Brunt, except that Mrs. Sarah 
Ellen Husted says that her Grandmother Hand used to sing Dutch songs to her 
which she had learned of her mother, that Eleanor came to this country from Ger- 
many (Holland ?) when she was twelve years old and lived in Trenton until she 
married Nathaniel Moore. 

Nathaniel Moore* and Eleanor Van Brunt had 



IIKkziah", 6. September g, 1760, m. 
John Douglass; she d. at Goschen 
Creek, near Dennisville, Cape 
May County, N. J. [1096] 

IJCoRNEUDS'*, b. October 26, 1762, m. 
July 20, 1784, in Christ Church, 
Philadelphia, Sarah Hill (James, of 
Trenton, N. J.), b. March 27, 1768, 
d. May 15, 1856 ; he d. November 
8, 1820, Philadelphia, Pa. [1262] 

1089. IIEsther", 6. March 4, 1765, m. Jabez 

Ashmore ; removed to Ohio. 


1090. liJoHN", &. August 4, 1767, m. March 6, 

1791, in Gloria Dei Church, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Hannah Price (Jo- 
seph, of Harbourtown, N.J.) rf. 1835 ; 
he d. February 12, 1834, aet. 69, in 
Philadelphia, Pa. [1327] 
HENOCH*, b. at Trenton,N.J., December 
27, 1768, m. January 10, 1796, Eliz- 
beth Harris (Barney C, 1745-1825), 
b. at Wilmington, Del., February 25, 
1773, d. December 5, 1817 ; he d. 
October 7, 1822. [1381] 


1092. Ei,iZABSTH*, 6. May 5,1771; remained 

at Trenton. 

1093. David", 6. June i, 1773 ; he d. July 23, 


1094. II Amos Corybli-*, b. March 19, 1776, 

m. November 2, 1805, i. Hannah 
Leaming (Christopher), widow of 
Capt. Rice, b. February 23, 1768, d. 
September 1, 1835; May 6, 1837, 2. 
Phebe Dudlam, d. March 7, 1849 ; 
he d. June 25, 1857, Dennisville, 
N.J. [1504] 

1095. ||Sarah«, b. July 22, 1778, m. 1795 (?), 

I. Stewart Wilson, d. October 2, 
1798; July 25, 1802, 2. Jonathan 
Ha^d^ Sr., of Cape May Court 
House (Jonathan*, Shamgar', Sham- 
gar^ John'), b. November 15, 1780, 
d. April 2, 1834; she d. April 3, 1871, 
aet. 92 years, 8 months, 12 days. 

1 087. Keziah Moore' (Nathaniel*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and John Douglass had 


IIJOHN DouGi^ASs', m. Rachel Hewitt. 


1097. IIWlLMAM DODGLASS', m. I. Mary Is- 

rard; 2. Deborah Hildreth; 3. Ach- 
sah Hand ; a shipbuilder. [1153] 

1098. iIThomas D0DGI.ASS', m. I. Rebecca 

Hand; 2. Eliza Stiles. [1207] 

1099. ilJoSKPH DouGlASS', m. . 


1100. Sarah DouGi,ass', m. Harvey Shaw, 
no children. 

iioi. IIEi-EANOR D0UG1.ASS', m. Joseph 
Foster. [121 7] 

1 102. Ann DodGi,ass', m. Anthony Smith. 

1103. Keziah Douglass', m. Dicken- 

son ; no children. 

1096. John Douglass' (Keziah Moore", m. John Douglass, Nathaniel', 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Rachel HeWitt had 

1104. II Enoch Douglass*, m. 


1105. Eliza Douglass*. 

1 106. IIJOHN Douglass*, m. Cornelia Craw- 

ford. [1117] 

1 107. IIShamgar Douglass*, m. Clarissa 


U08. II Sarah Douglass*, m. Benjamin 

Springer. [1139] 
1109. IIRachel Douglass*, m. Martin 

Clark. [1145] 
mo. IINathaniel Douglass*, m. Emma 

Foster. [1151] 


1 104. UnocK Douglas s° (John Douglass', Keziah Moore*, m. John Doug- 
lass, Nathaniel'*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel, Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and 


nil. Mary DouGi,ASS'. 
in 2. MimB DouGi,ASs'. 
1 1 13. Sarah DouGi,ASS'. 

1 1 14. RACHEI< COUGX.ASS". 

1115. CharIvBS Douglass'. 

1116. WiwE Douglass". 

1106. John Douglass" (John Douglass', Keziah Moore*, m. John Doug- 
lass, Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Cor= 
nelia Crawford had 

1117. ||Bei,i, Douglass", m. Henry Corson. I 1118. ||Ei,Bazkr Douglass", m. Josephine 

[1119] I Allen. [1123] 

1117. Bell Douglass^ and Henry Corson had 

1119. Bessie Corson'". i 1121. Berton Corson'". 

1120. Cora Corson". 1122. Harry Corson'". 

1 1 18. Eleazer Douglass^ and Josephine jiUen had 

1123. Carrie Douglass'". | 1124. John Douglass'". 

1107. Shamgar Douglass" (John Douglass', Keziah Moore*, m. John 
Douglass, Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel", Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Clarissa Eldridge had 

1128. Allen Douglass". 

1 125. IILOUIS Douglass", m. Sallie Fidler. 


1126. IILeslie Douglass", m. Mary Hall. 


1127. IIAnniE Douglass", m. George El- 

dridge. [1136] 

1129. John Douglass". 

1 130. Shamgar Douglass". 

1 125. Louis Douglass" and Sallie Fidler had 

1 131. Clara Douglass'". | 1132. Phoebe Douglass" 

1 126. Leslie Douglass" and Mary Hall had 

1133. Percy Douglass'". i 1135. Allen Douglass'". 

1 134. Josephine Douglass'". I 

1 127. Annie Douglass" and George Eldridge had 

1 136. Cora Eldridge'". I 1138. Allen Eldridge'". 

1 137. Louis Eldridge'". I 

1 108. Sarah Douglass" (John Douglass', Keziah Moore*, m. John Doug- 
lass, Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and Ben= 
jamin Springer had 

1139. Jesse Springer". I 1140. IIBen Springer", m. Mary Townsend. 

I [1141] 



1 140. Ben Springer' and ]\lary ToWnsend had 

1141. Frank Springer" 

1142. Mary Springer'". 

1 143. Marcus Springer'". 

1144. Ci<ARA Springer'". 

1109. Rachel Douglass' (John Douglass', Keziah Moore', m. John 
Douglass, Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and 
Martin Clark had 

1145. il John CtARE", m. Lena Peacock. 1147. Cora Clark". 

[1149] 1148. Rachei, Clark". 

1 146. Robert Clark". 

1 145. John Clark' and Lena Peacock had 

1149. Mary Clark'". | 1150. John Clark'". 

1110. Nathaniel Douglass' (John Douglass', Keziah Moore', m. John 
Douglass, NathanieP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Emma Foster had 

1151. Shamgar Douglass". | 1152. Alwilda Douglass". 

1097. William Douglass' (Keziah Moore", m. John Douglass, Nathan- 
iel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel'', Rev. John') and Marp Isrard 
and Deborah Hildreth and Achsah Hand had 

1153. ||Thomas Douglass'. [1162] 

1154. Mary Douglass". 

1155. llWiLLiAM Douglass', m. Sophia 

Hildreth. [1174] 

1156. Judith Douglass*, m. ; no 


1 157. Marsy Douglass", m. ; no 



II Rebecca Douglass", m. i. Frank- 
lin Ludlam; 2. Theodore Corson. 
II Deborah Douglass", m. Thomas 

Sayre. [1179] 
II Ann Douglass", m. George Benizet. 

[I 189] 

1161. II Joseph Douglass", m.Mary Garrison. 



1 160. 

11S3. Thomas Douglass' (William Douglass', Keziah Moore', m. John 
Douglass, Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 

1162. IISamuel Douglass", m. Mary Ann 

Kenan. [it68] 

1163. IIFrank Douglass", m. . 

[I 169] 

1164. II Freeman Douglass", m. Josephine 

Schillenger. [1171] 

1165. Reeves Douglass". 

1 166. Howard Douglass". 

1167. Mary Douglass". 

1 162. Samuel Douglass' and M&ryjinn Kenan had 

it68. John Douglass'". 

1 163. FranR Douglass' and 

1169. Thomas Douglass'". 


I 1170. Augusta Douglass'". 


1 164. Freeman Douglass" and Josephine Schillenger had 

1171. Gborgb Douglass^". i 1173. Hannah Dougi,ass"'. 

1 1 72. BEDFORD DOUGr.ASS^". I 


1155. William Douglass" (William Douglass', Keziah Moore", m. John 
Douglass, Nathaniel, Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Sophia Hildreth had 

1174. IIWuliam', m. Eliza Gandy. [1175] 

1 174. William Douglass" and Eliza Candy had 

1175. Wai,tbr Douglass^". 

1 158. R.ebecca Douglass" and Franklin Ludlam and Theodore 
Corson had 

1176. Emma Lddlam*. I 1178. Achsah Ludlam'. 

1177. Franklin Ludlam'. I » * » » * 

1 159. Deborah Douglass" and Thomas Sayre had 

1179. ||Mary Sayrb', m. Will Garrison. 


1180. IIJERRY Savre', m. Elizabeth Ivins. 

[I 184] 

1181. IIAnna Sayre', m. James Shaw. 


1 1 82. Willie Savre*. 

1 179. Mary Say re' and Will Garrison had 

1183. Alice Garrison'". 

1 180. Jerry Sayre" and Elizabeth IVins had 

1184. Charles Sayre". I 1186. William Sayre"". 

1185. Edith Sayre^'. I 1187. Elwood Sayre'°. 

1181. Anna Sayre' and James ShaW had 

1 188. Walter Shaw'". 

1 160. Ann Douglass" (William Douglass', Keziah Moore', m. John Doug- 
lass, Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George 
"Benizet had 

1 189. Laura Benizet', m. Augustus I 11 90. II Ella Benizet', m. Charles Vanne- 
Howell. I man. [1191] 

1 190. Erlla Benizet" and Charles Vanneman had 

1 191. Stanford Vanneman." 


1161. Joseph Douglass' (William Douglass', Keziah Moore^ m. John 
Douglass, Nathaniel", Capt. John\ Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel, Rev. John^) and 
Mary Garrison had 

H92. II Harry DouGI,ASS^ m. Marion 
Wheaton. [1199] 

1 193. II Nelson Douglass', m. Adella 

Mason. [1201] 

1194. Theresa Douglass'. 

1195. IIJosEPH Douglass", m. Hannah 

Stiles. [1204] 

1 196. Eliza Douglass'. 

1197. Gideon Douglass'. 

1 198. ACHSAH Douglass'. 

1 192. Harry Douglass' and Marion Wheaton had 

1199. Wheaton Douglass'". | 1200. Branin Douglass^'. 

1 193. Nelson Douglass' and Adella Mason had 

1201. Granville Douglass". I 1203. Gideon Douglass'' 

1202. Isabel Theresa Douglass'". I 

1 195. Jo5eph Douglass' and Hannah Stiles had 

1204. Charles Douglass'". I 1206. Olive Douglass" 

1205. Herbert Douglass'". I 

1098. Thomas Douglass' (Keziah Moore', m. John Douglass, Nathan- 
iel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Rebecca Hand 
and Eliza Stites had 

1207. Moore Douglass^ 1212. Page Douglass". 

1208. Amos Douglass'. ***** 

1209. Alexander Douglass'. 1213. Recompense Douglass'. 

1210. Douglass Douglass'. 1214. Keziah Douglass'. 

1211. Achsah Douglass'. 1215. Hannah Douglass'. 

1099. Joseph Douglass' (Keziah Moore^ m. John Douglass, Nathaniel^ 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and had 

1216. Betsy Douglass'. 

1101. Eleanor Douglass' (Keziah Moore', m. John Douglass, Nathan- 
iel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and Joseph Foster 


1217. IISarah Foster', m. David Steven- 

son. [1225] 

1218. IICONSTANT Foster', m. Mary Lake. 


1219. Harvey Foster'. 

1220. Douglass Foster'. 

1221. IvYdia Foster'. 

1222. IIKeziah Moore Foster', m. Steel- 

man Robinson. [1236] 

1223. II Hamilton Foster', m. . 


1224. Joseph Foster'. 

1217. Sarah Foster' (Eleanor Douglass'.m. Joseph Foster, Keziah Moore', 

m. John Douglass, Nathaniel', Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') 

and DaVid SteVenson had 

1225. II Eleanor Foster", m. William Scull. I 1226. Herbert Stevenson', unmarried 

[1227] I 



1225. Eleanor Stevenson" and William Scull had 

1227. Theodore Scui.l"'. | 1228. Bb;i.i< Scui.l"'. 

1218. Constant Foster* (Eleanor Douglass', m. Joseph Foster, Keziah 
Moore^ m. John Douglass, Nathaniel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel'', 
Rev. John') and Mary Lake had 

1230. II Nicholas Foster', m. Pauline Stites. 


1 23 1. Ei,i,EN Foster". 

1229. II Charles Foster", m. Clara Ludlam. 


1229. Charles Foster' and Clara Ludlam had 

1232. Leslie Foster'". I 1234. Margaret Foster". 

1233. Eddie Foster'". ' 

1230. Nicholas Foster' and "Pauline Stites had 

1235. Roy Foster'". 

1222. Keziah Moore Foster* (Eleanor Douglass', m. Joseph Foster, 
Keziah Moore," m. John Douglass, Nathaniel*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuer, Rev. John') and Steelman "R^obinson had 


II Sarah Ellen Robinson", m. Clem- 
ent Spence. [1239] 
1237. Douglass Robinson", m. Jennie 

James ; no children. 
1238. ||Adalaide Robinson", m. Samuel 
Earle. [1247.] 

1236. Sarah Ellen Robinson' and Clement Spence had 

1239. Abbie Spence'". 

1240. Lodetta Spence'". 

1241. IIKeziah Spence'", 

Shopshire. [1245] 

m. Channing 

1242. Ralph Spence'". 

1243. Arlington Spence" 

1244. Vada Spence'". 

1241. Keziah Spence" and Channing Shopshire had 

1245. Charles Augustus Shopshire". | 1246. Sarah Catharine Shopshire". 

1238. Adalaide Robinson' and Samuel Earle had 


Lena Ray EarlE'". 


Leslie Earle'". 


Elmer E. Earle'". 


Irene Earle'". 


Reade Westcott Earle'". 


Charlotte Earle'" 


Evelyn Earle'". 


Edith EarlE'". 


Curtis Earls'". 


Lewis Earle'". 

1223. Hamilton Foster* (Eleanor Douglass', m. Joseph Foster, Keziah 
Moore", m. John Douglass, Nathaniel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, 
Rev. John') and had 

1257. Mary Ellen Foster". 

1258. Alice Foster". 

1259. Carrie Foster". 

1260. Frank Foster". 

1261. Charles Foster". 



1088. Cornelius Moore" (Natllamel^ m. Eleanor Van Brunt, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah Hill* (James). 

Cornelius Moore" was administrator of his father's estate in 1798. He 
owned a house and lot in Trenton, N. J., as indicated by a deed, dated September 
15, 1800. General Stryker thinks this house and lot must have been somewhere 
between what is now the Masonic Temple and the corner of State and Willow 



Cornelius Moore" and Sarah Hill had 

James', b. August 30, 1796, unmarried , 
d. August 3, 1824, at Santiago de Cuba . 

||David Parker', 6. September 13, 
1799, m. I. MaryCollins; 2. AnnCon- 
rad (Widow Ann Withrop); he d. 
February 1, 1866; he lived in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. [1266] 

||Chari,es', 6. October 17, 1802, m. i. 
Blizabeth Corry, of Trenton, N. J.; 2. 
Sarah Fleming ; he d. May 26, 1861. 

1265. IIWHWAM Hii,!,', b. July 15, 1804, m. 
August 30, 1827, Hannah Davis 

(Capt. , m. Elizabeth , 

0. 1780, d. March 14, 1838, Lancaster 
County, Pa. ) , by Bishop White, at 
old Christ Church, Philadelphia, d. 
March 11, 1804, d. November 23, 
1885, Philadelphia; he rf. July i, 1887; 
lived at 1610 Arch Street, Philadel- 
phia. [1309] 

1263. David ParKer Moore' (Cornelius", Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Ma r^; Collins and Ann Conrad 








ICoRNELius^ d. August 13, 1823, m. 
September i, 1844, i. Mary Hobbs; 
2. Susan Reinbold ; he d. May 15, 
1898. [1277] 

IJOHN Coi<LiNS*, b. September 14,1825, 
m. Elizabeth Mason ; he d. April 16, 
1875. [1294] 
Virginia HigbEK*, b. November i, 
1827, unmarried, d. June 27, 1903. 

IISarah', 5. July 26, 1831, m. Julyi, 
1869, Augustus Haedrich ; she d. 
March 20, 1894. [1296] 
David**, 4. December 3, 1829, rf. Octo- 
ber 3, 1830. 
LEWIS^ b. December II, 1833, d. Feb- 
ruary 2, 1834. 

1272. ||Ai,bERT', b. December 11, 1835, m. 

October 19, 1858, Ed wina Raymond; 
Yeadon, Pa. [1297] 

1273. WiniAM Crawford*, b. August 14, 

1838, d. February 15, 1840. 

1274. 1|Hannah^, b. October 31, 1840, m- 

Charles Jones ; she d. January 27, 
1893. [1300] 
* * ^t- * * 

1275. Emeune C", b. June 10, 1852, m. 

Isaiah K. Clymer ; no children. 

1276. Peter Conrad', b. May 19, 1854, m. 

April 10, 1872, Emily Haines. 


1266. Cornelius Moore" (David Parker', Cornelius", Nathaniel\ Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Hobbs and Susan 

Cornelius Moore" was a member of the firm of C. Moore & Son, and pre- 
viously was associated with his father. He was an enthusiastic member of the 
Washington Grays Artillery Company . He was also a member of the Funeral 
Directors' Association. 

Cornelius Moore' and Mary Hobbs and Susan Reinbold had 

1277. Mary C, b. March 12, 1849, m. 

June 4, 1872, Charles Martin. 

1278. Annie H.", b. December 19, 1851, m. 

May 3, 1871, Charles Renouf. 

1279. IIAlberT', b. May 8, 1854, m. Sep- 

tember 3, 1874, Annie Semaus; No. 
829 Vine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

1280. Marion', b. September 25, 1856. 

1281. David', d. in infancy. 

1282. Walter', d. in infancy. 

1283. Virginia', d. in infancy. 

1284. Cornelia', d. in infancy. 

* Mary Sumption, a sister of Sarah Hill, *. March lo, 1766, d. 1849. 


1279. Albert Moore" and jinnie Semans had 

1288. Job EARtEY^", b. September 27, 
1883, d. April 5, 1886. 

1289. A. Raymond'", b. May 17, 1885. 

1290. CharlbS R.'", b. February i, 1887. 

1285. yCoRNEl.ius"', b. July 3, 1875, m. De- 

cember 3, 1894, May Forney. [1292] 

1286. IIEdna^", b. June 20, 1880, m. April 18, 

1897, Edgar Y. Thomas. [1293] 

1287. May E.", b. August i, 1881. 

1291. Helen W.'", b. August 26, 1892. 

1285. Cornelius Moore"' and May Forney had 

1292. Herman 'R.vssb.tx}^, b. July 5, 1896. 

1286. Edna Moore"" and Edgar Y. Thomas had 

1293. Thomas". 

1267. John Collins Moore* (David Parker', Cornelius', Nathaniel', 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and Elizabeth Mason 


1294. Mary Virginia®, m. Walter Conroy. I 1295. George*, b. August 13, 1852, un- 

I married, d. January 9, 1890. 

1269. Sarah Moore* (David Parker', Cornelius', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Augustus Haedrich had 

1296. Helen Haedrich", b. July 12, 1872; 
No. 3106 Baring Street, Philadel- 

1272. Albert Moore" (David Parker', Cornelius', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and EdWina Raymond had 

1297. Edwina'. I 1299. Albert'. 

1298. Julia". I 

1274. Hannah Moore* (David Parker', Cornelius', Nathaniel', Capt.John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Charles Jones had 

1300. IIAnnib Conrad Jones', m. Thomas 
B. M'Clelland. [1301] 

1300. Annie Conrad Jones" and Thomas B. M'Clelland had 

1301. WiLERED M'Clelland'". 

1276. Peter Conrad Moore* (David Parker', Cornelius,' Nathaniel', 
Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Emily Haines had 

1302. Clarence Conrad', b. November 

7. 1873- 

1303. Eugene Clayton', b. December 5, 


1304. Harold Livingston', b. January 7, 



1264. Charles Moore' (Co^nelius^ Natllaniel^ Capt. JolinS Nathaniel', 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Elizabeth Corrp and Sarah Fleming ^&^ 

1305. Sarah". 

1306. Mary jANE^.tn. Ferdinand Madeira 

she d. April 12, 1903. 

1307. CharloTTB*. 

1308. Margaret Ann^ 


1265. William Hill Moore' (Cornelius', Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel\ Capt. SamueF, Rev. John') and Hannah DaVis. 

William Hill Moore' was one of the first to embark in the undertaking bus- 
iness in Philadelphia. He was successful and the business is still continued by 
his descendants. 

William Hill Moore' and Hannah DaVis had 

1311. Emma", *. June 23, 1834, d. July 7, 
1853 ; buried at Woodland Ceme- 
tery, Philadelphia, Pa. 

1312. IIHannah", d. December 8, 1841, m. 
July 24, 1867, William Stover Hefed 

1309. IICoi<. WiLWAM HKNRY^ 6. October 

15, 1828, m.July II, 1848, I. Susan 
Camm (William), d. July 2, i860; 
1887, 2. Susan Reinbold ; he d. 
July 28, 1903, at 440 South 43d 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa.; buried at 
Woodland Cemetery. 

1310. Thomas B"*. 

(Joseph Cowell), b. December 27, 
1844. [1313] 

1309. Col. William Henry Moore' (William Hill', Cornelius', Na- 
thaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John") and Susan 
Camm and Susan Reinbold. 

Col. William Henry Moore" served during the Civil War in Col. Frank 
Patterson's Seventeenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Acting under 
special orders from Governor Olden, he afterward organized the Twelfth New 
Jersey Volunteers at Woodbury, and went out with them as Colonel. He accom- 
panied President Lincoln on his rides to and from the Soldiers' Home, and be- 
came his personal friend. He took part in many engagements, and so anxious 
was he to get into the heat of battle that several times General Sheridan had to 
call him back. It was then he was nicknamed " Reckless Moore. " He was a 
member of George C. Meade Post, G. A. R., and for fifty- three years a member 
of Franklin Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 134.* 

Col. William Henry Moore' and Susan Camm and Susan 
Reinbold had 
1309a. (Son) Moorb". 

1312. Hannah Moore' (William Hill', Cornelius', Nathaniel, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William S. Heed had 

1313. Thomas Baxter Moork Heed'. I 1315. Heed'. 

1314. Heed'. I 

1089. Esther Moore' (NathanieP, m. Eleanor Van Brunt, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Jabez Ashmore had 

1316. Joseph Ashmore', 6. January 30, 


1317. John Ashmore', b. September 18, 


1318. Chari,es Ashmore', b. November 

17, 1786. 

1319. Thomas Ashmore', b. November 3, 


* Newspaper clipping. 



1320. NaThaniki, Ashmorb', b. July 19, 


1321. David Ashmore', 5. August 19, 1793. 

1322. Jabez Ashmorb', b. March 28, 1796. 

1323. HKSTBR Ashmorh', b. July 11, 1798. 

1324. Amos Ashmorb', b. April 21, 1800. 

1325. Jacob Ashmore', b. March 24, 1803. 

1326. EwzA Ashmore', b. July 20, 1805. 

1090. John Moore' (Nathaniel', m. Eleanor Van Brunt, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Hannah "Price. 

The following sketch was written by Maj. John Moore Orr, of I^eesburg, 
lyoudoun Co., Va.: 

John Moore'' was my grandfather. He resided at No. 279 Race Street. I 
have but little personal knowledge of him prior to 1832. On the death of my 
mother, March 5, 1832, I again became one of his family and so continued un- 
til his death, February 12, 1834. Being then twelve years old, his character, 
bearing, and conduct made an indelible impression on my memory. 

John Moore was in partnership with Timothy Caldwell. In person he was 
of fine physique, of commanding presence, of strong frame and most active life, of 
untiring industry and of great accuracy in figures, and in fact, whatever he did he 
conscientiously did well and thoroughly. He was a model of genuine manhood. 
He was endowed with a broad, clear, strong mind, of sound practical judgment 
and having the courage of his carefully considered opinion as to what was right. 
He was often chosen to arbitrate disputes, and his awards were accepted or submit- 
ted to because of the confidence in his strict integrity and sound judgment and sa- 

If I am not mistaken, he was at one time a member of the City Councils. 
He had the confidence of all who knew him and he never betrayed it. His word 
was literally as good as his bond. 

He was bright and cheerful and his presence was a home happiness. The 
mutual bearing of himself and wife was beautiful. His help was always ready to be 
given to the needy and the deserving. He was just and charitable in thought and 
word. He was a humane man, merciful to his beast. On one occasion he had to 
go out of town on a raw windy day, and finding that the top of his gig gathered 
the wind and made it hard for his horse, he put the top down and rode exposed to 
the cold. The consequence was a cold which developed into a throat affection 
which ended his life in 1834, in his 69th year. 

His wife survived him but a short time, dying in 1835. They were buried 
beside each other in the lot fronting on Arch Street belonging to the Second Pres- 
byterian Church on which lot stood the Church "Session House." Their remains 
were afterward removed to L,aurel Hill Cemetery or Woodlands. John Moore 
was at first an Kpiscopalian, but in later life he united with the Presbyterian de- 
nomination and was an active and consistent member and ruling elder in the Sec- 
ond Presbyterian Church. When the Rev. C. C. Cuyler, of New York State, was 
called to the pastorate of that congregation, he, by Mr. Moore's invitation, made 
hishouse his home, at 279 Race Street, until his family could come to Philadelphia 
and be settled in a residence. John Moore was a thorough Christian gentleman 
in every fiber of his being, an earnest, humble, cheerful Christian who loved his 
God with all his heart and mind and soul and strength and his neighbor as him- 
self. I/Ove to God and man was the motive and guide of his life and conduct. 
The Rev. Dr. Ashbel Green, of Philadelphia, the Patriarch of the Presbyterians, 
was his warm and intimate friend. Dr. Green's words on the occasion of his death, 
in commemoration of his excellences, are a monument to his memory and an honor 
worth living or dying for. Mr. Moore's portrait* was painted by Ord or Conano 
(I forget which). It is life-like and shows that he was every inch a man and a 
good man. He died without shadow of spot or blemish on his name. His de- 
scendants may well be proud of having such an ancestor. 

* This portrait is at Mrs. Richards's at Narbeth, Pa. 




Hannah Moore' and John 'Barker Ellison had 

IIEwzABETH Moore Ei,wson', />. 1344. 

June 6, 1825, m, November 29, 1845, 
Samuel Richards (Thomas, m. Ann 
Bartram (John) ), d. August 15, 
1818, d. February 21, 1895 ; she d. 
July 19, 1903; 2115 Pine Street, 1345. 

Philadelphia. [13453] 
IIWHWAM P. Eluson", b. March 8, 
1828, m. October 27, 1852, Ellen 
Frances Walker, b. February 10, 
1833; 1526 Walnut Street, Philadel- 
phia. [1354] 

II Rodman Barker Eli,ison«, 6. 
March 16, 1832, m. October 13, 1853, 
Hannah N. Miller, 6. July 11, 1835; 
1503 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. 

IIMarGarkT ElWSOn", b. December 
31, 1840, m. December 17, 1863, Dr. 
George W. Ellis, b. May 6, 1841; 
343 South 1 8th Street, Philadel- 
phia. [1376] 

1342. Elizabeth Moore ELllison" (Hannah Moore', m. John Barker 
Ellison, John", Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') 
and tSamttel Richards (Thomas, m. Ann Bartram). 

Samuel Richards* owned the Jackson Glass Works and was an active mer- 
chant in Philadelphia. He was the prime mover in the construction of the origi- 
nal line of railroad from Camden to the Atlantic Ocean, the Camden and At- 
lantic, of which road he was a member of the Executive Committee, Acting Pres- 
ident and President. He was largely responsible for the formation of the Camden 
and Atlantic Land Company, of which he was President, and also for the name At- 
lantic City. In 1874 he was interested in what later became the Philadelphia and 
Reading line to Atlantic City. 

Elizabeth Moore E.llison" and Samuel TK^ichards had 

1345a. Mary Richards', b. November 25, 
1850, d. August 25, 1851. 

1346. ||Thomas John Richards', b. April 
24, 1853, m. August 17, 1881, Lydia 
E. S. Winn, b. September 21, 1854. 


||Samdei< Bartram Richards', b. 
July 2, 1855, m. June 9, 1881, Mary 
Dorrance Evans, b. May 30, 1861; 
2IOI Pine St., Philadelphia. [1352] 

1346. Thomas John Richards' (Elizabeth Moore Ellison', m. Samuel 

Richards, Hannah Moore', m. John Barker Ellison, John", NathanieP, Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Lydia E. S. Winn had 

1348. E. Bartram Richards'", b. March 1350. Ewzabeth Eiwson Richards'", b. 

26, 1884. October 30, 1889. 

1349- AnnabeIvI,E EtUOTT Richards'", 6. 135 1. Winiered Richards'", b. January 

October 9, 1885. 13, 1893. 

1347. Samuel Bartram Richards' (Elizabeth Moore Ellison^ m. 
Samuel Richards, Hannah Moore', m. John Barker Ellison, John^ Nathaniel', 
Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mart; Dorrance 
EVans had 

1352. Meta Ei,i,ison Richards!", b. I 1353. Natalie Richards'", b. September 
March 23, 1882. | 14, 1890. 

1343. William P. E.llison" (Hannah Moore', m. John Barker Ellison, 
John', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Ellen Frances Wal' 

William P. Ellison" is a member of the firm of John B. Ellison & Sons. He 

TTT 1^'';^'/°"^!,° °f Sfah Richards^ (Benjamin Wood', m. Sarah C. Lippincott, granddaughter of Samuel 
Wethenll, founder of Free Quakers of Philadelphia (see Constable family) uaugnier oi aamuei 



is given to benevolent works. He has been the chief support of the Hospital 
(Woman's, Kensington) since its foundation. He has been one of our most in- 
terested contributors to every proposed improvement in the work, and what is 
more important, he has been untiring in his efforts to promote the welfare of the 
institution in every way, giving much of his time for thl?~pbrpose. It has been 
a great privilege to have been associated so closely with Mr. Ellison, as the world 
contains very few such true gentlemen.* 

William P. Ellison" and Ellen Frances Walker had 


IIHBNRY Howard Ei,i<ison', b. July 
31, 1853, in. December 7, 1876, i. 
Elizabeth Morris Ogden, b. May 19, 
1851, d. October 31, 1880 ; Novem- 
ber 28, 1883, 2. Mary Elizabeth 
M'Carty, b. November 13, 1858; 1314 
Locust Street, Philadelphia. [1358] 




WnuAM Rodman Ei.i,ison', b. 

April II, 1856, unmarried. 
II Gertrude Ei^uson", b. June 10, 

i860, m. October 23, 1879, Ewing L. 

Miller, b. March 11, 1855. [1362] 
II Norman Ellison', b. March 4, 1865, 

m. October 27, 1893, Emma Sophia 

Thomas, b. April 3, 1871. [1364] 

1354. Henry Howard Ellison" and Elizabeth Morris Ogden and 
Mary Elizabeth M'Carty had 

1358. IIHENRY Howard Ellison*", b. De- 1360. William P. Ellison'", Jr., b. No- 

cember3i, 1877. vember 24, 1886. 

***** 1361. Edith Rodman Ellison'", b. Au- 

1359. Evelyn Ellison'", *. June i, 1885. g"st 14, 1895. 

1356. Gertrude Ellison" and Ewing L. Miller had 

1362. Ewing Lawrence MillEr'", JR., b. | 1363. 

Ewing Lawrence MillEr" 
August 2, 1880. 

Eleanor Miller'", b. December 5, 

1357. Norman E.llison'* and Emma Sophia Thomas had 

1364. Richard Thomas Ellison'", 5. Au- | 1365. Norman Ellison'", Jr., b, April 

gust 26, 1893. 

25, 1895. 

1344. Rodman Barker Ellis 

Ellison, John', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, 

and Hannah N. Miller had 


on° (Hannah Moore', m. John Barker 
Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') 


IIMaria Ellison', b. February 12, 

1857, m. William Henry Hermann 

Mark Walbaum, b. February 23, 

1853, d. 1887. [1371] 

Anna Biddle Ellison", b. October 

12, 1858. 
John Barker Ellison", b. February 
25, i860, d. December 27, 1902, of 
typhoid fever. 



I Elizabeth Parrish Ellison", b. 
March 22, 1866, m. October 24, 1888, 
Paul Thompson, b. February 10, 
1865 ; residence, 1816 DeLancey 
Place, Philadelphia. [1374] 

Rodman W. Carlisle Ellison", b. 
December 2, 1868. 

1366. Maria E.llison" and William Henry Hermann Mark. 
Walbaum had 

1371. Eveline Charlotte Walbaum'", *. 

September 5, 1880. 

1372. Jacqueline Walbaum", b. July 

1883, d. July 14, 1884. 


Alice Elizabeth Walbaum" 
November 23, 1885. 

• Dr. Charles P. Noble. 



1369. Elizabeth Parrish E.llison" and Vaul Thompson had 

1374. Rodman Elwson Thompson'", b. | i375- Jean Newboi.d Thompson^", *. 
July 10, 1889. I August 18, 1895. 

1345. Margaret E,llison' (Hannah Moore', m. John Barker Ellison, 
John^ Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and Dr. 
George W. Ellis had 

1376. Anna MoorB Ellis', b. February 17, 

1131. Maria Moore' (John^ Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and George Littck. 

On the 2ist inst., Maria Moore', relict of the late George Linck. 

' ' The loved and lost ! 
God's unseen angel o'er our pathway crossed, 
Looked on us all, and loving her the most. 
Straightway relieved her from life's weary load ; 

and has left us with hearts crushed and sorrowing, that we shall see her face no 
jnore — no more in life be greeted with her loving smile ; never again hear that 
gentle voice, or clasp that hand always so ready to help the poor and needy. But 
as her one thought was love and gratitude to Him who gave her strength to bear 
all suffering, and whose ' rod and staff comforted her through the dark valley,' 
so let us, through our tears, thank Him that now 

"No pain, no tears, no sorrow. 
Her gentle heart will borrow ; 

Sad life is past ; 
Shielded and safe from sorrow. 

At home at last ; 

and let One most loving of us all say, ' Not a tear on her must fall. He giveth 
his beloved sleep.' "* 

Maria Moore' and George Linck had 

1377. IISuSAN Moore Linck', b. June 15, 
1839, m. June, 1869, Thomas Gra- 
ham Folwell; Atlantic City, N. J. 

1378. Maria Moorb Linck', b. August 
25, 1842, d. August II, 1854. 

1377. Susan Moore LincR* and Thomas Graham Foltaell had 

1379. Robert Linck Foi,wei,l', b. June I 1380. Elsie Maynard Foi,wei,i,', b. Oc- 
20, 1870. I tober 22, 1873. 

1332. Elizabeth Moore' (John^ Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and yinthony Fintep and Xenophon J, May- 

Elizabeth Moore' Maynard. lyong years of feebleness and pain afforded her 
the opportunity of exhibiting the resignation of Christian patience, and the cheer- 
fulness of Christian trust. How well that opportunity was improved can only be 
known to those who were intimately associated with her, and to Him who seeth 


in secret. Never unduly depressed nor exalted, she maintained a calm, unwaver- 
ing confidence in the grace of Jesus Christ as sufficient for her, and was never dis- 
appointed. In spite of physical suffering her life was happy — not merely in the 
assurance of Divine love and the hope of glory, but in countless acts of beneficence 
by which she was ever seeking to illustrate her gratitude towards God, and her 
sympathy with all his children, especially with the humblest and poorest. Many 
knew her chiefly through these charitable services, which were always rendered so 
gracefully as not to offend the most delicate sensibility, and with such evident en- 
joyment on the part of the giver as to make the receivers feel that in their accept- 
ance they were conferring a pleasure greater in value than the gifts. Those who 
were admitted to the nearer intercourse of her home-life — a home shared by one of 
kindred spirit with herself, and whose loving care for her never wearied in its 
watchfulness and devotion by night or day — while they found in it a singularly 
genial and refined hospitality, found also the source of all this kindness in the 
truly loving, sympathetic spirit which the gospel of Christ enjoins and the grace 
of Christ imparts. There could be no doubt as to His presence when the proofs 
of it were so various and abundant. She dearly and intelligently loved the church 
of which she was a member. Her heart was in its worship and its welfare, and 
her hand ever ready for its help. So often absent from its public ordinances as 
she was compelled to be, her love grew the stronger, her interest in it deeper, and 
the more earnestly she longed for the communion of the saints, and for the truth, 
on which she fed as on the finest of the wheat. To no one out of her immediate 
family can her memory be more precious than to the pastor, who owes so much to 
her sympathy and regard, and to her ready response to every call he might make 
on her heart or hand. Evidently growing more prepared, during the latter part 
of her life, for her removal, her end was but a peaceful falling asleep, in the con- 
fident assurance that all was well, and that she would awake to be satisfied in be- 
holding the face of Him whom she had loved so sincerely and so long.* 

X. J. Maynard had every quality requisite to command success and to in- 
sure respect in the business of life. His judgment was accurate, clear and dis- 
criminating, never perverted by passion, and aided by a deliberate self-possession. 
He had a mind remarkably well balanced, and a firmness and decision which 
nothing could daunt. He was a wise counselor, and a liberal, enterprising man 
of business ; joined to these attributes he had a heart of almost womanly tender- 
ness, ever ready to anticipate and care for the feelings and wants of others. In 
him strength and gentleness were blended into the manly proportions of a pol- 
ished Christian gentleman. He was a man of consistent, humble piety. He so 
lived as to show that practical religion was in perfect harmony with every attri- 
bute of a manly character, and when he came to die he could trustingly rely on the 
promises of his Maker, and calmly welcome death as a messenger of good. Though 
he lingered long in hourly expectation of his departure, he never murmured nor 
doubted, and finally he quietly breathed his last, leaving a name without spot or 
blemish, fragrant with the memory of good deeds and lovely qualities.* 

1333. Susan Moore' (John^ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and jlrmitage Green. 

The following is Susan Moore's marriage certificate : 


I do hereby certify That on twenty-second day of Sept. A.D. One Thousand Eight 
Hundred and Thirty five Mr. Armitage Green of Trenton, New Jersey and Miss Susan Moore 
of Philadelphia were by me united in the bonds of Marriage, according to the Ordinance of God, 
and the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. 

CoR. C. Cttylbir, 
Minister of the Gospel of Philadelphia. 
Dated the 22nd day of Sept. A.D. 1835. 

The funeral of Mrs. Susan Green took place in the Fourth Presbyterian 
Church, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Richardson. It was an 

= Newspaper clipping. 



eloquent tribute to the deceased, whose life of usefulness and charity was so well 
known here where she had her home.* 

Armitage Green was one of our most respectable and highly esteemed citi- 
zens. Though long afflicted with a disease, and but little hope entertained of his 
ultimate recovery, his departure from our midst has shed a gloom over the com- 
munity, and carried sorrow to many a heart.* 

1091. Enoch Moore'' (NathanieP, m. Eleanor Van Brunt, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John^) and Elizabeth Harris (Barney C). 

Enoch Moore" was sent to Philadelphia, from Wilmington, to learn the ship- 
building business under Mr. Gough. He assisted in the building of Stephen Gi- 
rard's first ship. He went to assist Barney Harris, a prominent shipbuilder of the 
firm of Harris & Woodcock, in Delaware ; he married Mr. Harris's daughter, 
Elizabeth. After the death of Mr. Harris he carried on the business at the foot 
of Orange Street, in Wilmington. He served in the War of 1812. 

Elizabeth Harris was the daughter of Barney Cousins Harris of Revolu- 
tionary note. 

£,noch Moore" and Elizabeth Harris had 







Keziah', b. November i, 1796, m. 
Henry I. Pepper, jeweler, "Wilming- 
ton, Del.; he removed to Philadel- 
phia ; she d. 1818. 

■Wir,i,iAM', b. February 2, 1798, m. 

, d. October, 1843 ; 

he d. October, 1843, in his 45th 
year, in Philadelphia ; no children. 
IINathaniex,', b. September 19, 1799, 
m. March 22, 1827, Mary Passmore 
Wheir, b. October i, 1802, d. Octo- 
ber 4, 1895 ; he d. August 9, 1880. 

IIEtiZA Ann', b. April 15, i8oi, m. Eli 
Heald ; she d. March ii, 1864. 

HENOCH', 5. August 12, 1803, m. 1833, 
Hannah E. Smith, b. 1805, d. 1866 ; 
he d. September 16, 1884. [1449] 
1386. [IJohn', b. December 19, 1805, m. Ann 
Agnes Magee, b. April 20, 1809, d. 
February 28, 1892 ; he d. August 22, 
1832, Brandywine, of cholera. 





||Chari,bs', b. May 29, 1807, Wilming- 
ton, m. I. Sarah Ann Bennett, b. 
1815, d. September 21, 1872, aet. 57; 
2. Sallie Pickels ; he d. April 2, 
1890. [1475] 

IIEdward', b. February 15, 1809, m. 
January 22, 1835, i. Mary A. Hoopes, 
b. April 22, 1807, d. July 22, 1837; 
July n, 1839, 2. Sarah E. Higgins, d. 
September i, 1868; February 15, 
1870, 3. Emily Smith ; he d. April 
30, 1879. [1485] 

||Mary', b. April 24, 181 1, m. Jonathan 

Zebley ; she d. August 30, 1853, 

Brandyvpine, of yellow fever. [1499] 

David', b. July 2, 1813, d. July 23, 


MargarBT Ei-I,En', b. March 7, 
1815, unmarried, d. September 4, 
1853, Brandywine, of yellow fever. 

1383. Nathaniel Moore' (Enoch^ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Mary Passmore Wheir had 

1392. ||Ann Euza', b. May 26, 1828, m. 

Thomas Orpwood, b. September 30, 
1819, d. September 25, 1893 ; she d. 
Decembers, i860 ; settled at Circle- 
ville, Ohio. [1402] 

1393. ||EMMAMNE^ b. January 22, 1830, m. 

William Beck ; she d. September 
13, 1870, Washington, D. C. [1407] 

1394. NATHANIEI,^ Jr., b. April 9, 1832, d. 

September 5, 1833. 

1395. Mary JANE^ b. March 22, 1834, un- 

married, Wilmington, Del. 

1396. tiHENRY», b. March 22, 1836, m. Pris- 

cilla Sharp ; he d. July 8, 1901, 
Mauricetown, N. J. [1411] 

1397. ||MargareTTa8, b. May 26, 1838, m. 

James D. Gooding. [1422] 

1398. IIWhuam^, b. May 30, 1840, m. Electa 

Hunt ; he d. September 25, 1892. 


1399. Martha", b. March 6, 1842, d. Sep- 

tember 26, 1868. 

1400. NATHANIEI<^ Jr., b. January i, 1845, 

unmarried; wounded at Gettysburg; 
lives in Wilmington, Del. 

1401. CLARA^ 4. January 19, 1850, m. Hick- 

man W. Sparks, b. October 20, 185 1, 
West Grove, Pa. 

* Newspaper clipping. 



1392. Ann Eliza Moore' (Nathaniel', 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Th 



IIWULIAM Hagany Orpwood', b. 
November 27, 1849, m. Gertrude 
Mackey; Indianapolis, Ind. [1402a] 

IIMary Elizabeth Orpwood", b. 
November 2, 1851, m. i. John W. 
Tarbill, b. December 9, 1850, d. Au- 
gust 20, 1876 ; 2. J. B. Bradley, b. 
April 5, 1846. [1403a] 



Enoch', Nathaniel, Capt. John*, 
omas OrpWood had 

Laura Orpwood', b. April 18, 1854, 

m. Henry Schreiber, b. June 6, 

1859. [1404a] 
Emma Orpwood', b. August 21, 1856, 

d. July 3, 1881. 
Lucy Orpwood', b. February i, 

1859, m. I. Arthur Lally, b. 1857, d. 

June 23, 1886; 2. J. W. Riser, b. 

December 17 i860. \ 

1402. William Hag&ny Orpwood" and Gertrude Mackey had 

1402a. IIEllen Gustin Orpwood^", m. Ross I i4o25.||Grace Orpwood'", m. Ellis Chapin. 
Brown. [1402^:] | [i402(i] 

1402a. Ellen Gustin Orpwood" and 'B^oss'BrotOnhzA 

1402^. Walter Brown". 

1402b. Grace Orpwood'" and Ellis Chapin had 

14020^. William Chapin". 

1403. Mary Elizabeth Orpwood" and John W. Tarbill had 

1403a. John W. Tarbill'", b. November 5, 

1404. Laura Orpwood' and Henry Schreiber had 

1404a. George Walter Schreiber'", b. 
August 17, 1888. 

1393. Emmaline Moore" (Nathaniel', Enoch^ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and William ^eck had 

1407. Clarence Beck'. I 1409. Edward Beck'. 

1408. Ida Beck". I 1410. Frank Beck", d. . 

1396. Henry Moore' (Nathaniel', EnocV, Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and TPriscilla C. Sharp had 

1411. IIEloise", b. Augusts, i860, m. Austin 
H. Bates; Altoona, Pa. [1414] 

1412. Mary", b. February 6, 1871. 

1413. Katie", b. August 31, 1863, d. January, 


1411. £.loise Moore' and Austin H. Sates had 

1414. Edna Bates'", b. May 29, 1883. 

1415. Henry Moore Bates'", b. September 

5, 1884. 

1416. Kenneth Austen Bates'", b. Janu- 

ary 15, 1886. 

1417. Rodman Haines Bates'", b. June 11, 


1418. Mary Eloisk Bates'", b. December 

27, 1890. 

1419. Eugene Percival Bates'", August 

22, 1892. 

1420. Margaret Bates'", b. July 17, 1894. 

1421. Dorothy Bates'", b. February 20, 



1397. Margaretta Moore' (Nathaniel', Enoch', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel^ Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and James D. Gooding had 

1422. Nettie Gooding', teacher; Chester- 

town, Md. 

1423. II William Gooding', b. April 8, 1862, 

m. Sallie Bowman Wright, b. Jan- 
uary 26, 1866; Ex-Principal Clayton 

Public Schools, lawyer, Dover, 
Del. [1426] 

1424. James Gooding'. 

1425. Beckie Gooding', d. . 

1423. William Gooding' and Sallie B. Wright had 

1426. William Lambert Gooding^", 6. 

January 31, 1894. 

1427. James Bowman Gooding'", b. April 

14, 1896. 

1428. Samuel Wright Gooding'", b. Feb- 

ruary 22, 1899. 

1429. Thomas Moore Gooding'", b. May 

27, 1900. 

1398. William Moore' (Nathaniel', Enoch*, Nathaniel', Capt. John', 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Electa Hunt had 

1430. Mary Emma', teacher ; Baltimore, 

1384. Eliza Ann Moore' (Enoch', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eli Heald had 

1431. IIElizabETh Heald', m. Albert Fon- 

tayne. [1436] 

1432. IIMary Ann Heald", m. William P. 

Blackburn. [1440] 

1433- Joseph Heald*, unmarried, d. 

1434. II Edward W. Heald", m. Mary Pep- 
per; he d. . [1445] 

1435. IICharles H. Heald", m. Mary E. 
Talley. [1447] 

1431. £.lizabeth Heald' (Eliza Ann Moore', m. EH Heald, Enoch', Na= 
thaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel, Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Albert Fon= 
tayne had 

1436. Ida Fontayne'. I 1438. Albert Fontayne". 

1437. Mary Frances Fontayne'. I 1439. Bertha Fontayne'. 

1432. Mary Ann Heald' (Eliza Ann Moore', m. Eli Heald, Enoch", Na- 
thaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William P. 
Blackburn had 

1440. Lizzie Blackburn', d. . 

1441. William D. Blackburn'. 

1442. Edward Blackburn'. 

1443- Alice Blackburn'. 
1444. Fannie Blackburn'. 

1434. Edward M. Heald' (Eliza Ann Moore', m. Eli Heald, Enoch', Na- 
thaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Pejt)= 
per had 

1445. Laura Heald'. | 1446. Edith Heald'. 

1435. Charles H. Heald' (Eliza Ann Moore', m. Eli Heald, Enoch', Na- 
thaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary E. TaU 
ley had 

1447. Josephine Heald'. 1448. William H. Heald'; Attorney-at- 

Law, Wilmington, Del.; Post-Mas- 
ter, 1901. 


1385. Enoch Moore' (Enoch', Nathanier, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John*) and Hannah E. Smith had 

1449. Anna A.', b. 1834. 

1450. Evan S.°, b. 1836. 

1451. Kbziah", b. 1837. 

1452. Chari<bs', b. 1839. 

1453. Euzabeth', b. 1841. 

1454. HENOCH*, Jr., b. 1842, m. 1864, Annie 

M. Fields, b. 1844. [1456] 

1455. ElI/A S.*, b. 1847, m. 1868, Abraham 

R. Woollaston. 

1454. Enoch Moore", Jr., (Enoch', Enoch", Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Annie M. Fields had 

1456. ||Mabeli<B R.', b. 1865, m. Robert W. 

Smith, d. 1890. [1463] 

1457. IILizziE B.", b. 1866, m. Frank C. 

Robb. [1464] 

1458. IIGeorGEB.', b. 1869, m. Edith Aydon. 


1459. HENOCH*, 3d, b. 1871, m. Rose E. 

Frank. [1467] 

1460. ||El,SlEM.», (5. 1872, m. Alfred Russell. 


1461. Delawarr", b. 1876, d. 1880. 

1462. Daisy C.^ b. 1882. 

1456. Mabelle R. Moore' and Robert W. Smith had 

1463. R. Dayton Smith", b. 1890. 

1457. Lizzie B. Moore' and FranX C Robb had 

1464. Helen E. Robb", b. 1889. | 1465. EwiE B. Robb", b. 1892, d. 189a. 

1458. George B. Moore" and Edith Aydonhud 

1466. Edith M.", b. 1894. 

1459. Enoch Moore', 3d, and Jf^ose E. FranX had 

1467. Enoch", 4th, b. 1896. 

1460. Elsie M. Moore' and A If red Kussell had 

1468. A. Raymond Russell", b. 1897. 

1386. John Moore' (Enoch', Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Ann jlgnes Magee had 

1469. Alexander Harris', b. October 22, 
1830 ; lives in Wilmington, Del. 

1470. IIElizabeTh Jane', b. October 25, 1832, 
m. Robert S. Hickman, b. March 15, 
1829, d. November 11, 1867; she d. 
November 21, 1890. [1471] 

1470. Elizabeth Jane Moore' (John', Enoch', Nathaniel', Capt. John', 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Ji_obert S. Hickman had 

1471. Charles Hickman', 5. July 3, 1858, 

d. October, 1877. 

1472. Anna Hickman', b. February 15, 

i860, d. June 27, 1863. 

1473. Bertha Hickman', b. April 21, 1863, 

d. September 23, 1865. 

1474. Robert Hickman', d. in infancy. 



1387. Charles Moore' (Enoch^ Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'), and Sarah Ann "Bennett and Sallie Pickets, 

Charles Moore' was sent to Philadelphia to learn bookbinding when 14 ; he 
returned to Wilmington and later went to Brandywine to learn shipbuilding ; in 
1824 he was in the procession in honor of I^afayette ; he removed to Philadelphia 
and helped to build Girard' s last ship . For 40 years he served as Volunteer Chaplain 
at the New Castle County Almshouse, and this he regarded as the most useful 
part of his career. He compiled a manuscript history of the Moore family of 
Wilmington, Del. 

Charles Moore' and Sarah Ann "Bennett and Sallie Pickets 

||Ann AdBLIa', m. William H. Wright. 

Chari,BS Harris*. 
Sarah CaTharixe*, d. August 10 


II Mary Ewzabbth", 


George R. 

1478. 1 

Townsend; Wilmington, Del. 




I/BTITIA Harris', rf. Novembers, 1836. 



Enoch Bennbtt*, 


Emma Iv. 

Smith, Saulsbury, 


; he d. June 

21, 1880. 

1475. Mary £,lizabeth Moore' (Charles', Enoch', Nathaniel', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueF, Rev. John') and George H.. ToWnsend 


1481. FtoRBNCB M. Townsend'. j 1482 Chari<bs M. Townsend'. 

1478. Ann Adelia Moore' (Charles', Enoch", Nathaniel', Capt. John* 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel, Rev. John') and William H. Wright had 

1483. Ansley Newi<in Wright*. | 1484. Wii,i,iam Henry Wright". 

1388. Edward Moore' (Enoch^ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Jl, Hoopes and Sarah E. Higgins 


1485. IIJOHN H.^ b. October 23, 1835, m. 

1862, Elizabeth Wilson, b. 1833, d. 

December 9, 1888. [1487] 
i486. II Mary', b. March 23, 1837, m. April 

8, 1856, I. J. Norris Robinson, b. 

January 8, 1831, d. September 13, 

1878; March i, 1881, 2. J. Hood 
Wright, b. November 2, 1836, d. 
November 4, 1894 ; 613 Fifth Ave- 
nue, N. Y. City. [1490] 

1485. John H. Moore' (Edward', Enoch", Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Elizabeth Wilson had 

1487. IILEna F.9, b. April 22, 1863, m. 


1488. Elizabeth Wilson', b. January i, 
1872, m. October 7, 1903, William 
Hammond Remick, New York. 

1487. Lena F. Moore' and — 

1489. Elizabeth Moore'", b. June 8, 1894. 




1486. Mary Moore' (Edward', Enoch^ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and J. Norris Robinson and J. Hood Wright. 

J. Norris Robinson and J. Hood Wright were both members of the firm of 
Drexel & Company, bankers, Philadelphia, Pa. The J. Hood Wright Hospital 
in New York City is a memorial to the latter. The compiler is indebted to Mrs. 
Wright for valuable assistance in the compilation of the data of the Wilmington 

Mary Moore" and J. Norris Robinson and J. Hood Wright 


IIWimAM MooRa Robinson", b. Jan- 
uary 12, 1857, m. January 18, 1882, 
Thusnelda Hessenbruch (Theophi- 
lus). [1496] 

1491. ESTELLB Robinson', b. October 22, 

1859, d. January 23, 1863. 

1492. ||May Estelle Robinson', 6. March 

12, 1863, m. April 22, 1884, John 
Markle, M. E., Hazleton, Pa., b. 
December 15, 1858 ; no children. 

1493. BerthaNorris Robinson", b. March 
30, 1865, m. John N. Conyngham, 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; no children. 

1494. John Norris Robinson", b. March 12, 

1867, d. July 8, 1867. 

1495. IIEdward Moore Robinson", b. Sep- 

tember 20, 1868, m. January 10, 1893, 
Ailene Ivers '(Richard), b. Septem- 
ber I, 1870; Philadelphia, Pa. [1498] 



Willi&m Moore Robinson" and Thusnelda Hessenbruch 

Mary Bertha Robinson"', b. Octo- 
ber 2, 1883, d. March 25, 1885. 

I 1497- 


Thusnelda Wright Robinson", b. 
May 2, i886. 

1492. May Estelle Robinson" and John Markle. 

John Markle is a graduate of Lafayette College, class of 1880, Mining En- 
gineering Department, a member oi 6 A X fraternity, banker, coal operator, and a 
trustee of Lafayette College. 

1495. E,dward Moore R.obinson" and Ailene IVers. 

Edward Moore Robinson" is connected with the banking firm of Drexel & 
Company, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Robinson has rendered material assistance in 
the publication of this book. 

E.d'ward Moore Robinson" and Jlilene IVers had 

1498. Edward Ivers Robinson'", b. Feb- 
ruary 3, 1894. 

1389. Mary Moore' (Enoch', Nathaniel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Jonathan Zebley had 

1499. Hannah Zebley^. 

1500. Sallie Zebley*. 

1501. Edward M. ZeblEy*. 


(Son) Zebley'. 
(Son) Zebley*. 

1094. Amos Coryell Moore' (Nathaniel', m. Eleanor Van Brunt, Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Hannah Learning (Chris- 
topher) and Phebe Ludlam. 



Amos Coryell Moore* was a Methodist minister and traveled on a circuit in 
the lower part of New Jersey. 

Amos Coryell Moore' and Hannah Learning and Vhebe 
Ludlam had 

1504. JISarah Lb;aming\ 6. December 21, 
1806, m. May 3, 183 1, Dr. Maurice 

Beesiey, d. June 3, 1894 ; shed. . 


1505. LBAMING', 6. September 6, 1808, un- 
married, d. July 7, 1847. 

1504. Sarah Learning Moore' (Amos C", Nathaniel', Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Dr. Maurice "Beesley had 

1509. IIHannah Moore BEESI<EY^ m. April 
18, 1866, S. Eugene Kendall, rf. Janu 

1506. JtJlvlA BeESLEy', d. March 4, 1837, at 
5 years, of scarlet fever. 

1507. Edward L. Beesx-EY**, d. March i, 

1837, at 3 years, of scarlet fever. 

1508. IIJUUA BeESI,EY', m. May 31, 1857, 

Jeremiah H. Townseud, d. January, 
1897. [1512] 

ary 10, 1897; she d. January 11, 
1889. [1516] 

1510. Rhoda Beesiey^.* 

1511. ||Dr. E. Maurice BEESI,EY^ b. June 

22, 1845, m. November 11, 1873, 
Carrie A. Harris, b. 1853, d. March 
26, 1903, aet. 50, Belvidere, N. J. 

1508. Julia Beesiey' (Sarah L,eaming Moore', m. Dr. Maurice Beesiey, 
Amos C.°, Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Jeremiah H. ToWnsend had 

1512. IIFlora May Townsend^, m. i. Wal- 
ter Scott, d. April 8, 1884, aet. 23 ; 
November 15, 1890, 2. Charles Far- 
rell. [1514] 

1513. Frank Townsend', b. April 8, 1863; 
Washington, D. C. 

1512. Flora May Townsend" and Walter Scott and Charles 
Farrell had 

1514. C.Edward Maurice Scott^", b. 1515. Wai,TER Scott'», Jr., *. February 8, 

February 24, 1882. 1884. 


1509. Hannah Moore Beesiey* (Sarah I^eaming Moore', m. Dr. 
Maurice Beesiey, Amos C.^ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and S. Eugene Kendall had 


S. Eugene Kendali^", m. April 18, 
1866, Athalia Walker ; no children. 

1517. Hannah Kendai,i<^ m. April 18, 

1866, ; she d. January 11, 


1511. Dr. E. Maurice Beesiey' (Sarah I^eamingMoore', m. Dr. Maurice 
Beesiey, Amos C.\ Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Carrie ji. Harris had 

1518. Eleanor E. Beesley', b. September 

19, 1874. 

1519. Mary Tuft Beesley', b. April 6, 

1876, m. June, 1898, Francis S. 
Mathev?s; Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1520. J. Harris BEESLEy', d. at 4 years. 

1521. E. Maurice Beesley'. 

* The compiler is indebted to Miss Rhoda Beesiey for the Cape May family records. 


1095. Sarah Moore' (Nathaniel^ m. Eleanor Van Brunt, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and SteWart }Vilson and Jona=- 
than Hand' (Jonathan*, Shamgar", Shamgar*, John'). 

Miss Sarah Moore' was one of the thirteen young girls who represented the 
States and greeted General Washington as he passed under the triumphal arcli on 
entering Trenton, April 21, 1789. The following contemporary accounts* are of 
interest : 

Trenton, April 21. — This day we were honored with the presence of his 
Excellency the President of the United States of America on his way to New 
York. A troop of horse, commanded by Capt. Carle, and a company of infantry, 
commanded by Capt. Halon, completely equipped, and in full uniform, with a 
large concourse of the gentlemen and inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, 
lined the Jersey bank of the Delaware, to hail the General's arrival. As soon as 
he set foot on shore, he was welcomed with three huzzas, which made the shores 
re-echo the cheerful sounds. After being saluted by the horse and infantry, he 
was escorted to town, in the following order : A detachment of the horse — The 
Light Infantry — His Excellency, on horseback, attended by Charles Thompson, 
Esq., and Col. Humphreys — The troop of horse — The gentlemen of the town 
and neighbourhood on horseback. t 

When the procession arrived at the bridge south of the town, they were 
presented with a scene to which no description can do justice. 

As Trenton had been rendered twice memorable during the war, once by 
the capture of the Hessians, and again by the repulse of the whole British army, 
in their attempt to cross the bridge over the Assanpinck Creek, the evening be- 
fore the battle of Princeton — a plan was formed by a number of ladies, and carried 
into execution, solely under their direction, to testify to the General, by the cele- 
bration of those eventful actions, the grateful sense they retained of the safety and 
protection afforded by him to the daughters of New Jersey. For this purpose, a 
triumphal arch was raised on the bridge, about 20 feet wide, supported by 13 col- 
umns — the height of the arch to the center was equal to the width. Each column 
was entwined with wreaths of evergreen. The arch, which extended about twelve 
feet along the bridge, was covered with laurel, and decorated on the inside with 
laurel, running vines, and a variety of evergreens. On the front of the arch the 
following motto was inscribed in large gilt letters ; ' ' The Defender of the mothers 
will also protect the daughters." The upper and lower edges of this inscription 
were ornamented with wreaths of evergreen and artificial flowers of all kinds, made 
by the ladies for the occasion, beautifully interspersed. On the center of the 
arch, above the inscription, was a dome, or cupola, of artificial flowers and ever- 
greens, encircling the dates of the glorious events which the whole was designed 
to celebrate, inscribed in large gilt letters. The summit of the dome displayed a 
large sunflower, which, always pointing to the sun, was designed to express this 
sentiment, or motto — " To you alone" — as emblematic of the affections and hopes 
of the PEOPLE being directed to him, in the united suffrage of the millions of 

A numerous train of ladies, leading their daughters, were assembled at the 
arch, thus to thank their Defender and Protector. As the General passed under 
the arch, he was addressed in the following SONATA, composed by Major Rich- 
ard Howell, and set to music for the occasion, by a number of young ladies 
dressed in white, decked with wreaths and chaplets of flowers, and holding in 
their hands baskets filled with flowers : 

WELCOME, mighty Chief ! once more, 
Welcome to this grateful shore : 
Now no mercenary foe 
Aims again the fatal blow — 
Aims at thee the fatal blow. 

* Pennsylvania Magazine of History, October, 1895. 
t Pennsylvania Packet, May i. 



Virgins fair and Matrons grave, 
Those thy conquering arms did save, 
Build for thee triumphal bowers. 
Strew, ye fair, his way with flowers — 
Strew your Hero's way with flowers. 

As they sung these lines, they strewed the flowers before the General. 

When his Excellency came opposite the little female band, he honored the 
ladies by stopping until the Sonata was finished. The scene was truly grand — 
universal silence prevailed — nothing was to be heard but the sweet notes of the 
songsters— and the mingled sentiments which crowded into the mind in the mo- 
ments of solemn stillness during the song, bathed many cheeks with tears. The 
General most politely thanked the ladies for their attention, and the procession 
moved on to his lodgings. 

A copy of the song taken from the lips of Mrs. Sarah Moore Hand is a 
cherished relic of the old times. 

Jonathan Ha^d^ born November 15, 1780, died April 2, 1834, was Captain 
of the Independent Battalion in the War of 181 2 ; he was appointed County 
Clerk of Cape May County, in 1831. He was the son of Jonathan Hand*, ist, who 
served in the Colonial Assembly in 1769, 1771 to 1776, the grandson of Shamgar 
Hand^ who with his brother acquired large property interests in Cape May 
County in 1685, the great-grandson of Shamgar^ who removed from Southamp- 
ton, Iv. I., to Cape May, where he was as early as 1699, the great-great-grand- 
son of John Hand\ who came from Stanstete, Kent County, England, who was 
in Southampton, I,. I., in 1644, and in 1648 helped to found Easthampton, and 
his wife, Alice, the sister of Josiah Stanborough. 

Sarah Moore" and J'feEsJart Wilson and Jonathan Hand, 2d, 





IIBlKANor Wii^on', b. February 2, 
1796, m. February 27, 1813, Thomas 
Ross, brother of John Ross, who 
married Sarah Hand' , her step-sister ; 
she rf. May 3, 1870. [1531] 
Stewart Wii,son', 6. March 26, 

1799, unmarried. 
» * * * * 

II Esther Hand', b. September 19, 
1805, m. Elijah Husted, b. De- 
cember 2, 1804, d. May 27, 1875; she 
d. December 11, i858. [1572] 

IISarah Moore Hand', b. March 27, 
1805, m. John Ross ; she d. Septem- 
ber 17, 1879. [1583] 


II Rebecca Hand', b. February 13, 
1807, m. 1830, Henry Foster ; she 
fl'. April 5, 1875. [1623] 

Jonathan Hand', b. August i, 1809, 
d. July 27, 1810. 

Aaron Hand', b. July 18, 1812, un- 
married, d. June I, 1874. 

John Moore Hand', b. September 
8, 1815, unmarried, d. October 12, 

153°- IIJonaThan Hand', 3d, b. December 
22, 1818, m. February 12, 1851, 
Judith S. Wheaton, d. March 2, 
1897. [1647] 




1522. Eleanor Wilson' (Sarah 
Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 

1531. IIJDLIA Ann Ross^ b. May 8, 1814, m. 

December i, 1839, Anthony Beni- 
zet ; she d. March 20, 1886. [1538] 

1532. IIWiLSON Ross^ b. April 2, 1816, m. 

Eveline Miller ; he d. April, 1895. 

1533. Sarah Ross', b. March 22, 1819, d. 

November 9, 1820. 
1534- IIJohn Ross', b. October 26, 1820, m . 
Rhoda Ludlam. [1551] 

Moore", m. Stewart Wilson, Nathaniel", 
Rev. John') and Thomas Ross had 

1535- IIGeorgb Washington Ross', *. No- 
vember 22, 1823, m. I. MarySmith; 
2. Eliza Holmes. [1555] 

1536. Edmund I^be Ross', b. August 19, 
1827, d. December i, 1846. 

1537- ||Ei,i<EN Moore Ross', b. December 
28, 1832, m. Joseph Smith, d. (lost 
at sea) September 12, 1867. [1568] 

Washington's Reception at Trenton. 

This reproduction of a crude steel engraving is interesting because it shows what actually occurred when 

Washington was on his way to the inauguration ceremonies, which were to make him 

the first President of the United States. 


1531. Julia Ann R.oss* and jinthony "Benizet had 

1538. l|WiLUAM Hbnry Harrison Beni- 

ZET^, b. March 27, 1841, m. January 
29, 1873, Lena Ware. [1542] 

1539. Emma L. Bsnizex*, b. September 27, 


1540. II Edmund S. Benizet^, b. January 
19, 1844, m. February 25, 1874, 
Mary H. Springer. [1543] 

1541. JUUA R. Benizex", b. November 12, 

1538. William Henry Harrison Benizet" and Lena Ware had 

1542. Walter S. BEnizeT^", b. January 30, 

1540. E,dmund S. Benizef and Mary H. Springer had 

1543. Ralph A. Benizet'", b. January 4, I 1544. Maude H. Benizbt'", b. January 18, 
1875. 1 1883. 

1532. Wilson Ross' (Eleanor Wilson', m. Thomas Ross, Sarah Moore', 
m. Stewart Wilson, Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and EVeline Miller had 

1545. ||Mary E. Ross", m. Elmer Lake. I 1546. Julia Ross'. 

[1547] I 

1545. Mary E. R-oss" and Elmer Lake had 

1547. Dr. Wilson Lake", m. Anna 

Thompson ; no children. 

1548. Evelyn Lake'". 

1549. Sadie Lake'", m. December 3, 1897, 

John S. Schellenger. 

1550. Elmer Lake'". 

1534. John Ross' (Eleanor Wilson', m. Thomas Ross, Sarah Moore', m. 
Stewart Wilson, Nathaniel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and "R^hoda Ludlam had 

1551. II Edmund L. Ross', m. Anna Lloyd. 


1551. Edmund L. R.oss' and jinna Lloyd had 

1552. Howard H. Ross'". I 1554. John H. Ross". 

1553. Bertha Ross'". I 

1535. George Washington R.oss° (Eleanor Wilson', m. Thomas 
Ross, Sarah Moore', m. Stewart Wilson, Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel", 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Smith and Eliza Holmes had 

1555. Ida Ross", a?. . 

1556. Ella Ross', d. . 

1557. Ida Ross', 2d, d. . 

1558. II Hannah Ross' m. Winfield Border ; 

she d. . [1564] 


1559. II Emma R. Ross', m. Clarence Gal- 

lagher. [1566] 

1560. Mary Ross'. 

1561. Georgie Ross'. 

1562. Dorcas Ross'. 

1563. Clarence Ross', d. in infancy. 


1558. Hannah Ross' and W infield "Border had 

1564. Ci,ARBNCB BordbrI". I 1565- GEORGE Border'". 

1559. Emma R-. R-oss' and Clarence Gallagher had 

1566. GauagherI". I 1567. Gai.i.aghbr'''. 

1537. Ellen Moore Ross' (Eleanor Wilson', m. Thomas Ross, Sarah 

Moore', m. Stewart Wilson, Nathaniel\ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 

Rev. John') and Joseph Smith had 

1568. IIAnThony B. Smith', m. February 9, I 1569. Edmond Smith', d. at sea, Septetn- 
1882, Ray Garwood. [1570] I ^er 12, 1867. 

1568. Anthony B. Smith" and Ray Garwood had 

1570. Clarence Smith'". | 1571- Garwood Smith". 

1524. Esther Hand' (Sarah Moore^ m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel', 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elijah Hasted had 

1574. Adai,aide HusTed', 6. January 3, 

1572. IIEuzabeth Hdsted^ 6. September 

3, 1837, m. Elon Gwyn, d. April 4, 
1815, d. June 10, 1890. [1577] 

1573. IISarah Ei<LEN Husted*, b. March 

24, 1839, m. George Husted. 


1575. ||AnnabEI,i,E Husted', b. December 

13, 1842, m. Alexander McKean ; 
she d. April 9, 1872. [1580] 

1576. Ai,BERT HdsTEd', b. December 17, 

1844, d. November 28, 1865. 

1572. E.lizabeth Husted" (Esther Hand', m. Elijah Husted, Sarah 

Moore", m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 

Rev. John') and Elon GWyn had 

1577. Mary Elizabeth Gwyn", b. June 15, 
1877, d. September 17, 1877. 

1573. Sarah £,llen Husted" (Esther Hand', m. Elijah Husted, Sarah 
Moore", m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and George Husted had 

1578. George w. Hosted", b. May n, I 1579. annabelle Husted', b. March 20, 
i860, d. October 11, 1897. | 1862. 

1575. Annabelle Husted" (Esther Hand', m. Elijah Husted, Sarah 
Moore", m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and jilexander McKean had 

1582. Lizzie Husted McKean", b. Sep- 

1580. Thomas McKean", b. October 21, 

1868, d. August 23, 1875. 

1581. Morgan Weston McKean", i5. Sep- 

tember 13, 1871. 

tember 18, 1873. 



1525. Sarah Moore Hand' (Sarah Moore', m. Jonathan Hand, Nathan- 
iel, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) and John "R^oss had 

1586. IJLBWis Hand Ross', m. Sophia Swain. 


1587. IIEdward Ross", tn. Emma Allen. 


1588. IIJOSEPHINE Hand Ross', m. Joshua 
Hand Reeves. [1619] 

1589. John Moorb Ross". 

1583. IIIiYDiA LSAMING Ross", m. Frank- 

lin Whitaker. [1590] 

1584. IIThomas Ross', m. Matilda T. Con- 

ner. [1605] 

1585. Franki,in Moore Ross', m. Annie 

Hallenbeck ; no children. 

1583. Lydia Learning Ross' and Franiclin Whitaker had 

1590. IIJULIA Ross Whitaker", m. William 
Ross Hunt. [1597] 

1591. Lemuei< Whitaker', m. Clara P. 

Wheeler ; no children. 

1592. Clarence Bartlett Whitaker", 


1593. ||Harry Vandyke Whitaker", m. 

Balbina de Ceuras. [1598] 


II Frank Leaming Whitaker", m. 
Frank S. Kintzing. [1599] 

1595. II Herbert Coleman Whitaker", m. 

Agnes Tweed. [1601] 

1596. Cora Whitaker", m. Charles J. 

Yocum ; no children. 

1590. Julia Ross WhitaKer' and William Ross Hunt had 

1597- JEANNETTE Fallen Hunt^". 

1593. Harry Van Dyke WhitaRer' and Balbina de Ceuras had 

1598. Claddine Whitaker^". 

1594. FranR Leaming WhitaRer' and Frank S. Kintzing had 

1599. Florence Leaming Whitaker^". | 1600. Marguerite Whitaker". 

1595. Herbert Coleman WhitaRer' and Agnes Tweed had 

1601. Norman T. Whitaker". I 1603. Dorothea Whitaker". 

1602. Hazel Whitaker". I 1604. Roland Whitaker". 

1584. TKomas F«.OSs' (Sarah Moore Hand', m. John Ross, Sarah Moore', 
m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ Capt. Samuel^ Rev. 
John^) and Matilda T. Connor had 

1605. II Frederick Connor Ross", m. Ella 1 1606. Lilian Benizet Ross". 
Kinsler. [1608] | 1607. Franklin M. Ross". 

1605. FredericR Connor Ross' and Ella Kinsler had 

1608. Garrett Mott Ross". 

1586. Lewis Hand Ross" (Sarah Moore Hand', m. John Ross, Sarah 

Moore', m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ Capt. SamueP, 

Rev. John') and Sophia StOain had 

1609. IIJAMES S. Ross", m. Mary Hollins- 
head. [1610] 



1609. James S. Ross' and Mary HoUinshead had 

1610. BEATRICE Rossi». I 1611. Alice Ross'". 

1587. Edward Ross" (Sarah Moore Hand', m. John Ross, Sarah Moore*, 
m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Emma jillen had 

1612. II Eva Ross', m. Bowler. [1617] 

1613. II Frank Ross', m. . [1618] 

1614. William Allen Ross', m. . 

1615. Julia Ross'. 

1616. John Ross'. 

1612. ELva Ross' and Bo£t)/erhad 

1617. (Daughter) BowlEr". 

1613. Frank Ross' and 

1618. Ross". 


1588. Josephine Hand Ross' (Sarah Moore Hand', m. John Ross, 
Sarah Moore", m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Joshua Hand TK.eeVes had 

1619. IIEmiliB Bertha Reeves', m. How- I 1620. John Warren Re;evES'. 
ard Beverly Hemphill. [1621] | 

1619. Emilie Bertha R.eeves' and Hoti)ard "BeVerly Hemphill 


1621. Ross Hemphill'". | 1622. Evelyn Hemphill'". 

1526. R.ebecca Hand' (Sarah Moore°, m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel", 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel' 

1623. IIWiLLiAM H. Foster*, m. May 31, 

1859, Hannah Patten. [1629] 

1624. Mary Jank Foster', m. Charles G. 

Linder ; no children. 

1625. IIEvALiNE Foster', m. John Bozorth. 


Rev. John') and Henry Foster had 

1626. IIRachel Fo.ster", m. Owen Han- 

cock. [1636] 

1627. Charles Foster'. 

1628. John Foster*. 

1623. William H. Foster' (Rebecca Hand', m. Henry Foster, Sarah 
Moore", m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Hannah "Patten had 


IICharles H. Foster', m. Millicent 
Hand, [1639] 

1630. George P. Foster', m. Lelian 

Spaulding ; no children. 

1631. IIWiLLiAM LiNwooD Foster', m. 

Clemina Henderson. [1643] 

1632. IIClement Foster', m. Debbie Er- 

rickson. [1645] 

1633. IIEdwin Foster', m. Lydia Richard- 

sou. [1646] 

1634. Emma Foster'. 



1625- £valine Foster' (Rebecca Hand', m. Henry Foster, Sarah Moore', 
m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel, Capt. John^ Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John^) and John "Bozorth had 

1635. Chari,es F. Bozorth". 

1626. R.achel Foster' (Rebecca Hand', m. Henry Foster, Sarah Moore", 
m. Jonathan Hand, NathanieP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') 
and Owen Hancocic had 

1636. Nettib Hancock". 

1637. Charles Hancock*. 

1638. Walter Hancock'. 



Charles H. Foster' and Millicent Hand had 

I 1641. Albert w. Foster'". 
I 1642. Lewis Foster'". 

Henry H. Foster'". 
Earle Foster'". 

1631. William Linwood Foster" and Clemina Henderson had 

1643. Charles E. Foster'". | 1644. Henderson Foster'". 

1632. Clement Foster" and Debbie Errickson had 

1645. Roy Foster'". 

1633. E,dwin Foster" and Lydia "R^ichardson had 

1646. Edwin Dorsey Foster'". 

1530. Jonathan Hand', 3d (Sarah Moore^ m. Jonathan Hand, Nathaniel", 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Judith S. Wheaton. 

Jonathan Hand', 3d, was Deputy County Clerk, from 1831 to 1834 ; in 1835 
he was chosen County Clerk by the Legislature. In politics he was a Whig, and 
in later times was a Republican. He was chosen, without opposition, for nine 
times to this office. In 1 862 Governor Olden appointed him Draft Commissioner. 

Jonathan Hand% 3d, and Judith S. Wheaton had 

1647. Laura Weston Hand', unmarried. 

1648. Morgan Hand', m. AdalaideCresse; 

City Solicitor, Cape May County, 

1649. Julia Hand', m. William Vangilder. 

1650. WiNFlELD ScOTT Hand', m. Mellie 


1651. Jonathan Hand', unmarried. 

1652. IISarah Moore Hand', m. June 30, 

1897, Arthur J. Bankerd; Philadel- 
phia, Pa. [1652a] 

1652. Sarah Moore Hand' and Arthur J. Ban1(,erd had 

1652a. Sarah Adalaide Bankerd", 6. 



1078. Theophilus Moore' (Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and "B^hoda "Phillips (Justice John, of Pennington). 

Theophilus Moore* died in 1805 intestate. In 1792 he and his wife, 
Rhoda, had surveyed eight hundred acres of land in Northampton County, Penn- 

Theophilus Moore^ and Rhoda Phillips had 

i6s^. IILETITIA^ m. TacobHolcombe (Jacob, 1838, New Brunswick, N. J.; she </. 

■ ' July 6, 1841. [1684] 

1655. IIKkziah'", m. John Van Cleve Hart' 


IILetiTia'^, m. Jacob Holcombe (Jacob, 
New Brunswick, N. J.), a cousin of 
Samuel Holcombe, who married 
Mary Moore* ; she d. . [1656] 

II Mary"', m., 1794, Samuel Holcombe, 
Mt. Airy, Hunterdon County, N. J., 
d. 7mo., 26, 1769, d. December 17, 

(Abner', John^ John'), merchant, of 
Philadelphia, b. 1782, d. 1862; she 
d. . [1735] 

1653. Letitia Moore' (Theophilus', Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel', Rev. John') and Jacob Holcombe had 

1656. IjMaria H01.COMBE', m. Dr. Joseph I 1657. IIKeziah Holcombe', m. Joseph Rea- 
Ivandis; Hollidaysburg, Pa. [1658] | kirt; Philadelphia, Pa. [1671] 

1656. Maria Holcombe' (Letitia Moore', m. Jacob Holcombe, Theophi- 
lus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Dr. Joseph 
Landis had 


Maria Louisa L,andis'. 
llAuGusTus S. Landis*, m. Eleanor 
Porter^ (John'-', m. Maria Buch, 
Thomas'), sister of Prof. Thomas C. 
Porter, D.D., LL.D., Lafayette Col- 
lege. [1663] 




David C. Landis', m. Martha Bul- 
lock; no children. 

ICoRNEUA Landis"*, m. Dr. Thomas 
Johnson Moore (Silas, Blair County, 
Pa.), Hollidaysburg, Pa. [1668] 

I Josephine LANDIS^ m. John Black, 
Philadelphia, Pa. [1670] 

1659. Augustus S. Landis" (Maria Holcombe', m. Dr. Joseph Landis, 

Letitia Moore', m. Jacob Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 

Samuel', Rev. John') and Eleanor Porter (John, m. Maria Buch, Thomas) had 

1663. liMARiA Porter LANDIS^ m. 1 1664. Letitia Holcombe Landis*. 

Porcher. [1666] | 1665. HELEN Landis". 

1663. Maria Porter Landis^ and Porcher had 

1666. Porcher'". | 1667. Porcher'". 

1661. Cornelia Landis" (Maria Holcombe', m. Dr. Joseph Landis, 
Letitia Moore", m. Jacob Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt! 
Samuel', Rev. John') and ©r. Thomas Johnson Moore (Silas) had ' 

1668. Augusta Landis Moore*. 

1669. Marie Holcombe Moore", m. S. 
Edward Redfern, Washington, 

1662. Josephine Landis" (Maria Holcombe', m. Dr. Joseph Landis 
Letitia Moore", m. Jacob Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt' 
Samuel', Rev. John') and John "Black had 

1670. Ethel Black". 

* Penna. Archives, 3rd series, XXVI, 134. 



1657. Keziah Holcombe' (Letitia 
ilus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer 

1671. (Daughter) RkakirT*, d. in infancy. 

1672. JoSBPH Rbakirt', d. in infancy. 

1673. Theodore REakirt", d. young. 

1674. IIEdwin Landis Reakirt*, m. Mar- 

garet L,ardner (Admiral James, 
U. S. N.); 2130 Spruce Street, 
Philadelphia. [1678] 

1675. Cornewa WooDHutt Hart Rea- 

Moore", m. Jacob Holcombe, Theoph- 
, Rev. John') and Joseph Reakirt 

kirt", m. Lieut. A. B. Cummings, 
U. S. N., killed, with Farragut; she 

1676. II Virginia Reakirt", 
1838, m. November 
James Laws, U. S. N., 
24, 1827. [1681] 

1677. Theodore Reakirt', 2d, d. 1875. 

March 8, 
1864, Dr. 

1674. E,dwin Landis ReaRirt' (Keziah Holcombe', m. Joseph Reakirt, 
Letitia Moore^ m. Jacob Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Marsraref Lardner (Admiral James, U. S. N.) had 

1678. Lardner REAKIRT^ 1 1680. Mary Wii^mer Reakirt^, m. April 

1679. Edwin Lardner Reakirt'. I i, 1902, Robert Hartshorne Large. 

1676. Virginia R.eakirt' (Keziah Holcombe', m. Joseph Reakirt, Letitia 
Moore", m. Jacob Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John', and Dr. James LaWs, U. S. N., had 

1683. ESTEtLE Meircken* Laws', b. May 



Virginia Reakirt Laws', b. De- 
cember 21, 1866. 

Paul Wai,tham Laws', b. Novem- 
ber 19, 1870, d. March 18, 1873. 

19, 1872, m. May 14, 1896, George 
Gibson Colegate. 

1654. Mary Moore" (Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel,' 
Rev. John') and Samuel Holcombe*^ (Samuel', Samuel^ John'). 

Samuel Holcombe* and family came to New Brunswick, N. J., in 1810, 
from Mt. Airy. He lived on Water Street. He was a prosperous grain merchant. 

Mary Moore" and Samuel Holcombe had 





JRhoda Moore Hoi,combe', b. Janu- 
ary 18, 1795, m. Peter V. Pool ; she 
d. August 2, 1878, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

IEuzabeth StihweIvL Holcombe', 
b. 1796, New Brunswick, N. J., m. 
Rev. Stephen H. Meeker, b. October 
17, 1799, Elizabeth, N. J., d. Febru- 
ary 2, 1876, Brooklyn, N, Y.; she 
d. December 30, 1850, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. [1695] 

|Theophii,us Moore Holcombe', b. 
May 19, 1799, m. Catharine Neilson 
Farmer; he d. November 19, 1864. 


Jane Maria Holcombe', b. 1804, 
unmarried, d. June 8, 1853. 

Cornelia A. Holcombe', b. March 
4, 1809, m. 1833, Dr. Augustus F. 
R. Taylor (Dr. Augustus R.), b. Oc- 
tober I, 1809, d. March 6, 1884; she 
d. May i, 1872. [1723] 

SosAN Jones Holcombe', b. July 8, 
1812, m. May 2, 1832, George Plum 

Molleson^ (Elias*, Gilbert^ ^ 

Gilbert^), b. May 21, 1805, New 
Brunswick, N. J., d. May 17, 1844 ; 
she d. Juue4, 1887. [1725] 

1684. Rhoda Moore Holcombe' (Mary Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, 
Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and "Peter V. 
Pool had 

1690. John Pool', m. Sarah Suydam ; he 

d. June I, 1882. 

1691. William Bayard Pool", d. April 2, 


1692. IISamuel Holcombe Pool", m. Julia 

Meigs, of New York; living, 1900. 

1693. Mary Holcombe Pool", m. Eugene 
H. PuUen, d. April 29, 1899 J she 
d. ; no children. 

* Estelle Meircken, a notable school mistress of Philadelphia, daughter of Peter Meircken, a leading ship- 
ping merchant of Philadelphia, and his wife Maria Snowden ; the latter's portrait, by Stuart, is owned by 
Mrs. Laws. See Century Magazine, January, 1902, p. 377. 



1692. Samuel Holcombe Poor (Rhoda Moore Holcombe', m. Peter 
V. Pool, Mary Moore*, m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus^ Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Julia MeigS had 

1694. Austin Meigs Poor,'. 

1685. Elizabeth Stillwell Holcombe' (Mary Moore^ m. Samuel 
Holcombe, Theophilus'*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and 
1K.eV. Stephen H. Meeker. 

Rev. Stephen H. Meeker was graduated at Columbia College in 1821, en- 
tered the ministry in 1824, from Rutgers Seminary, New Brunswick, was installed 
pastor of the old Bushwick Reformed Church, on the last Sunday in February, 
1825, where he continued pastor for over fifty years. He founded the first Sunday- 
school, in what is now Brooklyn, Sunday, April 27, 1827. 

£,lizabeth Stillwell Holcombe' and ReV. Stephen H. 
Meeker had 



Samdei, Meeker", d. in infancy. 
IICORNELIA T. Meeker", m. Henry 
D. Cowles, b. November 26, 1823, 
Geneva, N. Y., d. August 5, 1875; 
she d. July 4, 1897, N. Y. [1702] 

IMary Ewzabeth Meeker", b. Au- 
gust 16, 1830, m. I. Andrew D.Gris- 
wold, DD.S., b. March 12, 1828, d. 

August 27, 1857; 2. Fielding; 

she d. July 3, 1895. [1707] 

1698. Frank Meeker", b. November, 1832, 

d. December 16, 1851. 

1699. jui,iA Waterbdry Meeker", m. 

Frederic Kelsey, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1700. II Catharine Meeker", m. Edward 

B. Coombs, b. 1836, d. August 17, 
1864; Union Soldier. [1710] 

1701. IISUSAN W. Meeker", m. October 17, 

1867, George D. Betts. [1712] 

1696. Cornelia T. Meeker' (Elizabeth Stillwell Holcombe', Mary 
Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Henry D. CoWles had 



WHLIAM H. CowtES", b. July 28, 

1857, d. October 18, 1889. 
Frank Cowi^es'. 

1704. Cowi^Es'. 

1705. ||El,IZABBTH CowtEs', m. 


1 705. Elizabeth Cowles' and 

1706. CoRNELl,'", d. . 


1697. Mary Elizabeth Meeker" (Elizabeth Stillwell Holcombe', Mary 
Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus', Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt'. Sam- 
uel, Rev. John') and Andreti? X>. Gristaold and Fielding h&d 

1707. Frank Griswoi,d'. r ***** 

1708. Henry I,. Griswoi,d', m. . | 1709. Minnie Fiei<ding». 

1700. Catharine Meeker" (Elizabeth Stillwell Holcombe', Mary Moore' 
m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel' Rev' 
John') and EdWard B. Coombs had 

1710. Edward B.CooMBS^ JR. | 1711. Samuel H. Coombs'. 


1701. Susan W. MeeKer' (Elizabeth Stillwell Holcombe', m. Rev. 
Stephen H. Meeker, Mary Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus*, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George D. Betts had 

1712. Frederick Betts'. | 1713. Stephen M. Betts". 

1686. Theophilus Moore Holcombe' (Mary Moore*, m. Samuel 
Holcombe, Theophilus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and 
Catharine Neilson Farmer had 

1714. Gertrude C. Hoi.combe', d. 1825. 

1715. Mary Moore Hoi,combe', m. 

Charles D. Deshler ; she d. Septem- 
ber 7, 1893. 

1716. Hugh Munro Hoi.combe'', d. 1834, 


1717. Jane Farmer Holcombe', unmar- 


1718. Ferdinand SCHUREMANH01.COMBE*, 

m. Emma Bishop ; he d. December 
24, 1885. 

1719. Samtjei, Holcombe', m. Ella Grant ; 

he d. February 19, 1868, 

1 720. Hannah Munro Holcombe', unmar- 

ried, d. 1864. 

1721. Theophilus Moore Holcombe", un- 

married, d. 1862. 

1722. Andrew Cojemans Holcombe', un- 

married, d. 1887. 

1688. Cornelia A. Holcombe' (Mary Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, 
Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Dr. Au- 
gustus F. 2<.. Taylor (Dr. Augustus R.). 

Dr. Augustus F. R. Taylor was at one time Mayor of New Brunswick. 

Cornelia A. Holcombe' and Dr. Augustus F. R. Taylor had 

1723. IICatharine Neilson Taylor', m. 
Loyal T. Ives ; she d. February 9, 
1901, New Brunswick, N. J.; no 

1724. Mary Moore Taylor'; member of 
Jersey Blue Chapter D. A. R. 

1723. Catharine Neilson Taylor" (Cornelia A. Holcombe', m. Dr. 
Augustus F. R. Taylor, Mary Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus^ Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Loyal T. IVes. 

Catharine Neilson Taylor' was of New Brunswick and always resided there. 
From early life she devoted much of her time to deeds of charity and not only 
took an active and leading part in the organized charities of the city, but gave 
most generously to many private enterprises. Her benevolences were wide-spread, 
and many families were made happy and comfortable through her kindly efforts. 
No appeal for aid to her went unheeded. She was a member of the Board of 
Managers of the Children's Industrial Home, of the I^adies' Auxiliary of the 
Y. M. C. A., and also took an active interest in the Wells Memorial Hospital. 
She was an attendant at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist.* 

1689. Susan Jones Holcombe' (Mary Moore", m. Samuel Holcombe, 
Theophilus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George 

Plum Molleson' (Elias*, Gilbert', \ Gilbert'). 

George Plum Molleson attended school at Baskingridge, N. J., graduated 
from Princeton, 1824, studied law and became Master and Examiner in Chancery, 
November 10, 1837, and was active in politics as a Whig — was an ardent supporter 

* New Brunswick Daily Times. 


and warm personal friend of Henry Clay. He was three times elected to the Leg- 
islature and, declining reelection, was appointed Prosecutor of the Pleas for Mid- 
dlesex County on March 12, 1839, by Governor Pennington, and two years later 
Attorney-General of New Jersey, by the same Governor. During the three years 
in which he held this office, he acquitted himself with great credit in the midst of 
unusually arduous and harassing circumstances. He was an active member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick, N. J., was superintendent of the 
Sabbath-school and ruling elder. He was unaffectedly religious, cordial, winning 
and popular with all classes. He was the eldest son of Elias Molleson, a mer- 
chant of New Brunswick, N. J., a ruling elder of the First Church, who was born 
October 28, 1782, went to New Brunswick in 1798, married November 25, 1802, 
Sally Plum, daughter of George Plum, and died Septembers, 1831. He was the 
grandson of Gilbert Molleson, of Piscataway, N. J., who is said to descend from 
Gilbert Molleson, of London, merchant, one of the Scotch proprietors of East 

Susan Jones Holcombe' and George Plum Molleson had 

1725. IIEUAS MoLl^lftSON^, b. March I, 1833, 

m. September 15, 1869, Mary E. 
Fleming. [1730] 

1726. IIThbophuds Moore Moheson*, b. 

August 29, 1835, m. 1877, Kittie 

Barker, d. 1892 ; he d. December 

14, 1889. [1732] 

1727. Sarah Pi^om Moi,i<bson^, b. May 9, 

1838, unmarried, d. January 14, 

1728.11 Gborgb Plum Moli,eson^ i. August 
21, 1840, m. 1875, Mary B. Roberts; 
he d. December 31, 1S89. [1733] 

1729. Samuei, Holcombe Moheson^ 6. 
January, 1843, unmarried, d. Sep- 
tember 12, 1889. 

1725. £lias Molleson" (Susan Jones Holcombe', m. George Plum Molle- 
son, Mary Moore', m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary E. Fleming had 

1730. Samuel Holcombe Molleson', b. I 1731. Susan Moore Molleson" b Tune 
May 18, 1874. I I, 1889. 

1726. Theophilus Moore Molleson" (Susan Jones Holcombe' m 
George Plum Molleson, Mary Moore', m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus^ Capt 
John , Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Kittie Barker had 

1732. Dean Chase Molleson'', b. October 

20, 1878; New York, 49 W 44th 
Street. ^^ 

i ;. George Plum Molleson" (Susan Jones Holcombe', m. George 
Plum Mo leson, Mary Moore', m. Samuel Holcombe, Theophilus^ Capt. John* 
Nathaniel , Capt. SamueF, Rev. John') and Mary B. Roberts had 

X733. GEORGE AnRiA^ MoLLESON^ 5. Oc- 1734. Stanley Holcombe MoLLESON^ i. 

' ' October 10, 1878, graduate of Uni- 

versity of New York; student-at- 
law at Law School of U. N. Y. 

,!^?p ^t^'f .^^^Z"® (TheophiW, Capt. John*, Nathaniel»,Capt. Sam- 
uel , Rev. John') and John Van CleVe Hart (Abner^ John^ John') had 
1735. Theodo_re Moore Hart', unmar- 1736. |1Dr. Alexander C. Hart', m. Mary 

ried, d. aet. 24; graduate of Prince- 
ton, class 1828; lawyer. 

Clarke (Dr. Israel, of Clarkesville 
N.J.) [1741] 





II Cornelia W. Hart', m. Judge John 
Oswald Thompson (John Wallace 
Thompson, m. Margaretta A., 
widow of Capt. Oswald), Philadel- 
phia, b. 1809, d. 1866 ; she d. . 

John Hart', d., accident at School, 
aet. 14. 

1739. IIFrbdbrick Hart', m. , 

New York. [1761] 

1740. ||Thbophii,us Phii<i,ips Moorb 

Hart', m. 1849, Jm^ French Ellis 
(Dr. John, of Jersey City). [1764] 

1736. Dr. Alexander C. Hart' (Keziah Moore', m. John Van Cleve 
Hart, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Mary Clarke (Dr. Israel). 

Dr. Alexander C- Hart' was a graduate of Princeton College, class of 1832 ; 
he lived in Philadelphia ; M.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1836. 

Dr. Alexander C. Hart' and Mary Claire had 

1741. Ei<iZABETH Cl<ARKB Hart", rf. aet. 15. 

1742. Cornelia F. Hart", d. 1893. 

1743. IIJoHN Van Clevb Hart", m. Minnie 

Simonson, of New York, d. 1892. 

1744. Theodore M. Hart", m. Lizzie 

Rickey, of Philadelphia ; no chil- 

1745. Margaret T. Hart". 

1746. Annie H. Hart". 

1747. Mary C. Hart", d. in infancy. 

1748. Fanny Hart". 

1743. John Van Cleve Harf (Dr. Alexander C. Hart', m. Mary 
Clarke, Keziah Moore^ m. John Van Cleve Hart, Theophilus', Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Minnie Simonson had 

1749. Alexander C. Hart^. | 1750. Eleanor Hart'. 

1737. Cornelia W. Hart' (Keziah Moore', m. John Van Cleve Hart, 
Theophilus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Sanluel^ Rev. John') and Judge 
Oswald Thompson (John Wallace, m. Margaretta A. , widow of Capt. Oswald). 
Judge John Oswald Thompson was a graduate of Princeton College, class 
of 1828 ; Judge of Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Cornelia W. Hart' AnA Judge Oswald Thompson had 

1753. IIHelenR. Thompson", m. 1869, Rev. 

1751. Theodore Hart Thompson", d. aet. 

13 months. 

1752. Cornelia Hart Thompson", m. 

1871, EdwardSmith Kelly (Philip, 
m. Sarah Caroline ), b. Au- 
gust 6, 1836, Philadelphia, Pa. , grad- 
uate of University of Pennsylvania, 
class 1856; lawyer by profession; 
1528 Pine Street. 

James Hall Mason Knox, D.D., 

LL.D., of New York (Dr. John, m. 

Mason), b. June 10, 1824, d. 

January 21, 1903. [1756] 
1754. II Julia W. Thompson", m. 1877, Dr. 

Oscar H. Allis; Philadelphia, 1604 

Spruce Street. [1757] 
1755- Oswald Thompson", d. aet. 15 


1753. Helen R. Thompson' (Cornelia W. Hart', m. Judge Oswald 
Thompson, Keziah Moore', m. John Van Cleve Hart', Theophilus*, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and "R^eV. James Hall Mason 
Knox, 2).©., LL.D. 

Dr. James Hall Mason Knox, lyl^.D., was born in New York. His father was 
Dr. John Knox, for more than forty years senior pastor of the Collegiate Reformed 


Dutch Church, of New York, and his mother was the daughter of Dr. John M. 
Mason, the eminent Presbyterian divine. 

He was graduated from Columbia College at the age of 17, and after a 
year's interval entered the theological seminary of the Dutch Reformed Church 
at New Brunswick, N. J., and was at the completion of his course ordained to the 
gospel ministry. Among other calls then received he accepted one from German 
Valley Church, of Newton Presbytery. 

He remained at German Valley five years, when he removed to Easton, in 
response to a call from the Reformed Dutch Church of this city, Classis of New 
Brunswick. He remained here two years and was then succeeded by Dr. C. H. 
Edgar. His next church was the First Presbyterian, of Germantown, Pa., Second 
Presbytery of Philadelphia, now Presbytery of Philadelphia North. There he 
spent sixteen years. It was during his stay at Bristol the first Mrs. Knox died. 

Dr. Knox afterward went to Bristol, Pa., leaving that charge at the end of 
ten years to accept, in November, 1883, the presidency of the faculty of I^afayette 
College, succeeding Dr. Cattell, whose work he successfully continued. 

This office he filled until his resignation in 1890. He then spent two years 
in Europe and soon after took up his residence in Baltimore. He became a trus- 
tee of Lafayette College in 1863. 

He filled many of&ces of trust in the Presbyterian Church, being known as 
an able counselor. He was specially interested in the eflfort to care for aged 
ministers, and personally superintended the starting of the Home at Perth Amboy 
where so many ministers and their wives have been comfortably provided for. 
For thirty-seven years an active trustee of Lafayette College, he rarely missed a 
meeting. It was perhaps twenty years ago that he interested the philanthropist, 
Daniel B. Eayerweather, in the college, this being accomplished through the kind 
intervention of Dr. Hitchcock, the acting president of the Union Theological Sem- 
inary. The beautiful structure standing between Martien and Powell Halls bears 
his name as a slight tribute to Mr. Eayerweather' s generosity. The correspond- 
ing building at the western end of the campus bears the name of Dr. Knox. 

His own alma mater, Columbia College, recognized his worth in conferring 
on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1861, and that of Doctor of Laws in 
1885. Dr. Knox left the college with more students than when he began his pres- 
idency, and in a much better financial state. 

When he resigned his position as the head of Lafayette College, the Board 
of Trustees placed on record their high appreciation of him " as a Christian gen- 
tleman and bore witness that he had labored diligently, faithfully and earnestly 
to promote the best interests of the institution, and sincerely invoked the bless- 
ings of Almighty God upon him, in whatever position he may hereafter be 

Dr. Knox is well remembered for his impressive presence, his tall and 
graceful form, and his genial address. He was a specially graceful writer. 

Helen R. Thompson' and ReV. James Hall Mason Knox.* 
DD., LL.D., had 

1756. tIjAMES Halt, Mason Knox", Jr., b. 
May 20, 1872. 

1756. James Hall Mason Knox', Jr. (Helen R. Thompson', m. Rev. 
James Hall Mason Knox, Cornelia W. Hart', m. Judge Oswald Thompson, 
Keziah Moore", m. John Van Cleve Hart, Theophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel'' 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'). 

James Hall Mason Knox', Jr., attended Lafayette College in the class of 
1892, graduated at Yale, entered Johns Hopkins and received the degree of M.D. 
He is connected with the medical department of the University. 

York.'""' '^""^'^ first wife was Miss De Forest by whom he had Louise, the wife of Louis D. Tiffany, of New 


1754. Julia W. Thompson' (Cornelia W. Hart', m. Judge Oswald 
Thompson, Keziah Moore^ m. John Van Cleve Hart, Theophilus^ Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and ©r. Oscar H. jillis, of Philadel- 

Dr. Oscar H. Allis is a graduate of Lafayette College, class of 1864, of Jef- 
ferson Medical College, 1866, lecturer in the School of Anatomy, Philadelphia, 
Surgeon in Howard Hospital, inventor of surgical appliances.* 

Julia W. Thompson and Dr. Oscar H. Allis had 

1757. Mary EwzabbTH Allis^ b. August 1759. Wii,i<iam Ai<i<is", *. 1882, d. 1882. 

20, 1878. i76o_ JU1.1A Atws^ b. 1884, d. iS 

1758. Oswald Thompson Alws', *. Sep- 

tember 9, 1880. 

1739. Frederick Hart' (Keziah Moore*, m. John Van Cleve Hart, The- 
ophilus', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') and had 

1761. Albert Hart^, d. in California. I 1763. Blanche Hart*. 

1762. Theodore Hart^. I 

1740. Theophilus Phillips Moore Hart' (Keziah Moore', m. 
John Van Cleve Hart, Theophilus^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. 
John') and Jane French Ellis had 

1764. Henry Ellis Hart*. 

1765. Oswald Thompson Hart", d. aet. 15. 

1766. Robert Roosevelt Hart*, d. aet. 

6 months. 

1767. Elizabeth Helen Hart*. 

1768. IIAdelE ThornB Hart*, m. i. Dr. 
John W. Greene, of New York, d. 
1898; 2. September, 1900, lyouis 
Casimir de Coppet. [1769] 

1768. Adele Thorne Harf (Theophilus Phillips Moore Hart', m. Jane 
French Ellis, Keziah Moore^ m. John Van Cleve Hart, Theophilus^ Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Dr. John W. Greene and Louis 
Casimir de Coppet had 

1769. Phillips Ellis Rollestonk Greene'. * » » * * 

1079. John Moore' (Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Sarah Carpenter (Henry, of Ewing, N. J.). 

John Moore' enlisted as a private in Capt. John Mott's Company, First 
Regiment, Hunterdon County, in the Revolution, and on Sept. 29, 1777, was 
promoted to a Sergeantry. Four hundred acres of land were surveyed for him in 
Northampton County, Pennsylvania, July i, 1784. f 

John Moore' and Sarah Carpenter had 

1770. IICapt. Charles', 6. 1774 at Trenton, 
N. J., m. I. Susan Byers; October 
6, 1801, 2. at First Baptist Church, 
Philadelphia, Mary Coates* (Judge 
Lindsay^ of Philadelphia, John^, 
Thomas^), b. in Philadelphia, Pa 

1772, d. April 12, 1846, at Batavia, 
Ohio, in 74th year; he d. June 15, 
1844, Batavia, Ohio. [1774] 

1771. IIJOHN Carpenter", m. February 13, 
1811, Elizabeth Howell Guild* 
(John', Rev. John^, John^), i. April 
28, 1791, d. 1849, at Hollidaysburg, 
Pa., and was buried in the old part 
of the Presbyterian graveyard ; he 
d. , at Trenton, N. J. [1932] 

• Men of Lafayette, Cofan. 

t Pennsylvania Archives, 3d Series, XXVI, 129. 



1772. Elizabeth*, tn. November 23, 1805, 
Rev. Asa Dunham. 

1773. ||Sarah«, m. April 17, 1805, George 
Hunt, d. December 2, 1852; she d. 
June I, 1855; removed to Clermont 
County, Ohio. [2022] 

1770. Capt. Charles Moore" (John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Susan'Byersa.nd, ]\iary Coates* (Judge Lindsay', 
John', Thomas'). 

Capt. Charles Moore'', after the death of his first wife, removed to Philadel- 
phia and engaged in silversmithing. He was captain of the Second Company, 
84th Regiment, ist Brigade, ist Division of Pennsylvania Militia, in the War of 
1812. In 1815 he removed to Clermont County, Ohio. 

Mary Coates was the daughter of Judge I,indsay Coates and Ruth Hughes, 
born November 16, 1743, whom he married May, 1765. Ruth Hughes was the 
daughter of John Hughes, Stamp Officer, who married, in 1738, Sarah Jones. 
John Hughes was the son of Hugh Hughes of Wales and Martha Jones of lyOwer 
Merion. L,indsay Coates was the executor of his father's will, John, proved 
1776. His grandfather was Thomas Coates. 

Capt. Charles Moore" and Susan "Byers and Mary Coates 


1774- ||JOHN',m. I. Eunice Goff; 2. Elizabeth 
Sellers. [1779] 

1775. IIRBBECCA', b. April 13, 1807, m. May, 

1824, I. Joseph Grant (Capt. John, 
Kennebunk, Me., Master of sloop 
George, lost in 1797, and brig 
Rainbow in 1800, by French spolia- 
tion), 4. September 3, 1799, Kenne- 
bunk, Me., d. December 17, 1830, 
Batavia, Ohio, and was buried in 
the old Moore Cemetery; April i-^, 
1837, 2. Charles M. Smith, b. Feb- 
ruary 29, 1816, d. i87o±, Washing- 
ton, D. C; she d. August 14, 
1849. [1883] 

1776. II Charles Augustus', b. June 24, 

1810, Trenton, N. J., m. 1832, i. 
Hannah D. Lukens, d. 1836; 1837, 
2. Susan Adamson, b. 1801, d. 1872; 
he d. May 15, 1871, Batavia, Ohio. 

1777- IILiNDSAY Coates', b. August 12, 1814, 
Maidenhead, N. J., m. April 22, 
1838, I. Elizabeth Talley (John), b. 
1820, Batavia, O., d. September 17, 
1840; September 15, 1842, 2. Olivia 
M. Frazier, b. June 4, 1825, Batavia, 
O., d. October 4, 1875; he d. Feb- 
ruary 4, 1883, Batavia, O. [1850] 

1778. IIMary Malvina', m. July 14, 1828, 
David Chester Bryan, London, O., 
d. 1869, Batavia, O.; she d. April 18, 
1894, Brookston, Ind. [1924] 


1774. John Moore' (Capt. Charles', m. Susan Byers, John', Capt John* 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eunice Goff and Elizabeth 
Sellers had 

1784. IINorman B.8, b. December 25, 1832, 
m. December 25, 1855, Theodosia 
McMillen, d. May 9, 1886; he d. 
December 22, 1889. [1829] 

1785. II Sarah CoaTES«, b. May 2, 1836, m. 
November 5, 1857, Henry Beards- 
ley ; she d. September 8, 1899, 
Hamilton, Ohio. [1831] 

1786. IIJOHN L.^ b. March 12, 1838, m. 
March 20, 1861, Angie Boulware ; 
Batavia Ohio. [1833] 


IILESTER G.8, b. December 28, 1821, m. 
July 2, 1843, Eliza Rust ; he d. Au- 
gust 25, 1863. [1788] 

IICharles Augustus', b. December 7, 
1823, m. December 15, 1844, i- Car- 
oline Parker; January 22, 1863, 2. 
Sarah E. Malott, d. January 7, 1878; 
3. Elmira Porter; 4. Hannah Peter- 
son ; he d. January 22, 1898. 

GEORGE^. ^'^^^^ 

Susan', m. McVey. 

1783. IIJENNiE', b. August I, 1830, m. Au- 
gust 10, 1854, Egbert T. Norton, d. 
December 25, 1885. [1826] 


1787. Perry*. 



1779. Lester G. Moore' (John', Capt. Charles^ John^ Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eliza K^ust. 

lyester G. Moore was a lieutenant in the Civil War. 



Lester G. Moore" and Eliza Rust had 

WiLWAM J.', b. February 15, 1848, m. 

May 16, 1872, Almira C. Kain. 
George P.°, b. November 21, 1850, 

m. I. Kate Murphy ; 2. Rose 

Edgar L.', b. October 21, 1853, d. 

December 25, 1873. 

1791. Ei,i,A S.', b. September 5, 1856, m. 

June 29, 1874, Julius F. Edwards. 

1792. Kate R.', b. August 20, 1859, m. 

Sept. 16, 1878, I. William R. Fyffe; 


Elizabeth E.', b. May 8, 1862, m. No- 
vember 9, 1883, Charles E. Dudley. 

1780. Charles Augustus Moore" (John', Capt. Charles', John^ Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Caroline "Parker and 
Sarah E. Malott and Elmira Porter and Hannah Peterson had 

1794. Clara', b. May 17, 1846, d. May 12, 

1852. 1802. 

IIMary Eunice", i. March 4, i 


August 15, 1869, Joseph Homan, 
Batavia, O. [1811] 
Annie L.", b. December 4, 1850, m. 
May 30, 1870, Henry L. Traphagen. 
Olive", b. July 29, 1852, d. July i, 

1798. IIJENNIE N.", b. July 10, 1854, m. Octo- 
ber 19, 1876, Albert D. Bryan. 

Eva B.', b. September 15, 1856, m. 
John Weeks ; she d. September 19, 
II Caroline", b. July 4, 1858, m. June 

I, 1879, George B. Rowley. [1819] 
Charles Augustus", b. January 11, 
1861, m. March 19, 1882, Sibyl 











Elizabeth May", b. January 17, 1865, 
m. March 17, 1890, Oscar F. June. 

Florence", b. September 21, 1867, 
m. June 26, 1890, Horace L. Rea. 

James K.", b. December 17, 1869, m. 
March 28, 1897, Kate Wheeler. 

Etta P.", i^. May 13, 1872. 

Albert L.", b. November 13, 1877. 

* * * * * 

Beulah", b. August 22, 1879, d. De- 
cember 22, 1898. 
Walter", b. October 2, 1881. ^,, 

Blanche", b. January 26, 1884. 
Ben H.", b. September 26, 1886. 

* * * * * 

1795. Mary Eunice Moore' and Joseph Homan had 

1811. Belle Homan^", b. May 12, 1870, m. 1814. Bessie Homan^", b. July 20, 1878. 


Belle Homan^", b. May 12, 1870, m. 
November ii, 1896, Homer Kain. 

1812. Frank Homan^", b. September 17, 


1813. Ralph Homan'", b. November 7, 



Mary E. Homan'", b. May 18, 1884. 
Harry S. Homan'", b. January 28, 

Homan'", b. August 20, 1893, d. 

July 4, 1894. 

1798. Jennie Moore" and Albert X>. "Bryan had 

1818. Marib a. Bryan'", b. June 14, 1878. 

1800. Caroline Moore' and George B. "R^oWley had 

1819. John Clark Rowley'", b. August 

21, 1880. 

1820. Clara Rowley'", b. May 12, 1883, d. 

February 16, 1885. 
l8ai. Nellie M. Rowley'", b. July 19, 

1822. Harry Rowley'", b. April 4, 1888. 

1823. Florence Rowley'", b. January 12, 

1891, d. March 24, 1895. 

1824. Marigold Rowley'", b. March 26, 


1825. Anna Rowley'", b. August 11, 1895. 



1783. Jennie Moore' (John', Capt. Charles', John', Capt. John*, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Egbert T. Norton had 


1826. Deha M. Norton", d. May 26, 

1857, d. November 8, 1883. 

1827. Waltbr M. Norton^, d. June 20, 

1859, d. June 19, 1869. 

Henry B. Norton', d. June 20, 
1861, d. December 12, 1882. 

1784. Norman B. Moore' (John', Capt. Charles^ John^ Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Theodosia McMUlen had 

1829. Sarah', A. October 9, 1856, m. Feb- 1 1830. Frank W.', *. September 30, 1859, c?. 
ruary 9, 1876, George F. Silcott . | May 26, 1864. 

1785. Sarah Goates Moore' (John', Capt. Charles', John^ Capt. John', 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and Henry "Beardsley had 

1831. Fdward M. Bbardsley', b. August 1832. Georgb Beardslby", b. February 2, 

15, 1858, m. June 21, 1883, Maria A. 1863, d. April 21, 1895. 

Wilson ; he d. March 28, 1888. 

1786. John L. Moore' (John', Capt. Charles^ John^ Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') jingie "BoulWare had 

1833. CwFFORD K.', b. May 18, 1863, d. 

May 3, 1890. 

1834. Grace', b. November 16, 1866, m. 

January i, 1885, Clifford Kain. 

1835. Maxwei,!,', b. March 2, 1870, m. Au- 

gust 22, 1899, Grace Hamilton. 

1836. Carolyn', b. October 10, 1880. 

1776. Charles Augustus Moore' (Capt. Charles^ m. Mary Coates, 
John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Hannah D. 
Lulcens and Susan ^damson had 

1837. Harriet CAROI,INE^ b. January 31, 
1833, Batavia, Ohio, m. February 1, 
1858, John Kain, Batavia, O. 


8. Penjamin Franklin", b. December 
13, 1838, Batavia, O., m. October 24, 
1867, Kate Dimmitt, Batavia, O. ; he 
d. July 20, 1898, Washington, D. C 

1839. Mary Cornewa", b. January 15, 

1841, Batavia, O. 

1840. II Hannah Bei-LE*, b. November 17, 

1843, Batavia, O., m. October 27, 
1875, Benajah F. Gary; Hanford, 
Cal. [1848] 

1838. Benjamin Franklin Moore' (Charles A.', Capt. Charles', 
John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Kate Dimmitt 


1841. Anna Myra', b. August 28, 1869, d. 

June 6, 1870. 

1842. SuSANNE A.', b. December 25, 1870, 

Washington, D. C. 

1843. Fred D.', b. October 29, 1873, rf. July 

9, 1875. 

1844. Meda Brockway', 6. March 23 187s 

Washington, D. C. ' 

1845. Frank Dimmitt', 6. December i 


1846. Julia Whipple', b. September 16, 


1847. Bmily Power', b. August 6, 1885, d. 

April 15, 1891. 



1840. Hannah Belle Moore' (Charles A.', Capt. Charles^ John^ Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Captain Samue?, Rev. John') and "Benajah F. Carp had 

1848. Chari<bs Moorb Gary", b. Septem- I 1849. Francis Nichoi,s Gary', b. October 

ber, 12, 1876, Batavia, O. 

28, 1878. 

1777. Lindsay Coates Moore' (Capt. Charles', m. Mary Coates, John', 
Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth Talley 
and Olivia M' Frazier had 


185 1. 


II Elizabeth Tahey', b. January 24, 
1840, Batavia, O., m. October 21, 
1858, at " Moorfield," Judge Robert 
Alexander Johnston, Cincinnati, O., 
b. November 17, 1835, Glermont 
Gounty, d. December 26, 1888 ; she 
d. October 27, 1888, Gincinnati, O. 


IIMary Jans*, b. July 28, 1843, m. Sep- 
tember 12, 1867, Batavia, 0.,Gharle3 
Hayward Blanchard, Milford, O.; 
Batavia, O., "Moorfield." 


IIEdward GHARI,ES^ DD.S., b. De- 
cember 4, 1845, Batavia, O., m. Oc- 

tober 23, 1872, Laura Pigman 
(Americus Simpson), New Rich- 
mond, O., b. July 25, 1852. [1872] 

1853. IIWnwAM Benedict*, S.July 26, 1847, 

m. January 20, 1874, Marianna Ban- 
ister, Batavia, O.; Golumbus, O. 

1854. IIHarry Lindsay*, DD.S., b. July 27, 

1853, m. October 21, 1879, Rowena 
Talley, New Richmond, O., related 
to his father's first wife ; he d. Jan- 
uary 2, 1890, Gincinnati, O. [1880] 

1855. IJMORRIS GoaTES*, b. January 30, 1859, 

m. October 3, 1888, Lotta S. Stagg, 
Batavia, O., b. February 18, 1863 ; 
Grestline, O. [1882] 

1850. Elizabeth Talley Moore' (Ivindsay Coates', Capt. Charles^ 
John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Judge Robert 
Alexander Johnston, 

On the occasion of his death, the following action was taken by the Cin- 
cinnati Bar : 


At a meeting of the members of the Hamilton Gounty Bar, held December 31st, 1888, 
the following report and resolutions were adopted : 

The Cincinnati Bar meet to-day to mourn the decease of one of its most worthy and hon- 
ored members, Judge Robert A. Johnston. In the full vigor of life his career of usefulness and 
honor has ceased. His presence among us, his kindly greetings, will be known no more forever. 
We, his brethren of the Bar, can bear testimony to his uniform courtesy, on and off the bench, his 
kind and considerate bearing to both old and young of the Bar, his unpretending manner and 
his adherence at all times, to what he considered the right. He has closed an honored life, 
justly meriting and cordially receiving the approbation of his fellow men. He graduated at 
Hanover College and at the Gincinnati Law School. He commenced the practice of law in 
Cincinnati in 1857. In 1864 he formed a partnership in the practice of law with his brother, 
John Johnston, and soon thereafter he volunteered in the hundred days service. Upon leaving 
the army he returned to the practice of his profession with his brother. In 1876 he was elected 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, which office he held two terms, or a period of ten years. 
The duties of his office as Judge he discharged with ability and integrity, to the satisfaction of 
the Bar and the community. By all he was regarded as a just, upright and impartial Judge. 
In 1887, at the close of his judicial term, he returned to the practice of law, with his brother, 
and was so engaged at the time of his death. Judge Johnston was happy in his married life. 
His wife was a woman possessed of those gifts and graces that make a husband's home attrac- 
tive and his family life a blessing and a joy — a woman of many acquirements and of rare men- 
tal gifts. She was a stay and support to her husband, in whose affairs she took an active inter- 
est, and she set for him the highest standard of honor and truth. To her wise counsel and lov- 
ing heart he ever turned for guidance, aid and support. The members of the Bar knew his worth. 
He was noble in his manhood. His associates respected and esteemed him — they loved him. 

Resolved, That the Bar, sorrowing at its own great loss, tenders to the family of Judge 
Johnston, its sympathy and condolence in their sad bereavement. 

Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings, expressing the feelings of the Bar for their 
deceased brother, be forwarded to his family and also spread upon the minutes of the Court of 
Common Pleas. 

Patrick Mallon, Aaron F. Perry, 

Thos. B. Paxton, William H. Pugh, 

G. D. Robertson, Lewis W. Irwin, 

S. T. Crawford, 

Wm. L. Avery, Chairman, John S. Connor, Secretary, Committee. 



Elizabeth Talley Moore 
Johnston had 

1856. ||Campbei,l Moorb Johnston", b. Oc- 

tober 31, 1859, Cincinnati, O., m. 
April 27, 1887, Elizabeth. Fishback 
Swing, Batavia, O. [1862] 

1857. IilNDSAY CoATES JohnsTOn", b. No- 

vember 25, 1861, Cincinnati, O., d. 
December 8, 1885, Dodge City, 

1858. I1Ei.izabethChai,fant Johnston", b. 

December 11, 1863, Cincinnati, O., 
m. November 12, 1884, Harries C. 
Hulbert, Cincinnati, O. [1863] 

and Judge K^obert Alexander 

1859. Thomas Sherlock Johnston", b. 

October 7, 1866, Cincinnati, O., d. 

October 13, 1891, Cincinnati, O. 
i860. II Roberta Ai^exandria Johnston', 

b. October 3, 1872, Cincinnati, O., 

m. November 16, 1893, Harley J. 

Morrison. [1866] 
1861. Robert Ai<ExANDER Johnston", Jr., 

i. October 15, 1874. 

1856. Ca.inpbell Moore Johnston" and Elizabeth Fishback 

Swing had 

1862. Campbbli- Swing Johnston'", b. 
September 3, 1888, Batavia, O. 

1858. E,lizabeth Ch&lfant Johnston" and Harries C. Hulbert 


1863. William Philander Hulbert'", b. 

September 2, 1885. 

1864. Lea Moore Hulbert'", b. December 

23, 1888, d. October 15, 1891. 

1865. Carolyn Bowne Hulbert'", b. Oc- 
tober 3, 1892. 



Roberta Alexandria Johnston" and Harley J. Morrison 


John Morrison'", b. April 14, 1896, 
Cincinnati, O. 

1867. Robert Alexander Morrison", b. 
December 12, 1898, Cincinnati, O. 

1851. Mary Jane Moore* (Undsay Coates', Capt. Charles', John', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Charles Haptaard 
"Blanchard had 

1870. Robert Moore Blanchard", b. Sep- 
tember 4, 1874, St. Louis, Mo. 

i868. LucRETiA Olivia Blanchard", b. 

August 5, 1869, St. Louis, Mo., d. 

February, 1887, Batavia, O. 
1869. Elizabeth Fletcher Blanchard", 

b. May 17, 1872, St. Louis, Mo. 

1871. Mary Lindsay Blanchard", b. Mav 
28, 1880. ' 

1852. E.dward Charles Moore' (Lindsay Coates', Capt. Charles', 
John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and Laura Pigman 

(Americus Simpson, m. EHza Sanders). 

The Pigman family is related to those of Gen. Zachary Taylor and 
William Penn. 


Edward Charles Moore" and Laura Pigman had 

Lindsay Coates'", b. August 4, 1873, 
New Richmond, O., m. October 25, 
1899, Laura Wilmoth, Paris, Ky. ; 
Detroit, Mich. 



1853. William Benedict Moore' (I,indsay Coates', Capt. Charles', 
John', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Marianna 
"Banister had 

1873. Olive Hayes', b. December 27, 1874. 

1874. Edward Clyde', i. January 10, 1877. 

1875. William Benedict", A. April 4, 1879, 

d. April 18, 1879. 

1876. Rowena", b. March 11, 1880. 



Charles Hood', b. March 20, 1883. 

Eliza Banister', b. November 8, 

Florence Marie', *. July 17, 1888. 

1854. Harry Linds&y Moore" (lyindsay Coates', Capt. Charles', 
John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Capt. John') and H^oWena 
T alley had 

1880. Olive Hammond', b. June 10, 1881. 

3i. Harriet Lucretia', b. March 28, 

1855. Morris Coates Moore' (lyindsay Coates', Capt. Charles', John', 

Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Lotta S. Stagg had 

1882. Mary Pauline', b. November 7, 


1775. Rebecca Moore' (Capt. Charles', m. Mary Coates, John', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Joseph Grant and 
Charles M. Smith had 

1883. IIJoHN Grant*, b. May 22, 1825, Bata- 

via, O, m. January 6, 1853, Anna 
Maria Eishback (4th daughter of 
Judge Owen T. ) ; still living at Ba- 
tavia, O. [1891] 

1884. II Charles Moore Grant*, b. May 29, 

1828, Batavia, O., m. August 4, 
1853, Sallie Ann Steadman, b. Au- 
gust 19, 1820, Harper's Ferry, Va. , 
d. October 3, 1892, Columbus, O. 


1885. IIEdwin Ruthven Grant*, b. Decem- 

ber 3, 1830, Batavia, O., d. August 
I, 1871, Danville, 111. 

1886. 1|Henderson Smith*, b. June 27, 1838, 
m. Laura Allison, Perintown, O., b. 
March 16, 1849 ; she now lives in 



Clinton, Iowa; he d. July 26, 
Clinton, Iowa. [1913] 
II Collins Smith*, b. February 11, 1840, 
Batavia, O., m. December 22, 1870, 
I. Emma Kennedy, of Batavia, O., 
b. June 3, 184s, d. May 6, 1880; Au- 
gust 25, 1888, 2. Matilda E. Tamma, 
of San Francisco, Cal., b. December 
7, 1849, St. Gallen, Switzerland. 
Thomas Smith*, b. February 21, 1842, 

Batavia, O. 
Lindsay Smith*, b. December 9, 
1843, Batavia, O., d. August 30, i860. 

II Mary Emma Smith*, 5. .Batavia, 

O., m. I. ; 2. ; 

Des Moines, Iowa. [1890a] 

1883. John Grant" (Rebecca Moore', m. Joseph Grant, Capt. Charles', 
John**, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Anna Fish' 

John Grant' served in the Mexican War, having volunteered in 1847 i^i 
Capt. John W. Lowe's company, Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for 
five years. At the beginning of the Civil War in i860, he raised the first company 
in Clermont County, Ohio, called the Anderson Cadets. He received a captain's 
commission from Gov. Dennison. The company was afterward reorganized and 
elected J. A. Penn, captain. 

John Grant was contractor on government works up to the time the ' ' One 



Hundred Days' Men " were called. He joined Capt. Dean's company, 153 Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry, and served until the war closed. 

John Grant" and Anna Maria Fishbacic had 

1891. Mary Swing Grant', b. November 

20, 1854; living in Hutchinson, Kan. 

1892. IIJOSEPH Harmon Grant', 6. Novem- 

ber 24, 1856, m. Myrtle Seltzer, of 
Turon, Kan., November 28, 1S89; in 
the lumber business in Brownwood, 
Tex. [1898] 

1893. Kadijah Mahomet REBECCA Moorb 

Grant', b., , Batavia, O. Au- 
gust 23, 1858 ; living in Hutchinson, 
Kan., ateacherinthepublic schools. 

Manora Fishback Grant", b. July 
21, i860, d. December 8, 1864. 

1895. Wii,i,iam LovifK Grant", b. January 

6, 1862; living in Galveston, Tex. 

1896. II Harriet West Grant', b. March 

26, 1863, m. Walter H. Bragg, Au- 
gust 23, 1888; living in La Junta, 
Col. [1902] 

1897. John Fishback Grant", b. January 

16, 1865; wholesale lumber mer- 
chant in Galveston, Texas. 

1892. Joseph Harmon Grant' and Myrtle Seltzer had 


Khadijah Grant", b. March 19, 

1891, Brownwood, Texas. 
Louise Grant", b. July 25, 1892. 

igoo. Marie Grant", b. January 5, 1894. 
1901. Joseph Harmon Grant", b. July 11, 

1896. Harriet West Grant' and Walter H. Bragg had 

1902. Mary Beth Bragg'", b. March 8, 


1903. Phiwp Grant Bragg", b. May 7, 



Frank Grant Bragg", b. November 
24, 1897. 

1884. Charles Moore Grant" (Rebecca Moore', m. Joseph Grant, Capt. 
Charles', John', Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sallie 
Ann Steadman. 

Charles Moore Grant" volunteered in the Fifty-ninth Ohio Volunteer In- 
fantry, September 12, 1861, for three years, was taken prisoner at New Hope 
Church, Ga., then taken to Florence, near Charleston, S. C. , and died of starva- 
tion. He was Orderly Sergeant of the company at the time of his capture. 

Charles Moore Grant" and Sallie Ann Steadman had 

1905. Charles Clifford Grant", b. Feb- 
ruary 22, 185s; living in Colum- 
bus, O. 

1906. IIJoHN Stani,Ey Grant', b. March 17, 
1857, m. I. Louise Thomas ; July 5, 

1881, 2. ; living in Boston, 

Mass. [1908] 
1907. IIGlenn M. Grant", b. November 22, 
i860, m. Emma Corzilus; living in 
Columbus, O. [1909] 

1906. John Stanley Grant' and Louise Thomas and 


Emerson Grant*", b. February 13, 
1884, Columbus, O. 



Glenn M. Grant' and Emma Corzilus had 


Charles C. Grant'", b. January 13, 
1882, Columbus, O. 

Padl W. Grant", b. December 21, 

1911. Marie E. GranT^", b. July 21, 1892. 

1912. Glenn R. Grant", b. April 7, 1894. 



1885. E,dwin Ruthven Grant" (Rebecca Moore', m. Joseph Grant, 
Capt. Charles', Johu^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') served 
in the Civil War, volunteering in the Eighth Missouri Volunteer Infantry at St. 
I/Ouis. He was also in the gunboat service. 

1886. Henderson Smith* (Rebecca Moore', m. Charles M. Smith, Capt. 
Charles^ John', Capt. John*, Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Laura 

He enlisted in i86i in the three months' service. Company E, Twenty- 
second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged, however, and reenlisted 
in the Fifty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, where he served three years and six 
months, and was in all the battles of the regiment. 

Henderson Smith" and Laura jlUison had 

1913. Flora Rebecca Smith", b. October 

24, 1874, Clinton, la. 

1914. Beulah K. Smith", b. January 9, 


1915. Olive S. Smith", b. July 22, 1878, d. 

August 4, 1880. 

1916. Lindsay Moorb Smith", b. Decem- 

ber 23, 1880. 

1917. Padl K. Smith", b. February 22, 


1918. Mark D. Smith", b. September 31, 


1919. Henderson Smith", b. August 19, 


1887. Collins Smith" (Rebecca Moore', m. Charles M. Smith, Capt. 
Charles^ John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel, Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and ZTmma 
Kennedy and Matilda E. Tamma. 

Collins Smith' enlisted in the Fifty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sep- 
tember 10, 1861, and was mustered out of service November i, 1864, at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

Collins Smith" and Emma Kennedy and Matilda Tamma had 

1920. Kenneth Kennedy Smith", b. Oc- 

tober 10, 1 87 1, d. December 7, 1872. 

1921. Jules Thomas Smith", b. March 29, 

1874, d. July 23, 1874. 

1922. Cora Smith", b. April 27, 1890. 

1923. Walter Smith", b. March 31, 1893. 

1888. Thomas Smith" (Rebecca Moore', m. Charles M. Smith, Capt. 
Charles', John\ Capt. John*, Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') was mus- 
tered in the " One Hundred Days," May 2, 1864, mustered out August 19, 1864, 
Company E, 137 Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was accidentally shot at San 
Francisco, Cal. 

1890. Mary E,mma Smith" (Rebecca Moore', m. Charles M. Smith, Capt. 

Charles', John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 

and had 

1890a. (daughter)". 



1778. Mary Malvina Moore' 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
LK Roy Bryan"; Lou- 




don, O. 

Amanda Francina Bryan*, m. 

Bolds ; London, O. 

Charles Mbi,ancthon Bryan"; 
Hanford, Cal. 

Augustine Scudder Bryan"; Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

(Capt. Charles^ m. Mary Coates, John', 
Rev. John') and Chester "Bryan had 

1928. Evai^ine Antoinette Bryan", m. 

Annacost ; Lafayette, Ind. 

Beulah Coates Bryan", m. 

Kewley; London, O. 
Rosabel Bryan", m. Peterson ; 

Point Pleasant, O. 

Learner Leeds Bryan"; London, O. 



1771. John Carpenter Moore' (John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth HoWell Guild' (John', Rev. John', 

Elizabeth Howell Guild* was the daughter of John', who died in 1825, aged 
75, and his wife, Abigail, died 1818, aged 62, daughter of Daniel Howell, the 
granddaughter of Rev. John Guild', who was pastor of the Hopewell or Penning- 
ton Church for nearly fifty years, was a graduate of Harvard College, licensed 
to preach 1737, ordained and appointed over the Hopewell Church 1741. He 
suffered much from the British during the Revolution ; his wife was Charity 
Hunt, daughter of Ralph Hunt, of Stony Brook, and the great-granddaughter of 
John and Esther Guild, of Wrentham, Mass. 

John Carpenter Moore^ and Elizabeth HoWell Guild had 

1934. I|Cornei,ia', m. Rev. Daniel Miller. 



IIJOHN Gotld', m. I. Elizabeth Lippin- 
cott, Philadelphia; 2. Martha Hutch- 
inson (widow). [1940] 

IIElizabeTh Dunham', m. May 16, 
1831, Rev. John C. Diiy, German- 
town, Pa., b. October 10, 1808, d. 
March 25, 1882, aet. 73 years, 5 
months, 15 days, at Montvale, Ber- 
gen County, N. J. ; she d. [1963] 


1935. IISarah', m. William Ward, Hollidays- 

burg. Pa.; she rf. 1850, at Hollidays- 
burg. Pa. [201 1] 

1936. IICharlEs', m. Kate Heiniche. [2013] 

1937. Abigaii,', d. young. 

1938. Augustus', d. young. 

1939. Edwin', d. young. 

1932. John Guild Moore' (John Carpenter^ John^ Capt. John*, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth Lippincott and Martha 
Hutchinson had 





John Chambers", b. 1841, d. 1842. 
Elizabeth", b. 1843, d. 1852. 
Lansing", b. 1846, d. 1846. 
Mary C", b. 1847, d. 1850. 
Mary McKean", b. 1850, d. 1853. 
IILaura v.", b. 1853, m. 1873, G. Heber 
Hughes. [1949] 

1946. II Edward G.", b. 1855, m. 1878, Eliza- 

beth B. Snyder. [1952] 

1947. IIRaimondD.", b. 1858, m. 1888, Kate 

A. Mann; he d. 1896. [1959] 

1948. II Olivia Smellib", b. i860, m. 1886, 

John F. Fairlamb. [1961] 

1945. Laura V. Moore' (John Guild', John Carpenter', John^ Capt. 

John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and G. Heber Hughes had 

1949- Julia Olivia Hughes', b. 1875. I 1951. May Moore Hughes', b. 1880. 

1950. McLean Lewis Hughes', b. 1878. I 

1946. E:.dward G. Moore' (John Guild', John Carpenter^ John' Capt 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth B.Snyderhad 

1956. Harold', b. 1891. 

1952. Edward G.', Jr., b. 1878 

1953. Edith Brooks', b. 1882. 

1954. John Guild', b. 1884. 

1955. George Heber', b. 1887 


RoY», b. 1895. 
Laura V.», b. 18 

0, d. 1880. 



1947. Kaimond D. Moore' (John Guild', John Carpenter^ John', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Kate A. Mann had 

1959. Mary», b. 1889. I i960. Margueritb', *. 1895. 

1948. Olivia S. Moore' (John Guild', John Carpenter', John^ Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John F. Fairlamb had 

1961. Martha Moorb Fairi.amb'', d. 1887. | 1962. Margukritb Fairlamb", b. 1892. 

1933. Elizabeth Dunham Moore' (John Carpenter', John", Capt. 

John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and ReV. Jacob C. Dtty. 

Rev. Jacob C. Diiy was born in Germantown, Pa., where a street was 
named after his family. His grandfather came from Oberhausen, Germany, in 1750, 
was married in 1757 to Alice Keysey and settled in Germantown, where all of his 
children and grandchildren were born. Rev. Jacob was educated at Gettysburg. 
His first charge was at Friesburg, Salem County, N. J., where he was settled as 
pastor, September 22, 1836. He left there between September and December, 
1838. His second charge was at Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saddle 
River, Bergen County, N. J., where he settled October 10, 1838. closing his labors 
there June 6, 1847. He baptized here 248, confirmed 216, marrried 92, and buried 
117. His next charge was Churchtown, N. Y., June 15, 1847, which he left 
about December 25, 1852. He next went to New Germantown, N. J., October, 
1853, leaving, 1872. The remaining years of his life he spent at Montvale, 
N. J., without stated charge.* 

Elizabeth Dunham Moore' and K_ef. Jacob Diiyf had 




IIOlivia M. DtJY", b. May 4, 1832, m. 
November 3, 1853, Dr. George 
Smillie, of New York; she d. No- 
vember 19, 1885. [1973] 
Raimond Duy', b. June 7, 1834, d. 
November 20, 1856. 

IICoRNEUA M. G. DtJy', b. September 
13, i835) ™- April 24, 1856, John Y. 
Foster; living at No. 10 Stratford 
Place, Newark, N. J. [1976] 

IIHenrietTA S. DiJY*, b. March i, 
1837, m. February 2, i860, Paul A. 
Davis, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; she d. 
December 21, 1878. [1984] 

1967. Chari,es DtJY"*, d. young. 

1968. IISarah E. DtJY", b. April 4, 1841, m. 

January 15, 1865, Joseph C. Hank- 
inson. [1991] 

1969. ||Hei,EN C. DiiY", b. December 19, 

1843, ™- Iv- M. Ivevy, d. ; liv- 
ing at Los Angeles, Cal. [1995] 

1970. Phiup Melancthon DijY*, b. March 

30, 1845, unmarried, d. November 
19, 1868. 

1971. II Mary Duy', m. Henry Belcher. 


1972. John Duy", d. young. 

1963. Olivia M. Diiy' (Elizabeth Dunham Moore', m. Rev. Jacob C. Diiy, 
John Carpenter', John", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and 
Dr. George Smillie had 

1973. Frederick Smihie'. 

1974. Ei-izabeth Smulie'. 

1975. Jessie". 

*Rev. M. Sheeleigh, Fort Washington, Pa. 

+ After the death of his first wife, he m. March ii, 1851, Emaline (by Rev. H, Boardiuan, D.D.), and 

had Clara S., «. December 28, 1851, Fred A., i. August 14, 1855, I,os Angeles, Cal., Robert M., />. December 12, 1859. 



1965. Cornelia M. G. Diiy" (Elizabeth Dunham Moore', m. Rev. Jacob 

C. Diiy, John Carpenter^ John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and John Y. Foster had 

1976. Laura Foster'. 1980. Dihr Fostbr'. 

1977. Raimond Foster*. 1981- Hei.en Foster". 

1978. Robert Foster". 1982. Cornelia Foster". 

1979. Harry Foster". 1983- Lestbr Foster". 

1966. Henrietta Diiy* (Elizabeth Dunham Moore', m. Rev. JacobC. Diiy, 
John Carpenter', John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Paul A. Davis, Jr., had 

Henrietta Davis". 


1985. Seymour Davis". 

1986. Lulu Davis". 

1987. William Davis". 


Paul Davis". 
Laura Davis". 
DiJY Davis". 

1968. Sarah E. Diiy' (Elizabeth Dunham Moore', m. Rev. Jacob C. Diiy, 
John Carpenter^ John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Joseph C. Hankinson had 

1991. Joseph Hankinson". I 1993. Florence Hankinson". 

1992. Henry Hankinson". I 1994. Foster Hankinson". 

1969. Helen C. Diiy' (Elizabeth Dunham Moore', m. Rev. Jacob C. Diiy, 
John Carpenter", John*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
L. M. Levy had 

1995. Sydney Levy". | 1996. Eugene Levy". 

1971. Mary Diiy (Elizabeth Dunham Moore', m. Rev. Jacob C. Diiy, John 
Carpenter", John', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Henry "Belcher had 

1997. Harbourn Belcher". i 1999. Norman Belcher". 

1998. Anna Belcher". 2000. henry belcher". 

1934. Cornelius Moore' (John Carpenter", John^ Capt. John*, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and ReV. Daniel Miller had 

2001. Elizabeth Miller', m. Joseph 


2002. II Mary MILLER^ m. John Van Cleve. 


2003. Sophia Miller". 

2004. Susan Miller'. 

2005. John Miller'. 

2006. Margaret Miller' m. Charles 


2007. Catharine Miller'. 

2002. Mary Miller' (Cornelia Moore', m. Rev. Daniel Miller, John Car- 
penter", John^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John 
Van CleVe had 

2008. HENRY Van Cleve". I 2010. Cornelia Moore Van Clbve". 

2009. John Guild Van Cleve". I 



1935. Sarah Moore^ (John Carpenter", John*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William Ward had 


1936. Charles Moore' (John Ca^penter^ John', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Kate Heiniche had 

2013. IIEmma D.', m. J. Monroe Reuck. I 2014. John^ 

[2016] I 2015. IIMary E.*, m. John Sutton. [2020] 

2013. Emma D. Moore° (Charles', John Carpenter", John', Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. SamueF, Rev. John') and J, Monroe H^euck had 

2016. Catharine Retjck'. I 2018. George Reuck'. 

2017. Harriet Reuck'. I 2019. Ei,izabeth Reuck'. 

2015. Mary E. Moore* (Charles', John Carpenter", John', Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and John Sutton had 
2020. Mary Sutton'. | 2021. John Sutton'. 

1773. Sarah Moore' (John', Capt. 
John') and George Hunt had 

2022. Charles M. Hunt', A.January 11, 

1806, d. October 2, 1820. 

2023. II Louisa Hunt', b. October 15, 1808, 

m. Jesse Teal ; she d. March i, 
1889. [2032] 
S024. IIJesse Hunt', d. November 11, 1812, 
m. Mary Ann Holter. [2037] 

2025. Jonathan Hunt', b. December i, 

1814, d. May 18, 1824. 

2026. IIJOHN M. Hunt', b. June 6, 1816, m. 

October 27, 1841, Elizabeth Conk- 
lin; he d. 1900. [2042] 

John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. 


I George W. Hunt', *. July 16, 1818, 
m. Adaline Dole. [2052] 

Sarah Hunt', b. January 19, 1819, m. 
William Hooker. [2058] 

2029. IIJames Morris Hunt', b. December 

16, 1821, m. Mary Ann Teal. [2067] 

2030. II Elizabeth D. Hunt', b. February 29, 

1824, m. Abram Hance. [2073] 

2031. Mary Malvina Hunt', b. March 23, 

1828, d. March 21, 1845. 

2023. Louisa Hunt' (Sarah Moore", m. George Hunt, John', Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Jesse Teal had 

2032. John Teal*. 2035- Laura Tbal^ 

2033. George Teal*; Baldwin, Ohio. 2036. William Teal*, m. Ada Spence; 

2034. Elizabeth Teal^ Perins' Mills, Ohio. 

2024. Jesse Hunt' (Sarah Moore", m. George Hunt, John', Capt. John', 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Mary Ann Holter had 

2039. William Hunt*. 

2037. Eliza Hunt*, m. 1. John Lane; 2. 

Harvey Gates; Point Isabel, Ohio. 

2038. John Hunt*, m. Tillie Rice; Olive 

Branch, O. 

2040. Laura Hunt*; Olive Branch, O. 

2041. Carrie Hunt*, m. Henry Sprague. 



2026. John M. Hunt' (Sarah Moore^ m. George Hunt, John', Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Elizabeth Conklin had 

m. August 10, 1899, T. E. Scott; 
Tescott, Kansas. 
Clara B. Hunt*, b. September 7, 


Sarah Hunt", b. February 12, 1843, 
m. September 22, 1872, Franklin 
Bragdou; Wjthamsville, O. 

2043. Charlbs M. Hunt*, b. August 5, 

1844, m. December 31, 1868, Mollie 
L. Given; Climax, Kansas. 

2044. Mary HuNT^A. September 25, 1846, 

d. October 14, 1846. 

2045. Benjamin F. Hunt*, b. August 11, 

1847, d. March 21, 1866. 

2046. Caroline R. Hunt*, b. September 2, 

1849; Withamsville, O. 

2047. Emma Hunt*, b. November 13, 185 1, 





1854, m. May 22, 1878, W. B. Din- 

kleman ; Madisonville, Ohio. 
OlliE M. Hunt*, b. August 12, 1856, 

m. January 9, 1890, Frank Geason. 
William W. Hunt*, b. November 7, 

1759, m. December 28, 1882, Addie 

Baker; Madisonville, O. 
Elmer E. Hunt*, b. November 25, 

1861, m. September 22, 1892, Jessie 

Settle ; Olive Branch, O. 

2027. George W. Hunt' (Sarah Moore^ m. George Hunt, Johu*, Capt. 

John*, Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and Adaline Dole had 

2055. George Hunt*, m. Mazourie Tomp- 

2052. Jambs M. Hunt*, m. Clara Montjar; 

Madisonville, O. 

2053. Amelia Hunt*, m. Marion Reynolds. 

2054. Edwin Hunt*, m. Maggie Baker; 

Dayton, O. 

2056. Charles Hunt*. 

2057. Cora Hunt*, m. Rev. G. M. Shott; 

Scotch Plains, N. J. 

2028. Sarah Hunt' (Sarah Moore^ m. George Hunt, John^ Capt. John*, 

Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and William Hooker had 

Josie Hooker*, m. Joseph Smith ; 
Madisonville, O. 

Jesse Hooker*. 
Charles Hooker*. 
Annie Hooker*, m. i. Edwin Teal; 
2. Edwin Belden. 


George Hooker*. 



Mary Hooker*, m. Edwin Morton. 


John Hooker*, m. Annie Arnold. 



Sarah Hooker*, m. Thomas Bing- 



William Hooker*, m. Clara Lang- 

2029. James Morris Hunt' (Sarah Moore*, m. George Hunt, John', 
Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary ^nn Teal had 

2067. Mary Hunt*, m. James Carpenter. 2070. JESSE Hunt*, m. Tina Walker. 

2068. Sarah Hunt*, m. David Carpenter. 2071. Samuel Hunt*. 

2069. Louisa Hunt*. 2072. Eva Hunt*; Monterey, O. 

2030. E,lizabeth D. Hunt' (Sarah Moore^ m. George Hunt, John', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Jibram Hatice had 

2073. Sarah Hance*, m. William Hutch- 2075. GEORGE Hance*, m. Ada Carpenter- 

inson. Owensville, O. 

1074. Bertha Hance*, m. Reece Pate. 

1081. Amos Moore'* (Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Ann Smith^ (Jonathan', Andrew') and Dorothy Hutchinson, 

Amos Moore's' name appears in the following document,* which was the 
result of the incorporation of the Hopewell Church : 

» Hale's First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, N. J., 


Sbptember 30, 1786. 
A number of members of the First Presbyterian Church, of the Township of Hopewell, 

met at the Meeting House in Pennington and proceeded to elect Trustees for sd church, at which 

time and place the following men were chosen, viz : 

John Welling, Jr., 
John Smith, Esq., 
John P. Hunt, 
Amos Moore, 
Stephen Burrowes, Jr., 
Nathaniel Hart, 
Hezekiah S. Woodruflf. 

Oct. 4th the abovesd Trustees met at Mr. Henry Baker's, in s<J Township, at which time 
and place they each took and subscribed the oaths directed by an Act of Legislature made and 
provided for that purpose, and immediately proceeded to make choice of a President, when 
John Welling, Jr. , was unanimously chosen to that ofl&ce. And at the same time drew a certifi- 
cate to certify the name of the church, which is as follows, viz : 

We, the Subscribers, being duly elected agreeably to a Law in that case made and pro- 
vided, do assume the name of 

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of the Township of Hopewell, in the 
county of Hunterdon, in the state of New Jersey. 

Witness our hands and seals, this 4th day of October, 1786 : 

John Welling, Jr., 
John Smith, Esq., 
Stephen Burrowes, Jr., 
Amos Moore, 
John P. Hunt, 
Nathaniel Hart, 
Hezekiah S. Woodruff, 

which certificate was recorded, October 5, A. D., 1786, in the Registry of Deeds, &c., for the 
County of Hunterdon, page 135. 

Four hundred acres of land were surveyed for Amos Moore, July i, 1784, 
in Northampton County, Penna.* 

Ann Smith' was the daughter of Jonathan Smith', and his wife, Hixon, 

the granddaughter of Andrew Smith', a surveyor by profession. The namingf of 
this township (Hopewell) probably originated from the naming of his early pur- 
chase of land here, in date, so far as the records show, anterior to any other pur- 
chase for occupation. On the 20th of May, 1688, Cornelius Empson, of Brandy- 
wine Creek, sold to Andrew Smith two hundred acres, which tract the deed says: 
He, the said Empson, "doth enfeoff and confirm unto the said Andrew Smith 
heretofore laid forth in the county of Burlington aforesaid, and also settled upon, 
and by him, the said Andrew Smith, called and to be called, Hopewell." 

Amos Moore^ and Ann Smith and Dorothy Hutchinson bad 

2076. IIRebecca*, m. Aaron Hart (Joseph, 
Joseph), d. 1853, aet. 85; she d. 
1826, aet. 54. [2077] 

2076. Rebecca Moore" (Amos', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Aaron Hart (Joseph, Joseph). 

Rebecca Moore^ inherited the property which belonged to her grandfather, 
Capt. John Moore*. 

Aaron Hart was the son of Joseph, who died in 1794, and Frances, the 
daughter of Theophilus Phillips, the grandson of Joseph Hart, whose will is 

dated 1776, and . He and his brother John were the ancestors of the 

" White Harts." 

* Pennsylvania Archives, 3d series, XXVI, 129. 

t Hale's First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, N. J. 





R.ebecca Moore" and jlaron Hart had 

Amos Hart', d. 1826, aet. 33. 

II Ann Hart', m. James Burroughs' 
(James\ Joseph*, John', John*, 
John'), d. 1869, aet. 78; she d. 1868, 
aet. 72. [2082] 

IISmiThHarT', m.AnnScudder* (Rich- 
ard', Jedediah", John*, Richard 



Betts*, John', John^ Thomas^). 
II Aaron Hart', m. Rebecca Stout 
(Noah). [2102] 

II George Hart', m. i. Elizabeth Gra- 
ham; 2. Mary Graham (sister of 
Elizabeth); he (^. 1871. [2110] 

2078. Ann Hart' (Rebecca Moore^ m. Aaron Hart, Amos', Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and James "Burroughs " (James^ 
Joseph*, John', John^ John'). 

James Burroughs' died 1869, aged 78, was the son of James* and Elizabeth 
Baldwin, the grandson of Joseph*, died October 29, 1798, aged 73, and Martha 
Willetts, died November 7, 1808, aged 76, the great-grandson of John', who came 
to Ewing, N. J., when about twenty-one years of age, and died 1772, aged 88, 
and , the great-great-grandson of John^ born 1665, died 1699, and Mar- 
garet Woodward, daughter of Lambert Woodward, the great-great-great-grand- 
son of John', who lived at Salem, Mass., in 1637, removed to Newtown, L. I., 
where he was prominent, and died 1678, aged 61, and his second wife Widow 
Elizabeth Reed, who was the mother of Mary Reed, the wife of Capt. Samuel 



Ann Hart' and James "Burroughs had 

Amos Burroughs*, unmarried. 

I Aaron H. Burroughs', m. Cornelia 
Hendrickson* (Benjamin*, Benja- 
min', William^ John'). [2087] 

STEPHEN Burroughs', m. Sarah 
Schenck (Garret). 



Rebecca Ann Burroughs', m. Wil- 
son Atchley. 
Mary Frances Burroughs^. 

2082. Aaron H. Burroughs' (Ann Hart', m. James Burroughs, Re- 
becca Moore', m. Aaron Hart, Amos', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Cornelia Hendrickson^ (Benjamin*, Benjamin', William^ 

Cornelia Hendrickson' was the daughter of Benjamin*, died January 28, 
1829, aged 62, and Mary Hart, daughter of Titus Hart, and widow of Noah 
Stout, the granddaughter of Benjamin', of Ewing, born August 21, 1743, died 
January 24, 1832, aged 89, and Mercy, daughter of Ralph Jones, the great-grand- 
daughter of William^ who removed to Sussex County, and his wife Joanna, sister 
of Jacob Reeder, the great-great-granddaughter of John' and . 

Aaron H. Burroughs' and Cornelia Hendricicson had 



Edward M. Burroughs', m. Cor- 
nelia Hendrickson^ (Elijah L,.', 
Timothy*, Thomas', John^ John'). 
IGeorge Burroughs', m. Mary Cath- 
arine Moore* (Gershom', m. Lavinia 


Carhart, Amos^ m. Hannah Wood- 
mancy, Stephen', m. Martha (? Bur- 
roughs) ). [2090] 

Sarah Burroughs', m. William 

2088. George Burroughs' and Mart; Catharine Moore had 

2090. Henry S. Burroughs'", unmarried. 



2079. Smith Hart' (Rebecca Moore', tn. Aaron Hart, Amos', Capt. John*, 
Natlianiel\ Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Jinn Scttdder^ (Richard', Jede- 
d^ah^ John^ Richard Betts*, John', John', Thomas'). 

Ann Scudder* was the daughter of Richard', an elder in the Ewing Church, 
who died 1838, aged 72, and Jemima Burroughs, died 1837, daughter of James, 
the granddaughter of Jedediah' and Anna Roberts, the great-granddaughter of 
John^ who died May 10, 1748, aged 47, and Phebe, the daughter of Daniel 
Howell, the great-great-granddaughter of Richard Betts', who came to Ewing as 
early as 1709, and whose plantation was at Scudder's Falls on the Delaware, died 
March 14, 1754, aged 83, and Hannah Reeder, the great-great-great-granddaugh- 
ter of John', of Newtown, I,. I., who married in 1669 Joanna, daughter of Capt. 
Richard Betts, the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of John^ who moved 
from Salem toSouthold in 1 651, to Huntingdon in 1657, and later of Newtown, and 
Mary, daughter of William and Dorothy, King the great-great-great-great-great- 
granddaughter of Thomas', of Salem, Mass., and Elizabeth . 

Smith Hart' and jinn Scudder had 

2091. Joseph Scudder Hart^, m. Eliza- 

beth Neely (John); Bucks County, 

2092. Rebecca Hart*, m. John R. Hen- 

drickson (Timothy). 

2093. ||Dr. Israel Hart', m. June 23, 1852, 

Marie Josephine Tellier (Peter), 
by Rev. Charles F. Shaffer, of St. 
John's Lutheran Church, Easton, 
Pa. [2098] 

2094. Sarah Hart', m. Joseph Frisbie; 

Pennington, N. J. 

2095. Alfred Hart*, m. Catharine Tellier 

(Peter), Easton, Pa. 

2096. Margaret Hart*. 

2097. Frances Hart*, d. in infancy. 

2093. Dr. Israel Hart" (Smith Hart', Rebecca Moore', m. Aaron Hart, 
Amos*, Capt. John^ Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and J[Iarie Jo- 
sephine Tellier (Peter). 

Dr. Israel Hart' was a student at Lafayette College, taking his A.M. in 
1866. He received the degree of M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, 
1853 ; was Surgeon of Thirty-fifth New Jersey Regiment.* 

Dr. Israel Hart' and Marie Josephine Tellier had 



||Dr. Edgar Hart', b. April 25, 1856, 
Pennington, N. J., m. March 13, 
1879," Ida Valeria Mangan. [2097A] 

IIJ. Smith HART^ B.S.,6. July 9, 1858, 
Pennington, N. J., m. February 17, 
1883, Dora Lanning. [2099] 

2097a. Dr. Edgar Harf (Dr. Israel Hart', Smith Hart', Rebecca Moore', 
m. Aaron Hart, Amos', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and 
Ida Valeria Mangan, 

Dr. Edgar Hart', M.D., attended the public schools of Pennington until 
he was twelve years old, and the Pennington Seminary until eighteen, at which 
latter age he entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, with the class of 
1874, remaining there two years, pursuing special courses in Latin and chemistry, 
preparatory to his professional studies. He was graduated with the degree of 
Doctor of Medicine in 1879, at the University of Pennsylvania, and, returning to 
Pennington, has ever since practiced his profession in that town. He is Physician 

* Men of Lafayette, Coffin. 


to the Pennington Seminary, Examining Physician for the Provident I,ife and 
Trust Company, and the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, both of Phila- 
delphia, and the Mutual I^ife Insurance Company of New York. 

Dr. E,dgar Harf and /da Valeria Mangan had 

2097*. Grace Mangan HartI". I 2097;;?. Winifred Lb Bar Harti". 

20971:. Marib Louise Hart'". I 

2098. J. Smith Harf and Dora Lanning tad 

2099. Paui, B. HarT^", b. July 11, 1884. I 2101. Chauncey L. Hart", b. May 20, 

2100. Haroi<d I. Hart'", b. April 27, 1887. I 1890. 

2080. Aaron Hart' (Rebecca Moore*, m. Aaron Hart, Amos^ Capt. John', 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel' Rev. John') and Rebecca Stout (Noah) had 

2102. Mary Ann Hart". 

2103. Noah Hart". 

2104. Amos Hart", m. Elizabeth Wilson. 

2105. Elizabeth Hart", d. young. 

2106. Sarah Hart", m. John Schenck. 

2107. Frances Hart", d. young. 

2108. Charles Hart", m. Margaret Swan. 

2109. Augustus Hart", m. Ada Mathews^ 

( Burroughs' ) . 

2081. George Hart' (Rebecca Moore", m. Aaron Hart, Amos^ Capt. John', 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth Graham and Mary 

George Hart' lived in Philadelphia, and was President of the Quaker City 
Insurance Company. 

George Hart' and Elizabeth Graham and Mary Graham had 

2I10. Aaron Hart", m. Alice Bowker; I 2111. Joseph Hart"; St. Louis, Mo. 
Clarksville. | 

1082. William Moore' (Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. 
John') and Mary Smith^ (Jonathan^ Andrew'). 

William Moore'* was a private in Capt. Tucker's Company, First Regiment 
Hunterdon County, N. J., in the Revolutionary War. 

The compiler is inclined to think that this William Moore married, August 
22, 1778, Mary Smith, the sister of Jonathan Smith, who married Mary Moore 
the daughter of Samuel Moore' (Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John'), and re- 
moved to Sussex County, N. J. The only record found is in the will of his sister 
Ehzabeth Moore, who left a legacy of five pounds to his daughter, Elizabeth. 

William Moore^ and Mary Smith had 

1082a. Elizabeth". 

1084. Keziah Moore' (Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and TitUS. 

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1083. Samuel Moore' (Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Sarah Green' (Richard', Richa^d^ William'). 

was left an orphan at the age of 
fourteen. In the stirring times 
of 1775 and 1776 he took an active 
part, and when the storm of war 
came he was a "Minute Man."* Samuel Moore", son of the Revolutionary soldier, 
has frequently told the compiler of this genealogy that his father had been called 
out seventeen times, when acting in the capacity of a "Minute Man." It is not 
known what the occasions were. L,iving as he did in the part of New Jersey 
swept by the ravages of war, these years must have been exciting. Upon the 
dissolution of the battalions of "Minute Men," Samuel Moore' joined Capt. John 
Mott's Company, First Regiment of Hunterdon County Militia. In 1781 he 
married his cousin, Sarah Green. One of the wedding presents on that occasion — 
a pewter platter — was used and misused for many years in the family of Samuel 
Moore^ the only son of this union. An old-fashioned iron platter with open- 
work raised border is also still in existence. This was the property of Sarah 
Green Moore. In 1782 they removed to the Forks of the Delaware.! He bought 
land on the south side of Northampton Street, and built a stone house, a part of 
which still stands. Easton as a residence could not have been very comfortable. 
The first house built in Easton was that of David Martin, in 1739 ; in 1752 there 
were only 11 families in the town, 40 persons; the Court House was finished in 
1766; in 1763, there were 11 houses; in 1773, 69 houses; in 1782, when Samuel 
Moore arrived, there were 85; as late as 1795 there were only 150 houses. The 
Penns still held land in Easton in 1800, as may be seen by an examination of the 
old deeds in the possession of the family. In 1783 a census showed that there 
were 104 cows, 25 horses, about 200 sheep and perhaps 200 hogs.J The pigs 
were allowed to run abroad and wallow in the mud in the pond, on what is now 
North Third Street. The friends at Trenton spoke of the family as those who 
had gone to "The New Country." The houses were mostly log and only one 
story high; there was therefore naturally great surprise manifested when Samuel 
Moore built his "New Mansion" on Northampton Street. In those early times 
carpets were unknown and the floors were covered with clean white sand in which 
various designs were worked with a stick. The first "rag carpet" was laid, in 
Easton, in this old house, and it was the occasion of much delight and surprise to 
the neighboring housewives who had never seen one. The samples of cut glass, 
silverware and mahogany furniture which are prized as relics by their descendants 
show that the style of living of our ancestors was not nearly so simple as we are 
apt to imagine. In an old account book the following prices are noted in 1797 : 
One clock case cost £11 5s, another, £■], another, ^5 5s. A bedstead was billed 
at ^5 5s in 1795, a dining table at ^3, a chest of drawers at ^5 15s, a bureau at 
;^5 5s and a coffin at £6. Samuel Moore was evidently a man of means. Besides 
building the stone house, he bought the Easton Ferry, the most valuable piece of 
property in this section. The Easton Ferry§ was established by David Martin, 
in 1735. In 1755 it was owned by Nathaniel Vernon. In 1762 itwas the property 

* See page 22. 

t Easton, Pa. 

t Henry's History of the Lehigh Valley; Gen. Davis's History of Bucks County. 

g Appendix. 


of Daniel Broadhead and Lewis Gordon. In 1782 it was run by Jacob Able. It 
was worth 555 pounds. It was bought by Samuel Moore later.* It was run by 
his widow after his death, in 1799; the ferryman was Robert Youells. At some 
time it was the property of Moore & Green, as shown by charges in an old shop 
blotter. He also owned the Ferry Hotel. He also did an extensive business in 
building and cabinet-making and had many men on his pay-roll. Several pieces 
of cabinet work, made in his shop, are still in the family, among them a small 
walnut chest, on the back of the cover of an inner compartment of which is : " This 
box was made in the year 1786," a small veneered box on the back of which is 
the name W. S. Kelley, who was a grandchild, an old-fashioned bureau, etc. 

Upon the opening up of the Genesee Country, Samuel Moore went there 
to see what the prospects were. Upon his return he announced that he had pur- 
chased land enough to make his whole family very wealthy. He walked up 
Northampton Street, and in a few minutes was stricken with apoplexy, and died 
at the southeast corner of Centre Square. This land was said to be at Painted 
Post, N. Y., but after a thorough examination, no deed has been found. The 
following was discovered in the old clock — "Sam's Clock" — f which illustrates 
some of the land transactions of that day : 

To all people to whom these presents shall come Peter Faulkner of the borough of 
Easton in the county of Northampton and state of Pennsylvania, sendeth greeting. Know ye 
that for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty six dollars and sixty seven 
cents of lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by Samuel Moore 
of Easton aforesaid, at and before the ensealing and delivery here of the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeofted released and confirmed, and 
by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, eufeoft, release and confirm unto the said 
Samuel Moore, his heirs and assigns, four certain several tracts or parcels of land situate in the 
county of Alleghany, two of them adjoining Lake Erie the other two of them adjoining them 
in the Second Teer from the said Lake located in the names of Peter Faulkner, James Faulkner 
Robert Taggart and George Moody, each tract containing four hundred acres, to have and to 
hold the four several tracts or parcels of land and premises with the appurtenances unto the 
said Samuel Moore his heirs and assigns for ever subject to the payment of one dollar for each 
and every acre of the same to the Population Company, on the times, and in the manner by 
them appointed and regulated, and to the terms of improvement of the same agreeably to law, 
and the said Peter Faulkner, doth hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators 
covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said Samuel Moore, his heirs and assigns, 
that he will warrant and defend the said several tracts or parcels of laud with the appurtenances, 
unto him the said Samuel Moore, his heirs and assigns, subject as aforesaid and that he will, 
if necessary within three months from the date hereof procure from the said James Faulkner, 
Robert Taggert, and George Moody for the said tracts of land (that is, for those in whose names 
they were severally located as before mentioned) Deeds Poll in due form of law acknowledged, 
for the more perfect assurance of the said lands premises, with appurtenances also subject as 
aforesaid. In witness whereof the said Peter Faulkner, hath hereunto set his hand and seal, 
the thirtieth day of August in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety sis. 

Sealed and delivered in 

the presence of us. p. Faulkner. 

W. Spering, 

Absalom Reeder. 

Northampton County ss. 

On the thirtieth day of August in the year of Our Lord, one thousand seven hundred 
and ninety six, before me Henry Spering one of the justices of the Peace in and for the County 
of Northampton, personally appeared Peter Faulkner by whom the foregoing written instrument 
is executed, acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired that it might be 
recorded as such. Witness my hand and seal at the borough of Easton, the day and year 
aforesaid — . 

W. Spering. 

He had surveyed various tracts of land in Northampton County, 400 acres, 
July I, 1784, 400 acres. May 12, 1792, 400 acres, March 9, 1793, 400 acres, Feb- 
ruary II, 1794.]: In 1788 Samuel Moore paid a federal tax on "i cattle. "§ 

• John Green was ferryman in 1792. Condit's History of Easton. 

t Samuel Moore^, 1794-1883. 

t Penna. Archives, 3d Series, XXVI, 134. 

2 Penna. Archives, 3d Series, XIX, jgi. 


In an old book* in the possession of the compiler, the births of the different 
children of Samuel Moore and Sarah Green are given; some of the names are 
written by Samuel Moore himself and others by Rebecca who had received the 
book as a present from her father; written in a childish hand is "Becca Moore 
her book presented to her by her Father 1795;" she was twelve years old at that 
time. Just above at the top of the page is written in another hand ' 'Samuel Moore 
his book february 26 1783." This inscription has faded; just below in different 
ink, by a different hand, is "his Book february 1783." On the first page of the 
first fly-leaf are the following records : "Phebe Moore was born July the 
7 1782." This was evidently written by the father and with the same ink he 
used to write his own name, which is rapidly losing its blackness; "Rebekah 
Moore was born September the 9 1783 ; Mary Moore was born 18 November 
1784; Elizabeth Moore was born July 17th 1786; Ann Moore was born December 
15th 1787; Martha Moore was born 1789 October 3." Turning over the page we 
find the following additional records; " Samuel Moore was born September 28 1794; 
Sarah Moore was born 14 of May 1793; Sarah Green Moore was born November 
the 19 1797;" on the fly-leaf opposite the second title-page, which is "An Extract 
from the Works of Mr. Baxter, A2 'Sammual Moore and Sarah green was mar'd 
September the 27 1781.' " Opposite the next page, which contains the title The 
Saints Everlasting Rest: A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in Their 
Enjoyment of God in Glory, A3, there is written in the same hand, which had 
written the record of the marriage, "Samuel Moore departed this life March the 
9 1799." The birth record is repeated in the back part of the book in a childish 
hand; several of the children seem to have practiced writing on the fly-leaves, but 
the book being the property of Becca or Rebekah in fee, her writing predominates. 
On the last pages, the birth of Samuel is given as 1793 instead of 1794, which is a 
mistake ; Here "Sara Moore was born June the 22 1797;" "Abigail Moore was 
Born november 19 1798;" "Nancy Moore was born December 15 1787," the year 
being underscored, no doubt to correct an error given on a previous page; this 
last record is in a new hand, feminine. A comparison of the record of the 
marriage and death of Samuel Moore with Sarah Moore's signature to a receipt 
in Mary Porter's Receipt Book, July 27, 1818, shows that the record is in her 
handwriting. Samuel Moore's signature in this book, which shows that he 
wrote a good hand, much resembling his son's, agrees with the signature on the 
title-page of A Shop Blotter, in the possession of the compiler. This blotter was 
presented to the grandson by Mr. Benjamin F. Riegel, who was the administrator 
of the Green estates. Further on, Rebeka is still practicing writing, with this 
difference, that she now writes: "Miss Becca Moore: Rebekah Innes her friend, ' ' etc. 

The entries in the blotter are made in various hands, but the prices are 
filled in by another hand and a reference made to "book number 3." Some 
of the charges are transferred from "book number one" into this. Doctor 
Ivcdlie's begins in 1787, May 10. Most of the entries indicate that the workman 
who entered them was German. John Worman is entered "John Vurman;" Pete 
Voight is "Peatfote"; "vider Nunkester" for Widow Nungessor; "Roberd" for 
Robert; "Tomtites" for Tom Titus; "a vinder fraim" for a window frame; "vite 
led" for white lead; " puten in ten lites of glass" for putting in ten lights of 
glass; "vife" for wife; "bois" for boys. There are entries from 1794 to 1799. 

*A Christian Wbrary consisting of extracts from and abridgments of the choicest pieces of practical 
divinity which have been published in the English tongue. In fifty volumes By J°^° Lesley M.A^ate 
fellow of I<incoln College, Oxford. Vol. XXXVII. Burlington: Printed and sold by Isaac Collins. M.DCCtXXIV. 


Some of the men who worked in the shop were John Innes, John Titus, Israel 
Butler, David , John Striker. 

Samuel Moore^ took an active part in the affairs of the town. His name 
appears on the return of an election of Town Clerk, July 6, 1793. He was inter- 
ested in educational matters and was prominent in the establishment of Easton 
Union Academy. March 8, 1794, at a meeting of the inhabitants of Easton held 
in the old Court House, a committee consisting of Rev. Charles Solomon 
Frederick, the I,utheran minister. Rev. Christian I^udwig Becker of the Reformed 
Church, Samuel Sitgreaves, Peter Shnyder, John Barnet, John Herster, John 
Arndt, Samuel Moore, and Robert Traill were appointed to consider a plan for 
building a schoolhouse. This action resulted in the birth of the Easton Union 
Academy. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees. Messers. Sitgreaves, 
Moore, Barnet, Shnyder, and Shouse were constituted a committee to estimate 
the cost of a proper building for the institution. March 25, Messrs. Sitgreaves, 
Moore, and Shouse were appointed to prepare and report a plan for the building 
which they had estimated would cost ;^702 los. The building was soon after- 
wards built, the first story finished, and later the Academy was established. 

In 1794 he was drafted to take part in the " Whiskey Insurrection," but 
was compelled to send a substitute on account of family matters which could not 
be neglected. 

In the Office of Register of Wills in the Court House at Easton is the 
following record: Samuel Moore, John Green,* Administrator, Sureties, Robert 
Traill, Benjamin Green: 600 pounds, March 23, 1799. There is no inventory and 
no settlement. Samuel Moore having died without a will, the real estate was 
divided by the Orphans Court in 1816. The division is recorded on a large 
parchment 23x36 inches, a copy having been made for each heir. Several of these 
parchments are still in the family. He was buried in the old Lutheran Church- 
yard, corner of Fourth and Ferry Streets, Easton. The inscriptions on the box 
tomb were: 

Sacrbd to the Memory op Samuel Moore Who Departed This Life 
March 9, 1799 in the 45TH Year of His Age. 

Here Are Likewise Deposited the Remains of Sarah Moore Who 
Departed This Life Jan. 15, 1829, in the 70TH Year of Her Age. 

The grandson, J. W. Moore, removed the bodies and box tomb to the 
Easton Cemetery. The tomb, owing to a misunderstanding, was broken up and 
used as a foundation for the present monument. 

^^ ^*»v^ Jy I" ^^® *^^ daughter of I^icbard Green' and 

^ Af^y^ c^CoiSf^^ Pbebe Moore' (Nathaniel^ Capt. SamueP, Rev. 

John'). She and Samuel Moore' were married 
September 27, 1781. They were first cousins. 

Richard Green' lived at Ewing, N. J., and died in 1797. 

Richard Green^ was of Ewing, N. J., and died 1741; he married Mary 
Ely\ daughter of George Ely', of Trenton. The heirs of Richard Green, in 1798, 
manumitted their slaves, prior to any legislative action looking to their liberation.! 

• Brother of Sarah Green, wife of Samuel Moore'. 

t Signature to a receipt dated 1818. 

t Snell's Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, 105; Book of Wills, 6, 432, Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 

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William Qreen^, the father of Richard*, was born in England, came to 

this country at the age of twenty, and on Ivong Island met Joanna Reeder, who 

subsequently became his wife. He came to Ewing Township, N. J., about 1700. 

He bought 345 acres of Daniel Coxe, by deed dated 1712, and in 1717 built on it 

the first brick house in the township. He was the first Assessor of Hunterdon 

County and in 172 1 was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was also a 

Justice. His tombstone, in Ewing Churchyard, records his death in 1722. His 

will* follows: 

In the Name of God Amen This Eleventh Day of January Anno Domini one Thousand 
Seven hundred and Twenty one; — I William Green of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and 
Province of New Jersey Yeoman. Being in Perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be Given to God. 
But Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to Day, Do make and Ordaine this to be my Last Will and Testament Vizt : Principally 
and first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God who Gave it, and my 
Body I Recommend to the Dust to be Buried in Decent Christian Buriall at the Discretion of 
my Executors nothing Doubting but at the Generall Resurrection I shall Receive the same 
again by the mighty power of God. And as Touching such Worldly Estate as it, hath Pleased 
God to Bless in this Life, I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and 
form vizt : 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto Joanna my Dearly Beloved Wife The Best Room in 
my new Dwelling House, and the Closit in the Seller, and one Third Part of the Improveable 
Land and Teniments Belonging to it Togather with one Third of the moveable Estate Goods 
and Chatties During the Term of Naturall Life and in case of her Intermarr3'ing During her 
Widdowhood: But if she marry Again my Will is that she have fifty Pounds Paid her by my 
Executors out of my moveable Estate on the Day of her marriage and that shee then Give up 
the Possession of the House and lier thirds as aforesaid. 

Item — I Give and Bequeath unto my Well Beloved son Richard my Dwelling House and 
Plantation, That I now Live upon Excepting that part qt is Willed to his mother as aforesaid; 
And the whole of it at her Death or Intermarrying with all the Appurtenances to him and his 
Heirs and Assigns forever. 

Item — I Give unto my Well Beloved sons Joseph and — William That House and Plantation that 
I Bought of John Severans to them and their Heirs and assigns for ever. To be Equally 
Divided by them, They — Paying their Two Sisters Joanna and Sarah Fiveteen Pounds a Peice 
when They Either of them arrive to the Age of Eighteen Years. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Well Beloved Sons Benjamin John — Jerimiah and Isaac to 
Each Fourty Pounds when they Arrive to ye Age of Twenty one years, To them and their 
Heirs forever to be Paid b}' my Executors out of my Moveable Estate. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my — Well Beloved Daughters Esther and Mary to Each Fifteen 
Pounds to be Paid — by my Executors out of my moveable Estate, To them and their Heirs 

Item my Will and Pleasure is that my four younger sons shall be Put out to Learn such Trades 
as they shall Chuse when they shall Come to the age of Seventeen years and yt they be Learned 
to Read and Write Furthermore I Constitute make and ordaine my Well Beloved Sons 
Richard and Joseph my Executors to this my Last Will and Testament. And my Will is that 
after the aforesaid Devision and Payments be made. That all the Remaining Part of my move- 
able Estate Goods & Chatties be Equally Divided between my Two Executors aforesd . It 
Being Provided That all the Legacies or Bequests aforesaid be Paid or Levied on of the Move- 
able Estate Goods Chatties at money Price according to nine shilling and Two Pence P Ounce. 
And I Do hereby utterly Disallow, Revoke; & Disannul all and every other former Testaments 
Wills Legacies and Executors by me in any way before this Time named, Willed, and 
Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and other to be my Last Will and Testament. In 
Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand Seal the Day and year above Written 
Signed Sealed Published WilUam Green L.S. 

Pronounced & Declared by the said WiUiam Green as his Last Will and Testament. In the 
Presence of 
Christopher Howell, William Reed, David Howell 

Will proved, and Probate and Administration 

granted to Richard Green and Joseph Green, Executors, 

the ist day of June, 1723. 

Pbebe Moore^ was the daughter of Nathaniel Moore^ and Joanna Prudden, 
the granddaughter of Capt. Samuel Moore" and Mary Reed and the great-grand- 
daughter of Rev. John Moore^ and Margaret Howell. 

* Book of Wills 2, 240, Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 



Mary Bly\ the wife of Richard Green', was the daughter of George Ely' of 
Trenton and Jane Pettit who were married in 1703. 

George Eiy was born at Dunham, England, in 1682 and died in Trenton 
Township, N. J., 1750, as indicated by his will at Trenton. He bought 100 acres 
of his father's original purchase at Trenton. In 1746 he was a member of Council 
of Trenton. 

Joshua Bly\ the father of George Ely", was of Dunham, Nottinghamshire, 
England, and came to America in 1685. On April 20, of the same year, he bought 
400 acres where Trenton now stands. The name of his first wife is unknown. 
In 1699 he married his second wife Rachel Eee. He died in 1704; his will* is 
dated 11, 6, 1700, and was proved 4, i, 1704. His executor was "cousin and 
friend Thomas Revell of Burlington." 

Joanna Reeder', the wife of William Green', was probably the daughter of 
John Reeder' and Hannah Burroughs^ 

John jReedei^ came from Norfolk County, England, was at Newtown, L. I., 
before 1656, in which year he is on the Indian Rate for £1, los. January 4, 1666-7, 
he signed the agreement to fence the Common field and November 25, 1686, his 
name appears on the Dongan Charter. 

Jane Pettif, the wife of George Ely^ was the daughter of Nathaniel Pettit 
and granddaughter of Thomas Pettit'. 

JVa<iiaii/e/ Pettit^, born at Exeter, Mass., was at Newtown, L. I., at an 
early date. April 23, 1668 he received 10 acres in Hempstead Swamp, September 
13, 1673 he refused to take the oath but promised fealty, which may indicate 
that he was a Friend, November 25, 1686 his name is on the Dongan Charter, 
and in 1690, probably, he removed to the Falls of the Delaware. He died 
in Hopewell, N. J., in 1718. His will is dated March 13, 1714, proved first 
in Burlington, June 25, 1718, and second in New York, July 9, 1719. The 
inventory is dated June 24, 1718. The appraisers were George Ely and Samuel 

Thomas Pettit^ was in Boston, Mass., as early as 1634. On January 8, 
1638, he received a house lot. In the founding of Exeter he received 6 acres 
and 30 poles as his share of uplands and signed his name to the combination. 
More than half of the 34 made their marks. He served as Selectman 1652 to 
1655. In 1655 his name appears at Newtown and May 8, 1657 he is made 
Marshall. His name appears among the freeholders, December 4, 1666, and on 
the Dongan Charter 1686. His wife's maiden name was Christian Mellows. 

Hannah Burroughs^, the wife of John Reeder', was the daughter of Jeremiah 
Burroughs' and his wife, Hannah Way, and the granddaughter of John Burroughs' 

and his wife, Jessup, sister of Edward Jessup. After the death of Jeremiah 

Burroughs she married John Furman. 

Jeremiah Burroughs', of Newtown, E. I., was born 165 1 and died 1698, 
aet 47. He was Overseer April, 1 682-1 684, May 3, 1684 on the committee to 
extend the town limits, Commissioner of Town Court 1689-90 and was elected 
Town Clerk October 2, 1689, August 5, 1696, 1698. In 1689 he was Lieutenant 
in Capt. Content Titus's Company. He or his son Jeremiah was Supervisor, 

* Book of Wills, I, 21, Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 


February 2, 1686, Assessor February 2, 1686, March 3, 1694, and on the Dongan 
Charter in 1686. 

Joiin Burroug-lis\ born 16 17 and died August 1678, came from England 
and was at Salem, Mass., in 1637. He removed to Newtown and was probably one 
of the first settlers in 1652. He is on the Indian Rate, 1656, for £\, los; January 
22, 1657, he writes the letter to the Director-General remonstrating against the 
gift of the town house to Rev. John Moore; 1662, he, with others, was empowered 
to raise a tax of five cents to the acre; 1659, elected town clerk which office he 
held for eleven years, 1659-1662, March 13, 1665. 1664, admitted as freeman 
of Connecticut. He was elected Overseer March 1665, April 1666; his name in 
1666, is on Nicoll's Charter; he appears on the list of freeholders December 4, 
1666; January 31, 1668, was Surveyor; 1669, he appears for Newtown in land 
suit; 1673, August 22, offered submission of Newtown to the Dutch after the 
reinstatement of Dutch government; 1673, firm believer and practicer of free 
speech against the arbitrary acts of the government for which he was subjected 
to humiliating punishment. He married second. Widow Elizabeth Reed, mother 
of Mary Reed, wife of Capt. Samuel Moore'' (Rev. John^). 

Hajinab Way^, the wife of Jeremiah Burroughs, was the daughter of 
James Way\ 

James Way^ died October 2, 1685. The Waye family is on record in 
Somersetshire, England, as early as the 15th century. He settled at English Kills, 
L. I., and became a member of the Society of Friends. His name is on the 
"Indian Rate," 1656, for 2s. February 4, 1663, he refused to sign the compact. 
March 11, 1668, all the public interest in Smith's Island divided "either by 
purchase or patent' ' was given unto James Way and John Hart. September 5 , 
1675, he was a witness in court. March 1676-78, he was Overseer. 

The following notice is taken from an early newspaper ; 

30 Dollars Reward 

Strayed or stolen from the subscriber's stable in the borough of Easton on the night of 
the 5th instant, a small black horse, no white about him, about six years old — about fourteen 
hands high, and is a remarkably smart trotter. The above reward will be given upon 
delivering the horse and thief, if stolen, to the subscriber, or confining the thief in any gaol, 
and ten dollars for the horse. 
January 9, 1802 Sarah Moore 

The family silver service, still in existence and in use, was also stolen but 
returned on a "no questions asked" advertisement. The silver urn, tradition 
says, belonged to George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, who 
died in 1784, having been bought at sheriffs sale. An examination of the records 
shows that a sale was made, but the purchaser is not given. The urn has a 
monogram engraved upon it. 

Sarah Green Moore was an invalid during the last seven years of her life. 
She was confined to a chair with rheumatism. The reference in her will is to that 


The last will and testament of Sarah Moore of the Borough of Easton in the County of 
Northampton: I Sarah Moore considering the uncertainty of mortal life having suffered a long 
and tedious affliction yet being of sound mind and memory (blessed be God Almighty for the 
same) do make declare and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form 
following viz: First I do hereby give and bequeath unto my aflfectionate, dutiful and beloved 
daughters Martha and Abigail Moore all my personal estate goods and chattels of what kind 
and nature soever. (With one exception) to be equally divided between them after they shall 
have discharged the common expense of my funeral to have and enjoy the aforesaid bequests 



forever as a last tribute of thanks for their dutiful and unwearied attention in my long illness — 
Also I give and bequeath to my dutiful and beloved daughter Sarah the bed and bedding on 
■which I now repose this being intended in the one exception mentioned above vphich said 
bequest I do hereby will and order to be delivered to her my said daughter Sarah immediately 
after my decease— In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth 
day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six. 

Signed sealed published and declared 
by the above named Sarah Moore to be 
her last will and testament in the pres- 
ence of us who have hereunto subscribed 
our names as witnesses in the presence ] 

of the Testatrix— J 

H. Chauncy 

Euphemia Wall 

Samuel Moore' and Sarah Green had 

Sarah Moore 


2112. IIPhobbe*, b. July 7, 1782, m. October 

15, 1804, St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Easton, Pa., I. William 
Kelley^ (Maj. John*, Thomas', 
Thomas^ Thomas^), b. April 15, 
I773> i^- January 18, i8i8, Batavia, 
O.; 2. Israel Gregg, d. May 20, 1847; 
she d. November 15, 1832, Hamil- 
tou, O. [2121] 

2113. IIRebecca", b. September 9, 1783, Eas- 

ton, Pa., m. July 5, 1804, St. John's 
Lutheran Church, Easton, Pa., Sam- 
uel Kelley* (Maj. John*, Thomas', 
Thomas^, Thomas'), b. February 2, 

1^81, d. ; she d. June 15, 1871, 

Cincinnati, O. ; removed to Ohio, 
1832. [2196] 

2114. [IMary*, b. November 18, 1784, m. Sep- 

tember 28, 1816, Dr. Edmund Por- 
ter* (Edmund', William^ '), b. 

June 18, 1791, Haddam, Ct., rf. July 
12, 1826; she d. suddenly July 2, 
1838, Easton, Pa.; buried in Easton 
Cemetery. [2198] 

2115. IIE1.IZABETH Sarah", b. July 17, 1786, 

m. October 14, 1807, St. John's Lu- 
theran Church, Easton, Pa. , William 
Beckett Mott* ( Edward', Thoraas^ 
John'), b. St. James Parish, West- 
minster, England, September 11, 
1785, d. December 2, 1851, Philadel- 
phia; sherf. February 10, 1843, Phil- 
adelphia; buried in Ronaldson's 
Cemetery, Philadelphia. [2201] 

2116. [IAnn", b. December 15, 1787, m. Octo- 

ber 8, 1807, St. John's Lutheran 




Church, Easton, Pa., Thomas Kel- 
ley* (Maj. John*, Thomas', Thomas^ 
Thomas'), b. January 5, 1771, d. 
1850, Lafayette, Indiana; she d. 
September, i8j8, Miltonville, O. 

II Martha*, b. October 3, 17S9, unmar- 
ried, d. July 16, 1858, at Easton; 
buried in Easton Cemetery. 

|jSAMUKL^ b. September 28, 1794, m. 
November 27, 1832, Elizabeth 
Barnes Walmsley''' (James*), of 

Mansfield, N.J. , by Rev. Castner, 

b. September 20, 1811, d. March 12, 
1895, at Titusville, Pa., buried in 
Easton Cemetery March 15, 1895; 
he rf. June 18, 1883, Easton, Pa., 
buried in Easton Cemetery. [2267] 

IJSarah Green", b. June 22, 1797, m. 
June 10, 1819, First Presbyterian 
Church, Easton, Pa., Joseph Rapp, 
Germantown, Pa., by Rev. David 
Bishop, d. August 16, 1S57, buried 
in Baptist Cemetery, Germantown, 
Pa.; she d. December 29, 1859, Phil- 
adelphia, buried in Easton Ceme- 
tery. [2315] 

IIAbigail*, b. November 19, 1798, m. 
September i, 1S35, by Rev. Joshua 
M. Rogers, Trinity Episcopal 
Church, Dr. John Ho£F» (A^drew^ 
Thomas'), b. June 27, 1811, d. Feb- 
ruary 22, 1864; she d. July 5, 1866; 
buried in Easton Cemetery. [2316] 

2112. Phoebe Moore' (SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and William Kellep' (Major John*, Thomas', Thomas', Thomas') 
and Israel Gregg. 

Phoebe Moore" removed, in 1830, to Batavia, Ohio. 

Thomas Kelley', a Scotch-Irishman, left Ireland, and sailed up the 
Delaware River in 1664, and settled in New Jersey. His son Thomas' was born 

about 1680, in Salem, N. J., married Rachel , and died December 1728. 

Thomas' left a son Thomas' bornin Salem, N. J., about 1715, who married Hannah 

. Thomas' and his wife Hannah had a son Maj'or John* born September s 

1747, in Salem, who married, December 24, 1768, Elizabeth Casteau (died 

Part of Sii<ver Service of Sarah Green Moore [1085]. 


October 17, 1836, in Ohio) and died January 19, 1798. In the Revolution John* 
was a Private in the First Battahon of Salem, also in the State Troops. He 
became Captain in the Second Battalion, Salem, and afterward Second Major in the 
Second Battalion, Salem*. He was also in the Continental Army. Major John* 
and his wife, Elizabeth Casteau, had eleven children, among whom were Thomas', 
who married Ann Moore^ William^ who married her sister Phoebe Moore', 
SamueP, a soldier for ten years, who married another sister Rebecca Moore'', 
David*, born September 10, 1784, married, October 11, 1806, Hannah Darrah 
(William, married Rebecca Thomson), of Bucks County, Pa., died 
October 13, 18 16, was a jeweler on Second Street above Race, Philadelphia. 
David Kelley' and his wife, Hannah Darrah, had, among other children, the late 
Hon. William Darrah Kelley, born April 12, 1814, in Philadelphia, married, August 
I, 1843, I. Henriette Ash Tennant (Col. Bryce); October 2, 1854, 2. Caroline 
Bartram Bonsall, and died in Washington, D. C, January 9, 1890. He was for 
many years a man of commanding influence in the House of Representatives. 

Capt. Israel Gregg, whose name is distinguished in our early steamboat 
history, died at his residence in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. His western 
steamboat career is coeval with that of the immortal Fulton, Livingston, Daniel 
French, and Samuel Smith. The following is a sketch of the history of the first 
boat commanded by Captain Gregg. It will be seen that his was the first steamer 
that ever arrived at Pittsburgh from New Orleans, and that he had no small share 
in the war proceedings of the Southern line, which closed with the battle of New 
Orleans — the Marathon of America. The following, accurate in all its details, is 
taken from a History of Western Steamers, published in 1818. 

The Enterprise, 45 tons, was built at Brownsville, on the Monongahela, by 
Daniel French, under his patent, and owned by a company at that place. She made 
two voyages to lyouisville in the summer of 1814, under the command of Capt. 
I. Gregg. On the ist of December she took in a cargo of ordnance stores at Pitts- 
burgh, and sailed for New Orleans, commanded by Capt. H. M. Shreve, and 
arrived at New Orleans on the 14th of the same month. She was then despatched 
up the river in search of two keel boats, laden with small arms, which had been 
delayed on the river. She got 12 miles above Natchez, where she met the keels, 
took their masters and cargoes on board and returned to New Orleans, having 
been but six and a half days absent, in which time she run 264 miles. She was 
then for some time actively employed in transporting troops, &c. She made one 
voyage to the Gulf of Mexico as a cartel, and one voyage to the Rapids of Red 
River with troops, and nine voyages to Natchez. She set out for Pittsburgh on 
the 6th of May, and arrived at Shippingport on the 30th, 25 days out, being the 
first steamboat that ever arrived at that port from New Orleans. She then 
proceeded on to Pittsburgh, and the command was given to D. Worley, who lost 
her in Rock Harbor, at Shippingport. 

Captain Gregg afterwards commanded the Despatch, a small boat of 25 tons, 
built at Brownsville, which was wrecked near New Orleans in 18 19, and he 
continued as a commander in the "river service" for several years after. 

The Captain lived to behold a western wilderness, in its march onward and 
onward, until it became a mighty empire, peopled with millions — to see the 
enterprise in which he himself was the first to embark, spread itself to the world's 
utmost commercial extent. 

Captain Gregg resided in Butler County for several years, respected and 
esteemed by all. He has at last been "gathered to his fathers," full of years and 
full of honors. His character was ever that of an upright man, and his benevo- 
lence proverbial. Of his long earthly pilgrimage— seventy and two years— if it 
may be proper for humanity to judge — a good account will be rendered at the last 

* officers and men of N. J. in the Revolution, Gen. Stryker 367, 654. 
t Old newspaper clipping. 



Phoebe Moore' and William Kelley and Israel Gregg had 

2125. IIJOHN KBLLBy', m. Eliza Knoblaugh. 


2126. Martha Kellby', d. . 

* » « * # 

2121. Samuel Kei,i,Ey', d. July 10, 1832, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

2122. IIEwza kelley', m. Daniel Skinner; 

she d. 1889. [2129] 

2123. liDR. William Khlley', m. 

Flowers; settled in Mississippi; he 
d. . [2134] 

2124. Mary Kelley', unmarried, d. , 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2127. IIJANE H. Gregg', m. John Calvin 

Skinner, d. 1889; Hamilton, Ohio. 

2128. IISarah Moore Gregg', m. Samuel 

Cory, d. ; she d. . [2167] 

2122. Eliza Kelley' (Phoebe Moore^ m. William Kelley, Samuel', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Daniel Skinner had 

2129. Mary Skinner*, d. . 

2130. Laura Skinner', d. . 

2131. PHEBE SKINNER^ d. . 

2132. Thomas Skinner*. 

2133. Charles Skinner*. 

2 1 23. Dr. William Kelley' (Phoebe Moore', m. William Kelley, Samuel', 

Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and FloWers had 

J134. Flora Kelley', m. . I 2136- George Kelley*. 

2135. William Kelley*. ' 

2125. John Kelley' (Phoebe Moore', m. William Kelley, Samuel', Capt. 

John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Eliza Knoblattgh had 

2137. II Katie Kelley*, m. Charles Wilder, I 2138. IIMarthaKelley*, m. Henry Simp- 
d. ; she 1^. . [2139] | kinson; she^. . [2142] 

2137. Katie Kelley' and Charles Wilder had 

2139. Addie Wilder". I 2141. Horace Wilder*. 

2140. RoLLiN Wilder'. ' 

2138. Martha Kelley' (John Kelley', Phoebe Moore', m. William Kelley, 
Samuel', Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and ffcnryiJrnip" 
"kj-nson had 

2142. John Simpkinson'. 

2143. II Eva Simpkinson', m. Walter Cam- 

eron. [2145] 

2144. IILizziE Simpkinson', m. William 
Ford. [2147] 

2143. Eva SimpKinson' and Walter Cameron had 

2145. Dolores Cameron". | 2146. Joseph Cameron'". 

2144. Lizzie Simpkinson' and William Ford had 

2147. Collin Ford'". 



2\27. Jane H. Gregg' (Phoebe Moore^ m. Israel Gregg, Samuel', Capt. 
John*, Nathauiel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Jo/JH CaWinS'k.inner'ha.d 

2148. John Gregg SKINNSR^ d. i860. 

2149. IISarah Moors SKINNKR^ m. Daniel 

M. Kennedy. [2157] 

2150. William Harvey Skinner', d. i860. 

2151. Cory Skinner', d. 1851. 

2152. Alfred Newton Skinner*. 

2153. Mary Rebecca Skinner", d. i860. 

2154. IIGeorge Calvin Skinner", m. Alice 

Phillips. [2163] 

2155. James B. Skinner", d. 1877. 

2156. Walter Moore Skinner". 
2156a. HFrank Erwin Skinner", m. Susan 

Ritter. [2156A] 

2149. Sarah Moore Skinner' (Jane H. Gregg', m. John Calvin 
Skinner, Phoebe Moo^e^ m. Israel Gregg, Samuel\ Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Daniel M. Kennedy had 

2157. Robert Kennedy'. 2160. ||Freda Kennedy', m. B. C. Steven- 

2158. Nellie Kennedy'. sou. [2162] 

2159. JosiE Kennedy', rf. . 2161. Mary Louise Kennedy', rf. . 

2160. Freda Kennedy' and B. C. SteVenson had 

2162. Robert Stevenson^". 

2154. George Calvin SKinner*^ (Jane H. Gregg', m. John Calvin 
Skinner, Phoebe Moore^ m. Israel Gregg, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and A lice Phillips had 

2163. John Calvin Skinner'. I 2165. Daniel Skinner'. 

2164. Cornelia Skinner'. I 2166. George Skinner'. 

2156&. FranR E,rwin SRinner' (Jane H. Gregg', m. John Calvin 
Skinner, Phoebe Moore^ m. Israel Gregg, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Susan Ritter had 
21564. Horace Skinner'. I 2156c. Katharine Skinner'. 

2128. Sarah Moore Gregg' (Phoebe Moore^ m. Israel Gregg, Samuel', 

Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel' 

2167. II Willi AM H. Cory", m. i. Victoria 

Potter, d. ; 2. Julia Juden. 


2168. IISuSAN Cory", m. Luther P. Huston. 


2169. IIEdward Moore Cory", m. Mary 

Lee. [2180] 

Rev. John') and Samuel Corp had 




Charles D. Cory", m. Emma Bay- 
less. [2187] 
Samuel Cory". 

IReeder H. Cory", m. Katie Dicker. 

Joseph Cory". 

2167. William H. Cory' (Sarah Moore Gregg', m. Samuel Cory, Phoebe 
Moore', m. Israel Gregg, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Victoria Potter and Julia Juden had 

2174. LUCIUS Cory'. I *«»#», 

2175. Sadie Cory'. I 2176. Laura Cory'. 


2 1 68. Susan Cory' (Sarah Moore Gregg', m. Samuel Cory, Phoebe Moore', 
m. Israel Gregg, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Luther P. Huston had 

2177. Ldtib Huston'. I 2179. William Huston'. 

2178. Bbrtha Huston'. I 

2169. Edward Moore Cory' (Sarah Moore Gregg', m. Samuel Cory, 
Phoebe Moore*, m. Israel Gregg, Samuel^ Capt. John', Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel^ 
Rev. John') and Mart; Lee had 

2180. Edward Cory'. 

2181. Gkorgie Maggie Cory'. 

2182. Leb Cory'. 

2183. Bertha Cory', d. . 

2184. Elmer Cory'. 

2185. Louis Cory'. 

2186. Mary Cory'. 

2170. Charles D. Cory' (Sarah Moore Gregg', m. Samuel Cory, Phoebe 
Moore*, m. Israel Gregg, SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. 
John') and Emma "Bayless had 

2187. Sam Cory'. I 2189. Laura Cory'. 

2188. May Cory'. I 2190. Clifford Cory'. 

2172. R.eeder H. Cory' (Sarah Moore Gregg', m. Samuel Cory, Phoebe 
Moore", m. Israel Gregg, Samuel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Katie Dicker had 

2191. josiB Cory', d. 1899. 

2192. Mabel Cory'. 

2193. Carl Cory'. 

2194. George Cory'. 

2195. Susan Cory'. 

2113. R.ebecca Moore' (Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathanier, Capt. Samuel'. 
Rev. John') and Samuel Kelleff' (Maj. John*, Thomas', Thomas', Thomas'). 

Rebecca Moore' moved to Miltonville, Ohio, in 1832; later she removed to 

The following abstracts from letters of Rebecca Moore Kelley, of Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, to her brother, Samuel Moore, Easton, Pennsylvania, may help to clear 
up some genealogical difficulties: 

September 28, 1847, M:r. Creveling arrived here from Easton, Pa. He in- 
formed us of the death of Mr. Miller. She regrets to announce the death of our 
brother-in-law, Israel Gregg, who brought the first steamboat from New Orleans 
to Pittsburg. Frederick Churchill has paid his friends a visit and returned to 
Mexico. Mary is well and sends her love to all. 

October 29, 1849. Writes about the estate of Sir John Moore. As many 
heirs here as east, our three sisters' children. Cousin Charles Moore, Cousin 
Sarah Hunt and myself. Cousin Sarah Hunt thinks our grandfather and two old 
uncles were the heirs who came to lyong Island. Grandfather's name, John, died 
young. Has always recollected hearing that they came from England. 

April I, 1855. Says her lawyer has written to her about Samuel Kelley's 
Bounty land. Samuel K. kept a journal while in the service and made a will. 
Uncle Thomas Kelley visited him at Newport, R. I.; spent nine days with him. 
She gave him the journal; it was not quite finished but is thought to be worth 


publishing. Uncle Thomas kept it until a short time before William's death. He 
gave it to him to attend to and he would, if he had lived. Not certain whether 
Samuel received anything after serving ten years; he had an honorable discharge. 
She wants proof of her marriage. Uncle John Green and Uncle Benjamin Green 
too old to ask, hence asks her brother. 

October 15, 1863. Birthday was 9th of September which made her 80 
years old. Wood $10 a cord, coal 75 cents a bushel. Received very affectionate 
letter from William D. Kelley and sisters. He was here three years ago. Will 
call on you the next time he comes to Easton. I sent your letter to the friends 
at Hamilton. Mr. Skinner can give you the information. 

May 9, 1864. Four years ago a daughter of William Kelley from the 
South came on to visit her friends. She (Rebecca) went with her to Hamilton, 
Ohio. William D. Kelley happened to meet her at her house. John Kelley, our 
nearest relative in this city, has been very successful in business. 

May 29, 1864. John Kelley is the son of William and Phoebe Kelley. 
Have not heard from Thomas and sister Ann's family since before the war; there 
were but two living, Sarah and Samuel. John was a fine man, studied law, was 
admitted to Supreme Court, died of consumption in New Orleans, and left a wife 
and two children; married a descendant of the Penn family. Charles, I,indsay 
and Melvina Moore are all that are left. Charles is the farmer, lyindsay is in the 
milling business. George Hunt's son-in-law, Mr. Hooker, called to see us last 
week. Their children are all living except one daughter. Several of their sons 
have been killed and wounded in the army. I wish you could see a daughter of 
William Kelley from Jackson, Miss. She is a lovely girl. She spent seven 
weeks in a cave in Vicksburg, with an Episcopal minister's family; had mule 
steak served up for dinner as a rarity. The seat of war was on their plantation. 
She is invited to spend some time with W. D. Kelley and sisters. Sister Ann 
thought a great deal of her father as we all did. 

June 21, 1865. Sister Phoebe was very intimate with the Dennisons. 

January 7, 1867. Speaks of second epidemic of cholera. Sorry to hear of 
death of cousin I,ydia Green. Mr. Levy is a Presbyterian Missionary. Haven't 
heard from Philadelphia friends for some time. 

February 7, 1867. Speaks of epidemic of cholera : many hundreds died. 

June ID, 1867. William D. Kelley made us a short visit on his way South; 
spoke in highest terms of you; his sister Mrs. Feinour had written; also William 
D. Kelley. 

June 25, 1867. John Kelley has removed a short distance in the country. 
Saw in paper the marriage of Jane Skinner's daughter. Had a letter from Elizabeth 
Feinour's daughter last week. 

November 6, 1867. William D. Kelley paid her two visits in the summer. 

January 15, 1868. Written by another. Speaks of Mrs. Kelley's poor 

June 15, 1871. Letter from Rev. Mr. Levy, announcing the death of Mrs. 
Rebecca Kelley. 

The following letter from a boy — the son of Rebecca Kelley — contains several 

items of interest: 

Philadblphia, July 2J, 1832. 

DBAR Unclb : 

It now becomes my painful duty to announce to you the death of our dear relation, 
Samuel Kelley. He died on Tuesday morning, the loth instant, at seven o'clock precisely, 
after an illness of ten days. His sickness was a severe case of bilious remitting fever. In 
Samuel we have lost a most valuable friend and relation. In him the community has lost a 
model worthy of being followed by any young man. He certainly was industrious, steady and 
strictly honest, and I do not believe he has left an enemy in the world he has departed from— 
most certain all who knew him were his friends. 

His sun that rose in innocence 
Rolled unclouded and set in Peace. 


In consequence of Samuel's death, Aunt has been quite sick, but is now getting better. 
The rest of the family is well. Grandmother is remarkably healthy. Uncle Thomas is still at 
Miltonvile keeping store, and is doing very well. Mother is at present at Charles Moore's and 
appears well pleased with her visits and the appearance of the country — is well and sends her 
love to all her relations and friends. She spends most of her time at C. Moore's and Uncle 
Gregg's. Mr. Moore regretted very much his not seeing you when he was here. His time was 
much taken up and very short. He left his respects for you and hopes to see you at some future 
time. He insisted upon mother's going back with him, finding we wanted to make a change. 
Mother at last consented to go, providing she did not like the country, to comeback in the fall; 
and if the contrary, to stay, and Hannah and myself would go in the fall. She appears to be so 
well satisfied that I think she will stay, although she has not given me a decisive answer yet. 
As soon as I receive the answer I will then be off on the first boat, which will be very soon. 
Aunt Sarah is getting much better of the rheumatism and is able to sit up a little. Aunt Betsy 
has a severe attack of the fever and ague. Hannah appears to be quite well, although not very 
strong. All the rest are well and join in love to you. As for myself, I am as well and ugly as 
ever. Give my respects to all relations and friends. 

Remain your affectionate nephew, 
Mr. Samubi, Moore. W. S. Kelley. 

P. S. It is thought the cholera will pass Philadelphia as we have had no cases yet — 
several cases reported were only our native cholera morbus. The people were so dissatisfied 
about the cases that the Board of Health reported them cholera for the sake of satisf^nng the 
people. You may rest assured that there has not been a single case of the Asiatic cholera in 
Philadelphia yet. Yours, etc. , 

Wm. S. Kei,i,Ey. 

Rebecca Moore^ and Samuel Kelley had 

2196. William S. Kblley', b. in Philadel- 
phia, unmarried, d. in early man- 

2197. Hannah KehEy', b. in Philadel- 
phia, unmarried, d. after 1871, Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

2114. Mary Moore' (SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and Dr. Edmund Porter' (Edmund', William', '). 

Dr. Edmund Porter* was born in Haddam, Connecticut, June 18, 1791, and 
came to Pennsylvania in 1815. 

His father died in 1802, January gth, and his mother, March 20th, of the 
same year, of smallpox. Doubly orphaned at the age of 11 , his heart in after- 
life felt the deepest sympathy for those who were subject to the same fate. In 
speaking of the death of his parents, he says : " Oh ! the days of separation of 
parents and child ! Can I ever forget the fatal 9th of January, 1802, when my 
father breathed his last ? The black cofiSn, the emblems of sorrow, the mourn- 
ers, the bier, and all the paraphernalia of grief ! No ! Then why should I forget 
the 20th of March of the same year when, we were all laboring with the small- 
pox, my mother died. I now beheld the victim of death and long-continued dis- 
ease breathing her last. Children's feelings are indescribable ; youth is a mirror 
in which their feelings are visible to all ; here can be seen the instincts of nature ; 
here we see the last pang that severs the ties of blood and affection ; the sword 
that cuts the cord and breaks the bowl of human happiness." 

Jonathan Smith, of Haddam, Connecticut, he speaks of as his "Old Guar- 
dian." His eccentricities, of which many stories are told, may be easily accounted 
for when we remember that he grew up without the guiding and restraining 
hand of loving parents. His whole life seemed to be penetrated by a vein of sad- 
ness arising from his early bereavement. 

Between the years 1791 and 18 15 he had had his preliminary education, 
had studied medicine at home and in New York, and had been to the West Indies 
and South America. In 1815 he returned to the United States, visited Boston, 
New Haven, Salem and Springfield to see his friends, also Hartford and Haddam, 
New York, Newton, N. J., Easton, Pa., and then Allen town, where he accepted a 

Mary Moore Porter. 

Copy of water color taken about 18 



position as teacher for nine months at $100 a month. Here he was evidently in 
straightened circumstances, for on his return to Salem from the West Indies he 
had bills of exchange for $2,000 on Orn & Co. protested and lost all. It is prob- 
able he took the method of teaching as a quick way to give him immediate assist- 
ance. He then filled the vacancy left by Dr. Patton, of Hummelstown, Dauphin 
County, and practiced medicine. But he was destined to move on again ; love 
agitated his heart and he found Hummelstown too far away from Easton. 

In one of his writings he says : "September 28, 1816, I was married to 
Miss Mary Moore, a lady of Easton, Pa., where, like Dr. Franklin who tells the 
story of his after- wife (Mrs. Reed), I became acquainted with her under circum- 
stances more unfavorable than Franklin. He had two rolls of bread, I had none." 

After this important event he probably returned to Hummelstown, closed 
out his practice and concluded to settle in Easton, where we find him in 1817 
practicing medicine and running a drug store at Ross's corner, the stand now oc- 
cupied by Bush & Bull. 

A paper of March 31, 1820, contains notice of the removal of his drug store 
from Ross's corner to the stand three doors above the drug store of Dr. Wm. H. 
Reynals & Co., formerly Dr. Fickhardt's, who had recently moved to Ohio ; this 
store was nearly opposite the old Easton bank. 

This business venture was a failure, the amount involved being compara- 
tively small "when," as he puts it, "I commenced on a credit of five or six hun- 
dred dollars, after doing nearly thirty thousand dollars in trade." But he was a 
man of resources, and on June the loth of the same year he commenced the prac- 
tice of medicine in Frenchtown, N. J., where he spent the rest of his life. 

As he was preeminently a physician, the following consecutive history will 
be of interest. It will also give the modern doctor some idea of how young men 
acquired their medical education in those ' ' good old days. ' ' 

His preceptor was Thomas Miner, M.D., of Haddam, Connecticut. He 
studied medicine in New York and obtained the following diploma from the 
Medical Institution of the State of New York : Be it known that Mr. Edmund 
Porter, of Connecticut, has attended the Course of Medical Instruction delivered 
by us in the Institution during the session of eighteen hundred and thirteen, and 
that his regular attention and general propriety of conduct have been satisfactory. 
In testimony whereof the common Seal of the Institution is hereunto a£&xed. 
Thomas Cock, M.D., Prof. Anat. Phys. and Surgery; V. Seaman, M.D., Prof. 
Anat. Chirurg. &c.; Jn. Grinow, Prof. Chem. & Nat. Phil.; Archibald Bruce, 
M.D., Prof. Mat. Med. & Mineralogy. On Record. New York, 23 February, 

He also attended lectures under David Hosack, M.D., certificate dated 
New York, September 8, 1814 ; Valentine Mott, M.D., certificate dated Univer- 
sity of the State of New York, August 30, 1814 ; Thos. Cock, M.D., Surgeon 
U. S. Hospital, Greenwich, August 26, 18 14. 

Dr. Porter was licensed to practice as physician and surgeon by Mason F. 
Coggswell, President of the Connecticut Medical Society, at Saybrook, Middlesex 
County, April 25, 1813. 

A license is extant in the Swedish language, issued by Dr. Jacob Lauren, 
Surgeon to His Majesty the King of Sweden, in the Island of St. Bartholomews, 
"West Indies, November 25, 18 14. 

Among his papers were letters, highly commending him, from Dr. Samuel 
Osborn, Dr. Samuel Akerly, Dr. William F. Piatt, Isaac Bellknap, President 


Newburg Bank, D. Godwise, Esq. , Attorney-at-I<aw, Nicolas Grey, Inspector- 
General, Third Military Division, Stephen Gorman, all of New York ; also letters 
from H. N. Snow and Thomas Sanford, of the Island of St. Bartholomews, West 

He was a licentiate of the Connecticut Medical Society, his diploma being 
dated April 25, 1813, and a member of the Medical Society of St. Bartholomews, 
and of the Union Medical Society of Pennsylvania. 

He was a voluminous writer on medical and other subjects. He wrote let- 
ters to Dr. James Lakey, of Frenchtown, from St. Bartholomews, on the treat- 
ment of yellow fever ; also from Alexandria (Frenchtown ?) on the treatment of 
smallpox. His papers may be found in the New York Medical Repository , The 
American Medical Recorder, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Trenton 
True American, The Spirit of Pennsylvania, and The Easton Sentinel. 

He left Easton June 10, 1820, and went to Frenchtown, N. J., where he 
was very active in the formation of the District Medical Society for the County 
of Hunterdon. The following minute is on record in the proceedings of the Med- 
ical Society of New Jersey, May 3, 1821 : 

' ' On application for authority to form a medical society in the county 
of Hunterdon : 

' ' Resolved, That and E. Porter be 

authorized to meet at Flemington on the 2d Tuesday of June next at 10 o'clock 
A.M., and there to organize a District Medical Society, according to the act of in- 
corporation, and that the Recording Secretary furnish, when organized, the said 
society with twenty-five copies of the by-laws of this society. ' ' 

Accordingly, ten of those authorized, met at Flemington, organized and 
admitted new members, among whom was John Sloan, who afterward became a 
successful and much-beloved physician in Easton. 

Dr. Porter was secretary of the society. He built a house in Frenchtown 
and deposited various papers, etc. , in the cornerstone, which were removed thirty 
years afterward from motives of curiosity. In one of these papers he mentions 
that intermittent fever made its appearance in Frenchtown after an absence of 
twenty years ; this along the Delaware River ; in the interior, dysentery was 
prevalent. Pulverized charcoal proved a useful adjuvant in the latter. The sea- 
sons for five years had been remarkably dry ; 1823 was cold and inclement, frost 
and ice being seen on the 5th and 6th of May. He also says : ' ' Intermitting and 
remitting fevers are our only complaints of consequence." 

But he was too active a man to confine himself to the practice of medicine 
alone. A contemporary in the profession says of him: "He had a turn for 
politics, and while at Frenchtown ran for Assemblyman at the Hunterdon County 
caucus twice, the last time with success. He had naturally a good mind, pos- 
sessed great social qualities and was a successful practitioner." He seemed to be 
in demand as orator on great occasions, and the speeches which have come down 
to us show that he was far in advance of the times. 

On the 4th of July, 1821, he delivered an oration at Frenchtown, N. J., 
in answer to a volunteer toast, ' ' The inestimable right of taxing the colonies of 
North America." He delivered an oration at the public house of Peter Skillman 
on Washington's Birthday, 1822. This was an arraignment of the banking sys- 
tem of the country and imprisonment for debt. Both were printed in full. He 


was always found on the side of the oppressed, and was exceedingly liberal in his 
views on all matters. 

He v/as one of the men who saw the necessity of public education ; he was 
chairman of a meeting convened at the house of Jonathan Britton, Frenchtown, 
N. J., September 22, 1822, to consider the enactments for "free schools and to 
call the attention of the I^egislature and public to the propriety of appropriating 
the interest of the school funds to the employment of teachers in the district 
schools and the education of poor children." The address to the citizens of New 
Jersey is signed by Dr. Edmund Porter, Chairman ; the account is published in 
the Trenton True American. 

Besides all this, he is said to have stood high in the Masonic Fraternity. 
When he died, at the age of 35 years, there were published many eulogies of his 
life, character and talents. 

The following is from an unknown newspaper : 

At his residence in Frenchtown, Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, on the 12th 
instant, of a Malignant Bilious Fever, Dr. Edmund Porter, in the 36th year of his age. By the 
death of Dr. Porter, a disconsolate and numerous family has been deprived of a kind and 
indulgent husband and father, a widowed wife is left to weep, and tender orphans have 
been made to mourn. A large circle of friends and acquaintances has experienced the loss of 
a good neighbor, an interesting companion, and a valuable member of society. The public 
will sadly realize the extent of the bereavement in the complete deprivation of the services of 
an indefatigable, attentive and skillful physician, who was eminently useful in alleviating the 
miseries of afflicted humanity, by a successful prosecution of the healing art; and the world of 
letters will suffer in more than one of its departments by the death of him, whose pen 
occasionally beamed new lustre on the light of science and imparted instruction on a variety 
of subjects to the inquiring mind. Dr. Porter was an active member of the Medical Society of 
Hunterdon County, and his talents and attainments challenged the respect of his professional 
brethren; as a politician, he was bold, frank and candid; his principles were purely Republican, 
and his essays as an author, written with ability on a variety of subjects of a public nature, have 
been read with pleasure and profit by many. His death has made a breach in society which 
will not soon be filled. 

He was buried at Frenchtown, but his remains were removed to the 
Easton Cemetery by his son Edmund. 

The following was written in answer to an inquiry of the Hunterdon County 
Medical Society for information in reference to Dr. Porter. The writer was 77 
years old at the time the letter was written : 

Easton, Pa., August 11, 1871. 

Dr. Blane — Dear Sir : Agreeable to your request I have made diligent search for the 
papers belonging to the late Dr. Edmund Porter, and have found but one, which contains some 
principal important facts, which speak for themselves, in his own handwriting. I regret very 
much the loss of his papers, as some of them were interesting and valuable — those of his 
recipes, showing the practice of medicine at that time, his certificates from the societies, one 
of which was in Spanish* (that of St. Bartholomews), and all on parchment, his paper 
books, in which he noted down all his cases— the symptoms, disease, prescriptions, medicine 
administered, quantity, doses and the effect produced from day to day and the result. All his 
writings, published and unpublished, were written in books kept for that purpose. He was 
very particular in noting the state of the weather, the changes and the effects upon his patients. 
In all these matters he was very careful, the whole constituting a valuable diary of events. I 
was not aware of the loss until I made a strict inquiry and found it was caused by the intoler- 
able nuisance of house-cleaning semi-annually. 

I forward you an excellent portrait of the doctor, which I found in the trunk of his 
son Edmund, which you will please present to the Medical Society of Hunterdon County as a 
gift from me, believing that they will prize it more highly than any others to whom I could 
leave it. All of the Porter family are gone — all of my sisters and brothers-in-law. There are 
none left who have any recollection of Dr. Porter. Please accept it as a gift to the medical 
society from the last survivor. 

I am, very respectfully, yours, etc., 

S. Moore. 

» Swedish. 


After the death of her husband, Mrs. Porter returned to Easton, with her 
three sons and remained here until her death in 1838. She died suddenly of 
apoplexy while sitting in a chair. Her brother Samuel administered her estate. 
In 1828 she settled up the accounts of her husband in Frenchtown as shown by 
a receipt in an old receipt book. Her sons were educated at Dr. Vanderveer's 
School at the north end of what is now Second Street. 

Edmund became a printer and was engaged for many years on the 
Pennsylvanian in Philadelphia. When Samuel D. Patterson became State 
Printer, he removed to Harrisburg and was employed on State work. In 1862, 
after making a visit to Camp Curtin, he was taken with confluent smallpox and 
died at the Pennsylvania House, corner of Second and I^ocust Streets, Richard 
Vaughn, proprietor. Mr. Vaughn announced to his guests at the breakfast table 
that Mr. Porter was ill with smallpox, that he could not turn his old friend and 
patron out and that he would not be offended if any one left. They all remained. 
Mr. Porter died; the next morning early he was rolled in a blanket and buried in 
a graveyard in Harrisburg. Samuel Moore, his uncle, settled his estate 

Thomas Miner learned the drug business in Philadelphia. He opened a 
drug store in Easton in the Cawley Building nearly opposite the Swan Hotel on 
Northampton Street above Fourth. He died of consumption at the home of his 
aunt, Mrs. HofE, on east Northampton Street, near the Delaware Bridge. 

Eeonidas went to the West or Southwest and was never heard from. It 
was supposed that he was killed by the Indians. 

The family has become extinct. The end of the story is told by the follow- 
ing inscription, which can be read on a tombstone in the Easton Cemetery near 
the Seventh Street entrance : 








DIED OCTOBER 19, 1856, 


"Man passes away, his name perishes from record and recollection; his 
history is as a tale that is told and his very monument becomes a ruin." 

Mary Moore^ and Dr. Edmund Porter had 

aigS. Edmund Porter', d. January 10, 1820, 
unmarried, d. 1862, from smallpox 
contracted at Camp Curtin; buried 
at Harrisburg, Pa. 

2 199. Lbonidas Porter', went to the South- 
west and was never heard from. 

2200. Thomas Miner Porter', b. March 
8, 1823, unmarried, d. October 19, 
1856; buried in Easton Cemetery. 



2115. Elizabeth Sarah Moore' (Samuel", Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William "BecXettMott* (Edward', m. Sarah 
Beckett (Jarvis), Thomas', m. Jane Stiles, John', m. Mary ). 

"William Beckett Mott*, born in the Parish of St. James, Westminster, 
England, was the son of Edward Mott', born 1753, died 1824, who served seven 
years in the Second Troop L,ife Guards and who married, in 1776, IvOndon, Eng- 
land, Sarah Beckett, born 1759, died 1823, daughter of Jarvis Beckett, born 1723, 
died 1806, and Ann Levit, born 1723 ; he, with his two sons, William B*, and 
Edward', who settled in Pike County, Pa., came to America, June 18, 1798, and to 
Philadelphia in 1803, f the grandson of Thomas Mott^ born 1716, died 1763, and 

Jane Stiles' (Nathaniel', 1652-1731, James', 1623-1692, m. Mary , died 

1703), the great-grandson of John Mott' and Mary . 

An old-fashioned, well preserved, stone in the Easton Cemetery bears the 
inscription : 

"In Memory of Mr. Gervis Beckett, Who Departed This Life 
December 23, 1806, Aged 83 Years." 

He was born in the Parish of St. Abbott Mary, Kensington, England, in 
1723, and at the age of 21 enlisted in the "Second Troop of Horse Guards," 
commanded for a time by Lord Amherst, and served as a "private gentleman" 
for forty-four years. The duty of the "Horse Guards" was to attend his Majesty, 
the King, on all official occasions, and they were responsible for his safety. 
At the age of 75 Mr. Beckett accompanied his son-in-law, Edward Mott (who had 
married his only daughter Sarah), to America, and at the beginning of this 
century, took up his abode with them in Easton, where he died. The death 
notice of the day reads : "Died — In this borough on the 23d ult. (Dec. 1806), 
in the 83d year of his age, Garvis Beckett, father-in-law to Edward Mott. He 
came to this country about six years ago to end his days in the affections of an 
only son and daughter; of whom may be said, there has departed this transitory 
life, for a better, a truly honest man." Whilst the grave of this patriotic 
Englishman is almost unknown, descendants of his in the sixth and seventh 
generations have for several years placed their floral tributes thereon, in remem- 
brance of his devotion to his native country and the one he adopted at so advanced 
an age. His son-in-law, Edward Mott, had likewise served in "His Majesty's 
Second Troop of Life Guards" for seven years and five months, and was the same 
Edward Mott on whom the townspeople of Easton gazed with awe in his gold- 
framed spectacles — the first seen in the borough — and whose family has been 
referred to in a communication from one of his connections. % 

E,li«abeth Sarah Moore' and William "Beckett Mott had 

IJSarah Ann Mott', b. September 21, 
1808, at Philadelphia, Pa., m. May 
27, 1829, by Rev. George Boyd, rec- 
tor of St. John's P. E. Church, Sam- 
uel DeWees Patterson' (SamueP, 
Samuel'), b. June 7, 1807, d. Febru- 
ary 7, i860, Evansburg, Pa.; she d. 
July 12, 1853, at " Woodbourne," 
Schuylkill County; buried at Laurel 
Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. [2207] 

II Edward Thomas Mott', b. January 
30, i8io§, at Easton, Pa., m. Anna 
Maria Roh, Charleston, S. C; he d. 
1858. [2234] 



Elizabeth Catharine Mott', b. 
March I, 1811,* at Easton, unmar- 
ried, rf. July r8, 1831, Philadelphia; 
buried in Ronaldson's Cemetery. 

IIMary Moore Mott', b. October 29, 
i8i2,atEaston, Pa.,m. May 29, 1833, 
by Rev. Thomas Pyne, Frederick 
Churchill, b. August 13, 1811, d. 
March 6, 1857; she d. May 28, 1853, 
Cincinnati, O.; buried at Spring 
Grove Cemetery. [2239] 

* Manuscript of Mott Genealogy by Capt. Frederick Schober. 

t Will of Edward Mott^ in Register's Office, Philadelphia, 8, 215, 1824. 

t Ethan Allen Weaver, Easton Free Press. 

J Baptized St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Pa. 



2205. [IJane Markrina Mott', b. March 20, 
1814, Greenwich, Warren County, 
N. J., m. December 16, 1840, by 
Rev. Stephen A. Mealey, Samuel 
Schober* (Frederick^, Wilhelm Ig- 
natz^), Philadelphia, b. March 29, 
1810, d. November 24, 1890; she d. 
December 25, 1853, Philadelphia; 
buried at Laurel Hill, Philadelphia, 
Pa. [2248] 


I Martha Moore Mott'*, b. December 
25, 1S15, at Easton, Pa., m. Albert 
R. Foering* (Christian Frederick', 
John^, Christian Frederick^), d. 
1888, Philadelphia; she d. October 
I, 1871; buried at Mt. Vernon Cem- 
etery, Philadelphia. [2257] 

2201. Sarah Ann Mott' (Elizabeth Sarah Moore', m. William Beckett 
Mott, Samuef, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and Samuel 
DeWees Patterson' (SamueP, Samuel'). 

Samuel DeWees Patterson' was apprenticed to James Winnard, publisher 
of the Norristown Register. He was of a studious turn of mind with strong 
inclinations to composition and versification. Some verses of his appeared in the 
New England Farmer (Boston, Mass.), in 1824 and in the Register. In 1828 he 
became editor of the Register continuing until 1834. In 1833 he was Recorder of 
Deeds of Montgomery County. From 1834 to 1837 he edited and published the 
Penyisylvania Reporter and was appointed State Printer by Gov. Wolf. In 1837 
President Van Buren appointed him United States Marshall for the Eastern District 
of Pennsylvania, from which office he retired in 1841. In 1839 Gov. David D. 
Porter appointed him Aide-de-Camp on his staff with rank of Colonel. From 
1843 to 1848 he published the Saturday Evening Post (founded by Franklin, 1728), 
then in its zenith of prosperity as a family newspaper. It had among its contribu- 
tors Poe, Willis, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Cooper, Neal, G. P. R. James, 
Bayard Taylor, Mrs. Osgood, Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Sigourney and Mary Howitt. 
Col. Patterson also frequently contributed to its columns. It was in the Post at 
this time that Bayard Taylor first contributed an account of foreign travels 
entitled "Views Afoot" and it was Col. Patterson's financial assistance which 
enabled him to make his first trip abroad, pleasant acknowledgment of which was 
made by Mr. Taylor in the first published volume of those letters (1846). In 
1845, President Polk appointed him Naval Agent at Philadelphia which office 
he held until 1848. About this time he was also associated with John W. Forney, 
Mifflin Parry, Joseph Neal and A. Boyd Hamilton in the publication of the 
Pen7tsylvanian, the predecessor of the Philadelphia Press. From 1848 to 1850 he 
■pvLh\\sh.e.A. Graham' s Magazine, but with its decline suffered severe financial losses. 
In 1 85 1, he removed to "Woodbourne" near Schuylkill Haven where he occupied a 
position with the Silver Creek Coal Mining Company. In 1855, or 1856 he 
removed to Evansburg where he served as Justice and contributed to the local 
and city newspapers. 

Col. Patterson, as a political writer, wielded a pen, quiet, forcible and 
bold. His greatest accomplishments were in the field of literature, to which he 
gave much of his time. He contributed to journals and magazines already 
mentioned, and also to various "annuals" — The National Gleaner, Opal, Family 
Messenger, Casket, The Gift, The Fountain, and to Godey's Ladies' National 
Magazine, Episcopal Recorder, Pennsylvanian, Washington Union, etc.; of his 
poetical writings, the lines "My Mother" (1839), "The Little Straw Hat" (1844), 
"A Salt River Voyage" (1846), a political satire are among his best. Col. 

• Portrait in the possession of Mrs. K. A. Weaver. 



Patterson was conspicuous for his scholarly attainments and refinement of 
manner. He was a very handsome man. He was an intimate friend and corre- 
spondent of President Buchanan, who frequently visited him and was godfather to 
two of his children. He was a friend to many struggling for literary recognition, 
sixty years ago, and was generous to a fault. He was a consistent Christian, a 
member of the Protestant Episcopal Church of which he long served as vestry- 
man. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow and a member of the Hibernian 
Society of Philadelphia. 

Samuel DeWees Patterson' was the son of Samuel Patterson^ born Feb- 
ruary 6, 1769, came to America in 1798, with his brother John, from Belfast, 
Ireland, and settled near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. In 1807 he made 
application for naturalization, in 1806 he became landlord of Jefferson Inn in 
Norriton Township, 181 1 of an inn at Norristown, in 1812 was appointed County 
Commissioner, and in 1814 was elected to that office. In 1812 he joined the 
Pennsylvania volunteers in the war against Great Britain and died at Norristown 
March 18, 1815. April 30, 1806, he was married to Mrs. Mary Weachter (widow) 
(1764-1825), daughter of Cornelius DeWees and Margaret Richards, descendants 
of old settlers of Germantown and the Welsh Tract of Chester County. He was 
the grandson of Samuel Patterson\* 

Sarah Ann Mott' and Samuel DeWees Patterson had 




(Son) Patterson*, b. April 21, 1830, 
Norristown, Pa., d. April 21, 1830; 
buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
22, 1831, Norristown, Pa., m. August 
25, 1853, by Rev. John Gray, Easton, 
Pa., Susan Burke Winter" (Peter', 
Henry^), Easton, 6. August 25, 
1829, d. September 2, 1903; he d. 
August 26, 1875, Phillipsburg, N. J. ; 
buried in Easton Cemetery. [2216] 

Samuel Sherwood Patterson*, 6. 
December 9, 1832, Norristown, d. 
August II, 1833; buried in Laurel 
Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. 

(Son) Patterson', 6. February 14, 
1834, d. February 14, 1834, and 
buried at Harrisburg, Pa. 
II Dr.Samuel Davenport Patterson*, 
b. March 20, 1835, Harrisburg, Pa., 
m. i86o,± I. Catharine Elizabeth 
Zimmerman, Lancaster, Pa.,d. 1832, 




Germany, d. April 8, 1869, Lancas- 
ter, Pa.; 2. June 4, 1879, Philadel- 
phia, Sophie Virginia Heylmun 
(widow), 4. April 5, 1836, Fredericks- 
burg, Va. (James Robert Jones, na- 
tive of Wales, and Sibylla Oden- 
welder, Easton, Pa.); he d. No- 
vember 21, 1896, Evansburg, and 
was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia. [2232] 

(Son) Patterson", i5. June 12, 1836, 
d. June 12, 1836, Harrisburg, Pa. 

(Daughter) Patterson*, b. and d. at 
Philadelphia, July 2, 1838; buriedin 
Ronaldson's Cemetery, Philadel- 
phia, in William B. Mott's lot. 

(Son ) Patterson*, b. and d. in Phil- 
adelphia, July 16, 1839; buried in 
Ronaldson's Cemetery, Philadel- 

James Buchanan P.4.tterson*, b. 
January 18, 1841, Philadelphia, d. 
September 19, 1844, Philadelphia; 
buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 

2208. William Mott Patterson' (Sarah Ann Mott', m. Samuel DeWees 
Patterson, Elizabeth Sarah Moore', m. William Beckett Mott, SamueP, Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Susan 'Bur'k.e Winter' 

(Peter', Henry'). 

William Mott Patterson' was educated at private schools in Philadelphia 
and at Dr. Vanderveer's in Easton. In 1 850-1, 185 1-2, he attended the College of 
Pharmacy, Philadelphia ; at the same time he was in the laboratory of Charles 
Ellis. He returned to Easton and PhiUipsburg where he engaged in the drug 
business. As a young man he was reporter on Forney's Spirit of the Times, 

* Condensed from manuscript furnished by Mrs. Ethan AUen Weaver. 



Philadelphia, and interviewed Forrest, and McCready at the time of the great excite- 
ment in 1849. He was at various times connected with the Easton (Pa.) Express 
and Free Press in reportorial and editorial work, and was editor of the Evening 
Mail of Phillipsburg, N. J., and at the time of his death was editor of the Warren 
Democrat. He was at various times. President of the Board of Health, School 
Commissioner, and President of the Board of Education when the Phillipsburg High 
School was organized. He was a Mason, and a member of the Presbyterian 

Susan Burke Winter' was the daughter of Peter^* born at Martin's Creek, 
Pa., November 25, 1798, died at Easton, Pa., May 2, 1858, and Mary Davison^ 
1800-1878 (John\ 1764-1825, m. Christiana Richart), the granddaughter of 
Henry\ born October 6, 1773, died May 5, 1849, and his first wife, Susan Bow- 
man (Peter, m. Barnes), born January 11, 1776, diedMay 30, 1834. Henry 

Winter' located in the vicinity of Martin's Creek, and was a charter member of the 
Presbyterian Church in 1809. In 1802 he was a Captain in the Eighth Regiment, 
Pennsylvania Militia, and its Lieutenant-Colonel in 1807. From 181 1 to i8i3he 
was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly, and a State Senator from 1819 to 
to 1821 and from 1823 to 1825. On 17 January, 1825, he " presented in the State 
Senate the Memorial and Documents of a Committee of the Trustees of Lafayette 
College, Easton, Pa., for incorporation and aid." In 1828 he was a Presidential 
Elector and cast his vote for Andrew Jackson. He frequently presided at politi- 
cal and other celebrations, and was an active participant in State and local affairs 
in the early part of the last century. In his latter years he was a Justice of the 

William Mott Patterson' and Susan "BurXe Winter had 



II Mary Matilda Patterson", b. 
August 25, 1854, Easton, Pa., m. by 
Rev. Henry B. Townsend, Phillips- 
burg, N. J., May 9, 1883, Ethan 
Allen Weaver, b. June 7, 1853, 
Jacobsburg, Northampton County, 
Pa. [2221] 

Sarah Ann Patterson", b. June 12, 
1857, Phillipsburg, N. J. 



IIElla Foering Patterson", b. De- 
cember 22, 1859, m. November 3, 
18S1, by Rev. Henry B. Townsend, 
Thomas Stone Pursel, Phillipsburg, 
N.J. [2225] 

Clara Devor Patterson", b. Octo- 
ber 29, 1871, Phillipsburg, N. J. 
11 William Comstock Patterson", b. 
April 21, 1874, m. Anna Faulstich, 
Easton, Pa. [2231] 

2216. Mary Matilda Patterson' and Ethan ^llen Weaver. 

Mary Matilda Patterson' was one of the early members of the National 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a charter member of 
the first Chapter established in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Chapter), and for two 
years a member of its Board of Managers ; member of the Pennsylvania Society 
of the Colonial Dames of America and of its Committees on Supplemental Claims, 
Rules, and Membership Register of 1901 ; member of the Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, Historical Society, and of the City History Club of Philadelphia. 

Ethan Allen Weaver was educated in the schools of Nazareth and Easton, 
Pa., and under private tutors. He graduated at Lafayette College as Civil Engineer, 
1874 ; Master of Science, 1877. Since 1877, he has been connected with the Engi- 
neering Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Philadelphia ; hecom- 

,, * |ii?,^? Wintera, sister of Peter^, who married Joseph Baird, was the grandmother of Mary Baird wife of 
Hon. Wilham Jennings Bryan, of Lincoln, Neb., the Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the Dnite,! 
states in 1896 and 1900. ^ uiiitea 


piled and edited the Biographical Register of the Chi Phi Fraternity, 1890; Decennial 
Register of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 1898; "The 
Germantown Branch ' ' Descendants of Cornelius Weygandt in Weygandt Gene- 
alogy (Newburgh, N. Y., 1897); contrihutor to Pennsylvania Magazine 0/ Bzstory 
and Biography, and to other historical and genealogical journals, and to the news- 
paper press ; member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; Pennsylvania- 
German Society ; Moravian Historical Society ; Historical Societies of Bucks and 
of Montgomery Counties, Pa.; City History Club of Philadelphia; American 
Folk-Iyore Society; Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution and Secretary 
of the latter body since 1892. 

Mary Matilda Patterson" and Ethan Allen Weaker had 

Margaret Ei^izabeth Weaver^", 
b. May, 13, 1884, Phillipsburg, N.J. 

Kenneth Patterson Weaver^", b. 
October 4, 1886, Philadelphia Pa., 
d. December 21, 1892; buried in 
West Laurel Hill Cemetery. 

2223. Gertrude Weaver'", b. June 21 

1890, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2224. Cornelius Weygandt Weaver'", 

b. April II, 1893, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2218. E,lla Foering Patterson" and Thomas Stone Pursel had 

2225. Cr,ARA Pursee'". 

2226. Ruth Pursei."', d. in infancy. 

2227. MaryI,ouisePursei,'°. 

2228. Heeen Pursee'". 

2229. Thomas Pursee'". 

2230. Phieip Pursee'", d. in infancy. 

2220. William Comstock Patterson' and Anna Faulstich had 

2231. Ruth Patterson'". 

2211. Dr. Samuel Davenport Patterson^Sarah Ann Mott', m. 
Samuel DeWees Patterson, Elizabeth Sarah Moore^ m. William Beckett Mott, 
Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Elizabeth 
Zimmerman and Sophie Virginia Heylmun (widow). 

Samuel Davenport Patterson" was educated at the Episcopal Academy, 
and the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, receiving his M.D in 1856. He 
practiced medicine at Milford, Pa., Bloomsbury, N. J., and during the civil war, 
served at different times in the army, 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in 
the Marine Corps and as Hospital Steward in Louisiana and Texas. After the 
war he became a journalist, becoming connected with newspapers in Philadelphia 
and Boston. He was a member of John A. Andrews Post, G. A. R., of Boston, 
Mass. , and of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Samuel Davenport Patterson* and Elizabeth Zimmer= 
man and Sophie Virginia Heylmun had 

2232. EemER EelSWORTH Patterson', b. I July 16, 1867, Philadelphia; gradu- 

1861, Philadelphia, d. in infancy. | ate of Maryland Lying-in Asylum, 

2233. Marie Davenport PATTERSON^ «. | Baltimore, Md., 1901. 

-"•^ ***** 

2202. Edward Thomias Mott' (Elizabeth Sarah Moore^ m. Wilham 
Beckett Mott, SamueP, Capt. John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
jinna Maria "R^oh. 



Edward Thomas Mott' was an importer and dealer in china, glass and 
queensware in Philadelphia. In 1855 he received the Democratic nomination for 
Sheriff, but was defeated. 

Anna Maria Roh was a native of Charleston, South Carolina. During the 
Civil War, her property in that State was confiscated by the Confederacy. 

Edw^ard Thomas Mott' and jinna Maria Roh had 

2234. Anna Mott*, unmarried, d. . 2237. Mary Mott*, unmarried. 

2235. Elizabeth Mott*, unmarried. 2238. Edward Mott*, 6. April 27, 1S51, d. 

2236. Rettib Roh Mott*, unmarried, d. April 27, 1S52. 

December 24, 1898, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2204. Mary Moore Mott' (Elizabeth Sarah Moore', m. William Beckett 
Mott, SamueP, Capt John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Fred- 
erick Churchill. 

Frederick Churchill served in the Mexican War as Commissary and Quar- 
termaster, with the rank of Major, of Gen. Lane's Indiana Division, with head- 
quarters at Pueblo, Mexico. 

Mary Moore Mott' and Frederick Churchill had 




jj Elizabeth Sarah Ann Churchill*, 
/>. April 21, 1834, Cincinnati, O. , m. 
May 15, 1856, Edward Franklin 
Spencer Benham, d. September 14, 
1832, Watertown, Ct. [2243] 
William Mott Churchill*, i. Feb- 
ruary 27, 1S36, Cincinnati, O., m. 
Carrie Frazier, Cincinnati, O.; hed. 
January 4, 1858; no children. 


II Caroline Laura Churchill*, 6. 
February 10, 1838, Cincinnati, O., 
m. October 30, 1856, Albert Healy; 
Adrian, Michigan. [2246] 

Frederick Augustus Churchill*, 
b. August 24, 1S40, fi?. July 24, 1841, 
Cincinnati, O. 

2239. Elizabeth Sarah Ann Churchiir (Mary Moore Mott', m. 
Frederick Churchill, Elizabeth Sarah Moore^ m. William Beckett Mott, Samuel^ 
Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and EdWard Franklin 
Spencer "Benham had 

2243. Mary ChurchillBenham', b. Janu- 

ary 14, 1858; Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2244. Lina Benham'', b. September 26, 1861 ; 

Adrian, Michigan. 

2245, Frederick Churchill Benham', 
b. June 20, 1869; Dayton, Ohio. 

2241. Caroline Laura ChurchilP (Mary Moore Mott', m. Frederick 
Churchill, Elizabeth Sarah Moore^ m. William Beckett Mott, Samuel', Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and A Ibert Healp had 

2246. Herbert Healy', b. January 23, I 2247. 

Herbert Healy', b. January 23, 
1858; Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Frederick Churchill Healy', b. 
February 28, 1859; Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2205. Jane MarRrina Mott' (Elizabeth Sarah Moore«, m. William 
Beckett Mott, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Samuel Schober' (Frederick', Wilhelm Ignatz'). 

Samuel Schober' was the son of Frederick', born 1783, died 1868, who came 
to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1805, and his wife, Catharine Knorr, born 1774, died 1846, 


the widow of John Foering^ the grandson of Wilhelm Ignatz', of Wurtemberg, 
and his wife, Anna Mary Jaken. 

Jane M arkrina Mott' and Samuel Schober had 

2248. II Frederick ScHOBER^ 6. October 6, 

1841, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2249. ISADORB Schobbr', b. August 9, 

1843, d. May 21, 1845, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

2250. Orvii<i,E SCHOBER^ b. November 18, 

1845, unmarried, d. December 29, 
1872, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2251. Marion Rosalie Schober*, b. Octo- 

ber 15, 1847, d. December 4, 1848, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

2252. IIEuGENE Clarence Schober', 6. 

February 8, 1850, m. October 31, 
1872, Minerva Catharine Hartzell, 
b. October 3, 1854; he d. February 
18, 1883. [2254] 

2253. Samuel Markrina Schober', b. 

December 25, 1853, '^- July 26, 1854, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

2248. Frederick Schober* (Jane Markrina Mott', m. Samuel Schober, 
Elizabeth Sarah Moore^ m. William Beckett Mott, Samuel^ Capt. John*, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') 

Frederick Schober' was graduated at the Central High School of Philadel- 
phia. He entered the Engineer Corps of the United States Navy, June 23, 1863; 
1863-64-65 United States Steamship Niagara, Commodore Thomas T. Craven, spe- 
cial service cruising in North Atlantic after privateers — Capture "Georgia" — Rebel 
ram ' 'Stonewall' ' affair at Ferrol and Corunna — Belem-Fort at Lisbon, chase of 
the Chesapeake; 1866-67 United States Steamship Rhode Island, Capt. D. McN. 
Fairfax; home squadron, James M. Palmer, commanding; 1867-68 Naval Station, 
League Island; 1868-69 United States Steamship Saginaw, Capt. R. W. Meade; 
Alaska exploring expedition; 1869-70 United States Steamship Pensacola, Capt. 
Geo. Preble; Pacific Squadron, Admiral Thomas Turner; Coast of Mexico and Puget 
Sound; 1870-71 United States Steamship Resaca, Capt. Lewis, Pacific Squadron; 
South America and South Sea Islands. 1871-72, United States Steamship Resaca, 
Capt. Nathaniel Green, Pacific Squadron; Darien Ship Canal expedition, Capt. 
ThomasO. Selfridge, commanding; 1S72, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Depart- 
ment of Engineering; 1873, June 3, resigned; 1877, Private, Grand Army Battalion 
Twenty-First Regiment National Guards Pennsylvania, Col. Robert L. Orr, 
during railroad riots, not called into service ; 1892-95, Chief Clerk, Auditor-Gen- 
eral's Department, Harrisburg, Pa., during the term of Gen. D. McM. Gregg. 
Occupation, Engineer and Contractor. He is the author of the Mott, Moore, 
Schober, Foering and Wayne genealogies, is a member of the Loyal Legion and 
the Grand Army of the Republic. 

2252. Eugene Clarence Schober" (Jane Markrina Mott', m. Samuel 
Schober, Elizabeth Sarah Moore^ m. WiUiam Beckett Mott, SamueP, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel^ Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and J\linerV a Catharine Hartzell 


2254. Eugene Clarence Schober', b. 

July 10, 1873, d. March 23, 1874. 

2255. Mary Minerva Schober', b. De- 

cember 22, 1875, d. March 22, 1877. 

2256. Maud Schober', b. July 8, 1877, d. 
July 12, 1877. 

2206. Martha Moore Mott' (Elizabeth Sarah Moore', m. William Beck- 
ett Mott, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') and 
Albert R. Foering* (Christian Frederick', John', Christian Frederick'). 



Albert R. Foering' was the son of Christian Frederick,' born February lo, 
1799, and Rachel Ross, born 1797, daughter of Captain Ross, of Southwark, 
Philadelphia, the grandson of John Foering^ born about 1773, probably at New 
York, where his father was pastor of a Reformed Dutch Church, from March 21, 
1772, until August 1775, and Catharine Knorr, born 1774 at Philadelphia, the 
great-grandson of Rev, ChristianFrederick', born about 1736 at Hanover, Germany, 
who came to New York with his mother, about 1743 and married, November 4, 
1769, Margaret Miller, Germantown, Pa. He removed to Millstone, N. J., as 
indicated by the following : 

In the fall of 1774, the consistory renewed their invitation to Mr. Foering, 
and he accepted in the early part of October, 1774, and moved the following month. 
He states in a letter that the low Dutch language was rapidly passing away in 
Millstone, and that he was called to preach altogether in English. During the 
first eighteen months of his ministry, which brings us down to the Declaration of 
Independence, eighteen persons united with the church on profession of their 
faith; during the next three years down to his death, not a single one. The 
excitement, the party strife, and the frequent proximity of the armies seriously 
interfered with the religious services.* 

In the fall of 1778, after the battle of Freehold, Washington took up his 
winter quarters again at Middlebrook. About this time, Mr. Foering preached 
a very patriotic sermon, which led to the formation of a company from his con- 
gregation. The British sent out a party to capture him, so as to prevent his 
efforts among his people. But, although sick in bed at the time, by his wife's 
help he started for a place of safety, probably to Washington's camp, and his 
wife returned into the house to her three children, the oldest but eight years of 
age. "In a very short time the enemy came up, and in their search for one, 
whom they stigmatized as 'that rebel Foering,' thrust their swords through every 
bed in the house." Mr. Foering leaving home sick and subjected to exposure in 
his flight, took a heavy cold, from which consumption resulted, and March 29, 
1779, the first pastor of this church breathed his last. His body was deposited 
under the church in front of the sacred desk whence had issued the kindred 
lessons of religion and liberty, and his dust yet reposes beneath the second edifice. 
The congregation knew not where to look for another minister when a refugee 
preacher, Solomon Froeligh, appeared in their midst in the spring of 1780, one 
year after Mr. Foering's death. t 

"It was on this month, or possibly on a similar one in December of the 
same year, as the Army of liberty passed the parsonage (at Millstone), half 
clothed, unshod, and in want of food, that the patriotic Foering, collecting all the 
stores of his house, it being moreover, just after baking-time, and cutting the food 
into convenient portions, distributed them, as far as they would go, to the weary 
and hungry soldiers as they hurried on their way. On one of these occasions, as 
the army passed, they encamped for the night in the field directly south of the 
present parsonage, Washington himself sleeping in the northwest corner of the 
present homestead of John Van Doren."J 

Martha Moore Mott' and Albert 2^.. Foering had§ 

Church of the Incarnation, Frank 
R. Stevenson; she d. 1897. 

2260. Mary Jane Marerina Foering^, 
b. 1853, Philadelphia, Pa., d. . 

2261. ALBERT Frederick Alphonso 
Foering^ *. 1859, Philadelphia, 
Pa., d. . 

2257. Samuei, DeWees Patterson Foer- 

ing', b. October 18, 1846, unmar- 
ried, d. March 23, 1871, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

2258. Sallie Ann Foering', b. 1848, 

Philadelphia, Pa., d. . 

2259. Amanda Ei,i,a Foering', b. 1851, 

Philadelphia, Pa., m. by Rev. Jo- 
seph D. Newlin, Rector of the 

* Snail's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, N. J., 790. 
t Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, N. J. 

i Quoted in Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, N. T., from Historical Discourse Centen. 
nial Anniversary of the Reformed Dutch Church of Millstone, N. J., by Rev. E. T. Corwin, D.D., 1866. ' 
g Foering Genealogy by Capt. Frederick Schober, The American Genealogist I, 5, 166. ' 


21 16. Ann Moore" (SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Thomas Kellei/' (Maj. John*, Thomas', Thomas', Thomas'). 

Thomas Kelley was a merchant at Miltonville, Ohio, in 1832. After the 
death of Ann Moore he married again. 

Ann Moore" and Thomas Kelley had 

2262. Thomas Keuby', unmarried; lived 

in northern Indiana. 

2263. Rbv. Br. Samubl Kei,i.Ev', m. 

Parrot; Grand Prairie, Ind. 

2264. II Sarah KKHEy', b. at Philadelphia, 

Pa., m. Charles D. Black, Esq.; 
Louisville, Ky. (2266) 

2265. 1|Dr. John Kehey', b. 1818, a week 
previous to his mother's death, m. 
Cora Penn, New Orleans, a de- 
scendant of William Penn; he d. 
in New Orleans. (2266a) 

2264. Sarah Kelley' (Ann Moore", m. Thomas Kelley, Samuel', Capt. 
John', Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Charles D. Black 

Sarah Kelley was educated at Cincinnati, Ohio. After the death of her 
mother and the remarriage of her father she removed to l,ouisville, Ky. , where 
she married Charles D. Black, a merchant. Her husband died after a few years. 

Sarah Kelley and Charles D. "Black had 

2266. Charles Anna Black^. 

2265. Dr. John Kelley' (Ann Moore", m. Thomas Kelley, Samuel", Capt. 
John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Cora Penn. 

Dr. John Kelley' studied law and was admitted to practice in the Supreme 
Court; he died young with consumption*. 

Dr. John Kelley' and Cora Penn had 
2266a. Kelley^ | 2266*. Kehey'. • 

2117. Martha Moore" (SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John'). 

Martha Moore" never married, although from letters still extant she had 
abundant ofEers. She occupied a large place in the social life of Easton. She was 
a woman of wealth and had large holdings of real estate, as shown in the Record- 
er' s office. lyate in life she lost all through the machinations of supposed friends. 

The attached letter gives an idea of the simplicity of life one hundred years 
ago, and shows the pleasant relations existing between the members of the English 
colony at the Forks of the Delaware : 

Easton, September 30, 1815. 
Dear Patty : 

I write to you by the command of my Mistress to request that you will have the good- 
ness to purchase for her two or three pieces of brown or half-bleached towelling, and have them 
put up with your goods to be sent to Easton. She priced them, as we passed through the City 
three weeks ago, at several shops, and was asked eleven pence a yard. I suppose you will 
have no difficulty in finding some, but Susan recollects particularly that they saw it at a shop 
of a Mrs. Warner in Third Street between Market and Chestnut. I enclose a twenty-dollar 
bank note; and if it should not be enough will pay you the residue upon your rettim. But the 
devil is in it, if twenty dollars worth of towelling at eleven pence a yard will not be enough for 
the old Lady. 

We have returned from our excursion, sound and in good condition, all the bumps and 
jolts and lee-lurches over stones and in mud holes amongst the mountains and in the plains 

* From letters of Rebecca Moore Kelley. 


notwithstanding. I expected a magnificent kiss from you on my return and am much 
disappointed to be obliged to wait for it until you come home, when I think you might give 
me two to pay me for the wear and tear of patience. Make my cordial salutations if you please 
to your amiable cousin Sarah ; and tell her I am very much her admirer, and if I was a younger 
man should aspire to be something more. 

I have not seen since my return, and cannot therefore console you in the 

lingering hours of absence by assuring you of his health and bloom and all that. Indeed we 
have so great an interest in the impatience to see him which will doubtless bring you the 
sooner back to Easton, that I should be malicious enough to preserve a profound silence about 
him even were it in my power to administer the aforesaid consolation to you — for although 
you love him, we love you and are content, since it must be so, to owe your speedy return to 
any inducement, however little it may flatter ourselves. So come quickly. Dear Patty. I have 
no doubt that he is prodigiously impatient to see and to embrace you, and to exchange with 
you those tender vows and fascinating endearments which have so embellished the last ten or 
a dozen years of your mutual affection; and which I suppose you are afraid will vanish as the 
honey-moon wanes and are therefore determined that the sweet season of courtship shall be 

Adieu — I too love you dearly — and am, with equal devotion if not with equal ardour. 
Dear Patty, 

Your mo. ob. servt. 
Miss Patty Moore. S. Sitgreaves.* 

N. B. — The old I,ady says, I am mad, and that ten dollars will be enough to send you — 
so ten dollars it is — Good Night Patty — go to bed soon — keep good hours and you will be sure 
to dream of those you love best. Late hours are terrible murderers of pleasant dreams — and 
when you shall have lived long enough to discover that dreams are always pleasanter than the 
realities of this scurvy existence of ours you will think it good economy to make as much of 
your dreams as you possibly can. So Good Night, Patty ! 

Miss Patty Moore at Mr. John Moore's, Race Street, three doors above Seventh Street, 
North Side, Philadelphia. 

Mr. Jno. Cox. 

2118. Samuel Moore' (Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", 
Rev. John') and Elizabeth Barnes Wamslet;' (James'). 

^^ yy^^^.^ twas the only son in a family of nine children. The fol- 
V» «<y ut^^</'C U> lowing notice (details have been added by the compiler) 
■ appeared in the Easton papers at the time of his death; the 
writer was Reuben Kolb, Ksq. : The venerable Samuel 
Moore departed this life at his residence on Spring Garden Street, below Second, 
last Monday evening, surrounded by his family, who had gathered about his bed- 
side tearfully awaiting his dissolution. Mr. Moore was the oldest native resident 
of Easton, having been born on September 28, 1794, in the old stone houset still 
standing on the south side of Northampton Street, near the Delaware bridge, § and 
was a frequent looker-on when the builders were constructing that ancient struc- 
ture, which now gives passenger communication across the Delaware. His father 
was Samuel Moore, who moved here from Trenton, N. J., in 1782. At that time 
nearly all the population of Easton was of German descent, and among the first 
English settlers who followed were the Greens, Reeders and Howells. Born when 
Washington was yet President, when Pennsylvania was largely a wilderness and 
Easton was scarcely more than a village, Mr. Moore had lived to cast seventeen 
Presidential votes, to see his native State increase from half a million to near four 
million souls, and his birthplace of 150 houses and a population of 800 to grow to 

* Hon. Samuel Sitgreaves, 6. in Philadelphia, Pa., March i6, 1764, received a classical education, was admitted 
to the bar 1783, removed to Easton 1786, practiced law at Easton 1786-1827, member of Pennsylvania Constitu- 
tional Convention 1790, Member of Congress 1794-1798, champion of Washington in the matter of Jay Treaty, 
Commissioner to England under the Jay Treaty 1800, President of Easton Bank 1815-27, Trustee of I^afayette 
College 1826-7, m. i. Maria Angelina Kemper, 2. Francinia Allibone, Philadelphia, Pa., and died April 4, 1827. 
He was the son of William^, d. December 14, 1726, and Susanna Deshon, of Boston, Mass., and the grandson of 
1 Sitgreaves who came to Philadelphia in 1729. 

f From a postal card, dated January 10, 1883, when in his 89th year. 

t Half has been torn down, 1893 ; the flood of October, 1903, undermined the foundation and the remaining 
half has been ordered to be removed. 

§ Replaced by a cantilever bridge, 1895. 


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over fifteen times its size. Easton then held but one church, now there are sev- 
enteen. The Academy* on the hill on Second Street, which has given foundation 
for education to so many thousands of pupils, was then just building. No bridges 
crossed the Delaware or Lehigh, the post-ofi&ce had just been established, and the 
first newspaper and printing ofiSce was making first strides towards a livelihood, 
under Jacob Weygandt. 

Mr. Moore received his education at a subscription school in Easton, and 
later at a boarding school in Philadelphia, at Third and Market Streets. The 
following letter to his sister Mary from the city at that time, now in the possession 
of Capt Frederick Schober, of Philadelphia, will illustrate his advance at the age 
of thirteen : 

PHII,ADE1,PHIA August I2th 1808 
Dbar SiSTBR — I received your letter and am sorry of my not writing but you must excuse 
me I like the city very much and there is no appearance of the yellow Fever but I am very 
much in want of a pair of shoes I have not got scarcely any to wear William Potts comes here 
every night he is well and still continues at the jewellery business William received the money 
but it wa« not thought of I am very sorry to hear that uncle benjamin and his wife is sick but 
I hope he will recover tell him that nobody come for screws he sent down with my respects to 
all enquiring friends and relations Mary Moore 

Samuel Moore Excuse my scratching 

A reading book is in the possession of his nephew, Augustus Kellogg 
Moore, of New York. On the title-page is the name, Samuel Moore, 180-. 
This was one of his school books : ' ' I^essons in Elocution or a Selection 
of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the Improvement of Youth in Reading and 
Speaking." By William Scott. The Seventh American Edition. To Which Are 
Prefixed, Elements of Gesture, Illustrated by Four Elegant Copper-Plates ; and 
rules for expressing, with propriety, the various passions and emotions of the mind. 
Wihnington : Printed and sold by Peter Brynberg, M,D,CC,XCVII. 

Mr. Moore, in 1812, began business life as an apprentice to Thomas J. 
Rogers, who published the Northampton Farmer, a small sheet, " in a one-story 
boarded log house on Northampton Street, between Second and Third." George 
Deshler bought out this establishment in 18 15, and took young Moore into a 
partnership, which was maintained for two years. They issued the Spirit of 
Pennsylvania. The following notice is taken from the Spirit of Pennsylvania, 
Friday, February 20, i8i8:t 


Those persons who are yet indebted to the late firm of 

Deshler & Moore 

either for subscription or advertising are earnestly requested to make payment. It is necessary 

that the affairs of the firm be speedily adjusted and settled. Those accounts, therefore, which 

remain unsettled on the ist day of March next, will be put in proper hands for collection. 

Samuel Moore 
Feb. 20. Geo. W. Deshler. 

He early gained a degree of patriotism, and his blood frequently boiled 
with the fire of youth in hearing of the deeds of valor of revolutionary times. 
Thus it was that he became a ready volunteer when his country needed aid in the 
War of 1812. When the news reached Easton that the British had taken Wash- 
ington, he was in the crowd which formed a citizens' meeting at the corner of 
Fourth and Northampton Streets, and was filled with a desire to take part in the 
strife. Hence, when, on the next day, a crier called for volunteers to form a rifle 
company, under Captain Abraham Horn, he filed into line behind the fife and 

* The Union Academy. The new High School now occupies the site. 

t A copy of this paper was presented to the compiler by Mr. Charles Davis, Easton, Pa. 



drum and began a soldier's life, serving as Second Sergeant. The company was 
presented with a flag by Miss Beidelman, and then, on September 28, 1814, began 
its march for Philadelphia. A tag attached to the flag bears the following record : 

This flag was presented by Miss Rosanna Beidelman on behalf of the ladies of Easton, 
to Capt. Abraham Horn's Company of Volunteer Riflemen, 1st Co. ist Regt. Colonel Hum- 
phrey's in September 1814, immediately after the burning of Washington City with this address— 
"Under this flag march to glory." The Ensign replied " I will mam," not " I he's the man," 
as stated in the " History of the Lehigh Valley." It was subsequently voted at a general meet- 
ing of the members of the Company, called for the purpose, to deposit the flag in The Easton 
Library in honor and remembrance of the patriotic donors. S. Moore. 

The flag which is deposited in the Easton Library is ninety-seven inches 
in length and fifty-five in breadth. The material throughout is heavy silk. The 
stripes are sewed over and over. The stars are sewed one on each side, so that 
both sides of the flag present the same appearance. The fly is indigo-blue in 
color and has upon it thirteen eight-pointed stars, each seven inches across from 
point to point. Twelve of the stars are arranged in a circle; the thirteenth is placed 
in the centre. The circumference of the circle passing through the centres of the 
stars has a diameter of forty inches. The stars are white. The union is made 
of thirteen stripes of silk, alternately red and white. There are seven red and 
six white stripes. The length of the stripes coincides with the length of the union. 
The dimensions of the union are thirty-four by twenty-eight inches. The whole 
is mounted upon a pole having a brass spear at its top. 

The red has faded out almost entirely; the blue remains as when first 
colored. The silk has become very rotten, and unless laid away in a safer place 
will soon go to pieces. 

The War of 18 12 was fought under the flag of fifteen stars and fifteen 

The following letter was written from camp in 1814 : 

Phii,adbi.phia, October 31st, 1814. 
DEAR Sister : 

My fears are at length verified — we are obliged to march to Camp Dupont on Wednes- 
day morning next, which is said to be a healthy part of the country, well calculated and all 
prepared for our reception — the distance from this place is five and thirty miles — three days 
march. Heretofore, I placed but little confidence in the reports. In my last you will observe, 
however, my opinion of the present; it was so different and published in a manner through the 
camp that I could not forbear giving my real opinion, which has proved to be correct. I have 
however to regret stating to you even the truth, as, no doubt, had I informed you we were to 
march one month ago, we would have taken our jaunt to Bristol — this I for speaking truth. 

Since my last we drummed a fellow out of the regiment for desertion— such was the 
sentence of the court-martial. The manner it was done was as follows: the regiment was 
formed in double files, the rear ranks moved back ten paces, the prisoner was brought up with 
a file of men consisting of six, with sergeant Horn as commander of the guard, the rifles of the 
guard crossed in front and rear. On passing between the files, we came to a charge and the "Rogue's 
March," was beat by the music — through and in presence of at least one thousand men. Yester- 
day we had a burying of one of the militia men who was left in the Hospital, at the time of 
their marching from Camp. Our company was here again highly honored, with the prefer- 
ence given them by the colonel. Twelve of our men were ordered to take the right, which 
was done with the greatest of pleasure; on reviewing the corps we came to a "reverse arms" 
marched vrith the dead march to the grave and deposited the corpse from whence it sprung and 
fired eight rounds and returned to camp with a quick step; I volunteered on this occasion — no 
sermon was preached. 

Contrary to my wishes and expectations I have a^ain received my trunk, I had every- 
thing necessary here for the campaign without it, and will be obliged to leave it with some 

In yours, you stated something respecting Col. Horn, which be assured if taken from 
my letter was a great mistake as this was not the person I alluded to, it was Colonel Humphrey 
and not Horn that commanded the regiment at that time. Col. Horn has never had the com- 
mand since his arrival, and its my opinion if he had things would go much more regular. 

* The Pennsylvania Magazine of History, October 1895, J. "W. Moore. 


Therefore if such rejjorts, that is any injury to the reputation of him, please rectify the mistake, 
as nothing can be said in truth to the disgrace of the Lieutenant Colonel. This afternoon at 
two o'clock we came to the City for our knives and Hatchets and also for our Powder Horns; if 
we march, which there is now no doubt but that we shall, I shall write immediately after our 
arrival at camp Dupont. If you come to the City let me know and I shall endeavor to get a 
furlo; for the purpose of coming to the City and going to Bristol. 

I have been again promoted, to 2d Sergeant, our company is all well. You must excuse 
me with these few lines, as I have been filling up muster rolls and inspection rolls these three 
days, so that it tires me to write — we expect to draw two months pay tomorrow, and we will 
alio be inspected. 

My compliments to (all well) Euphoemia, my friends and acquaintance; tell 
Euphoemia her relations are all in perfect health and that I have not yet received any letter 
from either her or Abigail or Abijah. 

Your affectionate 

S. Moore. 
N. B. I shall write tomorrow to Sarah if possible. 

till Dupont appears. 

His discharge is preserved in the War Department at Washington. The 
following is a copy : 

Camp Boileau Deer. 5th, 1814. 
I certify that Samuel Moore, second Sergeant of the First Company, First Regiment of 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Riflemen, Commanded by Colonel Thomas Humphreys has served a 
Tour of Three Months in my Company and is, hereby, by me 

honorably discharged, 

Abm. Horn 

Captn sd Compy. 

In 1815 the prominent young men of the town organized a social body 
called "The Ugly Club." The requirements for admission were so made that 
the pain of rejection was palliated by the report of the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. A special committee was appointed to examine the applicant and if he 
was not desired they reported "that he was not ugly enough." The Club was 
organized December 15, 1815, and exercised great influence in the social life of 
the town as is indicated by the correspondence in the newspaper by those who 
were not invited to the Club's balls. At a meeting held January 8th, 1816, to 
commemorate the battle of New Orleans, Samuel Moore proposed the toast ' 'The 
Joints of a Nelson dislocated by the superior skill of a Decatur." His name 
then disappears until December 15, 1820 when a member proposed the following 
toast: — "Samuel Moore, one of our fraternity — Though separated from us by the 
prairies of the West, the wilds of Nature have not severed our affections." He 
was present again June 21, 1822 at which meeting it is "Resolved, That a 
certificate of 'honorary membership' be given to Samuel Moore in consequence 
of his leaving his place of Nativity, the Borough of Easton." 

In 1 8 18 Mr. Moore and his sister Martha crossed the mountains of 
Pennsylvania on horseback and settled in Cincinnati, then a small town, where 
he remained four years. On his way to the West he wrote the following letter 
to Dr. Edmund Porter. There is evidence in old copies of the Spirit of 
Pennsylvania that he acted as I<egislative correspondent for that paper. 

HarrisburG, January 25th, i8l8. 
Dbar Sir : 

Since my arrival in this place I have had an opportunity of visiting the senate and 
house of Representatives, and have heard considerable debating, tho' not any lengjthy 
speeches; to speak truth there are no speakers in the H. equal to Ross or Sitgreaves. Stewart, 
Douglass and Kelley are the principal on our side, Leile, Slaymaker &c on the opposition, tho' 
their influence does not extend beyond the bounds of party. Several important bills have 
lately been brought forward; one to tax the U. S. Bank, excited considerable interest, 
another to appropriate a specified sum (250,000$) for the erection of a state capital. This bill 


was originally brought forward by Dr. Leile, but owing to some defects, was submitted to a 
committee of one member from each county. A bill has also been reported for the erection of 
a new state prison, which it is thought will supercede the building of the capital. I board 
with Mr. Schock, at the same place with Leile, Lowry, Marks, Christie, French & Dyer — 
divided in politics. We have been much amused here with the appearance of several 
Chickasaw Indians in their natural uniform, Wm. Colbett, and Michal Leile, so that you may 
suppose that our idle hours are not altogether lost. Findley is overrun with the numerous 
ofBce holders and office hunters, which renders his situation by no means an enviable one. 
Rotation is the cry, but little practised, so far as you will perceive by the appointments already 
made. Colbett's business here is to obtain a law, or the passage of one, to relieve him of a 
fine of 5000 dollars, for a libel on Dr. Ruth — it is supposed the money will have to be paid with 
interest for about 15 years. Do please to request sister Sarah to forward my boots & shoes 
(packed up) by the Lancaster mail to Lancaster — entered on the way bill & pay the costs to 
L. so that I can send our coachee driver to the stage office at L. Excuse the shortness of this 
epistle, but expect to hear from me again occasionally. Write soon. My compliments &c. 
Past II — Good night. 

Yours in haste 

Saml Moore. 

P. S. How comes on your Election for Congress — let us hear every tittle of the news 
afloat. My candidate is here. I shall vote by proxy if F. J. R. is the candidate, he is quite a 
worthy member. 


At Harrisburg he worked at the same case with Simon Cameron and later 
watched with great interest the successful business and political career of General 
Cameron. The journey took a month, and when they reached their destination 
a great sorrow awaited them. The daughter of Ann Moore Kelley tells the story 
in a letter to her Aunt Abigail, dated August ist, 1857 : "I recollect after we 
had been out here some two or three years that Uncle Samuel and Aunt Martha 
came out to see us, little dreaming of the sad blow that awaited them in the death 
of a loved sister. They little thought that they would never meet again when 
they parted in their native home. My father met them at the gate and they saw 
his tears. They knew something was the matter. After he had told them of his 
sad loss Aunt Martha fainted. They carried her into the house and put her on a 
bed. Oh ! that was a fearful blow for us children but He who ' tempers the wind 
to the shorn lamb ' took us under his kind care and we found many friends and 
yet at the time we thought it hard to lose so devoted a parent. 'Tis true we had 
our trials, but who has not? but God blessed us, and we made many friends and 
kept them. Although we were blessed with plenty, and although we lived in 
perfect harmony, having everything almost of this world's goods to make us con- 
tented, still there was a void left in our midst which nothing could ever fill when 
our mother, our best friend, good counsellor, and bright example of all the 
virtues that adorn the female character, was taken from us and from all who loved 
her to a better and a happier home. ' ' 

Upon his departure to the West the following action was taken by the guards : 

At a meeting of the Guards on the 21st. Febr. i8i8 on motion Resolved that the thanks 
of the Easton Guards be tendered (thro' the Seal) to the late Ensign Samuel Moore for his 
soldierly and Gentlemanly conduct while holding said command and that he be admitted an 
honorary member of the Corps. 

A true extract from the Record. 

Peter S. Michler, Seer. 

On October 31, 1818, he bought of John Cummins and his wife, Alice, of 
Batavia, Ohio, lot No. iii (S A Y) on the plot of the town of Batavia. The 
indenture is witnessed by George Hunt and Thomas Kelley; the latter was a 
brother-in-law. He then recrossed the mountains in the slow conveyances of 
that time and spent several years in thirteen different states going as far south 
as South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. He then returned to Easton. 


In 1824 he went with the Union guards to Philadelphia and took part in 
the reception to General I,afayette, and while there shook hands with the distin- 
guished Frenchman — an incident he well remembered and always referred to with 
pride, being just thirty years of age on that day. 

On March 5th, 1825, he and William Beckett Mott went to Savannah, in 
company with a man by the name of Coe, to improve the working of the ochre 
mines of Edward Mott, and to farm part of the tract of land to help pay expenses. 
Mr. Mott remained but a short time and then returned to Philadelphia. The 
venture failed, owing to want of means to get the ore to market. Coe cleaned 
out the whole business and escaped to parts unknown, and Samuel Moore went to 

Before 1832 he was connected with the Belvidere Apollo. 

January 29, 1836, Governor Ritner appointed him Clerk of the Court of 
General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and Clerk of the Court of Oyer and Ter- 
miner and Jail Delivery, for Northampton County. January 8, 1839, he was re- 
appointed. At that time Judges John Banks, Daniel Wagner and John Cooper 
were on the bench ; Rev. J. N. Brobst was recorder, Joseph Weaver, register, 
Hiram Yard, sherifE and Andrew H. Reeder, treasurer. 

In 1837 he was one of the founders of a Society, which did much good in 
Easton, for many years. This copy of a letter in the possession of Augustus K. 
Moore, New York, tells the story in his own words : 

Easton, Feb. i, 1880. 
Mv DEAR Son : 

I am much obliged to you for the present of the box you sent, and in return, if you visit 
us on the 22d. Feb. (my mother's birth day) I will return the compliment, by the gift of a 
handsome gold headed cane, presented to me by "The Northampton Beneficial Society of the 
Borough of Easton" of which I was one of the founders and was elected Secretary for thirty 
eight years in succession ; which expended forty thousand dollars and over for weekly benefits 
of f 3 pr. week in sickness of members and funeral expenses. Now, I desire you to take good 
care of it, and hand it down to the oldest son of your family and his successors, to the end of 
time, together with this letter. I am now in my eighty sixth year and cannot expect to remain 
much longer altho' my general health is excellent but my legs are giving out and I am advised 
by Dr. Green* to exercise them every day by taking a walk of two or three squares each day, 
three times. I have found great relief from the prescription and will continue it as long as I 
can walk. Anna is with us, Mr. Doty being out West hunting a place to settle. We are all 
well. Yours &c. 

S. Moore. 

December 17, 1839, he entered into a partnership with Mott, Schober & 
Co., Importers and Dealers in China, Glass and Queensware, of Philadelphia. 
E. T. Mott was a nephew and Samuel Schober married a niece. The firm name 
was S. Moore & Co. ; the business which was entirely wholesale was first located 
on East Northampton Street. October i, 1851, the firm dissolved and the busi- 
ness was carried on by S. Moore alone, being now both wholesale and retail. The 
store and storehouse were on the lot extending from Northampton to Pine Street, 
now occupied by Abie's Opera House. The firm of Mott & Schober continued 
for many years, at length changing to Edward T. Mott, and unfortunately in 
1857, was one of the first to go under in the frightful panic of that year, with lia- 
bilities of over a quarter of a million dollars. Samuel Moore was on the Philadel- 
phia firm's paper for a very large sum and the Easton business was closed out in 


In 1845 he took a part in the temperance agitation and became a Son of 
Temperance, February 27th. 

* Dr. Traill Green, his cousin. 


April 5, 1849, the agitation, started and continued by Dr. Traill Green, re- 
sulted in the establishment of the Easton Cemetery Company. Samuel Moore 
was a charter member. 

At a meeting of the Town Council of the Borough of Easton held at their Hall the First 
day of July A.D. 1853 Samuel Moore was duly elected a member of the said Town Council to 
fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Jefferson K. Heckman to serve until the next an- 
nual meeting. 

First day of July A.D. 1853. Ph. Johnson 

Town Clerk. 

The year 1855 was an eventful one for the Masonic Fraternity in Pennsyl- 
vania. The great Temple on Chestnut Street was dedicated and Samuel Moore 
took a part in the exercises. It was at this time that Edmund Porter, his 
nephew, presented him with a silver-headed cane. Old Independence Hall in 
Philadelphia had just passed through the hands of the "restorers" and a piece of 
the wood of the original building was made into canes. The cane is a part of 
the old wood. On the silver head is the following inscription : "Presented to 
Samuel Moore by Edmund Porter, September 26th, 1855." On four panels on 
the sides of the head are the words, one in each panel, "Virtue Liberty And 
Independence." This cane which was highly prized by him, on account of its 
many suggestions of his family, his Society, and the early history of his country, 
was presented by him to his son James W. Moore'. 

April 27, 1859 he was commissioned Justice of the Peace for Bushkill 
Ward by Governor W. F. Parker, April 14, 1864 by Governor A. G. Curtin, 
April 14, 1869 by Governor J. W. Geary, and April 14, 1874 by Governor J. F. 
Hartranft. He held the office for twenty years, retiring in 1879 with the full con- 
fidence of the entire community. 

He was Chief Burgess of his native town for four years, during the 
troublous period of the Civil War, and had the support of the best people in the 

He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and of the order of Odd 
Fellows. He was an earnest advocate and friend of the Public School System 
and used his influence in its development. 

Augustus K. Moore, of New York, has a copy of the Northampton Whig, 
of Tuesday, December 4, 1832, containing the following notice ; 

Married— At Asbury, on Tuesday last, by the Rev. Mr. Castner, Mr. Samuel Moore, 
printer, of this place, to Miss Elizabeth Warmsley, of Mansfield tsp. Warren County, N. J. 

His successes and the confidence imposed in him he has always attributed 
to the good influences of this faithful. Christian woman, who, for over fifty years, 
has been his constant companion, the sharer of his joys and sorrow, the great 
help of his life. The Free Press readers will remember the interesting account 
of their golden wedding, pubUshed some months ago in these columns. This 
death is the first in the family for forty years, and it was the result of the gradual 
giving away of the system. In his illness he was patient, submissive, meek. On 
Friday last he lay down to sleep and so rested with scarcely a movement until 
summoned into the presence of his Maker. He was liberal and progressive in 
everything— in politics a Whig and later a Republican; he believed in the Father- 
hood of God and knew that a father loves his children and is just. He claimed 
individual freedom of interpretation of the Scriptures. His family, in America, 
was founded in 1642 by an "Independent" minister, some of whose descendants 
became prominent in the Episcopal Church, others in the Presbyterian, some Old 


School, some New School. His mother had a pew in each of the three churches 
in Easton, Presbyterian, IvUtheran and Episcopal. He joined no church until 
late in life and then cast his lot with the Methodist Episcopal. His wife was the 
daughter of a member of the Church of England, who became a Methodist, a 
granddaughter of one of the founders of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in 
Warren County, New Jersey, and the niece of a celebrated Methodist 
preacher, known from New York to Virginia, the Rev. John Potts. These were 
all Quakers originally, who later took an active part in the movement inaugurated 
by John Wesley. He says "to this denomination am I indebted for the change 
in my course of life. " He became a trustee of the Church and forwarded its 
interests, caring nothing for the slurs cast upon him, for he himself had been 
"violent in my (his) opposition to this sect." 

In his home-life he was a model father. He used to tell us of the difference 
between the latter days and the old ones ; how drinking was the habit of every one ; 
how liquor was kept on the sideboard at which visitors were expected to partake ; 
how a refusal was regarded as an insult ; how the stately men and women of those 
days danced the minuet ; he would illustrate to his children, by going through 
the dance, and to his grandchildren, even after he was over seventy-five. He was 
filled with the history of the past and his children were familiar with the details 
of the Revolution of 1812-1814 and the Mexican War. Later he was intensely 
interested in the Civil War. The wars of Napoleon were familiar to us, for he 
was conversant with them, being a contemporary. When he took us on his knee, 
he thrilled our youthful hearts with the deeds of daring of our ancestors and 
taught us a true patriotism which was not the gospel of selfishness but of altruism. 
The old revolutionary songs from Yankee Doodle through a list, a long one, were 
the hymns he sung to quiet us, leaving the religious ones to the sweeter and more 
musical voice of our mother. The children grew up and never knew the time 
when they learned history. On Sunday, the sweetest day in the whole week, 
when the writer was just able to reach up and take his little finger, at a certain 
time of day, we walked abroad ; the boy talked ; the father talked ; he pointed out 
the glories of our scenery ; we breathed the pure air, and the week was too long 
before the return of the next Sunday. A rainy day was a calamity which was 
truly wept over. 

During the childhood of the compiler a picture of George Washington and 
a companion picture of Martha Washington were shown to him by his mother on 
occasions of special goodness on his part. They were carefully wrapped in tissue 
paper and kept in a locked bureau drawer. They were given to Augustus Kel- 
logg Moore, "the eldest son of the eldest son," by Samuel Moore\ These pic- 
tures were in the family for years. Mr. Bradley, a dealer in old engravings in 
New York, gives the following description and comment. 

George Washington, Esq. Bust, head to left, oval, in a rectangle. Mezzotints. 
Height, ii^Vie inches. Width, lo inches. Wooley pinxit et sculpsit. Published at the 
Shakespeare Gallery, No. ii Park, N. York. Extremely rare. A copy of the Stuart head. 
Wooley engraved, in the same style, a portrait of Mrs. Washington as a companion print. 

There are only three or four other copies in existence — one in Philadelphia, 
perhaps three in Boston. 

The following letters written to his nephew, Frederick Schober, recall the 
stirring events of the Civil War. 


Easton, Penna., September 28, 1864. 
My Dear Nephew : 

This being my birth day, I have concluded to devote a portion of it in writing to you. 
I am this day " three score years and ten," the allotted age of man, having been born in the 
troublous days of the whiskey insurrection of Pennsylvania, and may perhaps die in the great 
rebellion. I sometimes think I have seen the best days of the republic. My father was born 
and reared near Trenton, N. J., was brought up on a farm, but subsequently learned the car- 
penter's trade. He belonged to a company of Minute Men in the Revolution, and was out fre- 
quently at the call of his commanders. He married and settled in this place in 1783, and in 
1794 was drafted, but provided a substitute, in consequence of my expected birth. In 1814 I 
volunteered, and served a tour of three months in the War of 1812. Thus you see I am an old 
soldier, the son of a soldier — but am sorry to say, that I have no representative in the army or 
navy to battle for our Union — but, thank God, other branches of the family have supplied the 
deficiency — and among them is my great-nephew, Frederick Schober, 3d Asst. Engineer. Now 
Fred, you have position, look up, work your way forward, obey all orders whether right or 
wrong in your estimation, be attentive and vigilant in the execution of your duties, and advance- 
ment is sure to follow. It is an honorable position, a stepping stone, and it depends upon you 
whether you go up or down. 

But I was ordered to write about the war and our elections. First, then the War is 
going on admirably and successfully. You have, doubtless, heard of the capture, by Admiral 
Farragut, ' ' lashed to the mast-head, ' ' of the Forts at Mobile, and his entering the inner harbour. 
General Sherman has captured Atlanta and General Sheridan has cleared Early out of the 
Shenandoah Valley, after two successful battles, in which he captured some twenty six guns, 
with caissons complete, and over six thousand prisoners, besides the killed and wounded. He 
is still in pursuit towards Lynchburg ; Early's army is said to be completely demoralized, scat- 
tered in every direction. We have the official accounts of the above battles ; they are true, and 
great rejoicing has taken place over them. Grant still has a tight grip on Petersburg and Rich- 
mond, and is being reinforced by thousands upon thousands, the draft being enforced in the 
Copperhead Counties and districts, where they would do nothing for their country, whilst the 
Republican districts have filled up their quotas by volunteering generally. Philadelphia is 
nearly out, or will be in a day or two. My good old native town has a surplus for three years, 
and the cities and towns generally have filled their quotas of the last call for five hundred 
thousand men. The deficiency is in the country Democratic districts. By reference to the 
map you will find the rebellion is now confined to a small space in comparison to what it was 
at its commencement. By the capture of Lj'nchburg, Va., the last remaining railroad for sup- 
plying the rebel army at Richmond will be cut off, and Richmond must fall, fall beyond all 
doubt ; it is a mere matter of time to save life ; Grant could capture the place at any time, at 
the sacrifice of thousands of lives, but will not do it. He will play Vicksburg over again. This 
is an excellent trait in his character. 

You will perhaps wonder who General Sheridan is. He was general of Cavalry and made 
several successful raids to and around the rebel arm3', near Richmond. After the defeat of 
General Wallace, the ill success of General Hunter and the dilatory movements of General 
Couch, who each commanded a department, and were independent of each other, General 
Grant came on from Richmond, and had the three consolidated, and placed Sheridan in full 
command. This cured the clashing and resulted in brilliant victories to our armies. He, like 
Grant and Sherman, is not like McClellan, who would gain a victory, squat down, and give the 
enemy time to recuperate and strengthen themselves ; No ! they strike, gain, strike again, 
pursue and strike, pursue, demoralize, or destroy their enemy. We have reports of Farragut's gun- 
boats passing the bar, or obstructions in the harbour of Mobile, having the city at his command, 
and that it had surrendered unconditionally, but this wants confirmation. I believe, however, 
it will soon take place, if it has not already. The enemy by the accounts in their papers, frorn 
the reports of officers and men taken prisoners, are very much depressed and say " that the re- 
bellion is played out." I suppose that you have heard of the arrival of your prize, the Georgia, 
in the United States. We thought you might probably be on board of her, but was not disap- 
pointed at your not being on hand. It is the universal opinion that she will be condemned ; if 
so why you, the "3d As" will come in for a share of the prize money ! Good for the Niagara, 
hope you will catch every piratical rebel craft on the ocean, and divide the spoil, and every 
good union " land lubber" would cry "good" and cheer you and fire big guns — [swivels are 
our big guns]— whilst the " Copper heads" would declare it " un-con-sti-tu-tion-al"; an instru- 
ment ninety nine out of every hundred never read. 

As to the election, our men are confident of success in the State, and talk of gains in 
Congress. They, the leaders, are working day and night. But you know this district is copper to 
the back bone, and we do not think of a change, yet we have meetings and speeches every night 
in the public Square, whilst the opposite party hold theirs at their head quarters. We keep in 
view the Presidential election, where every vote will count. The soldiers in camp will now be 
allowed to vote, of which, the great body will vote for Lincoln and Johnson. The Democrats 
were opposed to their voting and cast their ballots against them, at the election held in August 
for the purpose of deciding that question. We beat them by a large majority. A number of 
the states have amended their Constitutions in a similar manner ; N. Jersey, I believe, is the 
only State that repudiates its patriotic soldiery in this respect. This question'has strengthened 
the Union Party greatly. The Democratic platform goes for " an immediate suspension of hos- 
tilities," and nominated Gen. McClellan for President, who makes a platform for himself in his 
letter of acceptance, and Pendleton of Ohio, for Vice President, who was a peace man 'of the 


Vallandingham stripe, and voted in the last Congress against all and every measure for the sup- 
port of the war for putting down the rebellion. This combination of oil and water raised a 
beautiful quarrel in the ranks of the party, and several of the Peace party papers, came down 
on the General like an avalanche for a time, but at length knocked under ! Not so with the 
army, where McClellan possessed some popularity ; they declare that he is joined to their 
enemies and the foes of the Union, and will not support him. I have given you this outline of 
party affairs, which by the way, I am extremely sorry exists in our country at this time, a time 
of rebellion and war — without knowing your sentiments, but presume you as an officer under 
government will " stand by the flag," and further that you will, as I did when young, adopt, 
stick to, and carry out the patriotic sentiments of the gallant Commodore Decatur, in the War 
of 1812, [at which time parties were as bitter as they are now] which was — " Our Country — 
right or wrong." That is our country [union if you please] first, last, under all circumstances, 
and forever. There you have my sentiments in a nut shell — adopted in my youth from the im- 
mortal Decatur. I care not who is President — I will support the government against all 
enemies, in time of war whether foreign or domestic. As an old whig, and much as the party 
were opposed to the war with Mexico, yet after the first battle the party in Congress and out 
supported the administration — voting supplies for the army and navy with one exception, I 
mean Tom Corwin, who was finally forced into the harness, and could and did rejoice at the 
success of our arms — but it not so now. The falsely named democratic party make no public 
demonstrations, no cheers, no rejoicing for our victories but oppose every measure for the sup- 
port of government, the army or navy, and do all they can to cripple, if not destroy the efforts 
of government to restore the Union ; but all their efforts will fail ; Grant is within four miles of 
Richmond, now fighting, and we expect daily, yea, hourly to hear of its capture. Sheridan's 
successes have been greater than we anticipated when I commenced this letter. We hear 
October 3rd that his capture of Staunton terminated in a vast destruction of stores and material 
of the enemy. Early's army is broken up and demoralized, some in the mountains, others 
scattered, and deserters are coming in by hundreds, Sherman strengthening Atlanta, as a mili- 
tary depot of supplies. The governor of Georgia, and Vice President Stephens, it is said, have 
proposed to withdraw the State of Georgia from the Confederacy. The Governor [B ?] has 
already withdrawn the militia, 15000 from Hood's command, and Jeff Davis has gone on to Macon 
to see what's up ! These things look ominous, turn out as they may. Fremont has backed 
down and supports Lincoln. Blair has been retired from the position of Postmaster General, 
and Denison of Ohio succeeds him ; Blair supports Lincoln. There has been powerful strength 
added to the Union Party lately, eminent men who have been life long Democrats, but their 
patriotism has triumphed over party feeling — " Country first, party afterwards" is their motto ; 
put down the rebellion ; we never will conquer it by divisions in the North say they. 

I have now written, perhaps, a great deal too much, and will close by saying, there is 
not the least doubt of Lincoln's reelection at this time, but it will depend in a great measure 
upon the success of our arms. If Grant is successful it will give him a tremendous majority if 
unsuccessful, it may be doubtful. The armies are strengthened by thousands daily, the last 
draft of 500,000 is pouring in and filling up the ranks, nearly all volunteers or substitutes. I 
suppose, Libby, James and your father will give you all the family news, and as it has devolved 
on me to give you the political — you see I have pitched into it. Excuse errors, and 
believe me to be 

Your friend and affectionate old Uncle 

S. Moore. 

EasTon, January 9th, 1865. 
My Dear Nephew : 

It appears that the duty assigned to me by the governess of the family is to keep you 
advised of the military and political events of our once peaceful and happy country ; but all my 
arguments as to your obtaining the news by the papers, are of no avail ; the constant reply is 
"Father you must write, he will be so glad to hear from you! " &c. , &c. Well then, as to 
military operations ; we have been nearly everywhere successful. The army of the Potomac 
still holds Richmond, with the largest army the Rebels have, under Lee, in check, whilst 
General Sherman has passed thro' from Atlanta to Savannah, captured it, with an immense 
amount of cotton [say 33,000 bales in store, and probably as much more within his lines], 
cannon, military stores, &c., &c. Hardee's army escaped. It is expected that his next move 
will be to Charleston ; if so it must fall, together with Augusta and Macon. The people of 
Savannah received him with open arms, held a public meeting, the JIayor presiding and 
" knocked under," unanimously. Hood has been defeated, pursued and his army nearly de- 
stroyed at Nashville, Tenn., by General Thomas, and it is doubtful whether the Rebel 
powers at Richmond can recuperate him. His losses are estimated at 20,000 men. Sheridan 
remains in the Shenandoah Valley keeping a sharp look out, well prepared for any emergency. 
The year 1864 has closed very favourably for our good old Union — "in the trial by battle " — 
it being the third stage our country is passing through — first, the establishment of our inde- 
pendence, second, sustaining it against foreign powers and lastly, against internal traitors, and 
all not only by arms, but what is equally glorious, by the ballot box. But more of this here- 

The combined attack of Admiral Porter, with an immense fleet and General Butler 
commanding the army, on Wilmington, N. C, has been a failure. Wilmington is a strong 
place, and so situated that it was considered by outsiders almost impossible to take it, but on 
this subject, you can obtain more information aboard ship than I can give you. The failure. 


however, is said to be due to a want of co-operation between the commanders — but "thinks I to 
myself — Wilmington will soon find "an army in the rear" as well as Charleston, z/ta Savannah. 

The expedition under Gen. Banks to Texas was also a failure, from what cause has not 
been made public. It is now undergoing an investigation before the Committee on the War in 

The capture of the in a neutral Brazilian port, has incited much newspaper 

discussion as well at home as abroad. The London Times as usual blows the bellows for the 
nobility of England, and the aristocratic rebel party of America. That pirate was run into and 
sunk. The whole thing will amount to nothing. Simmes has according to rebel accounts 
arrived at Mobile. 

As to political matters, since the election, there is not one word said between the 
parties, no excitement, the opponents of the "administration" knocked under like men, but 
still insist on their being good Union Men ; but how to reconcile the matter I never could see. 
It would be something like a ship's crew under our dear old flag at sea, far out, saying, we 
love our country and flag but we will throw our commander and all the officers overboard, and 
let her drift. 

There is now no doubt of the Constitution of the United States being amended, so as to pro- 
hibit slavery, put a duty on exports, and perhaps some other amendments, if not at the present, 
the next session will be sure. There are now but eight members. Democrats of course, required to 
make up the three fourths requirement, and one of them was to make a speech in favor of it 
today. A measure of this kind would remove the danger for the future. The only remaining 
danger I apprehend for the future, is "the corruption of the people;" forit seems to me that the 
scramble for office, and money, money, money ! is so great, that it has been dangerous to our 
Republican institutions; if not already, it will be. There are thousands totally mcompetent, 
hankering for office constantly, who claim it, for their adherence to party only, ignoring their 
duties to their country, their flag, and their God. 

My dear nephew, you are a young man. You have made the first step for yourself up 
the ladder [or rattlings you would call it, I suppose] of life, and as you reach upwards cling 
to principle, study it, adhere to it, and do nothing in violation of your better judgment, that 
you may regret in after years. 

I expect that James and Libby advise you of all family matters. I shall therefore say 
nothing about them. For myself, I am still at my post, administering justice, in good health, 
but pretty far advanced in years, but, God willing, would like to live to see our country restored 
to peace and harmony, our Union preserved, and our beloved flag respected wherever it floats. 

I am very respectfully 

Your aifectionate Uncle 

S. Moore. 

Easton, August 15, 1864. 

Dear Nephew : 

I am pressed into the service to say something about the war, and to give you my 
opinion on the subject. Of course my opinion must be founded on reports either official or 
supposed reliable. Now the facts are, that from all the information we have, the rebellion is 
reduced to two armies, one at Richmond and Petersburg, the other at Atlanta, both of which 
are closely watched. The defeat or capture of either is fatal to the enemy, for they have brought 
their whole strength into the field, whilst ours is not yet fully developed. The last call of 
500,000 men, which will produce all and more than the Government requires, has depressed 
them very much. This information I had from General Heckman, who has lately been ex- 
changed at Charleston, in a conversation with him yesterday. He is a native of Easton, a 
gallant boy, was out in the Mexican War, commanded a Company of three months men at the 
outbreak of the rebellion, was appointed Major of the 9th New Jersey, promoted for gallantry 
to the command of the Regiment, and finally received a star as Brigadier General, was captured 
in a fog at Bermuda Hundred, under Butler, sent to Libby, thence to Charleston, to be placed 
under the fire of our guns, with other officers, and upon our Government following suit and 
placing an equal number of Rebel Officers in the same position, an exchange was effected. He 
further states that there is a strong Union feeling, and desire for our success, even in Charles- 
ton, but it is necessarily suppressed, the government being a military despotism. They force 
their meu into the service without pay, and levy on the property of the citizen whenever wanted 
for public use without even receipting for it. Their men, at least many of them, have not been 
paid for the last eighteen months. General Seymour, who was a Lieutenant at the bombard- 
ment of Fort Sumpter, and stationed there for some time under Anderson, had an extensive 
acquaintance at Charleston, and thro' him all the Officers obtained extensive private informa- 
tion, which, with the facts we have a full knowledge of, induces the idea and belief that the re- 
bellion is about played out, if no serious disaster should happen to Grant or Sherman's Armies 
who are still successful. You will probably see the account of the Rebel raid into Pennsylvania 
and the wanton destruction by fire of the beautiful town of Chambersburg. Two hundred and 
fifty houses, the heart of the place was destroyed, and some fifteen hundred citizens left house- 
less, without even a change of apparel, having nothing but what they had on. There's 
Southern chivalry for you, Fred ! if you have a chance, blow them all to Hades. We are all 
awaiting the news from Mobile. Farragut has such a knack of gutting the rebels out, that we 
expect there will be nothing left of them by the time he gets thro' with them. The Richmond 
papers acknowledge the loss of three out of four of their iron clads, one of which we captured 
ready for use. By the way, if our army had been conducted with the same skill displayed by 


our naval officers, the war would have been ended long since ; but discipline on siiore was a new 
thing, and our men and officers had all to learn, like Frederick the Great, frota the enemy ; 
and fight on, until they discovered they could beat them man for man, and outgeneral the best 
of their able generals. I, however, have never been deceived in the rebellion. I was sure 
there would be hard fighting; for both are Americans and " when Greek meets Greek, then 
comes the tug of war" — and it has turned out so. I did not believe in putting an end to the 
■war in ' ' thirty, " " sixty " or " ninety days ' ' — but believed religiously that it would put an end 
to slavery on this continent forever — and further that the Almighty has raised up "Old Abe," 
from a rail splitter and Mississippi boatman to the Presidency for the purpose, just as he raised 
up Moses to lead the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt. And I further believe that 
God has not raised up this nation, and blessed it with civil and religious liberty, made it an 
asylum for the oppressed of all nations, placed it under His own control, without Prince or 
Potentate, Emperor or Pope, to intervene between Him and us, will permit its destruction, by 
division, but hold it one and indivisible, as a beacon light to the oppressed of all nations, in- 
viting them to self government, and civil and religious liberty. Depend upon it our Union 
will be restored, in His own good time ; there will not be a slave on the continent ; all men will 
be free, and our country will be purified, restored, and strengthened — the greatest power under 
the canopy of Heaven ! 

Yours &c 

S. Moore. 

Elizabeth Barnes Wamsley^ was the daughter of James Wamsley^ 
and his wife Sarah Potts. 

James Watnsley^ was born September 29, 1780, in County Fermanagh, 
Ireland. He was a member of the Church of England, came to Philadelphia, 
and later settled at Mansfield, Hunterdon County, N. J. He there joined the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, and became a licensed exhorter. He was a man of 
intellect. He died in 1863 or 1865. His father was financial agent of I^ord Cole 
in Ireland. 

Sarah Potts'' married James Wamsley^ in 18 10, when in her eighteenth 
year. She was born May 23, 1792 at Kingwood, N. J., died May 26, 1883 at 
Tobyhanna, Penna., and was buried at Washington, N. J. She was the daughter 
of Joseph Potts* and his wife Sarah Mott. An old sampler which belonged to 
Sarah Potts Wamsley, in the possession of the compiler, has initials S. M., E. 
M., W. M., R. M., G. M., Iv. M. for Solomon Mott, Elizabeth Mott, William 
Mott, Ruth Mott, Gershom Mott, Lucy Mott. 

Joseph Potts* and his wife Sarah Mott were licensed* to marry June 2, 
1 78 1. After their marriage they removed from Kingwood, N. J., to Brass Castle 
in (now) Warren County, N. J. He was a farmer and owned a tannery. He 
died in 1823; his will is dated February 21, 1820 and was proved July 11, 1823.! 
He left eight children. He was the son of John Potts' and his wife Mercy King. 
Joseph Potts and his family were among the founders of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Washington, N. J., the first church in Warren County, 1824. 

John Potts^ owned and lived on a farm at Kingwood, N. J. He was a 
neighbor of Daniel Potts, a native of Bristol Township, Penna. In 1797, he went 
on the refunding bond of Rebecca (Emley) Potts, widow of Daniel. His pocket- 
book, still in existence, has worked on it in silk, "John Potts 1768." Thomas 
Maxwell Potts, an authority on the genealogy of the numerous families of the 
name Potts, thinks that he was the son of Thomas Potts^ Jr., and his wife 
Susanna . 

Thomas Potts\ Jr., of Bristol Township, Philadelphia County, was born 

1713 and died 1751. He married, in 1732, Susanna , who after his death 

married Job ComptonJ. 

• N. J. Marriages. 

t On record, Belvidere, N. J. 

t Pennsylvania Marriages. 


Thomas Potts\ Senr., the father of Thomas', Jr., was called "Thomas 
Potts, Miller," " Thomas Potts, the Quaker Preacher. " He was in Pennsylvania 
in 1686, married Jud/tA Smith in 1712, and died in 1719. His widow married Thomas 
Sharp and died in 1749. Thomas was the only son. He was a resident of Bristol 
Township, Philadelphia County. He seems to have come to Pennsylvania, from 
Wales, it is supposed from I,langirrig or Llanidloes, in Montgomeryshire. He 
was a miller by occupation, and was a party to numerous land conveyances, 
owning lands and mills in Bristol Township and in New Jersey. In 9 mo. 11, 
1686 he was witness to the marriage of John Austin and Jane Potts ; 10 mo. 5, 
1692 he buys 150 acres on the west bank of the Schuylkill from John Blunstenalty ■ 
2 mo. 2, 1695 sells the same to David Hugh ; he built two water corn mills on a 
branch of Frankford Creek not far from German town, known as " Potts' s Mills ;" 
4 mo. 28, 1699 he bought 100 acres in Bristol Township of Jacob Shumaker ; 
Sept. 6, 1705 he bought another tract from the same ; 29, 9ber, 1705 Herfert 
Papen of Germantown conveys land to Thomas Potts, Sen. and others ; 1706 he 
sells one fourth interest in Potts' s Mills, etc., to Everard Bolton ; other transac- 
tions with George Gray ; Oct. 2, 1707 he conveys his interest to the others, in the 
transaction of 29, gber 1705 ; 12 mo. 20, 1709 he and David Potts witnesses the 
will of William Howell of Cheltenham Township; Oct. 8, 17 11 the same tract 
conveyed to Thomas Potts, Sr., and others, trustees of Friends of Meeting House 
lot: Dec. 26, 1717 bought 100 acres of William Dil worth ; Sept. 2, 1718 buys two 
small tracts of Joshua Fincher ; he and wife Judith deed lot to Joshua Fincher. 

He was a member of the Society of Friends and attached to the German- 
town Preparative Meeting, which was under the care of the Abington Monthly 
Meeting. From the minutes of Abington Monthly Meeting and other sources, 
it appears that, from about 1705 to the end of his life, he devoted himself very 
largely to the duties of a public Friend or religious minister, traveling and visiting 
Friends in the service of Truth, in Maryland, Virginia, New England, the West 
Indies, England, Ireland, and other places. He was undoubtedly a man of rare 
worth and exemplary character. William Penn calls him "honest Thomas 
Potts," and an estimate of his character may be gathered from the Penn and 
Logan Correspondence*. 

Sarah Motf, -f the wife of Joseph Potts*, was born in Kingwood, N. J., the 
daughter of Solomon Mott* and his wife Elizabeth Emley. 

* came from the Province of New York J 
. and bought land in Kingwood, near 
Quakertown, May 14, 1760, presumably 
about the time of his marriage. He and Blizabetb Bmley were witnesses, at the 
marriage of Benjamin Canby, 5, 10, 1752. § Solomon and Elizabeth Mott 
witnessed the marriage of Samuel Large and Elizabeth Myers, November 18, 
1762. Dr. Race has a receipt from Dr. Aaron Forman, reading, "May 11, 1771, 
received of Mr. John Emley in behalf of Solomon Mott five pounds ten shillings 
in full by me, April 7, 26, 1774." Dr. James Willson has charges in his day 
book against Solomon "Moot." Dr. Race has a deed, dated January i, 1797, 
from Rebecca Potts to Joseph King, for 209}^ acres, which she inherited from 
her brother, John Emley, and which he had bought March i, 1791, of Solomon 

* The Potts Family, by Thomas Maxwell Potts. 

t Edward D. Harris, Esq., of New York City, is compiling a Genealogy of the Mott family. 

X Deed in the collection of Dr. Race, Pittstown, N. J., dated May 14, 1760. 

g Kingwood Records. 




Map of the Strettle Purchase Made from Original Deeds. Computed by J. W. Moore. 


Mott deceased. The will of Elisha Emley was proved by afl5rmation of Solomon 
Mott, 4th of May, 1 761; lie was a witness to the same, loth April, 1761. 

Qersbotn Mott, the father of Solomon*, was bom in Hempstead, L. I., and 
removed to Kakiat, New Hempstead, Orange County, N. Y. , now Ramapo, Rock- 
land County. His wife was Rutb , perhaps Ruth Seaman. His will was 

proved March 2, 1759.* 

Charles Motf, the father of Gershom', was born at Hempstead in 1676 
and died in 1740. In 1709 he bought a mill of John Robinson; in 17 14 he was 

Surveyor of Highways, Cowneck. His wife's name was Elizabeth , married 

about 1695. 

Adam Motf, the father of Charles', was of Essex, England, born 16 19, 
died 1686, and on May 10, June 6, 1644, and October 23, 1645, was a witness at 
New Amsterdam. April 23, 1645, the Dutch government granted him twenty- 
five morgans of land on Mespath Kill; May 17, 1657, he was chosen townsman of 
Hempstead; February 4, 1663, he signed an agreement of peaceable intercourse 
between the Dutch and English; in August, 1663, he stands third in value of 
property on the assessment listf. His first wife was Jane Hulett, his second, 
whom he married in 1667, was Blizabetb Ifedmaji, called Richbell. The latter 
was the mother of Charles Mott'. 

Elizabeth I^edman' was the daughter of Hedman^and Ann Parsons' 

( Parsons\ m. Margaret ). She had sisters, Mary Redman, who mar- 
ried James Mott, and Ann Redman. After the death of her husband she mar- 
ried John Richbell, by whom she had no children. Her own children were called 
Richbell. Ann Parsons Redman Richbell' s will| is dated 1700. 

Mercy King*, born June 4, 1738, at Kingwood, N. J., the wife of John 
Potts^ was the daughter of Willam King and his wife, Abigail Doughty. She 
was a witness at the marriage of Benjamin Canby, 5, 10, 1752. 

William King', born April i, 1714, at Kingwood, 13, 8, 1752, removed to 
the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting§ with his wife, both being members of the So- 
ciety of Friends. He married Abigail Doughty about 1737. 

Joseph King', Sent., the father of William', was born in Flushing, E. I. , 
in 1683, anddiedin Hunterdon County, N. J., December 10, 1761. He, with the 
rest of his father's family, came to Nottingham, Burlington County, N. J., in 
1699. He removed to Piscataway, Middlesex County, but in 1729 purchased 
954 acres of Mary Tomkins, on the south bank of the Raritan River, in what is 
now Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, and removed there. In 1733 he 
built a grist mill about four miles from the Friends' Meeting House. He was one 
of the first trustees of the Meeting property, was appointed Elder in Kingwood 
Monthly Meeting 14, 10 mo., 1744, and Overseer 12, 7 mo., 1745. His wife was 
Marcia Nicholson. 


Our antient Friend Joseph King departed this life the loth. Day of the 12th. Month 
1761. In the Seventy eight year of his age, and was Inter'd in Friends Burying Ground at 

* Surrogate's Office, N. Y, 

t I/ife of Gen. Gershom Mott, by his daughter. 

t Ann Richbell, Gentlewoman, West Chester County, N. Y., April i, 1700. Children : Elizabeth, Ann ; 
Grandchildren : Anna Gidney, Mary Williams, Mary Mott, James Mott, Adam Mott ; Sons-in-law : Col. James 
Mott, Col. Stephen Cortlandt ; Granddaughters : Anna, Mary, Grace, Elizabeth, Jane; Benjamin Collier; Ex- 
ecutors : Col. Caleb Heathcote, Richbell Mott, tieut. John Hort m. 

g Kingwood Records. 


Eingwood the Eleventh day of the Same Month. He was not, as could be perceived, attended 
by any Violent illness, and he departed quietly as one going to Sleep. He was esteem'd 
amongst us, to be an Honest Sober Innocent well minded man, a good & Inoffensive Neighbor, 
well beloved of Friends & Others, for which reasons he was appointed an Elder amongst us 
before the Select-meeting was settled here, and for the Same reasons hath been continued an 
Elder amongst us ever Since until his Death, and we doubt not, but that he has gone to 
Eternal rest.* 

Hartnanus King", the father of Joseph King^, left England to escape re- 
ligious persecution and went to Holland. In 1676 he arrived in America with a 
colony of Friends. In i683t he is found on the Flushing tax list for 5 acres of 
meadow, i horse, 3 cows, i swine, ^oo-04S-03p. 1685, 10 mo., he subscribes i s 
to the Quarterly Collection of Flushing Monthly Meeting. 1698 his name is in the 
census list, "Harman Kinge and Mary his wife John, Joseph, Benj. fErancis. 
Toby i". 1699 7th of 5th mo. he asks through Thomas Hager for certificate 
from Flushing M. M.| 1699 i mo. 7 he gets certificate from Flushing M. M. to 
Chesterfield M. M. N. J.§ 

harmanas King 
firom our Monthly Meeting at flushing on Long Island the seventh day of ye ffirst mo. 1699. 

Deare ffiriends wee dearly salut you in the truth and hereby sertefie that Harmanas 
King Lived amongst us and belonged to our Meeting and hee moving into your parts to Live 
requested of us a sertificate of his Conversation which was sober and orderly walking according 
to his profession in much simplisitti and have Left a good report behind him having made 
prouff of his Love to truth according to his capasity by an luosent conversation and as such 
wee desire hee may bee Received amongst you hoping that hee will continew in ye sam nearness 
to truth and its fiblowors signed by order and on behalf of our said Meeting. ** 

Sam Bown. 
He settled in Nottingham, Burlington Co., N. J. He died in 1727, as 

shown by his will. He and his wiie, Mary , witnessed the marriage of 

Richard Willits and Abigail Bowen at Flushing, I^. 1.% He also witnessed the 
marriage of John Delavall and Hannah Lloyd. 

Marcia Nicholson' and Joseph King^, 6 mo. , 7, 1707, passed Chesterfield 
Monthly Meeting the first time ; 7 mo., 4, 1707, they passed the second time. 
Both her parents were dead. She became prominent later in the Kingwood 
Monthly Meeting. She was born 13, 12, 1687, the daughter of George Nicholson 
and his wife Hannah . 

George Nicholson", the father of Marcia', was born in England, as is in- 
dicated by the following : 

These are to certifye the Truth concerning our ffriend and Brother George Nicholsson 
ye bearer hereof. That hee hath byn reputed and taken by us that are his neighbours ye mem- 
bers of jX Mo. Meeting where hee hath dwelt upwards of 4 years to be a man that hath Looved 
ye Truth ever smce hee knew it and alsoe a man of a good conversation amongst us and further 
wee declare that hee takes his intended voj-age wth his wife & children in ye unity of ffriends 
in these parts. This ffrom ye Meeting of Gaynsborough the 13th day of ye 4th Mo. 1677. 
Wm. Garland John Smith 

Joseph Pope Peeter Gayler 

Tho. Marcom Matthew Jackson 

John Wresle Henry Symson 

Will Payne Will Peacock 

Thomas Wrestle 
Robt Ashton 
Vincent Brownelowe 

* KingTvood Records, 

t Documentary History of New York. 

\ Flushing M. M. Records. 

I Chesterfield M. M. Records. 

** chesterfield Records of Friends, N, J, 

ft Chesterfield M. M. Records of Friends, N. J, 


George Nicholson's will, dated 5 mo., 16, 1689, proved Sebruary 15, 1695, is 
preserved in the Department of State, Trenton, N. J., in Burlington County box. 
He mentions "My dear wife Hannah; son George, to whom he wills the planta- 
tion I first took up of 200 acres, my youngest son Joseph this homestead after my 
wife's death, my eldest daughter Rebeckah and mj^ daughter Marcy, and young- 
est daughter Sarah." The witnesses are Thomas ffolke, Roger Parke. The ex- 
ecutors are Samuel Jennings, PercifFal Towle, ffrancis Davenport ; probated ffeb- 
ruary 15, 1695. 

Elizabeth Bmley\ the wife of Solomon Mott*, was the daughter of John 
Emley^ Senr., and his wife Sarah Lawrence. 

John Btnley^ , Senr. , son of William Emley' and his second wife Mary , 

was bom March 15, 1691, lived in early life on a tract of 200 acres at Crosswicks 
(Jacobstown), removed to Kingwood, now Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, 
in 1728, and died April i, 1761. In 1732, he built astone house, on a farm of 400 
acres, which was torn down in 1831. He bought 1537)^ acres in the Strettle 
Tract as is indicated in a deed entitled " Deed between John Owen of London, 
Kingdom of Great Britain, and Robert Strettell late of the parish of St. Mary 
Magdalen Bermondsey, County of Surrey, Kingdom of Great Britain, now of 
Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, attorney to and for the said John 
Owen, of the one part, and John Emley of the Township of Bethlehem, in the 
County of Hunterdon and Western Division of the Province of New Jersey on the 
other part, for the consideration of five hundred and twenty-two pounds of good 
and lawful money to him in hand paid or secured to be paid, 1537}^ acres, a 
part of a tract of 5000 acres situated in West New Jersej\" Dated the first day 
of March, 1737.* In 1738, i746-'54, he was a member of the Colonial Assembly. t 
In 1752, he was a trustee of Kingwood Monthly Meeting. He married, June 25, 
1719, SaraAZ-awrence who died January 17, 1742, the daughter of Elisha Lawrence 
and his wife Lucy Stout. John Emley's will dated September 7, 1758, proved 
May 4, 1761, is on record at Trenton. J On a crude stone in Kingwood Burying 
Ground is the inscription : 

"J. E., 1761, A 70." 

born§ atTorworth, Parish of Blythe, 
County Nottingham, England, No- 
vember, 1648, was an educated man, 
conversant with five languages and 
a surveyor by profession. In 1676 
he was a resident of Mansfield, and 
was fined ^23 for attending a meet- 
ing of Friends in Blythe. Having 
been selected as one of the three 
commissioners to act in behalf of the 
West Jersey Society, he arrived in 

New York, 14th, 6 mo., 1677, in the Kent. He returned to England for his family 

and sailed from Hull in Yorkshire, 10 March (Dec), 1678, in the Shield, Capt. 

Towes, bringing his wife Ruth, son William, two men servants and two women 

servants. Mary was born in mid-ocean. 

• Book of Deeds, West Jersey E. 390, Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 
t N. J. Archives, 
t I<iber, 10, 544. 
§ Family Bible. 


The following deeds are on record in the Department of State, Trenton, N. J.: 

One Conveyance or Deed bearing date the lotli of September 1677 made by Eatamas 
Sekappie Peanto alias Enequete Rennowighwan I-arkicbon Indian Sackamarkers to Thomas 
Ollive Daniell Wills John Pennford Benjamin Scott Joseph Hemsley Robert Stacy William 
Emley & Thomas flfolke that tract of land lyeing along the River Dellaware from & betweene 
the Midstreame of Rankokus Creeke Northward &c., &c., for the consideration offfortySix 
ffadome of Duffelds Thirty Blankitts One Hundred & Fifty pound of powder &c., &c.* 

One deed bearing date the 27th of September, 1677, made by Mohocksey Eatamickho 
Apperinges Indians to John Kinsey, Thomas Ollive, Daniell Wills, John Pennford, Benjamin 
Scott, Joseph Hemsley, Robert Stacy, William Emley and Thomas ffolke of that tract of land 
from and between the mid streame of Oldmans Creek &c., &c., for the consideration of thirty 
Matchcoats, twenty Gunns, thirty Kettles & one great one Thirty paire of Hose, &c., &c.t 

One Conveyance or Deed bearing date the loth of October, 1677 made by Ahtahkones 
Nauhoosing Okaniskhon Weskeakitt Perheatus Kekroppamant Indian Sackamakers to Joseph 
Helmsley Robert Stacy William Emley Thomas ffolke Thomas Ollive Daniel Wills John Penn- 
ford & Benjamin Scott that Tract of Land lyeing along the River Dellaware from & betweene 
the Midstreame of Ranrokus Creek to the Southward &c., &c., for the consideration of fforty 
Six ffadome of Duffelds Thirty Blankitts One Hundred and flfifty pound of powder Thirty 
Gunns Thirty Kettles & Thirty Kettles more instead of Wampam Thirty Axes, &c., &c.* 

Deed between William Emley of Nottingham, Burlington Co., and Eliakim Higgins of 
the County aforesaid, forty acres of land where said Higgins now inhabiteth. Dated the 23rd 
day of December, 16924 

He located about 2000 acres for himself at the Falls and at Crosswicks in 

Burlington County. The last survey made by him was of the old plantation, now 

the site of Bordentown, in April, 1704. Maps still in existence show that he was 

a fine penman and draftsman. He was one of the Representatives of West Jersey 

in 1682, and in 1684 was a Member of the Governor's Council. § In 1685 he was 

a trustee of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting property. January 8, 1686/7, he made 

the award as arbitrator in re the boundary line between East Jersey and West 

Jersey; December 23, 1692, he bought land of Eliakim Higgins. "William 

Emley was Buryed in ffriends Burying Place att the fEalls in the Township of 

Nottingham the 24th of the 2d mo. called Aprill in the year 1704." His will 

was proved June 6, 1704. He divided his property among his children John, 

Ruth, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Samuel, Mary (Haywood), William, and wife Mary 

(second wife), who was born in 1660, married in Cheshire, England, 1690, and 

died March 31, 1728. 

Abigail Doughty", born 10, 3, 1716, the wife of William King', was the 
daughter of Jacob Doughty'' and his wife Amy Whitehead, the granddaughter of 

Elias Doughty and Sarah , his wife, and the great-granddaughter of Rev. 

Francis Doughty' and Bridget (?) Stone. 

Jacob Doughty^ removed from Flushing, L. I., to New Jersey. February 
4, 1711, he wasa "Marchant of Crosswicks, N.J."** On ist, 2 mo. 1714, Chester- 
field Monthly Meeting accepted his certificate from Flushing. 

In 17 16 he was a member of the General Assembly for Burlington County. 
He signed the address from Council and Assembly to the King on the defeat of 
the Scotch Rebellion May 25, In 1717 he was Justice for the County of April 19, 1718, Wm. Stevenson, of Burlington County, sold to 
Jacob Doughty, of the same county, iioo acres in Hunterdon County. March 
19, 172 1, he was one of the three presiding judges at the Court of Common 

-*I,lber B, Part i, 4. 

t Liber B, Part i, 3. 

X Wber B, Part 2, 426. 

§ Rauin's Trenton . 

** So styled in a deed given by Marmaduke Horsman to Jacob Doughty, 

tt N. J. Archives, IV, 253. 

XX N. J. Archives, IV, 283, 370; V, 135. 


Pleas at Quarter Sessions at Burlington. In 1721, he presented a certificate to 
Burlington Monthh' Meeting. In 1724, he was Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas.* February 13, 1724, Edward Fisher and John Hancock and wife sold to 
Jacob Doughty 422 acres at Bermuda in Burlington County. September 24, 1725, 
he was Assistant Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Hunterdon County. An 
indenture made 29 day of September, 1729, shows that Jacob Doughty sold 2512 
acres to Edward Burling, of N. Y.f In 1730, he was a Justice of Hunterdon County. 
In 1733, his certificate was returned to Chesterfield Monthly Meeting. He was a 
"Minister among Friends." March 30, 1733, he deeded to Trustees Samuel 
I^arge, Samuel Willson, John Stevenson, Edward Richbell, and Joseph King four 
acres for the use of the Meeting House of Bethlehem Monthly Meeting, after- 
ward called Kingwood. His will is dated July 2, 1737. 

Elias Dougbty\ the father of Jacob Doughty', was born about 1635 and 
died about 1690. His name is on the list of residents of Newtown, 1655-6. 
February 16, 1666, he was one of the patentees of Flushing, also March 14, 1685. 

About 1658, he married Sarab ,who died in 1726. In 1672, he was appointed 

one of the arbitrators in the matter of the boundary between Newtown and 
Bush wick. I He appears on the Flushing tax list of 1675 for " i negereo, 12 landes, 
20 madoes, 12 cowes, 3 to yere oldes, 4 swine, 40 shepe." In 1680, Elias 
Doughty was to have 200 acres between Hempstead and Jamaica on which 
to settle his children. § In 1683, he is taxed for 3 males, 30 upland, 20 meadow, 
4 oxen, 8 cows, 8 3-year, 9 2-year, 3 i-year, 3 swine, 40 sheep or oo-ig-03. 
November 25, 1686, he is on the Dongan charter. He was a Justice of Queens 
County in 1693.** In 1688, Elias Doughty gave deeds of gift to sons Francis, 
Charles, Elias, Jacob, Benjamin and William not of age. In the Census of 
Flushing, 1698, "Sarah Doughty, sons Benjamin and William, servant Sarah and 
Negros Okee and Mary" appear. 

Rev. Francis Doughty^, the father of Elias Doughty^ is said to have been 
a member of the family of Doughtys or Doutys, of Escher, in Surry, and Boston, 
in Lincolnshire, England. ft He was the son of a brewer in Bristol, England, and 
the brother-in-law of Governor Stone, of Maryland. J J Francis Doughty, sometime 
Vicar of Sodbury, was silenced for non-conformity. §§ He settled at Cohassit, or 
Taunton, Mass., in 1639, from which place and province he was driven by perse- 
cution for saying that "Abraham's children should have been baptized." He 
sought refuge with his wife and children in the Island of Aquetneck, now Rhode 
Island, in Narragansett Bay. In 1641, he removed to Eong Island "in order to 
enjoy freedom of conscience" under the Dutch. He was the predecessor of Rev. 
John Moore at Hempstead. In March 28, 1642, Director- General Kieft issued 
the following patent for 13,332 acres at Mespat, which embraced nearly the whole 
of the town of Newtown. 

The much disputed patent follows : 

We Willeia Kieft, Director-general, and Council of New Netherland, for and in behalf 
of the High and Mighty Lords, the Lords States General of the United Netherland Provinces^ 

* See deed of John Moore', p. 36. 

t I^iber D of Deeds, 480-1, Department of State, Trenton, N. J. 

X Riker's Annals of Newtown. 

§ Ivong Island Genealogies. 
** Colonial Documents, IV, 27. 
tt Riker's Annals of Newtown. 
XX The Jerseyman, February, 1899, 34, Note. 
JJ Flint's Early I,ong Island. 


his Highness the Prince of Orange, as well as the Most Noble Lords, the Lords Directors of 
the General Privileged West India Company; to all those who shall see these Letters, Make 
Known, that We have given and granted, as by these presents We do give and grant, unto 
Francis Doughty, and associates, their heirs and assigns, in real, actual, and perpetual posses- 
sion, all and every that certain parcel of land situate on Long Island, in this province, with 
the pastures and whatever else it includes, containing, in superfices, six thousand six hundred 
and sixty-six Dutch acres, or thereabouts, comprehended within four right lines, each two 
thousand Dutch perches long, the first whereof extends from the east angle of Hans Hanssen's 
meadow, dividing, according to the creek, the marsh into two unequal parts, unto the planta- 
tion of Richard Brutnall, and thence proceeds towards the north-east, passing through the 
middle of the fresh marsh to the rivulet surrounding the lands of Henry the Farmer, and 
following the same even to its mouth; the other line taking its origin from thence, bends 
towards the south-east, according to the main bank, going along the same unto the other 
creek, following the course of which from its mouth, until it attains the eastern extremity of 
the said marsh (from whence the aforesaid creek arises), thence turns again towards the south- 
east, until it has gained the length of two thousand Dutch perches; the third line taking its 
rise from the end of the latter, tends towards the west, of an equal length with the others; 
finally, the fourth running from the last-mentioned point towards the north-west, terminates 
at the above-mentioned eastern angle of Hans Hanssen's meadow, at which angle a large stone 
is erected for the greater certainty of the boundaries. 

With power to establish in the aforesaid tract a town or towns; to erect a church or 
churches; to exercise the Reformed Christian religion and Church discipline which they pro- 
fess; also to administer of right, high, low, and middle jurisdiction, to decide civil suits, not 
exceeding fifty Dutch florins; to impose definitively, and without appeal, in criminal matters, 
fines to an equal amount; to pronounce the first sentence in other civil and criminal actions of 
greater moment, and to execute the same, subject, however, to such execution being deferred, 
should an appeal be made to the supreme court of New Netherland; Finally, to exercise all 
rights belonging to the aforesaid jurisdiction, with power, moreover, to nominate some of 
theirs, and to present them to the Director of New Netherland, that a sufficient number may 
be chosen from them for political and juridical government; together with the right ol 
hunting, fowling, fishing, and of trading, according to the immunities granted, and to be 
granted, to the colonists of the province, without anj' exception : 

Wherefore the aforesaid F. Doughty and his associates, their heirs and assigns, shall 
be obligated, so long as they are in possession of the above-mentioned lands, to acknowledge 
the aforesaid Lords for their sovereign Lords and Patroons; to pay, after the lapse often years, 
the tenth part of the produce of the land, whether cultivated with the plough, hoe, or other- 
wise; orchards and kitchen-gardens, not exceeding one Dutch acre, excepted; Finally, to use 
no other standard than that of Holland; and so as to avoid confusion, to use Dutch weights, the 
Dutch ell and all other Dutch measures. All which we promise, under the foregoing condi- 
tions, inviolably to preserve, and bind our successors to the faithful observance of the same, by 
virtue of the commission and supreme authority granted to us by the Most Mighty Prince of 
Orange, Governor of the United Belgic Provinces. In testimony whereof we have subscribed 
these presents with our own hand, and caused them to be countersigned by the Secretary of 
New Netherland, and the seal of New Netherland to be afiixed thereto. Given at Fort 
Amsterdam, on the Island Mannattans, in New Netherland, in the year 1642, the 28th of 

Willem Kieft. 

By order of the Director and Council. 

Cornells Van Tienhoven, Secretary.* 

In 1643, after less than a year of existence of the new settlement, it was de- 
stroyed by the Indians in retaliation for the unjust attack made upon them by 
Director Kieft. During this year Mr. Doughty ofl&ciated as pastor. The settlers 
were driven to New Amsterdam where he continued his ministrations. He lost 
all by this colonizing venture. After the return of peace he with others returned 
to the desolate settlement where he remained for six months, after which he came 
to New Amsterdam and remained for several years. He preached to the English 
in the church within Fort Amsterdam. An unfortunate misunderstanding with 
his fellow patentees resulted in a prolonged legal contest which in April 1647 was 
decided against him. He appealed from the decision of Director Kieft who denied 
the right, fined him ten dollars and imprisoned him for twenty-four hours. The 
following are extracts from the ' 'Remonstrance of the Deputies from New Nether- 
land, July 28, 1649. The administration of Director Kieft in particular." The 
story is best told by the original documents, f 

* Translated from the lyatin by Dr. O'Callaghan. 

t Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State ot New York, i, 305-6-11. 


At this point we are met by one Franciscus Douthy, an English clergyman here, and 
one Arnoldus van Hardenbergh, a free merchant, also of this place; but as this will probably 
come before your High Mightinesses in full session, in the cases in which they appear, we shall 
give merely a summary of them. This clergyman, Franciscus Douthy, came to New England 
at the commencement of the troubles in England, in order to escape them, and found that he 
had got out of the frying pan into the fire. He betook himself, in consequence, under the pro- 
tection of the Netherlanders, in order that he may, according to the Dutch reformation, enjoy 
freedom of conscience, which he unexpectedly missed in New England; and the Director 
granted and conveyed to him an absolute patent, with manorial privileges. He added some 
families now to his settlement, in the course of one year; but the war breaking out, they were 
all driven off their lands, with the loss of some people, and the destruction of many cattle, of 
almost all their houses, and whatever they had; they returned a while after that, and having 
consumed more than they knew how to obtain, they came to the Manathans, whither all the 
refugees at that time iJed, and Master Douthy was minister there. After the flame of war had 
died away, and peace had been concluded, in such a manner, however, that no one had much 
reliance on it, some returned again to their land. The Director would fain see this man go 
back to his land, in order that every thing should have the appearance of being arranged, but 
as peace was doubtful, and Master Douthy had no means to begin with, he was not in a hurry; 
he went, however, sometime after, and resided there half a year, but he again removed, as it was 
seized; for in the hope that some others would establish a village there, a suit was instituted 
against the Minister, and carried so far, that the land was confiscated. Master Douthy finding 
himself aggrieved, appealed from the judgment. The Director answered, there was no appeal 
from his decision which must be final, and in consequence of his remark, sentenced the Minis- 
ter to be imprisoned for the space of 24 hours, and then pay 25 guilders. We have always 
considered this act tyrannical, and regarded it as an instance of sovereignty. Arnoldus van 
Harden burgh's case resembles this very much in its result, for after Seger Theunisse had been 
murdered by the Indians, at the Beeregat, and the yacht had returned to the Manathans, the 
Director and Council appointed Arnoldus van Hardenburgh and two others, curators of the 
estate, and the yacht was searched. And in it was found some property which had not been 
entered, wherefore the Fiscal summoned the curators into court, and claimed that the property 
was forfeited to the Company. The curators opposed it, and gave Hardenberch charge of the 
suit, who after some proceedings, was cast. As he now found himself aggrieved as agent for 
the general owners, he appealed to such judges as the owners would elect. Then the game was 
repeated; it was a high crime; the Fiscal made great pretence and a judgment was pronounced, 
the contents whereof were as follows : ' 'Having seen the written demand of Fiscal Van der Hoei- 
kens of and against Arnoldus van Hardenburch, and that in relation to the appeal from our 
judgment, dated 28th April last, as appears by the signature of the above named A. van Harden- 
berch, from which judgment no appeal can lie, as the commission of their High Mightinesses 
the Dords States General and his Highness of Orange, proves to him ; therefore the Director Gen- 
eral and Council of New Netherland, regarding the dangerous consequences which tend to the 
injury of the supreme authority of the magistracy of this country, condemn the aforesaid Arnoldus 
van Hardenberch in the fine of 25 guilders, payable immediately, or to be imprisoned until the 
fine be paid, as an example to others." If the lion be now known by his paw, it can be seen 
that these people make nothing of the name of your High Mightinesses, His Highness of 
Orange, the honor of the magistracy, and have used the words, dangerous consequences, an ex- 
ample to others and more of the like description, in order to play off their own personages 
therewith. We have, therefore, placed this act alongside of that perpetrated against the Min- 
ister Douthy; and many more such pieces, or similar ones, are to be found in the record, if the 
entries be not altered, which is gravely suspected, as alterations have been sometimes seen in 
them. It is, then, suflicieutly apparent, that pretty much every thing has gone amiss, and 
herewith shall we quit the subject, and pass on to Director Stuyvesant's administration, with a 
word, however, first regarding the clause sinisterly introduced into the patents, as the sequel 
will enable one easily to determine. For by the patents absolute conveyance was granted to 
the people who then thought all was safe, and that they were masters of what they possessed. 
The patents were next called in, on pretence that something had been forgotten in them; but it 
was not so, only 'twas imagined that something had been surrendered in the grant, and there- 
fore a clause was added to the patents, which were signed anew; this conflicts directly with the 
patent, so that without distorting its tenor in the least, there is now a contradiction in one and 
the same patent; for the old deeds read thus : ' 'And they enter on the land and valleys which 
appertain thereunto of old." And the clause says. No valley to be used before the Company; 
which can easily use all of it and have their competency. Another clause is usually inserted in 
the patents, which is objected to by every one, to wit : That they must be subject to all 
burthens which are already, or shall hereafter be imposed. That can be carried out ad in- 
finitum, and it has already been enforced against divers inhabitants, and has discouraged others 
from undertaking anything on such conditions. 

In the beginning, also, when Director Kieft was still here, the English Clergyman re- 
quested permission to depart to the Islands or to Netherland, as he had lived and labored a long 
while without proper maintenance, and as his land was now confiscated ; but he always received 
an unfavorable answer and was threatened with this and that. Finally, it came to pass that he 
may depart on condition of promising under his hand that, wherever he should go, he would 
not mention, nor complain of the manner he was treated here in New Netherland by Director 
Kieft or Stuyvesant. This the man himself declares. Mr. Dinklagen and Commander Looper, 
who were then members of the Council, also vouch for its truth. If the Directors can now jus- 


tify it to their own consciences, 'tis a wonder what they will then do with such certificates; and 
many other things of a similar character have occurred, but very secretly. 

The unjust proceedings of the Directors against Francis Douthey, the Minister, who, 
because he appealed from Kieft's unrighteous sentence, was put in prison, and obliged to pay a 
fine of 25 guilders before he could be set at liberty.* 

Francis Douthey, an English Clergyman, was subjected to an utterly unjust condition 
before he was allowed to depart — never to mention how illegally he had been treated in New 
Netherland ; and because he would not execute an obligation to that effect, he would not be 
permitted to leave, t 

Francis Douthey being indebted to the Company about eleven hundred guilders, peti- 
tioned, in New Netherland, for permission to depart. The Director and Council are willing to 
allow him to do so, but think they ought first of all be paid; his incapacity so to do, was the 
reason why he was not allowed to depart, and it must be proved that the Director required from 
him any obligation under his hand.J 

To all the preceding accusations and the remonstrance from New Nether- 
land, November 29, 1650, Secretary Van Teinhoven answers : 

Francis Douthay, Adriaen van der Donck's father-in-law, and an English Minister, was 
granted a colonic at Mespacht, not for himself alone as Patroon, but for him and his associates 
whose Agent he was, and who at the time were residing at Rhode Island and at Cahanock and 
other places. Mr. Smith was one of the leaders of these people, for said Minister had scarcely 
any means of himself to build a hut, let alone to plant a colonie at his own expense. He was 
merely to be employed as a clergyman by his associates who were to prepare a bouwerie for him 
in that Colonie, in return for which he should discharge the duty of preacher among them, and 
live on the proceeds of the bouwerie. 

Coming to live at the Manhatans during the war, he was permitted to ofiiciate as Min- 
ister for the English in and around that place, who were bound to maintain him without either 
the Director or Company being liable to any charge therefor. And as the English did not 
afford him a sufficient support, two collections were taken up among the Dutch and English, on 
which he lived at the Manhatans. 

The Mespacht Colonie was never confiscated ; that is proved by the actual residence on 
it of the owners who had an interest in it as well as Douthey; but as the latter wished to ob- 
struct its settlement and to permit no one to build in the colonie unless on pa5nng him a certain 
sum down for each morgen of land, and a yearly sum in addition in the nature of ground rent, 
and endeavored thus to convert it into a domain, against which those interested in the Colonie, 
especially Mr. Smith, complained, the Director and Council finally concluded that the copart- 
ners should enter on their property, and the bouwerie and lands in the possession of Douthay 
be reserved to him, so that he hath suffered no injury or loss thereby. This I could prove, were 
it not that the documents are in New Netherland and not here. 

I have treated already of the appeal. No clauses conflicting with the Exemptions are 
inserted in the patents; but the phrase — "noch te beramen" (hereafter to be imposed) can be 
omitted from them, if found objectionable. § 

Francis Douthey, the English minister, hath never been employed by the Company 
wherefore it owes him nothing; but his English congregation is bound to pay him, as can be 
proved in New Netherland. The Company has advanced to the said minister from time to time, 
in goods and necessaries, to the amount of about fl, iioo, as the colonial account books might 
show; this he has not yet paid, and he complains because he is unwilling to pay. I know not 
whether the Director hath required a promise from Douthey.** 

Rev. Francis then asked for permission to go to the West Indies or the 
Netherlands, but the Director declined to give his consent. In this j^ear, 1647, 
he accepted a call to Flushing, L. I., and thus became its first minister. Here 
again, after a year or two, he fell into trouble for preaching against the govern- 
ment, and Capt. John Underbill locked the door of the church against him. He 
now made application to leave the country, and obtained permission only upon 
condition of not mentioning the ill treatment he had received from Directors 
Kieft and Stuyvesant. In 1648 or 1649, he departed for the English Virginias. 
He became the Rector of Sittingbourne Parish, in Virginia. While ofiSciating 
here he baptized, in 1659, the eldest son of John Washington, grandfather of 

» Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, I 334. Short digest of the excesses 
and highly injurious neglect which New Netherland has experienced since it has been placed under the Com- 
pany, January 27, 1650. 

t Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, I, 335, 305, 306. 

X Excess and highly injurious neglect which New Netherland has experienced since it has been placed un 
der the Company, January 27, 1650. Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, I, 341. 
g Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, I, 426. 
** Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, I, 427. 


George Washington.* The following extract from the Journal of the Dutch Em- 
bassy to Maryland, 1659, shows that he was in Maryland : 

(1659) October "/j, Sunday. Accompanied Mr. Overzee to Secretary Calvert's to 
dinner, where Mr. Doughty, the Minister accidentally called. After the cloth was removed, 
talked about his charts or maps of the country, of which he laid on the table two that were en- 
graved and one in manuscript. One was printed at Amsterdam, by direction of Captain Smith, 
the first discoverer of the Great bay of Chesapeake, or Virginia ; the second appeared also to be 
printed at Amsterdam, at the time of L,ord Balthamoor's patent ; we know not by whom or 
where the manuscript one was drawn. All differed, one from the other. He wished to prove 
from them the extent of Lord Balthamoor's boundaries, but we, on the contrary, showed and 
maintained that if Chesapeake bay ran above, so crooked towards the northeast, they would 
come so far within our line. To this, he asked how could that be, for the English first discov- 
ered and possessed all these parts. Thereunto, we answered that the Dutch were three years 
earlier in our parts than they in theirs. To which he replied, that they took their beginning 
from Sir Walter Raleigh ; and we said we derive our origin from the King of Spain. But, he 
retorted, you were not yet a free and independent nation. He was then told that the King of 
Spain was, at the time of the discovery of America, our King, and we were as much his vassals 
and subjects as they were the subjects of their King or Republic of England, but afterwards, 
when we were obliged to take up arms, and achieved our liberty, the King of Spain conveyed 
over, and to, us, in full propriety, by lawful right and title, all his own and other conquered 
lands in Europe and America. To this, he said that the King of Spain was indeed, in the West 
Indies, but not so far to the north, and that the English were the first discoverers. And we 
again observed that the contrary could be proved from Spanish journals and chronicles, and 
also that even the French had, in the year 1524, been before them in these parts. Lastly, being 
half angry, he demanded whether the English had not been the first in Delaware bay, for it ob- 
tained its name from them. And we answered, No ; that the Dutch had been the first in the 
river, long before Lord Delaware ever came to Virginia, and we again asked : What right had the 
Kings of Spain, France or England, more than the Hollanders or the Dutch, to the New World 
— America ? But these and such like discourses, running higher and higher, were left off ; he 
said he had invited us as a welcome to the country, and thenceforward we conversed on other 
subjects, and parted from one another with expressions of friendship. t 

Rev. Francis Doughty was a delegate to the convention, 1665, that pro- 
mulgated the Duke's Laws.t 

SaraALairre/lce'.the wifeof JohnEmley.Mied Januaryiy, 1742. They 
were married June 25, 1719. 

Elisha Lawrence', the father of Sarah Eawrence', born February 17, 
1666, of Monmouth County, N. J., married, January 12, i6gi / 2, Lucy Stout , who 
died 1732; he died April 25, 1724. On March 25, i7oi,§ he was among those 
who seized the Governor and other officials ; July 17, 1701, he signed the petition 
of the inhabitants of East Jersey, asking to be taken under the government of the 
King, should the proprietors not appoint a suitable person as Governor; April 26, 
1707, he is said to have contributed twenty pounds to a supposed Combury Fund ; 
1708/9, 1709, 1709/10, 1710/11, i7i3(?), 1715, 1716, he was a Member of the 
General Assembly; 9 February, 1710, he is mentioned in the representation of 
the General Assembly of New Jersey to Governor Hunter relating to the admin- 
istration of Governor Cornbury, as Member of the General Assembly ; 17 16, his 
name appears in the account of Thomas Gordon, Receiver-General, for ^32 ; 
May 25, 1717, he signed a petition to the King, complaining of the illegal acts of 
Governor Hunter ; May 29, 1724, there is a warrant for ^10 as Assemblyman in 
1 72 1, under the administration of Governor Burnet. His father, William L,aw- 
rence\ left lots at Wakake to him, upon which he lived until 17 17, when he re- 
moved to "Chestnut Grove," Upper Freehold, Monmouth County. His resi- 
dence was called "Walnut Grove." His will is dated April 14, 1722; a codicil 
was added March 14, 1723, and the will was proved May 27, 1724. He mentions 
wife Lucy and his seven children. 

* The Jerseyman. 

t Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, II, 93. 

X Thompson's I^ong Island. 

g jsr. J. Archives. 


William Lawrence\ the father of ElishaLawrence^ was born in England 
and died, as shown by his will, in 1704. May 8, 1665, he held a proprietary share 
in Middletown. He settled in Middletown, N. J., May i, 1666; December 30, 
1667, he received lot number 31 and outlet number 28 ; 1668, he agitated with 
others the building of a mill ; was Overseer, January 6, 1668, and again in 
1670-71; July, 1669, was Deputy-Constable; December, 1669, was a member 
of the General Court ; September 9, 1670, was a member of the Court held at 
Middletown, composed of the leading men of the Colony. He gave a quit claim 
to James Mills, of James River, Virginia, for his house and lands at Middel- 
burgh, I^ong Island, which Mills had bought of him, the receipt of which had 
been destroyed by fire. The quit claim was executed at Middletown, N. J., De- 
cember 3, 1670.* May 20, 1671, he was elected Constable; September 20, 1671, 
he was elected to the General Assembly to be held at Elizabeth Town but de- 
clined. He was elected again to the General Assembly January i, 1672/3 ; was 
a member of the Assembly January i, 1676 ; was elected Constable but declined. 
In 1845 James W. Lawrence, of Imlaystown, N. J., owned his bible. His first 
wife was perhaps Hannah Townsend ; his second wife, whom he married in 
1693, was Elizabeth Scudder (John, of Newtown) and widow of John Alburtis. 

Amy W2iife/iead\ Jacob Doughty 's wife, born 6, 17, 1676, died in 1742, 
was the daughter of Major Daniel Whitehead^ who was born 1646 and died 1704, 
as indicated by his will, dated September 13, 1703, and his wife Abigail Stevenson. 

Major Daniel Wbitehead'f was of Newtown, L.I. In 1683, at Jamaica, 
L. L, he was taxed on ^118, 2 horses, 6 cows, 2 3 years, 3 2 years, i i year, 2 
swine, 45 acres; in 1684, was County Treasurer;! in 1686, he was on the Dongan 
charter; 1689, January 13, his house at Jamaica was searched by Lieutenant 
Churchill and twenty soldiers (Leisler affair); 1689-93, he was a Justiceof Queens 
County ; 1690, he was forced to leave New York ; 1691-1704, represented Queens 
County in the Assembly; he objects to calling the Revolution happy. In 1699, he 
kept a public house at Jamaica. 1700/1, March 8, Captain Daniel Whitehead, 
Gent., was recommended for the Council; 1701, signed petition to King WilHam; 
styled Captain and Major. 

Daniel Wbythead" was the father of Major Daniel Whitehead'. The for- 
mer died November 1668, aet. 65. 1650, he was one of the purchasers of Smith- 
town, L. I; 1652, magistrate at Hempstead, L. I.; 1652, appeared before the Council 
in behalf of Hempstead; 1652, patentee of Newtown, L. I.; located at Mespat 
Kills; 1653, buys a lot at Brooklyn Ferry and sells; 1655, September 12, witnes.sed 
a conveyance from Gisbert Updike to Alexander Bryan; 1656, demanded of Gov- 
ernor Stuyvesant, allowance in tithes on account of damages done by the Indians; 
1657, " hath sixe yatts "; 1657, requested, with others, Stuyvesant to make out 
title to Oyster Bay; 1658, obtained a judgment at Hempstead; 1664, proved in Court 
that "he was the first purchaser of Horse Neck from the natives"; April 1666- 
November 1666, November 1666-April 1668, Overseer of Newtown; 1667, on 
NicoU's patent for Newtown; 1668, elected one of the surveyors of Newtown. 
His wife was Jeannie Skidmore. 

* Middletown Town Bock. 

t Colonial Documents, III, 410, 508, 682, 716, 727, 747; IV, 27, 398, 849, 938. 

t Thompson's I^ong Island, I, 268. 


Abigail Stevenson', the wife of Major Daniel Whitehead, Jr. , was the 

daughter of Edward Sterensoxi^ and his wife . He was probably a brother 

or near relation of Thomas Stevenson, of Newtown, 1,. I. On December 13, 1640, 
he witnessed the Indian deed for land at Southampton, and July 10, 1662, was at 
Newtown, L.I. " The widow of Edward Stevenson ' ' agrees to pay rent to the Di- 
rector-General of New Netherland, according to the patent of 1652.* Besides 
Abigail, he had a son Jonathan', who married, July 16, 1684, Widow Mary Allen, 
Burlington, N. J. He was on the charter of 1686 at Newtown, and was at Burling- 
ton, N.J., 1684. 

Z/UCJ^ StOUf, died 1732, marriedElisha Lawrence, January 12, 1691/2. She 

was the daughter of Stout^ and the granddaughter of Richard Stout\ the 

founder of Middletown, N. J., and his wife Penelope Van Princes, nee 'Lent or 

Stout. It has been impossible so far to determine which of the six 

sons of Richard Stout was the father of Lucy; perhaps Richard, who married 
Frances . 

I^ichard Stout , horn ahont 1610, appeared on Long Island as early as 1643; 
in 1645, he was among the patentees of Gravesend under Kieft's patent; 1656, an 
inhabitant and probably freeholder of Gravesend ;t January 25, 1664 (legal year), 
January 25, 1665 (our calendar year), was made the First Indian Purchase|; the 
deed was from Popomora, chief of Neversink Indians, to James Hubbard, John 
Bowne, John Tilton, Jr., Richard Stout, William Goulding, Samuel Spicer, all of 
Gravesend. At the second sale, April 7, 1665, and at the third sale, January 5, 
1665 (legal year), Richard Stout was also a buyer. The Proprietor's Records at 
Perth Amboy give the lands of Richard Stout and his various children. April 8, 
1665, he, with others, received from Governor Nicolls the Monmouth patent. § 
At Middletown he was one of the original members of the Baptist Church, 1667 ; 
he, with six others, was appointed at Shrewsbury, December 14, 1667, to receive 
monies from different inhabitants. He was a member of a court held at Portland 
Point, December 28, 1669. October, 1671, he was nominated Deputy to the Gen- 
eral Assembly at Elizabeth Town in place of William Lawrence, declined. He 
acted as juryman at Middletown, November 21, 1676. Richard Stout signed the 
Remonstrance of the Inhabitants of East Jersey to the King against the acts of the 
Proprietors, asking for the appointment of a competent Governor in 1700.** 
He died in 1705 ; his will is on record at Trenton, N. J.; inventory, October 20, 
1705, of personal property, was £6^ 08 00. John Stout, of Nottingham, England, 
was his father. 

Penelope Van Princes, nee I^ent, came from Holland. The vessel bring- 
ing her and her husband was wrecked about 1640 near Sandy Hook. Her husband 
was killed by the Indians. She was wounded and left for dead on the beach. A 
friendly Indian secreted her in a hollow tree where she remained three days. He 
carried her to New York. She there met Richard Stout whom she married per- 
haps between 1643 and 1645 and removed to New Jersey and settled Middle- 
town. She lived to be over a hundred years old. ft 

* The Jerseyman, February, 1898, 2. 

t Thompson's Long Island; Monmouth Patent. 

J Albany, N. Y., Liber, III, i. 

g N. J. Archives, I, 44. 
** N. J. Archives, II, 327. 
tt Smith's History of New Jersey ; The Story of Penelope Stout, by Thomas Hale Streets, Surgeon, V. S. N. 



Samuel Moore" and Elizabeth "Barnes Wamsleyhad 

2267. IISamuei, SiTGREaves', i. March 29, 

1834, Easton, Pa., m. July 8, 1856, 
Abigail Townley Smith (David), 
Elizabeth, N. J., by Rev. J. O. Win- 
ner, f>. May I, 1834, d. January 27, 
1902; Elizabeth, N. J. [2273] 

2268. IIMartha', b. March 28, 1836, Easton, 

Pa., m. November 13, 1855, Rev. 
Edward Townsend, of Roj'al Oak, 
Maryland, by Rev. William Bishop, 
at Easton, Pa.; she d. June 13, 1894, 
at Good Will Parsonage, Chester 
County Pa. [22S7] 

2269. Sarah Green', b. December 22, 1838, 

d. April 13, 1840, Easton, Pa. 

2270. ||Mary Elizabeth Mott', b. Septem- 

ber 22, 1841, Easton, Pa., m. May 

17, 1866, by Rev. Edward Townsend, 
William H. CoruelP (Elijah B.', 
Elijah', Elijah^ Stephen*, Stephen', 
SamueP, Thomas^), Ithaca, N. Y., 
b. at Ithaca, N. Y., July 3, 1838, 
Buffalo, N. Y. [2305] 

2271. IIJAMES W.',* b. June 14, 1844, Easton; 

Pa., m. July 30, 1874, Rachel Phil- 
lips Flannery^ (Rev. James^, of Phil- 
adelphia, MichaeP), by Rev. W. C. 
Cattell, D.D., atPottstown, Pa. 

2272. ||Anna', b. June 25 , 1850, Easton, Pa., m 

October 2, 1873, Lucien Wilson Doty 
(Edmund S., Dr. Ezra), Mifiain, 
Juniata County, b. July 18, 1848; 
Greensburg, Pa. [2312] 

2267. Samuel Sitgreaves Moore' (Samuel', Samuel', Capt. John*, 
Natllaniel^ Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and Abigail ToWnlep Smith 


Samuel Sitgreaves Moore' was educated at Dr. Vanderveer's school in Eas- 
ton, Pa. When a boy he learned telegraphy, and was in the Easton ofEce. Later 
in life, he introduced the system of running trains by telegraph, on the Central 
Railroad of New Jersey, and was the first Superintendent of the Central Railroad 
Telegraph, with headquarters at Elizabeth, N. J. He was an expert accountant, 
and for ten years was connected with the National State Bank at Elizabeth as 
Notary, etc. He was Collector for the County of Union in 1875-6, Overseer of the 
Poor of Elizabeth four years, Postmaster at Elizabeth under the Harrison admin- 
istration, and for over twenty-five years a member of the Union County Republi- 
can Committee ; also the Republican Committee of the city of Elizabeth. He 
was appointed Keeper of the State Prison at Trenton, April 22, 1896, and con- 
tinued there until 1902. 

Samuel Sitgreaves Moore' and Abigail ToWnley Smith 





Lewis Oakley*, b. January 18, 1858, 
d. August 22, 1859, Elizabeth, N. J 

EfFIE EckerSOn", b. July 30, 1859, 
d. August 16, 1859, Elizabeth, N. J 

Augustus Kellogg", b. June 27, 1861 
Elizabeth, N. J., m. May 6, 1897 
Maude Irene Schober* ( Samuel', f 
m. Hannah A. Clevenger, Freder- 
ick^ Wilhelm Ignatz'), Philadel- 
phia, Pa., b. March 28, 1866; New 
York City. 
IIEllEN Lloyd", i5. July 12, 1863, m. 
November 20, 1883, James IngersoU 
Leeds (Daniel W. ), Elizabeth, N. J., 
b. December 25, 1857, d. ; Eliz- 
abeth N. J. [2283] 





II Thomas Galloway^ b. December 12, 
1864, m. December 30, 1884, Mary 
Edna Haus (Luther T.), b. Septem- 
ber 30, 1866; Elizabeth, N. J. 


Elizabeth", b. April 11, 1865, d. De- 
cember, 1865, Elizabeth, N. J. 

Caroline Meyer", b. May 6, 1868, d. 
August 20, 1868, Elizabeth, N. J. 

Harry Townsend", b. November 23, 
1869, d. July 8, 1871, Elizabeth, N.J. 

Charlotte Boyd Davenport", b. 
March 23, 1875, d. July 29, 187s, 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

Catharine Eckerson", b. December 
6, 1876; Elizabeth, N. J. 

2276. £,llen Lloyd Moore' (Samuel Sitgreaves', Samuel^ SamueP, Capt. 
Jofa"'. Nath aniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John^) and James IngersoU Leeds had 

» Middle letter inserted, when a boy at school, to distinguish from another James Moore 

t Samuel Schober, m. September 3, i86o, 2, Hannah A. Clevenger (Henry, m. Jane Bailey),' Burlington, N. J. 

G E N E A L O G V 

2283. RussE;r,L Davenport Leeds', d. Sep- 

tember 26, 1884; Elizabeth, N. J. 

2284. Shepherd Ehiot Leeds', b. Novem- 

ber 29, 1886; Elizabeth, N. J. 


2285. John Kean Leeds', b. December 3, 
1888; Elizabeth, N. J. 

2277. Thomas Galloway Moore* (Samuel Sitgreaves', Samuel, Sam- 
uel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and fliary Edna 
Haus had 

2286. Samdel Sitgreaves', b. July 12, 
1885, d. April 17, 1903, Elizabeth, 

2268. Martha Moore' (Samuel^ SamueP, Capt. John', Nathaniel^ Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and ReV. EdWard ToWnsend. 

Martha Moore's religious life was of a deeply spiritual character. She 
combined a poetic nature with a thoroughly practical example. The Creator and 
religion were to her the foundation, corner-stone, and capstone of existence. In 
all her Christian experience she was never heard to express a doubt or fear as to 
the providences of God. When symptoms of an incurable malady were revealed 
to her by the late Dr. Agnew, with the confidence and simplicity of a child she 
set about arranging temporal matters for the end which was inevitably near. 
There was no need for a spiritual preparation save in the closer communion with 
the God whom for over forty years she had served. The strong light of a Chris- 
tian life dispelled the shadows and illumined the weary hours when disease was 
making its terrible inroads. Of a timid and shrinking nature, she developed, 
when brought in contact with the world or when stern necessity called it forth, a 
marvelous strength. Hers were not weary hands which were folded in the long 
rest; only those who are left know the eager, tireless heart and mind which guided 
husband and children over the rugged places, smoothed the sick pillow, or poured 
upon aching hearts the balm of a deep sympathy. To her there was always a 
bright side to every sorrow. Many remember her for the cheery smile which 
beamed through what was to them impenetrable shadow which surrounded them 
and encouraged them to take heart of grace. Her mind was a storehouse of 
scriptural passages, but as the death angel hovered lower and 3'et lower over the 
household, she repeated more frequently than all else Psalm cxxi, while her 
favorite hymn, "How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord," passed her lips 
again and again in triumphant expression. "How firm a foundation," tested in 
the joyousness and through the tender, loving, care-burdened years of wifehood 
and motherhood, then when the shadows of life commenced to lengthen she laid 
aside all earthly ties without a murmur and stepped out into the eternity of God 
with a halo of unutterable glory about her face. Who shall say what scenes were 
revealed to her mortal vision as the Builder of the "firm foundation" called back 
to heaven this saint of the Lord*. 

Edward Townsend was born at Royal Oak, Maryland. He was a minister 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church and had various charges in Pennsylvania, 
Maryland and Delaware. He was a member of the Philadelphia Conference. 

* Christian Advocate, N. Y., October 4, 18 



Martha Moore' and ReV. EdWard ToWnsend had 

2287. IIBWZABBTH Moore Townsend*, b. 

February 4, 1857, Easton, Pa., m. 
April 13, 1882, Charles Howard 
Schermerhoru, by Rev. Edward 
Townsend, assisted by Rev. S. H. 
Hoover, Easton, Pa., b. June 26, 
1854, Burlington, N. J.; Philadel- 
phia, Pa. [2294] 

2288. II Mary Cottingham Townsend^ b. 

May 7, 1858, Easton, Pa., m. April 
21, 1887, Jerome Samuel Rush, b. 
May 8, 1858, Fegleysville, Pa.; 
Ocean City, N. J. [2297] 

2289. Henry Samuel Townsend^, b. 

March 8, i860, Frankford, Md., d. 
November i, 1S61. 

2290. JIANNE Rowena Townsend", b. Sep- 

tember 7, i85i, Federalsburg, Md., 




m. November 19, 1884, William 
Henry Carey, b. June 19, 1857, Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. ; Media, Pa. [2298] 
II HERBERT L. Townsend*, b. February 
26, 1865, Canadensis, Pa., m. Decem- 
ber I, 1892, I. Emma Cora Older- 
slaw, b. December 25, 1868, Ran- 
cocas, N. J., d. April 21, 1896; No- 
vember 22, 1899, 2. Ada L. B. Allen 
(James); Mt. Holly, N. J. [2303] 

Jennie Lovet Townsbnd*, *. Octo- 
ber 29, 1871, Marshalton, Pa., d. 
April 27, 1872. 

Edward Corneli, Townsend', b. 
May 19, 1877, Langhorne, Pa., m. 
; in the South. 

2287. Elizabeth Moore Townsend' (Martha Moore', m. Rev. Ed- 
ward Townsend, Samuel^ Samuel*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Charles HoWard Schertnerhorn had 



Helen Schermerhorn", b. June 20, 
1884; Philadelphia, Pa. 

Marion Schermerhorn', b. Octo- 
ber 14, 1887; Philadelphia, Pa. 

2296. Charles Howard Schermerhorn', 
Jr., b. May 13, 1893; Philadelphia, 

2288. Mary Cottingham Townsend" (Martha Moore', m. Rev. Ed- 
ward Townsend, Samuel', Samuel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Jerome Samuel Rush had 

2297. Townsend Harold Rush', b. Feb- 
ruary 10, 1888, Berwyn, Pa., d. Feb- 
ruary 10, 1888, Berwyn, Pa. 

2290. Anne Rowena Townsend' (Martha Moore', m. Rev. Edward 
Townsend, Samuel*, Samuel*, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and William Henry Carey had 




William Henry Carey', Jr., b. Oc- 
tober 19, 1885; Media, Pa. 

Hermon Hoeckley Carey', b. May 
8, 18S7. 

Frances Rowena Carey", b. Octo- 
ber 17, 1SS9, d. June 4, 1890. 

2301. Howard Maitland Carey', b. No- 

vember I, 1891. 

2302. Edward Townsend Carey', b. 

March 26, 1893, d. August 8, 1893. 

2291. Herbert L. Townsend' (Martha Moore', m. Rev. Edward Town- 
send, Samuel', Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Emma Cora Older slaW and Ada L.B. Allen had 

2304. Marion Emma Townsend', b. April 
10, 1896, Burlington, N. J. 

* » * ♦ * 


Helen May Townsend', b. March 
30, 1894, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2270. Mary Elizabeth Mott Moore' (Samuel', Samuel*, Capt. John', 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and William Harrison Cornell' 

(Elijah B.', Elijah^ Elijah*, Stephen*, Stephen', Samuel', Thomas'). 



William Harrison Cornell" was the son of Elijah B.', born 1808, died Septem- 
ber 5, 1889, and Betsy Ann Burdick, born 1813, died August 17, 1887, the grand- 
son of Elijah*, of Westchester and Ithaca, N. Y., born at Swansea, Massachusetts, 
October, 1771, died 1862, and Eunice Barnard, daughter of Capt. Reuben and 
Phebe Coleman, born 1808, died 1857, the great-grandson of Elijah", of Swansea, 

and Sarah Miller, daughter of Benjamin and Mehitable , married December 4, 

1769, the great-great-grandson of Stephen* and Ruth Pierce, married 1719, the 
great-great-great-grandson of Stephen" and Hannah , of Swansea, the great- 
great-great-great-grandson of SamueP and Deborah — — , of Dartmouth, the 
great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Thomas', born 1565, of Essex County, 
England, and Cornell's Neck, died 1655. 

He served in Company D., 129th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
Capt. Herbert Thomas, Col. Frick, and in the Thirty-eighth Regiment, Pennsyl- 
vania Militia, in the Civil War. 

Mary £,lizabeth Mott Moore' and William Harrison Cor- 
nell had 

2305. ||Hei,BN Moore C0RNE1,I.^ b. May 7, 
1867, Easton, Pa., m. May 10, 1893, 
by Rev. W. P. Stevenson, William 
Kibbee Archbold ( Charles Wesley ) , 
Titus\'ille, Pa., 6. June, 1866; Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. [2307] 

2306. Edward Bdrdick Cornell*, 6. 
March 19, 1871, d. August 28, 1871. 

2305. Helen Moore Corneir (Mary Elizabeth Mott Moore', m. William 
Harrison Cornell, Samuef, SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, 
Rev. John') and William Kibbee Archbold (Charles Wesley) had 
2307. Carolyn Dana Archbold', b. May 

25, 1896, Brookline, Boston, Mass. 

2308. Elizabeth Cornell Archbold^ b. 

May 25, 1896, Brookline, Boston, 

2309. William Cornell Archbold', b. 

Blarch 9, 1898, Roseville, Newark, 

2310. Helen Katharine Archbold', b. 

June 20, 1900, Buffalo, N. Y. 

2311. Charles Wesley", i. July iS, 1902, 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

2271. James W. Moore' (Samuel, Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and "B^achel 'Phillips Flannert^ (Rev. James', 
Michael') . 

James W. Moore', of Easton, Pa., was born there, June 14, 1844; he was a 
graduate of the Easton High School, Valedictorian, i860 ; Lafayette College, Latin 
Salutatorian, 1864 ; A.M., 1867 ; M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1869 ; Mem- 
ber of the Faculty of Lafayette College since January 8, 1866 ; Tutor, 1866-8 ; 
Adjunct Professor, 1868-1872 ; Professor of Mechanics and Experimental Philos- 
ophy since 1872 ; Dean of the Pardee School of Science. The Departments of 
Physics and Electrical Engineering were organized under his direction, and the 
equipment of the laboratories was accomplished by him. He was a member of 
the American Philosophical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the 
Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Academy of Medicine, Member 
of Pennsylvania State Medical Society and on its Legislative Committee, for four 
years, which succeeded in having passed the Medical Examiner's Bill, Ex- 
President of the Northampton County Medical Society ; Conferee of the Inter- 
national Congress of Electricians, Philadelphia, 1884, Chicago, 1893 ; Member of 


the Sons of the Revolution, Historian General of the Founders and Patriots of 
America, 1607-1657, Member oi ^ B K Society, A K E, etc. ; contributor of 
papers on physical, sanitary and medical subjects in the scientific and lay 
publications ; author of Electro-dynamic Phenomena, 1888 ; Notes on a Course of 
Lectures on Light, 1889 ; The Elements of Natural Philosophy for the Use of 
Engineering Students, 1891 ; The Elements of Natural Philosophy for the Use of 
Junior Students in College, 1891 ; Methods of Investigation and Record Book of 
Experiments in Physics, 1892 ; Instruments and Methods of Physical Measure- 
ments, 1892 ; Some Thoughts on the Necessary Preliminary Training for the 
Medical Profession, 1893, Number 17 Bulletin of the American Academy of Medi- 
cine \ Simple Harmonic Motion, 1894; An Attempt to Analyze the Statistics of 
Diphtheria in Easton from 1888 to 1894 inclusive, 1894, Lehigh Valley Medical 
Magazine ; Some Sanitary Questions, Transactions of the Northampton County 
Medical Society, 1895 ! Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on Heat ; Syllabus of a 
Course of Lectures on Electricity, 1895 ; Address on Hygiene, 1896, Transactions 
of Pennsylvania State Medical Society ; American Ancestral Chart of a Branch of 
the Family of Rev. John Moore, of Newtown, L. L, which settled in Pennsylvania, 
1897 ; Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, 
New Jersey, 1900, etc. 

Rachel Phillips Flannery' was the daughter of Rev. James Flannery^ who 
was born in Ireland, January 11, 1811, died July 11, 1870, at Coventryville, 
Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Margarett Hubbert Macdonald, the grand- 
daughter of Michael Flannery' and his wife Bridget O'Mara, who came from Tip- 
perary County, Ireland, with their family in 1814. He settled at Wilmington, Del. 
He was drowned in a sail boat. His children were Mary, James, William and 
perhaps others. After his death his family was scattered. They were Roman 
Catholics and James was intended for the priesthood. 

In the summer of 1830, in the solitude of his chamber, he obtained the 
grace of pardon. He immediately connected himself with St. John's M. E. Church 
in the city of Philadelphia, where he then resided. Such was the Christian zeal, 
and such the consistent piety exhibited by this young disciple of Jesus, that he soon 
made a profound impression in the Church of his fellowship, and exerted a re- 
formatory and saving influence over his old companions. 

In the spring of 1835, he was licensed to preach, and was forthwith em- 
ployed by the Presiding Elder of the North Philadelphia District. He was a con- 
stant reader, an independent thinker, a man of general intelligence, and a most 
excellent preacher, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing 
the word of truth. His sermons were well studied and carefully prepared, abound- 
ing with apt and forcible illustrations, and, being delivered in his earnest and 
artless manner, were always interesting, instructive, and profitable. 

Brother Flannery was a genial companion, an accomplished gentleman, a 
firm and reliable friend, and possessed in a high degree the ornament of a meek 
and quiet spirit. Who ever doubted the sincerity and piety of James Flannery? 
Or who ever heard him make an invidious or disparaging remark of any of his 
brethren ? 

But it was in the home circle, among loved and cherished friends, and 
where he was recognized as husband and father, that his numerous and various 
excellences shone forth with the greatest luster. It was in the bosom of his own 
dear family, and where he was best known, that he was most highly appreciated 
and where his loss will be felt and mourned for years to come. 

Brother Flannery was an effective member of the Philadelphia Annual 
Conference for thirty-four consecutive years, during which period he occupied and 
cultivated many interesting fields of labor. Such was his faithfulness as a pastor 


such his success in leading inquirers to Christ, and such his sympathy and affec- 
tion for the people committed to his care, that he was generally beloved and re- 
vered, and his memory will be as ointment poured forth. 

His general health was good during the whole of his ministerial life, so 
that his sudden removal was the more sad and mysterious. On Sunday, the loth 
day of July, he preached his last sermons from Romans viii, 38, 39, and Psalm 
cxvi, 7. On the following Monday he was in his usual health, working in his 
garden during the afternoon of the day; and in the evening with his excellent 
wife, made some pastoral calls. They returned to the parsonage about 10 o'clock, 
when he was unusually talkative and cheerful. He retired to rest, and about 1 1 
o'clock gave some indications of indisposition, and in a few moments quietly 
breathed his last. "He was not, for God took him." But he " was a good man, 
and full of the Holy Ghost and faith," and with his compeers, Hagany, M'Clin- 
tock, and Nadal, realized that sudden death was sudden glory; 

His body with his charge laid down. 
And ceased at once to work and live. 

On the ensuing Friday a very large concourse of his people and friends 
thronged the church at Coventryville to participate in the funeral obsequies, 
sorrowing most of all that thej' should see his face no more on earth. An appro- 
priate and impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. Castle, his Presiding 
Elder, from Job xiv, 10, who was assisted in the services by Rev. S. W. Kurtz, 
Rev. I. Dyson, and the writer. His remains were then conveyed to Pottstown 
Cemetery for interment. His estimable and deeply afflicted family may rest assured 
that they have the sympathies and prayers of the entire Church.* 

James Flannery was ordained Deacon by Bishop Beverly Waugh at Wil- 
mington, Del., April 8, 1838 and Elder April 5, 1840 at Philadelphia by the same 
Bishop. In 1836 he was sent to Manayunk and Norristown; 1836-7, to Hadding- 
ton; 1838-9, Orwigsburg and Hamburg; 1840-1, Stroudsburg; 1842-3, Pottstown 
1844-5, Sanctuary, Philadelphia; 1846-7, Hatboro; Milford, Del.; Camden, Del. 
Cecilton, Md. ; Newark, Del. ; Elkton, Md. ; Marcus Hook, Pa. ; Camden, Del. 
Village Green, Pa.; Philadelphia; Agent of the Tract Society for three years 
Phoenixville, Pa.; Coventryville. During the troublous times preceding and 
during the Civil War, he was an ardent patriot defending the cause of the Govern- 
ment at all times. On October i, 1864, at Philadelphia, he was naturalized in 
order that he might cast his vote for President Lincoln. 

Margarett Hubbert Macdonald^ born in Philadelphia, October 15, 1814, 
married April 14, 1838, died January 24, 1899, in Philadelphia, buried in the 
family plot at Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was the daughter of John Macdonald' 
and his wife Elizabeth Hubbert. She was ten years old when Lafayette returned 
to America and gives her recollections as follows : 

' ' I remember seeing Lafayette at Sixth and Arch Streets in an open car- 
riage — then later, in the State House yard. He stood there and the school chil- 
dren passed before him in line. I remember hearing some one say, as I stood on 
a platform that was on Arch Street where I saw him first, ' I wonder if he is a 
spy.' I remember the arches on the streets where he was to pass, and I think 
they were allowed to remain in the streets a long time. I think he stood up in 
the carriage sometimes to respond to the greetings of the people. I am quite sure 
I saw him on different days — once on the street and another day in the State 
House yard. I think there must have been a trades display, for I remember the 
time I saw him on the street there was a large house in the parade with a large 
beef on the top of it, and this was allowed to stand in the yard of one of the 
neighbors, and the children used to play in it. I cannot remember how long it 
was between the times I saw him. ' ' 

It was our great privilege and pleasure to form her acquaintance in the 
year 1850, and from that time the bonds of affectionate regard were strengthened. 
She survived her husband for nearly thirty years, and leaves three daughters to 

* Rev. Michael D. Kurtz. 


mourn her departure, all of whom were loving and true. Her unmarried daugh- 
ter was her companion, and she never tired in her devotion to one who required 
almost her constant care. Though very feeble and trembling under the weight of 
years and bodily infirmities, she, accompanied by this daughter, found her way 
with regularity to the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, of which both were 
highly honored members. One of the most touching scenes on which our eyes ever 
rested, was that of the many friends, who, after the benediction was pronounced, 
gathered about this aged pilgrim, extending to her the sweetest courtesies and 
congratulations. All were delighted in showing their reverence and love, for she 
was one of the meekest and most attractive Christians we ever knew. Her 
gentleness, patience and modesty won all hearts. She beautifully exemplified 
the principles of our holy religion by a perfection of faith and practice which 
made her a pattern of piety. ' ' Age sat with decent grace upon her visage and 
worthy became her silver locks. She wore the marks of many years well spent, 
of virtue, truth well tried, and wise experience." Rev. Dr. Martin, her pastor, 
and the Rev. John Stringer, of Pottstown, officiated at the funeral. * 

John Macdonald^ was born in Philadelphia, October 2, 1785, baptized by 
Rev. Dr. John Ewing, October 22, 1785, of the First Presbyterian Church, Phila- 
delphia, died March 13, 1855, in his 71st year, was the son of William Macdonald' 
and his wife Elizabeth Shockoy. He was early left an orphan. His indenture in 
1802 is an interesting document, showing the customs of the times. His mother 
at this time was dead. 

This Indenture 
Witnesseth That John McDonald with the consent of his Uncle and nearest friend Jacob Snyder 
of the City of Philadelphia in pursuance of the request of Elizabeth McDonald late of the said 
City deceased the mother of the said John, a little before her decease, hath put himself and by 
these presents doth voluntarily and of his own free will and accord put himself to Mathias Knor 
of Germantown, Cedar Cooper and to his heirs to learn his art, trade and mystery and after the 
manner of an apprentice to serve him from this day of the date hereof for and during the full 
end and term of four years and six months next insuing. During all which term the Apprentice 
his said Master faithfully shall serve his secrets keep his lawful commands everywhere gladly 
obey. He shall do no damage to his said master nor see it done by others without letting or 
giving notice thereof to his said Master. He shall not waste his said Master's goods nor lend 
them unlawfully to any. He shall not commit fornication or contract matrimony within the 
said term. At cards, dice or any other unlawful game he shall not play whereby his said Master 

may have ■ — (illegible) his said master he shall neither buy nor sell. He shall not 

absent himself day nor night from his said master's service without his leave ; nor haunt ale 
houses, taverns or play houses ; but in all things behave himself as a faithful apprentice ought 
to do, during the said term. And the said master shall use the utmost of his endeavors to 
teach, or cause to be taught or instructed, the said apprentice in the trade or mystery of ceder 
Cooper and procure and provide for him sufficient meat, drink, clothing, lodging and washing, 
fitting for an apprentice during the said term of four years and eight months, to give him two 
quarters day schooling and at the expiration of the said term to give him two suits of apparel — 

one whereof to be freedom dues. And for the performance of all and singular the 

covenants and agreements aforesaid the said parties bind themselves each on to the other iirmly 
by these presents. In witness thereof the said parties have interchangeably set their hands and 
seals thereunto. Dated the eleventh day of February in the twenty-sixth year of American In- 
dependence &c Annoque Domini one thousand eight hundred and two 

Consented to me by John McDonald seal 

Jacob Snyder 
Bound before me C. McHollegas one of the Aldermen of City of Philadelphia. 

The following is the record of the marriage of John Macdonald: 

This is to certify that on the first day of November 1812 were lawfully joined in marriage 
John McDonald of the City of Philadelphia and Elizabeth Hubert of the Northern liberties 

By me Richard Sneath, 

Witnesses : E. M. E. C. 

Dan. B. Lippard Willi Ann Stoy 

Hugh Tolan Elizabeth McDonald 

Henry Scheets Sophia McDonald 

John Righter Hannah McDonald 

Eliza Leech Margret Matchner 

Eleanor Berrel Elenor Berril 

Margaretta L. Stoy Sarah Leech 

Margaret Thomas Wm. S. Berril 

Wm. Berril 

* Philadelphia Methodist. 


He attended the old church (German Reformed?) at the corner of Vine and 
Crown Streets. 

EHzabeth Hubbert was the daughter of Christian Hubbert and his wife 

Margarett Walker. He was born in Philadelphia in 1759, married May 18, 1779, 

Margarett Walker, of German descent, in Gloria Dei Church, Philadelphia, and 

he died June 21, 1840, in his 82d year. He was buried from the old homestead, 

Second and Poplar, in the graveyard on Otter Street, with military honors, 

wrapped in the American flag, borne on the shoulders of his comrades and escorted 

by two military companies. " Uncle Benjamin Hubbert " had his body removed 

to Rising Sun Cemetery.* He had a brother William(?), a starch manufacturer, 

at the corner of Second and Otter Streets, Philadelphia. He enlisted in the 

Revolutionary Army and served for nearly four years as the following letter 

shows : 

O. W. & N. Div. Department of the Interior, 
F. S. Bureau of Pensions, 

Washington, D. C, February 13, 1892. 

In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of Christian Hubbert, a 
soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will please find below an abstract from his declaration 
for pension on file in this office, dated at Philadelphia, March 27, i8i8 : 

" May, 1777, at Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania enlisted as a private and be- 
came a gunner in Captain Bartholomew Van Aehr's company of the Regiment of Artillery, com- 
manded by the late Colonel Thomas Procter in the Pennsylvania line on the Continental Estab- 
lishment, and was discharged by the late General Anthony Wayne in January, 1781." 
His pension was allowed. 

Very respectfully. 

Green R. Raum, 
J. W. Moore, Easton, Pa. Commissioner. 

This companyt participated in the following battles : Three Rivers, June 
9, 1776; Long Island, August 27, 1776; Princeton, January 3, 1777; Bound 
Brook, April 12, 1777; Brunswick, June 15, 1777; Brandywine, September 11, 
1777; Monmouth, June 28, 1778; Block House, July 21, 1780; Green Springs, 
July 6, 1781 ; Yorktown, October, 1781. 

His granddaughter (Mrs. Flannery) says : I remember how my grand- 
father used to stand before Washington's picture, and say with so much feeling 
' ' God bless his memory, ' ' and how excited he would get in talking over the war. 
He was a very large man, and light-complexioned. My grandmother was a 
little woman who dressed in a short gown and petticoat, and wore a little sheer 
cap that fastened under her chin with tabs. These caps had always to be clapped 
dry to make them clear. My grandfather used to call my grandmother ' ' My 

Margarett Hubbert Macdonald was the granddaughter of William Mac- 
donald', born in the Highlands of Scotland, of that clan which " is by every rule 
of antiquity, power and numbers entitled to be spoken of before any other, "J and 
his wife Elizabeth Shocoy.§ He lived in Germantown, Pennsylvania. During 
the epidemic of yellow fever in 1798, he went to his place of business, 4th and 
Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, and never returned. It is supposed that he died 
of yellow fever and was buried in Potter's Field in Washington Square. It is 
thought that he was never naturalized. 

2272. Anna Moore' (Samuel^ Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Lucien Wilson "Doty' (Edmund S.', Dr. Ezra'). 

Lucien Wilson Doty' received his preparatory education at Tuscarora Acad- 
emy ; he entered Lafayette College and graduated in 1870, Latin Salutatorian of 

* Mrs. Margarett Flannery. 

t Penna. Archives, I, 201; II, 166, 175, 202, 217, 367, 766 under Thomas Procter, Von Heer and Hubhert. 

X Robertson. 

§ See Pennsylvania Archives, 3d Series, XVI, 197. 


his class. He was a member oi ^ K W and $ B K. He studied law with his 
father and was admitted to the Juniata bar. Later he studied in the office of Col. 
Robert P. Dechert, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Philadelphia. He located in 
Greensburg, Pa.,in January, 1881. He was twice selected as chairman of the Dem- 
ocratic County Committee, was Chief Burgess of Greensburg, and treasurer of the 
Presbyterian Church. In 1889 he was elected Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Westmoreland, and is now serving his second term. He was a son of 
Edmunds. Doty^ a distinguished lawyer of Mifflintown, Juniata County, Penna., 
born August 22, 1815, died 1885, admitted to the bar 1839, was counsel for the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, a ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church, and 
Catharine Wilson, daughter of Hugh Wilson, Esq., of Fayette Township. He 
was the grandson of Ezra Doty\ a prominent physician of middle Pennsylvania. 

Anna Moore' and Lucien Wilson Doty had 

2312. Catharine Nbwon Doty', b. June 

14, 1875, Easton, Pa. 

2313. Helen Doty^, b. November 22, 1884, 

Greensburg, Pa. 

2314. Edmund Southard Doty", b. Sep- 
tember 14, 1888, Greensburg, Pa. 

2119. Sarah Green Moore' (SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel^ Rev. John') and Joseph H^app. 

Joseph Rapp was in business in Easton, on Northampton Street, above 
Centre Square. He removed to Philadelphia and opened a Young Ladies' Semi- 
nary, at what is now 1322 Green Street. He was a beautiful penman and much 
given to versification. He was married twice; by his first wife he had a daughter, 
Sarah Ann Rapp, born April 14, 1818, died, unmarried, October 24, 1854, Phila- 
delphia. She was assistant in her father's school. 

Sarah Green Moore" and Joseph "B^app had 

2315. Ellen p. Rapp', b. March 20, 1824, 
Easton, Pa., d. June 10, 1824. 

2120. Abigail Moore" (SamueP, Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John') and John Hoff (Andrew', Thomas'). 

John Hoff', bom June 27, 181 1, died February 22, 1864, was a pharmacist 
on East Northampton Street, Easton, Pa., for many years, the son of Andrew'* 
of Hopewell, N. J., bom July i, 1771, died December 23, 1831, and his wife 

Mary , married February 9, 1805, died May 3, 1848, the grandson of Thomas', 

died January 6, 1837 and his wife Rebecca , died February 8, 1825. 

Abigail Moore" and Dr. John Hoff had 

2316. Peter Hoff', b. January 7, 1837, at 
Easton, Pa., d. February 2, 1837; 
buried in the Easton Cemetery. 

2317. IIJOHN Peter MillBR Hoff', b. No- 
vember 29, 1838, Easton, Pa., m. 
1869, Frances Alecia Norwood, 
Newark, N. J., b. September 11, 
1852; he d. April 7, 1903; buried in 
Easton Cemetery. [2319] 

2318. IISarah Elizabeth Mott Hoff', b. 
January 25, 1841, Easton, Pa., m. 
1863, Joseph Williams Rice, New- 
ark, N. J., *. June 21, 1827, d. May 
13. 1879; she(/. November IQ, 1896, 
Newark, N. J. [2324] 

AueuMli.^°^'^"° ""^^ R^teccas, J.March ,,, i8a6, d. November 3, 1833, Mary AnnS, *. April i, ,817, d. 



2317. John Peter Miller Ho 

Samuel', Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt 
Jllecia f^orWood had 

2319. John Norwood Hoff^, b. September 

26, 1870, Easton, Pa., m. January 
12, 1892, Helen Christina Rice* 
(Sarah Elizabeth Mott HofP, m. 
Joseph Williams Rice, Abigail 
Moore*, m. John Hoflf, Samuel*, 
Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
ueP, Rev. John'); Newark, N. J. 

2320. ClarencB S. Hoff", b. August 3, 

ff (Abigail Moore', m. John HofE, 
SamueP, Rev. John^) and Frances 

1873, Easton, Pa., d. December 2, 
1876 ; buried in the Easton Ceme- 

2321. Austin Percy Hoff*, b. March 8, 

1877, unmarried, d. March 2, 1902; 
buried in the Easton Cemetery. 

2322. Edna Hoff*, b. May 29, 1882. 

2323. Charles Stanley Hoff*, b. Octo- 

ber 20, 1688. 

2318. Sarah Elizabeth Mott Hoff (Abigail Moore^ m. John Hoff, 
Samuel^ Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Joseph 
Williams ' had 

2324. Caroline Abigail Rice*, b. Novem- 
ber 9, 1864, Newark, N. J., d. July 
24, 1865. 
Joseph Williams Rice', b. May 17, 
1866, Newark, unmarried, d. No- 
vember 26, 1890. 


2326. Ellen Lenora Rice*, b. January 7, 

1869, Newark, N. J., d. November 
27, 1888. 

2327. IJHELEN Christina Rice', b. January 

4, 1874, m. January 12, 1897, John 
Norwood Hoff*, Easton, Pa. [2319] 

1085. Sarah Moore' (Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
andj^ohn \Smitfi (Jonathan^ Andrew*). 

John Smith was a ruling elder and trustee of the Pennington, N. J., 
Church, brother of Anna Smith, who married Amos Moore'. 

Sarah Moore' and John Smith had 

2328. IIJONATHAN Smith*, m. Rebecca Wil- 

son. [2334] 

2329. Jane Smith'', m. Theophilus Hunt. 

2330. II Phebe Smith*, m. George W. Smith' 2332. 

(Andrew^ Andrew'). [2338] 2333. 

2331. IISarah Smith", m. Chreinyonce Van 

Cleve* (Col. John*, Chreinyonce', 
Benjamin^ Johannes Van Cleef ). 

Smith*, m. Joseph Titus. [3511] 

Abigail Smith*. 

2328. Jonathan Smith" (Sarah Moore', m. John Smith, Capt. John*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel'', Rev. John') and Rebecca Wilson had 

2334- Jonathan Smith'; elder of the Lam- 

bertville Church. 
2335. Nathaniel Smith'. 

2336. Elizabeth Smith', m. Aaron Moore. 

2337. Keturah Smith', m. Elijah Hart. 

2330. Phebe Smith' (Sarah Moore', m. John Smith, Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George Washington Smith had 

2338. George Smith.' 

2331. Sarah Smith" (Sarah Moore', m. John Smith, Capt. John*, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Chreinyonce Van CleVe had 

2339. II Chreinyonce Van ClEve', m. 

Van Bright; New Brunswick, N. J. 


IIEly Van Clevb', m. Hetty Atchley 
(Jesse). [2342] 



2339. Chreinyonce Van Cleve' and Van Bright Had 

2341. CORNBi,ius Van Cleve'. 

2340. Ely Van Cleve' and Hetty A tchley had 


2341. Sarah Van Clevb', m. William 

Quick ; Flemington, N. J. 
2343. Rachel Van Ci,eve°. 


Jane Van 

Anne Van 

Cleve*, m. Samuel 

Cleve', m. Liverton 

1070. Abigail Moore* (Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Sackett Moore* (Joseph', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Jonathan 
Smith (Andrew). 

Abigail Moore*, vfidow of Sackett Moore*, in her renunciation, says : ' ' My 
brother John Moore, my brother-in-law Benjamin Moore." She was a sister of 
Capt. John Moore*; her husband's brother was Benjamin Moore. There were no 
children by her second husband. [343] , [445] 

1072. Samuel Moore* (NathanieP, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
1i.ebecca Green' (Richa^d^ WiUiam'). 

Samuel Moore* occupied the farm later owned by William B. Curtis. His 
will is dated i, 21, 1790 and was probated 4, 28, 1804. Rebecca Green' was the 
daughter of Richard'* who died 1 74 1 and Mary Ely (George) of Trenton, the 
granddaughter of William' and Joanna Reeder. 

Samuel Moore* and H^ebecca Green had 




IIWiLLlAM^, m. Elizabeth Davinson 
(John), Pennington, N. J.; Coshoc- 
ton, Ohio. [2356] 

Richard*; was dead in 1790; was 
probably eldest son. 

Elijah"; not mentioned in father's 

SAMUEL^ 5. 1758, unmarried, d. July 
30, 1816, aet. 58. 

Rebecca^ d. February 24, 1806, aet. 

||PHEBE^t 6. i7S3,m. William Green' 
(William', William^), d. October 
30, 1815, aet. 72; she d. February 
16, 1837, aet. 84. [2369] 

2352. IIMary^ m. Jonathan Smith' (Jona- 

than^ Andrew'). [2455] 

2353. IIHannah*, m. Titus Quick; Amwell. 


2354. ABIGAIL^ 6. 1757, d. March 22, 1823, 

aet. 66. 

2355- JOANN.4,^ d. 1831. 

2346. William Moore^ (Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth DaVinson (John) had 

2358. NATHANIEL^ m. ; Qhio. 

5356. ||Mary«, m. Asher Hart' (Amos^ Jo 
seph'); Coshocton, Ohio. [2363] 

2357. IICharlES*', b. January 7, 1781, m. 

March 13, 1804, Sarah Woodward 

(Daniel), d. November 20, 1785, d. 

April 13, 1812; he d. August 3, 1815. 

[2365], [2626] 

2359. John«, m. ; Ohio. 

2360. Elijah", unmarried. 

2361. Sarah", unmarried. 

2362. Rebecca", m. Cornelius Vankirk; 

Pennington, N. J. 

2356. Mary Moore" (William^ Samuel*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev 
John') andy45/7er /farf (Amos', Joseph'). 

f Richard GreenS and Mary Ely had Richard». m. Phebe Moore Georo-eS RshorrtiS «, = „ , ,. 
Christiana^, m. Joseph Moore, Williams, unmarried. ivioore, treorge , Rebeccas, m. Samuel Moore, 

t Mrs. Henrietta Hunt has a portrait of Phebe Moore* by John Paradise, May 1807. [2411] 



Asher Hart' was the son of Amos' and Burrowes, the grandson of 

Joseph\ one of the ancestors af the "White Harts." 

Mary Moore" and Asher Hart had 


Ei,iAS Hart', 
(Dr. Webb). 

Benjamin Webb 


Lois Hart', m. Nathaniel Webb (Dr. 

2357. Charles Moore' (Wimam^ Samuel*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John^) and Sarah WoodWard (Daniel) had 

2365. IIEUZA Ann'^ b. July 30, 1805, m. Jan- 2366. Sarah', b. January, 1812, unmarried, 

rf. March 13, 1895; Ohio. 
2367. Phebe', b. February, 1808, unmarried, 

uary 11, 1831, JohnB. Taylor, Tay- 
lorsville. Pa.; she a?. June 10, 1832, 
aet, 26. [2368] 

d. July 3, 1841; Ohio. 

2365. Eliza Ann Moore' (Charles', William^ Samuel*, Nathaniel', Capt. 

SamueP, Rev. John') and John B. Taylor had 

2368. Hannah Maria Taylor", b. Octo- 
ber 13, 1831, unmarried; Trenton, 

2351. Phebe Moore' (Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. 
SamueP, Rev. John') and William Green' (William^ William'). 

Among those who acted as guides on that march (December 25, 1776, to 
Trenton) are mentioned the names of Col. Joseph Phillips, Capt. Philip Phillips 
and Adjt. Elias Phillips, of Maidenhead ; Joseph Inslee, Edon Burroughs, Stephen 
Burroughs, Ephraim Woolsey and Henry Simmons, of Hopewell, and Capt. 
John Mott, Amos Scudder and William Green, of Trenton.* 

Phebe Moore' and William Green had 


2369. Enoch Green'', M.D., d. young, Sa- 

vannah, Ga. 

2370. Elijah Green', unmarried, d. 1850, 

aet. 68. 

2371. IISamuel Green*, m. Mary Perrine 

(Lewis, m. Mary Woolsey), Mon- 
mouth, d. November 25, 1847, ^et. 
52; he d. April i, 1859, ^^t. 68. 


2372. Lydia Green', m. Israel Carle. 



Rebecca Green', m. John Welling* 
(John^, John'), d. July 5, 1800; she 
d. March 12, 1837, aet. 63. 


Sarah Green', d. May 28, 1828, aet. 

Mary Green', m. John Jones* (Ben- 
jamin', Joshua*, John^), d. Septem- 
ber 23, 1868, aet. 82; she d. March 
2, 1858, aet. 70. [2405] 

2371. Samuel Green" (Phebe Moore^ m. William Green, Samuel*, m. 
Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Mary "Perrine 

(lycwis, m. Mary Woolsey) had 




Emily Green', m. Henry Bilyeu. 
IIWilliam a. Green', m. Catharine 
Moore' (Joseph', Ely', Joseph', Na- 
thanieP,Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'). 
[2385], [2487] 
Phebe Green', m. Francis Sneed. 
y Henry P. Green', m. Virginia 
Reeder', (Amos*, John*, Isaac', 
John^ John'). [2388] 

2380. Lydia Green'. 

2381. Sarah GrEEn', m. David JeSries. 

2382 . Hannah Green', m. Henry Lanning. 

2383. Lewis Green'; Australia. 

2384. IIJohn Green', m. Elizabeth Scudder 

(William). [2394] 

* Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, N. J., 51. 


2377. William A. Green' (Samuel Green^ m. Mary Perrine, Phebe 

Moore', m. William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 

Rev. John') and Catharine Moors' (Joseph', Ely', Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. 

Samuel', Rev. John') had 

2385. Maxweli, GrEEn^, m. Harriet Van | 2386. Mary GrbEN^ m. Col. Ridgeway. 
Cleve. I 2387. Joseph Grebn', m. Helen Forker. 

2379. Henry P. Green' (Samuel Green', m. Mary Perrine, Phebe Moore', 
m. William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Virginia Reeder'' (Amos', John*, Isaac', John', John'). 

Virginia Reader' was the daughter of Amos', died 1855, aged 85, by his 
second wife, Rachel Folwell (Thomas), widow of Alexander Hemphill, of Penn- 
sylvania, who died in 1854, in her 72d year, the granddaughter of John*, died 
1788, aged 64, and Hannah Mershon, died 1781, aged 49, the great-granddaugh- 
ter of Isaac', died 1763, aged 85, and his second wife Joanna Hunt, the great- 
great-granddaughter of John', who came to Ewing Township in the early part of 
the Eighteenth century and married Joanna (Hannah) Burroughs, daughter of 
Jeremiah Burroughs, the great-great-great-granddaughter of John', who came 
from England to Newtown, L. I., before 1656. 

Henry P. Green' and Virginia Reeder had 

2390. Anna Green*, d. in youth. 

238S. Wli,i,iAM Green', m. Louise Augus- 
tine Scudder* (William^, John', 
Amos'*, John', Richard*, John', 
Joh^^ Thomas^). 

2389. Frederick Green', m. Mary Lee. 

2391. Florence Green', d. in childhood. 

2392. Henry Green'. 

2393. Reeder Green'. 

2384. John Green' (Samuel Green', m. Mary Perrine, Phebe Moore', m. 
William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Elizabeth Scudder had 

2394. Margaret Green*. | 2395. Sarah Green'. 

2373. R.ebecca Green' (Phebe Moore', m. William Green, Samuel*, m. 
Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John Welling^ 

(John', John'). 

John WelHng' was the son of John', a Justice, died August 12, 1832, aged 
93, and Esther Guild (Rev. John), died April 20, 18 12, aged 68, the grandson of 
John', of Welsh origin, who came to New Jersey from Jamaica, L. I., in 1727 

and . He bought 223 acres in Hopewell of Tent Lester in 1728 and 

died about 1790. 

R.ebecca Green' and John Welling had 

2396. Enoch G. Wei-mng', m. Elizabeth 
Grover (Joseph), Penn's Neck; he 
d. June 7, 1848, aet. 50; no chil- 

3397. IIJoHN Wehing', m. Sarah Grover 
(Joseph), of Penn's Neck; he d. 
1832, aet. 32. [2398] 

2397. John Welling' (Rebecca Green', m. John Welling, Phebe Moore' 
m. William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev' 
John') and Sarah CroVer had 



2398. Charles Wei-xing^ 

2399. IILoms S. WEI,^,ING^ m. Ander- 

son (Capt. Robert), Princeton, N. J. 

2400. Emily Welling*, m. Lansing ; 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

2401. Samuel Welling*, d. in childhood. 

2402. Elizabeth Welling*, d. in child- 


2399. Louis S. Welling" and 

2403. Leroy H. Welling^ 

■ Anderson had 

2404. Bessie Welling'. 

2375. Mary Green" (Phebe Moore', m. William Green, Samuel*, m. 
Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) and John Jones'' 

(Benjamin', Joshua', John'). 

John Jones* was the son of Benjamin', died 1820, aged 60, and Catharine 
Anderson, of Pennsylvania, who died 1833, aged 69, the grandson of Joshua', died 
1811, aged 85, who came from Pennsylvania in 1758 and bought a farm in Ewing 
Township, N. J., and Prudence Scudder (John), died 1813, aged 82, the great- 
grandson of John\ a native of Holland, who settled in Pennsylvania and Katha- 
rine , a native of Holland. 




Lydia Jones', b. January 10, 1817, d. 
May 26, 1858, aet. 41. 

2408. IIJoshua Jones', b. September 6, 1819, 

m. Elizabeth Corlies (Timothy), 
Trenton, N. J.; he d. September 12, 
1897. [2424] 

2409. II Alfred Jones', b. March 19, 1822, 

m. Caroline Mathews; he d. July 
1855. [2425] 


Mary Green'' and John Jones had 

HENOCH G. Jones', b. March 10, 1810, 
m. Margaretta Hay (James); he d. 
May 2, 1882. [2414] 
Amos Scudder Jones', b. September 
28, 1813, unmarried, d. December 

IJWiLLiAM Jones', b. October 16, 1824, 
m. Mary Elizabeth Burroughs* 
(John Wesley', Benjamin*, James*, 
Joseph*, John^ John^ John'), b. 
January 6, 1827, d. February 1880; 
he d. . [2431] 

2411. II Henrietta Jones', b. May 5, 1827, 

m. John S. Hunt. [2440] 

2412. IIPhebb Rebecca Jones', b. June 5, 

1830, m. Theodore S. Howell; she 
d. October 12, 1886. [2443] 

2413. II Samuel A. Jones', 5. May 17, 1832, 

m. Susan Barnes (Thomas), Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; he d. February 20, 
1874. [2453] 

2405. Enoch G. Jones' (Mary Green^ 
William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, 
John') and Margaretta Hat; (James) had 


J. Lamar Jones*, b. June, 1835, m. 

Mary Williamson ; he d. November 

21, 1898 ; no children. 
IIRiCHARD Jones*, m. Mary Green' 

(William A.*, James B.*,William R.*, 



m. John Jones, Phebe Moore^ m. 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 

Richard', RichardS William^) ; 

Trenton Junction, N. J. [2418] 
Cornelia Jones*, m. Alfred Reeder' 

(Amos*, Amos*, John*, Isaac*, John', 

John'); no children. 
Margaretta*, d. aet. 9 years. 

2415. Richard Jones" (Enoch G. Jones', m. Margaretta Hay, Mary 
Green", m. John Jones, Phebe Moore', m. William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca 
Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Creen^ (William A.', 
James B.', William R.*, Richard', Richard', William') had 

2418. Samuel Roberts Jones' m.- 

2419. Margaretta Jones', m. — 

2420. Clarence Jones', m. 

242 1 . Edmund Roberts Jones'. 

2422. Alfred Reeder Jones'. 

2423. Augusta Jones', d. in infancy. 



2408. Joshua Jones' (Mary Green^ m. John Jones, Phebe Moore\ m. 
William Green, Samuel', m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Elizabeth Corlies had 

J424. Mary Jones', d. in infancy. 

2409. Alfred Jones' (Mary Green^ m. John Jones, Phebe Moore', m. 
WiUiam Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Caroline MatheWs had 

3425. Blinor Johnson Jones'. 2429. Amos Armitage Jones', d. aet. 8 

2426. Mary Ameua Jonbs'. 

2427. Lydia Jones'. 

2428. Oscar Jones', m. — 




Henrietta Jones'. 

2410. William Jones' (Mary Green^ m. John Jones, Phebe Moore', m. 
William Green, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Mart; Elizabeth Burroughs" (John Wesley', Benjamin', James', 
Joseph', John', John\ John') had 

2431. IIMary EtLEN Jones', 5. September Hunterdon County, N. J.; Annan- 

20, 1848, m. Lewis HofiEman; I/eba- dale, Hunterdon County, N. J. 

non, Hunterdon County, N. J. [2438] 

[2435] 2433. Lydia Jones', d. aet. 3 years. 

3432. IISarah Jones', d. September, 1853, 2434. John Jones', rf. aet. 10 years, 
m. Charles K. Lake, Bloomsbury, 

2431. Mary Ellen Jones" and LeWis Hoffman had 



2435. Wii.LiAM Hoffman'; Elizabeth, N. J. ; 
no children. 

2436. Carrie Hoffman', 
Shafer; no children. 

Lena Hoffman', unmarried; Leba- 
non, N. J. 



Sarah Jones' and Charles K. Lake had 


Jesse Lake', d. 1899, aet. about 15 

Helen Lake', d. 1899, aet. about ii 

2411. Henrietta Jones' (Mary Green", m. John Jones, Phebe Moore', 
m. William Green, Samuel', m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and John S. Hunt had 


John Guild Hunt*, b. August 14, 
1858, m. Laura B. Taylor (Samuel) , 
of Ewing Township, formerly of 
Belyidere, N, J. ; no children. 

2441. IIJosHUA Jones Hunts, *. August 14, 
1858, m. Louise Kelly (Rufus); 
Harbourtown, N. J. [2442] 

2441. Joshua Jones Hunf and Louise Kelly had 

2442. Helen Eloise', b. February 28, 1896. 

2412. Phebe R.ebecca Jones' (Mary Green^ m. John Jones, Phebe 
Moore', m. WiUiam Green, Samuel', m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel', Rev. John') and Theodore S. HoWell had 



2443. IIMary Howeli,', b. July 31, 1854, m. 

Ralph Hart, Pennington, N. J. ; 
she d. May, 1879. [2446] 

2444. Annib Howell", d. in infancy. 

2445. IIAlbert Jones Howell', m. Har- 
riett Phillips (Israel), Ewing, Mer- 
cer County, N. J. ; Trenton, N. J. 

2443. Mary Howeir and "R^alph Hart had 

2446. Mabel G. Hart*. 

2445. Albert Jones Howell' and Harriett Phillips had 

2447. Horace Howell''. 

2448. Edward Howell'. 

2449. Florence Howell'. 

2450. Clarence Howell'. 

2451. Mary Elizabeth Howell'. 

2452. Albert Howell'. 

2413. Samuel A. Jones' (Mary Green', m. John Jones, Phebe Moore', 
m. William Green, Samuel\ m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Susan "Barnes had 


2453. Alfred Barnes JoNES^ d aet. n 

Mary JoNES^ m. William Keeney; 
No. 108 North i6th Street, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

2352. Mary Moore" (Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel', Rev. John') and Jonathan Smith' (Jonathan', Andrew'). 

Jonathan Smith' was the son of Jonathan'* and his first wife, Hixon, 

and the grandson of Andrew' who named the township of Hopewell, N. J. 

Mary Moore' and Jonathan Smith had 

2455. Samuel Smith*. 

2456. II Smith", m. Gideon Stout. 



Smith'^ (Mary Moore', m. Jonathan Smith, Samuel*, Nathaniel', 

Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Gideon Stout had 

2457. IIGiDEON Stout', m. i. Farley; 

2. Widow Hunt (mother of Robert). 

2458. IIMary Stout', m. Larowe. [2461] 

2457. Gideon Stouf and 

2459. Stout*, m. Robert Hunt. 

Farley and Widoto Hunt had 

I 2460. Stout', m. Robert Hunt. 

2458. Mary Stout' ( Smith', m. Gideon Stout, Mary Moore', m. John- 

athan Smith, Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and LarotOe had 

2461. IIIsrakl Larowe* ; Plainfield, N. J. 


2462. Mary Larowe*, unmarried ; Hope- 

well Village, N. J. 


Elizabeth Larowe*, unmarried ; 
Hopewell Village, N. J. 

Larowe*, a Methodist minister. 

* Jonathan Smiths, m. I. Hiion; 2. Abigail Moore* (Nathaniel^), the widow of Sackett Moore. Chil- 
dren by first wife were, Jonathan^, m. Mary Moore^, Joseph**, WilUam<*, Mary^, m. William Moore, Anna^, m. 
Amos Moore. 

2461. Israel Larowe' and had 

2465. (Daughter) LarowE*. 

2353. Hannah Moore' (Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and TitUS Quick had 

2466. IISAMuai, M. Q^ICK^m. . I 2467. Gershom C. Quick'. 

2466. Samuel M. QuicK" and had 

2468. II William Quick', m. Sarah Van 
Cleve (Ely, Chreinyonce) ; he d. 
1858. [2469] 

2468. William QuicK' and Sarah Van CleVe had 

2472. Fanny Quick*, m. Rev. Mc- 

Ninch; missionary in far West. 

2473. Margaret QuickC m. Trewin; 

2469. Carrie Quick', m. i ; 2 

; Trenton Junction, N. J. 

2470. Esther QUICK^ d. in childhood. 

2471. Mary Quick", unmarried; Philadel- 

phia, Pa. 

Washington, N. J. 
2474. Jennie Quick*, unmarried; Ringoes, 


2354. Abigail Moore^ (Samuel*, m. Rebecca Green, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John'). 

Abigail Moore^ in her will, dated 4, 18, 1831, proved 4, 3, 1833, left to 
Pennington Academy $5,000, for a fund for the education of poor children in that 
district forever. 

1073. Capt. Joseph Moore* (Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and Christiana Green' (Richard', William') and J\Iary Jirmitage^ (Reu- 
ben', Enoch'). 

Capt. Joseph Moore* owned a farm and mill near what is now Glenmore, 
N. J. The farm was later owned by John E. Burd. 

Mary Armitage' was the daughter of Reuben', born in England, a "strong 
pillar" of the Pennington Church, died 1783, the granddaughter of Enoch Armi- 
tage', born November 27, 1677, at L,igeate, in Kirk Burton Parish, in the West 
Riding of Yorkshire, England, who set sail from Liverpool, March 14, 17 19, ar- 
rived at New York May 30th, and later took up his residence on a farm, a mile 
northeast of Pennington, in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. In about two years 
after his arrival he was chosen clerk of the Township, and probably about the 
same time was appointed an elder of the Presbyterian Church. He attended the 
sessions of the Synod of Philadelphia, in 1722, 1723, and 1725. His name is 
found in the minutes of the mother Presbytery and occurs last in the Synodical 
Records of 1737. In the conflict in the Presbyterian Church, which issued in the 
schism of 1741, he, Thomas Burroughs, ancestor of Rev. George Burrowes, D.D., 
Edward Hart, father of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, 
1776, and Timothy Baker were prominent supporters of the " old side." The 
erection of the first church building in Pennington is ascribed in large part to the 
Zealand liberality of Mr. Armitage. His old Bible, printed in 1671, is still in 



existence. His wife, Martha , died in England, August 4, 1713. Mary Ar- 

mitage was the great granddaughter of John Armitage, of England.* 

Capt. Joseph Moore* and Christiana Green and Mart; Ar- 
mitage had 

2475. IIEnsign Ei,y', m. Elizabeth Hoff 

(Cornelius), d. 1839, aet. 86; he a'. 
October i, 181 2, aet. 67. (will). 

2476. II Capt. MosBS^ m. i. Elizabeth Van 

Cleve' (Chrtinyonce*, John', Benja- 
min\ John'); 2. Coryell (Abra- 
ham), New Hope, Pa.; 3. Mary 

Coryell (Abraham), New Hope, Pa.; 
he d. 1810, aet. 60. [2500] 

2477. Dr. Ephraim', unmarried ; physi- 


2478. Elizabeth^, m. Col. John Van Cleve' 

(Chreinyonce*, John^, Benjamin', 

2475. Ensign E,ly Moore^ (Capt. Joseph*, m. Christiana Green, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Elizabeth if o// (Cornelius). 

Ensign Ely Moore' lived on his father's farm near Pennington, N. J. He 
was made Ensign June 17, 1776, First Regiment, Hunterdon County, Third Com- 
pany, Capt. John Hunt. 

Appraisbmbnt of Damage Sustained by Citizens of What Was Hunterdon 
County, N. J., during the Revolution. 

No. 27 Inventory of the loss and Damage Ely Moore sustained by the Continental 
Army in Decern. 1776 : 

^. s. d. 

I Mare 15.0.0 500 Hay 20s 16 00 00 

I Knap Sack & 2 Shirts 30S. 2 pr Stockings los 2 00 00 

I pr. Corduroy Breeches 30s. i Blanket 15s 2 05 00 

I Silk handkf. 6s. i Great Coat (new) 45s 2 11 00 

I small Glass, i silver teaspoon & 1 Butcher knife 07 06 

Sworn to by Ely Moore. 

Ensign Ely Moore' and Elizabeth Hoff had 

23 03 06 

2479. IIJOSEPH*, m. I. Sarah B. Phillips' 
(Thomas^, John'); 2. Leah Wilson, d. 
1841, aet. 60; he d. May 9, 1852, 
aet. 72. [2483] 

2480. Sarah*, m. Benjamin Stout Hill; his 

third wife. 

2481. Fanny*, m. Ira Jewell. 

2482. Elizabeth*, m. John Maxwell ; t 

Savannah, Ga. 

2479. Joseph Moore" (Ensign Ely', Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John") and Sarah B. Phillips' (Thomas^ John^ and Leah 
Wilson had 

2483. IJIMLAY', m. I. Amanda Howell* 

(Joseph*, John', David^ Daniel'); 
2. Rebecca Brearley* (Benjamin*, 
Gen. Joseph', David'', John'); he d. 
1882. [2489] 

2484. II Charles', m. Lydia Ann Howell* 

(Joseph*, John', David^ Daniel'), 
of Fallsington, Bucks County, Pa., 
d. March 3, 1898; he d. 1870, mer- 
chant, Trenton, N. J. [2491]. 


I Ely', m. Juliet Ann HilP (Stout'); 
he d. 1863, Pennington, N. J. 

Thomas', m. Widow Ann Moore 

[Catharine', m. William A. Green. 


2488. Elizabeth', m. Rev. Joseph W. 
Blythe; second wife. 

* * » » * 



• First Presbyterian Church, of Hopewell, at Pennington, N. J., Rev. George Hale, D.D. 

t The Flemington, N. J., Records have a marriage, Elizabeth Moore, Amwell, Henry Maxwell, October 7, 



2483. Imlay Moore' (Joseph', m. Sarah B. PhilHps, Ensign Ely°, Capt. 
Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Amanda HoiiJelP 
(Joseph*, John', David', Daniel') and "R^ebecca 'Brearlej/' (Benjamin*, Gen. 
Joseph', David', John'). 

Amanda HowelP was the daughter of Joseph*, died April 17, 1853, ^Z^^ 77. 
and Mary Hough (Jesse), the granddaughter of John', an elder in the Ewing 
Church, died 1779, aged 52, and Naomi Hart (Joseph), who died 1803, aged 67, 
the great-granddaughter of David', died October 24, 1775, aged 70, and Mary Baker, 
who died January 15, 1786, aged 79, the great-great-granddaughter of Daniel*, who 
died April 25, 1732, aged 52, and his wife, "the sister of Ebenezer Prout's wife," 
who died September 26, 1760, aged 76. 

Imlay Moore' and Amanda HoWell and Rebecca "Brearley 


2489. Joseph Howei.l'*, m. Mary Carr. 

2490. Mary^ ; No. 177 Greenwood Avenue, 

Trenton, N. J. 

2484. Charles Moore' (Joseph', m. Sarah B. Phillips, Ensign Ely', 
Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Lydia jinn 
HoWelV (Joseph*, John', David', Daniel'). 

Charles Moore', a member of a family long identified with Hopewell, was 
a merchant in Trenton, carried on the flour and linseed oil business, and was a 
member of the firm of machinists, I. and C. Moore. He built the Ziegenfuss 
flour mill in 1835. 

Lydia Ann Howell was the daughter of Joseph Howell, a wealthy 
plantation owner and tanner of Fallsington, Bucks County. To those who 
knew her best, Mrs. Moore was the embodiment of a generous though unosten- 
tatious charity. Quick to relieve the wants of the needy, she used her wealth 
for the good of this city. Of agreeable personality, well informed and genial in 
disposition, her home by her presence was made peculiarly attractive.* Lydia 
Ann Howell was a sister of Amanda Howell who married Imlay Moore'. 

Charles Moore' and Lydia Ann HoWell had 

2491. llCoi.. ECKFORD^, m. Anna Temple I 2492. Chari,es*. 
(William); Trenton, N. J. [2493] | 

2491. Col. E.cKford Moore' (Charles', Joseph', Ensign Ely', Capt. Jo- 
seph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Jinna Temple (William) 

2493. Hei,EN Brdnner", d. November 2, 
1899, aet. 25, Trenton, N. J. 

2485. Ely Moore' (Joseph', Ensign Ely', Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel', Rev. John') and Juliet Ann Hill had 

2494. Sarah BtizABETH". 

2495. Jesse". 

2496. Mary Jane' 

2497. Joseph H.** 

2498. HFranklin Van Dyke'; Hopewell,, 

N. J. [2499] 

* Trenton Newspaper. 


2498. Franklin VandyKe Moore' and had 

2499. Julia'. 

2476. Capt. Moses Moore'* (Capt. Joseph*, m. Christiana Green, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^ and Elizabeth Van CleVe' (Chrein- 

yonce*, John', Benjamin', John^) and Coryell (Abraham) and J\Iart; 

Coryell (Abraham). 

Capt. Moses Moore° resided at Newton, Sussex County, N. J. He was 
First Lieutenant, First Regiment, Capt. John Hunt's Company, May 10, 1777. 

Elizabeth Van Cleve* was the daughter of Chreinyonce' and Penelope Phil- 
lips (Philip), of Lawrence, N. J., the granddaughter of John', who married, first 
Sarah Couvenhoven, second Neeltie Van Marter (Chreynjans), moved to Law- 
rence, N. J., and died there 1772, aged 72, the great-granddaughter of Benjamin' 
and Hendricke Sutphen, the great-great-granddaughter of John' and Engeltie, 
his wife, who came from Amsterdam, Holland, and settled at New Utrecht, of 
which he was a patentee. [2669] . 

Capt. Moses Moore' and Elizabeth Van CleVe and 

Coryell and Mary Coryell had 

2500. IICoL. Van ClbvE^, m. 1804, Bath- 

sheba Lucas; he d. November ii, 
1824, aet. 44. [2504] 

2501. Coryell", d. 1846, Williamsport, Pa. 

2502. II Hon. Ely", 3. July 4, 1798, Hunter- 

don County, N. J., m. i. Emma 
Contant (Gilbert), N. Y.; 2. 
(widow) Clara Baker ; lie d. Janu- 
ary 27, i860, Lecompton, Kan. 

2503. Sarah", m. William Rittenhouse ; 


2500. Col. Van Cleve Moore' (Capt. Moses\ m. Elizabeth Van Cleve, 
Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') andBathshebaLucas* 

Col. Van Cleve Moore was Sheriff of Sussex County, N. J., from 182 1 to 

Col. Van Cleve Moore* and "Bathsheba Lucas had 

2504. Sarah', m. James Phillips; she d. I 
May 8, 1822, aet 18. | 

2502. Hon. Ely Moore' (Capt. Moses', m. Mary Coryell, Capt. Joseph*, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Emma Contant and Mrs. 
Clara "BaXer. 

Hon. Ely Moore' removed from New Jersey to New York City. In 1834 
he was elected to Congress ; he served two terms. He was editor of the National 
Trades Union, N. Y., was President of the Board of Trade and Surveyor of the 
Port of New York. In 1845 President Polk selected him for Marshal of the 
South District of New York. In 1838, 1839 he was political editor of the New 
York Evening Post, and in 1851 he owned and edited the Warren Journal of 
Belvidere, N. J. In 1853 he received the agency for the Miami and other tribes 
of Indians in Kansas. In 1855 he was appointed register of the U. S. Land 
office in Lecompton, Kansas. The following gives his style as a public speaker :t 

*Bathsheba Lucas, m. i. WiUiam Saussaman, 2. Col. Van Cleve Moore, 3. Judge Richard Broadhead, of 
Milford, Pike County, Pa., who was the father of Richard Broadhead, United States Senator, who lived in 
Easton, Pa. 

t Extract of a speech by Hon. Ely Moore, made in New York, in 1834, at a meeting held to urge contributions 
for the completion of the Washington monument. 



In no one instance, perhaps, was Washington's influence with the army so strikingly 
exemplified as in his attack on the enemy at Trenton. O'er and o'er have I listened with in- 
tense anxiety, in the day of my boyhood, whilst my now departed sire, who fought and bled 
on that proud field, recited with thrilling interest, all that related to the enterprise. "It was on 
a December's night," would he say, "when our little heart-broken army halted on the banks of 
the Delaware. That night was dark, cheerless, tempestuous, and bore a strong resemblance to 
our country's fortune ! It seemed as if Heaven and earth had conspired for our destruction. 
The clouds lowered — darkness and the storm came on apace. The snow and hail descended, 
beating with unmitigated violence upon the supperless, half-clad, shivering soldiers ; and in the 
roarings of the flood and the wailings of the storm was heard by fancy's ear the knell of our 
hopes and the dirge of liberty ! The impetuous river was filled with floating ice. An attempt 
to cross it, at that time, and under such circumstances, seemed a desperate enterprise, yet it 
was undertaken and, thanks be to God and Washington, was accomplished. 

" From where we landed on the Jersey shore, to Trenton, was about nine miles, and, 
on the whole line of march, there was scarcely a word uttered, save by the officers, when giving 
some order. 'We were well-nigh exhausted,' said he, ' many of us frost-bitten, and the majority 
of us so badly shod that the blood gushed from our frozen and lacerated feet at every tread, yet 
we upbraided not, complained not, but marched steadily and firmly, though mournfully, on- 
ward, resolved to persevere to the uttermost, not for our country — our country, alas ! we had 
given up for lost — not for ourselves — life, for us, no longer wore a charm — but because such was 
the will of our beloved chief — 'twas for Washington alone, we were willing to make the sacrifice'. 
When we arrived within sight of the enemy's encampment, we were ordered to form a line, 
when Washington reviewed us. Pale and emaciated, dispirited and exhausted, we presented 
a most unwarlike and melancholy aspect. The paternal eye of our chief was quick to discover 
the extent of our sufferings, and acknowledge them with his tears, but, suddenly checking his 
emotions, he reminded us that our country and all that we held dear was staked upon the 
issue of the coming battle. As he spoke, we gathered ourselves up and rallied our energies ; 
every man grasped his arms more firmly, and the clenched hand, and the compressed lip, and 
steadfast look, and the knit brow, told the soul's resolve. 

" Washington observed us well ; then did he exhort us, with all the fervor of his soul, 
' On yonder field to conquer, or die the death of the brave.' At that instant, the glorious sun, 
as if in prophetic token of our success, burst forth in all his splendor, bathing in liquid light the 
blue hills of Jersey. The faces which, but a few moments before, were blanched with despair, 
now glowed with martial fire and animation. Our chief, with exultation, hailed the scene ; 
then casting his doubts to the winds, and calling on the 'God of battles' and his faithful 
soldiers, led on the charge. The conflict was fierce and bloody. For more than twenty min- 
utes, not a gun was fired ; the sabre and the bayonet did the work of destruction ; 'twas a hur- 
ricane of fire, and steel, and death. 'There did we stand,' would he say 'there did we stand, 
foot to foot and hilt to hilt, with the serried foe! and where we stood, we died or conquered.' " 

The result of that action, gentlemen, is known to you all, as are also its bearings upon 
the fortunes of America. Had defeat attended our arms at that trying crisis, our cause was lost, 
forever lost, and freedom had found a grave on the plains of Trenton! But the wisdom and 
prudence of Washington secured us the victory, and, consequently our liberty. 

How great our obligation, then, and how much it behooves us, at this time, to show our 
gratitude by erecting to his memory a monument that shall tell to after ages, not only that 
Washington was great, but that we were grateful. I^et it no longer be delayed. To pause, is 
to invite defeat ; to persevere, is to insure success. 

Erly Moore' and Emma Contant and Mrs. Clara 

2508. IIHelen', b. September 10, 1833, m. 

George C. Baker (George), Wash- 
ington, D. C; she d. 1872, Wash- 
ington, D. C. [2523] 

2509. IJEly', *. December 7, 1834, m. Rose 

S. M'Kenney; Lawrence, Kansas. 

2510. Contant', d. young. 

"Balder had 

2505. piARY', d. October 4, 1825, New York 

City, m. G. U. Reynolds (George); 
she d. July 26, 1889, New Bruns- 
wick, N. J. [2511] 

2506. II Hampden', i. January i5, 1827, New 

York City, m. 1853, i. Sarah Sharp; 
2. Fanny Travers. [2515] 

2507. IIEmma', b. March 25, 1830, New 

York City, m. March 27, 1850, John 
Coughtry, b. November 29, 1819, 
Albany N. Y.; Trenton, N. J. 


2505. Mary Moore' (Hon. Ely', Capt. Moses\ Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and G. U. K^epnolds had 

2511. EME1.1NE Reynoi,ds«. I 2513. Mary M. Reynolds^. 

I 2514. Ei,v Reynoi.ds.8 

2512. Edwin G. Reynolds'. 




2506. Hampden Moore' (Hon. Ely', Capt. Moses^ Capt. Joseph*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah A. Sharp and Fanny 
Gravers had 

2515. Emma'. 

2516. Hannah'. 

2517. Minnie'. 

2518. Gbrtrude'. 

2507. Erinrtta Moore' (Hon. Ely", Capt. Moses', Capt. Joseph*, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John Coughtry had 

2519. IIEloise Codghtry', b. August 24, 2520. Lii-ian Codghtry*, b. March 4, 
1853, ni- December 13, 1883, Louis 1856. 

H. McKee; she d. May 20, 1898. jjji. bki,i,a Coughtry', *. November 14, 
[2522] 1865, d. November 25, 1883. 

2519. £.loise Goughtry' and Louis H. McKee had 

2522. Louis Coughtry McKes', b. March 
3, 1887. 

2508. Helen Moore' (Hon. Ely', Capt. Moses^ Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and George C. "Baker had 

2523. Ei<Y Baker', b. 1856. 

2524. Clara Baker', b. 1858. 

2525. II George C. Baker', b. i860, m. 

Helen Moore. [2528] 

2526. IIFrederick C. Baker', b. 1864, m. 

• [2530] 

2527. John Paul Baker', b. 1869. 

2525. George C. BaRer* and Helen Moore had 

2528. Anna Baker', b. 1884. | 2529. George C. Baker', Jr., b. 1890. 

2526. FredericK C. BaKer' and 

2530. Fredwin Baker', b. 1890. 


2478. Elizabeth Moore' (Capt. Joseph*, m. Christiana Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Col. John Van CleVe had 






II ChrEINYONCE Van Cleve' , m. Sarah 
Smith (John). [2339], [2540] 

IIJosEPH Van ClEve", m. i. Charity 
Stillwell (John); 2. Sarah Stillwell 
(John), -widow of Samuel Brown. 

IISamuel Van Cleve', m. Phebe 
Stillwell (John) [2565] 

II Charles Van Cleve"', m. Sarah 

Waters (John). [2569] 
Christiana Van Cleve', m. Cor- 
nelius HoflF, Jr. 

2536. Elizabeth Van Cleve^, m. Daniel 

Blackwell, of Hopewell, N. J. 

2537. Nancy Van Cleve*, m. Nathaniel 

R. Titus. 

2538. Martha Van Cleve*, m. William 


2539. II Penelope Van Cleve', m. Daniel 

Blackwell, of Stony Brook. 


2531 . Chreinyonce Van Cleve' (Elizabeth Moore', m. Col. John Van 
Cleve, Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah 
Smith had 

2540. II Chreinyonce Van Cleve', m. 

Van Bright; New Brunswick, N. J. 

2541. II Ely Van Cleve', m. Hetty Atchley 
(Jesse). [2543] 


2540. Chreinyonce Van Cleve' and Van "Bright had 

2542. CoRNEWUS Van CtEVE*. 

2541. Ely Van Cleve' and Hetty A tchlep had 

2543. Sarah Van Ci<Eve^, m. William 

Quick; Flemington, N. J. 

2544. Rachei< Van Ci<Eve^ 

2545- Jane Van CI<EVK^ m. Samuel 

2546. Anne Van ClEve', m. Liverton 

2532. Joseph Van Cleve^ (Elizabeth Moore^ m. Col. John Van Cleve, 
Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Charity StiUWell 
and tSarah StillWell, widow of Samuel Brown, had 

2547. I|PhEbE Ann Van Ci,Eve', m. David ***** 

L. Titus. [2550] 
2548. II Deacon John Stevenson Van 
Cleve', m. Maria Muirhead (Ben- 
jamin). [2554] 

2549. II Elizabeth Van Cleve', m. Joseph 
Home. [2557] 

2547. Phebe Ann Van Cleve' and VaVid L. Titus had 

2550. Joseph Titus* ; lived in the South. I 2552. Andrew Titus'*. 

2551. Charity Titus*, a'. . | 2553. Livingston Titus*; Jersey City, N.J. 

2548. Deacon John Stevenson Van Cleve' and Maria Muir" 
head had 

2554. SalliE Van Cleve*, m. Parker; 1 2555. IIAUGUSTUS Van ClEVE*, m. , 

Morristown, N. J. | d. . [2556] 

2555. Augustus Van Cleve' and had 

2556. Benjamin Van Cleve". 

2549. ELlizabeth Van Cleve' and Joseph Home had 

2557. Ellen Horne*, unmarried. 

2558. IIMary Horne*, m. Abram Praul, 

Amwell, N. J.; Ringoes, N. J. 


2559- IIJODSON HoRNB*, m. Wilson- 

Ringoes, N. J. [2564] 

2558. Mary Horne' and Abram Praul had 

2560. Praul'. I 2562. Praul'. 

J561. Praul'. I 2563. PraulI 

2559. Judson Home' and Wilson had 

2564. Fred Horne". 

2533. Samuel Van Cleve" (Ehzabeth Moore^ m. Col. John Van Cleve 
Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Phebe StillWell 


2565. IIREV. Crook Stephenson Van I of PenninErton M t • T^^t-i.^A! * 

Cleve', m. Sarah Bunn (Joshua), | minister f 2566] ' ^- ^^*^°<i'^t 



2565. Rev. CrooK Stephenson Van Cleve' and Sarah "Bunn 


2566. Joshua B. Van Clbvb^ I 2568. Mary Van Cleve*. 

2567. Wesley Van Cleve'. I 

2534. Charles Van Clave' (Elizabeth Moore^ m. Col. John Van Cleve, 
Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Sarah Waters 

2569. John Van Cleve'. 

2570. Samuel Ege Van Cleve'. 

2571. Charity Van Cleve'. 

2572. Mary Van Cleve', m. George 


2573. Eliza Van Clbve', m. Wilson Cham- 


2574. Joseph Van Cleve', drowned. 


Nancy Blackwell', d. . 



Eliza Blackwell', d. . 



William Blackwell', d. . 



Israel Blackwell', d. . 



isHi Blackwell', d. . 


Armitage Blackwell', d. . 


2539. Penelope Van Cleve' (Elizabeth MooreS m. Col. John Van 
Cleve, Capt. Joseph*, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Daniel 
'Blackwell, of Stony Brook, had 

Charity Blackwell', d. . 

Cornelius Blackwell', d. . 

Henry Blackwell', d. . 

Hannah Moore Blackwell'; Pen- 
nington, N. J. 

Hunt Blackwell' ; Pennington , N. J. 

1074. Sarah Moore* (Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
"Benjamin temple (Abraham;. 

Benjamin Temple was descended from Abraham', who came from England 
to Salem, Massachusetts, where he received a grant of land in 1636. Benjamin 

Temple's first wife was Hart, by whom he had two daughters who died 

young. His third wife was Widow Horsford by whom there were no children. 

Sarah Moore* and Benjamin Temple had 

2586. Sarah TempleS d. j'oung. d. August 28, 1757; she d. — — ._ 

2587. IIJoanna TEMPLE^ m. John Temple' 

(Timothy^, Abraham'), her cousin, 


2587. Joanna Temple* (Sarah Moore', m. Benjamin Temple, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and John Temple had 




IjAsHER Temple", m. Mary Hart 

(William), d. 1847; he d. . 


IITiMOTHY Temple", m. Martha Cor- 
nell (John), Hopewell, d. 1833, aet. 
60; he d. 1827, aet. 56. [2605] 

I! William Temple", m. Frances 
Temple* (Nathaniel', Timothy'^, 
Abraham'), his cousin, d. 1846, aet. 
63; he d. September 9, 1846, aet. 
71. [2610] 

2591. Sarah Temple", m. Asher R. Hart' 

(Richard^ John'), 2d wife, d. 1846, 
aet. 86; she d. 1840, aet. 80; buried 
in Ewing Churchyard. 

2592. Elizabeth Temple", unmarried. 

2593. Joanna Temple", d. young. 

2594. Abigail Temple", unmarried. 

2588. Asher Temple* (Joanna Temple*, m. John Temple, Sarah Moore*, m. 
Benjamin Temple, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary Hart ha.d 



2595. II Nathaniel Tbmpi,k', m. Eleanor 

Slack. [2601] 

2596. Hannah Temple', unmarried. 

2597. Sarah Temple', m. John Lanning. 

2598. ||Benjamin Temple', m. Catharine 

Peck, of Connecticut. [2603] 

2599. Israel Temple', m. Cornelia Hunt 

(Nathaniel) . 

2600. IIJOHN Temple', m. i. MahalaPhillips 

(Andrew), i/. 1844, aet. 33; 2. Widow 
Susan Hoagland. [2618] 

2595. Nathaniel Temple' and Eleanor Slack had 

2601. George Temple*. | 2602. Mary Ann Temple*. 

2598. Benjamin Temple' and Catharine Peck tad 

2603. Mary Temple*. | 2604. Charlotte Temple* 

2589. Timothy Temple' (Joanna Temple^ m. John Temple, Sarah 
Moore*, m. Benjamin Temple, Nathaniel", Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John^) and 
Martha Cornell had 

2605. Susan Temple', unmarried, d. 1842, 2608. Nathaniel Temple', unmarried, d. 

aet. 35. 1841, aet. 36. 

2606. Phebe Temple', unmarried, d. 1831, 2609. Hannah Temple', unmarried, d. 

aet. 20. 1846, aet. 33. 

2607. Joanna Temple', unmarried, rf. 1846, 

aet. 35. 

2590. William Temple' (Joanna Temple', m. John Temple, Sarah Moore*, 

m. Benjamin Temple, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and Frances 
Temple had 

2610. Joanna Temple'. 2614. Jessb Temple'. 

2611. Sarah Temple'. 2615. Cornelia Temple'. 

2612. Timothy Temple'. 2616. Mary Eliza Temple', d. 1847. 

2613. John Temple'. 2617. William Temple', a'. 1841. 

2600. John Temple' (Asher Temple^ Joanna Temple', m. John Temple, 
Sarah Moore*, m. Benjamin Temple, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Mahala 'Phillips and widow Susan Hoagland had 

2618. Benjamin Temple*. 2620. Anna Temple*. 

2621. Aurelia Temple*. 

2619. Mary Temple*. 

1075. Benjamin Moore*, of Hopewell, N. J. (Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, 
Rev. John') and Elizabeth Moore*, of Newtown, I^. I. (Samuel' Capt Sam- 
uel', Rev. John'). [53] 

Benjamin Moore* lived on the homestead near Pennington. He is buried 
inEwing Churchyard. In his father's will he is called " youngest son Ben- 





Benjamin Moore* and Elizabeth Moore* had 

IISarah^ b. March 13, 1756, m. March 
4, 1784, Daniel Woodward (Benja- 
min), b. September 23, 1759, d. 
February 27, 1826, aet. 74; she d. 
March j, 1842, aet. 86. [2626] 

II Elizabeth*, b. February 3, 1758, m. 
William Sackett Moore' (Benjamin*, 
Joseph', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'), 

b. September 23, 1758, d. February 
3, 1825; she d. November 14, 1828, 
aet. 60. [462], [472] 

2624. AuGUSTiNK*, 6. 1760, m. Sarah Car- 

penter (John, Senr.); he d. Decem- 
ber a6, 1809, aet. 49; buried in Ew- 
ing Churchyard; no children. 

2625. Hannah', d. aet. 14. 

2622. Sarah Moore* (Benjamin*, 

Rev. John') and Daniel WoodWard 

2626. IISarah Woodward^, b. November 

20, 1785, m. March 13, 1804, Charles 
Moore^ (William*, Samuel*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. 
John'), b. January 7, 1781, d. Au- 
gust 3, 1815; she d. April 13, 1812. 

2627. II Hannah Woodward*,* b. April 12, 

1789, m. January 19, 1815, Jesse 
Moore' (Sackett*, Joseph', Capt. 
Samuel^, Rev. John'), 2d wife, b. 
April 14, 1750, d. July 8, 1839; she 
d. April 9, 1875, aet. 86; no chil- 
dren; Pennington, N. J. [448] 

of Hopewell, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
(Benjamin) had 

2628. IIMary Woodward', b. April 21, 

1792, m. January 11, 1820, James 
Anderson; she d. February i, 1870, 
aet. 78; Pennington, N. J. 


2629. II Benjamin Moore Woodward*, b. 

October 2, 1795, m. May 25, 1820, 
Margaret Roberts' fEdmund^, m. 

Elizabeth , John') , b. September 

I, 1799, d. May 16, 1871; he d. May 
29, 1881. [2634], [2681] 

2630. Elizabeth Woodward', d. young. 

2628. Mary Woodward* (Sarah Moore^ m. Daniel Woodward, Benja- 
min,* of Hopewell, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and James Ander- 
son had 

2631. James Anderson'; was in Wilming- 
ton, Del., in 1852. 

2632. II Benjamin Anderson', m. . 


2632. Benjamin Anderson' (Mary Woodward", m. James Anderson, 
Sarah Moore*, m. Daniel Woodward, Benjamin*, of Hopewell, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel^ Rev. John') and had 

2633. Mary Moore Anderson'. 

2629. Benjamin Moore Woodward' (Sarah Moore*, m. Benjamin 
Woodward, Benjamin*, of Hopewell, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Margaret 'R.oberts had 


DaniEI, Woodward', m. Susan 

2635. Alexander Woodward', m. Louisa 


2636. Sarah Elizabeth Woodward', m. 

Jotham Frazee. 

2637. Hannah M. Woodward', m. Samuel 

F. Hughes. 

2638. Jane Woodward', m. Charles E. 


2639. Margaret Woodward', m. Arthur 


♦ In the family records written in her Bible, she Bays the silver spoons in her posseflsion were made from 
a silver tankard belonging to Nathaniel Moore^. 

2640. Andrew R. Woodward', m. Abigail 

2641. Oliver Woodward', m. Ellen La- 


2642. Ann Woodward', m. Pierson. 

2643. Martha Woodward', m. Theodore 

P. Wiggins. 

2644. Emma Woodward', m. Frazier 




1076. Phebe Moore* (Nathaniel^ Capt. 
ard Green" (Richard' William'*) had 

2645. ||Wii,i,lAM R. GrEEn^, m. Elizabeth 

Burroughs* (James*, John^, John^, 
John^), b. January 12, 1758, d. 
1842, aet. 84; he d. 1818. [2657] 

2646. II Nathaniel Green*, m. Sarah 

Howell* ( Daniel', DanieP, Daniel^ ) ; 2652. 

he d. September 25, 1831, aet. 75. 

[2695] 2653. 

2647. II Richard Green*, m. i. Martha 

Howell (Christopher); 2. ; 

Pennsylvania. [2731] 3654. 

2648. HENOCH Green* m. Davis, Phila- 

delphia; he d. 1856, Trenton, N. J. 

2649. yjOHN Green*, b. October 17, 1766, 

near Trenton, N. J., m. February 2655. 

2, 1790, Rhoda Howell* (Daniel'', 
DanieP, Daniel'), b. near Trenton, 
N. J., December 14, 1766, d. Sep- 
tember 14, 1839; he d. March 9, 1854, 
Easton, Pa.; both buried in First 
Presbyterian Churchyard, Easton, 
Pa. [2739] 2656. 

Samuel Green*, unmarried. 


||Benjamin Green*, i^. July 14, 1773, 
m. I. Elizabeth Traill (Robert), 

Samuel', Rev. John') and/i/c^= 

b. February 10, 1777, d. April 25, 
181 7; 2. Hannah Johnson, b. De- 
cember 31, 1767, rf. October 5, 1834; 
he d. November 19, 1855, aet. 82. 

IIJoseph Green*, m. i. Julia Hiling; 
2. . [2908] 

II George Green*, m. Henrietta 
Hiling, widow of Bertram Galbraith. 

II Rebecca Green*, m. William B. 

Green* (Benjamin^, Benjamin^, 

William'), d. January 13, 1837, 

aet. 75; she d. May 4, 1817, aet. 52. 


IISarah Green*, b. February 22, 1759, 
m. September 27, 1781, Samuel 
Moore* (Capt. John*, Nathaniel^ 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John'), b. 
1754, d. March 9, 1799, Easton, Pa.; 
she (/. January 15, 1S29, Easton, Pa. 
[1083], [2112] 

II Mary Green*, m. Daniel Still well; 
Zanesville, O. 

2645. William R-. Green' (Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Elizabeth Burroughs' (James*, John', John^ 

Elizabeth Burroughs^ was the daughter of James*, who died 1784, aged 49, 
and his wife Mary Jones, who died 1798, aged 63, the granddaughter of John', 

who came to Ewing Township, New Jersey, when about twenty-one and 

, the great-granddaughter of John', born 1665, died 1699, and Margaret, 

daughter of I^ambert Woodward, the great-great-granddaughter of John' and 
widow Elizabeth Reed. [2078] 

William R. Green' and Elizabeth "Burroughs had 


II Samuel GrEBn", m. Sarah Scudder' 
(Jedediah", John*, Richard B.*, 
John', John^, Thomas'); he </. Jan- 
uary 30, 1812, aet. 31. [2660] 

2658. IIJAMES B. Green«, m. Catharine An- 

thony^ (William^, George'), d. May 
25, 1866, aet. 80; he d. October 23, 
1847, aet. 63. [2667] 

2659. Nancy Green*, m. Joseph Green. 

2657. Samuel Green' (William R. Green' 

m. Elizabeth Burroughs, 

Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Sarah Scudder' (Jedediah*, John', Richard*, John', John', Thomas'). 

Sarah Scudder' was the daughter of Jedediah' and his wife Anna Roberts. 

Samuel Green" and Sarah Scudder had 


2660. IIJBDEDiAH Green', m. Rachel Pax- 
ton. [2663] 

2661 iRA Green' ; went to New Orleans and 
was never heard from. 

IIEphraim Green', m. Mary Bassett, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Quincy, 111 


* See page g. 



2660. Jedediah Green' (Samuel Green', m. Sarah Scudder, William R. 
G^een^ m. Elizabeth Burroughs, Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and "R^achel Paxton had 

2663. Mary Green*. 

2662. £,phraini Green' (Samuel Green', m. Sarah Scudder, William R. 
Green', m. Elizabeth Burroughs, Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary "Bassett had 

2664. Frances Green*. i 2666. Lewis Green*. 

2665. Henry Green*. I 

2658. James B. Green' (William R. Green*, m. Elizabeth Burroughs, 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Catharine Anthoni/' (William', George'). 

James B. Green was a trustee of Ewing Church. 

Catharine Anthony' was the daughter of William', who died 1831, aged 
66, and his wife Martha, the daughter of Alexander Biles, of Maidenhead, N. J., 
the granddaughter of George', a native of Strasburg, Germany, who settled in 
Pennsylvania and his wife Catharine . 

James B. Green' and Catharine Anthony had 

2671. II Elizabeth Green', m. i. Theodore 





IINancy Green', m, John Scudder* 
(Ellas', Daniel", John^ Richard*, 
John', John^ Thomas^), d. 1840 
from an accident. [2675] 

IIWiLLlAM A. Green', m. Eliza 
Roberts* (Ephraim', Edmund^, 
Thomas'); he d. 1853. [2681] 

||Martha Green', m. John Van 
Cleve' (Benjamin*, Ishi», Chrein- 
yonce* John*, Benjamin^, John'), 
d. 1868, aet. 56; she d. . 

II Alexander B. Green', m. 1. Mary 
Ann Chambers^ (Clark*, Col. 
David*, Alexander', John'), d. May 
4, 1848, aet. 34; 2. Jane Rice, 
Trenton; 3. Mary Cook (Daniel); 
4. Clementine Davis, d. Columbia, 
Pa.; hear. . [2685] 

Johnson; 2. Thomas Cain; Phila- 
delphia, Pa. [2688] 

2672. IIJames B. Green', m. 1. Deborah 

Moore* (Cornelius^ Nathan'), d. 
August 14, 1855, aet. 34; 2. Maria 
Van Cleve' (Benjamin*, Ishi^, 
Chreinyonce*, John*, Benjamin', 
John'), d. 1877, aet. 59; 3. Eleanor 
Van Cleve, widow of Ephraim 
Woolsey. [2692] 

2673. Catharine Green', m. Harvey 

Johnson; Pennsylvania. 

2674. Edward Green', m. Catharine 

Sager (John), Trenton, N. J.; 
Sydney, Ohio. 

2667. Nancy Green' (James B. Green', William R. Green', Phebe 
Moore', m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John 
Scudder^ (Elias', Daniel', John', Richard B.*, John', John', Thomas'). 

John Scudder" was the son of Elias', a trustee of the Ewing Church, died 
June 20, 1811, and his wife, Sarah Smith (Jasper), died 1858, aged 84, the grand- 
son of Daniel', born August 6, 1736, a trustee of Ewing Church, died 1811, aged 
75, and Mary Snowden, of Burlington County, died 1798, aged 60. He was the 
brother of Jedediah'. [2079] 

Nancy Green' and John Scudder had 

2675. Alfred Scudder*, d. 1827. 

2676. Sarah Scudder*, m. Jesse Cook; 

she d. 1858. 

2677. Alexander Scudder*, d. in infancy. 

2678. Catharine Scudder*, m. Jesse 

Cook (2d wife). 

2679. John Scudder*, m. Moore. 

2680. William Scudder*, d. from an 




2668. William A. Green' (James B. Green', William R. Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eliza 
"BsJObertS^ (Ephraim', Edmund', Thomas')- 

William A. Green' lived and died at Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 

Eliza Roberts* was the daughter of Ephraim' and Mary Hart (Nathaniel), 
the granddaughter of Edmund', who was elder, trustee and deacon of the Pen- 
nington Presbyterian Church, married, September i8, 1778, i. Mercy Moore, died 
1814, 2. Elizabeth Hamilton, died 1817, 3. Elizabeth Stillwell, died 1824, the 
great-granddaughter of Thomas', who, before 1727, left Long Island and settled in 
Hopewell, N. J. 

William A. Green' and Eliza J{.oberts had 

2681. Alfred Green". I 2683. Mary Green^, m. Richard Jones. 

2682. Ephraim Green*, m. Skirm. I 2684. Augusta Green", m. Dye. 

2669. Martha Green' (James B. Green^ William R. Green^ Phebe Moore*, 
m. Richard Green, Nathaniel, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and John Van CleVe' 
(Benjamin*, Ishi', Chreinyonce', John', Benjamin', John'). 

John Van Cleve' was a trustee and elder of Ewing Church. He was a 
member of the State lyCgislature. He was the son of Benjamin" and Elizabeth 
Roberts (Edmund), the grandson of Ishi^ died 1827, and Mary Hart (Josiah), 
the great-grandson of Chreinyonce* and Penelope Phillips (Philip), the great- 
great-grandson of John'. [2476] 

2670. Alexander B. Green' (James B. Green", William R. Green', 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
Mary jinn Chambers^ (Clark*, Col. David', Alexander', John') and Jane 
Rice and Mary Coo1(, and Clementine DaVis. 

Alexander B. Green' was a merchant of Trenton, N. J., and later a resi- 
dent of Ewing, a member of the State Legislature, and an elder of Ewing Church. 

Mary Ann Chambers^ was the daughter of Clark* and Mary Guild (John), 
the granddaughter of Col. David', died 1842, Colonel of the Third Hunterdon 
(N. J.) Regiment in 1776, and of the Second Regiment in 1777, which he com- 
manded until the close of the Revolution, and Ruth Clark (Daniel), the great- 
granddaughter of Alexander', born in Ireland in 1716, died at Trenton, N. J., 
September 16, 1798, was trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton for 
forty-two years and treasurer for thirty years, and Rose Crage, the great -great- 
granddaughter of John'. 

Alexander B. Green' and Mary jinn Chambers and Jane 
Rice and Mary Cook and Clementine "DaVis had 

2685. LoxnSA Green*, m. Harvey Fisk, New 
York banker, of Fisk & Hatch, son 
of Rev. Joel Fisk, Congregationalist 
Clergyman, who d. 1856, aet. 60, and 
Clannda Chapman, d. 1878, aet. 78; 
buried in Ewing Churchyard; she d. 

2686. Alexander Green", d. aet. 23, bat- 

tle of Monocacy Bridge, Fourteenth 
New Jersey "Volunteers, Lieut. -Col. 
Caldwell, commanding. 

2687. Mary Green". 



2671. £,lizabeth Green' (James B. Green', William R. Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Theo' 
dore Johnson and Thomas Cain had 

2688. Thomas Johnson*. 

2689. JBNNIB Johnson*. 

2690. Cassis Johnson*. 


James Johnson*. 

* * * 

2672. James B. Green' (James B. Green^ William R. Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Deborah 
Moore" (Cornelius', Nathan') andMaria Van CleVe' (Benjamin', Ishi', Chrein- 
yonce*, John', Benjamin', John') andiEleanor Van CleVe (widow of Ephraim 

James B. Green was a trustee of Ewing Church. 

Deborah Moore" was the daughter of Cornelius', died November 19, 1853, 
aged 56, and his wife, Rachel Swan, who died July 23, 1850, aged 53, the grand- 
daughter of Nathan' and his wife Naomi . No relationship has been dis- 
covered between this family and the descendants of Rev. John Moore. 

James B. Green' and Deborah Moore andMaria Van CleVe 
and Eleanor Van CleVe had 

2692. Theodore Green*, d. September 19, 
1864, aet. 20, battle of Winchester, 
Lieutenant, Co. I, Fourteenth Reg- 
iment, New Jersey Volunteers. 

2693. Ai,BERT Green*, d. in childhood. 


2694. John Green*, m. Marion PottB 


2646. Nathaniel Green' (Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and vJara^ Hottfe//* (Daniel', Daniel', Daniel'). 

Sarah Howell*, who married Nathaniel Green', was the sister of Rhoda 
Howell*, who married John Green, of Easton, Pa., the brother of Nathaniel 
Green', the daughter of Daniel' and Mary Green (William), the gpranddaughter 
of Daniel' and Abigail Clark (Charles), the great-granddaughter of Daniel', who 
died April 25, 1732. 

Nathaniel Green' and Sarah HoWell had 

2695. IIArmitage Green*, m. I. Anna Maria 2696. 

j|Armitage Green*, m. i. Anna Maria 
Williams, of Freehold (Daniel); 2. 
Susan Moore' (John*, NathanieP, 
Capt. John*, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel*, Rev. John'); he d. July 19, 
1854; a merchant of Trenton, N . J. 
[1333]. [2699] 

Mary Green*, m. Major John How- 
ell* (John*, DanieP, Daniel'), d. 
1855, aet. 56; she d. •. [2717] 

2697. Ann Green*, m. Bradley Atwood; 

Memphis, Tenn. 

2698. John Green*, unmarried, d. January 

14, 1827. 

2695. Armitage Green' (Nathaniel Green', m. Sarah Howell, Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel*, Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Anna 
Maria Williams and Susan Moore'' (John", Nathaniel', Capt. John*, Na- 
thaniel', Capt. Samuel' Rev. John') had 

2699. IIAUGUSTUS Green', m. Eliza Ann 

Green^ (John*, Joseph', Benjamin*, 
William');Illinois. [2702] 

2700. Amanda Green', d. in infancy. 

2701. II Nathaniel Green', m. Charlotte 
Storms; a lawyer, Pekin, 111. 




2699. Augustus Green' (Armitage Green*, Nathaniel G^een^ Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John^) and Eliza 
jlnn Green^ (John*, Joseph', Benjamin', William') had 


Frederick a. Green*. 


Nathaniei, Green*. 


Francis O. Grben*. 


Stephen Green*. 


EwzABETH Green*. 


John G. Green*. 


lyOuisA Green*. 


Isabella Green*. 


Robert Green*. 


Augusta Green*. 

2701. Nathaniel Green' (Armitage Green^ Nathaniel Green^ Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Char- 
lotte Storms had 

2715. Douglass Green*. 

2712. Lily Green*. 

2713. Theodore Green*. 

2714. Frederick Green' 

2716. Don Morse Green*. 

2696. Mary Green" (Nathaniel Green\ m. Sarah Howell, Phebe Moore*, 
m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Maj, John 
HoWeir (John', Daniel', Daniel'). 

Major John Howell* was an elder in the Ewing Church till his death in 
1855, aged 56. He was the son of John', an elder in the Ewing Church, died 
1823, aged 74, and Mary Guild (Rev. John), the grandson of Daniel' and Abigail 
Clark, and the great-grandson of Daniel'. 

Mary Green" and Maj. John HoWell had 

Edward Howell', d. in childhood. 
Bradley Atwood Howell', m. i. 



Julia Hendrickson* (Beujamin*, 
Benjamin', William^, John'); 2. 
Arabella Morgan. [2721] 
IITheodore Sitgreaves Howell', 


m. Phebe Jones^ (John*, Benjamin', 
Joshua^, John^). [2722] 

IISarah Ann Howell', m. October 
14, 1852, Alfred Bluirhead* (John 
Guild*, George*, Andrew'', John^), i!i. 
August 6, 1831, d. May 25, 1875; she 
d. . [2724] 

2718. Bradley Atwood Howell' (Mary Green", m. Maj. John Howell, 
Nathaniel Green^ m. Sarah Howell, Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Julia Hendrickson' (Benjamin*, Benjamin', 
William', John') and Arabella Morgan had 

***** 1 2721. Charles Howell*. 

2719. Theodore Sitgreaves Howell' (Mary Green", m. Maj. John 
Howell, Nathaniel Green^ m. Sarah Howell, Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Phebe Jones' (John*, Benjamin', 
Joshua', John'). 

Phebe Jones^ was the daughter of John*, died September 23, 1868, aged 
82, and Mary Green (William), died March 2, 1858, aged 70, the granddaughter 
of Benjamin', died 1820, aged 60, and Catharine Anderson (Joshua), died 1833, 
aged 69, the great-granddaughter of Joshua' and Prudence Scudder (John), the 
great-granddaughter of John' and Katharine . 

Theodore Sitgreaves Howell' and Phebe Jones had 

2722. Mary Howell*. | 2723. Alfred Howell*. 


2720. Sarah Ann Howell' (Mary Green', m. Maj. John Howell, Na- 
thaniel Green', m. Sarah Howell, Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel^ 
Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and Alfred Muirhead" (John Guild*, George', 
Andrew^ John'). 

Alfred Muirhead* was the son of John Guild', an elder and trustee of 
Pennington Church, and Elizabeth Howell (Daniel), the grandson of George', a 
trustee of the Pennington Church, and Charity Guild (Rev. John), the great- 
grandson of Andrew^ and Elizabeth Waters (Jonathan) , the great-great-grandson 
of John', born in Glasgow, who came to Long Island, and Rebecca Bailey. 

Sarah Ann Howeir and jilfred Muirhead had 

2724. John Guild MDIRHBAD^ b. Febru- 

ary 6, 1854. 

2725. Sarah Muirhead", b. March 19, 

1857, d. April 7, 1857, Ewing, N. J. 

2726. George Muirhead*, b. February 

21, 1859, m. September 19, 1894, 
Jennie Alberta Metz; Tiffin, Ohio. 

2727. ||Anna Muirhead", b. June 13, 1864, 
m. June 28, 1883, Albert Brewer; 
she d. March 27, 1890, Tiffin, Ohio. 


2728. Henry Perkins Muirhead", b. 

May 16, 1867, m. July 11, 1885, 
Mamie M. West. 

2729. Lillian Muirhead". 

2727. Anna Muirhead' and A Ibert "BreWer had 

2730. Florence Brewer'. 

2647. F».ichard Green^ (Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and Martha HoWelV (Christopher', Christopher') 
and . 

Martha Howell' was the daughter of Christopher^ died 1802, and Joanna 
Green' (William^ married Lydia Armitage (Enoch), William'), the granddaugh- 
ter of Christopher', died April 25, 1779, aged 90, and Johanna, who came from 
I,ong Island and settled in Ewing Township, N. J., at an early date. 

Richard Green' and Martha HoWell and had 

2732. Ely Geeen*^. 

2731. Martha Green", m. Charles Reeder^ 
(John*, Isaac^ John^ Johni) d. 
1861, aet. 78; buried at Lawrence- 
ville, N. J. 

2733. Mary Green". 

2734. Elizabeth Green". 

2648. Enoch Green' (Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and DaVis had 

2735. David Green", m. Fanny Carman; 2737. Sarah GrEEn", m, Thomas Ilamil- 

Trenton, N. J. ton. 

2736. Susan Green", m. Caleb Carman. 2738. Maria Green", m. Samuel Tucker. 

2649. John Green' (Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. 
Samuel', Rev. John') and Rhoda HoWelV (Daniel', Daniel', Daniel'). 

Rhoda Howell* was the daughter of Daniel' and Mary Green' (William', 
married Ivydia Armitage (Enoch), William', m. Joanna Reeder), the granddaughter 
of Daniel', died 1763, aged 46, and Abigail Clarke, daughter of Charles Clarke, who 



died 1785, aged 69, the great-granddaughter of Daniel', died April 25, 1732, aged 

52, and May , died September 26, 1760, aged 76. 

Daniel Howell' came to Ewing, New Jersey, from Long Island. 





John Green' and Rhoda HoWell [2646] had 

HENOCH GrBSN^, b. March 21, 1791, 
Easton, Pa., m. January 30, 1817, i. 
Mary Bidleman (George), *. Octo- 
ber 2, 1794, d. January 2, 1842; 
June 17, 1844, 2. Catharine Ten 
Eyck, of Princeton, N. J., b. Octo- 
ber 16, 1800, d. March 24, 1862; he 
d. March 28, 1856, New York; 
buried in First Presbyterian Church- 
yard, Easton, Pa. [2746] 
Lydia Green^, b. May 28, 1794, 
Easton, Pa., unmarried, d. Novem- 
ber 10, 1866, Easton, Pa. 

IIElizabeth Green*, b. April i8, 

1797, Easton, Pa., m. June 18, 1817, 

David W. Deshler, Easton, Pa.; she 

d. August 3, 1827, Columbus, Ohio. 


IIRiCHARD Green', b. March 2, 1799, 
Easton, Pa., m. July 17, 1827, Sarah 
Maxwell Sherrerd ( Samuel ) , of New 
Jersey, b. September 18, 1803, d. 
September 27, 1883; he d. August 5, 
1846, Easton, Pa. [2787] 

2743. Daniel Howell Green', b. April 

15, 1801, Easton, Pa.; left home and 
was never heard from. 

2744. II Charles Green*, b. October 10, 

1803, Easton, Pa., m. October 19, 
1826, I. Eliza Maxwell* (John 
Sloane', Robert^, John'), of New 
Jersey, b. July II, 1807, d. August 
23, 1836; December 29, 1836, 2. 
Mary Lattimore {n€e Gumpert), b. 
January 22, 1802, d. April 27, 1893; 
he d. December s, 1854, Easton, 
Pa. [2792] 

2745. II William Green', b. July 11, 1806, 

Easton, Pa., m. April 18, , I. 

Elizabeth Bidleman (Henry), b. 
April 17, 1809, d. February II, 
1831; September 4, 1834, 2. Jane 
Maxwell Sherrerd (Samuel), of New 
Jersey, by Rev. John Gray, b. Sep- 
tember II, 181 1, d. December 7, 
1883; he d. November 6, 1882, 
Easton, Pa. [2797] 

2739. E,noch Green* (John Green', Phebe Moore', m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Marp "Bidleman (George) and 
Catharine Ten Eyck. 

Enoch Green" started business in Easton and later transferred it to Greens' 
Bridge, Greenwich Township, Warren County, New Jersey. He was interested 
in lumber, milling and coal, was a director of the Easton Bank, an elder of the 
Presbyterian Church, and a trustee of Lafayette College from 1835 to 1851. 

Enoch Green* and Mary "Bidleman and Catharine Ten Eyck 



II Ellen Green', m. Whitfield S. 
Johnson; Sussex County, N. J. 


2747. George B. Green', b. June 18, 1818, 

m. Ann S. Disbrow, d. May 22, 1887; 
hed. Novembers, 1888, Jersey City, 
N. J.; both buried in the Easton 

2748. IIMary Green', b. August 3, 1821, 

m. March 2, 1842, George D. 
Woodruff, b. May 31, 1813, at 
Drakeville, N. J., d. December 27, 
1888, East Orange, N. J.; she d. 
Jauuarv 31, 1888, East Orange, 
N.J. "[2748a] 

2749. IIJohn Green', b. March 14, 1823, 
Greenwich, N. J., m. , d. 

1898, aet. 75, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

2750. IIJOSEPH B. Green', b. December 18, 

1825, m. , d. September 

28, 1886, Camden, N. J. [2750a] 

2751. IIJuDGE Henry Green', b. August 

29, 1828, Greenwich, N. J., m. Ann 
Hulshizer, b. October 11, 1827; he d. 
August 16, 1900. [2760] 

2752. IIMargaret Green', b. December 

28, 1830, m. July 22, 1856, Henry 
Johnson, lawyer; Muncy, Pa. 


2746. Ellen Green' (Enoch Green*, John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Rich- 
ard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John") and Whitfield S. John- 




Whitfield S. Johnson was a lawyer and was Secretary of State of New 




Ellen Green^ and Whitfield S. Johnson had 

Mary Margarbtta Johnson^. 
Emii,y Euza Johnson'. 

I/AXJRA Catharine Johnson'. 
Euzabeth BiDtEMAN Johnson'. 





December 2, 1847, m. Maria Eliza- 
beth White (William, m. Hannah 
Haines); lawyer Hackensack, N. J. 

Margaret Green Johnson*. 

Ei,i,EN Green Johnson'. 

2757. William Mindred Johnson' (Ellen Green', m. Whitfield S. 
Johnson, Enoch Green*, John Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathan- 
iel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Marie Elizabeth White (William). 

WilUam Mindred Johnson* was State Senator for Passaic County, New 
Jersey for two terms, and was Second Assistant Postmaster-General. 

William Mindred Johnson' and Marie Elizabeth White 


2757a. Walter Whitfield Johnson', b. 2757c. 

April 13, 1875, d. March 16, 1891. 
2757*. George White Johnson", b. July 

26, 1877. 

Wihiam Kempton 
February 23, 1883. 

Johnson', b. 

2748. Mary Green' (Enoch Green^ John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Rich- 
ard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') and George X). Woodruff. 
George D. Woodruff was a New York wholesale merchant for forty-five 

Mary Green' and George D. 

3748a. George Green Woodruff', b. 
February 17, 1843, d. August 19, 

2748*. Catharine Ten Eyck Woodruff', 
b. August 26, 1844; East Orange, 

2748c. ySoPHiA Woodruff', b. December 
27, 1846, m. December 20, 1871, Dr. 
William Henry Risk; she d. April 
29, 1901; Summit, N. J. [2748c </] 

2748^. Frank Woodruff*, b. September 
9, 1848, d. January 18, 1849. 

2748^. Frederick Woodruff', b. Novem- 
ber 6, 1850; East Orange, N. J. 

2748/. Anna Green Woodruff', b. Feb- 
ruary 16, 1852, rf. November 4, 1853. 

Woodruff had 

Philemon Woodruff', b. March 
17. 1853, m. February 12, 1885, 
Carrie W. Cowdin; attorney, New- 
ark, N. J.; East Orange, N. J. 

[2748^ hi 

2748A. IIWarren Woodruff', b. August 18, 
1855, m. Phebe J. Hopler, d. 
;East Orange, N. J. [2748A i} 

27481. Mary Green Woodruff*, b. Au- 
gust 28, 1857; East Orange, N. J. 

27487. Henry Green Woodruff', b. De- 
cember 26, 1859, d. May 4, 1868. 

2748^. Edmund Drake Woodruff', b. 
March 17, 1862, m. March 25, 1896, 
Isabel Lefferts; Newark, N. J.; no 

2748c. Sophia Woodruff and Dr. William H. Risk had 

2748c rf. Margaret Henderson Risk', b. 
November 23, 1872. 

2748g. Philemon Woodruf r and Carrie W. CoWdin had 

2748^ h. Mary Green Woodruff', *. July 
22, 1886, d. February 11, 1892. 

2748g- i. Frederick Woodruff', b. March 
4, 1888, d. September 6, 1888. 

2748^7. Katharine Woodruff', b. May 

4, 1890. 
27485-/6. Philemon Woodruff', b. March 

27, 1895, d. August 7, 1896. 


2748h. Warren Woodruf F and Vhehe J. Hopler had 

2748A i. George Drake Woodruff', b. I 2748/1 j. Wihiam Hoplbr Woodruff", b. 
January 22, 1882. | July 26, 1883. 

2749. John Green' (Enoch Green', John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Rich- 
ard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. John') and . 

John Green' was a student of lyafayette College, class of 1839. He engaged 
in the milling business from 1 850-1 860, was connected with the Auditing Depart- 
ment of the L,ehigh Valley Railroad for a period of about thirty years, was a past 
officer of the Masonic bodies of Easton, Pa., and was a charter member of Hugh 
de Payens Commandery. 

John Green' and had 

2749a. Laura Grken^ m. Peters; Al- 

lentown, Pa. 

2750. Joseph B. Green' and ' had 

2750a. (Son) Green"; Camden, N. J. I 27501:. (Son) Green*; Camden, N. J. 

27506. (Son) Green"; Camden, N.J. I 2y5od. (Daughter) GrEEn"; Camden, N. J. 

2751. Judge Henry Green' (Enoch Green", John Green^ Phebe Moore*, 
m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Ann Hulshizer, 
Judge Henry Green', A.M., LL.D., a graduate of Lafayette College, class 
of 1846, and master orator in 1849, was admitted to the bar at Easton, Pa., in 
September, 1849, was a member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 
1872, Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1880, and Chief Justice 
until his death. He received his LL.D. from l,afayette College in 1880. 

Judge Henry Green' and Ann Hulshizer had 

2760. 11 Caroline Green*, b. September 30, 

— , m. February 8,1879, Hiram Bacon 
Howland, b. July 10, 1855, North- 
wood, Marion County, Indiana, d. 
1900; Indianapolis, Ind. [2764] 

2761. IIFrances Green", b. May 9, 1858, m. 

April 9, 1879, Henry Albert Potter, 
b. December 19, 1856, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Orange N.J. [2766] 

2762. IIFrederick Green", b. October 5, 

1859, m, Mary Wagener (JohnO.), 
b. July 22, 1861; Easton, Pa. [2769] 

2763. [|Ada Green", b. April 4, 1861, m. 

April 9, 1884, William Lesley 
Sheafer, b. February 19, 1859; 
Pottsville, Pa. [2771] 

2760. Caroline Green" (Judge Henry Green', Enoch Green^ John Green^ 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Hiram "Bacon HoWland. 

Hiram Bacon Howland was a graduate of Eafayette College, General Sci- 
entific Department, of the class of 1879, and a member of the Z W fraternity. He 
was in business in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Caroline Green' and Hiram Bacon HoWland had 

2764. IIAlice Howland', b. November 15, 

1879, m. August 6, 1902, Walter 
Bond, b. January i, 1881. [27643] 

2765. Anna Howland", b. September 2s, 


2765a. Henry Green Howland», b. No- 
vember 22, 1883. 

27651J. Helen B. Howland", b. December 
5, 1886. 

2765^. Frances P. Howland', b. Aueust 
12, 1889. ^ 


2764. Alice Howland' and Walter Bond had 

2764a. (Son) Bond", b. July 2, 1903. 

2761. Frances Green" (Judge Henry Green', Enoch Green^ John Green', 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Sanluel^ Rev. John') and 
Henry Albert Potter. 

Henry Albert Potter, Ph.B., M.S., attended the University of Pennsylva- 
nia for two years, afterwhich heentered I<afayette College, class of 1877, and grad- 
uated in the General Scientific Department. He was a member of .2 X fraternity, 
established the F. A. March Prize, was a member of the New Jersey Legislature, 
1886, and of the Republican Convention of 1888, at Chicago. 

Frances Green' and Henry jilbert Potter had 

2768*. Eennbth PoTTBR^ b. September 27, 
1887, East Orange, N. J., d. July 23, 

2768c. Douglass Potter'', b. August 21, 
1890, East Orange, N.J. 

2766. F1.0RENCB Potter', b. February 15, 

1880, Philadelphia, Pa., rf. February 
10, 1888. 

2767. Margaret Potter', *. December 4, 

1881, East Orange, N. J. 

2768. Henry A. PoTTER^ Jr., 5. June 18, 

1883, East Orange, N. J. 
2768a. Frederic Wizard Potter', b. 
August 24, 1S85, East Orange, N. J. 

2768^. Katharine Cameron Potter', b. 

May 16, 1893, East Orange, N. J. 
2768^. Thomas Potter', b. December 14, 

1894, East Orange, N. J. 

2762. Frederick Green* (Judge Henry Green', Enoch Green^ John 
Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. 
John') and Mary Wagener (JohnO.). 

Frederick Green" was a graduate of I^afayette College, class of 1880, a 
member of Z IP" fraternity, and was admitted to the bar, Octobers, 1883. He 
is a practicing lawyer in Easton, Pa. 

Frederick Green' and Mary Wagener had 

2769. Henry Green', b. January 13, 1888. I 2770. John Wagener GrEEn', b. Septem- 

I ber 25, 1889. 

2763. Ada Green" (Judge Henry Green', Enoch Green", John Green^ 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
William Lesley Sheaf er. 

William Lesley Sheafer, M.S., was a graduate of Lafayette College, class 
of 1878, Latin Scientific Department, a post-graduate in chemistry, a member of 
AK E fraternity, a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, a 
trustee of Lafayette College, and a coal operator. 

Ada Green' and William Lesley Sheafer had 

2771 Lesley Green Sheafer', b. 1889. I 2772. Clinton Whitcomb Sheafer', b. 

I 1892. 

2752. Margaret Green' (Enoch Green", John Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. 
Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Henry Johnson 



2752a. IIREBECCA J. Johnson^, m. Charles 
I,ose; Williamsport, Pa.; City Su- 
perintendent of Schools. [2752a bl 

27526. Mary G. Johnson"; Williamsport, Pa. 

2TS2C. Ida J. Johnson*, m. J. B. Baldwin, 
New Orleans, coiner. United States 

2752(j'. IvAURA L. Johnson"; Paris, France; 

2752^. Hbibn G. Johnson"; Williamsport, 

2752/; Anna H. Johnson', m. Emerson Col- 
lins, lawyer; Williamsport, Pa. 
2752^. Margarbt G. Johnson^ m. Herman 
L. Collins, financial editor of the 

Philadelphia Press; she d. . 

2752A. Edith B. Johnson^ d. . 

2752a. R.ebecca J. Johnson' and Charles Lose had 

2752a b. Henry J. I/OSe'. 
27520; c. James Lose'. 
2752a d. CharIvES Lose'. 
2152a e. Phoebe S. Lose'. 

2752a/ Margaret G. Lose'. 
2752a £-. Edith B. Lose'. 
2752a h. John J. Lose', d. . 

2741. Elizabeth Green' (John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and VaVid W. Deshler. 

David W. Deshler removed to Ohio, shortly after his marriage. His de- 
scendants are located at Columbus, Ohio. 

E.lizabeth Green' and DaVid W. Deshler had 

2774. John Green Deshler', b. Decem- 2776. H William Green DeshlER', *. May 

her 10, 1818, m. ; he d. 24, 1827; Columbus, Ohio. [2781] 

October, 1876; no children. 

2775. IjCharles Green Deshler', b. 1824, 

m. ;herf. 1S81. [2777] 

2775. Charles Green Deshler' (Elizabeth Green^ m. David W. 
Deshler, John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel, Rev. John') and had 

2777. iIWilliam k. Deshler", m 


2778. Frank W. Deshler", 

2779. Elizabeth Deshler", m. C. G. Ma- 
lone; Bay City, Mich. 

2780. Maria Louise Deshler". 

2777. William K. Deshler" (Charles Green Deshler', Elizabeth Green', 
m. David W. Deshler, John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and had 

2777a. David W. Deshler', b. October 10, 
1872, m. November, 1899. 

2777*. ||KaTE Deshler', b. October 28, 1876, 
m. November 22, 1898, Worthing- 
ton E. Babcock. [27776 c] 

2777b. Kate Deshler' and Worthington E. "Babcoctchsid 

27776 c. George N. Babcock", b. April 22, 

2776. William Green Deshler' (Elizabeth Green^ m. David W. 
Deshler, John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Sam- 
uel^ Rev. John') and had 



2781. IIJOHN Grbbn DESHLER^ *. Decem- 

ber 9, 1852, nn. . [2781a] 

2782. KaTB Dbshi,er', b. September 24, 

1854, d. September 24, 1887. 

2783. ||Mary DESHLER^ b. June 15, 1861, 

m. R. S. Warner. [2783a] 

2784. IIElizabeth Deshi^er', b. July 7, 

1875, m. Daniel H. Sowers. [2784a] 

2785. Louise Deshler', b. December 18, 


2786. Helen Dkshler', b. September 25, 


2781. John Green Deshler" (William Greeen Deshler', Elizabeth 
Green", m. David W. Deshler, John Green^ Phebe Moore', m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel^ Rev. John') and had 

2781a. II Ann Ewza Deshler', b. June 9, 
1877, m. William D. Hamilton. 
[2781a a] 

27814. Martha Green Deshler', b. March 
31, 1879- 

2781a. Ann Eliza Deshler' and William D. Hamilton had 

2781a a. John DeshlER Hamilton^", d. I 2781a b. Ann Eliza Hamilton'", b. Febru- 
. I ary 28, 1902. 

2783. Mary Deshler' (William Green Deshler', Elizabeth Green', m. 
David W. Deshler, John Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and K,, S. Warner had 

2783a. William D. Warner', b. August 8, 

27834. Randolph S. Warner', Jr., b. Jan- 
uary 18, 1892. 

2784. £,lizabeth Deshler" (William Green Deshler', Elizabeth Green*, 

m. David W. Deshler, John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 

Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Daniel H. SoWers had 

2784a. Daniel Deshler Sowers', b. June 
8, 1900. 

2742. Richard Green* (John Green^ Phebe Moore', m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Sarah MaxWell Sherrerd, 

Richard Green* was a business man of Easton, Pa., and trustee of Lafay- 
ette College, 1845-6. 

Richard Green* and Sarah Maxtaell Sherrerdhad 

2787. IISamuel Sherrerd Green', b. July 2789, 

13, 1829, Greenwich, N. J., m. No- 
vember 6, 1855, Mary lyittlejohn; he 
d. October 30, 1868, San Luis Obispo, 
Cal.; farmer and miner. [27870] 2790. 

2788. IIWiLLiAM S. Green', b. August 10, 

1831, Warren County, N. J., m. 
March 10, 1853, Mary Catharine 
Kinsey; Wayne, Pa. [2788a] 2791. 

Edward Dunham Green', b. Au- 
gust 18, 1833, m. December 9, 1854, 
Henrietta McNeal; Philadelphia, 
Pa. [2789a] 

Anna Maria Robeson Green', b. 
May 30, 1836, m. April 8, 1862, Ben- 
jamin F. Riegel; she d. May 20, 
1884, Easton, Pa. [2790a] 

Emily Green', b. October 17, 1844; 
Wayne, Pa. 

2787. Samuel Sherrerd Green' (Richard Green*, John Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Mary 
Littlejohn had 

2787a. ||Henry Green*, b. January 27, 1862, 

m. Avile. [2787a a] 

27874. ||Ann GREEN^ b. April 21, 1864, m. 

June 22, 1878, Peter de Soto. 

[27874 4] 


. Jau- 

Edward Sherrerd Green', 4. 
uary 17, 1867. 
278yd. Florinda Green", 4. April 10, 1869. 


2787a. Henry Green^ (Samuel Sherrerd Green', Richard Green^ John 
GTeen^ Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel" Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') 
and A Vile had 

2787a a. Green'. I 2787a c. GrEEn*. 

2787a b. Green'. I 2787a d. Green". 

2787b. Ann Green' (Samuel Sherrerd Green', Richard Green', John Green', 
Phebe Moore', m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
'Peter de Soto had 

27876 e. Mary Anne de Soto', b. Septem- 
ber 6, 1890. 

2787b/. Peter de Soto", Jr., b. February 
10, 1894. 

2787^ b. Carmei,ita de Soto', b. April 20, 

27876 c. IvOniSA DE Soto', b. March 1 1 , 1883. 
27876 d. Mary Jose de Soto', b. July 29, 

2788. William S. Green' (Richard Green^ John Green', Phebe Moore*, 
m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Mart; CathO' 
rine Kinsey had 

2788a. Minnie Louise Green*, b. July 12, 
1856, d. September 16, 1863. 

27886.11 May Maxwei,!, Green*, 6. May 3, 
1858, m. Samuel Lynd Fox; Rad- 
nor, Pa. [27886 c] 

2788c. Frank Green*, b. June 5, i860, d. 
June 19, i860. 

2788^. WiIvLiam Howell Green*, 6. Jan- 
uary 5, 1862, d. March, 1862. 

2788,?. Herbert Kinsey Green*, b. May 
21, 1865, d. March 12, 1870. 

2788/. Bessie Sherrerd Green*, 6. April 
20, 1867, m. January 2, 1896, Charles 
Francis Nassau, M.D. 

2788b. May Maxwell Green' (William S. Green', Richard Green«, 
John Green^ Phebe Moore', m. Richard Green, Nathaniel", Capt. Samuef, Rev. 
John') and Samuel Lynd Fox had 

27886 c. Marguerite Fox', 6. March 15, I 27886 d. William Lynd Fox», 6. February 
1882. I 28, 1884. 

2789. E,dward Dunham Green' (Richard Green', John Green', Phebe 
Moore', m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Henri" 
etta McJWeal had 

2789a. 11 Evelyn Green*, 6. September 11, 
1855, m. November 14, 1877, Frank 
E. Shoener; Shamokin, Pa. 

[2789a a] 

27896. Dora Green*, 6. May 30, i860. 

2789f.]] Richard Stanley Green*, b. De- 
cember 9, 1863, m. October i, 1887, 
Florence N. Posey. [2789c rf] 

27891/. Blanche Green*, b. October 10, 

2789a. Elvelyn Green' and Frank E. Shoener had 

2789a a. Marie Shoener', 6. January 26, I 2789a 6. Marguerite Shoener', 6 Tulv 27 
1879- I 1886, 

2789c. Richard Stanley Green' and Florence N. Posey had 

27891: d. Raymond Green', 6. April 6, 1891. 



2790. Anna Maria R.obeson Green' (Richard Green^ John Green", 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and 
"Benjamin F. "R^iegel had 

2790a. IILizziE Malvin Riegbl*, b. Sep- 
tember 4, 1868, m. April 25, 1889, 
Edward Francis WHite; Bergen 
Point, N. J. [2790a a] 

2790a. Lizzie Malvin Riegel' and Edward Francis White had 

2790a a. Helen Maria White', ft. March I 2790a 5. Edward RussEli, White*, ft. April 
I, 1890. 1 2, 1892. 

2744. Charles Green' (John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Eliza MaxWelV (John Sloane', 
Robert', John',)* and Mary Lattimore had 


2792. ||Ei.izabethDeshi,er Green', ft. Oc- 

tober 10, 1827, m. Alexander Weiss. 

2793. William Green', ft. November 25, 

1829, d. December 19, 1829. 

2794. ||HowELL Green', ft. November 17, 

1830, m. February 15, 1852, Mary 
A. Brown; he d. October 25, 1889. 



Mary Maxwell Green', ft. April 
27, 1833, va. December 25, i860, 
William Daniel Brown; sherf. April 
18, 1864. [2795a] 

Alice R. Green', ft. March 19, 1839, 
m. Theodore D. Voorhies; she d. 
March 4, 1895. 

2792. Elizabeth Deshler Gre 

Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
ander Weiss had 

2792a. II Charles Green Weiss', ft. October 
31, 1848, m. Sallie A. Dawson; Al- 
lentown. Pa. [2792a a] 

2792ft. IICamillus Albert Weiss', ft. Novem- 
ber 2, 1851, m. January 11, 1882, 
Minnie Osten; he d. January 11, 
1882. [2792ft ft] 

en' (Charles Green', John Green^ Phebe 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and jllex- 

2792c. IIRoBERT Fulton Weiss', ft. June i, 
1854, m. Evy Fagan; Los Angeles, 
Cal. [2792c c] 

2792^. Frederick Bogan Weiss', ft. Octo- 
ber 3, 1856, d. August 4, i860. 

2792c. IIThomaS Weiss', ft. August 28, 1859, 
m. Kate Estella McDonald ; Los 
Angeles, Cal. [2792c c] 

2792a. Gharles Green Weiss' and Sallie A. Datason had 

2792a a. Laura May Weiss', ft. October 25, 

2792a ft. Alexander Dawson Weiss', ft. 
March 6, 1878. 

2792b. Camillus Albert Weiss' and Minnie Osten had 

2792ft ft. Camillus Albert Weiss', ft. Jan- 
uary 8, 1879, d. January 11, 1879. 

2792ft c. George Alexander Weiss', ft. 
September 22, 1880. 

2792ft d. Frank Weiss', ft. December 16, 
1881, d. December 27, 1883. 

2792c. Robert Fulton Weiss' and EVy Fagan had 

2792c c. Viola Weiss', ft. January 16, 1885. I 2792c c. Alexander Weiss', ft. November 2, 
2792c d. May Weiss', ft. February 24, 1886. I 1888. 

* " Maxwell Family," H. D. Maxwell. 



2792e. Thomas Weiss' and Kate Estella McDonald had 

2792^ e. Frank Weiss', *. March 14, 1883. 1 iT)^e g. Donald Weiss', b. April 20, 1890. 
2792<f/. lONE Weiss', b. November 20, 1886. I 

2794. Howell Green' (Charles Green', 
Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 

John Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. 
John') and Mary Ji. "BroWn 



E1.IZABETH Deshlbr Green", b. 
January 20, 1853, d. October 6, 1853. 
Robert Fulton Green', b. October 
12, 1854, m. September 17, 1877, 
Helen Shute; no children. 
IIAnnie Laurie Green", b. Decem- 
ber 4, 1856, m. November 28, 1884, 
Joseph Grifl&th. [2794c c] 
2794£/.||jEssiE Fremont Green", b. Decem- 
ber, 4, 1856, m. October 29, 1878, 
Duncan MacFarlane. [2794^ d'\ 
2794?. HowELi. Green", b. February 23, 
i860, d. September 6, 1861. 

3794/. IIWiLLiAM Green", b. July 22, 1862, 

m. May 5, 1887, Elizabeth Gibbs ; 

West Pittston, Pa. [2794//] 
2794^. Mary Maxwell Green", b. March 

31, 1865. 
2794A. Charles GrEEn", b. June 21, 1867, 

d. June 14, 1872. 
27941. Eliza Jane Green", b. August 30, 

27947. Alice Maud Green", b. December 

13, 1872. 
2794>6. Helen Louise Green", b. November 

4, 1876. 

2794c. Annie Laurie Green' and Joseph Griffith had 

2794<: c. Elsie Griffith', b. April 4, 1889. 

2794d. Jessie Fremont Green* and Duncan MacFarlane had 

2794(5? d. Mary Brown MacFarlane', b. 

May 17, 1879. 
2794rf«. Jennie Johnson MacFarlane', 

b. November 7, 1881. 

2794(3?/ Howell Green MacFarlane', *. 
January 30, 1884. 

2794(^ g. Annie Laurie MacFarlane', b. 
August 2, 1887. 

2794f. William Green' and Elizabeth Gibbs had 

2794//. Helen Green', 5. Januarys, 1889. I 2794/ .«. Elizabeth Green', b. July 11, 
2794/.g'- Alice Green', b. May 13, 1890. 1 1892. 

2795. Mary Maxwell Green' (Charles Green', John Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuer, Rev. John') and William 
Daniel "BroWn had 

2795(z. II Charles Hyneman Brown", b. 
April 10, 1862, m. February 14, 1889, 
Harriet Lydia Graves; Newark, 
N. J. [2795(z a] 

2795a. Charles Hyneman 'Rroyvn' and Harriet Lydia GraVes 


2795a a. William Jean Brown', b. August 
24, 1891. 



2745. William Green' (John Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') and Elizabeth "Bidleman and 
fane Maxtaell Sherrerd had 






IISarah Shbrrbrd Grbbn', b. June 
12, 1835, m. July 3, i860, Rev. John 
B. Kugler, Rayville, N. J., by Rev. 
John Gray; she d. August i, 1871. 
IIThbodore Howbli, Green', b. July 
6, 1837, m. October 15, 1859, by 
Rev. Cornelius Earl, Amelia Pomp 
Kinsey, d. September 9, 1881; he a. 
March 15, 1874. [2810] 
Francis Xavier Green', b. July 20, 
1839, d. May 13, 1885, London, 
England; buried in Easton Ceme- 
Emily Green', b. February 18, 1841, 

d. December 24, 1841. 
John Sherrerd Green', b. May 14, 
1843, d. May 8, 1862. 




LooiSA Anna Green', b. June 20, 
1845, unmarried, d. February 11, 
1897, Easton, Pa. 

Miriam Kennedy Green', b. June 
24, 1848, d. July 10, 1851. 

Mary Clark Green', b. November 
29, 1850, m. January 22, 1885, Rev. 
William Thomson, by Rev. Frank 
E. Miller and Dr. Dixon ; Stewarts- 
ville, N. J. 

I Howard William Green', b. Feb- 
ruary 16, 1855, m. April 28, 1874, i. 
Frances Isabella Koons, by Rev. F. 
Brown, St. Paul, Minn., d. Septem- 
ber 18, i88o; October 17, 1883, 2. 
Emma M. Kinney, by Rev. Frank 
E. Miller; he d. June 28, 1899, Eas- 
ton, Pa. [2815] 

2797. Sarah Sherrerd Green' (William Green', John Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and "R^eV. 
John Kugler had 

2806. 11 Annie Elizabeth Kdgler*, b. Sep- 
tember 12, 1862, m. April, 1888, 
George Hoffman Parker; she d. 
September 14, 1889. [2808] 

2807. II William Green Kdgler', b. May 
II, 1867, m. January 7, 1892, Louise 
Myster; Newark, N. J. [2809] 

2806. Annie Elizabeth Kugler' and George Hoffman Parker 


2808. John Kugler Parker', b. Septem- 
ber 10, 1889. 

2807. William Green Kugler* and Louise Myster had 

2809. Edith Myster Kugler', b. Febru- 
ary I, 1893. 

2798. Theodore Howell Green' (William Green', John Green', Phebe 
Moore', m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') s^nA Amelia 
Pomp Kinsey had 

2813. Helen Louise Green', b. November 
II, 1870. 

2814. Clarence Green*, b. September 30, 
1872, d. November 21, 1872. 

2814a. Green*, b. February, 16, 1874, 

d. February 16, 1874. 



Frederick Stanley Green*, b. Oc- 
tober 21, i860, d. March 5, 1874. 

William H. Green*, b. May 8, 1863, 
d. September 24, 1864. 
2812. Samuel Kinsey Green*, b. Decem- 
ber 18, 1865, m. Mary Laubach' 
fWilliam^ m. Mary F. Horn 
(George), Abraham') ; Easton, Pa. 

2805. Howard William Green' (William Green', John Green', Phebe 
Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Frances 
I. Koons and Emma M. Kinney had 



2815. (Son) GrEEN^, b. January 5, 1875, d. 

January 8, 1875. 

2816. (Son) Green*, b. September 7, 1880, 

d. September 8, 1880. 

2817. Jane S. Green', b. January 6, 1877, 
d. February 25, 1882. 

2651. Benjamin Green^ (Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', 
Capt. Samuel', Rev. John') and Elizabeth TrailF (Roberf , m. Elizabeth 
Grotz (Jacob, m. Elizabeth Shaffbuch), Thomas', m. Sabilla Grant) and Han= 
naff Johnson. 

Benjamin Green^ came to Easton, Pa., in 1793. He was a prominent busi- 
ness man for many years. 

Elizabeth Traill' was the daughter of Robert^ who came to Easton, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1764, from Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland, December 21, 1777. 
He was elected a member of the Committee of Observation of Northampton 
County,* and one of the Standing Committee of Correspondence and Clerk of 
the same. May 21, 1777, he was elected Major of the Fifth Battalion of North- 
ampton County ; in 1779, Assistant Deputy Quartermaster- General. He was a 
member of the Assembly, Sheriff in 1782, and Clerk of the Court. He was a 
member of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania for two years, and 
Prothonotary of Northampton County, and in 1796 was appointed Associate 
Judge by Gov. Mifflin. Robert TrailP married, in 1774, Elizabeth Grotz, daugh- 
ter of Jacob Grotz and Elizabeth Shaffbuch. Elizabeth Traill' was the grand- 
daughter of Rev. Thomas Traill', of Sanday, and Sabilla Grant, daughter of Rev. 
Alexander Grant, of South Ronaldsay. 

Benjamin Green^ and Elizabeth Traill and Hannah John= 

son had 

2818. 11 Robert Traii.!, Green', m. Catha- 

rine M. Van Camp, Monroe County, 
Pa., b. March 20, 1806, d. December 

16, 1887; hed. , Louisville, Ky. 


2819. IIMaria Green', b. August 11, 1797, 

m. Enoch S. Clark* (DanieP, Dan- 
ieP, Charles^), d. March 13, 1856, 
aet. 60; she d. May 5, 1865. [2825] 

2820. IIElizabeTh Green", b. June 28, 1800, 

m. November 12, 1818, John Stew- 
art (Thomas), b. September 27, 
1796, Greenwich, N. J., d. April 13, 
1885; she d. December 13, 1878, 
Easton, Pa. [2844] 

2821. II John Green', t*. April 15, 1807, m. 

Sarah L. Hart^ (Nathaniel W.*, m. 
Jane Reed (Joseph), who d. Febru- 
ary 2, 1862, in 88th year, Moses', 
Edward^, Edward'), of Trenton, 
N. J., b. May 9, 1811, d. April 25, 
1870; he d. February 23, 1870, Eas- 
ton, Pa. [2893] 

2822. ||Dr. Traill Green', i. May 25, 1813, 

Easton, Pa., m. April 11, 1844, 
Harriet Moore' (Loammi', David^, 
Daniel*, Joseph% Joseph^ Rev. 
John'), of Morristown, N. J., b. 
July 29, 1820; he d. April 29, 1897, 
Easton, Pa. [2901], [3091] 
* * » * * 

2818. R-obert Traill Green' (Benjamin Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. 
Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and Catharine M. Van 
Camp had 

2823. Traii.1, Green', Jr., A.M., i. January 
15, 1834, Buttermilk Falls, Pa., d. 
October 21, 1855, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
graduate of Lafayette College 1850; 
studied at the College of Pharmacy, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

2824. Maria Green', b. April 12, 1836, d. 
May 4, 1853. 

Gre^": Easton! pi.°' '""^ ^°"'»"'« °f Safety, Robert Traill, Secretary, are in the possession of Dr. Edgar Moore 
t Baptized in St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Pa. 



2819. Maria Green* (Benjamin Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, 
Nathaniel', Capt. Samuef, Rev. John') andCnoc/? J'. C/arlt* (Daniel', Daniel', 

Enoch Clark* was the son of Daniel' and Hannah Smith (Jasper), of I^aw- 
rence, N. J., the grandson of DanieP, a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church 
from 1766 to 1788, and Elizabeth I^ott, the great-grandson of Charles', who came 
from lyong Island, to Ewing, N. J., about 1700, was trustee of the First Presby- 
terian Church from 1757 to 1775, died December 26, 1776, aged 88, and his wife 
Abigail , who died November 12, 1762, aged 77. 



Maria Green" and Enoch S. Clark had 

2827. IIWiniAM Clark' 

IIElizabKTh GrbBn Clark', m. May 
13, 1841, John Maxwell* (William^ 
John*, John'), d. November 9, 1816, 
d. November 3, 1855. [2831] 

IIBhnjamin Green Clark', b. 1819, 
Easton, Pa., m. Sarah Muirhead^ 
(William*, m. Amy Housel, Jona- 
than', Andrew^ John'); buried in 
Easton Cemetery. [2837] 

m. Susan Clifton. 

2828. Jasper Clark'; Bushnell, 111. 

2829. Martha Clark', d. aet. 5 years. 

2830. May Clark', d. aet. 3 years. 

2825. Elizabeth Green ClarR' (Maria Green^ m. Enoch Clark, Ben- 
jamin Green^, Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samue?, Rev. 
John') and John MaxWeW (William', John', John')* had 

2831. iiMary Ellen Maxwell", b. August 

10, 1844, m. January 28, 1869, Wil- 
liam Henry Ingham ; Philadelphia, 
Pa. [2831a] 

2832. Emily Robeson Maxwell*, 6. Jan- 

uary 30, 1847, d. January 21, 1848. 

2832a. William Maxwell*, 6- December 
30, 1849, d. April 6, 1850. 

2833. IIJoHN Maxwell", b. May 27, 1851, m. 
June I, 1882, Susannah Meissell 
Pomp. [2834] 



Mary Ellen MaxwelF and William Henry Ingham had 

283 irf. Howard Maxwell Ingham", b. 
April 14, 1877. 

2831s. Robert Maxwell Ingham', b. De- 
cember 13, 1881. 


Elizabeth Howell Ingham", 

February 18, 1870. 
28316. Harriet Clieeord Ingham", 

October 6, 1871. 
28311:. Caroline Sinnickson Ingham", b. 

January 27, 1875, d. February 19, 




John Maxwell' and Susannah Meixsell Pomp had 

2835. Charles Pomp Maxwell", b. March 
13, 1887. 

2836. John Maxwell", b. July 12, 1893. 

John Clifford Maxwell", b. No- 
vember II, 1883, d. March 9, 1890. 

2826. Benjamin Green ClarK' (Maria Green', m. Enoch Clark, Ben- 
jamin Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', Rev. 
John') and Sarah Muirhead' (William*, Jonathan', Andrew', John'). 

Benjamin Green Clark' was a prominent business man in New York City. 
He was a trustee of I^afayette College in 1874. 

Sarah Muirhead' was the daughter of William* and his wife Amy Housel, 

* Maxwell Family, H. D. Maxwell. 



of Easton, Pa., the granddaughter of Jonathan', a Sergeant of the Third Regi- 
ment of Hunterdon County, N. J., in 1777, and his wife Mary Lott (Richard), 
who died 1837, aged 83, his wife dying in 1817, aged 57, the great-granddaughter 
of Andrew', who bought a farm near Harbourtown, N. J., in 1745, and died in 
1794, aged 77, and his wife Elizabeth Waters (Jonathan), who died 1771, aged 
49, the great-great-granddaughter of John', born in Glasgow, Scotland, came to 
America, to Eong Island, where he married, November 22, 1706, Rebecca Bailey, 
died December 25, 1759, and removed to Hopewell, N. J. He was an elder and 
trustee of the Presbyterian Church of Hopewell at Pennington. In 1713/4, he 
was appointed the first High Sheriff of Burlington County, then including Hun- 
terdon. He died 1725. 

Benjamin Green ClarR' and Sarah ]\luirhead had 

2837. ||Mary Ci,ark*, m. Frank Thomson* 
(Alexander*, Archibald', Alexan- 
der'), i. July 5, 1841, Chambersburg, 
Pa., d. June s, 1899, at Merion, Pa.; 
she d. June, 1887. [2838] 

2837. Mary ClarK** (Benjamin Green Clark', Maria Green^ m. Enoch Clark, 
Benjamin Green^ Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel^ Capt. Samuel", 
Rev. John') and Frank Thomson'^ (Alexander', Archibald^ Alexander'). 

Frank Thomson* was of Scotch descent. His great-grandfather, Alexan- 
der Thomson, one of the first settlers in the Cumberland Valley, emigrated from 
Greenock with his wife and twelve children in 1771, and settled on a farm near 
Chambersburg, which he called Corkerhill, after the name of his ancestral 
home. Frank Thomson's father, Alexander Thomson, represented his district in 
Congress from 1824 to 1826, was President-Judge of the XVIth Judicial Dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania for many years, and filled a professorship in the law school 
connected with Marshall College. 

Frank Thomson's classical education was received at the Chambersburg 
Academy. He saw in the practical work of the railroad an attractive and promising 
field of action, and when seventeen years old he entered the Altoona shops of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad for instruction. A four years' course of training in this 
great school of applied science made him a mechanical engineer who could build 
a locomotive through every stage from the crude iron to the finished engine on 
the rails, while it also fitted him to operate as engineman the product of his own 

Colonel Scott had been appointed, by President Eincoln, Assistant Secretary 
of War, and placed in charge of all matters relating to the transportation of troops 
and supplies, and he called Frank Thomson to his aid as chief assistant. Mr. 
Thomson took the field immediately, the scene of his operations being the South 
and the upper Southwest, where he constructed railroads and bridges, repaired 
those which had been damaged by the exigencies of war, and directed the trans- 
portation of troops and the forwarding of supplies to the front. The signal 
success of his efforts in this dangerous undertaking not only received fitting 
recognition from the War Department, but marked him as a railroad man of rare 
promise. At the conclusion of active hostilities in this territory he was relieved 
from military duty, and in June, 1864, was appointed Superintendent of the East- 
ern Division of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad, which occupied his time until 
March, 1873. 

In March, 1873, he was made Superintendent of Motive Power of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, at Altoona. On July i, 1874, he relinquished this post 

• Condensed from N. Y. Tribune, June 6, 1899. 


to become General Manager of the Pennsylvania Railroad system east of Pitts- 
burg and Krie. 

As General Manager he introduced a number of reforms in the management, 
administration and maintenance of the road. The standard track and solid road- 
bed owe their existence to his efforts, and the system of track inspection and the 
award of prizes for the best sections of track were instituted by him. The adoption 
of a superior standard of equipment, the building of picturesque stations and the 
ornamentation of grounds, the use of the block-signal system and other safety 
appliances, were all distinctive features of his management. He was also in- 
strumental in developing that high grade of discipline for which the Pennsylvania 
Railroad is noted. 

On October i, 1882, Mr. Thomson became Second Vice-President, and on 
October 27, 1888, was advanced to the post of First Vice-President. 

On February 3, 1897, Mr. Thomson was elected President of the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad Company, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George B. 
Roberts. In this office he displayed the same energy and ability which had 
always characterized him, introducing many improvements and keeping the road 
at a high standard of ef&ciency. 

Mr. Thomson's duties as the manager of a great railway required so much 
of his time that he was never identified with many other public institutions. A 
notable exception, however, is the Equitable lyife Assurance Society, of which 
he was a director. 

The social side of Mr. Thomson's life was quite as comprehensive as its 
business counterpart. He was a patron of art, literature and music, and his 
handsome home, at Corkerhill, near Merion Station, Philadelphia, is enriched with 
many examples of artists in painting and sculpture whose works are as valuable 
as they are rare. At this mansion, with the assistance of his daughter, Miss Anne 
Thomson, he dispensed a quiet but notable hospitality, to which his wide acquaint- 
ance, both in this country and abroad, contributed the presence of many men and 
women eminent in the higher walks of life. His famous "cabin," located in his 
grounds, uniquely decorated with the spoils of the chase, was often the scene of 
quiet entertainment, while his finely appointed house was given over to the more 
elaborate social functions. 

Mr. Thomson was a lover of out-of-door sport. He was an ardent angler, 
a hunter of much merit, and generally selected for his holidays the season when 
he might indulge his taste for the fascination of the rod or gun. He was a mem- 
ber of the Philadelphia Club, the Union Club of New York, and other prominent 
clubs in both cities. 

Mary ClarR'and Frank Thomson* had 

2838. Anna Thomson*. | 2840. Clark Thomson'. 

2839. Frank G. Thomson'. I 

2827. William Clark' (Maria Green*, m. Enoch Clark, Benjamin Green^ 
Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and 
Susan Clifton had 

2841. ||lDA Clark*, m. Jonathan Moore 
Harris, b. December 3, 1851 ; grad- 
uate of Lafayette College, class of 
1871 ; she d. . 

2842. Elizabbth Clark*, d. ■ 

Ida ClarK* and Jonathan Moore Harris had 

2843. David Harris'. 

* Frank Thomson was the brother of Dr. William Thomson, the eminent Ophthalmic Surgeon of Philadelphia. 


2820. Elizabeth Green' (Benjamin Green^ Phebe Moore', m. Richard 
Green, Nathaniel', Capt. SamueP, Rev. John') and John SteWart (Hon. 


John Stewart, born September 27, 1796, died April 13, 1885, was the son 
of Hon. Thomas Stewart, at one time associate of Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen 
on the judicial bench. He was educated in the Greenwich School, N. J., and in 
the old academy in Easton under Rev. David Bishop. He entered the store of 
Burke & Mixsell, on North Fourth Street as clerk, and afterward went into the 
general merchandise business for himself. In 1835, he and others established a 
wire mill at South Easton. He was President of the First National Bank of Eas- 
ton and elder in the Brainerd Presbyterian Church.* 

£,lizabeth Green' and John SteWart had 

2844. II Edward Farmer Stewart', b. Oc- 

tober i6, 1819, Easton, Pa., m. Mar- 
garet Runkle (Adam D. (1799- 
1873), m. Margaret Kennedy), d. 
January 19, 1902; hed. . [2853] 

2845. |IEi<i,EN Stewart', b. March 23, 1822, 

m. Prof. James Moffat, Princeton, 

N. J., d. ; sherf. July 15, 1849, 

Oxford, Ohio. [2861] 

2846. IIMary Stewart', b. July 15, 1824, m. 

Francis Marion Wells, d. ; she 

d. . [2868] 

2847. IIWiniAM Green Stewart', b. March 

8, 1827, m. I. Helen Hill Pollock, 

b. January 20, 1827, d. ; 2. Ella 

. [2868/] 

2848. IICharlEsF. Stewart', b. March 21, 

1830, m. October 20, 1858, Anna Eliza 
Chidsey (Russell), 6. November 9, 
1838. [2869] 

2849. II Elizabeth Stewart', b. May 5, 

1832, m. November 14, 1854, Thomas 
Iv. McKeen (Thomas), b. October 
I, 1832, South Easton, Pa. 


2850. Anna Stewart', b. November 2, 

1834, d. November 25, 1848. 

2851. IIEmily Stewart', b. September 6, 

1837, m. Samuel L. Fisler, b. Glou- 
cester County, N. J. [2882] 

2852. II Clement Stewart', b. November 

25, 1842, m. June 27, 1867, Harriet 
Heist Drinkhouse (Samuel). [2886] 

2844. Edward Farmer Stewart' (Elizabeth Green', m. John Stewart, 
Benjamin Green', Phebe Moore', m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel', 
Rev. John") and Margaret "B^unkte (Adam D.). 

Edward Farmer Stewart' was a graduate of lyafayette College, class of 
1839, was admitted to the bar in 1842, became a student at Princeton Theological 
Seminary, was licensed by Newton Presbytery in 1845, a member of the Easton 
School Board, member of the American Philological Society, candidate for Con- 
gress, Eleventh District of Pennsylvania, 1854, President of the First National 
Bank, of Easton, Pa., and elder in the Dutch Reformed Church. 

Edward Farmer Stewart' and Margaret 'R.unkle had 

2853. IlLADRA STEWART', m. 1874, Dr. I 2854. IIElla Stewart', m. Rev. Henry 
Henry Daniel tachenour. [2855] | Mason Baum. [2858] 

2853. Laura Stewarf and ©r. Henry ©. Lachenour had 

2855. Margaret Lachenour», m. Fred 2857. Henry Lachenour" 


2856. II Laura IvAChenour", m. Frank 

Ormsby. [2856a] 

2856. Laura Lachenour' and Frank Ormsby had 

2856a. Frank GraTacap Ormsby", A.June 
21, 1903. 

* Cope's Prominent Citizens of Easton, Pa. 


2854. E,lla Stewart" and ReV, Henry Mason Baum had 

2858. Stewart Baum». | 2860. Arthur Baum*. 

2859. Edith Baum'. I 

2845. £.llen Stewart' (Elizabeth Green", m. John Stewart, Benjamin 
Green', Phebe Moore*, m. Richard Green, Nathaniel', Capt. Samuel", Rev. John') 
and Prof. James Clement Moffat. 

Rev. James Clement MofEat, D.D., was born in Scotland, came to America^ 
graduated at Princeton College in 1835, was tutor at Princeton 1837-1839, Pro- 
fessor of Latin and Greek in lyafayette College 1839-1841, Professor of L,atin and 
Modern History in Miami University 1841, Professor of Church History in 
Princeton Theological Seminary 1861-1888, and authorof "Esthetics," "Life of 
Chalmers," " Comparative View of Reli