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Full text of "Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the State of New Jersey"

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or THE 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES 
Vol. XLII 



VOL. XIII, OF CALENDAR OF WILLS 



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DOCUM ENTS 

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RELATING TO THE 

COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY AND 
POST = REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY 

OF THE 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES— VOL. XLM 



CALENDAR OP NEW JERSEY WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS, Etc. 

VOLUME XIII— 1814-1817 



Edited and Indexed By 



ELMER T. HUTCHINSON 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 
NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



MecCrellish & Qui^ey Co 

(Printers 
Trenton, New Jersey 



1949 



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This volume was prepared and edited by authority of the 
State of New Jersey, at the request of the New Jersey His- 
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CeJendar of New Jersey Wills 



1816, Feb. 3. Aaronson, Hannah, of Mansfleld Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $100.00; made by Job Shreve, Thomas Aaronson. 
Sworn to by Edward Aaronson, Adm'r, Feb. 3, 1816. 

1833, Apr. 6. Inventory, $10.00; made by Benjamin HoUoway, 
Thomas Forsyth. One item only, "Purse and apparel in hands of 
Edward Aaronson at the time of his decease". Sworn to by Joseph 
Satterthwaite, Jr., Adm'r, de bonis non, Apr. 6, 1833. File 12851 C. 

1816, Apr. 9. Aber, John*, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anna, all farm containing- 50 acres and personal estate, during 
widowhood. Three sons, Philip, Daniel and John, said farm when 21; 
but wife, if still my widow, to have possession thereof. Six daugh- 
ters [unnamed], each $6 when 18. Executrix — wife, Anna*. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Anspeck, Samuel Harden, Daniel Hunt. Proved 
Jan. 1, 1817. 

1816, Dec. 28. Inventory, $175.87; made by Daniel Hunt, Samuel 
Harden*. File 1510 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, June 17. Acaby, Charles, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $113.05; made by Thomas Hammitt, Jacob H. Lippincott. 
Includes small trunk of woman's clothes. Sworn to by Learner 
Waterman, Adm'r, Nov. 8, 1817. File 12910 C. 

1813, Mar. 11. Ackerman, John J., of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, bed and bedding, cupboard. Rest of estate, real 
and personal, to second son, Hallamough, he paying legacies. Eldest 
son. Jacobus, £50. Third son, John, £200. Fourth son, Cornelius, £150. 
Daughter, Dorike van Blarkom (widow of Daniel van Blarkom), £15. 
Executors — son, Hellamough*, Garret Hopper. Witnesses — Henry 
Terhune, Henry M. Ackerman, James L. Ackerman. Proved Apr. 11, 
1816. 

1816, Apr. 1. Inventory, $1,585,191^; made by Jno. A. C. Voorhis. 
James J. Ackerman. File 3690 B. 

* Signed his name as Helmagh. 

1817, Mar. 31. Ackerson, Henry. Int. Inventory, $298.00; made by 
Thomas O'Kerk, Cornelius Riker. Includes carpenter tools. Sworn 
to by Maria Ackerson*. Adm'x, Apr. 3, 1817, before D. Stuart, Surro- 
gate of Sussex Co. File 1511 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, June 13. Ackley, Thomas, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Geo. George, Richardson 
Andrews. Sworn to by William Cooper, Jr., James Ackley, Adm'rs, 
Sept. 29, 1817. File 3121 H. 



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6 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, July 27. Adams, Benjamin, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $C13.50; made by William Pine, Moses Bradshaw. 
Sworn to by Rachel Adams, Adm'x, Aug. 4, 1815. File 3022 H. 

1817, Feb. 27. Adams, Kdmon. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made 
by Peter Souder, Aaron Sparks. Sworn to by William Lawrence, 
Feb. 27, 1817, before Dan'l Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. 

File 3240 Q. 

1815, Sept. 23. Adams, John, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $267.75; made by Joseph Field, Robert Pearce. 
Sworn to by Colin Atkinson, Adm'r, Sept. 25, 1815. File 12789 C. 

1814, Jan. 11. Adams, Uriah, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. After debts are paid, estate to be divided into 7 shares (except 
$100). One share to daughters [unnamed] of my daughter, Martha 
Force. One share to each of 4 daughters, Catharine Reblele, Anna 
Rossell, Sarah Reblele and Elizabeth Dillistin. Two sons [unnamed] 
of my son Zephaniah, one part, and one part to two children [un- 
named] of my son, Obadiah, the boys having two shares to the girls' 
one share. Granddaughter, Charlotte Adams (daughter of my son, 
Abraham), $100 when she is 18, or married. The share of any one 
who dies without issue to return to my estate. Executor — son-in- 
law, George Givens, Jr. and nephew, Robert Adams, Jr., and George 
Bockoven. Witnesses — Benjamin Tuttle, John Skillinger. Proved 
June 8, 1814. 

1814, May 30. Inventory, $3,099.96; made by Elijah Vanaken, 
Ebenezer Aber. File 1395 S. 

1809, June 13. Addanis, Jonas, of Eggharbour Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Dinah, Vz plantation whereon I dwell; Vz of per- 
sonal estate, in lieu of dower. Son, Jonas, all land on northeast side 
of Noah's road adjoining land of Jesse Addams, John Lake and 
others; also % of cedar swamp and meadows. Two sons, Noah and 
Solomon, all the plantation where I now dwell with land on south- 
west side of Noah's road and % of cedar swamp and marsh, equally. 
Remaining i^ of personal estate to 4 daughters, Sarah Green, Hannah 
Ireland, Pheba Hawkings, Jane Addams. Executors — 2 sons, Solomon 
and Noah. Witnesses — Daniel Lake, Dinah Lake, Joab Risley. 
Proved Jan. 12, 1816. 

1816, Jan. 8. Inventory, $192. 22i^; made by Thomas Adams, Daniel 
Lake. File 3072 H. 

1814, Feb. 26. Adler, John, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,774.75; made by Isaac Fogg, Howel Powel. 
Sworn to by Samuel Peterson, Benjamin Thompson, "executors of the 
last will and testament". Mar. 2, 1814. File 3150 Q. 

1814, May 27. Agersherf, William*, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Nephew, William Butcher, wearing apparel, silver watch 
and shoe buckles. All other estate, real and personal to be sold and 
proceeds divided between children [unnamed] of my sister, Phebe 
Butcher and daughter of my brother [both unnamed]. Executors — 
friends, Isaac Pine, William Hollinshead. AVitnesses — Abraham 
Haines, Moses Battin, Samuel Gibbs. Proved July 22, 1814. 



CALENDAR Of WILLS 1814-1817 7 

1814, July 22. Inventory, $376.58; made by Abraham Haines, Abra- 
ham Cox. File 2977 H. 
* Signed by mark. 

1814, Dec. 3. Agnew, Daniel, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
"of advanced years"; will of. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Agnew. 
a bed and bedding each. Rest of personal estate to be sold and debts 
paid. Residue to be divided into 8 parts. One part to each of 8 
children, James, Martin, William, Daniel, John, George, Elizabeth, 
and Mary. Farm on which I live to be rented out "until 3 years 
after restoration of Peace to the United States". All real estate to 
be sold and proceeds divided between children, equally deducting 
from James' share $1,500; from Martin's share $2,057; from John's 
share, $311 and from George's share, $344. Executors — Dr. Ebenezer 
Stockton of Princeton, Theophilus Phillips, James Hughes of Notting- 
ham, Burlington Co. Witnesses — John Phillips, tanner, L. W. K. 
Phillips, Henry D. Phillips. Proved Sept. 6, 1817, when Theophilus 
Phillips and James Hughes signed as Executors. 

1817, Sept. 5. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Phillips, 
tanner, Ezekiel Smith. Includes gold scales and weights. 

File 2845 J. 

1814, Jan. 3. Akers, W^illiam, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eleanor, all estate, real and personal, for life, and at 
her death, to my son, Richard Akers. Executors — son, Richard Akers 
and son-in-law, William Burroughs. Witnesses — Daniel Howell, 
Philip Hart, George Muirhead. Proved Aug. 29, 1814, when Richard 
Akers signed as Executor. 

1814, Aug. 27. Inventory, $95.00; made by George Muirhead, Philip 
Hart. File 2634 J. 

1815, Jan. 5. Albertson, Nehemiah, of Gloucester Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $444.65; made by James Hurley, John T. Glover. Sworn to by 
Jacob Glover, Adm'r, Jan. 6, 1815. File 3023 H. 

1815, Apr. 28. Albertson, Rachel, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Sister, Diannah Collins, all wearing apparel. Rest of estate 
to be sold and proceeds divided equally between 4 sons, Joseph, 
Isaac, Uriah and Samuel Albertson, as they arrive to 21. Executor — 
brother, Charles Collins, he to be guardian of children. Witnesses — 
Abigail Thackery, John Clement. Proved June 20, 1815. 

1815, May 17. Inventory, $303.54; made by John Clement, Joseph 
Middleton. Includes note of John Roberts. File 3024 H. 

1815, Feb. 0. Allan, Jeremiah, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Winefred. All real and personal estate to remain in hands 
of executors until youngest son, Jeremiah is 21, then wife to have 
her thirds. Of remainder, two sons, George and Jeremiah, each to 
have two shares and the girls [unnamed] to have each one share. 
Eldest daughter [unnamed] to have her portion one year after time 
of division of estate. Second daughter, Elizabeth, to have her por- 
tion when 22. Two youngest daughters, Sally and Anna, to be paid 
their share when 21. Executors — wife, Winefred, and brother-in- 
law, Abraham Newman. Witnesses — Isaac Lanning, Elizabeth Allen*, 
Stephen Sergeant. Proved Feb. 25, 1815, when Winefred Allen signed 
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1816, Dec. 19. Inventory, $545.66; made by Isaac Lanning, John 
Harris. Sworn to by Abraham Newman, Adm'r, de bonis non, Apr. 
3, 1817. File 1460 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1S08, Jan. 10. Allen, Klijah, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
Will of. Wife, Marthan, £200, the black girl named Harriet; also the 
goods she brought to me; bureau, cupboard, dining table, 2 cows, 1 
horse, 6 sheep, 1 hog, 1 hive of bees, all in lieu of dower, during 
widowhood; also the house and lot whereon I live, and provisions for 
one year. Son, John B., 1 lot in the Barrens adjoining Fradrick 
Jurdin, my wagon, smith tools and farming utensils, he paying to 
Keziah Mathis, £100. Son, Moses, a lot in the Barrens adjoining 
Samuel Titus; £100. Daughter, "Cozariah Mathis" 10 acres adjoining 
the Widow Volvton, and 8 acres adjoining Godfrey Rockefellar and 
all residue of moveable estate. Wearing apparel to 2 sons and 
brother, David. Executors — 2 sons, John B., and Moses. Witnesses — 
John Eckel, John Warne, John Eckel, Jr. 

1810, June 27. Codicil. Revoking bequest of money to daughter, 
Keziah and son, Moses. Witnesses — Joseph King, Jr., John Warne, 
Joseph Menagh. Proved Apr. 18, 1817, when Executors signed as 
"J. B. Allin" and "M. B. Allin". 

1817, Apr. 17. Inventory, $4,795.69; made by Henry Rockafellar, 
John Warne. File 2846 J. 

1816, Mar. 8. Allen, Elizabeth*, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
To Elizabeth Stilwell (now wife of Richard Stilwell), bed and bed- 
ding, large pewter platter. To Charlotte Howell (wife of Ase 
Howell), pewter platter. Sister, Mary "Willets, 8 pewter plates, to 
be kept by her for her granddaughter, Abida Betsey Allen. Executors 
are not to collect a note I hold against Jeremy Willets. My black 
girl named Sarah to be freed at my death for her kindness to me, 
her aged mistress; also she is to have 2 beds and bedding and 
articles known to be called hers; also a table, cupboard, 2 small pots 
and $60. To Ananias Collins Willets, $100, when 21. First Congre- 
gational Church in Hardwick, $3 annually as long as Mr. Stephen 
Sergeant remains preacher, and to Mr. Sergeant, all my books on 
divinity. Residue of estate to be sold and interest of proceeds for 
maintenance and education of Abida Betsey Allen Belcher, until she 
is 21. My brother, William, $100, if living and if not, said sum for 
use of Abida. My black boy named Henry to be bound out until he 
is 21. Executors — Stephen Sergeant, Isaac Lanning. Witnesses — 
Daniel Cooke, Issac Lanning, George Allen. Proved Sept. 17, 1816. 

1816, Sept. 16. Inventory, $860.66 and another for $161.70; made by 
Daniel Cook, John Harris. File 1491 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Feb. 18. Allen, Gilbert, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, for life, use of part of real estate on east side of 
road that runs through my lands to Morristown; also use of per- 
sonal estate as she chooses. Residue of personal estate to be divided 
between daughters [unnamed]. Son, Silas, having had his portion 
and being paid in full for his services, I now give him only $25. 
Son, Timothy, $25, and use of land west of aforesaid road, for life 
and also use of other land, after death of my wife, he paying all 
legacies. Daughters, Abigail Munson, Keziah Saxon, Sarah Wade, 



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Hannah Gardner, Anna Laton, $600. To Jabez (son of Timothy 
Allen), % of all real estate, and to Harriet Allen (daughter of same), 
14 of real estate. If either should die, leaving- no issue, survivor to 
have all. Executors — Zophar Freeman, David Mills, Ebenezer H. 
Pierson. Witnesses — Uzal Tomkins, John Lindley, Jr., Martha Lind- 
ley. Proved Nov. 23, 1816, when Zophar Freeman signed as Executor. 

File 1625 N. 

1814, July 30. Allen, Jediah, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, $50; 2 hogs, grains, fruits and all privileges belonging to 
my preinises where we live, for maintenance of herself and our 
under age children; use of all estate, real and personal as she 
chooses, until sold and all interest of money for life but not to be 
paid to any husband she might have; the sum of $750, all in lieu of 
dower. All other estate to be sold. Sons to be put to good trades 
as they arrive to suitable age. Rest of money to be collected and 
paid to children, George, John, Phebe Allen, Samuel, Joseph, Charles, 
Elihu, Mary Allen and William. To each that may be of age on 
April 1, 1823, their equal share of my estate, the younger children 
to have shares as they come of age. The share of any child who 
might die before that date, leaving no issue, to my surviving chil- 
dren. Executor — Joseph Lafetra. Witnesses — Charles Little, Joseph 
Lafetra, George A. White. Proved Feb. 7, 1815. 

1815, Jan. 21. Inventory, $3,507.92; made by Manuel Pearce, Charles 
Little. A few names in accounts. File 9124 M. 

1815, May 31. Allen, Jeremiah, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $284.96i/^; made by Joel Haines, John Somers. 
Sworn to by George Hancock, Adm'r, June 1, 1815. File 3237 Q. 

1814, Deo. 9. Allen, Rlary, of Howell Twsp., Monmouth Co., widow. 
Int. Inventory, $460.25; made by Samuel I. Forman, Samuel Allen. 
Sworn to by Tunis Covert, Adm'r, Dec. 15, 1814. File 9084 M. 

1817, Oct. 31. Allen, Ner, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $396.22; made by David Davis, Joseph Allen. Sworn to by 
John Pimm, Adm'r, Sept. 13, 1817. File 3328 Q. 

1814, May 3. Allen, Rebecca, of Salem Co. AVard. "By virtue of 
a law entitled 'An Act relative to the Surrogate's Office, of Salem 
Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814.' Letters of Guardianship were issued on 
3rd day of May same year unto Isaac Fogg, Guardian of the person 
and estate of Rebecca Allen, Child of Ralph Allen, late of Salem Co., 
dec'd; to take effect from Nov. 4, 1799; he having first given security." 

Lib. 40, p. 549. 

[Not listed in Index of Wills; no paper on file. Neither does the 
name of Ralph Allen appear in the Index for Salem Co.] 

1817, Feb. 25. Allen, William, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,635.15: made by Thomas Reeves, Matthew Gill, Jr. 
Includes carpenter tools, a few names in accounts. Sworn to by 
Joseph Allen, Joseph V. Clark, Adm'rs, June 16, 1817. File 3122 H. 

1813, Aug. 25. Aller, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Coziah, 1 horse, cow, heifer, 4 sheep, 6 chairs, table, 2 brass 
kettles, 2 iron pots, set tea cups and saucers, 2 tea pots, cream cup. 



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bed and bedding, cupboard, trammels. Are tongs and shovel, grains, 
meats; also use and profit of plantation and maintenance during 
widowhood, all in lieu of dower. If said plantation is sold, she is to 
have interest of proceeds during life but said interest not to be pay- 
able to any husband she may have. After her death, same to be 
divided between children, Peter, Mary Woolverton, Elizabeth Rocka- 
fellar, Rachel Woolverton. Rest of moveable estate to daughters, 
equally. Executors — son, Peter, and son-in-law, Peter Rockafellar. 
Witnesses — Peter Dilts, Paul Kuhl, Grover S. Deats. Proved July 2, 
1817. 

1817, July 1. Inventory, $825.95; made by John Moore, Jeptha 
Arrison. File 2847 J. 

1814, Mar. 8. Allin, Jacob, of Livingston Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, use of estate, real and personal, during widowhood. 
Residue to be divided between children [unnamed] if any should re- 
main after expenses of their education. Executrix — wife, Hannah. 
Witnesses — Moses Edwards, Jr., David Peffers, Abner Whitehead. 
Proved Apr. 12, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 21. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Watson, 
Moses Edwards, Jr. Includes carpenter's tools, accounts of Daniel 
Douglass, Moses D. Camp, Philip C. Whitehead, Silas Whitehead. 

File 10822 G. 

1815, June 1. Ailing, Isaac, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,477.38; made by Jacob Ward, William Miller. Sworn 
to by Stephen Hays, Jr., David Thorp, Adm'rs, July 8, 1815. 

File 1579 N. 

1817, Feb. 15. Ailing, Samuel*, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, all real and personal estate. Executrix — wife, Mary. 
Witnesses — Stephen Hays, Jr., Jediah Crane, Isaac Ailing. Proved 
Mar. 31, 1817. File 11032 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Aug. 23. Alloways, Jacob, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $138.55; made by John Aaronson, Abner Page. In- 
cludes wheelwright tools. Sworn to by Thomas Starkey, Adm'r, 
Feb. 11. 1817. File 12911 C. 

1817, Apr. 16. Alpaugb, William, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $3,315.54; made by William Shannon, Harbert Apgar. 
Sworn to by John and William Alpaugh, Adm'rs, Apr. 18, 1817. 

File 2848 J. 

1814, Feb. 5. Animerman, Albert, Sr., of Montgomery Twsp., Som- 
erset Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Abraham Skillman, 
Alexander Van Pelt. Includes English Bible, V2 pew No. 3 in Har- 
lingen Church, and Ys of gallery pew No. 3. Sworn to by Paul Amer- 
men, and Albert Amerman, Adm'rs, Feb. 2, 1814. File 1570 R. 

1810, Feb. 9. Anderson, Anna, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. To all my children, my part of a pew in Freehold Meet- 
ing house. All landed estate to be sold. Son, James, £300, his pres- 
ent wife to have no share therein. To John (son of my son, James), 
large Bible, £400, having his maintenance and education; but if he 



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should die before 21, leaving no issue, said sum to be divided 
equally among- said grandson, John's mother, and my daughters [un- 
named]; or if his mother should also be deceased, then the entire 
sum to my daughters equally. Daughter, Catharine, my clock, satin 
cloak, deducting a sum of $80. Daughter, Elizabeth, bed and bed- 
ding. Daughter, Anna, large looking glass, gold ring, bed and bed- 
ding. Daughter, Peggy, bed and bedding. To Anna (daughter of 
my son, John), silver teaspoon and silver tongs. To Hannah (daugh- 
ter of my daughter, Elizabeth), my wardrobe. To Anna (daughter of 
Lewis Anderson), £5. Son, John, one of the Executors of estate of 
my late husband, John Anderson, all the monies in his hands due 
me as a legatee. Rest of wearing apparel, linen and books, to 
daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, Anna, Peggy and to Peggy Ann 
(daughter of my daughter, Ursula). All residue, after debts are paid, 
and a headstone erected, to daughters [as named] and children of 
my daughter, Ursula. My wench, Phillis, to be freed. Executors — 
son-in-law, Robert Perrine, and Robert McChesney. Witnesses — 
Paul Miller, Vincent Miller, William Davison. Proved Mar. 6, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 23. Inventory, $294.38; made by Samuel Wetherill, Lewis 
Riggs. Includes "Freneau's Poems" and a bond against John L. 
Anderson. File 10524 L. 

[Symmes History of Old Tennent Church, p. 458: Anna Anderson was 
daughter of John Lloyd and his wife, Catharine Craig. She was 
born, Apr. 12, 1746 and died Feb. 17, 1815. She and John were parents 
of 10 children, Lewis, b. Sept. 22, 1763, John Lloyd, b. Mar. 2, 1766, 
d. 1852, Lewis, b. Oct. 6, 1768, Catharine, b. July 27, 1771, d. 1854 at 
Rochester, N. T., Elizabeth, b. May 3, 1774, d. Jan. 20, 1852, Anna, 
b. Oct. 14, 1775, d. Sept. 24, 1849, md. John Perrine, James, b. Sept. 
24, 1778, Ursula, b. Jan. 14, 1781, Margaret b. Apr. 9, 1782, Peggy, b. 
Sept. 15, 1787. Some of these children appear in baptismal records 
of Old Tennent Church. 

Compiler's note.] 

1814, May 31. Anderison, George, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $5,544.31; made by Peter Quick, John Sutphin. 
Includes Dutch Bible. Sworn to by William Ditmars, Adm'r, Aug. 
3, 1814. File 2635 J. 

1817, Apr. 4. Angus, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., captain. 
Int. Inventory, $12,852.51; made by Benjamin Maurice, James Edgar. 
Sworn to by Margaretta Angus, Samuel Angus, Adm'rs, May 26, 1817. 

File 10617 L. 

1815, Apr. 12. Annan, Robert. Int. Inventory, $999.50; made by 
John H. Fenimore, George Deacon. Includes cash in Camden Bank. 
Sworn to by Mary Annan, Adm'x, Apr. 13, 1815, before Abram Brown, 
Surrogate of Burlington Co. File 12790 C. 

1816, July 8. Apelgate, Nickolas, of Bordentown, Chesterfield Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all house and lot where I 
live; also all household goods and moveable estate. Executors — wife, 
Elizabeth, brother-in-law, Abraham Thorn. Witnesses — John Sager, 
John Apelgate, Jno. Allen. Proved Jan. 24, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 21. Inventory, $305,26; made by John Sager, Isaac Thorn. 
Includes shoemaker's tools and benches. File 12912 C. 



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1815, Apr. 11. Apgrar, Adam, of Tuexbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $600.00; made by John Hoffman, David Helmsley. 
Sworn to by George Apgar, Nickolas Wyckoff, Adm'rs, Apr. 18, 1815. 

File 2714 J. 

1814, Apr. 21. Apgrer, Jacob, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah Charity, all real and personal estate, 
during- widowhood. All estate to be divided equally between twelve 
lawful children, Anna, Henry, Frederick, Catherine Kreamer, Conrad, 
Nickolas, Sophia Kegin, Matthias S., Sarah Apgar, Eve Elizabeth 
Apgar, John Casper Apgar, Jacob A. Adam Apgar. Share of any 
child dying without issue to survivors. Any accounts against chil- 
dren to be part of their share. Daughter, Sarah, to have $8 and set 
of curtains, and Eve to have $6, besides their clothes for their labor. 
Executors — sons, Frederic and Conrad Apgar. Witnesses — Conrad 
Apgar, Jacob Lindaberry, John Matthias Kreamer. Proved [no date 
thereon, but jurat of appraisers signed June 4, 1814.] 

1814, May 11. Inventory, $6,808.59; made by Conrad Apgar, John 
Hoffman. A number of names in accounts. File 2630 J. 

1814, Mar. 15. Aplegate, Sarah, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
daughter of George Aplegate, late of same place, dec'd; will of. 
Sister, Elizabeth Aplegate, Vz of all estate as devised to me by my 
father. Other i/^ thereof to said sister, in trust, that she will use 
the interest thereof for my sister, Mary Graham, during her present 
coverture. If said Mary outlives her husband, Robert Graham, she is 
to have her half of estate in full; but if she does not outlive her 
husband, her portion of my estate to her daughter, Jane Graham. 
Executrix — sister, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Isaac Thorpe, Deborah 
Apelgate, John Oliver. Proved May 24, 1814. 

1814, May 23. Inventory, $331.55; made by Charles Burton, Isaac 
Thorn. File 12691 C. 

1817, May 6. Applegrate, Charles [Carles], of West Windsor Twsp., 
Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, $096.07; made by Joseph Stout, David 
Schenck. Includes several names in accounts. Sworn to by Charles 
Applegate, Adm'r, Oct. 21, 1817. File 10618 L. 

1816, June 6. Applegate, Isaac, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $283.40; made by William Barriclo, William 
Jamison. Sworn to by Mary Applegate*, Robert McChesney, Adm'rs, 
June 11, 1816. File 10568 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Nov. 1. Applegate, Wtlllain, of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. "Wife, Deborah, all goods that are in my store; all per- 
sonal property including household furniture, after debts are paid. 
Nieces, Elizabeth and Sarah Evans, Catharine Voorhees and Margaret 
Morris, the hou.se and lot in Church Street which I occupy, to be 
divided equally after death of my vs^ife, who is to have full posses- 
sion or rents thereof during life. Brother, John, to have home in the 
family as he has heretofore had, during his life. Executors — friends, 
Augustus R. Ta.ylor, John Morris. Witnesses — Peter Wyckoff, John 
Priestley, James A. Priestley. Proved Dec. 2, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 4. Inventory, $1,514.93; made by James R. Voorhees, 
John Priestley. File 10619 L. 



CAI^ENDAR 01^ WILLS — 1814-1817 I3 

1812, Jan. 11. Appleton, Josiah, Sr., of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all goods that I received with her; 
also use of room, firewood and maintenance during widowhood, all 
in lieu of dower. Son, Josiah, 4 acres of woodland, adjoining Thomas 
Butcher; also 6 acres adjoining same; also the orchard known as the 
Brick Yard field; also the part of house known as the old house; also 
my desk. Land next to William and John West, on road from Allen- 
town to Trenton (12 acres), to be sold and proceeds divided between 
my daughters [unnamed]. Son, Robert, rest of my land (about 65 
acres) on condition that he maintain his mother and my son, 
Cornelius, during his life. Daughter, Abbe Apleton, large Family 
Bible, and other books to all daughters. Three sons to share in 
cooper's tools and cooper stuff. Residue of moveable estate to be 
sold and money used to pay debts. Any overplus to two sons, Robert 
and Cornelius. Executors — two friends, William Foord, Amos Hutch- 
inson. Witnesses — William Appleton, John West, Joseph Disbrow. 
Proved Mar. 19, 1814. File 12692 C. 

1809, May 30. Arden, John, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, house and land where I now dwell; also all 
residue of moveable estate. Executors — friends, Levi Ballinger, Isaac 
Snowden. Witnesses — Samuel Matlack, Richard Glover, Joshua 
Sharp. Proved Nov. 7, 1815, when Levi Ballinger signed as Executor. 

1815, Nov. 6. Inventory, $226.43; made by Samuel Matlack, Joshua 
Sharp. File 12791 C. 

1800, June 25. Ariyanse [Anriyansen], Yan [John], of Harington, 
Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Effie, maintenance out of real estate dur- 
ing widowhood, in lieu of dower; also use of Dutch Bible. Son, 
Daniel, wearing apparel and all real estate, he paying to two daugh- 
ters, Cornelia and Yannechy, $250, and if either should die before 
receiving legacy, her portion to her lawful issue. Grandson, John D. 
Auriyansen, my gun. Rest of personal estate to be equally divided 
between three children. Executors — son, Daniel and sons-in-law, 
John A. Blauvelt, Benjamin Cole. Witnesses — Ann Haring, Jacob J. 
Blauvelt, John David Haring. Proved Sept. 26, 1814. 

1814, Sept. 24. Inventory, $690.56; made by Daniel R. Auryansen. 
John D. Haring. File 3615 B. 

1816, Mar. 1. Armstrong:, James Francis, of Trenton, Hunterdon 
Co., minister. Int. Inventory, $469.00; made by Peter Forman, Ogden 
Woodruff. Sworn to by Robert L. Armstrong, Adm'r, May 8, 1816. 

File 2786 J. 
[Pencilled note on reverse of Inventory "Died Jan. 19, 1816. Sat." 
Compiler's note.] 

1817, Aug;. 8. Arnold, Jacob, of Wantage, Sussex Co.; will of. Wife 
[unnamed], all moveable estate for support of my children. After 
her death, said moveable estate to my daughter, Sarah, "exclusively 
if she shall live to be a woman". Farm to be managed by Executors 
for benefit of wife and children during their minority, and after 
wife's death, same to be sold, and proceeds divided between children 
equally, i.e., Susanna, Mary, Tamzey, John, Sarah and Phebe and 
wife's daughter, Mary Laning, to have $60 if she lives to want it. 
Executors — John Beamer, Jr., Peter Beamer, Jr. Witnesses — Moses 
Cortright, Peggy Richards, Jacob Ayers. Proved Sept. 18, 1817. 



14 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1817, Sept. 17. Inventory, J176.50; made by Jacob Ayers, Peter 
Beamer. File 1513 S. 

1817, Jan. 29. Arnold, Samnel, of Stafford Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rany, Vs of residue of moveable property and % of 
use of land with buildings thereon, during widowhood. Son, John, 
all land and meadow between Little Beach Creek and the Bay ad- 
joining John Collins, James Arnold, he paying $15 to guardian of 
my grandchildren when he is 21, for their schooling; also Vio of a 
tract on the Long Beach adjoining Thomas Hart and Augustine 
Gordon (to have possession when 21). Residue of all estate to be 
equally divided between my children, son and daughters, or their 
survivors, when youngest is 14. Executors — wife, Rany, and brother, 
James Arnold, they to be guardians of children during minority. 
Witnesses — Reuben Soper, Job Inman, Job Craft, John Collins. 
Proved May 14, when Rany Arnold signed as Executrix. File 9216 M. 

1815, Aug. 15. Array, James, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,659.19; made by Jno. Thompson, Abraham Aray. 
Sworn to by Daniel A. Ammerman, Adm'r, Oct. 18, 1816. File 2716 J. 

1816, Mar. 23. Arrowsniith, Joseph, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $844.95; made by Tunis Conover, Jno. West. Sworn 
to by Matthias Van Brakle, Adm'r, Oct. 16, 1816. File 9167 M. 

1815, Aug:. 11. Ashead, Amos, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Son, Abel, 89 acres [description given] for life, after which 
to his son, Abel, but if said grandson Abel dies before 21 and before 
his father, land to other heirs of my said son, Abel. Son, Amos, 129 
acres [description given], forever. Daughter, Elinor Ashead, 3 acres 
of meadow in Evesham purchased of Jonathan Lippincott and ad- 
joining Thomas Inskeep. To said daughter, Elinor, and grand- 
daughter, Sarah Ashead (daughter of Abel), 12 acres [description 
given], as tenants in common, but if Sarah dies under age leaving 
no issue said moiety to my daughter, Elinor. Two lots to be sold. 
To 4 daughters of Esther Brody, late Ashead, i.e., Synthia, Mary, Ann 
and Eliza, each $40 when 18. Any residue of estate, real or personal, 
to sons, Amos, Abel, daughter, Elinor and children of my dec'd son, 
John. Executor — son, Amos. Witnesses — Abraham Inskeep, Wills 
Burdsall, John Evans, Jr. Proved June 5, 1816, when Jacob Glover, 
Surrogate, testifies that will is a true copy of the original will. 

1816, May 30. Inventory, $160.56; made by John Evans, Jr., Samuel 
Haines. Includes carpenter tools. File 3073 H. 

1810, May 19. Atchley, Nathaniel, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., "being advanced in years"; will of. Wife, Keziah, % of personal 
estate (with exceptions); also Vz of dwelling house during widow- 
hood; maintenance by two sons, Isaac and Nathaniel. Said two sons, 
the plantation whereon I now live (purchased of Joseph Hoff) with 
appurtenances thereunto belonging, except the dwelling house to 
wife as above said, and daughters, Mary and Ann, to have home 
therein while single, after which the house to son, Isaac. If either 
son should die without issue, his share to survivor, subject to legacy. 
Two sons, Jeremiah and Jesse, 153 acres, being part of a plantation 
In Sussex Co. (purchased of Moses Moore) adjoining Sickles, and if 
either should die without issue, survivor to have the whole. Grand- 



CAI^ENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 1 5 

children (children of dec'd son, Thomas), % of residue of the Sussex 
Co. plantation (40 acres). Daughter, Deborah M. Smith and her 
children by Samuel Myers, to have rest of Sussex Co. plantation (40 
acres). Daughter, Mary Atchley, cow, bed and bedding, £125. 
Daughter, Ann Atchley, cow, bed and bedding, £125. If either should 
die without issue, survivor to have her share. Son, Nathaniel to 
have y^ of personal estate, and Isaac the other % thereof. Sons, 
Nathaniel, to pay £100, Isaac, £100, Jeremiah, £35 and Jesse, £15, to 
my estate. Executors — four sons, Nathaniel, Isaac, Jeremiah, and 
Jesse. Witnesses — James McClary, Harramanus King, William Nes- 
bitt. Proved Mar. 15, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 30. Inventory, $409.16; made by Clement Bonnell, David 
Vankirk. Includes an old bayonet. File 2637 J. 

1815, July 28. Atkinson, Amos*, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, to have use of house where we live for life and 
$80 yearly to be paid by son, William; also all household furniture 
and the cash I have on hand; also a cow and firewood. Son, William, 
all lands, he paying to his three sisters, Hope, Hannah and Abigail, 
each $500 and to his sister, Ann, $600; also to said son, William, all 
farming utensils and live stock. Executor — son, William. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Shinn, Jonathan Pox, John Williams. Proved Sept. 
23, 1815. 

1815, Sept. 26. Inventory, $863.07; made by Josiah Buddy, Samuel 
Jones. File 12792 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1S09, Oct. 24. Atkinson, Anne, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Four daughters, Elizabeth Kempton, Rebecca Newbold, 
Sarah Mullen, Beulah Paxson, wearing apparel and all household 
goods. House and lot in Mt. Holly, to be sold and proceeds thereof, 
together with any and all other estate, to be divided between two 
sons, William and Mahlon and four daughters (as named). Execu- 
tors — my relation, William Ridgeway, and William Pancoast. Wit- 
nesses — Edith Ridgway, Miriam Ridgway, Solomon Thomas. Proved 
Oct. 22, 1814, when William Ridgway signed as Executor. 

1814, Oct. 6. Inventory, $1,027.64%; made by George Sherman, 
B. C. White. File 12693 C. 

1809, Sept. 24. Atkinson, Susannah, of Springfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Mother, Hannah Hancock, all estate. Executor — 
brother, William Hancock, Jr. Witnesses — Elizabeth Hancock, Mary 
Pancoast, Hannah Hancock. Proved July 8, 1816. 

1816, July 8. Inventory, $278.50; made by William Ridgeway, Sam- 
uel Ridgeway. File 12852 C. 

1816, Mar. 4. Anble, Jacob, of Washington Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,542.60; made by Jacob Miller, John F. Smith. Sworn to 
by Charity Auble*, George Fritts, Adm'rs, Mar. 6, 1816. File 1626 N. 

• Signed by mark. 

1817, Aug. 16. Aumock, John, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eve, all estate, real and personal. Executrix — wife, 
Eve, Aaron Vannetta. Witnesses — Christopher Martenis, Nicolas 
Strouble, Adam Kunkle. Proved Sept. 17, 1817, when Eve Aumock* 
signed as Executrix. 



l6 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1817, Sept. 16. Inventory, $130.49; made by Joseph Force, Christo- 
pher Martenis. Includes shoemaker's tools and lasts. File 2849 J. 

• Signed by mark. 

1817, May 13. Anryanson, Daniel R., of Harington Twsp., Bergen 
Co. Int. Inventory, $323.89; made by Benjamin Cole, John D. Haring. 
Sworn to by Weirt Westervelt, Adm'r, June 21, 1817. File 3723 B. 

1817, July 28. Aushultz, Jacob, of Maurice River Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co. Int. Inventory, $385.25; made by Henry S. Browne, Law- 
rence Van Hook. Includes "case of diamonds", "contents of jools", 
etc. and a note of William Ijinthicum. Sworn to by Sylvena Aushultz*. 
Adm'x, July 30, 1817. File 1812 F. 

♦ Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 17. Austin, Mahlon, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,677.77; made by Josiah Foster, Jr., Joel Evans. 
Affirmed by John Evans, Jr., Adm'r, Nov. 4, 1814. File 12694 C. 

1809, Apr. 3. Austin, Rebecca, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Five daughters, Sarah Haines, Lydia Haines, Mary Moore, Martha 
Hollinshead and Elizabeth Haines, all estate, equally. Executors — 
son, Jonathan Austin and son-in-law, Isaac Haines, Jr. Witnesses — 
William Austin, William W^arner, John Stokes. Proved Dec. 9, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 4. Inventory, $166,471/^; made by Bethuel Moon, John 
Stokes. File 12913 C. 

1805, Nov. 18. Austin, William, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
Will of. Wife, Elizabeth, personal estate, in lieu of dower; and $800 
out of real estate as hereinafter devised. Three brothers, Caleb, 
Josiah and Samuel Austin, all real estate. Two sisters, Lydia Evans, 
and Rachel Austin, $100 to be paid by brothers out of real estate. 
Executor — brother, Samuel Austin. Witnesses — William Sharp, Jr., 
Abraham Haines, William Wilkins. Proved June 18, 1814, when 
Elizabeth Austin signed as Adm'x, C. T, A. 

1812, June 17. Inventory, $7,201,131^; made by John Borton, Ed- 
mond [Edward?] Darnel. File 12695 C. 

1813, Sept. 30. Auten, Isaac, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Meldrum, T[homas] 
A[rrowsmith] Smith. Sworn to by John A. Auten, Adm'r, Mar. 24, 
1814, Includes smith tools. File 1571 R. 

1817, Jan. 4. Axtell, Calvin, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $506.85; made by Samuel Beach, Jesse Upson. Sworn to by Sam- 
uel Axtell. Adm'r. Jan. 6. 1817. File 1670 N. 

1814, Jan. 22. Ayars, Caleb, of Cumberland Co. Int. Inventory, 
$154.86; made by George Bacon. Richard Wood. Sworn to by David 
Sheppard. Adm'r. Jan. 22. 1814. File 1659 F. 

1817, June 12. Ayars, Hosea M., of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp.. 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $341.98; made by Nathan Bonham, Charles 
Davis. Includes "gun and military implements". Sworn to by 
Ezekiel J. Ayars, Adm'r, June 19, 1817. File 3378 Q. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I7 

1817, Jan. 8. Ayers, David, of AVoodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $159.00; made by Henry Campbell, Ellis B. Codding- 
ton. Sworn to by Frazee Ayers, Adm'r, Jan. 8, 1817. File 10G20 L. 

1814, Mar. 16. Ayers, E^zekiel, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Meriba, such articles as she chooses for housekeeping 
to be at her disposal; also interest of % of all money arising from 
sale of real and personal estate, after debts are paid. Eldest son, 
Asher, $50. Son, Simeon, $50. Youngest daughter, Charlotte Camp- 
bell, all goods purchased at Richard Cutter's vendue; but if she dies 
without issue, same to be given to two youngest sons, Jarvis and 
Albert. To three youngest children, Charlotte, Jarvis and Albert, 
$250 each when 21. Residue to be divided equally among children, 
Margaret (wife of Jeremiah Freeman), Josiah, Ezra, Charlotte, 
Jarvis and Albert. Executors — two sons, Asher and Simeon. Wit- 
nesses — John Campbell, Neil Campbell, William Martin. Proved May 
4, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 13. Inventory, $1,230,941/2; made by Thomas Mundy, Neil 
Campbell. File 10446 L. 

1815, Oct. 26. Ayers, John, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset Co. Int. 
Inventory [not tota.led]; made by John Brees, Alexander Finley. In- 
cludes blacksmith bellows, 2 anvils, 2 vices, iron, steel, lumber, hol- 
lowing anvil, hammers, tongs, shoe box and tools, iron in the Shop. 
Sworn to by David Ayers, Jr., Adm'r, Nov. 2, 1815. File 1615 R. 

1807, Sept. 6. Ayers, Jonathan, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Wife [unnamed], her lawful thirds. Rest of 
personal and real estate to be sold. Out of proceeds, $100 to each of 
my daughters, Anne (wife of Ruben Moore), Elizabeth (wife of 
Jotham Frazee). To Squire Ayers (son of Ezekiel), $50, and to his 
daughter, Anne, $25, when of age. To Jonathan (son of Silvenus 
Ayers), $50 and to his daughter, Anny, $25, when of age. Rest of 
money to be equally divided between sons, John, Jonathan, Moses 
and Nathaniel. Executors — sons, John, Moses, and Nathaniel. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Ayers, Benjamin Doughty, Peter Ayers. Proved Apr. 
11, 1814, when John and Moses Ayers sign as Executors. 

1814, Apr. 8. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Moses Pa,rcel, Lott 
Southard. 

1814, Nov. 27. Jurat of Nathaniel Ayers as Executor, at Trenton 
before William Pennington, Surrogate General. File 1572 R. 

1813, Sept. 10. Ayers, Mulford, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $610. 72i^; made by John Campbell, Enos Free- 
man. Sworn to by Lewis Kelly, Adm'r, Mar. 9, 1814. File 10447 L. 

1814, Feb. 5. Ayres, David, of Morris Twsp., and Co. Int. Inven- 
tory [not totaled]; made by Samuel Crowell, Thomas Guerin. Sworn 
to by Lott Southard, Adm'r, July 2, 1814. File 1534 N. 

1817, Jan. 2. Ttacon, Daniel. Int. Inventory, $1,103.35; made by 
Richard Sheppard, Maskell Ware. Sworn to by Ann Bacon, Adm'x, 
June 30, 1817, before T. Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

File 1813 F. 

1816, Feb. 23. Bacon, James, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,285.20; made by Enos Ewing, William Sheppard. Sworn 
to by Josiah Sheppard, Adm'r, May 11, 1816. File 1767 F. 



1 8 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1813, Aug* !• Bacon, Job, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ruth, use and profits of the plantation left to me by 
my father, and my share of the plantation where I live, for three 
years after my death. Son, John, plantation where I formerly lived 
and given me by my father; also I/2 of woodland; also the wagon 
house that I moved to where I now live, three years after my de- 
cease; also $400 out of personal estate, in lieu of land sold to Daniel 
Husted, (and which belonged to his mother) he paying to his 
brother, $400. Son, Job, my share of the plantation where I live 
that came to me as an heir of my father, John Bacon, dec'd; other 
V& of woodland, he to quit claim when 21, to Daniel Husted the land 
that was his mother's. Rest of personal estate to wife, and children, 
Martha Reeve, Mary Bacon, Sarah Sheppard Bacon, Ann Thompson 
Bacon, Josiah and Morris Bacon, equally, except daughter, Sarah, 
and sons, Josiah and Morris, each to have $100 more than others. If 
any child by present wife should die before lawful age, his share to 
surviving children of said wife. Executors — wife, Ruth, and brother, 
George. Witnesses — Benjamin Bacon, Elizabeth Wood, Richard 
Wood. Proved June 20, 1814. 

1814, June 14. Inventory, $5,828.33; made by Richard Wood, Wil- 
liam Sheppard. File 1660 F. 

1814, Sept. 17. Bacon, Rebecca. Int. Inventory, $333.77; made by 
Mark Miller, Thomas W. Cattell. Affirmed by Sarah Brown, Adm'x, 
Sept. 17, 1814, before Daniel Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. 

File 3230 Q. 

1815, May 30. Badgely, Samuel F., of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, John Force Badgeley, $424, when 21. Daughter, Maria 
Jane Badgeley, rest of personal estate, after debts are paid, reserv- 
ing one heifer, bed and bedding and 1 trunk for her use; also $100, 
when she is 18. If either child should die under age, leaving no issue, 
legacy to survivor. Executor — Thomas P. Badgeley, he to be guard- 
ian of two children until they are of age. He is to have interest of 
money left to my son who is to be maintained and educated in read- 
ing, writing and arithmetic sufficient for a tradesman, and at 15 to 
be put to a suitable trade. Witnesses — Charity Badgely, James C. 
Fallowfield. Proved Oct. 3, 1815. 

1815, Oct. 3. Inventory, $521.41; made by John A. Kiersted, James 
C. Fallowfield. Includes shoemaker's seat, tools, and awl. 

File 10877 G. 

1814, Dec. 18. Bailey, William, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co. Int. Inventory, $135.85; made by Thomas Carhart, John G. J. 
Walling. Sworn to by Thomas Bailey, Adm'r, Jan. 2, 1815. 

File 9125 M. 

1808, Jan. 23. Baker, Cornelius, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, for life, use and possession of dwelling 
house where I now live (except westerly room to be reserved for 
daughter, Susannah, during her mother's life); use of 10 acres ad- 
joining, with out buildings thereon (adjoins lands of my son, Abra- 
ham); best horse, chair and harness, 2 cows, 2 beds and bedding; 
$100; meats, grains, 81day clock, bureau, "cherry tree table and cherry 
tree stand", dining table, 6 Windsor chairs, all in lieu of dower. 
Wearing apparel to my son, Abraham. Daughter, Susannah, also a 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I9 

cow and other household privileges. All other estate, real and per- 
sonal, to be sold. Of proceeds, % to be divided between daughters, 
Susannah and Catherine, and other ^ equally to 4 children, Abraham, 
Susannah, Catherine and Mary. Executors — son, Abraham, friend, 
Abel Clarkson. Witnesses — Lewis Kelly, Robert Clarkson, Jr., Moses 
Congar. 

1813, Mar. 24. Codicil. Changing bequest to wife, of 6 Windsor 
chairs to 6 rush bottom chairs. Son, Stephen, $10. In case of death 
of son, Abraham before me, his share to his children. In case of 
Catharine's death before me, her share to her children. Mary to 
have interest of her share and at her death, to her children. Susan- 
nah's share to be given her two children, Fanny (eldest), and Ann 
(youngest). In place of Abel Clarkson, Adam Lee, as Executor. 
Witnesses — Robert Lee, Thomas Lee, Lewis Kelly. Proved No. 20, 
1815, when Abraham Baker signed as Executor. 

1815, Nov. 15. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Thomas Bloom- 
field, Thomas Lee. Pile 10525 L. 

1814, July ». Baker, Daniel, of Westfield Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, use of all residue of personal estate until youngest 
daughter is 18, and use of all real estate for maintenance of children 
who are under age. If wife should marry again, Executors to take 
charge of estate and maintain said children as abovesaid. Having 
advanced property to four married daughters, Mary D. Camp, Phebe 
Marsh, Margaret Brittain and Betsey Britton, I now give to each $5. 
Sons, David, Daniel, Hedges, Cyrus, Henry and Elihu, all lands sub- 
ject to dower right of my wife, and legacies to daughters. Daughter. 
Prudence Baker, $100 when 21, to be paid by son, David. Daughter, 
Hannah Baker, $100 when 21. Real estate to be charged with said 
legacies. Son, Hedges, the bay mare provided he discharge the $32 
due on her; also my 8-day clock (his mother to have use of same 
during widowhood). Executor — brother, William Baker, son-in-law, 
Abraham Brittain. Witnesses — Elizabeth Ross, Samiiel Y. Clark, 
Charles Clark. Proved Aug. 11, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 10. Inventory, $607.50; made by Charles Clark, Daniel 
Baker. File 10823 G. 

1817, Feb. 11. Baker, Deborah, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., widow. Int. Inventory, $214.00; made by David Schamp, David 
Biggs. Sworn to by Elijah Baker, Adm'r, Feb. 11, 1817. File 2850 J. 

1813, Sept. 23. Baker, Elizabeth*, of Union Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. To Jonathan Baker, Melyn Baker, and Phebe Miller (wife of 
Moses Miller), each $75. Residue of money to be divided between my 
brother, Daniel, and sister, Abigail. % of residue of estate to sister, 
Abigail, and her two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary; and the other 
V2 to three daughters of my brother, Daniel, i.e., Phebe, Betsey and 
Maria. Executors — brother, Daniel Baker and friend, Matthias 
Burnet. Witnesses — Jonas Wade, William Alexander, Elijah Stites. 
Proved Nov. 9, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 9. Inventory [not totaleaj; made by Stephen Headley, 
Jabish Headley. File 10824 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Apr. 19. Baker, Ezekiel, of Union Twsp., Essex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $196.62; made by John Baker, Samuel Conger. Sworn to by 
David Lyon, Adm'r, Apr. 9, 1817. File 11033 G. 



20 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, RIar. 1. Baker, John, of Egg Harbour Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Son, Daniel, all real and personal estate bought of John 
Somers and Samuel Mickle. Granddaughter, Mary Blackman (daugh- 
ter of my late son, John Baker), $400. Three grandsons. Rem Corson, 
Miles Corson and Lewis Corson, each $50. Daughter, Abigail Black- 
man, $5. Daughter, Phebe Steelman, to have privilege to cut hay 
and wood for her use during life. Executor — son, Daniel. Wit- 
nesses — Elisha Smith, Rachel Corson, Joseph Johnson. Proved Jan. 
15, 1816. 

1816, Jan. 13. Inventory, $122.00; made by Samuel Scull, Elisha 
Smith. File 3074 H. 

1814, Oct. 7. Baker, Jonathan, of Hanover Town, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margrit, to have use of all lands for support and education 
of my family until youngest child is 16; also % of all estate, real 
and personal, in lieu of dower. Daughters, Mary Baker, Lorane 
Baker, Claracy Baker, Sary Baker, Phebe Baker and Judy Baker, all 
residue of estate, equally. Land and personal estate to be sold, if 
desired in order to make better division thereof. If any daughter 
marries before said division of estate, she is to have $100 which is 
to be charged to her at the general division. Executor.s — friends, 
Henry Vail, Oliver Clark, who are to serve as guardians with my 
wife of said children. Witnesses — Silas Clark, Lineus Clark, Isaac 
Whitehead. Proved Nov. 17, 1814. Pile 1535 N. 

180G, Apr. 4. Baker, Joseph, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., mariner; 
will of. Wife, Patience*, all estate, real and personal, she to be sole 
Executrix. Witnesses — John Griffeth, Moses Winans, Edward Grif- 
feth. Proved Aug. 8, 1816. File 10957 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, May 15. Baker, 'William, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. "William Baker (son of Moore Baker), $300. Robert 
Lanning (youngest son of my nephew, William Lanning), $100. Wil- 
liam Baker (son of Elias Baker), $100; also my silver watch. Wil- 
liam Baker (son of my brother, Timothy), $300. Elonar (wife of 
Sylvester Bills, and a daughter of Thomas Blackwell), 3 silver table- 
spoons, 5 silver teaspoons, 1 cream cup, large looking glass. Ruben 
Robinson (son of William), $100. Judy Wallis (a woman of colour) 
who has kept house for me for several years, $30. The negro. Prime, 
$50 and his freedom; but if ever unable to support himself, my 
legatees are to share equally in his maintenance. Nephew, John 
(son of my brother, John Baker), $300. Joshua Lanning of Hope- 
well, $100. Residue to my "kindred as the law directs". Executor — 
Moor Baker (son of my brother, John). Witnesses — Noah Tindall, 
Reuben Hart, Samuel Moore. Proved Aug. 14, 1817. File 2851 J. 

1815, Feb. 20. Baldwin, Enos. Int. Inventory, $141.25; made by 
James Ward, Isaac Ailing. Sworn to by Stephen Hays, Jr., Adm'r, 
Apr. 17, 1815, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. 

File 10878 G. 

, . — . Baldvrin, Hannah*, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 

All estate to brother, Silvanus Baldwin, who is to be executor. Wit- 
nesses — Stephen Hays, Jr., James Black. Proved Dec. 1, 1814. 



CALENDAR OF WILIvS — 1814-1817 21 

1814, Dec. 3. Inventory, $446.25; made by Moses Baldwin, James 
Black. Accounts of Annanias Baldwin, John Morris. File 10825 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Feb. 28. Baldwin, Silas, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Susanah, $100 out of moveable property (or if she 
chooses, moveable property to that value); also a room in the house. 
Son, Silas, rest of moveable property after paying my debts; all that 
part of my homestead farm and buildings thereon adjoining John 
Smith and John Johnson . . . the road to Parsippany on the east . . . 
heirs of John Cobb and Hiram Smith on the north; also a meadow as 
purchased of Hiram Smith. To 4 daughters, Experience, Ann, 
Susanah and Elizabeth, residue of said homestead farm, adjoining 
Job and Moses Baldwin on the north, James Thomas on the east. 
Executors — friend. Lot Dixon, and son, Silas Baldwin. Proved May 
13, 1815 when Silas Baldwin signed as Executor. File 1580 N. 

1815, Apr. 9. Ball, Edward, of Orange, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, in 
addition to her right of dower, all real and personal estate, to be at 
her disposal. Executors — brother, Timothy Ball, and friend, Stephen 
Bruen. Witnesses — Caleb Dudley, Mary Baldwin, Jemima Tichenor. 
Proved May 3, 1815. File 10879 G. 

18ie, Aug. 10. Ballard, Joseph, of Bloomfleld Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Eunice, all estate, real and personal, during widowhood, 
for maintenance and education of children during their minority. 
Two sons, Joseph Warren Ballard and Lucius Ballard to be put to 
trades at 14 and they are to share equally with 2 daughters, Eunice 
Ballard and Cynthia Ballard at division of estate. Executors — wife, 
Eunice and 2 friends, James Vanwinckle, Starr Persons. Witnesses — 
John A. Garrabrants, Abraham Stager, Jr., Peter Williams. Proved 
Oct. 26, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 19. Inventory, $1,068.29; made by Garrabrant A. Garra- 
brant, John A. Garrabrant. File 10958 G. 

1815, Nov. 21. Ballinger, David, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, ?299.61; made by Enos Woodruff, Daniel 
Penton. Sworn to by Zaccheus Ray, Adm'r, Dec. 6, 1815. File 3195 Q. 

1812, Mar. 6. Ballingcr, Zaccheus, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hope, V2 part of personal estate (after debts are 
paid); also profits of plantation until son, Benjamin, marries or is 
21; also cedar swamp, to be at her disposal. Two sons, Isaac and 
Benjamin, all plantation whereon I dwell, together with the improve- 
ments where son, Isaac, lives, equally. Isaac to have that part where 
he lives, and Benjamin the part where I live. Daughter, Naomi, 
other 1/2 of personal estate. Joseph Hance is to have no more of my 
property, having had his full share of it in his first wife's time, 
therefore he is to have only sixty seven cents. Executors — wife, 
Hope, and son, Isaac. Witnesses — Isaac Shute, Jacob Hoffman. 
Proved May 4, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 28. Inventory, $2,112.95; made by Joseph Davis, William 
Haines. File 3136 Q. 

1815, Feb. 21. Baly, Samuel, Sr., of Springfield Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife [unnamed], $70 (if she pays my vendue account with 



22 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOI^UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

estate of Enos Baldwin and renounces her right of dower in my 
estate, and not otherwise) ; also a cow, and household furniture she 
brought me. Son, Samuel, 3 lots of land on south west corner of 
homestead. Son, David, 2 lots adjoining above and Thomas Parcel. 
Son, Abraham, (if he returns to this place) the "timothy" lot bought 
of Esther Parcel; but if he should not return, the same to be 
divided between two sons "David and Thomas Wade". Grandson, 
John D. Bailey, $50 if he lives to 21; also the watch and mason's 
tools that were his father's. Son, Thomas Wade, all residue of 
estate, real and personal, he paying debts and legacies. Executors — 
two sons, Samuel and Thomas Wade. Witnesses — Joseph T. Hardy, 
John Drew, Esther Tichenor*. Proved May 8, 1815, when Samuel 
Bailey, Jr., and Thomas W. Baley signed as Executors. 

1815, May 6. Inventory, $651.87; made by Joseph T. Hardy, John 
Drew. File 10880 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

ISlOt Oct. 22. Bancker, John, of Belleville, Essex Co., yeoman 
"being at an advanced age"; will of. Wife, Margaret to have use of 
% of moveable estate and live stock, for life and after her death 
same to be equally divided between four daughters, Catherine, Mar- 
garete Ann, Aletta, and Cornelia. The other ^ thereof to be divided 
equally between my son, John, and daughters, Susan, Mary and Eliza- 
beth, and children of my late brother, Gerard. House and lot in 
Cherry St., near the New Slip, New York City, now in occupation of 
Dr. De Angelis; also a farm (200 acres) in the Belvider Patent, 
Cherry Valley, N. Y. (purchased of Mrs. Ann Cary) to be sold. 
Residue from such sales to be divided between son, John, daughters, 
Susan, Mary and Elizabeth, and children of my late son, Gerard, 
dec'd ("both of which are to divide share between them"). My 
present wife, Margaret, to be allowed to continue on the farm at 
Bellville (37 acres as purchased of William Holmes), during her life, 
from which she can support herself and her children. After her 
death, the farm to my four daughters, by said wife, Catherine, Mar- 
garete Ann, Aletta and Cornelia. Share of any daughter dying under 
age and leaving no issue, to survivors. The unequal division of 
property among children proceeded from consideration that those by 
my former wives have had a valuable estate left them by their late 
uncle, Gerard Bancker; whereas the little I have left to my younger 
children will be scarcely sufficient for their support. Executors — 
son-in-law, Thomas Richards, and Elias Haines, of New York City, 
and kinsman, Abraham Bancker of Staten Island. Witnesses — 
Robert Rutgers, Gerard Rutgers, Margaret S. Rutgers. 

1814, Dec. 31. Codicil. If necessary, moveable estate to be sold 
to pay debts, having a care not to injure the interests of my wife 
and her children. Witnesses — same. Proved Sept. 22, 1815. 

1815, Sept. 29. 30. Inventory, $1,543.6714; made by Abraham Jorale- 
mon, James P. Joralemon. Includes 14 black walnut gun stocks, 
turning lathe, 2 Bibles (one old), sword, tomahawk, 1 old sword, 1 
pew in the Church. File 10881 G. 

1814, May 6. Bancroft, Bliller, of Lower Twsp., Cape May Co. Int. 
Inventory, $246,281,^; made by Jacob Foster, Ephraim Kent. Sworn 
to by Robert Edmunds, Adm'r, May 30, 1814. File 883 E. 

1811, May 15. Banks, David, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Susan, after debts are paid, % the value of all personal estate. ^ 



CAI.ENDAR OF WII^LS 1814-1S17 23 

part thereof to 4 daughters, Mary Meeker, Sally Gould, Susan Holmes, 
and Catharine. The other V4, part to my son, David. A parcel of 
land on west side of Washington Street, between the continuations 
of Bank Street and Academy Street, to be divided into 4 lots; the 
lot at corner of Bank and Washington streets to my daughter, Sally 
(wife of Stephen Gould). The next adjoining lot to my daughter, 
Mary Meeker. The next one to daughter, Catharine and the next to 
Susan Holmes. Son, David Banks, the house wherein I now live, 
adjoining land of Nathaniel Andruss; also rest of land not devised, 
to said daughters; the "young orchard" land; the woodland adjoining 
same called the chestnut lot; two lots known as the old fields on the 
road leading to South Orange and adjoining Abbits land; the old 
orchard lot and the swamp; the Boiling Spring lot in Orange Twsp.^ 
also woodland called the Cat Swamp; salt meadow adjoining Morris 
Creek and Joseph Davis and the meadow called the Haska pond, and 
if he should die before me and without issue, said lands to be divided 
between daughters. If any of my daughters, should die without leav- 
ing issue, her portion to surviving sisters. Daughter, Catharine, $250. 
Grandchildren, which Dr. Charles Graham had by my daughter, 
Lucetta, the sum of £5. Executors — wife, Susan, son, David, son-in- 
law, Stephen Gould. "Witnesses — Jonathan Andruss, Amos Williams, 
Joseph C. Hornblower. Proved Feb. 14, 1815. File 10882 G. 

[This will is written on sheepskin — extremely fine, with first part 
of will engraved thereon. Compiler's note.] 

1815, Jan. 10. Bannister, Joseph, of Bergen Twsp., and Co. Int. 
Inventory, $705.57; made by Jabez Spinnage, John R. Goodman. 
Sworn to by Eliza Banister, Adm'x, Apr. 5, 1815. File 3691 B. 

1810, Dec. 13. Banta, Klisabeth*, now of Orange Town, Rockland 
Co., New York, widow and relict of Hendrick Banta; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Mary (wife of Gideon Vervalen), 1,^ of personal estate. To three 
grandchildren (children of my dec'd daughter, Ginne), Sofya (wife 
of Albert Bogert), Aurie J. Westervelt, and Bealetje Bogert (widow 
of Stephanus Bogert), the other V2 thereof. Executors — grandson, 
Aurie J. Westervelt, and said Albert Bogart. Witnesses — Isaac I. 
Blauvelt, James Killey, James Demarest. Proved May 17, 1816, be- 
fore John A. Boyd, Surrogate of Bergen Co. Only Albert Bogart 
signed as Executor. 

1816, May 17. Inventory, $750, (which is solely a note against 
Aaron I. Westervelt, dated May 5, 1808); made by Jacob Lozier, Isaac 
I. Blauvelt. File 3692 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Jan. 3. Banta, Hendrick C.*, of New Barbadoes Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of % of real and personal estate 
for life, in lieu of dower. Eldest son, Cornelius, for life, several lots, 
the first whereon he lives (13 acres); also lot of meadow and lot of 
woodland purchased of John Anderson, adjoining Nickolas Demarest 
[description given]; also my large Dutch Bible and after his death, 
all of above to his son, Hendrick. Second son, John, and to his heirs, 
% of cleared land on west side of Shukert Road; also Vi of meadow; 
also Vs of woodland in the Sprout and another piece of woodland 
bought of John Anderson [description given]. Third son, Gilbert, 
1/4 of clear land on west side of Shukert Road; also % of meadow 
and 14 of woodland; also meadow at Monacky. Fourth son, Weirt, 



24 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

all land bought of Gabriel Hyman; also land on east side of Shukert 
Road; also shares of woodland and meadow. Fifth son, Daniel, 
shares of above lands and meadow. Sixth son, Hendrick, % of said 
lands with mansion house and barns. Three daughters, Nelly, Eliza- 
beth and Rachel, each £100; also all beds and bedding- and linens. 
Each of sons paying- sums of money to Cornelius. Executors — two 
sons, Cornelius H. Banta and John H. Banta. Witnesses — John John- 
son, Lucas Van Voorhasen, John Degroot. Proved September 8, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 6. Inventory. ,f05G.50; made by Necausie Voorhesen, 
James Bogert. File 3724 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Aug:. 19. Barbef, Henry, of Burlington City and Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $27.50; made by James Deacon, William Collings. Sworn to 
by Mary Barber, Adm'x, Feb. 15, 1815. File 12833 C. 

1815, Feb. 13. Barber, Jonathan, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $130.50; made by George Matthews, Stephen S. 
Vanzant. Includes 1 old mill saw, book debts for sawing, lease of 
a room. Sworn to by Mary Barber, William Surran, Adm'rs, Mar. 
20, 1815. File 3025 H. 

1810, A'ov. 23. Barber, Joseph, of Burlington City, and Co., car- 
penter; will of. Son, James, lot No. 1 in enclosed map, d'aring his 
life and at his death, to his son, Joseph. Son, John, to have lot No. 
2 on said map; (being land whereon stands the house in which I 
live) on Old York Road. Daughter, Mary Nigley, lot No. 3, for life 
and then to her children. Daughter, Margaret George, lot No. 4. 
Son, Henry, Lot No. 5 for life and then to his children. Executors- 
son, John, and daughter, Mary. Witnesses — John How, Thomas 
Fennimore, Jr., Jesse Wright. 

1810, Nov. 23. Codicil. Son, James, my carpenter tools. Daugh- 
ters, Mary and Margaret, all household goods. Witnesses — same. 
Proved June 21, 1814, which John Barber, signed as Executor. 

File 12696 C. 

1813, Sept. 20. Barber, Thomas, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, $1,333.33; also my negro girl, a cow, bed and bedding, 
household goods for 1 room, all in lieu of dower, and to be at her 
own disposal. Son, Samuel, $00.66. Presbyterian Congregation at 
Harmony in Greewich Twsp., $66.66, the interest thereof for use of 
church as long as it exists there but if dissolved, the principal sum 
to return to my estate. Having paid for land on which my son-in- 
law, John Stivers lives, I give out of said estate, $533.33 to children 
of daughter, Phebe Stivers, and residue to return to my estate. Rest 
of all estate to be sold. Residue to be divided into 5 equal shares. 
One such share to children of my son, Samuel, who is to have interest 
thereof for life and if his present wife survive him, she is to have 
% of said interest during her widowhood. One share to my 2 grand- 
sons, Thomas and Robert (sons of my son, Robert, lately dec'd), 
when 21. Daughters, Elizabeth (wife of George Nace), Ann Perine 
Muckler, and Phebe Stivers, each the interest of one share and at 
their deaths, principal to their children. Executors — wife, Margaret, 
daughter, Ann Perine Muckler and friend, William Kennedy, Esq. 
Witnesses — James M. Carter, James J. Kennedy, William M. Kennedy. 
Proved Dec. 5, 1816, when Margaret Barber*, Nancy Mutchler, Wm. 
Kennedy signed as Executors. 



CAI^ENDAR 01^ WILI.S 1814-1817 25 

1816, Dec. 11. Inventory [not totaled], but the plantation appears 
therein valued at $14,220.00; made by Peter Kline, James I. Kennedy. 
A few names in accounts. Sworn to by William Kennedy, Feb. 18, 
1817_ File 1492 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 4. Barcalow, Providence, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, ?1,213.50; made by Peter Fox, Seth Rose. Sworn 
to by George Larason, Adm'r, Apr. 7, 1813. File 2638 J. 

1817, July 19. Barcroft, Ambrose, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Daughters, Alice, Sarah, Fanny, and Martha, each ?600, 
Sarah having $100 more than the others, they all having had part 
of their shares. This to be paid out of sales of personal and move- 
able estate. Real estate (270 acres in separate parcels), to be sold. 
Sons, Jonathan and Elias, each $820. they having had $180 before. 
Three youngest sons, James, Richard, and John, each $80 in lieu of 
a horse as has been given the others. Residue to be divided equally 
between 7 sons, Aaron, Samuel, Ambrose, Stacy, James, Richard and 
John. Son, John, a minor, to be taught mercantile business by his 
brother, Stacy, if convenient, or to have a trade of his own choosing. 
The share of any child who is now dead, or who dies before me, to 
his heirs. Executors — sons, Samuel and Stacy. Witnesses — John 
Waterhouse, James Scott, William Bonham. Proved Sept. 23, 1817, 
when Stacy B. Barcroft signed as Executor. 

1817, Sept. 22. Inventory, $3,734.07; made by John Waterhouse, 
James Scott. File 2852 J. 

1814, Nov. 28. Barcroft, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Schanck, Amos Hartley. 
Sworn to by Titus Quick, Joseph Craven, Adm'rs, May 1, 1815. 

File 2716 J. 

1809, Mar. 20. Barkelew, Abraham, of New Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wearing apparel to son, Runyon and grand- 
son, Abraham (son of Stephen). Also to son, Runyon, all land on 
north side of a line marked by him and myself; also land formerly 
Benjamin Dunham's; also part of lot purchased of John Herbert on 
east side of a ditch and adjoining land of James Applegate; also 
meadow purchased of the Widow Berrien; also V2 of salt meadow 
on Cheesequakes Creek; also 300 acres of pine land, together with 
negroes now in his possession. To two grandsons, Abraham and 
George (sons of Stephen Barkelew, dec'd), my homestead, with all 
the marsh and fisheries; V2 of marsh on Cheesequake Creek; also 
land adjoining homestead purchased of Charles Vendeventer, to be 
divided equally. Also to said Abraham, the negroes, Frank, Dick 
and Cate and to the said George, the negro, Sam. They are also to 
have all farming utensils, all fishing implements and skiffs, cattle 
and grains; also to each a bed and bedding; two horses, a yoke of 
oxen, 4 milch cows, 10 sheep and the covered wagon for use of the 
family during their residence together. For all of this they are each 
to pay $1,250 to my estate. At end of fifteen years from my decease, 
my executors to pay to Peter Wilson Barkelew (son of Stephen), 
$1,250 and to Charles Barkelew (son of Anne Tone), $1,250. The 
interest of said sums for their maintenance and education. To 
grandson, Peter W. Barkelew, 200 acres of pineland adjoining James 



26 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Throgmorton, and the negro, Jake; also $500 out of sales of land. 
Grandson, William Sharer, 100 acres of pineland. Grandson, Charles 
Barkelew (son of Anne Tone), 200 acres of pineland and the negro 
Tom. Granddaughter, Anne Tone, $800 and the negro woman, Phebe, 
or her value. To Margaret, widow of my son, Stephen, $250 and the 
negro, Sal, and her child, Jane, during widowhood, and she is to 
occupy part of the house as formerly and have maintenance for her- 
self and child by her stepsons, Abraham and George. The share of 
either of my son Stephen's children who might die without issue to 
surviving children, and to Charles Buckelew (son of Anne Tone). 
All moveables to be sold; also my real estate, not herein bequeathed. 
Debts and legacies to be paid thereout. Of residue of monies, son, 
Runyon to have i^ and other y^ to be divided into five shares, one of 
which to each of: granddaughter, Anne Tone, grandsons, Abraham, 
George and Peter W. (sons of Stephen), and Charles (son of Anne 
Tone). Executors — Joseph Cheeseman, Peter Wilson and my son, 
Runyon, my grandson, Abraham Barkelew. AVitnesses — Jacob Stolts, 
James Rue, John Wilson. Proved Apr. 19, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 18. Inventory, $4,458.91; made by Jacob Stolts, Matthew 
Dean. File 10448 L. 

1807, Mar. 6. Barniore, Christopher*, of Pequanock Twsp., Morris 
Co.; will of. Wife [unnamed], pair horses, wagon, plow and harness 
to be left on place for her use during widowhood. Rest of personal 
estate to be divided equally between wife and two daughters, Sally 
and Anna Barmore, and two sons, John and Abraham. Said sons to 
have all lands, they paying debts and legacies. Daughters, each $50. 
If either of sons should die under 21 leaving no issue, his portion to 
survivor. If either of daughters should die, leaving no issue, her 
portion to the other. Executors — son, John Barmore and friend, 
Nlckolas J. Jacobus. Witnesses — Silas Cook, James Young, John 
Parlaman. Proved Aug. 19, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 18. Inventory, $259.42; made by Thomas Van Winkle, 
John Parlaman. File 1536 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 23. Barnet, Joseph, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, use of residue of personal estate after debts are paid; 
also plantation where I now dwell (bought by my father of Ezekiel 
Hubbel and given to me by his will), with house, grist mill, and all 
appurtenances during widowhood. Son, William Barnet, $2,500, to 
be collected from a note of my sister-in-law, Elizabeth, widow of 
my brother, Oliver Barnet, dec'd, which was made for $7,000. Son, 
Ichabod, grist mill on Rahway River, with all land on south side of 
the road where the mill stands; also the log landing on north side 
of said road, with dams, pond, etc. Daughter, Betsey O. Barnet, 
$2,500 from aforesaid note and in case of actual necessity is to be 
permitted to occupy a room in the new part of my house as devised 
to my son Gideon. Son, Gideon S., residue of real estate and to share 
equally the rest of personal estate with Ichabod. Executors — wife, 
Mary, and son, Ichabod. Witnesses — John Mann, James Smith, Sarah 
Mann. Proved Dec. 28, 1816, when Ichabod Barnet signed as Ex- 
ecutor. 

1816, Dec. 27. Inventory, $1,349.55; made by Henry Williams, John 
Tucker. 

1821, Oct. 24. Mary Barnt signed a jurat as one of Executors. 

File 10959 G. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WII.I,S — 1814-1817 27 

1817, Aug. 30. Barricklo, Farrijigton, of South Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, residue of personal estate, dur- 
ing widowhood, after which it is to be divided between all my chil- 
dren equally, i.e., John, David, William, Sarah and Elizabeth R. If 
any of said children marry or choose to live by himself, wife to 
give such an outset. Son, John, 1 lot in the Coonew Ridge tract 
(being part of lands of Daniel Barricklo, dec'd). Son, Daniel, lot 
No. 19 in same tract. Son, William, 3 lots in same called the Bush 
Ridge lots on the turnpike road; also my weaver's loom. Daughter, 
Sara'h (wife of Richard Selover), 1 lot bought of Jacob Schank in 
South Amboy Twsp. (12 acres), adjoining William Reed. Daughter, 
Elizabeth, lot adjoining Dr. Reeves. Rest of real estate to be sold 
at discretion of Executors and proceeds with rest of estate to chil- 
dren equally. Executors — wife, Mary, sons, John F., Daniel F., and 
William. Witnesses — Thomas McDowell, Reuben Van Pelt, Thomas 
L. McDowell. Proved Oct. 29, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 22. Inventory, $2,458.50; made by Thomas McDowell, 
Samuel Combs. File 10621 L. 

1817, 7io\r. 18. Bartin, Austin, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,153.00; made by Ephraim Martin, Abraham Webb. In- 
cludes carpenter's tools. Sworn to by Rebecca Bartin*, Adm'x, Dec. 
11, 1817. File 10622 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 13. Bartlett, Bdniund, of Stafford Twsp., Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $3,500.18; made by Eli Mathis. Stephen Willets. In- 
cludes 1/4 of sloop. Sworn to by Deliverance Bartlet, Adm'x, Feb. 
1, 1816. File 9168 M. 

1814, July 2. Bastedo, Isaac, of South Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $725.75; made by Thomas Fort, Henry Breece. In- 
cludes gun and bayonet. Sworn to by Elizabeth Bastedo, Adm'x, 
July 4, 1814. File 10449 L. 

1814, Aug. 20. Bastedo, William, of South Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $853.31; made by Matthew Rue, Nickolas Britton. 
Sworn to by Ufame Bastedo, Samuel Longstreet, Adm'rs, Aug. 23, 
1814. File 10450 L. 

1811, Apr. 10. Bateman, Moses, Jr., of Downe Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., doctor; will of. Only brother, Elkanah, all estate, real and per- 
sonal. I desire to be buried in Presbyterian Church yard at Fair- 
field. Executor — Elkanah Bateman. [Unsigned and unwitnessed.] 

1814, Dec. 1. Testament of Moses Bateman and James Clark, Esq., 
as to handwriting of above deceased. Proved Dec. 1, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 23. Inventory, $510.81; made by Ephraim Bateman, 
Isaac Garrison*. Includes medicine, instruments and books. 

File 1662 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Apr. 8. Bateman, Nehemiab, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $666.65; made by Amos Westcott, Sheppard 
Westcott. Sworn to by Mary Bateman*, and John Webb, Adm'rs, 
Apr. 9, 1816. Accounts of Adm'rs from Apr. 9, 1816 through July 19, 



2§ NEW JERSEY P0ST-REV0I,UTI0NARY DOCUMENTS 

1817 include 22 receipts, one of which is from Dr. James B. Parvin, 
for medicines and attention to deceased from Nov. 16, 1815 until Jan. 
20, 1816. File 1768 P. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Nov. 14. Bates, Daniel, of Woodbury, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Wife, Tamzon, all personal estate for her own disposal; also the 
plantation on north of the South Branch of Timber Creek, whereon 
William M. Cooper now lives and where I lately removed from; also 
all meadow known as Bear Swamp Meadow; also all rest of land on 
Timber Creek; also my place on the 4 Mile Branch and cedar swamp 
near Cedar Run; also my share of land received from estate of my 
mother, lately dec'd, lying on south side of road from AVoodbury to 
Cross Keys Tavern; also house and lots in Woodbury where I live at 
present. After her death to Elizabeth Cooper (daughter of William), 
who now lives with me, the house and lots in Woodbury. To friend, 
William M. Cooper, who lives on my farm, a house and lot on west 
side of road that crosses over Dulop's Bridge adjoining the mill pond 
and where the old mill formerly stood. Other lands to be sold. Out 
of money arising, $267 to Fund for itinerant superannuated ministers 
of Methodist Episcopal Church, and residue to be divided between 
my brothers and sisters, i.e., "Joseph Bates, his children, Joshua 
Bates, his children, John Bates, Elizabeth Garwood, Sarah Sims, 
Charity Evens". To Lindey Davis, a colored woman, formerly my 
slave, $200, she and her children being free. Having sold a house 
and lot in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Christopher Smith, he is to be given 
a deed for same upon payment of sum due thereon. Executrix — wife, 
Tamzon. AVitnesses — Isaac Ballinger, Benjamin Smallwood, Apollo 
Woodward, Ezeklel Cooper. Proved Jan. 19, 1815. File 3026 H. 

1813, Dec. 30. Batsler [Batchelor], Eli, of Evesham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Inventory, $28.78; made by John Stokes, Philip Strieker. 
Affirmed by James Wainwright, Adm'r, Mar. 12, 1814. File 12712 C. 

1814, Jan. 12. Batson, Samuel, Sr., of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Mary, bed and bedding, cow, blue chest, red 
table, linen wheel and reel, looking glass, tongs and shovel, brass 
kettle, case of bottles, tub, trammel and garden, during life; also 
$40 annually. Two daughters, Rebecca and Mary Sutton, each $200. 
My only son, Thomas, after debts are paid, all residue of estate, real 
and personal. The negro, Philip, to have his freedom after serving 
my son for five years. Executor — son, Thomas Batson. Witnesses — 
Daniel Young, Ebenezer Jayne, Abraham Clawson, Jr. Proved May 
12, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 22. Inventory, $1,051.50; made by John Batson, John 
Sharp. Includes "a debt due from inhabitants of Roxbury". 

File 1537 N. 

1815, Apr. 21. Batt, Jolm, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $1,285.50; made by Abel Haines, John Albertson. Sworn to 
by Rebekah Batt, Adm'x, Apr. 25, 1815. File 3027 H. 

1813, Sept. 4, Bayles, Daniel, of South Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife [unnamedj, two rooms and other household privi- 
leges, bed and bedding, table, looking glass. Son, Elias, Vz of 
residue of personal estate, after debts are paid. Other % to daugh- 
ter, Ann Edwards. Son, Thomas S. Bayles, all plantation whereon 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 29 

1 live (except part conveyed by deed to Samuel Bayles and now In 
his possession); also 2 horses, 1 cow, his saddle, bridle and plow 
gears, bed and bedding-. Thomas is to pay out of his share, as soon 
as he is 21, £50 to my son, Blias and £50 to Ann Edwards. Son, 
Samuel, to have 5 shillings over what he has already had, together 
with my father's blessing. If wife chooses to live elsewhere, Thomas 
is to pay her $80 yearly. Nickolas to be freed at end of 8 years 
service from first of next March. Executors — son, Elias, and son-in- 
law, John Edwards. Witnesses — James P. Disbrow, Abraham I. 
Gulick, John Wicoff. Proved June 11, 1816. 

1816, June 8. Inventory, $447.25; made by Abraham I. Gulick, John 
Wicoff. Pile 10569 L. 

1813, Dec. 10. Baylis, Samuel D., of Bridgewater, Somerset Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,682.84; made by Andrew Howell, Philip Herder. In- 
cludes accounts of Cornelius Terhune, John McCoUum, Matthias 
Ten Eyck, John S. Van Duyn, Mindert Wilson. Sworn to by William 
Baylis, Adm'r, May 2, 1814. File 1573 R. 

1814, Feb. S. Beach, Euoch*, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, % of household goods, 1 horse, cow, riding- chair; 
also use of dwelling- house and 10 acres of adjoining land, during 
widowhood, all in lieu of dower. In case of her marriage, the real 
estate bequeathed to her I devise to my daughters. Electa Jackson, 
Susan Bates, Catherine King and to my granddaughter, Susan 
(daughter of Abraham Halsey). Granddaughter, Eliza Beach (daugh- 
ter of my dec'd son. Darling), $25. To said daughters, and g-rand- 
daughter, Susan, the residue of estate, after debts are paid. Execu- 
tors — Philemon Bates, Farrand Kitchell. Witnesses — Aaron T. Par- 
rot, Sally Douglass, Stevens J. Wheeler. Proved Apr. 4, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 28. Inventory, $422.08; made by Daniel Hopping, Robert 
Mooney. File 1538 N 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Apr. 18. Beach, Joseph. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made 
by Nehemiah S. Baldwin, Henry L. Parkhurst. Includes carriage 
bodies of various kinds, trimmings, and harness, finished and un- 
finished. Sworn to by Isaac Beach, "one of Adm'rs", Jan. 20, 1817, 
before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. File 11034 G. 

1815, May 1. Beach, Peter, of Saddle River Twsp., Bergen Co. Int. 
Inventory, $285.25; made by David Benson, Albert Van Saun. Includes 

2 sets blacksmith tools. Sworn to by Stephen Beach, Adm'r, June 5, 
1815. File 3658 B. 

1808, Dec. 22. Beakes, Kdmuiid, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co., "being advanced in age"; will of. W^ife, Joanna, $56 
yearly during widowhood; rooms in house where I live; also a bed, 
cow, firewood and g-rains. Daughter, Elizabeth Horseful, $112 
yearly. Son-in-law, Job Kirby, and daughter, Mary Kirby, the 
plantation whereon I now live, adjoining Nathan Wright, John Ellis 
and John Ridg-way, and all rest of estate, they paying above legacies. 
Executors — son-in-law. Job Kirby, and friends, John Ridgway, 
EUexander Howard. Witnesses — Garret Covenhoven, William Potts, 
Jr., James Bruere. Proved Aug. 21, 1815. 

1815, Aug. 18. Inventory, $412.60; made by Solomon Shinn, John 
Hanklns. File 9126 M. 



30 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Apr. 13. Beakley, William, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $338.12; made by Benjamin Thompson, Ebenezer 
Westcott. Includes 1600 ft. slat stuff. Sworn to by Abigail Beakly, 
Adm'x, May 28, 1814. File 1661 F. 

1817, June 18. Beardslee, Charles, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,092.23; made by Bergen Brokaw, Abraham 
Staats. Includes "goods taken by the widow of said dec'd". Sworn 
to by William Beardslee, Adm'r, June 18, 1817. File 1708 R. 

1814, Dec. 26. Beavers, John A., of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,044.68; made by William Runkle, Newbold Wool- 
ston. Includes a few names in accounts. Sworn to by Racliel F. 
Beavers, Dec. 28, 1814. File 1396 S. 

1815, Dec. 22. Beavers, Joseph, colonel, "being old"; w^ill of. Wife 
[unnamed], a horse, 2 cows, bed and bedding, household goods as 
she chooses, with privilege to keep the house and land on the 
Alexandria side of the road, for life. To Milly (youngest daughter 
of Margaret), $100. Daughters, Sarah, Mary, Charity, Anna, Eliza- 
beth, Martha, Rebecca, Naomi, and Rachel, each $500, and to Mar- 
garet, the interest of $500, her husband not to have any part of it. 
Children of my daughter, Theodosia, $500. Son, George, $500 in ad- 
dition to £100 lent him previously. To his son, Joseph, $100 and my 
watch. Executors — son, George, sons-in-law, George Bidleman, 
Stephen Gano. Witnesses — Jacob Titzer, John Garrison, Marther 
Everitt. Proved Jan. 15, 1817, when George Bidleman, and Stephen 
Gano signed as Executors before J. T. Blackwell, Surrogate of 
Hunterdon Co. 

1816, Dec. 30. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Vansyckel, 
John Hitsman. Sworn to by Peter Vansyckel, Dec. 20, 1817. 

File 2853 J. 

1817, May 23. Beckett, Joseph, of ^Voolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $325.02; made by John Ziern, Jehu Willson. Sworn 
to by George Sheets, Adm'r, May 24, 1817. File 3123 H. 

1811, June 30. Beckitt, Josiah, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, % of profits from plantation whereon I live; 
also one room, with fireplace for life; also $200 in lieu of dower. 
Plantation whereon I live to be sold. To each of 5 sons, Johnson, 
John, Peter, James and Wesley, $20, and 2 daughters. Sufflah Ash- 
craft, and Mary Beckett, each $40, and daughter, Elizabeth Carter, 
$20. Residue to be sold and after the $200 is paid my wife, my son 
Ephraim to have $10. If I should die before two sons, James and 
Wesley arrive to 18, they are to have 6 months schooling. Execu- 
tors — sons, Josiah and Johnson. Witnesses — Nathaniel Chew, John 
P. Vanneman, William B. Blake. Proved Nov. 25, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 29. Inventory, $1,027.92; made by Levi L. Campbell, 
Nathaniel Chew. File 3031 H. 

1816, Apr. 4. Bcchthold, Philop*, of Maurice River Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. W^ife, Elizabeth, all household goods which she 
had when I married her and all that she brought to me. Residue of 
estate, real and personal (after debts are paid), to children, John, 
Margaret, and Elizabeth Bechthold, equally. Executor — James D. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 3I 

Park. Witnesses — Christopher Fight*, Benjamin Fisler, Lorenzo 
Fisler. Proved May 14, 1816. 

1816 Apr. 19. Inventory, $137.6iy2; made by Silas Long, Mark 
Stratt^n. File 1769 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, May 29. Bedford, David, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. WMfe, Rebeckah, 1 cow, bed and bedding and other personal 
estate to value of ?50. Son. David, % of real estate. Son, John, other 
% of real estate for life, and then to his lawful heirs. Daughter, 
Nancy, $50. Daughter, Rebeckah, $150. After debts are paid, residue 
of personal estate to be divided between two sons. Executor — David 
Bedford, Jr. Witnesses — Joanna Carle, Nancy Ailing, John S. Darcy. 
Proved June 17, 1815. 

1815 June 12. Inventory, $186.25; made by Daniel Happeny, David 
Thorp.' File 1581 N. 

1816, May 26. Beem, Hendiric, of Barnards Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory, $317.40; made by Anthony Layton, Peter Layton. 
Sworn to by Peter Dorn, Adm'r. May 28, 1816. File 1668 R. 

1817 July 24. Beers, Joseph, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife Miriam, residue of personal estate after debts are paid, in lieu 
of do'wer. Real estate to be sold and proceeds divided into 12 shares. 
Two such shares to each of sons, Silas, Jabez, Samuel, 1 share to 
children of dec'd daughter, Chloe (late wife of Timothy Pierson), 1 
share to each of daughters, Phebe (wife of Stephen Pierson), Eliza- 
beth (wife of David Lindsley), Abigail (wife of Matthew G. Lmds- 
ley) Huldah (wife of Shubal Trowbridge), and interest of 1 share 
for use of daughter, Hannah (wife of David Trowbridge). Execu- 
tors—son Samuel, son-in-law, Shubal Trowbridge. Witnesses— 
Sylvester D. Russell, William A. Whelpley, Bbenezer H. Pierson. 
Proved Aug. 6, 1817. File 1671 N. 

1812, Apr. 17. Bellansec, Thomas, of Little Eggharbour Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, Va of profits of my place during 
widowhood; (after her death or marriage, same to be divided be- 
tween 4 sons, Aaron, James, Thomas and Isaac); also 2 beds and 
bedding, case of drawers, chest, £50. Wife and daughters, Margery 
and Hannah Belangee, to live in west end of house while single and 
have use of 2 horses, wagon, 1 cow, and clock. To each of said 
daughters, £100, bed and bedding, chest. Margery also 2 cows and 
$12; and Hannah, 1 cow and bureau. Rest of beds and bedding to 4 
son's, equally. To Aaron, my mahogany desk, wagon, 2 horses, 
harness, oxen, clock and chest. To James, walnut desk, chest, all 
the blacksmith tools. To Thomas, walnut desk, chest, all the car- 
penter tools, $40. To Isaac, maple desk, great chest, small chest, 
$40. All other moveables to be sold and proceeds divided equally 
among children. Each of 4 sons to pay my daughter, Hannah, in- 
terest of $100 yearly while she is single and helpless but if she ever 
recovers use of her hand so as to be able to maintain herself, said 
annuity to cease. Four sons, to have all lands equally. The share 
of any one who dies leaving no issue to survivors. Executors — wife. 
Mary, son, Aaron. Witnesses — Simeon Haines. Stephen Shourds, 
States Palmer. Proved Aug. 26, 1816. 

1816 Aug. 2. Inventory, $2,351,001/3; made by Simeon Haines, Jere- 
miah Willits. File 12853 C. 



32 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOIvUTlONARY DOCUMENTS 

1812, May 5. Bennet, Aaron, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sophia, £300, in lieu of dower. All estate, real and 
personal, to be sold. Residue to be divided into 4 parts, one of 
which to my daughter, Jean (wife of Daniel Perrine), one to my 
daughter, Lydia (wife of William Long-street), one to my daughter, 
Mary (wife of David Dey), and one to four grandchildren, Anthony, 
Luke, Abbey and Sally (children of my dec'd son, Aaron), and in 
case of the death of any grandchild before 21 and without issue, 
survivors to have such share. Executors — friends, James Voorhees, 
Captain John Dey. Witnesses — Joseph Mount, Moses Pette, William 
Pette. Proved Feb. 17, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 15. Inventory, $3,509.16; made by Robert McChesney, 
Garret Voorhees. File 10451 L. 

1815, Mar. 7. Bennet, Preston. Int. Inventory, $252.52; made by 
Amos Pepper, Tunis Stull*. Includes notes of Samuel Penn, David 
Howell. Sworn to by Charity Bennet, Adra'x, Apr. 4, before S. M. 
Shute, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. File 1724 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Feb. 15. ncnnet, William, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co. 
Inventory "taken at request of Mary Bennet, widow of deceased", 
$293.77; made by John Stout, John G. Hulsart. Sworn to by Mary 
Bennet*, Adm'x, Jan. 24, 1814. File 9085 M, 

* Signed by mark. 

, , — , Bennet, William, Sr*., of Middletown Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. After debts are paid, residue of estate to chil- 
dren, Hannah Bennet, Garret Bennet's children, Elizabeth Nowlan's 
child, Margaret Nowlan, Mary Bennet, Genie Tyson. My real estate 
to be divided between children as law directs. Moveable estate to 
be divided between them equally. Bon, William, has had his share 
and so is not given anything herein. Executor — friend, John Now- 
lan. Witnesses — Jehu Patterson, Robert Bennet, Wm. Nowlan. 
Proved July 19, 1815. 

1815, July 19. Inventory, $66.50; made by Sam. Hubbard, Jehu 
Patterson. File 9127 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Oct. 3. Benson, John, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, house and lot adjoining same for life; a 
cow, bed and bedding, firewood, household goods as she chooses for 
housekeeping. Son, Joseph, the loom he works on; wearing ap- 
parel; V^ acre between the far barrs and the Gully. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Benson, rest of real and personal estate, including house 
and lot after death of my wife. Executor — Joseph Chatham. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Dermitt, Samuel Weatherby, Samuel Hancock. Proved 
May 25, 1814. 

1814, May 24. Testator called of Mullica Hill. Inventory, $592.55; 
made by Josiah Moore, Samuel Weatherby. Includes large Bible. 

File 2978 H. 

1815, Ans- 8. Berdan, Jacob D., of Saddle River Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Caty, my negro man and his wife, Annick; all move- 
able estate in the house for her own disposal; also her maintenance 
from the farm during widowhood. Eldest son, Richard, $5 for his 



CAI.KNDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 33 

birthright; also 10 acre lot of wood land in Wagraw Mountain. Son, 
Jacob, the land where he now lives (part of homestead), adjoining 
Isaac Van Saun; also a woodlot adjoining Cornelius Kip, he paying 
to children [unnamed] of his sister, Charre, £68, to be equally divided 
between them. To my other two sons. John and Garret, all rest of 
farm where I now live; also a lot bought of Cornelius Acker; also 
to them all my live stock and farming utensils and when Garret is 
21, they are to pay to their sister, Leah, or her children £100, and 
to Cherrtea's children £32; paying also all my debts. Executors- 
three sons, Jacob, John and Garret. Witnesses— Isaac Van Saun, 
Richard Doremus, David Demarest. Proved Dec. 23, 1815, when only 
Jacob and John Berdan signed as Executors. 

1816 Jan 19 Inventory, $1,559.00; made by Cornelius Kipp, David 
Demarest. File 3693 B. 

1815, Deo. 7. Bergen, Hendrick, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somerset 
Co- will of. Wife [unnamed]; $1,750, a negro man and woman of 
her' choice; a horse and chair to be at her disposal; also all house- 
hold goods and farming utensils, and to be in full possession of the 
farm whereon I live during her widowhood, in lieu of dower. At 
her death, farm and stock to be sold and residue of all estate to be 
divided between children of my brother, Jacob Bergen, and Eley 
(v/idow of Lucas Schanck, dec'd), equally, i.e., 1/2 to heirs of Jacob, 
and Charity (widow of Abraham Quick, dec'd), heirs of Margaret 
and Eley Bergen, and the other Vs to my sister, Eley. said widow of 
Lucas Schanck, and if she should die before me, same to her children 
(except Peter Teneike). After death of my wife, to the children 
named after me, each $100, i.e.. Hendrick (son of Conrad Teneik). 
Hendrick (son of Peter Vandeventer), Hendrick (son of Jacob Ven- 
deventer), and Hendrick (son of Simon Strieker), Hendrick (son of 
Peter Smith) and also to Mary (wife of Simon Strieker). Residue, 
after death or marriage of wife, and debts are paid, to heirs of my 
brother Jacob, and sister, Eley Schanck. Executors— Abraham 
Quick. John M. Schenck. Witnesses— Peter Stryker, Elizabeth 
Stryker*. Martin Schenck. Proved Apr. 5, 1816. 

1816 Mar 19. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Caleb Brokaw. 
Thomas Shepherd. File 1669 R. 

• Signed by mark. 

1811, July 25. Berger, Casper, of Readington Twsp.. Hunterdon 
Co • will of. Wife. Jane, all furniture and all property Including 
certain bonds which she brought at our marriage; spinning wheel 
and reel, 1 cow, and the linens she has made; aLso use of small 
room in house with maintenance by 3 sons, Aaron, Jasper and Peter, 
all in lieu of dower. Three sons, Aaron, Jasper and Peter, all real 
estate (valued at $4,700), they paying to my son, John. $800 and 
$650 to each of my daughters, Sarah, (wife of Andrew Ten Eick), 
Nelly (wife of John Lane), Susannah (wife of John Vanfleet). Nelly 
also to have my 8-day clock. Residue to children equally. The bond 
I hold against son, John, to be part of his share. Executors— sons, 
Aaron, Jasper and Peter and daughters, Sarah, Nelly and Susannah. 
Witnesses— Peter Quick, Corneles Lane, Gilbert Lane. Proved Nov. 
30, 1815, when the named Executors all signed and also, Andrew Ten 
Eick and John A. Van Fleet. 

1815, Nov. 25. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Quick, 
Peter Ten Brook. Includes carpenter and cooper tools, notes of John 
Dumund, Abraham Powelson, Henry Powelson. File 2717 J. 



34 NEW JERSEY P0ST-REV0I,UTI0NARY DOCUMENTS 

1S15, May 37. Derrian, Cornelius, of Somerset Co. Int. Inventory, 
$299.04; made by Lewis Heath, Peter Conover*. Sworn to by Hannah 
Berrian, Adm'x, May 27, 1815. File 1616 R. 

♦ Signed by mark. 

1814, May 16. Berrien, William, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co., 
doctor. Int. Inventory, $1,682.34; made by Isaac Bullock, Amos 
Bullock. Includes stock of medicine and medical books. Sworn to 
by Mary Berrien, June 7, 1814. File 12697 C. 

1815, June 10. Berrien, William, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Dinah, residue of real and personal estate for life. 
To Eliza, Mary, Patience and Henry, (children of Benjamin Titus), 
$300. Cornelius (son of John Vannoy), $20. Terris (daughter of 
Eve), $100. Brother, Benjamin (on Long Island) and his four sons, 
William, Samuel, Benjamin and Harry, all estate after death of my 
wife. Executor — Cornelius Titus (son of Timothy). Witnesses — 
George Titus, Stephen Titus. Not proved. Filed Dec. 23, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 11. Inventory, $815.78; made by John Vannoy, Phillips 
Hunt. Sworn to by Stephen Titus, Dec. 23, 1817, Adm'r, C.T.A. 

File 2854 J. 

1811, Sept. 20. Berry, Jacob, Sr., of Paquanock Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, in lieu of dower, use of south room in my 
house, the middle back room and entry, kitchen privileges; 3 cows, 
8 sheep, household furniture, use and command of the negro man. 
Jack, and wench. Flora, and use of a wagon and horse at her 
pleasure, to be furnished by my son, Jacob; maintenance by said son, 
and to him "I earnestly recommend the care and protection of his 
mother". Said son, to have homestead farm, whereon I now live, 
4 acres of meadow near Slingerlands Bridge, residue of Pompton 
Plains lot and an equal half of lot bought of William Colfax and 
Jno. Slingerland; also the mine lot near Jno. Meads and the negro 
man, Jo. Son, Martin, part of mine lot, y^ of the plain lot; also my 
Stony Brook meadow and the negro. Bob. Any residue of real estate 
to both sons, equally. Jacob to have his choice of a horse and other 
live stock to be divided equally between children, Jacob, Martin, 
Polly, Sally, Betsey, Hester, Peggy and Rebeccah. Daughters, Polly, 
Sally, Betsey and Hester, each £50. Daughters, Peggy and Rebeccah, 
each £50. At death of my wife, the negro Jack, to my sons, recom- 
mending them to use due care and tenderness befitting a good and 
faithful servant. Flora to my daughters. If there should be an 
iron mine on the lands devised to sons, Jacob and Martin, the son 
opening said mine shall reimburse himself the cost thereof, and 
daughters to have an equal share therein. The share of any child 
dying without issue to survivors. Executors — sons, Jacob and 
Martin, and friend, Samuel H. Berry. Witnesses — Mary Roame, 
Henry Debow, Robert Colfax. Proved Apr. 16, 1814, when Jacob 
Berry and Martin J. Berry signed as Executors. 

1814, Apr. 13. Inventory, $1,471.24; made by Ewout Van Gelder, 
John Debow. Includes Dutch Bible, several names in accounts. 

File 1539 N. 

1816, June 20. Berry, John, of Paterson; will of. All estate to my 
father, William Berry, after debts are paid. Executor — Edward 
Mitchell. Witnesses — Ph. Dickerson, Anthony Harkness, Wm. Nicolls. 
Proved July 17, 1816, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. 

File 10960 G. 



CAI<ENDAR OF WILIvS 1814-1817 35 

1815, Apr. 4. Bcrryhill, Robert, of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. All estate to be sold, including house and land and moneys 
due me to be collected. After debts are paid, residue to be divided 
into 3 parts. One part to my son, Samuel Berryhill, of No. 31 Old 
Street, London. One part to son, Arthur Berryhill, of New York. 
One part to nephew, Robert Adams, now at Patterson. Executors — 
William Bethell, William Ely and nephew, Robert Adams. Wit- 
nesses — John Y. Demarest, John T. Demarest, Jr., John Ackerman, 
Jr. Proved July 10, 1815. 

1815, July 10. Inventory, $1,545.60^2: made by Josiah Johnson, 
John Y. Demarest. Includes a gun and accoutrements, pistol and 
sword, cooper's and carpenter tools. File 3659 B. 

1815, Apr. 7. Bervoort, John, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co. Int. 
Inventory, $369.31; made by Casparus Bogert, George Doremus. In- 
cludes money in hands of Henry Bervoort and money in hands of 
Christian Zabriskie, Esq. Sworn to by Henry Bervoort, Adm'r, Apr. 
10, 1815. File 3660 B. 

1817, Feb. 17. Berthold, Ellizabetb, and Margaret, minors under 14 
years. Wards. Abraham Reeves appointed guardian. Signed by 
Timothy Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. File 6192 F. 

1815, Jan. 11. Bevis, George, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, 2 rooms in house, bed and bedding, chest and 
other household goods with which to keep house; also maintenance 
provided by my son, Aaron. Son, Aaron, the part of plantation 
whereon I now live on Bever Creek adjoining Ferney Run, Thomas 
England's line, Joseph Neal. Two sons, Thomas and Joseph, part 
of plantation [description given]. Son, Joseph, and three daughters, 
Mary Mason, Sarah Lumbeck and Jamima Stanton, proceeds of sale 
of certain piece of land [description given]. Son, John, piece of 
plantation whereon his house stands. Son, Job, rest of plantation. 
Daughters, Sarah and Jamima, each, $20. Executor — son, Thomas. 
Witnesses — James Atkinson, Charles Sexton, Chalkley Haines. 
Proved Nov. 12, 1816. 

1816, Nov. 16. Inventory, $568.25; made by Daniel Stanton, Charles 
Sexton. File 3301 Q. 

1816, Mar. 7. Biddie, Abel, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Catharine, use of all real and personal estate 
until son, Samuel is 14. She is to maintain and educate children, 
John, Sarah, Mary, William, Amy, Abel, Rebecca, Samuel and Cath- 
erine, paying my debts and giving maintenance to my father, John 
Biddie, out of real estate. Two sons, John and William to have all 
real estate, equally, John having the buildings; but if either or both 
should die under 21 leaving no issue, his share to my son, Samuel, 
or to the sons of Samuel and Abel. After said Samuel is 14, wife to 
have use of a room for life, a bed and bedding, 2 cows, 1 horse; also 
$60 yearly for life, all in lieu of dower. Rest of personal estate 
to children equally. In case of her marriage, said household privi- 
leges to cease. Son, Moses and daughter, Christianna (wife of Haney 
Whiley), and daughter, Ann (wife of William Daniels), each $5. 
Confirming a deed of gift to Isaac Biddie (son of my dec'd brother, 
John). Executors — wife, Catharine*, son, John Biddie. Witnesses — 
Enoch Land, Dodo Peterson, Samuel Kennard. Proved Jan. 20, 1817. 



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NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 



1817, Jan. 10. Inventory, $714.70; made by Philip Curriden. Samuel 
Lippincott. File 3216 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 21. BiUUle, Ckarlotte, of Mansfield Twap., Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Son, Thomas Biddle, 1 pint silver can. Son, 
Israel Biddle, Vz pint silver can, 1 horse. Daughter, Abigail, my 
grey mare, 1 silver sugar bowl and largest cherry breakfast table. 
Daughter, Mary Bates, 1 silver soup ladle, 1 horse. Son, John Biddle, 
1 colt now on the Island, my desk, bed and bedding. Daughter, 
Charlotte Biddle, 6 large silver tablespoons, pair silver tea tongs, 
$20 to purchase a silver cream pot; brass andirons. Daughter, 
Achsah, silver cream pot, 6 silver teaspoons, $20 to purchase 6 large 
silver tablespoons. Son, William Biddle, 1 colt, clock, bed and bed- 
ding. Rest of beds and bedding to be divided equally between 4 
daughters, and they are to have my riding chair. Rest of property 
not herein bequeathed to be sold and proceeds divided equally be- 
tween children. Executors — 2 sons, Thomas Biddle, Israel Biddle. 
Witnesses — Mercy English, John English. Proved Apr. 26, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 12. Inventory, $6,023.19; made by John Emley, Joseph 
English. File 12854 C. 

1813, Nov. 2.'5. Biddle, John, Jr., of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Susannah, 2 cows, 2 sheep, 2 horses, wagon, pro- 
visions and residue of household and kitchen furniture. Daughter, 
Ann Biddle, bed and bedding, chest, table, 2 cows, 2 sheep. Daughter, 
Mary Biddle, bed and bedding, table, chest, 3 cows, 2 sheep. Son, 
Isaac, chest, 2 sheep. Son, John, chest, 2 sheep. Also to said 2 
sons, all real estate to be equally divided, when son, John, is 14. 
Wife to have profits thereof until that time. Executors — wife, 
Susannah*, and friend, Daniel Stanton. Witnesses — Samuel Lippin- 
cott, Andrew Vanneman, William Dannals. Proved Jan. 3, 1814. 

1813, Dec. 30. Inventory, $208.62; made by George Peterson, 
Samuel Lippincott. Includes a Bible. File 3047 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Aug;. 9. Bidleman, George, of Easton, Northampton Twsp., 
Pennsylvania, colonel. Int. Inventory, $24,937.20; made by Joseph 
Burke, Abraham Reeder, Abraham Horn. Includes various schedules 
of accounts taken from the Book^ and loose accounts, personal 
property about the dwelling of deceased "as well as at Duckworth, 
Bloomsbury H." The inventory contains in Schedule No. 5, general 
statement of concern trading as "Bidleman & Duckworth" and carries 
terms of agreement for said partnership and the share of deceased's 
goods in the general store. Long list of names in the various sched- 
ules. Proved by Abraham Bidleman, Enoch Green, Henry Jones, 
Adm'rs, Nov. 11, 1817, before I. T. Blackwell, Surrogate of Hunterdon 
Co. File 2855 J. 

1811, Mar. 21. Blgss, Archibald, of Elizabeth Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. To Amy C. Hatfield (daughter of Morris Hatfield), of Eliza- 
beth, if she be unmarried at time of my death, "whom failing, to 
Mary Brown and Margaret Bigg, my sisters germain, of Scotland, 
Parish of Lesmahegan, County of Lanerk", all personal estate. 
Executrix — the said Amy C. Hatfield, if unmarried, otherwise the 
sisters as named. Witnesses— John C. Hatfield, William C. Hatfield. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 37 

1812, Mar. 22. Codicil. If any balance be found to be due me from 
Hugh 'Gemmil, it is to be forgiven him. Witnesses— same. Proved 
Apr. 9, 1816, when Amy C. Hetfleld signed as Executrix. File 10961 G. 

1815, Dec. 28. Biggs, Peter, of Readington, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $660.53; made by Jno. Thompson, Andrew Kinney. Sworn 
to by David Biggs, Henry Van Sickle, Adm'r, Dec. 29, 1815. 

File 2787 J. 

1816, Jan. 24. Biglow, Haiinah, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son, Stephen Lacy, $25 in clothes. Daughter, Nancy Tuttle, residue 
of estate, real and personal, consisting of V& of a grant of land in 
Ohio (200 acres), formerly Aron Biglow's and descended by law of 
said state to John Biglow, who released same to me. Executrix- 
said daughter, Nancy. Witnesses — Jonathan Hathaway, Daniel L. 
Tuttle, Henry Vail. Proved May 31, 1816. File 1627 N. 

1815, Dec. 26. Biglow, William, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $225.64; made by Eliphalet Osborn, Daniel Garrigus. In- 
cludes notes of Isaac Beach. Sworn to by Ezekiel Howell, Adm'r, 
Mar. 6. 1816. File 1628 N. 

1815, June 8. Bilderback, Frances. Int. Inventory, $710.86; made 
by John Mason, Henry Sparks. Includes old market boat at the 
ferry, "anker and chane cable", a few names in accounts, a sloop 
and rigging at Salem, New Bridge, seine and compass, a sign at the 
ferry. Sworn to by Samuel Finley, Adm'r, Jan. 17, 1817. File 3259 Q. 

1814, May 3. Bilderl)ack, Margaret, of Salem Co. Ward. "By 
virtue of a law, entitled 'An Act, relative to the Surrogate's Office, of 
Salem Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814,' Letters of Guardianship were issued 
on 3rd day of May, same year unto Thomas Bradway, Guardian of 
the person and estate of Margaret Bilderback, child of Isaac Bilder- 
back, late of Salem Co., dec'd; to take effect from Mar. 5, 1802; he 
having first given security." Lib. 40, p. 549. 

[Not listed in Index and Wills, no paper on file. Neither does the 
name of Isaac Bilderback appear in Index for Salem Co.] 

1814, July 28. Biles, Rebecca, of Lamberton, Burlington Co.; will 
of. To Samuel Bunting (son of Daniel), $100. Maria Hillegas, $100. 
Ann Potts (daughter of Joshua Potts), $400. Elizabeth Taylor, $40. 
Mrs. Lydia Mott, a mourning ring. Harriet Harvey, a mourning ring. 
Niece, Elizabeth Wister, a silver caster. Niece, Elizabeth B. Hunt, 12 
silver dessert spoons. Sister, Ann Carlisle, Interest of $1,400 for life 
and after her death, the principal to my niece, Mary Biles Hunt. 
Sister, Mary Borden, residue of property. Executor — Azariah Hunt. 
Witnesses — Henry Watson, John H. Stevenson. Proved Aug. 4, 1815. 

1815 July 29. Inventory. $4,923.57; made by Gershom Mott, Barnt 
D. Laton. File 12793 C. 

1816, Sept. 12. Billings, Asa H., of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $378.38; made by Hugh Sweeney, Charles Burroughs. 
Includes store at Mrs. Bottle's, % a carding machine in Monmouth 
Co., and % a carding machine in Maryland; also a stone and sett of 
carding machinery claimed by Gideon H. Wells. Sworn to by Samuel 
G. Clayton, Adm'r, Sept. 16, 1816. File 2788 J. 



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180C, Aug. 13. Binge, William, of Maidenhead Twsp. Hunterdon 
Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Sarah, bed and bedding, and maintenance, 
with the black girl, Peggy to wait on her, for life. Son, William, 
plantation whereon I now live, he to pay his sister, Latitia Stout, 
£100. If he should die without issue, plantation to be divided be- 
tween children of Latitia. The girl Kitty, to have her freedom on 
Dec. 25, 1811. Executors — son, William Binge, and Nathaniel Drake. 
Witnesses — John H. Price, Absalom Price, James Worth. Proved 
Apr. 9, 1814, when William Binge signed as executor. 

1814, Apr. 7. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John H. Price, 
Absalom Price. File 2639 J. 

1814, Apr. 19. Bird, George B.*, of Beatyestown, Sussex Co., "a 
black man"; will of. Wife, Jane Bird, bed and bedding, flax wheel, 
stand, and $50. Residue of all estate, real and personal (which is 
to be sold), to my daughter, Rachel, when she is of age. Executor — 
Elisha Bird, Sr. Witnesses — Philip P. McCrea, Matthew Martin, John 
Bird. Proved May 16, 1814. 

1814, May 10. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Matthew Martin, 
William Emery. File 1397 S. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Nov. 16. Bird, John, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $353.75; made by Job Collins, Abijah Brannin. Includes 
smith tools, anvil and bellows. Affirmed by Joseph Haines, Adm'r, 
Nov. 16, 1814. File 12698 C. 

1817, Feb. 19. Bishop, Alexander, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Patience, % of profits of farm for life, i/^ of 
personal estate after debts are paid; also room in house for life. 
Sister's son, John Dorton, all real estate in Hopewell and Deerfleld 
Twsps. To William Dorton, $150. To Ephraim Dorton, $150. Eliza- 
beth Barkle, $100. Andrew Dorton (now apprenticed to Harvey 
Sheppard), $100. To Susan Dorton (my apprentice girl), $150 when 
18. (All children of my sister.) To Phebe Bacon (formerly Phebe 
Veal), $150. David (son of Moses Veal), $50. If personal estate is 
not sufficient to pay all legacies, John Dorton Is to make up said 
sums out of real estate devised to him. To my brother, Stratton 
Bishop, $50. Executors — wife. Patience, Enoch Fithian. Witnesses — 
Moses Veal, David O. Frazeur, George Fisher, John Swinney. Proved 
Mar. 4. 1817. 

1817, Mar. 6. Inventory, $2,311.84; made by George Souder, John 
Swinney. File 1814 F. 

1814, Dec. 27. Bishop, David, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
colonel; will of. Personal estate to be appraised and debts paid 
thereout, some being sold if necessary. "Whereas my son-in-law, 
Jeremiah Kershow, came into my family at 14 years of age and in 
May 1807 put £500 into our joint stock which he has since in- 
creased to about $1,600, which makes about V* of our total stock 
in trade and whereas his growing family has been liberally sup- 
ported out of the profits of our joint stock and out of my property 
since he was 17 — $900 being expended on our Kingwood farm, % of 
which was for his benefit, he being owner of % of said farm, sup- 
porting jointly the Trenton State Bank, New Hope-Delaware Bridge 
and teams and wagons in the Swift and Sure line of Stages ... I 



CAIvENDAR 01? WII.LS 1814-1817 39 

consider % of said stock as my property and % as his property". 
To said son-in-law, Jeremiah Kershow, I give $1,600 with interest. 
To ray sons, David and Joseph, and my son-in-law, Jeremiah Kershow. 
as tenants in common, all estate, real and personal. After appraise- 
ment of said estate, % part of its value to each of my daughters,. 
Esther Skillman, Mary Stout, Nancy Galpin, or their children. If 
Jeremiah should refuse to accept the bequest above then the whole 
estate to my sons; and my daughter, Elizabeth Kershow, to have aa 
equal share as the others, making each an Vs share thereof. Execu- 
tors — sons, David and Joseph, and son-in-law, Jeremiah Kershow^ 
and friend, Samuel L. Southard. Witnesses — David Belles, William 
Thompson, Peter Packer*. Proved Jan. 1, 1816. 

1815, Dec. 29. Inventory, $22,678.43; made by Solomon Holcombe, 
Nathan Price. Includes a "school house" @ $50, contents of a general 
store, long list of names in accounts. File 2789 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 23. Bishop, John, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $804.39; made by Amos Ivins, Abraham Fenimore. Sworn 
to by Jacob Haines, Adm'r, Mar. 26, 1816. File 12856 C. 

1816, Oct. 15. Bishop, Rebecca. Int. Inventory, $41.40; made by 
Isaac Lippincott, Darling Conrow. Sworn to by Hugh Hackney, 
Adm'r, Oct. 16, 1816, before Abram Brown, Surrogate of Burlington 
Co. File 12855 C. 

1817, Oct. 30. Bishop, Thomas, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, bed and bedding, other household 
goods as she chooses for a room; also to have use and occupancy of 
dwelling house and premises for life. Rest of household goods to 
be sold. To surviving children [unnamed] and legal representatives 
of my dec'd son, John, (after decease of my wife), residue of all 
estate equally. Executors — son, Joshua, and Benjamin Warrington. 
Witnesses — Darling Haines, Atkinson Githens, Henry Warrington, 
Jr. Proved Nov. 29, 1817, when Benjamin Warrington signed as 
Executor. 

1817, Nov. 20. Inventory, $1,071.16; made by Darling Haines, 
Henry Warrington, Jr. File 3124 H. 

1815, Jane 10. Bishop, Thomas Ashton, of Woodbridge Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Hette, use and income of all estate for 
life and at her death, residue to be divided equally among children, 
Japheth, James Bailey, Susanah and Thomas Elstone. Daughter, 
Susanah, bed and bedding, mahogany table, set of silver teaspoons. 
If wife dies before two youngest, Susanah and Thomas, come of age, 
they are to be maintained until that time, and then division of estate 
to be made. Real estate to be sold if and as necessary for their 
comfortable support. Executors — wife, Hette, and friend, Adam Lee. 
Witnesses — Rob't Lee, Henry R. Lee, Susanna Baley. Proved Sept. 
21, 1816. 

1816, Sept. 20. Inventory, $269.60; made by Rob't Lee, Henry R. 
Lee. File 10570 L. 

1812, Nov. 23. Bispham, Klizabeth, of Chester Twsp.. Burlington 
Co.; will of. Three nieces, Eliza Hodgson, Maria Hodgson and 
Abigail Hodgson, all my right to place where I live according to 



40 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

will of my first husband, Andrew Anderson. Nephew, Hezekiah Toy, 
my place called the lower place between Thomas Wallace and Wil- 
liam Rush, he paying to his brother, John Toy, $1,000. Nephew, 
Elias Toy, all my part of my fishery on the Delaware River. Sister, 
Mary Levis, wearing- apparel. Any residue of personal estate, after 
debts are paid, to nephews and nieces, equally, i.e., Eliza, Maria, and 
Abigail Hodgson, Abigail Reeves, Elias Toy, John Toy, Hezekiah Toy, 
Isaiah Toy, Jr. Executors — friend, Isaac Penimore and nephew, 
Hezekiah Toy. Witnesses — Caleb Atkinson, William Evans, John 
Huntsman. Not proved. Filed Apr. 21, 1815. File 12794 C. 

1813, Oct. 9. Bispham, John, of Mt. Holly, Burlington Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $7,042.16; made by Benjamin T. Budd, Charles Shreve. Sworn 
to by Stacy B. Bispham, Adm'r, June 16, 1814. File 12699 C. 

1813, Nov. 27. Black, Christopher, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catherine (after debts are paid), all estate, real and 
personal, to be at her disposal. Executrix — wife, Catherine*. Wit- 
nesses — William Marts, William Hortman, Jacob Servis, Sr.*. Proved 
Mar. 29, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 26. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Hortman, 
Jacob Williamson. File 2640 J. 

• Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 27. Black, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $42,034.35; made by Caleb Newbold, Daniel Newbold. Sworn 
to by Thomas Black, John Black. Adm'rs, Apr. 1, 1815. File 12795 C. 

1814* Sept. 8. Black, Thomas, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $940,041/2; made by Timothy Elmer, Stephen Miller. 
Sworn to by Eliza Black, John Johnston, Adm'rs, Nov. 26, 1816. 

File 1770 F. 

1813, Nov. 29. Blackfotd, Daniel, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, rest of all estate, real and personal, after 
debts are paid. Executors — nephew, Elias Mullison, of City of New 
Brunswick, and friend, James Van Duyn, of Franklin Twsp. Wit- 
nesses — Clarkson Keve, Joanna B. Sebring, Alfred I. Harriot. Proved 
Aug. 17, 1814. File 1474 R. 

1811, Dee. 13. BlfteklidKe, Benjamin, of Harlngton, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Cathalyntje, bed and bedding, her Dutch cupboard and 
household articles she had from her father at time of our marriage; 
also large looking glass, silver teaspoons, $20; also $70 yearly during 
widowhood, all In lieu of dower. Son, Peter, and grandson, Benjamin 
B. Blacklidge, piece of land bought of Capt. John Huyler, with im- 
provements thereon. Son, Peter, also loom, reeds and gears. Residue 
of real estate to be sold by Executors. Grandson, Benjamin, $75, 
when 21. Money from sales, and rest of personal estate to be di- 
vided between children, % part thereof to each of Peter, Maria, 
Cornelius, Sarah, Henry, Elizabeth and Vr to grandson, Benjamin and 
his sister, Cathalyntje. Each of children to pay to my wife, $10 
yearly, and Benjamin is to pay $6 and his sister to pay $4, as long 
as she has the right to demand it. Executors — son, Peter, son-in- 
law, Seba Bogert. Witnesses — Peter Westervelt, John Campbell, 
Stephen Powles. Proved Dec. 7, 1815. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 4 1 

1815, Dec. 6. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Matthew Bogert, 
Martin Hag-ons*. File 3661 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, June 15. Blackwell, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
Will of. Three daughters, Susannah Titus, Elizabeth Reed, Catherine 
Reed, each $500. Son, Wilson, the farm containing 130 acres, and he 
is to keep my slave, Dinah, for life and provide her a burial. He is 
to pay to each of my sons, Thomas, William, Daniel and Andrew, 
$1,500. Cato is to serve 6 years and then to be freed. Any residue 
of estate to be equally divided between said five sons. Executors — 
2 sons, Thomas H., and Wilson. Witnesses — Daniel Cook, Jonathan 
Blackwell, Nathaniel Blackwell. Proved July 30, 1816. 

1816, July 29. Inventory, $8,351.37; made by Levi Ketcham, Jona- 
than Blackwell. File 2790 J. 

1814, Mny 3. Blackwood, Jonathan, of Salem Co. Ward. "By 
virtue of a law entitled, 'An Act relative to the Surrogate's Office, of 
Salem Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814,' Letter of Guardianship was issued on 
Srd day of May in same year unto John Blackwood, Guardian of the 
person and estate of Jonathan Blackwood, child of John Blackwood, 
of said Co., dec'd, to take effect from Oct. 22, 1796; he having given 
security." Lib. 40, p. 548. 

[Not listed in Index and Wills, no paper on file.] 

1814, Jnly 29. Blackwood, Ruel, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $622.74; made by Enos Paullin, James 
Reed. Sworn to by Oliver Smith, Sept. 21, 1814. File 3149 Q. 

1814, Sept. 13. Blackwood, Samuel, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $9,439.31; made by Joseph Clark, Joseph Dilkes. 
Affirmed by Rebecah Blackwood, Adm'x, Sept. 17, 1814. File 2981 H. 

1813, Dec. 3. Blain, Jacob, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, all household goods, cow, hog; also use of room 
and % of garden for 4 years. House and lot where I live to be sold. 
Out of proceeds, wife to have $20, and residue thereof to Aaron 
Stryker, Jr., as guardian to, and for use of my children by my pres- 
ent wife. Executor — John Reave. Witnesses — John Gasper [Gastin], 
Samuel Skillman, William Large. Proved Jan. 10, 1814. 

1813, Dec. 25. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Samuel Skillman, 
David Baker. File 1575 R. 

1814, Feb. 12. Blakely, Jacob, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $143.05; made by David Hance, Jr., Joseph Carman. 
Sworn to by Lydia Blakely*, Adm'x, June 3, 1814. File 12700 C. 

• Signed by mark. 

1816, Feb. 26. Blanchard, Caleb, of Chatham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Abbigal, use of $5,000, during widowhood In lieu of dower. 
Same to be divided between my children [unnamed], or survivors 
thereof at death or marriage of wife. Residue of estate, after debts 
are paid, to children, equally they to be maintained until of age. 
Executors — wife, Abbigal, friend. William Edgar, of Middlesex Co., 
and friend, Benjamin L. Day. Witnesses — John B. Johnes, Hannah 
R. Hetfield, Jerusha Hopping. 



42 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Feb. 26. Codicil. Wife, Abbigal, to have use of $2,500 in 

case she marries, during life. Witnesses — same. Proved Mar. 8, 
1816, when Abbigal, though named in body of jurat, did not sign. 

File 1629 N. 

1813, June 8. Blauvelt, Isaac, Jr., of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife. 
Sarah, small lot known as the New Prospect (lately purchased from 
Thomas S. Banta) ; riding chair, and the Smith house; 8-day clock, 
bed and bedding; a note for $100 given by John G. Hopper and 
Thomas Blauvelt, Jr.; all the money due from estate of her father 
and mother [unnamed]; residue of real and personal property during 
widowhood, after debts are paid. Son, Abraham, 15 acres of land in 
Franklin Twsp. on north side of road from Paramus to Lydenkers 
Mills. Residue of real estate to be divided between all of my children 
at end of wife's widowhood. Surviving children to have the share of 
any child who dies before 21 and without issue. Executors — wife, 
Sarah, son, Abraham and friend, William Brown of New York City. 
Witnesses — Thomas Blanch, Jr., James Bamper, Garret Cadmus. 

1813, June 7. Codicil. The 15 acres of land as devised to son, 
Abraham, to be his at the division of lands among all my children. 
Witnesses — Jacob Cutwater, Elijah Rosgrant, Thomas Blanch, Jr. 
Proved Feb. 23, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 17. Inventory, $1,000.50; made by James J. Blauvelt, 
Thomas Blanch, Jr. File 3616 B. 

1816, Jan. 27. Blauvelt, Jacob, of Harington Twsp., Bergen Co. 
Int. Inventory, $155.75; made by John R. Blauvelt, John Myers. In- 
cludes shoemaker's tools. Sworn to by John Blauvelt*, shoemaker, 
Adm'r, Jan. 29, 1816. File 3694 B. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, June 6. Blizard, Jonathan. Citation to Richard Downam 
[Downham], late guardian of above. At instance of David Shull, 
guardian of Rachel Shull and Jonathan Shull, said Richard Downan 
to appear before Orphans Court at Bridgetown, Sept. 25, 1815 to 
render account of guardianship. Signed by Timothy Elmer, Surro- 
gate of Cumberland Co. File 6207 F. 

1816, Nov. 23. Bloodgood, Francis*, of South Amboy Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, possession of my dwelling house 
where I now live for life; also maintenance from real estate; also 
moveable estate to keep house with. After her death, real estate 
and rest of moveables to 6 sons, Thomas, James, Francis, Jonathan, 
Stephen and Peter. To each of my daughters, Mary Church, Martha 
Burlew, $20. Executors — wife, Margaret*, and son, Jonathan. Wit- 
nesses — James Wright, Richard Burlew, William Burlew*. Proved 
Dec. 18, 1816. 

1816, Dec. 17. Inventory, $144.75; made by David Hall, Richard 
Burlew. File 10571 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1806, Oct. 29. Blum [Bloom], Peter, Sr., of Alexandria Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co. Wife, Sarah, 2 beds and bedding, one of which is for 
my daughter, Mary, when 18; also 2 cows, 5 sheep, the chest she 
brought to me, my dish and pail dresser, tea kettle, teapot, 6 cupa 
and saucers, 6 tablespoons, coffee pot, spinningr wheel, large Iron pot. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 43 

side saddle and bridle, 2 chairs; a bond I hold against John and 
Anthony Hoff for £50; use of the log house that John now lives in; 
also my ten plate stove and firewood and maintenance for 6 years 
after my decease, all in lieu of dower; but if she should marry, said 
privileges to cease. Son, John Bloom, to have management of my 
plantation and provide her maintenance. Rest of personal estate to 
be sold. Residue of estate to children. William, Adam, Peter, Abra- 
ham Herbert. John. Jacob. Christopher. Samuel. Eve Jordan. Ann 
Case, Mary Bloom, and children of my dec'd daughter, Margaret 
Slayter to have an equal share, as they come of age. At end of six 
years son. Peter, to have part of plantation fenced in south of the 
river road, and son. John, to have remainder, each paying to other 
heirs at the rate of £8 per acre. John also to have woodlot in the 
barrens and to pay $140 therefor. £10 given to each of my daughters 
heretofore to be part of their shares. Executors— Peter and John 
Bloom Witnesses— John Eckel, Daniel Moore, Stephen Gano. 

1810 Jan. 13. Codicil. Wife, Sarah, to have my share of grains, 
some cloths and soap, for bringing up of my two little children, 
Samuel and Mary. Witnesses— John Eckel, Sr. and Jr. Proved Aug. 
6. 1814. ,, ^ ^. ., ... 

1814, Aug. 6. A jurat signed by witnesses to will and codicil, in 
the case of the Caveat against Probate of last will of Peter Bloom". 

1814, May 6. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Eckel, 
Stephen Gano. Includes blacksmith tools. File 2641 J. 

1810, Feb. 25. Bockover [Bockoven], George, of Morris Town and 
Co • will of. Wife, Jane, all that she brought at our marriage; also 
1/2 the linens she has since made; interest of $600 for life, in lieu of 
dower. Three sons, Abraham. John and George, each $400. Daugh- 
ters Elizabeth (wife of Henry Stephens), Mary (widow of John 
Baird dec'd), Phebe (wife of James Anderson), each $200. Daughter, 
Jane '(wife of Nathaniel Doty), $180. Daughter, Abigail (wife of 
Samuel Johnson), $160. Children of dec'd daughter, Hannah Ander- 
son $200 to be divided equally. Rest of real and personal property 
to be sold, and debts paid thereout. Residue to be divided equally 
between children, allowing one share to children of said dec'd 
daughter. Hannah. Executors— son, Abraham Bockover. son-in-law, 
James Anderson. Witnesses— Stephen Sutton, James Bedell, Joseph 

Doty. ^ , 

1813, Apr. 24. Codicil. Wife to have use of northwest back room 
and her maintenance. Daughter, Abigail now being dead, the sum 
given her in my will to her three sons, George, John, and Robert 
Finley Johnson. I appoint my grandson, George Anderson, Executor 
in place of James Anderson who is now dead. Witnesses— John I. 
Gaston, William B. Gaston. Proved June 11, 1814. when Abraham 
Bockoven and George Anderson signed as Executors. 

1814 June 17 Inventory, $1,259.20; made by Benjamin Bayley, 
John iohnson. File 1540 N. 

1811, June 13. Bodley, Elisabeth, of Port Elizabeth, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Jonathan Dallas), tract of 
land and meadow in Maurice River Twsp. [description given], ad- 
joining Mark, and Fithian Stratton, Joel Clark; a meadow on south 
side of Maurice River conveyed to my son. Joel Clark; a lot in Port 
Elizabeth where the old tavern stood, beginning at the stable built 
by Benoni Dare [description given]; also all personal estate. To said 



44 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

daughter, Elizabeth, and my daughter, Mary Tuft, all woodland. To 
said Mary also residue of lands (except the several streets in Port 
Elizabeth as laid out by Eli Elmer and Nathan Hand which are for 
"use of several inhabitants as free and public highways forever"). 
Executrices — two daughters, Elizabeth, and Mary. Witnesses — Isaac 
Townsend, John Eggman, Noah S. Murphey. Proved Jan. 9, 1816, 
when Elizabeth Dallas signed as Executrix. File 1771 P. 

1817, Ang. 2. Bogen, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Inventory, 
$778.64; made by Joshua Swaim, Joshua Townsend. Includes car- 
penter tools, and time of release for Amos Corson. Sworn to by Mary 
Bogan, Adm'x, Aug. 5, 1817. File 918 E. 

1811, May 13. Bogevt, Jacobus, of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Cornelia, bed and bedding, household goods 
as she thinks proper for her to use; maintenance out of real estate 
during lifetime. Two grandsons. Jacobus (son of my daughter, 
Trintje), and Jacobus (son of my daughter, Angientje), all wearing 
apparel. Five daughters, Tientje (wife of John A. Van Voorhies), 
Cornelia (wife of John T. Banta), Maria (wife of Jacobus A. Acker- 
man), Angientje (wife of John Van Alen), and Jannetje (wife of 
Jacobus Clark), residue of personal property. Before division is 
made, $35 to each of three daughters, Tientje, Angientje and Jan- 
netje, in lieu to them of the trades as mantuamaker given to other 
two daughters. Angientje and husband John Van Allen, to remain 
in possession of my homestead during life of my wife, they maintain- 
ing her in comfort. At death of my wife, five daughters to have an 
equal share in real estate and the personal estate as retained by my 
wife. Executors — wife, Cornelia and five sons-in-law, John A. Van 
Voorhies, John T. Banta, Jacobus A. Ackerman, John Van Alen, 
Jacobus Clark*. "Witnesses — Mary Terhune, Abraham A. Terhune, 
Abraham Westervelt. Proved Aug. 22, 1814. 

1814, July 29. Inventory, $1,029,081/2; made by Jacob Al. Terhune, 
Peter A. Westervelt. Includes Vz of a tan vat. File 3618 B. 

* Jacobus Clark signed as James De Clark. 

1816, Aug. 2. Bos^ert, Jncobu.s R.*, of New Barbadoes Twsp., Ber- 
gen Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Cornelia, use of all estate real and 
personal during widowhood. Son, Albert, after death or marriage 
of wife, homestead in Paramus (60 acres) on Saddle River, adjoining 
Cornelius H. Zabriskie, Abraham Bogert; 40 acres of woodland in 
Harington Twsp., adjoining lands of Albert Zabriskie, Nickolas 
Zabriskie, Tunis Vreeland, John Y., and John A. Zabriskie; 2 horses, 
wagon and harness; also windmill, loom and gears, plow and harrow, 
all household furniture which my wife, Cornelia, brought here, he 
paying all debts. Daughter, Anne Zabriskie (wife of Jacob Ab. 
Zabriskie), and to her children, $500; all the furniture of her dec'd 
mother, Hannah's; also a cow. Rest of personal estate to son and 
daughter, equally. Executors — Abraham Bogert, Herman Van Dien. 
Witnesses — Christian and Cornelius Zabriskie, Albert G. Hopper. 
Proved Oct. 12, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 3. Inventory, $385.12 Vz; made by Christian Zabriskie, 
Albert G. Hopper. File 8695 B. 

• Signed by mark. 

1817, Feb. 12. Boice, George L., of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $952.04; made by Reune Martin, Isaac Coriell. 
Sworn to by Ephraim Runyon, Adm'r, Apr. 28, 1817. File 10624 I,. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 45 

1815, Sept. 21. Boicc, Heudrick, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Elisha Coriell, Isaac 
Coriell. Includes note of Jacob Vermeule. Sworn to by Clawson 
Dunn, Adm'r, Sept. 25, 1815. File 10526 L. 

1804, May 5. Boice, Mary, of City of New York; will of. All real 
and personal estate to Rev. Abraham Beach of New York City, in 
trust for sole use of my daughter, Susan Boice. If said Susan should 
die before entire estate is used, residue to my brother, John Boice, 
his son, George Boice, my sister, Lana Boice and Maria Combs 
(daughter of my sister, Sitia Suydam), equally. Executor — Rev. 
Abraham Beach. Witnesses — Anne Taylor Bancker, Anne Augusta 
Bancker. 

1809, Nov. 6. Codicil. Sister, Catherine (wife of Cornelius Rapil- 
yea), to have equal share of residue with others as named in will. 
Witnesses — Maria Beach, Cornelia B. Lawrence. Proved July 19, 
1817. File 10625 L. 

1817, Apr. 1. Bonham, Aino8, Sr., of Kingwood Twsp.. Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, use and profit of homestead (130 acres), 
as purchased from Samuel Davis, during widowhood; also 2 horses, 
certain farming utensils, and live stock, a bed and bedding, and such 
other household goods as she chooses, provisions for herself "and 
her children that continue to reside with her"; also $200, all in lieu 
of dower. Two eldest sons, Ambrose, and William, each 3500, having 
assisted them before. Daughter, Anchor Bonham, $50, having given 
to her a bed and bedding. Second daughter, Anna (wife of Uriah 
Sutton), has had her share. Son, John, wearing apparel. All other 
estate, real and personal, to be sold and proceeds to children, Amos, 
Uriah, John, Anchor, Anne, Rebecca, Mary and Catherine. At death 
of my wife, estate as given to her to be sold and proceeds divided 
between last named children. Executors — son, Amos, and Uriah, 
both of King-wood. Witnesses — John Waterhouse, James Scott, 
David Lake. Proved Apr. 26, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 22. Inventory, $2,138.17; made by Thomas Lequear, John 
Waterhouse. File 2856 J. 

1815, Apr. 9. Bonbam, Enoch*, of Upper AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah and mother, Sarah Bonham, residue 
of estate after real and personal estate is sold and debts paid. 
Executor — friend, Ephraim Bee. Witnesses — Hannah Davis*, Mariah 
McPerson, Ebenezer Davis. Proved June 6, 1815. File 3236 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Sept. 30. Bonham, Bphraim, of Stow Creek, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $760.33; made by Ebenezer Davis, David Shep- 
pard. Sworn to by Charles Bonham, Adm'r, Nov. 4, 1817. 

File 1815 F. 

1816, June 30. Bonham, Sarah, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $88.87%; made by David Sheppard, Richard F. 
Randolph. Sworn to by Ephraim Bonham, Adm'r, Nov. 8, 1816. 

File 1772 F. 

1814, Apr. 25. Bonnel, Nathaniel, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,788.37; made by Gabriel Johnson, Gardner Ball. 
Sworn to by Jonathan C. Bonnel, one of Adm'rs, Apr. 26, 1814. 

File 1541 N. 



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1813, Nov. 11. Boon, Joseph, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $281.12; made by John Finlaw, William 
Wadding-ton. Includes debt due from the United States, account 
against Jonathan Couch. Sworn to by Sarah Boon*, Adm'x, Mar. 3, 
1814. File 3232 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Mar. 1. Boorreni, Hentlrick, of North Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, $461.34; made by Joseph Chapman, 
Christyeon Van Nortwick. Includes turning lathe and tools, stock in 
trade "consisting of waggon stuffs". Sworn to by Nickolas Booram, 
NIckolas Booram, Jr., Adm'rs, Aug. 6, 1817. File 10623 L. 

1816, May 31. Borden, Joseph, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Debts to be paid. To Lydia Pitman, and her heirs, Samuel 
and Furman, use and possession of all real and personal estate 
until youngest is 21, when said estate is to be divided among all the 
heirs of said Lydia, i.e., Joseph, John, Samuel, Furman, Martha 
(wife of David Whiley), Rebekah (wife of Anthony Wardell), Eliza- 
beth (wife of Thomas Summerill), and Christiana (wife of Benjamin 
Clifton), Samuel, Furman, and Christiana, each having $200 more 
than the others. Executors — Lydia Pitman*, Thomas Yarrow. Wit- 
nesses — Lemuel Butler, Luke Danser, John Lounsberry. Proved 
June 7, 1816. 

1817, Jan. 15. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Philip Curriden, 
Samuel Lippincott. Sworn to by Thomas Yarrow, June 12, 1817. 

File 3299 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Oct. 22. Borden, Joseph*, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, $800; all household goods which she 
brought at our marriage; use of house and lot where I now dwell; 
chair, clock, bookcase, all in lieu of dower. Daughter, Rebecca 
Borden, bed and bedding, and all the things she has in her posses- 
sion. Son, John, bed and bedding. Son, Nathan, $1, having had a 
gift before. Son, Joseph, $40. Rest of real and personal estate to 
be sold and debts paid. Residue to be equally divided between 
children, John, Nathan, Rebecca, Joseph. If wife marries, things 
given to her are to be sold also. Executors — son, John, William 
Chapman. Witnesses — Meribah Fowler, Robert Vanderbeck, John 
Dickson. Proved Apr. 26, 1817, when John Borden signed as Ex- 
ecutor. 

1817, Apr. 16. Inventory, $603.87; made by Joseph Hendrickson, 
Robert Vanderbeck. 

1838, Nov. 8. Inventory, $20.75; made by Robert Vanderbeck, 
Joshua F. Lame. Sworn to by John H. Rulon, Adm'r, C. T. A. 

File 12914 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 18. Borden, Samuel, Jr. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; 
made by John Commerell, Samuel Lippincott. Sworn to by Martha 
Burden, Adm'x, Jan. 24, 1815, before Dan'l Garrison, Surrogate, Salem 
Co. File 3210 Q. 

1814, Mar. 2. Bordine, Nickolas, of New Brunswick Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, bed and bedding, furnishings for 1 room 
to be at her disposal. Rest of moveables and salt meadow to be sold. 



CAT.ENDAR OP WILLS 1814-1817 47 

Son Cornelius, the farm whereon I live; also 1/2 tract purchased of 
James Crommelin; V2 of stills and works, with lands whereon they 
stand, and roads to said stills to be kept open for his and the public 
use, he paying to my wife, Ann, (his mother) $100 yearly for life 
and paying also to my son, Jacob, $750; also to my grandson Nick- 
olas Thompson, $100 when 21. Said Nickolas to have my smith tools. 
Three daughters, Maria, Dinah, and Elenor, land in New Brunswick 
whereon they now live, with 15 acres of woodland adjoining Judge 
Morris on the east and Ruben Runyon on the north, to include all 
the land now occupied by Powell Dehart; also V2 of stills and works. 
Any money advanced to them to be charged to their shares. The 
wench Tean, to have her choice of where she shall live and rest of 
blacks to choose their places. Wife to have two seats in the church 
and others to be divided between three daughters and my sons. Resi- 
due after debts are paid, to five children, equally, the daughters 
having use of their shares for life and then to their children. Ex- 
ecutors—son, Cornelius, and Samuel Com.bs. Witnesses— Richard 
Outcalt, John P. Voorhees, Daniel Hulick. Proved Mar. 22, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 23. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Christyon Van 
Nortw'ick, Jeremiah Voorhees. Long list of names in accounts. 

File 10452 L. 

1814, Apr. 23. Borton, James. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made 
by Joseph Elwell, Samuel Lippincott. Sworn to by Alexander Wright, 
Adm'r Oct 17, 1814. before Daniel Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. 

File 3067 Q. 

1816, Jan. 19. Borton, John, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $673.93; made by John Neale, Griffith Owen. Includes 
balance due from estate of Isaac Borton. Sworn to by John Evans, 
Jr., AdmT. Jan. 19, 1816. File 12857 C. 

1814, May 11. Borton, Joseph, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 

Int. Inventory, $203.10; made by Uriah Borton, Joshua Engle. In- 
cludes carpenter tools. Affirmed by Richard Borton, Adm'r, July 2, 
jg^4 File 12701 C. 

1793, July 20. Boskerk, Cornelius, of Pomerpogh, Bergen Co., car- 
penter- will of. Wife, Ann, all real estate and all personal estate. 
Executors— friends, Jasper Cadmus, John I. Van Houte, Jr., of Bergen. 
Witnesses— Joseph Van Winkel, Garret Newkirk, Zacharias Sickels. 
Proved May 14, 1814. 

1814 May 7 Inventory, $628.00; made by Michael G. Vreeland, 
Richa;d Cadmus. File 3619 B. 

1814, Apr. 12. Bonpdet, Stephen, of Bergen Co. Int. Inventory, 
$239 00- made by Ezra W. Miller, Seth Miller. Sworn to by Benjamin 
Bourdett, Adm'r, June 14, 1814. File 3620 B. 

1817, Apr. 28. Bowen, Abraham, of Cumberland Co. Int. Inven- 
tory $60 55; made by George Souder, Obediah Bowen. Sworn to by 
Mark Bowen, Adm'r, Nov. 27, 1817. File 1816 F. 

1816, Jan. 15. Bowen, Elizabeth. Int. Inventory $227.41 1/2; made 
by Ab'm Sayre, Jeremiah Perry. Sworn to by Obed. Bowen, Adm'r, 
Feb 21 1816, before T. Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

File 1773 F. 



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1817, Jan. 30. Bowen, Jotiepli, of Galloway Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $119.75; made by Nehemiah Morss, Jr., Samuel Mc- 
CoUum*. Sworn to by Rebecca Bowen, Adm'x, Feb. 4, 1817. 

File 3125 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Mar. 16. Bowen, StUt [Stites], of District of Southwark. 
Philadelphia Co., shipright; will of. Wife, Mary, household and 
kitchen furniture; $300. Residue of estate to be divided between 7 
children, Hannah, Ann, William, Benjamin, Landell, Sarah and Stites, 
equally. Son, Stites, tract of SV^ acres in Hopewell Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co. Executor — William Rose. Witnesses — Robert Ross, Brad- 
way Stretch. Proved Mar. 25, 1814 before Daniel Garrison, Surrogate, 
Salem Co. 

1814, Mar. 7. Inventory, Testator called "late of Pittsgrove Twsp.. 
Salem Co.", $489.50; made by Samuel Thompson, Joel Garrison. 

File 3046 Q. 

1812, Aag. 36. Bower, David, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $756.08; made by Ephraim Sayre, Stephen D. Day. In- 
cludes items of dry goods and materials (apparently contents of a 
store) and several names in accounts, a bond against Trustees of 
Newark Academy. Sworn to by Ephraim Sayre, an appraiser, June 
29, 1816. No administrator mentioned. File 1630 N. 

1816, Oct. 11. Bower, Jacob, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Catherine, a cow, bed and bedding, room in house and 
maintenance. Two sons, Jacob and Christopher, residue of real and 
personal estate. Daughter, Catherine (wife of John Shaver), $1,000. 
Children of daughter, Mary (wife of Thomas McHaney), $1,000. To 
each of daughters, Anne (wife of Abraham Hance), Elizabeth (wife 
of George Cline), Sarah (wife of Peter Cline), and Leah (wife of 
Samuel Bradford), $1,000, Leah having interest thereof for life and at 
her death principal to her heirs equally. Executors — 2 sons, Jacob 
and Christopher. Witnesses — Peter and Tunis Winter, Wm. Kennedy. 
Proved Feb. 20, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 8. Inventory, $1,082.22; made by Peter and Tunis Winter. 

File 1514 S. 

1814, Oct. 1. Bowers, Jacob, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $433.12; made by John Haines, Solomon Saunders. 
Affirmed by Simeon Wiltse, Adm'r, Nov. 1, 1814. File 3920 H. 

1815, June 17. Bowne, Frederick, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Lydia, all personal and real estate for life. 
After her death, residue to be divided between brothers' and sisters' 
children, equally. Executors — wife, Lydia, Benjamin R. Seaman, 
Samuel Pitney. Witnesses — De La Fayette Schanck, Benjamin Laird, 
Peter Hulsart. 

1815, Aug. 14. Codicil. Wife, Lydia, to have the note (dated June 
26, 1805) of Josiah and John West, assignees of Samuel Pitney, note 
against Maylon Pitney, John Dalrymple, Samuel Pitney; also the 
wench named Nell with the children living with her, and all personal 
estate. Witnesses — Peter Goelet, Sarah Morgen, Aaron Pitney. 
Proved Apr. 29, 1816, when Samuel Pitney signed as Executor. 

1816, May 2. Inventory, $2,060.70; made by James Van Nuyee, 
William Denyse. File 9169 M. 



Cai^endar of wilIvS— 1814-1817 49 

iSie, May 14. Boyd, John S., of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. To David and Elwell Hawk, all apparel, watch, and gUn. 
Residue of estate to said David and Elwell, and Elizabeth Hawk, and 
William Sly. Executor — friend, William Haines. Witnesses — Rachel 
Clark, Benjamin Weatherby, Mary Lock. Proved May 25, 1816. 

1816, May 7. Inventory, $350.00; made by James Hinchman, John 
HAlnes. File 3075 H. 

1S17, Jnly 7. Boyd, "IVillsam, of Hunterdoh Co. Int. Inventory, 
$776.98; made by John Primmer, Edhiund Burroughs. SWorn to by 
John Boyd, Adm'r, July 9, 1817. I^ile 2857 J. 

1816, Dec. 5. Boys, Abraham, of Salem Town and Co.; will of. 
Nephew, Edward B. Boys, my gun. All other real and personal estate 
to be sold. After debts are paid, residue to be divided equally be- 
tween Edward B. Boys (son of Thomas) and the children of Nathan 
Boys. Executors — Thomas Sinnickson, Jr., Jedidiah Allen. Wit- 
nesses — Charles Borden, Andrew Johnston, James Logue. Proved 
Apr. 29, 1817. 

1817, May 29. Inventory, $3,748.96; made by Hedge Thotnpson, 
Samuel Copner. Includes pistols, sword and epaulets, rrtilitary coat, 
and the schooner "Company". File 3l70 Q. 

1815, May 22. Bozer, Jacob, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co. Int. in- 
ventory, $206.00; made by John Pflrth, Joshua Tomlinson. Not proved. 
Filed May 22, 1815. File 3028 H. 

1813, Dec. 18. Bradway, Edward, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, 1 cow, bed and bedding. Daugh- 
ter, Grace Lippincott, $1. Residue of estate to son, Joshua; but if 
he dies before 21, his share to Grace. Executors — friends, Aaron 
Waddington, William Waddington, they to be guardians of son, 
Joshua. Witnesses — William Hewett, Thomas Garrison*. Proved 
Feb. 13, 1815, when Rebecca Bradway and George McNichol signed 
as Adm'rs, C.T.A. 

1815, Feb. 23. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Joseph Dickinson, 
Adam Coutch. Sworn to by Adm'rs, May 26, 1815. File 3238 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 7. Brad^vay, Mary, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Son, Ezra Bradway, desk, bookcase. Grand- 
daughter, Mary B. Stewart (daughter of Joseph and Rachel Stewart), 
case of drawers, bed and bedding and curtains. Rest of estate to 
daughter, Rachel Stewart. Wearing apparel to be divided between 
two daughters [unnamed]. Executor — Joseph Stewart. Witnesses-^ 
Jeremiah Powell, John Powell. Proved Apr. 9, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 8. Inventory, $350.67; made by Barzillai Jefferis, EliSha 
Stretch. Sworn to by John Bradway, Adm'r, de bonis non, Dec. 8, 
1814. File 3226 Q. 

1816, Dec. 7. Bradway, Samuel, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
iSalem Co. Int. Inventory, $44.02i4; made by Dalymore Harris, Ed- 
mund Brewster. One item: "money in hands of John Plumer, con- 
stable". Sworn to by Dr. Charles Hannah, Adm'r, Aug. 21, 1817. 

File 3376 Q. 



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1815, Feb. 8. Brady, John. Int. Inventory, $313.64; made by Abljah 
Youngs, Isaac Freeman. Includes "balance due from estate of Mary 
Kezeler", balance due from Job S. Dodd. Sworn to by John Kezeler, 
Adm'r, Feb. 8, 1815, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. 

File 10883 G. 

1813, July 29. Brand Jacob, Sr.*, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Son, Jacob, and daughter, Rachel Brown, all estate after 
debts are paid. Executor — Barnabas Swayze, Esq. Witnesses — 
Dorothy Wildrick, Elenor Vanscoder*, Barnabas Sweyze. Proved 
Jan. 29, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 28. Inventory, $3,733,601/2; made by James Vanklrk, 
Anthony Bellis. Includes Vz share in shad fishery in Delaware River 
near Weller's (formerly Alberson's) Mills. File 1516 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 17. Brand, William, Sr., of Howell Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, profits of all real estate for life; also 2 
beds and bedding, household goods as she chooses to furnish 2 rooms. 
At her death, all real estate to be divided equally between sons, 
Joseph, William, Samuel, David, and Tobias. To grandchildren, 
Robert Curtis, $8; Elizabeth Curtis, $8. Rest of moveable estate to 
daughters, Martha Branner, Catherine Tolefree, Debora Miller and 
Hester Cook. Executor — son-in-law, David Miller. Witnesses — 
Maxson Brand, Benajah Butcher, White Brand. Proved July 31, 1816. 

1816, July 16. Inventory, $436.56; made by James Morris, Amos 
Tilton. Includes shoemaker's bench and tools. File 9170 M. 

1815, Nov. 3. Branham, Henry, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $791.41; made by Emley Holcombe, John Lambert, 
Jr. Sworn to by Caroline Branham, Adm'x, Nov. 8, 1815. 

Pile 2784 J. 

1815, June 29. Branson, Thomas, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co., 
weaver; will of. Eldest brother, David Branson, $2. Eldest sister, 
Mary Merritt, $2. Sister, Elizabeth Warington, $2. Brother, William, 
all rest of estate, real and personal. Executor — brother, William. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Tomlinson, Josiah Dill, John Warrick. Proved 
Sept. 16, 1815. 

1815, Sept. 16. Inventory, $258. 64i^; made by Benjamin Tomlinson, 
Josiah Dill. File 3030 H. 

1814, Feb. le. Bray, Thomas, of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $155.85; made by Joseph Tindall, Jacob Henry. Sworn 
to by Richard B. Bray, Adm'r, June 7, 1814. File 1398 S. 

1814, Mar. 23. Brewster, Horace, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., doctor. Int. Inventory, $2,412.03; made by Eleazer Mayhew, 
William Rose. Includes surgical instruments, medical books. Sworn 
to by Philip Fries, Adm'r, Aug. 10, 1814. File 1663 F. 

1814, Mar. 23. Brewster, Joseph, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., doctor. Int. Inventory, $18,020.15; made by Eleazer Mayhew, 
William Rose. Includes surgical instruments, medical books. Sworn 
to by Philip Fries, Adm'r, Aug. 10, 1814. File 1664 P. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILI^S 1814-1817 Si 

1816, Oct. 24. Brewster, Timothy, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, and son George, all residue of estate, 
lands, niills, etc., after debts are paid. Four sons, Samuel, John, 
Gervis, and Timothy, each $5, having advanced to them their shares. 
Son, Nathaniel, the amount he vsrill have to pay by reason of failure 
of my sons, Garvis and Timothy. Daughter, Polly Noe, $50, and time 
of my black girl, Betty, until she is 21; also 3 silver spoons. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Sarah, and sons, John, Nathaniel and George. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin A. Brown, David Coddington, Charles Jackson. 
Proved Mar. 3, 1817, when Sarah, John and George Y. Brewster 
signed as Executors. Pile 10626 L. 

181G, Deo. 5. Brewster, Timothy, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $3,161.91; made by Benjamin A. Brown, Richard 
Butter. Sworn to by Sarah Brewster, John Brewster, George Y. 
Brewster, Adm'rs, Dec. 9, 1816. File 10572 L. 

1815, Dec. 27. Briant, Blias, of Randolph Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Phebe, to have residue of estate during widowhood. 3 sons, 
Elias, Daniel and Samuel, all real estate and $800 to be divided 
between them, when Daniel is 21. 2 daughters, Rachel and Sarah, 
each $200 one year after my decease. Younger daughters, Hannah, 
Elizabeth, and Nancy, $300 when 21. Being bound in 2 obligations 
given by myself and Samuel T. Lawrence and others to John Briant 
and to State Bank at Morristown, if my estate is compelled to pay 
same, it is to be taken from portion given to my daughter, Rachel 
(present wife of said Samuel T. Lawrence). Executors — brother, 
Jacob Briant, friend, Daniel Horton. Witnesses — William Reeve, 
David Lewis, Robert Young, Jr. Proved Apr. 13, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 3. Inventory, $3,451.50; made by Wm. Reeve, Thomas 
Wolfe. File 1631 N. 

1813, Oct. 15. Briant, John*, of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, to be maintained during widowhood by Briant 
Quackenbush who is to have entire property, real and personal. If he 
refuses to accept same under these conditions, then said property to 
my wife to be at her disposal. Executors — friends, Thomas Blanch, 
Jr., Peter I. Terhune. Witnesses — Jacob Mowerson, Euphemia Blanch, 
Garret Cadmus. Proved Jan. 11, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 3. Inventory, $1,649.13; made by Garret A. Lydecker, 
Daniel D. Ackerman. File 3621 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Apr. 8. Brick, M^illiam, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Rachel, house I occupy in Woodstown, with 
garden and part of barn, furnishings, $50; also interest of $1,000 
quarterly, during widowhood, at end of which period said sum to 
return to my estate. She is also to have provisions and a cow, all 
in lieu of dower. Two sons, John and Samuel, and two daughters, 
Keziah (wife of Samuel Dubois), and Rachel, all remainder of estate, 
real and personal. Book accounts against sons and $200 against 
Keziah to be taken from their shares. Keziah also to have as part 
of her share, that balance due me from estate of her two daughters, 
Hannah and Rachel Dickerson as decreed to me by Orphans Court 
in 1813. Daughter, Rachel, furniture in south ea.st room upstairs 
in the old house, two card tables and a heifer. Executor — Isaiah 



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Shinn. Witnesses— James Trueland, Joseph Dickinson, Michael 
Hackett. Proved July 15, 1813. 

1813, July 19. Inventory, $4,108.85; made by James Trueland, 
Zacheus Ray. Includes "amount of decree Of Orphans Court for 
maintenance and education of Hannah and Rachel Dickeson, minor 
children of David Dickeson, dec'd, interest thereon from last March 
to time of appraisement". File 3178 Q. 

1814, Nov. 28. Bright, Anna, Catharine, Levi, William. Accounts 
of Sarah Bright, guardian of above, for their shares of rents of real 
estate of their father, Levi Bright, dec'd, being each % part, after 
deducting the widow's thirds. Items include "for building one oven" 
signed by Joshua Bradwater*, "for cutting vetch" signed by Samuel 
Blizard. To Alexander Orr "for tuition of children". To John Chat- 
ten "for repairing fence". To George Soper "for fence making and 
ditching". To Isaac Townsend & Co., "for shingles". Accounts al- 
lowed at November Term, 1814, by S. M. Shute, Surrogate of Cum- 
berland Co. File 6203 F. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Feb. 23. Bright, Levi, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $3,843.31; made by George Elkinton, Jacob Haley. In- 
cludes blacksmith tools, iron and coal. Sworn to by Sarah Bright, 
John Compton, Adm'rs, Feb. 28, 1814. File 1665 F. 

1815, May 27. Bright, Sarah, of Downe, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,357.68: made by Jacob Haley, George Elkinton. In- 
cludes "Levi's old clothes". Sw^orn to by John Compton, Adm'r, June 
6, 1815. File 1725 F. 

1809, Jan. 9. Brinckerhof, Johannia, of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Maria, all estate, real and personal, during 
widowhood; but if she should marry again and chance to survive 
her second husband, she is to be permitted to return and enjoy 
privileges of real and personal estate as during her first widowhood; 
all personal estate (except my Family Bible, 1 wagon, 2 horses, 
sleigh, 1 sled, plow, harrow and farming utensils); that meadow at 
Munaghy in New Barbadoes Twsp., (8 acres); my pew In North 
Church at Schraalenburgh for life and after her death, said pew to 
my godson and nephew, Johannes D. Brinckerhof (son of my brother, 
Derick). After death of my wife, all real estate to said godson, 
being 2 tracts of land which my father, Hendrick Brinckerhof, de- 
vised in his last will to me and my brother, Roelof, in joint tenancy, 
"see record and map in Surrogates office in Bergen Co."; and if he 
should die before me, the same to his children; also the articles as 
excepted in bequest to my wife. To niece, Maria Brinckerhof 
(daughter of Derick, and wife of Henry Bartolf of New York City, 
cartman), $150. She is also to have the family Bible. Executors — 
godson, Johannes D. Brinckerhof, and friends. Dower "R. Westervelt, 
John R. Westervelt. Witnesses — Jacob Demotl, David I. Durie, 
Daniel Westervelt. 

1813, Nov. 29. Codicil. A lot of meadow purchased of Albert A. 
Westervelt In Hackensack Twsp, called Teneack, to my wife, Maria. 
Witnesses — Dower Westervelt, David I. Durie, Johannis Blauvelt. 
Proved July 2, 1814, when Dower Westervelt and John R. Westervelt 
signed as Executors. 



CAI^ENDAR OF WII.I.S— 1814-1817 53 

181i, June 30. Inventory, 53,559.92; made by Jacob Demott, David 
I. Durie. Fil& 3&22 E. 

X814> Sept. 14. Brittin, WilUaiu» Jr., of Kingwood Twsp., HunterdcKn 
Co.; will oi. Parents all my estate. If my brother Thomas should 
remain infirm, lie is to share his maintenance with my parents. 
Brother, Dennis, to be schooled as far as to read and write. Residue, 
after death of parents, to be divided between brothers and sisters 
[unnamed]. Executor — Thomas Lequear. Witnesses — John EiUs, 
George Larasson, John Warford. Proved Feb. 8, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 6. Inventory, $1,03G.3&; made by Richard Opdyeke, Jr., 
Joseph Britton. File 2718 J. 

1815, Sept. 1. Britton, Nathaniel, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $46.60; made by William Britton, Jonas Thatcher. 
Sworn to by Samuel Cooley, Adm'r. Aug. 9, 1816. File 2791 J. 

1814, Dec. 1. Britton, Samuel, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,310.08; made by Isaac Gray, Seth Rose. Sworn to by 
John Britton, Dec. 9, 1814. File 2643 J. 

1816, Feb, 9. Broad, Josepb*, of Pequanock Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eve, all property, real and personal, for life after 
debts are paid. After her death, all estate, to Yellas Vanness aiad 
Jacob S. Vanness, who are to be Executors. Witnesses — John Me- 
Gowan, Jeremiah Bruen, John Sanders, Jr. Proved June 6, 1816. 

1816, June 3- Inventory, $324.12; made by Peter Slingerland, Giles 
W. Mandeville. File 1632 N. 

* Signed by mark, 

1814, Jan. 5. Broeaw, Abraham, of Ainwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $927.57; made by Arthur Prall, Abraham R. Sutphin. 
Sworn to by John Young, Jacob J. Young, Adm'rs* June 2, 1814. 

File 2642 J. 

1813, June 2. BrQck, John, of Chester, Burlington Co.; will of. Son, 
Oddy, north east part of my land [description given], adjoining 
Jacob Haines, Uriah Brock. Daughter, Hannah Middleton, rest of 
said land (12 acres), for life and then to her children equally. Son, 
Uriah, all my right in the Ancocas Toll Bxidge and attached property. 
Wearing apparel to sons and other personal estate to daughter. 
Executors — son, Oddy, Henry Warrington. Witnesses — Joseph Seed, 
Benjamin Warrington, Hannah Warrington. Proved July 25, 1817. 

1817, July 25. Inventory, $780.21; made by Nathaniel Middleton, 
Benjamin Warrington. Includes tools for carpentering and pump 
making. File 12915 C. 

1813, Junte 4. Brokaw, Bersiui I., of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory $667.71; made by Thomas Talmadge, George 
Vosseller. Sworn to by Peter B. Brokaw, one of Adm'rs, May 9, 
18,14. [The other named is John Brokaw]. File 15T6 R. 

1814, Apr. 2. Brokaw, Caleb, of Hillsboro Twsp., Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, room in house, bed; and bedding, and household 
goods, to furnish said room; also the negro girl, Deyon and $80 
yearly, in lieu of dower, during li.fe. DaMgkter, Anne, a cow, eiip^ 



54 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOIvUTlONARY DOCUMENTS 

board, bed and bedding. Grandson, Caleb Brokaw (son of my son, 
Caleb), 40 acres of plantation whereon I live. Rest of said plantation 
to my son, Caleb, daughter, Anne, and daughter, Mary (wife of 
Hendrick Fisher); also 12 acres of woodland near Raritan; the plan- 
tation purchased of Isaac Van Duyn (120 acres); all personal estate, 
they paying just debts and legacy to wife; also to pay my son, Isaac, 
$500 after death of my wife. To five children of my son, Isaac, i.e., 
Jane, Cornelius, Isaac, Anne and John, and all the children of my 
son, Abraham [unnamed], that plantation (225 acres) purchased of 
Peter Stryker; Isaac's children to have the northerly side where he 
now lives. Said Isaac and Abraham to have possession of said lands 
during their lives. Executors — son, Caleb and son-in-law, Hendrick 
Fisher. Witnesses — Abraham Staats, Peter Van Zandt, Eleanor Van 
Nortwick. 

1814, Apr. 24. Codicil. Giving to all of children of son, Isaac, an 
equal share after his death, and revoking the bequest to Isaac of 
money, after his mother's death. Witnesses — Benjamin Low, Eleanor 
Van Nortwick. Proved May 14, 1814. 

1814, May 25. Inventory, $5,323.21; made by David Y. Wheeler, 
John Garritson. Includes pew in Dutch Church. File 1577 R. 

1815, Aug. 10. Brokaw, John, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe, $2,000, 2 beds and bedding, riding chair and 
harness and horse, wardrobe, furniture for one room, kitchen fur- 
niture to value of $10; 1 cow, oldest of the black slave children, 6 
silver tablespoons, 6 silver teaspoons (the newest I have) for her 
own disposal; also use and produce of my real estate during widow- 
hood. Children of my half-sister, Ann (wife of Rinier Van Nest), 
$300, to be divided equally between boys and girls. ChilBren of my 
half-sister, Phebe (widow of Peter Van Nest), $300 to be divided as 
above. To children of my half-brother, Ferdinand Brokaw, dec'd 
(living as supposed in State of Ohio), $300 to be divided as above. 
To my half-brother, Michael Brokaw, supposed living in Ohio, $300. 
To half-sister, Maria (wife of Dr. Jacob Bogart), living in State of 
New York, $300. To John Brokaw Williamson (son of Arthur Wil- 
liamson), silver watch. As expression of friendship to Rev. John I. 
Vredenburgh, $100. Half-brother, Hendrick Brokaw, residue of real 
and personal estate, after debts and legacies are paid. Executors — 
said Hendrick Brokaw, Henry I. Van Middlesworth. Witnesses — John 
V. Middleworth, John T. Powelson, Elizabeth V. Arsdalen. Proved 
Sept. 6, 1815. 

1815, Sept. 5. Inventory, $4,957.35; made by Daniel La Tourrette, 
Christopher V. Arsdalen. Includes Patterson's "laws", Scott's Bible, 
shoemaker benches, lasts, carpenter tools, and a number of names in 
accounts. File 1617 R 

1815, May 24. Rrookfleld, Abigrail, of Union Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Wade, Jonathan Burnet. 
Notation: "Supposed to be yet a considerable of property that can- 
not be at present discovered". Includes a Bible, bonds of Daniel 
Sayre, Jacob Brookfleld. Sworn to by Benjamin Brookfleld, 3rd, "be- 
ing too sick to write", made his mark. May 27, 1815. File 10884 G. 

1815, Mar. 23. Brookfleld, Benjamin, 3rd, of Union Twsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. To Abigail Brookfleld and Mary Brookfleld, daughters 
of my brother. Job, each $400 to be at interest until they are 21. To 



CALENDAR OP WILLS 1814-1817 55 

Maria Alma (daughter of my brother Isaac), $400, to be paid one 
year after my decease. To Mary Clark (daughter of my sister, 
Abigail), $100 to be paid to her own hand one year after my decease. 
To Rebecca Sylcocks and Mary Sylcocks (daughters of my sister, 
Mary), each $100 to be paid one year after my decease. To my 
sister, Rhoda Brookfield, lately called Rhoda Addington, $500. To 
Isaac (son of my brother. Job), a tract on the north side of the 
turnpike to Springfield, near Robert Pierson ... to fence between 
David and Thompson Headley . . . thence as the old line of my 
father's farm runs to Rahway River (50 acres); also the bay mare 
and 2 cows. To children of my sister, Rhoda, all the land I own on 
south side of the turnpike, they to take care of their mother during 
life, reserving the use of V2 the house for use of my brother, Job's 
children for 10 years after my decease. Residue of all lands to be 
divided between the following: Isaac Brookfield Camp, Daniel Camp, 
Noah Camp, William Camp, Jr., and William Brookfield. If necessary 
to pay debts and legacies, part of wood and timber from undivided 
land last named to be sold to make up amount. Executors — nephews, 
John Mash, Valentine Sylcocks, Jr., Isaac Brookfield Camp, Daniel 
Camp, Noah Camp, William Camp, Jr., William Brookfield and Isaac 
Brookfield. Witnesses — Gershom Williams, John Smith, Robert Pier- 
son. Proved Aug. 25, 1815, when Daniel Camp, Jr., signed as "one of 
named executors". 

1815, Sept. 25. Isaac Brookfield signed as Executor. 

1815, Sept. 21. Inventory, $108.25; made by Abraham Reynolds, 
John Wade. Sworn to by Daniel Camp, Jr., Sept. 22, 1819, though 
the testator herein is erroneously named as "Timothy Sullivan". 

File 10885 G. 

[There is an inventory filed for a Timothy Sullivan who died in- 
testate in 1819. Evidently a mistake by a clerk. 

Compiler's note.] 

1815, May 24. Brookfield, Job, of Union Twsp., Essex Co. Int. In- 
ventory [not totaled]; made by John Wade, Jonathan Burnet. In- 
cludes a Bible, note against William Halsey, dec'd, late of Union 
Twsp., bond of Canfield and James Wood of Morristown in Morris 
Co., bond of Daniel Sayre of Union Twsp. Sworn to by Benjamin 
Brookfield, 3rd,* Adm'r, May 27, 1815. File 10886 G. 

* Signed by mark "being too sick to write". 

1817, June 10. Brookfield, John. Int. Inventory, $810.56; made by 
Isaac F. Pierson, John J. Conkling. Includes shoemaker's seat and 
tools, set of building rollers. Sworn to by Elizabeth Brookfield, 
Adm'x, June 13, 1817, before David Thompson, Surrogate of Morris 
Co- File 1672 N. 

1814, Mar. 29. Brookfield, Pliebe, of Union Twsp., Essex Co., "alias 
Phebe Cochran"; will of. Debts to be paid. Son, Elexander Cochran, 
$1. Son, Isaac Brookfield, $100. Two daughters, Mary Brookfield 
and Abigail Brookfield, each $100 and my wearing apparel. Money 
and personal property to last named three children to be di- 
vided equally when of full age. If any of three should die before 
age, and without issue, his share to survivors. If it should chance 
that all three should so die, then said estate to my niece, Phebe 

Meeker (daughter of my brother, William Meeker). Executors 

Caleb Woodruff, John Smith. Witnesses — Samuel Tompkins, Ebenezer 
Woodruff, Montgomery Dean. 



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1815, June 6. Ji^rat o£ Montgomery Dean, one of witnesses. 
Notation on reverse "Administration with will annexed to Jonas 

Wade." File 10887 Q. 

1.814, Sept. 2. Brooks, Bathsheba, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Ca Int. Inventory, $1,497.03; made by James Diament, Amos 
Fithian. Includes balance due from estate of James Harris, also 
anaount of share of land at Rattlesnake Gut. Sworn to by Henry 
Brooks, Adm'r, Feb. 21, 1815. File 172G F. 

1814, Dec. 20. Brooks, Jesse, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Debts to be paid. To Jesse Brooks Lee (son of Thomas and 
Ann Lee), all my real estate, but if he should die before coming to 
^ge, said real estate shall become property of Rachel, Hette and 
Ann Lee (sisters of said Jesse). To said Rachel, Hette and Ann, 
(da.ughters of my cousin, Ann Lee), all residue of personal estate. 
Executors — Robert Lee, Adam Lee (sons of said cousin, Ann Lee). 
Witnesses — John Scudder, Henry R. Lee, John Daugherty. 

1814, Dec. 31. Codicil. Revoking bequest of residue of moveable 
estate, giving same to aforesaid Jesse Brooks Lee, Rachel, Hette and 
Ann Lee, equally. Witnesses — same. Proved July 20, 1816. 

1816, July 20. Inventory, $1,827.14; made by John ScuiTder, Henry 
R. Lee, File 10573 L. 

1815, May 20. Brooks, William Jordan. Int. Inventory, $105.00; 
made and sworn to by Jonathan Brooks, Adm'r, June 5, 1815, before 
TimotUy Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. File 1727 F. 

1816, June 14. Brower, Isaac. Int. Inventory [pages totaled 
separately]; made by Thomas Cook, David Miller. Includes car- 
penter's bench, seine and surf boat. Sworn to by Margaret Brewer, 
Annaniah Gifford, Jr., Adm'rs, July 1, 1816, before J. Phillips, Surro- 
gate of Monmouth Co. File 9171 M. 

1814, July 27. Brown^ Caurlile, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
\n%. Inventory, $470.46; made by Isaac Lalng, Thomas Laing. Sworn 
t<? by Joseph Moores. Adm'r, June 29, 1815. File 10527 L. 

1815, Sept. 28. Brown, Ch«u-les, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,925.29; made by James B. Parvin, Juster Drag- 
strom. Sworn to by Ann Brown, Adm'x, Oct. 24, 1815. File 1728 F. 

18ie» June 25. Brown, D«niel, of Jersey City, N. J.; will of. Wife, 
Jerusha, beds and bedding. Daughter, Julia, the turf meadow in 
Connecticut Farms. Son, George Washington Brown, to be educated 
and bound out to a trade. Residue to 8 children, 4 sons, Oliver, Wil- 
liam, James and George and daughters, Fanny, Julia, Harriot and 
Elizabeth. Executors — 2 eldest sons, Oliver, William, and friend, 
CoL Casparus Prior. Witnesses — Thomas Poster, Thomas Van Riper, 
Davis Headley. Proved Feb. 28, 1817, when Casparus Prior and 
Oliver- Brown signed as Blxecutors. 

1817 Feb. 13. Inventory, $278.78; made by Jabez Spinning, John 
W. Holmes. File 3725 B. 

1808, Jan. 6. Br-awR, David, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife [unnamed], all obligations in her own nama, all house- 
hold goods she brought me, 1 horse, 1 cow, ray watch, $100, all in 



CAIwENDAR OF WILI.S 1814-1857 57 

lieu of dower. Son, I>avid, my wearing apparel. All other estate, 
real and personal, to be sold and proceeds divided into 5 shares. One 
share to each of my 4 children, Paul, David, John and Hephzibah, 
and one share to three children of my son, Jesse, i.e., John, George 
a,nd Beulah Brown, when 21. Executor— son, David. Witnesses- 
Samuel Mickle, Sophia Mickle, Alexander Long. Proved May 15, 1816. 

1816, May 14. Release of dower rights in estate signed by Phebe 
Brown, widow of testator. 

1816, May 14. Inventory, $973,631/^; made by Joseph C. Clark, 
Matthew Gill. Jr. File 3076 H, 

1815, Jan. 5. Brown, Gilbert, of Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$2,187.13; made by Peter Wyckoff, Samuel Walker. Sworn to by 
Sarah Brown, Adm'x, Jan. 19, 1815. File 10528 L. 

1815, Jan. 31. Brown, Henry, of Springgarden, Bloomfleld Twsp., 
Essex Co.; will of. Wife [unnamed]. Blde.'jt son, John, lot on north 
side of the road leading from John Mason's saw mill to Stone House; 
also privilege of making 100 rails in my woods for fencing. Youngest 
son, Henry, 1 acre on south side of road leading to Belleville, adjoin- 
ing land of John Brown, Jr.; also 1 acre of meadow as bought of 
Josiah Hornblower; also 1 acre of woodland. Daughter, Anne, 1 
acre of woodland adjoining Nathaniel Canfleld's meadow. A piece 
of meadow (4 acres) adjoining Mi-. Cranford, Peter Winne, Widow 
Mary Francisco, to my son, John and 4 daughters, Hannah, Rachel, 
Anne and Maria, equally. Residue of certain lands to son, James. 
Lands on north side of Belleville road to be divided in two parts, the 
lot on east side to son, James, and the other to son, Henry. Another 
lot to be sold. To each of 4 daughters, $50. If either son dies before 
age, the survivor to have his share, he paying the legacies. Wagon, 
horses saddle, bridle, plow and harrow to be sold to pay debts, and 
such other moveables as may be spared. Remainder of moveables 
to remain on place for use of my wife and children. I wish all my 
sons to learn trades, John, the eldest, to be bound out as soon as 
convenient after my death. Executors — friends, John I. Van Winkle, 
Samuel H. Rutan. Witnesses — Abraham Joralemon, Anthony Brown, 
Jr., Joseph Brown. Proved Mar. 31, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 28. Inventory, $504.00; made by Abraham Joralemon, 
John Lamb*. Includes family Bible. File 10888 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Aug. 19. Brown, JoUu, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $70.88; made by Hudson Springer, Charles Sexton. 
Includes note of Simon Sparks. Sworn to by Matthew Brown, Adm'r, 
Dec. 6, 1815. File 3198 Q. 

1817, Dec. 15. Brown, John. Int. Inventory, $127.40; made by 
John Willcocks, Ezra Williams. Sworn to by James Brown, Adm'r. 
Dec. 16, 1817, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. 

File 11035 G. 

1817, Apr. 20. Brown, John C, of Lawrence Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. AU real and personal estate to be sold and proceeds to my 
brother, Thomas Brown, and friend, Caleb Shrieve. Executor*— 
brother, Thomas Brown, and Caleb Shrieve. Witnesses^William A. 
Burk, Johnes Brearley, Edward Potts. Proved Sept. 29, 1817. 

1817, Se^t, 29. Inxei*t<wy, $545. 5ft; ma<ie by Joha PhiUipa, Ralph 
Hunt. File 2858 J. 



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1816, Jan. 9. llrown, Joseph*, of Stafford, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Son, Stephen, the house I now live in and 24 acres of land on north 
side, and \^ the 53 acres of pine land now belonging to me and 
heirs of Job Southard; also all moveable estate, he to pay my debts, 
paying also to my son, David, $10. Son, Moses, 8 acres of my place, 
and son, Joseph 12 acres when 21. Son, Jesse, 12 acres when 21. 
Son, Stephen, to pay $2. Moses to pay $10, Joseph and Jesse, each to 
pay $10. This total sum to be equally divided among daughters, 
Hannah, Elizabeth, Edith, Sybel, Sarah, Phebe and Mary. Executor — 
son, Stephen Brown. Witnesses — Amos Burdsall, George W. Soper, 
Samuel Bowker. Proved Feb. 20, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 19. Inventory, $124.45; made by John Collins, Jr. 

File 9172 M. 

• Signed by mark. 

1816, May 15. Brovn, Joseph, of South Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, $250, bed and bedding, cow, spinning wheel, 6 
chairs, and chest, in lieu of dower. Son, John, $50. Son, William, 
$30 annually until 21, he to be bound to a trade as he chooses. Per- 
sonal estate and woodlot bought of Nehemiah Dey to be sold and 
debts paid. Any residue to be equally divided between children (ex- 
cept son, William). When said William is 21, all real estate to be 
sold and proceeds divided equally between all children. Executors — 
Joseph McChesney, Esq., John Davison. Witnesses — Henry Perrine, 
Isaac Scudder, John Groves. Proved Apr. 1, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 25. Inventory, $1,748.46; made by Henry Perrine, George 
Morris. File 10627 L. 

1817, Sept. 30. Brown, Moses, of Vernon Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $903.72; made by Benjamin Collins, Paul Farber. Sworn 
to by Elizabeth Brown*, Eli Brown, Adm'rs, Oct. 10, 1817. 

File 1515 S. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Jan. 28. Brovm, Samuel, of Stafford, Monmouth Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $821.55; made by Silas Crane, Uriah Bennett. Affirmed by 
Mary Brown, Adm'x, Mar. 2, 1814. File 9086 M. 

1814, Feb. 12. Bro^ni, Samuel, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, residue of personal estate, to be at 
her disposal. Son, Joseph, $3. Executrix — wife, Catherine*. Wit- 
nesses — Vining Hill, Sinnickson Sparks. Proved Feb. 23, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 19. Inventory, $506.55; made by Vining Hill, William 
Robinson. File 3262 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

1817, Jan. 4. Brown, Stephen, of Union Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, all moveable estate forever, and real estate for life. 
Executrix — wife, Martha*. Witnesses — George Murry, Sarrah Bal- 
lard*. Proved Apr. 16, 1817. 

[Notation on reverse: "Caveat filed Feb. 1, 1817 by Daniel Brown 
and the will confirmed by the Court, Apr. 16, 1817."] File 11036 G. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, Mar. 1. Brown, Thomas, of Weymouth Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,277.98; made by Elias Smith, Joseph Sloan. In- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 59 

eludes lease on 16 acres of meadow from Benjamin Scull. Sworn to 
by Mary Brown, Adm'x, June 7, 1815. File 3029 H. 

1814, May 19. Browne, Clayton, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $820.95; made by William Brick, Charles Jones. 
Includes stock of iron, bellows, anvils, vices and tools in and around 
the smith shop. Affirmed by Thirza Brown, James Brown, Sept. 5, 
1814. File 12702 C. 

1814, Apr. 14. Brugler, Ralph, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,410.41 1/^ ; made by Jesse Knowles, Franklin McKinney. 
Includes "debt due on settlement from Samuel Brugler". Sworn to 
by Samuel Brugler, Peter Brugler. Adm'rs. Apr. 15, 1814. 

File 1399 S. 

1817, Nov. 17. Brngrler, Samuel, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,620.22; made by James Vankirk, John Dils, Jr. Includes 
uniform and equipment. Sworn to by Sarah Brugler, Andrew Titus, 
Peter Brugler, Adm'rs, Nov. 25, 1817. File 1581 S. 

1817, Jan. 15. Brush, Ard, of Washington Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, residue of personal estate for support of 
my son, William; also use of % of my plantation where I live 
with buildings, % of woodland that William Farrow formerly 
purchased of Nickolas Sooy for 35 acres; also part of 100 acres 
purchased of David and Thomas Clark on upper side of Pear- 
sons Creek. At her death, all of same to daughter, Lorinah and 
son, William, as tenants in common. To said son and daughter, also 
the meadow bought of James Gale; also % of plantation bought of 
Sarah Robbins and 50 acres of cedar swamp bought of David Maps. 
Twin daughters, Ann and Margaret, each a bed and bedding and a 
cow; all real estate I own in Gloucester County (formerly belonging 
to my father, Benjamin Brush, which I purchased at sheriff's sale); 
% a single sawmill called Little Mill and its implements and the 
other part of the meadow, they paying Sarah Brush, $200. Daughter, 
Lorinah, bed and bedding, heifer. Son, William, bed and bedding. 
Executor — Matthew Collins of Gloucester Co. Witnesses — William 
Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Hugh Johnson. Proved May 20, 1817. 

1817, May 19. Inventory, $718.60; made by Jonathan Johnson, 
Benjamin*. File 12916 C. 

• Signed bji mark. 

1814, Mar. 8. Buck, Deborah, of Upper Alloways Creek, Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $469.57; made by Andrew High, Hosea Lawrence. 
Sworn to by Henry Buck, Adm'r, Mar. 10, 1814. File 3231 Q. 

1814, Oct. 14. Buck, Ephraim, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $4,479.83; made by Thomas H. Ogden, M. Burt. Sworn to 
by Norton O. Lawrence, Adm'r, Nov. 14, 1814. File 1666 F. 

1815, Mar. 20. Buckingham, Joseph, of Bergen Town and Co.; will 
of. Wife, Patty, all real and personal estate, she to be sole executrix, 
trusting her to maintain and educate "all my children [unnamed] as 
nearly alike as time and opportunity may allow". Witnesses — Com- 
fort Tyler, John Anderson, Isaac Fairchild. Proved May 23, 1815. 

1815, May 25. Inventory, $1,519.00; made by Comfort Tyler, Isaac 
Fairchild. File 3662 B. 



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1815, Apr. 10. Budd, Abigail, of New Mills, Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. I wish to be buried in the Old Church Burying 
Ground at Mount Holly and I give $15 to said church for keeping up 
the graveyard. My share of cedar swamp to Anthony S. Earl; also 
clock and large Bible. To Isaac Clap, warming pan. To Tacy Clap 
and Rachel Kelly, wearing apparel. Nancy Doren the bed, pillow 
and bedding she generally sleeps on; also $15. To Sip (servant of 
my dec'd husband), $100. Rest of property to be sold and debts paid. 
Residue to be divided between Job Shinn, Samuel Kelly, Michael 
Morton, Tacey Clap and Abigail B. Shinn. Executors — friends, Levi 
Budd, Anthony S. Earl. Witnesses — William Howell, John Bodine, 
Jr., Wm. Horner. Proved Nov. 1. 1816. 

1816. Nov. 1. Inventory. $1,556.22; made by Charles Lott. Wm. 
Howell. File 12858 C. 

1814, Feb. 21. Budd, Jonathan, of New Hanover Twsp,., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary (in lieu of dower) $1,000; also bed and 
bedding, case of drawers; room in house, and firewood. Son, Daniel, 
all lands subject to charges; also bed and bedding, and my desk. 
Three daughters, Sarah Shinn, Elizabeth Bodine, Susanah Budd, resi- 
due of personal property; also $1,000. Susana also to have bed and 
bedding, bureau and $700. Executors — son, Daniel, and son-i,n-law, 
William N. Shinn. Witnesses-^ — Samuel Jones, Isaiah Budd,, Jacob 
Egbert. Proved Mar. 7, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 28. Inventory, $4,779.10; made by Levi Budd, Samuel 
Jones. File 1270a C. 

1813, Max 29' Buddt Hutb, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Mary Clark, $50. Daughter, Elizabeth Van Brunt, $50. 
Daughter, Frances D. Bloom, $50 and a bed and bedding. Wearing 
apparel to 4 daughters. Residue of estate, after debts are paid, to 
daughter, Susanna Van Lieu. In case of death of either of my 
daughters before me, her share to her child of children. Executor — 
friend, William P. Deare. Witnesses^-Rachel Bray, Lewis Deare. 

1814, Feb. 28. Codic-il. My attorney, Levi Budd, has been author- 
ized to sell my dower right and other privileges in lands in Burling-, 
ton Co. Out of proceeds therefrom, $25 to each of my sons, Samuel 
Jaques and Petejc L.ott Jaques. Any residue thereafter to foujf 
daughters. Witnesses-^Ellit Crissy, Mary Sillcocks. Proved Apr. 18, 
1814, 

1814, May 4. Inventory, $1,304.74; made by EUit Crissy, Jerome 
Rappelyea. File 10453 L. 

1809, Jan. 20k BttKtock, George, of Matdienhead Twsp., Hunterdoik 
Co.; will of. Debts to be paid. To son-in-law, Charles Collins, of 
New York, the $2,500 already sent him to be a part of his wife's 
legacy. Daughter, Margaret Collins, house and lot purchased of 
Charles M'Coy, adjoining the farm whereon I live; also such parts of 
the farm as lie south and west of Eight Mile Run (about 20 acres); 
all the lands lying to th,e south and ea^st of a line beginning in 
Walter Smith's line on the stone danv ... to John Lan.nings farm; 
also, 14 of woodland in Middlesex purchased of Isaac Clark, dec'd.. 
Said lands may be conveyed by my daughter, but are not to. be 
seized or taken from her for any debts contracted by her hus.band.. 
All rest of my farm,, to my son, Joseph; also, other 14 of woodland 
in, Middlesex. The cedar swamp I hold with my two li>.TO,th.©.rs^ 



<::ai.ehi3ar of wills— 1814-181 7 61 

Joseph and Anthony, as tenants in common, to be sold. Daughter, 
Margaret, also to have my silver tankard, and rest of personal 
estate. Executors^sons, Joseph, and son-in-law, Charles Collins. 
"Witnesses — Daniel Agnew, John Phillips, tanner, George Agnew. 

1810, Nov. 11. Codicil. Revoking part of bequest to daughter, 
Margaret, (having built a house on land devised to her), and chang- 
ing division lines thereof. Proved Aug. 30, 1814. 

1814, Sept. 20. Inventory, $10,761,711/2; made by Joseph Olden, 
Elisha Clarke. File 2644 J. 

1814, Dec. 14. Bullus, "William, of Woodbridge Twsp.. Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $168.50; made by James Daton, Samuel Stelle. 
Also doubtful notes, $301.47. Sworn to by William P. Manning, 
Adm'r, Dec. 15, 1814. File 10454 L. 

1812, Aug. 8. Bunii, Jonathan, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of V2 of dwelling house, during widowhood; 
1/^ household goods, and maintenance, also to have a gentle horse 
and saddle, or a wagon and horse when she wishes to go to meeting 
or abroad; a cow; also £100, all in lieu of dower. Daughter, Lydia 
Primmer, £175, deducting from same any accounts against her or 
her husband, Richard Primmer. Son, Joshua, all lands not connected 
with my hoinestead farm; also a woodlot purchased of John Divison 
on the Mountain; also a tract purchased of James Hunt, adjoining 
Capt. Edward Yard, a lot purchased of Jesse Hunt, adjoining Jos. 
Titus; also a tract purchased of James White, adjoining Samuel 
Beakes, he paying my debts and half the legacies; also 14 of cattle, 
horses, sheep, and % of swine; but what he had already taken to be 
part of same. Daughter, Mary Cornell, £125, deducting any accounts 
against her or her husband, Hunt Cornell. Daughter, Sarah Bunn, 
£125, when she marries or chooses to quit her mother. She is to 
have interest of £100 as long as she remains in the family. Son, 
Jonathan, all the farm, on which I now live, adjoining Isaac HoH 
and Andrew Hoff, John "Van Cleve, Joseph Stout, Moses Baldwin and 
Mr. Rue, Captain Yard, and Amos Hart; residue of live stock, and V2 
farming utensils; and residue of household furniture, he paying 
other Yz of debts and legacies. He is also to take charge of the 
family, caring for his mother. My sons, Joseph and Nathaniel to 
continue in the family until of an age to be bound out, and to have 
schooling to enable them to keep a tradesman's book. Daughter, 
Deborah Bunn, £125 when she is 18 or married, and to have interest 
of £100 while remaining in the family. Sons, Joseph and Nathaniel, 
£150 when 21, and if either should die before 21, said sum to sons, 
Joshua and Jonathan. My Quarto Bible (that has the ages of my 
family therein), to wife, Mary, and all other books in my library to 
be divided between wife and children. Executors — Wife, Mary, son, 
Joshua. Witnesses — Andrew Hoff, Henry Simmons, Joseph Hoff. 
Proved Jan. 24, 1S15. 

1815, Jan. 13. Inventory, $1,292.06; made by Samuel Beakes, John 
Golden. File 2719 J. 

1817, July 10. Bunn, Mary, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Sons, John Bunn, Henry Bunn, each $100, to be paid by 
them to the children as they become 21 "in remembrance of their 
Grandmother". To grandchildren, Mary Sigler, Jacob, Elizabeth, 
George and Sarah Sigler, $100. Daughter, Mary Rittenhouse, iand 



62 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

son, William I., $100 for their children, but to be paid back if they 
have no issue to arrive to age 21. Son, Phillip, bed and bedding. 
Daughters, Rosanna and Mary, wearing apparel. Granddaughter, 
Elizabeth (daughter of Henry Bunn), black silk gown. Son, Jacob 
Bunn, best bed and bedding, pewter ware, dresser, case of drawers 
and for his care and attention to me and giving me a home in my 
old age. He is to be exonerated from all interest on the note of 
$600. Residue of estate, after debts are paid to grandson, Jacob 
Curtis, and John Vanderbilt (natural children of my daughter Ros- 
anna), when 21. Executor — son, Jacob Bunn. Witnesses — Jno. E. 
Forman, David Willet. Proved June 7, 1817. 

1817, June 5. Inventory, $2,914.85; made by Jno. E. Forman, John 
Huff. File 2859 J. 

1816, June 27. Bunn, Xathan, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all household goods, horse and riding chair, 
1 room and other household privileges, also firewood and mainte- 
nance for life, in lieu of dower. Son, Ralph, £10 and, $25 annually for 
10 years to be paid by other sons, David, John, James, Nathan and 
Asher, and if said Ralph should die before end of 10 years, said 
amount to be paid to his children for their support. Daughter, 
Catherine, $25. Daughter, Margaret, $50. Daughters, Elizabeth and 
Phebe, each $500. All of said legacies to be paid on April 1, 1818. 
Residue of estate, real and personal, to said five sons, their issue or 
survivors equally, to be held jointly until the youngest Asher is 21, 
at which time they may divide it if they choose. Executors — five 
sons, David, John, James, Nathan and Asher. Witnesses — Robert 
Burwell, John Hedden, Seth Dunn. Proved Aug. 31, 1816. 

1816, Aug. 30. Inventory, $2,711.62; made by Ichabod Potter, Rob- 
ert Burwell. Includes blacksmith tools, debts due from Joshua B. 
Tufts, Joseph Crowell. File 10574 L. 

1814, Apr. 25. Buntlngr* Israel, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Dorothy, all property, goods and money (except- 
ing $20 to my brother, Samuel Bunting). Executrix — wife, Dorothy*. 
Witnesses — William Vanderbeck, Stephen Veree, John Dickson. 
Proved June 26, 1815. 

1815, June 23. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Dickson, 
Robert Vanderbeck. File 12796 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, June 23. Bunting, Sarah, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, Thomas Bunting, my bake iron. Granddaughter, Han- 
nah Quigley, bed and bedding now at Joshua Satterwait's, having 
possession of it one year and five days after time is expired that she 
was to stay with said Joshua and his wife, Ann. Granddaughter, 
Sarah Quigley, my bed and bedding now at John McCabe's, to be 
left in care of my daughter, Lydia McCabe, until she is 18. If either 
of said children should die before 18, the survivor to have both beds 
and if both so die, the surviving children of John and Achsah Quigley 
to have them. Daughter, Lucy Kenan, large family Bible, red chest, 
cloak. Son, Samuel Bunting, $20. Daughter, Mary Nugent, all articles 
now in her possession. Daughter, Ann Covenhoven, all articles now 
in her possession. House and lot to be sold and residue, after debts 
are paid, to daughter, Lydia. Executor — brother, Abraham Tilton. 
Witnesses — Abraham Tilton, Jr., David Curtis, Sarah Tilton. Proved 
June 6, 1816. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 63 

1816, May 21. Inventory, $71.33; made by David Curtis, Samuel 
Tantum. File 12859 C. 

1815, Apr. 10. Burd, Henry, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $630.14; made by Tunis Case, Samuel Rittenhouse. Sworn 
to by William Bird, Adm'r, Sept. 2, 1815. File 2720 J. 

1815, May 2. Burd, Reuben, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Melesent, use of $1,000 during life and at her death, 
said sum to be divided between sons and daughters [unnamed], or 
their children, if any; she is also to have a horse, saddle and bridle, 
bed and bedding. All real estate to be sold and debts paid. Any 
residue thereof to children, sons having $100 more than daughters. 
Executors — sons, Jonathan, Elisha, and Moses. Witnesses — Jacob 
Schold, John Prall, Abraham Slack. Proved May 30, 1815. 

1815, May 29. Inventory [pages totaled separately]; made by John 
Snyder, Jonathan Robinson. File 2721 J, 

1813, Oct. 14. Burdge, Peter, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled — pages totaled separately]; made by John 
Harris, Isaac Lanning. Includes a number of names in accounts. 
Sworn to by Abraham Newman, Adm'r, Jan. 24, 1814. File 1400 S. 

1816, Mar. 29. Burgess, Thomas*, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Brother, Benjamin Burgess, all wearing apparel, $20. 
To Hannah Gant, Mercy Atkinson, Aden Atkinson, each $10. Two 
sisters, Ann Covat, and Sarah Johnson, house and 11 acres in Chester- 
field Twsp., equally; and residue of estate, real and personal, they 
maintaining my brother, Benjamin during his life. Executors — 
sisters, Ann Covat [Cooat] and Sarah Johnson. Witnesses — Stacy 
Haines, Clement Rockhill, Joseph Hancock. Proved May 20, 1816. 

1816, May 29. Inventory, $646.06; made by Joseph Satterthwaite, 
Thomas Forsyth. File 12860 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 10. Burgie, Catharine, of Somerset Co.; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Catherine Dunn, my scarlet cloak. Daughters, Mary and Sarah, 
all wearing apparel and linen. Rest of estate, real and personal, to 
be sold and after debts are paid, residue to son, David Burgie. Ex- 
ecutor — said son, David Burgie. Witnesses — Andrew Smalley, Abner 
P. Howell, John Kirkpatrick. Proved Mar. 21, 1814. 

1814, Mar, 23. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Annin, John 
Kirkpatrick. File 1578 R. 

1815, Sept. 2. Burgin, E:noch, of Brldgeton, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, all her rings, jewels and paraphanalia, all furniture and 
plate; also $3,000, all in lieu of dower. To Master and members of 
Brearley Lodge, No. 9, one copy of my Masonic Magazine and all 
Masonic books. All other personal estate to my son, David Ritten- 
house Burgin, and daughter, Elizabeth Able Burgin, equally. All 
lands to be sold and proceeds divided between two said children. 
Executor — James Giles. Witnesses — Isaac H. Hampton, John B. 
Fithian, George H. Burgin. Proved Sept. 18, 1815. 

1815. Sept. 28. Inventory, $15,600,231^; made by Eben. Seeley, Wil- 
liam Rose. File 1729 P. 



64 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Siept. ©. BuMc, €hMrl«st, of Monmoxlth Cto. Int. Inventory, 
$687.1414; made by Robert Shannon, Richard Covenhoven. Sworn to 
by John Burk, Adm'r, Sept. 11. 1815. File 9128 M. 

1814, Jan. 17. Rufnet, Reuben*, of Galoway Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Brother, Joshua Burnet, tract on road from Rangleborough 
to Absecom, purchased of Jane and Nehemiah Mors; also lot of 
ground adjoining land of Leeds Risley purchased of Levi Smallwood; 
all horned cattle except one red heifer to my sister, Rebeckah 
Burnet. Rueben (son of my sister, Mary Rale), $15. Executor- 
brother, Joshua. Witnesses — Nehemiah Blackman, Jonas Morss, 
James Dunlap*. Proved Mar. 22, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 18. Inventory, $111.00; made by James Dunlap*, Parker 
Clark. Pile 2982 H. 

* Signed by mark, 

1816, Dec. 11. Burnett, William, of Galloway Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $364.76; made by Joshua Burnett, Robert Leeds. 
Sworn to by Mary Burnett,* Adm'x, Dec. 21, 1816. File 3077 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 6. Burr, Jane, of Burlington Co.; will of. Daughter, 
Sarah Burr, wearing apparel. Daughter, Susanna Woolman Burr, 6 
silver teaspoons. Daughter, Ann Burr, my large family Bible. After 
debts are paid, residue to be at interest until three children are of 
age. Executor — Henry Burr, Jr. Witnesses — Hillman Dobbins, 
Michael Woolston, Jr. Proved July 27, 1814, before Abraham Brown, 
Surrogate of Burlington Co. 

1814, July 13. Inventory, $472. 67i^; made by John Sleeper, Hillman 
Dobbins. Includes accounts of Asa Rogers, William Dobbins, Cato 
Bound. File 12704 C. 

1817, Apr. 23. Burras, James, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $205.85; made by David Mills, George Emmel. Sworn to by 
Silas Cook, Adm'r. Apr. 30, 1817. File 1674 N. 

1810, Jan. 27. Burrougli, Joseph, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man, "being advanced in years"; will of. Wife, Lydia, all household 
goods that were hers at time of our marriage; also $2,670; two rooms 
in dwelling house during widowhood; maintenance by three sons, 
William, Joseph and Reuben, all in lieu of dower. Son, William, 
lands whereon he dwells; also $8,000. Son, Joseph, lands whereon I 
now dwell (except part devised to Reuben); also lot purchased of 
Joseph Plum, Samuel Baxter and Thomas Pond (at Sheriff's auction) 
and since said Joseph will have in his own right (from his mother) 
a tract on Cooper's Creek, I omit any further devise to him. Son, 
Reuben, tract whereon he dwells purchased of my cousin, Samuel 
Burrough; also part of land I hold by deed from my father, adjoin- 
ing lots lately sold by executors of Thomas Thorne, and the road 
lately laid out to the Church and my nephew Samuel Burrough, in- 
cluding all the lands in Bilrlihgton County, purchased of my brother, 
Samuel, Thomas Thorne, Thomas Stiles, Hugh Cowperthwaite, Joseph 
Plum; also a piece of meadow purchased of Thornas Morton, with 
the Grist Mill and other buildings. Any residue of real estate to 
said three sons equally. Executors — sons, William, Joseph ktxA 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 65 

Reuben. Witnesses— Stacy Matlack, Asa Matlack. William Roberts. 
Proved with no date given. 

1814. June 28. Inventory. $37,660.00; made by William Roberts 
Benjamin Cooper. Affirmed by executors July 16. [Year omitted 
from jurat but appraisers testify to inventory same day, 1814.J 

FiiG ^yoo XX. 

1815 Dec. 7. Burroughs, Benjamin, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co.. 
farmer- will of. "Revoking any will held by or in possession of 
Charles' Ford, my son-in-law". Wife. Phoebe, best horse, chair and 
harness, bed and bedding, 2 cows. To wife. son. Samuel, daughters 
Susan and Matilda, house and 8 acres on the road from Bottle HUl 
to Whippany, or if my daughters not mentioned in above should be- 
come destitute or want a home, they are to have one in the house 
where I now live, i.e.. Rachel. Polly. Phebe. Nancy and Lucinda; but 
they are not to have use of my house except they become widows 
for they are not to bring husbands with them. Son, Samuel. Z 
horses, wagon, plows, harrow, harness. 2 cows; also bed and bedding; 
also a tract of land called the Long Meadow (14 acres). My servant, 
Julius, to be comfortably maintained out of my estate. Servants, 
Jacob and Rose to my wife, Samuel and daughters. Susan, Phebe. 
Nancy and Matilda. Residue of estate to Samuel and daughters 
Mary Susan. Phebe. Nancy and Matilda. Share of Matilda to be held 
in trust by my widow and David Thompson until her marriage. 
Daughters, Susan and Matilda each to have a bed and bedding and 1 
cow. Executors— friends, John N. Cumming, David Thompson, Jr 
Azariah Carter. Having heretofore given to my son, Jacob, and 
daughters, Rachel and Lucinda. their portions they are omitted from 
this will. Witnesses — Clarissa Laboree. Thomas Cobb, Stephen J. 
Ogden. liled May 27. 1816. 

1817 4 30. ."Probate granted after trial of its validity". 

I8I7! July 12. Jurat of witness signed by Thomas Cobb. Clara R. 
Cobb, late Clarissa Laboree. „..,. ^,. 

1816 Oct 17. Inventory. $3,701.64; made by William Brivan. Elias 
Howell. Includes several names in accounts. Sworn to by Elijah 
Warde. Adm'r. pendente lite, Dec. 9, 1816. File 1633 N. 

1817 Dec. 2. Burroughs, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int Inventory $9,372.37; made by Stephen Titus, Israel Moore. In- 
cludes several names in accounts. Sworn to by Mary Burroughs. 
Joseph Howell. Adm'rs. Dec. 23. 1817. File 2860 J. 

1815 Mar. 28. Burrows, Waters, Sr., of New Providence, Essex Co.; 
will of Wife, Joanna, use of bed and bedding, chest of drawers, 
cupboard, little spinning wheel, brass kettle. 1 cow, large looking 
glass, table, set silver teaspoons, set cups and saucers, and such 
other household articles as she chooses. After her death, all of 
same to Fanny Jones. Wife also to have $160, use of room m house, 
in lieu of dower. Son. Waters, all real estate, house and barn, he 
paying $724.50; also my desk and book of Martyn, and V2 the looms 
and tackling. Son, James, other V2 of looms and tackling. Rest of 
moveable estate to be sold and proceeds divided equally among chil- 
dren- Stephen. James, David, Aaron, Hannah, Nancy, Mary, and 
Deborah Burrowes. Executors— Waters Burrows and wife. Joanna . 
Witnesses— Stephen Day. Betsey Day. Deborah H. Meeker. Proved 
Aug. 4. 1815. 



66 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOIvUTlONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, July 10. Inventory, $280.6214; made by Abner Stites, Stephen 
Day. File 10889 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 1. Burrows, Zebnlon, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife [unnamed], all estate for life, after debts are paid. 
After her death, said estate to be sold and money divided between 
children [unnamed]. Executors — son, Andrew and Uriel Titus. Wit- 
nesses — Peter and Joseph M. Phillips, John Fairly. Proved Feb. 28, 
1817. 

1817. Feb. 27. Inventory, $739.62; made by Uriel Titus, Joseph M. 
Phillips. File 2861 J. 

1807, Sept. 16. Bush, Ary, of New Barbadoes Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Helletie, use of real and personal estate during life. 
Son, Casparus, 2 acres woodland in Saddle River Twsp.; also lot of 
cleared land adjoining John Terhune, he paying to his sister, Sarah's 
children, $12.50 each, after they are 21. Son, Garret, rest of all 
estate, he paying $75 and also paying debts and expenses of burial 
for myself and his mother. Daughter, Annatia, cupboard, bed and 
bedding, cow, heifer, and if she marries, Garret is to provide her a 
set of cedar milk utensils such as I gave my daughter, Sarah Smith, 
when she married; also iron pots and trammels, tongs and shovel, a 
table and 6 silver teaspoons now used in my home. Executor — son. 
Garret. Witnesses — John Cutwater, John Vaniderstine, John Smith. 
Proved Apr. 8, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 17. Inventory, $735.25; made by James Van Winkle, 
John Vaniderstine. File 3696 B. 

1816, Aug. 31. Bush, David D., of Franklin, Bergen Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $536,771/2 1 made by Jacob G. Hopper, David I. Christie. In- 
cludes carpenter and wheelwright shop. Sworn to by Elizabeth 
Bush, Adm'x, Oct. 22, 1816. File 3697 B. 

1814, Mar. 16. Butcher, Jonathan, of Lower AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, $500 and residue. Daughter, Ruth 
Grier, $400. Daughter, Sarah Ann Butcher, $1,000; also 6 silver tea- 
spoons marked "S. A. B."; also the smallest of my 2 large family 
Bibles. Son, Gervas Butcher, all real estate, being the plantation 
whereon I live, and 20 acres of marsh on Bottle Neck bought of Wil- 
liam Savage; also 6 acres woodland bought of William Miller; also 
the largest Bible; also 1 large silver spoon marked "M. W." If Sarah 
Ann or Gervas should die before 21, the survivor to have the whole. 
Executrix — wife, Rachel. Witnesses — John Roman, Samuel Tharp, 
William Waddington. Proved Dec. 26, 1816, before T. Elmer, Surro- 
gate of Cumberland Co. File 1774 F. 

1813, , — . BnttervForth, Samuel, of Mount Holly, Northampton 

Twsp., Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Nancy, household goods as 
she chooses to keep house with and for the children, with provisions 
for 6 months and Vs of proceeds of sales. All real estate, including 
bre^w house and tan yard, to be sold; also rest of personal estate. 
A sum to be placed at interest, sufficient to pay $30 yearly to my 
brother, Joseph Butterworth, for life. At his death, entire sum to 
be divided between my wife and children as they become 18. Pur- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 67 

suant to my father's will, my sisters, Sarah and Lettice Butterworth, 
are to be provided with a sum sufficient for their firewood, while 
they are single, and they are to release their right to the land. 
Daughters, Mary, Abigal, Sarah and Kitty Butterworth, residue of 
my estate, equally, when they are 18, and this to include any other 
child I may have. The share of any child who might die before 18 
and without issue, to survivors; and if all children should so die, 
said estate (after my brother's share is given) to be divided between 
my wife and three sisters, Sarah, Lettice Butterworth and Elizabeth 
Prickett. Executors — wife, Nancy, .Joseph Budd, and Joseph Eayres 
Butterworth. Witnesses — Samuel Read, Jos. Hatkinson, Griffith 
Owen. 

, , — . Codicil. Last bequest is changed so that wife, 

Nancy, will have i^ of estate and three sisters to have other ly^ 
thereof. W^itnesses — William Brick, Joseph Hatkinson, David Bul- 
lock. Proved Oct. 25, 1814, when Ann Butterworth, Joseph E. Butter- 
worth, and Joseph Budd signed as Executors. 

1814, Oct. 24. Inventory, $2,064.66; made by David Bullock, Jos. 
Hatkinson. File 12705 C. 

1802, Dec. 25. Buzby, Amos, of Willingborough Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, all goods and household furniture she 
brought to me; also £500 out of sales of estate in lieu of dower, to 
assist her in maintenance of children. Daughter, Mary Middleton, 
£10. Daughters, Margaret Hilliard and Hannah Eaton, each £3. Son, 
Nickolas Buzby, £30, they having been heretofore provided for. 
Residue of estate, real and personal to be sold. Rest of money to be 
divided between sons, equally, Joseph, Hudson, Amos, John, William, 
George, Robert and Richard. Their mother, or guardian to have 
interest of shares of five youngest sons for their maintenance and 
education, and if any of the Ave shoiild die leaving no issue, his 
share to survivors thereof. Executors — sons, Joseph and Nickolas. 
Witnesses — Morgan Hollinshead, Hannah Shute, William Woolman. 
Proved June 14, 1815. 

1815, June 14. Inventory, $1,525.62; made by Amos Austin, William 
Woolman. Includes saw mill and lumber. File 12797 C. 

1815, Feb. 11. Buzby, Hannah, of Willingborough Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., widow of Thomas Buzby; will of. My son, John Haines, £5. 
My daughter, Ann Foster, wearing apparel; also use and profits of 
three lots near Moorestown for life, after which said three lots 
to her three sons, William, Samuel, and Charles Foster, or their 
survivors. Grandson, Samuel Haines, my desk and book case. 
Granddaughter, Hannah Foster, a bed and bedding, 6 silver table- 
spoons. Granddaughter, Mary Ann Foster, bed and bedding. Son, 
Ephraim Haines, clock and the money he owes me to be divided 
between his children [unnamed]. Rest of my furniture to grand- 
daughters, Lucy and Elizabeth Foster. The money due me from 
grandson, William Foster, to be equally divided between him and 
his two brothers, Samuel and Charles. Interest of residue of money 
to my daughter, Ann Foster, for life, after which to her daughters, 
or their survivors, equally. Executors — son, Ephraim Haines and 
grandson, William Foster, Jr. Witnesses — Samuel Woolman, Ann 
Pedrick, William Woolman. 

1815, Feb. 11. Approbation of said will signed by Thomas Buzby 
and witnessed by Samuel and William Woolman. Proved Dec. 26, 
1815. 



68 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815. Dec. 26. Inventory, $1,378,101/2; made by John H. Stokes, 
Benjamin Scattergood. File 12798 C. 

1816, June 6. Buz.by, Thomas, of Wellingborough Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Son, Thomas, 40 acres in that corner of my place 
where he now lives (taking in the Tankyard Spring, but excepting 
the Bark mill and vats which belong to my son, Isaac) ; also V2 the 
banked meadow, for life, after which it is to be divided equally be- 
tween his sons, Charles, Thomas, and William A. Buzby, or survivors. 
Son, Benjamin, 40 acres off easterly side of my place adjoining Wil- 
liam Griffith; also bed and bedding and wearing apparel. Son, Isaac, 
rest of my plantation where I live, other 14 of banked meadow, he 
paying a legacy of $120 to my daughter, Hannah (wife of Miles 
Foster). Also to said daughter, Hannah, case of high drawers, 
maple tea table, 6 silver teaspoons and all the pewter that was her 
mother's, 6 rush bottom chairs, 1 Windsor chair, coverlid and feather 
bed cover. Granddaughter, Hannah Foster, bed and bedding. Grand- 
daughter, Lydia Buzby, bed curtains. Grandson, Charles Buzby, (son 
of my son, Thomas), silver watch. Grandson, Thomas (son of same), 
my gun. Money from sale of my horse to son, Benjamin, and 
daughter, Hannah. Residue of personal estate to my son, Isaac, he 
paying my debts. Executors — son, Isaac and Granville Woolman. 
Witnesses — Seth Austin, Amos Austin, William Woolman. Proved 
Sept. 30, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 1. Inventory, $421.51; made by Amos Austin, Joseph 
White. File 12861 C. 

1815, Jan. 28. Biuiby, William, of Willingborough Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Inventory, $1,913.50; made by Samuel Willis, William 
Woolman. Sworn to by John Gummere, Joseph Buzby, Adm'rs, Jan. 
28, 1815. File 12799 C. 

1811, Oct. 31. Byard, David*, of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, use of all estate (after debts are paid), during 
widowhood. In case of her death or marriage before youngest child 
is of age, property to be sold and moneys arising therefrom to be at 
interest until youngest child is of age and then divided equally be- 
tween children [unnamed]. Executors — wife, Margaret, John Rn. 
Hicks, Garret W. Hopper. Witnesses — James Crouter, Margret 
Crouter*, William May. Proved Jan. 7, 1814, when John Rn. Hicks 
and Garret W. Hopper signed as Executors. 

1814, Jan. 6. Inventory, $116.79; made by John Young*, James 
Crouter. File 3623 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, June 1. Cabal, John, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $44.37; made by John Somers, Chalkley Haines. 
Sworn to by Joel Haines, Adm'r, May 4, 1816. File 3235 Q. 

1814, June 1. Cahill, Thomas, of Pompton Twsp., Bergen Co. Int. 
Inventory [apparently no estate] ; made by James P. Neblow, John 
Ridner. Sworn to by Thomas Cahill, Adm'r, June 14, 1814. 

File 3624 B. 

1800, Jan. 20. Cairns, Donglass*, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Geesje, use of all estate, real and personal, dur- 



CALENDAR OF WILIyS 1814-1817 69 

ing widowhood, after which to son, William, he paying debts and 
$1,250 to my daughter, Cornelia VanHorne, who is also to have the 
slave named Hannah. Executors — wife, Geesje and son, William. 
Witnesses — Peter Christie, Peter D. Haring, John Haring. Proved 
July 18, 1816, when William Cairns signed as Executor. 

1817, Oct. 20. Inventory, $1,369.00; made by (and sworn to by) 
William Cairns, Executor. File 3698 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Aug. 17. Cale, Daniel*, of Washington Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all estate, real and personal, while my widow. 
Daughters, Abigail Cale, Elizabeth Cale, Lucy Cale, each $2.68, and 
sons, Daniel Cale and William Cale, each $20 and son, Josiah, $2.68. 
After death or marriage of my wife, all estate to grandson, Watson 
Cale (son of Daniel and Rebecca Cale). Executrix — wife, Mary. 
Witnesses — Samuel Crowley, Sebastian Crowley, John Woolston. 
Proved Oct. 7, 1816. 

1816, Sept. 30. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Richard Sooy, 
Samuel Ford. File 12862 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 28. Callahan, John, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, $300. After debts are paid, residue to be used 
for maintenance and education of my children until they are 12, at 
which time said estate to be divided between them equally. Wife, 
Sarah, to be guardian of two youngest children, Samuel and Mary 
until they are 14. Executors — wife, Sarah, and friend, Joseph Lip- 
pincott. Witnesses — Margaret Bilderback, Vining Hill. Proved 
June 21, 1814, when Joseph Lippincott signed as surviving Executor. 

1814, June 23. Inventory, $1,642.00; made by Benjamin Tindall, 
Vining Hill. Includes a Bible. In accounts, Thomas Bradway, 
Samuel Armstrong. File 3052 Q. 

1815, Mar. 2. Cameron, Isabella*, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. The bed and bedding (given me by will of my brother, 
David Frazier), to my niece, Isabelle F. Farley (daughter of Mindert 
and Mary Farley), also 2 sets of tea ware, 6 cups and saucers of 
china. Queens ware, 6 silver teaspoons, 2 teapots, looking glass, 
brass candlesticks, Bible and mahogany stand. Niece, Sarah Ann 
Lawrence (daughter of Peter D. and Sarah Lawrence), 3 wine 
glasses, 3 tumblers, spinning wheel, chest, irons, tub and pail, bed 
and bedding, black silk petticoat. Sarah (daughter of Peter Laur- 
ence), a decanter, umbrella, quilts, black bonnet, black silk shawl, 
cloth cloak. Rest of wearing apparel to two nieces. Executor — . 
nephew, Mindert Farley. Witnesses — Thomas D. Jenkins, Eve Hoover*. 
Proved July 31, 1815. 

1815, July 26. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Flomerfelt, 
William Apgar. File 2722 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Nov. 7. Camp, Caleb, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Lydia, in addition to provisions made in our marriage agreement, 
$30 for mourning apparel, and interest of shares in Newark Bank 
during widowhood. Daughter, Patience (wife of Nehemiah Tunis), 
$750. Daughter, Mary (now Eaglefleld), $300. Son, Joseph Wheeler 
Camp, to have the place bought of Amos Roberts for $900. To 



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Nancy Wilson and Sarah Lane (daughters of my daughter, Mary), 
each $150. Sarah Johnson Baldwin (daughter of my dec'd son, 
David), $37.50, not to be subject to her husband, and to her daughter, 
Nancy Baldwin, $50 when 18. To Jabez (son of said Sarah), $75 when 
21; but if both of said children should die before age, said sums to 
grandson, Caleb (son of dec'd son, David). To David (son of my 
son, David), y^ of my saw mill that I hold with Moses Baker, he 
paying to his brother, Webster Camp, $100. Webster also to have 
$150 to be at interest until he is 21. To Caleb (eldest son of my 
son, David), 6 acres of meadow and the lot bought of heirs of David 
Tichenor. To David (son of said Caleb Camp), $100. Daughter, 
Betsey Trotter, $100, not to be subject to her husband's control. To 
Halsey Baldwin (son of daughter, Betsey), interest of $100 from 
time he is 14. Sister, Joanna Beach (widow of Elias Beach), $100. 
Residue to be divided between 3 children and the children of dec'd 
son, David (Fanny excepted). Executors — son, Joseph, friends, John 
Lindsley, Esq., Abraham Baldwin. Witnesses — William S. Penning- 
ton, James Tichenor, Jr., Stephen Ball. Proved Apr. 18, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 22. Inventory, $1,477.70; made by Josiah Baldwin, Joseph 
Bruen. Includes cooper's tools, 2 jointing benches. File 11037 G. 

1813, Mar. 29. Cnmp, David D., of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Prudence, $250; also all the goods she brought to me, in 
lieu of dower. 20 acres of land as bought of David Smalley on 
Second Mountain near Isaac Smalley's saw mill to be sold. Son, 
Isaac, for life, use and possession of land whereon he lives [descrip- 
tion given], and at his decease to his son, Elias. Rest of said home 
farm to be divided between 3 daughters, Mary, Sarah and Lucy, re- 
serving the 2 west rooms in the house on the lot herein set off to 
daughter, Sarah, for use of my daughter, Lucy, during her life; also 
a 12 acre woodlot to be so divided between 3 daughters. Executors — 
friends, Thomas Martin, Peter Vandeventer. Witnesses — Lewis 
Kelley, Benjamin D. Camp, Morris Webster. Proved July 2, 1816. 

1816, July 5. Inventory, $629.31; made by Jacob Vail, Morris Web- 
ster. Sworn to by Thomas Martin, surviving Executor, Apr. 16, 1818. 

File 10962 G. 

1807, Mar. 17. Camp, E^Iizabeth, of Essex Co., widow of Samuel 
Camp; will of. Nephew, Samuel Arnold, sale meadow at Pishing 
Creek, desk and $100. Niece, Sally Arnold, $112.50. Niece, Abby 
Arnold, bed and bedding, $62.50. Sister, Sally Arnold, $62.50 and 
riding chair. Residue of household goods to sister, Sally, and niece, 
Sally. Residue of estate to Society in Morris Co., Instituted for pro- 
motion of learning and religion, requesting that £65 be appropriated 
for use of missionaries. Executors — friends, John Dodd, Israel 
Crane. Witnesses — Elias Osborn, Matthias C. Lyon, Isaac Young. 
Proved June 15, 1814, when John Dodd signed as executor. 

1814, June 16. Inventory, $1,420.64; made by Jabez D. Kilburn, 
Stephen Jagger. File 10826 G. 

1813, Dec. e. Camp, Gideon D., of Essex Co., doctor; will of. All 
estate, real and personal to be sold and all proceeds divided between 
4 grandchildren, their issue, or survivors: John De Hart, %; Louisa 
De Hart %; Gideon De Hart, % and Juliet P. DeHart %, as they arrive 
to 21. John De Hart is to have a liberal education and study such 
profession as Executors think best calculated to promote his interest. 



CALENDAR O? WILLS — 1814-1817 7 1 

Executor— friend. Ralph Phillips, of Maidenhead, in Hunterdon Co. 
Witnesses— Fletcher M. Brooks. Lewis Terrill. Noah Frazee. 

1814, Feb. 23. The name of David S. Craig, of Rahway, Essex Co.. 
erased as an Executor. Witness — Moses Jaques. 

1816. Jan. 13. Statement of Jacob De Hart as to handwriting of 
testator, and of Moses Jaques, witness, whom he believes to be in a 
low state of health and unable to be moved and somewhat childish 
in consequence of age and disease. Proved June 3. 1816. when Ralph 
Phillips signed as Executor. 

1816, June 13. Inventory, $31,408.60; made by Jonathan Harrison^ 
Elias Wade. Includes very long list of names in accounts. 

File 10963 G-. 

1814, Mar. 29. Camp, James D., of Rahway Twsp.. Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory. $1,020,651/2; made by Jonathan Trembly. Isaac Stanberry. 
Includes carpenter's tools, loom and tackling. Sworn to by Elizabeth 
D. Camp*, Stephen D. Camp, Adm'rs. Mar. 30. 1814. File 10827 G. 

• Signed by mark. 

1812. Oct. 24. Camp, Lambert D., of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife. Phebe. residue of moveable estate, after debts 
are paid, and money from sale of lands to be divided equally between 
wife and four daughters. Sarah. Isabel. Mary and Margaret. Wife's 
share in full of her right of dower. Sum advanced to Mary to be a 
part of her share. Son. William D.. use and possession for life of 
all my farm whereon I now live (18 acres); also tract (22 acres) on 
north west side of highway in Essex Co.. opposite to my said home 
place, including 2 acres purchased of Marmaduke Hunt and 4 acres 
purchased of Job D. Camp and 14 acres purchased of Amos Skinner; 
also 6 acres adjoining same; also tract purchased of Isaiah Straw and 
meadow purchased of executors of William Glean; also meadow pur- 
chased of Elias Scudder in Elizabeth Town Rahway Meadows, near 
the old home farm of Taylor John Marsh; and at his death, all of 
same to be equally divided between his surviving sons as tenants in 
common. Son. Benjamin D., for life, use and possession of several 
lots purchased from Elias Scudder, Moses Jaques, Oliver Martin and 
Jonathan Jaques; also the other V2 of salt meadow and meadow pur- 
chased of Nathan Bunn; also woodland (being reserved for 20 years 
from lands devised to William) and after his death, same to his sur- 
viving sons as tenants in common. To two said sons, use of wood- 
land purchased of Henry Doty in Somerset County (18 acres) and 
after their death, to their sons, equally. Executors — friend, Isaac 
Laing. and my son, William D. Camp. Witnesses — Robert Shotwell, 
Nancy Kelly. Lewis Kelly. 

1813. May 11. Codicil. Lot bought of Lewis Kelly, adjoining my 
farm, to my son, William, he paying $250. Son, Benjamin, also to 
pay my estate. $100. Witnesses — Robert Shotwell. Nancy Baldwin. 
Lewis Kelly. Proved Apr. 25, 1814. 

1814. Apr. 19. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Van 
Deventer, John Ludlum. Includes Bible, Cooper's tools. File 10455 L. 

1807, May 28. Campbell, Bills, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Nancy, horse. 2 cows, household furniture during life, afterwards to 
my then living daughters [unnamed]; also the use of all other estate. 
real and personal until son. Joel, is 14. She is to maintain and edu- 
cate the three youngest children to read. When Joel is 14, all estate 



72 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

to be sold and proceeds divided to my cliildren as the law allows. 
To son, Ellis, part of my plantation, adjoining- Abraham Coryell (30 
acres), he paying $278. Executors — sons, Edward, Ellis, friend, 
David Kelly. Witnesses — Charles Toms, Isaac Bird, Jonas Bird. 
Proved Mar. 4, 1814, when Edward signs as acting Executor. 

1814, Mar. 3. Inventory |297.59; made by Charles Toms, Leff'd 
Waldron. File 1579 R. 

1814, Mar. 13. Campbell, John, of New Barbadoes Twsp., Bergen 
Co., doctor; will of. Wife, Jane, all estate, real and personal, after 
debts are paid. Executrix — wife, Jane. Witnesses — Robert Campbell, 
John Bertholf, Morris Earle. Proved June 19, 1815. 

1815, , — . Inventory, $1,173.25; made by Peter L. Van Beuren, 

Herbert De Wolf. Includes furniture "in the bar room". 

File 3663 B. 

1814, May 13. Campbell, John P., of Bloomfleld Twsp., Essex Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Joseph Munn, John G. Baldwin. 
Includes turning lathe and tools, 3 work benches and wheel, 1 un- 
finished wagon, axles, timber and planks. Sworn to by Mathias 
Smith, Adm'r, Sept. 20, 1815. File 10890 G. 

1817, Sept. 22. Campbell, Peter, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $70.05; made by Jonathan Shaw, Sr., Henry Socwell. 
Sworn to by Elizabeth Campbell*, Adm'x, Sept. 23, 1817. Includes 7 
receipts — one signed by Eli D. Bateman "for making coffin for Peter 
Campbell". File 1817 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 13. Carfrey, George, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $518.23; made by John Pursel, William Hiner. 
Sworn to by William Carfrey, Adm'r, May 14, 1814. File 2645 J. 

1815, July 7. Carle, Jacob, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Residue of moveable estate, after debts are paid, to 3 sisters, Anne, 
Sally and Lydia Carle. Said Anne to have use of east part of house 
where I live and other privileges while unmarried, and at her death 
same privilege to my brother, Daniel. Anne also to have $1,500. 
To said Sally and Lydia, each $250. To said brother, Daniel, all real 
estate in counties of Morris and Somerset, he paying the legacies. 
If either of sisters or brother should die before me, survivors to 
share estate equally. Executors — sister, Anne Carle, Benjamin Lud- 
low. Witnesses — James Boylan, John Williams, Ludlow Squier. 
Proved Feb. 17, 1817, when Ann Carle signed as Executrix. 

1817, Jan. 31. Inventory, $2,983.83; made by John Williams, Solo- 
mon Boyle. Includes share in Baskingridge Library Co. and a few 
names in accounts. File 1675 N. 

1805, Sept. 30. Carle, Jonas, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Three daughters, Anne, Sarah and Lydia Carle, each, $175. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Vail, $80 over what she has had since her marriage. 
Moveable estate to be sold and proceeds divided equally between 
three daughters, Anne, Sarah and Lydia, and 2 sons, Jacob and 
Daniel. Son, Jacob, that part of my lands in Morris and Somerset 
Co (being part of farm whereon I live), adjoining Ellas Coryell, Lud- 
low Squire, David Coryell, David Kirkpatrick, and adjoining Benjamin 



CALENDAR OF WIIvIvS 1814-1817 73 

Smalley, Alexander Kirkpatrick, in Somerset Co. Son, Daniel, residue 
of lands lying in both counties as aforesaid. If either should die 
before me, leaving- no issue, his share to survivor. Executors — son, 
Jacob Carle, Stephen Cooper, Benjamin Ludlow, and if I should die 
before youngest daughter is 18, they are to be g-uardians of her per- 
son and estate. Witnesses — John Williams, Robert Bayle, William 
Bayle, Jr. Proved Apr. 5, 1815, when Jacob Carle and Benjamin 
Ludlow sig-ned as Executors. File 1582 N. 

1815, Dec. 4. Carllle, Isaac, E^sq., of New Mills, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $291.00; made by Samuel Jones, William Horner. Sworn to 
by Levi Budd, Adm'r, Dec. 5, 1815. File 12800 C. 

1817, Sept. 29. Carlis, George, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $13.75; made by John Wright, Michael Earl. 
Affirmed by Mary Curliss, Adm'x, Nov. 4, 1817. File 12919 C. 

1817, Aug. 19. Carlisle, John, of Chester Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, §300; all household goods, live stock, farming utensils, 
and rents, for maintenance and education of my children; the negro 
man named Charles for 5 years, after which he is to be free; also 
use and possession of house and farm whereon I live and woodland 
back of the hill, being land inherited from my father. Real estate 
in Roxbury Twsp., to be sold and debts paid thereout. Sons, Robert, 
Thomas Mulford Carlisle and John D. Gardner Carlisle, all the in- 
herited lands equally but not to have possession until Thomas and 
John are 21. Sons to go to school until 16 and then to a trade. The 
Talmadge lot on the Mountain and the Talmadge lot in village of 
Flanders, the lot bought of Charles Henry and now in tenure of 
Samuel Grandine; also lot bought of said Henry (in front the Tavern 
House door), lot lying above vs^here Jonathan Nichols now dwells; 
house and lot bought of Nathan Fredwell; also lands bought of 
Jacob Hoppock, all to be sold. Daughters, Sally, Eliza, Catharine, 
Nancy and Marietta, each a V5 part of residue of money from sales 
of real estate, as they are 18. Executors — wife, Mary, William Wood- 
hull, Jr. Witnesses — Joseph Hedges, Elias Howell, Caty Miller. 
Proved Sept. 24, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 9. Inventory, $1,758.00; made by Elias Howell, Joseph 
Coleman. Pile 1676 N. 

1814, Mar. 25. Carll, Jesse, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp.; will 
of. Two daughters, Sarah and Lydia Carll, upper end of plantation 
on which I live, to be divided by a line [as described]. Lydia also 
a woodlot of 13 acres, bought of Kent Allin and $200. Daughter, 
Sarah, also to have $1,000. Son, William, residue of plantation; 18 
acres of marsh, between bank and Alloways Creek; 60 acres salt 
marsh between Satters and Hope Creeks; also the salt marsh that 
Edward Hancock bought of Clement Padgett. To two daughters, 
Rebecca and Elizabeth Carll, my plantation on Stoe Neck, giver, me 
by will of my father, Jesse Carll; also 25 acres of marsh adjoining 
Job Ware; also to Rebecca $100. Residue of estate to said two 
daughters equally. They are to give quit claims for their mother's 
right to the plantation on vhich I live. Jonathan Hildreth to be 
guardian of my daughter, Lydia. George Grler to be guardian of 
my daughter, Sarah. William Waddington to be guardian of daugh- 
ters, Rebecca and Elizabeth, and son, William. Said guardians to 



74 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOIvUTlONARY DOCUMENTS 

deliver estate to said children as girls become 17 and when son is 
20. Executor — William Waddington. Witnesses — Samuel Patrick, 
Hannah Patrick, Grace Keasbeys. Proved Apr. 5, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 7. Inventory, $3,806.96; made by Anthony Nelson, Daby- 
more Harris. File 3182 Q. 

1814, Apr. 11. Carman, Henry, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $123.59; made by David Lupton, Dan. Simkens. 
Sworn to by Deborah S. Carman, Apr. 18, 1814. File 1667 F. 

1815, Feb. 15. Carney, John. Int. Inventory, $156.00; made by 
Philip Curriden, Thomas Summerell. Includes debts due from 
Laurence Hoffman. Sworn to by Catharine Carney*, Adm'x, Apr. 27, 
1815, before Dan'l Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. File 3244 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, June 20. Carpenter, Edward, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $12,829.37; made by Matthew Gill, Biddle Reeves. 
Includes "money and personal property in hands of the surviving 
partner, Peter Wikoff". Aflirmed by Thomas Carpenter, one of 
Adm'rs, June 21, 1814. File 2984 H. 

1814, Feb. 2. Carr, Isaac, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, $2,000, 2 beds and bedding, 6 chairs, bureau, kitchen 
furniture, 2 tables, chairs; also the white house and lot in Garden 
Street now in tenure of Gamaliel Bailey, during widowhood; also 
maintenance for herself and children, who are all to live with her 
for one year after my death. Daughter, Sarah, bed and bedding, 
table, bureau, 6 chairs. Daughter, Jane, bed and bedding, bureau, 
table and 6 chairs. Son, Isaac, my best silver watch. Sister, Mary 
(wife of Barzillai Scott), $15, also the house and lot where she now 
lives on Water Street, for life. To wife and two daughters, the 
carpeting and table linens now making. Residue of all estate to be 
sold and proceeds therefrom to be divided into seven parts, of which 
^ to each of sons, Isaac and Henry R., and V? to each of daughters, 
Sarah, Jane, and Hannah, all to be at interest until daughters are 
18 and sons are 21. At death of my wife and sister, the houses and 
lots as devised to them, to be sold and proceeds divided between my 
children as above directed. Executors — brother, Samuel Carr, friend. 
Job Bishop. Witnesses — Sarah Haines, Caleb Clothier, John Neale. 
Proved Feb. 11, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 18. Inventory, $6,116.25; made by Joel Reeves, D. Bul- 
lock. Includes the schooner "Favorite", ship plank, and V2 the 
sloop, "Black Duck". File 12706 C. 

1817, Nov. 6. Carrol, Daniel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $904.00; made by James Jones, Jonas Thatcher. Sworn to 
by Cornelius Lake, Adm'r, Nov. 8, 1817. File 2862 J. 

1815, Apr. 4. Carter, Benjamin, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $633.28; made by David Smith, Asa Engle. Sworn 
to by Benjamin Carter, Reuben Woolman, Adm'rs, Oct. 7, 1815. 

File 3202 Q. 

, , — . Carter, Caty*, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will 

of. To Congregation of Pompton Plains. % of all real and personal 
estate. To Congregation of Faerfeel Dutch Church the other % 
thereof. Executors — Jacob I. Van Ness, Jacob P. Van Ness. Wit- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 75 

nesses— Jacob P.. and Hannah Van Ness, Anna Maria Davis. Nota- 
tion on reverse: "Proved May 5, 1817 and Administration granted, 
C.T.A. Disposition of Administration on the bond." File 1679 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Dec. 17. Carter [McCartyl, Elizabeth*, of Waterford Twsp.. 
Gloucester Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Dydia Holmes, wearing 
apparel, case of drawers, 6 pewter plates. Real estate to be sold, 
debts paid. To 3 children of my son, Samuel, dec'd, i.e., John, Amos, 
and William, each £10. Residue to grandson, Samuel Norton Luallen 
and granddaughter. Hannah Crispin. Executor— John Clement, Esq. 
Witnesses— Thomas Redman, John Kinsey, Joseph Middleton. Proved 
Dec. 23, 1814. ^ ^ ^^.^^, ^ 

1814 Dec. 27. Inventory, $248.85; made by Joseph Middleton, 
Josiah Atkinson. Testator "late of Newton Twsp." Includes ac- 
counts of William Holmes for cash received by his wife, Lydia, 
being an annual legacy bequeathed by Ann Eastlack and paid to 
Lydia by a Mr. Hymen of Phila., executor of said Eastlack. 

File 2985 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Mar. 26. Carter, John, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $187,011/3; made by Jonas Cattell, David Ward. In- 
cludes a few names in accounts. Sworn to by James Davis, Adm'r. 
Mar. 26, 1817. File 3126 H. 

1814, June 7. Carter, Samuel, of Greenwich Twsp.. Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $99.67; made by Ephraim Bee, Jr., John Driver. Lists 
two items only: account against John Driver, and account against 
estate of Thomas Taber, dec'd. Affirmed by Thomas Bee, Adm'r, 
June 22. 1814. F"« 2986 H. 

1817, Sept. 24. Cary, Lewis*, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Isabella, Vs of all estate in lieu of dower. Two children, Jacob Cary 
and Jane Drake, by my first wife, each $100. Son, Joseph, the place 
that John Smith once owned, where he now lives, for life and then 
to his children; also $200. Sons, Able, Lewis, Aaron, John, each $200 
and sons, Ezra, Daniel, George, and daughters, Matha Cary, Nancy 
Cary, Lewrany Cary, and Eliza Cary, residue of all estate, real and 
personal. Executors— Wife, Isabella*, son. Aaron. Witnesses— Paul 
Drake Nathan Burnet, Luke Kinney. Proved Nov. 10, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 13. Inventory, $2,119.96; made by William Monro, Paul 
Drake. A few names in accounts. File 1678 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 12. Case, Samuel, of Essex Co. Int. Inventory [not 
totaled]; made by Jonathan Young, John Hawthorn. Sworn to by 
Squier Harris, Adm'r, June 21, 1816. 10964 G. 

1814, Sept. 22. Caseday, James, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.- w'ill of. Wife, Charity, $40; also interest of $600, all in lieu of 
dower. Rest of estate, real and personal, to be sold and proceeds 
(together with principal sum given to wife), to children [unnamed], 
or their heirs, equally, grandchildren having the share of their 
mother or father. Executors — son, James, and Isaac Pine. "Wit- 
nesses—John Grinslade, Jacob Kier. Jr., Mary Kirby*. Proved [no 
date]. Jurat of witnesses, Nov. 9, 1816. 



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1816, Oct. 19. Inventory, $897.30; made by Enoch Allen, Josiah 
Moore. File 3078 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Jan. 16. Casler, Peter, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $431.00; made by Joseph Combs, William Cownhoven. 
Sworn to by Aaron Davis, Adm'r, Jan. 19, 1816. File 9173 M. 

1814, Oct. 14. Casparson, Tobias*, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. House and 2 acres where Samuel Flanagan lives to be 
sold and proceeds divided equally between six children. Thorn, Tobias, 
William, Jain, Kitty and Mary "if she should ever return" and if 
she does not return, her share to first five children, as named. 
Daughter, Sarah, remainder of land between abovesaid lot and the 
new road, for taking care of me while I may live. Son, Charles, 
land on north side of new road adjoining Samuel P. Paul, Michael 
Loudenslager and Joseph Myers. Any residue to 8 children equally. 
Executor — friend, Samuel P. Paul. Witnesses — Samuel Flanigan, 
John Stewart, Mary Flanigan. Proved Jan. 7, 1815. 

1814, Oct. 27. Inventory, $192,071.^; made by John Collis, Henry 
Myres. File 3032 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Oct. 14. Castner, John J., of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by James Todd, Thomas 
Auten. Includes "bonds & notes @ $1,163.58", Light Horse cap and 
coat. Sworn to by Henry Tunison, John J. Todd, acting Adm'rs, 
Apr. 8, 1816. File 1670 R. 

1815, Feb. 1. Chadwick, Mablon T., of Hardwick, Sussex Co., doctor. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Jonathan Hill, Elijah Everitt. 
Includes medical books, case surgical instruments, medicines, 1 
tourniquet. Sworn to by Reuben Chadwick, Adm'r, Feb. 1, 1815. 

File 1612 S. 

1816, Mar. 5. Chadwick, William, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co. Int. Inventory, $256.15i/2; made by Joseph White, Isaac Hance. 
Includes amount due from sloop, "Fox" and owners. Sworn to by 
Esek White, Adm'r. Mar. 7, 1816. File 9241 M. 

1816, Feb. 21. Chamberlain, Henry. Int. Inventory, $215.12; made 
by John Williams, Henry Brinley. Includes shoe maker's bench and 
tools, leathers. Sworn to by William Brinley, Adm'r, Feb. 28, 1816, 
before J. Phillips, Surrogate of Monmouth Co. File 9174 M. 

1816, Dec. 3. Chamberlin, Benjamin. Int. Inventory, $960.18; made 
by William Corwin, Jr., Henry C. Kelsey. Includes lot of shoemaker's 
tools. Sworn to by Jacob and Elias Chamberlin, Adm'rs, Feb. 18, 
1817, before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. File 1583 S. 

1810, Mar. 1. Chamberlin, Hannah*, relict of Henry Chamberlin, 
of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will of. Daughter, Sarah, all 
residue of estate after debts are paid. Executor — friend, David 
Chamberlin. Witnesses — Israel Baldwin, Abner Hunt, Wilson Hunt. 
Proved June 28, 1815. 

1815, June 27. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Richard Hunt, 
Asher Atchley. File 2723 J. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1815, Oct. 31. Chaniberlin, Joseph, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, use of 2 rooms in dwelling house and other 
household privileges; furniture as she chooses for rooms and mainte- 
nance for her family; 1 cow and a convenient mode of riding when 
and where she chooses; also £300 to be paid at intervals during 
widowhood, all in lieu of dower. Granddaughter, Mary Chamberlin 
(daughter of my son, David), £50 in right of her father's share. 
Rest of personal estate to be divided to my children, or their heirs, 
except my sons, David and Joseph, and daughter, Zilpha, to each of 
whom I give $25 as their full share. Son, William, to possess the 
100 acres on which I now live during life or widowhood of my wife; 
but if he refuses such, then she is to choose whom she will to 
possess said farm. At death or marriage of said wife, the farm to 
my son, William, the ancient mansion house and buildings to be in- 
cluded therein; also 10 acres adjoining Noakes land, for which he 
is to pay £500. Rest of real estate to be sold and proceeds to 4 sons, 
John, Clayton, Lewis and Jesse. Executors — 2 sons, John and Wil- 
liam, and son-in-law, John Thomson. Witnesses — Jno. Forman, 
Peter Tomson, Mary Ann Forman. Proved Apr. 21, 1816, when John 
and William Chamberlin signed as executors. 

1816, Apr. 26. Inventory, $5,178.22; made by Henry Rockafellar, 
John Bloom. File 2792 J. 

1813, July 18. Chamberlin, Lovis, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $6,248.54 1^; made by Derick Sutphin, Jacob 
Schenck. Includes grains "on the old farm", and several names in 
accounts. Sworn to by Alpheus Chamberlin, David Manners, Jan. 
4. 1814. File 2646 J. 

1814, July 9. Chambers, Adam, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $72.00; made by James Hill, John Hoff. Sworn to by 
Sarah Chambers*, Adm'x, July 12, 1814. File 2647 J. 

* Signed Dy mark. 

1817, Feb. 27. Champion, Joseph, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Charles, the horse called Commodore and the mare 
colt named Deanna. Son, John, the horse named President. Son, 
Richard, the horse named Peacock. Rest of real and personal estate 
to be sold. Proceeds to 9 children equally, i.e., Samuel C, Mary 
Morgan, William, Joseph, Jr., Benjamin, Charles, John, Rachel, 
Richard Champion. Sums advanced to children to be part of their 
shares. Executors — 3 sons, William, Joseph and Charles. Wit- 
nesses — Nathaniel Barton, Bowman Hendry, John Clement. Proved 
Mar. 19, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 18. Inventory, $3,187.99; made by Nathaniel Barton, 
Isaac Cooper. File 3127 H. 

1814, Sept. 21. Champneys, Benjamin, of Bridge Town, Cumber- 
land Co., doctor. Int. Inventory, $4,716.89^^; made by Smith Bowen, 
James Hood. Sworn to by William Potter, Adm'r, Sept. 22, 1814. 

File 1668 F. 

1817, July ,30. Chandler, Abner, of Elizabeth Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $6,232.30; made by Obadiah Lyon, Daniel Bosworth. Sworn 
to by Abby Chandler, David Lyon, Adm'rs, July 30, 1817. 

File 11038 G. 



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1807, Nov. — . Chandler, Phebe, of Burlington City, and Co.; will of. 
Sister, Margaret (wife of William Smith), my silver pint can and 
such wearing apparel as she chooses; and she, being well provided 
for is not left more herein. Nephew, Isaac Chandler (son of Swithen), 
$20. To Chandler Darlington (son of Abraham and Susanna), $20. 
To Spence (son of my late brother, Isaac Chandler), my half pint 
silver can, marked "M T". Niece, Mary Davis (daughter of Benja- 
min Davis by his wife, Hannah, my late sister), $150, and furniture 
in my room. Residue of clothing to sister-in-law, Esther Chandler, 
Mary Davis, and my nieces (daughters of my brother, Isaac). Esther 
Chandler also, $20. Susanna Darlington, my silver pepper box 
marked "M T" and silver pap spoon marked "P C" and two silver 
tablespoons. Niece, Phebe Chandler, 6 silver teaspoons, tea tongs, 
silver cream jug, 2 silver tablespoons. To Ann (wife of George 
Smith), 2 other tablespoons. My china and glass ware to Phebe and 
Margaret Chandler. To Charles, Joseph, Samuel, Isaac, and Thomas 
Lloyd Norris (sons of Joseph Parker Norris), and to Abraham and 
Algernon (sons of D. Logan), to each a pair of gold sleeve buttons 
"handsomely cyphered". To the orphan children of my nephew, 
Joshua Chandler, i.e., John, Sarah, and Edith, each, $20. Residue, 
after debts are paid, (and $20 to Isaac, son of George and Ann 
Smith), to be divided between Ann Smith, and my nieces, Phebe, 
Hannah and Margaret Chandler. To friend, Martha M. Moore, at 
whose house I now live, my gold sleeve buttons for her kindness 
and love. Executors — sister, Margaret Smith, and friend, Joseph 
Parker Norris, of Philadelphia. Witnesses — Milcah Moore, Joseph 
Parker Norris. Proved May 9, 1814. 

1814, May 9. Inventory, $175.08; made by William Ridgway, Row- 
land Jones. Pile 12707 C. 

1814, Jan. 19. Chard, Benjaniine, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $69.80; made by Jonathan Shaw, Reuben Chees- 
man. Sworn to by Jonathan Socwell, Adm'r, Jan. 29, 1814. 

File 1669 P. 

1817, Jan. 22. Chard, Job, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $55.93%; made by Jonathan Socwell, Henry Socwell. In- 
cludes surveying instruments. Sworn to by Thomas Kimsey, Adm'r, 
Feb. 11, 1817. File 1818 F. 

1817, Mar. 1. Chard, William, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Elizabeth Taylor, % of personal estate after 
debts are paid; also V4, of real estate for life and then to her chil- 
dren; but if no children, then to surviving grandchildren. Two 
grandchildren, Charlotte and Elizabeth (Betsey) Kimsey, 14 of 
personal and real estate, or their survivor, or children. To 5 grand- 
children, William Johnson Chard, John Wesley Chard, Elizabeth 
Chard, Ruth and Maryann Chard, V2 of personal and real estate, or 
their survivors, or children. To my faithful "daughter-in-law", 
Rebecca Kimsey, $50 for her kindness to me. Michael Swing, Jona- 
than Socwell, Stephen Willis, Esq., to make division of real estate. 
Edmund Sheppard to be guardian of all grandchildren. Executors — 
daughter, Elizabeth Taylor, friend, Edmund Sheppard. Witnesses — 
Marthe Clark, John Webb, Zaccheus Joslin. Proved Apr. 17, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 15. Inventory, $2,976.27%; made by Jonathan Shaw, 
Jonathan Socwell. Includes cords of wood "on the Grave Yard 
Landing". 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 79 

1824, Feb. 16. Accounts of Edmund Sheppard, Acting Executor. 

, , — . Report of division of real estate by commissioners. 

Names Elizabeth Taylor (daughter of dec'd), Elizabeth Lore (late 
Chard), Ruth Chard, William Johnson Chard, Mary Ann Chard, John 
Wesley Chard (heirs, or children of Joab Chard), and Charlotte 
Kimsey, Betsey Kimsey (children of Thomas Kimsey and Charlotte 
Kimsey, late Chard, dec'd). Last named five are minors under 21. 
Lands adjoin Peter Camble, Ephraim Smith, Delaware Bay, Norton 
O. Lawrence, Nathan Henderson, Isaac Garrison, Benjamin Williams, 
Wesley Budd, John Arnolds, William Moore estate. Sugar Hill, 
Isaac Harris, Jonathan Bateman, Joseph Daniels. Includes parts of 
tracts known as: Bear Swamp, Grubby Neck, Brag place, Yates Place. 

"Mary Ann Chard especially to have profits of lots No. 25 and 26 
in the village of Sugar Hill, from and after the natural life (or 
death) of Hannah Nixon and Theodocia Chard". File 1819 F. 

[There are 20 pages of description of these lands and separate 
drawings of each division. Compiler's note.] 

1816, June 3. Chattin, James, of Great Egg Harbour, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $31.87i/^; made by Abraham Albertson, Richard 
Morias. Sworn to by Letticia Chatten*, Adm'x, Oct. 4, 1817. 

File 3128 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Aus. 2. Cheeseman, Benjamin*, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem 
Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Tamar, all tract of land on which I live, 
for life; household goods as she chooses, after debts are paid. 
Sister, Elizabeth Cheeseman, $25. Nephew, Joseph Riley (son of 
Naomi Riley), tract bought of Samuel Morgan (being part of the 
Dindlespike tract) ; also the land as given to my wife, after her 
death. Executor — friend and neighbor, Jeremiah Wood. Witnesses — 
Isaac Henessey, Nathan Evans, Henry Richman. Proved Jan. 12, 
1814. 

1813, Sept. 11. Inventory, $460.83; made by Henry Richman, 
Nathan Evans. File 3185 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Nov. 26. Cheesman, E}lizabeth, of Woodstown, Pilesgrove 
Twsp., Salem Co., single woman; will of. Nephew, Joseph Riley 
(son of my sister, Naomi Riley), $100. Niece, Hannah (daughter of 
my brother, Thomas Cheesman), bed and bedding, large Bible, and 
$20. Niece, Sarah (daughter of same), best bed quilt, bureau, $20, 
all wearing apparel, except my best bonnet which I give to my 
sister, Naomi. Any residue to nephew, Joseph Riley, he paying all 
debts. Executor — friend, Joshua Barnes, of Woodstown. Wit- 
nesses — John Nixon, William Adams. Proved Feb. 13, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 11. Inventory, $327.75; made by Joseph Davis, William 
Adams. File 3163 Q. 

1808, Sept. 27. Chew, David*, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, in lieu of dower, $600; also $120 and 8 cords 
of wood annually for life to be paid and given her by 4 sons; also 
room in the house given to my son, Stille Chew. Eldest son, Jeffrey, 
the plantation of 135 acres whereon he now lives, it being the lower 
farm on Great Mantua Creek, which my father purchased of George 
Cozens. Son, Samuel, the plantation of 85 acres whereon he lives. 



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which my father purchased of Samuel Moffett; also 5 acres of 
meadow. Son, Stille, the plantation of 300 acres whereon he lives, 
which my father purchased of Constantino Wilkins and the Widow 
Chew; also my walnut desk. Son, Jonathan, the plantation of 110 
acres where Jonathan Hendrickson lives. To Elizabeth Hendrick- 
son, $100. To Jonathan Hendrickson, $50. Interest of $100 for 
maintenance of the fence around grave yard and the graves therein 
on the farm whereon I now live. Residue of real estate and per- 
sonal property not herein devised to be sold. Debts to be paid. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, John Rambo, and in case of his death, I appoint my 
son, Stille Chew. Witnesses — Martha Inskeep, Samuel Inslvcep, 
Samuel Stephens. Not proved. 

1816, Apr. 1. Inventory, $1,311,591/2; made by Joshua Lord, Joseph 
Hinchman, William White, Jr., Clerk. Sworn to by John Rambo, 
Adm'r, pendente lite, Aug. 22, 1816. Pile 3033 H. 

1814, Map. 39. Chew, Richard, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,268.86; with additional sum of "debts considered des- 
perate", $371.56; made by Peter Cheesman, David B. Morgan. Sworn 
to by Richard Chew and affirmed by Isaac Woodrow, Adm'rs, Apr. 4, 
1814. File 2987 H. 

1816, Apr. 15. Chips, John, of Chester Twsp., Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $222.40; made by Daniel Horton, Christopher Baker. Sworn 
to by Joseph li. Chips, Adm'r., Oct. 12, 1816. File 1634 N. 

1816, Aug. 1. Christie, James, of Hackensack, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Maria, $300 in lieu of dower; also all she brought at our mar- 
riage. Son, William, plantation whereon he now lives (formerly 
property of Walter Parsel), containing 145 acres, he paying to my 
son, Peter, $750 and to my daughters, Margaret, Lena, Maria, and 
Jamima, each, $300 and to my grandchildren, Maria and James Dey, 
each $150. Son, John, the land adjoining above as bought of Daniel 
Haring and Cornelivis Vandervoort containing 72 acres, he paying to 
my son, Peter, $2,000 and to aforesaid daughters, each $400 and to 
said grandchildren, each $200. Son, David, plantation where I now 
dwell containing 40 acres, he making payments to above said 
legatees. Either or both of my younger daughters to have outset 
equal to the others. Son, William, also to have one of my pews in 
the Church and % of the brewery. The other pew to all my children. 
Residue to said legatees equally. Executors — sons, William, John 
and David. Witnesses — Anne Haring, Mary and John D. Haring. 

1817, Apr. 10. Codicil. Son, William, to have the old wench, Ginn 
and the young one named Marr. Daughter, Polly, to have $75 out 
of personal estate. Witnesses — Cornelius , C. Demarest, John D. 
Haring. Proved July 8, 1817. 

1817, July 8. Inventory, $2,740.38; made by John D. Haring, John 
D. Durie. File 3726 B. 

1815, Aug. 26. Christie, John ■W\, of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Annatje, residue of estate, real and personal, 
during widowhood, in lieu of dower. Two sons, William and John, 
(because they have no trades), $375 and to John, $50 extra (having 
given that sum to William). All real estate to my eleven children, 
4 sons, William, Jacob, John and George, and 7 daughters, Catalyntje, 
Antje, Agnietje, Annaatje, Maria, Jacomyntje and Sophia, the sons 



CALENDAR OF \VII.LS 1814-1817 81 

having two shares each to the daughters' one share each. Personal 
estate to be divided equally between them. Wife is to give son, 
George, a complete set of blacksmith tools when his apprenticeship 
is completed; and to daughters, Maria, Jacomyntje and Sophia, an 
outset. Executors — wife, Annatje*, and sons, William, Jacob, and 
John. Witnesses — Solomon Farligh, Jacob Outwater, Isaac V. D. B. 
Fraeligh. Proved Oct. 10, 1815. 

1815, Oct. 9. Inventory, $2,036.00; made by Sebe Brinckerhoff. 
James Christie. File 3664 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 20. Chri.stopher, Jesse, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Marcey, $200, a bed and bedding, bureau, and 
horse, all in lieu of dower. Daughter, Charity Davison, $500. Grand- 
children, Hester Scudder, Charity and Jesse Scudder, each $166.66 
when of lawful age. Son, Charles, all residue of estate, real and 
personal, he maintaining his mother during widowhood and paying 
$50 to my black boy named Bzekiel in 6 years, and he is to maintain 
all the blacks that lawfully belong to the estate. Executor — -son, 
Charles H. Christopher. Witnesses — Caleb Shreve, James White, 
Gideon R. Corwine. Proved Feb. 7, 1816. 

1816, Jan. 31. Inventory, $6,525.61; made by Caleb Shreve, Joseph 
Peirson. File 2793 J. 

1815, Dec. 19. Christopher, John, of Hilsborough Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $373.63; made by Hendrick Willson, Martin 
Schenck. Sworn to by Joseph Christopher, Thomas Christopher, 
Adm'rs, Jan. 3, 1816. File 1671 R. 

1814, Dec. 29. Clark, Abram, of Westfleld Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $672.72; made by Sylvenus Peirson, Samuel Downer. In- 
cludes carpenter tools. Sworn to by Silvanus Peirson, Jr., Adm'r, 
Apr. 17, 1815. File 10891 G. 

1814, Sept. 30. Clark, Alexander, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Money due me to be collected and debts paid. Income from 
rents, or profits of my real estate for maintenance of my children 
[unnamed]. Real estate to be sold, if and as necessary, for that 
purpose. Residue to be divided between children when 21. Said 
children to be under care of my beloved aunt, Ruth Freeman and my 
sister, Anna South. Executors — friend, David Gordon, Henry Free- 
man, Ruth Freeman. Witnesses — Ann South, Elizabeth Bedle*, Mary 
fenider. Proved Oct. 15, 1814. File 9087 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Apr. 23. Clark, Arthur, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, 1/3 of all estate. To my children, James, John, 
Elizabeth Clark, and Sarah Clark, each $2. To children, Thomas 
Dowdney Clark, Arthur, Uriah and Nickolas Dowdney Clark, all rest 
of estate equally. Henry Dowdney to be guardian of 4 younger 
children. Executor — brother-in-law, Henry Dowdney. Witnesses — 
Charles J. Woodruff, Sarah Cornwell*, Charles Clark. Proved July 
8, 1817. 

1817, July 11. Inventory, $663.83; made by John Harris, George 
Howell. File 1820 F. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1814, Mar. 21. Clark, Benjamin, of North Brunswick Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co. Int. Inventory, $3,723.54; made by David Voorhees, James 
Richmand. Includes a bond payable at death of Elizabeth Clark, 
mother of dec'd. Sworn to by Mary Clark and Joab Saxton, Adm'rs, 
Mar. 22, 1814. Pile 10456 L. 

1816, Mar. 27. Clark, Christine, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Daughters who survive me, wearing- apparel and books. 
Rest of estate to all sons and daughters [unnamed] who survive me, 
and my granddaughter, Lydia Ridgway, when 18. Executor — son, 
Joseph V. Clark. Witnesses — George Clark, Elizabeth Loudenslager, 
John Star*. Proved Jan. 29, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 27. Inventory, $1,667.82; made by Fredrick Hannold, 
David Hendrickson. File 3129 H. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, May 23. Clark, Elizabeth*, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.: 
will of. Daughter, Sarah Howell (wife of Daniel G. Howell), all 
estate, real and personal, except my bed and bedding which I give to 
granddaughter, Betsey Howell, and if said daughter, Sarah, should 
die before me, said estate to her children equally. Executor — son- 
in-law, Daniel G. Howell. Witnesses — John Hunt, John Carpenter, 
Henry Simmins, Jr. Proved June 10, 1815. 

1815, June 9. Inventory, $226.47; made by John H. Hart, Henry 
Simmins. File 2724 J. 

♦ Signed by mark. 

1817, Apr. 8. Clark, Hannah, of Elizabeth Twsp., Essex Co.: will of. 
Two daughters, Phebe and ]Mary Clark, interest of real and personal 
estate; but if both should die before inheriting, '^ of said estate to 
Elizabeth Town Auxiliary Bible Society and other ^2 to children of 
my sister, Mary (widow of Parsons Woodruff) and my sister-in-law, 
Betsey (widow of Aaron Crane). Executors — nephew, Archibald 
Woodruff, and brother-in-law, Abner Chandler and his daughter, 
Abby Chandler. Witnesses — David Lyon, Phebe and Mary Chandler. 
Proved July 7, 1817, when Archibald Woodruff signed as Executor. 

1817, July 11. Inventory, $1,996,941/2; made by David Lyon, Obadiah 
Lyon. Includes several names in accounts, a bed at Mary Wood- 
ruff's, a bed and other household goods at widow of Abner 
Chandler's. File 11039 G. 

1814, Mar. 5. Clark, James M., of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,286.67; made by Caleb Halsey, John Wood. Includes 
surveying instruments. Sworn to by Anna Clark, David S. Craig, 
Adm'rs, Sept. 17, 1816. File 10065 G. 

1815, Feb. 1. Clark, Jesse, of Westfleld Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
To grandsons, William Pierson Clark, and Samuel Scudder Clark 
(sons of my dec'd son, Abram Clark), my homestead where I now 
live of 50 acres on north side of road leading from AVestfield to 
Rahway: also all personal estate, they paying debts. To daughter- 
in-law, Betsey Clark (widow of my son, Abram Clark), 1 room in 
dwelling house, and firewood during widowhood. Three grandsons, 
Dayton, John and Lewis (sons of my dec'd son, Edward), house and 
lot purchased of Daniel Ross (4 acres), or their survivors, if either 
should die before 21, leaving no issue. Phebe Clark (widow of my 



CAI^NDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 8^ 

son, Edward), and mother of said three sons, to have use of above 
premises during widowhood. Land bought of Daniel and Ephraim 
Marsh (executors of Noah Marsh), whereon my daughter-in-law, 
Rebekah Clark, now lives to be sold in order to pay a bond given to 
Thomas Morrel. Three grandsons, Thomas W., Edward and John 
(sons of John Clark), rest of abovesaid land, as bought of Marsh; 
also 10 acres of woodland on northwest side of Muddy Lane, adjoin- 
ing Benjamin Ludlum, Abram Clark, dec'd. Daughter, Mary Potter, 
$1. Granddaughter, Charity Cory, $1. Executors — son-in-law, Jona- 
than I. Baker, Samuel Downer, Esq. Witnesses — William Baker, 
James Mooney, Silvanus Peirson, Jr. Proved Jan. 9, 1816. 

1816, Jan. 8. Inventory, $45.08; made by Daniel Baker, Silvanus 
Peirson, Jr. File 10366 G. 

1814, Apr. 9. Clark, John, of Springfield, Essex Co.; will of. Son, 
James, all homestead farm on which I live (except 6 acres off upper 
end near the school house, adjoining the road from Springfield to 
Westfield, to extend to line of Philip Denman and adjoining the road 
from said schoolhouse to Connecticut Farms Meeting House, which I 
gave to my grandson James Clark) ; also to son, James, my negro 
wonaan, Nancy and the boy, Ben; also salt marsh in Elizabethtown 
Great Meadows. To 2 sons, James and Abraham, salt meadow (8 
acres); also residue after debts are paid out of moveable estate. 
Son, Abraham, 40 acres near his place known as Pierce's place. 
Mountain lot to be sold and money divided between four grandsons, 
Thomas, Joseph, John and William (sons of my son, John). The 
share of one dying before 21 and without issue to survivors. E^x- 
ecutor — Jonas Wade. Witnesses — Benjamin Sayre, Noah Clark, 
Joseph Halsey, Sr. Proved Apr. 19, 1814. Pile 10828 G. 

1815, Dec. 13. Clark, John, of North Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $39,523.02; made by Matthew Egerton, Marinus 
W. Warne. Includes contents of blacksmith shop, household furnish- 
ings and very long list of names in accounts. Sworn to by George 
Clark, Ellen Clark, Adm'rs, May 20, 1816 . (Ellen is called EUenor 
in body of jurat.) 

, , — . Inventory of goods and real estate in possession 

of Ellen Clark, guardian of John, James, George, Staats, Ira C, and 
David Clark, minor children of said James Clark, dec'd, $40,056.78. 
Includes house and lot with blacksmith shop in New Street, house 
and lot with blacksmith shop and store house in Peace Street, 
vacant lot on Church Street, vacant lot (called the Barrack lot) on 
George Street, 2 lots near the Mile Run, a strip of land ov/ned by 
dec'd and Staats Van Deursen, purchased of Abraham Schuyler, a 
square pew in Dutch Reformed Church; also a long list of bonds and 
mortgages. "N.B. The above comprises all the estate including the 
share of Abraham, my third part to which I am entitled as the 
widow of said dec'd". Sworn to by Ellen Clark, guardian, June 21, 
1819. File 10575 L. 

1816, Jan. 6. Clark, Jonas, of Westfleld, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Phebe, 2 cows, 1 hog, 6 sheep, all household furniture; also use of 
land hereafter given to my 4 daughters, until said daughters are 21. 
Said daughters, Joanna, Mariam, Hariette and Betsey, 11 acres on 
northwest side of road. Rest of real estate to son, Jeremiah, he pay- 
ing to my son, Peter, $50, and to son, Reuben, $250, after he is 21, 



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and to son, Jonas, $375 after 21, and to daughter, Polly Crane, $25 
in 1 year after my death. To said Joanna and Mariam, each 1 heifer. 
Rest of personal estate to be sold. Executors — son, Jeremiah, David 
Osborn, of Scotch Plains. Witnesses — Andrew Rogers, Israel Vail, 
Jacob Vail. Proved Apr. 2, 1816. File 10967 G. 

1802, Nov. 22. Clark, Joseph, of Middlesex Co.; will of. "Being- 
about to leave my home and family for a considerable time ... I 
think it expedient to express my will". Wife, Margaret, daughter, 
Hannah and sons, John Flavell, Peter and William Patterson, all 
estate, real and personal. "I appoint the members of the Session of 
the church, now my charge, Moses Scott, John Bayard, John Neilson, 
Moses Guest and John Pool, and Robert Imlay, of Philadelphia 
(brother of my wife) as executors". Witnesses — Moses Jones, Wil- 
liam P. Deare, Samuel S. Deare. Proved Feb. 21, 1814, when John 
Neilson, John Pool and Robert Imlay signed as Executors, before 
John Heard, Surrogate, Middlesex Co. File 10457 L. 

1812, June 1. Clark, Joshua*, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, residue of all estate including where I now live. 
Eldest son, Isaac, $2. Young son, John, $2. My other young son, 
Benjamin, $2. Youngest son, Ahabell, $2. Daughters, Mary, Susanah 
and Hannah, each $2. Executrix — wife, Hannah. Witnesses — John 
Cawman, Nehemiah Clark, Cornelius Cawman. Proved Nov. 28, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 10. Inventory, $237.62; made by John Clark, David 
Richman, Jr. Pile 3217 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Aug. 5. Clark, Jothani, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. All 
estate to my 2 daughters, Julia and Cornelia, with $500 extra to 
Cornelia for her education. Any portion of real estate to be sold at 
discretion of Executors, except my part of the old homestead at 
Connecticut Farm.s, and 14 acres on Springfield Turnpike, bought of 
Obadiah B. Brown and John Gardner, and the woodlot on .'^oiith 
Orange Road bought of William Halsey. Executors — brother, John 
Clark, friend, Moses Smith. Witnesses — William Camp, James Sear- 
ing, Moses Lyon. Proved Aug. 30, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 30. Inventory, $3,266.98; made by James Searing, 
Charles T. Shipman. File 10829 G. 

1814, Mar. 1. Clark, Nehemiah, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $63.27%: made by Thomas P. Young, Joshua Coleman. 
Includes several names in accounts. Sworn to by Samuel Clark, 
Hulet Clark, Adm'rs, Apr. 7, 1814. File 1404 S. 

1815, July 14. Clark, Polly*, of Union Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
To Jotham Faitout, $200. Sister, Rhoda Townley, my satin cloak. 
To Polly Faitout and Phebe Freeman, rest of wearing apparel. Rest 
of personal estate to Sarah Crane, Deborah Carpenter, Elizabeth 
Carpenter, Edward Faitout, Sr., Henry Brown. Executors — Wm. 
Crane, Jotham Faitout. Witnesses — Jotham Potter, John Potts. 
Proved Apr. 12, 1816. File 109G8 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. 14. Clark, Robert, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, household furniture, 3 horses, 2 cows, and other move- 



CAIvENDAR OF WII.I.S 1814-1817 85 

able property. All estate, real and personal, to be sold (except my 
"knee sled"). Son, Nathaniel. $50 upon demand. Son, Hainpton, 
$100 Daughter, Mary Ann (wife of John Lawrence), $50, havmg 
given her help sufficient to make $100. Son, Dennis, my knee sled 
and $100. Five daughters, Susan Clark, Sally Clark, Amelia Clark, 
Catherine Clark and Jane Clark, each $100, as they become 18, or 
marry. Son, Robert Carson Clark, $500. when 21. Wife to have 
interest of all sums as long as she cares for and supports my six 
younger children as above named. At death or marriage of wife, 
all estate to be sold and proceeds divided equally between children 
as law directs. Executors— wife, Mary, son, Dennis. Witnesses- 
John Mann. John Marsh Clark, John Dunhan. Proved Apr. 26, 1815. 

File 10892 G. 

1817, Mar. 14. Clark, Roger, of Montague Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Amy, in addition to her right of dower, the black girl 
named Elizabeth to wait upon her, and also a black boy to serve 
her to be furnished by my nephew, Sanford Clark, during her life; 
also furniture as she chooses and $40 yearly and her firewood. To 
said nephew, Sanford Clark, of Mt. Pleasant Twsp., Wayne Co.. 
Pennsylvania, all land and residue of personal estate. My negro boy 
named Stephen to be freed at my death, he to have my span of 
black horses, wagon and harness. The girl, Elizabeth, to be freed 
after death of my wife, and then to have 1 cow. Executor— said 
nephew Sanford Clark, and friend, James Stoll. Witnesses- 
Christopher Longstreet, George Clark, Elizabeth Vannetta. Proved 
Mar. 18, 1817. File 1582 S. 

1810, Sept. 26. Clason, Isaac, of New York City, New York, 
merchant; will of. Wife [unnamed], in addition to her dower rights, 
sufficient 'interest from my estate to make $3,000 a year; also all my 
household furniture, all my plate, carriage and horses. Daughter, 
Eliza Cooper, all the furniture received from me, amounting to 
$3,570.23; also during her separation from her present husband, Wil- 
liam Cooper. $1,000 yearly; but neither said Eliza, nor any of her 
children by the said William Cooper shall inherit any portion of my 
real estate. Three sons, William Jones Clason. Isaac Starr Clason. 
Augustus Washington Clason. or the survivors of them, all my real 
estate in West Chester Co. Daughters, Catharine Ann Clason, 
Cornelia Clason, Julia Ann Clason, and Emily Clason. and to my 
sons William J.. Isaac S.. and Augustus W., residue of profits from 
said' estate, to be equally divided until 1820. when a division of 
estate is to be made. To each of daughters. $3,570 when they marry. 
Sons to be maintained and educated out of my personal estate. 
Executors— William Bayard, Charles Baldwin. Charles Dickinson. 
Witnesses — Samuel Flewelling. Nickolas Romayne. Andrew Seaman. 

1815, Feb. 14. Codicil. Son-in-law, John F. Delaplaine, and friend, 
Henry' Remson, of New York City made Executors in addition to 
others. Witnesses— Niel Gray, Gordon S. Mumford, John Slidell. 
Proved, May 5, 1815, when Henry Remson and John F. Delaplaine and 
Charles Dickenson signed as Executors before Th. T. Kinney, Surro- 
gate of Essex Co. 

1815, June 28. Inventory of estate "at the town of Patterson, at 
the Cotton Factory in the Parrot", $638. Includes "articles in posses- 
sion of Jane Parker, having been for use of apprentices". They are: 
9 bedsteads, etc. In cellar of one of the houses of the Van Winkle 



86 NiCW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Estate, 5 looms. . . [sums not totaled]; made by Daniel Holsman, 
John Parke. 

1815, Sept. 25. Inventory of estate in New York state, includes 
store in Front St., which includes large quantities of cotton yarns. 
A three story house in Broadway includes a school room. Contents 
of "Blue Store" include 12 old cannon, 4 and 6 pounders, 1 lighting 
rod for a ship, the ships, "Maria Theresa" @ $14,000, the "Francis 
Henrietta" @ $15,000 and the "Otho" (lying at New Orleans) @ 
$13,000, and the "Commander Rogers" and cargo at sea. Pews in 
North Dutch Church, in the New Dutch Church and in South Dutch 
Church. Lists of cash, stocks, and names in accounts. Contents of 
a two story house on the farm at Westchester, and farming utensils 
there, cotton yarn at No. 61 Broadway, cotton yarns at L. H. 
Suydams, ditto at I. Adams, Knox & Union in Philadelphia, 1 chest 
containing cutlasses, muskets, etc., $179,286.18; made by Samuel 
Tooker, John Beekman. Sworn to before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate 
of Essex Co. 

1824, May 15. Proved before James Failee, Clerk of Supreme 
Court, City of New York. File 10893 G. 

1812, Feb. 16. Clayton, James*, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somerset 
Co.; will of. All estate to James Labaw, after debts are paid. Ex- 
ecutor — said James Labaw. Witnesses — Charles Erving, William 
Craft, Ralph Elberson. Proved Sept. 25, 1816. 

1816, Sept. 24. Inventory, $39.81; made by Abraham Kise*, Fred- 
rick Vanlue*. File 1672 R. 

• Signed by mark. 

1813, Jan. 11. Clayton, Joseph, Sr., of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eleanor, interest of £200 for life, also a bed and 
bedding, in lieu of dower. Grandson, John Clayton (son of John, 
dec'd), £50. Daughter, Hannah Taylor, £5. Grandson, Richard Sut- 
phen, £20. Granddaughter, Margaret Vancleave, £6. To my children, 
Jonathan, Joseph, Isabel Sutphin, Mary Sweetman, Catherine Dey, 
Margaret Castler, and to heirs of dec'd daughter, Ann Taylor, all 
residue of all estate. Joseph to pay out of his share, $100. Other 
real and personal estate to be sold. Executors — Dr. James English, 
James Robinson. Witnesses — James Robinson, Archibald Smock, 
Joseph Robinson. Proved May 21, 1816. 

1816, May 20. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Levi Solomon, 
Benjamin Vancleave. File 9175 M. 

1817, Sept. 18. Cllckengrer, John*, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catharine, all the farm on which I live, 2 horses, 3 
cows, 6 sheep, 2 hogs, 8-day clock, cupboard, 2 beds and bedding, and 
other household goods as necessary; also farming utensils as needed, 
during widowhood. After which said farm, utensils and rest of 
household furniture to be sold. Interest of $1,000 to son, Nathaniel 
Loren Clickenger until 21 at which time he may have the whole at 
discretion of Executors. In case of his death without heirs, said 
sum to my surviving heirs. Residue of money from sale of farm 
to be divided among daughters, Catherine (wife of George Wyckoff), 
Else, Mary, Elizabeth and Rachelan, or their heirs. Wife is to dis- 
pose of money that she may heir from her father's estate, as she 
chooses. Lot bought of Duyckinck and woodlot in Bernards Twsp., 
to be sold and debts paid. Interest of residue to daughters as they 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 87 

become 21. Each of 4 daughters to have $60 for an outset such as 
daughter. Catherine, has had. Executors— wife, Catherine*, friends, 
Henry Blacliwell, Paul Vandervoort. Witnesses— John Blair, Henry 
Quick. John W. Bride. Proved Oct. 23, 1817. 

1817 Oct 16. Inventory, $2,758.36; made by John Blair. Job Lane. 

File 1709 R. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Feb. 28. Clifford, John*, will of. Wife. Maraby, all moveable 
property, house and lot in which I now live for life, after which to 
my son, William. Daughters. Molly Bryant. $2. Rachel Miller, $2. 
Son, Jonathan, $100 that he was to pay me for the old field lot. The 
11 acres bought of James Mason to be sold and debts paid thereout. 
Executors — wife, Maraby. friend. Thomas Taylor. Witnesses — James 
Maxwel, Thomas Taylor. Proved May 23. 1815. when Thomas Taylor 
signed as acting Executor, before Abram Brown, Surrogate of 
Burlington Co. File 12801 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 20. Clifton, Simon, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $861.54; made by William Burrough, Thomas Bur- 
rough. Includes stone at the Quarry, and 1/2 the peach nursery. 
Sworn to by John Clifton, Adm'r, Dec. 21, 1815. File 3034 H. 

1815, Dec. 20. Clifton, Thomas, of Waterford Twsp.. Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $421.54; made by William Burrough, Thomas 
Burrough. Includes V2 the peach nursery. Sworn to by Rachel 
Clifton, Adm'x. Dec. 21, 1815. File 3035 H. 

1812, Apr. 27. Coalman, Israel, of Wantage Twsp.. Sussex Co. ; will 
of. Wife. Martha, all real and personal estate (after debts are 
paid) for life. After her death, to daughter. Elizabeth Coleman, the 
southwest part of real estate, adjoining William Young, Benjamin 
Bells, Edward Talbott (formerly), and now in possession of Joshua 
Cole. Daughter, Sarah Bell, the north west part of my farm adjoin- 
ing Moses Leteer's and Joshua Cole; also 5 acres of the mountain 
field, except a point of land adjoining Isaac Ramsen's on the road 
across the mountain by William Young's, which I give to the public 
forever for a school and for no other intent. Executors — wife, 
Martha, friend, Eliakin Everitt, and daughter, Elizabeth. Witnesses — 
Edward Talbott, Benjamin Wills, Thomas Everitt. Proved May 18. 
1814, when Martha Coalman and Eliakim Everitt signed as Ex- 
ecutors, Elizabeth Coleman, having renounced. 

1814, May 16. Inventory, $172.18; made by Joshua Coleman, Thomas 
P. Young. File 1405 S. 

1814, July 21. Coate, Michael, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mehitable, 10 shares in Philadelphia Bank stock, 5 
shares of Bristol Turnpike; an obligation of John More, Caleb 
Scrieve and Benjamin Scrieve, a bond of Asahel Coate; also residue 
of personal estate. The house in which I live, with garden and 
stable. I do not consider mine, and therefore give same to my mother, 
Sarah Coate, to do with as she thinks proper. To Methodist Episcopal 
Church in Mount Holly. $100 (part in cash and part in books from 
my Library) toward debts on building their meeting house. To 
Methodist Episcopal Church in Lumberton, $70 which was lent them. 



88 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Executors — wife, Mehitable, and brother, Asahel Coate. Witnesses — 
William Page, William Sharp, Jacob Egbert. Proved Aug. 22, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 18. Inventorj% $4,288.70; made by John W. Sterling, 
Caleb Shreve, Jr. File 12709 C. 

1815, Nov. 4. Cobb, Jonathan, of Cumberland Co. Int. Inventory, 
$46,871,2; made by Philip Rice, John Albertson. Sworn to by Harmon 
Kruse, Adm'r, June 3, 1816. File 1775 F, 

1814, Apr. 21. Cobb, William, of Port Elizabeth, Maurice River 
Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. Inventory, $182,861/^; made by William 
Gray, Jonathan Dollas. Sworn to by Hepsabeth Cobb*, May 7, 1814. 
Inventory includes item "deduct for gun and sundries belonging to 
James Lee." File 1670 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Nov. 23. Cock, Ed^vard, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, contents of her cupboard, 2 beds and bedding, 
8-day clock. Rest of personal estate to be sold and debts paid. 
Residue to be divided between wife and children; wife having % 
part thereof and sons having two shares, and daughters, one share 
of rest. The share of minor son, George, to be held by Executors, 
and interest thereof paid to wife, Mary, until said son is 21. Son, 
Edward, the farm whereon I now live (160 acres) for eight years, 
on condition that he work the farm in a "husbandlike manner, keep- 
ing buildings and fences in good repair (accidents by fire, war and 
tempest always excepted)", giving to my wife, % of produce, and a 
home. Wife and son, Edward, to finish the new house in which my 
son, Jacob, now lives, receiving the rent therefrom equally. At end 
of eight years, said real estate to be sold. % of net proceeds thereof 
to my wife, and rest to children. The share of any child dying 
without issue and under age to return to estate. Said children, if 
all agree, may divide said estate among themselves without selling 
same. Executors — son, Edward Cock, John Wyckoff, Jr. Witnesses — 
George G. Hall, Thomas G. Hall, John C. Van Doren. Proved Mar. 
30, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 29. Inventory $1,159.36; made by John J. Pittenger, 
George G. Hall. Includes a taylor's goose. File 1580 R. 

1817, Oct. 22. Cock, Henry, Sr., of North Brunswick Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, use and possession of all real and per- 
sonal estate during widowhood. At end thereof, to daughter, Jane 
Cock, part of my farm [description given] adjoining William Haga- 
man (61 acres), and at her death to her natural son, Abraham Lot 
Van Lieu; but he is to share equally with any other child or children 
she may have. Said daughter, Jane, also to have all personal estate. 
Son, Henry, rest of farm, he paying to my daughter, Cornelia (wife 
of Peter Suydam), £300. Executors — wife, Jane, daughter, Jane, and 
son, Henry. Witnesses — David Fine, William Hagaman, Jerome 
Rapplye, Jr. Proved Dec. 9, 1817, when the two Janes signed as 
Executrices. 

1817, Deo. 17. Inventory [pages totaled separately]; made by 
David Fine, William Hagaman. File 10628 L. 

1795, Aug* 10. Cocoro, NIckolas*, of Saddle River Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Petertle, all estate, real and personal, after debts 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 89 

are paid, during- widowhood, and after her death or marriage, to be 
divided equally between all my children, Joseph, Henry, Nickolas, 
Rachel, Jinny, Elizabeth, Adrianna and Hannah. Executrix — wife, 
Petertie*. Witnesses — William Yeoman, John Cartough*, Cornelius 
Hennion. Proved Apr. 28, 1815. 

1815, Aug. 30. Inventory, $5.50; made by Isaac Van Saun, John T. 
Blauvelt. Sworn to by Executrix, Apr. 22, 1816. File 3699 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Apr. 2. Coddinstou, John, of Perth Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by James Harriot, William 
M. Crowell. Sworn to by Martha Coddington, Adm'x, Apr. 5, 1817. 

File 10629 L. 

1815, June 29. Codington, Uziah*, of Perth Amboy City, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jamime, house and lot where I now live, all 
household goods. Two daughters, Elizabeth and Sally Ann Coding- 
ton, each, interest of $1,000 until they are IS, at which time they 
are to have principal. Granddaughter, Letty Rier, $100. Daughter, 
Margaret Bloodgood, $500. Two daughters, Letty Buskerk and Mary 
Bloodgood, all rest of estate. Thomas Bloodgood is to have no part 
in Margaret's share. Executors — son, Moses Codington, friend, 
Ephraim Harriet. Witnesses — John Robert, Daniel Manning, Wil- 
liam Smith. Not proved. 

1816, July 25. Inventory, $528.00; made by John Waite, Charles 
Ford. Sworn to by Jemima Coddington*, Adm'x, C.T.A., Jan. 25, 
1817. File 10576 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Mar. 22. Coggswell, Aaron, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, £118.0.0 ("equal to two hundred eighty nine dollars"); 
made by Nathan Tichenor, Ethan Baldwin. Includes set blacksmith 
tools, bellows. Sworn to by Isaac Young, Aaron Davis, Adm'rs, 
Sept. 9. 1815. File 10894 G. 

1791, May 5. Cojoe, William, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co., "alias, 
Cojoe Williamson"; will of. Wife, Venus, all estate, real and per- 
sonal, during widowhood, after which to my 2 children, William and 
Mary, when of age. To 3 sons, Jesse, James and John, wearing ap- 
parel, silver shoe buckels. To 4 sons, Cojoe, Bob, Quamong and 
Mathew, each 1 shilling. Executor — Mathew Gill, Jr. Witnesses — 
William Wood, Ephraim Tate, John Matts. 

1808, Mar. 8. Codicil. Daughter, Mary, having died, my son, 
Nickolas in all respects to have her share. Witnesses — Jacob Haines, 
Isaac Matts, Gebiah Smith. Proved June 17, 1816, when William 
Williamson signed as Adm'r, C.T.A., Mathew Gill having renounced. 
[See also: Williamson, Cudjo.] File 3082 H. 

1815, Dec. 2. Cole, Ezekiel, Sr., of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., farmer; will of. Son, Obadiah, for his birthright, my English 
Bible, and the gun now in his possession. Wearing apparel and 
other books to be divided with other 4 sons. Residue of property 
to be sold. To each of 3 sons-in-law, Samuel Cutter, Philip Case, 
John Baker, $100. Rest of money to 5 sons, Obadiah, Jacob, Ezekiel, 
Teunis, and Josiah. To son, Obadiah the plantation on which he 
lives, adjoining David Biggs, William Biggs, Cornelius Emmons 



90 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

[description given], he paying to Ezekiel, $2,400; also 5 acres in the 
new orchard adjoining Jolm Shirts, dec'd; also % of mountain wood- 
lot. Son, Teunis, the plantation whereon I live, he paying to my 
daughter, Mary (wife of Samuel Cutter), $800, and to children of my 
dec'd daughter, Helena, $800 and to children [all unnamed] of my 
dec'd daughter Charity, $800 and to my son, "Eziel", $1,600; also the 
2 lots bought ot Thomas AUegar, and adjoining land which my sons, 
Obadiah and Teunis bought of Cornelius Bowman, and ^ the 
mountain lot. Son, Jacob, $200 to be paid him by his brother, 
Josiah; also half the plantation on which he lives and other Mi of 
woodlot, he paying to his brother, Jacob, $200. Son, Josiah, the 
plantation on which he lives which was bought of Barnt Krine; also 
a mountain woodlot in Lebanon adjoining David Schamp. Son, 
Ezeltiel, $2,400. Executors — friends, Peter Quick and 3 sons, Obediah, 
Teunis, and Josiah. Witnesses — Peter Studdiford, John AUegar, 
David Biggs. Proved Feb. 28, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 25. Inventory [pages totaled separately]; made by 
Elijah Baker, David Biggs. Includes long list of names in ac- 
counts. File 2863 J. 

1816, Apr. 26. Cole, Isaiah. Int. Inventory, $368.50; made by 
David Schamp, Elijah Baker. Sworn to by Tunis Cole, Abraham Cole, 
Adm'rs, Apr. 26, 1816, before I. T. Blackwell, Surrogate of Hunter- 
don Co. File 2795 J. 

1815, June 22. Coleman, James, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,625.02; made by Israel Stevens, William 
Oppie. Sworn to by Sarah B. Coleman, Adm'x, July 18, 1815. 

1815, July 10. Bond of Sarah Beakes Coleman, Adm'x. Bondsmen, 
Israel Stevens, William Oppy, Nathaniel Coleman. File 2725 J. 

1815, Dec. 21. Coles, Abraham, of Hardiston, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Son, Joseph, residue of estate, real and personal. Daughter, Phebe 
and her husband, Jacob Hush, each 35 acres adjoining the Nixon 
farm. Daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Charles Osborn, 10 
acres adjoining above. Daughter, Mary Cole, $70, 1 cow, 6 sheep. 
Executors — Joseph Cole, George Buckley. Witnesses — George Gurns, 
John Degraw, George Buckley. Proved Feb. 3, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 6. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Gunterman*, 
Joseph Valentine. File 1494 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 25. Coles, Kendall, of Newton, Gloucester Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $406.00; made by Charles Collins, Benjamin Burrough. Sworn 
to by Job Coles, Aug. 26, 1816. File 3080 H. 

1814, May 17. Coles, Thomas. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made 
by Samuel Lippincott, Thomas Hammitt. Includes kit of shoe- 
maker's tools. Affirmed by Daniel Coles, Adm'r, May 17, 1814, before 
Abraham Brown, Surrogate of Burlington Co. File 12710 C. 

1814, Feb. 27. CoUick, Georgre, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $75.61%; made by Ezekiel Westcott, Matthias Burch. 
Sworn to by Aaron Bateman, Adm'r, Feb. 14, 1814. File 1671 F. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 9I 

1816, Aug. 26. Collins, Elizabeth, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., singlewoman; will of. To Sibyl Shinn (daughter of John Collins, 
dec'd), case of drawers. Sarah Stackhouse, my niece, set of china 
now in her care. Elizabeth Collins (daughter of Jonathan Collins), 
bed and bedding. Sister, Jane Collins, and niece, Mary Stratton, 
wearing apparel equally. Of rest of all property, % to brother, 
Isaac, % to brother, Jonathan, and Vs to sister, Jane. Executor — 
brother, Jonathan. Witnesses — Mark Jenings, Stephen Sims. Proved 
Feb. 28, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 15. Inventory, $175.00; made by John Bates, Stephen 
Sims. File 3130 H. 

1816, Mar. 26. Collins, Isaac, Sr., of Burlington City, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife Deborah, was possessed of John Smith's bond for 
$400, bond of William Harper (now Henry Burr's) for $500, 3 shares 
in Philadelphia Bank and 4 shares in Burlington Acqueduct Co.; also 
the silver plate, household goods and books she brought to me; also 
$500, all in lieu of dower. Sister, Elizabeth Collins, interest of $500 
for life and at her death the principal to be divided between chil- 
dren of my half-sister, Sarah McQuire. To said half-sister, Sarah, 
her husband's bond for £100 (being money loaned him first month, 
1793). To 7 sons, all books; also to son, Isaac, my silver watch, 
and to son, Joseph, case of razors. Six daughters, all silver plate 
(except what belonged to present wife at our marriage). Son, 
Charles, having had his share but having been unsuccessful in trade, 
I now give him $1,000, and my wearing apparel. Son, Thomas, has 
had $3,000 in the firm of Collins, Perkins Co., it being his full share 
in lieu of his claim as partner in the Printing and Bookselling Busi- 
ness; also one Spanish milled dollar. Son, William, having had his 
share, I now give him $1,000. All houses and lands to be sold. Chil- 
dren, Rebecca Gellet, Sarah Collins, Elizabeth Pearsall, Susannah 
Smith, Benjamin S. Collins, Ann S. Collins, Isaac Collins, Mary Long- 
streth, Stacy B. Collins, Joseph B. Collins, each $3,000. Bonds given 
by sons to be cancelled at my death and to be considered part of 
their shares. To my "precious granddaughter, Rachel Gellet", gold 
sleeve buttons. Executors — son, Isaac, of New York City, and son- 
in-law, Stephen Gellet. Witnesses — Caleb Gaskill, Joseph Siddons, 
Rowland Jones. Proved Mar. 26, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 28. Inventory, $35,851.01; made by John Wilson, Robert 
L. Pitfield. File 12917 C. 

1812, Jan. 23. Collins, Job, Jr., of Evesham, Burlington Co. ; will of. 
Wife, Mary, % of all estate, real and personal (after debts are paid), 
all wearing apparel, my watch and large Bible, in lieu of dower. 
Residue to be placed at interest for benefit of my children and to 
be divided among them as they arrive to age, the daughters, 18 and 
the sons, 21 [all unnamed]. Executors — two brothers, Arthur Collins, 
and [Brother-in-law?], Thomas Ballinger, Jr. Witnesses — William 
Rogers, Jr., David Davis, Isaac Haines. Proved Apr. 29, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 27. Inventory, $1,640.33; made by Job Collins, William 
Rogers. Includes bill against Clary Still. File 12708 C. 

1816, June 15. Collins, John, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Esther, $300, the goods she brought to me, wagon 
and harness, and an obligation that I hold against her son, Elisha 
Hunt; occupation of house and maintenance during widowhood. 



92 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Daughter, Phebe Roberts, $1,700, if she be living but if not, and 
has no issue, then son-in-law, Isaac Roberts, to have $300. Daughter, 
Rhoda Collins, w^oodland purchased of John Haines in Evesham 
Twsp. ; also $1,500. Son, Arthur, plantation where he and myself 
now live; also my right to cedar swamp that I hold with my brother. 
Job Collins, he paying legacies and giving his step-mother mainte- 
nance as abovesaid. Residue to all children equally. Children of 
son. Job, to have his share. Executors — son, Arthur, son-in-law, 
Isaac Roberts. Witnesses — John Matlack, Rebecca Matlack, Andrew 
Hollinshead. Proved Mar. 10, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 7. Inventory, $3,588.88; made by John Matlack, Joseph 
Matlack. File 12918 C. 

1815, Apr. 1. Collins, Mary, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co., 
singlewoman; will of. To Mary Stratton, $100, bed and bedding, 6 
pewter plates, 6 teaspoons. To Sibil Shinn, $100, bed and bedding, 
looking glass, china set, 6 tablespoons. To Barzillai Collins, $100 and 
large Bible. To Jesse Collins, $50. To Sarah Sepenson, $50. To 
Mercey Collins, case of drawers. To Sarah Stackhouse. quilt, bed- 
ding and pine table. Brother, Jonathan Collins, $50. To Daniel B. 
Stratton, silver watch. To Elisha Collins, chest. "Two sisters, and 
Mary Stratton and Sibil Shinn, my clothing equally among the four." 
Rest of personal estate to be divided between Mary Stratton, Barzillai 
Collins, Sibil Shinn. Executors — cousins, Caleb Stratton, Barzillai 
Collins. Witnesses — John R. Sleeper, Lydia Sleeper. Proved Apr. 
26, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 15. Inventory, $835.47; made by Owen Stratton, John 
Stokes. File 12863 C. 

1817, Sept. 25. Collyer, John, of Barnards Twsp., Somerset Co. Int. 
Inventory, $632.67; made by Thomas Lewis, John Brees. Includes 
undivided part of a Distillery. Sworn to by Jacob Collyer, Adm'r, 
Sept. 27, 1817. File 1710 R. 

1793, Apr. 29. Colver, Robert, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, after debts are paid, all remainder of estate during 
life, and after her death to youngest daughter, Elizabeth. To Joseph 
Colver, my first born, and to Hannah Bacon, my eldest daughter 
(wife of John Bacon), Nancy Stevens my second daughter (wife of 
Samuel Stevens), I have given and delivered all their portions of 
moveable estate; also of my real estate, enjoining upon my son, 
Joseph, certain obligations toward his mother, and paying my 
youngest daughter, Elizabeth, £100. Samuel and Nancy Stevens are 
also to pay her £150. Executrix, wife, Martha*. Witnesses — Nathan 
Waterhouse, Thomas Man, Jr., Joseph Colver. Proved May 18, 1815. 

File 1583 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Feb. 11. Colyer, Catherine*, of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. To Nancy (wife of John I. Hicks), my sprig coverlid, 
bed linen and rough spun half silk petticoat. To Catherine (wife of 
John Monger), all wearing apparel. To Margaret (wife of James 
Monger), 6 silver teaspoons, my gold ring. To Martha (wife of 
Abraham Divine), umbrella, silver tea tongs and glass sugar dish and 
milk pot. To Maria (wife of Abraham Gerow), bed curtains. Abra- 
ham A. Divine, my bedstead and chest. The six persons named are 



CAI.ENDAR OF WII^LS 1814-1817 93 

children of my sister, Jane, and reside in New York state at or near 
Fishkill. To Mary Van Devoort of Long Island (granddaughter of 
my brother, Peter's wife), my cake iron and pictures. Residue of 
personal estate and my 1/2 of house where I now live, to be sold. 
Proceeds divided equally between 7 persons as named. Executors — 
friends, James Schureman, Staats Van Deursen. Witnesses — Abra- 
ham S. Van Deursen, Henry Van Deursen, Johannah Van Deursen. 
Proved July 5, 1814. 

1813, Oct. 18. Inventory, $122.90; made by Peter Wyckoff, Joseph 
Sillcocks. File 10458 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Sept. 21. Coker, Joseph. Int. Inventory, $160.00; made by 
Michael Hetzel, Charles Wintermute. It being cash on the sale of 
his lands in hands of Joseph Green, Shirf [sheriff?]. Sworn to by 
Peter Wintamute, Adm'r, Sept. 21, 1814, before D. Stuart. Surrogate 
of Sussex Co. File 1401 S. 

1816, Feb. 16. Compton, Cornelius, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $731.81; made by James Frost. William Morford. 
Includes % of schooner "Seaflower". Sworn to by Hulda Compton, 
Adm'x, Feb. 17, 1816. File 0176 M. 

1813, Jan. 1. Compton, Henry*, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
"colored man"; will of. Wife, Jude, residue of all estate while my 
widow and then to my daughter, Rachel Compton. To daughter, 
Darcus Compton, now said to be married to Cuffe Baird, a tow and 
linen sheet. Daughter. Hannah. $14. Granddaughter, Nancy Comp- 
ton, her freedom, if she pays to my wife or my daughter, Rachel, 
$15. Grandson, Benjamin Compton, his freedom, he paying to my 
wife or daughter, Rachel, $25, when he is 21. Grandson, Caleb 
Compton, his freedom, he paying to my wife or daughter, Rachel, 
$25, when 21. Executrix — wife, Jude. Witnesses — Ralph Elberson, 
Andrew Wikoff, John Wikoff. Proved May 5, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 26. Inventory, $127.50; made by James Wickoff, Abraham 
Kice* [called Isaac Kise in jurat]. File 2648 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 12. Compton, William, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $2,171.87; made by James Vanderhoven, Jona- 
than Thickstun. Includes V2 of a sloop's rigging. Sworn to by 
Gabriel Compton, William Washington Ford, Adm'rs, Mar. 7, 1817. 

File 10630 L. 

1815, Mar. 10. Condit, Rhoda*, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
To Matilda Hedden, bed and bedding. Daughter, Phebe Condit, use 
of entire property, consisting of household furniture and 7 notes 
against Elisha Hedden. In case of sickness, or distress, she may 
have some of principal "provided she remains unmarried". After 
death of said Phebe, property to be divided, % to daughter, Abby 
Hedden and other i/^ between Mary, Rhoda, Abiathar and Nathaniel 
(children of my dec'd daughter, Joanna Williams). Executors — 
Daniel P. Stryker, Phebe Condict. Witnesses — Daniel Porter, Jabez 
Pierson, Jr. Proved Aug. 4, 1815. File 10895 G. 

* Signed by mark. 



94 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Feb. 24. Condit, Stephen, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife [unnamed], 1 cow, $200, 2 beds and bedding, her choice of 
rooms in house and furniture for same, meats and grains; also use 
of a horse when she wants it, during widowhood, all in lieu of 
dower. Son, Swain, $400 in tanyard stock. Son, John, 15 acres of 
land. Rest of land to sons and daughters, Swain, John, Eliza and 
Abby, to be equally divided by Benjamin L. Condit and Ebenezer F. 
Smith. To John, also yoke of oxen, 3 cows, wagon, sled, and he is 
to have use of property given Eliza and Abby until they are 21 or 
married, and is to maintain and educate them. Executors — son, John 
O., and John S. Dansey. Witnesses — James Lockwood, Jabez W. 
Force, Josiah Wines. Proved Nov. 9, 1816, at which time Josiah 
Wines testified as to the manner of witnessing the will. 

1816, Oct. 5. Inventory, $3,950.76; made by Benjamin L. Condit, 
Ebenezer F. Smith. Includes various items of leathers and hides in 
the tanyard, currying shop and tools. File 1635 N. 

1814, Mar. 20. Coneway, Hannah*, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Residue of estate (after debts are paid) to daughter, 
Rebeccah (wife of John Bishop, who is to have no control over 
same). Any remainder at her death to her children, equally. Ex- 
ecutors — William Hortman, Amos Hortman. Witnesses — Nicoles 
Danbury*, Gabriel Hortman. Proved May 12, 1814, %vhen William 
Hortman signed as Executor. 

1814, Apr. 9. Inventory, $139.61; made by Peter Hortman, William 
Snook. File 2649 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 11. Conklin, Abigail, daughter of Joshua Conklin, dec'd. 
Int. Inventory, $208.05; made by Silas Lindsley, Thomas Darling. 
Sworn to by John J. Conkling, Adm'r, Dec. 16, 1815, before David 
Thompson, Surrogate of Morris Co. File 1584 N. 

1815, Mar. 18. Conklio, Jesbua. Int. Inventory, $437.30; made by 
Thomas Darling, Silas Lindsley. Includes large Bible, Hymn books 
and Bunyon's Works. Sworn to by John J. Conklin, Adm'r, Mar. 18, 
1815, before David Thompson, Jr., Surrogate of Morris Co. 

File 1585 N. 

1814, Mar. 30. Conklin, William, of Sussex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$468.57; made by John Givens, Abraham Vanderhoef. Sworn to by 
Thomas Conklin, Adm'r, Apr. 2, 1814. File 1406 S. 

1800, Nov. 29. Conn, Thonia.s*, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Hannah, bed and bedding, cow, pork, grains, 
6 pewter plates, table, tea ware, iron pot, skillet, tea kettle, knives 
and forks. All other estate, including house and land where I live, 
to be sold. One third interest of proceeds thereof to wife, in lieu of 
dower, and at her death, same to my children. Sambo, George, 
Hannah and Sarah. The other % of said estate to same children. 
Executors — friends, William E. Hopkins, Joseph Cooper Swett. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Thackery, Adam Lloj'd*, Thomas Redman. 

Memorandum. Testator acknowledges a debt of $20 owing his 
son. Sambo, and gives privilege to wife of staying on his place dur- 
ing winter. Proved June 22, 1814. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 95 

1814, June 27. Inventory, $77.75; made by James Wood, Joseph T. 
Elfreth. File 2988 H. 

* Sig-ned by mark. 

[Notation on reverse side of paper: "black man".] 

1815, Dec. 1. Coiiover, Charles, of Franklin Twsp., Somer.set Co. 
Int. Inventory, $857.10; made by Peter G. Vanderveer, Joseph 
Brokaw. Sworn to by William Conover, Adm'r, Dec. 1, 1815. 

File 1618 R. 

1815, Jan. 19. Conover, Cornelius C, of Monmouth Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $2,035.65; made by John Walter, Garret Hendrickson. Sworn 
to by Elizabeth Covenhoven, Samuel Holmes, Feb. 15, 1815. 

File 9129 M. 
1814, Mar. 12. Conover, Peter, of Galloway Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $102.25; made by Robt. Leeds, Andrew Eng-lish. In- 
cludes batteau and old seine lines. Sworn to by Peter Conover*, 
"one of executors". File 2785 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Jan. 3. Conrow, Joseph. Int. Inventory, $237.71; made by 
Amos Pepper, Tunis StuU. Accounts of David Howel, "William 
Howel, Thomas Tribet. Sworn to by Darling Conarroe, Adm'r, Jan. 
4, 1814, before S. M. Shute, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

File 1672 F. 

1816, Dec. 10. Cook, Adam of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anna, $150 in personal estate; also provisions and the cloth on 
hand, all to be at her disposal. All other estate to be sold. Interest 
of proceeds to wife during- her widowhood for maintenance of her- 
self and our children, Joseph, John, William, Martha, Ann and 
Elizabeth. Said children to have residue as they become 21. Ex- 
ecutors — brother, Aaron Cook, friend, Samuel Humphreys. Wit- 
nesses — John Casper, Thomas Yarrow, James Cook. Proved Jan. 7, 
1817. 

1817, Jan. 16. Inventory, $848.57; made by Richard G. Kendall, 
John Nichols. File 3171 Q. 

1814, Oct. 7. Cook, Benjamin, "late Adm'r of Richard Cook of 
West Windsor Twsp", Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, $527.81; made 
by Abram Creque, John Flock, Jr. Includes carpenter tools. Sworn 
to by Ebenezer Cook, Adm'r, Oct. 11, 1814. File 10459 D. 

1814, Apr. 26. Cook, Ellijah, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $271.25; made by Caleb Shreve, Henry Cook. Sworn 
to by Daniel Cook, Daniel Reed, Adm'rs, May 4, 1814. File 2650 J. 

1817, Sept. 25. Cook, Isaac, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $362.10; made by William Young, weaver, Job Robbins. 
Sworn to by George W. Smith, Adm'r, Sept. 29, 1817. File 2864 J. 

1816, Angr. 21. Cook, James, of Howell Twsp., Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $596.32: made by John Morton, Amos Tilton. Sworn to by 
John I. Little, Adm'r, Aug. 28, 1816. File 9177 M. 



96 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Apr. 26. Cook, Noah, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $215.75; made by Caleb Shreve, Henry Cook. Sworn 
to by Daniel Cook, Daniel Reed, Adm'rs, May 4, 1814. File 2651 J. 

1816, Apr. 3. Cook, Peter, of Howell Twsp., Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $357.50; made by Solomon Ketcham, Richard Long-street. 
Sworn to by William Cook, John I. Little, Adm'rs, Apr. 6, 1816. 

File 9178 M. 

1815, IVov. 30. Cook, Samuel, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Prudence, all household goods and use of $160 during- 
widowhood. Granddaughter, Prudence Cook, $160, when 18. Grand- 
son, William G. Cook, $100 when of age. Son, Daniel, all estate, real 
and personal, he paying the aforesaid legacies and also to his 
mother. Prudence, $186 yearly during widowhood and to his chil- 
dren, that he shall have by his present wife, $2,666.00, two shares 
to the sons and one share to daughters when of age. Executor — son, 
Daniel Cook. Witnesses — Daniel Reed, Abraham Servis, Anthony 
Cook. Proved Mar. 4, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 1. Inventory, $1,471.66; made by Amos Laning, Daniel 
Reed. File 2794 J. 

1814, Jan. 8. Cooke, 'William, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Executors to sell 10 acres of meadow in Warren's swamp; also 
46 acres in Thorofare Island at Manahawking; 26 acres of an oak 
survey below Cedar Bridge adjoining Rulings; 23 acres called the 
Clevenger lot; all pine land held in partnership with Middleton; all 
swamps on Cedar Creek branches. To three sons I had by Catharine 
Cooke, i.e., William, Benjamin and Ashur, all remaining lands and 
buildings, a bed and bedding, 6 silver teaspoons. All moveable prop- 
erty (except the wench, Elizabeth) to be sold. Said Elizabeth is to 
help care for the children until they are 15, when they are to be 
bound out to trades. Executors — Aaron Cox, William I. Bmley, they 
to be guardians of children. Witnesses — James Boman, Thomas 
Taylor, Elizabeth Boman. Proved Oct. 25, 1814, when William I. 
Emley signed as surviving Executor. 

1814, Oct. 17. Inventory, $1,208.58; made by Jonathan "^.Varren, 
Abraham Tilton. Includes carpenter tools and cooper tools, sur- 
veying compass and chain. Pile 12711 C. 

1815, Jan. 6. Cool, William*, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, residue of personal estate. Three sons, William, 
Adam, Paul Cool each $1. Six daughters, Anna Raub, Mary Linna- 
bury, Catharine Sweayze, Christianna Cool, Elizabeth Teel and 
Margaret Frees, each $1. Executors — son, Adam Cool, son-in-law, 
Andrew Teel. Witnesses — John Linaberry, Gershom Bartow. Proved 
Dec. 21, 1815, when Adam Cool signed as Executor "the other having 
renounced". 

1815, Dec. 7. Inventory, $745.11; made by Gershom Bartow, John S. 
Smith. File 1461 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 2. Coomes, William, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Real estate to sons and daughters equally, i.e., 
George, William, Sarah (wife of John Crum), Rachel (wife of Zail 
Nichols), and Isabel (wife of Martin Rannell). Debts to be paid out 
of personal estate. Son, William, $300. Rest of personal estate to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 97 

five children. Executors — two sons, George and William. Wit- 
nesses — Abraham Rose, William Rose, Jacob Wick, Eleazer Mayhew. 
Proved Dec. 4, 1816, when George Coombs signed as Executor. 

1816, Dec. 4. Inventory, $1,581.98; made by Joseph Cook, Eleazer 
Mayhew. File 3274 Q. 

1816, Dec. 24. Cooper, Garret*, of Hoboken, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Charity, all real and personal estate; including a house and 
lot at 70 Washington Street for her own use or disposal for "benefit 
of her children" [unnamed]. Witnesses — L. G. Ehinger, Laurence 
Emanuel, E. Henger, Amos Watson, Dudley Oilman. No proof. 

, , — . Inventory, $41.44; made by Garret Nafle, Isaac 

Fairchild. Sworn to by Charity Cooper*, Adm'x, C.T.A., Apr. 10, 1817. 

File 3727 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Jan. 12. Cooper, Joseph, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co 
Int. Inventory, $828.95; made by John Willson, Charles Lock. Af- 
firmed by Samuel Cooper, Adm'r, Jan. 17, 1814. File 2989 H. 

1814, July 30. Cooper, Mary, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $77.17i^, and $242.50; made by John Morris, Herbert 
Smith. Includes 6 sheep in hands of Isaac Hulsizer, 1 hog in hands 
of John Mixsell, cloth in hands of Asa Runyon and whiskey in hands 
of Joseph Cooper, "sum in hands of Joseph Cooper for property sold 
at vendue of Isaac Cooper, dec'd, that was willed to Mary Cooper". 
Sworn to by Joseph Cooper, Adm'r, Aug. 1, 1814. File 2652 J. 

1815, Mar. 29. Cooper, Mary*, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Mary Tyre, bed and bedding. Mary Wilson, bed spread, 
Bible, glass mug and salt set. Residvie of real and personal estate 
to be sold and debts paid. Rest of money to my granddaughters, 
Ann Sunbet (late Ann Tyre). Elizabeth Tyre and Mary Tyre. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, Nathan Cozens. "Witnesses — Nathaniel P. Turner, 
John Stewart, Nathan B. Cozens, Jr. Proved Aug. 17, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 19. Inventory, $37.91. i/^; made by Jacob Snader, Nathaniel 
P. Turner. File 3036 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 23. Corby, John*, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Sons, Isaac, William, Amos, and John, each $100. Daughter, Patty 
Riker, $100. Daughter, Mary [or Margaret? — part of name under a 
seal] Van Blarsum, $5. Daughter, Rhoda Condit, $5. Residue of 
all estate, after debts and legacies are paid, to three sons, James, 
Ira and Joseph, equally. Executors — son, Joseph Corby, friend, 
Demas Harrison. If necessary to pay debts. Executors may sell the 
Hull tract (20 acres) and lot in West Bloomfleld, adjoining Joseph 
Crane, formerly belonging to Isaac Riker, dec'd. Witnesses — Philemon 
Bates, John R. Speer, Jeremiah S. Walker. Proved May 9, 1814. 

1814, May 11. Inventory, $1,613.07; made by Philemon Bates, and 
Israel Brundage. An additional inventory of accounts is not totaled. 
Includes an item "due at the death of Mary Egbert, without in- 
terest". File 10830 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

[There is listed among Essex County marriage records as given in 
Vol. XXII of N. J. Archives, a marriage for Poly Corby and Peter 
Van Blaricom, Jan. 1, 1798. Compiler's note.] 



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NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 



1811, Apr. 17. Corlies, Biritton, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., car- 
penter; will of. Wife, Sarah, use of house and lot where I live to 
the brook that divides Joseph Lafetra and Georg-e Corlies; also use 
of house and lot westward of above; also 4-acre lot of meadow at 
Gooseneck; also 2 horses, 4 cows, wagons, etc; also interest of £500 
during widowhood with which to bring up children and give them 
trades. In case of her marriage, she is to have £1,000 in lieil of 
dower. Son, David, and Lydia Corlies and Sarah Hulit, eaually, all 
the plantation bought of administrators of Robert Lippencott; also 
% of the forge at Squancom; house and lot purchased of Paterson 
Cook for the forgeman to live in. David is to pay the amount on my 
books against him. Daughter, Ann Corlies, interest of £100 and at 
her death same to her children. Daughter, Elizabeth Corlies, £500. 
Son, Britton, the plantation called the Yellow House and 3 acres of 
salt meadow at Long Neck as bought of Richard Tole; also 16 acres 
woodland bought of John Williams and land near Benjamin Wool- 
cot's. Son, Joseph Woolley Corlies, all the lot at the falls bridge 
where the spring is, and southern half of the Stonehill wood lot 
bought of heirs of Richard Tole. Son, Jacob Woolley Corlies, land 
near Eatontown bought of John Hollovvay; also the adjoining lot that 
I heired from my father (and which he bought of William Cook); 
also 2 acres of salt meadow on Long Neck (which I bought of my 
father), also 10 acres of woodland north east of Brinley's 95-chain 
line; also the tract adjoining on south side of said line bought of 
Richard Hulit. Son, Benjamin Woolley Corlies, lot where I live 
bought of John Williams being part of my father's planta- 
tion; also tract bought of Daniel Halsted and woodland bought of 
Benjamin Wolcott; the other half of Stonehill and 60 acres salt 
meadow bought of John West (having possession at death or mar- 
riage of my wife). Two grandsons, David and Joseph (sons of 
Britton), each $50 when of age. Executors — 2 sons, Joseph W., and 
Britton Corlies and friend, Tylee Williams, who are each to have $50 
for their trouble in settling my estate. Witnesses — Joseph Lafetra, 
Samuel Lafetra, Benjamin Wolcott, Jr. Proved Feb. 4, 1817, when 
Joseph W. Corlies signed as Executor. 

1817, Feb. 4. Inventory, $12,237.53; made by Jacob Woolley, Sam. 
Ten Brook. Includes carpenter and tanning tools, blacksmith tools, 
mill implements and a few names in accounts. File 9217 M. 

1814, Apr. 4. Corlis, 'William. Int. Inventory, $336,931/2; made by 
Samuel Corlis, James Butcher. Includes blacksmith tools in shop. 
Sworn to by Daniel Austin [Ashton], Adm'r, Apr. 4, 1814, before 
Daniel Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. File 3180 Q. 

[There is nothing in this file pertaining to a Benjamin Corlis, as 
indexed. Compiler's note.] 

1815, May 22. Cornell, Glllldlh, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 

Int. Inventory $976.75; made by Levi Ketcham, John Carpenter. 
[Includes items that indicate a small general store.] Sworn to by 
Cornelius Cornell, John Cornell. Adm'rs, May 25, 1815. File 2726 J. 

1814, May 7. Cornell, Jane*, of New Brunswick City, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Debts to be paid. Niece, Jane Stults (daughter of my 
sister, Lana), dutch cupboard. Rest of estate to John Cornell (son 
of my brother, Peter Cornell, dec'd). Executors — John Cornell, 
Cornelius Cornell (son of Peter, dec'd). Witnesses — William Voor- 



CAtHNDAR OF WILIvS 1814-1817 99 

hees William Van Norstrand, Isaac Hulick. Proved Mar. 21, 1816. 

1816 Mar. 25. Inventory. $780.96i/2; made by John I. Voorhees. 
Denni^ F. Van Lieu. File 10577 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814 May 4. Corner [Conner], Amy, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of Debts to be paid. Granddaughter, Adeline Corner, bed and 
bedding and % part of remainder of estate; also 1/2 of wearing ap- 
parel; also sm"oothing irons, linen cloth and 1 black silk handker- 
chief My other granddaughter, Belsora Corner, rest Of beddmg, 
wearing apparel and linens; also 1 cotton shawl, now at house of 
Elizabeth Coleman; also my spinning wheel and great wheel. Grand- 
son Ira Corner, all rest of estate when 21. Son, Michael A. Corner, 
to have use and profit of real and personal estate until heirs above 
shall come of age. Executors— Abraham Dunning, Gideon Wickham. 
Witnesses— Abraham S. Gale, Samuel Beemer. Joel Beamer. Proved 

July 23, 1814. _ ., „ <• ^ 

1814 July 22. Inventory, $110.40; made by Harmon and Peter 

/-, , ' .3 n File 1407 S. 
Coykendall. 

1817 Aug. 14. Correll [Coriell], Rachel Ann, and Levi, minors, chil- 
dren of Amos Correll. Inventory. $275.66; made by Albert Amerman. 
Henry Dow. Sworn to by Lafferd Tottin, their guardian, Aug. 15. 
1817 before Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. [Incorrectly 
indexed as three children; "Rachel Ann" is the name of one child ] 

File 1712 R. 

1815, May 27. Corson, Abner, of Middle Twsp., Cape May Co. Int. 
Inventory, $400.00; made by Henry Hand, Cresse Townsend Sworn 
to by Christian Corson, Adm'r, May 31, 1815. File 893 B. 

1815, Nov. 5. Corson, Cornelius, of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, $25. Son, Cornelius, land at the ''Indian 
Ordinary" [description given]. Two grandsons. Champion and David 
Corson tract purchased of Enoch Young, and if either should die 
under age survivor to have the whole; also cedar swamp, formerly 
David Corson's (now dec'd), and laid off the share of Enos Corson 
by Commissioners appointed by Orphans Court from whom I Pur- 
chased same. Son. Peter, all homestead plantation and tract ad- 
joining same: also tract bought of Matthew Godfrey; also cedar 
swamp known as the Elias Gandy tract; also 2 other tracts of cedar 
swamp purchased of John Mackay, and of Peter Corson, deed; also 
2 pair oxen, wagon, yokes and chains. Two daughters, Sarah (wife 
of Joshua Garretson) and Rebekah (wife of William Earl), part of 
the Indian Ordinary tract, and after Sarah's death, to her son. Cor- 
son Garretson and in case of his death before age to his next eldest 
brother; and after Rebekah's death, her share to her son, Dan Earl. 
Also to Sarah, piece of cedar swamp purchased of Nickolas WiUets 
and David Townsend, assignees of Eli Corson; also a piece purchased 
of heirs of Elijah Shaw. Daughter, Phebe Stephenson, rest of the 
Indian Ordinary tract and after her death to her son, Richard 
Stephenson, or in case of his death before age to her next oldest son. 
Daughter. Deborah Corson, woodland on north east side of Rigses 
Branch on road leading from Littleworth to Rigses Bridge, pur- 
chased of James Willets (agent of Jacob Spicer. dec'd), and 3 lots 
of cedar swamp. Residue of personal estate to be equally divided 



lOO NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

between 4 daughters. Executor — son, Peter Corson. Witnesses — 
Elias Corson, Parmenas Corson, Jr., Samuel Corson, Ezra Corson. 
Proved Dec. 11, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 22. Inventory, $1,528.99; made by John Mackey, Nick- 
olas Willets. File 894 E. 

1816, July 12. Corson, Jacob, Jr., of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co. 
Int. Inventory, $3,534.25; made by David Townsend, Joshua Swain. 
Sworn to by James Ludlum, Adm'r, de bonis non, July 12, 1816. 

1817, Mar. 27. Inventory, $384.65; "being- his share of his father's 
estate now in hands of the Adm'r of Jeremiah Johnson, dec'd". 
Sworn to by James Ludlum, Mar. 27, 1817. File 90G E. 

1816, Apr. 24. Cortleyou, Herntanis, of Three Mile Run, Franklin 
Twsp., Middlesex Co.; will of. Son, Simon, the plantation whereon 
he lives in Somerset Co. Son, Jacjues, bed and bedding, and all the 
money of mine now in his hands. Son-in-law, David Fine, the planta- 
tion where he now lives in Somerset Co., he paying to children of my 
daughter, Catherine Bell, £100; also £100 to children of my son, 
Henry, dec'd, and to my son, Jaquish, $60 one year after my decease. 
The funeral charges of my son, John, to be paid out of each share 
equally. Executor — son, Jaques. Witnesses — William Van Norstrand. 
Simon Van Liew, John P. Cornell. Proved Oct. 16, 1816, before 
Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1673 R. 

1813, July 17. Corwln, Isaac H., of Chester Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Debts to be paid. Father, Isaac Corwin, all lands and tenements; 
horses and all personal estate. Executors — father, Isaac Corwin and 
friend, Steven Overton. Witnesses — Lemuel Fordham, Joseph Hedger, 
Betsey Fordham. Proved Feb. 22, 1815. 

1815, Jan. 18. Inventory, $1,605.84; made by Joseph Coleman, 
Samuel Hugg. Includes set of cooper's tools. File 1586 N. 

1815, Mar. 4. Cory, Abraham. Int. Inventory, $410.50; made by 
Stephen Genung, Aaron Genung. Sworn to by John Hancock, Azariah 
Carter, Adm'rs, Mar. 6, 1815, before David Thompson, Surrogate of 
Morris Co. File 1587 N. 

1815, June 29. Cory, Daniel, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $531.42; made by Benjamin Ludlow, John Colwell. Sworn 
to by Stephen Bebout, Adm'r, Sept. 26, 1816. File 1588 N. 

1817, Mar. 31. Cotheal, Alexander, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $258.90; made by Samuel Bunnell, John Camp- 
bell. Sworn to by Frazee Ayres, Adm'r, June 11, 1817. File 10631 L. 

1813, Oct. 4. Cougblin, Jolin, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$432.97; made by James Black, John Ogden. Includes old Bible. 
Sworn to by Nickolas Coughlin, Adm'r, Jan. 13, 1817. File 11040 G. 

1816, Dec. 7. Cougrle, Charity, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $125.74; made by William Henarie, John B. Allen. 
Sworn to by Joseph Cougle, Adm'r, Dec. 9, 1816. File 2796 J. 

1814, May 22. Courscn, Abraham, of Hardiston Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jemiah, all property, real and personal for life (aftei 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 lOI 

debts are paid). As soon as it is ready, all the leather, and rest of 
personal estate to be sold. She is to bring up children that are now 
under age. At her death, residue to be divided between my sons. 
George William. Richard and Jacob; the other children. David. 
Sarah 'john Anderis Bray, having already had their share, except 
that each is to have $5. Executors— Vantile Coursen. of Frankford. 
and John Van Doren. of Newton. Witnesses— Samuel Lyon. Jonathan 
Denman, Noah King. Proved July 2. 1814. when Vantile Coursen 
signed as Executor. John Van Doren having renounced. 

1814 May 30. Inventory. $713.61; made by Henry Morrison. Samuel 
Lyon ' Includes some leathers and currying tools, blacksmith tools; 
also a separate inventory of the tanyard. $4,565.50; made by same. 

File 1403 b. 

1815, Dec. 6. Coursou, Allan, of Hardwick. Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife Charity, use of residue of personal estate and real estate dur- 
ing widowhood for support of herself and maintenance and educa- 
tion of sons. John Cummins Coursen and William Nixon Coursen. 
All real estate to said sons when 21 and residue of personal estate. 
Executors— wife. Charity*, and father-in-law. Matthias Cummins. 
Witnesses— J. J. Ray. Samuel F. Clark, Peter Smith. Proved Jan. 
31. 1816. 

1816 Jan. 1, 31. Inventory [not totaled]; made by William 
Snook*. James Primrose. A few names in accounts. File 1493 S. 

» Signed by mark. 

1800 Dec. 24. Covehoven, Joseph, of Franklin Twsp.. Somerset 
Co • will of. All debts to be paid. All estate, real and personal, of 
whatever nature to eldest son. John, to hold in trust until youngest 
son Michael, is 21 years or until his death. At that time all estate 
(except slaves and specific legacies) to be equally divided between all 
living children (except daughters, Elizabeth and Elsey, who have 
had their outsets); but if daughters, Mary and Ellen, should marry 
before division of estate, my son. John (who will have same in his 
possession) is to give them their share of same. When Michael is 
of age daughter. Elsey to have the wench. Jane, and daughter, Mary, 
to have the wench, Jude, and Ellen to have Susan. Son. John, the 
dwelling house and buildings, and front part of where I live on the 
Raritan River and to extend back to include 100 acres; also 30 acres 
of woodland. The rest of land lying between said tracts to be sold. 
Out of proceeds therefrom, two shares to each of my sons, Joseph, 
Garret Jeremiah, and Michael, and one share to each of daughters, 
Elizabeth, Elsey. Mary and Ellen. If any of said children should die 
before division is made, his share to his children, or lacking chil- 
dren then to my surviving children. Son. John, to pay debts, 
maintain and educate the children now living with me until they 
attain full age. or marry. Executor— son. John Conover. Wit- 
nesses—Robert Boggs. Sarah Thompson, Ann Dunham. 

1811 Oct 14. Codicil. [To which he signs name as Joseph Con- 
over] ' Revoking part of will ordering middle part of farm to be 
sold and desiring same to be divided between sons, Joseph, Jeremiah 
and Michael, (son. Garret now being dead) they paying to my daugh- 
ters Elizabeth. Elsey. Mary and Ellen and to my granddaughter, 
Mary Conover, each $200. Son, Joseph, is to pay $35 per acre for 
the portion of land deeded to him and on which he has built a house. 



I02 NEW jerse;y post-revolutionary documents 

Witnesses — William P. Deare, Benjamin Runyon, Robt. Boggs. 
Proved May 23, 1814. 

, , — . Inventory, $656.35; made by Martin Beekman, Henry 

King. File 1581 R. 

1812, Nov. 2. Covell, Samuel*, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, all estate, real and personal, for life. 
Trustees of Methodist Meeting called Embley Meeting House, $100, 
if so much remains after death of my wife. To Samuel Covell 
Robins (son of Ezekiel Robins), $200. To the fund of the Methodist 
preachers, all remainder of estate. Executors — wife, Jane and John 
Ely. Witnesses — Ezekiel Robins, Samuel Robins, Richard C. Robins. 
Proved Jan. 19, 1814, when Jane Covell signed as sole acting Ex- 
ecutrix. 

1814, Jan. 12. Inventory, $1,999.32; also the sum of $281.89; made 
by Ezekiel Robins, Nathaniel Cox. File 9088 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, 91ar. 18. Cpvenhov^n [Conover], Dayi<l, of Montgomery Twsp., 
Somerset Co. Int. Inventory, $3,718.69; made by Bernardus Van 
Zandt, Cornelius C. Whitenack. Sworn to by William Duryea. Wil- 
liam A. Griggs, Adm'rs, Mar. 18, 1817. File 1711 R. 

18:^?, Sept. 6. Covenhoven, Eye*, of English Neighborhood, Bergen 
Co., widow; will of. Grandson, Garret Covenhoven, Jr., £100 when 
21 but if he dies before 21, said sum to my son, Garret. Grandson, 
Isaac Harris (son of daughter, Catherine Harris). £6. Granddaugh- 
ter, Elsie (daughter of my son, Peter Covenhoven), £16 when 21. To 
grandchildren, children of my daughter, Rachel Westervelt, and of 
my sons, Jacob, Garret and Peter Covenhoven [all unnamed], includ- 
ing the aforesaid Garret and Elsie, all wearing apparel, household 
furniture and residue of personal and real estate. Son, Garret, to be 
released from interest on sum owing me. Executors — son, John G. 
Benson, and son-in-law, John Harris. Witnesses — John Wortendyke, 
Michael Fisher. 

1816, June 13. Inventory, $773.31; made by Albert A. Westervelt, 
Garret Benson. Sworn to by Jacob Covenhoven* and Garret Coven- 
hoven, Adm'rs, C.T.A., June 20, 1816. File 3700 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

[Eva Berdan married Gerret Bense, Feb. 9, 1754. There was one 
son, John G. Benson. Eve married Samuel Kouwenhoven before 
1768, when their first son, Jacob was baptised Oct. 30, at Schraalen- 
burgh Church. In addition to children named In will there was also 
a son, Hendrick, bp. May 12, 1771, who apparently died young, being 
mentioned in neither the will of his father nor mother. Compiler's 
note.] 

1815, Apr. 24. Covenhoven, Jacob, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., miller; will of. Wife [unnamed], no specific legacy. Son, Aaron, 
bed and bedding, all my undivided half of grist mill and carding 
machine; undivided half of the mill lot; the lot called the Plum and 
Tory with the house, shop and buildings thereon; all my land lying 
east of the road leading from the grist mill to Clover Hill; 30 acres 
of woodland lying south of the road from Clover Hill to the Dutch 
Meeting House. This devise on condition that Aaron pay to his 
sister, Catharine Covenhoven, $1,000 when 21, unless she marries 



CALENDAR OF WIL1.S — 1814-1817 IO3 

before that time; also to pay his mother during widowhood % of 
profits of 1/2 the carding machine. Son, John Cownover, |62.50 over 
what I have advanced him. Son. Jacob Cownover. $125 over what 1 
have advanced him. Daughter. Margaret Schanck, $550. over what I 
have advanced her. Daughter. Mary Covenhoven, interest of $50ff 
during her life unless she marries, in which case the $500 to be paid, 
her within 6 months after marriage; also bed and bedding. 9 silver 
tablespoons. 9 silver teaspoons, she to have a home in my mansion 
house while single. Daughter. Elizabeth Dubois. $150 over what 1 
have advanced her. Daughter. Nelly Schanck. $657. over what I 
have advanced her. Daughter. Catherine Conover. bed and bedding. 
9 tablespoons and 9 teaspoons of silver, she to have a home m 
mansion house while single, and to be maintained until 21 unless 
she marries before that time. Daughter. Jane Covenhoven. bed and 
bedding 9 tablespoons, and 9 teaspoons of silver, and $1,000 wh^n 
21 she 'to have home in mansion house while single. Daughters, 
Sarah and Arintha, each $1,000 when 21. or at marriage; also each 
to have a bed and bedding. 9 tablespoons and 9 teaspoons of silver. 
Son Rulif. my negro boy. Elias. Mother, Mary Conover, to have a 
home and maintenance in mansion house during her life. Sons 
Rulif and Isaac, all the homestead plantation whereon I now dwell 
with all other lands that I may own. to enable them to pay legacies 
and give maintenance to mother, wife and daughters as directed 
herein; also residue of personal property after debts are paid. Ex- 
ecutors—three sons, Rulif. Aaron, and Isaac. Witnesses— J. Phillips, 
John S. Holmes, Daniel Bray. Proved June 22, 1815, when sons 
spelled names as "Conover". File 9130 M. 

1807, May 13. Coveohoven, John, of West Windsor Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co • will of. Son. William. £25. Residue of both real and per- 
sonal estate to be divided between son, William, and daughter. 
Christian Tindall, equally. Executors— son, William Covenhoven, 
and son-in-law, William Tindall. Witnesses— Archibald Campbell, 
Thomas Groom, Anna Ridgway. Proved Oct. 18, 1815, when Executors 
signed as William J. Cownover and William J. Tindall. 

1815 Oct 17. Inventory, $261.96; made by Ezekiel Rogers, Elijah 
Tindal'l. Fil« 10529 L. 

X816, A'ov. 12. Covenhoven, John V., of Readington Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Inventory, $244. 541/2: made by John Farley, Matthias 
Cramer. Sworn to by Garret A. Covenhoven, Adm'r, Nov. 16, 1816. 

File 2797 J. 

181$, July 15. Covenhoven, Lamatie, of West Windsor Twsp.. 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Debts to be paid out of bond due me from 
John G. Bergen, dec'd. Ann (wife oi my son, John), my black silk 
gown. Two daughters, Nelly Hyllier and Elizabeth Chambers, rest 
of wearing apparel. Granddaughter, Lamatie Covenhoven, my Eng- 
lish cupboard, spare bed curtains and bedding, 6 silver teaspoons, 
when 18. Son, David, has previously received his share. All residue 
of all estate to son, John, and he or his heirs are to provide a head- 
stone for my grave and another for his father's grave within one 
year. Executors — son, John Covenhoven, William Post. Witnesses- 
Joseph Walker, Court A. Voorhees, Joseph Hanson. Proved Aug. 7. 
1816 when John R. Covenhoven signed as "one of executors named". 

File 1067$ L. 



I04 NEW JERSEY P0ST-REV0I<UTI0NARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Apr. 20. Coventry, William*, of Belleville, Essex Co.; will of. 
To Hetty Fuldon, $10 which sum Mr. Angus is indebted to me. Ex- 
ecutors to settle my account with firm of Bullus, Decatur and Rucher, 
and balance of same, together with all other estate to be conveyed 
to my father In Ireland, and in case of his death, to my nearest 
relative there. Executors — friends, John McKinley, Robert Maghan. 
Witnesses — John Dow, Alexander Williamson, Arthur Sanderson. 
Proved Apr. 23, 1814, when John McKinley and Robert Maghan (alias 
Meaghen) signed as Executors. File 10831 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Kov. 26. Covert, Cornelius. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; 
made by Christopher Vannostrand, Rinear Vantine. Sworn to by 
Elijah Hog, Adm'r, Nov. 26, 1814, before Samuel Swan, Surrogate of 
Somerset Co. File 1619 R. 

1817, Mar. 5. Cowcll, Ebenezer, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $77.10; made by David Park, Henry Bellerjeau. In- 
cludes surveyor's chain. Sworn to by Samuel Bowlby, Abner Parke. 

File 2865 J. 

1814, July 13. Cox, Aaron, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co. Int. Inventory, $3,399.62; made by Samuel Cook, William An- 
drews. Includes millwright's tools. Sworn to by Thomas Britton, 
Lewis Cox, Adm'rs, Apr. 18, 1815. File 9131 M. 

1815, Mar. 24. Cox, Ann, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., widow. Int. 
inventory [not totaled]; made by Benjamin Yard, Samuel T. Beller- 
jeau. Sworn to by Lewis Cox, Adm'r, Mar. 25, 1815. File 2727 J. 

1816, Feb. 17. Cox, John, Jr., of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,926.52; made by Joshua S. Carl, Hugh Hollins- 
head. Includes goods and chattels at the house lately occupied by 
Sarah Cox, dec'd. Sworn to by Joshua Humphreys, Adm'r, May 28, 
1816. File 12864 C. 

1814, May 17. Cox, Mary, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co. Int. 
Inventory [$749.44]; made by Ferdinand Vanderveer, Samuel J. Brant. 
Sworn to by Dickinson Miller, Adm'r, May 17, 1814. File 1620 R. 

1814, May 25. Cox, Nathaniel, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co. Int. Inventory, $2,880.93; made by Joshua Barker, Thomas Cox. 
Includes blacksmith tools, pair pistols and spurs, carpenter tools. 
Sworn to by William Andrews, Adm'r, Apr. 18, 1815. File 9132 M. 

1805, Dec. 3. Cox, Sarah, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co., 
widow of Thomas Cox; will of. Wearing apparel and household 
furniture to be equally divided between six daughters, Rebeccah 
Mount, Sarah Davison, Ann Cox, Mary Kew [Pew?], Ruth Cox, 
Sarah Cox. After debts are paid, residue to said 6 daughters, and 4 
grandchildren (children of my daughter, Elizabeth Dey), except £20 
which at her request is to be given to my son, Richard Cox. Ex- 
ecutor — son, Thomas Cox. Witnesses — James Cox, Lucretia Cox, Amy 
Potts. Proved Jan. 3, 1815. 

1815, Jan. 2. Inventory, $1,817.82; made by Edward Taylor, John 
Robins. File 9133 M. 



CALENDAR OF VVILIvS 1814-1817 IO5 

1814, Mar. 15. Cox, Sarah, of Moores Town, Chester Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Son, Benjamin Cox, $3,000. Son, John Cox, $3,000; 
also kitchen furniture, including 10 plate stove. Daughter, Abigail 
(wife of Joshua Humphreys), house and lot in Moorestown, con- 
veyed to me by Thomas Hollinshead, it being part of the estate of 
my late husband, William Cox, dec'd; the adjoining lot, purchased 
of Josiah Gibbs and wife; also $1,800; all the furniture in house; 
wearing apparel and my Quarto Bible. All other books to three 
children equally. Bonds owing me from sons, Benjamin and John, 
and from son-in-law, Joshua Humphrey, to be considered part of 
my estate. Residue of all estate, real and personal to said three 
children, equally. Executors — sons, Benjamin Cox, John Cox, son- 
in-law, Joshua Humphrey. Witnesses — Morgan Hollinshead, Samuel 
Wilkins, John Cox. Proved Dec. 9, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 2. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Morgan Hollinshead, 
Samuel Wilkins. File 12802 C. 

1815, Nov. 1. Coxe, Charles, "late of Sidney", Kingwood Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Wilson, 
Ralph Hunt. Includes long list of household furnishings, farming 
utensils and names in accounts. Sworn to by Richard Coxe, 
Nathaniel Saxton, Adm'rs, Aug. 7, 1817. File 2798 J. 

1812, Aug. 8. Cozad, Job, of Frankford Twsp., Sussex Co.; will of. 
My body to be buried near the meeting house where I at this time 
live. "I bequeath the meeting house which I built and named Bethel, 
to the inhabitants of tlie neighbourhood adjacent for the time being 
to be hereafter called the Congregational Meeting house and reserv- 
ing to my heirs forever two Pews therein such as they choose, or as 
long as said house shall be kept for a place to worship God". Wife, 
Hannah, V2 of income of all my estate, real and personal for life, in 
lieu of dower. Daughter, Annah, Tvho married Peter Fisher, $150. 
Daughter, Phebe has been advanced $200 which is her full share. 
Daughter, Hannah, who is married to John Allet, all the lands I 
own adjoining land of John Phillips (excepting two lots bought of 
Benjamin Roe, 10 acres and 7 acres bought of Martin Ryerson). To 
Job Cozad Allet (son of said daughter Hannah), the two lots as 
excepted above and adjoining his mother. Son, Job, also residue 
of lands with farm whereon I live. Son, Nathaniel, $500. Son, Elihu, 
$500. Residue of personal estate (if any), to three sons, equally. 
Executors — friends, John Gustin, Leonard Struble, William Hough. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Roe, Jr., William Roe, Peter L. Struble. 

1812, Aug. 9. Codicil. Four shares in Extension of Union Turn- 
pike road to be kept for the use of ministers of the Gospel that 
shall or may regularly preach in the within named meeting house. 
Witnesses — same. 

, , — . Codicil. Daughter, Hannah, having died, the land 

devised to her, to her sons, William and Job Allet, equally, William 
to have the northwest end and Job the southeast end; also the lots 
excepted out of said lands. In lieu of land bequeathed to son. Job, 
I now give him $1,000. Also, I mean the meeting house to be used 
freely by Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Congregationalists and 
Quakers. The 6 cows and 6 sheep now in possession of John Allet 
to be given to two daughters [unnamed], of my said daughter, 
Hannah. Witnesses — Daniel Predmore, Jr., William A. Gustin, Jacob 
Cary. Proved Sept. 25, 1815. 



I06 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Sept. 26. Inventory, $3,298.20; made by Abraham Bray, John 
B. Beach. Sworn to by Executors, May 28, 1816. File 1462 S. 

1816, Nov. 7. Cozens, Ann. Int. Inventory, $64.62; made by Wil- 
liam C. Tonkin, Barzillai Room. Includes interest of a bond, her 
dower from Robert Newell. Sworn to by Daniel C. Cozens, Adm'r, 
Nov. 7, 1816, before Jacob Glover, Surrogate of Gloucester Co. 

File 3081 H. 

1814, May 3. Cozens, Elizabeth, of Gloucester Town and Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,707.45; made by Isaac Browning, Jeffery Smith. Sworn 
to by Stephen Carmack, Samuel W. Harrison, Admrs, Sept. 27, 1814. 

File 2990 H. 

1814, Augr. 29. Craft, James, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,078.50; made by Levi Norcross, William Deacon. 
Includes Indian corn at Joseph Abraham's, raised on shares. Af- 
firmed by John Deacon, Sr., Aug. 30, 1814. File 12713 C. 

1817, Apr. 23. Crais, Elenor, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
widow; will of. Stones to be placed at graves of myself and late 
husband, Jacob Craig. Friend, Samuel Lummis, remainder of all 
estate and his wife, Sarah, to have my wearing apparel, for their 
care and kindness to me. Executor — said friend, Samuel Lummis. 
Witnesses — David Brown, Elizabeth Brown*, Thomas Murphy. 
Proved Apr. 29, 1817. File 3172 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

, , — . Cral^, Joseph, of Burlington City and Co.; will of. 

All estate, real and personal, to be sold, and debts and legacies paid. 
Remainder to be equally divided between children, John Craig, 
Andrew Craig, Elizabeth Walker, and grandchildren, Elizabeth 
Walker, Andrew Craig Walker, Isabella Poolab Walker and Joseph 
Craig Walker (children of said Elizabeth Walker), and such other 
children as she may have hereafter. The sous' shares to be at 
interest, for their maintenance, and shares of either who might die 
without lawful issue to the survivor. To Thomas Miller (a man of 
colour), $12. Executors — John Hoskins, Charles Ellis. Witnesses — 
George Aaronson, Joseph Hollinshead, Joseph Mcllvaine. Proved 
June 11, 1814. 

1814. May 10. Inventory, $267.25; made by Gilberthorpe Earl. 
George Aaronson. Affirmed Aug. 10, 1820. File 12714 C. 

1817, May 20. Craig, Mary, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Mother, Betsey Craig, $20. Brother, James Craig, a suit of 
clothes and to his daughter, Elizabeth, bed and bedding. To Susan 
Craig (daughter of Robert Craig), a bed and bedding. Clothing to 
daughters of 4 brothers [all unnamed]. Residue, equally, to Joseph 
Craig, William Craig, each ^4. and % to children of James Craig and 
other ^ to children of Robert Crai^ when they are 21. Executors — 
friends, William Demun, Joseph Craig. Witnesses — John Eick, Philip 
Hiler. Proved Aug. 29, 181'7. 

1817, Aug. 15. Inventory $664.93; made by John Elck, Philip Hiler. 

File 2866 J. 

181IS, June 1. Crammer, John, of Washington Tvjrsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $806.29; made by Jonathan Johnson, Nickolas 



CAI.ENDAR OF WIIvI^S 1814-1817 Ip7 

Sooy, Jr. Includes % the sail boat, scow, seine and warps, swift 
boat, oyster tong-s. Sworn to by John Crammer, Daniel S. Crammer, 
Adm'rs, Aug. 8, 1815. File 12803 C. 

1814, Apr. 4. Crane, Azariah, of Caldwell, Essex Co. Int. Inven- 
tory [not totaled]; made by John E. Courier, David Harrison. In- 
cludes tailor's goose, spoon moulds. Sworn to by Ira Crane, one of 
Adm'rs, Apr. 18, 1815. File 10896 G. 

1815, Apr. 8. Crane, Daniel P., of Hanover Tvyrsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $256. 661/2; made by Thomas Osborn, John Dehart. In- 
cludes Bible. Sworn to by John Crane, Ralph Crane, Adm'rs, Apr. 
15, 1815. File 1589 N. 

1816, May 5. Crane, Isaac, of Orange, Essex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$3,080.93%; made by Abijah Harrison, Moses R. Gardner. Includes 
an item "one annuity obligation of seven years, 264 days, standing, 
the rate of $375 per y?ar — % part supposed desperate". Sworn to 
by Lewis Crane, Adm'r, May 27, 1816. File 10969 G. 

1814, June 18. Crane, Jacob, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, $40 in addition to what is given in our marriage con- 
tract. Son, Noah, house and lot of l^s acres where I live as pur- 
chased of Isaac Crane; also 4 acres adjoining the road opposite 
Stephen Meeker's [description given]; also $1,500 in lieu of % my 
mill at Sodom lately sold. Son, Jacob, house and land where he 
now lives (about 3 acres). To 2 sons, Caleb and Nehemiah Crane, 
$600. Two daughters, Elizabeth (wife of Andrew Passell), and 
Abigail (wife of Elias Winans), each $200 and to daughter, Mary 
(wife of Samuel Crane), $200. Residue, after debts are p|aid, to sons, 
Noah and Jacob. Executors — 2 sons, Noah, Jacob and nephew, Isaac 
Crane. Witnesses— Gedediah Damon, Samuel Sayers, Jehiel Force 
Proved June 27, 1817. 

1817, June 17. Inventory, $4,041.62 1^; made by Moses Chandler. 
Jehiel Force. A few names in accounts, debt due from Jonathan 
Crane of Broom Co., in New York State. File 11041 G. 

1815, Aug:. 22. Crane, Jeptha, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Margery, 
all household furniture, 2 cows, 1 horse, interest of $6,000 for sup- 
port of herself and my daughter, Jane, the principal to be paid to 
Jane when 21. Jane also to have land in Singack when 21. Father 
[unnamed], all lands (with exceptions) and after his death, same to 
my brothers, Timothy, Elias and Zenas S. Crane, and sisters, Nancy 
Pierson, Hannah Crane, Abigail Crane and Polly Crane. To friends, 
Noah Sayre, Daniel D. Beach, Zenas S. Crane and Matthias Smith,' 
all my Interest in West Bloomfield Cotton Factory with houses and 
lands thereunto belonging, as joint tenants, in trust to sell the 
sam^ and pay all my debts. To executors in trust, $300 for use of 
Joannah, and $300 for Eliza (daughters of my brother, Thomas). 
Brother, Zenas, lot of salt meadow. Executors — Noah Sayre, Daniel 
D. Beach, Zenas S. Crane, Matthias Smith. Witnesses — Justus Bald- 
win, Linus Baldwin, Michael Osborn. Proved Aug. 28, 1815. 

File 10897 G. 

1814, Mar. 21. Crane, J^hn G., of Westfleld Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $966,081^; made by Samuel Downer, Sylvenus Peirson. 



I08 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Includes uniform suit, sword and musket, Bible. Sworn to by Sil- 
vanus Peirson, Jr., one of Adm'rs, Dec. 21, 1814. File 108.32 G. 

1817, Aug. 31. Crane, Oliver, of Bloomfield, Essex Co.; "aged about 
53 years"; will of [Nuncupative]. Having received a mortal wound 
in the breast from the kick of a horse near the Presbyterian Meeting 
House in Caldwell, was carried to the house of Rev. Mr. Grover, 
where he recovered his recollection and bade persons present to 
take notice while he made his will. Married daughter, Lydia Crane, 
$100. Son, Fordham, his horse; and all real estate to be divided 
equally between his sons. Wife [unnamed], his household goods and 
2 cows. Next two oldest sons, (understood to be Amos and Zophar 
Crane), the rest of horses and cattle. Having thus made his will 
the testator "died in a few minutes, apparently in possession of his 
senses". Witnesses — Mrs. Sarah Fordham, Joanna Crane (Mrs. 
Zadock), and Joseph S. Dodd. 

1817, Dec. 27. Testament of Philemon Bates as to above state- 
ments. Notation on reverse: "Engrossed, Probated and Recorded". 
[No date.] File 11042 G. 

1813, Mar. 24. Cravan, James*, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Debts 
to be paid by son, Ezekiel. Daughter, "Mathew" [Martha?] (wife of 
John Megee), $5. Son, Ezekiel, all real estate and rest of moveable 
estate, he providing for my son, Samuel. Executor — son, Ezekiel. 
Witnesses — William Toan, Richard Green*, Dennis Driskel*. Proved 
Dec. 16, 1815. File 10530 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

[These witnesses lived in South Amboy Twsp. Testator probably 
lived same place. Compiler's note.] 

1800, May 23. Crawford, Henry, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co.; will 
of. W^ife, Elizabeth, % proceeds of personal estate and any room 
she chooses in my house for life, all in lieu of dower. Son, Joseph, 
that part of my plantation whereon I live, adjoining Moses Branson, 
or if he should die before me, same to his children. To children [un- 
named], of my deceased son, Samuel, proceeds of sales of rest of 
said land, equally. Daughter, Elizabeth Warrick, $267. Nephew, 
Samuel Crawford, $200. Son, Joseph, residue, after debts are paid, 
he providing firewood for his mother. Executors — son, Joseph, 
friend, Christopher Sickler. Witnesses — George R. Gardiner, Jonas 
Burnet, Joseph Griffeth. 

1816, Aug. 3. Inventory, $1,937.26; made by David S. Bassett, John 
C. Warner. Includes carpenter tools. File 3083 H. 

1802, Nov. 13. Crawford, John, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Jane Crawford, \^ of profits of all 
lands in Bethlehem and Kingwood Twsps., bed and bedding, with 
£40 over my other daughters; also my chest, looking glass. Daugh- 
ter (wife of James Wilson), % of profits of said lands. Daughter, 
Esther (wife of Andrew Wilson), other % of said profits. Grandson, 
John Crawford Wilson (son of James), 100 acres in Miama Country 
(being soldier's rights bought by me). To Crawford Wilson (son of 
Andrew), 100 acres in same as aforesaid; but if either should die 
before 21, his share to Joseph Wilson (son of James). If both should 
so die, said lands to three daughters equally. Execvjtors — sons-in- 
law, James Wilson, Andrew Wilson. "Witnesses — Thomas Foster, 
Samuel Lare, Jacob Cook. Proved Jan. 30, 1815. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 IO9 

1815, Jan. 31. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Clement Bonnell, 
Harbert Rudebock*. File 2728 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, June 27. Crawford, Joseph, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,138.63; made by Jacob Sickler, David S. Bassett. 
Sworn to by John Albertson, Adm'r, Oct. 7, 1817. File 3131 H. 

1812, June 6. Crawford, W^illiani, Sr., of Montague Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catharine, bed and bedding, $15 in addition to 
her right of dower. Son, William, all lands, including the land I 
hold by possession, subject to right of dower of his mother, my wife. 
Son, Moses, $15. Four daughters, Hannah, Polly, Elizabeth and 
Amy, each, $15. Executors — son, William, and friend, James Stoll. 
Witnesses — John Smith, Samuel Hull, Adelaide Hull. Proved Nov. 
28, 1815. 

1815. Nov. 16. Inventory, $250,061/2 1 made by Isaac Everitt, Marshall 
Everitt. File 1463 S. 

1814, Dec. 29. Cresse, Deborah, of Cumberland Co. Int. Letters 
of Administration to Elizabeth Bowen. Bondsmen, Jacob Sickler, 
Richard Garrison. [Deceased is called Deborah S. Cresse, the "S" 
crossed out on face of bond, but left in the jurat of Adm'x]. 

File 1673 F. 

1815, Feb. 10. Cresse, Deborah. Int. Inventory, $11.30; made by 
John Mustard, Stratton Bishop. Includes large Bible. Sworn to by 
Elisabeth Bowen, Adm'x, Feb. 20, 1815, before S. M. Shute, Surrogate 
of Cumberland Co. File 1730 F. 

1815, May 17. Cresse, Israel, of Bridgeton, Hopewell Twsp., Cum- 
berland Co. Int. Inventory, $693.35; made by Stephen Miller, David 
Lupton. Sworn to by Daniel Harris, Jr., Dan. Simkins, Adm'rs, Aug. 
2, 1815. File 1731 F. 

1816, Jan. 10. Cresse, Jacob, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Ruhama, in lieu of dower, use and benefit of land adjoining Jere- 
miah Sayre and Joseph Falkinburg; also a piece on the Main Road 
[description given] with the appurtenances, except V3 the barn and 
weaver shop; firewood for life; $100, 1 cow and calf, bed and bedding, 
6 pewter plates; all my black people, namely. Prudence, Bethany, 
Marshal, Alphus, Angeline (all Seagraves) ; also % of personal estate 
after debts are paid. Son, Jacob, wearing apparel, 140 acre tract 
lying on west of my plantation in Upper Twsp., [description given], 
adjoining Enoch Smith, Jeremiah Sayre; use of all improved lands 
not herein devised, 70 acres [description given] ... to a corner of 
the graveyard . . . and he is to move the weaver shop onto his own 
land; also the land given to my wife, after her death. At his death, 
the 70 acres to Richard Foster Cresse (son of Ruhamah Foster). 
Also to son, Jacob, cedar swamp purchased of Jonathan Edwards 
on Feb. 10, 1778; also a sage Island, purchased of Jacob Spicer on 
May 7, 1796. Daughter, Jane (wife of Carl Shaw), use of lot of land 
[description given] adjoining Joseph Ludlum Hand, Christian Worm 
and James Diverty (25 acres), and at her death, same to grandson, 
James Shaw. Daughter, Lydia (wife of Amos Edwards), use of 30 
acres of land adjoining above [description given]; also 106 perches, 



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for life and at her death to grandson, Jacob Edwards. To Richard 
Foster Cresse, my right in cedar swamp at foot of Wiggins Branch, 
purchased of Enoch and John Townsend and their wives, Apr. 19, 
1806 and his guardian to be Nickolas Scott who is to teach him his 
own trade. If he should die before 21, leaving no issue, said 70 
acres to be divided between heirs of my son, Jacob, Jacob Edwards 
and James Shaw. Residue of personal estate to three children 
equally. Executors — friends, Niclcolas Willets, Joshua Swaim. Wit- 
nesses — Jeremiah Sayre, Enoch Smith, Sarah Smith. Proved Feb. 23, 
1816. 

1816, Feb. 26. Intrentbry, $598.10; nlade by David Townsend, Jere- 
miah Sayre. File 908 E. 

1814, Feb. 23. Cresson, John A., of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
gentleman: will of. Brother, Joshua Cresson, $500. Brother, Samuel 
Cresson, piece of woodland bought of Moses Watson. Emlen (son of 
my brother, Samuel), piece of woodland purchased of Thomas Banks. 
"To Treasurers of female Society for improving the conditions of 
poor (who have kept a room up an alley above 2nd in Arch Street, 
back of Joseph Drinker's dwelling)", $100. To Aimwell School in 
Philadelphia, $100. Mary Bryant of Philadelphia, $100. To John A. 
Cresson Trantwlne of Philadelphia, $300 to be put to interest by his 
father, William Trantwine, until the child is 21. Residue of all 
estate to sister, Sarah Cresson. Executors — friend, John Gill and 
kinsman, Thomas Redman, Jr. Witnesses — Thomas Redman, Thomas 
Githens, Thomas A. Alexander. Proved Aug. 31, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 29. Inventory, $13,684.81; made by Thomas Redman, 
Thomas Githens. File 2991 H. 

1817, Feb. 17. Crevellngr, John W., of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,549.82; made by Elijah Warne, John Eveland. 
Sworn to by Sophia Creveling, Robert Thomson, Adm'rs, Feb. 18, 
1817. File 1518 S. 

1813, Dec. 16. Crlm, Peter, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory, $4,417.80i/& ; made by Samuel P. Paul, Aaron Wood. In- 
cludes flat market boat and batteau. Affirmed by John Rambo, Feb. 
2, 1814. File 2992 H. 

1817, Sept. 5. Crisnian, Charles, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,487.17; made by Isaac Read, William Allen. In- 
cludes blacksmith tools, a stud horse. Sworn to by Isaac Crisman, 
Wm. Hankinson, Adm'rs, Sept. 12, 1817. File 1517 S. 

1806, Nov. 13. Crispin, Caleb, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use and profits of all estate, after debts are 
paid, during her widowhood. After her death or marriage, all said 
lands to my son, John, he paying to my daughter, Elizabeth Haines, 
$800. Executors — wife, Mary, during her widowhood, and son, John. 
Witnesses — Thomas Dudley, Job Haines, Hinchman Haines. Proved 
Feb. 8, 1815, when John Crispin signed as executor. 

1815, July 2. Inventory, $1,172.79 1,^; made by Samuel Matlack, Job 
Haines. File 12804 C. 

1816, Sept. 27. Crispin, Paul, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by William Stockton, Samuel W. 



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Clement. Includes carpenter tools. Sworn to by Rebekah Crispin, 
Adm'x. Sept, 27. 1816. File 12865 C. 

1814, Dec. 31. Crlsty, Charles, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $84.35; made by Amos Bassett, Jno. Johnson. Sworn to by 
Joseph Y. Miller, Adm'r, Jan. 9, 1815. File 1611 S. 

1816, Dec. 30. Cronce, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $395.56; made by John Mcf arson, John A. King. Sworn to 
by William Risler, Adm'r, Jan. 1, 1817. File 2867 J. 

, , — . Crossinan, Jacob, of "Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. 

Int. Inventory (including things sold at vendue and clothes kept 
for the orphan children of said Grossman, and cash in hands of ad- 
ministrator), $246.08; made by Samuel Jno. Field, James Faurot. 
Sworn to by Stephen Bedell, Adm'r, May 2, 1814. File 1408 S. 

1814, May 13. Crowell, Aaron, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by Joseph Pierson, Abner Crowell. 
Includes Vi of sawmill, gun and bayonet. Sworn to by Job Crowell, 
Adm'r, Feb. 23, 1815. File 10898 G. 

1815, Sept. 9. Crowell, Enos. Int. Inventory, $255.85%; made by 
Eleazer Bruen, Ichabod Carman. Sworn to by Amos Peirson, one of 
Adm'rs, May 13, 1816, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. 

File 10970 G. 

1813, Dec. 15. Crowell, David, of Lower Twsp., Cape May Co.; will 
of. Wife, Lydia, use and benefit of all estate whereon I now live 
(near the Presbyterian Meeting House), during widowhood; also all 
personal estate to be at her disposal. After her death or marriage, 
same to my three children, Furman, Sidney, and Elizabeth Davis, 
Furman to have i/^ of said lands and other % to other two, equally, 
the said daughters, Sidney Crowell and Elizabeth Davis. Executrix — 
wife, Lydia. Witnesses — Sarah Edmonds, Aaron Edmonds, John P. 
Yates. Proved Jan. 3, 1816. 

1816, Jan. 3. Inventory, $1,606.45; made by Spicer Hughes, Isaac 
Smith. File 90t E. 

1806, Sept. 1. Crowell, Jaiie, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., "being- 
advanced in years"; will of. To the Methodist Church of the Wood- 
bridge Circuit, $250. Francis Potter (son of Ichabod Potter, Esij.), 
$125. To Jane Potter (daughter of same), $125; also all my house- 
hold furniture. Phebe Barron, $125 and my books. To William 
Crowell (son of Edward of Rahway Neck), $125. To Joanna Barron 
(daughter of my brother, Joseph Barron), $50. To Charles Young 
(son of Dr. Young, of Staten Island), $50. To Sarah Merick (daugh- 
ter of R. M. Merick, dec'd), $50. To four nieces, Joanna Tucken, 
Martha Croes, Anna Randal and Polly Potter, my clothing. My negro 
girl, Moria, who is at service in New Brunswick, to be freed in 1824, 
and at that time to have $25 in clothing or bedding. Executor — 
friend, Ichabod Potter, Esq. Witnesses — Philip Brown, James E. 
Parker, Richard Wright. Proved Oct. 4, 1815. File 10531 L. 

1814, ^ept. 15. Crowell, Silas. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made 
by Thomas Darling, Joshua Conklin. Includes one officer's sword. 
Sworn to by Agness Crowell, Adm'x, July 2, 1814, before David 
Thompson, Jr., Surrogate of Morris Co. File 1542 N. 



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1814, Feb. 24. Cubberly, William T., of East Windsor Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, lot of land adjoining Joseph 
Walls and R. Chambers, and the road leading- from Vandivers Tavern 
to Esq. James; also 2 beds and bedding, desk, bureau, 8 chairs, look- 
ing glass, all things in parlor bofat, andirons, shovel and tongs, 
kitchen furniture as she chooses; also 2 tables, 2 cows, during 
widowhood; also $1,000. Son, Elijah, lands on road to Wright's 
sawmill, adjoining Joseph Tindall; also $400. Son, David, land 
adjoining James Cubberly and Cornelius Vorhice, Daniel Hutchinson 
and Charles Reed. All other lands, and moveable estate to be .sold 
and debts paid. Residue to be equally divided between daughters 
[unnamed] and should any of them die before receiving their share, 
such share to their children. Executors — two sons, Elijah, David, 
and friend, David Cubberly. Witnesses — Zedekiah McCabe, Joseph 
Roszel, Nathan Davis. Proved Mar. 9, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 3. Inventory, $6,997.71; made by William W. Cubberly, 
John James. File 10460 L. 

1815, Nov. 10. Cullin, William, of Maurice River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,251.25; made by John Chambers, Philip Rice. In- 
cludes sloop "Dolphin". Sworn to by Eavis Cullin, Adm'x, Nov. 21, 
181.^. Receipts (11 in number) through 1816 and 1817 Include one 
from Avis Cullen as guardian of John Cullin and Spencer Cullin; one 
from James Cullin being his "distribution" of the estate; one from 
Thomas Henderson, being his fee for division of real estate; one 
from Avis Cullin signed by Daniel Robinson, one of managers of 
Cumberland and Cape May Meadow Company, as tax for the heirs; 
one signed by Stephen Willis, his fee for surveying estate for heirs; 
one from John Chance and signed by George Elkinton as his fee for 
division of real estate: one signed by Robert Bell for expense as 
Commissioner of Real Estate: one from Benony Muncy as distribu- 
tion of share of estate and a list of things [undated] under name of 
Spencer C. Cullin, including the sloop "Dolphin". [It may be his 
share of the estate.] File 1732 F. 

1814, Oct. 13. Cnmmings, John, of Independence, Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $3,618.67; made by Joseph Tindall, James Hoagland. Sworn 
to by Mary Cummins, Adm'x, Oct. 24, 1814. File 1464 S. 

, , — . Curry, Isaac, of Newark, Essex Co., "late of City 

of New York"; will of. Sisters, Phebe Curry and Betsey Beach, and 
brother, Samuel Curry, all my lot of salt meadow (16 acres) and 
land on the Newark and Pompton turnpike (4 acres) to be equally 
divided. Executors — brother, David Curry, and brother-in-law, 
Thomas Beach. Witnesses — James Tichenor, John E. Rieckel, Jesse 
B. Johnson. Proved Aug. 7, 1815. File 10899 G. 

1814, Dec. 23. Cnrry, W^illiam, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, In lieu of dower, 2 rooms in house, 2 beds and bedding, 
case of drawers, corner cupboard, 6 chairs, all pewter ware, table, 
other household goods as she chooses. Sons, John and William, to 
have plantation, equally, John having the part whereon he now lives, 
and V/illiam having the part whereon I live. John to supply wood 
and grain to his mother, and William to pay her $40 yearly during 
widowhood. Residue of personal estate to be sold and proceeds 
divided equally between daughters, Mary Niewkirk, and Sarah Ire- 



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dell. Executors — 2 sons, John and William. Witnesses — William C. 
England, John Barber, John Arthur. Proved Dec. 10, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 27. Inventory, $677.25; made by Eleazer Mayhew, John 
Arthur. Pile 3347 Q. 

, , — . Curtis, Abigail, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 

Int. Inventory, $457.40; made by Timothy Titus, Cornelius Hoff. 
Affirmed by John Stockdale, Adra'r, Oct. 21, 1814. Pile 2653 J. 

1815, Apr. 6. Curtis, David, Sr., of Howell, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $911.52; made by John Bailey, James Morris. Includes 
book accounts, no names given. Sworn to by David Curtis, Jr., 
Adm'r, Apr. 7, 1815. Pile 9134 M. 

1813, Nov. 21. Curtis, Thonia.-it, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, house and lot, and household furnishings, 
where I now dwell, during widowhood, and at her death or marriage, 
to be divided between 3 children, Margaret, Thomas and Isaac Antrim 
Curtis, equally; and in case of the death of my son, Antrim, his 
share to "his little child, Emma, who now resides with me". My 
half of the stills to be sold. My carpenter and joiner tools to two 
•sons. Residue of personal estate to be sold. Interest from all pro- 
ceeds to wife during life. Executors — two sons, Thomas Curtis, and 
Isaac Antrim Curtis. Witnesses — Caleb Clothier, Thomas C. Trotter, 
John Neale. Proved Aug. 2, 1814, when Thomas Curtis signed as 
Executor. 

1S14. Aug. 1. Inventory, $286. 621^; made by James Coppuck, 
Andrew Davis. Pile 12715 C. 

1813, Oct. 20. Curtis, Tliomas*, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., tanner; will of. Daughter, Sarah Taylor, bed and bedding. Son, 
Abel, first choice of three ten plate stoves, 2 beds and bedding; also 
part of the farm where I now live for life and if he should die 
without children, same to John; also all household and kitchen 
furniture. Son, Benjamin, stove, bed and bedding. Grandson, John 
Curtis, stove, bed and bedding. Granddaughter, Athaliah Taylor, a 
chest of drawers. The plot of ground in Baptist town now occupied 
as my family burying ground to be kept by the family as such. Vio 
off the end of the acre lot (now in dispute between me and my son, 
Thomas) to the public for a school house. Rest of said lot to son, 
Thomas. Son, Benjamin, a part also of the home plantation. I desire 
Benjamin and Abel to live together and have equal privilege to my 
dwelling house. My clock and large cupboard to remain in said 
house. All residue to two sons, Abel and Benjamin. Executors — 
said sons, Abel and Benjamin, and Peter Leonard. Witnesses — 
Ichabod Oliver, Abraham Van Sickle, David Oliver. Proved October 
20, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 22. Inventory, $807.34; made by Joseph Webster, Henry 
Rockafellow. File 2654 J. 

• Signed by mark. 

1808, Oct. 10. Cuyper, Aert, of New Barbadoes Precinct, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Four daughters, Catelintye (wife of Gerret Durie, Esq.), 
Elizabeth (widow), Maria (wife of Jacob Debaun), and Carstina 
(wife of Arie Ackerman), all moveable estate. Daughter, Maria, all 
lands 80 acres), she paying $3,758 to other three daughters. If any 



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one should die without heirs, survivors to have her share. Ex- 
ecutors — two sons-in-law, Gerret Durie, Jacob Debaun. Witnesses — 
Cornelius C. Cooper, Lucas Van Voorhasen, James C. Cooper. Proved 
Nov. 16, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 11. Inventory, $5,103.62; made by Joast Demarest, 
Casparus Demarest. Includes Dutch Bible. File 3C25 B. 

1816, Dec. 31. Cymer, George*, of Wantage, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Abbe, all household goods and chattels for life; maintenance 
from the farm. Son, John II, the horse called "Dorchester". Four 
sons, Peter, Adam, John and George, all real estate and farming 
utensils equally. Daughter, Susan Rutan, $100. Daughter, Anna 
Schofleld, $100. Executors — 2 sons, Peter and Adam, and Joel Croel. 
Witnesses — Jesse Gustin, Jonathan Bedell, Richard Ayers. Proved 
Jan. 30, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 9. Inventory, $169.99; made by George Bockoven, Joseph 
Beamer. File 1519 S. 

* Signed by marK. 

1813, Mar. 9. Cymer, Peter*, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Elder brother, George Cymer, all lands for life. If ray elder 
sister, Christeen, should ever come to want, she shall be supported 
out of my real estate and after their deaths, said lands to brother's 
four sons, Peter, Adam, John and George. After debts are paid, bed 
and bedding, and table, to nephew, George Cymer. To Mary Bock- 
oven (daughter of Jacob Bockoven), a cow. Rest to be sold and 
money divided between 4 sons of my brother (as named), and Daniel 
and Peter Rutan (sons of Samuel Rutan), and Lewis (son of Anna 
Cymer). Executors — Jesse Gustin, William Tuthill. Witnesses — 
Samuel Hough, John Bedell, Benjamin Tuthill. Proved Feb. 16, 1814, 
when Jesse Gustin signed as Executor, the "other one having re- 
nounced". 

1814, Feb. 12. Inventory, $401.84; made by George Bockoven, 
Jonathan Dunning. File 1410 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 7. Cypher, Jacoli, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $1,600.25; made by Philip Mouring, Thomas Lomanason 
[Lomerson]. Sworn to by John Cyphers, Adm'r, May 14, 1814. 

File 1409 S. 

1815, Dec. 20. Dalbow, Israel. Int. Inventory, $1,030.39; made by 
Philip Curridan, Samuel Lippincott. Includes ships carpenter tools. 
Sworn to by Mary Dolbow*, Adm'x, Dec. 23, 1815, before Dan'l Gar- 
rison, Surrogate of Salem Co. File 3229 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, June 10. Dalriniple, Eleaaior, of Frankfort Twsp., Sussex Co., 
"being advanced in years"; will of. My sons, John and Brice Dal- 
rimple have been provided for. Daughter, Jane (wife of Benjamin 
Dieke), a horse, saddle and bridle, spinning wheel, and gown. Son, 
James Dalrimple, $100; also album of John Bunyan'a Works; also 
$25 in trust, the interest thereof for use of my son, Israel Dalrimple, 
or his children. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of John Phillips), bed 
and bedding; iron kettle, a gown and large dining table. Daughter, 
Anna (wife of William Phillips), cupboard, pair andirons, shovel and 



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tongs, pewter ware and 3 chairs. Granddaughter, Lucetta Briant, 
an under bed and bedding, quilts which she had made since living 
with me; also a table, pewter ware, iron pot, dough tray and spin- 
ning wheel. Granddaughter, Fanny Horton, bed and bedding. To 
Anna and Margaret Phillips (daughters of John Phillips), each a 
long gown, and to their sister, Huldah, my small spinning wheel. 
Granddaughter, Moriah Drake, a quilt. Ellenor Dalrimple (daughter 
of my son, Israel), a table cloth and to her sister, Desire, a heifef. 
Grandson, Joseph Sylcocks, 4 sheep, to be put out on shares until he 
is 21 or able to take charge of them himself. To Peter Huffman, a 
creditor of my son, Israel, a cow. Residue of estate to daughters, 
Jane, Elizabeth and Anna. Executor — William A. Ryerson. Wit- 
nesses — John B. Beach, William Roe. Proved Jan. 3, 1816. 

1815, Nov. 11. Inventory, $629.28; made by John Gustin, Abraharti 



Bray. 



File 1495 S. 



1814, Oct. 5. Dalmmple, John, of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co., Int. 
Inventory, $1,451.87; made by Imla Drake. Jr., Garret Lacy. Sworn 
to by Thomas Dalrymple, John Bellis, Adm'rs, Nov. 8, 1814. Elenor 
Derumple. widow of John Derumple, dec'd, declined to administer 
said estate. File 1512 S. 

1815, July 24. Dalrymple, Aaron P., of Middletown. Monmouth Co., 
doctor. Int. Inventory, £600.4.8 1/2 ($1,506.58) ; made by Joseph Taylor, 
David Forman. Consists entirely of long list of names in accounts. 
Sworn to by Isaac Van Dorn, Adm'r, July 25, 1815. File 9135 M. 

1813, Aug. 16. Daniels, John, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. All estate to be sold, debts paid and residue divided between 
children [unnamed], the sons having two shares and daughters, one 
share. Any amounts, or articles advanced to them to be deducted 
from their shares. The sum of $533.33 to be deducted also from 
share of my son, John, according to an agreement made May 19, 1807. 
Share of any child dying under age to their children. Executors- 
friends, William Wood, Joseph V. Clark. They also to be guardians 
to my daughter, Phebe Daniels until she is 18. Witnesses — Isaiah 
Scott, Samuel Smith, William Jones. Proved June 24, 1814. 

1814, May 9. Inventory, $2,362.59; made by John Pierson, Daniel 
England. Includes coat with silver buttons. File 2993 H. 

1813, Sept. 2. Dan.ser, Abiah*, of Nottingham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, [unnamed] profits of all estate to enable her to maintain 
and educate my children until my daughter [unnamed] is 18, and 
my sons [unnamed] arrive to 21 (if she remains my widow). If she 
should marry before children are of age, my Executors to put three 
youngest sons to trades. When youngest child is 21, rest of my 
estate to be divided between wife (if still my widow) and children 
equally. Son, Ezekiel his choice of horses. Executors— friends, 
Alison Ely, John Chamberlain. Witnesses — Joshua Wright, Jr., 
Sarah Anderson. Geo. Anderson. Proved Mar. 9. 1814. when Allison 
Ely signed as Executor. 

1814 Mar. 16. Inventory, $2,749.56; made by Geo. Anderson, Joshua 
Wright, Jr. File 12716 C. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1815, Feb. 22. Darby, William, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. "Wife, Phebe, riding chair, brown mare and harness, cow, bed 
and bedding; also interest of $300 to begin in one year after her 2nd 
marriage and for life; which annuity I give in lieu of dower. After 
her death, the $300 to be equally divided between children or their 
heirs; she is to have use of all moveable estate, after debts are 
paid; use of homestead plantation during widowhood, provided she 
bring up and educate my six youngest children, William, Rachel, 
Mary, Saly, Marsh, and Debroann, until of age; also use of salt 
meadow. Two sons, William and Marsh Darby, $500 equally. Lot 
of land, formerly John M. Clark's, to be sold. This adjoins Benjamin 
Cory, Daniel Mage, estate of John N. Olive and road from Elias 
Williams to Barnett's Mills. Seven children, Levi Darby and others 
as named, the homestead farm (73 acres) and salt meadow (10 acres), 
after death or marriage of said widow. Executors — brother, John 
Darby, Jr., and son, Levi Darby. Witnesses — Jonathan Squier, 
Samuel B. Miller, John Marsh Clark. Proved Apr. 4, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 3. Inventory, $1,545.27; made by Samuel B. Miller, John 
Marsh Clark. File 10900 G. 

1814, Sept. 6. Dare, David, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $921.45; made by Isaac Mulford, William Sheppard. Sworn 
to by Mary Dare, Adm'x, Nov. 29, 1814. File 1G74 F. 

1815, Nov. 29. Davenport, Cornelius. Int. Inventory, $593.00; made 
by John H. Stanborough, William Headley. Sworn to by Enos Daven- 
port, John C. Davenport, Adm'rs, Dec. 5, 1815, before David Thomp- 
son, Surrogate of Morris Co. File 1590 N. 

1814, May 25. David, Major, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
"man of colour". Int. Inventory, $15.12; made by David Sheppard, 
Ebenezer Padgitt. Sworn to by Providence L. Sheppard, Adm'r, Apr. 
18, 1815. File 1733 F. 

1813, Aug. 29. Davids, Sarah, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
widow and relict of Hugh Davids; will of. Friend, Ann Cox, £50. 
Grandson, Albert David Laing, a gold watch. Hugh David Bennet, 
a silver watch. To Eleanor Brewer and Nancy Noe, each, six silver 
teaspoons. Residue, both real and personal to two children, Catherine 
Greenleafe (wife of Hugh Laing), and Benjamin Davids. Executors — 
son, Benjamin, and son-in-law, Hugh Laing. Witnesses — Jesse Ben- 
net, Ann Cox, Joseph Shotwell, Jr. Proved Jan. 31, 1814. 

Pile 10461 L. 

1815, Au|?. 23. Davidson, Robert, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, interest of all estate, real and personal, during 
life, for support of herself and the children. At her death, said 
estate to my children, one share to each of daughters, Kitty, Ann, 
Maria, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, and sons, Benjamin, Robert, 
Samuel and William. Executrix — wife, Ann. Witnesses — John L. 
Stratton, Samuel Clark, John Neale. Proved Nov. 29, 1815. 

Pile 12805 C. 

1817, Ang. 19. Davis, Abijab, of Millville Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,919,171^; made by Ezekiel Poster, Jeremiah Strat- 
ton. Sworn to by Virgil M. Davis, Adm'r, Aug. 21, 1817. 

File 1821 P. 



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1815, Apr. 28. Davis, Abraham, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $770.55; made by Cornelius Cruser, Abm. F. Van 
Arsdalen. Includes Ys Pew in Harlingen Cliurch. Sworn to by 
James Stryker, Abraham Van Andal, Adm'rs, Apr. 28, 1815. 

File 1626 R. 

1811, Apr. 11. Davis, Bradway, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rhoda, % of moveable property. After debts 
are paid, rest of personal estate to be equally divided among chil- 
dren, Bradway, Uriah, Unice Woodruff, Phebe Fithian, Nancy Conklin, 
Mary Ireland, Rachel Wick and John. To John, also, all lands sub- 
ject to his mother's right of dower. Executors — wife, Rhoda*, and 
son, John. Witnesses — David O. Garrison, William Moore, Ruth 
Moore. Proved May 3, 1816. 

1816, May 7. Inventory, $276.20; made by David O. Garrison, Elijah 
D. Wiley. File 1776 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. 24. Davis, Daniel, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,127.97; made by Thomas Stratton, John Davis. 
Includes rent due from Amos Harris. Sworn to by Abigail Davis, 
Adm'x, May 4, 1815. File 1735 F. 

1815, Feb. 20. Davis, Dicliinson, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $585.97; made by David Sheppard, Jacob West, 
Sr. Sworn to by Charles Davis, Lavinia Davis, Adm'rs, June 6, 1815. 

File 1734 F. 

1817, Sept. 8. Davis, Blisha, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Hannah, $300; also bed and bedding, case of 
drawers; also use of real estate until youngest daughter, Vashti, is 
21, all in lieu of dower. Residue of estate to be divided equally 
between 9 children, Rebekah, Esther, Elisha, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ruth, 
Jonah, Hannah, and Vashti Davis, as they become of age. When 
Vashti is 21, all real estate to be sold. Executors — son, Elisha Davis, 
friend, David Davis. Witnesses — Isaac R. Clawson, Bazillai Lott, 
William Adams. Proved Nov. 13, 1817, when David Davis signed as 
acting Executor. 

1817, Oct. 10. Inventory, $571.10; made by Joseph Davis, Joshua 
Barnes. File 3381 Q. 

1814, Feb. 22. Davi.s, Evan, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,541.50; made by Nathan Bonham, David Sheppard. Af- 
firmed by Caleb Sheppard, Charles Davis, Dickason Davis, Adm'rs, 
Mar. 16, 1814. Pile 1675 F. 

1814, Oct. 26. Davis, George, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,269.83; made by Andrew Ten Eick, William Wort- 
man. Sworn to by John Dalley, Burgun Davis, Adm'rs, Feb. 8, 1815. 

File 2785 J. 

1816, Dec. 31. Davis, Isaac, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $313.49; made by Jacob West, Sr., Ebenezer Davis. 
Sworn to by Ephraim Bonham, Adm'r, Feb. 13, 1817. 

1819, Mar. 21. Refunding bond of Joshua Barratt*, of Lower Al- 
loways Creek Twsp., Salem Co., and David Wood of Greenwich Twsp., 



Il8 NKVV JERSEY POST-REVOI.UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Cumberland Co., to Charles Bonham, Adm'r, de bonis non, for their 
distributive share of estate of dec'd. File 1822 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, June 15. Davis, Jacob, of Springfield Twsp., Burling-ton Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Horner, Jacob W. Lip- 
pincott. Includes carpenter tools. Sworn to by Jno. S. Smith, Adm'r, 
Sept. 3, 1816. File 12866 C. 

1814, June 18. Dftvi^, James, of Barbadoes Neck, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Brother, Henry Davis, $300. Susan (widow of William Davis), 
$25 yearly for life (my estate to be subject to same). Residue of 
estate to my brother, George Davis. Executor — friend, John A. 
Schuyler. Witnesses — John Dow, James Hornblower, Hannah Horn- 
blower. Not proved. Jurat of witnesses — Oct. 26, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 6. Inventory, $1,505.00; made by James Hornblower, 
Peter Sandford*. Sworn to by George Davis, Executor, Dec. 6, 1815. 

File 3626 B. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Augr. 15. Pavi«, Jfimes, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; will 
of. "Feeling a concern for my children [unnamed] I hereby appoint 
William Newbold, guardian of such of them as are in their minority, 
and he to place such of them out under indentures as are not already 
placed, according to his discretion. He is not to be required to give 
security for performance of said guardianship." Witnesses — Eliza-!' 
beth Curlis, Isaac Antrim. Affirmed Oct. 14, 1814. File 12717 C. 

1814, Apr. 4. Davis, Jolin. Int. Inventory, $114.42; made by 
Daniel Bacon, Thomas Padgett. Includes money due from the United 
States and a note of David Stogton. Sworn to by David Reeves, 
Adm'r, Aug. 30, 1814, before S. M. Shute, Surrogate, Cumberland Co. 

File 1676 F. 

1815, Dec. 22. Davis, Malilon, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $3,493.30; made by William Sheppard, Caleb Shep^ 
P,9.r(}. Includes note of Mark Remjngton. Sworn to by Samuel Davis, 
"one of Adm'rs", Apr. 24, 1815. File 1736 F. 

[D^tes are as given.] 

1814, Oct. 10. Davis, Margaret. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; 
made by Abraham Hunt, William Corwin, Jr. Includes large Bible. 
Sworn to by William Davis, Samuel Davis, Adm'rs, Oct. 15, 1814, 
before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. File 1411 S. 

1814, May 20. Davis, Mary, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $206.63; made by Benjamin Davis, Elijah D. Riley. 
Sworn to by James Davis, Adm'r, Sept. 22, 1814. File 1677 F. 

1816, Apr. 5. Davis, Peter, Jr., of Franklin Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Nancy, her choice of bed and bedding and other 
furniture for 1 room; also in lieu of dower, interest of £900 for life. 
After her death, said sum to children equally. Eldest son, Thomas 
W. Davis, £100, over the others by reason of his infirmity. Wife and 
children to have use and possession of farm and such other personal 
property as necessary for their use until youngest child, or the now 



CALENDAR Q-^ WIIvIvS 1814-1817 IIQ 

unborn child, shall be of age, if said wife remains my widow. If 
she marries, Executors to dispose of my estate to best advantage for 
my children. Rest of all estate to be divided among children [un- 
named], except Hannah, who is to receive $100 less than others. As 
children marry, they are to have such an advance as Executors deem 
my estate will allow. Executors — father, Peter Davis, and friend- 
John Frelinghuysen. Witnesses — Peter Wortman, John Conover, 
Phebe Davis. Proved May 13, 1816. 

1816, June 25. Inventory, $670.94; made by Peter Wortman, Richard 
TenEyck. Includes a canoe. File 1674 R, 

, . — . Davis, Phebe, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Grand- 
daughter, Sally Evaline Goble, all goods and furniture given me by 
Sally Goble, dec'd, in her lifetime by will; also residue of money after 
debts are paid, which is due on bond from Aaron D. Crane, dec'd, to 
Sally Goble, Executrix of David Goble, in 1807; also my bed curtains 
and tea spoons. If said Sally dies before 18, all of same to grandson, 
James Goble, and if he should die before 21, leaving no issue, same 
to my sons, Isaac and Stephen, and daughter, Betsey, equally. 
Daughter, Betsey, wearing apparel, residue of household goods, $50 
and whatever she does not want to be sold. Son, Stephen, balance 
due on debt he owes me. Executor — brother, David D. Crane, he to 
be guardian of granddaughter, Sally, during her minority. Wit- 
nesses — James Tichenor, Stephen Hays, Jr. Proved July 18, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 20. Inventory, $540.95; made by James Tichenor, 
Stephen Hays, Jr. File 10901 G. 

1816, Feb. 15. Davis, Reuben, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $295,101/4; made by Jacob West, Sr., David 
Sheppard. Sworn to by Samuel Davis, Jr., Adm'r, June 3, 1816. 

File 1777 F. 

1813, Apr. 23. Davis, William, I]:8q., of Barbadoes Neck, Bergen 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,200.93 i/i ; made by John A. Schuyler, Henry 
W. Kingsland. Includes set casters in silver stand, old silver plate, 
6 teaspoons, all engraved "W I D". Sworn to by Thomas Davis, 
George Davis, Adm'rs, July 9, 1814. File 3627 B. 

1814, Apr. 9. Davis, William, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $1,076.84; made by Oliver Smith, Joseph 
Young. Sworn to by Hannah Davis, Thomas Davis, Mar. 6, 1815. 

File 3243 Q. 

1816, Dec. 14. Davison, Daniel, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Susanna, bed and bedding, 3 cows, table, 6 chairs, 
crockery ware, 2 iron pots, trammel, $30, all in lieu of dower. Son, 
William, meadow on east side of Manalapan River and upland, being 
the upper corner of my land adjoining Thomas Dey; also the woodlot 
adjoining the place I now live on; also my desk. Son, Nicklas, all 
rest of my lands (except 6 acres lying near James Davison and 25 
acres formerly Lukes Cownover's). Daughter, Mary, her mother's 
bed and bedding; also her mother's looking glass and $125, to be 
paid by son, William when 21. Daughter, Elisa, 25 acres (as ex- 
cepted above). The other excepted lot and rest of personal estate 
to be sold and proceeds to 4 children when of age. Sons, William 
and Nicklas, to be put to trades when 15. Executors — brother, Paul 



I20 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Davison, uncle, Vincent Miller. Witnesses — John Mount, Nickolas V. 
Gordon, John Montgomery. Proved Jan. 13, 1817. 

1816, Dec. 30. Inventory, $609.10; made by John Rue, John Mount. 

File 10632 L. 

1813, Apr. 29. Dnvison, William. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; 
made by Aaron Reed, Kenneth Anderson. Sworn to by Benjamin 
Van Cleve, William I. Covenhoven, Adm'rs, Jan. 26, 1814, before 
Richard Throckmorton, Surrogate of Monmouth Co. File 9089 M. 

1816, Sept. 30. Day, diaries, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $3,645.50; made by Josiah Wilkison, William Bonnel. 
Sworn to by Jonathan C. Bonnell, Adm'r, Oct. 2, 1816. File 1636 N. 

1814, Jan. 10. Day, Jediithan, of Pompton Twsp., Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Anna, a cow, 15 sheep, and all household goods, my wear- 
ing apparel to be disposed of by her for my children as she thinks 
prudent. Debts to be paid by the rent of the ferry. She is to have 
use of ferry and lands until Christian D. Day is of age. Any residue 
may be used for debts of my son, Silas (that were contracted before 
this date). When said Christian is of age, my two sons are to pay 
their mother $50 yearly during her widowhood. All my lands to said 
two sons, they paying to Ann L. Esstil, $250 and to Elizabeth Day, 
$250. If Christian should die before age, his share to Silas, he pay- 
ing legacies to his two sisters or their heirs. Executors — son, Silas 
Day, and David Day (son of my brother, David). Piece of land in 
Mendham Twsp., Morris Co., to be sold. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Wright, Abraham Wright, Isaac Beach, Jr. Proved Dec. 20, 1815, 
when Silas Day signed as Executor. 

1815, Dec. 12. Inventory, $361.87; made by Isaac Beach, Jr., Wil- 
liam Wallace. File 3665 B. 

1815, Nov. 14. Day, John, of English Neighborhood, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Naomi, the room that the clock now stands in and 
furniture for same, bed and bedding; also interest of $1,000, during 
widowhood in lieu of dower. After her death or marriage, house- 
hold furniture and clock and all residue of estate to be divided into 
3 parts. One of which to each of daughters, Johanna and Sarah, and 
the other part to 3 granddaughters, Naomi (wife of Jacob Vreelandt), 
Caty (wife of Reynier Wortendyke), and Sarah (wife of John 
DeGroot). Also to Johanna, the farm on which I live adjoining 
James P. Demarest, Barney Decline and Overpeck Creek, containing 
100 acres; also the lands purchased of John G. Benson and Jacob 
DeGroot, she paying legacies to my granddaughters, Naomi, Caty and 
Sarah, each $1,000; she is also to maintain my wife, with a woman 
to wait upon her. To said Johanna also and to grandson, John 
Edsall, tract of woodland adjoining John Brinckerhoff, Garret Myers 
and heirs of Benjamin Westervelt, and John Smith containing 100 
acres. Grandson, John DeGroot, all farming utensils. Daughter, 
Naomi, $250. Daughter, Sarah, $2,000. Residue to be divided between 
daughters and 3 grandchildren as before named. To daughter, 
Sarah, Vo part of Jacob Edsal's estate. Executors — John DeGroot, 
John Edsall. Witnesses — James P. Demarest, Cornelius C. Vreelandt, 
Abraham Westervelt. Proved Sept. 5, 1816. 

1816, Sept. 3. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Brinckerhoff, 
James P. Demarest. Includes surveyor's compass and apparatus be- 
longing thereto. File 3701 B. 



CAI.ENDAR OP WILIvS 1814-1817 121 

1808, June 15. Day, Stephen, of Chatham Twsp, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Jemima, bed and bedding, cupboard, to be hers forever; she 
is also to have other household furniture sufficient to keep house 
w^ith; 1 cow, during- widowhood; use of part of dwelling house and 
garden; also firewood and maintenance by sons, Stephen and David. 
Sons, Stephen, Elijah and David, each V3 part of 30 acre pasture lot. 
Son, David, all my dwelling house and lands, and my clock. Sons, 
William, Stephen and Elijah have received deeds for their portions 
of lands. Two daughters, Nancy and Mary, residue of moveable 
estate. Executors — two sons, Stephen and David. Witnesses — Israel 
Lum, William Spencer, Jephthah B. Munn. 

1815, Jan. 14. Codicil. Wife, Jemima, to have entire use of furni- 
ture and effects during widowhood and at her death same to be 
divided equally among my heirs at law as named in will. Wit- 
nesses — Jephthah B. Munn, William Camp. Proved Apr. 21, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 17. Inventory, $208.25; made by Jephthah B. Munn, 
Benjamin P. Lum. File 1591 N. 

1814, Mar. 21. Day, William, of Chatham, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Nancy, all household furniture, linens, 1 horse, riding chair, cow, 
for her own disposal; also the use of dwelling house and adjoining 
garden, and maintenance during widowhood. Son, Foster Day, all 
real and personal estate (with exceptions) and books. Daughters, 
Sally, Charlotte, and Joanna, each $500, they having the interest 
therefrom for life and at their death, principal to be divided among 
their children as they come of age. They may have portions of the 
principal in case of need at discretion of Executors. Grandsons, 
Calvin Day Smith and William Day Crane, each $100, when 21. Ex- 
ecutors — son, Foster Day, and brother, Stephen Day, Jr. Witnesses — 
David Crowell, Ebenezer Sayre, Jacob Bonnell, who testify that "on 
Sept. 23, 1814, we were called upon to witness the above". (The 
names of Silvenus Bonnel, Henry Crane, and John Bonnel, Jr., as 
witnesses were crossed out.) Proved Feb. 23, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 14. Inventory, $4,330.67; made by Jacob Bonnel, Elijah 
Ward. File 1592 N. 

1812, Sept. 25. Dayton, Hannah, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; will 
of. Three daughters, Mary (wife of Rev. Aaron Condit), Sarah R. 
Dayton, Abigail W. (wife of Oliver Nuttman), all linen, wearing ap- 
parel, beds and bedding, silver spoons, large and small. Rest of 
estate, real and personal, to be sold, debts paid, and residue divided 
into 5 equal parts. Interest of 1 share to my son, Caleb Dayton, for 
life and then to his children. One share to each of other 4 children, 
Jonathan B., Mary, Sarah and Abigail. Executors — son, Jonathan 
B., son-in-law, Oliver Nuttman, and friend, Elias B. Dayton. Wit- 
nesses — David Megie, John Burrowes. Proved Apr. 13, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 3. Inventory, $683.53; made by Edward Farlee, Isaac 
Morse. File 10971 G. 

1816, July 23. Dayton, Hannah, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $65.22; made by George Sauder, Zebulon Brooke. Sworn 
to by Jonathan Garton, Jr., Adm'r, July 23, 1816. File 1778 P. 

1817, May 14. Deacon, James, of Burlington City, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use and income of all real and personal 
estate during widowhood for maintenance and education of my 



122 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

children. At death or marriag-e of wife, all residue to be divided 
equally between said wife and five children, Susannah, George, 
Daniel, Fielding and Elizabeth, or their survivors. (Two youngest 
are under age.) Executors — wife, brother, George Deacon. Wit- 
nesses — William Allinson, Jacob Lewis, EUinor Hancock. Proved 
Aug. 19, 1817. 

1817, July 29. Inventory, $1,419.61; made by George Aaronson, 
Jacob Lewis. Includes set pump maker's tools. File 12920 C. 

1816, Mar. 10. Dean, Abraham, of South Brunswick Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Isable, household goods as she chooses; the 
time of my indented black girl, Abigal; 2 cows to be at her disposal; 
also interest of $1,000 in lieu of dower for life, to be paid by sons, 
Aaron, Thomas, and daughter, Mary (wife of Isaac VanPelt, Jr.). 
Rest of real estate, after debts are paid, to be divided between said 
three children; Mary's share to be on north side of Laramie Brook. 
Son, Thomas, also a wagon, harness and plow. Rest of moveable 
estate to be sold. Executors — sons, Aaron, and Thomas, and friend, 
John T. McDowell. Witnesses — Samuel Dean, John A., and Andrew 
McDowell. Proved Apr. 5, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 3. Inventory, $1,594.22; made by John Bastedo, Samuel 
Dean. File 10579 L. 

1814, Dec. 17. Dean, John, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife [un- 
named], no specific legacy. Agreeable to bargain with my brother, 
Abraham, a sale should be made of my property and after allowance 
to him for his trouble, all proceeds should belong to me and mine. 
Interest of said profits to my two sons, Aaron and John. Interest of 
money from sales of my moveable property for maintenance of said 
children, and when they are of full age, they are to have their 
shares. Executrix — wife, with full power and authority over my 
estate. Witnesses — Peter Van Nest, Benjamin Appleget, William 
"Van Nest. Proved Jan. 4, 1816, when Mary Dean*, signed as sole 
Executrix. 

1815, Nov. 24. Inventory, $74.11; made by Peter Van Nest, James 
B. Hull. File 10580 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 20. Dean, Ruth, of South Brunswick Twsp., widow of 
David Dean; will of. Sister, Anne VanLow, $40. Catherine Sutphin, 
$40. Ruth Dean (daughter of Nathaniel), $40, 6 yellow chairs, look- 
ing glass, bed and bedding, bureau. Anne Ayers, $150 and to her 
first son, Samuel Ayres, $50. To my faithful servant, Robert, $30. 
The time of my servant girl, Dinah, to my friend, Peter Wilson and 
his wife, until she is 20. To the Baptist Church at Hlghtstown, all 
residue of estate, after debts are paid, for the promotion of the 
Gospel. Executors — Peter Wilson, Peter Ayres. Witnesses — Peter 
Van Nest, William Van Nest, Anne Van Lowe. Proved May 18, 1814. 

1814, May 7. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Aaron Dean, Peter 
Van Nest. File 10462 L. 

1811, Apr. 29. Deats, Comelins. Int. Inventory, $595.44; made by 
John Bayles, John M. Schenck. Includes blacksmith bellows and 
anvil, vise, tools. Sworn to by Jno. Frelinghuyaen, Adm'r, Jan. 3, 
1815, before Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1627 R. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I23 

1817, June 24. Deat8. John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Rudebock, John Waterhouse. 
Sworn to by James McAtee, Adm'r, June 24, 1817. File 2868 J. 

1815, Feb. 28. Debow, Garret, of South Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all real and personal estate to 
bring up children until sons are 21 and daughters are 18. If son, 
David wishes to learn a trade, he may do so, with consent of my wife. 
Wife to have % of estate for life. Son, James, house and lot adjoin- 
ing Samuel Disbrow and Randolph Hunt. Son, David, to have 2 
shares to my daughters' 1 share when estate is settled and when he 
is 21, to have £100. If the unborn child should be a son, he is to be 
equal with David and if a daughter to be equal with other daughters 
[unnamed]. If any daughter should marry before 18 she is to have 
£50 out of her share at marriage. At final division of estate, son, 
David to have 2 shares and 1 share to each of daughters, Jane Eliza, 
Kitty Ann, Patty, Mary and Margaret. Executors — wife, Elizabeth*, 
and brother-in-law, Matthew Gilliland. Witnesses — David Chambers, 
Lewis Carman, Margaret Buckelew. Proved Apr. 11, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 29. Inventory, $2,237.55; made by David Chambers, 
Lewis Carman. Includes smith tools. File 10532 L. 

• Signed by mark. 

1812, Dec. 10. Debow, John, of Pequanock Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, room and furniture as she chooses, horse and chair, 
2 cows; also $500, all in lieu of dower. Son, Garret, all the farm, 
mills and other lands bought of the Widow Catharine Provoost and 
David Provoost. Son, Henry, 65 acres off west side of my farm to 
include the house where he now lives. Son, John, 25 acres on which 
he lives as bought of John Van Gelder; also 12 acres in Bergen Co., 
bought in company with Jacob Berry from William Colfax and 
Esther, his wife; also Yz of an adjoining lot bought of John Slinger- 
land and Ann, his wife; also 8 acres at Snake Hill bought of Anthony 
Bartram; also $125. Son, Paul, all rest of homestead on which I live; 
also 18 acres bought of Peter Vanpelt. To 3 sons, Henry, John and 
Paul, as tenants in common, 33 acres of the sawmill conveyed to me 
by Jacob and Henry Berry; 30 acres conveyed to me by Nickolas 
Fredericks; 15 acres at Hickory Ridge conveyed to me by John Dole- 
hagen; 10 acres at Iron Work pond in Bergen Co., conveyed to me 
by Richard and William Francisco; 16 acres in Kikout Meadow con- 
veyed to me by William Light [description given]. Daughter, Mary 
Vreeland, 20 acres, being the rest of my Kikout Meadow tract; also 
38 acres, and 10 acres where Richard Vreeland lives and which I 
bought of John Johnston. After her death, same to her children, 
Peter Tenbrook, Jacob Vreeland, Catharine Witty, John Vreeland. 
Daughter, Catharine Sandford, 43 acres on which John Sandford now 
lives as bought of John D. Francisco, and at her death to her chil- 
dren. Personal estate to six children equally. Executors — 4 sons. 
Garret, Henry, John and Paul. Witnesses — Ewout Van Gelder, Jacob 
Berry, Jr., John Van Saun. 

1815, Dec. 2. Codicil. Peter Ten Brook is now dec'd, so his share 
to Jacob Vreeland, Catharine Witty and John Vreeland (children of 
my daughter, Mary Vreeland). Witnesses — same. Proved May 9, 
1817. 

1817, May 5. Inventory. $11,278.61; made by Ewout Van Gelder, 
John Van Saun. Includes 2 Dutch Bibles, 4 seats in Pompton Monoky 
Church, long list of names in accounts. File 1680 N. 



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1814, Mar. 19. Decker, Jacob, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $218.00; made by Crowell Adams, John C. Adams. Sworn 
to by Ellis Adams, Adm'r, Mar. 21, 1814. File 1413 S. 

1814, Jan. 23. Becker, Jonas*, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, all property she had when I married her; 2 
cows, 5 pounds of wool annually from each of my sons, Abraham 
and William; any room in the house, firewood, maintenance and 
household furniture as she desires during widowhood. Rest of 
moveable estate to be sold and debts paid. Residue thereof to be 
divided between heirs. Son, Bodowine, 10 acres adjoining him, 
which he now claims. To heirs of Simon Decker, dec'd, $150. Son, 
Abraham, the farm whereon he now lives. Son, William, the farm 
where he now lives; also the mill seat with buildings; but Abraham 
is to have % of profits during lifetime of my widow, he paying half 
of repairs. To heirs of my daughter [all unnamed] which she had 
by Robert Evans, $100 of a note I have in Albany, when collected. 
Daughter, Pheby Kilpatrick, lot called the Master field. Daughter, 
Peggy Wickam, the farm bought of Capt. Solomon Maddagh. Grand- 
son, Moses Decker (son of my daughter, Pheby Kilpatrick), the 
farm whereon Jacob Boman now lives. Residue of moveable estate 
to be sold and proceeds divided between two sons, and two daugh- 
ters, equally. Executors — sons, Abraham and William, and grandson, 
Moses Decker. Witnesses — William Young, Peter Wintermoot, Jacob 
Bowman. Proved May 24, 1814. 

1814, May 9. Inventory, $906.00; made by Robert Carr, Wm. 
Young. File 1417 S. 

• Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 7. Decker, Simon, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,513.99; made by Joel Croel, Abraham Dunning. Sworn 
to by Margaret Decker*, Bow Decker (excepting Partnership prop- 
erty), Feb. 16, 1814. 

1819, June 22. Inventory of estate of Anne Decker, and Elizabeth 
Decker, minors and heirs of estate of Simon Decker. Includes 23 
acres with house, currying shop adjoining. Tanyard and bark house 
(which lot is rented to Mathias Hagden for 3 years); also a woodlot 
on the mountain near John Decker (not rented); obligation received 
of Bowdewine Decker, Adm'r of Simon Decker, $1,443.30, payable in 
6 months, with Barnet Havens as security. Sworn to by Jacob Ayers, 
guardian, July 1, 1819. File 1418 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 11. Decow, Robert, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $382.25; made by William C. Wright, John Aaronson. 
Includes cash "received of Daniel Decow, executor of will of John 
Decow". Aflfirmed by Caleb Scattergood, Adm'r, Aug. 4, 1814. 

File 12718 C. 

1814, May 23. Deen, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $161.89; made by Caleb Lloyd, William Egbert, and an ad- 
ditional sum of $75.45, made by same. Includes an old musket, a 
number of names in accounts. Affirmed by Catharine Deen, sole 
Adm'x, June 3, 1814. File 9090 M. 



CAIviiNDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 I25 

1805, Jan. 28. Deets, Henery. Int. Inventory, $151.90; made by 
John Stone, John Pike. Affirmed by Margaret Deets*, Adm'x, Feb. 
28, 1814, before James Matlack, Surrogate, Gloucester Co. 

File 2994 H. 

• Signed by mark. 

1813, May 28. De Graw, Leendeert, of Harington Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, possession and management of whole 
estate, real and personal, during life. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of 
Garret Naugle), woodland at Hoofstadt, and at her death to her 
surviving issue, and lacking such issue, said woodland to my two 
sons, equally. Rest of all real estate to said two sons, John and 
William, equally, as tenants in common, to be possessed by them 
when wife's interest ceases. Son, John, to pay legacies to my daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, $93.75, and to children of my grandson, Leonard 
Quackenbush [unnamed], $125, and to grandson, Leonard Quacken- 
bush, $125. Son, William is to pay like sums to same persons. 
Said sons, also to have my wind mill, cross cut saw, Dutch Bible, 
and wearing apparel. Executors — two sons, John and William, and 
John D. Haring. Witnesses — Isaac Haring*. Bridget Haring, Mariah 
Haring. Proved Apr. 8, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 6. Inventory, $4,233.52; made by Peter A. Haring, 
David A. Demarest. File 3628 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, June 18. De Hart, Hendrick, of Ten Mile Run, Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,557,701^; made by Hendrick Cortelyou, Luke 
Nevius. Sworn to by Uriah Dehart, Henry H. Dehart, Adm'rs, June 
18. 1816. File 1675 R. 

1812, Feb. 25. De Hart, Jacob, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., cap- 
tain; will of. V/ife, Sarah, use and profits of all estate, real and 
personal during widowhood. At her death or marriage said estate 
to three children, Roberson De Hart, John De Hart, and Mary De 
Hart, equally. I desire scarfs to be given to the Clergyman of the 
Episcopal Church, and to the Presbyterian Church, of Elizabeth 
Town. Executors — son, Roberson, Isaac H. Williamson. Witnesses — 
Louisa De Hart, G. D. Camp, Matt's D. Hart. 

1812, Nov. 19. Codicil. Wife, Sarah, all the estate, real and per- 
sonal "which is or may be recovered from the Government of Great 
Britain, or wheresoever it may be in the right of her father, 
Cavalier Jouet". Executors — wife, Sarah, and Dr. Matthias Wil- 
liamson. Witnesses — Matt's D. De Hart, Margaret De Hart, Robeson 
De Hart. Proved Feb. 24, 1815, when Sarah De Hart and Robeson 
De Hart signed as Executors. File 10902 G. 

1817, May 11. Demarest, Anne, of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Two sisters, Hannah, and Maria (wife of Guillian A. 
Bogert), each % of personal estate and other % to niece Sophia 
Pearsal (daughter of my deceased sister, Elsje), a minor. Executors — 
kinsmen, Abraham G. Lydecker, Samuel R. Demarest, they to be 
guardians of said niece. Witnesses — Solomon Fraeligh, Margaret and 
James G. Brinckerhoff. Proved Oct. 16, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 16. Inventory, $2,000.42i^; made by John Westervelt, 
Jr., Slbe Brinckerhoff. File 3728 B. 



126 NKW JKRSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Aug. 7. Demarest, Benjamin D., of Saddle River Twsp., 
Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Catrina, during widowhood, 2 cows, 
household goods as she chooses and maintenance out of my real 
estate. Rest of personal estate to be sold and debts paid thereout. 
Sons, Peter B., David B., Benjamin B., and daughters, Maria (Wife 
of Richard Banta), Elizabeth (wife of William Bogert), Geertje 
(wife of Cornelius Doramus), Anna (wife of Cornelius Van Saun), 
Jane (wife of Hassel Doramus) and Leah (wife of Adrian Onder- 
donk) to have residue equally. To said sons, all real estate, Ben- 
jamin's share to include the dwelling house, and they paying to 
each of said daughters, $250. Share of daughter, Jane, to be secured 
to her or her children. Executor.s — wife, Catrina and three sons 
(as named). Witnesses — Jonathan Hopper, John Post, Jr., Thomas 
Wills. Proved Apr. 16, 1817, when Executors signed as "Peter B. 
Demerest, David B. Demarist, Benjamin B. Demarest". 

1817. Apr. 15. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Isaac Van Saun, 
Martynus J. Hogenkamp. Testator is called "late of Preakness". 

File 3729 B. 

1805, June 25. Ttetnttreai, David Jncob«ss«, of Schfalenburgh, 
Bergen Co.; will of. Son, Jacobus, £5; also wearing apparel and the 
plantation on public road adjoining Hendrick Zabriskie and John P. 
Durie. Four daughters, Jannetje, Margrietje, Maria and Zara, £320 
equally. Rest of personal estate to children equally. Executors — 
son, Jacobus and son-in-law, John P. Durie, and Jacob Quackinbush. 
Witnesses — Isaac Kipp, David Anderson, John Quackenbush. Proved 
Feb. 3, 1817, when John P. Durie signed as Executor. File 3730 B. 

17{)8, Ft^h. 7. De Marest, Garret, and wife, Jaconiintye*, of Pass- 
kack, Harington Twsp., Bergen Co.; will of. Two grandchildren, 
Jacomintye and Marya (children of our son, Theunis, dec'd), £500 
for the birthright of their father. Our son. Jacobus, 50 acres, where 
eldest son, Thunis formerly lived; also the west end of our farm 
where he now lives, it being an equal \i, part of our lands, he paying 
£124.19.0 to our 3 daughters, Margaret (wife of Hendrick Banta), 
Mary (wife of Peter Jaco. Demarest) and Lea (wife of Peter P. 
Demarest), and to our 2 granddaughters as before named. Son, 
Abraham, lands where he now lives, bought of Garret Hopper; also 
5 acres at south east corner of our farm between land formerly Van 
Damks and Passkack River; also a piece at northeast corner in all 
making ^ part of our lands, he paying £144.18.0, to above said 
daughters and granddaughters. Our 2 sons, Johannes and Samuel, 
the rest of real estate, Johannes having the south side where we 
live with the mills and pond, he to pay £336 and Samuel to pay, 
£94.17.0 to daughters and granddaughters. Rest of personal estate 
to all children equally. If any of sons should die, leaving no issue, 
his widow to have her living out of his estate during her widowhood. 
Executors — son's. Jacobus, Abraham, Johannes and Samuel, and 
friend, James Demarest. Witnesse.s — Albert Bogert, Cornelius D. 
Blauvelt, Yan Haring. Proved Aug. 25, 1816, when each of sons 
signed using "G" as middle letter of names. 

1816, Aug. 20. Inventory, $675.93; made by Cornelius D. Blauvelt, 
Albert Bogert. File 3702 B. 

* Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I27 

1816, Jan. 19. Demarest, Jacob*, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, 
Lena, all real and personal estate after debts are paid. Either the 
farm I live on, or the farm bought of John Westervelt may be sold. 
Son, Abraham, to have horse, saddle and bridle. Three daughters, 
Polly, Elisabeth and Salley, to have an outset as daughter, Hannah 
has had. At death or marriage of my wife, all estate to be divided 
between 6 children [unnamed] or their survivors. Executors — John 
A. Westervelt. George Blinkerhoff. Witnesses — David P. Mandeville. 
John L Durie, Jane Blinkerhoff.* Proved Feb. 3, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 6. Inventory, $705.79; made by Dower Westervelt, John 
L Durie. File 3703 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, May 4. Demarest, Jacobus, of Harington, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, management and income of all real estate during 
widowhood; also bed and bedding; Dutch cupboard, big chest, Dutch 
Bible, a cow. Six sons, David, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, James and 
John, all wearing apparel. Abraham, also $530. James, $375; also 
hatter's shop he now occupies and tools belonging to his trade. John, 
$312.50. Daughter. Polly, $312.50. My father (still living) has willed 
real estate to me and my children. My daughter. Polly's share 
thereof to be appraised and if value thereof and my bequest to her 
does not make $1,562.50, my five sons, David. Jacob, Peter, James 
and Abraham, are to make up said sum. Son, David, land bought of 
John Bogert at New Bridge; also land bought of heirs of John I. 
Bogert, he paying to my son, John, $1,350. Son, Peter, 21 acres wood- 
land adjoining Henry Zabriskie's saw mill. Son, Abraham, 22 acres 
adjoining the west line of my father's farm. Son, Jacob, 20 acres, 
being part of land bought of Mathew P. Bogert. Son, James other 
part of same. Each of sons, David, Jacob, Peter, James and Abra- 
ham, are to pay $1 each year to the minister, Solomon Fraeligh, 
during the time he remains in his present congregations. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, David, Jacob and Peter J. Witnesses — Solomon Frae- 
ligh, Henry I., and John D. Haring. Proved Feb. 3, 1817. 

File 3731 B. 

1813, Nov. 29. Demarest, Peter*, of Newton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, in addition to right of dower, interest of all money, 
bed and bedding, during life. Four daughters. Hannah, Caty, 
Margaret and Sarah. £200 to be divided equally. Six sons. Samuel. 
David, Peter, Cornelius. Daniel and Giliyam. $G90 to be divided 
equally. Wife, also a cupboard, chest and Bible. To Sarah (daugh- 
ter of my son, Daniel), bed and bedding. Executors — son, Gilyam, 
friend, Robert Price. Witnesses — Jason Payne. Sally Payne. Proved 
May 4, 1814. 

1814, May 6. Inventory, $1,007.44; made by Joseph Worbasse, 
Gabriel Payne. File 1412 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. 30. Demarest, Sainnel*, of Teneack, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife [unnamed], rest of all estate, after debts are paid, during 
widowhood. After her death or marriage, real estate to my 2 sons. 
Simon and John, equally, they paying to my 2 daughters;, Catherine 
and Effe Westervelt, each $500. Personal estate to be sold and pro- 
ceeds divided between all children equally. The share of any child 
dying without heirs, to survivors. Executors — Peter T. Terhune, 



128 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

James H. Brinkerhof. Witnesses — Henry Brinkerhof, Nickolas Kipp, 
Jacob P. Demarest. Proved Apr. 22, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 22. Inventory, $782.50; made by Henry I. Brinkerhof, 
Albert C. Westervelt. File 3666 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Jan. 17. Demarest, Roelof, of Hackonsack Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Gilbert, $750, in lieu of dower, or if she refuse to take 
it as such, then she is to have $250 in addition to her dower rights. 
Two sons, Samuel R., and John R., all real estate, as tenants in 
common. Residue of personal estate to said sons, after debts are 
paid. Executors — two sons, Samuel R., and John R. Demarest, and 
friend, Albert N. Voorhes, of Schraalenburgh. Witnesses — Peter S. 
Demarest, Jacob I. Cole, George Cassedy. Proved Sept. 9, 1814. 

1814, Sept. 6. Inventory, $2,704.51V2; made by Jacob I. Cole, 
Daniel Vervalen. Includes Dutch Bible and Psalm book, gun and 
bayonet, sword and 2 bayonets, smith's tools in both shops, car- 
penter's tools. File 3629 B. 

1815, Oct. 12. Demerest, Samuel D., of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, interest of $750 during widowhood in lieu 
of dower; also her clothing, and furniture "as was by her brought 
into my family soon after our marriage as also the clothes of her 
father". All property, real and personal, to be sold. Debts to be 
paid and residue held by Executors for benefit of my daughter, 
Maria, until she is 21, at which time it shall be paid to her. In 
case of her death without issue, all said estate to my brother, David, 
and four sisters, Alaria, Balitie, Annatie and Margaret, David and 
Maria each having ^ and Belatie, Annatie and Margaret, each yr 
thereof. Executors — brother, David D. Demerest, friend, Albert N. 
Vanvoohis. Witnesses — John AVestervelt, Jr., Jacob Christie, George 
Christie. Proved Nov. 17, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 14. Inventory, $550.40; made by Cornelius D. Westervelt, 
John Westervelt, Jr. File 3667 B. 

1814, June 7. Demon, John, of Wallpack, Sussex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $620.87; made by S. Rosenkrance, Nathaniel Vananken. 
Sworn to by Jonathan Demon, Adm'r, June 9, 1814. File 1416 S. 

1814, Dec. 9. Denn, John, Jr., of Manington Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rhoda, all estate during widowhood; but in case of her 
marriage, she is to have only her thirds, and other % to be divided 
between my children, Rachel, Mary, Susannah, Ann and Rebecca 
Denn, or their survivors. Wife to be their guardian. Executor — 
brother, Sanuel Denn. Witnesses — John Black, David Griscom, Jesse 
Bond. Proved Jan. 5, 1815, when Samuel Denn signed as acting 
executor. 

1815, Jan. 9. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Black, John 
Thompson. File 3239 Q. 

1815, Jan. 17. Dennis, Abraham. Int. Inventory, [not totaled]; 
made by Enos Coursen, James Brown. Sworn to by Simeon Goble, 
Adm'r, Feb. 22, 1815, before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. 

File 1465 S. 



CALENDAR OF V/ILLS 1814-1817 I29 

1816, Apr. 10. Deqiiis, Ichabod, of Monmouth Co. Int. Inventory, 
$41.15; made by John Palmer, Joseph Robbins. Sworn to by David 
McKean, Adm'r, Oct. 16, 1816. File 9179 M. 

1768, Mar. 20. Dennis, Joseph, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed]. Debts to be paid. Residue of all estate, real 
and personal to five sons, Joseph, Samuel, Jonathan, Cornelius and 
Isaac, and two daughters, Cornelia, and Rachel, and rny grand- 
daughter, Anne Dennis (daughter of my son, John), eqvially. Afore- 
said granddaughter, Anne, to have one shilling above her equal 
share, but if said Anne should die without issue, her share to my 
surviving children. Children to provide for their mother, to best 
of their ability. Executors — three sons, Joseph, Samuel and Jona- 
than. Witnesses — Matthias Johnson, Daniel Stevenson, Tunis AumocU, 
Jr. Proved Oct. 8, 1814, when Jonathan Dennis signed as Executor. 

1814, Oct. 8. Testament of Joseph Dennis, Sr., as to handwriting 
of deceased, father of deponent, and that witnesses whose names are 
subscribed are all deceased. 

1814, Oct. — [paper torn]. Testament of Daniel Hendrickson of 
Middletown, "aged seventy years" [nine written in but crossed out] 
as to handwriting of Daniel Stevenson, and that three witnesses are 
deceased. 

1814, Oct. 8. Renunciation by Joseph Dennis, who stated that 
Samuel Dennis, the other named Executor, Is deceased. File 9091 M. 

1814, Nov. 14. Devcss, John*, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Son, John, $1. Nephews and nieces, Samuel 
Bench, Benjamin Bench, William Bench, Bateman Bench, Daniel 
Darrel and Hannah Darrel, all moveable estate after debts are paid. 
Their mother, Judah Darrel, to have care of said goods. Executor — 
friend, John Darrel. Witnesses — William Willis, Martha Sanderlin. 
Proved Dec. 31, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 23. Inventory, $62.47; made by William Willis, Samuel 
Harris. File 3153 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

1817, Oct. 15. Dewitt, Abraham, of Frankford, Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $12.17; made by Daniel Peters, Henry Peters*. Sworn to 
by James Dewitt, Adm'r, Oct. 15, 1817. Pile 1584 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Oct. 1. Dey, John, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, bed and bedding, 2 cows. Daughter, Mary, 
bed and bedding, 4 sheep. Son, Joseph, $60. Sister, Catherine's sons, 
Cornelius, Seth and John, and her daughter, Catherine, each $4.50. 
Sister, Phebe, $26.67. Sister, Tammy's daughter, Martha, $26.67. 
Sister, Martha, $26.67. All these bequests to be in full of what I 
may owe them by will of my father, Joseph Dey. Rest of personal 
estate to be sold. Residue of estate to be divided equally among 
widow and children, Margaret, Mary, Seth, Joseph, Sarah, Peter, 
Martha, John and Catharine. Margaret to have $50 less than others, 
having already had her outset. Interest of their shares for their sup- 
port and education until 21. If any of said children should die before 
21, leaving no issue, his share to survivors, equally. Sons, Joseph, 
Peter and John, to be put to trades of their own choosing at proper 
ages. Executors — son, Seth Dey. son-in-law, Robert Ford, brother- 



130 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

in-law, Daniel Dey. Witnesses — R, McChesney, Lewis Johnson, 
Thomas Tait, Gilbert Snowden Dye. Proved Oct. 24, 1815, when Seth 
Dey and Robert Ford signed as Executors. 

1815, Oct. 21. Inventory, $2,311.22; made by Robert McChesney, 
Daniel L. Dey. Includes list of names in accounts. File 10533 L. 

1813, Nov. 22. Dey, William, Sr., of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co, 
Int. Inventory, $2,095.74; made by David Baird, Daniel Dey. In- 
cludes bond of William Dey, Jr., bond against John Dey, Esq, at the 
death of Mat. Dey, and bond of Benjamin Cook. Sworn to by John 
Dey, John Dey, Jr., Adm'rs, Jan. 26, 1814. File 9092 M. 

1814, May 25. Dickerson, Abraham, of Chester Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $403.92; made by David Brown, William Corwin. 
Sworn to by Abm. Dickerson, Adm'r, May 28, 1814. File 1543 N. 

1815, June 15. Dickey, Alexander*, of Springfield Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Mother, Apphia Davenport, more commonly called Apphia 
Dickey, use of real estate for life. All moveable estate to be sold 
and debts due, to be collected. Mother to have interest of said 
money for life. Real estate to be sold, if mother thinks best. To 
friend, Catherine McCra, residue of all estate at death of my mother. 
Executrix — mother, Apphia Davenport [Dickey], and friends, Cath- 
erine McCra, Israel Day and Benjamin L. Day. Witnesses — David 
Vanderpool, Stephen Morehouse, William O. Ford. Proved July 28, 
1815, when Apphia Davenport, Israel and Benjamin L. Day signed 
as Executors. File 10903 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 10. Dickinson, David, of Livingston Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Nancy, bed and bedding, a large cupboard, square 
leaf table, kettles, pots, looking glass, 4 chairs, % of growing grain, 
1 cow, use of southeast room in house during widowhood; also the 
old mare known as the "Philadelphia Mare", side saddle and bridle, 
and small wheel. Daughter, Phebe Baker, $5. Granddaughter, Polly 
(wife of Washington Squire), $5. Granddaughter, Betsey Baker, $20. 
Grandson, Lewis Miller (son of Aaron Miller), $5. Granddaughters, 
Esther Dickinson, and Mariah Dickinson (daughters of Daniel), each 
$30. After legacies and debts are paid, real and personal estate to 
be divided between surviving children, Abner, David, Samuel, Re- 
becca (wife of John Townley), Sally (wife of Joseph McChesney). 
Executors — Brainerd Dickinson, Joseph T. Hardy. Witnesses — Abner 
Ball, Aaron Dickerson, Calvin Wade. Proved Oct. 10, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 4. Inventory, $285.60; made by Abner Ball, Isaac Town- 
ley. File 10972 G. 

1814, Apr. 8. Dickinson, Kelley, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, lot in Alloways with appurtenances; 
also all personal estate after debts are paid. Executor — friend, Mat- 
thew Morrison, farmer. Witnesses — Benjamin Thompson, Thomas 
Eldridge, David Diclvinson. Proved Apr. 18, 1814, when John Fries 
signed as Adm'r, C.T.A. 

1814, Apr. 14. Inventory, $470,321,4; made by Benjamin Thompson, 
Matthias Kigar. Includes white oak plank, hubs, spokes, wagon 
and sulkey wheels, etc. File 3181 Q. 



CALENDAR OF WII^LS 1814-1817 I3I 

1814, May 21. Dickinson, Natlianiel, of Salem Co. Int. Inventory, 
$106,871/3; made by Thomas Yarrow, John Caspar. Includes pestle 
& mortar, medicine and glass furniture, small scales, lancet and 
tooth drawers. Sworn to by John Dickinson, Adm'r, June 15, 1814. 

File 3058 Q. 

, . — . Dietz [Deats], Michel! C, of Woolwich Twsp., 

Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all moveable estate for her dis- 
posal; also use of all lands for life and at her decease said lands to 
my son, Michall C. Deats and my daughter, Elizabeth Deats. Ex- 
ecutrix — wife, Mary, and she is to be guardian of two children. Wit- 
nesses — Gideon Bates, Isaac Sharp, Stephen S. Vanzant. "I, Michaell 
C. Deats was borne in Nithis, Himbon near the River Rhine in Ger- 
many in the yeare of our Lord, 1753". Proved Feb. 9, 1815, when 
Mary Dietz signed as Executrix. 

1815, Feb. 27. Inventory, $1,831.50; made by George Matthews, 
Stephen S. Vanzant. File 3037 H. 

1818, Apr. 8. Dilatush, Margret, widow of Henry, of Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Joseph P. Dilatush, and daughter, Rebecca Dilatush, 
to have all landed and moveable property when they are 21. If 
either should die, leaving no issue, such share to survivor and if 
both should so die, said estate to Joseph Perrine (son of my brother, 
John Perrine). Executor — friend, John Mount. Witnesses — James 
English, Wm. Perrine, John Smith. Proved Apr. 22, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 17. Inventory, $725.80; made by Matthias Rue, James 
English. File 10581 L. 

[The date, 1818, is written out as date of making will, though it 
is plainly an error.] 

1817, Mar. 26. Dildine, Abraham, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $346.70; made by Tobias Stillwell, Josif Barber. 
Sworn to by Rhoda Dildine, Adm'x, Mar. 28, 1817. File 1521 S. 

1808, Mar. 28. Dillies, 'William, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, the house I now live in, garden 
and fruit, and firewood during widowhood; also 2 beds and bedding, 
chest of drawers, 6 chairs, 2 pots, dishes, etc.; also $40 yearly to be 
paid by son, Joseph. Son, Joseph all lands and cedar swamp, and 
residue of moveable estate. Daughter, Abigail, $200. Executor — 
son, Joseph. Witnesses — Benjamin Turner, Chester Dilkes, John 
Proch. Proved July 20, 1816. 

1816, July 19. Inventory, $237.50; made by Chester Dilkes and 
Andrew Dilks, Jr. File 3084 H. 

1816, May 7. Dilks, John, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $223.67; made by George Elkinton, Jacob Haley. Sworn to 
by Francis Avis, Adm'r, May 11, 1816. File 1779 F. 

1816, July 16. Dilley, John, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $582.78; made by George W. Farlee, Evert Bergen. 
Sworn to by Catherine Dilley, William Wortman, Adm'rs, July 18, 
1816. File 2799 J. 

1813, June 7. Ditmars, Catharin*, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somer- 
set Co., widow of Abraham Ditmars late of Montgomery Twsp.; will 



132 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of. Two young-est sons, Joseph and Isaac Voorhees Ditmars, all 
real and personal estate to make up their shares lacking in personal 
estate of their father to make them equal with their elder brothers 
and sister [unnamed]. Executors — said eons, Joseph and Isaac V. 
Witnesses — Idah Stryker, Rem Stryker, Urias Stryker. Proved May 
12, 1817, when Isaac V. Ditmars signed as surviving Executor. 

File 1713 R. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Jan. 14. Ditmars, CoriieliM.s, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $716.23; made by Jacob Frelinghuysen, Martin 
Schenck. Sworn to by Garret Ditmars, Adm'r, Apr. 25, 1814. 

Pile 1582 R. 

1810, Mar. 1. Ditmars, Sophia*, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. To six granddaughters, Sophia Vroom, Charity Van 
Nostrand, Lanah Ditmars, Aulty Ditmars (daughter of John Dit- 
mars), Mariah Ditmars and Sophia Ditmars (daughters of William 
Ditmars), all wearing apparel. To Sophia (daughter of William 
Ditmars), bed and bedding, side saddle and bridle, 6 silver teaspoons, 
pair silver buckles. Son, William, residue of estate, goods and 
money. Executor — son, William. Witnesses — Isaac Stryker, Jr., 
Cornelius Van Horn, John W. Brokaw. Proved, May 3, 1815. 

1815, May 2. Inventory, $2,987.75; made by Peter Ten Brook, 
Aron Berger. File 2729 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, July 0. Dixon, Tliaddeus, of Vernon Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $159.17; made by Robert Carr, James Rosecrans. Sworn 
to by Michael Curran, Adm'r, Aug. 17, 1814. File 1415 S. 

1817, Oct. 28. Dod, James, of Orange, Essex Co.; will of. Wife 
[unnamed], all estate during life. After her decease to children of 
dec'd daughter, Phoebe, i.e., Richard, William and Abram, % ; and 
to Isaac Brower and Caroline, the other % of a 14 part. To ray 
daughter, Hannah, M. To children [unnamed] of dec'd son, Abraham, 
% part, (deducting $450 from same), and to my daughter, Naomi, i/i 
part. Executors — James and Samuel Williams. Witnesses — Josiah 
Williams, Jeptha and Abijah Harrison. Proved Nov. 24, 1817. 

1818, Jan. 20. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Josiah and John 
Williams. File 11043 G. 

1814, Apr. 20. Dod, Ziba, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. Debts 
to be paid. Residue of estate to be divided among brother and 
sisters, Stephen Dod, Jr., % thereof and % part to each of my sisters, 
Mary Wood, Phebe Sanders, Azubah Dod and Sarah Dod. The share 
of any one who dies before receiving share, to children, or lacking 
children to my surviving heirs. Executors — Elias Babbit, Joel C. 
Homan. Witnesses — Thomas Homan, John Hudson, E. H. Hudson. 
Proved May 21, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 29. Inventory, $182.36; made by Amos Marsh, Abner 
Dod. Includes "lot of unfinished shuttles at L. Hudson", carpenter 
bench, tools for bending hoops, maple timber under the saw mill, 
foot lathe, frame for driving wagon spokes, etc., cloth at the taylor's. 
Iron and steel at B. Babbit's shop. File 1544 N. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I33 

1814, Jan. 15. Dodd, Jeptha, of Caldwell, Essex Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $482.62; made by Joseph Mun, Aaron Crane. Sworn to by Silas 
Munn, Adm'r, Jan. 16, 1815. File 10904 G. 

1816, Apr. 12. Dodd, Liehbeus, of Morris Co. Int. Inventory, 
$184,841,2; made by Stephen Thompson, Uzal Gould. Sworn to by 
Ephraim Sanders, Adm'r, Apr. 12, 1816. File 1637 N. 

1816, Apr. 11. Dodd, Sarah, of Bloomfleld, Essex Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $29.68; made by Samuel Baldwin, Nehemiah Baldwin, being a 
"distributive part of the will of Rachel Baldwin, late of Bloomfleld". 
Sworn to by Zophar B. Dodd, Adm'r, Apr. 11, 1816. File 10973 G. 

1817, Apr. 18. Dolbow, Mary*, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Hannah Chester, $25, when 18; also 2 
beds, 3 coverlets, 3 blankets, case of drawers, pewter dishes, 6 cups 
and saucers. Son, Israel Dolbow, bed and bedding, his father's gun. 
Daughter, Martha Dolbow, bed and bedding, 6 cups and saucers. 
Son, Andrew Dolbow, bed and bedding, silver buckles, gold sleeve 
buttons, cherry box. Daughter, Cathrine Dolbow, bed and bedding, 
paper trunk, looking glass. Son, George Dolbow, $40, when of age. 
Residue of personal estate to be sold and any remainder after 
maintenance of son, George, to be divided between all children, 
equally. Real estate to all children. Executors — neighbour, John 
Boqua, daughter, Hannah Chester. Witnesses — Gideon Denny, 
Josiah Sparks, Mary Sparks. Proved May 24, 1817. 

1817, May 22. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Andrew Alston, 
Peter Souder. Includes carpenter tools. File 3348 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 30. Dole, John, of Maurice River Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $833.12; made by Nathaniel Buzby, Stephen 
Murphy. Sworn to by Isaac Townsend, Adm'r, Apr. 2, 1816. 

File 1780 F. 

1817, July 12. Doi^nins, Cornelius, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $622.13; made by Oliver Clark, John Righter. Sworn 
to by John Ball, Jr., Adm'r, Oct. 7, 1817. File 1681 N. 

1817, May 24. Doremns, Egbert*, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Crecha, 2 beds and bedding, cow, $20 value in house- 
hold goods for life; also room in present house, maintenance during 
widowhood. Son, Cornelius, present dwelling house, barn and all 
live stock; farming utensils, household furniture; all lands adjoining 
the Cedar Grove Cotton Manufacturing Co., Cornelius Brooks, 
Francis Speer, containing 53 acres, he paying debts and legacies. 
Daughter, Eley (wife of Garret Yorkes), $30. Daughter, Eloner 
(wife of Francis R. Post), $30. Executors — son, Cornelius E., and 
Richard Van Riper. Witnesses — George P. Martin, Noah Sayre, Isaac 
Vanriper. Proved Aug. 4, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 10. Inventory, $339.03; made by David Harrison, Noah 
Sayre. File 11044 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814» F«b. 7. Doremns, Henery, of Saddle River, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, the room in which I now dwell and % the 



134 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

middle room in the house; 2 beds and bedding-, Dutch cupboard, and 
household goods as she requires, for life. After her decease the cup- 
board, bedding and her long blue cloak to my daughter, Anna. Son, 
Peter, the plantation on Passaick River, between Andrew and 
Thomas Cadmus to Henry Van Gison, containing 150 acres; also all 
farming implements and Vz the value of negro named Ned. He is 
to pay my daughter, Anna, $125. Son, Cornelius, $10 as his birth- 
right. Rest of personal estate to wife and "seven of my children", 
Cornelius, Penelope (wife of Andrew Cadmus), Anna Doremus, Mary 
(wife of Garret G. Garrison), Charity (wife of John Van Ryper), 
Peggy (wife of Thomas Cadmus), Susanna (wife of John Annis), and 
also my grandson, Giles Bartolf Doremus son of Henry, deceased). 
Executors — 2 sons, Cornelius and Peter. Witnesses — Richard Out- 
water, Albert Ackerman, John Ackerman. Proved April 9, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 8. Inventory, $1,386.51; made by Jerrey Van Riper, Rich- 
ard Cutwater. File 3732 B. 

1816, Jan. 1. Doron, James, of Washington Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $170.60; made by Enoch Stratton, Job Collins. Sworn 
to by Joshua Stokes. Adm'r, Jan. 1, 1816. File 12867 C. 

1814, Mar. 22. Dorrell, Brasnius, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $404.75; made by Dabymore Harris, Adna 
Bradway. Sworn to by Elisha Stretch, Adm'r, June 14, 1814. 

File 3139 Q. 

1811, Nov. 15. Dorsey, Martha, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Plantation, part in Monmouth and part in Burlington 
Counties, now in tenure of Thomas M. Howard, to two nieces, 
Martha and Rebecca Howard, or their survivors, they paying- out of 
same to my sister, Elizabeth Howard, $30 yearly during her life, 
and also to my nephew, Thomas M. Howard, $100. If both of nieces 
should die leaving no issue, said plantation to be divided equally be- 
tween Howard Ivins (son of Isaac and Elizabeth), Elizabeth How-ard, 
and Miller Howard (children of my nephew, Thomas M. Howard). 
Wearing apparel to my sister, Elizabeth and nieces, Martha and 
Rebecca. To Martha (wife of Thomas Lawrie) my watch. Re- 
mainder of estate to my said two nieces, Martha and Rebecca, 
equally. Executrices — nieces, Martha and Rebecca Howard. Wit- 
nesses — Alexander Howard, Isaac Bullock, Hannah Furman. Proved 
Dec. 11, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 5. Inventory, $1,042.41; made by Nickolas Wain, Joseph 
Gibbs. Includes "arrears due out of estate of Benedict Dorsey and 
Mary his wife". File 12806 C. 

1817, Feb. 8. Doty, f:iizabetb, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Hannah (wife of David Norris), $1, having been provided 
for. Son, Thomas B. Doty, % the winter grain. Sons, Samuel I., 
Stephen H., each $1 and to son, Lott D., a cow. Son, Thompson H., 
a cow. Daughters, Eliza Caroline and Susan Ann Doty, certain 
linens and silver which are to be put in care of Mrs. Elizabeth Doty 
(wife of Daniel Doty), and Mrs. Susan Little (wife of Thomas Little), 
and given to daughters at their discretion; also residue of property. 
Executors — friend, Dr. Samuel S. Doty. Witnesses — Samuel Arnold, 
Stephen Doty, Daniel Doty. Proved Feb. 20, 1817. File 1682 N. 



CAI.ENDAR OE WILLS 1814-1817 135 

1817, Mar. 14. Doty, Elizabeth, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $72.51; made by Nathaniel Reed, Elijah Everitt. Sworn 
to by Fredericli Buckner, Adm'r, Mar. 15, 1817. File 1586 S. 

181G, Feb. 17. Doty, Joseph*, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Anna, 1 cow, bed and bedding, 4 skips of bees, a hog, calf, 
1 mare. Son, Hiram, all farming utensils, a span of horses, 1 hog, 
4 skips of bees, cow and calf. Daughter, Maria Doty, 4 cows, bed 
and bedding, 6 sheep. Daughter, Sary, a mare, cow, 6 sheep, bed 
and bedding, 1 hog. Granddaughter, Catherine Smith, all property 
that was formerly her mother's (my daughter, Elizabeth). Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Anna, son, Abraham*. Witnesses — Isaac Poppino,, 
Lewis Wilson*. Proved Aug. 28, 1816. 

1816, Aug. 19. Inventory, $440.27; made by Isaac Poppino, James 
Rosecrans. File 1496 S. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, Oct. 11. Doughty, Sarah, of New York City, N. Y., relict and 
widow of Elias Doughty; will of. All goods to be sold. Sons, Wil- 
liam and Elias, each $100. Residue to be equally divided between 
said 2 sons and son, Gilbert. If any of sons die under 21, leaving no 
issue, said property to survivors. Executors — John Anderson of 
Hoboken, John Doughty, Esq., of Brooklyn and his son, Charles 
Doughty. Witnesses — David Godwin, Isaac Fairchild, Asa Wright. 
Proved June 18, 1816, when John Anderson signed as Executor, before 
John A. Boyd, Surrogate of Bergen Co. File 3704 B. 

1810, Feb. 24. Doyle, James, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Deborah, to have control of all estate during widowhood; 
but if she marries, rest of my estate to my son, James Rutherford 
and if he dies without lawful heirs, said estate to be divided between 
children of my daughters, Elizabeth and Lydia. Daughters, Hannah 
and Elizabeth, each 5 shillings. Lydia, when of age, or married 
agreeable to her mother's will, 1 cow, 3 sheep, bed and bedding; but 
If she marries contrary to her mother's will, she is to have only the 
value of $20 from my estate. Son to choose a guardian when 14. 
Executrix — wife, Deborah*. Witnesses — Ruth Whitaker, Aaron 
Whltaker, Isaac Willcocks. Proved Nov. 10, 1817. 

1818, Feb. 27. Inventory, $561.55; made by John Adams, Zachariah 
Hufman. Includes 38 and 60/100 acres of land. File 1522 S. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, May 15. Doyle, Silvester, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $1,753.50; made by George Dill, Samuel Bonnell. Sworn to 
by Catharine Doyle*, Evan Evans, Adm'rs, May 15, 1815. 

Pile 2730 J. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Feb. 5. Drake, Benjamin, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ame, use of farms and part of stock and farming 
utensils (as listed); also the household goods she brought with her 
at our marriage and other such goods as she thinks proper for use 
of herself and the bringing up of my children. She is to maintain 4 
sons, Henry, Andrew, Randel and Philemon, until they are 21. Rest 
of moveable estate to be sold. When youngest son is 21, wife to 
have such household goods as she wants; use of 2 rooms in house 



136 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

in lieu of dower, and she is to be maintained by six children, the 
daughters, Susannah and Permela, each paying ^ as much as the 4 
boys. Son, Henry, a horse, bed and bedding, when 21. Son, Andrew, 
horse, saddle and bridle, bed and bedding when 21, and Randel and 
Philemon to have same when they are 21. They are to share all my 
lands and personal estate, equally, they paying the girls each Yz 
their share. Executors — wife, Ame, son-in-law, Nathaniel Hunt, and 
Thomas Blackwell (son of John). Witnesse.s — Samuel Titus, Nathaniel 
Drake, Isaiah Drake. Proved Mar. 21, 1814, when Nathaniel Hunt 
and Thomas J. Blackwell signed as Executors. 

1814, Mar. 19. Inventory, $1,592.00; made by Samuel Titus, Jona- 
than Blackwell. Pile 2655 J. 

1800, Nov. 19. Drake, John, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jamima, $60 annually, 2 west rooms in house 
during widowhood; also my daughters, Caty Van Kirk, Rebeckah, 
and granddaughter, Rhoda Van Kirk, to have use of said two rooms 
with their mother while they remain single. Their maintenance to 
be provided by 2 sons. Wife also to have use of household furniture 
as she chooses. Daughter, Ana Vannoy, £100. Daughter, Caty Van 
Kirk, 1 cow, the furniture she formerly had, and £100. Daughter, 
Fanny Hunt, £100. Daughters, Rebeckah, £175; Jamima Harris, £100; 
Elizabeth Blackwell, £100. Grandson, Robert Harris, $100. Grand- 
son, Jonathan Van Kirk, $100. Two sons, John and Andrew, all real 
and personal estate, they paying debts and legacies, i.e., John to 
have the plantation on which he now lives and also the plantation 
whereon Andrew now lives; also my desk for life and then to his 
son, John. Son, Andrew, the plantation whereon I live, also my 
clock (after the death of his mother), for life and then to his son, 
John. Executors — 2 sons, John and Andrew. Witnesses — Thomas 
Drake, Elijah Hunt, I. T. Blackwell. Proved Oct. 31, 1817. 

1831, Dec. 9. Inventory [not totaled]; made by David Stout, Wil- 
liam Marshall. Sworn to by John Drake, Jr., Dec. 19, 1831. 

File 2869 J. 

1814, Apr. 6. Drake, Joseph, of Independence Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $836.17; made by Andrew Freeman, Aaron Willson. 
Includes large Bible, shoemaker tools. Sworn to by Nathaniel Drake, 
Adm'r. Apr. 7, 1814. File 1414 S. 

1816, June 26. Drake, Nathaniel, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Inventory, $354.10; made by William Collings, Jeremiah 
Van Dike. Includes shoemaker's bench, lasts and tools. Sworn to 
by David Stout, Jr., Adm'r, Oct. 24, 1816. File 2800 J. 

1814, Aug. 16. Drake, Rachel, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex Co., 
widow and relict of Ephraim Drake, of same; will of. Son, Reuben 
Drake, V2 my horses and cattle, 1 bed. Daughter, Catherine Drake, 
$100, my watch and wearing apparel, all household linen and ful-ni- 
ture; also other V^ of horses and cattle. Rest of estate to be equally 
divided between said son and daughter, and two grandchildren, 
Ephraim Ayars, and Joshua Ayars, or survivor, when they are 21. 
Executors — son, Reuben, and friend Samuel Stelle. Withesses — 
Nathaniel F. R. Dunn, John Pyatt. Proved Oct. 16, 1816. 

1846, Nov. 13. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Ab'm Dunham, 
David Randolph. Pile 10582 L. 



CALENDAR OF WILI.S 1814-1817 I37 

1814, Sept. 1. Drew, John, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,570.25; made by John Finley, Vining- Hill. Includes 
items that "the widow took at appraisement". Sworn to by Samuel 
Oilmore, Esq., Adm'r, Jan. 12, 1815. File 3215 Q. 

1815, Nov. 7. Drinker, Daniel, of Burlington City and Co.; will of. 
Wife [unnamed], Vs of income from real estate for life; also my 
silver can. Granddaug-hter, Elizabeth Drinker Barker, silver watch 
lately bought of Thomas Parker and all rest of my silver plate. 
Daug'hter, Abigail Barker, to dispose of wearing apparel. Residue of 
personal estate, after debts are paid to be sold. Of proceeds, % to 
wife, and % to daughter, Abigail. All real estate to said Abigail. 
Executors — daughter, Abigail Barker, cousin, Joshua R. Smith. Wit- 
nesses — Reay King, John Quicksall, Charles Ridgway. Proved Dec. 
5, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 1. Inventory, $480.55; made by Robert L. Pitfield, John 
Wilson. Includes carpenter and gardner's tools. File 12807 C. 

1814, Jan. 25. Driver, James. Int. Inventory, $1,297.94; made by 
Roeluf Nevius, Arthur Schenck. Sworn to by Cornelius Vanderveer, 
Geo. Harris, Adm'rs, Jan. 25, 1814, before Samuel Swan, Surrogate 
of Somerset Co. File 1583 R. 

1810, Apr. 20. Drninniond, Gawin, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, Robert, for life and then to his 4 sons, Peter, Crage, 
Milford and Robert, tract of land [description given]. Son, John, for 
life and then to his male heirs a tract of land [description given] ad- 
joining above on Hogswamp Brook at the Pond; also 11 acres on 
south side of White's Pond where Asyl Freeman formerly lived. 
Residue, after debts are paid, to three daughters, Lydia Little, 
Elizabeth Evilman, Rachel Crage, and grandson, Drummond Hunt 
(son of dec'd daughter, Catherine). Executors — Thomas Little, Sr., 
Robert Evilman, Peter Knott. Witnesses — Daniel White, Britain 
White, "over pond", Peeter Harvey. Proved Aug. 12, 1817, when 
Robt. Evilman signed as Executor. File 9218 M. 

1814, Mar. 10. Dubois, John. Int. Inventory, $611.15; made by 
Jeremiah Foster, Ephraim Westcoat. Sworn to by Lewis Dubois, 
Adm'r, Mar. 22, 1814, before Daniel Garrison, Surrogate, Salem Co. 

File 3044 Q. 

1815, Ang. 22. Dubois, IVicliolas, of Trenton [Hunterdon Co.]; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, bed and bedding, furniture for one room, resi- 
due of books. Niece, Maria Dubois, bed and bedding. Nephew, 
Gilliam C. Dubois, my clock (in consideration of the affection I bore 
his father). Nephew, Jonathan Lefferts, my watch. Nephew, Jona- 
than Dubois, my Atlas and Guthries Geography in two volumes. 
Nephew, Isaac Lefferts, my four music books. Nephew, LefTert 
Lefferts, my Goldsmiths Animated Nature. Each of five nieces 
(daughters of my brother, Henry), a small Bible. Nifeces,' Catharine, 
Maria and Anna Dubois, Henry's Exposition of the Bible in six 
volumes and Flavel's Works, which are not to be sold but remain 
in the family and I wish that said nieces may "frequently and dili- 
gently read them and encourage the reading of them by lending 
them among our relations". Residue of estate to be sold. Interest 
of proceeds to wife annually during widowhood. At her death, or 



138 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOI.UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

marriage $50 to Helena Dubois Ryall (daughter of Thomas), and $50 
to Nickolas Dubois Ryall (son of David Ryall). If either should die 
before receiving- same, said sum to Presbyterian Church in Trenton. 
Residue of said monies to be divided among nieces, Anna, Catharine 
and Maria Dubois, Anna Lefferts, Mary and Helena Taggert. Ex- 
ecutor — Charles Ewing. Witnesses — Evan Evans, Alexander Cal- 
houn, Henry B. Howell. Proved Dec. 13, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 12. Inventory, $446.76; made by James Ewing, Henry 
B. Howell. File 2731 J. 

1814, May 7. Dnffield, James. Int. Inventory, $156.50; made by 
Jacob Swope, Isaac Collins. Sworn to by Susannah Duffleld, Adm'x, 
June 15, 1814, before James Matlack, Surrogate, Gloucester Co. 

File 2995 H. 

1816, Sept. 5. Dufford [George] Stephen, of Washington Twsp., 
Morris Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Anna Maria, all real and personal 
estate for life and after her death, % of my plantation to grandson, 
George Dufford (son of my son, Jacob), to have and hold until the 
quit lease is run out and he is to maintain his father and mother 
for life "with the small children". The other % of same to Joseph 
Dills with same conditions as above. The plantation whereon Andrew 
Wack lives to grandchildren [unnamed] (children of my daughter, 
Magdalen Wack). One half of land where I live, and personal 
estate to 3 daughters, Elizabeth Karn, Anna Dills, and Suphia Trim- 
mer. Son, Jacob, all my blacksmith tools. Executors — Jacob Karn, 
Joseph Dills. Witnesses — Frederick, and John Swackhammer, Sr., 
John M'th Kreamer*. Proved Feb. 26, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 3. Inventory, $3,094.03; made by Henry I. Hoffman, 
Jacob Weise. Includes 1 long Dutch Bible and a few names in ac- 
counts. File 1683 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 2. Dumont, Phillip, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $143.00; made by Foster Walters, Noah Hunt. In- 
cludes silver headed sword, carpenter tools. Sworn to by Anna 
Dumont, Adm'x. [No date.] Notation of reverse states "filed May 3, 
1814." File 2656 J. 

1817, Feb. 21. Dunham, Anna*, of Westfield Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Personal estate to be sold and debts paid. Interest of residue 
for maintenance and education of three youngest children, Lewton, 
Hannah and Rebecca, until 14, and If there is any residue after they 
are 14, it is to be divided equally between all my children, Mary, 
Frazy, Elizabeth, Lewtin, Hannah and Rebecca Dunham, or their 
issue or survivors. Executor — brother, William Martin, of Bridge- 
town. Witnesses — Samuel Marsh, Thomas Martin, Benjamin Laing 
Stites. Proved Apr. 19, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 25. Inventory, $2,929.19; made by John Radley, Samuel 
Marsh. File 11045 G. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 27. Dunham, David, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Keziah, wearing apparel, use of homestead south of New 
Brunswick and Newark turnpike, during widowhood; also household 
furniture and provisions on hand, maintenance, and the black girl 
named Peg, for life; firewood all in lieu of dower. Daughter, Sarah 



CAI^ENDAR OP WILLS — 1814-1817 I39 

(wife of Daniel Runyon) for life, land purchased of Edmond Dunham 
and part of homestead lying north of aforesaid road; lot of woodland 
deeded to me by my father, David Dunham, lying- east of Mill Brook; 
also Vt part of undivided woodland (being- part of my father's home- 
stead place) ; also use of lot near New Market, and 1 lot of salt 
meadow in Woodbridge Meadows. Said Daniel to keep up fences 
now maintained by me and my brother, Jeremiah Dunham. He is 
also to have my wagons, 2 horses, harness. After death of my wife, 
interest of her share of my homestead for use of children of my 
daughter, Sarah, and they are to have residue of estate at her death. 
Executors — son-in-law, Daniel Runyon, Jr., friend, Samuel Stelle. 
Witnesses — Alexander Dunn, George W. Dunham, Azariah Dunham. 
Proved Nov. 11, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 15. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Abraham Dunham, 
Thomas F. Randolph. Includes a number of names in accounts. 

File 10633 L. 

1815, Aug. 2. Dunham, Klias, of Westfield Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,793.50; made by John Mann, John Tucker. Includes 1 
kiln of unburnt brick. Sworn to by William Martin, one of Adm'rs, 
Jan. 15, 1816. File 10974 G. 

1817, July 7. Dunham, Hannah, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Sister, Sarah Hedges, all real and personal estate to dispose of 
as she thinks proper. Executors — said sister, Sarah, and friend, 
Joseph Torakins. Witnesses — William Boyle, Samuel Bailey, Deborah 
Conklin. Proved July 12, 1817. 

1817, Aug. 12. Inventory, $805.70; made by Luther Littile. 

File 1684 N. 

1817, June 25. Dunham, Job, of Salem Town and Co., nuncupative 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, all property she brought with her. Residue, 
after debts are paid, to be divided between wife and his sister, 
Elizabeth Dunham. Executor — Morris Handcock. Witnesses — 
Rhoda Denn, Dr. Robert H. Van Meter, Mary S. Thompson. 

1817, June 26. Acceptance of above instrument as will of testator 
signed by Rebecca Dunham*, widow of Job, and John, William 
David Dunham, (brothers) and Elizabeth Dunham (sister) of Job 
Dunham. Witnesses — Samuel Edwards, Elisabeth Barton. Proved 
July 11, 1817. 

1817, July 15. Inventory, $1,432,261/2; made by Henry Freas, John 
W. Tuft. Includes list of names in accounts, 3 stills and equipment 
at Thomsons Bridge. File 3343 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, May 4. Dunham, Josiah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Anne, interest of residue of estate, (after debts are paid), 
during widowhood. All real and personal estate to be sold. At her 
marriage, or death, residue to all except son, John (who is to have 
14 of an equal share) and daughter, Elizabeth (an equal share if 
she survives her present husband, and if she does not, only $1.) 
[There may have been other children not named — the meaning is 
not clear.] Executors — Joseph D. Shot-well, Joseph Shot-well (son of 
John). Witnesses — John Shotwell, Joseph O. Lufbery, Samuel Marsh, 
Jr. Proved Apr. 3, 1816. 

1816, Mar. 12. Inventory, $249.21; made by Nathan Shotwell, 
Randolph CrowelL File 10583 L. 



I40 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Aug. 28. Dnnlap, James, of Millville Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $910.87; made by Israel Stratton, David Reed. In- 
cludes note of Nathan Leake, and bond of John Dunlap. Sworn to by 
Abigail Dunlap. Adm'x. Feb. 20, 181G. File 1781 F. 

1706, Sept. 21. Dnnii, Samuel, of Somerset Co. Int. Inventory, 
£6.01.74; made by Isaac Smalley, John Tingley. Sworn to by Ruben 
Dunn, Adm'r, Jan. 5, 1814. File 1584 R. 

1817, Feb. 18. Dunn, William, of Piscataway Tw^sp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $94.09; made by Phinehas F. Randolph, John Dayton. 
Sworn to by Francis Carman, Adm'r, June 18, 1817. File 10634 L. 

1815, Aug. 9. Durand, Joseph, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $530.74; made by Abraham Harrison, Amos Day. Sworn 
to by William Day, Adm'r, Jan. 12, 181G. File 10975 G. 

1815, May 8. Durham, Rebeccah. Int. Inventory, $138.74; made by 
William Fisher, Abraham Quick. Sworn to by Nickolas Ott Durham, 
Adm'r, May 30, 1815, before Isaac F. Blackwell, Surrogate of Hunter- 
don Co. File 2732 J. 

1815, Apr. 12. Dufyee, Ffeiiefie, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Ward. Inventory consists of two items only. Cash, $380.65, and 
rent due Apr. 1, 1816, $41.74; made by Henry Duryee, guardian of 
said ward, Apr. 18, 1815. File 1629 R. 

1814, July 20. Duryee, Simon, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory, $385,971/^; made by Abraham Voorhees, John Skill- 
man. Sworn to by Ann Duryee, William Duryee, Adm'rs, July 30, 
1814. File 1621 R. 

1815, Apr. 12. Duryee, William C, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Ward. Inventory consists of two items only, Cash, $380.65, and 
rent due April 1, 1816, $41.74; made by John Skillman, guardian of 
said ward, Apr. 18, 1815. File 1628 R. 

1814, July 6. Dye, Joseph, Sr., of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, house and lot whereon I live, for life; also one cow. 
bureau, breakfast table, bed and bedding. Residue of personal prop- 
erty to be divided between son, Joseph Dye and daughter, Jane John- 
son. At death of my wife, said house to two children equally. Ex- 
ecutor — wife, Elizabeth*, and son, Joseph. Witnesses — Samuel T. 
Bellerjeau, Robert Goodwin, Alexander Wltherup. Proved May 24, 
1815. 

1815, Apr. 29. Inventory, $195.67; made by Samuel T. Bellerjeau, 
George M. Furman. File 2733 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, May 26. Dye, Laureuoe, of East Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $390.02; made by Elias Danser, Thomas Allen. Includes 
notes of Thomas Hooper, Hugh M. Wild. Sworn to by Lewis Forman, 
Adm'r, May 29, 1815. File 10534 L. 

1815, Feb. 3. Dyson, George, of Bloomfield Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,276. 37i^; made by Thomas Edward StuU, Thomas AlBOp. 



CAIvENDAR 01^ WII^IvS 1814-1817 I4I 

Includes brass mortar and pestle, box printing instruments. Sworn 
to by Mary Dyson, Adm'x, Aug. 4, 1815. File 10905 G. 

1811, May 10. £!arl, Caleb, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Nephew, Caleb Earl (son of my brother, Thomas, dec'd), 
house and lot where I live; also the adjoining lot purchased of Elias 
Leonard; also store house and lot, now occupied by John Newbold 
and Jonathan Hough; also all land with improvements thereon that 
I now own, to the south of Mount Pisgah, purchased of Amos Atkin- 
son and heirs of George Croshaw, he paying to Esther Wright 
(daughter of my brother-in-law, Caleb Wright), $300. To Elizabeth 
Brannen, my present housekeeper, the house and lot in Juliustown 
now occupied by Jacob Rowand; also lot of land at east end of 
Mount Pisgah. To Rachel Stevenson (daughter of Thomas, dec'd), 
house and lot in Juliustown now occupied by Joel Cliver. To 
Abraham Kelley (son of Vashti Kelley, dec'd), ifS.OOO when 21. 
Nephew, Anthony S. Earl, % of cedar swamp in Stafford Twsp., 
Monmouth Co., purchased in partnership with Jonathan Hough, from 
Amos Southward. To Caleb Martin (son of Mathias), and to Caleb 
Parent (son of William), each $100. Rest of estate, real and per- 
sonal, to be sold, and proceeds divided equally between Esther Earl, 
Rebeccah Earl, Sarah Earl (daughters of my brother, Joseph), and 
Mary Shreve (daughter of my brother-in-law, Alexander Shreve). 
Executors — brother, Joseph Earl, and nephew, Anthony S. Earl. 
Witnesses — Joseph N. Hough, Jno. Newbold, Joel Cliver. Proved Apr. 
5, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 5. Inventory, $23,401.62; made by John Newbold, William 
L. Earl. File 12808 C. 

1816, Jan. 16. Earl, Edith, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Daughters, Mary, Letitia and Leah Earl, wearing apparel 
and all plate; also all lands equally. After debts are paid, residue to 
all children, Anthony, Mary, Letitia, Caleb, Thomas and Tanton. 
Executors^ — 3 daughters, Mary, Letitia and Leah. Witnesses — Jona- 
than and Mary S. Curtis, Katherine Sykes. Proved Oct. 13, 1817, when 
Mary and Leah Earl signed as Executrices. 

1817, Oct. 3. Inventory, $1,977.13; made by John Newbold, Joseph 
N. Hough. This is sworn to by three named Executrices. 

Pile 12921 C. 

1815, July 7. Earl, Mary*, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
To heirs of my daughter, Sarah Ogden, land with improvements, 
bought of David Ogden. Personal estate to be sold and debts paid. 
Stones to be placed at graves of myself and dec'd husband [unnamed]. 
Executor — Henry Howell. Witnesses — Dan. L. Burt, Sarah Whitecar, 
Ephraim Westcott. Proved Aug. 8, 1815. 

1815, July 18. Inventory, $135. 85^^; made by Ezekiel Wescott, 
Moses Bateman. File 1737 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 15. Earl«, John P., of Bergen Twsp., and Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $74.60; made by John Cutwater, Rynier Van Giesen. Sworn 
to by Penelope Earle, Adm'x, Oct. 31, 1814. File 3630 B. 

1801, Sept. 12. Earle, Robert, Sr., of Weehawk, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Son, Edward, all real and personal property; also all furniture in 



142 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

house, he paying to my son, Daniel Earle, £20, to my daughter, Jane, 
a bed and bedding, to my daughter, Mary, a bed and bedding, and 
to each of them, 6 chairs. Sons, Job and Joseph to be comfortably 
maintained during their lives. No executor named. Witnesses — 
Fanny Stakers, Matthias Penne, A. Marshall. Proved May 12, 1814, 
when Edward R. Earle signed as Executor. 

1814, June 13. Inventory, $124.00; made by Cornelius Doremus, 
Lucas Van Boskerck. File 3621 B. 

1815, Augr. 10. Eastburn, Robert, of New Brunswick City, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. All estate to Executors in trust. Daughter, Mary 
Ann, interest of $1,000, for life, free of any control of her husband, 
and after her death, principal to be divided among her children or 
their heirs. Daughter, Abigail, to have $104 yearly for life; but if 
she shall not cohabit with her present husband, James Bayer. Ex- 
ecutors in their discretion may retain said annuity until she be in 
real need. To grandson, Robert Bayer, $100, to be retained by 
executors until death of said Abigail. To Mary Taylor, $50 for 
faithful nursing of my grandson, Robert Bayer. Son, Robert East- 
burn, $250. Son, Thomas, $775. Son, Joseph, $500. To Elizabeth 
Smith, for faithful nursing of my deceased wife and myself, $450. 
To William Jobs (son of William Jobs of South Amboy), $25. To 
the widow [unnamed] of my brother, John, $100 to be paid into 
hands of my brother, Joseph, and given her as necessity requires. 
To Susannah Hunt (daughter of Samuel Noe, of N. Y.), $100 "she 
being a goodly minded woman indisposed in body and poor in 
estate". To Elizabeth Evans, $50. To John Vial, $75. The interest 
of $300 for charities within the city of New Brunswick, according 
to advice of the Humane Society. $200 towards building a 
Friends Meeting House if "such is begun within 10 years 
from this date". $200 to be given to city of Philadelphia, 
and also .^200 to city of New York, to "suitable individuals or a 
corporate body for schooling of white and colored children, equally". 
$50 to New Jersey Bible Society or if such is not incorporated, said 
sum to John Neilson Squire for their use. To Joseph Clark, of I'hila- 
delphia, and to Dr. Conover C. Blatchley of New York, each $50 for 
purchase and circulation of religious tracts. The payment of debt 
that William Jobs owes me, may be at discretion of Executors, post- 
poned for six years, he paying interest thereof. Residue of estate 
to be divided between sons, Robert and Thomas and daughter, Mary 
Ann, equally. Executors — friends, William P. Deare, Dr. Augustus R. 
Taylor. Witnesses — Jonathan C. Ackerman, Robert Downs, Joseph 
W. Scott. 

1815, Aug. 17. Codicil. $75 to the Corporation for Relief of Poor 
Children in New Brunswick. An additional sum of $25 to William 
Jobs (son of William of South Amboy). Witnesses — same. Proved 
Aug. 29, 1815. 

1815, Aug. 28. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Asa Runyon, 
Dower D. Williamson. Includes in shop: 2 Bibles in 2 volumes and 
27 single Bibles, 3 boxes containing unfinished Bibles, and "stock con- 
sisting of drugs, medicines, paints, oils, seeds, jugs, measures, scales, 
weights, tar, carbuoys, demijohns," etc. Sworn to by Executors, 
May 15, 1817. File 10535 L. 

1815, Nov. 20. Eaton, Horatio [Horace] W., of North Brunswick 
Twsp., Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, $1,436.27; plus an untotaled list 
of book accounts; made by David Mercereau, Peter Dayton. In- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 143 

eludes long- list of materials and cloths [apparently contents of a 
store]. Sworn to by John L. Johnston, Adm'r, Nov. 24, 1815. 

File 10536 L. 

1817, Aug. 30. Eckinan, Martha, of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $248.97; made by Joseph Wollever, John Creveling, 
Jr. Sworn to by Garret Vliet, Adm'r, Sept. 1, 1817. File 1585 S. 

1817, Feb. 10. Eddy, John, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Mary Roll, $250. Residue of real and personal estate to 
children of my son, William, the boys having 2 shares to the girls' 
1 share. Executors — William Eddy, William Roll, Silas Lindsly. 
Witnesses — John Pierson, Jacob Allen, Stephen P. Freeman. Proved 
May 24, 1817, when William Eddy signed as Execiitor. 

1817, May 23. Inventory, $254.46; made by Blias Howell, Jacob 
Allen. File 1685 N. 

1816, Sept. 4. Edgar, Clarkson, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $4,333.68; made by Frazee Ayers. William Smith. 
Sworn to by William Edgar, James Smith, Adm'rs, June 11, 1817. 

File 10635 L. 

1814, Dec. 20. Edgar, James, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, Ya of all household goods (the clock excepted); 
1 horse, 3 cows, 6 sheep, riding chair and harness, provisions, grains; 
service of my negro girl, Mariann; use of V2 the dwelling house, 
garden and barns, firewood; $20 yearly for life to be paid by son, 
Thomas; also Vi of profits of sales of grains raised by son, Samuel, in 
lieu of dow^er. Son, Thomas, the plantation on which he lives adjoin- 
ing Henry Freeman, Marsh Noe; Vz of salt meadow purchased of 
Samuel Brewster. Son, Samuel, part of homestead including my dwell- 
ing house, barns, etc., adjoining John Vanhorne, the school land, Isaac 
Prawl (25 acres); lot adjoining same; other % of salt meadow; the 
negro man, Cato and woman, Lett; the new farm wagon and the 
clock, (after death of my wife); also use of land devised to my 
daughter, Betsey, until death of my wife, subject to bequests to his 
mother as aforesaid. Daughter, Polly Herriot, for life, use and bene- 
fit of 2 lots now occupied by her, as purchased of James Paton and 
William F. Manning and at her death all of same to her female 
children equally; all the articles now in her possession which I 
purchased of administrators of Smith Herriot. Daughter, Sally Free- 
man, lot (formerly Nathaniel Heards), adjoining James Paton, 
Marsh Noe. Daughter, Betsey, 50 acres adjoining Samuel's lands, 
having possession thereof after death of her mother; % household 
goods and the negro girl, Mariann, until she is 21 at which time she 
Is to be freed. Residue after debts are paid, to wife. Negroes, Jake 
and Suck, to be freed when 30. Executors — sons, Thomas and Samuel. 
Witnesses — Marsh Noe, Abraham Lee, Ichabod Potter. Proved Jan. 
19, 1815. 

1815, Jan. 19. Inventory, $1,589.98; made by Jonathan Freeman, 
Abraham Lee. Includes shoemaker's tools, bench and leathers. 

File 10537 L. 

, — . Edwards, Ananias, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. 

Int. Inventory. $42.25; made by George Souder, William Rose. Sworn 
to by David Edwards, Adm'r, Mar. 22, 1814. Pile 1678 F. 



144 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1813> Dec. y. £d>vards, Uavid, of Cape May Co., minister; will of. 
Two houses at corner of Vernon and South Streets, Philadelphia, to 
be rented or sold. Lot on Walnut Street to be improved. Tables 
and chairs for children, John, Alexander, David and Anne. Daughter, 
Anne, box of china, plate, bureau and Mrs. Edwards' apparel. Prop- 
erty in partnership with Uriah Hand, to be sold. My books to be 
carried to Philadelphia and disposed of there agreeable to advice of 
Mr. Woodward. Residue of moveables to be disposed of for benefit 
of children who are to be put in care of Robert Edmonds, Esq. Ex- 
ecutoj- — said Robert Edmonds. Witnesses — Nathan Bacon, Prudence 
Bacon, Daniel Hug-lies. Proved Jan. 4, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 6. Inventory, $3,232.08; made by Spicer Hughes, Matthew 
Whillden. Includes books in English, French, Welch, Latin, Greek 
and Hebrew, accounts of George B. Dawson, Francis Brewster, debt 
due from Corporation of Presbyterian Church, debts of Robert C. 
Schenck, Ezekiel Stevens, Alexander McKean. File 884 E. 

1816, June 28, Ii:dwar<is, Tlioma-s, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, .$20 annually for life; use of any part of house 
she chooses, 2 beds and bedding, maintenance from farm. All lands 
to 2 sons, Samuel and Ruben; also all stock and farming utensils, 
and all accounts, they paying my debts. They must also pay to my 
daughter. Charity Baird, $200, and to my son. William $200. Son, 
John, has already had his share. They must pay Joshua Edwards. 
$500; also to my son, Joseph, $500 and to my daughter, Elizabeth, 
$500. Household furniture to remain in house for use of wife and 
daughter, Elizabeth, until death of my wife, after which it is to be 
divided between Elizabeth and her sister, Mary Baird. If Elizabeth 
should marry she is to have a good outset, 2 cows, 6 sheep, and if 
she does not marry, she is to have a home for life. Executors — sons, 
Joshua, and Samuel. Witnesses — Samuel Mount, Michael Mount, 
Benjamin Van Schoick. Proved Oct. 3, 1816. 

1816. Oct. 2. Inventory, $2,358.78; made by Michael Mount, Ben- 
jamin Van Schoick. File 9180 M. 

1814, Nov. 15. Egbertson, Egbert*, of Bloomfleld, Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rachel, all real and personal estate for life. Son, John, 
use of % of homestead where I live, and after his death, same to my 
grandson, Cornelius Egbertson. The other Vi of same to grandson. 
Abraham Egbertson. Two granddaughters, Hellitchy, and Rachel 
Egbertson, each to have 3 acres of land. Two daughter.s, Mary 
Speer and Jane Yorks, use of 12 acres and at their death to their 
heirs. Said lot bounded by Nickolas P. Garrabrant, Peter A. Garra- 
brant, Garrabrant A. Garrabrant, and Peter Garrison; also 56 acres 
adjoining Reynier Speer, William Brooks and Peter Egbertson and 
others. My servant, Titus, to be given his freedom after death of 
my wife. Executors — Abraham Speer. Jr., son-in-law, Cornelius 
Yorks. Witnesses — Robert Van Giesen, John Lawrence, Alexander 
Lawrence. Proved Apr. 8, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 9. Inventory, $803. 80i^; made by Alexander Lawrence, 
Reynier I. Vangison. File 10976 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Xov. 19. Eieke, George, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $329.71; made by John Haas, Jacob Brunner. In- 
cludes notes of John D. Sutphin, Jacob Schuyler. Sworn to by Peter 
Eick, Adm'r, Nov. 25, 1814. File 2657 J. 



cai,e:ndar 01^ wiivLS — 1814-1817 145 

1813, Sept. 11. Elberson, Daniel. Int. Inventory, $186.G4; made by 
John Sleeper, John Butterworth. Affirmed by Andrew Elberson*, 
Adm'r, Jan. 21, 1814, before Abraham Brown, Surrogate, Burlint^ton 
Co. Pile 12719 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Nov. 18. Eldridge, William, of Gloucester Town, and Co.; 
will of. Son, William M., all estate, real and personal, he paying 
legacies. Son, Job, $C0O. Daughter, Deborah (wife of Isaac Kay), 
$500. Two sons, Josiah and Eli, each $20. Daughter, Hannah (wife 
of Henry Wood), $250. $50 to each of following grandchildren: 
Joseph, Rebecca, Ann, Agnes, Enos, Deborah and Griffeth (children 
of my son, Enos), and William, Abigail, Susannah, Eli, Burrough, 
Hannah and Isaac (children of Eli Eldridge), and Duncan, Hannah, 
Josiah, John and Ann (children of Josiah), when they are 21. Ex- 
ecutor — son, William. Witnesses — Joseph V. Clark, Isaac Doughton, 
Morris Hall, Jr. Proved Feb. 26, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 6. Inventory, $4,657.98; made by Isaac Kay, Isaac 
Doughton. File 3085 H. 

1815, Dec. 27. Elfreth, Joseph T., of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $461.00; made by Thomas Redman, Jr., Joseph Middle- 
ton. Sworn to by Jeremiah Elfreth, Adm'r, Jan. 9, 1816. 

File 3087 H. 

1816, Feb. 17. Ellicock, John, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. All property to be sold and debts paid. Residue for mainte- 
nance of Sarah Matton, my wife, and any residue after her death, 
to my son, Jonthen Ellecock, who is the son of Rachel Betson. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, William Dongall. Witnesses — William Coskey, 
Samuel Hills, John Coskey. Proved June 11, 1816. File 1638 N. 

1814, Feb. 21. Ellis, Amos, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $14,753.71; made by Joseph Brown, William Carslake. 
Affirmed by Peter H. Ellis, Adm'r, Feb. 26, 1814. File 12720 C. 

1816, May 27. Ellis, Samuel, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,868.39; made by Chalkley Moore, Isaac Pine. In- 
cludes ship and boat timbers on the landing. Sworn to by Josiah 
Moore, Jacob French, Adm'rs, May 29, 1816. File 3086 H. 

1815, June 9. Ellison, Joseph, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, 2 beds and bedding, cupboard, small table, 
horse, cow, 2 hogs, chairs, use and possession of homestead during 
widowhood. Rest of personal estate, and out lands of pine and salt 
meadow to be sold and debts paid. Part of homestead farm adjoin- 
ing Thomas Ellison also to be sold if necessary. At end of wife's 
widowhood, all estate to be sold and proceeds divided among sons, 
Samuel, Joseph, Rulif, and George, and daughters, Margaret Lamber- 
son, Susannah Ross, Mary Livings and Hannah Roff and grand- 
daughter, Susanna (daughter of my dec'd son, Lawrence), and 
daughter, Martha Morgan. Executor — friend, Samuel Pitney. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel R. Ellison, Peter McGairston, William Leshear. 
Proved Aug. 21, 1817. 

1817, July 22. Inventory, $222.42; made by Samuel B. Ellison, 
David Hall. File 10636 L. 



146 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1817, Jan. 31. BImer, Jonathan, of Bridgton, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Elizabeth Elmer, mansion house and lot and adjoin- 
ing lot; also woodland, and residue of personal estate but if she 
dies leaving no issue, all of same to my son, William. Son, William, 
house and lot where he lives and remainder of real estate; also % 
of personal estate. To Presbyterian Church at Bridgton interest of 
$1,000. To Bridgton Academy, now in building, interest of $,oOO. To 
General Assembly of Presbyterian Church in United States, interest 
of $200. AVilliam Elmer and John Holmes to be trustees for daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth. Executor — son, William. Witnesses — Stephen Miller, 
Eph. Holmes, John B. Miller. To Board of Missions of General As- 
sembly of Presbyterian Church, $100. To American Bible Society, 
$100. Proved Sept. 20, 1817. Pile 1823 F. 

.1814, Jan. 22. E^lston, David, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $424.69; made by Robert Carr, Anthony Hough. Sworn 
to by Moses Dewitt, Jacob Elston, Adm'rs, Jan. 27, 1814. 

File 1419 S. 

1814, Jan. 22. Blston, Joseph, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $834.87; made by Robert Carr, Anthony Hough. Sworn to 
by Moses Dewitt, Jacob Elston, Adm'rs, Jan. 27, 1814. File 1420 S. 

1814, Mar. 9. Elsworth, William, of Harington Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, a £200 bond received by me from her brother, 
William Smith (which is her property), and her plate and furniture, 
and £29 in cash; $500 out of my estate and a suitable suit of mourn- 
ing, all in lieu of dower and according to an agreement made Aug. 
24, 1798. She is also to have interest of $1200 yearly during widow- 
hood. Son, John, the tinman's tools which I lent him, my large gun. 
Son, Richard, small gun. Rest of estate, equally to all children, 
John, William, Richard and daughter, Ann, or their heirs. Whereas 
son, William, has been absent for several years and it is not known 
whether he is dead or alive, his share to be kept at interest for two 
years, after which it may be divided between other children. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, John and Richard, and friends, Richard Blauvelt, Esq., 
and John Salisbury. Witnesses — William "Van Dalsem, Jacob Ferdon*, 
William Elsworth. 

1814, Apr. 18. Inventory, $ 18,196.34 1^ ; made by William Van Dal- 
sem, Sam'l G. Verbruck. A number of names in accounts, and plate 
marked "J S". File 3632 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 26. Elwell, Abraham, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $392.31; made by Samuel Nelson, Jerediah DuBois. Includes 
blacksmith tools. Sworn to by Abraham Elwell, Jr., Adm'r, June 11, 
1816. File 3272 Q. 

1817, Apr. 9. Elwell, Jacob, of Stoe Creek Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe, $150, the goods she brought at our marriage, 
all in lieu of dower. Real estate to be sold; also residue of personal 
estate. Children, David, Mahlon, Jeremiah, William, each $100 and 
children of dec'd son, Samuel (except Hannah), to have $100 divided 
between them. Daughter, Rachel Ayars, $75. To Joseph, Ralph and 
Rebecca Allen (children of my daughter, Delilah Allen), to have $75 
divided between them; but if her husband, Kent Allen, dies before 



CALENDAR OP WItLS 1814-1817 1 47 

her, said legacies to their mother, Delila. Debts due me from sons 
and sons-in-law, Lewis Ayars and Kent Allen to be received without 
interest. Executors — son, Jeremiah, son-in-law, Lewis Ayares. Wit- 
nesses — David James, Maskell Ware, Charles Clark. Proved July 8. 
1817. 

1817, July 4. Inventory, $2,077.41; made by George Howell, Maskell 
Ware. File 1824 F. 

1817, Jane 7. Elwell, Jesse, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $33.75; made by Isaac Day, Henry Day. Sworn 
to by Joseph Jaquett, Adm'r, Dec. 3, 1817. File 3298 Q. 

1816, Oct. 11. Elwell, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,215.35; made by John Sibley, David Lupton. Sworn 
to by Dan Simkins, Adnl'r, May 10, 1817. File 1825 F. 

1815, May 3. Elwell, Samuel. Int. Inventory, $281.20; made by 
James Johnston, Maskell Ware, Esq. Sworn to by Charles Clark, 
Adm'r, June 3, 1816, before T. Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

File 1782 F. 

1816, Nov. 20. Elwell, Samuel, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,062.00; made by Vining Hill, Joseph Lippin- 
cott. Items in inventory marked in margin "widow". Sworn to by 
William Holladay, Adm'r, Mar. 5, 1817. File 3317 Q. 

1816, Mar. 8. Ely, George, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., carpenter; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all household goods, all money and provisions 
in hovise to be at her disposal; also rents and profits of real estate, 
with privilege of working the quarries and selling stone during 
widowhood, in order to maintain and educate my daughter, Mar- 
garet and grandson, John Holmes, until he is 14. If wife should die, 
or marry, before said grandson is 14, I give $100 yearly to my son, 
James, as executor, for maintenance and education of said grandson. 
Two sons, James and William, all my carpenter tools. To Trustees 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Trenton, whatever sum may 
be due me from them. The addition now being built to my house, 
to be completed so as to join it to my 3-story brick house, leaving 
a small alley between. The house and lot where I now live to son, 
James. My 3-story brick house on Warren Street and lot to son, 
William. Daughter, Rebecca (wife of Henry Cortelyou, of New 
Brunswick), 14 of the lot with buildings thereon, on north side of 
Second Street, adjoining lands of Ogden Woodruff and extending up 
to Quarry Street. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Henry Bellerjeau), 
14 of same. The % part thereof to two children of my daughter, 
Frances Gibson (late wife of John Gibson), and the other 14 to my 
daughter, Margaret Ely; but if she dies before 21, her share to my 
surviving children. Son-in-law, Charles Holmes, 60 cents in full of 
all claims to any part of my estate. To son-in-law, John C. Moore, 
60 cents likewise. Executors — wife, Mary, and son, James. Wit- 
nesses — John Anderson, Jacob Mulford, Jas. Ewing. Proved Apr. 
30, 1816, when James Ely signed as Executor. File 2802 J. 

1814, Mar. 16. Ely, Joseph, of East Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, % of moveable property forever, and real estate 
during widowhood, in lieu of dower. Children [unnamed], boys arid 



148 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOI^UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

girls to have their share as each arrives to 21. They are to have a 
good English education and be decently brought up. Executors — 
wife, Ann, and brother, John J. Ely, they to be guardians to chil- 
dren. If all my children should die before age and without issue, 
my property to be shared by my wife, my brother and my sisters. 
Witnesses — Enoch Wilson, Daniel Johnes, Joseph Ely. Proved Mar. 
29, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 22. Inventory, $4,939.82; made by Joseph Ely, John B. 
Mount. File 10463 L. 

1816, May 10. Ely, Pliebe, of Livingston, Essex Co., widow of 
James Ely; will of. A decent head stone to be placed at my grave, 
and one at grave of my last husband, dec'd. Wearing apparel to 2 
sisters, Sally Templeton and Electa Ball, and to niece, Phebe Babbitt. 
Any residue to said Phebe Babbit. Executors — niece, Phebe Babbit, 
friend, Stephen Youngs. Witnesses — Aaron Condit, Isaac Ball, Lewis 
Casaday. Proved May 24, 1816, before D. Thompson, Surrogate of 
Morris Co. 

1816, May 22. Inventory, $557.04; made by Stephen Cook, John 
Campfield. Includes blacksmith anvil, vise and iron. File 1G39 N. 

1813, Dec. 24. Emens, John I., of Franklin Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Anderson, Joshua 
Martin. Includes set of smith tools, "cash give up by Mrs. Emens". 
Sworn to by Rebecah Emans, Adm'x, May 31, 1814. File 1585 R. 

1816, Mar. 1. Emery [Eniryl, Henry, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Moveable property to be sold and monies arising from 
such sales, together with monies from sale of farm late in my 
possession as sold to William Miller; also all my real and personal 
estate, to be divided into 7 parts. One of said parts to each of sons, 
Conrad, Jacob, William, John, Henry, daughter, Mary Opdyeke, their 
heirs, or survivors, and the other share to children of my dec'd 
daughter, Catharine Anderson, as they become 21. Executors — son, 
William Emery, William Alpaugh, Jr. Witnesses — Arch. S. Taylor, 
William Hann, Esq., Peter Hoppough. Proved Apr. 12, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 11. Inventory, $5,243.21; made by William Hann, Peter 
Hoppough. File 2870 J. 

1816, Dec. 25. Emmerson, Nero*, of Middle Twsp., Cape May Co., 
"couloured Man"; will of. All real estate to Downs Edmunds (son 
of Robert); also V2 my personal estate, he paying my debts. To 
daughter-in-law, Lovina Coachman, other half of personal estate 
and in case of her death to her husband, William Coachman. Said 
personal estate (except wife's wearing apparel, which is for said 
Lovina), to be sold. Executor — Downs Edmunds. Witnesses — 
Thomas H. Hughes, Roger Wales, Noah Harris. Proved Feb. 3, 1817. 

1817, May 22. Inventory, $531.58; made by Jacob Foster, Jonathan 
Cummings. Includes "wearing apparel of Phebe Emerson, a specific 
legacy". File 920 E. 

• Signed by mark. 

[In will. Testator is styled simply "Nero — coloured man" but to 
Inventory has been added "Emmerson". Compiler's note.] 

1812, Feb. 20. Emmons, Ezeklel*, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Debts 
to be paid. Wife, Margaret, use of room in house, all furniture she 



CAI.ENDAR OF WII^IvS 1814-1817 I49 

brought to me, a bed and bedding; firewood, and maintenance during 
widowhood, in lieu of dower. Maintenance to be furnished by son- 
in-law, Thomas Dunaha, or the person who shall have possession 
of my farm during her widowhood. Brother, Abel Emmons, the 
farm of 30 acres on which he now resides, with the appurtenances 
thereon. All other land of which I die possessed, to my son-in-law, 
Thomas Dunaha and his wife, Abigail, for life, for the maintenance 
and education of their children, and after their deaths, and the 
death of my wife, residue of my estate to be divided between heirs 
of said Thomas and Abigail Dunaha. Executor — friend, Dr. Samuel 
Forman. Witnesses — Tunis Forman, David Forman, Denise Forman. 
Proved Jan. 3, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 29. Inventory, $1,469.53; made by Denise Forman, Tunis 
Forman. Includes several names in accounts. File 9093 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, June 20. Bmmons, Isaac, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $755.10; made by Nickolas Ott, John Shurts. In- 
cludes large Bible, a few names in accounts. Sworn to by John 
Thompson, Adm'r, Aug. 2, 1814. Signed also by Daniel A. Ammer- 
man. File 2658 J. 

1812, Dec. 18. Emmons, Job, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, $200; use of real estate and residue of per- 
sonal estate (after debts are paid) during widowhood, in lieu of 
dower, for maintenance and support of my minor children, and of my 
daughter, Esther, who resides with me. Two sons, Asa and Job, (as 
tenants in common), all real estate, being the plantation whereon I 
now live with all appurtenances. They are to pay to brothers and 
sisters, Nathan, Uriah, and Lewis, each $457.14 on August 8, 1824 
(sums advanced to them to be part of their shares) and to daughters. 
Anchor, Esther, Mary and Hannah, each $228.50 (likewise deducting 
sums advanced to Anchor). Executors — wife, Hannah*, 2 sons, Asa 
and Job. Witnesses — Hugh Newell, Lewis, and Joseph Cowenhoven. 

1815, Mar. 18. Codicil. Daughter, Mary, over what is given her 
in my will, for her attention to me, my hunting side saddle and 
clock. Further sums to be deducted from shares. Witnesses — 
Lewis Throp, Caleb Lloyd. Proved Mar. 5, 1817. File 9219 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

[Hannah was daughter of Uriah Bonham of Hunterdon Co. See 
N. J. Archives, Vol. 40, p 38. Compiler's note.] 

1814, Aug. 17. Engle, Joseph, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,328.55; made by Edm. Dannel, Joseph Haines. 
Affirmed by John Engle, Aaron Engle, Adm'rs, Aug. 18, 1814. 

File 12721 C. 

1815, Apr. 4. English, James R., Esq., of Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Alice, use of all real and personal estate 
(with exceptions), during widowhood, in lieu of dower, she to main- 
tain my family. Son, David, $250; also my clock, and largest Bible. 
Son, William C. English, $250 when 21; also my silver watch. Son, 
James T. English, gold sleeve buttons. Son, J. Smith English, $25, 
when 21. Tavern house and lot adjoining same in Englishtown to 
be sold, together with appurtenances in the tavern; also 40 acres of 
woodland on Pine Brook, adjoining Dr. James English, and others. 



150 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

and debts to be paid thereout. At death or marriage of my wife, 
residue of estate to be divided between my children, equally, David, 
Jane Hedges, William Conover English, Jeremiah Smith English, 
Caroline English, John Craig English, George Henry English, Mary 
English and James Theodore English, as tenants in common. My 
slave, Dinah, to serve her mistress until Apr. 1, 1816, when she shall 
be free. Executors- — wife, Alice, son, David and friend. Dr. John 
Tennet WoodhuU. Witnesses — Thomas Thompson, Jr., Samuel Con- 
over, Caleb Lloyd. Proved May 27, 1815. 

1815, May 29. Inventory, $3,736.14; made by John I. Reed, John 
McChesney. Includes stock in the store. File 9136 M. 

1811, May 29, Knoch, Martha, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Sister, Elizabeth Enoch, all personal estate being sundry house- 
hold goods taken at the appraisal of my father, Thomas Enoch's 
estate; also my wearing apparel. Brother, Thomas Enoch, $208.58, 
being balance of legacy left me by my father. Executor — brother, 
Thomas, he paying debts. Witnesses — Benjamin Turpin, William 
Adams. Proved Sept. 14, 1816, when David Davis signed as Adm'r, 
C.T.A. 

1816, Sept. 12. Inventory, $268.58; made by Joseph Davis, William 
Adams. File 3273 Q. 

1813, Dec. 28. E)nock, Thomas, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, $1,000, giving her permission to take such 
part of household goods as she chooses, in lieu of dower. All estate, 
real and personal, to be sold, and debts paid. Residue to children, 
Mary Ann, Rebecca, Thomas and the unborn child, as they reach 
full age. My widow to keep the children until old enough to put 
them out w^ithout expense. Executors — David Davis, Thomas Davis 
of Woodstown. AVitnesses — Mary Satterthwaite, Sarah Davis, Wil- 
liam Adams. Proved Feb. 23, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 7. Inventory, $1,494.33; made by Joshua Barnes. Joseph 
Davis. Includes accounts of Joseph PauUin, John Caiiii. 

File 3078 Q. 



1813, June 30. Eoff, Robert, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, use and occupancy of real estate during time it re- 
m9.ins unsold, and when sold (by her consent) she is to have in- 
terest from proceeds thereof for life; also privilege of having posses- 
sion of any articles of personal estate from the inventory that she 
may choose, all in lieu of dower. At her death, residue of all estate, 
real and personal to Thomas Royster and Jacob Eoff, equally, and in 
case of death of said Thomas, his share to his son, Robert Royster. 
Executors — friends, Thomas Royster and Andrew Howell. Wit- 
nesses — John Whitenack, Samuel W. Hall, Ann M. Howell. Proved 
Apr. 29, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 28. Inventory, $1,786.01; made by William McEowen, 
James Harriott. Includes family Bible, carpenter tools. File 1586 R. 

1815, Oct. 22. Brrickson, Michael, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed], to have use and care of all moveable estate 
until son, Aaron is 21, for her support and that of minor children. 
When Aaron is 21, all real and personal estate to be sold and money 
equally divided between wife and children, deducting $100 out of 



CALENDAR OP WILLS — 1814-1817 IS I 

Marion Holmes' share (having- advanced her that sum), and $50 out 
of Sarah Lloyd's share for same reason. Executors— son, Michael, 
friend, Col. Elias Conover. Witnesses — David Gordon, David Loyd. 
James I. Reed. Proved Nov. 18, 1815. File 9137 M. 

1810, Jan. 17. Erwin, Rebecca, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset Co.,. 
widow, "being aged"; will of. My body to be buried beside my hus- 
band in the Church yard at Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania and stones to be placed for eacli of us. V2 of £50 bequeathed 
to me by my brother, Thomas Leach (which was to be paid after 
death of his widow), to Rebecca Leach (daughter of Samuel Leach 
of Pennsylvania), and other Yz to be divided between the church at 
Abington and the Church at Kingston, Somerset Co., [New Jersey], 
having the interest thereof for relief of their poor. Margaret 
(daughter of Dr. Jacob Scudder and Hester, his wife), silver cream 
pot, 5 silver teaspoons and $100 when 18. Rebecca Erwin (daughter 
of same), silver teapot and 6 silver teaspoons and $100 when 18 and 
if either should die before inheriting, said money to my niece, Hester 
R. Scudder, wife of said Dr. Scudder who is also to have residue of 
estate. Executor — Dr. Jacob Scudder and his wife, Hester. Wit- 
nesses — John Smith, Ercurius Beatty. Proved Sept. 2, 1817, when 
Jacob Scudder signed as Executor. File 1714 R. 

1815, Apr. 29. Erwin, William, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $41.50; made by Jonathan Shaw, Ebenezer Westcott. 
Sworn to by Ephraim Bateman, Adm'r, July 27, 1815. File 1738 F. 

1816, Aug. 20. Esler, Henry, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $77.83; made by Ralph Post, Isaac Lee. Sworn to by 
Henry Esler, Jr., Adm'r, Sept. 17, 1816. File 10977 G. 

1815, Feb. 7. Evans, William, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $970.69; made by Barzillai Jefferis, John 
Mulford. Sworn to by James Butcher, Adm'r, Mar. 7, 1815. 

File 3159 Q. 

1815, May 9. Everitt, Ann, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made by David Everitt, Paul Stout. 
Sworn to by Daniel Everitt, Hugh Menagh, Adm'rs, May 10, 1815. 

File 2734 J. 

1806, Dec. 12. Everson, Matthias*, of Aquaknock Twsp., Essex Co., 
yeoman "being advanced in life"; will of. Wife, Elener and son, 
John, all residue of estate, real and personal to be held as tenants in 
common and after their deaths, same to be sold and proceeds divided 
between children, Vio thereof to son, Jacob, 1/10 to daughters of my 
daughter, Catlintje (Lanah and Polly), Vw to daughters, Lana and to 
Leah, Vio to daughters of my daughter, Gashe (Lanah and Catlintje), 
Vio to each of daughters, Siche, Jude, Allye and Jannetje. The share 
of any one dying without issue to survivors. Son, Benna Everson 
10 shillings for his birthright. Son, Matthias, lot of land adjoining 
the 10 acres given him by deed. Son, Jacob, small lot southwest of 
lot conveyed to said son, Jacob. Executors — Elias Ja. Vreeland, 
Encreas Gould. Witnesses — Ab'm Vangisen*, Enoch C. Freeland, 
John Freeland. Proved June 28, 1814. 

1814, June 6. Inventory, $377.87; made by Robert Dodd, Peter 
Brower. Pile 10833 G. 

* Signed by mark. 



152 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Sept. 14. Kwan, Absalom, Jr., of Northampton Twsp., Burling-- 
ton Co. Int. Inventory, $3,077.10 1/^ ; made by Charles Merritt, Jacob 
Powell. Includes shop, stuff and tools. Sworn to by David Ewans, 
Adm'r, Sept. 14, 1816. File 12868 C. 

1814, May 3. Ewing, Samuel and Kphraim, of Salem Co. Wards. 
"By virtue of a law entitled, 'An Act, relative to the Surrogate's 
Office of Salem Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814' Letters of Guardianship 
were granted on 3rd day of May same year, unto Captain William 
Smith, Guardian of the person and estates of Samuel Ewing (son of 
Samuel Ewing) and Ephraim Ewing (son of Ephraim Ewing), of 
Salem Co., dec'd; to take effect from June 23, 1800; he having first 
given security." Lib. 40, p. 548. 

[Not listed in Index of Wills, no paper on file.] 

1816, Nov. 20. Kyke, John. Int. Inventory, $377,881,^; made by 
Isaiah Hudnut, Abraham Black. Sworn to by Elliner Eicke, Adm'x, 
Nov. 21, 1816, before I. T. Blackwell, Surrogate of Hunterdon Co. 

File 2801 J. 

1815, July 15. Fairchild, Abner, of Morris Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Son, Ephraim, $50. Son, Enock, $50. Daughter, Anna Youngs, 
$5. Daughter, Susan, bed and bedding, $50. Daughter, Phebe Fair- 
child, bed and bedding, $50. Susan and Phebe to have residence in 
mansion house for one year after my death. Youngest daughter, 
Sally, bed and bedding, $50 when 18, she to be maintained out of my 
estate. Moveable property, after debts are paid, to be divided be- 
tween Ephraim and Barton P^airchild. Executors — sons, Ephraim, 
and Barton Fairchild. Witnesses — Ephraim Lindsly, Isaac Goble, 
Jonathan Miller. Proved Nov. 18, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 16. Inventory, $307-52; made by David Lindsly, Jonathan 
Miller. File 1593 N. 

1814, June 6. Fairchild, Isaac, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. ^Vife [unnamed], whatever she chooses out of moveable estate, 
for use of children while under age, or who remain unmarried at 
home. Having given to two daughters, Lucinda and Esther, a por- 
tion of my estate (as my accounts will show). Executors are to give 
an equal portion to each of my other daughters now unmarried, out 
of personal estate or rents of real estate. Farm and tan yard to be 
rented until youngest child is 21 and at that time to be sold. Ex- 
ecutors — brother, Abraham Fairchild, William Mulford. Witnesses — 
Lot Dixon, Nancy Fairchild, Nathaniel Beers, Jr. Proved Aug. 29, 
1815. 

1815, Aug. 21. Inventory, $561.37; made by Aaron Kitchel, Ellas 
Tompkins. Includes 4 shoe maker benches, tools and lasts, various 
leathers. File 1594 N. 

1817, Sent. 23. Fairfield, Jeremiah, of Hardiston, Sussex Co.; will 
of. To Ephraim Gltchel, of Kenebeck Co., Massachusetts, a horse, 
riding chair and harness; wearing apparel and silver watch. Daugh- 
ter, Paulina, residue of property. Executor — friend, William Colfax 
of Pompton. Witnesses — Henry Bross, Richard Bloom, Samuel Smith. 
Proved Oct. 22, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 11. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Henry Bross, 
Thomas W. Hathorn. Includes 1 vat of skins, 87 African kip skins, 
sundry articles of hides now tanning in company with Sam'l Smith, 
Esq., notes on Boston Bank. File 1525 S. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I53 

1817, Jan. 4. Falkinburgh, Caleb, of Dover Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of plantation purchased of Charles Palken- 
burg-h for maintenance of my family until Samuel is 21; also the 
plantation where I dwell for maintenance and education of children 
until sons, Amos and Job, are 21. To eldest son, John, $500 but if 
he dies before 21, same to his brothers. Son, Samuel, plantation on 
north side of my homestead. Two sons, Amos and Job, place where 
I live. Daug-hter, Phebe Falkinburgh, $200. Daughters, Allice 
Falkinburgh, Hannah Falkinburgh, each $200, all when they are 18. 
Cedar swamp in Little Egg Harbour to be sold. Other cedar swamp 
to sons, Samuel, Amos and Job. After sons take possession, wife, 
Mary, to have $20 annually and a home during widowhood. Daugh- 
ters to have home while single. Residue, after debts are paid, to 
wife for her disposal. Execvitors — Silas Crane, David Stout, Mary 
Falkinburgh. Witnesses — Samuel Woodmansee, Charles Valentine, 
David Bennett. Proved May 4, 1817, when Mary Falkinburgh signed 
as Executrix. File 9220 M. 

1815, Feb. 10. Farley, Isaac, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $394.41; made by John C. Salter, William Crater. 
Sworn to by Mindert Farley, Dennis Wyckoff, Adm'rs, Feb. 11, 1815. 

File 2735 J. 

1815, May 9. Farrow, Fphraim, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $121.73; made by Samuel C. Hillman, Abel Clement. 
Sworn to by Henry F. Cattell, Adm'r, Sept. 5. 1815. Pile 3039 H. 

1815, Feb. 6. Farrow, Peter, of Gloucester Co. Int. Inventory, 
$978.11; made by James Matlack, Ephraim Miller. Consists entirely 
of lists of names for judgments against, book debts, good and doubt- 
ful. Sworn to by Rebecca Farrow, Adra'x, Feb. 28, 1815. File 3038 H. 

1814, May 16. Farrow, Samuel*, of Gloucester Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, and son, Mark Farrow, to have all 
personal estate. All other estate to be sold and debts paid. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Margaret*, and son, Mark. Witnesses — David B. 
Morgan, Mary Wilkins. Proved July 11, 1814. File 2996 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1808, June 6. Fauver, Anne and Ruth. Accounts of estate of 
Joseph Fauver. Under this date, share due Ruth, and five years 
boarding', schooling- and medical services for Anne; five years rent 
of real estate, deducting widow's share, leaves balance of $45.58. 
Sworn to by Ruth Fauver*, guardian, in soccage, to above children. 

1814, Jan. 24. Accounts allowed by Orphans Court. File 6213 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Jan. 1. Fenamore, Rebecca, of Burlington Twsp., and Co.; 
will of. After debts are paid, £5 to each of my 2 brothers, John and 
James Penimore and two sisters, Hannah and Jane Fenlmore. Two 
nieces, Hannah Penimore (daughter of my dec'd sister, Elizabeth), 
and Esther (daughter of my sister, Jane Fenimore), each £5. Residue 
to my daughter, Elizabeth Fenimore. Executors — daughter, Eliza- 
beth and friend, John Cox. Witnesses — Hannah Peirce, Richard M. 
Smith. Proved May 5, 1814, when John Cox signed as executor. 

1814, May 2. Inventory, $857,171^; made by John Folwell, Richard 
M. Smith. File 12723 C. 



154 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Apr. 3. Feniiiiore, Jolin, of Springfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Newbold, Isaac Bigelow. 
Sworn to by Amy Fenimore, Adm'x, June 27, 1816. File 12869 C. 

1814, Mar. 7. Fennimore, James*, of Willingborough, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, rest of woodland bought of Abraham 
Fenimore; also house and barn, and 5 acres adjoining where I now 
live and all moveable estate during life, after which to my then 
living children. Land (23 acres) bought of John Vansciver, to be 
sold and debts paid. Residue of land to children [unnamed], equally. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and son, Isaac. Witnesses — William Van 
Sciver, Abram Vansciver, Charles Fetters. Proved Apr. 4, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 2. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Abram Vansciver, 
William Vansciver. File 12722 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 16. Fenton, Kleazcr, of Upper Penns Neck Tw^sp., Salem 
Co. Wife, Elizabeth, $200. Children, Samuel, Enoch, John, Furman, 
Eleazer, George, Mary Stephenson, Hannah Seal, all estate after 
debts are paid. Granddaughter, Mary Seal, $50 when 18. Ex- 
ecutrices — wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Hannah Seal. ^Vitnesses — 
Thomas Yarrow, John Sill, Ann Windsor*. Proved Apr. 9, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 6. Inventory, $5,006.73; made by Samuel Ervin, Samuel 
Lippincott. File 3310 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Feb. 25. Fenton, !<aniuel, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. All estate to be sold, except three lots of land now en- 
closed within farm of my nephew, John Fenton, in Salem Co., which 
lots are to be conveyed to him, he paying to my estate the purchase 
price that I paid for them, when he is 21. Brother, Eleazer Fenton, 
$8,000. Niece, Mary Stevenson (daughter of my brother, Eleazer), 
$500. Niece, Hannah Sill (daughter of Eleazer), $500. Sister, Eliza- 
beth Elkinton, $5,800 and to her daughter, Elizabeth Elkington, 
$200, when 18. To children of my sister, Hannah Shinn: Hannah 
Earl, $350, Elizabeth Hart, $750, Lydia Shinn, $500, Rebecca Shinn, 
$500, Eleazer Shinn, $450, Samuel Fenton Shinn, $450. To Elizabeth 
Baxter, $300 when 18. To Noah Zilley, $50 out of Salem Co., land. 
Executors — brother, Eleazer, and brother-in-law, Enoch Elkington, 
and friend, Benjamin Zelley. Witnesses — Thomas Wright, Stacy 
Haines, William Woolman. Proved Mar. 7, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 2. Inventory, $8,434.47; made by William Ridgway, 
William Woolman. File 12724 C. 

1816, June 3. Fenton, Samuel. Int. Inventory, $180.00; made by 
Philip Curriden, Samuel Lippincott. Sworn to by Elizabeth Fenton, 
Adm'x, June 3, 1816, before Dan'l Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. 

File 3271 Q. 

1816, June 17. Ferguson, Charles, of Cumberland Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $1,335.31; made by James W. Clong, John Laning, Jr. Sworn 
to by John Campbell, Adm'r, June 18, 1816. File 1783 F. 

1815, Apr. 6. Fick, John, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; Avill of. 
Debts to be paid. All residue of estate, real and personal, to my 
natural son by the Widow Shute, whose name is Martin Luther Fick. 



CALENDAR OE WILI.S 1814-1817 I55 

If I do not "live to see my son arrive to age of 21, my executors to 
pay strict attention to the morals of my son and be careful that he 
learns the trade where I have put him . . ." Not signed and no 
witnesses. 

1815, May 29. Affidavit of Benjamin Smith as to his part in writ- 
ing above will for testator and that at doing of same witnesses 
present were Jacob Green, Margaret Smith, and Jacob Smith. Affi- 
davit of Margaret and Jacob Smith attached also. 

1815, June 7. Affidavit of Thomas Van Winkle, Esq., of Hanover, 
as to will he had written for testator (being the same in content). 
Proved June 7, 1815, when Ebenezer F. Smith signed as Adni'r, C.T.A. 

1815, June 14. Inventory, $3,284.56; made by Jonathan Tomkins, 
Benjamin L. Condict. Sworn to by Adm'r, July 6, 1815. File 1595 N. 

1812, Dec. 16. Field, Isaae, Sp., of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, $20; also $40 yearly, to be paid by son, 
Robert, during her life; also 2 beds and bedding, table, linens, 6 
mahogany colored Windsor chairs, 1 arm chair, stool, desk, cherry 
card table, tea table, walnut stand, and such kitchen furniture as she 
chooses; also a cow, all in lieu of dower. Daughter, Mary Field, 2 beds 
and bedding, table linens, C walnut chairs with cushion bottoms, case 
of high drawers, cherry bureau, cherry dining table, mahogany 
breakfast table, cherry stand, large looking glass, 6 large silver table- 
spoons, 6 silver teaspoons, silver sugar tongs, and such tea tackling 
and Queens ware as she chooses; also carpeting, shovel and tongs, 
1 cow, 3 sheep, 1 hog, poultry. Daughter, Sarah (wife of Joseph 
Yarley, of state of Pennsylvania), $300. Son, Robert, all residue of 
plantation, exclusive of part already given to daughter, Mary, by 
deed; also cedar swamps, bed and bedding. Land purchased of Wil- 
liam Boass and John Lowell to be sold; also rest of personal estate, 
debts paid, and any overplus therefrom to son, Robert. Executors — 
son, Robert Field, son-in-law, Joseph Yarley. Witnesses — Asa Pint- 
sett, Jehu Lippincott, Jno. Allen. Proved Apr. 16, 1814, when Robert 
Field signed as Executor. 

1814, Apr. 14. Inventory, $1,221.15; made by Barzillai Furman, Jehu 
Lippincott. File 12725 C. 

1814, Feb. 18. Field, John, Jr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $35.50; made by Edward Howell, James Stevenson. 
Sworn to by George W. Smith, Adm'r, Feb. 19, 1814. File 2659 J. 

1814, Mar. 23. Finley, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,460.34; made by Isaac Hill, Isaac Prall. Includes wheat 
at Vandoren's Mills. Sworn to by Robert Finley, James L. Manners. 
Adm'rs, June 12, 1815. File 2736 J. 

1817, June 12. Firestone, DaTid, of Manington Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, $1,000, bed and bedding, 2 cows, use and 
benefit of real estate in Upper Penns Neck until son, Noah, is 21, 
and she is to bring up 3 children, Noah, Sarah and Elizabeth. Real 
estate in Manington to be sold. Son, Noah, to have abovesaid real 
estate in Upper Penns Neck, he paying to daughters, each $20 when 
18. Executor — friend, Daniel Stanton. Witnesses — Michael Truss, 
Richard Hiles, Joseph Jaquett. Proved June 19, 1817. 

1817, July 29. Inventory, $1,882.83; made by Samuel Linch, Joel 
Haines. File 3330 Q. 



156 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Dec. 13. Fisher, Adam. Int. Inventory, $587.31; made by 
Philip Fisher, John Dietrich. Includes band boxes, split straw bon- 
nets, trimmed and untrimmed bonnets, bonnet silks, poleese velvet, 
silk cord, kid gloves, lace, etc. Sworn to by Mary M. Fisher, Jeremy 
Mackay, Adm'rs, Feb. 22, 1815, before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex 
Co. File 1613 S. 

1815, June 27. Fisher, Christopher. Int. Inventory, $349.95; made 
by Lewis Heath, Charles Rule. Sworn to by Charity Fisher, Adm'x 
(and widow of Charles Fisher), June 29, 1815, before Samuel Swan. 
Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1630 R. 

1817, Feb. 7. Fisher, Hannah, of West Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $237.56; which is a debt "due from John Fisher, her son"; 
made by Jacob Fisher, Andrew Brown. Sworn to by Peter Wilson, 
Adm'r, Feb. 10, 1817. File 10660 L. 

1813, Dec. 1. Fisher, John. Int. Inventory, $567.21; made by John 
Meldrum, Daniel Whitehead. Includes sword and gun, violin. Sworn 

to by Jno. Frelinghuysen, Adm'r, Oct. 2, 1815, before Samuel Swan, 
Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1631 R. 

1815, Jan. 31. Fisher, John, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $573.28; made by Garret Voorhees, Lewis Riggs. 
Sworn to by Elijah Davis, Henry Fisher, Adm'rs, Feb. 1, 1815. 

File 10538 L. 

1816, May 4. Fislier, Maria*, of Hackensack, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Niece, Mariah (daughter of Michael and Patty Fisher), all property 
when of age; but if she dies before such time, said property to my 
brothers and sisters [unnamed]. Executors, brother, Michael Fisher, 
John B. Westervelt. Witnesses — Cornelius Huyler, John B. Wester- 
velt. Proved June 10, 181G. File 3705 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 14. Fisler, Felix, of Woolwich Tv/sp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ruth, house where I now dwell with 2 acres of land 
[description given], adjoining Jonas Hendrickson for life; also clock 
and all household goods, 1 horse, carriage, 1 cow, provisions for her- 
self and animals, in addition to right of dower. Son, Leonard, all 
plantation in Repaupo; also cedar swamp and cripple land as pur- 
chased of William Hinchman; also 90 acres of meadow; also 60 acres 
of woodland on Little Timber Creek, or to his children; also 170 acres 
adjoining Samuel Black, Thomas Leap, Michael Sweeten, John Lock, 
Jonas Hendrickson, Gabriel Dalbo, "Snailbaker" and Henry Shivler; 
also meadow and cedar swamp, in trust that he will pay income and 
profits thereof to daughter, Hannah Hess, for life, after which 
proceeds from sales of said land to her children, sons having two 
shares to daughters one share. Daughter, Ruth Fisler, $3,500. Son, 
Jacob, all farm (275 acres) where he now dwells [description given], 
adjoining John Smith, George Avis, Daniel England; 10 acres of 
woodland adjoining Benjamin Gill, being part of lands of George 
Hewes, dec'd; also l^ of cedar swamp purchased of Isaac Ellis for 
life, after which to his heirs. Daughter, Naomi Miller, plantation 
(160 acres) on Raccoon Creek, now in tenure of her husband, Wil- 
liam Miller, adjoining Samuel Black, Thomas Leap, Michael Sweeten; 



CALENDAR OF WIIvLS 1814-1817 I57 

also 25 acres of meadow [description given], for life, after which to 
her son, Josiah Miller, but if he should die, leaving no issue, said 
land to children of said Naomi. Part off upper end of plantation 
whereon William Miller dwells to be sold and interest of proceeds to 
children of my daughter, Naomi (Josiah excepted), until they are 
18, except her daughter, Hannah Lock, who is to have her share at 
once. Any residue to son, Leonard, he paying my debts. Executor — 
said son, Leonard. Witnesses — Abner Battin, Thomas Wilkins, Day- 
ton Lummis. Proved July 16, 1816. 

1816, Aug. 1. Inventory, $3,352.74; made by Thomas Wilkins, 
Charles Lock. File 3088 H. 

1817, May 4. Fisler, Jacob, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all personal estate (except wearing apparel 
which I give to my brother, Leonard). "If conslstant with my 
father's ■will", to my brother, Leonard, the standing timber on place 
where I live for paying of his debts and mine. Executors — brother, 
Leonard and friend, William Wood. Witnesses — John Roberts, Wil- 
liam Miller, Thomas Wilkins. Proved May 24, 1817. 

1817, May 21. Inventory, $1,022.67; made by Thomas Wilkins, Wil- 
liam Harrison. File 3132 H. 

1811, Aug. — . Fisler, Liewis, of Swedesborough, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, bed and bedding, 6 chairs. Daughter, Rebecca 
Fisler, bed and bedding, bureau and breakfast table. Residue of 
estate, real and personal, to be sold and proceeds to wife, daughter, 
Rebecca and son, Samuel, equally, or If said wife should die before 
me, her share to son and daughter. Executor — friend, Daniel Eng- 
land. Witnesses — John Van Dyke, William Harrison, James Battin. 
Proved July 24, 1816. 

1816, July 20. Release of dower right in estate by Jane Fisler, 
widow of testator. File 3089 H. 

1816, Apr. 27. Fithlan, David, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Lydia, Vs of personal estate after debts are paid; 
also her dower rights in my lands. Son, George, the house and lot 
where I live adjoining Nathaniel Howel; also woodlot adjoining Dr. 
Ephraim Bateman, but if he should become more infirm than he now 
is, his guardian may sell at his own discretion said lands for 
maintenance and education of said son and if son should die before 
21, all lands to be sold and proceeds divided between surviving chil- 
dren equally. To each of my children [unnamed], a large common 
school Bible. Executor — James B. Parvin, he to be guardian of 
minor children. Witnesses — John Housman, David Dubois, Nathaniel 
Howell. 

1816, Apr. 27. Codicil. Empowering executor to sell all real estate 
if it becomes necessary, in order to pay debts. Witnesses — same. 
Proved June 3, 1816. 

1816, May 30. Inventory, $384.47; made by Moses Bateman, David 
Dubois. File 1784 F. 

1816, June 6. Fitliian, Frkuries B., of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $968.09; made by Edmond Weatherby, Matthew 
Gill, Jr. Includes medicine, surgical instruments and book debts. 
Sworn to by Joseph V. Clark, Adm'r, June 17, 1816. File 3114 H. 



158 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Feb. 11. Fithinn, Ira. Int. Inventory, $101.00; made by Wil- 
liam Rose, Moses Veal*. Sworn to by Elizabeth Sheppard*, late 
Elizabeth Fithian, Adm'x, Feb. 11, 1814, before S. M. Shute, Surro- 
gate of Cumberland Co. File 1679 F. 

* Signed by mark. , 

1815, Jan. 18. Fithian, Jonathan, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,212.75; made by George Sauder, Dan. Sim- 
kins. Sworn to by Enoch Fithian, Adm'r, Mar. 14, 1815. File 1739 F, 

, Apr. 10. Fithian, William. Int. Inventory, $83.50; made by 

Isaac Coffee, Samuel Copner. Sworn to by Lewis Ashton, Adm'r, 
Oct. 4, 1815, before Dan'l Garrison, Surrogate, Salem Co. File 3203 Q. 

1818, Nov. 24. Fithian, William. Int. Inventory, $696.77; made by 
Thomas Clement, Thos. Thompson. Sworn to by Benjamin Archer, 
John Dunham, acting Adm'rs, Feb. 28, 1817, before Dan'l Garrison, 
Surrogate of Salem Co. File 3313 Q. 

[Dates are as given, latter date probably meant to be 1818. Com- 
piler's note.] 

1814, Feb. 8. Fitts, Phillip, of County of Sussex. Int. Inventory, 
$239.70; made by Benjamin Beach, Samuel L. Beach. Sworn to by 
Mary Fitts*, Feb. 16, 1814. Pile 1432 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, June 30. FitzRandolph, Richard, of Randolph Twsp., Morris 
Co.; "living for some time past for benefit of my health in New- 
garden, Chester Co., Pa."; will of. Wife, Rebecca, 2 beds and bed- 
ding, clothes press, cow, horse, her saddle and bridle; 3 rooms in 
dwelling house, use of garden, fruits, firewood, maintenance for her- 
self and creatures; also % of rents or income of estate while chil- 
dren are under age and during widowhood. Executors to keep, (or 
sell at their discretion) tract bought of Samuel Ogden on Black Lake 
near St. Lawrence River, in New York State (224 acres). So much 
of my homestead (part of which I hold by will of my father, and 
part by purchase from my father's executors), to be sold as neces- 
sary to pay debts. When 5 children, Lewis, Harriot, Ruthann, Hart- 
shorn and Mary are 21, all real estate to be sold and proceeds there- 
from divided between them equally. Executors — friends, Joseph 
Jackson, of Rocaway, Richard Brotherton, and son, Charles Fits- 
Randolph. 

1815, July 5. Codicil. To Richard Brotherton (son of Henry and 
Mercy), $100 for use of William FitzRandolph "called William 
Willis", to be applied to his use when old enough to go to a trade. 
Witnesses — John Ross, Catherine Ross. Proved Aug. 5, 1815, when 
Joseph Jackson and Charles F. Randolph signed as Executors. 

1815, July 24. Inventory, $1,390.51; made by Thomas Dell, 
Ebenezer Coe. Includes blacksmith bellows and vise. 

1816, Jan. 4. Additional inventory, $130.00. File 1596 N. 

1817, Jan. 2. Fizlor, Jane, late of Gloucester Co., but now of 
Philadelphia Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Rachel Ballinger, 
widow, all estate, real and personal, to which I am entitled by will 
of my husband, Lewis Fizlor of Gloster. Executrix — daughter, 
Rachel*. Witnesses — Joshua Merrick, Joseph Coulter, Jam6s 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I59 

O'Mahany. Proved Apr. 26, 1817, before Jacob Glover, Surrogate, 
Gloucester Co. File 3133 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Nov. 26. Fleck, George, of Somerset Co.; will of. Lots in 
New Brunswick (bought of James Ma-thews) and on which I have 
raised a frame, to be finished and sold. Proceeds thereof to be 
divided between brothers and sisters, James, Samuel, Abigail, Ros- 
annah and Jane Fleck. Brother, Samuel, my silver watch, "to be 
left in hands of executor until a safe opportunity serves for him to 
get it". Sister, Jane, my pocket Bible, Pilgrims Progress and the 
Afflicted Mans Companion. My new suit of clothes and the reed 
making tools to be sold. Silver sleeve buttons to George (son of my 
brother, James). Great coat and other clothing to William McCol- 
lough. Rest of clothing to children of David Morton, to be divided 
by John Heath. My hat and handkerchiefs to James Finnegar. Ex- 
ecutor — John Kirkpatrick. Witnesses — James McCord, John Heath, 
Betsey McCord. Proved Feb. 22, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 21. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Heath, 
Stephen Lyon. File 1587 R. 

1814, Apr. 26. Fogg, Daniel, of Manington Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $756.15; made by Samuel Austin, Samuel Allen. Affirmed 
by Joseph Fogg, Adm'r, Apr. 27, 1814. File 3124 Q. 

, — . — . Fogg, Isaac, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 

Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Martha, house and lot, where Elias 
Crague now lives on the main road leading from Thomsons Bridge 
to Salem, during widowhood; also bed and bedding, 3 Windsor chairs, 
3 rush bottom chairs, round tea table, walnut dining table, looking 
glass, andirons, shovel and tongs, case of high drawers, 1 cow. 
grains, shoat, 6 cords of firewood yearly; also $30 yearly during 
widowhood. Remainder of estate to be divided between children, 
sons and daughters, equally. Sons, David, Joseph and Benjamin are 
not to bring any demands against my estate. Executors — two sons, 
David and Joseph, and son-in-law, William Armstrong, they to be 
guardians of children during their minority. Witnesses — Samuel 
Saunders, William Walker, Samuel Fogg, John Mower*. Proved 
May 13, 1814. 

1814, May 12. Inventory, $2,616.32; made by Benjamin Thompson, 
William Walker. File 3057 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Jan. 31. Fogg, Thomas, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $633.21l^; made by Benjamin Thompson, 
Howell Powell. Sworn to by David Fogg, Adm'r, May 5, 1816. 

File 3212 Q. 

1813, Aug. 12. Folwcll, Nathan, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, bed and bedding, cow, room in "my part 
of the house wherein I now dwell"; also $100 yearly, in lieu of dower. 
Son, Caleb, all lands in Mansfield Twsp. Son, Joshua, plantation 
whereon I now dwell, he to maintain his mother, paying her $50 
yearly during her widowhood. Son, Benjamin, plantation whereon 
my brother, George used to live (purchased of Executors of my 
father's estate) ; also my cedar swamps, he paying all bonds that he 



l6o NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

owes me and $50 yearly to his mother, during her widowhood. All 
other lands to sons, Joshua and Benjamin, equally. Three daughters, 
Ann, Sarah, and Jane, all personal estate. Executors — sons, Joshua, 
and Benjamin. Witnesses — Thomas Wright, George Pancoast, Ed- 
ward Bullock. 

1813, Nov. 4. Codicil. Appointing wife, Sarah, as Executrix to 
serve jointly with other Executors. Witnesses — Edward Bullock, 
Martha Taylor. Proved Nov. 12, 1814, when Joshua Folwell signed 
as surviving Executor. 

1814, Oct. 13. Inventory, $2,857.39; made by Peter Harvey, William 
C. Wright. File 12726 C. 

1817, May 12. Folwell, "William, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,078.02 1^; made by Richardson Andrews, Freedom 
L. Shinn. Sworn to by William English, Adm'r, May 12, 1817. 

File 3131 H. 

1817, May 26. FoUvell, William, of Chester, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $871.15; made by Thomas Thorn, Samuel Haines. Includes 
cabinet making tools. Sworn to by V/illiam Doughton, Adm'r, May 
27, 1817. File 12922 C. 

1816, Sept. 17. Foot, As.-*. Int. Inventory, $1,439.25; plus "1 un- 
divided half of property in Moses Roff's stable" @ $473.81; made by 
Samuel Whitaker, Caleb Carter. Includes Vz the stud horse "De- 
fiance", 3 imported game fowls. The second inventory includes 
Quantities of leather work, and iron work, saddles, stirrups, buckles, 
saws, etc. Sworn to by John Foot, Adm'r, Sept. 23, 1816, before Th. 
T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. File 10978 G. 

1814, Jan. 21. Ford, Jonathan, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Eunice, no specific legacy. Daughter, Charlotte Condict, 
$1,500. Grandson, Mahlon Ford Dickerson, $300 when 21; but if he 
dies before then, same to my children equally. Daughter, Caty Wills, 
$1,500; but if she dies leaving no issue, said sum to children of my 
son, Henry. Son, Henry, $3,500, the sum of $2,100 to be advanced 
for his education. Son, John, all my Mallipardis lands, adjoining 
lands of John Ogden, dec'd, whereon Daniel Smith lives (150 acres); 
shares in Union Turnpike; shares in Paterson and Hamburg Turn- 
pike; also my V2 of the Jonah Mine and my Headly Mine and the 10 
acres containing it, he paying to my son, Henry, $500. Son, Charles, 
all residue of estate, he paying debts and legacies. Executors — wife, 
Eunice, 2 sons, John O., and Charles. Witnesses — Lindsley Burnet, 
Caleb Comstock, Stephen Tunis. Proved July 15, 1817, when John 
O. and Charles Ford signed as Executors. File 1686 N. 

1815, Jan. 2. Ford, "William, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,575.69; made by "V/illiam F. Manning, William 
Tappen. Includes only a bond and interest thereon. Sworn to by 
William Washington Ford, Adm'r, June 16. 1815. File 10539 L. 

1814, Apr. 22. Forman, Archibald, of East Windsor Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecah, all property during widowhood for 
maintenance of children; but if she marries, the whole estate to be 
sold and wife to have an equal share with my children as they be- 
come 21. The lot known as the Hendrickson tract, adjoining 



CAIvENDAR OF WIIvLS 1814-1817 161 

Elnathan Baldwin, dec'd, and Robert Karson (about 70 acres), to be 
sold at once. If daughters marry they are to have outsets. Amy 
Herbert (sister of my wife), to have a room in house while un- 
married. The black girl, Esther, to be kept until she is 28, and then 
manumitted. Executrix — wife, Rebecah, Redford Job, they to be 
guardians of children [unnamed]. Witnesses — Enoch Wilson, Thomas 
Allen, Aaron Forman. Proved Nov. 23, 1816. 

1816, Nov. 21. Inventory, $5,599.23; made by Enoch Wilson, James 
Cook. File 10584 L. 

1709, Nov, 19. Forman, Alienor, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., formerly Ellenor Van Brunt, widow of Hendriek Van Brunt; will 
of. Five sisters, Anny Berry, Sarah Wikoff, Mary Polhemus, Jane 
Denise and Catherine Denise, all wearing apparel and household 
furniture to be equally divided. The shares of Anny and Catherine 
to be equally divided amongst their children. Residue of estate to 
seven brothers and sisters: Garret Schanck, John Schanck, and 
sisters (as named). Executors — brother, John Schanck of Freehold, 
and brother-in-law, Auke Wikoff, of Shrewsbury. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Schanck, Daniel T. Polhemus, William Wickoff. Proved Feb. 
24, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 22. Inventory, $4,035.19; made by John L. Bennet, Jacob 
V. Van Mater. File 9094 M. 

[Ellenor was daughter of Garret and Jane Schanck of Middletown. 
See File 6761 M-6764 M. N. J. Archives, Vol. 37, p. 307.] 

1814, Dec. 15. Forman, George, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co. Int. Inventory, $465.86; made by Samuel Bailey, William 
Taylor. Sworn to by Lewis Forman, Jan. 9, 1815. File 9138 M. 

1812, Feb. 14. Forman, Bebeeka. Int. Inventory, $899.65; made by 
John Craig, Alexander Low. Includes meat in Alexander Low's 
smoke house, notes of Jacob Corlies, John F. Longstreet. Sworn to 
by William Lloyd, Adm'r, Jan 19, 1815, before J. Phillips, Surrogate 
of Monmouth Co. File 9139 M. 

1806, Oct. 24. Forman, Samuel, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, room in house with maintenance provided 
by son Ezekiel, for life; bed and bedding, use of horse, the negro 
girl named Terry, and $35 yearly. Son, Ezekiel, silver tankard, and 
the boy named Joe; also the homestead farm. My aged slave named 
Dinah to be maintained by Ezekiel. Son, Samuel, desk, large Bible, 
the boy named Tom; also the plantation formerly belonging to 
Joseph Covenhoven; also the adjoining woodlot purchased of Col. 
Samuel Forman, known as the Hartshorne lot. Daughter, Sarah 
Hulse, $35 annually for life and at her death, $200 to her then living 
children (except her son, John). Daughter, Margaret Conover, bed 
and bedding, $800. Grandson, John Forman (son of my daughter, 
Sarah), $300 when 21 and to have maintenance jointly by sons, 
Ezekiel and Samuel, and given a trade at suitable age. Executors — 
wife, Margaret, and sons, Ezekiel and Samuel. Witnesses — James 
English, William T. Croxson, Aaron Davis. Proved Sept. 11, 1817, 
when Ezekiel Forman signed as Executor. 

1817, Sept. 22. Inventory, $2,859.91; made by Thomas C. Throck- 
morton, Robert Conover. File 9221 M. 



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1816, May 27. Forman, Samnel J., of Howell, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $7,017.75; made by Benajah Butcher, Thomas Cook, Abra- 
ham Osborn, Jr. Includes family Bible. Sworn to by David Miller, 
John S. Forman, Adm'rs, May 30, 1816. File 9181 M. 

1813, Aug. 28. Forman, William Gordon, late of Natchez, Mississippi 

Territory, but formerly of Monmouth Co. Int. Inventory, $1,365.82; 
made by William I. Covenhoven, Robert Covenhoven. Sworn to by 
John T. Woodhull, Apr. 27, 1814, before Richard Throckmorton, Sur- 
rogate, Monmouth Co. File 9095 M. 

1816, Sept. 26. Fosiseller [Vosseller], John, of Somerset Co.; will of. 
50 acres as given me by will of my grandfather, John Smith, for use 
of my father and mother, or survivor, for life. After their deaths, 
same to be sold. From proceeds, to Reformed Dutch Church at 
North Branch, $150. Residue of money to brothers and sisters [un- 
named]. Brother, Luke, 1 sleigh, bridle and whip, chest and wear- 
ing apparel. Residue of personal estate, after debts are paid to my 
mother, and sisters, Ann and Rachel, each $50, and to my father 
whatever is left. Executors — my father, and friend. Rev. Peter 
Studdiford. Witnesses — John Smith, Sr., John Sharp, Peter Nevius. 
Proved Nov. 7, 1816, when Luke Vosseller and Peter Studdiford 
signed as Executors. 

1816, Nov. 5. Inventory, $633.32; made by Tunis A. Ten Eick, Peter 
Nevius. File 1705 R. 

1810, Apr. 4. Foster, Jacob, of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Joanna, $750; use and profits of residue of estate, real and personal 
after debts and legacies are paid, during her life. Brother, James 
Foster, $125. To Joanna Foster Richey, $125. Residue of estate to 
be divided between children of all my brothers and sisters, i.e., the 
children of my brothers, James, John, Thomas, Henry and Cornelius, 
and my sisters, Elizabeth Todd, Catherine Skinner, Jane Hendrickson. 
Executors — wife, Joanna, brother, James Foster. Witnesses — Smith 
Scudder, Peggy Scudder, John Scudder. Proved Mar. 30, 1814. 

, . — . Inventory [not totaled]; made by Elias Haines, 

Aaron Lyon. Jurat signed Mar. 30, 1814. File 10834 G. 

1815, Jan. 8. Foster, Joanna*, of Lyons Farms, Newark Twsp., 
Essex Co.; will of. Niece, Joanna Foster (daughter of Jacob Foster), 
bed and one silver spoon. Nephew, Jacob (son of Jacob Foster), 1 
silver spoon. Sister, Sarah Foster, all wearing apparel, linens. 
Residue of all estate, real and personal, to my brother-in-law, Amos 
Williams. Executor — said Amos Williams. Witnesses — Stephen 
Hays, Jr., William Grumman, Israel C. Crane. Proved Jan. 24, 1815. 

File 10906 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 28. Foster, John, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $33.00; made by Dabymore Harris, David Grier. 
Sworn to by Dr. Charles Hannah, Adm'r, July 14, 1814. File 3048 Q. 

1811, Mar. 20. Foster, Samuel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, Ij. of lands, use of dwelling house and % of out buildings 
(except the dwelling house where my son Thomas lives) for life and 
in lieu of dower; also % of personal estate after debts are paid. Son, 



CALENDAR O? WILLS 1814-1817 1 63 

Thomas, all lands for life, after which to his son, Samuel. Son. 
Lavy $10. Two sons. Thomas and Lavy. residue of personal estate, 
equally. Executors— sons, Thomas and Lavy. Witnesses— Jeremiah 
Norton, John Holmes, Cresse Townsend, Esq. Proved June 21, 1814. 

1814 June 23. Inventory, $1,082,351/2; made by Cresse Townsend. 
Furman Leaming. ^'^^ ^^^ ^• 

1815, Aug. 7. Foster, Sarah. Int. Inventory, $168.67; made by 
James Searing, George Murry. Sworn to by Jacob Foster. Apr 11, 
1816. before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. File 10979 Or. 

1815, Mar. 4. Fourt, Cathr!ne, of Franklin Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int Inventory, $348,571;^; made by Hendrick Cortelyou, John Quick. 
Sworn to by Henry Fourt, Adm'r, Mar. 4, 1815. File 1632 R. 

1815, Apr. 17. Fox, George. Sr., of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co • will of Wife, Elizabeth, use and profits of homestead farm, 
120' acres near Loagalon Creek and Mud Run, 1 cow, household goods 
as she chooses, all in lieu of dower. Son, George, use of a small 
farm whereon my son, Edward, now resides (40 acres), it being the 
tract purchased of Amos Bonham. Daughter, Mary Burket, and her 
husband John Burket, the farm whereon I reside, subject to wife's 
privilege therein, they paying $2,700. Rest of personal estate (in- 
cluding my shares in Delaware River Bridge and Rush Island 
Fishery), to be sold. Granddaughter. Ivey Fox, $200 when 18. At 
death of wife, my old farm to be divided between two sons, Edward 
and Absalom Fox, Edward paying to my son, Charles, $2,000, who is 
also to have my wearing apparel; and Absalom is to pay my daugh- 
ter Rachel Housel, $2,000. To Absalom, also, 2 horses, wagon, 
harness plow, harrow and sled; but if he should die before my wife, 
leaving no issue, the legacy to him to be equally divided between 
Edward and Rachel. Son, George Fox, to pay to my granddaughter, 
Elizabeth Fox, now residing with him, $200 when 18. "I enjoin upon 
my widow and children to give these my two little granddaughters 
as much schooling as may be thought necessary". After death of my 
son. George, his farm to be sold and proceeds divided equally be- 
tween surviving children. Executors— son, Edward, son-in-law, John 
Burket. Witnesses— Thomas Runyan, Johnson Runyan, John Water- 
house. Proved May 6, 1815. 

1815 May 1. Inventory, $1,515.45; made by Thomas Runyan, 
Daniel' Lake. File 2737 J. 

1815, Apr. 28. Fox, John*, of Deerfield. Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife Christeena, land whereon I live with buildings and other lands, 
for life; also all personal estate, forever. Brother. George Fox, and 
Michael Rutter (after debts are paid), all said lands equally. To 
John (son of my brother, George), the lot bought of Elijah Davis. 
To John (son of Michael Rutter), land bought of my wife's brothers, 
George and Michael, and sister, Elizabeth. Executors— wife, Chris- 
tena*, and friend, Michael Rutter. Witnesses— Jonathan Fithian, 
Jeremiah Casto, John Mayhew. Proved May 18. 1815. 

1815, June 3. Inventory, $425.63; made by Abijah Harris, Peter 
Sleasnian. Includes cooper tools and stuff. Eile 1740 F. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1815, Feb. 7. Fox, John C, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Esther, all estate, real and personal, she to be sole Executrix. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Smith, Job Baldwin, Samuel K. Wilson. Proved 
May 29, 1815. 

1815, May 16. Inventory, $103.25; made by William Trelease, Ben- 
jamin Mun. File 1597 N. 

1815, Feb. 16. Fox, Thomas, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $293.25; made by Henry Snyder, Thomas Runyan. Sworn 
to by Henry Snyder, Adm'r, Feb. 18, 1815. File 2738 J. 

1812, Aus- 4. Francisco, Henry*, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, Josiah, all lands and real estate contained in three 
separate deeds from Henry Garitse for the place Josiah now occupies, 
one from Jacob Jobus and one from Thomas Sanford. To grand- 
children (children of Mary and my son, Peter, dec'd) all lands in 
Morris Co., to be divided them by Executors and Nathaniel Gains, 
the widow, Mary, to have a sufficient support during- widowhood. 
Three grandsons, Henry, Andereas and Thomas (children of Mockey 
and my son, John, dec'd), house and homestead and all other lands 
not otherwise devised, to be divided between them by Executors and 
Demas Harrison. Moveable estate to be sold and debts paid thereout. 
Any residue to be divided between son, Josiah, and grandchildren 
(as named), John (son of Peter) to have ^k thereof and the re- 
mainder divided equally. Executors — son, Josiah, Joseph Wood, they 
to be guardians for children under 14. Witnesses — Bethuel Crane, 
William I. Crane, Nathaniel S. Crane. Proved Feb. 8, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 1. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John A. Kiersted, 
Philemon Bates. File 10835 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Nov. 5. Franklin, Jeremiah*, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., laborer; will of. Vvife, Sarah, all that she brought to me; also 
$16, in lieu of dower. Other property to be sold and proceeds divided 
equally between Martha Hewitt and Mary Zanes. Executor — friend, 
Samuel French. Witnesses — Matthew Thomas, Jonathan Carter, 

Jacob Gosling. Proved , 29, 1815, when Andrew Zane signed as 

Adm'r. C.T.A. 

1815, Nov. 25. Inventory, $53,861/2; made by Jonathan Carter, Jr.*. 
Jacob Gosling. File 3040 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1808, Mar. 3. Frazee, Elizabeth,* of Essex Co.; will of. Wearing 
apparel to brothers' and sisters' daughters. Nephew, Gershom Lee, 
rest of estate. Executors — brother, Thomas Lee, nephew, Gershom 
Lee. Witnesses — Samuel Woodruff. Andrew Rogers. Proved Jan. 1, 
1816, when Garshom Lee signed as executor. Thomas Lee signed 
Jan. 6, 1816, before Th. T. Kinney. Surrogate of Essex Co. 

File 10980 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1798, Mar. 31. Frazee, Moses, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Susan- 
nah, 1/3 of whole estate, real and personal, during widowhood. Son, 
Moses, land on south east side of the Raritan Road. Son, Matthias, 
residue of land on northwest side of said road. After death, or 
marriage, of my wife, all household goods to daughter, Sarah Marsh, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 1 65 

and granddaughter, Phebe Littell, equally, except my desk which I 
give to son, Matthias. Wife to have residue of moveable estate and 
at her death or marriage to son, Moses. Executors — two sons, 
Matthias and Moses. Witnesses — Gershom Frazee, Abraham Frazee, 
Elisabeth Coriane. Proved Feb. 24, 1815, when Moses Frazee signed 
as Executor. File 10907 G. 

1814, Apr. 30. Frazer, David, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, two horses, her saddle and bridle, 6 cows, oxen, 
12 sheep, 4 hogs, riding chair, best, wagon, plow, etc., such of my 
religious books as she chooses, 2 wenches, Jude and Flora, lot in 
Burlington Co., adjoining Trenton, that her father, Hugh Runyon, 
Esq., deeded to her, all household goods, $100 and use and possession 
of homestead farm where I live; also Amesbury Furnace woodland 
(38 acres) for life, all in lieu of dower. Sister, Isabella Cameron, 
bed and bedding; walnut dining table, mahogany tea stand, walnut 
candle stand, 6 rush bottom chairs, looking glass, cups and saucers, 
2 teapots, sugar bowl, small Bible, $50. To my namesake, Frazer 
Baldwin (son of Jonathan), my gold watch. To Benjamin Guild and 
Edward Welstead, my surveying instruments and residue of Library. 
Residue of personal estate to be sold, debts paid out of interest of 
remainder, sister, Isabella, $70 annually for life. If any overplus, 
to be paid to Mrs. Phebe Stewart (widow of Archibald Stewart, in 
Sussex), for life, and at her death, same to her daughter. Miss Nancy 
Stewart. At death of my wife, my homestead and the Amesbury 
woodlot to aforesaid Nancy Stewart, and residue of moveable estate 
to Mary Farley and Sarah Lanerce (daughters of my brother, Archi- 
bald), and to children of my sister, Sarah, of Ireland, or such of 
them as may apply for same within seven years. To Edward Wel- 
sted, my double barrelled gun. Executors — wife, Sarah, Benjamin 
Guild and Edward Welsted, both of Pittstown. Witnesses — Letty S. 
Van Neste, John F. Bray, John Anderson. Proved Aug. 12, 1814, 
when Benjamin Guild and Edward Welsted signed as Executors. 

1814, Aug. 16. Inventory, $11,485.62; made by Jacob Runkle, Ben- 
jamin V. Hunt. 

1818, Aug. 10. Jurat of Sarah Frazer, as Executrix. File 2660 J. 

1814, Jan. 8. Freeman, Alphens, of North Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, $1,654.56; made by Andrew Agnew, 
Edward Sullivan. Includes sword and gun, office furniture. Long 
list of names in accounts. File 10464 L. 

, . — . Freeman, Andrew, of Independence Twsp., Sussex 

Co.; will of. Wife, Anne, $800, 2 cows, 2 beds and bedding; also use 
of plantation and land bought of George Lundy during widowhood. 
Moveable estate (except what wife desires as part of her legacy), 
to be sold. My right in the Sutton place in Knole Town, also to be 
sold. Grandson, John Freeman Mack, $500, when 21. Grandson, 
Andrew Freeman (son of my son, William), $100, or if he should die 
before 21, to his legal representative. Books equally to wife and 
sons, William and Daniel. At death of my wife, lands to be equally 
divided between said sons; also my wearing apparel, and if either 
should die before the execution of my will, his share to his legal 
representative. Residue to be divided equally between two sons and 
my grandson, John Freeman Mack. Executors — Wife, Anne, and 
John Robertson. Witnesses — Mathias Hibber, Ebenezer Drake, 
Prudence Drake. Proved May 19, 1815. 



1 66 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, May 18. Inventory, $1,833.65; made by William Hillyer, John 
Drake. File 1466 S. 

1814, June 14. Freeman, David, of Morris Co. Int. Inventory, 
$181,461/2; made by John Eddy, William Crowell. Sworn to by Zophar 
Freeman, Adm'r, June 14, 1814. File 1545 N. 

1808, Jan. 8. Freese, Catherine*, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, and Margeritte, 
all pewter, equally. To Catherine, the spinning wheel. To Margaret, 
the flax hatchel. Granddaughter, Rachel Freese, a coverlid. Wear- 
ing apparel and linens, bed and bedding to four daughters equally. 
Any residue to be sold and proceeds divided equally between sons 
[unnamed] and daughters. Executors — Jacob Brands, Jr., Jesse 
Knowles. Witnesses — Jacob Raub, Abraham Freese. Proved Aug. 
15, 1815. 

1815, July 8. Inventory, $439.04; made by Andrew Titus, John S. 
Smith. File 1233 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Nov. 1. French, Martha, of Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$52,841/^; made by John W. Nevius, George G. Nevius. Sworn to by 
William F. French, Adm'r, Nov. 21, 1814. File 10465 L. 

1803, July 23. French, Samuel, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, £100; also 9 silver teaspoons and 6 silver 
tablespoons; 2 rooms in house where I now dwell, household privi- 
leges and maintenance. Son, Uriah, tract whereon the saw mill 
stands [description given], 115 acres with the mill appurtenances; 
also my silver watch, he paying to my wife, $40 yearly during her 
life. Son, Jacob, the plantation whereon he dwells (except the part 
over the Cohawkin Road between Iredell and Allin's lands), he pay- 
ing to my wife, $40 yearly during her life. Son, Charles, tract pur- 
chased of Hewit [description given], 142 acres, he paying to my 
wife, $40 yearly during her life. Son, Samuel, plantation whereon 
I dwell [description given], 222 acres; also my riding mare, with 
saddle and bridle. Daughter, Agnes Moore, £50. Son, Joseph, residue 
of plantation whereon I dwell [description given], 92 acres; also the 
land over Cohawkin Road, as purchased of Joseph Gardiner; also 25 
acres off the Egypt tract; also a "certain Road that lies along Joseph 
Allin's line". Daughter, Sarah French, £200. Daughter, Ann French, 
£200 when 18. All my unappropriated rights to my five sons, equally. 
Residue of lands to be sold and debts paid. Residue of moneys from 
that and from sale of moveable estate to be divided between wife 
and three daughters. Executors — two eldest sons, Uriah and Jacob. 
Witnesses — Rebeca Lane, Isaac Eacrit, Joshua Haines. Proved Aug. 
11, 1814, when Jacob French signed as Executor, Uriah French hav- 
ing renounced. 

1814, Aug. 4. Inventory, $266.39; made by Josiah Moore, Joseph 
Allin. File 2749 H. 

1814, Apr. 15. Fries, George, Sr., of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, to have % of interest of all estate, 
and personal estate until youngest child comes of age, at which time 
money to be divided between children, Jacob, Matthew, John, David, 
Elizabeth Ann Fries, George and the unborn child. My old place 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 1 67 

where Nathaniel Lawrence lives; also the lot adjoining- Samuel Pet- 
terson and George Morrison, to be sold. The home place where I 
live, to be rented until children are of age, and then to be divided 
between them. Executors — wife, Mary, and friends, Matthew Mor- 
rison, George Fries, Jr., they to be guardians of my children. Wit- 
nesses — Mary T. Mayhew, David Tullis, Joseph Fogg. Proved May 
H, 1814. 

1814, May 4. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Howel PoweU 
Stanford Mayhew. File 3132 Q. 

1811, June 1. Fritz, Fredrick*, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Cornelia, to have % of money and moveable estate (except 
farming and carpenter tools). The other Vs to children, 4 sons and 
2 daughters. Farm whereon I live (except 40 acres), to my youngest 
son, Morris Fritz, upon condition that my wife have a home and 
maintenance there during life; but if she choose to live with an- 
other of my children, then he is to pay for her maintenance. The 
40-acre lot to son, George; also £20 to be paid by Morris; also the 
note for £50 which he gave me. Oldest son, William, £150, to be 
paid by Morris. Daughter, Catherine Abel, or her heirs, sufficient 
money to make up £100 (part of which is in bond to son-in-law, 
Matthias Auble). Having advanced, son, Fredrick, £250, he is to 
keep £150 thereof and pay £100 to estate. My son-in-law, Abraham 
Lungen, having given me a note which now overruns the sum in- 
tended for my daughter, Elizabeth (his wife). Executors to return 
said note as their full portion. Money received from Mr. William 
Coxe (at present in hands of 4 sons), to be divided between children 
equally (except Morris). Executors — two eldest sons, William and 
Fredrick. Witnesses — Matthias Cratar, William Force, Ernest Lewis 
Haselius. 

1815, Oct. 14. Codicil. Having given to Rachel (widow of my 
dec'd son, Fredrick) all the notes he owed me, her receipt dated Aug. 
7, 1815 is full discharge of his children's portion. Appoints son, 
George, as Executor in place of Fredrick. Witnesses — George Mar- 
tenis, Peter Lunger, William H. Fritts. Proved June 13, 1816. 

1816, May 25. Inventory, $226.50; made by Matthew Cratar, Joseph 
Force. File 2803 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, June 4. Frolich [Follleh], Flizabcth, of Pittsgrove Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $112.62; made by James Nichols, Jacob 
Wick. Sworn to by William Money [Munner], Adm'r, June 16, 1814, 

File 3075 Q. 

1814, Nov. 29. Fulper, Jacob, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $1,088.27; made by Cornelius Lake, Jacob Bearder. Sworn to 
by Peter Fisher, Adm'r, Nov. 30, 1814. File 2661 J. 

1817, Aug. 21. Gabb, Enoch, Esq., of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $3,403,801/^; made by John Pierson, William 
Harrison. Sworn to by John Atkinson, Samuel Kille, Adm'rs, Aug. 
22, 1817. File 3136 H. 

1813, Sept. 4. Gandy, Thomas, of Middle Twsp., Cape May Co.; will 
of. Nephew, Thomas Gandy (son of my brother, John, dec'd), all 
homestead plantation where I now live; also cedar swamp in Upper 



1 68 NEW JERSEY P0ST-REV0I,UTI0NARY DOCUMENTS 

Twsp. called Peach Orchard, for life and then to his son, John, he pay- 
ing $140. To George and William Hildreth, jointly, sedge m6adew pur- 
chased of Mark Townsend (formerly Jonathan Hildreth, dec'd). Move- 
able estate to Hannah Corson (daughter of John Gandy, dec'd), David 
Gandy, Esther Burns, George Hildreth, William Hildreth and to the 
Baptist Church of Middle Twsp. (except my clothing to George and 
William Hildreth, and $4 to Rachel Chester). Executors — friends, 
George and W^illiam Hildreth. Witnesses — George Legg, Elizabeth 
Legg*, Cresse Townsend. Proved Mar. 8, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 10. Inventory, $562.24^/i; made by Cresse Townsend, 
Humphrey Stites. Includes accounts of Lewis Cresse, George 
Hildreth. File 88G E. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Feb. 16. Gnno, George, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,814.00; made by Abraham P. Quick, Nickolas Wil- 
liamson, Nathan Allen. Includes carpenter's tools, cooper's horse 
and timber. Sworn to by Peter D. Vroom, Stephen Gano, Adm'rs, 
Apr. 20, 1814. File 1588 R. 

1795, Jan. 21. Gard, M'^illiam, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co., laborer; will of. Wife, Margaret, residue of all estate, real and 
personal, after debts are paid. Executrix — wife, IMargaret. W^it- 
nesses — Ann Kempton, Aquila Ridgway, Moses Kempton. Proved Dec. 
21. 1814. 

1814, Dec. 4. Inventory, $210.75; made by Joseph Bennet, Samuel 
Clark. File 12727 C. 

1803, Feb. 4. Gardner, John, Sr., of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. All estate (after debts are paid), to be divided among 
Ave children, John, Catherine Wright, Amey Fenemore, Susanah Fol- 
well and Elizabeth Gardner. Executors — son, John Gardner, son-in- 
law, John Fenimore. Witnesses — Samuel Lawrence, James Farrer, 
Samuel Croshaw. Proved Apr. 11, 1814, when John Fenimore signed 
as Executor. 

1814, Apr. 11. Inventory, $8,292.02; made by John Newbold, Isaac 
Bigalow. File 12728 C. 

1812, Dec. 16. Gardner, Moses*, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Sons, Sears Gardner, John, Jesse, Moses R., and Thomas S. 
Gardner, each $1. Son, Daniel, 5 shillings. Daughters, Mary Gard- 
ner, Phebe Gardner, each $1, Eunice Gardner, $40, Sarah Gardner, 
$10 and son, Alva Gardner, $20. All homestead on north west side 
of road, and the barn, to sons, Jesse, Thomas S., and Alva, equally, 
they paying debts. Salt meadow to sons, Jesse and Thomas S., 
equally. Executor — Enoch Ball. Witnesses — Noah Ball, Jesse Gard- 
ner, Calvin Ball. Proved Feb. 7, 1815. File 10908 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Nov. 7. Garner, Benjamin*, of Washington Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, % of net proceeds of all estate, after 
sales thereof. Two daughters, Susan and Ann Garner, the remain- 
ing % thereof, when 18. Executor — friend, Anthony S. Earl, who is 
to be guardian for said two children. Witnesses — Gabriel Throp, 
Anthony S. Earl, Jacob Barnhart. Proved Nov. 10, 1814. 



CALENDAR OF WII.LS 1814-1817 169 

1814, Nov. 15. Inventory, $315.25; made by Richard Campion, Jacob 
Barnhart. Includes lot of molder's tools. File 12729 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, July 2. Garrabpaiit, Nickolas G.*, of Newark Tvvsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, bed and bedding; use of % of real estate. 
Sons, Richard and Peter, each £5 in addition to what has been given 
them. Son, Garrit, $500 being the amount of sale of 50 acres of 
land at Sussex which was designed for him; also all my real estate, 
live stock and farming utensils, he paying debts and legacies. 
Daughters, Elizabeth, £5; Mary £20, a loom and tackling, teakettle, 
heifer and such things as are called hers; also to have a room in 
house, maintenance and firewood while single. Grandson, Nickolas 
(son of Peter), £20 when 21. Household furniture to all children 
equally. Executors — Garrit Garrabrant, and daughter, Mary Garra- 
brant. Witnesses — John Dodd, John C. Stager, Isaac Sigler. Proved 
July 15, 1817. 

i.817, July 10. Inventory, $372.75; made by John Dodd, Isaac Sigler. 

File 11046 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, May 9. Garrabrant, Peter J.*, of Bloomfield Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife [unnamed], residue of estate for life and after her 
decease to be divided equally between children. Son, Jacob, $10. 
Sons, Peter, Hassel, James, Cornelius, Isaac and Matthias, and my 
daughters, Caty, Affey, Polly and Betsey, each 2 acres off east end 
of my farm to be divided to them after decease of my wife. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, Samuel Pitt, Squire Baldwin. Witnesses — Uriah 
Garrabrant, James Smith, Abraham Paxtone. Proved May 28, 1817. 

1817, May 21. Inventory, $177.68; made by Uriah Garabrant, Icha- 
bod Baldwin. File 11047 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 16. Garrabrants, Cornelius*, of Communipaw, Bergen 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Jane, possession of all estate during 
widowhood, she having % of proceeds of income therefrom and my 
two sons, Cornelius and Peter, the other %. At death or remarriage 
of wife, personal estate including all household goods, £800 N. Y. 
currency and moveable property that belonged to my wife when I 
married her, have been given to my son, Peter. All farming utensils 
and wearing apparel equally to sons. Daughter, Jane (wife of John 
Van Horn), a negro, Jenny, now in her service, and Jenny's children. 
To daughter, Lana (wife of John Vreeland), a negro, Hannah, now 
in her service. Granddaughter, Jane (eldest daughter of my son, 
Peter), a negrowoman. Bet with her children, after death of my 
wife. To granddaughter, Eleanor, a negro girl, Suke. Son, Peter, 
a negrowoman. Mar with her children; also a boy, Stephen. My old 
wench, Susan, and negro man, John, to remain in my family and 
belong to son, Peter. To said four children, residue of all moveable 
estate. Two daughters, two lots of land at Bergen Point (purchased 
of the Bergen Corporation), on one of which a house has been built 
and adjoins George Vreeland and Casparus Zabriskie, and the other 
is on the Bay side. My homestead farm to be divided between two 
sons, Cornelius having the portion adjoining his garden. Mill Creek 
and Mindert Garrabrants, he having free access by water as well as 
by road to same. Other 7 lots of land to be divided equally. Ex- 



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ecutor — wife, Jane, and sons, Cornelius and Peter. Witnesses — 
Nlckolas Vreeland, Michal Simmons, Sylvester Van Buren. Proved 
July 30, 1814, vifhen only the sons signed as Executors. 

1814, July 28. Inventory, $6,700.00; made by S. Van Beuren, Michal 
Simmons. File 3633 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, July 12. Garretse, Henry I., of Saddle River, Bergen Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made by Harmanus H. Van Besson, 
Garret C. Post. Sworn to by Jeremiah Buskerk, Adm'r, Jan. 5, 1816. 

File 3706 B. 

1813, Dec. 13. Garretson, Jacob*, of the Ponds, Franklin Twsp., 
Berg-en Co.; will of. Wife, Eve, to have possession of all estate, real 
and personal, during widowhood, and even in case of her death or 
marriage, no division of estate to be made until son, Harry arrives 
to 25 years. Son, Abraham, in addition to what he has had, £5. Son, 
Christian, lot of land at the Ponds where he now lives. Son, Jacob, 
part of homestead farm, adjoining the Yopough Road to the dam 
. . . the church ground, and to contain his house and barn; meadow 
next to Anthony Bartrums as he now mows; meadow adjoining his 
own, over the River; part of the back lot next to Abraham Garret- 
son, and James Demarest. Son, Peter, lot of land east of his land 
whereon he now lives (except 3 acres); also other part of back lot. 
Son, Harry, rest of homestead farm and rest of other lots; 7 acres 
between Winters and John Ryerson; a negro named Jack; my fowling 
piece, horses, and plow "whenever he begins to do for himself". Son, 
Helmagh, £100 to be paid by son, Peter and son, Harry. Daughter, 
Catherine (wife of John Ackerson), £40. The negroes. Jo and Jin, 
to serve my wife during her widowhood, after which they may 
choose which of my sons they will live with. Executors — wife. Eve, 
son, Jacob, and friend, Ewout Vangelder. Witnesses — Thomas Ham- 
man, Henry Bean, Garrit Haulenbeck. Proved Mar. 22, 1814, when 
Eve Garrison*, Jacob Garrison, Jr., signed as Executors. 

1814, Mar. 15. Inventory, $1,509.30; made by Adonijah Schuyler, 
Gillian Ryerson. File 3634 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, July 27. Garretaon, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $88.91; made by Peter Ten Eick, Thomas Hance. 
Sworn to by Benjamin Taylor, Adm'r, July 27, 1816. File 10685 L. 

1814, Jan. 11. Garrett, Ei.ru, of New Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $830. 33 1/^; made by Squire Martin, William Low. 
Includes chest of carpenter tools and a number of names in ac- 
counts. Sworn to by Mary Garrett, Adm'x, Jan. 12, 1814. 

File 10466 L. 

1814, Jan. 13. Garrison, Azel. Int. Inventory, $103.75; made by 
Garrison Maul, Abraham Sayre. Sworn to by Luranie Garrison*, 
Adm'x, Jan. 20, 1814, before S. M. Shute, Surrogate of Cumberland 
Co. File 1680 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. 7. Garrison, Georse, of South Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $3,657.96; made by Samuel Grove, Henry Breece. 
Sworn to by William Garrison, Adm'r, Jan. 10, 1815. File 10540 L. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 I?! 

1816 Apr. 9. Garrison. James, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp 
Salem C? int. Inventory. $680.78; made by Benjamin Thompson. 
How" 1 Powell, sworn to by William Edwards. Adm'r. Aug. 7. ^1^816. 

1816 Aug. 17. Garrison. Richard, of Hopewell Twsp. Cumberland 
CO ?nt Inventory. $285.17; made by David Lupton, Dan Simkms. 
Jn^ludfs carpenter ?;ols. Sworn to by Sarah Garrison*. Adm x.^ Sep^. 

2, 1816. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817 May 5. Garritse. John H.. Jr., of Acquackanonk Twsp.. Essex 
CO lAtln ventory, $1,892.42; made by Peter Jackson. Helmagh Van 
Wmkle. sworn to by Elias I. Vreeland. Adm'r. May 6.^1817^^^^^ ^ 

1812 May 15 Garthwait, Elizabeth*, of Essex Co.; will of Daugh- 

""mrMay 15. Codicil. Appointing as E--^°--/„-^r,/^°°"^^' 
Jacob Garthwaite. Witnesses-same, ^-^ved May 10.^1817.^^^^^ ^^ 

* Signed by mark. 

1816 Dec. 11. Garthwait. Meeker, of Union Twsp.. Essex Co.; wUl 
of Wife Hannah all linens, watch; also $160 in personal estate; 
: so Tac^ef ofland adjoining David Williams. Hope Carpenter and 
Wimam Garthwait. "to be given to my unborn heir or heirs . Ex- 
^rr-b^^ther-in-'law. Stephen Crane. Fitnesses-David Megie. 
Matthias Crane. David Megie. 3rd. Proved Jan. 13. 1817. 

1817. Jan. 14. Inventory [not totaled]; made by ^-id^ M^e^g>^. 
Matthias Crane. 

l81-> Feb 27. Garwood, He»=ekiah*. of Willingboro Twsp.. Burling- 
ton C^ win of Real estate, consisting of an Island in Rancocas 
CreeS an^lot Of cedar swamp, to be sold and debts paid Residue 
nf all estate to be divided between all children [unnamed], and the 
children of my deed son. John Garwood; $100 being deducted from 
daughter EsXr-s share, she having had that amount. Executors- 
son." H:zekth. and son-in-law. Joseph Wells. Witnesses-Edward 
Pox Hannah Cox, William Woolman. Proved Apr. 27, 1815. 
""TsirApr 27 'inventory. $1,814.46; made by William^ Wo^olman. 
Joseph White. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814 Dec. 16. Garwood. Israel, of Northampton Twsp.. Burlington 
Tl^t inventory. $1,634.53; made by Benjamin Davis 1-acJ.e-- 
Afflrmed by Job Collins. Joshua Stokes. Adm'rs. ^e^. 16, 1814. 



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1/2 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Feb. 8. Garwood, John, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,394.64%; made by Caleb Atkinson, Jacob Haines. 
Sworn to by William Garwood, Benjamin Garwood, Adm'rs, Feb. 14, 
1815. File 12810 C. 

1816, Jan. 20. Gaskill, Abraham, of Port Elizabeth, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Deborah, all personal estate; also real estate for 
life. To my "adopted grandchild, Jeremiah Wiser", all estate after 
death of my wife; but if he should die before my wife, said estate 
to be at her disposal. If he dies leaving no issue, said estate to be 
divided between children [unnamed] of my wife. Executrix — wife, 
Deborah. "Witnesses — Jonathan Dallas, Jonathan Lore, Isaac Town- 
send. Proved Mar. 12, 1816. File 1786 F. 

1817, Dec. 24. Gaskill, Charles, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $2,602.05; made by Thomas Gaskill, James 
Shreve. Sworn to by Caleb Gaskill, William Newbold, Adm'rs, Dec. 
24, 1817. File 12923 C. 

1815, June 17. Gaskill, Klizabeth, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., a minor. Inventory, $265.50; made by Joseph Hilliard, 
Charles Gaskill. Includes furniture, which had been kept for the 
orphan girl, a bed and bedding willed to her by her grandfather. 
Sworn to by Thomas Gaskill, and Lucretia Stockton, Adm'rs, Nov. 2, 
1815. File 12811 C. 

1813, Dec. 25. Gauntt, Samuel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Achsah, use of farm until son, John, is 21 or "in other 
words for two years from date hereof"; also 2 beds and bedding, case 
of drawers, 6 Windsor chairs, 3 armchairs, 2 tables; also my mare 
and riding chair and her choice of cows; also $200. Son, John, $300, 
if he arrives to 21, but if not, said sum to surviving children. Son, 
Samuel, my watch. Residue of estate to be divided between wife, 
and five children, John, Samuel, Stacy, Nathan and Achsah. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Achsah, and son, John. Witnesses — Elisha Davis, Joel 
Barton, James Whitehead. Proved Mar. 11, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 8. Inventory, $1,759.53; made by Joseph Davis, Thomas 
Lawrie. File 3228 Q. 

1814, May 12. Gibbon, Nancy, of Stoe Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Isaac Mulford, Charles 
Clark. Sworn to by Ephraim Gibbon, Edward S. Keasbey, Adm'rs, 
June 6, 1814. File 1C81 F, 

1814, Apr. 18. GIbbs, Knoch, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $1,232.30; made by Barzillai Jefferis, 
Waddington Bradway. Affirmed by Hepsibeth Gibbs*, Adm'x, Dec. 
26, 1814. File 3123 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Xov. 27. GIbertson, Noah, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife [unnamed], and children to share equally in pro- 
ceeds from sales of all estate, after debts are paid, the sons when 
21 and the girls at 18. Executors — son, Samuel and Joseph V. Clark. 
Joseph V. Clark to be guardian of my under age children. Wit- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 173 

nesses-lsaac Reeves. Mark Whitall. Sarah Black. Proved Dec. 5. 
1815, when Samuel Giberson signed as Executor. 

1815 Dec 15. Inventory. $4,399.34; made by Matthew GUI, Jr 
Thomas Reeves. Includes bar furniture and long list o^f^^names m 
accounts. 

^1- KotH^ finn to be equally divided accordmg to their parents 
fhare TO grands^on Joseph ^Gibson, the old homestead whex-e he 

'^Z:c:llT:::-£'l°ZZT.r Proved Oct. O, 1S15, w,.e„ ,a.„es 

^'?8rt SrirLvrrrSX,e..6... „,a.e ., Ephra>. Mn,e'.^J-- 
Matlack. 

s^on of estate of Lettitia Gruff, also an "electerizmg machine out of 
sion 01 ebta s„,orn to by David Davis, Adm'r. Nov. 15, 1815. 

repair, @ $1.00 . bwoia lu uy ^^^^ ^^.^^ q 

I8IB June 11. Giddis, Jeremiali. of Warren Twsp., Somerset Co. 
inf l'nveTor'y%606.47; made by Oliver Goltry,SrLefferdWaldro^^^ 
includes Books of Divinity. Sworn to by Jacob Giddis, Adm r,__ June 



29, 1816. 



1814. JH«e 6. Gill. Sarah, of Haddonfleld, Gloucester Co widow; 
will of. Daughters, Mary Roberts. Sarah Reeve, ^^^\f^'' ^^ 
granddaughter. Hannah Roberts all --™ ^^erlrah! iait^t 
fool^in^^iraTs^G^a^^dd^L^fnanL"; Rortf'vllnut table, bed 
and bedf S ■ $20. Granddaughter. Elizabeth (wife of Benjamin 
CooDerT chfna bowl and plates. Jacob Roberts (son of John), $20 
and to his brother. David Roberts, $20 and the 8-day clock Sister- 
fn law Hannah (wife of Amariah Lippincott), looking glass that 
wis my daughter Hannah's, and $10. To Sybilla (daughter of Job 
Priol-Ttt) large family Bible and to her youngest sister 2 table 
riott;mari:d%.'p.".'that were -j/aughter Hannah.s. Daught r 
Anne Gill, silver snuff box. Granddaughter, Mary G^"' ^ ^"l^^"^;;"- 
TO Elizabeth and Sarah (daughters of Hannah Cl;--^>^'/^:^,f„'^- 
Niece, Sarah Cowperthwaite (widow of Hullmgs) bed and b^dding^ 
To Susanna Stille "a woman of colour", a bed and bedding and case 



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of drawers. Niece, Rachel Cowperthwaite, $1,000, rest of plate and 
household goods, and books. To school fund of the Monthly Meeting 
of Haddonfleld, £20. Residue of estate to 4 nephews, Joseph, William, 
Samuel, and Hulings Cowperthwaite, as they become 21. Executor — 
son, John Gill. Witnesses — John Roberts, Thomas Redman, Jr. 
Proved Jan. 7, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 6. Inventory, $2,780.76; made by Thomas Redman, Jr., 
John Roberts. File 3135 H. 

1814, Apr. 14. Githens, George, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all plate to be at her disposal; also use of 
% of all estate, real and personal during- her life, after which to be 
returned to my estate for division among children. Son, AUinson, 
$500. Son-in-law, Josiah Carty, $1. All other estate to be divided 
between children, Elizabeth (wife of Nathan Harris), Allinson, Re- 
becca Githens, Mary Carty (whose share is to be at interest, and 
said Interest paid to her children as they come of age), Martha 
Githens, Charles, George V., Margaret C. Githens, Samuel A., Sarah 
A. Githens, Melissa Githens. The share of any one dying without 
Issue to survivors. Executors — George French, Joseph Matlack, both 
of Moorstown. Witnesses — Samuel Brackney, Arthur Roberts, 
Charles Brackney. Proved May 27, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 27. Inventory, $3,128.54; made by Thomas Bispham, 
Darling Hains. File 12731 C. 

1815, Jan. 4. Goble, Knos, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife [unnamed], beds and bedding, clothes press, looking 
glass, candle stand, pair tongs, shovel and andirons, table, 6 chairs, 
brass kettle, trammel, Bible, provisions and live stock. Son, Simeon, 
2 horses, wagon, sled, plows, harrows, and % of grain, certain live 
stock. Daughters, Anne, Elizabeth and Sary, beds and bedding; 
also each to have a heifer, and Sary to have also 6 sheep. The 
kitchen furniture to them and my wife, equally. Grandson, Enos 
Goble (son of Isaac), 1 calf. Rest of moveables to be sold and small 
debts such as doctor's, weaver's, fuller's, smithing and the store ac- 
counts to be paid thereout. Residue to be divided between wife and 
son, Simeon, and three daughters. Real estate to be sold; wife hav- 
ing interest of Vs of proceeds. Remainder to be divided between 
sons and daughters, Isaac, Simeon, Marther, Ann, Elizabeth and Sary. 
Executors — friends, Enos Coursen, Simeon Goble, Jr. Witnesses — 
Joseph Hankinson, Rachel Johnson, William H. Johnson. Proved 
Feb. 2, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 1. Inventory, $1,207.28; made by Joseph Green, Simeon 
Goble. Includes cooper's and shoemaker's tools. File 1467 S. 

1814, Mar. 26. Godfrey, Thomas, of Maurice River, Cumberlaiad Co. 
Int. Inventory, $292.10; made by George Spence, Jeremiah Tozar 
[Towser]. Sworn to by Mary Godfrey, Daniel Robinson, Adm'rs, 
Mar. 29, 1814. File 1682 F. 

1815, Jan. 16. Godown, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $973.33; made by Garshom Lambert, Jacob Taylor. Includes 
share in Amwell Library @ $0.00. Sworn to by Evan Godown, 
Adm'r, Feb. 10, 1815. File 2739 J. 



CAI.ENDAR O? WILLS 1814-1817 1 75 

1816, Jnly 31. Godwin, Henry, of Paterson, Acquacknonck Twsp., 
Essex Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Ab'm Vanhouten, 
Peter Merselis. Proved Aug. 19, 1816. Pile 10981 G. 

1814, Mar. 12. Goff, David, Esq., of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,086.24; made by Moses Williams, David Warren. 
Sworn to by Joseph Goff, Esq., Adm'r, Mar. 24, 1814. File 887 E. 

1816, Mar. 19. Golden, Joanna^, of Bridgetown, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Lodemia McGilliard, bed and bedding, case of 
walnut drawers, wearing apparel. Son, Joseph Golden, bed and bed- 
ling, case of walnut drawers on high feet. Residue, after debts are 
paid, to son and daughter, equally. Executor — son, Joseph. Wit- 
nesses — David Lupton, Jonathan Brooks. Proved May 11, 1816. 

1816, May 28. Inventory, $329.31; made by Jacob Shull, David 
Lupton. Sworn to by Executors, Aug. 17, 1816. File 1787 P. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, IVov. 22. Golden, Joseph, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Debts to be paid. Brother, Matthias Golden, wearing 
apparel. All other estate to be sold and proceeds used to buy a lot 
for use of my brother's family. At his decease, said property to his 
widow and children; but if she should marry again, children to have 
the property, or the money, but my brother is not to dispose of the 
property. Executor — uncle, Matthias Golden. Witnesses — William 
Covenhoven, Ezekiel R. Willson, Jacob B. Drake. Proved Dec. 6, 
1814. File 9096 M. 

1815, May 30. Golden, William, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Christian, use of frame part of dwelling house 
where I now live; all moveable property, maintenance, and $150 dur- 
ing widowhood. Son, William, the farm on easterly side of the road, 
adjoining Isaac Golden, William I. Weart, and others, containing 
125 acres, he is to pay following legacies: to son, Andrew, $797; son, 
Enoch, $463; son, Jared, $463; daughter. Amy Drake, $63; daughter, 
Pamelia Salyer, $63; daughter. Charity Golden, $223; she is also to 
have all the household furniture now called hers; and son, Abraham, 
$114. Son, Jonathan to have 43 acres on westerly side of road ad- 
joining William Mark, Benjamin Blackwell, he to pay following 
legacies: to daughter, Rachel Hunt, $63; daughters, Urie Hart, and 
Achsah Sine, each $63. Executors — son, William, nephew, Isaac 
Golden. Witnesses — William Young, "wever", Peter Snook, Lewis 
Bnook. 

, , — . Codicil. Daughter, Charity to have use of 2 back 

rooms, while she is single. Witnesses — same. Proved Feb. 15, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 27. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Wm. J. Werts, 
William Suydam. Includes shoemaker's bench and tools. 

File 2804 J. 

1815, July 15. Gorden, Charles, of Jefferson Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $507.85; made by Joseph Dickerson, Jr., Jeremiah Fair- 
child. Sworn to by Elizabeth Gordon*, Adm'x, July 24, 1815. 

File 1599 N. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1815, Sept. 20. Gordon, Agesilns, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $490.10; made by Isaac Larue, John Smith. "Sworn 
to by Cornelius Lake, Adm'r, Sept. 23, 1815. File 2740 J. 

1813, Aug. 9. Gordon, Martha, of Newark Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $541.20; made by David Nichols, Aaron Nichols. Includes 
Bible, note of Moses N. Combs. Sworn to by Isaac Nichols, Adm'r, 
Mar. 1, 1814. File 10837 G. 

1817, Apr. 18. Gouit, E^Ilzabeth, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $81.31; made by Jeremiah C. Garthwaite, Elihu Mitchel. 
Sworn to by Isaac Crane, Adm'r, June 27, 1817. File 11051 G. 

[Jurat names Caleb Woodruff and Ab'm Parkhurst as appraisers 
but is signed by Jeremiah C. Garthwaite. Names apparently in- 
correctly given by clerk. Compiler's note.] 

1815, Jan. 20. Gonid, Encrcase, Ksq., of Acquanock Twsp., Essex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $2,588.68; made by C. V. Ludlow, John R. 
Gould. Includes 2 muskets, brick in kilns. Sworn to by Abraham 
Ackerman, John Gould, Adm'rs. July 21. 1815. File 10909 G. 

1805, Dec. 18. Gould, Thomas, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mehitable, all furniture she brought with her at our 
marriage; also a room, with furnishings, maintenance out of estate 
during widowhood. Eldest son, Joseph, use of 50 acres where he 
now lives for life, after which % to his son, Thomas and other i^ 
to his 2 sons, Ussrel and Aaron, or their survivors. Second son, 
Timothy, has had his share by deed and otherwise. Youngest son, 
William, 30 acres where his buildings now are; also 7 acres adjoin- 
ing same and the saw mill pond. He is to pay my grandson, Thomas 
Speer, £25. Son, Robert, rest of real and personal estate, he paying 
to my daughter, Martha (wife of Samuel Smith), $50, and 10 shillings 
to each of the children of my daughter, Mary (late wife of Elias 
Counter), on demand. Executors — two sons, Timothy, and Robert 
Gould. Witnesses — Matthias Canfield, Abner Bond, Increas Gould. 
Proved May fi, 1816, when Robert Gould signed as Executor. 

File 10982 G. 

1817, June 25. Graham, Mary, of Bordentown, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Jane W. Graham, my share of Tavern House in 
Bordentown, late the property of my father, George Applegate, dec'd; 
also 5 shares in U. S. Bank. If she dies under age leaving no issue, 
whatever remains, to my nephew, Daniel Applegate, and if he dies 
under age leaving no issue, same to children of my half-brother, 
William Applegate. To said daughter, Jane, all hovisehold goods, 
plate, clothes and all residue. Executors — Newberry Smith, of Phila- 
delphia and Jane Graham, grandmother of my said daughter, they 
to be guardians. Witnesses — Charles Barton, Joshua Carman, Eliza- 
beth Carman. If Mrs. Jane Graham dies before my daughter is of 
age, I appoint her son, William Graham, to act in her place. Proved 
Nov. 20, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 19. Inventory, $910.62; made by Charles Burton, Joshua 
Carman. File 12924 C. 



CALENDAR OE WILIvS 1814-1817 1 77 

1817, IVov. 12. Graham, Nathaniel. Int. Inventory, $143.24; made 
by George Buckley, Thomas Gardies [Gardner?]. Several names in 
accounts. Sworn to by Daniel Arthur, Adm'r, Nov. 13, 1817, before 
D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. File 1588 S. 

1817, Job. 9. Granslln, Amos, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed], north east end of house during widowhood; 
also all furniture that she had at our marriage; maintenance, 2 cows, 
firewood, horse and riding chair. Sister, Rachel Batson's oldest son, 
Amos Batson, the obligation I hold against him. Children of Amos 
Batson, proceeds from sale of tract of land near Muckanekonk River 
purchased from heirs of Daniel Smith, whereon Jeremiah Cosner 
now lives. Rachel Betson, the place on the Ayres tract whereon 
John Batson, Jr., lives and the farm whereon Matthias Harris now 
lives. To Anna Batson, farm on the Ayres tract where Abraham 
Clawson, Jr., lives. There is to be a strict line between these two 
places running to William Kinney's line. Anna to have it for life 
and then to heirs of Amos Betson and of John Betson, Jr., (brothers 
of Anna Betson). To Sarah Young, farm on Ayres tract where she 
and husband, Daniel Young, live, she paying her sister, Rachel, $250 
and she must allow a dam to be built by the bridge for a pond for 
use of the Mills where I now live. To John Betsen, Jr., the farm 
on Ayres tract where Philip Hilts lives, he paying to his sister, 
Anna Betson, $250. Nephews, John and Philip Grandin, the tract 
where I live, equally. John is not to dispose of any of his share 
except to his lawful heirs and if he dies leaving no heirs, same to 
Philip. To said Philip, my Mills and their appurtenances and 
southwest half of dwelling house. To Ally Sebring, $250. All my 
blacks, male and female, to be freed when 28. Executors — wife, 
Anna, nephew, Philip Grandin, William M. Dougall. Witnesses — 
David Young, Ebenezer B. Woodruff, Abraham Clawson, Jr. Proved 
Mar. 20, 1817, when Philip Grandin and William M. Dougall signed 
asi Executors. 

1817, Jan. 22. Inventory, $4,191.09; made by William Monro, John 
Sharp, 3rd. Includes list of names in accounts. File 1687 N. 

1815, June 20. Grant, Samuel, of Pittstov/n, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,466.67i^; made by Edw. Welsted, John Little. Includes 
notes of William Probasco, Luther Opdycke. Sworn to by Benjamin 
Guild, Adm'r. No date on jurat but filed June 23, 1815. File 2741 J. 

1810, June 25. Gray, Isaac, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Daughters, Anne Farley (wife of John), £100; Mary (wife of 
James Hankinson), £100 and Mercy Gray, £100. Son, Joseph, all 
claims for any rent due on the house and lot where he lives. All 
real and personal est.ite to be sold. After debts and legacies are 
paid, residue to be divided into nine equal shares. Two of such 
shares to each of sons, Jacob and Joseph, and to children of son, 
John, dec'd. One share to each of daughters, Anna, Mary and 
Mercy. Executors — 2 sons, Jacob, Joseph and son-in-law, John 
Farlee. Witnesses — George Rea, Samuel Downing, Jr., George Maxwell. 
Proved Jan. 8, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 3. Inventory, $1,953,541^; made by Alex Bonnell, Neal 
Hart. File 2871 J. 



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1814, Nov. 5. Gray, Joseph, of Millville Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $864.34; made by Jonathan Dollas, Isaac Townsend. Sworn 
to by Abigail Gray, Adm'x, Nov. 10, 1814. File 1683 F. 

1814, Nov. 30. Green, John, of Roxberry Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,181.08; made by David Neighbour, Zachariah Flamer- 
felt. Includes large Bible, one old school Bible, note of William 
Green, 190 brass nails. Sworn to by Enos Coursen, Adm'r, Dec. 31, 
1814. File 1546 N. 

1816, July 4. Green, John*, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Debts to be paid. Residue to two nephews, or survivors, 
William and Samuel Green (sons of my brother, Ambrose Green), 
when 21. Executor — Obadiah Herbert. Witnesses — William Brown, 
Jr., Susan Brown. Proved July 9, 1816. 

1816, July 8. Inventory, $200.00; made by William Brown, William 
Brown, Jr. Includes 20 acres of land near Deep Run @ $60.00. 

File 10586 L. 
• Signed by mark. 

1815, Nov. 1. Green, Martin, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Mary, bed and bedding, 1 horse; also $200. 
Daughter, Hannah Carter, $1,000. Daughter, Mary Green, $1,000. 
Daughter, Rachel Green, $1,000, when 21. Plantation on Oldmans 
Creek purchased of Samuel Whitall, and personal estate to be sold 
and debts paid. Son, Lewis, the plantation whereon I live; also 
woodland purchased of Isaac Ward subject to payment of $3,G66 to 
each of ray other two sons, Anthony and Arthur, when 21. Three 
sons to pay to my wife, $60 yearly during widowhood, in lieu of 
dower. Any residue of money to said 3 sons. Use of moveable 
estate to son, Lewis, while he is single and remains with my family. 
Executors — son, Lewis and friend, Edward Borton of Glo'ucester Co., 
and they are to be guardians of two sons, Anthony and Arthur, and 
of daughter, Rachel. Witnesses — Joseph Pedrick, Jacob Gooden, 
Gideon Denny. Proved Nov. 24, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 23. Inventory, $3,140.37; made by Samuel Burden, Jacob 
Ridgway. File 3218 Q. 

1815, Oct. 25. Green, 1\'iIIiani, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe, the whole of my estate real and personal, 
trusting in her integrity to do justice to my children in distributing 
said estate. Executrix — wife, Phebe. Witnesses — John Welling, 
William R. Green, Richard Green. Proved Dec. 8, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 6. Inventory, $5,932.32; made by Nath'l Lanning, Nath'l 
Green. File 2742 J. 

1817, Feb. 11. Grice, Samuel, of Pilcsgrove, Salem Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $258.15; made by M'illiam Adams, Caleb Cosert. Sworn to 
by Joseph L. Rislcy, Adm'r, May 14, 1817. File 3318 Q. 

181C, Jan. 6. Griffeth, Abel, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $296.81; made by Andrew Minck, Daniel John- 
son. Includes carpenter tools. Sworn to by Hosea Snethen, Feb. 8, 
1816. File 3209 Q. 



CALENDAR OF WIIvLS 1814-1817 1 79 

1814, Apr. 21. Griffeth, Joseph, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
merchant. Int. Inventory, $6,528.19i/^ ; made by Thomas Redman, 
Jr., Joseph Middleton. Sworn to by John Clement, Adm'r, Jan. 10, 
1815. File 3049 H. 

1816, Nov. 1. Grimth, John, Esq., of Burlington City and Co. Int. 
Inventory, $118,471.04; made by William Coxe, Thos. Aikman. In- 
cludes an additional inventory $9,905.35 of doubtful and bad debts. 
Includes names in accounts, an old pianoforte @ $20.00, and "elegant 
tea table" @ $35.00, long list of books, etc. Sworn to by Mary Grif- 
fith, Adm'x, Sept. 9, 1817. File 12925 C. 

[Trenton Federalist, Jan. 8, 1816, p. 3, states John Griffith, Esq., of 
Burlington City, died Dec. 22, 1815. He was born 1768. Compiler's 
note.j 

1817, May 20. Griggs, Aaron, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $4,064.41; made by William Snook*, Joshua Hill. Includes 
sword, uniform coat and epaulets, uniform hat and feather, notes of 
Samuel, John S., and Benjamin Griggs. Sworn to by Robert Goble, 
Sarah Griggs, Adm'rs, May 28, 1817. File 1587 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Apr. 28. Griggs, Charity, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,452.22; made by Peter Hawood, Cornelius Wyckoff. 
Includes 3 bonds due at decease of Carithen Griggs. Sworn to by 
Samuel Griggs, Adm'r, Apr. 28, 1815. File 2743 J. 

1815, Oct. 5. Griggs, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $117.04; made by George Compton, James Harriot. In- 
cludes pension from United States. Sworn to by N. K. Taj'lor, 
Adm'r, Nov. 9, 1815. File 10541 L. 

1813, May 24. Groenendyke, SamueS, of South Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Brother, Abraham, all wearing apparel; also 
$500. Samuel (son of my brother, John), my silver watch. Samuel 
(son of my brother, Abraham), my large family Bible and chest. 
Samuel Green Van Pelt (son of John), $30. To Trustees of Kingston 
Congregation, $300. To Daniel Lake (son of Richard), $12 as com- 
pensation for his taking immediate care of my personal property 
after my decease. The plantation whereon I live, and plantation on 
Menolapin Creek (both in Middlesex Co.), with stock of cattle, farm- 
ing utensils, household goods to be sold. Residue, after debts and 
legacies are paid, to be divided into 7 shares. Brothers, Abraham and 
John, each 2 shares. Sisters, Marcy Vandike and Eleanor Willson, 
each 1 share. Richard Groenendyke, (son of my brother, Nickolas), 
% of 1 share. Sarah Disborough (daughter of said brother, Nick- 
olas), % of 1 share. If sister, Marcy should die leaving no issue, the 
bequest to return to my estate. Faithful slave, Josias, to be set free. 
Executors — Richard Groenendyke (son of Nickolas), and friend, 
Ralph Sansbury. Witnesses — John Hollinshead, William Voorhees, 
Ann Willson*. Proved Mar. 9, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 24. Inventory, $3,418.71; made by Henry Gulick, John 
Hollinshead. File 10587 L. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1816, Oct. 15. GroS, Benjamin, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $213.30; made by Zachariah Flumerfelt, Peter D. Lawrence. 
Sworn to by Baltus Stiger, Adm'r, Oct. 23. 1816. File 2805 J. 

1815, Mar. 18. Groff, John, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $2S3.S5; made by Aaron Lippincott, Joseph Harker. Sworn 
to by Robert Holdcraft, Adm'r, Sept. 12, 1815. File 3048 H. 

1817, July 2. Gronendyke, Samuel, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John J. Todd, Thomas 
Austin. Sworn to by John Groenendycl-c, Adm'r, July 2, 1817. 

File 1715 R. 

1814, Jan. 1. Groom, Thomas*, of West Windsor Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, all property. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
Josiah Dye. Witnesses — Joseph Hanson, Ezekiel Rogers, Joseph 
Whitfield. Proved Jan. 21, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 20. Inventory, $182.11; made by Ezekiel Rogers, Allison 
Ely, Jr. Includes carpenter tools and account of Joseph Story. 

File 104C7 L. 
* Signed by mark. 

1815, Mar. 15. Grover, John, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Inven- 
tory [not totaled]; made by John Cassida, Anthony Struble. Sworn 
to by Jacob Grover, George Keen, Adm'rs, Mar. 16, 1815. 

File 1468 S. 

1814, Jan. 21. Grubb, Robert, of Burlington City and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, room with fireplace and household privileges, with sons, 
Joseph and Robert paying to their "mother-in-law" $45 yearly during 
widowhood; also she is to have all that she brought with her. Son, 
Joseph, land (60 acres) on southerly side of Old York Road (pur- 
chased of John Kemble and John Rogers). Sons, Joseph and Robert, 
all remainder of land purchased of William Hewlins, Jr., adjoining 
William Deacon, Ezekiel Johnson, Samuel Newton and Isaac Weth- 
erill. Son, Robert, also plantation whereon I dwell (75 acres), pur- 
chased of Samuel AUington, adjoining Phillip Speachy, and John 
Scott. Such of my daughters, as are single, to have a home and 
maintenance by son, Robert, or if my daughters, Mary or Sarah 
Grubb should not incline to make their home with their brother, 
Robert, then he is to pay to each of them $20 yearly as long as they 
remain unmarried. Also to each of said daughters, a bed and bed- 
ding. To Sarah, her mother's bureau and silver pint, and to daugh- 
ter, Mary, 6 large silver spoons and $200 to be paid by sons, Joseph 
and Robert. And at their marriage, Robert is to give to each a cow 
and £20. Son, William Miller Grubb, £300 when 21, to ^be paid by 
sons, Joseph and Robert. All residue of personal estate to son, 
Robert, Avho is to pay my debts. Since 120 acres in Northampton 
Twsp., belonging to my former wife, Sarah, was sold with my con- 
sent to John Folwell, Jr., on Nov. 25, 1813 and signed by myself and 
all of her heirs except my son, William Miller Grubb, who was not 
then of age to sign, he is therefore to release said land when he is 
21, or forfeit amount of bond from his share of estate (the bond I 
gave for him). Son, Robert, to have large Bible, and other books 
to be divided equally between all children. Executors — sons, Joseph 
and Robert. Witnesses — John Hoskins, Jr., John Lippincott, Hannah 
Sykes, Jr. Proved Dec. 7, 1814. 



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1814, Dec. 6. Inventory, $1,533.15; made by Thomas Bowne, John 
Scott. File 12732 C. 

1801, Sept. 21. Gruniinon, Joaniia*, of Newark, Essex Co., widow; 
will of. To Kezia Roberts (whom I brought up), a callico gown, a 
stuff petticoat, 2 shifts, 2 pair stockings. Rest of wearing apparel 
to be divided between my daughter-in-lav.r, Hannah Curry, and her 

3 daughters, Phebe Curry, Joanna Herd, and Elizabeth Beach. 
Residue of real and personal estate to said 3 granddaughters. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, David D. Crane. Witnesses — Rachel Boudinot, Job 
Runyon, Elisha Boudinot. Notation on reverse: "Proved Apr. 26, 
1816. Administration with the will annexed." File 10983 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Mar. 13. Guerin, Moses, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, all household goods; also use of house and lands 
and farming utensils, 2 cows, 2 horses, during widowhood. If she 
marries again, to have % of profits of my land for life. Son, Joshua, 

4 acres of meadow adjoining Samuel Jones. Rest of all lands and 
personal estate to be sold. Son, Jacob, $100. Grandsons, Jacob and 
John Beam (sons of my dec'd daughter, Azubah), each $25, when 21. 
If either should die before 21, survivor to take the whole, and if both 
should so die, leaving no issue, total sum to children of my daughter, 
Jemima Peeney, and children of my daughter, Rosannah Goble [all 
unnamed]. Residue to be divided into 4 parts. One of which to son, 
Joshua, one to son, John, one to children of Jemima, and one to 
children of Rosannah. Executors — wife, Mary, and son-in-law, Jacob 
Goble. Witnesses — Robert Finley, William Savidge, George Ander- 
son. Proved Apr. 5, 1815, when Jacob Goble signed as surviving Ex- 
ecutor. 

1815, Apr. 3. Inventory, $2,005.97; made by Samuel Lyon, George 
Anderson. Includes several names in accounts. File 1633 R. 

1816, Jan. 1. Guild, Benjamin, of New Brunswick City, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $11,565.17; made by John D. Sutphin, Staats Van 
Deursen. Includes compass, chain, rule and protractor, "dry goods, 
groceries and other merchandise", case of surveyors instruments. 
Sworn to by Ann Guild, Jno. Guild, Adm'rs, Jan. 29, 1816. 

File 10588 L. 

1814, May 3. Gulick, Joalcini, of South Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $308.75; made by Farrington Barricklo, Ab'm G. 
Snedeker. Sworn to by Ann Gulick*, Aaron Gulick, Adm'rs, May 4, 
1814. File 10468 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Apr. 22. Hageman, James. Int. Inventory, $4,502.35; made 
by Peter Williamson, William Blackwell. Includes sword, holster, 
uniform coat and cartridge box. Sworn to by Frederick Freling- 
huysen, John Garritson, Urias Van Cleaf, Adm'rs, Apr. 27, 1816, be- 
fore Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1678 R. 

1815, Xov. 25. Hageman, Joseph D., of Hillsborough Twsp., Somer- 
set Co.; will of. Wife, Ada, residue of personal estate, after debts 
are paid; also % of profits of grist and saw mills, 6 silver table- 
spoons, for life. Son, Henry, all lands, 20 acres, where I live with 



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the grist and saw mills thereon, he paying- $50 towards my debts, 
and the mortgage for $100 which John West has against me. After 
death of my wife, the 6 tablespoons to my six children [unnamed]. 
Executors — son, Henry, friend, Ralph Elberson. Witnesses — Jacob 
Wyckoff, Frederick Vanlue*, Ruth Elberson*. Proved Dec. 28, 1815, 
when Ralph Elberson signed as Executor. 

1815, Dec. 23. Inventory, $242.65; made by Henry Shepherd, David 
Wikoff. File 1634 R, 

• Signed by mark. 

[Records of Harlingen Church show baptism of Henry Stryker, son 
of Joseph D. Hagaman and Ada Ammerman as of June 24, 1798. His 
birth recorded there as April 20, 1798. Genealogical Magazine of N. J., 
Vol. 20, p. 88. Compiler's note.] 

1815, Jan. 31. Ilaigh, John. Int. Inventory, $780.50; made by Wil- 
liam Gulick, Elijah Stout. Sworn to by Miles Smith, "one of Adm'rs", 
June 14, 1815, before John Heard, Surrogate of Middlesex Co. 

File 10542 L. 

1814, Nov. 28. Halnds, Anna, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory [pages totaled separately]; made by James Jones, Israel 
Poulson. Includes a number of names in accounts. Sworn to by 
Isaac Hainds, Peter Taylor, Adm'rs, Nov. 29, 1814. File 2662 J. 

1814, Jan. 24. Hainds, James, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. ; 
will of. All debts to be paid out of personal estate, selling real 
estate only as may be necessary for same. To Aaron McDonald (son 
of Sarah McDonald), all residue of estate, real and personal. Ex- 
ecutors — Elnathan Stevenson, Joshua Laing. Witnesses — Cornelius 
Hoppock, Daniel A. Kershow, William Stevenson. Proved July 1, 
1814. 

1814, June 30. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Cornelius Hop- 
pock, Thomas Holcombe. File 2663 J. 

1816, June 6. Haines, Abraham, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $10,605.38; made by Enock Allen, Josiah Moore. 
Sworn to by Deliverance Haines, Isaac Pine, Esq., Adm'rs, Nov. 9, 
1816. File 3090 H. 

1816, Ang. 6. Haines, Clayton, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rebecca, all household goods, all stock, farming utensils, not 
to be appraised. Interest of rest of estate, real and personal for 
maintenance of wife during widowhood and of the children for their 
education. Meadow bought of James Troth, to be sold. Children 
[unnamed], to have shares of residue of estate as they come of age, 
sons 3 shares each and daughters 2 shares each, and they are to pro- 
vide a comfortable living for their mother during her widowhood. 
Son, Zebedee, may have privilege of taking the meadow (if not sold) 
as part of his share. If none of said children should live to come 
of age, I give $500 to Upper Evesham Meeting and also $500 to 
Evesham Meeting for use of their poor. Residue to be divided be- 
tween nephew, Benjamin H. Wills and my widow (if she is then 
living). Executors — Zebedee Wills, Sr., Isaac Haines, Sr. Wit- 
nesses — Aaron Engle, John Crispin, Isaac W. Haines. Proved Dec. 
4, 1816. 

1816, Dec. 3. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Aaron Engle, Isaac 
W. Haines. File 12870 C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 183 

1811, May 4. Haines, Elizabeth*, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Hannah Shinn, eight-day clock and all the prop- 
erty given me by my husband, Isaac Haines in his will, and all resi- 
due of estate. Executor — Joseph Budd, Esq. Witnesses — Anna Mul- 
len, Thomas Minor Stevenson, Samuel Stevenson. Proved Mar. 29, 
1815, when Thomas Curtis signed as Adm'r, C.T.A. File 12812 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jane 10. Haines, Jeremiah, "son of Robert Haines", late of 
Northampton, Burlington Co. Int. Inventory, $6,054.90;" made by 
William Fox, Samuel Carr. Sworn to by Rebecca Haines, Adm'x, 
June 17, 1815. File 12813 C. 

1814, Oct. 13. Haines, Joel, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hope, household goods, to furnish one room, my eight- 
day clock, and £1,000, in lieu of dower. Brother, Ner Haines, land on 
east side of my farm, adjoining Aaron Stiles, on the public road 
leading from Newmills to Mount Holly. Brother, Isaac, $1,000. 
Brother, Aden, $1,000. Nephew, Joseph (son of my brother, Ner), 
residue of all estate, he paying legacies, also the dower that I am 
bound to pay my mother. Executor — William Irick. Witnesses — 
Hannah Jones, Hezekiah Jones, Aaron Stiles. Proved Nov. 12, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 16. Inventory, $2,860.27; made by Hezekiah Jones, Aaron 
Stiles. File 12733 C. 

1814, Sept. 14. Haines, John, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $745.00; made by William Deacon, Daniel Deacon. 
Sworn to by Mary Haines, John Cattell, Adm'rs, Sept. 14, 1814. 

File 12734 C. 

1816, Mar. 5. Haines, John, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,713.00; made by Joseph Bispham, Hugh Hollinshead. 
Includes share in Moorestown Library. Sworn to by Mary Haines, 
Samuel W. Haines, Adm'rs, Mar. 8, 1816. File 12871 C. 

1816, Aug. 13. Haines, Thomas, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $165.00; made by Joseph Brown, George Craft. Sworn 
to by Ner Haines "one of Adm'rs", Nov. 8, 1816. File 12872 C. 

1807, Jan. 14. Haines, William, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Grandson, Ephraim Tomlinson (son of my daughter, 
Frances, late dec'd), £500 with interest when 21. Daughter, Mary 
(wife of Jonathan Haines); 30 acres off my land toward Mount Holly; 
also £700. Son, Jeremiah, the plantation where I live and all other 
lands and swamp, and residue of property. Executor — son, Jeremiah 
E. Haines. Witnesses — Hollinshead Hilliard, Asher Huntley, Moses 
Kimpton. Proved Mar. 21, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 22. Inventory, $1,761.45; made by Thomas Green, Abra- 
ham Reeve. Pile 12926 C. 

1814, June 2. Haines, William, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,992.25; made by Isaac Wilkins, Jr., Thomas Wil- 
kins. Affirmed by Samuel Haines, Adm'r, Aug. 10, 1814. 

File 12735 C. 



184 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOI.UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Apr. 17. Haines, William N., of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife [unnamed], maintenance for life. Three sons, 
William, Job and George, the plantation whereon I live; also tract 
purchased of John Gary, to be equally divided when youngest is of 
age. Two sons, Jeremiah and James, woodlot of 25 acres on north 
side of Burlington Road. Daughter, Rachel (wife of Henry Rogers), 
$10. Daughter, Elizabeth, bed and bedding; also $200. Daughter, 
Rebecca, bed and bedding and $200. Obligation I hold against my 
brother-in-law, Jonathan Austin for $300 to son, James and daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Rebecca. Cedar swamp on Duckinhack Branch, 
4 miles above Burr's Cider mill to five sons equally. Executors — 
sons, William, Jr., Job, and George. Witnesses — Anna Burr, Job 
Bishop, William H. Burr. 

1S17, Mar. 12, Inventory, $1,466.50; made by William Fox, William 
Rogers. Includes note against Jonathan Austin, payable at death 
of his mother, Rebecah Austin. File 12927 C. 

1813, Sept. 21. Hall, Gdward, of Mannington, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, to have her choice of either the school house and lot ad- 
joining it as now enclosed, or rooms in the mansion house; also a 
cow and bureau. Son, Edward, part of plantation [description given] 
adjoining John Hall, late Woodnut's, Sharp's, Steelman and Warms- 
ley containing 25 acres; marsh on Mannington Creek; also a desk. 
Daughter, Mary (v.'ife of Samuel James), part of plantation [descrip- 
tion given] adjoining above containing 96 acres; also part of land 
as purchased of Thomas Sharp, adjoining Ephraim Flemens; also a 
clock. Son, Howel, rest of plantation; also rest of land purchased 
of Sharp's (25 acres) and a horse; but if he should die without issue, 
said lands to my daughter, Mary. Land and cedar sv/amp at Pitts- 
grove Twsp.; my right in salt marsh near Stow Creek and any other 
lands, to be sold and debts paid. Any overplus thereof to daughter, 
Mary and son, Howel, equally. Son, Howel, also to have the high 
drawers which was his mother's. If said son, Howel, should appear 
to waste the real estate devised to him, my nephew, John Hall, is 
empowered to rent same and to give income therefrom to said 
Howel annually. Executors — son-in-law, Samuel L. James and 
nephew, John Hall. Witnesses — John Scott, Margaret Smith, Wil- 
liam White. Proved Apr. 20, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 15. Inventory, $2,687.52; made by Jonathan Woodnut, 
John G. Mason. File 3188 Q. 

1815, Jan. 11. Hall, Henry, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $251.23; made by William Moore, Constantine Wilkins. 
Includes note of Thomas Flowers. Sworn to by Mary Hall, Richard 
Robbins, Adm'rs, Jan. 16, 1815. File 1741 F. 

1817, Apr. 15. Hall, Isaac, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,129.12; made by Christopher Stryker, Cornelius 
Van Horn. Includes notes of Samuel Hall, dated May 1, 1796, John 
W. Hall "with interest for 20 years", Cornelius Low's note dated 
June 20, 1803, Isaac Hall's note affirmed to be paid by William Hall, 
account allowed to be due from Matthias Williamson with interest 
for 11 years. Sworn to by John W. Hall, Adm'r, Apr. 16, 1817. 

File 1716 R. 



CAIv^NDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 185 

1814, Mar. 19. Hall, Jacob, Jr., of King-wood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $328. 2D; made by John Cowdrick, Jr., Johnson Run- 
yon. Sworn to by Azariah Hall, Adm'r, May 4, 1814. File 2664 J. 

1817, Sept. 12. Hall, John, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $265.39; made by William Tomlinson, Peter Ladow. Sworn 
to by Abel Peirce, Adm'r, Sept. 12, 1817. File 1826 F. 

1815, Apr. 25. Hall, Joseph, of Elsinborough Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,962,661/2; made by John Thompson, Thomas Clement. 
Sworn to by John Denn, Esq., Ann Hall, Adm'rs, Sept. 16, 1815. 

File 3204 Q. 

1816, June 3. Hall, Mary, of Cumberland Co. Int. Division of 
estate upon application of John Hall, or of her heirs. Commis- 
sioners: John W. Intark, Dickinson Moore, Constantine Wilkins. 
Real estate divided among- John Hall, Mary Hall, Henry Hall. Said 
Henry Hall to pay costs of the division. Signed by T. Elmer, Surro- 
gate and John Sibley, Sheriff. File 6163 F. 

1817, .Jan. 12. Hall, P!att, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset Co.; will 
of. Sister, Sarah Hall, $30. Rest of estate to ag-ed father, Richard 
Hall. Executors — brothers, Isaac and Samuel Hall. Witnesses — 
John Annin, Griffith Morris, John Kirkpatrick. Proved Jan. 22, 1817, 
when Samuel Hall signed as Executor. 

1817, Jan. 20. Inventory, $1,092.24; made by Griffith Morris, John 
Annin. File 1717 R. 

1813, D«c. 23. Hall, Thomas*, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, $400, bed and bedding-, all linens; also the 
property she had at our marriage, in lieu of dower. The negro, 
Sam, to be freed. Residue of estate, if any, to my daughter, Mary 
Cock. Executor — John Wyckoff, Jr. Witnesses — John Stevens, Abra- 
ham Rockafeller. Proved May 9, 1814. 

1814, May 7. Inventory, $659.96; made by John W. Hall, John Van- 
derveer. File 1622 R. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 18. Hall, Thomas W., of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,656.76; with an additional inventory of 
$332.49; made by Jno. L. Hoagland, Gilbert B. Taylor. Sworn to by 
William Hall, Mathew Williamson, Adm'rs, Oct. 4, 1815. File 1635 R. 

1816, Dee. 17. HaLsey, Joel, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $830.82; made by Benjamin Howell, Isaac Quimby. Sworn 
to by John Dehart, Benjamin Smith, Adm'rs, Dec. 16, 1816. 

File 1640 N. 

1814, Dec. 15. Halsey, ^William, of Union Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $652.99; made by Caleb Woodruff, John Smith. Includes 
"$30 cash on the Union Bank at Georg-etown, $20 on the Bank at 
Washington, out of their joint funds", sword and pistols, 5 shoe- 
maker seats, shop tools, leathers, shoes. Sworn to by Smith Halsey, 
Adm'r, Jan. 16, 1815. File 10910 G. 



l86 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, July 17. Halstead, Nathaniel Morris, of Belvidere, Sussex Co.: 
will of. Wife, Lucinda, residue of estate, during widowhood and 
then to the now unborn child. All estate, real and personal, to be 
sold. Mother, Ann Halstead, $500, which I owe her for property de- 
vised to her by my grandfather, Nathaniel Morris. Executor — 
brother, Caleb O. Halstead. Witnesses — J. Periam, Phebe O. Periam, 
Abbey O. Meeker. Proved July 27, 1816, before Th. T. Kinney, Sur- 
rogate of Essex Co. 

1816, Aug. 1. Inventory, $6,210.92i^; made by Francis Danberry, 
William Johnson. Includes contents of a general store, house fur- 
nishings which include "a stove in Mr. Randolph's office", an un- 
finished house on lot in Belvidere. File 10997 G. 

1815, July 1. Hamilton. Glidia [Lydia], of Manington, Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $152. 70 1^; made by Thomas Dickinson, Edmund 
Wetherby. Includes notes of Abraham Sharp, David English, Samuel 
Linzey. Sworn to by David English, Adm'r, Dec. 27, 1815. 

File 3207 Q. 

1815, Oct. 10. Hamilton, James, of Princeton, Montgomery Twsp., 
Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, use of Vi of all real and personal 
estate during widowhood. Sons, James and Henry K., and the 

daughters [unnamed] who now live with me, use of other % thereof 
until said Henry K., is 21 and until decease of their mother. Henry 
K., is to have education at College of New Jersey out of my estate. 
Granddaughter, Martha Unis Sarah Burt, $10 when 18; also $200 to be 
paid out of money owing me by her father, Rev. Enock Burt, and not 
otherwise. To son, James, after decease of his mother, my brick 
dwelling house where I now live on north side of Main Street, in 
Princeton. Son, Henry, all the land in Princeton adjoining above 
house and lot, with shop and appurtenances. Each of said sons to 
pay their surviving sisters, one share of the value of their lands, 
reserving to themselves two shares thereof. My mechanics shop, 
tools and stock therein to be rented. Residue to be sold and pro- 
ceeds divided into 10 parts. Sons, Henry and James, each 2 parts. 
Daughters, Mary Fyler. Rhode Harrison, Elizabeth Hamilton, Sarah 
Hamilton, Rebecca Hamilton and Catharine Ann Hamilton, each 1 
share. If any of sons or daughters should die without issue, said 
share to survivors. Executors — wife, Sarah, and sons, James and 
Henry K. Hamilton. Witnesses — John Vancleve, John A. Hudnut, 
Ralph Sansbury. Proved Nov. 24, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 22. Inventory, $3,399.31; made by James Moore, E. 
Beatty. Includes furnishing in the old and new house. File 1636 R. 

1816, May 16. Hampton, John, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $183.35; made by William Coddington, Randolph 
Clarkson. Includes shoemaker's tools, carpenter's tools. Sworn to 
by William Hampton, Henry Potter, Adm'rs, Sept. 13, 1816. 

1832, June 13. Inventory, $498.65; made by Edward Mundy, Jona- 
than Freeman. Being a debt due from estate of Henry Potter, dec'd, 
who had been Adm'r of estate of John Hampton and being the 
monies retained by said Potter for use of widow of James Hampton 
for her dower in lands of said John Hampton, sold by said Henry 
Potter by order of Orphans Court. Sworn to by Harmanus Barkeloo, 
Jr., Adm'r, de bonis non, June 13, 1832. File 10589 L. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 187 

1814, Oct. 15. Hancc, Edward, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $l,271.37i^; made by Caleb Scattergood, Vincent 
Wainright. Sworn to by Jediah Hance, Adm'r, Feb. 14, 1815. 

File 12814 C. 

1814, Nov. 17. Hance, Henry, of Washington Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,400.96; made by Flisha Bird, Samuel Stephens. 
Includes list of goods "of which John Hance was in partnership 
with dec'd". Sworn to by John Hance, Adm'r, Mar. 17, 1814. 

File 1549 N. 

1814, June 4. Hance, Joseph, of Salem Town and Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $988,941/^; made by Joshua Thompson, Ezekiel Hewes. In- 
cludes "hearse", shop tools, boards and benches in the shop. Af- 
firmed by John G. Mason, Adm'r, June 14, 1814. File 3062 Q. 

1817, nSar. 10. Hance, Thomas, of East Windsor, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $622.19; made by Joseph McChesney, John Newell. 
Sworn to by James McChesney, Adm'r, Mar. 11, 1817. File 10637 L. 

1814, May 6. Hancock, John, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Thomas Truss, Samuel 
Bilderbeck. Affirmed by John Findley, Adm'r, May 6, 1814. 

File 3063 Q. 

1815, Feb. 27. Hand, James, of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co. Int. 
Inventory, $59.61; made by John Goff, Joseph Goff. Sworn to by 
Samuel Bishop, Adm'r, June 14, 1815. File 895 E. 

1816, Jan. 24. Hand, James, of Middle Twsp., Cape May Co. Int. 
Inventory, $547.27; made by Elijah Townsend, Robert M. Holmes. 
Sworn to by Matthew Hand, Adm'r, Feb. 7. 1816. File 909 E. 

1816, May 6, 7. Hand, Jeremiah, of Middle Twsp., Cape May Co. 
Int. Inventory, $4,632.58; made by Cresse Townsend, Joshua Hildreth. 
Includes the sloop "Deborah". Sworn to by Joseph and Jeremiah 
Hand, Adm'rs, Aug. 15, 1816. Pile 910 E. 

1814, Apr. 19. Hand, Jonathan. Int. Inventory, $936.61; made by 
Jonathan Alward, John Kirkpatrick. Includes note of Gilbert Hand. 
Sworn to by Jonathan Hand, one of Adm'rs, May 23, 1814, before 
Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1589 R. 

1817, Jan. 24. Hanes, John, of Manington Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,263.41; made by John Hall, Jonathan Steelman. Sworn 
to by Edward Hanes, Adm'r, Feb. 7, 1817. File 3268 Q. 

1815, Aug. 28. Hankinson, Ambrose C, "late of City of New York, 
dec'd in Co. of Middlesex." Int. Inventory, $40,198.85; made by 
Joseph Hampton, Jackson Freeman. Consists mostly of accounts; 
107 Merino sheep, and household goods in New York. Sworn to by 
John Jacobs, Joseph Shotwell, Jr., Adm'rs, Feb. 5, 1816. File 10590 L. 

1814, Feb. 8. Hankinson, James. Int. Inventory, $2,632.06; made 
by John Rogers, John Baird. Includes large Bible. Sworn to by 
Samuel Forman, Apr. 2, 1814, before Richard Throckmorton, Surro- 
gate, Monmouth Co. File 9097 M. 



1 88 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Feb. 8. Hankinson, Joseph, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled] ; made by Enos Coursen, James Brown. 
Sworn to by Robt. Goble, Adm'r, Feb. 10. 1815. File 1470 S. 

1814, Feb. 15. Hankinson, Mary, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. In- 
terest of whatever money I die possessed of, to my mother, Rebeckah 
Hankinson for life. After her death to each of my brothers, Samuel 
and William, $100. To Nancy, Henry, Samuel and Lydia (children of 
my dec'd brother, James), §100. Sister, Frances Long-, $100, and at 
her death to her daughter, Rebeckah Long. Sister, Sarah Keen, $100 
and then to her children, Mary, Henry and John Keen. Wearing 
apparel to my sisters, Frances and Sarah, and niece, Mary Ann Hall. 
Any residue thereafter to said Mary Ann Hall. Executor — Pearson 
Hunt. Witnesses — Andrew Hunter, John Titus, Jr., William Muir- 
head. Proved Apr. 12, 1814, before I. P. Blackwell, Surrogate, Hun- 
terdon Co. 

1814, Apr. 13. Inventory, $923.00; made by Benjamin Yard, Joseph 
Laning. File 2665 J. 

1817, Mar. 5. Ilann, Heury, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $391.97; made by David Wagner, John Robbins. Includes 
shoemaker's bench and lasts. Sworn to by Jacob Hann, Adm'r, Mar. 
5, 1817. File 2872 J. 

1817, Nov. .3. Ilaring, Abraham C, of Harington Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all personal estate forever, and all real 
estate during widowhood. After her decease or marriage the home- 
stead of 100 acres to my brother, Roelof, he paying to my sisters, 
Maria and Charity, each $250; also to children of my deceased sister, 
Derica, $250 and to children of my deceased sister. Margaret, $250. 
Said Maria and Charity to have % the real estate at Pascack. To 
Derica's children, % of other lands and other \i of same to Mar- 
garet's children. They are also to have the salt meadow at Tappan. 
Executors — brothers-in-law, David A. Demarest, Samuel G. Demarest 
and friend, John D. Haring. Witnesses — Joseph G. Blauvelt, John Is. 
Haring, John H. Banta. Proved Dec. 17, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 17. Inventory, $2,147.76; made by Cornelius I. Blauvelt, 
John F. Haring. File 3733 B. 

1814, Apr. 1. Haring, Jacob, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, 
Vs of all estate, real and personal. Eldest son, Asa, $5. To children, 
Margaret (wife of William Day), Lenah (wife of Jacob Flerebone), 
Hester (wife of George Lasier), Phebe, Mary, Gitty, Cornelius, Samuel 
and Stephen, all residue of estate, equally. Executors — wife, Phebe*, 
Rev. Stephen Goetschius of Saddle River. Witnesses — T. Phoenix, 
John Flower, Allen Pratt. Proved June 28, 1815. 

1815, June 12. Inventory, $412.9514; made by John D. Ackerman, 
Lewis L. Conklin. Includes "house and lot in Spring St., N. Y." and 
[apparently] contents of a general store. File 3668 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Mar. 2. Haring, John C.*, of Harington Twsp., Bergen Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Sophia, to remain in full possession of all 
real and personal estate, during widowhood. After her death or 
marriage, personal estate to be divided between my daughter, Eliza- 
beth (wife of Isaac Vervalen), and my grandson, John Post (son of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 189 

my daughter, Yanatie). The south part of my farm to daughter, 
Elizabeth; also the piece of land on south side of road leading' to 
Pascack Brook, and if she should die leaving no issue, said lands to 
my grandson. The north part of my farm, on which I now dwell to 
said grandson, John Post, he paying to my granddaughter, Natia 
Post (daughter of my daughter, Yanatie), £100 (after he comes to 
age). Executors — friends, James G. Demarest, Isaac A. Bogert. Wit- 
nesses — Aaron Blauvelt, Abraham P. Boogert*. Jacob H. Banta. 
Proved May 10, 1815. 

1815, May 8. Inventory, $218.24; made by Jacob Banta, Aaron 
Blauvelt. Includes a Dutch Psalm book. File 3669 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 4. Harmer, Joseph, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Letitia, all plantation where James Smith now 
lives; salt marsh known as Flax Point; also Va of personal estate; 
$75 yearly during life; also use of house and lot where I live, until 
son, Charles is 21, in lieu of dower. Son, Joseph, tract (formerly 
belonging to Ludlum Estate); salt marsh bought of Charles Mills 
and Rebecca Dare; also youngest grey mare, bridle and saddle, he 
paying to his mother $50 yearly during life. Two sons, Ebenezer 
and Josiah, plantation where James Smith lives; also the Flax Point 
salt marsh after their mother's death. Son, Charles, house and lot 
where I live; also ten acres of salt marsh bought of Aula M. Wood, 
he paying to his mother, $25 yearly for life. Son, William, 10 % 
acres adjoining Eli Wheaton; 10 acres of salt marsh bought of David 
Wood; also % of moveable estate as devised to his mother, after her 
decease. Daughter, Rebecca Harmon residue of personal estate. If 
any child should die under 21, such share to surviving children (ex- 
cept Joseph). Executors — wife, Leatitia, and friend, John Sheppard. 
Witnesses — Joseph Miller, William Miller, Samuel Moore Shute. 
Proved May 5, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 19. Inventory, $3,998.03; made by Thomas R. Sheppard, 
Enos Ewing. Includes blacksmith tools and iron in the smith shop. 

File 1684 F. 

1810, Feb. 28. Harned, Jonathan, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, use and possession of all estate, real and 
personal, during widowhood, to enable her to maintain and educate 
the younger children who may be under age at my death. After her 
death, or marriage to ray son, Jacob, 10 acres of land adjoining the 
county road leading from Woodbridge to New Brunswick, including 
his dwelling house as lately deeded to him, adjoining also my cousin, 
Jonathan Harned, Jr., and Andrew Bell; also lot purchased of Elias 
Crow on the road to Crows Mill; also meadow purchased of Abel 
Clarkson. Sons, John and Jonathan, equally, all my house and plan- 
tation whereon I live and residue of the front lot, and salt meadow 
purchased of Benjamin Drake, as tenants in common. Meadow in 
Raritan to be sold. Son, David, £200. Son, John, £50. Four daugh- 
ters [unnamed], each £100, Sarah being charged with what has been 
advanced to her. Granddaughter, Sarah Harned (daughter of my 
dec'd son, Nathaniel), £50 to be at interest until she is 21. If daugh- 
ters should die before legacies become due, such share to survivors. 
If sons should die before full age and without issue, such share to 
all surviving children. Any residue of estate to all children equally. 



190 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Executors — wife, Sarah, and friends, Andrew Elston, John Willson. 
Witnesses — John Willson, James Willson, Rebeccah Willson. 

1811, Sept. 7. Codicil. Three daughters, Anne, Rebecca and Deborah 
have been given a bed and bedding and all the linens they have made 
for themselves. Son, Jonathan, a note of hand he holds against me, 
and a horse when he is 21. Witnesses — John Willson, John Harned. 
Proved Feb. 8, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 4. Inventory, $4,742.29; made by Nathan Harned, Wil- 
liam Bloodgood. Includes stock in Tanyard in "Co." with John 
Harned and Jonathan Harned. Affirmed June 13, 1815 by Andrew 
Elston and John Willson. 

1821, Aug. 6. Inventory of goods held by Sarah Harned of Wood- 
bridge Twsp., held by will of Jonathan Harned, $6,196.18; made by 
William Smith, Abel Shotwell. Includes various quantities of 
leathers in and out of vats, i.e., "Vat No. 5 in 3 Row supposed to 
contain 100 calf skins on last layer", etc. Affirmed by John Harned 
and Isaac Moore, Adm'rs, C.T.A., Aug. 6, 1821. File 10469 L. 

1814, Apr. 18. Harris, Chalkley, of Upper AUoways Creek, Salem 
Co., a minor. Int. Inventory, $35.25; made by Barzillai Jefferis, 
Waddington Bradway. Affirmed by Samuel Harris, Adm'r, de bonis 
non, Dec. 26, 1814. File 3223 Q. 

1814, Feb. 27. Harris, Deborah, of Upper AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Mary Sheets, house and lot 
where I live, pair of high drawers, silver teaspoons, during her life 
and then to her heirs. To Esther Harris, pair of drawers, and a bed 
and bedding. To three younger children. Able, Ruth and David, rest 
of estate. Executor — friend and uncle, David Cook. Witnesses — 
Enoch Gibbs, Rachel Goller*, Aaron Harris*. Proved Mar 11, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 3. Inventory, $264.52; made by Enoch Gibbs, Jonathan 
Cook. File 3184 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 20. Harris, Knoch, of Upper AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all property, real and personal, 
during widowhood. At her death, daughter Susannah Harris, to have 
house and lot where I live, and son, John, the woodlot that came to 
me from my father. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and Nehemiah 
Garrison. Witnesses — Palsear Smith, Samuel Harris, Robert Patrick. 
Proved Apr. 19, 1814, when Elizabeth Harris signed as acting Ex- 
ecutrix. 

1814, Apr. 15. Inventory, $180.00; made by Palsear Smith, William 
Willis. File 3079 Q. 

1814, Apr. 20. Harris, Isaac, of Lower AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $1,403.37; made by George Grier, Joseph 
Elwell. Affirmed by Joseph Harris, Mason Harris, June 14, 1814. 

File 3061 Q. 

1815, June O. Harris, Israel, of Somerset Co. Int. Inventory, 
$176.70; made by Daniel La Tourrette, Andrew Howell. Sworn to by 
Abraham V. Voorhees, June 9, 1815. File 1637 R. 



CALENDAR OF WII.LS 1814-1817 IQI 

1814. Mar. 28. Harris, John, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Lydia, liferig-ht in home where I live. Sons, 
Stretch, and Benjamin, land whereon I live, equally. Son, Peter, 200 
acres in Messen Co. and Twsp., Pennsylvania (being Donation land). 
Son, Stretch, plantation wagon and pair of steers, 4 cows now at 
his house, and the sheep with his ear mark. Wife and daughters, 
Lydia, Elizabeth, Margaret and Clarissa Harris, rest of moveable 
estate, after debts are paid. Executors — wife, Lydia*. and son. 
Stretch. Witnesses — Joseph Holliday, John Bacon, John S. Homan. 
Proved Apr. 16, 1814. 

1814, May 7. Inventory, $1,917.57; made by William Waddington, 
Joseph Holliday. File 3187 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1S15, Dec. 14. Harris, John, of Bergen Twsp., and Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $567.60; made by Albert A. Westervelt, John Plugh. In- 
cludes shoemaker's tools. Sworn to by Garret Benson, Adm'r, June 
20, 1816. File 3707 B. 

1814, Oct. 14. Harrison, George, of Rahway Neck, Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, $2,118.70; made by Francis Everitt, 
William Martin. Includes carpenter tools. Sworn to by John T. Har- 
rison, "one of Adm'rs", Apr. 6, 1815. File 10543 L. 

1815, June 17. Harrison, John, of West Windsor Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Cornelia Earl, $2,000, and to her children, 
Susan Earl and Harrison Earl, each $800. To my sisters, Grace 
Denise and Mary Reading, each $1,200. To my nieces, Kitty White, 
Susan Hough, Amy Provoost, and Sally Stockton, $1,200. To my 
nephews, James H. Hamilton, and Henry Beekman, each $2,000. 
Nephew. William Hamilton, $1,000 and to his son, Henry Harrison 
Hamilton, $800. To Adela Dubarry and Edmund Dubarry (children 
of my dec'd niece, Nancy Dubarry), each $1,000. To John Harrison 
Blackwell (son of Elijah Blackwell), $800. To John H. Prevost (son 
of my niece. Amy Prevost), $800. To Eliza T. Blackwell (wife of 
Elijah Blackwell), $500. To trustees of the Church at Princeton, 
$500. To trustees of the Theological School lately established at 
Princeton, $100. To Harrison Hough (son of my niece, Susan 
Hough). $800. Said legacies to be paid at once to those who are of 
age. and to the others as they come of age. Real estate in New 
York City to Erkuries Beatty, Elijah Blackwell and Joseph Annin, 
in trust, and the profits thereof to my son, Henry Harrison (if he 
should return home, and not otherwise), until James Hamilton White 
(son of my niece, Kitty White), is 21. At that time, said real estate 
to be sold. If said Henry should be living and return home, % of 
proceeds to him as an annuity for life and other y^ to return to my 
estate. All other real estate to be sold, and proceeds applied to the 
"execution of this my will". Any residue of estate to Grace Denise, 
Mary Reading, Kitty White, Susan Hough, Amy Provost, Sarah 
Stockton. Cornelia Earl. James H. Hamilton, Henry Beekman. or 
their survivors. Executors — Ercuries Beatty, Elijah Blackwell, 
Joseph Annin, Esq. and they are each to have $150. Witnesses — 
Samuel Scott. Isaac Horner. Jr., John E. Horner. Proved Nov. 8, 
1816, before Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. 

1816, Nov. 20. Inventory, $20,273.98; made by John G. Nevius, 
Isaac Horner, Jr., wherein testator is called "late of Princeton in 



192 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

County of Somerset". Includes "watches & jewelry" @ $152.00, Pew 
in the Church, farming utensils. 

1830, Apr. 29. Proved before James Campbell, Surrogate of New 
York County, New York. File 1679 R. 

1813, Sept. 29. Harrison, Joseph, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Two sisters, Eunice and Mary, all personal estate; also lots of 
land [description given] adjoining Nathaniel Harrison, Abial Harri- 
son, and a lot adjoining on the brook which separates my land from 
Isaac Pierson and James Reynolds and Zenas Baldwin. Rest of lands 
to brother, Abiel, and sisters, Abigail, Patty, Eunice and Mary. Ex- 
ecutrices — sisters, Eunice*, and Mary*. Witnesses — Isaac Pierson, 
Joseph Munn, Jr., Ichabod Harrison. Proved Sept. 18, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 19. Inventory, $469.00; made by Daniel Condit, Jr., 
Joseph Munn. Sworn to Feb. 5, 1818, by Eunice Harrison*. 

File 11052 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, May 10. Ilarrowwood, Rachel*, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. After debts are paid, to Phebe W. Miller, and 
Letitia R. Miller (children of Isaac Miller), 1 bell mettle skillet, 
linen wheel, pair silver shoe buckles marked "H.B." and a small 
Windsor chair. Any residue to Gustavis Lesle. Executor — friend, 
Samuel Tomlinson. Witnesses — James B. Hunt, Sarah Murphy. 
Proved June 1, 1816. File 1788 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Feb. 14. Hart, Adam, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Charity, $800; household goods as she chooses, all in lieu 
of dower. Two sons, Samuel and Joseph, all residue of estate, 
equally. The farm on which I live to be sold. Executors — 2 brothers, 
Asa Hart, Amos Hart. Witnesses — George Muirhead, John Wilson, 
Theophilus Titus. Proved Feb. 28, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 27. Inventory. $1,226.29; made by George Muirhead, 
James Stevenson. File 2873 J. 

1817, Jan. 30. Hart, Andrew, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, .?600, bed and bedding, 6 chairs, and furni- 
ture for 2 rooms and other household privileges; maintenance for 
life. Son, Asa, the plantation whereon he lives, $120. Son, Amos, 
the plantation whereon he lives, he paying $300. Son, Abner, the 
plantation where I live (except the part bought of George Ege), he 
paying $300 and providing firewood for his mother. Son, Adam, 
plantation whereon he lives, he paying $200. Daughters, Hannah 
Robbins, Mary Stout, Sarah Hart, Rebeckah Hart, each $1,000. The 
land whereon Job Robins lives (bought of George Ege), and residue 
of personal estate to be sold. Two grandsons, Andrew and Asa 
Robins, my wearing apparel. Grandson, Andrew Hart (son of Abner), 
my desk. Grandson, Samuel Hart (son of Adam), gun. Executors — 
2 sons, Asa and Amos. AVitnesses — George Muirhead, James Steven- 
son, Jacob Boss.' Proved Feb. 19, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 18. Inventory, $4,043.65; made by George Muirhead, 
James Stevenson. Includes list of names in accounts. File 2874 J. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILI^S 1814-1817 I93 

1809, Apr. 13. Hart, Anne, of Burling-ton City and Co., widow; will 
of. Friend, Rev. Dr. William Roger, of Philadelphia, $500. Son, 
William Roger Hart, all residue of all estate, and in case of his 
death without issue, same to my grandson, James Clark, Jr., living 
on Edisto Island, South Carolina, and to my granddaughter, Sarah 
Grimball Clark, his sister (children of my dec'd daughter, Sarah 
Clark), and to each of said grandchildren, $1,000. Also in case of 
death of my son, I give $1,000 instead of $500 to said friend. Rev. Dr. 
William Roger. Executors — son, William Roger Hart and said friend. 
Dr. William Roger. Witnesses — Thomas Jones, Samuel Tucker, Seth 
Smith. Proved Feb. 19, 1814, when William Roger signed as Ex- 
ecutor. File 12736 C. 

ISie, Juae 13. Hart, Jolia, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, 12 silver teaspoons, sugar tongs, bureau, 
3 beds and bedding, 6 chairs, 2 tables, 2 looking glasses, stand, and- 
irons, shovel and tongs, 2 trunks, 1 chest, copper tea kettle, frying 
pan, iron pot, gridiron, toaster, smoothing irons, 6 cups and saucers, 
fi coffee cups and saucers, coffee and tea pots, sugar bowl and cream 
cup; also 1 cow. Nephew, Jacob (son of my brother, Ebenezer Hart), 
my sword. Niece, Margaret Hart (daughter of same), $25. All de- 
mands against 2 brothers, Ebenezer and John, to be cancelled. My 
farm of 150 acres adjoining Thomas Matthews to be sold. After 
debts are paid, residue to wife. The Tavern House at Colts Neck 
which I now occupy, to be leased and 40 acres of ■woodland near 
Colts Neck to be leased until nephew, John Hart (son of John) is 21, 
when it is to be sold, paying out of proceeds to said John, £50 and 
to my brother, Ebenezer, £100. Residue to wife, Margaret, brothers, 
Naphtilla Hart, John Hart, two sisters, Rebecca White and Catherine 
Knott. Executors — wife, Margaret, Jacob Butcher, Joseph Phillips. 
Witnesses — Jacob Butcher, William H. Bennett, John Van Mater. 
Proved Oct. 28, 1816, vv^hen Jacob Butcher signed as Executor. 

1816, July 31. Inventory, $3,308.09; made by Joseph Vanderveer, 
John Stoutenborough. Includes a sword. 

, , — . Inventory of estate left unadministered by Jacob 

Butcher, Adm'r, pendente lite, $3,340.75; made by Jacob Butcher. 
This inventory comprises a long list of names. Sworn to by Jacob 
Butcher,* Adm'r, Nov. 28, 1816. File 9182 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Apr. 16. Hart, Nathaniel*, of Independence Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Son, William, tract bought of Peter Snook, in Newton Twsp.; 
also tract deeded to me by Nathaniel Hunt, Sr., now occupied by Wil- 
liam Drake. Son, Nathanial, farm deeded to me by Isabel Lovel, in 
Byram Twsp., and occupied by James Sutton; also the farm I now 
live on, for life, and after his death to his sons and daughters, 
equally; also woodland bought of John Cooper. Grandson, Nathaniel 
(son of Nathaniel), 40 acres in Byram Twsp., now occupied by Samuel 
Smith and bought of John Cooper. Any residue of lands, with per- 
sonal estate, to children equally. Executors — AVilliam Hart, Robert 
Thompson, Esq. Witnesses — Job Decker, James Reeves, Lydia Hart, 
Elizabeth B. Willson. Proved May 6, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 13. Inventory, $5,822.19; made by Archibald Ayers, Rob- 
ert W. Rutherford. Includes long list of names in accounts. 

File 1499 S. 

* Signed by mark. 



194 NEW JERSEY post-revoeutionary documents 

1815, Dee. 25. Hart, Samuel, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $329.50; made by John Welling, Jr., Richard Hunt, Jr. 
Sworn to by Elias Hart, Adm'r, Dec. 26, 1815. File 2744 J. 

1817, Apr. 1. Harte, Joseph, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. All real and personal estate to be sold. Wife [unnamed], 
to have all the goods she brought to me; interest of $800 during 
widowhood in lieu of dower. Mother, bed and bedding, furniture for 
one room during life; also V2 the articles in the cupboard in east 
room and V2 furniture in house; also maintenance for life. Interest 
of all estate for maintenance of my children [unnamed]. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Hart, silver tablespoon marked "I S H"; also % the un- 
sold real estate when 21 and V2 of personal estate. Son, Joseph Holt 
Hart, other % of real and personal estate when 21. Executors — 
Joseph Hoff (son of Andrew), Isaac Welling (son of John). Wit- 
nesses — Asher Gray, John Primmer, Asher R. Hart. 

1817, Apr. 4. Codicil. To faithful friend John Boyd who was 
brought up in my home, my best wearing apparel. Witnesses — 
Asher Gray, Asher R. Hart. Proved Apr. 9, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 8. Inventory, $1, 572.061/^; made by Asher Gray, John 
Primmer. File 2875 J. 

1814, Feb. 8. Hartley, James, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
tanner; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, rents and profits of all lands, and 
interest of personal estate until son, Thomas Is 21, she educating 
all my children thereout. Son, Thomas (when 21), to have lands in 
Waterford whereon I live; meadow land in Camden; also land in 
Northern Liberties, City of Philadelphia. Daughters, Sarah and 
Elizabeth (after son, Thomas, is 21), house and lot and tanyard in 
Haddonfleld (now in occupancy of John Forman); woodland (13 
acres) in Gloucester Twsp. adjoining Isaac Burroughs and others; 
also rents and profits of 3 lots in Camden. If either of said children 
should die before age and without issue, survivors to have his share. 
Each of said daughters also to have $300 at 21, or at marriage. Wife 
also to have $1,000 and furniture for two rooms, in lieu of dower 
(w^hen Thomas is 21), and use of two rooms during widowhood. All 
residue to three children. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and brother- 
in-law, Thomas Bispham. Witnesses — Thomas Stevenson, Abraham 
Johnson, Jr., Thomas Redman, Jr. Proved Mar. 16, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 15. Inventory, $2,454.44; made by Thomas Stevenson, 
William Roberts, Jr. File 2998 H. 

1814, May 3. Hartley, Samuel, of Salem Co. Ward. "By virtue of 
a law entitled, 'An act, relative to the Surrogate's Office, of Salem 
Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814.' Letters of Guardianship were issued on 
3rd day of May same year, unto Andrew Miller, Guardian of the per- 
son and estate of Samuel Hartley, child of Thomas Hartley, late of 
Salem Co., dec'd, to take effect from Oct. 2, 1793, he having first 
given security." Lib. 40, p. 548. 

[Not listed in Index of Wills, no paper on file.] 

181C, Apr. la. Ilartman, John, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,166.35; made by Laurence Webster, Daniel 
Wills. Sworn to by Samuel, and Caleb Hartman, Adm'rs, Apr. 19, 
1816. File 12873 C. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WII^LS 1814-1817 I95 

, . — . Hartogrh, Elizabeth*, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somer- 
set Co.; will of. Sister-in-law, Naomi (wife of my brother, Frederick 
Hartogh), spinning- wheel, and to their daughter Elizabeth, my 
cupboard, bed and V2 of bedding. Sister, Mary Prost (wife of Chris- 
topher Prost, of Lake Country, N. Y.) my silk gown, silk cardinal 
and V2 of bedding. To Isaac Spader, my chest. Out of any residue, 
after debts are paid, $25 to said Isaac Spader, and the rest to said 
niece, Elizabeth, and sister, Mary. Executors — friends, John J. 
Schenk, (Gilbert B. Taylor. "Witnesses — Mary Spader, William Spader, 
Peter D. Vroom. Proved Dec. 20, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 19. Inventory, $779.70%; made by Peter D. Vroom, 
Abraham Spader. File 1623 R. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Jan. 8. Hartshorne, Margaret, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Niece, Elizabeth (daughter of my dec'd brother, Thomas 
Hartshorne), wearing apparel, silver tankard. Niece, Sarah, Jr., 
(daughter of said Thomas), turtle shell box, silver chain, silver 
buckles, table linens. Niece, Mary (daughter of said Thomas), 6 
large silver tablespoons, walnut breakfast table. Niece, Margaret 
(daughter of same), $400 for her education, bed and bedding, looking 
glass, gold buttons, 6 silver teaspoons. To each of my nephews, 
William Biles Hartshorne, John Hartshorne, Richard Hartshorne, 
and Robert Hartshorne (all sons of said Thomas), 6 large silver 
tablespoons marked w^ith my initials and theirs: "M. H." — "W. B. H." 
and so on. Also to William Biles, a large family Bible. Residue to 
nieces, Mary, Sarah, and Elizabeth. In case of death of a niece be- 
fore coming of age, her share to surviving sisters. Executors — 
nephew, William Biles Hartshorne, nieces, Elizabeth and Sarah 
Hartshorne. Witnesses — Sarah Hartshorne, Stephen Manning. Proved 
Apr. 16, 1814. File 9098 M, 

1816, Feb. 8. Hartwell, Cyrus, of Hanover, Morris Co., physician; 
will of. Wife, Catherine, all estate, real and personal, except my 
watch, which I give to my brother, Samuel Hartwell. Executors — wife, 

Catherine, and said brother, Samuel Hartwell. Witnesses — Samuel 
Cobb, John B. Cobb, Juliann Sturtevant. Proved Feb. 26, 1816, when 
Samuel Hartwell signed as Executor. 

1816, Feb. 22. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Thomas Van 
Hinkle, Peter Righter. File 1642 N. 

1814, Nov. 2. Hartwick, William, of Somerville Village, Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $118.13; made by Ferdinand Vanderveer, Abel 
Stewart. Sworn to by Daniel La Tourrette, Adm'r, Nov. 2, 1814. 

File 1624 R. 

1814, F'eb. 5. Harvey, Catharine, of Salem Co. Int. Inventory, 
$310.22; made by Henry Sparks, Daniel Garrison. Sworn to by 
George Oakley, Adm'r, June 1, 1815. File 3156 Q. 

1814, Apr. 8. Hatheway, Jonathan, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; 
v/ill of. Wife, Sarah, in lieu of dower and by agreement made in 
March, 1803 before our marriage, $17.50 yearly during widowhood; 
use of land lying before the door, south of the road and adjoining 
Ezekiel Howell (excepting the lot on which stands the cider mill); 
use of % of lot purchased of Isaac Lewis, dec'd; a wagon, chair and 



196 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

harness, and the mare purchased of Benjamin Holloway; use of 3 
acres of pasture; the negro man, Pomp; provisions, brass kettle, 2 
iron pots, and use of west end of house in which I live. Son, Jona- 
than, the farm on which I now live. Daugrhter, Sarah Case, $400 for 
her to divide between her children as she thinks best. I have given 
to her two sons, John Badgrley and Ichabod Badgley, $250 each when 

21. Daughter, Thankful Lamson, all notes and obligations amounting 
to $2,500, she transferring to my daughter, Sarah Case and her two 
eons, and to Abigail Tucker and Lydia Muir, their legacies; also the 
yearly sum to my widow as above said. Daughter, Abigail Tucker, 
part of my farm on which she and her husband now live; 15 acres 
on the mountain; a 15 acre mountain lot at Halls Springs; the land 
purchased of Isaac Canfleld, adjoining lands of William Lee and the 
Fairchilds; also the Lewis lot and $200. Daughter, Lydia Muir, the 
farm on which she and her husband live; two lots of woodland on 
Whatnung Mountain as purchased of Joseph Godden, Naphtali Byram; 
7 acres purchased of Isaac Campfleld; $250 and a bed and bedding. 
Daughter, Phebe, bed and bedding, chest, being unable to care for 
herself, she is to be cared for by my daughter, Abigail Tucker. At 
death of my wife, her land to be sold and proceeds divided equally 
between all children (except Phebe). Executors — my children, Ben- 
jamin Lamson, Timothy Tucker, Jonathan Hathaway. Witnesses — 
Margaret Orsburn*. Eliphalet Osborn, James Garrigues. Proved Dec. 

22, 1814. 

1814, Aug. 31. Inventory, $633.14; made by Henry Vail, Jacob 

Garrigus. Includes blacksmith tools, old iron in shop, carpenter 

tools. File 1547 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 14. H«v«ns, William*, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co.: 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, M of home farm, 2 cows, bed and bedding, 
and household goods to keep house with, for life. At her death, the 
land left to her to be divided between two sons, Schooly and Earnet, 
and rest of her property to be divided between my daughters [un- 
named]. Son, Abraham, hk part of land whereon I live and I/2 the 
lot (bought of Joseph Sharp) whereon Abraham now lives, he paying 
to Mr. Sharp Vi; the money I owe him for said land. Son, Schooly, V2 
share of the home farm and V2 of above lot, he paying the other half 
of what I owe on land; also a two-year old colt, saddle and bridle; 
also moveable property, and when girls come to 18, he is to provide 
each with a cow and a bed and bedding, 3 sheep; maintaining and 
educating two youngest children, Patty and Phebe and my youngest 
son, Barnet and to maintain his mother comfortably. To Barnet, 1 
share of home farm which is 22^,4 acres, a horse, saddle and bridle. 
To Thomas Teasdale, Jr., and Asa Willson, trustees for the school 
house built on my land, the privilege of fetching water from the 
spring near the house for use of said school; and also the land on 
which said school stands. Executors — wife, Elizabeth*, son, Schooly. 
Witnesses — Thomas Teasdale, Jr., Chs. Backster. Proved Apr. 8, 1814. 

1814. Mar. 28. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Wilson, 
Thomas Teasdale, Jr. File 1421 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 18. Hawk, Benjamin*, of Gloucester Town and Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed], gray mare and side saddle, 2 beds and bedding, 
a cow and calf, all sheep, meats, drop leaf table, chest, all pewter 



CAI^ENDAR OF WII.LS 1814-1817 1 97 

dishes, with benefit of house and lot until youngest son is 14. Chil- 
dren of my son, Josiah, $2. Children of my son, Hezekiah, $15 when 
21, $10 to the boy and $5 to the girl, but if they should die before 21, 
money to revert to my estate for division between the three children 
of my last wife. Daughters, Susannah Duffil, Johannah Bishop, and 
Mary Day, each $2. Daughter, Elizabeth Hawk and son, Benjamin, 
all residue of personal estate. Son, John S. Hawk, house and lot 
where I live. Son, Benjamin (by my first wife), 5 shillings if he 
ever returns to demand the same. Executor — Josiah Heritage. Wit- 
nesses — John Donn, Bartholomew Carter, Jeremiah Carter. Proved 
June 21, 1814. 

1814, June 23. Inventory, $225.37; made by John Donn, Bartholo- 
mew Carter. Includes a weaver's loom. File 2999 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, JaH. 30. Hayden, Barney, of Bergen Twsp., and Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $732.22; made by Morris Crane, Matthias Miller. Sworn to 
by Jeremiah D. Hayden, Adm'r, Jan. 31, 1815. File 3S70 B. 

1814, Oct. 24, Haytlock,. John, of Bridge Town, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Moveable and real estate to be sold, and debts paid. Interest of 
residue for maintenance and education of my children [unnamed]. 
Executors — Hugh Laing, Joseph Sbotwell, Jr., who are to apportion 
money between said children as they think proper. Witnesses — 
David Dunham, Jr., John H. Brown, Margaret Haydock. Proved 
June 14, 1816. File 10591 L. 

1815, May 30. Hayes, Rachel*, of Essex Co.; will of. To Mary Pike 
(daughter of my sister, Abigail), my bed and bedding, linen, little 
wheel. Sister, Abigail, watch, and share in the Bank of Newark; 
use of all money at interest, and at her death, same to her daughter, 
Lydia; also my wearing apparel. Out of money at interest, I re- 
serve the note against Moses N. Combs, which I give to my sister, 
Mary, his wife. Executor — David Hayes. Witnesses — Samuel Hayes, 
James Canfleld. Dorcas Roberts. Proved June 17, 1815, before Th. T. 
Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. File 10911 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. ». Hays, Thontas, of Bloomfleld Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $238.12%; made by Isaac Dodd, Nehemiah Baldwin. In- 
cludes gun, bayonet and box; also quarry tools. Sworn to by Enos- 
Ward, Adm'^r, Jan. 17, 1815. File 10912 G. 

1815, «>ct. 4. Mmailittr "WilKaan, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will oif. Debts to be paid. Son, Robert, 40 acres now in his occupa- 
tion, adjoining Robert C. Thomson, and John P. Smith, William 
Fritts [description given}; also $50 and at his death,, said land to his 
brother and sisters, equally. Three grandchildren (1 son and 2 
d'aughters of my dec'd son, William), 2 lots containing 75 acres as 
purchased of Richard Lacey aiid Guygert Carmer, in Dryden Twsp., 
Cayuga Co., New York State, their mother, Rachel Hazlitt, to have 
use of said land for maintenance of said children until they are of 
age. Daughter, Sarah Hazlitt (now Styres), 50^ acres, adjoinrng 
abovesaid land now in occupation of her husband, Henry Styres, and 
at her death to her heirs. Granddaughter, Hannah Solon (no"W 
Wickoff), $30. Residue of estate to son and 6 daughters-, James, 



198 NKW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Mary Lane, Elizabeth AVrlght, Ann Frltts, Hannah Thomson, Mar- 
garet Lane and Martha Lane. Rest of lands to be sold. Executors — 
son-in-law, Morris Pritts, John Apgar, William Runkle. Witnesses — 
John Aumock, Jacob McKinney, Adam Kunkle. Proved Sept. 25, 1815. 
1816, Sept. 16. Inventory, $3,614.73; made by Jacob McKinney, 
Adam Kunkle. Includes hatter's kettles, blocks and tools. 

File 2806 J. 

1814, Aug. 10. Heard, E:]iza, of "Woodbridge Tw^sp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Mother, Mary Heard, remainder of estate, real and personal, 
to be at her disposal (after debts are paid), and at her death, residue 
to my three sisters, Phebe Van Home, Mary Heard and Sarah Heard. 
Executor — William F. Manning. Witnesses — John Freeman, Norman 
Merry, Nathaniel Manning. Proved Sept. 14, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 10. Inventory, $362.99; made by John Freeman, Samuel 
Barron. File 10470 L. 

1815, May 10. Heard, Sarah, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Granddaughter, Nancy Blackney, house and lot in Wood- 
bridge; also all household goods and V2 of wearing apparel. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Richardson, other Vz of wearing apparel: also privilege 
of letting the house remain on my land that Daniel Richardson 
moved there, and use of garden for life. Debts to be paid by Wil- 
liam Blackney. Executor — Henry Freeman. Witnesses — James T. 
Langstaff, Timothy Ross, Charles Lee. Proved June 27, 1815. 

1815, May 25. Inventory, $221.50; made by Timothy Ross, Abel 
Clarkson. Includes family Bible, lease on Sarah Heard's land in 
Woodbridge from Henry Osborne. File 10544 L. 

1815, Feb. 6. Heath, Samuel, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $214.59; made by George Opdycke, Joseph Shaw. In- 
cludes bench, cornice and m.olding planes. Sworn to by William Van 
Camp, Adm'r, Feb. 8, 1815. File 2745 J. 

1814, Apr. 8. Hedger, Benjamin, of New Mills, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Niece, Elizabeth Cranmer, my Quarto Bible. To the Baptist 
Church at New Mills, residue of books and my chests. Money to be 
at interest for support of the Gospel in said Church, but if a Meeting 
House is to be erected in New Mills, then the principal to be used 
towards such building. Executors — Samuel Jones, Thomas Swaim. 
Witnesses — William Kinsinger, Philip Johnson, Jr. Proved July 5, 
1815. 

1816, June 27. Inventory, $196.00; made by Alexander Hancock, 
Joseph Johnson. File 12815 C. 

1814, Oct. 21. Helm, Sarah*, of Bernard Twsp., Somerset Co.; will 
of. All estate to be sold and debts paid. Residue to be divided into 
5 parts. One part to each of my 4 children, Robert Helm, Margaret 
Simpson, Else Simpson, and James Helm, and the other part to 4 
eldest children of John Layton, i.e., Sally, Phebe, Fanny and John. 
Executor — friend, John Hill. Witnesses — John Annin, John Nesbitt, 
Thomas Nesbitt. Proved May 10, 1815. 

1815, May 8. Inventory, $162.62; made by John Annin, Thomas 
Whitenack. File 1638 R. 

• Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 199 

1816, Oct. 29. Helms, Benajah, of Manington Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $421.75; made by Benjamin Thompson, Howel Powell. 
Sworn to by Elizabeth Helms*, Adm'x, Aug. 19, 1817. File 3374 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Aug. 2. Hendershot, Jacob. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; 
made by Grant Fitch, Jonathan Baldwin. Includes long list of names 
in accounts. Sworn to by Peter Hendershot, John Hendershot, 
Adm'rs, Aug. 3, 1815. before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. 

File 1469 S. 

1817, Sept. 21. Hendricks, Mary*, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.: 
will of. Son, David Hendricks, all real estate; also clock and case, 
bed and bedding which he now uses. Bishop Burnet's History; $200. 
Daughter, Deborah S. Hendricks, Flavel's works; 8 silver teaspoons, 
bed and bedding; $200. Granddaughter, Sally H. Lyon (daughter of 
Richard), 1 plaid carpet. Granddaughter, Mary H. Wade (daughter 
of Nehemiah Wade), bed and bedding. Daughter, Mary Marsh, bed 
and bedding; hair trunk and carpet. Daughters, Deborah and Susan 
(wife of Nathan Townley), all carpets. To Hannah Kleinhoff a cow. 
Daughters, Mary Marsh, Phebe Wade, Susan and Deborah and my 
son, David, each $20. To grandchildren, Sarah H. Lyon, Richard 
Lyon, Moses and John Joseph Lyon (children of Richard), $20, to be 
divided equally. To grandchildren, Catharine S. Spinning, Mary F., 
and John H. Spinning (children of Jabez Spinning), $20 to be di- 
vided equally. Residue to 3 daughters, Phebe, Susan and Deborah, 
one share to children of Richard Lyon, and one share to children of 
Jabez Spinning, all as named. Executrix — daughter, Deborah S. 
Hendricks*. Witnesses — John Chetwood, Nathaniel Crane, Isaac 
Crane. Proved Oct. 24, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 21. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Jesse Woodruff, 
Nathaniel Crane. File 11053 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Jan. 25. Hendrickson, Philip, of Lawrence Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Charity, for life, use of 1 room, 2 beds and 
bedding, furniture; also maintenance and interest of $500 for life, all 
in lieu of dower. 4 daughters, Martha White (wife of James White), 
Mercy (widow of William Baker), Johanna (widow of Joseph 
Brearley), and Rebecca (wife of Roswell Howe), each $600 or to their 
children. V2 of residue of personal and of real estate to son, Wil- 
liam, and to Israel Hendrickson in trust for my son, Richard, during 
his life and at his death, the principal to his issue or next of kin. 
Executors — 2 sons, Richard and William. Witnesses — Ebenezer P. 
Rose, V/illiam Closson, Charles Ewing. Proved Dec. 26, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 22. Inventory, $5,378.51; made by George Brearley, Wil- 
liam Closson. File 2876 J. 

1814, May 24. Hendrixson, Jones*, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rachel, 2 cows, 10 ewes, 3 beds and 
bedding, 4 hogs, grains, poultry, crockery, the silver spoons, 2 tables, 
looking glass, andirons, shovel and tongs. Son, Eli, all lands 
whereon I live, subject to be leased for 21 years after my decease 
for payments of my debts. If he should die before expiration of 
said lease, property to descend to son, Israel, and in case of his 
death, to son, Andrew. Daughter, Rebecca, $1200, when 18. Children, 



200 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Sarah Ann, Israel, Andrew and Mary, each $600 when 21. Bxeciitora — • 
friends, Nathan Folwell, Charles Lock. Nathan Folwell to be guard- 
ian of my children and in ease of his death, Cliarles Lock to serve 
as such. Witnesses — Samuel Cooper, Samuel Lock, Mesheek Fish. 
Proved June 22, 1814. 

1814, June 6. Inventory, $2,331.96; made by James Pancoast, 
Mesheek Fish. File 3000 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Sept. 15». Henry, John, Sr.*, of Knowlton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Debts to be paid. To George and Harmanus (sons of my brother, 
George Henry), all real and personal estate. My slaves to be freed 
after my death. Executors — John Walker, Gershom Bartow. AVit- 
nesses — Samuel Brugler, John Denee, Sarah Denee (named as 
"Denner"). Proved May 17, 1817. 

1816, Dee. 10. Inventory, $226.11; made by Samuel Diltz, Elijah 
Pierson. Sworn to by Jacob Swisher, Adm'r pendente lite, Dee. 14, 
1816. File 158& S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 11. Herbert, James, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, James (eldest), homestead farm lying east and north 
of Manalapan Brook, with all its appurtenances on condition that 
he pay to my son. William, $1,000. Son, William, to have the farm 
and appurtenances whereon he now lives on west side of Manalapan 
Brook, bought of Matthias Rue (my half-brother). Youngest son, 
Daniel, the farm and appurtenances whereon my son, James, now 
lives, bought of Samuel Buckelew. Daughters, Mary Walton, Eliza- 
beth Thompson, Margaret Ker and Ellen Conover, each, $500. The 
interest only of shares to Mary, Elizabeth and Margaret, and not to 
their husbands. Ellen or her husband may have her share upon his 
good security. All sums to be paid my daughters upon death of 
their husbands, or in case of the deaths of said daughters, to their 
children. Executors — two sons, James Herbert and William Herbert. 
ATitnesses — Kenneth Anderson, James English, Joseph Scndder. 
Proved Nov. 12, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 12. Inventory, $3,645.31; made by John McChesney, John 
L Reed. Sworn to Apr. 25, 1815. File 9099 M. 

[James Herbert, Esq., died Nov. 7, 1814, ae. 69.11.13, and his wife, 
Elizabeth Herbert, died Oct. 30, 1813, ae. 72.9.9. Both are buried in 
Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, N. J. Elizabeth was the daughter 
of William Covenhoven and his wife, Elizabeth "Van Cleaf, and was 
born Jan. 21, 1741 and baptised Apr. 12, 1741 at Old Brick Church, 
Wickatunk, N. J. James and Elizabeth Herbert had 7 children: 
James, William, Daniel, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth and Ellen. Two 
of these, James and Ellen were baptised at Old Tennent Church. 
William and another son, Isaac were baptised at Old Briek Church. 
Compiler's note.] 

1813, Feb. 1«. Heritage, Benjamin, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Priseilla, my lodging room during life; also bed 
and bedding, case of drawers and other furnishings for one room; 1 
cow; also household privileges, and maintenance for one year; also 
$800, all in lieu of dower. Son, Benjamin all plantation whereon he 
lives purchased of John Blackwood, Sheriff, and part of Samuel 
Ogden, he paying $14 yearly to his mother for life. Son, Ephraim, 



CAI^ENDAR OF WIIXS 1814-1817 20I 

?16, he having been heretofore provided for. Son. Stephen, $16, hav- 
ing- been heretofore provided for. Son, Samuel, $1,600, to be paid by 
my son, Josiah, but if Samuel never returns to receive same, it shall 
belong- to said Josiah. Son, Josiah, to have all remainder of real 
estate, i.e., the plantation whereon I live, the land on Mantua Creek, 
two lots cedar swamp on Squancum Branch, and 2 lots of cedar 
swainp on Scotland Branch, he paying $60 yearly to his mother for 
life. Daughter, Elizabeth Leonard, $S50; also all the goods pur- 
chased at constables sale of William Leonard (husband of said Eliza- 
beth). Daughters, Sarah Driver, Hannah Shute, Priscilla Dilks, 
Martha Prat, each $400. Rest of personal estate to be sold and debts 
paid. Any residue to son, Josiah and 4 daughters. Bxecutors — son, 
Josiah and son-in-law, John Driver, and if either should die, I ap- 
point my son-in-law, Andrew Dilks in place thereof. Witnesses — 
John Porch, Jesse Leonard, Isaac Morgan. Proved Apr. 1, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 4. Inventory, §6,404.03; made by Joseph Clark, James 
Matlack. Includes V2 of sundry goods and chattels which belonged 
to dec'd and his son, Josiah, in partnership. File 3041 H. 

1815, Xov. 27. Heritage, John, of Gloucester Town and Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Wife, Susannah, residue of all real and personal 
estate for her disposal. Son, Joseph, 100 acres purchased of Richard 
Masn. Daughter, Ann Redfield, house and 1 acre where Abraham 
Pov/ell nov/ lives on the old Salem Road, and at her death, to her 
son, John Redfield, he paying to his brothers, William, Samuel and 
Beland Redfield, each $40 as they become 21. In case of his death 
leaviiig no issue, same to said 3 brothers equally. Son, Samuel, house 
and lot on old Salem Road, adjoining Samuel W. Harrison, John 
Brick and that devised to Ann. Daughter, Prissllla (wife of Ed- 
ward Watson), house and lot where I dwell and at her death to her 
2. children "Daniel and Susannah Ridge". T-\vo grandchildren, Ed- 
ward and Ann Watson, each $26.60 when of age; but if both die 
under age, the said amount to the child with v/hich Prissila is now 
pregnant. To 5 chandchildren [unnamed] (children of Joseph 
Heritage), each $8, to be paid to their mother. Executors — wife, 
Susannah*, and son, Samuel, and son-in-law, Edward Watson. Wit- 
nesses — Micajah Clement, Joseph Hugg, Arthur Powell. Proved Oct. 
6, 1817. 

1817, Oct. — . Inventory, $953.07; made by Samuel Brick, Isaac 
Browning. Affirmed Jan. 16, 1818. File 3138 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Apr. 19. Heritage, Judah, of Green^vich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Richard, $200 when my son, Mark is 21, or at that 
time, if he should die before 21. Son, Jonas, $10. To Mary Blake 
(daughter of my son, Jones Heritage), $50. To Joseph, George and 
Jonas (sons of my son, Jonas), each $50. To Joseph (son of my son, 
Joseph), $50, when 21. Mary Earick (daughter of my son, David), 
$50. Daughter, Hannah Sims, $100. Granddaughter, Amy Heritage 
(daughter of my son, Elijah), 3 silver tablespoons, 6 silver teaspoons. 
"Whereas my son, Jonas took a boat load of wood belonging to Ben- 
jamin Allen to Philadelphia and sold it and has been absent s-ince, 
and said Allen never got his money, therefore said Allen to have 
$10K) out of personal estate in one year, if he has not had the money 
by then^'. The Executors of ray brother, Benjamin Heritage to be 
paid a quarter of beef which said son, Jonas, never paid for. Son, 



202 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

John, to have V; part of real estate. Son, Judah, Vr thereof. Son, 
Elijah, % of real estate. Son, Amos, V; of real estate, and 3 silver 
tablespoons. Son, Ely, I/7 of real estate. Son, Mark, 1/7 of real estate, 
they making up any deficit in personal estate toward paying debts, 
and to divide any residue between them. Son, Elijah, to have use 
and possession of said real estate until Mark is 21 and to pay $200 
a year as rent; also his share of same is to include the house I now 
live in. Executors — 2 sons, John and Elijah. Witnesses — John 
Tharp*, Sarah Tharp, Thomas Bee. Proved Mar. 18, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 9. Inventory, $1,654.57; made by Elisha Chew, Thomas 
Bee. File 3093 II. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 13. Hetzel, Jacob, of Walpack Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $566.01; made by Ira Fuller, Roland Bell. Includes clock- 
maker's tools, blacksmith's tools. Sworn to by Michael Hetzel, 
Adm'r, Aug. 17, 1814. File 1422 S. 

1813, Oct. 13. Heward, Joseph, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Sons, Benjamin and John, my grist mill, the land under water, 
and appurtenances, jointly. To Benjamin, the upland and improve- 
ments thereon to the north of the road leading to Richard Parker's 
and east of the road leading to Pennytown. To son, John, all land 
and swamp adjoining the saw mill (except one acre), south of the 
road leading to the aforesaid Parker's; also 100 acres in Broadneck, 
adjoining Zeba Ray and Abijah Parvin. Grandson, Isaac He\vard, 
my saw mill and 1 acre, adjoining it, together with house and lot at 
end of the lane, and l^^ acres of cedar swamp bought in partner- 
ship with Jacob Shull of Peter Jones and Hannah Ladd. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Newkirlv, plantation where she formerly lived; also the 
swamp, from Widow Wick's line, bought of Thomas Denny and 
Elizabeth Hoffman; with all personal property of mine, now in her 
possession, and at her death, all of lands to her five sons, Joseph, 
Isaac, Abraham, Benjamin and John. To Ruth, widow of my son, 
Ephraim, the plantation bought of James Jones and V2 of the adjoin- 
ing cedar swamp, during life, after which to her two daughters, 
Elizabeth and Lydia; also all my personal estate, after my debts are 
paid. To Isaac Clark, use of place whereon he now lives until his 
son, John, is 21, at which time said property to his sons, John and 
Joshua. If either of them should die before 21, Vz of such share to 
my grandson, Solomon Dubois. Also to said grandson, Solomon, lot 
of land on north side of road leading to Parker's and west of the 
road to Pennytown; also a piece in foot of Green Swamp, adjoining 
Daniel and Matthias Richman, and the Prince Maurice River. Ex- 
ecutors — two sons, Benjamin and John. Witnesses — Samuel Nelson, 
Jacob Wick, Samuel Elwell, Jr. Proved Oct. 7, 1814. 

1814, Oct. 14. Inventory, $407.04; made by John Mayhew, Jacob 
Wick. Sworn to May 3, 1816, by Benjamin Heward as "acting ex- 
ecutor". File 3076 Q. 

1815, Dec. 21. Hewitt, Isaac*, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, De- 
borah, residue of personal estate after debts are paid. Executors — 
wife, Deborah, friend, Israel Townsend. Witnesses — Roger Wales, 
Eli Teal, Matthew Hand, Jr. Proved Jan. 2, 1816, when Deborah 
Hewit signed as Executrix. 



cale;ndar of wills — 1814-1817 203 

1816, Jan. 2. Renunciation by Israel Townsend. 

1816, Jan. 8. Inventory, $321.93; made by Spicer Hughes, Eli Teal. 

File 911 E. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Aug. 2. Hick, John R., of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,038.45 "being Yz the store goods", a total of $1,837.71; 
made by John Hopper, John Debaun. Includes musket, pistol, 
bayonet, sword and belt. Sworn to by Rachel Hicks*, Adm'x, Oct. 
10, 1817. File 3734 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Sept. 26. Hickman, Margaret, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. To Sarah (wife of John English), of Philadel- 
phia, all real estate. To Margaret (daughter of John and Sarah 
English), 1 gold ring, 1 coverlid. To Rebecca (daughter of same), 
3 silver teaspoons. To Lettisha Mullen, $14, when 18, provided the 
indentures be cancelled clearing my estate of her other freedoms; 
also a piece now at the weaver's, to be made up at her expense. 
Residue, including wearing apparel to Sarah English and her hus- 
band. Executor — friend, Thomas Murphey. Witnesses — John Herley*. 
James H. Biddle, Ezekiel Collins. Proved Apr. 11, 1815. File 3158 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Alls'. 25. Hickman, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Int. Inventory, 
$84.00; made by Job Brown, Randall Sparks. Consists entirely of 
one item: "cash in hands of John Rambo". Sworn to by Joseph 
Whitecar, Adm'r, Aug. 25, 1815. File 3042 H. 

1809, Nov. 4. Hider, John, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, all household goods and stock that she brought; a horse, 
2 cows, 3 shoats, provisions; $20 yearly for life, all in lieu of dower. 
Son, Isaac, V2 of plantation on which I live and cedar swamp; also 
Bible, 1/2 of wearing apparel. Son, John, dwelling house, barn and 
rest of plantation, and other lands; also "his mother's Bible", silver 
watch and other V2 of wearing apparel. Negroes to be set free. Four 
daughters, Hannah Ellis (and her child), Sarah Sparks, Margaret 
Walker, and Charity Hider, all moveable estate after debts are paid. 
Sums advanced them to be part of their shares. Executors — sons, 
Isaac and John. Witnesses — Ephraim S. Cheesman, Joseph S. Chees- 
man, Joseph Hedger. 

1815, Oct. 13. Codicil. Money for which I am bound to Joseph 
Cooper to come out of Isaac's share. Son, John, a bed and bedding. 
To wife also the wagon now built by Randall W. Morgan "for her 
to go to the Back Countries in", and to remain her property. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac S. Collins, Amy Collins, Deborah Morgan. Proved Feb. 
26. 1817. 

1817, Feb. 25. Inventory, $2,251.25; made by John Marshall, An- 
thony Warrick. File 3137 H. 

1812, Sept. 15. Higrgins, Jonathan, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Son, Gediah, the plantation whereon he lives; also £300. 
Son, Jonathan, the plantation whereon he lives; also £300. Son, 
Nathaniel, the plantation whereon he lives; also £300. Daughter, 
Patty Covenhoven (widow of John Covenhoven), the plantation 
"whereof I have rented as [or] left this spring", during her life; 



204 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

also £50 and after her death said farm to grandsons, Jonathan H. 
and Isaac B. Covenhoven. Grandson, Jonathan R. Higgins, £100; 
also one horse now in his possession. Granddaughter, Anna Bishop, 
£20. Granddaughter, Hannah Kuhle, £15. To Sarah Higgins, £15. 
Granddaughter, Catharine Covenhoven (daughter of John), £20. 
Granddaughter, Mary Higgins (daughter of Nathaniel), £20. Grand- 
daughters, Elizabeth and Nancy Higgins (daughters of Nathaniel), 
each £10 when of age. Also to son, Jonathan, lot of land in Northum- 
berland Co., Pennsylvania. To Britton Higgins, a negro boy, named 
Ben. All legacies to be paid out of moveable estate. Any residue 
thereof to be divided between three sons and daughter. Executors — 
sons, Judiah and Nathaniel. Witnesses — Jacob Dilts, Henry Gulick, 
Thomas Stout. 

1812, Sept. 16. Codicil. Grandson, Jonathan R. Higgins, to share 
equally with sons and daughter in the overplus of moveable estate. 
Witnesses — same. Proved Jan. 19, 1815. 

1815, Jan. 15. Inventory, $9,097.74; made by John Lequear, Charles 
Bartolette. File 2746 J. 

ISlTr A«K> li>' Uildebrand, Frederick, of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Acsay, % of all estate real and personal for life 
and after her death, to my son, Henry. The other i^ thereof to said 
son, Henry. Executor — friend, William Runkle. Witnesses — Thomas 
Bcwliby, Jr., John Ball, Peter Weller. Proved Sept. 24, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 24. Inventory, $1,828.18; made by John Strader, Peter 
Weller. File 1523 S. 

1815, Feb. 16. Hildreth, Joseph, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Anne, % of plantation whereon I now live as purchased of Savage 
Stillwell; 1 room in house and use of out houses, for life; also % of 
personal estate for maintenance and education of children. Son, 
Stillwell, % of land and marsh purchased of Savage Stillwell where 
I now live; also Vz of cedar swamp in the Middle Twsp., as purchased 
of Matthew W^hillden. Son, Joseph, other Vz of tracts as aforesaid. 
If either should die under age, leaving no issue, survivor to have 
whole, and if both should so die, said lands to be equally divided 
between three daughters, Roxanna Hildreth, Sophia Stillwell Hildreth 
and Julian H. Hildreth. They are also to have g-oods, lands and 
cedar ^wamp, and if either should die before 18, leaving no issue, 
surviving sisters to have her share. Daughter, Lydia (widow of 
Thomas Holmes), $10. Residue of personal estate to three first 
named daughters. Executors — wife, Anne, and brother-in-law, Mat- 
thew AVhillden, Esq. Witnesses — George Norton, George No-rton, Jr., 
Cresse Townsend. Proved May 11, 1815. 

1815, June 15, IG. Inventory, $5,983.23; made by Robert Edmund, 
Cresse Townsend. File 896 E. 

1814, May 23. Hiler, Nickolas I., of Pequanock Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $377.56; made by Abraham Hyler, John Blowers*. 
Sworn to by Elizabeth Hiler*, Jacob Hiler, Adm'rs (excepting notes 
of $155 against Nickolas Romaine omitted from Inventory), May 24, 
l^l*. File 1548 N. 

• Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 205 

ISir., Apr. 2. IIIH, James, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
■"being aged"; will of. Vv^fe, Martha, $800; also all beds and bedding 
that she brought to me, V2 the linens she has made while living with 
me; also use of my case of drawers, 3 Windsor chairs, for life; also 
room in house and firewood and privilege of boarding with Samuel 
if she chooses but if she chooses to ke«p her own table, Samuel is 
to provide for her to th« amount of $25 annually. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Titus, $600, also the warming pan that was her mother's. 
Daughter, Mary Townson, $200. Grandson, James R. Townson, $50 
when 21. Son, Benjamin, $500. Son, Samuel, residue of all estate, 
he paying debts and legacies. Daughter, Rachel Hill, single woman, 
$600 when married and to have interest thereof until married; also 
V2 the linens made since my last wife came to me; also Vs the bed- 
ding and the furniture which her mother (my second wife), brought 
to me; also the bureau now in her possession, 6 spoons, 6 chairs, all 
in use In my house; also 2 iron pots, my best bed and the best 
trammel in the kitchen, 1 common chair wiih cloth bottom which was 
her mother's; also the case of drawers, after my wife's death, and 
dining table, card table, field bedstead and 3 Windsor chairs. If said 
Rachel should die leaving no issue, all of said bequests to be divided 
between my other children or their heirs. Executors — L.evi Knowles, 
Esq., Samuel Hill, Joseph Boss. Witnesses — Chas. H. Boss, John 
Hoff, Elizabeth Milles. Proved May 2, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 21. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Knowles, 
John Hoff. File 2747 J. 

1814, Sept. 10. Hill, Jonathan, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by James Vankirk, John Dils, Jr.* In- 
cludes large Family Bible. Sworn to by John Bescherer, Adm'r, Nov. 
24, 1814. File 1498 S. 

* Did not sign. 

1813, Aug' 11. Hill, William, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, interest of H of residue, 1 cow, bed and 
bedding. Rest of estate, real and personal, to remain in possession 
of said wife and Margaret, Jane and Rebecca, my daughters, for one 
year, after which ali of same to be sold. Son, John, $20, he having 
been provided for. Son, Thomas, to have interest of $400; but if 
executors find he conducts himself with prudence, they may buy 
landed property and put him in possession thereof. If he should 
die without issue, his portion to my surviving children and then to 
their lawful issue. To grandchildren, Margaret, Elizabeth, Cathren, 
Mary and Rebecca Hill (daughters of my dec'd son, William), each 
$10, which is all their share, he having been provided for. Daughter, 
Mary (wife of George Anderson), $300, she having been provided for. 
Residue to 3 daughters, Margaret, Jane, and Rebecca, equally when 
21, or married. Share of any daughter, who may die underage, 
leaving no issue, to be equally divided between wife and other 
daughters. Executors — Lot Southard, James Cross, they to be 
guardians of minor children. Witnesses — ^John Heath, John Morton, 
George Forsyeth. Proved Aug 28, 1815. 

1815, Aug. 24. Inventory, $1,797.29; made by Edward Lewis, John 
Heath. Includes 2 large Bibles and several names in accounts. 

File 1639 R. 



206 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, July 21. Hilliard, Joseph*, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Brother, Abraham Hilliard, tract on road from Haddon- 
field to Longacoming (formerly my father's). If my brother, Abra- 
ham, should have a son, I wish him to be called Joseph and he will 
be heir to said tract at Abraham's death. Abraham also to have my 
sawmill and its appurtenances; also all personal estate. Rest of the 
tract on other side of the road to Mary (wife of my said brother, 
Abraham). Executors — brother, Abraham and his wife, Mary. Wit- 
nesses — John Ffirth, William Peirce, Thomas Bates. 

1815, Dec. 31. Hillyard, Joseph*, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co.; 
will of. To Mary C. Hillyard, all land on east side of road to Had- 
donfield (being tract where my father formerly lived); also re- 
mainder of said plantation to said Mary, for life; also the saw mill 
and profits thereof for life. To Eliza Hillyard and Mary Hillyard 
(daughters of my brother Abraham and the aforesaid Mary C. Hill- 
yard), the saw mill and its appurtenances after death of their 
mother; also to them or their survivor, the part of plantation after 
death of their mother; but if both should die before 21, leaving no 
issue, said premises to trustees of Methodist Church at the North 
Branch of Great Timber Creek for benefit of preachers and to keep 
building in repair. Executrix — my trusty friend, Mary C. Hillyard. 
Witnesses — John Ffirth, Jeremiah Roberts, John J. Ffirth. Proved 
Apr. 29, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 16. Caveat by James Cheesman. Testimony includes 
statement of John Ffirth that he wrote the will at request of testator, 
etc.; also that testator died about six weeks after the writing thereof 
which was published 31st December, 1815. Statement of John J. 
Ffirth called John Ffirth his father. Statement of Dr. Bowman 
Hendry that he saw no symptoms of insanity or delirium on 31st of 
Dec. He saw him frequently; once under a delirium owing to an 
opiate being taken. Mary C. Hillyard nursed him during last ill- 
ness, he being a very helpless man. The doctor had known his 
sisters, Mrs. Cheesman and Mrs. Lippincott since children and never 
saw either of them attend him, though they might have been there, 
as Hannah lived at a short distance and Elizabeth in Philadelphia: 
the temporary insanity or delirium appeared to be due to religious 
concern, he being frequently in prayer . (during lifetime of his 
brother). Testimony of Adam Fowler, a neighbor, quoted testator 
as saying he would not leave his estate to his brother-in-law, James 
Cheeseman. Testimony of Jacob Williams mentioned children of 
his sister. Margaret (wife of John Ffirth) also testified. Testimony 
of Richard Stafford that he went to school with testator as much as 
15 years ago but that testator never learned to write or read. 
Testimony of Benjamin T. Cheesman, Esquire Clement, James 
Chester, preacher, added that testator was a cripple, that he had 
attended his class on Nov. 26, 1815 which was after the death of his 
brother, Abraham. Stated that Mr. Ludlum of Cape May, in a re- 
ligious conviction, committed suicide. Martha Bennett stated she 
knew testator when he lived at his mill with his mother who sent 
word that Joe was crazy. At this time Mary C. Hillyard came and 
took them both home. Keziah Bates said he seemed affected by the 
death of his mother. Susannah Matlack stated her husband rented 
and lived on testator's place, and she knew Mrs. Keziah Bates as 
she was connected with husband's family and had a sister, Amy 
Horner. James Perce, brother to Mary C. Hillyard, and Martha 
Peirce, sister of Mary Hillyard stated that testator's mother died at 



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home of Abraham Hillyard. Thomas Morris stated it was about the 
last of February, 1816, when testator died. 

1816, Oct. 4. Inventory, $123.75; made by Asa Van Sciver, Aaron 
Giffln. Sworn to by Mary C. Morris, late Hillyard, Executrix, Oct. 
7, 1816. File 3092 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Dec. 2. Hillman, Joseph, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Granddaughter, Amy Hillman (daughter of Samuel 
Hillman, dec'd), house and lot in Haddonfleld, late in tenure of 
Elizabeth Hillman, but, if she dies leaving no issue, said house and 
lot to granddaughter, Sarah Shivers Ellis. Grandsons, Henry and 
James Crawford, all that part of plantation called the Pifer place, 
lying on south side of the old Eggharbour Road adjoining lands of 
Ann Budd, Samuel Albertson. Grandsons, Jacob and Hillman Ellis, 
residue of said farm on north side of said road, adjoining lands of 
John Mapes and others. Rest of farm called the Scull plantation to 
my son-in-law, Levi Ellis, for one year, then to be sold and proceeds 
divided among "survivors of Levi Ellises children, except Sarah 
Shivers Ellis who is to have $100 more than either of other children 
for purpose of clothing and educating her present child". To Levi 
Ellis also cedar swamp on Murrels Branch adjoining Jacob Stokes, 
dec'd. Daughter, Elizabeth Ellis, lot near Haddonfleld on the Long- 
acoming road, adjoining Samuel Brown. Daughter, Amy Crawford, 
interest of £125 yearly for life and at her death said sum to her 
daughters, Elizabeth, Ann, Rebecca, Rachel and Isabella. My daugh- 
ter, Mary Daughten, £100. Granddaughters (children of John T. Hill- 
man), Sarah, Esther, Rebecca and Elizabeth, £100 when 18, the In- 
terest thereof to my daughter-in-law, Mary Hillman until that time. 
Son, John S. Hillman, $30; also the bond for £100. The negro woman, 
Hannah Duncan, to Levi and Elizabeth Ellis, they maintaining her 
and giving her a decent burial. Bequest to said Levi and Elizabeth 
I consider in full for my board and washing while residing in their 
family. Executors — son-in-law, Levi Ellis and friend, Joseph Middle- 
ton. Witnesses — Hugh Hatch, Rebecca Hatch, Josiah Atkinson. 
Proved Feb. 13, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 24. Inventory, $5,476,811/2; made by Jacob Middleton, 
Thomas Redman, Jr. File 3045 H. 

1815, June 20. Hillman, Joseph H., of Gloucester Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $45.00; made by Benj. T. Cheesman, Isaac Woodrow. This 
amount is a "debt due from Joab Hillman". Sworn to by John Hider, 
Adm'r, June 20, 1815. File 3044 H. 

1814, June 17. Hillman, Martha, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $504.00; made by Abel Nicholson, Isaac Ellis. 
Includes a bed in hands of Benajah Hutchinson, chairs and table for 
Abigales children, 6 sheep delivered to Isaac E. Hillman by his 
mother, bed delivered to Mary [Woolston?] by her mother. Sworn 
to by Daniel Hillman, Adm'r, Dec. 10, 1816. File 3091 H. 

1813, Feb. 27. Hillman, Samuel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Patience, all residue of estate, real and per- 
sonal (after debts and legacies are paid), in lieu of dower. Son, 
John, 15 acres, including the young orchard. Daughters, Hannah 
(wife of David Hurley), Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Saxon), Ann, 



208 NKW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Patience, Margaret, Mary Ann, and Rebecca, who are single, each 
$500. Daughter, Rachel, $700. Any book accounts against said chil- 
dren to be deducted from their shares. Executors — wife. Patience 
and son, John, ajad. son-in-law, Joseph Saxon. Witnesses — Jajnes 
Trueland, Jas. Risley, Joseph L. Risley. Proved Oct. 11, 1814, when 
Executors are Patience Hillman, John R. Hillman, Joseph Sexton. 

File 3154 Q. 

1815, Ang. 3©. Hillyard, Abrakam*, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, after debts are paid, all personal estate 
and profits of real estate until two daughters, Eliza C. Hillyard and 
Mary C. Hillyard, are 18, when said plantation of 130 acres is to be 
divided between said daughters. If they should die, same to my wife. 
Executrix — wife, Mary. Witnesses — Richard Stafford, Asa Van 
Sciver, Aaron GifRn. Proved Oct. 20, 1815. 

1815, Oct. 19. Inventory, $549.00; made by Asa Vansciver. Benj. T. 
Cheeseman. File 3043 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. 18. Hillyard, Leah, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $97.25; made by Levi Ellis, Benjamin T. Cheesman. 
Not proved. Filed June 20, 1815. File 3046 H. 

[Incorrectly indexed as Leav Hillyard.] 

1815, Mar. 7. Hillye*', Kstber, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
After debts are paid, residue of moveable property to be equally 
divided between three daughters, Mary, Anna and Sarah. Daughter, 
Mary, to have use of house and lot in Rahway during life, provided 
she does not marry, rent or let in another family. At her marriage 
or decease, said house to be sold and proceeds divided into six parts. 
One part equally to three daughters of my daughter Mary. One part 
to children of my dec'd son, Daniel. One part to children of William 
Ralph, dec'd. One part to my granddaughter, Ann Eliza Pain. One 
part to each of my daughters, Sarah and Anna. Executors — friends, 
Thomas Edgar, Robert Clarkson, Jr. Witnesses — Jonathan Squier, 
Elias Stansberry, David S. Craig. Proved Sept. 1, 1815. 

1815, Aug. 16. Inventory, $109.16; made by Isaac Stanberry, Jona- 
than Squier. File 10913 G. 

1817, Jan. 23. Hilinan, John R., of Piles Grove Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $730.57; made by Obadiah Robins, Samuel Linch. 
Sworn to by Samuel Flanagin, Adm'r, Jan. 24, 1817. File 3267 Q. 

1814, Mar. 26. Hilyard, Henry, of Upper Alloways Creek Tv.'^sp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $283.57; made by Philip Pries, George 
Hitchner. Sworn to by Henry Hilyard, Adm'r, Mar. 26, 1814. 

File 3233 Q. 

1816, Dee. 5. Hinvhman, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Deborah, % of residue, with six children, Joseph, John, Wil- 
liam Edward, Margaret, Annar (wife of Jacob King), and Sarah 
Maria, the other % equally. Daughter, Margaret, interest of $800 
until married or deceased, when said sum shall become part of 
residue. To William Wheeler and Caleb Wheeler (sons of Sarah 
Hall), each $100 when 21. Son, Joseph, all homestead farm [descrip- 
tion given], adjoining Ezra Brown, including all my lands between 



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the Turnpike and the old Parsippany road; also another tract near 
the school house [description given] on Rockaway River. There is 
a suit in Chancery Court of N. J. as to title of some of said real 
estate. Rest of real estate to be divided between other children as 
named. No division to be made thereof until younsrest child is 18 
and Joseph not to have possession until he is 21. Executors — wife, 
Deborah, son, Joseph, Henry Vail and Thomas Dibs. Witnesses — 
Sylvester D. Russell, Caleb Bohannin, William H. Hinchman. Proved 
Dec. 31, 1816, when Deborah Hinchman signed as Executrix. 

File 1643 N. 

1816, Apr. 20. Hinsdale, Elizabeth, of Newark, Essex Co., widow of 
Epaphras Hinsdale; will of. All household goods to be sold except 
such as Executors and my sisters decide to keep for my daughter, 
Emily Seymour Hinsdale. Sister-in-law, Martha Hinsdale, $400. To 
Horace Seymour Manley (nephew of my husband), $100, if he lives 
to be 21. To New Jersey Missionary Society, $100. New Jersey Bible 
Society, $50. To Theological Seminary at Princeton, $50. To Amer- 
ican Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, $50. Female 
Charity Society of Newark, $25. "Newark cent Society", $25. Sister, 
Abby Beach, $60. Interest of residue of estate for maintenance and 
education of my daughter, Emily S. Hinsdale until she marries or is 
21, at which time she is to have residue but if she dies before 21 
leaving no issue, said estate to my sisters, equally, or their issue. 
Executor — friend, David D. Crane. Proved July 23, 1817. 

1817, Aug. 10. Inventory, $5,280.05; made by Lewis Thibou, Wm. 
Tuttle. File 11054 G. 

1817, Apr. 7. Hixsoii, Nathaniel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $288.92; made by Robert Robbins, Andrew Larason. 
Sworn to by Peter W^ilson, Aaron Stout, Adm'r, May 14, 1817. 

File 2877 J. 

1816, Mar. 2. Hoagrland, Peter, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $431.20; made by David Rockafeller, Henry Rockafeller. 
Sworn to by Urias Hoagland, Albert Hoagland, Adm'rs, Mar. 4, 1816. 

File 2808 J. 

1815, Aug. 21. Hockenbury, Henry*, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Daughter, Margaret (wife of Daniel Sweasey), 
house and lot in Lebanon Twsp., where they now live, for life and at 
her death, same to be sold and proceeds divided between her children 
when of age, they having interest thereof until that time. Grandson, 
Henry Sweasey (son of said Margaret), $50 when 21. To each of my 
grandchildren (children of said Margaret), $20 as they arrive to full 
age. To my present housekeeper, Elizabeth Hunt, widow, $150. Son, 
Peter, all my homestead farm; also 20 acres woodland at the Hens- 
foot; also all residue of any estate, real or personal. Executors — 
son, Peter, and Edward Welsted. Witnesses — Benjamin E. Hunt, 
Henry H. Rodenbaugh, Herbert Rodenbaugh*. Pioved Sept. 25, 1815, 
when Peter Hocanbury signed as Executor. 

1815, Sept. 7. Inventory, $1,982.92; made by Mathias Able*, James 
Best. File 2748 J. 

* Signed by mark. 



2IO NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Feb. 13. Hockenbury, Joseph, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Joseph Force, Stephen 
Deen. Includes money in hands of Peter Hendershot, and of George 
Crammer, Herbert Hockenbury, and Peter Hockenbury. Sworn to by 
Joseph Seal, Adm'r, Feb. 14, 1815. File 2749 J. 

1814, Apr. 16. Hodgkinson, John, Sr.*, of Burlington City and Co.; 
will of. Son-in-law, John Smick, all estate, real or personal. Ex- 
ecutor — said John Smick. Witnesses — W. Lowden, Simeon Littell, 
Christian Larzelere. Proved Feb 16, 1815. File 12816 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

181G, Apr. 0. Hoff, Cornelius, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $752.60; made by John Carpenter, Daniel G. Howell. 
Includes gun and bayonet. Sworn to by Joseph Van Cleve, Adm'r, 
Apr. 11, 1816. File 2810 J. 

1804, Nov. 6. HolT, Elizabeth, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Sisters, Winefret Marshall, Lydia Young, Nancy Hart, all 
wearing apparel (except one silk gown), and all bedding. The share 
of anyone who dies without issue to survivors and their children. 
To Elizabeth (daughter of my sister, Nancy), the silk gown. 
Brother, John Hoff, bed and bedding. Executors — brother, Jacob 
Hoff, Philip Hart. Witnesses — Isaac Welling, John Willing. Proved 
Apr. 26, 1814, when Philip Hart signed as Executor. 

1814, Apr. 16. Inventory, $341.83; made by Josiah Hart, Isaac 
Welling. Pile 2666 J. 

1815, Feb. 6. Hoff, John, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $3,499.4014; made by Thomas Hoff, Benjamin Pursell. Ac- 
counts [no names given] and all items "in Co." or "in partnership". 
Sworn to by Thomas Hoff, Adm'r, Feb. 9, 1815. File 2750 J. 

1815, Nov. 10. Hogaland, William*, of South Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife. Mary, all estate for life and then to 
daughter, Margaret Applegate, and if she dies before her children 
come of age, said estate to be held in trust by son-in-law, William 
Applegate, until said children are of age. Executor — said William 
Applegate, Hannah Armstrong'^'. Witnesses — John Stewert, Aaron 
Cowling. Proved Nov. 10, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 10. Inventory, $269.25; made by Aaron Cowling, Peter 
Meserall*. File 10638 U 

• Signed by mark. 

1814, Feb. 5. Hogelaiid, Amos, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Ruth, in lieu of dower, % of all personal estate; % the 
mansion house for life. Son, James, part of homestead farm adjoin- 
ing Caleb Swayze, and Levi Howell (130 acres). Son, John, part of 
homestead farm adjoining above and Jonah Poyer, to the Great road 
near school house, and Nathan Hoagland; also a wood lot, to make 
up 108 acres. Son, Nathan, residue of said farm; also 20 acres of 
meadow adjoining Abraham Johnson, Daniel Addis. Son, James also 
20 acres of the great meadow adjoining above. Two daughters, 
Sarah Summers and Rachel Summers, % of residue of personal estate. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Swayze, and her 6 children that she had by her 
former husband, Hezekiah Drake, i.e.. George W., Melly Drake, Amos 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILI.S 1814-1817 211 

Drake, Rachel Drake, Sarah Drake and Asenath Drake, % part of 
the remaining- third, to the mother and I/7 part to each of her children, 
as they become of age. Wearing- apparel to three sons, James, John 
and Nathan. Executors — two sons, James, and Nathan. 

Codicil. Wife, Ruth, to have household and kitchen furniture as 
she thinks necessary and same not to be appraised. Witnesses — Jos. 
Coryell, John DeCo-w, Cornelius Flummerfelt. Proved July 7, 1814. 

1814, May 30. Inventory, $2, 938. 601/2; made by Joseph Coryell, 
Aaron Davis. File 1423 S. 

1814, July 14. Homeland, Joseph, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., "being aged"; will of. Son, Jacob, -wagon, plow-, harrow and 
gears and my desk; also ?267; also rents and profits of my plantation 
whereon I now dwell for 1 year after my decease and until April of 
the following year. Daughter, Elizabeth Hogeland, single woman, 
all articles of household furniture which my first wife, Jane, brought 
at our marriage; also $88; $100 in full compensation for services 
done in superintending my household concerns; $107, which is to in- 
clude a bed and bedding, and a cow. Daughter, Keziah Hogeland, 
$107, including a bed and bedding; also a bureau, cupboard, candle- 
stand, side saddle, side chair and a cow. Said two daughters to have 
all bed quilts made by them since their mother's death; also privilege 
of living in the house, and their maintenance. All residue of all 
estate to be sold (including the homestead) and proceeds divided 
equally between son, Jacob and daughters, Elizabeth, Keziah and 
Jane Simmons [late Jane Hogeland]. Executors — Stephen Moore, 
Levi Knowles. Witnesses — John Smith, Jonathan Smith, John Cone- 
way. Proved Mar. 24, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 21. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Enoch Hart, 
Jonathan Smith. File 2751 J. 

1813, Oct. 26. Holcombe, Samuel, of Amv/ell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, use of plantation of 133 acres where I live; 
woodlot of 18 acres; all household goods, farming utensils, live stock, 
for life. At her death, all of same to 2 sons, Lewis and Atkinson; 
but if they die before 21, leaving no issue, such share to other chil- 
dren. Son, Robert the plantation whereon he now lives (126 acres). 
Son, Thomas, plantation of 114 acres where he lives. Son, Elisha, 
$3,500. Son, Solomon, $3,500. Daughter, Mary Holcomb, $1,200, bed 
and bedding and bureau. Daughter, Hannah Holcomb, $1,200, bed 
and bureau. Granddaughter, Harriot (now living with me), $200 
when 21. Son, Samuel, $500. Son, George, $100. Any residue to 
children, Samuel, George, Robert, Hlisha, Thomas, Solomon, Lewis, 
Atkinson, Mary and Hannah, equally. Executors — sons, Samuel and 
Solomon. Witnesses — Jacob Taylor, Jacob R. Sharp, John Lambert. 
Proved Feb. 19, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 18. Inventory, $15,717.10; made by John Hoppock, Jacob 
Taylor. File 2879 J. 

1817, Apr. 27. Holdcraft, Robert, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; ^vill of. All estate (except w-earing apparel of self and late 
wife [unnamed]), to be sold and debts paid. Rest to 4 children, John, 
Robert, Mary and Deborah Holdcraft equally, \vho are to have 
wearing apparel. Executors — friends, John Pearson, Joseph Harker. 
Said John Pearson to be guardian of 4 children. Witnesses — William 
Harrison, Joseph R. Wilkins, Tho. Wilkins. Proved May 10, 1817. 



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1817, May 13. Inventory, $2,993.23; made by William Harrison, John 
Gill. Includes 1/3 of sloop "Rising- Sun". File 3139 H. 

1799, Apr. 1. Holdron, Andries*, of Harring-ton, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Catherina, all personal and moveable estate for her dis- 
posal; also all real estate, having management thereof for her own 
maintenance during widowhood. After her death or marriage, all 
said real estate to my nephew, William Class Holdron, "he taking 
good care to provide for me and my wife during our lives". Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Catherine* and nephew, William Holdron. Witnesses — 
James Demarest, Isaac Cole, Nickolas Holdron*. Proved Sept. 2, 
1815. 

1815, Aug. 31. Inventory, $541.25; made by Jacob Post*, Michael 
Hopper. Includes a Dutch Bible. File 3671 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 21. HoIIinshead, Samuel, of Maurice River, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $139.50; made by William Peterson, Jeremiah 
Chambers. Includes accounts of Sosthenes Goff, Abraham Stull. 
Sworn to by Levi Hollinshead*, Adm'r, Nov. 28, 1814. 

1816, June — . Accounts allowed. File 1685 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Mar. 23. Holmaii, Ann*, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co., 
widow; will of. Daughters, Mary and Margaret, a horse, 2 cows, 
heifer, 3 sheep, 3 hogs, bed and bedding. Clothing to Mary, and 
when Mary is through with a certain cupboard, it is to go to Anner 
Lane. Executrix — Margret Holman*. Witnesses — Joseph Enibley, 
Agnes Lane, Kenneth Holman*. Proved Jan. 1, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 15. Inventorj', $196.00; made by Vincent Bodine*, Charles 
Butcher. File 10471 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Aug. 15. Holman, Robert, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Real and moveable estate to be sold, and debts paid 
(principal debt being one to Charles Haight). Residue to be at 
Interest for benefit of my daughters, Maria Holman, % when 20; 
Lydia Ann, % when 20; and Eleanor, the other % when 20. If 
either dies before 20, her share to survivors. If all of said daughters 
should die before 20, the estate to be divided between my "brothers 
and sisters children". Wearing apparel to my brothers, James and 
Journey Holman. Executors — father-in-law, Jacob Johnson, friends, 
David Craig, Esq., and John Hulshart, weaver. Witnesses — Corlis 
Lloyd, William Lloyd, Caleb Lloyd. Proved Nov. 29, 1815, when 
Jacob Johnson and David Craig signed as Executors. ' File 9140 M. 

1814, Mar. 12. Holman, William, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary and son, Matthias Woodward Holman, to 
have residue (after debts are paid), from sales of personal property. 
Real estate for use of wife and son during her widowhood. In case 
of her marriage, % of estate for use of son, and at her death, all of 
estate to be so used. Executors — John Forsyth, Nathan Francis. 
Witnesses — Nathan Francis, John Forsyth, Adonijah Errickson. 
Proved May 25, 1814. 

1814, May 19. Inventory, $469.00; made by Ivins Davis, Thomas 
Vanhise. Includes gun and accoutrements. File 9100 M. 



CALENDAR OF WILIvS 1814-1817 213 

1810, Jan. 6. Holmes, Jonathan, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. One quarter acre of land to be given to the family of Holmes 
for a burying ground where the burying ground now is on the farm 
where John J. Holmes lives. Brother, John S. Holmes, all my lands 
for life and at his death to his sons, Daniel and John, or their heirs, 
they paying debts and legacies. Brother, John, also to have move- 
able estate, including money a,nd bonds (except the clock, sideboard, 
best horse and silver tankard). Sister, Lydia (wife of Garret Still- 
well), $250. Children of my deceased sister, Permeli StiUwell, $250. 
Brother, Stout Holmes, $375. Sister, Catharine (wife of Nathan 
Stout), $375. Brother, Samuel, interest of $3,750 during life, and at 
his death the principal to Jonathan (his son), if living and if not 
living, then $750 of said sum to his sisters, Mary and Catherine and 
the remaining $3,000 to Daniel and John (sons of my brother, John). 
To Jonathan (son of my brother, Joseph), $500. To Nelly Holmes 
(daughter of my brother, Joseph), $125. Joseph Crawford (son of 
David Crawford), $62.50. Joseph Covert (son of Daniel Covert), 
$62.50. Jonathan Holmes (son of Samuel), the clock, sideboard, silver 
tankard and horse, with my "fusee" and "all the implements be- 
longing to it". Executors — John S. Holmes, Samuel Holmes, John 
W. Holmes. Witnesses — Benjamin DuBois, David Gordon, Daniel 
Peacock. Proved Nov. 22, 1814, when John S. Holmes, and Samuel 
Holmes signed as Executors. File 9101 M. 

1813, May 5. Holmes, Joseph, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, £1,000, bed and bedding, 2 bureaus in lieu 
of dower to be at her disposal. She is to continue on my homestead 
during widowhood, or until my son, Joseph is 21, using profits 
thereof for maintenance and education of my children. In case of 
her marriage before that time. Executors to take over plantation for 
benefit of said children. All pine lands to be sold. Residue of all 
estate to 4 children, James, Alice Holmes, Sarah Holmes and Joseph 
Holmes in following manner. Son, Joseph to have a sum equal to 
the sum that my son, James, received from the estate of Joseph 
Holmes, dec'd, and the rest to be divided as the law directs among 
said four children. Two sons to have all the cedar swainp on stone 
hill. My negroes not to be sold and when they are 25 to be free. 
Executors — wife, Mary, brother-in-law, Peter Bruere, Price Bruere. 
Witnesses — Samuel I. Wikoff, Joseph H. Wikoff. Proved Aug. 2, 
1815. 

1815, Aug. 1. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Samuel P. Wikoff, 
John Hankins. Includes sword and pistols. Pile 9141 M. 

1814, Feb. 16, 17. Holmes, Thomas, of Middle Twsp., Cape May Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,149.91; made by Joshua Hildreth, Reuben Ludlum. 
Sworn to by Nathaniel Holmes, Adm'r, May 30, 1814. Pile 888 E. 

1801, Aug. 25. Holton, Richard, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all household goods, horse and riding 
chair, use and possession of negro woman, Jane, for life; also, dur- 
ing widowhood, a room in dwelling house, profits of % of lands, and 
firewood. In case of her marriage, $40 yearly during life, in lieu of 
dower. Granddaughters, Lemetie Holton, $200, when 18, and Mary 
Holton, $250, irhen 18. Debts to be paid out of personal estate. Ex- 
■ecutors — brother-in-law, Benjamin Manning, Thomas Manning and 
my son, Isaac Holton, Witnesses — Jephthah Runyon, David Randolph, 



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John Sutton. Proved Mar. 7, 1814, when Isaac Holton signed as Ex- 
ecutor. File 10472 L. 

1815, Aug. 30. Hood, Sarah, of Franklin Twsp., Somerset Co., 
widow; will of. Sister, Altie Wyckoff, widow, blanket, a gown. To 
Sarah Voorhees (wife of Jaques Voorhees), $25, bedding, clock and 
pictures. To Nellie Van Duyn (wife of Corie Van Duyn), $12.50, a 
gown, bedding and pictures. Niece, Sarah Sutphin, $25, and a 
spread. Sarah (wife of William Veghte), $25. To Sarah (wife of 
Isaac Voorhees), $25. Sarah (wife of Elias Lloyd), $25. Altie (wife 
of Josiah Schenck), $12.50. Altie Van Doren (daughter of my 
brother, Benjamin), $12.50 and bedding. Sophia (wife of Simon 
Wyckoff), 8 chairs, irons, shovel and tongs, iron pot, brass kettle, 
and tub. Nephew, Peter Wyckoff, $25. Nephew, Simon Wyckoff, 
$12.50. Residue of estate to sisters, Altie Wyckoff, and Maria Nevius. 
Executor — nephew, Simon Wyckoff. Witnesses — Martin Schenck, 
Garret Polhemus, Abraham Van Neste. Proved Jan. 10, 1817. 

1816, Nov. 26. Inventory, $362.75; made by Garret Polhemus, Luke 
Whitlock. File 1718 R. 

1814, Sept. 18. Hooper, Jobn, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Two sisters, Elenor Hooper and Ann Evans, all land with buildings 
thereon, during their lives. After debts are paid, they are to have 
rest of moveable estate. Executors — said two sisters, Elenor* and 
Ann*. Witnesses — Omer Jackson, Jemimah Oakley, Clayton Brown. 
Proved Sept. 27, 1814. 

1814, Oct. 3. Inventory, $527.15; made by Daniel P. Williams, 
Omer Jackson. File 12737 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Aug. 11. Hooper, William. Int. Inventory, $336.00; made by 
Thomas Swaim, William Horner. Sworn to by Elizabeth Hooper, 
Joseph Goldy, Adm'rs, Dec. 1, 1815, before Abram Brown, Surrogate 
of Burlington Co. File 12817 C. 

1817, Sept. 19. Hopliins, James. Int. Inventory, $4,406.57; made 
by George Beardslee, Morison Beardslee. Includes carpenter tools, 
and a few names in accounts. Sworn to by David Hopkins, Adm'r, 
Nov. 8, 1817, before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. File 1590 S. 

1815, May 10. Hopler, Coonrad, of Pequannock Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Daughters, Charlotte (wife of Henry Mourison), Elizabeth 
(wife of William Vanwinkle), Catharine (wife of Isaac Tuttle), Ann 
(wife of Jacob Vanderhoof), Sarah (wife of David Pecabock), Mar- 
garet (wife of James Shaw), and Susannah (wife of James Lyon), all 
of 2 tracts which were returned to my father, Joseph Hopler, on 
Mar. 28, 1750 by deed from Gershom Mott, of which I now own 
about 67 acres, being the land near John Tucker. Son, Peter, house 
and lot and barn, where I live [description given]; also another lot 
on the road from Boonetown to Frederick Miller's [description 
given]. Son, Frederick, lot on Bever Brook; also the barn lot 
[description given]; also residue of lands on northeast side of road 
from William Scotts to bridge across Bever Brook. Rest of lands 
on southwest side of said road to son, Peter. After debts are paid, 
rest of personal estate to 7 daughters, as named and to children of 
my dec'd daughter, Mary. Executors — son-in-law, Henry Mourison, 



CAI^SNDAR OF WIIvIvS 1 814-18 1 7 215 

Jacob Demouth. Witnesses — Thomas Van Winkle, John Kanous, 
Thomas Kanouse. Proved May 3, 1816, when Jacob Demouth signed 
as Executor. 

1816, Apr. 3. Inventory, $681.25; made by Aaron Miller, William 
Allger. File 1644 N. 

1807, Dec. 25. Hopper, E:ishe, of Paramus, Franklin Twsp., Bergen 
Co., widow of Garret Hopper; will of. All estate to be sold (except 
my negro boy called Cato), and debts paid. The slaves named Ben 
and Nan to have privilege of choosing their own master or mistress. 
The abovesaid Cato has been bound to Dr. Elijah Rosegrant for 12 
years, after which he is to be set free. Two eldest daughters, Mary 
(wife of Henry I. Zabriskie), and Rachel (widow of William M. Bell), 
each to have Vs of 3 lots of land (50 acres on road from Hopper 
Town to Paramus Church; 25 acres adjoining Jacobus Bogert, John 
A. Hopper, John I. Hopper, and 15 acres of Woodland), during life 
and then to their children. Youngest daughter, Anne (wife of Jacob 
Bamper), several lots and the house where she lives (40 acres) 
bought of Casparus I. Zabriskie in 1796, and another house and lot 
conveyed to me by Jacob Blank and Caty, his wife, containing 100 
acres; 5 acres woodland near Petersfleld as bought of Henry, Albert 
and Abraham Zabriskie in 1800; also the other % of first described 
lots. After her death, all of same to her three sons, Lodovick, 
Garret and John Hopper Bamper. At the time they inherit they are 
to pay to 2 daughters of said Anne, Margaret (wife of Thomas S. 
Banta) and Sarah Brown (wife of Henry H. Zabriskie), each $100.50. 
To only son, John G. Hopper, the homestead farm of 163 acres for 
life and if survived by his present wife, Rachel, she is to have pos- 
session during her widowhood and at her death said lands to his 
only child, Hester Van Delinda Hopper (or shared v/ith any other 
children he might have). To each of said daughters, Rachel and 
Anne, seat No. 36 in Paramus Church. Any residue to 4 children 
equally. Executors — son-in-law, Henry I. Zabriskie, friend, Abraham 
Westervelt, and giving to said Henry $50 and to said Abraham, the 
large Dutch Bible now in his possession and $12.50. Witnesses — 
Peter A. Westervelt, Abraham A. Westervelt, Anne Westervelt*. 

1807, Dec. 25. Codicil. Giving seats in Paramus Church to son, 
John instead of 2 daughters. Witnesses — same. 

1815, Nov. 2. Codicil. "To show my good pleasure for good treat- 
ment and services of my negro man, Ben, and woman. Nan, I give 
them their freedom after my death". Witnesses — Martha M. Rath- 
bone, William P. Rathbone. Proved, Mar. 12, 1816, when Henry 
Zabriskie signed as Executor. 

1816, Mar. 11. Inventory, $966.84; made by Peter I. Terheun, Albert 
G. Hopper. File 3708 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1803, May 30. Hopper. Gerret, of Paramus, New Barbadoes, Bergen 
Co., farmer; will of. Three grandsons, Garret H., Albert H., and 
Jacob H., (sons of my dec'd son. Henry G. Hopper), all house, barn 
and lot of land whereon said Henry lived (120 acres), except thereout 
10 acres on north side; 6 acres of meadow adjoining my farm, 
Harmon Lutkins, Altje Zabriskie and Abraham C. Bogert, they to 
pay their sister, Altye Hopper, $125 when of age. Son, Albert G., 
all lots whereon I now dwell; also lot of meadow at Steenburgh, ad- 
joining lands of John I. Zabriskie, heirs of Lucas Voorhese, Nickolas 



2l6 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Demarest, heirs of Jacob Zabriskie; 10 acres as excepted above. 
Having' assisted my son, Andrew, in buying- a farm at Saddle River, 
I do not devise to him any part of my real estate. Daughter, 
Catharine (wife of John I. Hopper), $125. Daughter, Rachel (wife 
of John G. Hopper), $125; also the slave, Hann, now in her posses- 
sion. Son, Andrew, a negro man, Harry, now in his possession. Son, 
Albert, for use of my daughter, Mary during her life time and after 
her death, to said son, Albert, my female slave. Bet, now about 17 
years old, he to maintain said daughter, Mary, during her lifetime 
providing her with necessary requisites. Daughter-in-law, Rachel 
(widow of my dec'd son, Henry), to have maintenance upon the 
farm now devised to his three sons, during her widowhood. Daugh- 
ters, Catharine and Rachel, to have residue of household furniture, 
equally. Residue of personal estate to two sons, Albert and Andrew, 
and three grandsons. Executors — two sons, Albert G. and Andrew 
G. Hopper. Witnesses — Thomas Wills, Jacob J. Zabriskie, John P. 
Vanderbeck. Proved Dec. 21, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 27. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Albert Zabriskie, 
Jacob J. Zabriskie. Includes Dutch Bible. File 3635 B. 

1807, July 6. Hopper, Jacob, of New Barbadoes Twsp., Bergen 
Co., yeoman; will of. Two children of my son. Garret i.e., Jacob 
and David, as tenants in common, V2 of all woodland on west side 
of Saddle River; also 25 acres more than one equal share in cleared 
land on same; also % part in three lots of meadow at Quacksack, 
they paying to their sisters, Catherine and Williamtie, £200. Son, 
Garret, to remain in full possession and enjoyment of same for his 
life and after his death, widow to remain on said farm and have 
maintenance during her widowhood. Son, Henry, other V2 of wood- 
land, also house and barn now in his tenure; all the land on east 
side of Saddle River (formerly John Kip's); rest of cleared land, and 
one equal part in meadow as abovesaid; also part of swamp at 
Pollefly. To said son, Henry, and two grandsons aforesaid, 8 acres 
of meadow adjoining Jacobus Brinckerhof. Son, John, the whole 
of old farm east of Saddle River. To grandson, Stephen (son of 
dec'd son, Cornelius), £550. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Cornelius 
Terhune), £250. Personal estate to be equally divided between 4 
children and grandson, Stephen. Son, John, Vs part of meadow at 
Quacksack. If grandson, Stephen should die before his legacy is 
due, his share to be divided between four children. Garret, Henry, 
John and Elizabeth. Executors — two sons, Henry and John J. 
Hopper. Witnesses — Abraham Vreeland, Ally Terhune, Henry Van 
Dalsem. Proved Oct. 12, 1814. 

1814, Oct. 17. Inventory, $4,072.17; made by James Brinckerhof, 
Abraham Westervelt. File 3636 B. 

1816, Mar. 1. Hopper, Peter A., of Saddle River Twsp., Bergen Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,498.37; made by John Burham, John Doremus. In- 
cludes blacksmith tools. Sworn to by Albert, and Cornelius Hopper, 
Adm'rs, Mar. 4, 1816. File 3709 B. 

1813, Sept. 20. Hoppock, Cornelius, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jemimah, 2 rooms in mansion, 2 beds and bedding, 
2 cows (all her own choice), 12 chairs, 2 tables, looking glas.s, safe 
cupboard, Dutch Cupboard, chest, use of kitchen and contents; also 
% of grains and meats; and firewood, for life. Daughter, Catherine 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 217 

Hoppock, 1 cow, bed and bedding, bureau, and a home with my wife, 
while single. Rest of chattels to be sold; also 18 acres of land ad- 
joining Samuel Carll, and Cornelius Bosenberrick, and 2 acres of 
woodland. Son, John, all plantation where I now dwell, adjoining- 
Brick Lanen, Abraham Runkle (156 acres). Money arising from 
sales to be divided between children. One share to heirs of dec'd 
son, George; 1 share to heirs of Ann Barber; 1 share to heirs of 
Mary Barber; 1 share to Fanny Megill; 1 share to Julia Anderson; 
1 share to Catherine Hoppock, and 1 share to Elizabeth (wife of 
Joshua Anderson). Elizabeth's share to her without benefit to her 
husband. Son, John (after debts are paid), to pay daughters or their 
heirs, and the heirs of dec'd son and heirs of dec'd daughters, $3,000. 
Son, Cornelius, to be exonerated from any obligation I hold against 
him. Executors — son, John and grandson, William Barber. Wit- 
nesses — John Rose, Jacob Taylor, Mahlon Taylor. Proved .Jan. 8, 
1814. 

1814, Jan. 5. Inventory, $4,740.4.3; made by Peter Fisher, Jacob 
Taylor. Includes 1 share in the Amwell Library. File 2667 J. 

1816, Ayr. 17. Hoppock, Joliu, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Andrew Bearder, Asher Wil- 
liamson. Sworn to by Thomas Gordon, Johia R. Hoppock, Adm'rs, 
May 28, 1816. File 2809 J. 

1813, Oct. 16. Horner, George, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,201.09; made by George Horner, James Pancoast. 
Sworn to by Malachi Horner, Adm'r, Jan. 29, 1814. File 3001 H. 

1816, Apr. 25. Hornor, 'William, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, % of all estate after debts are paid; also 
maintenance for 6 months, all in lieu of dower. Residue to children 
[unnamed] equally. Executors — wife, Sarah and brother-in-law, 
Richard Campion, he to be guardian of all my children. Witnesses — 
Jas. Rogers, Burgiss Wright, Job Irons. 

1817, Apr. 1. Codicil. Two notes against Samuel Boyer, to my 
daughter, Cathrin. To my brother, Richard Hornor, ?40. Brother, 
Samuel Hornor, the note I hold against him. Witnesses — Thomas 
Swaim, Charles F. Lott. Proved Apr. 21, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 21. Inventory, $2,209.00; made by William L. Earl, John 
Newbold. File 12928 C. 

1815, Mar. 21. Horton, Joseph, of Byram Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed], all personal estate during widowhood and 
after her death same to my daughter, Rachel. Son, Joseph, $1. 
Children of my dec'd daughter, Susan, $1. Executors — wife, and 
daughter, Rachel. W^itnesses — Abraham Lawrance, John Bedell. 
Proved Mar. 27, 1816, when Rebecca Horton* signed as Executrix. 

1816, Mar. 29. Inventory, $182.90; made by John Bedell, Abraham 
Lawrance. File 1623 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1810, Jan. 16. Hosliins, John, of Burlington City and Co.; will of. 
Debts and legacies to be paid. Daughters, Lydia Hosklns, Rachel 
Hoskins, all estate, real and personal. Daughter, Abigail (wife of 
John Griscom), £50. Executors — two daughters, Lydia and Rachel. 
Witnesses — William Ridgway, Nathaniel Coleman, Burr Woolman. 
Proved June 11, 1814. File 12738 C. 



2l8 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Apr. 28. Hough, Samuel, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Susanna, the lot bought of John Monrow and 
two other lots; also the lot purchased of William McCullough; also 
all personal estate and she is to pay to each of our grandsons, Samuel 
H. Newbold, Samuel H. Trotter, Edward Trotter and Samuel Hough, 
$200 as they become 21. Son, Joseph, westerly part of my lands 
including where he now lives [description given], adjoining John 
Earl, Joseph Morris on road to Mount Meeting House; also 3 lots 
adjoining Amos Atkinson, Joseph Butterworth and Caleb Shinn; one 
that I bought of daughter, Elizabeth, and one bought of William 
Shinn, on condition that he continue to pay yz the interest of £1,000 
to Martha (now wife of Charles Stockton), who is the natural 
daughter of my brother, Daniel Hough, by Elizabeth Eldridge. Said 
Daniel by his will having made such bequest to be paid out of real 
estate devised unto me and in case said Martha should not make a 
will disposing thereof, the principal sum to be divided equally be- 
tween my two daughters, Mary and Susannah. He is also to pay 
(as directed in said will) to Elizabeth Eldridge, £10 annually during 
life. Said son, Joseph, also to pay to his sister, Elizabeth £400 and 
to his sister, Mary, £400, and to his sister, Charlotte, £200. He is 
also to pay to his mother, Susannah Hough, £1,000. Son, Jonathan, 
the part of my plantation where I now live [description given], ad- 
joining Caleb Earl, Isaac Bigelow, William Smith and John Earl; 
also 3 other lots as bought of Barzillai Coat, John West and the 
crab orchard and lands adjoining that I bought of the heirs of 
George Croshaw, he permitting his mother full privilege of the 
house, garden, apple trees, etc.; and also to pay the other ^2 of in- 
terest of Martha Stockton and £10 to Elizabeth Eldridge as aforesaid. 
If Martha fails to make a will, said sums to his sisters, Mary New- 
bold and Susanna Trotter. He is also to pay his sister Susanna, 
£400 and his sister, Ann, £400 and to Charlotte, £200 and to his 
mother, £1,000. To said two sons, Joseph and Jonathan, a strip of 
land adjoining the Mount Meeting House, to be kept as a burial 
place for the family and others by permission; also all pine lands 
and cedar swamp, they permitting my five daughters or their tenants, 
to cut and cart away 500 cedar rails yearly for 5 years. To five 
daughters, as named, as tenants in common, the part of my lands 
whereon John Gibbs now lives. Executor — none named. Witnesses — 
Thomas Earl, William Newbold, Hannah Newbold. Proved Sept. 11, 
1815, when Samuel Newbold signed as Adm'r, C.T.A. File 12818 C. 

1815, Sept. 3. Hough, Susannah, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $10,230.49; made by Thomas Newbold, Joseph 
N. Hough. Includes stock on farm where John Gibbs lives, legacy 
that Joseph and Jonathan Hough are to pay. Sworn to by Samuel 

Newbold, Adm'r, Mar. 6, 1816. File 12874 C. 

1808, Mar. 12. Housel, Mary*, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Jacob Housel, all farm adjoining John Hoppock, John 
Lake, containing 24 acres; also all wearing apparel and residue of 
estate. Grandson, Joseph Smith, £50. Executor — son, Jacob. Wit- 
nesses — John Covenhoven, Caleb Farley, Susanna Runk. Proved 
June 13, 1817. 

1817, June 16. Inventory wherein testatrix is called of Alexandria 
Twsp. [not totaled]; made by Daniel S. Moore, Samuel Williamson. 

File 2880 J. 

* Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WIIvIvS 1814-1817 219 

, , — . Houseman, Benjamin, of Newark, Essex Co.; ■will 

of. Wife [unnamed], use of all estate, real and personal, during 
widowhood, after which the lot on High Street, adjoining Moses 
Baldwin, to my son, Benjamin. Land adjoining Samuel Baldwin and 
rest of personal estate to be sold. Son, Samuel, house and rest of 
lands. Son, Jack, 18 pence. Executors — Edward Jones, Moses Munn, 
they to be guardians of children. "Witnesses — Joseph Beach, Abijah 
H. Woodruff. Proved Oct. 16, 1817, when Edward Jones signed as 
Executor. 

1817, Oct. 16. Inventory, $44.75; made by Elihu Crane, John Pool. 

File 11055 G. 

, , — . Houser, Nathaniel, of Hope Village, Oxford Twsp., 

Sussex Co.; will of. Residue of all estate (after debts are paid), to 
3 daughters, Eliza Houser, Elizabeth Tombler, Mary Knous. Ex- 
ecutor — Barnabas Swayze. Witnesses — Barnabas and Joshua Swayze. 
Proved Feb. 22, 1816. 

1816, May 29. Inventory, $493.80; made by Abram Smyth, Garret 
Howell, "being the amount devised to him by his father, Daniel 
Houser, late of Bethlehem, dec'd". File 1497 S. 

1814, Feb. 27. Howane, Henry*, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Debts to be paid. Friend, Daniel Vanneman, all residue. 
Executor — said Daniel Vanneman. Witnesses — Christina Vanneman, 
Thos. Yarrow. Proved June 12, 1816. 

1816, Mar. 27. Inventory, $291.50; made by Philip Curriden, James 
Holton. Includes notes of Robert Newell, Eleazer Fenton. 

File 3269 Q. 
* Signed by mark. 

181G. July 21. Howard, Alexander, of New Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, lot bought of Nathan Wright; 
also all personal estate after debts are paid. Son, Thomas, a colt. 
Grandson, Howard Ivins, $30 when of age. Two daughters, Martha 
and Rebecca Howard, 2 lots of land bought of Patrick Fagin and 
of Asa Rogers. Executrix — wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Samuel 
Steward, Isaac Arey, Nickolas Wain. Proved Feb. 17, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 5. Inventory, $3,131.00; made by Nickolas Wain, Joseph 
N. Gibbs. Includes tools in smith shop. File 12929 C. 

1814, Jan. 4. Howell, Christopher, of New Brunswick Twsp., Mid- 
dlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, in lieu of dower, $500; use of prop- 
erty during widowhood for maintenance of my children; also a bed, 
and my watch. Land in Seneca Twsp., Ontario Co., N. Y., and a lot 
in City of New Brunswick adjoining John Wikoff, Cesar Rapelyea 
and John Van Liew, to be sold, and proceeds used to pay debts and 
legacies. Residue to five children, Joseph, Elizabeth, Stephen, Mary 
and Martin. Share of any child who may die before 21, to survivors. 
Whatever may come to my family after decease of my father [un- 
named] to be divided among children. Executors — wife, Ann and 
son, Joseph. Witnesses — Moses Scott, John A. Myers, James Howell. 
Proved Apr. 28, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 28. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John A. Myers, 
Squire Martin. Includes large Bible. File 10473 L. 



220 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1813, Mar. 13. Uowell, Isaac, Sr., of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
mason; will of. Son, Israel, land on west side of road adjoining- 
Nathaniel Furman, Israel Green; also dwelling house in which I live, 
and 4 acres on east side of road. Rest of land on east side of said 
road to be sold and out of proceeds thereof, to my grandson, Liscomb 
Howell, $66.67; but if he should die before me, same to my other 
grandson, Samuel Howell. Rest of said inonies to sons, Robinson, 
Henry, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Spencer, Isaac and my daughter, Hannah 
Walling. Executors — Henry Howell, Obadiah Howell. Witnesses — 
Joseph W. Furman, William Megranick, William S. Moore. 

1814, Mar. 26. Codicil. To each of children of my dec'd daughter, 
Susanna Redman, i.e., Wollaston and Charles, sixty-seven cents and 
to children of my deceased son, Christopher, i.e., John, Prudence and 
Henry Howell, each sixty-seven cents. To grandson, W'ashington 
Howell (son of dec'd son, Isaac), sixty-seven cents. Bequest to said 
son, Isaac (he now being dead) to be revoked and said bequest to 
be divided between my other sons and daughter. Witnesses — Joseph 
W. Furman, John Welling. Elias Welling. Proved June 6, 1814. 

1814, May 3. Inventory, $383.77; made by Benjamin Hendrickson, 
Joseph W. Furman. Includes 3 Loan Office certificates. File 26C8 J. 

1817, Sept. 24. Huber, Joseph, Sr., of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $71.44; made by John Bescherer, Israel Swayze. 
Sworn to by Joseph Huber, Adm'r, Oct. 2, 1817. File 1591 S. 

1814, Apr. 28. Hudson, John, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, all property, real and personal, to be at her disposal 
and for maintenance and education of my two daughters, Elizabeth 
R. Hudson and Hannah Hudson, who are to have residue of estate 
after wife's death. Executors — Wife, Mary, Luther Conkling, John 
Byram. Witnesses — Daniel Thompson, Jr., Abner Dod, Joel C. Homan. 
Proved May 21, 1814. 

1814, May 10. Inventory, $646.37; made by Daniel Thompson, Jr., 
Thos. Homan. File 1550 N. 

1815, Jan. 28. Hudson, Sarah. Int. Inventory, $190.03; made by 
Benjamin Pitney, John Boss. Includes ear rings, finger ring. Sworn 
to by Howard Caffney, Adm'r, Feb. 2, 1815, before D. Stuart, Surro- 
gate of Sussex Co. File 1614 S. 

1816, Jan. 3. Huff, Joseph, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $123.12; made by William Hiner, Harbert Smith, 
Moses Thatcher. Sworn to by Catharine Huff*. Adm'x, Feb. 7, 1816. 

File 2807 J. 
* Signed by mark. 

1815, Jan. 4. Huffman, Jacob, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Barbara, all plantation on which I now dwell, with 
appurtenances for life. Son, John, $550 after death of my wife. Son, 
Isaac, $450, after death of wife. Said bequests in lieu of shares in 
my landed estate. Two sons, Abraham and David, the plantation 
whereon I dwell, to be divided equally. All moveable estate (after 
death of wife), to three daughters, Lana, Diana, and Margaret. 
Three grandsons, Hiram, Archibald, James (children of my dec'd 
son, Jacob), $500 equally when of age. Executors — two sons, Abra- 
ham and David, and friend, Asher Stout. Witnesses — Joseph Hankin- 



CAIvENDAR OF WIIvIvS 1814-1817 221 

son, Cornelius Bowman, Jeremiah Smith. Proved Feb. 7, 1815, when 

Abraham Huffman, D. B. Hoffman, Asher Stout signed as Executors. 

1815, Feb. 2. Inventory, $678.31; made by Jacob Johnson, Elijah 

Warford. File 2753 J. 

1817, Feb. 11. Hun'nian, Jacob. Int. Inventory, $135.61; made by 
John R. Larison, John Swope. Sworn to by Christopher Dils, Adm'r, 
Feb. 12, 1817, before I. T. Blackwell, Surrogate of Hunterdon Co. 

File 2878 J. 

1815, Mar. 2. Hufinan, Isaac, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $3,107.9 6; made by Martin Johnson, John Woolverton. 
Sworn to by Catharine Huffman*. Thomas Lequear, Mar. 3, 1815. 

File 2752 J. 

• Signed by mark. 

1810, Nov. 26. Hufty, Jacob, of Salem Twsp., and Co.; will of. Two 
daughters. Sarah and Eliza Hufty, all estate, real and personal, 
equally. Executors — said daughters, Sarah and Eliza. Witnesses — 
Samuel Hall, Sr., John Sinnickson, Jr., Henry Sparks. Proved May 
28, 1814, v.rhen Sarah Hufty and Eliza Clement, late Hufty, sign as 
executors. 

1814, May 26. Inventory, $2,856.40; made by John G. Mason, 
Jedediah Allen. File 3189 Q. 

1815, JuJy 3. Iliishes. Daniel, of Lower Twsp., Cape May Co., 
doctor; will of. Wife, Sidney B., interest of estate for herself and 
children until they are 14, when sons are to be bound to trades, sons 
being, Benjamin Rush Hughes, Henry Fisher Hughes, and the un- 
born child to share equally in estate if it lives. The plantation ad- 
joining John Stites, purchased of Captain Richard Stites, to be 
sold. Wife to have (in lieu of dower), tract of woodland adjoining 
James Hughes for life. Executors — wife, Sidney B., and Thomas H. 
Hughes. Witnesses — Robert C. Schenck, James Lang, Prudence E. 
Bacon. Proved Aug. 2, 1815, when Thomas H. Hughes signed as 
executor. 

1815, Aug. 2. Renunciation by Sidney B. Hughes. Witnesses — 
James Lang, Aaron Woolion. 

1815, Aug. 22. Inventory, $1,347.43; made by Robert Edmunds, 
Spicer Hughes. File 897 E. 

1815, Nov. 21. Hii§:hes, David, of Lower Twsp., Cape May Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rachel, % of moveable estate after debts are paid; also 
use of land whereon I live, known as the Hatton place, purchased 
of Jesse Hand, Commissioner of forfeited estates. This is in lieu of 
dower in my other lands. Son, Aaron, all of aforesaid lands at his 
mother's decease; also woodland bought of Margaret Hand (attorney 
for John Hand) ; also 10 acres purchased at Sheriff's sale of Henry 
Stites (being property of Jacob Teal) ; also 5 acres purchased of 
Elisha Hand. Son, James, plantation purchased of John Mulford 
and the other 10 acres as purchased of Sheriff. Two sons, Allen and 
Samuel, plantation purchased of Humphrey Crowell; also 2 adjoining 
tracts purchased of Aaron Crowell and of Jacob Eldredge; also 18 
acres of woodland purchased of Constantine Hughes. Grandson, 
Jeremiah Taylor Hughes, land and marsh purchased of Robert Ed- 
munds, Adm'r of estate of Miller Bancraft, dec'd; but if he should 
die before 21, all of same to be divided between three grandchildren. 



222 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Rachel Hughes, Maria Hughes and Sarah Hughes. Their mother, 
Rhoda Hughes to have use of same until children are 14, and if she 
remains a widow, until they are 21. Two daughters, Rachel (wife 
of Nathaniel Hand), and Sarah (wife of John Whitaker) all residue 
of personal estate. Executors — son, Aaron, and friend, Matthew 
Whillden. Witnesses — Israel Townsend, Matthew Hand, Jr., Isaac 
Hewitt*. Proved Nov. 28, 1815, when Aaron Hughes signed as ex- 
ecutor. 

1815, Nov. 25. Renunciation by Matthew Whillden. Witnesses — 
Spicer Hughes, Joshua Swain, Robert C. Schenck. 

1815, Dec. 5. Inventory, $2,770.72; made by Spicer Hughes, Mat- 
thew Whillden. File 898 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Mar. IS. Hughes, Jeremiah, of Lower Twsp., Cape May Co. 
Int. Inventory, $765.69; made by Aaron Eldredge, Jacob Hughes. 
Sworn to by David Hughes, Aug. 4, 1815. 

1816, Mar. 18. Inventory, $765.69; made by Jacob Hughes, Aaron 
Eldredge. Sworn to by Aaron Hughes, Adm'r, July 26, 1816. 

File 899 E. 

1815, Jan. 8. Hughes, John, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, income from all real estate, during widowhood; also all 
moveable estate after paying debts. She is to maintain and educate 
the children. All this in lieu of dower. At death or marriage of 
wife, all moveable estate to 4 daughters, Rachel, Mary, Margaret, 
and Christina. Son, Henry, % of 160 acres bought of Clement Acton. 
Son, Benjamin, the other y^ thereof. Son, John, the farm where I 
now live, and piece of woodland lately bought of Jacob Wick. 
Three sons to share the land on Broad Pond Branch. Executor — 
John Pimm. Witnesses — Henry Kandle, Sr., Daniel Hires, Elizabeth 
Kandle*. Proved Apr. 24, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 3. Inventory, $571.25; made by Henry Kandle, Sr., 
Daniel Hires. Includes shoemaker tools, and lumber. File 3157 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 27. Hughs [Hughes] William, of Nottingham Twsp., 
Burlington Co. Int. Inventory, $877.55; made by James Hughes, 
Matthias Mount. Sworn to by Edith Hughes, David Cubberly, 
Adm'rs, May 24, 1814. File 12739 C. 

1814, Mar. ,31. Hulflsh, William*, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife [unnamed], % of moveable estate and use of 
house and lot until youngest children are old enough to be bound 
out; then house to be sold and proceeds divided between all chil- 
dren [unnamed] equally. All other estate to be sold for maintenance 
and education of children. Executor — friend, John West, he to bind 
out my son, Elyous, to some trade. Witnesses — James Jarvis, Salome 
Snowden, William West. Proved Apr. 16, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 11. Inventory, $159. 621/3; made by William West, Clark 
Hutchinson. Pile 12740 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, May 9. Hnlit, George, of East Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,085.60; made by John James, Allison Ely, Jr. Sworn 
to by James Hulit, William Allen, Adm'rs, May 11, 1815. 

File 10545 L. 



CALENDAR OF WILES 1814-1817 223 

1808, June 21. Hull, George, of Mendham Twsp., Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabetli, $125, 2 cows, 6 sheep, all household 
goods; also her right of dower. Having given a portion of my 
estate to three sons, Solomon, George and Henry, I now give to 
each $1. Son, Jacob, $200. Daughter, Sarah (wife of Zebulon Sut- 
ton), $50. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Elijah Brown), $50. Son, 
Daniel, residue of estate, real and personal, he paying debts and 
legacies; but if he dies before me, same to his children. Executors — 
son, Daniel, and friend, Ebenezer Drake. Witnesses — Ephraim 
Sanders, Samuel Turner, Jr., David Doty. Proved Sept. 14, 1816, 
when Daniel Hull signed as Executor. 

1816, Sept. 11. Inventory, $175,121,^; made by Abraham Hudson, 
Jas. W. Drake. File 1645 N. 

1812, Jan. 31. Hull, Margaret*, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
"being advanced in age"; will of. The house and lot adjoining 
Thomas Lake, Othniel Gordon and others (20 acres) to grandson, 
John Hull Boughton (confirming the bequest of same in will of my 
late husband, John Hull). Daughter, Mary Dilts, bed and bedding. 
Granddaughter, Margaret Boughton, my chest. Residue of estate, 
real and personal, to my son, James Larue, and friend, Asher Wil- 
liamson, as executors to be divided among my children, James 
Larue, Catharine Lake, Abraham Larue, Mary Dilts, and Moicah 
Boughton, Moicah's share not to be subject to any control of her 
husband. Witnesses — Cornelius Lake, Othniel Gordon, Robert Bon- 
ham. Not proved. 

1816, June 21. Inventory, $98.12; made by Cornelius Lake, Robert 
Bonham. Includes amount against James Larue, shoemaker, and 
note of Richard W. Heath. Sworn to by John H. Boughner, Adm'r, 
C.T.A., June 25, 1816. File 2812 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Dec. 1. liulJ, Meshek, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $391.74; made by Servis Stiers, Joseph Opdycke. 
Sworn to by John Opdycke, George D. Wells, Adm'rs, Dec. 18, 1816. 

File 2811 J. 

1814, May 30. Ilulsart, David. Int. Inventory, $37.50; made by 
John A. Brewer, Zachariah Hankins. Sworn to by Jacob Lane, sole 
Adm'r, June 1, 1814, before Richard Throckmorton, Surrogate. Mon- 
mouth Co. File 9102 M. 

1814, June 13. Hummer, Isaac, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $239.10; made by Jacob Bearder, John Besson, Jr. 
Sworn to by John G. Trimmer, Andrew Bearder, Adm'rs, June 14, 
1814. File 2669 J. 

1816, June 29. Humphries, Samuel, of Alexandria, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $8,103.25; made by Henry Rockafellar, Paul M. 
Mallet Prevoost. Includes order of William Thompson on Wm. 
Gadis, a note of Edward Humphries, bond of Edward Humphries of 
Haderfield Twsp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Sworn to by Philip 
Stout, Jr., Adm'r, Sept. 3, 1816. File 2813 J. 



224 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Aug. 24. Hunt, Anna Maria, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Sally Ann Hunt, house and lot in Nottingham Twsp., 
Burlington Co., formerly belonging to Peter Frankfort (agreeably to 
bequest of her grandfather, Moore Furman, Esq., dec'd). Children, 
Sally Ann Hunt, Maria Furman Hunt, Moore Renandet Furman Hunt, 
William Edgar Hunt, Peter James Hunt, Susanna Matilda Hunt, all 
estate, real and personal, as they become 21. The farm in Notting- 
ham Twsp. (occupied by Peter Jackson), to be sold. All other 
household goods, carriages, cattle, farming utensils, to be sold for 
maintenance and education of my children. I wish my children to 
live with Jane Randolph until they marry or come to age, they 
having certain articles [detailed list given] to furnish the house 
comfortably, including Scott's family Bible. I wish Jane Randolph 
to remain in my family as long as she may desire. Daughter, Sally 
Ann, my leather trunk marked "A M H", and 2 prayer books, a 
silver knife. Daughter, Maria H., pair of candlesticks. Son, Moore, 
leather trunk and watch to be procured for him by Executors. Son. 
William, his father's small gun, a trunk, my gold watch. Son, 
Peter, gold watch and seal which belonged to his father, a large 
Bible (formerly his grandfather, Moore Furman's), and a trunk. 
Daughter, Susanna, pair silver candlesticks marked "G A", silver 
castors and 12 silver teaspoons marked "A M H" and a trunk. Wear- 
ing apparel to daughters, equally. Trinkets to children as they are 
packed up and marked. To Jane Randolph for her attention to me 
and my family, .?500. My negro woman, Rachel to be set free and 
her daughter, Rosina to be bound out until she is 21. Executors — 
Joseph Reed, Attorney-at-Law, of Philadelphia, Charles Ewing, of 
Trenton, and Gershom Mott, of Trenton. Witnesses — Jas. Ewing, 
Peter Gordon, Jno. M. Sherrerd. Proved Dec. 14, 1816, when 
Charles Ewing and Gershom Mott signed as Executors. 

1816, Dec. 12. Inventory, $7,798.22; made by Jas. Ewing, Peter 
Gordon. File 2814 J. 

1814, May 28. Hunt, Ebenczer, of Byram Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory [pages totaled separately]; made by James Coner, Samuel 
Wright. Sworn to by Eliz'th Hunt, Peter Teeple Hunt, Adm'rs, June 
8, 1814. File 1424 S. 

1815, Jan. 17. Hunt, Eilward, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Susan, interest of $800; the Mattison lot and adjoining lots 
and the profits therefrom for life; 56 acre lumber lot (being part of 
the Dayton lot) adjoining John Snook; also 10 sheep, 3 cows, horse, 
2 hogs, grain, all household furniture (except two beds to my daugh- 
ters, Margaret and Sary Hunt). Son, James, lot adjoining John 
Cossad (60 acres). Son, Nathaniel P. Hunt, residue of land (140 
acres) whereon the Widow Snook now lives, he paying $2,000. To 
Joseph (son of my son, Joseph Hunt), $150 to be at interest until 
he is 21. Residue of all estate to be divided between my sons, 
Thomas, Jacob, Edward, Jessey, Samuel and Nathaniel P. Hunt, 
and daughters, Elizabeth Hover, Margaret Hunt and Sara Hunt, the 
sons having two shares to the daughters' one share. Land and per- 
sonal estate as given to wife to be sold after her death and pro- 
ceeds divided equally between children. Executors — friend, Robert 
Goble, and my son, Jacob Hunt. Witnesses — Benjamin Griggs, Joseph 
M. Schoonover, John Snook. Proved Mar. 3, 1815. 



CALENDAR OF WILI.S 1814-1817 225 

1815, Feb. 18. Inventory, $7,036.72; made by James Primrose, 
James Brown. Includes leather in the vats, 1200 wgt. of Spanish 
hides. File 1471 S. 

1S14, July 2~t. JiHHt, Elinor*, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co., widow 
of Esaias Hunt; will of. Son, Samuel J. Bee, $20. Son, Packer Bee, 
$20 but if he does not return, same to his daughter, Deborah Bee; 
also a bed and bedding-, 6 silver teaspoons. Daughter, Rebecca Van- 
sciver, $50 and % of wearing- apparel. Daughter, Elinor Leeds, $100 
and V2 of wearing- apparel. Son, Samuel Hunt, bed and bedding, 
that he now has, a light wagon and harness. Daughter, Rhoda Hunt, 
bed and bedding. Son, Esias Hunt, bed and bedding-, mahogany desk. 
Residue of estate to be sold and proceeds divided between three 
children, Samuel Hunt, Rhoda Hunt and Esais Hunt. Executors — 
son, Samuel Hunt, and Christopher Sickler. Witnesses — Esther 
Sickler, Mary Hunt, John R. Sickler. Proved July 30, 1814. 

1814, July 30. Inventory, $1,001.50; made by Aaron Chew, Edward 
Hunt. File 3015 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

— — , . — . Hunt, Eiizaheth, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 

Co. Int. Inventory, $545.44; made by "William Hooton, Abraham 
Inskeep. Sworn to by Hezekiah Stokes, Adm'r, May 3, 1814. 

File 3002 H. 

1817, Feb. 4. Hunt, Hannah, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $235.46; made by Philip Hart. Josiah Hart. Sworn 
to by Theophilus Hunt, Adm'r, Feb. 11, 1817. File 2881 J. 

1814, Map. 3. Hunt, Jonatlian, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Brother, George, my watch, and wearing apparel. To his 
three children, Charles, Louisa, and Jesse, $100, their mother having 
the interest thereof for their use, until they are of age. Residue 
of estate to my brother, Samuel, and sisters, Rachel Hunt, Elizabeth 
Welling, and three children of my brother, George. Executors — 
brother-in-law, John V\''elling, Jr., Aaron Moore. Witnesses — John 
Guild, William Laning, William S. Moore. Proved June 6, 1814. 

1814, May 21. Inventory, $2,107.43; made by William S. Moore, 
John Reeder. Includes saddler's tools. File 2670 J. 

1811, June 7. Hunt, Marmaduke, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, all household goods that was hers before 
our marriage; also my riding chair and horse; also $1,000, all in 
lieu of dower. She is also to have use of two rooms in dwelling- 
house with other household privileges for two years. Son, James, 
all land on north side of the road now in his possession (being part 
of a purchase from Christopher Marsh and from Josiah Stanbery), 
unless he bring account against me for time after he came of age. 
In such case. Executors to sell enough of said land to pay the 
charge. Also to said James, a square piece of land to include his 
present dwelling house, barn and cow yard; also my wearing ap- 
parel. To Joseph Dennis and Jane, his wife, or the survivor of them, 
use of house and lot bought of Israel Munday, for life and my son, 
James, and daughter, Abigail Sears, to give them support as needed, 
for life; also their daughter, Ruth is to be freed when 18 and their 
son, Joseph, to be freed at 21. My daughter, Abigail to have residue 



226 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of property, including my dwelling house, and salt meadow bought 
of Moses Jaques and the house and lot g-iven to Joseph Dennis, after 
their death. Executors — son-in-law, Isaac Sears* and Thomas Dell. 
Witnesses — Samuel Marsh, John Shotwell, Samuel Marsh, Jr. Proved 
Nov. 26, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 25. Inventory, $816.19; made by Amos Tooker, Samuel 
Marsh, Jr. File 10474 L. 

* Signed as Isaac Sayres. 

1814, Jan. 18. Hunt, Riehard, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed], and sisters [unnamed], to have such personal 
property as needed to make thein comfortable. Rest to be sold and 
proceeds used for their maintenance. To Richard Hunt Macracken 
(son of John Macracken), $200. After death of wife and sisters, to 
nephew, Daniel Hunt, (son of my brother, Thomas), % and other % 
to Daniel Swayze (husband of the daughter [unnamed] of my 
brother, Edward), and to John Macracken (husband of my niece, 
Hannah Everet). Executors — James VanSickle, of Oxford, and above 
said Daniel Swayze. Witnesses — Jeremy Mackey, George Summer, 
Padam Fisher. Proved May 30, 1816. 

1816, June 4. Inventory, $1,412.16; made by Mathias Cummins, 
Derick Albertson. File 1500 S. 

1815, May 4. Huntsman, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Inventory, 
$289.75; made by John Fish, John Toy. Sworn to by Rachel Hunts- 
man, May 6, 1815. File 12819 C. 

1801, Jan. 28. Husback, Peter, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, use and profit of real and personal estate 
(after debts are paid), for life. After her death, estate to be sold 
and V2 of proceeds to son, Joshua, or in case of his death without 
issue, to be divided between Joshua Hews, Isaac Hews, Peter Hews, 
Jesse Hews, Hudson Springer and Ann Weatherby, (my grandchil- 
dren). One fourth part to grandsons, William M. Steward and Henry 
Steward, and remainder to daughter, Sarah Hews. Executors — wife, 
Ann, friend, Isaac Cade. Witnesses — William Sailor, William Sailor, 
Jr., George Howell. Proved May 3, 1814, when Sarah Huse (Hews) 
signed as Adm'x, with will annexed, Ann Huseback having departed 
this life; and Isaac Cade having renounced, Feb. 23, 1814. 

File 3003 H. 

1813, Nov. 2. Husbanil, Vazy, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $506.72; made by Ebenezer Davis, Joshua Barrett. 
Includes accounts of Elizabeth Mills, James B. Hunt, John Miller. 
Sworn to by Ephraim Bonham, Adm'r, Apr. 21, 1814. File 1686 F. 

1815, May 2. Husted, Jonathan, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $575.65; made by Stephen Paullin, Enos Ewing. 
Sworn to by Hannah Huested, Adm'x, Sept. 4, 1815. File 1742 F. 

1815, July 14. Hutcbingfs, Ann, widow of Jacob Hutchings. Int. 
Inventory, $571.05; made by Thomas Darling, Silas Lindsly. Sworn 
to by Moses Allin, Adm'r, July 14, 1815, before David Thompson, 
Surrogate of Morris Co. File 1598 N. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 227 

1817, Mar. 1. Hutchinson, Ann, of West Windsor, Middlesex Co. 

Int. Inventory. $1,301.73; made by Jonathan Hutchinson, Ezekiel 
Rogers. Sworn to by Peter T. Smith, John C. Schenck, John T. 
Wooley, Adm'rs, Mar. 3, 1817. File 10639 L. 

1814, Mar. 29. Hutchinson, Daniel, of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Inventory, $270.40; made by Israel Hutchinson, Clark 
Hutchinson. Sworn to by Catharine Hutchinson, James Phares, 
Adm'rs, Mar. 30. 1814. File 12741 C. 

1813, May 19. Huyler, Jacob, of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen Co. 
Int. Inventory, $902.96; made by Albert G. Zabriskie, Harry J. 
Brinckerhof. Includes 1 musket lock and 2 bayonets, chest of car- 
penter tools. Sworn to by Lany [Lena] Huyler, Adm'x, Mar. 15, 1814. 

File 3637 B. 

1813, Jan. 11. Huyler, William*, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Gertrude, residue of personal estate after debts are 
paid; also real estate for life. After her death, son, Adam, to have 
house and lot on Burnet Street, in which he now lives, he paying 
legacies to my daughters, Mary and Ellen. Daughter, Leah (wife of 
Lewis Webster), house and lot on Church Street, adjoining Mr. John 
Van Harlingen, for life and at her death to her children, equally, as 
tenants in common. Daughters, Gertrude and Catherine, house and 
lot on Albany Street, in which I now dwell, as tenants in common. 
Daughter, Mary (wife of James Swift), $100. Daughter, Ellen (wife 
of Henry V. Low), $100. Executors — wife, Gertrude, friend, Andrew 
Kirkpatrick. Witnesses — George Clark, William Ten Brook, Isaac 
Campbell. Proved Apr. 5, 1815, when Gertrude Huyler*, signed as 
Executrix. File 10546 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Aug. 7. Hyler, Philip, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, 2 rooms in dwelling house where I now live, 
during widowhood (not to be rented without consent of my son, 
Philip); also all household furniture, 1 cow. Son, William, all farm 
in Lebanon Twsp. (bought of James Ramsay) containing 120 acres. 
Son, Adam, plantation in Noleton in Sussex Co. (220 acres bought of 
Cirkpatin), having given him deed for same. Son, Philip, plantation 
whereon I now live, bought of Isaac Farley, Mathias Cramer, John 
Stevens, containing 218 acres, he providing maintenance and fire- 
wood for my wife, and he is to pay to my daughter, Lanan, $541.50, 
also $1,283.00. Son, Jacob, the farm near New Germantown (bought 
of James Cole) containing 128 acres; also another tract of 9 acres, 
he paying $35 yearly to my son, Philip, during widowhood of my 
wife. Daughter, Polly, the farm where she now lives (bought of 
George Maxwell and Oliver W. Ogden) containing 43 acres. Ex- 
ecutors — 2 sons, Philip and Jacob. Witnesses — Anthony M. .Farley, 
Philip and John Eick. Proved Jan. 23, 1815, when sons signed Philip 
Hiler and Jacob Hyler. 

1815, Feb. 24. Inventory, $324.97; made by Joseph Craig, John Eick. 

File 2754 J. 

1816, May 23. Hyres, Catharine. Int. Inventory, $48.91; made by 
Nickolas Heaviland, John Patterson*. Sworn to by Joseph Heaviland, 
one of Adm'rs, May 30, 1816, before J. Phillips, Surrogate of Mon- 
mouth Co. File 9183 M. 

* Signed by mark. 



228 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

[The name of Phebe Heaviland has been crossed out as another 
Adm'r. Compiler's note.] 

1817, Jan. 14. IngersuII, Isaac, of Egg Harbour Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Amelia, all personal estate, and use of real estate 
during- widowhood, she to maintain and educate daughter, Maryann. 
When said daughter is 18, or married, wife to have home and ^^ the 
land for life, in lieu of dower. All real estate to said daughter but 
if she dies before age without issue, said estate to my wife for her 
disposal. Executor — wife, Amelia. Witnesses — Judith Conover, John 
Lake, David Lake. Proved July 3, 1817, when Milesent Ingersull 
signed as sole Executrix. 

1817, Feb. 4. Inventory, $176.04; made by John Lake, Thomas 
Adams. File 3141 H. 

1815, Jan. 9. Ingleton, Bathsheba, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $403.37; made by David Gordon, Josiah Pease. Sworn 
to by George Rossell, Adm'r, Jan. 9, 1815. File 9142 M. 

1816, IVov. 4. Ingieton, Thomas, of Nottingham, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Fanny, rent of my house on Mill Hill; also interest 
due on debts of Peter Jackson and Joseph Palmer; also all cash; 
furniture, she paying rent on the house where we live, all in lieu of 
dower. Son, Edward, all right in the long bar Fishery, boats, nets, 
tackle, etc., he paying his mother, Fanny Ingleton (my present wife), 
$80 yearly for life and also $100 to my daughter, Paith (now wife of 
Benjamin Harbor). Son, John, house and lot on Mill Hill now in 
tenure of James Douglass, he paying his mother, Fanny Ingleton, 
$40 yearly for life and to Ruth Harbor, $100; also the blacksmith 
shop on the land of Thomas Ryall in Bloomsbury with all tools and 
iron, he paying ground rent for same. Daughter, Ruth Harbor, $400. 
Daughter, Martha, $800 when 18. Executrix — wife, Fanny*, she to 
be guardian of my children. Witnesses — James Ewing, Jesse Hutch- 
inson, Thos. C. Sterling. Proved Jan. 30, 1817. File 12930 C. 

* Signed by ma.rk. 

1817, Jan. 31. Ingli-s, Jamc8, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$6,061.68; made by Alexander Huston, Joseph Schooley. A few 
names in accounts. Sworn to by Sarah Inglis, William Inglis, Jr., 
Adm'rs, Feb. 1, 1817. File 1592 S. 

1814, Apr. 29. Ivins, Isaac, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,961.59; made by Eleazer Mayhew, Samuel Cawley. Af- 
firmed by Barzillai Ivins, Thomas Ivins, Adm'rs, Sept. 20, 1814. 

File 3064 Q. 

1816, Dec. 12. Jacobus, Elizabeth, of Pequanock, Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $757.42 i/o; made by John Doremus, Simon T. Vanness. 
Sworn to by Brant Jacobus, Cornelius A. Jacobus, Adm'rs, Dec. 18, 
1816. File 1641 N. 

1815, l!io\'. 15. Jacobus, Henry J.*, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elener, bed and bedding. Brother, James J. Jacobus, 
all wearing apparel. Real and personal estate to be sold. % of 
proceeds to wife, and $5 to be paid her for use of oldest daughter. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WIIvLS 1814-1817 229 

Sally. Residue put at interest for use of my davighter, Caty, until 
she is 14. Executor — John A. Kiersted. Witnesses — Cornelius L. 
Ball, Jane Riker*, Dianah Jacobus*. Proved Apr. 9, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 6. Inventory, $49.60; made by William M. Miller, Isaac 
Petit. File 10984 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 15. Jacobus, Henry P.*, of Caldwell, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife [unnamed], to have use of household furniture for life, after 
which to be sold and money divided between sons, Gillian, Peter, 
Cornelius and daughter, Jane. Wife now being helpless, to be main- 
tained out of Peter's share and Gillian is to pay to Peter, $5 annually 
as long as she lives. Two sons, Gillian and Peter, all real estate, 
Gillian to have Vs on east side adjoining the blacksmith shop and 
Peter to have other half with house and barns. Son, Cornelius, $250. 
Daughter, Hester, $25. Daughter, Jane, a cow, heifer, 2 sheep, bed 
and bedding, 2 iron pots, 2 pewter platters, cups and saucers; also 
$200 and after her mother's death, she is also to have cupboard and 
her mother's clothes; also a home with Peter. Executors — sons, 
■°eter P. Jacobus, Gillian Jacobus, and David Harrison. Witnesses — 
Moses Day, George Pearce, Thomas Speer. Proved Nov. 21, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 15. Inventory [pages totaled separately]; made by 
George Pearce, Moses Day. Sworn to Apr. 17, 1815, by David Harri- 
son, one of Executors. File 10838 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Nov. 16. Jacobus, Jacob J. Int. Inventory, $150.37%; made 
by Abraham Garrabrants, Peter Ja. Garrabrants*. Sworn to by 
Anna Jacobus, Garrabrant A. Garrabrant "executors of last will and 
testament", Jan. 17, 1814, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex 
Co. File 10875 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 1. Jaines;, Alexander, of Acquacknonk Twsp., Essex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $122.25; made by Thomas Post, Garret Van Houten. 
Includes surveying instruments, spy glass, "blank deeds and paper". 
Sworn to by James T. Post, Adm'r, Apr. 9, 1817. File 11056 G. 

1809, Feb. 6. Jaques, Moses, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
To 7 children of my dec'd daughter, Rebecca Martin, i.e., Anna, 
Henry, Susanna, Richard, John, Freelove and Plerriot Martin, or 
their survivors, $700 to be divided equally, when 21, and they are to 
release their rights in estate whereof their grandmother, my late 
wife, Zeporah Jaques, was seized from her father, John D. Camp, 
dec'd. Daughter, Zeporah, $100. Daughter, Lydia, $100. To un- 
fortunate, though dutiful daughter, Susanna (wife of Samuel Free- 
man), interest of $700 for maintenance and support of herself and 
her only child, Claricy Freeman, and she is also to release her estate 
rights as above. If her husband, Samuel Freeman, should die before 
her, she is to have $450 of said sum and other $250 to her daughter; 
but if both should die leaving no issue, then said $700 to revert to 
my surviving children. All estate to be sold in order to make better 
distribution thereof. Residue equally to 10 children, Moses, John, 
David, Gideon, Robert, Margaret, Deborah, Zeporah, Freelove and 
Lydia. Executors — 5 sons (as named). Witnesses — Aaron Brook- 
field, Bliakim Ross, Elias Stanbery. 



230 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, May 23. Codicil. Whereas my life has been changed by 
marriage, I hereby leave to my wife, Elizabeth, use and possession 
of land purchased of James Edgar and Lewis Brant for life; also 
best horse and riding chair, 1 cow, 3 cattle, 1 sheep, 1 hog, all the 
linen made in family since she has lived with me; also all household 
goods she brought, and bed and bedding, 6 silver tablespoons, 6 large 
silver teaspoons, all china, glass and cooking utensils, $500, all in 
lieu of dower. Witnesses — Aron Brookfield, Elias Stanbery, Dennis 
D. Tunlson. Proved Feb. 5, 1816, when J. D. Jaaues and David R. 
Jaques signed as Executors. 

1816, Jan. 22. Inventory, $8,094.22; made by Isaac Marsh, John 
Mann. Includes a mahogany bureau "claimed by Mary Winans" and 
said to be bought with her money and brought into the home by 
her mother directly after marriage to the dec'd. A few names in 
accounts. File 10985 G. 

1816, Nov. 20. Jaqui, John O., of Woodbridge Neck, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $3,640,861/^; made by John Crowell, William Martin. 
Sworn to by Randolph Jaques, John D. Jaques, Adm'rs, Feb. 13, 1817. 

File 10640 L. 

1815, Aqk. 16. Jay, James, late of New Tork, but now of Hacken- 

sack, Bergen Co.; will of. House and lot in New York City pur- 
chased of Ephraim Hart and leasehold property purchased of Gerard 
Studdiford; also lots at corner of White and Elm Streets, with build- 
ings thereon for the manufacture of soap and candles, all to be sold. 
After debts are paid, y^ of proceeds of the property at White and 
Elm Streets to son, Peter Jay; also all books, manuscript, the negro 
man named Fortune, the mahogany writing desk, gold snuff box, 
family portraits, swords and % of residue of personal estate; also 
the north farms at Closter; but if he dies leaving no issue, all of 
same to my daughter, Mary O'Kill, and her children. Executors to 
hold other % of personal estate, all farming utensils, the negro 
named Kate and my chariot at the South farm and the adjacent lots 
at Closter, in trust for use of my said daughter, Mary, free of any 
control of her present husband, John O'Kill, with permission to her 
to make a will before she is 60, leaving same to her children or 
grandchildren. Executors — son, Peter, friends, Frederick Depeyster, 
and Robert Troup, of New York City, and Robert Campbell, of 
Hackensack. Witnesses — Alexander Hosack, William dePeyster, 
David Godwin. Proved May 3, 1817, when Peter Jay and Robert 
Campbell signed as Executors. Pile 3735 B. 

1808, Feb. 24. Jenkens, Sarah*, of Washington Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Daughters, Nancy and Rebecca Jenkens, all household 
furniture, all cattle "of the she kind", wearing apparel. Remainder 
of cattle and farming utensils to five other children, Uriah, Isaac, 
Hannah Adams, Elizabeth Adams, and Sarah Pen, they paying to 
my son, John Jenkens, $4, and to my daughter, Mary Warren, $4. 
Daughter, Nancy, also to have 4 cows and calves now in care of 
William Pen for her use until her children [unnamed] are of lawful 
age, at which time they are to have the cattle with their increase. 
Witnesses — William Allen, Achsah Allen, Joseph Allen. Proved May 
25, 1814, when John Cramer, Jr., signed as Adm'r, C.T.A. 

, . — . Inventory [not totaled]; made by Caleb Cramer, 

Jr., John Cramer, Sr. File 12742 C. 

* Signed by mark. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 23 1 

1813. Oct. 10. Jennings, Jacob, of Gloucester Town and Co- = will 
of Sons. Joseph and Job. all cedar swamp on Great Eggharbour 
River and residue of personal estate, equally. To children. Isaac. 
John. Judith and James, each $1, having been provided for. Son, 
Mark. $133.33. Grandchildren. John H., Thomas and Josepn Bispham. 
each $160. Grandchildren. Elizabeth. Mary. Sarah and Rachel Bis- 
pham. each $106. Son. Joseph, silver watch. Executors— sons. Joseph 
and Job. Witnesses— Thos. Redman. Joseph Middleton, Thos. Red- 
man. Jr. Proved Aug. 2. 1817. when Joseph Jennings signed as ex- 

Gcutor 

1817.' Aug. 2. Inventory. $2,437.27; made by John Albertson. Thos. 

Redman. Jr. 

1816, Apr. 20. Johnes [Jones], John, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int Inventory. $271.75; made by William Seek. Thomas B. Stout. 
Inventory continued and signed June 25, 1816 by William Smith. 
William Seek. Sworn to by Simeon Dickerson. Adm'r, Mar. 6. 1817. 

File 1039 N. 

1816, Mar. 19. Johnson, Cornelius, of Readington Twsp.. Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Inventory, $877.42; made by Dennis Wyckoff. John 
Wyckoff. Sworn to by Cornelius Ten Eyck. Adm'r. Mar. 29. 1816. 
before Luther Opdycke. Justice of Peace. File 2815 J. 

1814, Mar. 3. Johnson, David, of Newark. Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Catharine, all household goods and wearing apparel; also $800; also 
during widowhood. $100 annually, and rights I have to respective 
estates of her father and mother. All in lieu of dower. To my 
mother. Phebe Johnson, $150, annually. To wife and daughter, 
Harriet Ann, and son. Daniel, my right In the square pew below 
and pew in gallery at First Presbyterian Church in Newark. Sister. 
Catharine. $200 at death or marriage of my mother. % of all 
residue of estate to son. Daniel, when 21 and other Vs to daughter, 
Harriet Ann Johnson, when 21. In case of death of either child be- 
fore age, survivor to have whole and if both should die, my wife to 
have an 'additional $600 and rest to be divided into three parts, one 
each thereof to children of my dec'd brother, Eliphalet Johnson, 
sister, Catherine and children of my sisters. Abby and Julia. My 
negro. Cuff, to be freed. Executors — wife, Catharine, and David D. 
Crane', they to be guardians of children. Witnesses— Leonard Rich- 
ards, 'william Pennington, Elias Van Arsdale. Proved Apr. 19, 1814. 
1814, Apr. 28. Inventory, $12,895.56; made by Stephen Hays, Jr., 
Nehemiah S. Baldwin. Includes a number of names in accounts. 

File 10839 G. 

1814, Dec. 25. Johnson, David, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Catherine, all estate, real and personal, during widowhood. 
After her death or marriage, all estate to be equally divided between 
all my children. A charge of $200 against son. Jonathan, for ex- 
pense in building a barn on a lot belonging to him, which he is to 
pay, reserving his quota to his sisters, when Susan, the youngest, 
is 18. If any child dies before 21, leaving no issue, such share to 
survivors. Executrix — wife, Catherine. Witnesses — Peter Smith, 
Hannah Johnson, Jno. Johnson. Proved Jan. 31, 1815, when wife 
signed as Caty Johnson. 

1815 Mar 13. Inventory, $451.24; made by John Johnson, Jacob 
Miller.' File 1615 S. 



232 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1817, Apr. 1. Johnson, Dower, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $745.02; made by James Harriot, William M. Crowel. In- 
cludes a few names in accounts. File 10641 L. 

1816, Oct. 8. Johnson, Elzra, of Cape May Co. Int. Inventory, 
$153.94; made by James Townsend, Richard Townsend. Consists of 
2 items only: "corn growing on ground" and "amount of Debts on 
Book". Sworn to by Jeremiah Learning, Adm'r, Mar. 19, 1817. 

File 021 E. 

1816, Feb. 13. Johnson, George, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sidonia, 2 beds and bedding, 6 chairs, bureau, chest, 
cookery ware, andirons, shovel and tongs, looking glass, family 
Bible, while she lives, then same to oldest daughter. To Samuel 
Lewis, my hat and light "Setuet". To Joseph Linsey, my books. To 
William Johnson, my coat and pantalets. My wife to dispose of rest 
of wearing apparel. Moveable estate and watch to be sold, debts 
paid and residue, with rents of house and lot, to be used for mainte- 
nance of wife and children. When house is sold (at time youngest 
daughter is of age), wife to have % of proceeds and rest divided 
between children [unnamed], equally. Executors — wife, Sidonia, 
and William Mulford, in Salem, n.b. $100 of Mary Platser's in my 
hands to be mine for keeping her, if she never needed it. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Jenkins, George Gardiner, Edward Daughty. Proved 
Mar. 11, 1816, when Sidonia Johnson signed as Executrix. 

1816, Mar. 14. Inventory, $742.4414; made by Benjamin Wood, 
Andrew Jenkins. Includes notes of John Tracy, Benjamin Wood, 
John Page. File 3094 H. 

1814, June 6. Johnson, Henry, Jr. Int. Inventory, $298.00; made 
by Stephen Roy, Samuel Harker. Sworn to by Simeon Goble, Adm'r, 
June 6, 1814 before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. File 1425 S. 

1817, Sept. 13. Johnson, Jacoh, of Washington Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, Matthias, y^ of homestead, adjoining John 
Caveleer's, and other % to son, John. Matthias also my share of the 
marsh on Mudd Point. Daiighter, Ezebel Sturd, 20 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah Allen's heirs, 20 shillings. Daughter, Blewme Day, 20 
shillings. Daughters, Elizabeth Estill and Mary Johnson, each 20 
shillings. To granddaughter, Ackey (daughter of son, Matthias), 
bed and bedding, little wheel and to his daughter, Mary, my bureau. 
Residue to said son, Matthias. Executors — son, Matthias, brother, 
Jonathan Johnson. Witnesses — Jonathan and Mary Johnson, John 
Woolston. Proved Nov. 4, 1817, when Matthias Johnson signed as 
Executor. 

1817, Oct. 20. Inventory, $114.82; made by Hugh and Nickolas 
Johnson. File 12931 C. 

1812, June 2. Johnson, James M., of South Amboy Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co. Int. Inventory, $1,020.07; made by Moses Sproule, John Mc- 
Chesney. Includes uniform, coat, cap and sword, and a large Bible. 
Sworn to by Ephraim Johnson, John I. Covenhoven, Adm'rs, Oct. 20, 
1814. FTle 10475 L, 

1816, Feb. 12. Johnson, Jeremiah, Ksq., of Dennis Creek, Cape May 
Co. Int. Inventory, $6,884.90; made by Elijah Townsend, Jacob G. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 233 

Smith. Includes long list of names in accounts, quantities of boards 
and "cedar bolts", sloop "Sally & Spars", tavern sign, brass blunder- 
buss. Sworn to by James Diverty, Adm'r. July 29. 1816. File 912 E. 

1812, Oct. 10. Johnson, John, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Abigail, household goods; also use of 1/2 of house and maintenance by 
sons Uzal and Ogden, during widowhood. Son, Charles, $2,625. 
Daughter, Lillis, $250. Daughter. Abby, $250. Son, Uzal, house and 
garden he now possesses. Son, Ogden, my dwelling house and 
garden where I live. Sons to have equal right in pew in Presby- 
terial Church in Newark. Any residue of estate to said two sons 
as tenants in common. Executors— Wife, Abigail*, two sons, Ogden 
and Uzal. Witnesses— Zadock Brown. Jedediah Freeman. Aaron 
Munn. Proved Dec. 5, 1814. File 10840 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 28. Johnson, John, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use and benefit of all real estate until son, 
John, now about 15 years old. is 21. for maintenance of herself and 
the children that may remain with her. When said John is 21. all 
real estate to be sold. To wife, $1,000 in lieu of dower, and residue 
to be divided between children: Hart, William, John, Lucinda Britton, 
Amy Johnson, Jane Forst, Rachel Johnson and Mary Johnson. The 
unmarried daughters to have an outset if and when they marry. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, sons, Hart and William. Witnesses — 
Richard Opdycke, Jr., Ambrose Johnson, William Waterhouse. 

1816, Aug. 19. Codicil. Changing bequest to wife for privilege of 
the use and benefit of whole estate as long as she chooses to keep 
my family together, therefore the tavern lot and improvements 
thereon, and the small woodlot to be for her use. My saw mill lot 
and other lands near Thomas Lequears I advise my executors to sell. 
Witnesses— Abm. Coryell, Samuel Barcroft, John Waterhouse. Proved 
Oct. 31, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 29. Inventory, $4,924.39; made by Charles Tomlinson, 
John Waterhouse. File 2816 J. 

1815, Jan. 18. Johnson, John*, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Daughter. Ruth Walling, bed and bedding. Rest of estate to 
sons, David and George, and daughter, Elizabeth Wadington. Ex- 
ecutor — friend. Enos Ewing. Esq. Witnesses — John Harding, 
Keturah Ware. Rebecah Fithian. Proved Feb. 21. 1815. 

1815 Feb 21. Inventorv. $421.09; made by Job Stiles. George 
Bacon.' File 1743 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Mar. 6. Johnson, Ogden, of Newark. Essex Co.; will of. Wife. 
Pamelia, all household goods; also (during widowhood), use and 
possession of all other estate, real and personal; but if she marries 
again, she is to have only her lawful dower. After her death or 
marriage, all estate to my children. Son, Herman Griffin Johnson, 
1/2 thereof, and to daughters, Mary Ann Camp Johnson, and Pamela 
Johnson, the other V2. If said son should die under age leaving no 
issue, his share to daughters, equally; and if either of daughters 
should so die. her share to son and surviving daughter. Said chil- 
dren to have use and possession of their shares when 21. The 
legacies incumbent on me to pay under my father's will, and all my 
just debts to be paid out of personal estate, not given to wife, and 



234 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

if necessary, wood to be sold from woodlot on Second Mountain for 
that purpose. Executors to make division of all lands, tenements, 
mills and property now undivided, between my brother, Uzal, and 
myself, under the will of our father. Executors — wife, Pamela, and 
friends, Isaac Baldwin, of Newark, and Timothy Crane, of Crane 
Town. Witnesses — James Richards, Uzal Johnson, Joseph C. Horn- 
blower. Proved Mar. 30, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 25. Inventory, $1,882.41; made by Moses Roberts, Aaron 
Munn, Nathaniel Johnson. Includes a number of names in accounts. 

File 10914 G. 

1806, July 9. Johnson, Peter, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Debts to 
be paid. Two sons, John and Peter, farm whereon I live, containing 
170 acres, to be divided equally. Personal estate to be sold and 
proceeds divided between my daughters, Sophia, Jane and Catherine; 
each also to have £20 paid by sons. Grandson, Henry Johnson (son 
of my dec'd son, William), £5 out of real estate. Daughter, Sophia 
(widow of Benjamin Corle), to have room in house during widow- 
hood. Executors — son, John*, son-in-law, Geidiah Stout. Wit- 
nesses — Ephraim Yates, Henry Grove, David Gano. Proved May 10, 
1816. File 10592 L. 

* Signed by maik. 

[The inventory, as indexed, has been found to belong to estate of 
Peter Johnson who died in 1812 and will be found in file. No. 10347 L. 
Compiler's note.] 

1817, Apr. 14. Johnson, Sidonia, of Gloucester Co. Int. Inventory, 
$175,261/^; made by Benjamin Wilton*, Armstrong Sapp. Sworn to by 
Benjamin Wood, Edward Dougherty, Adm'r, Apr. 14, 1817. 

File 3144 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 28. Johnston, Williant*, of Galloway Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, i^ of proceeds of lands; % of meadow for 
her use and benefit; my fisheries; and Va of personal estate for life. 
Son, Thomas, already has his share. Three sons, David, William and 
John, whole of my plantation whereon I live, except 50 acres off 
northeasterly part which I give to grandson, Joseph Johnston. Son, 
David, to have the improvements which he had made where he lives. 
Son, Thomas, Vi part of fisheries and meadows and the other % to 
said three sons. Two daughters, Hannah French, and Michael Strick- 
land, all personal estate, after debts are paid. Executors — son, 
David*, son-in-law, Thomas French. Witnesses — Japheth Leeds, 
William Beckett, James Leeds. Proved June 14, 1814. 

1814, June 4. Inventory, $888.14; made by R'd Leeds, Daniel Leeds. 

File 3004 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1801, Mar. 10. Jones, Elizabeth, Sr., of New Hanover Twsp., 
Burlington Co., widow of Benjamin Jones; will of. Daughters, Sarah 
Gauntt, Elizabeth Jones, Esther Branson, Mary Jones, wearing ap- 
parel. Rest of estate, after paying debts, to Executrix, in trust, to 
support my grandsons, Esaias and Israel (sons of Israel Jones, dec'd), 
during their minority. When they are 21, they or their survivors to 
have residue; but if both die without issue, my four daughters to 
have the whole. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary (while single) to 
have use of household goods until grandsons are 21. Executrices — 



CAIv^NDAR 0^ WILLS 1814-1817 235 

two daug-hters, Elizabeth and Mary. Witnesses — Joseph Jones, John 
Herbert. 

1804, May 8. Codicil. Daughter, Mary, now Mary Harris, not to be 
Executrix of my will. To sons and daughters, each $1. Executrix — 
daughter, Elizabeth Jones. Witnesses — John Poinset, Ann Poinset. 
Proved May 24, 1814. 

1814, May 24. Testament of John Poinset as to handwriting of 
Joseph Jones and John Herbert, witnesses to above will, that Joseph 
Jones is now deceased and John Herbert hath left the State of New 
Jersey. 

1814, June 6. Inventory, $1,678.02; made by Jonathan Steward, 
Peter Nevius. Includes rents due from Benjamin Jones. 

File 12743 C. 

1816, Mar. 30. Jones, Hannah, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $27.99; made by Jacob Shull, Benjamin Dare. 
Sworn to by David Lupton, Adm'r, Apr. 12, 1816. File 1789 F. 

1815, Aug. 10. Jones, John, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, to have all estate, real and personal, after debts 
are paid, for use of herself and her children. Executrix — wife, 
Elizabeth. Witnesses — Isaac Hinchman, James Bukley, Michael 
Turner. Proved Sept. 21, 1815. 

1815, Sept. 19. Inventory, $1,050.81%; made by Jesse Richards, 
Isaac Hinchman. File 3051 H. 

1814, Mar. 11. Jones, Jonathan, of Wallpack Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $723.97; made by Thomas Decker, Jonathan Smith. 
Sworn to by Elias Mushback, Adm'r, Mar. 12, 1814. File 1426 S. 

1810, June 23. Jones, Joseph, of Orange, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Phebe, being old and infirm, to have use of estate, real and personal, 
during life, after which AV2 acres of meadow on south side of 
Parsons Creek to 3 daughters, Sarah (wife of Joseph Crane), Abigail 
(wife of Josiah Frost), and Phebe (wife of Lewis Munn). Son, 
Ichabod, has been given 4 acres on which he now lives. Residue of 
both real and personal estate including homestead to said son, 3 
daughters, and granddaughter, Abigail Jones (daughter of my dec'd 
son. Nathaniel), equally. Executors — wife, Phebe, friends, Caleb 
Tichenor, John Peck. Witnesses — Cyrenius Baldwin, Daniel Coleman, 
Ezra Baldwin. Proved June 25, 1816, when Caleb Tichenor and John 
Peck signed as Executors. 

1816, June 25. Inventory, $247.87; made by David Munn, Cyrus 
Jones. Includes list of "articles left for use of widow by consent 
of heirs who are all of age." File 10986 G. 

1815, Aug. 19. Jones, Joseph, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory $251.56; made by Dan Simkins, Jacob Shull. Sworn 
to by David Lupton, Adm'r. Aug. 26, 1815. File 1744 F. 

1815, May 6. Jones, Joshua, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Prudence, l^ of household goods, 2 rooms in house, 
$200, 1 cow; also $20 yearly for life; also maintenance by grandson, 
John Jones, all in lieu of dower. Son, Benjamin, land bought of 
executors of Jacob Hendrickson; also 60 acres from upper part of my 
farm adjoining the River Road and bounded as Stephen Titus ran 



236 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

the courses. Daughter, Mary Jones, $1,000 out of personal estate, 
riding chair, use of horse, 1 cow while single, and rest of household 
goods. Grandson, Joshua Jones, $100. Granddaughter, Mary Lan- 
ning, $100. Grandson, Isaac Wynkoop, $100. Grandson, Joshua Wyn- 
koop, $100. Grandson, John Jones, rest of plantation on which 1 
live and residue of personal estate. Executors — John Jones, John 
Scudder. Witnesses — William S. Moore, Israel Moore, Richard 
Scudder. Proved Nov. 10, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 6. Inventory, $5,403.81; made by William S. Moore, 
Aaron Moore. File 2882 J. 

1815, Nov. 21. Joucs, Samuel, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catharine, in lieu of dower, such of household 
furniture as she needs to keep house with, and farming utensils if 
she chooses to carry on the farm; also interest from the money I 
have out, during widowhood, for support and education of my chil- 
dren [unnamed]. Son, George, my colt. Residue to be divided 
equally between children, male and female, when of age. If wife 
should die or marry, farm to be sold. Executors — brother-in-law, 
Timothy L. Porter, friend, John Alpough (son of William). Wit- 
nesses — John Haas, Allies Haas, Hannah Eicke*. Proved Nov. 30, 
1815. 

1815, Nov. 24. Inventory, $2,241.24; made by Phillip Alpough, John 
Haas. Accounts of Tunes Dilley, James Rainey, John Yawger, Jere- 
miah Atchley, Mauris Eicke. 

1835, May 21. Inventory, $1,403.46; made by C. Bartles, Adam C. 
Davis. Sworn to by George Jones, Adm'r, de bonis non and C.T.A. 

File 2755 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Sept. 21. Joslen, Mary, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $229.62; made by Jonathan Shaw, Israel Bateman. 
Sworn to by Jonathan Socwell, Adm'r, Sept. 22, 1814. File 1687 F. 

181.% June 23. Joslin, Samuel*, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Gaine, use and profit of all estate, real and per- 
sonal, during life, after debts are paid. Son, Jedediah and grandson, 
Daniel Joslin, all lands, equally. Executor — son, Jedediah*. Wit- 
nesses — Aley Garrison, David Gifford*, William Garrison. Proved 
June 18, 1814. 

1814, May 23. Inventory, $60.75; made by George Souder, Jonathan 
Cornwell. File 1688 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Oct. 23. Ivaar, James, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $725.85; made by Aaron Davis, Jacob Miller. Includes sur- 
veyor's compass. Sworn to by Amos Davis, Adm'r, Apr. 5, 1817. 

File 1524 S. 

1816, Feb. 5. Kale, Henry, Sr.*, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Charity Hancock, interest of $6,000 for life, at 
her death, said sum to her children equally; also % of household 
goods, 4 cows, 10 sheep. Son, Henry, residue of real and personal 
estate. Executor — son, Henry, Jr. Witnesses — Thomas Adams, 
Mary Adams, Martha Adams. Proved May 28, 1817. 

1817, May 5. Inventory, $15,614.08; made by John Folwell, Joseph 
Richardson. File 12932 C 

* Signed by mark. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 237 

1814, Apr. 26. l-vanouss, Jacob, Jr., of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $719.61; made by William Speer, John Scott. In- 
cludes blacksmith tools in shop. Sworn to by David Kanouss, Adm'r, 
Apr. 28, 1814. File 1551 N. 

1816, May 24. Kay, Samuel, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, residue of estate. To my natural son (so called) 
Samuel Kay Hammett, (he being the son of Lidya Hammitt, now 
Blackwood), $400 for his maintenance and education. Executors — 
wife, Sarah, and John Clement of Haddonfield. Witnesses — Bowman 
Hendry, Jacob Roberts, John Roberts, Jr. Proved Nov. 29, 1817. 

File 3145 H. 

1814, Jan. 24. Kean, Andrew, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $965.95; made by John F. Snover, Samuel Lanning. Sworn 
to by George Keen, Jan. 31, 1814. File 1430 S. 

1814, Mar. 4. Keasbey, Joseph, of Elsenborough Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, lower part of my plantation adjoining 
Samuel Abbots, John Pancoast, Jeremiah Powel and Alloways Creek, 
containing 100 acres; woodland (except 12 acres off north end, bought 
of John Norris) ; and $250 in lieu of dower. Brother, Edward Keasbey, 
12 acres of marsh in Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., given me by will 
of my father, Edward Keasbey. Any other real estate to be sold 
and debts paid. Residue of land in Elsenborough and the 12 acres 
as excepted to Mark Stretch (son of John). Executors — wife, Hannah, 
friend, William Waddington. Witnesses — Anthony Nelson, Davis 
Nelson, Frances Nelson. Proved Mar. 13, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 24. Inventory, $4,143.75; made by Samuel Pancoast, 
Anthony Nelson. File 3133 Q. 

1814, Mar. 2. Keasbey, liydia*, of Lower Alloway's Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Daughters, Prudence Waddington, Sarah Keasbey, 
Grace and Elizabeth Keasbey, all personal estate. Daughters, Grace 
and Elizaeth, lot of land which, in part, came to me as one of heirs 
at law of my mother, Grace Carll, and in part by purchase from 
Elizabeth Patrick. Son, Edward Keasbey, meadow of Stoe Creek 
(10 acres), bought of my daughter. Prudence; also silver watch and 
$12. Edward Waddington to be guardian of my son, Edward until 
he is 14. Executor — said Edward Waddington. Witnesses — William 
Waddington, William Plummer, Elizabeth Mulford. Proved Mar. 10, 
1814. 

1814, Mar. 12. Inventory, $3,859.31; made by Jonathan Hildreth, 
Barzillai Jefferis. Includes money in hands of deceased, as guardian 
of Elizabeth Keasbey. File 3191 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Jan. 17. Keen, George, of Sussex Co. Int. Inventory, $225.60; 
made by Cornelius Vanhorn, William Vn Horn. Sworn to by Peter 
Keen*, Adm'r. Jan. 18, 1814. Pile 1427 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, , — . Keen, James. Int. Inventory, $186.55i2; made by 

Jacob Brinckerhoff, Joseph L. Keen. Sworn to by James Keen, "one 
of Adm'rs", May 17, 1815, before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex 
Co. File 10946 G. 



238 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Aug. 25. Keenan, Martin, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $412. 30^!; made by Adam Ramsay, Jacob Reese. 
Consists entirely of items of male attire, a horse, saddle and bridle, 
trunk, cash, notes of Arndt & Lambert, Jno. Baley. Sworn to by 
George M. Albright, Adm'r, Aug. 26, 1815. File 1473 S. 

1814, May 12. Kelley, Daniel, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $247.33; made by William Hart, John Wanamaker. 
Includes carpenter tools. Sworn to by John Kugler [Cougler], 
Adm'r. Jurat undated. File 2671 J. 

1814, Mar. 1. Kelly, Abner, of Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $697.90; 
"being balance of monies due from estate of Isaac Hewes, dec'd, 
late sole executor of the last will and testament of Abner Kille"; 
made by Jacob Johnson, Christopher Morris. Sworn to by Samuel 
Linch, Adm'r, de bonis non. Mar. 1, 1814. File 3065 Q. 

1817, Nov. 21. Kelsey, John, of Montague, Sussex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $974,031^; made by James B. Armstrong, Christopher Long- 
street. Inventory of book debts and accounts, $384.20; made by Jas. 
StoU, James B. Armstrong. Includes shoemaker's tools, 4 vats of 
Spanish hides, various skins and leathers. Sworn to by Elisabeth 
Kelsey, Adm'x, Nov. 25, 1817. File 1593 S. 

1816, Feb. 12. Ivendall, E^lizabetb. Int. Inventory, $208.78; made 
by William Harvey, James Harvey. Sworn to by Simon Benner, 
Adm'r, Feb. 28, 181C, before Dan'l Garrison, Surrogate of Salem Co. 

File 3251 Q. 

1815, Oct. 16. Ivendall, John, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Personal estate, and the saw mill, with 200 acres adjoining 
same, to be sold and debts paid. Residue to be divided between 
sisters, Rebeckah, Margaret and Hannah now living in Pennsyl- 
vania. Real estate in Harrison Co., Virginia, also to sisters. To 
Thomas, Jr., (son of Thomas Kendall), $100 when 21. Executor — my 
kinsman, Thomas Kendall. Witnesses— Thomas Davenport, Barzillai 
Johnson, Thos. Yarrow. Proved Nov. 3, 1815. 

1815, Oct. 30. Inventory, $80.00; made by William Adams, Samuel 
Dickenson. File 3206 Q. 

1817, Jan. 21. Kennedy, Mary Shaver, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $33.17; made by John Banghart, Samuel Laing. In- 
cludes "string of gold beeds" @ $5.00. Sworn to by Anna Kennedy, 
Adm'x, Jan. 20, 1817. File 1594 S. 

1817, Dec. 3. Kent, William, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $162.S7V2; made by Nickolas Boorum, Jr., James 
Fisher. Sworn to by Joseph Dunn, Dec. 4, 1817. File 10642 L. 

1813, May 19. Kern, Katherine'*, relict of Christopher Kern, late of 
Morris Co.; "being far advanced in life"; will of. Daughter, Kath- 
erine Kern, bed and bedding, which she calls her own. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Trimmer, to have all her beds and bedding; also the 
cupboard with contents. Sons, Frederick and Samuel Kern, the beds 
and bedding called their own. Daughter, Anna Henry, my bed and 
bedding. Cattle to be equally divided between sons, daughter. Kath- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 239 

erine and granddaug-hter, Mary Trimmer. Wearing apparel to 
daughter, Katherine and "if she thinks proper and has opportunity 
she may send them to her sister, Anna Henry". Executor — son, 
Jacob Kern. Witnesses — Andrew Ch. Bryan, John Swackhaniraer*. 
Proved Dec. 23, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 9. Inventory, $640.70; made by Jacob Weise, George 
Sharp. Includes accounts due estate from Samuel Kern, Jacob Kern, 
Philip Kern. File 1552 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Dec. 3. Kerns, Samuel, of Washington Tvi^sp., Morris Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,391,741^; made by Lawrence Hann, Jacob Weise. 
Includes blacksmith tools, iron in the shop. Sworn to by Jacob 
Kern, Adm'r, May 17, 1817. File 1688 N. 

1815, Feb. 16. Ketchani, William, of Pequanock Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Oldest son, Jesse, all carpenter tools he has had, and $5. 
Son, Samuel, black horse, and sideboard now in his possession. Son, 
John, the cash I have lent him and $5. Son, Joshua, all my carpenter 
and joiner tools. Daughter, Elizabeth, 1 whitewood cupboard, 1 
workstand. Daughter, Ann, 1 cow, bureau now at Samuel Ketchams, 
a bed and bedding. Executors — son, Samuel, friend and brother-in- 
law, Benjamin Howel. Rest of estate, real and personal, to be sold 
and debts paid. If any remainder, same to children, equally. Wit- 
nesses — David Peer, Samuel Allen, Joseph Harriman. Proved Mar. 
2, 1816. File 1646 N. 

1816, Oct. 12. Key, William, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, all real and personal estate, after debts are paid, during 
widowhood, after which same to my son, John; and if he dies under 
age leaving no issue then wife to have same. Executor — friend, John 
Gill. Witnesses — Nickolas Justice, William Harbert, Matthew Gill. 
Proved Jan. 17, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 13. Inventory, $352.37; made by John Pierson. Nickolas 
Justice. Includes a few names in accounts. File 3095 H. 

1812, Dec. 15. Keyser, Caspar. Int. Inventory, $6,123.48; made by 
John B. Beach, James Haggerty. Includes Bible, money in hands of 
Philip Kouch, money in hands of Peter Wintermoot and Israel Wade, 
amount of suit against Isaac Keyser, accounts of Benjamin Lewis 
and amount of vendue list. Sworn to by Thomas Armstrong, Adm'r, 
Nov. 18, 1814, before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex Co. File 1428 S. 

1815, Feb. 8. Keyt, David R., of Westfleld Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $198.43; made by Ezra Crane, John Denman. Includes 
gun and accutrements. Sworn to by Benjamin Crane, Adm'r, June 
27. 1815. File 10915 G. 

1814, Mar. 12. Kezeler, Mary. Int. Inventory, $141.36; made by 
Josiah Leonard, Robert Dodd. Includes balance of accounts due 
from Job S. Dodd. Sworn to by John Kezeler, Adm'r, Sept. 3, 1814, 
before Th. T. Kinney, Surrogate of Essex Co. File 10841 G. 

1814, Dec. 28. Kiger, Matthias, Jr., of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all moveable estate after debts are 
paid; also use and profits of real estate during widowhood. In case 



240 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of her marriage, she is to have V2 of same. Other 1/2 to daughter, 
Jane, and if she die without issue, same to Mary (daughter of my 
sister, Catherine). My share of land in the Agnew woods to be sold. 
Executor — friend, Samuel Ray. Witnesses — John G. Ballinger, Ben- 
jamin Fogg, James Lletear. 

1817, July 30. Administration, C.T.A. granted to Samuel Johnson. 

1817, Aug. 2. Inventory, $586,241/2: made by Benjamin Thompson, 
Thomas Eldridge. Includes tools and materials for wheel and wagon 
making. File 3329 Q. 

1815, Apr. 28. Killey, David, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, David, plantation in Chesterfield whereon he lives 
(Hartshorne Tantum's house and lot excepted), he paying to my 2 
daughters, Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Curtis) $533.33 and to Margaret 
(wife of George Furman), $176.00. Grandson, David Tantum, use of 
?6.66, and 8 grandchildren [unnamed] belonging to Hartshorne Tan- 
tum, each $36. Son, Samuel, plantation where I live, he paying 
daughter, Margaret $357.33, and sums to David Tantum and to other 
grandchildren as above. The Tantum children are, Joseph, Hannah, 
Hartshorne, Helena, Samuel, David, Amos and Robert. Executor — 
cousin, Joseph Hendrickson. Witnesses — Asa Middleton, Jediah 
Middleton, Gideon Middleton. Proved Feb. 7, 1817. File 9222 M. 

[Hartshorne Tantum, son of Joseph and Mary, married Miriam 
Kelley of Chesterfield, daughter of David and Hannah on Oct. 9, 
1795. See N. J. Archives, Vol. 22 p. 669. David Kelley of Upper 
Freehold Twsp., son of Joseph Kelley and Sarah Tilton, married 
Hannah Midleton at Chesterfield, Feb. 14, 1771. See same Vol. p. 
661. Compiler's note.] 

1814, July 18. Kimble, Peter. Int. Inventory, $90.67; made by 
Charles Oldham, George Pittenger. Includes carpenter tools, black- 
smith bellows. Sworn to by Peter Kimble*, Adm'r, Sept. 2, 1814, 
before John A. Boyd, Surrogate, Bergen Co. File 3638 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, June 13. Ivin§;, Alexander, of Randolph Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, 1 cow, 4 sheep, bed and bedding; use and 
profits of my farm, and rest of personal estate for life, after which 
the whole to be sold. Out of proceeds thereof, sons, Charles, 1 part, 
James, 1 part, John, 1 part, daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Maryon, 
Ann, Mary, Nancy and Phebe, each one part. Bach daughter (except 
Sarah) also a bed and bedding. Heirs of my son, Alexander, $50. 
Grandson, George Still, $50. Executors — wife, Martha, son, Charles 
King. Witnesses — Zephaniah Bayles, James Young, Cummins Oliver, 
Jr. Proved Sept. 17, 1814, when Charles King signed as Executor. 

1814, Sept. 16. Inventory, $574.16; made by Thomas Logan, Cum- 
mins Oliver, Jr. File 1553 N. 

1817, May 3. Kin^, James, of Randolph Twsp., Morris Co. ; will of. 
Son, Samuel, all real and personal estate, he paying debts and 
legacies. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Daniel Beers), £333; also 
curtains, 6 silver teaspoons. Son, James, £333. Son, George, £200. 
All to be paid when 21. Grandson, James (son of Samuel King), 
silver watch, to be kept by his father until he is 21. To Jane Gib- 
son, bed and bedding, a cow and maintenance during life. The 
legacies that will be due to James and William McKinney King to 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 241 

be kept by my son, Samuel, until they are of age. Executor — son, 
Samuel. Witnesses — Charles King-, Jane Gibson, Jr., James Young. 
Proved Nov. 29, 1817. 

1817, Dec. 6. Inventory, $988.75; made by Thomas Logan, Charles 
King-. Sworn to Mar. 17, 1818. File 1689 N. 

1817, Oct. 5. Iving, John, of Shre-wsbury Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
■wrill of. W^ife, Margaret, and children, William, Benjamin, Joseph, 
Elizabeth White, Catherin, Lydia and Mary King, all real and per- 
sonal estate, equally. Son-in-law, Timothy White (husband of 
Elizabeth), now in possession of 13 acres I purchased of Chosen 
Freeholders of Monmouth County whereon he has "set a dwelling 
house", he to pay |260 for same if he wishes to retain it as his 
property. Executors — sons, William, and Benjamin. Witnesses — 
Henry Tiebout, Anthony Dennis, Jacob Lippincott. Proved Oct. 21, 
1817, when Benjamin King signed as Executor. 

1817, Nov. 4. Inventory, $1,382.87; made by Jacob Lippincott, Henry 
Tiebout. Includes oyster beds in North River against Esek White's 
land in De Harts Creek; % the sloop "Sparrow Hawk" and a few 
names in accounts. File 9223 M. 

1816, Mar. 28. King, John, Jr., of Bloomfleld, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Leah, use and possession of real estate for life, it being 9 
acres on south side of old road leading to Newark on which is my 
dwelling house adjoining Thomas Keen, Samuel Farrand; woodland 
on north side of Newtown; also use of personal estate for life, she 
to keep, or manumit, my servant, Thomas, at her pleasure. Son, 
John, residue, after wife's death, said estate to "remain in the line 
of my legal heirs from generation to generation without end". Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Leah*, son, John, and friend, Abraham Speer. Wit- 
nesses — Abiathar Dodd, Cornelius Thomas, Thos. Keen, Jr. Proved 
May 8, 1816. 

1816, July 30. Inventory, $150.50; made by William Akers, Moses 
Crane. Includes carpenter tools and 2 benches, quarry tools. 

File 10987 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, June 25. King, Joseph, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $456.39; made by Jonathan Stewart, John 
Wright. Includes account against Barzillai Carman for goods lent 
his wife, for bed and bedding lent to Ann, wife of Moses Brown. 
Sworn to by Joseph Oliver, Adm'r, July 1, 1816. File 12875 C. 

1817, Feb. 1. King, .Toscyb*, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
W^ife, Kezia, all real and personal estate after debts are paid. To 
Mary (wife of Joseph Gardner), a cow. Son, Ruben, wearing ap- 
parel. Executors — wife, Kezia, friend, Timothy Allen. Witnesses — 
Daniel Crane, Joseph Ross, Rachel Crane. Proved Nov. 22, 1817, 
when Timothy Allen signed as Executor. 

1818, Apr. 18. Inventory, $122.68; made by Silas Lindsley, Moses 
Allen. Includes shoemaker bench and tools, "wearing apparel of 
Yeph. King". File 1690 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 25. King.sland, David, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co., 
shipwright; will of. Wife, Ann, all estate, real and personal, during 
widowhood, for use and benefit of my daughter, Elizabeth. At end 



242 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of widowhood, to my son, David, the house and lot whereon I live 
(adjoining Henry King-sland, James Jeroleman, Charles Kingsland, 
dec'd, Aaron Kingsland, dec'd, Jane McPeak). Son, Stephen, all 
that part of farm adjoining above. Son, Cornelius, all land left me 
by my father; also the land purchased of Nathaniel Kingsland, now 
dec'd. Said sons, to have salt meadow as tenants in common; also 
meadow on Passaic River. Daughter, Rachel Deforest, $437.50. 
Daughter, Catherine Sandford, $437.50. Daughter, Ann Kingsland, 
$437.50. Son, Stephen, $875 in trust for use of my daughters, Jane 
Wiley and Mary Garrison. To daughter, Elizabeth, (in lieu of out- 
set), $1,000 and a room in house. Any residue of estate to children 
(as named), equally. Executors — sons, Stephen, David and Cornelius. 
Witnesses — John Dow, John Kingsland, John Gordon, Jr. Proved 
June 25, 1814. 

1814, June 25. Inventory, $3,829.19; made by John Dow, James J. 
Joralemon. Includes ship carpenter's tools. File 3639 B. 

1814, Mar. S. Klns.sland, Margaret*, of Bloomfield, Essex Co., 
widow of William Kingsland; will of. Son, John, lot of salt meadow 
on east side of Morrises Creek. Son, William, 10 acres at Newtown, 
adjoining public road, Mary Brown, Third River; should he not re- 
turn from Pittsburgh, then % of said land to his son, William, and 
other % to my four daughters, Elizabeth Stager, Mary Speer, Mar- 
garet Vreeland and Rachel Rutan. Margaret (daughter of Richard 
Stager), 6 silver teaspoons. Margaret (daughter of John I. Vree- 
land), my Bible. Margaret (daughter of my son, John Kingsland), 
6 china cups and saucers. To Caty (wife of my son John), $4. All 
other estate, including a note due me from Abraham T. Cadmus, to 
four daughters. Executors — son, John, friend, Samuel H. Rutan. 
Witnesses — William Joralemon, Abraham Rutan, Garret Tuors. 
Proved Aug. 20, 1814. File 10842 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Feb. 21. Kinkle, Matthias, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Christeen, bed, cupboard and contents; tea kettle, 
warming pan and German books; also % of moveable estate if she 
will pay debts thereout. Residue to be divided between my children 
as the law directs. Wife also to have possession and profits of real 
estate during widowhood. After her death or marriage, said lands 
to 2 sons, Peter and John, they paying to my daughter, Cathereen, 
$70 (and not to her husband), and to her daughter, Margret, $30 
when 21. They are to pay also to my daughter, Susannah, $200, and 
to my son, George, $450 (it being for labor and his share of my 
lands, besides what he has received). Should any die without issue, 
his share to survivors. John also to have colt, 4 sheep, a new 
saddle and bridle because he is not now of age. Executors — wife, 
Christeen, and friends, John Wass, Aaron Kozen, they to be guard- 
ians to minor children. Witnesses — Isaac Read. Samuel Lanning, 
Conrad Kean. Proved Aug. 10, 1814, when Christeen Kinkle* and 
John Wass* signed as Executors. 

1814, Aug. 9. Inventory, $952.25; made by John F. Snover, Samuel 
Lanning. Includes lumber at Snover's saw mill, and carpenter tools. 

File 1402 S. 

♦ Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 243 

1817, Ans. 4. Kinney, Adrian, Sr., of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, ?3,053.81; made by Folkard Vorhees, Asher 
Stout. Sworn to by Joseph Hankinson, Elijah Warford, Adm'rs, Aug-. 
9, 1817. File 2883 J. 

1815, Feb. 24. Kinsburj-, Mary. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; 
made by John Merkel*, Charles Wintemute. Sworn to by Johan 
Shuster, Adm'r, Feb. 27, 1815, before D. Stuart, Surrogate of Sussex 
Co. File 1472 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Nov. 30. Kip, Jane*, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Son, Samuel Bervoort, all plantation adjoining George Vorhis, Saddle 
River, John Ryers, Henry Bervoort, Benjamin Addis, containing 100 
acres; also residue of real and personal estate. Husband, Ralph R. 
Kip, possession of above lands until son is 21 years. Father, Garret 
Zabriskie, to have a decent support out of lands devised to Samuel. 
Executors — Ralph R. Kip, John I. Berdan. Witnesses — William 
Sprigg, Lawrence Ackerman, John Berdan, Jr. Proved Jan. 25, 1817. 

1816, Dec. 25. Inventory, $69.87; made by George, and Albert G. 
Doremus. File 3736 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

ISie, July 4. Kirby, Saninel, of New Hanover, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,542.47; made by Abraham Tilton, Amos Wright. Sworn 
to by Thomas Kirby, Adm'r, July 15, 1816. File 12876 C. 

1815, Mar. 6. Kirkbride, Phiiiehas, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Martha, % part of all estate, real and per- 
sonal in lieu of dower. To 11 children, William, Mary Wilson, 
Phinehas, John, Malon, Stacy, Marjory Mather, Joseph, Jonathan, 
Job and Martha Kirkbride, the other % thereof. Sons to have 2 
shares to daughters one share. Any of three youngest sons who 
may not get "the art or mystery of some mechanical branch or 
trade" is to have $100 over the aforesaid share. My "orphan chil- 
dren" to have interest of their shares for maintenance and educa- 
tion until they are 21. Executors — wife, Martha, two sons, Phinehas 
and John. Witnesses — Philip Strieker, Lewis Stockton, Asa Rogers. 
Proved Apr. 14, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 13. Inventory, $2,535.10; made by Asa Rogers, Philip 
Strieker. File 12820 C. 

1801, June 15. Kirkpatrick, David, of Bernard Twsp., Somerset 
Co., "having arrived at a good old age"; will of. All debts to be 
paid. Son, Alexander, 14 part of plantation on Mine Brook (90 
acres), purchased of Joseph Annin. Son, Andrew, the other % 
thereof. Son, David, part of plantation whereon I live, south of a 
line run March 27, 1801 by Wilson Stout, beginning in line between 
me and Joseph Roy ... to Rutherford's line . . . Penn's line; also 
my negro man, Caesar, and Ys of live stock (as inventoried), grains, 
and farming utensils, house clock and family Bible. Rest of estate 
to said sons, Alexander and Andrew, they paying to my 4 daughters, 
Elizabeth, $625 (including the $250 advanced her for education of 
her sons), Mary, $625 and large looking glass, Ann, $625, Jennet, 
$625. Executors — 3 sons, Alexander, Andrew and David. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Roy, Daniel Heath, Malachi McCollom. 



244 ^^HW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1812, Dec. 12. Codicil. Revoking- bequest of 90 acres to sons, 
Alexander and Andrew and giving same to son, Daniel. Since 
making mj' will, I have advanced to daughters and their families: 
Elizabeth, $350, and Mary, the amount of a bond which I hold 
against her dec'd husband, Hugh Gaston ($622.00); Anne and to her 
husband since her death, $425 and to Jennet, $300 (being the value 
of my negro man, Dick, whom I this day give to her husband, Dick- 
inson Miller) ; all said sums to be charged as part of their legacies. 
Witnesses — Hugh McEowen, William Simpson, Malachi McCollom. 
Proved Apr. 9, 1814, when David Kirkpatrick signs as Executor. 

1814, Apr. 9. Inventory, $324.76; made by Daniel Heath, Hugh 
McEowen. File 1590 R. 

1816, Jan. 0. Kitchen, Jonathan, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $214.42; made by Joseph Holcomb, Phillip Pidcock. 
Sworn to by Amos Wilson, Adm'r, Jan. 11, 1816. File 2817 J. 

1815, Oct. 11. Kline, David, of Brldgewater Twsp., Somerset Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,762.08; made by William McEowen, John A. 
Powelson. Includes implements of husbandry, and of tanning. 
Sworn to by Mary Kline, Adm'x, Feb. 1, 1816. File 1680 R. 

1795, May 8. Knowles, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, best room in house, maintenance and firewood, 
"doctoring and nursing when required"; also horse and sa'ddle "when 
she pleaseth"; also £3 yearly, during widowhood, all in lieu of 
dower. Her wearing apparel to be at her own disposal. Sons, John 
and Levi, all estate, real and personal, to be equally divided. Daugh- 
ters, Hannah, £30; Sarah, £50; and Elizabeth, £50 and an outset 
equal to her sister, Martha's; also privilege of a home with her 
mother, and maintenance; also "a horse for her riding when she 
pleaseth not exceeding 15 days a year". Granddaughter, Orpah 
Phillips, £15; a new saddle and bridle, pewter platter and looking 
glass when 21. Grandson, Aron Phillips, £15 when 21. Executors — 
2 sons, John and Levi Knowles. Witnesses — Samuel Fidler, Ebenezer 
Howell, Joseph Phillips. Proved May 31, 1816. 

1816, May 30. Inventory, $1,003.35; made by Joseph Phillips, John 
Fidler. File 2818 J. 

1814, July 16. Kyzor, Anno*, of Frankfort Twsp., Sussex Co., 
widow, "being advanced in age"; will of. Daughter, Jamima (wife 
of Joseph Boylan), 1 bed and bedding; also a scarlet cloak, black 
silk shawl, brass kettle and 2 sheep. Granddaughter, Anna Boylan, 
bureau. Grandson, Benjamin Boylan, family stove. Daughter, Sarah 
Wintermute, hive of bees and to her daughter, Anna Winterniute a 
hive of bees. Granddaughter, Anna Kinker, 1 hive of bees. Daugh- 
ter, Mary (wife of Israel Wade), a hive of bees. Son-in-law, Joseph 
Boylan to have use of all money due me and my late husband, 
Joshua Kyzor, and personal estate now in hands of Thomas Arm- 
strong, one of executors of said husband for 5 years. Residue of 
estate to daughters, Margaret (wife of Sylvanus Youngs), Catherine 
(widow of Philip Kinker), Sarah Wintamute, Mary Wade, Anna 
(wife of Benjamin Lewis), and Jemima Boylan, believing my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth (wife of Ebenezer Alu?), and son, Isaac Kyzor, and 
the representatives of my dec'd son, Abraham Kyzor, have had their 
shares. Executors — Joseph Boylan, William A. Ryerson. Wit- 



CALENDAR OP WILLS 1814-1817 245 

nesses — Peter Dewitt, Zachariah Price, Jr., James Roberts. Proved 
Mar. 4, 1816, v/hen Joseph Boyland signed as executor. 

1816, Feb. 7. Inventory, $174.87; made by Joseph Cox, John 
Hagerty. File 1506 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1807, Apr. 20. liobaw, David, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. ; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all lands in Amwell and Hopewell, for life; 
also a bed and bedding, 8-day clock, walnut chest, table, 6 chairs, 
brass kettle, iron pots, dishes, cow, one mare, 6 sheep, 3 hogs, for 
use of family as long as she lives. Daughter, Mary Labaw, bed 
and bedding, a pine chest, table, 6 chairs, spinning wheel, cow, 
looking glass and use of the back room in my house while single. 
Brother, Daniel Labaw, the bed which he now uses, a cow and a 
home in my house for life. Care of my lands to my son, James 
Labaw, he (with the help of Daniel Labaw), to care for his mother 
and sister, Mary, and at death of his mother, he shall have full 
possession of all said lands, he paying to my son, Charles, £100. 
Rest of moveable estate to be sold. Out of proceeds thereof, to my 
son, Francis Labaw, %; to son, Lewis, %; to son, David, %; to daugh- 
ter, Deliverance Golden, %; and 'to daughter, Mary, %. Executor — 
son, James Labaw. Witnesses — Abraham Servis, Isaac Williamson, 
Elisha Morgen. Proved Apr. 4, 1814. 

1814, May 28. Inventory, $1,435.58; made by Elisha Morgan, Wil- 
liam Stout. Includes hoops and turning tools, turning lathe, black- 
smith anvils, bellows, shoemakers bench and tools, and a large Bible. 

File 2672 J. 

1814, Oct. 24. Liabatv, Mary, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $381.25; made by Philip Servis*, William Stout. Sworn to 
by Louis Labaw, Adm'r, Aug. 12, 1815. File 2756 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Nov. 2. Liacey, Autis, of New Mills, Burlington Co.; relict of 
John Lacey, Esq.; will of. Son, John R. Lacey, all real estate in 
New Mills consisting of "houses, barns, stables, outhouses, lots of 
land, shops, stores, grist mill, saw mill, etc., with the millpond, 
dams, floodgates, etc., with privilege of raising water for use of the 
forge and mills and use of woodland". Residue of estate, real and 
personal, to three daughters, Eliza Smith, Catherine Darlington, 
Jane C. Hough, equally. Executors — son, Thomas, and sons-in-law, 
William L. Smith, William Darlington and Jonathan Hough. Wit- 
nesses — William Scott, Charles Ewing, Samuel Paxson. Proved 
Feb. 27, 1816, when William L. Smith, Thomas R. Lacey, Jonathan 
Hough signed as Executors. 

1816, Feb. 24. Inventory, $3,693,041/2; made by Thomas Swaim, 
William Horner. Includes note of Thomas R. Howell, dated Apr. 
17, 1815, balance due from estate of Charles Marll as stated by 
Charles F. Lott, one of Executors. File 12877 C. 

1811, July 24. Liacey, John, of Newmills, New Hanover Twsp., 
Burlington Co., General; will of. Wife, Antis, residue of all estate, 
real and personal, after debts and legacies are paid. Daughter, 
Eliza (wife of William Smith), $1,000 and all I heretofore gave her. 
Daughter, Kitty (wife of William Darlington), $1,000 and all I have 
given her heretofore. Daughter, Jane C. Lacey, $2,000. "Whereas 
Farrago Forge in Monmouth Co., was built in partnership with my 



246 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

son, Thomas R. Lacey, and the title thereof is yet in one", said 
Thomas is to pay the V2 of cost of procuring land, building forge, 
and appurtenances thereto, and Executors to give him a deed for my 
1/2 thereof. Son, Thomas also to have my share (about $1700) of 
the stock of the Newmills forge, formerly the partnership of Cooke 
and Lacey. My wife to take care of my aged mother and provide 
for her. Executors — friends, Caleb Newbold, William Irick. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Carlile, Richard Campion, Elijah L. Gaskill. Proved 
Mar. 14, 1814, 

1814, Apr. 4, 5, 6. Inventory, $7,250.4414; made by Joseph Bolton, 
William Horner. File 12744 C. 

1810, Aug. 18. Lafetra, "William, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, in lieu of dower, % of residue of 
estate. Other % to 4 children, Grace Herbert, Jesse, Samuel and 
Jane Lafetra, or their survivors. Executor — friend, Tylee Williams. 
"Witnesses — Reuben Shreve, Samuel West, John Curtis. Proved INIar. 
15, 1817. File 9224 M. 

1812, May 19. Laing;, Hannah*, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Lundy, bed and bedding. Son, Elijah, $26.66, 
large Bible. Granddaughter, Hannah Lundy, pair silver sleeve but- 
tons. Residue to be divided betv,^een all my children [unnamed], 
sons and daughter, being six in number. Executors — son, Samuel 
Laing, and Daniel Lundy. Witnesses — Zachariah Pound, Levi Lundy. 
Proved June 21, 1815, when Daniel Lundy signed as Executor, Samuel 
Laing having renounced. 

1815, Feb. 24. Inventory, $523.36; made by George Lundy, A. 
Wilson. File 1616 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Augr. 10. Laing [Laighn], Joshua, of Amwell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Patience, all personal estate, house and lot 
where I live for life. After her death said house and lot to Mahelie 
Malaboy (daughter of Thomas Maleboy). Executors — wife, Patience 
and Samuel Wilson. Witnesses — John Akers, William L. Mathis, 
Peirson Matthis. Proved Sept. 11, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 10. Inventory, $275.00; made by Walter Wilson, Peirson 
Mathis. File 2884 J. 

1816, Oct. 29. Laird, William G., of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $3,000.96; made by William P. Covenhoven, John Perrine, 
Jr. Sworn to by Alice Laird, John J, Ely, Adm'rs, Nov. 12, 1816. 

File 9184 M. 

1814. Feb. 1. liambertson, James, of South Amboy Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co. Int. Inventory, $1,316.59; made by John Morgan, Joseph 
Cottrell. Sworn to by Ann Lamberson*. Samuel Pitney, Adm'rs, Feb. 
12, 1814. File 10476 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 24. Lamerson, Conrad, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Frederick T. Hoffman, 
William H. Yawger. Includes set of smith tools. Sworn to by John 
Hoffman, Adm'r, Oct. 26, 1814. File 2673 J. 



CALENDAR OI? WILLS 1814-1817 247 

1814, May 24. liOndis, Catherine*, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. All estate, after debts are paid, to daughter, Rebecca 
Runckel. Executor — son-in-law, John Runckel. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Hart, Hannah Long-, Paul Kuhl. Proved Nov. 6, 1816. 

1816, Nov. 4. Inventory, $120.59; made by John Lequear, Paul Kuhl. 
Includes an annuity due at her decease. File 2819 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Feb. 29. Landon, Zebulon, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $868,871/2; made by Peter Salman, Jr., Abraham Vantuyl, 
Includes a French gun and a fuse gun. Sworn to by Thos. Landon, 
Adm'r, Mar. 6, 1816. File 1647 N. 

1816, Mar. 26. Lane, Gilbert, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, use and possession of all estate, real and 
personal, during widowhood; but if she marries again, she is to have 
a bed and bedding, cow, and % of household goods in lieu of dower. 
After her death or marriage, all estate to be sold, or divided be- 
tween my son, Cornelius, and heirs of my daughter, Elizabeth Em- 
mons, with following exceptions: to Mary (wife of John Quick), 
$125; the share of Elizabeth to her children, as the law directs. Ex- 
ecutors — 2 grandsons, John A. Emans, and Gilbert Lane. Witnesses — 
Nickolas Ott, David Bond, Cornelius Van Horn. Proved May 7, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 30. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Peter Quick, 
Cornelius Van Horn. File 2820 J. 

1814, Apr. 14. Langley, Joel, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $472.47; made by Jacob Wick, Matthias Miller. Sworn to 
by Mary Langley*. Adm'x, Apr. 16, 1814. File 3050 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 18. Langley, Joel, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co. Int. In- 
ventory [not totaled]; made by John May, John Soper. A few 
names in accounts. Sworn to by Samuel Langley, Adm'r, de bonis 
non. April 17, 1815. File 3167 Q. 

1814, Sept. 26. Lanin^, Daniel, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Susanah, in lieu of dower, 1 bed and bedding, 
furniture for 1 room; also £300; also a cow during widowhood. At 
her marriage she is to have interest of any remaining sum. Two 
sons, William and Daniel, all real estate, equally, they paying 
legacies after they are 21. Two daughters. Valley Cornell and 
Jemima Hart, each £50. Rest of moveables to be sold and debts 
paid. Executors — wife, Susannah* and Daniel Cook. Witnesses — 
Anthony Cook, Daniel Reed, Isaac Mershone, Proved Noc. 20, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 16. Inventory, $4,694.98; made by Ephraim Roberts, 
Daniel Reed. File 2757 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Feb. 6. Laning, John, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, bed and bedding, linens, negro woman named 
Dinah and cupboard. Son, Edward, lot of woodland (12 acres), ad- 
joining Nathaniel Hunt, Esq.; also 2 upper fields (excepting a road 
through same from my homestead to my woodland), and reserving 
to my estate any crop that may be planted at time of my death; 
also meadow known as the 5-acre lot, he to pay my daughter. Abbe 



248 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOIvUTlONARY DOCUMENTS 

Hooper, $206.67. Said daug-hter, Abbe, also to have the 1-acre 
meadow. Daug-hter, Elizabeth Hart, the field adjoining Ephralm 
I'hillips and George Bullock and after her death, to her children 
[unnamed], when of age. Daughter, Mary Lawrence, lot purchased 
of Samuel Opdyke, with improvements thereon and household goods 
as lent her, and after her death, same to be sold and proceeds to 
her children equally. To 3 daughters, Sarah, Martha, Susanna, each 
a bed and bedding and residue equally with wife. Daughter, Charity 
Allen, $333.33. Executors — daughter, Martha Laning, son-in-law, 
Thomas Hooper, and John Flock. Witnesses — Daniel Agnew, 
Theophilus Phillips, Samuel Hunt. Proved Nov. 28, 1816. 

1816, Nov. 27. Inventory [not totaled]; made by David Agnew, 
Theophilus Phillips. File 2821 J. 

1817, Sept. 34. Laning, Mary, of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, ?119,75; made by John Strader, Peter Weller. Sworn to 
by William Runkle, Adm'r, Sept. 24, 1817. File 1596 S. 

1817, Jan. 22. Laniiis, WilUani, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $725.91; made by Evens Hoppoch, Jeremiah Lambei-t*. 
A few names in accounts. Sworn to by Enock Laning, John Wilson, 
Adm'rs, Jan. 22, 1817. File 2885 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Feb. S>. Laiiiiing, Asa, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $144.50; made by Clayton Decow*, John Larkins*. 
Sworn to by Ruth Lanning*, Jacob Gasklll, Adm'rs, Feb. 11, 1815. 

File 12822 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 15. Laiining:, Joseph*, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Sons, James, Benjamin, John, Nathaniel, Cornelius, and daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, and Ann, each $220. To Ann also a bed and bedding. 
To Mary (daughter of John Lanning), $30. To Eliser Ann (daughter 
of Joseph Lanning, Jr., dec'd), $30. Executors — David Parke, John 
Strader. Witnesses — Joseph Johnston, Thomas Bowlby. Proved Apr. 
12, 1814, when David Parke signed as executor. 

1814, Apr. 2. Inventory, $l,951.10i/^ ; made by Joseph Johnston, 
Richard Rounsavell. File 2674 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, June 10. LntEiiinir, Samuel, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $737.71; made by Benjamin Yard, William Potts. It 
is called "% of total sum". Includes blacksmith tools, and book ac- 
counts [no names given]. Sworn to by Joseph Laning, Adm'r, Nov. 
12, 1814. File 2675 J. 

1816, Jan. — . Larison, William, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Cornelius, farm I now live on, for life and then to his 
children but if he dies leaving no issue, said farm to my daughter, 
Parmeli Hunt, and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Larison Parke 
and Rachel Rolin Parke (both daughters of said Parmeli). Cornelius 
also to have live stock and farming utensils. To Jonathan Hunt 
(husband of Parmeli), the farm whereon they live and then to their 
children [unnamed]. Granddaughters, Elizabeth L. and Rachel R. 
Parke, each $200 furniture and linens. Granddaughter, Franclna 



CAIvENDAR OF* WILLS 1814-1817 249 

Anderson Hunt, $100. Rest of estate to Parmeli. Executors — son, 
Cornelius, son-in-law, Jonathan Hunt. Witnesses — Rynier Vansickel, 
Furman Vansyckel, David Vansyckel. Proved Nov. 12, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 28. Inventory, $4,396.03; made by Ira Jewell, Rynier 
Vansickel. Includes musket, set of carpenter tools. File 2822 J. 

1814, Apr. 14 (15). I^arrue, Uriah, of King-wood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $4,331.95; made by Abraham Lawshe, Thomas 
Hoff. Includes a number of names in accounts, a bayonet and cart- 
ridge box, lath at Taylor's Mills. Sworn to by Thomas Gordon, 
Jacob Race, Adm'rs. Jurat undated. File 2G76 J. 

1S14, Oct. 1. Liath, Margaret, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made by Thomas Murphey, Joseph 
Elwell. Sworn to by George Lath, Adm'r, Jan. 5, 1815. File 3213 Q. 

1815, Nov. 27. La^ourette, William. Int. Inventory, $55.75; made 
by Peter Haug-hawout, William Case. Sworn to by Peter Case, 
Adm'r, Nov. 28, 1815, before I. F. Blackwell, Surrog-ate of Hunterdon 
Co. File 2758 J. 

— ' — , Jan. 29. Laurence, Mary Ann, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $2,450.00; made by George M. Furmay, "William Closson. Sworn 
to by Henry L. Waddell, "brother and Adm'r", Jan. 28, 1815. 

File 2759 J. 

1798, Aug. 27. Laurence, Richard, of Shre^vsbury, Monmouth Co., 
"being- nearly 78 years of age"; will of. Wife, Alice, use of all 
estate, real and personal, during -w-idowhood, but in case of her 
marriage, £100 in lieu of dower. Only son, Richard, my undivided 
half of two lots of land in Amboy given me by will of my father; 
also a small lot in Weslesly, Rhode Island. Residue of all estate to 
children, Richard, Sarah [? paper torn], Mary and Elizabeth. Ex- 
ecutors — son, Richard and sons-in-law, William Hartshorne, John 
Barrow, Joseph Byrd. Witnesses — Benjamin Jackson, Nathan Allen, 
Ann Allen. Proved April 15, 1815, when William Hartshorne signed 
as Executor. File 9143 M. 

1814, Sept. 3. Lawrence, Mary, of Monmouth Co.; will of. My 
right in the Mulberry Hill farm (inherited from my father), to my 
brother, John Lawrence, my sisters, Elizabeth LeConte and Sarah 
Lawrence and my niece, Helena Lawrence Pennington (said niece 
not being entitled to her share during lives of my brother and 
sisters). Other outlands (Inherited from my father), to same and 
niece, Elizabeth Lawrence Wardell (said Elizabeth to have her share 
after deaths of brother and sisters). Personal estate to Helena 
Pennington. Executors — brother, John, and sisters, Elizabeth and 
Sarah. Witnesses — Mary Hartshorne, John Eldredge, Obadiah 
Eldredge. Proved Feb. 10, 1816, when John Lawrence signed as Ex- 
ecutor. File 9185 M. 

1816, May 31. Lawrence, Samuel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory, $283.21; made by Jacob Kester and Samuel Phillips. Sworn 
to by Catharine Lawrence, Adm'x, June 13, 1816. File 2823 J. 



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1817, Oct. 8. Ijawrence, Samnel, of Juliustown, Springfield Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Brother, Richard Lawrence, my 2 tenements 
on south side of road in Juliustown. Residue of estate to sister, 
Mary Lawrence. Executor — brother, Richard Lawrence. Witnesses — 
John Newbold, Isaac Bigalow, Thomas Bedford. Proved Dec. 22, 
1817. File 12933 C. 

1815, Sept. 20. Lawrie, Thomas, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, income from plantation for 4 years with which 
to bring up and educate children, after which said plantation to be 
sold. Out of proceeds, to wife, $3,000, household goods to keep house 
with, all in lieu of dower. Daughter, Lydia Lawrie, bed and bedding, 
and bureau. Two sons, Thomas and James, wearing apparel. Per- 
sonal estate to be sold and debts paid. Residue to be divided among 
children, Thomas, James, Lydia, Abigail, Hannah, Deborah, Ann, and 
Jane when of age to them or their survivors. Cedar swamp in East 
Jersey to be sold, impowering friend, John Hankins, of Upper Free- 
hold, in Monmouth County, to make sale thereof. Money to son, 
Thomas, when 21. Executors — friends, David Davis, Joseph Davis, 
both of Woodstown. Witnesses — Jonathan Smith, Thomas Davis, 
William White. Proved Oct. 13, 1815. 

1815, Oct. 20. Inventory, $3,870.34; made by Samuel Cawley, Joshua 
Barnes. Sworn to Apr. 8, 1816. File 3197 Q. 

1816, Feb. 20. Iiawxie, Thomas, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Martha M., $10,000 in lieu of dower; also the 
silver plate she brought to me; also all household goods she brought 
and all household goods she chooses to select. $100 to the Prepara- 
tive Meeting of Quakers in Upper Freehold for building sheds for 
horses of Friends attending that Meeting "as in now in contempla- 
tion". Also $200 to same for keeping the graveyard and fence en- 
closing same in good repair. To cousin, Hannah Black, of Salem, 
$100. To Jamima Fawcett (now living in my family), $50. Uncle, 
Edward Black, riding chair, harness, $50. Brother, William Lawrie, 
wearing apparel and razors. Brother-in-law, William S. Morris, his 
bond for $300. Rest of personal and real estate to be disposed of by 
Executors. Said lands in the counties of Burlington, Monmouth or 
elsewhere. Money arising therefrom to my brother, William, and 
sisters, Elizabeth Newbold, and Ann Holmes. Executors — brother, 
William, and brother-in-law, John Newbold. Witnesses — Gulielma 
Maria Smith, Isaac Collins, William Black, Jr., Jno. J. Smith, Jr. 

1816, Feb. 21. Codicil. For her present support, wife, Martha, to 
be paid $500 at once and the $10,000 as soon as convenient. Wit- 
nesses — same. Proved Mar. 22, 1816. 

1816, Mar. 14. Inventory, $6,732.25; made by Joseph M. Lawrie, 
Abraham Tilton. File 12878 C. 

1815, Dec. 31. Layton, Isaac*, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. After debts are paid, all proceeds of personal estate to be divided 
between Lydia Dodge and her two sons, Joseph Layton and Taylor 
Layton. Executors — friend, James Frost, Esq. Witnesses — Samuel 
Cooper, Samuel Carman, James Frost, Jr. Proved Jan 8, 1816. 

1816, Jan. 4. Inventory, $130.25; made by Samuel Carman, Samuel 
Cooper. File 9186 M. 

* Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 25 1 

1817, Apr. 18. liaytoii, John, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co.; will of. "Wife, 
Priscilla, residue of all estate. Daughter, Margaret, bed and bedding-. 
Sons, John, Edmond, Jonathan, Thomas, Olbert, Safty, Statia, Paul, 
William, Nathan, and daughter, Jane, each fifty cents. Executors — 
wife, Priscilla. Witnesses — John Mayhew, Holmes Parvin, Jr. Proved 
June 11, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 24. Inventory, $412. 89i^; made by John Mayhew, John 
Davis. File 3355 Q. 

1814, Mar. 9. Lreach [Lefch], Peter*, of Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, house and lot whereon I now 
live on north side of the road, to be at her disposal. Two lots on 
south side of said road, with the stable and pump, to be sold, reserv- 
ing use of well to said wife during her lifetime. Executor — Enos 
Woodruff. Witnesses — Moses Dopson, Mark Noble*, Leatice Hares. 
Proved Mar. 16, 1814. File 3192 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Mar. 5. Leap, Peter, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,638.75; made by Joseph Batten, John Pierson. Includes 
list of articles "taken by the widow". Sworn to by John Gill, Adm'r, 
Mar. 7, 1817. File 3147 H. 

1813, Dec. 29. Leapole, Hannah, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory. $51.41; made by David Davis, Joseph Davis. Affirmed 
by Thomas Barber, James Cassedy, Adm'rs, June 14, 1814. 

File 3053 Q. 

1816, Nov. 5. Liear, John Christopher*, of Lamberton, Nottingham 
Twsp., Burlington Co.; will of. To trustees of Baptist Church of 
Nottingham Square, $10 for keeping fence around graveyard in re- 
pair. Daughter, Jane Winder, all estate after debts are paid. Ex- 
ecutors — son-in-law, Henry Winder, John Blaker of Northampton 
Twsp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, mason. Witnesses — Sarah Vande- 
grift, Michael Nowlan, Gershom Mott. Proved Sept. 26, 1817. 

File 12934 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Oct. 24. Leary, Alexander, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $64.90; made by William Stockton, Aaron T. Lippin- 
cott. Sworn to by Sharon Middleton, Adm'r, Oct. 24, 1815. 

File 12821 C. 

1814, Apr. 16. liee, Sanmel, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,405.17; made by John Davison, Joshua Wright, 
Jr. Sworn to by Abigail Lee, Adm'x, Apr. 23, 1814. File 12745 C. 

1815, July 27. Leeds, Daniel, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $239.72; made by Joshua Stokes, William Allen. 
Sworn to by William Sharp, Job Haines, Adm'rs, July 29, 1815. 

File 12823 C. 

1817, June 26. Leeds, John, of Gallowaj'' Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, for life, % of real and personal estate, all 
grains, household goods, and live stock, for her and her grand- 
daughter, Ann Risley, equally. To my daughter, Mary (wife of Peter 



252 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Turner), all real estate and residue of personal estate. Executor — 
said Peter Turner*. Witnesses — Robert Leeds, Solomon, William 
Leeds. Proved Oct. 7, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 4. Inventory, $155.72V2; made by Josiah Bowen, Robert 
Leeds. File 3146 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 26. Leeds, Josiali, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. My large Bible to be kept until two sons, Samuel W., 
and Lucas Charles, are 21, then to be given to them, or their sur- 
vivors: but if both should die before 21, my daughter, Harriet, to 
have Bible. Harriet also to have silver teaspoon, and bedquilt at 18. 
Residue of all estate to be sold and proceeds used for maintenance 
of my children, and when they come to age, to share what is left 
of said estate. Executors — friends. Dr. Jacob Egbert, Andrew Fort. 
Witnesses — Daniel Leeds, Beulah Croshaw, Jacob Egbert. Proved 
Apr. 4, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 5. Inventory, $666.40; made by Isaac Carlile, Samuel 
Fort. File 12746 C. 

1818, Sept. 8. Leeds, Samnel, of Galloway Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Lovica, use of all real and personal estate during 
widowhood. After which, to 2 sons, Samuel and Barzillai, all real 
estate (except a piece of salt marsh adjoining Pemberton's Survey 
which I give to my son, Japheth). To Barzillai, also the heavy 
plantation wagon, plows, ox chains and yokes. Daughter, Ann Leeds, 
to have home with her brother, Barzillai, a cow, during her un- 
married state. Rest of personal estate to 3 daughters, Rebecca 
Bellangee, Ann Leeds, and Hannah Smith. Executor — son, Samuel. 
W'itnesses — Richard Risley, William Bickett, Rachel Johnston. Proved 
May 26, 1817. 

1817, May 17. Inventory, $586.58; made by Samuel Sooy, Richard 
Risley. File 3148 H. 

1815, Dec. 28. Lefever, Adam, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife [unnamed], bed and bedding, chest, % of clear estate, 
after debts are paid, in lieu of dower. Rest of said clear estate to 
be divided among 2 sons and 2 daughters, William, John, Mary and 
Sallyann, or their survivors, and they to have interest of their shares 
until of age or married. If wife remains my widow, she is to have 
interest of shares of 3 youngest until they are 15. Executors — 
Cornelius Van Horn, John W. Hall, they to be guardians of children 
and put them to trades at their discretion. Witnesses — William 
Brown, Cortlin Voorhees, Edward Hall. Proved Feb. 2, 1816. 

1816, Feb. 1. Inventory, $156.90; made by Jacob Cock, Joseph Hall. 

File 1681 R. 

1816, Xov. 18. Left'cr.son, Left'ert, of Monmouth Co. Int. Inventory, 
$139.16; made by Caleb Lloyd, J. Phillips. It being cash in hands of 
William T. Croxson, late guardian of said deceased. Sworn to by 
William H. Bennett, Adm'r, Nov. 18, 1816. File 9187 M. 

1816, Sept. 14. Lennox, James, of Lamberton, Nottingham Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Theodosia, use of personal e.state and 
profits of real estate until youngest child is of full age, for mainte- 
nance and education of children and maintenance of my father dur- 



CALENDAR OF WILI^S 1814-1817 253 

ing his life, if she remains my widow that long and contributes 
equally with my brother, Samuel Lenox, towards the support of my 
father. If another child should be born, it is to have equal share 
with others, and when youngest child is of age, % of said estate to 
my wife and other % to be divided equally between children [un- 
named]. The house and lot, store, lott and wharf, as held in part- 
nership with my brother, Samuel, to remain in his possession until 
my youngest child is of age, he paying $40 annually for same. Ex- 
ecutors — brother, Samuel, friends, Gershom Mott, William Grant. 
Witnesses — David Snowden, Joseph Ashmore, Jas. Ewing. Proved 
Sept. 26, 1816. 

1816, Sept. 25. Inventory, $1,406.90; made by James Laning, Joseph 
Ashmore. File 12879 C. 

1812, Dec.' 12. Lieonard, Mary*, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Debts to be paid. To six of my brother's children: to Adam 
Leonard $5 out of each hundred; to the other five, Mary Fitch, Anna 
Fisher, Elizabeth Fisher, Catherine Kitchin, Catherine Leonard, the 
remainder, and my wearing apparel. Executor — friend, James Kit- 
chin. Witnesses — Luther Opdycke, John Derumple, Amos Opdycke. 
Proved Feb. 2, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 15. Inventory [not totaled]; made by William Boss, 
Luther Opdycke. Pile 2677 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Apr. 25. Leonard, Squire, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $387.13; made by John D. Brown, Obadiah Smith. In- 
cludes shoemaker's bench. Sworn to by Jerusha Leonard, Josiah 
Wines, Adm'rs, May 4, 1814. File 1602 N. 

1801, Mar. 7. Lequear, Elizabeth, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., "being far advanced in years"; will of. Debts to be paid. Son, 
Thomas Lequear, all lands given me by my father, John Bray (being 
the lot, 200 acres, whereon I live); also the Franklin stove, large 
kettle and andirons. Grandchildren (issue of my deceased daughter, 
Rachel Pinkerton), i.e., Sarah, David, Thomas, John, Henry, each 
one silver dollar. To granddaughter, Elizabeth Pinkerton, a set of 
red curtains and bedding, pewter plates, 3 delft plates, 2 ewes. 
Granddaughter, Mary Smith, bed and bedding, chest, rest of pewter, 
and a cow. Grandson, Daniel Toller [Tayler?], a swarm of bees, 2 
sheep. Daughter, Elizabeth Tayler, clothing and rest of moveable 
estate. Executor — son, Thomas. Witnesses — Garner A Hunt, Philip 
Bird, Elizabeth Tayler. Proved Feb. 3, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 2. Inventory, $139.00; made by Thomas Runyon, Jere- 
miah Opdycke. File 2678 J. 

181G, Sept. 4. Letsoit, Elizabeth*, of North Brunswick Twsp., Mid- 
dlesex Co.; will of. Confirming will of dec'd husband, Thomas Letson. 
Devises use of certain lands in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, as 
given me for life, to our children, Thomas, John, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Christian, Jane and Sarah. To 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth (daughter 
of Thomas), Elizabeth (daughter of John), Elizabeth (daughter of 
George Vroom), Jane and Elizabeth (daiighters of William White), 
to each 6 silver teaspoons to be provided by Executor. Share of 
daughter, Mary Jackson, dec'd, to her children. Executor — friend, 
Robert White. Witnesses — John Myers, Samuel Seymour. Proved 
Feb. 5, 1817. 



254 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1817, Mar. 5. Inventory, $536.16; made by William Smith, Lyttleton 
White. 

1817, May 23. Inventory $600.41 "in possession of John Letson of 
City of New Brunswick". Piie 10643 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1800, Mar. 4. Letson. Thomas, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all moveable estate for her disposal; 
also use of homestead and appurtenances for life. After her death, 
real estate to be divided among- children, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, 
Christian, Jane, John and Sarah. Executors — wife, Elizabeth and 
Robert West, merchant. Witnesses — Eleanor Voorhees, Samuel W. 
Tenbrook, Elizabeth Voorhees. Proved Apr. 12, 1817. File 9225 M. 

1814, Feb. 28. Letteer, Benodris, of Wantage Twsp.,' Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $449.87; made by Robert Carr, Benjamin Bell. Sworn 
to by Leah Letteer*, Richard Letteer, Adm'rs, Mar. 7, 1814. 

File 1431 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

, , — . Letts, Thomas*, of Stafford, Monmouth Co.; will of. 

Daughter, Keziah Letts, house and lot on road leading from Mana- 
hawking Mills to the landing, adjoining land I sold to Luke Court- 
ney, containing 2 acres. Two sons, Benjamin, and Moses, residue of 
lands. Daughter, Rachel Hazleton, all household goods and personal 
estate. Executors — two sons, Benjamin and Moses. Witnesses — 
Silas Crane, William Crane, Sarah Crane. Proved May 7, 1815, when 
Benjamin Letts signed as Executor. File 9144 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 27. Lewis, Abraham*, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Dinah and two daughters, Lydia Lewis and Jane 
Lewis, use of house and lot where I live until youngest son, Josiah, 
is 21, or while daughters, are unmarried. Sons, Enoch and Josiah 
and said two daughters, to have all lands, subject to their mother's 
dower right, and the paying of debts, sons having two shares and 
daughters one share. Residue of personal estate to be divided in 
same manner. Executor — Thomas E. Hunt. Witnesses — William H. 
Jolley, Joseph Mattison, Jacob Bryant. Proved June 7, 1814. 

1813, Oct. 18. Inventory, $286.88; made by James B. Hunt, Joseph 
Mattison. File 1689 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, May 28. Lewis, Edward, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Nancy, all personal estate, she paying debts; also 
occupation of real estate for maintenance of 2 daughters, Phebe and 
Maria and son, Edward Morris, during her widowhood. Said daugh- 
ters are to have as much as will make them equal with married 
daughters [unnamed], and if son, Edward M., chooses to remove 
from family, he is to have $500. At death or marriage of wife, all 
real estate to be sold and proceeds divided between all children, 
Henry, Edward M., Sarah, Nancy, Phebe and Mariah, the 2 eldest 
sons, William and Samuel, having received their portions. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Nancy and 2 sons, Henry, Edward M., and daughters, 
Phebe and Maria. A note for $240 against sons, Samuel and Henry 
and $125 for Henry's education to come out of Henry's portion. Wit- 



CALENDAR OF WII^LS 1814-1817 255 

nesses — William B. Gaston, Samuel Doty, A. Y. Nicoll [Nevill?]. 
Proved June 25, 1817, when Nancy and Phebe Lewis signed as Ex- 
ecutrices. 

1817, June 16. Inventory, $1,153.80; made by John Dayton, William 
B. Gaston. Includes unfinished leather in tan yard, bark and the 
bark mill. A few names in accounts. File 1719 R. 

1814, May 5. Lewis, John, of Perth Amboy City, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Alexander Simple, George 
Compton. Includes gun, pistol and bullet mold, taylor's goose. 
Sworn to by Sophiah Lewis*, George Lewis, Adm'rs, Aug. 6, 1814. 

File 10477 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1796, Jan. 11. Lewis, Joseph, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anne, in lieu of dower, my negro wench. Flora, and any other 
that may belong to me; riding chair and horse; also % of real and 
personal estate. To children, Stephen Johnes Lewis, Jacob Lewis, 
Timothy Johnes Lewis, Anna, William Johnes Lewis, each % part. 
If any child should die before 21, his share to surviving children, 
unless he leaves issue. Executors — wife, Anne, friend and cousin, 
Gabriel H. Ford, and son, Steven Johns Lewis. Witnesses — Aaron 
Pierson, Isaac Woolley, Henry King. 

1814, July 4. Codicil. Wife, a bed and bedding and furniture in 
four lower rooms of my house, 20 books (her choice) from my library. 
Son, William J., the bed on which he sleeps in the office; also the 
secretary called his; also "the squares on which our glasses stand 
on the sideboard and the backgammon table which he brought with 
him from Canton". To Hannah Johnson, the bed on which she and 
Lomson sleep, and bedding; also the square cornered table. If Anne 
Maria (surviving daughter of my dec'd son, Timothy) should die be- 
fore she inherits, her share to my other heirs. To my daughter-in- 
law, Abigail Lettice Lewis, widow of said Timothy, use of estate as 
devised to said Anne Maria, during widowhood. Witnesses — Henry 
King, John B. Johnes, Isaac Southard. Proved Aug. 13, 1814, when 
Anne Lewis, Stev. J. Lewis signed as Executors. File 1554 N. 

1S16, Dec. 17. Lewis, Joseph D., of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Brother, Samuel, all carpenter tools, wearing apparel. The 
contract to sell real estate in Mount Holly (that came to me by will 
of my father, Samuel Lewis) with John Dobbins, to be fulfilled upon 
his releasing all claim for money expended in repairs to same. 
Tombstones to be placed at graves of my father and sister who are 
buried in Episcopal Cemetery in Mount Holly, and one at my grave. 
Of residue, after debts are paid, % to my brother, Samuel, and % to 
sister, Sarah Knisell (wife of Joseph). Executors — brother, Samuel. 
Witnesses — John Dobbins, Jr., Edward T. Dobbins, Abraham Brown. 
Proved Apr. 1, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 15. Inventory, $45.00; made by John Dobbins, Joseph 
Knisell. File 12935 C. 

1814, Jan. 9. Lewis, Timothy Johues, of Morristown, Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail Lerue, all household goods; % of residue of 
estate, real and personal, after debts are paid. Two daughters, 
Sophia Woodhull and Ann Maria, remainder of estate, real and per- 
sonal, equally; but if either should die before inheriting, her share 



256 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

equally to wife and surviving- sister. Executrix — wife, Abigail. 
Witnesses — Jos. Lewis, Francis C. Jolines, William J. Lewis. Proved 
Feb. 19, 1814, wlien wife signed as Abby Larue Lewis. 

1814, Jan. 24. Inventory, $2,814.56; made by Lewis Mills, William 
Tuttle. Includes contents of a general store. File 1555 N. 

1813, July 13. liinda!, Christiana, of Salem Co. Int. Inventory, 
$48.25; made by Thomas Jones, Isaac Moss. Includes a debt due 
from John Mason, farmer. Sworn to by James Vanmeter, Adm'r, 
Aug. 27, 1814. File 3056 Q. 

1815, Mar. 7. Lindsley, Joseph, of Orange, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Joanna, all personal estate, 2 rooms in house. To Sally Stockman, 
1 lamb, and the first heifer my old red cow delivers. The black boy, 
named Dick, to be fieed when 28. Executor — Josiah Baldwin. Wit- 
nesses — John Lindsley, Benjamin Lindsley. Proved Oct. 15, 1816. 

1816, Oct. 12. Inventory, $936,871/2; made by Jonathan Lindsley, 
Jabez Pierson. Includes a debt "due the estate from John Lindsley, 
Esq." Sworn to by Executor, Jan. 19, 1818. File 10988 G. 

1815, Apr. 6. liindsly, Benjamin, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Hannah Burnet, 1 horse, riding chair, harness and $100. 
Residue of estate to be sold and proceeds thereof divided into 6 parts. 
One part to said daughter, Hannah. One part to each of daughters, 
Jane (wife of Silas Lindsly), Mary Bates, Elizabeth, Letty (wife of 
Micah Hawkins), and remaining part to be divided between two sons 
and three daughters of my dec'd daughter, Rachel. Executors to 
deliver to Silas Lindsly, Mary Bates, Hannah (wife of Samuel Beers), 
and to Anna, Sarah and Elizabeth Lindsly, respectively, the notes I 
have in their names from Benjamin Lindsly, Jr., and John Lindsly, 
3rd. Executors — friend, Aaron Kitchel, Esq., sons-in-law, Silas 
Lindsly, Micah Hawkins, and daughters, Mary Bates and Elizabeth 
Shaw. Witnesses — Joseph M. Lindsly, Eliza Ann Burnet, William J. 
Burnet. Proved Nov. 20, 1815, when all but Micah Hawkins signed 
as Executors. 

1815, Nov. 17. Inventory, $933. 42i^; made by John Lindsly, 3rd, 
Matthew G. Lindsly. File 1603 N. 

1815, June 12. Lindsly, Daniel. Int. Inventory, $879.55%; made by 
Stephen C. Ayres, Silas Miller. Sworn to by Lewis Mills, Adm'r, 
June 23, 1815. File 1604 N. 

1817, June 2. Linn, John, Sr., of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, all real and personal estate for life. After her 
death, personal estate, and the real estate on which I live to be sold 
and proceeds divided between children, James, John, William, 
Elisabeth, Jean, David, Joseph, Robert, Margaret and 2 children [un- 
named] of my dec'd daughter, Catherine, when 21. My right in 2 
tracts in Green County, Kentucky, on or near Robeson's Creek, ad- 
joining Moses Man and others (each tract containing 1,000 acres), to 
be sold and residue of proceeds divided equally between children. 
Executors — wife, and son-in-law, John Kennedy, and sons, David 
and Robert. Witnesses — James Wintersteen, Zenas Everitt, John 
Johnson. Proved Sept. 13, 1817. (A notation on bottom of page: 
"Mr. Kennedy lives in Columbia, State of Penna.") 

1817, Sept. 11. Inventory, $2,651.64; made by James Wintersteen, 
Zenas Everit. A few names in accounts. File 1595 S. 



CALENDAR 01^ WIIvIvS 1814-1817 257 

1814, May 9. Liusay, Williajii, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1, 229. 841,2 ; made by Ezekiel Miller, Jonathan Beach. In- 
cludes blacksmith and tinman's tools. Sworn to by David Harrison, 
John A. Kiersted, Adm'rs, May 30, 1814. File 10843 G. 

1815, Dee. 16. LiinthicHni, E^dmoucI, of Maurice River Twsp., Cum- 
berland Co. Int. Inventory, $357.09; made by John Donnelly, Jona- 
than Dollas. Sworn to by Meribah Linthicum, Adm'x, Dec. 18, 1815. 

File 1745 F. 

1815, Alls. 27. Lippincott, IDIizabeth, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Son, Josiah Lippincott, $1. To surviving chil- 
dren of my son, Stacy Lippincott, $1. Son, John Lippincott, $60. 
Daughter, Priscilla (wife of William Stevenson), drawers, brass 
kettle, coverlet. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Samuel Burr), my 
hackel. Daughter, Mary (wife of Thomas Morris), bed quilt. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel (wife of George Brown), $40. Daughter, Rebecca (wife 
of Thomas Wetherill), $40. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Lippincott 
(daughter of my son, John), 6 silver teaspoons. Wearing apparel 
to 3 daughters, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Mary or their children. Moneys 
to be spent for education of their children. Executor — son-in-law, 
Thomas Wetherill of Burlington Twsp. Witnesses — Samuel Norcross, 
John Cox. 

1817, Apr. 6. Codicil. Daughters, Rachel and Rebecca, each to 
have only $20 and the other $40 to return to residue of estate. Wit- 
nesses — same. Proved Sept. 16, 1817. 

1817, Sept. 16. Inventory, $471.50; made by George Deacon, Samuel 
Norcross. Pile 12936 C. 

1813, July 2. Lippincott, Rebeliah, of Chester, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Son, James Lippincott, $1, he having previously re- 
ceived more than his share of my estate. Granddaughter, Lydia 
Lippincott, Bible, warming pan. Residue of household furniture 
and wearing apparel to daughters, Mary (wife of John Childs) and 
Jane (wife of Morgan Hollinshead). Real estate in Woolwich Twsp., 
Gloucester Co., to be sold and interest therefrom to aforesaid daugh- 
ters or their survivor and at deatli of survivor, residue to the sur- 
viving children of Mary (wife of John Childs). Executor — John At- 
kinson, of Gloucester Co. AVitnesses — Beulah Roberts, William 
Roberts, and "William Roberts, Jr. Proved Mar. 11, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 11. Inventory, $1,186.55; made by John Matlack, Wil- 
liam Roberts. File 12826 C. 

1814, Jan. 26. Lippincott, Sarah, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow of Caleb Lippincott, formerly of Waterford Twsp., 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Two daughters, Elizabeth, and Hannah, 
wearing apparel. To daughter, Elizabeth Darnell, bed and bedding. 
All residue of personal estate to daughter, Hannah, while she re- 
mains unmarried; also full possession of house and lot in Evesham 
near the Crossroads with all profits thereof. At her marriage, said 
real and personal estate to be equally divided between said daugh- 
ters. Executors — daughter, Hannah, and son-in-law, Joshua Darnell. 
Witnesses — Charles Wilkins, Job Collins, Abijah Branin. Proved 
May 27, 1816. 

1816, Apr. 15. Inventory, $1,286.82; made by Aaron T. Lippincott, 
Job Collins. File 12880 C. 



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1817, July 7. Lippincott, Stacy, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $123.50; made by Francis Lippincott, John Atkin- 
son. Sworn to by Elizabeth H. Lippincott, Adm'x, July 7, 1817. 

File 12937 C. 

1816, Aug. 3. liippincott, Stacy B. Ward, and lunatic. Guardian, 
Thomas E. Deacon. Bondsmen, Caleb Clothier, Edmund W. Burr. 
Order for g-oods and chattels of said lunatic to be sold for the sup- 
port of his household, signed by Joseph Budd, Thomas Adams, Jno. 
Blackwood, Judges of Orphans Court of Burlington Co. 

File 12938 C. 

1816, Apr. 6. Iiloyd, John, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, plantation whereon I live near Imlays- 
town; lot purchased of David Labaw, and house and lot purchased 
of John Read; all profits arising therefrom for life; such household 
goods as she chooses; the negroes named Jack, Tom, Mary and her 
child, Lizette; also grains, 2 horses, covered wagon, 4 cows for life 
and £1,000 for her disposal. The Leonard Farm occupied by John 
Taylor, my mill, house and land in Imlaystown now occupied by 
Samuel Thorn, and all other property, to be sold. Proceeds to be 
divided among daughters, Elinor Coward, Mary Hendrickson, Sarah 
Taylor, Clemence Stephens, Helena Ridgway and Ann Ivins. Elinor 
and Helena to have interest of their shares and at their deaths 
same to their children. If daughter, Elinor, demands right of dower 
in lot in Middletown, late property of Charles Dubois, Esq., now in 
possession of heirs of John Hendrickson, dec'd, said heirs to be in- 
demnified out of my estate for said amount. At death of my wife, 
lands given her for life to be sold and proceeds divided as abovesaid. 
Executors — sons-in-law, Edward Taylor, Benjamin Stephens and 
David Ivins. Witnesses — William Potts, John F. Tomson, Samuel 
Thorn. Proved Feb. 22, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 11. Inventory, $8,293,161^; made by Ezekiel Robins, 
Samuel Imlay. Includes long list of names in accounts. 

File 9226 M. 

J807, Feb. 7. Lock, Sarah, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Son, Benjamin, bed and bedding now in his possession. 
Son, Thomas Lock, a bed. Son, John, a bed which is in full of any 
charge said sons may have against me on account of the estate of 
my late husband, Jonas Lock, dec'd. Daughter, Sarah Ann Lock, 
house and lot bought of Reubin Adams; also residue of personal 
estate, after debts are paid. Said estate»may be sold and proceeds 
put to interest for benefit of said daughter, until she is 18 at which 
time she is to have the whole. Executor — friend, Matthew Gill, Sr. 
Witnesses — Rachel Perkins, Benjamin Gill, Jacob Shoulders*. Proved 
Apr. 11, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 2. Inventory, $460.70; made by Samuel Black, Nickolas 
Justice. File 3006 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 20. Lodep, John*, of Sandyston, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, all moveable property she possessed at our marriage. 
Son, John, all lands and personal estate subject to right of dower of 
his stepmother, and he is to pay legacies. Son, Edward, $100. 
Daughter, Mary (now Sickel), $25. Executor — son, John. Wit- 



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nesses — Simon Cortright, John Fisher, Jabesh Bill. Proved May 7, 
1816. File 1624 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Mar. 10. Iioder, ^William, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, $200, bed and bedding-, furniture for 1 room, a cow, in- 
terest of $2,000 during- life but same shall not be liable to any hus- 
band she mig-ht have. Sons, James and George to have the farm on 
which they now live in Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, which was 
deeded to me by Jacob Downing of Philadelphia; also to each $240. 
Son, John, $100. Son, Samuel, $50. Sons, Asa, Alexander, Levi L., 
each $300. Daughter, Rebecca Loder, $200. Interest of $500 to son, 
William, during life and at his death to his heirs. Residue to 6 sons, 
John, Isaac, Samuel, Asa, Alexander and Levi and 2 grandchildren 
[unnamed], children of my son, Benjamin, and 4 daughters, Sarah 
Park, Rebecca Loder, Anna Runyon, Caty Smith. Share of said 
grandchildren to their mother, Caty Loder (widow of said son, 
Benjamin). Executors to carry out details of agreement with Wil- 
liam Buzard of Philadelphia and make deed for land at Mt. Bethel 
Twsp., Northampton Co., Pennsylvania. Executors — son, Samuel 
and friends, George Hiles, John Kennedy, Jr. Witnesses — Garrit 
Bodine, Jacob Shoemaker, Joseph Scott. Proved May 14, 1817. 

1817, May 12. Inventory, $1,218.30; made by William Mackay, Jacob 
Shoemaker. File 1526 S. 

1812, Mar. 12. Logan, Thomas, of Randolph Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, 2 beds and bedding, 1 cow, $100; use of all estate, 
real and personal for life and at her death, residue to be divided: % 
to my sister, the Widow Ann Boyd, % to my sister, Nancy Rogers, 
and Va to my brother, Thomas Logan, Jr. Executors — wife, Jane, and 
brother-in-law, Thomas Logan, Jr. Witnesses — Luther Lawrence, 
William A. Hatton, Caleb Meeker. Proved Mar. 1, 1814, when 
Thomas Logan, Jr., signed as Executor. 

1814, Feb. 1. Inventory, $2,088.39; made by David Horton, Charles 
King. Includes a number of names in accounts. File 1556 N. 

1814, Feb. 2. Logran, W^illiani, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset Co 
Int. Inventory, $1,615.40; also a list "desperate", $793.49; made by 
Daniel Melich, Levi Sutton. Sworn to by Christopher Logan, John 
Logan, Adm'rs, Feb. 15, 1814. File 1592 R. 

1813, IVov. 15. lioUy, Cbarles, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $115.41; made by Benjamin Thompson, 
William Walker. Includes shoes, bench tools and leathers. Affirmed 
by Thomas Eldridge, Adm'r, Apr. 18, 1814. File 3055 Q. 

1814, Sept. 15. liolly, Thomas*, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Eliza, residue of proceeds of sale of all 
estate, after debts are paid. Executor — friend and "stepfather-in- 
law, Ephraim Bee." Witnesses — William Walker, Sr., Rebekah Ben- 
nett, Mary Kigar. Proved Dec. 30, 1814. 

1814, Oct. 18. Inventory, $106.25; made by Howel Powel, William 
Walker. Includes shoemaker tools. File 3177 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 



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, . — . Long, Alice*, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 

will of. Mother, EUinor Robinson, % the interest of $7,000 now in 
hands of James Jessup, annually for life. Children, Andrew Long, 
Mary West, Ellexander Long, Sarah Long, Jane Miller, Hugh Long, 
Ann Long and John Long, an equal share of interest of my estate 
during my mother's life and $100 to be paid into the common stock 
by my son, Andrew Long, and $80 to be so paid by my son-in-law, 
Thomas West. Jane Miller to have the bed and bedding my mother 
now uses after her decease. Ann Long, my bed and bedding, desk, 
drawers, dining and breakfast tables. After death of my mother, 
my sons may have principal of their shares when of age. Sons, 
Hugh and John to be put to trades. Daughters to have interest of 
their shares for life, and then to their children; but the share of 
any who die leaving no issue, to surviving grandchildren. Ex- 
ecutors — two sons, Andrew S., and Alexander R. Long. Witnesses — 
Amos Eastlack, Robert Newell. Proved Mar. 24, 1815. 

1815, Mar. 18. Inventory, $7,645.07 Vi ; made by Amos Eastlack, John 
Heritage. File 3052 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Feb. 16. l.ons, Ansel, of Salem Twsp., and Co. Int. Inventory 
[not totaled]; made by Simeon H. Ayars, Aaron Ayars. Sworn to by 
Thomas Long, Adm'r, de bonis non, July 25, 1816. File 3265 Q. 

1814, Apr. 12. Long, Frn«lrick. Int. Inventory, $113.00; made by 
Benjamin Yard, Joseph Laning. Sworn to by Peter H. Long, Apr. 
12, 1814, before I. F. Blackwell, Surrogate of Hunterdon Co. 

File 2679 J. 

1815, Dec. 22. Long, Jonathan, of Piles Grove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. To heirs of my son, David, $1. To each of mj"^ sons, Thomas 
and Jonathan, $1, upon demand. Daughters, Elisabeth Shoemaker, 
Sarah Kanes, Priscila Layton, Mary Long and Anna Long, each, $1. 
Residue to daughter, Jane Long, for her kind services to me. Ex- 
ecutrix — daughter, Jane. Witnesses — James Newell, William Nelson, 
Henry Riley. Proved Nov. 30, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 28. Inventory, $58.90; made by James Newell, Jame.s 
Chambless*. File 3164 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Oct. 29. Longstreet, John, of Howell Twsp., Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $157.50; made by John Bailey, James Morris. Sworn 
to by David Curtis, Adm'r, Oct. 30, 1816. File 9188 M. 

1812, Apr. 7. Longstreet, John F., of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., doctor. Int. Inventory, $121.56; made by William H. Bennet, 
Caleb Lloyd. Includes "his wife's wearing apparel and jewelry", 
two pictures, a likeness of Mr. and Mrs. Longstreet, and his minia- 
ture set in gold. Sworn to by John T. Woodhull, Adm'r, Oct. 16, 
1815. File 9145 M. 

1817, July 20. Long-well, Matthew, of Vernon, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, bed and bedding, 1 cow; also Vs of all real and per- 
sonal property during widowhood. Son, Robert, $50 when 21. Residue 
to children, equally, i.e., George, Andrew, Robert, William, Joseph, 
Jane Longwell and the one yet unborn. Executors to receive title 



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for land contracted for bet%veen Andrew and George Longwell and 
myself. Wife and friend, William Owen, to be guardians of chil- 
dren. Executors — wife, Margaret, and friend, Robert Farier, of War- 
wick. Witnesses — Andrew Thompson, Nathaniel Roe, Jr. Proved 
Sept. 17, 1817. 

1817 July 28. Inventory [not totaled]; made by J. Wood, George 
Longwell. File 1527 S. 

1814, Nov. 26. Longwill, David*, of Vernon, Sussex Co.; will of. To 
David Longwell, my farm and moveable property. Son, John, $50. 
Son, James, $412.50 (to be paid by David). To Ira Longwill, $412.50 
(to be paid by David). To Sally (wife of Samuel Townsend), $12.50. 
To Susannah (wife of Elijah Carver), $12.50. Son, David, to take 
care of my daughter, Jemima Longwill, during her life. Executors — 
son, David and John Givens. Witnesses — Joseph Vail, Nathan 
Hutches. 

1815, July 3. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Zachariah Price, 
Loammy Casterline. File 1617 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Sept. 15. Lioper, Daniel, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $96.32i^; made by William Whitecar, William Mont- 
gomery. Sworn to by Elisabeth Loper, Adm'x, before S. M. Shute, 
Surrogate, Cumberland Co., Sept. 17, 1814. File 1690 P. 

1814, Apr. 12. liOper, Ezekiel, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $620.09; made by John Pimm, Jerediah Dubois. Sworn to 
by David Dubois, Lemuel Loper, Adm'rs, June 14, 1814. File 3054 Q. 

1814, Oct. 18. Lord, Absalom, of Cumberland Co. Int. Inventory, 
$348.12; made by John Chambers, Thomas Fowler. Sworn to by 
Joseph Lord, Adm'r, June 3, 1816. File 1790 F. 

1817, Feb. 17. Lore, E:phraim, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $389.72; made by George Elkington, William Davis. 
Sworn to by Deborah Lore, Ichabod Lore, Adm'rs, Feb. 20, 1817. 

File 1827 F. 

1815, Feb. 13. Lore, John, of Downe, Cumberland Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $1,412.61; made by George Elkinton, John Laning, Jr. Sworn 
to by Daniel Heaton, Adm'r, Feb. 15, 1815. File 1746 F. 

1814, Apr. 28. Loree, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rebeccah, % of proceeds of sales. To son-in-law, William 
Martin, the other 1/2 thereof. Debts to be paid out of moveable 
estate. Lands in the Genessee Country to be sold. Executors — wife, 
Rebeccah, son-in-law, William Martin. Witnesses — Henry Moore, 
Jr., Buckley Carll, Nathaniel H. Bennett. Proved May 27, 1814, 
when William Martin signed as Executor. File 10478 L. 

1814, Mar. 18. Lorton, John, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $898.87; made by William Ivins, Daniel Snowhill. 
Sworn to by John Lorton, Jr., Oliver Johnston, Adm'rs, Mar. 19, 1814. 

File 10479 L. 



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1817, Jan. 8. Lounsbcrry, John M., of Piles Grove Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $512.33; made by William Nelson, Seth Holson. 
Sworn to by Walker Lounsberry, Adm'r, Jan. 9, 1817. File 3266 Q. 

1815, Sept. 5. liovell, James, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. After debts are paid, to brothers, Samuel and Joseph, my 
half of the plantation on Crosswicks Creek where I live, and % the 
18 acre lot on the New York Road, for life. After their death, same 
to my nephews, Benjamin and Joseph Lovell, of New York. My share 
of the brick house and lot in Bordentown to my brother, Joseph, for 
life. If Samuel survives Joseph, he is to have it during his life, 
after which to aforesaid nephews. Brother, Samuel, the timber 
swamp and at his death to Joseph, after which to "cousins above 
mentioned, Joseph and Benjamin, Lovell". My stock and household 
goods to said brothers. To Joseph Lovell, Jr., my silver watch. My 
part in the Long Island estate to brother, Thomas Lovell. To Ben- 
jamin (nephew), the silver plate. My notes and clothing to Samuel 
and Joseph. Executors — brothers, Samuel and Joseph, and Joseph 
Lovell, Jr. Witnesses — Elizabeth Lippincott, Isaiah Giberson*. 
Abigail Cannon*. Proved Dec. 4, 1815, when Samuel Lovell and 
Joseph Lovell, Jr., signed as Executors. File 12824 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Oct. 2. Lovell, James, of Crosswicks, Chesterfield Twsp., 
Burlington Co. Int. Inventory, $742.00; made by Nathan Middleton, 
Thomas Wilkinson. Includes "James Lovell's proportion of house- 
hold goods and kitchen furniture according to valuation in Inventory 
taken by us of effects of John Lovell, dec'd". Sworn to by Samuel 
Lovell, Executor, of last will and testament of James Lovell, Oct. 21, 
1816. File 12881 C. 

1811, May 11. liOvell, John, of Crosswicks, Chesterfield Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, Ys of whole estate, real and 
personal for life, and household goods not otherwise devised; also a 
room in either of my houses (except the brick house in Bordentown 
bought of Amariah Farnsworth). Two sons, Samuel and James, the 
plantation where I live on Crosswicks Creek; also the house and lot 
on York Road. Son, Joseph, house and lot in Bordentown w^here 
he lives, for life but if he dies leaving no issue, said house to Samuel 
and James Lovell, equally. The brick house, aforesaid to Samuel, 
Joseph, James and Thomas Lovell, equally. The plantation called 
Timber swamp in Howell Twsp., Shrewsbury, to be equally divided 
between same. To two sons, Samuel and James, all stock and farm 
utensils. Son, Samuel, bed and bedding, clock and desk. Son, James, 
my organ; also bed and bedding. Son, John, lot of land bought of 
Joseph Butler adjoining the school house; also all my small musical 
instruments. Executors — two sons, Samuel and James Lovell. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Wilkinson, Samuel Wilkinson, Thomas M. Edwards. 
Proved Jan. 9, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 15. Inventory, $1,098.27; made by Nathan Middleton, 
Thomas Wilkinson. File 12825 C. 

1816, June 28. Low, Garret, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 

Int. Inventory, $509.60; made by John Pittenger, Henry Van Fleet. 
Includes a stove "the Widow Vlierboom keeps". Sworn to by Peter 
LaTourrette, Adm'r, June 28, 1816. File 1682 R. 



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1813, May 14. Low, Joseph, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Four daughters, Anna Elwell, Sarah Stephens, Rachel Low and 
Hester Low, each, $800. Only surviving son, Joseph, wearing ap- 
parel, watch, chest, desk, clock; also the plantation whereon Jedial 
Elwell now resides (which was devised to me by my mother, Rachel 
Low, late dec'd) ; also woodland near Woodbury, adjoining lands of 
John Moore White. Daughter, Sarah, also a bed and bedding. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, John S. Whitall. Witnesses — John Sharp, Jr., Wil- 
liam Lawrence, John S. Whitall. Proved July 14, 1814. 

1814, July 19. Inventory, $2, 885. 29 1^; made by Moreton Stille, 
Samuel Ladd. Includes family Bible. Pile 3007 H. 

1814, Jan. 29. liOwe, Abraham, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Charles Stout, John La 
Tourette. Sworn to by John Low*, Cornelius Wyckoff, Adm'rs, Feb. 
14, 1814. File 2680 J. 

* John Low named but did not sign. 

1814, Apr. 11. Lowrance, William, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co., 
"feeling the infirmities of old age"; will of. Wife, Mary, her thirds 
of real estate, 1 horse, 2 cows, 6 sheep, bed and bedding, table, 6 
chairs, 2 iron pots, 2 iron kettles, all the tea tackling, all in lieu of 
dower. Son, Sylvanus, plantation whereon I live (except 10 acres 
of swamp adjoining Sharp's land which I give my daughter, Eliza- 
beth Lefoy). Said Elizabeth also to have the land on left of road 
leading from John Sharp's store to Hackstown; also 3 acres near 
Drakestown, by Isaac Smith's land; also 10 acres near the sawmill, 
and $500. Daughter, Hannah, $500. Son, Stephen, the plantation 
where he now lives; also rest of land near the saw mill. Any residue 
to be divided between said 2 sons. Executors — son, Stephen, and 
friend, William Monro. Witnesses — William Hinchman, Edward B. 
Woodruff, Noadiah Dickerson. 

1815, June 6. Codicil. Son-in-law, John Lefoy, to continue to 
have possession of the meadow for 5 years. Proved Mar. 8, 1816, 
when Stephen A. Lawrence, and Wm. Monro signed as Executors. 

1816, Mar. 6. Inventory, $580.30; made by John Smith, John Sharp, 
3rd. Includes shoemakers tools and bench, notes of John McCraking, 
judgment on docket of J. Smith, Esq., against Jacob Ort, note of 
Stephen A. Lawrence. File 1648 N. 

1813, Mar. 9. Loyd, Joseph, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, bed and bedding, $700 and provisions, in 
lieu of dower. Son, David, brick house and cleared land purchased of 
Daniel Tindall and adjoining meadow bought of Joseph Tindall; also 
some marsh. Son, Samuel, the back field adjoining Joseph Lee. Son, 
Joseph, the house at the gate, adjoining Brandeis's line; also 3 acres 
of woodland adjoining Griscom and Clement; also my silver watch. 
Daughter, Sarah Loyd, % the woodland my father gave me by deed 
and by will; also meadow adjoining my son, Joseph; also a bed and 
bedding. Daughter, Anna, other % of abovesaid tract and meadow 
adjoining Sarah's; also a bed and bedding. Son, Ephraim, the man- 
sion house where I live [description given]; also my clock. Personal 
estate to be sold and debts paid. Residue to be equally divided be- 
tween six children, the share of 4 youngest for their maintenance 
and education. Ephraim to continue in school as long as rents of his 
share will pay for it, if he inclines to learning. Executors — son. 



264 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

David Loyd, brother, Ephraim Loyd. Witnesses — James Johnson, 
William Johnson, Joseph Sheppard. Proved June 14, 1815. 

1815, June 20. Inventory, $5,844.14; made by James Johnson, Wil- 
liam Johnson. Includes the time of Edward Dunn, Pompey Lewis, 
lease of Firman Mulford and George Hall, and the shed at the Meet- 
ing House. File 3219 Q. 

1814, Feb. 2C. Loyd, William, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $141.37; made by William I. Cubberly, Matthias 
Mount. Sworn to by Joseph Douglas, Adm'r, Feb. 28, 1814. 

File 12747 C. 

1800, Aug. 30. Liozier, Cornelius, of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catharine. Two sons, John and David, all wearing 
apparel. John, the farm of 100 acres whereon he now lives, he pay- 
ing to James Blauvelt such money as may become due for support 
of my youngest daughter, Jane, according to obligation dated Nov. 
14, 1804. Executors to sell whole of my estate, real and personal. 
Out of proceeds, $375 to be retained by Executors for use of youngest 
son, Abraham Whittier Lozier; also $62.50 to be so retained as a 
marriage portion for youngest daughter, Jane. Son, Abraham, to 
have good education in reading, writing and arithmetic, and have 
his maintenance until 14. Residue of moneys to be divided equally 
among children except daughter, Catherine (wife of Jonas Van Der- 
voort), who is to have $100 less than the others, and grandchildren, 
i.e., David, daughters, Elshe (wife of Joseph Killey), Mary (wife of 
Abraham Lozier), Catherine (wife of Jonas Van Devoort), Rebecca 
(wife of James Earle), and granddaughter, Jane (daughter of my 
daughter, Jane, dec'd, late wife of Henry Van Alen, dec'd), my 
daughter, Jane, and son. Abraham W. Lozier, and also an equal share 
to the children or child who may yet be born. Said daughters having 
interest of their shares during their lives, after which said share to 
be equally divided between their respective children. But in case of 
necessity a daughter may have some of principal at discretion of 
Executors. Executors — 2 sons, John Lozier, David Lozier. Wit- 
nesses — Albert R. AVestervelt, David D. Ackerman, Abraham Wester- 
velt, Jr. 

1814, Mar. 4. Codicil. Wife, Catherine, to have the goods I pur- 
chased at public vendue (formerly property of her first husband, 
Abraham A. Witten), at the same price they cost me. To wife's 
daughter, Catherine Witten, bureau, 6 large silver spoons marked 
"C W", 6 silver spoons (small) marked "A C W". To youngest son, 
Abraham W. Lozier, large English Bible, to be left in hands of his 
mother, Catherine Lozier until he is capable of using it; also my 
pinchbeck watch. The wench, Mary, to have her freedom and should 
she ever become incapable of supporting herself, my heirs shall care 
for her. Executors — in place of two sons, John and David, here- 
tofore named, I appoint friends, Garret A. Lydecker, Abraham A. 
Quackenbush, Abraham Westervelt. Proved July 31, 1815. 

1815, July 29. Inventory, $6,167.52%; made by Joseph [Joast] Van 
Cleaf, Henry A. Hopper. A number of names in accounts. 

File 3672 B. 

1815, July 5. liozier, David*, of Hackensack, New Barbadoes Twsp., 
Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Leah, all estate, real and personal, dur- 
ing widowhood and after her death or marriage, said real estate 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 265 

and residue of personal estate to three daughters, Altie, Jane and 
Antie Executrix — wife, Leah*, friend, David L. Van Saun. Wit- 
nesses—Cornelius C. Bogert, Henry Degraff, James V. C. Romeyn. 
Proved Sept. 14, 1815. 

1815, Sept. 14. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Jacob Terheun, 
Rev. James V. C. Romeyn. Includes 3 Bibles. File 3673 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Feb. 28. t,o/;ier, Petfer, of Hackensack Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, all estate, real and personal, during widow- 
hood. To youngest daughter, Sarah, my cleared land opposite my 
house; also 31/2 acres of woodland, to have use thereof for life and 
then "to her heirs. To other three daughters, Maria, Susannah and 
Catherine, all remaining estate, real and personal, equally and if 
either should die without disposing of her share, it will be shared 
by rest of heirs. Daughter, Susannah, to have my loom. Executors — 
wife, Rebecca, and daughters, Maria* and Susannah*. Witnesses — 
Rachel De Pew, Peter De Pew, James V. Romeyn. Proved June 2, 
1814, when Maria and Susanna .signed as Executrices. 

1814 June 1. Inventory, $977.08; made by Peter J. Demarest, John 
Anderson. File 3640 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Jan. 25. Ludlow, Benjamin, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Eleanor, all household furniture; also black girl named 
Margaret, horse and riding chair. Daughters, Mary, Susan, Martha, 
Eliza, Charlotte and Ellen, or their survivors, as tenants in common, 
3 tracts: No. 1 being the north end of my Great Swamp containing 
163 acres. No. 3 containing 13 acres and No. 4 as shown on a map 
made by Robert Tuttle on Jan. 1, 1817. Son, Cornelius, land adjoin- 
ing Samuel Parrot [description given]; also lot No. 5 on abovesaid 
map. Son, Israel, lot No. 2 of 100 acres [description given]. Son, 
George, lands that are part of the old Runyon farm and part of the 
Carle lot (formerly Peter Layton's). The 2 black boys named Prime 
and Charles to be manumitted in 12 years. No division of estate to 
be made until 10 years after my decease. Executors — son, Cornelius. 
John G. Cooper. Witnesses — Aaron Thompson, Stephen Bebout, 
Moses Thompson. Proved Mar. 21, 1817. File 1691 N. 

1815, Apr. 4. liudlow, Isaac, of Westfleld, Essex Co., doctor. Int. 
Inventory, $1,298,691/2; made by Daniel Baker, John Scu'dder. In- 
cludes gun, bayonet and belt. Sworn to by David C. Paton, one of 
Adm'rs, Jan. 10, 1816. File 10989 G. 

1814, Oct. 30. Lutllow, Martha, of Westfleld Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Son, Ephraim Scudder, $20. Son, John Scudder, $20. Sally Wood- 
ruff, $300. Daughter, Anna High, $300. Daughter, Phebe Scudder, 
$300. Two sons, Smith Scudder, and Amos Scudder, $300, in trust, 
the interest thereof for use of my daughter, Betsey Freeman. Any 
residue at her death to my surviving children. Rest of personal 
estate to four daughters aforesaid. Executors — sons, Smith and Amos 
Scudder. Witnesses — John Scudder, Ephraim Scudder, Jr., Israel 
Woodruff. Proved Dec. 8, 1814. 

1814, Dec. 19. Inventory, $1,773.39; made by Ezra Crane, Stephen 
Parsel'. Sworn to by Amos Scudder, Jan. 10, 1815. File 10844 G. 



266 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Feb. 16. Ludlnm, E:phraiin, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,650.35; made by Henry Mulford, Isaac Mul- 
ford. Sworn to by Jane Ludlum, Reuben Ludlum, Adm'rs, Feb. 21, 
1814. File 1691 F. 

1817, Aug. 21. Liufbery, Abraham F., of Burlington Twsp., and Co. 
Int. Inventory, 1608.58; made by Thomas Aikman, Lemuel Howell. 
Sworn to by Elizabeth Lufbery, William S. Carter, Adm'rs, Aug-. 28, 
1817. File 12939 C. 

1817, Mar. 27, 28. Liundy, Daniel, of Independence Twsp., Sussex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $2,481.92; made by John Schmuck, Abner Will- 
son. A few names in accounts. Sworn to by Elisabeth Lundy, John 
Stevenson, Adm'rs, Mar. 31, 1817. File 1528 S. 

1815, Sept. 20. Lunger, Abraham, of Mansfield, Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $4,276.85; made by John Strader, John Coleman. Sworn 
to by William Runkel, Adm'r, Sept. 25, 1815. File 1474 S. 

1817, June 11. Lunger, Flizabeth, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,463. 72V2; made by George Garrison, David 
Park. Includes "her dower in hands of William Runkle". Sworn to 
by Sutphin Garrison, William Lunger, Adm'rs, Dec. 8, 1817. [The 
latter did not sign.] File 2886 J. 

1814, Sept. 30. Luse, Xathaniel, of Chester Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $194.00; made by Jacob Drake, Jr., Isaiah Fairclo. In- 
cludes cash from sheriff's sale of real estate of deceased. Sworn to 
by Stephen Luse, Adm'r, Oct. 24, 1814. File 1557 N. 

1817, Feb. 18. Lyon, Daniel, of Orange Twsp., Essex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $933.77; made by Aaron A. Gardner, Walter Smith, Jr. In- 
cludes several names in accounts, sole leathers, linings, skins, lasts, 
5 shoemaker's seats, tools, 286 pairs men's and women's shoes, etc. 
Sworn to by Stephen Bruen, Adm'r, Apr. 16, 1817. File 11057 G. 

1815, Apr. 20. Lyon, .Toanna*, of New Providence Twsp., Essex Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Phebe (wife of Jonas Clark), bed linens, 
all wearing apparel, unless my daughter, Susanna (wife of John 
Cory) should have an opportunity to get them, in which case they 
are to be divided equally. Residue of goods and chattels to my son, 
Ebenezer Lyon. Executor — said son, Ebenezer Lyon. Witnesses — 
Benjamin Littell, Rebecca Littell*, John Lyon. Proved May 9, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 27. Inventory, $350.16; made by Joseph Tomkins, John 
Tilyou. File 10916 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 14. Lyon, John, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $965.72; made by Lot Dixon, Paul Leonard. Sworn to by 
Stephen Lyon, Adm'r, Mar. 15, 1814. File 1558 N. 

1816, Aug. 10. Lyon, Matthias Clark, of Newark, Essex Co., phy- 
sician; will of. Wife, Sarah, in addition to her right of dower, all 
looking glasses, my portrait and all other pictures, 2 brass andirons, 
shovels and tongs, mahogany side board, mahogany bureau, dining 
tables, breakfast table, toilet table, chairs. Eldest son, Charles Clark 



CALENDAR OF WIIvIvS 1814-1817 267 

Lyon, a feather bed which belonged to his mother, my former wife; 
also a gold ring containing some of his mother's hair and mine. 
Son, George Treat Lyon, also a bed and bedding which belonged to 
his mother; my silver watch. All other furnishings to my wife, in- 
cluding the clock and mahogany case. House and lot on west side 
of Broad Street in Newark, nearly opposite house of William Pen- 
nington, Esq., to said 2 sons. Executors — brother, Joseph Lyon, of 
Jersey Town, in Bergen Co., and friend, Nehemiah S. Baldwin, of 
Newark. Witnesses — Jabez Bruen, Daniel Cooper, Isaac C. Tichenor. 
Proved Nov. 14, 1816. File 10990 G. 

1814, Dec. 21. Lyon, Phebe*, of Union Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Sally Lyon, such of my personal property as she wishes 
to make use of. Son, Benjamin Lyon, the corner of my land where 
his house stands and where he lives, adjoining Ezekiel Baker, dec'd. 
Son, Abram C. Lyon, the new part of my house in which I live and 
so much of the land as adjudged by men for that purpose, as will 
pay off the bond which I have given on my real estate. To other 
four sons, after debts are paid, Charles Lyon, James Lyon, Joseph 
Lyon and John Lyon, equal shares of residue of real and personal 
estate, and to daughter, Sally, a % share therein. Executors — two 
eldest sons, Benjamin, and Abram C. Lyon. Witnesses — David Lyon, 
Jonas T. White, Stephen L. Passel. Proved July 3, 1815. 

1815, May 16. Inventory, $149.50; made by Elihu Bond, David Lyon. 

File 10917 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Mar. 4. Lyon, Samuel, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $604,371/^; made by Jacob P. Ervin, John D. Tichenor. 
Sworn to by Joseph Smith. David Paddelford, Adm'rs, July 2, 1817. 

File 1692 N. 

1814, June 13. McCabe, Mary, of East Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $210.25; made by John James and John Hoar. Sworn to 
by John Hammel, Adm'r, June 17, 1814. File 10485 L. 

1814, Apr. 29. McCalla, Hanna. Int. Inventory, $890. 39 1^; made 
by Isaac Mulford, David Dare. Sworn to by John McCalla, Charles 
Clark, Adm'rs, June 6, 1814, before S. M. Shute, Surrogate of Cum- 
berland Co. File 1695 F. 

1812, Mar. 7. McCallister, Edward, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $514.52; made by John Dickinson, Nathaniel Robins. Af- 
firmed by John Nichols, Adm'r, Mar. 2, 1814. File 3220 Q. 

1815, Sept. 7. McCann, Daniel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $472.31; made by Peter Gary, William Risler. Sworn 
to by Patience McCann, "Executrix," and John Taylor, Adm'r, Sept. 
8. 1815. File 2760 J. 

1816, July 18. McClary, Andrew*, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, residue of estate, after debts are paid. 
Executor.s — James McClary, Samuel Chamberlain. Witnesses — Rich- 
ard Coxe, Rebecca King. Proved Aug. 7, 1816. 

1816, Aug. 17. Inventory, $403.87; made by David Vankirk, Peter 
Young. File 2824 J. 

* Signed by mark. 



268 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1808, July 12. McColluin, Jacob, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
"being aged and infirm"; will of. Wife, Madlania, all household 
goods and all money, she paying all my debts. Executors — friends, 
Stephen Roy, Edward Hunt, Sr., Peter Strubel, Sr. Witnesses — Isaac 
Smith, Jacob Struble, Abraham Smith. Proved Jan. 29, 1814, when 
Stephen Roy, Edward Hunt signed as surviving Executors. 

1814, Feb. 18. Inventory, $918.87; made by Abraham Smith and 
Jacob P. Struble. File 1433 S. 

1817, Feb. 14. McCoy, James, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,905.05; made by George Backster, Frederick Hayne. A 
few names in accounts. Sworn to by Elenor McCoy*, John McCoy, 
Adm'rs, Feb. 18, 1817. File 1529 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Mar. 24. McCune, John*, of Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, all lands and estate, after debts are paid, 

for life. After her death, residue to daughter, Mary Ernest and her 
heirs, except $12 to be paid to my daughter, Ann Sharp. Executors — 
Mary Ernest, Henry Ernest. Witnesses — Patrick Megill, John Mur- 
ray, Ann Hutton*. Proved Apr. 15, 1814, when Henry Ernest signed 
as acting Executor. 

1814, Mar. 23. Inventory, $140.10; made by William Armstrong, 
James McGill. File 3049 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, June 10. McDonald, Catherine W., of Somerset Co., wife of 
Richard McDonald; will of. Having already deeded to my son, 
Creighton M'Crea, a farm of 225 acres In Bedminster Twsp., he is to 
pay to my son, Robert M'Crea, now of Gunnsey, Great Briton, £900, 
paying also to my grandson, Philip McCrea, £600, also he is to have 
£900 it being the residue of valuation of said farm. Grandsons, 
James and John, (sons of Gilbert McCrea) as tenants in common, 
part of section of land (land warrant No. 341, now in possession of 
said Gilbert), it being the 2nd section in first township east of the 
Great Miami in the Miami Purchase. Said Gilbert having his life- 
right therein, and at his death grandsons to pay to daughters [un- 
named] of said Gilbert £150. Grandsons, James and William (sons 
of my daughter, Catharine McDonald) as tenants in common, the 
2nd section of land, being part of land warrant No. 341, now in 
possession of said Catharine McDonald (640 acres), she having life- 
right therein and at her death they are to pay her daughters [un- 
named], £150, share and share alike. Executors — husband, Richard 
McDonald, friend, George McDonald. Witnesses — John Whitenack, 
Gilbert A. Lane, Elizabeth Conover. Proved July 25, 1814, before 
Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. File 1593 R. 

1814, May — . McDowell, Andrevr, of South Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,973.62; made by Jasper Farmer, Enos Ayres. 
Includes, cutlass, applelet, belt and feather. Sworn to by Anna 
McDowell, Adm'x, Ma,y 19, 1814. File 10486 L. 

1817, Nov. 8. McEowen, Hugh, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset Co., 
doctor; will of. Wife, Catharine, $2,000; tract of land purchased of 
Jacob Vaile, Jr. (74 acres); 3 cows, horse and chair, 6 sheep, house- 
hold goods as she chooses; also either of the buildings on either of 



CALENDAR OF WILIvS 1814-1817 269 

my 2 farms as purchased of John Boyle and James Vail; also use of 
all lands, live stock and farming- utensils during- widowhood or until 
son, Alexander, is 21, for maintenance of herself and education of 
my 3 children, Alexander, Mary and Matilda. Son, Alexander, when 
21, homestead (226 acres), and the chestnut lot; also $500, 8-day 
clock, silver watch, bookcase, Scots Bible, and looking glass. Daugh- 
ter, Mary, $3,000 when 18 or married; also 1 pair brass andirons, little 
wheel, 6 new silver teaspoons, bed and bedding. Daughter, Matilda, 
$3,000 when 18 or married; 1 larg-e soup spoon, bed and bedding and 
large and small wheels. Rest of real and personal property to be 
sold, and debts and legacies paid. Residue of estate to wife and 
children ectually. Executors — wife, Catharine, brother-in-law, 
Freezee Cole, friend, George Forsyeth, and wife to be guardian of 
said children. Witnesses — Joseph Bullman, Daniel Vail, John Hill. 
Proved Dec. 26. 1817. 

1817, Dec. 25. Inventory, $13,717.16; made by John Hill, Daniel 
Vail. Includes long- list of names in accounts. File 1720 R. 

1817, Apr. 30. McEowen, 'William, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset 
Co.; will of. Wife [unnamed], all real and personal property for 
life. After her death, to my son-in-law, Ellas Brown, the farm on 
east side of road leading from Pluckemin to Dr. Henry Van Derveer 
(150 acres); also the mountain wood lot near the Widow Dow, pur- 
chased of Job Dane; also all that I have advanced to him. All residue 
of estate, real and personal to my son, John Mehelm McEowen, he 
paying debts, also $500 to my nephew, Daniel (son of my dec'd 
brother, Daniel). Executors — son, John M. McEowen, friend, John 
Frelinghuysen. Witnesses — Christian Eoff, James Harriott, Henry 
Sloan. Proved June 17, 1817. 

1817, June 24. Inventory, $2,383.31; made by Henry Sloan, Job 
Lane. File 1721 R. 

1814, Mar, 24. McGill, Neal, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $336.50; made by George Garrison. Henry Carter. 
Includes legacy due from estate of Roger Larrison in hands of the 
executors, debt due from Archable Davidson. Sworn to by George 
Maxwell, Adm'r, Mar. 31, 1814. File 2681 J. 

1815, July 28. MeGill, William, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., doctor. Int. Inventory, $3,311.45; made by Peter Tomson, John 
Tomson. Includes sword, epaulets, cap and holster. Sworn to by 
Samuel Cooley, Stephen Gano, Feb. 9, 1816. File 2825 J. 

1814, Oct. 22. McGliney, Patrick, of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co. 
Int. Inventory [$147.40]; made by Elias Hand, Samuel Mccarty. 
Sworn to by John Goff, Adm'r, Feb. 8, 1815. File 900 E. 

1817, May 24. McGuire, Charles, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, residue of all estate after debts are paid, 
for maintenance of my children, Stephen, and John, who are to 
share any residue, when they are 21. Executor — John Coryell. 
Witnesses — John Coryell, Richard Coursen. Proved May 30, 1817. 

1817, May 28. Inventory, $486.91; made by Emley Holcombe, John 
Holcombe. Includes a violin, 1 tomb lettered, 1 not lettered, 1 small 
tomb not lettered. Head and foot stones for Mary Leonard, same 
for I. Kirkpatrick, same for G. B. Stout, 2 stones dressed and not 



2/0 NKW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

lettered, 2 gray marble slabs, 8 stones, 1 chest tools, 2 marble fire- 
place slabs, 1 g-rey stone, 1 muller. File 2888 J. 

1813, Mar. 29. Mclntlre, Daniel S., of Essex Co.; will of. Mother, 
Prussia Stepheson, all estate, real and personal, and whatever I 
may be entitled to as a soldier in the Army of the United States. 
and any residue at her death to her children. Executors — mother, 
Prussia Steveson*. and uncle, Simon Bryant. Witnesses — Aaron 
Munn, Daniel Harrison, Alexander Dean. Proved Apr. 27, 1816. 

Pile 10991 G. 

• Signed by mark. 

1813, Aug. 10. McKean, AVilllam, of Monmouth Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $62.92; made by Walter Vansciver, John Vanhorn. Sworn to 
by David McKean, sole Adm'r, Apr. 16, 1814. File 9104 M. 

1814, June 18. McKee, Agnes*, of New York City; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Jane (wife of Thomas Cahoon), all estate, real and personal. My 
bed to granddaughter, Elizabeth McKee. Executrix — said daughter, 
Jane. Witnesses — Matthew Hall, John Allen. Proved May 21, 1816. 

File 10992 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Feb. 27. McKee, James, of Maurice River Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,375.30; made by William Peterson, Alexander 
Bowie. Includes lumber, ship timber, etc. Sworn to by Dan Sim- 
kins, Adm'r, Apr. 9, 1816. File 1792 F. 

1817, July 2. McNamee, Peter, of New Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $129.33; made by Obadiah Herbert, James 
Ricketts. Includes lists of shawls, handkerchiefs, laces and various 
short lengths of materials. Sworn to by Ephraim Dunham, Adm'r, 
Dec. 2, 1817. File 10646 L. 

1815, Mar. 13. McNichol, William, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $467.26; made by Adam Coutch, John Nichols. Sworn 
to by Samuel Ray, Adm'r, May 31, 1815. File 3168 Q. 

1810, Oct. 22. Maclean, John, of Princeton, New Jersey, "a Pro- 
fessor in College of New Jersey"; will of. Wife, Phebe, in addition 
to her right of dower, all household goods and % of personal estate. 
Real estate to be sold at discretion of Executors. Residue of estate 
to wife and children now born or hereafter to be born, equally as 
tenants in common. If any child should die before 21 and without 
issue, his share to surviving children. Executors — wife, Phebe, and 
friend. Dr. Ebenezer Stockton, brother-in-law. Captain William 
Bainbridge. Witnesses — John Vancleve, Peter Bogert, Polly Smith. 
Proved June 20, 1814, when Phebe Maclean signs as Executrix. 

1814, Mar. 14. Inventory, $3,565.14; made by John Vancleve, Peter 
Bogert, Ralph Sansbury. Includes "ancient coins", sundry articles 
at Dr. John Vancleve's. File 1591 R. 

1816, Oct. 23. Madden, Isaac^, of Upper AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem; will of. Wife, Lucia, use of all estate during life for 
maintenance of younger children; but in case of her marriage, she 
is to have only her dower right. Rest of estate to all children [un- 



CAI.ENDAR OP WIIvLS — 1814-1817 27I 

named] equally. Wife to be guardian of children, Sophia, Jane. 
Joseph and Harriet. Executrix-wife. Lucia*. Witnesses-Isaac 
Smart. William Tyler. Mark Smith. Proved Nov. 25. 1817_.^^ ^^^^ ^ 

• Sig-ned by mark. 

1814 Feb. 25. Magilton, Robert, of North Brunswick Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co Int. Inventory, $136.87%: made by David Serviss. Jacob 
Dunhan. Includes carpenter tools, grooving planes Sworn to by 
Andrew Agnew. Robert Walkenhaw. Adm rs, Feb. 28. 1814. ^^^^^ ^ 

1813. Oct. 25. Mall [Maul], David, of Elsinborough. Salem Co^ Int. 
inventory. $563.47; made by Anthony Nelson Ben^amm Sm.th. 
Sworn to by John Counselor. Adm'r. Feb. 25, 1814. File 3066 Q. 

1817. Jan. 21. Malsbery. Benlah. Int. I-^^t^f' ^^^,'f = ^f Jof'i^ 
Job Bi'shop. Caleb Clothier. Sworn to by Ezek.el Jobes. Jan 22 1817. 
before Abram Brown, Surrogate of Burlington Co. File 12940 C. 

1814. Dec. 17. Malsbury. Caleb, of New Hanover Twsp Burlington 
CO int. inventory. $208.50; made by Thomas Swaim. J^^" B^^-J 
Jr. Sworn to by Levi Budd. Adm'r, Dec. 17, 1814. File 12748 C. 

18 r— ink faded], Feb. 26. Malsbnry, Gilbert, of Freehold Twsp^. 
Monm'outh C^ InL Inventory. $371.40; made by John Eorsyth. 
Thomas Harris. Affirmed by Joseph Harris, Adm r. Feb. 28, 1814. 
?PaTer so badly stained and faded that items of -;ento7^3-- 
mostly unreadable.] 

1815 Apr. 6. Mandeville. John, of Bergen Town and Co. Int In- 

ventorV $1.9?6.98; made by Garret I. Newkirk, Bf-Sickes. Sworn 
To by Sornkius Van Winkle, Jacob D. Van Winkle, Apr. ^11.^^5^ ^ 

1810 Oct. 4. Mandeville, Peter H., of Pequanock Twsp., Morris 
Co • w'ill of Wife, Elizabeth, to have possession of all estate, real 
and personal, for life, the moveable estate to be at her disposal 
After her death, the real estate to be divided between all my 
brothers' male children equally. Executors-wife Elizabeth, and 
brother, Henry Mandeville, and father-in-law, John Meade Wit- 
nesses-Mary Haulenbeck, Peter I. Mead, Garret Haulenbeck. 
Proved Jan. 1. 1816. 

1815. Dec. 30. Inventory, $1,875.68; made by Abraham Mandeville 
..^ ^ -^r J File 1649 N. 
Peter Mead. 

1816, Nov. 20. Mane [Main], Mary, of Newton Twsp.. Sussex Co. 
Int Inventory. $1,387.36; made by Vancleve Moore, Joseph Worbasse. 
Sworn to by Robert Price, John Main*, Adm'rs, May 28. 1817. 

File 1597 b. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 27. Manning, Jephthah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of Wife, Elizabeth, use of all property (after debts are paid) 
during widowhood; which property is mostly money advanced to 
my brother. William F. Manning, now in mercantile business in New 



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York City; also the goods she brought from her father, and in case 
of her marriage, she is to have % of abovesaid property. Daughter, 
Anna Manning, the other % of said property. Executors — father, 
Thomas Manning, and brother, William F. Manning. Witnesses — 
Samuel Hull, James LangstafC, William B. Manning. Proved June 
30, 1814, when Thomas Manning signed as sole Executor. 

1815, Aug. 8. Inventory, $2,265.21; made by Isaac A. Stelle. Wil- 
liam B. Manning. Includes a legacy bequeathed by Lawrence Thorp. 

File 10481 L. 

, , — . Manningr, Mary, of Middlesex Co. Int. Inventory, 

$1,656.16; made by Francis Drake, Jacob F. Randolph. Sworn to by 
Abraham Lane, Joseph F. Randolph, Adm'rs, May 5, 1816. 

File 10593 L. 

1814, Sept. 23. Blauning, William*, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anna, and to her heirs, all household goods 
(except clock and desk, which I give to nephew, William T. Man- 
ning, after her death); $2,000 out of personal estate; $52 yearly for 
the support of my black woman, Phebe, during her life; 1/4 of dwell- 
ing house during widowhood; M of garden; fruit, firewood, and 
time of my girls, Rachel and Nell and the boy, Peter, until they are 
liberated; also a grey horse and chair; 2 cows, 1 hog and provisions, 
all in lieu of dower. The land at Big Dismal with its appurtenances; 
the tract called Little Dismal; also section in state of Ohio (400 
acres) to be sold. $700 to be kept by executors for support of my 
sister, Sarah Harris. Sisters, Elizabeth Hull, $1,000, Rachel Thornal, 
$1,000, and to heirs of Margaret Randolph and Anna Moleson, each 
$300. To William Manning Leminon and Asa Lemmon, each $100. 
Isaac Holton, $500. Daughters of Nathaniel Holton, i.e., Lemmy 
Boice and Mary Holton, each $250. Nephew, Nathaniel Manning of 
Virginia, $500. Lewis Thornal (son of Israel), $500. Meribe (widow 
of Ezekiel Ayres), $300. Eliza Dunham (daughter of Benjamin 
Manning), $500. Anna Voorheese, $500. To Benjamin Harris, $500 
and Morris Harris, $100 (the heirs of Benjamin Harris, dec'd). To 
Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, $700, the interest thereof to pastoi 
of said church. To New Durham Academy (about to be built), $300. 
To grandchildren of Elizabeth Hull, i.e., Jephthah, Reuben and 
Rosannah Randolph, each, $100. Sarah Wynecope of Virginia, $300. 
Brother, Thomas Manning and his son, William T. Manning, and 
William B. Manning (son of Benjamin, dec'd), all homestead farm 
and residue of real estate, to be divided equally; but if said William 
T. Manning should die without issue, his share to Thomas and Wil- 
liam B. Manning. They are also to have residue of personal estate, 
with which to pay debts. Negro boys, Jake and Tom, to be liberated 
on May 1, 1818; Peter on May 1, 1830 and Rachel and Hetty and the 
little boy, Harry, when they become 25 years. Nephew, William T. 
Manning, to have Peter and Nell after death of my wife until they 
are free. Jake and Tom to have $100 each, when freed, and Rachel 
and Hetty to have $50 as soon as Executors see fit. Executors — 
brother, Thomas Manning, nephews, William B. Manning, William 
T. Manning. Witnesses — John Dayton, David Clayton, Reuben Drake. 
Proved Oct. 10, 1814, when Thomas and William B. Manning signed 
as Executors. File 10482 L. 

• Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WJI.I.S 1814-1817 273 

1815, Sept. 2. Manning', WilHani P., of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,778.25; made by William B. Manning, Isaac 
A. Stelle. Consist.^ of .3 items: his wearing- apparel, obligations (a 
part of which g-iven for bank stock in New York), and one desk and 
chair. Sworn to by Thomas Manning, Adm'r, May 18, 1816. 

File 10594 L. 

1816, Feb. 21. Marll, Charles, of Dover Twsp.. Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rebecca, $300. Son, John, $200. Daughter, Nancy Marll, 
$100. Betsey Marll, $100. Artis Marll, $100. Sarah Folwell (my 
wife's daughter), $100. If property should amount to more, or to 
less, said legatees to have shares in proportion. If either of my 
five named children should die under age, survivors to have such 
share. All property, real and personal, to be sold. Executors — my 
relative, Thomas R. Howell and friend, Charles F. Lott, they to be 
guardians of my children. Witnesses — Thomas R. Lacey, Thomas R. 
Howell, Charles F. Lott. Proved Mar. 22, 181G. File 9189 M. 

1814, Jan. 27. Marple, Isaiah, of Gloucester Town and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, use of house where I live, with oven and garden, 
for life; also 2 cows, 6 sheep, 2 hogs, household goods as she chooses; 
also $80 yearly for life, and firewood, all in lieu of dower. Daughter, 
Priscilla (wife of Clayton Brown), lands [description given] adjoin- 
ing Ephraim Heritage, Abel Hains, Samuel B. Lippincott (formerly 
John Ware's) and Great Timber Creek. Daughter, Mary (wife of 
Samuel Zane), land adjoining above [description given]. Daughter, 
Elizabeth (wife of William Zane), land adjoining Joseph Sloan and 
John Blatt, Nathan Lippincott, dec'd; also some meadow land. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, Christopher Sickler. Witnesses — Micajah -Clement, 
Samuel Brown, Isaac Hannold. [Document marked "Exhibit B"] 

1814, Jan. 30. Codicil. Residue of personal estate to be sold and 
debts paid. Appointing wife as Executrix to serve with Christopher 
Sickler. Witnesses — Micajah Clement, Isaac Hugg, William Earley. 
Proved Feb. 1, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 22. Inventory, $944.75; made by John Albertson, David 
S. Bassett. Pile 3149 H. 

1815, Aug. 22. Marple, Susannah, of Gloucester Co.. but "late of 
Philadelphia." Int. Inventory, $8.0G; made by Jacob H. Lippincott, 
William Stockton. Sworn to by Richard Whitecraft, Adm'r, Aug. 
28, 1815. Pile 3053 H. 

1814, Sept. 25. Marryott, Jonathan D., of Hopewell Twsp., Cum- 
berland Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, use of all personal estate, after 
debts are paid; also use of lands until son, John R., is 21, for 
maintenance of my children. Two sons, John and Reuben, or sur- 
vivor of them, all lands to be equally divided when John is 21, they 
paying to each of my daughters, Hannah and Margrett, Mariah and 
Rebecca, $20 when 21. Wife to have % of use of all lands during 
life and use of Reuben's share until he is of age. Executrix — wife, 
Sarah. Witnesses — Jacob West, Sr., Joseph West, James McFerson. 
Proved Feb. 14, 1815. 

1815, Jan. 10. Inventory, $396.60; made by David Sheppard, Charles 
Davis. File 1747 F. 



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1818, Mar. 27. Marsh, Dauiel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of real and personal estate during widow- 
hood, and at her death all residue to be divided between my chil- 
dren [unnamed], sons and daughters, equally. Land on east side of 
Essex and Middlesex turnpike to be sold and debts paid. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Elizabeth, Smith Vail, Isaac Moore. Witnesses — John 
Freeman, William Connett, Isaac Prall. Proved May 14, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 5. Inventory, $891.59i/2; made by John Willson, William 
Connett. File 10483 I* 

[Date of making will is 1818 — plainly an error, as other dates 
appear as given herein. Compiler's note.] 

1817, Sept. 16. Marsh, E^phraim, of Rahway, Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Susan Marsh, to have interest of all estate until married, 
when she is to have all estate; but if she dies leaving no heirs, said 
estate to be divided between children of my sister, Hetty (now wife 
of Safety Layton), and children of my brother, Gedrge Marsh, dec'd. 
Brother, Robert Marsh, my fine broadcloth cloak, 1 buff and black 
vestcoat. To brother-in-law. Safety Layton, $100. To Edward Duly, 
my woolen stockings and flannel shirts. Executors — daughter, Susan 
Marsh, and Isaac Moore. Witnesses — Eliphelet D. Camp, Amos 
Tooker, Jr., Nathaniel Manning. Proved Nov. 4, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 3. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Amos Tooker, Jr., 
Isaac Laing. File 11058 G. 

1811, Sept. 21. Marsh, Hester, of Bridge Town, Middlesex Co., wife 
of Mordecai Marsh; will of. To Hester C. Marsh (widow of Nathan 
Marsh, late of Bridge Town), dwelling house and lot now in her 
occupation, beginning at a corner of the Stone house; also a corner 
of Joseph Latham, dec'd, adjoining Lewis Morgan, and road by the 
Friends Meeting House [description given]; also $1,000, 1 mahogany 
table, large chair, all linens, and residue of wearing apparel. Two 
grandsons, Benjamin Morgan, and Stephen Camp Morgan, lot which 
I possess by will of my late husband, Benjamin Morgan [description 
given]; adjoining James Barber, Richard Marsh's saw mill, Ander- 
son's Tavern, and Lewis Morgan. Three granddaughters, Harriet 
Morgan, Jane W. Morgan, and Violetta Morgan, all my plate. To 
Violetta Marsh (wife of Solomon), my best cloth cloak, light silk 
cloak, silk bini gown. To Harriet Morgan, looking glass. Rest of 
estate, real and personal, to be sold, and proceeds to be equally 
divided between seven grandchildren, Margaret (wife of Ambrose 
Hankinson), Harriet Morgan, Hester Camp Marsh (widow of Nathan 
Marsh), Benjamin Morgan, Stephen Camp Morgan, Jane Williamson 
Morgan and Violetta Morgan. Executors — son-in-law. Dr. Lewis 
Morgan, and grandson, Benjamin Morgan. Witnesses — John Shot- 
well, Joseph D. Shotwell, Joseph Shotwell, Jr. 

1813, Nov. 10. Codicil. Appointing kinsman, Ambrose C. Hankin- 
son, in place of grandson, Benjamin Morgan, as Executor. Wit- 
nesses — same. 

1814, Nov. 3. Codicil. Appointing David S. Craig, as Executor in 
place of Ambrose C. Hankinson w^ho is unwell. All estate as given 
to grandson, Benjamin Morgan, to be held in trust by Executors 
for benefit of said grandson, for his life. Witnesses — same. Proved 
Feb. 15, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 14. Inventory. $2,571.53; made by Joseph Shotwell, 
Hugh Laing. Includes several names in accounts. File 10548 L. 



CALENDAR Olf WIIvIvS 1814-1817 275 

1814, Jan. 26. Marsh, John, of Woodbridge Tv/sp., Middlesex Co., 
joiner; will of. Wife. Catherine, use of all estate, real and personal, 
during widowhood. In case she marries again, she is to have $1,000 
in lieu of any other claim on my estate, believing- she will assist the 
grandchildren at her discretion, as they may stand in need. She is 
also to have my silver plate. Daughter, Susanna Barron (wife of 
Samuel), house and lot in Bridge Town, purchased of William Edgar; 
lot (50 acres) near David Thorp, purchased of Samuel Freeman; 
$1,000 in notes held against her husband; also a black girl, Dinah. 
Son, Benjamin, plantation (100 acres) whereon I now live; the 
negroes, Phillis, Jobe and Peter; a pair of oxen, sheep; mahogany 
desk, clock and case and globe; also the $1,000 already given him. 
To grandchildren, sixteen in number, residue of personal estate, not 
hereinbefore devised. They are children of my deceased son, Solo- 
mon, i.e., Catherine, Isaac, and John. Two daughters of my daugh- 
ter, Susannah Barron, i.e., Cornelia and Caty Ann Barron. Six chil- 
dren of my dec'd son, Joseph, i.e., Fanny Dickerson, Caroline, John 
Roff, Nathan, Joseph and Solomon Marsh. Three children of my 
dec'd son, John, i.e., Solomon, Manning and Caty Ann Marsh. Two 
children of my dec'd son, Nathan, i.e., Margaret and Nathan I. Marsh. 
All subject to my widow's interest and to be paid as girls become 
18 and the boys 21. The share of any grandchild dying before age 
and without issue, to return to my estate. Executors — wife, Cath- 
erine, son, Benjamin and son-in-law, Samuel Barron. Witnesses — 
John Mann, Thomas Laing, Joseph Williams. Proved July 8, 1814, 
when Samuel Barron and Benjamin Marsh, signed as Executors. 

1814, July — . Inventory, $15,181.76; made by Isaac Laing, Thomas 
Laing. A number of names in accounts. File 104S4 L. 

1808, May 10. Marsh, Mordeoai, of Bridge Town, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Solomon, for life, use and possession of my grist mill, 
saw mill, mill pond, dam and stream; dwelling house now in occu- 
pation of Oliver Martin and where Samuel Martin now resides, in- 
cluding my ship yards; also $1,500, having received part of his por- 
tion of my estate (that is $3,500). After his death, all of same to 
his two sons, Solomon and Mordecai, as tenants in common. Daugh- 
ter, Frances (wife of Crowell Evans), for life, use and possession 
of land and dwelling house wherein Lewis Prall now lives [descrip- 
tion given]; interest of $0,375 (deducting thereout whatever sums 
Crowell Evans owes me), annually. After her death, all of land to 
her son, Mordecai Evans, and residue of money to her children 
equally. Daughter, Abigail De Antoroches, for life, use and posses- 
sion of dwelling house and land (lately built on land purchased from 
James Moore, adjoining land purchased of Richard Marsh, being 
part of the Old Meeting House lot which I purchased of Richard 
Hartshorne, and Isaac Vail); also interest of $4,250, annually. After 
her death, to her son, Lewis DeAntoroches, the house a,nd land and 
money. If he should die before 21, leaving no issue, house and lot 
to be sold and proceeds thereof together with principal sum as 
abovesaid to be divided between all my surviving children. Daugh- 
ter, Mary (wife of John Brown), for life, dwelling, store house and 
garden on Rahway River, near my grist mill, and Joseph D. Camp; 
also interest of $5,000. At her death, said sum to her surviving 
children. The open space in front of grist mill and the ship yard 
to remain open and for use of all said devisees as a common privi- 
lege. Son, Joseph, tract purchased severally of David Jaques and 



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Robert Lee (45 acres); also $2,500, having advanced him a like sum 
heretofore. Daughter, Susannah Marsh, dwelling house and land 
adjoining her sister, Frances and Oliver Martin; also interest of 
$7,000. If she dies leaving no issue, house and money to be divided 
between her surviving brothers and sisters, equally. Son, Joseph, 
house wherein I now dwell; also y^ the home land I hold by will of 
my father, Joseph Marsh and purchased of John Spinning, adjoin- 
ing the hatter's shop [description given]. Son, Elias, the other y^, 
of said home land, adjoining land which Jane Lyell purchased of 
John Spinning and by her will devised to children of Jacob Raddeker 
and others; also tract of 40 acres purchased of Jonathan Freeman: 
also $6,000. A tract purchased of David Jaques, High Sheriff and of 
John Moore, to be equally divided between two sons, Joseph and 
Elias; s9.1t meadow purchased of Thomas Skinner in Rahway 
Meadows; % of residue of moveable estate to three sons. Solomon, 
Joseph and Elias; and interest of other y^ to daughters, Frances, 
Abigail, Mary and at their deaths to their surviving children and 
daughter, Susannah. Son, Mordecai, has been absent for a number 
of years but if he should return before or after my death, to have 
$5,000, the bequests to other children being charged therewith, if 
he returns. If son, Joseph should die leaving no issue, his share 
to my son, Elias, and if Elias should die before 21, or leaving no 
issue, his share to son, Joseph. Son, Solomon, also use and posses- 
sion of my small slip on Log Landing, adjoining Aaron Brokaw's 
house lot, and at his death to his 2 sons. Executors — cousin, Samuel 
Marsh, and my two sons, Joseph and Elias. Witnesses — Jeremiah 
Shotwell, Hugh Laing, Joseph D. Camp. 

1814, Mar. — . Codicil. Since making will, grandson Mordecai 
(son of my son, Solomon), has deceased. Said Solomon (also de- 
ceased) has another son "being the 4th son, since named Mordecai", 
I therefore give to said 4th son, Mordecai, all lands as heretofore 
devised to Mordecai, now deceased; also $700. The $1,500 given to 
said son, Solomon (now dec'd), I now give to my grandson, Ben- 
jamin Marsh (son of said Solomon). To grandson, Joseph (son of 
Crowell Evens), $1,000. To each of my granddaughters, Ann Marsh, 
Mary Marsh, Abigail Evens, Catherine Evens, Mary Brown, Susan 
Brown, Elizabeth Brown and Mary Jaques, interest of $200 and 
principal when 21. If either of them should die before 21, her share 
to survivors of them. Son, Joseph, by his misconduct having made 
himself unfit to be an Executor and in lieu of former bequests, I 
now give him an annuity of $125 for life. The lands as heretofore 
devised to him, to be held in trust by Executors for his benefit and 
that of his family, and at his death to be divided between his lawful 
issue, if any. To daughter-in-law, Dorcas Marsh, $125, annually 
while wife or widow of said son, Joseph. In case of his death with- 
out issue, his share to my son, Elias. In case of any dispute, it is 
to be referred to Richard Hartshorne, Henry Shotwell and Samuel 
Marsh, whose decision is to be final. Wife, Hester, to have interest 
of $2,500 per an agreement between us. Son, Joseph, to have use 
and occupation of the dwelling house in which I reside for life, re- 
serving therefrom the south westerly room for use of my daughter, 
Abigail D'Anterroche, and other household privileges. Son, Elias 
Marsh and son-in-law, John Brown, not to be discharged from their 
indebtedness to me by reason of their executorship. The % of 
residue (as devised to Solomon), to his surviving children, equally. 
Interest of share devised to daughter, Susanna Marsh, now Susannah 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 277 

Jauues to her for life and at her death to her children. Executors- 
son J'Has. son-in-law. John Brown, to act -f^^^Z^^^l.^^^^X 
iiarsh as before appointed. Witnesses— Jeremiah Shotwell. Hugh 
Lainp' Joseph Shotwell. Jr. 

ISl^i' June 29. Codicil. Daughter. Frances (wife of Crowel Evans) 

is now dec'd. I give to the several children of said Frances all the 

and money and effects as heretofore given to her. Confirms be- 

auest To son, Joseph but deters him from disposing of any lands. 

Revol.es beauest of $200 to each of ^-^^^^f ^-/- 7° ^^.tAn; 
in-law. Letti Marsh (widow of Solomon), interest of ?oOO du.ing 
widowhood. TO Ann and Mary (daughters of Solomon), each $250 
?o Mordecai (son of Solomon). $500. after death or ^^^^^-^%?'^'' 
mother. She to have interest thereof during widowhood Grand 
Ton Solomon (son of Solomon). $1,000. Revokes bequest of $125 
annuall to daughter-in-law. Dorcas Marsh. Witnesses-same. 
Proved Aug. 8. 1815. when Elias Marsh, John Brown signed as Ex- 

^""iSirAug 1. Inventory. $56,756.70; made by Joseph Hampton, 
Jos-ph Shotwell, Jr. Includes long list of names in accounts, the 
S^^th^ pa°t'of school House and lot -Id to George Brown for $97, 
earnings of sloop, Victory, for 1814 and 1815 . File 10o49 i.. 

1810. Oct. 28. Marsh, Nathan, of Woodbridge Twsp. Middlesex Co. 
int inventory, $12,610.89; made by Samuel Marsh, Andrew Elstom 
includes "Shop goods and merchandise". % of notes ottl^^^f^rrnof 
N. M. & Co." sworn to by Samuel S. Barron. Adm r. J^^^^^/^^'^, ^^f ^_ 

[This inventory belongs to estate papers in file No. 10273 L. Com- 
piler's note.] 

1816. MaT 3. Marsh. Sarah, of Chatham Twsp.. Morris Co. Int. 
inven'tory tnot totaled]; made by William Brittain, ^^ave^ Woodruff. 
Sworn to by Joseph P. Marsh, Adm'r, May 4, 1816. File 16dO N. 

1816 May 22. Martin. A^el, of Woodbridge Twsp.. Middlesex Co. 

Int In;-enIory. $556.83; made by Robert Willson, Levi Mundy. Sworn 

to by Rachel Martin, Simeon Martin, Henry Compton, Adm rs,^^July 

10, 1816. 

1815 Aug. 17. Martin, Daniel, of Hackensack Precinct, Bergen 

Co will of. Brother, Andrew Van Buskirk, $625. and wearing ap- 
parel and to his son, Abraham, my silver watch. Sister. Jemima 

Jnd her daughter. Mary. $400; but if they should die without issue. 
Sid sum to Lr b;other or sisters. Sister. Effy. $400. Sister^ Susana 
$1 000 and if she should die. leaving no issue, said sum to her 
brother or sisters. Executors-Sebe Br inkerhoff Henry Bogert. 
Witnesses-Albert N. Vanvoorhis. John Resell. Proved Aug. 24. 

^^mS. Aug. 24. Inventory. $2,860.06; made by John ^es^^^veU.^J^, 
Albert N. Vanvoorhis. 



1815, Sept. 8. Martin, Joshua, of Bridgewater Twsp. 



Somerset Co. 
int. "lnve''n;oTy.T8Vr27r"m'ad'e' by Lefferd Caldron, Cornelius D. 
Tunison. Includes "millstone and stone for a r"\\°T\ ®i8f6'- 
iworn to by Absalom Martin. James Martin, Adm'rs, ^'^^'I'^f 



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1817, July 1. Martin, Rachel, of Piscataway Twsp., Miadlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $314.50; made by Moses Martin, Robert Willson. 
Sworn to by Simeon Martin, Henry Compton, Adm'r, July 1, 1817. 

File 10645 L. 

1818, Sept. 21. Martin, Samuel, Sr., of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Thompson, lot whereon the saw mill now stands, 
straight with Moses Martin's line. Daughter, Catherine Hansley 
(wife of Lewis Hansley), lot where the said Hansley's house now 
stands. Son, Henry, dwelling- house wherein I live with the grist 
mill and pond and land, about 3 acres; also 3 lots of meadow ad- 
joining the bridge over Walker's Creek, on Mocking Bird Creek to 
Raritan River and the 3rd adjoining Henry Tutton and others. Son, 
Samuel, $100. Woodland to be sold. Son, Phinehas, $100. Residue 
to be divided equally between all my children, Thomson, Mulford, 
Samuel, Rachel (wife of Richard Randolph), Phinehas, Susannah 
(wife of Abraham Beach), Sarah (wife of Phinehas Roff), Henry, 
Catherine (wife of Lewis Hansley), Henry, and Charlotte Martin. 
Executors — sons, Thomson and Henry, both of Piscataway. Wit- 
nesses — Moses Martin, Joseph Sutton, Enos Fourat. Proved Oct. 5, 
1815. 

1815, Oct. 12. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Enos Fourat, 
Lewis F. Randolph. File 10550 L. 

[Son, Henry, is named twice in list of "all my children". Presum- 
ably an error.] 

1815, Oct. 5. Martin, Walter, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, all hou.sehold furniture she to live with my 
son, Ezra, and be maintained by him during life, in lieu of dower. 
Son, Ezra, all that part of my land called the homestead, with house 
and barns; V2 of land bought of Enos Talmadge; also salt meadow 
purchased of Nickolas Mundy in the Raritan Meadows. Son, David, 
land bought of Joshua Martin which is now cut in two by the turn- 
pike; 4 acres purchased of John Ross; V2 of meadow purchased of 
Gershom Mundy; also $50. Son, Daniel, residue of land bought of 
John Ross; land purchased of Henry Fourat; lot bought of Gabriel 
Compton; lot bought of Richard Ross; also lot of meadow given me 
by my father. Son, Azariah, lot purchased of Ephraim Compton 
adjoining Benajah Martin and others; lot bought of Joshua Mundy; 
the other % of land bought of Enos Talmadge; other \^ of salt 
meadow. Daughter, Elizabeth, $100. Two daughters, Coseah, and 
Catherine, each $50. Rest of moveable estate to be sold and debts 
paid. Any residue to 3 sons, Daniel, David, and Azariah, equally. 
Executors — son, David Martin, friend, William Washington Ford. 
Witnesses — Moses Martin, Jr., David Mundy, Daniel Ayers. Proved 
Nov. 29, 1815. 

1815, Dec. 4. Inventory, $757.85; made by Moses Martin, Jr., David 
Mundy. File 10551 L. 

1815, Mar. 2. Maskell, Sarah, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Sister, Sabra Peck, all estate, real and personal, except 
V2 of wearing apparel, curtains, blanket and coverlid to her daugh- 
ter, Nancy Miller. Executor — Joseph Peck. Witnesses — David Mul- 
ford, Mary Mulford, Samuel Miller. Proved Mar. 25, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 5. Inventory, $340.07i/2: made by David Mulford, Isaac 
Mulford. Includes notes of Amos Woodruff, George Edwards. 

File 1748 F. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 279 

1813, Nov. 11. Mason, Leatitla, of Salem Co.; will of. To "chil- 
dren of my brother and sister Ward", $121 in silver, equally. Wear- 
ing apparel to my sisters [unnamed]. To Leatitia Ward, 6 silver tea- 
spoons, silver cushion and scissors, chain and band, all knitting' and 
sewing apparatus. Brother, John Ward, and sister, Hannah Ward, 
all residue of all estate. Executor — friend, James Freedland. Wit- 
nesses — John W. Mickle, Richard Jordan. Proved Jan. 17, 1814. 

1814, Feb. 16. Inventory, $794.63; made by Josiah Hall, Benjamin 
Griscom. File 3134 Q. 

1814, Jan. 14. Mason, Thomas, of Elsenborough Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory $4,150.84; made by Ezekiel Hewes, Andrew Thompson. 
Includes notes of Samuel N. Thompson, Andrew Bacon. Sworn to 
by John G. Mason, Adm'r, Aug. 1, 1815. File 3128 Q. 

1816, Jan. 25. Mathews, James. Int. Inventory, $781.33; made by 
James McClong, Paul Cobb. Sworn to by Gartry Mathews*, Adm'x, 
Jan. 31, 1816, before T. Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

File 1791 F. 
* Signed by mark. 

1813, Sept. 15. Matlack, Joseph, of Chester, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Son, John, horse, desk and such other articles that are considered 
his, in lieu of the services rendered me since he became of age. 
Daughter, Mary Matlack, bed and bedding, her choice, in lieu of 
her services in the family. Daughter, Rebecca Matlack, bed and 
bedding. Residue of personal estate to be divided among six chil- 
dren (for their services), John, Mary, Rebecca, Arthur, Joseph and 
Richard, equally, as they attain lawful age. The net income from 
my lands to them equally until Joseph is 21, at which time said 
lands to be divided between them by suitable persons nominated by 
them for that purpose. Children have the privilege of selling said 
lands if all are agreed. Executors — son, John, and brother, John 
Matlack, they to be guardians of minor children. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Warrington, Hannah Warrington, Henry Warrington, Jr. 
Proved Sept. 13, 1813. 

1814, Sept. 12. Inventory, $2,556.99; made by Caleb Atkinson, 
Henry Warrington, Jr. File 12749 C. 

1817, July 5. Matlack, Sarah, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, $737. 58i/^; made by Samuel Haines, Benjamin Scat- 
tergood. Sworn to by Edward French, Adm'r, July 14, 1817. 

File 12941 C. 

1817, Dec. 8. Mattison, James, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,168.02; made by John Vn Doran, George Williams. 
Sworn to by William, Nickolas, and Egbert Mattison, Adm'rs, Dec. 
9. 1817. File 1598 S. 

1812, Feb. 20. Mattocks. Sarah, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co.; will 
of. Sons, Luke and Jessey Mattocks, and daughters, Gracy Marshal) 
and Sarah Bates, each $66.67. Daughter, Rebecca Cossen, $133.33. 
Daughter, Mary Hammett, $511.00; also 3 notes I hold against her 
former husband, William Bodine, to the amount, $895.00. Daughter, 
Susanna Marshall, $1,406.00. Granddaughters, Sarah and Milisant 
Townsend, each $66.67. Grandson, Henry Townsend, $50. Moveable 



250 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

property to be sold. Residue of estate to five daughters, Sarah 
Bates, Elizabeth Albertson, Rebecca Cossen, ]VIary Hammitt and 
Susanna Marshall, equally. Executors — sons-in-law, Thomas Ham- 
mitt, Josiah Albertson. Witnesses — Richard Higbee, Jno. Marshall. 
Proved Mar. 21, 1816. 

1816, Mar. 2. Inventory, $3,815.09; made by John Marshall, An- 
thony Warrick. File 3006 H. 

1S16, Oct. S. rJaltson, AJu-aham, Jr.*, of Woolwich Twsp., Glouces- 
ter Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, bed and bedding, $200. Two sons, 
Jacob and John, ji of all remainder of estate. Daughter, Rachel 
Mattson, Vs of estate. Executor — Jacob Mattson. Witnesses — Jona- 
than Armbruster, William V\^elde, William Gregory*. Proved Oct. 
19. 1816. 

1816, Oct. 17. Inventory, $1,588.03; made by John Howey*, John 
Smith. Pile 3097 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Feb. 28. Mait.son, Jonathan, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Inventory, $889.85; made by Matthew Gill, Joseph Batten. 
Sworn to by John Pierson, Adm'r, Mar. 7, 1817. File 3150 H. 

1814, Nov. 4. Maul, Daniel, of Elsenborough Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $175.26; made by William Waddington, Andrew Thomp- 
son. Sworn to by Anthony Nelson, Adm'r, Dec. 6, 1814. 

File 3074 Q. 

1813, Dee. 15. Maul, .Tohn «., of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,451.05; made by James Hood, Norton Harris. 
Sworn to by Elizabeth Maul, Jonathan Smith, Adm'rs, Nov. 28, 1814. 

File 1692 F. 

1814, May 27. Maul, Mary, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $171.80; made by Abijah Harris, Enoch Burgin. 
Sworn to by John O. Harrough, Adm'r, May 30, 1814. File 1693 F. 

1816, Apr. 9. Maxv.ell, George C. Int. Inventory, $57,637.44; made 
by Alexander Bonnell, Thomas Gordon. Includes contents of barns, 
wagon house, parlour, entry, family room, office bedroom, Mrs. Low's 
bedroom, 2nd story front and back rooms, garret, office, Mrs. Max- 
well's trunk and apparel for A.M.M., and Mrs. Maxwell's trunk for 
I P B M, paper room, kitchen, cellar, list of stocks, law library, 
long list of names in accounts. Sworn to by William Maxwell, John 
Maxwell, Jr., Adm'rs, Mar. 29, 1817. File 2887 J. 

1816, Aug. 5. May, John, of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $563.25; made by Jonathan Crandel*, John Izard, Jr. In- 
cludes set of carpenter tools. Sworn to by Gideon Bishop, Adm'r, 
Jan. 29, 1817. File 922 E. 

• Signed by mark. 

1813, Apr. 29. Mead, Henry, of Packquannock Twsp., Saddle River, 
Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, to have maintenance by son, Isaac, 
during widowhood, a room for herself in my house and the wench, 
Phebe, to serve her during widowhood. Debts to be paid. Land 
bought of heirs of Thomas Ryerson to be sold. Son, Jacob K., £50. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 28 1 

Remainder to be divided equally among all my children, Mary Van 
Ess, Christiana Van Ess, Elizabeth Neffle, Rachel Vanhouten, Mar- 
garet Bogert, Jacob R., Isaac, and Abraham. Sons, Isaac and Jacob, 
two lots of land near Tunis Ryerson's old house and down to the 
river. Jacob to have the school house lot where his house now 
stands; also 17 acres bought of John Yellas. Isaac to have the 
homestead lot (50 acres); 13 acres on north side of road, and 10 
acres bought of Jacobus and 3 acres bought of Henry Hopper; the 
land known as the Dove slank. Jacob also to have 27 acres bought 
of Jacobus back of young George Ryerson. To both sons, two lots 
in Sinzack, one bought of John Mead and the other willed to me 
by my father, on one of which are tan vats and the currying shop, 
with all privileges thereof to both; also woodland at Kykout. To 
eaxh of daughters, £150. Executors — sons, Jacob and Isaac, and 
Samuel Bogert. Witnesses — John R. Neafle, Peter J. Vanhouten, 
Garret Haulenbeck. Proved Mar. 22, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 8. Inventory, $4,756.01; made by Garret Vanderhoef*. 
John A. Kiersted. Includes English Bible. File 3641 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 3. Mead, John, of Salem Co. Ward. "By virtue of a 
law entitled, 'An Act, relative to the Surrogate's Office of Salem Co., 
passed Jan. 21, 1814.' Letters of Guardianship were issued on 3rd 
day of May same year unto John Johnson, Jr., Guardian of the per- 
son and estate of John Mead, child of Samuel Mead, Jr., late of 
Salem Co., dec'd; to take effect Oct. 20, 1796; he having first given 
security." Lib. 40, p. 550. 

[Not listed in Index of Wills; no paper on file.] 

1815, May 29. Meariiig, Andrew, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Aaron Hankinson, Jr., Henry 
Carshbaugh. Sworn to by Henry D. Struble, John D. Struble, Adm'rs, 
June 3, 1815. File 1475 S. 

1815, Jan. 14. Mearing, George*, of Frankford Twsp., Sussex Co., 
"being advanced in age"; will of. All estate, real and personal, to 
be sold. After debts are paid, residue to children, Andrew, George, 
John, Rebecca Gates and the children of Barbary (late wife of 
Frederick Shangenburg), and of Mary (late wife of John Cox), are 
to have their mother's shares. Executors — John Gustin, Leonard 
Struble. Witnesses — Thomas Gustin, John Frazer, Jr., James Matti- 
son, Jr. Proved May 29, 1817. 

1817, May 24. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Charles Lynch, 
William Allen. A few names in accounts. File 1530 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 23. Measuroll, Peter Praw*, of North Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Susannah, % of all estate, real and 
personal, during widowhood. Sons, Elijah D. Measuroll, Peter 
Measuroll, Josiah and Edmund Measuroll and daughter, Elizabeth 
Measuroll, the other % thereof, to be divided equally. In case of 
marriage of wife, her share to return to my estate for division 
among children. The share of any heir who dies without children, 
to survivors. Daughter, Phebe Bennet, to have nothing under this 
devise. Executors — wife, Susannah, and Peter and Josiah Measuroll. 
Witnesses — Josiah Davis, Henry Van Der Veer, Peter Bennet. Proved 
June 14, 1814, when Peter MeseroU [Measuroll] signed as Executor. 



282 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Sept. 1. Inventory [not totaled] made by Jasper Provoost, 
James Dehart. File 10488 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Nov. 9. Meeum, Andrew, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,806.80: made by Vining Hill, Ephraim Shaw. 
Sworn to by Ann Meacum, Edmund Wright, Adm'rs, Dec. 7, 1814. 

File 3073 Q. 

1816, Deo. 5. Mecum, John, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $93.99; made by Vining Hill, Joseph Lippincott. 
Sworn to by Samuel Gilmore, Adm'r, Mar. 5, 1817. Includes cash re- 
ceived from Hill Mecum. File 3257 Q. 

1816, Jan. 22. Meeker, Caleb, of New Providence, Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $2,559.82; made by Thomas Baldwin, J. C. Bonnet. Sworn 
to by Charity Meeker, Adm'x, Oct. 11, 1816. File 10993 G. 

, . — . Meeker, Isaiah, of New Providence; will of. Wife, 

Deborah, all moveable estate; also use of Vz of real estate, during 
widowhood. If she marries again, she is to have a bed and bedding, 
and residue of estate (moveable) to three daughters, Abigail Meeker, 
Nancy Roberts, Polly Muir. Wife, also to have $50. Son, Jonathan 
M. Meeker, $400; but if he should die without issue, said sum to 
revert to my other children. Son, Isaac, $25. Grandson, John 
Meeker, $50. Grandson, Daniel Meeker, $25. Granddaughter, De- 
borah Meeker, $25. Son, Caleb, all lands and appurtenances (except 
use of V2 thereof to wife as aforesaid), he to pay debts and legacies. 
Executors — wife, Deborah and son, Caleb. Witnesses — Thomas 
Baldwin, Elias Riggs, Phebe Ward. Proved Feb. 28, 1814, when 
Caleb Meeker signed as Executor. Pile 10845 G. 

1816, Aug. 1. Meeker, Jonathan, of Livingston Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eunice, use of farm during widowhood for mainte- 
nance of my minor children until they are of an age to be bound out; 
also bed and bedding. Son, Enoch, 10 acres adjoining Josiah Mulford 
and Pell and John Teed, over his equal share. When minor children 
are of age, residue of estate to be divided between surviving chil- 
dren, deducting $210 as paid to my son Peter, "his heir to have her 
equal proportion". Deducting $50 as paid to daughter, Polly, she 
to have her equal share. Deducting $50 as paid to daughter, Anna, 
she having her equal share. Executors — friends, Aaron Tomkins, 
John Ball. Witnesses — Abner Ball, John Townley, Jr., David Town- 
ley. Proved Aug. 10, 1816. 

1816, Aug. 20. Inventory, $444.29; made by John Townley, Jr., 
Silvanus Crowell. File 10994 G. 

1709, Sept. e. Meeker, Joseph, of Mendham Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, 1 horse, 1 cow, bed and bedding, all the pewter in 
house, her side saddle and bridle, 6 sheep, 6 chairs. Son, Caleb, and 
2 daughters, Rachel Miller and Keziah Janson, each 20 shillings. 
Sons, Elisha, Joseph and Aaron, all rest of my estate, equally and 
if any of them should die under age, his share to survivors. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Mary, and Elisha, Joseph, and Aaron Meeker. Wit- 
nesses — Abner Connet, Obediah Hedden, Benini Wilkison. Proved 
May 17. 1816, when Joseph and Aaron Meeker signed as Executors. 

File 1653 N. 



CAIvENDAR OF WII.I.S 1814-1817 283 

1810, May 1. Meirs, David, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Martha, rooms in house with household and 
g-arden privileges for life; household goods to furnish as she pleases; 
£30 yearly and maintenance, in lieu of dower. Grandson, David, (son 
of my son, Apollo), all plantation purchased of John Woodmancy 
whereon I live, with right to certain cedar swamp as bought of 
Thomas Woodward; also my silver can marked "D M" and 6 silver 
teaspoons marked "D M", when he is 21. Grandson, John Meirs, all 
the plantation purchased of David Porman, and piece purchased of 
John R. Lawrence lying on north of road leading from Crosswicks 
Creek to Hornerstown; also 27 acres south part of pine land bought 
of Executors of the Joseph Holmes Estate, when he is 21; also % of 
cedar swamp in Cumberland Swamp. Grandson, Thomas Meirs, all 
plantation purchased of Daniel Woodmansee and John R. Lawrence 
on south side of the Great road leading from Crosswicks Creek, to 
Hornerstown; also Vs of cedar swamp and 40 acres of land purchased 
of Executors of Joseph Holmes, when 21. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Emley, $4,000 (widow of Anthony Emley). Daughter, Keturah, 
(widow of Joel Cook), $1,600, i.e., $800 to John Cook and $800 to 
Mary Emley, formerly Cook; also $800 to the two youngest when 
they are 21, "I think their names is Joel and Anthony". Son, Apollo, 
all estate, real and personal; also other % of cedar swamp in Cum- 
berland, cedar swamp in Davenport, with my right in Success Saw 
mill and pinelands adjoining same, and use and profits of lands 
given his sons until they are 21. Granddaughter, Martha Meirs, 
£1,000 to be paid out of plantation left to said grandsons. Ex- 
ecutor — son, Apollo. Witnesses — Thos. Wallin, Joseph Hodson, Riley 
Allin. 

1816, May 11. Codicil. Grandson, John Meirs, to have plantation 
free and clear of incumbrance as given him in will. Son, Apollo, the 
plantation purchased of John and Anthony Reckless and he is to 
pay to granddaughter, Martha (now Martha Tilton), £500. Grand- 
son, John, to be discharged from paying her the £500 as ordered in 
will, and son, Apollo is to pay said sum out of John's estate. Grand- 
son, John Meirs, is to take James B. Grover and bring him up and 
fulfill the conditions of his indenture for which Apollo is to pay 
him £50. Wife, Martha, to have an additional £20 yearly. Grand- 
daughter, Martha Emley, 8-day clock with mahogany case and 6 
silver teaspoons. Witnesses — Daniel Harker, Rulif Johnson, Solomon 
Chambers. Proved Oct. 17, 1816. A notation appears on outside of 
document: "I give to Polly Emley six silver spoons, table spoons, 
otherwise a new clock of the best sort". 

1816, Oct. 15. Inventory, $10,086.00; made by Daniel Harker, Riley 
^llen- File 9190 M. 

1815, Sept. 2. Meldrum, John, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah and my faithful friend, Martha Ketchup, in- 
terest of all proceeds of estate to be paid them annually, principal 
only if and when needed. All estate to be sold and debts paid. After 
death of wife and friend, Martha, residue to children. Garret, Robert, 
John, Martha W. Hunter and Rebecca F. Peale, equally. Executors- 
son, Garret, and friends, Frederick and John Frelinghuysen. Wit- 
nesses — Stephen P. Striker, John Craig, James Stewart. Proved Nov. 
14, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 14. Inventory, $1,650.96; made by Andrew Howell, 
Samuel Hall. File 1642 R. 



284 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Apr. 2. Melhollen, Barney, of New Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Inventory, $192.00; made by John E. Woodward, Francis 
Lippincott. Sworn to by Wm. Lippincott, Adm'r, Feb. 6, 1815. 

File 12827 C. 

1815, July 8. Melick, Daniel, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset Co., 
captain; will of. Wife, Catharine, bed and bedding that she brought 
"when she moved with me"; also one boy's share out of my estate, 
in lieu of dower. All estate, real and personal to be sold within a 
year. Interest of $500 to be used for maintenance and education of 
youngest children, i.e., Catharine, Andrew and Margaret Melick until 
14. Residue to be divided between wife and children, wife and boys 
having three shares each and the girls two shares each. Sons are 
John, David, William. Daughters are Eliza Melick, Charlotte Melick, 
Rosannah Melick, Mary, Catharine and Margaret Melick. Executors — 
son, John Melick, and friends, Abraham I. Van Arsdalen, Nickolas 
Arrowsmith. Witnesses — Henry Dow, William Arrowsmith, Levi 
Sutton. Proved Aug. 7, 1815. 

1815, July 29. Inventory, $3,260.47; made by Gilbert Lane, Levi 
Sutton. Includes shop, barkhovise and vats. File 1640 R. 

1812, Sept. 29. Mercer, Archibald, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Two sons, I'eter S., and Archibald and three daughters, Maria 
Stryker, Gertrude Lee and Charlotte Frelinghuysen, entire estate, 
real and personal, equally. Son, Peter, is charged with $5,768. Archi- 
bald is charged with $1,122. Daughter, Maria, is charged with 
$2,242. Gertrude with $2,777 and daughter, Charlotte, with $737, all 
such sums to be part of their shares. Dec'd daughter, Lucy, had 
been advanced $3,260 and son, William, dec'd, $2,600, which shall be 
considered a part of the share of their children. Daughter, Maria, 
to have interest of her share during life and at her death, to her 
issue if she have any and if not, then U to revert to my children, 
Peter, Archibald, Gertrude and Charlotte, and interest of other 1/2 
to Dr. Peter Stryker for life. To two grandchildren, Mary Ann and 
Gertrude Frelinghuysen, y^ of a full share as they become of age, 
or marry, and their father, John Frelinghuysen to be their guardian. 
Grandson, Archibald (son of Peter Mercer), $1,000 and his father to 
be his guardian. If he should die before age, residue of said sum 
to Peter's other children, Mary and John. Grandson, William (son 
of dec'd son, William), % part of child's share, but if he should die 
before age, same to revert to my other children. To Trinity Church 
in Newark, all my accounts against said church. The pew therein 
to be reserved for use of any part of my family that may incline to 
that church, "and I hope my children may sometimes attend the 
Episcopal Church from respect to the memory of their father". 

Sister, Helen Highway, interest of $1,000 to be paid annually after 
death of her husband, Samuel Highway, and at her death said sum 
to revert to my children. To my unfortunate brother, Robert Mercer, 
interest of $1,000, during life and at his death, same to be paid to 
his son, Robert for maintenance and education and when he is of 
age, he is to have $500, of said principal and the other $500 thereof 
to my children. I desire to be buried beside my son, William, the 
remains of my wife to be removed and laid in the same pit with me. 
Executors — sons, Peter S. Mercer and Archibald Mercer, Dr. James 
Lee and Gertrude, his wife, Theodore Frelinghuysen and Charlotte, 
his wife, and friend, James R. Smith, of New York. Witnesses— 



CAI^ENDAR OF WII.LS 1814-1817 285 

James Kearney, Elias E. Boudinot, John N. Gumming-. Proved June 
20, 1814, when Peter S. Mercer and James Lee signed as Executors. 
Theodore Frelinghuysen signed as same on June 18, 1814. 

1814, June 1. Inventory, $120,609.88; made by Thomas Gumming-, 
William Halsey. Includes long list of names in accounts. Sworn to 
by Theodore Frelinghuysen, Oct. 10, 1815. File 10846 G. 

1813, Apr. 6. Merlat, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Go. Int. In- 
ventory, $252.47; made by John Morford, Garret D. Gonover. In- 
cludes carpenter tools, a number of names in accounts. Sworn to 
by John G. Taylor, Apr. 5, 1814. File 9107 M. 

1815, May 26. Merrell, William. Int. Inventory, $731.96; made by 
Adrian Merrell, Cornelius Smock. Includes bed and bedding "be- 
longing to Hannah, daughter of Intestate and willed to her by Mrs. 
Smock", a horse held by Intestate with his father. Sworn to by 
Martin Schenck, Frederick Frelinghuysen [who did not sign], Adm'rs, 
June 21, 1815, before Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Go. 

File 1641 R. 

1815, Jan. 26. Merritt, IClizabeth, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Inventory, $185.46; made by Samuel Garr, Caleb 
Clothier. Sworn to by Jonathan Curtis, Adm'r, Jan. 2 6, 1815. 

File 12828 G. 

1816, Dec. 18. Merritt, Jacob, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington Go. 
Int. Inventory, $2,373.90; made by William Shinn, Josiah Gaskill. 
Sworn to by Abraham Merritt, Adm'r, Dec. 20, 1816. File 12882 G. 

1817, Feb. 11. Merritt, 'William, of Bridgetown, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $782.21; made by Stephen Miller, David Lupton. In- 
cludes hatter's tools. Sworn to by Ann Merritt, William Anderson, 
Adm'rs, Feb. 22, 1817. File 1828 F. 

1813, Dec. 7. Mersiiois, Henry, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, bed and bedding, brass candlestick, desk, 
dining table, breakfast table, candle stand, brass top andirons, 6 
chairs, carpet and contents of corner cupboard (except what belongs 
to my son, Joab's wife) ; also my family Bible, for life and after her 
death to my daughter, Mary Slack, and at her decease to my grand- 
daughter, Maria Mershon. Wife also to have one cow, grains; also 
$533.33, in lieu of dower. Son, Benjamin, wearing apparel "they be- 
ing best fitted to his size". Daughter, Mary (wife of Cornelius Pol- 
hemus), $266.66. Grandson, Henry Mershon (son of Stephen), $266.66, 
"to enable him to relieve the necessities of his father as he may 
stand in need". Granddaughter, Maria Mershon, (daughter of my 
son, Benjamin), $800 to enable her to care for her father in his 
crippled condition; also the mare bought at Coleman's vendue. Job 
has already received by deed 60 acres of land as his share. Son, 
Enos, who if living, lives in one of the southern states, $2 66.66. 
Daughter, Rebecca (wife of Richard Hudnut), $320. Daughter, 
Sarah (wife of John Titus), $266.66. Daughter, Francina (wife of 
Richard Hart), $213.33. I have conveyed to daughter, Mary and her 
husband, Theophilus Slack, the house and lot where they live, which 
is their share. Residue of real and personal estate to be sold for 
paying debts and legacies. Executors — friends. Dr. Joseph Phillips, 
Enoch Johnston. Witnesses — John Phillips, Mary Cade, John Cade. 



286 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Aug-. 8. Codicil. Revoking bequest of £100 to son, Enos and 
giving same to son, Joab. Witnesses — John Cade, Mary Cade, Sarah 
Carpenter. Proved Nov. 12, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 9. Inventory, $1,227.98; made by John Phillips, Francis 
Huff. File 2682 J. 

1815, June 6. Mershoii, James, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory, $879.40; made by Garrit G. Wikoff, David McKean. 
Includes blacksmith bellows and tools. Sworn to by Robert I. 
Mershon, Adm'r, June 20, 1815. File 9146 M. 

1811, Oct. 19. Mershon, Robert, of South Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, use of my farm with stock and farming 
utensils for maintenance and education of my children, Robert and 
Sarah, until Robert is 21; also all personal estate with following 
exceptions. Son, Robert, to have plantation where I now live, ex- 
cept 26 acres purchased of Daniel Mershon; also my clock, bed and 
bedding, my secretary, gun and windmill; also a wagon, 2 horses 
and harness. Daughter, Sarah, the aforesaid lot of 26 acres; also 
a looking glass, folding table, bed and bedding. Negro boy, Tom, 
to be freed when 35 years, and Joe to be freed if he serves faith- 
fully for 10 years from January next. In case of marriage of my 
wife, she is to have $200 in lieu of dower. Executors — wife, Hannah, 
brother, James Mershon, and friend, John Scott. Witnesses — Jona- 
than Stout, Nathaniel Britton, Nathaniel Hunt. Proved Dec. 23, 
1814, when John Scott signed as Executor. 

1814, Dec. 13. Inventory, $6,642.07; made by Matthew Rue, 
Nathaniel Britton. A few names in accounts. Sworn to by Hannah 
Mershon, Executrix, Apr. 14, 1818. 

1818, Apr. 14. Jurat of Hannah Mershon, as Executrix. 

File 10487 L.. 

1811, Mar. 11. Mershon, AVilliam, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Prudence, £1,000, bed and bedding, 
horse and chair, all the plate I now have; also all the income of my 
estate, real and personal until my son, Samiiel Davis Mershon, is 21, 
she maintaining and educating him until that time. If he should 
die before 21, William Clark is to have £100 and residue to children 
of my sisters, Roday Brearley and Huldah Phillips. Executors — wife, 
Prudence, and Caleb Shreve, they to be guardians of my son. Wit- 
nesses — Ralph Hunt, John C. Brown, Levi Hunt. Proved Apr. 13, 
1814, when Prudence Mershon signed as Executrix. 

1814, Apr. 2. Inventory, $2,105.73; made by Philip Hendrickson, 
John C. Brown, Isaac Brearley. File 2683 J. 

[Marriage bond is recorded in Secretary of State's office, Trenton. 
Book B page 792 for Rhoda Mershon to Samuel Brearley, both of 
Hunterdon Co., on Dec. 8, 1783. Compiler's note.] 

1815, Mar. 9. Nershoiie, Henry, Sr., of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Son, Major Mershon, all lands on north west side 
of the turnpike road leading from Trenton to New Brunswick. Son, 
Ralph H. Mershon, $1, having been heretofore provided for. Son, 
John Mershon, $20, having been heretofore provided for. Son, Henry 
Mershon, $300. Daughters, Ruth Mershon, Sarah Mershon and Eliza- 
beth Mershon, each $300. To my daughter, Mary (wife of Daniel 
Mershon), $50. Daughter, Anna Tindal, $150. Daughter, Valearia. 



CAIvENDAR OF \VII.I,S 1814-1817 287 

$150. Daughter, Julian Scattergood, $150. Daughter Abigail Lee, 
$150. Grandson, Charles Mershon (son of Major), $150. Debts to 
be paid out of personal estate, and residue thereof to children 
equally. Executors — two sons. Major and Ralph H. Mershon. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Cook, Caleb Shreve, Ralph Hunt. Proved Apr. 26, 
1815, when Major Mershon signed as executor. 

1815, Apr. 24. Inventory, $3,023.48; made by Caleb Shreve, Geo. 
Brearley. File 2761 J. 

1816, July SO. Meunie, Charles*, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. In consideration of the kind attention of my friend. Dr. 
Matthias Freeman and his family since I have been with them, I 
give him all my right to 160 acres of land to which I have legal 
claiin from the United States as a soldier regularly discharged from 
service. The wa.rrant for same being in hands of Mr. Seeley, a 
lawyer, near Albany Basin, in City of New York. Executors — said 
Dr. Matthias Freeman, and Rev. Henry Mills. Witnesses — Henry 
Beach, John Barron, Hiram Woodruff. Proved Aug. 12, 1816, when 
Matthias Freeman signed as Executor. File 10596 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Apr. 12. Micheler, John, of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, maintenance during life by son, John; but if 
she chooses to live with any of her other children, he is to pay for 
her a reasonable board. He is also to pay legacies. Said son, John 
(youngest), all real estate with house and barn, he paying debts. 
To eldest son, Lewis, $75. Eldest daughter, Mary (wife of Myre 
Olde), $62.50. Elizabeth (wife of John Van Blarcom, Jr.), $62.50. 
Margaret (wife of John Vanhouten), $62.50. Youngest daughter, 
Sally (now wife of Garret Earl), $62.50. Personal estate to be sold 
and debts paid thereout and residue equally divided between six 
children. Executors — Jacob Vanriper, John A. Van Vourhis. Wit- 
nesses — Henry A. Hopper, Helmagh Ackerman, Daniel A. Blauvelt*. 
Proved May 30, 1815. 

1815, May 29. Inventory, $361,341/^; made by John Van Blarcom, 
Henry A. Hopper. File 3676 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Aug. 15. Mickel [MackeJ, Maekial], John, of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all estate during widowhood, and 
at her death, residue to my daughter, Nancy. Executors — wife, 
Mary*, and daughter, Nancy*. Witnesses — Samuel Walker, Abraham 
R. Lott. Proved Sept. 19, 1815. File 10547 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Apr. 24. Mickle, Robert, of Cape May Co. Int. Inventory, 
$534.12; made by Elias Corson, John Mackey. Sworn to by James 
Mickle, Adm'r, Oct. 7, 1817. File 923 B. 

1813, Mar. 16. Mlddleton, Amos, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Lydia, all her household goods, my bed, all her 
plate; £95; £50 out of personal estate; the bond which her son, 
Joseph Cook gave her; also the legacy left her by her father, all in 
lieu of dower. Son, Robert, all the plantation whereon I formerly 
lived (near Allentown), he paying £2,500; also £783 that he is in- 
debted to me. To grandchildren, Margaret Steward, Amy Middleton, 



288 NE\V JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Phebe, Josiah, Caty-Ann and Elizabeth Middleton (children of my 
son, James), £783, equally as they come to age (deducting thereout 
the sum which son, James, is indebted to me). Son, Abel, £933; 1 
note, £50 dated Apr. 10, 1790 which I hold against him; one other 
note which he gave Apollo Woodward; also all my cedar swamp. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Middleton, house and lots of land in Crosswioks, 
reserving to my wife 1 share with her in said house and garden 
during her widowhood; also £30, 2 beds and bedding, watch, and 6 
silver teaspoons. Daughter, Miriam Ellis, £230. Grandchildren, 
Elizabeth Curtis, Miriam Tantum, Margaret Forman, Samuel Kelley, 
and great grandson, David Tantum (son of Joseph), £230, to be di- 
vided equally as they come to age. To grandchildren, Sarah Rad- 
ford, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Lydia, Joseph and Mathew Forsyth, 
£230, to be divided equally. Son, Robert, my gun, wearing apparel, 
silver buckels and buttons. Residue of estate, if any, to wife and 
two daughters, Miriam Ellis and Elizabeth Middleton. Rest of per- 
sonal estate, to be sold and debts paid thereout. Executors — 
daughter, Elizabeth, and Nathan Middleton, Sr., Joshua W. Sat- 
terthwait. Witnesses — John Ellis, Jno. C. Abbott, Peter Ellis. 

1816, Jan. 22. Codicil. Son, Robert, to pay legacy in whatever 
money is lawful. Son, Abel, £800 only and not £933 as before given. 
Granddaughter, Miriam Tantum being deceased, her husband. Hart- 
shorn Tantum, to be guardian for her children who are to have her 
share, when of age. My daughter, Elizabeth Middleton, since mak- 
ing my will has been afflicted with a weak state of mind, so my other 
executors are to act for her. Witnesses — John Ellis, Jno. C. Abbott, 
Hannah Dickson. Proved Mar. 25, 1816, when Nathan Middleton, 
Joshua W. Satterthwaite signed as Executors. 

1816, Mar. 15. Inventory, $4,299.76; made by John Ellis, Thos. L. 
Shotwell. File 12883 C. 

1815, Kov. 28. Middleton, Nathan. AVard. Accounts of Elias Seely, 
guardian, include boarding and clothing said ward for 5 years 8 
months; also Elias Secley's receipt for $167.67. Account allowed at 
November Term, Orphans Court, by T. Elmer. (Surrogate of Cum- 
berland Co.) File 6217 F. 

1807, June 25. MIers, NIckolas, of Deptford, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory, $468.59; made by Aaron Wood, Samuel B. Paul. Affirmed 
by John Rambo, Adm'r. de bonis non, Feb. 2, 1814. File 3008 H. 

1814, Apr. 2. Miers [Myers], Simon, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John G. Trimmer, John Matti- 
son. Includes Bible. Several notes of Andrew Myers. Sworn to by 
Henry Trimmer, Amos Sutton, Adm'rs, Apr. 6, 1814. File 2684 J. 

1814, Dec. 2. MiJlci-, Aaron. Int. Inventory, $100.74; made by 
Jacob Foster, Ephraim Kent. Includes items "in the Weaving Shop". 
Accounts of Capt. Jonathan Hand, and account of Ephraim Kints 
as guardian to Mary Hand. Sworn to by Mary Miller, Adm'x, Feb. 
5, 1816, before Jehu Townsend, Surrogate of Cape May Co. 

File 913 E. 

1813, Dec. 14. MiJIer, Anna, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $383.38; made by John Holmes, Joseph Brown. 
Sworn to by William Brown, Adm'r, Mar. 10, 1814. File 1695 F. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILLS— 1814-1817 289 

1815 Feb. S2. Miller, David, of Chatham Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $798.00; made by Abraham Brittin, H. McDougall. In- 
cludes unfinished bureaus and fancy chairs. A separate ^inventory 
of '•Boards, joice, tools and sundries in the Cabinet Shop , ?^o3.^5, 
made by same. Includes unfinished bedsteads, long posts for bed- 
steads, trundle bed, unfinished clock case, cradle, tables, and tools. 
Sworn to by Jane Miller. Jephthah B. Munn, Abraham Brittin Mar 
2. 1815. ^'^^ ^^°^ ^• 

1815, Not. 30. Miller, David. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made 
by William Smith. Josiah Ayers. Sworn to by Morris Frazee. Adm r, 
Dec 12 1815. before John Heard, Surrogate of Middlesex Co. 

' File 10552 Li. 

1805, Sept. 3. Miller. Frederick, of Rockaway Valley, Peauanock 
Twsp Morris Co.; will of. Wife, Ann. best bed and bedding, large 
cupbokrd, all pewter on our dressers and other furniture as she 
chooses, use of 1 room for life; also % of farm, in lieu of dower 
Son John, all the farm whereon he lives in Hanover Twsp. (109 
acres). Son, Aaron, all the farm whereon I live (164 acres) ; also 
120 acres of woodland near George Taylor's land. 4 grandchildren, 
Ellis McCarty. Betsey and Sarah McCarty, and Aaron McCarty 
(children of my dec'd daughter. Charity), $120, to be divided equally. 
Daughter, Catherine, .$125. Daughter, Sarah. $125. Grandson, Fred- 
erick Miller (son of my son, John), my silver watch. 2 sons, John 
and Aaron, all wearing apparel. Residue to be divided between chil- 
dren equally, the said children of my daughter. Charity, to have her 
share. Executors-2 sons, John F., and Aaron Miller. Witnesses- 
Thomas Van Winkle, David Occabock*. Peter Silvester. Proved Mar. 

1816. Mar. 12. Inventory. $588.27; made by Thomas Van Wmkie, 
, T^ ,,+K File 1651 JM. 

Jacob Demouth. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814 Mar. 3. Miller, Frederick*, of Upper Freehold Twsp.. Mon- 
mouth' Co • will of. Wife, Fame, use of house, maintenance; also use 
of light waggon and horses with a negro man to drive; 2 cows, 6 
sheep- all household goods for her own use and disposal; also silver 
and gold now in the desk. Son, John, all estate, real and personal 
he paying legacies. If said son. John, should die before he is 60 
years the Cattail field, adjoining William Story to be sold and 
money arising therefrom to children of my two sons, Fredrick and 
George. Daughter, Margaret Miller, to live in my mansion house 
while single and to have maintenance by my son. John. In case ot 
Margaret's marriage, she is to have an outset equal to that of my 
daughters already married; also $800. Daughter, Sarah (wife of 
David Robins), $800. Daughter, Fame (wife of Abel Hall). $800. 
Daughter, Elizabeth (widow of John Cox), $710. Children of my de- 
ceased daughter, Mary Robins, i.e., Mary, George. Elizabeth and 
Fame each $100, as they become 18, and Elizabeth is also to have 
a cow when she is married. To children of my deceased daughter, 
Phebe Robins, i.e., Mary. Elloner, and Johnston, each $100, as they 
become 18. To grandson, Fredrick Miller (son of Fredrick). $100, 
when 18 but in case of his death before that time, said sum to re- 
turn to my estate. Grandson. Fred Miller Hall (son of my daughter, 
Fame Hall), $100. when 18 and if he should die before 18. said sum 



290 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

to return to estate. To son, Fredrick, all the obligations I hold 
against him. To son, George, the money ($1,466.60) paid for the 
lands he now possesses. Executors — son, John Miller, sons-in-law, 
David Robbins and Abel Hall. Witnesses — Jacob Fisher, Abraham 
Bergen, David Fisher. Proved Sept. 28, 1814. File 9105 M. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, June 34. Miller, lehabot!, of Morris Twsp., and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, all residue of moveables. Debts to be paid. To each 
of my brothers and sisters, $1 each. To Ichabod (son of Daniel F. 
Cochran), all lands and tenements (except 13 acres late property of 
Obadiah Hedden, dec'd, which I have given Isaac Miller, son of my 
brother, Isaac, dec'd). All property to be in possession of my wife 
during widowhood. Executors — friends, Timothy Allen, Samuel Free- 
man (son of my wife's brother, Zenas Freeman, dec'd), of Orange in 
Essex Co. Witnesses — David Mills, William Freeman, Charles 
Tucker. Proved July 1, 1816. 

1816, June 29. Inventory, $1,581.78; made by Thomas Darling, 
Jacob Tomkins. File 1652 N. 

1817, Jan. 9. Miller, Jacob, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $4,468.57; made by Moses Piatt, John Holmes. Sworn 
to by William Elmer, Adm'r, Apr. 7, 1817. File 1829 F. 

, , — . Miller, Joast. Int. Inventory, $100.25; made by 

Isaac Fairchild, Garret Nafee. Sworn to by Margaret Miller*, David 
Miller, Adm'rs, Apr. 10, 1817, before John A. Boyd, Surrogate of 
Bergen Co. File 3737 B. 

• Signed by mark. 

1816, Apr. 7. Miller, John*, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catheren, all estate, real and personal, during widow- 
hood. After her death, residue to be divided between three daugh- 
ters, Anna, ^,4, Mary, 14. and Catherine, i/^. Executors — wife, Cath- 
arine and friend, Samuel King. Witnesses — G. Maxwell, Samuel 
Burwell, William Shearman. Proved Apr. 20, 1816, when Samuel 
King signed as acting Executor. 

1816, Apr. 19. Inventory, $104.94; made by G. Maxwell, Samuel 
Burwell. File 2826 J. 

• Signed by mark. 

1817, Oct. 18. Miller, Josiab, of Byram Twsp., Sussex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $361.97; made by Samuel Johnson, Abraham Laurance. 
Sworn to by Hannah Miller, Jacob Miller, Adm'rs, Nov. 8, 1817. 

File 1599 S. 

1817, Aug. 7. Miller, Oliver, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $248.89; made by John Holmes, Moses Platts. Sworn 
to by Ruth Miller, Adm'x, Sept. 16, 1817. File 1830 F. 

1810, Feb. 21. Miller, Paul, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Paul, 100 acres of plantation where he now lives, to 
include buildings and meadow; also H of my bog meadow, adjoining 
John Anderson. Grandchildren (sons of my dec'd son, Daniel), John, 
William, Peter, Daniel and Vincent, the land whereon Daniel lived 
at time of his death; the saw mill called "The Success"; also 100 



CAI.ENDAR OF WIIvLS 1814-1817 29I 

acres of pineland near same In Monmouth County, to be divided 
between them equally when youngest is 21. Elizabeth Miller (widow 
of son, Daniel), to have use of all the lands for maintenance and 
education of said grandchildren during her widowhood, the whole 
to be under the care of my son, "Vincent. The share of any grand- 
child who might die without issue to survivors. Sons, John and 
Vincent, the homestead, to be equally divided; also remainder of 
land now in possession of son, Paul, to include woodland adjoining 
the Widow Anderson; also other % of bog meadow, they to pay my 
funeral charges, and to erect a head and footstone at my grave. 
Son, John, bed and bedding on which I lay, my desk, Dutch cupboard, 
and at his death, the cupboard to my granddaughter, Anna (Vincent's 
daughter). If son, John, should die without a will, his share to 
descend to Vincent's children. Daughter, Anna, $60. Daughter, 
Mary, $60. Children of my daughter, Catherine, $60, of which $20 
to her son, Paul, and rest divided between other four [unnamed]. 
Daughter, Sarah, $4 annually for 15 years; but if she die before 
expired time, same to her child, if living and if not living, the legacy 
to cease. If any child brings any account against my estate, the 
same to be debarred from any share in my estate. Executors — sons, 
Paul, John and Vincent. Witnesses — John L. Anderson, John Nesbit*, 
Isabel Hankerson. Proved Jan. 20, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 15. Inventory, $176.50; made by John Mount, John L. 
Anderson. File 10489 L.. 

* Signed by mark. 

18 — , . — . Miller, Robert, Sr., of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co.; 

will of. Son, John, $1,000. Son, Hugh, $1,000. Son, Robert, interest 
of $1,000 during life and then to his heirs. Son, Barclay, interest of 
$1,000 for life and then to his heirs. Son, Samuel, $1,000. Daughters, 
Bsabel Rittinhouse, Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Honeyman and Nancy 
Carhart, each $500. Daughter, Margaret Eckman, interest of $500 
for life and then to her children. Sons, William and Andrew, all 
estate, real and personal, they paying legacies. Executors — said 2 
sons, William, and Andrew. Witnesses — Jacob Miers, John Larue, 
William Nisbitt. Proved Nov. 9, 1816. 

1817, Jan. 8. Inventory, $270.75; made by Jacob Miers, Thomas 
Shields. File 1501 S. 

1801, Sept. 26. Miller, Theophilis, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe, in addition to her right of dower, my horse 
and chair, all household furniture. Daughter, Lucy Camp, in addi- 
tion to what she has had, $50. Daughter, Phebe, a bed and bedding, 
$125. Son, William, part of farm south of the road leading from my 
house to Lock's Bridge over the Passack River, he paying $50. Son, 
Philitis, $25. Sons, William to have %, Josiah, % and David and 
Jonathan the other H equally divided, of remainder of estate, real 
and personal. Executors — wife, Phebe, son, William Miller, and 
one-in-law, Daniel Camp. Witnesses — Benjamin Johnson, Betsey 
Miller, John Darcy. Proved Oct. 25, 1815, when William Miller 
signed as Executor. 

1815, Nov. 7. Inventory, $156.47; made by Ezekiel Kitchell, Elijah 
Hopping. Pile 1606 N. 

1815, May 22. Miller, "William, of Dower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $339.22; made by Dalymore Harris, Wil- 
liam Waddington. Sworn to by Morris Hancock, Adm'r. June 14, 
1815. File 3125 Q. 



292 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Aug. 29. Miller, AVilllam, of Union Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, in addition to her right of dower, bed and bedding, 
furniture for 1 room, horse, 2 cows. Three daughters, Hannah 
Stooky, Susan Miller, Anne Van Winkle, each $12.50. Rest of real 
and personal estate to 2 sons, John M. and Samuel C, equally when 
eldest son, John, Is 21, and wife to be guardian until they are of age, 
or during widowhood. If she marries, her right of dower to cease. 
Executors — Thomas Mulford, William Crane. Witnesses — John E. 
Alleman, John Hoagland, John B. Crane. Proved July 25, 1817. 

1817, Aug. 12. Inventory, $849.11; made by John Conklin, Benjamin 
Crane,' Jr. Testator is called of Westfleld Twsp. Sworn to Apr. 20. 
Igl8. File 11059 G. 

1816, Nov. 4. Millor, William, of Montgomery Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $44.76; made by Elijah Stout, Jacob Gulick. 
Sworn to by John Gulick, Jr., Adm'r. Dec. 1, 1816. File 1684 R. 

1814, Jan. 19. Mills, Da^1«l, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $361.04; made by Abel Bacon, David Sheppard. 
Sworn to by Mary Mills, Adm'x, May 18, 1814. File 1696 P. 

1814, May 3. Mills, Jemima, of Salem Co. Ward. "By virtue of 
a law, entitled, 'An Act, relative to the Surrogate's Office, of Salem 
Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814.' Letters of Guardianship were issued on 
3rd day of May, same year unto John Hancock, Guardian of the 
person and estate of Jemima Mills, child of John Mills, late of Salem 
Co., dec'd; to take effect from Jan. 2, 1794; he having first given 
security". Lib. 40, p. 550. 

[Not listed in Index of Wills; no paper on file.] 

1814, Mar. 8. Mills, Thaddeus, of Elizabeth Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary T., all household goods. Real estate to be sold for 
benefit of my estate. Lands and tenements that I own jointly with 
Elias Wade or any other person, to be sold. Interest of proceeds 
for maintenance of wife and education of children. When youngest 
child is 18, if wife is still my widow, she is to have interest of 
$1,500 during her widowhood. Rest of said estate to be divided 
equally among children: Mary Wiley Mills, Robert Wiley Mills, 
Halstead Mills, Hannah Mills and Rebecca Halsted Mills. At death 
or marriage of wife, said $1,500 also to be so divided. Executors — 
friend, Jeremiah Ballard, Esq., and brothers-in-law. Job S., and 
William M. Halsted, and James Maver of New York City. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Ogden, Ichabod Ogden, Jabez Crane. Proved July 1, 
1816. 

1816, June 27. Inventory, $2,145.20%; made by Elias Wade, Jona- 
than Harrison. Includes 2 family Bibles, contents of "2nd story of 
Paint Shop", include gig bodies, coachee, tables and desk. Contents 
of lower paint shop include various vehicles, old and new, painted 
and unpainted. Contents of wood shop, include coachmaker's tools, 
patterns, a stage-body unfinished, etc. Contents also of harness 
shop and blacksmith shop. Sworn to July 1, 1817. File 11060 G. 

1815, Aug. 21. Mills, 'William, of Westfleld Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. AVife, Rebecca, 2 horses, light wagon, 2 cows, bed and bedding, 
iron pot, table, 4 chairs, % of grain; also use of % of all real estate 
during life. Son, William, the home plantation. Son, Elmer, the plan- 



cai.i;ndar of wili^s — 18 14-18 17 293 

tation which I boug-ht of Jacob Mills. Two sons, Elmer and William, 
the plantation bought of Eli Miller (45 acres); also all salt meadow. 
Daughter, Ame Heath, 3 acres on back of First Mountain, bought of 
Squire Parson. Residue of moveable estate to said three children 
equally. Executor — David Osborn of Scotch Plains. Witnesses — AVil- 
11am Acken, Nelly Osborn, Jonathan Osborn. Proved Oct. 21, 1815. 

1815, Nov. 14. Inventory, $831.44; made by Samuel B. Miller, Jona- 
than Woodruff. File 10918 G. 

1814, June 3. Mires [Myres], John, of East Windsor, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $25.68; made by John Hoar, Joseph Wall. Sworn to 
by John James, Adm'r, June 17, 1814. File 10491 L. 

1813, Nov. 13. Mirick, John, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Inven- 
tory, $183.49; made by Stephen Cook, Daniel Farrand. Sworn to by 
Daniel Farrand, appraiser, Jan. 7, 1814. File 1559 N. 

1S15, Feb. 27. Miseroll, John*, of Georges Road, North Brunswick 
Twsp., Middlesex Co.-; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, during widowhood, 
maintenance out of estate; also any cash on hand. Son, Peter, £5. 
Two sons, John and Nickless, tract whereon I live, equally; also the 
tract running from Georges Road to Jasper Farmer's house; also to 
each a bed and bedding. John to have the brown mare and Nickless, 
a colt. Daughter, Elizabeth, $100, bed and bedding. Rest of land on 
the Brook between Vandeveer and Bennett to 3 sons equally. Ex- 
ecutors — 2 sons, John and Nickless*. Witnesses — Peter and William 
Bennet, Nickolas Meseroll. Proved Oct. 16, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 30. Inventory, $656.32; made by Peter Bennet, John 
Zandt. File 10647 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Xov. 29. Miseroll, Nickolas, of North Brunswick Twsp., 
Middlesex Co.; Int. Inventory, $491.42; made by Nickolas S. Mise- 
roll*, Staats Van Deursen. Sworn to by Jane Miseroll, Adm'x, Dec. 
5, 1815. File 10553 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1797, Sept. 3. Mofiett, Archibald, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 2 rooms in house where I dwell, with 
household privileges, firewood for life, and a cow to be kept by my 
son, Thomas; also 2 beds and bedding; also £50 yearly for life to be 
paid by sons, Archibald, Thomas, Richard, Isaac, George and James, 
all in lieu of dower. To sons, Archibald and Richard, the plantations 
whereon they now dwell. Son, Thomas, the plantation whereon I 
dwell (excepting privileges to his mother). Three sons, Isaac, George 
and James, my sawmill purchased of executors of Michael Fisher, 
Jr., and Vi the saw mill purchased of Commissioners of forfeited 
estates, and lands belonging thereto. To all sons (except Archibald), 
the landing lots on Mantua Creek. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary 
Moffett, lot adjoining plantation where I live; also a lot in Barns- 
borough. My right in Maunesses Island in the Deleware River be- 
low Thompsons Point and lots in the Barrens to be sold. Daughters 
Ann (wife of Elijah Cozens), Rebecca (wife of David Eldridge), 
Martha (wife of Thomas Thompson), Elizabeth and Mary Moffett, 
each £100, and to Hannah (widow of Samuel Couzens), £50 and to her 



294 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

son, Benjamin £25, when 21. Executors — sons, Archibald and Richard 
and Benjamin Heritag-e. Witnesses — John Wilkins, Jona. Eglington, 
Joh. Moffett. (Marked "Exhibit B") 

1817, Mar. 13. Moffett, Archibald, Sr., of Greenwich Twsp., 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Daughter, Rebecca Eldridge, $500. Daughter, 
Martha Thompson, $500. Daughter, Elizabeth Bennett, $500. Two 
granddaughters, Marian and Rebecca Terrance (daughters of my 
daughter, Hannah), each $50 when 21. Daughter, Mary Carpenter, 
$500, exclusive of obligation assigned to her but given me by my 
son, Archibald. Real estate to be sold and proceeds to sons [un- 
named]. Any residue of personal estate to daughters equally. Ex- 
ecutors — James Jessup, Joshua Haines. W^itnesses — Joseph H. Evins 
[Ervin], Amos Eastlack, Joshua Z. Moffett. ("Exhibit A") 

1817, Mar. 17. Caveat against proving of will signed by Elijah D. 
Cozens. ("Exhibit C") 

1817. August Term. Challenge of Elijah D. Cozens against John 
Pflths, Esq., sitting in judgment upon argument in this case. 

1817, Aug. 25. Plea to above challenge signed by John Moore 
White, Proctor, of James Jessup. ("Exhibit D") 

1817, Aug. 25. Replication by said Cozens. ("Exhibit E") 

1817, Sept. 20. Appeal to Prerogative Court by Elijah D. Cozens, 
by counsel J. Mcllvaine. 

1817, Aug. 18. Renunciation by Joshua Haines. Witnesses — Jno. 
Moore White, Robert L. Armstrong. 

1817, 4. 3. Inventory, $1,727.22; made by Michael Allen, John 
Driver. Sworn to by James Jessup. Adm'r, pendente lite, Oct. 8, 1819. 

File 3151 H. 

1814, Feb. 17. Money, Joseph*, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Eunice, all house and land, and all estate 
for her disposal, she to be sole Executrix thereof. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Fisher, Joseph Ferguson, William Pippin. Proved Dec. 17, 1815, 
when Joseph Money, Jr., and Edward B. Gibbs signed as Adm'rs, 
C.T.A. 

1815, Dec. 8. Inventory, $857.38%; made by Gervas Hall, Joseph 
Lippincott. File 3166 Q. 

• Signed by mark. 

1808, Dec. 9. Montgomery, W^illiam, of Allentown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all real and personal estate, after debts are 
paid, and she is to be Executrix. Witnesses — J. H. Imlay, Abraham 
Hayes, Richard M. Short. Proved Oct. 30, 1816. File 9191 M. 

1814, Jan. 29. Moor, John, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, 
Magdalen, all real estate, being the farm whereon I live (part of 
same being in Somerset Co.); also personal estate, including tools 
and implements in the hatter shop. After her death, said estate to 
be divided between all my sons and daughters [unnamed], except 
daughter, Mary Ann, who shall have $100 before division is made. 
Son, Isaac to have $50 before division is made. (Other children are, 
Abraham, John, Joseph, Joshua, Sarah and Elizabeth.) Executrix — 
wife, Magdalen. Witnesses — Nehemiah Hope, Peter Stryker, Tunis 
A. TenEyck. Proved Aug. 9, 1814, when Magdalen Moore signed as 
executrix. 



CAI.ENDAR O^ WIIvLS 1814-1817 29$ 

1814 Aug-. 10. Inventory [not totaled] made by Thomas Van 
Camp,' Abraham A. Vanfleet. Includes bar furniture. File 2687 J. 

1814, May 7. Moore, Amos, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory. $6,999.91; made by Israel Moore, Edmund Burrough. Sworn 
to by Aaron Hunt, Charles Welling, Adm'rs, May 10, 1814. 

File 2685 J. 

1811, Mar. 11. Moore, Benjamin, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth Moore (wife of William S. Moore), 
large looking glass, and to her son, Benjamin, my clock and case. 
To said grandson, Benjamin, the plantation whereon I live, adjoining- 
the road from Pennington to Trenton, and lands of John VanKirk, 
Samuel Moore and others, containing 148 acres; also 50 acres ad- 
joining same, and Aaron Hart, subject to payment of $26.67 out of 
annual rent to grandson, Benjamin Woodward. If said Benjamin 
should die without issue, said plantation to my grandson, William 
Israel Moore (son of William S. Moore). All other real estate to be 
sold and out of proceeds, $130.33 to granddaughter, Sally Moore 
(wife of Charles Moore). One half of remainder to daughter. Eliza- 
beth (wife of William S. Moore). Interest of other half for use of 
daughter, Sallv (wife of Daniel Woodward), for her sole use and 
benefit without hindrance from her husband, and at her death to be 
divided between her daughters, Hannah and Polly Woodward. Ex- 
ecutor—son-in-law, William S. Moore. Witnesses— Nathaniel Temple. 
Enoch Green, Charles Ewing. Proved July 24. 1815. at Trenton before 
William S. Pennington, Chancellor. File 2484 J. 

1817 Jan. 8. Moore, Daniel, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of Wife [unnamed], her dower right in personal estate. Other 
personal estate to be sold and debts paid. Remainder to 3 daughters. 
Phebe Cake Sarah Fithian, and Ann Moore, and to granddaughter. 
Almeda Moore. Grandsons, William and George (sons of dec'd son, 
Moses), the place in Deerfield Twsp.. as left to me by my father. 
on which their mother now lives. Eleanor, widow of my son. Moses, 
to have her right of dower in said place for life. Said grand.?ons to 
have also piece of cedar swamp in Gloucester Co.. purchased of Dr. 
Isaac Harris To Oliver Brooks who now lives with me, my sorrel 
horse Son, John, place where I now live; also my right in the grist 
mill and land which I hold in partnership with Mrs. Minch; also 
about 48 acres of swamp and cripple near the mill; also 2 pieces of 
meadow in Holmes tract, he paying to my daughter, Ann $700. Ex- 
ecutrix—daughter, Ann. Witnesses— Eben Elmer, N. L. Stratton, 
Lucius Q. C. Elmer. Proved Feb. 11, 1817. 

1817 Feb 13. Inventory, $1,225.74; made by George Souder. 
Samuel Davis. 

1814, June 2. Moore, Daniel, Jr., of Deerfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co Int Inventory, $1,085.91; made by Ebenezer Davis, Samuel 
David. Sworn to by Lydia Moore, Adm'x. June 30. 1814. File 1697 F. 

1813. Nov. 4. Moore, Eli, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory. $147.50; made by Isaac Golden. David Hunt. Sworn to by 
Joseph Moore. Adm'r. Sept. 3. 1814. File 2686 J. 



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1811, Feb. 18. Moore, Henry, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah (whose maiden name was Sarah Jackway, 
daughter of Reuben Jackway and Margaret, his wife), all moveable 
estate, including bonds that may be due, for her own use; also my 
dwelling house and out buildings during widowhood. At her death, 
lands to be divided between five sons, John (by my first wife), Henry, 
Thomas, James and Hugh (by my second wife, Sarah). Executors — 
wife, Sarah, and son, Henry. Witnesses — William Asson, Joseph 
Hodson, Samuel Woodward. Proved Mar. 17, 1814, when Henry 
Moore signed as Executor. 

1814, Mar. 7. Inventory, $547.60; made by AVilliam Burtis, Joseph 
Hodson. Includes "sundries in the bar". File 9106 M. 

1815, Apr. 28. Moore, Johu, of Trenton Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by James Slack, Israel Fish. Sworn 
to by Charles Moore, Adm'r, Aug. 2, 1815. File 2762 J. 

1815, May 8. Moore, John, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co. Int. 
Inventory, $177.49; made by Aaron Bateman, David Clark. Sworn to 
by Ephraim Westcott, Adm'r, June 6, 1815. File 1849 F. 

1817, May 2. Moore, John, of Lawrence, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $242,371,4; made by John Phillips, Caleb Shrieve. Includes 
bar furniture. Sworn to by Ann Moore, Adm'x, May 29, 1817. 

File 2889 J. 

, . — . Moore, Jonathan, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; 

will of. Wife, Margaret, all real and personal estate for her to dis- 
pose of between her sons and daughters [unnamed]. My real estate 
is a 5 acre lot purchased of Aaron Luce and my personal estate con- 
sists of a mare, cow, 12 sheep, beds, bedding and other household 
furniture. Wife to have care of two little children, Jesse and Mar- 
garet. Executors — wife, Margaret and son-in-law, John W^ildrick, 
they to be guardians of two children during their minority. Wit- 
nesses — Elias Muchback, John Lemmon, John C. Ray. Proved Apr. 
25, 1814, when John Willdrick signed as surviving Executor. 

1814, Apr. 6. Inventory, $279.97; made by George Vanhorn, Abra- 
ham Shaver, Jr. File 1434 S. 

1814, Mar. 19. Moore, Moses, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Eleanor, plantation in Deerfleld Twsp., 
Cumberland Co.; also personal estate during widowhood. At her 
death, or remarriage, plantation to two sons, William, and George, 
and personal estate to be divided between surviving children [un- 
named]. Executrix — wife, Eleanor*. Witnesses — David Bradway, 
William Corlis, Barzillai Jefferis. Proved Apr. 4, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 2. Inventory, $1,718.65; made by Barzillai Jefferis, John 
Bradway. 1^'ile 3051 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1808, Mar. 2. Moore, Thomas. Int. Inventory, $369,611/^; made by 
James Ogden, John Vandiford*. Sworn to by William Moore, Adm'r, 
Jan. 12, 1814, before S. M. Shute, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

File 1698 F. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1817, Mar. 13. Moore, ^Villiam, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
•will of. Wife [unnamed], % of personal estate after debts are paid, 
during widowhood and then to 2 daughters, Anne Bacon and Sarah 
Bacon, who are to have residue also. Real estate to be sold and 
proceeds divided equally between 6 sons, Dickinson, Edward, James, 
Mark, John and Daniel, excepting the old place occupied by my 
brother, Edward, in his lifetime, the greater part of which I bought 
at Loan Office sale and which I give to Elizabeth Moore (daughter 
of said brother, Edward); but if she dies under age, said farm to 
be sold also. To 5 grandchildren (sons of dec'd son, Thomas), Wil- 
liam, James, Hamilton, Susannah and Thomas, each $40 when of age. 
Executors — Dickinson, Edward, James, Mark, John and Daniel 
Moore. Witnesses — Peter Ladow, Elizabeth Ladow, Job Ellis*. 
Proved Apr. 25, 1817, when only Dickinson and Mark Moore signed 
as Executors. 

1817 Apr. 22. Inventory, $2,340.99; made by Henry Shaver, John 
Robbins. File 1832 P. 

1815, Apr. 25. More, Henry, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, use of dwelling house, barns, other i^ of grains and 
fruit raised, firewood, during widowhood; 2 cows, 4 sheep for her 
disposal; also use of personal estate after debts are paid (reserving 
out of same, $400, clock, large brass kettle and winnowing fan), all 
in lieu of dower. After her death, residue of same to be divided 
between daughters, or their children (Anna's share to be retained 
by Executors and given her as necessity requires). To said daugh- 
ters, Anna (wife of Joseph Hoppock), Sarah Moore, Mary Faus, 
Jerusia Webster, each $100. Son, William, my clock. Son, John, 
brass kettle. Son, Jacob, winnowing fan. Sons, William and Jacob, 
the northerly side of farm whereon I live, adjoining Joseph Moore's 
land, Amos Sutton, William Sines, Nickolas Swallow, 96 acres [de- 
scription given], they allowing to my son, John, a lane 36 links 
wide. To John residue of farm (130 acres), he allowing to other 
sons, a lane 36 links wide to Samuel Holcomb's land, he to pay 
$2,133.33. Executors to place $433.33 at interest for use and benefit 
of' my daughter, Anna, not to be liable to her husband and at her 
death if before her husband, residue to her children. A like amount 
to my other daughters (as named). Sons, William and Jacob, each 
$200. Executors — said 2 sons, William and John. Witnesses — Isaac 
Rounsavell, Joseph Housel, Paul Kuhl. Proved May 10. 1816, when 
sons signed William "Aloore" and John "Moore". 

1816 June 3. Inventory, $2,331.30; made by Amos Sutton, Israel 
Poulson. File 2827 J. 

1815, Sept. 25. Morford, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, residue of personal estate after debts are paid. Stones 
to be erected at both our graves. If wife dies before me, portion 
given her to my kinswoman, Melinda (daughter of James Lloyd). 
David Perrine, for his kindness to me and per agreement wherein he 
is to care for both my wife and me for life, all real estate (being 40 
acres whereon I live). Executor — friend, John J. Ely. Witnesses — 
Cath B Henderson, Thomas and Eliza A. Henderson. Proved Sept. 
1 1817 File 9227 M. 



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1814, Oct. 12. Morgran, Ann, of Mannington, Salem Co., wife of 
Jonathan Morgan; will of. Moveable estate vested in me by agree- 
ment dated May 1, 1801 between my present husband and Ann Gras- 
berry (now Morgan), being myself. To Rachel Venable, trunk, silk 
quilt, a gown and cloak, silk shawl and silk gloves, pair fine cotton 
stockings. Wearing apparel to niece, Merriam (wife of Samuel 
Holloway), Ann (wife of John Venable), Harriet (daughter of Clay- 
ton Locuson), Ann (wife of Mark Reeve), and niece, Mary (wife of 
William Davis), and to her sister, Eliza, my best umbrella. To 
Elizabeth Scull (wife of William Scull), $30. To Maria (wife of 
Daniel James), silver watch and chain. To Harriet Locuson (daugh- 
ter of Clayton), walnut dressing table and £3. To Mary Pettit (wife 
of Peter Pettit), 6 silver tablespoons and to her daughter, Sarah, my 
mahogany stand. To Ann (wife of William Taylor), walnut bureau. 
To Susannah Holloway, 6 silver teaspoons and tea tongs. To Mary 
Histerd, looking glass. To Mary Ann Peacock, silver hook, knitting 
bag and quill; also $4. To Ann (wife of Mark Reeve) best 6 chairs, 
black tipped with yellow. To John Morton "Venable, family Bible 
and chest. Rest of estate to be sold. Out of proceeds, £10 to my 
brother, Joseph Weaver, other sums as above said, and to Ann 
Parker (wife of Daniel), £5. To 2 nieces, Drenith and Keziah 
Weaver (daughters of my brother, Joseph), each £5 and to Ann 
Venable (wife of John), £5. To Miriam Holloway, £5. To Mary (wife 
of William Davis), £5 and to her sister, Eliza, £5. To daughters of 
my sister, Susannah Antrim, i.e., Rachel, Ann and Sarah, each £5. 
To Ann (wife of Levi Antrim), £5. To Hannah (wife of John 
Tonker), £5. To Mary Griffen (daughter of Ann Reeve), £3. To 
Maria (daughter of Rachel Venable), £3. Residue of estate to be 
divided between Elijah Weaver, Clayton Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Ed- 
ward Erven, Thomas Weaver. Ann Venable (daughter of John), $5 
to buy silver teaspoons and same to Ann Weaver (daughter of 
Thomas). Executor — friend, David Smith, Sr. Witnesses — John 
Hall, Samuel White, Philemon Dickinson. Proved Oct. 22, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 11. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Nathan Wright, 
John Hall. File 3179 Q. 

1815, June 1. Morgran, George, of Gloucester Co. Int. Inventory 
of estate left unadministered by Abigail Morgan, former Administra- 
trix, $440.02; made by James Matlack, Thomas Bee. Sworn to by 
Josiah Clark, Adm'r, de bonis non, June 1, 1815. File 3054 H. 

1814, Dec. 23. Morgan, Jonathan, late of Newtown Twsp., Glouces- 
ter Co., but now of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. Son, Jonathan, 
bond of £200 I hold against him. Daughter, Rebekah Van Sciver, 
bond of £1,000 I hold against her husband, William Van Sciver. 
Daughter, Bersheba Barns, the bond for £200 against Joshua and 
Ephraem Barns; also $466.67. Three granddaughters, Bersheba 
Spear, Ann Laton and Elizabeth Stuard, $150, to be divided equally 
when 21. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Stuard all my household fur- 
niture. My wearing apparel to be divided among my grandsons, as 
my two daughters think proper. Son-in-law, Nathan Stuard, $60. 
Son, Isaac, and to his two children, Bersheba and Rebekah Morgan, 
$1,700. Grandchildren, Joseph, Elizabeth, Rachel, Hannah, Mary and 
Abigail Stuard, $702.00 to be divided between them when Joseph is 
21 and the girls are 20. Residue, after debts are paid, to two daugh- 



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ters, Rebekah and Bersheba. Executors — 2 sons-in-law, William 
Vansciver, Ephraem Barns. Witnesses — Charles McCallister, William 
White. Proved Jan. 23. 1816. 

1816, Jan. 24. Inventory, $5,559.36; made by John Nichols. Henry 
Gardiner. Pile 3256 Q. 

1812, Dee. 16. Morgan, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, 13 acres bought of William Taylor; also 4 acres 
bought of Abel Clarkson; two rooms in dwelling- house, horse and 
chair, 1 cow, 2 beds and bedding, looking glass, cooking utensils 
and time of the black girl, Hannah, and firewood, during widowhood. 
After which all of same to my daughters [unnamed] and son, John. 
Son, Peter, $12.50. Son, John, 13 acres bought of Andrew Stevens 
and Abel Clarkson and dwelling house, barn and blacksmith shop 
and tools, time of black boy, Simon. Residue, real and personal to 
six daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, Susannah, Rachel,. Polly and Osee. 
Executors — Frazee Headley, Eleazer Harding. Witnesses — Lewis 
Kelly, John Noe, Abner Freeman. Proved Jan. 25, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 28. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Ezekiel Ayers, 
John Campbell. Includes books of divinity. File 10490 L. 

1816, June 20. Morgan, Tanjer, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co. Int. 
Inventory, $683.21; made by Christopher Sickler, William Brown. 
Sworn to by Richard Morgan, Adm'r, July 2, 1816. File 3099 H. 

[Incorrectly indexed as James Morgan.] 

1817, Sept. 4. Morgan, Thomas, Sr., of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, residue of real and personal estate after debts are 
paid. Executors — wife, Jane and son, Thomas, Jr. Witnesses — 
Henry I. Brown, Daniel Phoenix, Sylvester D. Russell. Proved Sept. 
29, 1817, when Thomas Morgan, Jr., signed as Executor. 

1817, Sept. 20. Inventory, $1,489.11; made by Daniel Phoenix, Peter 
A. Johnson. [Apparently the contents of a general store.] Sworn to 
only by appraisers. May 8. 1818. File 1693 N. 

1814, Nov. 3. Morgan, Zedekiah, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Personal estate to be sold. After debts are paid, residue for 
maintenance and education of my children until they are 14, and any 
overplus to be divided among them equally. Real estate to be rented 
until son, Ely Morgan, is 21. Cedar swamp on Indian Branch may 
be sold, as necessary, to help defray costs of maintaining children. 
When said Ely is 21, all real estate to be sold (which will be in 1823, 
the 26th of March) and proceeds divided among all my children, Ely, 
Kesiah. Samuel C, George C, Benjamin T. Executors — friends, Ben- 
jamin T. Cheesman, Esq., Samuel Peirce, Thomas Bee, they to be 
guardians of said children who are to be placed as apprentices when 
14 to such trades as they may choose. Witnesses — Samuel Wood, 
Samuel Carpenter. Abraham Davall. Proved Oct. 14, 1816, when 
Benjamin T. Cheesman and Thomas Bee signed as executors, Samuel 
Peirce having renounced. 

1816, Oct. 12. Inventory, $2,839.78i^; made by Samuel Wood, 
Josiah Heritage. File 3098 H. 

1817, Sept. 16. Morison, Henrj-, of Hardison Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Charlotte, all real and personal estate for life. At her 



300 NSW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

death, any residue to my 4 dausrhters, Elizabeth, Catherine", Mary and 
Charlotte. Executors — Hezekiah Schofleld, Samuel Keeler. Wit- 
nesses — Jacob M. Kent, Nancy Kent*, Benjamin C. Talmadg-e, Jacob 
Morison*. Proved Nov. 10, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 8. Inventory, $704,741/^; made by Jacob Morrison*. 
Samuel Smith. File 1531 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1807, Jan. 1. Morrell, Jacob, of Morris Co.; will of. Debts to be 
paid. Son, Calvin, $100. Daughter, Charlotte, silver tankard. Daugh- 
ter, Jane, silver bowl. Son, Charles, silver pint mug, all silver 
spoons; also all books. Daughter, Policy, $100. Residue of estate 
(after sales thereof), to children, Charlotte, Jane and Charles, 
equally. Executors — son, Charles, sons-in-law, Henry King, and 
Aron Brookfleld. Witnesses — Frederick Smith, Oliver Crain, William 
Smith, James Dafcigherty. 

1814, May 12. Affidavit of Samuel Crane of Chatham, as to hand- 
writing of three witnesses, states that at the time of witnessing the 
will said three were residents of Chatham, and that Frederick Smith 
and William Smith are not now living and Oliver Crain is gone from 
this part of the country, being at New Orleans when last heard from, 
and that the whereabouts of James Dougherty is not known. 

1814, June 4. Affidavit of William Day to same effect. Also affi- 
davit of Abraham Brittin to same effect. 

1814, Feb. 26. Inventory, $4, 078. 851/2; made by Jacob Bonnell, Sil- 
vanus Bonnell, Abraham Brittin. Includes a number of names in 
accounts. File 1561 N. 

1815, Aug. 23. Morrell, James, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $701.99; made by Jno. West, John P. Van Pelt. Includes 
skiff and sail, rent due from Benjamin Hilyer. Sworn to by Jno. W. 
Heyer, Adm'r, Aug. 24, 1815. File 9147 M. 

1816, Sept. 14. Morris, Ann, of [paper torn], Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Daughter,' Helena (wife of Richard Clay), all estate, including legacy 
to me by will of Robert Hunter Morris. Executors — daughter, Helena, 
and son-in-law, Richard Clay. Witnesses — Aaron Dean, William 
Van Nest. Proved Oct. 2, 1817. File 10648 L. 

1800, Dec. 24. Morris, Ephraim, of Newark Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Joanna, all notes and bonds on which I have written my 
name; also her thirds of real estate; also my negro woman. Dean. 
Daughter, Phebe (wife of John C. Burnet), a note for £100 due me 
from said John C. Burnet. Daughter, Polly (wife of Thomas Crane), 
7 acres of Bay lot adjoining the lot given to my son, Stephen, and 
Ephraim Morris Jr. Daughter, Betsey Morris, 7 acres adjoining 
above; also $250, with home In my house while unmarried. Son, 
Joseph, rest of Bay lot and homestead farm, including house and 
barn (not to include saw and grist mill); also the Bank meadow. 
Rest of lands with the said mills to two sons, Stephen and Joseph 
equally, they to pay my debts and legacy to daughter, Betsey. Move- 
able estate to three daughters, Phebe, Polly and Betsey. Black boy. 
Will, to be freed at 24. Executors — sons, Stephen and Joseph, and 
son-in-law, Thomas Crane. Witnesses — John Dodd, Samuel Baldwin, 
John Valentine. Proved May 24, 1814. File 10847 G. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 3OI 

1816, Dec. 2. Morris, Gideon, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $720.92; made by David Hatfield, William Lawrence. Sworn 
to by John R. Terrill, Adm'r, Jan. 17, 1817. File 11061 G. 

1816, Oct. 26. Morris, GoMveneur, of New York City; will of. Wife, 
Anne Carey Morris, confirming prenuptial contract conferring- on 
her $2,600 yearly; also my estate of Morrisania, with stock, plate, 
furniture and carriages thereon. In case of her marriage, she is to 
have $600 "more per annum to defray the increased expenditure 
which may attend that connection". Son, Gouveneur, the whole 
moveable estate; but if he dies before full age, then said estate to 
male heirs of my brothers and sisters [unnamed], as my wife directs, 
but if she makes no such designation, same to "Lewis Morris 
Wilkins (son of my sister, Isabella) on condition that he drop the 
name of Wilkins and bear the name and arms of Morris". Nephew, 
Gouveneur Wilkins, $25,000 when 30. Executors — wife, Ann, friend, 
Moses Kent. Witnesses — Isaac W^ilkins, William Hoffman, R. W. 
Maddock. 

1816, Oct. 27. Codicil. Empowering executors to sell or mortgage 
estate as necessity may require. Witnesses — Isaac Wilkins, David 
Hosack, William Hoffman. Proved Apr. 9, 1817, when Ann C. Morris 
signed as Executrix. 

1821, May 10. Proved in City of New York by James Fairlie, clerk 
of Supreme Court. File 3738 B. 

" 1815, Nov. 24. Morris, Jeremiah, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,403.62%; made by Aaron Shotwell, Amos Brown. In- 
cludes a kiln of unburnt bricks, 1 remnant of burnt bricks. Sworn 
to by David S. Craig, John Munn, Adm'rs, July 1, 1816. 

File 10995 G. 

1817, Mar. 17. Morris, John, of Alexandria Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $859.58; made by Jno. McLoughan, John Pursel. In- 
cludes sundries in several rooms, piazza and cellar, barn, farming 
implements and live stock. Sworn to by William Morris, Ezekiel 
Morris, Adm'rs, Mar. 22, 1817. File 2890 J. 

1814, Apr. 4. Morris, Joseph, Esq., of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $840.40; made by Benjamin Thompson, 
Enos Paullin. Includes "the widow's apparel". Sworn to by Edward 
B. Gibbs, Adm'r, July 15 [25?], 1814. File 3145 Q. 

1817, June 3. Morris, Joshua*, of Pompton Twsp., Bergen Co.; will 
of. Mother, and brother, Dennis, 3 of my best cows. Debts to be 
paid. Brother, John, real estate bought of Andrew Bell, John Old 
and wife, and John Stevens, he maintaining said mother and brother 
Dennis, for their lives. Brother, William, real estate conveyed to 
me by' Abigail Condict. Executors— William Morris, John Morris, 
John Titus. Witnesses— John D. Fox, Alexander McCurtry, AVilliam 
Pool. Proved June 18, 1817, when William Morris and John Morris 
signed as Executors. 

1817 June 30 Inventory, $416.25; made by Nathaniel Board, Jacob 
Smith.' Fil^ 3739 B. 

* Signed by mark. 



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1813, Mar. 12. Morris, Margaret, of Burlington City and Co.; will 
of. Niece, Rachel Wells, £100. Three granddaughters, Margaret M. 
Smith, Margaret H. Smith, and her sister, Rachel Smith, each £100. 
Nephew, Richard M. Smith of Greenhill, £300. To my kinswoman, 
Margaret Jones, of Philadelphia, £50. To Elizabeth Allinson, and her 
two sisters, Margaret and Sibyl Allinson, of Burlington, each £50. 
To Deborah Hicks, £100. To Tacy Thorn, £7.10.0. To executors for 
use of Cion School in Burlington, £15, and for use of Friendly Asso- 
ciation there, £15. Son, Richard Hill Morris, my house and lot in 
Philadelphia on north side of Cherry St., now or late in tenure of 
Sarah Smith; also ground rent of $114 yearly for a lot on east side 
of Fifth St., now or late in tenure of Walter Fortune; also ground 
rent of $48.12 1/^ for a lot on east side of Fifth Street in tenure of 
George Keller. To said son, Richard, and daughter, Gulielma Maria 
Smith, my right in the estate of my brother, Henry Hill, which is 
yet to be divided among his heirs, as tenants in common. To said 
daughter, a tract in Northern Liberties (12 1^ acres with house 
thereon); ground rent of $64 yearly for a lot on north side of Race 
Street, in Philadelphia, in tenure of John Warder; ground rent of 
£4 annually for lot on south side of Cresson's Alley in tenure of 
Sarah Smith; also 24 shares in Schuykill Bridge Fund. Daughter, 
Deborah (wife of Isaac Collins, of Burlington), lot on southwest 
corner of Cedar and 8th Sts., in Southwark, Philadelphia; also lot on 
north side of Shippen Street for life, after which to her children, 
Daniel B. Smith and Margaret M. Smith, as tenants in common. 
Grandson, William Stanton Morris, for life, all ground rent of $160 
yearly for lot on west side of South Street, "granted to Henry Freed" 
and at his death same to such children of my son, Richard, as are 
then living. Granddaughter, Martha (wife of Thomas Lawrie), 
ground rent for land on south side of Cedar Street: ground rent for 
lot on east side of Fifth Street in tenure of Henry Innis; rent of lot 
on south side of Race Street in tenure of Charles Kugler; rent of lot 
on east side of Fifth Street in tenure of Jacob Shebele; also rent of 
lot on west side of Fourth Street, in tenure of John Guyer. Grand- 
daughter, Margaret (wife of Isaac Collins, Jr., of New Tork), rent 
of lot on west side of Crown Street in Philadelphia in tenure of 
Christiana Pfiefer; rent of lot on east side of Fifth Street in tenure 
of Adam Eckfeldt; also rent of lot on west side of Third Street in 
tenure of George Slesman. Residue of all estate to son, Richard 
and daughter. Gulielma. Executors — friends, Samuel Emlen, of 
Westhill and William Allinson, of Burlington. Witnesses — George 
Dillwyn, Joseph Feirce, Sarah Collins. 

1815, May 12. Codicil. Grandson, Daniel B. Smith. £100. To his 
sister, Margaret M. Smith, £200. Grandsons, John and Morris Smith 
[brothers], each £25. To Deborah Hicks, £200. Lydia Hollingshead, 
£10. Revokes bequest of residuary estate to son and daughter. 
House in Philadelphia, lately bought, for use of my said son, Richard, 
and his family. Revoking bequest of rent, after death of grandson, 
William S. Morris, to children of my son, Richard, and now giving 
such to widow of said William S. Morris, if he should marry, and 
then to his issue, if he have any. If he should die leaving no issue, 
or widow, said share to his two sisters, Martha Lawrie and Margaret 
Collins. Nephew, Richard Lamar Bisset, and nieces, Mary Hill Davis, 
and Henrietta Walsby, his sisters, now or late of Great Britain, all 
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CALENDAR OF WILIvS 1814-1817 303 

& Lamar, and of Lamar, Hill & Bisset. Residue of estate to daugh- 
ter, Gulielma. Witnesses — Samuel Rog-ers, Nathaniel Coleman, Mary 
Peirce. Proved Nov. 27, 1816, when William Allinson signed as Ex- 
ecutor. 

1816, Nov. 1. Inventory, $5,714.31; made by John Wilson, Robert 
Pitfleld. File 12884 C. 

1788, Apr. 21. Morris, Robert, "late of New Jersey but now of City 
of New York"; will of. House and lot on Crown Street, New York, 
to my friends, John Jay of New York City and John Chetwood, Esq., 
of Elizabeth Town, and my nephew, Robert Bog-gs, or their survivors, 
in trust for use of my daughter, Mary Morris, now living with Syl- 
vanus Baldwin in Newark, during her life and after her death, to her 
children lawfully begotten, if any she have; but she being a natural 
child, if she should die v/ithout heirs, then said estate for use of my 
said nephew, Robert Boggs and his heirs. Said house to be insured 
against fire for £600. To said daughter, Mary, when 21, £700. My 
library to my nephew, Robert Boggs. Niece, Elizabeth Stewart, £50 
to compensate her somewhat for the depreciation and loss she 
sustained by the late war in her grandmother's estate (of which I 
was executor). To Gouverneur Morris, Esq., my half of the balance 
due from his father's estate, provided "he procures the account to 
be liquidated". To John Jay, John Chetwood, William Patterson, 
Gouverneur Morris, Samuel Ogden, late of Boonton, and John Cleves 
Symmes, Esq., 2 Guineas to purchase rings. Residue of all estate to 
be divided between John Jay, John Chetwood, and nephew, Robert 
Boggs and James Boggs in trust to be converted into cash. Proceeds 
to be divided among my nephews and nieces, % to Robert Boggs, 
%6 to James Boggs, Jr., ?i6 to Thomas Boggs, %6 to Charles Boggs, 
Vie to Elizabeth Stewart, Vm to Rebecca Boggs, and Vie to Molly Boggs, 
Jr. Executors — John Jay, John Chetwood, Robert Boggs, James 
Boggs, and Thomas Bogs. Witnesses — John De Lancey, Robert 
Campbell, John W. Watkins. 

1791, Jan. 22. Republished in presence of Rachel Bray, And. Kirk- 
patrick, William T. Yard. 

1810, Apr. 25. Republished in presence of Frederick Van Dike, John 
Rutherford, Charles Smith, James C. Van Dyke. 

1813, July 31. Whereas Mr. Patterson had died and Mr. Jay re- 
tired from public life, I hereby appoint Robert Boggs, of New Bruns- 
wick, and James Boggs of New York City, William Patterson, Esq., 
of New Brunswick, as Executors. To my housekeeper, Keturah 
Tuttle, $500. Witnesses — Lydia Van Dyke, James C. Van Dyke, 
Rachel Van Dyke. 

1815, June 8. Proved at New Brunswick, before Samuel Swan, 
Surrogate of Somerset Co. when Robert Boggs and James Boggs 
signed as Executors. File 1643 R. 

1815, June 13. Morrison, Catherine Maria, of Morristown, Morris 
Co.: will of. After debts are paid, all residue of estate, real and per- 
sonal to beloved friend, Daniel Phoenix, of Morristown, as a testi- 
monial of my gratitude to him and his family for many kind favors 
shown me. Executor — Daniel Phoenix. Witnesses — Ebenezer H. 
Pierson, Lewis Phoenix, Sylvester D. Russell. Proved Oct. 20, 1815. 

File 1607 N. 



304 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, July 4. Morrison, George, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $900.55; made by Ephraim Bee, Henry 
Freas. Sworn to by Margaret Morrison, Samuel Applegate. Adm'rs, 
Mar. 8, 1815. File 3127 Q. 

1814, Mar. 30. Morrison, Matthew, Sr., of Manning-ton Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all estate, real and personal (after 
debts are paid), during- life. At her death, all property to be sold 
and proceeds divided equally between children and g-randchildren 
and my friend, John Moore. Daughter, Ann Woodruff, $1. Daughter, 
Margaret Yap, her equal share. Daughter, Elizabeth Garrison, $1. 
Son, Matthew and daughter, Mary Fries, each to have an equal 
share. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith, to have her mother's equal 
share when she is 18. Granddaughter, Hannah Garrison, to have her 
mother's equal share when 18, unless her mother is left a widow, in 
which case, her mother is to have her portion. Granddaughters, 
Elizabeth Ann, and Jane Penton to have share of their mother, Jane, 
when they are 18. John Moore also to have a bed and bedding, on 
which he now sleeps. Executors — wife, Elizabeth and son, Matthew. 
Witnesses — John Hanners, John Applegate*, Joseph Fogg. Proved 
Apr. 27, 1814, when Matthew Fogg signed as Executor. 

1814, Apr. 9. Inventory, $697.14; made by Isaac Fogg, Joseph Fogg. 

File 3135 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Oct. 27. Mor.se, Anthony, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Nehemiah, all landed property and buildings (except 
barn and shop), all wearing apparel, silver watch, desk, large Bible, 
and $2,700 when he is 21, on condition that he pay to my daughter, 
Sarah Morse, $500. To said daughter also $1,600 out of personal 
estate; the blue chest and contents with her mother's clothes; the 
linen marked with her mother's name; a bed and bedding, copper tea 
kettle, 3 iron pot.s, 1 griddle, 2 decanters, 1 large tumbler, li,^ dozen 
plates, 3 platters, all the china, 7 silver teaspoons, 1 gold ring, 2 
brass candlesticks, small Bible and $6 with which to purchase a 
large Bible. The shop and barn as above excepted to be sold. 
Brother, Joseph Morse, a note of $23. Nephew, Joseph Bloomfleld, all 
my tools that he can carry with him to Ohio, if he works for me at 
time of my decease. Children to be maintained out of rent of real 
estate and interest of personal estate. Executors — friends, David 
and Jonathan Fitz Randolph, they to be guardians of children. Son, 
Nehemiah, to be put to tailor's trade at their discretion. Witnesses — 
Joseph F. Randolph, Samuel Bstil, John La Tourette. 

1816, Mar. 16. Codicil. To my "friend and intended companion", 
Christian Stille (daughter of Oliver Stelle), $100. To the Baptist 
Church at Samptown, $100, the interest thereof for use of the min- 
ister, the Rev. Jacob Fitz Randolph, now serving there. To Seventh 
Day Baptist Church at Piscataway, $100, the Rev. Gideon Wooden, 
now serving as pastor, to have use of same for 7 years, or as long 
as he serves. Revokes former legacy to brother, Joseph and nephew, 
Joseph Bloomfleld. Witnesses — Joseph F. Randolph, Samuel Estil, 
Isaac Manning. Proved May 3, 1816. 

1816, May 1. Inventory, $5,900.47; made by Samuel Drake, Francis 
Drake. File 10597 L.. 



CALENDAR OF WILI.S 1814-1817 305 

1815, Feb. 27. Morton, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Inventory, 
"proceeds of sale of house and lot in Coles Town sold pursuant to 
will" $740.00; made by Joshua Cooper, Jacob S. Cooper. Sworn to by 
Samuel Roberts, "Executor", Feb. 27, 1815. File 3055 H. 

[See Will of John Morton, File 1674 H., N. J. Archives, Vol. 36, p. 
161.] 

1814, Sept. 16. Mourisoe, f^lizabeth^'' [Mersey in body of will], of 
Pequanock Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. To Anna Meeker (daughter 
of Jonathan Meeker), silver tea spoons. To Elizabeth Day (daugh- 
ter of Charles and Hannah Day), Vs of estate not otherwise be- 
queathed. Vs part thereof to each, SaJly Day, Emley Day, Stephen 
Day, Mary Day, (being my grandchildren and the children of 
Charles and Hannah Day), when 21. The money due on note, I give 
to my son, Charles Day. Executor — Henry H. Jacobus. Witnesses — 
Daniel Farrand, Henry I. Bush, Ralph Vanness. Proved Sept. 29, 
1814. 

1814, Sept. 20. Inventory "of Mercy Mourison", $587.07; made by 
Silas Cock, Henry I. Bush. File 1560 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

, . — . Mowrey, Jacob*, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 

of. Brother, Philip, plantation on which I live during life, then to 
my nephew, Philip Mowrey, Jr. Sister, Marytie, $15. Sister, Lear 
[Leah?], $15. If brother, Philip, should die before his wife, Sarah, 
the £200 left him by our father is to be paid his wife. Executor — 
brother, Philip. Witnesses — James McMurtrie, John McMurtrie, 
H. M. Miller. Proved May 28, 1816. File 1622 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Feb. 11. Mojers, George*, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Patience, house and 1 acre where my son-in-law, 
William Hoff, now lives, for life; also firewood and $100 in household 
goods as she chooses; also a cow. Residue of moveable estate to be 
sold. Interest of proceeds and of rents of my real estate to wife for 
life and at her death any remainder of money and the land to my 
daughter, Tamson Hoff, for life and then to her children. Executor — 
John V. Clark. Witnesses — John V. Clark, Samuel P. Paul, James 
Miller. Proved May 15, 1816. 

1816, May 21. Inventory, $673.93V2; made by William Beckett, 
Michael Loudenslager. Includes a bond and mortgage against Job 
Smith. File 3100 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Jan. 1. Mulfortl, Ananias, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, in lieu of dower, to possess for life, 
my lot adjoining Alamatunk River; also 2 cows, bed and bedding, 
desk, 2 tables, 6 chairs, looking glass; also $200. Robert Wood- 
ruff (son of my wife), to have said lot after wife's death. To her 
sons, Joseph and John Woodruff, and her daughters, Rhoda and 
Elizabeth Woodruff, each, $50. Other estate, real and personal, to 
be turned into money. Out of same, to my son, Blisha, $1,000. Son, 
Ananias, $300. Residue thereof to be divided equally between all my 
children [unnamed], but shares of my sons, Daniel and Thomas D. 
Mulford to remain in hands of executors v/ho shall give them in- 
terest thereof. If either of them, or both, become steady and mind 



306 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOI.UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

their business well, executors may at their discretion entrust them 
with the principal. If Daniel should marry and leave issue, said 
issue to have his share. If he dies without issue, his share to rest 
of my children equally. Thomas D., is married to Elizabeth Tunison 
and has left her. The son [unnamed] she has by him to have $50 
out of his father's share if he lives to be of age and if said Thomas 
should die leaving- no other issue, said son to have his entire share. 
Daughter, Mary (wife of Peter Kline), to have the obligation for 
$500 given to Evert Bergen for her husband; also $200 for what she 
had at her marriage. Executors — three sons, Jacob, Elisha, and 
Ananias. Witnesses — John Haas, William Cumback, Eleanor Haas. 
Proved Nov. 3, 1815, when Elisha Mulford and Jacob Mulford signed 
as executors. 

1815, Nov. 29. Inventory, $5,837.54; made by Evert Bergen, Wil- 
liam Wortman. File 2763 J. 

1815, Sept. 26. Mulford, John, of Elizabeth Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $338.47%; made by Moses Meeker, David Williams. Sworn 
to by Townley Mulford, Adm'r, Jan. 14, 1817. File 11062 G. 

1815, Jan. 3. fflnlford, Jonathan, of Town of Jersey, [i.e., Jersey 
City] Bergen Co. Int. Inventory, $613.31 (plus a number of ac- 
counts not totaled); made by Isaac Edge, Morris Crane. Includes 
"patent iron stove & pipe". Sworn to by Jeremiah Mulford, David 
Roff, Adm'rs, June 13, 1815. File 3677 B. 

1811, Nov. 8. Mun, Joseph, of Orange, Essex Co.; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah Dod, the field lying south of Benjamin Mun's land on the 
east side of road leading to Nehemiah Baldwin's; also 10 acres on 
the Mountain, on Stony Hill adjoining lands of Joseph Baldwin, 
dec'd and Benjamin Mun. To heirs of my son, Isaac, dec'd, two lots 
adjoining above, one of which adjoins James Peck; also remainder 
of land on the Mountain. To grandsons, Isaac and Amos Mun, the 
big field adjoining that given to heirs of Isaac; also to Isaac, the lot 
bought of John Jones opposite the house; also the salt meadow at 
Ball's lot. To Daniel and Enos S. Mun, the lot Avest of Lewis Mun's 
cider house. Three grandsons, Isaac, Daniel and Enos, tract bought 
of David Ward; also the land on the Mountain west of Stony Hill. 
To grandsons, Matthias Mun, and Bethuel Dod, rear end of lot ad- 
joining Benjamin Mun's house lot. To the widow, Ruth Mun, 1 acre 
opposite David Mun; also use of % of all the land given her children, 
for life. Daughter, Sarah Dod, and the widow, Ruth Mun, my move- 
able property. Executors — friends, John Peck, Isaac Mun. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Peck, Hannah Peck, William Peck. Proved Aug. 19, 
1815. 

1815, Aug. 24. Inventory, $45.00; made by William Peck, Lewis 
Mun. File 10919 G. 

1816, Oct. 1. Munn, Daniel, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $2,253.94; made by Thomas Orsborn, Richard B. Faesch. 
[Items indicate stock of a store.] Sworn to by Jacob Wilson, Adm'r, 
Sept. 29, 1817. File 146 N. 

1816, Apr. 17. Mimson, Keziah, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Use of all personal estate to Keziah (wife of Robert Moores), for life 
after which residue to be divided equally between their children. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 S^? 

Executor— Robert Moores. Witnesses— Thomas Squier, Noah Beach, 
Joel Jones. Proved May 3, 1817. File 1694 w. 

1814 Apr. 13. Murphy, William, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Vining Hill. 
Samuel Gilmore. Includes items "bed and bedding, cows", etc. the 
widow kept". Sworn to by Ann Murphy, John Patterson, Adm r, 
May 4, 1814. File 3143 Q. 

1813. Jan. 9. Murray. William, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. All 
household goods and personal property to children of my sister 
Hannah (wife of Edward Blackford), for their maintenance and 
education until they are of age. According to an agreement my 
Executors are to pay my debt to Caleb Sayrs and all debts on the 
land (formerly my brother-in-law, Edward Blackford s) which he 
purchased at Sheriff's sale and he is (as agreed) to deed sanie to my 
sister Hannah Blackford. Executor— brother-in-law, Edward Black- 
ford and Hannah, his wife. Witnesses— Robert Montgomery, Benja- 
min Whitaker, Joseph C. Hornblower. Proved Sept. 12, 1814^ 

1814 Nov. 4. Inventory, $5,846.14; made by Caleb Sayrs, Benjamin 
Whitaker. Includes brass barrelled fowling piece. File 10848 G. 

1800. Mar. 24. Myers. Jacob, Sr.. of Burlington City and Co.; will 
of Wife, Mary, house and lot where I now dwell; also lot on north 
side of Pearl Street on which my stable stands; also household 
goods for life; $300 yearly during widowhood. All in lieu of dower. 
Daughter, Rebecca Douglas, to have three rooms in house as now 
occupied by her. Son, Jacob to occupy that part of my house, now 
occup ed by Edward Collins. Sons, Nathan and John, to continue 
to occupy, as now, the parts of my house on High Street, until my 
voungest child shall be 21. they paying taxes but no rent All Vir- 
ginia and Pennsylvania lands to be sold. Rest of personal estate to 
be sold. After debts and annuity for wife have been arranged, resi- 
due to be divided into 10 shares. Two of said shares to daughter, 
Sarah, and one share to each of other children, Rebecca naving in- 
terest of her share for life, after which said share to her children. 
Joseph. Polly. Jacob and Thomas. At death or marriage of my 
wife her portion to be sold and divided among children, Na.han. 
Rebecca. John. Jacob. Mary. Sarah, Samuel, William and Thomas. 
Executors— sons, Nathan, John, Jacob and Samuel. To sisters. Eliza- 
beth Ludey. and Nancy Myers, and nephew. Nathaniel Benstead, 
each £25. Witnesse.s— Amos Hutchin, Benjamin Sheppard, Joseph 

Mcllvaine. , ^ , „ .^. 

1800 Mar. 26. Codicil. Daughter, Sarah's share to be sufficient 
to raise $75 annually for her maintenance, taking some of the share 
of my daughter, Rebecca, if necessary. In case. Rebecca marries 
again she is not to have interest of her share, but said share to her 
children. Witnesses— same. Proved May 9. 1814, when Jacob Myers 
and Samuel Myers sign as Executors. 

1814 May 14, 12, 27. Inventory, $9,813.22; made by Benjamin 
Stockton, Burr Woolman. Includes sundries in mill house, 4 sloops, 
and steamboat shares. File 12750 C. 

1815, Jan. 31. Myers. John, of Burlington City and Co. Int. In- 
ventorv $619.85; made by Abraham Stockton, Burr Woolman. Sworn 
to by Ann Myers. Adm'x, Feb. 14, 1815. File 12829 C. 



308 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1815, Oct. 16. Nail, Joseph, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,287.17%; made by Samuel Brerden [Borden], Silas 
Pedrick. Includes a schooner. Sworn to by Jacob Ridgway, Adm'r, 
Oct. 24, 1815. File 3201 Q. 

1816, Oct. 13. Neafie, John, of Montgomery, Orange Co., New York; 
will of. Wife, Martha, $250 yearly during- widowhood; all furniture 
that was hers at our marriage, in lieu of dower. Rest of real and 
personal estate to be divided between my son, John Jr., the children 
of my dec'd son, Garrett, and daughter, Betsey (wife of Andrew 
Smith). Executors — son John and friends, Benjamin Ferris, Walter 
Case. Witnesses — Wheeler Case, Walter Case, Joseph Hunt. Proved 
July 16, 1817, before John A. Boyd, Surrogate of Bergen Co., when 
John Neafle signed as Executor. 

1817, May 26. "Rec'd in Orange Co. D. M. Westcott, Clerk". 

File 3740 B. 

1816, Feb. 22. Neafie, Richard, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, all real estate in counties of Morris and Essex 
during widowhood. Son, John, \i acre adjoining his house in Fair- 
field. Son, Henry, all estate in Morris and Essex counties after 
death, or marriage of my wife, on condition that he maintain my 
son. Garret, who "in all probability will never have a family"; but 
should he ever have lawful heirs, then he is to have V2 of above real 
estate. Daughters, Mary Neafle, Ellenor Neafle, each £150 at 21 or 
when married. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, friend, Jacob K. Mead. 
Witnesses — Simeon Doremus, Francis Post, John Vanness. Proved 
Feb. 10, 1816. File 10996 G. 

1814, Nov. 8. Needhani, Catharine*, of New York City, widow of 
William; will of. Granddaughter, Catharine Darline (daughter of 
Peter Darling), bed and bedding, 6 tablespoons marked "H. V. W.", 
six silver tablespoons marked "W.C.N. ", silver sugar tongs marked 
"W.C.N.", a silver milk pot marked "W.C.N.", a silver snuff box, 
bureau, looking glass, $50. Residue of estate to be divided between 
my daughters, Mary Bray, and Ann Post, and said granddaughter, 
Catharine. Witnesses — Nickolas M. Slidell, Denny Chapman, John 
M. Concklin. Sworn to by Nickolas M. Slidell, (witness), Dec. 31, 
1816. 

1816, Dec. 30. Inventory, $4,202.86; made by Daniel Van Riper, 
Jr., Cornelius Van Winkle. Sworn to by Jacob Perry, Garret New- 
kirk, Adm'rs, C.T.A., Dec. 31, 1816, before John A. Boyd, Surrogate 
of Bergen Co. File 3710 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 8. Nelson, Alexander, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $261.28; made by Amos Hutchinson, William 
Appelton. Sworn to by David Cubberly, Adm'r, Apr. 12, 1814. 

File 12751 C. 

1815, Nov. 26. Nelson, Jacob, of Piles Grove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Son, Abraham, $300. 2 sons, Jacob and William, and daugh- 
ter, Sarah Nelson, all lands, being my plantation and cedar swamp 
on Maurice River in Downs Twsp., Cumberland Co. Grandson, Jacob 
Banks, $280, when 21. Rest of estate to said three children, Jacob, 



CAIvE^NDAR OF WIIvI^S 1814-1817 3O9 

"William and Sarah. Executor — son, Abraham. Witnesses — Henrey 
Guest, Thomas Dunlap, Samuel Hancock. Proved Jan. 21, 1817. 

1817, Jan. 13. Inventory, $2,751.77; made by Samuel Linch, Henrey 
Guest. File 3255 Q. 

1814, Apr. 8. WesbJtt, James. Int. Inventory [not totaled] ; made 
by John Kirkpatrick, John Annin. Sworn to by Margaret Nesbitt, 
Apr. 9, 1814, before Samuel Swan, Surrogate of Somerset Co. 

File 1594 R. 

1814, Mar. 24. Ne.sbitt, John, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Inventory, 
$781.31; made by Uzal Sayrs, Joshua Baldwin. Sworn to by Caleb 
Baldwin, James Ward, Adm'rs, Sept. 25, 1815. File 10920 G. 

1815, Mar. 25. Nesbitt, Thomas, of Somerset Co.; will of. All 
estate, real and personal, to be sold. Wife, Rhoda, $750, a bed and 
bedding-. Daughter, Mary, "for her peculiar attention to me in my 
infirmities", $300. Rest of estate to sons, Thomas and Hugh, and 
daughters, Frances, Mary and Elizabeth. Sons are to secure to their 
mother, my wife, Rhoda, .$200 annually for life. If any child dies 
under age, such share to survivors. Execvitors — friend, Samuel 
Swan, and 2 sons, Thomas and Hugh. Witnesses — A. Howell, Joshua 
M. "Van Denbergh, Nathaniel Williamson. Proved Feb. 15, 1816, when 
Samuel Swan signed before Mahlon Dickerson, Surrogate General at 
Trenton; and on Feb. 20, 1816, when Thomas and Hugh Nesbitt 
signed before Samuel Swan, Surrogate, of Somerset Co. 

1816, Feb. 12. Inventory, $10,545.62; made by Nathaniel William- 
son, Samuel Hall. Sworn to by Samuel Swan before Dickerson Miller, 
one of Judges of Orphans Court and by Thomas and Hugh Nesbitt 
before Samuel Swan, Surrogate, Feb. 20, 1816. File 1685 R. 

1813, Dec. 7. Nevius, Garret, of North Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $581.65; made by Henry Vanarsdalen, Ralph 
Ackerman. Includes silver teaspoons marked "G N" and some 
marked "I C", a Bible, three seats in the Dutch Church, several 
names in accounts. Sworn to by Jane Nevius, John W. Nevius, 
Adm'rs, May 28, 1814. File 10492 L. 

1812, Aug. 3. IVevias, Peter P., of Franklin Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, $2,000, use of a room, with fireplace in the 
house wherein I now live and such articles of household furniture as 
she chooses. Son, John P., to make up any part of said sum and to 
provide firewood and additional maintenance as necessary during 
widowhood. Said son, John, my 8-day clock as his birthright; the 
plantation we now live on (150 acres); 10 acres of wood land in the 
Great Swamp and 12 acres of woodland in Sand Hills; also my 
weaver's loom and tackling, he paying $3,000. Son, Peter, $1,500. 
Daughter, Johannah Beekman, $15.00. Executors — son, John P. 
Nevius and son-in-law, John Beekman. Witnesses — Gerret Schenck, 
Daniel Polhemus, Jr., David Nevius. Proved June 27, 1815. 

1815, June 22. Inventory, $1,904.75; made by Gerret Schenck, 
Daniel Polhemus. File 1644 R. 



310 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOI.UTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Sept. 21. Newbold, Barzillai, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Euphemia, 2 beds and bedding-, looking- g-lass, 
clock, kitchen furniture, riding chair, provisions; also use and occu- 
pancy of three rooms in the new house, all household privileges and 
firewood; all my plate; also £100 annually during life, all in lieu of 
dower. Son, Daniel, V2 the plantation in Delaware. Son, Anthony, 
other V2 of said plantation, when 21, Daniel to have use thereof 
until that time, and then to be divided equally by John Newbold 
and Stacy B. Bispham. Daniel to pay $1,000 to my estate. Son, 
David V2 of homestead plantation in Chesterfield (250 acres); also 
% the locust field; also 20 acres on the Hill; also house and lot now 
occupied by Francis Layton, he paying £1,500, when 21, to my estate. 
Son, Reading, other Vs of Chesterfield plantation, he paying £1,500 
when 21, to my estate. Daughter, Susan Lacy (wife of Thomas R. 
Lacy), £1,000, deducting out of same $1,000 previously advanced her. 
Daughter, Nancy (wife of Stacy B. Bispham), £1,000, deducting out 
of same $1,000 previously advanced her. Daughter, Mary Newbold, 
£1,000 when 18. All outlands to sons, Reading and David, as tenants 
in common. Any residue of estate to wife and three daughters, 
equally. In case of death of sons, Anthony, Reading and David, be- 
fore 21, without issue, his share to surviving children equally. Ex- 
ecutors — son, Reading Newbold, and son-in-law, Stacy B. Bispham. 
Witnesses — John Butcher, John Beatty, Jr., John Nugent. Proved 
Mar. 18, 1815, when Thomas Newbold, Daniel Newbold signed as 
Adm'rs, C.T.A. 

1815, Mar. 15. Inventory, $7,620.50; made by Robert Montgomery, 
Caleb Newbold. File 12830 C. 

1814, Oct. 16. Newbold, Daniel, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, household goods as she chooses, and 
maintenance. Son, Charles, when 21, all homestead plantation, in- 
cluding 20 acres of woodland on the road leading to Mount Holly, 
purchased of Drs. Budd and Ross. It totals 425 acres, excepting 
thereout two pieces of woodland purchased of Widow Cooper and 
Ner Haines; also cedar swamp in Bear Swamp, one in Green Limb 
and one in Sico Masen, and he is to maintain his mother and pay to 
his brother, and sisters, $10,000 equally. Any residue of real or 
other estate to be sold and proceeds divided equally between five 
children, Caleb, Nancy, Lydia, Sarah and Rachel. Son, Caleb to be 
guardian of my son, Charles. Nephew, John Black, to be guardian 
to estate of my daughter, Rachel. Executors — nephews, Thomas 
Black, John Black. Witnesses — Griffith Owen, Samuel Heulings, 
William Dawson. Proved Apr. 1, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 24. Inventory, $54,592.28; made by Thomas Newbold, 
Joseph N. Hough. File 12831 C. 

1815, Ang. 21. IVewburn, William, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, and son, John, residue of personal estate, 
equally, after debts are paid. Wife also to have % of profits from 
house and lot where I live for life, the other V2 to son, John. After 
her death, all of said estate to son, John. Executors — wife, Ann, 
and son, John. Witnesses — Thomas Harding, Thomas B. Hutchinson, 
Joshua Haines. Proved Mar. 9, 1816, when John Newburn* signed 
as Executor. 

1815, Oct. 12. Inventory, $93.43; made by George Anderson, Jacob 
Stanger. File 3101 H. 

• Signed by mark. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILIvS 1814-1817 3II 

1817, Jan. 10. Newcoiiib, Baysc*, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Debts to be paid. Two oldest children, Ruth and Bayse, 
each 10 shilling-s. Five youngest children, Nancy, William, Mariah, 
Daniel, and Patience, rest of personal estate. Executors — friends, 
Patience Newcomb, Henry Howel. Witnesses — John F. Ogden, Curtis 
Trenchard, Judah Jarrel*. Proved Jan. 28, 1817, when Henry Howel 
sig-ned as Executor. 

1817, Jan. 23. Inventory, $583.41; made by John Ogden, Samuel 
Westcott. File 1833 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Sept. 26. Newell, Hugh, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 2 beds and bedding, looking- glass, 2 rooms 
in house with furnishings for same; use of a wagon and horses, fire- 
wood, 3 cows, the black boy Harry; 6 sheep, 6 silver tablespoons, 6 
silver teaspoons, sugar tongs, the bees, brass andirons, shovel and 
tongs, for life but if she chooses to live elsewhere, then the occupant 
of said farm is to pay her .$40 quarterly every year during her life, 
and if she does choose to live there, she is to have $50 yearly for 
life. If she marries again, all of above said privileges to cease and 
she is to have $500 in lieu of dower. Son, John, wagon, the mares 
called Plato and Nell, certain farming implements and live stock; 
also homestead farm and tract of woodland near Stephen B. Heavi- 
land, and its appurtenances for life, he paying $1,590. At his death, 
to his son, Hugh, V2 of said farm and woodland, and other V2 thereof 
to Susannah (wife of my son, John), and my granddaughter, Eliza- 
beth (daughter of said John and Susannah). If either of said 
grandchildren should die leaving no issue, such share to revert to 
my estate. Son, William, the farm at Menelopen, where he now re- 
sides, and the appurtenances, livestock and farming utensils, he 
paying $4,000 to estate. Grandson, Hugh, a horse, and granddaughter, 
a heifer. Son, Thomas, his daughter, Ann, and his son, Asher, each 
$100. Son, Samuel, $5,500. Son, James, $5,000. Daughter, Sarah 
Smock, $3,000. Daughter, Mary, to have interest of $3,000, and at 
her death same to return to estate. The farm whereon son, Samuel, 
lives and all other lands whatsoever, to be sold. Grandchildren, 
(children of William), i.e., William, $100, Joanna, Phebe, James and 
Lydia, each $50. Grandson, Hugh (son of Samuel), a horse. To 
John, Daniel, William and Elizabeth (the other children of said 
Samuel), $100 to be divided equally. Azariah (son of James), $50. 
Grandson, William Laird, and granddaughter, Mary Eliza Laird, 
each $100. To Burnett Anderson, and his sister, Sarah Anderson, 
each $10. Residue of estate to be divided into 7 equal shares. One 
share thereof to each of following, my wife, sons, John, William, 
Samuel, James, and daughters, Mary and Sarah. Executors — wife, 
Elizabeth*, and son, William. Witnesses — Eleanor Conover, Samuel 
Forman, Caleb Lloyd. Proved Oct. 4, 1816. 

1816, Dec. 10. Inventory, $21,228.31; made by Denise Forman, 
Thomas C. Throckmorton. Includes carpenter tools and bench, turn- 
ing lathe and tools, iron in blacksmith shop, cooper stuff, cherry 
boards in the Weaver Shop and long list of names in accounts. In- 
cludes also list of names in "Store Book Accounts", "Smith Book", 
and "Land Book". Sworn to by Executors, Apr. 26, 1820. 

File 9192 M. 

* Signed by mark. 



312 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOIvUTlONARY DOCUMENTS 

1814, Apr. 25. Newell, James, of Allentown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,312.25; made by Daniel Leigh, George "\V. Imlay. Sworn 
to by Samuel C. Newell, sole Adm'r, Apr. 26, 1814. Pile 9108 M. 

1817, June 28. Newman, David, of Hardiston Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $187.61; made by John Willson, Asa Willson. Sworn 
to by Emanuel Newman, Thomas Teasdale, Jr., Adm'rs, July 1, 1817. 

File 1600 S. 

1814, Mar. 1. Newman, John, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Inventory, $300.75; made by John Clemens, Joseph C. Swett. 
Affirmed by Richard Stafford, "Executor," June 21. 1814. File 3009 H. 

1813, Oct. 16. Nicbol8, Alexander, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. AVife, Jane, house and lot where I now dwell, with 
profits of estate, real and personal, for life, out of which she is to 
pay annually $20 to each of my grandsons, Alexander Haines and 
Alexander Githins. After death of wife, to my daughter, Isabella 
Haines, the profits of 15 acres of land on Pensauken Creek, pur- 
chased of Benjamin Crispin; also interest of $900 during life, after 
which to her daughters, Grace Middleton, Elizabeth Middleton and 
her son, Nathan Haines and son, Alexander Haines. Also to Alex- 
ander, the 15 acres aforesaid. To grandson, Wilson Haines, $100. 
Also after death of wife, to my daughter, Jane Githens, the house 
and lot where I live; also 10 acres purchased of William Matlack; 
also interest of $900 for life and after her death to her children, 
Alexander, John and Joseph. To grandson, Jacob Githens, $300. Any 
residue to said two daughters. Executrix — wife, Jane*. Witnesses — 
William Stockton, Thomas Hammett, Samuel Newton. Proved Dec. 
17, 1816. 

1816, Dec. 11. Inventory, $2,181.32; made by William Stockton, 
Joseph Evans, Sr. File 12885 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Mar. 29. Nichols, Azail, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,150.17; made by Eleazer Mayhew, George Coombs. 
Sworn to by Rachel Nichols, Adm'x, Sept. 17, 1816. File 3264 Q. 

1814, Sept. 22. Nichols, Jonathan*, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebeckah, V2 plantation whereon I now live, during 
widowhood; also % of personal estate forever; also residue of estate. 
Son, Charles, $40. Son, John, $5. Son, Jonathan, $40. Son, Travis, 
"if he be living", $2. Daughter, Mary Vanmeter, $20. Daughter, 
Rebeckah Mead, $20. Daughter, Rodah Barton, $10. Son, Ananias, 
all lands. Executors — sons, John and Ananias. Witnesses — David 
Garton, Jacob Hepner, John Mayhew, Levi Riley*. Proved Jan. 16, 
1815, when John Nichols signed as surviving executor. 

1814, Oct. 7. Inventory, $304.75; made by David Garton, Zebulon 
Crooks. File 1749 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, May 14. Nichols, Robert, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Eldest son, David, $10. Sons, Samuel, Moses, Isaac, each $10. Grand- 
son, Alexander McWhorter Nichols, (son of my son, Isaac), the walk- 
ing cane given me by the late Rev. Alexander McWhorter. Son, 
Aaron, 110 acres of land bought of Jonathan Sayrs in Orange Twsp. 



CAIvENDAR OF WII.I.S 1814-1817 313 

adjoining Joseph Lindsley; also part of homestead adjoining Moses 
Baldwin and Caleb Bruen, (or he is to be paid $250 by Aaron, if 
Aaron prefers to keep same) ; also the gallery pew in Presbyterian 
Church in Newark (Pew No. 14). Daughters, Sarah Pool and Abigail 
Ward, each $75. Any residue of household goods (after debts are 
paid), to said daughters, equally. Residue of lands to son, Jedediah 
Johnson Nichols. Executors — sons, Isaac and Jedediah J. Nichols. 
Witnesses — Edward Jones, Johnson Ward, Jabez Pool. Proved Nov. 
19, 1814. 

1814, Nov. 28. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Sayrs Coe, John- 
son ^Vard. File 10849 G. 

1814, May 23. IVichoIs, Timothy, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $775.07; made by Samuel Nelson, Nathan Dubois. Sworn 
to by Daniel Nichols, Adm'r, Mar. 7, 1815. File 3130 Q. 

1814, Dec. 31. Nickle, Andrew, of Nottingham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, $313.70; made by William W. Cubberly, Amos Hutchinson. 
Includes cooper's tools and lumber. Sworn to by David Cole, Adm'r, 
Jan. 2, 1815. File 12832 C. 

1817, Mar. 30. Nickolas, Isaac, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Son, Samuel, $2. Two grandchildren, John and Mary 
Hennon, each $1. Daughter, Damaris Carll, $300. Daughter, Lydia 
Carll, $300. Son, Zacharias, all lands, and residue of personal estate. 
Executors — Zachariah Nicholas, William Carll. Witnesses — William 
Woodruff, Eli Carll, Hosea Moore. Proved Apr. 7, 1817. 

1817, Apr. 14. Inventory, $684.37; made by George Souder, Dan 
Bower. File 1834 F. 

1814, Sept. 16. Nisbef, John, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset Co. Int. 
Inventory, $743.55; made by John Worth, George Forsyeth. Sworn 
to by Thomas Nesbitt, Adm'r, Oct. 4, 1814. File 1625 R. 

1814, Feb. 28. Nivison, William, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by John W. Holmes, Aaron Smock. 
Sworn to by Sarah Nivison, Adm'x, Mar. 14, 1814. File 9109 M. 

1815, May 10. Nix, John*, of Franklin Twsp., Bergen Co.; will of. 
To friend, John Turse, all personal estate, household goods and 
moveable effects. Executors — Martin Vanhouten, John I. Turse. 
Witnesses — Lowrance Ackerman*, Abraham Lake, Margaret Lake. 
Proved June 6, 1815. 

1815, June 1. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Lowrans Ackerman, 
John L. Ackerman. Includes set shoemaker's tools, carpenter tools, 
notes of Abraham Vaderhofe, Cornelius Vanderhof. File 3678 B. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, July 23. Nix, Sarah, of Morris Co. Int. Inventory, $602.25; 
made by Peter Vanderhoff*, Jacob Vanderhoff. Includes several 
names in accounts. Sworn to by Jacob Demouth, Adm'r, July 25, 
1814. File 1562 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, May 8. Nixon, Alexander, of Hardiston Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $263.75; made by Peter Gunterman, Joseph Valen- 



314 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

tine. Includes note of John Degrow. Sworn to by Ida Nixon*. 
Adm'x, May 8, 1815. File 1476 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1807, Sept. 14. Nixon, Ann*, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Patrick Nixon, 10 shillings. Daughter, Sidney Smith, 
£8 and linen wheel. Daughter, Mary Apgar, 10 shillings. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Dehart, £6. Son, Francis, £5. Also to daughters, Sidney 
and Elizabeth, my wearing apparel. Son, William Nixon, house and 
lot in which I now live (14 acres), adjoining John Clifford and others; 
also the household furniture, he to pay above legacies. Executor — 
son, William Nixon. Witnesses — John Clifford, Robert IMartin, 
Spencer Carter. Proved May 6, 1814. File 2688 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Aug. 20. Norcross, Herbert, of Bordentown, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Brother, William Norcross, a bay mare. Mother, Effe Nor- 
cross, all estate, real and personal, she paying to my brothers and 
sisters, James, $100, William, $100, Harriet Norcross, and Emily Nor- 
cross, each $100. She is also to pay my debts. Executors — mother 
and brother. Witnesses — John Sayer, Moore Edwards, William 
Snowden. Proved Sept. 25, 1816, when Effe Norcross signed as Ex- 
ecutrix. File 12886 C. 

1814, May 5. Norrls, Hannah, of Chester Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Inventory, $80; made by Hiram Horton, Christopher Baker. Includes 
a legacy left to deceased by her father, Jabish Kelsey, in hands of 
Sary Kelsey and Silas Horton, Executors; also a legacy left her by 
her grandfather, William Kelsey, in hands of Silas Horton, Executor. 
Sworn to by Luther Norris, Adm'r, May 5, 1814. File 1563 N. 

1814, Aug. 16. Northup, William, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Inventory, $13.90; made by Jacob Elston, Isaac Vanhouten. In- 
cludes notes of Jessey Woolward, totaling $200 considered "doubtful". 
Sworn to by Frederick Buckhorn, Adm'r, Aug. 17, 1814. File 1436 S. 

1817, Mar. 28. Null, George, of Cape May Co. Int. Inventory, 
$343.23; made by John Mackey, Joshua Swaim. Sworn to by Nickolas 
Willets, Adm'r, May 26, 1817. File 924 E. 

1807, Apr. 10. Nunn, Benjamin*, of Washington Twsp., Morris Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Anna, all real and personal estate, during 
widowhood. To 4 daughters, Elizabeth Thomas, Bersheba Sharp, 
Anna Wolf, Sarah McCray, each £10. Son, John, farm whereon I 
live containing 100 acres, and after his death, to his oldest son. Son, 
Isaac, the land whereon my son, John, now lives containing 25 acres. 
To my apprentice girl, Magdalen, if she remain with my widow until 
21, a bed and bedding; also a "freedom from head to foot". Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Anna, William McCray. Witnesses — William Hann, 
James Hance, Phillip Honnes. Proved June 17, 1817, when Anna 
Nunn* signed as Executrix. 

1817, June 24. Inventory, $402.16; made by Lawrence Hann, James 
Hance. File 1695 N. 

* Signed by mark. 



CAI.ENDAR OF WII^I^S 1814-1817 315 

1814, June 1. Oakes, John, of Dover Twsp., Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Delilah, house and lot, and all moveable estate, after debts 
are paid, for life. Executors — wife, Delilah and Robert Morris. Wit- 
nesses — Amos Woolley, Stephen Achor*. Robert Morris. Proved June 
25, 1814, when Delilah Oakes*, signed as Executrix. File 9110 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Aug. 10. Obert, John. Int. Inventory, $185.00; made by 
Jonathan Booram, Samuel Martin. Sworn to by Sary Obert, Adm'x, 
Sept. 21, 1814, before John Heard, Surrogate of Middlesex Co. 

File 10493 L. 

1814, Dec. 27. Obert, Sary. Int. Inventory, $337,871/^; made by 
Daniel Van Court, James Manahan. Sworn to by George Obert, For- 
man Throckmorton, Adm'rs, Dec. 27, 1814, before John Heard, Surro- 
gate of Middlesex Co. File 10494 L. 

1809, Sept. 12. Ockorman [Ackerman], Garline, of North Bruns- 
wick Twsp., Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, interest of all 
estate after sales thereof, during widowhood. At her death or re- 
marriage, residue to be divided between all my children [unnamed] 
equally. Daughter, Esther, to have interest of her share during life 
of Isaac Van Deventer; but if she dies before her husband, same to 
her children equally when they are 21. Wife to have use and occu- 
pancy of lot in New Brunswick during widowhood. Executors — 
wife, Jane, brother-in-law, Samuel Combs, brother, James Ockerman. 
Witnesses — P. Keenon, Abraham Vanarsdalen, William P. Deare. 

1812, July 9. Codicil. Appointing son, Abraham, Jr., who has be- 
come 21, as Executor in place of brother, James Ockerman. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Keenan, William P. Deare. Proved May 27, 1817. 

1817, May 26. Inventory, $1,443.15; made by Jonathan Combs, 
Benjamin Norman. File 10649 L. 

1807, Aug. 20. Ogborne, Samuel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Anna, a bed and bedding. Real and personal estate 
to be sold and proceeds, together with all other estate, to be divided 
into 7 shares. Wife to have one share in lieu of dower. Daughters, 
Rhoda Schanck, Mary Holmes, and son, John, and daughters, Rachel 
Bray, Anna Ogborne and Sary Dorsett, each to have one share. If 
said Mary Holmes should die before her husband, Stout Holmes, her 
share to her two children, Mary Bray and Anna Bray, and interest 
of Anna Ogborn's share to be applied to maintenance and education 
of her child, Ichabod. Any amount advanced to said children to be 
a part of his share. Executors — 3 sons-in-law, Peter Schanck, James 
Bray, and Joseph Dorsett. Witnesses — George Crawford, Joseph 
Taylor, Richard C. Burrowes. 

1812, June 23. Codicil. Money left to Mary Holmes and at her 
death to her 2 children, to be at her own disposal for life and what 
remains at her death to be divided between her 4 daughters, Mary, 
Anne, Lydia and Alice. Witnesses — Cornelius P. VanDerhoef, Thos. 
Vanderhoef, Eliza F. Vanderhoef. Proved Jan. 31, 1816, when Peter 
Schenck, and Joseph Dorsett signed as surviving Executors. 

1816, Jan. 23. Inventory, $3,860.20; made by Cornelius Walling, 
John Stillwell. Includes a few names in accounts. File 9193 M. 

[Stillwell's Hist. & Gen. Misc. Vol. 4, p. 161: Samuel Ogborne, son 
of John, born Jan. 9, 1740, died Jan. 3, 1816. He md. Jan. 5, 1765, 



3l6 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Ann, daughter of Guisbert Van Brackle and Rachel Brittain. The 
daughter, Mary, married 1st Samuel Bray, and 2nd. Stout Holmes. 
She later married her cousin, Major John Stillwell. By her first hus- 
band, she had Samuel, Rachel, Mary and Ann. By her 2nd husband, 
Alice and Lydia. The daughter, Rachel, (of Samuel and Ann), md. 
1st James Bray and 2nd a Mr. Bent. Sarah married 1st. Joseph 
Dorsett and 2nd Oliver Sprouls. Rhoda married Peter Schanck. 
Anna died unmd. Compiler's note.] 

1815, July 6. Osden, Charles, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Ann, and my daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine, all household goods, 
my live stock and slave named James. Also to them, and to my 
son, Henry Merrit Ogden, $500 each. Son, Charles, before receiving 
any part of my estate, to pay $500 which has been advanced to him. 
Daughter, Maria, likewise to pay $600 that has been advanced to 
her. Residue of estate, real and personal, to wife, Ann, and to 
children, Elizabeth (widow of Lewis Sack), Maria (wife of Henry 
D. Merritt), Catherine Ogden, Charles C. Ogden, Uzal Ogden and 
Henry M. Ogden, equally. If either Uzal or Henry die under age, 
leaving no issue, his share to survivors equally. Wife to be guardian 
of Uzal and Henry during minority. Executors — wife, Ann and 
daughter, Elizabeth Sack, and son, Charles Ogden, all serving with- 
out fee. Witnesses — Caleb Johnson, Abraham Crass, Isaac W^ard 
Crane. Proved Dec. 4, 1815, when Charles Ogden signed as Executor. 

File 10921 G. 

1817, Sept. 22. Og6,cn, David, of Middlesex Co.; will of. After debts 
are paid, to Mary (wife of Daniel Van Arsdalen), house and lot 
wherein I live and all real and personal property. Executor — friend, 
Jacob Dunham. Witnesses — Daniel Vliet, Henry Outcalt, Christian 
Van Nortwick. Proved Nov. 26, 1817. File 10650 L. 

1813, Dec. 21, 27. Ogden, Edo, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
doctor. Int. Inventory, $476.04; made by Francis G. Brewster, Smith 
Bowen. Sworn to by Daniel Elmer, Adm'r, Jan. 4, 1814. File 1699 F. 

1814, Apr. 13. Ogden, Elihn, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co. Int. In- 
ventory, $121.31; made by Samuel Ogden, Blihu Price. Sworn to by 
Isaac Crane, Adm'r, Apr. 16, 1814. File 10850 G. 

1813, July 9. Ogden, Gabriel, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, all household goods and farming utensils that 
"I received with her at our marriage"; also a horse, cow and all 
sheep, saddle and bridle, a note for $40 I hold against Elias Kinney; 
also a cupboard, provisions for a year, grains, and $100; out of which 
sums are to be deducted $100 and 10c and 30c, being legacies that I 
have paid to Elias and Richard Kinney due from the personal estate 
of their father, and also $49 paid Josiah Dyer for rent that was due 
from Eleazer Kinney. Wearing apparel to my sons, Joseph and 
Daniel. Rest of real and personal estate to be sold. Son, Joseph, 
£100. To Jacob S. Thomson and Andrew Shaw, $800 in trust. The 
interest of Vz said sum for maintenance and education of my grand- 
son, Gabriel Shotwell Ogden (son of my son, Joseph), and other i^ 
to my wife until said grandson is 16, but if he should die underage, 
said sum to my 12 children, equally. Granddaughter, Mary Reed 
(daughter of John and Elizabeth), $200. Rest of estate to be divided 



CALENDAR OE WII.I.S — 1814-1817 3^7 

into 12 equal portions. One such portion to children of my son 
Benjamin. i.e., Amos, Joseph. Jr.. Mary Howell and Sarah O^de^i 
one portion to each of sons. John. Joseph, Daniel to children of my 
daughter Sarah Lanterman. daughters. Lydia Drake. Susanna Drake. 
Sren ^f rny daughter, Mary Wintermute. children of my f^sh er. 
Margaret Barton, daughter. Elizabeth Reid. children f ^^^^ .^f^^^^^^eT' 
Rhode Dildine and children of my daughter. Rachel Dilts. Ex- 
ecutors-Jacob I. Thomson, Andrew Shaw. V/itnesses-Amos Mann. 
John Banghart, Samuel Laing-. 

1815 Mar. 22. Codicil. An additional sum of $150 to wife. Wit- 
nesses—Nathan Hazen. Isaac France. Benjamin Stackhouse. Proved 
Feb. 29, 1816. 

1816. Mar. 1. Inventory. $2,322.73; made by Amos Mann, Abraham 

T File 1502 b. 

Shaver, Jr. 

LTe/s L,3 a„. lot „, u„„„.s.e. wo... Swon, to .=, A„o^„ 

Nichols, Adm'r, Nov. 8. 1816. 

1817, Sept. 30. Ogden, John, of Elizabeth Boro. Essex Co. Int In- 
ventory [not totaled]; made by Moses Chandler. Richardson Gray. 
Sworn to by Jacob Ogden. Adm'r. Oct. 1. 1817. File 11063 G. 

1817. Feb. 27. Ogden. Joseph G.. of Elizabeth Town. Essex Co.; will 
of N eTe Mary o|den (daughter of my late brother. William) $500^ 
Residue of estate, after debts are Pai«a' ^o Nancy (vvndow of said 
brother, AVilliam). Executors-Nancy Ogden and friend, Elihu 
BrRtin. Witnesses-Isaac Crane, Caleb O. Halsted. Proved Apr. 11, 
1817 when Elihu Brittain signed as Executor. 

1817 Apr. 2. Inventory, $1,063.37%; made by John Chandler. Isaac 
Crane.' Includes quantities of shoes, skins, shoe thread, leathers, 
shoemaker's tools, and several names in accounts. File 11064 u. 

1814. Apr. 15. Ogden. Moses, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. W^ife, 
Mary an residue of estate, real and personal, during life aaid after 
her death, remainder to executors in trust for two nieces. Mary and 
Charlotte (daughters of my brother, Gabriel), for their own use and 
Sot sub ec to their husbands. My watch to nephew. Charles Ogden 
?son of Charles). To Mrs. Lucy Robertson (niece of my wife) 
$1 500 If said nieces should die without issue, residue to Episcopal 
Church in Newark. Executors-George Neilson. John N. Cummmg. 
Wnesses-Robert H. Gumming, Moses Hedden, Jacob Plum. Proved 
July 21, 1814. 

1814 July 9. Inventory. $794.25; made by Moses Hedden, Jacob 
Plum.' Includes one Olian harp, case of Mathematical instruments, 
gold weight scale, lignum vita mortar and pestle. 

1822 Apr. 13. Inventory. $54.50; made by Thomas Whitlock. Abra- 
ham Cross. Sworn to by George Neilson, surviving Executor^ 

File 10851 Or. 

1817 June 17. Oldden. Elihu, of West Windsor. Middlesex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $6,605.96; made by Joseph Clarke, Josiah S. Worth. Sworn 
to by Giles W.. and Samuel Oldden. Adm'rs. June 20. 1817. 

' File 10651 Li. 



3l8 NEW JERSEY P0ST-REV0I,UTI0NARY DOCUMENTS 

1816, Apr. 10. Oliphant, Abigail, of Camden, Gloucester Co., widow; 
will of. To three children, Mary, David, and Joseph Oliphant, or 
their survivor, house and lot equally, when youngest child is 21. 
Daughter, Mary, my silver. Other personal estate to be sold. "I 
leave my daughter, Mary, until she arrives to 18 unto John Davis 
and Jerusha, his wife and also my son, David, until he is 16; and 
Joseph to Thomas Harper of Philadelphia, until he is 16." Ex- 
ecutors — sister, Mary "Wilson, Richardson Andrews. Witnesses — 
Ame Oliphant, Abigail Middleton, Josiah Atkinson. Proved Apr. 20, 
1816, when Richardson Andrews signed as acting Executor. 

1816, Apr. 16. Inventory, $120.75; made by Benjamin "Woods, 
Josiah Atkinson. File 3102 H. 

1813, Dec. 3. Oliver, John N., of Elizabethtown, Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,095,641^; made by Benjamin Winans, Richardson Gray. 
Includes large Bible. Sworn to by George Price, Adm'r, Apr. 8, 1814. 

File 10852 G. 

1814, Jan. 23. Olliver, Jonathan, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co.; will 
of. "Wife, Margaret, in lieu of dower, all household goods which be- 
longed to her at our marriage; one bed, one cow, one hog, 6 fowls, 
iron pot and kettle; during widowhood, use of room in dwelling 
house; % of garden and barn, firewood, use of horse and riding 
chair; also the negro girl named Rachel, until she is 38 at which 
time she is to be manumitted. Son, Anthony, wearing apparel. 
Grandson, Hampton Oliver Clark (son of my dec'd daughter, Mar- 
garet), lot of salt meadow purchased of his father, Jeremiah Clark, 
dec'd, in Elizabeth Town Meadows. To each of other grandsons, 
Joseph Latham Clark, and Jeremiah "Wood Clark (sons of same), $25 
one year after my decease; but if either should die without issue, 
said legacy to survivor. Daughter, Betsey (present wife of Isaac 
Cole), $125. Granddaughter, Sarah Morse "Wood (present wife of 
Isaac "Wood), $25. Son, Anthony, any residue after debts are paid. 
Executors — brother-in-law, Anthony Morse, and my son, Anthony 
Olliver. Witnesses — John Mun, Morris Frazee, Jonah Cooper. Proved 
May 27, 1815. 

1815, Feb. 2. Inventory, $1,163.07; male by Joseph Clarke, John 
Terrill. File 10922 G. 

1815, Mar. 3. Olliver, Margaret*, of Rahway Twsp., Essex Co., 
relict of Jonathan Oliver; will of. Two sisters, Sarah (wife of 
Nathaniel "^Vinans), and Lydia Green, all real estate, house and barn 
and 5% acres in Lyons Farms adjoining "William Meeker (late prop- 
erty of Stephen Hinds, dec'd); also all moveable property and wear- 
ing apparel, after debts are paid. This bequest to said sisters is to 
enable them to maintain and provide for our mother [unnamed]. 
Executors — sisters, Lydia Green and Sarah "Winans. Witnesse-s — 
John Mann, Anthony Morse, Anthony Olliver. Proved June 3, 1815, 
when Sarah Winans*, signed as Executrix. 

1815, June 3. Inventory, $351.51; made by David Lyon, Anthony 
Olliver. File 10923 G. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, Oct. 13, Oram, Samuel, of Cape May Co.; will of. V/ife, 
Martha, bed and bedding, the colored woman named Dorothy (who is 
to be freed at death of my wife and to have $5 yearly from each of 



CAI.ENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 319 

my sons for life), and her daughter, named Peg; also % of moveable 
estate (except 2 beds and bedding-). "Disregarding the ancient and 
established lines" of lands belonging in fee to my wife and myself, 
I draw a line thru her plantation whereon I now live. Son, Aaron, 
south west side of plantation adjoining lands of Constantine and 
Mary Blackman [description given], Thomas Beesley; also bed and 
bedding, and Vs of personal estate. Son, Samuel, north east part of 
plantation, adjoining John Stiles, Sarah Stiles [description given]; 
also bed and bedding and % of personal estate. Certain transfers 
of land to be made between Aaron and Esther, his wife and Samuel 
and Martha, his wife. Executors — 2 sons, Aaron and Samuel. Wit- 
nesses — Nickolas Willets, Jacob Willets, Sarah Garretson. Proved 
Nov. 12, 1817. 

1817, Nov. 14, 15. Inventory, $1,841.90; made by Shamgor Hewitt. 
Nickolas Willets. Includes blacksmith tools. File 925 E. 

1814, Jan. 25. Osborn, Henry, of Bloomfleld Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory, £32.0.0; made by William Williamson, Aaron King. In- 
cludes carpenter tools. Sworn to by Moses F. Davis, one of Adm'rs, 
Mar. 19, 1816. File 10999 G. 

1814, Jan. 11. Owen, Anny*, of Newton Twsp., Sussex Co.; will of. 
Grandchildren [unnamed], the children of Isaac H. Owen, dec'd, and 
of Abraham Owen, dec'd, and of Temperance Wright, dec'd, and of 
Hannah Shepherd, dec'd, and Anny Cane, dec'd, each 50c. Daughter, 
Elizabeth (wife of Robert Price), % of property (all but $20 which 
is for my son, Ebenezer); also wearing apparel. Son, Jonathan, the 
remaining % of said property (except $50 to son, Ebenezer Owens). 
The total sums of $75 to said Ebenezer to be kept in hands of ex- 
ecutors. Executors — son, Jonathan Owen, friend, Robert Price. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Mosher, Jane Neguss. Proved Feb. 15, 1814. 

File 1435 S. 

* Signed by mark. 

1803, May 9. Owen, David, Sr., of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co., yeoman, "being aged"; will of. Wife, Rebekah, a house, furniture 
and land where I live for life. All other estate to be sold and debts 
paid. Son, David, 10 shillings. After death of wife, to David (son 
of my daughter, Phebe), yoke of oxen. Daughter, Rebekah Elison, 
all the property she has inventoried and claims as her own. All 
other estate to my eight grandchildren, Rebecca (daughter of my 
son, David); James (son of my daughter, Abigail Donaldson); David 
(son of my daughter, Phebe Nivison); Hezekiah (son of my daughter, 
Sarah Smith); David (son of my daughter, Mary Lambertson) ; 
Susanna (daughter of my daughter, Rebekah Ellison); Jacob (son of 
my daughter, Susana Brown); James (son of my daughter, Anne 
Griggs). In case of the death of any grandchild, his portion to the 
next oldest child of said daughter, and if no such child, then to its 
mother. Executors — W^illiam Tone, Esq., Joseph Cottrell. Wit- 
nesses — James Dowling, John Lisk, William Ward. Not proved. 

1814, Oct. 24. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Lisk, Joseph 
Vanderbilt. Sworn to by David Damberson, Adm'r, de bonis non. 

File 10495 L. 

1815, Dec. 13. Owen, Soniers, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $59.25; made by Daniel Stanton, Charles Sexton. 
Sworn to by Chalkley Haines, Adm'r, Dec. 31, 1816. File 3263 Q. 



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1817, Aug. 5. Pace, Daniel, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Inventory, $112. 38i^; made by William Greater, Jacob Lamer.son. 
Sworn to by John Beem*, John Swick, Jr.*, Adm'rs, Aug-. 13, 1817. 

File 2891 J. 

* Sig-ned by mark. 

1811, Dec. 11. Paddelford, Sdward*, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. AVife, Hannah, use of % of income from real and personal 
estate for life, in lieu of dower. Son, David, all real and personal 
estate, he paying- debts and legacies. To daughters, Sarah Riggs, 
Ruth Smith, Jamima Talmadge, and Easter Hand, each $125. Ex- 
ecutors — son. David, friend, Benjamin Smith. Witnesses — Samuel 
Lyon, John D. Tichenor, Moses Baldwin. Proved Feb. 22, 1817. 

1817, Feb. 3. Inventory, $572.75; made by Samuel Lyon, John D. 
Tichenor. File 1696 N. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 14. Paddick, Zelotets, of Sussex Co.; will of. Brother, 
David Paddick, use of $62.50, and after his death, to his son, Zelotes. 
Brother, John Paddick, $1. To Elizabeth Drew (the woman I now 
live with), her maintenance free and clear for life and at her death 
to her son, Hiram; but if she should die without heirs, residue of my 
property to my brother, David, for life and then to his children 
equally. Executors — James Paddick, Isaac Mead. Witnesses — Silas 
Seeley, Eli Brown, James Paddick. Proved May 19, 1814, when 
James Paddick signed as Executor. File 1437 S. 

1814, Dec. 29. Padgett, Samuel, of Lower AUoways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co. Int. Inventory, $835.72; made by Jonathan Hildreth, 
Samuel Corlies. Includes notes of Daniel Austin, Job Sullivan. 
Sworn to by Clement Padget*. Daniel Ashton. Adm'rs, June 14, 1815. 

File 3160 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, June 27. Padgitte, Andrew, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, all estate, real and personal, for life, excepting obligations 
against Aaron I-Iarris, dec'd, which are to be given up and receipts 
required of Deborah, his widow. My funeral to be conducted "after 
the manner of my son, Aaron, with tombs of the same size erected". 
After death of my wife, all lands to be sold and proceeds for use 
of David and Aaron (sons of my dec'd son, Aaron, and Amy his wife), 
and they to have the principal when of age. Executors — wife, Mary, 
and Nathan Buck. Witnesses — Isaac Stathem, Asa Couch, Isaac S. 
Power. Proved Sept. 15, 1815, when Mary Padget* signed as Ex- 
ecutrix before Timothy Elmer, Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

1815, Sept. 12. Inventory, $681.68; made by Isaac Stathem, Leonard 
Gibbon. File 1750 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, Mar. 8. Page, Edward, Sr.*, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; -will of. Wife, Rebecca, all real and personal property, during 
life and at her death, same to my son, Edward, he paying to my sons, 
Jacob and Anthony, each $1, and to daughters, Susannah Sprague, 
Rebecca Emmons, Elizabeth Robbins, and Margaret Horsfull, each 



CALENDAR OF WILLS l8l4-l8l7 3^1 

$1 Executor— son. Edward Tage. Witnesses-George ^'^t^T'^; 
Josiah Borden. Edward Page. Proved Feb. 17. 1817. when Edw d 
■pnsrp Jr signed as Executor. ,,.,-,, ^ 

im. Feb 14. inventory. $64.99; made by ^--^^-^.^^^^^^^^^^.^^S; 
Thomas Lippincott. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816 Apr 4. Palrpoint, Peter, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp.. 
Salem Co int. Inventory. $1.068.15y.; made by James Butcher. 
IdwTr d Waddington. Sworn to by Susannah Pirepont. Andrew Bell. 
Adm'rs, Sept. 9. 1816. 

.c.« «^„t 1'? rainier, Jane, of Chester. Burlington Co.; will of. 
After 'debfs are' pa.d au' estat'e for benefit of my daughter EdKh 
Knnt foi life and at her death to her surviving children. Ex- 
fcutoVs-Samu^l Matlack. Henry Warrington. Jr. ^--J-^^^f 
Matlack. Malachi Langstaff. Susannah Warrington. Proved Feb. .4. 

''1817. Feb. 21. inventory. $289.38; made by Malachi Langs^taff.^ Joh^. 
Matlack. 

1816 Feb. 16. Pancoast. Sarah, of Chesterfield Twsp.. Burlington 
Co wiU of Son. John Pancoast. $150 and V. of books. Daughter 
SaralT large Bib e. other % of books; also household goods and 
resTdu'e. Irandsons. Joseph Pancoast Smith John fan-ast Smith, 
each $50 when 21. Granddaughter. Sarah Pancoast. $50 when IS. 
Grandson. Joseph Pancoast. $50. Executors-brother-m-law Abra- 
ham Brown, and daughter. Sarah. Witnesses— George and Ma y 
Pancolst. William Haviland. Proved Dec. 29. 1817. -1-" S-^J^f^-^" 
coast signed as acting Executrix. -^ iie i-» 

1816 Mar 15. Pancoast, William P.. of Springfield Twsp.. Burling- 
ton Co Tnt inventorv. $1,398.39; made by William Ridgway, Joseph 
Woolman'^'sJ:;: to by George Pancoast. Caleb Atkinson. Adm'r. 
Mar. 28. 1816. 

1813 Nov. 7. Parepoint. Elizabeth*, of Lower Alloways Creek 
TWSP Salem Co.- will of. Granddaughter. Matilda Smally wearing 
irar^l So" Pe er Parepoint. residue of all estate, a"- debts are 
paM Executor-son. Peter Parepoint*. Witnesses-^. Uliam Wad- 
din-ton Edward Waddington. Proved Dec. 9, 1814. 

1815 Jan. 12. Inventory. $161.35; made by Edward Waddington. 
Jonathan Butcher. 

* Signed by mark. 

1813, NOV. 5. Parham, Hannah*, of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co 
widow; will of. Niece. Hannah (wife of John Roberts), long cloak 
and skirt. Rest of wearing apparel to "^>^ /^f ^^\ ^^"^^^^^^^^f'^J 
(widow of my brother. Daniel), and her 4 daughters. To Mary 
daughter of said Daniel), bed and bedding. Niece. Sarah (daughter 
of same), china ware. Niece. Hannah (daughter of same), mahogany 
bureau, silver cream cup, silver sugar tongs, silver scissors chain. 
Deborah (daughter of same). 12 silver spoons. Brother, Joseph 
Roberts. $30. Sister. Kezia Albertson. $80. To John (son of my 
sister Ruth). $30. Two daughters. Rebecca and Hannah, (of my 
sister' Elizabeth), if living, each $30. Nephew, Jacob (son of John 



322 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Roberts), $133.33; also 6 silver table spoons. Nephew, David (son 
of same), $133.33. Nephew, William (son of William Roberts), 
$133.33, and silver watch when 21. Lands in Haddonfleld and rest of 
furniture to be sold. Rest of estate to nephews, Thomas and Ed- 
ward (sons of my brother, Daniel), Jacob and David (sons of John 
Roberts), and William (son of Thomas Roberts). Executors — ^Ivins- 
men, Benjamin Cooper (son of Samuel), and Jacob Roberts (son of 
John). Witnesses — Thomas Redman, Josiah Matlack, Thomas Red- 
man, Jr. Proved Dec. 16, 1817, when Jacob Roberts, Jr., signed as 
Executor. 

1817, Dec. 25. Inventory, $2,052.57; made by Thomas Redman, Jr., 
John Roberts. File 3152 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

181.1, Oct. 25. Parish, John, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory [not totaled]; made by Jacob Wick, Matthias Miller. In- 
cludes Quantity of brick in the kiln, note against Susannah Parish. 
Sworn to by Samuel Murphy, Adm'r, June 13, 1814. File 3137 Q. 

1815, Feb. 7. Park, James, "of the 41st Regiment of Inf. Commanded 
by Col. Robert Bogardus"; will of. Wife, Althea, after debts are 
paid, $1. Residue of both real and personal estate to two children, 
John Marsellis Park and Marsellis Marsellis Park. Executors — 
mother, Catherine Bird and her husband, John P. Bird, they to be 
guardians of children until they are of age. Witnesses — Peter Clark, 
Joshua B. Smith, John D. Bird. Proved Nov. 2, 1815, when Catharine 
Bird signed as Executrix before John A. Boyd, Surrogate of Bergen 
Co. File 3679 B. 

1815, IVov. 27. Parker, Content*, of Monmouth Co , widow of 
Samuel; will of. Sister, Patience Allen, wearing apparel and $20. 
To Mary Borden, (daughter of Francis Bordin), $5. To Charlotte 
Bowman (wife of Samuel Bowman), $5. To Content Little (wife of 
Tobias Little), $20. To Nathan Allen, $5. To Mary Little (wife of 
Wade Little), $5. Residue, after debts are paid, to sister. Patience, 
Nathan Allen, Ann Allen, Elizabeth (wife of Samuel Lafetra), Con- 
tent (wife of Tobias Little), and Edmund Robinson. Executors — 
friends, Jacob Woolley, Tylie Williams. Witnesses — Samuel W. Ten- 
brook, Job Throckmorton. Proved Jan. 9, 1816. 

181G, Jan. 4. Inventory, $858.18; made by Samuel W. Tenbrook, 
Job Throckmorton. File 9194 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1815, Oct. 16. Parker, E:iisha, of Gloucester Town and Co. Int. 
Inventory, $290.89 1,^; made by John Heritage, Jesse Sparks. Sworn 
to by Mary Parker*, Adm'x, May 17, 1816. File 3103 H. 

* Signed by mark. 

1811, Aug. 31. Parker, Saninel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife [unnamed], remainder of moveable estate and use of real 
estate for life. At her death, all real estate to Edmund Robinson; 
but if he dies leaving no issue said real estate to be sold and out of 
proceeds, $200 to Mary Little and rest to my sister, Sarah Warner's 
children. Samuel Warner (son of sister, Sarah), $250. Elizabeth 
Lafetra (niece of my wife), $50 after death of my wife. Niece, Mary 
Little, $50. Nephew, Michal Parker's son, Samuel, $25. Edmund 



cai,s;ndar op wiIvI^s — 1814-1817 323 

Robinson (nephew of my wife), horses, 2 cows, 2 beds and furniture. 
All farming utensils and clock, subject to use of my wife. Ex- 
ecutors — Tylee Williams, Jacob Woolley. Witnesses — Job Throck- 
morton, John Woolley, Daniel Williams. Proved Nov. 30, 1815. 

File 9148 M, 

1812, May 28. Parker, William, Sr., of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Deborah Corlies, $1,250. Daughter, Mary Craw- 
ford, all lands at seashore where she dwells; 125 acres of woodland 
on south side of my woodland adjoining Nathan Woolley, John Lip- 
pincott and Samuel Parker; also $1,500. Daughter, Phoebe White, use 
for life of lands adjoining the Presbyterian Yard at Shrewsbury 
[description given], and Jacob Holmes and where she now lives; also 
20 acres bought of Tallman's (formerly belonging to Batons), and 
at her death to my grandson, William White, forever. Granddaugh- 
ters, Mary and Deborah White, each $500. Plantation bought of 
Theophilis Little to be sold and debts paid thereout. Son, Joseph, 
house and lot at Eatontown where he now dwells; also lands bought 
of the Williams' and of Joseph Potter; also % the lot of the Eaton- 
town tavern and my \i> of the woodland and cedar swamp belonging 
to me and Jacob Corlies; all my lands in Howell Twsp, and my saw 
mill. Son, William, all other lands. Grandson, William Holmes, all 
my rights in the store of goods at Shrewsbury and at Howell Twsp. 
Executors — 2 sons, Joseph and William. Witnesses — Peter Corlies, 
George Corlies, Jacob Woolley. Proved Nov. 30, 1815, when William 
Parker signed as Executor. Proved again Feb. 7, 1816, when both 
Joseph and William Parker signed the jurat. 

1815, Nov. 1. Inventory, $10,430.87; made by Jacob Woolley, Samuel 
W. Tenbrook. Includes V^ the schooner "Lively". File 9195 M. 

See also File 9149 M. 

1815, Jan. 4. Parkhiirst, Caleb, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Eunice, $500 and $60 yearly; use of 2 rooms and household furnish- 
ings; firewood; use of horse and chair, during widowhood. Grand- 
daughters, Julia and. Conele Clark, $200 each. Son, Henry L., i^ of 
my home lot with barns, etc. Other V2 thereof to 5 children, Jabez, 
Henry L., Hannah Wilson, Lydia, and Abby Parkhurst, with $50 out 
of Hannah's share for my grandson, Caleb Wilson. Executors — 2 
sons, Jabez and Henry L., Jabez to pay $1,800 that he owes my 
estate. As there is some doubt whether my daughter, Abby, will 
"connect herself in marriage with Moses Lyon", she is to have in- 
terest of her share only unless she marries some other. Witnesses — 
Uzal Macginnes, Isaac Beach, James McGinnis. Proved Feb. 25, 1817, 
when Henry L. Parkhurst signed as Executor. Jabez Parkhurst 
signed as Executor on Mar. 1, 1817. 

1817, Mar. 15. Inventory, $10,117.34; made by Lewis Thibou, Nehe- 
miah S. Baldwin. Includes Pew in First Presbyterian Church, and 
several names in accounts. File 11065 G. 

1812, Aug. 29. Parlier [Parlee], Edward*, of Amwell Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, and granddaughter, Eliza- 
beth Parlier, the house and lot where I live; also 11 acres woodland 
and swamp; moveable estate as she chooses, for life and until mar- 
riage of granddaughter, at which time wife is to decide whether 
said granddaughter shall live any longer in the home; also bed and 
bedding. Granddaughter, a spinning sheel. Five acre lot in the 



324 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Swamp boug-ht of Lem. Pearson and other moveable estate to be 
sold. At death of wife residue to be sold. To aforesaid grand- 
daughter, $1,600. To 5 children of my daughter, Abigail Tracksler 
[unnamed], $266.67. Daughter, Sarah Riarson, $3. To Samuel Hol- 
combe (son of my wife), $266.67. Residue to daughter, Ann Paxon. 
Executors — friends, Asher Stout, William Bishop. Witnesses — 
Henry Runkle, William Hoff, Gitty Hoff. Proved Jan. 2, 1817. 

1816, Dec. 17. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Gideon Ewing, 
Peter Vanfleet. File 2892 J. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Mar. 16. Parrls, Susannah, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Inventory, $761. 74 14; made by George Souder, Josiah 
Parvin. Sworn to by George Paris, Adm'r, Apr. 21, 1814. 

File 1700 F. 

1814, June 5. Parrit, Luke, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, bed and bedding- she brought with her; also silver 
spoons with her name on them. Son, John, broadcloth coat and silk 
vest. Rest of estate, real and personal, to be sold. Debts to be paid. 
% of residue for use of wife and maintenance of two youngest chil- 
dren by her, AVilliam and Sarah Ann, the other % to remain in hands 
of executor, William Van Ness, the interest thereof for use of three 
children, John, Peggy and Polly, when they come to age. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, William Van Ness, John A. Kiersted. Witnesses — 
Lewis Jones, William C. Roberts, Peter Speer. Proved June 28, 1814. 

1814, June 29. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Timothy Gould, 
Peter Speer. File 10853 G. 

1816, Oct. 20. Parsel, Thomas*, of Livingston Twsp., Essex Co.; 
Will of. Wife, Betsey, rest of moveable property after debts are paid; 
also use of my farm until such time as heirs are to possess their 
shares. Son, John, to have his share 2 years after my decease, if he 
pay to my daughter, Sally, $50, and to Betsey, $50. Son, Gilbert, to 
have his share 2 years after he is of age, he paying to my daughters, 
Polly and Hannah, each $50. Son, Thomas, to have his share 2 years 
after he is of age, he paying- to my daughters, Naomi and Susan 
each $50. Son, Henry, $5. Sons, John and Gilbert, tract of land on 
road to Northfleld, in line of Anthony King; also a tract on east side 
of the road [description given]; also tract known as the Beach lot. 
Son, Thomas, rest of said land. My share of land adjoining- Phinehas 
Brown to be sold and debts paid. Daughters, Polly and Naomi, Susan 
and Hannah, each to have a cow when 18. Executors — Moses Ely, 
Benjamin C. Jeffers. Witnesses — Abner Ball, Anthony King, John 
Watson. 

1817, Mar. 25. Codicil. Making- provision to mortg-age land and 
sell off wood to pay a debt to Thomas Crowell, which was to be paid 
by son-in-law, James Youls, he having had the money to pay same. 
Revoking bequest of a cow to each daughter, no legacies to be paid 
until said debts, or mortgage is paid off. Appointing Ebenezer Col- 
lins as Executor in place of Benjamin C. Jeffers, who is removing his 
residence making- it impossible for him to serve. Witnesses — Abner 
Ball, Anthony King, Joseph Edwards, Jr. Proved Apr. 25, 1817, when 
Moses Ely signed as Executor. 

1817, Apr. 7. Inventory, $983.89; made by Samuel Burnet, Jr., 
Joseph Edward, Jr. File 11066 G. 

• Signed by mark. 



CAIvKNDAR OF WILLS — 1814-1817 325 

1816, Dec. 26. Parvin, Jeremiah, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, room in house; $300. Daughter, Sarah 
Parvin, $500. Daughter, Lydia Parvin, house and lot bought of 
Mikail Alg-ire, containing 3 acres. Daughter, Harriet Parvin, house 
and 15 acres bought of Joel' Berrien and wife, to be laid off on Public 
road. Rest of lands including cedar swamp on Green Branch in 
Salem Co., to son, Jeremiah; also my bay mare, wearing apparel and 
watch when he is 21. Daughter, Anne Parvin, timber land in Deer- 
field Twsp., bought of David Golden; also set of silver tablespoons. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, brother, Abijah Parvin. Witnesses — Robert 
Seeley, Henry Danzenbaker, Ebenezer Davis. Proved Jan. 20, 1817, 
when Sarah Parvin signed as Executrix. 

1817, Jan. 13. Inventory, $1,037.07; made by Samuel B. Davis, 
Azariah More, Jr. File 1835 F. 

1815, Jan. 4. Parvin, John S., of Upper Twsp., Cape May Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,505.48; made by Abijah Smith, Daniel Ludlum. Sworn 
to by Jacob Leaming, Adm'r, Feb. 8, 1815. File 901 E. 

1816, July 23. Parvin, Josiah, of Deerfleld Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $36.00; made by John Davis, Elijah D. Riley. In- 
cludes judgment against Samuel Lambert. Sworn to by David O. 
Garrison, Adm'r, Sept. 23, 1816. File 1793 F. 

1816, May 28. Parvin, Thomas, of Plttsgrove Twsp., Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, $1,641.87; made by Eleazer Mayhew, John G. Ayars. Sworn 
to by Ephraim Parvin, John Conover, Adm'rs, Oct. 4, 1816. 

File 3315 Q. 

1816, Sept. 21. Parvin, Uriah, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $897.01; made by Jacob Shull, Dan Simkins. Sworn 
to by Rachel Parvin, Adm'x, June 10, 1817. File 1836 F. 

1816, Nov. 1. Patou, James, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, the negro woman, named Dianne and her child, 
2 beds and bedding, and the household furniture she brought to me; 
also a sum to be paid her annually which her brother, Joseph Bloom- 
field, Esq-, thinks just, in lieu of dower. All other estate, real and 
personal, to be sold. To five children, Margaret Paton, David Edgar 
Paton, Thomas Paton, Catherine Paton and George Paton, the pro- 
ceeds of said estate, equally. Executors — sons, David E., Thomas, 
and George, and friend, Joseph Marsh, Esq. Witnesses — John 
Brewster, John Manning, Frazee Ayers. Proved Nov. 23, 1816. 

1816, Nov. 23. Inventory, $15,967.39; with other debts, doubtful, 
$6,689.24; made by John Brewster, Frazee Ayers. 

1822, June 14. Bond of David E. Paton and Joseph Marsh for re- 
turn in three months of will of testator which he desires to have 
proved in New York state. 

1822, Aug. 22. Receipt for return of said will signed by Garret D. 
Wall, Esq. File 10598 L. 

1813, Sept. 10. Patterson, James, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Mary, all household goods she had when we 
were married; also 2 cows and $40, in lieu of dower. Land devised 
to sons, William and John, by my father, has by the death of my 
son, William, become invested in me. I therefore devise same to said 



326 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

son, John, and son, James, equally; also my lot of meadow at the 
River; also my right in the 40-acre lot. Any residue, aftei- debts are 
paid, to said two sons, when John is 21. My mother, Mary Patterson, 
to have her dower rights in my father's real estate, as per his will, 
but in lieu of same, I give her $30 yearly out of my land. If a school 
house be built within seven years and within one mile of my planta- 
tion, I give $10 for use of same. If a new meeting house at Perkin- 
town be built in seven years, or the old one repaired, I give $20 for 
use thereof. If sons die under age, my mother to have use of lands 
for life and then to the trustees of the Methodist Congregation at 
Perkintown. Sons to have trades if they choose. Executors — • 
brother, Joseph Patterson, of Penns Neck. Witnesses — John Boqua, 
John Sparks*, Mary Patterson. Proved June 1, 1815. 

1815, June 2. Inventory, $503.43; made by Samuel Lippincott, John 
Sparks*. File 3131 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Augr. 26. Patterson, James, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Inventory $275.81; made by Ephraim Barnes, Adam Cook. Sworn 
to by Joseph Patterson, Adm'r, Sept. 2, 1816. File 3300 Q. 

1814, Mar. 28. Patterson, John, of Mannington Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, profits of lot of land purchased of Thomas 
Long and wife, during minority of three daughters; also firewood 
from lot purchased of Johnson Stow, during widowhood; also bed and 
bedding, table, 6 chairs, 1 cow, $30 and residue of moveable estate 
for maintenance and education of my children. Three daughters, 
Nancy, Elisabeth and Rebecca, the two lots of land as abovesaid, 
when 18. Two sons, James and John, have had some provision made 
for them by will of their grandfather, James Patterson. My brother, 
James, to be their guardian, and supply the place of a father to 
them. Executor — brother, James. Witnesses — Gervas Hall, Jacob 
Wood, James Roberson. Proved Apr. 2, 1814. 

1814, Apr. 5. Inventory, $1,581.32; made by Gervas Hall, Furman 
Mulford. File 3176 Q. 

1817, Jan. 6. Paul, Benjamin*, of Stafford, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Bethena, son, Benjamin, daughter, Phebe Paul, all real and 
personal estate equally. Executor — son, Benjamin. Witnesses — Silas 
Crane, Sarah H. and Sarah G. Crane. Proved May 14, 1817. 

File 9228 M. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, ]Vov. 7. Panllin, Stephen, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $2,042.80; made by Isaac Mulford, James Shepperd. 
Sworn to by Susanna Paullin, Adm'x, Apr. 14, 1817. File 1837 F. 

1813, Apr. 22. Paxton, Richarrt*, of Acquacknonk Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, Daniel R., the north part of my farm as surveyed by 
Garret Van Houten, Esq., on Apr. 15, 1813. Son, Henry, south part of 
said farm. The windmill to belong to both. Rest of estate to sons, 
equally. Executors — sons, Daniel and Henry. Witnesses — Garret 
Van Houten, Joseph Vanwinkle, John J. Riker. Proved Apr. 9, 1817. 
[Survey accompanies will and shows the "road from Bloomfleld to 
Paterson" traversing south east part of said lands.] File 11067 G. 

• Signed by mark. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 327 

1805, Ang. 24. Payne, Isaac, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. "Wife, Anna Payne, for her disposal, horse and riding chair, 
2 beds and bedding-, 2 cows, 2 heifers, 6 ewes, swine, 8-day clock, 
cupboard, looking glass, 6 green chairs, 6 common chairs, 2 tables, 
tea kettle, pot, brass kettle, andirons, shovel and tongs; during 
widowhood, dwelling house and all household furniture; use and 
profits of all lands (as given to son, John) until said John is 21. 
After which she is to have east end of dwelling house and % of 
profits of said lands. All of above in lieu of dower. Three tracts of 
land to be sold, the first adjoining Widow Clarkson (26 acres), the 
2nd adjoining Samuel Freeman and Benj. Vail (18 acres) and the 
3rd adjoining Noe Clarkson [description given of all three]. Residue 
of sales, after debts are paid to be divided into four parts. Interest 
of one part to Samuel Freeman until his present children are of age, 
at which time they shall have their shares thereof, the boys 2 shares 
to the girls' 1 share. One part to my daughter, Mary (wife of 
Nathaniel Noe). One part to my daughter, Elizabeth (wife of 
Thomas L. Brown). One part to my daughter, Huldah (wife of 
Nathaniel Drake). All residue of lands to son, John; but if he dies 
under age, leaving no issue, then oldest child of my brother, Moses, 
and the oldest child of my brother, Jonathan, and oldest child of my 
brother, James, each to have $250 out of said portion and the oldest 
child of my brother, John and of sisters, Mary and Hannah, each to 
have $125 out of same, and any residue thereof to be divided among 
my daughters or their representatives and the children of Samuel 
Freeman (after deducting $125, which I give to my son-in-law, Luke 
Voorhies). Executors — neighbor, Benjamin Vail, Joseph Freeman. 
Said Benjamin Vail to be guardian of my son, John. Witnesses — Noe 
Clarkson, Joseph Laing, Joseph Cole. Proved Nov. 21, 1815, when 
Joseph Freeman signed as Executor. 

1815, Nov. 15. Inventory, $2,927.50; made by Noe Clarkson, Isaac 
Laing. Sworn to by Joseph Freeman "sole executor", June 15, 1816. 

File 10554 L. 

1814, Feb. O. Pearce, Samuel, of Piles Grove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Catiran, a certain house to be moved to the Great Road 
near Widow McCollister, with 1 acre of ground; also 2 beds and 
bedding, chest of drawers, $50, for life. Personal estate to be sold. 
Real estate to be divided between 6 children, whenever executors 
think it best for them. Daughter, Abigal Pearce, a full equal share, 
a cow and bed and bedding. Sons, Henry, Samuel, John, each a full 
share, and Clarck (by my last wife), a full share, and $180. Wife's 
son, Isaac Dickson, a full share. Executors — friend, Samuel Cawiey, 
he to be guardian of children. Witnesses — Paul Scull, John Layton, 
John Smith, Samuel B. Cawiey. Proved April 1, 1814. 

1814, Mar. 26. Inventory, $2, 031. 511/2; made by Nathaniel Robins, 
Jonathan Smith. File 3080 Q. 

1814, Sept. 14. Pearson, John, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Inventory, $666.77; made by William W. Cubberly, David 
Cole. Sworn to by Mary Pearson*, Joseph Hughes, Adm'rs, Sept. 22, 
1814. File 12752 C. 

* Signed by mark. 

1790, Sept. 13. Peck, David, Jr., of Newark Twsp., Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. After debts are paid, the whole of my estate, real and 



328 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOEUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

personal, to "the poor of the Parish of Orang-e Dale where I was born. 
The salt meadow not to be sold but laid out from time to time for 
help and relief of the poor". Executors — John Lindsley, Esq., of 
the Parish aforesaid and the Rev. Jedidah Chapman, minister of said 
Parish. Witnesses — John Cooper, Henry Rog-ers, Aaron Peck. Proved 
Mar. 2, 1815, when John Lindsley signed as Executor. 

1815, Feb. 8. Affidavit of Josiah Baldwin as to signature of 
testator. 

1815, Feb. 8. Affidavit of David Rogers as to signature of Henry 
Rogers, witness, who "if living resides in the state of Ohio". 

1815, Feb. 8. Affidavit of John Peck, as to signature of Aaron 
Peck, one of witnesses, "said Aaron has been deceased upwards of 
twenty years." 

1815, Mar. 2. Affidavit of David Rogers that he knew John Cooper, 
one of witnesses, and believed that about twelve years ago he re- 
moved to Easton, Pennsylvania, and has never returned to New 
Jersey. 

1815, Feb. 6. Inventory, $343.62; made by Josiah Baldwin, John 
Peck. Includes 2 notes of Daniel Mun, Lewis Dod. File 10924 G. 

1816, Apr. 24. Peck, Sabra, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $507.92; made by Maskell Ware, William Shaw*. In- 
cludes "dividend of Estate of Sarah Maskell, dec'd, unsettled in hands 
of Joseph Peck, Executor." Sworn to by Joseph Peck, Adm'r, May 4, 
1817. File 1838 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

[Sarah Maskell was sister to abovesaid Sabra Peck. See will of 
Sarah Maskell wherein Sabra Peck's daughter, Nancy Miller is also 
beneficiary. File 1748 F. Compiler's note.] 

1814, May 3. Pederick, Isaac, Mary, Joseph, Rebecca and Eliza, of 

Salem Co. Wards. "By virtue of a law entitled, 'An Act, relative to 
the Surrogate's Office, of Salem Co., passed Jan. 21, 1814.' Letters of 
Guardianship were issued on 3rd day of May, same year, unto Jede- 
diah Garrison, Guardian of the persons and estates of said wards, 
children of Jacob Pederick, late of Salem Co., dec'd; to take effect 
from Oct. 16, 1802; he having first given security." Lib. 40, p. 549. 
[Not listed in Index of Wills; no paper on file.] 

1814, Jan. 10. Pedrick, Michael, of Lower Pehns Neck Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Joseph Lippincott, Wil- 
liam Robinson. Sworn to by Ann I'edrick, Richard Sparks, Adm'rs, 
Mar. 2, 1814. File 3059 Q. 

1815, Jan. 23. Peirson, David, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $1,833.60; made by Thomas Harris, Moses Bateman. 
Includes "military dress". Sworn to by Nancy Peirson, David Clark, 
Adm'rs, Apr. 24, 1815. File 1751 F. 

1815, Nov. 27. Peirson, Fayette, George W., and Joseph O. Wards. 
Receipt of Surrogate for Letter of Guardianship fee to Nancy Peirson. 

1815, Oct. 30. Receipt of Lewis Hoyt from Mrs. Nancy Peirson for 
one quarter's schooling. 

1816, Feb. 19. Accounts of guardian include boarding each 1 year, 
2 weeks and 4 days @ $1.00 per week. File 6173 F. 



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CALENDAR OF WILLS 1814-1817 3^9 

1810 Nov. 12. Pell, William, of Paramus, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife Elizabeth, all estate, real and personal, during widowhood. At 
her death, same to be divided between children, John Bogert Pell. 
William Watson Pell, Tennet Benardo Lezaur Pell, Caspar Andrew 
Pell Eliza Pell and Sarah Augusta Pell, or their lawful heirs. Ex- 
ecutors—wife, Elizabeth, friends, Casparus Bogert, John C. Watson, 
Cornelius C. Bogert. Witnesses— John C. Watson, Joshua W. Bow- 
ran, Jacob Bowran. Proved, Jan. 26, 1816, when Cornelius C. Bogert 
signed as Executor. ^ ,r c 

1816 Jan 25. Inventory, $305.50; made by David L. Van Saun, 
David 'vanderpool. File 3711 B. 

1817 Oct. 4. Pemi, Jacob, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory $45.19; made by John West, Michael Allen. Includes 
judgment against Joseph Penn on Robert Newell's docket. S 
to by James Jessup, Adm'r. Oct. 6, 1817. File 31 

1815, Feb. 24. Pennington, Jonathan, of Bernards Twsp., Somerset 
Co ■ w'ill of Wife, Osee, use of all estate, real and personal, after 
debts are paid. After her death, to my daughter, Osie Alward. 50 
acres off the farm bought of Abraham Canfleld's Executors; during 
her life, use of farm bought of Moses Doty and 2 adjoining lots 
bought of Dr. Hugh McEowen, and a lot bought of Samuel Dickerson, 
and small lot bought of Jonathan Lewis. After death of wife, move- 
able estate to be sold and proceeds divided among my daughter, Osie 
and her 3 daughters, Mary McCoy, Anna Hand and Ossie Alward. 
Grandson, Jonathan Alward, rest of farm bought of Abraham Can- 
fleld's Executors. Grandson, William Alward, land bought of Ex- 
ecutors of Robert Cross on Pasaick River. Two grandsons, Henry 
and Jacob Alward, or their survivor, the farm bought of Moses Doty 
and 2 lots bought of Dr. Hugh McEowen. Grandson, Joseph Alward, 
the lot bought of Samuel Dickerson. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Al- 
ward lot bought of Jonathan Lewis. Executors— daughter, Osie Al- 
ward' and grandson, Jonathan Alward. Witnesses— Thomas Lewis, 
John Lewis, David Morton. Proved Oct. 30, 1815. 

1815, Oct. 25. Inventory, $1,788.40; made by John Annin, Thomas 

Lewis. , T, x 1, 

1830 Mar. 30. Inventory [not totaled]; made by John Bree.s, John 
Dayton. Sworn to by Jonathan Alward, surviving Executor. 

File 1645 R. 

1815, Nov. 13. Perce, John, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory $422.26; made by James Davis, William Howey. Sworn to 
by James Matlack, Adm'r, Nov. 16, 1815. File 3056 H. 

1814, Jan. 7. Perrine, Andrew, of South Amboy Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,056.92; made by Robert McChesney, John 
Mount Sworn to by Mary Prine, Samuel Perrine, Adm'rs, Jan. 11, 
:„," File 10496 L. 

1814. 

1814, Apr. 21. Perrine, Peter*, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of Wife Hannah, all that I received with her at our marriage; 
also $300 all in lieu of dower. Son. Enoch, all lands and residue of 
moveable property, he paying debts and legacies. Daughters, Mar- 
garet Catharine, Mary. Elizabeth. Rebecca. Sarah and Lydia, each 
$50 and to children of dec'd daughter. Jane. $50. Executors— son, 



330 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Enoch, son-in-law, Captain Daniel L. Dey. Witnesses — Robert 
McChesney, Samuel Perrine, Rebeca Clinton. Proved Sept. 20, 1817. 

1817, Oct. 27. Inventory, $595.60; made by Robert McChesney, 
Thomas Appelget. . File 10652 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Dec. 31. Perrine, William, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,211.33; made by Henry Sloan, Job Lane. 
Sworn to by Mary Perrine, Adm'x, June 29, 1815. File 164G R. 

1815, July SO. Perry, John, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co. Int. Inventory, $1,704.96; made by James Stewart, William Wad- 
dington. Sworn to by James Perry, Adm'r, July 29, 1815. 

File 3214 Q. 

1814, May 3. Perry, Peter, of Salem Co. Ward. "By virtue of a 
law entitled, 'An Act, relative to the Surrogate's Office, of Salem Co., 
passed Jan. 21, 1814.' Letters of Guardianship were issued on 3rd 
day of May same year unto John Langley, Guardian of the person 
and estate of Peter Perry, child of Reuben Perry, late of Salem Co., 
dec'd; to take effect from Oct. 10, 1799; he having first given se- 
curity." Lib. 40, p. 548. 

[Not listed in Index of Wills, no paper on file.] 

1814, Oct. 8. Personnett, George, of Caldwell Twsp., Essex Co., 
"being in my 90th year"; will of. Son, John, wearing apparel. Move- 
able estate in the house, to daughters, Jane Martin, Lidia Crane and 
the children of Mary Gould, dec'd; also $50 to each daughter, and $50 
to said children. Phebe Personett, $125 when 18. Calvin Martin, $15. 
Grandson, Joseph Personett, all right in the plantation where I now 
live, adjoining Joseph Gould, John Williams and Simon Crane, Dr. 
Cone and the Widow Riker, containing 48 acres; also 7 acres at 
Hortabarrak. Executors — son, John, William Corley, Capt Samuel 
Gould. Witnesses — Goline Doremus*, Joseph P. Gould. Stephen S. 
Gould. Proved July 15, 1816, when John P. and Samuel Gould signed 
as Executors. 

1816, Oct. 14. Inventory, $88.55; made by Joseph P. Gould, An- 
thony Gould. Sworn to May 21, 1818. File 11000 G. 

• Signed by mark. 

1815, Dec. 28. Peters, Robert, of Maurice River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $327.87; made by William Peterson, James Erickson. 
Includes a note of Manly Tomson. Sworn to by William Ereckson, 
Adm'r, Jan. 3, 1816. File 1794 F. 

1817, Sept. 20. Peterson, Abraham C. Int. Inventory, $122.66; made 
by Garret F. Haring, Cornelius D. Blauvelt. Sworn to by Robert 
Sickles, Adm'r, Sept. 24, 1817, before John A. Boyd, Surrogate of 
Bergen Co. File 3741 B. 

1814, Sept. 27. Peterson, Kzekiel. Int. Inventory [not totaled]; 
made by Joseph Reeve, Nathan Wright. Sworn to by Ann Peterson, 
James Peterson, Adm'rs, Mar. 4, 1815, before Daniel Garrison, Surro- 
gate of Salem Co. File 3129 Q. 



CALENDAR O^ WIIvIvS 1814-1817 33 1 

1816, June 17. Peterson, George*, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, V2 of residue of personal estate; $133.33. 
Daughter, Amy Armbruster, $266.66. Son, George, other % of per- 
sonal estate; also the plantation whereon I live, purchased of Aaron 
Biddle; 5 acres of marsh on the Delaware River purchased of Wil- 
liam Biddle; also my right in meadow that came to me by death of 
my brother, Erick Peterson (except 100 acres of home plantation ad- 
joining Lippincott line). Granddaughter, Hannah Chester, 1 acre of 
the upland plantation on which I formerly lived. Daughters, Rebecca, 
Mary, Sarah, and children of my daughter, Barbary Dolbow, to have 
rest of said plantation equally (my son George to have use thereof 
for 9 months following fny decease). Executors — wife, Martha*, son, 
George*. AVitnesses — Nathan Carter, William Strimple, Gideon 
Denny. Proved June 20, 1816. 

1816, June 21. Inventory, $1,035.03; made by Philip Curriden, 
Samuel Lippincott. File 3169 Q. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Feb. 8. Peterson, Jacob*; will of. All debts and legacies to 
be paid. Residue of estate and the management of my worldly con- 
cerns to my son, Peter Peterson. Five dollars to each of my children, 
James, Elizabeth (wife of William Peterson), Jacob, Joseph, and 
Abraham. Executor — son, Peter*. Witnesses — Samuel Lard, John 
Chambers, George Hurley. Proved Feb. 17, 1814, before S. M. Shute, 
Surrogate of Cumberland Co. 

1814, Feb. 15. Inventory, $179.75; made by John Chambers, Thomaa 
Fowler. File 1701 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1814, Apr. 29. Peterson, John, of Maurice River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Inventory, $335.32; made by William Peterson, William Tozar*. 
Accounts of John Wood, James Worth, Samuel Blizzard, John Linn. 
Sworn to by Jane Peterson*, Adm'x, May 16, 1814. File 1702 F. 

* Signed by mark. 

1816, Sept. 24. Peterson, Ruliff, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somerset 
Co. Int. Inventory, $2,012.75; made by George Ditmars, Cornelius 
Nevius. Includes receipts from Horris, and Ruliff Peterson for part 
of their portions. Sworn to by Jno. Rowland, Jacob R. Schenk, 
Adm'rs, Apr. 15, 1817. File 1722 R. 

1806, Feb. 25. Pette, Mary*, of South Brunswick Twsp., Middlesex 
Co., relict of David Pette; will of. Son, Moses, all estate, real and 
personal, that I am entitled to by will of my late husband; also all 
that dividend from estate of my father at the death of my mother. 
Executors — son, Moses and brother, John Buckerlew. Witnesses — 
George McDowell, Ann Caywood, Andrew McDowell. Proved Dec. 
17, 1814. 

1814, Jan. 14. Inventory, $757.96; made by John L. Dey, William 
Pette. Includes several notes, no names given. File 10497 L. 

* Signed by mark. 

1812, Jan. 14. Pettit, Jesse, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Anna, % share of residue of proceeds of sales of my whole 
estate, real and personal, after debts are paid. Rest to be at interest 
until youngest child is 15. Interest of % share to daughter, Anna, 



332 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

(now wife of Joab Hart), and not in any way to be subject to debts 
or control of her said husband. If she outlives him she may have 
any unused balance thereof, but in case she leaves issue, said chil- 
dren to have said sum. Residue of money at interest to be divided 
into 5 shares. One share to each of daug:hters, Elizabeth, Sarah, and 
Mary when 18, or married. The other % to son, Mahlon when 21. 
Executors — friend, Elijah Carman, Peter Howard, and Nathaniel Sax- 
ton, they to be guardians of children. Witnesses — Thomas Gordon, 
Samuel L. Southard, John T. Blackwell. Proved Apr. 21, 1815. 

1815, Apr. 25. Inventory, $141.12 1/>; made by Samuel Griggs, 
Cornelius Wyckoff. Includes shoemaker's tools, lasts, 3 seats, 
leathers, etc. File 2764 J. 

1815, Feb. 6. Phenix, John, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset Co. Int. 
Inventory, $605.25; made by Frederick Hummel, William Willet. 
Sworn to by Mary Phenix*, William Todd, Adm'rs, Feb. 6, 1815. 

File 1647 R. 

* Signed by mark. 

1817, July 21. Pbenix, Ralph, of Chester Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Deborah, 2 beds and bedding, horse, cow, and equal share of 
residue, all in lieu of dower. Grandson, Ralph (son of John Phenix, 
dec'd), $100, when 21; but if he dies before 21 leaving no issue, said 
sum to other children of his father. Grandson, Nickolas Todd (son 
of John Todd), $100 but if he die before 21, leaving no issue, said 
sum to his father, John Todd. Residue to wife, son, William and 
daughter, Maria (wife of Ebenezer Stevens). All estate, real and 
personal, to be sold. Executors — wife, Deborah, friend, William 
Arrosmith. Witnesses — Jacob Conine, Nickolas Arrosmith, Samuel 
Hodgson. Proved Sept. 29, 1817. 

1817,