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This surname is very aiieicnt. 

CKDSCV and is derived from two Eng- 
lish words. Cross and By (bury, 
burgh or borough, meaning the town of the 
cross. We find the name from the very begin- 
ning of the use of surnames in England. In 
1204 Ode de Crossehy was constable of Titch- 
all, Yorkshire, and as early as 1220 we find 
Snuon de Crosseby in Lancashire. The name 
Simon has continueil in freijuent use among his 
descendants to the present day, and he is un- 
doubtedly progenitor of the American family. 
"The coat-of-arms of the Crosbys is per chev- 
ron sable and argent three goats pass, counter- 

( I I Simon Crosby, immigrant ancestor of 
Henry Barrett Crosby, of Paterson. Xew Jer- 
sey, was born in England, in 1608. He was a 
husbandman. He embarked from London for 
Xew England in yiay. 1635, in the ship "Susan 
and Ellen," Edward Payne, master. He was 
twenty-six years of age, his wife, Ann, twenty- 
five, and their son, Thomas ( later Rev. Thomas ) , 
eight months old, Simon Crosby and family 
landed at P)OSton and settled at Cambridge, then 
known as Cambridge I-'arms, where he became 
a proprietor in November, 1635, was admit- 
ted a freeman March 3, 1636. antl November 7, 
of same year was elected a selectman and 
served as such again in 1638, which fact proved 
he w-as a man who possessed strong endow- 
ments of personal character. He had several 
grants of land in Cambridge, and is called a 
yeoman in the deeds. His house stood at the 
corner of Brattle street and lirattle s(|uare, and 
later became known as the P>rattle place, hav- 
ing passed into the hands of Rev. William 
Brattle. Simon Crosby died in 1639, at the 
early age of thirty. His widow, left with her 
three small children, married, in 1646, Rev. 
William Thompson, of Braintree, but was again 
left a widow a few years later, and died Octo- 
ber 8. 1675. Mr. Thompson was the first min- 
ister of the church at Braintree : he w-as a grad- 
uate of O.xford and a man of distinction. He 
prepared his son William, and his stepson 
Tiiomas Crosby for college, and they both enter- 
ed_ Harvard and graduated in the class of 1653. 
Ciiildren of Simon and .\nn Crosby: Thomas, 
born in England, 1634; Simon, born .Xugust, 
ir)37, both in Cambridge: and jose[>h, l^'ebru- 
ary, 1639. 


(II) Rev. Thomas Cro.sby. .son of Simon 
Crosby, was born in England, i')34, and was 
undoubtedly named after his grandfather, as 
was the custom in those days, or for his ma- 
ternal grandfather. When he graduated from 
Harvard in if)53, like most of the graduates he 
became a clergyman. He succeeded Rev. John 
Mayo, of Harwich, Massachusetts ( now Brain- 
tree), who was called to settle over the Second 
Church at Boston. This necessitated Rev. 
Thomas Crosby settling at Harwich, where he 
went in 1655. then unmarried. His salary was 
only five pounds per annum. His ministry 
terminated at Harwich and Eastham in 1670, 
for what cause is not stated. He was, however, 
in good repute throughout the colony. He was 
an e.xcellent religious teacher, of excellent char- 
acter, and after his pastorate ended took up a 
business career and became a successful man 
of affairs. He removed to Boston, where he 
died December, 1702. Nearly all Ijy the name 
of Crosby in Cape Cod are his descendants. 
His widow, Sarah, married (second) John 
.Miller, whose wife, Margaret Winslow, had 
died in Boston. Rev. Thomas Crosby married. 

about 1662, Sarah . Children, all born 

at Harwich, Massachusetts: i. Thomas, dea- 
con, born April 7, 1663: died 1731. 2. Simon, 
born July 3, 1665 : died January 19, 1718 : mar- 
ried, .August 27. 1691, Mary Xickerson, 3. 
Sarah, born March 24, 1667. 4. Joseph, men- 
tioned below. 5. John, born December 4. 1(170: 
died May 25. 1714. (>■ Thomas, twin with 
John, died I-'ebruary, 1(171. 7. William, l)orn 
March. 1673; married, .April 2f>. 1711, Mercy 
Hinckley. 8. Ebenezer, born March 2i^. i()75- 
9-10-1 1. Mercy, Increase and .Ann, tri])lets, born 
.April 15, 1(178. 12. Eleazer, born March 30. 

(HI) Joseph, son of Rev. Thomas Crosby 
(named for his uncle, Joseph Crosby), was 
born at Harwich, Massachusetts, January 27, 
1669: died at Yarmouth, Massachusetts, May 


After his marriage to MehitabU 

.Miller they removed t(j Yarmouth, where he 
bcLame a proprietor. In the summer of 1712 
he was among the many who were assigned 
lands, this being from a decision made Eebru- 
ary, 171 1, of the proprietors of the common 
lands agreeing that one-third of the undivided 
tracts be laid out to the undivided proprietors 



according tu their interests therein fur planting 
lots, and one-third nu)re for wootl lots. ( )t 
the whole number of three thousand one hun- 
dred and eighteen shares Joseph Crosby had 
twenty-six and a half, which was a inaxinuini. 
He became a ])lanter or yeoman. He was a 
member in full communion of the First Church 
there. He and his wife were buried in the First 
church burial-ground at Yarmouth. He married, 
February i6, 1692-Q3, Alehitable Miller, daugh- 
ter of John Aliller. Child, Theii])hilus. men- 
tioned below. 

( l\ ) Theophilus, son of Joseph Crosby, 
was born at Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Decem- 
ber 31, 1(193. Like his father, he became a 
planter, and followed fishing, as was the cus- 
tom in those days. He inherited much of his 
father's property and lands. In the fire before 
C)ctober, 1827, ninety-three volumes of Barn- 
stable county records of deeds were destroyed, 
only one volume being saved, and many of the 
deeds prior to 1700 were destroyed, making it 
difficult to trace the Crosby pro])erties in and 
arountl Yarmouth. In one reconl the writer 
finds Theophilus Crosby a cordwainer, but 
whether he followed this trade is not known. 
He married, February 14, 1722-23, Thankful 
Winslow, of Harwich, Massachusetts. Chil- 
dren: Simon, born 1724; William, 1726; Eben- 
ezer, 1728: Judah, 1730; Lsaac. 1731 ; Richard, 
1732; Mehitable, 1734: Sarah, 173(1: Miller, 
mentioned Lielow. 

(V) Miller, son of Theophilus Crosby, was 
born at Harwich, Massachusetts (llrewster), 
1738. He was named after his grandmother. 
Mehitable (Miller) Crosby. Fie was reared 
after Puritan ideas, gaining his education dur- 
ing the winter months, and like most of the 
Crosbys was during his earlier days engaged 
(luring the summer months in fishing or coast- 
wise trade, which he later followed. He gained 
a competency for those times, and at his death 
left his widow in comfortable circumstances. 
In 1793, when she was fifty-five years of age, 
shortly after the death of her husband, she im- 
migrated with her family to Drattleboro, \'er- 
mont, from the "Cajje." "She used to say it 
was to keep her boys from going to sea, as she 
lost her son Jose|)h by drowning at sea." She 
had every inducement to go to IJrattleboro, as 
her twin brother. Isaac Crosby, had been set- 
tled there for several years on a large farm and 
doing well. He purchased for his sister an ad- 
joining farm of forty acres (she had the money 
to pay for it ), where she and her family settled, 
the homesteads being not far apart. She was a 
most capable and energetic woman, able to take 

u|) the cares and burdens of the new home. 
Here she spent her life, and with the aid of her 
three sons, who lived at home during their 
early manhood days, made the place yiekl a 
handsome living. She was an active woman up 
to within a few years of her death ; she died of 
olii age while sitting in her chair, at the age of 
ninety-two. She followed the precepts of the 
Holy Word, and trained her children in the 
paths of righteousness, and it is said she was a 
tnember of the Brattleboro church. Miller 
Crosby married. I7(x), Rebecca Crosby, born 
1744, died November 9, 1836, daughter of Ele- 
azer Jr. and Lydia (Crosby), the former of 
whom was a grandson of Rev. Thomas Cros- 
by. Children: i. Tabitha, born January 14, 
1771 ; married Edward Ripley : moved to Deer- 
field, Massachusetts, where she died. 2. Joseph, 
born October 12, 1772; lost at sea. 3. Rebecca, 
bi.rn May 30, 1775: married her cousin, Isaac 
: lived at Durmston, Vermont. 4. Wat- 
son, born November 7, 1776; mentioned below. 
5, Keziah, born April 13, 1779; marrietl Rich- 
ard (Jrosby, her cousin ; moving to Derby, Can- 
ada : she was noted as a singer. 6. Isaac, born 
March 22. 1781 ; married Lucy Barrett; moved 
to Jamestown, New York. 7. Elkanah, born 
April 15. 1785; died September 17, 1831 : mar- 
ried, 1807. F'lavia Harris; moved to Catskill, 
New York: children: Emery, born July 15, 
1808: William Harris February 5, 181O; Suel, 
July 22, 1812; Anna, June 25, 1815 ; Alary, July 
17. 1818; Ann Eliza, May 14, 1821 ; Elizabeth, 
A]iril 30, 1824; Roswell, August 30, 1827. 

(\1) Watson, son of Miller Crosb}', was 
bnrn at Harwich, Massachusetts. November 7, 
177(1; died at Brattleboro, Vermont. At the 
age of seventeen years he accompanied his 
widowed mother and brothers and sisters to 
Ihattleboro. \'ermont. where they settletl, clear- 
ing the land. Watson, being the eldest son. 
much of the responsibility of the settling of 
the pioneer hcinie devolved on him. With the 
assistance of his most capable and energetic 
mother the new home was established, land 
cleared and crops planted. Here in this \'er- 
mont town he spent his life. In early man- 
hood he learned the trade of shoemaker which, 
WMtli farming, he followed the greater part of 
his life. At the death of his mother in 183(1 
the farm came to Watson. CJwing to his hav- 
ing endorsed a note for a neighbor and which 
when due he had to assume, he lost his entire 
projierty, and removed to the village of West 
P.rattleboro, where he settled with his family 
on a small farm in the near neighborhood of 
the grandparents of President Rutherford B. 

STATE OF NEW ll''.KSI-:v. 

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Hayes, having purchased the fanii from sav- 
ings laid by. Here he thrived and prospered, 
raised a large family, pursued farming on a 
small scale, and followed his trade of shoe- 
maker. I le died here at the advanced age of 
eighty-three years. He was the soul of honor 
in all his transactions, and was known for his 
wit and as a joker. While of medium build 
he was much of an athlete, and it is said to the 
age of seventy years could jump over the back 
of an ordinary chair. He and his wife. Desiah. 
were consistent and faithful members of the 
Brattleboro Congregational Church. He was 
an old line \\ big and influential in his com- 
munity. He married, at Hawley, Massachu- 
setts, November 28. 1804, Desiah Bangs, born 
at Hawley, December 9. 1785. daughter of 
Deacon Joseph Bangs. Children: i. Olive, 
born August 29. 1805 : died July 10, 1892 ; mar- 
ried, February 6, 1830, John Stearns Robinson, 
born March i, 1804, died Xovember 23. i860: 
children: i. John Stearns, born October 5. 
1831. died January 17, 1834: ii. .^nn Frances, 
born Xovember 5, 1834, died July 8. i8ijo, 
married, Se])tember 15, 1858, James Hervey 
Gridley : iii. Charles Edwin, born Xovember 
23, 1836, died Xovember 27, 1883, married. 
September, 1868, Elizabeth ( Francisco ) Rogers 
(widow), children: a. \\'illiam, born Septem- 
ber, 1869, died January 12, 1896. b. Frances 
O., February 14, 1871, married, June 2(k 1895. 
William Rufus Kennedy, and has one child. 
Frances Gridley Kennedy, born Xovember 16. 
1897, c. Harry, January 17, 183 1 ; iv. Abigail 
Olive, born August 31, 1839. died September 
23, 1841 : V. Mary Olivia, born May 25, 1842, 
died March 10. 1845 • ^''- Elizabeth Perry, born 
March 11, 1845, died June 26. 1851. 2. Ruth 
Hall, born May 10, 1807; died May 30, 1885: 
married, January 21, 1830, Charles Russell 
Miller, born March 14, 1807, died .\ugust 4. 
1866; children: i. Charles Crosby, born Jime 
23, 1831. married, March 23, 1859. Margaret 
Ann Trimble, children : a. Clara Eliza, born 
Xovember 20, i8r)0, b. .\da Ruth. June 7. 1862, 
c. Lizzie .S])ayth, August 30. 1867, d. Florence 
Trimble, May 13. 1871. e. Margaret Ann, I-'eb- 
ruary 6, 1873, f. Charles Russell Jr.. October 
3. 1874; ii^ Rebecca, born Xovember 8, 1833. 
died April 12, 1845: iii. Sarah Bangs, born 
April I, 1837, married, I'ebruary 1 [, 1863, Jo- 
siah E. ^^orehouse, children: a. Julia Miller, 
born .April 12, 1864, died July 16, 1864, b, 
Alice Ruth. .August 19, 1866, died March 29. 
1867. c. Laura Crosby, June 2, 1869. died De- 
cember 20. 1871 ; iv. Julia Hayes, born .Sep- 
tember 23. 1839, married, January 2. i860. 

Oscar W. \ allette, children: a. Jennie Maria, 
born December 24, 1865, b. Sarah Miller, Oc- 
tober 4, i8f)7. c. James, March 9. 1877. 3. 
.Miranda, born .Vjiril 11, iScxj; died March 9, 
1845. 4. .Abigail Cobb, born .April 16, 181 1; 
died .March 24. 1897; niarried. .Xovember 5, 
1837, Dr. .Arms Dickerman I'ulnam, born Jan- 
uary II, 1816; children: i. Julius Kidder, born 
.August 19, 1 840, died February 17. 1845 ; ii. I ler- 
bcrt Dickerman, born December 21, 1843, *1''^<1 
.March 25, 1864: iii.])h IJangs Crosby, 
born December 28, 1846. died March 24, 1879. 
5. Joseph Bangs, born .Ajn-il 13. 1813: died 
October i, 1865; married, January 31-, 1845, 
.Alniira S. Robinson. (). Ilenr)- Barrett, born 
.April 13, 181 5 ; mentioned below. 7. Jeremiah 
Mayo, born February 8. 1817; f'i^^l ^I<''.v I'J. 
1865: moved from Brattleboro, Vermont, to 
Xorwalk, Oliio ; engaged in hartlware business ; 
married, September 15, 1840. Laura .Ann Hol- 
land, born Alay 27, 1819; children: i. Henry 
Watson, born .August 26. 1841 'died in L'nion 
army. .May 28. 1854. was killed at the battle of 
Resaca. Georgia: ii. Howard H.. born .ALarch 
21, 1846, died .August 7. 1846: iii. Laura Mi- 
randa, born Alarch 19, 1848, died September 
15, 1887, married, June 25, 1879, Walter E. 
Terhune, children : a. Maria C, born Mav 
30, 1880, died October i, 1880, b. Louise C, 
born Alay 10, 1883: iv. Charles Mayo, born 
Aiarch 5, 1851 ; v. .Abby I'rances, born July 4, 
1853. married. October 13, 1880. William J. 
Walding. children : a. Florence, born Se])tem- 
ber 12, 1881, b. (lenevieve. born October 19, 
1886: vi. F"rederick Bangs, born January 28, 
1858. at Xorwalk, Ohio, attended Xorwalk 
iniblic school until twelve years of age. then 
moved to Toledo, ( )hio, and attended school 
there, finishing in the grammar grade, after 
which he attended Eastman's Business Col- 
lege. PYnighkeepsie. Xew York, he then work- 
ed in a drug store, afterwards was traveling 
salesman for a wholesale hardware concern in 
Toledo for ten years, and since then has travel- 
ed for the Toledo Metal Wheel Company, 
makers of children's vehicles, serving as secre- 
tary of this concern, niarried, at .Xiles, Michi- 
gan, .April 30, 1895, .Angeline llolley, born in 
.Xiles. .Se])tember 21, 1863, daughter of Joseph 
Sweetman and Harriet (Holley) Bacon, the 
former a lawyer, children: Laura Holley, 
born May 5, 1899, Frederick Bacon, born .April 
8. 1903. 8. Charles Howard, born March 28, 
1819: married, Xovember 8, 1849. Mary L.TLart : 
child. Ida .Aline, born October 6. 1853. married 
(first) George Warren Allen. January 12. 1873. 
children: Warren Crosbv .Allen, born Julv 21, 



1877; .Maud Pauline, born March 29, 1881, Ida 
Aline married (second) Lowell Goodwin, De- 
cember 24, 1897. 9. Frances Hayes, born I'eb- 
ruary 5, 1824: died September 12, 1864: mar- 
ried, April 2',, 1854, Stanf(jrd Russell Clark. 
10. Daughter, born February 20, 1826; died 
February 23, 1826. 

(VII ) Henry r.arrett, son of Watson Cros- 
by, was Ijurn at Brattleboro, X'ermont, .Xpril 
13, 1815. His early years were spent on the 
paternal farm at Brattleboro, gaining a meagre 
education. At the age of ten years he began 
to earn his living by working for a neighboring 
farmer-. Deacon Russell Hayes, grandfather of 
President Rutherford B. Hayes. When he 
was twelve years old the family removed to 
Springfield, Massachusetts, and he obtained 
employment in a cotton factory at Chicopee 
Falls, where he remained two years. He then 
entered the establishment of Ames Bros, at 
Springfield, with the intention of learning the 
paper making trade, but owing to the introduc- 
tion of machinery was soon thrown <iut of 
work. This caused him to return temporarily 
to farming. He went to W'oonsocket Falls. 
Rhode Island, and served a six months a]ipren- 
ticeship in a machine shop, subsequently being 
employed for eight months by a loom manu- 
facturer in the same village. His next em- 
ployment was as a workman on flyers for 
spinning frames in a machine shop at Chicopee 
Falls, where he remained a year. In June, 
1834, he revisited his home at P.rattleboro. 
whither the family had returned. Having de- 
voted his entire boyhood to self-sup]iorting 
labor, naturally he had not enjoyed much op- 
portunity for learning. He now entered the 
Brattleboro Academy, but the necessity of earn- 
ing his living did not admit of any prolonged 
contiiuiance there. At the end of six months 
he set forth to again engage in remmierativc 
<-mi)Ioyment. Before leaving home he made 
an agreement w^ith his father to |iay him two 
hundred and t\vent\- dollars for the unexiiired 
term of his minority, giving his note for that 
amount, and this obligation he discharged with 
interest in due time. C)btaining work at Ware, 
Massachusetts, in the machine shops of the 
Hani])shire Manufacturing Company, he be- 
came one of the contractors for the construction 
of flyers for that company's new cotton mill. 
In 1836 lie made a trip to Central New York, 
of which the principal incident was a danger- 
ous illness that left him almost stripped of 
financial resources. .After his recoverv he was 
in charge of the cnnstruction of machinerv at 

Poughkeepsie, New York, initil the panic of 

Through the influence of George Lawton, 
under whom he had worked in the machine 
shoj) at Ware, Mr. Crosby was induced to come 
to Paterson, New Jersey, and apply for em- 
plcjyment to Samuel Colt, who at that time was 
embarking in the manufacture of revolving 
guns and pistols under his celebrated patent. 
He arrived in Paterson, April 23. 1837, and on 
the 26th of that month began work for Mr. 
Colt in the old gun mill. In this connection 
he took the contract of making certain portions 
of the lock work for guns. But though the 
enter])rise looked bright at the start, he was 
(lonnied to ilisap])ointnient and (_ince more he 
was obliged to look for a field for his unre- 
warded energies. Flis only compensation from 
the Colt Company was a number of guns, 
which he finally sold, and with the proceeds 
engaged in the grocery trade, and in May, 
1843, opened his store on Main street. From 
the first he rigidly excluded lii|Uors from his 
merchandise. He enjoyed substantial success 
and rapidly advanced to a position of recog- 
nized prominence in the mercantile community 
of Paterson. At the end of two years his in- 
creasing trade obliged him to remove to more 
cnmnio(lious quarters, and in 1855 he opened 
his fine store on Main street. From that time 
until his retirement from active life, a period 
of more than thirty years. Mr. Crosby's estab- 
lishment transacted a volume of business not 
equalled by that of any other mercantile con- 
cern in Paterson or Passaic counties, and was 
alsci known as one of the foremost of its kind 
in the state of New Jersey. In 1867 he ad- 
mitted his son, J. Henry Crosby, into partner- 
ship, untler the firm name of H. B. Cro.sby & 
Son. He withdrew from the active manage- 
ment. .\pril 2, 1888, when the firm of Crosby, 
.■\ckernian & Van Gieson was organized. 

Mr. Crosby is the father of the splendid 
system of public parks in Paterson, resulting 
from his individual eft'orts, and he has a rec- 
ord of long and honorable service as president 
of the board of park commissioners. He was 
also one of the founders of the lieautiful Cedar 
Pawn cemetery, and since 1876 has been presi- 
<knt <jf the Cemetery Association. He has 
lieen conspicuously connected for many years 
with the First National Bank and the Pater- 
son Savings Institution, of which he was vice- 
president for a number of years, and was one 
of the principal organizers of the Paterson 
Board of Trade. He was also a member of the 
I'roduce Exchange of New York City and 



Chamber of Commerce of New N'ork. ^Ir. 
Crosby took a leading part in the organization 
of the First liaptist Church, of which he has 
been a member since its dedication over forty 
years ago. In his pohtical affiUations he has 
always been a staunch Republican. He was 
one of the delegates from New Jersey to the 
famous Chicago convention which nominated 
Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. 

He married (first) at Paterson, hebruary 
27, 1840, Pauline Fairfield Hathorn, born at 
Smithville, New Jersey, September 3. i82i,died 
at Paterson, New Jersey, January 23, 1872, 
daughter of Thomas W. and .\nna ( Hinch- 
man ) Hathorn, also granddaughter of General 
John Hathorn. of Washington's staft', also 
member of second and fourth congresses. Chil- 
dren : I. Josephine Amelia, born January 8, 
1842: died December 31, 1896; married, June 
14, 1865, Samuel Coit Alorgan Allen ; children: 
i. Pauline Crosby, born August 14, 1866, mar- 
ried. October 10, 1888, Alexantler Murray, 
and had .Mexander, born July 13, 1889, class 
of 1912, Yale; ii. Maud Josephine, born April 
22, 1870; iii. Henry Crosby, born March 13. 
1872 (see Allen sketch) : iv. Samuel Morgan. 
born October 5. 1874. married, April. 1899. 
Catherine Orr, and had Samuel Coit Morgan 
and Margaret Brewster ; he is engaged at min- 
ing in San Juan district. Colorado; v. Elisha 
]\Iorgan. deceased. 2. John Henry, born Sep- 
tember 23, 1844; see following sketch. 3. 
Aimie Louise, born July 14, 1847 ; married. 
February 9, 1870, Isaac Newton Jr.. born 
Geneva. Switzerland. October 17. 1847; chil- 
dren; i. Josephine Crosby, born September 28. 
1871 ; ii. George Hewett. born June 24. 1873; 
iii. Walter Russell, burn .Vjiril 2, 1875; '^'■ 
Henry Crosby, born June 29. 1877; v. Sannu-l 
Allen, born May 19. 1882. died May 20. 18X2. 
4. Isabella Stewart, born July 4. 185 1 ; died 
April 2, 1887. Pauline Fairfield (liathorn) 
Crosby died January 23, 1872. He married 
(second) at Pri'lgejjort. Connecticut. Decem- 
ber 6. 1875, Harriet Eliza Rogers, born Janu- 
ary 8, 1839. daughter of Xoah and Catherine 
Rebecca (Clark) Rogers, of Cornwall. Con- 
necticut. Noah Rogers was a farmer and a 
public-spirited citizen. Harriet Fliza (Rogers) 
Crosby was a descendant of the Rev. John 
Rogers and other Puritan ancestors on her 
father's side and from prominent Huguenot 
stock on her mother's side. Children of sec- 
ond marriage; 5. Henry I'arrett Jr.. born 
September 8. 1876; an architect at Pater- 
son. New Jersey; married. August iS. i<)04. 
Mabel Marion, Ixirii July 10, 1880. daughter 

of Charles and Marion (Kemp) iJarniorc. 6. 
I'lorence Lyon, born January 17, 1879. 

(VIll) John Henry Crosby, eldest son of 
Henry liarrett and Pauline l-'airfield ( Hathorn ) 
Crosby, was born at Paterson, New Jersey, 
September 23. 1844. When a young boy he 
first attended the jirivate school kcjjt by Polly 
lIoi)kins on IJroadway, near the present P.ap- 
tist church, and later Elizabeth Cox's school 
nearby, sup])lemented by a sliort course in 
Master Hopper's school on Park street. His 
first public school was the old red school in 
Hamilton a\enue, then Division street, going 
from there to what was the east ward higli 
school, which was destroyed by the recent big 
fire. At the age of sixteen years he began the 
study of bookkeeping with \\'illiam I'N'ans for 
a year. subsec|uently entering the grammar 
school of the New York L'niversity, where he 
remained one year ; later he was two years in 
the preparatory school of Russell's Military 
Academy at New Haven. Deciding on a mer- 
cantile life he returned to I\aterson and enter- 
ed his father's employ as clerk and bookkeeper, 
remaining in this position until 1867. when he 
was admitted a partner under the firm name 
of H. B. Cro.sby & Son. It was a large, pros- 
perous wholesale grocery business. ])atronized 
by the first families of Pater.son. .\\)v'\\ 2. 
1 888. the senic)r member withdrew from the 
firm, and a new firm of Crosby, Ackerman & 
\ an Gieson was founded. In 1893 Mr. Cros- 
by disposed of his interests to the new firm and 
retired from active business. Mr. Crosby be- 
came bookkeeper for the Passaic Ice Company, 
severing his connection with that firm on Jan- 
uary I, 1900. He is now engaged in S])ecial 
accounting work, as an expert, for many of 
the firms of Paterson and nearby towns. In 
1870 Mr. Crosby purchased his present resi- 
dence on l'>roadway. He and his family attend 
the Protestant F.piscopal Church of the Holy 
Communion, of Paterson. of which his family 
are all members. In political preferment Mr. 
Cro.sby is a Republican of the staunch type. 
He is a member of the New York Produce 
Exchange. He was for many years a member 
of Eagle Hook and Ladder Company. No. i. 
Paterson Fire Department, then know'u as the 
"kid glove" company. Fraternall\' Mr. Crosby 
has been prominent in the Masonic order. He 
was made a member of Jopy)a Lodge. No. 29. 
I'ree and .Accepted Masons. November i. 1871 ; 
was exalted in Cataract Chapter. No. 10, Royal 
.\rch Masons, at Paterson ; was a charter mem- 
ber of Adelphi Chapter. No. 33. and served 
that body as excellent king; secured his Cryptic 



degrees in Terry Council, Xo. 6, Royal and 
Select Master^: joined St. Umer Comniandery, 
Xo. 13, Knights Templar, where he served as 
warder ; this body is now known as Melita 
C oniniandery. No. 13, Knights Teniplar ; he 
received his Scottish Rite degrees in Adoniram 
Lodge, Paterson, and thirty-second degrees in 
Jersey City Consistory, Jersey City; received 
his shrine degrees in AJecca Temple of New 
\ork City in 1884. lie became a member of 
New York Lodge, Xo. 1, jjenevolent and Pro- 
tective Urder of Elks, in 1878. He was made 
a member i_if l-'abaola Lodge, No. 57, Knights 
of P_\thias. In December, 1879, he was a 
charter member of Lafayette Council, No. 545, 
and gave the name to the lodge. 

He married, September 5, 1866, Mary Har- 
riet, born March 24, 1846, daughter of Joseph 
Tucker and Electa Alontella (Vanderhoven ) 
Crowell. Children: i. Henry Crovvell, born 
July 26, 1867. 2. Lillian. September 25, 1869. 
3. Joseph -Addison, June 4, 1874. 

The .\brams family of New 
ABRAAIS Jersey, or as the name was orig- 
inally spelled, Abrahams, comes 
from good old English stock, of county North- 
ampton, England, where the original emigrant 
ancestor was born, and from whence he came 
to this country with his wife, Janet, about 
1750. He died September 13, 1765, aged si.xty- 
nine years six months eighteen days, and his 
wife died April 3. 1747, aged forty-three years. 
Of their children, a daughter, Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Enoch D. Thomas, and died in 1762, and 
their son, Charles, died in 1760, aged about 
forty years. 

It is unfortunate that the jmucity of records 
as yet brought to light are insufficient to enable 
us to trace with exactness all of the descend- 
ants of James Abrams, especially as more than 
one member of bis family rose to distinction 
ill the early days and later. There seems to be, 
however, little doubt but that he is the ancestc >r 
of the line at present under consideration, and 
whose earliest known ancestor, Cornelius, is 
referred to below. 

( I ) Cornelius .Kbrams. whose father, it is 
said, served with distinction in the revolution- 
ary war, was himself a soldier in the Mexican 
and civil wars, in both of which he served with 
distinction. For the greater part of his life 
he was one of the largest breeders of blooded 
and race horses in the state of Xew Jersey. 
He married Louisa, daughter of Dr. Hend- 
ricks, of Xew Jersey; children: Jacob; Cor- 

nelius ; Julia ; Alice ; Matilda ; John W., now 
living at Trenton. 

(H) Jacob, son of Cornelius and Louisa 
( I:lendricks ) Abrams, w^as born at Freehold, 
Monmouth county. New Jersey, January 24, 
1824, and died there, February 4, 1903. For 
thirty-three years he was the hotel proprietor 
at Red Lion. He was a Republican, and for 
many years was one of the board of chosen 
freehoklers in Millstone township. He mar- 
ried (first) Achsah R., daughter of Robert 
and Alay ( Mandy) James, of Monmouth coun- 
t}', a descendant of one of the oldest families 
in that portion of the state, whose emigrant 
ancestor, William James, son of Thomas, was 
called "loving friend and brother" by Roger 
Williams. He was one of the original pur- 
chasers of the Monmouth lands from the In- 
dians, and in December, 1667, .sold his share to 
William Reape. He lived and died in Ports- 
mouth, Rhode Island, and his son, Richard, 
the first of the name to settle in Monmouth 
county, is recorded there in 1690 as witness to 
a deed. His grandson, Robert, was great- 
grandfather of Achsah R. (James) Abrams. 
who was educated at the Freehold Seminary 
and buried at Riverside, New Jersey. Chil- 
dren of Jacob and .\chsah R. (James) Abrams: 
Albert, died in infancy: Mary A., married 
Richard Lippincott ; Douglass T., who con- 
ducts the hotel at Retl Lion, formerly owned 
by his father; lieorge R., referred to below. 
Jacob Abrams married (second) Jane Burke, 
who bore him one child, Elmer. 

( HI ) George R., child of Jacob and Achsah 
R. (James) .'\brams, was born in Freehold, 
New Jersey, January 2, 1864. He was edu- 
cated in the select scliO(_>l of John G. Herbert, 
at \'iiicentown, Burlington county, and as a 
young man engaged in the poultry and pro- 
duce business, in which he has been success- 
fully engaged ever since. Beginning on a small 
scale he has added to his farm land until now 
he possesses one of the finest and most pro- 
ductive farms in the county. He is a director 
in the Safe Deposit and Trust Company at 
Mount Holly, and a vestryman of the Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church in Mncentown. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican, and for a numlier of 
years he has been the representative of South- 
ampton township on the board of education. 
He is a member of Central Lodge, No. 44, F. 
rnd A. M., of \'incent()wn, of wdiich he is a 
past master; a member of Lodge No. 848, 
Elks, of Mount Holly, and of the Junior C)rder 
of American Mechanics. .September 24, iSgo, 

STATE OF .\"1':\\ ll-.RSFA' 


George Robbins Abraiiis iiiariied Martha T.. 
daughter of Alfred J. Reynolds, of Alount 
Holly. Children : Cordelia Reynolds, born 
June 28, 1892; Achsali Rue, January i, 1897. 

The paternal ancestors of the 

CHANCE subject of this sketch were 
among the early English settlers 
in Xew Castle county, on the Delaware, now 
the state of Delaware, near the line of Penn- 
sylvania, of which province the the three coun- 
ties now composing the state of Delaware were 
territories during the colonial period. 

(1 ) Captain John Chance, grandfather of 
the subject of this sketch, was a son of Spen- 
cer Chance, of near Marcus Hook. He went 
to sea in early life, and becoming captain of 
a merchant vessel trading between Philadel- 
phia and the West Indies and foreign ]3orts, 
followed the sea the greater part of his life, 
making his home in the city of Philadelphia. 
He married Mary Morgan, of a prominent 
Xew Castle family, for whom the town of 
Morgans, on the line of Pennsylvania, is named, 
and they had three sons, John, Jeremiah and 
Robert Chambers Chance, all of whom are 

( H ) Robert Chambers, son of Captain John 
and Mary (Morgan) Chance, was born in 
I'hilaclelphia, February 25, 1821, and when a 
child was taken by his parents to Cumberland 
county, Xew Jersey, where he was reared and 
educated. .-Xs a young man he taught school 
for a time in Leesburg, Cumberland county, 
Xew Jersey, and also spent a few years as a 
clerk in a mercantile establishment. In 1847 he 
engaged in the wholesale spice business, and in 
connection therewith soon after engaged in the 
manufacture of ketchup, being the first to en- 
gage in the wholesale manufacture of tomato 
ketchup in this country. To this he later add- 
ed the preparation of pickles, and dropping 
the spice business devoted his whole ^energy 
and capital to the ketchup and pickle business, 
building up a large business in which his sons 
joined him as they arrived at mature years, 
and since his death have continued to con<luct 
under the firm name of R. C. Chance's Sons, 
with factory at Delanco, and later removed to 
Mount Holly, Xew Jersey; also factory, ware- 
rooms and offices in Philadelphia. 

Robert Chambers Chance died in Philadel- 
phia in 1892. He married Elizabeth Corson, 
born in Philadelphia, in 1825, died there, 1903, 
daughter of Jose])h and Rebecca f Williams) 
Cor.son, of a family long prominent in Phila- 

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ilelphia and adjoining counties. They had ten 
children, three of whom died in infancy. Tiie 
ih.ree eldest sons, Robert Chambers Chance Jr., 
.\lbert and W'ilmer Chance, became associated 
with their father in the pickle business, and 
now comjiose the firm of R. C. Chance's Sons. 
G. Carow Chance, now deceased, was a dentist 
in Philadelphia, and lUirton K. Chance, M. D., 
the youngest son, is a iiractising jjhysician in 
that city. The surviving daughters are Eliza- 
beth G., and Emily E., married Dr. Claud 

fill) W'ilmer Chance, third surviving scm 
of Robert C. and Elizabeth (Corson) Chance, 
was born in Philadelphia, in i860, and was 
educated in the schools of that city, .\fter his 
graduation at Pierce's Business College he 
entered into business with his father, and has 
since been actively engaged in the manufacture 
of |)ickles, ketchup, mustard, and importers and 
packers of olives, as a member of the firm of 
R. C. Chance's Sons, having principal charge 
of the manufacturing business. J'roin 1885 
until 1891 the principal factory was located at 
Delanco, Xew Jersey, but in the latter year the 
firm erected at Mount Holly a factory and 
warerooms with an aggregate floor space of 
nearly twenty-five thousand square feet, and 
since that time the manufacturing part of the 
business has been located there, under the 
supervision of \\"ilmer Chance, who has since 
made his home in Mount Holly, of which town 
he is one of the most active, enterjjrising and 
public-sj)irited business men. In politics he is 
a Republican. He married, Xovember 5, 1885, 
Ida Eleanor Eames, born in Philadelphia, a 
daughter of Sebert Lafayette and Hannah .Ann 
(Thompson) Eames, the latter born in Phila- 
delphia. Mr. Eames came to Philadelphia 
from Sagus, Massachusetts. Mrs. Chance is a 
descendant in the eighth generation of Thomas 
Flames, who was born in England in 1618. and 
was one of the early Puritan settlers in Massa- 
chusetts. He married (first) in England, Mar- 

f:aret : (second), after his emigration, 

Mary Plandford. and had children: Joh.n, 
Mary, Thomas, Samuel. Margaret. Xathaniel, 
Margaret. Sarah and l.ydia. His descendants 
have been prominently identified with public 
affairs for over two centuries, many of them 
filling high and honorable positions in prov- 
incial, state and national affairs. 

(The Karnes Line). 

(T) John Eames, son of Thomas atul Mar- 
garet, born in 1642, died 1727, married (first) 



Alary Adams, ( second ) Elizabeth Eames, and 
had three sons and seven daughters. 

(II) John Eames (2), born in 1O87, mar- 
ried in 1712, Joanna Buckingliam, and had 
children: Elizabeth, Robert, John, Joanna, 
Thomas, William, .\aron, Priscilla, Benjamin, 
Abigail, and another Priscilla. 

(III) .\aron. son of John (2) and Joanna 
(Buckingham) Eames, was born in 1724, and 
by his wife, .\nn, had children : Robert, Aaron, 
Thomas and Adams Eames. 

(IV) Robert, eldest son of Aaron and x-\nn 
Eames, was born in Rutherford, Massachu- 
setts, in 1749, graduated at Harvard University, 
and located at Sagus, Massachusetts, where he 
was engaged in the manufacturing business. 
He was the inventor of a machine. The fam- 
ily was possessed of considerable inventive 
genius and patented several useful inventions. 
Nathan Eames, a nephew of Robert, invented 
the first platform elevator used in America. 

(V) Robert (2), son of Robert ( i ) Eames, 
was born in Sagus, Massachusetts, February 
14, 1776. He mai-ried, October 3, 1812, Mar- 
tha Hall, born March 17, 1783, died March 
4, 1824, daughter of Moses Hall, born 1750, 
and his wife, Martha Spencer, born 1753, died 
1792; granddaughter of John Hall, born 1720; 
great-grantldaughter of John Hall, of Concord, 
Massachusetts ( 1(190-1746), and his wife, Eliz- 
abeth Walker ; great-great-granddaughter of 
John Hall, born in Medford, Massachusetts, 
December 12, 1667, died 1720, and his wife, 
Jane, born 1667, died December 12, 1712; and 
great-great-great-granddaughter of John Hall, 
born in England, 1637, died in Medford, Massa- 
chusetts, October 18, 1701. Robert and Mar- 
tha (Hall) Eames had nine children, the young- 
est of whom, Sebert Lafayette Eames, was 
father of Mrs. Wilmer Chance. He was born 
in Sagus, Massachusetts, 1821, and married 
Hannah Ann Thompson, born in Philadelphia. 
Pennsylvania, February 2, 1824, died in Phila- 
delphia, in 1890. 

Wilmer and Ida Eleanor (Eames) Chance 
have three children. Their eldest son, Wilmer 
Russell Chance, born in Delanco, New Jersey, 
received his early education at the schools of 
Mount Holly, and is now a student at the Ran- 
dolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, Virginia. 
The second son, Robert Chambers Chance ( 3d) , 
born at Mount Holly, January 3, 1892, attend- 
ed the public schools of his native town and 
the Brainerd School and is now a student at 
Wennonah (New Jersey) Military Academy. 
The yoimgest son, Albert Chance, was born at 
Mount Holly, .\ugust 12, 1902. 

Michael Newbould, as he spelt 
NEWBOLD his name, the founder of the 

Newbold family in America, 
was born in the parish of Handsworth, York, 
England, July i, 1623, and died in Burlington 
county, New Jersey, in 1692. Of his circum- 
stances we know little more than that at the 
tmie of his death there was owing to him a 
considerable sum of money which he had been 
unable to collect, and that he was probably not 
a Ouaker, as all of his children were baptized 
in the parish church, the eldest at Handsworth, 
several of the other at Eckington, and the two 
youngest at Sheffield Park Gate, he having 
removed to the last named place in 1664, where 
he held the Park Lane farm as a tenant of the 
carl of Shaftsbury. On January 28, 1677-8, 
he bought from the proprietors of West Jer- 
sey, one-eighth of three-ninetieths of a share 
of the province, and between that date and 
-September 13, 1 68 1, he came over with his 
wife and nine of his eleven children. His son, 
John, had previously come over in the ship 
"Shield," in 1678, the time of his father's orig- 
inal purchase, but he evidently returned to 
England, as at the date of Michael Newbold's 
will both he and his brother, Samuel, were 
there. September 13, 1681, Michael Newbold. 
then in Burlington, had surveyed for him 
about four hundred acres, seven miles to the 
southeast of that town, a mile from the pres- 
ent village of Columbus, and two and a half 
miles from Jobstown. In 1685 he took up an- 
other tract of four hundred and fifty acres at 
Oneonickon, wdiich is now bisected by the road 
running from Mount Holly to Freehold. This 
latter property he bequeathed to one of his 
sons, and it has continued in the uninterrupted 
ownership and occupancy of the Newbold fam- 
ily for over two centuries. Michael Newbold's 
life in the new world was essentially that of a 
yeoman or gentleman farmer. He evinced no 
special concern in the political happenings of 
his time, and little inclination for the holding 
of public office. This was probably owing to 
the fact that he was no longer a young man 
when he emigrated. He was, however, elected 
overseer of highways for the township of 
Mansfield, June 5, 1690. When he died about 
two years later, his estate was valued at i~'/2 
14s. 3d., an unusual degree of wealth for that 
period. The maiden name of his wife, Ann, is 
unknown. Children: i, .Ann, married James 
Nutt. 2. Alice, married Eliakim Higgins. 3. 
Samuel. 4. John. 5. Lettice, married John 
Woolston. 6. Mary, married Jodia, or Jedia, 
Higgins. 7. Margaret, married Daniel Wills 



(see W'ills). 8. Joshua, died in 1708, or 1709: 

married Hannah . 9. Mich.ael. referred 

to below. 10. James, died in 1697: married 
EHzabeth I'owcll. 11. Thomas, died about 
1696 ; probably unmarried. 

(II) Michael (J). son of Michael (i) and 
Ann Xewbold, was born in county York, Eng- 
land, and baptized at Eckington. October t,. 
1667. He died in Burlington county, Xew 
Jersey. December i, 1721. When his father 
died he became possessed of the Oneonickon 
property, which has remained in the hands of 
his descendants ever since. For a number of 
years after coming of age he served on the 
traverse jury, and August 8, 1698. took his 
place on the bench as one of the justices for 
Burlington county. March 14, 1721, the at- 
torney-general of West Jersey declined to con- 
firm his election as constable for the township 
of Springfield, on the ground that he was "one 
of his Majestye's Justices of the peace of this 
court and also one of the officers of the militia." 
His last api)earance on the bench was June 13. 
1 72 1. January i, 1697, he was elected town- 
ship clerk, and he appears at one time to have 
been township assessor. He became an exten- 
sive landholder in various sections of the prov- 
ince, and at the time of his death was not only 
one of the most influential men of his day in 
Burlington county, but was also one of the 
largest landed proprietors in New Jersey. Like 
his father and brothers, he was a member of 
the Church of England, and one of the organ- 
izers of St. Ann's, afterwards St. Mary's 
Church; Burlington. He married, February 
24, 1697. Rachel, daughter of John and Ann 
Clea_\ton, of Shrewsbury. Monmouth county. 
Xew Jersey, who was born June 16, 1677. and 
died shortly after April 17, 1712. Children: 

1. Ann, born February 19, 1698-9; died Xo- 
vember 20, 1729; married \\'illiam Biddle. 

2. Sarah, born September 29, 1700; married 
Thomas Boude. 3. Thomas, referretl to below. 
4. Margaret, born July 9, 1704; married James 
Bowne ; her daughter, Rachel Bowne, was 
grandmother of Hon. Carrett Dorset Wall, and 
great-grandmother of 1 Ion. James Walter Wall, 
both of them L'nited States senators from Xew 
Jersey. (See Wall in index). 5. Michael, re- 
ferred to below. 6. John. 7. I'arzillai. born 
Xovember 13. 1710: died July 15. 1757: mar- 
ried, 1734, Sarah, daughter of Enoch and 
Sarah (Roberts) Core, who died October 17, 
1784: his grandson, James Simpson Xewbold. 
married Sarah Robeson Logan, great-great- 
granddaughter of the celebrated statesman, 
James Logan, mayor of I'hiladel])hia. chief 

justice, and president of the provincial council 
of Pennsylvania. 

f III ) Thomas, son of Michael (2) and Rachel 
( Cleayton ) Xewbold, was born in Si)ringfield 
townslii]). Burlington coimty. Xew Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 26. 1701-2, and died there, in September. 
1741. He inherited from his father the home- 
stead farm, where he livecl for some years, but 
in 1737 he built a substantial brick house on 
the south side of the road. He held various 
town offices, such as overseer of the highways, 
town commissioner, etc., and, like his father, 
was an extensive operator in real estate. He 
seems to have been a man of considerable 
wealth, and though not a Quaker, lie was a 
trustee of the Chesterfield monthly meeting, 
and his children, their mother being a Ouaker- 
ess, were accounted brithright Friends. Ho 
married. May 25, 1724. Edith, daughter of 
Marmaduke and Ann (Pole) Coate, who was 
born in Somersetshire. England. Xovember 12, 
1705, and after her husband's death married 
(second), 1747, as his second wife. Daniel, 
son of Jacob and Amy (Whitehead) Doughty 
( see Doughty in index). Children: Michael: 
Mary'; Caleb, referred to below : Hannah ; Will- 
iam, referred to below. 

( I\') Caleb, son of Thomas and Edith (Coate) 
Xewbold, was born in Springfield township. 
Burlington county. Xew Jersey. March 27, 
1 73 1 -2, and died there in March, 1786. He 
lived on an island, in the Delaware river, 
below Bordentown, formerly known as Biddle's 
Island, it having belonged to an ancestor of the 
Philadelphia Biddies, and subsequently named 
from Caleb, Newbold's Island. He married, 
in 1754, or 1755, Sarah, daughter of Samuel 
and Lydia (Stokes) Haines (see Haines). 
Children: i. Achsah, born January 17. 1756: 
died Xovember 8, 1770: unmarried. 2. Daniel, 
leferred to below. 3. Lydia. born December 
10, 1760: married John, son of Thomas and 
Mary (Scholey) P.lack. Her son, John Black 
Jr., married his first cousin, Sarah, daughter 
of Daniel and Rachel (Xewbold) Xewbold. 
referred to below. 4. Caleb, born Xovember 
2, 1763; died Xovember 17, 1853; married 
Sarah Lawrence. 5. Edith, born .Vugust 31. 
1766; married Thomas Howard. 6. Sarah, 
born March 22. 1769; married. May, 1791, 
William, son of Samuel and Abigail ( Burling ) 
Bowne (.see Bowne in index). 7. Samuel, 
born October 18, 1771 : married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Susanna (Xewbold) Hough 
( for maternal ancestry see below, under Mich- 
ael (3), son of Michael (2) and Rachel ( Cleay- 
ton ) Xewbold). 8. Thomas, born September 



28, 1773; married Catharine LeRoy, of the 
distinguished New York family of that name. 
His son, Herman LeRoy Newbold, married 
Mary Edwards Ogden ; his son, Thomas 
Haines Newbold, married Mary Elizabeth 
RMiinelander, and his daughter, Hannah Cor- 
nell Xewbold, married William Henry Alorris, 
a grandson of Lewis Morris, .Signer of the 
Declaration of Indejjendence. y. Hannah, 
born April 8, 1775, died March 8, 1781. 10. 
Marv, referred to below. 11. Hannah, Ijorn 
June 2^1, 1782; married John 15. Lawrence. 

( \" ) Daniel, son of Caleb and Sarah 
(Haines) Newbold, was born on Xewbold's 
Island, July 4, 1757. and died near ;\lount 
Holly, Burlington county, New Jersey, Febru- 
ary 4, 1815. He lived near Mount Holly, was 
a justice of the peace, and for a number of 
years, beginning in 1788, a member of the 
New Jersey assembly. He married his second 
cousin, daughter of John and Mary (Cole) 
Newbold; (for ancestry see below). Chil- 
dren: I. Charles D. 2. Caleb, referred to 
below. 3. .\nn, married John L. Stratton, 
M. D. 4. Sarah, married John (2), son of 
John (I) and Lydia (Xewbold) Black, 
referred to above. 5. Rachel, married Benja- 
min Gilbert Whitall. 0. Lvdia, married Sam- 
uel Whitall. 

(\'I) Caleb (2), son of Daniel and Rachel 
(Newbold) Newbold, was born near Mount 
Holly, New Jersey, December 26, 1782, and 
died in Philadelphia, I'ennsylvania, January 
10, 1852. He removed to Philadelphia when a 
young man and became extensively engaged in 
business as a merchant and importer, trading 
chiefly with Calcutta. (Jne of his sons, 
Thomas Ross Newbold, was a lawyer, stock 
broker, journalist, at one time editor of the 
Philadelphia Nortli American, and father of 
Lieutenant-colonel Charles Newbold, L'. S. .A.. ; 
another son, Charles Newbold, was the Phila- 
delphia cotton commission merchant ; a daugh- 
ter, Mary Ross Newbold, is referred to below. 

( \'II ) Mary Ross, daughter of Caleb (2) 
Newbold, married William \\'elsh, of Phila- 
delphia ; ( see Welsh ). 

(V) Mary, daughter of Caleb (i) and 
Sarah (Llaines) Newbold, was born on New- 
bold's Island, New Jersey, September 29, 1779. 
She married, in 1802, Anthony, son of An- 
thony and Ann (Newbold) Taylor; for whose 
paternal ancestry and his descendants see 
Taylor and Newbold sketch ajipended and for 
whose maternal ancestry see below, under 
Michael (3) and Susanna (Scholey) Xewbold. 

( I\ ) William, son of Thomas and Edith 

( Coate ) Newbold, was born in Springfield 
township, Burlington county. New Jersey, 
November 10, 1736, and died in Chesterfield 
township, same county, August 7, 1793. He 
built a brick house which was still standing 
in 1869, not far from his father's residence, 
w here he spent the remainder of his life. Dur- 
ing the Revolution, although a Quaker, he 
sujjported the cause of the colonies, and a 
CL^mmittee of the Chesterfield Monthly Meet- 
ing waited upon him and several other recal- 
citrants, including his son, Barzillai Newbold, 
and his cousin, Joseph Newbold. This com- 
mittee reported Alarch 6, 1777, that he seemed 
to "justify" his conduct in "being concerned in 
military service," antl another committee fail- 
ing "by further Christian labor to bring them 
tci a just sense of their transgressions," they 
were disowned May i, 1777. William New- 
bold was the Burlington county representative 
in the New Jersey council, the equivalent of 
the state senate of to-day, 1784-86, and 1789-90. 
In 1775 he was a member of the Burlington 
county committee of safety, and for thirteen 
years a member of the board of chosen free- 
holders. He married, in 1757, Susanna, 
daughter of John and Margaret ( Wood ) 
Stevenson; (see Stevenson). Children: i. 
P.razillai, born 1759; died February, 1813; 
married, September (), 1788, Euphemia Reatl- 
ing. 2. Thomas, referred to below. 3. 
Michael. 4. Charles, born May 26, 1764; died 
March 15, 1835; married Hope Sands. 5. 
Edith, born June 30, 1766; died April 16. 
1842; married Joseph M. Lawrie ; her daugh- 
ter Beulah married Cleayton (2), son of Clay- 
ton (i) and Mary (Foster) Newbold, referred 
to below. 6. William, referred to below. 7. 
John, born March 17, 1772, died June 6, 1841 : 
married Elizabeth, daughter of John and 
.\ciisah ( P.lack ) Lawrie. His son, William 
Lawrie Xewbold, was father of Rev. William 
.Allibone Newbold, and grandfather of the 
present Prof, William Romaine Newbold, of 
the L'niversity of Pennsylvania. His daugh- 
ter Margaret married John, son of John and 
C'harlotte (Xewbold) Wistar, a nephew of 
the distinguished physician. Dr. Caspar Wis- 
tar, and a grandson of Cleayton and Mary 
(Foster) Newbold, referred to below. 8. 
Susan, born 1774. died 1829: married Thomas 

( \' ) Thomas, son of ^\'illiam and Susanna 
( Stevenson ) Newbold, was born in Sjiring- 
field township, Burlington county. New Jer- 
sey, February 8, 1760, and died there Decem- 
ber 18, 1823. He attained the largest measure 


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of (lisliiictiun iif any member of the XewbuUl 
family up to liis time. He served in the New 
Jersey assembly in 1797. and again 1820-1S22. 
Between these two ])eriods of service he rep- 
resented his district in congress for three 
terms, from ( 'ctober 26. 1S07. to March 3. 
1S13. He was disowned by h'riends for voting 
in favor of a measure authorizing sujjplies for 
the army at the beginning of the war of 181 2. 
He married (first) I'ebruary iq, 1789. Mary, 
daughter of .Vnthony and .Ann (Xewbold) 
Taylor: (see Taylor, and also maternal, ances- 
try see below). He married ( second), in 1816, 
Ann. daughter of .Anthony and .Ann ( Xew- 
bold) Taylor, the sister to his first wife. Chil- 
dren, ten by first marriage: i. Edith. 2. 
Anthony. 3. William. 4. Michael, referred 
to below. 5. Samuel. 6. Thomas J., born 
1803, died 1875; married Rebecca Shinn. 7. 
Ann Taylor, born 1799. died 1838: married, 
April 12. 1820, as first wife, William, son of 
William and Hope (French) Black: her 
daughter Mar)' married Hon. John Clement, 
of Haddonfield. 8. Sarah, born January 27, 
1802, (lied 1823: married, as first wife, John 
Adams. 9. Susan. 10. Mary, born 181 1, died 
February, 1885: married (first) Anthony, son 
of Anthony and Mary (Xewbold) Taylor: 
(second) Samuel Hyatt, of Delaware : (third), 
as second wife, John Adams, widower of her 
sister Sarah, and (fourth) as second wife, 
\\'illiam Black, widower of her sister. .Ann 
Taylor. 11. William .Augustus, born 1S18: 
married Louisa Tobes. 12. Child, name 

(VI) Alichael. son of Thomas and Mar\' 
(Taylor) Xewbold, was born in Bordentown, 
New Jersey, in 1794, and died in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, in 1875. ^^^ ^^'^^ educated in 
private schools and sjient his life as a gentle- 
man of leisure, his father liaving bei|ueathe(l 
him a most amjile fortune, a jiart of which con- 
sisted in the "'island situated in Delaware 
river within the jurisdiction of the state of 
Pennsylvania, called League Island, and 'the 
lot of land I ]jurchased on the Pennsylvania 
shore of .Adam .Seckle."" He also inherited 
the [jlantation which his grandfather had 
bequeathed to liis father. The League Island 
jjroperty Michael Xewbold sold for .$40,000. 
He married, in 182 1, Esther Lowndes, ("hil- 
dren : i. Joseph Lowndes. 2. Martha 
Lowndes. 3. Mary M. 4. Caroline. One of 
these three daughters married William Whar- 
ton I lollingsworth. of the distinguished Phila- 
delphia family of that name. 5. Thomas, mar- 

ried .Sarah D. Irvine. 6. .\le.\ander E. 7. 
Josiah L. 8. Helen, referred to below. 

(\II) Helen, daughter of .Michael and 
Esther ( Lowndes) .Xewbold, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 23. 1836, and 
is now living umnarried at 260 .South Twenty- 
first street, Philadelphia. 

(\') William (2), son of Williaiu ( i) and 
Susanna (Stevenson) Xewbold, was born in 
C hesterfield township, Burlington county, Xew 
Jersey, .April 6, 1770, and died in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, .August 11, 1841. Between 1791 
and 1795, shortly after reaching his majority, 
he removed to Philadel[)hia, where he engaged 
in business with his voungest brother John, 
at do .Xortli Water street, as a commission 
merchant. Shortly afterwards the brothers 
associated with themselves William Mont- 
gomery, the tirm name becoming Montgomery 
& Xewbolds. This ])artnershi]) was dissolved 
about 1806, and William .Xewbold went to 
Delaware, where he built a cotton mill near 
.Xewark, the machinery being im])orted from 
England. The mill, after being finished and 
ei|uipped and in running order, was destroyed 
by tire two days after the ex])iration of the 
insurance policy, whereby great loss was 
entailed. Mr. Xewbold subsetiuently returned 
to Philadelphia and resided there, on Eleventh 
street, until his death. I le married. Xovember 
15, 1794, .Mary, daughter of John and .Abigail 
(Gilbert) Smith, who died .\])ril 9. 1816. For 
this marriage, she nt)t being a Ouaker, he was 
disowned by Friends. Children: 1. John 
Smith, born 1795. died 1815. unmarried. 2. 
Sarah, horn 171)7. fl'"-''! 1816, unmarried. 3. 
Su-~an. born 1799, died 1859. unmarried. 4. 
.\bby .\nn, born 1801 : married .Abraham L. 
Coxe. -M. D., and her daughter Isabel married 
P!dward Patterson, related to the Philadelphia 
family of that name, and judge of the supreme 
court of Xew York, 5. Mary 15.. born 1804, 
died 1859: m:u"ried John Singer, and became 
grandmother of the distinguishetl artist, John 
Singer Sargent. 6. William Henry, referred 
to below. 7. Richard ,*-lmith, born December 
27, 1808: died January 18, 1883: married Ellen 
da Costa, of the Island of St. Croix, Danish 
\\'est Indies, and became father of the jjresent 
John da Costa .Xewbold. of Philadeljjhia : of 
Mrs. (Jeorge Dickson, whose husband was 
chairman of the Government Bank of Bengal, 
India: of Mrs. Walter Howard Cooke, of 
Xorristown, Pennsylvania: and of Mrs. Ferdi- 
nand LaMotte, of Wilmington, Delaware. 8. 
Ennna, born 181 1 : married I'rancis DeHaes 



Janvier, of the well known Delaware family 
of that name, and became mother of the cele- 
brated author. Thomas A. Janvier. 

( \T ) William Henry, son of William and 
Mary (Smith) Kewbold, was born in Newark, 
Delaware, in 1807, and died in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, in 1862. No member of the 
Newbold line in that city has been better 
known or more highly respected. He estab- 
lished the brokerage firm of William H. New- 
bold's Son & Company, which was for many 
years one of the leading anil most conservative 
of the financial houses of Philadelphia. From 
1850 to 1855 he was a vestryman of Christ 
Church, and he was one of the founders of 
the former parish of St. Philip's, and of the 
church at Jenkintown. The latter church he 
built for the most part himself. He married, 
in 1830, Calebina, daughter of Caleb and 
Maria (Graelif) Emlen ; (see Emlen). Chil- 
dren; I. John Smith, referred to below. 2. 
Maria Emlen, born 1833, died July 16, 1906; 
unmarried. 3. Arthur Emlen, born 1834, died 
1851, unmarried. 4. Emma, referred to below. 
5. Katharine, born January 13, 1845; married, 
April 28, 1864, Alfred, son of Henry John and 
Anna Margaretta (Pancoast) Boiler, formerly 
of Philadelphia, now of East Orange, New 
Jersey, his mother being of the distinguished 
Pancoast family of New Jersey; children: 
Mrs. \\'illiam Birdsall, William Newbold 
Boiler, Alfred Pancoast Boiler, Richard Emlen 
Boiler, and Mrs. Joseph M. Stanford. 6. 
Mary Littell, born February 22, 1847; died 
November 7, 1870: unmarried. 7. William 
Henry, born December 31, 1850: married 
Roberta Grey. 

(\'n) John Smith, son of William Henry 
and Calebina (Emlen) Newbold, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1831, 
and died there in 1887. He was educated in 
the public schools, became one of the wealth- 
iest bankers in the city, and was noted for the 
amounts wdiich he bestowed in charity. He 
married Anna Buckley. Children: I. Clement 
Buckley, born July 25, 1857. 2. .Arthur 
Emlen. born August 5, 1859; married Rita, 
daughter of Fitz Eugene and Catharine 
( Dallas ) Dixon. 3. Ellen G., died in infancy. 
4. Emily B., referred to below. 5. Penrose B., 
born November i, i8(')8; died 1869. 6. Anna 
B., born Januarv 3. 1S71. 7. John Smith, born 
October 2, 1874. 

(Vni) Emily Buckley, daughter of John 
Smith and Anna ( Buckley ) Newbold, was 
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 13, 
1865. She married, .April 29, 1891, William 

J. Taylor, M. D., of Philadelphia, a member 
of the distinguished southern family of that 
name. Children: i. Phoebe E. Taylor, born 
Alarch 3, 1892; died March 19, 1894. 2. 
Clement Newbold Taylor, born September 13, 
1893. 3. Marian Taylor, born March 9, 1895. 

4. William J. Taylor Jr., born July 3, 1896. 

5. Francis, born April 23, 1903. 

(VH) Emma, daughter of William Henry 
and Calebina ( Emlen ) Newbold, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1839. She mar- 
ried Richard S. Brock, of Philadelphia, and is 
now living at 2032 Spruce street, Philadelphia. 

(HI) Michael (3), son of Michael (2} and 
Rachel ( Cleayton ) Newbold, was born in 
Springfield township. Burlington county. New 
Jersey, October 8, 1706, and died in Chester- 
field township, Burlington county, in 1763. 
When his father's estate was divided he 
received the tract which his father had pur- 
chased of Nicholas Brown in 1704, and liere 
in 1736 he erected a large brick house, still 
standing (1910), about a mile from the resi- 
dence of his brother Thomas. During his life 
he made considerable real estate purchases, 
including a tract in Kensington, Philadelphia 
county, and at his death, left much property, 
real and personal, the latter alone aniDunting 
to the almost unprece<lented sum for that 
period of :^6353. He held numerous local ofifices, 
including chosen freeholder, collector and sur- 
veyor of highways. He was not a birthright 
Friend, but was identified with the Quakers, 
being at one time trustee of the Springfield 
Monthly Meeting, and a representative to the 
Yearly Meeting in Philadelphia. He married 
( first ) Susanna, daughter of John and Frances 
{ Taylor ) Scholey, ( see Scholey and Taylor ) ; 
married ( second) Esther, daughter of Samuel 
and Esther (Overton) Wilson, and widow of 
Henry Coates. Children, all by first marriage : 
I. John, referred to below. 2. Ann, referred 
to "below. 3. Cleayton, referred to below. 4. 
Rebecca. 5. Mary. 6. l\Iichael. 7. Joseph, 
born November 18, 1745: died April 7, 1790: 
he was a man of unusual prominence and abil- 
ity : besides holding numerous local ofifices, 
such as overseer of roads, township collector, 
commissioner of appeals and chosen free- 
holder, he was a member of the General 
Assembly of New Jersey which met October 3, 
1775, and was appointed a member of the 
committee "to prepare an estimate of the 
expense necessary to put this colony in a 
posture of defense at this present time." He 
was also a member of the Provincial Congress 
which met at New Brunswick, January 31, 



1776, and of tlie Genera! Assembly wliich met 
a*^ Princeton, August 27, 1776. W'itli liis 
cousin, \\Tlliam Xewbokl. he was disowned 
by Frientls as mentioned above, for his advo- 
cacy of armed resistance. He was unmarried, 
but left the bulk of his property to his two 
adopted sons, Charles and John Xewbuld. 8. 

Samuel, died in 1705: married Mary . 

9 Susanna, referred to below. 

(I\') John, son of Michael and .Susanna 
(Scholey) Xewbold. was born in Chesterfield 
township, Piurlington county, .\ew Jersey. 
February 18, 1730-1, and died there in No- 
vember. 1769. He lived on the farm given 
to him by his father, on the road leading from 
Ceorgetown to Bordentown, New Jersey. He 
was surveyor of highways for several years. 
and also township collector. He married. 
June 3, i/S^. Mary, daughter of Samuel and 
Mary ( Lippincott ) Cole; (see Cole). Chil- 
dren: I. Rachel, referred to below. 2. 
Alartha, married Reeve. 3. Ann. mar- 
ried CMfley. 4. Samuel, married ]\Iarv, 

daughter of John and Mary (Raper) Hos- 
kins, and sister to .Abigail Hoskins. who mar- 
ried Prof. John Griscom, of Burlington, 
reputed to be the finest American scholar of 
his day. (See Griscom in index). 

(V) Rachel, daughter of John and Mary 
(Cole) Newbcld, was born in Liurlington 
county. New Jersey, February 2(), 1759, and 
died near Mount Holly, New Jersey, March 9, 
1824. She married her second cousin, Dan- 
iel, son of Caleb and Sarah ( Haines) Newbold, 
referred to above. 

(I\ ) Ann. daughter of Michael (3) and 
Susanna ( .Scholey ) Newbold. was born in 
Chesterfield township, Burlington county. New 
Jersey, July 2, 1733, and died January 26, 
181 1. .She married, after her father's death 
in 1763, Anthony Taylor, (see Taylor). 

(IV) Cleayton. son of Micliael (3) and 
Susanna (Scholey) Newbold, was born in 
( hesterfield townshiji. Burlington county. New 
Jersev, .\ugusi 7, 1737, and died at "Clover- 
dale," Burlington county, Sei:)tember 7, 1712. 
He inherited from his father the tract of land 
now known as "Cloverdale." and upon it he 
erected in 1764 a brick house very much like 
those built b\' his father and uncles, and there 
spent his life. Besides holding local offices in 
his county he served a term in the New Jersey 
legislature in 1784. He married. October 25, 
1759. Mary. Ijorn February 12, 1740-41, died 
March 31, 1809, daughter of William and 
Hannah ( Core) Foster. Children: i. Charlotte, 
married John, brother to the eminent i'hiladel- 

phia physician. Dr. Casper \^'istar, previously 
mentiiined. Of her ten children, John mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of John and Elizaijeth 
(Lawrie) Newbold, referred to above; .Mary, 
married Isaac Davis, and became grandmother 
of Mrs. Charles Wheeler, the mother of .Mrs. 
Richard McCall I'dliott and of the Countess 
I'apjjenheim ; while other children are repre- 
sented to-day by Caleb Cresson W'istar. and 
Dillwyn W'istar. both of (jermantown. 2. Will- 
iam, married Hannah Watson; and of his 
eight children, i. Cleayton, married Susan 
Hough, tlaughter of Josejjh and Ann (Hough) 
Trotter, and granddaughter of Samuel and 
Susanna (.Newbold) Hc^ugh, her great-grand- 
mother being Susanna, daughter of Alichael 
("3) and Susanna (.Scholey) .Newbold, referred 
to belijw ; and ii. William Foster, married Eliz- 
abeth, sister to the celebrated Philadeljihia 
[)hysician. Dr. Jose])h Pancoast. and a descend- 
ant of the Stockton family of New Jersey. 3. 
George, married (first) Mary Emlen, (sec- 
ond) Anne Mickle Fox: removed about 1797 
to New York City, where he obtained ])romi- 
nence in the business world and became presi- 
dent of the Bank C)f .\merica, and an official 
in many other financial and charitable institu- 
tions. 4. Cleayton. married, 181 3, Beulah, 
daughter of Joseph' M. and Edith (Newbold) 
Lawrie, referred to above; his daughter Edith 
Uiarried Josejjh Hough, son of Joseph and Ann 
(Hough) Trotter, and granddaughter of Sus- 
anna, daughter of Michael (3) and Susanna 
( Sciioley ) Newbold, referred to below. 5. 
Elizabeth. 6. Susan. 7. Rebecca. 8-12. 
Names unknown. 

( 1 \' I Susanna, daughter of Michael (3 ) and 
Susamia (Scholey) Newbold, was born in 
Chesterfield township, Burlington county, New 
Jersey, February 3, i74()-5o, and died August 
22, 1 81 5. She married .'^amuel Hough. Chil- 
dren: I. Mary Hough, married .Samuel, son 
of Caleb and Sarah (Haines) Newbold, 
referred to above. 2. Susan Hough, married 
Nathan Trotter. 3. .\nn Hough, married 
Jose()h, brother to Nathan Trotter; and two of 
her children, Susan Hough Trotter, who mar- 
ried Cleayton Newbold, and Joseph Hough 
Trotter, who married Edith Newbold, are 
referred to above. 4. Joseph Hough. 5. 
Charlotte I lough. 

(Tlio Haines Line). 

(HI) S.auiuel. son of William and .^arah 
(Paine) Haines (see Haines in index), was 
born in 1705. He married, in 1734, Lydia, 
daughter of Thomas and Deliverance (Hor- 

I ,'04 


ner) Stokes: f see Stokes). Children: Jacob, 
married, 1765, I'.atlisheba Burrougb : Sarah 
referred to below: Samuel, married (first) 
Elizabeth Riizby, ( second ) Mary Stevenson : 
Thomas, married Elizabeth Mullen. 

(IV) Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Eydia 
(Stokes) Haines, married, in 1754 or 1755, 
Caleb, son of Thomas and Edith ( Coate ) 
Haines, referred to above. 

•The Welsh Line). 

William Welsh, of Philadelphia, married 
Mary Ross, daughter of Caleb, son of Daniel 
and Rachel (Xevvbold) Newbold. Children: 
John: Elizabeth Ross; and P'dith Newbold, 
referred to below: William; 5-7. Names 

(H) Elizabeth Ross, daughter of William 
ami Mary Ross (Newbold) Welsh, was born 
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C)ctober 6, 
1836. She married, in I'hiladelphia, June 4. 
1861, Charles William Cushman, son of 
Bezaleel and Emma Motley ( de Longueville ) 
Cushman, of Portland, Maine, wdio was born 
July 25, 1831, came to Philadelphia when he 
was nineteen years old and for the past half 
century has been a prominent merchant and 
expert accountant in that city. His home is 
at Rosemont, Montgomery county, Pennsyl- 
vania. Children: Emma de Longueville Cush- 
man ; William Ross Cushman ; Edith Newbold 

(H) Edith Newbold, daughter of William 
and Mary Ross (Newbold) W'elsh. was born 
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in January. 
1855. She married, April 15, 1880. William 
Drayton, of Philadelphia. Children: William, 
M. D., born Jaiuiary 27, 18S1 : Newbold, De- 
cember 14, 1883; Harry C, April 3. 1887; 
John Welsh, .\pril 29, i8'<)4. 

(The Stevenson Line). 

Thomas Stevenson, the founder of this fam- 
ily, was born in London, England, in 161 5, and 
died in Newtown, Long Island, shortly before 
July 7, 1668. He was the descendant of a 
family whose ancestor, for services rendered 
to William the Conqueror at the battle of 
Hastings, was rewarded by a grant of land in 
Scotland, south of ( "dasgow, where the present 
town of Steventon n(jw is. Thomas Steven- 
son landed in \'irginia about 1643, and 
removed shortly afterwards to Long Island, 
where he served under Captain John Lnder- 
hill against the Indians. lie then settled in 
Southold. Long Islanil, with the colony from 
Connecticut, brciught thither by Captain 

L'nderhill and later removed to Newtown, 
lie married. August 15, 1645. Maria ( Bullock ) 
Bernard, widow of William Bernarri, of West- 
chester county, New York. Children: John, 
died about 1670, unmarried: Thomas, referred 
ti ' below ; Edward, born about i'>50, died Sej)- 
tcmber 12, 1700, married Charity Eield: Sarah, 
married Patrick Hires, or Harris. 

(II) Thomas, son of Thomas and Maria 
( Bullock-Bernard ) Stevenson, was born prob- 
ably about 1648, and died in 1734. He inher- 
ited a part of his father's plantation in New- 
town, where he lived and died. He held in 
succession the various offices that are within 
the province of a small town. From 1676 to 
1678 he was overseer, the equivalent of mayor, 
of Newtown, and the last year also served as 
constable. March 3. 1684. he and his brother 
Edward were among the commissioners "to 
look out for a place of settlement next to the 
Dutch." October 20, 1685, 'i^ ^^'^^ commis- 
sioned justice of the peace of Queens county, 
and in the succeeding year was one of the 
granters to whom the new charter of New- 
town was given. May 16. 1706. he was a 
member of the boundary dispute commission, 
and in 1713 he was a member of the committee 
to defend Newtown in its land suits. In relig- 
ion Thomas Stevenson was first a Congrega- 
tionalist, but after his second marriage became 
affiliated with the Society of Friends, and 
about this period began to buy land partly in 
Monmouth county. East Jersey, but mostly in 
Burlington county, W'est Jersey. To this land 
four of his sons removed. His other children 
remained on Long Island. He married (first), 
b'ebruarv. i''>72. Elizabeth, only daughter of 
Captain William Lawrence, by his first wife, 
whose name is unknown. Her stepmother. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Smith, of 
Mishaguakt, Long Island, married (second") 
after (^"aptain Lawrence's death. Sir Philip 
Carteret, first governor of Fast Jersey, and 
Elizabethtown, New Jersey was named in her 
honor. After her second husband's death her 
stepmother married Colonel Richard Townley. 
of Elizabethtown. Thomas Stevenson married 
(second) Ann, wdio is believed to have been 
a Field. Children, four by first marriage: i. 
Thomas, born about 1674; died about 1719; 
married Sarah (Jenings) Pennington, eldest 
daughter of ( iovernor Samuel Jenings, of 
West Jersey. 2. William, born in 1676, died in 
1724; married .\nn Jening, sister to wife of 
his brother Thomas. 3. John, referred to 
below. 4. Elizabeth, died unmarried, Novem- 
ber 2J. 1703. 5. Nathaniel, born about 1683. 

STATi: OF XI'.W ll'-.KSl-.V. 


<lied in 1736; married Mary Roci<liill. (k Dan- 
iel, born i(x)2. died 1754; married lilizaheth 
Willett. 7. Stephen, died about 1 73 1 ; married 
Jane Clement. 8. Susanna, born July 12, 1(^)94, 
died March 23, 1723; married Thomas F.etts. 
9 Ann, died May 19, 1724; married. Xovem- 
ber 10, 1715, Samuel Thorne. 

(Ill) John, son of Thomas ami Elizabeth 
(Lawrence) Stevenson was born in Newtown, 
Long Lsland, about 1678, and died in Hunter- 
don county. Xew Jersey, in 1744. About i6()9 
he removed to Nottingham township, Burling- 
ton county. Xew Jersey, where he remained till 
the death of his first wife. He then removed 
to a plantation in Hunterdon county, on the 
west side of the road from Ouakertown to 
Ringoes, two miles south of the former vil- 
lage. He became one of the founders of the 
first Friends' Meeting in Xew Jersey, north 
of the Falls of the Delaware, known as the 
Bethlehem, Kingwood, or Ouakertown. 
Monthly Meeting. In December, 1739, he was 
appointed justice of the quorum for Hunter- 
don county. He married (first) in May, 1706, 
Mercy, daughter of Governor Samuel Jenings, 
and sister to the wives of his brothers William 
and Thomas. He married (second) in Xo- 
vember, 1724. .Margaret, daughter of William 
and Mary Wood, of Leiscestershire, England, 
who emigrated to Burlington in 1677 in the 
"flie-boat'' P^Iartha. She was born in Burling- 
ton county, December 26, 1693. Chilrlren by 
first marriage six: I. Thomas, born about 
1707; married Sarah Whitehead. 2. John, 
married. .April, 1739, Martha Walton. 3. 
Samuel, died about 1792: married Elizabeth 

. 4. .\nn. born about 171 1, died Sep- 

tenil)er 24, 1742: married Daniel, son of Jacob 
and Amy (Whitehead) Doughty: ('see 
Doughty in inde.x). 3. .Abigail, married, June 
or July, 1742. Peter .Smoak. 6. Mercy, born 
about 1719 or 1720; married. 1744, Benjamin 
Williams. 7. William, born February I, 
1730: died .August 30, 1807: married Mary 
Bunting. 8. Susanna, referred to lielow. 9. 
Mary, died unmarried, July 11, 1818. 

(I\') Susanna, daughter of John and Mar- 
garet I Wood ) Stevenson, was born in Hun- 
terdon county, Xew Jersey, in I73''>. She mar- 
ried, in .Ajjril. 1757. William, son of Thomas 
and Eflith ( Coate ) Xewbold. referred to 

(The Taylor Line). 

Samuel Taylor, the founder of this family, 
was born in the parish of Dore, county Derby, 
England, and died in Chesterfield township, 
I'lUrlington county, in 1723. He emigrated to 

this country as a young man in the "tlie boat" 
.Martha, which arrived at Burlington, Xew 
Jersey, in i(>/~. lie was one of the jiroprietors 
of West Jersey, owning one thirty-second of a 
share in the province which had been conveyed 
to him by his brother William Taylor, of 
Dore, county Derby, lingland, who had pur- 
chased the ])roi)erty from George llutcheson. 
Samuel Taylor having lost his deed to this 
property. Hutcheson reconveyed it to him in 
1681. and Samuel had a part of it surveyed 
for him in Chesterfield township, where he 
settled, married and died. He married, in the 
Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, at the house of 
William lilack. whose wife .Alice (nee) Tay- 
lor, was probably his sister, 2 mo. 14, 1686, 
Susanna, daughter of .\Iarmaduke Horsnian. 
ot White Hill and Chesterfield. Children: i. 
Samuel, married 9 mo. 29. 1716. .Ann Folkes. 
2. Mary, married 2 mo. 12, 1722, Robert Field ; 
her grandson, Robert Field, married Abigail, 
daughter of Richard and .Annis (Boudinot) 
Stockton, whose father was a Signer of the 
Declaration of Independence; her grand- 
daughter Maria married Richard .Stockton, 
son of the Signer, and father of Hon. Com- 
modore Robert Field Stockton, of the Cnited 
States navy and senate. 3. John. 4. Sus- 
anna. 5. Sarah, married, May or Jime. 1728. 
Josejih Rockhill. 6. Frances, referred to 
below. 7. George. 8. William. 9. Robert, 
referred to below. 

( II ) I'rances. daughter of Samuel and Sus- 
anna iHorsman) Taylor, married (first) 
Joseph, son of George and Hannah Xicholson, 
of Burlington county, and (second) John, son 
of John and Isabel Scholey, (see Scholey). 

(II) Robert, son of Samuel and .Susanna 
( Horsnian ) Taylor, was born in Chesterfield 
township. Burlington county. Xew Jersey, and 
died there between December 30, 1735, and 
I'ebruary 2~. 1738, the dates of the execution 
and proving of his will. He was the executor 
of his father's will and inlierited a large jior- 
tion of the homestead tract, which remained 
in the possession of his descendants until (|uite 
'ccently. This tract of five hundred acres was 
the historic Brookdale I'arm. He married, 
in May, 1728, Sarah Woodward, who probably 
(lied before him, as she is not mentioned nor 
provided for in his will. Children: .Anthony, 
referred to below: Isaac: Robert; .Mary. 

(HI) .Anthony, son of Robert and Sarah 
(Woodward) Taylor, was born at Brookdale 
Farm, Burlington county, Xew Jersey, and 
(lied there in January or I'ebruary, 1783. He 
fell heir to lirookdale at his father's death. 

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and all of his children were born there. In 
his own will he bec|ueathes the property to 
his son Michael. He was an ardent patriot 
during the revolution, and rendered material 
service to the cause of national liberty and 
independence. He married his first cousin 
maternal, Anne, daughter of Michael and Sus- 
anna (Scholey) Newbold : (see Michael New- 
bold (HI), above, and for whose maternal 
ancestry see Scholey). Children: Robert; 
Michael ; Anthony, referred to below : Alary, 
referred to below : Sarah : .-\nn, referred to 

(I\'l -\ntli(.>ny (2), son of Anthony (I) 
and Ann ( Xewbold ) Taylor, was born at 
Brookdale Farm, Chesterfield township, Bur- 
lington county, Xew Jersey, in 1772, and died 
at "Sunbury," Bristol, Bucks county, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1837. In accordance with the direc- 
tions given in his father's will, he was kept at 
school until after he was fifteen years of age, 
and was then apprenticed to John Thompson, 
a prominent merchant of Philadelphia, to be 
trained for a mercantile and business career. 
Here he remained until he became of age, 
when he formed a partnership with Thomas 
Newbold, who later became also his brother- 
in-law ; and under the firm name of Taylor & 
Newbold they engaged in an extensive trade 
with the East Indies. In 1810 he retired from 
active business and settled at Sunbury, his 
beautiful country seat in Bristol township, 
Bucks county, Pennsylvania, which had been 
for several years before this his summer resi- 
dence. He subsequently purchased several 
other large tracts of land in the lower part 
of Bucks county, and at the time of his death 
was the largest landholder in the county. He 
married, in 1802, Mary, daughter of Caleb and 
Sarah (Haines) Newbold; (see Caleb New- 
bold (l\"l above). Children: Robert and 
Anthony, referred to below; Sarah, married 
Dr. Allen ; William ; Edward Lawrence ; 
Michael; Caleb Newbold, referred to belc:iw ; 
Mary Ann ; Thomas ; Emma L. ; Franklin, 
referred to below. 

(\') Dr. Robert, son of Anthony and Mary 
( Newbold ) Taylor, was born in Philadeljihia, 
I'ennsylvania, July 11, 1803, and died at "Sun- 
bury," Bristol townshi]), Bucks county, Penn- 
.sylvania, in .\ugust, 1872. On reaching man- 
hood he settled in Philadelphia, afterwards 
removing to Burlington county. New Jersev, 
and late in life returned to Sunbury, where he 
died at the age of sixty-nine years, and was 
buried in the churchyard of St. James the Less, 
Philadelphia, the resting place of many of his 

relatives. He married Elizabeth .\sh, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Jones of Philadelphia, who 
was born in 1 81 3, and died at "Sunbury," Jan- 
uary 29, 1893, aged eighty years. She was a 
great-granddaughter of John, son of Edward . 
Jones, of Merion, Philadelphia county, one of 
the prominent colonial land owners, who mar- 
ried, 9 mo. 12, 1717, Mary, daughter of Jacob 
and Amy ( \Vhitehead ) Doughty; (see 
Doughty in index). Children of Dr. Robert 
and Elizabeth Ash (Jones) Taylor: Benjamin 
J(_ines and Anthony, referred to below; Rob- 
ert, born May, 1839, died young; Alice Jones, 
referred to below; F'anny, born 184S. died 

( \T ) Benjamin Jones, son of Dr. Robert 
and Elizabetli Ash (Jones) Taylor, was born 
in Burlington county, New Jersey, and is now 
living at 1729 Spruce street, Philadelphia, 
having his summer home at "Sunbury." He 
was educated at the Friends' Select School and 
the Protestant Episcopal Academy, both of 
Philadelphia, and after leaving them received 
a thorough business training and for eight 
years he followed mercantile pursuits in Phila- 
delphia. During the civil war he served for 
three months in 1863 in the (jrey Reserves, 
and was present during the shelling of (Carlisle 
by General Fitz Hugh Lee, on July i, of that 
year. He also saw military service in Tennes- 
see and Mississippi as volunteer aide on the 
staffs of different commanders. After retiring 
from mercantile pursuits he made his home at 
"Sunbury," the old family place in Bristol 
township, and devoted much of his time to the 
transaction of financial business, acting as 
agent for others and assisting in the care and 
management of the large estates blonging to 
the family. Fie has been for many years 
director of the Farmer's National Bank of 
Bristol, and when Pierson Mitchell died in 
1894, Mr. Taylor was elected to succeed him 
as i)resident, representing the third generation 
I if the family, the others being his grandfather, 
Anthony Taylor (2), and his uncle, Caleb 
Newbold Taylor, who served in that capacity. 
Air. Taylor has inlierited many of the business 
oualities of his ancestors on both sides of the 
hfiuse, and is interested in almost all of the 
Icical business enterprises. He and his sister, 
.Mice Jones Taylor, referred to below, are the 
owners of the ancestral house. "Sunbury," a 
plantation of four hundred acres, which they 
are the fourth generation to possess, and which 
lias now been in uninterrupted occupancy by 
the family for over a century. Mr. Taylor is 
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and of numerous other social fraternal and 
])atriotic associations. 

(\'I) Captain Anthony, son of Dr. Robert 
and Elizabeth Ash (Jones) Taylor, was born 
in Burlington county, New Jersey, October 11, 
1837, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
May 21, 1894. During the civil war he ren- 
dered most distinguished services to the Union 
cause, and in 1893 received from congress the 
United States medal of honor "for signal acts 
of bravery, and meritorious service." This 
medal correponds to the X'ictoria cross, so 
famous in English military annals, and is the 
most highly prized and distinguished honor 
obtainable in the service. Mr. Taylor enlisted 
-August 8, 1862, in the Fifteenth Pennsylvania 
Cavalry, as a private; was promoted sergeant, 
October 30, 1862; first sergeant, March i, 
1863; first lieutenant of Company .\, ]\lay 8, 
1863; captain, June I, 1865, having had com- 
mand of the company as lieutenant command- 
ing, almost from the date of his commission 
as first lieutenant. Prior to 1865 he served 
under Brigadier-General W. S. Rosencranz in 
the Army of the Cumberland, and participated 
in the battles of Antietam, Stone River, Chick- 
amauga and many other engagements. From 
June I, 1865, to the close of the war, he served 
on the staff of (jeneral William J. Palmer, as 
aide-de-camp, and was honorably mustered out 
June 21, 1865. He married, February 21, 
1871, Caroline Fletcher, daughter of Lawrence 
and Mary (Winder) Johnson. Children: Mary 
Lawrence, married Bromley Wharton ; Eliza- 
beth Elmslie, married Houston Dunn. 

(\'I) Alice Jones, daughter of Dr. Robert 
and Elizabeth Ash (Jones J Taylor, was born in 
Philadei])hia, Pennsylvania. }tlay 4, 1847, and 
is now living unmarried, with her brother, 
Benjamin Jones Taylor, at 1729 Spruce street 
and at "Sunbury," Bristol township, Bucks 
county, Pennsylvania. 

(V) Anthony (3), son of Anthony (2) and 
Mary (Newbold) Taylor, was born at "Sun- 
bury," Bristol township, Bucks county. I'enn- 
sylvania, December 21, 1804, and died in Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, July 13. 1833. 
He married, about 1831, Mary, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Taylor) Newbold, who 
after her husband's death, married (second) 
Samuel Hyatt, of Delaware. She was her hus- 
band's first cousin. (See Thomas Newbold 
(V), above, and for her maternal ancestry sec 
Slary Taylor (I\ ), above and below). No 

(\ ) Caleb Newbold, son of Anthony (2) 
and Mary ( Newbold) Taylor, was born at "Sun- 

Iniry," Bristol township, Bucks county, Penn- 
sylvania, July 27, 1814. For over fifty years 
he was one of the most prominent men in 
Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and was the ac- 
knowledged leader first of the W hig and after- 
wards of the Rei)ublican party in that section 
of the state. He represented his party in the 
state and national conventions almost continu- 
ously after reaching his majority, and was the 
candidate of his district for congress four sepa- 
rate times, being elected twice. In 1866 he 
was elected to the fortieth congress as the 
Republican representative from Pennsylvania, 
and in 1868 to the forty-first congress. He 
took his seat April 13, 1870, after successfully 
contesting the election of John R. Reading, 
and served until March 3, 1871. He was also 
one of the most prominent business men in the 
county, and amassed a large estate, owning at 
one time three thousand acres of land in Bucks 
county. He succeeded his father as president 
of the Farmers' National Bank of Bucks coun- 
ty. He died unmarried. 

(V) Franklin, son of .Vnthony (2) and Mary 
(Newbold) Taylor, was born at "Sunbury," 
Bristol township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, 
December i, 1822, and is now living at Ger- 
mantown, Pennsylvania, being the last sur- 
viving member of his generation. After re- 
ceiving his early education in the common 
schools in F^hiladel])hia. he entered Princeton 
University, from which he graduated in 1840, 
receiving later his M. A. degree. He is now 
( 1910) one of the oldest living graduates of 
the University. For many years Mr. Taylor 
was one of the prominent lawyers of the Phila- 
delphia bar. He married, in 1857, Emily Wins- 
low, who died in 1904. Children: Edward, 
married Lydia Sharpless ; Frederick, married 
Louise Spooner; Mary C, married C. M. Clark. 

(IV) Mary, daughter of x\nthony (i) and 
Ann (Newbold) Taylor, died July 21, 1811. 
She married, February 19. 1789. as first wife, 
Thomas, son of William and Susanna (Ste- 
venson) Newbold (see Newbold and Steven- 
son above ) . 

fl\') Ann. daughter of .Anthony (i) and 
Ann (Newbold) 'faylor, died June 11, 1861. 
She married, in 1816, as second wife, Thomas, 
son of William and Susanna (Stevenson) New- 
bold, the widower of her sister, Mary, referred 
to above. 

(The Kmlen I.,ine). 

George Emlen, the founder of the family of 
his name in America, was born in the town of 
Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, England. lie 
was apprenticed to a vintner in London, and 



his parents having (heel when he was still 
young, he was left to the care of an aunt who 
was a Presbyterian. This aunt being very 
much displeased at his becoming a 1^'riend. 
George Emlen was obliged to provide for him- 
self, and consequently he determined to emi- 
grate to America, which he did some time be- 
fore 1685. He married (, November \2. 
1685, Eleanor, daughter of Nathaniel Allen, 
whose father, a man vi very considerable note, 
was one oi the three men named by Will- 
iam Penn to lay out the city of Philadelphia. 
He married (second), June 5, 1694, Hannah, 
daughter of William and Ann ( Kirke ) Garrett, 
who came from Leicestershire, England, in 
1684. settled in Darby. Pennsylvania, and after- 
wards removed to Philadelphia. Children by 
second marriage, the three by first marriage 
having all died in infancy: I. George, referred 
to below. 2. Samuel, born April 15. if^qj : 
married. 'December 2, 1731, Rachel Hudson. 
3 Caleb, burn June i), 1(199: died unmarried. 
4. Joshua. Ixirn April 14, 1701 ; married ( first ) 
Mary (Holton) Hudson, (second) Deborah 
Powell. 5. Hannah, born February 3, 1703-4: 
died unmarried. 6. Ann, born May 19. 1705; 
married, June 15, 1732, William Miller. 7. 
Mary, born January I, 1708-9: married, 1828. 
John Arniitt. 8. Sarah, born March 19, 1709- 
10: married, May 25, 1738, James Cresson. 

(H) ( k'orge (2), son of George ( 1 ) and 
Hannah ((iarrett) Emlen, was born in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, July 7, 1(103, and died 
in October, 1754. In the family memorial 
written by his brothers, Samuel and Joshua, it 
is said of him that "he was a man of very good 
repute for sobriety, diligence, industry & care." 
and that "being the oldest son became as a ten- 
der blather to his Pirotbers & sisters." He was 
prominent in the Society of Friends, was a 
brewer by occupation, and acquired consider- 
able wealth. (Jctober 6, 1730, he was elected 
a member of the common council of Philadel- 
phia, was one of the founders of the famous 
Library Company of America, and was in 
many other ways a prominent figure and factor 
in the hai)penings (if his day and the unfolding 
of his city's history. He married, April 24, 
1717, Mary, daughter of Robert and Susanna 
Heath, who is said to have died June 2, 1777. 
"For many years," her brothers-in-law wrote 
of her, she was "a minister amongst Friends." 
Children: i. ("leorge, referred to below. 2. 
Hannah, born June i, 1722; dierl January 30, 
1777; married, March 24, 1740, William, son 
of (ames Logan, the distinguished statesman 

of colonial days, mayor of Philadelphia, chief 
justice and governor of Pennsylvania, etc. 3. 
Joseph, born July i, 1728; died young. 

(HI) (jeorge (3), son of George (2) and 
Alary ( Heath ) Emlen, was born in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, August 21, 1718, and died 
January 3, 1776. He succeeded his father in 
the brewing business, and inherited the home- 
stead house on Chestnut street, above Fifth, 
opposite the State House, or Inde])en(lence 
I-Iall. He also erected a country seat in White- 
marsh valley, above (.'hestnut street, now known 
as the Emlen House, which in the fall of 1777 
was for a time occupied by General Washing- 
ton. George Emlen was one of the signers of 
the non-importation agreement of October 25, 
1765. He married, October 25, 1740, Ann, 
(laughter of Joseph and Margaret ( Satter- 
thwaite ) Reckless, of Chesterfield, Ihudington 
county, New Jersey, who is said to have been 
a great-granddaughter of John Reckless, sheritT 
of Nottinghamshire, mentioned in the journal 
of (_ieorge Fox. She was born about 1720, 
and died February 4, 1816. Children: I. 
(^Tcorge, born April 25, 1 741-2 ; died November 
2T,. 1812: married, February I, 1775, Sarah 
Fishbourne. 2. Caleb, referred to below. 3. 
Mary, born December 19, 1746: died Septem- 
ber 19, 1820; married David Beveridge. 4. 
Joseph, born December 28, 1748. 5. Margaret, 
"born .April 15, 1750; died Alay 4, 1822: mar- 
ried, Alay 2T„ 1771, Samuel Howell Jr. 6. 
Samuel, born August 25, 1767. 7. James, born 
June 2(1, 17(10; died October 3, 1798; married, 
April 23, 1783, Phebe Peirce. 8. Ann, died 
March 21, or 22, 1815: married, (Jctober 9, 
1788, Warner Mifllin. ' 

(lA'i Caleb, son of George (3) and Ann 
(Reckless) Emlen, was born in Philadelphia, 
F'ennsylvania, December 15, 1744. He was 
one of the Quaker leaders whose arrest was 
contemplated by the sujireme executive council 
of Philadelphia just before the arrival of Gen- 
eral Howe's army in the city, because of his 
supposed tory proclivities, based upon his op- 
position to armed resistance. He married, Feb- 
ruary 25, 1773, Alary, daughter of Jeremiah and 
Mary (Head ) Warder. Children : Mary, mar- 
ried Thomas (jreaves ; Anne, married Charles 
Pleasants : Caleb, referred to below. 4-9. Names 

( \' ) Caleb (2), son of Caleb ( i ) and Alary 
(Warder) Emlen, was born in Philadelphia. 
He luarried Maria Graeff. Children : Alary, 
married Dr. Squire Littell : Calebina, referred 
to below. 



(\'I) Calebina. daiiglitcr i)f Calel) (21 ami 
Alaria (Ciraeff) Enilen, died in l'hiladeli)liia, 
Pennsylvania, in August, 1872, and is buried in 
the churchyard of St. James the Less, on the 
Nicetown road, at the Falls of the Schuylkill. 
She married, in 1830. William Henry, son of 
William and Mary (Smith) Xewbold (see 
Xewbold abtive. ) 

(Tlie Scholey l.,ine». 

The Sclioley family from Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, were among the earliest settlers of Penn- 
sylvania and New Jersey. They were noted as 
prosperous and influential citizens, large land- 
owners, and active in business and religious 
affairs. Thomas Scholey came to Burlington 
in the "tlie boat" Martha in 1677, and Robert 
Scholey arrived in the following year, 1678. 
in the ship "Shield." They settled first at 
Crewcorne, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, but 
later removed to Burlington county, Xew Jer- 
sey. John Scholey, a near relative, if not a 
brother of Robert and Thomas, and the found- 
er of the branch at present under consideration, 
came from Aughton, parish of Aston, county 
York, England, about 1680, and settled in 
Chesterfield township, Burlington county. New 
Jersey, with hij wife and children. He died 
there between Alarch 2y, 1695, and April 7, 
1696, the dates of the execution and proving 
of his will in which he names his wife, Isabel, 
and sons, John and Thomas. 

(U) John (2), son of John (i ) and Isabel 
Scholey, was born probably in England, and 
died between 1734 and 1739. He married 
(first) in the Burlington monthly meeting, 1697, 
Rebecca IJennett; (second) Frances (Tavlor) 
Nicholson, widow of Joseph Nicholson, of Bur- 
lington county, and daughter of Samuel ( i ) 
and Susanr.a ( Horsman ) Taylor (see Taylor 
above). Children: i. Susanna, referred to 
below. 2. John, born November 22, 1714-15; 
died about 1757 : married, 1743, Rachel Wright. 

3. Thomas, born December 5, 1 7 18 ; died young 

4. Mary, born Decenil)cr 24, 1720; married 
(first) Jonathan Barton; (second) Thomas 
Black: (third) Samuel Wright. 5. Isabel, 
born February 28. 1721-2 ; married. 1750. Jacob 
Ridgway. 6. Samuel, Ixirn May 25, 1723. 7. 
Rebecca, born .August 5, 1725; married, 1747, 
Joseph Wright. 8. Sarah, born June 6, 1727; 
married, 1752, Joseph Horner. 9. John, born 
August 3, 1729: married. 1750, Mary Wright. 
10. Ann. married. 1725, Thomas Scattergood. 

(Ill) Susanna, daughter of John (2) and 
Frances (Taylor-Nicholson) Scholey. was born 

in r.urlington county. New Jersey, December 
24, 171 1. She marrie<l, .April 15, 1730, Mich- 
ael (2), son of Michael ( i ) and Rachel ( Cleay- 
tiiu) Newbolcl (see .Vewhold alxjvc ). 

Criie Cole Line). 

Samuel Cole and his wife, Elizabeth, found- 
ers of this family in West Jersey, emigrated 
from Cole's Hill, county Hertford, England, 
and landed on the Jersey shore a little above 
Philadelphia. He was a haberdasher and hat- 
ter by trade. He located first on five hundred 
acres of land on the north side of the mouth 
of Cooper's Creek, fronting the Delaware river : 
later he sold this land and removed to Peni- 
saukin, settling near William Matlock and 
Timothy Hancock, and named his place New 
( )rcliard. He took a prominent jjart in tlie 
])olitical troubles of the province, especially in 
the settlement of the boundary line between 
the counties of Burlington and Gloucester, in 
which he was particularly interested because 
l;is land lay on the stream of water and on 
both sides of the highway where the trouble 
existed. He was a member of the West Jer- 
sey legislature. 1683-85. Shortly after this he 
returned to England to arrange some business 
matters, and on his return fell sick at the 
islanfl of Barbadoes and died there. Letters 
of administration on his estate were granted 
tc his widow, Elizabefli, March 25, i(x)3. She 
subsequently married (second) (Griffith Mor- 
gan. Children ; Samuel, referred to below ; 
Mary, married James Wild. 

(H) Samuel (2), .son of Samuel (i) and 
Elizabeth Cole, died at New Orchard, Water- 
ford township, Cdoucester county. New Jer- 
sey, betw'een November 25, 1728. and Decem- 
ber 12, 1728, the dates of the execution of his 
will and the appraising of his personal estate. 
His will was proved December 18, following. 
He was sheriff of Gloucester county in 1710, 
1 71 3 and 1724. He married Mary, daughter 
of Thomas and Mary (Elton) Kendall, whose 
father had come to West Jersey as a bricklaver 
in the employ of the proprietor. Dr. Daniel 
W'ills. In 1697 he Ijiiilt the first corn mill in 
(Iloucester. Children: i. Samuel, referred to 
below. 2. Thomas, married Flannah Stokes. 
3. Joseph, married Mary Wood. 4. Kendall, 
married Ann, daughter of William Jr. and 
Elizabeth (Stockton) Budd ("see those families 
in index). 5. William. 6. Elizabeth, married 
(first) Jacob Burcham. (second) T'.enjamin 
Cooper. 7. Mary, married Edward Tonkin. 8. 
Susanna, married William (3). son of William 



(2) and Elizabeth (Stockton) Budd, brother 
to his brother-in-law Kendall's wife. Q. Rachel, 
married Enoch Roberts. lo. Jane. 

(Ill) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) and 
Mary ( Kendall ) Cole, married in the Evesham 
monthly meeting, 1731, Mary, daughter of 
Samuel and Hope (Wills) ijppincott (see 
Eippincott and \\'ills in index). Children: 
Martha, married. 17O2, as second wife, Uavid 
Davis; Mary, referred to below. 

(I\') Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Lippincott) Cole, died in 1789, or 1790. She 
married, June 3, 175'^, John, son of Michael 

(3) and Susanna ( Sclioley ) Newbold (see 
Newbold and Scholev above). 

Although the Gibby family of New 
GIBBY Jersey did not come to this coun- 
try until after its formation as an 
independent nation, they have already won for 
themselves an enviable distinction and repu- 
tation in the legal and political lives of the 
people of their adoption. They deservedly 
rank to-day among the representative families 
of Northern New Jersey. 

( I ) John (iibby, founder of this family in 
America, was one of the "Emmet rebels" of 
1798, and emigrated to .\merica from Ireland 
in 1826. He was a block cutter and engraver. 
He married Mary Dunla]). Children : Will- 
iam, referred to below ; Margaret, married 
Joseph Barrett, of Hamilton, Ohio: Sarah, 
married Barry, of Paterson, New Jer- 
sey : Eliza, married Alerrick ; John : 

Caroline, married Abraham Marsh; Robert 

(Hi William, son of John and Mary (Dun- 
lap) Gibby, was born April 7, 1818, in Man- 
chester, England, and died in Rahway, New- 
Jersey, April 8, 1888. He was brought to this 
country by his father in 1826, and after leav- 
ing school learned the trade of wood engrav- 
ing. Later he went into the real estate busi- 
ness. From 1864 to 1874 he was a lay judge 
of Union county, and he was one of the organ- 
izers of the Free School in Rahway. He was 
a Democrat in politics, president of the board 
of education, a town trustee, and a councilman 
for many years. He married, July 12, 1838. 
Frances, daughter of Samuel McKinley, who 
emigrated with his two brothers, Alexander 
and James, from Ireland. She was born Feb- 
ruary 3, 1807, and died November 25. 1892. 
Children: i. William James, see forward. 2. 
Mary Jane, born November 20. 1840; married 
Henrv Newton Spenser ; children : Alexander 
G., Henry Lyman, Francis I. and William 

Lines Spenser. 3. .Alexander, born February 
5. 1845; died April 7, 1868. 4. Isabella, born 
1846; died 1848. 5. Isabella, born 1848; mar- 
ried Cornelius Boice ; died ; child : Helen Rae 
Boice. 6. Robert Dunlap, referred to below. 
7. Sarah Frances, born October 10, 1851 : died 
in 1893. 8. Independence, born July 4, 1854; 
living at 230 North Pleasant street, Jackson, 

( HI ) William James, son of William Gibby, 
was born April 11, 1839, and died March 31, 
1887. He was one of the most prominent men 
in Alercer county in his day, having removed 
to Princeton early in life. He was educated 
in the schools of Rahway, where he was born, 
and at the State Normal School at Trenton. 
After graduating he accepted the position of 
principal of the public schools of Princeton, 
and settled there. On May 8, 1868, he was ap- 
pointed county superintendent of public in- 
structi(.>n for the county of Mercer, and held 
that position until his death. While teaching 
school he stu<lied law with Leroy H. Ander- 
son Esq., of Princeton and Trenton, and was 
admitted to practice at the November term, 
1873, and as counsellor at November term, 
1878. He practiced in Princeton. He was 
I)roininently identified with tlie politics and 
public life of Mercer county, and served as 
mayor of the borough of Princeton two terms. 
He was always a Democrat. He married, 
November 8, 1866, Helen Day, bcjrn January 
20, 1839, now living in Newark, daughter of 
John S. Budd (see Budd). Children: i. 
William Dwight, referred to below. 2. Leroy 
.\nderson, born April 12, 1870; lives in Sum- 
mit, New Jersey ; married Nellie Hayes ; one 
son, Ralph Hayes. 3. Herbert Budd, born 
September ih, 1871 ; a physician and surgeon 
in W dkes-l'>arrc, Pennsylvania : married Emma 
Bodmer ; children: Helen and Herbert. 4. 
Helen Day, bc.rn July 24. 1873. 5- Walter 
I'ercival, born January 21. 1875: a special 
agent for Lehigh \'alley Coal Company at New 
"^I'ork : married Jessie Ross, of West Pittston : 
children: Percival Ross and Rosalie. 6. Ed- 
gar Marsh, born November 12, 1877; a furni- 
ture merchant in New York City ; married 
Janet G. B>rown, of New York ; child, Isabel. 
7. Harold James, born July 18, 1882; a physi- 
cian and surgeon of Pittston, Pennsylvania. 

( IV) William Dwight, eldest child of Will- 
iam James and Helen Day ( Budd ) Gibby, was 
born in Princeton, New Jersey, April 11, 1868. 
He prepared for college in the public schools 
of Princeton and the Princeton Preparatory 
School, and graduated from the College of 


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New fersey. now I'riiicetun rnivi-r^ity. in the 
class of 1890. He then read hiw in the office 
of Judge W'iUiam M. Fanning, at Trenton, 
and afterwards in that of (iuild & Funi. in 
Newark, and was a(hnitted to the New Jersey 
bar as attorney in November. 1803. 'i"'' "^^ 
counsellor in I'"ebruary. 1897. ."^ince that time 
he has been practicing in Newark, and has 
made a well deserved reputation for ability 
and worth in his profession, I le is a Democrat 
in politics. In 1891 he was tax assessor in 
Princeton, for four \ears he held the same 
office in Summit, New Jersey, and for three 
years was a member of the Summit Board of 
Health. He is a member of Trinity Presby- 
terian Church of South Orange, and vice- 
president of its board of trustees. He is a 
luember of the Lawyers' Club of Newark. 

Mr. Gibby married, December 3, 1903, in 
Buffalo. Xcw "S'ork, Carolyn Maude, born Oc- 
tober 14, 1877, daughter of Albert G. and Ada 
F. (W'eller) Foote, whose children are: i. 
Mally, married Alfred Griggs, and has one 
child, Harold. 2. Carolyn Maude, referred to 
above. 3. Charles, married Mae Wheeler, and 
has Charles Norman. 4. Frances. Children of 
\\'illiam Dwight and Carolyn Maude ( F"oote I 
Gibby: Carolyn Maude, born March 11, 1905: 
ICdith F"lorence, July 19, ic>07 : William Foote, 
Se])tember 19, 1909. 

(The Budd Line). 

(H) Thomas ( 2 ). fourth son of Rev. Thomas 
Budd (q. v.), died after September 9, 1697, 
when he wTote his will. He held many imjxir- 
tant trusts in the province of New Jersey, was 
one of the most prominent men among the first 
generation of the proprietors of West Jersey, 
and until 1690, when he removed to Philadel- 
phia, was a merchant in Burlington. He mar- 
ried Susana , and had four children. 

mentioned in his will : John, referred to below ; 
Thomas; Mary; Rose. 

(HI) John, child of Tlionias {2) and Sus- 
ana Budd, who made his will when he was 
"very old." March 20. 1749, it being ]jroved 
September d following, removed from Bur- 
hngton to Hunterdon ctjunty. New Jersey, 
where he became progenitor of the Morris 
county branch of the family. He married 

Sarah , who survived him until about 

1760, and married (second), after his death. 
John Scott, of Hanover. Children: i. John, 
M. D., removed to Charleston, South Carolina. 
2. Thomas, died unmarried; surgeon in Cnited 
States navy, and blown up in the "Randol]3h." 
during her engagement with a I'ritish frigate. 

3. William, returned to England. 4. Berne, 

referred to below. 5. Susan, married 

Stewart, whose children became the founders 
of .'-itewartsville, .New Jersey. (>. Catharine, 
removed to Charleston, South Carolina, and 
married (iilchrist. 

(I\ ) Berne, son of John and Sarah Budd. 
married and had children: John, referred to 
below; William; David; Sarah. 

( \' ) John (3 ), son of Berne Budd. of I hni- 
ttrdon county, was a physician of some note in 
Hunterdon and Morris counties. He married 
(first) Mary, daughter of Moses L,um ; (sec- 
ond) Widow Betsey Cobert. Children, the 
last two by .second luarriage : 1. Dortee Berne, 
M. D., of New York; married Catharine Rey- 
nolds. 2. John S., referred to below. 3. \'in- 
cent \ .. married ( first ) Nancy Ward, ( sec- 
ond ) Jane Hancock. 4. Joanna \aste, mar- 
ried (first) Parrott Reynolds, (second) Noble 
Barry. 5. Caroline. 6. Mary, married John 
Meeker. 7. Phei;e, married ( first ) Edwin Tryam. 
S. Susan .Amanda, married .\mbrose Bruen. 
9. Jane C, married Israel Dickerson. 10. Eliza, 
married Stewart Marsh, M. D. 11. Sarah, 
married George Severn. 

( \'I ) John (4), son of John (3) and Mary 
( Fum) Budd, was born in Hunterdon county. 
New Jersey, and removed to Chatham, Morris 
county, where he died. He married Charlotte, 
daughter of .\aron M. \\'ard. (Children: John 
C.. married Bridget, or .Ann. Warren : Thomas 
D.. of -St. Louis. Missouri; Nancy .\. ; .Syl- 
vester I., married Elizabeth Crane; Stephen; 
Caroline E. ; Helen Day, referred to below ; 
Ludlow Day ; George S. ; Mary E. ; Frank M. 

(\'1I) Helen Day, daughter of John and 
Charlotte ( Ward ) B>udd, was born in Chatham, 
Morris county. New Jersey, January 20, 1839, 
and is now living at ^^7 Central avenue, New- 
ark. She married William James Gibby ((|. 
v.), of Princeton. 

The name Dodd, or Dod, is trace- 
Df^DD able to the twelfth centiUT in the 
reign of Henry II.. and ajipears to 
have been used first in the west of England on 
the border of Wales, being an ancient family 
going back to the crusades. Arms: .Argent 
on a gules, between two cotises wary. 
-Sable three crescents or. Crest : .\ serpent 
vcr issuing from and piercing a garb or. Motto: 
"In copia coutus" ( \\'ary in ]ilenty). 

( I ) Daniel Dodd. immigrant ancestor of 
C harles Edgar Dodd. late of Orange. New- 
Jersey, was born in England. He emigrated 
to .America, coming to Boston about 1640. He 



later appears with his wife. ^lary, at Rranford, 
Connecticut. lie died about i6W>, and his wife 
died AIa_v 26, 1O57, both being Iniried at Bran- 
ford. Their children, being left orphans, all 
removed to Newark, New Jersey, except Anna 
and Stephen, who settled at Guilford, Con- 
necticut. After the death of Daniel Dodd his 
sons, being all minors, petitioned the court 
that Richard Lawrence and Lawrence Ward 
might be their guardians and liave atlministra- 
tion in trust granted to them in their behalf. 

He married Alary . Cliildren: Mary, 

born about 164(1 : .\nna : Daniel, born about 
1650; Ebenezer. born December 11. 1(151, died 
i()75 : Daughter, born Alarch 29, i(j53; Ste- 
]>hen. born February i('), 1655, died October. 
i(j<ji : Samuel, mentioned below. 

( 1 1 ) Samuel, son of Daniel and .Mary Dodd. 
was born at Branford, Connecticut. May 2, 


lie came with his brothers and sister, 

Alary, to Newark, New Jersey, his father hav- 
ing dieil at liranford when he was nine years 
old, and his mother died when he was three 
weeks old. At a town meeting February 3, 
1678-79, then twenty-two years old, he was 
admitted a planter, and received his division 
of home lots adjoining his brother, Daniel. He 
received a grant of twenty-five acres the same 
year laid out already on Watsesson (Bloom- 
field) and that part of swamp laid out to him 
by the surveyor contained twenty-five acres. 
His lands were subsequently confirmed to him 
by patent from the jiroprietors. He was chosen 
constable in 1701-02. He died about 1714. 
and his will is dated ]'\'bruary 3, 171 2-1 3. and 

proved 1714. He married Alartha . 

Children : Samuel, menticined below ; Jona- 
than ; Mary, born ibf^S, died May 25, 1755; 
Martha; Rebecca, born 1703. died May 14, 
1745; Susanna; Hannah. 

(HI) Samuel (2), son of Samuel ( i ') and 
Martha Dodd. was born at I'loomfield, New 
Jersey, m 1695, died April id, 1773, buried in 
the old r)range cemetery. Fie was lieutenant 
of militia, and assessor of the town in 1740. 
He was a housewright by trade, and had a 
saw mill on Seccind river. Among items of 
his accounts is a charge "for twelve days work 
at framing." He married, abont 1730, Alary, 
daughter of Samuel Pierson, who was son of 
Thomas Pierson, of Newark. Children: Alar- 
tha, born Alay 20, 1731 ; Alary, December 26. 
1732; Hannah, December 18, 1734; Samuel, 
mentioned below; .Aaron, born January 13. 
T738; Rebekah. February 5, 1740; Ket'urah. 
July 2(1. 1741; Jemima, Alarch 25. 1747. 

(I\') SanuKJ (3), son of .Samuel (2) and 

Alary (Pierson) Dodd, was born at Bloom- 
field, New Jersey, January 11, i73(>, died July, 
17^5. of smallpiox. He married (first) Eliza- 
beth, daughter of James Hinman. Children: 
1. Jonas, born 1762; died August 20, 1770. 2. 
Naomi, born 1764: died May 24, 176(3. 3. 
\biathar, born 17(16; died August 20, 1818. 
.Samuel Dodd married (second) Sarah Bald- 
win, who died October 14, 1819, Children: 
.[. Elizabeth, born 1768; died August 20, 1770. 
5. Elizabeth, born 1774; died June 13, i7c;o. 
(). Samuel, born September 20, 1776; died 
January 21, 181 5. 7. Abner, mentioned below. 
8. Patty. 9. Naomi, born Febrnary 6, 1785; 
died February 18, 1850. 10. Lucy. 

(V) Abner, son of Samuel (3) and Sarah 
( r>aldwin ) Dodd, was born at Watsesson (now 
I'ldiimfield ), New Jersey, Alay 6, 1779, dieil in 
Bloiimfield, January 17, 1833. He was reared 
t<j the life of a farmer, and folio wetl this 
throughout his active career in connection with 
his business life. The farm and homestead, 
now owned by John AI. Dodd, has been in 
possession of the Dodd family over two hun- 
dred years. He had a stone cjuarry situated 
on the Bloonififcld road going to Newark, and 
this was very productive, he furnishing much 
of this product for building purposes. His 
homestead was situated near the Bloomfield 
pike on Watsessing avenue, and the farm con- 
tained about thirty acres. The Erie railroad 
cut the farm in two. He was major of a com- 
pany from Bloomfield in the war of 1812, 
going to Sandy Hook. He was a member of 
tJie Presbyterian church and a Whig in politics, 
lie married (first), January 26. 1800, Betsey 
Canfield, a descendant of Ebenezer Canfield, 
wdio with other Branford settlers at Newark 
in i6(56 signed the "Fundamental Agreement." 
Betsey ( Canfield ) Dodd was a most capable 
woman. Chiklren : I. Eliza, born 1801 ; mar- 
ried John Harrington. 2. Abner, mentioned 
below. 3. John AI., born 1806; married (first), 
1829, Sarah Ann Conklin ; (second) Deborah 
Jane Bennett. 4. Ann, born Alarch 14. 1807. 
.Vbner Dodd married ( second ) Charlotte W'al- 
ter. Children: 5. Sarah, married Henry Rob- 
inson. 6. Charlotte. 7. A-Iary. 

( \'I ) Abner (2), son of .Abner (i) and 
Betsey (Canfield) Dodd. was born at Bloom- 
field, New Jersey, in the old Dodd homestead, 
October 30, 1803, died at Orange, New Jersey, 
May 30. 1885. He was brought up in the 
family homestead, acquiring the usual common 
school education of a farmer's son at that 
period. He early learned the trade of saddler, 
and subsequently removed to NewaEk, where 



he soon establi>lied himself as a manufacturer 
of saddles, trunks and leather work with suc- 
cess. In 1837, the year known as the great 
financial panic, he and the entire business world 
suffered that depression which caused not only 
the loss of business but fortunes. From this 
Mr. Dodd never recovered. He was afterward 
in the emjiloy cijri. X. I'eters. a manufacturer 
of trunks in Xewark, following this for many 
years. He was a highly respected citizen, and 
an ardent churchman, being connected for some 
years with the old Third Presbyterian Church 
of Xewark, leaving that to join the South 
Baptist Church. He was an early Whig and 
later a Republican in politics. He married. 
April 6, 1829. .Ann Lindsey Harrison. l)orn 
October 30, 1809, died March 10, 1884, daugh- 
ter of Isaac T-Iarrison, who was a descendant 
of Sergeant Richard Harrison, one of the 
original settlers of Xewark. (-"hildren : i. 
Henrietta Carter, born January 23, 1830: died 
August 17, 1870; married, .April 15, 1843, Reu- 
ben Frederick J-farford, of Portland, .Maine: 
children: i. Helen Fidelia, born July 23, 1846, 
married John G. Gaynor, child. May: ii. Henri- 
etta Cornelia, born March 15, 1850, died Au- 
gust 17, 1870; iii. Kate Alto, born May 8. 
1852, died March 21, 1868; iv. Frederick H., 
born July 4, 1855, died March 2, 1868 ; v. Mary 
Caroline, born May 24, 1857, died July 28, 
1875; vi. Anna Loverine, born September i. 
1862, married Silas W. AUiro, children: Har- 
ford and (ierald. 2. Mary Caroline, born Feb- 
ruary II, 1831 : died April 10, 1857; married 
John P. Tracy ; child, Edward. 3. .Abby Eliza- 
beth, born Xovember 17, 1833; married, No- 
vember 13, 1849. John W. Stryker; children: 
i. Mary .Adelaide, born .August 25. 1830; ii. 
.Abner Dodd, born January 31, 1832 ; iii. Harry, 
born .August 7. 1839 ; iv. flerbert .A., born Alay 
18, 1866; v. Clara Louise, born August 28, 
1869; vi. Howard, born August 4, 1871. 4. 
Julia Adelaide, born .August 22, 1836; married 
(first), October 8, 1862, Charles Edwin Aymar. 
5. Charles Edgar, mentioned below. 6. George 
\\'hittield, born -April 9, 1841 : married, No- 
vember, 1887, Emma .Amelia Mangold : chil- 
dren : i. Margaret Christina, born .August 5, 
1888: ii. Minnie Gertrude, born February. 1892, 
died .August 28. 189''): iii. Lillian Evangeline, 
bom November 3, 1894. 7. .Anna Cornelia. 
born November 11. 1847: died October 21,. 

(ATI) Charles Edgar, son of Abner '(2) 
and .Ann Lindsey (Plarrison) Dodd. was born 
at Newark, New Jersey, November 6, 1838. on 
what was then Oak street, now Lafayette 

street. I lis educational trainin'g was received 
in the best private schools of his native town 
up to about eighteen years of age. when he was 
apprenticed to his uncle, John M. Dodd, to 
learn the trade of mason. After two years of 
his apprenticeshij). iiaving mastered every de- 
tail of his trade, he removed to (Jrange, .\e\v 
Jcr>ey. in 1 838, and at once started in business 
vn his own account. The following year, 1859, 
he signed a contract with James liogardus to 
go to Cuba, where he was engaged in erecting 
a sugar storehouse o|)posite Havana, where 
he was under contract for eight months. ( )n 
his return to his native land he remained in 
.New York City until the Ijreaking out of the 
civil war, when he enlisted in the fall of 1861 
and was assigned to a position in the C|uarter- 
master's department, and accompanied the ex- 
pedition to Port Royal under Dupont and .Sher- 
man. He remained at Hilton Head until the 
Inllowing year, and soon after his return he 
entered as a private in Company D, Twenty- 
second Regiment New York State Militia. Dur- 
ing (k'neral Early's invasion of Pennsylvania 
in 1863 he was with his regiment at the front 
and was stationed at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 
and his regiment was engaged in the action 
at Carlisle and Sporting Hill, and before the 
expiration of its term of service was ordered 
back to New A'ork to assist in quelling the 
draft riots. Mr. Dodd remained in active serv- 
ice with his regiment until 1863. He subse- 
(luently removed to Charleston, Illinois, where 
he settled for a year, working at his trade, but 
then returned via Atlanta and Savannah. .After 
spending a few months at his trade in New 
A'ork City, he removed to Orange, New Jer- 
se_\-. in 1867. and established himself in busi- 
ness as a mason and builder with Frederick 
W. Morris, under the firm name of Dodd & 
Morris, the partners being associated together 
ii|) tn 1880, when Mr. Dodd bought his jiart- 
ner's interests. From that time until his de- 
cease, Mr. Dodd continued the business in his 
own name and achieved a rejMitation as a 
builder second to none in the ( )ranges. The 
large contracts which had been awarded him 
embraced some of the largest and finest struc- 
tures in this section, and will remain as lasting 
mouinnents of his skill as a master builder and 
of the confidence reposed in him by his pat- 
rons. (Jne of the finest and most conspicuous 
as well as most expensive residences built by 
him is what was formerly known as the Peddie 
(now the Edison ) residence in Llewellyn Park. 
The David E. Green residence in die park, the 
Dr. Sew-ard residence on Main street, the Cush- 



ing residence on Munn avenue. East Orange, 
and the beautiful Free Public Library on Main 
street, Orange, were all constructed by him. 
also many residences at the "Summit." 

As a citizen Air. Dodd was a representative 
of the two oldest families in Esse.x county, 
both his father and mother descending from 
the original settlers by the names of Dodd and 
Harrison, and for probity and honor he main- 
tained that rejmtation which for more than 
two hundred years has characterized the fam- 
il)-. Air. Dodd was a professeil nieml)er of the 
L^roome Street Presbyterian Church of New 
York City, but during the major part of his 
life attended th.e h'irst Presbyterian Church at 
Orange, lie was decidedly an ardent sup- 
porter of the Republican party. In 1872 he 
was elected to the common council of Orange, 
and for three years was chairman of the com- 
mittee on fire department. He advocated and 
brought about the reorganization of the de- 
partment from a volunteer to a regular duty 
one. He became repeatedly prominent as chair- 
man of the committee appointed to devise and 
promote the adoption of a public water supply 
system, and when the present system was first 
launched he became by appointment its super- 
intendent and organized the department as it 
later existed. He was for a number of years 
manager of the Music Hall of Orange, and was 
successful in this office. He was a member of 
Cnion Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, at 
Orange, and was exalted in Orange Chapter, 
Royal Arch Masons, at Orange. He was a 
member of the New England Society of Orange, 
being prominent in this organization. He was 
a member of L'zal Dodd Post, Grand Army of 
tlie Republic. 

Mr. Dodd married (first), October 19, 1864, 
Josephine Irwin, of New York City, died May 
7, 1872. He married (second), September 22, 
1873, Helen Sturtevant, born January 29, 1852. 
at Brooklyn, daughter of David and Margaret 
(Rockefeller) Sturtevant, of Brooklyn, the 
former of whom was engaged in the hay and 
grain business. Children of first wife: Anna 
Marian, born August 29, 1867, died January 
7, 1893; Josephine, born June 10, i8(X), died 
September 19, 1870. 

The family of Alden are of Eng- 
ALDEN lish extraction and have been 

traced back to about the year 
1300, during the reign of Edward I. No known 
effort has been made to go beyond this. There 
seems to have been three ways of spelling the 
name — Alden, Aldon and C)lden, and the first 

would appear to be correct as the record is 
made clearer, although the descendants of Gov- 
ernor ()lden, of New Jersey, claim their fam- 
ily an entirely distinct one. The Alden coat- 
of-arms, which is on record, was given to 
"John Alden," of Hertfordshire, England, a 
member of the "Middle Temple," and inter- 
])reted denotes respectability, civil service and 
some military renown. 

The American branch of the family appear 
to have had very little desire to parade their 
English ancestry, being satisfied to start with 
the Pilgrim, John, who came over to this coun- 
try in the "Mayflower" at the age of twenty- 
one years, and died in Duxbury, Massachu- 
setts, at the age of eighty-seven years. He 
came from Hertfordshire, England. In 1621 
he married I'riscilla Mullins, or Molines, and 
his courtship has been romantically portrayed 
in a creation of the poet Longfellow. The 
family of Alden in this country as well as in 
England have not produced a numerous prog- 
eny; of all the families of the Pilgrims, its 
representatives are the least numerous, but a 
noted characteristic is their longevity ; during 
the first six generations two lived to be a hun- 
dred years and over ; thirteen ninety years ; 
fifty-four eighty years ; and one hundred, sev- 
enty years and over. A similarity in names 
through all the lines and a remarkable similar- 
ity in features has been noted. "Pilgrim John" 
moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts, in 1624, 
and built, but rebuilt in 1653, and that house, 
one of the four oldest in New England, stands 
at the ]iresent time ( 1910) and is occupied by 
his descendant, John .Mden (8). Every year 
the Aldens and their connections make a pil- 
grimage to the old house as their "Mecca." 
Among the Alden descendants were Presi- 
dents John Adams and John Ouincy Adams, 
Henry \\'adsworth Longfellow, Alden Brad- 
ford (who were Aldens on the female side), 
Henry Mills, editor of Harpers' Magazine. 
about 1870 ; Rear-Admiral James Alden, LInited 
States Navy ; Timothy Alden, inventor of the 
t\])e-setting machine ; William Livingston Al- 
den, consul general at Rome ; Joseph Alden, 
president of Jefferson College ; Mrs. Isabella 
M. Alden (Pansy), and many others who have 
been more or less interested in the building up 
of this country. The majority, however, have 
been of a literary or mercantile turn of mind. 
The line of descent from Pilgrim John .\lden 
is as follows: Joseph, Isaac, John, Jonathan, 
Jonathan (2), James, James \\'eeks, James 
Gamble Alden. 

Captain James Alden, grandfather of James 



Gamble Aldcn, was born in New York l ity, 
February 9, 1772, died in Newark, New Jer- 
sy, March 20, 1862. He moved to Newark in 
181 5. He was the owner of two scliooners, 
one of which, the "Northern Liberties," he 
built on the Passaic river, altogether of Jersey 
timber, and by Jersey workmen. It w^as a 
memorable occasion, even the military turning 
cut at the launching, as it was the first large 
vessel built at Newark. The vessels plied be- 
tween Newark and Albany, New York. Cap- 
tain Alden also owned a lumber yard on the 
river bank. He w'as a religious man, attending 
the Methodist church; was a Whig in politics; 
always charitable, highly respected, and con- 
sidered in afifiuent circumstances for the time. 
He married, December 8, 1800, .Ann Weeks, 
born April 18, 1778, died January 30, 1849 
Children: i. James Weeks, see forward. 2. 
Thomas C, married Mary Thompson ; chil- 
dren : Fannie, wife of a Mr. ^\'hite, of New- 
ark: Minnie, unmarried; Mary, wife of Sum- 
ner M. Gilman, of Newark, 3. Joseph L. (colo- 
nel I . married Rebecca Lang, the survivor of 
their children being Herbert C. .\ldcn. mechan- 
ical engineer. New York City. 4. Matilda, mar- 
ried \\'illiam Silvey, of Newark ; children : .\nn 
Eliza Plume, of Orange, New Jersey: James 
Alden Silvey, of New "S'ork City. 5. Sarah, mar- 
ried (first) John Mackenzie; (second) Thomas 
.\lden Hornsey. 

James Weeks Alden, father of James Gam- 
ble .\l(len. was born in New York City, May 4, 
1815, died in Newark, New Jersey, .\pril 22, 
1893. His parents moved to Newark the year 
of his birth. He was ariprenticed ( as was the 
custom) to a coach maker. He served his time, 
but in the panic of 1837 was compelled to go 
into some other line of business. Being a great 
lover of music and having studied it for some 
years, he took it up as a profession. He had 
a fine bass voice, and being a nian of ability in 
this line soon became prominent. He sang 
in grand opera and helped to form the Llar- 
monic and Mendelssohn singing societies of 
New York ; was a chorister in several churches, 
and a member of the celebrated vocal quar- 
tette known as the "Four Jims," a quartette 
which gave the people of Newark many pleas- 
ant evenings, and old citizens still recollect it. 
Tt was composed of Jim .\lden. Jim Gamble, 
Jim Carter and Jim Ross, all gentlemen of 
highly respected connections. 

Mr. .Mden was an Odd Fellow and a Free 
Mason, a christian gentleman, with liberal views, 
a Republican in politics, and at one time a 
member of the crack company known as the 

"Jersey I Hues." During the civil war he ^ent 
one son to the army who served three years. 
During the draft riots in New York City, Mr. 
.Mden volunteered and was accepted as a spe- 
cial officer to patrol the streets, no easy or safe 
matter at the time. He was found dead in bed 
from heart failure at the residence of his son 
in Newark, at the age of seventy-eight, yet he 
did not look to be older than si.xty. He left 
many friends, and his funeral at night, in the 
Church of the Redeemer, was a memorable 
event. The services were partly Masonic. His 
father's stone mansion on Belleville avenue 
was an old landmark, said to have been the 
oldest house in Newark when torn dow'n ; it 
antedated the revolution. Mr. Alden married, 
(Jctober 26, 1836, .\nna Margaret Williams, in 
New York City. She died October 22, 1859. 
She W'as a daughter of Aaron Lane and Mar- 
garet (Ellsworth) Williams, granddaughter of 
Aaron Lane Williams, and great-granddaugh- 
ter of Jonathan Williams, who served through 
the revolutionary war in the Second Regiment, 
Esse.x county. New Jersey. Margaret ( Ells- 
worth ) Williams was a daughter of John Ells- 
worth Jr., and granddaughter of John Ells- 
worth. John Ellsworth Jr. served in the revo- 
lutionary war in a New York regiment, Cap- 
tain \'an Zant, Colonel Lasher. Children of 
Mr. and ]\Irs. Alden: i. I'rederic Cox, of New 
"S'ork City ; married Emma Brooks, of New- 
burg, New York. 2. Emily Louisa, married 
Captain James P. Thompson, of Christiana, 
Denmark ; both deceased. 3. James Gamble, 
see forward, 

James Gamble Alden was born on Com- 
merce street, Newark, New Jersey. July 18. 
1844. He was named for Jameg Gamble, one 
of the celebrated "Four Jims." He was sent 
to a private instructor for several years, and 
when the family moved to New Y'ork City at- 
tended public school. No. 12, from which he 
graduated to the New York Academy, now 
the College of the City of New York. .Vfter 
leaving college he entered the hardware trade 
and remained until 1870, when he entered the 
employ of the Star Fire Insurance Company 
of New York City, .'\fter eight years he left 
to become assistant secretary of the Northern 
Insurance Company of New York, of Water- 
town, New York, the "Little Hartford of 
.•\merica," from whence so many public men 
have come. After six years service there he 
returned to New York 'City to accept the 
American superintendency of the Standard Fire 
Office of London, England, a $5,000,000 cor- 
poration. He remained with the latter con- 

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cern until its w itlnlrawal frijiii tlie L'liited 
States on account of disastrous losses in France 
and Russia, when he became general agent of 
tlie old Jrving Insurance Company of New 
^'ork, and worked that company's business up 
to the satisfaction of the stockholders. He 
then took up the general fire insurance broker- 
age businesss. and has since continued in that 
branch <<{ the business, having an experience 
cif over fnrtv vears m tilling jjositions fruni 
office boy to manager, including field man and 
adjuster of losses. Mr. .\lden has ahva\-s been 
a stamich Re])ublican ; was fur -everal year-- 
chairman of the tenth ward committee, and a 
member of the count}' e.xecutive committee. 
He has been a member of the grand jury, is 
well known, and has hosts of friends. He is 
a member of the Masonic fraternity, the ( )rder 
of Elks, th.e In/proved Order of Red Men, the 
Republican Club, the Thirteen Club, and sev- 
eral other local clubs. He attends the Cni- 
versalist church. During the latter part nf the 
civil war he enlisted in a New ^'llrk regiment, 
was sent to cam;), but as the war ended shortly 
after he saw no active service and was dis- 
charged. He volunteered and served in New 
\ork in the draft riots of 1864. In 1874 he 
enlisted in the Twenty-sectmd Regiment, .Na- 
tional Guard, State of New York, the insur- 
ance regiment, and served seven years, and 
while a member went through both "Orange 
Riots." With the exception of a few years 
residence in Xew York and in traveling, he 
was a lifelong resident of Newark: for some 
years past he has had a summer place in West 
Summit, New Jersey, but dis])osed of it in 

Mr, .\lden married, March 2, \S(\^. in New- 
ark, Mary \'iva Nelson, a cultivated woman, 
and an exceptional wife and mother. She was 
born in Belfast, Ireland, March i, 1847, and 
came to this country with her parents when 
two years of age. She was the daughter of 
W'illiam and Jane ( Parker ) Nelson, who were 
the parents of other children, namely: Robert, 
a machinist, Elizabeth, New Jersey : Elizabeth 
Hall, widow of Charles Hall, of Newark : 
.A.nnie, wife of Charles Douglass, of Kansas 
City, Missouri: Emma, deceased wife of Frank 
Sipp, also deceased. Mrs. Nelson was related 
to the Parkers and Martins of Central New 
\ork: she was an old school Presbyterian and 
a most estimable woman. William Nelson, 
father of Mrs. ,\lden, was bcrn 1808, died 
i8c)c); he was an old time blacksmith wdien it 
required skill; was at one time foreman c.f 
Rogers locomotive works at Paterson, .New 

Jersey, in the blacksmith department. At the 
outbreak of the civil war he joined the Fifth 
Regiment of New Jersey, Company E, Cap- 
tain Gould, and participated to the end of the 
war, having a most enviable record. He was 
wnunded several times, and when discharged 
was awarded the highest bounty given any 
private soldier. In the battle of Gettysburg 
but five men of his company were able to re- 
sivind to roll call after the fight. He fought 
m the battles of Williamsburg, Second Bull Run, 
Warrington Junction, Malvern Hill, Fredericks- 
burg (first and second), Gettysburg, York- 
town, .Seven Pines, seven days before Rich- 
mond — in all. twenty-six battles, great and 
small. He was an Episcopalian by faith. Chil- 
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Alden: i. Emily Louisa, 
born June 2. 1868; unmarried; etlucated in 
grammar and high schools of Newark ; resides 
at home. 2, Eleanor Nelson, born May 9, 
1876; educated at grammar schools and State 
Normal School, Trenton, New Jersey ; now 
teaching in Rutherford, New Jersey. 3. Mary 
Marguerite, born November 20, 1882; edu- 
cated at grammar school and State Normal 
.Schiiol ; now teaching school in Newark. 4. 
James Weeks, born July 17, 1880, in Water- 
tnwn. Xew York; educated in grammar schools 
and Stevens Technical Institute, Hoboken, New 
Jersey: graduated as mechanical engineer: is 
now wdth the Public Service Corporation ; mar- 
ried Ida liallantine, uf P.ernardsville, New Jer- 

John Wesley Wade, the first mem- 
WADE her of this family of whom wc 
have definite information, married 
Maria Patten, daughter of John Dunlap,of Lan- 
caster county, Pennsylvania, who was of Scotch- 
Irish descent. Children: I. Elizabeth Jane, 
married Francis Herbert Ware, of Bridgeton ; 
children: Francis X'ernon W'are. M. D., Carl 
Nash Ware, Esfp, the latter miw dead, Leon 
Ware, Mabel Langley Ware, Lulu ^\'are and 
F'rederick \\'are. 2. John Wallace, referred to 
below. 3. Ella Lucelia, married Albert Charles- 
worth, of Millville, New Jersey, concerning 
whose ancestry and descendants see index. 4. 
foseph Houston, married Effie D. Wallen : chil- 
dren: Newton Benjamin, a civil engineer of 
Millville. New Jersey: Hazel and Miriam. 5. 
lienjamin Lincoln, married Elizabeth Madden; 
children: Emily and Clearfield Park. 6. I,ulu 
Rachel, married FVovie Flannegan ; children : 
Ethel Flannegan, .Mice Flannegan, Nina Flan- 
negan and Paul Flannegan. 

(II) Dr. John Wallace, son of John Wes- 



ley and Maria Patten ( Diinlap ) Wade, was 
born in Lancaster county, I'ennsylvania, De- 
cember 9, 1855. and is now living in Millville. 
New Jersey, where he has been successfully 
j)racticing medicine for many years. He is 
president of the Milhille .Medical Society; 
president of the .Milhille Hoard of Healtli : 
censor of the Cumberlanil C'ounty .Medical 
Society: member of the Tri-county Medical 
Society, Xew Jersey State Medical Society, 
Xew Jersey State Sanitary .\ss(jciation, .A.mer- 
ican Medical .\ssociation, .American Public 
Health .Association. .American .Vssociation for 
the .Advancement of Science, .American Health 
League, .American Tuberculosis Society, .Amer- 
ican Reformed Spelling .Association. The Physi- 
cians National P>oard of Regents. .American 
Civic Association, and of the National Geo- 
graphic Society of Washington, D. C. He is also 
a member of the Medico-chirurgical College of 
Philadelphia: a graduate of the Philadelphia 
University of Aledicine and Surgery. 1876 ; of 
the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 
1884: and holds a diploma from the Philadel- 
phia Lying-in Charity Hospital : the I'ennsyl- 
vania Hospital. AlcClellan's School of .Anatomy 
and Surgery, Shoemaker's Hospital for Skin 
Diseases; life member J. M. C. .Alumni .Asso- 
ciation, etc. 

He married. June 20. 1880. .Amy Pieebe. 
daughter of Arthur and Mary .Ann (Hamp- 
shire ) W'escott, who was born in Columbia, 
Atlantic county, Xew Jersey. May 20, 1852. 
Dr. Wade and wife are members of the First 
Presbyterian Church. Millville. Xew Jersey. 

r>ubbert Cijsbertsz, the 
WAX PLARCOM founder of the \an 

rUarcom family in 
America, was born in Holland, in 1600, or 
1 601. .At the time of his emigration he was 
married and had three sons, and was living in 
the village of Blaricum. near Xaarden, in the 
Goeylant, a district in the southeast part of 
the province of Xortli Holland. .April 15, 
1634, the Patroon Kiliaen van Rennsalaer matle 
a contnict with him. according to the term of 
w^hich Lubbert (iijsbertsz was to come over to 
the patroon's new colony of Rennsalaerwyck 
and settle himself and his family there as the 
wagon maker or wheelwright of the colony, 
and in return the juUroon was to give him the 
fourth farm which he surveyed and laid out in 
his western manor. Lubbert embarked for 
the new world with his wife and three sons on 
''de Eendracht." wdiich sailed from the Texel 
in the beginning of May, 1634, and arrived at 

Rennsalaerswyck about two months later, as 
Lubbert's accounts with the colony begin July 
]5. \<>^4. I'rom that date they continue steadily 
until the year 1647, wdien, or perha])s a little 
later, he remcned to Xew .Amsterdam, where 
he remained several years. December 5. 1654, 
he and his sons, (iijsbert and Jan, and his son- 
in-law. Hendrick Jansen van Schalckwyck. re- 
ceived their patents for the land "between 
Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol," with the 
other firiginal patentees of the town of I'er- 
gen, Lubbert being granted fifty morgens and 
each of his sons and his son-in-law granted 
twenty-five morgens. it is noteworthy that 
Lubbert's tract was the only fifty morgen tract 
among the patentees, each of the others getting 
only twenty-five apiece. Lubbert Gijsbertsz left 
thiis tract or the greater part of it to his oldest 
son, Ciijsbertsz. who in turn left it to his only 
son, Lubbert. This son dying without issue, 
it passed into the hands of his sisters, .Annetje 
and (iijsbertje. who in 1729 and 1730 deeded 
it to Charles Dorland, son of the latter and 
great-grandson of the original jjatentee. Lub- 
bert Gijsbertsz married in Holland, about 1620, 
Divertigen Cornells. Children, the first three 
born in Holland, the others in Rennsalaers- 
wyck: I. Gijsbert, born 1623. or 1624: mar- 
ried, in Xew .Amsterdam, February 24, 1655. 
Lijsbet Thomas, an Englishwoman fri)m Lon- 
don. 2. Theus, born about 1628: married in 
Xew .Amsterdam, October 10. 1655. Trijntje 
Jans : removed to Alidwout. and later to Pirook- 
lyn, and became one of the ancestors of the 
Th)s. Tice or Tise family. 3. Jan. referred to 
below. 4. Gerrit. 5. Hans. 6. Trijntje. mar- 
ried in Xew .Amsterdam, December 4. 1652. 
llendrick Jansen van .Schalckwyck. 7. Lijsbet. 
married Dirck Evertsen. 8. Eveitje. 9. Di- 

(H) Jan Lubbertse, son of Lubbert C,[j>- 
bertsz and Divertigen Cornells, was born in 
Holland, about 1632. He is sometimes known 
in the old records as Jan Captijn, that is, Jan 
"the Ca|)tain," so that it is probable that he 
served at one time in the colonial soldiery. .An 
additional circumstance rendering this more 
probable is the fact that the Ijcrgen patents 
were most of them rewards to soldiers for 
military services: further corroboration is his 
signature, "Jan Captijn." to the petition of the 
Gomoenpa farmers in 1658 to the director- 
general, for permission to return to their bou- 
weries fr(;m which they had been driven by 
the Indians. Jan r,ubbertse was brought over 
to Rennsalaerswyck by his father when he 
was only eighteen months old. He went with 



liim to Xew Ani^tenlani, where he probably 
served his term of military service, and where 
he received the appointment of clerk in the 
office of the secretary of the colony, Septem- 
ber 8, 1654. Four years later, August 13, 1658, 
he was licensed "to teach reading, writing and 
cyphering" in the town; and in 1663 he was 
one of the commissioners appointed to fortify 
Bergen Hill and Town. He married in New 
Amsterdam, June 7, 1659, Magdaleentje Jans 
Theuniss van X'oorsthuijsen. Children: i. 
Marijtje, baptized December 29, 1660: prob- 
ably died young. 2. Marijtje. baptized Decem- 
ber 30, 1661 ; married, March 14, 1680, Hend- 
rick Hoppe. 3. Pieter, baptized May 6, 1665; 
married (first), June 22, 1683, Elizabeth Sy- 
mens van L^jtlniijsen : ( second) Jacomina Cor- 
nelise, (third) November 14, 1719, Antje Mei- 
jiers, widow of Sanuiel Leedt. 4. Johannes, 
bajitized November 3, 16(17 ; married, July 

16, 1693, Metje Jans Syniensen. 5. Divertje, 
baptized January 31, 1670; married, .April 22, 
1689, Wouter Willemse. 6. Catharijn, bap- 
tized June 2, 1672; died young. 7. Cathrijntje, 
baptized October 10, 1675; married, July 12, 
1696, Abel Reddenhars. 8. Lubbert. baptized 
March 12, 1677; married Eugeltje Hendricks. 
9. Willem, baptized .April 7, 1679. 10. Gijsbert, 
referred to below. 11. Hester, baptized May 
31, 1684; married August 2"], 1707, I^ouwrens 

(HI) Gijsbert Janse, son of Jan Lubbertse 
and Magdaleentje Jans, was baptized in Ber- 
gen, May 21, 1682. Shortly after his first 
marriage he ap]5ears to have removed from 
Bergen to the vicinity of Hackensack, where 
he was admitted as a church member in 171 5. 
He married (first) in Bergen, January 16, 
1706, Magdalcna Lacomba ; (second), about 
1 72 1, .Kntje Christie. Children, four by the 
first marriage, seven by the second: t. Jan, 
referred to below. 2. Marijtje, baptized April 

17. 1715: married, Novemljer 24, 1732, Con- 
ladus Bos. 3, Antoni, baptized April 12, 1719: 
married, December fi, 1745, Marijtje Reyersen. 
4. Stijntje, probably a child of Gijsbert and his 
first wife. 5. Willem. baptized August 27. 
1721 ; married Frena Cammegaren. 6. Hend- 
rick, baptized January 20, 1723; married, June 
15, 1749, Elizabeth Kouwenhoven (see index). 
7. Elena, baptized July 19, 1724; married, May 
3, 1748, Jacob Ferdon. 8. Jacobus, baptized 
December 17, 1727: married Lammetje \^an 
Giesen. 9. .Xntje, married probably Johannes 
E. Vreeland. 

(IV) Jan, son of Gijsbert Janse and Elena 
(Lacomba) Van Blarcom, was baptized in 

Hackensack, New Jersey, February 25, 1710. 
the witnesses or sponsors being his uncle Pieter 
and his wife. Pie appears to have removed 
shortly after the birth of his eldest child from 
Hackensack, to the neighburhood of Acc|uack- 
enonck (now Passaic). He married October 
13, 1738, Vroutjen Kip. Children: Hendrick ; 
Hendrick, referred to below ; Anthony, married 
.•\nnatje Kool ; John, married Catharine Van 
Ry|:)en ; Nicasie, married Catharine Post. 

(V) Hendrick, son of Jan and Vrouwtjen 
( Kip ) Van Blarcom, was baptized in Hack- 
ensack, May 18, 1740, and lived in Acf|uack- 
enonck. He enlisted during the revolutionary 
war and served as captain of the Second Regi- 
ment, Essex County Militia. He married (first) 
November 20, 1763, Annatje Van Winkel, 
(second), July 15, 1784. Elizabeth Zabriskie. 
Children, four by first marriage, one by sec- 
ond marriage, and two by either first or sec- 
ond wife: I. Johannes, referred to below. 2. 
Abraham, baptized September 14, 1767: mar- 
ried probably either Jane Meyers or Belitje 
Westervelt. 3. Vrouwtje, born May 20, 1774; 
married John C. Vreeland. 4. Maria, born 
December 5, 1776; married probably either 
John Booth or Jacobus Sickels. 5. Annatje, 
born July I, 1786: married possibly Cornelius 
Wortendyk. 6. Henry. 7. Catharine. 

( \ I ) Johannes, son of Hendrick and Anna- 
tje (\''an Winkel) Van Blarcom, was born in 
Acquackenonck, New Jersey, September 10, 
1765, and died near Paterson, New Jersey, 
December 27, 1853. He married, September 
2, 1787, Antje, born August 12, 1768, died 
October 22, 1853, daughter of Brant and Char- 
ity (Spear) Jacobus. Children, all born in 
the borough of Paterson: i. Brant, referred 
to below. 2. Hannah, born January 5, 1791 : 
married Anthony A. Jacobus, or Garrabrant 
\'an Riper. 3. James, born March 20, 1793. 
4. Charity, "Garretse" or "Gerritje," born No- 
vember 16, 1795; died August 18, 1840; mar- 
ried Henry Yereance. 5. Mary, born May 31, 
1798; married Henry P. Doremus. 6. Hend- 
rick, born January 26, 1801 ; died March 4, 
1841 ; married Mary Kessler. 7. Antje, born 
November 8, 1804. 8. Susan, born June 9, 
1807, married \\'illiam Doremus. 9. Catharine, 
born April 23, 1810. 

(VII) Brandt, son of Johannes and .\ntje 
(Jacobus) Van Blarcom, was born in Pater- 
son, New Jersey, August 20, 1788, and died 
there, June 3, 1865. He was a very prudent 
and successful business man and added ma- 
terially to the property he inherited from his 
father. He was also a man of widely spread 


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influence, and enjoyed the pleasant distinctinn 
of having heen appointed the first mayor cl tlic 
city of Paterson, before the city had duly elect- 
ed its first official for that post. He married 
April 6, 1817, Gitty. daughter of Jacob and 
Jane (\'an Winkel ) \'an Riper, of Ruther- 
ford (formerly Roiling Springs, New Jersey), 
and connected with nearly all the old families 
of that region. Children, all born in P;iier- 
son : I. Jacob Van Riper, born April 21, iQiS. 
2. John B., referred to below. ,v Henry, born 
CVtober 2, 1821 ; died young. 4. Jane, born 
July 7, 1823: died in infancy. 5. Jane, born 
January 23, 1825. 6. Ann, born February 23, 
1827; died June 17, 1901. 7. James, born 
May I, 1829. 8. Henry, referred to below. 9. 
Elsie Maria, born July 19, 1833. 10. Charity. 
born October 23, 1835. 11. Ciarrabrant, born 
July 20, 1839: died February 17, 1910. 

(■ Vnil John B..son of Brandt and Gitty ( \'an 
Riper) \'an Rlarcom, was born in Paterson. 
Xew Jersey, January 14, 1820. and died ther^, 
A]iril 4. or 22, 1898. He married, about 1838, 
Aletta Hogencamp, who died May 20, 1894. 
Cliildren : Brandt, born January 2, 1840: Mar- 
garet .Ann, born April 21, 1842, died April 4, 
1893; Jane, born January 22, 1844; RIaria, 
born January 30, 1846, died August 12, 1847 

fX'HI) Henry, son of Brandt and Gitty 
(Van Riper) \'an Blarcom, was born in Pater- 
son, Xew Jersey, April 11, 1831. and died 
there June 5, 1869. He was given a practical 
education, and afterwards entered upon the 
study of medicine under the preceptorship of 
Dr. Watson, of New York City. He also took 
a thorough course in the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons of New York, now the medical 
department of Columbia University, and re- 
ceived his M. D. degree in 1855. Later he 
served one and a half years as interne in the 
New York Hospital, and then settled for prac- 
tice in Paterson, New Jersey, where he was 
one of the most prominent physicians of the 
city until the time of his death. He was an 
attendant of the Dutch Reformed church, an 
active member of the Passaic County Medical 
Society, and was a member of the local chajjter 
of the F. and .\. M. of Paterson. He married, 
Alay 22, i860, Caroline M., daughter of (leorge 
and Maria (Lydecker) Green, of New York 
City, who on her mother's side possesses an 
ancient Dutch lineage as old as her husband's. 
Children: George Green, referred to below; 
Gertrude Thurston. 

(IX) George Green, son of Dr. Henry and 
Caroline M. (Green) Van Blarcom, was born 

in Paterson, New Jersey, November 15, 1861, 
and died there, unmarried, .March 9, 1906. He 
graduated from Columbia University, and 
after spending two years studying medicine 
with Dr. Robert Weir, of New York, entered 
the College of I'hysicians and Surgeons. He 
was a member of the Holland Society of New 
^'ork. which comments thus in its year book 
for 1906, upon Dr. (jreen's death: "In the 
midst of his work he fell a victim to sclerosis 
of the motor tract of the left side of the brain, 
and became gradually a helpless invalid — a sad 
change from active manhood to the inert burden 
of a wheeled chair. With all this he was 
patient and almost invarial)ly cheerful, his 
mind being unimpaired and events of the day 
being appreciatively discussed. For years, and 
in all sorts of weather, he and his chair were 
familiar sights to those whose paths went near 
213 Hamilton avenue, in Paterson, New Jer- 
sev, where he lived with his mother and sister.'' 

( HI) .\lbert .Stevense, son of 
\'OORHIS Steven Coerte \'an Voorhees 

((|.v. ), emigrated with his 
father in 1660 and resided at first in Flatlands, 
where his name is found on the assessment 
roll of 1683. In 1686 he obtained a patent 
for a large tract of land, on the west side of 
the Hackensack river, between Kinderkamack 
and Hackensack, to which he removed and 
where the major part of his descendants still 
dwell. He was one of the organizers of the 
First Dutch Church of Hackensack, and he 
and Hendrick Jorise Brinckerhoff were among 
the first elders chosen. He married (first) 
Barentje Willemse ; (second) Ajiril 24, 1681, 
Tilletje Reiniers. daughter of Reinier Wizzel- 
penning and Jannetje Snediker; (third) 
Helena \'an der Shure. Children: i. Cornelia 
Albertse, baptized October 14. 1681 ; married, 
April 17, 1703. Juriaen Lubbertse W'estervelt. 
2 Stephen Albertse, baptized October 28, 
1683, died in infancy. 3. Stephen Albertse 
(2d), baptized April 12, 1685; married, Octo- 
ber 10. 1707, Jannetje Aljie, or Alyea. 4. 
Jannetje .Albertse: married, October 4, 1712. 
Gerret Abramse .\ckerman. 5. William 
Albertse, born 1694, died July 19, 1745; mar- 
ried (first), April 19. 1718, Sussana Faroe, 
(second) January 6, 1728, Maria \'an Gelden. 
6. Margrietje Albertse. born 1695; married. 
.\pril I, 1716, Peter Aljie, or Alyea. 7. Lucas 
.Albertse, baptized February 26, 1(199: mar- 
ried, July 30, 1726. .Annatie Kip. 8. Jacobus. 
born 1700; married, August 5, 1732, Jannetje 



Ackernian. 1;. Rachel Albcrtse, baptized 
(Jctober (1, 1702; married (jellyn or Julian 
Ackernian. lo-ii. Albert Albertse and Petrus 
Albertse. both referred to below. 12. Isaac 
Albertse, baptized August i, 1708; married. 
October 6, 1730. L'rseltje Romeyn. 13. 
Femmetje .Mbertse ; married Jacob Vander- 
beeck. 14. W'illemptje Albertse, married 
(first) Cornells Hougaert, (second) Johanis 
Slodt. 15. Jan Albertse, married, March 18, 
1721, Elizaljeth \'an ( )rden. 

(I\A Albert Albertse, son of Albert 
Stevense van \'oorhees, was born in Flatlands, 
Long Island, where he was baptized July 27, 
1704. lie married, May 24, 1735, Cornelia 
\ an Gieson. Chililren: i. Lena, l^aptized 
May g, 1737; married, February, 1753, Chris- 
topher Zabriskie. 2. Sarah, baptized Novem- 
ber 19, 173S: married, November, 175C1, Jacob 
Bogert. 3. .Vlbert, baptized .September 3, 
1741, died in infancy. 4. Christina, baptized 
December 18, 1743: married, July 31, 17^)2, 
Nicholas lirinckerjioff. 5. Albert, liaptized 
August 28, 174^), died in infancy. 6. Magrietje, 
baptized October 28, 1750. 7. Albert, referred 
to below. 8. Petrus, baptized 1762. 

( V ) Albert, son of Albert Albertse and 
Cornelia ( Van Gieson ) van \'oorhees, was 
bai)tized in Hackensack, June 24, 1759, and his 
will dated January 22. 1818, was proved I'^eb- 
ruary 18, 1822. He lived at New Barbadoes, 
Bergen county. New Jersey. His descendants 
spell the name N'oorhis. July 22, 1778, he 
married Rachel I Io])per. Children: I.Albert, 
baptized July 2, 1779: married, January i, 
1814, Margaret Dennison. 2. Cornelis, born 
October 7, 1781, married .Mbert, Demarest. 
3. John, l)(.]rn .September 3, 1786, died unmar- 
ried. 4. llendrick, born November 13, 1788, 
died lumiarried. 5. Elizabeth, born about 
1790, married Jacob Terbune. 6. Lena, born 
August 27, 1793; married John van Soun. 7. 
Rachel, burn Se])tember 30, 1795, died in 
infancy. 8. Rachel ( 2d ), born August 6, 1798, 
died unmarried. 9. ( larret, born April 3. 1800, 
died unmarried. 10. .\ndrew Hopper, referred 
to below . 

( \'I ) .Andrew Hopper \'oorhis, son of 
Albert and Rachel (Hopper) van Voorhees, 
was born at New Barbadoes, C)ctober I, 1802. 
He was a farmer at Maywood, New lersey, 
a member of the Dutch Reformed church, 
superintendent of the Sunday School, and in 
politics a Democrat. He married, March 23, 
1826, Maria Saloma Schoonmaker. who died 
March 5, 1847. Children: Euphemia, referred 

to below ; Elizabeth : Jnhn H., of Mavwood, 
New Jersey, born March 4, 1836, married. 
November 2}, 1858, Anna Maria Demorest. 

(\TI) Euphemia, daughter of Andrew 
Hop])er and Maria Saloma (Schoonmaker) 
\'oorhis, was born at Maywood, New Jersey, 
April 29, 1827, and died in January, 1897. 
She married, August 15, 1824, in Maywood, 
New Jersey, Thomas, son of George and Sarah 
(Van Beuren) Voorhis, whose ancestry fol- 
lows : 

{IV) Petrus Albertse, .son of Albert 
Stevense Van Voorhees, was born in Flatlands, 
November 3, 1706. He lived near Hackensack, 
and married, May 25, 1734, Geesjean Romeyn, 
who was baptized in 1719. Children: i. 
Lena, bajitizeil May 26, 1735, died in infancy. 
2. Daniel, ba])tized December 18, 1737; mar- 
ried, August 1 , 1 762, Maria Tallman ; during the 
revolution he was a hotel proprietor at Hack- 
ensack, and after that removed first to Louis 
ville, Kentucky, ami then t(j (Jhio. 3. Lena, 
baptized October 14, 1739: married, Novem- 
ber 28, 1756, Albert lianta. 4. .\lbert P., 
referred to below. 5. Johanis, baptized Octo- 
ber 19, 1755. 6. Peter, baptized Oct(.iber 14, 
1762; married (first) Elizabeth Demarest, 
(second) Mrs. Ann Smith. 

(V) Albert P., son of Petrus and 
Geesjean ( Romeyn ) van \'oorhees, was bap- 
tized at Hackensack. November 2~, 1743. 
He was a revolutionar_\- soldier, serving as 
a private in the Bergen count) militia. He 
lived at ."-Xrcola, or Red Mills, Bergen coun- 
ty, and his descendants write their name 
\'oorhis. He niarrietl Mary Doremus. Chil- 
dren : I. Mary, born December 17, 1770; 
married Henry \'an Emburgh. 2. Peter A., 
born July 29, 1773, died June I, 1860; mar- 
ried ( first ) Gitty Berdan, ( second ) Catherine 
Berdan, (third) Hannah Bush. 3. John A., 
born June 6, 1775, died June i, i860: married, 
Mav I, 1802, Rachel Hop])er. 4. Anna, born 
November 22. 1780, died 1867; married 
Andrew, son of Peter and .Anna (Doremus) 
Hopper: (see Hopjier). 5. Ellen, married 
Lewis Conklin. 6. Keziah, born May 4, 1784, 
married Albert Brinckerholif. 7. Mary, born 
May 4. 17S3. married John Hopper. 8. Albert, 
born August 14. 1788, died in infancy. 9. 
George, referred to below. 

( \ I ) George \'oorhis, son of Albert P., 
and Mary (Dotemus) van X'oorhees, was born 
al .\rcola, or Red Mills, February 17, 1791, 
and died October 2. 187 1. He was a farmer 
at Maywood, New Jersev. '■erved in the war of 

STATE OF Xi:\\ ll-.i-ISl-A' 

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1812, and was a ineinlK-r cif the Dutcli 
Keformed church. 1 le inarrieti. May 15. 1813. 
Sarali van liciiren, of New ^'ork, who was 
born September 7. 1793, and (bed March 22, 
1876. Children: i. Mary, born December 
18. 181 5, (bed Alarcli 24, 1850, unmarried. 
2. Albert ISeekman, born November 24. 1817; 
iviarried. January 27. 1842, Mary Schuyler, 
and has Cornelia Schuyler, married CyiUhis 
DeW'itt: Ceorge, and William. 3. Tbt)mas. 
referred to below. 

( \ II ) Tiiomas. son of (ieorge and Sarah 
(van Beuren) \'oorhis. was born at .\rcola, 
or Red }ilills. New Jersey. May 2, 1822, and 
died December 14, 1871. He was educated 
in the district schools of Bergen county and by 
private tutors, and was then sent to a school 
in New York city. Me then taught school 
himself for some time and subsequently set 
up in business for himself as a wholesale 
grocer, at the same time running a steamboat 
from New York to Norfolk, \irginia. He 
was fond of books and reading, and had a 
good deal of literary talent which he exercised 
by writing poetry. He was also an excellent 
mathematician and a good civil engineer. In 
politics he was a Democrat, and held offices 
which bestowed on him the title of Esc|uire. 
He was a deacon and su])erintendent of the 
Sunday school in the Dutcli Reformed church. 
He married, .\ugust 15. 1844. in Maywood, 
New Jersey, Euphemia, daughter of Andrew 
Ilojiper and Maria Saloma ( Schoonmaker ) 
\'oorhis, referred to above. Children: i. 
Cieorge Henry, born October 17, 1845; mar- 
ried Eleanor Sprigg: one child Evelyn, born 
December 9. 1875, married Joseph T. White, 
and has Mary Eleanor White, born May 25, 
igo2. 2. Mary Elizabeth, born April 8, 1849; 
married (first) .\bram C. W'ortendyke, (sec- 
ond) William W. Hopper. 3. Charles Van 
Buren. born June 4, 1854, married, March, 
1882. Grace J. W'hitmore : no children. 4-5. 
Emily and Thomas, both referred to below. 

(\"1H) Emily, daughter of Thomas and 
Eu|)hemia ( N'oorhis ) \'oorhis, was born at 
Areola, or Red Mills, New Jersey, .August 18. 
1856, and is now living at 220 W est .Anderson 
street, Hackensack. She married Samuel H., 
only son of Samuel and Sarah (McL'ridc) 
^\'alker. whose only daughter. Helen married 
Edgar Baylis. and has Etta and Edgar Baylis. 
Samuel H. Walker was born in New \'ork 
City, June 14, 1852, and after being educated 
in the public schools and in the Poughkeepsie 
r.usiness College went into the fruit business, 
in which he continued for one year, after 

which he formed bi> conneciiou with II. P.. 
(. laflin, which has continued ever since. He is 
a member of the !•". and .A. M., of the Royal 
.Arcanum and of the National I'nion, and in 
],olitics is a Re])ublican. Children: Elizabetli 
W'ortendyke y\'alker. born .August 7. iSSo, 
married James A. van \'alen ; Everett \ ., born 
August 6, 1883. 

(\'III) Thomas, son of Thomas and 
Euphemia (X'oorhis) X'oorhis, was born at 
Red Mills or Areola, Bergen county. New Jer- 
sey. December 27, 1864, and is now living at 
Red Bank, Monmouth county .New Jersey. 
I'or his early education he was sent to the 
pid)lic schools, and then put into the hands of 
[irivate tutors. He then secured a position as 
inspector and time-keeper in the silk mills at 
W'ortendyke. New Jersey, which he gave uj) 
in order to accept a position with the East 
River National liank of New- A'ork City. 
This was in 1885, and Mr. X'oorhis remained 
here until 1891, when he became bookkeeper 
of the North River National Bank of New 
\ ork, w hich he gave up nine years later in 
order to become assistant cashier of the Sec- 
ond National Bank of Red Bank, of which in 
1909 he was made cashier. In politics Mr. 
\ oorhis is a Republican. He is a member of 
the Royal .Arcanum, the .\ncient Order of 
Cnited Workmen, and of the Royal Associa- 
tion. He is also a director in the A'oung 
Alan's Christian .Association of Red Bank, and 
junior warden of Trinity Protestant Episcopal 
Church of the same place. He married, in 
Hackensack. April 18, 1888, Alary Peck, 
daughter of .Albert Grow and Josephine 
(Cisco) Bates, who was born in Hackensack. 
New Jersey, September 10. 1868. Her father 
was born in Westford, X'ermont, Alarch 26. 
1838, and her mother in New York City, Sep- 
tember 15, 1844, and died May 2. 1886. Their 
children, two born in Hohokus the remainder 
in Hackensack: i. Irene May, born Novem- 
ber 21. 1862: ii. .Arthur Martin, born .Novem- 
ber 20, 1864, married; iii. Mary Peck, referred 
to above ; iv. Frederick van Riper, born March 
5, 1873. served in Second New Jersey X'oluu- 
teers during the war with Spain; v. William 
Ellis Lewis, born September 12, 1873; vi. .Ade- 
laide Hazelton, born June 9, 1878; vii. Char- 
lotte Cjrow, born Februarv 2J.. 1882; viii. 
Helen Hall, born April 6, 1886.' Children of 
Thomas and Mary I'eck (Bates) X'oorhis: 
I Thomas Mortimer, born July 7, 1889, died 
October 16, i8go. 2. Harold van lUiren. born 
January 3, 1894. 3. George Bates. October 
16. 1897. 



Wluii the city of Pater- 
WILLIAMSON son first began to 

assume a standing of 
importance as a commercial and industrial 
center something like three quarters of a cen- 
tury ago, the trade guilds of the mother coun- 
try were drawn upon to a very considerable 
extent to furnish artisans and skilled work- 
men for the many and divers factories which 
then were being established there one after 
another in rapid succession. At that time there 
was comparatively little of what properly may 
be called skilled labor in this region, and it 
appears that the successful operation of nearly 
all manufacturing establishments and the 
demands of trade required that much of the 
work done should be performed by workmen 
brought here from foreign countries, chiefly 
from England, Scotland, France and Germany, 
with a less number from other lands. 

(I) John Williamson, of Lancashire, Eng- 
land, was a carpet weaver by trade, a skilled 
workman in his special line, and was one of 
the experienced wage-workers who came to 
America to take his place among the high- 
class artisans employed in the Paterson fac- 
tories. The year in which he came to this 
country is not definitely known, but it is 
known that he was a guild worker of skill in 
carpet weaving, hence he was a valuable acqui- 
sition to the rapidly increasing colony of 
superior workmen in the city in which he set- 
tled, f(M- he was not only a carpet weaver but 
understood the construction and operation of 
such machines and appliances as then were in 
use in his special line of work : but machines 
for making carpets were then quite scarce, 
and he was more particularly a hand work- 
man. Outside of the factory his life appears 
to have been (|uiet, and he does not seem to 
have taken any special part in public ail'airs. 
He lived in Paterson until his death in 1871, 
and raised to maturity a good family of chil- 
dren, five sons and three daughters. He mar- 
ried Eliza Mellison; children: Joseph, 
Thomas, Charles, George, Martha, Theodore, 
Clara, and Dora Williamson. 

( II) Joseph, son of John and Eliza (Melli- 
son) ^\'illiamson. was born in Paterson, New 
Jersey, December 3. 1852, and was sent to 
school until he was between nine and ten years 
old. Then he was taken out of school and put 
to work in the silk mill of which Stephen Van 
Winkle was proprietor, and for the ne.xt fif- 
teen years he worked there, beginning by doing 
such small tasks as a child less than ten years 
old could perform, but in the course of a few 

years he became a thoroughly practical work- 
man. In 1874 he went to Philadelphia, Penn- 
S3'lvania, and for the ne.xt about two years 
was employed by the Whitney Sewing 
Machine Company, then returned to Paterson, 
and began business on his own account as a 
vendor of signs, and soon afterward started 
a small stationery store in the city. This busi- 
ness he began in a very limited way and with 
only thirty-five dollars as his starting capital, 
and that borrowed money. Rut the substan- 
tial results subsec|uently achieved indicates 
something of the capacity of Mr. Williamson 
as a man of business, for from first to last 
he has been the "architect of his own fortune," 
and has succeeded in building up a financial 
fabric of substantial proportions. He is a 
member of Pater.son-Orange Lodge, F. and 
A. M., and of Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E., both 
of Paterson. Mr. Williamson married Kather- 
ine. daughter of Michael O'Brien, of Paterson. 
and has three children — Frederick D., May 
and Jane Williamson. 

The Moon family long resident 
MOON in and about Bristol, England. 

were among the early converts to 
the principles of the Society of Friends. John 
Moone, (as the name is universally spelled 
cm the early English and American records), 
was married at a Friends' Meeting in Bristol, 
June 17, 1666, to Sarah Snead, and on the 
records of that meeting are recorded the births 
of four of their children — Joseph, Sarah, John 
and Elizabeth, the last on April 22, 1676. 
The names of others of the family also appear 
on the records of Bristol Meeting at these and 
succeeding dates. John Moon came to Pliila- 
delphia with his wife and children about 1682, 
and was a member of Philadelphia Monthly 
Meeting, a justice of the peace, judge of the 
coin-t of quarter sessions, and a member of the 
provincial assembly. He moved later to Ded- 
ford township, Gloucester county. New Jer- 
sey, where he died leaving a will dated Octo- 
ber 8, 171 5, which mentions his home farm on 
Mantoes creek: children: Joseph (absent out 
of the province), John, Elizabeth Gibson, 
Thomas, Edward and Charles. 

( I ) James Moone, the first .A.merican ances- 
tor of the subject of this sketch, came to 
P'ennsylvania frc>m Bristol, England, at about 
the same date that John Moone first above 
mentioned appears in Philadelphia, and located 
near the falls of the Delaware, in Bucks 
county. He had married at Bristol, England, 
about 1663, Joan Burgess, and was accom- 



paiiied to America by several ehililrcn of 
nearly adult age. When he purchased a tract 
of land in Falls township in 1695, his son, 
James Moone Jr., was named as one of the 
i;rantees, the title to vest in him when he 
arrived at the age of twenty-one years. 

John Moone, of Philadelphia, was a brother 
.)f James of Bucks. They were both wit- 
nesses to the will of Joseph Siddal, of P.ucks 
county, which was probated in Philadelphia, 
May 5, 1704. 

James Moone was actively associated with 
the affairs of Bucks county, his name fre- 
(;uently appearing on the early records of the 
courts of that county after 1685 as a meniber 
of grand and petit juries, and as serving in 
various capacities by appointment of the court. 
up to the time of his decease in September, 
1713. Joan Burgess, wife of James Moone, 
received a legacy from her parents or other 
relatives in England in 1695, and obtained a 
certificate from the Bucks county court on 
December 11, 1695. to enable her to receive 
it, the court entry of which is as follov.'s: "A 
Certificate of Joan, the wife of James Moone 
being alive Signed in Court shee being then 
there present." She survived her husband 
over a quarter of a century, dying December, 
1739, in her ninetieth year, at the home of 
her son Roger, the old home plantation in 
Falls, the title of which had been transferred 
from James Jr. to his father and by the latter 
to Roger in 1706. Children of James and Joan 
(Burges) -VIoone: Sarah, Jasper, James, 
Roger. Jonas and Mary. Jasper, the eldest, 
located in Xew Jersey, and died in Ikirlington 
county, letters of administration being granted 
to his widow, Susannah, April 29, 1726; the 
records of that county show that he was resi- 
dent there as early as 1704. James, Roger and 
Jonas Moon remained in Bucks county, and 
have left descendants. James was deputy 
sheriff of the county in 1714. 

(II) Roger, son of James and Joan (Bur- 
ges) Moon, was born in England, in or about 
the year 1679. He received, as above stated, 
a deed from his parents in 1706 for the planta- 
tion of 125 acres in Falls township, about one 
and a half miles from the pre.sent borough of 
Morrisville. where he spent his whole adult 
life, dying there February 16, 1759. He was 
a consistent member of I'alls ^lonthly Meet- 
ing of Friends, and took little part in public 
afifairs. His descendants take pride in the fact 
that he lived for seventy years in one place, 
and "had never discharged a gim or quarrelled 

with any man." Roger Moon married (first), 
CJctober 23, 1708, -Ann X'utt. like himself a 
native of England, and had by her seven chil- 
dren — James, John, l^lizabeth, Roger. Isaac, 
William and Ann. John died in 1732, at the 
age of 15, and Isaac in 1748, at the age of 24. 
James, the eldest son, located in Middletown, 
and was the pioneer of the family in the nur- 
sery business still extensively carried on by 
his descendants in Fall. Lower Makefield and 
Middletown townships. Roger Moon mar- 
ried (second), in April, 1734, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Reese and Mary Price, and of 
Welsh ancestry. They had seven children: 
John, Mary, Sarah, Timothy, Samuel, Jasper 
and Hannah. Samuel was a chair maker, and 
resided in Fallsington until his death, July 5, 
1813, at the age of "JJ years. Jas])er was a 
soldier in the Bucks county batallion com- 
manded by Colonel John Keller, in the com- 
pany of Captain Robert Patterson, and saw 
considerable active service in the revolutionary 

(Ill) John, eldest son of Roger Moon, by 
his second wife, Elizabeth Price, was born on 
the old homestead in b'alls township, February 
28, 1734-5, and died in the same township, 
January 6, 1788. No record appearing of his 
purchase of real estate, it is presumed that he 
continued to reside on the homestead in Falls 
until his death. I^etters of administration 
were granted on his estate to his widow Mar- 
garet, his brother Samuel being one of her 
sureties. His wife Margaret was not a mem- 
ber of the Society of F"riends, and at a monthly 
meeting held at Falls, May 6, 1761, "John 
Moon having some time since went out in his 
marriage with a woman that was not of our 
society notwithstanding he was precautioned," 
a committee is appointed to prepare a testi- 
mony against him. This committee produced 
their "testimony" July I, 1761, w'hen it was 
read, approved and signed, and John Nutt was 
appointed to deliver a copy thereof to the 
said John Moon and acc|uaint him w^ith his 
right of appeal. He appears to have made no 
effort to retain his membership, and at the 
meeting on August 5, 1761, it appearing that 
he had not yet been served w'ith a copy of the 
"testimony." Friend Nutt is desired to deliver 
it to him before the next meeting. Nothing 
more appears on the record in reference to 
him, and he was probably disowned from 
membership witluiut any protest on his part. 
The maiden name of his wife Margaret has 
not been ascertained. He was probably a 



soldier in the revolution, as well as his brother 
Jasper, Init the incomplete rolls make no men- 
tion thereof. Neither is there record of distri- 
bution of his estate or other means of ascer- 
taining who his children were, other than his 
si^n \\ illiam, whose date of birth appears in his 
own family Bible. It is thought that Elizabeth, 
the wife of Joachim Richards, of P'alls town- 
shi]), who died in 1845, at the age of ~-/ years, 
was a daughter. 

(IV) William, son of J(.)hn and Margaret 
Moon, was born in brails township, Bucks 
county, Pennsylvania, October 16. 1776. This 
date, together with that of the births of his 
nine children, were entered by himself in a 
family Bible still in possession of his grand- 
cliildren. From the same source we learn that 
Ills wife's name was Margaret, but her maiden 
name is unknown to her descendants. By 
deed dated Se]jtember 26, 1825, William Moon 
purchased of William Wharton and Ann his 
wife, Henry Richards and Jane his wife, Will- 
i;mi Richards of Philadelphia an<l Ann his 
wife, and John Richards of Xorthern Liber- 
ties, a small lot in Falls township, of which 
J(.yachim Richards had died seized in 181 2, 
leaving the above-named Ann, Henry, \\ illiam 
and John as his only children and heirs. The 
])roperty had been purchased by Joachim 
Richards of the estate of Robert Kirkbride in 
1806. Here William Aloon resided until his 
death, I'^ebruary 21, 1843, '" ^^'^'^ sixty-ninth 
year of his age. He died intestate, and letters 
of administration were granted on his estate 
to his sons Mahlon and Joachim R. Moon. By 
deed dated March 31, 184b, Mahlon Moon and 
Eliza Ann, his wife ; John Jones and Catharine 
his wife: .\aron L. Moon and Maria B. his 
wife; Paul Tri_ith and Elizabeth his wife: 
Joachim R. Moon and Sarah Ann his wife; 
Benjamin C. Tatum, and Mary his wife; 
James C. Mo<_in and Elizabeth his wife; and 
John Moon, heirs and representatives of Will- 
iam Moon deceased, conveyed the above- 
mentioned lot to William Bowers. 

Children of William and ?ilargaret, as 
sliown by the above-mentioned P>ible record : 
Mahlon, born March 2},, 1802; Catharine, P'eb- 
ruary 2"], 1804: \\'illiam, June 15, 1806; Aaron 
L.. February 10, 1809: Elizabeth, August 30, 
181 1 ; Joachim R., October 17, 1813; Mary, 
March 12. 18111: James Kimmons, July 30, 
1818; and John ;\loon, July 4, 1821. All of 
these e.xcept William lived to mature age, as 
shown by the above deetl. 

(\") .-Varon Lipjnncott, second surviving 

son and fourth child of William and Margaret 
Moon, was born in Falls township, Bucks 
county, Pennsylvania, February 10, 1809. He 
received a gcjod education, and adopting the 
profession of teacher in early life he became 
an eminent instructor of youth. The greater 
part of his life was spent in Burlington 
county. New Jersey. He married, in 1842, 
Maria Braddock Osborne, daughter of Abra- 
ham and Catharine (Snyder) Osborne of Bur- 
lington county, New Jersey, and had five chil- 
dren, two of whom (lied in infancy, those who 
survived being William, who died in 1879; 
Reuben O. Moon. 

(\I) Hon. Reuben O. Moon, second son 
and third child of Aaron Lippincott and Maria 
( Osborne ) Moon, was born in Burlington 
county. New Jerse}-. July 22, 1847. He was 
educated luider the supervision of his father, 
one of the leading teachers in the state of New 
Jersey, and afterwards graduated at a well 
known Philadelphia college in the year 1875. 
After his graduation he filled the chair of liter- 
ature and expression in his alma mater for a 
few years, during which time he was widely 
known in the literary and educational woild 
as a lecturer and instructor on educational 
topics. At the death of the President of the 
college in 1880, he succeeded to the chair 
[jreviously filled by him, which he held until 
Ik was admitted to the bar in 1884, when he 
began the practice of the law in the city of 
Philadelphia. His rise in this profession was 
rapid. His previous scholastic training, his 
imtiring industry and his recognized oratorical 
abilities, contributed materially to his speedy 
advancement at the bar. He was associated 
with many notable cases, both in the civil and 
criminal courts. He became counsel for many 
large interests, and soon took his place as one 
of the leaders of the Philadelphia bar. He was 
admitted to the supreme court in 1886, and to 
the United States courts in 1889. 

In 1903 he was elected to the Fifty-eighth 
Congress from the Fourth District of Pennsyl- 
vania, comprising an important section of Phil- 
adelphia, and was subse(|uently elected to the 
Fifty-ninth, Si.xtieth and Sixty-first Con- 
gresses and is at the present writing a candi- 
date for re-election. 

Soon after Mr. Moon's entrance into Con- 
gress, his legal and forensic abilities were 
recognized by conspicuous committee appoint- 
ments. One of the acute subjects of legisla- 
tion, which had been before Congress for a 
number of years, was the codification and 

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revision of the laws of the I'liited States. Xo 
revision had been made for nearly forty years, 
and the condition of the l'"ederal statutes was 
deplorable. Much legislation had been enacted 
to meet the ra])idly increasing expansion of 
the Federal jurisdiction, much of which had 
been experimental Many imjiortant statutes 
thus enacted had been declared unconstitu- 
tional, and the overlaiijiing and confusion of 
multifarious laws which were contained in 
ponderous volumes of Congressitjnal enact- 
ments, commingled with general and tempor- 
ary laws, had resulted in such complexity and 
confusion as to make it almost impossible for 
the Federal judges and i)ractitioners at the bar 
to know definitely what the exact condition of 
the law was. 

Mr. Moon was made chairman of the com- 
mittee on the revision of the laws, of the 
House of Rc])resentatives, charged with the 
responsibility of revising and codifying the 
Federal statutes and of reconciling the con- 
tradictions, supplying the omissions and 
amending the imperfections of the original 
text and with power to propose and embody 
in his revision changes in the existing law. 
This monumental work involved a high degree 
of legal learning, technical skill and patient 
el^'ort. .-\ cons]Mcuous portion of this important 
work has already been accomplished by the 
enactment of the revision of the criminal laws 
of the United States, known as the new penal 
code, which was passed at the Sixtieth Con- 
gress and went into operation January ist. 

Mr. Moon's masterly achievement in secur- 
ing the enactment of this law', his lucid and 
scholarly exposition of the history and develop- 
ment of the Federal criminal law of the coun- 
try, won him great renow^n, and he at once 
took his place as one of the leading legal 
authorities in the American Congress. This 
work has received the commendation of the 
bar of the country, and .Mr. Moon was tendered 
a notable recejition and banquet by the bench 
and bar of his own city in recognition of his 
distinguished services in this work. This com- 
mittee, of which Mr. Moon is house chairman, 
has reported and has upon the calendar in 
Congress another part of this great task, 
involving the re-organization of the Federal 
judiciary, in which many important reforms 
are recommended. Pfis report upon this sec- 
ond department of the revision has attracted 
great attention from the jurists and lawyers 
of the country, and has been received with uni- 
versal appreciation, and is recognized as a 

scholarly contributinn to the legal literatiux' 
of the land. 

Mr. .Moon is n\><> a prominent member of 
the committee on the judiciary of the House 
of Rejiresentatives, and is the author of the 
Moon Injunction I'.ill, which has been adopted 
by 1 'resident Taft as an administration meas- 
ure and made one of the dominant features of 
the l're>ident's new ])olicy of reform. 

lie has, in addition to this, intrmhiced a 
great number of bills seeking to perfect the 
imperfect T'ederal legal machinery that is 
everywhere recognized as necessary to meet 
the rapidly growing requirements of the Fed- 
eral Courts. It has been said of Mr. Moon by 
eminent authority that he has initiated more 
cipustructive legal legislation than any man in 
Congress for half a century. 

-Mr. Aloon is a |)rominent and poi)ular club 
man, a leading member of the Lawyer's Club; 
a former president of the prominent up-town 
Columbia Club : member of the Cnion League 
and Penn Clubs: of the Historical Society of 
Lennsylvania. and of a number of other 
])atriotic. social, professional and philanthrojiic 

lie married, February 25. liijf). Mary A.. 
daughter of Ca])tain Wright I'redmore, of 
liarnegat, Xevv Jersey, and his wife, Elizabeth 
Piodine. Mr. and Mrs. Moon have two chil- 
dren: Harold I'redmore Moon and Mabel .M. 

Harold I'redmore Moon was born June 14, 
1877. He received his elementary education 
at the Eastburn .-\cademy, Philadelphia, and 
entering the University of Penns)lvania grad- 
uated in 1898. He studied law in the office 
of his father, Hon. R. O. Moon, and attended 
the law school of the University, and was 
admitted to the Philadeljihia bar March 18, 
1901. He has since been in active practice 
of his jirofession in !'hiladel])hia. He was 
assistant city solicitor of Philadelphia from 
1902 to iyo6. He is a member of the Union 
League, and of the Yacht and other social and 
athletic organizations of the city. He married, 
December 2, 1908, .-Xttaresta Barclay de Silver, 
daughter of Robert P. and Fannie (King) 
de Silver, and they have one son, Harold Pred- 
more Moon, born September 23, 1909. 

.Mabel M. Moon, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. 
Reuben O. Moon, was married, .n IQ03, to Mr. 
Clarence A. Musselman, of Philadelphia, a 
prominent and well known publisher, and a 
business man of eminent standing in the com- 
mimity. They have one daughter. May Moon 
Musselman. horn December 18, 1906. 



(II) Pieter, son of Jan 
STRYCKER Strycker (q. v.) and Lam- 
bertje Seubcring, was born 
in Flatbush, Lung Island, November I, 1653, 
and died June 11, 1741. He was one of the 
patentees of the town of Flatbush named in 
the Dongan patent of November 12, 1085. 
November 2, 1683, he was commission-ed as 
high sheriff of King's county. He took the 
oath of allegiance as a "native" in Flatbush in 
1687, and December 2-j, 1689, we lind him a 
captain of foot militia. His Flatbush resi- 
dence, torn down about forty years ago, was 
a stately building uf Holland brick in the 
quaint Dutch style, with the letters "1*. S. 
1696" over the doorway. The property on 
which his house stood has never passed out 
of the family, and is to-day occupied by one 
of his descendants, (larret Stryker. June i. 
1 7 10, Pieter Strycker bought of the three 
brothers — Aert. Matthew and David Aertson, 
of Brookland, Kings county, New York — the 
four thousand acres on the Millstone river. 
Somerset county. New Jersey, which they had 
received by patent, January 9, 1702, from the 
proprietors of East Jersey. He does not seem 
ever to have lived on this property, but his 
two sons, Jacob and Barent, and his four 
grandsons, the sons of his son Jan, removed 
from Flatbush and settled there. The deed 
for this property is still in existence, and in 
the possession of one of his descendants. May 
29, 1681, Pieter Strycker married Annetje 
Barends, who died June 17, 1717. Children: 
I. Lammetje, born March 20. 1682, died 
young. 2. I.ammetje (2d), born February 16, 
1683, clied young. 3. Jan, referred to below. 
4. Barent, born September 3, 1686, died 
young. 5. Jacob, of the Raritan, born August 
24, 1688; married Annetje Vanderbeeck. 6. 
Barent, of the Raritan, born September 14, 
1690, died June, 1758, married Libertje Hage- 
man. 7. Hendrik, born December 3, 1692, 
died young. 8. Pieter, of Flatbush, born Feb- 
ruary 12, 1698, died December 24, 1766; mar- 
ried Jannetje Martense Arrianse. 9. Hen- 
drick, of Flatbush and Brooklyn, born Febru- 
ary 18, 1699. 10. Lammetje f3d), born De- 
cember 21, 1700: married (first) Johannes 
Lott, ('second) Christiaens I-upardus. 

(Ill) Jan, son of Pieter and Annetje 
(Barends) Strycker, was born in Flatbush. 
August 6, 1684, and died August 17, 1770. 
He was one of the sachems of the Tammany 
Society. In 171 5 he was a member of Captain 
Dominicus \'ander \'eer's company of Kings 
county militia. He resided in Flatbush, and 

apparently had considerable landed property 
there. Jan Pieterse Strycker married (first), 
1705, Margrietje, daughter of Johannes 
Schenck, of Bushwick, Long Island, who died 
in 1721. Children: I. Pieter, of the Raritan, 
born September 14, 1705; married Antje 
Deremer. 2. Johannes, of the Raritan, born 
February 12, 1707; married Cornelia Duryea. 
3. Annetje, born December 20, 1708 ; married 
Roelof Cowenhoven, of New Jersey. 4. Mad- 
alena, born December 19, 1710; married Aert 
Middagh, of Brooklyn. 5. Magreta, born May 
24, 1 71 3, died young. 6. Abraham, referred 
tt' below. 7. Lammetje, born February 11, 
1716: marrieil (ierret Stoothoff. and Jan .\ni- 
erman. 8. Jacobus, of the Raritan, born Sep- 
tember 29, 1718; married Geestje Duryee and 

Jannetje . 9. Margrita, born December, 

1719: married Jacobus Cornell. February 17, 
1723, Jan Pielerse Strycker married (second) 
Sarah, baptized June 2, 1678, died August 
17, 1770, daughter of Michael Hansen Ber- 
gen Femmetje, daughter of Teunis Nyssen 
(Denyse). Children: 10. Mighiel, of Flat- 
bush, born March 4, 1723; married Hannah 
Stryker. 11. Femmetje, born June 19, 1725; 
married Jacobus Vander Veer. 12. Barent, 
burn Xovember 13, 1728. 13. Sara, June 15, 

( IV ) Abraham, son of Jan Pieterse and 
Margrietje (Schenck) Strycker, of Flatbush, 
was born there, August 4, 1715, and died in 
Hillsborough township, Somerset county. New 
Jersey, April 4, 1777. His will mentions one 
son, John, referred to below. 

(V) John, or Johannes, son of Abraham 
Strycker, was born in Somerset county. New 
Jersey, October 18, 1747, and died November 
29, 1776. He served as a captain during the 
revolutionary war, and was killed in battle. 
Both he and his wife were members of the 
Reformed Church at Harlingen, New Jersey. 
He married Maria Veghte, who after his death 
married Thomas Skilliman, and lived at Ring- 
old. Children: Peter; Garret, referred to 
below : John ; Abraham. 

(\T) (_;arret, son of Johannes and Maria 
(\'eghte) Stryker, was born at Millstone, New 
Jersey, and baptized there, August 27, 1769. 
He died in Alay, 1825. After he reached man- 
hood he removed from Phillipsburg, New Jer- 
sey, and lived one-half mile above the old 
Easton toll bridge over the Delaware river, on 
the old Geassearr homestead. He was drowned 
while fishing in the Delaware river, and was 
buried in the old St. John's (Lutheran) grave- 
yard at Easton. He married Jane, daughter 



of George and Jane Geassearr. Children: John. 
born Xovemher 10, 1792, died May 23, 1840. 
married (first) Alary Sickman, (second) EHz- 
aljeth Seager : .Maria, referred to below. 

(\TI) Alaria, only daughter of John and 
Jane (Geassearr) Stryker, was born August 
II, 1 81 3, in the old Geassearr homestead, and 
died January 21, 1882. She married Hugh 
Ferguson, born 1810, died January, 1849. They 
had a large family. 

(\TII) Hugh Anna, daughter of Hugh 
and Maria ( Stryker ) Ferguson, was born in 
I'hillipsburg, Xew Jersey, October 4, 1849, 
and married George S. Andrews, of Asbury, 
New Jersey, born August 27, 1848. He was 
a drummer boy in a New Jersey regiment 
throughout the civil war. Children : Isadora 
Andrews, referred to below, and two who died 
in infancy. 

( IX I Isadora Andrews, daughter of George 
S. and Hugh Anna (Ferguson) Andrews, was 
born in Asbury, New Jersey, March 22, 1868, 
and married George E. Barker; child, Ray- 
mond, born January 29, 1890. 

The Kester family is of Dutch 
KESTER origin. The first forms of the 

surname appears to have been 
Koester and Coester, which appear in records 
during the early part of the eighteenth century. 
Previous to that, owing to the common prac- 
tice among the early Dutch settlers of using 
patronymics instead of surnames, the history 
of the family is involved in some obscuritv. 
According to records at present obtainable, the 
line of the family at present under considera- 
tion appears to be as follows : 

(I) Peter Kester, first member of the fam- 
ily of whom we have definite information, died 
intestate in Hunterdon county. New Jersey, 
before June 22, 1759, when letters of admin- 
i;rtration on his estate were granted to his 
widow. He lived at Amwell. and was prob- 
ably a brother of Hermanns Kester, who was 
born in 1703, and lived in Kingwood. Peter 
Kester married (license issued December 24. 
1733) Ann Coar. 

(II) Peter (2). son of Peter (i) Kester, or 
son of Hermanns Kester, removed from Hun- 
terdon county, to Chesterfield township, Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, where he died be- 
tween June 3 and 24, 1822, the dates of the 
executing and proving of his will. He mar- 
ried ( license granted December 4. 1773) Theo- 
dosia Hickman, of Burlington county. Chil- 
dren : Sarah, married Jesse Gilbert : Nancy, 

married Robert HoUoway: Isaac, referred to 
below ; Pearson. 

(III) Isaac, son of Peter (2) and Tlieo- 
dosia (Hickman) Kester, was born in Bur- 
hngton county. New Jersey, and died there, 
'ihe name of his wife is unknown. Children: 
I Peter, married Martha Arnold; children: 
Robert ; Edwin Stevens ; Mary ; Clara, living 
in Bordentown, Xew Jersey. 2. Isaac, married 
Mary Garvin; children: Perry; Kate; h'rank 
N., born in Philadel])hia, 1851, is car distribu- 
tor of Philadelphia & Reading railroad at Read- 
ing terminal, married Mrs, Ida Perrine. 3. P~rank, 
married Esther Cooley ; one child, I'rank (2). 
4. John, referred to below. 5. Jane .Amanda, 
married Joseph, son of Hosea Willard and 
Mary Payne (Snead) Beldon (q, v.). 6. Mary, 
married Samuel White. 7. Eliza, married 
William ^^'ar^er. 

(IV) John, son of Isaac Kester, was born 
ill Burlington county. New Jersey, and d.ied 
in Bordentown, same county. He established 
and during his long life conducted the old 
I'.ordentown Hotel, which during the days of 
the Camden & .Aniboy railroad was an impor- 
tant hostelry and a favorite and well patron- 
ized resort of travellers. He married (first) 
Mary .\rnold, sister to the wife of his brother, 
Peter: (second) Catharine Snowhill. Chil- 
dren, four by first marriage : i. \Villiam .Arnold, 
referred to below. 2. Edwin Stevens, died un- 
married. 3. Kate, married John Bate; one 

child, John. 4. .Annie, married Gordon ; 

one child, Edward. 5. Frances, married Camille 
Bar|uet : children : Camille Baquet, Louise 
Kester Bac|uet, Lillian Esquire Baquet. The 
liafjuets have their summer residence on the 
old Snowhill homestead in Spotswood, New 
Jersey. 6. Mary Virginia, married (first) 
Robert Perrine; (second) \V. J. Lovell, editor 
and pro])rietor of the Morristown (New Jer- 
sey) Chronicle , children, two by first marriage : 
Percy Bishoj) Perrine ; Stanley Kester Per- 
rine, who married Louise Foster, and has 
Richard Perrine, and Stewart Kester Perrine. 

( \' ) William .Arnold, son of John and Alary 
(.Arnold) Kester, was born in Bordentown, 
New Jersey, in 1829, and died there, Alarch i, 
1891. .After receiving his education in the B>ord- 
entown schools he learned the trade of brick 
mason, but when gold was discovered in Cali- 
fornia in 1849 he contracted the gold fever and 
in 1853 went to the diggings. His journey 
brought him little besides experience and afl- 
venture, and after a short absence from home 
he returned and entered the employ of the 



statp: of new jersey. 

Caniden & Amboy railroad as a trainman. 
Later he was appointed baggage master of the 
lower station in Bordentown, and this position 
he held until death. He was a Democrat in 
politics, and a communicant of the Pr<ites- 
t;int Ejiiscopal Church. Me married, in i8f>7, 
Amanda \'irginia Savannah, daughter of Au- 
gustus and Alary JNIathelin, who was born in 
1827, in the (iarden House, llonaparte Park, 
I'.ordentown, New Jersey. Her father, Au- 
gustus Mathelin. was a native of France, who 
came tn this country with Prince Joseph Bona- 
parte, brother (.)f Emperor Napoleon I. of 
France, as head gardener of Bonaparte Park, 
the famous American home of the Prince. 
Child : William Mathelin. 

( \ I ) William Mathelin, son of William 
.Arnold and Amanda \'irginia Savannah ( Math- 
elin ) Ivester, was born in Bordentown, New 
Jersey, September 16, i8f)8. After receiving 
his early education in the Bordentcjwn schools, 
he graduated from the .State Model School at 
Trenton, after which he entered the Philadel- 
])hia Dental College, from which he received 
his degree in 1888. In 1889 he returned to 
Bordentown. wdiere he has ever since been en- 
gaged in the active practice of his profession, 
having his home in the old family homestead. 
Dr. Kester is an exceedingly capable and suc- 
cessful practitioner. He is a Democrat in poli- 
tics, and a communicant of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. He is past master of Mount 
Moriah Lodge, No. 28, F. and A. M., of New 
Jersey, a member of Mount Moriah Chapter, 
No. 20, R. A. M.; of Ivanhoe Commandery, 
No. II, K. T. : past grand master of Lotlge 
No. 46, L (J. (J. F. ; a member of (Jlympia 
Lodge, No. ^^, Knights of Pythias; and of 
Bordentown Chapter, Ancient Urder L'nited 
Workmen. He married, in January, 1898. 
Elizabeth, daughter of John and Martha ( Dav- 
enport ) Lesk, of Trenton, New Jersey. Chil- 
dren : Florence Mcrion, born in Bordentown, 
New Jersey, July 8, K^oj ; Amanda Emily, 
born March is, 1910. 

This old Dutch name is numer- 
H.'\RIX(i ously represented in New Jer- 
sey, especially in Bergen county, 
and southern New York, and has various 
spellings, although the one here used is the 
most usual. It is found at Hoorn, in Holland, 
as early as 1573. when Jan Haring took a posi- 
tion upon a narrow place in the dike and held 
at bay a large body of Spaniards, while his 
companions made a safe retreat ; he then jump- 
ed into the sea and esca]:)ed l)y swimming. 

Later, in a sea fight, he boarded the Spanish 
war shi]) "Inquisitor," and hauled down its 
colors. He was immediately set upon hv those 
on the vessel and killed. 

( I ) The first from whom a direct line can 
be traced to the American family was Pieter 
Jansen Haring, who was horn in 1610, at -Xieu- 
cnlniysen, and settled at Hoorn. 

( 11 ) Jan P^ietersen, son of Pieter J. Haring, 
was born December 26, i'')33. at Hoorn. and in 
1660 came to America. Two years later he 
married the widow Margaretta Cozine, who 
was born in 1(134, this being the first marriage 
performed in the Dutch Church on the Bowery 
in New .Amsterdam, the site of the ]iresent St. 
Mark's Church at Second avenue and Elev- 
enth street. Lie purchased a farm of one hun- 
dred acres which extended from the Bowery 
Lane to Bedford street and from Waverly 
place to Bleeker street, and on this he lived 
and died, and it was owned by his descendants 
for more than a century. Children : Peter ; 
Cozfne ; Cornelius ; Abraham ; Brechie ; Vron- 
tie and Marretje. He died before 1683, and in 
1680 his widow and all of her children re- 
moved to Ta]jpan, in wdiat is now New York. 
The widow mai ried (third) F'ebruary 2, i()85, 
Daniel de Clark. All settled on the Tappan 
Patent, the first four in what is now Harring- 
ton township, Bergen county. New Jersey. 
This town was named for the family, in 1775. 

(HI) Cozine Johns, son c)f Jan Pietersen 
and Margaretta Haring, resided on the Tap- 
pan Patent, and married Margaretta Garretts 

(lA'j John Cozines, son of Cozine J. and 
Margaretta G. (Blauvelt) Haring. resided in 
the home of his fathers, and married Aeltje 
\^an Dolsen. 

( \' ) Garret Johns, son of John C. and 
.Aeltje ( A'an Dolsen) Haring, resided in the 
neighborhood of his nativity and married C'or- 
nclia Lent. 

( \'I ) Daniel A. 1 hiring, son of Garret Johns 
Haring, married Brackie Ferdon, of Glou- 
cester, New Jersey. 

fVII) Abraham D., son of Daniel A. and 
Brackie (Ferdon) Haring, was born about 
1779, at Nanuet, now in Rockland county, New- 
York, where he lived and engaged in farming. 
He was a member of the Dutch Reformed 
Church, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. 
Lie was a Democrat in politics, and an active 
and useful citizen. He was buried in the 
cemetery at Nanuet. Children : Williain, 
Bridget, Ann, Elizabeth, Daniel A., Sally, 
Maria and Caroline. 

.^^tff?ticu J^ m/suJ(^j^ 



(\TII) Daniel A., second sun of Abraham 
D. Uaring, was born September 6, 1808, at 
Nanuet, and resided there wliere he engaged 
in farming, and owned and operated a grist 
and saw mill. He was a member of the Dutch 
Reformed Church, and a Democrat. He mar- 
ried, June 12, 1830, Sally Ann Eckerson, born 
September g, 1810, at .Xanuet. Children: Abra- 
ham, born ilarch 12, 1832, died July 11, 1821, 
and Thomas Eckerson, mentioned below. 

(IX) Thomas Eckerson, son of Daniel A. 
and Sally Ann (Eckerson) Haring, was born 
August 30, 1839, at Xanuet, in 1843 removed 
tC) Xew York City with his ])arents, and re- 
ceived his education in the public schools of 
that city. His business life began as a clerk 
in the dry-goods store of C. H. Hedden, at 
305 Hudson street, Xew York City, at the age 
of fifteen. He subsequently learned the trade 
of ornamental plastering, antl this provided 
him occupation until 1862, when he engaged 
in the trucking business in Xew York City. 
in which he is still occupied with success. In 
1890 he took up his residence at W'estvvood, 
where he has a pleasant home and is an active 
member of the community. He is a director of 
the Hoard of Trade of Westwood, is a Demo- 
crat in politics, and with his family is connect- 
ed with the Methodist Episcopal Church of 
their home town. He married, Xovember 28, 
1867. at 127 Perry street, Xew York City, 
Margaretta Bogert, a native of New York City, 
born in 1846, daughter of David J. and Maria 
(Ackerson) Bogert of that city. Mr. Bogert 
was a truckman and had children : Margaretta, 
John, Mary Ellen, Martha Ann, Sarah and 
Emma. Children of Thomas E. Haring and 
wife: I. Charles E., born October 16, 1868: 
is engaged in hardware business in Westwood : 
married, Xovember 2, 1892, Serena, liorn June 
17, 1873, daughter of John and Kate ( Myers) 
Carlock ; children: Roger, born July 2, 1906; 
Walter, December 18, 1907, 2. Warren T.. 
born .-Xugust 28, 1870; engaged in trucking 
business; married, November 9, 1899, FJniina 
(now deceased), born August 21, 1869, daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Sarah (Zabriskie) Christie; 
children: Alice May, born May 9, 1900; Mabel 
E., June 26, 1906. 3. Ella 1!., born Xovember 
30, 1876, resides at home; unmarried. 

Prior to 1630 Fort Orange 

BEEKMAN (or Beaverwyck as sometimes 

called), was wholly a trading 

station of the Dutch West India Com|)any to 

exchange such goods as the Indians of the 

"I'ive Xations'' wanted for their beaver skins 

iii— 3: 

and (ithcr |n-ltv. Thi^ trade in the skins of 
wild animals was the most profitable of any 
than carried on between .America and Europe. 
In the year 1623 the Dutch obtained from the 
Mohavi'k Indians the grant of an extensive 
tract of land, cm the west side of the Hudson 
river, in vicinity of what is now Albany City. 
They erected a new and strongly constructed 
fort on the banks of the river, within wliat are 
now the limits of that city. Their old fort on 
an island in the river was abandoned. 

The Maquas, or Mohawk, Indians occupied 
four towns, close together, and near the Mo- 
hawk river, about one hundred and ten miles 
west from what is now Albany City. The 
Oneidas had one large town near what is now 
Oneida Lake, about two hundred and fifty 
miles northwest from Albany City. The Onon- 
dagoes had one town on a hill, thirty-six miles 
southwest from the Oneida town. The Cayugas 
had three towns, within one mile of each other, 
some si.xty odd miles southwest of the Onon- 
dagoes. The great Seneca tribe had four towns, 
seventy odd miles northwest from the Cayugas. 
The Mohawks, as the nearest neighbors, were 
the first to begin trading with the Dutch. The 
Mohawk river afforded them an easy route to 
paddle down their canoe.s, loaded with beaver 
and other skins. They soon realized the ad- 
vantage of firearms over the bow and arrow, 
also steel knives and hatchets over their stone 
clubs and flint knives. They soon learned the 
use of guns. 

The Dutch secured the lasting friendship 
and alliance of the Mohawks by their honest 
and truthful dealings with them, according to 
their standard of judgment. Between 1630 
and 1660 a Dutchman named .Vrent Van Curler, 
or \'an Corlear, obtained a remarkable influ- 
ence with, and control over, these fierce Mo- 
hawks. He was remembered for generations 
in their traditions. To express their warm 
friendship for the Dutch they called them by 
his name, "Corlear." The friendship and loyal- 
ty of the Mohawks to the Dutch was never 
shaken, although the French in Canada made 
constant efforts to gain them over, and carry 
the beaver trade to Montreal. The French 
claimed the eastern part of what is now the 
state of X'^ew York, as far south as Saratoga, 
and the whole of the western part. If they 
had gained over the "Five Xations"' the history 
of Canada and Xew York might have been 
altogether different. The Mohawks were bitter 
and implacable enemies to the French ; and by 
their watchfulness o\er the other four nations, 
defeated several attempts of Jesuit priests to 



lead away the Senecas and Cayugas into an 
alliance with tlie Canadian government. After 
the English obtained control of New York in 
1674, the Schuylers and other Dutchmen con- 
tmued to hold all the prominent offices in Al- 
bany county. The Indians, when they met the 
English governors at Albany, could see no differ- 
ence. The same Dutchmen acted as interpreters 
for them, and they saw their old friends appar- 
ently in control. They therefore addressed the 
English governor as "Corlear," the same as 
thicy had di;>ue in previous years, when the 
Dutch controlled. 

The first effort to establish a jiermanent 
settlement at Albany was in 1630. V'an Rens- 
selaer the Patroon, as called, had obtained the 
ownership of an extensive territory on both 
sides of the upper part of the Hudson river. 
The first colonists came over from Holland in 
1630, and settled on tiie west side of the Hud- 
son river, in the vicinity of what is now AI- 
banv Citv. but then named "Rensselaerwyck." 
Van Rensselaer was a man accustomed to deal 
with large enterprises. Tie knew this great 
territory was worthless unless occupied by an 
intelligent, industrious and moral population. 
The first company of settlers who came over 
from the Netherlands in 1630 were a picked 
body of men and women, chosen not only for 
their knowledge of different trade or occupa- 
tions, but because of their good reputations 
and respectable antecedents. The Dutch firmly 
believed that children inherited the traits of 
their parents, or ancestors, and would, in time, 
develope same virtues or vices. The \'an 
Schaicks, Wendells, pjleeckers, Schuylers, Cuy- 
lers and other Dutchmen wdio settled at Al- 
bany in 1630, have demonstrated whether their 
descendants, now living in America, have justi- 
fied tliis opinion or belief. The second com- 
pany of settlers to occupy \'an Rennselaer's 
lands came over from Holland in 1638. These 
men and women were selected to make the sec- 
ond settlement on the east side of the Hudson 
river, in wdiat is now Rensselaer county. This 
locality was called "Schotac," or "Schodack 
Landing," and was situated about eight miles 
south of what is now Albany City, but on the 
opposite side of the river. 

Maarten Reeckman, as his name was spelled 
in the Dutch language, was one of these set- 
tlers. He was a young man, and a blacksmith 
by trade. A man understanding this trade was 
indispensable in a new settlement renidte from 
all sources of supply. Schodack Landing had 
been chosen for this new settlement, because a 
fine stream of water which flowed into the 

Hudson river was near this location. It was 
called Schodack creek, and it afforded water 
power for a grist and saw mill. Such mills 
were of great importance, not only to furnish 
timber for dwellings, but to grind their wheat 
and corn, so that they could have bread to eat. 
\ an Rensselaer erected, at his own expense, 
grist and saw mills on Schodack creek at an 
early date. This mill is named in the will of 
Killian \'an Rensselaer, executed June 11, 
1718, proved May 10, 1720. (See New York 
Historical Collections, 1893, labeled "Abstract 
of Wills," vol. 2 (1708-1728), pp. 216-219). 
He leaves this mill on Scliodack creek to his 
son, Jacob. He also devises to same son "fif- 
teen hundred acres of woodland" on or near 
Schodack creek, and "between bounds of Jo- 
hannes Beekman" (as the name is spelled) and 
Moss Van Buren, "with right to cut saw logs 
and timber for said mill." Johannes Beekman, 
as tiie name is spelled in \'an Rensselaer's will, 
was eldest son of Maarten Beeckman, the first 
settler, and doubtless occupied same lanils which 
had been leased to his father, who had died in 
1676, leaving a widow named Susannah Jans 
surviving, and three sons and five daughters. 

The first Dutch church, on east side of the 
upper part of Hudson river, had been erected 
at Schodack Landing. It stood at or near the 
locality now called the "Old Burying Ground." 
Maarten Beeckman was buried in the old grave- 
yard, but tombstones in those days could not 
be procured, so his grave cannot now be fi.xed. 
This church at Schodack Landing was first 
legally incorporated under the laws of the 
state of New York in 1788, by the name of 
"The Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Re- 
fi irmed I'rotestant Dutch Church of Schotack." 
The name of John H. Beeckman, as spelletl in 
the records, is named at this date as one of 
the elders. He was probably a grandson of the 
Johannes Beekman, named in above will, and 
residing on same property. In 1810 the location 
of this church was changed to a place called 
IMutzeskill, about two and a half miles from 
the river, where it still remains. The early 
records of this church, if in existence, would 
furnish considerable information about the first 

Maarten Beeckman, the progenitor of the 
.Albany Beekmans, as the name was generally 
s[ielled in the English language, died in the 
latter part of the year 1676. His widow, Sus- 
annah Jans, on June 21, 1677, makes applica- 
tiiin to the Albany courts and represents that 
she is the widow of Maarten Beeckman, and 
has eight children, three sons and five daugh- 


I. IV 

ters. The sons were Johannes. Marten and 
Hendrick. Joliannes married, in 1680. Machtel. 
daughter of Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn and 
Jannetje Egmont, his wife. He had two sons 
and three daughters by this wife. Johannes, 
his first born son, was baptized in .-Mbany 
Dutch Church. January 27, 1684. He married, 
January 15. 1714, Hester, daugliter of Jeroni- 
nius \Vendell. His second son, Jacob, was 
baptized August 12, 1685; married, December 
17, 1714. Deborah, daughter of Hendrick Han- 
sen and Deborah \'an Dam, his wife. Machtel 
Schermerhoorn, first wife of Johannes Beek- 
man, died in 1690. He married (second), Oc- 
tober 22, 1692, Eva, daughter of Jan V'inhageli, 
or \"inliagen, for this name is spelled both 
ways in early records of the Albany Dutch 
Church. Hy this second wife he had three sons 
and four daughters, making twelve children in 
all. His first son, by second wife, was named 
Johannes Hanse, baptized May 20, 1694; mar- 
ried (first), July 6, 1729, Sarah Cuyler : mar- 
ried (second), December 10, 1748, Deborah 
\'an Schaick. His second son was I\Iartin, 
baptized August 8, 1(195; married October 28, 
1721, Gertrude Msscher. His third son was 
Henry, bajjtized March 30. 1707 ; married .\nne- 
tje Swits, and died December 2, 1755. Johannes 
Beekman, father of above named five sons, 
died at Albany, September 27, 1732, leaving a 
will probated December 2, 1733, and now on 
record in the surrogate's office of New York 
City. (See Abstract of Wills, vol 3 (1730- 
1744). p. 112, also labeled "Collections of New 
York Historical Society for year 1894"). He 
names in this will all of his twelve children. 
His widow, Eva, is named as sole executrix. 
She survived her husband some twenty-two 
years. It will be noticed that testator had a 
son by first wife named "Johannes," and also 
a son by his second wife named "Johannes 
Hanse," unless this is especially noticed it is 
likely to make confusion in the genealogy. 

This Johannes Beekman, father of twelve 
children, is the same person named in Killian 
\ an Rensselaer's will, made in year 17 18. as 
the occupant or owner of lands near "Scho- 
dack Creek," as hereinbefore mentioned. The 
will of his eldest son, Johannes, is recorded in 
same volume as his father's, on page 384 of 
■"Abstract of AVills," vol. 3 (1730-1744). He 
died ten years after his father. 

Martin, second son of the emigrant, seems 
to have engaged when quite young in some 
occupation in Xew York City. He is named 
first in connection with .-\lbany. in May of that 
most eventful year. 1689. in the history of 

England. In this \ear the Stadtliolder of the 
Xetherland Republic became the first constitu- 
tional king of Great Britain, to the great de- 
light and satisfaction of the Hollanders then 
residing in the province of New York. They 
hailed this as "poetical" if not "providential" 
justice, that the Duke of York, or later James 
II., who had stole New York from the Neth- 
erlanders in 1664, should now lose his throne 
and kingdom to the "head" of the Hollanders, 
their much loved prince of Orange. In May. 
1689, Martin Beeckman, as his name is spelled, 
is mentioned as one of the volunteers going up 
from New York City to Albany with a com- 
pany of soldiers, to help defend that town 
against a threatened attack by the French and 
Indians from Canada. The terrible midnight 
massacre of the men and women of Sche- 
nectady had occurred only three months previ- 
ous. Martin Beeckman had doubtless known 
personally many of these Dutch people who 
had been slaughtered in their beds. Sixty 
human beings had been killed and thirty others 
carried away to Canada as prisoners. Martin 
Beeckman's mother, brothers and sisters re- 
sided at or near Albany. It was only natural 
that he should have been concerned for their 
safety after the terrible slaughter of the people 
of Schenectady. Family ties were strong among 
the Netherlanders, although outwardly thev 
seemed so stolid and undemonstrative. Among 
no people were children so strongly attached to 
their parents. (See O. Callagban's Doc. His. 
New York, vol. 2, p. 216). Martin Beeckman 
is here named among the soldiers going up to 
Albany in May, 1689 He seems to have re- 
turned to New York City when his term of 
service expired. The following record from 
.\lbany Dutch Church was published in "1904 
Year Book of Holland .Society of New York," 
on ])age 25: "Marten 15eekman. a young man 
of New York City, and Neellje Slingerlandt. a 
young lady of Albany, were married Septem- 
ber 20th, 1692." There were seven children by 
this marriage, all daughters, whose names are 
given in Holgate's ".American Genealogies," in 
his account of the Beekman family. 

Hendrick Beekman, the remaining son of 
the first settler, is named amt^ng the forty citi- 
zens and residents of Albany City, in the year 
1689. They give their reasons why they can- 
not recognize the government established in 
New York City under Jacob Leisler. They 
repudiate all right on part of the people resid- 
ing in that part of the province of New York 
to establish a government over the people in 
Albany county. They also give other reasons 



for declining to recognize the Leisler govern- 
ment until they have definite information that 
Jacob Leisler has been appointed governor of 
Xew York, or authorized to act as such, by 
King William and Oueen Mary, for whom 
th.ey profess the warmest loyalty. (See O. 
C'allaghan's Doc. His. of New York, vol. 2, pp. 
III-12). Hendrick Beekman married Annetje, 
daughter of Pieter (Juakenbosch ( or Ouack- 
enboss ) and Martje. his wife. They came 
from a i)lace called "()estgcest." in Holland, 
to America, when their first born S(_)n, Reynier, 
was an infant. ( See "(.k-nealogy of Quacken- 
bush or Quackenbos family of Albany, New 
York"). Hendrick P>eekman and .\nnitje, his 
wife, seems to have resided with his mother 
at Schodack Landing for a year or two after 
his marriage. His first born was a son named 
Martin for the pioneer settler. He was born 
in 1685, and no doubt bajjtizetl in the D\itch 
Church at Schodack Landing. The old Dutch 
settlers were very careful to have their children 
baptized. The early records of this church 
have never been published. Hendrick Beekman, 
with his wife and child took up a residence 
in the town of Albany, in the beginning of the 
year 1G86, anil continued to reside there until 
the end of that century. Between the first of 
March, 1 68(1, and first of January, i6<)8, he 
had three daughters and two sons baptized in 
the Albany Dutch Church, the daughters bap- 
tized are named Susannah, Lydia and Martje. 
(See "1904 Year Book of the New York City 
Holland Society"). His second son, named 
Hendrick, was baptized June 5, 1692. He died 
unmarried on the farm in Somerset county. 
New Jersey, March 19. 1769. After coming 
to New Jersey he lived with his father until 
his tleath in 1735. After this he lived with 
his brother, Martin, and after his death with 
Martin's children. He left a will which was 
duly proved and is now recorded in the office 
of the secretary of state at Trenton, New Jer- 
sey, in book K, of wills, page 148, etc. He 
bequeathes and devises all his property equally, 
between the five children of his deceased 
brother, Martin. They are named in this will 
in the order of their ages, as Elizabeth, Hend- 
rick, Samuel, Annitje and John. 

Peter, third and youngest son of Hendrick 
Beekman, was named for his maternal grand- 
father, I^ieter Ouackenboss. He was baptized 
in the .Albany Dutch Church. July 25, 1697. 
Jacob Bogart and Lysbeth Qnackelbosch, as 
their names are spelled, were sponsors. (See 
"1904 Year P.ook of New York City Holland 
Society," p. 75). Peter Beekman died on his 

farm ui .Somerset county. New Jersey, in latter 
end of April, 1773. He left a will, now on record 
;:t Trenton, in book L, of wills, pages 4<)-50. 
He names his wife, Grietje, and three daugh- 
ters with their husbands, viz.: Lantje, wife 
of Fernandus (iulick : Amortje, wife of Peter 
Peterson; and Neeltje, wife of Bernardus \'an 
Zandt. He had no sons. 

Ryert Schermerhoorn, of .Albany county. 
New York, purchased in the summer of the 
year 17 10, of Octavo Coenraats, a merchant of 
New York City, a tract of two hundred and 
fifty acres, on the south side of Raritan river, 
in .Somerset county, New Jersey. Prior to 
this purchase his younger brother, named Lucas 
Schermerhoorn, had also bought lands on the 
Raritan river, and taken up his residence on or 
near the same. As has already been stated, 
Hendrick Beekman's brother, Johannes had 
married for his first wife, Machtel Schermer- 
hoeirn, a sister of above two brothers. Ryert 
and Lucas .Schermerhotirn would naturally 
recommentl to their relatives and friends in 
Albany or Schenectady the purchase of lands 
in and about where they had became owners. 
I think Hendrick Beekman was induced to pur- 
chase the lot next on the west to Schermer- 
hoorn's through his recommendation, for in 
November of the same year Hendrick Beek- 
man received a deed for two hundred and fifty 
acres on south side of Raritan river from 
(.'oenraats. It lay ne.xt to Schermerhoorn's 
lot, according to the general description con- 
tained in the deed. This deed to Hendrick 
Beekman was in existence as late as the year 
1876, when the writer secured an exact copy of 
the same, which he still has in possession. This 
deed is dated November 13, 17 10, it sets out 
first that the proprietors of East Jersey, by 
their deed under seal of said province, dated 
October 20, 1693, conve\'ed to Peter Sonmans, 
Esq., a tract of land in Somerset county, New 
Jersey, between the Millstone river and south 
branch of the Raritan, then follows a descrip- 
tion of twenty-three thousand acres, by chains 
and links. This description is like that pub- 
lished in Rev. E. T. Corwin's book, "Historical 
Discourse c>n Centennial of Millstone Dutch 
Church in 1866," page 17-18. The descrijjtion 
is taken from a deed belonging to Peter A. 
Voorhees, of "Six Mill Run," New Jersey. 
The map which accompanies this little, but 
very useful book, shows clearly all the lands 
which the proprietors of New Jersey had con- 
veyed away on west side of the Millstone and 
south side of the Raritan rivers, ])rior to 1693. 
This conveyance to Sonmans included all their 


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remaining lands between the south branch of 
the Raritan and the .Millstone rivers, in Som- 
erset county. After the description of the 
twenty-three tliousand acres conveyed to Son- 
mans, this fleed to ilendrick ISeekman. as his 
name is spelled tiierein. next sets out that T'eter 
Sonmans, by deed dated January 27. 1706, 
conveyed to Octavo Coenraats, merchaiU of 
New York City, in fee simple, one thousand 
acres of land, being that part of the twenty- 
three thousand acres which lies between the 
two thousand acres which had been first con- 
veyed to Thomas Cooper, one of the original 
twelve proprietors of New Jersey, and a tract 
conveyeil to Thomas Hooper, at the junction 
of the north and south branches of Raritan 
river. In this year, 1706, when the deed to 
Coenracts was executed, one Jan Van Teunis- 
sen is named as owner of the Cooper tract. 
This thousand acres is further described as 
bounded on the south by other lands of Son- 
mans, and on the north by the Raritan river, 
along which he had a frontage of about fifty 
chains, although in the deed to Sonmans it is 
<lescribed as about "forty-five chains." Coen- 
raats seems to have divided up this thousand 
acres into four tracts of two hundred and fifty 
acres, each having a frontage on south side of 
Raritan river. Next this deed set out the re- 
ceipt of eighty-two pounds of New York 
money from Hendrick ISeekman in full pay- 
ment for two liundred and fifty acres of land 
hereby conveyed to him by said Coenraats. 
Ihis two hundred and fifty acres is first de- 
scribed by chains and links, and then by a 
general description, as bounded on east side 
by lands of Ryer Schermerhoorn, west bv 
other lands of said Coenraats, south bv lands 
of Peter Sonmans. and north by Raritan river. 
Then follovv general covenants of clear title, 
peaceable possession, etc., to said Hendrick 
Beekman, his heirs and assigns forever, "he 
paying therefore yearly, if demanded, forever, 
to said Octavo Coenraats, one pepper corn, in 
lieu of all rents and services whatsoever." 
Coenraats signs and seals this deed on the 
right-hand side, and Abraham Gouverneur 
Esq. and Isaac Gouverneur sign as witnesses 
on the left. There is no acknowledgement or 
anything of that nature on this deed, until ten 
years later. Then, under date of October 24. 
1720, is following endorsement certified to 
above signature of David Jamison, who de- 
scribes himself as "Chief Justice of the Prov- 
ince of East Jersey :" "That .\braham Gouver- 
neur, Gentleman, of the city of New York, 
personally ai)])eare<l before me, who on his 

corporal oath did divulge that within men- 
tioned Octavo Coenraats sealed and executed 
the within conveyance as his voluntary act and 
deed, anfl that deponent and Isaac Gouverneur, 
of New York City, merchant, did at same time 
subscribe their names, as witnesses thereunto. 
Witness my hand, date abovesaid, sworn and 
>ubscribed before me. David Jamison." 

.\Ithough this seems intended as a form of 
acknowledgement, and no doubt Jamison ex- 
acted a fee. for he was a "canny Scot," this 
deed was never recorded in any public office 
of New Jersey. It remained in possession of 
the descendants of Hendrick Beekman at the 
homestead on the Raritan river. It was in 
existence in the year 1876, when the writer had 
a copy made. There was also a written agree- 
ment, dated September 20, 1735, between Alar- 
tin r.eekman. described therein as "eldest son 
of Hendrick Beekman," deceased, and his 
brother, Peter Beekman. This agreement was 
evidently drawn by a lawyer, for it is full of 
legal phrases and repetitions, and the co[)y made 
Covers nine pages of modern legal cap paper. 
The lawyer has evidently charged by the folio. 
It first sets out that said Alartin and Peter 
Beekman, with their brother Hendrick Beek- 
man, have hitherto possessed, used and culti- 
vated together, the five hundred acres on the 
Raritan river, which their father, Hendrick 
Beekman. had owned : that they now propose to 
divide it up, allotting to each their proper share : 
that two hundred acres on the south or rear 
end of the farm is to be set off to Peter, while 
Martin is to have the remaining three hundred 
acres, which has a frontage on Raritan river. 
It is then stipulated that if certain lands con- 
tiguous, on the south side to Peter's two hun- 
dred acres, can be purchased and conveyed to 
Peter, he will deed back one hundred acres of 
the two hundred so set off from the homestead. 
This would give Martin, who also represented 
I'.is bachelor brother, Hendrick, four hundred 
acres, or e.^:actly two hundred for each of the 
three brothers. This [property lay along the 
Raritan. adjacent to the public highway, which 
has long been known as "Beekman's Lane," 
in the county of Somerset. Now, when did 
Ilendrick Beekman. the father, get the second 
tract of two hundred and fifty acres, which 
made up the five hundred acres, which his sons 
divided in the year 1735? The acknowledge- 
ment on the deed from Coenraats to Hendrick 
Beekman was taken ten years after his pur- 
chase, or in 1720. It was also taken in New 
York City, where Gouverneur, a resident of 
that city, makes oath of its due execution. 



Now it would appear that some other legal 
business was transacted at that time, and ad- 
vantage was taken to have this form of ac- 
knowledgement endorsed on this deed, so it 
might be recorded, although this was never 
done. Ryer Schernierhoorn. a resident of 
Schenectady, Albany county. New York, pur- 
chased in the summer of l/io the first tract, 
which Coenracts conveyed of his thousand 
acres on Raritan river. This tract was the 
first one on the east side, and next to what 
had been the Thomas Cooper tract of two 
thousand acres, on Raritan river. At that time 
one Jan Teunissen owned it. In Noveml:)er of 
same year, Hendrick Beekman purchased the 
next tract, adjacent to Schermerhoorns. Ryer 
01 Ryert Schernierhoorn made his will April 
6, 1717. It was proved April 9, 1726, and is 
now on record in surrogate's office of New 
York City, in liber 10 of wills, page 171. (See 
"Collections of New York Historical Society 
for year 1803," labeled vol. 2, Abstract of Wills 
(1708-1728) ]jp. 335-6). He devises to his 
daughter, Janneke, wife of Volkert Symonsen, 
one-half of his lands on Raritan river, in Som- 
erset county, New Jersey, and to the three 
children of his deceased daughter, Catalina, 
late wife of John \Vemp, the other half of said 
tract. These grandchildren are named in this 
will as Myndert. Ryert, and ,-\riantie Wemp. 
Their father, John Wemp, I think, was a son 
of Myndert Wemp, who was killed and scal|)ed 
by the Indians at that terrible massacre of the 
people of Schenectady, in February, 1689. 
The attack was made at midnight, when all the 
people were sound asleep in their beds. Sixty 
men, women and children were slaughtered. 
John Wemp, then a boy, was taken oif to 
Canada with some thirty others as prisoners. 

This devise to his daughter and three grand- 
children was subject to the use of said lands 
by his brother, Lucas Schermerhoorn, who had 
settled somewhere along the Raritan river, 
for the term of six years ; who also is bec|ueath- 
ed "all the cattle, belonging to the testator on 
said lands in Somerset county." The writer, 
in year 1879, received some curious informa- 
tion from Rev. James Riker, the well-known 
historian, whose "History of Harlem" is a 
monument to his patient, conscientious and 
thorough work. This letter from Air. Riker 
is dated at Waverly, New York, September 13, 
1879, and is still in writer's possession. Among 
other matters Mr. Riker writes: "Now I was 
aware that a great number of the early settlers 
on the Raritan were from Albany and vicinity. 
Among them I noticed the name of Lucas 

Schermerhoorn. I had in my possession some 
old Schermerhoorn papers, obtained through 
my wife, and I was tempted to re-examine 
them ; when singularly enough I found two 
deeds relating to lands on the Raritan river 
and embracing the very farm which your an- 
cestor, Samuel Beekman, held there, as it now 
turns out. It appears that in 1693 Peter Son- 
mans purchased of the proprietors twenty- 
three thousand acres of land on the south side 
of the river Raritan, and west of the Millstone. 
In 1706 Sonmans conveyed to Octavo Coen- 
raats one thousand acres off of the north end 
of his said tract, next the Raritan river, and 
having Jan Teunissen ( before Thomas Cooper ) 
on the east, and Daniel Hooper on the west. 
That Coenraats sold in 17 10 to Ryer Schermer- 
hiiorn. of .\lbany county ( and brother to Lucas, 
aforesaid ), two hundred and fifty acres, a part 
of said one thousand, lying next to Jan Teunis- 
sen, north to the Raritan river, and west to 
Coenraat's other lands. That in 1720 Volkert 
Syinonsen and Janneke, his wife (one of the 
daughters of Ryer Schermerhoorn), sold to 
Johannes Beeckman Jr., of Albany, one-half of 
tins two hundred and fifty acre tract (not de- 
fining which half). This Johannes Beeck- 
man's mother was a sister of Ryer Schermer- 
hoorn, and named Machtel. Ryer was there- 
fore an uncle on his mother's side, while Hend- 
rick Beekman was his uncle on his father's 
side. Johannes Ileeckman Jr. was therefore a 
cousin to Martin, Hendrick and Peter, the 
three sons of Hendrick Beeckman. This is as 
far as my deeds go, but one thing is to be ob- 
served. This last deed to Johannes Beeckman 
Jr., duly executed (not recorded), certainly 
remained with the deed to Ryer Schermer- 
hoorn, or among his papers. I notice the seal 
is ofif. It would argue that this deed was 
never delivered. I think the conclusion irresist- 
ible, that about this time, Hendrick Beeckman 
bougiit the land on the Raritan river from the 
heirs of Ryer Schermerhoorn." 

I have quoted Mr. Riker's reasoning in full. 
He did not know that Hendrick Beekman had 
bought the lot next to Schermerhoorn on the 
west, in latter ])art of 1710. In his description 
of Schermerhoorn's tract, Coenraats's lands 
are named as on west side, which shows that 
Hendrick Beekman purchased his tract after 
Schermerhoorn, for Ryer Schermerhoorn is 
named as owner of the east tract in deed to 
Hendrick Beekman. His reasoning, however, 
shows when Hendrick Beekman got the sec- 
ond tract, and so made up the five hundred 
acres which his suns divided in 1735. 



Lucas Schermerhoorn, the brother, had a 
right of "six years possession" after Ryer"s 
death. There is httle doubt hut wiiat liend- 
rick Beeknian assumed the obhgatiuii t>f his 
nephew. Johannes Beecknian Jr.. of Albany, 
who had a deed for one-half of this two hun- 
dred and fifty acres from \'olkert Symonsen 
and wife, who were devisees under the will of 
Kyer Schermerhoorn. Tlie three W'cni]) chil- 
dren were entitled to the other half, and no 
doubt deeded this to Hendrick Reekman. so 
he became owner of the five liundreil acres, 
oi two of Coenraats' tracts. 

Marten Beekman, eldest son of Hendrick 
Beekman and Annitje Ouackenboss, his wife, 
married June 21. 1724, Elizabeth (born 1700, 
died November 27, 1760), daughter of Samuel 
Waldron and Xeeltje Bloodgood. his wife, of 
Harlem. New York, and died on his farm in 
Somerset county. Xew Jersey, October 2j, 
1757, intestate. He left five children surviving: 
I. Elizabeth, born August 30, 1725; married 
Frances Brazier, of Raritan Landing; died 
November g, 1810; buried by her husband, in 
Episcopal churchyard at Xew Brunswick, Xew 
Jersey. 2. Hendrick, born March 24, 1727; 
married f'hoebe P)loomfield ; died intestate on 
his farm. January 26, 1796, leaving eight chil- 
dren who are named with some of their de- 
scendants in the "New York Gen, and Biogh. 
Record," 1897. pp. 52-55. Also same publi- 
cation for year 1899, pp. 83-84. 3. Samuel^ 
born November 26, 1729; married, December 
5, 1765, Elizabeth (born January 29, 1744. 
died .April 7. 1806). daughter of Samuel Wald- 
ron and .Annake Delamater, his wife, of New- 
town. Long Island. Ann Delamater was a 
daughter of Johannes Delamater, of Harlem. 
New York, whose will was proved March 24, 
1743. (See Abstract of Wills, vol. 3, p. 424. 
"Collections of New York His. Society," for 
1894). Samuel Beekman died on his farm in 
Somerset county. New Jersey, October 19, 
1808. He left a will now on record in surro- 
gate's office of Somerset county. New Jersey. 

4. Annitje, born June 28, 1734; married, No- 
vember 12, 1766, Johannes Waldron; died Sep- 
tember 5. 1795, leaving one daughter surviving. 

5. John, born November 5. 1741 ; married, July 
30, 1769, .Arriantje, daughter of Cornelius 
Tunison, whose will is recorded at Trenton. 
New Jersey, in book 34, of wills, p. 341. He 
names three of John Reekman"s and his daugh- 
ter's children in this will. John Beeknian died 
March 19, 1789, leaving a will now recorded 
at Trenton. New Jersey, in book 30. of wills. 
]). 22^. etc. Genealogy of children and descend- 

ants of John Beeknian for several generations 
is published in ".Xew York Genealogical and 
Biography Record." year 1897. PP- i5t>-'59- 
.\lso .see same ])ublication for year 1902, 
p. 45. Cornelius Beekman. a resident of 
iack.sonville, Oregon, and a well known citizen 
there during latter part of nineteenth century, 
is a lineal descendant oi above Jcjhn Beekman. 
Several of his descendants also resided during 
same time in City of I'atli. New York, and in 
Steuben county, same state. 

Samuel Beekman, eldest son of Samuel 
Beekman and Elizabeth Waldron, above 
named, was born on the farm along Raritan 
river, in Somerset county. New Jersey, Sep- 
tember 21. I7C)6, and died on his farm near 
Harlingen, same comity, March 4, 1750; 
buried in old graveyard of Harlingen. where 
many of his descendants are interred. He was 
an active member of the Harlingen Dutch 
Church, serving as deacon and elder. He was 
chairman of the building committee which 
erected the church edifice in 1804, at what is 
now Flarlingen village. He married Helena 
( born on Ten Broeck farm, near Harlingen, 
January 26, 1768, died on same farm, where 
she had always lived, February 15, 1855), 
youngest child of Cornelius Ten Broeck and 
Margaret Louw his wife. (See genealogy of 
this branch of Ten Broecks in "(Genealogical 
and Biographical Record of New York," for 
year 1888, pp. 69-77, by Cornelius H. Van 
Caasbeek. of Kingston. New York). Samuel 
Beekman served many years as captain of a 
cavalry company, which the young farmers 
in that part of Somerset county had organized. 
I: was for this reason he was called "Captain" 
during all latter years of his life. He also 
served several years as collector of taxes, and 
in other township and county offices. 

.Samuel Beekman and Helena Ten Broeck, 
his wife, had nine children, viz. : four sons 
and five daughters. .All of them grew up, 
married and had children, except their young- 
est daughter, who died young. For full 
account of their eight children together with 
some of their descendants who reside in the 
state of Illinois, (.see vol. xvi, of "The New 
York (]Ienealogical and Biographical Record," 
pp. 133-137. entitled "Record of a Branch of 
Beekman Family in New Jersey, New York 
and Illinois." I The eight children of Samuel 
Beekman antl Helena Ten linx-ck his wife were 
all born in the first brick house erected in 
this part of Somerset county. Cornelius Ten 
Broeck owned a farm of four hundred and 
twenty-seven acres which had been purchased 



by his father, Jacob Ten Broeck, of Kingston, 
New York. Cornelius Ten Broeck had clay 
dug on this farm, and the brick burned by two 
(ierman or French brick makers. John Scott 
a mason, did all the mason work in years 1764- 
5, when dwelling was completed. The dwell- 
ing is yet standing, (1910). All of Samuel 
Beekman's children were born in this house. 
His third son was born April 10, 1801, and 
was named by his mother for her eldest 
brother, Jacob Ten Broeck, who was born 
February 12, 1750, and March 7 following 
was baptized at dwelling of Simon \''an Arts- 
dalen, in Somerset county. New Jersey, by 
Rev. John Leight, a clergyman of the Dutch 
Church. The Dutch language was used at 
that time, and after the ceremony was over, 
the dominie and all present were invited to a 
good dinner at the home of the parents. Jacob 
I'en Broeck grew up a very strong, active man. 
and very obedient to his parents. He was 
twenty-si.x years old and engaged to be mar- 
ried to a girl named Ten Eyck, who was all 
his parents could wish for a wife. In the 
summer of 1776 he went out with the Jersey 
militia, and was stationed with this company 
at Paulus Hook, as the region about what is 
now Jersey City was then called. Here, Sep- 
tember 18 or 19, 1776, he was seized with 
some kind of burning or malignant fever. At 
this time the American army had been defeated 
on Long Island, and New York City was in 
the occupation of the British army. The sick 
in the camp at I'aulus Hook cou'd 110 longer 
be sent over the Hudson river to the hospitals 
there. The upper bay was black with the 
British men-of-war and transport ships. The 
detachment at Paulus Hook was in great dan- 
ger of an attack by an overwhelming force. 
Cut off from all communication with the main 
army under Cen. Washington, the nfficers did 
not know what to do. L'nder'such disjiiriting 
circumstances and suffering from a burning 
fever. Jacob Ten Broeck was granted leave 
of absence to go home. Unable to walk, he 
obtained a horse and rode from Paulus Hook 
to his home near Harlingen. He reached his 
father's house September 21 in a pitable con- 
dition. A physician was at once called in and 
everything possible done to save his life. 
Fever, exposure and neglect had done its work. 
Two weeks after reaching home, on October 
5, 1776, he died. His parents never recovered 
from the loss of their first born son. The 
reverses suffered liy the .\merican army at 
this period added to their sorrow and gloom. 
It seemed to them that his life had been use- 

lessly sacrificed in the morn of his manhood. 1 
Helena, his youngest sister, was then eight 
years old, and was deeply atTected by his death 
and the heart breaking grief of her parents. 
When eighty years of age she spoke of it as 
the most unhappy period of her life. Soon 
after his death, the British army, in all their 
g!or}', with bands of music, passed through 
Princeton, within three miles of her home, in 
hot pursuit of (jen, Washington and the rem- 
nant of his ragged troops. In memory of this 
brother, she named her third son Jacob Ten 
Broeck Beekman. He was born April 10, 
1801. in the brick farm house erected by her 
father on his farm near Harlingen in years 
1764-5. This house is still standing and in 
use. He died at Middletown village, Mon- 
mouth county, April 2T,. 1875. A picture of 
this last house with a brief history of same 
can be seen in the "Historical and Biographical 
Atlas of the New Jersey Coast." pp. 1 13-14; 
also a good likeness of Air. Beekman, from a 
photograph taken when he was sixty-five years 
old, is shown on [jage 117 of same publication. 

He married, h\'bruary 12. 1833, Ann (born 
February 22. 1801, died May 18. 1876). daugh- 
ter of George Crawford and Eleanor Schanck, 
his second wife. A complete genealogy of this 
Crawford family is given in the "Scott Family 
of Shrewsljurv," pji. 17-25, bv Rev. .•\. C. 

Jacob T. 1j. Beekman graduated at Union 
College, Schenectady; entered Theological 
Seminary at New Brunswick, New Jersey, and 
was licensed as a minister of Reformed Dutch 
church in 1826. He was called the same year 
as pastor of the Dutch church then located in 
what was the old township of Middletown, 
Monmouth county, but afterwards taken off 
t ■ form what is now Holmdel township. Here 
he served ten years, content, as he once 
remarked to his friend Rev. Garret C. Schenck, 
with "stipends sufficient to pay the board of 
hnnself and his horse." He also did consider- 
able missionary service through Monmouth 
county, which then included the county of 
Ocean. He rode about on horseback, preach- 
ing in school houses and sometimes in barns. 
In 1836 he severed his connections with the 
llolmdei Dutch church and took up his perma- 
nent residence in the village of Middletown, 
where he resided the rest of his life. The 
first Baptist church in what is now the state 
of New Jersey had been organized in this 
])lacc. The population of English descent were 
strong believers in baptism by immersion. 
Even in the coldest winters they would cut 

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lioles through the ice of tlie nearest mill pond 
1(1 baptize their converts. The Dutch church 
at Ilolmdel, then called the Middletown Dutch 
Church, was five miles distant by the public 
road from Middletown village. With the good 
will of four or five farmers of Dutch descent, 
named Hendrickson. Luyster and Couwen- 
hoven, residing on farms over a mile west 
from Middletown \illage, it was resolved to 
purchase a lot and erect a church in this vil- 
lage. Many people ridiculed the idea of build- 
ing a church when there was no congregation 
to fill it or support a minister : others said, 
"the people here are all ISaptists and they will 
not attend a church where ])eopIe are sprinkled 
with a few drops of water." L'ndisturbed by 
the clamors, Mr. Ileekman went on. A lot 
was bought and a church was built. He gave 
freely of his time, labor and means. He even 
borrow'ed $500 on his individual note, to pay 
some of the final indebtedness. When the edi- 
fice was completed, Mr. P>eekman gave public 
notice that he would preach every .Sunday, and 
invited the people to attend, assuring all of 
a welcome. Attracted more by curiosity than 
piety, a large number of people attended, for 
there was nothing to pay. Not only on that 
Sunday but for nearly three years following, 
he preached without any salary or other per- 
(;uisites. In that time he had gathered a con- 
gregation able and willing to supjiort an 
unmarried man as pastor. Mr. r.eekman 
secured a young and single man named Craw- 
ford to serve as their first regularly installed 
pastor at a stated salary. During the three 
years Mr. Reekman preached, he had the care 
of conducting a farm and other business. In 
the year 1837 he lost an infant daughter. 
Three years before, his first born, a son. 
named Edwin, died. The graves of those two 
children, with headstones giving their names 
and dates of death, may be seen to-day in the 
yard behind this church. They were among 
the first interments in this burying-ground 
^Ir. Pieekman's funeral was held in this church. 
and was the only thing he ever received fm- 
bis sacrifices and services. It was, however. 
now too small to seat the crowd of people who 
turned out to pay their last respects to the 
n;eniory of "Dominie lleekman/' as he was 
generally called. 

Mr. Heekman, later in life, jireached many 
years at Port Washington, as Oceanic was 
then called. He also preached at one time for 
a church in New York City and elsewhere. 
He never refused to jjreach the funerals of 
the colored ]jeople when requested. 

George Crawford I'>cckman was his third 
son, anil named for his maternal grandfather. 
He was born July 2, 1839, in same dwelling 
where his mother was born and had always 
resided at west end of Middletown village. 
This house was accidentally burned flown in 
1892. At age of fifteen he entered the freshman 
class of Princeton College, and graduated in 
class of 1859, receiving the degrees of A. B. 
and A. M. in course. He entered his name 
as a student of law in the ofiice of Joel Parker, 
of Freehold, Monmouth county. His first 
vote was cast the same year for the three 
Douglas electors on the ])residential ticket, 
erasing the other four electors. The leading 
politicians of three parties had made this 
ticket without regard to principle or patriot- 
ism. He erased its four electors who repre- 
sented the ultra-southern pro-slavery Democ- 
racy and the "Know Nothing" party, as 
called. He did this without knowing or even 
considering that a majority of the New Jersey 
Democrats would vote the same way. He was 
therefore surprised when he found that these 
three electors were the only ones chosen. The 
good sense and instinct of the masses was 
clearly demonstrated in this unexpected result. 
Soon after, when South Carolina passed her 
act of secession, he wrote an article for the 
Republican paper at Freehold, now known as 
the Monmouth Inquirer. The article was 
signed ".A Jackson Democrat," and expressed 
his views as to what would be the result if they 
were permitted to dissolve the Union peace- 
ably, as then advocated by Horace Greeley, in 
the Tribune. This article attracted consider- 
able attention, and evoked a savage criticism 
from James S, Yard, editor and owner of the 
Monmouth Democrat. He assumed the article 
was u ritten by a "Truculent .Abolitionist." 

Mr. lieekman was licensed by the supreme 
court of New Jersey in 1863 as an attorney at 
law, and three years later as a counsellor. 
Joel Parker was elected governor of New Jer- 
sev in 1863: debarred from practice of law, 
lie kindl}- permitted Mr. I'.eekman to use his law 
office and library at Freehold during his term. 
The first three or four years of a young law- 
yer's practice is generally discouraging. Peo- 
]5le fear to trust a lawyer without experience. 
The many reverses sustained by the I'nion 
armies and the enlistment of so many of the 
citizens of New Jersey greatly aflfected law 
business, .\fter the war ended, the demoraliza- 
tion of camp life and war caused a great 
increase of civil and criminal business. The 
su()reme court justice whose circuit included 

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Monmouth, Aliddlesex and Ocean counties, 
could not find time to try all the cases in the 
common pleas and orphan's courts of Mon- 
mouth county. The apjieals and other business 
had accumulated for two years. In the winter 
of 18(19 the Jersey legislature passed an act 
authorizing the appointment of a "law judge" 
for JMonmouth county, with an annual salary 
of $i,Soo. The act prohibited the incumbent 
from jjractice of law during his term. Mr. 
Beekman was the first judge to occupy this 
position in Monmouth county. In absence of 
the supreme court justice the law judge pre- 
sided over the inferior court of common pleas, 
the court of general quarter sessions of the 
peace and the orphan's court. The first two 
years he was fully occupied in the trials of 
the accumulated cases and such new business 
as came in, the third year he had only the new 
business, and this did not occupy the courts 
over two m(.)nths of continuous time during 
the year. At tlie last court over which he pre- 
sided only thirteen indictments were found by 
the grand jury. The defendants all plead 
guilty, as the records of the court in the clerk's 
ofiice of ^lonmouth county will show. As he 
was debarred from practice of law and had no 
other business, he spent considerable of his 
time in searching the old records of Mon- 
mouth county in the clerk's office. He found 
considerable information, showing where the 
first settlers in Monmouth came from, how 
the early courts were constituted and who 
were the judges, etc. ; also the disputes between 
the Scotch and English settlers, and other facts 
of interest. Some of these researches he gave 
to James S. Yard, who published them from 
week to week in his news])aper. This was 
purely a labor of love as Mr. Beekman received 
no compensation and expected none. At a 
later date Mr. Yard had these articles, with 
others written by Hon. Edwin Salter, and 
some comjMled by himself, bound together in 
books, entitled "(3ld Times in Old Monmouth," 
and ]3ut on the market at five dollars per copy. 
In making these researches in the clerk's 
office, he came across the name of Mordecai 
Lincoln as a resident of Monmouth county 
between 1707 and 1718. He married Hannah, 
only daughter of Richard Salter and Sarah 
Bowne, his wife. Sarah Bowne was one of 
the three daughters of Captain John Bowne 
and Lydia Holmes, his wife. Slie was born 
November 27, i6()(j. John Bowne was one of 
the leading men who procured the Monmouth 
patent from Richard Nicholls in 1665, and 
was one of the leading men in the settlement 

of Middletown and Shrewsbury. Hannah 
Salter, wife of Mordecai Lincoln, had a 
brother named Richard Salter, who was chief 
justice of the supreme court of New Jersey 
between 1750 and his death. Mordecai Lin- 
coln, with his family, removed in 1718 from 
Monmouth county over into what was then 
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, at a place 
some sixty odd miles west of Philadelphia. 
He had a son named John, who removed to 
Rockingham county, Virginia. One of John's 
sons migrated over into Kentucky where Abra- 
ham Lincoln was born. 

During the three years Mr. Beekman served 
as judge he tried many civil and criminal 
cases as the court records in the clerk's office 
will show. Only a few were carried to the 
higher courts for review. None of these were 
reversed or even modified, but were all 
affirmed. Becoining weary of the idleness 
and restraints of this office, Mr. Beekman 
resigned it in the winter of 1873. His explana- 
tion to the lawyers and their remarks at the 
last court over which he presided were pub- 
lished in full in the Monmouth Democrat of 
that week. If any one has any curiosity about 
this matter, the files of that paper for the 
year 1873, in the Monmouth clerk's office, will 
fully gratify them. 

He at once resumed the [practice of law at 
Freehold. The first important case in which 
he was employed was the famous Allaire will 
case, which had been in litigation in New York 
many years. LInder the management of an 
able Chicago lawyer it had been brought over 
into New Jersey, as the lands lay in Monmouth 
and Ocean counties. George C. Ludlow, after- 
wards governor of New Jersey, and Courtland 
Parker, a celebrated Newark lawyer, were 
the lawyers for the last wife and her child. 
' )wing to an indispensable call on the Chicago 
h'.wyer, he was obliged to leave the burden of 
making reply to above named lawyers and it 
fell on Mr. Beekman. The jury found a ver- 
dict for his client, but it was afterwards set 
aside by the supreme court and they never got 
another. The next important case, extending 
through four years, in which the whole man- 
agement devolved upon him, was against a 
defaulting tax collector of Freehold township, 
Monmouth county. He was a man who had 
been active in the Republican party for many 
years, had held township offices and served 
also as one of the inspectors of the New Jersey 
states prison under the Republican party. He 
also had four or five brothers residing in 
Monmouth. Some were men of influence in 


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the Republican party, and otlicrs in the Dem- 
ocratic party. One of these brothers had 
served as keeper of the Sandy Hook Hghthouse 
some fifteen or twenty consecutive years inulcr 
the Repubhcan party. Another brother named 
Austin, had held coimty offices under the Dem- 
ocratic party, who had alsosent him to the New 
Jersey legislature, where he served one term as 
s])eaker of the house. He also had two or 
three other brothers who were (|uite prominent 
and influential, some in the church and snme 
in business. 

George \\\ Patterson, prior to the close of 
the civil war, had been an active worker in the 
Republican party. After serving one or two 
terms as inspector of the criminals in the 
Xew Jersey state prison, he was refused 
reappointment. He then came over to the 
Democratic party and was elected in the 
spring of 1871 tax collector of Freehokler 
township, iMonmouth county. He gave eight 
men, chiefly farmers advanced in years, as 
securities on his bond. They signed through 
good will, and at his request without compen- 
sation. The next year he was again elected, 
and again for the third time in the spring of 
1873. Some new men went on his bonds, and 
some of the old sureties continued to sign 
in each of these three years. 

He had sometime prior to first election 
engaged in the hotel business at Freehold. A 
man named \\'ade Johnson, who had kept a 
livery stable at Freehold many years and 
accumulated a capital of about $8,000, was 
persuaded by Patterson to become his partner 
and buy the Union Hotel at Freehold. This 
was an old and first-class hotel prior to their 
purchase. As Johnson put in most of the 
capital his name headed the firm as Johnson 
& Patterson. Patterson was a liberal land- 
lord and popular with the politicians and boys. 
In April, 1874, LaFayette Conover, a friendly 
creditor of Patterson, filed a petition in the 
United States court at Trenton, Xew Jersey, 
to adjudge him a bankrupt. Patterson soon 
after filed a list of his individual indebtedness. 
It amounted to 824,000. Among his creditors 
named were Stewart Brown, of Freehold ; Bill 
Warrick, of Hightstown ; and a man named 
Reynolds, of Newark: all three money lenders, 
or "bonus men,'' as popularly called. The 
amount owing to these three men amoinited to 
about Si 0.000, showing that Patter.son had been 
paying excessive sums for their loans. Pat- 
terson's assets were only a few worthless 
notes. \\'ade Johnson lost all his ca])ital in the 

bankruptcy of his [)artner and soon after died 
a poor man. 

.-\bout this time the township committee of 
h'reehold discovered tliat there was a shortage 
of nearly in the ta.xes and school money 
collected in the year 1873. Three of his old 
sureties and four new ones signed Patterson's 
bond as collector for the year 1873. They 
were all men advanced in years, who signed 
at Patterson's reiiuest, and through good will. 
At this time there was no sus])icion of any 
embezzlement during the first two years, Pat- 
terson had collected on the duplicate of taxes 
and school money in year 1873 nearly $40,000. 
In the spring of 1874 the township committee 
found a shortage of nearly, or one- 
fourth of the whole amount collected. The 
sureties were men sujjposed to be worth no less 
than $5,000 and not over $20,000. Patterson 
kept no books and his accounts were greatly 
tangled. He seemed to retain his influence 
over these sureties, and they were induced to 
believe that they could escape their liability 
as bondsmen and that no jury would find a 
verdict against them. They were all old resi- 
dents, and largely connected by blood or inter- 
marriage with other prominent farmers of 
Freehold township. The township committee 
were compelled to direct a suit at law against 
them. Mr. Beekman instituted the suit against 
George \V. Patterson and his seven sureties 
then living on the bond signed by them in 
March, 1873, '" the supreme court of New 
Jersey. They shrewdly employed two of the 
leading lawyers of the county to defend them, 
one was Charles Ilaight, a leader of the Demo- 
cratic party, and the other William \'reden- 
burgh, a leading man in the Republican party. 
The suit was instituted in June, 1874, and w-as 
not ended until 1878, or four years later. In 
that time six of the sureties on the different 
bonds were dead. Knowing that the numerous 
defendants and their relatives had considerable 
irfluence and that many of the men who made 
[)olitics a business, sympathized with Patter- 
son. Mr. Beekman ajjplied to the supreme 
court for a struck jury to try this cause. This 
application was granted and twenty-four of 
the most intelligent and upright men answered 
to their names in January term of 1875, when 
the case came on for trial. Twelve of these 
men were sworn as jurors, each side having 
their usual number of challenges. The trial 
lasted nine days. Mr. lieekman was counsel 
for the township, while Air. Ilaight and Air. 
\redenburgh represented the defendants. 



George \A'. Patterson was the first witness 
called for the defendants. The jury retired 
at 2 o'clock p. ni. nf January 23. 1875, and 
returned at 6 o'clock the same afternoon, 
rendering a verdict for the township of Free- 
hold against George W. Patterson and his 
bondsmen of 1873 for $9,223.59. The De- 
fendant's counsel, Mr. \'redenburgh. had 
excepted to some evidence offered Ijy ])laintift 
during the trial, as to a certain amount of 
school money received by Patterson and not 
accounted for; that this money was received 
in 1872, and was chargeable against the laonds- 
men of that year. As no charge had been 
made and not even any suspicions entertained 
that Patterson had embezzled any money dur- 
ing the first two years, this objection was over- 
ruled by the court, and exception taken by 
counsel of defendants. On rule to show cause, 
obtained by Mr. Vredenburgh, evidence was 
taken which clearly established the fact that 
this money was taken in 1872, and the bonds- 
men of that year were liable. Lender tliis state 
of facts the supreme court set aside the verdict 
and granted a new trial. This objection of the 
defendant, and tlie new trial, directed close 
attention to his accounts in years 1871 and 
1872. It was discovered that Patterson had 
pilfered over $1,400 of tax money in 1871, and 
over $2,000 in 1872. (")n March 4, 1876, two 
suits were instituted on bonds of 1871 and 

1872. The supreme court justice, on his own 
motion, referreil all these suits to Joseph D. 
Redle, who had served as a supreme court 
justice and as governor of New Jersey. He 
heard evidence and counsel on both sides and 
made his report April 27, 1877, on the three 
cases. He reported ,$1,404.59 embezzled by 
Patterson in 1871 for which his bondsmen of 
that year were liable, with interest from June 
13, 1874. He reported $2,226.93 taken in 1872, 
and $9,460.96 embezzled by the collector in 

1873, for which the respective bondsmen of 
these years were liable, with interest from 
June 13, 1874. Exceptions were filed by the 
<lefen(lants to these reports which made a jury 
trial necessary and comjuilsory. The bonds- 
men on the two bonds of 1871 and 1872 would 
never have been sued but for the discovery 
made and brought to light on the trial of the 
1873 bondsmen by their own lawyers. Now 
the same lawyers are fighting to relieve them 
from their liability. Not willing to go before 
the ordinary jurors called by tlie sheriff', on 
account of the number and infiuence of somanv 
defeuilants and their numerous relatives and 
friends, Mr. LJeekman again applied for struck 

juries in all three cases. These jurors was 
struck at Mr. E. W. Scudder's residence in the 
city of Trenton, on September 6, 1877, at 7:30 
o'clock p. m. C'ne hundred and forty- four 
men were selected from residents in Monmouth 
ct'unty by the justice. The respective counsel 
could each strike oft' any twelve persons out of 
the forty-eight, leaving twenty-four for each 
case to be returned by the sheriff'. As three 
cases were to be tried, forty-eight men selected 
in each case by the justice and reduced by the 
lawyers to twenty-four men, made it neces- 
sary for the sheriff' of Monmouth county to 
summon seventy-two men. The three trials 
came on at the courthouse in Freehold, Octo- 
ber 2, 1877. The same lawyers appeared for 
defendants in each cause. These juries were 
impannelled in due order, beginning with the 
bondsmen of 1871, and ending with bondsmen 
of 1873. The verdicts confirmed the reports of 
the referee, J. D. Bedle, except a little more 
interest had become due. If the bondsmen of 
1873 had made no fight, the smaller defalca- 
tions of 1871 and 1872 would never have been 
discovered, and the bondsmen in those years 
would have escaped all trouble. Hugh Alana- 
han. William B. Sutphin. David C, Dancer, 
C hristopher Probasco, Adam Marcellus and 
Richard Davis were among the bondsmen -of 
George W. Patterson who died while this liti- 
gation was ])ending, and prior to any payments 
b) them to the township. The death of Wade 
Johnson, and all these men, followed directly 
on the heels of Patterson's bankruptcy. Alto- 
gether, of twelve men who signed as bondsmen 
f(^r Patterson during those three years, only six 
survived, who were young in years and better 
able to stand the trouble. It was a hard and 
bitter fight, but it established a precedent, that 
sureties on official bonds must be held respon- 
sible, in spite of sympathy. In no other way 
could innocent taxpayers be protected. 

Another case tried during those years and 
finally adjudicated in the New Jersey supreme 
court, is reported in loth \'room, of the Law 
Reports of the State, page 22, etc., entitled 
Stewart Brown vs. Mcintosh. The court here 
decides that illegal interest or bonus money on 
loans can be recovered back from the Shylock, 
or note shaver. Mr. Beekman obtained this 
decision for his client, Mcintosh, after litiga- 
tion lasting some three years. It made the 
statute law clear, and had the effect of break- 
ing up or crip]iling the open and notorious way, 
this usury business had been carried on in New- 

The case of Thomas Stout against estate of 



] k'lii V Seabrook, deceased, was another case 
u liich apjjears in the Xew Jersey Law Reports, 
in which Mr. Beekman represented the widow, 
who was executrix under tlie will of her hus- 
band. She knew nothing uf her husband's busi- 
ness, which he had carried on at Keyport, in 
Monmouth county. The plaintilT"s brother-in- 
law. Walling, had been a partner of .Seabrook 
at one time, and later his clerk up to his death. 
Stout's son had also been a clerk in his store. 
These two men, close relatives of Stout, knew 
all about his business, while the widow was 
wholly ignorant of it. An ini])ortant account 
book which Seabrook kept was missing and 
could not be found by the executrix, while, 
strange as it may appear, the plaintiff had a 
copy of it made by his son, while clerk. Stout 
employed J. D. Bedle, who had been governor 
of Xew Jersey and a supreme court justice, also 
other able lawyers. The widow and executrix 
placed the whole matter in Mr. Beekman's 
hands, saying she knew nothing about the busi- 
ness, and he must do the best he could. I f the 
claim was just, she wanted to pay it, but if 
wrong, she wanted to reject it. It seemed 
suspicious to her, but whatever the courts of 
New Jersey adjudged, she was willing to abide 
by. She was a remarkably intelligent woman, 
and a public speaker on church and temperance 
work. She left, however, the whole case in 
her lawyer's hands, and seemed wholly uncon- 
cerned as to the result. She never came near 
him during the progress of the case, or made 
any in([uiry as to how he was getting along 
with it. After the final decision of the last 
court, she wrote a very touching letter, saying 
that she had placed implicit trust in Providence, 
and at no time had worried as to the result. 
Mrs. Teresa AX'alling Seabrook was a well- 
known woman, and highly respected tiirough- 
out Monmouth county. 

One of the hardest and most bitterly contest- 
ed cases in which he was ever engaged, was 
that brought by John W. (iaskell, a school 
teacher, at Englishtown, in Monmouth county, 
against Rev. Charles Everitt, a Presbyterian 
minister. Rev. Percy Perinchief. a Methodist 
preacher, Charles S. Tunis, (jarrct R. Conover, 
Luther \'. Dey and William (1. Conover, de- 
fendants, who resided at or near Englishtown. 
Manalapan township, Monmouth county. The 
suit was for libel, and 815,000 damages were 
claimed for the injury to (iaskell's feelings 
and reputation. F"or some reasons, consider- 
able iiolitical feeling was aroused, and a num- 
ber of pri>minent politicians sided with (jaskell. 
Mr. Beekman tried hard to get a struck jury. 

but for some unaccountable reason, which he 
could not discover, his application was denied. 
The community about luiglishtown was "all 
agog" and greatly excited over this trial. Mark 
.Sooy, a ])rominent lawyer of Mount Holly, was 
associated with Mr. Beekman. The defendants, 
outside of the two clergymen were respectable 
farmers and business men residing at or near 
Englishtown, all were men with families and 
children. They had preferred charges against 
Gaskell in writing to the school trustees of the 
Englishtown school, asking for his removal as 
teacher because of his bad character for chastity 
and because of his introducing a book or novel, 
called the "Last Days of Pompeii," which de- 
scribed some of the vices and licentious customs 
of the people of that city. He had, as was proved, 
read this book to girls between twelve and 
sixteen, pupils of his school, and also recom- 
mended others to buy and read it. This last 
charge was not denied. John Laird, a promi- 
nent leader of the Democratic party, sided 
with (iaskell, and his influence with school 
trustees prevented action adverse to the teacher. 
They then, as a committee representing the 
parents of the children, appealed to Rev. Sam- 
uel Lockwood, county superintendent of 
schools. Fie was also a Democrat, and had no 
other income except that derived from this 
office. He also refused to remove Gaskell. This 
case came on at Freehold in May, 1889. The 
general panel of jurors, as selected by the 
sheriff, were men having little sympathy for or 
association with clergymen. They knew little 
about the curriculum prescribed in the public 
schools, and were objectable for other reasons 
known to defendants' lawyers. The wonder 
increased why a struck jury had been denied 
iu such a case. The fuiestion involved recjuired 
educated and intelligent men. The jurors im- 
pannelled were better qualified to decide how 
horses, cattle and hogs should be raised, than 
the duties of school teacher and what books 
girls should study in our public schools. Sev- 
eral of the defendants had daughters who at- 
tended this school, and who had read the "Last 
Days of Pompeii," under (Jaskell's directions, 
as was proved and not denied. One of the 
jurors on this ])anel had served a term in states 
prison from Middlesex county, as was dis- 
covered after trial was over. The defendants 
proved by several witnesses that Gaskell's gen- 
eral character for chastity was bad at Eng- 
lishtown. A number of witnesses from Eaton- 
town swore his character for chastity was bad 
when he was teaching school there. The jurors, 
however, sympathized with Gaskell, as a man 



after their own hearts, who hail been greatly 
damaged by those "bad ministers and dissolute 
parents"' and adjudged he had been damaged 
"two thousand dollars." The court, however, 
cut this amount down to $i,ooo. 

Mr. Beekman. during the forty years of 
practice at Freehold, tried many other civil and 
criminal cases, some of which attracted great 
public interest and involved important interests. 
The New Jersey Law and Ecjuity Reports 
show some of these cases, but the great major- 
ity were never carrietl out of the county courts 
of Monmouth. The court minutes in county 
clerk's office will show these cases and results. 

In 1876 Mr. Beekman was sent as a delegate 
by the convention of Democrats held at Tren- 
ton, to the ]M-esidential convention of the na- 
tional Democratic party held at St. Louis. 
Joel Parker, who had twice served as governor 
of New Jersey, was thought to have a good 
chance for the nomination of vice-president 
if a western man was nominated for president. 
The convention was strongly in favor of Mr. 
Parker, and would send only men, as delegates, 
who were sincere. All the men selected, pro- 
fessed fidelity for I'arker, but afterwards, as 
it turned out, did so only to receive the posi- 
tion. At heart they were for ^Iv. Tilden, of 
New York, and even in communcation with his 
agents. This was the first presidential conven- 
tion Mr. Beekman had ever attended, and he 
supposed the proceedings would be conducted 
with fairness and dignity. Instead of any fair- 
ness, or expression of the honest sentiments of 
the delegates, it was a gathering of men from 
every part of the Lnited States wholly unac- 
quainted, and so scattered about the city of St. 
Louis, that they cauld not get ac(|uainted or 
exchange views. In the three or four days 
fixed for the meeting, the men of New York 
City, Chicago, Baltimore and other great cities 
had formed their plans and made all arrange- 
ments for the nomination of Mr. Tilden. 
Hendricks, of Indiana, was the real man who 
shoukl have been nominated. I le was the 
logical candidate and would have been elected, 
for the west held the balance of political power. 
Nor would the Republican party have dared 
to count him out. Yet so well had the friends 
of Tilden controlled all avenues of news, that 
not a single jiaper in St. Louis would publish 
anything in Hendrick's interest. So with other 
sources of influence, or deliberation by the con- 
vention itself, it was all cut and dried to nomi- 
nate Tilden. There was no consideration, de- 
liberation, or exchange of views, by the mass 
of delegates in the convention. If Hendricks 

had been nominated the vice-presidency would 
have, beyond any doubt, failed on Joel Parker. 
There was no other eastern man with his war 
record ; and, m fact, no eastern man was a 
c;mdidate. Many of the delegates from Jersey 
who had professed such friendship for Parker 
now ridiculed his aspirations and would not 
1-iSten to the nomination of Hendricks, or any 
other western man. The vote of New Jersey 
cast firmly for Hendricks at the beginning, 
would have, in all probability, changed the re- 
sult. Parker never had the ghost of a chance 
for the nomination as president. The Repub- 
lican party had for years nominated western 
men, knowing that the political power lay there 
and not in the eastern states. The Democratic 
party could have nominated a western man 
like Hendricks, and then Joel Parker, in all 
probability, would have been nominated as 
vice-president. This ticket would have been 
elected, and the Rei)ublican politicians would 
never dared to count them out. This want of 
all deliberation, the stifling of discussion, and 
unfair management, changed Mr. Beekman's 
opinions on the subject of "Democracy." Then 
and there, on the west side of the Mississippi 
river, and in the centre of the United States, 
he resolvetl never to take part in another Dem- 
ocratic convention in the county or state under 
party call. All his former ideas of Democracy 
were revolutionized and upset. 

In 1878 Holmes W. Murphy was a candidate 
for the nomination of state senator by the Dem- 
ocratic county convention. He had held the 
profitable office of count}- clerk for two terms 
of five years each, and also had been clerk of 
the board of chosen freeholders of Monmouth 
county for many years. The nominations of 
the Democratic party for county offices had 
been equivalent to their election ever since 
Ocean county had been set oiT in 1850. The 
majority of the Democrats in the county 
range<l from one thousand to two thousand, or 
anywhere between. The county clerk's office 
was the most profitable office, and supposed 
to be w'orth some $20,000 yearly. At all events 
Mr. Murphy had become a rich man from this 
office. At this time there was a bitter feeling 
in the shore townships, which now had the 
greater population, against the continued mo- 
nopolization, by a ring of politicians at Free- 
hold, of all the profitable and honorable offices. 
This feeling was an old one, and there was 
good reason for it, ^ir. ^lurphy, especially, 
had held one of the most profitable offices for 
a decade and now asked for an office of high 
honor. George W. Patterson had become a 



resident of Asbiiry Park, and come up with a 
lot of his friends from Ocean and other shore 
townsliips. Perceiving the then bitter feeling 
against the "Freehold ring," as it was called, 
he was proposed as a candidate, in the midst 
of intense excitement. "Down with the Free- 
hold ring" was the cry. In the midst of it the 
vote was taken. "Anything to beat the Free- 
hold ring," and George W . Patterson received 
a majority of the votes and was declared the 
regular nominee of the Democratic party of 
Monmouth county for the honorable office of 
state senator. Mr. Beekman has taken no part 
or any action in the conventions of the Demo- 
crats since his trip to St. Louis. He had then 
j.ublicly declared he was no longer a party man 
of either party, but an uidependent voter. Mr. 
George \V. Patterson's nomination excited 
great wonder and perplexity. The Republican 
convention was called to meet at Freehold. 
October 12, 1878, or about three weeks before 
the election. Many of the old Democrats, all 
native born Monmouth county men. were dis- 
gusted with the nomination of a former Re- 
publican and an official who had let his friends 
and sureties suffer for his defalcations. They 
arranged to hold a meeting in the grand jury 
room at Freehold on the same day the Repub- 
lican convention met. At eleven o'clock a. m. 
many old whiteheaded men, who had been 
Democrats all their lives, gathered from all 
over the county in the grand jury room. Men 
who bore honorable names and who were re- 
spected by all who knew them. The names of 
many of these men were printed in the Free- 
hold newspapers of that week. The conven- 
tion was opened with prayer by the venerable 
Kev. Garret C. Schenck, on unprecedented 
things in political conventions of Monmouth 
county. After organization, on motion of Ed- 
ward Ilartshorne, a committee of seven were 
appointed to draft resolutions ex])ressing the 
views of the conventions. Mr. lleekman was 
named as chairman of this committee, and 
drew the resolutions, which after due delibera- 
tion were reported and unanimously adopted : 

1st. In substance, they strongly condemned 
the meddling with or control of government 
and legislation by railroad and other corjjcjra- 
tions as destruction to justice, the interests and 
rights of the people. 

2nd. They demanded a system of taxation 
which would fall e(|ually on all property, 
whether owned by corporations or by the in- 

3rd. Payment of fixed salaries to all public 

officers, instead of fees, which shnuld go into 
the public treasury. 

4th. Abolishment of all sinacures and im- 
necessary offices. 

5th. Repeal of act directing the pulilicatiun 
of the session laws in the newspa])ers at annual 
cost to the state of Xew Jersey of some seventy 
thousand dollars. 

6th. Simplification of our judicial system, 
so that justice could not be delayed or juggled. 

/th. Amendment of the bribery laws, so 
that either the bribe giver or bribe taker could 
be convicted and punished. 

8th. Sale of lands by the sheriff advertised 
in one newspaijer. nearest to the premises, and 
by a general description, so that the poor 
debtors could be saved from this outrageous 
newspaper graft. 

The committee appointed to select candi- 
dates reported Chillian Robbins, a lifelong Re- 
publican and an able lawyer, for state senator ; 
William Segoine, a land surveyor, for county 
clerk : and N'anderveer Dubois, a farmer, for 
sheriff. The two named last were lifelong 
Democrats. Both conventions were well satis- 
fied with these candidates, but Mr. Robbins 
was undecided, and wished to consult some of 
his party friends like ex-Governor Newell, 
who was present in the Republican convention. 
This took time and it was getting along in the 
afternoon before Mr. Robbins decided not to 
accept. The nomination was then oft'ered to 
two other Republicans in turn — ]\lr. William 
\'redenburgh and John J. Ely, who also de- 
clined. The majority of the (lelegates in both 
conventions were from the shore townships and 
obliged to leave on the last train, which went 
out at 4:30 o'clock p. m. If no nominations 
were agreed on it would be impossible to get 
the Independent Democrats together in an- 
other convention before election day, now only 
three weeks off, nor was it likely that another 
Republican convention would assemble. The 
great majority of the men in the Independent 
convention had been lifelong Democrats, and 
belonged to families which had resided for 
many generations in Monmouth countv. They 
felt a ]iride in the good name and welfare of 
their ccnmty. They knew that ^lonmouth had 
been represented in the senate, or "council." as 
it was called jirior to the new constitution of 
1844, by many of their most honored citizens. 
C"ol. Nathaniel Scudder, of revolutionary fame, 
was their first senator. He had been followed 
by such men as Col. ,\sher Holmes, James 
.Schureman. Daniel Holmes, \\'illiam L. Day- 
ton, Judge Vredenburgh, and others. 



Their anxiety, lest no action should be taken, 
increased as the hour of adjournment drew 
near. The intense feeling and excitement in 
the crowded grand jury room could almost be 
felt like a hot fire. At this moment. Gen. 
Haight sprang to his feet and in a brief but 
fiery speech exclaimed. "My allegiance to the 
Democratic ]iarty stops at the jail door. 1 
nominate George C. Beekman for senator, 
George Sickles for clerk and Charles Allen 
for sheriff." Wild shouts and cheers greeted 
this speech, and the nominations were con- 
firmed without a dissenting voice. Before Mr. 
PJeekman could speak or be heard, a motion to 
adjourn sine die was put and carried. The 
majority of the delegates from shore townships 
hurried away to the de|iut to catch the last 
train. None of the candidates had been con- 
sulted or even knew of this action. Sickles 
was a Republican, y\llen a Democrat. Neither 
of them had been in Freehold that day, or had 
the least intimation that they would be nomi- 
nated. In the meantime the news of these nomi- 
nations had been carried to the Republican 
convention, which adopted the same ticket, al- 
though some twenty odd votes were cast against 
Mr. Beekman for senator, by delegates from 
Shrewsbury township. Sickles and Allen re- 
sided many miles away from Freehold, and 
could not be heard from, until next da\'. 
Both conventions adjourned without knowing 
whether the men nominated would accept. The 
whole responsibility rested on Mr. Beekman. 
If he refused the two conventions could not be 
convened again in time for election. He fully 
realized the trouble, abuse, and hostility of the 
corrupt and ignorant elements of the party, 
which had ruled Monmouth county a whole 
generation. He was a jiartner of Holmes W. 
Murphy in the law business, under firm name 
of Beekman & Alurphy. This jiartnership was 
formed in January of 1874, and had been in 
existence ever since. Mr. Murphy was a strong 
party Democrat, but had been defeated for the 
nomination of senator by Patterson. Mr. 
Murphy had been previously greatly favored 
by the Democratic party. They had given him 
the office of county clerk twice. It was the 
most ]M-ofitable ofifice in the county. He had 
also been clerk of the board of chosen free- 
holders of Monmouth for manv years. It was 
the strong feeling against the monopoly ot 
public ofifice by the same man which precipitated 
the nomination of Patterson. 

After the two conventions adjourned and 
the majority of the delegates had taken the train 
for home, a general mass meeting of the jieo- 

ple in I'reehold was held in Shinn's Hall. Mr. 
I'eekman was invited to address this meeting. 
He did so in a brief speech which was pub- 
lished as part of the campaign literature. Al- 
though fairly nominated by the Republican 
convention, the majority of the Re]niblican 
townships, like Shrewsbury, Eatontown, etc., 
where they have large majorities, cast their 
vote for the Democratic candidate, who had 
been a party worker in their ranks the greater 
part of his life. Money was freely used to 
purchase votes against Mr. Beekman. Even 
in Freehold township, where he resided, he 
detected a saloon-keeper voting an ignorant 
foreigner who could hardly speak English, and 
l)aying him two dollars. Mr. Beekman made 
comi)laint to a justice of the peace, and had 
the saloon-keeper arrested, and bound over to 
next grand jury. This action to some extent 
checked the purchase of votes, but did not en- 
tirely stop it. The saloon-keeper was indicted 
for bribery. He plead "not guilty." He was 
defended by Charles Haight ami Hon. John 
S. ;\ppk'gate. The evidence showed that this 
vi)ter did not receive the money until after he 
had voted. 1 le did not know who he voted 
for. After depositing his ballot in the box, he 
went over to the saloon and received two dollars 
from the proprietor. The judge charged the 
jury "that as the money was not paid until 
after the man had voted, it was not bribery, 
under the laws of New Jersey." The political 
friends of the saloon-keeper had publicly 
threatened, that if he was convicted and sent 
to prison, they would expose to the public the 
corporations and men who had furnished the 
corruption fund. Nevertheless, in spite of 
their sinister influences, Mr. Beekman was 
elected by a majority of over five hundred. For 
the first time since the year 1850, the regular 
nominee of the Democratic party in Monmouth 
ci>nntv was defeated. The senate journal of 
New jersey and other legislative documents 
for years 1 870^-80-8 1 show that he faithfully 
carried out to the best of his ability the plat- 
furm of the convention. 

He was invited by representatives of both 
parties to take part in their caucus, but he re- 
fused to enter either. Mr. Garret Hobart, who 
served as senator from Passaic county and 
was afterwards elected vice-president of the 
United States, wrote to some of his Repub- 
lican friends in Monmouth county some years 
after Senator Beekman's term had expired, 
that no one during his term could have deter- 
mined by his votes what party he belonged to. 

In the year 1879, ^'"* were introduced in the 



Jersey legislature to give the justices of the 
supreme court and secretary of state a fixed 
yearly salary instead of fees. This was the 
Ijeginuing of that legislation whicli finally did 
away with the fee system in New Jersey. It 
was opposed bitterly, and nearly twenty years 
passed before it could be extended to all the 
state andi county offices. There is now no 
great fortunes in any of the clerical positions to 
tempt men to desperate efforts. The fight, 
however, was hard and bitter. Mr. Reekman 
was obliged to draw himself all the reform 
bills he introduced. He had no one to help or 
advise him. The first year he got through an 
amendment to the bribery act, allowing one of 
the parties to the crime to testify against the 
other, and if he told the truth granting him 
immunity. He also introduced a bill to repeal 
the act requiring the session laws to be publish- 
ed in the newsjiapers of the state, at an annual 
e.xpense of some .'^ to the taxpayers. It 
amounted to about one thousand dollars yearly 
to everv newspaper favored by the statesmen 
or politicians of Xew Jersey None of these 
newspapers were inclined to criticise the men 
in power, who handed out this "graft" to them. 
Mr. Beekman made a speech on the subject in 
the senate, but only one newspaper in the state 
published it. This was a paper published at 
Elizabeth City, by a Mr. Eeonard. .\11 the rest 
passed it over in "silent contempt." .\ com- 
mittee of five newspaper men or editors were 
kept constantly at Trenton, during session of 
the legislature. Mr. T'abcock, editor, I think, 
of the Frcdonian, a paper published at New 
Brunswick, was one of the leaders of this 
committee. .\ senator could hardly turn around 
in his chair but what he would find one of these 
editors behind him. They had no kind words 
for the senator from Monmouth. This bill 
passed the senate because such men as Senators 
\'ail, Hobart, John C. Schenck, of Somerset 
county, and some others, knew it was right. 
The editors, however, understood it should be 
killed in the house, as was done each of the 
three years. Mr. ( )viatt. a native of Ohio, had 
removed to Monmouth county a few years 
previous, and taken up his residence there. 
He had been elected to the assembly from a 
di.strict embracing Freehold and adjacent town- 
ships, as regular nominee of the Republican 
party. He was also pledged to support of the 
])latform of the Independent convention. He 
w'as a young man. and had no e.xperience in 
legislation, and was a comparative stranger 
to the Trenton politicians. He was, however, 
bright of intellect, and r|uick to learn. Such 

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bills as Senator lieekman got thrtjugh the upper 
house, he earnestly supported in the lower 
house. He was the only friend in this branch. 
I'y dilatory tactics, such as holding in com- 
mittee, amendments, recommitting, etc., they 
contrived to hold back several of these from 
a final vote. ( )n one occasion Mr. Oviatt was 
so worked up and excited that he almost broke 
down. He, however, by his energy and perse- 
verance made a good deal of trouble for the 
crafty managers in the lower house. The next 
year this yc)ung and almost unknown man in 
the state was elected speaker of the house, to 
the great surprise of his constituents. This 
removed him from all activity on the floor of 
the house. The Monmouth senator had no one 
to push such bills, as he got through in the 
house. Mr. Eodine, senator from Gloucester 
county, had warmly supjiorted the bill to 
abolish newspaper graft in printing the session 
laws in 1879. The next year .Senator Beek- 
man asked him to introduce this same bill in 
the senate, and also try and get the Republican 
caucus to take it up as a party measure. This 
he did, but was unable to get the caucus to 
adopt it. Senator .Sewell, of Camden, a promi- 
nent ofificer of the Pennsylvania railroad, op- 
]>osed it, as he wished to retain the favor and 
support of the newspapers. It. however, pass- 
ed the senate, only to be slaughtered in the 
house. The third year, Mr. Beekman intro- 
duced it only to meet the same fate. The 
people of the state, however, had began to take 
notice of this gigantic graft. A few years 
later Mr. \'oorhees, senator from Union coun- 
ty, procured its repeal, .\nother bill Senator 
I'eekman introduced, to repeal act requir- 
ing slieritt"s sales of land to be published in 
two newspapers, and expense of the printing 
paid out of the property of the debtor, who is 
sold out. These sales are advertised by a long 
description of the land, by chains and links, 
such as no man would do in making a sale of 
his own lands. This compulsory payment was 
taken from a poor wretch, so poor that he could 
not pay his debts. The [)rinting fees of two 
papers will average about ten dollars each, or 
twenty in all. There is nothing right or just 
about it. The man is so poor and broken that 
he cannot cry out against this graft. Figure 
up what this has amounted to in New Jersey, 
(inring the last twenty years. This bill also 
passed the senate, only to be held back in the 
assembly. Mr. Beekman also introduced sev- 
eral bill's, concerning his own county, which 
became laws, such as the act creating the 
"Township of Neptune." The act to ap- 

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propriate towanl erecting a monu- 
ment on the liattlefield of Monmouth. Tliis 
also passed. It was the first monument erect- 
ed in New Jersey to honor the memory of our 
revolutionary fathers. He also voted for the 
law. giving justices jurisdiction of civil suits to 
amount of $200. .Also the law forbidding suits 
on bonds in law suits, when mortgage given 
to secure the same, was being foreclosed in the 
court of chancery. He also drew and intro- 
duced a bill cutting down costs of the fore- 
closure of mortgages one-half, when the amount 
due did not exceed five hundred dollars. Garret 
Hobart, senator from Passaic county, came to 
him and said, "\i you will fix the amount at 
$3CX3, I will help you get it through." Knowing 
that he would have great difficulty alone, and 
thinking that "half a loaf was better than noth- 
ing," he agreed, and it became a law of the 
state. The chancellor, however, decided later 
that the taxed costs of foreclosure should also 
be deducted, which cut it down to less than 
two hundred dollars. Senator Beekman drew 
and got through the law relieving the mort- 
gage debtor to the counties for school money, 
etc., from paying tax on this indebtedness as 
had formerly been the case. 

In 1880 Air. Hobart was president of the 
senate, and he appointed Mr. Beekman chair- 
man of the joint committee of the two houses 
on state library. He carefully examined the 
books and found it was almost wholly a law- 
library and used principally by the Trenton 
lawyers and judges. He drew a report recom- 
mending the purchase of standard works use- 
ful to other professions and occupations, also 
the collection of all local histories, pamjihlets, 
etc., relating to any part of New Jersey. This 
report was agreed to and signed by the other 
members. ( See "Report of Joint Committee 
on State Library for year 1880." among the 
legislative documents ). 

Mr. Oviatfs term ended in year 1880. The 
Democratic leaders were anxious to get this 
district back. Without knowledge of Senator 
Beekman they induced his partner in the law 
business. Holmes W. Murphy, t<j accept the 
nomination for the assembly on the regular 
Democratic ticket. Mr. Murphy had always 
been a staunch party man, and was indebted to 
that party for the fortune he had accumulated 
while county clerk for two terms. The only 
salary for member of the senate or lower 
house was $500 a year. Mr. Murphy had no 
experience in legislation, and as one of the 
minoritv party could not expect to accomplish 

anything. What inclined him to take this office 
Mr. Beekman could never understand. It made 
it very awkward and unjilcasant for him as 
senator. It took both partners away to Tren- 
ton as members of the two houses, and closed 
to business their law office at Freehold. It 
also brought their law firm, Beekm^i & IMur- 
phy, in the limelight of party abuse and malice. 
Holmes W. Murphy was the same man Patter- 
son had defeated for the nomination of senator 
in the regular Democratic convention of Mon- 
mouth county two years previous. Then the 
une.x].iected had happened, the regular nominee 
had been defeated, something which was re- 
garded as an impossibility. The law partner 
of Mr. Murphy had been elected on a stump 
ticket. The partisans of Patterson were not 
only chagrined, but bitterly hostile over their 
disappointment. Now they saw the same can- 
didate whom they had turned down, nomi- 
ated by the Democratic party and elected to the 
New Jersey legislature. Neither did the Re- 
publicans like the result. The same district 
which Mr. Oviatt had represented for two 
years is now represented by a regular party 
Democrat. As a partner of Senator Beekman 
in law business, it made them doubt his inde- 
pendence. Yet the whole thing had been 
iilanned by the shrewd Democratic politicians, 
to make trouble and perplexity. Mr. Murphy 
had no experience in legislation, and his party 
was in a hopeless minority. Why he accepted 
this office, worth only five hundred dollars 
) early, was difficult to understand. Mr. Beek- 
man's term as senator ended in 1882. Mr. 
Murphy served in the lower house one 
term. In 1882 the partnership of Beek- 
r.ian & Murphy was amicably dissolved, after 
an existence of eight years. From this 
time until he removed from Freehold to Red 
Bank, in 1903, Mr. Beekman conducted the 
law business alone. For forty years he prac- 
ticed law at the county seat of Monmouth 
and during this time, as the court records will 
show, he never sued any one on his own ac- 
count. If his clients failed to pay, he let the 
claim go. During those years he contributed 
ti> the Monmouth Democrat and Monmouth 
Inquirer, then the only newspapers published 
in Freehold, many articles on political ques- 
tions, some tales founded on local tradition, 
and also facts relating to the early history of 
Monmouth county. These last he gathered 
from the old records in the county clerk's 
olfice and from old documents and papers which 
had been treasured up in some of the old fam- 



ilies of the county. James S. \'ar(l, owner aiul 
editor of the Moninoiitli Democrat, inchuled 
part of these contributions in the book com- 
])iled and published by him entitled "Old Times 
in Old Monmouth." Mr. Maxey Applegate, 
owner and editor of the Monmouth Inqnircr.zX. 
one time, talked of putting these contributions to 
his paper in book form, but has never carried it 
out. This work was purely a "labour of love." 
Mr. Beekman never asked or expected any 
compensation. The Inquirer, however, has 
ever since been sent to him through the mails 
as a free gift for the rest of his life. At a 
later date the Freehold Transcript, a third 
newspaper, was established at Freehold. A series 
of articles on some of the "Early Hollanders" 
who settled in Monmouth county was publish- 
ed in the weekly issues of this paper, and ex- 
tending through some two years. The owner 
anil editor of the Transcript also issued one 
himdred and twenty-five copies in book form, 
for which he charged five dollars per copy. He 
generously turned over one-half of these re- 
ceipts to the compiler. This was the only 
pecuniary reward ^Ir. Beekman ever received 
for his literary efiforts. 

Mr. Beekman married, at Freehold, Novem- 
ber 6, 1877, Laura B. Alston, a descendant of 
the .\lstons who resided at or near Wood- 
bridge, ^liddlesex coimty, Xew Jersey, prior 
to the revolutionary w'ar. During the war or 
after one of this same family resided on Staten 
Island. His son, David Alston, with his wife 
and two sons, removed from Staten Island, by 
way of Tottenville, over to New Jersey, in 
1815. He took up his residence at Spotswood. 
Here he remained several years, having two 
more sons and three daughters born at this 
last place. From here he removed to Julius- 
town, Burlington county, Xew Jersey, wdiere 
he lived the remainder of his life. One of his 
sons, Abraham D. Alston, married, in 1830- 
Caroline Bareford, and had ten children — five 
sons and five daughters. His fourth daughter, 
Laura B., was born March 2, 185J, and mar- 
ried Mr. Beekman, as above stated. Three 
sons — Alston, Jacob Ten Broeck and Edwin 
Laurens, — and one daughter, named .Anne 
Crawford, have been born. The last died Decem- 
ber 16, IQ02, at Freehold, was buried in Beek- 
man plot, at Fairview cemeter\'. The eldest 
son married Matilda, daughter of John (^raig. 
and is engaged in practice of law at Red Bank. 
The second son, Jacob Ten Broeck, resides 
with his parents. The third and youngest son, 
Edw-in Laurens, resides on Beekman's farm, at 

village of Middletown, which he manages and 
farms. This farm has been in the familv over 
a century, and is generally considered one of 
the most productive in that vicinity. The rail- 
roads from Xew York to Red Bank pass over 
the north end of it. Mr. Beekman is a member 
of Olive Branch Lodge, No. 16, A. F. and .A. 
M., at Freehold, Xew Jersey. He served four 
years as worshipful master, and is now the 
oldest living past master of this lodge. 

Mr. Beekman removed from Freehold to 
Red B)ank in the year 1903, taking up his per- 
manent residence at Xo. 54 Shrewsbury ave- 
nue, on the banks of the Shrewsbury river. 
Here he has since resided. .Vlthough within 
a stone's throw of the Red Bank depot, where 
the numerous trains to and from Xew York 
City, take on and let off there ntunerous passen- 
gers, also close to the trolley cars, which run 
south and north, his home and grounds are as 
secluded and Cjuiet as if on an isolated farm. 
Situated on a high bank, above the gentle flow 
of the Shrewsbury river, and where the tides 
rise anil fall, with many cedar, spruce and 
other shade trees, his home is whollv free from 
the wild rush and roar of American business 
life, the strenuous and non-ending pursuit of 
the "Almighty dollar." Since 1903 he has 
wholly abandoned the practice of law. Instead 
of wrangling before stupid juries and weary 
judges, settling the cjuarrels and troubles of 
other men and women, and trying to reconcile 
the laws made by legislators ignorant of laws 
already made by over one hundred legislatures 
of the same stripe, he reclines under the trees 
of this home by the river side, with none to 
molest him with their complaints and quarrels 
— at peace with the world and himself. 

(VII) Lawrence Freeland 
FREELAXD (Vreeland), son of Law- 
rence \'ree!and (q. v.), w-as 
born at Sacaucas, Hudson county, Xew Jersey, 
September 25, 1842. His educational training 
was gained in the common schools of his native 
town up to the age of seventeen years. At the 
age of twelve years his father died, and on the 
completion of his schooling he went to New 
York City, where he served an apprenticeship 
in general woodwork and carpentering with 
Decker & Mandeville, located on East Twenty- 
second street. He remained with this firm as 
a journeyman carpenter until tlie breaking out 
of the civil war, when he enlisted in Company 
B, Tenth Regiment New York \'olunteer In- 
fantry. April 19, 1861, when the historic Fort 



Sumter was fired on. He wa-S mustered into 
the United States service April 2j. 1861. and 
embarked with his regiment for Fortress Mon- 
roe, where he was assigned to detaclied service 
at (jeneral Benjamin F'. Butler's headquarters 
(provost marshal duty), remaining there, under 
Major (ienerals Wood and John A. Di.x until 
April 27. 18(13, when he was honorably dis- 
charged from the service. While stationed 
there Mr. Freeland was under fire of the rebel 
gunboat "Merrimac," when that vessel en- 
gaged the Union fleet and fought the "Moni- 
tor." On his discharge he returned to New 
York City, resuming his trade with Mandeville 
&' Sigler] East Twenty-third street, working 
for two years as a journeyman carpenter, sub- 
sequently going to Newark, New Jersey, for a 
short time. He was offered a position as superin- 
tendent of the Mandeville & Sigler plant and 
returned to them, remaining in their employ 
until 1889, when he entered the employ of the 
Batavia and New York Wood Working Com- 
pany, whose eastern office is in the present 
Flatiron building at Twenty-third street and 
J! roadway. Air. Freeland rejiresented them in 
New York City and vicinity. The plant of the 
company is at Batavia, New York, and they 
are manufacturers of every description of in- 
terior finish. Mr. Freeland is in charge of the 
New York office and serves in the capacity of 
contracting agent and estimating manager. He 
is a Methodist in religion, and a Republican in 
politics. He is a member of John A. Dix Post, 
No. 135, Grand Army of the Republic, De- 
partment of New York, served as commander 
of E. D. Morgan Post, No. 307, and is a mem- 
ber of the Tenth New York Regimental Asso- 
ciation, which he served as president one year 
and as secretary three years. 

Mr. Freeland married. May 8, i8')4, Mrs. 
Sophia Catherine { Berry ) Perrine, widow of 
Richard Van Riper Perrine. She was born at 
Pompton, New Jersey, November 2},. 1842, 
tlaughter of John Piatt and Eliza (\'an Ness) 
Berry. Children: I. Frank, born April 8, 
1866, died same day. 2. Lillie May, born June 
30, i8r)7; married, June 30, 1886, Arthur Mel- 
ville Thompkins ; children : Grace Melville, 
born April 8, 1887; Harold, born October 12, 
1888, died April 15, 1889: Dorothy, born De- 
cember 9, 1901. 3. Bessie J., born June 16, 
1874; married, November 21, 1900, Archibald 
Stanton Stafford ; children : Lester, born Oc- 
tober 14, 1901, died June 6, 1902: Clinton 
Lawrence, born May lo, 1904; Ethel Millicent. 
born January 30, 1906. 

Alvin Pike Thacher, the first 
THACHER member of this family of 
whom we have definite infor- 
mation, was the son of Asa Thacher, of New 
York state. He married Jane Salisbury. 

(II) William FYanklin, son of Alvin Pike 
and Jane (Salisbury) Thacher, was born in 
Genessee county. New York, in 1844, and died 
at his summer home. Seaside Park, Ocean 
county. New Jersey, July 24, 1908. He re- 
ceived his early education in the common 
schools of Genessee county and graduated from 
the high school in 1862. In the following Au- 
gust, being then only eighteen years of age, he 
enlisted at Erie. Penu.s}dvania, in the Sixteenth 
Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, and served 
with the Army of Potomac in all of its battles 
including Gettysburg. In a skirmish near Mal- 
vern Hill. July 28. 1864. Sergeant Thacher was 
struck in the shoulder by a minie ball while 
trying to save the life of Lieutenant Caughey, 
of his own company, who had been wounded. 
As a result, Mr. Thacher's arm had to be am- 
putated, and after his convalescence he served 
during the remainder of the war in the com- 
missary department. During his convalescence 
Mr. Thacher had taken a course in a business 
college in Philadelphia, and at the close of the 
war he went to Alillville, New Jersey, where 
his father owned a large farm. He remained 
for a short time, and then became a teacher in 
the Bridgeton Academy, liridgeton. New Jer- 
sey. Later he entered the employ of R. D. 
Wood & Company as bookkeeper, and in 1872 
located in Burlington, New Jersey, where he 
formed a partnership with John McNeal for 
carrying on a general fmrndry business. In 
1S74 he settled finally in Florence. New Jer- 
sey, where he spent the remainder of his life. 
He was general manager of the Florence Iron 
Works for thirty-four years, and held that 
position when he died. He was also the sole 
owner of the Florence Thread Works, which 
he had himself established. In additiiin to 
these Mr. Thacher had many other interests 
of a varied character, being connected with 
several mining enterprises, land improvement 
plans and oyster farms, besides owning large 
real estate interests in Philadelphia and else- 
where. He was for thirty years president of 
the Florence Building and Loan Association, 
which he had organized himself. He was a 
Prohibitionist in politics, and a deacon in the 
Baptist church in Florence, and for many 
years superintendent of its Sunday school. 
This Sunday school was organized by Mr. 






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Thaclier and liis wife in 1871, ,-in<I from it 
grew tlie present H<nirishing Baptist congrega- 
tion of which his widow is now the onlv sur- 
vivor of the original charter members. Mr. 
Thaclier built the church and gave liberally 
of both his time and means, not only in its sup- 
port, but also in the furtherance of any plans 
for the benefit of the town in which his meiuorv 
is warmly cherished. He married in 1867, 
Ella, daughter of George and Ellen (Kincaid) 
Hoover, of Philadelphia (see Hoover). Chil- 
dren: George and Frank William, both re- 
ferred to below ; Nella, born in Philadeljihia. 
educated at Miss Wright's school, and a grad- 
uate of P)ryn Mawr College. 

(HI) George, son of William Franklin and 
Ella (Hoover) Thacher. was born in Millville. 
Cumberland county, New Jersey, in 1868. 
After receiving his early education in the Penn 
Charter School in Philadeljjhia, he studied at 
Johns Hopkins L'niversity, Paltimore. .Mary- 
land, and graduated from the Hahnemann 
Medical College, and then set up for himself 
in the general practice of his profession in 
Philadelphia where he is now. He married 
Clara \\'ilkins, of Philadelphia. Child : John 

(HI) Frank William, son of William Frank- 
lin and Ella ( Hoover ) Thacher, was born in 
Florence. fUirlington county. New Jersey. He 
received his early education at the Penn Char- 
ter School in Philadelphia, and then graduated 
from Haverford College. He is now secretary 
and treasurer of the Florence Thread W'orks, 
Florence. New Jersey, of which his mother is 
the president. He married. June 3, 1909, 
Catharine \\'allace, daughter of Morris Levin, 
of Beverly. Burlington county. New Jersey. 

(The Hoover Line). 

The family of Hoover, or Huber. as the 
name w-as originally spelt, is of German-Swiss 
origin, and has long been prominent in New- 
Jersey and Pennsylvania, especially in Picdford 
and Somerset cinuities of the latter state, from 
colonial times. 

( F) George Huber, or Hoover, the founder 
of the family, was born near Basle. Switzer- 
land, in 1752, and came to America with his 
parents and only one brother, Ulrich, shortly 
before the revolution. He settled in "S'ork. 
Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood, and 
at the outbreak of the revolution had become 
sufficiently prosperous to loan the colonies 
£2200. which according to tradition was repaid 
him after the close of the war in continental 
notes that were later repudiated. He married 

(first) a Miss Shearer; (second) Catharine 
Miller, of York, Pennsylvania: (third) a 
woman whose name is unknown. His first 
wife and si.x of the eight children she bore 
him died within six weeks of each other, ])rob- 
ably during one of the smallpox epidemics of 
the eighteenth century. The names of the two 
surviving children are unknown, t'hildren of 
the second luarriage : Margaret: Mary; Eve; 
Catharine: Jacob, referred to below; George; 
Saiuuel ; Jonas ; Two children, died in infancy. 

( H ) Jacob, son of George and Catharine 
(Miller) Hoover, was born in York. Pennsyl- 
vania, and died in Philadeljjhia. 'i'he name of 
his wife is unknown. Children: Jacob; Mau- 
rice ; George, referred to below ; Rachel ; Mar- 
garet ; Maria. 

(IH) George, son of Jacob Hoover, was 
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 181 2, 
and died in 1867. He married Ellen Kincaid; 
of Philadel|ihia. born in 1821. died in C)ctober, 

(I\') Ellen, daughter of George and Ellen 
(Kincaid) Hoover, was born in Millville. Cum- 
berland county. New Jersey, in 1830. After 
receiving her education in the cfjuimon and 
high schools of Millville. she began teaching 
when only fifteen years of age. All her life 
she has been engaged in church and temper- 
ance work, and was for a time before the 
public as a singer. Sunday school work has 
also foimd in her an ardent worker, and in 
these lines of work and especially in the special 
\Y. C. T. U. work, is she best and most widely 
known. For fifteen years Mrs. Thacher has 
been president of the Ihirlington county, W. C. 
T. U., and is still at the head of the county 
organization. I'or thirteen years she has been 
national superintendent of the Department of 
W^ork among Soldiers and Sailors, a most im- 
portant department of W'. C. T. U. work. 
Herself the wife of a veteran of the civil war 
who carried an empty sleeve, she has a partic- 
ular interest in the soldiers and sailors not only 
of her own country but of the world. For the 
past six years she has been world's superin- 
tendent of the same deiiartment. and in per- 
formance of her duties has visited European 
coimtries and the West Indies, and has crossed 
again and again the United States. She is an 
earnest worker in the cause of temperance 
along all the lines of W. C. T. U. effort, and 
an entertaining, convincing public speaker. Her 
time is fully occupied in the work to which she 
has devoted her life and talents. She was one 
(jf the original organizers of both the State and 
National Congress of Mothers, of which she 



is vice-president of the New Jersey branch, 
as well as chairman of the house economies de- 
partment of domestic science. Eor twenty-one 
years she has been engaged in settlement work- 
in Florence, which she has organized and car- 
ried on with marked success. She married, in 
1867, William Franklin, son of Alvin Pike and 
Jane (Salisbury) Thacher ; (see Thacher 

The descendant vi a 
KATTERMANN long line of those Ger- 
man burghers who fi)r 
centuries were the pride and the mainstay of 
the city of Frankenberg, Saxony, part of the 
German Empire. Emil G. Kattermann, of 
Dover, New Jersey, would have been untrue 
to the grand inheritance of character and abil- 
ity which he derived from them, had he done 
less than win the well deserved success and 
honor which he now enjoys. 

His parents, August and Ernestine ( Schuh- 
mann ) Kattermann, lived for many years in 
Frankenberg, Saxony, where they now enjoy 
the fruits of well won honor and competence. 
The father was born there April 4. 1837, and 
has spent his life in the manufacture of silks, 
owning and operating a mill and for over a 
quarter of a century, and was one of the coun- 
cilmen of his town. His mother was born in 
Doebeln. Sa.xony, September 12, 1839; and his 
grandfather, August Kattermann Sr., started 
life as a weaver. Children of August and Ern- 
estina (Schuhmann) Kattermann: i. Fred- 
erick August, now a silk manufacturer in Pat- 
erson, New Jersey. 2. Frederick Paul, now in 
business with his brother, Emil G., in Dover. 
3. Emil G., referred to below. 4. Gotthard, 
now a silk manufacturer in Passaic. 5. George, 
studied dentistry in L'niversity of Pennsylvania, 
graduated D. D. S., and is now practicing in 
Frankenberg. 6. Martha. 7. Clara. 

Emil (J., son of August and Ernestina 
(Schuhmann) Kattermann, was born in Frank- 
enberg. Saxony, July 11, 1869. In 1889 became 
to America and went to Dover, New Jersey, 
where he remained about six months and then 
removed to New York, where he remained 
six months longer, and in 1890 started in busi- 
ness for himself in Paterson, New Jersey, 
known as the Swiss Knitting Company. After 
about five years he had built himself up by 
energy and perseverance a very successful IdusI- 
ness. and then removed to Dover, New Jersey, 
where in 1899 he formed a co-partnership with 
his brother, P>ederick Paul, under the name of 
the Swiss Knitting Company, E. G. Katter- 

mann & Co., proprietors, manufacturers of 
Swiss ribbed underwear. Here in Dover, the 
brothers employe over one hundred hands, and 
manufacturing the finest qualities of silk, wool, 
lisle thread, cotton, silkmixed, vests, tights, and 
combination suits, for which they have a mar- 
ket all over the United States, and which is 
now taxing their annual output of more than 
.$200,000 worth of goods a year. 

Mr. Kattermann in his short sojourn in 
Dover has risen to be one of the most promi- 
nent and influential citizens of the town, and 
holds many positions of trust and responsibil- 
ity in its financial, business, and civic worlds, 
lie has been a director in the Dover Trust 
Company, and since 1898 an alderman of the 
city and chairman of that board's license com- 
mission, as well as a member of other com- 
mittees. In the social life of the community 
his genial disposition, warm hearty consid- 
erateness and other sterling qualities, have 
won him a host of friends, especially among 
the German residents of the town. He is the 
leader of the German Singing Society of 
Dover, which he organized about ten years 
ago, and he is also a member of the F. and A. 
M. of Dover, and of the Independent (5rder 
of Odd Fellows. June 19. 1895, Mr. Katter- 
mann married Blanche, daughter of David and 
Rachael (Williams) Jenkins. Her father was 
for forty years the agent of the Crane Iron 
Company, and was associated with the iron 
interests which centered in Dover from their 
early days until his death. Children of Emil 
G. and Blanche ('Jenkins) Kattermann : Her- 
mann, born April 4, 1896; Emil David, April 
6, 1898; August Paul, August 16, 1900; 
George, June, 1906. 

Charles Steiner, the first mem- 
STEINER her of the family of whom we 
have definite information, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Alexander. Children: i. Sarah, 
married Joseph Roy, and has Artie, Daisy, 
Frederick and Morrie. 2. Charles, married 
Louise Ross, and has Charles, Edward and 
Louise. 3. James Frederick, referred to below. 
4, Edward, lives Carteret, New Jersey. 5. Jo- 
seph, lives Chicago, Illinois. 

(II) James Frederick, son of Charles and 
Elizabeth (Alexander) Steiner, was born in 
East Newark, November 7, 1848, and is now 
living in Newark. He received his early edu- 
cation in the public schools, and then found 
employment in the boiler factory of Perkins 
and Burnett, where he remained three years. 
He then went into the marketing business with 



Stephen Burr, and the two of them condncted 
a fish store in the market for fort_v-five years. 
They were most successful, and twelve years 
ago, when the partnership was dissolved, Mr. 
Steiner determined to continue it by himself, 
which he has done ever since. lie is a Repub- 
lican, and a member of the Fairmouut Baptist 
Church. His secret society is the Benevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks, and his club the 
Joel Parker Association. February 26, 1875, 
Mr. Steiner married, in East Newark, Eliza- 
beth Fountain, daughter of Tliomas and Sarah 
(Fountain) Peirce, who was born in Newark, 
August II, 1843, ^nd whose brothers and sis- 
ters are Sarah M., Elizabeth, George. James 
and Caroline Peirce. Children of James Fred- 
erick and Elizabeth Fountain (Peirce) Steiner: 
John: Sarah, married .Albert Bannister, of 
Newark : Gussie Aretta ; Frederick, married 
Hester Blanche : Ella, married Thomas Cox ; 
May; Laura : William. 

It is not necessary that the man 
MOUNT who achieves success be made 
of sterner stufi" than his fellow- 
man, but there are certain indispensable char- 
acteristics that contribute to the [prosperity of 
the individual : these are energy, enterprise, 
determination, and the ability to recognize and 
improve opportunities. These qualities are 
cardinal elements in the character of Mr. 
Mount, and accompanied him in his progress 
to the position he now occupies, that of promi- 
nence and affluence. 

(I) James Mount is the first member of the 
branch of the family here under consideration 
of whom w-e have definite information. So 
far all attempts to discover his parentage have 
failed, although it is undoubtedly certain that 
he is a descendant of George Mount, of Mid- 
dletown. who came to this country before 1669. 
Mr. Samuel II. Sheib, of Nashville, Tennessee, 
conjectures that James Mount is the son of 
John, grandson of Thomas and Mary, great- 
grandson of Richard (2), great-great-grandson 
of Richard ( i ) and Rebecca, great-great-great- 
grandson of George Mount, of ^liddletown. 
Mr. James R. Mount, of Brooklyn, New York, 
another autliority says: "I have thirt\' records 
of James Mount. Out of the thirty there 
seems to be but two possible James to connect 
with Dr. Elmer E. Mount's James, as follows: 
James, son of James and Patience Mount, of 
Shrewsbury, New Jersey ; James, son of 
George and Hester Mount, of New York, born 
January 6, 1808.'" James Mount married. May 
29, 1832, Beulah Fort. 

(ID Joseph Fort, son of James and I'eulah 
(Fort) Mount, was born in Burlington. New 
Jersey, in 1836. He ac(|uired an excellent edu- 
cation. He learned the trade of a shoemaker 
and worked at this until the breaking out of 
the civil war. He enlisted in the New Jersey 
fi>rces and rose to the rank of lieutenant. His 
military record was in every way creditable 
and reflected the fullest honor upon his gal- 
lantry and patriotism. He married Elizabeth 
Carpenter \'andegriff, born in I.urlington. New 
Jerse>-. 1842, died in December. 1908. Joseph 
I'ort Mount died at the Soldiers' tlome in Mil- 
waukee, Wisconsin, in 1900, aged sixty-five 
years. Children: i. Laura Virginia, married 
Charles Price: children: Inez, Charles and 
Elizabeth Price. 2. Mary Sabina, married 
Willis M. Ridgway : children: Edward and 
Myra Ridgway. 3. Elmer Ellsworth, referred 
to below. 4. Edward .Ashby. deceased. 5. (leorge 
Washington, fi. William Henry, married Fan- 
nie Warner; children: Edward, Helen, de- 
ceased, and Paul Mount. 7. Edward, deceased. 

(HI) Elmer Ellsworth, first son and third 
child of Joseph Fort and Elizabeth Carpenter 
( \'andegriff ) Mount, was born in Burlington. 
New Jersey, October 24, 1861. He attended 
the public schools of his native city, and after 
completing his studies there he matriculated 
at tlie College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, 
from which institution he was graduated in 
1884, and subsequently the veterinarj- depart- 
ment of the University of Pennsylvania, from 
which he received the degree of \'eterinary Sur- 
geon in 1894. His uncle, John \'andegriff, was 
the proprietor of a drug store in Burlington, 
and in i8g6 Elmer E. Mount entered his em- 
ploy in the capacity of clerk, serving in that 
capacity until 1895, when he established a drug 
store on his own account, known as the "Broad 
Street Pharmacy," of which he is still the 
owner and proprietor. The success he has ac- 
quired in this undertaking has been directly 
due to his own efforts, and his integrity being 
of the highest order he has won the esteem and 
thorough confidence of all with whom he has 
held relations. He is an ardent Republican in 
politics, and is at all times ready to take an 
active part in the campaign work of his party, 
and his popularity is such that he carries his 
elections successfully even when his party 
ticket goes down to defeat. In 1888 he was 
elected city tax collector and succeeded him- 
self in that ofiice in 1889, being the only Re- 
publican elected at that time. In 1891 he was 
elected township assessor for a three years 
term. He is an active member of the Burling- 


ton fire department, and ex-prcsident of the 
Young America Fire Company, of which he 
was secretary for ten years. He is a member 
and a past officer in the leatHng beneficent and 
fraternal orders : Junior Order United Amer- 
ican Mechanics ; Phoenix Lodge, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows ; Knights of Pythias : 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Dr. 
Mount is a man of public enterprise, courage 
and conviction, and in every way has contrib- 
uted his full share toward the progress and 
welfare of his native city, in which he takes a 
pardonable pride anil a keen interest. 

Dr. Mount married, April 15, 1885, Helena 
Adams, daughter of Casper K. and Adelaide 
(Borden) Adams, of Burlington, New Jersey. 
They have one daughter, Natalie Baymore, 
born in Burlington, New Jersey, in June, 1889. 

The Sterner family is of Ger- 
STERXER man origin, many representa- 
tives of the family emigrating 
to Pennsylvania between the years 1727 and 
177(>, and locatmg in the counties of Philadel- 
phia, Bucks, (,'hester and Lancaster. 

( I ) John Sterner was the son of a (jerman 
emigrant of the same name who located in 
Lancaster cnunty, Pennsylvania, prior to the 
organization of York county, where we find 
the son located in early manhood, and where 
he spent his remaining days. 

( II ) Henry, son of John, above named, was 
born in York county, Pennsylvania, near the 
Maryland line, and spent his whole life in that 
section. He was a farmer and miller, owning 
and ojjerating a flour and grist mill in Shrews- 
bury township until shortly prior to his death. 
He had three sons: John, Joseph and Henry ; 
and a daughter Rachel. 

(III) John (2), eldest son of Henry Sterner, 
above named, was born in Shrewsbury town- 
ship, York county, Pennsylvania, in 1829, and 
died there in 1 90 1. He owned a large farm in 
that township which he operated up to the 
time of his death. He was active in local 
aft'airs, and an elder oi the Lutheran church. 
He married Leah Tyson, born in Windsor 
to\vnshi]i, York county, Pennsylvania, in 1829, 
of Holland descent, and of a family pronfinent 
in Pennsylvania since the founding t)f German- 
town, the first (ierman colony in Pennsylvania, 
in which her ancestors participated. She still 
survives, and now resides with her daughter 
and son-in-law. Dr. R. A. and Mrs. Lucy 
(Sterner) Hildebrandt, at Cjlen Rock, Penn- 
sylvania. John and Leah (Tyson) Sterner 
liad five cliililren who stirviveil the vears of 

childhood. Albert Sterner, the eldest son, is 
a farmer in Shrewsbury township, York coun- 
ty, I'ennsylvania ; Melinda, the eldest daugh- 
ter, is the wife of John Stark, of Glen Rock, 
Pennsylvania ; Jacob, the third son, is deceased ; 
Lucy, the youngest child, is wife of Dr. R. A. 
Hildebrandt. of Glen Rock. 

(I\') John Henry, second son and third 
child of John (2) and Leah (Tyson) Sterner, 
was born at Bonnerville. Shrewsbury township. 
York county. Pennsylvania. March 3, 1861, 
and obtained his early education in the public 
schools of that tov^'uship. At an early age he 
secured a position in the drug store of S. M. 
Gable, at York, Pennsylvania, where he spent 
two years apprenticeship to the drug business, 
and then went to I'hiladelphia and. securing 
a position in the drug establishment of Dr. 
William A. Brown, entered himself as a stu- 
dent at the F'hiladelphia College of Pharmacy, 
from which he graduated in 1884. Soon after 
liis graduation he opened a drug store in Phila- 
delphia, which he successfully conducted for fif- 
teen years. In 1 901 he removed to Mount Holly, 
New Jersey, to take charge of a drug store for 
Dr. Prichett. and at the end of six months pur- 
chased the business and has since conducted 
the store there on his own account. Dr. Sterner 
has taken an active interest in the affairs of 
Mount Holly from the time of his location 
there, and given earnest support to her local 
institutions. He is a director of the Lumber- 
ton Water Company, secretary of the Mount 
Holly Board of Trade, and a trustee and chair- 
man of the local fire company. In politics he 
is an ardent Republican, and religiously is asso- 
ciated with the Dutch Reformed Church. He 
is a member of Damascus Lodge, Independent 
C)rder of Odd Fellows, of Philadelphia, and of 
Mount Holly Lodge, Patriotic Sons of Amer- 
ica. Dr. Sterner married, in 1887, Annie S. 
Bieber, of Littletown, "S'ork county, Pennsyl- 
vania, daughter of William T. and Charlotte 
( Rohtcr ) Bieber, the former a native of ( ier- 
many, where his father died from wounds re- 
ceived while serving in the German army. Dr. 
John [I. anil .\nnie S. (Bieber) Sterner had 
four children. John Sterner Jr., the eldest, 
born in Philadelphia, is now employed in the 
shoe factory at Lumberton, New Jersey. Ralph 
Sterner, the second son, born in Philatlelphia, 
August 17. 1891. is still a student at Mount 
Hollv high school. Charles Sterner, the third 
son. born in Philadelphia, January 20. 1895, is 
also a student at Alount Holly high school. 
Alice, the only daughter, died at the age of two 

STATI-: OF XRW [F.RS!•.^■. 


Major John R. Beam, lawyer, and 

JJEAM for nearly thirty year> one of the 

leading members of the I'assaic 

county bar, was born in Paterson, New Icr- 

scy. December 19, 1850, died in that city July 


His early literary education was ac(|uire'l in 
public schools later he was a student in the 
academic department of Xew York L'niversity. 
and subsequently at Brown University, Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, where he comiileted the 
classical course and graduated with the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts in 1872. Deciding upon 
the profession of law for his life work, he 
matriculated at Columbia Law School, the law 
department of Columbia l'niversity, made the 
course of that institution, and graduated with 
the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1874. He 
then returned to Paterson and soon afterward 
read law with Henry A. Williams, a senior 
member of the Paterson bar, a lawyer of wide 
celebrity, a prominent figure for many years 
in Xew Jersey politics, and a man of large 
nifluence in professional and business circles, 
in the capacity of clerk. In the meantime he 
continued his law studies, and in 1877 was 
admitted to practice in the courts of Xew Jer- 
sey. Shortly afterward he became profession- 
ally associated with William Penningt<Mi, of 
Paterson, and was his managing assistant until 
the formation of the partnership which com- 
prised Judge Barkalow, Mr. Pennington and 
Mr. Beam, under the firm name of Barkalow, 
Pennington & Beam. This relation was main- 
tained for several years, when Judge Barkalow 
withdrew, and the style of the firm was 
changed to Peimington & Beam, as afterward 
known for many years in professional circles 
in Passaic county and in fact throughout the 
state. The practice of the firm was wholly 
in the civil courts and very largely in the chan- 
cery and probate courts, having the manage- 
ment of many trusts and large estates. This 
partnership was continued until the death of 
Air. Beam. In speaking of the qualities of 
Mr. Beam as a lawyer one of his professional 
associates who knew him well said that: "He 
was recognized as one of the leading memliers 
of the city and county bar, a man of marked 
ability and character and an honor to his pro- 
fession." He was a careful and methodical 
lawyer, a safe counsellor, and a man of the 
highest integrity. He never sought to promote 
litigation, but rather to prevent it, but he did 
I'ot shrink from the arduous work of the trial 
courts in the interests of his clients, and in 
the trial of contested cases he always proved 

a very formidable antagonist.' Besides being a 
successful lawyer, Mr. Beam was an astute 
business man, capable and honest, and possess- 
ing excellent judgment respecting the ([uality 
and character of investments. For many years 
he took an earnest interest in military affairs. 
He was one of the original members of the 
old Paterson Light Cuard, organized in 1888, 
enlisting as private and advancing through 
several grades of ])romotion to color sergeant, 
second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, 
major, and finally lieutenant-colonel of a regi- 
ment of the Xational Guard State of Xew 
Jersey, and served on the governor's stafif. He 
resigned his commission on account of failing 
health and against the expressed wishes of his 
fellow officers. He was reared under the influ- 
ence of the Baptist church ; for several years, 
during the latter part of his life, he served as 
treasurer of the board of trustees of the Bap- 
tist church, and for ten years was superintend- 
ent of the Sunday school. Socially Mr. Beam 
was most companionable and interesting, and 
he is remembered as having been a man of 
remarkably attractive personality. 

Major Beam married, July 24, 1879, Carrie 
Swinburne, daughter of John and Sarah A. 
( Svv'inburne ) Cooke. John Cooke was the 
founder of the Cook Locomotive Works and 
assisted in the construction of the first locomo- 
tive made in Paterson. Children of Mr. and 
Mrs. Beam: i. Edward, a graduate of Brown 
University, class of 1903. 2. John, a graduate 
of Princeton L'niversity, class of 1909. 3. 
William, a student of Princeton L'niversity. 

(For preceding generation see p. 171). 

(HI) Jacob (V) Wal- 
\AX W IXKLE ingse \an Winkle, eldest 

son of Jacob (2) and 
Catharine M. I X'reeland) Van Winkle, was 
born in Aquackanonk. and was baptized June 
13, 1674. in the church at that place. He w-as 
reared on his father's estate and succeeded to 
its ownership. He became an extensive oper- 
ator in real estate and in making loans on 
farms and town property. His name appears 
frequently in the records of leases and deeds, 
and he was elected a deacon of the .\cquack- 
anonk church in 1704 and again in 1711. Dur- 
ing his time the English language practically 
superseded the Dutch in both preaching and 
teaching, and names were generallv spelled 
and jironounced in English. He marrie(l, Oc- 
tober 30, i(y)~. Geertruutt I'.richers, who was 
baptized June 13, 1674, in .Mliany. Xo births 
or baptisms of their children are found, but 



his will shows the names of six : John, Jacob, 
Katrey, Sarah, Wyncheonsje and Margaret. 
His will was made June 13, 1750. His will 
was not recorded, but the first sheet of it is 
now in possession of his descendants. There 
is no record of the death of himself, or his 
wife, but he was dead in 1753. No record is 
found of the birth or baptism of his son, and it 
is not certain that Geertruutt was his mother, 
since the time of her death is not known and 
it is possible that his father had a second wife. 

( l\ ) John Jacob, only son of Jacob W'al- 
ingse \ an \\ inkle, was probably born about 
1724, in Hackensack. where he lived on the 
place now familiarly kn(_>wn as the Santiago 
place m Rutherford. In conjunction with his 
father he purchased large tracts of land in 
llergen county and by inheritance became its 
sole owner. The Hackensack Dutch Church 
records show that he was married October 25. 
1747, to Evaetjen Kipp, a native resident of 
Hackensack. The bajitism of their first two 
children is entered on the Hackensack Dutch 
Church records and of seven others on the Ac- 
quackanonk Church records. In all these the 
father's name apjiears as Johannes Van Winkle 
and the mother's as Eva Kipp, except in the bap- 
tism of the fourth, where the father's name 
is Johannes J. Van Winkle. They are: Jacob, 
baptized March 26, 1749; Willemyntie ; Isaac, 
died young; Geertje; Catrina ; Antje, died 
young ; Isaac and Eva. Numerous records 
show that John Jacob Van Winkle made the 
final division of the estate of liis grandfather, 
and was himself an extensive real estate holder. 
His original will is on file at Trenton and is 
recorded in the Bergen covmty wills. It was 
dated March 17. 180S, proved August 20 fol- 
lowing. It devises property to his grandsons 
Isaac and Jacob, sons of his son Jacob, and 
disposes of .1 large amount of property. 

The following records of the fifth, sixth, 
seventh, eighth and ninth generations are col- 
lated from the leaves of the Bible in possession 
of Rev. Edward Van Winkle, rector of St. 
Clement's Church, New York City, and from 
information as to their respective families fur- 
nished by the member of the eight generations 
now living. 

( \' ) Jacob (4), fourth son of John Jacob 
and Rva ( Ki]ip ) \'an Winkle, was born March 
12, 1748, bapti?ed March 26, 1749, in the Hack- 
ensack Church, died August 4, 1834. He prob- 
ably passed his life in his native place. No 
entry of his marriage appears in the Dutch 
Church of New York. Bergen, Acquackanonk 
or Second River, but it probably occurred in 

1771. He married Hannah Van Nostrand, 
born December 18, 1753, died February 14, 
1829. Their children were : Jacob Jr., born 
October 17, 1774, died February 28, 1838; 
Jane, March 0, 1782; death not recorded; 
Isaac, April 30, 1786, died September 3, 1831 ; 
Henry V. N., July 12, 1796; death not recored. 

(VI) Jacob (5), eldest son of Jacob (4) 
and Hannah (Van Nostrand) V^an Winkle, 
was born October 17, 1774, died February 28, 
1838. He married, March 17, 1813, Ann 
Kingsland. who died March 20, 1839. Chil- 
dren: John, born January 25, 1814, died Oc- 
tober 29, 1814; Edward Henry, July 13, 1815; 
Jane Leonie, September 21-25, 1819, died Oc- 
tober 6, 1819; xA.rrabella, June 25, 1822, died 
25-28, 1822: Isaac, July 22. 1S24, died Janu- 
ary 24, 1882. 

(VII) Edward Henry, second son of Jacob 
(5) and Ann (Kingsland) Van Winkle, was 
born July 13, 1815, died December, 1894. He 
graduated as M. D. from College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York, in 1836. He mar- 
ried, August 25, 1841, Catherine Anna Stan- 
ford, who died June 17, 1848. Children: i. 
Edward Henry, born August 26, 1842 ; grad- 
uated from Columbia College, A. B., A. M. ; 
General Theological Seminary, 1865 : rector 
of St. Clement's Church. New York City ; mar- 
ried Matilda Barnes Cantine ; children : i. 
Catherine Stanford, born February 9, 1879, 
died March i, 1884; ii. Howard Elanendorf, 
January 5, 1886; iii. Edward Hasbrogne, De- 
cember 9, 1898. Edward Henry Van Winkle 
died August 29, 1909. 2. John Stanford, Feb- 
ruary 23, 1844. 3. Isaac, January 13, 1846; 
graduate of Columbia College, A. B., A. M., 
1861 ; rector of St. Stephen's Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, Paris, France, appointed 1870; 
married, October 14, 1875, Margaret Kemble 
Lente, born February 9, 1855 : children : i. 
F^dward Kingsland, born October 17, 1877; 
married. May 19, igob. Louisa Hoyt Scott, 
born C)ctober 2, 1877, daughter of John Fred 
and Emily Augusta ( Willis) Scott : child, Mar- 
garet Kemble Van \Vinkle. born F"ebruary 24, 
1907: ii. Anna, October I, 1879; iii. Frederick 
Lente, February 28, 1882; iv. Katherine, Sep- 
tember 14, 1885; V. Gertrude Bayard, January 
24, 1889. 4. Catherine Anna, April 17, 1848, 
died July 6, 1858. 

(\TI) Isaac, youngest son of Jacob ( 5 ) and 
Ann (Kingsland) Van Winkle, was born July 
22, 1824, died January 24, 1882. He graduated 
from Columbia College, A. B. and A. M., 1848. 
He married, June 2, 1852, Emma Armstrong, 
born March 4, 1826, died January 2, 1885. 



Children: I. Edward Kingsland, born July 3. 
1853. died January 2, 1859. 2. Matthew Arm- 
strong. November 7, 1856: married. December 
II, 1S78, Helen Holmes Crane; children: i. 
Kingsland, born December 5, 1879, graduated 
A. B., University of North Carolina. Chapel 
Hill. 1902: ii. Walton. January 6, 1882, grad- 
uated A. B., Cornell University, 1907; iii. 
Cortland, February 2^. 1887. 3. Elizabeth 
Armstrong, August 5, 1859. 

(\in) John Stanford, second son of Ed- 
ward Henry and Catherine Anna (Stanford) 
\'an Winkle, was born February 23, 1844. 
He married, January 23. 1886, Louise Graham 
Davis. Children: i. William Frederick, burn 
October > i88fi. 2. Marie Louise. Tune 14, 

(VHI) Eli?abeth Armstrong, youngest child 
of Isaac and Emma (Armstrong) \'an Winkle, 
was lx)rn August 5, 1859. She married, .Sep- 
tember 15, 1880. Samuel Thomas ITubbard Jr., 
born August 18, 1853, and resides in Yonkers, 
New York. Children: i, \\'illiam Hustace, 
born September 2, 1881 ; graduated A. B. from 
Harvard, 1903. 2. Samuel Thomas. July 7, 
1884, graduated A. B. from Harvard, 1907. 
3. Elizabeth W W.. October 31, 1883: grad- 
uated A. B. from \'assar, 1907. 4. ^^argaret. 
.\pril 13, 1890. 

(\') Simeon (2), prob- 
\'AN WINKLE ably son of Simeon (i) 
\'an \\'inkle, the revolu- 
tionary soldier, was a native of Richfield, Pas- 
saic county, where he lived and died. He mar- 
ried Betsey Garrabrant, and had children : 
Jacob. Abraham. Isaac, Warren, John Daniel, 
l;"llen, Jane and Alary. 

(VF) Isaac, third son of Simeon (2) and 
Betsey (Garrabrant") Van Winkle, was born 
in Richfield, and was a mason and builder. He 
married Margaret Lebaugh, and their children 
were : Moses DeWitt, Eliza, Sarah, Cornelius 
and Mary Frances. 

(\TI)' Moses DeWitt, eldest child of Isaac 
and Margaret (Lebaugh) \'an Winkle, was 
born 1838. in Richfield, where he attended the 
ciimmon school, and early learned the art of 
piano-making with Charles J. Holden in New 
York. For a period of thirty-five years he was 
employed b)' the Peloubet Organ Company, 
and subsequently engaged in business at Bloom- 
field as a manufacturer of organs, in which he 
was successful. He retired from active busi- 
ness in 1893 and has since resided quietU' at 
Bloomfield, where he is a well-known and re- 
spected citizen. He is a Republican in political 

I)rincipal, but has never aspired to office, and 
contents himself with the ordinary duties of 
tlie citizen. He married (first) Elizabeth Mc- 
Keon ; (second) Frances D., daughter of Joel 
Hubbard, whose wife was a Treadwell. There 
are two children of the first marriage: Clar- 
ence E. and Isaac D. The elder married Millie 
Daniel and has a son, Donald. 

f\ll) Isaac D., second son of Moses D. 
and Elizabeth (McKeon) \'an Winkle, mar- 
ried Lois Corliss. 

Whether the William Thorn, 
THORN who is the founder of the fam- 
ily in Long Island and New Jer- 
sey is the \\'illiam Thorn, of Devonshire, who 
became a freeman of Lynn, Massachusetts, in 
1638, is still a question in dispute and accord- 
ing to the latest and best authority on the sub- 
ject, there is no likelihood of the questiiMi ever 
being settled. 

( I) William Thorn, the founder of the fam- 
ily now being considered, was one of the orig- 
inal patentees of the town of Flushing, in 1643. 
and in the following year was granted a planta- 
tion lot in Gravesend. In 1637 he is one of the 
proprietors of the town of Jamaica, Long 
Island, which had been purchased from the 
Indians the preceding year. In 1673 he and 
his children are mentioned in the census of 
Hempstead, Long Island. By his wife Sarah, 
he had five children : William, born April 7, 
1632, married Winifred Kay; John, referred 
to below; Joseph, born 1647, died 1727, mar- 
ried Mary Bowne (see Rowe) ; Samuel, 1630 

to 1732, married Susanna ; Susanna, 

married John Lackerson, of Flushing. 

(II) John, second child and son of Will- 
iam and Sarah Thorn, was born in 1643. died 
in 1709. He lived in Connecticut, where Alay 
12, 1664, he was made a freeman. March, 
1664, he married Mary, daughter of Nicholas 
and Sarah Parcell. Children : John, referred 
to below ; Hannah, married Richard Cornell, 
and had fifteen children; William, died 1742, 
married, 170S, Meribah A. Allen, and had 
eight children; Josejjh, married Martha Jo- 
anna Bowne ; Mercy, married William Fowler ; 
Elizabeth, married Mr. Schurman ; Sarah, mar- 
ried Joshua Cornell, and had four children. 

(III) John, eldest child and son of John 
and Mary (Parcell) Thorn, died in 1737, set- 
tled at Crosswicks, Burlington countv. New 
Jersey, where .\ugust 26, 1717, he bought one 
hundred and eight-one acres of land. He was 
a farmer, a carpenter, a man of prominence, 
and held various public offices. By his wife 



Catharine, who died in 1766, he had twelve 
■children : John, died without issue. May 8, 
1759; Mary, (Hed without issue; Elizabeth, 
diecl without issue ; Deborah, married Mr. Sini- 
nions, and had one child ; Joseph, referred to 
below ; Samuel, married Hannah Clay ; Ben- 
jamin, died without issue; Catharine, married 
Francis King; Sarah, born 1719, died June 
30, 181 1, married David Wright; Thomas, died 
without issue in 1765; Rebecca, married Mr. 
Simmons ; 1 lannah, married Caleb Slireve Jr. 

( R ) Joseph, fifth child and second son of 
John and Catharine Thorn, died in 1774, was 
a yeoman and a weaver, and May. 1723, mar- 
ried Sarah, born .April 1702. daughter of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Foulke. Children : 
Elizalicth, born May 3, 1724: Jose|)h, born 
April 19, 1727, died Alay g, 1759; John, born 
IMay 4, 1730. died .August 22, 1807. married 
Diadamia Ivins; Thomas, referred to below: 
Michael, born December 2, 1736. died unmar- 

(\^) Thomas, fourth child and third son of 
Joseph and Sarah (Foulke) Thorn, was born 
July 21. 1733. and died February 25, 1801. 
Both he and his wife are buried in Borden- 
town. In 1739 he was married at Fallsing- 
ton. r>ucks county, Pennsylvania, where his 
wife's acknowledgment for marrying out of 
meeting was accepted May 2. 1759, to Susanna, 
who died September 7. 1806. daughter of Will- 
iam and Ann (Stevenson) Biles. Children: 
I. Joseph, born February 12. 1761. died Sep- 
tember 28, 1822: married (first) Rhoda Moon, 
(second) Ann Beck. 2. Benjamin, born Janu- 
ary 3, 1763. died Jtme 13. 1846, married Lucy, 
daughter of Joseph and Susanna Rogers, and 
widow of Mr. Taylor, had twin sons, cme of 
whom, Benjamin, married Sarah, daughter of 
Thomas and Alary West, and had seven chil- 
dren, the second of whom, the eldest daughter, 
married Josiah Dunn Pancoast (q. v.). 3. 
Ann. born May 4. 1764. 4. William Biles, 
born March 26. 1766. died November 17. 1706 ; 
married Elizabeth TTutchins. 3. (!^eorge. re- 
ferred to below. 6. Langhorn. born March 8. 
i7'.9. 7. Sarah, born ( )ctober 9, 1772, died 
January 2, 1774. 8. Enoch, born January 6. 
1775. died February 12. 1806; married Cath- 
arine Nagle. 9. Thomas. Jr.. born February 
17. 1782, died August 18, 1806, married Anna 

(\'I) (jeorge, fifth child and fourth son of 
Thomas and Susanna ( Biles ) Thorn, was born 
at Crosswicks. Burlington county. .August 29, 
1767, and died there (October 7. 1843. He set- 
tled upon a part of the farm belonging to his 

father, where he lived imtil the death of his 
wife. Some time after this lie lost his eyesight, 
gave up farming, and made his home with his 
s(in Edward on the farm adjoining his own. 
April 9. 1800, George Thorn married Mary, 
born November 10, 1773, died November 17, 
1832. daughter of Benjamin and Tabitha Field, 
of Chesterfield township, liurlington county. 
Children : Barton Field, born December 27. 
1801. died July 27, 1825, unmarried: Edward, 
I ef erred to below. 

(\ II) Edward, second and youngest child, 
the only one to marry, of George and Mary 
(Field ) Thorn, was born at Crosswicks, March 
12. 1806, and died there March 23, 1880. He 
settled on the farm adjoining his father near 
Crosswicks, where he lived until i8f')0, wdien 
he removed to the village of Crosswicks, wdiere 
his wife died, his son Barton Field taking pos- 
session of the homestead farm. Edward died 
at the home of his daughter, on a farm near 
by the homestead. November 19. 1829. Ed- 
ward Thorn married Mary, born June 24. 
1807. died Se])tember 13, 1872, daugliter of 
David and Hannah ( Middleton ) Hendrickson, 
of Crosswicks. Children: Harriet Flendrick- 
son, born June 16, 1831, married Joseph S. 
Middleton: Barton Field, referred to below. 

(Vni) Barton Field, only son of Edward 
and Mary (Hendrickson) Thorn, was bom 
near Crosswicks, March i, 1834, and died 
there May 9, 1904. He was educated at the 
Westtown boarding school and Haverford Col- 
lege, and then returned to his father's farm, 
wdiere he had large farming and real estate 
interests, besides being a large real estate 
owner in Philadelphia. For a time he special- 
ized on apple growing and cider making. Dur- 
ing the civil war he was most active in filling 
up the quota for the army. He was a Repub- 
lican, served as township clerk and committee- 
man and for years was collector of the county. 
From 1874 to 1876 he was state senator. He 
was a Friend, and treasurer of the meeting 
and held the trust fund. September 30. 1868, 
T'.arton Field Thorn married Anna J., born 
August 24, 1840, died February 24, 1909, 
daughter of George Lawrence and Mary W. 
(Carman) Duer, her father being a prominent 
physician of Crosswicks. Children : Laura 
Middleton. born June 30, 1871. died .August 
4, 1880: Clara Duer, born March 12. 1873; 
George Barton, referred to below : Helen Mid- 
dleton. born .August 17. 1879. died September 
29. 1890. 

(IX) George Barton, only son of Barton 
Field and Anna I. (Duer) Thorn, was born at 





Crosswicks, Burlington county, Xovetnber 30, 
1877, and is now living at that place. He was 
educated at the W'esttown boarding school, at 
Chester, Pennsylvania, and left school in order 
to take charge of his father's interests, and he 
now devotes his whole time to attending to 
the large interests, left by his father. For 
four years he was the treasurer of the New 
Jersey State Home for Feeble Minded Women, 
and on 'he board of managers. He is a Friend. 
He is a member of the grange, and its purchas- 
ing agent. He is unmarried, and he and his 
sister live at the old homestead in the village 
of Crosswicks. 

Henry Simmons White left an 
W'lHTF indelible impression on the public 

life of Jersey City and of his 
section of the state. No citizen of the com- 
munity was ever more respected, and no man 
ever more fully enjoyed the confidence of the 
people or more richly deserved the esteem in 
wdiich he was held. In his lifetime the people 
of his state recognizing his merit, rejoiced in 
his advancement and in the honors to which 
he attained, and since his death they have 
cherished his memory, which remains as a 
blessed benediction to all who knew him. Hon- 
orable in business, loyal in citizenship, charit- 
able in thought, kindly in action, true to every 
trust confided to his care, his life was the high- 
est type of Christian manhood. He was one 
of the distinguished lawyers of the New Jer- 
sey bar who lives in the memories of his con- 
temporaries, encircled with the halo of a gra- 
cious presence, charming personality, profound 
legal wisdom, and in the quiet dignity of an 
idea follower of his calling. He was for many 
years in active practice at the bar of Jersey 
City, and comparatively few men endeared 
themselves to so great an extent to their pro- 
fessional associates and to those with whom 
they come in contact in the discharge of jjublic 
duties. While practicing at Jersey ("ity Mr. 
White maintained his residence at Red Bank, 
w hich was the place of his nativity. 

-Mr. White was of English ancestry, and his 
family was for many generations associated 
with the history of New Jersey. His great- 
great-great-grandfather Thomas White, great- 
great-grandfather I'eter Wiiite and great- 
grandfather Thomas White were well-known 
and jirosijerous farmers in Shrewsbury town- 
ship, ?kIonniouth county. His, 
Esek White, was liberally educated in New 
York City, and was there engaged in business, 
also managing his homestead farm. In relig- 

ious faith he was a l-'riend, .and in politics a 
\\'hig. He married Ann Besonet, of a prom- 
inent French family. Children: Henry 1!., 
Esek T., Isaac ]'. and Caroline. 

Isaac P. White, son of Esek and Ann ( Bes- 
onet ) White, was born in Shrewsbury town- 
ship, Monmouth county, April 7, 1804. ami 
died at Jersey City, January 2-j, 1876. In early 
life he was employed for some time as a clerk 
in the store of Corlies & Allen at Shrewsiniry, 
and subsequently removed to Brooklyn, wdiere 
he became one of the organizers of the firm 
of Lippincott & White, carrying on a whole- 
sale grocery business. On withdrawing from 
that enterprise he became a member of the 
firm of Wooley & White, lumber dealers of 
Red Bank, establishing the first lumber yard 
in tliis portion of New Jersey. The enter])rise 
proved profitable from the beginning, and they 
built up a large trade. In 1873 -^^r. White re- 
moved to Jersey City, where he lived in re- 
tirement until his death, which occurred in 
1876, when he was in his seventy-second year. 
His political support in early life was given 
the \Vhig party, and later he joined the Repub- 
lican party, of which he was a staunch advo- 
cate, taking an active interest in politics and 
other public matters. He was reared in the 
faith of the society of PTiends, but as his 
wife was a Presbyterian he attended that 
church and aided to establish the church of 
that denomination at Red Bank. He was an 
ensign or third lieutenant in the New York 
militia man}' 3ears, and his commission is still 
in the possession of the family of his son. 
Fraternally he was connected with the Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, as one of its 
valued members. His wife, wdio bore the 
maiden name of Adaline Simmons, was a 
daughter of Abraham Simmons, and was born 
at Phelps. Ontario county. New Y'ork, August 
2fc, 1817, her death occurring at Red Bank, 
May 7, 1884. They had three children: Henry 
S. : Theodore .S., wdio died July 28, 1865 : and 
James S., who died .April 14, i860. 

Henry Simmons White, son of Isaac P. and 
.Adaline ( Simmons) White, was born in Red 
Bank, New Jersey, July 13, 1844. He acquired 
his preliminary education in the public schools, 
and under private tutors at home prepared for 
college. Subsequently he inirsued a course in 
the College of Physicians and .Surgeons of 
New ^'ork City, and was graduated in 1864, 
but did not immerliately receive his diploma, 
as he had not reached the ref|uired age of 
twenty-one years. .After his graduation he 
^'.•as appointed assistant surgeon in the United 



States army (hiriii!^- the last year of the civil 
war, and retained that position until honorably 
diseharged in July, 1865, hostilities having 
ceased. Returning to the north, he spent some 
time in the Woman's Hosjiital and in the old 
New York flospital of New York City, and in 
llie spring of 1866 obtained his degree of Doc- 
tor of Medicine. In his native city he im- 
mediately entered u])on the practice of his 
I)rofession and remained for about two years 
there, but in 1868 returned to New York and 
entered the law department of Columbia Col- 
lege, for he had decided that the field of juris- 
prudence would oif'er him broader opportuni- 
ties, and that the profession would be more 
congenial than that of medicine. He had previ- 
ously read law in the office of William Allen 
Lewis, of Jersey City, and in 1870 he was 
graduated from Columbia and the same year 
was admitted to the New York bar. In 1872 
ht was admitted to the bar of New Jersey and 
as counselor at law in November, 1875. On 
the 1st of February, 1873, in partnership with 
John A. lUair, he opened an office in Jersey 
City, and the firm continued practice until 
February, 1878, when the partnership was dis- 
solved, owing to Mr. Blair's appointment as a 
member of the judiciary. Mr. White then 
engaged in practice alone and soon gainerl a 
large clientele. Between 1884 and 1890 he 
also had an office in New York City. He was 
retained as counsel or advocate in connection 
with many important litigated interests. One 
of the most notable of these was the suit be- 
tween the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western 
lailroad and the Hudson River Tunnel Rail- 
way Company. Mr. White represented the 
latter comi)any, which had organized to the 
purpose of constructing a tunnel under the 
Hudson river between New York and Jersey 
City. The former company held that accord- 
ing to the provisions of the general railroad 
law no company could be legally organized for 
the construction of such a tunnel, and further 
tiiat they could exercise no right of eminent 
domain. After a hard fight and long and 
tedious litigation lasting several years and pass- 
ing through the court of appeals and lastly 
the L'nited States court, Mr. White's clients re- 
ceiving the decision of each, the work of con- 
structing the tunnel was allowed to proceed, 
but after two thousand feet had been con- 
structed, financial difficulties forced a suspen- 
sion of the work, and the project, though a bold 
and novel one, yet entirely practicable, was 
never completed. Subsec|uently the property 

was sold to a syndicate of English capitalists. 
Mr. White being continued by them as coiinsel 
lor the company. 

While he gained a position as an eminent 
jurist, it wa^ probably in his home life that the 
strongest characteristics of Mr. White showed 
forth. He was companionable, genial, and 
thoroughly devoted to his family, and held 
friendship inviolable. In 1878 he married 
Miss Annie Hull McLean, daughter of ex- 
Judge A. C. McLean, of h'reehold, and they 
liad one daughter, Margaretta. Socially Mr. 
White was connected with the Masonic Lodge 
of Red Bank, and was a prominent representa- 
tive of Arrowsmith Post, No. 61, G. A. R., 
which he served as commander, and was com- 
mander of the department of New Jersey in 
iSo.S-'jf)- He was deeply interested in the 
order, and was widely known among the wear- 
ers of the blue in the state. In 1884 he took 
up his abode in Red Bank, where he had previ- 
ously built a fine residence, and from that time 
forward was an active factor in promoting 
thi'se interests which were for the benefit and 
ui)building of the city. The private school on 
T.eroy ;)lace, know^n as the Shrewsbury Acad- 
emy, was owned by him It was intended that 
a stock company should build this, and it was 
begun with this understanding, but the project 
fell tlu"ough and the work was then carried 
forwarf! to completion through the unaided 
efforts of Mr. White, wdio was ever a firm 
f'riend of the cause of education. The only 
club to which he ever belonged was the LInion 
League Club of New Jersey, but he and his 
wife were prominently connected with the 
Presbyferian church of Red Bank. For many 
years he served as a member and president of 
its board of trustees. 

In politics he was a stalwart Republican 
from the time of his majority. He labored for 
the interests of Lincoln in the campaigns of 
i8fio and 1864. even th(iugh he had not attain- 
ed the right of franchise, and from that time 
until his death never failed to give his support 
to the leading candidates of the party in whose 
principles he so firmly believed. In 1878 he 
was appointed assistant collector of the port 
of New York, which position he occupied for 
many years, and later was appointed LInited 
States district attorney, and administrated the 
affairs of that office with vigor and ability, until 
August, 1894, wdien he was succeeded by a Dem- 
ocrat. In addition to his manifold public and 
private interests already mentioned, he was a 
ilirector of the Hudson Countv National Bank. 



vice-president of the Navesink National Bank, 
and president of the Red Bank Board of Trade 
(hiring the period of its existence. 

rienrv Simmons White passed away Sep- 
tember 30, igoi, after a three weeks' iUness 
of typhoid fever, and thus eniled a most up- 
right and useful career. Politically and pro- 
fessionally his name was a synonym for un- 
compromising integrity. In his private and 
social life he manifested the same engaging 
qualities which made him popular in public 
circles. Charitable and kindly, he gave liber- 
ally of his time and means, yet always unosten- 
tatiously, to those whom he could aid in period 
of distress or need. He is held in grateful 
remembrance by many, while his friends and 
family cherish his spotless record as a price- 
less heritage. 

The earliest known home of the 
I'lTXEY Pitney family is the very small 
village and parish of Pitney, 
lying between Langport and Somcrton, near to 
the historic battlefield of Sedgemoor, in coun- 
ty Somerset, England, and from the family 
settler here and giving its name to the village 
comes the branch which removed to London 
and from which the founder of the family in 
America descended. 

(I) James Pitney, who is said to have been 
a manufacturer of buttons on London Bridge, 
which, as the old prints of it show, was lined 
with shops on both sides of the roadway, emi- 
grated to America some time before 1722. He 
settled first at Xew Brunswick, New Jersey, 
and later between Liberty Corner and Basking 
Ridge. Somerset county. New Jersey, where 
he followed the occupation of a farmer. His 
wife's name is unknown, but the supposition 
is that it was Smythe, and that she was a cou- 
sin of General \Villiam Alexander, known as 
Lord Sterling. Children: Benjamin, referred 
to below ; Jonathan, had a son Shubel, who 
married, December 31, 1756, Charity Stiles; 
James, referred to below: John, married Janu- 
ary 2, 1755, Sarah Leonard. 

(H) Benjamin, eldest son of James Pitney, 
was born near Liberty Corner, Somerset coun- 
ty, New Jersey. He married, November 28, 
1751, Abigail, daughter of Ebenczer and Abi- 
gail (Alden) Byram, and widow of Daniel 
Thompson. .Vmong their children was Sarah, 
referred to below. 

(HL) Sarah, daughter of lienjamin and 
Abigail f Byram-Thompson ) Pitney, was born 
in MendJiam township, Morris county. New 
Jersey, July 15, 1764. She married Alahlon, 

son of James and Desire (Thompson) Pitney. 

(II) James (2), son of James (i) Pitney, 
was born near Liberty Corner, Somerset coun- 
ty. New Jersey, 1722. With his brothers, Ben- 
jamin and Jonathan, he settled in Mendham 
township, Morris county, where they owned 
L':rge farms near to one another. He married, 
November 28, 1751. Desire, daughter (if Jo- 
seph and Lydia Thompson, of Mendham. Chil- 
dren : James, married, December 4, 1780, Eliz- 
abeth Carmichael ; Josejjh Thompson, born 
1754, died 1777, surgeon in the revolution; 
Samuel, born 1757 : MahlcMi, referred to below : 
Aaron, born 1763. physician, ancestor of Sen- 
ator Kean. 

(HI) Mahlon, son of James and Desire 
( Thompson ) Pitney, was born in Mend- 
ham township, Morris county. New Jersey, 
September 18, 1759. He was a soldier in 
tlie revolutionary war. He married his cousin 
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Abigail 
( Byram-Thompson ) Pitney, aforementioned. 
Children: i. Joseph Thompson, born Novem- 
ber 18, 1786, died August 8, 1855; he was a 
practicing physician and surgeon, and lived 
and practiced at Auburn, New York. 2. Aaron, 
born .August 12, 1793; was a physician and 
surgeon. 3. Mahlon, referred to below. 4. 
Samuel, born December 30, 1797; married a 
Crater. 5. Elizabeth, married a Mr. Beers, of 
Mt. \'ernon, C)hio. 

(IV) Mahlon (2), son of Mahlon (i) and 
Sarah 1 Pitney) Pitney, was born in Mendham 
township, Morris county. New Jersey, .\ugust 
7. 179s. He married Lucetta Cooper, whose 
father was a soldier in the revolutionary war. 
and whose mother was a Thompson and a first 
cousin of the children of James (2 ) and Desire 
( Thompson ) Pitney. Children : Henry Cooper, 
referred to below ; also three daughters. 

( \') Henry Cooper, son of Mahlon ( 2 ) and 
Lucetta (Cooper) Pitney, was born in Mend- 
ham township, ?^torris county, New Jersey. 
January 19, 1827, and is now living in ATorris- 
town. New Jersey. His birthplace was the 
ancestral farm which has come to him by 
direct descent from his great-grandfather, 
James Pitney. For his early education he was at 
first put luuler the charge of private tutors 
in his father's home, and was afterwards sent 
to the school of Ezra Fairchild in Mendham, 
later in Plainfield, New Jersey, wdiere he was 
a schoolmate of the celebrated Presbyterian 
tlivine, Theodore Cuyler, and of the famous 
lawver, William Fullerton. When he attain- 
ed the age of fifteen he was taken from school 
on account of his delicate health and kei)t at 



home on his father's farm until he was nine- 
teen years old. In 1846 he entered the junior 
class of Princeton College, where he took his 
-'V. B. degree in the regular course, with the 
class of 1848, receiving later his A. M. degree, 
iind in 1801 having conferred upon him his 
LL. D. degree. After graduation he at once 
began the study of law at Morristown with 
Hon. Ira C. W'hiteheacl, ex-judge of the su- 
preme court of New Jersey, and was admitted 
to the Xew Jersey bar as attorney in 185 1 and 
as counsellor in 1854. He then opened his 
oftice in Morristown and practiced law there 
until April. 1889, when he was appointed vice- 
chancellor of New Jersey, an office which he 
held continuously until his resignation, April 
8, 1907. The amount of legal and judicial 
work done by \'ice-Chancellor Pitney was 
enough to have required the best energies of 
most men for their entire time, but not only 
was he able to accomplish this but he was also 
able to <!o mar.) other things which were worth 
while. He was one of the first ten advisory 
masters in chancery appointed by the late Chan- 
cellor liunyon in pursuance of a statue passed 
for that purpose. \'ice-Chancellor Pitney car- 
ried to the oftice many (|ualifications for the 
proper performance of the duties of his im- 
portant i-tosition. His long experience in the 
trials of causes enabled him to sift and analyse 
the testimony of witnesses and to group to- 
gether the salient points in the case. His pro- 
found knowledge of legal princijiles especially 
f.tted him to apply those principles to the work 
at hand ; while his alertness of mind forecast 
the end of an argument from its very begin- 
ning, and his keen perception of the difference 
between minute shades of right and* wrong 
and his ability to recognize and estimate at 
their proper value distinctions within differ- 
ences gave him a remarkable power ,>f logical 
discrimination which resulted in the famous 
e(,uitableness of his decisions. He was suc- 
ceeded by \'ice-Chancellor Howell. 

About 1865 X'ice-Chancellor Pitney was one 
of the organizers of the present National Iron 
Bank, became at that time a director and one 
of its largest stockholders, and since 1896 has 
been its president. In 1870. in company with a 
number of associates, he bought the aqueduct 
projjerty of Morristown with all its rights, 
and provided that city with an abundant sup- 
ply nf pure spring water. About 1870 he as- 
sisted in starting the Morris County Savings 
Bank, and fnini the beginning has been one 
of its managers. He was for many years a 
member of the boarcl of trustees of the First 

Presbyterian Church of Morristown, and in 
that capacity engaged in many enterprises 
which occupied considerable of his time. He 
still, however, had opportunity for literary 
work and was withal an omnivorous reader. 
At present he says his principal occupation is 
farming the old Pitney farm at Mendham, 
which he inherited from his father. When 
\ ice-Chancellor Pitney was about to retire at 
the age of eighty years, the bench and bar of 
New Jersey gave a dinner in his honor on his 
birthday, January 19, 1907, at the Waldorf- 
Astoria, and at this dinner Chancellor William 
J. Magie presided, and among the guests in- 
cluded were Hon. Alton B. Parker, Hon. John 
M. Dillon, Hon. Hampton L. Carson, Hon. 
John L. Cadwalader, and others, all of whom 
united heartily in their public expression of 
esteem fi ii the veteran vice-chancellor. 

\'ice-Qiancellor Pitney marrietl Sarah Louisa, 
daughter of Oliver Halsted, of New York, a 
jerseyman by birth, belonging to the old Eliz- 
abeth branch of the family and a cousin of 
Caleb C)gden Halsted, whose wife, Caroline 
I.ouise Pitney, was a daughter of Dr. Aaron 
Pitney, a niece of Mahlon Pitney, referred to 
abt^'e, and grandmother of Senator John Kean, 
01 New Jersey, a brc_ither of Hamilton Fish 
Kean. Children: i. Sarah Halstead; mar- 
ried, October 12. 1875, Finley A. Johnson. .'. 
Henry Cooper, referred to below. 3. Mahlon, 
a sketch of whom follows this. 4. John Oliver, 
see forward. 5. Catherine James, born April 
5, 1862; marrierl George Richstein Van Dusen. 
attorney of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6. 
Mary Brayton, born May 5, 1866. 7. Frederick 
Vernon, born April 20, 1869; married, June, 
1906, Elizabeth Chadwell, daughter of the late 
Rev. (leorge Harris Chadwell, D. D., former 
rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Morris- 
town, New Jersey. 

(VI) Henry Cooper (2), son of Vice- 
Chancellor Henry Cooper Pitney, was born 
at Morristown. New Jersey. August 6, 1856, 
and is now living in that town. For his 
early education he was sent to private schools 
anfl to the Morris Academy, at which latter 
])lace he prepared for college, and entered 
Princeton University in September. 1874, as 
a sophomore, and graduated with the class of 
1877. He then studied law in his father's 
oftice and was admitted to the New Jersey bar 
as attorney in June, 1880, and as counsellor 
in February, 1884, after which he opened an 
office in Morristown and has ever since en- 
gaged there in the practice of his profession. 
He is a Republican in politics. With regard 



tc matters of local importance, he has been 
very much interested in the Morristown Free 
Public Library, of which he is a director and 
since 1904 has been the secretary. He is a 
member of the First I'resbyterian C'hurch in 
Morristown. He married, June 17, i8qi, 
Laura G. P., daughter of .\ndrew L and Julia 
A. (Henry) Wood, who was born in Brook- 
lyi , New York, in July, 1864. 

(VI) Mahlon Pitney, son of \'ice-Chan- 
cellor Henry Cooper Pitney, was born in 
Morristown, New Jersey, February 5, 1858. 
He was prepared for college in classical schools 
of the city, after which he matriculated in the 
freshman class of Princeton L'niversity in 1875. 
On the completion of the four years course he 
was graduated in the class of 1879 with the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. The degree of 
Master of Arts was conferred upon him by 
his alma mater in 1882. He studied law under 
the direction of his distinguished father, and 
in 1882 was admitted to the Xew Jersey bar 
as an attorney at law. while three years later 
he was licensed to practice as a counsellor at 
law. In 1882 he opened an office for the prac- 
tice of law in Dover, Xew Jersey, contiiuiing 
until 1S89. when he returned to Morristown 
and soon gained a large clientage and enviable 
reputation. He has since been connected with 
most of the important litigation that has been 
heard in the courts here, and has given evi- 
dence of his splendid power before court or 
jury. He is a clear, forcible speaker and logical 
reasoner. and his trial of a cause always shows 
a thorough familiarity with the law concerned 
therewith. In politics Mr. Pitney has long 
been active, and he is a recognized leader of 
the Reijublican party in his section of the state 
He was temporary chairman of the Republican 
slate convention which nominated John \\'. 
Griggs for governor in 1893. ^"^1 '" behalf of party has done much effective work. In 
1894 he was honored with the nomination for 
re|)resentative in congress for the F'ourth Con- 
gressional District, composed of Morris, Hun- 
terdon. Warren and Sussex counties. The 
district was supposed to be and had formerly 
been strongly Democratic, and the o|)position 
renominated Hon. Johnston Cornish, who then 
occujiied the position, but the election returns 
showed that Mr. Pitney had won by a plurality 
01 fourteen hundred and seven votes. In i8()6 he 
was again nominated, and although the Demo- 
crats felt confident that their candidate. Augus- 
tus W. Cutler, would carry the district. .Mr. I'it- 
ney was again elected : with an increased major- 
ity of 2977 votes. His course in Congress 

won him not only tiie commendation of his 
home district, but also of many of the ablest 
members of the house. During his first term 
he was ai)pointed a member of the committee 
on appr(5priations, and did effective service on 
behalf of the people by opposing extravagant 
and useless ajjpropriations. In the cani])aign 
of 1896 he made a vigorous canvass and took 
an uncompromising stand in favor of sound 
money, as defined in the party platform. He 
is a forcible, earnest and convincing speaker, 
and is no less accomplished as a writer, his 
jien productions having the literary finish of 
the scholar as well as the eloquence of the 
orator. His public service is most commend- 
able, for with him the public good is ever be- 
fore party, and the general welfare before 
personal aggrandizement. 

Mr. Pitney married, in 1891. Florence T. 
Shelton. They hold membershi]) in the First 
Presbsterian Church, and sustain high social 
lelations. ]\Ir. Pitney is a Mason. Among 
his fellow citizens, although he has won high 
honors at their hands, he is an unassuming 
man, free from ostentation, which character- 
istic makes him very popular. 

( \T ) John. Oliver Halsted Pitney, son of 
ex-\ ice-Chancellor Henry Cooper Pitney, was 
born in Morristown, Xew Jersey, April 14, 
18(10. He receivefl his [ireparatory education 
in the private schools of ^lorristown, and after- 
ward entered Princeton University, from which 
which he was graduated in the class of 1881. 
with degree of Bachelor of .\rts. that of Mas- 
ter of .\rts being conferred upon him by the 
same institution in 1884. Choosing the law as 
his profession, he pursued a course of study 
in the same under the prece])torship of his 
father in Morristown, and was admitted to the 
bar of Xew Jersey in June, 1884, as an attor- 
ney, and in 1887 as a counsellor. Immediate- 
ly after his admission to the bar he establish- 
ed himself in the practice of his profession at 
Xewark. where he has since remained. F"or 
the first two years he was in partnership with 
I'jederick H. 'Fuse, later was similarly asso- 
ciated with John R. Hardin, and subsec|uently 
.A. F. .Skinner was admitted as a partner, since 
wliich time they have conducted business under 
the style of Pitney, I lardin & Skinner, being 
one of the best known law firms in the state of 
New Jersey, with an extensive clientage, the 
business increasing in voluhie and importance 
with each succeeding year. From the very 
outset of his professional career Mr. Pitnev 
exhibited a predilectit)n for the profession in 
which he has won so honorable a place. He 



has been actively identified with many impor- 
tant cases, and his services are in great de- 
mand by corporations and private individuals 
who desire the best obtainable talent. He is a 
man of rare legal attainments, courteous, digni- 
fied, and honest, and his great force of char- 
acter and unerring grasp of fundatmental prin- 
ciples make him a powerful advocate. 

Mr. Pitney is a director of the Mutual Bene- 
fit Life Insurance Company, the National New- 
ark Banking Company, and the American In- 
surance Company. He is a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, in 
which place he makes his home, and where he 
has gained the esteem and confidence of his 
fellow townsmen by the active interest he mani- 
fests in all measures tending toward the prog- 
ress and welfare of the community. He is a 
staunch adherent of the princi])les of Repub- 
licanism, but has never sought or held public 
office. He is a prominent and active member 
of the Essex Club, Cniversity Club, New York 
Club, New York Yacht Club, Morristown Golf 
Club, and the Morristown Club, leading social 

Mr. Pitney married, January 15, 1890, Rob- 
erta A., daughter of Robert F. and Annie E. 
Ballantine. Children : John B., born Decem- 
ber 12. 1892; Robert H., June 4, 1907. 

This name suggests the 
FLANDERS Flemish origin of one who 

settled in England during 
the time the English were assuming surnames. 
This family was established in Massachusetts 
early in the colonial period. It is the general 
belief that the Sali.sbury settler mentioned 
below was the ancestor in common of all who 
bear the name in New England. 

(I) Stephen Flanders and his wife Jane 
emigrated from England and settled in Salis- 
bury, Massachusetts, sometime between tlie 
years 1640 and 1646. He was admitted a 
townsman in February, 1650, but there is no 
record of his admission as a freeman. His 
will was made April 4, 1684, and he died June 
27 that year. His wife died November ig, 
1683. Children: Stephen, Mary, Philip, Sarah, 
Naomi and John. 

(II) Stephen (2), eldest child of Stephen 
and Jane Flanders, was born in Salisbury, 
Massachusetts, March 8, 1646. and died Octo- 
ber 6, 1744, at the advanced age of ninety- 
eight years. December 28, 1670, he married 
Abigail, born February 11, 1653, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary Carter, of Salisbury. Ste- 
phen Carter resided in Salisbury. Children : 

Thomas (died in infancy), Stephen, Thomas, 
Daniel, Joseph, Philip (died young), Sarah. 
Philip, James, Jeremiah and Abigail. 

(HI ) Joseph, fifth son and child of Stephen 
and Abigail ( Carter ) Flanders, was born 
March 28, 1677, and tlied December 29, 1730. 
He was three times married, but the maiden 
surnames of two of his wives cannot be ascer- 
tained. The christian name of his first wife, 
who died in 1702, was Esther. That of his 
second wife, whom he married in 1703, was 
Hannah; she died May 5, 1714. On October 
3, 1716, he married (third) Mary Thompson. 
By his first union there was one daughter, ,\nn. 
Children of his second marriage: Ezekiel, 
Joseph, Nehemiah and Ebenezer. Those of 
his third marriage were : Phineas, Mary, Jere- 
miah and Moses. 

(IV) Nehemiah, third child and son of Jo- 
seph and Hannah Flanders, was born Febru- 
ary 18, 1709. In February, 1733, he married 
Sarah Hackett. Children: Jarvis, Hezekiah, 
David, Nehemiah, (Jlive and Levi. 

( \' ) Levi, yotmgest child of Nehemiah and 
Sarah ( Hackett ) Flanders, was born Febru- 
ary 26, 1754. The place and date of his death 
is unknown to the writer, nor is there any 
available record of his marriage, but it is 
known that he had one son whose name was 

( \ I ) Caleb, son of Levi Flanders, resided 
in Danbury, New Hampshire. He married 
Mehitable .Searles. Children : William. John 
( died young) , Lorenzo, I liram, Charles, Frank. 
Samuel, (ieorge. John, Frances, Dorothy, 
Nancy and Daniel W. 

(VH) Charles, fifth son of Caleb and Me- 
hitable ( Searles ) Flanders, was born in Dan- 
bury, in the northwest corner of Merrimack 
county. New Hampshire, and adjoining Sulli- 
van and Grafton counties, about 1804. (In the 
Dartmouth Alumni Catalogue we find from 
this section of New Hampshire contemporane- 
ous members of the Flanders family: Walter 
Powers Flanders (1806-83), lawyer, A. B., 
1831 : Thomas Flanders ( "1791-1867), M. D.. 
1832: Jonathan Leavitt Flanders, M. D., 1841, 
removed to Bridgeport, Illinois: Benjamin F. 
Flanders, born January 26, 1816, Bristol, New 
Hampshire, A. B., 1857, as of class of 1842, 
went to New Orleans 1843, where he was a 
school teacher, schocil superintendent, editor 
and lawyer. He was a representative from 
Louisiana in the United States Congress. 1863 ; 
governor of Louisiana, 1867: mayor of New 
Orleans. 1870-72 : assistant treasurer of United 
States in New Orleans, 1873-85, died in New 



Orleans, March 13. 1896). Charles Flanders 
married about 1820, Lucretia Kingsbury, of 
Keene, New Hampshire, a descendant of Jo- 
seph Kingsbury, the Dedhani immigrant, 1628, 
and a son Henry was born in Sullivan county. 
New Hampshire, February 13, 1826. who became 
a lawyer under tuition from his father and went 
to I'hiladeli)hia before 1850. He was educated at 
Kimball Academy, New Hamjjshire, and New- 
bury Seminary, \'erniont, studied law with his 
father, and in 1850 removed to I'hiladelphia. 
Pennsylvania, where he became noted as a 
lawyer and author of law books. He was 
given the honorary degree of A. M. by Dart- 
mouth College in 1856. As the Flanders of 
southwestern New Hampshire were migrating 
and included professional men. we place Al- 
fred Flanders (q. v.) as reasonably a member 
of this family and a brother of Henry, the 
I'hiiadelphia lawyer, in the absence of infor- 
mation or evidence to the contrary. 

(VIH) Alfred, an elder son of Charles and 
Lucretia (Kingsbury) Flanders, was born in 
Sullivan county. New Hampshire, probably 
about 1823. As his father was a lawyer, he 
undfnibtedly gave all his sons a good education 
and instructed them in law. He was head 
bookkeeper in the Kensington National Bank, 
Philadel|)liia, Pennsylvania; took up the prac- 
tice of law and carried on its practice in Bever- 
ly, Mount Holly and Burlington, Burlington 
county. New Jersey, and in Camden, New- 
Jersey. He was city solicitor of Burlington at 
the time of his death, and held the position for 
several years. He was a prominent member 
of the Methodist church, and had charge of 
the music of the church in liurlington. He 
married Mary Rothw^ell Davidson, of Phila- 
delphia. Penn.s}lvania. Children: i. Marv D.. 
married Henry S. Prickett, of Philadelphia. 
2. Howard, was a lawyer in Burlington, and 
succeeded his father as city solicitor of tUir- 
lington. and held the office up to the time of 
his own death : married Carrie Lowden. 3. 
Charles 'S'erkes i(|. v. ). .Alfred Flanders, died 
in Burlington. New Jersey. J 888. Two chil- 
dren died in infanc}'. 

nX) Charles Yerkes. second son and third 
child of Alfred and Mary Rothwell (David- 
son) Flanders, was born in Philadelphia. Penn- 
sylvania. Se]itember 22. 1863. He was a pupil 
in the public schools of Philadelphia, and when 
sixteen years of age he engaged in a wholesale 
business in the employ of 11. C. Piddle & Com- 
pany, of Philadelphia, and remained with this 
firm two years. In 1881 he became connected 
with the ^lorris Tasker & Company Wrought 

Iron and Boiler Tube Company, and remained 
with this company from i88i to 1897, gaining 
promotion from office boy to salesman, in 1897 
he was made eastern representative of the .St. 
Louis Car Company, with headquarters in New 
York City. He resigned this position in 1900 
to assume the management of the L'nited and 
Globe Rubber Comj)an\-. with offices at 26 
Broadway, New York City, retaining his home 
in Burlington, New^ Jersey. He served the 
city of Burlington as commissioner of appeals 
for three years; as mayor 1900-1903, holding 
the office three years and nine months. His 
certificate of election as mayor is signed by 
the governor of the state, the only city in the 
state to be honored by the law in this manner. 
His fraternal affiliations include membership 
in Burlington Lodge, No. 32, F. and A. M., he 
being initiated June 10, 1890; February 24, 
i8yi. he was advanced in Boudant Royal Arch 
Chapter. No. 3, Burlington, and May 15, 1891. 
he was received into Heleva Commandery, 
Knights Templar, of Burlington, and from 
there he was progressed to Crescent Temple. 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Trenton, of 
which he was made a trustee. His ne.xt step in 
Masonry was to the Scottish Rite, through the 
Trenton Consistory, and took the thirty-second 
degree. He became past grand mogul of the 
Tall Cedars of Lebanon, of Mount Holly. He 
affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks, through membership in the 
lodge at Burlington. His church affiliations 
is with the Protestant Episcopal Church, he 
being a communicant of St. Mary's Church, 
and served many years as leader of the choir. 
Mr. Flanders married. January 22, 1889, Emma 
M., daughter of C. Henry and Rebecca (Pip- 
pett) Belden, of Burlington. New Jersey. Their 
only child. Margarite Belden, was born Octo- 
ber 30, 1890, and educated at private schools 
and St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, New Jer.sey. 

The Conklin familv of New 
CONKLIN Jersey is an off-shoot of the 
Easthampton, Long Island, 
family, which has played so prominent a part 
in the history of the province and state of 
New York, and the founder of the latter was 
among the earliest settlers of Salem. Massa- 

(I) Ananias Conklin. or Conkleync. and his 
brother John, are both of them spoken of in 
the old New England records, .\nanias w^as 
made a freeman at Salem. Massachusetts. Mav 
18, 1642, and had three children baptized there. 
In 1650 he removed to Easthampton. Long 



Inland, and his Ijrother Jiilin to Southold, Long 
Island, where an old gravestone notes "Here 
lyeth body of Capt. John Conkelyne, born Not- 
tinghamshire, England, and died Southold, 
Long Island, April 6, 1694, aged 64 years." 
He was apparently unmarried. Ananias Conk- 
lin had four more children mentioned at East- 
h;impton in November, 1657. His wife's name 
is unknown. Children: Lewis, baptized Salem, 
April 30, i(->43: Jacob, baj)tized Alay 18, 1649; 
Elizabeth, baptized May 18, 1649; Jeremiah, 
referred to below; Cornelius; I'.enjamin, died 
1709, married Hannah Alulfnrd; Hester, mar- 
ried George Miller. 

( 11 ) Jeremiah, son of .\nanias Cimklin, was 
born in 1634, and died March 14, 1712. In 
1(158 he married Mary, ilaughter of Lion and 
Alary Gardiner, who sailed from Holland, June 
10, 1635, to London, and thence to Saybrook, 
New England. She was born August 30, 1638, 
and died June 15, 1727, and her father gave 
his name to (^Jardiner's Island. Children; 
Jeremiah, married Jane Parsons ; Cornelius ; 
L'avid, died 1737 or 1738; Lewis, referred to 
below; Ananias, married Martha Strctton, or 
Stratton ; Mary, married Thomas Mulford. 

(HI) Lewis, .son of Jeremiah and Mary 
(Gartliner) Conklin, married. Children: Lewis, 
referred to below; Elizabeth, .Vjiril _'i, 1700; 
Esther, September 3, 1704; Mary, April 11, 
1708; Mercy, May i, 1710: Isaac, January 25, 
1713; Zerviah, January 8, 1716; Cineus, Oc- 
tober 19, 1718; Abigail, .\pril 16, 1721, mar- 
ried Nathaniel Baker. 

( IV ) Lewis ( 2 ). son of Lewis ( i ) Conklin, 
was baptized in Easthamton, January 18, 1701 ; 
and married October 22. 1724, Elizabeth Mul- 

{\') Lewis Conklin, of .Spring Valley, Ber- 
gen county. New Jersey, whom so far a.s we 
can tell from records at present known, was 
grandson or great-grandson of Lewis and Eliz- 
abeth (Mulford) Conklin. He marrierl Ellen 
\'an ( )rder, and was a farmer. Children ■ 
Lewis L.. referred to below ; Albert ; Peter. 

( \ I ) Lewis L.. son of Lewis and Ellen 
( \'an ( )rder ) Conklin, was born in 1813, and 
died June 1 1, 1879. He married Susan, claugh- 
ter of William and Ellen \'an Blarcom. who 
was born .August 26, 1819, and died February 
5, 1903. She had no brothers, and only one 
sister. Martha. Children : Edward Lewis, re- 
ferred to below : Alary, married ^^'illiam D. 
Van Nostrand ; Walter; John L., referred to 
below ; Emma ( irinnell. living in Pasadena, 
California; ludsnn. a clerg^Miian in Trenton, 
New Jcrsev, married Elizabeth : Frank, 

postmaster at Paterson, New Jersey, married 
Susan Close; children, Frank, Judson, Susan, 

( \'ll ) Edward Lewis, son of Lewis L. and 
Susan ( \'an Blarcom) Conklin, was born in 
f'aterson. New Jersey, January 12, 1841. After 
being educated in the public schools he enter- 
ed his father's grocery store as a clerk, and 
after spending S(.ime time there he learned the 
sash and blind trade in the factory c>f William 
King, in Newark, where he remained until 
the outbreak of the civil war. After the war 
was over he became superintendent and man- 
ager for Air. King, and in 1873 entered into 
partnership with him. In 1889 the partnership 
was dissolved, and Air. Cc)tiklin conducted the 
business alone until 1889, when he was ap- 
pointed postmaster. After serving as post- 
master until 1894, he was elected county audi- 
tor of Esse.x county, and has held that position 
ever since. In politics Air. Conklin is a Re- 
publican, and he is one of the staunchest and 
most prominent men of his party in the county. 
For eight years, from 1874 to 1882, he was one 
of the chosen freeholders of Newark, and 
from 1874 until 1880 he was treasurer of the 
fvepublican county committee. 

April 28. 1861, Air. Conklin enlisted as pri- 
vate in Company G, Second New Jersey \'oI- 
unteers, and was discharged holding the rank 
of sergeant. July 12, 1864. his regiment at that 
time forming part of Kearny's brigade. Army 
of the Potomac. His service and actions are 
as follows: Bull Run, July 21, 1861 ; West 
Point, May 7, i8(>2 ; Golden Farm, June 26. 
1862; Gaine's Farm. June 2'. 1862; Charles 
City Cross Roads. June 30. 1862; Malvern 
Hill. July I. 1862; Alanassas, August 27. 1862; 
Chantilly. September i. 1862 ; Cram]iton's Pass, 
Se])tember 14. 1862; .Antietam, September 17, 
1862; F"redericksburg, December 13-14, 1862; 
Second I-'redericksburg, Alay 3, 1863; Salem 
Heights, Alay 3-4, 1863; Gettysburg, Penn- 
sylvania, July 2-T,. 1863; Fairfield, I'eimsyl- 
vania. July 5, 1863; Williamsport, Alaryland, 
July 6, 1863; F"ranktown, Alaryland, July 12, 
1863; Rapjiahannock Station, Virginia. Octo- 
ber 12. 1863; Second Rappahannock Station, 
Mrginia, November 7, 18(13; Aline Run, \'ir- 
ginia, November 30, 1863 ; battle of the Wilder- 
ness. Alay 3-7, 1864; Si)Ottsylvania. A'irginia, 
Alay 8-10, 1864; Spottsylvania Court Hmise. 
Alay 12-16. 1864; North and South Anna 
River. May 24, 1864; Hanover Court House. 
Alay 29, 1864; Tolopotomy Creek, Alay 30-31, 
1864; Cold Harbor, June 1-3, 1864. 

In religious conviction Air. Conklin is a 


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rYesb\terian. He is a member uf Eureka 
Chapter, Xo. 139, P". and A. M., of Union 
Chapter, R. A. M., and a member of Friend- 
ship Lodge, Independent Order of C)dd Pel- 
lows. His clubs are the Re]niblican Indian 
League, the Eighth Ward Rejjublican Club of 
Newark, and Lincoln Post, Xo. 11, Grand 
Army of the Republic, of which he is past com- 
mander. He has been a director in the Frank- 
lin Savings Institution, since its organization. 
November 25, 1865, Mr. Conklin married, in 
East Orange, Leonora K. King, who was bom 
in October, 1845. Children: 1. Louis W., 
born June 4, 1867: married Caroline W. 
Shepard ; child, Joseph W., lives at Loyalton, 
California. 2. Edward Dodd, referred to 
below. 3. Leroy, born December 2, 1871 ; 
married Margaret Isherwood : one child, Clif- 
ford: lives in New Jersey. 4. Herbert King, 
referred to below. 

(MI) John L., son of Lewis L. and Susan 
(\'an niarcom ) Conklin. was born in Pater- 
son, New Jersey, January 6. 1848. After re- 
ceiving his early education in the public schiools 
lie took the course in Bryant & Stratton's Busi- 
ness College, and entering the post-office at 
Paterson as a clerk he became assistant post- 
master and remained in that position tmtil 
187^1, when he was appointed postmaster, a 
position which he held for twelve years. P'or 
the next three years he served as county 
assessor, and in i')o6 he was ap]5ointed col- 
lector of Passaic county. He has always been 
a staunch Republican, .and a inember of the 
Republican county committee, of which he was 
treasurer for six years and chairman for twelve 
years. In June. 1864. he enlisted in Company 
B, Thirty-seventh Regiment Xew Jersey \'ol- 
unteers, and received his honorable discharge 
in the following October. He is a memtjer of 
Ivanhoe Lodge, No. 88, past chancellor of 
I'abiola Commandery. No. 57, Knights of 
Pythias, and a member of Lodge No. 60, 
r>enevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He 
is a member of the First Baptist Church of 
Paterson. He married, in Paterson, Isabella 
A., daughter of Cornelius and Margaret Post, 
who was born in Paterson. May 2(). 1850, and 
died Novembers, 1901. Children: John W., 
born February 26, 1872, married Kate Powers; 
Joseph M.. born June 2, 1878, married July 
16, 1904, Emma .Abildgoard ; child. Joseph \'an 
Blarcom. born May 16, 1905. 

(\'III ) Edward Dodd, son of Edward Lewis 
and Leonora K. (King) Conklin, was born in 
Newark, Xew Jersey, September 23. 1869, and 
after being educated in the public schools grad- 

uated from the high .school in 1885. He then 
became a clerk of the William King Company, 
of which his father was one of the i)artners, 
and when his father became postmaster of 
Xewark, P^dward Dodd, became assistant post- 
master, a position which he held from 1 891 to 
1895. In Xovember, 1895, he entered the em- 
ploy of the Whitehead & Hoag Company, and 
at the present time is general superintendent 
of that corporation. .He is a Republican, and 
secretary of the board of trustees of the Pres- 
byterian Church in Newark. He is a member 
of Madison Lodge, No. 92, F, and .'\. AL, and 
president of the Young Glen's Christian x-\sso- 
ciation of Madison, New Jersey, where he has 
n:ade his home. October 20, 1892, Mr. Conk- 
lin married .Anna Matilda, daughter of Benja- 
min Franklin and Sarah Matilda ( P'agles) 
Crane, who was born July 4, i8'^)7. Children: 
[■Idward Herbert, born December 26, 1895; 
Leonora PVancis, August 18. i<>oi : .\nna 
Louise. June 27, 1906. 

( \ III ) Herbert King, son of Pldward Lewis 
and Leonora K. (King) Conklin, was born 
June 20, 1875, in Xewark, New Jersey, and is 
now living in that city. After attending the 
Xewark grammar and high schools he gradu- 
ated from the Newark Academy, and then 
took the course in the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology in Boston. He then entered 
the employ of the architects, Plowell & Stokes, 
with whom he remained until 1900, when he 
started in business for himself. He is a Repub- 
lican in politics, and a Presbyterian in relig- 
ious conviction. He is a member of Madison 
Chapter. No. 93, F. and .\. M.. of the .Amer- 
ican Institute of .Architects, the New Jersey 
Club, and the Technology clubs of Boston and 
New York. .April 17, 1903, he married .Alice 
Florence ^lunsick, who was born in Xewark, 
April 17, 1876. Children: Marjorie Lester, 
born August 11, 1905; Alice P'lorence, Sep- 
tember 13, 1908. 

Cortlandt Parker, sixth child of 
P.ARKER James and Penelope (liutler) 

Parker, was born in the old 
mansion of the Parker family in Perth .Amboy, 
June 27, 1818. He received his early educa- 
tion in Perth .Amboy, with ])rivate instruction 
in the elements of Latin and (jreek, and in 
1832 entered Rutgers College, where he was 
graduated with first honors and as valedictor- 
ian of his class, in 1836, at the age of eighteen. 
.Among his classmates were Joseph P. P>rad- 
ley, afterward justice of the L'uited States 
.Suiireme Court ; P'rederick T. PVclinghuysen. 



who became attorne3--general of New Jersey, 
United States Senator, and Secretary of State 
unvler President Arthur; WiUiam A. Newell, 
elected governor of New Jersey and later a]3- 
pointed governor of Washington Territory ; 
Henry VValdron, for many years a member of 
Congress from Michigan; fames C. \'an Dyke 
who served as L'nited States District Attorney 
for Pennsylvania ; George W. Coakley, emi- 
nent as professor of mathematics in New York 
University, and others who in after life en- 
joyed prominence in professional, ministerial, 
and business pursuits. 

Soon after leaving college, young Parker 
entered the office of Hon. Theodore Freling- 
luiysen, of Newark, as a law student, and upon 
Mr. Frelinghuysen's retirement from practice 
to become chancelhir of the New York Uni- 
versity he continued his professional studies 
i-.nder Anizi Armstrong. He was admitted to 
the bar as an attorney in September, 1839, and 
as a counsellor three years later, and began 
his legal career in Newark in association with 
two of his classmates, Joseph P. Bradley and 
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen. From that time 
throughout his life he continued in Newark 
without any interruption, as a practicing law- 
yer. At the time of his death he was the old- 
est as well as the most distinguished active 
representative of the bar of New Jersey ; two 
of his sons, Hon. Richaril Wayne Parker and 
Uortland l*arker Jr., being connected with him 
in professional business. 

The son of one of the most notable leaders 
of political opinion in the state of New Jersey 
during the first half of the nineteenth century, 
and thrown from youth into association with 
many of the foremost characters of the day, 
as well as in friendly rivalry with other young 
men of aspiration and ability, he entered upon 
active life with high personal ideals. The 
earnest spirit which thus marked the beginning 
of his career was conspicuous through its en- 
tire progress, and it is in the character of the 
high-minded unselfish citizen of pre-eminent 
attainments, influence and unselfishness, that 
Mr. Parker is chiefly to be estimated. 

In his political affiliations, both from the 
early influences by which he was surrounded 
and from his studies and reflections upon the 
principles of government, he followed the 
course pursued by his father. The latter had 
in youth espoused the doctrines of Hamilton 
and the other great Federalist fathers of the 
constitution, expressed at that earlv day in the 
tenets of the Federalist party and later main- 
tained by the Whigs, and based upon the funda- 

mental ideas of the supremacy of the national 
government and inviolability of the National 
I nion, encouragement to manufactures, a pro- 
tective tariff, and the subordination of local or 
schismatic preferences or tendencies in the 
interest of a solid Union and a broad develop- 

The first presidential vote of Cortlandt 
Parker was cast in the memorable campaign 
of 1810, when General William H. Harrison, 
the candidate of the Whig party, was elected ; 
and in this contest he took part with enthu- 
siasm, delivering political speeches and writing 
communications to the press upon the issues 
involved. In the ne.xt camjjaign ( 1844), when 
Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen were 
the Whig nominees for president and vice- 
president, he was also very active. He was 
the author of the campaign "Life of Freling- 
huysen," which still remains the best bio- 
graphical character sketch of that statesman. 
The commanding cjuestion at that time was 
concerning the proposed admission of Texas 
a' a state, and the consequent enlargement of 
the slave-holding area. With a deep convic- 
tion of the error and danger of such a course, 
and a clear foresight of the future, he opposed 
it in speeches and articles. Clay and Freling- 
huysen were, however, defeated, Texas was 
admitted, and all the national perils which con- 
servative thinkers had apprehended, came in 
steady and terrible development. The slave 
[lower, supreme and despotic, increased its 
exactions, repealed the Missouri Compromise, 
passed the Fugitive Slave Law, and ended by 
denying the right of freedom to Kansas. The 
Whig party, weak, disrupted, and no longer 
existing for any definite policy, met death in 
the election of 1852. 

In all this succession of events Mr. Parker 
was an advocate of the programme which 
|iresently became the basis of the new Repub- 
lican party, and he was one of the founders 
of that organization in New Jersey. He was 
chairman of the ratification meeting held in 
Newark upon the nomination of Abraham Lin- 
coln in i860, and from that day until the sur- 
render of Lee at Appomattox he was one of 
tiie most pronounced and steadfast supporters 
of the whole policy of preservation of the 
Union and suppression of the rebellion. After 
the Emancipation Proclamation he took the 
advanced ground that the only logical end of 
that measure was the concession of the ballot 
to the freemen, as otherwise state law in the 
south would inaugurate a contract system 
which a few j-ears would lead to the practical 


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rc-establishmeiit of slavery, lie presided at 
the state convention which first proposed tiiat 
doctrine in New Jersey, delivering an address 
that was circulated as a campaign document 
in the ensuing election. I'pon the original sub- 
mission to the Xew Jersey legislature of the 
proposed fourteenth amendment to the L'nited 
States constitution, it was voted down by the 
Democrats in that body, an action which, in 
the opinion of the leaders on both sides, settled 
the matter so far as Xew Jersey was concern- 
ed. But Mr. Parker took a different view "of 
the legal aspects of the subject, maintaining 
that the amendment might be submitted again 
and again until adopted. This legal view of 
the question carried such weight that Mr. 
Parker's party confidently entered upon the 
ne.xt electoral contest on the issue thus defined, 
secured the necessary majority in the legisla- 
ture, and duly ratified the amendment. 

In his subsequent career, thrcnighout all the 
changing conditions of political discussion and 
public events, Mr. Parker maintained the same 
active and patriotic interest, frei|uently ad- 
dressing his fellow-citizens on questions of the 
day, exercising a valuable influence by his 
counsels when sought by those in responsible 
position, and contributing to the press many 
papers distinguished for dignity and solidity of 
treatment and argument. 

As a man continuously and iiitimatelv identi- 
fied for sixty-five years with the politics and 
policies of his state and the nation considered 
in their more elevated aspects, and sustaining 
a reputation of the first order for ability, ac- 
complishments, and character, Mr. Parker oc- 
cupied a uni(|ue personal position, probably 
seldom paralleled in the history of the countr}^ 
With the single exception of a local office in 
his county, which, moreover, was strictly in the 
line of his profession as a lawyer, he was never 
a political office holder : but on the other hand 
he uniformly declined repeated tenders of high 
and honorable stations, both state and national. 
In 1857 he was appointed by Governor Newell 
prosecutor of the pleas of Essex comity, and 
for a period of ten years continued to serve 
in that capacity. In the same year as that of 
his appointment as prosecutor, his name was 
brought before the state legislature for the 
position of chancellor: later a Republican con- 
vention nominated him for congress, after he 
had announced that even if nominated he would 
dechne : President Grant re(|uested liim to ac- 
cept a judgeship in the court for settling the 
Alabama claims : President Hayes ofTered him 
the ministry to Russia : President .Arthur ten- 

dered him that to X'ienna^but all these digni- 
ties were declined. In his earlier career he 
was on two occasions proposed for attorney- 
general of Xew Jersey, when that honor was 
one not uninviting from his professional point 
of view, but, owing probably as much to his 
reputation for independence of political influ- 
ences and considerations as to any other cir- 
cumstances, he was not apjiointed. He was 
many times voted ff)r in the legislature as a 
candidate for the l'nited .States .Senate. 

.•\.side from the strict sphere of politics, he 
served in several honorary positions, notably 
as a commissioner to settle the disputed bound- 
ary lines between Xew Jersey and Delaware, 
and as a reviser of the laws of New Jersey in 
conjunction with Chief-Justice Beasley and 
Justice Depue. In the disputed presidential 
election of 1876 he w-as sent by President 
( irant to witness the counting of the ballots 
in Louisiana, an<l was complimented for his 
fairness by opponents. 

"It was largely due to Parker's opinion, 
]>itted agains: that of other eminent lawyers, 
that the state r'[)arian rights were safeguarded 
;ind dedicated to the school fimd at the time 
•.ailroad interests were seeking to gobble the 
l;.arbor frontage without jjayment. He was a 
leading author of the general railroad law. He 
was responsible for bringing into the supreme 
court the question of the constitutionality of 
electing assemblymen by districts, in which the 
court sustained his view, stopped gerrymander- 
ing, and reinstated the system of electing by 
counties. He was senior counsel and manager 
of the cause of the Republican senators who 
were upheld by the supreme court in the 
famous deadlock case, resulting from the "rump 
senate' fight in i8q_|." 

As an orator, Mr. Parker enjoyed a rep;ita- 
tion for force, scholarship, and the particular 
type of eloquence appealing to the intelligence 
of men, which well accords with the dignity 
and strength manifested in his public career, 
his writings, and his well-known individual 
characteristics. In his personality he is remark- 
able for a physical constitution of great vital- 
ity, nurtured throughout life by a vigorous 
but orderly regimen ; possessed of a command- 
nig figure, and even to the end of his life as 
erect as in youth : with a distinction of manners 
and address and a nature of warm sensibilities 
and strong attachments and sympathies. 

Mr. Parker's published writings on topics 
of current or general interest include the fol- 
low ing, among many other papers and ad- 
dresses: "The Moral ( iuilt of the ReI:)ellion," 



"Philip Kearny, Soldier and Patriot," "(Jur 
Triumphs and Our Duties," "New Jersey ; Her 
I'resent and ]''uture," "Abraham Lincoln," 
"The C)pen Bible, or Tolerant Christianity," 
"Alexander Hamilton and William Paterson," 
"The Three Successful Generals of the Army 
of the Potomac: McClellan, Meade and Grant." 
"Justice Joseph P. Bradley," antl "Sir Mat- 
thew Hale: The Lawyer's Best Exemplar." 

He held at one time the honorable position 
of president of the American Bar Association. 
Like his father and grandfather, he was active- 
ly identified \\ ith the I^xitcstant Episcojial 
Church, and was a lay delegate to many dio- 
cesan conventions, which in their deliberations 
were largely guided by his parliamentary 
knowledge. He received the degree of LL. D. 
from Rutgers College and Princeton L'niver- 
sity, both in the same year. 

In December, 1905, a complimentary bani|uet 
aild reception was tendered to him at the Wal- 
dorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City by the 
bench and bar of New Jersey, in testimony of 
the honor and affection in which he was held 
as the oldest, most distinguished, and most 
esteemed member of the legal profession in 
his state, addresses being delivered by eminent 
judges, lawyers, and public men of New Jer- 
sey and other states. L'pon this occasion a 
testimonial signed by many former students 
in his law office, was presented to him. He 
lived in Newark, with a summer residence in 
Perth Amboy, his boyhood home. He married. 
September 15, 1857, Elizabeth Wolcott Stites, 
daughter of Richard Wayne and Elizabeth 
(Cooke) Stites. of Morristown, New Jersey. 

The Rodines of New York. New 
BODlXh. Jersey, and indeed of America, 

have their origin in the family 
of le Boudin or de Baudain, and the antiquity 
of the surname is attested by the French char- 
ters of the twelfth century, the family having 
settled in Cambray, France, originally a dis- 
trict in the Low Countries, as early as 1 126. In 
France the family has borne an honorable ]iart 
in war and peace, and has given to the world 
many noted characters, among them Jean Bodin. 
the famous political thinker and philosophical 
reasoner. and, if Machiavelli be excepted, the 
father of political science. C)thers of the name 
who accjuired distinction were Gas]iard de 
Bodin de lioisrenarce, captain of the Grena- 
diers of Guieiine, Chevalier de st Louis and 
brevet-major of France ; and also Jean Francis 
Bodin, the historian, his son Felix Bodin, the 
author, and Dr. Pierre Joseph Francois Bodin, 

the famous deputy for the Department Loire, 
who voted for the deportation of Louis XVL 

( I ) Jean Bodine, of the Cambray family, is 
said to have removed to Medis, in the province 
of Saintonge, France, where his son was born. 
He was doubtless a Huguenot, and left the 
country of his nativit}' to find an as_\lum in 
other lands, making it is thought a short stay 
in Holland as well as in England before com- 
ing to New York, where he arrived before 
November 3, 1677. He settled on Staten Island 
before 168O, and died there during the latter 
part of 1^194. Of his wife or children nothing 
more is known than that he had a son Jean, 
referred to below. 

( II ) Jean ( 2), son of Jean ( i ) Bodine, was. 
according to a traditiim universal in the family, 
born in France, May 9. 1643, and died in New 
Jersey some time after March, 1736. Witli 
Lis second wife. Esther, her parents and her 
brother, he was naturalized in London, Eng- 
land, March 21, 1682. and for a short period 
he resided at Rye in Sussex, where at least 
two of his children were born. Emigrating to 
the new world, we find him living on Staten 
Island when his father died; but his attention 
being attracted to the undulating fertile land 
of Middlesex county. New Jersey, he pur- 
chased. May 12. 1701. eighty acres of land in 
E'.ast Jersey, opposite Staten Island, at Charles 
Neck. He married (first) January 11, 1680, 
Maria, daughter of Jean Crocheron, one of the 
emigres to Staten Island; (second) Esther, 
daughter of Francois and Jeanne Susanne Bri- 
d(in. Children, five by each wife: Isaac, Jacob. 
Ptter. .Abraham, \'incent, Marianna, John, 
Eleazer, Esther, Francis (referred to below). 

( III ) Francis, son of Jean an<l Esther ( Bri- 
don ) Bo(linc. was born probably in England, 
and dieil some time after March, 1736. Lentil 
1726 he was a resident of Staten Island, in 
which year, being charged w'ith some offence 
against the king, he "came into Court, and. 
rather tlian contend with the King, confessed 
judgment and submitted to a fine." He mar- 
ried Maria, daughter of James and Mary 
(.Mulliner) Dey, of Staten Island, and had 
probably other children than those given. Chil- 
dren : Francis, referred to below; John, and 

(1\') Francis (2), son of Francis (i ) and 
Maria (Dey) liodine, was born on Staten 
Island, from which place he crossed into New 
Jersey and settled at Cranbury, on the border 
of Middlesex county, l>efore 1745. November 
I, 1775. he had some thirty acres of land sur- 
veyed in Tran(|uilit}- swamp, on Wading river. 



Little Egg llarljiir township, LUirlingtini cuun- 
ty. and as late as 1820 this land was in posses- 
sion of his children. He was a farmer by occu- 
pation, an l':])isco])alian by religious convic- 
tion, and the founder of the Hodine families 
of I'hiladi-lphia and southern Xew jersey. The 
name of his first wife is not known. January 
29, 1756, he married (second) Rachel Wilson. 
Chilclren: Joel, born 1742, died May, 1819, 
married Mary Corlies : Francis, born 1744, died 
Septeiuber 27, 1822, married Mary Rose ; John, 
referred to below. 

( \' ) John, sun of I'rancis liodine Jr., was 
born at Cranbury, Middlesex county. New Jer- 
sey, in 1746, and died at Wading river, Little 
Egg Harbor township, Burlington county. New 
Jersey, March 26, 1826. Early in life he re- 
uioved to r.urlington county and became the 
proprietor of the inn at Wading river, which 
he conducted for forty years. He was also a 
prosperous farmer and a considerable land 
holder. During the revolutionary struggle he 
was an ardent |)atriot. serving through the en- 
tire war and rising from private to captain. 
He married (first) about 1773, Mary Round- 
tree: (second), September 16, 1790, Ann Tay- 
lor, who survived him. Children, five by the 
first wife: I. Charles, born 1775, died i8(So: 
married Margaret Wright. 2. John, referred 
tc below, 3. Francis, born 1778, died TJeceni- 
ber 6, 1862: married Elizabeth Throp, and 
^Margaret Amos. 4. Susan, born March 2"]. 
1781, died April 15, 1876; married Barzillai 
\\Viglit. 5. Stacy, born October 21, 1783, died 
June 26, 1867; married Elizabeth Rudd. 6. 
Mary, died August 21, 1859; married John 
Moncrief. 7. Joel, born December 14, 1794, 
died May 22, 1879: married Sarah Gale, and 
Phebe .\. Forman. 8. Sarah, born June 17, 
1797, died A])ril 6, i8fi6 : married Joseph Allen. 
9. Abigail, married Henry Hudson. 10. Budd 
Sterling, Ijorn September, 1801, died October 
20, 1868: married Jane Ann Newell. 11. Jesse. 
Lorn 1804. died February 23. 1879: married 
Grace (Mathis) Coulte. 12. Lucy Ann. mar- 
ried John I'"isher. 13. Wilson, died July 20. 
1856: married Rebecca Barnard. 14. Sanuiel 
Tucker, born July 29, 1810, died .November 26. 
1879; married Isabel Sheppard Nixon, and 
Louise Miiliken. 15. Daniel James, born June 
26. 181 1, died F'ebruar)- 13. 1888: married 
Charlotte Bullen. 

(\'I) John (2), son of Captain John II) 
and Mary (Roundtree) Bodine, was born at 
A\'ading river. Little Egg Ilarlwr townshi]), 
Burliugtou cor;nty. Xew Jersey, Januarv 17, 
1776. and died May 2, 1S48. By occupation 

he was a farmer and teamster, and in politico 
a \\ liig. In religion he was a ^Methodist, and 
received a license to ])reacli. March 28, 1799, 
he married Mary, daughter of John Fort, of 
New Hanover, born January 8, 1780, died No 
vember 8, 1853. ISoth husband and wife are 
buried at Mount cemetery. Mount Holly. Chil- 
dren: I. Eliza, born March 24, 1800, died Au- 
gust 25, 1890; married Benajah Antrani. 2. 
John W'esley, born November 16, 1801, died 
March 28, 1802. 3. Charles, born January 2.(1, 
1803, died January 25, 1878: married Rebecca 
Croshan. 4. ?klargaretta Fort, born March 12. 
1805. died F'ebruary 28. 1852; uiunarried. 5. 
.Andrew Darius, born February 20, 1807. 6. 
J(.hn Fort, born Jinie 3, 1809, died Septem- 
ber 29, 1872; married Alary Ann Imlay. 7. 
Mary Heisler, born September 22, 1812, died 
August 8, 1856; unmarried. 8. Barton Mof- 
fard, born October 20, 181 5. 9. George Wash- 
ington, referred to below. 

(\II) George Washington, son of Rev. 
John (2) and Mary (Fort) Bodine, was born 
in Burlington county, Xew Jersey, February 
17, 1820, and died Octol)er 10, 1853. in I'hila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania. He married (first) 
Ann Fowler, (second) Elizabeth H. Fowler. 
Children: Jesse I'owler, referred to below: 
Susanna Rebecca, born October 2. 1844: John 
Pierson. January 10. 1847: Cieorge Washing- 
ton. Xovember 14, 1853. 

(\ IH) Jesse Fowler, son of George Wash- 
ington and Elizabeth H. (F'owler) Bodine, was 
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Septem- 
ber 14, 1842, and is now living in that city. 
For his early education he went to the public 
school, and then learned the trade of painting 
and paper-hanging, in which he has been en- 
gaged for over fifty years. Starting at first 
in .Salem, New Jersey, where he learned his 
trade, in 18(1)9 he went into business for him- 
self, and after a prosperous and successful 
career of twenty years he removed in 1889 to 
Philadelphia, where he has remained ever 
since. In politics he is a Prohibitionist, and in 
religious conviction a Baptist, having been 
licensed to preach by that deni)mination. and 
having been a deacon for over thirty years. 
.•\t the outbreak of the civil war he enrolled 
in the Twelfth New Jersey Regiment of \'ol- 
unteers. but owing to sickness he was not 
sworn in, but made a member of the home 
guard of Salem, .New Jersey. Later he enlist- 
ed in Company I>. the One Hundred and Nintv- 
second Pennsylvania Regiment, and received 
his honoralile discharge. He has been a mem- 
ber of the ( )dd Fellows, of the Knights of 



Pythias, of the ^American Mechanics and of 
the Sons of Temperance. May i, 1865, he 
married, in Salem, New Jersey, Ehza L., daugh- 
ter of William and Eliza L. Barnast, who was 
born in that town in 1846. Children: I. Will- 
iam liarnast, born November 17, 1866, died 
aged six months. 2. Benjamin Franklin, born 
February 19, 1868; married. May 8, 1889; 
no children. 3. Harry Evans, referred to below. 
4. Charles M., born October 2, 1874; married 
Nettie Pollock; one child, Newton Barnast, 
born June 15, 1902. 5. Albert J., twin with 
Charles M. ; married Eannie Block : children : 
Charles A., Maxwell. Ellen, Jesse Fowler, John 
B. and Benjamin Franklin. 6. Elizabeth Fowler, 
born January 28, 1882. 

( IX ) Harry Evans, son of Jesse Fowler 
and Elizabeth L. (Barnast) Bodine, was born 
in Salem, New Jersey, August 30, 1870, and 
is now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
For his early education he went to the public 
schools of Salem, and when he reached four- 
teen years of age he entered the office of the 
Qui Vivi, a periodical published in Jersey City, 
where he learned the printer's trade. He re- 
mained here for about two years, and then 
returned to Salem, where he finished learning 
his trade in the office of the Salem Suiibcaiii, 
which at that time was edited by Roljcrt Qumn. 
After four years in the latter position Mr. 
Bodine became connected with the N. W. Ayer 
advertising agency in Philadelphia, and in 
1892, with a friend by the name of Reynolds, 
he set up in business for himself, establishing 
the United States Fashion and Sample Book 
Company. Starting in a small way and with a 
very limited capital in offices at 107 South 
Second street, the business increased and pros- 
pered to such an extent that in 1902 it was 
incorporated under the Pennsylvania law under 
the title of The United States Fashion and 
Sample Book Company, with offices at 208 
Chestnut street, Philadelphia, where they have 
a large establishment, of which Mr. Bodine is 
president, ?>. F. Berkheim, vice-president, 
Charles S. Kinsey, secretary, and Harry Kates, 
treasurer. Their business is that of publishers 
of men's fashions, and with offices at 218 and 
220 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, printers, 
binders and lithographers. They have also 
offices and studios at 1269 Broadway, New 
York City, near Thirty-second street, and a 
capital of §200,000. Mr. Bodine has been a 
member of the council of Merchantville, New 
Jersey, for eight years, a director of the First 
National Bank of Merchantville, and a mem- 
ber and official of the Bankinsr and Loan .Asso- 

ciation of Merchantville. He is a member of 
Harmony Lodge, No. 52, F. and A. M., of 
Philadelphia, and of Columbia Chapter, No. 91, 
R. A. M., of Philadelphia, besides being a 
member of Mary Commandery, No. 37, Knights 
lemplar, of Philadelphia, and of the Con- 
sistory. In politics he is a Republican, and in 
religious conviction a Baptist. 

July 23, 1890, Mr. Bodine married Mary 
Emma, daughter of Charles Coles, of Woods- 
town, New Jersey, whose father at one time 
was county clerk and also sheriff of Salem 
county. Children of Harry Evans and Mary 
Emma (Coles) Bodine: Hazel Lippincott, 
born January 2/, 1891 ; Alice McAllister, Oc- 
tober 24, 1893; Helen Elizabeth, November 
27, 1897; Harry Evans Jr., June 15, 1901. All 
of the children have attended the public schools. 
Hazel Lippincott is a graduate of Bucknell Col- 
lege, and -Alice McAllister has been a student 
at the National School of Industrial .Art. 

\\^illiani Charles- 
CHARLESWORTH worth, the founder 
of this family in 
.\merica, died at a very advanced age in 1849. 
He was a wealthy merchant and ship owner of 
England, having an e.xtensive trade with the 
West Indies and the American colonies in the 
days when it was the common practice for the 
great merchants to spend a good part of their 
time sailing from place to place in order to 
give their business as much as possible of their 
• •wn supervision in the actual disposing and 
procuring of their cargoes. This method of 
transacting business not only enriched the 
.\merican colonies and the Ignited States in 
its early days with many of its greatest mer- 
chants, who liberally educated by their ex- 
tended business travels, became enchanted with 
the prospects and opportunities afforded by a 
settlement in the new world, but it also in the 
j)resent instance was the moving cause of Mr. 
Charlesworth's emigration. He came over to 
this country finally shortly after the close of the 
revolution, and made his home in Cumberland 
county, taking out his naturalization papers 
and making himself an .American citizen. He 
purchased large tracts of land in and around 
the region where Alillville is now situated, and 
in the Maurice river found a good harbor and 
landing place for his ships. When the war 
of 1812 broke out this choice of wharfage 
proved unfortunate for Mr. Charlesworth, for 
the British, sending an expedition up the river, 
discovered a number of his vessels which they 
promptly destroyed, thus inflicting upon their 


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owner a good deal of loss and damage. This 
loss, however, was not sufficient to cripple 
him, and he soon recovered from the embar- 
rassment caused by it, and at the time of his 
death left his son, James Madison Charles- 
worth, a goodly inheritance, known for over 
lialf a century as the Charlesworth estate. 

(II) James Aladison, son of William 
Charlesworth, was born in Millville, Cumber- 
land county. Xew Jersey, April 5, 1817, and 
died there November 19, 1907. He married, 
March i. 1844. Elizabeth J. Johnson. Chil- 
dren: Ruth: John E. : Olive; John Francis: 
James Albert, referred to below: Eugene; 
George Parker. 

(III) James Albert, son of James Madison 
and Elizabeth J. (Johnson) Charlesworth, 
was born on his father's farm near Millville, 
Cumberland county. New Jersey, .April 24, 
1853. He spent the early part of his life on his 
father's farm, and then after several changes 
of place went to Bridgeton, Cumberland 
county. New Jersey, and obtained employment 
in the Cumberland Glass Works Manufactur- 
ing Company. Owing to his previous experi- 
ence in this work in Baltimore and Cum- 
berland, Maryland ; Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania : ( ilassboro. New Jersey, and Brook- 
lyn, New York, Mr. Charlesworth found 
his last position both lucrative and pleasant. 
He married, January 31, 1876. Ella Lucretia, 
daughter of John Wesley and Maria Patten 
(Dunlap) Wade; (see Wade in index). Chil- 
dren : Irving Eugene, referred to below ; 
Grace Elnora ; Dora Ruth ; Raymond Wade ; 
Ruella: Elizabeth: John Wade; Leslie Robert. 

(I\') Irving Eugene, son of James Albert 
and Ella Lucretia (Wade) Charlesworth, was 
born in Baltimore. Maryland. October 29, 
1876, and is now living in Bridgeton, Cumber- 
land county. New Jersey. For his early educa- 
tion he was sent to the W'est Jersey Academy 
at Bridgeton, graduating from that institution 
in 1900. Two years later he took up the study 
of medicine and received his M. D. degree 
from the Medico-Chirurgical College of Phila- 
delphia in 1906. Dr. Charlesworth at once be- 
gan the general practice of his profession in 
Bridgeton, and has been engaged in that ever 
since, rising to a foremost position among the 
members of his profession in the county. He is 
county physician for Cumberland county, and 
also the county's medico-legal adviser, as well 
as a member of the staff of the Bridgeton Hos- 
pital, being es])ccially interested in surgery. He 
i'- a member of the New Jersey State Medical 
Societv, the Cuml>erland Countv Medical .Soci- 

ety, the Tri-county Medical Society, anil the 
.American Medical .Association. He is an inde- 
pendent Republican in jjolitics. and a member 
of the I'rcsbyterian Church of l'>ridgeton. He is 
also a member of the Bridgeton .Athletic Asso- 
ciation, an Odd P'ellow, and a member of the 
legislative committee of tlie Cumberland 
Coiuity Medical Society. While he was at the 
medical college in Philadelphia he was the 
president of his class, vice-jiresident of the 
College Y. M. C. A., and a member of the Phi 
Rho Sigma fraternity. He married, June 26, 
looi. Elizabeth Williams, daughter of .Albert 
-S. and Sarah (Woodruff) Lambert, and grand- 
daughter of Judge Woodruff'. Children : Lang- 
don Lambert, born May 17, 1902 ; Rena Moore, 
born May 14, 1904 ; Horace Hamilton, born 
September zy, 1906; Irving Eugene (2), born 
January i, 1909. 

Robert Williams, the first of 
WILLI.AMS the line here under consid- 
eration of whom we have 
definite information, was a resident of New- 
ark, New Jersey. He married Sarah E. Cut- 
ler, of Morristown, New Jersey. Children: 
.Aaron, Charles, George, Henry R.. see for- 
ward, and Mary. 

(II) Henry R.. son of Robert and Sarah E. 
(Cutler) Williams, was born in Newark, New 
Jersey, October 3, 1843, died there June 22, 
1901. He was a jeweler by trade, which line 
of work he followed throughout his active 
career. He was a member of the Sixth Pres- 
byterian Church of Newark, of which he was 
for many years an elder and superintendent 
of the Sunday school. He married Lucy Jane 
Taylor, born June 2, 1845, died January 26, 
1901. Children: i. J, Harry. 2. Irving Wil- 
bur, see forward. 3. Elwood Murray, mar- 
ried Stella E. Gorgas and has two children : 
Evelyn and Stella ; they resided in Philadel- 
phia. 4. Howard C, married Edith M. Zim- 
mermann ; children : Dorothy, born September 
23, 1903, and Lucy. October 15. 1907. S- 
Sarah Lucy, married .Artlnir M. Clark, of 

(III) Irving Wilbur, second son of Henry 
R.. and Lucy Jane (Taylor) Williams, was 
born in Newark, New Jersey, December 27, 
1868, He was educated in the public and high 
schools of Newark. He entered the employ 
of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Com- 
pany as clerk Scjitember 24. 1883. and has 
steadily risen to his ])resent jiosition of man- 
ager of the premium accoimt clepartment. He 
attends the First Presbvterian Church of 



Madison, and is a Republican in jjolitics. He 
i= a past master of Lodge No. 93, Free and 
Accepted Ma.'-ons, of Madison, and is a mem- 
ber of Madison Chapter. Royal Arcanum, and 
of Granite Lodge, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, of Newark. He is a member of the 
Clinton Hill Building and Loan Association 
of Newark, and of the Madison Building and 
Loan Asociation of Madison. He is a member 
of the Aladison Golf Club, Madison Athletic 
Association and of the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association. He married. June 23, 1892, 
Nellie Eliza, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, 
June 17, 1 87 1, daughter of Henry Ellis and 
Ella Elizabeth (Carter) Ogden (see Ogden). 
Children: Miriam, born September 5, 1894: 
Ogden, January 2, i8()S; Irving Wilbur Jr., 
March 28, 1900. 

Among that splendid band of 
ELLIOTT Scotch-Irish emigrants who 
were driven over to this coun- 
try by the landlord and the famine, in the early 
I)art of the nineteenth century, there is per- 
haps no better or nobler e.xample than the 
Flliott family at present under consideration. 
The founder of the family, the grandfather of 
it;, present representative, came to .America, 
about 1820 or 1830, and set U]) in business in 
Philadelphia, wliere he ran a foundry in con- 
nection with a second one which he established 
in Easton. Pennsylvania. By his wife, who 
was a Sigmond. a descendant of one of the 
old Pennsylvania Dutch families, whom he 
brought with him, he had among other chil- 
dren, a son .Alexander, referred to below. 

( I ) Alexander Elliott, born in Ireland, 
came to this country with his parents wlien he 
was nine years old. After receiving a common 
school education in Philadelphia he succeeded 
to his father's iron foundries, and extended 
the business over into northern New Jersey. 
He married Louisa Wallace, born in Easton, 
Pennsylvania, and now living in Jersey City, 
where her husband died. .Among their chil- 
dren was Leonard, referred to laelow. 

( II ) Leonard, son of Ale.xander and Louisa 
(Wallace) Elliott, was born in Dover, New 
Jersey, October 2, 1861. and is now living 
in that town. For his early education he was 
sent to the public schools of Dover, and he 
worked for a time about the mines which his 
father owned and worked. Here he learned 
how, and after awhile procured employment in 
setting up and installing mining machinery. 
In 1881 he went to Tucson, Arizona, where he 

was employed as a superintendent of a copper 
mine. Returning to Dover shortly afterward. 
l;e went to Passaic, New Jersey, and engaged 
once more in his old business of installing 
mining machinery. Procuring a position as 
traveling salesman for the A. A. Griffing Iron 
Company of Jersey City, he remained with 
tliem for nineteen years from 1886 to 1905. 
Previous to this, from 1883 to July 15. 1885. 
he was at Atlantic City and Midvale. In Octo- 
ber, 1905, he became a partner in the R. C. 
15artley Company, where he remained for the 
next two and one-half years, manufacturing 
and installing steam heating plants. May i, 
1908, he sold out his interest in this firm, and 
since then has been doing business for himself 
in Dover ; not only installing, but selling and 
contracting for both steam and hot water 
heaters. ^Ir. Elliott has made a most pros- 
])crous and successful business career, and his 
reputation for good work has become so well 
known that he is always in demand, and he 
has installed heating plants in many large pub- 
lic buildings and private residences. Among 
these should be mentioned the East Side public 
school of Dover, the residence of Mr. E. L. 
Dickerson, the Livingston Bank of Dover, and 
the Dover Alliance office. With his pleasing 
personality and great ability, Mr. Elliott has 
won for himself the confidence and trust of 
every one in the community, and although 
he is a Democrat, and the town was carried 
fi>r President Taft by six hundred votes, Mr. 
Elliott in the fall of 1908 was elected to the 
Dover council, being the only Democrat to 
hold position in the town, by a majority of 
seventy-eight. He has always been active in 
the Democratic interests of his locality, and 
for quite awhile was chairman of the district 
committee, which appointed him a member of 
the Democratic county committee. In the 
Dover city council he has taken an active and 
a prominent i)Osition. being chairman of the 
fire and lamps committee, the finance commit- 
tee, and the license committee. 

The old Munson homestead in wdiich he and 
his wife reside, is one of the finest in the town, 
situated on the south side of Munson Hill, 
and built on the property which has come 
down to his wife from her great-grandfather 
Mahlon Ogden Munson. Mr. Elliott has for 
manv vears been a communicant and vestry- 
man of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church 
in Dover. He is a member of the Masonic 
order, the Elks, and the Royal .Arcanum. Jan- 
uary 5, 1892, Mr. Elliott married Stella 



Eugenia, youngest child of Maiilon Ogden 
and I'hcbe Ann (Cole) Munson ; (see Mun- 
son). Children: Marjoric F^ ; Leonard M. 

The Monson or Munson fani- 
Ml'XSOX ily of England have a recog- 
nized history in the English 
peerage, extending over five centuries, and 
according to Burke, John Monson "living in 
1378 and denominated of F^ast or Market- 
Rasen, County Lincoln" a contein|)orary of 
Richard II, Chaucer and W'ickliffe, was the 
lineal ancestor of the English titled line, and 
it is believed also of the founder of the family 
in this country. 

(I) I'homas Munson. the founder of the 
American family, was .born about 1612, and 
died May 7, 1685. The first record of him 
is in 1637 as a resident of Hartford. Connecti- 
cut, twenty-five years old, when he performed 
service in the Pequot war. Flis house lot com- 
prising tw'o and a half acres was on the east side 
of the present High street, beside the head of 
Walnut. This lot he sold to Nathaniel Kellogg 
about 1640. and in F'ebruary that year he had 
quit the Hartford plantation and cast in his 
lot with the Ouinnipiac, and his name is sixth 
in the list of forty-eight signatures to the 
F'undamental Agreement. Here he became 
one of the most prominent men in the colony 
both in civic offices and in military services, as 
well as in the provincial assemblies. By pro- 
fession he was a carpenter, and his house in 
New Haven was what is now Temple street. 
between Wall and Grove. As an officer in 
King Philip's war an<l as a commissary in 
treating with the Indians. Thomas Munson 
is said to have outranked his associates. His 
wife Johanna was born about 1610, and fli-'d 
December 13, 1678. Children: F^lizabeth. 
married. October, 1664 (first) Timothy, son of 
Lieutenant Thomas Cooper, of Si)ringfielil ; 
(second) Richard Higinbotham : Samuel, re- 
ferred to below; Hannah, baptized June 11, 
1648, diet! November 30, i(>()S- married Joseph. 
son of William Tuttle. 

(II) Samuel, son of Thomas and Johanna 
(Munson), baptized in the First Church of 
New Haven, .August 7. 1643, -''"'l '''^'1 '" ^^^^' 
same place between January 10 and March 2, 
1693. I^^ ^^'^s a shoemaker and tanner, and 
a Congregationalist. and resided at Xew 
Haven and Wallingford. In 1^)67 he was 
made a freeman, and the following year given 
a seat in the meetinghouse. In 1670 the town 
granted him a new plantation, and he removed 
to the then newly settled village of Walling- 

ford, where he remained for sometime, where 
meetings for worshij) were held alternately 
in his house and in that of Lieutenant Merri- 
man, which adjoined his cnvn. In 1673 he 
was chosen selectman, and about a month later, 
dnmimer. When King Philip's war liroke out 
he became an ensign in the Wallingford train 
band. He was also the colony's agent at the 
general court in Hartford. .April 12, 1679, 
he was chosen to serve as the first school- 
master of the town, and from that time until 
bis death he filled a.continual line of important, 
civic, religious and military positions. 

October 2(). i()(>5. he married Martha, 
daughter of William and .Alice (Pritchard) 
I'-radley. Children: i. Martha, born May 6, 
1677, '^'^'^ April 24, 1728; married Thomas 
I'lcock. 2. Samuel, referred to below. 3. 
James, born March 12, 1670, died September 
28. 1746; married Mary Wilcox. 4. John, 
born January 28. 1672. died 1752; married 
Sarah Cooper. 5. Theophilus, born September 
1. 1675. died November 28. 1747; married 
Esther Mix. 6. Joseph, born November 6, 
1677, (lied October 30, 1725; married Mar- 
gery Hitchcock. 7. Stephen, born December 
T, 1679, died 1768: married (first) Lydia Bas- 
sett, ( second ) Widow Hollingsworth. 8. 
Caleb, born November 19, 1682, died August 
■23. 1765; married (first) Elizabeth Hermon, 
(second) Hannah Porter. 9. Joshua, born 
F^ebruary 7, 1684, died December 9, 171 1; 
married Catherine Street. 10. Israel, iDorn 
March 6. 1686. died about June 18, 1697. 

(HI) Samuel (2). son of Samuel (O and 
.Martha ( Bradley) Munson, was born in Wal- 
lingford. l-'ebruary 28, if)C)8, and died there 
November 23, 1741. He lived at Wallingford 
all his life, where he was one of the most 
prominent men of the town, being for many 
vears treasurer, auditor, lister and town clerk. 
i)esi(les holding many other offices of civic and 
ecclesiastical importance. He married (first) 

Martha . who died January 7, 1707. 

(second) March 10, 1708, Mary, daughter of 
Deacon Eliasaph Preston, born April 25. 1674, 
died November 28, 1755. and widow of Keeler 
Merriman. Children: (Eight by first mar- 
riage): I. Solomon, referred to below. 2. 
.Samuel, born .August 25. 1691, died aljout 1710. 
3. Mario, born F'ebruary 15. 1603, died July i, 
1739: married John Hitchcock Jr. 4. \\'illiam, 
born October 13. iC)95. died July 21, 1773; 
married Phebe Merriman. 6. F2unice, born 
Se])tember 13. 1700, died November 29, 
1793: married Stephen Hart. 7. Obedience, 
liorn October 13, 1702. 8. Catharine, born 



June 3, 1704. y. Taniar, born December 3, 
1707: married James Hotchkiss. 10. Lemuel, 
born February 5, 1709. 11. Merriman, born 
November 30, 1710, died September 9, 1782; 
married (first) Esther Jolinson ; (second) 
Widow Thankful Peck. 12. Mamre, born 
December 16, 1712; married Joseph Ives. 13. 
Lent, liorn November i(), 1714, died November 
19, 1771 ; married Mary Cooly. 

( I\ ) Solomon, eldest child of Samuel ( 2 ) 
and Martha Munson, was born at Welling- 
lord, February 18, 1689, a«id died at Morris- 
town. Xcw Jersey, his will being proved April 

13, 1773. Seven months after his marriage 
he received from his father as a tribute of 
"parental love and respect" six acres on the 
west side of Misery road, and forty acres on 
the east side. About 1740 Solomon removed 
to Morristown, New Jersey, and his name 
ap])ears with that of his wife on the list of 
church members under date August 13, 1742. 
July 3, 1754. he became a ruling member 
of the Hanover Church, and he last met 
with the session May 27, 1765. June 
28. 1714, he married Mary Moss, of \\'al- 
lingford, liurn July, i''>94, and after her 

death, Tarnia , who died at Morristown, 

January 17, 1779, aged seventy-seven years. 
Children, ])robably all by his first wife: I. 
Martha, born September 14, 1713; married 
Uzal Barker, of Branford, Connecticut. 2. 
Samuel, September 15, 1717; married (first) 
Elizabeth Potter, (second) Mary Allen, 
(third) Widow Sarah Pruden. 3. Eliasaph, 
born November 17, 17 19, died February I, 
1743. 4. Moses, married and lived at Morris- 
town. 3. Solomon Jr., born 1724, died Febru- 
ary 8, 1803, referred to below. 6. Waitstill. 
born 1730, died February 26, 1777: married 
Mary \\^ade. 7. Stephen, born 1733, died No- 
vember 8, 1803; married (first) Letitia Lud- 

1am, (second) Kezia . 8. Caleb, born 

1733, died February 23, 181 3: married Sus- 
anna Ltidlam. 

( \' I Solomcn (2). fifth child and third son 
of .Solomon ( I I and Mary (Moss) Munson, 
was born in Hanover county, in 1724 or 1723, 
and died in Morristown, New Jersey, Febru- 
ary 8, 1803. He and his first wife, on May 

14, 1733, were recorded as "halfway members 
of the First Presbyterian Church." "All of his 
five children," says S. M. Munson, of San 
Francisco, his great-grandson, "served their 
country during the revolutionary war." Of the 
claims of three of these we have record evi- 
dence. The register of the First Church, Mor- 
ristown, entitles Solomon, captain. October 

if>, 1730, Solomon Munson married Mary, 
died 1820, aged ninety-eight years, daughter of 
P.enjamin Pierson. Children : Martha, bap- 
tized May 14, 1733: Abraham, born May 5, 
1734, died November 17, 1797, married Abi- 
gail Allen; Sarah, baptized May 3, 1754; Uzal, 
born Decembei 11, 1754, died March 26, 1826, 
u'arried Mary Eddy; Joshua, born November 
22. 1737, died November 15, 1826, married 
Ruth Wood; b'zekiel, referred to below; 
Josiah, baptized November 21, 1765, married 
(first) Rachel HoUoway, (second) Ruth 
Hathaway, (third) Miriam Young; Gabriel, 
baptized May 24, 1767. 

(\'II) Ezekiel, sixth child and fourth son 
of Solomon (2) and Martha (Pierson) Mun- 
son, was born in Morristown, New Jersey. 
March 27, 1762, and died September 2, 1828. 
He was an iron worker, and a Presbyterian, 
and lived at M(.)rristown and in Dover, New 
Jersey. In the revolutionary records his name 
appears on the muster n_>ll of the Eastern 
Battalion as private, and the history of Mor- 
ris County says he worked for several years in 
the old forge of John Jackson, and afterwards 
purchased a farm near Benjamin Lanipson"s 
which is now occupied by his grandson, Mali- 
Ion (3. Munsiin. January 31, 1788, he mar- 
ried Rhoda, born in Morris Plains, New Jer- 
sey, October 22, 1766, died November 16. 
1827, daughter of Thomas Stiles of Morris- 
town. Children : Thomas Stiles, born No- 
vember 29, 1788, died October 7, 1794; Mary, 
born January 13, 1 79 1, died August 30, 1862, 
married Charles Hurd ; Louis, born April 7. 
1794, died October 31, 1794; Elizabeth, born 
February 14, 1796, died March 12, 1846, mar- 
ried Ira Pruden; Mahlon, referred to below. 

(\'1I) Mahion, youngest child of Ezekiel 
and Rhoda (Stiles) Munson, was born De- 
cember ic;, 1798, and died January 27, 1881. 
He was a distiller, a farmer, a Democrat, and 
a member of St. John's Protestant Episcopal 
Church in Do\er, where he lived all his life. 
He was born in one of the iron works houses 
along the canal, his father being then engaged 
in the \\'orks. When a boy he labored at 
heading nails in the old New York factory. 
Later, he engaged with Jacob Losey in carting 
iron from the works to Elizabethport. whence 
it was shipped by water to various parts of the 
country. Later his father purchased a farm on 
which his son lived, while the son took one 
in the adjoining neighborhood. His lifelong 
residence in Dover acc|uainted Mr. ^Tunson 
with the historv of that section, and his recol- 
lections of old-time events were of a vevv 



ciitcrtaiiiing cliaracter. lie icincnibfrinl wlifii 
there was no more tlian half a dozen houses in 
th.e place, ami his father plowed the ground for 
Mr. Losey, where the business part of Dover 
is now located. We may add that it was his 
liberality in donating lots, which was iiisirn- 
niental in covering Munson's Hill with build- 
ings. In politics he was a lifelong Democrat, 
and being a man of prominence could have 
commanded almost any position m that poitiin 
of the country, but he refused prominent offi- 
cial positions which were oiYered to him. His 
sterling character and kindness won for In'm 
the high esteem of all the old residents of -he 
vicinity and of all these who came tcj know 
liiin later in life. The poor always found in 
him a liberal friend. He was a firm supporter 
of the cause of religion, and gave of his means 
to churches of all denominations. He was one 
of the first members of St. John's Church in 
Dover, and for a number of years before his 
death he held the position of warden. June 8, 
1822, ]\Iahlon Munson married Eunice Par 
sons, of Millbrook, New Jersey, where she was 
born, 1796. .She died November 29, 1871. 
Children, all born in Dover : Harriet, born 
June 17, 1824, married Edwin Tuttle ; Robert 
P., born April 17, died November 17, 182''); 
Mahlon Ogden, referred to below; Charles 
Hurd, born November 17, 1830, married Mar- 
garet Shaw; Rhoda E., born March 11. 183.',, 
died October 3, 1869, married Charles M. 
Tunis; Sarah Emmeline. born April 13. 1835, 
married Martin \'. B. Searing of Newark ; 
Mary Esther, born August 8, 1837, died I'eb- 
ruary 23, 1858, married Nelson Young; Rob- 
ert Henry, born June 3, 1840. died October 2, 
1867, married So])hia Bryant. 

f Vni ) Mahlon Ogden, third child and sec- 
end son of Mahlon and Eunice (Parsons) 
Munson, was born in Dover, New Jersey. 
August 18, 1828. He is a merchant, a farmer. 
a Methodist, and a Democrat, and lives ?f 
Dover. By his father's will he received th." 
homestead farm and the land adjoining which 
lie on the northeast side of Chrystal street, in 
Dover, that were not otherwise disposed ct, 
besides being given the lot on which "Sover- 
eigns' store" stands. For eight years he was 
clerk for Randolph township. The ancestral 
homestead in which he lives is a beautiful 
place in the city limits. October 18, 185J, 
Mahlon Ogden Munson married Phebe .Ann. 
born in Dover, February 19, 1823. daughter 
of Thomas and Mary Coe. Children, all bom 
in Dover : Thomas Sidney, born December 
31, 1855, deputy sheriff, keeper of Morristown 

jail, l)ein<icrat. I'mtestant l'4)isco|)al, lives in 
.Morristown; Mary Esther, born May 15, i8(h), 
I'rotestant E|)isco])al, lives in Dover; Stella 
Eugenia, referred to below. 

( INj Stella Eugenia, youngest child of 
.Mahlon Ogden and Phebe Ann (Coe) Mun 
son, was born in Dover, New Jersey, Octobc:r 
24. 1864, anrl married, January 5, 1892, Leon- 
ard, son of Alexander Elliott, then of Jeisey 
City, now of Dover; (see Elliott). 

Of the numerous families In 
JONE.S the name of Jones that have 
made South Jersey their ho::ie, 
there is perhaps none more w-orthy of mention 
p.mong the lepresentative families than tlie 
cue from which has sprung John .\quila Jones 
of Mount Holly. Not only is the fairiily 
linked by intermarriage with all that is worthy 
and best in the history of the state, but the 
family themselves have nobly carried on tlie 
traditions and reputations which they had iii- 
herited, and have added much to the glorv not 
cnly of their name but also of the community 
in which they dwell. 

{!) Aquila Jones, the founder of the .\'ew 
Jersey branch of the family, came into Evans 
township, Burlington county, in the early jjart 
of the nineteenth century. His family was one 
of long establishment in Delaware, where they 
had made for themselves, a name for integrity 
and worth extending over many generatiens. 
He married Elizabeth Cole, of Burlington 
county, the descendants of one of the oldest 
of the English colonists on the Delaware. 
whose name has for nearly three hundred 
\ears been honorably linked with the history 
of South Jersey. .Among the children of this 
marriage was Joseph Aquila, referred to 

( H ) Joseph Aquila. son of .\quila and \LViz- 
abeth (Cole) Jones, was born in Evans town- 
ship, Burlington county. New Jersey, .August 
25- 1837. He was a farmer, and married 
Sarah, born Novemlier 7, 1840. died May 9, 
1883. daughter of William and Elizabeth Cow- 
perthwaite. of Medford, a descendant of 
the celebrated Hugh Covvperthwaite, who 
settled in New Jersey from Flushing, Eong 
Island, betw^een 1680 and 1690. and whose 
descendants have been among the most 
prominent in the early history of New 
Jersey and Philadel])hia. Children of Joseph 
.Aciuila and Sarah (Cowperthwaite) Jones: 
Elizabeth, born March 27. 1865. died Decem- 
ber 14, 1867; Martha, born March 18. 1866, 
'died October 24, 1897; -^'ary B., born Octo- 



ber 7. iJ^/O, married Charles Waltmi ; William 
Cowperthwaite, born October 17, 1875, now 
in the coal business at llurlington, and is a 
Mason ; Daniel lUidd, born (.)ctober 15, 187O, 
living on the old homestead at Vincentown, 
and also a Mason; Joseph \V., born August 15, 
1S82, engaged in farming and produce busi- 
ness with his brother John Aquila, and a mem- 
ber of the Elks of Mount Holly: and John 
Aquila, referred to below. 

(Ill) John Aquila, third child and eldest 
son of Joseph Aquila and Sarah (Cowperth- 
waite) Jones, was born in Mount Laurel, New 
Jersey, June 23, 1867, and is now living at 
Mount Holly, New Jersey. I'^or his early 
schooling he was sent to the public schools, and. 
then to Philadelphia, where he completed his 
education. He then engaged in farming in 
Turlington county, where to-day he and his 
brother, Joseph W. are operating seven hun- 
dred acres of land, two huntlred acres of which 
they are employing in the special cultivation of 
potatoes. They have purchased the old Bisben 
farm, and are among the largest of the pro- 
duce dealers and farmers in that part of the 
state, supplying not only the Philadelphia 
market but also many other large firms in var- 
ious parts of the country. Mr. Jones is a 
member of the Society of Friends, and also 
of the Order of Elks of Ivlount Holly. Feb- 
ruary 10. 1892, Mr. Jones married Anna D., 
daughter of Charles and Mary Andrews. Her 
family is one of the oldest in Burlington 
county, and also has for generations been one 
of the most prominent. Their children are : 
Mary, born February 3, 1 805 ; Charles, Janu- 
ary 23, 1898; and Martha, November 16, 
1899. '" 

The history of the famil)' 
CUM M IXC, treated here has been for 

many generations prom- 
ii'ently identified with the history of the Scot- 
tish home. From 1777 to 1826 \\'illiam Cum- 
ming, father and son, were almost continuously 
either baillies or treasurers of the historic old 
town of Kilmarnock, Scotland, while Robert, 
the son of William Cumming Jr., held one of 
the same offices from i83() to 184(1, and in 
1847 was made the ])rovost of the town. This 
Robert was the father of the founder of the 
family in this country, and by his wife, Helen, 
cousin to Sir Peter Halkett, baronet, had 
seven children, one of whom was Robert, see 

(I) Robert Cumming. born in Kilmarnock, 
Scotland, July 21, t8_|2, died in Newark, New- 

Jersey, May 25, 1908, and his remains are 
interred in Mount Pleasant cemetery. After 
receiving his early education in the Kilmar- 
nock Acaden^.y, he went to London at about 
the age of eighteen and became a clerk in the 
branch office there of the Royal Bank of Scot- 
land. When he had become prolicient and 
proved his w^orth, he was sent to the Glasgow 
(^iffice of the same bank, and later returned 
luime and became the manager of the Kilmar- 
nock branch, and was one of the founders of 
the penny savings banks there. He was en- 
gaged in the banking business up to the time 
he came to this country. Some time after 
assuming the managership of the Kilmarnock 
branch he was offered a position with the 
Clark Thread Company. In 1880 he emigrated 
to the United States, and settling in Newark, 
New Jersey, became one of their chief men 
and eventually one of the partners, taking an 
active part in the management of the business. 
About 1893 he retired from active business, 
although he did not relinquish work altogether, 
and continued to act as director in the x^meri- 
can Wood Fire Proofing Company, the Ameri- 
can Creosoting Company, and the Marshall 
Linen Thread Com])any of K^earney, New 
Jerse}'. He was also very actively interested 
in the old Newark, Harrison and Kearney 
Horse Car Company. Mr. Cumming was a 
member and a deacon in the North Reformed 
C hurch in Newark, and a member of the Essex 
Club and the . Lawyers' Club of New York. 
He never took out naturalization papers in the 
I'nited States, believing that his oath of alle- 
giance to the Queen (he having been a volun- 
teer before coming to this country) prevented 
his swearing to a new allegiance. Robert Cum- 
ming married, August 4, 1870, in Paisley, 
.\\rshire, Scotland, Elizabeth, daughter of 
James and Elizabeth (Clark) Millar. Her 
mother was the sister of George A. Clark, 
wdio was later the senior partner in the Clark 
Thread Comjiany. Children: i. Robert Will- 
iam, referred to below. 2. Elizabeth Clark 
Millar, born June 21, 1873: married Thomas 
Greenlees Jr., and is now living in Paisley, 
Scotland : children : Thomas, Robert Cumming 
and Elizabeth Aiken Greenlees. 3. James Mil- 
lar, referred to below. 4. John Clark, born 
Ajiril 5. 1878; married Isabelle Miller: child, 
Gertrude : they are now living in Stockdale, 

( H ) Robert William, eldest child of Robert 
and Elizabeth (Aiken) (Millar) Cumming, 
was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, 
May I, 1 87 1, and is now living in Newark. 






New Jersey. Beinc; hroiiglit over to this coun- 
try by his father wlicii he was about nine years 
of age, he entered Stevens Institute of lecli- 
iiology at Hoboken, New Jersey, and gradu- 
ated from that institution in 1892. He is a 
Republican in ])olitics. and one of the charter 
n)einl)ers oi the i''.s>cx Trunp. in which he 
held membership for eight years. He is a 
meml)er of the Essex Club, Morris County 
C.olf e'lub. .\tlantic Yacht Club. Automobile 
Clul) and the Royal Clyde Yacht Club of Scot- 
land, lie and his family attend the North 
Reformed Church of Newark. He married 
in Newark. New Jersey, .\pril 12, 1S93, ^^^Y 
Cartv.-right. born in Newark. September 20, 
1871, youngest child of I'eter Hood and Isa- 
bella ( Einen ) Ballantine. of Newark. Chil- 
ilren : I. Isabella Einen, born May 30, 1896. 
2. Mary Cartwright. January 8, 1898. 3. Eliz- 
abeth Aiken, twin with Mary Cartwright. 4. 
llelen llalkeit, April 11. 1901. 5. Robert 
William Jr., May 21, 1905. 

(II) James Millar, third child and second 
son of Robert and Elizabeth Aiken (Millar) 
Cumming, was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, 
Scotland. March 28. 1876. He was about five 
years old when his father brought him to this 
country, and his education was accjuired in the 
Newark Academy, from which institution he 
graduated in 1894. He is a Republican in his 
political belief. He holds membership in the 
Essex Troop, and when the Spanish-American 
war broke out in 1898 he volunteered to go 
with his troop, but was not engaged in active 
service. He is a member of the Essex Club 
and the Essex County Country Club. He and 
his wife are communicants of St. James 
Protestant Episcopal Church in Newark. He 
married in Trinity Protestant Episcopal 
Church in Hoboken, New Jersey, June 4, 
1898, Julia Stevens, born in Hoboken, New 
Jersey, March. 1877, third child and second 
daughter of Edward I^arke Custis and Mary 
Picton ( Stevens-Carnett) Lewis. Children: 
I. Robert, born in Newark, July 5, 1900. 2. 
Edward Parke Custis Eewis, born in .Newark, 
June 29, 1905. 

An ancient authority on the 
PARKE origin and derivation of nur 

English f)atronymics (1594) 
says: "If a man had three sonnes, the one 
dwelling at the Townsend. the other at ye 
Woods, and the thyrde at the Parke, they all 
took their surnames from theire dwellings 
and left their anncient surnames: which 
errour hath overthrowen and brought into 

oblyvion man\e annciente houses in this realm 
of l^ngland." The "'Patronymica ISritan- 
nica," I ondon. i8f)0, gives us the several 
sources frc)m which the Park and Parke sur- 
names are derived: "Park, from a residence 
near a i)ark. .At-Park and A-Parke." "Parke, 
may be a derivative of I'eter, and intermediate 
between that and I'erkins; or. local, either 
from one of the places Pare in Normandy, 
situated respectively near Diepjie and Hernay, 
or from a residence near soiue English park, 
like De la Parke of the H. R.," etc. 

I'he Parke family of the branch under con- 
sideration here, comes of the English family 
of the same name, and doubtless had its origin 
in the source mentioned in the preceding para- 
grajih. The earliest known ancestor of this 
particular family was a native of Philadel- 
phia, hence was at least one generation re- 
moved from his ancestor, and there is room 
for the belief that still earlier generations 
of the family dwelt in this country, although 
no record of them can be found in any of the 
genealogical references now extant. 

(I) Edwin Parke, with whom this narrative 
begins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
in 1807, and spent the earlier years of his life 
in that city, attending the [niblic schools : but 
when still a boy he removed thence to Paterson 
and there learned the trade of loom building, 
which he followed as an occupation so long as 
he lived. He died in 1872, being then sixty- 
five years old, and having been an industrious 
and reasonably successful mechanic. At one 
time he held the office of alderman, and it is 
known that he was a man of gO(jd understand- 
ing and a faithful ]3ublic servant. He married 
Anna, daughter of .\bram Serven. She bore 
him four children, of whom two, Howard B., 
of Boston. Massachusetts, and Dr. Henry 
Parke of Paterson. are now living. 

(II) Dr. Henry Parke, son of Edwin and 
.Anna Parke, was born in Monsey, New "^'ork, 
Jidy 9. 1852, and ac(|uired his early education 
in |)ublic schools in Paterson. He was edu- 
cated for the profession of medicine at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons. New 
York City, now the medical department of 
Columl)ia Cniversity, and was graduated from 
that institution with the degree of M. I), in 
1882. He at once began active general prac- 
tice in I'aterson, and soon came to be recog- 
nized as one of the leading yoimg men of his 
])rofession in that city; and in later years Dr. 
Parke has lost nothing of his early prestige 
and now enjoys a large and successful practice. 
In connection with professional employments. 



ht has served in various capacities, and at one 
time was a member of the medical staff of St. 
Joseph's Hospital, I'aterson. He is a mem- 
ber of the Passaic County Medical Society and 
also of Ivanhoe Lodge, F. and A. M. Dr. 
Parke never married. 

Jacob Osborn, the first mem- 

OSIKJRX bcr of this family of whoin we 
have definite information, was 
born in 1715, and died February i, 1808. His 
sister Amy married Jacob Beers ; his sisterBet- 
sey married David Dayton : another sister mar- 
ried Daniel (iray. He marrie_d, about 1779, 
Elizalieth Douglas, born October 11, 1763. died 
January 25, 1831. Children: i. Samuel, born 
A])ril 5, 1780; died November i, 1831 ; mar- 
ried December 20, 1804, Maria Sheppard. 2. 
Jacob, referred to below. 3. Lewis, born 
August 14, 1783, died August 6, 1812; un- 

( n ) Jacob (2), son of Jacob (i) and Flliz- 
abeth (Doxiglas) Osborn, was born in Han- 
over, Alorris county. New Jersey, April 25, 
1781, and died in Newark, New Jersey, May 7, 
1870. He married Patience Andruss, born 
December 31, 1784, died March 26, 1867. 
Children: i. Harvey H., born April 6, 1808; 
married Mary A. Case. 2. Sarepta T., born 
March 31, 1812; married Thomas C. Mande- 
ville. 3. Nancy K., born in April, 1814: mar- 
ried Jacob Jacobus. 4. Charles S., married 
Mary A. Hammond. 5. Sarah A., married 
Samuel Pool. 6. William S., referred to 
below. 7. Jacob, died young. 8. Abigail E., 
unmarried. 9. George, born July 8, 1828, died 
December 22, 1905 ; married Mary A. Merrill. 
Also three children who died in infancy. 

(HI) William S., son of Jacob (2) and 
Patience (Andruss) Osborn, was bom Sep- 
tember 19, 1820, and died in 1897. He mar- 
ried (first) Mary A., born May 25, 1819, died 
in 1868, daughter of Amaziah and Dorcas 
Dinger. Her father was born July 18, 1791, 
and died February 25. i860; her mother was 
born October 16, 1796, and died September 17, 
185 1. He married (second) Carrie Hathaway. 
Children, all by first marriage : Harriet E., 
born April 15, 1841, married Richard Horn; 
William S. (2). referred to below ; Mary, born 
May 28, 1846, married William Griffith; 
Jacob, born February 6, 1848, married Mary 
(Condit) Burns; Emma, born April 7, 1850, 
died January 31, 1857; Catharine M.. born 
August 2^, 1854, died October ^, 1895. 

('IV) William S. (2), son of William S. 
(i) and Mary ( Dinger j Osborne, was born 

January 10, 1844, and died September 17, 
1907. Ide married Elthea Frazee, born 1847, 
died in 1883. Children: Harry V., referred 
to below; Frederica, born and died in 1874; 
Gertrude, born August 5, 1876, died Septem- 
ber 16, 1899, unmarried. 

(V) Harry V., son of William S. (2) and 
Elthea (Frazee) Osborne, was born in New- 
ark, New Jersey, August 29, 1872, and is an 
attorney and counsellor at law of New Jersey, 
practicing in Newark. He studied law in 
Trenton in the office of the late Judge Robert 
S. Woodruff, and was admitted as an attorney 
in November, 1895, and as a counsellor in Feb- 
ruary, 1900. In 1896 he moved from Trenton 
to Newark, to take up the practice of law 
there. In addition to his law practice he has 
been a student of socialogical and charitable 
problems, and is one of the directory of the 
Newark Bureau of Associated Charities and 
counsel for that body. He is the attorney for 
the adjustment bureau of the Newark Credit 
Men's Association, which is one of the affili- 
ated branches of the National Credit Men's 
Association, probably the largest mercantile 
organiation in the country. The first public 
office he ever held was that of state senator 
from Essex county. He entered the campaign 
for the Democratic nomination as an indepen- 
dent candidate, and won over two others, one 
of whi^m was an independent, and the other 
the regular Democratic organization candidate. 
He was elected over Everett Colby, Republi- 
can, his predecessor in office, by a plurality of 
684 in a year when the Republican majority 
for William H. Taft for president in Essex 
county was 23,496. He married, June 27, 
1907, Elizabeth G. Bremner. John Bremner, 
born February 14, 1909. 

Jan Sneden and his brother 
SNEDEN Claes, founders of the family 
of this name in America, are 
descended from a family resident for many 
years in Amsterdam. Jan, his wife and two 
children, and his brother Claes, came to New 
Amsterdam in December, 1657, in the ship 
"St. Jean Baptiste." Claes settled in New 
Amsterdam, and Jan removed to Haarlaem in 
1660, where he occupied for a time the house 
and bouwerie of Morris Pieterson, until he 
secured an allotment of his own. In 1662 
both he and his wife died, and the magistrates 
sold his property at public vendue, the house 
and lands with the growing grain being 
bought by Jacc|ues Coussean for 135 guilders, 
and the household goods going to various per- 



sons for a total of 189 guilders. After the 
settlement of the estate there remained to be 
divided between the orphans 42 guilders, and 
P.hilip Casier and Lubbert (ierritscn were 
appointed their guardians. Jan Sneden mar- 
ried, in Amsterdam, Grietje Jans. Children: 
Carsten, referred to below ; (Jrictjc. married, 
August 13, 1663, Jean Guenon, of l'"lnshing, 
the ancestor of the Genung family. 

(II) Carsten Jansen, son of Jan and 
Grietje (Jans) Sneden, was apprenticed Janu- 
ary 15, 1668, to Daniel Tourneur, for one year, 
and at the expiration of that term he was to 
have given him 300 guilders and "a pair of 
shoes and stockings." 

(III) John, son of Cartsen Jansen Sneden, 
married, and among his children was a son 
Robert, referred to below. 

( I\') Robert, son of John Sneden, married 

Mary , who is said to have been born in 

1709 and to have died in 1810, thus living to 
be more than a century old. Children: i. 
Dennis, born November 13, 1735. died Janu- 
ary 13, 1824; was a Tory and removed to 
Nova Scotia as a United Empire Loyalist in 
1784. 2. James. 3. John, referred to below. 
4. Samuel. 5. William. 

(V) John, son of Robert and Mary Sneden, 
was born in 1738, and died April i, 1822. 
According to family tradition it was John 
Sneden who piloted Major Andre and his cap- 
tors from Tarrytown to Sneden's Landing 
cii route for Tappan. The desk which Gen. 
Washington used at Tappan when signing 
Major Andre's death warrant is now in the pos- 
session of John Sneden"s great-grandson, Mr. 
George \'irginius Sneden, referred to below. 
He married (first) a Miss Dobbs, and (sec- 
ond), Margaret Riker. Children, the first eight 
by Margaret Riker: i. George Washington, 
born April 15, 1781 ; married December 21, 
1805, Rachel Bogert. 2. Elizabeth, born Alay 
10, 1783; married, January 10, 1803, Leon B. 
Rice. 3. Richard, born November 23, 1783; 
married Elizabeth Wood. 4. Mary, born July 
18, 1787; married, December 13, 1802, Ste- 
phen Hagens. 5. Robert, born November 16, 

1788; married Jane C. . 6. Rachel, 

born December 18, 1790; married, November 

9, 181 1, Benjamin Gravestyne. 7. Abraham, 
born December 7, 1792. 8. \\'illiam, born Sep- 
tember 15, 1795. 9. John, referred to below. 

10. Lawrence, married Lea. 

(VI) John (2), son of John (i) Sneden, 
was born at Sneden's Landing, Rockland 
county. New York, August 10, 1770, and died 
there September 18, 1829. He married, b'eb- 

ruary 28, 1796, Phebe, daughter of John H. 
(2) and Anna (Onderdonk) Gesner, who was 
born March 15, 1779, and died July 14, 1857. 
Her ancestry it is said has been traced back 
to William HI. of Holland. Children: Sam- 
uel, referred to below ; Eliza, married Peter 
Westervelt ; Lawrence, married Nancy Taul- 
man ; .Ann, married John W'aldron ; John (3) ; 

William : Nicholas : Enieline, married 

Smith; Juliet, twin with I'.meline, married 
John Lawrence. 

(VII) Samuel, son of John (2) and Phebe 
(Gesner) Sneden, was born at Piermont, 
Rockland county. New Yt)rk, in 1797, and died 
.\pril 28, 1847. J^Ie was a boat builder. He 
was the inventor of the center-board for sail- 
ing vessels, and at least one steamboat was 
built by him at his shipyard at Piermont-on- 
Hudson, early in the nineteenth century. He 
married, December 19, 1821, Maria, daughter 
of Samuel Gerritsen and Heijltje (Remsen) 
\'erbryck, who was born June 17. 1798. (See 
\ erhryck). Children: i. Phebe Ann, born Oc- 
tober 5, 1822, died December 26, 18(16 : married 
James J. Walsh. 2. Sanniel (lerritsen, born Oc- 
tober 29, 1824, died May 7, 1829. 3. Susanna, 
born December 5. 1826, died in 1905: married 
Jacob Brandt. 4. William S., referred to below. 
5. Samuel Gerritsen, born February 10, 1831, 
died August 14, 1840. 6. John Lawrence, born 
September 15, 1833, died August 17, 1834. 7. 
Mary Helen, born April 23, 1837. died Feb- 
ruary 27, 1838. 

( \'III ) William S., son of Samuel and Maria 
(Verbryck) Sneden, was born in Piermont, 
Rockland county. New York, January 2, 1829, 
and died in Red Bank, Monmouth county. 
New Jersey, April 14, 1905. He was a civil 
engineer and spent most of his life in con- 
structing and managing railroads, being con- 
nected in an engineering or operating capacity 
with the New York & Erie, the Northern 
Central, the Fredericksburg & Gordonville, 
the Ohio & Mississippi, the Northern Railroad 
of New Jersey, the Raritan & Delaware Bay 
Railroad, the New York, Boston & Montreal 
Railroad, the New Jersey Southern, the New 
York & Long Branch, the Jacksonville, St. 
Augustine & Halifax River Railroad, Jack- 
sonville, Tampa &- Key West Railroad, the 
Central Railroad of New Jersey, and several 
local electric railway lines. He entered upon 
railroad work in a clerical and engineering ca- 
pacity in the early days of the New York and 
l'''ie railroad, and in 1849 became assistant 
engineer of the Daujihin &• Sustiuehanna rail- 
road. In 1852 he went to St. Louis as a mem- 



ber of the engineering party which made the 
first survey for the Ohio& Mississippi railroad, 
and for three years he was chief engineer of 
the Fredericksburg & Gordonville railroad in 
N'irginia. From 1857 to i860 he was chief 
engineer of the Northern Railroad of New 
Jersey, and for six years principal assistant 
engineer and superintendent of the Raritan & 
Delaware Jiay railmad, since changed to the 
New Jersey Southern. Thus he was continu- 
ously associated with railroad construction and 
the o[)eration of different lines which have 
proved im])ortant highways for commerce and 
travel, and have led to the development and 
settlement of many sections of the country. 
I''or a short time in 1874 he was receiver for 
the New Jersey Southern railroad, following 
which he acted as general manager fur the 
bondholders' trustees, who operated the road 
until 1880. Mr. Sneden's princi]ial work, as 
considered from a local standpoint, was in the and location of the New York and 
Long liranch railroad, constructed by the New 
Jersey Central ; this subsequently opened up 
the Jersey coast to settlement and business 
enterprises as nothing else has done, proving a 
foundatiiin upon which has been raised the 
superstructure of its present prosperity and 

Mr. Sneden, while water commissioner of 
Red liank, engineered and had charge of the 
erection of the reservoir and water works of 
that town. He was a Democrat in politics, and 
a member of the Dutch Reformed Church 
at Piermont, New York, and attended the 
Presbyterian Church while residing at Red 
Rank, New Jersey. He married, in Harris- 
burg, I'ennsylvania, October 21, 1850, Mary 
Elizabeth, daughter of Hiram Henry and 
Mary (Hochlander) Hetzel, who was born in 
Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, March 21. 
1831, and died in Red Bank, New Jersey, June 
23, 1904. (See Hetzel). Children: i. Will- 
iam Louis, born January 6, 1854, died De- 
cember 25, 1897; unmarried. 2. George Vir- 
ginius, referred to below. 3. Annie May, born 
May 18, 1862, died Augiist 22, 1904; married 
Edward Delafield Smith, Junior. 4. Riviere 
Hetzel, born September 5, 1866, died July 3, 
1896; married, September 25, 1894, Anna 
Grant Hubbard ; one child, Doris Riviere, 
born August 14, 1896. 5. Mary Hetzel, born 
January 2, 1871, died April 6, 1909: unmar- 

(IX) George \"irginius, son of William S. 
and Alary Elizabeth ( 1 letzel ) Sneden, was born 
at I'Tedericksburg, N'irginia, January 26, i85(). 

and is now living at Red Bank, New Jersey. 
For his early education he attended the Red 
Bank Academy, the Red Bank high school 
and the Freehold Institute; and after taking a 
special course in civil engineering at Lehigh 
L'niversity he became leveler in the engineer- 
ing corps in the construction of the New York 
& Long Branch railroad, and since then has 
been successively clerk and draughtsman in the 
machine shops of the New Jersey Southern 
railroad, then clerk in the passenger depart- 
ment, clerk in the office of the auditor and 
cashier, and clerk in the office of the general 
manager, all of the same railroad, clerk and 
nperator for the division freight agent of the 
Central Railroad of New Jersey, and finally 
chief clerk and assistant to the superintendent 
of the New York & Long Branch Railroad. 
Mr. Sneden is a Republican in politics, and 
was a member of the board of conunissioners 
for the town of Red I'.ank under the original 
charter. He is past master of Mystic lirother- 
hood Lodge, No. 21, V. and A. M., of New 
Jersey; past high priest of Lliram Chapter, 
No. I, Royal Arch Masons; member of Cor- 
son Commandery, No. 15, Knights Templar; 
past regent of Red Bank Council, No. 984, 
Royal Arcanum; and past master workman of 
Shrewsbury Lodge, No. 40, A. O. U. W. He 
is a charter member of the Monmouth Boat 
Club, and an exempt fireman of the Navesink 
Hook and Ladder Company. He and his wife 
attend the Presbyterian church. He married, 
in Red Bank, New Jersey, October 26, 1881, 
Eleanor Antonides, daughter of Charles and 
Emeline (Antonides) Curtis, who was born in 
Holmdel, Monmouth county. New Jersey, July 
9, 1862. Her father is a retired second ser- 
geant of Company G, Twenty-ninth Regiment 
New Jersey Volunteers. Children of Charles 
and Emeline (Antonides) Curtis: Thomas 
Adams, M. D., deceased; Eleanor Antonides, 
referred to above; William Henry, deceased. 

(The Verbi-yck Line). 

Bernardus Verbryck, the first member of 
this family of whom we have definite informa- 
tion, settled on the Raritan, in Somerset 
county, New Jersey. He is said to have been 
the son of Samuel and Ida (Barends) Garret- 
sen of Gravesend, Long Lsland. Children : 
Samuel, referred to below; Johannes; Wil- 

(H) The Rev. Samuel, son of Bernardus 
Verbryck, was born in Somerset county. New 
Jersey, A]3ril 30, 1 72 1, and died at Clarks- 
town, Rockland county, New York, January 

STATE OF \R\\ [I•:RSF,^'. 


31, 1784. He started to learn the trade of 
wheelwright, but gave it up in order to study 
for the ministry under Dominie Goctschius. 
By permission of the Classis of Amsterdam 
he was examined and ordained by the Coetus 
in this country, which speaks highly of his 
scholarly attainments and excellent life, and 
these tributes are sustained by all that tradition 
has handed down of his ministerial record. 
The Coetus and Conferentie troubles ran high 
during the first twenty years of his ministry, 
and the American revolution came and went 
during its last nine years. So his whole period 
at Tappan was one of intense excitement. 
From the first he was with the majority of his 
people on the side of the Coetus. Tn 1761 he 
sought to obtain from the government a char- 
ter for an academy, and also opposed fi.xed 
forms of prayer and festival days. On account 
of these things some of his ministerial brethren 
asked the Classis of Amsterdam to discipline 
him for contumacy. They especially com- 
plained that if he should get the charter for 
an academy, it would only tend to increase the 
same kind of ministers. But the dominie per- 
sisted, and he was prominent as an agent in 
bringing about the restored peace of the 
church. It was he who secured from the gov- 
ernor of New Jersey the original charter for 
Queens (now Rutgers) College, bearing date 
March 20, 1770. He was one of the original 
trustees of the college, and did everything in 
his power to promote the education of young 
men, particularly their education for the min- 
istry. He seems in all this to have been far, 
in advance even of most ministers of his time. 
His zeal was so great as to give offense to some 
of his people at Tappan, so that they refused 
to pay their share of his salary. His good 
judgment, however, carried him through the 
excitement, and brought him success, "^'et it 
was providentially ordered that his life should 
be a disturbed life to the end. Scarcely had 
the church controversy been adju.sted when the 
Revolution broke out. The historic identifi- 
cation of Tappan, its roads and hills, its 
homes, and even its old church with the inci- 
dents of the war. are historical. Dominie \"er- 
bryck was a genuine patriot, and as such was 
one of the sufferers in the struggle of the 
country for independence, .\fter having been 
annoyed during his first twenty years by the 
opposition of Dominie Muzelius, and in the 
last of these twenty years by the springing up 
of a schismatic organization among his [)eople, 
he was destined to have his church life and 
work still further disturbed l)y the war, and 

his church edifice itself used as a court room 
and a prison. It is even said that at one time 
he was himself taken prisoner and confined 
in the llackensack jail. Through all these 
trials, however, he seems to have born himself 
with exemplary patience, and to have left be- 
hind him at his death the memory of a godly 
life and of an eminently practical and use- 
ful ministry. The compiler of this sketch of 
him has been through life intimately acquaint- 
ed with his descendants from his own children 
down through their children and children's 
children. Especially is the memory very 
precious of his honored son, Samuel G. Ver- 
bryck, who during the greater part of half a 
century down to 1835 led the Dutch singing 
in the Tappan churcli. All the dominie's chil- 
dren are mentioned in his will. The remains 
of himself and his wife are interred at Tappan. 
They lie in the graveyard on the west side of 
the road. The spots are still marked by the 
original stones. He married, in llackensack, 
April 7, 1730, Susanna, daughter of Hendrick 
and .Ariaentje (Westervelt ) \'an der Linde, 
who was born April 19. 1723. and died .Vugust 
16, 1807. Children: Ariaentje, l^rn July 18, 
i%i : Bernardus, born March i, iq|53, married 
Alaria Beem ; Hendrick Van der Linde, born 
January 4, 1755, married .\ntje Jansen : Jan- 
netje, born October 19, 1759; Roelof, born 
February 25, 1766, married Maria Haring; 
Samuel Gerritsen, referred to below. 

(HI) Samuel Gerritsen, son of Rev. Sam- 
uel and Susanna (Van der Linde) Verbryck, 
died in Tappan, Rockland county. New York, 
October 3, 1849. When the revolutionary war 
broke out. Rev. Samuel Verbryck removed to 
Clarkstown. then known as New Hempstead. 
His son Hendrick was married and resided 
in a house that stood on the present site of Mr. 
S. Conklin's store, and his second son, Samuel 
G., lived there with him. On the occasion of 
a parade there under Major Blauvelt, who 
lived where Cornelius Van .Antwerp now re- 
sides, volunteers for guard duty at Paterson 
were requested. Several volunteered, but not 
one of them appeared at the time and place 
appointed. Samuel G. \'erbryck, then only 
sixteen years of age. and another boy named 
.•\bram Martling. offered themselves for this 
duty, were accepted, received arm and rations, 
and walked to Paterson, where they remained 
on duty during two weeks. Subsequently 
Samuel G.. with his brother Bernardus, went 
to Pulavly to labor on their grandparents' 
farm. Three days after their arri\al they 
were made i)risouers by the "regulars" and 



taken to New York, where they were placed in 
the "Debtor's jail." They were olTered their 
liberty on condition of taking the oath of alle- 
giance to Great Britain, but these terms Sam- 
uel G. refused, and he was kept in prison thir- 
teen months. In this time he became greatly 
emaciated, and so ill that he was not expected 
to live. His second cousin, a Mr. De Bevoise, 
learning of his condition, asked and received 
permission to remove him to his home on 
Long Island. When taken there he was so ill 
that he was not aware of his removal, but by 
careful nursing he recovered, and afterward 
carried on Mr. De Bevoise's farm till he was 
exchanged, after being three years and three 
months a prisoner. He returned to his home, 
but soon enlisted in the American army and 
was appointed an ofhcer in the Hackensack 
comjiany, under Captain Ward. \Vhile a 
prisoner on Long Island he became engaged to 
a young lady named Heylitje Remsen. She 
sold her interest on some property in Long 
Island, sewed her money in her clothing and 
joined her intended husband at Pulavly where 
they were married. They remained here a year 
on the Van de Linde farm, and then, on the 
death of his grandmother, removed to Tappan, 
where, in November, 1783, they purchased of 
the LTnited States government a confiscated 
farm. On this farm he resided until his death, 
October 3d, 1849. He represented Rockland 
county in the state legislature for more than 
twenty years, and was, during more than half 
a century chorister and sexton of the old 
Dutch church at Tappan. He married, in 
August, 1781, Heylitje Remsen. Children: 
Susanna, born August 4, 1782, married Garret 
Edwards; Angenietje, born October 14, 1785; 
Samuel, born September 30, 1787; Remsen, 
born September 4, 1789, married Elizabeth 
Oerveelen ; Jannetje, born February 7, 1792, 
married Richard Ellsworth; Femmetje, born 
March 13, 1795; Maria, referred to below; 
John, born July 19, 1801 ; James, April 25, 

(IV) Maria, daughter of Samuel Gerritsen 
and Heylitje (Remsen) Verbryck, was born 
at Tappan, Rockland county, New York, June 
17, 179S. She married, December 19, 1821, 
Samuel, son of John and Pliebe ((resner) 
Sneden, referred to above. 

(The Hetzel Line). 

Rev. Heinrich Iletzel, the founder of this 
family in America, landed in Philadelphia in 
1730, being probably brought over to this 
country as a child, but whether by his parents 

iir with the household of some other family 
is uncertain. According to Kneschike's "Lex- 
icon of German Nobility" he was sprung from 
an Irish Jacobite family which fled to Ger- 
many after the battle of the Boyne, July 11, 
1690. He married Jeanne Riviere. 

(II) John, son of Rev. Heinrich and Jeanne 
(Riviere) Hetzel, was born in Lancaster 
county, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1760. 
.'\bout the time of his marriage he removed to 
E.xeter, Berks county, Pennsylvania. He 
married, September 14, 1799, Mary, daughter 
of John and Barbara (Rothermal) Pool or 
Puhl, of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, who 
was born March 20, 1778. Children: Joanna, 
born September 19, 1800; Hiram Henry and 
Abner Riviere, both referred to below; Ros- 
anna, born March 22, 1805 ; Mary Barbara, 
twin with Rosanna : John Newton, born No- 
vember 25, 1806; Cassandanna, born July 12, 
1808, died unmarried ; Cyrus, born March 18, 
1810; Selima, born July 12, 1812. died May i, 
i8()3, married General Edward C. Williams; 
Milton, born July 27, 1814; Cyrus, born 
August 27, 1815 ; Paulina, born July 8, 1817; 
Calvin, born October 29, 1818. 

(HI ) Hiram Llenry, son of John and Mary 
(Pool) Hetzel, was born in Earl township, 
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, February 7, 
1802, and died in Dauphin county, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 23, 1849. H^ married, in 
Middle Paxton township, Dauphin county, 
Pennsvlvania, July 8, 1823, Mary, born March 
20, 1806, died September 8, 1863, daughter of 
George and Anne Catharine (Geiger) Hoch- 
lander. Children: I. Riviere (jcorge, born 
April 20. 1826, died March 26, 1890; married, 
December 21, 1848, Mary A. Simmons. 2. 
John, born February 3, 1828, died April 12, 
1870; married Ann Mackwalder. 3. Mary 
Elizabeth, referred to below. 4. Ellen Louisa, 
born April 11, 1833; died September 9, 1840. 

5. Hiram Hughes, born May i, 1836; still liv- 
ing; married, March 25, i860, Amelia (iieist. 

6. Cassandanna, born July 22, 1838; still liv- 
ing; married (first), November 26, 1857, 
Charles Rhoads, who died September 28, 
1879; he was second lieutenant in the 173d 
regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers ; after the 
war held several government positions and was 
in charge of Fort Hayes and Fort Dodge, in 
Kansas, and Fort Sill, in Indian Territory ; 
Cassandanna married (second), March 28, 
1882, Rev. Benjamin Hengst, who died No- 
vember 13, 1907. 

(IV) Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Hiram 
Henry and Mary (Ilochlander) Hetzel, was 



born in Middle Paxton township, Dauphin 
county, Pennsylvania. March 21, 1831, and 
died in Red P)ank, Monmouth county, New 
Jersey, June 2^. 1904. She married, October 
21, 1850, William, son of Samuel and Maria 
(Verbryck) Sneden. referred to above. 

(Ill) Abner Riviere, son of John and Mary 
(Pool) Hetzcl, was born in Earl townshiji, 
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. October 6, 
1803. and died in 1848. He was educated at 
West Point, where he graduated in the early 
1820's and rapidly rose in his profession, that 
of military engineering, and attained the rank 
of major. He designed and superintended 
the construction of the Delaware breakwater. 
In 1840 he was chief assistant to General 
Thomas S. Jessup. then quartermaster-general 
of the United States army, and was sent to 
Mexico, where he had charge of the quarter- 
master's department in that country during the 
war of 1 845- 1 848. At the close of hostilities 
he came back to the United States, and while 
on his way to Washington died of cholera at 
Louisville. Kentucky. He married Margaret 
Selden. The late Xewton Hetzel Davies, of 
Harrisburg. Pennsylvania, and Major Frank 
Davies, of the United States army, were his 

The Tomson (or Tliomp- 
THOMPSON son. as the name is now 
spelt), is one of the early 
families in this country, and its founder un- 
doubtedly came to Elizabethtown from New 
England, where at an early date there were 
several Thomas Thompsons of record, al- 
though so far as the writer has been able to 
discover there is no evidence for the state- 
ment of Hatfield and Howell that the ancestor 
of the line at present under consideration was 
in Lynn, Massachusetts, in if>39. and from 
there went to New London in 1642. 

(I) Thomas Tomson was at East Hampton, 
Long Island, in 1649, where he resided on the 
west side of the street near Robert Bond and 
the two Mul fords. He was one of the eighty 
Elizabethtown associates, and took the oath of 
allegiance in I'ebruary, 1665. In 1672 he was 
one of the Elizabethtown deputies in the pro- 
vincial legislature, and the year following, 
when the 1 )utch reconquered the province, he 
took the oath of allegiance to the States-Gen- 
eral. He was active in opposing the arbitrary 
measures of Governor Carteret, and with his 
son Hur, Stephen Osborn, Robert and Peter 
IMorse, Nathaniel Tuttle. and John Wilson, the 
wheelwright, he accompanied William Meeker 

in his raid on Pardon's house, and fur his 
patriotism sufifered quite a little. In his will 
dated November 20, 1675, proved September 
9, 1676, he names his children but not his wife, 
whose name is said to have been .Mary. Chil- 
dren : I. Moses, living in Elizal)cthtown, 1701, 
and dead before 1710; twice married; second 
wife, Abiah Roberts of Newark. 2. Hur, died 
between 1689 and iUj4; married Mary •. 

3. Alary, married John, son of James Hinds 
(or Haines) Sr., and their daughter married 
as early as 1700, Isaac Whitehead Jr. 4. 
Aaron, referred to below. 5. Hannah. 6. 
Elizabeth, born about 1675, died November 
13, 1747; married (first) Benjamin Meeker; 
probably (second) Samuel Miller. 

(II) Aaron, son of Thomas Tomson, was 
born on Long Island, between 1650 and 1660, 
and died in Elizabethtown in 1695. He mar- 
ried, about 1690, Hannah, daughter of John 
Brown, and widow of Joseph Riggs, of Mil- 
ford and Newark. In 1697 Samuel Miller was 
made the guardian of his children. These 
were : Thomas, ancestor of the Morristown 
branch ; Joseph, referred to below ; Aaron, 
died before 1647; Hannah. 

(HI) Joseph, son of Aaron and Hannah 
(Brown) Riggs Tomson, died in July, 1749, 
in Mendham, whither he had removed from 
Elizabethtown in 1739. His wife Lydia died 
December 24. 1749, and between the death of 
their parents five of their children and three 
of their grandchildren died of the same epi- 
demic of "lung fever." Children: i. Phebe, 
born August, 1718, died April, 1749. 2. Ste- 
phen, born June 13, 1720, died July, 1750; 
married. 3. Hannah, born December 3, 1721, 
died April, 1749. 4. Mary, born November 
27, 1723, died April, 1799. 5. .-Varon, borp 
December 7. 1725, died April, 1749. 6. Daniel, 
referred to below. 7. Desire, born November 

4. 1731, died July, 1777; married James Pit- 
ney. 8. Rachel, born March 10. 1734, died 
April, 1749. 9. David, born October 4, 1737, 
died December 28, 1824; married (first) 
Rachel Bonnell ; (second) Hannah Cary. 

(IV) Daniel, sixth child and third son of 
Joseph and Lydia Tomson, was born in Eliz- 
abethtown, December 7, 1727, and died in 
April, 1749. He married Abagail. daughter 
of Ebenezer and Mary (Haywood) Byram, 
who after his death married (second) Benja- 
min Pitney. Child: Daniel, referred to below. 

(V) Daniel (2) Thompson, only son of 
Daniel (i) and Abagail (Byram) Tomson, 
was born in Mendham. in 1749. and died there 
in 1834. He and his sons were tanners and 



shoemakers. He married Penelope Carnes 
(or Cairnes), who died about 1820. Children : 
I. Joseph, died unmarried, at about eighty 
years of age. 2. Nancy (or Penelope), mar- 
ried Schenck. 3. Abigail, died single. 

4. Calvin, born in Mendham, New Jersey; he 
bought a farm at Tuckerman's Plains, where 
he built a tannery, and where he and his wife 
died ; he married Nellie Byram ; two children, 
one of whom, William, married Rebecca 
\'(iorhees. 5. Luther, referred to below, fi. 
Sarah. 7. Daniel. 

(VI) Luther, eldest son of Daniel and Abi- 
gail (Byram) Thompson, was born in Mend- 
ham, New Jersey, March 18, 1781, and died 
there May 11, 1875. I" '^o? li^ married 
Rhuhama Chidister. Children: i. Lewis A., 
born 1809; lives at Kendallville, Indiana: 
married, February 25, 1832, Jane Mase, and 
one of his sons, D. Headley Thompson, vol- 
unteered during the civil war, was shot in thtt 
hip at the battle of \\'illiamsburg, captured 
and imprisoned in Libby ])rison and at I'elle 
Isle and Salisbury, and died in Trenton from 
the effect of his wounds and treatment. 2. 
John Byram, born 181 1 ; married Susan Bras- 
tow. 3. Emily, born 1814; married Aaron 
Losey. 4. .Albert. 5. Rebecca Ann, born 1821. 
6. Calvin, referred to below. 7. Joseph, re- 
moved to New York City. 

(\'II) Calvin, sixth child and fourth son of 
Luther and Rhuhama (Chidister) Thompson, 
lived in Mendham and Basking Ridge, Somer- 
set county. New Jersey. He married Margaret 
Voorhees. Children: Lewis A. (referred to 
below); Joseph W. ; Anna; Katharine; 
Rtihama ; l""annie E.. who died .April 7, 1890. 

(VIII) Lewis A., only son of Calvin and 
Margaret (Voorhees) Tiionipson, was born 
in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and is now liv- 
ing in Somerville. He was educated in the 
Basking Ridge schools, and for five or six 
years taught school in Bernardsville. In 1877 
he removed to Somerville, where he estab- 
lished an extensive millinery and fancy goods 
business which he conducted most successfully 
until 1894. In 1880 he was elected sheriff of 
Somerset county for a term of three years. 
In 1883 and 1884 he was president of the 
board of commissioners of Somerville, and in 
1884 he was elected on the Republican ticket 
as state senator for Somerset county to the 
New Jersey legislature. He was re-elected in 
1887 and again in 1893, ''"d served until 1896, 
in which year he was chosen president of the 
senate. It is a fact significant of the estima- 
tion in which Mr. Thompson is held by the 

community that the pluralities by which he 
was re-elected show each time a remarkable 
increase over the previous elections, the plur- 
ality being 89 in 1884, 4S0 in 1887, and 893 in 


Mr. Thompson was one of the most import- 
ant, influential and aggressive members of the 
senate, active in all legislation, and serving on 
almost all of the important committees. In 
1885 he was chairman of the committee on 
election, and a member of the committees on 
claims and pensions, on treasurer's account 
and on the Reform School for Pioys. In the 
following year he was the chairman of the 
two last mentioned committees, and a member 
of the committee on railroads and canals, on 
miscellaneous business, and on printing. In 
1887, besides continuing his chairmanship of 
the committees on treasurer's account and the 
Reform School for Boys, he served as chair- 
man of the committees on riparian rights and 
printing: and besides retaining his member- 
ship on the committees on railroads and canals 
and miscellaneous business, he served as a 
member of the committee on public ground 
and buildings. In 1888 he was chairman of 
the committees on corporations, on treasurer's 
account, and on printing, and was a member 
of the ciimmittees on railroads and canals, on 
miscellaneous business, and on engrossed bills ; 
while in 1889 he served in addition on a com- 
mittee on lunatic asylvmis. During his second 
period of service in 1894 to 1896 he served as 
chairman of the committees on corporation, on 
unfinished business, and on the state prison, 
and as a member of the committees on finance, 
on agriculture and the Agricultural College, 
on treasurer's accounts, and on commerce and 
navigation. In 189ft '1^ served as president of 
the senate, where he discharged the duties of 
the office with signal ability and marked im- 
partiality. He resigned on March 6 to accept 
the position of clerk in chancery, to which he 
had just been nominated by the Governor and 
unanimously confirmetl by the senate. 

Mr. Thompson's policy was one of modera- 
tion and he sought the ]iassage of measures 
which contributed rather to the general wel- 
fare than to sectional or party profit, and his 
bokl independence and aggression lech him to 
direct his best efforts to substitute for tem- 
porary party gain the best permanent public 
good. Of a pleasing personal appearance, he 
possesses a genial smiling nature, he is popular 
even with his political o])ponents, and has been 
most successful in business, and is one of the 
largest real estate owners in Somerville. 

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December 29. 1869, Mr. Tlmmiiscin married 
Sarah, daiiglitt-r of Heiijaiiiin I)iiiiham, of 
Millington, who died October 11, i<S83. Chil- 
dren: I. May, married Charles Roberts. 2. 
Bertha, married Edwin L. Decker ; children : 
Lewis T. and Mary P. Mr. Thompson mar- 
ried f second) February 20. 1905, Alice G., 
daughter of Alexander C. and .Mbina T. An- 
derson ; her father is now clerk of Somerset 

1 he Newark family ot Jack- 
J.VCKSON son here under consideration 
is of English Puritan stock 
which settled in the North of Ireland about 
1641. The name ap])ears among the Anglo- 
Norman and English families of the time of 
Henry II.. and is found in the south of Ire- 
land as early as 1 100. Those coming from 
Ireland to America are included under the 
title of Scotch-Irish, a name of American 
origin designating the Protestant emigrants 
from Ireland, mostly Presbyterians who were 
driven to this country by the stringent laws 
repressing manufactures in Irelancl. enacted 
after the accession of \\'illiam and Mary. In 
Ireland the family was first in Londonderry, 
in which county, near Giant's Causeway, there 
is a place called Jackson Hall : and a little later 
in Armagh. In the old cathedral there are still 
memorials of the family and their armorial 
bearings. The Jacksons of Forkhill, county 
Armagh, had for their motto, "Malo mori 
quam foedari" ( Better to die than to be a 

(I) James Jackson, the first of the family 
in America came from Forkhill, County 
Armagh, early in the eighteenth century, 
accompanied probably by his wife and his 
brother \\'illiam Jackson. Family tradition 
says that he paid seventy guineas passage 
money. .After a sojourn in New York or 
vicinity during which the name of William 
Jackson ap])ears in the records of the 
Presbyterian Church, they removed to Orange 
county. New York. The records of the town 
of Goshen show that in 1721 they united with 
twenty-two others in a grant of property to 
the town for a church, school house, minister's 
house and cemetery. James Jackson appears 
to have signed, at New Marlboro, L'lster 
county. New York, the revolutionary pledge 
agreeing to abide by the acts of the Continental 
Congress, in 1777. There is still in the family 
a Bible printed at Edinburgh with the inscrip- 
tion. "I, James Jackson. Senior, do give this 
Bible to my grandson Peter Jackson as his 

real jjrojjcrty. the 27th day of .September, 
1779." His children were: i. James, 1718- 
r795, referred to below. 2. \Villiani. born 
1720. 3. John. 1722. 4. Anna, 1724: married 
John Armstrong. 3. Nancy, 1726; married 
Andrew Miller. 6. Alexander, born 1728, 
died 1818: married Martha Drake; their son, 
Rev. Abel Jackson, was pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of liloomfield. New Jer- 

(II) James (2), eldest son of James (i) 
Jackson, was born in 1718, and died in 1795. 
He was one of the early settlers of New Wind- 
sor. Orange county. New York. A street 
there is named Jackson avenue for him. He 
owned vessels (sloops) engaged in Hudson 
river trans])ortation, and was given the cour- 
tesy title of commodore. Edgar's "History of 
Orange County" says, "The Jacksons are cap- 
tains of their own sloops." By his first wife, 

Agnes , he had children: I. William, 

born 1745, died 1806; served in the revolution 
as a captain, first under Clinton, and was pro- 
moted to major ; he married Mary Booth. 2. 
James, born 1747, died 1825; also served in 
the revolution: married (first) Bun- 
sen; (second) Elizabeth McCoft. 3. Sarah, 
born 1754; married James Lattie. He married 
(second), Maria, daughter of Peter and Anna 
Berry Roome. of Pompton Plains, and had 
children. 4. Agnes, born 1775, died 1851 ; mar- 
ried Hartman Post in 1792; thirteen children. 
5. Peter, born 1777, died 1859; see below. He 
married (third) Margaret Burnett. 

(III) Peter, youngest son of James (2) 
Jackson, by his second wife, Maria Roome, 
was born at Pompton Plains, New Jersey, at 
the home of his grandfather, Peter Roome, 
December 13. 1777, and died in Newark, Feb- 
ruary 25, 1859. Until the death of his mother 
in 1781. he lived with his parents at New 
Windsor, New York, but was then taken with 
his sister Agnes to Pompton Plains and 
brought up by their aunts, Hester ( Roome) 
Acton and Deborah ( Roome) Spear, neither 
of them having children of their own. He 
subsequently entered the store of Cjeneral 
William Colfax, who had been ca])tain of 
Washington's life guard, and, settling at 
Pompton Plains at the close of the war. had 
married Hetty Schuyler, a cousin of .\driana 
Schuyler \'an dcr Linde. who was mother of 
Peter Jackson's future wife. Later, Peter 
Jackson of)ened a store for himself at a place 
in Pompton Plains, still known as Jackson's 
Corner. Marrying in 1802. he shortly after- 
wards moved with his wife to .Xcquackanonck 



(now Passaic), where he built a store adjoin- 
ing his own wharf, and follovving in the same 
line of business as his father and half brothers, 
he despatched his vessels to Albany, New 
York, Virginia, Georgia and the West Indies, 
supplying the country aroiuid as far as New- 
burgh and Pliiladelphia with lumber, southern 
products and general merchandise. He was 
appointed postmaster of Acquackanonck by 
President Madison in 1812, holding the office 
until 1838. In 1839 he removed with his wife 
and youngest daughter and son to Newark, 
where his son John P. and two of his daugh- 
ters were already settled. Me continued attend- 
ing to business in Newark until his sudden 
death on the train between Newark and Jersey 
City, in 1859. 

May 16, 1802, Peter Jackson married Hes- 
ter Van der Linde Brinckerhoff, daughter of 
Adriana Van der Linde, whose father, Dom- 
inie Benjamin Van der Linde, was the first 
minister of the Dutch Reformed Church to be 
ordained in America, and Adrian W. Brinck- 
erlioff, whose father. Col. John Brinckerhoff, 
of Fishkill, was a friend of Washington, and 
his home built in 1738, one of "Washington's 
Headquarters." The wife of Col. Brincker- 
hoff was Elizabeth Schuyler, great-grand- 
daughter of Philip Pieterse Schuyler, the first 
Dutch Governor of Albany. Mrs. Jackson 
celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of 
her birt'i at Newark. January 30, 1882, at the 
home of her daughter Julia (Mrs. .Algernon .S. 
Hubbell), surrounded by children, grandchil- 
dren and great-grandchildren, and one great- 
great-granddaughter. She retained her facul- 
ties till her death in her one hundred and sec- 
ond year, March 20, 1883. Both Peter Jackson 
and his wife were members of the South Park 
I'resbyterian Church of Newark. 

Children of Peter and Hester \'an der Linde 
(Brinckerhoff) Jackson: I. James, born May 
4, 1803, died December 15, 1882; for years 
engaged in business with his father ; he mar- 
ried Mary Stagg, of New York: their son. 
Abrani .Stagg, was a well-known lawyer of 
Jersey City. 2. John P., referred to below. 
3. Maria, married Henry \'an Winkle, of New 
York. 4. Eliza, married Amzi .Armstrong, a 
lawyer of Newark. 5. Julia Ann, married 
Algernon S. Hubbell, a prominent Newark 
lawyer ; children : George Wolcott, married 
Cora Churchhill, of Greenwich, Connecticut: 
Julia, married Rev. Charles Treat, D. D. : 
Eliza, lives in Newark : John Jackson, a law- 
yer in Newark. 6. Jane, married Rev. Samuel 
W. Fisher, D. D., a Presbyterian minister, and 

president of Hamilton College ; children : Hon. 
William Fisher, of Cincinnati; George; Rev. 
Samuel Jackson, D. D., Presbyterian minister 
and president of the Presbyterian Board of 
I'reedmen at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; Eliza. 
7. William, referred to below. 

(1\') John P., second son of Peter and 
Hester (Van der Linde) l>rinckerhof¥ Jack- 
son, was born at Acquackanonck, now Passaic, 
June 8, 1805, and died at Newark, December 
10, 1861. He graduated at Princeton College 
with first honors in the class of 1823, and im- 
mediately entered upon the study of law at 
the old Litchfield Law School, under Judges 
Tappan, Reeve and Gould, and subse(|uently 
in the office of Hon. Theodore I-'relinghuysen, 
in Newark. He was admitted to practice at 
the bar in 1827, forming a partnership at first 
with .Vshbel W. Corey, and afterwards with his 
brother-in-law, Amzi Armstrong, with whom 
he was also for a time associated as editors of 
the Newark Daily Adzrrtiscr. In 1831 he 
was elected to the New Jersey assembly, and 
in 1832, being rc-electetl, was chosen speaker. 
He was connected from its organization with 
the New Jersey Railroad and Transportation 
Company; in 1832 he was appointed secretary, 
in 1836 a director, and in 1849 vice-president 
and superintendent. In 1839 he was appointed 
clerk of the county of Esse.x, filling the office 
until 1849. 

"Up to this time he hatl been prominently 
identified with the political movements of the 
state, e.xerting for some time a controlling in- 
fiuence in shaping and directing the policy of 
the old Whig party." .After 1850 the railroad 
largely absorbed his time and energies, and 
with such success that the prosperity of the 
road was credited mainly to him, both in its 
internal management and in its protection from 
what might liave been ruinous competition 
with the Camden & Amboy Railroad Company. 
His knowledge and experience as a lawyer 
enabled him often to act the part of senior 
counsel for the railroad. In the elections of 
1859 he took the stump in advocacy of the 
election of Governor Olden. He was a popu- 
lar and able public speaker, a man of fine ad- 
dress, courteous in his demeanor. For a quar- 
ter of a century he was prominently identified 
with every leading state enterprise. He was 
especially active in those of a benevolent na- 
ture, and was a man of deeply earnest chris- 
tian character. He was at first connected with 
the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, but 
united in the organization of the South Park 
Church, of which he was a trustee and the 



superintendent of tlic Sabbath school, which 
he had organized prior to the founding of the 
church in Chesbrook street station of the Xew 
Jersey railroad." 

John I'. Jackson married Elizabeth llniiting- 
ton Wolcott, daughter of Hon. Frederick W'ol- 
cott, of Litchfield, Connecticut, son of Oliver 
Wolcott, governor of Connecticut and a signer 
of the declaration of Independence, and grand- 
son of Mayor General Roger Wolcott, also a 
colonial governor of Connecticut. Her mother, 
Detzy Huntington, belonged to the celebrated 
Huntington family of Norwich. Connecticut, 
and was daughter of Lieut. -Col. Joshua Hunt- 
ington, and granddaughter of Gen. Jabez Hunt- 
ington, of the revolutionary war. Their chil- 
dren were: i. Laura Wolcott, married (first) 
Matthew Trotter, of Albany ; children : Henry 
Wolcott, and Elizabeth \\'olcott, who died in 
childhood; married (second) Charles Henry 
Parker, of Boston ; children : i. ( jertrude ; ii. 
Harriet Wolcott : iii. Samuel Dunn ; iv. Charles 
Henry Jr. : she died December 28. 1900. 2. 
Mary Elizabeth, married T. Charlton Henry. 
of Philadelphia : children : Rev. Alexander, 
D. D. ; Charles Wolcott ; James Bayard ; John 
Jackson and Elizabeth Wolcott. 3. Julia Hunt- 
ington, resided in Newark ; died .\pril 8, 1905. 
4. I'rederick Wolcott, referred to below. 5. 
Joseph Cooke, referred to below. 6. John 
Peter Jr., referred to below. 7. Hannah Wol- 
cott, resided in Newark, died August 24, 1904. 
8. Huntington Wolcott, referred to below. 9. 
Charles Henry, died in infancy. 10. Henry 
Griswold, died in infancy. 11. Schuyler 
Brinckerhofif, referred to below. 

(\') William, third son and youngest child 
of Peter and Hester \'an der Linde (Brincker- 
hoff) Jackson, was born at Accjuackanonck, 
December 15. 1817, and died at Belleville, New 
Jersey, in ^lay, 1902. Fie was engaged in 
mercantile pursuits in Newark, and for a time 
was connected with the New Jersey Railroad 
and Transportation Company. He was a di- 
rector of the Fireman's Insurance Company. 
He spent many years in Europe in travel and 
educating his children. He married (first) 
Helen, daughter of Rodney Wilbur; (second) 
Elizabeth P.rinckerhofif McXulty, of Norwich, 
who died in 1902. By his first wife he had 
children: i. Alary Louise, died in infancy. 2. 
Helen Wilbur, married ^\'illiam Gififord. of 
New-ark, died in Portland, (Jregon, in 1881. 
3 William P.rinckerhofF, a resident of Florida ; 
children: Helen and William. I'y his second 
wife he had children : 4. Edward \\'oolsey. 
born October 13, 1861 : educated at Geneva 

and Heidelberg; returning to .\nierica, lived 
in Belleville, New' Jersey. He was elected to 
the New Jersey assembly in 1890 and 1891 ; 
was one of the original members of the Essex 
county ])ark ccMnmission in 1893; was elected 
surrogate of Esse.x county in 1894, serving till 
1899; an original member of the Essex Troop ; 
member of the Essex Club, af the New- Jersey 
Historical Society, etc. He married, October 
15, 1902, I'rancis Lockwood Caselwlt, daugh- 
ter of George T. and Mary F. (Lockwood) 
Casebolt. Their only child. W'oolsey Alarvin, 
was born I-'ebruary 7, 1910. He resides in 
Newark. 5. Percy, born May 21, 1863; edu- 
cated in ( ieneva and Heidelberg ; graduated 
from Yale University in 1885, and from Co- 
lumbia Law School in 1887. He resided with 
l;is parents in Belleville till their death, prac- 
ticing law in New York, but taking an active 
[lart in local New Jersey politics, and at one 
time was Democratic congressional candidate 
for his district. He was an original mem- 
ber of the Esse.x Troop, and is a member of 
tlie University Club, Lawyers' Club, etc. He 
has resided in New York, since 1903. He 
married, November 4, 1910, Alice Seymour 
Day. daughter of John Calvin Day. 

I \ 1 ) Frederick Wolcott, fourth child and 
eldest son of John P. and Elizabeth Hunting- 
ton (Wolcott) Jackson, was born in Newark, 
August 24, 1833, and died there June 14. 1904. 
He attended the schools of Miss Tunis and 
Messrs. Baldwin, Shepherd and Hedges. After 
a few years in the mercantile house of Wolcott 
& Slade, in New York City, of which his uncle, 
I'rederick H. Wolcott, was senior partner, he 
s[>ent parts of the college years of 1852-53 at 
Yale College, j^iu-suing an elective course. In 
1892 Yale University conferred upon him the 
Master of Arts degree, and the class of 1852 
elected him an honorary member. Upon leaving 
college he entered the store of Morwood & Co., 
in New York City, from which he w-as pro- 
moted to a position in the allieil house of Mor- 
wood Iiros. in Liver])ool. In 1855, the firm 
of Morwood Bros, having failed, after six 
months spent in European travel, he returned 
home and was appointetl secretary of the New 
Jersey Railroad and Transportation Company. 
Profiting by association with his father, and by 
his own ability and fidelity, he quickly master- 
ed the details of railroad management, and 
upon the death of his father, December 10, 
1861. he was chosen by the directors to succeed 
him as general superintendent, a position of 
|)eculiar importance during the civil war, ow'ing 
to the transportation of troops. In 1867, when 



the L'nited Railroads of Xew Jersey was organ- 
i/-ed. he became general superintendent of the 
combined lines, continuing in the same position 
when the lease to the Pennsylvania Railroad 
was made. In 1899, at his own suggestion, the 
position of resident manager was created for 
him, which he lield until his retirement in 1903. 
at the age of seventy. He was widely known 
as an efficient railvva}' e.xecutive throughout the 
entire country. In all matters relating to New 
Jersey and to New York harb(3r, his counsel 
was especially valued and usually followed by 
the management of the Pennsylvania Railroad, 
while his fairness, geniality and tact made 
many friends for the road both among the 
traveling public and municipalities through 
which it passed. I'rior to the lease to the 
I'ennsylvania Railr(5ad, he re])resented the old 
New Jersey Railroad, and later the United 
Companies, in all their important conferences 
with other roads. Contemporaneously with 
his Pennsylvania Railroad service, Mr. Jack- 
son was successively director, vice-president 
and president of the L^nited Railroads, and was 
a director or the jiresident of most of their sub- 
sidiary lines in New Jersey. For more than 
fifty )'ears he was a faithful member of the 
South Park Presbyterian Church, having re- 
moved from the First Presbyterian Church 
upon the organization of the new church in 
1853. f'or many years he was a teacher in 
and treasurer of the Sabbath school, and for 
thirty-two years an elder. For over thirty 
years he served as treasurer of the German 
Theological School at Bloomfield. He was also 
a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary, 
a manager of the American Bible Society, and 
a manager and for some time president of the 
Essex County Bible Society. He gave faith- 
fully of his time and counsel to all these organ- 
izations. In his personal life he was without 
obtruding, an earnest devoted christian, faith- 
ful to the prayer meeting, regular in the main- 
tenance of family worship, and of spotless 
purity and integrity of life, which gave abund- 
ant witness to the reality and depth of his con- 
victions. The example of his life was most 
prized by those who came nearest to him. 

Mr. Jackson took a patriotic interest in his 
state, and was for a numl.)er of years a trustee 
of the New Jersey Historical .Society, and in- 
fluential in the retention of its valuable col- 
lections in Newark. In 1884 he was elected 
an honorary member of the New Jersey Soci- 
ety of the Cincinnati, and on July 4, 1888. he 
was admitted as a hereditary member as repre- 
sentative of his great-grandfather, Lieutenant- 

Colonel Joshua Huntington. In 1899 he was 
elected treasurer general of the General Soci- 
ety. A lifelong Republican, he never took an 
especially active part in politics or sought 
political preferment, but he was acquainted 
with most of the men prominent in Washing- 
ton from the beginning of the civil war. In 
1896 he was appointed a member of the board 
of visitors to the l'nited States Naval Acad- 
emy by President Cleveland. Fle was ap- 
pointed a delegate to the I'an Presbyterian 
Council in 1884, 1892 and 1896, attending the 
meeting held in Belfast in 1884 and in Glasgow 
in 1896. In 1859 he became a director of the 
Newark City National Bank, and continued 
with the National Newark Banking Company, 
with which it was merged, in the same capacity. 
He was a member of the Union League Club 
of New York almost from its organization, 
and in later years was a member of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce of New York. 

He married, October 12, 1859, Nannie J. 
Nye, born August 5, 1835, died March 10. 
1905, younger daughter of Captain Ezra (i|. v. 
below) and Nancy Fessenden Nye. Their 
children are: Philip Nye. John Brinckerhoff, 
William Fessenden, Frederick Wolcott Jr., and 
Charles Huntington, all referred to below : 
Flizalieth Wolcott, born January 23, 1872, re- 
sides at the family homestead in Newark ; Nina 
Fessenden and Oliver Wolcott, both referred 
to below ; and Martha Nye, born November 7, 
1878, married Lewis Stewart, of Trenton. Oc- 
tober 12, T907, and has one daughter. Fran- 
cesca, born December 17, 1908. 

Captain Ezra Nye, mentioned above, was 
born in Sandwich, Massachusetts, November 
3, 1798, and died at Clinton Place, Newark, 
April 17, 1866. He was descended from Ben- 
jamin Nye and Nathaniel Fish, who came 
from England in i('>35 on the ship "Abigail" to 
Linn, now Saugns, Alassachusetts. He w-ent 
to sea at eleven years of age on a small coast- 
ing vessel owned and commanded by Captain 
Levi GifTord, of Sandwich. He rose rapidly, 
and before he was twenty-one commanded 
his own vessel, the "Amethyst." At twenty- 
five he commanded a packet ship and was well- 
known as an able navigator. He came into 
especial prominence when in the cliyiper ship 
"Independence" he sailed from .Southampton 
til Xew York in fourteen days and less than 
two hours, the shortest passage across the 
.Atlantic that had ever been made in a sailing 
vessel. Later he commanded the "Henry 
Clay," and then took command of the S. S. 
"Pacific." of the Collins I^ine. the first .Amer- 



ican line of steamers between New York and 
Liverpool. Jn this vessel he crossed the At- 
lantic in less than ten days. In 1853 he was 
honored by Queen \'ictoria for the rescue, in a 
severe storm, of the crew of the British barque 
"Jesse Stephens." on December 4, 1852. He 
retired from the sea in 1855, but continued 
actively interested in mercantile and marine 
institutions, and during the civil war gave his 
services to the government as an e.xaminer of 
men and vessels for the I'nited States navy. 
In 1859 he made a trip to the Pacific far the 
purpose of establishing an ocean tug line 
through the Straits of Magellan, but the dila- 
toriness of Chili and the coming on of the civil 
war interfered, lie was interested in grain 
business in Brooklyn, where he owned a grain 
elevator and stores. He was a member of the 
L'nion League Club and the Chamber of Com- 
merce of Xew York. In 1840 Captain Xye 
bought a farm in Clinton township, now within 
the limits of Newark, and made this his resi- 
dence during the remainder of his life. In 
1826 he married Nancy PVecman Fessenden. 
of Sandwich, Massachusetts. Their children 
were: William Fessenden, born 1827, died 
1863; ]\Iartha Fessenden, born 1829, died 
1899. married Joseph Hurburt Patten, a lawyer 
of Newport; Joseph, died in infancy; Nannie 
J., married Frederick W'olcott Jackson, of 

(\TI) Joseph Cooke, fifth child and second 
son of John P. and Elizabeth ( W'olcott ) Jack- 
son, was born at Newark, August 5, 1835, an<l 
resides now in New York City. He was edu- 
cated at a private military school and at Phil- 
lips Academy, Andover. graduated from Yale 
College in 1857, and studied in New York Uni- 
versity Law School in 1858, teaching for a 
year at the Newark Academy. He graduated 
from Harvard Law School in i860. He served 
from the beginning to the end of the civil war, 
from private to lieutenant-colonel of volun- 
teers ; he was brevetted colonel for gallant and 
meritorious conduct at the battle of Fredericks- 
burg, and in 1865 was brevetted brigadier- 
general for faithful and meritorious conduct 
during the war. I le was appointed by Gov. 
McClellan, commissioner of I'nited States 
naval credits, and succeeded in having 1900 
naval enlistments credited to the c|uota of 
troops from .New Jersey, saving the state 
nearly a million dollars. He entered u])on the 
practice of law in New York City, and in 1870 
was made assistant district attorney for the 
southern district. He was a member of the 
South Park Presbyterian Church from its 

organization till he went to live in New York, 
and suijerintendent for a time of the mis- 
sion Sabbath school. He married Katherine 
P'erkins Day, daughter of Day, of Hart- 
ford, Connecticut. Children: i. Joseph Cooke 
Jr., graduated Yale, 1887; married Mabel 
Coodsell, of East Orange; one son, Hamilton. 
2 John Day, graduated ^'ale Cniversitv 1890; 
was engaged in journalism in Washington, 
and then became proprietor and managing edi- 
ttjr of the New Haven Register; he married 
Rose Marie Herrick, of Indiana, in 1909. 3. 
Katherine Seymour, married Percy (Joodsell, 
in 1909. 4. Elizabeth Ihmtington Wolcott, 

married • Martin, in hjck;. 

(\I1I) John Peter, si.xth child and third 
son of John and Elizabeth Huntington (Wol- 
cott) Jackson, was born in Newark, l-'ebru- 
ary 6, 1837, and died there December 17, 1880. 
.After a preliminary education at the school of 
Nathan Hedges, he entered I'rinceton College 
as a sophomore in 1853, graduating with first 
honors in 1856. In 1857 he entered the Cam- 
bridge Law School, and on graduation won 
a prize for a treatise on "Abandonment by the 
Law of Insurance." In 1859 he delivered the 
Master's Oration at Princeton. On his return 
to Newark he began the practice of law, and 
was until a year before his death the partner 
of Senator J. Henry Stone. He was a member 
of the New Jersey assembly during 1862 and 
1863, in the latter year receiving the compli- 
nientary nomination of the Republican mem- 
bers for speaker. He was city counsel for 
Newark from 1866 to 1870. In 1878 he was 
before the convention of the Republicans as 
a candidate for congress, but not receiving the 
nomination, threw himself earnestly into the 
campaign, working for the success of the nomi- 
nee of this party. M the time of his death he 
was a member of the special commission ap- 
pointed by Governor McClellan to frame a 
general tax law. He had also recently been 
elected a member of the Newark Republican 
Association. He was a trustee of the New- 
ark Academy, secretary of the New Jersey 
Colonization Society, an active member of the 
Historical Society, and connected with other 
organizations. The prominence of his posi- 
tion at the bar of New Jersey is amply attested 
by the jiroceedings of the Esse.x county bar 
immediately following his death, recording the 
words of appreciation and affection of many 
of its members. One of the members who had 
s])ent three years as a student in his office said, 
"1 cannot recall a single instance in which my 
high appreciation of Mr. Jackson's character 



morally and in every other respect was in one 
degree blemished. On the contrary, his life 
in that office, amid the perplexities and annoy- 
ances that will come to a busy practitioner, 
was to me a guide and incentive, and a clue 
how to successfully, as far as in me lay, guide 
the life I had to lead." He applied to Mr. 
Jackson. Sir Philip Sidney's definition of a 
gentleman, "one who hath high thoughts in a 
heart of courtesy." A college classmate, on 
the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary: 
"As he was our first honor man in a large 
class, it goes without saying that his mind 
was one of unusual ])owers. To be sure, it was 
n(jt without labor that he maintained his pre- 
eminence, but it was not without real ability, 
too." "Though he never gave to frolic the 
time that was due to study, no man was ever 
more ready for mirth than he. He easily won 
friends, and never lost one. He was a 'good 
fellow' among us, as well as our leading 
scholar, and we all loved him and we all re- 
spected him." "His character had always been 
free from any vice, and his moral tone had 
been pure and high from his childhood." In 
his senior year he made a christian profession, 
and was from then till his death a member of 
the South Park Presbyterian Church, and for 
many years a teacher in the Sabbath school. 

John Peter Jackson married, October 20, 
1868, Clara Gregory, of Jersey City. Children: 
I. Elsie Gregory, married, in 1903, Deming 
Jarvis. of California. 2. Laura Wolcott, mar- 
ried, in 1909, Hon. Mr. Edgren, Swedish secre- 
tary of legation at Washington ; one child, born 
1910. 3. Eliot Gregory, born 1872; studied in 
Princeton ; in business in San Francisco. 4. 
John Peter (3d), graduated at Naval Acad- 
emy at Annapolis ; saw service in the Spanish- 
y\merican war ; still in the navy. 5. Hunting- 
ton Wolcott, graduated from J'rinceton Uni- 
versity ; has been in banking and other business 
in New York, Washington and Baltimore ; 
married, in 1909, a daughter of Admiral Con- 
verse, and lives near Baltimore : has one rlaugh- 
ter, born 19 10. 

( IX ) Huntington Wolcott. eighth chil<l and 
fourth son of John P. and Elizal)eth ( Wolcott ) 
Jackson, was born in Newark, January 28, 
1841, and died there January 3, 1901. He 
graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, 
Massachusetts, entering Princeton College in 
1S59. He was suspended fr(_im College with 
others in his junior year for refusing to take 
down the American flag from the tower of 
Nassau Hall, which he and other students had 
put there. However, he was granted his de- 

gree in 1863, while he was serving in the army. 
He entered the army as lieutenant September 
(1, 1862 : was present at the battle of Antietam, 
September 16-17, ^"d received especial men- 
tion lor gallantry and good conduct. Shortly 
after he was promoted to first lieutenant, and 
was assigned as aide-de-camp to General John 
Newton, commanding the Third Division, 
Sixth. Corps, Army of the Potomac, with 
whom he remained till the close of the war. 
To his bravery on numerous occasions the 
records of the war department bear witness. 
He was brevetted successively captain, major 
and lieutenant-colonel. He was badly wound- 
ed at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, but re- 
joined the staff of Newton in time to take part 
in Sherman's c>perations which led to the cap- 
ture of Atlanta. In the fall of 1864 he entered 
Harvard Law School, leaving in 1865; after a 
year of travel abroad, he began in 1867 the 
jiractice of law in Chicago. In 1868 he form- 
ed a partnershij) with David B. Lyman, which 
continued until 1895. His partner says of 
him: "He took a deep interest in public af- 
fairs, but never became a politician. He accept- 
ed once the office of town supervisor in order 
to fight corruption which had become a dis- 
grace to that part of the city where he lived." 
"His ability and integrity gave him position as 
a lawyer and standing with the Ijench. It 
brought him a large clientage and that success 
which he deserved." "He was a loyal member 
of the Presbyterian Church." "His religious 
views never led him into narrowness." By 
the will of his friend John Crerar he became 
together with Norman Williams, an executor 
and trustee of the Crerar estate and the sec- 
ond president of Crerar Library. He was a 
member of the Loyal Legion, and of various 
of the clubs and organizations of Chicago. 

JX) Schuyler Brinckerhofif, eleventh child 
and seventh son of John Peter and Elizabeth 
Huntington (Wolcott) Jackson, was born in 
Newark, New Jersey, June 16, 1849, and is 
now living in that city. He was educated at 
the Newark Academy, from which he gradu- 
ated in 18(15: at the Phillips Exeter Academy, 
Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 1866; 
at Yale L'niversity, graduating in 1871 ; and at 
Columbia University I^aw School, graduating 
in 1872. He was admitted to the New Jersey 
bar as attorney and solicitor in chancery at the 
November term, 1874, and as counsellor in 
1878. Since then he has been appointed mas- 
ter and examiner in chancery, special master 
in chancery, and New Jersey supreme court 
commissioner. He has always practiced in 



New Jersey. From 1879 to 1880 he was one 
of the aldermen of the city of Newark, in 1878 
a member of the New Jersey legislature, and 
in 1879 speaker of the house of assembly. He 
is a member of the Yale Alumni .Association, 
the Esse.x Club, the Fortnightly Club, and the 
FTistorical Society of .\"ew Jersey. He is a 
member and an elder of the South Park Pres- 
byterian Church in Newark, and a director in 
the Fidelity Trust Company of Newark, New 
Jersey. February 27. 1889, he married, at 
San Francisco, California, Angela, daughter 
of Andrew B. and Kate K. Forbes, whose 
children were : Stanle_\-, Cleveland, Morence, 
Katharine (now deceased ) and .Angela. Mr. 
T'orbes was a prominent capitalist and business 
man of San Francisco, at one time represent- 
ing the Pacific Alail steamship line, and after- 
wards the Mutual Life Insurance Company of 
New York. 

(XI) Philip Nye, eldest child of Frederick 
Wolcott and Nannie Jane (Nye) Jackson, was 
born Scjitember I, i860, in Newark, New Jer- 
sey, where he is now living. He w'as educated 
at the Newark .Academy, from which he grad- 
uated in 1877; at Princeton University, from 
which he graduated in 1881 ; and at the Col- 
umbia University Law School. July 18, 1882, 
he became assistant secretary of the Newark 
Electric Light and Power Company, wdiich 
position he held until 1896, when he was ad- 
vanced through the position of treasurer to 
that of vice-president. The corporation was 
then merged into the People's Light and Power 
Company, of wdiich he became president, and 
when in 1900 the change to the United Electric 
( bmpany of New Jersey was effected, he be- 
came one of the vice-presidents of the last 
named corjioration, which position he held 
until 1903, when he resigned. Mr. Jackson is 
a Republican, but has never been especially 
active in politics. He is one of the trustees 
of the New Jersey Historical Society, a mem- 
ber of the Wasliington .Association, of the 
Cliosophic Society of Princeton, of the Colo- 
nial Club, of the New A"ork Chamber of Com- 
merce, of the University Club of New York, 
of the Union League Club of New York, of 
the Society of the Cincinnati, of the Garfield 
Club of Newark, of the Somerset County 
Country Club, one of the managers of the 
American Bible Society, a trustee of the Ger- 
man Theological School, and a trustee of the 
Third Presbyterian Church of Newark. He 
is also a director in the Fireman's Insurance 
Company, and of the I'nited Railroad Com- 
pany. November 5, 1884, Piiilii) Nye Jack- 

son married, in Gcrmantdwh, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. .Margaret, youngest child of 
Edwin .A. and t'amilla (Ihrie) .Atlee, whose 
children were: .Albert; Lily, married Lind- 
ley Haines, of Philadelpiiia ; Edwin Ihrie, mar- 
ried Emily Potter; and .Margaret, born March 
20, 1863, married Philip Nye Jackson. Chil- 
dren of Philip Nye and Margaret (.Atlee) 
Jackson: i. .Nannie Nye, born August 11. 
1885; married \A'ashington Lewis, son of Ed- 
win Augustus and Emily Contee (Lewis) Ste- 
vens (see Stevens). 2. Edith Atlce, born 
October 6, 1886; married Thatcher Magoun 
.\dams Jr.; one child, Thatcher Magoun 13d), 
born February 24, 1907, died March 3, 1907. 
3 Frederick \\'olcott, born February 20, 1888. 
4. Alargaret .Atlee. November 11. 1890. 5. 
] hilip 'kye Jr., Alay 15, 1898. 6. .Schuyler 
i'rinckerhoti', .August 18, 1900. 

(XII) John I'rinckerhoff, second child of 
Frederick W'olcott and Nannie (Nye) Jack- 
son, was born in Newark, August 19, 1862, 
and is at present LInited States minister to 
Cuba, and resides in Havana. He was edu- 
cated at the Newark Academy, graduating in 
1879, and at the United States Naval .Academy 
at .Annapolis, Alaryland, from 1879 'o 1883. 
During the next two years he was attached to 
tile European S<|uadron, during the first year 
occupying the position of junior aide to .Ad- 
miral Baldwin, the commander-in-chief, and 
was offered the position by .Admiral English 
the following year. Returning to .Annapolis 
for his final examinations, he was commission- 
e<l ensign July i, 1885. After a course at the 
Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island, he 
was stationed at the Naval Ordnance Proving 
Grounds at .Annapolis. He resigned from the 
navy June 30, i88fi. and went to New York, 
where he entered the office of Robinson, Bright, 
Biddle & Ward, and at the same time attended 
lectures at the Law School of New A^ork Uni- 
versity, making a specialty of admiralty law. 
He was admitted to the New Abrk bar, Feb- 
ruary 14, 1889. .After a period spent in Euro- 
pean travel w'ith his wife he was appointed 
second secretary of the legation at Berlin by 
President Harrison, December 30, 1890. In 
1894, on the urgent recommendation of .Am- 
bassador Runyon, he was appointed by Presi- 
dent Cleveland, first secretary of embassy, and 
after .Ambassador Runyon's death he was for 
several months acting ambassador, and was at 
various times charge d'affaires. He continued 
to hold the first secretaryship during the entire 
term of office of President McKinlcy. In 1903 
President Roosevelt appointed hiiu minister to 



(jreece, Roumania and Servia, to which short- 
ly afterward Bulgaria was added. L'pon his 
recommendation, Roumania and Bulgaria were 
created a separate mission, and in 1905 he was 
reapi)ointed to Greece and Servia, to which 
Montenegro was added, having for the first 
time an American diplomatic representative. 
In 1907 he was appointed minister to Persia, 
and in December, 1909, to Cuba, where he took 
up his duties in March, 1910. He is a member 
of the L'liion League Club, the ITniversity 
Club, the Army and \avy Club of New York, 
the Rittenhouse Club of Philadelphia, and the 
Royal Yacht Club of Kiel. In 1896 he re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Master of Arts 
from Princeton College. He united in 1876 
with the South Park Presbyterian Church, but 
is now a member of the Episcopal Church.. 
April 26, 1886, John Brinckerhofif Jackson 
married Florence A. Baird, daughter of Mat- 
thew Baird, of Philadelphia, long connected 
Vijith the Baldwin locomotive works. They 
have had one child, Florence, born in April, 
1887, who lived only six weeks. 

(Xni) William Fessenden. third child of 
Frederick Wolcott and Nannie (Nye) Jack- 
son, was born in Newark, November 22, 1864. 
and lives at the family homestead, 656 High 
street. He was educated at Miss Stanley's 
school ; in Newark Academy, graduating in 
1881 : and at Princeton College, where he grad- 
uated with honors in the class of 1885. He 
entered the banking house of Brown, Shipley 
& Co. immediately upon graduation, but later 
became connected with enterprises in Newark, 
and is still interested in the l^'airlie & Wilson 
Coal Company. He was an original member 
of the Essex Troop, and was urgently in favor 
of the troop volunteering as a v\d:ole for serv- 
ice in the Spanish-American war. This not 
being accomplished, he went to the front on 
his own responsibility, hoping for appointment 
on the field, but instead found opportunity for 
good service in nursing the sick soldiers at 
Santiago and Montauk Point. He is a mem- 
ber of the University Club of New '\'ork and 
of others, and has spent considerable time in 
travel abroad and in this country. He is a 
member of the South Park Presbyterian 

(XIY) Frederick Wolcott Jr., fourth child 
and son of Frederick Wolcott and Nannie Jane 
(Nye) Jackson, was born in Newark, New 
Jersey, June i, 1867, and now lives at Glen 
Ridge, New Jersey. He studied at Miss Stan- 
ley's private school, graduated from the New- 
ark Academy in 1883, and from the John C. 

( ireen School of Science at Princeton Uni- 
versity, standing first in his class and receiving 
the degree of C. E. in 1887: and the Ph. B. 
degree from Columbia University the follow- 
ing year. He graduated from the Theological 
Seminary at I'rinceton in 1891. From 1892 
to 1894 he was a missionary of the Presby- 
terian Church at Chefoo, China. In 1894-95 
he attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 
in New York City. In 1895 he was assistant 
at the Old Stone Church in Cleveland, Ohio, 
and was pastor of the Scotch Presbyterian 
Church of Jersey City, from 1896 to 1900. 
I'Vom 1900 to 1906 he was engaged in home 
missionary work in Plot Springs, North Caro- 
lina. During the latter part of 1906 and 1907 
he resided in Germany with his family, study- 
ing in Jena L'niversity, and also traveled in 
Greece and Italy. In 1908 he became English 
professor in the German Theological School of 
Newark at Bloomfield, New Jersey. His chair 
includes the teaching of psychology, logic, Eng- 
lish and American literature, rhetoric, and also 
astronomy and geology. 

June 27, 1894, Rev. Frederick Wolcott Jack- 
son was married, in Savannah, Georgia, to 
Louise Gindrat. daughter of Thomas Clay and 
Eli;?abeth Wondbridge (Screven) Arnold. 
Children: i. Elizabeth Screven, born Septem- 
ber 12, 1895. 2. Frederick Huntington W'ol- 
cott, Se]5tember 25, 1897. 3. Louise Arnold, 
May 27, 1902. 4. Nannie Nye, September 9, 

(XV) Charles Huntington, fifth child of 
Frederick Wolcott and Nannie (Nye) Jack- 
son, was born at the Nye farm, Clinton town- 
-ship (now within the city limits of Newark), 
November 29, 18(19. He now lives at Greeley, 
Colorado. He was educated at Miss Stan- 
ley's school ; the Newark Academy, graduating 
in 1886; at Princeton College, graduating in 
1890: and at the Columbia Law School, gradu- 
ating in 1893. He was admitted to the New 
Jersey bar in 1895, ^"d admitted as a coun- 
sellor in 1901. He practiced law in Newark 
and Jersey City, being for some time connected 
with the firm of Bedle, Magie & Bedle. From 
1903 to 1907 he was connected with the Mutual 
Benefit Life Insurance Company. Since 1908 
he has resided in Colorado and is now estab- 
lishing himself in Greeley. 

(XYI) Nina Fessenden, seventh child and 
second daughter of Frederick Wolcott and 
Nannie Jane (Nye) Jackson, was born in 
Newark, New Jersey, June 11, 1874, and is 
now living in that city. April 19, 1900, she 
married Neilson, son of Gustavus Neilson and 



Margaret (Hall) Abeel, of Xewark. ( See 

(XVII) Oliver Wolcott, the eighth child 
and sixth .son of Frederick Wolcott and Nan- 
nie Jane (Nye) Jackson, wa.s born in Xewark. 
New Jer.sey. September 9. 1876, and is now 
living in that city. He was educated at the 
Newark Academy, graduating in 1894, and 
at I'rinceton University, from which he re- 
ceived his B. A. degree in 1898. He then took 
a position with the banking firm of C. C. Cuy- 
ler, Morgan & Company, and in 1902 started 
in the real estate business for himself. Mr. 
Jackson is a Republican, but not especially 
active in politics. His clubs are the Jersey 
Auto Club, the Deal Golf Club, the I'rinceton 
Club of New York, and the Colonial Club of 
I'rinceton. He is a member of the South 
I'ark Presbyterian Church in Newark. He 
is a director in the Manhattan and Essex Auto- 
mobile E.xpress Company. April 6, 1904, 
Oliver Wolcott Jackson was married, in Trin- 
ity Church, Newark, to Adele Prendergast, 

daughter of and F"rances ( Mackin ) 

Carpenter. Children: i. Frances .\dele. born 
January 5, 1906. 2. Loraine Wolcott, Decem- 
ber 31, 1907. 

The Christopher White family 
WHITE of New Jersey is descended from 
an ancient house of county Cum- 
berland, England, where Thomas White, father 
of the founder of the family, lived and became 
converted to the principles of George Fox. 
Soon after this Thomas White removed to 
London, and in 1664 he was taken from the 
Bull and Mouth meeting in that city and haled 
before the magistrate. He told Alderman 
Brown, before whom he was accused, that he 
thought that he, the alderman, had filled up 
the measure of his wickedness; and the in- 
censed official struck him in the face, kicked 
liim and sent him to Newgate jjrison. 

( I ) Christopher, son of Thomas White, was 
born in Cumrew, county Cumberland, Eng- 
land, and died in Salem county. New Jersey, 
between the middle of September and the end 
of December, 1693. Like his father, he also 
suffered much violence and persecution in Lon- 
don on account of his religious opinions : and 
it is probably that for this reason he concluded 
to emigrate to America. Accordingly, having 
purchased from John Fenwick, before the 
latter left England, about one thousand acres 
of land, he set sail in the ship "Kent," firegory 
and Marlowe, masters, and arrived in the Del- 
aware on .August 23, 1677. By trade he was 

a carpenter, and he soon became an active and 
a useful citizen in Fenwick's colony, taking up 
his land at .\lloways Creek. In 1(168 he mar- 
ried (first) Elizabeth (Wyatt) Leath, daugh- 
ter of John Wyatt, of Yorkshire, who died 
about 1671, leaving a daughter Elizaljeth, born 
in .Shadwell, near London, in i()()(j. He mar- 
ried (second) early in i('>74, Esther, widow of 
John Biddle, who survived him and died in 
1698, Children, by second marriage: Esther, 
married Israel Harrison ; Josiah. referred to 
below ; Joseph, born 11 mo. 5, 1678. 

(II) Josiah, son of Christopher and Esther 

( ) Biddle White, was born 7 mo. 3, 

1675, in London, and died in Alloways Creek 
in 1713. He became the owner of his father's 
real estate in New Jersey, and married, in 1698, 
Hannah Powell. Children : Christopher, born 
6 mo. 23, 1699, died young: Josiah, referred to 
below: Hannah, born 1710. 

(HI) Josiah (2), son of Josiah ( i ) and 
Hannah (Powell) White, was born in Allo- 
ways Creek, Salem county, New Jersey, 6 mo. 
21, 1705, and died in Evesham, Burlington 
county, ^lay 12, 1780. In 1698 the owners 
of the meadows and low land lying on .Allo- 
ways Creek had obtained a law from the West 
Jersey legislature enabling them to dam the 
creek, buy a sluiceway and drain the lands 
lying above the present Hancock's bridge. In 
1723 Josiah White made a contract to erect a 
dam and sluiceway, and gave a guarantee that 
it would stand one year, the forfeiture being 
liis pay for the job. The meadow owner above 
the dam found that the project was causing 
them a loss in more ways than one. The dam 
broke before the expiration of the year, and 
tradition says that it was cut on the night be- 
fore the year expired. Josiah White, having 
lost his pay for the erection of the dam, was 
obliged to sell his whole Salem county property 
to pay his obligation. When this was done, 
having five hundred pounds left and no family, 
he removed to Evesham, near the present Mt. 
Holly, and purchased land at the head waters 
of Rancocus creek, where he built a fulling 
mill in which he manufactured cloth for the 
greater part of the remainder of his life. 

Josiah White was a minister in the Society 
of Friends, and was recommended as such in 
1743. On the same day the celebrated John 
\\'oolman was also recommended by the" Mt. 
Holly monthly meeting. Josiah had the happy 
faculty of putting what he desired to say into 
brief pithy sentences. He had also iiibibed 
the Homeric idea that there were plants and 
herbs growing for the cure of every disease. 



and he was known far and wide as the "herb 
doctor," not only using no other medicine in 
his own family, but being frequently sent for 
to minister to the ailments of his neighbors. 
He was a man of clear and comprehensive 
judgment, and the great qualities with which 
he was endowed have been transmitted in a 
remarkable degree to his descendants of the 
third and fourth generations, as their lives and 
their undertakings for the public good fully 
demonstrate. He was the intimate friend of 
Benjamin Eranklin, and also of his son, Gov- 
ernor William Franklin, whose country seat 
was near Mt. Holly. 

Josiah White married, lo mo. i, 1774, at 
Evesham monthly meeting, Rebecca, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Rebecca Foster, a descendant 
of the I'.orden family, after which Bordentown 
is named. She was born 10 mo. I, 1702, and 
died December 6, 1771. Children: i. Amy, 
born 5 mo. 13, 1737, died at age of thirteen 
months. 2. Hannah, born 11 mo. 28, 1739; 
married (first) Thomas Prior; (second) Dan- 
iel Drinker. 3. Josiah, born 4 mo. 24, 1742, 
died aged two years. 4. Rebecca, born 3 mo. 

15, 1745; mariied Redman. 5. John, 

referred to below. 6. Josiah, born 8 mo. 20, 


(IV) John, son of Josiah (2) and Rebecca 

(Foster) White, was born in Evesham, 7 mo. 
9, 1747, and died in Mt. Holly, August 21, 
1785. June 7, 1775, he married Rebecca, 
daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah (Bonnell) 
liaines (see Flaines). Children: i. Josiah, 
born April 18, 1776, died May 19, 1776. 2. 
John, born April 2, 1777, died August 13, 1798. 
3. Christopher, born September 17, 1779, died 
September, 1796. 4. Josiah, referred to below. 
5. Hannah, born February 3, 1783, died Sep- 
tember 13, 1785. 6. Joseph, referred to below. 

(V) Josiah, son of John and Rebecca 
(Haines) White, was born in Mt. Holly, April 
3. 1781, and died in Philadelphia, November 
14, 1850. He was the pioneer in introducing 
the Schuylkill water for the use of the inhabit- 
ants of Philadelphia ; and he was also one of 
the first projectors of the Schuylkill canal and 
of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. 
This last he commenced and completed nearly 
all together by his own individual exertions, 
so as to enable the different coal companies 
then (organizing in the anthracite coal region 
to have a Philadelphia market. He was much 
interested in the subject of education, espe- 
cially in diffusion among the lower classes of 
the people, in a way to make them self-reliant 
and self-supporting: and he often contributed 

hberally for this purpose, in particular be- 
queathing funds for the establishment of two 
labor manual schools, one in Indiana and the 
other in Iowa, which should give special prom- 
inence to the religious and moral training of 
their pupils. Shortly after his death a man 
who knew him well, wrote, "I know of no 
man to whom the citizens of Philadelphia are 
so much indebted for substantial benefits they 
have so long enjoyed, as they are to Josiah 
White." In 1805 Josiah White married (first) 
Catharine Ridgway, of Burlington county, 
who died shortly afterward, leaving no issue. 
He married (second) September 6, 1810, Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of Solomon and Hannah White 
of Philadelphia. Children by second marriage : 

1. Hannah, born May 29, 181 1 ; married Rich- 
ard Richardson, of New Castle county, Dela- 
ware, son of Ashton and Mary Richardson. 

2. John Christopher, born September 22, 1812, 
died May 9, 1822. 3. Solomon, born October 
16, 1813, died February 20, 1832. 4. Josiah, 
born January 23, 1815, died February i, 1820. 
5 Rebecca, born December 15, 1816; unmar- 

( V ) Josei)h. yoimgest child of John and Re- 
becca ( Haines) White, was born in Mt. Holly, 
New Jersey, December 28, 1785, and died May 
25, 1827. Like his elder brother Josiah, he 
inherited from his ancestors that great energy 
of character and cast of mind which made 
them pioneers in new and important improve- 
ments for the benefit of mankind. Had his 
life been extended to the allotted three score 
years and ten, he had the ability and energy, 
as is abundantly proven, by the following ex- 
tract from the account of his life written by 
his son Barclay, referred to below, to have 
risen as high or even higher on the pinnacle 
of fame in the history of his country as his 
elder brother. 

In 181 1 he left Philadelphia, intending to 
travel on horseback to St. Louis and other 
places in the west and south to extend the 
business of his firm and collect the debts due 
it. This firm, long known as White & Lippin- 
cott, of III Market street, Philadelphia, had 
1)cen founded in 1808, when he and Samuel 
Lippincott had purchased the hardware stock 
of the former's brother, Josiah White. Stop- 
ping at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Joseph 
White met, by accident, Elisha Hunt, who 
with his brother Caleb, were merchants of the 
I)lace. The Hunts made Mr. White a proposi- 
tion that if he would give up his journey and 
assist them in building and freighting a keel- 
boat, Caleb Hunt would join him on his St. 



Louis trip. Joseph White a<;reccl, and in 1812 
lie and Caleb, with a crew of French Canadian 
boatmen, started from Brownsville for St. 
Louis. The trip was successful and they 
brought the boat back as far as Smithland, at 
the mouth of the Cumlierland river, where a 
few friends left it and journeyed on horseback 
to Shepardsville, Kentucky, where they sepa- 
rated, Joseph White going on to Louisville, 
Frankfort. Lexington, and then to Knoxville, 
Tennessee, where he formed the acquaintance 
of the governor. After this he travelled 
through X'irginia and Maryland, and returned 
to Philadel]>hia about the end of 1812. On his 
return he and Elisha Hunt organized a stock 
company to construct steamboats for carrying 
passengers and freight between Pittsburg and 
New Orleans. They engaged the services of 
Daniel French, who owned a steamboat patent, 
and was operating one of his vessels on the 
Delaware between Camden and Philadelphia. 
Shops were erected at Brownsville, Pennsyl- 
\ania, the steamboat "Enterprise" was con- 
structed at a cost of about $15,000, and in 
181 3 went on her initial voyage to New Or- 
leans, under the command of Captain Henry 
Shreve. Reaching the latter place, the vessel 
was seized by the state marshal at the instance 
of Fulton and ex-Chancellor Livingston, for 
coming within the limits of Louisiana, as they 
had a charter from the legislature of that state 
granting them the exclusive privilege of run- 
ning steamboats on all the state's waters. Cap- 
tain Shreve gave security for trial, and the 
vessel returned home with a full cargo of 
freight and passengers. On her next voyage 
General Jackson impressed her into the service 
of the L'nited States, and she only made three 
round trips between Pittsburg and New Or- 
leans before the end of the war of 1812. On 
her fourth voyage the crew abandoned her at 
Shippen"s port, below the falls of the Ohio, 
and she there sank. Fulton and Livingston 
obtained judgment against the company in the 
state courts, but on appeal the Federal courts 
reversed the decision and declared the naviga- 
tion of the Mississippi open to all. The steam- 
boat company, having had ill fortune with 
their second boat "Despatch," became discour- 
aged and dissolved, and Himt and White then 

i turned their Brownsville shops into a manu- 
factory for tools needed in constructing steam 
machinery. The importance of their venture 
lies in the fact that they initiated the move- 
ment which enrled in turning over the control 
of all interstate navigable waters to the Fed- 

' •era! government, 


December 18, 1807, Josejjh White married 
Rebecca, daughter of Daniel Doughty and Eliz- 
abeth (.Schooley) Smith (see Smith j. Chil- 
dren: I. Jc>hn Josiah, referred to below. 2. 
Daniel Smith, married Rebecca L. Shreve. 3. 
Elizabeth, married Joshua Lippincott. 4. Sarah 
S., died unmarried. 5. Lloward, died unmar- 
ried. 6. Barclay, referred to below. 7. Anna 
Maria, married J. Gibbon Hunt, M. D. 

(\T) John Josiah, eldest ciiild of Josiah 
and Rebecca (Smith) White, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 12, 1808, 
and died in the same city in the year 1878. He 
was a lawyer by profession, and conducted an 
active and distinguished practice in Philadel- 
phia until; when only about forty-five years 
of age, he became convinced that the "testi- 
mony" which Friends hold against the taking 
of an oath, prevented him from conscientiously 
continuing in active court practice. He there- 
upon gave up all his practice excepting the con- 
veyancing part, which he continued thereafter. 
He became a distinguished minister with the 
Hicksite branch of the Society of Friends 
shortly after this time, and so continued during 
the remainder of his life. He was a great stu- 
dent and deep reader, and his was looked upon 
as one of the best historically informed minds 
in the city of Philadelphia during the latter 
part of his life. He was an eminent Greek 
and Sanscrit scholar, and spoke the German, 
French, Spanish and Italian languages with 
considerable fluency and read their literature 
in the original. He had also a very decided 
mechanical turn of mind, and originated sev- 
eral inventions for which he took out patents. 
One of these, taken out years before the in- 
vention of the modern bicycle, was for a two- 
wheeled vehicle to carry one person and be 
propelled by pedals in a somewhat similar 
manner to the bicycle afterward invented, ex- 
cept that the wdieels were placed side by side, 
instead of one ahead of the other. He con- 
structed one of these bicycles with wheels 
twelve feet in height, but finding in actual prac- 
tice the machine very difficult to steer, de])end- 
ing entirely upon brakes applied to one side 
and then the other, he abandoned the idea. 

On loth mo. 2nd, 1834. he married .Mary 
Kirkbride Shoemaker, daughter of Dr. Nathan 
and Frances Maria (Kirkbride) Shoemaker 
< see Shoemaker line), anfl their children were: 
I. Frances Maria, married Nathan H. Sharpless, 
who becnmc a distinguished member of the Phil- 
adelphia bar. 2. Josiah, referred to below. 3. Re- 
becca .'^mith, married T. Elwood l^)artram. of 
Lansdownc, I'ennsylvania. 4. John Shoemaker, 



died unmarried at the age of twenty-eight. Chil- 
dren by his second marriage with Abigail Weav- 
er: Dr. Joseph Weaver White, a dentist of f'hil- 
adelphia, and Samuel Jennings White, who mar- 
ried Amanda Seal, and who became the chief 
chemist of the United Gas Imi)rovement Com- 
pany, before his death at the early age of thirty- 
five years, leaving two children — Maurice and 

( \TI ) Josiah, son of John Josiah and Mary 
Kirkbride (Shoemaker) White, was born in 
I'hiladclphia. l^ennsylvania, March 13, 1841. He 
received an excellent education at the Friends' 
Central School, I'ifteenth and Race streets, 
Philadel])hia, under /\aron Ivins (who was its 
great principal for (jver half of the nineteenth 
century ) , graduating in the same class with 
(.'lenient .\. CSriscom, Isaac H. Clothier. Dilhvyn 
Parrish and Dr. James Tyson, who were his 
particular school friends. 

On October 2d. i8fi2, he was married with 
]\Iary Kirby Allen, daughter of Joshua and 
Margaret ( Dilks ) .Allen (see Allen line), of 
Haddonfield, Camden county, Xew Jersey, who 
had als(_i graduated as a member of the same 
class with himself in l'"riends' Central School in 
Philadeli)hia. Having taken up agriculture, he 
purchased a farm in llurlington county, opposite 
the Mount near Pembertnn. Xew Jersey, where 
were li(jrn his first two children, John Josiah. 
referred to below, and Elizabeth, who married 
Isaac H. Dixon, of Baltimore. He subsequently 
removed to Dent(.)n, Caroline county, on the 
"Eastern Shore" nf Maryland, where he was 
tlie pioneer in the idea ( suice successfully en- 
larged further south) of raising early vege- 
tables and small berries in a more southern 
climate, for supplying the northern markets. 
He was successful in this enterprise, but after 
a few years, sections further south in the Caro- 
linas, Georgia, and afterward Florida, were 
able to supply this produce much earlier, and 
consequently procure the early [jrices. He 
then turned for a market for the berry-and- 
vegetable-growing industry, which had sprung 
up on the Easttrn Peninsula of Maryland an<l 
Virginia, to the canning industry, and in 1872 
constructed, with a parttier, Charles A. Dun- 
ning, the first canning house ever built on the 
Eastern Shore, where now there are many 
hundreds. This canning house, wdiich has been 
in continual oper.Ttion ever since (thirty-four 
years) was three hundred feet long, three 
stories high, and employed two hundred and 
fifty men and women. It was regarded as a 
wonderfully bold and venturesome enterprise. 
The community was exceedingly poor and the 

new industry was a great blessing. There was 
no bank within twenty miles, and the brass 
checks given out for fruit delivered and for 
the piece work, by which a large number of 
tlie eni|)loyees were paid in the factory, pass- 
ed for currency in the community until at the 
end of each month they were sent in by the 
merchants and cashed by checks on the distant 
bank. It was with great difficulty that farmers 
were then persuaded to plant three and four 
acres in tomatoes. Wheat was the principal 
product and yielded about fifteen dollars per 
acre. In the same communit}' at the present 
time, farmers plant from twenty-five to one 
hundred acres in tomatoes, and even at the 
present lower prices and higher wages net 
fifty dollars per acre from the tomatoes sup- 
])lied to the canning houses. The industry 
thus introduced by Mr. White thirty-four years 
ago has now made the county the richest on 
the whole Peninsula, instead of by far the 
piiorest, as it was originally. Disastrous fail- 
ures of firms, to which big sales of canned 
goods had been made, swept away the young 
canning firm's limited capital, however, some 
years later, and ^Ir. \\'hite returned with his 
famil_\- to the neighborhood of Philadelphia, 
and three years later came back to the state 
( Xew Jersey) where he had first started farm- 
ing and where his ancestors had lived during 
two centuries. He purchased, in 1888. in At- 
lantic City, The Luray. a three-story one-hun- 
clred-room boarding house, on the west side of 
Kentucky avenue, two hundred and fifty feet 
from the beach. The season in Atlantic City 
at that time coiumenced July ist and ended 
Se|)tember ist, and the first season's business 
did not jiay the running expenses of the house, 
not to speak of taxes, interest on mortgages, 
fire insurance, and other fi.xed charges. In- 
stead of despairing, however, Mr. White and 
his wife, with a sjjlendid courage and per- 
sistence, borrowed a('ditional ca])ital. added a 
story to The "Luray," and with the increased 
caiiacity thus produced managed to just about 
come out even the second year. The next 
year he opened his house for Lincoln's birth- 
day in February, and started in to help create 
the "S])ring Season," which has contributed 
such a famous portion of Atlantic City's popu- 
larity. At that time no one thought of com- 
ing to Atlantic City until summer, and the task 
of creating a new season was indeed pioneer 
work. The following fall The Luray remained 
open througliout the entire winter and from 
that date Atlantic City commenced its at first 
slow struggle, since crowned with such marked 

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success, to become an all-the-year-around re- 
sort. The gain was gradual, and at first the 
experiment was very expensive, a loss of be- 
tween five and ten thousand dollars resulting 
from the fir^t winter's business. Gradually 
this changed, however, and the pioneers, to 
whose enterprise and courage the resort is 
indebted for its great success, gradually turn- 
ed the point between loss and profit, and the 
winter and spring .seasons, which they had 
instituted, became, if anything, more popular 
and profitable than the summer season had 
been before. 

In 1892 the propert}- extending from The 
Euray out to the ocean was acquired, and the 
house again enlarged, and in 1895 •*^I'"- ^Vhite 
constructed the New Luray. having a capacity 
of four hundred and fifty guests, and which, 
until it was burned in the great fire of iqo2. 
originating nearly a block away, was one of 
the most popular and successful of .\tlantic 
City's famous hostelries. 

Mr. White's second son. Allen Kirb}-. after 
he graduated from Swarthmore College in 
1894. became associated with his father in 
business under the firm name of Josiah White 
& Son, and with his professional training as a 
mechanical engineer and his natural aptitude 
• for machinery, was a very important element, 
contributing to the success of the enterprise. 
In 1901 Mr. White's eldest son, John Josiah. 
a member of the Philadelphia bar. purchased 
the lot of ground then occupied by the Sisters 
of The Sacred Heart, an old French Catholic 
order, and upon which the Marlborough now 
stands. A corporation, the Marlborough House 
Company, was then formed, with Josiah White 
(the father) as president, and his three sons, 
John Tosiah, Allen Kirby (both above men- 
tioned ) and Charles D. (who was then also 
;)racticing law in Philadelphia ) as vice-presi- 
dent, treasurer, and secretary, respectively, 
and who between them were and have con- 
tinued to be the owners of all the company's 
stock. The lot of ground was transferred to 
this corporation by John Josiah White ( next 
hereafter mentioned), who also entered into a 
contract to construct the Marlborough Mouse 
tiiereon. The ground was subject to certain re- 
strictions, one of which was that no building 
other than dwelling house could ever be erected 
I thereon. It was supposed that this restriction 
I had been abandoned and that every one interest- 
ed therein was satisfied to have The Marlbor- 
ough constructed, as proposed. The foundation 
; stage, however, had hardly been comjjleted when 
I injunction proceedings were commenced by the 

owner of a neighboring ])ro])crty to prevent 
the construction of the building. .Application 
was made before Vice-Chancellor (now Justice 
of the .Su])reme Court) .\lfred Reed, on the 
last day of the term before the summer vaca- 
tion, for a restraining order to stop construc- 
tion until the final hearing of the case. \'ice- 
t hancellor Reed had during the entire winter 
been ])erformingnot only his own judicial duties 
but also taking care of those of a sick brother 
\ ice-Chancellor, and he had arranged to spend 
his vacation in Europe, and expected to sail 
two days later. .After the argument for and 
against the restraining order had been com- 
pleted, the \'ice-Chancellor, upon his own mo- 
tion and without any a])plication to that effect 
having been made, announced tiiat. "as it ap- 
pears to me that irrepar:d)le damage would 
result from the delay which a restraining order 
would occasion should the injunction be re- 
fused upon final hearing." he would delay his 
pro]josed vacation for two weeks in order that 
both sides might take their testimony before a 
master and be prepared for final hearing be- 
fore him at the end of ten days. This was 
done, the case was argued, with the testimony 
all in, and a decree refusing the injunction 
was the result. Appeal to the court of errors 
Vv-as made, but because of the crowded dockets 
of that court it was evident that argument 
could not take place for nearly a year. Under 
these circumstances, delay being disastrous, the 
construction of The Marlborough was proceed- 
ed with, and the house was actually completed, 
opened, and occupied by between five and six 
hundred guests when the case came up to be 
argued before the court of errors. Fortunately 
the opinion of Vice-Chancellor Reed was 
affirmed by the court of errors, and conse- 
(|uently it did not become necessary to tear 
down The Marlborough, which even then and 
before the construction of The lilenbeim, was 
probably the most advanced resort house in 
.America. Had the first application for a re- 
straining order been granted, the consequent 
loss from a \ear or more of delay would 
have resulted in financial disaster to the 
vounger Mr. White, in which case The Marl- 
liorough would never have been completed 
and The filenheim would not have been built. 
The ultimate, artistic and financial success of 
the Marlhorough-IUenheim. therefore, is clear- 
ly attributable, and by all of the Whites, father 
and sons, is heartily attributed, to the conscien- 
tiousness and high sense of judicial duty of 
this Xew Jersey judge (\'ice-Chancellor Reed), 
who recognizing that in this instance tardy jus- 



ticc would probably be injustice, sacrificed his 
own comfort and much needed rest to his high 
sense of the duties incumlient upon his posi- 

In the fall of 1905 the ground on the oppo- 
site side of Ohio avenue from The Marlbor- 
ough was purchased and The Blenheim, at 
that time the largest reinfcirced-concrete-con- 
struction building which had been attempted, 
was erected, and connecting by bridges across 
Ohio avenue with The Marlborough, forms with 
it The Marlborough-Blenheim, now recognized 
as the most complete resort house in the world. 
Reinforced concrete was in its infant stages 
wdien The Blenheim was built, and people in 
general looked upon as particularly hazardous 
the proposition to construct with this material 
so large and high a building as The Blenheim, 
with its twelve stories. A careless mi.xture of 
a single barrow of concrete, whereby it did not 
receive its proper share of cement, or careless- 
ness in placing reinforcing bars, would in all 
probability result in the whole structure fall- 
ing down when the wooden forms, within 
which the concrete v\'as poured, were removed. 
Every one knew that if the building stood up 
all right two weeks after these forms were 
removed, its strength would double and treble 
each year during the next five years, but other 
disasters had taught those who knew, that a 
little carelessness would cause complete ruin 
before the building was entirely completed. It 
was probably this thought which prom[)ted 
the latter part of the statement made to John 
J. White, who had most to do with the con- 
struction part of the enterprise, by Thomas A. 
Edison, the famous inventor and expert, 
who, when the reinforced concrete work 
had just been completed and the wooden 
forms had been entirely removed, after making 
a thorough inspection of the entire job, said to 
Mr. White: "\\'ell, it is the coming construc- 
tion for all great buildings ; it won't bend, it 
won"t break, and you could not burn it if you 
tried; but. young man, you have some ncrz'e." 
In advertising the opening of The Marlbor- 
ough-Blenheim, the first part of Mr. Edison's 
sentence was during the entire year a promi- 
nent feature over his name in the newspaper 
cuts of the house, but the portion of the sen- 
tence referring to Mr. White's nerve was some- 
how overlooked and did not appear in these 

Children of Josiah White and Mary Kirby 
(Allen) White: i. John Josiah, referred to 
above and hereafter. 2. Elizabeth, married Isaac 
H. Dixon, of Baltimore. 3. Mary K., died five 

years old. 4. Frances M. (unmarried). 5. .Mien 
Kirby, referred to below. 6. Charles Doughty, 
leferred to below. 7. Gertrude Allen, married 
John L. Coppage, of Los Angeles, California. 

(\'III) John Josiah, eldest son of Josiah 
and Mary Kirby (Allen) White, was born 
near Pemberton, Burlington county, New Jer- 
se)', August 16, 1863. When five years of 
age his father's family moved to the Eastern 
Shore of Maryland, Denton, Caroline county, 
and his early education was received in the 
excellent public schools at that place until in 
1880 he entered Swarthmore College, where 
he remained two years, completing the fresh- 
man and sophomore classes. He then entered 
the Law Department of The University of 
Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 
1884, and after waiting three months to become 
of age, was admitted to the Philadelphia bar 
and to the bar of Delaware county, Pennsyl- 
vania, in the fall of that year, where he con- 
tinued in general active practice until 1901. 
He then purchased the tract of land upon 
whicii The Marlborough House was built, and 
upon its completion entered into partnership 
with his father and brothers, Allen K. and 
Charles D. White, in the management thereof 
u.nder the firm name of Josiah White & Sons, 
since incorporation under the name of Josiah 
White & Sons Company, of which company 
he is first vice-president, and one of the four 
directors, his father being president, and his 
two brothers, respectively, second vice-presi- 
dent and treasurer, and third vice-president 
and secretary. 

On February 18, 1890, he married Laura 
Carolene, daughter of John Wesley Harris 
and Carolene Delacroix Harris, the latter 
being a grandniece of the celebrated French 
painter, Eugene Delacroix, and a granddaugh- 
ter of Joseph Delacroix, refugee from Paris 
in the time of the French revolution, whose 
property had been confiscated or destroyed 
and who with his family immigrated to Phil- 
adelphia, where he became a distinguished pro- 
fessor of languages. They have one child, 
Elizabeth, born June 3rd, 1891. 

(IX) Elizabeth (White) Dixon, daughter 
of Josiah and Mary Kirby (Allen) White, 
married Isaac H. Dixon, of Baltimore, Mary- 
land. They have eight children: William T., 
Frances, Mary Allen and Elizabeth (twins), 
Katharine, Gertrude Allen, Deborah and Isaac 
II. Jr. 

(X) Allen Kirby White, son of Josiah and 
Mary Kirby (Allen) White, was born near 
Denton, Maryland, December 14, 1872. He 

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iccciveil his early education in the j)ubhc 
schools of Caroline county. .Maryhuul, and 
then went to Swarthmore College, from which 
he graduated in the class of 1894. lie then 
went into business with his father in Atlantic 
City in the firu'- of Josiah White & Son, as 
proprietors and managers of The Luray, which 
firm was upon the construction of The Marl- 
borough (the extensive machinery plant of 
which and of the Blenheim he designed and 
constructed) subsequently enlarged by the ad- 
mission of his two brothers, John Josiah and 
Charles Doughty, and became Josiah White & 
Sons, subsequently incorporated, as at jiresent, 
into Josiah \\"hite & Sons Company, of which 
company Allen Kirby White is second-vice- 
president, treasurer, and one of the four di- 

Allen Kirby White, on October 15, 1896, 
married Emma Chambers, daughter of Thomas 
Seal Cliambers and Albina Hayes, of Union- 
ville, Chester county, Pennsylvania : and has 
four children: John Josiah, Carolien, Mary 
Allen and Dorothy. 

( XI ) Charles Doughty White, third son of Jo- 
siah and Mary Kirby C^llen) White, was born 
July 7, 1873, near Denton, Caroline county, 
.Maryland, where he received his earlyeducation 
in the public schools, and afterward entered 
Swarthmore College, where he continued 
tiirough the freshman and sophomore years, 
after which he entered The University of Penn- 
sylvania Law Department, from which he grad- 
uated in the class of 189''). He was then admitted 
to practice at the Philadelphia bar and the bar 
of Delaware county, Pennsylvania, where he 
continued in active practice until 1902, when 
he went to .Atlantic City and became a member 
01 the firm of Josiah \Vhite & Sons, afterward 
incorporated under its present name of Josiah 
White & Sons Company, of which company 
he is third vice-president and secretary, and 
one of the four directors. He married Mar- 
garet Jean I'isher. of Brooklyn, New York. He 
has fi)ur children : Bertha, Esther. Josiah and 

(XII) Gertrude Allen White, <laughter of 
Josiah and Mary Kirby (Allen) White, was 
born near Denton, Maryland. She married 
John L. Coppage, of Los Angeles, California, 
snd has two children : Frances M. and Ed- 

(The Haines Line). 

The Haines family is of Saxon origin, and 
is found in many of the counties of England. 
In New Jersey there are at least two distinct 
branches — one the descendants of the Haynes 

who emigrated to Massachusetts Bay in the 
"Cjriffin," in 1633, one of whose descendants 
became governor of Massachusetts, and an- 
other the founder of the East Jersey branch of 
the family in Elizabethtown ; and the secofid 
coming from county Northami)ton, England, 
and being the founder of the celebrated West 
Jersey branch. 

(I) Richard Haines, founder of the West 
Jersey branch of the family, left the parish of 
"lynhoe of ye Hill," Northamptonshire, h'.ng- 
land. with his wife and children, sailed from 
the Downes in the ship "Amity," Richard Dia- 
mond, master, April 23, 1682. The voyage 
was long and tedious, and the father sickened 
and died, and after his death Joseph, the fifth 
son, was born in midocean. John, the eldest 
son, had come to .America two years previous- 
ly, and was living in a cave in Haines' bank, 
below Lumberton, New Jersey, on the south 
branch of the Rancocus creek. The family 
landed in Burlington in the fall of 1682, and 
tlie widow Haines married, in 1685, at Thomas 
Gardiner's house in Burlington, Henry Birch- 
am Neshaminy, of Bucks county, Pennsyl- 
vania. Children: i. John, died 1728 ; married 
(first) Esther Borton ; (second) Hannah 
Wood. 2. Richard, died 1746; married Mary 
Carlysle : according to tradition of Lenni 
Lenape Indian lineage. 3. William, referred 
to below. 4. Thomas, born 1674, died 1748: 
married Elizabeth, sister to Francis .Austin, 
the emigrant. 5. Mary. 6. Joseph, born 1682, 
died September 12, 1763: married (first) Doro- 
thy : I second) Elizabeth Thomas, who 

died November 24, 1796, aged exactly one him- 
dred years. 

(H") William, third child of Richard and 
Alargaret Haines, was born in 1672, and died 
in 1754. He located one hundred acres of 
land near Nancutting's old ])lantation, in 1689, 
and land in Northampton township, Burling- 
ton county, in 1712. In 1689 he also purchased 
one hundred acres of Samuel Jennings, and in 
1693 another hundred acres of Elias and John 
Burling, and still another hundred acres in 
16)8 of Chrisloi)her Wetherill. In 1695 he 
married. Sarah, daughter of John Paine, of 
Wellingborough township, Burlington county. 
Children: i. Jacob, born i')99; married Han- 
nah Stokes. 2. Margaret, born 1701 ; married 

Brown. 3. Nathan, born 1703, died 

175 1 ; married Sarah, daughter of Francis and 
Mary (Borton) .Austin. 4. Samuel, born 1705; 
married Lydia Stokes. 5. Nathaniel, born 
1707. died 1788: married Mary Harvey. 6. 
Jeremiah, referred to below. 



(Ill) Jeremiah, youngest son of William 
and Sarah (Pame) Haines, was born in North- 
ampton township, Burlington county, in 1713. 
and died about 1774. In 1736 he married Han- 
nah, daughter of Robert I'.onnell. Children: 
I. Robert, born 10 mo. 17, 1741 ; married 
Rachel, daughter of William and Sarah ( Stock- 
ton ) Jones Venicome. 2. Sarah, born 4 mo. 
25. 1737: married Isaac Hilliard. 3. William, 
born I mo. 29, 1739; married Mary Eastblack. 
4. Rebecca, referred to below. 5. Frances, 
born 8 mo. 10. 1746; married John Hilliard. 
6. Hannah, born I mo. 16, 1749; married Sam- 
uel Woolston. 7. Jeremiah, born 7 mo. 14, 


( I\' ) Rebecca, daughtei of Jeremiali and 
Hannah ( Rcnnell ) Haines, was born in North- 
ampton township, Burlington county. New 
Jersey, 7 mo. 27, 1744, and died at Mt. Holly, 
March 22. 1826. June 7. 1775, she married 
John, son of Josiah and Rebecca (Foster) 
White ((|. V.) (see White line above). 

(The Smith Line). 

Thanks to the preservation of the old 
"Buggs" or "Trekle" Bible brought over by 
one of the Smitli brothers who came to Amer- 
ica over two centuries ago, we have accurate 
information regarding the family in England. 
The line is traceable to William Smith, a 
farmer or yeoman, who resided in the parish 
of Bramham, West Riding, of Yorkshire, in 
the sixteenth century. 

( I ) Richard, son of William Smith, iif 
Bramham. was baptized in the jjarish church 
there May 13. 1593. and was buried in the 
[wrish churchyard November 19. 1647. He 
was a contemporary of the hero of the Eliza- 
bethan period and of the first two Stuart 
reigns, and he lived in "a substantial mansion" 
near Bramham, which was found by William 
Dillwyn (a descendant, about 1800) still in 
the possession of a branch of their descendants. 
The then owners told W. D, that "it was built 
by Richard Smith, the first in the Elizabethan 
or Jacobean period in architecture." Richard 
Smith marrieil about 1620, and among his chil- 
dren was Richard, referred to below. 

(ID Richard (2), son of Richard (i), of 
Bramham, was baptized October 13, 1626. and 
died January 26, 1688. He was educated for 
the law. but his father dying about the time 
he came of age, he was thrown ujion his own 
resources. He was one of the earliest of the 
converts to the creed of George Fox, and in 
1650. while W'illiam Penn was hardly more 
than a babv, Smith wrote a tract called "A 

Christian Directory," in which he clearly 
demonstrated the Friends' doctrine of the Holy 
Spirit. In 1655, when Miles Halhead and 
Thomas Salthouse were arrested for holding 
meetings cont'ary to law. Smith was one of 
the leading Friends who entered security for 
them. February 9, 1660, he was arrested, and 
with five hundred others was imprisoned in 
^'ork Castle. Later in the same year he wrote 
his famons "Letter to a Priest of the Church 
of England." About four months after his 
death, his widow was committed to York Castle 
for refusal to pay tithes, and two years later 
she and her youngest son, the others having 
already emigrated to America, were assessed 
IZT, 17 shillings, which the officials appropriated 
out of her property. February 23, 1653, Rich- 
ard Smith married Anne, daughter of \\'illiam 
Yeates, of Alborongh. Children: i. Hannah, 
emigrated tn America. 2. Mary, died in in- 
fancy. 3. John, born March 2~, 1637, died 
1699; emigrated to America in the "Kent." 4, 
Sarah, died in infancy. 3. Deborah, emigrated 
to America in if)9i. 6. Benjamin, died in 
England. 7. Elkanah, died in infancy. 8. 
Daniel, born Jainiary 14, i6')3, died August 
4, 1742: emigiated to America in 1691 ; mar- 
ried Mary Alurfin. 9. Joseph, born March 
4 1(367, clicd 1730, emigrated to America in 
1691 ; married Catharine Lynch. 10. Emanuel, 
born 1669 or 1670, died 1720; emigrated to 
.America in 169 1 ; married Mary Willis. 11. 
Samuel, referred to below. 12. Richard, bom 
April 23, 1674. died 1730; married Anne Mar- 

(Ill) Samuel, son of Richard and Ann 
( ^'eates ) Smith, was born May I, 1672, at 
Bramham, and died April 18, 1718, in Burling- 
ton, New Jersey. In 1694 he followed his 
brothers to the new world, where he became 
an active member of society and was recog- 
nized by his neighbors as possessing the qualities 
of leadership. He was chosen to represent 
Burlington in the assembly, and in the year 
i7i(') his colleague was his brother Daniel. He 
engaged in both agricultural and mercantile 
pursuits and acquired considerable wealth for 
that early jieriod, Joseph Sansom. in his "Mean- 
while," written in 1728, says of him that he 
was "much respected in his public capacity as 
a man of jirinciple and conduct, was of a mild 
and benevolent disposition, rather inclined to 
retirement, yet no stranger either to the duties 
oi' the pleasures of society." The "History of 
New Jersey." of which his grandson and name- 
sake Samuel Smith was the author, says, "In 
1718 died Samuel Smith, one of the members 



of assembly for Burlington ; he had sought 
happiness in the (|uiets of obscurity, but being 
against his inclination, called to this and other 
publick stations, he jiassed thro' them with a 
clear reputation: In private life he was in- 
offensive, benevolent, steady and res])ected." 
Samuel Smith married ( first ) Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Edmond Lovett, a prominent citizen of 
Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and a member of 
the provincial assembly from that county. He 
married (second) Dorothy Gyles. Children, 
all by first marriage: i. Richard, referred to 
below. 2. Samuel, died umnarried. 3. Mary, 
born June 15, 1701, married Joseph .\oble. 

(IV) Riciiard. eldest child of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Lovett) Smith, was born in P.ur- 
liiigt(^n, July 5. iC)99, and died at Perth .-\mboy, 
November 9. 1751. He was extensively en- 
gaged in conmierce with the West Indies, and 
cwned a good deal of vessel jjroperty, his 
ships in fact being built under his own sujier- 
vision, and his sons making fre(|uent voyages 
in them as super cargoes. He acc|uired large 
wealth, and of him it has been said, "Richard 
Smith appears to have combined, in an unusual 
degree the virtues of energy and business abil- 
ity with gentleness and tenderness of heart. 
His hospitality was largely exercised toward 
travelling Friends, as extant letters from such 
men as Isaac Norris and others amply testi- 
fied.'' Like his father, one of his uncles and 
a cousin, he represented Rurlington county in 
the provincial assembly, his period of service 
reaching nearly twenty years. In 1720 he built 
his town house in Burlington, the property 
occupying an entire block between ]\Iain and 
tW'O cross streets. His country seat, known 
as "(jreen Hill," originally belonged to the 
famous Samuel Jenings, one of the most noted 
characters in tlie early colonial history of New 
Jersey. Pie died while attending the assembly, 
and the body was brought to Burlington for 
interment, being met on the road by a pro- 
cession of his fellow citizens desirous of show- 
ing their respect to his memory. The Pciin- 
syh'unia Gazette thus refers to him : "Last 
week died Richard Smith. Esq., of Burlington, 
N. J., and was buried in Friends' burial-ground 
in that city ; in whom the characters of a gen- 
erous, good-natured, hospitable man, true pa- 
triot and good Christian, were so truly blended 
that he lived beloved and esteemed by all who 
knew him, and his death is lamented as a 
public loss by the people of that province." 
-August 20, 1719, Richard Smith married .Abi- 
gail, daughter of Thomas Ra])er. the descend- 
ant of a famous Yorkshire family, one of 

whose members was lord mayor of London. 
Her father was one of the early emigrants 
to West Jersey, and at one time a member of 
the colonial assembly. Children: 1-2-3. Sam- 
uel, John and William Lovett. are referred to 
l)clow. 4. Richard, born March 22, 1735, died 
i<So3; delegate to first Continental congress 
from .\'ew Jersey, and of the first legislative 
council, and state treasurer; he married Eliz- 
abeth, (laughter of Dr. John Rodman. 

( \' ) Samuel, eldest child of Richard and 
Abigail ( Raper ) Smith, was born December 
13, 1720, and died in i77<'). 1 le was a noted char- 
acter in New Jersey affairs, served both in the 
council and assembly, and was otherwise offi- 
cially identified with the province. He is best 
known, however, by reason of his "Plistory 
of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New Jer- 
sey, from its settlement to 1 72 1," published 
in 1735. November, 1741, he married Jane, 
daughter of Josejih Kirkbride, of Bucks coun- 
t}, Pennsylvania. Children: Joseph, .Abigail, 
Richard, Sarah. 

( \' ) John, son of Richard and Abigail 
I Raper) Smith, was born March 20, 1722, and 
died March 2(^, 1771. He became a merchant 
in Philadelphia, and jjrospered exceedingly. 
He was chiefly instrumental in the organiza- 
tion in 174^ of the Philadelphia Contribution- 
ship, one of the first fire insurance companies 
in .America. In 1755 he co-0])erated in the 
founflation of the Pennsylvania Hospital. He 
was a trustee of the Library Comjiany of Phil- 
adelphia, and of the .American Philosophical 
Society. In 1750-51 he was a member of the 
Pennsylvania assembly, and he held other 
official public governmental positions. He 
married Hannah, daughter of James Logan, 
the confidential friend and secretary of Will- 
iam Penn, and later mayor of Philadelphia 
and a chief justice and governor of the jirov- 
ince. Children: Sarah Logan. James. Han- 
nah. Hannah again, John, and John again. 

(\') William Lovett, third son of Richard 
and Abigail (Raper) Smith, was born Sep- 
tember 19. 172C), and died December 14, 1794. 
-September 15, 1749, he married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Ann (Stevenson) Doughty, 
granddaughter of Jacob and .Amy (White- 
head ) Doughty, great-granddaughter of Elias 
Doughty, and great-great-granddaughter of 
Rev. Francis Doughty, the famous New Eng- 
land, Long Island, and Maryland minister. 
Children: i. William Lovett. 2. Daniel Dough- 
ty, referred to below. 3. Samuel. 4. .Ann. 5. 
Elizabeth. 6. .\bigail. 7. Mary. 8. Lovett. 

(\'I) Daniel Dt)ughty, second son of Will- 



iam Lovett and Mary (Doughty) Smith, was 
born in BurHngton county, New Jersey. He 
married Elizabeth Schooley. great-granddaugh- 
ter of Samuel Jennings, the first governor of 
West Jersey, .\mong their children was Re- 
becca, referred to below. 

(VII) Rebecca, daughter of Daniel Dough- 
ty and Elizabeth (Schooley) Smith, was born 
March 29, 1787, and died January 3, 1865. 
December 17, 1807, she married Joseph, son 
of John and Rebecca (Haines) White, of Mt. 
Holly ( q. V.) (see White line above). 

(Tlie Shoemaker Line*). 

From r.esse's "SufTerings of the People Call- 
ed Quakers,'" published in London in 1753, it 
appears that William Ames and George Rolf, 
who were ministers of the Society of Friends, 
in 1657 visited Cresheim, a village in the Pala- 
tinate, on the right bank of the Rhine, not far 
from Worms. It is now known as Kriegsheim, 
and of the little band of converts to their 
preaching, George and Peter Schumacher were 
prominent members. In 1663 the latter were 
fined because of joining an assembly for wor- 
ship "from George Shoemaker bedding worth 
seven rix-dollars and from Peter Shoemaker 
goods worth two guilders," and in 1664, for 
refusing to bear arms, "George Shoemaker, 
]iewter and brass worth three guilders and a 
half, and Peter Shoemaker two sheets worth 
two guilders." "In 1666 the aforesaid George 
Shoemaker and Peter Shoemaker, together 
with John Hendricks and Christopher Moret, 
had each of them a cow taken away for fines, 
for their religious meetings, which four cows 
were worth fifty rix-dollars, though the fines 
amounted to Init sixty guilders from them all." 
Hearing of their persecutions, William Penn 
in 1677 visited Kriegsheim, and the following 
is quoted from his letter regarding this visit: 
"Worms 25th of the 6th Month 1G77. 

" * '■'■' * which being done, and refresh- 
ed ourselves, wc returned that night l)y the 
Rhine to Worms, from whence we the next 
morning, ( being the First Day of the Week ) 
walked on foot to Crisheim, which is about six 
1-^nglish miles from Worms. We had a good 
^Meeting from the Tenth until the Third Hour, 
and the Lord's Power sweetly opened to many 
of the inhabitants of the town that were at the 
meeting ; yea, the Vaught or Chief Officer him- 
self stood at the door behind the barn, where 
he could hear, and not be seen ; who went to 

*"The Slioemaker Family," by Tliomas H. Slioe- 
maker. publislied by J. B. Lippincott Company. Phil- 
adelpliia, 1893. 

the Priest and told him, that it was his work, 
if we were Hereticks, to discover us to be such, 
but fur his part, he had heard nothing but what 
was good, and he would not meddle with us. 
In the evening we had a more retired Meeting 
of the Friends only, very weighty and tender; 
yea the power rose in an high operation among 
tbem, and great was the love of God that rose 
in our hearts at the meeting to visit them ; and 
there is a lovely, sweet and true sense among 
them. We were greatly comforted in them, 
and they were greatly comforted in us. Poor 
hearts, a little handful surrounded with great 
and mighty countries of darkness ; 'tis the 
Lord's Great Goodness and Mercy to them, 
that they do so finely keep natural in the seed 
i)f life. They were most of them gathered by 
dear William Ames." 

A few years later, when Penn founded the 
Province of Pennsylvania he extended an in- 
vitation to these Germans to join him in the 
wilderness, where at least religious toleration 
would be theirs. They gladly accepted, and 
formed the Frankfort Company, which secured 
5350 acres of land about si.x miles north of 
Philadelphia, where they located. The first 
who came arrived in 1683, under the lead of 
Francis Daniel Pastorius, and included in the 
number were Jacob Schumacher, who it is 
sui)])osed was a brother of George and Peter, 
hcth of whom afterward came over and joined 
him; Peter, in the "Frances and Dorothy," 
from London, Richard Bridgeman, com- 
mander, in 1685, with five children ; and George 
in the ship "Jefferies," Thomas Arnold, master, 
from London, in 1688. with his wife and seven 
children, although he himself died upon the 
voyage. The widow and her seven children, 
however, after first landing at Chester, came 
and settled on what their English neighbors 
subsequently called German Town (now (_ier- 
mantown, comprising the northern part of 
Philadelphia ) , where the sons George Jr. and 
Isaac, and their two uncles, Jacob and Peter, 
were jirominent and useful members of the , 
little band of Germans comjirising about eighty 
male members who had accepted Penn's invita- 
tion. In 1708, according to Benjamin Frank- 
lin's editions of the Laws, printed in 1742, 
page no, there was passed by the Pennsyl- 
vania legislature the following Act: 

"An Act for the better enabling of divers 
inhabitants of the Province of Pennsylvania, 
tci hold and enjoy lands, tenements, and planta- 
tions in the same Province." 

The first preamble to the act states that 
under the Royal Charter all persons not spe- 



cially forbidden can settle in the Province and 
hold lands, etc. ; but, as appears below these 
arose for some reason the question as to 
whether this prerogative was enjoyed by these 
Germans ; hence the act was s]jecially passed 
for their benefit. The second jjrcamble is, — 

".\nd Whereas divers of the Protestant or 
Reformed Religion, who were inhabitants of 
High and Low Germany, about five-and-twen- 
ty years ago, (out of a desire to come under 
the power and protection of the Crown of 
England, and partake of the advantages pro- 
posed for the Encouragement of tlie adven- 
turers to settle this new Colony) imbraced the 
Invitations they had from the lVo])rietary, to 
transport themselves and estates here: and 
since they came, did contribute the utmost of 
their Power to enlarge this part of the Eng- 
lish Empire, and always behaved themselves 
as dutiful and peaceful subjects, and several 
of them have made and subscribed the Decla- 
rations and Test by Law appointed, instead of 
the Oaths of Supremacy : And the rest are 
ready and willing to do it when rei|uired or 
admitted so to do. 

"i'','ow, for as much as the value of lands in 
this Province being generally but the effects 
of the peoples labour, their plantations are 
deemed by our laws, but as chattels to pay 
debts, and as strangers have been rendered 
capable to hold what they purchased as fully 
and freely as if they had been natural-born 
subjects to this Province; but since the repeal 
of the late laws made (after the example of 
other governments) for encouragement of the 
peopling and settling of tiTis colony, some 
doubts and questions have arised whether the 
said Germans are capable to hold what they 
purchased as aforesaid ; for removing of which 
doubt, be it enacted, etc., etc.. That Francis 
Daniel Pastorius. Peter, Jacob, George, and 
Isaac Shoemaker, etc., (there being seventy- 
three others j and every of them, who shall 
within six months after the first day of Sep- 
tember 1709, at some Court of Quarter-Ses- 
sions of the Peace for the said County of 
Philadelphia, etc., make and subscribe the 
Declarations and Professions of h'aith allow- 
ed to those that cannot swear instead of the 
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, or shall 
otherwise C|uality themselves as the Court shall 

The act goes on to state that it shall enable 
them to be capable of holding lands, etc., with 
all the advantages that would accrue to them, 
the same as if thev were "free and natural 

born Subjects of this Province."' Thus did 
our ancestors by a special act become citizens 
of the Province of Pennsylvania. 

Isaac Shoemaker married .Sarah Hendricks, 
daughter of (ierhard Hendricks. Their son 
Penjamin and their grandson Samuel were 
successively mayors of Philadelphia, and their 
granddaughter was the wife of William Rawle, 
of that city. Their son Ijenjamin was also 
in the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, 
1743, and their grandson Samuel also sat in 
the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania. 

Isaac's eldest brother, (jeorge, became ac- 
quainted, on the voyage from London, with 
Sarah Wain, daughter of Richard Wain, who 
had receiv'ed a deed from William Penn for 
600 acres of land in Cheltenham township, on 
the Ouesenonoming creek, now called Tacony, 
and 12 mo. 14, 1694, George Shoemaker and 
Sarah Wain were married at the home of Rich- 
Wain, which was then fre(|uently used as a 
Friends' Meeting House. 

George and Sarah (Wain) Shoemaker had 
a son Isaac, who married Dorothy Leech, 
daughter of Toby Leech, and their son Isaac 
married Ann Roberts in 1761. 

Isaac and Ann (Roberts) Shoemaker had 
a son, Thomas Shoemaker Jr., who was born 
at Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, Montgomery 
county, June 24, 1762, and September 8, 1785, 
he married Mary, daughter of Benjamin and 
Alary ( Comley ) Shoemaker, his second cousin, 
who was a sister to Jane Shoemaker, who 
married .\nthony Hallowcll, who were the 
parents of Benjamin Hallowell. 

Thomas and Mary Shoemaker settled at 
Shoemakertown (now called "Ogontz"), where 
he was a justice of the jieace and conveyancer. 
They had three children : Ann. married Bar- 
tholomew Mather, in 1808: Martha, who mar- 
ried Hugh Foulke, in 1826 (whose children 
were Thomas Shoemaker I'^oulke, many years 
superintendent of Swarthmore College, and 
Hugh Foulke) ; and Nathan Shoemaker, born 
September 4, 1788, who graduated in the medical 
department of the University of Pennsylvania, 
and commenced the practice of medicine at 
Frankfort. Soon afterward he married Fran- 
ces Maria, eldest daughter of Joseph Kirkbride 
and then removed to Bridesburg, where he 
l)uilt a house opposite that of his father-in-law. 
In a few years he removed to Philadelphia, 
at No. 210 Chestnut street, above Eighth, in 
which house John J. White married his eldest 
daughter. Alary Kirkbride .Shoemaker (see 
\\'hite line). Dr. Nathan .Shoemaker had a 



ver}- extensive practice, and was an active 
member of the Society of Friends and an ap- 
proved minister. 

(The Kirkbride Line). 

In the town of Kirkbride. twelve miles west 
of Carlisle, Cumberland, lingland, there lived 
about the middle of the seventeenth century 
Matthew Kirkbride and JNIagdelen, his wife, 
who are supposed to have been of Scottish de- 
scent. In 1652 they united with the Society of 
Friends, and between 1659 and 1668 were born 
their five children — John, Joseph (hereafter 
mentioned), born November 7, 1662, Matthew, 
Sarah and Thomas. 

When William Penn invited P'riends to leave 
the scene of religious ]5ersecution, among the 
men of Cumberland who entered largely into 
the enter])rise was Joseph, a ynuth of nine- 
teen, son of Matthew Kirkbride. He took 
passage in a vessel, "I'lritish I'actor," and ar- 
rived in the Delaware 7 mo. 19, 1682. .\fter 
remaining for a time in Pennsburg be settled 
in West Jersey, or New Cesarea, as it was then 
called. During his stay in Pennsylvania he be- 
came acquainted with Phebe Blackshaw, daugh- 
ter of Randall Blackshaw. who lived at Fals- 
ingtnn. and was the owner of a large tract of 
land in that vicinity. Joseph Kirkbride and 
Phebe Blackshaw were married according to 
the Order of Friends I hkj. 14, i(iS8. and set- 
tled at or near Falsington. I'liebe died in a 
few years, leaving several young children. Jo- 
seph Kirkbride married ( second ) Sarah Stacy, 
daughter of Mahlon Stacy, who came to Amer- 
ica from Hads worth, England, in 1678, when 
Sarah was but two years old. Jilahlon Stacv 
owned a large tract of land in New lersey and 
settled on a ])art of it, now known as South 
Trenton, and became a j^rominent man m tiie 
affairs of that Province. 

Joseph Kirkbride and Sarah Stacy were mar- 
lied October 17, 1702, but Sarah died .Sep- 
tember 28, 1703. aged 29 years, leaving their 
cue child, Mahlcm Kirkbride (hereafter men- 
tioned), who was born .'September 13. 1703, 
and died November [7, 177(1. 

Joseph Kirkbride married (third) Mary 
^'ardley, widow, Se])tember 17, 1704. They 
had si.x children, making the chihlren of Jo- 
se])h thirteen in all. He was an educated 
man, active in business, and of much impor- 
tance in the community, befng fre(|uently sent 
as a member to the .\ssembly. Proud, in his 
history, says of him: "He maintained a rank 
of eminence and esteem through industry and 
a virtuous life." He wa^ a minister among 

I'Viends, and after the death of his second wife 
went on a religious visit to England, returning 
in 1704. He died at the age of seventy-five, 
leaving nearly 14.000 acres of land in Staten 
Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, besides 
a farm to each of his three sons, Joseph, John 
and Mahlon, and three negroes to John. 

Mahlon Kirkbride was brought up under the 
care of his mother's sisters, and when twenty- 
one married Mary Sacher, September 12, 1724, 
daughter of John and Mary Sacher, and settled 
on his farm in Lower Makefield. Mary Sacher 
was born July 15, 1704. In 1730 he built in 
Lower Makefield a noble stone house, which 
stood in good order until taken down in 1853 
by his great grandson Mahlon Kirkbride to 
give place to a more modern structure. He 
had twelve children, the eldest oi whom, Stacy, 
is hereafter mentioned, and the third, from 
the last of whom, Jonathan, was the ancestor 
of the late Dr. Joseph Kirkbride of Phdadel- 
]'hia. It was while Mahlon Kirkbride was in 
the .\ssembly that the Indians ravaged Tulpe- 
liocken. and the people of Reading becoming 
])anic-stricken because Friends in the Assem- 
1)ly refused to vote appropriations to carry on 
war with the Indians, the populace threatened 
to i)ull down I'^riends' houses. Kirkbride, 
Iloge, Dicks and Pennock thereupon resigned 
their seats as Friends upon the insistence of 
the ministry at home. 

Stacey (or Stacy) Kirkbride, was born May 
29, 1725, and in 1753 was married, at Wood- 
bridge Meeting, according to the order of 
Friends, to Franc^ Smith, who died September 
2, 1770, age thirty-nine years, and was. buried 
at Falsington. Stacey Kirkbride died March 
(>. 1789, age si.xtv-four years, and was buried 
at Haverford. They left four chilldren : the 
youngest, Joseph, born March 31, 1761, is the 
one hereafter mentioned. Stacy Kirkbride 
being a Quaker, could not consistently take any 
active part in the Revolutionary war, and con- 
seciuently fell under the suspicion of both 
parties. Whichever side iiappencd to be in 
possession of the country seized u]ion what- 
ever goods, animals, or grain of his that they 
could get hold of, and upon one occasion he 
was arrested by the American troops and sent 
tr> Philadelphia charged with being a spy 
Fverv effort was made to establish bis inno- 
cence and procure his release, but the papers 
were not forwarded to headquarters, and his 
health began to fail under the confinement. 
In the midst of this perplexity his sister Sarah, 
learning that General Washington was to pass 
through the citv, determined to make a bold 



effort to his release. Armed witli 
sufficient jjroofs of her brother's entire inno- 
cence of the charge, she went to the hotel on 
I-'ront street where Washington was stopi)ing, 
but to her chagrin was denied admittance be- 
cause he was dining with some officers, nor 
would the sentry at the door carry any papers 
to him. The opportunity, however, was too 
precious to be lost, and the brave sister seeing 
an open window^ at the rear of the second story 
where the company were assembled, seized a 
handy ladder, and making an unceremonious 
entrance among them in this novel style, earn- 
estly pleaded her cause, dem^^nstrated the in- 
justice of the charge, and left armed with an 
order from General Washington for the instant 
release of her brother, as w-ell as being most 
courteously escorted down the stairs she had 
been forbidden to ascend. 

Joseph Kirkbride, only son of .'^tacy and 
Frances Kirkbride, was born March 51. 1761. 
and married, about the year 1788, Mary I'aul, 
daughter of Jcjhn and ^lary Paul. They lived 
at Princeton, Xew Jersey, for a while, and 
then removed to Occuquan, \'irginia. Subse- 
(juently, however, they returned to Pennsyl- 
vania and settled at Chalkley Hall, about three 
miles from Bridcsburg, which village Joseph 
Kirkbride planned out and named after his 
family, leaving off, however, the first syllable 
for euphony. Their eldest daughter was Fran- 
ces Maria, who married Dr. Xathan Shoe- 
maker of Cheltenham, in 181 1, at I'^rankfort 
Meeting. (See Shoemaker line ). Tlie young 
couple settled at Frankfort, an<l here was born 
their eldest daughter ;\lary Kirkbride, who 
married John J. White (see White line). 

The youngest daughter of Joseph and Mary 
( Paul) Kirkbride was Eliza P. Guerney, who, 
writing in her diary of her elder sister ( Fran- 
cis Maria, who married Dr. Shoemaker as 
above mentioned) says: "After a short time 
the little family removed to a house which Dr. 
Shoemaker had built near the homestead, with 
a pretty lawn sloping down to the Delaware. 1 
I'.ave often heard my grandmother describe the 
delight and awe with which she watched the 
approach of a sudden storm over the river. She 
had a fine feeling for all the beauty and sub- 
limit}' of nature, and her language when de- 
scribing this grew unconsciously poetic and elo- 
quent. Among her reminiscences was one of 
Lafayette's visit to America, when he was 
entertained for a night at "Point no Point" by 
her father, who occupied Chalkley Hall at that 
place; also the pressure of their two cream 
colored horses into service to assist six others 

of the same color to draw the coach in which 
the Honored Ciuest of the Nation was paraded 
through the streets of Philadel])hia." 

The marriage of Mary Kirkbride to John J. 
White took jjlace in October, i8;?4, at the 
.S])ruce Street Meeting House in Philadelphia, 
and was the first marriage ever solemnized in 
that meetinghouse. 

(The rioughl.v Liiuv). 

The Kev. I'lancis Doughty, who married the 
si.'^ter of Hon. W illiam Stone ( III ), Proprietary 
(iovernorof .Maryland, was born about 1605. 
lie was vicar of -Sadbury, Gloucester county, 
I'^nghuid, but was dismissed for contempt of 
his .Sacred .Majesty, having spoken of him in 
prayer as "Charles, by common election, and 
general consent. King of England." 

He is reported to have come to Massachu- 
setts in 1639, and was the first minister settled 
at Cohannet. now Taunton. .At that place, 
differing from Mr. Hook, a "controversie"' 
arose between them wdiich ended in Doughty 
being forced to go away with his wife and chi'- 
dren. They sought refuge in the island of 
.Ni|uebueck, now Rhode Island. Here he re- 
solved, with certain of his friends, to remove 
to the Dutch territory in order to enjoy free- 
(li im of conscience, being undone in worldly 
resources, though he was a man of estate w hen 
he came to the country. Upon application the 
authorities at Fort Amsterdam on the island 
of Manhattan, in New- Netherland, on March 
28, 1642, gave and granted to Francis Doughty 
and associate 666ft Dutch acres of land or 
tliereabouts, comprehended within four right 
lines each 2000 Dutch perches long. This settle- 
ment was at Mespat ( Newtown ), Long Island, 
.New York. In 1643 ^lespat was depopidated 
on account of Indian hostilities. In 1647 Mr. 
Doughty acce]3ted a call from the people of 
IHushing, Long Island, and settled there at a 
salary of 600 guelders, but in certain of his 
discourses, commenting on the conduct of the 
government, he so aroused the indignation of 
t aptain John Underhili, who declared that Mr. 
I.^oughty did preach against the present rulers, 
who were his masters, that he ordered the 
church doors shut against the minister, and he 
was denied access to the pulpit. Mr. Doughty 
requested leave to depart the country, which 
was obtained, and he took his departure for the 
English N'irginias in 1648 or 1649. His brew- 
ery or farm on Flushing l>ay he had previously 
conferred on his daughter Mary at her mar- 
riage in 1645 with that "distinguished Doctor 
of both laws," .Adrian \'an Der Donk. 



Elias Doughty, son and second child of Rev. 
Francis Doughty, Hved at Flushing, Queens 
county. New York, in 1666. He was a justice 
of the peace, and received various grants of 
land at Fhishing, Hemstead. and Cow Bay, 
Long Island. He and his wife Sarah were the 
]iarents of eight children, who intermarried 
with the families of 1 'aimer, Hinchman, Jack- 
son, Taylor, Whitehead, Hicks and ethers, of 
Long Island, New York. 

lacob Doughty, fourth child of Elias and 
Sarah, about 1713 removed to Hunterdon 
county. New Jersey, from which county he 
was a member of the legislature. He died at 
J'iethlehem about 1737. His wife "Amme" died 
about 1742. They had fourteen children — two 

sons and twelve daughters. 

Daniel Doughty, sixth child of Jacob and 
Amy, was born 10 mo. 17,1703. He married 
Anne Stevenson, granddaughter of Samuel 
Jennings, governor of New Jersey. He was 
justice of the peace and a member of the pro- 
vincial assembly in 1750. In 1750 he purchased 
the farm known as "Sharon," from Charles 
Reed, secretary of the province, and this he 
gave with his name to his grandson Daniel 
Doughty Smith, who married Elizabeth Scho- 
ley, and their eldest daughter Rebecca Smith 
married Joseph White (see White line above ). 


From Austin's "One Hundred and Sixty 
Allied Families" we learn that George Allen, 
who came from Weymouth, England, to New 
England, 3 mo. 1635, was thought to have 
been the son of Ralph Allen, of Thurcaston, 
Leicester county, England. However that may 
be, we find that in 1636 he was living at Lynn, 
Massachtisetts, in 1637, at Sandwich, and in 
1641, at Plymouth, wdiere he was buried May 
3, 1648. His first wife was Catharine Collins, 
and his second wife H. S. Smith. Aside from 
other proofs from which the above was pro- 
cured, there is an interesting record of New 
Bedford, Massachusetts (which was formerly 
part of Rhode Island), in the shape of the 
manuscript of one Elisha Leonard, who col- 
lected from the town records of Dartmouth 
and other New England towns much data as 
to early settlers, parts of which he put into 
genealogical tables. This collection was 
esteemed of such value by the city of New 
Bedford that it was purchased from his estate 
at a cost of several thousand dollars, and is 
now on record in their Public Library. In ♦his 
there appears the following genealogical ttible 
of the Allen familv : 

(!) George Allen, died 1648, married wife 
Catharine Collins. He married a second time, 
second wife H. S. Smith. Children: George, 
wife Hannah; Matthew, married Mary Kirby, 
1637 ; Ralph, married Esther Swift ( line drawn 
through this name) ; William, married Pris- 

cilla Brown. 1650 ; Francis married 

Barlow, 7, 20, 1662; Henry, went to Melford, 
Conn. ; Samuel ; James, moved to Tisberry ; 
Richard Boune and Ralph Allen, overseers of 
(ienrge Allen's will, 1648. Was in Lynn m 

1036, and went to Sandwich ne.xt year, where 
he was in Plymouth 1^41 to 1642. He was of 
the church in Sandwich as early as 1642, and 
is recorded with Ralph Allen. There are vari- 
ous indications that he was an old man at his 
death. His name is not mentioned in the list 
of those between sixteen and sixty years of 
age in 1643 "able to bear arms." Bowden 
says he was an Anabaptist. In 1655, among 
thcjse fined for "tumultuous proceedings in 
Meeting," were Ralph Sr. and Ralph Jr. I am 
inclined to think the latter was the son of 
George. Bowden, in his "History of Quakers," 
says that Ralph was among the first to join the 
sect, and six brothers and sisters also, all of 
the family of George. There is also in the 
genealogical register (vol. 25, p. 144) a sketch 
of the family of Ralph Allen, of Newport, in 

1037. He married Esther Swift, daughter of 
Mistress Joan Swift, of Sandwich. Their first 
child, Zebediah, was born January 3, 1646. 
The older Ral]ih is cited as of Boston in 1659, 
where he was imprisoned for being a Quaker." 

He had nine children, namely: Ralph (here- 
after mentioned) ; Samuel; George, born 1619, 
died 1693, twice married: William, born 1627, 
died 1705. married Priscilla Brown, 1649; 
Matthew, born 1(^29, died 1695, married Sarah 
Kirby in 1657; Henry, died 1690, married 
Sarah Black; Francis, died 1698, married Mary 
Barlow; James, born 1637, died 1714, whose 
wife's first name was Elizabeth ; Gideon, died 
1693, whose wife's name was Sarah. 

( II ) Ralph Allen, son of George Allen, born 
in 1615. died 1698; married Esther Swift, 
tlaughter of William and Jean Swift, of Sand- 
wich. They had fifteen children, namely: 
Ralph. John, Increase, Zacharriah, Joseph 
(hereafter mentioned), Jedehiah, Josiah, 
F^sther, Ebenezer, Experience, Mary, F'atience, 
Ephraim, Benjamin and Philip. 

( III ) Josepii Allen, son of Ralph and Esther 
( Swift) Allen, died about the year 1704, at 
Freehold, New Jersey. He was a wheelwright 
by trade. Pie was married in July, 1662, his 
wife's first name being Sarah, and they had 



cliililre'ii : Benjamin, Tristraii, Ralph, Daniel, 
Reuben; Abigail, born 4. i, 1663, married Ed- 
ward Cottell, of Edgerton, Martha's Vineyard; 
Rose, born 10, i, 1665, married Nathaniel 
Howland ; Jcjscph, born March 4, 1668, mar- 
ried Rachael Tenetray, May 17, 1721 ; John, 
born July 15, i66y; Philip, July 3, 1671 ; Will- 
iam, August 10, 1673; Josias; Sarah, married 
Jeremiah Dibel, May 24, 1711; and Hannah. 

([\") Benjamin Allen, son of Joseph Allen, 
disposed of his possessions in Freehold about 
the year 1710, and moved to Evesham, where 
he ac(|uired a beaver-dam farm. He left a son, 
Benjamin Allen (hereafter mentioned). 

( V) Benjamin .Mien (2), son of Benjamin 
Allen (i), died in 1752, in the township of 
Evesham, county of Burlington, in the western 
division of the province of New Jersey, after 
having married, in 1749, Rebecca Sherwin, 
who died in 1753, and who was his second 
wife. He left children: Benjamin, who left 
a daughter Mary, who married David Fisher ; 
Abraham (hereafter mentioned) ; Agnes, who 
married Barker, and Sarah. 

( \'I) .\brahani Allen, born about 1735, mar- 
ried, December 31, 1754, Gartru Toy, who was 
born in 1735. and died in 1772, and whose 
parents are understood to have emigrated from 
llolland. His children were: Sarah, Benja- 
min, .Mary, Abraham Jr. (hereafter mention- 
ed), William and Samuel, by his first wife, 
and two children by his second wife. Martha. 

(\'n) Abraham Allen Jr., son of Abraham 
Allen and Gartru (Toy) Allen, born i mo. 22, 
1761. died 6 mo. 3, 1791, married, 10 mo. 28, 
1782, Sarah Pitman, who was born in 1 761. Their 
children were: Gertrude, born i mo. 3, 1790, 
died 12 mo. 26, 1884: Nathan (hereafter men- 
tioned), and Mary, born 8 mo. 24, 1783, and 
died 5 mo. 28, 1865. This Abraham Allen 
made a book, bound in calfskin with the hair 
on the outside (which is now in the possession 
of his great-granddaughter, Mary Kirbv 
(Allen) White, in the year 1789, and in this 
book, which ap]iears to have been at first an 
account book, there are entered the names and 
dates of birth, marriages and deaths, evidently 
made at the time of the various occurrences 
themselves, of the members of the family from 
that time onward for a number of years. This 
book in the annals of the family is called the 
"Calf Book," because of its binding. Mary 
Kirby (Allen) White states that this book 
came to her from the Kirby branch of the 
family, who received it from the Aliens. 

f\'HI) Nathan Allen, son of .Abraham and 
Sarah (Pitman) Allen, as appears in an entry 

in the "Calf Book," by Abraham Allen, the 
father, was born the Tenth day of Twelfth 
month, 1785, and the Tenth day of the moon's 
age. and, as shown, by an entry in the same book, 
married Elizabeth Cattell, March 2nd, 1807. 
( .^ee Cattell line ). Their children were Sarah, 
born I mo. 17, 1808, died in 1896. married 
Charles Lippincott, and Joshua (hereafter 

(IX) Joshua .Allen, son of Nathan and Eliz- 
abeth (Cattell) Allen, was born 4 mo. 26, 1809, 
died in 1843; in 1836 he married Margaret 
Dilks, who was born in 1808, and died in 1886. 
Their children were: .Xathan, born 1836; 
-Abraham, born 1837; Joshua, born 1839; Eliz- 
alieth, born 1840, married Benjamin Stafford, 
and died in 1877; Mary Kirby (hereafter men- 
tioned), and Joseph I., born 1843, '^'''^^1 '89 — . 

(X) Mary Kirby Allen, daughter of Joshua 
and Margaret (Dilks) Allen, was born near 
Haddonfield, New Jersey, i mo. 28, 1841. Her 
father, Joshua Allen, became a member of the 
Methodist church when he married Alargaret 
Dilks, who was a Alethodist. 

It is a tradition of the family that until 
Joshua Allen became a Methodist, the .Allen 
family from Ralph Allen down, had all been 
members of the Society of Friends, and Joshua 
Allen gave his daughter, Mary Kirby Allen, 
in charge of his aunt, Gertrude Allen, in order 
that she might be reared as a Friend. On Oc- 
tcber 2nd, 1862, she married Josiah White (see 
White line). 

(The Cattell Line). 

(I) Jonas Cattle, born prior to 1700, mar- 
ried Mary Peirce about 17 14, and Alary Engel 
about 1727; died 1731. Children: James Cat- 
tle, William Cattle (under 21 in 1731), Jonas 
("attle, Hannah Cattle (under 21 in 1731 ). 

The minutes of Burlington monthly meeting 
for 1 71 3 show that a man named Jonas Cat- 
tell produced a certificate from Shrewsbury 
monthly meeting in East Jersey before said 
meeting. The minutes of the same meeting 
and same year show that a Jonas Cattell and 
Mary Peirce ])assed meeting for marriage. 
The minutes of the same meeting the follow- 
ing year show that a Jonas Cattell and Mary 
IVirce [jassed meeting the second time for 
marriage. The minutes of Haddonfield month- 
ly meeting for 1727 show a Jonas Cattell with 
a certificate from Burlington Mo. meeting as 
to his "Clearness on Marriage and Conversa- 
tion." and a Mary Engel passed meeting for 
marriage. The minutes of same meeting for 
same year show that a Jonas Cattell. with 



certificate from Burlington AIo. meeting, and 
Mary Engel, passed meeting a second time. 

The records of wills for Gloucester Co. for 
1 73 1 show the will of a Jonas Cattell, of Dep- 
ford Tp. Gloucester Co., N. J. dated Feb. ( 10) 
23, 1730 (31), and proved April 13. 173 1, 
which named wife Mary, sons James, William 
and Jonas, and daughter llannah. James and 
John Dilks were witnesses. 

Haddonfield monthly meeting was in vicinity 
of Depford Tp. and both in Gloucester Co. 
which adjoins Burlington county. Search re- 
veals no other records of a Jonas Cattell who 
could be other than the one above mentioned, 
who lived at above named places and at those 
times, and to whom any of abtive records could 

AH above records probably refer to the same 
Jonas Cattell because of: i. Similarity of 
name. 2. Identity of locality. 3. Sequence of 
dates. 4. Identity of name of wife. 5. Lack 
of any inconsistent records or other people of 
same name. It is therefore concluded as prob- 
able that prior to 1713 one Jonas Cattell lived 
at Shrewsbury, East New Jersey, and in 1713 
removed to some place within the precincts of 
lUirlington county. That in 17 14 he married 
Mary Peirce, which would fix the date of his 
birth as ]irior to 1700. That this wife died 
prior to 1727. That he moved to Depford 
tCAvnship, Gloucester county, prior to 1727, 
and in that year married one Mary Engel. 
1 hat his children ijy either his first or second 
wife, probably all by furnier, since he died 
four years after his sec(.)nd marriage, where 
James, William, Jonas and Hannah, and that 
he died at Depfonl township in 171 3, his sec- 
ond wife surviving him. 

(11) Jonas (2), son of Jonas (i) Cattle, 
born (somewhere about 171(1), married Mary 
Pratt (c. c. 1740) and Sarah Stevenson, a 
widow, c. c. 1750: died 1776; was of Depford 
township, Gloucester county, New Jersey. Chil- 
dren : Mary, married Heritage : James, 

Uriah, David, Sarah, Nathan, Jonas, William, 
Hannah, Amy, Amos, Martha. 

The will of Jonas Cattell ( i ), who died in 
1 83 1, named as a son one Jonas Cattell. The 
records of New Jersey marriage licenses of 
I, 10, 1740, show that one Jonas Cattell and 
Mary Pratt were granted a license to marry. 

The same records for 1750, July 10, show 
a license to Jonas Cattell, of Gloucester coim- 
ty, and Sarah Stevenson, of Gloucester county. 
The wills records for (Gloucester county for 
1748 siiov,' a Sarah .Stevenson, of Depford 
township, Gloucester county, made adminis- 

tratrix of estate of her husband, John Steven- 
son, deceased. The same records for 1776 
show the will of one Jonas Cattell, of Depford 
township, Gloucester county. New Jersey, dated 
5, 30. 1774, proved 6. i, 1776, which names 
wife Sarah, and children Mary Heritage, 
James. L'riah, David, Sarah, Nathan, Jonas, 
William, Hannah, Amy, Amos and Martha. 

No records were found of any other Jonas 
(^attell to whom any of above records could 
possibly refer. Above records are judged to 
all refer to the same man, because : i. Identity 
of name. 2. Indentity of locality. 3. Sequence 
of dates. 4. Lack of any inconsistent data. It 
IS therefore concluded as probable that Jonas 
Cattell ( II ) named in will of first of that name, 
C(.;ntinued to live at Depford township all his 
life. That he was born somewhere near 17 16, 
since his first marriage was in 1740. That he 
married twice, (first) Mary Pratt, in 1740, and 
(second) Sarah Stevenson, a widow, in 1750. 
That he died in 1776 at Depford townsliip, 
leaving wife .'^arah and twelve children, one 
named Jonas. 

(Ill) Jonas (3), son of Jonas (2) Cattell, 
of Depforfl township, Gloucester county. New 
Jerse}-, born (c. c. 1755) ; married Sarah Clem- 
ent II, 3, 1780, and Amy Peirce, 1796; died 
II, 12, 1849. Children by first wife: Eliza- 
beth, born 8, 10, 1782, married Nathan Allen, 
3, 2, 1807: later William .Nash, died. Hannah, 

married W'all : Rebecca, married 

Chew ; Jonas. 

Record of will of Jonas Cattell { II ) shows 
he was of Depford township, died about 1776, 
and had son Jonas Cattell. 

Records of Christ Church, Philadeli)hia, 
1780, November 3, show one Jonas Cattell was 
there and then married to one Sarah Clement. 
Records of Gloucester county marriages, vol. 
I. p. 3, show marriage between Jonas Cattell 
and Amy Peirce, I, 21. 1706, before Justice of 
F'eace John Sparks. 

Records of Gloucester county. Deeds, lib. 
M. M., p. 299, shows a deed dated June 11, 
1824, from one Jonas Cattell, of Depford 
township, and Amy. his wife, to David, L'riah, 
John Cattell, David, and all other descendants 
of Jonas Cattell, dec'd, "father of said Jonas 
Cattell the Grantor," of one-(|uarter acre of 
land for a graveyard. 

Records of wills for Gloucester county, lib. 
E, p. 83, show will of one Jonas Cattell, of 
Depford township, dated August 18, 1823, 
proved November 12, 1849, which names chil- 
dren Elizabeth Nash, Hannah \\'all, Rebecca 
Chew, and Jonas Cattell. 



Records of no other person of name of Jonas 
CattcU living at Depford township was found 
It; wliom above records could [lossibly be ap- 
])lied. Above records are judged to refer all 
to same person because: i. Xanie Jonas Cat- 
tell. 2. Place of residence Depford townshij). 
3. Dates fit naturally into each other. 4. No 
inconsistent data discovered. It is therefore 
concluded as probable that Jonas Cattell (111) 
of Depford, was son of Jonas Cattell (II) of 
same place, whose will was quoted. That he 
was born about 1755. at Dejjford. and was son 
of Sarah Stevenson, second wife of Jonas Cat- 
tell (II). That he married twice (first) Sarah 
element, in 1780, and later Amy Feirce, in 
1796. That he died a very old man after US49, 
at Depford township, near Iladdonfield. 

(IV) Elizabeth, daughter of Jonas (3) Cat- 
tell, of Depford township, Gloucester county, 
.\'ew Jersey, born 8, 10, 1782: married Xathan 
.\llen 3, 2, 1807, and William Xash. Children : 
Sarah Allen, born 1803; Joshua, born 1809. 
(See records in "Calf Hook"). 

Will of Jonas Cattell, made in 1823. makes 
gift to his daughter Elizabeth Nash. Alary 
Kirby White (nee Allen) writes in a letter in 
my possession, of her grandmother Elizabeth 
Cattell, later Allen, and then Nash as follows : 

"Elizabeth Cattell, born August 10, 1782, 
died about 1880, aged I think about 98 years: 
married March 2, 1807, never having employ- 
ed a doctor while I knew her until her last 
sickness ; she had medical works and read 
them, raising and using herbs when ailing; as I 
recollect her she was much like me in size, 
brisk and hale, until after a fall from the 
effects of which she died in Haddonfield, N. J., 
al the residence of her daughter, .Sarah Lippin- 
cott, now deceased. My grandfather, Xathan 
Allen, died on their farm near Woodbury. 
Xevv Jersey, his widow, my grandmother, Eliz- 
abeth Cattell, marrying an Englishman by 
name of W'illiam, I think, Xash, very much 
against the wishes of the Allen family, a differ- 
ence not healed for many years, and finally 
through the influence of the aforesaid Xash. 

"In connection with my grandmother I 
should mention my great-grandfather, Jonas 
Cattell, who was in a way a character well 
known in the vicinity of Woodbury in the 
earlier days, being employed on account of his 
swiftness of foot and great endurance, in 
carr}-ing messages to places as distant as lUir- 
lington and Trenton in one day during the 
Revolutionary War. his honest and trustworthy 
character and knowledge of the woofls and 
paths making him altogether reliable in such 

iii — '^ 

cases. In a booklet published and edited by a 
hunting club of that jjcriod and s'ection he was 
said 'to be so swift as to outrun the hounds.' 
{\ have the book somewhere). He lived to be 
one hundred and five years of age. I recollect 
perfectly his hale, fiorid complexion, he was 
then a very olil man, 1 a child of not over four 
years of age." 

This shows the Elizabeth Xash named in 
above will to be the one who married Xathan 
Alien, and mother of Joshua Allen and grand- 
mother of Mary Kirby White (nee Allen). 

(V) Joshua Allen, Elizabeth Cattell (4) 
Jonas (3), Jonas (2), Jonas (i). (See report 
on .-Mien family main Stem.) 

(The Clark Line). 

(I) On 9 mo. 13, 1687, William Clark was 
married to Alary Heritage, daughter of Rich- 
crd Heritage, of Sutton, Xew darden. (Had- 
donfield marriages, vol. i. p. i). The will of 
William Clark was proved .September 19, 1733, 
in (Gloucester county, and showed that he left 
surviving him his wife Alary, and sons Will- 
iam, John, Joseph, Benjamin, Richard and 
Thomas, and daughters Sarah and Alary (W'ill 
Book, Gloucester county, file 1732). 

(II) The minutes of Haddonfield monthly 
meeting of 3 mo. 11, 1727, show that on that 
date William Clark Jr. and Phillis Ward made 
their second declaration in meeting of their 
intention to marry. The will of .\aron Ward, 
of Gloucester county, dated .\pril 29, 1749. is 
witnessed by Phillis Clark. 

(III) On June 15, 1773, the will of William 
Clark, the elder, of (jloucester township, dated 
.Xovember 2, 1769, was proved. It shows that 
he left sons Joe! and William, three children of 
a deceased son Cornelius, and daughter Deb- 
orah Champion, and three daughters. Esther, 
Abigail and Lydia. (See West Jersey Wills, 
liber xvi, p. 71 J. 

(I\') \Villiam Clark Jr. and .'Susannah .-\t- 
more received a license to marry, on Alarch 
28. 1763 (.Xew Jersey Alarriage Licenses). 
The minutes of Haddonfield monthly meeting 
of 5 mo. 14, 1764. show that William Clark, 
son of William Clark, was dealt with for 
marrying out of meeting, and the minutes of 
I laddonfield monthly meeting of i mo. 14, 1765. 
show that William Clark Jr. was disowned for 
the above cause. On Alarch 5. 1784, letters 
of administration on the estate of William 
Clark, deceased, were granted to Caleb At- 
more. and at Alarch term, 1787, in the orphans' 
court of Gloucester county, Xew Jersev, the 
administrator applied for admission to sell real 



estate of William Clark, deceased, who had 
died intestate, leaving children, five of whom 
were minors. At the same term the petition 
of Susanna Clark, widow of \Villiam Clark, 
and nK)ther of Sarah. Thomas, Rehecca, Lydia 
and j<inathan Clark, infants under fourteen 
years uf was presented praying that Caleb 
Atmc)re be appointed their guardian. A deed 
from Susannah, widow of William Clark, late 
of Dcptford township, Gloucester county. New 
Jersey, and Caleb .Vtmore, administrator of 
the estate of said \\,'illiam Clark, dated August 
22, 1/1)2, conveyed certain real estate to ISen- 
jamin Clark (see Gloucester County Deeds, 
liber A, iii. p. 442). The will of Thomas At- 
more, of Newtcn township. Gloucester county, 
dated December 7, 1773, proved January 24, 
1775, bec|ueaths legacies to his daughter Sus- 
annah Clark and to her daughters, Abigail, 
Margaret, Mary and Edith. (West Jersey 
Wills, liber xvii. p. 193). 

(\') On August 31 1786, at 01<1 Swedes 
Church, Philadelphia, Margaret Clark, daugh- 
ter of William and Susannah Clark, was mar- 
ried to James Dilks. The will of Caleb At- 
more, of Philadelphia, dated October 9, 1793, 
proved September 16, 1794 (see Philadel]ihia 
Wills, liber x, p. 114), provides for his sister, 
Susannah Clark, and her children, Abigail, 
Margaret Dilks, Alary Leonard, Sarah Thomas, 
Rebecca, Lydia and Jonathan Clark. 

(VI) Margaret Dilks, daughter of James 
Dilks and Margaret (Clark) Dilks, was born 
in 1S08, married Joshua Allen, in 1836. .She 
died in 1886. Her children were : Nathan, Abra- 
ham, Joshua, Elizabeth. Mary Kirby (above 
mentioned) and Joseph 1. 

(The Heritage Line). 

Joseph Heritage was the son of Richard 
Heritage and Mary Heritage, and was born 
2 mo. 24, 1675, at a place called Sutton under 
Prales, in (jloucestershire, in Old England. 
He came over with his parents in about the 
ninth year of his age. and settled in West Jer- 
sey (records of Haddonfield Meeting, Births 
and Deaths, page 26). This Joseph Heritage 
is probably a brother of the Mary Heritage 
who married William Clark 9 mo. 13, 1687. 

Richard Heritage, of New Garden, departed 
this life on the i6th day of Sixth month, 1702. 
( Records oi Haddonfield Meeting, Book of 
Alarriage Certificates, page 104). He is prob- 
ably the Richard Heritage whose wife was 
Mary Heritage, and who were the parents of 
Joseph Heritage above mentioned, and the 
Mary Heritage who married William Clark. 

On September i, 1702, John Heritage, son and 
heir-at-law of Richard Heritage, late of Sut- 
ton, New Garden, deceased, was granted letters 
of administration on the estate of said Rich- 
ard Heritage (Gloucester County Wills, file 

(The C_'ol]in.s Line). 

( I ) Francis Collins was born in Oxford- 
shire, England, in 1^133, his ])arents being Ed- 
ward and Mary Clement Collins. In 1663 he 
lived at Ratcliff Cross, parish of Stepney, coun- 
ty of Middlesex. He was a bricklayer. He 
married Sarah Mahan, of Stepney, at Bull 
and Mouth meeting, in 1663. In 1667 he re- 
ceived from William Penn a deed for 4-7 of 
I -20th part of the province of West Jersey. 
He had children in 1675 named Priscilla, Eliz- 
abeth and Joseph. He came to America in 
1678 and settled in Newton township, Glou- 
cester county. West Jersey, but later removed 
to Xorthampt(.:'n township, l^urlington county, 
where he died in 1720. In 1683 he was a mem- 
ber of the governor's council and of the West 
Jersey assembly. From 1684 to 1686 he was 
judge of the supreme court of West Jersey, 
and in i7o() was a member of the council of 
proprietors. (See Clement's "Early Settlers of 
Newton Township"). 

(II) Joseph Collins, son of Francis (spell- 
ed bT'rancis) Collins and Sarah Mayham, was 
of Burlington county. New Jersey, and in 1698, 
he married Catharine Huddlestone, formerly 
of Rhode Island, then of East Jersey. They 
|iassed the Chesterfield monthly meeting of 
P'riends in that year. In i6g6 Joseph received 
five hundred acres of ground in Burlington 
county from his father, Francis, upon the event 
of the second marriage of his father. A com- 
mittee of the Society of Friends met to see 
that Francis made proper conveyance of his 
pro])ert\' to his first wife's children before 
they would allow him to pass meeting for his 
second marriage. Later, in his will, Francis 
cuts all these children off with one shilling 
apiece, and gives all the rest of his estate to 
his second wife. 

(III) Rebecca Collins w^as a daughter of 
Joseph Collins and Catherine Huddleston, of 
Burlington county. New Jersey. Her husband 
was Samuel Clement, who in 1735 received 
conveyance from her father, Joseph Collins, 
of 297 acres of ground in Newtown township, 
Gloucester county, which plantation was part 
of a five hundred acre conveyance received by 
her father, Joseph Collins, from his father, 
Francis Collins, who received a larger tract 
in 1 716 from \\'illiam Penn. 


141 1 

(IV) Jacob Clement, son of Samuel Clem- 
ent and Rebecca (Collins) Clement, married 
Jlannali .-Mbertson. 

(\') Sarah Clement, daughter of Jacob 
Clement and Hannah .Mbertson. married Jonas 
Cattell ( III ). I See Cattell line ). 

The Abeel family is of Dutch ex- 

ABEEL traction and belongs to the group 

of the early pioneers of Fort 

C'range. now .Mban}-, Xew York, whence they 

dispersed to various places in that state and 

in Xew Jersey. 

(I) Stoefel or Christopjier Janse Abeel was 
a master carpenter in Heverwyck. Xew .\mster- 
dam. from 1653 to February 3, 1655. .At this 
time he is recorded as being about thirty-two 
years old so that he was born probably about 
1621 or 1623. December 4, 1678, "appeared 
before Adrian \'an Elpenden, Xotary Public 
resident in Xew .Albany. .Stoefell Jansen .Abeel 
and Xeeltje Jansen. joined in matrimony, being 
both in good health. They leave all estate to 
the survivor for life and then to their children. 
-Magdalen, aged seventeen. Maria, aged, four- 
teen, Johanes, aged eleven, and Elizabeth aged 
seven. The said Magdalen is already married 
and has had given to her one bed and fifty 
whole Beavers. They exclude the Lords Or- 
phan ^Masters from all management, and do 
not desire them to meddle with the govern- 
ment of the children. The survivor and their 
brothers in law Cornells X'ander Pool, and 
•Adrain Gerrits Popendorf are made overseers." 
This will was proved October 14. 1681. His 
wife was Xeeltje Janse Croon. 

( II ) Johannes or John Stoeffels Abeel. third 
child and only son of Stoefel or Christopher 
Janse and Xeeltje Janse (Croon) Abeel, was 
born about 1667. He was a merchant, lived in 
New York for a number of years, during which 
tune he married; returned about 1696 to Al- 
bany, of which town he became the mayor for 
the years 1694-95 and also for the years 1709- 
10. June 26, 1710, he wrote his will which 
was proved in Xew York, March 31. 1714. In 
ir he leaves "to my eldest son Christopher £15 
by right of primogeniture." He becpieaths all 
his real and personal estate to his wife for 
life or widowhood "on condition that she shall 
maintain and educate the children, and they 
are to be taught to read and write and some 
lawful trade whereby to get their living hon- 
estly. And when they are come of age or are 
married my wife is to give them such a ])or- 
tion as she thinks fit." After his wife's death 
all goes to the children. His executors were 

his wife, and his friends (ierardus Ik'ekman, 
Evert Duyckinck, Invert Bancker and Myndert 
.*>chu\ler. His gravestone, dug up some years 
ago near the Second Dutch Church in .Albany, 
has the following inscri])tion : "Here lies the 
body of John .Abeel who departed this life ye 
2Sth day of Jan'y 1711, and in the 44th year of 
his age Dient begin van wel televen, (jingh der, 
weer den Hemel waert, L'yt den Hemel was 
gegevcn, Storf maar verliet de.Aert." 

.April 10, 1694. he married Catalina Schuy- 
ler, who bore him six children: i. Xeeltje. 
ba])tized in Albany, .April 14, i'')95. 2. Chris- 
toffel, baptized in New York, December 16, 
1696. 3. Catalina, baptized in New York, Oc- 
tober 23, 1698. 4. Neeltje. baptized in Albany. 
March 30. 1701. 5. Jannetje, baptized in Al- 
bany. June (), 1703. (). David, referred to 

I HI) David, youngest child of John an<l 
Catalina (Schuyler) Abeel, was baptized in 
Albany. .April 29. 1705. He entered into his 
father's business in New York, to which he 
finally succeeded, becoming in 1750, when the 
firm name was changed from Abeel & Kier- 
stede to Abeel & Company, the senior part- 
ner. February 4, 1726. he married Maria, 
sister of Gerardus Duyckinck, the executor of 
whose will he became in 1756. From this 
union there was at least one son, lames, re- 
ferred to below. 

(I\') Colonel James, son of David and 
-Maria (Duyckinck) -Abeel, was born May 12. 
1731, died -April 23, 1825. He served in the 
revolutionary war as a deputy quartermaster- 
general, and at the close of hostilities retired 
to his estates near Lake George, New A'ork. 
.March or Alay 30, 1762, Colonel James -Abeel 
married ( jertrude, only daughter of John Xeil- 
son, -M. D.. of Xew Brunswick, born between 
1740 and 1750, died July 16, 1799. Children: 
I. David, born January 13, 1763; married, 
May 10. 1789. Jane Hassert, and had two 
children: i. Mary .Ann, born 1791. died -\pril 
29. 1864; married Dowd Ditmars Williamson 
and had one child: ii. David, born June 12, 
1S04, died .September 4. 1846; was the first 
missionary to China of the Dutch Reformed 
church, whither he went in 1829 as chaplain 
in the employ of the .Seamen's Friend Society, 
his addresses in London led to the formation 
of the undenominational society for promoting 
female education in the east, in 1834; founder 
of the .Amoy mission in 1844, and publisher 
of several works on the east and its problems. 
2. Joanna, born September 13. 1764, died De- 
cember 22. 1804: married. Xovember 23, 1783. 



Major Leonard Bleecker. and had six chil- 
dren: James, George Washington, Gertrude, 
married Edward Kemeys, EHzabeth, Leonard 
and Edward. 3. John Neilson, referred to 

(V) The Rev. John Xeilson, third child and 
youngest son of Colonel James and Gertrude 
(Neilson) Abeel, was born in 1768, died Janu- 
ary 19, 1812. He was a clergA'man in the 
Collegiate Dutch church in New York. Janu- 
ary 29, 1794, he nu'rried Alary Stille, born Sep- 
tember -'7, 1773. (lied June 13, 1826, who bore 
him one child : ( iustavus, referred to below. 

(\'I ) The Rev. Gustavus, imly child nt the 
Rev. John Xeilson and Mary (Stille) .Abeel, 
was born June 6, 1801, died September 4. 1887. 
1 le manied, July 2ft, 1827, Mary Yan Nest, 
Imrn .\pril k), 1807, died in Alay, 1884. One 
ot their children was (iustavus Xeilsun, re- 
ferretl to below. 

(VJl) (iustavus Xeilson, son of the Rev. 
(nistavus and ALTry ( \'an Xest) .Vbeel, was 
born in Geneva, Xew York, in 1839. In 1 85 1, 
liis father removed with his family to New- 
ark, New Jersey, where he had been called to 
minister to the Second Dutch Reformed 
Church. Young (iustavus X. entered Rutgers 
College, from which he graduated in 1859. 
Soon after he began studying law in the office 
of the Hon. Frederick Theodore Frelingluiy- 
sen, and in June, 1862, he was admitted to the 
New Jersey bar. (October 7, i8fi2, he was com- 
missioned second lieutenant in Company D, 
First Regiment of Xew Jersey \'olunteers 
(three year men); August 30, 1863, he was 
promoted to tirst lieutenant. Company B, same 
regiment, and in November following was ap- 
pointed major in the Thirty-fourth Regiment. 
Ivlarch 13, iS()5, he was promoted to the brevet 
rank of lieutenant colonel, and about this time 
resigned from the service. On his return home 
he began the practice of law, and for several 
years he was the partner of the Hon. Theo- 
dore Runyon, of Newark. In 1874 he was ap- 
pointed prosecutor of the pleas for Essex 
county, and was reappointed to the same office 
in 1877. On the expiration of his term in 
1882, he was again reappointed by the gov- 
ernor, but the senate failing to confirm he was 
ciintinued in this office by Judge Depue until 
the appointment of his successor in 1883. Be- 
fore the last year of his service as jjrosecutor 
had expired Colonel Abeel's health had so 
completely failed that he was obliged to re- 
tire frcan active dut\' and although he at one 
time rallied so much as to jiropose to resume 
liis jiractice, he found himself unable to do so. 

and finally died of apoplexy, January 4, 1884. 
A full meeting of the bar of Essex county was 
held a few days after his death, and many 
tioquent tributes were paid to his memory. 

Judge Ludlow McCarter said, concerning 
him: "As a lawyer he was great. Of the 
prosecutors of this state he bv common con- 
sent stood at the head. .\s an advocate he was 
the \ery impersonation of force and power. 
As a soldier in the field he was brave, and 
many times faced death without flinching. As 
a man he was honest, generous and noble, the 
tiuest I if friends the most honorable of foes." 
I he lion. Cortlandt Barker, in a note ad- 
dresse<l to the meeting, which he was unable 
ti> attend, says among other things: "Poor 
.''Jieel, may he rest in peace. I see that the 
]'ul)lie prints do justice to his character. He 
was no C(.i])yist : nor did he truckle one whit to 
any one. What he wished he wished and went 
fi^ir it. \\ hat he thought he thought and was 
apt to sa_\' it. In a certain direction of ability 
he had few etfuals. Those whom he oppe^sed 
had ti-' look out. He asked no cpiarter and 
gave little." The following are the resolutions 
adopted on the occasion: "Resolved, That in 
the sudden death of Col. Liustavus N. Abeel 
the IJar loses one of its ablest and most experi- 
enced members ; an acute observer of men, in- 
stinctively able to detect sham, endowed with 
a mind distinguished for its quickness of 
apprehension and fertility of resource, dis- 
])la}ing great tact and skill in the examination 
of witnesses, powerful and convincing in argu- 
ment, fearless and independent in the per- 
formance of duty, he filled the responsible 
office of Prosecutor of the Pleas of Essex 
county for eleven years with credit to himself 
and safety to the community, and in that most 
ini])ortant position his zeal in the exposure and 
punishment of crime was only equalled by the 
care with which he sought to discriminate ac- 
cused innocence from guilt. 1 lis mind was full 
of indivi<luality, and native strength, and hail 
his health been restored to him, a career in 
which he would have had few peers lay before 
him. He served with distinction in the war of 
the L'nion and ruse by successive steps to an 
honorable rank in the service. His nature was 
genial and kindly; his friendship was close antl 
enduring ; he was a gallant soldier, a warm- 
hearted gentleman, and and upright man ; and 
we, members of the Bar of Essex county, join 
in tendering our sincere and heartfelt sym- 
pathies to his laniily from whom he has been 
So suddenly snatched by the hand of an over- 
ruling and wise providence." 




R_v his marriage with Margaret llall, the 
I Ion. (Jiistavus Xeilson Abeel had three chil- 
dren: I. EHzabeth, married John R. Brinlev 
and had five children: Alargaret, John, Ayliffe, 
Anne and Elizabeth. 2. Caldwell Hall, died 
unmarried as a young man. 3. Xeilson,, re- 
ferred to below. 

(\'III) Neilson, youngest child of Colonel 
(ju,stavus Xeilson and Alargaret (Hall) Abeel, 
was born in Xevvark, Xew Jersey, August 22, 
1872, died in that city, May 18, 1907. He re- 
ceived his early education in the Xewark public 
schools ; during his early manhood was em- 
ployed in the Celluloid Conijiany in Xew York 
City. Deciding, however, to take uj) the law as 
a profession, he entered the Xew York Law 
School and after his graduation in 1898 was 
admitted to the Xew Jersey bar. In 1900 he 
was appointed assistant city attorney for Xew- 
ark under a Democratic mayor and held this 
office for three years. L'p to his death he was 
an ardent worker for and a zealous upholder 
of the Democratic party, and his dearest wish 
was to see purer politics and a higher ideal for 
his party. He was a communicant of Trinitv 
Church, Xewark, and also a member of the 
Holland Society of Xew York. 

April 19, 1900, he married in Xewark, Xina 
Fessenden. seventh child and second daugliter 
of Frederick W'olcott and Xannie Jane ( Nye) 
Jackson, born June 11, 1874 (see Jackson, \'), 
who survives him and has borne him four chil- 
dren : I. Xancy F"essenden, born March 11, 
1901. 2. Xeilson Jr., October 29, 1902. 3. 
Elizabeth Wolcott, August 23, 1904. 4. Mar- 
garet Hall, February 3, iQOfi. 

Ireland has furnished several 
BARRETT notable men of the name of 

Barrett, sons of immigrants 
who came to the Cnited States during the first 
half of the nineteenth century. George Carter 
Barrett (1838-1906) associate justice of the 
New York supreme court, and his uncle. 
George C. Barrett, the successful Xew York 
lawyer; and Lawrence Barrett (1S38-91 ). tlie 
tragedian and contemporary of Edwin Booth 
and E. L. Davcn])ort, and author of the lives 
of Edwin Forrest and Charlotte Cushman — 
these are examples of the genius inherent in 
the family. 

(I) John Barrett was born in county C'ork. 
Ireland, in 1834. He married, in 1859, Mary 
D. Lee, born in 1837, in county Limerick, Ire- 
land. He came to the L'nited States with his 
wife in i8fio, and found employment in the 
shops of the Camden & .Amboy railroad at 

Bordentown, Xew Jersey, and about 1886 was 
transferred to the company shops in Xewark, 
Xew Jersey, where he met his death by acci- 
dental drowning in the Passaic river in 1889. 
He was an industrious man, and brought up 
his family with his own high ])rinciples as to 
the honor attaching to honest labor. John and 
Mary D. (Lee) Itarrett were the parents of 
fourteen children; two died in infancy, and 
eight still survive: i. Timothy J., of whom 
further. 2. John, born in Bordentown, Xew 
Jerse\', 1873; is engaged in dredging along the 
Delaware river. 3. Thomas J., of whom fur- 
ther. 4. James, born in Bordentown, Xew 
Jersey ; was a steam engineer until 1908, and 
i; now engaged in the theatrical profession 
with his elder brother. 5-6. Lizzie and Bess, 
reside in Philadelphia, Peimsylvania. 7. Mar- 
garet, lives in Bordentown ; is widow of (ieorge 
Sullivan, who was a jilumber. 8. 1 lannah, re- 
sides in Florence, Xew Jersey. The family 
were brought up in the Roman Catholic church. 

(II) Timothy J., son of John and Mary D. 
(Lee) Barrett, was born in Ikirdentown, Xew 
Jersey, in 1869. He was advertising solicitor 
foi the Sunday Advertiser of Trenton, and 
while so engaged, became interested in ama- 
teur theatricals, and soon became a profes- 
sional. He made his first professional appear- 
ance in the vaurleville team of "McMaiuis and 
King," Mr. Barrett, taking the part of Mc- 
Manus, continued to use that name. He mar- 
ried Edith Chappelle, of the vaudeville team 
of the Chappelle Sisters, and the couple are 
now playing under the name of McManus and 
Chappelle. In 1909 they appeared before the 
late King Edward and the (Jueen Mother in 
the private theatre at Piuckingham Palace. Mr. 
Barrett wrote and staged the "Watermelon 
Girls" and the "Pullman Porter Girls." He 
and his wife both held well established places 
in the profession, and are great favtirites with 
the amusemerit loving public. 

( II ) Thomas Joseph, third son of John and 
Mary D. (Lee) Barrett, was born in P>orden- 
t(.iwn, Xew Jersey, Xovembcr 15, 1875. He 
was educated in the ])arochial school of the 
Roman Catholic church at Bordentown, and 
when old enough foimd his first employment 
as an apprentice to the maciiinist's tratle in 
the shops of the Riverview Iron Works, where 
he remained four years. lie then went to 
Trenton, Xew Jersey, where he was engaged 
with William Shap for about a year. He ne.xt 
superintended the luitting in of steampipes in 
the Linoleum Building, and had charge of 
pijiing the new building erected for the large 



Urewing Conii)any established in Trenton, His 
next application of his engineering and me- 
chanical skill was the improvement of the 
roads of New, Jersey under the direction of 
the state government. He began at the founda- 
tion by running a steel roller, and from that 
to the charge of the stone crusher. His next 
engagement was as foreman of the men em- 
ployed in macadamizing the state roads, and he 
held this position for twelve years, and during time owned and operated the Keeler Stone 
Quarry in company with a ]iartner. The ex- 
cellent roads in and about the state capital and 
far into the surrounding country are monu- 
ments to his thorough workmanship and di- 
rection. In igo6 he sought a less strenuous 
profession and became proprietor of the Roeb- 
ling Inn at Roebling, New Jersey. He put the 
business on an excellent money-making basis, 
and sold it out May 20, igo8, and took charge 
of the Florence Hotel, which he remodeled 
and refitted, improving the entire property, 
w hich has been a wa\-side hostelry for genera- 
t'ons. and after exi)ending more than $20,000 
made it one of the most attractive and best 
ec|uipi)ed hotels (if the state outside of the ex- 
clusive class of idtra-stylish patrons. He main- 
tains the old fashioned hospitality, where com- 
fort and good fellowship exists between the 
host and guests, and between one guest and 
another without regard to class distinction. 
Mr. Barrett is now engaged in the contracting 
business in Bordentown, New Jersey, and 
Greensboro, Maryland. Mr. Barrett is a Re- 
publican in politics, and a good Catholic in 
every sense of the word, and the political faith, 
combined with the religious faith, make him 
an ideal innkeeper and host to the traveling 
jiulilic. where automobile tourists over the 
splendid roads that he helped to build find 
special accommodation and leave with reluc- 
tance so genial a host. 

He married. November 28. 1905, Anna, 
daughter of Captain John and Ellen (Sweeny) 
Herron, of Bordentown, New Jersey. She 
was graduated at St. Mary's Convent, Borden- 
tiwn. New Jersey, and is the mother of two 
children : Rose Roebling, the first child born 
in the new town of Roebling, New Jersey, in 
October, 1906; as a babe she took three prizes 
at the baby show at Trenton : and Thomas, 
born at Roebling, in ( )ctober, igo". 

The Brower family belongs 

BROWER among the old Dutch colonists 

of New Amsterdam, from 

whence the descendants of the original emi- 

grant ancestors have dispersed throughout 
many of the states of the Union, especially into 
New Jersey, where the family has n(jt onlv be- 
come numerous but has also played a most 
important ])art in the history of its various 
Dutch settlements, 

( I ) Adam lirouwer Berckhoven, born at 
Cologne, came to this country about 1642 and 
settled at New Amsterdam, where he lived in 
the house Iniilt on the lot of Hendrick Jansen. 
in 1656 he had removed to Long Island. He 
died in 1733. Among his children were : Jacob, 
married Anna, daughter of Domini Bogardus 
and Anneke Vans ; Adam, referred to below. 

(II) .\dam, of .\dam I'rouwer Berck- 
hoven. removed from Long Island to Mon- 
mouth county. New Jersey, and settled in the 
vicinity of h^armingdale, where he died in 1769. 
Among his children was Sybrant. referred to 

(HI) Sybrant, son of Adam I'.rouwer, was 
born in 1683, and married Sarah \N'ebber. i\Iay 
22. 1706. Children: Jacob, Arnatt, .Vbram, 
Cornelia. Sybrant Jr., Janett, Picter, Annetje. 

(I\') Jacob, eldest child of Sybrant and 
Sarah (\\'ebber) Brower, was born in Mon- 
mouth county, May 7, 1707. and married, No- 
vember 2, 1724, Lea Studhard. Children : Jonas, 
Ji hn. referred to below. 

(\") John, son of Jacob and Lea (Stud- 
hard) lirower, was bom in 1733, and married, 
December 25, 1757, Katharine \'erway. Chil- 
dien: Elias, referred to below; Mary. 

( \ I ) Elias, only son of John and Kath- 
arine (N'erway) Brower, was born in Mon- 
mouth ciiunty, in 17O0, and married Elizabeth 
I'almer. Children: Isaac I., referred to below ; 
Katharine, died young. 

( \'II ) Isaac I., only son of ELlias and Eliza- 
beth (Palmer) Brower, was born Jime 10, 
1781. He was a miller. June 5. 1804. he 
married Schicha Van Brunt. Chiklren: I, 
Elias 1. Jr. : Schicha ; Joseph : Ann ; Catharme ; 
Henry : Elizabeth : lienjamin : ( iilbert \'an 
I'runt. referred to below. 

(VIII) Gilbert \'an Brunt, youngest child 
of Isaac I. and Schicha ( \'an Brunt) Brower, 
was born at Marlboro, February 2, 1816, and 
died at Point Pleasant, in 1854. He was a 
farmer. He married (first) Ann Maria Hes- 
keth. who died in August. 1850. Children: 
William H. ; Charles W., referred to below ; 
Amelia ; Christina ; Sarah. Gilbert \'an Brunt 
Brower married (second) Amelia Hesketh ; 
children : Alonzo ; Dewitt Clinton. 

( IN ) Charles W., second child and son of 
Gilbert \'an Brunt and Anna Maria (Hes- 



ki-th ) Rrower. was l)(.)rn in Maiibdro. New 
[ersev, Janiiar)- 12, 1H40, and died June 12, 
190(1. in Farmingdale, Xew Jersey. .\s a boy 
he attended the common schools of Monmouth 
county, but his education was mostly the result 
of his efforts and perseverance. .\t the out- 
break of the civil war he enlisted in the I-'ourth 
Xew Jersey Heavy Artillery, in which he 
served as quartermaster-sertjeant for three 
years and nine months, beint; in the battles of 
Cold Harbor and Andersonville. and on the 
frontier when General Lee surrendered at 
.Appomattox Court House. .At the close of 
tlie war he returned home and after a year 
went into the butchering business in Eaton- 
town, Xew Jersey. In 1870 he established the 
American House in Farmingdale, which be ran 
for forty years with great success, at the same 
time managing a farm a little way outside of 
the town. He was also very much interested 
in manv financial organizations in which he 
was a large stockholder and director. .Among 
tliese was the Farmingdale Improvement Com- 
pany, for the manufacture of pianos and car- 
riages, of which he was vice-president and 
treasurer, and also the Monmoutli County Fair 
.Association, then of Freehold, and later of 
Asbury Park, of which he was one of the di- 
iector~. In politics Mr. llrower was a Re- 
jniblican, and very active in the interests of 
liis party, and although he steadfastly declined 
to hold an\- office he was widely known as one 
of the party leaders all over the county. For 
many years he served as a member of the 
b'armingdale school board. He was a member 
of the Independent C)rder of Odd Fellows of 
I-reehold, and a charter member of Squankum 
'I ribe. Xo. iq. Improved Order of Red Men. 
of Farmingdale, and a past sachem of one of 
the oldest tribes in the state. He was also an 
officer in Conover Post. Grand .Army of the 
Republic, Freehold. In his younger days he 
was affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. 
Charles W. Brower married Martha E., daugh- 
Uv of lacob Young, of Ocean county, Xew 
Jcr>ey. Children: I. William Isaac, born 
1872 : now station agent for Pennsylvania rail- 
road at Farmingdale ; married Frances Kesth, 
of Brooklyn, Xew York. 2. Charles Chauncey, 
referred to below. 3. (ieorge Patterson, born 
in Farmingdale. 1882 ; now in the hotel busi- 
ness there, with his brother Charles Chauncey. 
(X) Charles Chauncey. second child and 
son of Charles W. and Martha E. ( Young ) 
Brower, was born in Farmingdale, Xew Jer- 
sey, in 1876. .After receiving hi.- early educa- 

ticMi in the schools of l-'armingilaie he went to 
tiie high school at breehold and to the i-ree- 
h.old Military .Academy, after which he gradu- 
ated from the business college in Trenton, Xew 
Jersey. hOr seven years he was engaged in 
the mercantile business in I-'armingdale. in the 
emjjloy of Jacob Lutz. This ]josition he left 
\v order to go into the hotel business in Lake- 
wood. Xew Jersey, where he had charge of a 
hotel at the time of his father's illness 
and death. .After this event the American 
House, established and run by his father, was 
st)ld, and Air. lirower removed for a short 
time to Philadelphia, but in .March, 1907, re- 
turned to Farmingdale, where he established 
the Brower House, which he has ever since 
conducted most successfully and satisfactorily 
with the aid of his brother, George Patterson. 
In addition to this hotel he still continued to 
manage and operate the farm which his father 
had also carried on. He has now purchased 
the South Orange Hotel and will locate there 
soon. In politics Mr. Brower is a Republican. 
He is a past sachem of S(]uankum Tribe, Xo. 
19, Improved Order of Red Men of Farming- 
dale, and was that tribe's representative to the 
grand council in 1909, and he is chief of rec- 
ords of the organization. 

TheButterworth fam- 
Bl'TTFR\\ORTIi ily of Xew Jersey has 
always had a reputa- 
tion for honesty and integrity and those quali- 
ties of sterling value which have made Xew' 
Tersey the most highly respected, and the 
strongest intellectually and morally of any 
state in the Union. The family has intermar- 
ried with almost every family that has a his- 
tory in the state, but unfortunately the records 
that have come to light so far are insufficient 
to reduce the family genealogy to a coherent 
whole, and the most that can be done w'ith any 
degree of certainty is to trace individual lines 
back for several generations. 

I i ) The earliest known ancestor, John But- 
lerworth, married Rachael Eayre, a descend- 
ant of one of the most prtMiiinent families of 
Burlington county, whose ancestry includes 
such names as Moore, Stokes, Fenimore and 
Lippincott. .Among his children was Joseph, 
referred to below. 

(II) Joseph, son of John and Rachael 
(Eayre) Butterworth, was born February 19, 
1798. He lived in Pemberton township, and 
n;arried Esther, daughter of Jarvis and Eliza- 
beth ( Rogers) Stokes, born January 22. 1791. 



Her great-grandparents were Thomas ami 
i\lary ( ['.ernard ) Stokes, who came to this 
country anumg the earliest of the old (Hiaker 
settlers. Among their children was Mordecai 
Stokes, referred to helow. 

(Til) Mordecai .Stokes, son of Joseph and 
Esther ( Stokes ) liutterworth, was born in 
Pemberton township, Jiurlington county. New 
Jersey, September 8, 1831, and died February 
4, I go I. For his early education he was sent 
to the ])iiblic schools of lUirlington cotmty, 
after leaving which he conducted a general 
store in Wrightstown. Then for a number of 
3 ears he was a farmer in Pemberton. In 1877 
lie came to Mount Holly and engaged in the 
hotel business. Three years later he sold out 
and went back to farming, which he continued 
until 1891;, when he returned to Mount Holly 
and took charge of the same hotel that he had 
I previously conducted, until the time fif his 
death. He was a member of the Society of 
Friends; a director in the Farmers' National 
Bank, of Mount Holly, and for one term col- 
lector for I'lurlington county. He married, 
October 10, 1831, Reliecca Childs Lippincott. 
Cliildren : i. P'ranklin Lippincott, born De- 
cember 29, 1852; married ]\fary S. Pudd : one 
child, Cliarlotte, born .\pril 12, 1S8.V 2. John 
Henry, born b^bruary ii), 1834: married 

Camilla Lawlei. 

Jervis 1!., born June 24, 

1855, '^I'c' ^ame year. 4. (lertrude, born .Au- 
gust 29. 1857: married J. W. Ewan : Esther 11.. 
now Mrs. S. ( )rlan<l : J. lulgar, married 

Alcott: Ruth Pretz, of P.rooklyn ; e;"arl S. 3. 
Mordecai Stokes, born September 13, 1831^ 
died in infancy, (k Howard Lijipincott, twin 
of Mordecai Stokes, died in infancy. 7. Eliz- 
abeth b~sther, biirn March 2, i8fto: married 
George 1. liowne, a descendant of the cele- 
brated Inhn Powne, of Flushing: children: 
Arthur b., (i. Herald, Elizabeth B. 8. Mor- 
decai Stokes, born April 25, 1862, unmarried, 
g. Rebecca Ella, referred to below. 10. Will- 
iam Lisco, born August 3, 1871, died in in- 
fancy. Rebecca Childs ( Lippincott ) Putter- 
worth dieil January 17, igo9. 

( 1\') Rebecca F.lla, ninth child of Mordecai 
Stokes and Rebecca Childs (Lippincott) Biit- 
terworth. was born in Pemberton, New Jerse}', 
September 2J. 1869, and is now living in Mount 
Pfolly. She married (first) Joseph Powell Jr.. 
who died January 31, 1002. Married (second) 
W'illiam D. ALarren. Children of first mar- 
riage: Joseph Jr., died in infancy: P>eatrice 
Putterworth, died in iiifancv. Child of second 
marriage: William D. Jr., Ijorn .\pril 4, 1907, 
died in infancy. 

(IV) Captain Jonathan, son of 
C( )NDIT Samuel Condit (c|. v. ), was born 
in West Orange or Pleasant 
\ alley, New Jersey, October 18, 1736. He 
settled on the farm of his father, where he 
followed his chosen occupation of farming, 
and died there August 29, 1823. He was a 
ca|itaiii in the re\-olution, serving in Colonel 
Philip \'an Cortland's Second Essex County 
Regiment, attached to Heard's upper brigade. 
He was a conscientious churchgoer, and in his 
old age being poor and having no vehicle but 
an ox cart, he and his wife rode regularly to 
tlie church in that : not caring to show it, he 
would stop as he entered the village, hitch his 
cattle to a tree, and thence walk to the house 
of (iod. He was on a committee by vote of the 
parish of the First Church, December 22, 1784, 
to call upon and settle with the managers 
l)_\' i)a)'ing over to them money subscribed 
t(5 the building of the "C)range" sloop, a 
boat running from Newark to New York 
in the interest of revenue of the parish. He 
married, 1758, Jemima Condit, born 1736, 
(laughter of John Condit. Children: I.Isaac, 
born July ig, 1759, died February 25, 1829. 

2. .Simon, born ( )ctober 18, 1761, died January 

3, i83g. 3. Ruth, born May 18, 1764, dietl 
September 12, 1840. ^. Jeptha, born 1768, 
died 1820. 3. Jonathan, born April 5, 1769, 
mentioned below. 6. Electa, born October 21, 
1 77 1, died September 10, 1776. 7. Phebe, born 
April 28, 1774, died September 4, 1776. 

( \' ) Jonathan (2), son of Captain Jona- 
than ( I ) Comlit, was born on the old landed 
h.omestead in West Orange X'alley, April 3, 
1769. In later years he removed some distance 
back into the mountain, wdiere he settled on 
a farm of fifty acres situated on what is now 
Laurel avenue. Here he died November 30, 
1834. He erected a stone house on Mt. Pleas- 
.'lUt avenue, with road running between this 
and his son .Moses's homestead. He cultivated 
the land and erected a shop where he set up a 
turning lathe for the turning of tool handles 
of dogwood. His power w'as furnished by 
water irom the nearby brook. He maintained 
this shop for a number of years. He was of 
the straightforward and upright type of man, 
industrious and conscientious, a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church. .\t his house 
were held joint meetings of the society, and he 
was a devoted member of his church. He mar- 
ried .Abigail Baldwin, born September g, 1771, 
died January 17, 1843, daughter of Benjamin 
Baldwin. Children: i. Moses, born .August 
17, 1794. mentioned beliiw. 2. P.enjamin, 



born February 24. iji/i. dicil Doccinhfr 14. 
1855. 3. Liicinda, born .Marcb 5, IJ^/J. 'lied 
July 29, 1866. 4. William, born April 11, 
1801. died June 13. 1859. 5. John, born De- 
cember 1 8, 1803. died I'"ebruary 28, 1 8 10. 6. 
Morris 7... born March 12, 1807, died Decem- 
ber 19, 1866. 7. Maria, born January 14, 
1809. 8. Abigail 11, born March 18. 1812, 
died April 14, 185 1. 9. Emeline. l)orn Febru- 
ary 28, 1 81 4. 

(\T) Moses, son of Jonathan (2) Condit. 
was born on the old Condit homestead. Ml. 
Pleasant avenue. West Orange, Xew Jersey, 
-August 17, 1794- He attended the district 
nearby school during the winter terms, work- 
ing on the farm at other times. 1 le continued 
on his father's farm until after his marriage, 
and before his father's death was deeded the 
house and six acres of land. Here he spent 
liis life. He raised the common crojjs. cut and 
sold large quantities of lumber from his own 
land, and bought other tracts which he cut and 
sold. He was successful with his orchard, 
growing large quantities of peaches, his son 
Albert conducting the growing and selling of 
this fruit. He raised Canfield and Harrison 
species of apples, converting these into cider 
at a profit. As a speculator in cattle he made 
much money, buying his cattle in Sussex and 
Orange counties and driving them to West 
(Grange, slaughtered them during the winter 
months in his barn, in the old-fashioned way. 
His farm situated on the present Pleasant 
N'aliey way comprised at his death one hundred 
and eight acres. He was progressive and up- 
to-date, and had everything to beautify and 
improve his farm. Few farmers believe in 
the more improved ideas of agriculture than 
Mr. Condit. and he was always active in the 
affairs of the farm. He served in the war 
of 1812, going to Sandy Hook with his regi- 
ment, the service being mostly guard duty. 
He led an upright useful life, and devoted 
deeply to his home and family, wluch he taught 
the habits of industry and frugality. He had 
dee]) religious convictions, and early joined the 
Methodist church at \'erona, but later joined 
the St. Cloud Presbyterian Church by letter 
at the formation of the society and was elected 
an elfler of this church. He was an oldtime 
Whig in his belief and practice, but later affili- 
ated with the Democratic party. He became 
interested in education, was a trustee of the 
school in his district, and for a number (jf 
years boarded teachers at his home. He mar- 
ried. May 27, 1819. Maria Corby, born .\o- 
veniber 30. 1797. died November I. 1874. 

daughter of William Corby.- Children: I. 
Jesse W., born .August 14, 1S20, died March 
19, 1872: married, November 26, 1856, Sarah 
.\. .Soper : children: i. William .Adrian, born 
January 2\, 185S: ii. h'rank M. .N., born June 
29, i860; iii. Emma S., born Se])tember 29, 
1861 : iv. Jessie Mabel, born .May 23, 1864; v. 
(inice .\nn. born June 29. 1866: vi. and vii. 
I-"dna .M. and Minnie (i.. twins, Ijorn June 29, 
1870, died .August, 1870. 2. Albert born March 
I, 1823. mentioned below. 3. Martha .Almira, 
born March 12. 1826, married, October I, 1851, 
.Adam Wilson Nevins: children: i. Ella .A., 
Ixirn July 9, 1852: ii. Mary Olive, born June 
2^. 1854, married J. I-Vancis Conklin ; iii. Carrie 
E.. born July 8. 1858, married Joseph H. 
Conklin; iv. \\ilson Condit. born January 14, 
i860. 4. Theodore !•".. born December 18. 
1828, married, T'ebruary, 1858, Elizabeth 
Sayre : children : i. William, born December 
14, 1858. died I])ecember 6. 1859; ii. Sarah E.. 
born August 15, i860; iii. John T., born May 
16, 1862; iv. Lowell E., born May 14, 1864; 
v. Robert R., born July 7. 1866: vi. Mary O. 
born June 3, 1868. 3. Ilannah Caroline, born 
March 24, 1831, married, .\pril. iSfii. Isaac 
.Newton Canfield : children : i. .Anna .Augusta, 
born -April 2^^. 1862: ii. .Mary Emma, born 
June 24, 1864, died December. 1874. 6. Jona- 
than Emmons, born .August 2j. 1833, died Sep- 
tember 9, 1849. 7. Moses Edgar, born Feb- 
ruary 23, 1836. married, December 11, 1867, 
.\nna R. Bond; children: i. Harry, born April 
16, 1871, died -April 30, 1872 : ii. Carrie Nevins, 
born September 3, 1873. 8. Alary, born March 
28, 18.44: married. 1886, .Andrew J. \'an Ness. 
( \'II ) .Albert, son of Moses Condit, was 
born at West Orange, on the homestead farm 
on Condit Lane, situated on the road to \'er- 
ona, March i, 1823. He was brought up on 
his father's farm, ac(|uiring the usual common 
school education of a farmer's son at that 
period. Fie was progressive in his studies, 
and a sjilendid farmer. I'rom the age of fif- 
teen to twenty-seven he contiiuied with his 
father in the affairs of the farm. He became 
progressive in his ideas of agriculture and be- 
lieved in tlie improved methods. He became 
greatly attracted to the raising of fruit, par- 
ticularly ])eaches, and became a pioneer in the 
section. He let out large orchards on the 
mountain side and devoted for a time his whole 
interest to this industry. His fruit brought 
the first premium at all the New York City 
fairs, and it was due to his expert cultivation 
tliat greatly enriched his father's estate and 
netted a handsome vearlv income. .After the 



rige of twenty-seven years, owing to a decline 
in the peach growth which was prevalent in 
the valley at that time, he came to East (Drange 
and entered into the grocery business, remain- 
ing for a short time. This did not prove suc- 
cessful and the business was closed up. He 
then became clerk for the Francis Grocery at 
Newark, remaining three years, when he re- 
tnrneil to the West Orange Valley and bought 
the Al)ner Xeeves farm of thirty acres, now 
situated on Alt. Pleasant avenue, on the road 
to Livingston. He was successful in the rais- 
ing of the common crops and fruit growing. 
He entered extensively into the cattle business 
( i860), making e.xtended trips through north- 
ern Jersey and Sussex county. Orange, and 
rppcr |)art of Morris counties, where he bought 
cattle, selling them to dealers and driving them 
to West Orange, where he slaughtered them on 
his farm in his own slaughter house. He con- 
trnued in this business on the home farm until 
1884, when his sons, Orlando E. and William 
E., established themselves in the wholesale 
meat business at East Orange. He then retired 
from active work, continuing at farming dur- 
ing the latter jjart of his life. He died at West 
Orange, at his home, August 4, 1899. Mr. 
Condit was of a quiet, retiring disposition, 
amiable and democratic in his makeup. He 
v/as strictly upright and honorable in all his 
dealings, and socially possessed a host of 
friends. He was philanthropical, helping others 
in a quiet way. He attended the St. Cloud 
I'resbyterian Church. He was a sterling Dem- 
ocrat, and adhered to his party principles. He 
was tax collector, a number of years, council- 
man of the town of West Orange, and be- 
lieved in advanced ideas in town affairs. He 
was one of the pioneers in macadamized roads. 
He married, Xovember 28, 1849, Rachel Cath- 
arine Williams, born November 2^. 1825, died 
December 27, 190<). daughter of Jonathan 
Squier and I'hebe (Terry) Williams. Jona- 
than S. Williams was a farmer and hat manu- 
facture! . Children : Orlando Emmons, born 
March 20, 1853, mentioned below ; x-Mice Carey, 
born August 2;^, 1857 ; William Elmer, March 
b. 1 861 : Bertha Catherine, July 24, 1865. 

(Vni) Orlando Emmons, son of Albert 
C<indit, was born in the east part of Orange, 
Xew Jersey, March 20, 1853. ^^ '"i early age 
he removed with his parents to the ancestral 
house in the West Orange \'alley, where his 
educational training began in the nearby dis- 
trict school. At the age of thirteen years he 
daily attended the Misses Robinson's private 
school at CJrange, which stood where the pres- 

ent Boys' Club now stands on Main street. 
During the summer m<jnths he assisted his 
father at home. He took a course in the 
1 Iryant & Stratton Commercial School at New- 
ark, from which he graduated in the spring of 
1871. As a youth he assisted his father in the 
cattle business, driving cattle from the nearby 
ti.wns to West C)range, where they were 
slaughtered in his father's slaughter house on 
tlie homestead farm. Gaining the experience 
in this business, he later became his father's 
salesman and was successful from the start, 
n^uch of his father's product being sold in the 
('ranges, Montclair and nearby towns. He 
continued with his father up to 1884, when 
Air. Condit Sr. retired from the business, and 
bis sons, (Jrlando E. and William E., the latter 
having gained a thorough knowledge of the 
business, having also been associated with his 
father, opened the beef and packing plant of 
(-'. E. & W. E. Condit, at East Orange, near 
South Clinton street, June 9, 1884. They 
iK-.ndled the Hammond products from the start, 
he being the pioneer beef merchant, and later 
became the G. H. Hammond Company, and 
finally merging into the National Packing Com- 
pany. The Condit firm have continued to 
handle the products of these concerns, doing a 
large commission business, supplying the re- 
tail dealers in the surrounding and local trade. 
The firm supply westward to Morristown, 
south to Milburn, north to \'erona, Caldwell, 
Alontclair, and east to Newark and vicinity, 
selling also packing houses in New York City. 
The plant, situated between Clinton and Hal- 
sted streets, has a refrigerator 30 by 75, cap- 
able of storing one hundred thousand pounds 
of beef and fresh products, also packed meats. 
Mr. Condit had charge of the plant and inside 
business, and W. E. Condit attended to the out- 
side and financial end, buying and collecting. 
July 17, 1909, the brothers disposed of the 
biisiness to ^he National Packing Company. 
Mr. Condit owns a beautiful resi<lence on 
S<.)Uth Clinton street, which he erected in De- 
cember, 1890. He anil his family are members 
of the Brick Presbyterian Church. He has 
served on the board of trustees and as chair- 
man of [iroperty committee and chairman of 
building committee of the church, and is at 
present one of the ruling elders of the society. 
He is a member of the Sons of the .American 
Revolution, the Ro}'al Arcanum. Longfellow 
Council, No. bjS- ^t East Orange. He mar- 
ried, October i(>, 1878, Elizabeth Rhoda Mul- 
ford, born December 25, 1854, daughter of 
Timothy Whitfield and Phebe Louise (Bald- 



wiiii Multord. Cliildreii : i. 1 Iclcn Louise, 
born December 12, 1879, married, *■ lctoi)er if). 
1003. Fred Rutherford Hood; children: i. 
Elizabeth Multord, born September 15, 1905; 
ii Alan Condit, born August 16, 1907 ; iii. 
Fred Rutherford Jr.. born November 6, 1908. 
2. Albert Emmons, born February 26. 1882, 
married, December 15, 1909, Anna Lindsley, 
born December 15, 1879, daujjhter of John 
Nicol and lilla (Stetson) Lindsley. 3. Timo- 
thy Mulford. born March 25. 1884. 

The name Closson. like those 
CLOSSON of Clawson, Clauson, Classon. 
Claessen, etc., had its origin in 
the Dutch custom of attaching "sen" to the 
father's given name, to form the surname of 
the child: thus the sons of "Claus." the Dutch 
fotm of Nicholas, were named "Claussen," or 
more commonly Classen or Claessen, until the 
family had been resident in America for a few 
generations, when it became closely associated 
with the English, adopted the custom of their 
neighbors and retained a permanent surname 
instead of changing with each generation. Two 
or three branches of the Classon or Clauson 
family became residents of Pennsylvania dur- 
ing colonial times, all probably descended from 
the early Dutch emigrants to New Netherlands. 
Jan Classen was one of the earliest Dutch 
settlers on the Delaware, residing in or near 
Burlington Island in 1676, and the following 
year obtained a grant of land on the Nashaniiny 
in Bucks county in the present limits of Bristol 
township, and received permission from the 
court at L'pland to settle thereon. This land, 
about five hundred and thirty acres, was con- 
firmed by William Penn in 1684 to Jan or John 
Clauson, and descended to his children, all of 
whom, however, according to the Dutch cus- 
tom, took the name of Johnson. 

Christian Classon, of "Tiaominck" (Tacony), 
purchased in 1685 "a parcel of Meadow 
(iround. being in the swamp adjoining the land 
belonging to the township of Tiacominck, join- 
ing to the River Delaware." Christian died 
about 17CW. and his widow, ^[argaret, married 
Thomas Jones. Christian and Margaret Cla.s- 
son had eleven children. 

fl) Captain (ierrabrant Claessen, of New 
.\msterdam. became the head of another branch 
ot the Closson family, whose descendants be- 
came residents of Philadelphia and its vicinity. 
He obtained a grant of land in liergen county. 
New Jersey, of Phili]) Carteret, and died there 
in 1708, leaving a widow, Mary, who died in 
1714, and children: Cornelius; William, see 

forward; .Xicholas ; Herbert; Xeiltje. wife of 
|ohn Jurian; Meyfie, wife of Dirck \'an Lout: 
Mary, wife of (Jeret \ on Wagoner, and Peter. 

( 11 ) William Clawson, sup])0sed to be a son 
of Captain Cerrabrant Claessen, settled at Pis- 
calaway. Middlesex county. .\ew Jersey, where 
he purchased land as early as 1683, and died in 
1724. He left a widow, .Mary, and children: 
Cornelius, who died in Piscataway in 1758, left 
iliildren: Cornelius, William, Zachariah and 
several daughters; Benjamin ; Josias ; ^\'illiam ; 
John; Gerrabrant : Josci)h; Thomas, see for- 
ward; Mary, married Drake: Hannah, 

who was immarried in 1723. 

I HI) Thomas Closson, son of William and 
Mary Clawson, die<l in Piscataway in 1 761, 
leaving children: Brant. William; Richard, 
who died in Buckingham, Bucks county. Penn- 
sylvania, in 1754, leaving a widow. .Mice ; John, 
sec forward; Josias; lirant: Mary; Elizabeth: 
Hannah, and Sarah. 

( 1\' ) John, son of Thomas Closson, at the 
time of his death. December 6. 1756, was a 
tenant on land belonging to Thomas Watson, 
of Buckingham, lying just over the line of 
Buckingham township, Bucks comity, Penn- 
sylvania, in the townshij) of Warwick. A 
John Clawson, of Pennsylvania, aged thirty- 
two years, occupation cordwainer, on June 27, 
1746, joined Captain Trent's com|)any. recruit- 
ed for the expedition against Canada, and with 
that company went into winter quarters at Al- 
bany, New York, in the winter of 1746-47, and 
was discharged October 31. 1747, "the intend- 
ed expedition against Canada having been aban- 
doned.'' This was without doubt the John 
Closson who died in Warwick township, Penn- 
sylvania, as both he and his .son, William, of 
Wrightstown, were by occujjation "cordwain- 
ers." Letters of administration were granted 
on his estate to his widow, Sarah Closson, Jan- 
uary 14, 1757, with John Wilkinson and Joseph 
Fackett. of Wriglitstown, as sureties. In her 
account of the estate, filed March 15. 1758, she 
i> allowed a credit "for victualling, cloathing 
and schooling two children, from December 6, 
1756, to the date of her settlement; and for 
payment of a bond and interest to Richard 
Furman, amounting to thirty-seven ])Ounds, 
nineteen shillings, one jjer.ce." This Richard 
Furman was the fatlier of .Sarah Closson and 
belonged to the family of Furmans who had 
been long settled on Long Island and were 
prominently identifie<l with the affairs of the 
English settlement in and near Newtown. Long 
Island. The children of John and Sarah ( Fur- 
man 1 Closson: William, who died in 1784, 



married. October 23, 176(1. Rachel Stout, and 
had children: Stout, Isaac and Thomas; John, 
see forward. 

( \ ) John (2). son of John ( I ) and Sarah 
( l'\irman ) I'los^on, was born about 1738. His 
name appears on the tax list of Warwick 
t> wiiship in 1759, and soon after this date he 
married and settled on fifty acres of land in 
riunistead township. Bucks county, where he 
continued to reside during" the remainder of 
his life. He attained a great age and was 
buried at Red Hill Church in Tinicum town- 
sliiji. The name of his wife has not been pre- 
served but his children were: I. Elizabeth, 
born 1762: died May 15. 1847; niarried, April 
14. 1784, Isaiah Warner, a member of the 
Warner family of Wrightstown. and a descend- 
ant of William Warner, of Blockley, Philadel- 
phia. 2. John, see forward. 3. Rebecca, died un- 
marrietl. 4. Barbara, married Benjamin Clark. 
5. Martha, married (iirst) Jonathan Harker. 
(second) Jonathan Keller. 6. Sarah, married 
(first) Samuel Shaw, (second) John Stover. 
7. Alary, married Andrew IVice. 8. Amelia, 
married Jacob Housel. 9. Thomas. married, Sep- 
tember S. i/^b. Elizabeth, daughter of David 
Navlor. of Amwell. 10. William, was a mer- 
chant in Solebury township, 1797-1805; mar- 
ried. Xovember 19, 1794. Sarah, daughter of 
George ^Vall. Es<|., member of the supreme 
executive council of Pennsylvania ; sheriff of 
Bucks county, and an incunilient of a mnnber 
of other public offices; William and Sarah 
(Wall ) Closson had nine children, among theni 
being George Wall Closson, treasin^er of Bucks 
county. 1842-44. II. Prudence, married. Janu- 
ary 25, 1799, George Wall, fourth of this 
name, a son of Colonel (.ieorge \\ all. mentioned 
above. 12. Isaac, married Anna Maria Niece, 
had eight children, the youngest. Isaac, of Car- 
vers\'ille. being born in i8i(.>. 13. James, died 
.March 30. 1815; marrietl Mary Tomlinson. 
.mil hail: Joseph, Isaiah and Elizabeth. 

I \'! ) Jnjui ( 3). eldest son and seconil child 
nf bihr. (2) L'liisson. of Plumstead, was b")rn 
a1)Miit 1 7' 14. and was reared on his father's 
I arm ir. Bucks county. Pennsylvania. He was 
a farmer in Plumstead and Tinicum townships, 
and died in January. 1815. He married, about 
1789. Elizabeth Cpdegrave, who died at the 
home <if her daughter, Sydonia Emerick, in 
^^^7- ^'i'-' "'IS t'le daughter of Edward and 
Sarah (.Mitchell) L'pdegrave, of Plumstead, 
whii trace 1 their ancestry through the found- 
ers of (iermantown to Herman Op de (jraeff, 
one of the formulators of the Mennonite creed 
at Dordrecht, (jermany, in 1632. Children of 

John and Elizabeth (Updegrave) Closson: i. 
-Amos, born November 29, 1790; died October 
2C), 1865, at Carversville ; married, 1811, Mary 
Davison, of Plumstead, and had nine children, 
most of whom removed to Illinois, wdiere they 
became prominent business men. 2. Sarah, 
married Thomas Pickering. 3. Lavinia, mar- 
ried Washington \'an Dusen. 4. Sydonia, mar- 
ried ( first ) Samuel Emerick, of Solebury, ( sec- 
end) Jose[ih .Anderson, of Buckingham, Bucks 
county. 5. Mary, married Robert Roberts, and 
removed to Illinois. 6. Jidia Ann, married 
Peter Case, of near Doylestown. and her de- 
scendants still reside there. 7. Susanna, mar- 
ried. May 4. 1833. Phineas Hellyer, of Buck- 
iugham, and died the following year. 8. Eliza- 
beth, married Hoover. 9. Levi, mar- 

lied Mary Cox; resided near Doylestown many 
years, then removed to Chicago, where he and 
his sons became prominent in business life. 10. 
Jiilui. see forward. 

( V 1 1 ) John ( 4 ) , youngest child of John ( 3 ) 
and Elizabeth ( L'pdegrave ) Closson. was born 
in I'lumstead township. He married Mary, 
daughter of John and Barbara ( Libhardt ) 
Loucks, and granddaughter of Henry and Bar- 
bara (Heaney ) Loucks, of Bucks county, later 
of York county. Pennsylvania. The Loucks. 
I leaneys and Libhardts were among the earli- 
est German settlers, held a number of offices 
of public trust and responsibility, and were 
closely identified with the growth and imjirove- 
ment of the sections in which they lived. 

(VIII) Captain James Plarwood, son of 
John (4) and Mary (Loucks) Closson, mar- 
ried Josephine, daughter of Joseph and Han- 
nah (Foster) Banes, and descended through 
her mother from se\'eral of the early Colonial 
families of Philadelphia, among them being 
that of Buzby, the American progenitor of 
which, John Busby, brought a certificate to the 
Philadelphia Friends Meeting dated 2 mo. 4. 
1682. On the paternal side she was descended 
from one of the oldest families in Lancashire, 
England, representatives of which were among 
the earliest purchasers of land from \\'illiam 
Penn in his province of Pennsylvania. 

(IX) Dr. James Harwood Closson, son of 
Captain James Harwood and Josephine 
(Banes) Closscm. was born in Philadel]:)hia, 
Pennsylvania, November 27, 1861. He was 
educated in public and private schools in his 
native city, supplementing this by a special 
course at Lafayette College, Easton. Pennsyl- 
vania. He took up the study of medicine at 
the Hahnemann Medical College, from which 
he was graduated in i88(j, and locating in 




Germantown began his prtjfessional work in 
which he has since that time been actively 
engaged, having an extensive practice and 
standing high in Iiis profession. lie is asso- 
ciated with the following nanieil organizations: 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania; ( lenea- 
logical Society of Pennsylvania ; Colonial Soci- 
ety ; Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Revo- 
lution ; Xethcrland Society ; Pennsylvania Ger- 
man Society ; Sons of I)elaware ; American 
Psychological Society; American Institute of 
Homeopathy; Homeopathic Medical Society 
of the State of Pennsylvania; Homeopathic 
Medical Society of the County of Philadel- 
phia; Germantown Medical Club; has been 
president of the last two societies and served 
as secretary of the Homeopathic Medical Soci- 
ety of Pennsylvania ; associate member of 
George C. Meade Post, No. 1, Grand Army 
of the Republic ; member of the Loyal Legion ; 
Pennsylvania Forestry Association; Lafayette 
College Alumni Association ; Zeta Psi Frater- 
nity ; Union Lodge, No. 121, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons; Germantown Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons; liellfield Country Club; Ger- 
mantown Cricket Club ; United Service Club ; 
.Site and Relic Society of Pennsylvania; Re- 
publican Club of New York City. Dr. Clos- 
son married, October 22, 1891, Mary Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary 
Elizabeth (Bancroft) Bell. On her mother's 
side she is descended from Thomas Bradbury, 
one of the original proprietors of the town of 
Salisbury. Massachusetts. Among her other 
ancestors are the F'osters and liuzbys men- 
tioned above, and Walter de Stirkland (.Strick- 
land), who lived in the reign of King John, of 
England. Dr. Closson and his wife have chil- 
dren ; Josephine Banes, born September 12, 
1893; James Harwood Jr., June 18, 1896; 
Mary Bancroft, December 29, 1898 

The common ancestor of the 
WIKOFF Wyckoff or Wikoff family in 

America was Picter Claesz, 
son of Claes Cornellissen, who was brought 
from Holland to New Nethcrland by his 
father when he was nine years old. He settled 
in Flatlands, where he cultivated the bouwerie 
of Director-general Peter Stuyvesant in 1655, 
and where in 1653 and i(^^6 he had purchased 
for himself quite a large ])lanlati(in. He was 
magistrate of I<"latlands most of the time from 
1655 to 1664, and a representative to the Mid- 
wout (now Flatbush) convention, which chose 
delegates to go t6 Holland and lay before the 
States General the distressed state of the coun- 

try. 1 le was also one of the patentees of h'lat- 
lands named in the charters oi'i6b/ and 1686. 
Shortly after the cession of New Netherland 
to the h'.nglish in 1664, he adopted the surname 
of Wyckoff, or Wyk-hof, which literally 
means "the court of refuge," or the "refugee's 
home" and would indicate that his father came 
over to escape persecution. In tlie course of 
time this name has come to be spelt by its 
owners in various different ways, as Wyckoff, 
among the Somerset county, New Jersey, and 
the Long Island branches ; Wykoff-, among the 
Monmouth coimty, New Jersey branches ; also 
Wicoff, Wikoff, Wickoff and Wycough. 
Pieter Claes Wyckoff married, about 1649, 
Grietje, daughter of Hendrick \'an Ness. 
Children: 1. Annetje, baptized November 27. 
16^0; married Roelof Martensen Schenck. 2. 
Mayken, baptized October 17, 1753; married 
Willem Willemse, of Gravesend, and became 
ancestress of the New York and New liruns- 
wick Williamsons. 3. Geertje, married March 
17, 1678, Christofel Janse Romeyn. 4. Claes, 
or Nicholas, married Sara Pieterse Monfoort, 
ancestor of the Pennsylvania and Hunterdon 
county, New Jersey, branches. 5. Cornells, 
died in i7of); married October 13, 1678, Ger- 
trude Symonse Van Aartdalen, ancestor of 
the Long Island and Middlesex county. New 
Jersey, branches. 6. Hendrick, died Decem- 
ber 6, 1744; married (first) Geertje ; 

(second), Helena ; no children; adopted 

his great-ne])hew, Johannes Willemse, of 
Gravesend, who, ado]ning the name Wyck- 
off, became the ancestor of the Newtown, 
Long Island, branch. 7. (iarret, referred to 
below. 8. Alartin, married (first) F'emmetje 
.■\ukes \'an Nuyse; (second). May 27, 1683, 
Hannah \\'i!lemse, of Flatlands; i)robably 

(third), Jannetje . 9. Pieter, married 

Willemptje Schenck. 10. Jan, born February 
t6. 1665; married Neeltje Willemse van Kou- 
wenlioven. 11. Margrietje, married Matthias 
-Adamse Brouwer. 12. \\'i!lemptje. 

(II) Garret Pieterse, son of I'ieter Claess 
and Grietje Hendricksen (Van Ness) Wyck- 
off', died between October 8, 1704, and July 12, 
1707. He took the oath of allegiance in 1687, 
and is on the assessment roll of Flatlands in 
ifr)3. In 1699 he was one of the five who 
purchased one thousand acres of land at Marl- 
boro, Monmouth county. New Jersey. He 
married, about 1691, Catharine, daughter of 
Johannes and Adriaentje (Blcick) Nevius 
(see iXevius). Children; i. Pieter G.. died 
March 7, 1731 ; married May 23, 1723, Rensie 
Martinse Schenck. 2. Gretje, married Ctx^rt 



van Voorhees. 3. Adrianna, married John 
Van Nuyse. 4. Antje, born September i, 
1693; married Minne Lucasse van Voorhees. 

5. JNIaryke, married Roelof Terhune. 6. 
Jonica. 7. Garret, referred to below. 

(III) Garret G., son of Garret and Catha- 
rine (Nevius) WyckofY, was born in Flat- 
lands, Long Island, March 5, 1703, and died in 
Monmouth county. New Jersey, November j, 
1770. He left Flatlands and settled in New 
Jersey on the land bought by his father, and in 
1731 was a member of the Dutch Church in 
Freehold. Remarried (first) Aeltje Gerretse, 
born October 13, 1705, died February 19, 
1740-1 ; (second) Aeltje Lef¥erts. Children, 
six by first marriage: i. Garret, born October 
31, 1730; married Patience Williamson. 2. 
Samuel, referred to below. 3. Peter, baptized 
March 31, 1734: married Alice Longstreet ; 
was guide to General Washington at the battle 
of Monmouth. 4. Catharine, married Benja- 
min Conover. 5. Ida, married David Conover. 

6. Alice, married Jacob Van Derveer. 7. 
Auke, baptized December 4. 1748: died 1820; 
married Sarah Schenck ; was lieutenant-colo- 
nel during the revolution. 

(IV) Samuel, son of Garret G. and Aeltje 
(Gerretse) Wykofif, was baptized October 19, 
1732. He settled near Allentown, Monmouth 
county. New Jersey, was one of the charter 
members of tiie Allentown Presbyterian 
Church, and for many years one of its ruling 
elders. He married Gertrude Shipman. Chil- 
dren : Garret, born 1762; Jacob, referred 
to below; Samuel, removed to Middletown, 
Ohio. Olive, married John Hen<lrickson, of 
Upper Freehold ; Catharine, married W'illiam 
Croxon ; Mary, married Thomas Sexton. 

(V) Jacob, son of Samuel and Gertrude 
(Shipman) Wykofif, was born in Allent(.iwn, 
New Jersey, Alarch 29, 1765. Fie married 
Alice, born December 15, 1772, daughter of 
William and Ann Green. Children: i. Will- 
iam, died about 1870, married . 2. 

Ann, died in 1831 ; married Daniel Denise, of 
I'reehold township. 3. Samuel. 4. Henry, re- 
ferred to below. 5. (jarret, removed to Knox 
county, Illinois, near Galesburg. 6. Jacob. 7. 
Gertrude, born April 9, 1809; died June 7. 
1841 ; married December 20, 1838, John Hal- 
lowell. 8. John, born about 1807: living in 
1885 near Galesburg, Illinois. 9. Joshua Ben- 
nett, died unmarried, about 1855. 10. Eze- 
kiel, removed to Knox county. Illinois. 

( VI ) Henry, son of Jacob and Alice ( Green ) 
Wykoff, was born ^August 25, 1802. In 1810 
his father removed to a farm in Freehold 

township, about two miles from the court- 
house, on the old Colts road. Soon after his 
marriage Henry Wikoff settled on a neighbor- 
ing farm of one hundred and thirty acres 
which he had bought in 1830. He married. 
January 13, 183 1, Emeline, daughter of 
Elisha and Rachel W'est, who was born near 
Long Branch. New Jersey, August 20. 1810, 
and died April 10, 1872. Children: I. Will- 
iam Henry, referred to below. 2. John W., 
born May 2^. 1835 ; died September 17, if 

lb S.. born December 12, 1837; died 
August 2-. 1838. 4. Charles Edward, born 
November 19, 1843: married November 29, 
1864, Sarah Ann Forman. 

(VII) William Henry, son of Henry and 
Emeline ( West ) Wikot¥, was born on the 
old Colts Neck road, in Freehold township, 
Alonmouth county. New Jersey, July 21, 1833, 
and is now living at 60 East Main street. Free- 
hold, New Jersey. He married in December, 

1857, Margaretta, daughter of Garret P. Con- 
over, of Matawan. Children: Henry Con- 
over and I'rederick Dayton, both referred to 

(VIII) Henry Conover, son of William 
Henry and Margaretta (Conover) Wikoft", 
was born in Freehold, New Jersey, October 4, 

1858, and is now living at Asbury Park, New 
Jersey. For his early education he was sent 
to the public schools of Freehold, after which 
he tixik a two years' course in the Freehold 
Institute. He then took to farming, working 
for his father for a short time and then start- 
ing in for himself. In 1902 he gave up farm- 
ing and went to Asbury Park, where he set up 
in business, keeping a hay and grain and gen- 
eral feed store, which he has conducted with 
marked success ever since. He is a Republi- 
can in politics, but disclaims all title to being 
a politician. He is also a deacon in the Dutch 
Reformed Church of Asbury Park. He mar- 
ried, in Freehold, in February, 1882, Ella C, 
daughter of John B. and Mary Ann (Smock) 
Conover. who was born in Freehold July 19, 
i860. Children : Edgar E.. born in June, 
i88g; Frederick Conover. born in September, 

(VIII) Frederick Dayton, son of William 
Henry and Margaretta (Conover) WikolT, 
was born in Freehold, September 27, 1863, and 
is now living at Red Bank, New Jersey. After 
receiving his early education in the public, 
schools of Freehold he attended the Freehold 
Institute and the Greenwood Institute at Mat- 
awan, and then took a position as clerk in a 
drug store, which he kept for five years, re- 



signing it to take a similar iK)sitioii in Asbury 
Park. He then came to Red J lank, where he 
continued in the drug business until 1903. 
when he gave it up owing to the state of his 
health, and started in the hay, grain and coal 
business, which he is now conducting most 
successfully. He is a charter member of the 
Red Hank lodges of the Royal Arcanmn and 
of the A. O. U. W., and treasurer of the 
Red Bank B. of T. He is also a member of 
the Ice Boat Club, and of the Monmouth 
County Historical Society, and a trustee of 
the Presbyterian Church in Red Bank. He 
married, in Red Bank, January 21, 1885, 
Laura M., daughter of Thomas F. and Eliz- 
abeth (Wilbur) Morford, who was born June 
23, 1862. Children: Mabel Thomas, born 
March 22, 1888. married Horace Van Dorn 
Jr.; William Henry, born March 7, 1893. 
Children of Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Wil- 
bur) ]\Iorford: Jennie, Catherine, Laura M., 
(referred to above), Henry. 

The Downing family of Amer- 
Dr)\\"XIXG ica are, so far as is known, the 
descendants of the children of 
Henry and Jane ( Clotworthy ) Downing, and 
grandchildren of Emanuel Downing, who mar- 
ried Lucy, sister of Governor John W'inthrop. 
of Massachusetts, and the father of Sir George 
Downing, Knight, who married Frances How- 
ell, played such an important part in the polit- 
ical history of his time and country, and in 
honor of whom the famous Downing street, 
London, has been named. 

Emanuel Downing is the descendant (if the 
old Plantagenet race of English kings. His 
fatiier Calybut married Elizabeth Wingfield, 
widow of Edward Morrison, whose mother 
\vas Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Cecil and 
sister to William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. Her 
great-great-grandfather. Sir Robert \Vingfield. 
Knight, married Elizabeth Cousell, whose 
father. Sir Robert Cousell, Knight, w'as the 
third husband of Elizabeth Fitz Alan, who 
had married ( first ) William de Montacute, 
son and heir of William, Earl of Salisbury, 
and (second) Thomas de Mowbray, Earl Mar- 
shal and Duke of Norfolk, Knight of the Gar- 
ter, and ancestor of the present dukes of that 
duchy. Her father, Richard Fitz .Alan. Earl 
of .Arundel, had married Elizabeth de liohun. 
and her grandfather, Richard I'ilz .Alan Sr.. 
Earl of .Arundel, had married Eleanor Planta- 
genet, daughter of Henry. Earl of Lancaster, 
and Blanche, daughter of Robert Comte d" Ar- 
tois, and widow of Henry, king of Xavarre. 

Henry of Lancaster was the brother of Ed- 
ward I. of luigland and the son of Henry HI. 
of England, and F.leanor de I'.erenger, daugh- 
ter of Raymond de Bcrenger, Comte de Prov- 

.Adam, son of Henry and Jane ( Clotworthy) 
Downing, married Margaret JackstMi, and 
from him is descended the branch after whom 
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, is named, h'rom 
the other three sons of 1 lenry Downing — John, 
George and Daniel — are descended the New 
England and New Jersey families, 

(1) Daniel B. Downing, who was a grand- 
son of George, son of Henry and Jane (Clot- 
worthy) Downing, was born in 1748, and died 
February 24, 1S28. I le married Margaret 

, born 1751, died February 8, 1802. 

.Among their children was Elias Madison, re- 
ferred to below. 

( 11 ) Elias Madison, son of Daniel B. and 
Margaret Downing, was born in 1782. He 
married Polly (or Mary) Chace, born Decem- 
ber 5, 1784, died in 1856. Among his chil- 
dren was John Chace, referred to below. 

(HI) John Chace, .son of Elias Aladison 
and Polly ( Chace ) Downing, w'as born in Jan- 
uary, 1808, and died in 1846. He married, 
m 1830, Joanna, daughter of David and Phebe 
( Tillou ) Beach (see Beach). Children: i. 
Charlotte Augusta, died in infanc}'. 2. Emma 
Louise, born Alay 2, 1833: married, June 2, 
1S59, William Robinson, born June 10, 1831, 
sc.;n of John and Jane ( Robinson) .Ailing: chil- 
dren: John D., born Se])tember 16, i860; 
Jane R.. December 8, 1861, died September 22, 
i8()3: \\'illiam Robinson Jr., born July 13^ 
1S63, died January 13. tSW); Afadison, born 
Xcvember i, 1867. 3. Joanna Beach, married 
Sylvester S. Battin : cliildren : John B. Battin. 
married Jennie C. O'Gorman. and has Joanna 
Dow ning Battin and Mary .Adams Battin : Syl- 
\ ester Battin Jr., married, and has Elizabeth 
Downing I'.attin and Ruth Battin; Jessie Bat- 
tin, born uS^yt. died 1871 : Clara P>attin, born 
1865. died 18S0. 4. Jolin, Chace Jr., referred 
to below. 5. .Madison, born January 2. 1840, 
died .April 3. 1878, unmarried. 

(]\') John Chace (2), son of John Chace 
I i) and Joanna (Beach) Downing, was born 
m Xew York City, June 13, 1887, and died 
in Xewark, Xew Jersey, December 29. 1900. 
He received his education in the famous pri- 
\ ate school of Dr. I ledges, of Xewark, and of 
Mr. Labaugh, at 1 lackettstown. and then enter- 
ed on his life work as a manufacturing jeweler 
with the firm of Downing & Field. In politics 
In. was a Republican, and throughout his long 



life he was a consistent and faithful member 
of the South Park i'resbyterian Church of 
Newark, on the board of trustees of which he 
served for many years as treasurer and presi- 
dent. He was also for a long time an active 
member of the Jewelers' Club. He married 
Josephine R. Cook, of New Orleans. Chil- 
dren : Jessie Battin : Elizabeth Cook ; Alice 
Marianne, married Robert IVigardus Parker, 
and has Robert I' Jr.; Paul Cook, re- 
ferred to below. 

( \' ) Paul Cook, son of John Chace (2 ) and 
Jo.sephine R. (Cook) Downing, was born in 
Newark, New Jersey, January 25, 1878, and is 
now living in that city. After attending the 
Newark Academy for a number of years, he 
finished his education in the Hartman Naylor 
Academy at Summit, New Jersey; and then, 
obtaining a position with the Fidelity Trust 
Company of Newark, by his ability and perse- 
verance he worked himself up steadily until 
he reached his present ]:)osition of assistant 
secretary and assistant treasurer. He is a 
member of the Union Club of Newark, and a 
I'rotestant Episcopalian. September 22, 1904, 
he married in Great Harrington, Massachu- 
setts, Sarah Dodge Peters, of that town, who 
was born December 31, 1877; children, Lucy 
Peters, born September i, 1005; Paul Cook 
Jr., June 14, 1910. 

(Tlie Beach Line). 

Thomas Beach, generally believed to have 
Ix-en a son of John Beach, of Devonshire, Eng- 
land, and who is known to have been a brother 
of Richard Beach, is found at New Haven as 
early as 1654, when he took the oath of allegi- 
ance. He moved to Milford in 1638. and died 
in 1662. He married Sarah Piatt, of Milford, 
who after his death married (second) Miles 
Merwin. Children; Sarah, married Samuel 
Lyon, of Newark; John; Alary; Samuel; 
Zopher, referred to below. 

( II ) Zopher, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Piatt) Beach, was born at Milford, Connecti- 
cut, May 27, 1662. He settled at Newark, and 
his house is believed to have been on what is 
n<.>w Clinton avenue, a short di'-tance wesi of 
Lnicoln Park. He was town assessor, towns- 
man, and on a committee "to provide a man to 
be siu"veyi)r general." He married Martha 

, who survived him. Children ; E]ie- 

netus. referred to below ; Samuel ; Josiah, mar- 
ried Anna Day ; Zojiher, married Jane Davis. 

I HI) Epenetus, son of Zopher and Martha 
P>each, was born at Newark, about August, 
1696, and died at Newark, Jime 14, 1750. being 

buried in the old burying-ground on Broad 
street. He was town collector and surveyor 

of highways. He married (first) Mary , 

born February 28, 1696, died December 13, 
1736; (second) Phebe, widow of Mr. Kinney, 
whose son by her first husband, Thomas Kin- 
ney, of Morris county, was in 1777 made 
guardian of the daughter of his half brother 
Epenetus Beach Jr. Children, eight by first 
marriage: i. Ezekiel. 2. Haimah, married 
Caleb Baldwin. 3. Joseph, referred to below. 
4. Sarah, married Abraham Canfield. 5. Rachel, 
married Elijah Crane, of Newark. 6. Alary, 
married a Air. Low. 7. Tabitha. 8. Elisha, 

married (first) Sarah ; (second) Si- 

bella ( Newton ) Force. 9. Epenetus, married 

(first) , (second) Hannah 

.■\yres. 10. I^hebe. 11. Jabez. married Anne 

(I\') Captain Joseph, son of Epenetus and 
Alary Beach, was born at Newark, about 1720, 
and died February 17, 1765. He removed to 
Alendham, where he spent the remainder of 
his life, being appointed one of the justices of 
the peace for Alorris county in Alarch, 1759, 
and being supposed to have fought in the 
French and Indian war. .\fter his death his 
widow and seven surviving children returned 
to Newark, where she dietl. He married 
Eunice, daughter of Nathaniel and Alary 
(Crane) Baldwin, who was born at Newark, 
about 1720, and died December 25, 1787. Chil- 
dren ; I. Elias, referred to below. 2. Abner, 
died unmarried, aged seventeen years. 3. 
Eunice, died unmarried, in her sixteenth year. 
4. Rachel, died in her fourteenth year. 5. 
Joseph, married Catherine Ogden. 6. Nathan- 
iel, born October 15. 1754, died May 4, 1808, 
married Sarah ; served in the revolu- 
tionary war as private in Captain Abraham 
Lyon's company, Second Essex County Regi- 
ment, and afterwards was colonel of the Third 
Regiment New Jersey militia. 7. Hannah, 
died unmarried. 8. Samuel. 9. Matthias. 10. 
Alar\'. 1 1. Sarah. 

( \' ) Elias, son of Captain Joseph and Eunice 
( Baldwin) Beach, was born at Alendham, New 
Jersey, about 1750. He lived at Newark, and 
was a soldier in the revolutionary war. A 
letter from his son-in-law. Rev. Stephen Hays, 
dated .\pril 4. 1862, says of him: "Air. Elias 
r.each, the father of my wife, suffered much 
in the revolutionary war, was taken prisoner 
and confined a long time in the sugar house 
in New York, where his feet were frozen, and 
he li:ist in consequence, most of his toes * * * 
He was much respected for his many amiable 



<|iialilies. and the late Judge f'eniiington, father 
of the late Speaker I'ennington, who was with 
him through tlie revohitionary war, said he 
'loved him hke a brother.'" lie married jo- 
anna, daughter of Joseph and Joanna (Crane ) 
Camp, who was born about 1759. and (Hed at 
Newark, February 6, 1832, in her seventy-third 
year. Chiklren: i. David, referred to below. 
2 Caleb, died luly 10. 1853. married Isabella 
Xeal. 3. Ephraim, died August 13, 183", mar- 
ried Mary i'ierson. 4. Eunice, married in 1805, 
Lewis Shippen. 5. Phebe. married, 1804, Jo- 
seph iledden. 6. Rachel, died .October 14. 
i860, married Rev. -Stephen Hays. 7. Mary, 
died October i, 1824, in her twenty-eighth 
year : married Xicholas E. Dullaghar. 8. Eliz- 

(\I) Da\id. son of Elias and Joanna 
(Cam])) Heach. was born at Newark. July 12. 
1780. and died there May 30, 1S30. He mar- 
ried Phebe Tillou. born at Orange. June 3. 
1770. died in Newark. November 30, 1832. 
Children : i. Elias, born November 21, or De- 
cember I. 1805, died November 5, 1851. 2. 
Mary .\nn. born .August 5, 1807, died June 
2"]. 1815, unmarried. 3. Joanna, referred to 
below. 4. Phebe, married, 1832, F. H. Smith. 
5. .Sarah, married, 1832, H. G. Johnson. 7. 
.Albert. 8. David. 9. Marv .Ann. married. 
1 84 1, E. A. Baldwin. 

(\ 11) Joanna, daughter of David and Phebe 
(Tillou) Beach, was born in Newark, De- 
cember 26, i8oq, and died in 1842. In 1830 
she married John Chace. son of Elias Madison 
and Polly (Chace) Downing. 

Britton, son of Montillion 
WOOLLEA' Woolley. is the first member 
of this family of whom we 
have definite information. His father is prob- 
ably the Alontillion Woolley who died intestate 
in Alonmouth county, and he himself was born 
i-i Long Branch, where he was a blacksmith, 
painter, sea captain and teamster. He married 
Ann Wood. Children: Alatthias : Montillion 
W .. referred to below: Britton: .Ann: Mar- 
garet: ^^'illiam H. ; Mary; Alartha : Deborah, 
f II) Alontillion W., son of Britton and .Ann 
(Wood) Woolley, was born in Long Branch, 
Monmouth County. New Jersey. July 10. 18 10. 
and died there in March 1880 He was a car- 
jienter and farmer. He married (first) Cor- 
nelia, daughter of Alichael and Hannah 
(Throckmorton) Maps, who died in 1851 : 
(second) Lydia C. Emery. Children, eight 
by each marriage: Alatthias. referred to 
below; Hannah E. : Alarv A.: Lavinia : Will- 

iam I"..: Margaret V..\ Jame> R. ; Cornelia; 
John Lewis: Francis: George; Jnhn; Willis; 
Lewis E. ; Harriet: .Alfred. 

(Ill) Matthias, son of Montillion W. and 
Cornelia I .Maps) Woolley, was born in Long 
hranch, Monmouth county. New Jersey. De- 
cember 10. 1837, and is now^ living there. He 
received his education in the Long I.ranch 
public schools and in the Charlotteville Semi- 
nary, the latter of which he attended for one 
season, and then began teaching school in 
-Monmouth county, which he conlinuetl to do 
until 1864. when he went as clerk into a store 
at Oakhurst. Alonmouth county. Here he re- 
mained for one year, and came to Long Branch 
and started in for himself in the mercantile 
career wdiich he so successfully followed until 
1877. when he received from Postmaster-gen- 
eral Jewell the appointment of postmaster of 
Long Branch, which he held for the succeed- 
ing eight years until 1885. when he w'ent into 
the real estate and insurance business with 
C. D. Warner, the firm name being C. D. War- 
ner & Company. The partnership was dis- 
solved in 1894. In politics Air. Woolley is 
a Republican, and besides his service as post- 
master he was sheriff of Alonmouth county 
from 1893 to 1896. Since that time he has 
been engaged in the insurance business for 
hmisclf. Mr. Woolley was drafted during the 
civil war, but was exempted from service. 
He is a past grand master of Lodge No. "/y, 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a 
member of the Knights of Pythias. He is a 
member of the board of trustees of the Simp- 
-on Alemorial Alethodist Episcopal Church in 
Long Hranch. He married (first) in Long 
I '.ranch. December 6, 1859. Hannah, born Sep- 
tember 22. 1837. died -August 12. 1904. daugh- 
ter of .Anthony and Tenty .Ann (White) 
Truax ( see Trua-x in inde.x). He married (sec- 
ond) Harriet Emma Dilentash. Children, all 
by first marriage: I. Cornelia W., born Janu- 
ary I. 1862 : married James Stewart : one child. 
James .Stewart Jr., married Mabel Lawrence. 
2. .Anthony Truax. referred to below. 3. -Alida 
W., born -April 8. 1871 : married John H. Davis, 
whom see in index. 

I 1\") Anthony Truax. son of Matthias and 
Hannah (Truax) Woolley. was born at Oak- 
hurst, New Jersey. Alarch 27, 1863. and is now 
living at Long Branch. .After receiving his 
early education in the public schools he attend- 
ed the Eastman Business College at Pough- 
keepsie, Xew' A"ork, from which he graduated 
in 1881, when he returned to Long Branch 
and began clerking for the Long Branch Bank- 



ing Company, with wliuni he remained until 
18^3, when lie re^i.ijned in order to take his 
father's place ni the lirm of C. D. Warner & 
Com]iany, real estate and insurance brokers. 
In i8i;6, when his father retired from the office 
of sheriff, the two organized the insurance 
firm of AI. \Voolley & Son. Mr. ^\'oolley is 
a l^epublican in politics, and was a memlier of 
the board of education of Long Branch for six- 
teen years. In 1897 he was apixiinted postmaster 
of the cit\-, was reappointetl by President 
Roosevelt in 1902 and igofa, and by I'resident 
Taft in 1910. He is also secretary and treas- 
urer of the Xew Jersey Mortgage and Trust 
Compaiu'. which he helped to organize, fie is 
a memljer of tlie Royal Arcanum and of the 
Junior .A. O. L'. M., and he has just joined 
Abacus Lodge, F. and A. M., of Xew Jersey. 
For fifteen years he has been steward of 
the Simjison Memorial Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Long Branch. He married, in As- 
bury I'ark. October 12, 1887, Caroline N., 
born in Xew York City, March 6, 1684, daugh- 
ter of Daniel D., and Sarah E. (Watson) 
Davis. Children: i. \\'alter M.. born F'eb- 
riiary 14, 1889. 2. Edgar D. 3. Marian C. 
4. Mildred. 5. Frances H. 6. Anthony Truax. 
Children of Daniel D. and Sarah E. (Watson) 
Davis: I. Ella, died aged twelve years. 2. 
Caroline X., referred to above. 3. Walter W., 
now dead; married at .Asbury I'ark, Theresa 
Martin; one child. Eleanor. 4. Charles 1!., 
married Harriet R. Weir. 

The Sommer family of Xew- 

SOMMER ark comes from that stalwart 

German stock which has given 

so much in previous centuries towards the 

making up of the strong foundations which 

he at the root of Xew Jersey civilization. 

( 1 ) Cieorge Sommer, founder of the family 
in this country, came from Cermany to Cin- 
cinnati. Ohio, and then removed later on to 
Newark, Xew Jersey. Among his children 
was Henry, referred to below. 

( II ) Henrv. son of Ceorge Sommer, was 
born in Cincinnati. Ohio, and came with his 
parents to Xewark, where he is now living. 
He married Mary, daughter of Franz and 
Rosalie Haefeli (see Haefeli I). Children: 
Frank Henry, referred to below; Raymond, 
deceased, married and had one child, Raymond 
Jr. ; George David, married Josephine Bol- 

(Ill) Frank Henry, eldest child of Henry 
and Mary (Haefeli) Sommer, was born in 

Newark. New Jersey, September 3, 1872, and 
is now living in that city. For his early edu- 
cation he was sent to the public schools of 
Xewark, and after graduating he went to the 
Metropolis Law .School, from which he grad- 
uated, in 1893. He tli^" went to the law de- 
partment of the Xew York Lniversity, and 
after completing his course there received his 
LL. D. degree, in 1899. He was admitted to 
the Xew Jersey bar as attorney in the Xo- 
vember term of the supreme court, i8(-)3, and as 
counsellor in the February term of 1897. He 
has been eyer since engaged in the general 
])racticc of his profession and in the active 
u]3holdiiig of the advancement oi his polit- 
ical party, which is the Republican. At first 
lu went in partnership with Edwin G. Adams 
and later became a member of the firm of 
Guild. Lum & Sommer, which later on became 
the firm of Sommer, Colby & Wiiiting. In ad- 
ditiiin to his law practice, wherein he has 
I inly been successful but has become well 
known and deservedly as one of the acute 
legal minds of Xewark, Mr. Sommer has 
served his party in a number of important 
municipal and county positions, among which 
should be mentioned his term as a member of 
the board of education of the city of Newark, 
and his term from 1905 to 1908 as sheriff of 
Esse.v county. In this latter position Mr. 
Sommer showed himself to the best advantage 
and proved one of the ablest of the many able 
men who have held that position. Mr. Som- 
mer is not a member of many clubs, but he is 
an enthusiastic member of three of Xewark's 
most exclusive and popular ones, namely ; 
Essex County Country Club, Lawyers' Club 
of Newark and the Roseville Athletic Club. 
Mr. Sommer married, Xovember 24, 1897, 
ill Brooklyn, Xew York, Kate Whitehead, 
daughter of Edward and Hannah ( Throck- 
morton ) Royce. Children: Florence Cath- 
erine, George Raymond, Frank Henry Jr. 

(The Haefeli Line). 

The Haefeli family of Xewark came over to 
this country about the same time as the Som- 
mers family, with which it is so intimately 
connected, and although its nationality is dif- 
ferent, yet it belongs to the same group of Teu- 
tonic settlers who have formed the greatest 
bulwark of this country's foundation char- 

( I ) b'ranz Haefeli, founder of the family 
in America, came from Switzerland and set- 
tled in Newark, Xew Jersey. By his wife 


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Rosalie he had tlirt'C cliilclreii : .Albert, re- 
ferred to beknv ; Elizabeth ; Mary, married 
I leiiry Sonimer (see Soinnier. 111). 

( II ) Albert, only son of Franz and Rosalie 
llaefeli. was born in Xewark, New Jersey, lie 
attended the Green street Gennan sehool. and 
later graduated from the Washington street 
school. At age of fourteen he entered the eni- 
]:lny of the .State Banking Q>inpany. later 
merged into the Union National, with which 
he remained and advanced steadily up to the 
position of assistant cashier. l-"(.)r a long tiiue 
he was secretary and treasurer of the \\ ee- 
(|uahic Land & Improvement Comjuuiy, of 
which shortly before his death he was elected 
v'ce-prcsident. He was also treasurer of the 
Weequahic Building & Loan .Association, a 
member of the Arion Singing Society for 
many years, and one of the organizers of the 
Kindling Wood Bowling Club. He died July 
25. KJOQ. at the age of forty-four, on the 
birthda\- of his one vear old son. .\lbert h'ranz. 

David Smith, the first member 
SMITH of this family of whom we have 
definite information, lived in 
\'ernon, Connecticut, and was a revolutionary 
soldier. He was a farmer, and owned a very 
large tract of land in that locality. He mar- 
ried Olive, daughter of Deacon Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Lyman) Talcott, of Bolton, Con- 
necticut ; (see Talcott). Children: i. Aurora, 
born May 25, 1792; died April 22, 1830: un- 
married. 2. Olive, born September i. 1798: 
died March 29, 1831 ; unmarried. 3. Warren, 
born July 27, 1800; died in January. 1870; 
married Mary Goodrich ; lived in Chicopee. 
Massachusetts : no children. 4. David Tal- 
cott. referred to below. 5. Mary, born June 
16. 1807; married Horace Taylor: im children. 
6. Daniel, born September 9. 1810. 7. Zolva. 

born June i. 1813; married McHall. 

(H) David Talcott. son of David and Olive 
(Talcott) Smith, was born in A^ernon. Con- 
necticut, July 2Ti. 1804. and died there July 
25. 1855. He was a farmer, a Democrat, and 
attended the church at Vernon Centre. He 
married (first) May 27. 1828. Mary, daughter 
of Colonel McLean, who built the first w(X)len 
mill at Rockville. Connecticut, who died Au- 
gust 8, 1831. He married (second) in 183!. 
Alargaret T.. daughter of Colonel Thompson, 
of East Windsor (now Melrose) Connecticut, 
who died in 1852. Children, two by first mar- 
riage: I'rances : George: James Harper, re- 
ferred to below ; Warren. 

(HI) James Harper, son of Davicl Talcott 

and .Margaret T. ( Tiiom])son ) .Smith, was 
I)orn at A'ernon, Connecticut, .^eiiteniber 27, 
1834. and is now living at Somerville. New 
Jersey. When he was nine years old lie went 
to Ellington Centre to live, and three years 
later began working on a farm. After one 
year of this labor he entered the woolen mills 
at Rockville, Connecticut, and later those at 
Warehouse I'oint. in the latter of which he 
remained until he became su])erintendent. His 
ability was such and so recognized that while 
he received many offers to take charge of 
various plants that had been only partially 
successful, in order to put them on a paying 
and prosperous basis. During the civil war he 
was at Newark. New Jersey, working for 
Henry ( lardner. where he had charge of two 
mills. He then removed t(i Raritan, where 
there was a small mill in opcratiori emploving 
about thirty hands, and here his executive 
and business ability made itself so plainly man- 
ifest that he eventually developed the plant 
into two large mills which at the time of his- 
retirement employed thirteen hun<lred hands. 
In these mills Mr. Smith became part owner. 
and the business management nf the mills 
was turned over to his son^ whose early 
death put an end to what promised to be a 
very brilliant career. Mr. Smith is a very 
public spirited man. and very energetic and 
broadminded. He is independent in politics, 
and a communicant of .St. John's Protestant 
Episcopal Church in Somerville. He married, 
in i860. Mary E.. daughter of Lemuel At- 
water. of Wallingford, Connecticut. Child : 
Henry .\twater. 

(The Talcott Line I. 

The Talcot or Talcott family came ijriginally 
from county Warwick. England, and John 
Talcott. the earliest known ancestor of the 
family in America, and a descendant of the 
Warwickshire Talcots, was living in Col- 
chester, county Essex, England, as early as 
1558. when his arms are recorded in a visita- 
tion of county Esse.x. He died in Colchester 
about .November. iTioT). He married (first) 

Wells, and (second) Alarie Pullen, 

who survived him and died in Colchester, June 
19. i<:)25. Children, three by first marriage : I. 
Jolni referred tt) below. 2. Robert, died 1641 ; 
married Joanna Drane ; became an alderman 
and justice of the jjeace in Colchester. 3. A 

daughter, married Barnard : children : 

John and Mary Barnard. 4. Thomas, married 
Margaret Biggs, of county Sufi'olk : tcxik 
orders and became rector of the i)arishes of St. 



Alary and Mile End, Colchester, and chaplain 
to the Earl Marshal of England. 5. Grace, 
married, after 1606, John Death. 6. Joanna, 

married, after 1606. Knewstable. 7. 

Marie, married, after 1606, Marshall. 

8. Erne, married, before i6ofi, Thomas Adler. 
I). Ji>hn, who lived for a time with his half- 
liruther John, and later went to Madrid, Spain, 
where he became a prominent merchant. 

( 11 ) John (2), son of John ( i ) and 

( Wells ) Talcott, was born probably in Colches- 
ter, county Essex, F.nglanii. previous to 1558, 
and died in 1 Iraintree, about fourteen miles from 
Colchester, early in 1604. lie married .\nne, 
danghterof Wiliiam Skinner. Children : [.John, 
referred to below. 2. Rachel living unmarried in 
i(;23. 3. Anne. 4. .Mary, possibly married I'agot 
Eggleston, in England, and emigrated with 
him to Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1630, 
and was mother of James and Samuel Eggles- 
ton. 5. Grace, living and unmarried in 1623. 
6. Sarah, living and unmarried in 1623. 

(Ill) John (3), son of John (2) Talcott, 
was born in Braintree, county Esse.x, England, 
and died in Hartford, Connecticut, in March, 
1660. By the death of his father in 1604 he 
was left a minor and only son. He emigrated 
to America with the company of the Rev. Mr. 
Hooker, in the ship "Lion," Captain Mason 
master, which sailed from England, June 22, 
and arrived at Boston, September 16, 1632. 
He settled first in New Town (now Cam- 
bridge) where he was admitted freeman No- 
vember 6, 1632. May 14, 1634, he was one of 
the rei)resentatives of the general court, having 
the previous February been chosen also select- 
man of Newtown. He became the "fifth 
greatest proprietor of houses and lands" in 
Newtown, owning four houses in the west end 
and keeping in repair thirty-six rods of public 
fence. When Rev. Mr. Hooker removed Iiis 
company to the Connecticut river, John Tal- 
cott sold his Newtown possessions and re- 
moved to Hartford, Iiaving previously sent 
there a carpenter who built him a house which 
was the first house built in Elartford, and was 
on the ground where later the North Church 
was erected. Here he took an active part in 
the afl:'airs of the town, and was for many 
years its representative in the general court, 
and it was owing to him that the colony en- 
gaged in the Pequot war. He was also one of 
the chief magistrates of the colony until his 
death. He married Dorothy, daughter prob- 
alilv of Mark Est], and Frances (Cutter") 
Mott, of Braintree, county Essex, England : 
(see Mott). Children: i. Marv, died about 

1(155 ; married, June 28, 1649, I^'-'V- John Rus- 
sell. 2. John, died July 2J,. \()8H; married 
(first) Octiiber 29, 1650, Helena Wakeman ; 
(second) November 9. 1676, Mary Cook, 3. 
Samuel, referred to below. 

(IV) Captain Samuel, son of ]ohn (3) and 
Dorothy (Mott) Talcott, was born probably 
in New Town (now Cambridge) Massachu- 
setts, about i')34, and died in Wethersfield, 
Connecticut, November 10, 1(191. He gradu- 
ated from Harvard College in 1658, and was 
made freeman of Connecticut in 1662. His 
father settled him on land he had bought in 
Wethersfield, and here from 1(169 to 1684 he 
was commissioner, and from 1(370 to 1684 
dejiuty to the general court, of which he was 
the secretary during the October session of 
1684 in the absence of Colonel Allyn. Mav 16, 
1676, he was appointed one of the standing 
committee who had charge of all affairs aris- 
ing between sessions of the court. The fol- 
lowing year he was chosen lieutenant of the 
train band, and two years later lieutenant of 
the troop. ( )ctober 16, 1681, he was elected 
captain of the Hartford county troop. FVom 
1683 until his death, except during the admin- 
istration of Andros, he was assistant. He was 
also one of the original proprietors of Glas- 
tenbury, and was the scholar of the family. 
From him and his brother John Talcott are 
descended all persons of the name in America. 
He married (first) Hannah, daughter of Eli- 
zur and Mary ( I'ynchon ) I lolyoke ; ( see Floly- 

okc) ; (second) August 6, 1679, Mary , 

who survived him and died January 5, 1710- 
ir. Children: i. Samuel, born 1662; died 
April 28, 1698 : married Mary Ellery prob- 
abl}'. 2. John, born 1663; died young. 3. 
Hannah, born i(i(j5 ; died July 27,, 1741 ; mar- 
ried, November 25, 1686, Alajor John Chester, 
of Wethersfield. 4. Elizur, born July 31, 16(39: 
married Sarah . 5. Joseph, born Feb- 
ruary 20, i(')7i : died November 3, 1732; mar- 
ried, April 5, 1701. Sarah Deming. 6. Benja- 
min, referred to below. 7. Rachel, born April 
2, 1676; died November 22, 1702; married, 
Marcli 21, 1700, Peter Bulkley ; no children. 
8. Nathanael, born January 28, 1678; died 
January 30, 1758: married, March 18, 1703, 
Elizabeth F'attin. 

(V) Deacon Benjamin, son of Captain 
Samuel and Hannah (Holyoke) Talcott, w'as 
born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. March i, 
1674, and died in Glastenbury, Connecticut, 
November 12, 1727. He settled in Glasten- 
bury, where he built his house in 1699, on the 
farm given ti> him by his father's will. It 



was a large wooden structure situated on the 
main street of the town, was well fortified, 
and was used as a place of refuge during the 
frequent attacks of the Indians. The bullet 
marks on it could be distinctly seen until its 
removal in 1854. The property is still owned 
(1910) by some of his descendants. He mar- 
ried. January 5, iC)99, Sarah, daughter of 
John and Sarah ((Soodrichi jlollister: (see 
llollister). She died in childbed. October 15, 
1715. and he married (second) the "wife" re- 
ferred to in his will. Children, all by first 
marriage: I. Sarah, born October 30, 1699; 
died July 15, 1743: married, November 28. 
1 71 7, Jonathan Hale. 2. Benjamin, referred 
to below. 3. John, born December 17, 1704: 
died August 25, 1745: married. 173 1. Lucy 
Hurnham. 4. Hannah, born October 16. 1706; 
died February 6, 1790 ; married. January 30, 
1729. Benjamin Hale. 5. Samuel, born Feb- 
ruary 12. 1708: died September 26, 1768: 
married, October 5, 1732, Hannah Aloseley. 6. 
Idizur. born December 31. 1709: died Novem- 
ber 24. 1797; married. December 31. 1730, 
Ruth Wright. 7. Mehitable, born July 17, 
1713; died April 20, 1781 ; married Hezekiah 
\\'right. 8. Abigail, born October 10: died 
October 28, 1715. 

(\'r) Benjamin (2) son of Deacon Benja- 
min (I) and Sarah (Hollister) Talcott, was 
born in Cdastenbury, Connecticut, June 27, 
1702, and died in Bolton, Connecticut. March 
9, 1785. He was a farmer, and lived on land 
in Bolton which he had inherited from his 
father. He married (first) August 26. 1724, 
Esther, daughter of John and Mindwell ( Pom- 
eroy) Lyman, of Northampton. Massachu- 
setts, who was born l-'ebruary 15. 1698. He 
married (second) Deborah Gillett. Children, 
five by first marriage: i. Benjamin, referred 
to below. 2. Joseph, born January 31. 1728; 
died June 10. 1789; married January 9. 1753, 
Eunice Lyman. 3. Caleb, born August 1 1 , 
1730; died young. 4. Caleb (2d), born 1732; 
died in April, 1802: married. March 27, 1759. 
Martha Parsons. 5. Esther, born July 24, 
1736; died May 23, 1808. 6. Lucy, married 
Benjamin Wells. 7. Sarah, married John 
Carver. 8. Seth, born December 26, 1742; 
died 1826; married. April 21, 1763, Anna 
White, g. John, married Sarah Stimsou. 10. 
Phebe. married Hezekiah Wells. 11. .Anna, 
married Elkanah Porter. 12. Deborah. 

(XTL) Deacon Benjamin (3) son of Benja- 
min (2) and Esther (Lyman I Talcott, was 
born in Bolton. Connecticut, June 10. 1725, 
and died there, on land inherited by his father. 

April 18. iSii. llcm.'irried. March 15. 1753, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Smith) Lyman, of Coventry, Connecticut, 
who was born May 10, 1730, and died Sep- 
tember 3, 1810. Children: i. Benjamin, born 
May 9, 1754: died ]'"ebruary i. 1829; married, 
October 31. 1782, Jerusha Olmstcad. 2. Eli- 
jah, born June 22, 1755: died February 8, 
1820: married. November 17. 1779, Rebecca 
Olmstead. 3. Samuel, born April 7. 1757; 
died May 26. 1813; married. .September 8, 
1791, Sarah Smith. 4. Phineas. born Decem- 
ber 14. 1758; died December 17, 1835; mar- 
ried. November 26, 1789, Hannah Kellogg. 5 
Elizabeth, born December 6, 1760; died 1846; 
married Theophilus Griswold. 6. Daniel, born 
July 29, 1762; died November 10. 1807; mar- 
ried (first) Betsey Keeney ; (second) Abigail 
Holt. 7. Jacob, born February 9. 1766; died 
November 27. 1835 ; married. October 21, 
1795. Anna Carpenter. 8. Rachel, twin with 
Jacob; died September 24, 1805; married. De- 
cember 3, 1788, Samuel Howard. 9. Olive, 
referred to below. 10. Esther, born May 7, 
1770; died February 17, 1813; married Alex- 
ander Keeney. 11. Alvan, born November 2, 
1773; died November 22, 1835; married, No- 
vember 8, 1797, Philamela Root. 

(\'ni) Olive, daughter of Deacon Benja- 
min (3) and Elizabeth (Lyman) Talcott. was 
born in Bolton. Connecticut, January 20. 1768, 
and died at \'ernon. Connecticut. May 19, 
1829: she married David Smtih, ((|. v.). 

(The Mott Linei. 

Thomas ]\Iott. of Braintree. county Essex, 
England, was the owner of Sheme Hall. Lex- 
enden hundreds, and of other real estate in 
1599. He married Alice Mead. 

(H) Mark, son and heir of Thomas and 
Alice (Mead) Alott, was born in Braintree, 
county Essex, England, Aj^ril 23. 1549, and 
was buried there 1 'ecember 14, 1637. He 
married Frances Gutter, w'ho was buried in 
Braintree. P'ebruary 27,. 1615. Children: I. 
PVances. married Francis Forward, of Hart- 
ford. England. 2. Thomas, married a daugh- 
ter of John Bend. 3. Andrian. liaptized March 
29, 1758; married (first) Jane Wade (second) 
Catharine Kempc. 4. Mark, married Nancy 
Tichburne; took orders and received D. D. 
degree. 5. John, married .Alice Harrington, 
f). lames. 7. I])orotliy. referred to below. 8. 
Sarah, married (first) Robert Tenborough, 
(second) Sir John Henley. 9. Dorcas. 

(Ill I Dorothy, daughter of Mark and 
l'r:mces (^(hitter) Mott was born in Braintree, 

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county Essex, England, and dietl in Hartford. 
Connecticut, after September 22, 1669. She 
married John Talcott (q. v.). 

(Till- Holyoke Lino). 

Edward llolyoke, of 'I'annvortb.. county Suf- 
foli<, England, resided in Lynn. Massachusetts, 
as early as 1630, and was admitted freeman 
tliere in I'l^S. He removed to Springfield, 
Massachusetts, and after remaining there for a 
while returned to England and died at Rum- 
sey. where he owned a large estate. May 4, 
1660. lie married, June 18, 1(112, Prudence, 
daughter of Rev. John Stocktiin, of .Mchester 
and Kingholt. Children: 1. Edward, dieil 
December t,o. 1I131, aged thirteen years. 2. 
John, died i(>35. 3. Elizur, referred to below. 

4. John, died April 24, 1 64 1. Elizabeth, mar- 
ried (ieorge Kcyser. 6, Ann, married, (.)cto- 
l)er 17. I'u.S, riioiuas I'utnam. 7. .Mar_\-, mar- 
ried, h'ebruary 10, 1(147. Jnhn Tuttle. 8. Sus- 
anna, married, September 12, i()5fi, Michael 
Martin, g. Sarah, married Andrews. 

(II) Elizur, son of Edward and Prudence 
(Stockton) Holyoke, was born in Tamworth, 
county Suffolk, England, and died in Sjiring- 
field, Massachusetts, February 6, UiyU. lie 
was a ]jrominent man in the Massachusetts 
colony, and held various offices of trust under 
the government. He married (first) May 20, 
1640, Mary, daughter of Hon. W'illiam I'vnch- 
on, one of the original settlers of the Massa- 
chusetts Piay colony, a ])atentee und^r the 
charter of Charles I.. March 4, 1620, and the 
same year chosen assistant magistrate by the 
general court of the colony in London. He 
emigrated in 1630, settled in Ro.xbury, was 
later chosen treasurer of the company, and be- 
came one of the original settlers of S|)ringfield, 
Massachusetts, returned to t^ngland in 1652, 
and died at his country seat at \Vraisburgh on 
the Thames, in ( )ctober, i6(i2. He was twice 
married, and by his first wife, wdio died before 
he left England, he had among others Mary, 
died October 2(1. 1(157, as referred to above. 

Elizur Holyoke married (second) 

Stebbins, widow of John Maynard, and also 
of Robert Day, of Hartford. Children, all by 
first marriage: 1. John, born August 2/. i()4i, 
died October 8, 1(341. 2. John, born August 

5. 1642: died February ('>, 1712. 3. Hannah, 
referred to below. 4. Daughter, bcirii dead. 
May 21, 1646. 3. Samuel, born June 9, i(')47; 
died October 31, 1676. 6. Edward, born Au- 
gust 8, 1649: died June 16, 1708. 7. Pllizur, 
born October 13, 1651 ; died August 1 1, 171 1 ; 

luarried, January 2. 1(178, Mary, tlaughter of 
Jacob Eliot. 8. .Mary, born November 14, 
i()S('i: died piK- 14. idjS: married Tames Rus- 

( 111 ) Hannah, daughter of Hon. Pllizur and 
Mary ( Pynchon ) Holyoke, was born in .Spring- 
field, Massachusetts, June 9, i()44, and died in 
\\ ethersfield, Connecticut, I'ebruary 2, 1678. 
She married .Xovember 7. idhi. Captain Sam- 
uel Talcott (i|. V. ) 

(Tlie HoUister Line), 

J he Hullister family of P.ristol, pjigland, is 
a^ old as the reign of Plenry \'III. Jolm Hol- 
hster, a descendant of this family, was born 
in (ilastonhury. England, in i()i2, and settled 
iri W'ethersfield, Connecticut, in i(.)42. and was 
admitted freeman May 10, 1643, at Weymouth, 
Alassachusetts, In the latter colony he was 
representative to the general cnurt the same 
year. He returned later to W'ethersfield. where 
PiC held the office of representative to the gen- 
lal court of the Connecticut colony from 1655 
until his death in A])ril. ifi65, and wdiere he 
became engaged in a church controversy with 
Ptv. John Russell, which resulted in the re- 
moval of the latter to Hadley. He married 
J< ann:i, daughter of Robert Treat Sr., wdio 
died in i(«')4. Children: i. John, referred 
tci below. 2. Stephen, married (first) Abigail 
'I'reat, ( second ) Elizabeth, widow of Jonathan 
Reynolds. 3. Thomas, married (first) Eliza- 
l)eth Latimer, (second) Elizabeth Williams. 4. 
Joseph, died .\ugust 29, 1674. 5. Lazarus, 
born 1(15(1: died in September, 1709. 6. Mary, 
married Jnhn Wells. 7. Sarah, died December 
8, 1(191 ; married (first) Rev. Hope Atherton, 
of Hartford, (second) Timothy Raker. 8. 
F^lizabeth. married Samuel Wells. 

( II ) John (2). son of John ( i ) and Joanna 
( Treat ) Hollister, was born in Wethersfield, 
between 1642 and id-H, and died in (daston- 
bury, Connecticut, November 24, 171 1. He 
married, November 20, 16(17, Sarah, daughter 
(if William and Sarah (Marvin) (Goodrich, 
who died in 1700. Children: i. John, born 
-August q, 1669: died December 13, 174! ; mar- 
ried .\bia, daughter of Lieutenant Thomas 
Hollister. 2. Thomas, born January 14, 1672; 
died October 12, 1 741 ; married Dorothy Hill. 
3 Joseph, born July 8, 1(174: ''''?^1 '" JwIY' 

174(1: married (first) .Ann : (second) 

Sarah . 4. Sarah, referred to below. 

5. Elizabeth, born March 30, 1678; died in 
childhood. 6. David, born November 21, 1681 ; 
died December 2j, 1753: married Charity 

STATI'. OF NEW |1•:KSF,^•. 


. 7. Ephraim ( lrc<.'ii. 8. Cliark'S. Imrii 

July 29. 16S6. 9. Elizalietli. niarricd Dr. Jo- 
seph Steel. 

(Ill) Sarah, daughter of John ami Sarah 
((lOO(lrich) Ilolli.ster. was bopii in Wcthcrs- 
field, Connecticut, October 25, iCtjCt. and died 
in ("ilastonhurv, Connecticut, October 13, 1715. 
She married January 3. 1(198, Deacon llenja- 
niin Talcott (n. v. I. 

In his ".Xnnals of Xewtown," 
l\ll\h^i\ James Riker says. "The Rikcrs 
were originally a Cjerman family, 
located at a very remote period in lower Sax- 
ony, where they enjoyed a state of allodial 
independence, at that day regarded as consti- 
tuting nobility. They there ])ossessed the 
estate or manor of Rycken. from which they 
tiiok their name, then written von Rycken. 
indicating its territorial derivation." This 
would favor the proposed etymology of the 
name as from the German "Reich." meaning 
"kingdom." or "realm :" but in the Dxitch 
forms of the name we do not find as we 
should the Dutch "van" corres]5onding to the 
French "de" and the English "of." but the 
Dutch "de," an entirely different prefix corre- 
sponding to the English "the;" as in Holland, 
the name assumes the various forms of de 
Rycke. de Ryk, de Riecke. etc.. which would 
support the other proposed derivation as from 
the same root as the German "Reiche," mean- 
ing the "rich." 

One of the lords of the above mentioned 
manor and a valiant knight was Hans von 
Ryken. who with his cousin Melchior. the 
latter a native of Holland, particij^ated in the 
first crusade in 1096. heading a band of 800 
crusaders in the army of Walter the Penni- 
less. In this ill-fated expedition Hans per- 
i>lied. but his cousin lived to return home. 
From this period also, if not actually in com- 
memoration of this event, comes the coat-of- 
arms. which has generally been adopted by 
the Riker families in this coimtry. namelv : 
".Azure, a white rose between three si.x pointed 
stars, or : Crest : a white rose between two 
horns ; Motto : Honor virtutis jiraemium 
("Honor is valor's reward"). In addition to 
this coat, several others have at different 
times been granted to different members of the 

Another famous member of the faiuilv. who 
is generally believed to be great-grandfather 
of the founder of the branch in tliis country, 
was Jacob Simonsz de Ryk. a "man of noble 
blood, who held a position of considerable 

wealth and imjMirtance in .\mst.erdam. where 
for more tlian two centuries his ancest(jrs had 
occupied places of public trust and honor. 
When the Duke of .\lva. the ferocious emis- 
sary of Kin.g rhili]) 11. of Spain, began his 
bloody rejirisals for the uprising of the Nether- 
landish nobles, a number of Frisians left I-'ries- 
land and (ironingen. the greater part of them 
joining Count Hendrik van ISrederode at 
.Amsterdam. .Several of these, in .August. 
1367. were captured, imprisoned and executed, 
and the remainder took to the sea. harassing 
Sj)anish commerce and the coasts of Hollan(l, 
which it ke[)t up for the next four or five 
years, more or less sup])orted by William the 
Silent. I'rince of Orange, who finally a]i])ointe(l 
as their leader the Count de la Alarck. who 
initiated the long struggle for independence 
kriown as the "Revolt of the Netherlands." 
by the ca]iture of liriel. A]iril i. 1372. This 
band of adventurers received the name of 
\\ ater-Ciuezen. or Sea Beggars, by which they 
have ever since been known. One of the cap- 
tains who took part in the ca])ture of PSriel 
was Jacob Simonsze de Ryk. and immediately 
after, with .Nicolaas Bernard and Eloy Rudam. 
he was despatched to England to spread the 
news of the conquest among the exiles and to 
re(|uest assistance in men and money. In this 
he was successful, but as he had entered an 
English harbor contrary to the royal decrees, 
his ships were seized and he himself was 
brought before the Queen, where he made so 
successful a defense that Her Majesty told 
him sim])ly. "not to cause any disturbance in 
her realm, and to depart immediately for 
home." Consequently, a few days later. De 
Ryk set sail with his three shi]js and more 
than five hundred auxiliaries. Off the head- 
land of Dover he fell in with a party of fugi- 
tives from the town of Flushing, which had 
just succeeded in expelling their Sjianish gar- 
rison and were in need of aid in order to pre- 
serve their new and hardly won liberty. 
.Assembling a council of war. De Ryk and his 
Companions determined to change their destin- 
ation from Briel to h^lushing. where they 
arrived .April 10. 1372. just in time to prevent 
the city's falling again into the hands of the 
S])aniards and to hold the town until fresh 
reinforcements made the indeiiendence of the 
place certain. Leaving t'"lushing. De Ryk went 
to Zuyderhof)f. where he was informed that 
the S])aniards were at Zandyk. intending to 
atteni])t retaking the town of A'eer. .Attack- 
ing and defeating these forces. De Ryk now 
rendered such important services in rescuing 



I lie city tliat he was appointed as a reward 
for his efforts, Admiral of Veer, and in this 
capacity rendered invaluable aid to the cause 
of his country's freedom. Being captured dur- 
ing the unsuccessful expedition upon the city 
of Tholen, he was one of five prisoners of war 
for whose ransom William of C)range held 
as hostage the Sjianish general Alondragon, 
whose forces were defeated before Middle- 

( I ) The earliest representative of the family 
in this country, and the founder of the branch 
in which we are interested, was Gysbert or 
Guisbert Rycken, who is said to have come 
to Xew Amsterdam from Holland in 1630, 
in one of the earliest of the vessels of the 
West India Company, and to have received 
extensive grants of land in different places, 
the most extensive being at Xewton, Long 
I'-land, which is said to have been a mile square 
and to have included the island now bearing 
his name. \'ery little is known concerning 
h.ini, and the records which mention his name 
are few and scanty. March 31, 1639, he 
entered into an agreement with Jan Jacobsen 
respecting the use of a farm and some cattle, 
the record of which is preserved in the regis- 
ter of the provincial secretary of New Amster- 
dam ( vol. i. !>. <)0). and three months later this 
contract became the subject of court proceed- 
ings which were finally referred to arbitrators 
to settle. Me died leaving a son Abraham 
and one daughter. In the old Riker burying- 
ground at. Xewton, Long Island, is a monu- 
ment bearing the following inscription: "'The 
grave of Abraham Riker, son of Abraham and 
Margaret Riker; born 1655, died .-\ugust 20, 
1746. in the gist year of his age: and in mem- 
ory of his grandsire, ( iuisbert Riker, a native 
of Holland, who came to America in 1630, 
obtained a patent for land at the Bowerv bear- 
ing date 1^32." Around this monument are 
grouped the graves of generation after gener- 
ation of the Rikers. and the inscriptions on 
the tombstones form a very interesting chap- 
ter of the family history. 

( II ) .\braham, only son of record of Gys- 
bert Rycken. was born in ihiq. and died in 
1689. Me seems to have accompanied his 
father from Holland, and about six vears 
after the latter had received his patent for his 
Newton land, to have obtained a grant from 
the West India Comjiany of a tract of land 
adjoining for himself, wliich he had patented 
to him two years afterwards by Governor 
Kieft. The grant to his father was in 1632. 
that to liini>elf in i'i3S. and his patent is dated 

.August 8, 1640, signed by William Kieft. 
director-generall. F"ebruary 26, 1654, he re- 
ceived the ground brief of a farm which 
tiu'ned out afterwards to be incluiled in the 
grant that had been previously made to the 
Uutcli Church in New .A.msterdam for an 
"Arnien liouwerie." June 3, 1655, Rev. Dr. 
Johamies Megapolensis. the Dutch miifister at 
Xew Amsterdam, and Johannes de Peyster, 
deacon and schepen of the city, appeared 
before the council and stated in behalf of the 
board of overseers of the poor, "that said 
board had some time ago bought for the behalf 
and best of the poor a certain bouwery situate 
on the other side of Hellgate, and that the 
Hon<irable Director (general Petrus Stuyves- 
ant had given to the board a piece of land near 
the said bouwerie. which annex they intended 
in time to turn into a new plantation or bou- 
werie. when God's blessing had increased their 
stock of cattle." They had discovered, how- 
ever, that "this piece of land or a part of it 
had afterwards been given to one .\braham 
Rycken, but as the said Abraham R}'cken is a 
poor man who has no more than he can earn 
with his hands, they are neither able nor will- 
ing to disturb him : yet they have cause to 
remonstrate, because the said .Abraham 
Kycken closed up and fenced in a public road, 
whicli had been in use as such for many years, 
to the great prejudice and disadvantage of the 
said bouwerie of the poor. They request there- 
fore most respectfully, that the said Abraham 
Rycken be directed and ordered to remove 
the ])Osts and rails or palisades erected by him 
and to make the road and then leave it as it 
had been formerly and long before he came 
there. They give also to understand, that the 
small island obliciuely opjiosite the said Poor 
Farm, comiuonly called Iluelicken, or Borger 
Jorissen Island, would be very suitable, useful 
and profitable to their board for the pastur- 
ing of their ])igs and cattle, and requested 
tlierefore that if it had not been given to 
others it might he given and granted to the 
board for the benefit of the poor." To this 
petition the council re])lied "that a committee 
shall be appointed to proceed and inspect the 
road closed up by Abraham Rycken: as to the 
island, it had been granted away a long time 
ago." The island referred to w'as Hewlett's 
or Suyster's Island, called "Huelicken," 
because ac<|uired by "huewelyck," or marriage. 
To the above incidents may be traced the 
origin of the name "Poor Bowery," by which 
the old Riker plantation at Newtown has been 
known for centiunes. .\ugust i<), 16(14, Gover- 



nor Peter Stu\ \f>aiU patented tn Abraham 
Kxcken the wliole of his Loii}^ Island property, 
which included not only what he had procured 
tor himself, but also Riker's Island and the 
other tracts of his father (iyshcrt Ryken. and 
three years later, after the surrender to the 
English, Governor Xicolls, December 24, UM^J, 
confirmed the patent. 

In 1642, in company with Jan ricterseii, 
from .Amsterdam, .Abraham Rycken obtained 
a patent to a house and lot "ne.xt door to Mas- 
ter Heyl." at v\hat is now the northwest cor- 
ner of liridge and Broad streets, .\pril 4, 

1642, I'ietersen and Rycken sold this land to 
Michel I', a [-"renchman from Rouen. 
Xormandy. wIkj in turn leased it August 28, 

1643. to Teiniis t'raie. November 20, 1642, 
Pietersen and .Abraham Rycken procured 
patent for another lot C(-)ntaining fifteen rods 
near Fort Amsterdam, which was apparently 
sold to Mighiel Panllusseu, as May 6, if^H.S. 
.Abraham Rycken obtained a judgment in his 
favor from the court in an action he had 
brought against that person for the price of 
the land. February 4, 1646, he obtained a 
third patent for "a lot on the Graft on Man- 
hattan Island, ne.xt to Adriaen \'incent and 
Laurens Petersen and heretofore occupied by 
P'eter the Italian." This man was Pietro 
Alberts, and the tract extended along the east- 
erly side of the ditch that ran down the middle 
of the present Broad street and gave it its 
name of Heere Graft, in remembrance of the 
street in old .Amsterdam bearing the same 
name. The Broad street frontage of the two 
Ic'ts owned by .Adriaen \ incent and .Abraham 
Rycken was about two hundred feet, and 
extended from the north corner of the present 
South William street to a narrow crossroad, 
later known as Prinse street, and which some- 
what widened e.vists to-day as an easterly 
extension of ISeaver street. January 29, 165 1. 
.Al)raham Rycken sold one half of his lot to 
Jochem Beeckman, a shoemaker; and on the 
c-ther lialf, upon wdiich as early as 1647 he had 
built a house, he seems to have lived himself, 
or rather to have kejit the property as his town 
house and the centre of his trading operations, 
spending at least ])art of his time after i()55 
en liis farm on Long Island. Previous to this 
date the latter property had been occu])ied by 
William Hutchinson, who held it under a lease 
<!ated July 2, K)4,S- 

In 1656, .Abraham Rycken made a voyage 
to the Delaware in hojjes that he might be 
able to procure there the skins which the West 
India Company's laws forbade him dealing 

in ill .\ew Am-teniam. Ascending the river 
in canoes, the boat in which he and his com- 
panions were was stranded near the falls of 
the river and had to be unloaded before it 
could be gotten again afloat. Bidding his boat- 
men encamp on the banks of the river until 
hi.s return, .\braham Rycken visited I'orl 
Casimir, near .\'ew Castle, \vhere he learned 
that his efforts to obtain peltries would prove 
almriive. He then returned to .\'ew .Amster- 
dam, and some time afterwards he took up 
his i)ermanent residence on his farm at the 
poor Bower)-. In Dominie Hendrik Selyn's 
list of the members of the Dutch Cliurch in 
Xew York in i68fi, .Abraham is noted as one 
of the five families living on the ".Arms Bou- 
werie," and in \'alentine's list of the owners 
of houses and lots in Xew .Amsterdam in 1674 
the residents of that part of the Heers Graft 
on which his house had stood, instead of read- 
ir;g .\driaen \'incent, Simcjn I'elle, .Abraham 
R)-cken and Jochem Beeckman, reads .Adriaen 
N'incent. Johannes de Peyster, John X'incent, 
.Anna N'incent, Claes Lock, William Bogardus, 
Dirck Clajen, Margaret Backer and Jochem 
I'-eeckman, showing not only that the property 
liad changed hands, both Felle and Rycken 
liaving sold out, but also that the city was 
rapidly being built u]), the two lists showing 
the difference between 1655 and twenty years 
later. Xovember 25, 1683, Governor DongaiJ 
gave Xewtown a patent of the land granted to 
the inhabitants in 1652 by Stuyvesant, and in 
the list of 107 patentees named .Abraham 
Ricke is the twenty-second. His will is dated 
March 9, 1688, and the inventory of his per- 
sonal estate .Ai)ril 3, 1689. They are recordcfl 
ill Jamaica deeds liber .\, p. 36, 

.Abraham Rycken married (jrietje or Mar- 
garet Hendrikse, daughter of Hendrik Har- 
niensen, whom James Riker in his ".Annals of 
.Xewtown" sa\s may be regarded "as the first 
white man that turned a furrow in that sec- 
tion of the township." llarmensen died pos- 
sibly in the Indian massacre of 1643, and two 
years later his widow Tryon Her.xer married 
Jeuriaen Fradell, a native of .Moravia, .\bra- 
hani and (jrietje (Hendrikse) Rycken had 
children: I. Ryck, changed his name to Lent, 
became ancestor of the family of that name, 
removed, to Westchester county, Xew York, 
and was one of the original jiatentees of the 
famous Ryck's patent, 2. Jacobus, born 1640, 
(lied in infancy. 3. Jacobus, born i64.3- joined 
his lirother Ryck in procuring Ryck's patent, 
but in 1713 sold his interest to his nejihew 
I lerculo Lent, lived at l'])per Yonkers, and 



died witliuut issue. 4. llendrick, horn 1646. 
died young. 5. Marytje, born 1649. married 
Sibout H. Krankheyt. (x Jan, referred to 
later. 7. Aletta. liorn 1(153. niarried Jan Har- 
niense. 8. Abraiiam, born 1035, tlicd August 
20, I74''>: married Grietje Janse van lUiyten- 
huysen. g. Hendrick. born iW)2. joined his 
brothers I\)ck and Jacolnis, and changed liis 
name to Lent. 

(Ill) Jan. sixth child and fifth son of 
Abraham and (h-ietje Ilendrikje ( Harmensen) 
Rycken, was born in 1I151. Me was more or 
less of a roving character. In 1680 his name 
api^ears on a "list of those in l~lushing who 
paid on the minister's salary." ( )n this list he 
signs his name Jan Rycker, which is the first 
known occurrence of the name's being spelt 
with the final "r." October 24, 1691, he mar- 
ried Sara, daughter of Jan Schouten and Sara 
Janseu. and widow of I'aulus Faulussen Van- 
(lerbeck. Faulus \'anderbeck Sr. was a man 
of some consequence in the colony and among 
the earlier settlers, obtaining his first land 
patent Alay 12, 1646. He was fourth husband 
of Marytje Tomas, whose first husband was 
Adam Brouwer, her second. Jactjb X'erdon. 
and her third. Willem Ariaensen Bennet, by 
all of whom she had had children. Jan 
Rycker and Sara Schouten had four children 
liaptized in the Dutch Church in New York : 
Abraham, referred to below: Helena, or Lena, 
baptized March 24, i'>j6, married Jan Dool- 
hagen ; Elizabeth, Se]itember 22, 1697; Eliza- 
beth (2il), Ijaptized December 25. 1698. 

(]\ ) Abraham, eldest child of Jan Rycker 
and Sara Schouten, was baptized in the l])utch 
Church in New York, February 13, 1695. -'^t 
this time his parents ap]iear to have been living 
on Staten Island, where Abraham himself 
seems to have lived until some time after his 
marriage, since his three oldest children were 
baptized and recorded in the Staten Island 
register. In 1728 he removed into what is now 
Essex county. New Jersey, and he and his wife 
were receivetl into the Dutch Church at Sec(jnd 
River, where the two youngest of his chiMren 
were baiitized. By his wife. Anneke Oliver, 
Abraham Rycker (or, as his name is more 
often spelt in the records, Rycke ) had five 
children: h'emmetje. baptized August 17. 
171S, married August 12, 1740, in Second 
River Dutch Reformed Church, Abraham 
Steegcr : Abraham Rycker, baptized January 
15. 1721, niarried Marytje Rex; Isaac Riker. 
referred to below : 1 lenricns. born November 
II, 1731. baptized February 6. 1732: and 
Matia. born May 14. 1734. 

( \ ) Isaac, third child and second son of 
Abraham and Anneke (Oliver) Rycker, was 
burn February 8. 1728. and baptized at Staten 
Island, April 28 same year. As is the case 
with his father, the date and place of his death 
i s unkn(_i\\ n : tradition asserts that he lived to 
a good old age. and that he was an old man 
when he married his third wife. January 29, 
1 75 1, when he married his first wife, Annetje 
I'.gberse, he was living at the Ganegat or 
Florseneck: his wife came from Acijuackonock, 
the present Passaic. He acciuired a farm of 
180 acres of land at X'erona, at the head of 
X'erona Lake, on I\'eknian's brook, extemling 
along both sides of the turnpike. The ]3roperty 
descended to his two sons by Annetje Egberse, 
and a part of it still remains in the hands of 
tlie elder son's descendants. The first son, 
Feter, born August 27. 175 1, died /Vugust 2, 
i8o(). niarried Martha Corby, who survived 
him twenty-six years and twenty-six days, 
dying August 28, 1832, and buried beside her 
liusbantl in the cemetery of the Mrst Presby- 
terian church at Caldwell. Isaac, second son 
of Isaac and .\nnetje (Egberse) Riker, mar- 
ried December 19, 17(35, Susanna, daughter of 
Samuel and Maria ( Vanderhoef ) Pier, and his 
descendants are still living near Caldwell. 
The youngest child of Isaac and Annetje Riker 
was Maria who niarried .Abraham Brooks. 
With this last named son-in-law Isaac Riker 
seems to have had considerable trouble, as 
the court records contain a number of refer- 
ences to suits between them, and there are also 
records of mortgages which Isaac was obliged 
to ])lace upon his Verona Lake property, pos- 
sibly in order to meet the expenses of this 
litigation. Some time after liis first wife's 
death. Isaac Riker niarried a second time, but 
the date of the marriage and the name of his 
second wife is unknown. According to family 
tradition she was called "The Frenchwoman." 
and there is perha]is some reason to suppose 
that she was one of the Personettes. She bore 
her husband no children, and after her death 
he married (third) a wife whose name is lost, 
and thev had chililren : i. Abraham, whose 
descendants are still living around Caldwell. 2. 
Catharine, born February 28, 178 1, died April 
28, 1862: married (first) a Piers, (second) 
Richard Oliver. 3. Jacob, of whom nothing 
iiKire seems to be known. 4. Samuel, referred 
to bel(iw. Isaac Riker probably died a few 
vears after the birth of his youngest son. 
since in 1797 his son Isaac mortgaged the 
portion of his father's farm that he had inher- 
ited, and it is known that the children of the 

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tliiril marriage were linui.ylit up in tiie fami- 
lies of friends and relatives. 

(\'I ) Samuel, youngest child uf Isaac Kiker 
1)\' his third wife, was horn in 1784. and died 
August 24. 1849. I lis early life was passed 
in the liome of Mr. (iould. who owned the 
farm adjoining that which his father had left 
to his children b\- his first wife. Like his 
father he was a farmer, and spent his life on 
liis farm at West lUoonifield. now Montclair. 
He married Dorcas, daughter of Ilenry Isaacse 
Jacobus. Children: 1. ICliza Riker. born .\"o- 
\ember. 1808. died .August 4, i84(): married. 
Xovember 26. 1852. John Wesley Hancock. 
2 Stephen Riker, born February 8, 181 1, died 
July II. 18:3. 3. Ste]ihen Riker (2). referred 
to below. 4. George Riker, born in West 
liloomfield. ^March 25. 1818. died ^Farch 20. 
1904: married. September 17, 1843. Eliza B. 
Silvey : children : i. Charles i'rederick. born 
May 21. 1847. died October 5. US37 : ii. (ieorge 
.\lbert, born Jul}' 21, 1830. died March 31, 
1883. unmarried: iii. William Francis, born 
Xovember 7, 1852. still living, married .\'o- 
\ ember 6. 1872. 5lary E. Moore, and has four 
children: iv. .Annie Isabella, born Xovember 4. 
1836. still living, unmarried: v. James Linden, 
Xovember 4. 1856, still living, married Sc])- 
tember 24, 1902, Mary E. Burnett. 3. William 
Riker, referred to below. 6. Edwin Riker. 
born December 8, 1826, died October i. 1901 : 
married. May 28. 1831, Matilda Tappan. and 
had four children, three girls, all married, and 
one now dead, and a boy, Herbert Morton, 
born September 8, 1864, died .\pril 11, 1869. 

( \'H ) Stephen, third child and eldest son 
of .Samuel and Dorcas (Jacobus) Riker, was 
born at West Bloomfiekl, May 2. 181 3. and 
died in Xewark. .May 14. 1888. He married. 
Xovember 6. 1839. Harriet Helen Kniffin : 
children: i. .Anna Louisa Riker, born Xovem- 
ber 28. 1840. (lied Xovember 4, 1870, unmar- 
ried. 2. Samuel McDonough Riker, born 
April 13. 1842. died Xovember 6, 1898; mar- 
ried. October 8, 1867. .Anna .Augusta Jacobus: 
one child. Joseph. 3. William l-'ortunatus 
Riker. referred to later. 4. Harriet Riker. born 
April 30. 1846, died Xovember 16. i8(>S: mar- 
ried Frederick Williard Curtis Crane (See 
Crane). 5. \alentine Riker. referred to later. 
6. Emma Euphemia Riker, born October 23. 
1851, still living: married June, 1871, David 
Hall Chase. 7. George Oscar Riker, born Feb- 
ruary 13, 1854, died .August i. 1833. 

( \'HI ) William I^ortunatus. second child and 
son of Stephen and Harriet Helen (Knififin) 
Riker, was born at I'leasant X'allev. ('range 

county, .Xcw \'ork. He received his early 
education in the public and high schools of 
I'leasant X'alley and .Xewark. Learning the 
])rinting trade, he set u]) in business for him- 
self as a job ])rinter and continued this tmtil 
the outbreak of the civil war, when he enlisted 
and served first in the Twenty-si.xth Xew Jer- 
sey Regiment under Colonel Morrison, and 
afterwards in the Thirty-seventh Regiment 
Xew Jersey \ Ohmteers, as captain of Com- 
I)an\- E, Colonel Grubb commanding. After 
the war Mr. Riker removed to Xew York 
state, but remained there only a short while, 
returning in 1S66 to Xewark and entering the 
employ of Robotham & Greacen, manufactur- 
ers of harness ornaments. Here he remained 
imtil his death, becoming in 1880 a member of 
the firm, and in 1896 sole jiroprietor. Mr. 
Riker's politics were Re])ublican ; and his clubs 
were the Xorth End club and the West End 
club. September 30. iSC)8, he married Julia 
Bertram, daughter of Thomas Bertram Har- 
rison, of Xew York City; children: i. William 
Harrison Riker, born July 8, 1869: at present 
agent of Prudential Insurance Company in 
I'aterson, Xew Jersey ; married, .May 13, 1898, 
.Atma Margaret Pokorney : children ; \\ illiam 
Fortunatus, Donald Ikrtrani. Marjorie and 
Helen. 2. Mary .Adelaide Riker, born .August 
20. 1871, still living; married, June 24. 1908, 
A'ance William Waterman, M. D., of \'er- 
gennes, N'ermont. 3. Lewis Bertram Riker, 
b( rn Ajiril 18. 1873, died September 24. 1877. 
4. Julia Ethel Riker, born January 20, 1876; 
lives unmarried, in Xewark. 3. Samuel Mc- 
Donough Riker, referred to below. 6. Helen 
Jr>se])hine Riker, born .April 30, 1884. still liv- 
ing ; married Richard \\'atkins Foard (see 
Foard). Mr. Riker died July 6, 1909. 

(IX) Samuel AlcDonough. third son and 
fifth child of William Fortunatus and Julia 
I'lertram (Harrison) Riker, was born in Xew- 
aik. March 26. 1879. For his early education 
he attended the public and high schools of that 
city and after graduation took a position as 
clerk in the firm of Walter (Ireacen & Com- 
pany, manufacturers of harness, jewelry and 
ornaments. This was then and is now the 
name of the old firm of Robotham & Greacen, 
of which his father was proprietor ; and with 
this firm Samuel McDonough Riker has con- 
tinued ever since, becoming in u)(,-)j a member. 
(October 28. 1903, he married Mignonette de la 
l-'orce. daughter of James Langdon and 
Frances Cook (Force) Marvin; children: 
Monro Riker. born December 11, 1904: and 
Barbara Riker. January 22. 1908. 



(VIU) \'ak-iitinf, third sun and fifth cliild 
•of Stephen and Harriet Helen ( Kniffin ) Riker, 
was born in Newark, February 14, 1848, from 
which circumstance is derived his name. 
After s^raduating from tlie pubhc and liigh 
schools of Newark he entered the insurance 
business and is now assistant secretary of the 
I'rudential Insurance Company. His present 
address is 336 I'ark avenue. East Urange. 
November id, 1870, he married (first) Fannie 
Francis Freeman, who died after bearing him 
two children: i. Richard Leslie Riker, born 
January 13, 1874: at present assistant cashier 
of the I'rudential Insurance Company of New- 
ark ; he is a retired commissioned officer in the 
first battalion. Naval Reserves : he married 
Mabel W., daughter of William and Rachel 
Amelia ( Roberts ) Dixon. 2. Alice Freeman 
Riker, married Walter E. Scarborough ; chil- 
dren Duncan and Gerald. June 16, 1886, Valen- 
tine Riker married (second) .Annie C). I'^rcund : 
children: Margueretha H., Dorothy. Adelaide, 
Harold. Ralph, Marion and Constance. 

(\'I1 ) William, fifth child and s<in of Sam- 
uel and Dorcas (Jacobus) Riker, was born 
June Kj, 1822, at West ISloomfield, and died, 
the patriarch of his branch of the family, at 
his home, 639 Clinton avenue, Newark, De- 
cember 2~ , 1897. He received a common 
school educatiijn in Bloomfield, and when he 
reached fifteen years of age, according to the 
usual custom of that day, he was apprenticed 
1(1 the firm of Taylor, Lialdwin iS: Company, not 
only one of the earliest of the jewelry manu- 
facturing firms of the city, but also the firm 
ti I whom belongs the credit of first winning 
extended fame for Newark handiwork in that 
line of business. In 1837, when William 
Riker began his ap])renticeship. the firm con- 
.-.isted of John Taylor, Isaac liaklwin, and 
I lorace E. P>aldwin, and it was the largest 
and most important of the six then existing 
firms. About eight years later Taylor dropped 
out nf the firm, which then became Baldwin & 
Company, and about the same time William 
Riker. then a little more than twenty-one years 
of age, set u]) in the jewelry business for him- 
self, in .September, 184'), on Green street. 
Some time afterwards William Riker took as 
liis i^artner George H. Tay, and under the firm 
name of Riker iS: Tay continued the business 
until his partner was seized with the gold 
fever and went to California among the early 
' fcrty-niners." Horace Goble now took the 
])lace of ( ieorge H. Tay, and the firm name 
became Riker & ( ioble until about 1869 or 
1870, when the Ijusiness removed to its present 

location at 42-4') Court street, and Goble 
resigning, William Riker again became sole 
owner and manager. Several years later he 
took his son William Riker Jr. into partnership 
with him, and retiring from business in 1891, 
left the firm to the control and management 
of his two eldest sons, William and Joseph 
Marsh Riker, who then changed the name of 
the firm to the present firm of Riker Brothers. 
At first, owing to a prejudice against home 
products, jewelry made in this country met 
with slight encouragement, and almost all the 
large jewelry firms of Newark were obliged 
to maintain tififices in New York, Philadelphia, 
and the western cities where their goods could 
be sold as the products of London or Paris. 
Much as the jewelers resented this, it took 
time, patience and courage to educate the 
p/ublic into a proper appreciation of American 
manufactures; and to the firm of Riker & 
Goble is due the credit of being the first to 
give up their New York office and salesroom, 
at 3 Alaiden Lane, and of arranging to tran- 
sact all of their business from their Newark 
factory itself. For a number of years William 
Riker lived with his family on Mulberry street, 
Newark; but in 1857 he purchased a farm- 
house property of twenty-one acres on the 
newly laid out Clinton avenue, which was at 
that time just becoming one of the popular 
residential sections of the city, and here built 
the house in which he spent the last forty years 
of his life and in which his youngest son was 
born. Mr. Riker was never a very robust man, 
and for several years before his death was 
confiiied more or less to his home, his last 
illness being of about four weeks duration. 
For many years he had been a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Newark, and 
Rev. Davi<l R. Frazer, D. D., pastor of that 
church, officiated at the funeral, which was at 
the house, the interment being in Mount Pleas- 
ant cemetery, the pall-bearers being I>;aac 
Champenois, Edward Kanouse, Joseph Grover 
W ard, Samuel Streit, -Samuel Baldwin, Icha- 
bod Dawson, William V. Snvder and Charles 
S. Stockton, M. D. November 22, 1848, Will- 
iam Riker married Sarah M. Hunter, who bore 
him five sons: William, Joseph Marsh, Cort- 
landt. Chandler White and Adrian, all of 
whom are referred to below. 

(\'III) William (2), eldest son of William 
and Sarah H. (Hunter) Riker, was born in 
Newark, January 14, 1850. and is now living 
with his family at 1 1 1 Cleveland street. 
Orange. For his early education he was sent 
to private schools and later to the Newark 


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Academy, after graduating from which he 
entered into his father's factnr_v, where he 
learned the jewelry trade, and later Ijecame 
his father's ])artner, and in i8yi, when his 
father retired, formed with his hrother Joseph 
Marsh Riker the firm of Riker Brothers, of 
which he is senior memher. Mr. Riker has 
always been an active and enthusiastic Rejiub- 
lican, and in 1893 received the appointment of 
register of deeds for Essex county, a jjosition 
he held for five years and relin(|uished in 
order to acce])t the clerkship of the supreme 
court of Xew' Jersey, to which he was appoint- 
ed in 1897. He is a member of all the Alasonic 
bodies, as well as of the Essex County Coun- 
try Chib and of the Orange Club. In 1896 he 
was elected a life member of the Xew Jersey 
Historical Society. June 18, 1885, William 
Riker Jr. married Jane Augusta, daughter and 
child of Prosper F. Shaw, who has borne him 
four children: Elsie Shaw Riker, born Sep- 
tember 21, 1886; Eleanor Hunter Riker, De- 
cember 31, ]888: Edith Catharine Riker, Jan- 
uary 8, 1890; and Robert Johnson Riker, \'o- 
vember 7, 1891. 

(\'ni) Joseph Marsh, second son and child 
of William and Sarah M. (Hunter) Riker. 
was born in Newark, January 8. 1852. After 
being educated in private schools he went to 
work in his father's jewelry manufacturing 
establishment, of which, on his father's retire- 
ment in 1 89 1, he became junior partner. In 
1902 he was elected president of the Aler- 
chant's National Bank, of which his father at 
the time of his death was one of the directors. 
He is a Republican, but has held no office, and 
he is a member of the Essex Club. May 18, 
1881, Mr. Riker married Sara Ellen, eldest 
daugliter of Samuel and Martha ( Smith ) 
Streit : children: i. Sara Streit Riker, born 
February 6, 1882, married Andrew \'an Blar- 
com, Esq., of 863 South Twelfth street, New- 
ark, and has one child, Andrew-. 2. .Marian 
Berrien Riker, born .Vpril 6, 1884: married 
Franklin Conklin Jr., of 57 Johnson avenue, 
\\ averly. 3. Joseph Marsh Riker Jr., born 
January i8. 1889. 4. Marguerite Streit Riker, 
born October_2i, 1891. 

(X'lII) Cortlandt, third child and son of 
William and Sarah M. (Hunter) Riker. was 
born in Newark, February 20, 1854, .\fler 
obtaining his eflucation at the public schools 
and the Newark Academy, he went like his 
brothers into his father's jewelry factory, 
where he continued until his father's retire- 
ment in 1 89 1, when he became treasurer of 
the Rapid Transit Railroad Company, which 

position he held until the consolidati(jn of the 
.\ewark street railways in 1893. i" ^')Oi he 
became one of the directors of the I'laintield 
Street Railroad Comjiany, which runs between 
Elizabeth and IMainheld. He is a member of 
the Cnion ( lub ui .Xewark, and is unmar- 

|\'1I1) Chandler White, fourth cliild and 
son of \\ illiam and .Sarah Al. ( Hunter ) Riker. 
was born in Newark, December 3, 1855, and 
now lives w'ith his family at 422 Mount I'ros- 
]iect avenue, in the same city. After receiving 
lii> primary education at private schools he 
(.nlered the Newark .Academy, where he was 
]'repared for college, and (jn his graduation 
there entered Princeton L'niversity, where he 
leceived his degree in 1876. He then went to 
Germany, where he undertook the mathemati- 
cal course at the Polytechnic Institute of Han- 
over, and attended courses of lectures on 
astronomy ami Roman law at the University 
of Berlin. Returning after this to this coun- 
try, he entered the law school of Columbia 
Cniversity, wdiere he graduated in 187c), being 
admitteil to the bar as attorney that same year 
and as counsellor in 1882. Being an active and 
enthusiastic Re]niblican, Chandler White Riker 
was a])i)ointcd in 1879 as counsel for Clinton 
township. Newark, a position which he held 
until 1902. V\'hile holding this office Mr. 
Riker also acted as the counsel for two rail- 
rciad companies, and for five years served as 
county counsel for Essex. In 1898 he was 
appointed prosecuting attorney for his county 
and continued to act as such until 1903. In 
1904-05 he was city counsel for Newark, and 
(luring the same years acted as president of 
the equal ta.x commission. In addition to this 
he has been counsel for twenty-one municipal- 
ities and corporations, among them being the 
Merchants' National Bank and the Irvington 
.National Bank. In 1895 he was offered, but 
('eclined, the judgeshij) of the circuit court. 
He is a member of Trinity Protestant Epis- 
cr.pal Church, and belongs to the Essex Club, 
the Somerset County Club, the York Harbor 
Club, the Maine Country Chdi and the L'niver- 
sity Club of Newark. October 15, 1891, Mr. 
Riker married Mary Blair, youngest daugh.ter 
of William \'. and Laura Adelaide (Blair) 
Snyder ; children : dertrude Riker, born Feb- 
ruary 14. 1895; Margaretta, November 28, 
i8'>7: PVances, July 11, 1901; and William 
Chandler Riker, October 17, 1904, 

(\'III) .Adrian, youngest son of William 
and Sarah M. (Himter) Riker, was born in 
( linton townshij), Essex county. New Jersey. 



August Id. 1858. lie attended the schools of 
Newark, Newark Academy, and then entered 
Princeton University, graduating in the class 
of 1879. Having determined to adopt the law 
as his profession, he became a student at the 
Columbia Law School, from which he was 
grailuated in 18S1, being admitteil that >ame 
year tn the bar uf Xew \'iirk. lie was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Xew Jersey as an attorney 
in June, 1883, and was made a counselor-at- 
l.'iw in June, 1887. Since his admission he has 
been in successful practice in Newark, being 
a memlier of the law hrm uf Riker iS: Riker, 
his partner being his elder brother, Chandler 
W bite Kiker. .Adrian Riker became master 
iri chancery in 1884. He attained success in chosen career almost from the beginning, 
and is recognized at the present time as one 
of the ablest practiticincrs at the Essex county 
bar, enjoying a large and influential clientile. 
He has been connected with important litiga- 
tion as counsel, acquitting himself with a skill 
that has added greatly to his reputation. He 
is convincing in argument, and is noted for 
the care with which he guards his clients' 
affairs. He is general counsel to a number of 
the leading tirms and cor]3tirations of lisse.x 
county, rendering therein efficient service. He 
casts his vote with the Republican party, being 
an active factor in their cam])ajgns. He was a 
member of the state assembly in 1888-89, and 
his record in that body proved creditable in 
every way. .\s a citizen he is thoroughly iden- 
tified with every movement wdiich has for its 
object the welfare of the community. He 
belongs to a number of clubs and organiza- 
tions, in all uf which he is popular and influen- 
tial. He married, December 2, 1891, Louise 
C, daughter of Ichabod W. ami Mary L. 
Dawson, of Newark, New Jersev. 

(For ancesti-y see Chri.stopher Wliite 1). 

( \T ) r.arclay, youngest son of 
WHITE Jose])h ( q. v.) and Reljecca 

( Smith ) White, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A])ril, 1821. He 
was a prominent Republican of Burlington 
county. New Jersey, and during the adminis- 
tration of President Lllysses S. Grant he was 
appointed superintendent of Indian Affairs 
for the state of Nebraska. He removed to 
Omaha, that state, which was for many years 
liis home, ISarclay White married (first) Re- 
becca Merritt, daughter of Restore Lamb, of 
Burlington county. Lie married (second) Beu- 
lah Sansom, daughter of James Shreve, who 
was born near Jobstown, Burlington county, 

New Jersey, in 1S15, her father being a pros- 
perous farmer of that locality. Children, the 
last three by second marriage: I. Howard, of 
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. 2. Joseph J., of 
Xew Lisbon, New Jersey. 3. George Foster, 
president of Lansdowne and Darby Saving 
bund and Trust Company, Lansdowne, Penn- 
sylvania. 4. Barclay Jr., died at age twenty- 
seven, in 1875. 5. Daniel Smith, referred to 
below. '). Elizabeth, died in infancy. 7. 
James, dieil in infancy. 

(\''1I) Daniel Smith, onl_\' surviving child 
of Barclay and I'.eulah Sansum (Shreve) 
White, was b(jrn on a farm near Pine Lane 
Station. Burlington county. New Jersey, De- 
cember 5. 1853. He attended the ]niblic 
schools of the ttmnship and the private school 
of Caleb Llollowell, until reaching the age of 
sixteen, when he entered Swarthmore College, 
He did ncjt finish his full college course as he 
intendetl, for his father's appointment to be 
superintendent of Indians Affairs for Ne- 
braska necessitated his removal there with his 
family. They located in Omaha, where Dan- 
iel secured an appointment in the Indian 
Aft'airs office, where he remained three years. 
He retired from the Indian office to become 
receiving teller of the First National Bank of 
Omaha. He resigned this position when later 
he secured an appointment as Indian trader to 
the Winnebag(.> Indians, on their Nebraska 
reservations. For seven years Mr. WHiite re- 
sided in Sheldon and northwestern Iowa. In 
1886 he returned east and located in Atlantic 
City, New Jersey, where he purchased an 
interest in the Hotel Traymore, in company 
with W. W. Green and G. E. Knight, this 
association continuing until 1896, when Mr. 
White became sole proprietor. In 1900 the 
Hotel Traymore Company was formed, with 
Mr. White as president. Extensive additions 
were planned and carried through until now 
( 1910) the Traymore, in adilition to being one 
of the best of Atlantic City's famous hostel- 
ries, is also one of the largest and handsomest. 
These twenty years have witnessed the great 
growth of Atlantic City as a summer and 
winter resort, and Mr. W'hite has expanded 
and prospered accordingly. The Traymore 
has been enlarged to a capacity of si.x hundred 
guests, and from a hotel accommodating in the 
winter perhaps an average of forty, now has 
an established business of two huntlred daily 
all through the winter. Mr. White is an ideal 
hoiel man, and the Traymore and Daniel S. 
\\'hite are known from ocean to ocean. 

Mr. \\'hite is a member of the Society of 








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Friends, and of tlie Republican jjarty. In Kjod 
he was appointed to till a vacancy in the city 
council. His services in that bndy were so 
well appreciatetl that at tlie fall t-kction of that 
year he was elected for a full term of three 
years. For the past two years he has been 
chairman of the council's committee on finance. 
His business interests are not confined to the 
Traymore. He is vice-president of the < iuar- 
antee Trust Company of Atlantic City, vice- 
president of the Eastern Fire Insurance Com- 
pany, treasurer of the Country Clul), director 
of the \\'est Jersey Title Company, and of 
the Sterling Realty Company. He is actively 
interested in these substantial institutions, and 
a valuable official. Besides giving his time to 
Atlantic City in council service, he is a member 
of the Business Men's League, the Hotel 
Men's Association, director of the City Board 
of Publicity, and chairman of the building 
committee of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation. There is no department of public, 
official, or business life of Atlantic City that 
has not in ^ir. White an interested friend. He 
is successful in his private business, and uses 
the same careful judgment and keen business 
sagacity in the conduct of jiublic business and 
in his official duties for the corporations he 

Daniel Smith W hitc married, in June, 1S79, 
Serena Bremer, born in June. 1X54, daughter 
of Walter \\'. and Hannah C. (Caley) Green, 
of Xewtown Square, Pennsylvania. .Mr. and 
Mrs. White have no cliildren. 

William K. \'an Note, the 
\'.-\X NOTE first member of the family 
of whom we have definite 
information, lived near Farmingdale, Xew Jer- 
sey. He was a farmer by profession. He 
married Lydia Taylor. Children : Grandin ; 
Hannah: Catherine; Calvin (iriswold. referred 
to below ; James ^L ; Thomas. 

(II) Calvin Griswold, son of William K. 
and Lydia (Taylor) \^an Note, was born in 
New Jersey, November 22, 1841, and died No- 
vember 15, 1907. After obtaining his early 
education at a public school he enlisted in the 
47tli Regiment of Brooklyn. When discharged 
from service he learned the car])enter's trade, 
and started with his brother in a general 
store. He then went to New York City for a 
time, and later returned to Long l^ranch. Xew 
Jersej', where he became a coal and wood 
dealer. Mr. Van Note was a Democrat, a 
member of Long Ijranch Lodge. Xo. 78, 1". 
and .\. M., and a director of the Citizens' 

Xational ISank. a trustee of the First Presby- 
terian Church cif Long liranch. He married 
Ruhanna Cam])field, daughter of Abraham 
(jarrison and Sarah .\nn (Smith) Xeafie: (see 
Xeafie). C.'hildrcn : 1. luigene Monroe, mar- 
ried Helen r.artlctt : child, I'.artk'lt M. 2. 
Clarence ( Irandin, referred tn below. 3. 
Charles Sewall, died three years ohl. 

(HI I Clarence (irandin. son of Calvin Gris- 
wold and Ruhanna Cam])field (Xeafie) Van 
Xote, was born at I'^armingdale, New Jersey, 
December 3, 1H73. .\fter receiving his early- 
education in the Long iSranch high school he 
graduated from the Xew York Law School in 
1895. having read law with the firm of C. 
Ewing Patterson iK: \'an Xote. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar as attorney in June, 1895. 
^Ir. Van Note then entered into general jjrac- 
tice. in which he has since attained prominence 
and success. He has held the responsible pub- 
lic offices of city solicitor and member of the 
to\\'n commission. He is a member of .Abacus 
Lodge, No. 182. F. and .\. ^L ; of Standard 
Chapter Xo. .^5. R. .A. M., Corson Command- 
ery. No. 15, K. T., and of Long Branch Lodge 
Xo. 742, r,. P. O. E. In politics Air. Van 
Note is allied to the Democratic party. He is 
a member of the Protestant Episcopal church, 
an.l at one time filled the offices of treasurer 
and vestryman. He married, at Long Branch, 
New Jersey, September 29, 1897, Amelie, only 
daughter of Adolph and Bertha (Walzer) 
Stempel. Children: Clarence Grandin Jr., 
born June 2, 1901 : Stempel. born February 10, 

(Tin- Xt-afie Lille). 

(HI) Lee Cornelis, son of Johannes and 
.-Vriaentje (Blyck) Xevius ((|. v.), was bap- 
tized January 19, i6()i, at "The Ferry," 
Brooklyn, and died ncit earlier than 1707, the 
vear of his youngest clnld's birth. Of educa- 
tio!i in the modern sense of the word, he had 
none, for he could not write his name. On a 
list called "The X'aluation of Breuckelen," 
made September 2(). 1683. the assessable prop- 
erty of "Cornelis Neafie" is thus noted: "I 
poll /t8: 3 cnws £15. 1 do. 2 yrs. £2 10 s. 
I do. I yr. £i los. — £t,/. .About 1685 he re- 
moved with his family to Staten Islan<l, where 
he resided imtil his death. "Cornelitis Xe- 
pheus" has his name attached to a petition to 
King William HI. He married, .\pril 15, 
1683. .Agatha Joris. daughter of Joris Jacobs 
and Trientye (Klaessen) liouman. who was 
baptized in Brooklyn, June 12. 1661. Chil- 
dren: Johamies, ba|)tized February 17, 1684, 
died 16S6-1688: Joris, born abcnit 1686, mar- 



rieil Willcmptye I'.arkclve: Johannes, referrcil 
to below: Arientye, Ijorn 1690, married, 1709, 
Gerrit Kroesen ; Tryntje, born 1692-1098; 
Marytje, baptized June 20, 1700; Sara, born 
1702-1703: Cornelis, baptized October 22, 

( I\') Johannes, son of Cornehs and Agatha 
Joris (llunman) Neafie, was born on Staten 
Island, aljout 16S8, and died not earlier than 
May I, 1743. He resided on Staten Island 
until 1720 and then removed to Slotterdam, 
Bergen county, New Jersey, where he lived 
about twenty-three years. He then sold out 
and removed probably to New Brunswick, 
New Jersey, though possibly to The Ponds, 
now Oakland, Bergen county, near Pompton. 
While at Slotterdam he attended church at 
Acquackanonck, Essex county, just across the 
Passaic, and now the first Reformed Church 
at Passaic. He was the progenitor of that 
branch of the family of Nevius spelling their 
name "Neafie," "Nafie," "Nafy," etc. Johan- 
ness married, at Bergen, now Jersey City 
Heights, October 9, 1710, Antje Gerretse, 
daughter of Gerrit Gerreysen Jr., and Neesje 
(Pieterse) Van Wagenen, both of Holland. 
Antje Gerretse Van Wagenen was baptized at 
New York City, November 13, 1689. His 
father, Gerret (lerretson \'an Wagenen Jr., 
was born in Hollanil in 1658, and died at I'.er- 
gen, New Jersey, October 9, 1732. Children 
of Johannes and Antje: i. Cornelis, baptized 

October 23, 171 1 : married 1732-1740, , 

died not earlier than 1746. 2. Thomas, re- 
ferred to below. 3. Eaje, born about 1715, 
died after 1747. 4. Johannes. 5. Leeja, born 
1720; married, June 11, 1742, Petrus M. 
Nevins, her second cousin. 6. Gerret, referred 
to below. 7. Neesje. born 1723; married, Oc- 
tober 2, 1741, Derek, son of Derek Hartman 
\'reeland, who was born November 16, 1715: 
children : Johanna Vreeland, Derrick Vree- 
huid, Feytje X'reeland, Metje X'reelanrl, 
Zeeja Garret \ reeland, Catrina N'reelancl. 8. 
Pieter, baptized December 13, 1724: mar- 
ried (perhaps) Ariantie. 9. Joris, born about 
1726, at Slotterdam; married Hannah Bowu- 
man, probably second cousin. 9. Elizabeth, 
born October 7, 1728. 10. Jacobus, born June 
14. 1731 : married, about 1753. Egieof Aaghtje, 
(laughter of Peter and Metje (Nevins) Metz- 
laer, his first cousin; children: Antje, Petrus 
Maria, Johannes, Maria ; possibly others. 

(V) Thomas, son of Johannes and Antje 
Gerretse (Van Wagenen) Neafie, was born 
about 1722, and died about 1758. He resided 
at Minisink, New York, in which vicinity he is 

thought to have been killed by Indians. He 
married, before 1751, Rebecca .Schoonhoven, 
or Krom. Children: Rebecca, bajjtized 175 1 ; 
Helena, baptized 1753. 

(VI) Gerret, son of Johannes and Antje 
Gerretse ( \'an Wagenen) Neafie, was baptized 
at Port Richmond, New York, July 14, 1713. 
He was admitted as a member of the Acquack- 
anonck Dutch Church, April 18, 1742. Sep- 
tember 20, 1742, he and his wife conveyetl to 
Jacob Gerretse for £170 a "lot at Slotterdam, 
in precincts of Saddle River, containing no 
acres." Gerret resided with his family at New 
Brunswick from 1747 to 1751, and then re- 
turned to Bergen county, settling at "the 
Ponds." He married, in 1737, at Acquackan- 
onck, Catalyntje, daughter of Jan and Fietjc 
(Haring) \Vestervelt, who was born at Tap- 
pan, New York, March 29, 1721, and died not 
earlier than 1798. Children: i, Antje, born 
about 1738, died after 1747. 2. Cornells, born 
about 1740; murdered by his own negro-slaves 
about 1781-1782; married Aeltje, daughter 
of Derrick Van Geeson ; children: Catelyntje, 
Helena and Marretje. 3. John, referred to 
below. 4. Margaret, supposed daughter of 
Gerrit, born about 1744. 5. Fietje, born about 
1746, baptized January 11, 1747; married 
(first) Johannes Adrian Post; (second) at 
Acquackanonck, Abraham Ven Giesen ; chil- 
(lien: Marrietje, .\drian, Catalyntje, Gerrit, 
Cornelis, Elizabeth, Roelif and one other. 6. 
Annettie, Ijaptized December 8, 1751. 

(VII) John, son of Gerret and Catalyntje 
(Westervelt) Neafie, was born at "The 
Ponds," now Oakland, Bergen County, New 
Jersey, about 1742, and died at Montgomery, 
Orange county, New York, October 26, 1816. 
He resided at "The Ponds" and at Camp Garn 
until about 179'), when he removed to New 
York City, where he resided at 46 and 83 
Reed street, and in Jay street. He next re- 
moved to Montgomery, Orange county. New 
York, in 1803-1804, and remained there until 
his death. Two letters (published by Nelson, 
Van Houten p. 28) dated June 28-29, 1814, 
show that he owned slaves "\\'illiam Cisco and 
Jane his wife and one child," whom he was 
willing to hire out for a term of years for $275 
cash, or note with interest. John Neafie was a 
soldier of the revolution, a scout and a spy. 
He was probably the John Neif, who enlisted 
May 5, 1778, in the New York Line, Second 
Regiment, 6th Company, Colonel Phillip Van 
Cortlandt, for nine months, and was discharged 
in August I, 1778. He was again mustered in 
.September, 1778, ami discharged November 



19, 1778. His great-graiKl(Iaus(litcr, wriliiignf 
his military record, says: "He belonged to no 
regiment, but was a member of a separate 
company who served in the Debatable Ground 
in Rockland co.. New Jersey." He was, how- 
ever, one who helped "hold the fort" in Cen- 
tral Park on the arrival of the British. John 
Neafie married (first) Catherine, daughter of 
Peter and Elizabeth (Van Voorhecs) Post, 
who was born about 1750, and died November 
29, 181 1. He married (second) September 6, 
1812, Martha, widow of Joseph Hunt, who 
(lied about 1843. Children by first marriage: 
I. (larret. referred to below. 2. Elizabeth, 
born May 5, 1774, died 1824: married Andries 
Smith ; children : Aurie, Catherine, Gitty, 
Elizabeth, Garret, John, Flemis, Peter, Corne- 
lius, Henry and James Smith. 3. John, born 
I'\'bruary 24, 1779, died May 8, 1869; married, 
about 1800, Esther Stivers, who died May 21, 
1864; children : Catherine, Hannah, Carohne, 
Racliel, Elsey, daughter name unknown, John 
Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth Phebe. 4. Peter, 
born February 18, 1781, died September 27, 
1856; married (first) August 15, 1802, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Richard and Hannah (Pier- 
son) Dey, who was born July 11, 1782, and 
died August 7, or 8, 1805; (second) Margaret 
McEwen, born March 5, 1800, died December 
3, 1859. Child by first marriage: John Pier- 
son. Children by second marriage : Catharine 
Ann, Elizabeth, Augustus, Caroline, James, 
Edward, Caroline, Newton Theodore Freling- 
huysen. 5. Cornelius, born July 14, 1791, died 
at Walden, November 11, 1854; married, Sep- 
tember 16, 1818, Rhoda Lyon, born at Morris- 
town, November 20, 1789; children: Rebecca 
Lyon, Eliza Maria, Sarah Jane, Henry Post, 
Julia Huyck, Alfred, Sarah Jane. 

(VHI) Garret, son of John and Catherine 
(Post) Neafie, was born in Bergen county, 
New Jersey, about 1771, and died at Richaney, 
Long Island, in August, 1805. He kept a 
grocery and inn in New York City, at 99 
Reed street, and at 74 Vesey street. His name 
appears in the city directories from 1796 to 
1805, with the exception of the year 1802, 
when we learn from a deed of that year that he 
was in Branklin township, Bergen county. 
The inventory of his estate filed September 2, 
1805, New York City, amounted to $6,048.15 
for personal property alone, and names among 
his property a negro woman Phebe, valued 
at $125.00; one row boat, one "pethanger," 
"Peggy's Delight," and another named "Yel- 
low Bird." Garret Neifie was a lessee of the 

iii— 38 

\\"eeliankc-n ;ind Bull's ferries, and ran boats 
to and about New York. He was drowned by 
the upsetting of a "pethanger" (probably the 
"Peggy's Delight") named in the inventory. 
His body was never recovereil. fiarret Neafie 
married, about I7<)i, Margaret, daughter of 
.Abraham and Leah Garrison, who was born 
July 18, 1775, and died February 19, 1865. 
She married (second) Jacob David Harring, 
born November 8, 1786, died February 13, 
1865, and had six children by him. Children 
of Garret and Margaret (Garrison) Neafie: i. 
John Garret, born in Bergen county, March 
25, 1792, died January 19, 1836; married, 
about March, 18 12, Alargaret Garrabrandt, 
born June, 1792. 2. .Abraham, born 1794. died 
1795- 3- Abraham (2d), born and died 1796. 
4. Margaret, born in New York City, Septem- 
ber 23, 1800, died March 21, 1875; married, 
January 22, 1818, Abraham X'alentine Hunt, 
born July 23, 1796, in Nyack ; children: Gar- 
ret Neafie Hunt, James Smith Hunt, John 
Garrison Hunt, Jacob Harring Hunt, Henri- 
etta Leah Ann Hunt, William Henry Hunt. 
and Abraham D. Hunt. 5. Abraham Garri- 
son, referred to below. 

(IX) Abraham Garrison, son of Garret and 
Margaret (Garrison) Neafie, was born in New 
York City, April 25, 1804, and died not earlier 
than 1845. Fie was a prominent man in Mon- 
mouth county. New Jersey, and was sheriff 
from 1834-1841. He married, December 29, 
1825, Sarah Ann Smith, born August 31, 1809, 
died November 21, 1880. Children: i. Peter 
.Smith, born February 6, 1829, died March 4, 
1862; married, February 13, 1849, Deborah A. 
Little ; children : John, Frank, jVIary. 2. Mar- 
garet, born April 20, 183 1, living in 1900; 
married Marshall Allen ; children, said to be 
five. 3. Caroline, born March 9, 1833, died 
August 26, i860; lived at Toms River; mar- 
ried John B. Cowdrick. 4. (iarret, born June 
I, 1835, died February 24, 1840. 5. John, born 
May 16, 1837, died March 4, 1885; married, 
December 28, 1857, Kate, daughter of Johnson 
and Sarah H. Taylor. 6. Jackson Hendrick- 
son, born February 16, 1840, living in 1900; 
married, August 27, 1859, Harriet Johnson; 
children: Caroline, Marshall Allen. 7. Mary 
Conover, born 1842, died 1850. 8. Ruhama 
Campfield, referred to below. 

( X ) Ruhama, daughter of Abraham Ciarri- 
s(in and Sarah .\nn (Smith) Neafie, was born 
at I'armingdale. New Jersey, I\\>x\\ 28, 1845, 
and died in 1879. She married Calvin Gris- 
wuld \an Note I c|. v.). 



(II) Jacob lacobse, sec- 
VAN WINKLE ond son of Jacob Wal- 
lingen Van Winkle, (q. 
v.). member of general court, 1640, and Tryn- 
tje (Jacobs) Van Winkle, was baptized Octo- 
ber 16, 1650, in New Netherland, and settled 
in Bergen county. New Jersey, becoming the 
founder of prolific branches of the family 
there. He married (first) December 15, 1675, 
Widow Aeltje Daniels, who died June 2, 
1692; (second) March 26, 1695, Grietje Hen- 
dricks Hollings, who died September 20, 1732, 
having survived her husband nearly eight 
years. He died November 20, 1724. In the 
records of his marriage he is described as 
Jacob Jacobse van Winckel. Children of first 
wife: I. Jacob, born September 19, 1676. 2. 
Margrietje, October 22, 1678. 3. Daniel, July 
28, 1681. 4. Johannis, June 25, 1686. 5. 
Simeon, January 22, 1689. 6. Son, died in 
infancy. Children of second wife: 7. Hen- 
drick, see forward. 8. Tryntje, January 14, 
1697. 9. Tennis, died in infancy. 10. Samuel, 
January 5, 1705. 

(HI) Hendrick, seventh son of Jacob 
Jacobse Van Winkle, eldest child of his sec- 
ond wife, was born January 20, 1696, in Ber- 
gen county. New Jersey. Children: i. Jacob, 
see forward. 2. Josejih, died in infancy. 3. 
Daniel, born January i, 1735; one of the dea- 
cons of the first Dutch church in New Jersey 
chartered by the Crown and incorporated 
under the name of The Ministry, Elders and 
Deacons, December 20, 1771 ; he died De- 
cember 19, 1823; married Aeltje Van Riper. 
4. Hendrick, January 23, 1736, died Decem- 
ber 19, 1827; married (first) Jannetje Broaer; 
(second) Sarah Speer. 5. Johannis, May 9, 
1739. 6. Joseph, June 4, 1741, died August 4, 
1809; married Jenneke Vreeland, widow of 
Henry Newkirk, May 26, 1798. 

(IV) Jacob (2), eldest child of Hendrick 
Van Winkle, was a first lieutenant in Captain 
Nicausa Terhune's company of Bergen county 
militia. 1775-78. He died December 17, 1778. 
He married, April 8, 1753, Rachel, eldest 
daughter of Abraham and Lea (de Marris) 
Canimagear, who had no sons ; she died Sep- 
tember 18, 1772. Children: i. Daniel, see 
forward. 2. Abraham, married, September 6, 
1780, Antje Clemdenny ; died November 24, 
1823. 3. Catrintje, June I, 1763, died when 
twenty years old. 4. Joseph, died in seventh 
year. 5. Lea, died in second year. 

(V) Daniel, eldest child of Jacob and Ra- 
chel ( Canimagear ) Van Winkle, was born 
July 21, 1758, died June 13, 1830. He mar- 

ried, October 26, 1802, Antje, daughter of 
Johannis Winne, who died August 25, 1843. 
Children: i. Cornelius, born August 6, 1783; 
married, Augi:st 16, 1807, Margrietje Van 
Riper; died August 4, 1852. 2. Aeltje, April 
II, 1786: married (first) March 29, 1807, John 
Mandeville, who died March 28, 1815; mar- 
ried (second) November 29, 1828, Stephen 
Vreeland. 3. Jacob D., see forward. 4. Ra- 
chel, January 25, 1791, died when thirty years 
old; unmarried. 5. John, died in his seventh 
year. 6. Daniel, died in his twentieth year. 

(VI) Jacob D., second son of Daniel and 
Antje (Winne) Van Wrinkle, was born Oc- 
tober 28, 1788, died September 6, 1864. He 
married, December 31, 1812, Antje Vreeland. 
He was one of the founders of the town of 
Bergen, New Jersey. Children: i. Rachel, 
died when two years old. 2. Jacob, see for- 
ward. 3. Michael, born March 27, 1817; 
married, October, 1838, Ann Robinson. 4. 
Ann W., March 7, 1820; married, April 25, 
1839, Peter Sip. 3. Daniel, June 2"], 1822; 
married, June 2.2, 1847, Efiie Newkirk. 6. 
Getty, October 15, 1823. 

(\TI) Jacob (3), eldest son of Jacob D. 
and Antje (Vreeland) Van Winkle, was born 
October 6, 1815, died April 5, 1894. He mar- 
ried, November 6, 1834, Maria Sip, born Feb- 
ruary 26, 1814, died September 21, 1882, 
daughter of Colonel Garret Sip, who served in 
the war of 1812. Children: I. Elizabeth Ann, 
born October 4, 1835; married, November 6, 
1855, Lewis A. Brigham; died September 20, 
1881. 2. Peter S., March 16, 1837; married, 
December 26, 1861, Catherine, daughter of 
George Vreeland ; died August 28, 1907 ; 
child, George V., born September 19, 1864, 
died in third year. 3. Daniel, October 3, 1839; 
married' (first) December 12, 1861, Emma L., 
daughter of W'illiam J. B. Smith; (second) 
October 12, 1880, Emma L. Earle, daughter 
of Thomas Earle; children of first wife: i. 
Florence, born September 28, 1862; ii. Grace, 
born April 10, 1864, died in infancy; iii. Jes- 
sie, born May 4. 1865 ; iv. Clara, born January 
5, 1867, died in infancy; v. Clara, born Janu- 
ary 5, 1867, died in infancy; vi. Mary, born 
January 7, 1871, died in infancy; vii. Helen 
M.. born December 30. 1871 : viii. Alfred L., 
born October 27, 1873, died in twenty-first 
year ; children of second wife : ix. Thomas 
Earle, born October 2, 1882 ; x. Frank Has- 
brouck, born December 7, 1889. 4. Garrit S., 
died in second year. 5. Alargaret Jane, March 
24, 1844. die<l in twenty-si.xth year, unmar- 
ried. 6. Edward, see forward. 7. W^illiam C, 


1 443 

September 13, 1S55. died June 7. 1S73. in 
eighteenth year. 

(\'III) Edward, fourth sou of jaeoh and 
Maria (Sip) \'an Winkle, was born I'ebruary 
2. 1846. died January 12. 1882. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools : served in the civil 
war in Company G. Thirty-seventh Regiment 
of Xew York : afterwards became a member 
of the New York Stock Exchange. He mar- 
ried, September 24, 1868, Mary Jane Wandle, 
born January 15, 1847. daughter of Jasper 
Wandle, who was a member of the New Jer- 
sey general assembly, iS/2-jt,. Children: i. 
Joseph, born and died 1872. 2. Jasper, born 
1874, died in his fourth year. 3. Edward, see 

(IX) Edw-ard (2), only surviving child of 
Edward ( i ) and Mary Jane ( \\'andle ) Van 
Winkle, was born April 24, 1878, in Jersey 
Citv. He received his primary education in 
the public schools of his native city, after 
which he was a student at Stevens School and 
then the Stevens Institute of Technology, at 
Hoboken. He pursued a special course at 
Columbia University, New York, and was 
admitted to the patent bar in 1902. After com- 
pleting his course at Columbia in the early 
spring of 1900 he took up the practical appli- 
cation of his chosen profession as a hel[)er and 
subsec|uently as a mechanic in the construction 
department of the Otis Elevator Company. 
His aptitude for his chosen line of work and 
mechanical ingenuity displayed in the perform- 
ance of same led to his advancement to the 
draughting department and thence to the sur- 
veying department of the elevator company. 
Subsequently he was promoted to the estimat- 
ing engineering department and held a respon- 
sible position on the engineering staff until 
May I, 1902. In the same month he assumed 
entire charge of the estimating department of 
the Marine Engine and Machine Company, 
and occupied that position until January i, 
1903. He then resigned and opened an office 
as a consulting patent engineer and started to 
bnild up an independent practice. Early his 
attention was attracted by an ingenious coin- 
counting and wrapping machine, with the pos- 
sibilities of which he was much impressed, and 
for nine months he devoted himself entirely to 
the perfection of the invention, superintending 
the construction of tools, dies and gauges nec- 
essary for the manufacture of the machine. 
He makes a specialty of patent causes, and the 
perfecting of inventions, both in the electrical 
and mechanical arts. He is active in the engi- 
neering profession, and is retained by many 

well known companies as their consulting pat- 
ent engineer, namely : The i^imiilex Manu- 
facturing Company. Wells Fargo Express 
Company, and Rhinelander Real Instate Com- 
pany. He is a director in the following cor- 
])orations : Eonstlale Novelty Company, Se- 
curity Automatic Signal Company, also its 
president, Theta Delta Chi Press, also its 
president, and Twentieth Century Window 
Company. Mr. \'an Winkle is a member of 
the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and was edi- 
tor of The Shield, the official <|uarterly of that 
organization, for two years, 1907-08; the Hol- 
land Society of New York ; the University 
Club of Hudson County. New Jersey, of 
which he was one of the founders and was 
secretary for seven years and a member of 
the board of governors : Columbia University 
Club; Engineers' Club of New York: full 
member of the American Society of Mechani- 
cal Engineers, in which he is an active mem- 
ber of the house committee and chairman of 
committee on National History Exhibit on the 
occasion of the Hudson-I-'ulton celebration in 
1909; full member of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers ; Canadian Society of Civil 
Engineers ; the Engineering Society of Colum- 
bia University. While in college he was man- 
ager of the Lacrosse team at Columbia Uni- 
versity, winning his place on the team and the 
varsity "C." He took quite a prominent place 
in other branches of athletics. 

Mr. \'an Winkle married. .August 15, 1900, 
Sama Le Roy Batdorf, daughter of John 
William Batdorf. She was born June 24, 
1879. and is the mother of a daughter, Sama 
Gertrude, born July 30, 1904. 

Thomas Jeft'erson \'an 
\'AN WINKLE Winkle, the first mem- 
ber of this family of 
whom we have definite information, lived in 
Brooklyn, New York. He married Eleanor 
Underbill. Children: i. William Alexander. 
2. George Washington, referred to below. 3. 
Thomas Jeft'erson (2). 4. Samuel E. 5. Eliz- 
abeth, married Lu[3ton ; two sons — 

Henry, conductor on Erie railroad, living in 
Jersey City, New Jersey: and Mervin, engi- 
neer on Pennsylvania railroad, living in Jer- 
sey City. 6. Eleanor. 7. Caroline, married 


(II) George Washington, son of Thomas 
Jeft'erson and Eleanor ( Underbill ) \'an Win- 
kle, was born in lirooklyn. New York, about 
1812. and died there at his home on St. 
Mark's Place, May 11, 1880. He was edu- 



cated in the Itrooklyn public schouls. and then 
learned the carpenter's trade in a shop that 
stood on the present Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn. 
Having served his apprenticeship he became a 
journeyman carpenter for several years, and 
in the early 30's formed a partnership with his 
brother-in-law, James E. (later Major-Gen- 
eral) Underbill, for manufacturing oil cloths, 
the factory being located at the corner of the 
present Vanderbilt avenue and Ijoyden street. 
The firm was very successful for some time, 
but the plant having been destroyed by fire, 
Mr. \'an AVinkle became superintendent of 
J. iK: S. Engle's Naval Store in Williamsljurg, 
where he remained until 1SG2, when owing to 
the blockading of the southern ports the busi- 
ness was al)andoned. In 1863 he removed to 
Plummer, Venango county, Pennsylvania, 
where he became superintendent of the Hum- 
bolt petroleum works. Three years later he 
retired from active business and returned to 
Brooklyn. In early life he was a Democrat, 
but later became a Republican, and an ardent 
admirer of Abraham Lincoln. He was a mem- 
ber of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brook- 
lyn, and an Odd Fellow. He married, in 
Brooklyn, in August, 1836, Leah Suydam, 
born in June, 1816, died April 10, 1885. Chil- 
dren; I. Eleanor, born May 19, 1837; died 
November 13, 1848. 2. Cieorge Washington 
(2), referred to below. 3. James, born Feb- 
ruary 22. 1843; niarried (first) Septemljer 25, 
1866, Ella M. Templeton ; (second) June 21, 

1900, ; children, by first marriage: 

Louis, born July 10, 1869, married, June, 1909, 
Anna Doty ; and Nellie, born September 9, 
1871, married June 28, 1900, Alfred G. Bishop, 
child, Alfreda L. Bishop, born December i, 
1904. 4. Eliza Hinckle, born October 28, 
1845 ' died August 14, 1875. 5- \Villiam A., 
born April 2~, 1848; died January 28. 1889. 6. 
Samuel, born September 29, 1850; married 
July 3, 1880, Elvina Loretta Charron ; chil- 
dren: i. Leah May, born April 2, 1881, mar- 
ried December 22. 1900, Henry Marsland 
Frecker ; children: Henry Marsland Frecker, 
born March 9, 1904, and Margorie Estelle, 
born June 14, 1907. ii. Cyril, born June 5, 
1883. iii. Elsie Elmira, born August 9, 1880 ; 
married March 16, 1904, John Stone Berry, 
of Cincinnati, Ohio; child, John Stone Berry 
(2), born March 2^, 1907. iv. Lester Hubert, 
born November 5, 1890; died May 3. 1897. v. 
Eva Estelle, born December 10, 1893. 

(HL) George Washington (2), son of 
George Washington (i) and Leah (Suydam) 
Van Winkle, was born in Brooklyn, New 

York, March 9, 1840. He was educated in 
Brooklyn jniblic school No. 9, and at fifteen 
years of age, owing to ill health, left school 
and entered the office of J. & S. Engle, distill- 
ers, as clerk. Shortly afterwards he was 
transferred to the distilling department, where 
he remained three years. In 1861 he removed 
to Plummer, Pennsylvania, where he became 
engaged with James Faulkner in building the 
oil plant of the Humbolt oil works, and later 
became purchasing agent of this firm. In 
i8f)fi he went to Oleopolis, Pennsylvania, to 
build the plant of the Solar oil works, of which 
he became business manager. In 1870 he 
became manager of the refining works of 
Easterlee & Davis, of Titusville, Pennsylva- 
nia, and when the Acme Oil Company pur- 
chased this firm in 1876, Mr. Van Winkle was 
retained in the same position by them. When 
this company came under the control of the 
Standard Oil Company, Mr. Van Winkle was 
transferred in March, 1877, to L'.altimore, 
Maryland, as manager of the Camden Oil 
Company, and the following May was retrans- 
ferred to iiayonne. New Jersey, as manager of 
the refining plant there. In 1895, owing to 
impaired health, lie retired from active busi- 
ness. He was for many years a director of 
Bayonne Building Association, No. 2. He is 
a Republican in politics, and has been a dele- 
gate to many of the party conventions. He is 
an associate member of the Bayonne Fire De- 
partment, since October, 1883; a member of 
Oil Creek Lodge, No. 303, F. and A. M., 
Titusville, Pennsylvania ; and a member of 
Bayonne Council, No. 695, Royal Arcanum, 
and of the Neighborhood Club of Bayonne. 
He was for a long time trustee, secretary and 
treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of 
I'.ayonne, and is now a member of the Fifth 
Street Reformed Church. He erected his beau- 
tiful residence on the corner of West Fifth 
street and Newman avenue, Bayonne, in 1894. 
He married, in Brooklyn, New York, March 
9, 1868. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Michael 
and Elizabeth (Miller) Soth, a German family 
that came to America in the first half of the 
nineteenth century. She was born March 22, 
1844. Children: I. George Edward, born 
January 9, 1869; married, June 14, 1894, Ada 
Bettes ; children : Dorothy, born November 
9, 1896; Irma, May 25, 1900; George Wash- 
ington, March 9, 1902. 2. Minnie May, born 
November 4, 1871 ; married March 15, 1899, 
John Moore Coward ; children : John Morti- 
mer Coward, born January i, 1900; Miriam 
\'a 1 \\'inkle Cinvard, July 14, 1907. 




Amzi D(i(ld. LL. I)., tlic first vicc- 
DODD chancellor of Xcw Jersey, ami since 
1882 president of the Ahitual Life 
Insurance Company of Newark, was born in 
what is now the township of JNfontclair, then 
part of the township of Blooinfield, Essex 
county, New Jersey, March 2. 1823, second 
son of Dr. Joseph Smith Dodd and Maria 
Grover, and a lineal descendant of Daniel Dod, 
an English Puritan, who emigrated to Amer- 
ica ahout 1646, and in company with other 
immigrants helped to form a settlement at 
Sagus — now known as the city of Lynn — a 
thriving seaport on Massachusetts Bay. This 
early American progenitor died prior to 1665, 
leaving four sons, all in their minority, the eld- 
est of whom was named Daniel, after his 
father. While yet under age he joined the 
colony of Rev. Abraham Pierson, who foimd- 
ed the town of Newark, in 1666, and to him 
a home lot was assigned in the neighborhood 
of what was for so many years known as the 
"Stone Bridge." He was a good mathematic- 
ian, a surveyor by profession, and 1692 a mem- 
ber of the colonial general assembly. His son 
John, his grandson John, and his great-grand- 
son John, were all in a direct line ancestors 
of Dr. Joseph Smith Dodd, father of Amzi 
Dodd, and in their times were all men of mark. 
Dr. Dodd was born in Bloomfield, New Jer- 
sey, January 10, 1791, was graduated from 
Princeton College in 1813, and commenced the 
practice of medicine in his native place in 
i8irt. He was a skillful physician, and a man 
widely esteemed and respected. He was elect- 
ed to the state senate in 1842. and was largelv 
instrumental in establishing the State Lunatic 
Asylum. He died September 5. 1847. 

Amzi Dodd was carefully educated at home 
and at the Bloomfield Academy, and in 1839 
was so well advanced in his studies that he 
foimd no difficulty in securing admission to the 
sophomore class in the College of New Jersey, 
his father's alma mater. In 1841 he was grad- 
uated with the highest honors, being chosen 
to deliver the Latin salutatory at the com- 
mencement in September that year. Among 
his classmates who have risen to distinction 
may be mentioned Rev. Theodore Cuyler. the 
eminent Brooklyn divine: Rev. Dr. Duffield. 
of Princeton L'niversity ; ( ieneral Francis P. 
Blair, late of Missouri : John T. Ni.xon, United 
States district judge; Edward W'. Scudder, of 
the New Jersey supreme court ; Rev. Dr. Pot- 
ter, of Ohio; Prof. A. Alexander Hodge ; Hon. 
Craig I'iddle ; and others in legal and minis- 
terial life. 

During the ensuing four years after leaving 
c(jllege. Mr. Dodd was engaged in teaching. 
])rincipally in X'irginia, but intending to be- 
come a lawyer, read law diligently and gave 
his vacations to acquiring a practical insight 
into its intricacies by service in the office of 
Miller & W'helkley, prominent lawyers at 
Morrislown, .\ew Jersey. In January, 1848, 
he was licensed as an attorney and admitted 
to the New Jersey bar. and afterward Ijecame 
associated in business with 1 Ion. I'Vederick T. 
Frelinghuysen. then an eminent practitioner 
at the bar, and later secretary of state of the 
United States. In 1850 Mr. Dodd severed this 
connection to devote himself to the duties of 
the office of clerk of the common council of 
Newark. For three years he held this position, 
maintaining his own law offices, and attending 
to such practice as came his way. This finally 
grew to such volume that he resigned his office, 
the more fully to devote himself to professional 
work. Early connection with corporation and 
fiduciary affairs letl him largely into legal de- 
partments calling for judicial rather than 
forensic powers. Although occasionally tak- 
ing part in litigated cases in court, he was far 
less inclined to jury trials than to arguments 
to the bench, in which his intellect and also 
liis temperament found more congenial exer- 

]\Ir. Dodd early develo])ed ability as a public 
speaker. His first efifort of importance was a 
Fourth of July oration delivered in the First 
Presbyterian Church in Newark in 1851. "His 
panegyric upon Washington fell from the 
tongue deep into every heart, and for many a 
day the young orator's name was on everv lip." 
Later eft'orts about this time were a literary 
address at the commencement at Princeton 
College, and a discourse before the Essex 
County Bible Society, of which he was presi- 
dent. Opposed to the extension of slavery 
into the territories, he was one of that resolute 
little band of anti-slavery men who raised their 
voices in loud protest against the movement 
in its favor, and as a Freesoiler he aided in the 
formation of the Rejiublican party and became 
an active champion of its [principles. In 1856 
he was selecte<l to lea<l the fight in Essex and 
Hudson counties, being chosen as the Repub- 
lican nominee for congress. In this campaign, 
as well as in that of i860, which resulted in 
the election of President Lincoln, he won new 
laurels as an orator. In 1863 he was elected 
by the Rei)ublicans of Essex county to the 
New Jersey legislature, but declined a second 
term. l'>rilli;uU. logical and powerful as an 



orator, he might, had he so willed, have 
achieved forensic distinction equal to that of 
his most gifted contemporaries. There was 
that in his nature, however, which inclined him 
to the role of counsellor rather than to that of 
advocate : and while graceful yielding to the 
calls made upon him to deliver lectures before 
lyceums and institutions of learning, and to 
greet his old classmates at Princeton in an 
anniversary oration, he gradually relinquished 
his public oratorical efforts, the more com- 
pletely to devote himself to the demands of 
professional work. In 1871, when the busi- 
ness of the court of chancery became so press- 
ing that Chancellor Zabriskie w'as obliged to 
ask for the appointment of a vice-chancellor, 
Mr. Dodd was selected for the position. In the 
delicate and inijjortant work thus assigned to 
him he was engaged continuously until 1875, 
when he resigned. In 1872 he was nominated 
by Governor Parker and confirnied by the 
senate as one of the special justices of the 
court of errors and appeals, the highest judicial 
tribunal in the state. In 1878, towards the 
close of his term as justice of the court, the 
governor. General George B. McClellan, wrote 
him a flattering recognition of his services, 
accompanied by so earnest a suggestion that 
he accept re-appointment, that Judge Dodd 
returned an affirmation reply, whereupon Ciov- 
crnor AlcClellan made the appointment, send- 
ing with his commission a most complimentary 

In 1 88 1 Judge Dodd was again called to 
serve the state as vice-chancellor, taking the 
office at the request of Chancellor Runyon ; 
but in the following year he resigned this posi- 
tion and also his seat upon the bench of the 
court of errors and appeals, being moved to 
do so by the pressure brought to bear upon him 
to accept the presidency of the Mutual Life 
Insurance Company of Newark, a corporation 
with wdiich he had been officially connected as 
mathematician for nearly twenty years. In 
this (jffice he succeeded his friend, Lewis C. 
Grover, who had resigned. In 1875 Judge 
Dodd was appointed a member of the New 
Jersey P>oard of Ri]jarian Commissioners by 
Governor Bedle, and held that position until 
.April, [887. In 1876 the supreme court of the 
state appointed him one of the managers' of 
the New Jersey Soldiers' Home. In this serv- 
ice — a gratuitous one — he has continued with 
zeal and scrupulous fidelity in tlie interests of 
these veteran wards of the state. It is a note- 
worthy circumstance that, though of pro- 
nounced Republican political views, the several 

public offices he has held have been by appoint- 
ments received from Democratic atlministra- 
tions, and, it is to be added, unsolicited on his 

Judge Dodd's ojjinions as an equity judge 
are to be found in the New Jersey Reports, 
volume 22-34, inclusive ; and as a member of 
the court of errors and appeals, the court of 
last resort for the review of the supreme chan- 
cery, and inferior courts, his opinions being in 
vtilumes 36-42, inclusive. They are regarded 
by lawyers as possessing superior merit and 
belonging to the best class of judicial produc- 
tions. Some of them have become authorita- 
tive cases in important c|uestions. One of the 
most notable is that of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company vs. National Railway Company, 
decided in 1873, and recorded in volume 7, 
C. E. Gr., 441. The decree of Vice-Chancellor 
Dodd in this case was supported by a train of 
argument so clear and conclusive that no ap- 
peal was taken, though great property interests 
as well as public cjuestions of great imj^ortance 
were involved. The result of the injunction 
issued against the defendant prohibiting the 
construction of the proposed road was the 
passage soon after of the general railroad law 
of the state, in pursuance of the suggestions 
in the opinion that such a law was the neces- 
sary means for obtaining what the judicial 
tribunals under existing laws could not assume 
to supply. 

In 1874 he received the degree of LL. D. 
from his alma mater. Judge Dodd's active 
and useful life has been absolutely free from 
sensational attempts to arrest public attention 
and singularly devoid of ostentation, yet no 
man in the state is better known, more highly 
respected, or more popular. His entire career 
has been marked by uprightness and sincerity 
of purpose : devotion to duty and zeal in the 
public interest have signalized every step of 
liis advance. 

Judge Dodd married, in 1852, Jane Frame, 
daughter of William Frame, of P>loomfield. 
He resided in Newark until the summer of 
i860, when he removed to his present home in 
Bloomfield. His domestic life has been de- 
lightful, and the social position of his family 
has been second to none. Of his nine chil- 
dren of the marriage three daughters and three 
sons are living. The eldest, Julia, is wife of 
Rev. H. B. Frissell, D. D., principal of the 
Hampton (X^irginia) Normal and Agricultural 
Institute, the able successor of General Arm- 
strong, its famous founder. One of his daugh- 
ters, Caroline, is wife of Leonard Richards, a 



New York mtTcliaiit. and llu- third, unmarried, 
resides with licr parents. One of the son.s, 
WilHam S. Dodd. is a lawyer. Anotlier, Ed- 
ward W'helpley Dodd. is in business. The 
third, Joseph Smith Dodd. is a practicinj^ phy- 

Lawrence W'alfel. father of John 
W'OLEE George Wolfe, was a native of 

Walkers Shrunn, Byron, Bavaria, 
Germany. He was a prosperous farmer and 
weaver by trade. Mis farm of considerable 
area was situated on the mountain side, anil he 
depended largely on the cultivation of the 
crops, the raising of sheep, cattle and horses, 
and during the w-inter months did weaving of 
cloth. Walkers Shrunn is a prosperous farm- 
ing district, surrounded by mountains, many 
ol the farms being on the side of the moun- 
tains. His homestead was of stone, situated 
on the outskirts of the village, and is now in 
an excellent state of preservation. He and his 
wife were members of the Lutheran church. 
Lawrence Wolfe and his first wife had twelve 
children ; one of his sons was murdered by 
mistake, having been waylaid while going with 
grist to the mili. He married 1 second ) Mar- 
garet Wimmcr and among their children were 
Lawrence. Margaret, and John George, men- 
tioned below. 

(II) John George Walfel (Wolfe), son of 
I .awrence Walfel, w-as born at Walkers Shrunn, 
Ilyron, Bavaria. Germany, August 28, 1814, 
died at Roseland, July to, 1889. His educa- 
tion was gained in the schools of his native 
village up to thirteen \'ears of at which 
time he received confirmation in the Lutheran 
church in the same parish. He worked for his 
father and nearby farmers, and during the 
winter months was engaged at cloth weaving 
in the home. At the age of twenty-one he 
entered the army, serving three years, as was 
the custom. After his army service he resumed 
farming. He had a share of his father's estate, 
Ijoth real and personal. In 1843 he emigrated 
to the L^nitcd States, coming with his wife. 
He began work for William H. McCreary, 
dealer in beef tallow, remaining for a time. 
About 1850 he removed to Pleasantdale (West 
Orange townshi]/). where he bought a portion 
of the old Simeon Williams farm, comprising 
twenty-five acres. This farm compared favor- 
ably with the best in the section, and with the 
assistance of his sons it was made to yield a 
handsome yearly income. He was the old 
time farmer, sold butter and fruit, kept a team 
of oxen, and did much work in carrying for 

the nei.ghlmrhooil. lie was a just and upright 
man in all his dealings, almost to a fault, in- 
du>trious and frugal, ])ossessed a (|uiet nature, 
and had many friends, lie was a member of 
the Pleasant Dale Presbyterian Church, with 
his wife, lie was a l\e|)ublican in politics. He 
married, about 1 846, Margaret Bommer, born 
March 26, 181 5, died at I'leasantdale. Janu- 
ary 6, igoo. She and her husband are buried 
in the Pleasantdale burial-grcjund. Children: 
I. George, born May 29, 1847, mentioned 
below. 2. Frederick Washington, born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1849; married, July 4, 1880. Mary 
Werner. 3. John Freeman, born October 8, 
1851 ; marricil. May 13, 1880, Caroline Sipple ; 
children: i. Nettie Margaret, born March 14, 
1881 ; married. October 8, 1902, Eugene 
Straub; children: X'era, born July i, 1903; 
Etta Caroline, born .August 28, 1905 ; Alice, 
born January, 1907: ii. Lillian Elizabeth, born 
January 13, 1883; married, \\,x\\ 17, 1904, 
"Charles Beam : children : I'Veeman Charles, 
born July 28. 1905, and Everett John, born De- 
cember 9, 1907 ; iii. Etta Annie, born Febru- 
ary 9, 1885; iv. Arthur, born March 9, 1888; 
married. July 4, 1905, Mary Hahn ; child. \'io- 
let, born February 18, 1907. 4. Margaret, born 
July 29, 1854; married George IrL Noll. 

(HI) George, son of John George Walfel 
(Wolfe), was born in New York City, May 
29, 1847. •■^t '^'"'S ^?s o^ three years he moved 
with his parents to Laurel avenue. West 
C'range, New Jersey, now Pleasantdale. He 
attended the nearby district school until twelve 
years of assisting his father on the farm 
in the meantime. He early began to learn the 
trade of shoemaking with Robert Baxter, who 
lived on the crest of First Mountain, and fin- 
ished his trade at eighteen with Daniel Conk- 
lin. He followed his trade for twenty-five 
years, working for Wilbur De Camp, and later 
with John Sigler, at Roseland. He also worked 
for Charles Graft and John Freeman, manu- 
facturers at Newark. He later worked for 
his former employers. De Camp & .Sigler and 
Clark Anderson, of Caldwell, all prominent 
makers in their time. Mr. Wolfe retired from 
his trade about twenty-five years ago and en- 
.gaged in farming on his father's homestead 
farm, having ])urchase(l a jiart from his father 
and the remainder from his heirs. He has 
about twenty-one acres of the best tillage and 
is successful in raising the common crops. He 
is a member t)f the Roseland Methodist church, 
and is a Democrat in jiolitics. He married, 
March 6, 1867, Esther .\nn Williams, born at 
Roseland (Livingston township), March 4, 



1847, daughter of Levi and Phelje Ann (Kent) 
Williams. Levi Williams was a farmer at 
Roseland. Children: I. Levi Aaron, boni 
July I, 1868: married Ella Georgie Brown; 
children : i. Esther Ellen, born August 27, 
1891 ; ii. Margaret Phebe, born June 21, 1893; 
iii. Almira, born April 27, 1895 ; iv. Dora 
Grace, born April 21, 1897, died November 
23, 1897 • V. Mabel. 2. John George, born l-'eb- 
ruary 15, 1870: married Dora Sidell ; children: 
John George Jr., Dora and William. 3. Fred- 
erick Jeptha, born August 26, 1872, mentioned 
below. 4. Margaret Phebe, bom August 11, 
1877, died aged seven weeks. 5. William Mar- 
tin, born September 17, 1878: married, ALarch 
22, 18)9, Alabel Adams Waite ; children: i. 
William Raymond, born December 14, 1899, 
died I-'eljruary 25, 1900; ii. Mina. born Janu- 
ary I, 1901, died same day: iii. Thelma May, 
born Decemjjer 3. 1904. 

(IV) Frederick Jeptha, son of George 
Wolfe, was born on the old Abner Williams 
homestead. Laurel avenue, W'est Orange. New 
Jersey, .August 26, 1872. When an infant he 
removed with his parents to Roseland, New 
Jersey (Centerville), where he early attended 
the public school, continuing up to the age of 
sixteen years, assisting his father on the farm. 
Later for two years he worked on different 
farms in the nearby neighborhood. He sub- 
sequently came to iLast ( )range and served an 
apprenticeship with ( ieorge H. Tucker at the 
trade of carpenter, continuing until he was of 
age. He then entered the employ of John 
Eerryman as a journeyman, remaining in his 
employ seven years. In 1900 he formed a 
partnership, with Clark \'. Jilson in the con- 
ti acting business and general building, with 
head(|uarters at Main street. West Orange. 
The business after a year was removed to 
Oakland avenue, where they remained three 
years subseciuently buying property at 268- 
370 X'alley Road, to more commodious quar- 
ters. ,\pril II, 1906, a company was formed 
under Xew Jersey state law, and at this time 
Thijmas A. Douglass was admitted into the 
company, the firm name being Wolfe, Jilson 
& Douglass Company — Mr. Douglass, presi- 
dent; Mr. Jilson, vice-president; Mr. Wolfe, 
secretary and treasurer, each being a director 
of the corporation. The firm is engaged in 
general contracting and Imilding, with main 
offices on \'alley Road, branch office at Maple- 
wood, and planning department at Milburn. 
The firm has filled many notable contracts 
among which are the residences of Charles H. 
Tracy at Llewellan Park; F. M. I^ondon on 

Harrison street. East Orange; Dr. Henry Mat- 
thews, Hillside avenue ; residences in Roose- 
velt Park, .Maplewood, and many in and around 
the (Jranges. They contracted and built forty- 
one residences in Maplewood for Edward C. 
Balcli, a number for T. P>. Ackerson in Roose- 
velt Park, and has also erected residences for 
six-culation. Mr. Wolfe is a member of the 
.Master Builders' Association of the C)ranges, 
director of the First National Bank of West 
Orange, and is on the investment board of this 
institution. He is a member of Union Lodge, 
No. II, F. and .A. AL, Orange. He was for- 
merly a member of Sterling Lodge, No. 236, 
f. O. O. F., Newark, served a term as noble 
grand, and sat in the (Irand Lodge of Odd 
T'elUnvs. A few years ago he transferred 
his membership to Lafayette Lodge, No. 12, 
( )range. With Mrs. Wolfe he attends the 
Methndist church. He is a Republican in poli- 
tics, having served his party as delegate, and as 
councilman of the town of XN'est C)range at 
present time (1910). 

He married, at Orange, New Jersey, March 
21, 181)4, ^Minnie Freeman, born March 12, 
1867, daughter of Samuel Morris and Elma 
(Lyon) Freeman, of Orange. Samuel M. 
F'reeman was a shoemaker. Children: i. 
I'Vederick Augustus, born July 7, 1895. 2. 
Elmer Freeman, born i\Tay 2t^. 1897, died C)c- 
tober 2, 1897. 3. Walter Edwin, born August 
13, 1898, died I'ebruary 21, 1900. 4. Charles, 
born h'ebruary 27, 1900, died March 2, 1900. 
5. Hazel Minnie, born October 8, 1902. 6. 
F'lorence Eva. born July 29, 1904. 7. Albert 
Lewis, born November 17, 1905. 

Daniel Trotter, the first mem- 
TROTTER lier of this family of whom 
we have definite information, 
was the father of two sons who married sis- 
ters : I. Joseph, referred to below. 2. Nathan, 
born 1787, died 1853; married, October 28, 
1813, Susan, daughter of Samuel and Susanna 
(Newbold) Hough,- who was born March 13, 
1785, and died July 31. 18^)7. 

(H) Joseph, son of Daniel Trotter, was 
born in 1783, and died in 1833. He married, 
November 16, 1809, .\nn, daughter of Samuel 
and Susanna (Newbold) Hough, who was 
born .\pril 3, 1787, and died February 29, 
i860. Her mother was a daughter of Michael 
and Susanna (Scholey) Newbold; (see New- 
bold and Scholey in inde.x). Children: i. 
Susan H.. born 1810, died 1835; married. 
December 3. 1833, Cleayton. son of William 
anil Hannah (\V'atson) Newbold. 2. Samuel 



II., l)orii 1812. 3. Joseph II.. Ijorii 1814; mar- 
ried, Iiine, 1852, Editli, daughter of Cleayton 
and Ilculah (Lawrie) Newbold. 4. Thomas 
H., born 1815. 5. Anna H., born 1821 ; mar- 
ried Newbold, son of John B. and Hannah 
(Newbold) Lawrence. 6. Newbold Hough, 
referred to below. 7. Mary H., born 1831, 
died May 25, 1909: unmarried. 

(IH) Newbold Hough, son of Joseph and 
Ann (llongh) Trotter, was born in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, in 1827, and died there 
February 21, 1899. He wa.s educated in the 
private schools of I'hiladeljihia and then 
entered Haverford College, where he remained 
until he graduated. On finishing his college 
education he took up the trade of engineer and 
machinist, and became proficient, and later 
conducted a business in Philadelphia, but gave 
it up and started in the hardware business on 
Market street, which he continued for a num- 
ber of years but gave up that to engage in the 
calling which he followed till his death, — art. 
He had from his early boyhood been an admirer 
of art, and all his spare time was engaged in 
drawing, and when he did decide to engage in 
that line it did not take long under the direc- 
tion of a master to bring himself to a position 
where he soon came forth as one of the leaders 
in this country as an animal painter, and at the 
time of his death, there was none in this coun- 
try who could eclipse his works, and many of 
the leading homes in this country have in their 
collection of paintings the result of his handi- 
work. He was a man beloved by everyone 
brought in contact with him, and at the time 
of his death hundreds mourned his loss. He 
was a member of most of the art clubs of 
Philadelphia, and was one of the founders of 
The Philadelphia Art Club. At the time of 
the threatenecl invasion of the rebels into Penn- 
sylvania, Mr. Trotter enlisted in a company 
from Germantown to protect that country, but 
did not see service. He lost his birthright in 
the Society of Friends for this act. He mar- 
ried, in 1856, Annie Morrison, daughter of 
Mordecai Lewis and Elizabeth (Poultney) 
Dawson, a descendant of the early Welsh set- 
tlers of Pennsylvania. Her father was one 
of the leaders of Philadelphia in his day, and 
president of the board of trustees of the Phila- 
delphia Hospital, and a member of the board 
of managers of Girard College. Children: 
Mordecai Dawson Trotter, died in infancy: 
Spencer Trotter, referred to below : Elizabeth 
Dawson Trotter, died young. 

(IV) Spencer, son of New-bold Hough and 
Annie Morrison (Dawson) Trotter, was born 

in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, h'cbruary 8, 
i860. He graduated in me<licine from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, and resided for some 
time at Media, Pennsylvania, lie practiced his 
profession for a time, and relinquished it to 
accept a professorship of biology and natural 
history in Swarthmorc College. He resides 
in Philadelphia, lecturing daily at his college. 
He married June 19, 1889, Laura Lee, born 
June 13, 1862: child: .Spencer Lee, born Au- 
gust 10, 1890. 

Nathan Barnert, a resident 
BARNERT of I'aterson, New Jersey, 
whose eflforts have aided 
materially in the development, upbuilding and 
substantial progress of that city, is a native 
of the city of Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, 
born September 20, 1838, son of Meyer and 
Ida (Newfelt) Barnert. His parents emi- 
grated from their native land to the United 
States in 1849, settling first in New York 
City, from whence they removed to Paterson, 
New Jersey, about 1861. Meyer Barnert died 
July 10, 1881, aged seventy-four years, and 
his wife died October 28, 1890. They were 
the parents of six children, of whom three 
survive — Nathan, see forward, Morris and 

Nathan Barnert was ten years of age when 
his parents removed to Paterson, New Jersey. 
His educational advantages were obtained in 
the schools of Prussia and New York City. 
In early life he worked at the tailoring trade, 
in which his father was engaged, but tlie busi- 
ness was not extensive enough for both to 
engage in it, so the boy determined to make 
his own way in the world. Coming to the 
United States at the period of the great Cali- 
fornia gold fever, his mind was naturally fas- 
cinated by the accounts of fabulous wealth 
earned in the mines. Accordingly, in 1850, he 
left home and went to California, but his 
experiences in the gold fields were not suc- 
cessful. Later he obtained mercantile employ- 
ment in San Francisco, serving in the capacity 
of clerk in various places for several years. 
Me also visited the I lawaiian Islands and made 
a trip to the gold regions on the FVaser river, 
thus accjuiring a knowledge of that section of 
the country, if not gaining a fortune as he had 
cxj)ccted. In 1856 he returned to New- York, 
and seeking a favorable opportunity lo invest 
his savings, he selected the city of Paterson, 
New Jersey, and there opened a merchant 
tailoring establishment in co-partnership w-ith 
Marks Cohen, and later was associated in the 



same line of business with Solomon JMendel- 
son. During the civil war he was entrusted 
with large contracts to furnish clothing for the 
United States armies. In 1878 he retired from 
mercantile business in order to devote his 
attention to his extensive real estate interests. 
Meantime he applied a part of his capital to 
the creation of a new manufacturing industry 
in Paterson, organizing, with Robert A. Haley 
and William C. Martin, the Annandale Screen 
Plate Company, which furnished supplies to 
paper mills, and from which he retired in 
1893. Mr. Barnert has been one of the most 
potent contributors of his generation to the 
promotion of the material interests of the city 
of Paterson. He was one of the first in that 
city to undertake the erection of great modern 
mill buildings as a speculative project, relying 
exclusively for returns upon their probable 
occupancy by manufacturing tenants. The 
first of the structures built by him was the 
Uarnert Mill at the corner of Railroad avenue. 
Grand street and Dale avenue, completed in 
18S2, and he is also the owner of the Fulton 
Mill. About 1870-71 Mr. Barnert was ap- 
pointed by the board of aldermen to examine 
the accounts of the city's finances and taxes, 
and as a result the city prosecuted a number of 
officials, who finally were sent to State prison. 
In 1876 and again in 1879 Mr. Barnert was 
elected on the Democratic ticket to represent 
the sixth ward in the board of aldermen ; in 
1883 and again in 1889 he was nominated and 
elected to the ofiice of mayor of Paterson, and 
so faithfully did he perform the duties of the 
latter office that he was again named by his 
party as a candidate in the years 1885 and 
1891, but failed of election. The congregation 
B'nai Jeshurun are indebted to Mr. Barnert 
for their splendid temple, for the valuable land 
upon which it stands, and for other very sub- 
stantial benefits. The temple was completed 
and dedicated in 1893, appropriately receiving 
the name of the Nathan Barnert Memorial. 
He is one of the most prominent members in 
Paterson of a number of leading fraternal 
societies including the Independent Order of 
B"nai Brith, Free and Accepted Masons, 
Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of 
Odd I'^llows, and is president of the Hebrew 
Temple, Hebrew F'ree School. He is a liberal 
supporter of the Miriam Barnert Dispensary 
Association, an institution which he founded in 
memoriam of his deceased wife. Thus it will 
be seen that Mr. Barnert's life has been an 
active one, and that his enterprises have been 
such as have added to the general wealth and 

welfare of the city. His work has been widely 
extended, and he exerts a great influence on 
the atTairs of his adopted city. 

Mr. Barnert married, in New York City, 
September 2, 1863, Miriam, daughter of Henry 
L. and Jane (Chapman) Phillips. Their two 
children died young. Mrs. Barnert died March 
31, 1901, aged sixty-four years. 

Philip Case, the first member of 
CASE this family of whom we have defi- 
nite information, was born in Plun- 
terdon county, New Jersey, February 9, 1771, 
and died Jime 12, 1824. He was a grandson 
of Johan Philip Kaese, who emigrated from 
Germany to Mine Brook, Hunterdon county, 
about 1738. He himself lived near Cherry 
Hill, Hunterdon county, until his wife died, 
when he removed to Somerset county, residing 
first on a farm on the Raritan river near Som- 
erville, and later at Bedminster. He married 
Helena Cole, born November 21, 1772, died 
November 28, 1810. 

( II) Peter, son of Philip and Helena (Cole) 
Case, was born in Hunterdon county, New 
Jersey, October 27, 1810. He was taken by 
his father into Somerset county, where he 
became a court officer, a member of the Dutch 
Reformed Church, and in politics a Demo- 
crat until the outbreak of the civil war, and 
after that a Republican. During the war he 
was an officer in the Somerville Home Guard, 
a local military company. He married, No- 
vember 20, 1834, at Somerville, New Jersey, 
Mary Ann, daughter of John and Catharine 
(Van Arsdale) Herder. Children: Catharine 
Maria, died unmarried; Elizabeth: John; 
Philip, referred to below ; Abraham. 

(III) Philip, son of Peter and Mary Ann 
(Herder) Case, was born in Somerville, New 
Jersey, May 7, 1849. ^^^ 's a drygoods mer- 
chant, a member of the Dutch Reformed 
Church, and a Republican. At one time he 
was president of the Somerville Board of 
Trade. He married, September 12, 1872, at 
Prospect Plains, Amanda Van Doren, daugh- 
ter of John and Sophia (Van Doren) Edwards, 
who was born at Prospect Plains, New Jersey, 
June 7, 1830. Her father. John Edwards, was 
born in Wales, and coming to this country as 
a boy became the first commission merchant of 
New York City. Children : Cliilrord Philip 
Case, married Jeannette AIcAlpin Benedict ; 
Clarence Edwards Case ; Albert Edwards 
Case, married Mary B. Pool ; Mabel Herder 
Case ; Helen Lloyd Case. 

(IV) Clarence Edwards, son of Philip and 






Amanda Van Doren ( Edwards) Case, was 
born in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 
24, 1877. Me prepared for college at the I'at- 
erson Classical School and Rutgers J Prepara- 
tory .School, and graduated from Rutgers Col- 
lege at the head of his class in 1900. He grad- 
uated from the New York Law School with 
the degree of LL. B. in 1902, and later re- 
ceived from Rutgers College his A. M. degree. 
He then entered the law office of Alvah A. 
Clark, Esq., of Sonierville, and was admitted 
to the New Jersey bar as attorney in 1903. 
In 1906 he became junior partner of the firm 
of Clark & Case, and this partnership with his 
old instructor continued until Mr. Case was 
raised to the Sonierville county bench. Judge 
Case has been the right hand man of Senator 
Frelinghuysen, and championed his cause in 
the last two senatorial campaigns. In 1910 
he became clerk of the judiciary committee of 
the New Jersey senate, of which Mr. Freling- 
huysen was chairman, and was appointed by 
Governor Fort, county judge of Somerset 
county for the term of five years beginning 
April 1st, being the youngest judge in the 
state. He is a Republican in politics, and an 
e.x-member of the Consistory of the Dutch 
Reformed Church of Sonierville. He is a 
member of Solomon Lodge No. 46, F. and A. 
M.; Keystone Chapter No. 25, R. A. M.; 
Lodge of the Castle, No. 82, Knights of Py- 
thias ; and Somerville Lodge, No. 1068, B. P. 
O. E. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, 
of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and of the Phi 
Delta Phi fraternity of the New York Law 
School. He is unmarried. 

(II)Hendrick, second son of 
HOPPER Andries (q. v.) and Griete 

(Hendricks) Hoppe, was born 
in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, in 
1656, removed to Bergen, East Jersey, with his 
parents in 1680, was married March 14. 1680, 
in the Dutch church in New Netherlands, to 
Maria Johns Van Barkuni (or Maria Jans, 
as the name is written in the marriage record) 
March 14, 1680. They removed to Hackcn- 
sack. North Bergen, in 1687. Children: i. 
Andrew, 1681 ; married, July, 1707, Abigail 
Ackernian ; three daughters. 2. Johannes, born 
1682 : married, July. 1707, Rachel Terhune. 3. 
William, born 1684: 4. Catherine, 1685. 5. 
Garret. 1696. 6. Gertrude, 1699. 7. Lea. 

(HI) Garret, fourth son and fifth child of 
Hendrick and Maria Johns (Van Barkuni) 
Hoppe, was born in Hackensack, Bergen 
county. New Jersey, in 1696. He was an elder 

in the Dutch Reformed C'hurcli in Hackensack 
in 1758. He married, about I7,v'^- 

( IV) Jacob, son of Garret llo])])e, was born 
in Hackensack, New Jersey, about 1740. He 
died there in 1813. He was a deacon in Hack- 
ensack church on the (Ireen, of which his 
father was an elder, in 1763, having held the 
office of church master. He was a rich man 
and owned several slaves whose names are 
enrolled on the church records as members by 
baptism Joe, Jim and .^usan, being bajitized in 
1800. Jacob Ho]>])e married Cornelia Acker- 
man, September 22, 1750. Children: i. Cath- 
erine, born November 6, 1752. 2. Cornelius, 
April 30, 1758. 3. Gerret, November 9, 1760. 
4. Elizabeth, May 2, 1767; baptized in church 
at Schraalenburgh, May 24, 1767. 5. Hen- 
drick, born November 19; bajjtized December 
10, 1769. 6. Johannes, born November 27, 
1774: and probably .Abraham, born between 
the birthdays of Gerret and Elizabeth. 

(V) Abraham, ]>robabIy son of Jacob and 
Cornelia (Ackernian) Hopper, was born in 
Schraalburgh, New Jersey, about 1762. He 
married Leah Bogart. about 1785, and we find 
records of the birth of two children : Jacob, 
July 21, 1788. 2. John (q. v.). 

(\'I) John A., second son of Abraham and 
Leah ( Bogart ) Hopper, was born in Kinder- 
amack, near Etna, I'ergen county, New Jer- 
sey, December 7, 1793. He was brought up 
on his father's farm, on which was located a 
saw mill on Sadie river, and this mill occupied 
much of the time of the two sons when not 
employed on the farm. He married, and it is 
probable that one of his sons was Garret 
(q. v.). 

(VII) Garret, probably son of John Hop- 
per, was born on his father's farm about 1809. 
He continued to live on the farm and to attend 
the sawing of lumber at the saw mill. He 
married Maria Voorhees ; children : James ; 
Maria : name not known ; Abraham G. (q. v.). 

(VIII) Abraham Garret, yoiuigest son of 
Garret and Maria (V'oorhees) Hopper, was 
bcrn at Kimlcramack, Xew Jersey. He was 
what was known at the time as a county 
butcher, raising and fattening stock on his 
farm and killing it from time to time, peddling 
it throughout the country side from his wagon 
on certain days and thus keeping the farmers 
supi)lied with fresh meat. Later in life he re- 
moved to Hackensack, where he carried on 
the business of livery stable keeper, and finally 
at Ridgewood, where he carried on a hotel 
business at the old Ridgewood Hotel, where 
he continued to reside and care for the wants 



of the traveling public up to the time of his 
death. lie married Margaret, daughter of 
John and Sophia ( TJogart ) Blauvelt. Sophia 
Bogart was a daughter of John Bogart, who 
kept the "Old Hook Tavern" near Westwood, 
Bergen county, New Jersey, at the time of the 
revolutionary war, and where he entertained 
the officers of the American army stationed in 
the county at the time Washington had his 
headquarters at Morristown. Abraham Garret 
and Margaret (Blauvelt) Hopper had children 
born to them in Bergen county. New Jersey : 
I. Garret V., 1854, married Eliza J., daughter 
of Garret Hopper, of Cherry Lane ; children : 
Harry B., Everett G., and LeRoy Hopper. 2. 
Sophie, born i860, married John A. Bogart 
Jr. ; first child, Margery. 3. John Blauvelt 
"(q. v.). 

(IX ) John Blauvelt, youngest child of Abra- 
ham Garret and Margaret ( Blauvelt) Hopper, 
was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Novem- 
ber 2~. i8()i). He received his school training 
in the Ridgewood public schools and at Lati- 
mer's Business College, Paterson, New Jersey, 
and when he reached his majority he entered 
the employ of L E. Hutton, lumber dealer, in 
Ridgewood, and served this concern seven 
years, acquiring a thorough knowledge of the 
business of buying and selling lumber and 
builders' material. In 1896 he became a part- 
ner in the lumber firm of Nickerson Hopper 
Lumber Company at Ridgewood, and contin- 
ued as a partner in tlie firm for eight years, 
when he withdrew to engage in the fire insur- 
ance business, and established at Ridgewood a 
general agency for fire insurance which he has 
continued with excellent results since 1903. 
He was made clerk of the village of Ridge- 
wood in 1899, and has been since continued in 
that position by annual re-elections. He affili- 
ates with the Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows and with the Royal Arcanum, being a 
member of each of the lodges of these frater- 
nal organizations in Ridgewood. He married, 
December 14, 1892, Ida, daughter of Benjamin 
and Margaret (Campbell) Cole, and grand- 
daughter of Abram Campbell. Their son, 
Ronald I:k. was born October 13, 1894, he 
being in the tenth generation from Andries 
and Grietje (Hendricks) Hoppe, the immi- 
grant ancestor of all the Hopper families of 
New fersev. 

( \'l ) Peter C. Hopper was 

ST/\NSBURY born in Hopperstown, near 

Hohocus, liergen county, 

Xew Jersey, where he was brought up on a 

farm, and after his son Cornelius P. came of 
age they settled on a larger farm in the north- 
ern part of the city of Paterson, where they 
carried on farming industries successively. 
Children of Peter C. and (Odell) Hop- 
per, born Hopperstown, New Jersey: i. Cor- 
nelius P. 2. Jonathan P. (q. v.) 3. Albert P., 
married Jane, daughter of Francis Ryerson ; 
children: Peter; Eliza J., married William 
II. Levell ; Albert: Catharine, married a Mr. 
Mcintosh; Francis; possibly others. Peter C. 
Hopper died in Paterson, Passaic county, New 

( \T ) Cornelius P., eldest child of Peter C. 

and ( Odell ) Hopper, was born in Hop- 

pertown. New Jersey, November I, 1790. and 
died in Paterson, New Jersey, October 24, 
18^19. He was brought up on his father's farm 
in Hopperstown, and when he came to his 
majority joined his father in the purchase of a 
large tract of land now in the northern limits 
of the city of Paterson, which they cultivated 
with great success and profit. He married, 
June 20, 1819, Leah, daughter of Francis Ryer- 
son. Children, born in Pacerson, New Jersey: 
I- Eliza J., July 7, 1823; married John Bow- 
man, died November 3, 1904. 2. Peter C. 
July 22, 1825; married (first) Mary Taylor; 

(second) . 3. Rachel (q. v.). 

4. Cornelius C, February 15, 1831 ; married 
Del|)ha Thompson, died May 16, 1890. 5. 
George W., October 28, 1833; never married, 
f). Jonathan C, March 28, 1836. 7. Joseph C, 
March 26, 1838 ; was a soldier in the civil war ; 
subsequently settled in Helena, Montana, where 
he died unmarried. 8. Albert C, May 28, 
iS^o, married Mary Burhans. He died and 
his widow was living at Haledon avenue, Pat- 
erscin, in 1909. 

(\'II) Rachel, second daughter and third 
thild of Cornelius P. and (Odell) Hop- 
per, was born in Paterson, New Jersey, Octo- 
lier 3, 1828. She married. May 22, 1850, John 
Grossman Stansbury, born December 13, 1825, 
died June 18, 1886. -By this marriage she be- 
came the mother of six children, born in Jer- 
sey City. New Jersey, where her husband was 
for twentv-five years, and in 1873 removed to 
Paterson, New Jersey, where her husband died 
June 18, 1886, and where she was still living 
in her home 239 North Seventh street, in 1909. 
The order of birth of her children Is as fol- 
lows : I. Sarah Eliza Stansbury. July 13. 1851, 
died young. 2. Susanna .Stan.sbury, February 
17, 1853; married Arthur Hastings. 3-4. John 
and Cornelius Stansbury (twins), April 4, 
1833, l'"t'i ''.''■'"s '" infancy. 3. John Edgar 



Stansbury, March 26, 185(1. died young. 6. 
Charles Edgar Stansbury, AJay 10, 1857; mar- 
ried Mary F. \"an Iderstine ; children : ICthel 
S. Stansbury, December 5, 1892; Russell and 
Charles .Stansbury ( twins). May i, i8(;4; 1 lazel 
Stansbury, March 18, i8gi;; JMiltun .Stansliury, 
June 24, lyoi. 

(The St.itisljur.v Line). 

( I) Joshua .Stansbur\ was an early settler 
at Scotch I'lains, Union county, Xew Jersey, 
where he was the patentee of a large tract of 

(II) Joshua (2), son of Josiah (i) Stans- 
bury, was born in Scotch I'lains, New Jersey, 
in 1750. He married Isabella De Camp, of 
Milton, New Jersey, and they settled in Flush- 
ing, Long Island, New York. 

(Hi) Isaac, son of Joshua (2) and Isabella 
(De Camp) Stansbury. was born in Flushing, 
Long Island, October 9, 1780. He married 
Sarah Rogers. 

( I\') John Crossnian ( t|. v. above), sou of 
Isaac and Sarah (Rogers) Stansbury, was 
born December 13, 1825. He married. May 
22, 1850, Rachel, daughter of Cornelius P. and 
^ (Odell) Hopper ( q. v.). 

(For preceding generations see Albert Albertse 

(\II) Abram, third son of 
TERHL'.XE Martin (q. v.) and Catherine 
( Ackerman ) Terhune, was 
born in Hackensack, Bergen county. New Jer- 
sey. He married a Miss Demorest and had a 
son, Albert Demorest, see forward. 

(\'HI) Albert Demorest, probably eldest 

child of Abram and (Demorest) 

Terhune, was born in Hackensack, Bergen 
county, New Jersey. He was brought up and 
educated in his native town, and took up the 
business of photographer in Ridgewood. in 
which he prospered and retired with a compe- 
tence. He married Sarah Jane, daughter of 
Jacob Demorest and Maria Jane ( Bogart) \"an 
Lmburgh; children, born in Ridgewood, Ber- 
gen county : I. Hervey, see forward. 2. Wes- 
ley Van Emburgh, October 6, 1876, w^as edu- 
cated in the public schools of his native town, 
and on reaching his majority engaged in the 
\\oolen business in New York City, and enter- 
ed the firm of Duval, Cone & Terhune. and be- 
gan the business in the same line in which he 
had served as clerk. He retired from the firm 
in 1907, and in that year established the wool 
commission house of Terhune. Xearing& Com- 
pany, w'ith offices at No. 79 Fifth avenue. New 

"\ ork City. lie was vice-jire.sident of the 
Ridgewood Commercial Com])any. He mar- 
ried. Se])tember 6, 1906, Caroline, daughter of 
James E. and IClizaljcth (Weeland ) Halsey, 
and they made their home in lirookKn. New 

(IX) Hervey, eldest son of Albert Demo- 
rest and Sarah Jane (\'an Emburgh) Terhune, 
was born in Ridgewoixl, ISergen county, New 
Jersey, February, 1873. He received his edu- 
cational training in the ])ublic schools of Riilgc- 
wood, and on reaching manhood engaged in 
tlie undertaking business in his native town and 
conducted the same from 1894 to 1904. Then, 
in conjunction with his brother and others, he 
established the Ridgewood Commercial Com- 
pany, organized and incorporated for the pur- 
pose of selling wagons and farming imple- 
ments and similar manufactured products. 
Casper T. Zabriskie was made president, Wes- 
ley \'an Emburgh Terhune, vice-president, 
Edwin C. Bennett, secretar)-. and Hervey Ter- 
hune, treasurer and general manager of the 
corporation. He married, October 11, 1900, 
Amy, daughter of Casper T. and Adeline 
( Ackerman ) Zabriskie ; children, born in 
Ridgewood, Bergen county. New Jersey: Don- 
ald Zabriskie, March 17, 1902; Robert Demo- 
rest, March 24, 1903; Francis Hervey, Febru- 
ary 5, 1905 ; Norman Bogert, December 28, 1906. 

Michael Davis, the first member 
D.W IS of the family of whom we have 

definite information, was born in 
1833. and died in C)range, New Jersey, .\ugust 
4, 190S. He w'as a prominent resident of 
Orange, where he held the official positions of 
alderman, freeholder, and finally police jus- 
tice. Mr. Davis was a Roman Catholic, and 
a distinguished and prominent member of St. 
John's Church. He married (first) Susan 
( iallagh°r, (second) Mary Rooney, who was 
born in Monaghan, Monaghan county, Ireland, 
in 1834. and died in Orange, New Jersey, De- 
cember 17, 1909. She came to this country 
v.hen eighteen years of age, settling in Orange 
and made it her home uiuil her death. She 
married (first) Charles Mcl'hail, who died 
about 1869, and had two children — Elizabeth 
and .Mar}'. Several years after the death of first husband she married JMr. Davis. She 
is survived by twenty-two grandchildren. Chil- 
dren of Michael Davis (three by first mar- 
riage) : I. John L., formerly an alderman of 
( )range, .Xew Jersey. 2. .Michael E.. resides 
in Orange. 3. Richard, resides at Newburg, 
Xew ^'ork. 4. Susan, married James .A. Clark. 



5. Annie, married Daniel A. Dugan, of Orange, 
New Jersey. 6. Thonias A., see below. 7. 
Francis, deceased. 8. Ella, deceased. 

(II) Thomas A., son of Michael and Mary 
( Rooney ) Davis, was born at Orange, New 
Jersey, January 14, 1871. He received his 
early education at the ])reparatory school of 
St. Jt)hn's at Orange, and later at the College 
of St. J^'rancis Navier, at New York City, and attended the Metreipolis ( later the Uni- 
versity) Law School. He read law with \'ice- 
Chancellor Stevens, and with Edward i\I. Colie 
and Supreme Court Justice Swayze. lie was 
admitted to the New Jersey bar as attorney 
in June, 1895, and as counsellor in June, 1898. 
In 1895 he entered into a legal partnership with 
John L. Blake and William Read Howe, of 
C)range. In May, 1908, after thirteen years 
of successful arnl lucrative practice, Mr. Davis 
had the honor of being appointed by Governor 
Fort, county judge of Essex county. That 
Judge Davis's ability is widely esteemed and 
generally respected, is clearly shown by the 
number of prominent and responsible public 
positions which he has successfully tilled. He 
was city counsel for Orange for seven years. 
He has been an able member of the city council 
of Orange for three years ; and for the past 
five years has been village counsel for South 
Orange ; he is counsel for the Orange National 
Bank, the Half Dime Savings Bank, and for 
the Mutual Trust Company of Orange. In 
June, 1901), Set(_in Hall College conferred on 
him the degree of LL. D. Judge Davis has 
many active social interests, and is as promi- 
nent in private as in public life. He is a mem- 
ber of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 
the Lawyers' Club of Esse.x County, the Essex 
County Country Club, the New England Soci- 
ety, and the Ne^v Jersey Historical Society, 
and is a member of the Order of the Knights 
of Columbus. In religion Judge Davis is a 
Ri)nian Catholic, and an active and influential 
member of St. John's Church. 

He married, in Orange, November 25, 1896, 
Mary Adele, daughter of Henry and Margaret 
(Cox) Jacobs, who was one of six children. 
Children: 1. Emily Lauris, born C'ctober 8, 
i8g8. 2. Thomas .\. jr., May 10, 1902. 3 
William Howe, March 8, 1904. 4. Theodore, 
A]>ril 25, 190(1. 5. Norma. April 2^. 1906. 0. 
Noeline, December 20, 1909. 

\\'illiam Adgate Lord, a successful 
L( )RD and po]ndar lawyer of Orange, 
serving in the capacity of city coun- 
sel of Orange, was born in [ersev Citv, New 

Jersey, October 7, 1870. On the paternal side 
he is descended from William the Con(|ueror, 
Henry I., Henry II., John, Henry III., and Ed- 
ward I., kings of England; from Sir Gilbert 
dc Clare, third earl of Gloucester; and from 
Ralph and Hugh Stafford, first and second 
earls of StaiTord. Fie is also descended from 
Ralph de Nevill, first earl of Westmoreland ; 
from Sir Thomas Dacre, sixth lord of Dacre ; 
from Sir Richard Fienes ; and from Sir 
Thomas Fienes, eighth Lord Dacre. 

( I ) Rev. Benjamin Lord, D. D., was the 
first of the name of whom we have record. 
Among his children was Joseph. 

(II) Joseph, son of Rev. Benjamin Lord, 
D. D., married, and among his children was a 
son Joseph. 

(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) Lord, 
married, and among his children was a son 
Joshua A. Joseph Lord served as major. 

( I\' ) Joshua A., son of Joseph (2) Lord, 
resided in Canaan Four Corners, New York. 
He married, and among his children was a 
son Charles Douglass. 

( \ ) Charles Douglass, son of Joshua A. 
L<jrd. was born in Canaan Four Corners, New 
\ ork, 1828, clied in 1898. He was for many 
years engaged in the insurance business. He 
married Lucy Ann, born in 1830, died in 1903, 
daughter of Joel Wood Fay and granddaugh- 
ter of Joel Fay. Children : Nellie Montague 
and William Adgate (see forward). 

( \ I ) \\'illiam Adgate, son of Charles Doug- 
lass and Lucy Ann (Fay) Lord, has resided 
in Orange, New Jersey, since he was ten years 
of age. He attended private schools and was 
graduated from the Orange iiigh school in 
1889, having completed the usual three years' 
cciurse in two years. He immediately entered 
the newspaper profession, writing for the 
Orange Journal, the Orange Ez'cning Mail, the 
Newark Sunday Standard, the Newark Daily 
Ad^'crtiscr, the Newark Times, the New York 
Sun, the Newark Ez'cning Ncii's, and the New 
York Times, successively. He read law in the 
office of Charles B. Storrs, Escj.. and was ad- 
mitted to the New Jersey bar as attorney in 
February, 1899, and as counsellor in Febru- 
ary, 1902. In June, 1899, he engaged in the 
general practice of his profession in Orange, 
with an office in the National Bank buildingv 
As a Republican. Mr. Lord has been most 
energetic and has won for himself an enviable 
place of prominence in his party, and by his 
abilities and many pleasing qualities has gained 
as his reward from the people among whom 
he dwells many offices of public trust and con- 



fidence. I le was appointed clerk of the ( )ran5;;c 
district court at the time it was established, 
April I. i8g6, and served until June, 1899. 
when he engaged in the active ])ractice of law. 
From lyoi to 1903 he was the rejjresentative 
of his party and of Essex county in the Xew 
Jersey general assembly, and in 1904 was 
chosen by the city of Orange as its city counsel, 
in which capacity he is now serving. While a 
member of the assembly he served on the im- 
portant committees on revision of laws and 
militia. He is vice-chairman of the Essex 
County Republican Committee. 

Mr. Lord, is an enthusiastic militiaman, lie 
became a private in Gattling Gun Company A, 
National Guard New Jersey, April 27, 1895, 
and at the time of the outbreak of the Spanish- 
American war was second lieutenant of Com- 
pany 1 1 , Second Regiment, having been elect- 
ed to that office March i, 1898. He served 
in the same capacity during the war, when his 
regiment became the Second New Jersey Vol- 
unteer Infantry, stationed during most of the 
time at Jacksonville, Florida. He became first 
lieutenant in Company H, Fifth Infantry, Na- 
tional Guard New Jersey, in 1903, and the 
same year was made captain. He resigned in 
1904, but was again elected captain of his old 
comjiany in 1909. Mr. Lord is a firm believer 
in the benefits of secret societies and fraternal 
organizations. He is a past archon of Orange 
Conclave, No. 475, Improved Order of Hepta- 
sophs ; past commander of Colonel Emerson 
H. Liscum Camp, No. 94. Spanish- American 
War \'eterans : past commander of New Jer- 
sey Spanish-.American War \'eterans ; mem- 
ber of New- York Commandery of the Mili- 
tary and Naval Order of the Spanish-.Ameri- 
can War; judge advocate of the New Jersey 
Commandery of the Military and Naval Order 
of Foreign Wars ; a member of the Seventh 
Army Corps X'eteran Association ; of Orange 
Lodge, No. 135, Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks: Corinthian Lodge, No. 55, 
Free and Accepted Masons ; Orange Chapter, 
No. 23, Royal .\rch Masons ; Jersey Com- 
mandery, No. 19, Knights Tem])lar; Salaam 
Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the 
Mystic Shrine ; the New England Society : the 
Law-yers' Club of Essex County ; the McKin- 
ley and Roosevelt Club of the Oranges ; the 
L'nion League Club of the Oranges, of wdiich 
he is president: the Orange High .School 
.•\lumni .\ss(iciation, the Rei)ublican Indian 
League : the Xew Jersey .Automobile ami Motor 
Club, and the .American .Automobile .Associa- 

ti<iii. .Mr. Lor<l is a member of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of ( )range. 

.Mr. Lord married, in luiglewood. New Jer- 
sey, .AjM-il 15, i</)3, .Sarah llorner. born in 
Philadelphia, t'ennsylvania, January 21, 1875, 
daughter of William 1 ienry 1 larrison and Alar- 
tlia (Fyfe) Roberts, of 'l'hila(leli)hia. Lhil- 
dien : 1. W'illiaiii .\dgaie Jr.. born l'\-l)ruary 
15, 1904. 2. Mar_\' Roberts, .August 5, 1905. 
3 Genevieve h'ay, Sejitember 21, 1906. 4. 
.*-^arah, February 15, 1908. 

.Althoiigli the Preston family 

PRE.ST( ).\ in this country belongs among 
the earliest of the colonists, 
there is an unfortunate lack of record concern- 
ing the earlier generations, and the references 
are too scattered as yet for a detailed genealogy 
of the family to be constructed. In New Jersey 
the earliest mentioned of the name is William 
Preston, of Alonmouth county, who in ij(X) 
soFl land to Thomas Parker, both grantor and 
grantee living at that time in h'reehold. There 
is little doubt that this William Preston is the 
ancestor of the founder of the line at present 
under consideration, but there seems to be no 
record as yet come to light which will deter- 
mine who his ancestors were. 

( 1 ) Samuel I'reston, born in the Dey neigh- 
borhood, Monmouth county, about 1775, lived 
at Manalapan. He was ajiparently twice mar- 
ried : (first) June 19, 1803, by Daniel Stout, 
of (joodluck, to Anna Clayton, and (second) 

to Rachael . Children: Samuel Jr., 

referred to below : William : Curlis, or Corlies ; 
Joseph : Katharine. 

(II) Samuel Jr., son of .Samuel Preston, 
of Manalai)an, was born there about 1807, and 
died in 1847. After receiving a common school 
education he learned the trade of carpenter, 
at which he worked all of his life. He was a 
Democrat, and although he objected to and did 
not hold office, he was nevertheless one of the 
staunch supporters of his party. He married 
Lucy Ann Dey, born about 181 1, and died in 
March, 1882. Children : .Allison Ely, referred 
to below: Jacob, now dead; Hannah, born 
about 1S41, now living in Freehold, New Jer- 
sey, married .Mulford Longstreet, who is de- 

(Ill ) .Allison l'"ly, child of Samuel and Lucy 
.Ann ( Dey ) Preston, w'as born in Manalapan, 
Monmouth county. New Jersey, 1835. .After 
receiving a common school education he learn- 
ed the trade of mason and builder, at which 
he worked stcadil}- until 1903. when he retired 



frcmi activf 1)iisiness. Coniinij to Freeliold in 
1850, he j~ct up in his trade as mason and 
builder ami \ery soon began to do a thriving 
business. His industry and application and 
the reputation which he rapidly built up for 
honest, integrity and good work, soon gave 
hini a foremost place among the men of his 
business and in the community, and he was 
called upon for the stone work of many of the 
most imjiortant buildings in that part of the 
country. Eight years after his arrival at Free- 
hold he built the magnificent residence in which 
he now lives, anil in 1877, when the Monmouth 
Battle Monuinent Association was formed, he 
was selected to build the foundation base of 
tl;at monument, which stands alike as a me- 
morial not only to the historic event which it 
commemorates but also the honesty, integrity 
and worth of the man who built the foundation. 
Like his father, "Mr. Preston has always been 
a staunch Democrat and has done good work 
for his party, although he has preferred not 
to receive or to hold office. He is a member 
of the Independent ( )rder oi Odd h'ellows 
and of the Knights of Pythias in Freehold. In 
1S36, Allison Ely Preston married (first) Han- 
nah Van Cleef, and on her death, without issue, 
he married (second) Julia, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Denise, by whom he had children, all 
born in Freehold. 1. Francis, a file setter, in 
Brookhn, .\e\v York; is married, and has 
George and William. 2. Charles, a mason and 
builder, living at Red Bank. New Jersey: mar- 
ried and has one child Russell. 3. John, also 
a mason, living at Red Pank. and unmarried. 
4. William, died at the age of twenty years. 

Nathaniel harrand, the first 
FARRAND member of the family of 
whom we have definite in- 
formation, is recorded as being in Milford, 
Connecticut, in 1645. So far as is known he 
had three children: Nathaniel Jr., referred to 
below ; Hannah, married, 1674, Thomas Thorn- 
ton, of Hartford: Elizabeth, married, 1676, 
WaUer Smith, of Milford. 

(11) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i), 
was born about 1650 or 1660. He lived in Mil- 
ford, and left tliree sons of record : Nathaniel, 
bi.>rn May 15, 1679 : Samuel, referred to below : 
Daniel, born July 2, 1683. 

(HI) Samuel, son of Nathaniel (2) I-^ar- 
rand, and "stepson" of Joseph and Dorcas 
Wheeler, was Ijorn in Milfortl, about April, 
1681, and died in Newark, New Jersey, Sep- 
tember 16, 1750. In 171 1 he purchased from 
John Medlis, for £85 current money of New 

"\'ork, one-half ui the house-lot of Samuel 
Plum. In 1739 he was one of the judges of 
the ]ileas and justices of thetiuoroum for Essex 
county, and in the following year was appoint- 
eil one of the judges of the Esse.x county 

courts. He married Hannah , who died 

( 'Ctober ]8, 1748, in her sixty-third year. F'rom 
the confusion in the use of the terms "son-in- 
law" and "stepson," it has been conjectured she was Hannah Wheeler, daughter of Jo- 
seph and Dorcas. Children: i. Daniel, born 1726, 

ilied March 7, 1764. married Margaret , 

will I afterwards married Elijah Hedden. 2. 
Samuel, died 1760 or I7C>3. 3. Moses, referred 
til below. 4. Ebenezer, born about 1700, died 
January 22, 1777. 5. Nathaniel, married Mary 

. 6. Jose])h, died August 8. 1760, aged 

forty-one years: married and left issue. 7. 
Sarah. 8. Phebe. 9. Elizabeth. 10. Hannah. 

(I\') Moses, son of Samuel and Hannah 
Farranil, was born in Newark, New Jersey, 
about 1728, and died in Bloomfield, September 
19, 1803, aged seventy-seven years. He mar- 
ried ( first ) Ann , who died January 19, 

1785, in her fifty-seventh year, and (second) 
Dorcas, daughter of Obediah and Dorcas 
Pruen, who was born August 28, 1741, and 
died in 1821. Children: Samuel, died Sep- 
tember lO, 1758, aged four years one month; 
.\I)igail, married Joseph Davis ; Phebe, married 
Dr. Mead ; Samuel, referred to below ; Joseph. 

( \' ) .Samuel, son of Moses and Ann Far- 
rand, was born July 25, 1759, and died De- 
cember 26, 1826. His wife Sarah (possibly 
his second wife) died July 18, 1844, aged sev- 
enty-four years si.x months nineteen days. They 
are both buried in Bloomfield. Children : 
Charles, referred to below; Moses; Joseph; 
Hernion ; Samuel; Sarah Ann; Moses An- 
druss, died August 6, 1793, aged one year six 
months nineteen days. 

(\'l) Charles, son of Samuel and Sarah 
Farrand. was born in Bkiomfield, New Jer- 
sey, in July 1799, and died in June, 1874. He 
married .Anna, daught;er of Henry D. Farrand, 
who was born in Morris county, New Jersey, 
in 1823. and died in 1901. Her father's mother 
was Rhoda Farrand. Children : Charles H. ; 
Stanford; Herbert C. : William S. ; Ida J.; 
Walter D. ; Edward C. ; Anna B. ; Dudley, re- 
ferred to below. 

(\'II) Dudley, son of Charles and Anna 
( Farrand ) Farrand, was born in Bloomfield, 
Essex county. New Jersey, February 21, 1869, 
and is now living in Newark, New Jersey. 
After attending the public schools of Bloom- 
field he [irejiared for college in the Newark 



Academy, and tlien entered I'rincetoii L'niver- 
sity, which he left witliout completiii^t,' the 
course. While attenditit,' school he worked 
during the summer months of 1885 and 1886 
with the hardware firm of Peter llayden, of 
Xewark, an<l in 1887 accepted a clerkship with 
the Xewark Electric Light and Power Com- 
jKiny. which was succee<led by various corpora- 
tions and is now the Public Service Corpora- 
tion of Xew Jersey, of which he is the general 
manager. Since then he has been engaged in 
the business of electrical engineering, and in 
his twenty-four years of service he has filled 
every position in the electrical department, 
besides acting as consulting engineer for a 
number of large electrical plants, and he has 
gained for himself a high re]5utation as one of 
the best electrical engineers and experts in this 
part of the country. He is a member of the 
American Institute of Electrical Engineers and 
of the .American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers. He is also a past president of the Na- 
tional Electric Light Association, and has occu- 
pied all the various offices in that organization, 
having been a member of the executive com- 
mittee foi' twelve years. He also belongs t(.i 
several important local organizations, includ- 
ing the Engineers Club of New York, the 
Essex Club of Newark, the Essex County 
Country Club, the Rumson Country Club of 
Rumson. New Jer.sey, and Red P.ank Yacht 
Club. For six years he served as a member 
of the First (Essex) Troop, National Guard 
of Xew Jersey, retiring in 1898. In politics 
he is a Republican, and from religious convic- 
tion a member of the South Park Presbyterian 
Church. Air. Farrand married, in 1899, J^"^' 
Champenois. Children : Dudley Champenois, 
died in infancy ; Louise, died at age of two and 
one-half years; Laura Jean, born 1007. 

The family is said to be 
FITZ-GERALD of Italian origin — a 
branch of the Gherar- 
dini, a very ancient family of Tuscany. The 
founder of the English branch seems to have 
been Gerald of Windsor. He came to Eng- 
land from Normandy in the time of Edward 
the Confessor, and held high posts and large 
estates. About a century after the Norman 
conquest a descendant, Alaurice Fitz-Gerald, 
was one of the princijial leaders in the invasion 
of Ireland, received large grants of land and 
founded the Irish branch of the family, of 
which the Duke of Leinster is the head. 

The etymology of the patronymic is simply 
the old Norman "fitz" (fils, .son) plus the 

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name of the progenitor. Gerald, e. g: Mau- 
rice Fitz (son of) (leraid. 

.\rnis: Ermine, a saltire gules. Supjiorters : 
Two griffins, collared and chained or. Crest; 
.\ boar gules. bri>tled and armed or. For ( IKii : 
■.\ --econd crest. .\ castle with two towers. Issu- 
;ini iiut I if the sinister tower a knight in armor, 
holding in his dexter h.-md a key, all proper. 

(I) John I'"itz-(!erald, of Kel!s-the-Four- 
Castles, county Kilkenny, or of Tralee, countv 
Kerry, Ireland (the location is not entirely 
clear. One account fixes it at Kells, near the 
town of Callan, and another places it at Tra- 
lee ; it is possible, however, that both mav be 
correct, and that John migrated from one to 
the other). He was a near relative of the 
then Knight of Gl_\'n. He married Margaret 
Clare. Children: i. John, married a lady of 
the Casses, and went to the south of Ireland. 
2. Anastasia, married Major .Saxe. or Sykes, of 
the British army, came with him to New York 
during the revolutionary war, and was never 
afterward heard from. 3. Marv, married 
Gabriel Vass, in spite of the opposition of her 
family, who were greatly scandalized thereby, 
considering that she had lowered herself by 
the connection ; she was mother of Alexander 
Vass, who came to New York, where he lived 
with his daughter (Eleanor Vass Garrison) 
till the time of his death. 4. William, men- 
tioned below. 5. James. 

(II) William Fitz-Gerald, second son of 
John Fitz-Gerald, was born in Ireland, in 1729. 
and died in C)range county. New York, 1813. 
aged 84. He became involved in the political 
troubles of the times, was several times prose- 
cuted for his connection therewith, and. 
although he escaped conviction through the 
influence of powerful friends, (particularly 
one Mr. Flood, a wealthy and influential gen- 
tleman of the neighborhood, who had a great 
friendship for him ) he thought it wise, in 
order to avoid further annoyance, to leave the 
country for a time. He accordingly came to 
.'\merica with the intention of returning in a 
year or two, after the trouble had blown over. 
It fell out quite otherwise, however, for he 
married Hannah Driscoll and settled on a 
large farm in the township of Warwick, 
Orange county. New York. He was promi- 
nent in the affairs of his town and held town 
office between 1765 and 1775. His homestead 
was in Dutch Hollow, near the township line 
of Warwick." 

'History of Jlonroe, in "Historv of Orange County 
New York," by K. M. Kutlenber & I^. H. Olark, pub 
ISSl. bv Evarts & Peck. 



Excerpts from letters written by John Fitz- 
Gerald (son of Charles Fitz-Gerald, of Mon- 
roe, Orange county, New York, to A. O. Fitz- 
Gerald : 

x.Iay 10, 1908. 
"You jsay that William Fitz-Geralil, tlie first of tlie 
family, came to this country about 1760. I am 
under the impression tiiat he was here earlier. . . 
He became an extensive landholder in this section. 
Some six hundred acres wliich he once owned are 
still in the family and occupied by me. The last 
resting place of the older Fitz-Gerald is on this 
property. . . Our great-grandfather was born in 
the town of Tralee, county Kerrj', connected with 
the Leinster family of Fitz-Geralds. . . As a 
matter of hi.story I may tell you that in his first 
attempt to emigrate lo this country he. in company 
witli .lames, his brother, was captured by an Eng- 
ILsli vessel and taken back. The brother died in 
Dublin Castle, but William escaped." 

"I find that our 
Sterling Iron Works 
Townshends, and as 
nace at that place, 
remembrance of the 
doubt about his assi 
Sterling and that it 
1st. Lieut, in a mi 
place. This Compa 
Regt. and he and Ph 
left of the company 

Jan. 30, 1909. 

great-grandfather was at the 

in 1751 in partnership with the 

sisted in building the first fur- 

which can yet be seen as a 

olden times. . . There is no 

sting in building the furnace at 

was built in 1751. . . He was 

litary conipany raised in that 

ny belonged to Col. Hathron's 

ilip Burrowes were all that was 

after Brandt's massacre at Min- 

Williani Fitz-Gerald served his country in 
the revolutionary war, in the Florida and 
Warwick regiment, under command of Colo- 
nel John Hathorn. Sterling Military Com- 
pany, 1776: Captain, Jacob Norman; Lieu- 
tenants, Solomon L'inch, William Fitz-Gerald; 
Ensign, Elisha Dennett. 1777: Captain, 
Henry Townshend : Lieutenants, William Fitz- 
Gerald, Elisha Bennett ; Ensign, Joseph Conk- 
ling. February 19, 1778: Captain, Henry 
Townshend ; Lieutenants, Solomon Finck, 
William Fitz-Gerald ; Ensign, ElijahFenton." 

William Fitz-Gerald married Hannah Dris- 
coll and had issue: i. Mary, married Jessie 
Smith, and was grandmother of Dr. David 
Smith, of Irvington, New Jersey, and Joseph 
Smith. 2. Bridget, married three times ; John^ 
Cooney, Richard Youmans and John A, Bel- 
cher. 3. Kate, married three times : James 
Green, William Miles and Bartholomew Lott. 
By William Miles she had issue : William 
Miles, Jr. By Bartholomew Lott she had 
issue : John, David, Eleanor and Susannah. 
4. John, mentioned below. 5. William, born 
March 28, 1780; married Rebecca Jackson 
(born February 22. 1 781) and had issue: (i) 

="New York in the Revolution," by Berthold Fer- 
now, pub. 1887; vol. i, p. 292. 

Joseph. (2) John. (3) Charles, born Decem- 
ber 15. 1811, in Warwick, Monroe township, 
Orange county, New York; died August 14, 
18Q7. Commissioned captain in 91st Regiment 
Infantry, New York State Guard, December 
17, 1842. Married (May 24, 1837) Sarah Gal- 
loway (born March 16, 181 1; died September 
30, 1899) daughter of Thomas Galloway and 
Ruth Alapes, and had issue : a. Genette, born 
March 17, 1S38, died May 19, 18S3, married 
O. C. Holbert ; b. John, mentioned below ; c. 
Peter, born April 26, 1848, married (1870) 
Marietta Mills; d. William; c. Amanda; f. 

John Fitz-Gerald (mentioned above) was 
born C^ctober 12. 1839. He owns and occupies 
( 1910) six hundred acres of the farm which 
was owned and occupied by his great-grand- 
father, William Fitz-Gerald, the founder of 
the family in America. He married, (first) 
Harriet Potter; (second) Mary Neely. Issue 
of John Fitz-Gerald and Mary Neely: a. Re- 
becca, born December 2, 1876; b. Ruth, born 
January 17, 1879, married (August 5, 1903) 
Jacob A. Mittnacht Jr. (born November 14, 
1879) son of Jacob A. Mittnacht, and had 
issue: Florence Ruth, born July 12, 1906; c. 
Arthur, born June 11, 1886, married (August 
15, 1908) Cornelia Breen (born September 16, 
1886) of Paterson, New Jersey. 

6. James, died August 23, 1854; married 
Sarah Galloway, (born October 16, 1787; died 
April 18, 1830) daughter of James Galloway 
and Ann Smith, and had issue: (i) Galloway, 
born February 28, 1812; was first sergeant in 
Captain Morris' company, and was killed at 
capture of City of Mexico. (2) Rebecca, born 
November 27, 1814. (3) Katherine, born June 
3, 1817. (4) Ann, born May 29, 1822. (5) 
Edward, born November 5, 1824. 

James Fitz-Gerald (II. -6), as well as his 
nephew Charles ( II-5 (3 ) ), took a wife named 
Sarah Galloway. 

(Ill) John Fitz-Gerald, fourth child and 
oldest son of William and Hannah (Driscoll) 
Fitz-Gerald, was born at ^Varwick, Orange 
county, New York, October 28, 1774, and died 
at Boston, A'lassachusetts, September 28, 1861. 
He was a Whig in politics, and belonged to 
the early military company in Warwick. He 
married (July 26, 1795) Mary Newbury (born 
October 17, 1772, died September 11, 1857) 
daughter of John and Jemimah (Benedict) 
Newbury, and grand-daughter of the Rev. 
■ Benedict, the Baptist minister at War- 
wick. Issue of John Fitz-Gerald and Mary 
Newbury : 



1. William Newbury, burn April 18, ijyO, 
died July 5, 1848; married Phoebe Drummond 
and had issue: (i) Philander, actor and play- 
wright. (2) Theodore. (3) William N., 
author, editor, proprietor of the Hub, New 
York City ; captain in army during civil war. 
(41 Theophilus, major in army during civil 
war. 2Sth Regiment. New York V'olunteers. 
(51 Nelson. (6) Pauline, (jj Kate. 

2. Pauliife. born June 2^, 1798, died March 
18, 1829; married James Gray, and had issue: 
William, who settled in Portland, ]\Iaine, and 
was a member of the city council. 

3. David Alaurice. born September 6, 1800, 
died at Newark, New Jersey, September 28, 
1854; married (October 23, 1823) Louise 
Lyon (born January 8. 1806, died at Newark, 
New Jersey, December 7, 1857) and had 
issue: (i) Edwin, born September 13, 1824, 
died November 24, 1844. (2) Lysander, born 
September 9, 1826; married (February 20, 
1850) Louise Francis, who died April 8. 1853. 
(3) James, born June 29. 1828. died Septem- 
ber 8, 1828. (4) John, born April 4. 183 1, 
died September 29, 1831. (5) A\'illiam Henry, 
born November 2, 1S33, died March i, 1835. 
(6) Daniel Price, born January 10, 1836; 
married (January 10, 1859) Susan Beardsley 
(born September 8, 1838), and had issue: a. 
Frederick Lyon, born October 30. 1859, died 
July 26. i860; (b) Frank Hanlon, born De- 
cember 9, 1861, died August 8, 1862; (c) Dan- 
iel Price Jr. (7) Mary Louise, born October 
27, 1837, died October 14, 1862. (8) Teresa 
Amanda, born April 17. 1840. died March 9. 
1852. (9) Phebe Elizabeth, born May 2, 
1843. died June 25. 1870; married William 
Beardsley. (10) David Edwin. ^L D.. born 
December 22. 1847: married (March 3, 1880) 
^lary A. Wilkinson (born September 8, 1853). 
David Edwin Fitz-Gerald is a practicing phy- 
sician in Philadelphia. They had issue : (a) 
Gerald Lysander. born August 6. 1882. 

4. Sidney Smith, born in Orange county. 
New Y'ork, May 29, 1802; died February 12, 
i860, at Conklingtown. Orange county. New 
York; married (April 21. 1825) Hannah Conk- 
ling (born at Conklingtown. April 7. 1801. 
died at Elizabeth. New Jersey. July 18. 1874) 
dai'.ghter of Benjamin Conkling and Mehita- 
ble (7ireene, at her father's house in Conkling- 
town. the Rev. Dr. Esra Fisk, of Goshen, 
officiating, and had issue: (i) Harriet Jane, 
born February 23, 1826, at Chester, Orange 
county. New York, died October 27. 1885. at 
Elizabeth. New Jersey. (2) James Harvey 
(i) born ^L^rch 11, 1828. at Chester, died 

.Wigust 4. 1832. at Conklmgtown. (3) Ed- 
ward Maurice, born Sejitember 11, 1830. at 
Chester, died July 7, 1896, at Binghamton, 
New Y'ork, where he was a practicing lawyer; 
married (May 21, 1866) Mary Elizabeth H'ow- 
ell, daughter of Edmund Howell and Nancy 
Pell of Plooming (Irove. Orange county. (4) 
Louise, born September 11, 1830, at Chester, 
died May 27, 1904, New York City. (5) 
James Harvey (2), born Alay 29, 1833, at 
Conklingtown, died May 14, 1872, at Bound 
Br'xjk, New Jersey; married (Alay 25, 1859) 
Ca'-oline Ford, daughter of Samuel Tichenor 
and Charlotte Mcdonald, at Clinton Place, 
near Newark. New Jersey, and had issue: (a) 
Sidney S., born August 5, i860; (b) Fannie, 
born June 7, 1863: (c) Clarence, born October 
5, 1865, married and had issue: Caroline and 
Madeline; (d) Harvey H., born September 25, 
1867; (e) Bertha, born April 20, 1869; (f) 
Irving S., born May 14, 1870. (6) Mary 
Emily, born October 25, 1835. at Chester. (7) 
Pauline, born January 22. 1838. at Chester, 
died July 18. 1874, at Elizabeth, New Jersey. 
(8) Henry, born August 22. 1841. at Conkling- 
town. (9) David Conkling. born July 4, 1843, 
at Conklingtown ; married, at Washington- 
ville. New York. (October 28. 1878) Virginia, 
daughter of Fletcher Beekman Brooks and 
Elizabeth Welling, the Rev. Dr. Beaumont 
officiating, and had issue: (a) Sidney. (10) 
Hannah Elizabeth, born Afay 17. 1846. at Ches- 
ter, died October 30. 1884. at Elizabeth. New 

5. Albert, born April 2. 1804. died Alav 14. 
1885: married (November 23, 1826) Eveline 
Hovt (born June 11, 1805; died October 26, 
1883) and had issue: (i) William Oscar, 
born December 25. 1827. died Alay 2. 1897; 
married (August 5. 1856) Ann AL Babbett 
(died August. 1898) and had issue: two chil- 
dren, both of whom died in infancy. (2) John, 
born February 2. 1830; married (November 

19, i80) Ellen AL Ouve ; issue: (a) Harry 
A., born November ~i 8^ 1858; (bV Ella A.. 
born June 22. 1859; (c) Eva. born ATarch 18. 
i860. (3) Helen, born Alarch 13, 1832, died 
January 19. 1866; married (June 21. 1850) 
Afoses H. Turner and had issue: (a) Eliza- 
beth, died at six ^-ears of age; (b) Charles C, 
born December 6. 1863. died July 25, 1903. 
(4) Alary H., born June 24, 1834. (5) James 
B., born ATarch 24. 1837. married (December 

20. i860) Elvira W. "Stratton. (died August 
10. 1895). and had issue: (a) Lavinia A., 
born December 28. 1861. died November 4. 
1863; (b) Alberta, born 1864, died October 

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29, 1865: (c) James W., born June 21, 1869, 
married (June 10, 1891), Lillian Bacon. (6) 
Amanda, born July 21, 1839, died August 18, 
1867; married (July 21, 1862) B. F. Saylor, 
and had issue: (a) Frances A., died in in- 
fancy; (b) Mary Helen, died in infancy. (7) 
Albert Jr., born March 7, 1842: married (No- 
vember 19, 1866) Sallie Cloud (born July 14, 
1841 ) and had issue: (a) Mary H., born June 
50. 1869: (b) J. H. M., born April 7, 1871 ; 
"(c) Ella v.. born March 10, 1874; (d) Albert 
C, born March 9, 1877; (e) William ()., born 
May 13, 1880. (8) Henry, born April 2. 1848, 
died August 28, 1869. 

6. Joshua, born May 20, 1806, died January 
2, 1856; married Catharine Ann Boylan (born 
1809, died 1863) daughter of Aaron and Phoebe 
(Breese) Boylan and had issue: (i) Julius 
Curtis, attorney and counsellor at law, master 
in chancery, and member of state legislature ; 
married Julia Sweezy, and had issue. Married 

(second) Marion , and had issue: (a) 

Nellie, by first wife; (b) E'elva, by second 
wife; (c) Ivy, by second wife. 

(2) William Henry, born October 8, 1839; 
drowned June 14, 1853. 

(3) Catharine Ann; married (October 31, 
1866) the Rev. Thomas Edward Gordon, and 
had issue: (a) Edward Fitz-Gerald, born 
February 22, 1868 ; married Katherin Schultz. 

(b) Ikrald, born September 7, 1870; A. B. 
Lafayette College, 1895 • ''^- ^^- Columbia Uni- 
versity, 1903 ; A. B. Harvard University, 1904. 

(c) Clarence, born September 6, 1873; A. B. 
Harvard, 1908 or 1909. (d) Jay Vincent, born 
1876. (e) Eliza Anna, born 1879; married 
(1903) James Christ (A. B. and A. M. Dick- 
enson College) and had issue: (f) Vivian 

(4) John James, born May 16, 1845; mar- 
ried (September 14, 1871 ) Elizabeth Blymyer, 
of Lewistown, Pa., and had issue: (a) George 
Blvmyer, born September 13. 1872, at Lewis- 
town; married (April 18, 1906) Elsie Rey- 
nolds Home, of Bedford, Pa. (b) Margue- 
rite, born March 12, 1877; married (May 19, 
1905) Henry F. Griffith, at Allegheny. Pa. ; 
died March, 1909; two children. 

(5) Phoebe Mariah, born March 4, 1848. 
died August 31. 1852. 

(6) Gerald, born April i. 1850. 

7. James Benedict, born April fi. 1808. died 
January, 1835 ; married Rachel Pierson. 

8. Martha, born September 13, 1810; mar- 
ried John Babcock, and removed to Boston. 
Massachusetts. Issue: (i) James, married; 
issue Millard Filmore. (2) William Henr^•. 

entered army from Boston, Massachusetts, and 
was killed during civil war. (3) Lysander. (4) 

b'rank. ( 5 ) Kate, married Jenkins. (6) 

Pauline, married Moulton. 

1). J<ihn Driscoll, born b^ebruary 16, 1813, 
died April 10, 1892; mentioned below. 

ID. Horatio Nelson, born March 6, 1816; 
married Susan Bruce, nee Toms, and had 
issue: (I) Horatio Nelson; (2) Charles, mar- 
ried ; (3) Frank, married ; (4) 

Linda, married Huston Craig. 

(IV) John Driscoll Fitz-Gerald, seventh 
son of John and Mary (Newbury) Fitz-Ger- 
ald, was born at Warwick, Orange county. 
New York, February 16, 181 3, and died at 
Newark, New Jersey, April 10, 1892. He 
came to Newark in 1828, where he learned the 
hatting trade with \\'illiam Rankin. After 
following his trade for a time he entered the 
employ of D. Price & Fitz-Gerald, manufac- 
turers of varnishes. David Maurice Fitz- 
Gerald, wht) was a partner, was his brother. 
After a time he was admitted to partnership. 
In 1854 David M. died and John D. remained 
in jiartnership with Mr. Price until he (Mr. 
Price) retired in 1867, when he continued the 
business under his own name. Mr. Fitz- 
Gerald later admitted his son, Aaron Ogden 
Mtz-(j;erald, to partnership, and the firm name 
was changed to Fitz-Gerald & Company. He 
continued the active head of the business until 
his death in 1892. He was one of the original 
members of the Central Methodist Episcopal 
Church, and served on the official board. In 
politics he was formerly a Whig, but became a 
Renublican on the organization of that party. 
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. 

John Driscoll Fitz-Gerald married (October 
8, 1834) Osee Melinda Boylan (born at Ber- 
nardsville, formerly Vealtown, New Jersey. 
February 15, 1813, died at Newark. New Jer- 
sey, November 17. 1905) daughter of Aaron 
I'loylan and Phoebe Breese. (See Boylan). 

Osee Melinda (Boylan) Fitz-Gerald was an 
accomplished linguist, and took a prominent 
part in the social, religious and charitable 
activities of Newark. She was president of 
the Women's National Holiness Association, 
and for forty years on Friday afternoon con- 
ducted Holiness meetings in her home, which 
was then thrown open to the public. During 
the summer months the meetings were held in 
the cottage at Alt. Tabor, New Jersey, the 
camp meeting ground of the Newark Confer- 
ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
During the regular camii meeting, Mrs. Fitz- 
Gerald held cottage Holiness meetings thrice 


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daily in the hour just prior to the preaching 
services. The Women's MoHness Camp 
Meeting, under her leadership, was held during 
the week previous to or following the regular 
camp meeting. Mrs. Fitz-Gerald was one of 
the original members of the Women's and 
Children's Hospital, and a manager of the 
Newark Female Charitable Society, and of 
the Home for Aged Women. Next to her 
work in connection with the Holiness move- 
ment in the Methodist Church, Mrs. Fitz- 
Gerald's best energies were given in support 
of "The Society to Provide and Maintain a 
Home for the Friendless," in Newark, New 
Jersey, of which she was the founder, and of 
whose board of managers she was president 
until the time of her death. 

John Driscoll and Osee Meliiida ( Uoylan ) 
Fitz-Gerald had issue: 

1. Melinda Doylan, born July z-j. 1835, died 
January 4, 1895; spinster. For many years 
she was secretary of the board of managers of 
the Home for the Friendless m Newark, New 

2. James Newbury Fitz-Gerald. D. D.. LL. 
D., born July 2j. 1837. died April 4. 1907. at 
Hong Kong, China. He was admitted to the 
practice of law in New Jersey, and was com- 
missioned master of chancery in November, 
1858; ordained deacon in Methodist Episcopal 
Church, March, 1864; ordained elder March, 
1866; appointed recording secretary of the 
Missionary Society 1880: elected bishop of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888: for the 
ten years prior to his death he was president 
of the Ocean Grove Association. He married 
(January 14. 1864) Mary Eliza .Annin (born 
February 7, 1841, died July 5, 1909), daughter 
of Jonathan Annin, M. D., and Eleanor 
Tooker Mead, the Rev. (jeorge Hughes, uncle 
of the bride, officiating. Issue: (I) Eleanor 
Annin, born January 8, 1866, died C^ctober 23, 
1869. (2) Paul, born December 17. 1868: edu- 
cated at Hackettstown Seminarv, Syracuse 
University (A. B. 1891 ; A. M. 1894) and Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia 
University, in the City of New York, (M. D. 
1894) ; admitted to the practice of medicine in 
New Jersey, and is (1910) assistant medical 
director of the Prudential Insurance Com- 
pany. He is a member of the Essex County 
Medical Society, Syracuse Chapter of Phi 
Beta Kappa, New York Chapter Sons of the 
Revolution, and St. John's Eodge, No. i, F. 
and A. M. He married (June 10, 1896) Grace 
Bently Dashiell (born May 10, 1870) daughter 
of the Rev. Robert Laurenson Da.shiell, D. t).. 

and Mary Manly. Issue: (a) James .New- 
bury, born July 30, 1897: (b)'Eloisc Dashiell, 
hern May 26. 1899; (c) .Alice llanly. born 
l-'ebruary 16, 1902. 

(3) Grace, born .\\w'\\ 4. 1872: married 
(June 21, 1900) at .Newark, New Jersey, 
Charles Thomas Orr (born January 19, 1869) 
of Webb City, Mo. Issue: (a) Raymond 
Fitz-Gerald, born August 31, igoi ; (b) Esther 
Louise, born December 31, 1902; (c) Charles 
Thomas, Jr.. born May 5, 1904; (d) James 
P'itz-Gerald. born July 19, 1903. 

(4) Cornelia, born March 21, 1874, died 
March 2, 1907, at Penang, S. S. 

(5) Raymond, born February 22, 1880, mar- 
ried (June 7, 1909) Mary Wilson. 

(6) Bessie Grant, born Feliruary 22, 1884. 

3. Kirke Boylan born March 23, 1842; un- 
married. He was educated at the Newark 
high school, Newark .\cademy and Princeton 
College ; studied law in the offices of his uncles, 
David K. and James H. Boylan, and was ad- 
mitted to practice 1866; commissioned master 
in chancery in 1867; captain Company D, ist 
Regiment, New Jersey Rifle Corps of Militia 
of New Jersey. 

4. Aaron Ogden. Imrn September 14, 1845, 
mentioned below ( \' ) . 

( \' ) Aaron Ogden, youngest son of John 
Driscoll and Osee Melinda (Boylan) Fitz- 
Gerald, was born at Newark, New Jersey, in 
the home of his father, at Broad and Fair 
(now Lafayette) street, Septemlier 14, 1845. 
He received his education in the grammar and 
high schools of Newark and by [irivate tutors, 
after which he entered his father's varnish 
works to learn the business. He was later 
admitted to partnership with his father under 
the firm name of Fitz-Gerald & Company, 
which continued to be the firm name until 
1893, one year after the death of the senior 
Fitz-(^erald, when the business was incorpo- 
rated under the name of The Fitz-Gerald 
Company, Mr. Fitz-(jerald president and 
treasurer, Charles S. H. Fitz-Gerald vice-pres- 
ident, and Dr. Paul l''itz-tierald secretary. 
-Among the interests with which Mr. Fitz- 
Gerald has been identified are the following : 
Member of the Sons of the Revolution, New 
York Chapter: New Jersey Historical Society; 
trustee of the .Association to Provide and 
Maintain a Home for the Friendless, and Sec- 
retary of the board : trustee of the Central 
Methodist ICjjiscopal Church; the Newark .Art 
Club ; non-commissioned officer Company A, 
1st Regiment New Jersey Rifle Corps, James 
Peckwell, colonel, and John lirintzinghoffer. 



cai)tain. Mr. Fitz-Gerald is a member of 
Kane Lodge, No. 55, F. and A. M.; Union 
Chapter, No. 7, R. A. M.; Kane Council, No. 
2, R. and S. M.; Damascus Commandery, No. 
5, Jvnights Templar; and Salaam Temple, A. 
A. O. N. M. S. 

Aaron Ogden PTtz-Gerald married ( May 20, 
1869) Harriet Minerva Haines, daughter of 
Ch.arles Stuart Haines and Mary Pierson Scud- 
der, the Rev. James Newbury Fitz-Gerald 
officiating. (See Haines). Issue: 

1. John Driscoll, born May 2, 1873; men- 
tioned below (VI). 

2. Charles Stuart Haines, born June 27, 
1875 ; married (April 20. 1898) Mabel, daugh- 
ter of Charles and Letitia Wilson. Issue: 
( I ) .\aron Ogden ( 2nd ) , born September 
10, 1899. (2) Charles, married (August 3, 
1907) Martha, daughter of Van B. and Ada- 
line H. ( Prall) Lowe. 

3. Osee Clare, born August 12, 1877, died 
April 12, 1878. 

4. Aaron Boylan, born ]\Iarch 6, 1879. He 
was educated at the Newark high school, Rut- 
gers College, and Columbia College ; entered 
the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church ; ordained deacon 1905 ; in 1906 and 
1907 he accompanied his uncle. Bishop Fitz- 
Gerald, on a missionary visitation to India and 
China, and was with the Bishop when he died 
in Hong Kong; ordained elder in 1908; mar- 
ried (October 22. TQOi ) Mary Davison (born 
June 17, 1868: died September 7, 1906) 
daughter of John and Helena R. (Missler) 
Davison. Issue : ( i ) Estelle, born January 
I, 1903. Alarried (second) (December 25, 
1007) Florence Young, daughter of the Rev. 
Eggerton Ryerson and Elizabeth (Bingham) 
Young, of Ontario, Canada. Issue : (2) 
Aaron Boylan (2nd) born March 21. 1909. 

3. IMary Estelle, born January 18. 1884; 
married (November 2, 1904) Henry Warner 
Riddle Jr. (born September 4, 1880) son of 
Henry Warner and Emily (Robinson) Riddle, 
of Ravenna, Ohio, in the Central M. E. 
Church at Newark, New Jersey, Bishop Fitz- 
Gerald and Dr. W. H. Morgan officiating. 
Issue: (i) Harriet, born August 12, 1905. 
(2) Ma.xwell. born July 29, 1907. (3) Eleanor, 
born September 24. 1908. 

( \T ) John Driscoll ( 2nd ) A. B., Ph. D., son 
of Aaron Ogden and Harriet Minerva ( Haines) 
Fitz-Gerald, was born May 2, 1873, ^^ New- 
ark, New Jersey, and was educated in the 
grammar and high schools of that city and 
Columbia LIniversity of New York City. 
After graduating at Columbia in 1895, he 

studied in the University of Leipzig, Berlin, 
Pans and Madrid; Eleve titulaire (Paris) in 
1897: Eleve iliplome (Paris) in 1902: Doctor 
of Philosophy (Columbia) 1906; Department 
of Romance Languages and Literatures, Co- 
lumbia, 1898-1909; Department of Romance 
Languages, University of Illinois, 1909. In 
addition to numerous research articles in vari- 
ous philological journals, and "Rambles in 
Spain," he has published critical editions of 
"La Y'ida de Santo Domingo de Silos," by 
Gonzalo de Berceo ; "La Cuaderna Via;" the 
"Novelas" of Lope de Vega, etc. In recogni- 
tion of his researches the Spanish Royal Acad- 
emv elected him unanimously a corresponding 
member — the only title it can confer upon a 
foreigner. He is also a member of the His- 
panic Society of America. Besides these soci- 
eties, he is a member of the following: Sons 
of the Revolution; Societe Amicale Gaston 
Paris; Gesellschaft fuer Romanische Littera- 
tur ; Modern Language .Association of Amer- 
ica ; secretary and treasurer Columbia Chapter 
Phi Beta Kappa 1905-10. 

He married (May 16, 1900) Leora Almita, 
daughter of William Whitfield and Cordelia 
.Ann (^Vest) Hartpence, of Newark, New Jer- 
sey (See Hartpence). Issue: (i) Nesta, 
born Newark, New Jersey, January 29, 1904. 
(2) ("ierald Hartpence, born Newark, New 
Jersey, December 4, 1905. 

(The Boylan Line). 

It was abijut 1732 that several families came 
to Long Hill ( Bernard. New Jersey) to settle, 
among whom was Aaron Boylan. He later 
settled at Liberty Corner. This was also called 
-Annin's Corner, from the Annin family who 
settled there, and later Boylan's Corner. 

( I) .\aron Boylan, of Liberty Corner, Som- 
erset county. New Jersey, was of those Scotch- 
Irish who settled in Derry, Londonderry, etc., 
in New Hampshire, and in Cherry Valley, New 
^ ork! He married Catherine Parkinson, and 
bv her had three sons: i. James Boylan (men- 
tion later as IT). 2. John (born 1746, died 
1793, at Bernard, New Jersey). 3. .Aaron 
(born 1749, died 1824). 

John Boylan and Aaron Boylan served in 
the revolutionary war in the company of Cap- 
tain John Parker. First Battalion from Somer- 
set couutv, and also in the state troops and in 
the Continental army." John Boylan was a 
man of substance, and in 1788 was one of the 

^For military service of John and Aaron Boylan, 
see "OtBcers and Men of New Jersey in Revolution- 
ary War," by W. S. Stryker. 



Somerset county judges. Mc carried on an ex- 
tensive mercantile business, having, besides 
his I'luckamin store, stores at Liberty Corner 
and \'eaito\vn. and operating at the same time 
a large granary and an extensive potash manu- 

(II) James Boylan, M. D., was Ixirn Au- 
gust 14. 1743 (old style), and died May 19, 
1823. He lived at Vealtown, now Bernards- 
ville, 1777. "At two O'clock Lord Sterling 
wrote from Basking Ridge to Gen. Lincoln, 
'I have ordered Dr. Barnet and Dr. Boylan at 
Ploylan's Tavern to care for any wounded men 
you may send there.' '"' 

.-Vccording to the records in the (iffice of the 
Adjutant General of New Jersey, James Boy- 
lan. M. D., served as a private, minute-man. in 
the Somerset county. New Jersey militia : also 
as a private in Captain Jacob Ten Eyck's com- 
pany. First Battalion. Somerset county. New 
Jersey militia; promoted corporal thereof dur- 
ing the revolutionary war." 

"Lord Sterling and Capt. John Parker were 
the origmal proprietors of the soil in this vicin- 
ity." * * * (ionsiderable of this tract was 
subsec|uently bought by Dr. James Boylan. an 
old and distinguished physician, who practiced 
many years in the place during the early part 
of the present century ( 1800). He had a num- 
ber of sons and one daughter, Catherine, who 
died in 1863, leaving her property to ]\LTrgaret 
Cole, wife of Charles Ouimby. 

Dr. Boylan was a freeholder of the county 
of Somerset in 1790. He married Anna Dun- 
lop, who was born January 17, 1746 (old 
style), and died January 9. 1831. Dr. James 
Boylan and his wife were buried in the grave- 
yard of the Presbyterian church at Basking 
Ridge. Anna Dunlop was the daughter of the 
Rev. Samuel Dunlop and his wife, Elizabeth 
Guest, of Cherry \'alley. Elizabeth Guest is 
said to have been torn in Colraine, Ireland. 

Rev. Samuel Dunlop,' father of Anna (Dun- 
lop) Boylan, migrated from Londonderry, New 
Hampshire, in 1741, with a party of Scotch- 
Irish who brought hither to Cherry Valley. 
New V'ork, their scanty goods and settled. 
Samuel Dunlop was a graduate of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin. Ireland, and was a gentleman 
learned in classics, as well as in modern litera- 

•"Story of an Old Farm." by Andrew D. MfUiik. 
pp. 1G3, 384. .581. 582. 

^hid. p. 410. 

*"Hi.storv of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties." 
by J. p. SneU, (Evarts & Peck, publishers) pp. 741, 

'"Centennial Celebration at Cherrv Valley. Otsego, 
New York, .luly 4. 1840." in addresses by William W. 
Campl)ell and Governor William H. Seward, p. 10. 
Also "History of Clierry Valley from 1740 to 1898, by 
John Sawyer," pp. 3-5, 15, 25. 

ture. It is told that when .Mr. Dunlop left 
Ireland he was engaged to a charming young 
lady conditionally on his returning to claim 
her as his wife within seven years. When the 
time was nearly up he made the long journey 
fidiii Cheri-y \'alley. New York, to Ireland to 
bring her to his frontier home. His fiancee 
had, however, given up all ho])c of ever hear- 
ing from him again and was to be married on 
the da}' following his arrival. She, however, 
welcomed him with open arms, married him, 
and with him sought a new home in the west- 
ern wilds. It is said she was a native of Col- 
raine, Ireland, in the extreme north. 

.■\fter the name of its founder. Cherry \'al- 
ley had originally been called "Lindesays 
Bush," a name doubtless too homely to suit the 
refined ideas of the Rev. Mr. Dunlop, for in 
the year following his arrival it was, at his 
suggestion, rechristened "Cherry \'alley," the 
new name being derived from the fact that 
wild cherries were abundant in the valley. The 
reputation of the Rev. Mr. Dunlop's primitive 
but thorough school had, however, extended 
and a number of the leading settlers along the 
Mohawk .were accustomed to send their sons 
to him for instruction. They lived with him 
and formed a little boarding school. 

The Rev. Samuel Dunlop and his wile were 
sufferers in the Cherry \"alley massacre under 
Brant and Butler. His homestead was on the 
road to the west leading to Springfield, at the 
foot of "Livingston's Glen," where in later 
years Mrs. A. B. Cox owned. The home of 
this venerable and beloved minister of the 
settlement was attacked. His life was spared 
tlirough the influence of Little Aaron, an In- 
dian chief, who had attended Mr. Wheelock's 
school in Lelianon. Mrs. Dunlop was killed 
and mutilated in his [presence. He was taken 
]irisoner but was not retained. With a daugh- 
ter he went to New Jersey, where he died the 
following year, 1779 (the massacre having oc- 
curred November n, 1778), having never re- 
coveied from the efl'ccts of the awful scenes 
tlirough which he passed at the massacre, forty- 
eight having been killed, sixteen of whom were 
the soldiers. .\ talilet to his memory was recent- 
1\' ])laced in the Presbyterian church at C'herry 
\ alley. There is also a monument, erected a 
few years ago by the public, in the village 

Dr. James Boylan' and Anna Dunlop had 
issue: i. Samuel (born I/68). 2. Robert 
(born 1769). 3. John (born 1771, died 1843). 
4. .Aaron (born 1774. died 1838). mentioned 
below as HI. 5. Henry (born 1775. died 1782). 



6. Catherine (born 1778, died 1863). 7. James 
(burn 1778). 8. Joseph (born 1780). 9. Ben- 
jamin (born 1782), married Elizabeth Alward, 
and had issne: (i) Ann; (2) Sarah; (3) 
Jnhn; (4) \\'ilham ; (5) James. 10. Jacob 
(born 1789). 

(Ill) Aaron lioylan, son of Dr. James and 
Anna (Dimlop) Roylan, was born January ti, 
1774, at Liberty Corner, Somerset county, New 
Jersey, died December 21, 1858, at Newark, 
New Jersey, and was buried in Mount Pleasant 
Cemetery. He studied law at Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, in the office of Aaron Ogden, who was 
later a justice of the supreme court ( New 
Jersey), governor of the state, and United 
States senat(.>r. In tlie September term of 
1797, at Trenton, Aaron Boylan was admitted 
to the bar. He practiced in Somerset county 
until 1825, when he removed to Newark, where 
he continued his practice. His three sons 
(Aaron Ogden, David Kirkpatrick and James 
Karris ) were also admitted to the bar and 
practiced in Newark. 

Aaron Ijoylan married (June 20, i8o(i) 
Phoebe Creese (burn .\ugust 25, 1783, died 
April 23. 1862), daughter of Stephen Breese 
and Nancy Baily. Tliey hatl issue: i. James 
Harris (burn 1807, died 1820). 2. Catherine 
Ann (born 1809, died 1863), married Joshua 
Fitz-Gerald (see P'itz-Gerald ). 3. Aaron C)g- 
den (burn 1810, dieil 1840), married Eveline 
Evans. 4. Osee Melinda (born 1813, died 
1905), married John Driscoll Fitz-(jerald (see 
Fitz-Cierald ). 5. David Kirkpatrick (born 
1814, <licd 1881 ), married .Amelia Turner. 6. 
Eliza Sloan (born 1818. died 19a'')), married 
Jacob Skinkle. 7. Maria Brownlee (born 182 1, 
died 1897), married George H. Doremus. 8. 
James Harris (born 1823, died 1884), n.iarried 
Hester Ann Baldwin. 

(The H.-^ine.s Line). 

( 1 ) James Haines (born 1^172. died Septem- 
ber (t, 1732). of Bridge Hampton, and Sarah, 
his wife (born 1667, died December 21. 1721 ), 
had. among other children, a son, Deacon 
James Haines, of Bridge Hampton (born 1702, 
died December 2-1-, 1779). 

( II ) Dcacun James Hajjies and Martha, his 
\\ife. (burn 1705, died Nuvember 29, 1787) 
had, among utlier children, a son. Elder James 
Elaines (born October 6, 1734, died February 
22, 1807. at Roxbury, New Jersey). 

( III ) Elder James Haines married ( Decem- 
ber 30, 175(1) Mary Halsey (l)orn March 8, 
1735, died Decemlier 2, 181 5, at Roxbury, New 
Jersey), and had issue, among other children. 

a son Jared Haines (burn November 7, 1766, 
died May 24, 1832, at Newark, New Jersey). 

( I\' ) Jared Haines removed with his family 
tu Morris county. New Jersey in 1783, and 
married ( December 22, 1790) Huldah Howell 
(born January 13, 1767, died Octi.iber 22. i8io, 
at Chester, New Jersey ), and had issue, among 
other children, a son Judge Stephen Rogers 
Haines (born October 2/. ijn^. at Chester, 
New Jersey, died February 13, 1869. at New- 
ark, New Jersey). 

( \" ) Judge Stephen Rogers Haines married 
(January 10, 1814) Minerva Topping (born 
September 24, 1793, died September 22, 1833), 
flaughter of Abigail Topping and Mehittable 
Howell. They had issue, among other chil- 
dren, a son Deacon Charles Stuart Haines 
(born December 3, 1816, at Chester, New Jer- 
sey, died August 29, 1898, at Newark, New 

( \ I ) Charles Stuart Haines was prominent- 
Iv identified with the commercial, financial, 
charitable and religious interests of Newark, 
as wholesale flour merchant, bank director, 
president of the Nevv'ark Fire Insurance Com- 
pany, treasurer of the board of trustees of 
The Association to Provide and Maintain a 
Home for the FViendless, deacon of the Third 
I'resbyterian Church, etc. 

He married (March 3, 1847) Mary Pier- 
son Scudder (born July 24, 1826, at Spring- 
field, New Jersey, died July 18, 1896), daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Scudder and Betsy Denman. 
They had issue: (I) Harriet Minerva (born 
December 20, 1847. at Newark, New Jersey), 
who married ( Alay 20, 1869) Aaron Ogden 
I'itz-Gerald (see Fitz-Gerald). (2) Itla Estelle 
(born December 26, 183 1, at Newark, New 
Jersey), who married ( Alay 20. 1880) Caleb 
Lafayette Woodruff. (3) .Mary Frances (born 
May 26, 1855, died March 3. 1837). 

(The Hartpence Line). 

( I ) John I'enz (or Pence), of W'urtemberg 
and Mecklenburg, married a daughter of Eber 
Flart and had issue. 

( II ) Eber Hart Pence, born in Wurtemberg, 
March 4, 1735. He was named for his mother's 
father. Asa young man he came to the United 
Slates and settled with old friends of the fam- 
ily, who, because of his likeness to his own 
father, called him John, leading him to call 
liimself John Eberhart Pence, or John Eber 
Hartpence. In his will he styles himself "John 
Eberhart Pence, of the township of Kingwood, 
in the Countv of Himterdon. .State of New 
lersev." lb.' married Hannah Kitchen (born 



Septeiiil)cr 20. 1742. in Huiitt-nloii county, 
New Jersey), and had issue: I. James Jlart- 
pcnce, married, before 1794, Catherine Ihay, 
danghter of James liray. James Hart])ence 
and Catherine Bray had issue: A — James 
Ilartpence, who married, about 1822, Lucinda 
Riggs. They had issue : ( a ) Rev. Alanson 
IIart]5Cnce, who married Martha Morton, sister 
of ex-\'ice-President I.evi P. Morton. 2. 
Thomas Hartpence. _v John Eber Hartpence, 
mentioned below as 111. 

( 111 ) John Eber Hart|Knce was twice mar- 
ried. By his first wife. Miss llrink. he had 
issue: i. James. 2. Elijah. 3. John Eber, 
mentioned below as I\'. 4. Robert. 

( I\') John Eber Hartpence married .\nn 
Runyan, and had issue ten children, of whom 
the oldest was -a son. 

( \ ) Emmanuel Hartpence. who marrieil 
Eliza .\nn Thorp, and had issue eight children, 
of whom the oldest was a son. 

( \'I ) William Whitfield Ilartpence (born 
Se]:)tember 23. 1844, at Quakertown, Hunter- 
don county. Xew Jersey, died January 2, 1881, 
at Newark. Xew Jersey), who married (June 
I. 1870) Cordelia Ann West (born April 17, 
1846, at Stanhope, Sussex county. New Jer- 
sey), daughter of Morris S. West and Mar- 
garet McMullen. and had issue: i. Leora Al- 
mita (born November 4, 1872, at Newark, 
New Jersey), married (May 16, 1900) John 
Driscoll P^itz-Gerald (see Fitz-Gerald ). 2. .W- 
bert \\'hitfield (born June 13, 1876, died Janu- 
ary 10. 1877). 3. Carrie Margaretta (born 
September 25. 1877. died November 14. 1881). 

Ananias Conkline arrived at 
CONKLIN Salem. Massachusetts, in 1638, 

with John Conklin, and while 
there is no authentic proof of relationship, 
they were probably brothers. They came from 
Nottingham. England, a.s the records of that 
town in the parish church. St. Peter's, record 
John Conkline. Here they undoubtedly learn- 
ed the tra<le of glass maker, for on coming to 
Salem they were recorded as giassmen. .\nanias 
was made freeman at Salem. May 18. 1862. 
He was granted one acre for a house lot, June 
25, 1638, and the town also at the same time 
granted him the ten acre jjlot on which was 
built the glasshouse s])oken of m the records 
of January 11. 1639. and this is the origin 
of the glasshouse field, from which in later 
years have been taken at various times many 
pieces of slag and window glass, now pre- 
served and accepted as proof that not only 
were the glass works a reality, but they con- 

tinued in actual operation a number of years. 
John Conkline was associated with his brother, 
and there is sufficient evidence from his tomb- 
st(,)ne at Soulhold. Eong Island, where he set- 
tled, that thc'se supi)osed brothers came from 
.Nottinghamshire, England. John died .Xjiril 
(■> I'xj4. aged sixty-four. Tliere is no ques- 
tion that they were associated as glass makers, 
as were Lawrence Southwick and Obadiah 
llolnies, the Conkhnes being the prime factors 
in the industry. However, the business was 
n<_it a success financially, though doubtless a 
gain historically, they being credited as having 
the first glass making industry in the Cnited 
States if not in .\merica. In 1645 they peti- 
tioned the general court at Boston to be freed 
from their associates in business, and in 1650 
was the advent of the coming of John and 
.Ananias to Southold, and ten years after the 
foundation of that town the records show 
property holdings. They were in Salem as 
Ir.te as March 30, i(>49. and the First Church 
there in 1639 records .Ananias Conkline as one 
of its members, and about the same time Susan 
Conklines name was added to the roll. Thus 
it would appear that she was his wife, as the 
church records show that a son Lewis was bap- 
tized there April 30, 1643. Jacob, May 18, 
1649, and Elizabeth, May 18, 1649. 

.\nanias Conkline removed to East Hani])- 
ton, Long Island, in iC)50. while John went to 
.^outhold. and they had land interests together 
there. .Ananias did not tarry long at Southold, 
as the new settlement at East Hainpton had 
begun to grow and he saw opportunities ahead 
for him. He was first recorded at East Hamp- 
ton, July 5. i''>53. when he was given two 
grants of land between grants of Thomas ()s- 
born and William Hedges, and another grant 
was given him in May. 1655, also another in 
July, and he had with others the meadow at 
north side of Hook Pond. The last grant was 
-April I. 1656. and soon after his death oc- 
curred. There were children of .Ananias men- 
tioned at East Ham])ton : Jeremiah. Cornelius. 
I'.enjamin : a daughter, wife of George Miller; 
and Hester, si.x and a half years old when her 
father died. If .Ananias was not a widower at 
his death, his wife must have soon followed. 
Jeremiah, the eldest son, w-as administrator. 
.Ananias Conkline married Susan . Chil- 
dren : I. Jeremiah, born 1634. died March 
14. 1 71 2: became a large landowner and prom- 
inent in the afi^airs of the town ami county; 
married. 1658. .Mary (iardiner. born .August 
30, 1638. died June 15. 1727. daughter of Lion 
Gardiner, one of the first settlers of Connecli- 



cut, an-1 afterwards lord of Gardiner's Island; 
children: i. Jeremiah, married, June 29. 1718, 
Jane Parsons ; ii. Cornelius ; iii. David ; iv. 
Lewis, ancestor of Roscoe Conklin, died Octo- 
ber 2, 1716: V. Ananias, married Martha Stret- 
ton : vi. Mary, married Thomas Mulford. 2. 
Cornelius, see forward. 3. Benjamin, die? 
1709; married Hannah Mulford; children: 
John, Eliakim, Benjamin and Ananias. 4. 
Lewis, baptized April 30, if'H,?- 5: Jacob, bap- 
tized May 18, 1649. _d Elizabeth, baptized 
May 18, 1649. 7. Hester, born about 1650. 

(II) Cornelius, son of Ananias Conkline, 
was undoubtedly born at Nottingham, Eng- 
land, about 1636, and came with the family to 
America, settling at Salem, and later at East 
Liampton, Long Island. There has been some 
dispute regarding Cornelius Conkline, as some 
w'riters state that he died at Salem. If such 
was the case he may have returned and settled 
there. The records of East Hampton show 
that Cornelius Conkline lived at this latter 
piace, and undoubtedly owned land near his 
father. The name Cornelius has continued as 
a family name for several generations. Cor- 
nelius Conkline, Jeremiah Mulford and Elias 
Mulford were witnesses to the will of Robert 

Daiton, April 14, 1712. He married 

, and had children: i. Cornelius, born 

about 1690 : married, March 16, 1715, iJeborah 
Mulford ; children : i. Esther, baptized Octo- 
ber 23, 1715: married, January 20. 1739-40. 
Jonathan Mulford; ii. Mary, baptized May 25, 
1718; iii. Jane, baptized September 18. 1720; 
married. December 25, 1739, Thomas Osborn ; 
W. Deborah, baptized April 28, 1723; v. Cor- 
nelius, ba]itized February 26, 1726; vi. Eliza- 
beth, baptized July 6, 1728-29; vii. Mulford, 
baptized May 14, 1731-32; viii. Nathan, bap- 
tized September 28, 1735. 2. William, see for- 

(III) William, son of Cornelius Conkline, 
was born at Easthampton, Long Island, about 
1692, died at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 
1760. After his marriage to Ruth Hedges, 
in 1718, he removed to Basking Ridge, New 
Jersey, where he was one of the first settlers. 
He is named in the deeds as a yeoman or 
farmer. He made his will November 29, 1760, 
which was proved March 18, 1761. His wife 
survived him several years. He died shortly 
after making his will, which states "indisposed 
in body." His daughter Ruth is first men- 
tioned in the will, and is given all the house- 
hold goods after the death of her mother. Mr. 
Conklin possessed a number of tracts of land 
in and ar(iunrl Bernard. New Tersev. He mar- 

ried, November 26, 1718, Ruth Hedges. Chil- 
dren, and dates of baptisms: I. William, Au- 
gust 30, 1 7 19. 2. Stephen, see forward. 3. 
Mary, January 11, 1724. 4. Abraham, June 
12. 1726. 5. Ruth, December 8, 1727. 6. Isaac, 
February 2j, 1731-32. 7. Jacob. August 11, 
1734. 8. Abigail, January 2;^, 1736. 9. Thomas, 
C'ctober 14, 1739. 

( IV) Stephen, son of William Conklin, was 
baptized at Easthampton, Long Island, Sep- 
tember 3, 1 72 1, died at Basking Ridge, New 
Jersey, September 8, 1791. He was a farmer, 
and moved to Basking Ridge Centre after De- 
cember, 1753. He was an enterprising, inde- 
]iendent citizen. He was given ten shillings 
in his father's will, being the third named 
among the children. He was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church at Morristown, 
which was under King's charter, becajne a 
communicant Jidy 7, 1755, and was later a 
trustee. He married, about 1746, Deborah 
Dimon, born 1725, died August 23, 1774. She 
was said to have been a most capable, ener- 
getic person, filled with "glory of the Lord," 
and a devoted member of the church. Chil- 
dren : I. Climena, baptized 1748; married 
Jcsiah, son of Elisha Ayres, of Basking Ridge, 
New Jersey ; child, Stephen Ayres, the cele- 
brated itinerant Dr. Ayres, so eminently suc- 
cessful in curing cholera in Montreal in 1832. 
2. William, see forward. 3. Stephen, baptized 
1751 ; joined First Church of Morristown; 
died there August 29. 1788; married (first) 
I\Iay 2. 1776, Abigail Mitchell, who died April 
26. 1777. aged thirty-five ; ( second) Alay 7, 1778, 
Rachel, born November 28, 1758. died June 18. 
1793. daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Mitch- 
ell) Lindsley; she married (second) Francis 
McCarthy, and had a daughter Charity, mar- 
ried ^^'illiam B. Johnston. 4. Ruth, born at 
Suffolk, Long Island, December 22, 1753, died 
( .ctober 21, 1797; married, January 27, 1779, 
Stephen Whittaker; children: i. Jonathan, 
married Mary Bailey; ii. Mary, married Moses 
Hall; iii. Deborah, married William Roy Jr.; 
iv. Ste]ihen. married Mary Hall ; v. Ruth, mar- 
ried (first) Ephraim Alallory ; (second) Jacob 
Vanderentice ; vi. Isaac, married Achsah Cush- 
man ; vii. Moses Hall ; viii. Anna, married 
Jonathan A. Hall. 5. Mary, baptized Septem- 
ber 17. 1758, died 1838; married, February 18, 
1778, John Runyon ; children: i. Stephen; ii. 
Richard ; iii. John ; iv. Elias ; v. Betsey, mar- 
ried Joseph ]\IcLain ; vi. Debby, married James 

McLain ; vii. Polly, married Vance; 

viii. Anna. 6. Isaac, baptized August 30, 1761, 
died September 12, 1791 ; married, August 24, 



1784, Comfort Pitney; cliililrcn : i. Sarah, 
born November 25, 1784; married S. Baker; 
ii. Jonathan Dimon, born July 7, 1787; mar- 
ried Sally Nevell. 7. John, baptized November 
(), 1763; married, December 3, 1784, Elizabeth 
Mills; children: i. Deborah, born April 21, 
1785; ii. Sarah Roberts. ]\Iay 18, 1787; iii. 
John J.. September 6. 1789. died March 25, 
1870. 8. Abraham, baptized September 29. 
1765; married, February 11, 1789, Jemima 
Lindsley; children: i. Anna, born Jnne 25. 
1790, died 1830; ii. ^Vlaria, born January 14, 
1792; iii. Deborah, born March 6. 1795; iv. 
Richard: v. Eliza; vi. Zeba, born 1802; vii. 
foseph L. ; viii. William; ix. Willimina : .x. 
John Runyon. 9. Deborah, born April 17. 
1769; married, March 18, 1790, John Seward. 

(\') W'illiam, son of Stephen Conklin. was 
baptized at Easthampton, Long Island, 1749. 
died at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, February 
14. 1803. He resided at P.asking Ridge the 
greater part of his life, and became a noted 
tanner and currier, which trade he carried on 
in connection with farming. His lanyards and 
shop were situated near his liomestead. He 
was a justice of the peace many years and was 
known as "Squire Conklin." He was consid- 
ered well-to-do for those times, owning con- 
siderable property at Basking Ridge. He and 
his wife were devoted members of the First 
Presbyterian church, where he was an elder. 
I\Ir. Conklin died in a fit, in his bark-house, 
I'^ebruary 14, 1803. He married Rebecca, 
born May 10, 1754, daughter of Jonathan 
Whittaker, of Mine Brook, New Jersey. Chil- 
dren : I. Phebe, born September 29, 1779, died 

1785. 2. Stephen, see forward. 3. Jonathan, 
born October 28. 1783. died September, 1803; 
married .\pha Colie ; child, I\Iary, born Febru- 
ary 9, 1803 ; married, December 31, 1848, John 
Faulks. 4. Mary, born October 7, 1785; mar- 
ried, May 6, 1809, John Littell, born November 
28, 1779, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Cald- 
well ) Littell ; children : i. \\'illiam ; ii. Mary, 
married Jonathan \'alentine ; iii. W'illiam, mar- 
ried Mehitable Bonnell ; iv. Eliza, married 
James K. Harris ; v. Harriet, married John 
T. Wilcox ; vi. Susan, married Charles \\'hit- 
tnker ; vii. John, married Deborah Hall ; viii. 
Luther; ix. Huldah Rebecca ; x. John Thomas. 
5. William, born August 23, 1787; married 
(first) Keturah Green; (second) Cornelia 
(Goltra) Sturgis, widow of Elias Sturgis, and 
daughter of Thomas Goltra ; children : Will- 
iam, Mary E., James Alonzo. Stephen, John 
L., Sarah .-Xugusta. 6. Joseph, born Novem- 
ber 28, 1789; married Viletta Hampton, of 

Woodbridge, New Jersey. 7. Isaac, born Jan- 
uary 24, 1792; was a farmer and shoe manu- 
facturer ; married Sarah Hall, daughter of 
Richard Hall; children: i. Elisha W., married 
Margaret Hiltcr; ii. .Mary Elizabeth; iii. Emily 
11.; iv. Oscar. 8. .Xathaniel, born March 5, 
1794; married Emily Halsey, daughter of 
Daniel Graw and Milicent (Halsey) Fitch; 
cliildren : Emily Halsey, Charles Fitch, Mary 
Littell, married Robert Evans ; Rebecca Mili- 
cent, Nathaniel Whittaker. 9. Sarah, born Oc- 
tober 2. 1796; married James S. Rose: child, 
James Augustus, married Caroline Drake. 

(VI) Stephen, eldest son of William Conk- 
lin, was born at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 
P'ebruary 3, 1782, died at Somerville, New 
Jersey, November 3. 1849. He was brought 
up on his father's farm, acquiring the usual 
common school education of a farmer's son at 
that period. He resided on the homestead at 
Basking Ridge, and was an elder of the Pres- 
byterian church. He later removed to Som- 
erville, where the remainder of his days were 
spent. He married (first) January. 1807, 
Sally, daughter of Elias Coriell, of Long Hill, 
Xew Jersey. Child: i. Sarah, born De- 
cember 15, 1808, died February 23, 1842; 
married Thomas Layton ; child, Theodore 
Layton. He married (second) August 15, 
1809, Catherine, daughter of W^illet Tailor. 
Children: 2. W'illet Tailor, born October 
(1. 1810; married, December 21, 1836, Eme- 
line. daughter of Daniel Heath; children: 
William Wilson, Catherine Jane, Daniel 
Heath, John Tailor. Stafford Wilson, Stephen, 
Ransford Wells, Frederick Heath. 3. Jane, 
born August 15, 1815 ; married John Littell; 
children : Margaret Suydam, Catherine Eliza- 
beth, Mary, Samuel, Sarah Jane. 4. William, 
born April 11, 1818; married Mary, daughter 
of Charles Toms, of .Somerville, New Jersey; 
children : Harriet and Albert. 5. John Tailor, 
born January 25. 1 82 1 ; married Elizabeth Hig- 
gins ; children : Nathaniel, Ansel Munroe, Ger- 
trude Tailor, Charles Griffin, Bogart Tailor, 
George Tunison. 6. Nathaniel, see forward. 
7. Mary Elizabeth, born August 13, 18 — . 

(VII) Rev. Nathaniel Conklin, son of .Ste- 
phen Conklin, was born at Basking Ridge, 
New Jersey, October 20, 1823, died at Madi- 
son, New Jersey, August 17, 1892. He attended 
the schools of his native place and prepared 
for college at Somerville, New Jersey. He 
entered Rutgers College. New Brunswick, New 
Jersey, and after graduation studied for the 
ministry at the Theological Seminary at New 
Brunswick. After the completion of his 



course his first charge was at the Reformed 
Churcl) at Long Branch, New Jersey. Three 
years later he became pastor of the Reformed 
Church at Alontville, New Jersey, and while 
there was instrumental in organizing the Re- 
formed Church at Boonton, New Jersey. In 
1870 he took the pastorate, of the Presbyterian 
Church at New Vernon, New Jersey, remain- 
ing there until 1883, when he retired from 
active service. He was always earnestly inter- 
ested in home and foreign missions, and during 
his active career exerted an influence for good 
which is still felt and recognized. He was a 
Republican in politics, and at the time of the 
civil war made a number of speeches in favor 
of the Union cause and aided actively in send- 
ing supplies to the wounded soldiers. He mar- 
ried (first) October 24, 1848, Elizabeth John- 
son Woodruff", born in Newark, New Jersey, 
July 31, 1828, died April i, 1872, daughter of 
Archibald and Catherine (Johnson) Woodruif", 
the former of whom was a merchant of New- 
ark. Children: i. Katharine Johnson, born 
March 21, 1850, died January 13, 1890; mar- 
ried, December 22, 1884, Almon Baxter Mer- 
win. 2, John Woodruff, born December 30, 
185 1, died .Septemljcr 12, 1909; missionary to 
India; married, September 16, 1880, Elizabeth 
Lindsley; children: i. Elizabetli Woodruff, 
burn h'ebruary 6, 1883; ii. Archibald Lindsley, 
August 28, 1886; iii. Robert Heath Lindsley, 
March 27. 1891 ; iv. Sherman Lindsley, June 
26. 1894. 3. Archibald Woodruff', see forward. 
4. Mary Jane, born October 18. 1856. 5. Will- 
iam r.ogart, born April 30, 1859; married, 
June 25, 1902, Sarah llogate Grolf, born Au- 
gust 5, 1868, daughter of William Gaskell and 
Christine Rammille (Hogate) Groff; children: 
i. Edward Groff. born September 6, 1904; ii. 
William Groff, November 9, 1905. 6. Dr. Ed- 
ward Dore Griffin, born May 27, 1862; mar- 
ried. May 20, 1891. Helen Ford; child, Alys 
Ford, born November 29, 1892. 7. Martha 
Heath, born November 18, 1864, died October 
7, 1882. 8. Anna Clark, born October 2, 1867. 
9. Vernon Shields, born September 15. 1S70. 
He married (second) March 17, 1880, Jennie 
M. Drinkwater, born April 14, 1841, daughter 
of Captain Levi Drinkwater. 

(VHI) Archibald \\"oodruff, .son of Rev. 
Nathaniel Conklin, was bom at Montville, 
Morris county. New Jersey, April 2, 1854. He 
began study at the village school of Montville, 
and afterward attended the Morris Academy 
at Morristown, New Jersey. He began his 
business career as clerk in Newark City Na- 
tional Bank, Newark, New Jersey, in 1869. 

and continued with them until 1891, having 
advanced to the position of receiving teller. 
He then, at the request of the German Na- 
tional liank of Newark, became cashier of that 
institution. In 1902 the German National 
Bank, by change of name, became the Union 
National Bank of Newark, and the Second 
National Bank and State Banking Company of 
Newark were merged with it. It is the largest 
national bank in the state of New Jersey, and 
Mr. Conklin has remained as cashier of the 
enlarged institution. He is a member of the 
Paik Presbyterian Church of Newark, and 
serves in the office of elder; member of Board 
of Trade, the Royal Arcanum and Wednesday 
Club, of Newark. He has always cast his 
vote for the candidates of the Republican party, 
but has never sought or held puljlic office. 

Towards the latter part of the 
BOOTH eighteenth century there was a 

large immigration into the newly 
born nation of the L'nited States, com- 
posed in the main of enterprising, progressive 
middle-class Englishmen, who saw in the new 
world the opportunity of establishing for them- 
selves an independence and prosperity denied 
them at home ; and to these later comers should 
be given full cre<lit for their share in the pro- 
motion and establishing of the stability and 
supremacy of this country in the commercial 
and industrial world, even as they are almost 
always given it for what they have done for 
England. Among these industrial pioneers 
was the ancestor of the branch of the Booth 
family at present under consideration. 

( I ) Richard Booth, founder of the family, 
was born in England, and was by trade a block 
printer. He came over to this country as a 
young man and for some time followed his 
trade on this side of the Atlantic. For a time 
he lived in Hudson, Columbia county. New 
York, but about 1830 removed to Nutley, 
Essex county. New Jersey, where he built the 
[iresent hotel, now known by the name of 
"Military Hall." He lived to be over three 
score years of age, and wjs one of the pillars 
of the Dutch Reformed church in his commu- 
nity. His wife. Sybil (Burns) Booth, who 
came like her husband from England, bore liini 
four children: i. Jackson, married Mary .Vnn 

. 2. Roger. 3. Sarah, 4. Enoch, 

referred to below. 

(II) Enoch, son of Richard and Sybil 
(liurns) liooth, was born in Hudson, New 
"^ork. November 17, 1827, died in Franklin 
township, Essex county. New Jersey, August 

STATE OF NEW |l'i<Sl'.V 


10, 1879. lie was a boss wnok-ii mill spinner 
and a millwriylit. His military service lit-gan 
with twelve months as a private in the Thirty- 
ninth Regiment of New Jersey X'olunteers, 
after which he was promoted to the rank of 
corporal, and later he joined the state militia 
as a lieutenant. After this he went to Xutlcy 
and took charge of the hotel and conducted 
that until his death. Enoch Booth married, 
July 3. 1855, Mary Magdalen, born February 
16. 1828, and still living, the eldest child of 
Richard and Elizabeth (Snyiler) Stager. 
Richard Stager, her father, born I'ebruary 13, 
1801, died December 8. i860, belonged to one 
of the old colonial Dutch families who came 
into New Jersey by way of New Amsterdam. 
Long Island and Staten Island. Elizabeth 
(Snyder) Stager, her mother, born August 
28, 1808, died January 6. 1898: she was left 
a widow at forty with three daughters. She 
was well known throughout • the community 
as "a good Christian woman, most generous 
to the poor." The three daughters of Richard 
and Elizabeth (Snyder) Stager, were: i. 
Mary Magdalen, referred to above. 2. Bar- 
bara Ann, born November 11, 1837, married, 
April 12, 1857, \\'illiam C. Hough. 3. Rachel 
Elizabeth, born January i, 1845. Jied Decem- 
ber 9, 1905; married, June 28, 1865, Calvin 
Rutan, and has two children : Howard, born 
June 24. 18(^)6, and Estella. July 5, 1868. The 
children of Enoch and Mary Alagdalen 
(Stager) Booth are: i. Barbara, born 
August 17, 1856, married Stephen Sargent, of 
Belleville, and has one son Roy. 2. Richard 
\\'illiam, who is referred to below. 3. Joseph 
M., a carpenter, living on Centre street. New- 
ark, born .April i, 1863. who married Maria 
Curran and has one daughter Mary, born May 
30, 1891. 4. Horace Newton, referred to 

(IH) Richard William, the second child 
and eldest son of Enoch and Mary Magdalen 
(Stager) Booth, was born in .Nutley. Essex 
county. New Jersey. .August 13. 1858, and is 
now living at Centre street, Nutlcy, New Jer- 
sey. After receiving a public school education. 
he took a position at the age of twelve in a 
woolen mill where he remained for two years, 
and then went on a farm. In 1876 he became 
a clerk in a grocery store, where he remained 
until 1892, when he set up for himself, run- 
ning a general store in Nutley. which he con- 
tinued to do until 1900. At this date he was 
elected to the office of county collector, which 
he has held ever since; previous to this he had 
served as township clerk for two years, as 

town cc<mmiliccniau fur tivc years, and for 
three of the last been chairman of the 
township committer. 1 le had also been elected 
freeholder for two terms. Air. Booth is at 
present the senior member of the board of 
education. l'"or eighteen years he held the 
chairmanship of its most important committee, 
that having charge of the school buildings and 
property. He also served several years as 
district clerk. Largely through his practical 
judgment and foresight the school facilities 
of Nutley have had a remarkable growth and 
improvement. Air. Booth's long service and 
the progressive ideas he has urged have made 
his influence very .strongly felt in all that per- 
tains to the advancement of the public schools 
of his native town. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican. He is a member of Nutley Lodge, Free 
and Accepted Alasons, No. 167, and belongs 
to the Republican and the Indian League clubs. 
His family attends the Alethodist Episct'|)al 
church in Nutley. For the last twenty-three 
years he has been a charter member of the 
Franklin Building and Loan Association. 

Richard William Booth was married in 
Brooklyn, Long Island. .April 2, 1885, to 
Elizabeth, born CVtober 13, 1869, eldest child 
of Leonard and Sarah AI. (Hinckle) Rusby. 
Her fatlier was born September 13, 1844. died 
July 3, 1901. Her mother, born .April 9. 1844, 
and still living, is the daughter of James (ireen 
and Anna Eliza ( Holmes ) Hinckle, and the 
granddaughter of George and Mary (Sinner) 
Hinckle. Her grandfather was one of four 
children who emigrated to this country from 
Holland. George and Alary (.Sinner) Hinckle 
had fifteen children. James Green and .Anna 
Eliza (Holmes) Hinckle had three children: 
Sarah M., referred to above, James A., who 
married Mary .Allen, and Frank M., who mar- 
rierl Afinnie Cadmus and had two children: 
lidgar Alorrell and Margaret Lois. The chil- 
dren of Leonard and Sarah AI. (Hinckle) 
Rusby are : Elizabeth, referred to above ; 
Bertha, born April 3, 1873 : Frank Leonard, 
July 10. 1875 : Oscar Bruen, December 4, 1880. 
The children of Richard William and Eliza- 
beth (Rusby) Booth are: I. Bronson Phil- 
hower. born June 9, 1886. 2. Mollie Red- 
mond, July 2, 1889. 3. Dudley Hoyt, October 
15, 1890. 4. Leonard Rusby, October 20, 1891. 
5. Dorothy Irene, Alay 20, 1893. 6. Richard 
William Jr.. .-August 6, iSy/t. 7. Elizabeth, 
Sei)tember 6, 1897. 

(Ill) Horace Newton, youngest child of 
Enoch and Alary Magdalen (Stager) I'ooth, 
was born in Nutlev, Esse.x county. New [er- 



sey, June 2, 1866, and is now living in ihat 
town. After receiving his education in the 
public schools, he learned the trade of plumb- 
ing, and then became clerk in a general store. 
Then he went into partnership with his brother, 
Richard William, in the grocery business, and 
later sold out his interest, becoming the 
engineer in the state penitentiary, which posi- 
tion he held for eight years. In February, 
190S, he was elected to the office of chief of 
police of Nutley, which position he now holds. 
Mr. Booth IS a Republican, but other than his 
present one has held no political office. lie 
is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and of the 
Order L'nited American Mechanics. Horace 
Newton Booth married, March 23, 1891, Eliz- 
abeth, eldest child of John and Sarah Frances 
(Van Cleef) Speer. Her father was born 
September 12, 1839, and is now living in Mont- 
clair. Her mother was born in Orange, New 
York. December 24, 1847. Her two sisters 
are : Leah, born in 1876, married Howard 
Hamkiu. and has one child, John Franklin, 
born October, 1908 ; and (Gertrude, born in 
1882, married J: Willis I'ingree. and has one 
child, Eunice, born iu July. 1908. Elizabeth 
Speer was born June 26, 1871;. The children 
of Horace Newton and Elizabeth (Speer) 
Booth are: i. Frances Newton, born January 
18, 1892. 2. Nancy, January 3, 1894. 

The Egner family, of which 
EGNER rVederick William Egner, a rep- 
resentative citizen of Newark, 
New Jersey, is a member, is an old and highly 
respected one, their record being that of well- 
spent lives characterized by honesty, integrity 
and faithfulness in every duty devolving upon 
them. Frederick W. Egner was born in 
Orange, New Jersey. August 6, 1870, son of 
John Frederick and Elizabeth (Graah) 

Frederick ^V. Egner attended the public 
schools of Orange, acquiring there a practical 
education which qualified him for a life of 
usefulness and activity. At the age of four- 
teen he began his active business career by 
entering the service of the Half Dime Savings 
Bank of Orange, incorporated May i, 1870, 
located in the new National Bank building. 
During his seven years connection with this 
institution he performeil his duties in a highly 
creditable and efficient manner that won for 
him the commendation of those in authority, 
and he was advanced from time to time to 
positions of greater trust and responsibility. 
In 1891 he accepted the position of assistant 

bookkeeper in the safe deposit department of 
the Fidelity Trust Company of Newark, and 
M.x months later was transferred to the bank- 
ing department of the institution as assistant 
teller, receiving the appointment of paying 
teller at the expiration of another si.x months, 
these rapid promotions being due to his own 
exertions and by the exercise of prudence, 
foresight and intelligence, and he served in 
the latter capacity for five years. On January 
i<;, 1899, Mr. McCarter was elected president 
of the company, and Mr. Egner was chosen 
secretary and treasurer, filling the offices for 
a period of ten years, during which time there 
was great development in the affairs of the 
institution, he being an active factor in the 
same. In 1909 he was chosen for a more 
responsible position, that of third vice-presi- 
dent, an office then newly created, wherein he 
has a wide scope for the exercise of his talents 
and executive ability, and in this responsible 
position he is making his influence felt and is 
proving himself a power in the workings of the 
institution. - Being a man of sterling honesty 
and incorruptible integrity, progressive but 
never aggressive, wisdom, tact and foresight 
characterizing all his acts, he has been chosen 
to serve as a director of the Union County 
Trust Company of Elizabeth, and the Essex 
County Trust Company of East Orange. He 
i.- a member of the Newark Board of Trade, 
the Essex Club. Essex Countv Country Club, 
Ealtusrol Golf Club, Forest Hill Field Club, 
and the Salmagundi and Lotos clubs, of New 
York City. He finds lus recreation from busi- 
ness cares in outdoor sports, in all of which 
he takes a keen interest and derives therefrom 
not only pleasure but profit. 

Mr. Egner married (first) in November, 
1S93, Florence G. Carter, who died in July, 
1905. He married (second) in December, 
1907, Elizabeth Wigton, of Phillipsburg, 
Pennsylvania. Children of first wife: J. 
Edmund, Harold F. and Horace F. Egner. 

(For ancestry see Albert Saboriski 1). 

(II) Christian A., son of 
ZABRISKIE Albert Saboriski, was born 
in Old Hackensack, New 
Jersey, July 3, ifr>4. He married, ?^Iay 28, 
1715, Lea Hendrickse Hoppe. They moved 
to Lower Paramus and built upon the Wessels 
homestead at Dunker Hook, (meaning dark 
corner). Children: I. Albert, born Septem- 
ber 2, 1716, settled the Acrigg place, Paramus ; 
married Altje Ackerman. 2. Hendricks, born 
May 22, 171 8, settled the Board place. Lower 




Faraimis ; married (first) Xccsje \'an Horn, 
(second ) Maria Herring. 3. Jacob, born Jan- 
uary 22, 1721, died young. 4. Jacob, born Jan- 
uary 10, 1725, mentioned below. 5. Andries, 
born January 15, 1729; settled upon the Wes- 
sels homesteatl, Lower I'aramus; married 
Elizabctli Ackerman. 

(Ill) Jacob, fourth child of Christian .\. 
Zabriskie, was born in Lower I'aramus, New 
Jersey, January 10, 1725. Me moved to 
Areola, at the "Old Red JMill," and was an 
intense ])atriot, his determined spirit gaining 
for him the name of "King Jacob." He mar- 
ried Lena .\ckerman, and they had three chil- 
dren born at the Red Mill, now Areola, New 
Jersey: i. ! iarrit. September 23, 1750, mar- 
ried Martha Mills; lived at Passaic. 2. Lea, 
July 29, 1752, married Isaac Sloat; lived at 
Sloatsburgli, Rockland county, New York. 3. 
Christian J., 1754. mentioned below. 

(1\') Christian J., son of Jacob Zabriskie, 
was born in Areola, New Jersey, 1754. He 
married Maria Terhune and lived in the 
Thomas \'. B. Zabriskie jjlace, Lower Para- 
mus ; children follows: 1. Jacob, mentioned 
below. 2. Trentje, married R. Paulison; lived 
at Hackensack. 3. Maria, born .April 15. 1771, 
nianiLil Jacob Brevort, lived at Areola. 4. 
Catrina, .\pri! 30, 1775. died unmarried. 5. 
Eleanor, .Vugust 10, 1777. (>. Cornelius, March 
25, 1784. 

I \ ) Jacob, son of Christian J. Zabriskie, 
was born at Lower Paramus, Bergen county. 
New Jersey. He lived on the Thomas \'. B. 
Zabriskie place. Lower Paramus, New Jersey. 
He married Elizabeth Terhune and five chil- 
dren were born of the marriage: i. Christian, 
January 6, 1798, married Hannah Demorest. 
2. Steven, married Jane \'an Buskirk. 3. Guil- 
liani, February 13, 1804, mentioned below. 4. 
Margaret, married Henry \'an Blarcom. 5. 
Maria, married Gerret Brevoort. 

(\ I) Guilliam, son of Jacob Zabriskie, was 
born in Lower Paramus, New Jersey, Febru- 
ary 13. 1804, died February 12, 1874. He was 
a farmer. He married on November 18, 1826. 
Caroline Zabriskie, born Jime 3. 1809, died 
May 12. 1877. He had several children, but 
only three arrived at maturity, the larger num- 
ber dying very young. The children who grew 
up were: i, .Albert G., born June 9, 1829, 
mentioned bek)w. 2. Jacob G., August 18, 
1833, married Sarah Halstead. 3. Peter G., 
December 24. 1836, married Mary (iarretson. 

(VH) Albert G., son of Guilliam Zabriskie. 
was born in Lower Paramus, New Jersey, 
June 9, 1829. He was born and lived on the 

I'aramus road, in the old homestead. He mar- 
ried Jane Maria llalstead, October 30, 1849, 
and they had twn cliildren : i. C'arrie, mar- 
ried ,\brani Smith. 2. John IL, mentioned 

(\ 111) John II.. son of Albert G. Zabriskie, 
mairie'l Harriet \ an llurii and had two chil- 
dren: I. Marion S., born July, 1879, married 
Everett Law Zabriskie. 2. Nellie I!., born 
June 4. 1882. 

(\'ll) Peter G., son of Guilliam Zabriskie, 
was born at Paranuis, New Jersey, December 
24, 1836, in the homestead on the Paramus 
load, where he continued to make his iKJine 
after his marriage. He learned the trade of 
carpenter and builder in early life, and worked 
as a journeyman for several years, when he 
became a master builder and contractor as well 
as carpenter, taking up the entire busines.s 
proposition in 1861. He became successful, as 
is shown by the various buildings, public and 
private, that are the product of his skill, not 
only in Ridgewood but in the surrounding 
ccaintr}-. The prosperity and attractiveness of 
Ridgewood is largely due to his taste and skill 
as an architect and builder, as well as a 
progressive, enterprising citizen in civic 
affairs. He was a member of the Bergen 
county tax board, 1900-05, and in the latter 
year was made a member and chairman of the 
board of taxation under the state laws, and he 
has held the office continuously since his 
appointment. He was also made vice-presi- 
dent of the board of directors of the First 
National Bank of Ridgewood, having held the 
office since 1900. He was also made a director 
of the Ridgewood Trust Company; vice-presi- 
dent of the Ridgewood Building & Loan 
Association, and he holds important financial 
relations with other trusts and estates. His 
advice and opinion on investments are sought 
by those looking for an honest opinion dis- 
interestedly given, and his care of trust funds 
is as safe as honesty and fidelity combined can 
make it sure. He is an able supporter of wise 
legislation in the interest of his native town 
and county, and when he goes before any leg- 
islative committee he carries with him 
sufficient rejnitation and representative weight 
to generally secure favorable consideration for 
such measures as he advocates. Mr. Zabriskie 
married Mary, daughter of John Garretsoii 
and their two children were born at Paramus, 
New Jersey: i, Minnie, January 6, 1864, mar- 
ried Lewis Nearing, of Philadelphia. Pennsyl- 
vania, September 19, 1882, and their six chil- 
dren were born in Alorris Run, Pennsylvania : 

1 4; 


Scott Xearing, August 6, 1883: JMary Near- 
ing, June 5, 1886; Dorothy Nearing, May 4, 
1888; Guy Nearing, January 22, i8go; Beatrice 
Nearing. January 17, 1792; Max Nearing, 
September 25, 1895. 2. Aland, born March 9, 
18S0, married Hugh Otis. They have no 

(For ancestry -see Albert Saboriski 1). 

(V'l) Cornelius (., third 

ZAI'.RISKIE son of Jacob II. (q". v.) and 
Lena J. (Hopper) Zabris- 
kie, was born in Paramus, New Jersey, Octo- 
ber 3. 1803. He married Jane Hopper, and by 
this marriage had eight children born at Para- 
mus : I. Jolin H. 2. Jacob C. 3. Abram V. B. 
4, William C 5. Henry Lewis, born July 3, 
183D, died August (), 1852. 6. Cornelius C, 
died August 11, 1848. 7. Jane Ann, born Feb- 
ruar}' 17, 1844. 8. Curnelius ( ieorge N., of 
whom further. 

(\T1) Cornelius George N., eighth child of 
Cornelius J. and Jane (Hopper) Zabriskie, 
was born at Paramus, New Jersey, November 
3. 1848. He learned the trade of painter and 
decorator, and made that vocation his life 
work. After working as a journeyman for a 
number of years and thoroughly mastering 
his trade, he assumed full responsibility and 
became a master painter and still conducts a 
most successful business, and is much sought 
after by the residents of the village in which 
he resides because of his superior knowledge 
of his trade and exceptional workmanship. 
He has spent his life in and about his native 
town and is res]3ected by those who know him. 

He was married, (October 21, 1868, to Edo- 
line Ackerman, daughter of Garret D. and 

Eliza ( ) Ackerman, born October 

27, 1847, 'I't-'^l November 24, 1904. Cornelius 
(ieorge N. and Edoline (Ackerman) Zabriskie 
had three children, born at Ridgewood, New 
Jersey: i. Walter C.,' born Septenilier 21, 
1869. 2. John E., born April 26, 1871. 3. 
Arthur G., born ( )ctober 2, 1874. 

(VJH) Walter C. Zabriskie, the first child 
of C. G. N. and Edoline (.Vckerman) Zabris- 
kie, still resides at Ridgewood. He received 
his early educatiim at the schools of the vil- 
lage, and later graduated from the Paterson 
Business College. After graduating he con- 
nected himself with a New York business 
house, and later took up the profession of an 
architect, and is well and favorably known as 
such at this time, and many evidences of his 
success in that line are to be seen about the 
village of Ridgewood and surrounding coun- 

t_\'. He has always taken an active interest 
in the religious and political life of the town 
and county, and represents his political party 
in the county committee. He is a member of 
several clubs and civic organizations of Ridge- 
wood, also of the L'nion League Club of 
Hackensack, New Jersey, and Hamilton Club 
of Paterson, New Jersey. Mr. Zabriskie was 
married, January 21, 1891, to Nellie E., daugh- 
ter of Jose]jh E. and Sarah Ann (Cox) 
1 leaven, and their two children were born at 
Ridgewood, New Jersey: i. Addie E., born 
August 13, 1892. 2. Florence M., born Janu- 
ary 6, 1895, 

John E. Zabriskie, second son of Cornelius 
George N. Zabriskie, married Ida, daughter 
of Abram S. and .Sarah 11. (W^anamaker) 
/'abriskie, and have three children: i. Vera 
\\'., born Se])tember 8, iSgf^. 2. Mildred, born 
Jidy 5, i8q8. 3. Lester C, born April i, 


Arthin- G. Zabriskie. thirtl son of Cornelius 
(ieorge N. Zabriskie, married Carrie A. 
Lacour, and have three children: i. Ramond, 
born April 19, 1904. 2. Emma, born October 
16. 190(1, 3. Eleanor, liorn October 4, 1908. 

(For ance.stry see Albert Saboriski 1 .. 

(\TI) Peter G., third son 
ZABRISKIh: of Guilliam (q. v.) and 
Caroline (Zabriskie) Za- 
briskie, was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, 
December 24, 183'), in the homestead on 
the Parannis road, where he continued to make 
his home after his marriage. He learned the 
trade of carpenter and builder in early life, 
and worked as a journeyman for several years 
when he became a master builder and con- 
tractor as well as carpenter, taking up the 
entire business proposition in 1861. and he 
became successful, as is shown by the various 
buildings public and private that are the 
l)roduct of his skill not only in Ridgewood but 
in the surrounding country. The prosperity 
and attractiveness of Ridgewood is largely 
due to his taste and skill as an architect and 
builder, as well as a progressive and enterpris- 
ing citizen in civic affairs. He was a member 
of the Bergen county tax board 190005, and 
in i()05 he was made a member and chairman 
of the board of taxation imder the state laws, 
and has held the office continuously since his 
appointment. He was also made vice-presi- 
dent of the board of directors of the First 
National Bank of Ridgewood, having held tlie 
office since 1900. He was also made a director 
of the Ridgewood Trust Company: vice-presi- 



dtnt of the Kidgewood lluilding and Loan 
Association, and he holds important financial 
relations with other trusts and estates. His 
advice and opinion on investments arc sought 
by those looking for an honest ojnnion dis- 
interestedly given, and his care of trust funds 
is as safe as honesty and fidelit\- comhined can 
make secure. He is an able supporter of wise 
legislation in the interest of his native town 
and county, and when he goes before any leg- 
islative committee he carries with him sui^cient 
reputation and representative weight to gen- 
erally secure favorable consideration for such 
nieasures as he advocates. Mr. Zabriskie mar- 
ried Mary (iarretson, and their two children 
were born in Ridgewood, New Jersey: I. 
Minnie. January 6, 1864; married Lewis 
Xearing, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sep- 
tember 19, 1882, and their six children were 
born in Philadelphia : Scott Nearing, August 
6. 1883: Mary Xearing, June 5, 1886; Doro- 
thy Nearing, May 4, 1888; Guy Xearing. Jan- 
uary 22, 1890; Beatrice Xearing, January 17, 
1892, and Max Xearing, September 25, 1895. 
2. Maud, married Hugh (_)tis ; they have no 

( \' ) Henry Brevoort, third 
ZABRISKIE son of Jacob C. and Maria 
(Brevoort) Zabriskie, was 
born in Schraalenburgh, New Jersey, Decem- 
ber 5, 1808, and baptized in the Schraalen- 
burgh Church, December 26, 1808. He mar- 
ried, and had children, born in Hackensack, 
Xew Jersey, as follows: Henry H. (q. v.); 
Jacob ; Fannie, died unmarried ; Lizzie, mar- 
ried Spiers Cummings ; Helen. 

(\T) Henry H., eldest child of Henry 
Brevoort Zabriskie. was born in Hackensack, 
New Jersey. He was brought up in his native 
town, where he attended the public schools 
and engaged in mercantile business. He mar- 
ried Helen M. Stevenson, a native of Xew 
\ork City, and their three children were born 
ill Hackensack. Bergen county. New Jersey: 
Grace Isabel, died unmarried: Xellie May, 
died unmarried: Henry Brevoort (q.v. ) 

(VII) Henry Brevoort. youngest child of 
Henry H. and Helen Zabriskie, was born in 
Hackensack, Bergen county, Xew Jersey, 
August II, 1881. He was baptized in the i)ub- 
lic schools of Hackensack. and became inter- 
ested in the advertising business, first as a 
solicitor, and in 1906 as manager of the adver- 
tising department of the publishing house of 
Hooper & Brothers. Chatham .Sc|uare, New 
York City. 

iii— 40 

Chrisliaan \'aii Miet, the 
\'.\X \'LIET first member of this family 
of whom we have definite 
information, was a farmer. He is said to have 
been a great-grandson of (iarret \'an \'liet. 
one of the founders of the \'an \'lu-t. \"an 
\'leet and Van Fleet family in .\merica, 
through his son Arny and his grandson Peter, 
both residents of Xew York. He married 
Rachel Huff. 

(II) Stewart, son of Christiaan and Rachel 
(Huff) Van \"liet. was a cadet at the United 
Slates Military Academy. West Point, from 
July I. 1836. to Jul}' I. 1840, and for the fol- 
lowing three years, 1840 to 1843, second lieu- 
tenant of the Third .\rtillery : first lieutenant, 
1843 to 1847; captain, 1847 to 1853: chief 
quartermaster. 1861 to 1862; brevet major- 
general. United States \'olunteers, March 13, 
1865; lieutenant-colonel in Quartermaster's 
Department; General, July 29, 1866. Mus- 
tered out of the \'olunteers, September i, 1866. 
Chief Quartermaster, Division of the .\tlantic. 
1869 to 1872; colonel on staff of Assistant 
Quartermaster-General June 6, 1872: retired, 
January 22, 1881. He married Sarah J. 
Brown, daughter of Alajor Brown, U. S. A. 
Children : i. Frederick Christiaan. referred to 
below. 2. Robert Campbell, born 1847; mar- 
ried Harriet Stephens : children : Stew^art ; 
Saiita: Robert Camjibell and Marguerite. He 
is major. United States army. 

(HI ) Dr. Frederick Christiaan, son of Gen- 
eral Stewart and Sarah J. (Brown) Van Vliet, 
was born in Fort Brown. Texas. November 30, 
1853, and is now living in Shrewsbury, New 
Jersey. For his early education he attended 
the common schools in various places where 
his father was stationed. He then studied 
medicine and took two courses in Columbia 
University. Washington, D. C. and later grad- 
uated from the University of Vermont in 1876. 
Since then he has been engaged in the private 
practise of medicine and surgery in Washing- 
ton. D. C. and since 1884 in Shrewsbury. He 
is now retired. He is an independent in poli- 
tics, and for many years has been a vestryman 
of Christ Churcli. Shrewsbury. He is a mem- 
ber of the .Aztec Club, of the Metropolitan 
Club of Washington, and of the Holland Soci- 
ety of Xew York. He married, in Shrews- 
bury. October 13, 1884, Emma AX'indsor. 
daughter of Rev. Benjamin and Emma (Wind- 
sor) Franklin of Philadelphia. Children: i. 
Frederick Christiaan (2d), born .August 4, 
1886. 2. John Huff. June 16. 1889. 3. Ben- 
jamin I'Vanklin, July 16, 1891. 4. Charles 



Windsor, March 8, 1893. Children of Rev. 
Benjamin and Emma (Windsor) Franklin: i. 
Caroline C. 2. Annie. 3. Charlotte. 4. Emma 
Windsor, referred to above. 5. Marian. 6. 
Flelen May. 

This ancient surname is, nnmer- 
CLARK ically speaking and otherwise, one 
of the most prominent ]jatro- 
nymics in America. Several of the name are 
lecorded among the founders of New Eng- 
land, notably Richard Clarke, who landed in 
I'lyniuuth, Massachusetts, from the "May- 
Rower," in 1620, and consequently there are in 
.America many distinct families bearing the 
name between whom there is apparently not 
the slightest semblance of kinship. The family 
mentioned in this article was founded by Lieu- 
tenant William Clarke, one of the most highly 
respected and public-spirited immigrants to 
seek a home on this side of the ocean. 

(I) Lieutenant William Clarke, born in 
Dorsetshire, England, in 1609, sailed from 
Plymouth, ]\Larch 30, 1630, in the "Mary and 
John," and with Roger Clapp, Rev. ]\Ir. War- 
nam and several prominent men who were his 
fellow passengers, was one of the 'founders of 
Dorchester, Massachusetts. He served as a 
selectman in Dorchester from 1646-50, and 
during his residence there of nearly thirty 
years took a prominent part in the political and 
religious affairs of the town antl the establish- 
ment of free public education. In 1655 he was 
associated with Nicholas ('lap, of Dorchester, 
and Moses Paine and George pjelcher, of 
Braintree, in constructing a higlnvay from the 
last-named town to Roxbury. ' Being desirous 
of following Rev. Eleazer Mather to Northamp- 
ton, Massachusetts, he, with other residents of 
Dorchester, petitioned the general court in 
1653 for permission to settle in the "new coun- 
try," as it was called, and he removed thither 
in 1659. The journey through the wilderness 
was necessarily long ami tedious. His wife 
rode on horseback with two baskets, called 
"panniers," slung across the horse, carrying a 
child in each and a third in her lap, her hus- 
band, then fifty years old, proceeding on foot. 
.Arriving at his destination, he settled upon a 
grant of twelve acres of land, lying on the west 
side of what is now Elm street, and bordering 
on Mill river. Plere he erected a log house 
which served as a habitation for his family 
until 1681, when it was burned, and an histor- 
ical account of this catastroiihe reads as follows : 
"Jack, a negro servant of Samuel Wolcott, of 
Wethersfield, set fire to the house of Lieu- 

tenant William Clarke, by taking a brand of 
tire from the hearth and swinging it up and 
d.own, for to find victuals, and was sentenced 
t'l be taken from the bar to the place whence 
he came, and there to be hanged by the neck 
til! he be dead, and then to be taken down and 
burned to ashes in the fire. He confessed that 
he did it, and did it in carelessness and the law 
had its course." The new house erected in 
i68r, remained staniling until 1826. This 
dwelling stood in the immediate vicinity of 
Smith College. Lieutenant William Clarke 
was one of the most influential among the 
founilers of Northampton, and in addition to 
being one of the seven pillars of the church, 
he was twenty times chosen a member of the 
board of selectmen, was for ten years regularly 
chosen one of the commissioners to end small 
cases, was the first deputy to the general court 
from Northampton and thirteen times re-elect- 
ed U) that body, and was the first citizen of 
that town authorized to solemnize marriages. 
For twenty-si.x years he acted as an associate 
justice of the county court, and was fre(|uently 
appointed by the court to settle grievances 
with the Indians, and several times chosen a 
commissioner to determine disputed boundary 
lines. He assisted in building the first sawmill, 
also the first gristmill, was a leading spirit in 
the business life of the town as well as in its 
public affairs, and acquired a large amount of 
real estate, which he divided among his sons 
priijr to his death. In iC^ii he organized the 
first military comjiany in the town, and having 
received a lieutenant's commission he served 
as such in King Phillip's war and other Indian 
outbreaks. The "History of Northampton" 
states that he was dignified, self-confident and 
resourceful : that he bore a more conspicuous 
part in the early history of the town than any 
other citizen of his day, and continued as a 
leader until old age compelled him to give place 
to vounger, but scarcely better, men. He died 
at Northampton, July 19, i6go, aged eighty- 
one years, and in 1884 his descendants erected 
a handsome monumenit beside the ancient stone 
which had marked his resting i:>lace for nearly 
two hundred years. Lieutenant William Clarke 
was twice married, Sarah, his first wife (maid- 
en surname unknown), died in Northampton, 
September 6, 1675. November 15, 1676. he 
married (second) Sarah, widow of Thomas 
Cooper, who was killed by the Indians at the 
burning of Springfield in 1673. Children, all 
of his first union, and born in Di.irchester : 
Sarah, born in 1638, died young; Jonathan, 
born 1639: Nathaniel, 1642; Experience, 1643; 



Increase, 1646; Rebecca. 1648: j(.)hn, 1651 : 
Samuel. 1653; W'illiam, 1656; Sarah. 1659. 

(II) Nathaniel, second son and third child 
of Lieutenant W'illiam and Sarah Clarke, was 
born in Dorchester. November 27, 1642. He 
resided in Northampton, acquired prominence 
in public afl'airs, and served as a lieutenant in 
the local militia. The records of Northamp- 
ton, available to the writer, fail to mention the 
name of Lieutenant Nathaniel Clarke's wife, 
nor do they give the names of all of his chil- 

( III I Nathaniel, son of Lieutenant Nathan- 
iel Clarke, was born in Northampton, in April. 
1(193: died in Lebanon. Connecticut, Mav 20. 
'ijyj. He settled in Lebanon on land acquired 
from the Indians by his uncle. Captain Will- 
i:un Clarke, who was a party in what was 
known as the "Clarke and Dewey Purchase," 
comprising a large tract in the northerly part 
of the town. Nathaniel Clarke married Han- 
nah Kellogg, born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, 
September 11. 1699, daughter of Samuel and 
Hannah (Dickinson) Kellogg, the former of 
whom was born in Hadley, Massachusetts. 
Ajjril II, 1639. Hannah Kellogg was a de- 
scendant in the fifth generation of Phillippe 
Kellogg (i), of Braintree, England, through 
Martin (2), Samuel (3), the immigrant, and 
Samuel (4). She survived her husband, and 
was residing at Lebanon in 1747, when she 
sold land to her brother, Samuel. Children of 
Nathaniel and Hannah (Kellogg) Clarke: i. 
Nathaniel, born in Lebanon. .August 16, 1720: 
married Martha Witt. November 5, 1740. 2. 
Ashael. born Alarch 11. 1721-22. 3. Silas, June 
20, 1724; died April if>, 1809. 4. Hannah, 
born November 2j, 172"/ ; married Joseph Mc- 

Call, December 24. 1749. 5. , born July 

29, 1729. 6. Lois, born September 10, 1731. 

7. Ruth. April 10. 1734; died March 9. 1826. 

8. Amos, born April 25. 1736: died young. 
(IV) Jared. fourth son and fifth child of 

Nathaniel and Hannah (Kellogg) Clarke, was 
born in Lebanon, July 15, 1729; died there, 
September 11, 1775. He was one of the most 
prominent citizens of Lebanon in his day : 
reared a large family, many of whom likewise 
attained prominence, and his children inter- 
married with families of the highest respect- 
ability. Se])tember 12, 1752. Jared Clarke 
married Mollie Abel, born in Lebanon. Febru- 
ary 24, 1736. daughter of Daniel and Sarah 
(Crane) ■ Abel, granddaughter of Caleb and 
Abigail (Sliiman) Abel, and great-granddaugh- 
ter of Sergeant Caleb and Margaret (Post) 
Abel. .Among the earlv settlers in Norwich. 

Connecticut, were Caleb, Benjamin and Joshua 
-Vbel. presumably brothers, and Jo.shua was 
probably the father of Sergeant Caleb. Ser- 
geant Caleb .Abel was chosen constable in 1684, 
townsman in 1689. ai)i)ointed to keep a tavern 
in if>94. and enrolled with his military title in 
1704. He died .August 7, 1731, in the eighty- 
fifth year of his life. In July, i(£(), he married 
.Margaret, daughter of John Post, and she bore 
him eleven children. She died in 1700, and he 
married (second) Mary, widow of Stephen 
Loonier. Three of his sons — Samuel, Caleb 
and Joshua — married sisters — Elizabeth. Abi- 
gail and Rebecca Sluman. Children of Jared 
and Mollie (.Abel) Clarke: i. Philotha,' baj)- 
ti.-?ed December 12, 1756: married Ezekiel Kel- 

1838. 2. Jared. born April 9. 1758. 

October 11. 1761 ; married Darius 

4. Simon, September 11, 1763: died 
1846: married (first) Rebecca l'. 

(second ) Jerusha Chapin ; died .April 

ley : flied 
3 Mary. 
April 28, 
F'eabodv : 
28, 1846. 


.Abel, November 24. 1765. 6. 

18, 1769. 7. Cyrenas. twm 
with .Ambrose. 9. Solomon, born June 17. 
1775: died 1814. Mrs. Moilie Clarke survived 
her husband and married (second) her cousin. 
Zebulon Metcalf. who died .April 26, 1802, and 
she died in 1814. (N. B. — After 1750 the ma- 
jorit\- of this family dropped the final "e" from 
tlieir name ). 

( \' ) Abel, third son and fifth child of Jared 
and Mollie (.Abel) Clarke, was born in Leb- 
anon, and baptized November 24. 1765: died 
in Litchfield. Connecticut, March 2. 1842. He 
settled in Litchfield when a young man and be- 
came a very prosperous farmer. He married 
Lois Smith, and the only one of his children 
known to the writer is Samuel, an account of 
whom follows. 

(VI) Samuel Clark, son of .Abel and Lf)is 
(Smith) Clark, was born in Litchfield, Con- 
necticut. April I. 1810, where he was 
brought up on a farm and given a good 
education in the superior public schools of 
his native town. He left Litchfield before 
he attained his majority and went to west- 
ern New York, living for a time in Roch- 
ester, and going thence to Pennsylvania. 
In 1S35 he returned east and settled in 
Lelianoii. Himterdon county. New Jersev, 
where he married Sarah, daughter of James 
and .Margaret (Hoffman) Ramsey. She was 
born in Lebanon, New Jersey, 1818. Her 
father came from the north of Ireland when a 
young man. He was of Scotch descent and the 
Ramsey's belonged to the Covenanters who 
fled to the north of Ireland and fomidetl the 



sterling Scotch-Irisli race which so largely 
peopled Teiinsylvania and New Jersey. He 
married in Lebanon, New Jersey, Margaret 
Hoffman, who was a descendant from Martin 
Hoffman, who came from IToUand in 1<>S7' 
married Emerentje de Witt, settled first at 
Esopus on the Hudson river and became the 
progenitor of noted men in American history, 
including: Eieekman Ver Planck Hoffman 
(1 789- 1 834), an officer in the United States 
navy, the war of 1812; Charles Fenno Hoff- 
man ( 1 806- 1 884), lawyer, editor and author: 
Charles iM'ederick Huffman (1830-1897), and 
his brother, Eugene Augustus Hoffman ( 1829- 
1902), lawyer, figures in the history of the 
Protestant Episcopal church in New Jersey 
and New York as clergymen, authors and ben- 
efactors: ( Davitl ) Murray Hoffman (1791- 
1878), the eminent jurist, churchman, and 
author; Jolin Thompson Hoffman (1828- 
188S), governor of New York, mayor of New 
York City; Ogden Hoffman (1704- 1856), 
naval officer, lawyer, state legislator, represen- 
tative in the United States congress, attorney- 
general of New York and United States dis- 
trict attorney for southern district of New 
York; \^'ickham Hoffman (1821-1900), sol- 
dier and (Ii]5lomatist. Samuel Clark made his 
home in Lebanon, where he became an active 
man of aft'airs, and a leader in mercantile and 
civic life, conducting an extensive business 
from 1838 to 1848, and holding offices of honor 
and trust in the township, of wdiich he was a 
chosen freeholder. In 1848 he removed to 
New tiermantown in the same county, where 
he conducted a large and popular hotel up to 
1868, when he retired from the cares of active 
business life and he enjoyed thirty-five years 
of freedom from care except the management 
of his private estate. He died in New Ger- 
mantown, Hunterdon county. New Jersey, 
Ma}', 1903, his wife having been spared to 
him up to April, 1901, when she died at the 
age of eighty-three years. Children of Samuel 
and Sarah (Ramsey) Clark were: i. Austin, 
died in 1898. 2. Alvah Augustus, see forward. 
3. George, who was living in Lebanon, New 
Jersey, 1909. 4. Margaretta, married George 
F. Martens, a lawyer in New York City ; died 
in !893. 5- Ophelia, married Dr. Robli, of 
Brooklyn. New York; died 1898. 6. John, 
who in 1909 was living in Califon, Nev^' Jer- 
sey. 7. Charles, in 1909 a resident of Cali- 

(VII ) Alvah Augustus, second son of Sam- 
uel and Sarah ( Ramsey ) Clark, was born in 
LebaiKin. Hunterdon county. New lersev, Sep- 

tember 13, 1840. He was prepared for college by 
the Rev. Dr. Blauvelt.of Lamington, Somerset 
county. New Jersey, but for want of funds 
to carry him thnjugh college, he commenced 
the study of law in the office and under the 
instruction of John C. I-laff'erty, of New (jer- 
mantown, and he was admitted to practice as 
an attorney-at-law in 1864 and he began prac- 
tice in New Germantown. In 1867 he was 
admitted to practice as a councillor and re- 
moved to Somerville, Somerset county, where 
he established himself in the general practice 
of law. and he met with unusual and immediate 
success. His popularity as a lawyer extended 
beyond the limits of Somerset county and his 
activity in the Democratic party made him a 
candidate for representative in congress in 
187(^^1, and he was elected to represent his dis- 
trict in the forty-fifth congress, and in 187S 
was re-elected to the forty-sixth congress, 
serving in the lower house of the United 
States congress, 1877-81. As a member of the 
committee on military affairs, he advocated and 
secured reforms in the signal service of great 
benefit to the farming community. He served 
for a short time as a member of the sinking 
fund commission of the state of New Jersey,, 
but resigned, as it interfered with his pro- 
fessional duties, especially with a large corpo- 
ration practice. Mr. Clark married, June 9, 
1864, Anna M., daughter of John B. and 
Catharine ( Longstreet ) Vanderbeek, of Lam- 
ington, New Jersey. Children, born in Somer- 
ville, New Jersey: i. Katherine, born October 
2/. 1867; married Hon. C. A. Reed, of Plain- 
field. 2. Madeline, F'ebruary 14, 1873. 3. 
Eugene, July 2, 1875. 

The name of Bailey was repre- 
IjAILEY sented by several immigrants in 

the early settlement of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, all of whom left a very large 
progeny, which has become scattered through- 
out the country and has been identified with 
the moral, intellectual and material develop- 
ment of all sections. It has been conspicuously 
engaged in scientific research, and with all 
forces that make for human progress. The 
name is probably of ancient Scotch origin, but 
came to America from England, and besides 
the form used above is frequently found in the 
early records spelled Baley and Bayley. These 
are found on both sides of the Atlantic. The 
family most nimierously represented is that 
descended from Richard Bailey, who was born 
about 1619, and is said to have come from 
Yorkshire, England. According to Coffin's 

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"History of Xewhurv, .Massaclnisefts." he 
came from Southamjnon in the ship "Bevis," 
a vessel of one hundred and fifty tons, com- 
manded by Robert Batten, and was then aged 
fifteen years. According to Savage, lie arrived 
in 1638, and other authorities place it at 1635. 
He settled in Rowley, Massachusetts, and was 
a man of recognized piety and influence in the 
community. He was one of the company that 
set u]) the first clock mill in this country, at 
Rowley, where he died in l-'ehruary, 1648, 
being buried on the i6th of that month. His 
wife, Edna Holstead, survived him, and after 
his death was married September 15, 1649, to 
Ezekiel Northend, of Rowley, Tt is probable 
that the persons mentioned in the following 
article were descended from this Richard 
Bailev. He left an only son. Deacon Joseph, 
born about 1635, who settled on the Merrimac 
river, in the north part of Rowley, near the 
Newbury line, in what is now Grobeland, 
^Massachusetts. He was a leading man of 
Bradford, where he was selectman twenty- 
three years, between 1685 and 1710, and was 
deacon of the church from 1682 until his death, 
October 11, 1712, He married .\bigail Trum- 
bull, who survived him and died in Bradford, 
November 17, 1735. Children: Abigail, Rich- 
ard, Ann, Elizabeth, Joseph, Edna, Deacon 
John and Sarah. 

Another immigrant who left many descend- 
ants was John Bailey, a resident of .Salisbury, 
Massachusetts, where he came from Chippen- 
ham, in \\'i!tshire, England, sailing in the ship 
"Angel Gabriel," which left England in April, 
1635. He was cast away at Pema(|uid (now 
Bristol, Maine), in the great storm of August 
15, 1635. He was not accompanied by his 
wife, and his son John was the only one of 
his children to come to this country. He was a 
weaver by trade, and was living in Salisbury in 
1640. removing thence in the spring of 1631 to 
Newbury, where he died November 2 that 
year, being called "old John Bailey." It is 
probable that his wife was not living when he 
came to America, and that he accompanied his 
son, who cared for him in his old age. He 
bequeathed his homestead in Salisbury to the 
son John, and in his will mentions also a son 
Robert and two daughters then living in Eng- 
land. In his will he mentions "my brother 
John Emery Jr., of Newbury, overseer," from 
wliich it is presumed that his wife was an 

John (2), eldest son of John (l) Bailey, was 
born in England, in 1630, and was a weaver in 
early life. After settling in New England he 

Ijecame a liK'-bandiiian. and. reuiained in Salis- 
bury until 1(143, when lie removed to New- 
bury and there ])assed the remainder of his 
life. He was a selectman in i6(')4, and a free- 
man in iddq, and died March, i6gi. He mar- 
ried, about 1640, Eleanor Emery, who re- 
mained a widow until her death, which occurred 
previous to .Sejitember 23, 1700, when adminis- 
tration was granted u])on her estate. In 1669- 
70 she was engaged in the practice of mid- 
wifery. Children: Rebecca, John, Sarah, 
Joseph, James Joshua (died young), Isaac, 
Joshua. Rachel and Judith. 

The third immigrant was Thomas Bailey, 
who came from England before 1640, settled 
in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he was 
admitted a freeman May 13 that year, and was 
a town officer in 1645. He died in 1681. The 
name of his wife is unknown. His will, made 
Mav 23, proved October 10, 1681, and men- 
tions children: John, Thomas and Esther, 
wife of John King. He also had children: 
Christian, Samuel, Mary and Sarah, .-\nother 
immigrant was James Bailey, born in England, 
about 161 2, who came to New England with 
the early settlers sent out by the Massachu- 
setts Bay Company, and is found among the 
followers of "Air. Ezekiel Rogers," who estab- 
lished a plantation in the town of Rowdey, 
Massachusetts, September 14. 1639. He mar- 
ried Lydia Emery, who lived to a great age, 
and died at Rowley, April 29, 1704, twenty- 
eight years after the death of her husband, 
who was born in Rowley, August 10, 1*^77. 
Of their nine children, only two sons. John 
and Jonathan, married and reared children. 

The records of Boston, Massachusetts, show 
that Benjamin, son of Matthew and Lukey 
Bailey, was born there I'ebruary 8, 1803. Tt 
is possible that he was the father of the next 

George H. Bailey was born December 16, 
1828. in Boston, and settled in Jersey City, 
where he married Hannah Maria Ryder, a 
native of this city. He is now employed in 
the government service in the engineer's de- 
partment, in Washington, D. C. 

Calvin Weston, son of George H. and Han- 
nah M. (Ryder) Bailey, was born January 20, 
1861, in Newark, and was educated in the 
Newark Academy. .At the age of fifteen years 
he became a clerk in the office of the .American 
Insurance Company at Newark, and his faith- 
ful attention to his duties and his capability 
were amply testified by the fact that he rose 
through various grades to the position of 
assistant secretary in 1 906, and was made sec- 



retary of tlie company in 1909. He makes his 
home in East Orange, New Jersey, where he is 
a deacon of the Congregational church. In 
political sentiment he is a faithful Republican. 
He married. May i, 1895, in Newark, Sara 
Armour, of Marshall, Michigan, born Febru- 
ary 16, 1864, daughter of John and Lillias 
( Cochrane ) Armour, both natives of Scotland. 
Mr. Armour was employed for many years at 
the Adrian boiler works in Adrian, Michigan, 
whence he removed to Chicago and is living 
retired. Mr. and Mrs. Railev are the parents of a 
snn, Kenneth Weston, horn February 28, 1906. 

Christian lirown (or Braun, as 
IIRCJW'X his name was then spelt), emi- 
grated to America in August, 
1729. He married Angenisa Catharine 

(II) John Adam, son of Christian and 
Angenisa Catharine Braun, was born in 
Macungie. Northampton county, Pennsylva- 
nia, May 18, 1738, and died there March 4, 

1806. He married Julianna Catharine . 

(HI) John Adam (2), son of John Adam 

( I ) and Julianna Catharine Braun, was born 
in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, April 
20, 1777, and died October 31, 1853. He was 
the first in this line to spell his name Brown. 
He married Margaret Spait. 

(IV) Paul, son of John Adam (2) and 
Margaret (Spait) Brown, was born in North- 
ampton county, Pennsylvania, February 24. 

1807, and died in North Whitehall township, 
same county, August 11, 1877. Fie was for 
many years a school director in North White- 
hall township, where he operated a large iron 
mine. He married Maria, daughter of John 
Peter and Elizabeth (Deshler) Wotering or 
Woodring, who was born in August, 1809, and 
died January 27, 1883. (See Wotering). 

(V) Dr. Louis Richard Brown, son of Paul 
and Maria (Woodring) Brown, was born in 
North Whitehall township, Northampton 
county, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1839; and 
since 1868 has been practicing medicine in 
Elizabeth, New Jersey. He married, in July, 
1864, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Robert 
Charlton and Rebecca ( Broome ) Kid ; (see 
Kid). Children: Louise Mary, died Novem- 
ber 14, 1890; Sidney Paul, died June 8, 1891 ; 
Stanley Robert, married Minnie Constance 
Keppler ; Alice Eugenia ; Belle Broome, mar- 
ried David Higgins Townley. 

(The Woteri 


Nicolaus Wotering, the founder of this fam- 
ily, was born in Lorraine, France, in April, 

1745. Fie emigrated to America in 1767, and 
was a private in Captain George Drine's com- 
pany of the First Battalion, Northampton 
county, Pennsylvania, militia in 1778. He mar- 
ried, May 9, 1769, Margaret, daughter of Henri 
Frantz, who was born in Lorraine, May 8, 
1745, and died in Northampton county, Penn- 
sylvania, June 29, 1823. Her father, Henri 
Frantz, brought her with him to America in 
1747. He was killed by the Indians in 1764, 
and his daughter Margaret was carried off by 
them four years before, in 1760. The story is 
that while she was cleaning a copper kettle in 
the Mahoning creek, with an armed man sit- 
ting in ambush near by guarding her, an In- 
dian snatched her up, and holding her in such 
a way that for her guardian to fire would im- 
peril her life, carried her off and placing her 
on a horse, took her over "a big water," prob- 
ably the Lehigh river, near Weissport, and 
travelling towards Stroudsburg, turned into 
the famous hunting grounds through the Dela- 
ware Water Gap. Seven years later she found 
her way home again. She became noted far 
and wide for her knowledge of herbs and sim- 
ples, which she had acquired from the Indians, 
and her services in curing the sick were in 
great demand. 

(HI) John Peter, son of Nicolaus and Mar- 
garet (Frantz) Wotering, was born in North- 
ampton coimty, Pennsylvania, June 24, 1776, 
and died there February 23, 1833. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of John Adam Desh- 
ler, whose stone house, built in 1760, near Cop- 
ley creek, is still standing. It was known as 
Deshler's fort, and the people within a radius 
of four or five miles were accustomed to flock 
there for protection whenever threatened by 
the Indians. During the Indian troubles of 
1763 soldiers were quartered there, and Desh- 
ler furnished provisions for the provincial 
troops during the French and Indian war from 
1756 to 1758. 

(HI) Maria Woodring, daughter of John 
Peter and Elizabeth (Deshler) Wotering, was 
bom in Northainpton 'county, Pennsylvania, in 
August, 1809, and died January zj, 1883. She 
married Paul, son of John Adam and Margaret 
(Spait) Brown, referred to above. 

(The Kid Line). 

Rr.bert Kid. the founder of the family, was 
born in .Scone, near Edinburg, Scotland, 
August 7, 1760, and died in Burlington, New 
Jersey, .August 17, 1836. lie emigrated to 
America about 1791 and settled in Philadel- 
phia, wdiere he was a Master Mason of the 





Grand Loflge of Pennsylvania. He married 
Sarah Charlton, whose mother was of nohle 
birth, and who was born in Diililin. Ireland, 
December 22, 1778. 

(II) Robert Charlton, son of Robert and 
Sarah (Charlton) Kid, was born in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, February 21, 1802, and 
died there in 1884. He married Rebecca, 
daughter of William and Mary (Welles) 
Broome, who was born in Philadeljihia, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1807, and died in 1847. ller 
father was born in England and came to 
America in 1798, and her mother, born in Eng- 
land, about 1765, died in 1854. 

(III) Alary Elizabeth, daughter of Robert 
Charlton and Rebecca (Broome) Kid, was 
born in Amherst. Massachusetts. She mar- 
ried in July, 1864, Louis Richard, son of Paul 
and Maria (Woodring) Brown, referred to 

The Danser family of New 
D.AXSER Jersey, and the \\'eart family 
of Pennsylvania, have had no 
more glorious representative than the late 
James Wesley Danser. of Freehold, who 
worthily ranks among the foremost of the 
representative men of his section of the state, 
not only in personal worth and integrity, but 
also in what he has done for his fellowmen. 

Peter H. Danser, his father, born at Wind- 
sor, New Jersey, and educated in the common 
schools, began life as a farmer, and continued 
so until his death. Most of his life was spent 
in Clarksburg, New Jersey, where he met and 
married Mary McKnight. his first wife, and 
the mother of his children. His second wife 
and widow, who survives him, is now living 
at Hightstown, as does also his only sur- 
viving son, Frank C. .\mong his other chil- 
dren, all now deatl, was James Wesley, who is 
referred to below. 

James Wesley, son of Peter H. and Mary 
(McKnight) Danser, was born in Millstone 
township. New Jersey, February 2, 1862, and 
died in Freehold, April 10, IQ09. He was 
educated at -the Peddie Institute in Hights- 
town, and started in the wholesale lumber busi- 
ness when he was a young man, and was 
engaged in that business with more than good 
success until the time of his death. lie dealt 
almost exclusively in telegraph and telephone 
poles and piling. In his religious faitii he was 
a Presbyterian, and in politics a Republican. 
He was prominent in the councils of his party, 
and was regarded as one of its strongest men, 
but he ran for office only once, at which time. 

in i8(/), he was candidate for the office of 
sheriff. He was defeated, however, by the 
Democratic candidate, 1 louston I'ields. For 
the last nine years of his life he was post- 
master at h'rcehold, to which position he was 
ajipointed in April, 1900. Mr. Danser was a 
past master in Olive Branch Lodge, F. and 
A. M., of Freehold, and was also a thirty- 
second degree Mason. He was a member of 
Keith Council, Royal ^Arcanum, of Freehold, 
and of I'reehold Lodge, Ancient Order of 
Cnited Workmen. He was also a member of 
the Trenton Lodge. No. 105. I'enevolent and 
Protective Order of Elks. When he died he 
was mourned by the whole community, and 
the town closed all of its stores and other 
j'laces of business upon the day of the funeral. 
The services were conducted by Rev. Arthur 
\\'. Remington, assisted by Rev. H. E. Thomp- 
son, and were held at his late home on West 
Main street, the interment being made in 
Maplewood Cemetery. At the grave Olive 
1 'ranch Lodge, No. 16, F. and A. M., of Free- 
hold, conducted the full ritual of the Masonic 
ceremony. -The pallbearers were : County 
Clerk Joseph AIcDermott ; Surrogate David S. 
Crater, Oscar Robinson, Charles IT. Butcher, 
Jacob O. Burt, and Frederick D. Bennett. 

In C)ctober, 1884, James Wesley Danser 
married Lillie, daughter of Charles I). W'eart, 
of Yardley, Pennsylvania, who survives him. 
Their children are: i. Elizabeth Weart. born 
1887 ; graduated in 1907 from Walnut Lane 
School. 2. Harold Wesley Weart. born 1899, 
a student in Boston School of Technology. 3. 
Stanley A., born 1897. 4. Mabel, died in infancy 

Rutger Hendrickse, the 
HENDRICKSON first member of this 

family of whom W'e 
have definite information, is said to have 
been descended through a younger branch of 
the family from that staunch old medieval 
knight and Crusader, the Baron Henry of 
Nyddeck. He married, at Cologne, Germany, 
in 1470, Gennetjc Beeckman. Children: 
Barent, referred to below ; also two daughters. 
(II) Barent Rutgerse. son of Rutger and 
Gennetje (Beeckman) Hendrickse, married in 
1524. Neeltje Evertse. Children: Lambert, 
see below, and three died in infancy.* 

( HI) Lambert Barentse, son of Barent 
Rutgerse and Xeeltje (Evertse) Hendricksen, 
engaged in a seafaring life, became a famous 
admiral in the Dutch navy, and was a trusted 

•In dilTeic-nt generations the family appears as 
Hendricks, as well as Hendrlckson. 



frieiul of William the Silent. In Motley's 
"llisturv of the United Xetheiiands" he is 
called "I'retty Lambert." lie married a 
(laughter of Alanuel y Xadal, a woman of 
S]) extraction, whose father was an offi- 
cer in the army of the Duke of Alva. Chil- 
dren: Cornells, referred to below; Daniel, 
lived at Scrool, Holland, and was the father 
of Cerrit, who came to America in the shiji 
"St. lean I'.aptiste," in Alay. i6(>i : also three 

(IV) Cornelis, son of Lambert Llarentse 
Hendricks, was born at Utrecht, in 1572. He 
became a navigator, and is said to have been 
the first white man to set foot on the soil of 
Pennsylvania and West Jersey. He discov- 
ered the Knritan and Schuylkill rivers, and 
explored the Delaware to its falls at the pres- 
ent site of Trenton. During the latter part of 
1614 he explored the coast of New Jersey in 
the ship "C)nrest," the first vessel built in New 
Amsterdam, by Captain Adriaen Ulock, 
when his own ship the "Tiger" was lost. He 
married Sonnetje Rutgers. Child: Daniel, 
referred to below. 

( V ) Daniel, son of Cornelis Lambertse and 
Sonnetje (Rutgers) Hendricksen, was born 
in Utrech.t, March 4, 1605. He married Emma 
Van Cuelder. Seven children, names unknown 
except Hendrick., referred to below. 

(VI) Hendrick, son of Daniel and Emma 
(Van Guelder) Hendricks, was born in 1636, 
some time before October 9, 1738. He 
removed first to Irland in Westphalia, but 
after his marriage emigrated to New Nether- 
land in the ship "Rosetta," in March, 1663, 
and the following year served as a soldier 
inider Director general I'eter Stuyvesant. He 
married Jane Luitgirt. Children: i. Hen- 
drick, died before ()ctober 9, 173S: married 
Helena, daughter of Jaccjues Cortelyou, and 
widow of Clacs \ an llrunt, and also of Denyse 
Teunisse. 2-3. W'illem and Daniel, both 
referred to belnw. Probably others. 

(V'll) Willem, son of Hendrick and Jane 
(Luitgirt) Hendricks, was born in Flatbush, 
Long Island, where he took the oath of alle- 
giance as a "native" in 1687, and died in what 
is now Ilolmdel township, Alonmouth county. 
New Jersey, in .\pril or May, 171 1. The first 
reference to him in the New Jersey records 
i'. the mention of him as one of those who 
broke u;) the court of Covernor Morris, at 
Aliddletown village, ;\larch 25, 1701. He 
married \Villem])tje, daughter of (juysbert 
Thyssen and Jannetje Adriaense (Lamberson) 
Lanen \'an Pelt, who was baptized at Flat- 

bush, Long Island, September 16, 1(177. Chil- 
dren: I. Guysbert, referred to below. 2. 
Geesye, married, about 1715, Matthias Pieter- 
sen. 3. Hans, born about 1700: died ^larch 
25, 1789; married Sarah Mosier. 4. Jannetje, 
married Christopher \\^almsley. 5. Hendrick, 
born November 11, 1706; died July 28, 1783; 
married abi:)Ut 1728, .\ltje Couwenhoven. 6. 

(\'III) Guysbert, son of Willem and 
\\illeniptje (Lanen \'an Pelt) Hendricks, died 
in March or April, 1777. He settled near 
Yardville, then Nottingham township, Burl- 
ington county, New Jersey, and helped to 
organize the first F'resbyterian church in Allen- 
town, Monmouth county. He married, about 
1728, Elizabeth, daughter of Johannes and 
Annetje (Ten Eyck ) Polhemus, who was bap- 
tized August 13, 1710. Children: i. William, 
married in February or March, 17(18, Rachel 
Longstreet. 2. John, married, November 14, 
1763, Anna Cox. 3. Daniel, born about 1737; 
married Ann Stewart. 4. Tobias, born July 
21, 1740; died Alay 23, 181 1; married, in 
March or April, 1762, Rebecca Coward. 5. 
Cornelius, married, in February, 1767, Mary 
Thorn. 6. Jacob, referred to below. 7. David. 

(IX) Jacob, son of Guysbert and Elizabeth 
(Polhemus) Hendrickson, was born in Not- 
tnigham township, Burlington county. New 
Jersey, in 1744, and died in Upper F""reehold 
township, Monmouth county. New Jersey, Au- 
gust 15, 1810. He married, in May, 1771, Eliz- 
abeth Mount, who died July 24, 1832. Chil- 
dren: Michael, referred to below; Daniel; 
Jacob: Forman ; Mary; Hannah: Elizabeth. 

(X) Michael, son of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Mount) Hendrickson, was born in Imlays- 
town, about 1776, and died there July 11, 
iSii. He married Sarah Horsfull, who died 
.\ugust 4, 1854, aged seventy-one years. Chil- 
dren: Richard; Charles; Elizabeth: Michael; 
Jac( li, referred to below. 

(XI) Jacob, son of Michael and Sarah 
(Horsfull) Hendrickson, was born in Imlays- 
town, Monmouth county, X'ew Jersey, July 
||^ 1806, and died at New Egypt, same county, 
June 22, i860, .\fter he left school he learned 
the trade of carriage making, at which he work- 
ed until after his marriage. He then spent a 
short while at Wrightstown, Burlington coun- 
t}'. and from there went to New Egv'pt, where 
he spent the rest of his life. He married, Au- 
gust II, 1831, Mary Matason, daughter of 
Samuel S. and Sarah (Matason) Davis, of 
Wrightstown, who was born February 7, 181 5, 
and died November 19, 1891. Her father. 

STATE OF .\i:\\ 



huvn in Xew llanovcr luunship. lUniington 
county, Xew Jersey, retired after aciiuiring a 
competency and lived in Pemberton. where he 
(lied at the age of eighty-six years. I ler 
mother was born in Delaware, and died several 
years after her hnsband at al)out the same age. 
Children: i. Sarah l-'-lizahetli. l)(.)rn Febrnary 
II, 1833.: died .\pril 14. iS'k). j. .Sarah Davis, 
born March 13, iS34;n(iw living at ! 'emberton. 
New Jersey. 3. William, born October 8, 
1835: now living in San I'rancisco, California. 

4. Marietta, born May 11, 183S; died in 1907. 

5. Charles Elvin, referred to below. 6. Jacol) 
Conover, born January 12, 1845. 

(Xll) Charles Flvin, son of Jacob and 
Mary Matason (Davis) flendrickson, was 
born in Xew Egypt. Monmouth county, Xew 
Jersey, January 8, 1843. He received his early 
education in the ]jublic schools of Plumstead 
township and Xew Egypt, and prepared for 
college under the tutorship of Mr. Th<_imas C. 
fiarrison and at the Xew Egypt Academy. 
Then after one term at Union College. Sche- 
nectady, he entered Princeton University, and 
received his 15. A. degree m 1863, and his AI. 
A. degree in 1866. After acting for a while 
as principal of Pemberton Academy, he began 
the study of law with Browning Est]., 
of Camden. Xew Jersey, and later with Garret 
S. Cannon Esq.. of P>ordentowii, being admit- 
ted to the New Jersey bar as attorney in iSr/i, 
and as counsellor in 1869. In the first men- 
tioned year he opened his office in Mount i lolly. 
and has continued the general practice of his 
profession there ever since. He served for 
twenty-one years as prosecutor of the pleas 
for Burlington county, and in March, 1896. 
he was appointed by Governor Griggs judge 
of the court of errors and appeals. In 1901 
he was appointed by Governor \'oorhees judge 
of the supreme court of Xew Jersey. In poli- 
tics Mr. Hendrickson is a Democrat, and has 
been very influential in his party. He served 
as a delegate to the national convention of 
1868 in Xew York City, and his influence ))ro- 
cured the support of Xew Jersey for Governor 
Parker. He has been a director in the Mount 
Holly Xational Bank many years, and is coun- 
sel for the bank. He was also a director oi 
the Camden & Burlington railroad, trustee of 
the Pennington Seminary, and of Dickinson 
College. He has travelled extensively both at 
home and abroad. He is a member of the 
board of stewards of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Mount Holly, has been for man>' 
years superintendent of the Sunday school, 
and in 1876 was lay delegate from Xew Jer- 

sey to the CJeneral Conference of the Meth- 
odists in Baltimore. 1 le is a member of Lodge 
.\o. 14, 1'". and .\. M.. of .Mount llollv. and of 
Mount Nolly Lodge. Xo. k,. 1. ( ). ( )'. 1'. He 
is also a member of the .Xew Jersey liar .Asso- 
ciation and of the Monmouth County Histor- 
ical Society. He married. January 12, 1872, 
.Sarah Wood, daughter of \ an Xess and .Maria 
(.Mlaire) Xo.xon, of Red Bank, who was born 
in Delaware county. .\e\v N'ork, September 3, 
1852. ller father was born in r8io, and died 
iii Xovember. 1873; and her mother was liorn 
in .August. 1814. and died in June, 1886. Chil- 
dren: I, Charles Elvin, born December 21. 
1872. 2. Maria Cytendyle, February 9, 1874. 
3. George Davis, Jime 25. 1878. 4. James 
Allaire. Alay 3, 1884. Children of \'an Xess and 
Maria (.Allaire) Xoxon : Sarah Wood, re- 
ferred to above; \'an Xess (2), married Mary 
Bull, of Maryland. 

(\'II) Hendrick, son of Daniel and Jane 
( Luitgirt ) Hendricks, was born in I'latlands. 
LfiUg Island, in 1673, and died in what is now 
Ilolmdel township, Monmouth county, Xew 
Jersey, in January, 1728. lie came to Mon- 
mouth county in 1693. and purchased those 
farms just west of Middletown, which are now 
owned by the heirs of the late Hon. William 
Henry Hendrickson, referred to below. He 
served on the Alonmouth county grand jury 
in March, 1699. and the following year, when 
the new judges appointed by Governor An- 
drew Hamilton took their seats for the first 
time, he was appointed to serve again. Refus- 
ing to do this and also refusing to acknowledge 
the authorit}' of these judges, he was fined 
iio; but the surrender of the Proprietary gov- 
ernment to the Crown in 1702 brought him 
again to the fiont, and he was constable of 
Middletown township in 1704 and 1705, and 
in 1707 was appointed high sherift' of the coun- 
ty by Queen .Anne, being the first HolhuKler 
to hold that office. In 1709 he and his brother 
William and their wives were among the organ- 
izers of the Dutch Church of Middletown, and 
a few years later he was an elder. He was 
also at one time captain of the militia of Mid- 
dletown township. He married, according to 
one account. Evertse Giberson or (iibbon.son, 
and according to another account. Catharine, 
daughter of Jan Janse \'an Dyke and Teuntje 
Thyse Laen \'an Pelt. Children: 1. (ieesye. 
born October 9, 1696 : died September 20. 1747 ; 
married. 1714. Koelof Janse Schenck. 2. 
Teuntje. baptized .April 9. 1699 ; married, 1715. 
fonathan. son of Obadiah and .Alice (.Ashton) 
Holmes. 3. Hendrick. born 1700: died Feb- 



ruary 21, 1753 : married, 1725, Neeltje Schenck. 
4. John, born about 1702; married, about 1734, 
Annetje Couwenhoven. 5. Mayke, married 
Guysbert Van Mater. 6. Tryntje, married 
Henry Dusenbury. 7. William, baptized No- 
vember 6, 1709; married, about 1731, Maria 
Langstraat. 8. Annetje, baptized December 
30, 171 1 ; married, 1732, William Couwen- 
hoven. (J. Francyntje, married, 1731, Teunis 
Denyse. 10. Jannetje, married (first) Ruliph 
Couwenhoven: (second) 1747, Peter Schanck. 
II. Daniel, referred to below. 

(VIII) Daniel, .son of Hendrick and Evertse 
(Giberson) or Catharine (Van Dyke) Hend- 
rickson, was born on the homestead at "Hol- 
land," Ilolmdel township, Monmouth county, 
New Jersey, January 5, 1723, and died there 
June 24, 17S8. He was a quiet prosperous 
farmer, and so active in church work that he 
was known as "Dominie Dan I." He was 
highly educated, and somewhat of a musician 
and an artist. A portrait of him, painted by 
himself, is now in possession of the family 
of the late Hon. William Henry Hendrickson, 
referred to bclcw. He married, December 22, 
1743, Catharine, daughter of Cornelius and 
Margaretta (Schenck) Couwenhoven, who 
was born June 2, 1720, and died May 5, 1810. 
Children: i. Daniel D., born October 29, 
1744; died November 23, 1836; married Eliz- 
abeth Stevenson. 2. Cornelius, born August 
28, 1747; died October 10, 1802; married, 
March 24, 1784, Lydia, daughter of Cornelius 
and Margaretta (Lamberson) Vanderbilt, and 
aunt of the distinguished Commodore Vander- 
bilt. 3. Catharine, born August 8, 1753: died 
March i, 1835: unmarried. 4. Hendrick, re- 
ferred to below. 5. W'illiam. baptized Novem- 
ber 21, 1761 ; died young. 

(IX) Hendrick, son of Daniel and Cath- 
arine (Couwenhoven) Hendrickson, was born 
June 12, 1758, and died December i, 1840, and 
is buried on the old Hendrickson homestead 
where he was born, lived and died. He mar- 
ried, May 13, 1 78 1, Francinke, daughter of 
Cornelius R., and Jane (Denise) Covenhoven, 
will) was born November 18, 1763, and died 
March 26, 1845. Children: i. Catharine, bap- 
tized March 14, 1782: married May 23, 1803, 
Garret Lane, of Piscataway. 2. William Henry, 
referred to below. 3. Jane, born March 6, 
1792; died August 5, 1875: married, March 
23, 1808, Garret D., son of Denise and Anne 
(Schenck) Henrickson. 

(X) William Henry (i), son of Hendrick 
and Francinke (Covenhoven) Hendrickson, 
was born in the old Hendrickson homestead 

January 28, 1787, and died there February 9, 
1831. He married, January 12, 1812, Elea- 
nor, daughter of Charles and Anne (Hendrick- 
son) Du Bois, who was born August 19, 1792, 
and died September 25, 1879. Her mother was 
daughter of Daniel and Eleanor (Van Mater) 
Hendrickson, granddaughter of John and 
Annetje (Couwenhoven) Hendrickson, and 
great-granddaughter of Hendrick Hendricks, 
referred to above. Children: I. William 
Henry (2), referred to below. 2. Sarah Ann, 
born April 14, 1816; died February 20, 1843; 
married, October 21, 1834, Rev. Garret C. 
Schanck. 3. Charles Du Bois, born April 21, 
1818; died October 31, 1834. 4. Francinke, 
born August 18, 1822, died April 29, 1854; 
married, March 4, 1840, George W. Cox. 5. 
Mary, born October i, 1825: died in August, 
1898; married December 25, 1856, Henry Cor- 

(XI) Hon. William Henry (2), son of Will- 
iam Henry (i) and Eleanor (Du Bois) Hend- 
rick.son, was born on the old homestead, June 
3, 1 81 3, and died there .August 2, 1898. He 
was educated at the grammar school of Rut- 
gers College, which he left in his sophomore 
year owing to the death of his father. He 
then gave his attention largely to agricultural 
pursuits and met with marked success. As an 
appreciation of his sterling characteristics the 
peciple of Monmouth county have chosen him 
three different times to represent them in the 
state senate — from 1858 to 1 86 1, from 1872 
to 1875, and from 1875 to 1878. During his 
legislative career he was a member of the 
finance, printing and education committees, and 
during the first term chairman of the last 
named committee. His election in 1872 was 
without opposition, and his service in the 
senate was a credit to himself and an honor to 
Ills constituency. He was a presidential elector 
twice, and for fifteen years was a member of 
the Ijoard of freeholders of Monmouth coun- 
ty. He was also a member of the Geological 
Survey of Monmouth co'unty, president of the 
Middletown & Keyport Steamboat Company, 
and also of the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank 
of Matawan. He married (first) February 28, 
1839, Elizabeth E., daughter of Nimrod Wood- 
ward of Cream Ridge, who was born in 1818, 
and died December 13, 1865; (second), June 
24. 1868, Rebecca C. Fields, daughter of James 

and (Hopping) Patterson. Children, 

two by first marriage: Henry; Elizabeth; 
William Henry; and James P., all referred to 

(XII) Henry, son of William Henry and 



Elizabeth E. (Woodward) Ilendrickson, was 
bcirn in Middletown. Monmouth county, New- 
Jersey, May 16, 1855. and is now hving at 
Asbury Park, New Jersey. For his early edu- 
cation he was sent to the public school at Eaton- 
town. New- Jersey, and after three years there 
entered the Freehold Institute, where he took 
a four years course under Mr. A. G. Chambers, 
lie then went to work on his father's farm, 
where he remained until the death of the latter, 
after which he started out for himself on a 
farm of one hundred and fifty-five acres, which 
he managed successfully for many years. Sev- 
eral years ago he retired from active life, and 
letting his farm out on shares, w-ent to Asbury 
I 'ark to live. He is a Democrat in politics, and 
a member of the board of registration of 
Holmdel. He attends the Dutch Reformed 
Church. He married, in New York City, Jan- 
uary 6, 1900. Helen B.. daughter of Thomas 
and Jane (Robinson) Henderson, who was 
born in Middletown. Monmouth county. New 
Jersey. .August 2. 1871. Child: XN'altrude 
Helen, born July 12, 1905. 

(Nil) Elizabeth, daughter of William Henry 
and Elizabeth E. (Woodward) Hendrickson, 
w-as born in Aliddletow-n, New Jersey, in 1863. 
She married, June 16, 1886, \Villiam H., son 
of James S. and Anna (Hojjping) Barron, of 
Hanover, Burlington county, New Jersey. 
Child: Madeleine Hendrickson (Barron), 
born September 21, 1889. Children of James 
.S. and Anna (Hopping) Barron: William II., 
referred to above; Henry; Randall P. 

(Nil) \\"illiam Henry (2), son of William 
Henry (i) and Rebecca Fields (Patterson) 
Hendrickson, was born at Middletown, New 
Jersey, May 13, 1869, and is now living at 
Red Bank, New Jersey. After attending the 
public schools he entered the Freehold Insti- 
tute, from which he graduated in 1887, and 
went to the Stuart & Hammond Business Col- 
lege in Trenton. Then, after spending one 
year in the office of the county clerk in Free- 
hold, he took a position in the Farmers and 
Merchants Bank of Matawan, where he re- 
mained for nine years, until he went to Red 
Bank in 1899 to take a position in the Mer- 
cantile Co-operative Bank, which he retained 
until 1902, when he became a partner in the 
L.ake Marion Ice Company. Mr. Hendrickson 
is a Democrat in politics, and w-as chairman of 
the Monmouth county Democratic committee 
in 1908. He is a member of the I. C). O. F., 
the Matawan Club, the Knickerbocker C'lub of 
New York, the Monmouth County Historical 
Society, the Holland Society of New York and 

the Monmouth Boat Club. He married, in 
Philadelphia, April 12, 1898. Louisa V., only 
daughter of Henry S. and Christiana (Sharjj) 
Bush, who was born August 3, 1871. Child: 
William Henry (3), born .August 28, 1899. 

( Nil ) James P., son of William Henry ( i) 
and Rebecca C. Fields (Patterson) Hendrick- 
son. was born in Middletown, New Jersey, 
April 20, 1874. After taking the three years 
course in the Freehold Institute he went to 
the Stuart & Hammond Business College in 
Trenton for one year, and then returning home, 
working on his father's farm until 1901, when 
he started in for himself in the business as 
producer and distributor. He is a Democrat 
in politics, and a member of the Holland Soci- 
ety of New York and of the Monmouth Boat 
Club. He married. October 26, 1895, Eva C., 
daughter of Benjamin S. and Margaret (Gor- 
ley ) Payne, of Sag Harbor. Long Island, who 
vvas born September lo. 1878. Children: Henry 
Gorlev : Frank S. : Eva : Bertha ; Margaret. 

Marmadukc Hunt, the first mem- 
HL'NT bei of this family of w-hom we 
have definite information, w-as 
born about 1731, and died in Middlesex coun- 
ty , New Jersey. November 16, 1814, aged sev- 
enty-nine years. It is said that he is a de- 
scendant of the Hunt family of Hunt's Point, 
Westchester county. New '^'ork, but the first 
official record that we have of him is his mar- 
riage according to the Quaker ceremony, at 
the home of his father-in-law in Rahway, and 
he may have been a son cif the old Quaker 
.Solomon Hunt, of Rahway, who married Cath- 
arine Bishop in that place in 1729. He mar- 
ried. July 17. 1761. Elizabeth, daughter of 
.Samuel and Mary (Shotwell) Marsh of Rah- 
way. Children, as given by Rahway and 
Plainfield monthly meeting: i. Abigail, born 
November 23. 1765; died April 29. 1837; mar- 
ried Isaac, son of Jonathan and Jane (Walms- 
ley) Sayre (see Sayre). 2. Gilbert, born May 
10, 1767; died October 12, 1776. 3. James, 
referred to below-. 4. Samuel, born December 
23, 1770; died November 6, 1789. 

(11) James, son of Marmaduke and Eliza- 
beth (^larsh) Hunt, was born in Middlesex 
county. New Jersey, September 3, 1768, and 
died there December 18, 1853. He w-as a gentle- 
man farmer and large land owner in the coun- 
ty, his home farm consisting of a plantation 
of one thousand acres. In religion he was a 
birthright Quaker of the orthodox school. For 
some reason, however, not known to-day. both 
he and his wife are buried not in the Friends' 



ground Init in the Railway Presbyterian ceme- 
tery, lie married, at Westfield. New Jersey, 
June 24, 1792, Sarah, born in Railway, Sep- 
tember i"] , 1769, died there November 16, 
1852, daughter of Ezra and Jane (Freeman) 
Sayre (see Sayre). Children, all born at Rail- 
way: I. Samuel I., born April 18, 1703. tlied 
18S7; married, October 18, 1821, Elizabeth 
\'ail, of New York. 2. Jane, born October 28, 
1794; marrietl Peter Noe, of New ^'ork. 3. 
Betsy, born Jul}- 11. 1796; married Andrew 
Clark, of New \'ork, who died September 8, 
1830. 4. Nathan, born August 9, 1798; died 
June 3, 1833. 5. Mary, born September 2, 
1800: died December 3, 1893; married, August 
3, 1823, Benjamin Shotwell, of New Jersey. 

6. Noah Sayre, born March 4, 1803: died 1884. 

7. Esther, born February 26, 1805; married, 
June 18, 1827, James Earrle, of New Jersey. 

8. Harriet, born April 27. 1807; died May i, 
1896: married, March 5, 1833, Henry A. Corey, 
of New Jersey. 9. (iilbert S., born April 14, 
1809. 10. Sarah, born December 28. 181 1 ; 
died January 21, i88(); married John S. Wood- 
ward Esq., who was born in New York City, 
June 2"]. 1814, and died May 18, 1890. 11. 
Isaac Laing, referred to below. 

(HI) Isaac Laing, son of James and Sarah 
(Sayre) Hunt, was born in Railway, New 
Jersey, October 8. 1S14, and died there No- 
vember 2},, 18S3. He was a hardware manu- 
facturer, and had his shop in Newark and his 
salesrooms in New York City. He was noted 
for his musical ability, and for many years 
sang in the church choirs of Elizabeth. He 
married (first) June I'l, 1842. Caroline Grif- 
fiths, of New York; (second) July i, 1858, 
Caroline Remsen. daughter of Joseph Walker 
and Harriet (Shotwell) .\llen. Children, by 
second marriage: i. Samuel I., born February 
22. 1859. 2. \\'illiani Allen, .August 20, i8()0. 
3. Isaac Laing (2), referred to below. 4. Car- 
oline Woodward, born July 20, 1866; married 
Jackson Jaques. 5. b^ederick Mortimer, born 
May 1 8," 1872. Children of Joseph Walker 
and Harriet (Shotwell) .Mien: Joseph Ed- 
ward; J(J^eIlh Walker (2); Miriam; Mary; 
Julia ; Catliarine ; Caroline Remsen, referred to 

( 1\") Isaac Laing (2), son of Isaac Laing 
(i ) and Caroline Remsen (Allen) Hunt, was 
born in Middlesex county, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1862, and is now living at Rahway. 
New Jersey. After receiving his early educa- 
tion in the public schools he began reading 
law with Hon. Benjamin .\. \'ail, and was ad- 

mitted to the New Jersey bar as attorney in 
November, 1884. After his admission to the 
bar he entered the law ofifice of Vail & Ward, 
with whom he remained until 1892, wdien he 
opened an office for himself in Rahway and 
has since that time been engaged in the general 
practice of his profession. From 1891 to 1894 
lie acted as one of the town councilmen of 
Rahway, and during 1891 and 1892 he served 
on the water board of the town. He was one 
of the organizers and is a charter member of 
the Ilderan Outing Club of Rahway, and also 
a member of the Rahway Club. He married, 
in Newark, May 2"], 1900, Mary Estelle, daugh- 
ter of Robert and Caroline ( Dixon ) WooiUand. 
who was born October 8, 1876. No children. 

(The Sayre Line). 

William Sayre, the first member of this fam- 
ily of whom we have definite information lived 
in the parish of Podington, in the hundred of 
Willey, county Bedford, England, where he 
died 1111564. He married Alice Squyre. Chil- 
dren: I. Thomas, married Margery . 

2. Alice, married Robert West ; children : John 
and George West. 3. Agnes, married William 
Makernes ; child William Makernes Jr. 4. 
William ( 2 ), referred to below. 

( II) William (2), son of William (1 ) and 
.■\lice ( Sqyre ) Sayre. died before 1581. He 

married Elizabeth . Children : William ; 

Robert; Thomas; Francis, referred to below. 

( III ) b'rancis, son of William (2) and Eliz- 
abeth Sayre, died intestate in 1645. He lived 
ai Leighton Buzzard, a market town on the 
river Ouse, on the borders of Buckingham- 
shire, forty-one miles from London and about 
thirt}- miles south of Hinwich, the ancient 
home of the Sayres. He was a mercer or 
"silkman" by trade. He married, November 
15. 1 591, Elizabeth Atkins^ who survived him. 
Children: ' i. Francis, baptized May 14, 1592. 
2. Elizabeth, baptized April 28, 1594; married, 
November 27, 1625, Francis Wells. 3. Will- 
iam, baptized September 13, 1595: died Ajiril 
9. 1598. 4. Thomas, referred to below. 5. 
.\lice, baptized September 3, 1598. 6. John, 
baptized .August 10, 1600. 7. William, bap- 
tized September 19, 1602. 8. .Abel, baptized 
September 26, 1604. 9. Daniel, baptized Octo- 
ber 23, 1605. 10. Rebecca, baptized April 10, 
1608. II. Job, baptized January 13, 1610-11 ; 
emigrant to Massachusetts, and after removing 
to Southam])ton, Long Island, apparently dis- 
ajjpears. 12. Sara, baptized October 4, 1612; 
died February 2, 1612-13. 13. Tobias, baptized 



December 15, I'>13; married I'Vanccs ; 

cliildrjn. burn at Dunstable: .Mar_\-, Martha 
and Haiiiiah. 

( l\' ) Thomas, son of Francis and EHzal)cth 
( Atkins ) Sayrc. was born in Leighton. wiicrc 
he was baptized July 20. 1597. He died in 
Southampton. Long Island, in 1670. He lived 
at Leighton Buzzard until he was about forty 
years old. and then emigrated with his family 
t(i America and settled in Lynn. ^Lissachu- 
setts, about 1638. and two years later removed 
tc Southampton with the company of Rev. 
Abraham Pierson. His dwelling is still stand- 
ing on the main street of Southampton. The 
name of his wife is unknown. Children: i. 
Francis, died about December, i()73 : married 
Sarah Wheeler. 2. Daniel, died in 1707 or 
1708: married (first) Hannah, daughter of 
(Christopher and Frances Foster: (second) 

Sarah . 3. Joseph, referred to below. 

4 Job, died A])ril 1, 1694; married (first) 
October 27, 1670, Sarah , who died Oc- 
tober 29, 1684; (second) June 18. 16S5. ILan- 
nah Raynor, widow of Arthur Howell. 5. 
Damaris, married before 1647, David Atwater. 
one of the original settlers of Xew Haven, 
who was born in 1CM3. and died October 5, 
1692. 6. Mary, married, before 1669, Benja- 
min Price, one of the Elizabethtown Asso- 
ciates. 7. Hannah, under eighteen in 1669. 8. 
A daughter, married Edmund Howell (unless 
Thomas Sayre had married (second) Eleanor. 
widow of Edward and mother of Edmund 

(\' ) Joseph, son of Thomas Sayre, was born 
probably in Bedfordshire, England, and died 
in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, in December, 
1695. He became one of the Elizabethtown 
Associates in 1665. signed the petition to the 
governor in 1667, and took the oath of allegi- 
ance to the Dutch, .September 11, 1673. He 
was a tanner and farmer. He married Mar- 

February (1. 1737: married- 

Price, of 

tha . Chililren : 

married Hannah 

Thomas, died 171 3, 
: Daniel, referred to 
below ; Ephraim : Sarah. 

(\'l) Daniel, son of Josc])h and Martha 
Sayre, was a farmer in Elizabethtown. He 
died in 1722 or 1723. He married Elizabeth 
. Children: i. Daniel, born in No- 
vember, 1702; died 1760: married Elizabeth 
Lyon. 2. Ephraim, married, June i, 1737, 
Elizabeth Lynesson. 3. John, married (first) 
Esther Stilwell ; (second) Rachel, daughter of 
Jean Le Chevalier, and widow of Francis 
Fiowes, of Philadelphia. 4. Ebenezer, died in 
1765; married Mary . 5. Jonathan, re- 

-Maryland. 7. Sarah. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Han- 
nah, married Morris. 

(\ 11) Jonathan, son of Daniel and iiliza- 
beth Sayre, lived in l-'lizabethtown. New Jer- 
sey, where he died between October 15 and 
November i. 17(12. lie married Jane W'alms- 
ley- Children: i. l'>,ra, referred to laelow. 

2. Moses, married (first) .Agnes : and 

(second), October 26. 1777, Hnldah .Skinner. 
3 Sarah. 4. .Abner, died in .April, 1807 : mar- 
ried (first) Sarah ; (second) Joanna 

Meeker. 5. Cornelius. 6. Abigail, born in 
'75.3 • married, I'ebruary 21. 1770. Daniel Rob- 
inson, of W'estfield, New Jersey. 7. Frederick. 
8. I-'rank. 9. Hannah. 10. Isaac, born in 1762; 
died January 22, 1842 : married .Abigail, daugh- 
ter of -Marmaduke and Elizabeth (Marsh) 
hunt, referred to above. 11. Lydia. 

(\'HI) Ezra, son of Jonathan and Jane 
( W'almsley ) Sayre, was born in Elizabethtown, 
in 1739, and died in Rah way. New Jersey, Au- 
gust 24, 1775. He married. December 5, I7()8, 
Jane, daughter of Joseph hVeeman, who after 
liis death married. December, 1780. John Will- 
iams, who died in 1798. Children: i. Sarah, 
referred to Ix'low. 2. Noah, born September 
20, 1771 : died October 11, 1848; married 
E.sther Crane. 3. Elizabeth, born July 30, 
1773; married. December 8, 1810, Jonathan 
Rowland. 4. Jennet, born November 23. 1775 ; 
died November 30. 1852: married, October 27. 
1782, John Connor Jr. 

(IN) Sarah, daughter of Ezra and Jane 
(P^reeman) .Sayre, was born in Rahway, New 
Jersey, September ij , ij(»). and died there 
November 16, 1852. She married, at West- 
field, June 24, 1792, James, son of Marmaduke 
and Elizabeth (Marsh) Hunt, referred to 

ferred to below. 6. Jose])h. 

1 7 19: died 

\\'illiam Daniel Nolan, an active 
.VOL.AN factor in the business circles of 

Somerville. well known for his 
eiiterprising and jjrogressive methods, is a na- 
tive of Pleasant Clrove, Morris county, New 
Jersey, born November 8, 1880, son of George 
and Mary B. (Fisher) Nolan, who were mar- 
ried at Pleasant Grove. New Jersey, June 20, 
1878, and who were the parents of one other 
chikl, (ieorge Ray. born December 3, 1887. 
George Nolan served in the ca])acity of fore- 
man in a woolen mill; he was a Republican in 
I)olitics, and acted as sergeant and second lieu- 
tenant with the Third Connecticut Regiment, 
.Nineteenth .Army Corps, during the civil war. 
Ills wife, Alarv B. (Fisher) Nolan, born 



March 19, 1861, is a daughter of Daniel and 
Rachel ( Taylor ) Fisher, and granddaughter of 
John and Keziah (Leigh) Fisher. Daniel 
Fisher, born in Alt. Lebanon, New Jersey, was 
a farmer by occupation, a Republican in poli- 
tics and a Methodist in religion ; he was the 
father of two children John, Mary B.. afore- 
mentioned as the wife of (jeorge "N'olan. 

William Daniel Nolan attended the [niljlic 
schools of Raritan and Somerville, and subse- 
quently was a student at Packard's Business 
College, New York. In 1896 he entered the 
employ of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, 
and continued until 1900, when he became con- 
nected with the firm of Jameson & Frelinghuy- 
sen, of New York, with whom he remained one 
year, after which he entered the employ of 
Samuels, Cornwall & Stevens, insurance bro- 
kers, serving them until 1907, when he became 
a member of the firm of Nolan & Swinton, 
with offices at No. i Liberty street. New York 
City, and No. 12 West Main street, Somerville, 
New Jersey, engaged in the insurance business. 
He is a man of excellent executive ability, 
enterprise and energy, and has the happy fac- 
ulty of making friends of those with whom he 
is thrown in business contact. His political 
affiliations are with the Republican party, and 
he is connected with the Ejjiscopal church. He 
is a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of 
America, Lodge No. iofi8. Benevolent and 
Protective Order of Elks, of Somerville, Bach- 
elor Club of Somerville, and the Somerville 
Athletic Club. Mr. Nolan is unmarried. 

The Todd family is of Scotch an- 

TODD cestry, coming from the north of 

Ireland before the revolution with 

other Scotchmen to make their homes in the 

fertile valleys of Pennsylvania. 

( I ) John Todd, sometimes called John Neat- 
by Tood, was a lawyer in Philadelphia. Ac- 
cording to the census of 1790 he was living on 
North street, between Market and Race streets, 
Philadelphia, and had in his family one son 
under sixteen and three females. There was 
also a John Todd of Philadelphia mentioned as 
head of a family, having a son over sixteen, 
another under that age, and three females. 
Whether they were related is not known. 
James Todd, son of the lawyer, was head of 
family, clerk at the bank, and lived on Chest- 
nut street, between Delaware and Sixth streets. 
Children of John Todd : James and John, 
both mentioned below. 

( II ) John Todd ( 2 ) , son of John ( i ) Todd, 
was also an attornev at law. He married, in 

1790, Dolly Payne, born May 20, 1768, while 
her mother was visiting in North Carolina, 
daughter of John and Mary (Coles) Payne, 
of Hanover county, Virginia. Her parents 
were Quakers, joining the Society of Friends 
after their marriage; they set free their slaves 
and moved to Pennsylvania when Dolly was 
about eleven years old. She was educated in 
Philadelphia. In 1791, after her father died, 
her mother took boarders; in 1793 the mother 
left Philadelphia to live with her daughter, 
Mrs. George Steptoe Washington, afterwards 
with her other daughters. Her choice of a 
husband, we are told, met with the full ap- 
proval of her parents, and was commended to 
them by his high character, which had already 
won for him the love, respect and confidence 
of his friends. Pie was a young lawyer, tall, 
handsome in face and figure, of manly bearing, 
inde])endent in means, and well established in 
liis profession, and had given every promise of 
future eminence at the bar. Her great joy and 
hajipiness from her marriage was of but three 
brief years duration, and she was then to know 
the first sorrows of her life, and in nobly bear- 
ing them her own heart was to be softened, 
refined, purified and chastened by affliction. 
She had two sons — John Payne Todd, born 
February 29, 1792, and William Temple Todd, 
born 1793. \\ hen the yellow fever epidemic 
broke out in I hiladelphia in 1793, Todd re- 
moved his wife and son Payne to a place of 
safety, and returned to the city bravely to con- 
sole, encourage and sustain the sick and dying. 
He attended the deathbeds of both father and 
mother, victims of the plague, and with a truly 
Christian fortitude, yielding not to the solicita- 
tions of his devoted wife, remained at his post 
of self-imposed and self-sacrificing duty, faith- 
ful unto death, answering her protests by say- 
ing : "Let what may befall me, these duties 
must be done, and after that I will never leave 
you again." He returned to her when the 
epidemic subsided, and thgn followed a tearful 
and heart-breaking scene. The young wife 
threw herself into his arms, but he bore with 
lum all unconscious the seeds of the dread 
disease, and died October 24, 1793, while, she 
the adored, having taken the fever, lay at the 
[piiint of death for three terrible weeks and 
recovered only to find herself bereft of hus- 
band and infant. No words of eloquence are 
needed to do honor to the husband's memory 
and to prove that he was every way worthy 
of his noble wife, and richly endowed with 
the manly qualities which win and keep a true 
woman's heart. His character speaks in the 




details of liis life and death, and the language 
of his will is his eulogy, which may well be 
quoted: "I give and devise my estate real and 
personal to the dear wife of my bosom, and 
first and only woman ujion whom my all and 
only affections were placed, Dolly Payne Todd 
* * * trusting that, as she has proved an 
amiable and affectionate wife to her John, she 
may prove an aft'ectionate mother to my little 
Payne and the sweet babe unborn. "Sly last 
prayer is may she educate him in the ways of 
honesty, though he may he obliged to beg his 
bread, remembering that will be better to him 
than a name and riches." His widow married 
(second) James Madison, who afterwards be- 
came president of the United States, and she 
became Dolly Madison, perhaps the most fam- 
ous American beauty of her day, the most 
distinguished of the wives of American presi- 

(II) James, son of John (i) Todd, was 
born in Philadelphia, about 1775. He married 
Alice, daughter of Samuel Poultney, who was 
a well-known loyalist during the revolution. 
Among his children was John Xeatby, men- 
tioned below. 

(III) John Neatby Todd, son of James 
Todd, was born in Philadelphia, about 1789. 
He was a purser in the United States navy. 
In religion he was a Quaker. He married 
Julia Parsons. Children, the first four born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the others in Cam- 
bridge, ]\Iassachusetts: i. Julia Parsons, born 
1820; married G. H. Scott, admiral. United 
States navy. 2. Samuel, born 1822. 3. John, 
born 1824. 4. Benjamin Parsons, born 1826: 
attorney at law. New 'S'ork City ; married Mary 
E. Parsons, daughter of C. S. Parsons, of New 
York City. 5. James Madison, born 1835. 6. 
William Ro.gers, mentioned below. 7. Henry 
Davis, born 1838; United States navy; mar- 
ried Flora Johnson, daughter of Chancillor 
Johnson, of Annajiolis, Maryland. 

( I\' ) \\'illiam Rogers, son of John Neatby 
Todd, was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
June 15, 1837. He attended the public schools 
of Cambridge and of Brooklyn, New York. 
He is president of the Quincy Mining Com- 
pany. In politics he is a Republican, but has 
never held or sought public office. He is a 
membe'- of the Episcopal church. Fie married 
(first) at Brooklyn, October 2, 1866, Margaret 
L. Owens, who was born October 2, 1848. He 
married (second) at Brooklyn. June 14. 1S93, 
Emily M. Thomas. Children: ji)hn ].. born 
1874: William Parsons, born 1877: James 
Madison, born 1882. 

James Davis, the first member of 
D.W IS this family of whom we have defi- 
nite inform;ition, was a farmer. 
When he was twelve years old he was brought 
from the state of Maryland to Port Monmouth, 
Moniuoutli county. New Jersey, where he 
established himself, and in addition to his 
agricultural work interested hiiuself in the 
fisheries industry. He was a \\ big and later 
a ReiJublican in ])olitics, and served on both 
the town committee and as a school trustee. 
He married Mary Elenor Roop. Children: i. 
James. 2. Elizabeth .Ann. 3. John Harrison, 
referred to below. 4. Daniel Roo]). 5. Mary 
Elenor. 6. George Washington. 7. Hannah 
Maria. 8. Jacob Manchester, y. Maryland 
\'irginia. 10. Charles Wilson. 

( II ) John Harrison, son of James and Mary 
Elenor Davis, was born at Port Monmouth, 
Monmouth county. New Jersey, August 22, 
1844, and died at Long Branch, Monmouth 
county. New Jersey, January 12, 1905. After 
leaving school he entered the employ of the 
Raritan & Delaware Bay Railroad Company, 
now a part of the Central Railroad of New 
Jersey. He advanced to the position of engi- 
neer, remaining with the railroad company 
until May 1904. when he retired to engage in 
tlie coal and hardware business at Long Branch, 
New Jersey. He was a Republican in politics, 
but held no public office. He was a trustee of 
the Simpson Memorial Methodist Church at 
Long Branch, New Jersey. He married, at 
Port Monmouth. New Jersey, December 31, 
1868, Anna Wilhelmina, daughter of Daniel 
anil Elizabeth Roop, who was born at Port 
Monmouth. New Jersey, April 10, 1852, and 
is now living at I-ong P)ranch, New Jersey. 
Children: I. John Harrison (2), referred to 
below. 2. Anna Wilhelmina, born .-\pril i, 
1875. 3. Bainbridge Jones, born Alay 28, 
1878: married Florence Farley. Children of 
Daniel and Elizabeth Roop: i. Rebecca, mar- 
ried Theodore Francis. 2. Anna Wilhelmina, 
referred to above. 3. Daniel Jacob. 

( III ) John Harrison (2), son of John Har- 
rison ( I ) and .\nna Wilhelmina ( Roop) Davis, 
was born at Manchester (Lakehurst), Ocean 
county. New Jersey, July 9, 1873, a"*' 's now 
living at Long Branch, New Jersey. He re- 
ceived his education in the public schools of 
Long Branch, and graduated from the high 
school in June. 1892, and then entered on his 
(iro.-.perous and successful career in the bank- 
ing business. His first position was that of 
clerk in the First National Bank, of Long 
Branch. New Jersey, which position he secured 



and held fnnii June 24, 1891, until December 
31, 1898, when he became one of the organ- 
izers of the Citizens' National Bank of Long 
Branch, New Jersey,' which opened for busi- 
ness March 8. 1899. In this latter institution 
Air. Davis took the post of bookkeeper and 
served as such until 1904, when he was ap- 
pointed assistant cashier, a position which he 
held for four years, until he was appointed 
cashier in 1908. Mr. Davis is a Republican in 
politics, and since 1904 has served as city 
treasurer of Long Branch. He is a member of 
Abacus Lodge, No. 182, F. and A. M., of Long 
Branch; Standard Chapter, No. 35, R. A. M. : 
Royal Arcanum, Loyal Association, Improved 
Order of Heptasophs, and Long Branch Lodge, 
No. 742, B. I'. O. E. He is also a trustee of the 
Simpson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church 
at Long ISranch. He married in h'reehokl, New 
Jersey, October 16, 1895, Alida, daughter of 
Matthias and Hannah (Truax) W'oolley, who 
was born April 8, 187 1 ( see W'oolley in index ). 
No. children. 

The Sutphen family may just- 
SUTPHEN ly lay claim to considerable 

antiquity, representatives hav- 
ing come to this country at an early date, and 
th.eir careers have been closely and honorably 
ioentiiied with the aiTairs of this country. Its 
representatives are now numerous and through 
many generations have been prominent along 
various lines of honorable business endeavor. 

( I ) Dirck Sutphen, immigrant ancestor, 
born in Holland, landed m America in 1651, 
settling at New Utrecht, Long Island. He 
married Elizabeth Jans Jacobson, and among 
their children was (iuisbert, see forward. He 
died 1707. 

(II) Ciuisbert. son of Dirck and Elizabeth 
Jans (Jacobson) Sutphen, was born in 1693, 
at New Utrecht, Long I