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Among the numerous families of 
SMITH Smiths which have been identified 
with New Jersey and Salem coun- 
ties none has a more honorable record than 
that branch of the family which is at present 
under consideration, 

( I ) John, son of William Smith, the founder 
of the family in America, was born in county 
Kent, England, in 1645. He was one of the ex- 
ecutors of John Fenwick, and in 1685 he and his 
wife came to America on board the ship "Ariel," 
Kdmund Daily, master. They landed at New 
L'astle, June, 1695. The following August, 
Smith same to Salem and purchased one thous- 
and acres of land in Upper Mannington from 
Samuel and Anna Hedge, and here he made 
his permanent home. From that time to this 
the place has been known as Smithfield. It is 
said that he was a relative as well as a friend 
and an executor of John Fenwick, and the 
testimony of his contemporaries is that he was 
possessed of more than ordinary interest and 
business capacity. In 1673 John Smith mar- 
ried Susanna, daughter of Edward Alarcy, and 
they had two children born in England who 
died the first year after they arrived in this 
country. Their children born in America were: 
I. Susanna born eighth month 8, 1689. 2. Jo- 
seph, referred to below. 3. John, Jr., born 
1693. 4. Samuel, 1696. 5. Elizabeth, born 
third month 3, 1703, married Judge John, son 
of Samuel Bacon, of Cohansey. 

(II) Joseph, second child and eldest son of 
John and Susanna (Marcy) Smith, was born 
in 1691, and by his wife had one son Thomas, 
referred to below. 

(III) Thomas, only son of Joseph Smith, 
of Smithfield. married, in 1740, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Elisha and Abigail (Davis) Bassett. 
She was born in 1719 and was the eldest child 
in a family of thirteen. Children of Thomas 
and Sarah (Bassett) Smith were : i. Williairi, 
referred to below. 2. David, born seventh 
month 17, 1744, married Alary, daughter of 
James Jr. and Mary (Oakford) Chamblcss, of 
Alloway's Creek. 3. Thomas, born first month 
25, 1747, married Hannah Shillis. 

(IV) WilHam, eldest child of Thomas and 
Sarah (Bassett) Smith, was born eighth 

month 31, 1741. He was a captain during the 
revolutionary war and served with great dis- 
tinction in the American army. Many anec- 
dotes have been preserved which prove his 
bravery and presence of mind, and the devo- 
tion which he inspired in his men. The fol- 
lowing is taken from pages 418-19, Historical 
Collections of New Jersey, by John W. Bar- 
ber: "During these petty manoeuvres of the 
enemy, the spirit of our soldiers was excited 
to such a degree, as that there appeared to be 
an almost unanimous disposition in the militia 
to go over the bridge and chastise them. The 
most wary of the officers opposed the move- 
ment proposed, because the orders of the com- 
manding officer had been peremptory that they 
were to stand their ground and defend the 
bridge to the last extremity, should the enemy 
attempt to force a passage in his absence. 
During this parley among thein, a little 
Frenchman by the name of Decoe, a lieutenant, 
who was full of fight, represented to Captain 
William Smith, then the senior officer present, 
how easy it would be for them to go over and 
'drub those insolent rascals.' Captain Smith 
being equally animated, forthwith mounted his 
horse, and called upon his men to follow. They 
immediately obeyed and marched on, or rather 
huddled promiscously along the road, with 
scarcely any military order. The decoying 
enemy, seeing the confused manner in which 
the militia were approaching them, feigned a 
retreat. Captain Smith, being in advance of 
his men. was calling upon them to hasten on, 
saying, 'We will have them before they get to 
Millhollow,' — a ravine over which the then 
road leading to Salem passed, and about two 
miles from Quinton's bridge. During this 
higgledy-piggledy marching, if I may so call it, 
no one thought, while passing, to examine 
either the barn, dwelling-house, or swamp in 
the rear of it. When the militia had advanced 
some yards beyond the house, the enemy rose 
up, and poured forth upon our people a most 
destructive fire, from the swamp, house, barn, 
and fences, under which many of them were 
secreted. The militia were thrown into con- 
fusion. It was at this moment that Captain 
Smith displayed great bravery and presence of 



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111111(1 in alliiiipting to rally his men. but they 
were s(i ci>iiii)lctely surprised that he could 
IK it fciriii tlu-iu into line. The light-horse 
I'n.iii the \vn(id> iiiiw came dashing among 
llieiu : hut their horses, being untrained, soon 
frightened at the clash of arms and report of 
guns, and could not be brought within striking 
distance of tlu' sabre, except in a few instan- 
ces. ( )ur i)eople retreated fighting in small 
.s(|uads. and although at first sur])ri.sed, and 
attacked in flank and rear, they made good 
their retreat across the bridge, but with the loss 
of between thirty and forty of their comrades, 
t/olonel I land, of the Cumberland militia, 
being infdrmed b\' C'cilonel Holmes that the 
eiieniN were in Salem. i)Ut his regiment in mo- 
tion, and was hastening to join Holmes at Ouin- 
lon's bridge, and by an unforseen I'rovidencc, 
as designed, he arrived there at the very moment 
when the enemy was dealing death and de- 
struction among our people. Immediately on 
his arrival, he ])laced his men in the trenches 
which our soldiers had but a little while be- 
fore left, and ojiened upon the pursuing enemy 
sucli a continued and well-directed fire, as 
soon put a ^top to their career, and saved our 
peoiiK- from being cut to jiieces. Hand had 
with him two jiiecev of artillery, which, wlien 
they opened, soon obliged the enemy to face 
about. Captain .Smith had some of his hair 
shot away from the back part of his head, a 
bullet grazed his loins, and his horse received 
two bullets in him, yet he carried his rider 
safe over the bridge, and then fell dead under 

Cai)tain .Smiib married Sarah, daughter of 
James Chambless, Jr., sister of his brother 
David's wife. Their children were : I. Mary, 
married lolin b'llet. 2. Charles. 3. Washing- 
ton. 4. James, married Hannah .\llen. 3. 
I'leulah. married Jose]ili H. Wilson, of IMiila- 
delphia. h. Clement. 7. Attila. Charles and 
.\ttila never married. 

( \' ) Washington, son of Captain William 
and .Sarah ( Chambless) Smith, had one son, 
Peter, referred to below. .After her first hus- 
band's death Mrs. Smith married (second) 
Joseph !■".. I'lrown. 

( \ 1 I i'eter. only son of Wasiiington -Smith, 
was bnin in Salem county. Xew Jersey, in 
1805. lie married Elizabeth .\nn h'llet, ana 
by her had six sons: James \\'ashington, Jesse 
Patrick. Samuel Patrick. E])liraini Carll. 
Thomas JetTerson, Peter Elmer. 

I \'n I Thomas Jefi'ersoii. son of Peter 
.'^iiiitb. was born in Salem county. New Jersey. 
.\pril 2\. 1841. and is now living in Bridge- 

t(in. .\ew Jersey. Flntering Williams College 
he graduated in 1862, and finished his medical 
studies in the L'niversit\- of Pennsylvania, 
where he graduated in the class of 1866. He 
then entered upon the practice of his profes- 
sion, and after siJending one year in Camden, 
Xew Jersey, settled permanently in ISridgeton, 
where he has led an active, useful honorable 
and successful life. During this time he has 
stood at the head of his profession in the 
county and state, and in more than one direc- 
tion has been the promoter and author of some 
(jf the greatest of the medical alleviations 
which the state enjoys. For many years he 
was the president of the Cumberland County 
Medical .Society, and for ten years was the 
representative from that society to the State 
Medical Society. For eight years also he was 
chairman of the standard committee of the 
State Society, and edited its annual volumes 
of transactions. At the meeting of that body 
in June, 1894, in recognition of his ability he 
was elected second vice-president, and after 
serving for three years in this capacity the so- 
ciety bestowed upon him the greatest gift in 
its possession, the office of president. Dr. 
Smith is also a member of the American Acad- 
emy of Medicine, an organization composed 
exclusively of college graduates, and of the 
-American Medical Association. In 1893 ^''^ 
was a delegate to the Pan-American Medical 
Congress held in Washington. From time to 
time he has contributed papers to the proceed- 
ings of the various medical societies to which 
he belongs, which have been of exceptional 
work and value. .After the bill had been in- 
troduced and passed by the New Jersey leg- 
islature, in 1894, establishing a home for epi- 
leptics, and the bill had been voted by the gov- 
ernor. Dr. Smith, as soon as he became the 
president of the Jersey State Medical Society, 
began an active campaign to bring about the 
establishment of such a home, and his first 
address as president before the society on the 
problem of dependency is one of the most 
powerful pleas and arguments ujion the sub- 
ject that has ever appeared, and its publication 
and distribution was the main cause for the 
bringing about of the establishment which he 
desired, in 1898. This finally took form in 
the New Jersey State \'illage for E])ileptics at 
Skillman. Xew Jerse\-. where from three to 
four hundred epileptic patients find a home 
and care. I'"rom its incepti(jn Dr. Smith was 
one of the board of managers of the insti- 
tution and for ten years was its treasurer. 
The last ])osition. however, owing to the pres- 



surt 111 uvcrwork, he was ubligcd to rt-sigti 
Me has also for many years been the president 
of the mecHcal staf? of the Bridgeton Hospital. 
He has been the medical director of the Cum- 
berland County Hospital. Dr. Smith has been 
active and prominent in various societies and 
organizations, among which should be men- 
tioned the Sons of the American Revolution, 
the Grand .\rmy of the Republic, of which he 
is an associate member, the Alasonic order, in- 
cluding the Knights Templar, He is tlu prc'-i- 
dent of the board of trustees of the South Jer- 
se\- Institute, and is a member of the board ot 
directors of the Xew |erse\- Training School 
for Feeble Minded Children. He is a deacon 
in the Raptist church. 

Thomas Jefferson Smith. M. I)., married 
Mary, daughter of E. V. Glover, of Camden. 
Xew Jersey, March 28, 1871. 

.According to the records of East- 
ll.WD hampton. Eong Island, the Hand 
family came originally from Stan- 
>te(le. county Kent, England, and according to 
ludge Alfred Hand, of Scranton, I'enns_\l- 
vania, their arms are : .Vrgent. a chevron azure 
between three hands gules. Crest : On a 
wreath argent and a gules a buck trippant or. 
(I) John Hand, first of the name in this 
country, appears on a whaling list in South- 
ampton in 1644. .\t the time of the settlement 
of Eastham])ton, Eong Island, in i'^48, he was._ 
one of the com].)any from Southampton who 
founded the new settlement. He was born in 
1 61 1 and died in 1660, leaving seven children, 
by his wife Alice, daughter of William .Stan- 
borough, of Canons Ashbie, England, sister to 
Josiah Stanborougli. of Eynn and Southamp- 
ton : I. John. 2, Stephen, died 1693; had eight 
children, one of whom. Joseph, was in West 
|erse\' in 1 703. 3. Joseph. 4. Benjamin, re- 
moved with his family to Cape May county, 
whence his descendants spread into lUirling- 
ton and Hunterdon counties, Xew Jersey. 5. 
Thomas, referred to below. 6. Margaret or 
Mary. 7. Shamgar. 

( II ) Thomas, son of John and .Mice I .Stan- 
borough) Hand, of Easthanipton. Eong Island, 
removed from Long Island to Cape May coun- 
ty. Xew Jersey, and died there in 1714, leaving 
a will written October 21. 1709, and proved 
Xovember 3, 1714, in which he mentioned his 
wife, three (laughters and four sons, two of 
whom, however, he does not name, and dis- 
poses of personal and real property including 
slaves. The witnesses are his brother. Sham- 
gar Hand. John Townsend and Samuel Mat- 

thews. The inventory of his personal estate 
made ( )ctober 9, 1714, b)' John I'aige and John 
Parsons, amounted to £302, 14 shillings. i'>y 
his wife Katharine, he had; i. John. 2. 
Recompense. 3-4. Two sons, mentioned but 
not named in his will, 5. Deborah. 6. Alice 
or Elsie. 7. I'rudence, married a Crowell. 8. 
Thomas, referred to below. 

( HI ) Thomas ( 2 ), son of Thomas ( i ) and 
Katharine Hand, was of age in 1699, died 
about May, 1732. In his will he mentioned 
the following nine children: 1. Thomas (3). 
2. lacol). died 1772: married E.xperience 
Crowell. 3. Eidia. 4. Lucy. 3. .^aron. died 
intestate, between 1763 and 1768. 0. Levi, died 
intestate, between 1734 and 1738. 7. Jeremiah, 
of Maurice river, .Salem count}'. 8. Mary. 
I). Jerusha. 

{I\-\ I Lp to tlie present lime no docu- 
ment has come to light which will enable us 
to say with certainty exactly who the descend- 
ants of the two brothers .\aron and Levi Hand, 
the sons of Thomas ( 2 ) were. As the descend- 
ants of all of Thomas' other children are ac- 
counted, it is absolutely certain that Levi Hand, 
referred to below\ is the grandson of one of 
these two men and it is to be hoped that a 
search of private papers and documents will 
bring to light not only the proof neces.sary to 
establish the exact relationship of Levi to 
.Varon, and Levi, sons of Thomas, but also to 
trace out the children of both these men. 

( \'I ) Levi, grandson of either .Aaron or 
Levi, sons of Thomas (2) Hand, lived in 
.Miildle lownshi]). Cape May county, Xew Jer- 
sey, and wrote his will October 31. 1818. It 
was proved October 26, 1820. In it he men- 
tions the following children : A daughter 
Zeviah (Sophia) Alatthew : a son Levi, to 
whose son Levi he leaves his big Bible : sons 
Aaron and Thomas, and grandson Samuel 
Matthew, w'ho is his executor. The witnesses 
to this will are Xaomi Hand. Jonathan Hand 
and Jonathan Hand. Jr. 

( \TI ) Aaron, son of Levi Hand, of Middle 
township, names in his will, which is dated 
May 2/, 1845, and proved June 14, 1852, his 
wife, Rebecca Mulford. his son. Aaron Dennis, 
who is to be guardian of his son Thomas, and 
his son. Ephraim IMulford: his daughters. 
.Mary Hoffman and Rebecca Ann Wiley. Re- 
becca's husband was James Wiley ; Mary's was 
George Hoffman; Ephraim Midford married 
Regina Cummings. of Fishing Creek, .\arou 
Dennis, referred to below. 

( \ 111 ) Aaron Dennis, son t>f Aaron and 
Rebecca ( Mulford ) Hand, was born in Middle 



township. Cape .May cininty. June 29. 1819. 
died there Eebtuary 13, 1900. He was a farmer. 
In 1845 he married" Anna Maria, daughter 
of [onathan and Azuba Corneha (Whitaker) 
i'\)wler. born April 19, 1821. Their children 
were: 1. Rebecca Mulford. (bed at age of 
eighteen: married .\lbion Hall, and had one 
son. Swain Albioii, died at two months. 2. 
Isaac Wiley, a farmer of llurleigh, Xew Jer- 
sey ; married Clara \irginia. daughter of 
Charles and Barbara (Young) Shivers, and 
has one child. Jones l!ean, who married Eliza 
Xeal. and have one son. Aaron Mulford. born 
September 24. 1909. 3. .Anna .Maria, referred 
to below. 4. Seth Whidlin. died in infancy. 5. 
.Aaron Wihnon, a clergyman living at 
.Salem. Xew Jersey: married Matilda Butler 
Williams, of I'aterson, Xew Jersey, and had 
four children ; .\lexander Rogers, died in in- 
fancy : .Mary Eouise : Donald Dunstan ; Ken- 
neth Cromwell. (). Mary Hoffman, died at the 
age of seven years. 7. Harry Cobb, a druggist 
at Trenton : unmarried. 

(IX) Anna Maria, third child and second 
daughter of .Aaron Dennis and .\nna Maria 
(Fowler) Hand, was born in Middle tow-nship. 
near Cape May City, New Jersey. She was 
sent to public and private school at Cape May 
Court House, after which for two years she 
attended the Xew Jersey State Xormal School 
at Trenton, and then entered the W'omens' 
Medical College of Philadelphia, taking the 
full four years" course and graduating with the 
degree of Doctor of Medicine. She then took 
a ]iost-graduate course at the I'olyclinic, after 
which she became the resident physician in 
full charge of the Philadelphia Maternity Hos- 
pital, at Eleventh and Cherry streets, Philadel- 
phia. In 1892 .she went to Cape May City 
where she entered upon the general practice of 
her profession and there she has remained ever 
since, gaining the affection and esteem of the 
cfMiinnuiity. Dr. Hand is the vice-president 
of the Ca])e May County Medical Society, and 
is the chairman of the local committee of enter- 
tainment which welcomed and entertained the 
Xew Jersey Medical Society at its meeting at 
Cape May City in June, 1909. .She is also a 
member of the Cape May City P>aptist church 
and has charge of the primary department in 
the Sunday school. 

Dr. Eland's maternal grandfather, Josiah 
Whitaker, was one of the largest land owners 
of his day in Cumberland county. He w'as a 
revolutionary soldier, having served his coun- 
try during the war of the revolution and was 
one of the soldiers under \Vashington during 

the memorable winter at \ alley Forge. He 
was a pensioned soldier up to the time of his 

.Among the representative men 
FULLER of New Jersey of the pres- 
ent day who owe their origin to 
those who settled in other colonies, there is no 
more worthy representative than the Hon. 
Royal Paran Tuller, judge of Cumberland 
count)', Xew Jersey, whose ancestry belongs to 
those hardy pioneers who left New England 
and Xew York in order to make the wilderness 
of the ( )hio X'alley blossom as a rose. 

I 1 I luiiery Rounds Tuller, father of Royal 
I'aran 'Fuller, was born at Genesee, New York, 
(jctober i, 1824. \\'hile a young man he went 
from Genesee to Buft'alo, from there to Cleve- 
land. Ohio, and later on removed to Fairfield. 
( )hio. -After stopping for some time in New- 
ark, Ohio, he finally settled in Vineland, New 
Jersey, in i8()6. where he remained engaged in 
the practice of his profession until his death 
in 189 1. .Shortly after removing to Ohio he 
began the study of medicine under Professor 
Beckwith. of Cleveland, and became one of 
the first homeopathic physicians in the United 
States. His brothers and sisters also left the 
paternal home in Genesee and removed else- 
where. Some of the descendants of the origi- 
nal stock are still living near Hartford, Con- 
necticut. Dr. Tuller married Jane, daughter 
of Dr. Lemuel Powers, of Plymouth, Ohio, 
whose mother was one of the Bacons of New 
England. Her Aunt .Abigail was the wife of 
Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of 
the United States. Children: i. Malcolm 
Bacon, born September 8, 1852, deceased; 
graduate of the Hahnemann Homoeopathic 
Medical College of Philadelphia ; survived by 
two children. Slary Bacon and Agnes. 2. Hor- 
ace Lamb, September 16, 1854, died in 1894; 
married .Annie Jones, of Norfolk, A'irginia. 
3. Willis Norman, Alarch 15, 1857; an attor- 
ney at law ; married .Adah Wilder, of Cincin- 
nati. 4. Royal Paran, referred to below. 5. 
John Jay, December 26, 1861 ; physician in 
Philadelphia : graduate of Hahnemann Homoeo- 
pathic Medical College of Philadelphia; has 
taken post-graduate courses at Paris, Berlin 
and Vienna ; unmarried. 6. Daisy Elinor, May 
II, 1866; residing in Philadelphia; married 
Herman E. Bonschur, of Philadelphia, who 
has one child, Margaret Powers. 

(11) Royal Paran, son of Emery Rounds, 
M. D.. and Jane (Powers) Tuller, was born 
at Xewark, Ohio, February 12, 1859, and is 



now living at \ ineland, \e\v Jersey. For lii^ 
early education he was sent to the public 
schools of Newark. Ohio, and \'ineland, New 
lersey, where he came with his father when 
seven years of age. This training he supple 
mented by private courses of study, after which 
he took up the study of law in the office of 
Edwin M. Turner. Esc|nire, of Vineland, and 
tinallv received his certificate of proficiency in 
legal study from the Hon. Thomas W. Walker, 
of \'ineland. In June, 1881, he was admitted 
to the New Jersey bar as attorney, but did not 
immediately enter upon the ]>ractice of his pro- 
fession, being for a time engaged in other pur- 
suits. In November, 1892, he was admitted 
to the New Jersey bar as counsellor, since 
which time he has been engaged in the practice 
of his profession. In politics Judge TuUer is 
a Republican, and he has been active and in- 
fluential in party affairs, both local and state. 
For some time he was the tax collector for 
both the township and the borough of \'ine- 
land. and he has also been the solicitor for the 
city and the borough of N'ineland. In 1907 
(Governor E. C. .Stokes a])pointed him judge 
of Cumberland county, and February 16, 1909, 
he was reappointed to the same position by 
Governor Fort. He is a member of the New 
Jersey Bar Association and of the Cumberland 
County Bar Association. He is a firm Ijeliever 
in the benefits accruing from membership in 
tile fraternal orders and organizations, and he 
is influential and occupies a high ]josition in 
their councils. He is a jiast worshipful master 
of ^'ineland Lodge, No. fx). Free and .\ccepted 
Ma.sons, of \'ineland ; a member of Eureka 
Chapter, No. 18. Royal Arch Masons, of Vine- 
land-; a Knight Temjilar, and a member of the 
( )rder of Jimior Alechanics. Judge Tuller is 
a member of the .New Jerusalem church. No- 
vember 21. 190^. he married Anna, daughter 
of John Wesley' Smith, of Millvillc. New Jer- 

The Mays are an old and .substantial 
M.V^ New Jersey family, and for perhaps 

more than a century have been quite 
numerous in Morris county. The earliest 
representative of the particular family here 
treated of whom there appears to be any reli- 
able account was born in .Morris couiitw but 
there apjjears to be no present means by which 
to determine just how many generations of 
his ancestors may have lived there before his 

(I| Isaac May. with whom our present 
narrative nnist begin. \\as born in llani.i\cr 

township. Morris countw New lersev. previ- 
ous to the revolutionary war. but tlie exact 
perioil of his life is not known, nor the name 
i>f his wife, nor the date of their marriage. 
Their children were I'^dward. Liicv and Charles 

(11) Charles 11.. son of Isaac May. was 
born m I lano\er. New lersev. in 17i)(i. died in 
raterson in 185(1. ' l"-' ^rst came to I'aterson 
about 1820; he then spent a number of years 
ill ( ieorgia and again returned to Paterson and 
s])ent the remainder of his days there. He was 
a harness maker by ]5rincipal occupation. He 
is remembered as having been a well informed 
man on all subjects of local and general im- 
portance, having been given a good education 
in the ci.iinmon schools of his native town. In 
1854 he was elected to the legislature and ap- 
pears to have exercised consitlerable influence 
in political affairs. I le married twice and had 
children by both <.if his wives. The name of 
his second wife, wlumi he married in New 
^'ork City in 1840. was Mrs. Maria ( Kier- 
steacl I \ an llouteii. born b'airfield, Morris 

county, in l8o() died 1872, widow of 

\ an llouten and daughter of Henry W. Kier- 
stead. of h'airfield. She was a direct lineal 
descendant of .\nneke Jans, progenitor of one 
of the notable families of New York City and 
who at one time owned a considerable part of 
the vast possessions of the corporation of 
Trinitx' Church and its parish. The life and 
historv of .\nneke Jans is made the subject 
of s])ecial mention elsewhere in these annals, 
hence needs no re])etition in this ]ilace. By her 
first Inisljand Mrs. \'an llouten had two sons, 
W illiani \'an Houten and Peter S. \^an Hou- 
len. I'lV his first marriage Charles H. May hail 
six children: Lucetta. Jane. Maria, Elizabeth, 
lulward and I'annie ; and by his second mar- 
riage he had one son, Charles H., Jr. 

(Ill ) Charles II. ( 2 ) son of Charles H. ( 1 ) 
and .M.iria ( Kierstead-\'an Houten) May, was 
lioni III I'aterson, New Jersey, .Viiril 8, 1841, 
,111(1 tiT many years previous to his retirement 
from active pursuits was jjrominently identified 
with the industrial life of that city. He was 
educated in jirivate schools and Trenton .Acad- 
emy, and after his school days were ended be- 
gan his business career as bookkeeper for Todd 
iS: Rafferty, general machinists of Paterson, 
and remained with that firm about three years ; 
then was employed in the same capacity by 
the Watson Alachine Company for the next 
four years. In 1864 he became senior partnei 
of the firm of May, Rea & Company, and 
thereafter was actix'ch' en<raged in industrial 


STATF. ( >l- Xl'.W IICRSEY, 

l)iirMiit> until about 1883, ^^ I't'ii he was made' 
treasurer ami i,'eneral manager of the Enter- 
])rise Manufacturing Company. This position 
lie held for a few years and then retired from 
all business connections, although since that 
time he has given efficient service in various 
official capacities, member of the board of edu- 
cation for two years and deputy receiver of 
taxes fri)!n 1888 to igo2. In political prefer- 
ence he is a firm republican and always has 
shown a commendable interest in public affairs. 
1 le also for many years has been a ])rominent 
figure in .Masonic circles and is a member and 
past master of Lvanhoe I-odge. No. 88. I'^ree 
and .Accepted Masons: member of .\delphic 
Chapter, No. 33, Royal .Arch Masons ; member 
of Melita Commandery, X'o. 13. Knights Tem- 
jilar, all of Paterson, and member of Mecca 
Temple, .\ncient Arabic Order Nobles Mystic 
Shrine, of New York City. lie is a member 
of I'aterson Lodge, No. 60, Benevolent and 
Protective Order of Elks, ami a member and 
f(jr fifteen years one of the board of governors 
of the Mamilton Club, of Paterson. Air. Alay 
is a stockholder in the Paterson .Savings Insti- 
tiitiiiu .111(1 the h'ir^t National Pank of Pater- 

l)eceiiii)er 30, \H()2. he married, at i'aterson, 
Sarah Louise .Allen, born Paterson, December 
rc). 1842, daughter of Ste]ihen and Catherine 
(.Alien) .\iien, whose cliiidren were: Alpheus 
.S., Stephen \\.. Sarah Louise and i^nma Allen. 
.Mr. and .Mrs. May have liad two children. 
Cora Louise, l)orn .April 2. 18(14, and Rditli. 
May 31, 1882. died 1883. 

During the last quarter of the 
\\'iL.S()\ eighteenth and the first cpiarter 
iif the nineteentli centurv tiiere 
liad l)een little immigration to tliis country, 
owing to various causes, iiut principallv due to 
tlie elYects of the revolution and the war of 
1812. ;ind the fact tliat iuirope was also fully 
occupied \vitii its own affairs. With tlie close 
of the \'a])oleonic wars, however, there came 
upon the llritish isles a series of famines and 
industrial distresses which, cou])led with visions 
of unexampled prosperity and unjirecedented 
freedom, drew an ever increasing mmiber of 
the l)est yeomen and other workmen to .Amer- 
ica. .\moiig tiiis number was the founder of 
tile Wiisdu f;imily at present under coiisidera- 

{ I ) Tiiomas Wilson, the founder of the 
family, was an Irish farmer, and came over to 
tliis country with his bride about 1835. He set- 
tled in (lloiicestcr cnuiitv. New lerscv, wliere 

lie not onl\ liecame a prosperous ye<jnian, but 
also carried on a lunil)ering business on c|uite a 
large scale, until liis death, wiiich occurred 
.March 25, i8(/). 

His wife, I'lllen j. I^awrence, who was born 
and married in Ireland, was a descendant of 
one of the old F'rench Huguenot refugees who 
had Hed to l^lngiand and Ireland in order to 
escape the persecutions which succeeded the 
revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Under 
tlie protection of the British flag the family 
liad not only prospered but also risen to promi- 
nence, and one of her great-uncles was the 
celebrated John Laird-AIair, the first Lord 
Lawrence, and a governor-general of India, 
being the sixth son of Lieutenant-colonel Alex- 
ander Lawrence. Another great-uncle was Sir 
I leorge St. Patrick Lawrence, who command- 
ed the iMiglisli forces at Rajputana. during the 
Se|)oy mutiny in 1858. Still another great- 
inicle was .Sir iienry Montgomery Lawrence, 
\irtual governor of Oudh anil chief-cominis- 
sioiier of Lucknow wiien the mutiny broke out. 
wlio lost his life during the famous siege of 
tliat place. 

Tile children of Tiiomas and Ellen J. (Lawr- 
ence ) Wilson, were: i. Robert J., is now 
carrying on a lumber business at Franklinville. 
( lioucester county, New Jersey. 2. Mary, 
married Rev. (leorge S. Campbell. 3. Matilda 
I'.. (Mattie), married Rev. Wilson Asdale, of 
i'ittsburgh. I'ennsylvania. 4. Charles, referred 
to below. 5. Ellen J., married Franklin B.. 
■^oii of Isaiah and Lydia ( Aliller) Haines, of 
.Medford, New Jersey. 6. Rachel, died un- 
married. 7. Tiiomas K,, died at the age of six 
years. 8. Margaret, died when two years old. 
I). X'ictoria C. married Henry P>. Shields. 10. 
Thomas C, a farmer, now living at Franklin- 
ville, Gloucester county. 11. James M., at 
present a member of the police force of New 
^■ork City. 

I 11 I Charles, fourth child and second son 
of 'Idiomas and Ellen J. (Lawrence) Wilson, 
was born near Forest Grove, Gloucester 
county. New Jersey, January 13, 1854. He 
was born in a log cabin, which at that time 
was tlie only habitation on what is now the 
site of the city of \ineland. He jiassed his 
boyliood days on his father's farm, and when 
lie was only about twenty years old. in 1874, 
Ik' began to manage a farm on his own ac- 
count, on the ground in Woolwich township, 
(iioucester comity, which he sold in 1900 — 
a one hundred and seventy-si.x acre farm near 
RusselTs Mills. In 1905 lie served as sheriff 
of Crioucester county. In 18(77 he was one 



of the freeholders of the town of Swedes- 
bore: antl for several years he served the 
same town as overseer of roads and highways, 
and it is the common opinion that the ex- 
ceptionally good roads of that vicinity are 
largely due to his careful and painstaking- 
efforts and supervision. He is a member of 
the Ancient Order United \Vorknien. 

Charles Wilson married Anna A., daughter 
of Ephraim Dunham, who was born at Mon- 
roeville. Salem county, New Jersey, in 1858. 
Their four children were : I. Thomas Lawrence, 
referred to below. 2. Mabel C, married Ed- 
ward I'.lack. and has live children : Harry, 
Lester. .Mabel C, Charles and Edith. 3. C. 
Iloward, married Irene Rogers. 4. Ethel R. 

(Ill) Thomas Lawrence, eldest child of 
Charles and Anna A. (Dunham) Wilson, was 
born at .Swede.sboro, Gloucester county. New 
jersey, July I, 1876, and is now living at 
\\'(XKibur)-, in the same county. F"or his early 
education lie was sent to the public schools of 
his native county, and afterwards went to 
l'hiladelj)hia and entered the Pierce Business 
College there. He then procured a position 
as telegrai)h operator in the employ of the 
I'ennsyivania railroad, being stationed at 
.""^tone Harbor, Cape May county. New Jersey, 
lie remained until 1900, when he was trans- 
ferred bv the railroad company to a nuich 
better position as operator at Paulsboro. 
( iloucester county, where he remained until 
1904. In this last mentioned year he left the 
employ of the railroad and for a time assisted 
in the post office at -Swedesboro, and in the 
following year. 1905. when his father was 
electerl sheriff of Gloucester county, he was 
sworn in as under sheriff. In 1908 he became 
candidate for sheriff" of the same county, on 
the Republican ticket, and when the votes 
were counted it was found that he had been 
elected by the largest majority that had ever 
been given to a candidate running for that 
office, and that moreover his ]jo])ularity was such 
that he had run ahead of his ticket by two bun 
(Ired votes. It should also be noted that he is 
the second youngest sheriff' that has ever Ijeen 
elected in New Jersey, he being only thirty- 
two years old when chosen. Mr. Wilson is a 
member of many organizations, among which 
should be mentioned Swedesboro Lodge. No. 
157. I'Vee and .Accepted Masons, in which he 
is a past master; the Knights of Pythias: and 
the Junior Order .American Mechanics. He 
is also New Jersey state president of the Pa- 
triotic Order of the Sons of .America. In re- 
ligion he is an independent. He married, 

December <). 1909. Elizabeth l'.. daughter of 
.\lonzo V. Rambo, of Thorofare. New 

The founder of the .Salem 

RL'.MSEV branch of the Rumsey family 
in .America was Charles Rum- 
>e\' who emigrated from Wales in 1605. ar- 
riving at Charleston, .South Carolina, whence 
he went to New York and Philadelphia, locat- 
ing finally at the head of Bohemia river in 
Cecil county. Maryland. He married Cather- 
ine , born September 26. 1675. Chil- 
dren: William, see forward: Prudence, Mar- 
garet. Elizabeth. Charles. Edward. Mary. 
( irace and John. To his sons William and 
Charles he left three hundred acres of land, 
the home plantation, and to Edward he left 
one himdred acres. Charles Rumsey died 
.November 28. 1717. and his wife died .August 
2K 1710. 

(11) William, eklest sou and chikl of 
I'liarles and Catherine Rumsey, was born 
.A])ril 2[, 1(598. He became a surveyor of 
note, and assisted in locating the state line 
between Maryland and Pennsylvania in 1739 
and performed other important surveying 
service. He also acted as collector of cus- 
toms, and became one of the most extensive 
land-owners of Cecil county, Maryland, leav- 
ing about thirty-five thousand acres of land 
to his heirs. The old Rumsey mansion was a 
magnificent specimen of colonial architecture, 
pictures(|uely situated on an eminence com- 
manding a wide expanse of beautiful country. 
I le married Sabina Blandenburgh. Children : 
William. Benjamin. Charles, see forward: 
John, Judith and Sal)ina. William Rumsey 
(lied in 1742. 

( 111 ) Colonel Charles (2). son of William 
.•uid .Sabina (Blandenburgh) Rumsey, was 
born in 173C>, died 1780. He served in the 
war of the revolution. He was a ntember of 
the Maryland council in 1775. the Maryland 
council of safety in 177''). and the colonel of 
the Elk Battalion. Cecil county militia, the 
same year. He married Abigail Jane, born in 
1746, died in February, 1827, daughter of the 
Rev. Richard and Emma (Oxen) Caner, the 
former of whom received his degree of AI. A. 
at Oxford, was a minister of the Episcopal 
church, residing in Cecil county, Maryland, 
and a soldier in the .American revolution. 
Children : Henry Caner, Benjamin, see for- 
ward : Thomas Ellison, Charkitte J.. Harriet. 
Ann and Mary. 

( 1\') Benjamin, son of Colonel Charles and 



Abigail Jane (Canerj Rumsey, was born Janu- 
ary 26, "1772, died April i, 1803. He married 
-Mary, daughter of George Clark, of Delaware, 
and granddaughter of John Clark, who came 
from England. Children: i. Charles, married 
Ffannah Mulford. 2. Anna Jane, married 
Bacon Ware. 3. (leorge Clark, see forward. 
4. Eliza !:>., died in 1805. 

(V) Creorge Clark, son of Benjamm and 
.Mary (Clark) Rumsey, was born in Middle- 
town. Delaware, November 24, 1798. He re- 
moved to Salem, New Jersey, where for many 
years he was engaged in general merchandis- 
ing, continuing until about 1841. In 1835 he 
was elected a director of the Salem Banking 
Company, serving in that capacity until his 
death, and in 1842 was appointed to the po- 
sition of cashier, rendering efficient service to 
the institution in both capacities. He was 
also interested in various other business enter- 
prises, and was the owner of several tracts of 
land. He was a \\ hig and Democrat in poli- 
tics, and a member and elder of the First Pres- 
bvterian Church of Salem. He married Mar- 
garet, daughter of .\ntrim Conarroe, a de- 
scendant of the .Antrim and Conarroe families, 
the former one of the oldest and most promi- 
nent families of New Jersey and the latter of 
Delaware. Their only child was Henry Mar- 
tyn, see forward, (k'orge C. Rumsey died 
December 2S. 18; i. and his wife April 9. 

( VJ ) Henry Martyn. son of ( .eorge Clark 
and Margaret (Conarroe) I-iumsey. was born 
in Salem. New Jersey, .-\ugust 24. 1838, and is 
now living in the place of his birth. He at- 
tended private schools at .Salem, Princeton. 
N'ewton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Penn- 
sylvania. .\s soon as his education was com- 
pleted he began the cultivation of the farm, 
continuing until 18(17. meeting v^'ith creditable 
success. Four years prior to this time he wa^ 
elected to the office of director in the Salem 
Banking Company. He was one of the in- 
corporators of the Salem National Bank, 
which succeeded the .Salem State Bank., and in 
1 87 1 was elected assistant cashier, receiving 
the ai)pointment of cashier in September, 
1881. a position which he has retained ever 
■^ince. a period of more than a (juarter of a 
century. Tn 1889 the bank erected the ini- 
])osing and commodious quarters in which thev 
now conduct business. Mr. Rumsey is con- 
nected with several financial and business in- 
stitutions and interests in Salem, and is re- 
garded as oue of the most conservative and 
staple financiers of Salem. He is connected 

with the Salem Gas Light Company and the 
Salem County Alutual Fire Insurance Com- 
])any. much of the prosperity of which is due 
to his ability and oversight. He takes a deep 
and practical interest in all movements calcu- 
lated to advance the public prosperity of his 
native city. He is a member and elder in the 
Presbyterian church of Salem, and a charter' 
member of the New Jersey branch of the Sons 
of the Revolution. 

Henrv M. Ruinsey married, November 24, 
1859, Maria Elliott, daughter of Benjamin and 
Mary (.Vcton) Bassett, the former of whom 
was a prominent farmer of Mannington town- 
shi]) and a director in the Salem National 
Bank, and the latter a daughter of Saimiel and 
Sarah .Acton. She was the youngest of five 
children, namely: Clement; Sarah Ann, mar- 
ried P.arclay, son of Andrew Griscom ; Rachel, 
married Collins, son of Samuel Allen ; Richard, 
married .Anne, daughter of Jonathan B. Grier ; 
.Maria F-llliott, referred to above. Children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Rumsey: i. Margaret Conarroe, 
born A]n\] I. 1861; married Thomas Tatnall, 
of Wilmington, Delaware ; children : Marjorie 
Conarroe, Henry Rumsey and Thomas Jr. 
2. (ieorge Benjamin, born June 7, 1865: one 
of the directors and a bookkeeper in the Salem 
National P>ank, of which his father is the 
cashier ; he has been a member of the board of 
education and has served as city treasurer ; 
one of the trustees of the Presbyterian church ; 
married, December 18, 1906, Constance Du 
.Mine, daughter of C. M. and Maria H. 
( Smith I P-akin. of Salem, New Jet sey ; chil- 
dren ; Constance Conarroe. born December 1, 
np7. and l^leanor Margaret, born January 11. 
H)(X). 3. .Mary .Acton, born September 2. 
1873: married Richard \\'yatt Wistar, of 
Salem, New jersev. 

In 1075 John F'enwick, 
.\ It I K )LS( ).\ with his children, associ- 
ates and servants, arrived 
oiV Ca|)e May on board the little ship "Grif- 
hn," Ca])tain (iriffith, master, and the ship and 
passengers prt)cee(led along the eastern shore 
of Delaware bay and river for fifty miles and 
passed the Old Swedes fort located at Els- 
l)in-g. near the south of the Assamhocking 
river, which had been built by the Swedes 
abiiut 1640. At this place a party of English 
settlers from New Haven. Connecticut colony, 
undertook a settlement soon after the fort 
was erected, but became discouraged and re- 
turned to New Haven in 1642. leaving the 
place in the possession of the .Swedes. The 




"Griffin" came to anchor there, September 23, 
1675 (O. S.), and the next day proceeded up 
the river along the eastern shore to the wide 
mouth of the Salem river, followed this river 
for about three miles until it became quite 
narrow, when they landed and, considering the 
place a favorable one for the location of a 
town, called the sjiot Salem. The passengers 
and their household goods were carried to the 
shore and the first permanent settlement by 
the English immigrants was made on the east- 
ern shore of the Delaware river. John Fen- 
wick was the owner of one-tenth of the entire 
area of West Jersey, and from the time he 
made his home at Salem, in September, 1675, 
his fortunes and those of William Penn were 
closely allied and \\'i!liam Tenn. the pro]irictor 
ni I'enusylvania, purchased large tracts of land 
in h'enwick's colony. 

( I ) .Samuel Nicholson, a native of Orston, 
Northampton.shire. England, was one of the 
associates of John Fenwick on the "Griffin." 
and he had with him his wife Ann, and five 
children, all born in Northamptonshire, the 
youngest being at the time only three years of 
age. He and his family were notable among 
tile passengers as being the owners of two 
thousand acres to be located wherever the set- 
tlement should be made, such a possession giv- 
ing them jirominence as leaders, and they were 
as well, members of the .Societv of Friends. 
Samuel Nicholson had been brc night up as a 
husbandman and. upon arri\al at their final 
location on the Delaware river, he proceeded 
to survey outside the town limits of Salem, 
;ind sotith of it, his tract of two thousand acres, 
nbtaining full title and possession in the tenth 
nidnth. T675. He also purchased a town lot 
of ^i^teen acres nn Wharf street in New 
Sali.-m. where he built a house of hewn logs, 
and in this house the first religious organiza- 
tion in Fenwick colon}' was made in 1676, and 
the meetings of the Society of Friends were 
held in the houses periodically up to iTiSt. when 
the need of a meeting house became ajiparent 
and to meet this need, .Samuel and Ann Nichol- 
son deeded the estate of sixteen acres to "Salem 
.Monthly Meeting forever for a Meeting 
House and burial ground," and the Societv 
enlarged the building, taking out the partitions 
and making a firm clay Hoor, and the first 
yearly meeting was held in the house as trans- 
fiirmed. the date of the meeting lieing 2nd 
month 15th, 1684. In this way the home 
in New Jersey of Samuel Nicholson became 
the first meeting hi:iuse of the S<K-ietv of 

h'riends in the state. L'pon surrendering his 
home, Samuel Nicholson selected a site on his 
two thousand acre tract for a new home, the 
place becoming known as Elsinborough, and he 
was made the first justice of the peace in the 
Fenwick colony. He devised that his landed 
estate of Elsinborough be divided between his 
eldest son Samuel Jr., and his youngest son 
.\bel. He died at his new home, Elsinbor- 
ough, about Tdgo. and his widow, .\nn, died 
in i(')93. In her will .Ann Nicholson devised 
her estate to the three grandchildren, Rachel, 
Mary and Elizabeth .\bbott, and to her sons, 
Samuel, Jose])h and Abel Nicholson. Chil- 
dren of Samuel and Ann Nicholson: i. Para- 
bol, born 2n(l month 20th day, 1659; married 
at New Salem, 9th month, 25th day, 1677, 
.\braham Strand. 2. Elizabeth, born 3rd 
month, 20th day. 1664, married, 1684, John 
,\bbott, and had children : Rachel, Mary and 
Elizabeth. 3. Samuel, born 3rd month, 6th 
day, 1666; married but had no children. Im- 
mediately after the death of his wife he made 
a will devising his large estate, consisting of 
one-half of his deceased father's landed estate, 
to his brother Joseph, and shortly afterward 
ilied, 1750. 4. Joseph, see forward. 3. .Abel, 
born 5th month, 2nd day, 1672: married, ]irob- 
ably in 1694, Mary, daughter of William and 
Joanna Tyler. 

(IT) Joseph, second son an<l fcmrth child 
(if Samuel and .Ann Nicholson, was born 2nd 
month, 30th day, 1669, died in 1702. .After 
his marriage he lived in the homestead on the 
north bank of the Aloimiouth river, where 
.Mlowaystown now stands. Of this property 
he sold one-half to George .Abbott, who came 
from New England about 1696, and the other 
half to .Samuel Stebbins and John Forth. 
George Abbott built a dwelling house upon the 
place in 1706, and an addition to the same in 
1725, and the house was in contimied use as a 
dwelling and in excellent repair in 1909. Jo- 
se])h Nicholson after selling this homestead re- 
moveil to then ( iloucester county, now Cam- 
den, New Jerse\-, where he died intestate. He 
married. January 3. 1695, Hannah Wood. 
Children : ( leorge and .Samuel. 

( HI ) .Sanmel ( 2 ), son of Joseph ami I lan- 
nah (Wood) .Nicholson, was born in i(x)H. 
died in 1750. lie married (first) 1722. .Sarah 
ISurrougli; (second) 1744. Rebecca Saint; 
(third) 1749, Jane .Albertson. Had a number 
of children, among them being a son .Abel. 

( I\' ) .Abel, son of Samuel (2) and Sarah 
(I'.urroutrh) Nich(jlsi>n, was born between 


STATK Ol' .\]•:\^■ JERSEY. 

1735 ;iiiil '74". <li^'<l ill 17''! 11^' married Re- 
becca .Aaroiison, and his son was horn after 
his death. 

( \' ) Abel (_'), son of Abel (1) and Re- 
becca ( .\aron.son ) Nicholson, was born in 
(lloiicester connty. New Jersey, 1761. died 
December I), iSjij. He married (first) Alary, 
danghter of Isaac Ellis; (second) Sarah, 

daughter of ■ — Redman, and widow <if 

Stephen Alnnson Day; had six children. 

( \'I ) Isaac, son of Abel (2) Nicholson, was 
horn February 18, 1790, died .\ugust 20, 1870. 
He married. Marcli 24, 1S14, I'riscilla Wills 
and had six children. 

(\'ll) Isaac ^^'ills. son of Isaac and I'ris- 
cilla (Wills) .Vicholson, was born in Camden 
county. Xew Jersey, January 26, 1829. He 
was a farmer, and served in the legislature of 
Xew Jerse)' as a member of the general as- 
sembly for three terms, and as a director of 
freeholders for Camden county. He w-as also 
a charter member of the state Grange and 
served as a master in that body. He married 
FJizabeth Mi" ire. born in Delaware townshi]). 
Camden county. Xew Jersey, 1833. daughter 
of Joseph Kay and Keturah (Haines) Lippin- 
cott. Children: Joseph Lippincott, see for- 
ward; Keturah, twin of Josejih Lippincott. 
died in infancy; Herbert M.. born in 1857; 
\'irginia, 1859, unmarried; Jessie, born in 
\R()i. umnarried. 

(\'III) Joseph Lipijincott. eldest child of 
Isaac Wills and Elizabeth Aloorc (Lippincott) 
Xicholson, was born in Delaware townshi]), 
Camden county. New Jersey, July 8, 1855. ^^^' 
was a pupil in the iniblic schools of his native 
town and studied under private tuition, com- 
pleting his school training with four years at 
Westtowu I'riends Hoarding School, l^pon 
leaving the latter institution he entered the 
office of I'. C. Garrett, a cotton and woolen 
manufacturer in Philadeljjhia, where he re- 
ceived a good business training. His next oc- 
cu|)ation was on his father's farm, as assist- 
ant in the latter's extensive milk business. De- 
ciding to take up the study of medicine, he be- 
came a student in the medical department of 
the Cnivcrsity of Pennsylvania in 1877, being 
graduated in 1890 with the degree of Doctor 
of Medicine. lie supplemented this 
with nine nu)nths' practice as resident physi- 
cian in the Cooper Hospital at Camden, Xew 
Jersey, and fifteen months at the Philadelphia 
Hosi)ital, Philadelphia. In 1892 he located at 
Camden as a physician and surgeon, and at 
the ])resent time (1909) is engaged in the ac- 
tive duties of his profession, with a large and 

rennnierative practice. He assumed the duties 
and responsibilities of visiting surgeon on the 
medical stafif of Cooper Hospital in 1895, and 
still holds that position. His professional af- 
filiations include membership in the American 
Medical Association ; New Jersey State Medi- 
cal Society ; Camden County Medical Society ; 
and Camden City Medical Society. He is 
always a welcome visitor at the meetings of 
these organizations, and has read interesting 
and valuable pajjers at various times. His po- 
litical choice is the Republican party, and his 
religious home is at the Friends Meeting. He 
was elected a member of the Camden P)oard of 
Trade and of Haddon Grange. 

Dr. Xicholson married, June 22, 1893, Eliz- 
abeth Davis, daughter of John P^lkinton and 
Mary (Davis) Thompson, of Salem, New Jer- 
sey. Children: Elizabeth M., died young; 
J(ise])h Lip])incott ( 2 ), born February 19, 1898; 
Jesse Thompson, April 28, 1903. 

The language of the Welsh 
HARRIS comes into the Cymric group of 
the Celtic, and Wales has al- 
ways formed the most important member of 
the group. There is no doubt of the antiquity 
of the Cymric tongues. Pezron, the Rritisli 
investigator, gravely affirms that the Welsh 
and Arnioric (which he considered the same) 
had been the language of the Titans, that is. 
the language of Saturn, Jupiter, and the other 
powerful gods of heathen antiquity. The 
Rev. Joseph Harris, editor of the Scren 
(ioiiicr, remarked in 1814 that "it is supposed 
by some, and no one can di.spute it, that Welsh 
was the language spoken by Adam and Eve in 
Paradise !"' Preposterous as the views of 
patriotic Welshmen may be on the subject, it 
is undoubtedly true that the Welsh is one of 
the oldest languages in Europe and that it 
possesses a literature reaching back to re- 
moter times than that of any modern tongue, 
excepting possibly Irish, and unlike Irish or 
.Scotch Gaelic; it is not dying out. It has a 
genuine literary as well as oral existence, al- 
though the changes it has undergone are nu- 
merous and great since heard by Csesar and 
Agricola. and it is the only living link that 
unites the distant past with our times. No 
wonder so many men of letters, authors, poets, 
novelists, educators and professional men have 
pride in pointing to their \\'elsh origin. They 
have taken in learning with their mother's 
milk for countless generations, and heredity 
has truly a just claim as helping to make 
Welshmen educators and educationists. The 



Rev. (oseph Harris, aforementioned, has only 
a spiritual and racial relationship to John How- 
ard Harris, Ph. D., LL. D., concerning whom 
see forward, and his distinguished sons and 

( I ) Reese Harris, a man of learning hoth 
in literature and mathematics, came from his 
native town of Alesthyr, Tydval, Wales, to 
America, in 1836, and located in Indiana 
ci'unty, Pennsylvania, in what is known as the 
I'.utSngton \'alley, and there was a farmer and 
civil engineer. He married Isahel, daughter 
of Thomas Coleman, a lineal descendant from 
Captain James Coleman, a soldier in the 
French and Indian war. The hardy pioneer 
life of the period was ijroductive of a family 
of stalwart and self-reliant children, accus- 
tomed to the hardships and apparent disadvan- 
tages of farm life on the frontier. 

(II) John Howard, son of Reese and Isa- 
bel (Coleman) Harris, was born on his fath- 
er's farm in Indiana county. Pennsylvania, 
Ai)ril 24. 1847. He was brought up on the 
fanu. attending the district school during the 
winter months, and was a pupil in the academy 
at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, for two 
years when, on reaching his sixteenth year, he 
felt impelled to offer his services to his coun- 
try as a soldier. The impression made upon 
the mustering ofificer by his well-developed 
body was an excellent one, and he was ac- 
cepted in spite of his extreme youth. On en- 
listing he was assigned to the Second P>attalion. 
L'nited States Volunteers, then serving in 
Western \'irginia, and was transferred to 
Company H, Two Hundred and Sixth Penn- 
sylvania Volunteers, serving in Grant's cam- 
paign against Richmond, was made sergeant 
of the company in August, 1864, and took part 
in all the battles in which his regiment en- 
gaged up to the surrender of Lee and the oc- 
cupation of Richmond by the Federal army. 
On being mustered out with his regiment in 
i8ri3 he entered the L'niversity of Lewisburg, 
Pennsylvania, which later became Bucknell 
Cniversity, and was graduated in 18(39 with the 
degree of Bachelor of .^rts. In 1870 he 
foxmded the Keystone Academy, at Factory- 
ville. Pennsylvania, was made pastor of the 
Factoryville Baptist church in 1880. carried on 
the executive duties of both academy and 
church for nine consecutive years, was elected 
a member of the board of trustees of Bucknell 
l'niversity in 1888, and resigned his pastorate 
in 1889 in order to accept an invitation from 
the trustees of Bucknell L^niversity, Lewis- 
burg, Pennsylvania, to become the president of 

the institution. This honorable promotion was 
largely due to the good work he had done dur- 
ing the twenty years he had been engaged in 
preparing at the Keystone Academy pupils for 
matriculation at Bucknell. In 1909 he had 
rounded out twenty years as president, at 
which time he had a stafT of fifty instructors, 
seven hundred and seventy-five students, and a 
library of thirty thousand volumes, with a pro- 
ductive fund of seven hundred thousand dol- 
lars. His success as an educator and his peda- 
gogical knowledge gained for him the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Lafayette 
O'lllcge in 18S4, and that of Doctor of Laws 
frnm Dickiusnn Ccillege and Colgate University 
in 1891. 

Mr. Harris married (first) .Mary Elizabt-tli 
.Mace, born in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, in 
1853, died in 1880. She was the daughter of 
Criah \'. and Ruth ( Bailey ) Mace, grand- 
daughter of P.enjamin F. Bailey, and great- 
granddaughter of Benjamin and Catharine 
( Stark I Bailey, the latter a descendant of Gen- 
eral .Stark, of revolutionary fame. Children : 
I. .Marv B.. born .\ugust 19, 1874: was edu- 
cated at Bucknell University, from which she 
received the degree of Bachelor of .-Vrts, and 
that of Doctor of Philosophy for work in the 
Sanscrit language, from the l'niversity of 
Chicago. 2. Herbert Frederic, see forward. 
3. Howard Mace, born in 1878. died in 1884. 
Mr. Harris married (second) July 20. 1881, 
Lucy liailey. Children : 4. Reese Harvey, 
iiorn July 3. 1883; received the degree of 
I'.aclielor of -\rts from Bucknell University in 
i<P3. and that of Bachelor of Laws from Har- 
vard University in 1908: he is an attorney and 
counsellor at law in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 
5. George Bailey, was graduated from Buck- 
nell l'niversity with the degree of Bachelor of 
.\rts in 1904, and received that of Doctor of 
Dental Surgery from the l'niversity of Michi- 
gan in 1908: he is practicing his profession in 
Detroit, Michigan. f\ Spenser Tillinghast, re- 
ceived the degrees of Bachelor of .Arts and 
Civil Engineer from Bucknell l^niversity in 
1907, and has been civil engineer for the Car- 
ter Oil Company, at Sisters ville. West Vir- 
ginia, for the past year. 7. Coleman John, an 
undergraduate at Bucknell University, of the 
class of 1912. 8. James Pardon, an under- 
graduate of Bucknell University, also of the 
class of 19 1 2. 9. Walter William, student at 
I'ucknell .Academy, to. Stanley Newton, also 
a student at Bucknell Academy. 

I 111) Herbert Frederic, eldest son and sec- 
ond child of John Howard and Marv Elizabeth 



< Mace ) Harris, was born in Eactoryville. 
Pennsylvania. Jnne 30. 1876. He was a pupil 
in the public schools of I*'actoryville, prepared 
for college at Ilucknell Academy, and was 
graduated from I'.ucknell University with the 
degree of Uaclielor of Arts in 1896. and that 
of Alaster of Arts in 1897 : in 1899 he received 
the degree of P>achelor of Eaws from Colum- 
bia University, now (ieorge Washington Uni- 
versity. He then read law in the office of At- 
torney (leneral Henry C. McCormick, at Will- 
iamsport. Pennsylvania, and was admitted to 
the Pennsylvania bar in 1899. He began the 
active i)ractice of his |)rofcssion in Harrisburg. 
Pennsylvania, removing to Caniden. New Jer- 
sey, in 1004. was admitted to jjractice as an 
attorney in June. 1004. and established law 
offices at Xo. 428 Market street. In June, 
1907, he was made a counsellor at law for New- 
Jersey. His law partner in Camden, New 
Jersey, is Curtis T. liaker, Esq., a graduate of 
the University of Pennsylvania, with the de- 
gree of IJachelor of and the stvle of tlie 
firm is ISaker & Harris. 

Cjxin the declaration of war w itli .^])ain. 
.\pril 21, 1898, Mr. Harris enlisted in the 
Twelfth Pennsylvania X'olunteer Re.giment, 
and served up to the signing of the peace 
])rotocol. .-Xugust 12, l8cjS, when he was 
lionorably discharged. Mr. Harris is an ac- 
tive member of the Republican party, and of 
the P>a[)tist church of Camden. In 189S he 
affiliated with Ivy Lodge. Xo. 397. P'ree and 
.\cce])ted Masons, of \\'illiamsport, Pennsyl- 
vania, and was ra])idly advanced in the work 
iif the lodge. Mr. i larris is unmarried. 

.\^ far back as the Harding 
1L\1\1)IX(1 family has lieen traced on 
Xew Jersey soil it has always 
been found in Salem county, and at the pres- 
ent time it is impossible to say from whence 
tlie ancestors of the branch now under con- 
sideration have come, although the probabili- 
ties arc that it belong-- lo the Xew England 

(]) 'riioiua- Harding, I'oiuuicr of the Xew 
Jersey branch, was born July 2(1, 1772. He 
married Lydia Richman. i)orn in Salem 
county. New Jersey, I'-ebruary 8, 1776. Chil- 
dren: Catharine, born July 28. 1797: Benja- 
min, see forward: John. June 8. 1800: .Ann. 
September 20. 1801 : Rachel, December 13, 
1803; Elizabeth, June 21, 1805: Thomas, De- 
cember 6, 1808; Henry. I-Vbruary 18. 1811: 
Eli. October i, 1820. 

(]]) Benjamin, second child and eldest son 

of Thcimas and Lydia (Richman) Harding, 
was born at Whig Lane, Salem county, New 
Jersey, December 21, 1798, died April 4, 1880. 
He married, January 23, 1823, Mary Marshall 
Eisler. born near Clayton, then Fislerville, 
Ciloucester county, New Jersey, September 11, 
1800, died November 9, 1862. She was the 
daughter of Leonard and Mary (Marshall) 
Eisler. the former, who was born in Swedes- 
boro. died in .\pril. 1846, the latter, who was 
the first wife, died about 1812. Children of 
P.enjamin and Mary Marshall (Eisler) Hard- 
ing: .Annie F.. born .April 11, 1824. died July 
24. 1881 : Leonard F.. January 23, 1827, died 
on Thanksgiving da_\'. T878: Lydia M.. Decem- 
ber 14. 1828: John, died in infancy: Hannah 
H.. October 7, 1830, died in 1894; Thomas W.. 
July. 1836, diecl January. 1845: Benjamin 
Eranklin. see forward. 

(HI ) Benjamin Franklin, youngest child of 
Benjamin and Mary Marshall (Fisler) Har<l- 
ing. was born at Glassboro. New Jersey, Octo- 
ber 14, 1838, and is now- living at Bridgeton, 
Xew Jersey. He was educated in the public 
schools of Clayton, New Jersey, and at the age 
of fifteen years entered the West Jersey Acad- 
emy at Bridgeton w-here he took a complete 
course. Lie returned to the family homestead 
in 1857. remaining on the farm until May 7, 
1873, when he located in Bridgeton, New- Jer- 
sey, and accepted the position of superintend- 
ent and treasurer of the Bridgeton Gas Light 
Company, an office he has filled up to the 
f)resent time I 1909). He is a director and a 
member of the executive committee of the 
Cumberland .Mutual Eire Insurance Company, 
and a directtir and president of the Bridgeton 
Hos[)ital. In |)olitics Mr. Harding is a Republi- 
can with mdependent proclivities. He was a 
member of the Bridgeton city council, 1886- 
<)i. during the last year serving as president of 
that body; in early life took an active part 
in educational matters, serving as superin- 
tendent of schools for his township. 1863-66. 
He is a member of the Second F'resbyterian 
Church of I'ridgeton. one of the elders, has 
represented his church at the synod, and was 
superintendent of the Sunday school connected 
with his church for thirty-three years. Mr. 
Harding married. May 14, 1867, Harriet Lore, 
who died .April 27. 1898. daughter of Rev. 
.Samuel Law-rence, of Lewistown. P'ennsylva- 
nia, who w-as born in Philadelphia in 1793. 
Children: I, Samuel Lawrence, see forward. 
2. Mary Marshall, born July 3. 1878: married. 
September 17. igo8. Rev. William W. John- 
eton. a Presljvterian clergv man. now connected 



with mission work in Tsinanfu, China. 3. 
Benjamin MiUon, February 2, 1884; a student 
in his fourth year at the Jefferson Medical 
College. Philadelphia. 

(IV) Samuel Fawrence. eldest chikl of 
Benjamin Franklin and Harriet Lore (Law- 
rence) Harding, was born August 29. 1875. 
He is now connected with the Western Electric 
Company of Chicago, residing in that city. 
He married, Xovember 18. i<)03, Marie An- 
trim, of Philadelphia, a descendant of one of 
the most prominent families of New Jersey. 
Children : Robert Lawrence, born January 3, 
T906: Marian Louise, August 21, 1909. 

The ancestor of the Darnell 
DARNELL family came over to the New 

World with that large body 
of stalwart English yeoman who had em- 
braced the tenets of George Fox, and who had 
watched the birth and growth of the (Juakei 
colonies along the banks of the Delaware with 
fascinated and longing eyes, dreaming of that 
peace and prosperity which so many, and 
among them the f<;)unders of the Darnell fam- 
ily and his descendants, lived to realize and 

(I) Of John Darnell, emigrant and ances- 
tor of the family, little is known except the 
fact of his emigration and the date of his mar- 
riage. Coming to this country some time after 
1700, he settled in Evesham township, Burl- 
ington county, New Jersey, where his descend- 
ants have borne and perpetuated his name in 
the honor and esteem of their fellowmen for 
the last seven generations. Here also it was 
that he found his wife in 1722. She was Han- 
nah, daughter of John Borton Jr., by his first 
wife, and granddaughter of John and Ann 
Borton, of Hillsdown, on the Northampton 
river, Burlington county, and formerly of the 
parish of Aynhoe, county Northampton, Eng- 
land, from which place they had come over to 
this country, bringing with them a certificate 
dated the 5th of Third month, 1679, from the 
Monthly Meeting of Friends at Burton, in Ox- 
fordshire, which stated that "they have walked 
(these many years) honestly among us living 
in the fear of God and in obedience to the 
blessed truth revealed in this our day and have 
been of a good savour to ffriends and to their 
neighbors in y^ village where they dwell." 

John and Hannah (Borton) Darnell had five 
children: i. Edward, referred to below. 2. 
Lewis, born 1736; married, 1759, (irace 
Thomas, and their son Isaiah married Sarah, 
daughter of Edmund Bartlett, Sr., and had 

two children. Aar(.>n and Sarah. 3. William, 
1739. 4. Hannah, 1742. 5. Jemima, ( )ctoljer 
6, 1744. died January 13, 1818; married Relm- 
boam, son of Robert Braddock and Elizabeth, 
daughter of Joseph and Mercy (Clement) 
Bates, and granddaughter of Robert Braddock 
and Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy Hancock, 
the emigrant, and also of James Clement, the 
emigrant, who was the son of Gregory Clem- 
ent, the regicide. Of their ten children. 
Rachel, the seventh, married Joshua Dudley, 
and their chikl Rachel, by her marriage with 
Edmund Darnell, referred to below, became 
the great-grandmother of William Sharp Dar- 
nell, also referred to below. 

( II ) Edward, eldest child of John and Han- 
nah (Borton) Darnell, was born in Evesham 
township, Burlington county. New Jersey, the 
14th of First Month, 1730, died in the same 
place between 1789 and 1791. In 1754 he 
married in the Evesham Monthly Aleeting. 
Jane Driver, who bore him two children: i. 
Samuel. 2. Edmund, referred to below. 

(Ill) Edmund, son of Edward and Jane 
(Driver) Darnell, was born in Evesham town- 
ship, Burlington county. New Jersey, in 1768. 
In 1790 he married Rachel, daughter of Joshua 
and Rachel (Braddock) Dudley, who through 
her mother's mother, Jemima (Darnell) Brad- 
dock, was a great-granddaughter of John Dar- 
nell, the emigrant, referred to above. Chil- 
dren of Edmund and Rachel (Dudley) Dar- 
nell: I. Rachel, married Benjamin Satter- 
thwaite. 2. Joshua, referred to below. 3. 
Edward, died unmarried. 4. Ann, died un- 
married. 5. Hanna, died unmarried. 6. Isaac, 
referred to below. 7. Job, married Agnes, 
daughter of William and Elizabeth (Lukens) 
Mullen. Children: i. Charles, married, 1852, 
Lydia. daughter of Joseph and Deborah 
(Engle) Haines, and had Joseph, who mar- 
ried Miss Morse, and another child, unmar- 
ried, ii. Sarah, married Mark, son of George 
and Esther (Haines) Buzby, and has two chil- 
dren, Georgianna and Walter, the former un- 
married ; iii. Edmund, married Hetty, daugh- 
ter of William Jessup ; iv. Agnes, died unmar- 
ried ; v. Henry, married .\nna Prickitt and has 
one son, Albert H. 8. David, married Mary 
C, daughter of John and Rebecca (Cowper- 
thwaite) Evans. Children: i. Howard, mar- 
ried Elizabeth F. Haines ; ii. John, married 
Edith Middleton. iii. Rebecca, married James 
Bell ; iv. Jane, married Robert Engle ; v. Mary 
Anna, unmarried ; vi. Ezra, unmarried ; vii. 
David, unmarried; 9. -12. Four children who 
died young or in infancy. 


(IV) Joshua, sun of Edmutul and Rachel 
I Dudley i Darnell, married Eliza Lippincoit. 
Children: i. Aaron, referred to below. 2. 
Enoch, married Martha S., daughter of 
Thomas and Susanna ( P>allinger) Haines, and 

liad Joshua, who married .Martha , and 

Anna H., married William Henderson. 3. 
Rachel, married Levi Jones. 4. Caleb, married 
a Miss 1 laines. 

( \" ) .\aron, .son of Joshua and Eliza ( Lip- 
pincott) Darnell, married Mary Warrington. 
Children: 1. Elizabeth, married Benejah 
Haines. 2. Rachel, married William Evans. 
3. Warrington, married three times, and by his 
second wife had one child. 4. Hannah, mar- 
ried Barcley .\llen. 5. Sarah, married Elwood 
Johnson. 6. Mary, married Reading Mar- 
jorum. 7. .Ann. married a Mr. Sharp. 

( I\" ) Isaac, son of Edmund and Rachel 
( Dudley ) Darnell, was born in Evesham town- 
shi]). Burlington county, New Jersey. Febru- 
ary 5. i-yfj. died in that place in 1855. Like 
his ancestors he was a gentleman farmer and 
lived on the same acres which had supported 
them, and which he had received from them 
by direct inheritance. He married Sarah, 
(laughter of .Solomon and Lydia (Burrough) 
.Saunders. Her father was a son of John 
Saunders, and Elizabeth, daughter of Free- 
dom Lippincott and Elizabeth, daughter of 
John, son of Dr. Daniel Wills. Freedom Lip- 
pincott was the son of Freedom and Alarv 
f Curtis) Lippincott. Her mother was the 
(laughter of Samuel and .Sarah (Lamb) Bur- 
rough, granddaughter of Samuel and Ann 
(Gray) Burrough, and great-granddaughter of 
Samuel Burrough. the emigrant, and Hannah, 
daughter of John Roberts, the emigrant. 

Children of Isaac and Sarah (Saunders) 
Darnell: i. Edward, referred to below. 2. 
Lydia, married .\ndrew, son of William and 
Jemima (P.raddock) Sharp. His mother was 
the daughter of Darnell and Sarah ( Rogers 1 
Mraddock. and granddaughter of Rchoboam 
and Jemima (Darnell) Braddock. Children: 
i. Richard, married Rebecca Lamb: ii. Isaac: 
iii. Walter, married a Miss Kain : iv. Laura, 
married Joseph Randall. 3. Hannah, died un- 
married. 4. Samuel. 3. .Ann, died aged three 
years, h. Deborah, died in in fane v. 

(\') Edward, son of Lsaac and Sarali 
( Saunders ) Darnell, was born in Evesham 
township. Burlington count v. New lersev, in 
.Vovember. 1835. He was 'a farmer, and an 
( )rthiKlo.\ Friend of the Evesham Meeting, 
and was one of the most highly resi>ected and 
in a quiet way influential men of the comnnm- 

ity in which his life was spent. He married 
.\bigail .Ann, daughter of William and Jemima 
( Braddock) Sharp, referred to above (see 
.Sharp, V). Children : i. William Sharp, re- 
ferred to below. 2. Henry Sharp, deceased ; 
married Ida Stratton. 3. Lewis Sharp, born 
1863; married Elizabeth Mary Stratton. 4. 
Sarah Hilliard, married Lewis B. Hillman. 5. 
.\nna Jemima, married William J. Moss. 6. 
Edward Eugene, married Alberta B. Wooden. 
7. 1-lorence, married Charles D. Haven. 8. 
.Mary Collins, living and unmarried. 9. Lydia 
Shar]), married M. Weber Watkinson. 

(\1) William Sharp, eldest child of Ed- 
ward and .\bigail .\nn (Sharp) Darnell, was 
born in Evesham township, Burlington county, 
.\ugust 5, i860, and is now living at No. 421 
I'enn street. Camden, New Jersey, with his law 
otilices at No. 322 Market street, Camden, New 
Jersey. For his early education he was sent 
to the public schools at Penn Grove, Evesham 
township, and to the private academy of Mil- 
ton H. .\llen. at Medford. Burlington county, 
Xew Jersey, from which latter institution he 
graduated in 1876. .After his graduation he 
became a teacher in the Cookman Institute at 
Jacksonville. Florida, and after holding this 
position for a short while he gave it up in order 
tt) become the bookkeeper for the firm of 
Taylor Brothers in Camden, New Jersey. 
Here he remained four years, and then turn- 
ing his attention to the study of law ])ursued 
his reading in the law office of Leaming & 
lilack in Camden, and was finally admitted to 
the .New Jersey bar as an attorney in 1887. 
Since that time he has been engaged in the 
general practice of his profession in Camden, 
and having made a siiccialty of corporation law 
has become widely known as one of the lead- 
• ing legal lights in that section of the state. He 
is also a master in chancery. Mr. Darnell is 
a Reiniblican but he has always declined to 
hold office. He attends the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church of St. Paul in Camden. 

Mr. Darnell stands at the head of the pub- 
lic-spirited and influential men of the city in 
which he lives and he has been called to many 
I>ositions of responsibility and trust which he 
lias always filled not only to his own honor 
and credit, but also to the full satisfaction of 
all concerned. He is the counsel for the Inde- 
jiendent Order of Foresters of New Jersey, 
and also the counsel for the Shepherds of 
Beth. He is a member of the P>oard of Trade 
of Camden and of the Camden Bar .Associa- 
tion, and in addition to these he is the treasurer 
of the Camden ("ountv. Xew Tersev. Societv 

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fur the rri-vcntion uf Cruelty to Children. 
Among the many financial institutions with 
which .Mr. Darnell is connected and in the 
management of which he plays an influential 
part, should be mentioned the Pennsylvania 
Automobile Supply Company, the John Baiz- 
lev Iron Works, the Peerless Pottery Com- 
])any, the Pennsylvania Graphite Company, the 
American Chemical and Xovelty Company, the 
W. H. Dobbins Company, the American Gas 
and Power Company and a large number of 
other New Jersey corporations. 

.\bout 1S84 Mr. Darnell married Ella 
Louisa, daughter of William and Eliza 
(I'lronksi Siatcher. of Philadeljihia. iler 
mother was born in I^ondon. England. January 
13. 1831. Children: I. Mabel W'olcott, born 
Camden. New Jersey. 1885: unmarried and 
living with her parents. 2. Hattie Ann Eliza. 
1891. 3. Kate Siatcher. 1897. 4. Ella Eoui^a. 
-September. 1902. 

William Sharp and 1 honia^ 
S1!.\RI' Sharp, brothers, the children of 
Francis Sharp, of Oak l.ane. in 
the parish of St. Anne. Limehouse, county 
Middlesex, England, and grandsons of Thomas 
Cooper of 16 George street, in- the parish and 
c<nmty above mentioned, according to the 
record jjreserved in the old family Bible of 
William's son, John, "came over Sea on the 
Ship Samuel * * * and landed in New 
Jersey about the 4th or 5th Day of September 
1682." According to the family tradition the 
three children, John. W illiam and Hugh, who 
acc(Mii])anied the brothers William and 
Thomas, were all of them children of William. 
( I ) John, son of William Sharp, who ac- 
comjianied his father to this country in 1682, 
married. Jime 17, 1688, in Burlington Monthly 
Meeting. Elizabeth, daughter of John Paine, 
of I'.urlington. Children: I. William, referred 
lo below. 2. Elizalieth. born May 4, 1692. 3. 
John. December 8. i'ii)3. died October 23, 
iJ2<): married (first) Jane l^'itchardall and 
I second ) .\nn Haines. 4. Thomas. .August 
2^. iCyjS: married Elizabeth Smith. 5. Han- 
nah, December i. 1700; married Thomas 
.\dams. (). Samuel, September 5. 1702: mar- 
ried Elizabeth fiaines, 7. Sarah. June 30. 
1705. Elizabeth, wife of John Sharp, died 
.Vovember 28, 1705. 

(H) William (2). son of John and Eliza- 
beth (Paine) Sharp, married (first) Mary, 
daughter of Francis and Afary ( i^.orton ) .Aus- 
tin. This was in 1716. and after her death he 

married Hannah . who survived hint. 

Children, the last seven by the second wife: 
I. Rebecca, born 1719, died August 17, 1781 : 
married Solomon Haines. 2. Hannah, March 
27, 172 1 : married Jonathan Haines. 3. Hugh, 
referred to below. 4. Esther. .\])ril 2('i. 1727; 
married Job Haines. 5. William. I'ebruary 
19, 1730: married Mary Haines, d. Sarah, 
.\ugust 15, 1733; married I'.arzillai Prickitt. 
7. .Samuel, May 3, 1737. 8. Jane. .September 
19. 1739; married Robert Engle. 9. A child 
born April 14, 1741. 10. Isaac, Xovember 9, 
1744, died young, 11. Josiah, June i. 1748. 
12. Elizabeth, August 30, 1731. 

( IH) Hugh, son of William (2) and Mary 
( -Austin ) Sharp, was born January 15, 1724. 
He married (first) Sabilla , and (sec- 
ond ) Ann, daugliter of Mark and Ann (Han- 
cock ) Stratton. Children, three by first wife: 

1. Sabilla. born .April 23. 1733. 2. Hannah. 
.May 24, 1737. 3. Thomas, August I, 1739. 
4. Job. October 21, 1761 : married (first) Ann 

. and (second) Esther, daughter of 

Thomas Brooks, widow of Thomas Sharp. 3. 
William, referred to below. 

{ l\' ) William (3), son of Hugh and Ann 
(Stratton) Sharp, was born March 10, 1770. 
lie married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
anil Elizabeth (Zane) Rakestraw. Her grand- 
parents were Thomas Jr. and Mary (Wilkin- 
son ) Rakestraw and her great-grandparents 
were Thomas Rakestraw and Thomas Wilkin- 
son. Children of William and Elizabeth 
(Rakestraw) Sharp: i. Eli, married Kathar- 
ine Sinnickson. 2. PTanklin, married Eliza 
Braddock, sister to his brother William's wife. 
3. William, referred to below. 4. Isaac, mar- 
ried Hannah Engle. 3. Charles, married 
(first) a Miss Logue ; (second) Esther 
Leatherberry : (third) a Miss Somerall. 6. 
Maria, married Benjamin Wilkins. 7. Eliza- 
beth, married Japheth Bowker. 8. Amanda, 
married a Mr. Morford. 9. Susan, married 
Wesley Evans. 

( \' ) William (4), son of William (3) antl 
I'dizabeth (Rakestraw) Sharp, married Je- 
mima, daughter of Darnell and Sarah ( Rog- 
ers ) Braddock. Her grandparents were W^ill- 
iam and Martha (Esturgans) Rogers and 
Rehoboam and Jemima ( Darnell ) Braddock. 
(."hildren of William and Jemima (Braddock) 
.Shar[) : i. Ferdinand, married Lydia daughter 
of Edward B. and .Abigail (Haines) Thomas. 

2. Hugh, married (first) Jane .Ann, daughter 
(d Isaac and Hannah ((iarwood) Sharp, and 
(second) Rebecca, danghtei of William and 



Charlotte (Beck) Venicoinbe, and the widow 
of Dr. Benjamin Fisler. 3. Benjamin, mar- 
ried AdeHne (Garwood) Hilhard. 4. Jemima, 
married Edwin Crispin, as his first wife. 5. 
Abigail Ann, married Edward, son of Isaac 
and .Sarah (Saunders) Darnell (see Darnell, 
\'). 6. Jervis, married Sarah A. R, Githens. 
7. Andrew, married Lydia, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah (Saunders) Darnell. 8. Lewis L., 
M. D., married Rebecca (Bailey) Sharp, 
widow of Edward .Sharp, deceased. 9. Henry, 
married Annie, daughter of Amos and Jane 
(Prickitt) Wilkins. 10. Edward (deceased); 
married Rebecca Bailey. 

The Gaskills are an old Bur- 
GASKIEI. lington county family and the 
name is frec|uently mentioned 
in connection with the early history of Spring- 
field township. r)ne historical account speaks 
of Job Gaskill as one of the earliest settlers 
there and says that he came from England at 
a very early period and was one of the pioneer 
farmer.s of the vicinity. He had a son, Thomas, 
who married Elizabeth Hilman, and their son 
was the late Hon. Job Hilman Gaskill, of 
Pemberton. New Jersey. It is said too that 
Jobstown, in Springfield township, was named 
for Job Gaskill, although by some writers that 
distinction seems to be claimed for Job Lippin- 
cott. So early as 1777-78 Josiah Gaskill was 
constable of Springfield township, and in 1781 
a Job Gaskill was member of the township 
committee. William Gaskill was township 
clerk in 1802 and 1808, and in 1815 Abel Gas- 
kill w-as the pioneer merchant at Jacksonville, 
while Daniel Gaskill kept the first tavern there, 
was the first postmaster of the hamlet and also 
an early shoemaker in the township. 

(I) Joseph Gaskill, doubtless in some man- 
ner related to the Job Gaskill mentioned in the 
jjreceding paragraph, and perhaps his son, is 
said to have been born in Burlington township, 
probably before 1780, but little else appears 
to be known of him. His wife's name was 
Sally, and their children were Furman, Joseph, 
George, Richard, Caleb S., Asa, Mary, who 
married Daniel Lippincott, and Sarah, who 
married Robert Deacon. Joseph Gaskill was 
a farmer during the greater part of his life 
and spent his declining years in Mt. Holly. 

(II) Caleb S., son of Joseph and Sally Gas- 
kill, was born in Burlington county, in 1813, 
and died in September, 1886. He was a well 
educated man for his time and also a very suc- 
cessful farmer, raising and dealing extensively 

in sheep, and it is said that his lambs and 
sheep were always considered the best sent 
to the markets. He also raised many swine 
and beef cattle and was in all respects one 
of the most enterprising farmers of his time 
in southern New Jersey. He served in various 
official capacities, was a Whig and later a Re- 
publican, and a devout F"riend. In 1842 Mr. 
Gaskill married Esther A. Johnson, who was 
l)(irn in Mt. Holly. June 15, 1820, and is now^ 
living in Mt. Holly. They had ten children: 
John C, C. Frank, Joseph H. (now dead), 
.Xewton (now dead ), Richard S.,(died young). 
Laura \'., Hettie A. (lives with her mother in 
Mt. Holly), Robert Stockton, Mary J. (mar- 
ried FIdward E. Logan, a farmer) and Sally 
(who also lives with her mother). 

(HI) Robert Stockton, son of Caleb S. and 
Esther A. (Johnson) Gaskill, was born near 
Buildtown, New Jersey, June 18, 1856, and re- 
ceived his education in the Lumberton public 
school, William J. Kelley's tuition school. 
Charles Aaron's academy and Mark R. Sovy 
institute, all at Mt. Holly, and Bryant & Strat- 
ton's Business College, at Philadelphia. After 
leaving school he worked for a time on his 
father's farm, then went to Alt. Holly and 
took up the study of law in the office and 
under the instruction of James N. Stratton, 
Esq., with whom he was associated until the 
time of Mr. Stratton's death. Mr. Gaskill 
was admitted as an attorney in February. 
1882, and as counsellor at law in F'ebru- 
ary, 1885. During the earlier years of 
his professional career he practiced some- 
what extensively in the criminal courts 
and gained a wide reputation as a successful 
criminal lawyer. This special branch of pro- 
fessional work, however, he afterward aban- 
doned in favor of a general office practice. In 
addition to his law practice, which always has 
been large, Mr. Gaskill for many years has 
been somewhat prominently identified with 
local interests and institutions, having served as 
township solicitor, special county solicitor, vice- 
president of the board of education, and for fif- 
teen year as president of the Northampton fire 
department. He is past master of Mt. Holly 
Lodge, No. 14, F. and A. M., deputy grand 
master of the District of Columbia, and is an 
Elk, a Republican in politics and a member of 
the Society of Friends. 

On November 9, 1904, Mr. Gaskill married 
Beulah, daughter of William H. and Hope 
(Zelly) Deacon, of Northampton township, 
Burlington county. 




The Perry family, which has 

I'l-LRR'S' long had an honored existence 
in Essex county, has to-day no 
more able representative than Edward Smith 
I'erry. whose ancestry so far as it is ascer- 
tainable is o'iven below. His grandfather, the 
earliest member of his line of whom we have 
definite information, may have been a son of 
Deacon John Perry, of Orange, who died Oc- 
tober I, 1821, aged seventy-five years; he may 
have been a grandson of Arthur Perry, born 
1716, died January i, 1777, who with his wife 
Jane is buried in the old public cemetery at 
Orange. He may also have been the grand- 
son of r)eniamin and Sarah Perry, whose nine 
year old daughter died March 16, 1735. 

(I) George Perry was born in Bloomfield, 
Essex cpunty. New Jersey, January 27, 1796, 
and died November 11., 1848. His wife, Jane 
Ochiltree, was born October 7, 1800, and died 
November 12, 1879. They are both buried in 
the [jloomfield cemetery. Children : Smith ; 
Caroline, married Thomas Taylor, of Bloom- 
field : William, married the widow Nancy 
Trembly: George Washington, referred to 

(H) George Washington, son of George 
and Jane (Ochiltree) Perry, was born in 
Bloomfield, New Jersey, May 10, 1834, and 
died November i, 1889. He bought and sold 
live stock. He married, July 3, 1859, Sarah 
.\nn, daughter of Edward G. and Catherine 
(Wilcox) Smith, and granddaughter of Caleb 
and Sarah (Garthwaite) .Smith. Her father 
was married twice, his second wife being Mar- 
garet Rofif. Children, last two by second wife : 
Sarah A. Smith, referred to above ; Ameha ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Levi Van Buskirk ; Alma, 
wife of James Dickerson : and Matilda, mar- 
ried (first) Freeman Condit ; (second) a Mr. 
Rogers. Children of George Washington and 
-Sarah Ann (Smith) Perry: i. Kate, born Au- 
gust 6, i860, died September 30, 1863. 2. Ed- 
ward Smith, referred to below. 3. Addison 
Griffin, referred to below. 4. Kate L., born 
in Bloomfield, November 11, 1867; married in 
New York, January 30, 1898, Dante J. Bis- 
perone, for whose ancestry see appended Bis- 
perone sketch. 5. Duncan Kennedy, referred 
to below. 6. Amelia, married Alfred Clark, of 
Paterson, New Jersey ; three children. 7. Har- 
riet, died aged sixteen. 8. Wilson George, re- 
ferred to below. 

(HI) Edward Smith, son of George Wash- 
ington and Sarah Ann (Smith) Perry, was 
born in Orange, New Jersey, October 5, 1862. 
For his early education he was sent to the 

CJrange public schools, and learning the trade 
of a hatter, he became in 1880 superintendent 
of the Brennan & Carr factory, where he re- 
mained for twenty-five years, and resigned in 
order to accept his present position of registrar 
of Essex county, to which he was elected in 
1905. Previous to this he had served for 
twelve years and eight months as one of the 
members of the common council of ( )range. 
In politics he is a Reintblican. He is a member 
of Lodge No. 135. Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks, of Orange, and of Lodge No. 
12, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of 
Orange. His clubs are the Republican Indian 
League, the L'nion League Club, of Orange, 
and the McKinley and Roosevelt Club. Of 
the last two he is president. He is a member 
of the First Presbyterian Church, of CVange. 
On October 10, 1885, Mr. Perry married Ella 
Bertha, daughter of George Washington and 
Mary (Schaefifer) \'incent, for whose ancestry 
see X'incent sketch appended. Children: i. 
George Washington, born July 16, 1886. 2. 
Ella Bertha, January 5, 1888. 3. Edward B., 
October 19, 1899. 4. Floyd C. CJctober 6, 
1891. 5. Charles W., March 20, 1894. 6. 
Jrving G., .\ugust 8, 1895. 

(Ill) Addison Griffin, son of George Wash- 
ington and Sarah Ann (Smith) Perry, was 
born at Bergen Hill, Bergen county. New Jer- 
sey, April 23, 1865, and is now living in Orange, 
New Jersey. After receiving his early educa- 
tion in the public schools he obtained a position 
in a produce dealer's, which he gave up in 
(Trder to engage in the milk business. This in 
turn he relinquished one year later, and spent 
two years in the employ of a railroad, and 
finally in 1897 'i^ started the sale and exchange 
stable which he has continued to conduct up to 
the present time. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican, and in religious conviction a Presby- 
terian. In June, 1888, he married, in East 
Orange, (first) Josephine Ryan, and (second) 
about 1897, Annie Ryan, a cousin of his first 
wife. The father of his first wife was Michael 
Ryan, and of his second, I^Iichaers brother 
Philip. Children of Addison Grififen Perry: i. 
Lillian Veronica, born February 10, 1890. 2. 
Arthur A., August 27, 1891. 3. Florence, June 
4, 1894. 4. Irene. 5. Walter, June 11, 1898. 
6. Mary Francis, December 7, 1899. 7. Frank 
H., March 7, 1905. 8. Ruth, December 9, 1906. 

(Ill) Duncan Kennedy, son of George 
Washington and Sarah Ann (Smith) Perry, 
was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Jaiuiary 
17, 1 87 1, and is now living in Orange. For 
his early education he attended the public 



schools of Orange, after which he learnt the 
trade of hatter ; but after working for eight 
years at this he went into a box factory and 
later into the Orange water department. In 
1908 he gave up this last employment in order 
to enter the town fire department. He is a 
Republican and a I'resbyterian. June 22, 1896, 
Mr. Perry married, in Xew York City, .Mary, 
daughter of Michael and Maria (Brown) Ryan, 
and widow of William Burke, who by her first 
husband had three children : Josephine Mary 
IJurke, born December 25, 1888; William F.. 
March 18, 1890; Lawrence, May 26, 1892. Her 
lather was born in 1838. and died Alay II, 
1905: her mother was born in 1835. and died 
October 26. 1884. Children of Duncan Ken- 
nedy and Mary (Ryan-Burke) I'erry: Edna 
Loretta, born July 29, 1902, and Helen .Marie, 
November 16, 1906. 

(HI) Wilson George, son of George Wash- 
ington and Sarah .\nn (Smith) Perry, was 
born in Orange, New Jersey, January 27, 1879, 
and is now living at 70 Mitchell street. West 
Orange. He received his education in the 
public .school, and then learned the trade of 
hatter, at which he has continued ever since, 
being employed in the blocking department of 
one of the large C)range factories. He is a 
Republican. July 1, 1900, Mr. Perry married, 
in Orange, Caroline, daughter of Louis and 
-Mexandrienne (Browdin) Amirault. Children: 
I. Irene .\dele, born February 7, 1901. 2. 
Robert Wilson, December 5, 1903. 3. Lor- 
raine Estelle, March 26, 1905. 4. Eleanor 
Corinne, December 2j , 1907. 5. Wilson (leorge, 
October 7, 1908. 

(The Pt-peroiie Line). 

Dante J. Peperone is the only child of John 
and .\nne Marie Pejierone. His parents were 
natives of Turin. Italy, his father being born 
there December 18, 1842, and dying in .Amer- 
ica, November 8. 1907. Coming to this coun- 
try in 1 886 with his son, who was born in 
Turin, .\pril 12, 1872, the father obtained em- 
ployment in one of the large Orange hat fac- 
tories, and Dante J., who had received his early 
education in the Italian parish schools, com- 
pleted it in the Orange public school. He was 
nine years old when he was brought to this 
country, and after leaving school he learned 
the trade of carpenter, and by his energy and 
ability has risen to the position of foreman 
for several of the large contractors. It should 
be mentioned as an evidence of his ability that 
he built his own home. He is a Republican and 
a Presbyterian. He is secretary of Lafayette 

Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a 
member of the Encampment and of the 
Brotherhood Insurance Company, January 30, 
1898, .Mr. Peperone marrieil, in .\ew York 
City, Kate Loretta, daughter of George Wash- 
ington and Sarah Ann (Smith) Perry, who 
was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Novem- 
ber II. 1867. Children: i. Cecile Anna, born 
December 16. 1898. 2. Elmira Sarah, Septem- 
ber 30, 190V 3. .Marie Adelaide. .August 14, 

(The Vincent Line). 

Thomas \ incent, born in England, married 
.Martha Reynolds, and had thirteen children, 
among whom was George Washington, re- 
ferred to below. 

(II) George Washington, son of Thomas 
and Martha (Reynolds) Vincent, was born in 
West Orange, New Jersey, Jidy 23, 1842, and 
died there May 5, 1905. After being educated 
in the Orange public schools he became for a 
while a clerk in a store, and then set up in busi- 
ness for himself as a produce dealer. He was 
a Republican, and a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church ; the secret societies of which 
he was a member were the Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias. 
He married, August 27, 1859, Mary, daughter 
of John Christopher and Wilhelmina (Zimmer- 
mann) SchaelTer, who came to this country 
from (iermany. She was born in New York 
City, January 12, 1842, and is the oldest child 
of her parents. Children: i. Ella Bertha, 
born March 22, 1866; married, October 10, 
1885, Edward Smith, son of George Washing- 
ton and Sarah Ann (Smith) Perry. 2. Amelia, 
wife of George Jorgensen. 3. Caroline. 4. 
George Washington, married Grace Condit, 
and has two children — Hazel and Wesley. 5. 
Thomas, married Annie Jacobus, and has three 
children — Wilbur, Martha and Myrtle. 6. 
.Arthur, married Elizabeth Macauley, and has 
line child, .Arthur. 

The Condit family of New Jer- 
CONDIT sey which has played such an 

important and prominent part 
in the history of Esse.x county from its earliest 
period down to the present day, is of Norman 
descent, and the name has had honorable men- 
tion more than once in English history. 
.Among the most prominent of the English 
members of the family was John Conduit 
Knight, who married, in England, Catherine 
Barton, widow, niece of Sir Isaac Newton, 
with whom the couple resided during Sir 



Isaac's life, and from whom they inherited iiis 
estate. Sir John Conduit succeeded Sir Isaac 
alsi) as master and warden of the mint, and 
(lied January 20. 1/39, aged eighty years. His 
wife dietl May 27, 1737. aged forty-nine. 
Their monument is in Westminster .Abbey. 
They had one chihl, a daugiiter. who married 
a Air. W'allap, eldest son of Lord Lynington. 
Die Kensington estate descended to the Earl 
iif Portsmouth. 

(I) Jdim L'unditt, first known nieniber nf 
the family in this country came to .\nierica 
ill i()7S. with his son Peter, and settled at New- 
ark. New Jerse}'. He bought land there in 
1(189 and 1691. He died in 1713. By his first 
wife he had a son Peter (referred to below), 
and by his second wife, Deborah, he had an- 
other son, John, who died a minor. There is 
reason to believe that his second wife was a 
widow when he married her, and that she had 
a ihuigliter, Marv, who married Captain [ojin 

(II) Peter, only child n{ Juhn Cumlitt tn 
reach maturity and marry, came over to .\mer- 
ica with his father. He died in 1714, leaving 
a widow and seven children. P'runi the fre- 
i|uent mention in the Newark record of the 
"two widows Cunditts," it seeins probable 
that Peter's widow lived with her mother-in- 
law at least for some tiine after her liu.s- 
band's death. Peter Condit married, in i'i()5, 
Mary, daughter of Samuel Harrison, of New- 
ark. Samuel was son of Sergeant Richard Har- 
rison, and grandson of Richard Harrison of 
Cheshire, England, and Brandford. Connecti- 
cut. Children of Peter and Mary ( flarrison ) 
Condit: i. Samuel, referred tn below. 
2. Peter, born 1698 or 1699: died July 11, 
17C18: married I'hebe Dodd. 3. John, born 
aliout 1701 : died about 1783; married Joanna, 
<laughter of Mathew \V'illiams, of Newark. 
4. Nathaniel, born about 1703: died June 23. 
1746: married Elizabeth, daughter of Swain 
and .Susan (.\ckerman) Ogden of Orange. 5. 
.Mary, liorn 1705 or 1706. 6. Philip, born 
April, 1709: died December 23, 1801 ; married 
.Mary Day. 7. Isaac, born 171 1 or 1712, liv- 
ing in I7')4, and married, but wife's name un- 

(HI) Samuel Condit, eldest ciiild uf Peter 
and Mary Harrison Condit, was born in New- 
ark, New Jersey. December 6, ifk/i, and died 
Jidy 18, 1777. .Alxnit 1720 he purchaseil laml 
lying between the ( )range Mountains, after- 
wards called Pleasant Valley. Subtracting 
from this land five ])lantations of fifty acres 
each, he built on each plantation a house which 

lie diiiiated to each of his five sons, giving at 
the same time a family Bible apiece. He re- 
served for himself a homestead plot of seventy 
acres. Three of these farms have ever since 
remained in the family line of descent, and it 
is a remarkable fact that his descendants have 
a continuous representation in an official ca- 
pacity in the churches of Orange for more than 
one hundred and fifty years. He is buried 
in the Orange burying ground, having 'survived 
his first wife more than twenty years, and his 
.second wife exactly five months. Their 
graves are near their husband, while in close 
proximity is the resting place of their third 
son, Samuel Junior. 

In 1722 Sanuiel Condit married Mary Dodd. 
born November 8, 1698, died May 25, 1755. 
She was the mother of all his children. The 
second wife, whom he married in 1756, was 
Mary (Nutman) Williams, ^he widow of 
.Amos, born 1700; died February 18, 1777. 
Children of Samuel and Mary Dodd Condit: 
I. Daniel, referred to below. 2. Jotham, Ixirn 
January 29, 1727: died July 9. 1752; married 
Rebecca Pierson. 3. Samuel, January 13, 
1729, to November 18, 1776; married (first) 
Mary, daughter of Joseph Snu'th, of Orange : 
(second) Martha (Carter) Wilcox, widow of 
Stephen Wilcox, of Elizabethtown, who after 
his death married (third) Deacon Paul Day, 
nf P.ottle or Long Tlill, Morris county, New- 
Jersey. 4. Martha. October 17, 1731, to Jan- 
uary fi. 1831; married (first) Gers'hom Will- 
iams, ( second ) Jedediah Freeman. 5. David, 
March 17. 1734. to .April 24, 1777, married 
Joanna Williams. Enlisted in Second Regi- 
ment New Jersey Militia during the revolu- 
tion ; promoted to major 1776, and for gal- 
lantry brevetted lieutenant-colonel. 6. Jona- 
than, October 18, 1736, to August 29, 1823; 
married his cousin Jemima, daughter of John 
Condit. Was captain of militia. Second New 
Jersey Regiment, during the revolution. 

(IV) Daniel, eldest child of Samuel and 
Mary (Dodd) Condit, was born in Orange, 
December 27, 1723, and died November 11. 
1785. He was a farmer and occupied the 
land given to him by his father. He was also 
a soldier in the revolutionary army, having 
enlisted as a private in the first Batallion, sec- 
ond establishment of the New Jersey militia. 
He married Ruth, born December 29, 1723, 
diefl November 23. 1807, daughter of Samuel 
and Jemima (Williams) Harrison, grand- 
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Ward) 
Harrison, and great-granddaughter of Ser- 
geant Richard Harrison. Daniel was a 

.S( iS 


ck'acon in ihc I 'rcsliytfrian cluiieii. and 
an exfni]>lary Christian man. Cliildrcn 
vi Daniel and Ruth (Harrison) Con(Ht : i. 
Adonijah, born 1749; died September 13 
1770. 2. Eunice, married Nathaniel Ogden. 

3. Jemima, married Alajor Aaron Harrison. 

4. Alary, born January 18, 1756: married her 
cousin I'hili]), son of Philip Condit. of Morris- 
town. 5. Joel, married Sarah Wheeler. 0. 
Amos, born January 2, 1759; died March 12. 
1802; married Dorcas Harrison. 7. Samuel, 
referred to below. 8. Ira, I-'ebruary 21. I7()4. 
to June I. 1811 ; a graduate of Princeton Col- 
lege and a trustee thereof; vice-jiresident and 
])rofessor of moral philosophy in (hieen's 
(now Rutgers) College; became a nunister 
in the Dutch Reformed Church. He married 
Sarah, daughter Henry I'erine, of l-~reeholil. 
New Jersey. 

(\') Samuel, sexenth child and fourth soi; 
of Daniel and Ruth (Harrison) Condit, was 
born August 16, 1761, and died August 31. 
1822. After his marriage he removed to thr 
eastern side of the Orange Mountain and re- 
sided at what was long known as ""I'ory 
Corner." I le was a farmer, a devout Chris- 
tian man, a kind parent, a sincere friend, and 
a private in the revolutionary war. In 1785 
he married Hannah, born October 20, 17(14. 
died J.inuary 31, 1855, daughter of Ichabod 
and .Sarah (Williams) Harrison, grand- 
daughter of Nathaniel, and great-granddaugh- 
ter of Joseph Harrison and Dorcas, daughter 
of Sergeant John Ward. Their children were : 
t. Jemima, born October 7, 1786; died Decem- 
ber 16, 1788. 2. Sarah, July 30, 1788, to Au- 
gust 24, 1 841 ; married Ichabod Losey. 3. 
Jemima. April 29, 1791. to March 28, 1882; 
married Samuel Morris Dodd, whom she sur- 
vived fifty-one years. 4. Eunice, July 2, 
1793. to .November 22, 1882; married John 
Munn. 5. Harriet, November 22, 1795, to 
January 4, 1880: married (first) Viner Van 
Zandt Jones, (second) Deacon Henry Pierson. 
6. Samuel, March 22, 1798. to October 22, 
1864; married Phebe Peck. 7. Mary, Novem- 
ber 3, 1802, to December 30, 1881 ; married 
Stephen Dodd. 8. Abigail, March 29, 1804, 
to .\pril 26, 1880; married Thomas D. Kil- 
burn. 9. Clara. F'ebruary 28, 1806, to March 
23, 1842; became first wife of Thomas W. 
Munn. 10. Ira II., referred to below. 11. 
Ichabod, born December 6, 1810; died 181 1. 

(\T) Ira H., next to the youngest child of 
Samuel and Hannah (Harrison) Condit, was 
born May 16. 1808. and died January 7. 1906. 
He was a farmer, and the first part of his life 

lived at ( )range, but s])ent the latter years in 
Eivingston township, Esse.x county. Eor sev- 
eral years he was a member of the board of 
chosen freeholders. He married Phebe Far- 
rand Mulford, born September 8. 1808, daugh- 
ter of Timothy and Susan (Kitchell ) Mulford, 
and granddaughter of Aaron and Phebe (Ear- 
rand ) Kitchell ; for some years after the war 
(if the revolution, .Aaron Kitchell was a mem- 
Ijcr of the .New Jersey legislature, from 1791 
to 1 801 he was in congress as a representa- 
tive from that state; and from 1805 to 1809 
he was L'nited States senator ; also grand- 
daughter of Timothy and Esther (Osborn) 
Mulford. Their children are; i. Samuel, born 
July 9, 1832, now living in Oakwood avenue, 
( )range ; married Mary Elizabeth Harrison. 
2. Clara. January 27, 1834, married Zenas 
Williams. 3. Hannah, born October 9, 1839; 
married Orlando Williams. 4. Elias Alulford. 
referred to below. 5. Susan, born July 2, 
1843. '*• I^^Tah. born December 18, 1848; 
married Amos W. Harrison. 7. and 8. Mary 
and Harriet, twins, born October 31, 1850. 9. 
Ira, born February s, 1835: died March 24. 

(\T1) Elias Mulford, fourth child and 
second son of Ira H. and Phebe Farraud 
( Mulford) Condit, was born in Orange town- 
ship, Essex county, New Jersey, May 21, 1841. 
For his early education he attended the Orange 
jniblic schools, after leaving which he com- 
])leted his education in private schools. Some 
time later he went into business for himself 
as a surveyor and civil engineer, and in gen- 
eral business but of late years has been en- 
gaged only in a real estate business. In poli- 
tics Mr. Condit is a Republican, devoted to 
the interest and Welfare of his party. From 
1885 to 1889 he was a member of the board of 
chosen freeholders, and for a considerable time 
director thereof. In 1886 and 1887 he was 
for two terms a member of the New Jersey 
house of assembly. In 1890 he was a candi- 
date for congress, but with his party sustained 
defeat in the great tariff debate of that year. 
He was a delegate to the Republican national 
convention in 1892 at Minneapolis. 

November 29, 1870, he married, in West 
Orange, Sarah Louise, born July 4. 1842, 
daughter of Charles and Susan (Losey) 
Beach. Children : i. Charles Beach, born June 
7. 1872; married Mary Maude Kynor, born 
November 16, 1874, eldest daughter of George 
W. and Annie (Ciibbons) Kynor; and has one 
child, Warren Kynor, born September 10, 
1907. He is a graduate of Princetott Univer- 





8f )< ) 

sity. 1895, ami Princeton Theological Semin- 
ary, 1898. He was for nine years pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church at Liberty Corner, 
N'ew Jersey, and is now pastor of the Trinity 
Reformed Church, Newark, New Jersey. J. 
l^hebe Augusta, January 27. 1874. 3. Clara 
Louise, March 28, i87r). 4. W'ilberforce, born 
Xovember rfi, 1878; married Emma Louise 
Smith. Iwrn May 2, 1882: children: Dorothy. 
born September 14, i()02: Ruth Louise, Feb- 
ruary 4. 1004: W'ilberforce Mulford, Febru- 
ary 4, 190(1. 5. .\lbert Kitchell, born F"ebru- 
ary 12, 1880; graduated from Princeton Vu\- 
versity, 1902, and New York Law School. 
1904. He is now an attorney in Passaic, New 
Jersey. 6. Llattie May, born January 30, 
1882. 7. Elias Mulford fr., born September 
29, 1883. 

The Merz family, which was 
MERZ worthily rejiresented by the late 

Henry Merz. for several years a 
|)rominent and influential resident of Newark, 
New Jersey, is a late ac(|uisition to the state 
of New Jersey. 

(I ) Joliannes Merz was born in the vicinity 
nf the city of Darmstadt, in the <lukedoni of 
1 lesse, Germany. He was a highly educated and 
cultured man, and served for over fifty years 
in the capacity of schoolmaster in the town of 
Hensheim, winning and retaining the respect 
and esteem of all under his control, as well as 
of his fellow citizens. The government con- 
ferred upon liim a medal for faithful services 
upon his fiftieth anniversary as a schoolmaster. 
The greater portinn nf lii> life was spent in 
the town of Pcnsheim. in the affairs nf which 
he took a deep interest, and there he married 
Katharine W'erle, who bnre him nine chilrlren : 
I. .August, died in infancv. 2. Henry, whose 
sketch follows. 3. Karl, came to America and 
became prominent as a musical com])oser, and 
who was successively profes.sor of music ;it 
Oxford University and at W'oostei' [Univer- 
sity, Ohio. 4. Eniile, who came to America 
and died at San hVanciscn. California. 5. 
Katharine, vnhuileered in the capacity of nurse 
in a military lios])ital during the Franco-Prus- 
sian war, 1870: she was awarded two medals 
of honor, one by Emperor William I and the 
second by the Grand Duke Ludwig HI in rec- 
ognition of her faithfulness and fidelity to 
duty: she came to .America and now (I90<;)) 
resides with her sister-in-law on Littleton ave- 
nue, Newark, New Jersey. 6. Louis, came to 
America, liut returned to the fatherland. 7. 
Marie, became a Sister of Mercv in the his- 

toric city of Alanheim, (iermany; she died in 
[87(j. 8. Hans, at present resides in the city 
uf I'icrlin. 9. (ieorge, died in early life. Mr. 
ami Mrs. Merz were consistent Christians, 
and members of the Roman Catholic church, 
of which Air. Alerz was for many years the 
official organist. 

I II) Henry, son of Johannes and Kathar- 
ine I W'erle ) Alerz, was born in the town of 
liensheim, Alay 29, 1833, died in Newark, New 
Jersev, Alay 13, 1905. His early mental train- 
ing was under the tuition of his father : later 
lie entered the Gymnasium, a classical school, 
and pursued his studies with a view of enter- 
ing the ministry. This aim was abandoned, 
however, and he decided to emigrate to the 
new world, and accordingly set sail in 1853, 
landing at New York City. Shortly after- 
ward he removed to Philadelphia, Pennsylva- 
nia, and there secured a position in a music 
store, being well <|ualified for the work by his 
natural talent as well as by the musical edu- 
cation that had been part of his early train- 
ing. -After a few years, becoming desirous of 
improving his condition and circumstances, hi' 
took up his residence in New York City and 
engaged in business on liis own account, open- 
ing and conducting a ])hotogra]ihic studio. He 
conducted this enter])rise until about 1899, 
when he became interested with his brother-in- 
law, Frederick Heller, in the manufacture of 
I'ltramarine Blue, an article which was then 
for the first time successfully manufactured 
in tlie Cnited .States by the firm of Heller & 
Merz. In addition to the article above named 
the\' manufactured a large variety of aniline 
(he stuffs, and their plant in Newark is the 
largi st of its kind in this country, furnishing 
em|)lovinent to many skilled operatives and 
laborers. As both memliers of the firm were 
thorough business men. straightforward in all 
their transactions, the enterprise proved a com- 
plete success and was highly remunerative. 
Although of a (luiet and reserved disposition, 
Mr. Merz took an active interest in the af- 
fairs of the community wherein he resided, 
and while a resident of New ^^)rk City served 
as a member of the board of education and also 
as one of its trustees, and was connected in an 
official capacity with the German Hospital of 
.\ew A'ork City. In 1889 he removed to his 
beautiful residence at No. 143 Littleton ave- 
nue, Newark, where his death occurred. I le was 
a member of the l-Yee and .\ccepted Masons, 
and an active member of the Turn A'erein, the 
l.iederkranz and other social German organi- 
zations of X't-w \ijrk City and Newark. Mr. 



Mcrz inlieritcd to a remarkable degree the 
characteristics of his father. He loved music 
and books, and was thoroughly conversant 
with his favorite authors along both lines. He 
enjoyed the acquaintance of a wide circle of 
friends, both in New York and Newark, who 
esteemed and appreciated him for his many 
excellent traits of character, and in his home 
life he also displayed the c|ualities which en- 
dear, proving always a faithful, loving iius- 
band and indulgent father. 

Henry Merz was married in Philadelphia, 
I'ennsylvania, December 20, 1856, to .\ugusta 
Heller, born in Bensheim, in the dukedom of 
Hesse, Germany, May 18, 1837, daughter of 
Christian George and Elizabeth (Boll) Heller. 
Children: 1. Carl, born September 20, 1857; 
married Marie Roth; no children. 2. Freda, 
January 28, 1859: married Dr. Henry KroU- 
])feilifer ; children: i. I'reda, born Alay 21, 
1883; ii. Harry. November 5. 1884; iii. Elsie, 
p-ebruary 16, 1889; iv. Carl, April 25, 1894. 
3. Emilie, .\pril 8, 1861 ; married George Pro- 
chazka; children: i. Ottillie, born October 11, 
1887; ii. Cieorge, Deceml)er 14, 1889; iii. Al- 
bert, December i6, 1896. 4. Harry, Decem- 
ber 2j, 1863; married Elizabeth Bernhardt: 
one child, Elsie, born December 8, 1892. 5. 
Johanna, b'ebruary 19, 1865, died August 22. 
i86f). (). Ottilie, December 14, 1867. 7. En- 
gine, .\prii II, 1869. 8. .\ugust, November 
7, 1873: married, .\pril 2'). 1899, Florence \'ic- 
toria Doyle ; children : i. and ii. \'iola and 
Ottilie (twins), born June 13. ii)00: iii. Henry. 
.\ugust 22, 1906, died March 19, 1909. 9- 
Elsie. July l},. 1883. 

'liie narrative here written 
J A\'i•.\\■.\^■ has relation to one of the 
prominent families of America, 
whose ancestor obtained his first knowledge of 
the new world while on service as a British 
naval officer stationed at New York ami who 
afterward became a permanent resident of that 

(1) William Janewav. Ixiru in Ltmdon. 
England, an otfieer cm l)oard Mis Britannic 
Majesty's ship "Richmond." was stationed at 
New York in 1996. While there he married 
and purchased an estate (May 10. if'x)8). of 
William Merritt, mayor of New N'ork, the 
lands thus acquired being situated in what now 
is the si.xth ward of the cilw Early in \(^f) 
he returned to England with liis ship, and hav- 
ing settled his business affairs there he came 
back to New York, being entrusted by his 
sovereign with tlie cliarter of Trinitv Church. 

and by the crown was appointed vestryman of 
the church. He was one of the committee 
charged with the duty of erecting the first 
church edifice on the present site ; and both he 
and his wife lie buried in Trinity churchyard. 
She was Mrs. .Agnes (DeKay) De ]\leier, 
daughter of Jacobus and Hildegard (Theunis) 
De Kay, and jjy lier William Janeway had an 
only son. 

(II) Jacob, son of William and Agnes (De 
Kay-De Meier) Janeway, was born in New 
York City in 1707, baptized by Rev. Dr. W. 
X'esey, and died in Somerset county. New Jer- 
sey, Alarch 11, 1746. He married in New 
^'ork, Jinie 29, 1738, Sarah Hoagland, born 
.November 13, 1709, died in Somerset county, 
lanuary 4, 1760, and both she and her husband 
are sup])osed to be buried in the Piscataway 
churchyard in that county. After their mar- 
riage Jacob Janeway and his wife removed to 
.Somerset county and settled at Aliddlebrook, 
between Hound lirook and Somerville, and 
there be nwned mills and a store. They had 
four children, all oi whom were baptized by 
Rev. Dr. Skinner in the Piscataway Episcopal 
church, and all of them died young, except the 

(III) ( ieorge, .son of Jacob and Sarah 
( Hoagland) Janeway and the only one of their 
children who grew to maturity, was born in 
Somerset county. New Jersey, October 9, 1741 
(or 1742?) and ac(|uired his early education 
there. Being an attendant from boyhood of 
the Reformed .church (then the only church 
in Somerville), he became a communicant of 
that denomination, and so it happened that 
tlie Jane ways ceased to be Episcopalians. 
When he attained his majority he went to New 
\'ork to recover the estate belonging to his 
grandfather, William Janeway, and after a 
series of prolonged litigations he succeeded in 
regaining the property. He continued to live 
in New York until after the British troops 
took possession of the city, when, having taken 
an active part with the .American colonists in 
llie revolutionary struggle, as captain of a com- 
pan\- in the Second regiment of New York 
militia, he was compelled with his family to 
leave. He returned, however, with General 
Washington after the evacuation of the city 
bv the P>ritish army, and continued to live there 
until hi^ death. i3uring his enforced absence 
from New York, Captain Janeway resided in 
New Brunswick, New Jersey. His house in 
the city during the interval was occupied by 
the liritisb. and when they evacuated they 
painted a large letter "R" on the front door. 



to iiulicate that it had been the dweUing of a 
rebel American. During the time he hved in 
Xew llrunswick, George Janewa^v's family oc- 
cnpied the old mansion called liuccleugh, now 
owned bv the heirs of the late Colonel Warren 
Scott. Ca])tain Janeway |)ossessed large 
means, was a gentleman of character and high, 
social jMisition. and was a member of the Dutch 
Reformed church. On .\pril 2^. 1823, he was 
appointed by the legislature of the state of 
Xew York one of the commissioners to la\ 
(jut the Delaware and Hudson Canal. Me died 
in Xew ^'ork, September 2, 1826. He mar- 
ried, December 13, 1767, Efifie Ten Eyck, and 
bv her had three sons and one daughter. 
Their first son died in infancy. Their second 
son. W'illiam. born December 13. 1772, was 
drowned in Xew York harbor in 1814. Their 
third son. Jacob Jones, was born Xovember 
20. 1774. and is noticed in succeeding ])ara- 
graphs. Tiieir only daughter, Sarah .\nn. wa^ 
born March 17. 177Q. and married (ieueral 
Teter \'an Zandt. 

(T\' ) Rev. Jacob Jones Janeway, D. D., 
youngest son of George and Efifie (Ten Eyck) 
Janeway. was born in the city of New York. 
Xovember 20, (774, died in Xew Brunswick. 
.Xew Jersey, June 2/. 1838, full of years, hav- 
ing attained and enjoyed a prominence in the 
ecclesiastical and educational world such as 
fell to the lot of but few men of his time. 
I lis life, his character and his good works 
have left their impress on all later generations 
of his descendants, just in the same manner as 
his teachings and example left their impress 
on scores of young men who sat under his in- 
struction while he occupied the professor's 
chair. He graduated from Columbia College, 
studied for the ministry under Rev. Dr. John 
H. Livingston, became assistant pastor of the 
Second f'resbyterian Church of Philadeliihia 
under Rev. Dr. Ashbel Green, succeeded as 
sole pastor when Dr. Green was made jiresi- 
dent of Princeton College, and afterward was 
connected with that church for nearly thirty 
years. He was then appointed to a profess- 
orshi]) in the ^V^estern Theological Seminary 
at .Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, but resigned 
and returned to Philadelphia, w'hence he wa.~ 
called to the Reformed Dutch Church in Xew 
llrunswick, where he was settled pastor for 
one year, resigning to become pastor of the 
.Market Street Reformed Church in New York 
City. In 1833 he was elected vice-president 
of Rutgers College and removed to Xew 
llrunswick. That office he resigned in 1839, 
returned to the Presbvterian churcji. anil be- 

came trustee of Princeton College and presi- 
dent of the board of directors of Princeton 
Theological Seminary. 

( )n April 17, 1804. Dr. Janeway married Mar- 
tha ( Iray Leiper, born in Philadelphia, Septem- 
ber 2, 1783, daughter of Colonel Thomas Lei- 
])er, who was born at Strathaven, Scotland, De- 
cember 1 3, 1 745. son of Thomas Lei])cr. Coloneh 
Lei(ier was educated at ("dasgow and graduated 
at F.dinburgh, his father intending him for the 
ministry. However, on the death of his 
father the eldest son Robert inherited the pa- 
ternal estate, and Thomas at the age of eight- 
een came over to .America to join his brother 
.Andrew, a |)hysician settled in Maryland. 
\\'hile there he received an offer to enter the 
Philadelphia mercantile house of his cousin, 
(iavin Hamilton, which he accepted, and after 
being associated with him for several years 
he went into business for himself and pros- 
]iered. fie married Elizabeth, daughter of 
I ieorge Gray, of W'hitby Hall, on the Schuyl- 
kill, owner of Gray's Ferry. During the revolu- 
tion (ieorge Gray was president of the pro- 
vincial assembly of Pennsylvania, author of 
the famous "Treason Resolutions," chairman 
of the committee of safety, and president of 
the board of war of Pennsylvania. .At the 
beginning of the revolutionary war Colonel 
Leiper, with other gentlemen, organized the 
First City Troop of Philadelphia, maintaining 
it at their own expense. lie was orderly ser- 
geant and afterward first lieutenant of the 
troop, which participated in the principal 
battles under Washington and often served as 
bodyguard to that distinguished commander. 
He stood beside General Mercer when that 
officer was killed at the battle of Princeton. 
When the army at X'alley Forge was in a desti- 
tute condition and General Washington ap- 
pealed to Robert .M<jrris to raise funds to sup- 
ph' the needs of his men. Colonel Thomas 
l.eiijer contributed five thousand ])Ounds for 
that jjnrpose. There is in the p<issession of the 
family a j^ersonal letter from ( ieneral Wash- 
ington to Colonel Leiper thanking him for his 
services during the war. I le also gave other 
large sums of money to the .American 
cause during the war and as treasurer of 
the First City Troop he carried the French 
subsidies to the army at ^'orktown. Colonel 
Leiper purchased a large estate in Delaware 
coimty, Pennsylvania, four miles west of Ches- 
ter, and there built a large summer home, 
called Strathaven Hill, .Avondale. He also 
erected several large mills there, while on the 
estate there were immense (|uarries, and in 



order to carry the stone from the <|uarries 
to the Delaware river he built in 1810 the 
first railroad in this country. He helped to 
originate the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 
was president of the council during three 
terms, nominated Thomas JefTerson for presi- 
dent, and died in Avondale in 1825. 

Rev. Dr. Jacob Jones and Martha Gray 
( Leiper) Janeway had eight children: i. Rev. 
Dr. Thomas Leiper Janeway, born February 27, 
1805, married Abbie H. Howell. Their son. 
Dr. John H. Janeway, entered the Union army 
at the beginning of the late civil war and con- 
tinued in the service until the end of the con- 
test : then entered the regular army and 
served until a few years ago, when he was re- 
tired for age, with the rank of colonel. Rev. 
P). H. Janeway, brother of Dr. John H. Jane- 
way, served during the war as chaplain of one 
of the New Jersey regiments. 2. George Ja- 
cob Janeway, born October 14, 1806, married 
Julia A. Matilda Smith. Their eldest son. 
Colonel Jacob J. Janeway, entered the Four- 
teenth Xew Jersey Infantry, served through- 
out the war and was mustered out with the 
rank of lieutenant-colonel, also being brevetted 
colonel: he is now a prominent manufacturer, 
residing in New Brunswick. Another son, 
Dr. Edward G. Janeway, is a well-known 
physician in New York City. 3. William 
Yates Janeway, born July 6, 1809, died in in- 
fancy. 4. Elizabeth Leiper Janeway, born No- 
vember 24, 181 1, married John \'an Nest. 5. 
Rev. John Livingston Janeway, D. D., born 
April 21. 1815, married Maria W. Wetherell : 
served as chaplain of the Thirtieth New 'Jer- 
sey Infantry for a long time during the war. 
until com]ielled to resign on account of ill 
health. C>. William Richard Janeway, horn 
December 29, 1817, married Julia Hartshorn. 
Their eldest son, Colonel Hugh II. Janeway. 
entered the l'"irst New Jersey Cavalry as lieu- 
tenant at the beginning of the war. The regi 
inent was known as the "fighting regiment." 
having taken jiart in ninety-five battles and 
skirmishes during the war. He was the first 
Cnion officer wounded near Washington, and 
was wounded fifteen times during the war; 
became colonel of his regiment long before the 
war ended, and was killed at the head of his 
regiment while leading it in its last battle, at 
i'etersville, Pennsylvania, a few days before 
Lee's surrender at .\])pomattox : was then in 
his twenty-fourth year. 7. Martha (]ray 
Janeway. bcirn March 23, 182 1, died unmar- 
ried. 8. Henry Latimer Janeway, born .\u- 
gust Q, 1824, sfi- forward. 

( \ ) Henry Latimer, youngest son and child 
of kev. Dr. Jacob Jones and Martha Gray 
(Leiper) Janeway, was born in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, August 9, 1824, and is the only 
son of his parents' children now living. His 
early eflucation was received at Nash and 
Mann's School, New York City, Benjamin 
Mortimer's School, New Brunswick, New Jer- 
sey, and Rutgers College Grammar School. 
He entered Rutgers College in 1840, and was 
graduated in July, 1844; M. A. in course. 
1847. He studied medicine for some time, 
but did not enter the profession; instead, in 
184^1. he engaged in the manufacture of wall 
paper in New Brunswick, and is still in that 
business, which is carried on under the style 
of Janeway & Company, lncor])orated. For 
many years he has taken a commendable in- 
terest in i)olitical afifairs. although never for 
personal advancement, being originally a 
Whig, later a Democrat, and now a Republi- 
can. For many years, too, he was prominently 
identified with Free Masonry and Odd Fellow- 
ship, and held the highest offices in the bodies 
of which he was a member in both orders. At 
one time he was a member of the Union Club 
of Xew lirunswick. In 1854 Mr. Janeway 
was elected a trustee of the First Presbyterian 
Church of New Brunswick, for many years 
was i^resident of the board, and is still serving 
in that capacity. In 18^^12 he became a trustee 
of Rutgers College, and at the present time 
he is senicjr member of the board. For 
twenty-two \ears he was a member of the 
board of education of New Brunswick, and 
for seven years president of the board. He 
served forty years as a director of the New 
I'.ninsuick (las Light Company, was charter 
numlier of tile board of directors by whom 
was built the New Brunswick City Water 
Works anil for more than forty-five years was 
a director of the Mutual Fire Insurance Coni- 
p.iny of New Brunswick. In 1876 he was ap- 
pi iuted by Governor Bedle member of the 
New Jersey centeiniial commission, h'or 
many years he has been a member of the 
I'll ard of Trade of New Brunswick and of the 
Washington .Association of Morristown, a 
fellow of the .American Geographical Society. 
Xew N'ork. a councillor of the Institute of 
Civics, member <jf the Xew Jersey Historical 
.Siciety. and member of the .Sons of the .Ameri- 
can Revolution. 

At Geneva. Xew York. October 18. 1848. 
Henry Latimer Janeway married Catherine 
Aheel. horn in Belleville. Xew Jersey. F"ebru- 
ary 13. iXjc), daughter of Rev. ( lustavus .Abeel. 



D. D., a minister uf the Dutch Reformed 
church, who married Mary J., daughter of 
Abraham \'an Xest, of New York City. Dr. 
Abeel's grandfather was Colonel James Abeel. 
who served as (|uartermaster general under (len- 
erai Washington. Children of Henry Latimer 
and Catherine ( .\beel I Janeway: i. (iustavus 
.\beel Janeway, died young. 2. Katherine 
\'an Xest Janeway (deceased), married W'il- 
loughby Weston (decea>ed). and had a son. 
Henry Janeway Weston (deceased). 3. 
Henry Latimer Janeway (tleceased), married 
Mary Wetmore : four children — Mary Alison 
Janeway, Katherine Abeel Janeway, Helen 
Rodney Janeway, and Henry Latimer Jane- 
way. Three children (with their mother) re- 
side with their ( irandfather Janeway in New 
Brunswick. 4. Mary .^beel Janeway, died 
j-oung. 5. Helen Hamilton Janeway, resides 
with her father in New Brunswick. 6. Har- 
mon Crosby Janeway, died in infancy. 

The family here described are 
MARCCS of the Jewish faith, with mind 
and intelligence always recept- 
ive to the best truths of all beliefs, and with 
ambition to e.xcel in learning and achievement. 
The first rect)rd of them is in X'ienna, .\us- 
tria. and the members of the family wiio have 
made the L'nited States their abiding place 
have becnme jiublic-spirited and valuable citi- 

(I) i'.ernard Marcus was burn in X'ienna. 
.\ustria, and subsequently removed to I'aris. 
France. He was a banker, and married FJer- 
tha, daughter of .\braham Wisner. uf Paris. 
They had a son Herman David. 

(II) Herman David, son of IJcrnard and 
liertha (Wisner) Marcus, was born May 26, 
1867, in Paris, France. He came to .America, 
a poor boy, landing in New York in November, 
1883, and made his way to Philadeli)hia, where 
for a time he made his living at first peddling 
He afterwards obtained a position as a boy in 
a brewery, and eventually i)ursued a course 
at the l'hiladel])hia Dental College, from which 
he graduated in February, 1888, with degree 
D. D. S., but his ambition was not satisfied, 
and the same year he entered the Medico- 
Chirurgical College, of the same citv, from 
which he graduated in 189 1 with degree M. D. 
He spent a year as resident physician or in- 
terne at the College Hospital, the next year in 
the .same capacity at the Philadelphia Hos- 
pital, and was then for a time attached to the 
I'hiladelphia Mnnicijial Hospital. From i8<)3 
until 1000 Dr. Marcus was lecturer of thera- 

peutics and general urinary diseases, and then 
was for a time a lecturer on anatomy and 
physical diagnosis at Philadelphia Dental Col- 
lege. From 1894 ""t'l 1898 he served in the 
P'olyclinic College and Hospital as special as- 
sistant to the chair of diseases of the chest. 
In h'ebruary. iipi. Dr. Marcus removed to .At- 
lantic City, which has since been his home, and 
where he immediately entered upon the general 
practicv of medicine, winning well deserved 
success. 1 lis advance in life, from a penniless 
boy to the jiosition <.)f a prominent physician 
in one of the finest cities of the land, well illus- 
trates the possibilities ojien to perseverance 
and pluck, in the land of wide opportunities. 
Dr. .Marcus is a member of the .American 
Medical .Association, New Jersey State Medi- 
cal Association, Atlantic County Medical .As- 
sociation, also of the Benevolent and Protect- 
ive ( )rder of P^lks, of .Atlantic City. He is an 
independent Republican in politics, and in re- 
ligion a liberal Jew. He is a man of high at- 
tainments, and has from time to time con- 
tributed to the various medical magazines and 
journals, on a variety of subjects. 

Dr. Marcus married (first ) in 1892, Jean, 
liaughter of Julius Blumenthal, of Altoona, 
i'eimsylvania, who died in 1900, leaving two 
children. Bernard, born 1893, and Jean, born 
1900. He married (second) A'etta, daughter 
of Aloses Kaufman, of Charlottesville, \'ir- 
ginia, born in {'"ebruary, 1872. and they became 
parents of one child, Madeline Katherine, born 
September. 1904. 

[■'.lizabeth Drinker quaintly re- 
SMITH marks in the charming diary 
which she wrote over one hun- 
dred and fifty years ago that three Mr. Smiths 
had called on her in the course of one morn- 
ing, and that not one of the three were in any 
way related to the other, and concludes her 
account of the visit with the remark: "I think 
there are nv_n\- Smiths in .Vortli .America than 
there are all other people put together." 
Whether the ancestor lA the branch of the 
family at present tmder consideration was oiu' 
of Elizabeth Drinker's callers or not it is im- 
|)ossible to say. but at any rate Dr. Walter 
llorstmanu .Smith and his ancestors have 
played unite an im])ortant part in the history 
of Philadeliihia and f^ennsylvania. 

( I ) John Smith, the first ancestor of whom 
we lia\e information, was born in Scotland. 
When a young man he entered the Cnited 
.States navy and was one of twelve men picked 
out to set fire to the (jld frigate "Philadel 



l)hia" at the battle of Tripoli. He married 
Rebecca Lauterback and among their children 
was John L., see forward. 

(II) John L., son of John and Rebecca 
(Lauterback) Smith, was for many years a 
builder and manufacturer of locomotives at 
Philadelphia, and was a master mechanic of 
exceptional ability. He built and ran the first 
locomotive which run from Philadelphia to 
Germantown, and run the first engine up the 
inclined plane. He married Rebecca, daugh- 
ter of Peter Johnson, a flour merchant of 
Philadelphia, who served in the battles of Ger- 
mantown and Brandywine in the revolution- 
ary war. Among their children was Joseph, 
E. C, see forward. 

( III ) Joseph E. C., son of John L. and Re- 
becca (Johnson) Smith, was born in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 1843. For many years he 
was the cashier for William H. Horstmann & 
Company of Philadelphia. In 1870 he mar- 
ried in Philadelphia Margaret Emma, born in 
1849, daughter of Hugh and Susan L. (Venai ) 
Kilpatrick, the former of whom was a son of 
.\ndre\\ Kilpatrick, and the latter a daughter 

of and Katherine (Stahl) \'enai ; 

Katherine (Stahl) \"enai was a daughter of 
John Stahl, of Lancaster, I'emisylvania, who 
aided the revolutionary war financially. Chil- 
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Smith: i. Howard 
(jrove, born 1872, died in 1903. 2. Roland 
Hand, born 1873, died December 2},. 1902. 3. 
J. Ellis, horn November 9, 1879, twin with 
Walter Horstmann. 4. \\''alter Horstmann, 
see forward. 

(I\') Walter Horstmann, youngest cliild of 
Joseph Ellis Coffey and Margaret Emma ( Kil- 
j)atrick') Smith, was born in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, November 9, 1879. For his 
early education he attended the Friends" school 
in Philadel])hia. He then entered the medical 
department of the I'niversity of Pennsylvania, 
1898, and graduated in 1902 with the degree 
of M. D. I'or two years he served as an as- 
sistant in the Philadelphia Hospital, after 
which he engaged in the genera! practice of his 
profession in Philadelphia. During his serv- 
ice in the Philadelphia Hospital Dr. Smith 
opened an office at Haddonfield, New Jersey, 
which is now the scene of his labors. He is .i 
member of the .■\merican Medical Association. 
New Jersey Medical Society, Camden County 
Medical Society, and Alumni .\ssociation of 
the I'niversity of Pennsylvania. He is an en 
thusiastic student of his profession, and he hai 
reported and written for the various medical 
magazines and jiapers. He is a member of the 

I.'.cdical Club of Philadelphia. He is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church, and a Republi- 
can in politics. 

Dr. Smith married. May 18, 1904, Violet 
Ringgold Thompson, of Annapolis, Maryland, 
a direct <lescendant of William Smith, of 
Maryland, known as "Gold Heels," and who 
aided the revolutionary war financially. They 
have one child, \\ alter Horstmann Jr., born in 

There have been since the early 

AilBOTT days of the colonization of 
South Jersey three distinct 
families by the name of Abbott in that section 
of the stale. One of these is the family of 
George Abbott, of Salem ; another the de- 
scendants of John Abbott, of Chesterfield, and 
the third, which is at present under considera- 
tion, the posterity of James Abbott, of Long 
Island. So far as is known there is no rela- 
tionship between any of these families, nor so 
far as is known there is no relationship be- 
tween any of these families, nor so far as the 
records that have come to light show have they 
intermarried with each other. 

( I ) James Abbott, founder of the family at 
])resent under consideration, was born in 
county Somerset, England. He emigrated to 
Long Island somewhere near the close of the 
seventeenth century, antl died there leaving 
seven children — two daughters and five sons : 
I. James, referred to below. 2. Isaac. 3. 
Benjamin, went to Pennsylvania. 4. Daniel, 
moved to New England. 5. William, settled 
in South Jersey. 

(II) James (2), son of James (i) Abbott. 
i)f Lung Island, settled in Salem county. New 
Jersey, about the same time that his brother 
Isaac removed from Long Island to the head 
of the Raritan river, in Hunterdon county, 
.New Jersey. He died between 1763 and 1768. 
and among his children was a son John, re- 
ferred to below. 

( HI ) John, son of James (2) Abbott, was 
horn in Salem county, New Jersey, April 8, 
1758. died April 3, 1834. He married (first) 
Elizabeth Harden, who died February 18. 
1787. *ITe married (second) Rebecca Chattin. 
l)orn September 29, 1764. died March 17, 
1813. Children, all except the first by second 
marriage: I. Thomas, born March 10. 1786, 
died May. 1795. 2. Elizabeth, September 8, 
1790, died .^pril 23, 1850: married Clark W'eb- 
ster. 3. Mary, October 21, 1792, died Febru- 
arv 23. 1874: married William Murphy. 4. 
.Sarah, July i(>, 171)3. died about 1887: married 

■^. &.<R(2^.dwf 



a llanby. 5. Martha, April 25, 1798; married 
a llanby; died about 1892. Sarah and Mar- 
tha married brothers and lived near each other 
in southern Indiana. 6. Isaac, November i, 
1800, died July i. 1835. 7. John Chattin, re- 
ferred to below. 8. David. February 7, 1807, 
<lied April, 1854. 

I 1\" ) Mon. John Chattin .\bbott, son of John 
.ind Rebecca (Chattin) Abbott, was bom in 
S;ileni count\'. New Jersey, March 2, 1803. 
Ahimt 1S30 he removed from Salem county to 
Mays Landing, Atlantic county, where lie was 
f( ir a time employed as a clerk at the Weymouth 
Works. Subsequently he became general 
manager for Dr. Schoenburger, of Pittsburg, 
I'ennsylvania, where he had charge of his fur- 
naces in the .\llegheny mountains, near Ho\- 
lidaysijurg. He was a civil engineer and a 
merchant: he served for fifteen years as one 
of the lay judges of Atlantic county, and was 
for several terms a member of the board of 
freeholders. He died October 2, 1891. Mr. 
.\bbott married, October 31, 1834, Ann (ioil- 
frey, daughter of William and Rejoice (Steel- 
man ) Treen ; she was born in 1810. Chil- 
dren: I. William Treen, born September 29, 
1836; now a Methodist clergyman, residing at 
.■\sbury Park, New Jersey, and during the civil 
war chaplain of the Twenty-third Volunteer 
Regiment New Jersey Infantry. He married 
Rebecca (jilbert, of Burlington, and has Cath- 
arine, Stella, and William (lodfrey .Abbott, of 
I )cean City. 2. John Godfrey, born Novem- 
ber 20, 1838: enlisted during the civil war as 
private, i)romoted corporal and first lieutenant, 
nuich of his time acting captain of the Forty- 
eighth Regiment of the New- Jersey Volun- 
teer Infantry, Company G, killed in action at 
hOrt W'agner in 1863; unmarried. 3. Joseph 
Edward Potts, referred to below. 4. Clark 
Webster, born .November 12, 1842; married 
.Arabella Wilson, and has John, Henry, .-Mbert, 
I'lorence, .Sarah. Emma, Wilmer, Melvin and 
(lark Webster Jr. 5. pjenjamin Treen, born 
.August (>. 1845: a physician living at ( )cean 
City: married (first) Harriet Blue: (second) 
Fiuma (iodfrey. who died a year later ; (third) 
Delia Corson; children by first marriage, 
Anna, married Stejihen Little, of Camden; 
I'-lizabeth : Dolly, married George Parsons. 6. 
Kebecca .\., born December 12, 1847: died un- 
married. 7. Charles Tuller, born December 
J~. 1849. (lied in 1902: lived at Mays Landing: 
married Caroline (ilover, and has Howard W., 
Bessie (dover, Mary, married Richard W. 
Towell. and has Richard W., Jr., Charles Tul- 
ler, Margaret, Edward and Adella. 8. Mar- 

garet Treen, born 1852; married Robert T. 
Kenny, of Wahoo, Nebraska. 

( \' ) Joseph Edward Potts Abbott, third 
child and son of John Chattin and Ann God- 
frey (Treen) Abbott, was born at Mays Land- 
ing Atlantic county. New Jersey, August 20. 
1840. For his early education he attended the 
[Hiblic school, after which for about three years 
lie taught school, and then began the study of 
the law in the office of the Hon. George S. 
Woodhull, of Camden, wdio in 1866 became 
one of the justices of the supreme court. He 
was admitted to the New Jersey bar as an at- 
torney in November, 1865, and as counsellor 
in June, 1870. From 1866 to 1872 he was the 
only attorney practicing in Atlantic county, 
and hi> law practice covered a very wide range, 
especially in real estate and corporation cases. 
-March 7, 1898. at the earnest solicitation of 
Governor (iriggs, he accepted the appointment 
of prosecutor of the pleas of Atlantic county. 
In 1903 he accepted a rea])])ointnient of the 
same position from Governor Murphy, and 
filled the office until 1908. He is a member 
of the New Jersey Bar Association, and of the 
.\tlantic County Bar Association, and he is 
known to-day not only as one of the oldest 
living practitioners in the state, but also as the 
father of the Atlantic county bar. 

Ill ]xilitics Mr. .Abbott is a Republican, and 
he has been one of the most active members 
of his party in his state and county. What 
was known as the two term rule for members 
of the congress in New Jersey was broken by 
the election of James Buchanan to a third 
term largely through his efforts, and to his 
efforts was due the method of representa- 
tion in the Atlantic county delegation which 
])revents the undue preponderance of a place 
like -Atlantic City is settling legislative matters 
relating to the country districts of the county. 
Mr. .Abbott has long been a great student of 
and is one of the authorities on numismatics 
and minerals, and he has been for over thirty 
\ears gathering a collection. He has made a 
s])eciarty of American silver coins, and his 
collection is regarded as one of the finest in 
the country. His mineral collection of nearly 
I Hie thousand species has among it some of the 
rarest specimens which were e.xhibited at the 
Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1876. 

Mr. -Abbott married, -\ovember 8, 1862, 
Adeline H., born March 2~. 1836, daughter of 
Charles and Mary (libson. of Doylestown, 
Pennsylvania. Children, both of whom died 
in infancy: Joseph Edwin and Wilbur Mere- 
dith. They have an adopted daughter, Nellie 



M.. horn October 28, 1885. a graduate of the 
inil)lic school of Mays Landing, and devoted to 

( Ircat difficulty is found in trac- 

IIARKIS ing individual members of this 
numerous family owing to the 
number of immigrants who came to New Eng- 
land in the first period of settlement and to the 
similarity of christian names abounding, such 
as John, Thomas. William, etc. In 1643 Will- 
iam Harris ojjened in Ijiswich, Massachusetts 
r>ay Colony, and took up land. The same year 
lohn Harris also located there and was 
allotted two or more lots and the same year 
Thomas appears and is also allotted two lots. 
These men may have been brothers or cousins, 
as thev were of the same relative ages. Will- 
iam. John and Thomas each took a wife and 
])ossiblv one or more children. With a sec- 
ond installment of settlers another brother or 
cousin appears in the person of David Harris, 
who arrived in 1643 and who is the progenitor 
in whom we are interesteti in this .sketch. 

(I) David Harris, a wheelwright by trade 
and Mary Weld, his wife, was allotted two 
lots of land in Ijjswich, which they sold in 
1653 and removed to Middletown, Connecticut 
colony. William and Edde or Edith Harris 
had removed from Ipswich to Middletown, the 
same or possibly the previous year, having 
sold their allotted two acres of land in Ips- 
wich. David and William Harris thus becom- 
ing ])ro])rietors and freemen of Middletown 
in 1632. David and Mary (Weld) Harris had 
one child. Mary, born in l])swich, April 2, 
1651. and other children born in Middletown, 
including Thomas, see forward. 

(in Ihomas. son of David and Mary 
( Weld ) 1 larris, was born in Middletown, Con- 
necticut Colony, probably in 1653, and he lo- 
catetl in I'airtield where he brought up a family 
which included a first child Thomas, see for- 

(HI) Thomas (21. eldest son of Thomas 
(I) Harris, of Middletown. was born about 
1685 in Eairfield, and he became a member of 
a comjiany of New England colonists who left 
••"airfield in Connecticut Colony early in the 
eighteenth century and settled in Cumberland 
county. Xew Jersey, where they purchased 
land, founded a town which they called I'air- 
field and parcelled the tract among the adven- 
turers, according to the size of their respect- 
ive families as was the custom in Xew Eng- 
land. His will was probated at Trenton. Xew 
Jersey. January 24. 1750. which places the 

year of his death 1749. He named his eldest 
son Thomas, see forward, as was the custom 
of the family. 

(1\') Thomas (3). son of Thomas (2). 
was born in Eairfield, Cumberland county, 
.\'ew Jersey, Xovember, 1710. He served as 
surgeon in revolutionary war with Xew Jer- 
sey troo])s and became known as Captain 
Thomas. In 1750 he was sent to England in 
behalf of the people of Eairfield, Xew Jersey, 
to try and secure a perfect title to the land in 
the southern jiortion of the township, taken up 
by the Xew England settlers, but in this effort 
he was not successful. Among the valuable 
mementos he brought back with him from 
England was a large folio volume of the works 
of Rev. John Flavel, the eminent non-con- 
formist preacher, which is now owned by his 
great-great-grandson and namesake. Thomas 
W. Harris. Captain Thomas Harris died in 
Eairfield. Xew Jersey, A))ril 27, 1783. 

( \' ) E])hraim, son of Cajitain Tliomas (3) 
I larris, was born in T~airfield, Cumberland 
county. Xew Jersey, in 1731. He received a 
good education, was |)rominent in public af- 
fairs, was appointed by the governor a justice 
of the peace of Cumberland county, September 
17, 1772, a justice of the court of pleas, I-'eb- 
ruary 28, 1774, a representative in the council 
of the state that met at Trenton, Xew Jer- 
sey. October 21, 1778, and served at one time 
as s])eaker pro tempore of the house of assem- 
bly. He was in the state legislature when the 
state constitution was framed and was consid- 
ered one of the leaders in the adoption of thai 
measure. He was a strong Presbyterian in 
religious faith and became a ruling elder of the 
"Old Stone Church ( Presbyterian) of Fair- 
field. Dr. Whitaker, historian of that church, 
says of him that he was "the most intelligent 
man in the session." He married twice and by 
his first wife had children. Thomas and Pier- 
son, see forward. 

(XT) Thomas {4). eldest son of Hon. 
E])liraim Harris, was born in Eairfield, Cum- 
berland county, Xew Jersey, about 1794. He 
was a farmer and imikeeper, and an un.suc- 
cessful candidate for sheriff of Cumberland 
county, defeated by a few votes only. He 
had a son, Theophilus Elmer Harris, born 
Tamiarv 58, 1796, who was sheriff of Cumber- 
land county, 1848-51. township assessor for 
several years, a prominent anti-slavery advo- 
cate and an early member of the Rei)ublican 
party. He married. February 12, 1817, Eydia, 
daughter of L'rben Dixon, of Fairfield, and 
thev had ten children and he married a second 



wife !)y will nil lie liad two children. One uf 
his sDiis hy his first wife was Thomas Urbeii 
llarris. a jironiiiient merchant of Bridgeton, 
and originator of the l:!ridgeton Saving F.und 
and lluiUiing Association founded in June, 
1865, and its secretary: treasurer of the West 
lersey Transportation Company and president 
of the Bridgeton National Bank from 1884. 
He married (first) Mary C. Holmes, August 
30. 1853, and (second) Isabella Robinson, 
.\|)ril 15, i8(/i. His children all died in early 

( \"] ) I'iorson. son of Hon. Epiiraim and 
brother of 'J'homas llarris was born in Fair- 
field. Cumberland county, New Jersey, about 
1824. He married and removed to Borden- 
town, Burlington county, where his son Pier- 
son, see forward, was born. 

(VII) Pierson (2), eldest son of Pierson 
(i) Harris, was born in Bordentown, Burling- 
ton county, New Jersey; about 1825. He was 
a carriage mainifacturer. He married as his 
first wife Emma Holmes, and as his second 
wife Mary Beebe. He removed to Tuckahoe 
before 1854. Children : Lewis D., Emma J., 
Edward P., Hannah, Gilbert Tyce, see for- 
ward. Hannah resides at Clifton, Delaware 
county, Pennsylvania. 

(\'III) Gilbert Tyce, son of Pierson (2) 
and Emma (Holmes) Harris, was born in 
Tuckahoe, New Jersey, 1854. He married in 
1870 Sarah, daughter of Parker T. and Sarah 
Townsend. She was born in 1856, and they 
removed to Atlantic City, Atlantic county, 
New Jersey, after their four children were 
born, as follows: i. Howard Godfrey, born 
October 16, 1 87 1, see forward. 2. Parker 
Townsend, I'hiladelphia, Pennsylvania, Febru- 
ary 5, 1873: married Augusta, daughter of 
Ephraim and .Vugusta Sooy and they had two 
children : Ephraim and i\ugusta Harris. 3. 
Hannah Naomi, born Pittsville, Maryland, De- 
cember, 1879: married Charles O. Barker and 
had three children : Howard, Gilbert and Ruth 
Barker. 4. Edward Gunby, born Atlantic 
City, May, 1883. 

(IX) Howard Godfrey, eldest child of Gil- 
bert Tyce and Sarah (Townsend) Harris, was 
born in Tuckahoe, New Jersey, October 16, 
1 87 1. He attended public school in Atlantic 
City, to which place his parents had removed 
and he prepared for college, entering Rutgers 
College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1890, 
and graduating B. S., 1894. He took up the 
profession of civil engineer in Atlantic City 
and also carried on an extensive business in 
buying and selling real estate, in which he was 

eminently successful. He laid out streets, 
]iarks and road systems for .\tlantic City, 
which greatly increased the value of real es- 
tate in that winter capital so liberally patron- 
ized by the wealthy classes. His business as 
a real estate dealer is conducted in partner- 
ship with George A. Elvins, with offices in the 
Bartlett building, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 
He was elected ])resident of the Ventnor city 
council, in which place he took up his residence 
after his marriage. His religious and political 
affiliation is with no particular church or party, 
but he su]ii)orts both good government and 
good works in the line of bettering humanity. 
He married. May 9, 1897, ^'1^ Moore, born 
June 12, 1873, daughter of Evan J. and Emity 
(Read) Risley. Children: i. Helen Lucile, 
born May 9, 1899. 2. Howard (Godfrey (2), 
January 12, 1904. 

There are numerous tra- 
Ll.VDSLEY ditions concerning John and 
Francis Lindsley, according 
to most (jf which, it is said that the two broth- 
ers came from a place not far from and to the 
southwest of London. One story is that the 
place was the town of Lindsley or Lindlcy, 
which would indicate, if the story were true at 
all, that the place was the country seat of the 
head of the family. In an old family Bible 
in Morristown, which formerly belonged to 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Lindsley) Shaw, is found this 
item among others: "Francis Lindsley came to 
this country in the ship with Robert Kitchel in 
1639." This vessel is said to have been the 
first to anchor in New ' Plaven bay. John 
Lindsley signed the oath of fidelity in New 
Haven in 1641, but it seems probable that the 
first authentic record of Francis is in connec- 
tion with his law suit brought by Stephen Med- 
calfe. in 1645, when he and his brother were 
living in Branford, Connecticut. Francis was 
sued by Medcalfe, who won suit. Some gen- 
ealogists say that John and Francis came to 
America with their father, John Sr., who is 
said to have died at Guilford, in 1650, but as 
yet no proof of the statement has come to life. 
There is also a tradition that Francis was in 
Cromwell's army, and took part in the battle 
of Wallby, which, however, was fought in 
1685, when both brothers were recorded as 
being in Brandford, and if they came to 
America in 1639 or 40, they could not have 
been in the Cromwellian army, because the 
first battle of the Great Rebellion, Edgehill. 
was fought in 1642. 

(I) Francis Lindsley, founder of the fam- 



ily in New Jersey, came to that colony from 
iJranfurd but with the Milford company in 
1667, and died there between the years 1704 
and 1710. His name appears among the forty 
adcHtional settlers who signed the Fundamental 
agreement, June 24, 1667. His home lot was 
number 44, and he obtained patents for several 
tracts of land, part of which was in the right 
of Ebenezer Canfield. He was a large land- 
holder, but does not appear to have taken a 
prominent part in the town affairs. In the 
first tax list of Newark he was assessed for 
£210. His house lot of six acres is on the 
south side of J^Iarket street, at the corner of 
High, where the courthouse now stands. In 
the distribution of lands by lots, he drew sev- 
eral tracts in different parts of the township, 
and in 1696 or 1697 obtained the patent from 
the proprietors of East Jersey, confirming 
these lands to him. The patent covered two 
hundred and eighty-seven acres of land in 
small tracts, and the patent is still preserved in 
the rooms of New Jersey Historical Society 
in Newark. In 1686 he was one of the com- 
mittee chosen to lay out highways during the 
ensuing year. Francis Lindsley married, 
June 24. 1O55, "it ISranford, Susanna Culpep- 
])er. His children, born in Branford and 
Newark, were: i. Deborah, born 1656. 2. 
Ruth, 1658. 3. Ebenezer, referred to below. 
4. John, 1667. 5. Uenjamin. 6. Joseph. 7. 
Jonathan. He divided his estate while he was 
living between his five sons and left no will. 

(Hj Ebenezer, eldest son of Francis and 
Susannah (Culpepper) Lindsley, was born in 
Branford, 1665, died in 1743, and was buried 
in the old graveyard at Orange, his daughter 
Hannah being buried by his side. The deed 
of gift for his share of his father's land is 
now among the Lindsley papers in the posses- 
sion of the New Jersey Historical Society in 
Newark. He was two years old when hi> 
father came to New Jersey, and in a deed from 
Josiah ( )gden. to him, he is styled wheel- 
wright, it is not known whom he married. 
His children, however, were: i. Hannah, born 
1693, married Elisha Stansborough. 2. Ebe- 
nezer, ify/). 3. Josiah. 4. Flihu. 5. Benja- 
min, referred to below. 

(ill) Benjamin, youngest siMi of Ebenezer 
Lindsley was born in Newark, 1715, died in 
1785. He was buried beside his father in the 
Old MouiUain Society graveyard at Orange. In 
1753 he subscribed £6 to the Second Meeting 
House at Orange. He married (first) Mary, 
born .May 11, 1724, died August 15, 1755, 
youngest child of John Morris, of Newark, 

who died in 1729. She was the granddaughter 
of Captain John Morris, born in New Haven, 
i66<'), died 1749, by his wife, Sarah; great- 
granddaughter of John Morris and his second 
wife, Elizabeth (Harrisonj Lampson, daugh- 
ter of Richard Harrison and great-great- 
granddaughter of Thomas Morris, who signed 
the Plantation Covenant in New Haven, 1639. 
Children of Benjamin and Mary (Morris) 
Lindsley were: i. Sarah. 2. Elizabeth, born 
1749. 3. John, referred to below. Benjamin 
Lindsley married (second) Dorcas Harrison, 
wlici survived him many years, and died with- 
nut issue. 

( 1\' ) Jiihn, only son and youngest child of 
Lenjanun and Mary (Alorris) Lindsley, was 
born ni that ]>art of Newark which is now 
known as South Orange, 1752, died in 1819, 
and was buried in the Old Orange graveyard. 
He was an important and influential citizen, 
and for his time quite. wealthy. From 1788 to 
1813 he was justice of the peace, and for 
many years, beginning in 1808, was a judge of 
the inferior court of common pleas. He was in 
the battle of Monmouth Court House, but being 
an only son, and having besides a family of his 
own and various other responsibilities, he found 
a substitute to take his place for the remainder 
of the war. This substitute was killed in a 
later engagement, and Judge Lindsley contrib- 
uted to the support of that substitute's mother 
as long as she lived. In 1784 he was one of 
the subscribers to the "Parish Sloop." At the 
usual Fourth of July celebration, held in 1814, 
he and Major Abraham W'inans were the bear- 
ers of the National Standard, an honor always 
conferred on two of the leading men of the 
town. He was an elder of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Orange, and a man of affairs, 
of undoubted integrity and good judgment and 
his advice and counsel were of weight in every 
department of life. 

Judge John Lindsley married Phebe, born 
175(1, died 1839, daughter of Israel and Mary 
( Curry ) Baldwin ; granddaughter of Joseph 
and Rebecca Baldwin ; great-granddaughter of 
Benjamin and Hannah (Sargeant) Baldwin, 
of the Milford- Newark settlers; great-great- 
granddaughter of Joseph Baldwin, of Mil- 
ford, Connecticut. Children of Judge John 
and Phebe (Baldwin) Lindsley were: i. Lydia. 
2. Sarah, became the first wife of Stephen D. 
Day. 3. Mary, became the second wife of 
Stephen D. Day. 4. Matilda. 5. John Mor- 
ris, referred to below. 6. Benjamin. 7. 
Phebe. 8. Eliza. His home was where the Ro- 
man Catholic C)rphan Asylum now stands in 



Soutli Orange, the land having been inhcnteil 
from Ebenezer Lindsley. 

(\ ) John Alorris, elder son of Judge John 
and I'hebe (Baldwin) Lindsley, was born in 
South Orange, New Jersey, April 25, 1784, 
died in Orange, October 19, 1863. He was a 
leading man in the community, and was one 
of the first to start a country store in that 
place. Me was associated witli his brother-in- 
law. .Stephen D. Day, until 1806, when the firm 
was dissolved and the business continued by 
.\Ir. Lindsley in the store built for the firm, on 
the easterh corner of Cone street, the site now 
occupied by the Orange Savings Bank. For 
many years he did a thriving business, and 
was recognized as one of the leading and most 
enterprising merchants in Essex countv. 
When his .^ons, Xelson and George, became of 
age. they were taken into partnership and the 
business continued as John M. Lindsley & 
S'>ns. until his death. In 1850 Nelson and 
( ieorge Lindsley established the coal business, 
which they ran so successfully, and they were 
the first to introduce that article m the 
(_)ranges. This business gradually increased 
to such an extent that they finally gave up 
their dealings in general merchandise, limiting 
their trade to coal and hardware. While tak- 
ing no prominent part in politics, John Morris 
Lindsley encouraged improvements in every 
direction antl had the greatest faith in the fu- 
ture development of his native town. He wit- 
nessed its growth from a simple farming dis- 
trict to a flourishing township, which gradually 
developed into a prosperous city. 

John Morris Lindsley married Charlotte, 
<laughter of Daniel, granddaughter of Daniel, 
born 1720. died 1794, great-granddaughter of 
the Rev. Daniel, 1691 to 1747, antl great-great- 
granddaughter of Daniel Taylor, of Saybrook, 
Connecticut. Her great-grandfather, the Rev- 
erend Daniel Taylor, was the first pastor oi 
the Mountain Society in Orange. Charlotte 
(Taylor) Lindsley was born September 23. 
1787, died August 25, 1857. Children of John 
Morris and Charlotte (Taylor) Lindsley were: 
I. Nelson, referred to below. 2. Romana A., 
born January 13, 181 1, died March 31. 1889: 
married ( first) Philip Kingsley, the first law- 
yer of Orange, and (second I Locke Catlin. 
3. John Philip, born October 3. 1813, died June 
I'). 1884. 4. Ann Eliza, born August 12, 1816, 
<lied March 6, 1893; married Edward Truman 
llillyer. 5. James Girard, born .March 1<), 
1819. 6. George, see sketcli. 

(Vli Nelson, eldest child of John Morris 
and Charlotte (Taylor) Lindsley, was born 

.\ugust 2^,. i8o8, died Sunday, July i, 1888. 
For his early education he attended the public 
schools and the Orange .Academy, and after 
leaving the latter enteretl his father's store as 
clerk, and later with his brother (ieorge suc- 
ceeded to the business. In 1862 the new brick 
building was erected on the opposite corner, 
and for twenty years the firm was the most 
jirominent of any in the county, outside of 
Newark. In 1883, owing to increasing weak- 
ness. Nelson Lindsley withdrew from the firm 
and left the business to be conducted by his 
brother. Mr. Lindsley had no desire for poli- 
tics or social life, but he was a staunch Re- 
])ublican and he was always a leader in every 
movement which tended to improve the town 
or to l)enefit his neighbors. He was especially 
active in the movement made in 1857 to secure 
lietter facilities on the Morris and Essex road. 
1 le was one of the committee which waited 
upon the managers of the railroad to protest 
in the name of C)range against an increase 
of fares to New York and Newark, of fifty 
and twenty-five per cent., and he continued 
to agitate the matter until the committee's 
object was accomplished. He was also prom- 
inent in securing the incorporation of Orange 
as a town. This movement started in 1859, 
and he called to order the first public meeting 
held to consider that (|uestion in Willow Hall. 
on November 17, of that year. In the follow- 
ing year he was elected to represent the third 
ward, when the first town committee was or- 
ganized, and he served for one term of three 
years. For many years he was the president 
of the Rosedale Cemetery Association, and 
spent much of his time in bringing the ceme- 
tery to that state of development for which it 
has since become noted. Cnder the old 
militia system he took an active interest in 
military affairs, and was the adjutant of the 
h'iftieth Regiment, Essex Brigade. There 
have been few men who occupied a more im- 
|)ortant position or exercised a greater influ- 
ence in the community. 

Nelson Lindsley married Ann, ilaughter of 
Caleb, granddaughter of Captain George, 
great-granddaughter of Caleb, great-great- 
granddaughter of George Jr., and great-great- 
great-granddaughter of George Sr.. and great- 
great-great-great-granddaughter of Richard 
llarrison. of Newark. Their children were • 
I . Ciiarlotte. 2. Edward. 3. Anna, married 
(first) I'arrand Dodd, and (second) Orrin S. 
Wood. 4. foiin Nicol, referred to below. 5. 
Lucy. 6. Walter. 

(\II) John Nicol. fourth child and second 



son of Nelson and Ann ( Harrison j Lindsley, 
was born on the corner of Center and Reuck 
streets. Orange, November 23, 1846, and is 
now living in Orange, New Jersey. He was 
sent to the public schools for his early educa- 
tion and completed his studies at Dr. Hay's 
school, the Orange Academy, and at a private 
school at Fergusonville, Delaware county, New 
Vork. After leaving school, wishing to ob- 
tain a more thorough knowledge of general 
business affairs than he could acquire in 
Orange, he went to New York City, and for 
six years worked in the employ of the Russell 
& Erwin Manufacturing Company of that 
city. In 1885 when his father on account of 
failing health, retired from the coal and hard- 
ware business, John Nicol Lindsley returned 
to Orange and took his place in the firm under 
his uncle, George Lindsley. On the death of 
the latter, Charles Alfred, his cousin, suc- 
ceeded his father, George Lindsley, and the 
two were for a time associated in the business. 
In 1889 a division was made, Charles Alfred 
taking the coal business, and John Nicol the 
hardware. This he enlarged and made many 
changes in, adding a greater variety of goods 
and conducting a more extensive trade than 
was carried on by either his father or his 
grandfather. He is a man of great force, 
energy and determination of character. Al- 
though taking no active part in politics, Mr. 
Lindsley is an ardent Republican and true to 
the principles represented by his party, and is 
president of the board of police commissioners 
of Orange. He is one of the directors of the 
r)range National Bank ; one of the managers 
of the Orange Savings Bank, and he has suc- 
ceeded to his father's position as one of the 
managers of the Rosedale Cemetery Associa- 
tion. He is also president of the board of 
trustees of the I'irst Presbyterian Church of 
Orange. His clubs are the Essex County 
Country Club and the Hardware Club of New 

John Nicol Lindsley married, November 24, 
1875, Ella, daughter of Napoleon and Mary 
f Leonard) Stetson, granddaughter of Stephen 
and Susan (Batterson) Stetson. Children of 
John Nicol and Ella (Stetson) Lindsley are: 
Mary, .Anna, Isabel. 

(For ancestry .«ee preceding sketch). 

(\'I) George Lindsley, young- 
LINDSLE^' est child of John Morris and 

Charlotte (Taylor) Lindsley. 
was born at his father's homestead, on the 
corner of Main and Cone streets, August 23, 

1821. died in Orange, New Jersey, February 
24, 1886. He was educated in the public 
schools and Orange Academy, and began his 
business career as clerk in his father's store. 
Later on he was taken into partnership with 
his father and elder brother, Nelson, and when 
his father retired from business he and his 
i)rother continued the business under the firm 
name of John M. Lindsley & Son. At this 
time they gave up dealing in dry goods, but 
continued the grocery, hardware and coal busi- 
ness, which they were already conducting. For 
several years the business was conducted on 
the old plan, on the southeast corner of Main 
and Cone streets, but about i860 John Morris 
Lindsley, the senior member, made a division 
of his property and the west corner came into 
the possession of the two brothers. Nelson and 
(jeorge, and they erected their brick building 
on the site of the old homestead and conducted 
business under the firm name of N. & G. 
Lindsley until the failing health of the elder 
brother. Nelson, necessitated his retirement, 
and George assumed control and associated 
with himself John Nicol Lindsley, son of his 
tmcle, Nelson Lindsley. George Lindsley was 
a public-spirited man, took a keen interest in 
the development of Orange, and to his enter- 
prise and energy are due many of the im- 
provements that have given Orange a fore- 
most rank as a suburban city. He was one 
of the original incorporators of the Orange 
Savings Bank. He was a shrewd business 
man, and made a number of profitable invest- 
ments in real estate. He was an ardent Re- 
publican and an earnest worker for his party, 
his influence being largely felt at the polls. 
For some time he represented his ward in the 
common council and in the board of chosen 

Cieorge Lindsley married Henrietta Ma- 
tilda, sister to General Alfred Munn, and 
daughter of William and JMatilda (Fartouite) 
Munn. of Orange, granddaughter of Aaron 
Mmm, great-granddaughter of Benjamin 
Munn, and great-great-granddaughter of John 
Munn. Her father was the cashier of the 
Orange Bank, now the Orange National Bank. 
Children: I. Frank, died at the age of six 
months. 2. Stuart, see forward. 3. Emma 
Louisa, deceased. 4. Laura Matilda. 5. 
Katharine Alunn, died in infancy. 6. Charles 
Alfred, referred to below. 7. Clara Augusta, 
born 1862, died 1886. 

(\TI) Stuart, second son of George and 
Henrietta Matilda (Munn) Lindsley, was born 
in Orange, New Jersey, February 18, 1849. 



Ik- acquired his (.-(iucatioii in the pubhc schools, 
the well-known private sclmol conducted by 
the Misses Robinson, Newark Acadeniy, and 
School of Mines of Columbia College, frotn 
which he was graduated in 1870. The year 
following his graduation he was engaged in 
the private laboratory of Professor Charles A. 
Chandler as an analytical chemist. He then 
took up civil engineering, and for six years 
served in the capacity of engineer for the 
Dundee Water Power and Laud Company, 
having charge of the works of the company 
at Passaic, New Jersey. During a portion of 
this time he was also city engineer of Pas- 
saic, and engaged as well in private work in 
the line of his profession. He had never, 
however, quite dropped his studies in metal- 
lurg}\ and in 1873, there being a general busi- 
ness depression in the east, he accepted an 
ofifer to go as chemist to the L'nion Consoli- 
dated Mining Company of Tennessee, an ex- 
tensive copper smelting company located at 
Ducktown, Tennessee. In 1879 he went to 
Leadville, Colorado, and became an assayer 
for the Gage Hagaman Smelting Company, the 
proprietor of one of the early silver-lead 
smelting works of that place. Subsequently he 
accepted a similar position with the Chrysolite 
Silver Mining Company. I-'rom this place he 
removed to Clifton, Arizona, to accept an ap- 
jiointment of superintendent and metallurgist 
of the Detroit copper Company. Later he 
filled the same position with the Royal George 
Smelting Company at Canyon City, Colorado, 
and he also performed other work in the west 
as a mining expert. 

Returning to the east in 1887 he soon after- 
wards engaged in business in Orange, New- 
Jersey, where he formed a copartnership with 
Robert Wright under the firm name of Wright 
& Lindsley. They established an extensive 
quarry and stone crushing plant on the line of 
the Erie railroad, near the Great Notch, and 
engaged in the business of Telford and Mc- 
.\dam road construction in the several com- 
munities in northern New Jersey reached by 
the above railroad. After the death of his 
father he joined his brother, Charles Alfred, 
who had already succeeded to the coal busi- 
ness, and formed a new partnership under the 
firm name of S. &. C. A. Lindsley. This was 
after his cousin, John Nicol Lindsley, had sep- 
arated from his brother, Charles Alfred, and 
taken as his share of the old business the hard- 
ware trade. The property on the southwest 
corner of Main and Cone streets was left to 
Stuart and Charles Alfred- by their father's 

will ; they enlarged the building and added 
some seventy-five feet on the west side of the 
corner. Stuart Lindsley organized the Essex 
County Electric Compan.y, of which he was the 
manager ; this company supplied Orange and 
West Orange with electric lights, and was later 
merged with others into the present system of 
the Public Service Corporation. In 1899 he 
joined with George D. and Joseph M. Mer- 
rill, brothers of his wife, and formed a cor- 
poration known as The Merrill Bros. Com- 
pany for the nianufacture of sterling silver 
novelties, acting as treasurer of the company 
from its formation to the present time (1909). 
•A facttjry was established in the city of New^- 
ark and the company has developed a flourish- 
ing business, growing steadily in volume and 
importance from year to year. 

Stuart Lindsley is one of the few descend- 
ants of the old founders of the C)ranges who 
have continued the work begun by their an- 
cestors, to whose energy, enterprise and busi- 
ness sagacity the city of Orange owes its great 
prosperity. His long experience in tlie west 
developed the characteristics inherited from 
his ancestors and awakened within him the 
spirit of self-reliance and coi-ifidence, to which 
he owes his success in his various enterprises. 

Stuart Lindsley married Katharine Eliza- 
beth, born in 1849, daughter of John Leonard 
and Lucy ( Balch ) Merrill, and descendant of 
Nathaniel Merrill, the founder of Newbury- 
port, AJassachusetts, in 1635. Children: i. 
George Leonard, born 1882 ; married Louise 
Van Court Clarke. 2. Lucy Merrill, 1884, 3. 
.Mice, 1887. 4. Horace Nelson, 1889. 5. 
Girard, 1891. 

( VH) Charles Alfred, the sixth child and 
third son of George and Henrietta Matilda 
( Munn ) Lindsley, was born on Day street. 
Orange, April 30, 1859. Studious, earnest 
and thoughtful as a child, as a man he de- 
veloped the same characteristics. He began 
his studies in the public schools and after 
graduating from the Orange high school, in 
1877. \^'^s prepared for college by his private 
tutor, and entering Princeton University re- 
ceived his B. A. degree in 1882. Soon after 
this he entered his father's employ as a clerk, 
and after the latter's death formed a partner- 
ship with his cousin, John Nicol Lindsley, and 
continued for a time in the coal and hardware 
business established by his father. In 1885 
the division, whereby John Nicol Lindsley took 
the hardware business as his share, having 
been made, Charles Alfred formed another 
partnership with his brother Stuart under the 



name of S. & C. A. Lindsley, and he con- 
tinued to develop this branch of the business 
and also to become connected with other enter- 
]5rises. With his brother he became interested 
in the l'~ssex County Electric Company, of 
which he was the secretary. He also assisted 
in organizing and since that event, in 1893, has 
been a director in the Second National Bank 
of Orange. In politics Mr. Lindsley is a Re- 
publican, and for three years, from 1896 to 
1899, was a member of the board of school 
commissioners of Orange, arid in 1907 and 
1908 a nienihcr of the city council of East 
()rangc. Mr. Lindsley in religious matters 
adheres to the church of his ancestors, but he 
is in sympathy with the more advanced and 
liberal ideas of modern Presbyterians. He 
has been for many years an elder in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Orange of which he is 
a trustee and the treasurer. He is an earnest 
supporter of the work of the church, has been a 
teacher in the Sunday school, and is clerk of 
the session. 

Charles Alfred Lindsley married, January 
16, 1894, Emily, daughter of Frank Decker. 
of Rochester, New York, a descendant of one 
of the earliest of the old Dutch settlers of New 
Netherland. She was born in Rochester, Feb- 
ruary 23, 1866. Her sisters are: Frances, 
married ( leorge Sabie, and has one daughter, 
Kathryn, and Lulu, married Harry Phillips, 
and has one daughter, Marian. Children of 
Charles Alfred and Emily (Decker) Lindsley 
are: i. Eldredge Decker, born January 2, 1893. 
2. lileanor. September 6, 1897. 3. Laurence 
.Alfred, |ulv 2. 1000. 

lames Ivightmire, the hrst 
RIGHTMIRE member of the family of 
whom we have definite in- 
formation, conies of an old and honored 
family of New Jersey, and according to tradi- 
tion his grandfather was in 1713 sheriff of 
Middlesex or Somerset county. He may have 
been a brother of the Jacob Richtmyer, of 
Middlesex county, who married Maria, daugh- 
ter of Abraham and Elizabeth \^an Voorhees 
and granddaughter of Jan Janse Van Voor- 
hees and Neeltje Nevius. James Rightmire 
was born in 1770, and died March 7, 1829, his 
will being proved the following year. For 
many years he was school teacher at Deans, 
Middlesex county. New Jersey. He married 
Sarah, born Xovcniber 25. 1779, and died 1843, 
daughter of Jacob and Mary Van Pelt. Chil- 
dren : I. Jacob \'an Pelt, referred to below. 
2. Aaron, died 1872. 3. George, died 1872. 

4. Wanchie, married a Mr. Ayres. 5. Cath- 
arine, married a Mr. Wilson. 6. Maria, mar- 
ried Thomas Schenck. 7. Sarah, married Voor- 
hees .Suydam. 

(II) Jacob \ an I^elt, son of James and 
Sarah (Van Pelt) Rightmire, was born at 
Deans, New Jersey, March 5, 1800, and died 
there September 8, 1880. He was baptized 
March 25, 1800, in the Franklin Park Dutch 
Reformed Church. He was owner of a boat 
that ran between Albany and New York in 
1824; after having an accident which disabled 
his right arm, he discontinued that business, 
after which he conducted a general store at 
Deans over forty years. He married Isabella, 
daughter of John and Isabella (Izesbister) 
Franks, who was born February 18, 1803, and 
died December 11, 1864. Children: I. Maria, 
born June 21, 1826; died February 18, 1909; 
married William \'an Derveer. 2. James, born 
.August 30, 1827; married Mary Tompson. 3. 
TlKjnias F.. born March 5, 1829; died May 14, 
ii)n8: married Elizabeth Post. 4. Margaret, 
born November 21, 1830; living 1909; married 
Peter (iarritson. 5. Jacob, born March 26, 
1833; died December 30, 1899; married Ada- 
line Stults. 6. Sarah Ann, born March i, 
1835 ; died February 25, 1905 ; married Samuel 
Franklin. 7. John T., born April 24, 1836: 
living 1909: married (first) Jane Ann Hough- 
ton ; ( second ) Mary Louisa Helwright. 8. 
Aaron, born January 9, 1839: died November 
30, 1865: unmarried. 9. Isaac, born August 
24. 1840; died March 25, 1873; unmarried. 
10. X'oorhees Suydam, referred to below. 11. 
William IL, born May 19, 1845; died Janu- 
ary (■>. 1904; married Lydia Vanskiver. 12. 
Abraham H., born November 13, 1848; died 
.\'<ivember 20, 1873; married Sophia M. Nye. 

(HI) Voorhees Suydam, son of Jacob Van 
Pelt and Isabella (Franks ) Rightmire. was born 
at Deans, New Jersey, June 25, 1843, ^nd for 
many years conducted a general country store 
in Deans, where he is now (1909) living retired. 
1 le married Mary Louisa, daughter of Colonel 
Dean and Mary Scott (Dey) Britton (see Brit- 
ton). Children: I. Estel Dean, referred to 
below. Willena Vanderveer, born April 14, 
1872; living in Deans, New Jersey. 3. Frank- 
lin, born January 19, 1874: a dentist, in Pater- 
son, New Jersey. 4. Voorhees Alvin, referred 
to below. 5. Alary Britton, January 14, 1878. 

(IV) Estel Dean, son of Voorhees Suydam 
and Mary Louisa (Britton) Rightmire, was 
born in Deans, New Jersey, April 14, 1870, and 
is now living at .Atlantic City. He received 
his early education at the public schools of 



Deans, Middlesex couiUy, New Jersey, and 
then entered the preparatory school for Rut- 
gers College, at New Brunswick, and after 
fniishing his course there he studied privately 
along scientific lines. He started in to work 
with Josiah Tice, city engineer of New Bruns- 
wick, February, 1888, and remained with him 
tor five years, when he became connected with 
the Johnson Railroad .Signal Company, of 
Rahway, New Jersey, with whom he remained 
for eighteen months.' In 1894 he opened an 
office as civil engineer at Mount Holly, Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, and in the fall of 
1895 started another office in .^.tlantic City. In 
1903 he was ajipointed county engineer for 
Atlantic county, and in April, 1903. he was 
chosen as city engineer of X'entnor City, .At- 
lantic county. New Jersey. In 1904 he received 
the appointment of city engineer for .A-bsecon, 
and in 1907 he was chosen as city engineer of 
Somers I'oint ; these three last mentioned posi- 
tions he still holds. In 1908 he was appointed 
borough engineer of Linwood. New Jersey, 
and in January, 190;, the city council of .At- 
lantic City gave him the appointment of cit\ 
engineer of that municipality, and lastly, in 
May, 1909, he received the appointment of 
special engineer of Margate City, New Jersey. 
From 1903 to 1909 he was a member of the 
board of education for Ventnor City, being 
chosen as secretary of the board ; but this posi- 
tion he was obliged to resign owing to the 
jiressure of his other responsibilities and duties. 
In January, 190", in order to fill a vacancy, he 
was appointed tax collector of \'entnor City. 
This record shows a most unprecedented list 
of positions held by so young a man in his pro- 
fession, and this simi)le enumeration speaks 
more than any words can do as to Mr. Right- 
niire's cajjacities and energies. He is a mein- 
ber of the .American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers, the Order of Junior American Me- 
chanics, Masonic Lodge, and of the Ventnor 
.Motor F'oat Club. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican, and in religious conviction a Presby- 
terian. January I, 1903, Mr. Rightmire mar- 
ried Hattie Fstelle, daughter of Robert W. 
Reid, of New York, who was born .August 31. 
1878, and whose parents now live at Long 
IJranch, New Jersey. 

(TV) Voorhees Alvin. son of Voorhees 
Suydam and Mary Louisa (Britton) Right- 
mire, was born at Deans, New Jersey, No- 
vember 23, 1875, and is now living at 105 
Halsey street, Newark, New Jersey. For his 
early education he attended the public schools 
at Deans, and after graduating from the New 

lirunswick high school, in 1894, he entered the 
I'enn College of Dental Surgery, from which 
he received his diploma in 1905. He then open- 
ed an office for himself in Newark, New Jer- 
sey, and since that time lias been engaged in 
the practice of dentistry at the address above, 
winning for himself by his pleasing personality 
and high ability, a large clientele. He is a 
member of the New Jersey State Dental .Asso- 
ciation, an<l in politics he is a Republican. 

(The Bi-itton I^ine). 

Nathaniel Britton was of English origin, 
and emigrated to this country previous to 1660, 
when he bought twenty-five morgens of land 
in I'^latlands, Kings county. New York. It is 
possible that he may have been the son of the 
William Britton who was living on Long 
Island in 1662, or he may have been the son 
of Daniel Britton of .New Amsterdam. In 
1664 he obtained a patent for a tract of one 
hundred and forty-four acres on the southeast 
side of Staten Island, where he finally settled 
and set up a tap-house. April 27, 1671, he and 
.\Ir. Still well were chosen to lay out the lots 
upon the lulls, and he died prior to April 10. 
1708. when letters of administration on his 
estate were granted. He married Anna, daugh- 
ter of .Nicholas Stillwell, of (iravesend. Long 
Island, who w'as born in 1643. Children : Will- 
iam, Nathaniel, Sarah, Rachel, Joseph, Re- 
becca, Benjamin, Richard, John, .Abigail, Dan- 
iel (referred to below), Nicholas. 

(Ill Captain Daniel, son of Nathaniel and 
.\mia (Stillwell) Britton, was born on Staten 
Island, about 1675, and died in Woodbridge, 
.New Jersey, April, 1733. August 15, 1708, 
he and his wife joined the I'resbyterian church 
in Woodbridge; March 13, 171C), he and Sam- 
uel L^ennes, Jr.. were appointed on the com- 
mittee to build a courthouse ; the following year 
he was made town treasurer, and in 1827 he was 
on the committee appointed to investigate the 

Somman's claim. He married Elizabeth , 

who was born about 1684, survived her hus- 
band, and after his death married John Murr- 
ney. and died in /April, 17(30. Children: Mary, 
Daniel (referred to below). Deliverance, Will- 
iam, Elizabeth, Benjamin. 

(Ill) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i) and 
!'"lizabcth I'ritton, was lx)rn at Woodbridge. 
about 1705, and died there in 1735 or 173ft. 
He married .Apphia . Children: Nich- 
olas, referred to below; Elizabeth. 

( l\') Nicholas, son of Daniel (2) and .Ap- 
|)hia Britton, died in ^7^^,. He lived in New 
Brunswick, Middlesex county, .New Jersey, 



and in his will mentions children : Joseph, 
Isaac. Nicholas. .X'athaniel ( referred to below). 
Mary. Martha. 

(V) Nathaniel, son of Nicholas Liritton, 
was born Jnne 20, 1768, and died April 3, 
1837. He married Ruth, daughter of Aaron 
and Gertrude (\'liet) Dean. 

(M) Dean, only child of Nathaniel and 
Ruth (Dean) Britton, was born October 3 
1795. and died June. 1870. He married Mary 
Scott, daughter of John Wetherell and Cath- 
erine (Rue) Dey. "Children: Ruth, .\aron. 
|ohn, Nathaniel, Catherine L.. Mary Eouise. 
referred to below. 

(MI) Mary Louise, daughter of Colonel 
Dean and Mary Scott (Dey) Britton, was born 
February 17, 1847, and married \'oorhees Suy- 
dam, son of Jacob \an Felt and Isabella 
( Franks) Rightmire. 

loseph .\ugustine Brady, jiresi- 
1!R.\I)^■ dent of the Board Walk National 
Bank, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 
is of Irish de.scent. His father. Thomas Brady, 
son of Patrick Brady, was born in county Caven. 
Ireland, in 1827. He came to America in 1850. 
and settled at Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 
1854. This was almost the very beginning of 
things at that now popular resort. Mr. Brady 
was a carpenter and builder and followed his 
trade after coming to Atlantic City. He erect- 
ed many of the earlier public and private build- 
ings of the city and became possessed of a 
goodly competence. He established the well 
known "' Brady's Baths" along the Board Walk, 
a business that proved very profitable. They 
are still popular with the bathers. Thomas 
lirady married Marie Dellahay. born in Ireland, 
daughter of Sylvester and Alargaret Dellahay. 
The children of Thomas and Marie Brady are : 
I. Thomas B., born December 26, 1859; mar- 
ried Emma Daly, and has a son, Thomas Brady, 
Jr., a carpenter and builder of Atlantic City. 2. 
Robert, September 11, 1861; unmarried. 3. 
Joseph A., see forward. 4. Ellen, married 
William Shea, of Wilmington, Delaware. 5. 
Marie, married Charles Manning, a surveyor 
of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, and has Charles 
Helen, Alarie and Ellen Manning. 

Joseph Augustine, third son of Thomas and 
Marie Brady, was born at Atlantic City, New- 
Jersey, March 28, 1865. He received his edu- 
cation in the schools of his native city. On 
leaving school he at once began the active and 
busy life that has never ceased, and has brought 
him well deserved and abundant success. Dur- 

ing the winters he worked w'ith his father on 
the construction of buildings and such other 
work as was available. In the summer the ever 
])opular bathing business claimed their closest 
attention. "Brady's Baths" are still one of the 
Board Walk's popular resorts. In 1907 the 
Bciard Walk National Bank was organized. 
Mr. Brady was one of the charter members 
and a member of the first board of directors. 
This is one of Atlantic City's popular and 
pro.sperous financial institutions, with a capital 
of S200.000 and has already accumulated a 
surplus of fifty thousand. In 1908 Mr. Brady 
was elected president of the bank, the position 
he now occupies, and he is interested in other 
lines of the city's activity. He is a communi- 
cant of the Catholic church. 

He married. 1888, Margaret Watson, born 
.March 10, 1867, daughter of Frank and Lydia 
Watson, and a descendant of an old Philadel- 
phia family. Children: Ethel, born March 24. 
1889: Margaret. Tulv 4. 1890; Svbilla. April 
8. 1893- " " 

I For preceding generations see John McCarter 1). 

(IV) Robert Harris, eldest 
-McC.ARTi^R son of the late Thomas Nes- 
bitt and Alary Louise (Hag- 
gerty) AlcCarter, was born at Newton, Sussex 
county. New Jersey, April 28, 1859. He was 
graduated from Princeton University in 1879, 
and from the Law School of Columbia Uni- 
versity, in the city of New York, in 1882. He 
was admitted to the bar of New jersey in June, 
1882. and has continuously thereafter practiced 
his profession in that state, enjoying a general 
practice, which he conducts in association with 
Conover English. Esquire, under the firm name 
of AlcCarter & English. On Alay 15, 1903. 
he was appointed by Governor Alurphy attor- 
ney general of the state of New Jersey, and 
was subsequently reappointed to the same posi- 
tion by Governor Fort. He resigned from that 
office the latter part of the year 1908 on account 
of the demands of his personal practice. In 
June, 1904. the degree of LL. D. was conferred 
upon him by Princeton University. He is a 
man of the highest integrity, greatly respected 
in the community, has attained a high standing 
in the profession and enjoys a merited reputa- 
tion as an able and reliable attorney. 

Air. AlcCarter married, October 12, 1886, 
Alary Bouvier Peterson, born Alarch 25, i860, 
daughter of R. Evans and Ellen (Deacon) 
Peterson, by whom he had two children, name- 
ly : George W. Childs and Eleanor J. Mc- 



(For pret-edins generations see John McCarter 1). 

(IV) Uzal Haggcrtv, sec- 
McCARTER ond son and fifth child of 
Thomas Kesbitt and Alary 
Ft)uise (Haggerty) McCarter. was born at 
Xewton. New Jersey, July 5. 1861. He at- 
tended the Newark Academy, Dr. Pingry's 
school at Elizabeth, and graduated at Prince- 
ton University, class of 1882. He entered the 
office of Kidder, Peabody & Company, No. i 
N'assau street. New York City, July i, 1882, 
remaining for a period of five years, and then 
accepted a position with the Lombard Invest- 
ment Com])any, of New York, remaining for 
one and a half years. On March 18, 1889, he 
entered the employ of the Fidelity Trust Com- 
pany, of Newark, in the capacity of executive 
manager, later became secretary and treasurer, 
then trust officer, and in 1904 was elected presi- 
dent of the company. These successive elec- 
tions testify to the executive ability displayed 
by Mr. McCarter in the management of affairs, 
and the esteem in which he was held by the 
members of the com])any. In addition to the 
presidency of the above named company, he is 
serving as director and chairman of the finance 
committee of the Prudential Life Insurance 
Company ; director and one of the vice-presi- 
dents of the L'nion National Bank, of Newark ; 
director of the L'nion Trust Company, of Eliz- 
abeth : director of the Essex Countv Trust 
Company, of East Orange; director of the 
New Brunswick Trust Company, of New 
Brunswick ; director in the Public Service Cor- 
l)oration of New Jersey and its subsidiary 
companies. He is a member of the North Re- 
formed Presbyterian Church, of Newark. He 
is a Re])ublican in politics, and was an elector- 
at-large to the national Republican convention 
in 1904 that nominated Theodore Roosevelt 
for the Presidency of the L'nited States. Mr. 
.McCarter is a member of the L'niversity Club. 
of New York City; Princeton Club, of New 
^ ork City; New York Yacht Club; Esse.\ 
( lub, of Newark ; Essex County Country Club, 
of West ( )range. and the Kumson Countr\ 
< lub. 

.Mr. McCarter married. January .^o, 1889, 
jane .Meeker Lewis, of Newark. <lauglUei 
of William ( i. and Eliza ( (jarthwaite ) Lewis, 
the former of whom was a leading clothing 
manufacturer of Newark during the period 
of the civil war. lately retired from activt- 
l)ursuits. Mr. and Mrs. McCarter have one 
child. Isabella Lewis, born |;iiniar\ 11. 

( For preceding- generations see Thoni.asTrenohard 1). 

(N) Thomas \\ hittaker, 
TRENCH. \RI) only child of Hon. William 
Barrett and Anna Mariah 
( Golden ) Trenchard, was born at Centreton, 
Salem county, New Jersey. December 13, 1863, 
and is now living at Bridgeton. For his early 
education he went to the public schools of 
Bridgeton and the South Jersey Institute, grad- 
uating from the latter in 1882. He then enter- 
ed the office of Potter & Nixon, at Bridgeton, 
where he took up the study of law, and was 
admitted to the New Jersey bar as attorney in 
1886, and as counsellor in 1893. From the 
time of his atlmission to the bar he was actively 
engaged in the general practice of his pro- 
fession in Bridgeton. In i88g he was elected 
a member of the general assembly of New 
jersey. From 1892 to 1899 he served as the 
city solicitor for Bridgeton, and for many years 
was the attorney for the Iiridgeton board of 
health. In 1899 he was appointed county judge 
of Cumberland county by (lovernor Voorhees, 
and in 1904 was reappointed by Governor Mur- 
phy. In 1896 he was elected by New Jersey as 
one of the presidential electors of the McKinley 
and Hobart ticket. June 8, 1906, Governor 
Stokes t)f New Jersey appointed him as justice 
of the New jersey supreme court to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of judge Dixon. 
r)n January 15, 1907, he was reappointed for a 
full term. His term expires in 1914 and his 
circuit comprises the counties of Atlantic, Cape 
May, Cumberland and Saletn. He was one of 
the organizers of the Cumberland County Bar 
Association, and served as its first president. 
He is a member of the Society of the Sons of 
the Revolution. 

The Hon. Thomas Whittaker Trenchard 
married, in 1891, Harriet, daughter of the Rev. 
j. K. Manning, D. D., and Ik-ulah (Young) 
Manning, of Trenton. Her father is a l>a])tist 
clergyman and her mother came from Hiuiter- 
(Ion coiuitv. New Jersey. 

Stephen Smith, superintendent of 
.S.MITH the Masonic Home and Orphan- 
age at Burlington. New Jersey, is 
a descenilant of one of the old colonial families 
of Orange county. New York, where his an- 
cestors lived for generations. 

(I) Henry Smith, who was born in Eng- 
land, emigrated to this country in 1743. and 
settled in Goshen, Orange county. New York, 
where he bought a large tract of land and built 
a home for himself and his family, on which 
he lived until he died, and which has come 



(kiwii in the possession of his descendants until 
to-day. Children : Stephen, Caleb, referred 
to below ; Abigail. Phoebe, Joanna, Elizabeth. 

(II) Caleb, second son of Henry Smith, of 
England and Goshen, New York, inherited the 
homestead from his father at the latter's death, 
and by purchasing adjoining lands added con- 
siderable to the plantation. His children were: 
Henry C, Stephen, referred to below ; Caleb. 
John, Joshua, Abigail. 

(III) Stephen, second son of Caleb Smith, 
of Goshen, New York, inherited the homestead 
iin which he lived and died. Children: Eliz- 
;ibeth, .\bigail, Benjamin C. Stephen, Joseph 
Reeves, referred to below ; John A. 

(IV) Joseph Reeves, son of Stephen Smith, 
of Goshen. New York, spent his jouth on the 
old homestead farm which his father had in- 
herited, and obtained his education in the coun- 
ty schools. He then left the old homestead 
and learned the trade of blacksmithing, but 
afterwards gave this up in order to become a 
farmer. I'ntil 1848 he rented different farms, 
but in the latter year removed to Port Jervis, 
Sew York, where he carried on a general ex- 
press, trucking and teaming business until a 
few years before his death, w'hen he retired. 
He was a member of the Presbyterian church, 
and in politics was a Whig, later a Republican. 
He married Emmeline, daughter of Jonathan 
Decker, of Deckerstown. New Jersey. Chil- 
dren: I. .\ child, died in infancy. 2. Charlotte, 
deceased. 3. Elizabeth, living in Centralia. 
Illinois. 4. Benjamin Franklin, deceased. 5. 
Eavina, deceased. 6. Matilda, living in Otis- 
ville. New York. 7. Charles Reeves, living in 
Middletown. New York. 8. Stephen, referred 
to below. 9. Annette, or Antonette. deceased. 
10. James Egbert, deceased. 11. Jane A., de- 
ceased. 12. Horace Stewart, deceased. 13. 
Josephine, deceased. 14. .-\lva, deceased. 

(V) Stephen (2). eighth child and third son 
of Joseph Reeves and Emmeline (Decker) 
-Smith, was born near Deckerstown, New Jer- 
sey, November 15, 1840. He was educated in 
the country schools and at Port Jervis, New 
\ ork. and began life as a wage-earner in a 
|)rinting office, while he was still cjuite young. 
At the age of fifteen years he became a train 
boy on the Erie railroad, remaining with that 
corporation for ten years, and passing through 
all of the grades of promotion up to train 
dispatcher. He was successively, fireman, 
yard-master, assistant conductor, conductor 
and train dispatcher. In 1865 he crossed the 
great American desert with ox teams, going as 

far as Nevada, but he did not long remain in 
the far west, and soon returned as far east as 
Illinois, where he found employment with the 
Terre Haute Railroad Company. In 1870 he 
returned to the employ of the Erie railroad as 
conductor and later became superintendent of 
the New York and Greenwood Lake branch. 
He then accepted a position as conductor with 
the New ^'ork, New Haven and Hartford 
railroad, and being promoted later to the posi- 
tion of agent remained with the last mentioned 
coni])any until 1898, when he resigned in order 
to liecome superintendent of the newly com- 
l)leted Masonic Home at Burlington, New Jersey. 
.Mr. Smith was the first and is the present 
■-uperintendent of the Home, and during his 
incumbency it has been enlarged and an orphan- 
age built in addition in 1903. In rgligious 
belief Mr. Smith is a Presbyterian, and in 
politics a Republican. His fraternal relations 
are in the ]\Iasonic Order. He is a Scottish 
Rite Mason of the thirty-third degree, belong- 
ing to the Jersey City Consistory, Northern 
Jurisdiction of the United States. He is a 
.Master ^lason of Burlington Lodge, No. 32, 
I'rec and .\cce];)ted Masons, of New Jersey; 
a Royal .\rch Mason of Boudinot Chapter, 
No. 3, and a Knight Templar of Helena Com- 
mandery. No. 3, all of Burlington, New Jer- 
■^ey. In 1869 Air. Smith married Fannie M.. 
daughter of John ]. Paris, of Bath, New York. 

Borton was a common name in 
r.( )1\T( )N England. Ireland and Scotland. 
in early times, and sometimes 
s])elled I'.arton. Several I'artons from Mon- 
mouth. Hunterdon and Sussex counties fought 
in the revolution. The family here described. 
h()wever, were not in favor of warfare, as they 
were followers of George Fox, and the name 
of Borton occurs often in the records of the 
h'riends' monthly meetings. 

(1) John Borton, with his wife .Ann, who 
lived at Hillsdown, along the Northampton 
rive!-, in liurlington county, New Jersey, for- 
merly from Parish Aynhoe. Northampton- 
shire, England, brought with them to the 
monthly meeting a certificate from the monthly 
meeting of P.urton, in Oxfordshire, dated the 
third month, fifth day, old style, 1679, the 
same signed by a number of persons attesting 
to their character and standing. The certifi- 
cate stated that the signers "have known ye sd 
John and .\nn Borton these many years, and 
that they have walked honestly among us, living 
in the fear of God, and in obedience to the 
blessed truth re\ealed in this our dav, and have 





been of a good savour to friends and to their 
neighbors in ye village where they dwell." 
John Uorton died at Hillsdown in 1687, his 
will was dated fifth month, and proved in the 
eleventh month of the same year, and in the 
docimient he names his sons John and Will- 
iam, and six daughters, but does not name the 
latter. His children were : William, Ann, 
l''lizabeth, Esther, Mary, John and two other 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) and Ann 
15{)rton, was probably born in Burlington coun- 
ty. New Jersey, and was three times married, 
the name of his first wife being unknown ; he 
married ( sec(3nd ) Ann Darnell, and (third) 
Mary Hillbourn. By his first wife he had 
f(uir children: John, William. ( )badiah and 

(III) ( fbadiah. son of John (2) Borton, 
married ( first ) Susannah, daughter of Samuel 
and Silence ( Bunting) Butcher, by whom he 
had four children, namely : Silence, Mary, 
Solomon and Samuel. He married (second) 
.Mary Driver, by whom he had children as 
fnllows: Jane, Joseph. T'liebe, Jnhn, Benjamin 
and Job. 

(IV) John (3), .son of Obadiah and Mary 
I. Driver ) Borton, was born September 16, 1755. 
lie married, in 1776, Hannah, daughter of 
Thomas and Hannah Haines. Children: ]\Iary, 

born March ii, 1777 ; John, see forward ; Han- 
nah. December 12, 1779: Rebecca, December 
25. 1781 : Edward, July 25, 1783; Esther, Janu- 
ary 31, 1785: .Abraham. C)ctober 11, 1786; 
David. February 28, 1788; Aljigail, September 
10, 1789; Asa, April 10, 1791 ; Jacob, October 
20, 1792: Thomas, .April 21, 1794; Elizabeth, 
January 25, 1798. 

(\') John (4). son of John (3) and Han- 
nah (Haines) Borton. was born August 31. 
[778. He married Jemima, daughter of Reho- 
bnam and Jemima (Darnell) Braddock. ChiB 
dreii : Barzillia. died single; John; Jemima, 
marriul (first) Jacob Ballinger, and (second) 
David Walton; Esther, married William 
(.jlover ; Pemberton. married .Anna \\ right : 
C'aroline, married David Davis. 

( \'I ) John (5), eldest son of John ( 4 ) and 
Jemima (Braddock) Borton, was Ixirn in 
[•".versham township, Burlington county. .\'ew 
Jersey, December 12. 1805; died in 1866. He 
was a farmer and storekeeper. He married 
(first) Keturah, daughter of Joseph and Han- 
nah (Maxwell) Haines: (second) Martha 
Woolman : (third) Sarah (Buzby) Warner, 
a widow. Children : Joseph Haines, see for- 

ward ; (ieorge Buzby, born Ma\ 7. 1830. lives 
at Moorestown, New Jersey. 

(\"II) Joseph Haines, son of John (5) and 
Keturah (Haines) Borton, was born Novem- 
ber 27,, 1827, at Eversham township, Burling- 
ton county. New Jersey. He ceceived his edu- 
cation in the public schools, su])plement by in- 
struction at the Friends' West Town Boarding 
School. He then spent some time in his father's 
store and later learned the trade of brick- 
mason, but his health failing he purchased a 
farm in his native township and lived on it 
for some time. In 1867 Mr. Borton disposed 
of his farm and removed to .\tlantic City, 
where he purchased prt)perty of William Den- 
nis, of Burlington, and upon it built the cele- 
brated 'Hotel Dennis," which he conducted 
with great success until 1900 and then sold it 
to Walter J. Buzby. Mr. Borton was for a 
number of years a member of the city council 
of Atlantic City, for several years a freeholder 
of Atlantic count}-, antl while holding the latter 
ofifice used his eiiforts and influence in favor of 
the building of an insane asylum for Atlantic 
county ; m connection with John Erwing and 
others he was largely instrumental in instituting 
and building the institution which now is a 
matter of pride to all residents of the county. 
Previous to this time the insane patients had 
been boarded out by the county. Mr. Borton 
is first vice-president of the Atlantic City Na- 
tional Bank, one of .Atlantic City's most solid 
financial institutions. He is a public-spirited 
and useful citizen, taking great interest and 
pride in the development and progress of the 
city of his residence. In political opinions he 
is independent, and is a devout Friend in relig- 
ion. He is affiliated with tlie .\ncient Free and 
.Accepted Alasons, being a member of Trinity 
Lodge, No. 79. of .Atlantic City, also of Trin- 
ity Chapter. No. 38, Royal .Arch Masons. 

.Mr. I'lorton married, February 15, 1855, 
lleurietta. daughter of David and Deborah 
llaines. born February 2/. 1832: died April 
17. 1907; they became parents of one chUd, 
Josephine Haines, born February 20, 1858. 
who became the wife of Joseph Alarvel, No- 
vember 14, 1895. They have no children. Jo- 
>e])h .Marvel came to .\tlantic City from Dela- 
ware, and is nc>w a hotel-keeper at Lake 
( leorge. New ^'ork. 

This is an old English name 

ANtiF.LL which was early established in 

.America iu the colony of Provi- 

lencc plantations, lunv a part of the state of 



Rhode Islaiul. It has taken an active [)art in 
the development of that state and of New York 
and New Jersey. 

(I) Thomas Angell was born about 1618, in 
England ; died at Providence, Rhode Island, in 
September, 1694. Tradition states that he was 
a son of Henry Angell, born at Liverpool, and 
went to London when twelve years old. In 
1631 Thomas Angell joined Roger Williams 
and others and sailed on the ship "Lion," Cap- 
tain .\. Pierce, master, and came to America 
as an apprentice of Williams, being then thir- 
teen years of age. He was at Salem from 
1631 to 1636, and in the spring of the latter 
year went with Williams' company to Provi- 
dence, where he continued to reside. He was a 
resident of Providence and in 1638 was one 
i>f the thirteen signers of the original form of 
government there. He received a deed of a 
six-acre houselot, now occupied by the First 
liaptist Church, the high school and Angell 
street in Providence. In 1652 he was one of 
a committee of six to make laws for the colony 
and was re-elected in 1653. He was a constable, 
designated as a farmer in 1655, and was many 
years a sergeant of the local militia company. 
His will was made May 3, 1685, proved Sep- 
tember 18, 1694. He probably died in the 
last named year. His wife, whose maiden naine 
was Alice Ashton, died December 24, 1694; 
she was a daughter of James and Alice Ashton, 
of Herts, England. In his will he gave one hun- 
dred and twenty acres of land to his son John 
and a house and lands to another son James, 
and to each of iiis five daughters four hundred 
shillings in money. Besides this he left a large 
per.sonal property. His widow made her will 
October 2, 1694, and this was proved in Janu- 
ary, 1695. It names daughters Alice. Margerw 
Mary and .\m])hillis. 

(II) John, son of Thomas and Alice (Ash- 
ton) Angell, was born in Providence, Rhode 
Island, where he died July 27, 1720. He was 
made a freeman of the province, October 16, 
1670, and engaged in the cultivation of Daniel 
Jenckes farm, which is now the asylum farm 
of North Providence, then included in the 
original town of I^rovidence. He was a large 
man, noted for his strength. He married, in 
1669, Ruth, daughter of John Field, of Field's 
Point. Children: Thomas, born March 25, 
1672: Mercy. iC>75 ; J<ihn. .Ma\' 2, iTiSo: Hojie. 
1682: James, 1684. 

(Ill ) Hope, son of John and Ruth ( Field) 
Angell. was born 1682: died February 11, 1759, 
in Providence. Rhode Island, where he resided, 
fie wris made a freeman of the colnnv. Mav (). 

1712, and often served on committees and in 
official stations. He married. May 22, 1712, 
1 -ydia, born .\.pril 30, 1688, daughter of Thomas 
and Lydia (Barnes) Olney. Children: Abiah ; 
Oliver. March 3, 1717; Lydia, 1718; Elisha ; 
Thnmas; James, 1731 ; Mary. 

(I\') Oliver, son of Hope and Lydia 
(Olney) Angell, was born March 3, 1717, in 
I'rovidence, Rhode Island, and died there April 
I. 1799, o. s. He owned and tilled what is now 
the asylum farm, which he made productive, 
though it was rough and stony in character. 
He had a shop and many tools and his sons 
were trained in their use. He married, June 
13, 1739, Naomi, born October 28, 1719; died 
December 3, 1799, daughter of Israel and Eliz- 
abeth Smith. She was a teacher in early life 
and her sons received a superior education for 
the time, through her aid. She is described as 
a small person with black eyes and a strong 
and forceful character. Children : Israel, 
born .August 24. 1740: Hope, March 28, 1742; 
Ruth, 1746; Jason, October 7, 1748; Naomi, 
December 27, 1755: Elisha, February 22, 1757. 

( \' ) Israel, eldest child of Oliver and Naomi 
( Smith ) .Angell, was born x\ugust 24, 1740, in 
North Providence, Rhode Island, and died 
May 4, 1832, in Johnston, Rhode Island, where 
he was a conspicuous and active citizen. In 
1775 he was commissioned major of colonial 
troops, and the following year was made lieu- 
tenant colonel. In 1777 he was in command of 
the second battalion of Washington's army in 
New Jersey. He was a brave and successful 
I'fficer. and in 1780 defended a bridge in New 
jersey with one hundred and seventy men, at 
-Springfield, near Elizabeth, against a force of 
fifteen hundred l!ritish. He held the position 
fiT flirty minutes, covering the retreat of 
triii)])s. and lost forty men, or nearly one- 
fourth of his command, l-'or this action he 
was highly com]jlimented by Washington and 
he received two gold medals for his services, 
one from General Lafayette and the other from 
( ienera! Washington. One of his descendants, 
.Malcom Henry Angell, still preserves the 
Lafayette medal. .After the revolution he set- 
tled on a farm in Johnston. Rhode Island, and 
in his old age received a pension from the gov- 
ernment. The muster roll of his command is 
jironounced to be the finest specimen of pen- 
manship now in the national pension depart- 
ment. He was buried in a private cemetery on 
his farm at Johnston. Rhode Island. He mar- 
ried ( first ) his second cousin. Martha, daugh- 
ter of .Stephen .\ngell, of Johnston, Ixjrn Sep- 
tcmhiT t3, 1747; died March 16. 1793. Chil- 




iliL-n : .Mary. \)otu June 17. 1766: Elizabeth. 
April 27. 17O8; Sarah. October 17, 1769; Asa, 
August 24. 1771; Abner. February 21, 1773; 
Israel, Se])tember 12, 1773: Martha. August 
-,v ^77') '• -^ao'iii' September i. 1781 ; Ruth, 
May 10. 1785: Stephen. July 4. 1787: Oliver. 
December 1. 1790. lie married (second) Sus- 
anna Wight: children: Luther, May 11. 1794: 
a son, February, 1797. died in infancy; Sus- 
anna. January 23. 1798: Mehitable. January _v. 
1800: Henry, May 22. 1802; Isaac. January 
26, 1809. He married (third) Sarah Angell. 
born April 10, 1770, who died August 10, 1830 
Colonel Angell died in his ninety-second year. 
He was planning a fourth marriage when death 
overtook him. His three eldest sons settled 
in Xew Berlin, New York. 

(\T) Asa, eldest son of Colonel Israel and 
Martha (Angell) Angell, was born August 24, 
1 77 1, in Johnston, Rhode Island, and removed 
to New tierlin, Chenango county. New York, 
about 1794. He was a farmer and was also 
a cooper by trade, being the first of that trade 
to settle in the I'nidilla X'alley. He was a 
IJaptist in religion and an Old Line Whig. He 
married, about 1793. Cynthia Hills, of Oxford, 
Massachusetts, who had been his school teacher 
before he removed to New Herlin. Children : 
Dexter, burn February 15. 1794: Betsy, Sep- 
tember II), 1796; Sally. September i. I7(»: 
Adeline. May 20. 1801 : Lewis. October 22. 
1803: Henry Hayes, mentioned below. 

( \'1I ) Henry Hayes, youngest child of Asa 
and Cynthia (Hills) Angell. was born Decem- 
ber 16. 1807, in New Berlin. New York; died 
there June 15. 1869. He was a farmer, in relig- 
ion a P)aptist and a Republican in politics. He 
married. A])ril 7, 1830. Mary Ambrosia Jef- 
fords, born June 11. 180Q; died Feljruary 16. 
1879. She was a daughter of Alpheus Jef- 
fords, who was born February 5. 1774. in Ox- 
ford. Massachusetts, a son of John and Mary 
Jeffords. Alpheus Jeffords married. February 
3, 1808, Betsy Foote. and had children: Mary 
AiJibrtjsia. .Alpheus McDonough. Laura La- 
vonia. Children of Henry H. Angell and wife : 
Horatio Pratt, born April 8. 1831 : Malcom 
Henry, mentioned below: Ruth. July 21. 1833: 
Mary .Ambrosia, September 6. 1837 : James 
.Matteson. November 26, 1840; Fanny, Decem- 
ber 14, 1842: Sarah Elizabeth. June 23, 1843; 
Harriet, July 30. 1848: Asa Hobart, Jamiary 
II. 1833. 

(ATII) Malcom Henry, second son of Henry 
Hayes and Mary .A. (Jeffords) .Angell, was 
born January 26. 1833. in New Berlin, New 
N'ork, and graduated from the academv of 

ihat tiiun at the age uf >i.\teen \ear>. He was 
subsecjuently a student in the private school of 
D. G. Barber, and began his business life as a 
clerk in a grocery store. He subsequently ac- 
cepted a position as bookkeeper for the Lacka- 
wanna and Bloomsburgh Railroad Company, 
which position he tilled for three years. He 
then took a similar jxisition with the Columbia 
Rolling Mills, of Columbia. Lancaster county. 
Pennsylvania, and at the same time had charge 
cif the books and constructi(.in of the Reading 
and Columbia railroad. Vvr some years he 
was engaged in the ])ig iron business at Pitts- 
burg, having sold the Fort Pitt Iron Company 
of that city a portion of the metal used in con- 
struction of cannon for use in the civil war. 
For two years he was engaged in the old busi- 
ness, and in 1867 was secretary of an associa- 
tioTi formed by twenty railroad men, known as 
the International Railway Construction and 
Transportation Company. This organization 
was formed for the ])urpi}se of building the 
railwa\- from Bangor. .Maine, to -St. Jolm, 
.\ew I'.runswick, under the name of the luiro- 
jiean and North .American Railroad Company. 
Mr. .Angell was made secretary and treasurer 
of the organization, and on the completion of 
the railroad in 1869 was appointed sujierin- 
teiident of the road and continued in this posi- 
tinu until 1877, and for a period following that 
date occupied advisory positions with various 
railroad companies. In 1879 he went to Ne- 
vada in the interests of a syndicate that had 
been formed for the construction of the Ne- 
vada Central railway from Battle Mountain 
to .Austin City. This was completed in 1880 
and he returned east and for a few inonths 
resided in New York City. In August 1880. 
he removed to Nova Scotia. In the spring of 
1881, on the death of the superintendent of 
the Nova Scotia Coal Comiiany. which had 
Dccurred before Mr. .Angell went to Nova 
Scotia, he was given full charge of its affairs 
and remained seven years in Pictou county, in 
that ])rovince. in the discharge of his duties. 
In 1888 he took up his residence in Brooklyn, 
.New "N'ork. and thence removed to Etna, now 
Emerson, New Jersey, in 1892. He is now re- 
tired from active business pursuits. He is an 
earnest Rejniblican in politics, and for fifteen 
years has served as justice of the ]uace for 
Bergen county. He is a member of the 
.Masonic Order, the Sons of the Revolution, 
and the Society of the Cincinnati. He is a 
member of the Reformed church, of Emerson, 
with which his family is also connected. He 
married. .March 9. 1838. at Wyoming. Penn- 



sylvania, Maria Elizabeth Jenkins, born De- 
cember 28, 1832, in that town, eldest child of 
James and Elizabeth (Breese) Jenkins. James 
Jenkins was a merchant and the founder of 
Wyoming. Pennsylvania. Children of Mal- 
com Angell and wife: Henry Asa, born April 
18, 1863; died Angiist i, 1864. Harry Israel, 
February 14, 187 1 ; graduated from high school 
(if I'>ro()klvn, New York. 

Members of this family have 

CONKLIN been patriotic and valuable 
citizens of New England as 
well as New York and New Jersey from the 
early settlement ; they have been useful and 
public spirited members of society, and have 
won the respect of their associates. The name 
has been well represented in the professions, 
and in all walks of life. 

fl) The records of I'.ergen county. New 
Jersey, show the will of Eewis L. Conklin, 
dated January i. 1827, proved March 18, 1828. 
He lived in Franklin township, Bergen county, 
with his wife Ellen, whose maiden name is 
supposed to have been Hopper. He had sons : 
John L.. .\lbert, Lewis and Peter. 

(H) John L., son of Lewis I,. Cnnklin, was 
born in Franklin, New Jersey, where he be- 
came a farmer, and operated a flour mill in 
Saddle River. He had children: Albert L., of 
.Mew York; Louis L., Charity, wife of William 
Van Dalsen, of Paterson ; Martha, wife of 
Fred Van Orden, of Spring Valley, New York, 
son of General Van Orden, of revolutionary 

( HI ) Louis L., son of John L. Conklin, was 
born in 1819, in Saddle River, New Jersey, 
and died in 1884. He received a common 
school education, and when eighteen years of 
age removed to Paterson, where he became 
bookkeeper in the employ of the Oldham Ma- 
chine Works, which position he filled five 
years. He then went into the grocery business 
on his own account, and by his energy and per- 
severance built up a good patronage; he was 
able to retire from active business life in 1883. 
one year before his death. He was a Repub- 
lican in political views, and an active worker 
for the interest of that party ; he served some 
time as city alderman, also as freeholder of 
Passaic county, and as trustee of the school 
board. He was an earnest member of the 
I-'irst Baptist Church, of Paterson and served 
many years as deacon of same. He married 
Su.san, daughter of William Van Blarcom, of 
Newton, New Jersey, and they became the par- 
ents of seven children, of whom four are liv- 

ing, namely : Edward L., of Newark, New 
Jersey, auditor of Essex county ; John L. ; 
Frank B.. of Paterson ; and Rev. Judson, a 
I5aptist clergyman, of Trenton, New Jersey. 

(IV) John Louis, son of Louis L. and 
Susan (Van Blarcom) Conklin, was born 
January 6. 1848. at Paterson. New Jersey, and 
attended the local schools until May, 1863, at 
which time he enlisted in Company B. Thirty- 
seventh New Jersey Volunteers, from Pater- 
son. He served before Peter.sburg. Virginia, 
niider ( leneral Crubb, and though but five 
mniiths in service was several times under fire 
and was actively engaged during that time, 
l^pon his return he attended the Bryan & 
.Stratton Business College of New York, and 
in 1866 became a clerk in the post ofifice of 
l^aterson under Postmaster Darius Wells. By 
diligent and faithful service he was able to 
advance in rank from time to time until he be- 
came assistant ])ostmaster, and in 1874 was 
appointed to the office of postmaster by Presi- 
dent (^rant ; he was re-appointed by Presidents 
Hayes and Arthur, and filled the office twelve 
years. In 1887 Mr. Conklin opened a store 
in the gents' furnishing line, which he carried 
on with success for several years. In 1892 he 
became city assessor, which office he held for 
three years. He then accepted the agency of 
the Fciuitable Life Insurance Company of 
New York, which he continued for several 
years. In 1906 Mr. Conklin was elected by 
the freeholders of Passaic county to the po- 
sition of county collector for one year, but as 
the law was changed at this time, making the 
length of office two years, he filled same for 
that period and in 1908 was re-appointed, fill- 
ing that office at the present time (1909). 
He is a strong supporter of the Republican 
partv. and stands high in the party councils. 
He served ten years as chairman of the Pas- 
saic county Republican committee, and has for 
many years been a delegate to the Republican 
state conventions. He has worked indefatig- 
ably for the interests of the party, and his 
efforts have received their due appreciation. 
He is upright and honorable in all his dealings, 
and has won the respect and esteem of his 
associates. He is a member of Farragut Post. 
No. 28. (irand Army of the Republic, of Pat- 
erson. and past commander of the organiza- 
tion. He is affiliated with Fabriola Lodge. 
No. 57. Knights of Pythias, of Paterson. and 
with Paterson Lodge No. 60. Benevolent Pro- 
tective Order of Elks. 

Mr. Conklin married Isabella A., born May 
2<). 1850. daughter of Cornelius and Margaret 



N. (Oiiinii ) Post, of Paterson. She died No- 
vember 8, 1901. Children: i. John \\'., of 
P.rooklyn, New York, born February 28, 1873; 
married Kate Powers. 2. Joseph M., born 
[une 2, 1878; resides in Paterson ; is a member 
I if Board of Banking and Insurance Commis- 
sioners: married. July 16, 1904, Edna Abild- 

Among the earliest settlers in 
.SX( )W .\ew England were persons bear- 
ing this name. Nicholas .Snow 
was a passenger in the "Ann," 1623. and set-, 
tied at Plymouth ; Thomas was of Boston, 
ir)36; Anthony was of Plymouth, 1638; Will- 
iam was of Plymouth. 1643 ; probably came 
over in 1635: Richard was in Woburn, 1643; 
and various others of the name were in East- 
ham and Woburn. The Mas,sachusetts revo- 
lutionary rolls show over two hundred and 
fifty enlistments under this name. The civil 
annals of the country show many individuals 
<loing worthy service in the advancement of 
civilization in many states and territories. 

(I) It is natural to believe that Nicholas 
.Snow, of Plymouth and Eastham, Massachu- 
setts, was influential in bringing others of the 
name to the new colony, and it seems probable 
that part or all of the other early emigrants of 
the name were related to him. Among these 
was "William .Snoe, an apprentice to Mr. 
Richard Derby, 1637, and by him brouglit over 
nut of lingland and assigned over to Edward 
DotcTi, (638, to serve him seven years," at 
Plymouth. It appears from the above that 
he was a minor, and was sent inider appren- 
ticeship to join or be among relatives already 
here. lie appears on the list of those able to 
bear arms at Plymouth in 1643, when he was 
probably an adult. Me was early in Duxbury, 
and though not an original proprietor appears 
in the list of such in 1645, when he was likely 
a single man. He was one of the first settlers 
of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where he sub- 
scribed to the oath of fidelity in 1657. His 
will was made in 1699 and proved in 1708, pre- 
'-umably the year of his death, at the age of 
abnut eighty-four years, and he was cared for 
in old age by his son. William. His wife's 
l)aj)tismal name was Rebecca, and they had 
children : William. James, Joseph. Benjamin, 
.Mary. Lydia, Hannah and Rcbeckah. 

(II) Joseph, second son of William and Re- 
becca Snow, resided in Bridgewater, where he 
died in 1753. He had a wife, Hopestill, and 
children: Jo.seph, born 1690; Mary, 1691; 
James, 1693: Rebeckah. ^6c)f>■. Isaac. 1700: 

Jonathan and David, 1703. The elder daugh- 
ter marrieil Joseph Lathrop in 1718, and the 
younger married Thomas Wade in 1722. 

(Ill) Joseph (2), eldest child of Joseph 
( I ) and Hopestill Snow, was born 1690 in 
liridgewater, and removed about 1790 to 
Easton and later to Providence, Rhode Island, 
probably ai)out 1738. He was there a member 
of the Beneficent Congregational Church of 
which he was made a deacon in 1738, and rul- 
ing elder, October 14, 1743, and continued in 
that office until his death. He had wife Eliza- 
beth and children: Joseph, born 1715; James, 
1717; Elizabeth, 1719; .Susanna, 1722: Sarah, 
1725; Daniel, 1727: and .Mary, baptized 1733 
in Providence. 

(I\ ' Rev. Joseph (3), eldest child of Jo- 
seph ( 2 , and Elizabeth Snow, was born April 
'1, 1715. in Bridgewater, and died April 10. 
1803. in Providence, where he acted as min- 
ister of the gospel fift-eight years. He was a 
house carpenter and went to Providence early 
in life to e.xercise his calling. He was ad- 
mitted to the church. May 7, 1738. and was 
one of the twenty-five persons who withdrew 
March 7, 1743. This group, comprising about 
half the membership, continued to worship 
without a settled pastor for some years until 
Joseph .Snow was ordained as a minister in 
I'ebruary, 1747. He conducted their worship 
from the beginning, and was chosen as pastor 
in October, 1746. In the meantime, he had 
urged upon the flock the necessity of procuring 
(iiu- better fitted and held the appointment 
under consideration for one year after his 
election. He was gifted as a leader and 
preacher, and after deciding to enter the min- 
istry, [ircpared himself as well as he could. 
Like another celebrated carpenter who began 
teaching more than seventeen hundred years 
before him. his work was successful and he en- 
joyed the respect and esteem of a large circle 
of followers. During his ministry he bap- 
tized two hundred and forty-nine children. 
He is described as of sober demeanor, of fine 
])erson, always wearing the big wig dictated 
by the fashion of the time. In 1750 the so- 
ciety built a house of worship, the minister 
going to the woods to aid in cutting the tim- 
bers used. The structure covered thirty-six 
bv forty feet of ground, and was afterward 
enlarged. A bell was brought from England 
in \~y2-'/^, to hang in its tower. The same 
ground is now occupied by its succes.sor. In 
1793 Rev. John Wilson was made colleague 
of Mr. Snow, to lighten somewhat the latter's 
labors, but this led to disagreements, and Mr. 



Snow witluirew from the church in the fol- 
lowing year. With his followers he built a 
church in 1795, where he continued as pastor 
until death closed his labors. This is known 
as the Richmond Street Congregational So- 
ciety. Joseph Snow married (first) Novem- 
ber I. 1737. Sarah Field, born .\ugust 9, 1710, 
died July 19. 1753. He married (second) 
.March 14. 1754, Rebecca Grant. Children of 
first marriage: Sarah, born October 27, 1738; 
John, February 3, 1740; Joseph, died young; 
Joseph, September 2. 1742: Lydia. January 8, 
1744: Susannah. October 14, 1745; Elizabeth, 
October 10, 1747; Abigail, .March 26, 1749; 
Josiah, February 24, 1750. Children of sec- 
ond wife: Rebecca, February 13, 1756; Sam- 
uel, August I, 1758; Edward, Alay 9, 1760; 
Renjamin, December 6, 1761. 

(V) Joseph (4), third son of Rev. Joseph 
(3) and Sarah (Field) Snow, was born Sep- 
tember 2, 1742. He resided in Providence. 
He married, October 24, 1775, Mary Proctor. 

(\ II) Josiah, probably a grandson of Rev. 
Joseph Snow, possibly a generation later, was 
born in Providence. 1809. His mother's 
maiden name was Dunham. The vita! records 
of Providence show nothing of her baptismal 
name or of his father, and family tradition is 
the only available authority for information. 
In the spring of 1829 Josiah Snow went to 
Southbridgc. Massachusetts, and purchased 
the type and other material which had been 
used in printing a paper, and established the 
Southbridgc Register. This he published 
until 1832. when he sold out. Later he went 
to Ceneva, .\ew York, where he established 
a newspaper and was an ardent supporter of 
William H. Seward in public policies. He set- 
tled ultimately in Detroit. Michigan, and was 
the founder of the Detroit Tribune, still a 
powerful journal, as it was under his guid- 
ance. While resident at Detroit he served as 
register of Wayne county. He removetl to 
Rivervale. Xew Jersey, and there passed his 
last years in quiet retirement on a tract of 
twenty-five acres which he purchased. He 
was a Whig in politics until the formation of 
the Republican party, of which he was one of 
the most enthusiastic founders, and he exer- 
cised a large influence in political afifairs in his 
day. Being a close personal friend of Mr. 
Seward, he was naturally associated with other 
leading men of the times including Joseph 
.Medill. founder of the Chicago Tribune, and 
his yeoman service in behalf of advanced 
])rinciples brought to his aid many leading 
minds of the west as well as the east. .\ lib- 

eral in religious ideas, he was a supporter of 
the Unitarian church. He married. May 21, 
1829, Louisa Xorthrup, born .\ugust 26, 1810, 
on an island in Xarragansett bay. daughter of 
a sea captain. Two sons and a daughter sur- 
vived the period of infancy: William D. and 
Eugene J., the latter a resident of Brooklyn, 
Xew York, and Louise, married Dr. James 
Ketchum : left no issue. Josiah Snow dieil at 
his home at Rivervale, Xew Jersev, Mav, 

(\T1I) William Dunham, elder son of Jo- 
siah and Louisa (Xorthrup) Snow, was born 
in Webster. Massachusetts, February 2, 1832. 
He began his educational training in the pub- 
lic schools of Detroit, Michigan. He then at- 
tended the Branch of L^niversity of Michigan 
at Romeo, before the consolidation of that 
university at Ann .Arbor, and graduated at the 
age of twenty-one. He studied law at Dixon, 
Illinois, under the late .\ttorney General 
Edson. of Illinois. He established at Detroit, 
jMichigan, in connection with his father, Jo- 
siah Snow, the Detroit Tribune, and for many 
years served in the capacity of associate editor. 
Becoming interested in telegraphic operations, 
he was one of two individuals who constructed 
the Atlantic and Pacific telegraph line from 
Xew York to San Francisco. In i860, in as- 
sociation with his father, he built telegraph 
lines in .Arkansas, from Memphis to Little 
Rock. Fort .Smith and to Xapoleon, and other 
])oints of that state. In 1871 ^Ir. Snow went 
to Paris, France, remaining two years and dur- 
ing that time studied civil law. In 1874 he 
entered the Columbia Law School, New York 
City, from which he was graduated in 1876, 
and immediately admitted to the bar of Xew 
York. He was admitted to practice in the 
courts of Xew Jersey in 1894, a^rid the United 
States supreme court in 1908. In 1882 he was 
elected secretary and counsel to one of the 
large Xew York trust companies, necessitat- 
ing a special devotion to mercantile, trust and 
cor]5oration law. but in 1888 resigned to take 
up a general practice, which he continued 
until 189(1, when he decided to retire and 
moved to Hackensack, Xew Jersey, where he 
has since resided. He found it difficult, how- 
ever, to retire from activity and is still con- 
ducting an extensive practice, with office on 
Main street, Hackensack. 

In i860, before the civil war, Mr. Snow 
settled at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and during the 
election of i860 was the chosen political corre- 
spondent of .Abraham Lincoln as to the senti- 
ments, tendencies and i)revailing opinions of 



tliat >c'ction in the contest then yoing on. As 
a knDwii L'nion man. i\Ir. Snow was selected 
1(1 represent Jefferson county in the Consti- 
tutional convention of Arkansas, which re- 
sulted ni the establishment of the first free 
state constitution in any of the so-called se- 
ceded states. The United States military 
authorities, in the chaos of public opinion on 
the question of reconstruction, had prejudiced 
President Lincoln against the elections for 
free state (officers, ordered b_v that convention. 
.\t tliis juncture Mr. Snow was requested by 
President Lincoln to come to Washington and 
e.\]jlain the action of the c(.invention and the 
state of public opinion in Arkansas. .After 
two interviews with President Lincoln on 
February 15, 1864, Mr. Snow returned to 
Little Rnck with the following document: "To 
I. Mur])hy. Provisional Governor, .Arkansas. — 
My Order to General Steele about an election 
was made in ignorance of the action your 
Convention had taken or would take. A sub- 
sequent letter to General Steele, directs him 
to aid you in your plan and not to thwart or 
hinder you. Show this to him. A. Lincoln." 

The elections were held in March following, 
resulting in an overwhelming majority for the 
L'nion cause. The Free State Constitution 
was carried by ten thousand majority, and was the first state from the confed- 
eracy to return to the L^nion on a free and 
unbiased vote of its people. Isaac Murphy, 
the only man w'ho had voted "no" on the or- 
dinance of secession, in the convention which 
assumed to take the state out of the LTnion, 
was elected governor and the legislature sub- 
sequently elected Mr. Snow for a long term 
to the L'nited States senate. The last public 
speech made by Abraham Lincoln, a few days 
previous to his assassination, was a plea for 
the re-admission of Arkansas to the senate. 
The senators from Arkansas were accorded 
seats in the senate, but their credentials were 
retained by the judiciary committee, pending 
the intense excitement growing out of the dif- 
ferences of congress with President Johnson 
on reconstruction and on the passage of the 
final reconstruction measures. Mr. Snow de- 
clined a re-election and settled in Brooklyn, 
New York, practicing his profession of law 
in New York City. 

During the civil war ^^Ir. Snow acted in the 
capacity of volunteer aid to General Powell 
Clayton and Major General Fred Steele, was 
present at several battles and was largely in- 
strumental in enlisting and organizing three 
regiments of native .Arkansians for the Union 

army, more than nine hundred strong each. 
For that service he was tendered an appoint- 
ment by Governor .Murphy as brigadier gen- 
eral of volunteers, which he declined, pleading 
want of educated military knowledge sufficient 
to undertake the responsibility of that office, 
in a contest already organized, going on and 
calling for immediate action. 

-As a result of strong convictions he became 
an ardent anti-slavery advocate, contributing 
largely to the magazines and journals of that 
day, occasionally indulging in poetry, and 
among his most noted poems was "Freedom," 
which appeared in the "Autographs of Free- 
dom," published in New York, 1854. Among 
Mr. Snow's co-contributors in the same book- 
were William H. Seward, Joshua R. Geddings, 
Henry W'ard Beecher, Harriet Beecher .Stowe, 
David Paul Broom, T. Starr King, Charles 
Francis .Adams, and many others of those early 
apostles of liberty, who in the burning nature 
of the crisis that came soon after its ]niblica- 
tion found a torch which illuminated their 
pathways to national fame. Mr. Snow has 
always been interested in hymnnology, de- 
claring as a theory that worship should be 
characterized by the divinest poetical afflatus 
attainable, that the higher the elevation of 
thought and symbol, the more spiritualizing 
will be the influence of sacred song. The two 
Christmas hymns, written by Mr. Snow for 
the Church of the Saviour (L^nitarian) Brook- 
lyn, 1867, show the poetic fervor of Mr. 
Snow's flymns, of which there are many. 
He has amused himself during a long lifetime 
ill the intervals of his professional duties by 
the study of natural philosophy, and is the in- 
ventor of several successful inventions. His 
thermostat is regarded as the most reliable 
and sensitive of that class of instruments be- 
fore the public, and there are said to be in 
New York City alone more than forty thou- 
sand of his invention for equalizing the pres- 
sure of gas, independent of the pressure at the 
holder. Mr. Snow is president of the board 
of trustees of the L^^nitarian church of Hack- 
eiisack, and was president of the Bergen 
County Historical Society in 1908. He is a 
Master Mason, a trustee of the Bergen County 
P>ar .-\ssociation, and a member of the Law- 
yers' Club, the Bullion Club of New York, the 
Columbia College Association of both New 
York and New Jersey, and ex-president of the 
Board of Trade. 

Mr. Snow married, August 21, 1854, Mary 
Elizabeth, born at Providence, Rhode Island, 
September 30, 1833, died at Hackensack, New 



Jersey, November i, 1909, daughter of Asa 
and Mary (Kelleyj Newell, and grand- 
daughter of Dr. Kelley, who left a medical 
school in Boston to join the revolutionary 
army. Mrs. Snow was a graduate of the 
.Spingler Institute of New York, a woman of 
rare intellectual attainments and a linguist. 
Children: i. Walter Newell, born October 31, 
i(S55, died December 15, 1863. 2. Louise S., 
born February 25, 1864; married, January i, 
1885, Dr. Charles A. Jersey, born June 27, 
1859, died August 16, 1902; resides in Hack- 
ensack ; has one son, Chester C. Jersey, born 
August 9, 1887, now a midshipman at Aniiap- 
(jHs and the star member of the first class. 3. 
Mabel S., born March 26, 1867; married, Oc- 
tober 16, 1890, Captain Francis J. Kester, a 
graduate of \\'est Point, also a graduate of the 
War College at Washington, D. C. ; now cap- 
tain of the Fifth Cavalry, United States army. 
4. William J., born December 16, 1868 ; a grad- 
uate of West Point, the Artillery School at 
l<"ortrfss Monroe and the War College at 
Washington, D. C. ; now adjutant of the Sixth 
Light Artillery, United States arm}', stationed 
at F'ort Riley, Kansas; he stands third in line 
of promotion ; he is considered an authority 
on military matters ; he married, Ajjril 19, 
1892, Isabel, daughter of Arthur Hall Locke, 
of Charleston, South Carolina ; one son. Will- 
iam Arthur, born April 21, iBigef- 5. Emily 
Christine, born December zj, 1874, died in her 
senior year at college, July 12, 1896. 

This name has been burnc Ijy men 
l\l.\(i in all stations of life; it has been 
made famous by many professional 
men, autlinrs. lawyers and orators, as well as 
merchants and statesmen. They have con- 
tributed a fair share to the upbuilding of the 
cnmnumities in which has been their abode, 
and have won the respect of their fellows. 

(I) Elias Brown King was born in 1820, 
at Dingman's Ferry, - Pennsylvania, and re- 
ceived his education in his native ttiwn. In 
1845 he removed to Paterson, New Jersey, 
where he learned the trade of plumber, and in 
1848 began business on his own account, at 
which he became very successful. Mr. King 
retired fmm active life in 1889, and his death 
ciccnrred in 1892. Tie was city tax assessor 
for some years, and filled the office very ac- 
ceptably. He was an active worker in church 
circles, being a member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal church, in which he filled several ofifices. 
He married Rose, daughter of William Mit- 
chell, of Ireland, and they became parents of 

^ix children, of whom four are living, namely; 
Mary, wife of Samuel McCloud, of Long 
llranch. New Jersey. Amelia, wife of Ed- 
ward Van Winkle, of Atlanta, Georgia. 
Charles Mitchell, see forward, (j-orge L., of 
I 'aterson. 

( II ) Charles Mitchell, son of Elias Brown 
and Rose (Mitchell) King, was born August 
30, 1849, ^t Paterson, New Jersey, which is 
still his residence. He attended the public 
schools until he reached the age of sixteen 
years, when he entered the Grant Locomotive 
Works in order to learn the trade of machin- 
ist. After s])ending three years in this po- 
sition he entered the employ of the \'an Win- 
kle Cotton Manufacturing Company. At the 
age of twenty-one years he became a clerk 
in the office of the surrogate of Passaic 
county, and in 1885 was elected to the office of 
^nrrogate, which he now fills, being in his fifth 
term. He has had ample opportvm.ity to learn 
the duties and res])onsibilities of this office, 
and through close application to the details of 
^ame has become a most acceptable incumbent 
of the position. He is a staunch supporter of 
the Republican party, and has represented 
same in many state conventions. ]\Ir. King 
is a member of Ivanhoe Lodge, No. 88, An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons, of Paterson, 
and a life member of Paterson Lodge, No. 
')0. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 
being a charter member of the latter organi- 
zation and actively associated in its work since 
the institution in 1887; he has filled the ofifice 
of secretary, and is past exalted ruler of the 
lodge. He is a director of the Silk City Safe 
De])Osit and Trust Company of Paterson. 

Air. King married, October 15, 1879, Char- 
lotte M., born in New York City, December 
II. i860, daughter of John P. and Louise 
( .Sjianenberger ) Mayer, of Paterson, the 
former born in Germany and the latter in 
Xew York City. Children: I. William Ber- 
dan, born July 4, 1880; married, October 30. 
ii>o7. Florence G., born August 4. 1883, daugh- 
ter of John and Martha Ann (Mottershead) 
Grimshaw, natives of England. 2. Charles 
Leonard, born August 19, 1883. 

This name is often found in 
H()(iERT various spellings in the early 

records and two distinct forms 
are widely used in the present day, many em- 
ploying the spelling Bogart. There were sev- 
eral immigrants bearing the name among the 
early settlers of New Amsterdam and Long 
Island and their descendants have scattered 

Qpid-^ S''^-AeJ- 



over a wide region being especially numerous 
in northeastern New Jersey. The conspicuous 
Dutch traits of industry and thrift have been 
well perpetuated in this family and it has 
taken active part in the general development 
oi this state. Most of its re])resentatives have 
been devoted to agriculture. 

( 1 ) Cornelis Jansen Bogaerilt came from 
llolland before 1661 and settled on the village 
lot at Flatbush. Long Island, which he shortly 
sold to Peter Jansen. In 1677 h^ was one of 
the proprietors of the Flatbush patent, and 
died at that place in 1684. The name of his 
wife who accompanied him from Holland is 
given as Geesie Williams, which indicates that 
her father's christian name was William. It 
is presumable that the general usage in spell- 
ing her name was Williamse. Children : 
W yiitie. Jan Cornelise, Classic, Roeloff, Alaritie 
and Peter. All of these except the eldest evi- 
dently settled at flackensack. New Jersey. 

( II ) Jan Cornelise, eldest son of Cornelis 
Jansen Ijogaerdt, resided in New Lots, Long 
Island, until 1694, when he sold his property 
there and joined others in a large purchase of 
land southeast of flackensack. His descend- 
ants are now very numerous in Bergen county 
and have spread to other regions. He married 
.Angenitie Strycker. Children: Roeloff, Lam- 
neetie, Claes, John, Cornelis and Albert. 

(III) Albert, youngest child of Jan Cor- 
nelise and Angenitie (Strycker) Bogert, was 
born about i6go at New Lots, and was reared 
near flackensack on his father's farm. He 
married, February 17, 1713, Martha Bartholf. 
Children : John. William, (juilliaem, Isaac, Ja- 
cobus, Angenitie, Henry, Cornelius (died 
young). Cornelius and Angenitie. 

(I\') Isaac, third son of Albert and Martha 
f Bartholf) Bogert, was born near Ilacken- 
sack, 1718, and settled on lands at what is now 
Westwood, which he purchased in 1765. He 
was a car])enter by trade. The deed to his 
l;ind, which included about si.xty-five acres, 
was dated March 26, 1765, the grantor being 
Jnhn Marselis and the purchase price eight 
linndred jiounds. This land, except a small 
portion reserved for the homestead, is all 
within the village of Westwood, and has been 
sold off in village lots. He married. June 4, 

1742. Lea. daughter of John Demorest. 
( hildren : .\lbert. Jacobus. John and Martina. 

The second son was a soldier of the revolution 
and died in the service. 

(\') -Albert (2), eldest child of Isaac and 
Lea (Demorest) Bogert. was born March 16, 

1743, at flackensack, died July 25, 1833, at 

Westwood, aged ninety and one-third years. 
He inherited the homestead from his father 
and resided there through life. 

(\T) Isaac A., son of Albert (^2) Bogert. 
was born May 9, 1769. at what is now West- 
wood, tlied there March 29, 1847. He in- 
herited, occupied and tilled the homestead 
farm. He married, June 26, 1788, Margaret 
Duryea, born April 17, 1770. He was an 
active citizen and served as constable and in 
other civil capacities. He had a daughter and 
a son, the first. Lea, born January 6, 1791, 
became the wife of Daniel Demarest and re- 
sided at Oradell. 

(\"II) David A., only son of Isaac A. and 
Margaret (Duryea) Bogert, was born July 2, 
1800, on the paternal homestead, which he oc- 
cupied through life, and died January 18, 1872. 
He was a member of the Reformed Church, 
then known as the North Schraalenburgh 
Church, in wdiich he was deacon and elder. 
He was an industrious and successful farmer, 
and a respected member of the community. 
He married, December 20, 1817, Hannah Ack- 
erman, born February 27, 1802, died June 19, 
1897. Her father, David Ackerman, was 
born May 23, 1774, died October 31, 1846. 
His wife, Adaline (Cooper) Ackerman, born 
December 28, 1777, 'died April 13. 1859. Of 
the four children of David A. Bogert three 
grew to maturity, viz: Adaline, born July 5, 
1824; Albert, December 17, 1826: Isaac David, 
mentioned below. The first is the widow of 
Benjamin Zabriskie Van Emberg, residing at 
Woodcliff. Her husband died September 29, 
1 89 1. Albert Bogert died September 25, i860. 
He married, November 19, 1845, Ellen Flear- 
aboam and left five children : Hannah Maria, 
born .April i, 1848; John Henry, April 7, 1831 : 
Leah Margaret, November 14, 1853; Harriett 
.\nn. .April 5, 1856; Adaline, February 15, 1859. 

( \'III) Isaac David, youngest child of David 
.\. and Hannah (Ackerman) Bogert, was born 
August 25, 1834, on the paternal homestead, 
where he now resides, and received his primary 
education in the school near his home. He 
also attended the school at what is now Oradell, 
and another at Pascack. He early engaged in 
farming upon the homestead, and in 1869 en- 
gaged in the grocery business as head of the 
firm of Bogert & Van Emburgh, and served 
twenty years as postmaster at Westwood. His 
homestead was gradually sold off in village 
lots, and he now resides, retired from active 
business, in the old mansion on the southwest 
corner of First avenue and Mill street. Al- 
though he is a Republican, while the voting 



strength of the town is nominally Democratic, 
he has been active in public affairs and served 
as collector of the town of Washington for 
several years, and was six years a freeholder, 
being director of the board during his last two 
years of service. He was the leader in tlie 
movement to incorporate the borough of West- 
wood and was its first mayor. He has filled 
the same office three times subsequently, and 
is the present incumbent, 1909. In 1894 he 
gave to the borough a tract of land for a park, 
which is now being improved and is a beauti 
ful adjunct of that handsome village. He is a 
director and vice-president of the bank of 
Westwood. He is also a director of the Ber- 
gen County Gas and Electric Company and of 
the Hackensack Trust Company. He is a 
member of the Reformed church of Westwood. 
which he was instrumental in organizing in 
1887, and was one of its first elders, which 
position he still fills. For over twenty years 
lie has Iieen a member of Gabriel R. Paul Post, 
Grand Army of the Republic, of Westwood, 
which he was active in organizing and of which 
he was first commander. He enlisted in 1862 
as a member of Company D, Twenty-second 
New Jersey Volunteers, and served in the 
\rmy of the Potomac. He was singularly 
fortunate in escaping injury, being present 
among the reserves at the battle of Fredericks- 
burg, and participating in the battle of Gettys- 
burg as a member of the First Army Corps. 
Soon after that engagement he received an 
lionorable discharge. Mr. Bogert is one of 
the most progressive and enterprising citizens 
of Bergen county, and enjoys the confidence 
and esteem of a large circle of his fellow citi- 
zens. He married, December 23, 1852, Anna 
Van Wagoner, born September 22, 1831, at 
( )radell, daughter of John and Mary (Cooper) 
\\-m Wagoner, natives of that locality. 

Many of the emigrants who 
ll().\GL.\XD came to this country from 
Holland in the early colonial 
days settled in New Jersey and displayed re- . 
markable traits of endurance in all the troubles 
which came to the first colonists. Some of their 
ilesccndants are to be found in that state at the 
present day, among them being those bearing 
the name of Hoagland. 

Carlton P. Hoagland, one of the descendants 
mentioned above, is the son of Stephen T. and 
Alary J. Hoagland. He was born at Millstone, 
Somerset county, New Jersey, July 9, 1879, ''c- 
moved to Somerville with his parents when he 
was four years of age, and has since resided in 

that town. His education was acquired in the 
Somerville grammar and high schools, leaving 
the latter at the beginning of his senior year 
when he was eighteen years old. His first busi- 
ness employment was in a grocery store, where 
he remained six months, going then to New 
\'ork to accept a position in the accounting de- 
])artment of an advertising agency. At the end 
of three years he became associated with the 
liallantine & \'an Fleet Carriage Company, of 
.Somerville, and one year later became the book- 
keeper and solicitor of the Somerville Publish- 
ing Company, which published The Somerset 
Deiiioerat. He was soon actively engaged in 
newspaper work and was made local editor of 
the Deiiioerat. While thus engaged he acquired 
a good general knowledge of the printing busi- 
ness, and in September, 1905, when the manage- 
ment of the business changed hands, Mr. Hoag- 
land was given full charge of the plant. At that 
time the business was in a greatly crippled con- 
dition, but under the skillful direction of Mr. 
Hoagland, it was completely reconstructed and 
was put on a paying basis in less than two years. 
During the past two years new- presses have 
been installed, new typesetting machines and 
other equipments added, and the output has 
been more than doubled, as the typesetting 
machines are operated by a day and night force. 
.\t the present time the concern is handling a 
large amount of book printing, much of it 
coming from New York and other cities. Mr. 
Hoagland is a director of the Citizens' Build- 
ing and Loan Association, and a member of the 
bfiard of directors of the Board of Trade. In 
{politics he is a Democrat, and his fraternal 
affiliations are with the following named organ- 
izations: Solomon's Lodge, No. 46, Free and 
Accepted Masons ; Somerville Lodge, Benevo- 
lent and Protective Order of Elks ; Knights of 
Pythias, in which order he is also a member of 
the Grand Lodge ; Independent Order of For- 
esters ; and secretarj- of the Bachelor Club, one 
of the oldest social organizations in the state of 
New Jersey. He attends services at the Second 
Dutch Reformed Church, of which he is a 
' member. 

Mr. Hoagland married, January 16, 1906, 
Lucy Kent, daughter of Mrs. Samuel Stewart, 
of East Orange, New Jersey, and they have 
one child : Carlton Stewart, born January 10, 

It is said on very good au- 
LAFFERTY thority that the LafTertys of 
New Jersey, with the excep- 
tion of the descendants of Bryan LaiTerty, 


Esij., uf Middlesex county, are the descend- 
ants of the old Huguenot emigrant, Edinond 
Lefetra, of Shrewsbury, who died between 
September 4, and November 22, 1687, leaving 
a wife Frances, and children Edniond, Sarah, 
Elizabeth, and probably others. Edmond his 
only known son, died in Shrewsbury prior to 
May 27, 1719, leaving a wife Hannah, and chil- 
dren George, Edmond, James, Joseph, Eliza- 
beth and Sarah. The name Lafetra has prac- 
tically disappeared. The last instance of its 
mention was the letters of administration of 
Lea Lafetra in 1826, but it is said by several 
genealogists of reputation that the family has 
not died out with the name, and that the Laf- 
fertys who are now found in the same counties 
formerly inhabited by the Lafetras are the 
same in blood. 

( I ) John Lafferty. earliest known ancestor 
of the family, died in 1795, and was buried at 
the old Stone Church near Port Norris, Cum- 
berland county. New Jersey. He married, and 
was father of four children: i. John, went 
west and was never after heard from. 2. Re- 
becca, married Enoch Northrup ; children : 

Emma, married Robinson ; Harriet, 

married Ranibo. 3. Nancy, married 

John Drew ; children : John, married Martha 
Hines ; children : Lilly and Annie ; Jane, mar- 
ried John Hines, and had children : Dolly, 
died 1908, unmarried, and James, died unmar- 
ried. 4. James, see forward. 

(H) James, son of John Lafferty, married 
Hannah Mulford, a descendant of one of the 
old families prominent in the history of Salem 
and Gloucester counties. Children: i. John, 
born 1821: married (first) Martha Elvvell ; 
(second) Elizabeth Elwell ; children: Whit- 
tier, went west ; William E., married Maria 
.\lnold; children: Floyd, died in infancy; Or- 
lando, Estella, Helen, Edith ; Annie, married 
Howard Lee, and has Harriett, married Benja- 
min Parker ; children : Allen, Serena ; Hannah 
J., died young. 2. Whittier, born 1821 ; died 
1825. 3. William, see forward. 4. Eli, born 
1827; still living (1909); married Rebecca 
Daniels ; children : Hannah J., died in infancy ; 
Dennis, died young; John D., married (first) 
Ella Hill, (second) Sarah Allie Fisher; chil- 
dren : Raymond, Nettie, Orville, Pearl, Maud 
Mills, Ada May; Mary Ellen; James L., mar- 
ried Rachel Deneen ; Emeline. married Aaron 
Hess ; children ; Rexie Clifford, Beulah, 
Connie ; Albert ; Oliver, married Lola Lytle ; 
Elizabeth ; Amos Stiegers, married Rose Mc- 
Cullough. 5. James, born 1833, died 1895 ; 
married Annie Grimshaw ; children : John G., 


married Margaret Mood ; children : Mabel 
and Bessie ; Harry, married Viola Adams ; 
James, married Sarah Walters ; children : 
Howard; Harry, died in infancy; Anna Fran- 
ces and Clyde. 

(HI) W'illiam, son of James and Hannah 
(Mulford) Lafferty, was born at Mullica Hill, 
Gloucester county. New Jersey, September 5, 
1823; died September 9, 1895. He was a 
farmer, and was a trustee of the Presbyterian 
church. He married (first) Elizabeth Daniels, 
of Franklin Mills. Pennsylvania. Children: i. 
Aluiford, born November 20, 1854; married 
Hannah Morgan; children: Mulford, died in 
infancy; Bruce, died in infancy; Berta, May, 
Warren, Florence, Lamont, \'erna. Earl and 
Everett. 2. Martha, born 1858; died 1866. 3. 
Hannah born October 9, i860; married B. 
Frank Hand; children : William F., Grace H., 
Hope and Myrtle. 4. Annie E., born April 30, 
1866; married 'SI. T. Groff; children: Elise, 
died young ; Franklin and James Raymond. 
He married (second) Martha AL, daughter of 
William McKibbin, a farmer of Bucks 
\ alley, Fulton county, Pennsylvania. 5. 
William, born April 28, 1869; died in infancy. 
(•>. Francis, hereafter mentioned. 7. Sarah L, 
born July 7, 1872; married Thomas Neal; chil- 
dren : James LeRoy and Joseph. 8. William, 
born January 28, 1874; died 1904; unmarried. 

(I\') Francis, son of William and Martha 
.\1. (McKibbin) Lafferty, was born in Mullica 
Mill, Gloucester county. New Jersey, February 
20, 1870. For his early education he was sent 
to the public schools, after which he graduated 
from the Dickinson Law School. He then 
read law with Hon. Robert S. Clymer, of 
Woodbury, New Jersey, and Hon. A. H. 
Swackhamer. and was admitted to the New 
Jersey bar in November, 1898, as attorney, and 
in February, 1902, as counsellor. Since then 
he has been engaged in the general practice of 
his profession. LTntil 1903 he practiced at At- 
lantic City, New Jersey, and in that year came 
to Newark, New Jersey, where he entered into 
partnership with S. P. Northrop. Esq., and 
later with Charles Pilgrim, Esq. Mr. Lafferty is 
a Democrat in politics. He has no inclination 
for holding political office, preferring to give 
his attention to his profession, and like his 
I)artner is regarded as one of the leading lights 
of the younger generation of lawyers. He is 
a member of Trinity Lodge, No. 79, Free and 
.Accepted Masons, of Atlantic City, and when 
he came to Newark was transferred to Rose- 
ville Lodge, No. 143. He is also a member of 
the Lawyers' Club of Newark. 



Mr. Lafferly married, June 2, 1898. in Salem 
county, New Jersey, Sadie E., born August 19, 
1870, fourth child and third daughter of Solo- 
mon S. and Sarah (Baldwin) Denelsbeck, of 
Whig Lane, whose children were : i. Lemuel, 
married Phebe Cheeseman ; children : Leona 
and Hiram, ii. Alinda, married George A. 
Ledden : children : Earl, Leon, Roy and Cur- 
tis ; iii. Ella, married James A. Wentzel ; child, 
Helen ; iv. Sadie E., referred to above ; v. Cur- 
tis, married May Hadley. Children of Francis 
and Sadie E. (Denelsbeck) Lafiferty : Frances 
Leilah. born May 14, 1899. 2. Elton P.raddock, 
March 24. 1904. 

Matthias Simon, of Sulz, in Alsace- 
SIMON Loraine, Germany, formerly a 

province of the republic of Franv.o, 
was born in Sulz and was a farmer there 
throughout the period of his life. The family 
name of his wife was Biehler, but her bap- 
tismal name is not known. Among their chil- 
dren were sons Matthias, August and Charles, 
and daughters Margaret and Mary. 

(H) August, son of Matthias and Margaret 
( Biehler ) Simon, was born in Sulz, province 
of Alsace-Loraine, Germany, August 28, 1826, 
and died there March 15, 1902. As a boy he 
was sent bv liis parents to the tow-n school in 
Sulz, but early was apprenticed to the trade 
(or perhaps the art) of silk dyeing, and having 
served out his time followed that vocation, 
having an establishment of which he was the 
pro])rietor. He is said to have been a very 
skillful dyer of silks, a man of high principles 
and honest ambition, which qualities both he and 
his wife taught to their children. He married 
Barbara Rcdler. born in Sulz, December 17, 
183 1, and died there. March 6, 1908. They 
had six children, five of whom grew to matu- 
rity, as follows: i. .\ugust, married Gabrielle 
Aland ; has four children ; lives in Allentown, 
Pennsylvania. 2. Charles, of Paterson, New 
Jersey. 3. Mary, lives in Sulz; not married. 
4. Matilda, also of Sulz ; not married. 5. 
Jeanne, married Frank Dalton. and has one 
child ; lives at Petersburg, Virginia. 

(HI) Charles, son of August and Barbara 
(Redler) Simon, was born in Sulz, Alsace- 
Loraine, Germany, June 17, 1858, and was 
given a good education in the schools of his 
native town. After leaving school he w-ent into 
his father's works and there learned the art of 
silk dveing. He too became an expert work- 
man in his special occupation, and after his 
apprenticeship worked in various establish- 
ments in h'rance, Germany and Switzerland. 

Thus it was that when he came to Peterson in 
( )ctober, 1882, he was not only a skillful silk 
dyer, but also was possessed of a wide and use- 
ful exjierience in his art. His first employ- 
ment in I'aterson was in the capacity of fore- 
man in the silk works of Jacob Weidman, of 
Paterson, where he continued three years, and 
;ifterward for two years w-as in the employ 
of |ohn \. Stearns & Companv, of New York 

In September, 1887. Mr. Simon, in company 
with Charles L. .Xnger, established a silk dye- 
ing works in Paterson, beginning business in 
a small way, but the ultimate outgrowth of 
their limited enterprise is the present Auger & 
Simon Silk Dyeing Company, incorporated, 
now one of the leading industries of the city 
(if Paterson. and having an important branch 
at W'illianisport, Pennsylvania. Something of 
the extent of the business operations of the 
company will be understood wdien it is men- 
tioned that the works in Paterson cover an area 
of nearly five acres of land, with an additional 
three acres for the company's other purposes. 
The works in Williamsport cover three acres 
of land, and the company's entire tract there 
includes twenty acres. The business in Pater- 
son employs about six hundred skilled opera- 
tives, while about two hundred and fifty em- 
jiloyees are in the Williamsport mills. 

In Paterson Mr. Simon enjoys a wide ac- 
<|uaintance in business circles and is looked 
upon as one of the leading men in the industrial 
life of the city. His business career has been 
one of gratifying success, and wdiatever he has 
accomj)lished in a business way is the result 
of his own personal efTort. He takes an earn- 
est interest in the welfare of the city and its 
institutions, is a progressive and public spirited 
citizen, and his home is beautifully situated on 
Broadw-ay, Paterson. 

He married, October 20. 1886. Mary J-. 
born February 4, 1868. daughter of Peter and 
Florine (Clement) Auger, of Paterson. Chil- 
dren, all born in Paterson: Marv F., M^ 6, 
1S88; Matilda A., May 28. i88<^: Charles' F., 
July I, 1897. 

Three brothers bv the name 
HE MOTT of de Mott, of Huguenot de- 
scent, like so many of the 
I'mtcstant families who were forced to leave 
I'rance under the conditions that brought about 
the Edict of Nantes, came to the friendly shores 
of .America to found new^ homes, making the 
route of their departure across the Rhine into 
Holland and thence to New .Amsterdam. On 




reaching the New Netherlands the Huguenots, 
who had been but a short time sojourners in 
Holland or in any other of the provinces of 
Netherlands, did not at once affiliate with the 
Dutch, but formed villages and made com- 
munities in which they could retain their native 
language, manners and customs. 

Many of these Huguenots went u]i the Hud- 
son river and settled along its banks and are 
readily distinguished by their family names. 
One of the objective points to which many 
French families came directly from the ship 
that landed them in New Amsterdam harbor 
was W'iltwick, one hundred miles up the river 
on its west bank at the confluence of Esopus 
creek. It is claimed that a short-lived settle- 
ment was made at Esopus Point, which ex- 
tends far out into the river, as early as 1614. 
but we do know that Governor-Cjeneral Stuy- 
vesant chartered the proposed settlement under 
the name of W'iltwick in 1661. and its inhabit- 
ants became jiermanently settled under the di- 
rection of the English government in iC/iS. and 
regularly incorporated by patent in 1667, untler 
the English name of Kingston. The chrono- 
logical history of Kingston is full of interest. 
The first constitution of the state of New 
York was adopted there by the provincial 
legislature which assembled Ajjril 20, 1777, 
and the state legislature under the new con- 
stitution assembled in the state house at Kings- 
ton in September, 1777, but dispersed October 7, 
1777, on the ai)proach of the llritish army under 
Sir Henry Clinton, and the place was burned 
b}- the British, but soon rebuilt. The brothers 
de Alott could not have found in Esopus the 
conditions that they sought, and we give an 
accoimt of two of the brothers who planted 
themselves in I'.ergen county. New Jersey, 
<.>l)posite New Amsterdam, where tliey jjur- 
•chased considerable acreage nf land, married 
and reared families. 

Michael de Mott, one of the brothers, pur- 
chased a tract of land "lying between the hills 
and the Pequannack river in Morris county. 
New Jersey, knov\-n as Pompton Plains." The 
deed for his laud was given October o. 1704. 
and he soon after removed from Pergen coun- 
ty to the new estate and located, built and lived 
in the house still standing and known as the 
"Old De Mott Place." He was a blacksmith 
by trade, also a farmer by occupation, and he 
built his blacksmith shop at the south end of 
his dwelling house and attached to it. He wa.^ 
the father of three sons: John, who settled in 
English Neighborhood, New Jersey. Richard, 
who settled in Raritan. New Jersey. Hendrick. 

bcjrn in 17 1 5. who came into possession of the 
homestead at Pompton Plains; married Janette 
\'an Wagoner, and they had twelve children 
born at PomjJton Plains on the old homestead. 

(1) Matthias de Mott, brother of Michael 
de Alott, removed from Kingston to Bergen, 
.North New Jersey, in 1704, in company with 
his brother Michael. On April 4, 1693, he had 
bought of Elias Michaels Vreeland three lots 
of land in Bergen (now Jersey City), having 
an aggregate area of eighty-seven acres. He 
subse(|uently added to his purchase other tracts 
at Jjergen and North Bergen. He married, 
April 4, 1705, Margaretje llrinkerhofi'. of 
Hackensack, New Jersey. Children: i. John, 
who died young. 2. Michael, married Clarisse 
Winne. but had no children; died intestate, 
November 16, 1799; imder the conditions of 
his father's will his estate in Bergen went to 
his brother George. 3. Henry, died young. 4. 
.\nn. 5. John, married but had no issue ; died 
December 8, 1744. 6. Henry, see forward. 7. 
lieorge, who inherited the estate left by his 
brother Michael ; he left the entire estate, as it 
came to him by the will of his father, to his 
nephew Michael, son of his brother Henry; he 
died unmarried in 1 800. 8. Jacob, married 
Soi)hia \'an Houten, October 1 1, 1747, and lived 
in Schraalenburg, New Jersey. 9. Mary. 10. 
Cishy, died in 1744. Matthias de Mott. father 
of these children, died in May, I73(), and by 
his will proved June 18. 1731). he made his 
-■on-. Michael and (.ie(.)rge, joint tenants of all 
his I'.ergen lantls. 

(H) Henry, fifth son an<i sixth child of 
.Matthias and Margaretje ( BrinkerholY) de 
.\ii)lt. was born in Bergen, now Hutlstjn coun- 
ty. New Jersey. He was married, in 1742, to 
Janettjc \ an Wagoner, and among their chil- 
dren was a son Michael, see forward. After 
the birth of this son they removed from Ber- 
gen to Pomptiin Plains. Morris county. New 

(Ill) Michael, sdu of ilenry and Janettje 
( \ an Wagoner) de Mott, was born in Bergen, 
udw lludson county. New Jersey, September 
-"• '750; 'li^fl ill Bergen county, New Jersey, 
.Ma\ 2y. 1832. He was the owner of property 
in Bergen, New Jersey, which he possessed 
through tlie will of his uncle, George de Mott, 
who clied intestate and without children in 
1808. In his will Michael left his jjroperty in 
Bergen to his children. He married Alargaret 
Mandeville. of Poiu])ton Plains, New Jersey, 
hern June 18. 17113: died Se]iteniber 7, 1854. 
l/hildrcu, born in Bergen, New Jersey: i. 
|(>hn, died in childhood. 2. lane, married 



Peter Etlo Alarselis. 3. Margaret, married 
Richard Vreeland. 4. Maria, married James 
Cadmus. 5. George, see forward. 6. Garrett. 
7. Henry, who died before his father. 8. Cath- 
arine, married Richard Cadmus. 

( IV) George, second son and fiftli child of 
Michael and Margaret (Mandeville) De Mott, 
was born in Bergen, New Jersey. June 1. 1787; 
died July 7, 1866. He located on the estate he 
inherited in Bergen, the place being now known 
as West Hoboken, and there engaged in agri- 
cultural pursuits. He was a member of the 
Dutch Reformed Church, of Bergen. He mar- 
ried (first) Jane \'reeland, born 1790, died 
July II, 1826, and they had four children, two 
of whom died in early life, and two survived. 
namely: i. Maria IMandeville, born August 11, 
1816; married John Sturgis. 2. Get)rge V., 
see forward. He married (second) Ellen 
.Smith, who bore him twelve children : i. Amelia 
Ann, born February 11, 1828. 2. Julia Ellen, 
October 28, 1829. 3. James Smith, September 
26, 1 83 1. 4. Mary F'rancis, November 12, 1833. 
5. Eliza Jane, March 14, 1835. 6. Abraham 
Huyler, February 13, 1837. 7. Hester (jarret- 
son, October 10, 1839. 8. Henry Augustus, 
March 12, 1840. 9. Thomas (lautier, October 

I. 1841. 10. Georgianna, January 17, 1843. 

II. Edgar Montelle, May 14. 1845. 12. Hin- 
son Curtis, May 27, 1851. 

(V) George V., only surviving son of George 
and Jane (\'reeland) De Mott, was born in 
Bergen township, now West Hoboken, Hudson 
county. New Jersey. April 27. 1822. He was 
reared to the age of fifteen years on his 
father's farm, and then entered a dry goods 
establishment in New York City. In 1845 he 
engaged in the manufacturing business, con- 
tinuing up to 1870. About 1865 he purchased 
a tract of land in what is now Clifton, Acquack- 
anonk township, Passaic county. New Jersey, 
and in i86g located in the village of Clifton, 
.•\cc|uackanonk township, where he has con- 
tinued to reside up to the present time (1910). 
He was a prominent and active factor in the 
growth and development of the village. Mr. 
De Mott married (first). February 5, 1846, 
Mary Newkirk, born April 17, 1826, died Janu- 
ary 12, 1858. daughter of Henry and Eliza 
(Provost) Newkirk. He married (second). 
October 20. 1875, Hiley Ann Merselis, born 
July 29, 1844, daughter of Peter and Gertrude 
(Sip) Merselis. Children of first wife: i. 
Henry Newkirk, born November 9, 1846; died 
without issue. July 30, 1887. 2. George Win- 
field, January 15. 1849; ^'^'^ without issue. 
Tunc TO. 1873. 3. Edward Provost, December 

25. 1850; died C)ctober 26, 1885; married, 
October 4. 1876, Louise Curtis, born December 
5, 1857, daughter of Dr. G. and C. Sophia 
Curtis ; one child, Helen De Mott, born July 
31, 1877, married Harry MacDonald Ander- 
son ; one child, Daniel Anderson, born May 16, 
1904, who is a representative of the eighth 
generation from Matthias de Mott. the emi- 
grant. 4. John Walton. March 9. 1853; mar- 
ried. October 20, 1886, Catherine Merselis. 
born August 15, 1861, daughter of Peter and 
Julia (Bogardus) Merselis; three children: i. 
Mary N.. born August 10. 1888 : ii. Florence 'M., 
June 30, 1891 ; iii. Mabel W., June 9, 1896. 5. 
Jane Maria. June 22. 1855 ; died April 18, 

-Stephen Dusenberry, the 
I )l'.SI''XriERRY first member of the fam- 
ily of whom we have defi- 
nite infurniation, was born in either Westches- 
ter or Dutchess county. New York, and died in 
Orange county. New York. He was probably 
the grandson of \\'illiam and Lena Dusenberry. 
of Harrison's Purchase. Rye. Westchester 
county. New York, and a descendant of the 
Long Island family of Dusenberrys who were 
from very early times associated with the his- 
tory of Hempstead and Jerusalem. April 2, 
1806, Stephen Dusenberry was appointed cap- 
tain under Lieutenant Colonel Zachariah Flag- 
ler, in the Dutchess county militia, and June 8, 
1808. was promoted first major. March 4, 
1817. John Cooper was promoted first major, 
vice Stephen Dusenberry, "moved away." He 
married Anna Townsend, and among his chil- 
dren were Townsend and Peter, both referred 
to below. 

(II) Townsend. son of Stephen and Anna 
(Townseiifl) Dusenberry. was born in Orange 
county, New York, and died in Newark, New 

(III) Henry Townsend, only child Town- 
send Dusenberry, was born in Orange county, 
.Vew York, in 1835. and died in Newark, New 
Jersey, in May, 1886. He was deputy county 
clerk of Newark, 1862-67, and county clerk, 
1867-72. He received his education at the 
Hackettstown Seminary, in politics was a Dem- 
ocrat, was a member of the town council of 
Newark, 1872-73. and school commissioner for 
the Seventh Ward of Newark in 1876-77. He 
married Mary Louisa Baldwin, born in Au- 
gust, 1835. Children : John Baldwin, referred 
to below : Emily Townsend, now living at No. 
86 Orchard street, Newark, New Jersey, whose 
courtesy has made possible much of this sketch. 

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(IV) John Baldwin, son of Henry Town- 
send and Mary Louisa (Baldwin) Dusenberry, 
was born in Newark, New Jersey, August 21, 
1857, and died there December 10, 1909. For 
his early education he was sent to the ])ublic 
schools, and afterwards to the Newark Acad- 
emy, from which he graduated in 1876. After 
spending three years in mercantile jiursuits he 
entered the surrogate's otitice in Newark, under 
Colonel C. Meyer Zulick, where for nine years 
he was probate clerk, and in 1889 was elected 
to the office of surrogate on the Democratic 
ticket and served as such for five years, when 
he was appointed by President Grovcr Cleve- 
land as assistant appraiser of the Port of New 
York, which office he held until July 10, 1897. 
He then came to Newark, where he made a 
business of taking charge of and caring for 
large estates. He was a member of the Joel 
Parker Club, the Jeffersonian Club, and the 
I'ourth \\'ard Democratic Club. For twenty- 
eight years he was a director in the Mutual 
Benefit and Loan Association, and was also 
treasurer of the Real Estate Brokers' Ex- 
change, and first vice-president of the Road 
Horse Association of New Jersey, lie was a 
member of the South Baptist Church, of New- 
ark. He married (first) in Newark, Novem- 
ber 16, 1885. Elizabeth, born 1858, died Janu- 
ary 25, 1887. daughter of Captain Christian 
Myers, who was killed in the civil war; (sec- 
ond) in Newark, November 12, 1897, Helen 
Wood, daughter of Levi and Effie (Sweasy) 
Van Ness, who was born in December, 1868. 
Children, one by first wife: Helen Townsend, 
born January 20, 1887 ; John Baldwin, Octo- 
ber 26, 1898; Grant \"an Ness, June 26, 1905. 

(H) Peter, son of Stephen and Amia 
( Townsend ) Dusenberry, was born in Orange 
county, New York. He married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Josei)h Lyon and Phebe (Jones) Wheel- 
er (see Wheeler). Children: Augustus and 
James Peter, both referred to below; .Anna, 
married Jose])h E. ISuzby. 

(HI) Augustus, son of Peter and Mary 
(Wheeler) Dusenberry, was born in Newark, 
New Jersey, December 4, 1837. For his early 
education he was sent to Dr. Hedges, after- 
wards to Dr. Ely's boarding school at Railway, 
and then to Mr. Conklin's boarding school at 
Basking Ridge, after which he began his career 
as clerk in a clothing store in New York City. 
This position he gave up in order to take an- 
other with one of the safe manufacturers, and 
ui 1874 he started in the hardware business 
with James W. Thatcher, then became con- 
nected with Roe &• Conover, and later became 

|jresident of the J. B. Cnnuver Comi)any, con- 
tinuing until July, 1908, when he sold out to 
Crane & Company. I-'rom 1868 to 1872 he 
was in the office of the Newark street com- 
missioner, and was also for twelve years an 
alderman. In 1888 he was elected assembly- 
man, after which he served for eight years as 
police commissioner. .At the outbreak of the 
civil war he enlisted in the Ninth Regiment. 
New York Volunteers, as private, May 13, 
1801 ; ])romoted sergeant May following; dis- 
charged May 16, 1863. He then recruited 
Company I, Thirty-fifth New Jersey Veteran 
X'olunteers. of which he was appointed captain, 
.Sej)tember 18. 1863. mustered out with same 
rank. July 25, 1865. September 17, 1862, he 
was taki-n prisoner and sent to Libby prison 
till exchanged ; July 22, 1864, taken prisoner 
at Decatur, Alabama, and sent to Atlanta and 
Macon. Georgia, and Charleston. South Caro- 
lina ; he escaped from the latter place, and was 
three months in reaching the Union army at 
Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of 
Lincoln Pf)st, No. 11. G. A. R. He married in 
.Xewark, .August 3, i8(x), Mary Elizabeth, 
daughter of James and Mary (Van Winkle) 
Smith. Children: I. Russie, born December 
28, 1872; married Carlton George Winans, 
who was born November 13. 1872; child, 
James Dusenberry. 2. I'red Wheeler, born 
May ID. 1874; married Iva. only child of Dr. 
Ivlward and Mary Elizabeth ( Ryno) Wake- 
field ; child, Fred Augustus. 

(HI) James Peter, son of Peter and Mary 
(Wheeler) Dusenberry, was born in Newark, 
New Jersey. April 19. 1844. For his early 
education he was sent to the public schools, 
and after graduating from the New^ark high 
school he entered a store as boy and rose to 
the |)osition of bookkeeper. In 1862 he be- 
came attached to the (luartermaster's depart- 
ment ijf the Army of the Potomac, and after 
the St. .Mbans raid went with Cieneral Pitkin 
to \erniont to assist the state (|uartermaster in 
organizing the militia to resist any future at- 
tacks from Canada, from thence to Richmond 
after its cajjture and later to New Orleans, 
Louisiana, with the quartermaster's depart- 
ment. United States army. After the war was 
over he becaiue a manufacturer of expansion 
I'uvelopes. I'or three years he was secretary 
for the Board of Assessment and Revision of 
Taxes of Newark, and later became secretary 
of the Newark Gas Light Comjiany ; treasurer 
of the Newark Gas Company; secretary of the 
llu<lson (ias Company, and treasurer of the 
Public Service Corporation cif New Jersey. He 


is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, 
of Newark, and a director in the National 
Newark Banking Company, the Firemans' In- 
surance Company, and the PubUc Service Cor- 
poration of New Jersey. He married in New- 
ark, February i6, 1897, P>ances, daughter of 
Judge Caleb S. and Frances (Grant) Tits- 
wortli ( see Titsworth). 

(The Wheeler Line). 

Deac<in James Wheeler, founder of the 
branch of the Wheeler family at present under 
consideration, was probably with the two Jo- 
seph Wheelers who were in Newark in 1726, 
a member of the Milford family of the name. 
He died in Newark, January ^. 1747, aged 
si.xty-three years. In 1712 he was constable 
of .N'ewark, and bought from .\braham Kitchel 
the home lot in Newark which had formerly 
been the property of Robert Kitchel. The 
name of his first wife is unknown. He mar- 
ried (second), after 1723, Alary, widow of 
Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Abigail (Car- 
man) Coe, who was born about 1679, and died 
January i, 1763, aged eighty- four years. Child, 
Caleb, referred to below. There were perhaps 
other children. 

(II) Deacon Caleb, son of Deacon James 
and Mary Wheeler, died December 22, 1803, 
aged seventy-seven years, lie married Phebe 

. Children : Caleb, married, February 

23, 1778, Betsy Morris; James, referred to 
below ; A daughter, married Rt)bert Neil. 

(III) Captain James, son of Deacon Caleb 
and Phebe Wheeler, died in Newark, New 
Jersey, March 12, 1777, aged thirty-seven 
years. He enlisted during the revolution and 
rose to the rank of captain, and as Cougar well 
says, he is "worthy of a more honorable monu- 
ment than the edifice stealthily and illegally 
erected on the burial place of the family." He 
married Rhoda Lyon, who after his death 
married (second) John Crane. Children: Ste- 
phen, James. Joseph Lyon, referred to below ; 
Phebe, married (jovernor William S. Penning- 
ton ; Mary, married Halstead. 

(I\') Joseph Lyon, son of Captain James 
and Rhoda ( Lyon ) Wheeler, married Phebe, 
daughter of Zebulon Jones. Twelve children, 
among whom Mary, referred to below. 

(\') Mary, daughter of Joseph Lyon and 
Phebe (Jones) Wheeler, married Peter, son of 
.Ste])hen and Anna ( Townsend ) Dusenberry. 

Benjamin Franklin Faulk- 
l~.\l'LK N I-T\ ner. first member of the fam- 
ily of whom we have definite 
iufnrmatii)n. was the son of a farmer in Oueen 

.Vnne's county, Maryland, where he was born 
in 1 81 7. He lived at Easton, Talbot county, 
Afaryland, where he died in 1844. He was a 
manufacturer of wagons, carts and wheels; in 
politics was a Democrat, and in religion a 
Methodist. He married Emily Adeline Mills. 
Three children: Alfred Beaston, referred to 
below, and a son and daughter who died in 

(II) .Alfred Beaston, son of Benjamin 
Franklin and Emily Adeline (Mills) Faulk- 
ner, was born at Easton, Talbot county, Mary- 
land, December 17, 1842. After leaving school 
he took a position as clerk with Goldsborough 
& Dawson, in Easton, Maryland, after which 
he went to Baltimore, where he found a posi- 
tion at first with Murray & Hazlehurst, and 
later with John W. I-lruft' & Company. When 
this latter firm dissolved he became a member 
of its successor, Bruff, Faulkner & Company, 
which later became the firm of Bruff, Maddo.x 
& Faulkner, which failed about 1884. Mr. 
h'aulkner then became connected with the law 
and collection firm of Snow, Church & Com- 
pany, at first in Philadelphia and afterward in 
New York. Mr. F^aulkner was one of the 
organizers of the LTnited Merchants Associa- 
tion of New York, and from the time of its 
organization, about 1888, until his death in 
1891, he was the secretary of the association. 
He was a Presbyterian in religion and a Dem- 
ocrat in ])olitics, but he was always a lover of 
])eace and retirement and held himself aloof 
from public services. He married at Glen 
Cove, Long Island, November 19, 1867, Louisa 
.•\ugusta, born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 
25, 1844, granddaughter of Parker and Re- 
becca (Fisher) Robinson, who were married, 
October 10, 1795, and daughter of Daniel and 
Charlotte ( Henoig) Robinson. Her father 
was born November 24, 1802, died October 9. 
1863. Her mother died January 31, 1862. 
Children: I. Daniel Robinson, referred to 
below. 2. Emily Josephine, born May 12, 1872. 

(III) Daniel Robinson, son of Alfred 
lieaston and Louisa Augusta (Robinson) 
I'aulkner, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 
December 13, 1869. .After receiving his early 
education in the Baltimore public school, he 
attended the private school of Major Wilburn 
B. Hall, in Baltimore, Maryland, which he left 
without graduating in June, 1886. He then 
started in business with the insurance broker- 
age firm of Butcher & Benedict, 145 Broad- 
way, New York, with whom he remained from 
November, 1886, until December, 1894, when 
he resigned his position in order to go into 
business for himself uiuler the firm name of 



King & Faulkner, 45 Cedar street, New York. 
Tlie new tirm, however, was not a success so 
Mr. Faulkner separated from Mr. King in 
September, 1896, and took a position with 
Frederick P>. Thomason, then of 13 William 
^trcet. and now 64 Wall street. New York. 
Here he remained until February, igo2, when 
he started once more in the insurance business 
un his own account, this time making a decided 
success, his office being 95 William street, Xew 
York. In politics Mr. Faulkner is an Inde- 
pcmlent. He is a member of the Maryland 
Society of Xew York, and of the New York 
.•-Southern Society. He married. May 10, 1900, 
in Elizabelli, New Jersey, Susan Creighton, 
born in Gladstone, New Jersey. October 10, 
1879. daughter of Elwood and Sarah (Backus) 
Trail. Children; i. Daniel Robinson, Jr., born 
January 1, 1903. 2. Elwood I'rall, .\pril 2, 

The Entwistles are an Eng- 
EN'TWiSTLE lish family, said to be one 
of great antiquity, and 
better ^till of honest endeavor and honorable 
achievement in all generations in the mother 
country and also on tliis side of the Atlantic 
ocean, where the surname has been known for 
something like a century. The immediate an- 
cestors of the particular family here under 
consideration were noted cotton manufacturer^ 
in Manchester, Berry and Leeds, England ; all 
men of character, worth and influence in the 
Inisiness w(jrld and in the more private walks 
of life. 

I 1) Thomas Entwi.'-tle, immigrant, was born 
in .Manchester, England, and came to .Amer- 
ica when a young man, settling in I'aterson, 
Xew Jersey, which even then was famous for 
the diversity of its manufactures and the skill 
of its mechanics, operatives and artisans. 
Doubtless young Entwistle found former ac- 
quaintances there and perhaps was induced to 
come to this country through the re]iresenta- 
tions of those who had precedeil him to the 
nourishing industrial city near the great metrop- 
olis of .America. He was apprenticed to the 
trade of a machinist, and after having became 
a practical workman removed to New York 
City and was made su])erintendent of the Nov- 
elty Iron Works. Still later lie was emijloyed 
in the service of Horatio Allen a mechanical 
engineer of wide repute, while he himself had 
then gained considerable prominence as a me- 
chanical inventor, having patented several me- 
chanical a])pliances and was engaged in their 
manufacture and sale when he was striken and 

died. .\t that time he had sailed for Cuba, Indies, with a shipment of machinery, 
and during his stay there was attacked with 
climatic fever which resulted in his death in 
1888, soon after he had returned to New York. 
Mr. Entwistle married Fanny Holt, by whom 
he had seven children, only two of whom are 
now living, Jane F.lizabetli, now Mrs. David 
Hutchinson, and James, nf wh(im mention is 
made in succeeding paragra])hs. 

( II ) Rear .Admiral James Entwistle, son of 
Thomas and I-'anny (Holt) Entwistle, is a na- 
tive of I'aterson, New Jersey, born July 8, 
1837, ^"f' s'i" Vives in that city, although much 
i>f his life as an officer of rank in the United 
States navy has been spent in other scenes. 
.\s a boy he received a good common school 
educati<'n in his native town, and afterward 
for some time was a student at the Free Acad- 
emy of New A'ork. After leaving school he 
served an apprenticeship to the trade of ma- 
chinist at the Novelty Iron Works, and later 
became a mechanical draughtsman in his 
father's office in that city. He was thus em- 
j)loyed at the beginning of the civil war, and 
within less than ten days after Mr. Lincoln's 
call for volunteers "to suppress treasonable 
reliellion." he enlisted for three months as pri- 
vate in Company C, Eighth New York Volun- 
teer Militia. He continued in service until the 
e.xpiration of his term of enlistment and took 
part in all of the military movements of iiis 
regiment, including the tirst battle of I'ull Run, 
and was discharged and mustered out August 
2, i8()i. F"rom the day of his enlistment as 
private in the three months' service Admiral 
lintwistle's life has belonged to our national 
government and his subsec|uent sjilendid record 
(if achievement has become a part of our na- 
tional annals so well and widely known as to 
re(|nire little elaboration of detail in these 
pages; and the story of his rise from the posi- 
ticiii of private of militia to the rank of rear 
admiral is j)erliaps best told in a recent narra- 
tive account pulilished in a leading military 
magazine, from which free ([notation is made 
in pages. 

Immediately after his discharge in .August. 
1X61, he was granted permission by the secre- 
tary (jf the navy to appear before the board of 
examiners for admission to the engineer corps 
of the naval department, and having passed a 
satisfactory examination was appointed to that 
corps as a third assistant engineer from civil 
life, October, i8r)i, and immediately was de- 
tailed for duty on the gunboat "Aroostook," 
then building at Kennebec, Maine. \N'hile tiiat 



vessel was being fitted out at the Boston navy 
yard under direction of Lieutenant Commander 
J. C. Beaumont, urgent telegraphic orders were 
received from the secretary of the navy to pro- 
ceed to sea immediately and search for the 
L'nited States ship "Vermont," which vessel 
had been reported as having lost her rudder. 
After seven days' cruising she was finall\- 
sighted and found to be in a disabled condition 
with rudder gone, but with the aid of a hawser 
she was kept head to the sea for six days 
while a temporary rudder was being put in 
place ; and then being relieved by another gun- 
boat the "Aroostook" sailed for Philadelphia 
and was immediately ordered to Hampton 
Roads atul to report to Admiral Goldsborough, 
commanding the Xortli Atlantic squadron, 
reaching there the next day after the historic 
battle between the confederate ram "Merri- 
mac" and the original "Monitor," under the 
command of Lieutenant Commander W'orden. 
He took part in all subsequent engagement^ 
between the "Ram" and her escorts in tiieir 
attempts to destroy the L'nion fleet, and after 
the defeat of the confederate ships entered the 
James river with a detached fleet under com- 
mand of (.omuKMlore Rogers and engaged the 
batteries at I'^ort Darling, which protected the 
approach to Richmond, Virginia ; and after a 
bombardment of several hours the fort was 
silenced, but soon afterward having been rein- 
forced by the crew' of the "Merrimac," which 
vessel a few days ])revi(iusly had been blown 
up by the Confederates, the engagement was 
renewed and continued until nightfall, when 
the L'nion gunboats were compelled to drop 
down the river and anchor off Sandy Point. 
Afterwards the ".\roostook" engaged in the 
work of covering McClellan's retreat from be- 
fore Richmond to Harrison's Landing on the 
James river, and soon afterward was detach- 
ed from the Xorth Atlantic squadron and sent 
to Pensacola, Florida, for blockade duty, under 
command of .Admiral P"arragut, commanding 
the west gulf blockading squadron, embracing 
the coast line from Pensacola to tlie southern 
end of Texas ; and later took part in nearly all 
of the naval engagements under command of 
that famous naval hero. On one occasion, 
while blockading off Mobile. Alabama, the 
"Aroostook" had the extreme good fortune to 
capture the first prize, the schooner "Sea 
Lion," with her cargo of two hundred and 
eighty-five bales of Sea Island cotton, while 
attempting to run the blockade from that port 
The "Aroostook" continued to serve in the 
west gidt s(|uadron until January. 1865. and 

tiien was detached and ordered home. In 
.\pril following .Admiral Entwistle was ordered 
to the ship "Mohongo," Captain J. \V. A. 
Xickolson. which vessel was detailed for the 
Pacific coast, by way of the Straits of Magellan, 
and while enroute touched at all of the princi- 
jial [jorts on the Atlantic coast of South .Amer- 
ica, and arrived at \alparaiso, Chile, at the 
l)eginning of the six months' blockade and final 
bombardment of that city by the Spanish fleet 
under command of Admiral Menzes Nunez. 
Following the movements of the Spanish fleet 
after the bombardment he w-as a witness of the 
final attem]it of the Spaniards to subdue the 
.Sciuth .\merican republic in the repulse and 
[jartial destruction of their fleet by the Peru- 
vians in their attempt to lay waste the city of 
Callao, Peru, and proceeded thence to Panama, 
where the "Mohongo" remained six months 
guarding the railroad, and then sailed for 
.\capulco, Mexico : remained at the latter port 
during the Maximilian sojourn, and from there 
made port at San Francisco, where he was de- 
tached from the "Alohongo'' and ordered home 
by way of the Isthmus of Panama. He then 
was attached to the L^nited States ship "Wamp- 
anoag" during the experimental trial of her 
machinery at the navy yard at New W")rk; re- 
mained there until February, 1868, and then 
was ordered to the "Amanorsac" for the same 
duty until June, 1868. After that he was at- 
tached to the ship "Nipsic." Commander Self- 
ridge, from September, 1868. until December. 
i86f). while engaged in the important work of 
making a preliminary survey of the Isthmus 
of Panama for a new canal route: and in the 
light of subsequent events this duty on the 
part of .\dmiral Entwistle may be regarded as 
i)f significant importance. Subsequently he had 
short tiiurs of duty aboard the ship "Michigan" 
on Lake Erie, at League Island. Pennsvlvania. 
.md I in the monitors "Saugus" and "Canoni- 
cun." Next be was ordered to the flagship 
"I'rankliu." under command of Admiral 
W'orden of "Monitor" fame, for a cruise to 
I'.urope, and on the return of that vessel in 
1876 one of her involuntary passengers was 
William M. Tweed, a fugitive from justice, 
who had been taken at \ igo. Spain, after his 
escape from America. 

In March. 1877. .Admiral Entwistle. then 
passed assistant engineer, rank of lieutenant, 
senior grade, was ordered to special duty at 
the navy department in Washington, and in 
July following was ordered to special duty at 
the Morgan Iron \\ orks. New York, as assist- 
ant to (ieneral Inspector Chief Engineer .Alex- 


aiuler Henderson, United States navy, for the 
inspection of machinery being built for the gov- 
ernment. In December, 1878, he was ordered 
to duty at Mare Island navy yard, California. 
Three years later. February, 1881, he was 
ordered to the L'nited States ship "Palos," 
Asiatic station, under command of Commodore 
Green, to verify the longitude of all open ports 
on the coast of China and Japan, from Vladi- 
vostok, Siberia, to Hong Kong, China, and 
upon the fulfillment of tiiese duties to the ship 
"Ashnielot." Commander Mullen, United States 
navy, which vessel was wrecked in February, 
1882. on Lammock rocks lying between Foo- 
chow and Amoy, off the coast of China. This 
loss was in great measure due to treacherous 
currents, dense fogs and extreme darkness 
j)eculiar to that locality during the winter 
months, and when all hope of saving the ship 
had vanished she was finally abandoned and 
went down in seventeen fathoms of water in 
forty minutes from the time of striking, officers 
and men losing everything but what they stood 
in. .\t daylight those who escaped made a 
landing on a barren island and found eleven 
men missing. In the meantime a whaleboat 
had been disj)atched to Foochow, thirty miles 
distant, for ])rovisions and assistance, which 
arrived on the following morning and proved 
to be a Chinese man-of-war under command 
of a former English naval officer, and all were 
taken to Hong Kong and soon afterward 
ordered home. 

In .November, 1885, Admiral Entwistle was 
again on duty at the Morgan Iron Works dur- 
ing the completion of the "Chicago," "Boston," 
"Atlantic" and "Dolphin," after the failure of 
John Roach & Comjjany, the once famous 
ship-building concern of Chester, Pennsyl- 
vania. An interesting fact in this connection 
is that these four vessels formed the nucleus 
of our present powerful American navy. .Mter 
the completion of his duties in the connection 
just mentioned he had short tours of experi- 
mental duty on the ".Marm," our first torpedo- 
boat, and the double-turretted monitor "Puri- 
tan," followed by inspection duty at Newport, 
Bristol and Providence, Rhode Island, in con- 
nection with steam capstan engines, which 
were the first to be installed on a United States 
man-of-war. Subse(|uently lie spent one year 
on special duty on board the training ship 
"Minnesota," stationed at New York. In Se])- 
tember 1887, he was assigned to the govern- 
ment ship "Fnter])rise," Commander B. H. 
.McCalla, United States navy, which vessel made 
line of the most varied and extended cruises in 

lutropean waters that ever was made by an 
.American man-of-war, and during her thirty- 
two months' commission she steamed some- 
thing like forty-three thousand miles, includ- 
ing a voyage around the island of Madagascar 
and also visiting nearly seventy percent of the 
ports and inland cities by river navigation, 
tjoth in Euro])e and the Continent. In June, 
1890, he was ordered to the Bath Iron Works, 
Batli. Maine, as inspector of machinery of the 
"Machias." "Castine," "Amnion," and the ram 
"Katahdin," having been on this duty five 
vears and six months. In November, 1895, 
iie was assigned to duty on the "Boston," Cap- 
tain Frank Wilde, fitting out at the Mare 
Island navy yard for a cruise to China; de- 
tached January, 1897, and reported for duty 
(111 .Adiiiiral Dewey's flagshi]) "Olympia," as 
engineer of the fleet. He took part in the battle 
of Manilla Bay, May i, 1898, and was highly 
commended by Admiral Dewey, awarded the 
Dewey medal and commended by the secretary 
of the navy and board of naval officers for ad- 
vancement in numbers for eminent and con- 
spicuous services in the battle. In December, 
1898, he was detached from the "01yiii])ia" 
by telegraph from the secretary of the navy and 
ordered to the United States ship "Raleigh," 
Captain J. R. Coghlan, United States navy, for 
passage to the United States, arriving home in 
.April, 1899, and placed on the retired list of 
officers, in accordance with the provisions of 
the revised statutes of the United States. 

Having thus noted in a general way some- 
thing of the life and experiences of .Admiral 
Entwistle as an officer of the American navy, 
it is perhaps necessary to our present narrative 
to note his individual rank and advancement 
from time to time throughout the long period 
of his naval career : Appointed third assistant 
engineer, rank of ensign, October, 1861 ; pro- 
moted second assistant engineer, rank of lieu- 
tenant, junior grade, July, 1866; jiromoted 
passed assistant engineer, rank of lieutenant, 
senior grade, October, 1866; promoted chief 
engineer, rank of lieutenant commander, July, 
1877: promoted chief engineer, rank of com- 
mander. October, 1896; promoted captain. 
March, 1899; promoted rear admiral. Febru 
ary. 1901. 

In Scotland the ( Iraliams are 
(iR.MlAM a family of distinction, and in 

England and Ireland are those 
(>\ this honored surname who have attained 
til positions of i)rominence in official life. The 
traditional origin of the family dates to the 



ducal house of Montrose and thence traces 
back in its ancestry to about the fifth century. 
In early Scottish history the clan Graham 
played an important and chivalrous part, and 
for gallantry acquired the designation of the 
"gallant Ciraemes." In ancient times the Gra- 
hams were famous champions of right and 
justice, and even in more recent times there 
have been those of this honorable house who 
have lent their aid to the cause of rights of 
man ; and it was through the advocacy of prin- 
ciples such as these that the immigrant ances- 
tor of the particular Graham family here treat- 
ed came to this country. 

( I ) Joseph Graham, the immigrant, was 
liorn in I'jigland and died at Haledon, New 
Jersey, aged sixty-three years. P.ecause of his 
advocacy of the cause of the workingmen of 
England, in seeking to secure for them shorter 
hours of daily labor, he was virtually e.xiled 
from his native land and com])elled to seek a 
new home in .America; and here as in the 
mother cnuntry he was the first man to cham- 
pion the cause of shorter hours of labor for 
workingmen. He was a skillful designer and 
metal engraver. 

(II) John, son of Joseph Graham, was born 
in England in 1818, died in Jersey City, New 
Jersey, July 2, 1881. He was quite young when 
he came with his father to this country. He 
was one of the earliest engineers on the old 
Paterson and Hudson railroad, also was a 
skilled taxidermist and a horticulturalist of 
considerable local celebrity. His wife was 
Dorothy Ryerson, and by her he had two chil- 
dren : I. Joseph Ryerson. 2. Harriet, married 
James Johnson. 

(III) Joseph' Ryerson, son of John and 
Dorothy (Ryerson) Graham, was born in Pat- 
erson, New Jersey, September 21, 1842; died 
there, January 30, 1906. He was educated in 
the ]niblic schools and as a pupil exhibited such 
remarkable jjroficiency in studies that thrice 
was he sought out and asked to become him- 
self a teacher, lint he declined all of these 
offers in favor of his own determination to 
become a business man, and as a foundation 
of his subse(|uent career learned the carpenter's 
trade, becoming a competent and practical 
workman. .\nd like his father and grand- 
father before him, Mr. Graham always mani- 
fested a deep interest in the welfare of work- 
ingmen in general, and at the age of twenty 
years organized the first carpenters' union and 
became the first president of that pioneer body. 
In 1874 he was elected alilerman of old Ward 
5. Paterson, served two terms in that office, and 

in 1879 was elected mayor of the city and 
served efficiently a full term. And withal, Mr. 
Graham was a capable and successful business 
man, having begun his career as a journeyman 
carjienter. In 1864 he started in business on 
his own account, as a manufacturer of sash, 
doors and blinds, and then established what 
eventually became one of the largest enter- 
prises of its kind in Passaic county. 

lie married, August 3, 1871, Anna M., born 
( )ctober 2T^. 1855. daughter of Henry and 
Madaline ( Haultzhausen) Meyers, of Brook- 
lyn, New York. Qiildren : i. George Ryer- 
son, born June 14, 1872; died August 14, 1873. 
2. Emma J., October 5, 1873 ! died August 5, 
1898. 3. Florence May, May 5, 1877; died 
March 19. 1882. 4. Viola K., January 3, 1883; 
married, February 28, 1908, \'ernon E. Royle. 
5. Joseph R., February 9, 1885; died .March 3, 

The Keighley family is an- 
l\ I'" IGi I LE'^' other of the late acf|uisitions 
to this country and to New 
Jer>e\- soil, being represented by only three 
generations, the last of which has still to make 
its name for itself; but the two first genera- 
tions have already left a permanent impress 
on the industries of the state in their chosen 
calling and now enjoy not oidy a local but also 
a national reputation. 

( I ) Charles Keighley, founder of the fam- 
il\', was born in ("ireat Horton, Bradford, York- 
shire, England, June i, 1842, and is now living 
in X'ineland, Cumberland county. New Jersey. 
.\fter receiving his etlucation in Great Horton 
he became an apj^rentice in the shoe factory 
of his grandfather, where he learned his trade. 
.\fter this he went to Bradford to complete 
his term of apprenticeship, and then set up in 
business for himself, conducting a retail boot 
and shoe store successfully until 1870, when he 
accepted an offer to become the agent in Amer- 
ica of Pitt Brothers, of Cleckheaton, York- 
shire, who were introducing into this country 
their circular feed sewing machine. Mr. 
Keighley was so pleased with his experiences 
while here on this work that he subsequently 
returned with his family, and made his home 
in Philadelphia as the regular representative 
of Pitt P.rothers. In 1873 he removed to \''ine- 
land, Cumberland county. New Jersey, and 
tried farming, but after about a year went 
back to his old trade, obtaining a position in a 
shoe factory, which he retained until his em- 
ployers failed in 1873. He then made an agree- 
ment with Hunt ^c Reeves to manufacture 



shiK's for tlieiii at a given price, they supply- 
ing the materials. Beginning with twenty 
workmen, his business grew so that in 1884 he 
erected his present four-story brick factory, 
covering fifty-four thousand square feet of 
superficial area, where he employed four hun- 
dred operatives, with a capacity of two thous- 
and pairs of shoes, both hand and machine 
made, for men, women, misses and children, 
sending his product to all parts of the United 
States. In 1894 he took into partnership with 
himself his two sons, and since then the firm 
name has been Charles Keighley & Sons. Much 
of his success has been due to a number of 
labor-saving devices and machines which he 
has invented and patented, the most important 
of which in his estimation is the automatic 
Ileal burnisher, which enables the work of three 
men to lie done by one. This machine but 
recently he has still further im]irove<l as to 
cajiacity and qualitv of work done. 

To Mr. Keighley is mainly due the pure 
water supply of the town. In 1885 lie obtain- 
ed from the authorities of the borough the 
fr;uichise necessary, and immediately set about 
drilling the wells and building the needed struc- 
tures for the water works. When completed 
he liad put in at the pump station a fire punif) 
so jiowerful that three streams from hydrants 
could be i)layed through the regulation hose 
over any building in the town. He had laid 
some fifteen miles of water mains. This pro- 
ject has now become the Vineland Water 
Works Company, which is now a part of the 
borough e<|uipment. Air. Keighley has not 
only devoted himself to his chosen line of shoe 
manufacturing, but has become interested in 
other enterprises, among which are : The 
manufacture of glass bottles, window glass, 
artificial stone, leather tanning, shoe machinery, 
gold mining in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Ne- 
vada and r.ritish Columbia. In 1898 he etiuip- 
])ed an expedition to search the Peace river 
district of Piritish Columbia for placer gold 
deposits, which was partially successful. He 
has always had a particular fondness for fancy 
farming and stock raising and he hopes 
some day when the arduous duties of active 
business life become less, to retire to an ideal 
spot close to Vineland, where he can devote 
the remainder of his days to his long cherished 
fancies in farm and live stock. To Air. Keigh- 
ley's credit it must be said that he has helped 
many a struggling manufacturer to get on his 
feet and make a success. Mr. Keighley is a 
director of the Tradesmen's Piank of Vine- 
land, For twenty-two years he has been a 

trustee of the First Methodist Episcopal 
Church, and a director of the New Jersey 
Training School for Feeble Minded Children, 
while his wife has served as a member of the 
board of managers of the State Institute for 
I'Veble Minded Women, and on the board of 
lady visitors of the Training School for Feeble 
Minded Children, and for many years presi- 
dent of the Women's Christian Temperance 
L'nion. Charles Keighley married, December 
17, 1863, Martha, daughter of William Parker 
Uottomley, of Great Ilorton, Yorkshire, Eng- 
land. They have had eight children, only two 
of whom reached maturity : W'illiam Bottom- 
ley, and Charles Percv. bi>th of whom are re- 
ferred to below. 

(Ill William Bottomley, eldest son to reach 
maturity of Charles and Martha ( Ijottoniley ) 
Keighley, was born in Pradford, Yorkshire, 
March 31, 1868, and is now living in Vineland. 
New Jersey. For his education he was sent 
to the public schools of \'ineland, and after- 
wards to Pennington .Seminary, where he grad- 
uated with marked honors. He then became 
one of tlie deiiartment foremen in his father's 
factory, and wdien the new firm was formed 
was taken into partnership and he became the 
general manager and buyer of most of the ma- 
terial used, and is now also vice-presiilent of 
the Keighley Company, manufacturers of shoe 
machinery and supplies. He was also interested 
in the Vineland Water Works Company, of 
which he was secretary and treasurer, and 
helped to make that comjiany the success it 
attained. Like his father, he is an inventor, 
and has taken out many patents for improved 
boot and shoe machinery, glass machinery, gold 
washing machinery, rubber tires, etc.. and his 
business ability is of a high order. He is a 
student and close observer in the sciences, espe- 
cially metaphysics as applied to natural phe- 
nomena. He believes that the connng method 
of transportation will be by the air, even for 
carriage of heavy bulky freight and cargoes, 
and that it is possible and probable that we 
will be able to leave New York City at 7 p. m. 
and be in London by 7 p. m. next day, and that 
bv 1920. Besides shoes and shoe machinery he 
is interested in window glass mamifacturing, 
gold mining in Mexico, Nevada, California, 
.Montana and Colorado. In 1898 he headed 
an expedition to the Peace river country in 
search of placer deposits. He predicts that 
British Columbia will be one of the greatest 
mining countries of the world, that its mineral 
wealth is simply marvelous and that it awaits 
only the transportation facilities necessary to 



cause a movement in that direction that will 
eclipse the rush of 1849 to California or the 
rush of 1898 to the Klondyke. He is an ac- 
complished musician, and for eighteen years 
has been chorister and organist of the First 
Methodist Episcopal Church, of Vineland ; he 
organized and led for years a fine concert band. 
Mr. Keighley is a Prohibitionist in politics, and 
a member of Vineland Lodge, No. 69, I'^ree 
and Accepted Alasons, and of Eureka Chapter, 
No. 13, Royal Arch Masons, of Vineland. He 
married, September 11, 1891, Carrie Frances, 
daughter of Rev. George S. Sykes, a Meth- 
odist minister of Pennsylvania ; they have no 

(H) Charles Percy, second child of Charles 
and Martha (Bottomley) Keighley to reach 
maturity, was born in P.radford, Yorkshire, 
England, July 12, 1870, and is now living in 
Vineland. New Jersey. Like his brother, he 
was sent to the Vineland public schools and to 
Pennington Seminary for his education. He 
then took charge of his father's Philadelphia 
office, at 1 1 North Fourth street, where he re- 
mained for the ne.xt three years, when his 
father discontinued the office because he had 
determined to sell direct to the jobbers and the 
retailers. Charles Percy then came to Vine- 
land and took charge of the sales and financial 
department of the business, and also became 
the buyer of the upper leathers. He is now 
secretary and treasurer of the Keithley Com- 
pany. He is a member of the .'Mplia and 
Omega Greek letter fraternity of Pennington 
Seminary, and is also a member of Hobah 
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 
Like his brother, he is a Prohibitionist. He is 
also an inventor and interested in the manu- 
facture of window glass, shoe machinery and 
in mining operations in the west. He has ably 
fillcfl the position of secretary and treasurer 
in a number of large business combinations 
and is very active in business circles. Charles 
Percy Keighley married. September 2, 1891. 
Elizabeth IL. daughter of John \\'. Carson, of 
\'ineland. They have two children: Ilelenc 
Jennings and Marian Holden. 

This family of IMcKees came to 
.McKEF. America from the north of Ire- 
land, and while the McKees of 
that region of country had lived there for many 
generations previous to the last century and 
while some of them perhaj^s had intermarried 
with pure Irish families, they sprung from 
original Scotch ancestors who were famous in 
olden times. 

(I) William McKee, immigrant ancestor of 
the family here treated, was born in the north 
of Ireland, January 13, 1813; died at Paterson, 
New Jersey, I'ebruarj- 19, 1881. He came to 
this country about the year 1830, settling first 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, from whence he re- 
moved up the Hudson river, changing his resi- 
dence from there about the year 1850, settling 
in Paterson, New Jersey, where he spent the 
remainder of his life. He was a stock farmer 
by principal occupation for many years after 
he settled in Hoboken, and is remembered as 
having been much interested in the breeding of 
fine blooded horses. Just how many horses he 
bred for the racing track would be difficult to 
say at this time, but among the many was the 
famous trotter "Judge Fullerton," one of the 
very best horses of his day in the L'nited States. 
The producing of thorough-bred horses gave 
Mr. McKee a wide reputation among genuine 
sportsmen and lovers of fine stock, and in the 
times when track racing was in its infancy he 
was one of the most popular men in the stock 
breeding business. Cpon taking up his resi- 
dence in Paterson, he was proprietor of a 
livery and sales stable which stood in the cen- 
ter of the city on the site now occupied by the 
county courthouse. Mr. McKee married Eliza 
(W'illis) Berdan, born June 22, 1806; died at 
Paterson, January 17, 1876, daughter of John 
and Catherine Willis, and widow of Jacob 
Berdan. Children: i. James Willis, see for- 
ward. 2. Alida, born August 31, 1842; died 
May 14, 1893. 

( II) James Willis, only son of William and 
Eliza (Willis) (Berdan) McKee, was born in 
Hoboken, New Jersey, October 24, 1840; died 
in Paterson, New Jersey, May 4, 1902. He 
was a boy of eleven years when his father 
moved to Paterson, and when old enough to 
work learned the trade of cabinet making, be- 
coming a practical workman, and for many 
years built the cabs for the engines constructed 
at the Cooke Locomotive Works. About the 
beginning of the civil war he became proprietor 
(if a hotel and continued in that business some 
ten or twelve years. In 1872 he became a 
professional singer, and is remembered as one 
of the noted vocalists of his day, a popular 
member of the Tony Pastor company and also 
a favorite under Harrigan and Hart. In 1880 
he was elected a member of the board of free- 
holders of Passaic county, and in 1884 was 
elected sheriff of the county, holding the latter 
office until January i, 1888. He then engaged 
in the undertaking business with his son, Will- 
iam B.. under the firm name of Tames W. Mc- 


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Kcf & Still, and ctMitinued the same until his 
(Icatii. I'or man)' )-ears Mr. McKee was one 
of the most popular citizens of Paterson, and 
few men had a more extended acquaintance 
than he in the entire county. In politics he 
was a strong Republican, but he had also many 
sincere friends in the Democratic party who 
were always ready to support him when he was 
a candidate for public office. He was a prom- 
inent member of New York Lodge, No. i, 
lienevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He 
married, C)ctober 10, 1861, Margaret Bush, 
horn September 22, 1837, daughter of Peter 
and Eliza Ann (W^anamaker) Bush, of Lodi, 
liergen county. New Jersey. Children: i. 
-Mida, born March 25, 1863; died December 4, 
18(13. 2. \\'illiani Bush, July 20, 1864 ; married 
(first) Etta C. Burton, by whom he had one 
child, Alida ; married (second) Josephine Phae- 
lan ; no children. 3. Wood, November 10, 1866 ; 
see forward. 4. Jesse, June 18, 1869; married, 
January 9, i88g, Charles Loman Dooley, born 
.August 3, 1866; one child, Charles Cameron 
Dooley, born December 14, 1899. 5. Eugene 
X'ott, January 25, 1872; died July 3, 1872. 6. 
Walter. June 9, 1877 ; died July 7, 1877. 

( III ) Wood, son of James W^illis and Mar- 
garet (Bush) McKee, was born in the city of 
Paterson, New Jersey, November 10, 1866. 
He received his early education in the public 
schools and Father McManus' Seminary. After 
leaving school he took up the study of law 
with Judge Francis Scott, and in 1888 was 
admitted to practice. For twenty years he has 
been a member of the Passaic county bar, en- 
gaged in active general practice, and in connec- 
tion with professional employments he has 
taken considerable interest in public afifairs, 
always on the Republican side, for Mr. McKee 
is regarded as one of the leaders of that party 
in the city and county. From 1897 to 1899 he 
was a member of the lower house of the state 
legislature, and from 1900 to 1906 occupied 
a seat in the state senate. I^ike his father, Mr. 
McKee is an accomplished vocalist, and is 
basso in the choir of St. Peter's Church, Prot- 
estant Episcopal. He is a thirty-second de- 
gree Mason, member of Ivanhoe Lodge, No 
88, Free and Accepted Masons; Adelphic 
Chapter, No. ^^. Royal Arch Masons ; Terry 
Council, No. 6. Royal and Select Masters; 
Melita Commandery, No. 13, Knights Temp- 
lar; Silk City Conclave, No. 232, Order of 
Heptasophs ; Fabiola Lodge, Knights of 
Pythias; Pioneer Camp, No. 7734, Modern 
Woodmen of .'\merica ; Paterson Lodge, No. 
60, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. 

He also is a member of the Mecca and Hamil- 
ton clubs, of Pater.son. Mr. McKee married 
Alargaret Ayres, born February 22, 1868, died 
May 22, 1908, daughter of James G. and Ellen 
(Watson) .\yres, the former of whom was 
for many years superintendent of the Cooke 
Locomotive Works, of Paterson. Children : 
I. Dorothy, born June 24, 1896. 2. Jessie, July 
3. 1898. 3. Margaret, July 23, 1906. 

The Cook family in America was 
C()()K founded by Francis Cooke, who 
came to Massachusetts in 1620, on 
the "Maytlower," with one child John. His 
wife Esther and children Jacob, Jane and 
Esther came in the ".\nn" in 1623. The name 
was spelled with an "e" until later generations. 
From Xew England descendants of I'rancis 
t'ooke settled in Hunterdon, Monmouth and 
Mercer counties. New Jersey. The Cook fam- 
ily of Trenton is one of the oldest in that city 
or vicinity. Among the archives of New Jer- 
sey is found the following: "1867, Apr. 20 
Ballefield Certificate of Mahlon Stacy and that 
•Vnthony Woodhouse employee of William 
Cook had done his duty in West Jersey." "On 
April 23, 1687, William Cook of Sheffield, Eng- 
land, gave forty acres to Anthony Woodhouse 
yeoman of the First Fourth for his services." 
In Hunterdon county the f(5under of the fam- 
ily retained the final "e" and in Shrewsbury, 
Monmouth county, one Thomas Cooke men- 
tions in his will of December 12, 1698, his wife 
Elizabeth, sons William, Thomas and daugh- 
ter Elizabeth. Henry Cook appears in the 
New Jersey Archives by indenture between 
himself and one Peeps, the same bearing date 
of November I, 1708. This land was one 
hundred acres in what was then Burlington 
county. New Jersey. It is from the Mercer 
county Cooks that Henry Brown Cook, of At- 
lantic City, descends. 

(I) Henry Brown Cook was a leading con- 
tractor and builder, and settled in Atlantic 
City, New Jersey, where in 1872 he built what 
was then a large hotel which he called the 
"Senate House," which he conducted until his 
death, enlarging it in 1879 and again in 189 1. 
He married Rebecca Emmons and they had 
Henry C, deceased ; Joiin J., now living in 
.Atlantic City, Franklin Pierce, see forward, 
and Elizabeth A., married David R. Barrett. 

(II) F'ranklin Pierce, son of Henry Brown 
and Rebecca (Emmons) Cook, was Ixirn in 
IMiiladelphia, Pennsylvania, December 5, 185 1. 
On the death of his father the business of con- 
ducting the hotel devolved ujjon him. In 1897 



the property was again enlarged, the location 
•on the beach front making it a very desirable 
resort for tourists. Air. Cook was a member 
of the Atlantic City common council in 1882, 
.and was three times re-elected. He was pro- 
gressive in his ideas and stood boldly for all 
needed public improvements, lie was a char- 
ter member of Neptune Fire Company, and the 
first to advocate the use of horses by the fire 
department, and had a great deal to do with 
making the "IJoard Walk," a steel elevated 
structure, lie was a member of the board of 
water commissioners in 1895. Many of the 
attractive features of Atlantic City were either 
introduced or chamj)ioned by Mr. Cook. He 
married Sally S. liarrett, born on Long Island, 
New York, daughter of David R., Sr., and 
Lydia ( Naylor) liarrett. Lydia Naylor's 
mother was Marion Jackson, a daughter of 
Major William Luke Jackson, who served on 
the staff of General Washington during the 
revolution, and served as private secretary to 
President Washington in first term. Major 
Jackson's wife was Elizabeth Willing. The 
children of Franklin P. and Sally S. (Barrett) 
Cook are: i. Harry Brown, see forward. 2. 
Rebecca E., born in 1879; married Leonard 
D. Alger, born in Burlington county. New Jer- 
sey. 3. Benjamin Harrison, born in 1881. 4. 
Howell E., born in 1886. The brothers are 
owners and proprietors of the "Seaside House," 
Atlantic City, which they conduct under the 
name of F. P. Cook's Sons. They are the 
third generation in the business, and comprise 
the oldest hotel family in the city. The "Sea- 
side" was established in 1870 and rebuilt in 
1900. situated at the sea end of Pennsylvania 
avenue, Atlantic City's most fashionable thor- 
oughfare, facing the ocean, and clirectly over- 
looking the "Pioard Walk" and famous steel 
])iiT, and is open all the year. 

(Ill) 1 larry Brown, son of Franklin Pierce 
and Sally S. ( Barrett) Cook, was born in Phil- 
adel])hia, I'ennsylvania, March 27, 1873. He 
attended the .Atlantic City schools and Prick- 
etts Business College at Philadelphia. He was 
taught the hotel business by his father who 
early took him into his employ, and has proved 
a worthy successor to the two generations of 
hotel jiroprietors who preceded him. Air. 
Cook is a member of the .Atlantic City Yacht 
and Country clubs, and vice-president of the 
Hotel Alen's .Association. He married Hancie 
.A., burn in Philadel])hia. in 1877, daughter of 
Tho!nas Irwin, formerly a resident of Phila- 
delphia, now of .'Atlantic City. Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry B. Cook are the parents of two children. 

F"ranklin Pierce (2), born October 4, 1902, 
and Ellen Irwin, bom June 18, 1905. 

The Twinings of Twining be- 
'JA\T.\ING longed to the race which was 

English before William the 
Conijueror arrived, and the home from which 
they sprang is in the county of Gloucester. 
Prior to the Sa.xon invasion under Cuthwrin 
in 577, there is no mention of the name, the 
patronymic originating at that time. Twyning 
Manor dates from the time of King Edward I, 
and from that day on we find the name spelt in 
some fourteen or fifteen different ways in the 
recortls. especially in Tewkesbury, Pershore 
and Evesham. Among the prominent members 
of the family was Richard, 1472, monk of 
Tewkesbury Abbey: John, lord abbott, of 
Winchcombe, 1474 ; Thomas, monk of Tewkes- 
bury, 1539, and from that day to the present 
a continuous line of leading and prominent 
ecclesiastics in the English church. In other 
branches of life, Daniel, 1853, was rector of 
Stilton Hunts; FZlizabeth, 1805-89, his daugh- 
ter, was celebrated botonist and philanthropist ; 
I'Vank Theed Twining, 1848-83, was a famous 
physician. The family is also prominent in 
Wales and in Nova Scotia. 

( I ) \\'illiam Twining, founder of the fam- 
ily in .America, came to this country before 
June I, 1641, when his name is found in the 
court records of the Plymouth Colony in a case 
I if trespassing regarding certain lines. He was 
then a resident of Yarmouth, some thirty miles 
southeast of Plymouth, and incorporated as a 
tiiwn in 1639. His daughter Isabel was mar- 
ried there the same date, and his first wife was 
then living. In 1643 he is included in the list 
of those able to bear arms at A'armouth, and 
for the next two years the records rank him 
anuing the militia, consisting of fifty soldiers, 
to each of whom was given on going forth, 
one pound of ])owder, three pounds of bullets, 
and one pound of tobacco. In 1645 he was 
one of the five soldiers to send out against the 
Narragansetts. Soon after this he removed 
to Nauset, now Eastham, Barnstable county, 
Alassachusetts ; in this latter place he was 
chosen constable June 5, 1651 ; May 13, 1654. 
he was granted two acres of meadow, "lying 
at head of Great Namshaket." In 1655 his 
name is included in the list of twenty-nine 
legal voters of Freemen in the town. The 
same records show several parcels of land were 
granted to him at Rock Harbor, Poche, and 
other localities on the Cape. He appears to 
have residefl in Poche. "on the east side of the 



town Cove, on the lot containing two and onu- 
half acres, lying next the Cove." lie died here 
April 15, 1659. That he was a man of more 
than ordinary character is shown by the title 
of Mister affixed to his name in the early 
records, a distinction given to but few men, 
even thongh they were men of snbstance. In 
1652 he married Anna DoaAie, who died Feb- 
ruary zj, 1680. She may have been a sister to 
Deacon John Doame, 1590-1685, who came tt) 
Plymouth 1621, and Eastham, 1645. Children 
so far as known, by his first wife, born in Eng- 
land: I. Isaliel, died in Yarmouth, May i(), 
1706; married I'rancis Baker, and immigrated 
with her husband in the "Planter," 1635 ; eight 
children. 2. William, referred to below. 

(II) William (2), son of William (i) 
Twining', was born about 1625, jirohably in 
England, and was therefore but a boy when he 
came over with his father. He is first men- 
tioned in the records when he married, at East- 
ham. In 1652 he was admitted and sworn, 
and from this date to 1671 his name occurs 
four times as one of the grand jury. As earl\ 
as 1677 he was a deacon of the Eastham 
church, and is alluded to as Deacon Twining 
as late as i()8i. He deeds land at Bound 
Brook in Yarmouth, 1669, and two years later 
sells Thomas Dagget one hundred acres at 
Mama Kasset. In 1659 the town of Eastham 
granted him three and one-half acres which 
had formerly belonged to Joshua Cooke. He 
also hacl lands at Billingate and several other 
places in Barnstable county. The last occurrence 
of his name in the Eastham records is in 1695, 
when he and his son William were nimierated 
among the legal voters of the town. Previou> 
to this date his religious views underwent a 
radical change and he became a member of 
the Society of I'Viends. The circumstances of 
this change are unknown, and the monthly 
meeting with which he united is not on record. 
With the change of creed, however, came also 
a change of habitation in order that he might 
enjoy the jjcaceful fruits of a peaceful religion. 
We therefore find him and his son Stephen 
locating in the new province of Pennsylvania. 
Up to this date ( 1695) the family had remauied 
intact and this was the first division. William 
Twining, Jr., located at Xewtown, lUicks cutui- 
ty, Pennsylvania, and his name first appears in 
1699 u])on the Middletown monthly meeting 
record, together with that of his son Stejihen, in 
a discussion against selling rum or strong drink 
to the Indians, In 1703 the records state a 
marriage was held at his house. He died No- 
vember 4. 1703, and his will, after being liwt 

>ight III inr one humlred and eighty years, was 
found in 1885 in the register's office in Phila- 
delphia. William Twining married Elizabeth, 
(laughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Ring) 
Deane, wlio died December 28, 1708. Chil- 
dren: ]. Elizabeth, died March lo, 1725; 
married John Rogers, of Alayflower descent ; 
eight children. 2. Ann, died September 1, 
J(^i75; married Thomas jjills; two children. 

3. Susanna, born January 25, 1654 ; died young, 

4. William, referred to below. 5. Mehitable, 
supposed to have marrietl Daniel Doalne. 6. 
Joanna, born May 30, 1657; died ^une 4, 
1723; married Thomas liills, widower of her 
sister .\nna. 7. .Stejiheu, l'"el)ruary 6, i'>59; 
married .\bigail Young. 

( HI) William (3), .son of William (2) and 
l'".lizabeth 'Deane) Twining, born January 25, 
1(154; died January 23, 1734. \"ery little is 
known about him. He seems to have remained 
behind when his father and one brother re- 
mn\eil to Pennsylvania, and to have devoted 
the eighty years nf his life to the tilling of his 
land, in which he was eminently successfvil. 
He was also a mechanic. His descendants, 
while not so numerous as those of his brother 
Stephen, are characterized as a people of note, 
refinement, and success in life. Many of them 
have lilleil the higher aveiuies of life. He 
married, March 21, 1(181;, Ruth, burn 1668, 
died after 1735, daughter nf John and Ruth 
(Snow) Cole, a Maytlower descendant through 
a line nf ])rominent Cape Cod families. Chil- 
dren : I. Elizabeth, born .August 25, 1690; 
married Joseijh Merrick, Jr. 2. Thankful, 
January n, 1(197; died August 28, 1779; mar- 
ried, April. 1719, Jiiuathan Mayo; twelve chil- 
lien. 3. Ruth, August i"], 1699; married, Oc- 
tnber, 1711), Joshua Higgins, Jr.; eleven chil- 
dren. 4. Hannah, A])ril 2, 1702; married. 
Jiuie 12, 1731. David ^'oung, jiossibly also 
(second) "Drathaneal Snow, Jr. 5. William, 
referred to' below. 6. Barnabus, September 29, 
1705; married Hannah Sweet. 7. Mercy, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1708; married David Higgins; six 

( l\) William (4), son of William (3) and 
Ruth (Cole) Twining, born September 2, 1704, 
dill! .Vovember 17, 1769, becoming, according 
to trailition, a practitioner of law in Orleans. 
His will was made and ])rol)ated the year of 
his death. He married Apphia Eewis, Febru- 
ary 21, 1728, and she was living in 1776. Chil- 
dren: I. .Abigail, born December 28, 1730; 
died before 1769; married Joscjih Rogers; one 
daughter. 2. Thomas, referred to below. 3. 
Rutli, December 30, T73('i; died before 1769. 



4. William. 1739 to 1759, gravestone at Or- 
leans. 5. Elijah, November 4, 1724, to Octo- 
ber 2, 1802; married Lois Rogers; nine chil- 
dren. 6. Eleazer, 1744 to 1762, gravestone at 

(V) Thomas, son of William (4) and Ap- 
phia (Lewis) Twining, was born July 5, 1733, 
and died April 23, 18 16. That he was a man 
of more than ordinary prominence and ability 
is fidly borne ont by the Orleans church and 
town records. Fifty years of his life were 
spent in the callings of farmer and carpenter. 
In 1758 he served as corporal in the French 
and Indian wars. In 1783 he sold his home- 
stead located just south of the present Uni- 
versity Church to Simeon Higgins, and with 
his brother Elijah removed to Tolland, later 
called Grandille, Massachusetts, where they 
purchased an extensive tract of land upon 
which their remaining days were spent. In 
1797 the Tolland Congregational Church wai 
organized, and Thomas Twining was chosen 
its first deacon. The house which he built at 
Tolland is still standing in good condition and 
shows that Deacon Twining was a good car- 
penter and selected the most durable material 
out of his forests. As late as 1793 he sold 
his remaining salt water and meadow lands on 
Pleasant Bay. The gravestones of himself and 
his brother Elijah are still standing in the 
Twining cemetery. He married (first) Alice 
Mayo, January 17, 1766, (second) Anna, 
daughter of Isaac Cole, October 24, 1765, who 
was born December 3, 1740, died October 12, 
1828. It is traditionally claimed that she was 
a Doane. Children, all by second wife: i. 
.Stephen, referred to below. 2. William, born 
December 14, 1769; died November 22, 1842; 
lived in his father's house at Tolland ; married 
Rebecca Brown ; ten children. 3. Alice, Feb- 
ruary 6, 1772, to 1846; married James Gra- 
ham; one child. 4. Apphia, 1774 to 1843; 
married Chauncey B. Fowler; seven children. 

5. Anna, 1777, December 23, 1861, married 
Colonel Joseph Wolcott. 

(VI) Stephen, son of Thomas and Anna 
(Cole) Twining, was born .September 28, 1767, 
and died December 18, 1832. He graduated 
from Vale L'niversity in 1795, and for many 
years was steward and treasurer of the col- 
lege. His profession was that of a lawyer. 
From 1809 to 1832 he was a deacon of the 
First Congregational Church of New Haven. 
The following anecdote is related of him : 
"After .Stephen, who was much more disposed 
to work with his head then with his hands, 
went to Yale College, the old man and his son 

W illiam were ploughing with a yoke of oxen, 
one of which was rather inclined to reflection 
than to action. The old man, quite out of pa- 
tience, finally exclaimed, "What can we do with 
that lazy off ox?' 'Send him to college,' was 
the prompt reply." His tombstone in the New 
Haven cemetery bears the inscription, "He 
feared God." His descendants, though not a 
lumierous body, have excelled in the higher 
avocations and the leading professions. Octo- 
ber 2, 1800, Stephen Twining married Almira, 
daughter of Alexander and Margaret Catlin, 
who was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, Au- 
gust 24, 1777, and died in New Haven, May 
30, 1846. Children: i. Alexander Catlin, re- 
ferred to below. 2. William, born December 
9, 1805; died June 5, 1844; of him and his 
brother Alexander Catlin it is said they were 
men of "strong and cultured minds, and of 
perfectly balanced characters. They were 
always physically vigorous." William Twin- 
ing married Margaret Eliza, daughter of 
Horace and Catharine (Thorn) Johnson; eight 
children. 3. Mary Pierce, July 26, 1809, to 
March 16, 1879; "a man of great energy, op- 
portunity, and executive ability, an active 
leader in New Haven charitable societies. 4. 
Helen Almira, April 4, 1812; married Sea- 
grove W. Alagill ; one child. 5. Julia Webster, 
February 11, 1814, July 8, 1893. 6. Ann Lor- 
ing, November 19, 1816, to February 21, 1897; 
married James Hadler ; she was mother of 
Arthur Twining Hadler, president of Vale 
L'niversity. 7. Almira, died young. 

(VII) Alexander Catlin, son of Stephen 
and Almira (Catlin) Twining, was born in 
New Haven, Contiecticut, July 5, i8or, and 
died November 22, 1884. He graduated from 
Yale Ll^niversity in 1820. He was a civil 
engineer, and a classmate of President Woolsey 
and Rev. Leonard Bacon, D. D., and an asso- 
ciate of Professors Silliman and Olmsted in 
scientific observation. Yale University con- 
ferred on him the degree of LL. D. ; from 
1856 to 1882 he was a deacon in the first Con- 
gregational Church. When he died the New 
York Independent said of him: "The death 
of Professor A. C. Twining ends a long life 
of varied and brilliant achievements, and 
which was even richer and more brilliant in 
richness and fruitfulness of christian character. 
Professor Twining is known among astron- 
omers as the author of the 'Cosmic Theory of 
the Meteors.' As a civil engineer he was en- 
gaged as chief or controlling engineer of every 
line running out of New Haven ; on the north- 
east roads through V'ermont ; on the Lake 



Shore, the Cleveland, Colunihus, Pittsburgh, 
and various roads out of Chicago, incluiling 
the Rock Island and old Milwaukee line. As 
an inventor he pioneered to a successful result 
the industrial manufacture of artificial ice. For 
nine years he served as professor of mathe- 
matics and astronomy in Middlebury school, 
and while then residing in \'ermont was active 
in the temperance reform, into which he enter- 
ed with energy as chairman of the State Tem- 
jierence Committee. In political matters he 
took deep interest as one of the promoters of 
the original movement which issued in the 
foundation of the Republican party. He was 
one of the projectors of the famous 'Comiecti- 
cut' letter to President LUichanan. He was 
deeply interested in constitutional questions, 
and reached the highest point in his lectures 
on the Constitution of the United States in 
Vale Law School. In questions of theology 
and philosophy he was at home, and discussed 
them with bold figure and subtle ingenuity to 
his friends. The beauty of his face and head 
and striking and winning courtesy of his man- 
ner, the simplicity of his christian character, 
mafle a lasting impression, and while few that 
met him even casually have failed to notice 
that to him it was given to invite and receive 
tlie spiritual confidence of others and to give 
them solid and permanent assistance, and 
where there are few to attempt it, and still 
fewer to succeed." 

March 2, 1829, Alexander Caplin Twining 
married Harriet Kinsley, of West Point, New 
York, who died in 1871. Children: I. Kins- 
ley, referred to below. 2. Harriet Anna, born 
December 27, 1833, died February 23, 1896. 
3. Theodore W'oolsey, September 4, 1835, to 
August 14, 1864; graduate of Yale, academic 
1859, law 1862; paymaster U. S. N. ; died of 
yellow fever on board U. S. S. "Robuck" at 
Tampa Bay, Florida. 4. Sutherland Doug- 
lass (twin with Theodore W.), Yale Medical 
School, 1864: surgeon U. S. .A. at Baltimore 
and Alexandria, Virginia ; prominent physi- 
cian of Chicago; married Gertrude Tenny, 
who died without issue, 1880. 5. Sarah Julia, 
November 9, 1837: living unmarried. New 
Haven, Connecticut. 6. Mary Almira, April 
23, 1840; living New Haven, Connecticut; 
married A. D. Gridley, who died without issue, 
1876. 7. Eliza Kinsley, June 19, 1843; """ 

(VIII) Kinsley, eldest child of .Mcxander 
Catlin and Harriet (Kinsley) Twining, was 
born at West Point, New York, July 18, 1832. 
He graduated from Yale University in the 

class of 1853, ^"'^1 was prepared for the min- 
istry at Andover Theological Seminary, from 
which he graduated in 1856. He then became 
licensed as a Congregational minister, and from 
1859 to 1876 was a clergyman of that denomi- 
nation. h"or two years after this he traveled 
abroad, and on his return to this country in 
1S78 he became the literary editor of the New 
N'ork Indc[<i-ndcnt. which position he retauied 
until i8<>S, when he undertook the editorship 
of the ISzangclist. Yale University gave him 
the degree of D. D., and Hamilton College that 
nf L. II. D. He died in the fall of 190 1. Dr. 
Twining was a man of remarkable gifts, both 
intellectual and spiritual, and the range of his 
learning was exceedingl)- wide. On all ques- 
tions of an educational, philosoj)hical, theolog- 
ical and sociological character, he had positive 
convictions and well developed ideas for prac- 
tical reform. He was a man who won and re- 
tained strong friendship among a wide circle 
of acquaintances, and his social gifts were 
])roverbial. June 3, 1861, he married (first) 
Mary K. Plunkett, who died in 1864, without 
issue; (second), August 25, 1870, Mary Ellen, 
horn at Clinton, New York, March 30, 1844, 
daughter of .Amos Delos Gridley. Children: 
I. ICdith de Gueldry, born September 23, 1872; 
married, September 9, 1903, vice-chancellor 
I'rederick William Stevens. 2. Alice Kinsley, 
born September 27, 1877 ; married. May 4, 
1904, Eloit, of New Haven, Connecticut, son 
of Judge Watrous, and grandson of Governor 
Dutton. of Connecticut, 3. Kinsley, referred 
tn below. 

(IX) Kinsley (2), only son of Kinsley (i) 
and Mary Ellen (Gridley) Twining, was born 
in i'rovidence, Rhode Island, September 9, 
1879, and is now living in Morristown, New 
Jersey, lie was prepared for college at the 
I'hillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, 
and entering Yale University, graduated there- 
from in the class of 1901. He studied law in 
Cornell University Law School and the Yale 
University Law School, after which he enter- 
ed the law office of Messrs. Lindabury, Depue 
& Faulks, in Newark, where he studied for 
eighteen months longer, and was admitted to 
the New Jersey bar in November, 1905. Soon 
after this he formed a legal co-partnership 
which continued for two and one-half years, 
and was succeeded by his present alliance as 
a member of the firm of Lindabury, Depue & 
h'aulks. In politics Mr. Twining is a Repub- 
lican. For some time he has been one of the 
alderman of Morristown, and is now serving 
his second term in that office. He is a member 



of the- Alpha Delta I'hi fraternity, the Wolf's 
Head, and the Phi Delta I'hi fraternit\- ; the 
Morristown Field Club ; the Vale Club ; the 
Morristown Club, and tlie Morris County Golf 
Club. He is a member of the First F'resby- 
terian Church of Morristown. 

The family here made the subject 
\\'.\kl) of consideration is that which is 
descended from one of five immi- 
grant brothers — Ichabod, Pelatiah, Ebenezer, 
John and Xathan Ward — who in an early day 
sailed to America and were among the earl\ 
but not the earliest planters in New Fuigland. 
It is with the family and descendants of 
Pelatiah Ward that we have particularly tn 
deal in this narrative. 

( I ) Pelatiah Ward, immigrant, was born 
December i6, 1689. and on coming to this 
country with his four brothers settled in the 
colony of Massachusetts Bay. where his subse- 
t|ucnt life was spent and where he died. He 
married at Killingworth, Connecticut. Decem- 
ber 20, 1723, Jerusha Kelsey, and bad children. 
(II) Captain Ichabod. son of Pelatiah and 
Jerusha (Kelsey) \\'ard, was born in Killing- 
worth. Connecticut, 1743, died in Dover, 
Dutchess county. New York, December 20, 
1822. lie is understood to have lived at one 
time in - Massachusetts and subsequently re- 
moved to Rhode Island. Still later he removed 
to New York state and took up his residence 
in Dutchess county, where he was a substantial 
farmer. During the revolution he was captain 
of a com])any in the Third Regiment of Dutch- 
ess county militia, of which regiment Colonel 
John Field and Colonel Andrew Morehouse 
were commanding officers. His wife was Me- 
hitalile Marcy, daughter of Ebenezer and Mar- 
tha ( Nicholson) Marcy, of Dover. Dutchess 
county. (See Marcy. 11). Children: 1. 
(iriffin, married and had four children: John, 
married a daughter of Jacob Carhart ; Spencer, 
married Patty Soule ; Annie, married a Tra- 
vers : and Mehitable, married William Lee. 2. 
Pelatiah. born 1770, died November 2, 1830: 
lived in Dover, New York, and was a farmer 
and drover: married. February 27, 1791, Annie 
.Soule. born September 24, 1774, died July 20, 
1840. daughter of Ichabod Soule, and by her 
had five children: Henry, married .\lmeda 
Peanlsley : Ira; Edward P.; (Iriffin: Sarah, 
married Myron Preston. 3. Ichabod. a farmer ; 
married Rachel Hurd. and had one son. Myron. 
4. Iose])h. a farmer: married Eliza Martin, and 
had chililren : Pliebe Marilla. married Reuben 
Chajtman : Newton and .\lfred, twins; Eliza, 

married a Flower: Sallie, married a Sweet; 
and Hetty, married a Pool. 5. Ebenezer, a 
farmer ; married .\bba Sheldon, daughter of 
-Agrippa Sheldon, and by her had children: 
Waldo, Amanda, Lodesca, Ebenezer, Polly, 
Henry and Oneida. 6. John, a farmer; mar- 
ried Cynthia Cyher. and had one son, (Griffin. 
7. Jerusha, married Reuben Worcester and 
liad children : Peter, Ichabod, William, Oliver 
and Hannah Worcester. 8. Mehitable, married 
Edmund \arney, a farmer, and had children : 
Alfred. John, Milton. .-\nn, Almeda, Clarinda 
and Frances \'arney. 9. Polly, married Daniel 
Cutler, a farmer, ancl had children : John, 
l-'anny, I'llma, Jane, (Jeorge, Ward and Amor 

(Ill) One of the sons of Ca])tain Ichabod 
and Mehitable ( Marcy) Ward constitutes the 
third generation of the family in the line here 
considered, but the somewhat meagre records 
give us no clear light as to which of them was 
father of the John M. Ward mentioned in the 
ne.xt paragraph. 

(I\') John M., grandson of Captain Icha- 
bod and Mehitable (Marcy) Ward, was born 
in Dover. Dutchess county. New York, and 
was one of the several Wards who were among 
the early settlers in the Wyoming valley in 
Pennsylvania, in what then was Luzerne coun- 
ty but now is Wyoming county. He lived at 
Tunkhannock and was one of the most enter- 
prising men of that region, having engaged in 
canal construction and other extensive opera- 
tions, all of which brought him large wealth 
for his time. The period of his life is not 
known, and one account has it that he married 
a daughter of Governor William Earned 
Marcy, of New York, and by her had sons 
John. Charles. Walsingham Griffin (born 
Dover IMain, Dutchess county, New York), 
and Zebulon Marcy, and daughters Cynthia. 
Mary and Cleopatra. 

( \ ) Captain and Judge Zebulon Marcx 

Ward, son of John M. and (Marcy) 

Ward, was born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming 
county, Pennsylvania.. February 17, 1837, died 
at Paterson, New Jersey. April 17, 1904. After 
receiving his early education in public schools 
he went to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and studied 
law under the instruction of his elder brother. 
Judge Walsingham Griffin Ward. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Luzerne county. August 
17. 1863. and afterward for some time prac- 
ticed in partnership with his brother. During 
the civil war he took a loyal and active part in 
raising Company E, Eleventh Pennsylvania 
Infantrj', was chosen and commissioned its 



captain and remained in service for tliree years, 
dnring the ])eriod of his enhstnient. After the 
war he returned to Scranton and resumed law 
practice, hut in the course of the next few 
years his health became so greatly impaired 
that on the advice of his physician he was 
induced to change his place of residence from 
Scranton to Paterson, in this state. In the 
latter city he occupied a position of enviable 
prominence in jjrofessional and social circles, 
and while he never courted public office he 
.served several years as counsel to the board 
of chosen freeholders of Passaic county and 
also for several years held the ofTice of county 
surrogate. Captain Ward married Kate E., 
daughter of John Taylor Smith, a descendanl 
of the old .Smith family who once owned the 
historic mansion house near Haverstraw. .\e\\ 
York, in which .^ndre and Arnold held their 
secret treasonable conferences. Captain and 
Mrs. ^\'ard had two children, Lou E., born 
March 22. 1878, wife of Edmund G. Stalter 
of Paterson, and John M. W. Ward, also of 

(\T) John Marcy l>urnoise. son of Ca])tain 
Zel;ulon Marcy and Kate E. (Smith) Ward, 
was born in Paterson, New Jersey, December 
16, 1880. He acquired his earlier literary 
education in private schools in that city, and 
afterward took a college preparatory course 
in New York and then entered Columbia Col- 
lege, where he was a student for some time, 
but because of a physical injury he was com- 
pelled to abandon the idea of completing liis 
collegiate education. He then matriculated at 
the New York Law School, completed the 
course of that institution, and in 1901 was ad- 
mitted to ])ractice in the courts of this state ; 
in 1906 he was admitted member of the su- 
preme court of the United States. Having 
come to the bar, Mr. \Vard began his pro- 
fessional career in Paterson in partnershij) 
with his father, which relation was maintained 
until Captain Ward's death. Soon afterward 
he became law partner with Peter J. Mc- 
Ciiiuiis, and since that time he has been en- 
gaged in active and general practice and has 
attained an enviable standing at the bar of the 
courts and also in all professional circles in 
Pa.s.saic county. His jiractice includes both 
civil and criminal cases, and on the criminal 
side of the courts he has been retained as coun- 
sel in some of the most important cases i^rc- 
sented to the attention of the courts in recent 
years. He was one of the active counsel for 
the prisoner in the famous ]\Iustol murder trial 
and alsii at tlie trial of Luigi (lalleani, the 

noted This last case (the Mustol) 
was more remarkable from the fact that it 
marked the second occasion in the history of 
Passaic county criminal trials in which the 
attorney general of the state was called to 
assist in the prosecution of the accused crimi- 
nal. Mr. \Vard is a Mason, member of Benev- 
olent Lodge, No. 45, I">ee and Accepted 
Masons; Court I'.lacks'tone Order of Fore.sters 
of .America, Council Lafayette, Royal Ar- 
canum, of Paterson; the f)ritani Field Club, 
the North Jersey Country Club, and of the 
Hackensack Golf Club. On May 14, 1902, he 
married Clara \'. \'ander Burgh, of Hacken- 
sack, born March 30, 1881, daughter of Harry 
Sargeant and Cora ( \ander Pick) Vander 
Burgh, and has one child. John Zebulon Marcy 
Ward. liMrn September 22. 11J03 

(The .Marcy Liiio). 

De Marcy, or simply Marcy, is a surname 
now (juite common in France and in its col- 
onies. It appears to have come into Normandy 
with Rollo, A. D., 912; thence it went into 
ICngland with William the Conqueror, .A. D., 
1068, and became very common in Cheshire, 
where it is now quite generally written as 
Massey or Massie. .As Massey the name is 
frequently found in the English and Irish peer- 
age. ,\s evidence that the name in its present 
form was known early in iMigland it may be 
said that in "The Patents of King John," A. D. 
1208. there is found the name of Radus de 
.\larc\ . 

There are two families of the .Marcy sur- 
name in tliis country. One of these families 
is descended from John Marcy. of whom the 
first notice appears in Elliot's church record 
in Roxbury, Alassachusetts, as follows: "John 
.Marcy took the Covenant March 7, 1685." 
.\mong his descendants are the late secretary 
(jf state and governor of New ^'ork, William 
Earned Marcy, of whom mention is luade in 
.•1 later part (jf this narr.ative ; ,also ( leneral 
K.mddlph I'l. .Marcy and Dr. I'lrastus 1{. Marcv 
so well known to our history and literature 
The other family is rejiresented by Hon. Daniel 
Marcw of Portsmouth, New llam|)shire, and 
of Peter .Marcy, of New Orleans, and his de- 
scendants. The father of the late Daniel and 
Peter Marcy came to this country a few years 
previous to 1800, from the island of Marie 
r,alante. West Indies; their grandfather went 
til that island from France. 

( I ) John Marcy was son dt the high sherift 
of Limerick, Irelan<l. lie was bm-n about the 
year 1662, joined F.llii.t's chinch in IvLNlinry 



in i()85, and in April, i(i8(), with several others. 
tut)k possession of Qnatosell (Woodstock, 
Coimecticnt), granted in 1663 by the colony 
of Massachusetts to the town of Roxbury. 
lie married Sarah Hadlock, daughter of 
James and Sarah (Draper) Fladlock, of Rox- 
bury. She was born December 16, 1670, and 
died May g, 1743. John Marcy died Decem- 
ber 23, 1724. aged sixty-two years. Children: 

I. Anna, born Ro.xbury, October 11, 1687. 2. 
John, November 17, 1689. 3. James, February 
26, 1691. 4. Edward, June 28, 1695. 5. Jo- 
seph, September 18, 1697. 6. Benjamin, March 

II, 1699. 7. Moses, April 18, 1702, see for- 
ward. 8. Samuel, July 28, 1704. 9. Sarah. 
F'ebruary 8, 1707. 10. Ebenezer, June 6, 1709. 
see forward. II. Elizabeth, November 8, 171 1. 

(II) Colonel Moses, son of John and Sarah 
(Hadlock) Marcy, was born April 18, 1702, 
died October 9, 1779, "leaving an honorable- 
name, a large estate, and a numerous family." 
In 1732 he removed to Sturbridge, Massachu- 
setts, where he became "the principal man in 
the colony." He was the first incumbent of 
the office of justice of the ])eace, the first 
representative from that town to the general 
court, ami was moderator of seventy town 
meetings. During the l-'rench and Indian wars 
he fitted out soldiers for the army at his own 
expense, but afterward was remunerated by 
the town. In 1752, at a meeting of the church 
to compromise with the "separatists," Moses 
Marcy was moderator, and the historian speaks 
of the "excellent sjiirit displayed by the ex- 
cellent and venerable moderator." In 1723 he 
married Prudence ]\Iorris, and according to 
the best information obtainable, although the 
records are quite imjierfect, they are believed 
to have had eight children: i. Alary, married 
Westbrook Remington. 2. Alartha, married 
Cershom Plympton. 3. Miriam, married Tim- 
othy Newell. 4. Daniel, married Hannah 
Morris. 5. ^ Mehitable, married Jonathan 
Newell. 6. Martha, married Jared Freeman. 
7. Jedediah, see forward. 8. T'.lijah, married 
— '- Stacy. 

(II) Ebenezer, son of John and Sarah 
(Hadlock) Alarcy, was born in Woodstock, 
Connecticut, June 6, 1709, died in Dover. 
Dutchess county. New York, December 10, 
180S. He was a farmer in Dover and lived 
to attain the remarkable age of almost one 
hundred years. He married, July 23, 1738, 
Martha Nicholson; children: i. Mehitable, 
married Captain Ichabod Ward (see Ward, 
II). 2. Dolly, married a Hodgkis. 3. Jerusha, 
married a Connit. 4. Griffin. 5. Josejih. never 

married. (>. libenezer, married Martha Spen- 
cer. 7. Zebulon, married Jerusha Conet. 8. 
Sarah, married a .Marcy. 9. .Ambrose L. 10. 

(Ill) Jedetliah, son of Colonel Moses and 
I'nulence (Morris) Marcy, lived and died in 
the town of Dudley, Massachusetts. He mar- 
ried Mary Healy, of Dudley; children: I. 
Joseph, born October 21, 1749, died October 
^5' 1779- 2. Jedediah, July 23, 1751, died 
January 20, 1756. 3. Jedediah, July 26, 1756, 
see forward. 4. Mary, January 19, 1760. 5. 
Rhoda. .Ma\- 4. 1762. fi. Daniel, April 27, 

tl\ I Jedediah 12), son of Jedediah (i) 
and .Mary ( lleah) Marcy, was born July 26, 
1750, (lied .\ugust 14. 181 1. Fle married, 
.March i, 1782, Ruth Earned; children: i. 
Rhoda, born August 21, 1783; married Steven 
Healy. 2. Joseph, June 10, 1784; married 
.\bigail Shumway. 3. William Earned, De- 
cemljer 12, 1786, see forward. 4. Hannah, 
January 14. 1789. 5. Jedediah, October 19. 
1791 ; married Esther Healy. 6. Caroline, Oc- 
tober IT, 1798, died in 1802 

( \ I William Earned, son of Jedediah (2) 
and Ruth I Earned) Marcy, was born Decem- 
ber 12, 1786, died July 4, 1857. He graduated 
from lirown I'niversity, [808; recorder, city 
(jf Troy. New York, 1816; adjutant general, 
1821; state comptroller, 1823; justice of the 
'supreme court. 1829 ; senator in congress, 1831 ; 
governor of New York, 1833-39; secretary of 
war, 1845-49; secretary of state, 1853-57. He 
married ( first ) Dolly Newell ; (second) Cor- 
nelia Knower. 

.Vbout the year 1700, or prob- 
ZEEEEY ably between 1700 and 1715, 
there migrated from the district 
of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England, two 
men and four women bearing the surname of 
Zelley. One of these women was the mother 
of the other five of that name: John, Daniel, 
Martha, Rachel and Sarah. 

The records of Philadelphia Monthly Meet- 
ing of Friends discloses that when her son 
John was married 6 mo. 13. 1713, to Margaret 
Howell, "the young man's mother was present 
and consenting." Burlington Alonthly j\Ieet- 
ing of Friends in New Jersey in recording the 
marriage of Rachel Zelley to Francis Smith, 
10 mo. 12, 1728, mentions Rachel as the daugh- 
ter of Martha Dexon. This being the case the 
mother must have been a widowed woman and 
remarried, but no record can be found of the 
occasion. Nailsworth Montblv Meeting of 



England reports the burial of Daniel Zelley 
10 mo. 16, 171 1. Philadelphia Monthly Meet- 
ing of Friends possesses a copy of the certifi- 
cate of the removal of membership of Martha 
Zelley from Xailsworth Monthly Meeting, 
England, addressed "to the friends and 
brethren of Pennsylvania or Jersey where 
these may come," dated 12 mo. 9, 17 1 2, as 
follows: "The bearer hereof Martha Zealey 
having a brother in your jjarts who by invita- 
tion hath induced her to come to him where- 
fore she desired a certificate from us." 

These records conclusively show that Daniel 
and Martha Zelley were the parents of five 
children, at least, at Xailsworth, Gloucester- 
shire, England, and we find them as witnesse> 
to each others marriages in Philadelphia and 
I'.urlington in this country from 171,^ to 1728. 
That Daniel died in Xailsworth and that his 
widow came to America some time thereafter 
and remarried, and that some of his children 
if not all came to America prior to his death. 
The daughter Martha must have died single as 
we find no record of her marriage. Sarah 
married Thomas Antrum at Burlington Month- 
ly Meeting, 3 mo. 1715. John Zelley and Mar- 
garet Howell had a daughter who was Ijuried 

6 mo. 16, 1714, and John himself was buried 

7 mo. 21, 1714, thus showing that he died 
without leaving a descendant. His widow Mar- 
garet later married Daniel Thomas, of .\biiig- 
ton, Pennsylvania. 

The remaining child Daniel, the prugenitor 
of all bearing the surname Zelley in .\merica. 
married. 9 mo. 1723. Damaris Putcher at Rur 
lington. Xew Jersey, daughter of Jt)hn ISutcher, 
of Lillingston Lovell, count\- of Oxon, Eng- 
land, car])enter, and Damaris Wickins, of 
Paulers Perry, Xorthamptt)nshire, England, 
spinster, wdio were married 7 mo. 4. 1682. at 
Biddle.sdon, liucks, England. John later, or 
very soon thereafter, came to .America and 
became one of the West Jersey proprietors. 
Daniel and Damaris Zelley bought land of 
John Butcher near "Slab-town," now Jack- 
sonville in Sjiringfield township, liurlington 
county, Xew Jersey, and settled thereon. Two 
children were born to them: John and Syl- 
vanus. John 9 mo. 1748, married Rachel 
r.riffith. of Richland, Bucks county, Penn.syl- 
vania, and died leaving children : Daniel, 
Samuel, .Aaron, .\brahain. John and Damaris. 
His widow. Rachel Zelley, afterward married. 
10 nnx 1773, Solomon .Southwick. I>>anklin 
S. and I'enjamin Zelley, of IVIt. Holly, and 
Samuel J. Zelley, of Moorestown, New Jer- 
sey, are descendants. Sylvanus, 12 mo. 1757, 

at Burlington, Xew- Jersey, married Ann 
Haines, a descendant of Richard and Mar- 
garet Haines, his wife, of ".\ynhoe of ye Hill," 
Xorthamjitc^nshire, England, who sailed from 
the Downs, England, in the ship "Amity," 
Richard Diamond's ship, on the 23rd of April, 
1682. Richard died on the voyage, and his 
voungest son Joseph "was born in mid-ocean." 
Sylvanus and Ann had children: .Amos, Jo- 
seph, Sylvanus, Daniel, (jeorge, Noah, Mar- 
garet, Martha and Mary. Both John and Syl- 
vanus, sons of Daniel and Damaris Zelley, 
continued to reside near Jacksonville, Spring- 
field township, Xew Jersey, until their deaths. 

Daniel, son of Sylvanus and Ann (Flaines) 
Zelley. was born in Springfield township, Bur- 
lington county, Xew Jersey, b mo. 17, 1760. 
He married. 5 mo. \<\ 1787, Bathsheba Brad- 
ilock, daughter of Rehoboam and Jemima 
I Darnell) liraddock, of Evesham, Burlington 
ciiunt\. Xew Jersey, and lived on the farm of 
his father in Springfield. The following chil- 
dren were born to them: i. Job, born 5 mo. 
17, 1788, died 10 mo. 27. 1854. 2. Daniel, born 
5 mi>. 14. 1 79 1. <lit'd 8 mo. 24, 1861. 3. Will- 
iam P.. l)urn 3 mo. 2(). \7<)^. died 3 mo. 4, 
1880. 4. Jemima. I mo. 2. 179''). 3. Sylvanus, 
born 2 mo. 13, 1801, died 2 mo. 16, 1857. 6. 
Rehoboam. born f) mo. 20, 1803, died 3 mo. 
24, 1873. 7. llathsheba, born 10 mo. 28, 1805, 
died 12 mo. fi, 1830. 8. Chalkley, born 2 mo. 
3. 1808, died 7 mo. 7. 1878. 9. John, born 7 
mo. 3. 1812. 10. J()se]ih. born, 10 mo. 14. 
1 81 3. died 12 mo. 20. 1873. These children 
all married except Jemima and Joseph. Fran- 
cis R. Zelley, of Trenton. Xew Jersey, is a 
descendant of Job. F'erdinand Smith, of Cam- 
den, is a descendant of William B. Herbert 
and .Mice Zelley, of Burlington, are descend- 
ants of Sylvanus. Rehoboam and P>athsheba 
left no children. Herbert E. Zelley, of Flor- 
ence, is a descendant of John. Chalkley B. 
Zelley. of Moorestown, .Xew Tersev, is the only 
child'of Chalkley. 

Mary, daughter of Sylvanus and .Ann 
I Haines) Zelley, married (iershon I'enquite 
and lived at the "Cross-Keys" south of Med- 
ford, Xew Jersey, of whom Charles B. Chew, 
butcher, of Marlton, Xew Jersey, is a descend- 
ant, (iershon Penquite was a blacksmith. 

Daniel, second child of Daniel and Bath- 
sheba ( Bradd(x-k ) Zelley, married, 3 mo. 26, 
i8ih. I^orotby Stratton. daughter of I-'noch 
;ind Hannah (Branini Stratton. of Eves- 
ham township, Burlington county. Dorothy 
I-^tratton was a direct descendant of Mark 
Stratton, whose ancestry and nativity is not 





establi>he(l, but a record of his great-grand- 
daiigliter. Martha Covvperthwaite, states "that 
he came in from old Rngland in 1702 with 
Robert Braddock Sr. and several others" and 
died 4 mo. 3, 1759. aged sixty-nine years. [lis 
was the first burial in the Orthodo.x Friends 
burial ground at Medford, Xew Jersey. Mark 
Stratton married, 8 mo. 8. 1713. at Evesham, 
iiurlington c(junty, Xew Jersey, Ann, daugh- 
ter of Timothy Hancock, of Hrayles, in War- 
wickshire, England, and sailed in the ship 
"Paradice," Captain Evele, in 1681. Timothy 
Hancock with John Roberts and William Mat- 
lack settled on land between the north and 
south branches of the Penisaukin Creek near 
Moorestown. X'ew Jersey, where still remains 
an old graveyard on the north branch of said 
creek, sold by Timothy Hancock for the pur- 
jiose, on the farm now owned by Charles 
Haines. Hannah ISranin was the daughter of 
John ISranin and Jane Moore, Protestant Irish 
stock, whose emigration and nativity is not 
fully known. 

Daniel and Dorothy Zelley spent their mar- 
ried life successfully as farmers in Evesham 
tt)\vnshi]), finally possessing a portion of the 
tract of land belonging to Enoch Stratton 
south of Medford near the "Cross Keys" on 
which they built a substantial house and other 
buildings. The children born to them were: 
I. Caleb Edwin, born 10 mo. 7, 1821, died ft 
nio. I. 1843, single. 2. Enoch Stratton, born 
ft mo. 2"/. 1823, died 12 mo. 15, 1900. 3. Mark 
.Stratton, born ft mo. 14, 1826, died 1 mo. 2, 
1909. 4. Rebecca Wills, born I mo. 12, 1834. 
died 3 mo. 4, 1881. Rebecca Wills Zelley 
married. 3 mo. 11, i8ft8. Jonathan Bonsall, 
of Salem, Ohio, son of Isaac Bonsall and Han- 
nah Evans, his wife, member of Orthodox 
I'Viends, and had two children : Anna S., born 
3 mo. 22. 1870, single, and Laura R.. born 
I mo. 17, 1873, married, 5 mo. 14, 189ft, Will- 
iam Meloney, son of James Meloney and Anna 
C Reid, his wife, of .\vondale. Pennsylvania, 
Orthodox Friends. Laura R. and William 
Meloney have children : Edward^ born 6 mo. 
3, 1898: Rebecca A., born 12 mo. 11, 1900: 
Dorothea, born 8 mo. 9, 1902; Esther, born 3 
mo. 3. 1904. They were all born at Lands- 
downe, Pennsylvania, where the parents located 
and engaged in business. 

Enoch Stratton Zelley, born near Marlton, 
Evesham township. Burlington county, New- 
Jersey, ft nio. 27, 1823, spent his life within the 
county of Burlington, and was more or less 
prominent in public affairs, having held a 
luunber of offices of local importance, as did 

his father and grandfather, the two Daniels 
[preceding him in Springfield and Evesham 
townshi]js, Burlington county. He was a 
farmer and consistent member of the Society 
of (Jrthodox Frienils, and married at Crop- 
well Preparative Meeting of the Society near 
Marlton, 3 mo. 22, 1849, Sarah Butcher Ashead, 
daughter of Amos .Ashead and Sarah liutcher. 
-Vmos .\shead was a descendant of Amos As- 
head, of Newton township, who was one of 
the judges of Old Gloucester county in 1712 
and later, but whose ancestry and nativity is 
unknt)wn. He and his wife Elizabeth were 
members of [-"riends at Haddonfield in 1798 
and earlier. .Sarah Butcher was a direct de- 
scendant of Thomas Butcher, of Leckhamstead 
in the county of Bucks, England, who married 
Hester Norman, of Lillingston Dayrell in the 
same county, u mo. 21, 1679, at Whittlebury 
in Northamptonshire, and sailed from London, 
England, 12 mo. 168 1, or 1 mo. 1682, as their 
son Samuel "was born ye i8th of i mo. 1682 
on board ye ship cald ye Samuell of London, 
near Mary Island so called up ye coast of 

Mark .Stratton Zelley, born at Fostertown 
in old livesham townshij), 6 mo. 14, 1826, 
married, 2 mo. 22, 1866, Beulah Haines Stokes, 
daughter of William Stokes and .\nn Wilson, 
his wife, descendant of Thomas Stokes and 
.Mary liernard, who were married 10 mo. 30, 
i')ft8, Westbury Street Friends Meeting, Lon- 
don, England, and belonged to the Devonshire 
1 louse Meeting. No children were born to 

Thomas and John Butcher, heretofore men- 
tioned, were brothers, and Damaris, the daugh- 
ter of the latter, married Daniel Zelley, the 
progenitor, and thus the descendants of these 
two brothers were united in the marriage of 
Enoch Stratton Zelley and Sarah Butcher As- 
head. The children born to the latter named 
are: 1. Charles Earl, born 6 mo. 6, 1850; 
married. 2 mo. 18, 1897, Rachel Fogg, of 
.Salem, New Jersey, daughter of Joseph H. 
and Rachel ( .Allen ) Fogg. He is a successful 
farmer of Mannington township, Salem coun- 
ty. New Jersey, and a consistent member of 
the Salem Orthodox Friends Meeting, holding 
])ositions of trust in the meeting and township. 
2. William Henry, born i mo. 5, 1854, see for- 
ward. 3. Joseph Howard, born 8 mo. 11, 1857; 
married, 3 mo. 26, 1884, at Orthodox Friends 
Meeting, Salem, Ohio, Edith, daughter of 
Richard B. and Edith \V. (Test) Fawcett, 
where he settled in successful business. One 
daughter was born to them who married Oliver 



I'. Asliead, a cousin, of Camden, Ww Jirscv. 
and have one child, Dudley Fawcett Asliead. 
4. Amos Asliead, born 8 mo. i,v. 1867; mar- 
ried. (J mo. 6, 1894, Emma .\. Weeden, of 
I'liilacleljihia, daughter of John and Mary 
(Walton) Weeden: the ancestry of Mary 
( Walton ) \\'eedeii runs back through the Wal- 
ton families of lUicks and Montgomery coun- 
ties, l'enns)ivania. After finishing his studies 
Amos A. Zclley was employed in the office, of 
W'hitall, Tatum & Company, of Philadelphia, 
I 'ennsylvania, for nine jears, then turned his 
attention to farming, and finally in 1907 set- 
tied at Masonville in the general store business, 
proving a successful and useful business man. 
Two children were born to them : John 
I'jKicli, 12 mo. 8, 1902, and Charles Earl, 11 
mil. 10, 1905 

.Vil the children of liiioch Stratton Zelley 
and Sarah Uutcher Ashead were educated at 
the I-Vienils Westtown Boarding School, Ches- 
ter ctiunty, Pennsylvania, from which William 
llenry Zelley graduated in 1873, remaining as 
ail assistant instructor the year following. He 
was born in the old homestead at "Cross Keys" 
near Medford, Xew Jersey, w hich was built by 
his great-grantl father. Enoch Stratton. who 
m.nrried llannah liranin, in 1791. as was also 
his brother, Charles Earl. From W'esttown 
William Henry entered the old established 
drug house of Charles Ellis. Son & Company 
at the southwest corner of Tenth and Market 
streets, I^hiladeljihia, and later with A. W. 
Wright iS; CLimpany at the northeast corner 
<if I'ront and Market streets, Philadelphia. In 
the spring of 1877 he purchased the drug store 
and property at Marlton. Xew Jersey, where 
he still continues in successful business. He 
acconi])lished his marriage the same year con- 
trary to the discipline of the Society of Friends, 
for which he was treated with as state<I in the 
minutes of Cpjier Evesham Mcnithly Meeting 
cif 5 mo. II, 1878, as follows: "lie ])reseiited 
an acknowledgement which u]inn being read 
and deliberately considered the meeting was 
united in receiving," the Monthly Meeting hav- 
ing been informed by Cropwell Preparative 
.Meeting that "he has been treated with 
for accom|)lishing his marriage contrary 
to disci])line." His subsequent life and de- 
fiortment must have been satisfactory to 
I'Viends as he was appointed clerk of Upper 
I'Aesham Monthly Meeting. 2 mo. 11, 1905, 
and an overseer in Cropwell Preparative Meet- 
ing. I mo. 8., 1 910. 

A Republican in politics, he has represented 
liis party in many state and Cdunty conven- 

tions. In s])eaking of the county convention 
for clerk of [Uirlington county. 9 mo. 30, 1893, 
the Xew Jersey Mirror says : "Evesham (town- 
shi])) also had a favorite son and his claims to 
the nomination were placed before the con- 
\ention in a very able manner by William H. 
he jiresented the name of William W. Morrell 
iK'c." The Mt. Holly Xews rejiorting the same 
Zelley, of that township. In a stirring address 
cc)n\enti(in says: "Mr. Zelley inade a telling 
s|)eecli in national affairs making each part 
ajjjily to the present occasion, lie was fre- 
c|uentl_\- greeted with hearty applause." He 
has also made speeches at other conventions 
and |)ublic school commencement. He was 
elected clerk of his townshi]) in 1886 and 
served 1 number of years; was postmaster 
under the Harrison administration and elected 
township collector of taxes in i8gi, which 
office he still holds ( 1910), He w'as elected a 
member of the township "Hoard of Education" 
in 1886, and with the exce])tion oi one year 
has been in continued service until the present 
time ( i<;io), occujiying the different ])Ositions 
therein. He was one of the active organizers 
and incorpurators of the Marlton Water Com- 
pany in i8<;7: the Marlton P'ire Coni])aiiy, No. 
I, in 1898; the Marlton Light, Heat & Power 
Company in 1903, and the Marlton Land and 
lm])rovement Company in 1907, being a mem- 
ber of the board of directors and the secretary 
of each company. He was elected a director 
of the Farmers' Club at Mt. Laurel. New Jer- 
sey, in 1904. and its secretary in 1907. and a 
member of the board of directors of the Mt. 
Laurel i'ursuing Detective and Insurance Com- 
jiany in 1910. He has always taken an active 
interest in public affairs and the institutions 
of his town. 

William llenry Zelley married. 11 mo, 8, 
1S77, .Mar\ P., daughter of Isaac and Eliza 
(Pennell) Webster. Isaac Web.ster was a 
grandson of Lawrence and Hannah (Wills) 
\\'ebster, the later of whom was a granddaugh- 
ter of Dr. Daniel Wills, the progenitor of the 
Wills family. Lawrence Webster was the 
grandson of Samuel Webster, the emigrant, 
Eliza (i'ennell) Webster was a descendant 
of Robert Pennell, of P.olderton, Lancashire. 
England, who came to .\merica, 8 mo. 3. 1684, 
and settled at Middleton, Delaware count>-. 
Pcnns> Ivania, 168(^1. 

In October. 1(135. the great 
W ILKIXS( ).X and general coiirt of Mass- 
achusetts P.ay summoned 
Roger Williams to ajipc-ir and answer cli;irges 



before tlieiii, all the ministers in the bay beinj; 
present. After the Rev. Mr. Hooker had failed 
by argument to redeem him from any of his 
errors, the general court sentenced him to de- 
part out of our jurisdiction within si.x weeks, 
all the ministers present, save one, approving 
the sentence. The act of banishment was pass- 
ed on October 8, 1635, and is in these words : 
"Whereas Mr. Roger Williams one of the 
elders of the Church of Salem hath broached 
and divulged new and dangerous opinions 
against the authority of magistrates ; has also 
writ letters of defamation, both of the magis- 
trates and churches here, and that before any 
conviction, and yet maintaineth the same with- 
out any retraction ; it is, therefore, ordered 
that the same Williams shall depart out of this 
jurisdiction within six weeks, now next ensu- 
ing, which if he neglects to perform it shall be 
lawful for the governor and two of the magis- 
trates to send him to some place out of this juris- 
diction, not to return any more without license 
from the Court." In the middle of January, 
1636, he "steared his course" from Salem in a 
small canoe and the vessel "was sorely tossed, 
without bed or bread" and proceeding along 
the coast he held intercourse with the Indians 
and finally found welcome in the wigwam of 
his aged friend Massasoit, from whom he ob- 
tained a grant of land at Seacunck, which in 
1645 became the town of Rehoboth, in IMym- 
outh colony. He cleared the ground and plant- 
ed corn, and some of his followers joinetl him 
there, but not his wife and children who were 
left behind in Salem. Williams says : "I first 
pitched and began to i^lant at Seacunck, now 
Rehoboth. but I received a letter from my 
ancient friend, Mr. Winslow, the governor of 
Plymouth, professing his own and others' love 
and res])ect for me, yet lovingly advising mc. 
since 1 had fallen into the edge of their bounds 
and they were loath to displease the Bav, to 
remove to the other side of the water, and 
there he said I had the country free before me 
and might be as free as themselves, and we 
should be loving neighbors together." During 
the latter i)art of June. 1636, with his five 
friends, he re-embarked at Seacunck and 
rounded the point, making their way up the 
Massachusetts river, landed and named the 
I)lace I*r(.ividence and commanded a settlement. 
He mortgaged his house in Salem and with the 
money purchased from the Indians by formal 
deed, made by Canonicus and Maintonomi, 
wiio represented the Indian owners of the soil, 
and by this purchase he became the owner and 
he exjiresseil his right to the ])roperty bv say- 

ing it "was now as much his as his coat on his 
back." This land he freely gave to his fellow 
settlers, reserving for himself no special rights 
and securing from this ownership no promi- 
nence above his fellow exiles. He founded the 
first Baptist church in America and was its 
first pastor. This relation did not last long, 
however, as he became a "seeker" preferring 
not to be connected with any particular church 
or creed and he was instrumental in securing 
Mr. Chad Brown as pastor and he continued 
to both, the pastor and the society, his en- 
couragement and support and he continued to 
preach the gospel to "the scattered English at 
Narragansett." About this time he became a 
friend and neighbor of Lawrence Wilkinson 
((|. v.), who was a member of the Society of 
Friends and the two men co-operated in build- 
ing up the colony. 

(1) Lawrence Wilkinson came from Eng- 
land to New England, but the year of his 
arrival is stated various!)' as 1645-46-52, each 
claimant having reasons for fixing the date. 
He was accompanied by his wife and one child. 
He was born early in the seventeenth century 
at Harperly House, Lanchester, Durhamshire, 
England, but the date of his birth and the his- 
tory of his early youth are unknown. He was 
the son of William and Mary (Conyers) Wil- 
kinson, and grandson of Lawrence Wilkinson, 
for whom he was named and the proprietor of 
llar])erl)' House. He went into the Royal 
army as a lieutenant and served in maintaining 
the cause of Charles II. against Cromwell in 
1640, and he was taken jirisoner on the fall of 
N'ew Castle and his estates were sequestered 
by the parliamentary government. He obtained 
from Lord Fairfax permission to embark for 
.\merica. and poor in purse and with no coun- 
try he could call his own he found a new home 
for himself, his wife and his children in the 
newly formed settlement at Providence planta- 
tions. Rhtxle Island, and a friend in Roger 
Williams, although he did not agree with Will- 
iams in religious views, he being a member of 
the Society of Friends. He was made one of 
the proprietors of Providence plantations, was 
presented with twenty-five acres of land and 
was one of the signers of the original civil 
comjiact made between the founders, and dated 
iith month. 19th day, 1645. The marked 
ifualities of his character found for him favor 
in the community, and he soon accumulated a 
large estate by his thrift and energ}', and he 
was honored by being sent to represent the 
town in the colonial legislature, and he met in 
ciinnscl at IVirtsmouth in 1659, 1667, 1673, and 


many times thereafter. He was in full account 
with Williams in his doctrine of "soul liberty," 
and when the Indian troubles threatened to 
put an end to the settlement he was with Roger 
Williams and Major llojikins, the three leaders 
who would not seek safety in flight, but stood 
their ground and saved the colony. His wife, 
to whom he was married before he left Eng- 
land, was the daughter of Christopher Smith, 
who probably came from England in the same 
>hip and who was made a freeman in 1655, the 
place of his residence being known as Smith 
Hill, rrovidence, where he located about 1650. 
( hildreu of Lawrence and Susanna (Smith) 
Wilkinson: 1. Samuel, born probably in Eng- 
land, see forward. _>. .Susanna, born in Provi- 
dence, March 9. i'>52, died young. 3. John, 
.March 2, 1654, was noted for his great physical 
■-trength, he took up land near the Providence 
settlement and within the boundaries of the 
town, he was noted fur bravery bordering 
on rashness in King Philip's war, and in an- 
other fight with the Indians ; several years 
afterward, he was severely wounded and the 
general assembly voted him ten pounds, in 
token of their ajjpreciation of his service ; he 
was deputy to the general court for several 
years : he married Deborah Whipple, by whom 
he had three sons and three daughters, and 
most of the Wilkinsons of Cumberland and 
several of Smithfield are his descendants : he 
died suddenly and without an attendant, on 
the road leading from his house to that of his 
brother Samuel, on July 10, 1708. 4. Joanna, 
horn June 2. 1657, of whose existence or death 
there is nothing known. 5. Josias, born about 
if)()o: he tijok the oath of fidelity to King 
Charles 1!., .May 29, 1682, and died August 
10, i(i<)2, the day succeeding that on which his 
father died ; he married Hannah Tyler, of 
Taunton. Massachusetts, and received from 
his father a gift of the homestead in Provi- 
dence: they had one child, Hannah. 6. .Sus- 
.nma. married a Mr. P>oss.. of Rehobcth. 

(II) Samuel, eldest son of Lawrence and 
Susanna (Smith) Wilkinson, was born prob- 
ably in England about 1650. He married, in 
1672. Plain, daughter of Rev. William Wicker- 
den, associate i)astor with the Rev. Chad 
r.rown, of the Mrst Bajitist Church in Provi- 
dence, and after Mr. lirown's resignation for 
several years sole jiastor of the church. Sanuiel 
Wilkinson settled on a farm, which became a 
part of Smithfield. where he was a pioneer, 
and when King Philip's war broke out he sent 
his wife and child to the garrison-house in 
Providence for safetv and lie went with the 

MtJRr men of the jjlace to defend their homes 
:iii(l if possible put down the savages. He was 
in command of a company of minute-men, and 
when the war was ended by the death of King 
Philip, he returned home and resumed work 
upiiii his farm. He was a justice of the 
Peace and a re])resentative in the colonial legis- 
lature. He met a sudden death on August 27, 
1727, Ijeing accidentally drowned in the Paw- 
tucket river, his wife perishing with him. The 
children of Captain Samuel and Plain (Wick- 
erden ) Wilkinson were: I. Samuel, born 9th 
month, i8th, 1674; died 1st month, i8th, 1726; 
he married Huldah (Thayer) .\l(lrich ; he lived 
on the homestead farm which he received as a 
gift from his father, and besides being a farmer 
was aLo a tanner, currier and shoemaker; he 
was a -nember of the Society of b'riends ; the 
father of fifteen children, born between 1697 
and 1720, in the following order: Huldah, 
Isaiah, Samuel, Zebiah. I'atience, Mercy, David. 
Jacob, Sarah, William, Ruth, Caleb, Plain, 
Peleg and Ichabod. 2. John, see forward. 3. 
William. November 1, 1O80; he was a preacher 
111 the Society of Friends and went to Bar- 
badoes and thence to England, where he mar- 
ried a \'orkshire lass; he never returned to 
\merica. 4. Joseph, born January 22, 1682; 
married Martha Pray, a granddaughter of one 
of the ])ioneer settlers of Scituate, Rhode 
Island, and he lived in that town wdiere he 
accumulated large wealth, being owner of one 
thousand acres of land; he died about 1780. 5. 
Ruth, married William Hopkins, wiio was a 
mechanic and day laborer on her father's farm, 
and their oldest son, William Hopkins, was a 
sea captain with a life full of adventures; an- 
other son, Stephen Hopkins, the signer of the 
Declaration of Indejiendence ; another son, 
Esek Hopkins, was the first commander-in 
chief of the L'nited States navy. 6. Susanna, 
born .April 27, 1688; married James .Angell. 
and bv the marriage they had three sons and 
two daughters. 

( III ) John, second son of Samuel and Plain 
( Wickerdeii ) Wilkinson, was born at "Lo- 
(|uisset" in the town of Providence, Rhode 
Island, January 25, 1677-78. He was brought 
up on his father's farm, and about 1706 re- 
moved to Hunterdon county, New Jersey, with 
his wife whose maiden name was ^Tary Walk- 
er. The first child, Mary, was born in Hunter- 
don county. New Jersey, July 17, 1708, and in 
.•\ugust. 1730. she married Joseph Chapman, 
of W'rightstown. He removed to Bucks coun 
tv. I'ennsylvania, before 1713, received and 
hail recorded a deed for three hundred and 



seven acres on Xesliaminy, in Bucks county, 
then a primeval forest, tenanted by Indians 
and wild beasts. The tract .still known as the 
"W'ilkinsim Tract" was on the laying out of 
townships [lartly in W'rightstown and partly in 
Warwick and Uuckinghani township. 2. Keziah, 
married Thomas Ross, and was the mother of 
Judge John Ross. 3. Plain, married Peter 
Ball. 4. Susanna, married Andrew Davis. 5. 
Ruth, married Joseph Chapman. 6. John, see 
forward. His home in the wilderness was 
subject to all the dangers of frontier life, and 
his wife and children had scant society and no 
educational advantages except such as could be 
acquired at their own firesides and in the 
Friends meeting. In 175 1, when seventy- four 
years of age, lie made his will and a few days 
after he died. His will was probated April 23, 
1751, which is the only date that indicates the 
time of his death. He was buried in the fam- 
ily burial ground set apart on his farm for that 
purpose when lie built his house and fenced 
the cultivated fields. 

(I\') John (2), sixth child and only son of 
John (1 ) and Mary (Walker) Wilkinson, was 
born in Wrightstown, Bucks county, Pennsyl- 
vania, about 1723. He was brought up liter- 
ally in the wilderness and he grew up to be the 
chief dependence of his father in the care of 
the farm. He became a prominent citizen of 
Wrightstown, serving as a delegate to the pro- 
vincial assembly of Pennsylvania, 1761-62; as 
magistrate of the court of common pleas of 
Bucks county, 1764-70-74-76; as a member of 
the committee of safety, 1775-76; a member of 
the provincial conference in 1774; lieutenant 
colonel of the Third Bucks County Battalion, 
1775, and in the American revolution did serv- 
ice in the field, as well as being a member of 
the committee to hear and discharge prisoners, 
appointed June 25, 1776; member of the gen- 
eral assembly of Pennsylvania in 1776 and a 
member of the committee to raise money to 
carry on the war by issuing two hundred thous- 
and pounds in bills of cretlit in 1777 and a dele- 
gate to the state constitutional committee that 
met in Philadelphia, July 15, 1776. He was 
called to account by the Society of Friends for 
his active jiarticipation in war and public 
affairs, contrary to the rules of the society, 
and he was expelled from the Society of 
Friends in 1777. He married. May 27, 1740, 
Mary, daughter of General John Lacey (1752- 
1814), a revolutionary soldier and brigadier- 
general of the Pennsylvania militia; grand- 
daughter of John and Rachel (Hestra) Lacey, 
great-granddaughter of William Lacey, the 

immigrant, who came from the Isle of \\ ight, 
England, and took up land near the Wrights- 
town lueetinghouse, in Bucks county, Pennsyl- 
vania. By this marriage he became the father 
of nine children who intermarried with the 
best families of Bucks county and the youngest 
child, Elisha (1774-1846), settled in the town- 
ship of Buckingham, was lieutenant-colonel 
and (|uartermaster in the war of 1812; sherifi 
of Bucks county for two terms, a noted sports- 
man and the keeper of a popular tavern. He 
married (first) .Ann Dungan, and (second) 
Maria Whitman. His son, Ogden Dungan 
Wilkinson (1806-1866), removed to Trenton. 
New Jersey, and was one of the contractors of 
the Delaware and Raritan canal. Another son, 
.\braham. lived on the oUl homestead during 
his entire life, married Mary Thwing and had 
five children : Jane, John, .\braham, Samuel 
T. and Eleazer. Another son was Josiah, see 
forward. One of his daughters married Gen- 
eral Samuel Smith (1749-1835), and they had 
seven sous and one daughter. Colonel John 
Wilkinson died May 31, 1782, and he probably 
was buried in the old family burial lot on the 
homestead, rather than in the meetinghouse 
grounds as he had been expelled from the 
meeting on account of his activity in war. 

( \' ) Josiah, son of Colonel John (2) and 
.Mary ( Lacey ) Wilkinson, was born in \\'rights- 
town, Bucks county. Pennsylvania. He was 
one of nine children and was born probably 
between the years 1745 and 1750. He mar- 
ried ]\Iary Burrows (or Burroughts) and re- 
moved with other members of the family to 
Xew Jersey, where their son, Eleazer Burnett, 
was born. 

( \ I) Eleazer Burnett, son of Josiah and 
Mary (Burrows) Wilkinson, was born in New 
Jersey, June 2, 1813; died October, 1879. He 
was a traveling Methodist preacher during his 
early manhooil, and later in life engaged in the 
grocery business in Newark New Jersey. He 
married Catherine Ackerson, who was born in 
183 1. Children, born in Chatham, Morris 
county, Xew Jersey: I. Elias Ackerson, see for- 
ward. 2. Frances Asbury, whose sketch fol- 
lows. 3. Kate L. 4. Mary L., married James 
W. Lent, and in 1909 was living in Bernards- 
ville, Somerset county. New Jersey. 

(\ II ) Elias Ackerson, son of Eleazer Bur- 
nett and Catherine (Ackerson) Wilkinson, was 
born in Chatham, Morris county. New Jersey, 
May II, 1842. He was a pupil in the public 
schools of his native township and on leaving 
school became a clerk in the country store of 
Frances .\sburv Wilkinson, and he also carried 







(111 a country store in Cliathani, on liis own 
account, and subsequently engaged in the dairy 
business, and in 1867 with the Wilkinson, 
Gaddis & Company. He was a Republican in 
party politics, and was a director in the Essex 
County National l.ank. He married in New- 
ark, New Jersey, May 2. 18(16, Alice Blanche, 
daughter of David and Phoebe R. (Soverel) 
Earl. She was born in Orange, New Jersey, 
lanuary 31, 1841 ; died in Newark, New Jer- 
sey, February 28, 1887. Children, born in 
Xewark, New Jersey: i. Blanche Earl, mar- 
ried in Newark, New Jersey, November 4, 
i8i)i, Ilarrv. son of W'icklifife Baldwin and 
lane A. (Taylor) Duraiid and had five chil- 
dren. J. .Mice Bell, married Job Morris, son of 
Wesley C. and ;\Iary (;\Ieeker) Miller, and had 
three children born between 1899 and 1904. 
3. Ethel Ackerson, married George McCutchen 
Eamont, M. D., of 192 Clinton avenue, New- 
ark, New Jersey, and had four children. 4. 
Flia.s Alva., see forward. 

(\TII) Elias Alva, only son and fourth 
child of Elias Ackerson and Alice Blanche 
( Earl ) Wilkinson, was born in Newark, New 
Jersey, February 18, 1878. He was a inipil in 
the public schools of Newark and in the New- 
ark Academy, was prepared for college at St. 
George's Hall and was graduated at Princeton 
University, A. B., 1899. He engaged in busi- 
ness in the Wilkinson, Gaddis & Company, of 
Newark, and in 1904 was made president of 
the cori)oration. He was elected to member- 
ship in the Essex Club and the Essex County 
Club. He was made a director in the Iron 
Bond Trust Company, of Newark. He mar- 
ried. October 19, 1899, Helen Louise, daughter 
of Theodore and Clementine (Bruen) Runyon, 
whose children were : Mary, Juha, Helen 
Eouise, Chauncey and Frederick Runyon. The 
children of Elias Alva and Helen Louise (Run- 
yon) Wilkinson were: i. Theodore Runyon, 
born April 12, 190 1. 2. Helen Louise, April 
6, 1904. The address of Elias Alva Wilkin- 
son, jiresident of the Wilkinson, Gaddis & 
Comiiany is 8(16 Broad street, Newark, New- 

(For precediiiK generations .see Lawiencc Wilkin- 
son 1 I. 

( VH) Francis .Asbury Wil- 
WIl.K I XSON kinson, second son of Elea- 
zar I'urnett and Catharine 
( .\cker>on ) Wilkinson, was born in Chatham, 
Morris county. New Jersey, Marcii 12, 1844; 
died in Newark, January 25, 1901. Except for 
three years s])ent as a soldier during the civil 

war, and for one or two years just after the 
war spent in Cincinnati, Ohio, his whole life 
was spent in Newark, of which he was one of 
the most representative citizens. For his early 
education he was sent to the Newark schools, 
which he attended until the outbreak of the 
civil war, when at the age of eighteen in 1861 
he enlisted in Company l\ First Regiment, In- 
dependent Essex Brigade, which later became 
a part of the Union Volunteer Army. His en- 
listment was for three years. His company 
was commanded by Captain John E. Beam, 
and was known as Beam's battery, although 
l^eam was killed at Malvern Hill and was suc- 
ceeded by Colonel Judson Clark. With this 
batter)- Francis Asbury served from Septem- 
ber 3, 1861, to September, 1864, and was en- 
gaged at the defence of Washington in 1861, at 
the siege of Yorkt(jw-n, in A]3ril and May, 
1862, at Twin Pines, Seven Pines, Peach 
Orchard, Fan Oaks, Malvern Hill, Fredericks- 
Ijurg, Cliancellorsville. Gett)-sburg. Locust 
(irove. Mine Run, Wapping Heights, Williams- 
burg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Spottsyl- 
vania Court House, Cold Harbor, North and 
South .\nna River, Petersburg, and in all the 
engagements to Deer llottom, Virginia. 

.\fter he was mustered out of service, he 
sjieiit a year or two at work in Cincinnati, 
( )hio, and then returned to Newark in order to 
take his ])Iace as a member of the firm of Wil- 
kinson & \'oorhees, the forerunner of the pres- 
ent firm of Wilkinson, Gaddis & Company, 
which had been founded in 1864 by Elias .Ack- 
erson Wilkinson and Jacob Runer, and in 1866 
replaced by the firm of Wilkinson & Voorhees, 
which continued until 1873, when it in turn 
was replaced by the present firm of Wilkinson, 
(iaddis & Company. The new firm began on 
Commerce street, where the Mutual I'enefit 
Life Insurance Company building now stands. 
In .Vpril, 1886, the firm became a corporation 
with a capital of $500,000 and Francis Asbury 
Wilkinson was elected treasurer of the corpora- 
tion. .-\t the time of its incorporation the firm 
was negotiating for the site of its present main 
building on the corner of Broad and Fair 
streets and in Sejitember, 1887, the handsome 
six-story building the corporation now occu- 
pies was completed and opened. The remark- 
able growth of the corporation has been almost 
altogether accomplished since the two Wilkin- 
sons and E. B. Gaddis came together. From a 
com[)aratively modest, though well established 
and prosperous business in the early seventies, 
it has grown to very great proportions, being 
now the third largest wholesale grocery house 



ill tlie count ly. Jn addition to its buildings at 
Broad and Fair streets, the corporation has a 
grain elevator in Chicago, offices in New York 
City, branch warehouses in Paterson and As- 
bury Park, New Jersey, and it is said that its 
business now amounts to very nearly if not 
tjuite ten millions a year. Its trade is in whole- 
sale groceries of all kinds, in flour and grain 
and creamery products. It controls a number 
of dairies, secures a large share of the govern- 
ment contracts in its line and does a large busi- 
ness of this sort almost every week. Its rating 
is of the highest. 

In addition to fulfilling the duties of treas- 
urer of this great corporation, Francis .A.sbury 
\\'ilkinson was a director of the Essex County 
National Bank and of the Security Savings 
Institution. He was also president of the Or- 
ville Milling Company, of Orville, Ohio ; sec- 
retary of the North Bangor Slate Company, 
and a director in the Brooklyn Slate and Man- 
tel Company. Besides this he was a member 
of the Newark Board of Trade, of the Essex 
Club. Essex County Country Club, and of the 
Society of the Army of the Potomac. All his 
life he had been greatly interested in St. Luke's 
Methodist Episcopal Church, of Newark, with 
which he had been connected from his youth- 
ful days as a Sunday school scholar. For the 
last thirty years of his life he was one of the 
officials of the society and at the time of his 
death president of its board of trustees. He 
was always regular in his attendance at the 
services, and most liberal in giving to further 
the objects of the church for and in which also 
he was a most earnest worker in many direc- 
tions. Not the least of these was the payment 
of the church debt, the coincidence of the ac- 
complishment of which with his death has been 
often ])ointed out and commented on by his 
friends. ,\ few days before his death he at- 
tended the jubilee .services at St. Luke's in 
celebration of the payment of this debt and 
then succumbed to an attack of pleuro-pneu- 
monia which caused his death. 

Francis .\sbury Wilkinson married Lucetta 
E Munroe, who with their five children sur- 
vive him. Children: I. Jennie Brown, mar- 
ried. .\pril 24, 1889. John Lewis Hay. born 
March 22, 1867, in Newark. New Jersey: 
graduate of Newark Academy, then engaged 
with his father in Hay Foundry, and at the 
l)resent time (19101 is treasurer of the Hay 
Foundry Company : a Republican in politics : 
for seven years inember of the Essex Troop; 
a member of the Episcopal church. Children : 
i. John Lewis. Jr.. born January tq. 1891 : ii. 

Francis Wilkinson, October 23. 1893; '•'■ Joan, 
.'\ugust 29, 1898; iv. Virginia. March 22, 1901. 
John Lewis Hay is son of Ebenezer C. and 
-Annabelle (Lewis) Hay, who were the parents 
of five children, three claughters of whom died 
in childhood, and the remaining children were 
John Lewis, aforementioned, and James Bruce, 
married Bertha \\'. Schaffer antl they have one 
child. Gertrude. 2. Elizabeth Munroe, mar- 
ried Halsey Sleeker Larter, of Newark ; chil- 
dren : i. Charlotte, born May 28, 1897 ; ii. 
Halsey Munroe, August 3, 1899; iii. Elizabeth, 
September 12, 1902. 3. Burnet Foster, re- 
ferred to below. 4. Mary Lucretia, married 
Edward J. Ileilborn: child, Edward J., jr. 5. 
Vinton Parker, referred to below. 

(\'III) Burnet Foster, eldest son of Francis 
Asbury and Lucetta E. (Munroe) Wilkinson, 
was born October 3. 1879, in Newark, New 
Jersey. For his early education he was sent 
to the Newark .Academy and the Penn Mili- 
tary College. He then entered Princeton Uni- 
versity, class of 1900. and afterward engaged 
in the wholesale grocery business of W'ilkin- 
son, Gaddis & Company, of which his father 
was the treasurer from 1887 up to the time of 
his death in 1901. Burnet Foster Wilkinson 
at this latter date succeeded his father as the 
treasurer of Wilkinson, Gaddis & Company, 
and in addition is a director in the Esse.x Coun- 
ty National Bank, treasurer of the North 
Bangor Slate Company, of .\'orth Bangor, 
I'ennsylvania. and takes besides a very active 
jiart in the operation of many other interests. 
He is also a member of the Essex County 
Country Club, of Baltusrol Golf Club, and of 
St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church, of 
.Vewark. March 20, 1901, Burnet Foster Wil- 
kinson married Lillian .\ugusta Merrick, of 
Johnstown, New York. 

(\III) N'inton Parker, youngest child of 
Francis .Asbury and Lucetta E. (Munroe^ 
Wilkinson, was born in Newark, New Jersey, 
June 15, 1883. He was educated at the New- 
ark .Academy and at the Lawrenceville school 
where he was graduated in 1900, after which 
he entered Princeton I'niversity, class of 1904. 
.\fter leaving college he became interested in 
the wholesale grocery business of Wilkinson, 
(laddis & Company, and in 1909 was made one 
of the directors of the corporation. He is a 
member of the Essex Troop, Esse.x County 
Country Club, and of the Union Club, of New- 
ark, and he is the treasurer of the Alotor- 
Tractor Company of -America, incorporated. 
March 27, 1906, Vinton Parker Wilkinson 
married Jane, daughter of Theodore Eaton 


and Edith Evelyn Otis. Children: i. Bar- 
bara Otis, born .March 6, 1907. 2. Jane, born 
September 28. i<)o8. 

John Campbell, son of John 
CA.MPBELL andP.ridgetCampbell,of Mon- 

nunith county, Xew Jersey, 
is the tirst member of the family of whom we 
have definite information. Steen held him to 
be a descendant of Lord Xeil, but of this there 
is not sufficient evidence. That he was a man 
of prcjminence is evident from the fact that he 
was one of "the twelve loving subjects'' to 
whom the charter of St. Peter's Church was 
granted, 1736, and one of the first vestrymen; 
and he was also a judge or justice of the court 
of common pleas, Monmouth county. 

(I) John Campbell (named above) was 
born November 6, 17 19, and died March 31. 
1804. It is ])ossible that he was the son of John 
and Mary Campbell, of Hunterdon county. He 
married (first), January 22, 1746, Rachel 
Walker, who died May 10, 1761 ; (second), 
Xovember 30, 17(11, Hendrika, born .\pril 12, 
1726, died December 7, 1805, daughter of Will- 
iam and Elizabeth Covenhoven. Children, five 
by first wife, baptized in Christ Church, 
Shrewsbury; four by second wife, baptized in 
old Tennant's Church: i. George, born Janu- 
ary 7. 1747; died September 22, 1798; un- 
married. 2. John, born February 5, 1750; 
died March 28, 1783. 3. Duncan, born 1753, 
baptized June 10, 1753; died January 12, 1813. 
4. Eleanor, born December 10, 1755; died June, 
1774. 5. Elizabeth, born January. 1758; bap- 
tized February i, 1758; died September, 1760. 

6. Rachel, born December 20, 1762. 7. Will- 
iam, referred to below. 8. Elizabeth, born 
December 10, I7'')7; died September 18, 1769. 
9. P)enjamin C, born Xovember 8, \~(*)\ died 
January 11, 1810. 

(H) William, son of John and Hendrika 
(Covenhoven) Campbell, was born January 
20, 1765, and died, according to the record on 
his tombstone, in 1847. He married, in 1787, 
Margaret, born Xovember i, 1771, died ]\Iay 
15. 1838, daughter of Thomas Cook. Chil- 
dren: I. John, born June i, 1788; died July 
27. 1823. 2. George, born May 17, 1791. 3- 
Rachel, born .'August 29, 1793: died October 
23t 1793- 4- Thomas, born January 14, 1795; 
ilied November 8, 1829. 5. Nancy, born No- 
vember 4, 1798. 6. William, referred to below. 

7. Maria, born January 12, 1805. 8. Caroline, 
bom .April 19, 1808. 9. Rue, born .April 24. 
181 3: died February 25, 1882. 

(HI) William (2). son of William (i) and 

-Margaret (Cook) Cami)bell, was born .\ugust 
3, i8qo. and died l-"ebruary i, 1870. He was 
a farmer, and a man of standing and reputa- 
tion in the community. He was an Episco- 
palian, but fell out with some of the church 
officers (St. Peter's, Freehold) and his family 
thereafter became members of cither the Pres- 
byterian or Dutch church, h'reehold, according 
as they married. He was a cripple the last 
many years of his life, and therefore did not 
attend church. He married, May 21, 1822, 
Hannah, daughter of Peter and Ann (Thomp- 
son) Piowne (see ISowne). Children: Mar- 
garet Ami, Jane Thompson, Henry, Peter 
Bowne (referred to below), .Amelia -Augusta, 
John Throckmorton, William, Maria, Caro- 

(I\ ) Peter Bowne, son of William and 
Hannah ( Ijowne) Campbell, was born in Free- 
hold, .\ew Jersey, January 20, 1830. and is 
now living at Shrewsbury, Xew Jersey. For 
his early education he was sent to the public 
schools. Like his forefathers he devoted him- 
self to agriculture, ever striving to make his 
farm a model in the neighborhood. ' He is 
])assionately fond of horses, and in his younger 
days owned many of the best and is probably 
excelled by few in his judgement of them. He 
married, June 15, 1853, Mary Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of James and Susan (Wall) Schureman 
(see Schureman). Children: I. James Wall 
Schureman, born .April 2^. 1854; now living 
in Freehold, Xew Jersey; married, Xovember 
27, 1878, Alary, daughter of Dennis and Ellen 
( Bell) \"alentine; children: Henry Valentine, 
Edwin Schureman, Ellen, and two others. 2. 
Hannah Matilda, born March 12. 1856; died 
March 26, 1861. 3. William Denise, born Oc- 
tober 17, 1858: died 1891 ; married Harriet 
Cooper : child, William Roy, of Washington, 
D. C. 4. Henry, referred to below. 5. George, 
twin with Henry, born June 13, 1865; died 
June 16. 1865; with sister Hannah Matilda, 
buried in Christ Church graveyard. Shrews- 
bury. Peter Bowne Campbell and Mary Eliz- 
abeth .Schureman, his wife, are both descended 
from William Bowne, through his son James. 
James (2nd) married Margaret Xewbold. 
whose Bible. i)ublished in London, 1661, in 
good state of preservation, is now owned bv 
J. W. S. Campbell. 

( \^ Henry, son of Peter P.owne and Mary 
l'"lizabeth (Schureman) Campbell, was born in 
Shrewsbury, New Jersey. June 13, 1865, and 
is now living in Red Bank, New Jersey. For 
his early education he was sent to the public 
-chools and to Prof. Schlciter's German .Acad- 



emy, from which he graduated in 1880. He 
then became a messenger in the First National 
Bank, of Red Bank, and by industry and abil- 
ity so proved his worth and worked himself up 
that an A]iril 18. 1898, he was appointed 
cashier of that institution, and was at that 
time the youngest man in the state to hold such 
an important ])osition. He is a DemcKrat in 
politics, and a member of the Ancient Order 
of L'nited \\'orkmen, the Knights of Malta, 
the Loyal Legion, and the Aztec Club. He is 
the treasurer and ranks eldest in point of serv- 
ice of the vestrymen of Christ Protestant Epis- 
copal Church in Shrew.sbury, and for the past 
twenty-three years (since 1886) has been di- 
rector and treasurer of the Red Bank Building 
and Loan Company. He married in Shrews- 
bury, January 14, 1893, Maud Barclay, daugh 
ter of William R. and Caroline ( Barclay ) 

iThi- H..«ni- Limi. 

(I) William Bowne, founder of this branch 
of the family of his name in America, and 
probably a brother or cousin of the famous 
Quaker, minister, John Bowne, of Flushing, 
whose descendants have played such an imi)ort- 
ant [lart in the history of West Jersey, came 
from Yorkshire, England, and settled at Salem. 
}ilassachusetts, in 1631. He afterwards re- 
moved to Gravesend, Long Island, where he 
bought a plantation. November 12, 1646. Early 
in 1665 he came to Monmouth county. New 
Jersey, and settled at what is now- known as 
Holmdel, the name, according to family tradi- 
tion, having been bestowed upon it in compli- 
ment to the wife of his son John. He married 

(first) Ann , in England: (second). 

July 2, i6'K). Marv H'^Felt. Sons of record 
by first wife: 1. John, died January 3, i(''i84: 
married L_\dia. daughter of Rev. Obadiah 
Holmes. 2. James, baptized Salem, Massachu- 
setts. .\ugust 25. 1636: died 1692; married. 
1665. Mary Stout. 3. .\ndrew, baptized .\u- 12. 1638: died 1708; married Elizabeth 

; settled in Monmouth county before 

1692. and commissioned governor of East Jer- 
sey. 4. Philip { f>r Peter). 

( 11 ) Peter, a descendant of William Bowne, 
married and had children: Joseph, referred to 
below: Jonathan. David. Lydia : l^aughter. 
name unknow'u. 

( HI ) Joseph, son of Peter Bowne. was born 
\ray 17. 1735: died October 8, i8i2. He mar- 
ried, January 18. 17(13, Hannah .\nderson, 
born January 25. 1740. Children: I.Hannah, 
born March 31. i7'^>3. 2. Obadiah. .\ugust 19. 

1705. 3. John, September 2, 1767; died 1857; 
niarrie<l Nancy Corle. 4. Anna, born March 
■^?f '770- 5- Peter, referred to below. 6. 
James, born September 20, 1775; ^'^^l April 
22. 1833; married (first) Lydia Mount; (sec- 
ond) ^lary Craig. 7. David, born October i. 
1777. 8. Catharine, June 12, 1779. 9. Lydia, 
I'ebruary 28, 1781 ; died April 14, 1829. 

(JA') Peter, son of Joseph and Hannah 
(.\nderson) Bowne, w'as born June 27, 1772, 
and died October 3, 1835. He married (first) 
.\nn Thompson; (second). May 26, 1816, 
Amelia Holmes, daughter of John and Ann 
Craig, who died June 3, 1855, aged seventy- 
seven years, five months, seventeen days. Chil- 
dren, one by second wife, and probably others 
bv first wife: Hannah, referred to below-; 
Aima .Maria, married Enoch Cowart, Sr. 

( \ ) Hannah, daughter of Peter and Ann 
(Thompson) liowne, w-as born April 3, 1805. 
and died March 13, 1886. She was married 
in old Tennant Church, by Rev. John Wood- 
hull, May 21, 1822, to W'illiam, son of William 
and Margaret (Cook) Campbell. 

James Schureman, of New Brunswick, was 
born I'"ebruary 12, 1756, and died January 22, 
1824. He graduated from Rutgers College in 
1775, served in the revolutionary army, and 
was a delegate from New- Jersey to the Conti- 
nental congress. 1786-87. He was elected to 
the first Cnited States congress as a FederaHst, 
and also to the fifth congress. He was then 
elected United States senator from New Jer- 
sev. vice John Rutherfurd. resigned, and 
served from December 3. 1799, until he resign- 
ed. February 6, 1801. He was then elected 
mayor of New Brunswick, and later a repre- 
sentative from New Jersey to the thirteenth 
congress. In 1812 he was president of the 
Council of New Jersey, a position correspond- 
ing to the present office of president of the 
state senate. 

James (2), son of James Schureman (1), 
was born March 10. 1790. and died May 12. 
1877. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. 
I le married Susan, sister of Garret D. Wall. 
of Trenton, who was born January 21, 1785, 
and died .\pril 13, 1880. Children: James 
Wall ; Marv Elizabeth, referred to below. 

(HI) Mary Elizabeth, daughter of James 
and Susan (Wall) Schureman, was born No- 
vember 13, 1823, and married. June 15, 1853, 
Peter Bowne, son of W'illiam and Hannah 
( P.owne) Campbell. 

STATE OF NEW |^:RSl•:^• 


lohn \aleiUinc .\lullar ( Miller 
Mll.l.l'.K ur Muller) lived at Xeeder 
^lorjiatan, in I'faltz, Swey- 
briickin. in Ampt Lantzberg. John Henr)- 
.Miller (Muller) was born j\Iay 22, 1728, in 
Ampt Lantzberg, German)-, and died February 
9, 1819. lie was a descendant of the Millers 
who in 1557, under the leadership of Father 
George Muller (or Miller), pastor of the 
church in W'innis^eii. joined the Lutheran Ref- 
ormation. He left Germany on account of 
religious persecution, and arrived in Philadel- 
phia on August 12, 1750, and settled near Ger 
mantown. New jersey, in 1753. On April 1, 
1755, he married Maria Catherine Melich, 
daughter o\ John I'eter ^lelich, and was born 
in liendorf on the Rhine, July 13, 1732, died 
January 22, 1807. He held the office of town 
clerk of Tewkesbury thirty-one years. The 
local chronicles of German \'alley are rejilete 
with his high iileals and reputation and of the 
si^irituai character of his wife. The Melichs 
(or Moelichs) were prominent in the town of 
Bendorf during the seventeenth century. Chil- 
dren : 1. Elizabeth, born July 11, 1758, died 
January 6, 1845: married Christian, son of 
(iodfrey Kline. 2. Maria Catharina, born Feb- 
ruary 12, 1763; died January 7, 1849; mar- 
ried IJaltis Stiger. 3. Henry, born November 
7, 1 76(1: married (tirst) Miss Baird, (second) 
Catlierine, daughter of John Peter Sharp. 4. 
David, referred to below. 

( II ) David, son of John Henry Miller, burn 
April 26, 1769, lived in Middle German \'alley, 
Hunterdon county, and was a man of high 
princi])les and strong religious convictions. He 
was appointed major First Battalion, Second 
Regiment, Xew^ Jersey, February 19. 1794. He 
married Mar\- Elizabeth, born December 10. 
1776, ilaughter of William and Dorotliea 
Welsh. He died January. 1844, at Paterson, 
New Jersey. Children: i. William W., boni 
1797. 2. David W., born 1799, died February 
12. 1866; married Miss Swan. 3. Jacob \\ ., 
born October. 1800. 4. Henry, married Miss 
Shafer. 5. Eliza, married Rev. John C. Vander- 
voort. (). Dorothy, married Thomas G. Tal- 
mage. 7. Mary, married Mr. \'an Pelt. 8. 
Catherine, diefl unmarried. 0. Lydia .\nn, 
married Moses De\\'itt. 

(HI) William W., son of David and Mary 
f-^lizabeth Welsh, was born in Hunterdon coun- 
ty. New Jersey, in 1797. After practicing law 
a >liort time in Morristow-n he moved to New- 
ark, where he acf|uired a reputation as an 
orator of unconinmn ability. A speech he de- 
livered in 1824 in Trinity Church, Newark, in 

behalf of the (ireeks, was remembered for more 
than a generation as a specimen of lofty elo- 
i|uence. Susequently he was [)itted against 
Thomas A. Emmet in a law suit which 
required the highest attainments, and the occa- 
sion of this etTort was memorable for the fame 
which the plea for his client gave him, but his 
oratory was his death blow, as he was seized 
witli a hemorrhage immediately after and was 
hurried abroad by his physician. The famous 
young lawyer died in Paris, July 24, 1825, in 
the twenty-ninth year of his age. A meeting 
of the New Jersey bar was called when the 
news of his death reached this country at which 
Richard Stockton presided. A fellow member 
wrote of him: "Never do I take from my 
shelf the volume once thine, and containing 
thy name, written with thy own hand, without 
having thee before me, as thou stoodest in thy 
beauty and intellectual might, pouring forth 
thy elo(|uence upon the very margin of thy 
grave. Thy last notes were like those of the 
swan. My thoughts of thee are like the recol- 
lected tunes of melancholy music, for when 1 
think of thee, I hear that most ])Owerful of 
all instruments they variable voice, in all the 
insjiirations of high and noble feeling." 

( 111 ) Jacob Welsh, son of David and Mary 
Elizabeth (Welsh) Miller, was born at German 
N'alley, Morris county. New Jersey, in Octo- 
ber, 1800, and died at Morristown, New Jer- 
sey, Se])tember 30, 1862. leaving l)ehind him a 
national, state and local rejjutation as a man of 
integrity and high sense of honor. He pre])ared 
for college at Somerville, New Jersey, under 
Samuel L. Southard, who was afterwards in 
the L'. S. senate with his |>u])il. In 1819 he be- 
gan the study of law under his brilliant brother, 
William W. Miller. Mr. Miller was admitted to 
the New Jersey bar in 1823, and began his pro- 
fession in Morristown, where he soon acquired 
a large and lucrative practice, especially in the 
higher courts, gaining distinction, also as a 
counsellor. .\s a lawyer he was remarkable 
for industry, faithfulness, tact, fervent and im- 
|)ressive oratory, and above all, the common 
sense — more rare than genius, if not more 
valuable — which marked his career in the sen- 
ate not k>s than at the bar, stamping its sage 
ini|)riiU ujion his whole life. In 1832 he was 
elected a member of the state legislature, but 
in 1833 resumed the practice of his [profession. 
In 1825 he was quartermaster-general of mili- 
tia, and was prominent the year previous on 
the occasion of the visit of General Lafayette 
to Morristown on July 14th. During 1827 he 
became one of tin- incorporators as well as the 


first vtstrynicn i.>f St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 
the corner-stone of the edifice being laid on 
May 14, 1828. In 1838 he was nominated for 
the state senate by the Whigs, and elected by a 
large majority. He represented his district in the 
senate of the state for two years with such use- 
fulness and distinction that at the close of the 
term in 1840 he was elected United States 
senator for New Jersey. In that high theatre, 
then crowded with the most illustrious figures 
of our parliamentary history, he discharged 
his duties so ably and acceptably that on the 
e.xpiration of his term in 1846 he was re-elected, 
serving two full terms in the upper house of 
the first legislative body in the world when 
that body in both branches was at the zenith 
of its glory. In a senate which included Clay, 
Web.ster and Calhoun with lienton, Wright 
Grundy, Berrien, j\Ianginii, Crittenden, Bu- 
chanan. McDufifie, Corwin, Reverdy Johnson, 
Cass, Pierce and Bayard, he was not thrown 
into the background, but stood out among the 
principal figures of the scene, commanding 
their respect, enjoying their friendship, and 
])articipating with honor in their most renowned 
debates. He spoke but seldom, reserving him- 
self for the more important f|uestions, content 
for the rest with a vigilant attention to the 
business of legislation, including a diligent 
study of propo.sed or pending measures, prac- 
ticing as a statesman the industry, thorough- 
ness and fidelity that had characterized him as 
a lawyer. It was partly on this account that 
when he did speak it was with great efl^ect, but 
it was certainly much more on account of the 
knowledge, fairness, ability, wisdom and elo- 
c|uence which he used. 

One of the ablest and most impassioned of 
his speeches was delivered towards the close 
of his term, when the annexation of Texas was 
being discussed in the senate. He opposed the 
measure as contrary to the constitution, dan- 
gerous to the public peace, and dishonorable to 
the national character, declaring that for those 
reasons he would "reject Texas were she to 
bring with her the wealth of the Indies," and 
concluding with a citation from the report 
made by Aristides to the Athenians in the 
stratagem that Themistocles had secretly de- 
vised for their benefit: "Nothing could be 
inore advantageous but at the same time noth- 
ing would be more unjust." 

Pie bore a prominent and efi'ective jiart in 
the discussion over the momentous question of 
the compromise of 1850. Pie opposed the com- 
bination of the several measures of com- 
promise into a single measure, and after the 

rejection of the combination known as the 
"Omnibus Bill," supported some of the meas- 
ures when put upon their passage separately, 
and on the passage of all of the measures in 
this manner, sustained the compromise as a 
whole, while not entirely approving every part 
of it. In one of his latest and most eloquent 
speeches he states his objections to continued 
agitation after laws had been enacted. The 
occasion of this speech was the presentation 
of certain resolutions of the legislature of New 
Jersey, under the recently acquired control of 
the Democratic party, instructing the New 
Jersey senators "to resist any change, altera- 
tion or repeal of the Compromise,"— instruc- 
tions which the Whig senator not unnaturally 
construed as implying a very unnecessary re- 
flection upon his fidelity to the measure, and 
which he treated with derision, as gratuitously 
feeding the very agitation they condemned. 
What he thought of this sort of agitation he 
had told unequivocally enough in an oration 
flelivered at his home in Morristown the previ- 
ous July: "I will not say," he observed, "that 
those men who are continually compassing the 
government with wordy threats of violence, or 
horrifying their imaginations with the dissolu- 
tion of the Union, may be legally chargeable 
with the desire to bring about the death of our 
King, the Constitution, yet they are justly 
chargeable with that moral treason which 
disturbs the confidence of a loyal people in the 
safety and stability of their government and 
u.ndermines their allegiance. Let us not be 
moved by the cry of fanatics, nor alarmed at 
the threats of secessionists * * * Poli- 
ticians may fret and fume, state conventions 
may resolve and re-solve, and Congress itself 
become the arena of fearful agitation, but 
above and around, as in a mighty amphitheatre, 
in undisturbed and undismayed majesty, stands 
the American people, with steady eye and 
giant hand, overlooking all, governing all ; and 
wo ! wo ! to the man and destruction to the 
state that attempts to resist their supreme 

It was about this period of his senatorial 
career that the landing of Kossuth on our 
siiorcs called forth from him two or three of 
themost admirable speeches of his life. Drawing 
a broad distinction between Kossuth as a pri- 
vate individual and as a political agitator, he 
contended that the brilliant but unfortunate 
Hungarian should be generously welcomed in 
the former relation, but in the latter let severely 
alone, grounding his argmnent on the Wash- 
ingtonian policy of non-intervention in the 




domestic affairs ut foreign countries. On leav- 
ing the senate in 1853 he refused to be consid- 
ered as a candidate for governor. 

W'itli the expiration of j\lr. Miller's second 
term ended the line of able and accomplished 
senators that the Whigs of New Jersey fur- 
nished to the Union — I'Velinghuysen, South- 
ard. Dayton, Miller — a line never renewed; 
for, when power again passed from the hands 
of the Democracy of New Jersey, the Whig 
party was no more. Against this result no 
man struggled more zealously than the last 
\\ hig senator of the state. In the presidential 
campaign of 1852 he uiiheld the Whig banner 
in a succession of masterly speeches, and when 
tiiat standard had gone down in what proved 
to be irretrievable defeat, he still endeavored 
to rally the flying s'|uadrons, refill the skeleton 
regiments, and reinforce the army in general, 
publishing as late as December, 1854, a series 
of strong and eloc|uent papers, insisting on the 
maintenance of the Whig principles, but recom- 
mending as a concession to the spirit of the 
times the substitution of the name "American,' 
and the enlargement of the i)latforni so as "to 
condense into one efficient power the public fac- 
tions" into which the people were subdivided. 
Events j^roved too powerful for his logic, and 
in 1855 he abandoned the struggle and cast in 
his lot with the Republican party, to which 
with characteristic steadfastness he adhered 
for the remainder of his life. But the end was 
near, and the passage to it thick-set with in- 
firmities, so that he was not able to do all that 
he would have wished to do for his country 
in the crisis of her fate. Yet he did much, 
both with his voice and pen, cheering the de- 
spondent, convincing the doubtful, shaming the 
lukewarm, applauding the ardent, and quicken- 
ing all. His conviction that the L'nion would 
be victoriously maintained was clear and abid- 
ing, lie foretold the triumph of his country, 
but did not live to see it; sinking beneath his 
increasing infirmities he died, leaving a wife 
and a large family of sons and daughters, two 
of the former being in the navy, the elder dis- 
tinguished for gallant conduct during the civil 
war. and two lawyers of New York of high 
abilities and attainments. He married, No- 
vember 7. 1825. Mary, daughter of George 
Perrott and Louisa Edwina Saunderson Mc- 
Culloch (see McCulloch). Children: i. Ed- 
wina Louisa, born .August 20, 1826: died Au- 
gust 18, 1888; married, as second wife, An- 
thony Ouinton, son of Dr. Edward Ouinton 
and Mary Parry (Aertsen) Keasbey. for whose 
ancestry see name in index. 2. Elizabeth, born 

September 18. 1828, died August 14. 1852; 
married, as first wife, .Anthony Quinton Keas- 
bey. 3. Frances h'ord, Ixjrn September 1. 1830, 
died July 1. i<jo(>: married Luman N. Hitch- 
cock. I'cbruary. 18(10. 4. George Macculloch, 
born .May 4, 1832 ; referred to below. 5. Lind- 
ley lloft'man. born March 2(>. 1834; died July 
3. 1864; referred to below. (). Henry William, 
born May 8. 183A; died January 30, 1904; re- 
ferred to below. 7. h'rancis McCulloch, born 
September 2^. 1839; died August 29, 1854. 8. 
Leverett Saltonstall, born August 8. 1843; died 
September 18, 1845. 9- Jacob William, born 
June I. 1847; referred to below. 

(R) George Macculloch, son vi Jacoli 
Welsh and Mary McCulloch .Miller, was burn 
at Morristown, May 4, 1832. At the age of 
eighteen he graduatetl from Burlington Col- 
lege, and after studying law under his father 
and taking a course at the Harvard Law 
.Schocjl. he was admitted to the bar of New 
Jersey and of New York. In 1854 he decided 
to practice in New York City, where he soon 
obtained a high position as a lawyer and a 
man of energy and accurate and careful legal 
habits. He was conse(|uently employed as 
counsel and attorney for many large institu- 
tions. In 1871 he became president of the 
Newport & Wickford Railroad & Steamboat 
Company; in 1873 ^ clirector of the New York. 
Providence & lioston Railroad Company, and 
subsec|ucntly was chosen as its vice-president. 
In 1879 he was elected president of the Provi- 
dence i!t Stonington Steamship Company, antl 
was also president of the Denver, LUah & 
Pacific Railroad Company for the six years 
ending 1887. For a time he was president of 
the ilousatonic Railroad Company, and for 
many years has been one of the leading di- 
rectors of the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad Com])any. He founded the firm 
of Miller, Peckham & Dixon, which is one of 
the leading corporations of the state. Mr. 
Miller is also a trustee of the Central Trust 
Com])any and the Bank of Savings, as well as 
of Greenwood Cemetery. He has been fore- 
most in religious and benevolent activities of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church, and was one 
of the original trustees of the Cathedral of St 
John the Divine, and is still devoting his ener- 
gies towards the completion of that magnificent 
edifice. Since 1869 he has taken an active 
interest in St. Luke's Hospital, and is to-day 
its president, having been frequently re-elected 
to that position. He is also president of the 
Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association of 
.\'ew York, and a warden of St. Thomas 



Church. Ill poHtics he has always been a Re- 
pubHcan, and was one of the committee of 
.seventy to advance municipal reform. Mr. 
Miller married, in 1857. Elizabeth, daughter of 
Lindley ^Murray Hoffman; children: Hoff- 
man: Mary Louisa (now Airs. William Bard 
Mc\ ickar j ; Leverett Saltonstall : Elizabeth 
i\gnes (now Mrs. Godfrey Brinley ) ; Edith 

(I\') Lindley Hoffman, son of Jacob Welsh 
and Mary McCuUoch Miller, was born at 
Morristown. New Jersey, i\larch 26, 1834. 
graduated from Burlington College, 1852, sub- 
sequently admitted to the bar and practiced 
law in Xew York, showing great ability in his 
profession and as a young orator and poet 
Notable among his addresses was one delivered 
before the Delta I'si fraternity on December 
27. 1855. which was considered a memorable 
effort for a man of twenty-one. The subject 
was the "Responsibilities of Literary ]Men.' 
On this occasion a poem was read by Stewart 
L. Woodford, who was his intimate friend, 
and afterwards our minister to Spain and presi- 
dent of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Com- 
mission. At the outbreak of the war he joined 
the Seventh Regiment as a private, serving 
with it at .\nnapolis and Washington in 1861, 
and at Baltimore in 1862. Having lost his 
wife and only child he accepted an appomt- 
ment as captain of Company H, First Regi- 
ment .Arkansas \olunteers, and was ordered 
to Goodrich Landing, Louisiana. This was 
one of the first of the negro organizations to 
be mustered into the .service. His commission 
was dated November 5, 1863. He was in com- 
mand during the fight at Snyder's Bluff', near 
Roaches Plantation, Alarch 30, 1864, repulsmg 
the enemy and covering a retreat of the cavalry. 
On April 9, 1864. he was promoted to major. 
Fifth Regiment Missouri Colored Troops, 
which afterwards became the Seventy-second 
L'nited .States Colored Infantry. Having con- 
tracted fever on the Mississippi river, he re- 
turned home and died at Morristown, New 
Jersey, julv 3. 1864. lie married .Anne Hunt- 
ington Trac\-, in 1862. She was born June 10, 
1838, and died September 5, 1863. 

(I\') Henry William, son of Jacob Welsh 
and Mary (McCuUoch) Miller, was born at 
Morristown, New Jersey, May 8, 1836, and 
died at Morristown, January 30, 1904. He 
was graduated from the Xaval Academy on 
June 8, 1857. and June 26, 1857, reported for 
duty on board the Ignited States ship "Minne- 
sota." having received his warrant as midship- 
man lune 10. The cruise of the "Minnesota" 

to China was memorable both for speed-break- 
ing records and on account of the new type of 
>ail and steam-frigate which she represented, 
and the incidents of her career brought reputa- 
tion to her ct>mmander, Captain S. F. DuPont. 
anil strong letters of recommendation from 
him to Miller. The latter performed special 
duty with Hon. W. B. Reed at Tien Sing, 
when our men-of-warsmen held at bay the 
inhaliitants of that populous region. On June 
4, 185Q, he was detached from the "Minne- 
sota" at P.oston, and reported on board the 
L'nited .States shiyi "Mohican," at Portsmouth, 
Xew Hampshire, Xovember 29, 1859, serving 
on l)oard that vessel on the coast of Africa, 
and ]iarticipating in the capture of the last 
slaver, the "Erie." The captain of the slaver 
was later hanged in Xew York. Miller was 
])romoted to passed midshipman June 25, i860, 
and October 24 same year to master. During 
.April, 1861, the "Mohican" was ordered home, 
arriving at New York about July ist. Her 
captain was S. W. Gordon. He was then 
ordered to Hampton Roads, and the vessel 
was one of the large fleet which assembled 
there in the early days of October under Du- 
PoiU. On the way to Port Royal, and on the 
night of Xovember ist. Miller, during a heavy 
gale oft' llatteras, rescued, after six hours 
work, in an open boat, the crew of the "Peer- 
less." for which act he was commended ofifi- 
cially. He participated in the battle of Port 
Royal on Thursday, Xovember 7, and received 
the battle flag of the "Mohican" from Gordon, 
after the action, for duty well performed. On 
March 4, 1862, he took possession of Fort 
Clinch, near Fernandina, and also participated 
in the attacks on P>runswick, Georgia, and 
(ither engagements. On July 9, 1862, he 
was detached from the "Mohican" at Phila- 
delphia, and reported September 4th for duty 
as inspector of gunnery at the Xew York Xavy 
Yard. In October he was ordered to the frigate 
"Colorado," and was in the engagement off 
Mobile, and served on board of her in the Gulf 
until February 18, 1864. From February 23 
to Alarch 7 he was on duty on board the 
"Xererus," and on the latter date joined the 
"Mendota," Captain E. T. Nichols. During 
this service he participated in the battles of 
Fort Darling, Drury's Bluff, Hewletts.- Deep 
Bottom, and other fights on the James river, 
being detached from the "Mendota" Septem- 
ber 23, 1864. He was then ordered to the 
Xaval .Academy, reporting there October 24th. 
( )n March 3, 1865, he was commissioned 
lieutenant-commander; while attached to the 

STATE OF NEW ir':Ksi-:v 


Naval Academy, he served on board the 
"Marblehead" from June 13 until September 
25, 1865. On April 3, 1866, he was detached 
from the Naval Academy, and resigned from 
the navy at Philadelphia, April 10, 1866. He 
then returned to Morristown, New Jersey, and 
in 1871 was elected recorder, and in 1880 mayor 
of tiie city. For many years he served as 
president of the Morris County Savings Bank 
and of the Morristown Safe Deposit Company, 
and as one of the pilot commissioners of New 
Jersey. He was a member of various orders, 
including the Loyal Legion, Navy League, 
Naval Academy Graduates' Association, and 
Naval Order, being also a warden of St. 
Peter's Church. Captain Aliller died in the 
house in which he was born, and was buried 
in the graveyard of the church which his father 
had helped organize. A fellow officer wrote of 
him in the ,lniiy and Nai'V Joiinia! of Febru- 
ary 20, 1904, as follows: "The uplifting in- 
fluence of his Christian character can scarcely 
be overestimated. It jiermeated the ships in 
which he served, the locality where he lived. 
His house was the spot frequented by men to 
discuss the future of tlie navy, and recount 
the deeds of its past. His was the cheerful 
brightness begotten of broad sympathy with 
his fellow man. The crowded church on the 
day of his funeral showed the loving respect 
of his fellow townsmen; deputations from cor- 
porations and military orders filled the pews, 
while a rear admiral headed the pall bearers, 
who were his distinguished loving friends and 
neighbors." He married, August 13. 1862, 
Catharine Seton Hoffman. 

(IV) Jacob W'illiam (2), son of Jacob 
Welsh and Mary (McCulloch) Miller, was 
born in Morristown, New Jersey, June I, 1847, 
and is now living in that place. Entering the 
Naval Academy in September, 1863. he grad- 
uated June, 1867, and lived the ordinary 
routine life of junior officer until 1872, serving 
on the European, Pacific and West Indian 
stations. He was then a])])ointed to special serv- 
ice in connection with the Nicaragua Inter- 
Oceanic Canal Survey in 1872, and surveyed a 
portion of the Western Divide, and had charge 
of the hydrographic work on the San Juan 
river. He returned to Nicaragua in the autumn 
of 1873 as secretary to the commission ap- 
pointed by the L^nited States government to 
determi]ie the best route for a siiip canal across 
the Isthmus; and after completing this work 
he was engaged in Washington in writing the 
report on the Nicaragua Canal. In 1875 he 
was ordered to the European squadron, and 

servetl in tiie Mediterranean on bciard the 
"Franklin." During the winter of 1877-78 he 
was on board the "Vandalia," when Cieneral 
( Irant visited the Levant in the course of his 
celebrated trip around the world. Having com- 
pleted his three years of sea service in Euro- 
pean waters, Mr. Aliller was assigned to duty 
at the Naval .Kcademy as instructor of ordnance 
and gunnery, where he remained until 1881, 
when he was once more ordered to sea, and 
made his last cruise in the United States ship 
"Jamestown" as her navigator from San Fran- 
cisco to New York, when that vessel came to 
the Atlantic under sail. This was probably 
the last sailing man-of-war that went around 
Cape Horn. After returning from this voyage 
he left the navy and went to Kansas, where he 
became identified with railroad interests, and 
was made vice-president and general manager 
of the St. Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita rail- 
road. He remained with the above railroad 
and other corporations in the west until May, 
1800, when he was tendered and accepted the 
position of general manager of the Providence 
iS; .Stonington Steamship Company, and of the 
New York, Providence & Boston railroad. In 
May, 1889, he was elected president of the 
Providence & Stonington Steamship Company, 
and snbsec|uently president of the Newport & 
Wickford Railroad and Steamboat Company. 
When the IVovidence & Stonington Steamship 
Company was merged with the properties of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford rail- 
road, he became vice-president of the New 
England Navigation Company, a corporation 
which controlled all the Sound Line steamers, 
resignmg from that position in .\ugust, 1909. 
to accept the vice-presidency of the Cape Cod 
Construction Com])any. Mr. Miller was for 
many years identified with the proposed con- 
struction (if the Nicaragua Canal, acting as 
])resi(lent of the Nicaragua Company. He took 
an active part in the development of the tiaval 
militia of the state as the first commander of 
the New 'S'ork Battalion at its organization in 
1S91, and is now commodore of the naval mili- 
tia of the state of New York. He entered the 
navy in 1898, during the Spanish-American 
war. as lieutenant-commander, and had com- 
luand of the Third District .Auxiliary Naval 
iMirce. In 1894 he was a member of the com- 
mittee on docks. Chamber of Commerce, New 
"\'(>rk, and is still on the committee of nautical 
schiiolship of the city of New York, and in 
ii)Oi;. on the Panama canal committee of the 
Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of 
the fnllowiug clubs: The I'niversitv. on the 



Cduncil of whicli lie served for many years; 
the Century, the Alorristown Club, and is one 
of the council of the Xaval Academy Alumni 
Association of New York. He has been vice- 
commander of the Xaval Order of the L'nited 
States, a member of the Society of Foreign 
Wars, the Xaval and Military Order of the 
Spanish- American W ar, vice-president of the 
Society of Xaval Architects and Marine Engi- 
neers, and as one of the trustees of the Hud- 
son-Fulton Celebration Commission had charge 
of the naval ])arades during the memorable 
celebration of September and October. 1909. 
He is la\- manager of the Seamans' Church 
Institute, a member of the board of managers 
of the New York Infant Asylum, a member of 
the Washington Association of Xew Jersey, 
besides serving on most of the committees for 
the rece|)tion of foreign visitors, including 
Princess Eulalie and Prince Henry. He was 
chairman of the ]ilan and scope committee of 
the Linc(5ln Centenary Committee, and presi- 
dent of the American Steamship Association. 
He married, in Washington. D. C. Novem- 
ber 28, 1874. Katherine, daughter of Captain 
Henry A. and Charlotte (Everett) Wise, of 
\'irginia, who was born in Spezzia, Italy. Her 
father was chief of the P>ureau of Ordnance, 
C S. N., during the civil war, ami her mother 
was a daughter of Hon. Edward Everett. Chil- 
dren : I. Henry Wise, born at Xice, France, 
November 15. 1873: married, October 5, 1899, 
Alice Duer : child. Denning Duer. 2. Dorothea, 
born July 16, 1878; married, September 20. 
1906, James Otis Post ; child, James Otis Post. 
Jr. 3. Charlotte Everett, born November 15. 
1880; married. June 30, 1905, Robert I'.onner 
Bowler; children: Robert P.. P>nwler. Jr.. and 
Katherine Wise Bowler. 

(The .McCiilloch Line). 

(jeorge Perrott McCulloch, born at Bombay, 
December 15, 1775, was a descendant of the 
McCullochs of Galloway. Scotland. His grand- 
father John was proprietor of Barholm Castle, 
the estate having belonged to the family since 
1340. His father. William, was a younger son, 
who early in life entered the military service 
of the East India Company, and at the age of 
forty attained the rank of major of the Fif- 
teenth Sepoys. While in command of this 
battalion and assisted by the "Campbells," he 
gained the notable victory at Annantapore, 
over Hyat Saib, during the early part of 1783. 
Subsequently he and the greater part of his 
command were treacherouslv poisoned bv Tippo 

The son, having lost both his parents, was 
sent to Edinburgh through the instrumentality 
of (ieorge Perrott, after whom he was named, 
and who was one of Warren Hastings's council. 
There he received a most liberal education at 
the university, being the master of five lan- 
guages. .At the age of twenty-five we find him 
a partner of Francis Law, and engaged in 
large financial and diplomatic affairs with the 
East India Company. On December 26, 1801, 
lie was sent to Madrid to conduct certain deli- 
cate and important negotiations. This and 
|)revious trips to I'aris and Holland required 
an intricate knowledge of the languages of the 
countries, and at one time he had to pass 
through Napoleon's army as a German. Upon 
one of these tours he became acquainted with 
Count de Lauriston, the brother of his partner, 
and thus formed an intimacy with the leading 
men of these stirring times. The Laws were 
of Scottish descent, and his father was asso- 
ciated with Francis Law, Sr., in India. 

His health being im]:)aired. he came to .\mer 
ica in the spring of 1806, with his wife and two 
children, and bought, on May 24. 1808, the 
property belonging to Ebenezer Stiles, on Morris 
Plains. New Jersey. This he sold in 181 1. and 
it afterwards passed into the hands of the 
Bunihain family. He had previously pur- 
chased, on .April 10. 1810. from Gen. John 
Doughty, the estate at Morristown known as 
.McCulloch Hall, still occupied by his descend- 
ants. .\ few 3'ears after he settled in Morris- 
town he lost a large part of the property he 
ijrought from England, and in 1814 set about 
to regain his losses by establishing a boys' 
school, which he conducted with great success 
I'cir about fifteen years. Among the lists of 
the scholars are found those of DeKay, Cruger, 
Renwick. Weeks, and other New York fam- 
ilies. On December 20, 1820, he organized the 
Morris County Agricultural Society, and was 
its first president. About this time, while fish- 
ing at Lake Hopatcong, he conceived the idea 
of joining the Delaware and Hudson by a 
canal. He was thus the projector of the Morris 
canal and devoted himself to it with an energy 
and ability that are attested by the whole early 
history of the enterprise. He enlisted the 
interest of De\\"itt Clinton, Prof. Renwick, of 
Columbia College, and extorted from John C. 
Calhoun, secretary of war, the services of such 
persons as General Barnard and Colonel Tot- ' 
ten ; and made the mountain climbing feasible 
by recommending the use of Robert Fulton's 
"inclined planes." His persistence through the 
press as to the necessity of cheap transporta- 




lion fur the newly found anthracite coal, in- 
duced the legislature to pass, on November 15, 
1822, a bill incorporating the Morris Canal and 
Hanking Cotiipany, Mr. McCulloch being ap- 
pointed senior member of the board. Finding 
that the canal was being managed more for the 
benefit of speculators than for the people, he 
began a fight against the "banking" clique, en- 
listing the services of a young lawyer, Jacob 
W. Miller (who married his only daughter on 
Xovember 7, 1825). and together they fought 
the cause of the people, gaining a victory over 
.S. j. Southard, president of the Canal Com- 
pany. l')uth Miller and Southard were after- 
wards in the L'nitcd States senate together. 
the latter iiaving been the school teacher of the 
former. .\t tiie age of fifty Mr. McCulloch 
<lecided to abandon any ideas of public life 
except as through his pen and example as a 
private citizen he could influence it for good in 
l)oth capacities. Me rendered great service to 
his state and country, contributing many phiio- 
sojihical, religious and ])olitical articles t(_i the 
press, while his home was the center of social 
life in a community which numbered at that 
time some interesting peoi)le. .\ few random 
abstracts from letters in AlcCulloch Hall may 
be of interest as showing side lights on the 
times. "To-day, July 14. 1S24, the town is 
agog witli Lafayette here; h'ord making a 
s]ieech ;" "Aiiller gaudy in a military unif(.)rm." 
"The Thebauds ( 1S25 ) have bought the Meeker 
farm at I'ottle Hill." .\ year before lioisaubin 
( I'ere I was to be married to Madame Duberc- 
can, and in 1829 Amedee F.oisaubin became en- 
gaged to Miss Thebaud, his old grandfather 
having died in the West Indies and left $700,- 
noo. Whether this fact occurred at a "rout" 
at Orange where all the North Jersey swells 
went, returning by coach in the early morning, 
is not mentioned, nor what people drank at the 
ball, although there was ])lenty of champagne 
when Rev. P>enjaniin Holmes married Jane 
Ogden. October 31, 1829. Holmes was the 
first pastor of St. Peters, the corner-stone hav- 
ing been laid May 14, 1828. Episcopal serv- 
ices had previously been held in the school- 
room belonging to the old Scotch Presbyterian, 
his Church of England wife having got around 
liei doting husband, wIkjsc religious views were 
broad even for these davs, broad enough, in 
fact, to fight in the Palladium of Liberty the 
silly clamor against the Free Masons whicli 
raged through the country in 1828; while the 
whole land went wild for Greek freedom. 
Morristown was selling slaves on the Green, on 
March 10. 1828. the comity paper advertising 

the fact, together with a notice of the won- 
derful railroad drawn by horses, and a steam 
ferry from Pawlus lliiok to Cortlandt street 
every fifteen minutes. 

.Mr. McC'ulIocb occupied many honorary 
positions during his lifetime, .\iiiong them he 
was a member of the board of visitors to West 
Point in 1842. His residence in the various 
imp(.nant states of Europe, his ac(|uaintance 
with their language, and his just perception of 
their true national characteristic, gave to his 
judgment of foreign affairs an unusual value; 
while his long residence in this country made 
him perfectly familiar with our general and 
local iiolitics. Few lives in their earlier years 
displayed more romantic features than his. He 
possessed his full faculties to a ripe and mature 
age, dying at his Morristown home, aged eighty- 
two, on June I, 1858. Mis only son, Francis 
Law .McCulloch, a leading lawyer of .Salem, 
died on June 18, 1859. His wife, Louisa Ed- 
wina Saunderson, a beautiful woman, and be- 
loved by all who knew her, lived until Deceni- 
bei- V'- '8fi,V aged seventy-eight. 

The earliest Englishmen bear- 

H.\LSEV ing the name of Halsey lived in 
the extreme western end of 
( ornwall, between Penzance and Lands End, 
a portion of England so old in story that 
Phoenician navigators are believed to have 
visited it in order to obtain their supplies of 
tin. The solid foundations of the family were 
laid in the reign of Henry \'I1I., when, on the 
rectory of ( ireat (laddesden, county Hertford, 
coming to the Crown, it was that granted by 
that monarch to William llalsey, alias Cham- 
ber. Since that time the estate has been con- 
tinued in the family, and was a few years ago 
in the ])ossession of Thomas Frederick Halsey, 
l-'s(|., M. P., whose ancestors have lived thereon 
for over three hundred and fifty years. 

( I ) John Halsey. of the Parsonage, (_ireat 
(iaddesden. county liertfor<l, was living in 
I 5 1 2. 

( II ) William, son of John llalsey, died in 

1541). He married .Mice , who died in 

1557. Children: Robert, William. Thomas, 
flarry, Isabel, James, Elizabeth. 

( lil ) William (2 ), son of William ( 1 ) and 
.Mice Halsey, died May 1596, and married 

.\nna . Children: John, William, Rob 

ert (referred to below), Raljili, Edward, 
Thomas, Triamore, Philip, Joan, .\niie. 

( i\) Robert, son of William (2) and Anne 
llalsey, died October, 1618. He married Doro- 
tli\-. daughter of William Downes, of Linslade 



cuuiity r>uck>. w liu died in September, 1620. 
Children: 1. William, baptized June 23, 1690. 
2. Thomas, referred to below. 3. Duncombe, 
died before 1633. 4. James, buried March 12, 
1641, in the chancel of Saint Alphege, London, 
of which he had been rector ; with his brother 
William was granted a coat-of-arms January 
^' ^^''S3- 5- Fdward. 6. Jane. 7. Joane. 8. 
Mary. y. Amy. 10. Ann. 11. Avis. 12. 
Hester. 13." Sara. 14. Dorothy. 

(V) Thomas (first in the American line), 
son of Robert and Dorothy (Downes) Halsey, 
was born in tjreat Gaddesden, January 2, 1591- 
92, and died in Southampton, Long Island, Au- 
gust 2/, 1678. He became a mercer in Lon- 
don, and August 10. 1621, was living at N'aples, 
Italy, from which place he wrote to his brother 
William a letter which has been preserved that 
gives a graphic account of the conditions of 
travelling in those days. In 1637 he is found 
at Lynn, Massacliusetts, owning one hundred 
acres of land, and being a resident of the town 
during the stirring epoch of the first synod of 
-Massachusetts, the trial and banishment of 
.•\nn Hutchinson, and the persecutions of John 
Wheelright, the Quakers and the witches, and 
it is possible that it was in consequence of these 
events that he determined to emigrate to Long 
Island, w'hich he did with the founders of that 
town in 1640, becoming, it is said, "the richest 
man in the place." In 1648, when the site of 
the village was changed from Old Town street, 
to the present Main street, Thomas Halsey's 
residence was south of the old homestead of 
the late l-'rancis W. Cook. Thomas Halsey 
became very influential in town affairs, and in 
1664 was a delegate to the general court at 
Hartford, became active in establishing the 
jurisdiction of Connecticut over Southampton, 
and in 1669 was again the town's representa- 
tive. He was a man of independent spirit and 
strong will, and appears to have been very out- 
spoken. March 16, 1643, he was reprimanded 
by the town meeting for the manner of his 
speech to Daniel Howe, and on several occa- 
sions was fined for his outspokeness. When 
the Dutch recaptured New York and laid claim 
to Southampton, Thomas Halsey was vigorous 
in opposing them, although at that time one of 
the oldest citizens in the place. That he had 
the right to coat armor is proven by the fact 
that he is styled "gentleman" in the old records. 
.November i, 1776. he was named in the con- 
firmatory patent and December 6, 1686, his 
name is found in Gov. Dongan's patent. He 
married (first) Phebe , who was mur- 
dered 1)\ the Indians, either some from New 

England who wished to e.xcite a war in the 
Southampton settlement, or by some from 
Long Island at their instigation. He married 
(second) July 25, 1660, Ann, widow of Ed- 
ward Johnes. Children, all by first wife: 

Thomas, died about 1688, married Mary ; 

Isaac referred to below; Daniel, born about 
1636, (lied i()82, married Jemima ; Eliz- 
abeth, married Richard Howell. 

(\ 1) Jsaac, son of Thomas and Phebe Hal- 
sey, was born about 1628, and died January 21, 
1725. He was a man in middle life, and 
already a land owner at the time of his father's 
death, and in 1698, with several other lialseys, 
he is named in a list of the inhabitants of 
Southampton. In the Dongan patent, Decem- 
ber 6, 1686, he is named as one of the trustees 
of Southampton, and he lived on the west side 
of Main street near the north end of the town, 
and was buried in the old graveyard at South- 
ampton. He married Mary — . Children : 

1. Isaac, born 1C64, died March 23, 1752 ; mar- 
ried Phebe, supposed to have been daughter 
of Edward Howell. 2. Joseph, referred to 
below. 3. Daniel, born about 1670; married, 

August 1710, Mary . 4. Joshua, born 

1<)74, died about 1734; married Martha, daugh- 
ter of .\braham Willman. 5. Thomas, died 
January, 1764, married and left issue. 6. Eliz- 
abeth, married Howell. 7. Samuel. 8. 

.Mary, married Post. 9. Jemima, mar- 
ried Jc>hn Larison. lo-ii. Possibly also Anna, 
born 1675, 'i''-'^' J"ly 3> 1/14. ^"^ Ruth, born 
1668. died December 9, 1770. 

(\ II) Joseph, son of Isaac and Mary Hal- 
sey, was born in Southampton, Long Island, 
in 1668, and died in Elizabethtown, New Jer- 
sey, April 17, 1725. He emigrated to New 
Jersey about 1664, and lived at Wheatsheaf 
Tavern, about midway between Elizabeth and 
Railway. 1 le married, probably, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Daniel and Jemima Halsey, his 
first cousin. Children: Daniel, died 1727, 
married .Abigail : Joshua; Joseph, re- 
ferred to below: Elizabeth; Anna; Timothy; 
Isaac: Nathaniel. The last three were under 
age Xcivember 4, 1723, when their father wrote 
lii>. w ill, and Elizabeth was married. 

(\ HI) (ieneral Joseph, son of Joseph and 
h^lizabeth (Halsey) Halsey, was born about 
1695, and died December 16, 1771, his will 
being dated June i, 1765, and proved March 
J-,. 1772, and he and his second wife are buried 
in the churchyard of the First Presbyterian 
Church at Elizabeth. He lived near the Wheat- 
sheaf Tavern, and married (first) Elizabeth, 
daughter of Stephen Haines, and (second) 



Abigail , who died January i8, 1777, in 

her seventy-second year. Children: i. Re- 
becca Miller, born about 1728, died October 
5, 1785 ; married Thomas Williams. 2. Joseph, 
born 1730, died July 9- 1813; married (first) 
Mary Armstrong, (second) Anna Van Arsdale, 
(third) Elizabeth Ryerson. 3. Sarah, married 
1754, Joshua Conklin. 4. Daniel, born 1739, 
died November 16. 1801 ; major in the revolu- 
tion, married (first) March 28, 1762, Abigail 

Williams, (second) Mary . 5. Isaac, 

referred to below. 6. Phebe, married Ijenja- 
min Crane, Jr., of Westfield. 7. Hannah, mar- 
ried (first) I'enjamin Miller, (second) Gen- 
eral William Crane, of Elizabeth. 8. Abigail, 
married James Miller, of I'iscataway. 9. 
Rachel, Ixirn about 1743, died March 20. 1783. 
married, January 5, I7()2, Benjamin Magie^ 
of Elizabethtown. 10. Deborah, died March 
i(), 1836: married (first) James Magie, (sec- 
ond) Isaiah Meeker, iif .\'ew fnividence. 11. 
Xancy. or \una, married John Hamilton, of 

(IX) Isaac, son of General Joseph Halsey, 
was born in 1741, and died November 24. 
[788. and is buried at Scotch I'lains. He owned 
much laud l)etween Westfield and Scotch 
i'lains. and was a man of considerable means 
He was an active jiatriot, and on the breaking 
out of the revolution became a member of the 
committee of safety, and paymaster and 
(|uartermaster of the Essex militia, and his de- 
scendants have many receipts and documents 
to show the requisitions made upon him for 
supplies and for furnishings to the patriot 
army. August 20, 1778, and also at several 
other times, he is requested by Joseph Lewis 
to furnish the money to pay the militia. In the 
New Jersey Journal of December 3, 1788, the 
following obituary of him was given : "On 
Monday. 24th of this instant, departed this 
life, in the forty-eighth year of his age, Mr. 
Isaac Halsey. ( )n Wednesday following, his 
funeral was attended by a respectable con- 
course of people, and a discouse suitable to the 
occasion delivered from 2 Cor. vii:io by Rev. 
Mr. \'an Horn. In him the public have lost a 
respectable citizen and the church a liberal 
benefactor." He married, March 12, 1761, Re- 
becca, daughter of Henry and Anna (Tulon) 
(iarthwaite, whose grandfather, Maximillian 
Tulon, married a French emigre. She died 
January 17, 1788, in the forty-fifth year of her 
age. and in her obituary, published in the New 
Jersey Jouninl of January 30, 1788, it is said: 
".She passed tlirough a lingering and tedious 
illness in which slie exhibited an uncommon 

degree of ])atience and fortitude, and at last 
met death with the humble resignation which 
Christianity inspires, having left the world 
without a groan. ,\s to herself, her friends 
have the consolation to hope that she has ex- 
changed the trials and vanities of this life for 
a blessed and glorious immortality," Children: 
I. Mary, died in infancy. 2. Isaac, died Au- 
gust <). 1780, aged nineteen. 3. Infant, died 
unnamed. 4. Henry, a lawyer, removed to 
Wilmington, North Carolina; married Sus- 
anna, daughter of William and .\nn Ross. 5. 
Ichabod ISenton, M. D., born about April 26, 
^ J_726, died May 3, 1818; married, November 
' 19, 1789, Maria, or Tatty, Williams. 6. Will- 
iam, bi'rn 1770, married Julia lledden, 7. 
Jemima, died August 28, 1808. 8. Benjamin, 
said to have gone south. 9. Jacob Benton, 
referred to below. 10. Mary, or I'olly, bom 
1783, (lied March 14, 1787. 

( X ) Jacob Benton, son of Isaac and Re- 
becca ( ( iarthwaite ) Halsey, died at Camptown, 
near Newark, New Jersey, June 24, 181 5. He 
was the editor of the Newark Gazette, and a 
publisher of books. He served as captain in 
war of 1812, and lived at the southwest corner 
of Washington Park and Broad street, and at 
one time in Rector street, and had his ]jrinting 
office in his yard. He married Mary, daughter 
(^if Captain Caleb and Elizabeth (Moriis) 
Wheeler, of Newark, who lived in the stone 
mansion at the corner of Market and Mulberry 
streets. Many acts of kindness to our soldiers 
are related of both the Captain and his wife, 
and deserters from the I>ritish army were hid- 
den and fed by them. .\11 <_il his nc|)hews were 
soldiers and officers in the revolutionary war. 
.\fter Jacob Benton Halsey 's death his widow 
married (second) (jeorge, son of Captain Levi 
Holden, of the revolutionary army, by whom 
she had two children — George Holden, Jr., 
and Otis Holden. Children of Jacob Benton 
and Mary (Wheeler) Halsey: Caleb, born 
about 1800, died December 26, 1816; Sarah 
Pierson, born October 3, 1803, died Sei)tem- 
ber 30, 1863, married, October 3, 1822, Ed- 
wartl Lenniel Hedenberg, of Newtown, Long 
Island: Charles Henry, referred to below. 

( Nl ) Rev. Charles Henry Halsey, D. D., son 
of Jacob P.enton and Mary (Wheeler) Halsey, 
was born February 22, 1810, and died May 2, 
1855. He studied law with his uncle William 
Halsey, with whom he lived after bis father's 
death. .After the death of his first wife he 
entered the (ieneral Theological Seminary in 
New ^'ork City, and was ordained to the min- 
istry of the Protestant Eiiiscopal Church, and 



became rector of Christ Church, Xew York. 
His death was the result of an accident, the 
following account of which is taken from the 
Mav York Herald of May 3, 1855. "A most 
sad casualty yesterday deprived us of one of 
our most exemjilary clergymen, the Rev. 
Charles H. Halsey, rector of Christ Church. 
It appears that Mr. Halsey was visiting the 
new building now in ])rogress adjoining the 
Everett House, on Union Square, for the pur- 
pose of inspecting parts of the workmanship, 
to which his attention had been drawn in view 
of the erection of a parsonage for his church. 
He was standing at the fourth floor of the edi- 
fice looking through the opening of the large 
central window, which are as yet without 
sashes. In approaching the sill of this window, 
unusually near the floor, he probably lost his 
balance and fell through to the ground, a dis- 
tance of some sixty feet, lie never spoke after 
the fall, and 'survived the injury but half an 
hour. A very large circle ni attached friends 
will join with the congregation which Mr. Hal- 
sey so w(irthil_y served, in deploring this disas- 
trous event which has deprived the community 
of one of its most faithful, laborious, and con- 
sistent ministers of the g(.)spel. Mr. Halsey 
was in his forty-sixth year. He was a son-in- 
law of President King, of Columbia College. 
'Phe funeral will be on May 5th, at Christ 
Church, from hi> late residence, 9 East i8th 
street, burial at Jamaica. Long Island." 

He married (first) Mary l'>oeruni Smith, ol 
New York, (second) September 18. 1838. 
Eliza Gracie, daughter of Charles and Eliza 
(Gracie) King, (see King). Children, one by 
first wife: l. Mary, died in infancy, January 
18, 1842. 2. Eliza Gracie, born .April 25. 1840: 
married Col. Charles Crook Suydam (see Suy- 
dam). 3. Emily, born Jatuiary 2^. 1843: mar- 
ried Frederic \\'illiam \ incent (see Vincent). 
4. Esther King, born lanuarv 1, 184^: married 
J. (). Pinneo, M. D., of Elizabeth. '5- Charles 
Henry King, referred to below. 6. William 
I'^rederic. I'. S. N., born April 11, 1853, mar- 
ried .\nnie Brewster, of Elizabeth ; children : 
William I-'rcderic. junior, born October 30. 
1882, and Deborah Grant, born November 21, 
T88fi, married Archibald Douglass Turnbull. 
who was born October 6, 1887. 

(.\II) Charles Henry King Halsey. son of 
Rev. Charles Henry and Eliza Gracie ( King) 
Halsey. was born in .\'ew York City. July 2. 
1850. and is now living in I'^lizabeth, Xew Jersey. 
When he was five years old his mother placed 
him in Cliirst (hurch .School, in Elizabeth. 
after which lie wa-- --ent to and graduated from 

Dr. Pingry's School. In 1867 he entered the 
office of a broker in Wall street, New York 
City, where he remained until 1873, when he 
took a position in the National City Bank of 
.Xew York. In 1882 he came to Elizabeth, 
Xew Jersey, as paying teller of the National 
.Slate Bank of that city, a position he continued 
to hold until 1901, when he was chosen secre- 
tary and treasurer of the L'nion County Trust 
Ctmipany. Since 1905 he has been president 
of the same institution. In politics Mr. Halsey 
is a Republican, and from 1898 to 1891 he was 
alderman for the Sixth Ward of Elizabeth. 
He is a member of the New Jersey Historical 
.Society; of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, through his great-grandfather, Rufus 
King; and of the Founders and Patriots of 
.\merica. He is also president of the Elizabeth 
Club, and a member of the Baltusrol Golf 
Club. For the last twenty years he has been 
senior warden of Trinity Protestant Episcopal 
Church in Elizabeth. He married, October 13, 
1885. Helen Isabelle, daughter of Robert Gos- 
man and Lavina (Sausman) Kittle, and grand- 
daughter of Rev. .\ndrew Xicholas Kittle, one 
time Dominie of Red Hook, Xew York. Chil- 
dren : .\lfred DeWitt. born July 5. 1888: 
Eliza Gracie, January 20. 1890: Helen Isabelle, 
.March 17. 1892. 

iThf Kins l.inel. 

( I ) Rufus King, revolutionary statesman 
and ])atriot, was born in Scarborough, Maine, 
in 1753, and died in New York City, April 29, 
1827. He was the eldest son of Richard King, 
a successful merchant of Scarborough. He 
graduated from Harvard L'niversity in 1777, 
and studied law with Chief Justice Theophilus 
Parsons, at Xewburyport. While thus engaged 
he became aide to {',en. ( dover whom he served 
in the unsuccessful Rhode Island expedition. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1780, and soon 
took high rank, taking his seat in 1783 in the 
general court of Massachusetts, to which he 
was several times re-elected, becoming also a 
member of the Continental congress in Decem- 
ber. 1784, and being re-elected thereto in March, 
1785. and 1786, and introducing in 1785 a 
resolution |)rohibiting slavery in the Xorth- 
west Territory, the substance of which was 
subse<|uentl\' incorporated by his colleague, 
Xathan Dane, into the famous Ordinance of 
1787. He took a ])rominent part in the pro- 
ceedings of the convention of 1787 which 
framed the I'^ederal Constitution, and in the 
.Massachusetts convention called to decide 
upon the adoption or rejection of that instru- 




imiit. he \\a> in>tninKntal in st'cnring ratiti- 
catiiin. In 1788 he removed to New York 
City, wliere he was elected to the state assem- 
i)ly in 1789, and in the same year elected also 
to the L'nited States senate, where he at once 
took a high place as a leader of the Federalists. 
I Ic was re-elected to the senate in 1795. and in 
1796 he accepted from President Washington, 
who had previously offered him, a place in his 
cahinet as secretary of state, the responsible 
post of minister to England, and he distin- 
guished himself highly in the dij^lomatic serv- 
ice, in which he continued until 1803. In the 
year following his return he was mentioned as 
candidate for the senate and for governor of 
Xew ^'ork, and as the Federalist candidate for 
vice-president he received fourteen votes, and 
again in 1808, as the I'^ederalist candidate for 
the same office, he received forty-seven vot^s. 
In 1813 and again in 1819 he received the 
honor of an election ti> the I'nited States senate 
by a legislature a majnrity nf which was Re- 
public. During the war with England he did 
not side with the extreme I'ederalists, but sup- 
ported the administration in such measures a-- 
seemed to him to be for tlie general good : 
nevertheless, in 1816, the few Federalist elec- 
troal votes for ])resident were cast for him. 
In 1825-26 he was again minister to England, 
lie married, in 1786, Mary, daughter of John 
Also]), whose father was deputy from New 
N'ork to the first Continental congress. 

( 11 ) Charles, son of Hon. Rufus and Mary 
I .\lso]i ) King, was born in New York City. 
-March 16, 1789, and died in Frascati, Italy. 
October. 1867. He was educated at Harrow. 
England, and in Paris, while his father was 
minister to the court of St. James. Return- 
ing to Xew York in 1806, after a short experi- 
ence as clerk in the banking house of Hope & 
Company in Amsterdam, he entered the cm- 
ploy of Archibald Gracie, becoming his son-in- 
law and partner four years later. In 1813 he 
was elected to the New York legislature, and 
tiiough opposed to war with England, he en- 
listed as a volunteer in 1814 and 1813. The 
firm in which he was a partner failing, he be- 
came associated with Yerplanck as editor and 
proprietor of the N czc York American, which 
they ably edited together from 1823 to 1827, 
ancl he alone as sole editor from 1827 to 1847. 
In 1840 he became president of Columbia Col- 
lege, at which time he received the degree of 
LE. U. from both Princeton and Harvard Uni- 
versities. Owing to failing health he resigned 
this position in 1863 and went abroad. 

(Jll) I'lliza (Iracie. daughter of Charles 
King, EL. D., was born in Xew York City, 
December 18, 1810, and died in Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, August 7, 1883. September 18, 1838, 
she married Rew Charles Henry, son of Jacob 
I'.enton .iml .Mar\- (Wheeler) Halsev. 

Ciilonel Iharles Cn>ok Suydam, son of 
llenry and .\lniira ( \'an Xostrand) Suydam, 
was burn in .\ew York City, June 3, 1836. He 
graduated from L'olumbia College in 1856, re- 
ceiving his A. AI. degree in 1859, and is now a 
counsellor at law, with offices at 206 Broad- 
way, Xew York City. He served during the 
civil war, being commissioned in 1864 lieu- 
tenant .-ol<inel. I'hird Xew Jersey Cavalry. He 
married, .\pril 18, i860, Eliza Gracie, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Charles Henry and Eliza Gracie 
(King) Halsey. Children: i. Eliza (Oracle, 
born February, 1861. 2. Margaret R., born 
.Xoveniber 3, 1864; married James M. S. 
lirewster. and lias: James N. S. Pirewster, 
Jr.. born June 19, 1889; Margaret S. Brewster. 
July 1891 : ,\lice King Brewster, 1893; Charles 
.^uydam P.rewster ; .Sydney Stephens Brews- 
ter; and Harold Suydam I5rewster. 3. Charles 
King, liorn December 21, 1866, died February 
3. 1867. 4. Emily Halsey, born July 31, 1866. 
3. .Mice King, born November 4, 1869: mar- 
ried. ( )ctober 28, 1905, Joseph How land Big- 
lev : child, .Alice King Bigley, born September 

26. 1906. 6. Frederica David, born September 
8. 1874: married Edward Augustus Weeks: 
chililren : Edward Augustus Weeks, Jr., born 
I""ebruary 19, 1898: Rufus King Weeks. Feb- 
ruary. 1903: hrederica Suydam Weeks, No- 
vember 2H, 1904: Eliza (iracie Weeks, Sep- 
tember 17, 1907. 7. PIsther King, born July 

27, 1878; married. June 4, 1899, Raymond 
.Stone, U. S. N. Children : Raymond Stone, 
Jr.. born September 8, 1900: Esther King 
Stone, November 29, 1901 ; Charles Halsey 
.Stone, born in Island of Luzon, Philippines, 
.September 8, 1603: John King Stone, born 
October 6, 1903: .Mexander ( iraham Intone. 
March 16. 1907. 

I'rederic X'incent was born in 1777, and dieil 
June 30, 1873. He lived in Virginia, and mar- 
ried Susan ^Ii!nor. born October 22. 1817. died 
July 30. 1888. Children: i. Frederic William, 
referred to below. 2. Charles F., born June 15. 
1834. 3. Emily, November 17, 1835. 4. Harry 
W.. July 1837. 5. Eleanor M., born October 



28, 1839: married George Fuller, of New York. 
6. Louis, born 1844, died aged sixteen, killed 
in the civil war. 

Frederic William, son of Frederic and Susan 
( Milnor ) X'incent, was born in Xorfolk, Vir- 
ginia. February 17, 1833, and died in Elizabeth, 
New Jersey, January i. 1907. He obtained his 
early education in Xorfolk, and afterwards 
was sent to school in Philadelphia. He then 
studied civil engineering, and came to New 
York City, where after a time he went into the 
brokerage business, which he followed until he 
retired in 1900. In politics he was a Democrat. 
He was a communicant of Christ Protestant 
Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, where he mar- 
ried, May 27, 1867, Emily, daughter of Rev. 
Charles Henry and Eliza Gracie (King) Hal- 
sey. Children: i. Eliza Halsey, born March 
I, 1869. 2. Eleanor Mihior, January 15, 1874, 
died Xovember 25, 1877. 3. Emma Lx)uise. 
born Xovember 4, 1876: married. Alay 24, 
1899. James Hude Xeilson (see index under 
Xeilson family ). Children: Eleanor \'incent 
Xeilson. born March 2^,, 1900 : Catharine Pjcek- 
man Xeilson, October 7, 1905. 

Between 1625 and 1675 there 
DE CAMP was a large family of Prot- 
estant De Camp at J\Iontauban. 
I5etween I(KX) and 1780 there w^s a great 
Roman Catholic family of Du Campe at Bou- 
logne and an indication of Decamps at Rouen. 
Perhaps a clue to the ancestor of the Xew 
Jersey family of the name may be found in 
connection with Laurent De Camps, who was 
chief surgeon at Mauberge, and with Laurent 
De Camps, who was Sieur de Bernoville in 
1746. M any rate the statement that the 
founder of the New Jersey family was a rela- 
tive of the Xicholas Camp who went from 
\\'etiiersfield to Milford, Connecticut, in 1639, 
had a son or grandson, W'illiam Campe, who 
reuKned to Xewark, Xew Jersey, about 1665, 
is without the slightest proof, and in addition 
the prefix De does not appear among any mem- 
bers of the Milford-Xewark families, and there 
is conclusive evidence that this latter family 
was of English origin. 

(I) Laurens Jansen De Camp, the founder 
of the family at present under consideration, 
was a French Huguenot who arrived in this 
country about 1664, and appears to have been 
the first and the only one of his name who 
came to the shores of the Xew Xetherland. He 
was [irobably born in the province of either 
Picarde or Xormandy about 1643. He arrived 
in Xew Amsterdam in compaiu- with other 

Huguenots from Holland, but the name of the 
vessel in which he crossed the ocean i.s un- 
known. In 1687 he appears on the rolls of 
Kings county, Xew York. In 1675 he is on 
the assessment rolls of Xew Ctrecht, and two 
years later he and his wife are among the 
church members of the same place, where he 
undoubtedly lived from 1664 to 1688. Shortly 
after this date he must have removed to Staten 
Island. Xew York, where there was a large 
Huguenot settlement and a French church 
established as early as 1680. On Decemljer 30, 
1 701, he joined in a petition to King W'illiam 111. 
as one of the inhabitants to Richmond county. 
About 1676 Laurens Jansen De Camp mar- 
ried Elsie, daughter of Gillis and Aetje (Hend- 
ricks ) de Mandeville. and their children were: 

1. Joannes, baptized April 2. 1677, at Brooklyn. 

2. Johannis. baptized February 2, 1679, at Flat 
l)Ush. Will ])robated in Essex county. New 
Jersey. May 28, 1766. He married Mary, 
(laughter of Piter and Mary Praae. 3. Styntze, 
baptized January 16. 1681, married Stoffel 
Christopher, of Staten Island, 4. Hendrick, 
referred to below. 5. Agidius. baptized April 
8, 1683; removed to New Brunswick, New 
Jersey, about 1735; married Henrietta Ellis. 
6. Weraichie, baptized 1685 ; married Charles 
Ellens, of Staten Island. 7. Aeltje. baptized 
about 1690; married Cornells Egmont. 

ill) 1 iendrick. fourth child and third son of 
Laurens Jansen and Elsie Gillis (de Mande- 
ville) De Cam]), was born at New Utrecht 
about 1682, died between June 4 and August 
10. 1 77 1, the dates of executing and proving 
his will. He died in Middlesex county, New 
Jersey, and in case of any controversy in his 
letter he appoints his friend, Joseph Shotwell. 
of Rahway, as a mediator. April 17, 1704. at 
the Dutch Church in New York City, Hend- 
rick (Henry) De Camp married jVIaria de 
Lamars. Their children were: i. Laurens, 
ba])tized February 18, 1704, at Xew Am.ster- 
dam, died young. 2. Laurens, baptized April 
19, 1709. at Staten Island, removed to Som- 
erset county. Xew Jersey. 3. Lammert or Lam- 
bert, baptized April 17, 1711, died about 1790; 
lived at Elizabethtown, New Jersey. 4. Aeltje. 
baptized 1715. 5. Hendrick, baptized 1715, 
died about 1785: lived at \\'oodbridge, a 
Quaker, and married. 6. Johannes, referred to 
below. 7. David, baptized August 2, 1719. 8. 
Gideon, baptized May 21, 1721. 9. ChristofTel. 
baptized February 13, 1725. 10. Benjamin, 
baptized January 21, 1728, at Hackensack ; 
lived and died at Woodbridge, 1759; married. 
I I. Christina, married Woodroflfe. 




(111) jdliu (Johannes), sun of Ik-nrv and 
.Maria ( dc Laniars) Dc Camp, was born at 
Staten Island and baptized there April 17, 1717, 
died October 23, 1782, and buried on the lot be- 
tween Westfield and Railway in a wood near 
the grave of his brother, lienjaniin De Camp. 
About 1733 he married and removed to Wood- 
bridge or Elizabethtown, where he owned a 
plantation which was afterwards divided off to 
Morris De Camp who conveyed it to his son 
Gideon. Among the children of John De 
Camp were: i. Morris, jirobably the sergeant 
in Colonel Elisha Sheldon's Second Regiment 
of Dragoons, Captain liarnet's c(jmpany, who 
was wounded in the foot at Staten Island fight, 
August 23, 1777. 2. Abraham. 3. John. 

( 1\' ) John (2), son of John ( I ) De Camp, 
of W'oodbridge at Elizabethtown, died leaving 
a will ilated January 4, 1843, proved Novem- 
ber 2(). 1844. About 1800 he removed from 
W'oodbridge to New Hanover township, Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, about the same 
time that several of his brothers and cousms, 
the latter the children of his L'ncle John of 
.Somerset county. New Jersey, removed to 
Ohio, lie married Mary Emley, wdio bore 
him nine children: i. Gideon, died withoitt 
issue. 2. Joseph, referred to below. 3. John. 
4. Jaiues. 5. Elizabeth, married John Emley. 
6. Mary, married Thomas Emley. 7. Lydia, 
married William Ilartshorne, Jr. 8. Rebecca, 
married, as his thirfl wife, William Hartshorne, 
Jr., aforementioned as the husband of her 
sister Lydia. 9. Job, died without issue. 

(V) Joseph, son of John (2) and Mary 
(Emley) De Camp, was born in New tlan- 
over township, Burlington county. New Jersey, 
about 1708. lie married and became the father 
of nine children, two of whom are now living: 
I. Andrew Jackson, see forward. 2. Elizabeth, 
married a Mr. Foulke. 3. Mary, married James 
I. Wright. 4. Peter. 5. Joseph. 6. Emily. 7. 
Wardell. 8. Thomas, who was at last accounts 
living in Newark, New Jersey, g. .\delaide, 
died young. 

(VI) Andrew Jackson, son of Joseph De 
Camp, was born on his father's farm in New 
Hanover township, lUirlington county. New 
Jer!-ey. He married Hannah Poinsette, and 
their I'lily child was .Andrew Jackson, see for- 

(\'II ) .\ndrew Jackson (2), son of Andrew 
Jackson (i) and Hannah (Poinsette) De 
Cam]i, was born in New Hanover township, 
I'urlington county, New Jersey, in the old 
liomestead, April 2, 1842, and is now living in 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. After receiving 

hJN education in the public schools, Mr. De 
Laniji entered at once u])on a business career, 
and is now the general manager of the Phila- 
delphia Electrical Comiiany, at the corner of 
Tenth and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia. In 
religion he is an Independent and in politics 
a Re]iublican. He is a member of the Union 
League Club, of Philadelphia. A member also 
of Malita Lodge, No. 295, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Philadelphia, and a charter mem- 
ber of the National Electric Light Association. 
.\ndrew Jackson De Camp married (first) 
Rachael, daughter of James Brown, of Phila- 
del])hia, who died without issue in 1874. He 
married ( second ) Mary, daughter of John K. 
Cuming, of Philadeljihia, and their children 
are: I. Mary Adelaide, born March 16, 1878; 
married Charles Willis, of Philadelphia. 2. 
John Cuming, January 6, 1884, flid Jnne 25, 
1899. .V Andrew Neville, September 25, 1891. 
4. Gladys Poinsette, October 6, 1894. 

The Stetsons have been promi- 
S'ri"rS( ).\ nently connected with the Hat- 
ting district of the (Granges 
for nujre than one-half a century. Of the 
early history of this branch of the family, little 
is known, except that the founder and the first 
i)f his name in Orange came from Connecti- 
cut, where all the descendants of the immi- 
grant ancestor have been settled for more than 
tw(j hundred years. 

( I ) Stephen Stetson, of Orange, founiler of 
the branch under con.sideration, was probably 
a grandson of Stephen, born 1762, great- 
grandson of W'illiam, 1738, great-great-grand- 
son of W'illiam, 1700, great-great-great-grand- 
son of Robert, 1653, and great-great-great- 
great-grandson of Robert Stetson, born in 
Scotland, 1612. settled in Scituate, Alassachu- 
setts, i((()4. He was the cornet of the First 
Horse C'limpany, raised in i^lymouth, Massa- 
chusetts, 1658-59, and known as cornet. In 
i6{)i he was chosen a member of tlie counsellor 
of war and held that position for more than 
twenty years. Stephen Stetson, of Orange, 
referred to above, established a hat manu- 
facture of the east branch of the Rahway 
river where the present "No Name" hat manu- 
factory is now locatetl. He conducted a suc- 
cessful business for many years, and estab- 
lished a reputation for the superior ([uality of 
his goinls. By his marriage to .Susan Batter- 
son, of Westport, Connecticut, he had twelve 
children, four of whom continued in the same 
line of business. These four children were: 
r. Henrv Thomas, referred to below. 2. Na- 



IjdIc'ijii. married (first) Mary Leonard, who 
bore him seven children, and (second) Fanny 
C. Dodd. 3. John B., founder of the great 
riiiladelphia lionse. 4. Charles W., at one 
time a ]«rt!KT of his brother, John B., but 
now. owing to ill health, retired and residing 
in one of the suburbs of Philadelphia. 

(II) Henry Thomas, eldest son of Stephen 
and Susan ( Batterson ) Stetson, was born 
May 4, 1817, died August 8, 1853. H^ learned 
the hatter's trade with exceptional thorough- 
ness, and early engaged in business on his own 
account as a partner with his brother. Napoleon 
Stetson. .\s a business man. he was one of the 
brightest, most energetic and successful of his 
day. In the early 50's, his name stood first on 
the list of the hat manufacturers of Orange 
and he employed a larger number of workmen 
than any of his competitors. He was cut off 
in the very prime of his life, while coming 
from New York on the then New Jersey, now 
Pennsylvania railroad. While crossing the 
bridge over the Hackensack river, the locomo- 
tive whistle was blown to warn some laborers 
near the track. The passengers on the train 
became frightened and some attempted to 
throw themselves from the windows. Mr. 
Stetson was picked up dead, his skull having 
been crushed l)y the beams of the structure 
enclosing the bridge. Mr. Stetson was best 
known in Orange for his business capacity, 
fine social qualities, and his goodness of heart. 
He exemplified the motto,' born on the arms 
of his early English ancestor. "X'irtus nobilitat 
omnia" — Virtue enobles all things. He is re- 
membered by many of the present day for his 
energy and activity in the promotion of all 
enterprises into which he embarked. Many 
organizations which have since made Orange 
famous as a philanthro])ic community had no 
existence in his day. Had there been any such, 
however, he would have lieen the first and 
foremost to engage in them. He loved his 
I'ellowmen, sympathized with them in their 
misfortunes, and was ever ready to lend a 
hel])ing hand at whatever cost or personal sacri- 
fice. His many virtues are still cherished in 
loving remembrance by those who knew him. 
lie married Susan Cam])bell, who died the 
same year as her husband. Children: i. 
Horace, referred to below. 2. Mortimer, died 
in 1868. 3. Child, who died in infancy. 

( III ) Horace, second son of Henry Thomas 
.•md .Susan ( Camiibell) Stetson, was born in 
< )range. New Jersey, .-\pril 7, 1848. Fie was 
but five years of age when he was left an 
"irphan. and from the time he began his pro- 

fessional career he has been wholly dependent 
upon his own resources. For his early edu- 
cation, which he began at the age of six years, 
he was sent to private schools, and then began 
his preparation for college in 1861, at what was 
then known as the Mount Washington Institute 
on Washington s(|uare. New York City. After 
lea\'iiig here, he entered Columbia University, 
from which he graduated in 1866. and for one 
year afterward read law in the office of John 
1.. Blake, Esquire, of Orange. He entered 
Columbia University Law' School in 1867, 
from which he received his degree of LL. 13. 
in 1869. and in the same year was admitted 
to the New Jersey bar. In 1871 he was elected 
city clerk, and for more than twenty-three 
years, tinder several administrations which 
were njiposed to him politically, he held that 
position continuously until June i, 1896, when 
he resigned. He was one of the most popular 
officers who ever held a similar position in 
I'lsse.x county, and lawyer and layman alike, 
who were brought into close relations with 
him. cherished with grateful remembrance his 
courteous treatment, kindly manner, cheerful 
disposition, and readiness to assist them in the 
work connected with his office. In 1873 ^I""- 
."stetson was made assistant treasurer of the 
Half Dime Savings liank. and 1883 became 
treasurer of the institution. He is now its 
vice-president and treasurer. .At the beginning 
of his connection with the aft'airs of the bank, 
the number of depositors were about eight 
hundred, and the amount of deposits, $200,000. 
There are now over seven thousatid depositors, 
more than $2,300,000 on deposit, and a surplus 
of ."-^230,000. For over thirty years Mr. Stet- 
son was connected with the board of education 
of ( )range as its secretary, being appointed to 
that position in 1873, and resigning in 1902. 
He was made a Mason in 1868, and is a past 
master of Corinthian Lodge, No. 57, Free and 
.\cce]ited Masons, of Orange. He is also a 
Royal .\rch Mason, and a member of Live Oak 
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows 
He is a communicant of Grace Protestant Epis- 
copal Church of Orange. 

Horace .Stetson married, January 2~ , 1876. 
Eva ].. daughter of Emery II., a descendant 
of 1 lenry .\dams, of Braintree, Massachusetts, 
the progenitor of Presidents John Adams and 
John Ouincy Adams, and other distinguished 
members of that famous family. Her mother 
was Laura R. (Proctor) .\dams. Children of 
Emery H. and I.aura R. (Proctor) .Adams; I. 
Cieorge Emery, a dentist of Park street. East 
Orange. 2. Eugene E.. of Pine Orchard. Con- 

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nccticiit. 3. l^va j., referred to above. 4. 
I'Vank 1... deceased. Children of Horace and 
I'^a j. (.\danis) Stetson: r. Gertrude Proc- 
tor, married Ilerljert S. Baker, of 37 Union 
s(|iiare. \e\v York C"ity. and has three chil- 
dren: Alyra, I'-ditli and Stetson. 2. Myra, 
died at the aye nf twenty-three years. 3. 
Horace, jr.. married Mahel Russell and has 
one child. Russell. Imrn Julv 11. li)08. 4. 
Mortimer Adams, c^. IIenr\- Thomas. 

John Ilijustdu, fcunderc.f the 
ll()l'ST().\ iiranch ni the family bearini; 

his name at present luider 
ccinsideration. was born in Scotland, l""ebruary 
12. 1792, died in New Jersey, August 25, 1852. 
lly occupation he was a foreman in a cotton 
mill. He emigrated to America, June 4, 1840. 
and settled in Paterson, New Jersey, wdiither 
he brought his family, May 16, 1841. He 
married, in Scotland, December 31, 1818, ]\Iar- 
garet Murraw born October 20, 1797, died 
May 16. 1857. Children: i. Alexander, born 
(October 4, 1819, died February 27, 1862. 2. 
.\gnes. October 12, 1822, died July 13, 1904. 
3. Catharine, December 10, 1823, died October 
24. 1824. 4. John. Jr., June 14, 1825, died 
h'ebruary 13, 1857. 3. David, twin with [ohn, 
died March 12,' 1881. h. Richard, June 28, 
1827, died January 18, 1830. 7. Adam. Octo- 
ber 22, 1829, died May 5, 1830. 8. Robert, 
May 16. 183 1. 9. Margaret, June 27, 1833, 
died July 13. 1833. 10. Thomas Borthwick. 
referred to below. 11. James, July 10, died 
Jidy 30, 1836. 12. Janet Pinkerton, September 
-5' 1837. (lied January 24, 1863. 13. James, 
July 2^^. 1840, died June 20, 1907. 

(H) Thomas Borthwick, son of John and 
.Margaret (Murray) Houston, was born in 
Johnston, Renfrewshire. Scotland, June i, 
1834. and is now living at 690 East Twenty- 
eighth street, I^aterson, New Jersey. He was 
brought over to this country by his parents 
when seven years of age. and after receiving 
his education in the public schools, he learned 
the trade of machinist under William Swin- 
burne, after which he found employment with 
Rogers Brothers, for whom he worked for 
twenty-one years, and afterwards with the 
(jrant Locomotive Company, with whom he 
remained thirteen years. He then went back 
to Rogers Brothers and became one of their 
travelling salesmen, and worked for them most 
efficiently until he retired from active business 
in T902. Afr. Houston is a Republican, and a 
member of Joppa Eodge, No. 29, Free and 

Accepted Masons of Xew Jersey. He married 
in Paterson, Xew Jersey, July 2, 1857, Mary, 
Ijorn in Skipton, Yorkshire, England, Febru- 
ary 8, 1840. daughter of John and Ann (Hug- 
ginson) Coates. Her father, John Coates, was 
born .\pril 4, 1810. died February i, 1880. Her 
mother was l)orn in 1 809. and died Octo- 
ber 15. 1837. Her brothers and sisters 
were: John. William. Henry. Joseph, James, 
Jlarmon T.. Sarah and Elizabeth Coates. 
Children of Thomas P.orthwick and Mary 
(Coates) Houston: i. Annie Coates, born 
June 1, 1858; married Harry M., of Pat- 
erson; children: Jessie, Mabel, Harry M. Jr. 
anil Raymond Ash. 2. Janet Pinkerton, Au- 12. i860; married Thomas Flitcroft ; chil- 
dren : Edith and Ruth Flitcroft. 3. William 
Hugginson, referred to below. 4. Mary Coates. 
.Vovember 10, 1865; married Walter S. 
Schoole)-. 5. Margaret Murray, March 3, 
1868. 6. John Coates, March 25, 1873; 'n^f- 
ried Elizabeth Sullivan; children: Eleanor, 
Margaret and John Coates, Jr. 7. Jessie, De- 
cember jy, 1875. 8. David Thomas Borth- 
wick. April 17, 1883. 

(IH) William Hugginson, son of Thomas 
Borthwick and Mary (Coates) Houston, was 
born in Paterson. New Jersey, May 24, 1863, 
and is now living in Red Bank, New Jersey. 
.Vfter attending the public schools he completed 
his education at the John Water's Seminary, 
and then took u]) clerical work. In 1886 he 
accepted a position with the Atlantic and Pa- 
cific Tea Company, and has been with the 
Prudential Life Insurance Company since June 
21, 1894. Mr. Houston has always been a 
staunch Republican and very active in support 
of his [larty. For five years he was a member 
of the township committee, during one year of 
wdiich he was the chairman. In 1895 ^^ was 
elected town treasurer of Red Bank, and Janu- 
ary, 1909, was appointed water comniissioner 
of the town. He is a member of Long Branch 
Lodge, No. 742, Benevolent and Protective 
( )rder of Elks ; of Mystic Brothers Lodge, No. 
21. I'Vee and Accepted Masons, of Red Bank; 
of 1 liram Chapter, No. i. Red Bank ; of Valley 
C"onsistory, Jersey City ; and of Salaam Tem- 
ple, Newark, New Jersey. He is also a mem- 
l)er of the Monmouth Boat Club, and Garfield 
('Inb. of Newark, New Jersey. He married 
in Paterson, January 21, 1885, Kate S., born 
there December 31, 1865, daughter of Leonard 
and Charlotte (Smith) White. She is the only 
daughter of her parents, her two brothers being 
Charles E. White, married Lucv Decker, one 



child, Lc-ruy White; and Frank li. Wliite. mar- 
ried EHzahetli (iarrison, child, (Charlotte W. 

lM>r more than two and three-'lX i|uarter centuries the family 
name of I'.ranin has been in 
some way associated with the best interests and 
history of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 
and while jierhaps the greater part of those 
bearing the surname, esjjecially in the earlier 
generations, were chiefly engaged in farming 
pursuits, the professions have claimed a fair 
[jroportion of its representatives and still others 
have attained celebrity in jjublic life. 

I I ) I-'rancis liranin, progenitor of the fam- 
ily in this country, was born in Ireland about 
the year 1683, and came to America about or 
soon after the year 1700, and previous to the 
birth of his son ^Jichael. Little else appears 
to be known of Francis Jlranin except that he 
married and had one or more children. 

(II) Michael, son of I-Vancis Branin, was 
born September 9, 1708, probably in Pennsyl- 
vania, and married, November 24, 1730, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of John and Mary Norcross ; 
they had children. 

(III) William, son of Michael and Eliza- 
beth ( Norcross) liranin, was born December 
15, 1749, and lived in New Jersey during a 
part of his active life, pn>bably in Burlington 
county, where he died February 14, 1813. He 
married, in 1778, .\bigail, daughter of John 
Roger*; they had children. 

( I\' ) Abijah, son of William and Abigail 
(Rogers) Branin, was born probably in Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, May 19, 1783. 
Me learned the trade of a blacksmith and fol- 
lowed that occu])ation until about 1821, wdien 
he removed with his family to Philadelphia 
count)-, Pcnn.sylvania, and engaged in farming 
l)ursuits. He afterward purchased a farm in 
Abington townshiiJ, Montgomery county, Penn- 
sylvania, and lived there until the time of his 
death, August 18, 1855. .\bijah Branin mar- 
ried, October 18, 1804, Mary, daughter of John 
Houston, of Burlington county. New Jersey, 
and by whom he had si.\ children; John (see 
post). Elizabeth, Mark, William, Almira and 

( \" ) John, eldest son of Abijah and Mary 
(Houston) P)ranin, was born in Burlington 
county. New Jersey, December 16. 1806, and 
removed with his father's family to Philadel- 
phia county, Pennsylvania, where he became a 
farmer, .\ftcr his marriage he lived on the 
farm of his father-in-law. Samuel Tones, which 

had been in his ])ossession since 1797. On this 
farm John Branin died October 4, 1866, and 
his wife died December 13, 1884. She was 
.\ini, daughter of Samuel Jones, of Hatfield 
townshij), Montgomery county, who married 
Hannah Clayton, wdio w'as a. daughter of Rich- 
.ird and Margaret (Kenderdine) Clayton. 

i\l) Ceorgc, only son and child of John 
and .\nn (Jones ) Branin, was born on his 
father's farm in Cheltenham township, Mont- 
gomery county, Pennsylvania, December 30, 
1833, .A.fter a period of time spent at the town- 
shi]) school he completed his studies at Tree- 
niiiunt Seminary, in Norristown, then under 
charge of the Rev. Samuel .\aron. C)n return- 
ing f n im the seminary he gave his entire atten- 
tion to the cultivation of the farm, and on the 
death of his father he assumed its manage- 
ment. -Mr. P)ranin is known as a thrifty and 
substantial farmer, a good citizen, a firm Re- 
publican, and a consistent member of the Soci- 
et\- of h>iends. He married, February 26, 
i8f)3, .Ann Elizabeth Branin, born Medford, 
New Jersey, June 19, 1840, died May 17, 1893, 
daughter of John Branin, who married Abi- 
gail .\nn Jones. This niarriage created a soine- 
what unusual family condition, as may be seen 
from the following extract from a family 
narrative. George Branin's father and his 
wife's father bore the same name, John Branin. 
Iliey were somewhat distantly related and not 
personally acquainted ; and they both married 
the same day. month and year, to women of 
almost identical names, the father of each of 
whom was Samuel Jones, but neither related 
nor ac(|uainted. Ceorge and Ann Elizabeth 
Pranin had three children, the last born of 
whom died in extreme infancy. Their other 
children are John \\'alter, see post; Ruth, 
married Israel Hallowell. and has children. 
( icorge. -Mice and Mary Hallowell. 

I \ 1 1 I Dr. John Walter Branin, son of George 
and Ann Elizabeth (Branin) Branin, was born 
at Wyncote, Cheltenham township, Montgom 
erv county, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1864. 
He received his earlier education in ])ublic 
sch(jols. the I'Viends" Central School, Philadel- 
phia, and Pierce's Business College, Philadel- 
phia, graduating from the latter in June, 1885. 
1 Ic was educated for his profession at the 
llalniemann Medical College of Philadelphia, 
where he completed the course and was grad- 
uated April 6, 1888. Since that time he has 
engaged in active and successful practice in 
Mt. Holly. New Jersey. Dr. Branin is a mem- 
ber of tile New Jersey State Homoeopathic 
Me<lical Society and of the .American Institute 



of Hoiiiteopathy. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican, lie married (first) March 12, 1890, 
Martha C, daughter of Joseph A. Jones, of 
\'incenti)wn. New Jersey, and had three chil- 
<Iren. She died October 24, 1897. ''"d he mar- 
ried (second) Aui^ust 2. i8')9. Ida L. Sailer, 
born Medford, died March 14. U)0/, liaving 
borne him two children. Children: Ruth |.. 
Helen M., Elsie \\'., Dorothy A. and John \V. 

The Antrum, .\ntram, and An- 

\X TRl.M trim families in New Jersey 
ha\e all nf them sprung from 
the twii lirotlK-r-., Jnhn and James, who were 
auKpug the earliest of the Uuaker settlers 01 
West Jersey, and their descendants have been 
among the sturdiest and strongest sujiporters 
of that belief in the colony and state as well as 
among the front rank of New- Jersey's repre- 
sentative citizens. 

(I) James Antram, the brcither of Jcihu. re- 
ferred to abtive, came to this country in 1678, 
and settling at Mansfield township, Burling- 
ton county, married at the ])ublic meeting of 
Friends in Shrewsbury, on the fifth day of the 
week, May 14. 1696, Mar)', eldest daughter of 
John and Elizabeth Hance, born September 
29, 1670, in Shrewsbury. James .Antram then 
bought five hundred acres of his brother John 
in Mansfield, where he died leaving a will dated 
i73('). Children of James and Mary (Hance) 
Antram were; i. John, married Alary Gar- 
wood. 2. James, referred to below. 3. Eliza- 
betli, married Joseph Garwood. 4. Mary, mar- 
ried Thomas, son of Thomas and Rachel 
(Grosbeck) Biddle. 

(H) James (2), son of James (i) and 
Mary (Hance) Antram, was born in Mansfield 
townshi]), Burlington county. He was a farmer, 
and spent his life and died there. He married, 
July 2, 1725, Mary Mulcher and had one child. 
Ebenezer, referred to below, 

(HI) Ebenezer, only child of Jame> (j) 
and Mary (Mulcher) .\ntram, w-as born and 
died on the farm inherited from his father in 
Mansfield. In 175*) he married Elizabeth 
. who liiire liim four children: I. Sam- 
uel, married. (Jctober 11, 1780. Elizabeth 
Hawk and had one daughter, Elizabeth, born 
Sejitember 16, 1782. 2. Benajah, born 1758. 

died February 4, 1821 ; married I'ernice . 

3. Sarah, October 7, 1764, died July 2_i. 1821 ; 
married, .April 25, 1791, David I'.ransdn. 4. 
Stacy, referred to below. 

( I\' ) Stacy .Antrim, ycjungest child of l'".ben 
ezer and Elizabeth .Antram, was born in .Mans- 
field townshii), Burlington county. ij()(). and 

si)ent his life on his farm near Juliustown. 
In this branch ijf the faiuily the change 
in the spelling of the surname occurred. He 
marrieil Mary Knight and had seven children: 
I. Charles, born January i, 1790. 2. Elizabeth, 
.Xovember 3, 1792; married a Mr. White, but 
had no children. 3. Earl, December 25, 1794. 
4. Daniel, h'ebruary 2, 1796; married Hannaii 
I'ierson. 5. bienajah, referred to below. 6. 
Alary, I'"ebruary f). 1803 : married James Kemj)- 
ton. 7. Henry, July 27,, 1805; married Mary 

( \" ) r.enajali, fifth child and fourth >on of 
.Stacy and Alary (Knight) Antrim, was born 
October 14, 1800. died in 1895. For a good 
many years he was a merchant in I'emberton, 
.\'ew Jersey, conducting his business in the 
store now occupied by William H. Bishop. He 
\vas an assemblyman in New Jersey legislature 
in 1852. He was one of the directors of the 
h'armers' Bank, of Mount Holly, for many 
years and until his death, and for over sixty 
\ears trustee of the church and superintendent 
of the .Sunday school in I'emberton. He mar- 
ried Eliza Bodine. Their children were: i. 
John Henry, referred to below. 2. Charles, 
l)i>rn January, 1831, died July 28, 1874; mar- 
ried Sarah .Ann Davis and had Howard D., 
Clarence D., \irginia and William L. 3. Emma, 
married .Alfred Shinn, of Pemberton, and had 
I'annie. Benajah, Laura, Eliza, Josephine and 
Henrietta. 4. Watson, born 1836, died in 1902: 
married and had one child, George. 5. George, 
died in infancv. 

( \"1 ) John 'Henry, eldest chihl of ik-najah 
and Eliza (Bodine) Antrim, was born in Pem- 
berton, Burlington county, 1828, died in 1904. 
He was educated in private schools, and be- 
came an accountant and merchant. He was a 
Re])ublican and was clerk of the board of free- 
holders for over twenty-five years and at the 
time of his death. He was the commissioner 
of deeds. I-'or a great many years he was the 
secretary of the Sunday school. He lived and 
died at Pemberton. He married Henrietta E., 
daughter of .Samuel W. and Ann (Trippe) 
Ihuld. whose children were: Alary, Samuel, 
Thomas. William, Charles H., Ann, Alartha 
and Henrietta E. Budd. Samuel W. was son 
of Levi and Alary (Woolston) Budd, and 
grandson of William Budd and Susanna, 
daughter of Samuel Cole and Alary, daughter 
of Thomas and Alary Kendall, the emigrants. 
.Samuel was son of Samuel and Elizabeth Cole, 
the emigrants. William was son of William 
Budd and Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and 
.\bigail Stockton, the emigrants, and grandson 


of William ami Ann ( Clapgut ) Budd, the 
emigrants. Henrietta E. (Budd) Antrim was 
born in 1827, died in 1865. (See Budd, \TI). 
Children of John Henr_v and Henrietta E. 
(Budd) Antrim were: i. Harry liudd, an 
umbrella manufacturer in I'hiladelphia : mar- 
ried Elizabeth King and had Carlton, William, 
\\'alter and I'aul. 2. Walter, referred to below. 

3. JMinnie Budd, married Joseph B. Turpin, a 
Methodist clergyman, and had Mary Budd. 
Henrietta Budd. Helen B>udd and Joseph B. 

4. Annie liudd, lives in Pemberton. 

(\II) \\'alter. second child and son of John 
Henry antl Henrietta E. (Buddj Antrim, was 
born in Pemberton. Burlington county, New 
Jersey, August, 1856, and is now living in 
Camden, Camden county, Xew Jersey. He 
was educated in iliss Nicholsons private 
school in Pemberton and in the state schools at 
Trenton, from which latter institution he grad- 
uated in 1877. In the following year he went 
to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany with which he has been employed ever 
since. He started in as a telegraph operator at 
Sea Ciirt, wdiere he was stationed for two 
years, when he was transferred to Camden 
as train dispatcher, and this position he tilled 
for the following three years. In 1885 he was 
made division operator with his ofificc in Cam- 
den, and in 1895 was promoted to the post of 
assistant train master, and six years later be- 
came train master, which position he still holds. 
In 1882 Walter Antrim married Helen E.. 
daughter of William and Jane R. (Budd) 
Budd. Her grandfather on her father's side 
was Joseph Budd, of Gloucester county, and 
on her mother's side the Rev. Samuel Budd, 
of llurlington county. Walter and Helen E. 
( Budd ) .\utrim have no children. 

(The Budd Line). 

The Budd family of New Jersey and Penn- 
sylvania are the descendants of the Rev. 
Thomas Budd, a Church of England clergj- 
man, who became a Quaker, and whose four 
younger sons emigrated to this country about 
1678. There is another family of Budds also 
connected with New Jersey, but most prom- 
inently with the colonies of New York and 
New Haven, whose ancestors were John and 
Jose])h Budd, his brothers, who emigrated 
about 1632, the descendants of the former 
being the famous family of Long Island and 
W'estchester county. New York. One branch 
of the Long Island family coming over into 
New Jersey settled in Morris county, and inter- 
mingling with a branch of the \Vest Jersey 

family became with them the ancestors of the 
North Jersey Budds. 

( 1 ) The Rev. Thomas Budd, founder of 
the \\ est Jersey branch of the family, w-as the 
grandson of John Budd, Earl of Berkshire, 
whose eldest son had been slain in the battle 
of Barnet. Having taken priest's orders in 
the Church of luigland, he became the rector 
of Martock, county Somerset, England, but 
becoming a disci])le of George Fox, he gave up 
his benefice and became a minister among 
I'riends. In Iti6i, being required to take the 
oath of obedience, he was indicted and arrested 
for refusal, and being imprisoned in the jail at 
Ilchester, he died there June 22, 1670. His 
five sons were, according to one of his descend- 
ants, William liradford, the famous attorney 
general under President Washington: I. Sam- 
uel, eldest son, who remained in England. 2. 
James, died 1692; was member of the West 
Jersey colonial assembly, and according to At- 
torney General Bradford, "poisoned at Brid- 
lington" (the present Burlington), and accord- 
ing to another account, drowned in the Dela- 
ware at Burlington. He was unmarried. 3. 
John, died before 1738: emigrated to Burling- 
ton, removed to Philadelphia, where he was 
for many years a prominent merchant ; mar- 
ried and left issue. 4. Thomas, died 1697. 
perhaps the most prominent of all the brothers, 
emigrated to Burlington, held many important 
provincial offices, removed in 1690 to Philadel- 
phia, where he died : was author of the famous 
Ijamphlet printed by him in 1685 and entitled 
"(iood Order Established in Pennsylvania and 
New Jersey in America. " Married and had 
issue. 5. William, referred to below. 

( 11 ) William, son of the Rev. Thomas Budd, 
of the parish of Martock, Somersetshire, Eng- 
land, was born about 1649, died March 25. 
1722. His gravestone containing also the 
epitaph of his wife, who died September 30. 
1722. aged sixty-seven, is still standing in the 
cluirchyard of St. Mary's Burlington. He 
was one of the largest locators of land in W^est 
Jersey, and he and his brother Thomas were 
the original proprietors of the site of the pres- 
ent towns of Pemberton. Juliustown and 
.\rney's Mount. His name is less conspicuous 
in the civil records of the jirovince than that 
of his brother Thomas, and while he undoubt- 
edly became a Quaker, since his children were 
married in the monthly meeting, he afterwards 
returned to the church of his ancestors, prob- 
ably owing to the efforts of George Keith. His 
liome was near the present town of Pemberton, 
;!nd the jiroperty, known to-day as the Arney 

^/^iklU^ -^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^ 



Lip])iiiciitt farm, about two miles north of 
I'eniberton and one mile southwest of the 
Mount Holly Friends" meetinghouse, is now 
the property of Murrell Dobbins, of Philadel- 
phia, lie married Ann Clapgut. Children : 
I. William, referred to below. 2. John, 1682, 
died 1730 ; married Hannah Wilson. 3. Thomas, 
born 1686, died 1742; married Deborah Lang- 
staff. 4. Susan, 1691, married Samuel Woolston. 

5. Ann. born 1694, married James Bingham. 

6. James, 1695, died before 1729; married 
Sarah Tindal. 

(HI) William (2), son of William ( i) and 
.Ann (Clapgut) Budd, was born in Burlington 
county. West Jersey. 1680, died in 1727. He 
inherited from his father, not only the original 
farm on Arney's ]\Iount, but also his love of 
domestic and home life. From him also have 
sprung most of the Budds in Burlington coun- 
ty, and it is claimed that over one-half of all 
the persons buried in the old and densely filled 
Methodist burying-ground at Pemberton are his 
descendants. He married, December 2, 1703, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Abigail 
Stockton, at that time living in Springfield 
township, Burlington county, who was born in 
Flushing, Long Island, in 1680. Children: i. 
Mary, born 1704; married Joseph Shinn. 2. 
Susan, 170C), married Jacob Gaskill. 3. Thomas, 
1708. died C)ctober 15, 1775; married Jemima 
Leeds. 4. William, referred to below. 5. 
David, 1712, died June 5. 1760; married Cath- 
arine .-\llen. 6. Rebecca, 1714: married Joseph 
Lamb. 7. Abigail, 1716; married John Fisher. 
B. .Sarah. 1718; married John Gosling. 9. Ann, 
married Kendall Cole. 10. Elizabeth, died 
May 26, 1752, unmarried, 

(I\') William (3), son of William (2) and 
Elizabeth (Stockton) Budd, was born in the 
Did homestead on Arney's Mount, 1709, died 
.August 28, 1770. January 2, 1710, he was 
baptized in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 
md after reaching manhood, settled in New 
Hanover township, Burlington county. In 
April, 1738, he married Susanna, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Kendall) Cole, whose 
brother, Kendall Cole, married his sister, Ann 
Budd. Children: i. Samuel, born about 1740, 
:lied ^^ay 27, 1796: married, April, 1766, Han- 
nah Gill. 2. Eli, married, April, 1774. Ann 
Carman. 3. Levi, referred to below. 4. George, 
married Elizabeth Cooper. 5. Jonathan, mar- 
ried (first) October, 1777, Anna Sexton: (sec- 
ond) Mary Woolston. 6. IMary, married 
Thomas Piatt. 7. Elizabeth, married, Septem- 
ber, 1772, Vincent Shinn. 8. Rachel, died un- 

married. 9. Rebecca, married, November, 
1785, James Sterling. 

( \') Levi, son of William (3) and Susanna 
( Cole ) Budd, was born in New Hanover town- 
ship, Burlington county. New Jersey, 1751, 
died in 1828. He married, September, 1774, 
Mary Woolston, born 1757, died 1821. Chil- 
dren : I. William, married a Miss Croshaw. 
2. Samuel Woolston, referred to below. 3. 
Rev. Thomas L., died aged twenty-seven years. 
4. James, married Sarah Van Wyck. 5. Mar- 
garet, married Rev. Daniel Fidler. 6. Ann, 
married Isaac Hilliard. 7. Rebecca, married 
William Page. 8. Martha, married William 

(\'I) Samuel Woolston, son of Levi and 
Mary (Woolston) Budd. was born in 1781 
on his father's farm near Buddtown, now gen- 
erally known as the Samuel B. Shinn farm, 
and died at Pemberton, 1854. When quite 
young, much to the regret of his father, he 
manifested a restless disposition and lack of 
interest in agricultural pursuits, and found his 
amusement in fishing and trapping in the 
nearby woods. At the earliest opportunity he 
left the home on the farm and becoming an 
apprentice to an apothecary, he later on enter- 
ed into the wholesale drug business as one of 
the members of the firm of Wetherill & Budd, 
whose offices and warehouse on Front street, 
Philadelphia, were long known as one of the 
most important of their kind in the Quaker 
city. Having amassed quite a large fortune for 
the days in which he lived, on September 12, 
1 82 1, he purchased the Thomas R. Lacy prop- 
erty at New Mills, now Pemberton, New Jer- 
sey, from .\nthony S. Earl, and upon retiring 
from business he spent his time improving and 
beautifying his new home. He enlarged and 
improved the dwelling house, built new out- 
buildings, and laid out large and beautiful 
grounds around them, spending on this work 
more than $25,000, and constructing a resi- 
dence which at that time was considered to be 
the finest in Burlington county. His children, 
all having married or died before their father's 
death, the property was sold by Mr. Budd's 
executors and passed into other hands, and it 
has now lost a great deal of its former neat- 
ness and beauty. Mr. Budd married (first) 
.Ann AlcCullough, and (second) Ann Trippe. 
Children, all by second marriage: i. Samuel, 
died young. 2. Mary, died unmarried. 3. 
Samuel, professor at Mercersburg College. 
Pennsylvania ; married Jane Williams. 4. 
Thomas, went to Kentucky, married (first) 



Elizabeth Muffit; then removed to Chambers- 
burg. Pennsylvania; married (second) Sabina 
S. Schroeder. 5. William, married Phoebe 
Ann Sheppard. 6. Ann, married Henry Cole. 
7. John Piatt, died young. 8. Martha Ann 
Piatt, died young. 9. Caroline Matilda, died 
young. 10. Charles H., M. D., professor in 
Girard College, Philadelphia ; married Caro- 
line Jones. II. Martha, married Harris Cox. 
12. Henrietta E., referred to below. 13. John 
Wetherill, died young. 

(VH) Henrietta E., daughter of Samuel 
Woolston and Ann (Trippej Budd, was born 
in Pemberton, New Jersey, 1827, died in 1865. 
She married John Henry, eldest child of Bena- 
jah and Eliza ( Bodinej Antrim. (See An- 
trim. \T ). 

The Aaronson or Aronson 
AARON SON family are said to be de- 
scended from Dirck or Di- 
rick Areson, who emigrated from Holland and 
died in Flushing, Long Island, October, 1678, 
from the result of injuries sustained while 
shoeing a horse. In his will he leaves to his 
wife Mary all of his lands and goods during 
her widowhood, and if she remarries her estate 
is to be divided among his seven children, and 
"the estate which is in Holland," if recovered, 
is to be divided among his seven children. His 
executors were Captain Thomas Willett and 
Elias Doughty, and the witnesses of the will 
were James Clement and William Ward. Chil- 
dren : I. Dirck, probably his eldest child, in- 
herited his Flushing property and died there, 
September or October, 1710, leaving children — 
Benjamin, who became an innholder in New 
York, and died 1766, leaving widow Ann to 
administer his estate ; Samuel ; Deborah, and 
Hannah. 2. Sarah, married Caleb Shreve. 
founder of the family of that name in New 
Jersey. 3. John, referred to below. 

(11) John Aronson, who, if the date of his 
birth, 1678, is correct, must have been the 
youngest child of Dirck and Mary Areson, re- 
mained in Flushing until he was about twenty- 
five years old, and August 11, 1703, bought of 
Abraham Brown, for forty-five pounds silver, 
one hundred acres of land in Mansfield town- 
ship, Burlington county. New Jersey, bounded 
on the south by lands of Mordecai Andrews, 
and on the north by those of John Heaton and 
Daniel Bacon. In this deed, recorded in the 
office of the secretary of state at Trenton, liber 
B. B. B., p. 342, he is styled as "of Queens 
County on the Island of Nassau, State of New 
York." He died in Mansfield township, in 1742, 

leaving a wife Mary, and children: Thomas; 
Joseph, referred to below; Benjamin; .Aaron; 
Elizabeth ; Sarah. 

(HI) Joseph, son of John and Marv Aron- 
son, died in Mansfield township, Burlington 
county. New Jersey, about 1755. He married, 
in November or December, 1749, Ann Marriott, 
of Burlington, the date of the license being 
November 20, 1749. Children: Benjamin; 
Sarah; Mary; Hannah; John, referred to be- 

(I\") John (2), son of Joseph and Ann 
(Marriott) Aronson, was born about 1754, 
and died December 11, 1785. He married Re- 
becca Haines. Children : Joseph ; Samuel ; 
John; George; Rebecca; Thomas, referred to 

(\ ) Thomas, son of John (2) and Rebecca 
(Haines) Aronson, was born in Mansfield 
township, November 20, 1764, and died there, 
March 22, 1830. He married, in July or Au- 
gust, 1787, Sarah Black, the date of the license 
being July 24, 1787. Children: Ezra; Clay- 
ton; Amy; .\nn ; Thomas, referred to below; 
Martha R. ; Elizabeth ; Sarah Ann. 

(VI) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) and 
Sarah ( Black) Aronson, was born in Mans- 
field township, Burlington county. New Jersey, 
April 18. 1795, and died in Columbus, Burling- 
ton county, where he had removed a number 
of years previous to his death, July 8, 1867. 
He married Ann Foster, who died April 6, 
1834. Children: Thomas Elwood; Robert, 
referred to below; Mary P.; Martha R. ; Ed- 
ward R. 

(\TI) Robert, son of Thomas (2) and Ann 
(F'oster) Aaronson, was born in Mansfield 
township, Burlington county. New Jersey, Jan- 
uary 5, 1823, and died in Columbus. New Jer- 
sey, January 3, 1894. After receiving a com- 
mon school education he taught school in Mans- 
field for a time, and then took up farming on 
his father's farm, and followed this until 1866, 
when he moved into Columbus and went into a 
general store in company with his brother, 
Thomas Elwood .Aaronson. Later he carried 
on the business alone until about 1880, when 
he bought a canning business in Columbus, 
which he conducted until his death, under the 
firm name of .Aaronson, Harvey & Company, 
the members of the firm being Robert Aaron- 
son, John Harvey and R. Howard Aaronson. 
Mr. Aaronson was a Democrat, and took an 
active interest in politics, served as a member 
of the assembly in 1873, ^"^ as a member of 
the board of freeholders at various times. For 
twelve years he was collector of taxes for the 



township, serving as such during the civil war. 
He was a member of the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows of Columbus. He married Caro- 
line B., daughter of John B. and Susan B. 
(Woolman) Taylor, who was born July 13, 
1833. Children: i. Francis, born March 15, 
1854; died in infancy. 2. Robert Howard, re- 
ferred to below. 3. Susan Elizabeth, born July^ 
16, 1857; widow of Dr. Daniel G. Van Mater, 
of 537 Penn street, Camden, New Jersey, with 
whom her mother is now living. 4. Charles 
Taylor, born April 25, 1866; formerly assistant 
and paying teller in the Trenton Bank, but now 
and for several years past with Jacob E. Ridg- 
way, operating in real estate and mining prop- 
erty, and living in Camden, New' Jersey. 

(Vni) Robert Howard, son of Robert and 
Caroline B. (Taylor) Aaronson, was born in 
Burlington county. New Jersey, May 5, 1855, 
and is now living in Bordentown, New Jersey. 
He was educated in the local schools, and then 
became interested in the canning business with 
his father. February i, 1887, he came to 
Bordentown in order to take charge of a can- 
ning factory in that place, and after conduct- 
ing this for five or six years he opened a real 
estate and insurance office there in 1894, and 
to this he has since devoted his whole time and 
attention. He has been a director in the Borden- 
town Banking Company for twelve years, and 
he is also a director and the treasurer of 
the Bordentown & Philadelphia Transportation 
Company, of which he was one of the incor- 
porators when the company was organized in 
1899. He is also a director of the Blount 
Holly Safe Deposit and Trust Company, with 
which he has been connected since its organiza- 
tion in 1902 : and until the work was taken over 
by the Public Service Corporation he was also 
superintendent of and collector for the Borden- 
€ntown Gas Light Company. He was collector 
for the Bordentown Water Company until the 
city took charge of the supply, and is now col- 
lector of water rents for the city ; and until the 
road was sold was also secretary and treasurer 
of the Columbus, Kinkora & Springfield Rail- 
road Company. He is a member of Mount 
Moriah Lodge, No. 28, Free and Accepted 
Masons of Bordentown, and of Mount Moriah 
ChajHer, No. 20, Royal Arch Masons ; also of 
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and 
treasurer of the Citizens' Hook and Ladder 
Company. .-Kpril 23, 1901, Mr. .Aaronson mar- 
ried Ada E.. daughter of Davis C. and Mary 
A. Wells, of Pemberton, Burlington county, 
New Jersey, and they have one child — Robert 

Howard Jr., born at Bordentown, Jainiar_\- 15, 

William Cniney Bannard, the 
I'lAXN.VRD first member of the faiuily of 
whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born in England, and emigrated 
with his family to America, in the early part of 
the nineteenth century. Children : John ; Will- 
iam, referred to below; .Alfred. 

( H ) Rev. William Bannard, son of William 
L'mney Bannard, was born in England, and 
died in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He was 
brought to this country by his father, and after 
prejiaring for the Presbyterian ministry became 
pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, corner of Twenty-ninth street, which 
he served faithfully and acceptably more than 
twenty years. He then resigned in order to 
accept a call to Kingsboro, New York, which 
he resigned in turn in order to go to Saleiu, 
New Jersey, where he remained until his re- 
tirement, when he went to live in Philadel- 
phia. He married Frances, daughter of Will- 
iam Heath. Children: i. William Newell, mar- 
ried Mary Blanchard, of Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania; children: William Newell Jr., and 
Margaret. 2. Horace Brown. 3. Arthur Um- 
ney. 4. Charles Heath, married Eliza Clem- 
ent, of Salem, New Jersey : children : Charles 
Heath Jr. and Margaret C. 

(HI) Horace Brown, son of Rev. William 
and Frances (Heath) Bannard, was born in 
New York City, July 29, 1851. For his early 
etlucation he was sent to the New York City 
public schools, and after preparing for college, 
in Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massa- 
chusetts, he entered Lafayette College, Easton, 
Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with 
the class of 1871. He then took up the study 
of engineering, and in 1872 obtained a position 
with the West Jersey railroad, and later in 
the engineering department of the Jersey 
City office of the Pennsylvania railroad. In 
1876 he was chosen city engineer of Rahway 
in order that he might revise the city street 
assessments. During 1879 and 1880 he was in 
Harrisburg as one of the engineers on the 
Pennsylvania canal. From 1880 to 1886, he 
was in the Camden office of the West Jersey 
railroad, and in 1886 he came to Long Branch 
as chief engineer of the Long Branch railroad. 
In politics Mr. Bannard is a Republican. For 
ten years he was an officer in the grand lodge 
of the Free and .Accepted Masons, state of New 
ler^ey. He is a member of .Asbury Lodge, No. 



142; Standard ChapttT. Xi). 33: Corean Cmn- 
iiiandery. Xo. 15, Knights Templar. Asbiiry 
I'ark. X'ew Jersey: A. A. Scottish Rite, \alley 
of Jersey City, thirty-second degree; and Tall 
( edars (if Lel)anun, Xo. 9. He is a member of 
the .Monniduth Club, of Asbiiry Park, and of 
the .\sbnr_\- i'ark Wheelmen. He married Eliza 
Carnet, daughter of William L. and Eleanor 
H. ( DaveniJort ) Jones. She was born in 1844, 
and died July 15, 1899. Her father, William 
idewellyn ap John, who took the surname 
Jones, was born in Swansea, Wales. Her 
mother was born in Somerville, New Jersey. 
Children: \\'illiam Heath and Llewellyn Jones, 
both referred to below; Horace Brown Jr., 
born August 9, 1879. 

( 1\' ) William Heath, son of Horace Brown 
and Eliza Garnet (Jones) Bannard, was bbrn 
in I'lainfield, New Jersey, February 16, 1875. 
He prepared for college in the Long Branch 
high school, and in the Princeton preparatory 
school, and graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in the class of 1898. He then became 
physical director in Northwestern University, 
at Evanston, Illinois, where he remained for 
one year, when he took up the study of law 
with Hon. Frederick Parker, but gave this up 
a short while afterwards in order to become a 
partner in a furniture firm at Asbury Park, 
with Walter W. Davis, after whose death Mr. 
Bannard continued the business alone. March 
2, 1909, Mr. Bannard was appointed by Presi- 
dent Roosevelt as postmaster for four years of 
.\sbury I'ark. Mr. Bannard is a Re()ublican, 
and for eighteen months has been councilman 
at large of Asbury Park, and for some time 
also chairman of the Republican city com- 
mittee. He is a member of Asbury Lodge, No. 
142. Free and Accepted Masons; Lodge No. 
128, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; 
Court Neptmie, No. 166, Foresters of .\merica, 
and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 
He is also a member of the Monmouth Club, 
and in religion is a Presbyterian. He married 
in .Asbury Park, October 23, 1901, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Lybrand and Melvina (Stout) 
.Sill, who was the only child of lier parents, and 
was born at .\sbury Park, April 8, 187(1. Chil- 
dren: Janet Sill, born July 11. 1902; Homes, 
December 31. 1905; William Heath Jr., Octo- 
ber 12. 1909. 

( I\') Llewellyn Jones, son of Horace Brown 
and Eliza Garnet (^Jones) Bannard, was born 
in Plainfield, New Jersey, February 16, 1875, 
and is a twin with his brother, William Heath. 
He was educated in the public schools and the 
Princeton jireparatory school, after which, since 

1899, he devoted himself to the interests of the 
ISannard Furniture Company at Asbury Park 
until 1909, when he was appointed general sales 
superintendent to Butler Brothers of New York 
(/ity. In politics Air. Bannard is an independ- 
ent, anil from conviction a member of the Long 
Branch I'resbyterian Church. He married in 
Brooklyn, New Ygrk, November 9, 1902. Kath- 
eryn, daughter of .\ndrew and Elizabeth Agnes 
(Smith) Cornwell, who was born in Tuckahoe, 
New Jersey, February 16, 1880. Children of 
.Andrew and Elizabeth Agnes (Smith) Corn- 
well: Jacob S. C, married Edith Hersey; 
.Amia ; Katheryn ; Andrew- Jr. Children of 
Llewellyn Jones and Katheryn (Cornwell) 
Bannard: Hugh Janeway, born September 2, 
1903; Muriel, .April 10, 1905. 

Joseph Beldon, the first member 
BELDON of the family of whom we have 
been able to obtain definite in- 
formation, had, according to the Bible records 
in the possession of one of his descendants, by 
his wife Jane a son Hosea \\'illard, referred to 

( II ) Hosea Willard, son of Joseph and Jane 
I'.eldon, was born F"ebruary 8, 1778, and died 
.Se])tember 2, 1823, in Madisonville, Louisiana. 
January I, 1804, he married Mary Payne, 
(laughter of Levin and Hannah (Payne; 
-Snead (see Snead). Children: i. William 
.Augustus, born March 3, 1810; died same day. 
2. Joseph, referred to below. 3. Hannah Snead. 
Ixirn September 15, 1813; died November 4. 
1873; unmarried. 4. Jane, born August 10. 
1816; died December i, 1881 ; married .Abijah 
Begal Warden. 5. Sarah Kern, born Novem- 
ber 9, 1818; died December 18, 1861 ; married 
James Sheppard Moore. The first two chil- 
dren were born in Woodbury, New Jersey, the 
third in Barnsborough, New Jersey, and the 
last two in Philadelphia. AV'illiam Augustus 
P.eldon died in Woodbury, and the last three 
died in P'hiladelphia. 

(Ill) Joseph, son of Hosea Willard and 
Mary Payne (.Snead) Beldon, was born in 
Wooflbury, New Jersey, April 13, 181 1, and 
died in Bordentown, New Jersey, October 15. 
1889. (In reaching manhood he entered the 
liajitist ministry, and served a number of dif- 
ferent churches most acceptably, retiring at 
last on account of ill health and making his 
home in Bordentown, which was the residence 
of his wife's family. He married Jane Amanda 
Kester, of P)ordentown (see Kester). Chil- 
dren: Frank, died in infancy; Samuel White, 
referred to below. 



( III I SanuicI White, son of Joseph and 
Jane Amanda ( Kester) Beldon, was born in 
Ijordentown, New Jersey, April 4, 1861, and 
is now living in Newark. He received his early 
edncation under the private tutelage of his 
father, and then went to the New Jersey Col- 
legiate Institute at Bordentown. For four 
years after graduating from the institute, I\Ir. 
Beldon taught school, at the same time study- 
ing law, and was admitted to the New Jersey 
bar in June, 1882. He began the practice of 
his profession at Trenton, tind later continued 
it at Camden, New Jersey, until, in 1903, he 
formed a connection with the Fidelity Trust 
Company of Newark, with which corporation 
he is still connected. In politics Mr. Beldon is 
a Republican, and from religious conviction a 
member of the F"irst Baptist Church of East 
Orange, of which he is also one of the deacons. 
He is president of the Young Men's Christian 
Association of Orange, and a member of Hope 
Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. Among 
the numerous clubs of which he is a member 
are the L'nion Club of Newark, the County and 
State Lawyers' clubs, the Elaltusrol Golf Club, 
the' Hill Golf Club, and the Roseville 
.\thletic Association. 

June 29, 1892. Mr. Beldon married Sara, 
daughter of Mahlon Frank and Sarah { Hub- 
bell) Shreve, of Bordentown, whose children 
were: Kate M. ; William Ambrose, married 
Mary A. Dunn, and has one child, Mary Dunn ; 
Emma Hubbell, married Samuel Dunseith, and 
Sara, referred to above. Child of Samuel 
White and Sara (Shreve) Beldon: Joseph 
AX'illard, born in Bordentown. New Jersev. Julv 
9. 1893- 

(The Snead Line). 

The following record from the Bible of 
Levin Snead, born April 2, 1753, gives the an- 
cestry of the wife of Hosea W'illard Beldon. 
Levin Snead married Hannah, daughter of 
Major George Payne, of Egg Harbor town- 
ship, Gloucester county. New Jersey, who was 
born October 25, 1755, and died October 26. 
1822. Her father was captain of the Third 
Battalion, Gloucester county militia, November 
14. 1777, and was promoted first major of the 
same battalion. March 31, 1778. Children of 
Levin and Hannah (Payne) Snead: i. Mary 
Payne, born September 8, 1781 ; died March 

7. 1844; married, January I, 1804, Hosea W^ill- 
ard Beldon. 2. Elizabeth, born November 21, 
1783; died July 27, 1786. 3. Louisa Ann, born 
April 10, 1785. 4. Elizabeth, born May 15, 
1787; died July 29, 1787. 5. Sara, born .\pril 

8. 1790. 6. I'^liza .\nn. born January 12, 1792; 

died i'Vbruary 15, 1S02. 7. Jane, born May 
16, 1795. 8. Hannah, born October 17, 1797; 
died l''ebruary i, 1804. 9. Arabella, born De- 
cember 6, 1799. 10. Robert Payne, born Sep- 
tember 8, 1802; died September 6, 1803. 11. 
Samuel G., born August 17, 1804: died Sep- 
tember 10. 1804. 

The Blodgett family in 
BLODGETT America is of English origin, 

and in this country holds a 
well-deserved rank for its patriotic services, 
members of the family iiaving distinguished 
themselves in the French and Indian wars, at 
the siege and capture of Louisburg, in the in- 
vasion of Canada, and in the revolutionary 
war. There were one hundred Blodgetts in 
the revolutionary war, eighty-eight from Mass- 
achusetts and twelve from New Hampshire. 
In the eighth generation is numbered a Lhiited 
States senator, a judge of the L'nited States 
district court, a chief justice of the supreme 
court of one New England state, an eminent 
judge of the superior court of another, a pub- 
licist and statistician of national reputation, a 
member of the New York chamber of com- 
merce, and in the ninth generation a judge of 
the supreme court of a third New England 
state. John Taggart Blodgett is a judge in 
Rhode Island and a cousin of the father of 
Harry Thornton Blodgett. 

(I) Thomas Blodgett, founder of the family 
in America, emigrated to New England with 
his wife and two eldest children, leaving Lon- 
don in the ship "Increase," April 18, 1635. He 
was then thirty years of age and his wife 
thirty-seven. They arrived in Boston and set- 
tled in Newtown, now Cambridge, Massachu- 
setts, where he dieii in 1642, and by his will 
[jrobated in 1643 left to each of his three chil- 
dren. £15. His widow Susan married (sec- 
ond), h'ebruary 15, 1644, James Thompson, 
of Woburn, Massachusetts. Children: i. Dan. 
iel, referred to below. 2. Samuel, born in Eng- 
land, 1633 ; died in Woburn, Massachusetts, 
May 21, 1720; married, December 13, 1655, 
Ruth, daughter of Stephen Eggleton. 3. Sus- 
anna, born Newtown, June, 1637; died Octo- 
ber 21, 1691 ; married, November 28. 1655, 
Jonathan, son of her step-father, James Thomp- 
son, of Woburn. Her eldest son Jonathan was 
the great-grandfather of Sir Benjamin Thomp- 
son, Count Rumford. 4. Thomas, died Au- 
gust 7, 1639; his death being the seventh re- 
corded in Newtown. 

(II) Daniel, son of Thomas and Susan 
Blodgett, was born in England in ir>3i ; died at 



Chelmsford, Massachusetts, January 28, 1672. 
He was brought by his parents to America 
when four years old, and was taken by his 
mother to Woburn on her second marriage ; 
became a freeman of Cambridge (formerly 
Newtown), 1652; was one of the original in- 
corporators of Chelmsford. Massachusetts, 
Alay 29, 1635, and in the following year set- 
tled in the west precinct of Chelmsford, which 
was set off and incorporated as the tow-n of 
Westford, September 23, 1729. March 12, 
1667, he was one of the committee appointed 
to allot the proportions of fence to each pro- 
prietor of Chelmsford. He married (first) 
-September 15, 1653. Mary, daughter of Benja- 
min Butterfield, who died September 5, 1666; 
(second) March 10, 1669, Sarah, daughter of 
William Underwood. Children, seven by first 
marriage: i. Thomas, referred to below. 2. 
Anna, born November 2, 1655. 3. Daniel, Jan- 
uary 6, 1657. 4. Benjamin, 1658; died April 
9, 1708; married, February 4, 1683, Mary 
Pellat. 5. Jonathan, September 18, 1660; mar- 
ried, February 7, 1687, Mary Rowlandson. 6. 
Samuel, C)ctober 12, 1662; died July 3, 1687. 
7. Nathaniel, October 22, 1664; died October 
27, 1666. 8. Nathaniel (2), March 16, 1670; 
married, July 17, 1695, Elizabeth Warren. 9. 
William, about 1672; died about 1728; mar- 
ried, June 14, 1696, Mary Warren. 

(HI) Thomas (2), son of Daniel and Mary 
(Butterfield) Blodgett, w'as born in Chelms- 
ford, Massachusetts, June 25, 1654; died prob- 
ably. Alarch 30, 1741. aged eighty-seven years. 
He married (first), June 29, 1682, Mary, born 
August 10, 1657, died November 9, 1694, 
daughter of Joseph Parkis, of Chelmsford ; 
(second). July 8, 1696, Mary Drues, of Gro- 
ton, or Concord, Massachusetts. Children, 
four by first v^'ife: I. Rebecca, born April 12, 
1684. 2. Thomas, about 1686; died in 1730; 
married. September 30. 1719. Tabitha Blanch- 
ard. 3. Joseph, referred to below. 4. Beniah, 
October 22, 1694; died February 4, 1773; mar- 
ried Abigail Booth. 5. John, November 26, 
1698: married, in 1723, Abigail Blanchard. 6. 
Samuel, .September 27, 1702. 7. Mary. Janu- 
ary 4. 1706; probably married about 1733, 
Moses Foster. 8. Anne, May 9, 1714. 

(IV) Joseph, son of Thomas (2) and ]\Iary 
( Parkis) Blodgett, was born in Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts, October 10, 1689: died in Hud- 
son, New Hampshire, December 3, 1761. He 
is jirobably the Joseph Blodgett who was one 
of the grantees of the tow-n of Mason in 1749, 
and afterwards owned in his own right one of 
the allotted sections of that town. About 1710 

he removed from the west precinct of Chelms- 
ford to that part of Dunstable. New Hamp- 
shire, which in 1732 became Nottingham; in 
1741, Nottingham West, and is now Hudson. 
.•\t the date of his removal the place was on 
the outskirts of the frontier. He married 
Dorothy, born July 9, 1696, died March 6, 
1778. daughter of Joseph Perham. Children: 
I. Joseph, born February 9, 1718. 2. Ebenezer, 
January 3. 1720. 3. Jeremiah, referred to 
below'. 4. Abigail, about 1723; died March 
20, 1818: married, Alay 27, 1744, Samuel Gree- 
ley. 5. Dorothy, February 18, 1724; married 
(first) Air. Thompson, and (second) Onesi- 
jjhorus Marsh. 6. Rebecca, February 3, 1728; 
married Samuel Merrill Jr. 7. Jonathan, De- 
cember 3, 1730. 8. James, February 17, 1734. 

( V) Jeremiah, son of Joseph and Dorothy 
( Perham) Blodgett, was born in Hudson, New 
Hampshire. July 20, 1721 : died there, in 1796. 
From October 15 to November 26, 1745, he 
was one of the twenty- four men scouting under 
the command of John Goff Jr. from the Merri- 
mac to the Connecticut rivers. He married 
Miriam Provender, who died in Alay, 1800. 
Children: i. Jeremiah, born Alay 9, 1751 ; 
died 1776: married, April 15, 1774, Lucy 
Nevins. 2. Ebenezer, January 29, 1753; died 
1776; married, Alay 19, 1775, Sarah, daughter 
of James Blodgett. Both Jeremiah and Eben- 
ezer served in the revolution. 3. Asahel, re- 
ferred to below. 4. Hannah, September 24, 
1757: died about 1845; married, October 31, 
1776, Stephen Chase Jr. 5. Sarah, Alay 16, 
1760; died February, 1777. 6. Isaac, May 2, 
1762: died January 21, 1777. 7. Beniah, 
Alarch 3, 1765: died January, 1830; married 
Betsey Hamblet. 

(\T) Asahel. son of Jeremiah and Aliriam 
(Provender) Blodgett, was born in Notting- 
ham ^^'est, New Hampshire, June 19. 1755: 
died in Dorchester, New Hampshire, June 3, 
1842. He enlisted in Captain William Walker's 
company in December, 1776, and served for 
three months, when he returned home in order 
to assist his father in the management of the 
farm, as he was the only surviving son old 
enough to do so. In 1805 he sold his farm at 
Hudson and bought one at Dorchester, whither 
he removed in the spring of 1806 and where 
he died. One of his grandsons, the Hon. Rufus 
Blodgett. of New Jersey, says, "I remember 
our grandfather quite distinctly, though I was 
but eight years old at the time of his death. 
.As I recall him he was a man of stern nature, 
very firm convictions, and so far as I have 
been able to judge of strict integrity. It is 



possible he possessed more native talent than 
any of his descendants, * * * b^t they. 
both male and female, were a strong people 
intellectually, though they lacked early educa- 
tion and business training." He married 
(first). December 13, 1781, Catharine, born 
June 12, 1761, died December 20, 1795, daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer and Abigail Pollard. He mar- 
ried (second), in 1796 or 1797, Lois Pollard, 
sister to his first wife, born August 18, 1771. 
Children, seven by first wife: i. Catharine, 
born November 24, 1782; died December 10, 
1805: unmarried. 2. Asahel. May 15, 1784; 
died .\pril 11. 1863 : married, about 1804, Polly, 
daughter of Phineas and Martha (Hamblet) 
lllodgett. 3. Ebenezer, January 14, 1786; died 
March 19, 1870; married, June 21, 1827, Sally 
Cheever. 4. Isaac, August 12, 1787; died Oc- 
tober 29, 1816; unmarried. 5. Sibyl, Novem- 
ber 13, 1789: (lied March 6, 1863; unmarried. 
6. Lois, February 17, 1792; died June 6, 1877; 
married, about 1845, Wales Dole. 7. Caleb. De- 
cember 13, 1793; died October 5, 1872; mar- 
ried, September 7, 1824, Charlotte Piper. 8. 
Rufus. November 12, 1798; died March 20, 
1881 ; married, about 1826, Ruth Webster Fel- 
lows. 9. Lucinda, November 18, 1800; died 
August 9, 1879; unmarried. 10. Abner, De- 
cember 5, 1802: died r)ctober 5, 1889; married. 
December 9, 1832, his second cousin, Persis, 
daughter of Jabez and Rachel ( Pollard) Blod- 
gett. II. P.eniah, April 25, 1804; died April 8, 
1817. 12. Jeremiah, referred to below. 13. 
Betsy, ]May 10, 1810: died February 23, 1892; 

(\'II) Jeremiah (2), son of Asahel and 
Lois (Pollard) Blodgett, was born in Notting- 
ham West, March 10, 1806; died in New 
Haven, Connecticut, August 2, 1881, and was 
buried at Wentworth, New Hampshire. His 
childhood and youth were passed at Dorches- 
ter, whither his father had removed when he 
was but a few months old. At twenty-six 
years of age he had acquired enough money by 
brick making to purchase a good farm in Dor- 
chester, and in 1842-43 he represented that 
town in the New Hampshire legislature. In 
1845 he removed to Rumney, New Hampshire, 
where he was appointed deputy sheriff for 
Grafton county, and in the following year re- 
moved to \\'entworth. His appointment as 
deputy sheriff raised much bitter feeling against 
him among the friends of the rival candidate, 
but by the end of his term of five years service 
he had won his former opponents over into 
the number of his warmest friends and sup- 
])orters. He was jjrompt and efficient as a 

jniblic officer, yet generous to a fault, perform- 
ing his unpleasant duties with the least possible 
annoyance and expense to the parties in litiga- 
tion, and often relinquished his fees rather than 
add to the burdens of the poor. He was a 
member of the constitutional convention of 
1850, presided over by Franklin Pierce, which 
contained among its members some of the most 
distinguished men of the state, and he was also 
a member of the convention of 1876 which re- 
])orted the jiresent state constitution. In 1855- 
56-57-58 he was the candidate of the Demo- 
cratic party for the office of registrar of deeds 
for Grafton county, and during the adminis- 
tration of President Buchanan was offered the 
post of inspector at the Boston custom house, 
which he declin<;d ; later he accepted the ap- 
jiointmeiit of mail route agent between Con- 
curd and Littleton. He was the representative 
of Wentworth in the legislature from 1870 to 
1872. and in 1875-77 was a member of the 
governor's council. He was endowed with an 
unusually sound discretion, and lived an active, 
useful life, but he seemed to enjoy serving 
others better than himself. He careil little for 
worldly gain, loved his books, and being a 
great reader, with a remarkably retentive 
memory, his store of general and varied in- 
formation was equalled by few. He possessed 
great force of character and firm determina- 
tion of purpose, and yet he was as tender as a 
child, and his sympathy for others caused him 
to make sacrifices for their benefit. His attach- 
ments, particularly to his family and kindred, 
were strong and enduring, and so keen was his 
perception of character that he who once gained 
his full confidence and respect always retained 
it. He married (first), November 2;^. 1833, 
Amanda, born April 8, 1813, died February 
9, 1849, daughter of Deacon William and Han- 
nah ( Brown ) Jcihnson, of W'entworth ; her 
grandfathers were both revolutionary soldiers. 
He married (second), in September, 1850, 
Anne Bloilgett, born in Rumney, February 16, 
1804, died in Manchester, New Hampshire, 
June 8. 1889, daughter of Samuel and Ann 
(Blodgett) Burns. Her mother was a daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Blodgett, of Hudson and Rum- 
nev. Children, all by first marriage: i. Rufus, 
referred to below. 2. Jeremiah, born April 
7, 1836; died May 18, 1836. 3. Louisa John- 
son, March 31, 1837: died May 24, 1837. 4. 
Beniah, April 19, 1838; died September 5, 
1852. 5. Louisa Johnson, September 15, 1841 ; 
died November 12. 1891 ; married, June 27, 
1877, John Atwell, of Peacham. 6. Jeremiah, 
.'\pril 18, 1844; died December 9, 1859. 7. 



William luhiison, October 9, 1846; died Octo- 
ber 26. 1868. 

(VIII) The Hon. Rufus, son of Jeremiah 
(2) and Amanda (Johnson) Blodgett, was 
born in Dorchester, New Hampshire, Octo- 
ber 9, 1834, and is now Hving in Long Branch, 
New Jersey. After receiving his early educa- 
tion in the public schools, he graduated from 
the Wentworth Academy, and then while quite 
young began learning the trade of a locomotive 
builder at the Amoskeag Locomotive Works, 
of Manchester, New Hampshire. He followed 
this trade for several years in New Hampshire, 
and afterwards at New Haven, Connecticut, 
and in 1866 was appointed master mechanic of 
the New Jersey Southern railroad. He became 
the superintendent of the road in 1874 and in 
1884 was appointed to the position which he 
still holds, that of superintendent of the New 
York and Long Branch railroad. He has 
ranked among the prominent citizens of New 
Jersey for more than a quarter of a century, 
not only as a railroad manager, but also as a 
politician and a business man. As a life-long 
Democrat he has held many of the most im- 
portant political offices in the gift of his party, 
and he still exerts a powerful influence in shap- 
ing the acts and policies of the councils of the 
New Jersey democracy. He was elected a 
member of the New Jersey assembly in 1877 
and was re-elected in 1878-79, and in the last 
named year was the candidate of his party for 
speaker. He was one of the district delegates 
of New Jersey to the national Democratic con- 
vention, which in 1880 nominated General Han- 
cock for the presidency, and in 1896 was a 
delegate at large to the convention which nomi- 
nated William J. Bryan. During the presi- 
dential contest of 1884 he was chairman of the 
Democratic state committee. In the Demo- 
cratic state convention of 1886 he was the 
strong rival of Robert Stockton Greene for 
the nomination as governor, but after an ex- 
citing and bitterly fought contest he was de- 
feated on a very close vote. In 1887 he was 
elected I'nited States senator and served as 
such until 1893, '" which year he was elected 
mayor of Long Branch, a position which he 
held by successive re-elections each year until 
1898. He was one of those who organized the 
First National Bank and the Citizens' National 
Bank of Long Branch, New Jersey, and of 
each of these institutions he was chosen presi- 
dent at its organization. He is a present presi- 
dent of the Citizens" National Bank, of Long 
Branch; a director of the First National Bank, 

of Princeton, New Jersey, and of the First Na- 
tional Bank, of South Amboy, New Jersey, 
and he is also president of the Tintern-Manor 
Water Company. On his maternal side his 
great-grandfathers, Samuel Johnson and Will- 
iam Brown, both rendered distinguished serv- 
ice during the revolution, the one in the army 
and the other in the navy, for which service 
each received a pension from the government 
up to the time of his death. Samuel Johnson 
was born in Sutton, New Hampshire, and died 
at Wentworth in 1847. William Brown was 
burn in England about 1753, and came to this 
country in 1772. He enlisted on board the 
American frigate "Boston," and sailed from 
Marblehead, under Captain Samuel Tucker. 
Afterwards his vessel was used to transport 
to Europe John Adams and his son, John 
Quincy Adams, the former as minister to 

.Mr. lilodgett married (first), November 27, 
18111. .\manda ]\L, born in Peacham, Ver- 
mont, July 27,. 1836, died there, January 28, 
1879. daughter of Charles and Alary (Harri- 
man ) Hoyt, of Wentworth. He married (sec- 
ond), July 28, 1879, Chastina (Clark) Simp- 
son, widow of Henry F. Simpson and daugh- 
ter of Enoch and Ruth (Harriman) Clark, 
born in I'iermont, New Hampshire, December 
14, 1833. Children, both by first marriage: i. 
.\manda Louisa, born in New Haven, Con- 
necticut, August 18, 1862; died there, January 
8, 1863. 2. Harry Thornton, referred to below. 

(IN) Harry Thornton, son of the Hon. 
Rufus and Amanda M. (Hoyt) Blodgett, was 
born in Manchester, New Jersey, August 25, 
1867, and is now living at Long Branch. For 
his early education he attended the district 
school at Manchester, and after graduating 
from the Chaltel high school at Long Branch, 
he spent a year in the same place under private 
tutors. He then took up the study of telegraphy 
in the main office of the Central railroad of 
New Jersey, being attached to the southern 
division, and here he remained until his father 
became superintendent of the New York and 
Long I'lranch railroad, when he took a posi- 
tion under him and has gradually worked up 
to the place which he now occupies as assistant 
general ticket agent. Like his father he is a 
Democrat, and after being twice elected coun- 
cilman for the second ward of Long Branch, 
he declined a third election. He is a member 
of the Royal .Arcanum. He married. .\]iril 14, 
i8go. Bertha, daughter of Stephen and Lena 
(Schwartz) Gerner. 





Charles Frederick Degen- 
DEGEXRIXG ring, founder of the fam- 
ily of his name in this coun- 
try, was born in Bavaria, and comes of a fam- 
ily which supplied four sons to the German 
army. He was a shoemaker by occupation, 
and learned his trade in Bavaria, whence he 
came to this country with his family in 1852. 
Twelve years later he enlisted during the civil 
war in the Twenty-eighth Massachusetts In- 
fantry, and was killed at the battle of Cold 
Harbor in June. 1864. He married Catharine 
Schreiber. Children : Anna ; Catharine ; Mag- 
dalen : Frederica ; Jacob, referred to below; 
Caroline ; Charles Frederick Jr. 

(11) Jacob, son of Charles Frederick and 
Catharine (Schreiber) Degenring. was born 
in Bavaria. September 12, 1844. H^ ^"^"'is eight 
years old when his father emigrated to Amer- 
ica, and he was left behind in Bavaria, where 
he went to school until he was thirteen years 
old, after which he did boy's work until i860, 
when he came to the L'nited States and found 
work on a farm. In 186 1 he enlisted in the 
Fifty-second Xew York Infantry, and was 
wounded after a year's service in the battle of 
Fair Oaks, June i, 1862. He was invalided 
home and discharged in the following Septem- 
ber. He then worked for a time at the trade 
of shoemaking. but in February, 1864, re-en- 
listed in the First Massachusetts Cavalry, and 
received his discharge in September, 1865. 
.\fter this he came to Red Bank, where he went 
to work in a hotel, and in the following year 
came to Xew York City, where he engaged in 
mercantile pursuits until 1871, when he came 
to Red Bank and started in business for him- 
self as a hotel proprietor, in which for the past 
thirty-eight years he has been successfully en- 
gaged. He is a member of Arrowsmith Post. 
No. 61. Grand Army of Republic, Department 
of Xew Jersey; a member of the Mystic 
Brotherhood; of Lodge, No. 21, Free and Ac- 
cepted Alasons, of Xew Jersey ; of the New 
Era Society; of the Monument and Benevolent 
Association ; of all the German organizations, 
and of the Exempt Firemen, and was chief of 
the Red Bank fire department one year. Among 
his clubs are the Eintracht Singing Society and 
the Monmouth Boat Club. He is a member of 
the Lutheran church. He married, June 10. 
1867. in Xew York City. Susanna, daughter of 
(ieorgc i'hilip and .Susanna ( Gabel) Ziegler. 
who was born in Baden, Germany. February 
8. 1849. and emigrated to the L^nited States in 
1865. Her father was a farmer and a couucil- 
Icir in his native town, and besides Mrs. De- 

genring. who was his youngest child, he had 
five chiklren : George. Catharine, Frederick, 
Barbara, and Philip Ziegler. Children of Jacob 
and Susanna (Ziegler) Degenring: i. Anna, 
born March 24, 1868; married Leon de la 
Reussille ; children : Leon Jr. and Paul. 2. 
Catharine E^>arbara, born January 30, 1870; 
married .Samuel J. Coggins. 3. Caroline, born 
June ly, 1875; married T'rederick J. Smock; 
children : Henry and Anna Elizabeth Smock. 
4. Henry Gunther, referred to below\ 

( III) Henry (junther, son of Jacob and Sus- 
anna (Ziegler) Degenring, was born in Red 
liaiik. Xew Jersey. December 30, 1880. He 
received his education at the Bordentown Mili- 
tary Institute, and then spent one year at the 
Shrew--liury Academy in Red Bank, after 
which he went to work for his father and 
finally succeeded him in his wholesale business 
of bottling carbonated beverages. In politics 
Mr. Degenring is an independent. He is a 
member of the Knights of Pythias, of the 
Xew Era Society, and of the Society of Sons 
of \'eterans of the Civil War. He married, 
in Long Branch. Xew Jersey, August 4, 1901, 
.Anna Julia, daughter of George F. and Louise 
( Lorenz) Gramann, who was born at Sea 
Bright, April 30, 1882. She is the grand- 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Kuhnhold) 
(jramann. Her brothers are Henry C. Gra- 
mann. who married Valerie Ely, and has one 
child Donald; and George F. ('iramann Jr. 
Child of Henry Gunther and Anna Julia (Gra- 
mann ) Degenring: Mae Eleanor, born July 
2, 1905. 

Aaron P. Hyer, the earliest mem- 
HYER ber of the family of wdiom we have 

definite information, was a son of 
Peter Hyer. of Monmouth county, New Jersey, 
where he was born about 1798 and died in 
1878. The family is said to have been of Eng- 
lish origin, although the emigrant ancestor 
associated himself with the old Dutch colonists, 
and five members of the family intermarried 
with five children of Tennis Van Pelt. Aaron 
P. Hyer married Gertrude, daughter of Ger- 
shom Cottrell, of Monmouth county, who was 
born about 1796 and died in 1880. Children: 
I. Rebecca, married Gordon Bowd. 2. James 
,\.. died Xovember 17, 1883, aged sixty-five 
years ; married a sister of Sheriff Clayton Rob- 
bins ; lived at Toms River. 3. ]Mary Ann. mar- 
ried llenr}- Bills. 4. Lewis Spencer, referred 
to below, 

(II) Lewis Sjjencer. son of Aaron P. and 
( lertrude (Cottrell) liver, was born in Free- 



hold township, Alonmouth county, New Jer- 
sey, March i, 1839, and died in Rahway, Union 
county, New Jersey, August 15, 1909. He 
received his education in a small district school 
house about half a mile from his home. In 
May, 1855, he entered the Monmouth Demo- 
crat office as an apprentice, and became fore- 
man before he reached his majority. In March, 
1865, he went to Rahway, and the following 
j'ear purchased the National Democrat, after 
having leased it from Hon. Josephus Shann 
for a year. He changed its name to the Union 
Democrat, which title it retained throughout 
his management, and until Mr. Hyer retired 
from editorial and newspaper work, when its 
new proprietor gave it the name of the Rah- 
way Nezi's Herald. Mr. Hyer held a number 
of public offices beginning in 1874, when he 
was elected mayor of the city of Rahway, and 
was at the same time appointed clerk of the 
board of freeholders of the county. In 1881 
he accepted the nomination for state senator, 
but was defeated by a small majority on ac- 
count of adverse party combinations. March 
I, 1882, he was appointed by Governor Lud- 
low for five years a judge of the court of com- 
mon pleas for Union county, was reappointed 
by Governor Green in 1887, and again by Gov- 
ernor Abbet in 1892, and served continuously 
until April i, 1896. when changes in the forma- 
tion of the county courts caused the office to 
be abolished. In 1889 he was again elected for 
one year mayor of Rahway, re-elected in 1890 
to succeed himself for two years, and after 
this he withdrew from active politics and de- 
voted his life to his paper, his church and his 
family. He joined the Methodist Episcopal 
church in early life, and for many years held 
various lay ecclesiastical positions. He was 
musical director of Trinity Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, one of the trustees, and chair- 
man of the building committee during the 
erection of Trinity edifice, and many of its at- 
tractions are due to his suggestions. Mr. 
Hyer was a member of Lafayette Lodge, No. 
27, Free and Accepted Masons, of New Jer- 
sey ; of Chapter, No. 26, Royal Arch Masons ; 
of Esse.x County Lodge, No. 27, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows., and for twenty years a 
member of the executive committee of the 
New Jersey Editorial .•\ssociation, of which 
he was an honorary member at his death. 
When this occurred the Rahway News Herald, 
his old paper, in a long obituary said of him : 
'■Judge Lew'is S. Hyer is dead, and into every 
home in Rahway sorrow has come because of 
it. Patiently, faithfully, year after year for 

forty- four years, has he come in and gone out 
before the people, making friends and neigh- 
bors of them all ; gentlemanly, courteous, a 
thorough Christian, and one who lived up to 
his professions. Nearly two years ago his 
health began failing, since which time his 
friends and associates have watched him grad- 
ually losing in strength and vitality, although 
he kept still at his desk, writing kindly articles 
and editorials, counselling peaceful tactics to 
his fellow-workmen, and doing many a kindly 
deed with the right hand of which the left 
hand knew nothing. After an association of 
twelve years, with not a shadow of a misunder- 
standing or an unpleasant word, the writer 
feels that one of the best friends he ever had 
in the world has passed peaceful to other 
realms and 'is reaping his reward for the good 
deeds done here in the body.' The sorrowing 
family may rest assured of the sympathy, 
earnest and sincere, of the people at large, not 
only of Rahway, but a large territory round 
about. The loss to the city, the newspaper 
field, the church, and the large circle of rela- 
tives and friends, is not one to be made up 
again, for there has never been but one Judge 
Lewis S. Hyer in Rahway, and now he is gone. 
Coming here at a time when all was turmoil 
and strife, he pushed his way as a young man 
to the front in political matters, and kept ever 
in the van, counselling for what he firmly be- 
lieved was for the best interests, and generally 
in the right, he showed himself a safe leader to 
the last." He married Jane, daughter of Jacob 
and Minchie (Morris) Young, who was born 
May 22, 1839. Only child, Frederick C, re- 
ferred to below. 

(HI) Frederick C, son of Lewis Spencer 
and Jane (Young) Hyer, was born in Rah- 
way, Union county, New Jersey, December 
10, 1874. Mr. Hyer received his education in 
the Rahway public school, and shortly after 
leaving school became connected with the print- 
ing establishment of his father and assisted in 
the newspaper and mechanical work for two 
years, after which, in 1892, he entered the law 
offices of Shafer & Durand, in Rahway, sub- 
sequently attending the New York Law School, 
from which he graduated with the degree of 
LL. B. in 1894. He then entered as a student 
in the offices of Guild & Lum, in Newark, and 
remained with them until 1896, when he was 
admitted to the New Jersey bar as an attorney, 
becoming counsellor February, 1899. He then 
took offices in Newark, at the same time doing 
clerical work in the law offices of John Oliver 
Halsted Pitney. Shortly after becoming coun- 



seller, Mr. Ilyer opened offices in Rahway, 
occupying those of the late tirni of Shafer & 
Durand, both members of the firm having then 
recently died. Since that time he Ijas had a 
gradual increasing law practice. In 1903 Mr. 
Hyer was admitted to practice in the United 
States supreme court. For a number of years 
he acted in the capacity of associate editor of 
his father's paper, the Union Democrat. In 
1004 he was honored by the appointment of 
city attorney for five years, but resigned at the 
end of one year, finding that the duties inter- 
fered with his general practice of law. In 
1908 he became Democratic candidate for New 
Jersey state senator from Union county. He 
is now attorney and director of the Rahway 
National liank. Mr. Hyer is a member of 
Lafayette Lodge, No. 27, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of New Jersey; of Chapter No. 26, 
Royal Arch Masons; of Lodge No. 1075, 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ; of 
the Royal Arcanum ; and of the Sons of the 
American Revolution. He is also an ex-secre- 
tary of the Union County Bar Association, and 
a trustee of Trinity ]\Iethodist Episcopal 
Churcli, Rahway. He married, in Elizabeth, 
January 12, 1898, Edith, daughter of James H. 
and Mary (Phillips) Cook, who was born in 
Jersey City, November 25, 1874. Children: 
\'irginia, born February 23, 1904; Frederick 
Lewis, born October 2, 1907. 

George Taylor Morford, the 
Mr)RFORD first member of this family 

of whom we have definite in- 
formation, was a native of Monmouth county, 
New Jersey. He married Maria Wardell. 
Children : I. Jane, married Robert W. Parker. 
2. Caroline, married John Githeus. 3. Char- 
lotte, married George Klots. 4. Thomas, mar- 
ried Hannal \'oorhees; two children. 5. Jo- 
seph, married Jane Van Dorn ; two children. 
6. John Aken, referred to below. 7. Jarratt, 

married Annin. 8. Julia, married 

Jacob C. Parker. 

(II) Jolin Aken, son of George Taylor and 
Maria (Wardell) Morford, was born at Red 
Bank. Monmouth county. New Jersey, in 1809, 
and died in 1881. For fifty years he kept the 
general store at Long Branch, where he was 
one of the school trustees and a director of the 
Long Branch Banking Company. He was 
always interested in public affairs, and from 
1849 to 1 85 1 was Democratic state senator for 
Monmouth county. He married Sarah Ann 
Conovcr, born in October, 1813, and still living, 

in New Britain, Connecticut, with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Joseph E. Ilance. Children: i. 
Maria, married Abram Trafford Vandervere ; 
children : Frederick, Anna Conover, and Julia 
Vandervere. 2. Tylee Conover, referred to 
below. 3. Elizabeth A., married Joseph E. 
Hance : children : Clifford, Joseph and Sarah 

( HI ) Tylee Conover, son of John Aken and 
Sarah Ann (Conover) Alorford, was born in 
Long Branch, New Jersey, February 16, 1840. 
After receiving his education in the public 
schools he went into his father's store, and 
when nineteen years of age became a member 
of the firm of John A. Morford & Son. He left 
this in order to serve in the Union army dur- 
ing the civil war, at the close of which he came 
back to the store, and later for a period of eight 
years served as cashier of the Long Branch 
Banking Company. For one year he was super- 
intendent of schools for Ocean township. After 
the death of the father he gave up the general 
store and retired from the bank and established 
a department store which he conducted under 
the name of Morford. Brown & Company, until 
1890, when he retired from mercantile life and 
opened his office as justice of the peace, to 
which post he had been appointed. He also 
wrote editorials for the Long Branch Press, 
and soon afterwards for the Taxpayer and 
Workingman. In 1903 he began his work in 
the interests of "Citizens out of office," which 
led him into his fight with the city charter. He 
married, at Aston, Rhode Island, Annie, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Lucy (Hammond) Har- 
rington. Children : John, died in infancy ; 
Harold Conover, referred to below; Sarah; 
Lucy, married Charles Blakeley. 

( IV) Harold Conover, son of Tylee Cono- 
ver and Annie (Harrington) Morford, was 
born at Long Branch, Monmouth county, New 
Jersey, July 26. 1881, and is now living in that 
city. After receiving a public school educa- 
tion he graduated from the Long Branch high 
school, and entering Columbia University, 
graduated with the class of 1904. He then 
read law with Charles M. Vreeland, of Jersey 
City, and was admitted to the New Jersey bar 
as attorney in 1905. Since that time he has 
specialized in the law concerning real property, 
and practices in Jersey City and Long Branch, 
in both of which places he is looked upon as 
one of the coming generation of New Jersey's 
legal lights. Mr. Alorford is a Democrat, and 
a vestryman of St. James' Episcopal Church, 
Long Branch. 



John Henry Sliedaker, son 
SHEDAKER of John (q. v.) and EUza- 

beth (Rodman) Shedaker. 
was born in Burlington, Xew Jersey, April 15, 
1831. and died in March, 1887. He was reared 
on the home farm and received a good common 
school education. He followed in the foot- 
steps of his father in selecting an occupation, 
and became a farmer. Following the custom of 
his section, his farming was principally along 
the line of vegetables and small fruit culture. 
To tliis he added the manufacture of pickles, 
establishing the business so firmly that it is 
still a profitable feature of the business of his 
son, William B. Shedaker. He erected a fac- 
tory and did a successful business as long as 
he lived, and retained an active personal inter- 
est in his business affairs up to the time of his 
death. In politics he belonged to the Repub- 
lican party, and served as township committee- 
man and surveyor of highways. He was an 
active, interested member of the Patrons of 
Husbandry, holding membership in Burlington 
Grange : and was a member of Burlington 
Lodge, No. 22, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows. Mr. Shedaker married Alary Borton, 
born near Moorestown, New Jersey, in 1832. 
Children: i. Frederick W., now a farmer of 
Burlington county, New Jersey ; married Lizzie 
Scott; children: Walter, John and Parker. 
2. Hannah, deceased. 3. William B., see for- 
ward. 4. Elizabeth, deceased; was wife of 
Charles Parker, a farmer of Burlington coun- 
ty. New Jersey. 5. Sarah M., resides with 
her mother in Camden, New Jersey. 6. Amy 
married Edward Johnson, since divorced ; she 
resides in Camden, New Jersey, with her 
daughter. Marv Johnson. 

( II ) William B., third child of John H. and 
Mary (Borton) Shedaker, was born in Bur- 
lington, New Jersey, September 5, 1865. He 
received a good education in the public schools 
of Burlington, and grew up on the farm, learn- 
ing all the details of farming as practiced in 
that section and of his father's manufacturing. 
He chose the latter as his principal line of 
eft'ort. and has established himself firmly in 
a most profitable line of pickled fruits and 
vegetables. He annually contracts with neigh- 
boring farmers for the raising and delivering 
to him of small cucumbers and other products 
for pickling, to an amount surprisingly large. 
His goods are well and favorably known in 
the different surrounding markets. This line 
of business is inherent in the family, as Jacob 
D. Shedaker, of the fourth generation, built 
and operated successfuly the first cannery for 

small fruits in Burlington, although the manu- 
facture of an exclusive line of pickles and con- 
diments began with John Henry Shedaker, of 
the prece(Jing generation. In politics Mr. She- 
daker is Republican, and has taken active part 
in his township government. For two years 
he has been chairman of the township com- 
mittee ; since 1903 president of the township 
board of health; and in 1909 a member of the 
Burlington county grand jury. His religious 
connection is with the Methodist Episcopal 
church, and fraternally he is united with Bur- 
lington Lodge, No. 22, Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows ; Burlington Lodge, No. 996, 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and 
Burlington Grange, No. 150, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry. He married, July 12, 1883, Hannah 
E., daughter of Peter F. and Mary A. (Kim- 
ble) Mattson, of Burlington township, Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. 
Shedaker are the parents of five children: i. 
Hannah May, born February 4, 1886. 2. Ray- 
mond B., January 20. 1888: married Lilly Ris- 
k'V, Alay II, 1909. 3. Florence M., June 19, 
1890. 4. \'ernie E., July 25, 1892. 5. J. Earl, 
February 4, 1896. 

This ancient English family 
ST. JOHN comes into New England colo- 
nial history with the other 
Puritans, and in the early records the sur- 
name is found written variously St. John, Sen- 
sion and Sention ; but however written the 
record refers to the immigrant ancestor of the 
family here treated or to some of his de- 

( I ) Matthias St. John, immigrant, was born 
in England and first appears in New England 
as of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1631-32, and 
was made freeman there September 3, 1634; 
had a grant of lands January 14, 1635, "at the 
boiuids betwixt Ro.xbury and Dorchester." In 
1636 the town ordered "that Matthias Sension 
and Thomas Stampford shall keepe the cowes 
this yere to begin the 17th day of .April and to 
continue the keeping of them till the 15th of 
November to have for their pay in keepeing 
5 shills the head for as many as are brought 
in : the sayd five shill p' head to be payd 1-3 in 
hand 1-3 at halfe the tyme and the other at the 
end of the tyme.'" The Dorchester records 
show that Matthias St. John became possessed 
of several small tracts of land in the town 
some by grant and others by purchase, but 
in 1640 he left that town and took up his abode 
in \\'indsor. Connecticut, where he was one 
of the carlv planters, and where he acquired 



lands by grant and by purchase. There he was 
knuwn as .Mathias Seiichon, Mathewe Sensioii 
and also as ^latthias Sension. He is men- 
tioned among the first settlers of Wethers- 
field, between 1636 and 1645, ^"t he was grand 
juror in \\ iiidsor in 1643. He was "Juryman 
in Particular Court" at Hartford in 1650, and 
i()5i, also afterward, and he appears to have 
been frecjuently chosen to perform public serv- 
ice, from which it may be assumed that he was 
a jierson of some consequence in the plantation. 
In 1O54 lie removed with his family to N'or- 
walk, and there he discharged important duties 
in connection with the afifairs of town govern- 
ment. His will is dated October 19, 1669, and 
lie died in that or the following month. His 
will mentions his wife, but does not give her 
name. His estate was inventoried as of the 
value of three hundred pounds. Children: I. 
Matthias, born 1630; died December, 1728-29. 
2. Mark, 1633-34; died August 12, i'J93. 3. 
Samuel, 1637-40; died January 14, 1685. 4. 
Mercy, June 8, 1645. 5. James, 1649; 'l'<^'' 
May 9, 1684. 

(II) Matthias (2), first son of Matthias 
( I ) St. John, was born probably in England 
in 1630, died in December, 1728-29. He lived 
in Norwalk, Connecticut, and held various 
offices; was selectman, fence viewer in 1659, 
and his name appears frequently in the records 
as having discharged various duties, some of 
them of an important character in the affairs 
of the town government. The baptismal name 
of his wife was Elizabeth, but her family name 
does not appear. Children: i. Ebenezer, born 
about 1660, died 1723-24; married Elizabeth 
Comstock. 2. Matthias, born in Xorwalk, 1667- 
(<H ; see forward. 3. Mary, married Thomas 
Hyatt, a soldier in King Philip's war; died 
.March 29, 1698. 4. James, born 1674; died in 
January, 1754; married, December 18, 1693, 
.Mar\- Comstock. 

(HI) Matthias (3), son of Matthias (2) 
and Elizabeth St. John, was born in Norwalk, 
Connecticut, 1667-68: died (says one author- 
ity ) August 17, 1748, in Wilton, Connecticut. He 
owned land at what was called Flaxhill, in i6<j<), 
and was a husbandman. He also filled various 
town offices, assisted in building the school 
house, was fence viewer, and was selected "to 
beat ye drum on Sabbath days." This last 
duty was imposed on his son in case he should 
not do it himself. He had various grants of 
lands in Xorwalk and Ridgefield, Connecticut. 
In March. 1734-35, he served as juror. He 
married Rachel Routon, born December 16, 
I''i77. daughter of John Ronton Sr., of Nor- 

walk, who married .Abigail (_or Elizabeth) St. 
John, and had ten children: i. Ebenezer. 2. 
John, bom about 1685; died March, 1773; 
married (first), April 29, 1724, Eunice Hayes; 
married (second), 1749, Sarah Scribner. 3. 
Matthew, born 1686; died August 3, 1755; 
married, October 13, 1709, Anne Whitney. 4. 
Samuel, born about 1688; see forwartl. 5. 
Nathan, born 1692; died March 10, 1749; mar- 
ried, June 7, 1721, Hannah Seymour. 6. Mat- 
thias, born 1695: died 1732; married, about 
1723-24, Elizabeth Trowbridge; she married 
(second) Nehemiah Gregory. 7. Benjamin, 
born about 1700: married (first), 1729, Mary 
: (second) Elizabeth, w'idow of Rich- 
ard Everett. 8. Rachel, born about 1700, died 
1774; married, April 2y, 1721, John Marvin. 
9. Hannah, born about 1700; died in Sharon, 
Connecticut, February 5, 1774; married, 1721, 
Captain Ebenezer Carter. 10. Elizabeth, born 
about 171 7-18; married Ezra Hickok. 

( I\') Captain Samuel, son of Matthias (3) 
and Rachel ( Ronton ) St. John, was born prob- 
ably about 1688, died at Cortland Manor, New 
York, 1755. He went with his father from 
Norwalk to Ridgefield and was one of the 
original proprietors in that town in 1708, when 
a colony of twenty-four settlers bought lands 
there from the Indians. In the subsequent 
division of their purchase Captain St. John re- 
ceived lot No. I, which was "Granted by ye 
Proprietors of ye Town of Ridgefield unto 
Serjeant Samuel Saint John and recorded unto 
the said Samuel Saint John his heirs and as- 
signs forever." Subsequently he had other 
lands and appears to have been one of the 
principal men of the town. He was one of 
three men appointed to "look over town and 
propriety votes and as much as they think 
necessary, order for file," in 1715; was made 
townsman, 1718; fence viewer in 1720-21; 
lister in 1724; townsman in 1727-28; surveyor 
and moderator of the town meeting in 1729: 
appointed lieutenant of the train band of 
Ridgefield in 1718, and became captain in 1727. 
He evidently removed to Cortland Manor in 
Westchester county. New York, about 1740, 
l)erhaps earlier, for in a deed executed by him 
in 1740-41, he is described as "Samuel Saint 
John lately of Ridgefield now living on Cort- 
land Manor in ye County of West Chester." 
In 1742 he describes himself as "late of Ridge- 
field, now living in Cortland Manor in ye 
County of W'estchester and Province of New 
York." Captain St. John married Rebecca 
()lmstead, born about 1681, daughter of Lieu- 
tenant lohn and Elizabeth Olmstead. She sur- 



vived him and married for her second hus- 
band a Lockwood. Captain Samuel and Re- 
becca (Olmsteadj St. John had eleven chil- 
dren: I. Samuel, born about 1703; see for- 
ward. 2. Joanna, married, December 21, 1727, 
Christopher Burt. 3. Jane, married in Ridge- 
lield, August 27, 1730, Ebenezer Brooks. 4. 
Peregrina, married, August 27, 1730, Nathan 
Northrup. 5. Abigail, died April 28, 1720. 6. 
Abigail, married John Warren Jr. 7. Rebecca, 
married Samuel Lobdell. 8. Noah, born 1713; 
died October 5, 1778; married, October 6, 
1737, Jane Smith. 9. Daniel. 10. Job. 11. 

(V) Samuel (2), son of Captain Samuel 
(i) and Rebecca (Olmstead) St. John, was 
born in Norwalk, Connecticut, about 1703-04, 
died in Ridgefield, Connecticut, November 9, 
1777- He was one of the founders of the 
church in Ridgefield in 1769, and appears to 
have been a man of influence and means. The 
records show that he owned several tracts of 
land in ditterent localities. He married (first) 
March 6, 1727-28, Sarah Northrup, born July, 
1702, died June 20, 1731 ; married (second) 
January 8, 1735-36. Sarah Wallace, born De- 
cember I, 1714, died January 6, 1754; married 
(third) Hannah Hyatt, who died April 26, 
1765. His children: i. Sarah, born May 31, 
1729. 2. Samuel, May 4, 1733. 3. James, 
born October 27, 1736; died February, 1829; 
married, April 13, 1758, Jerusha Thomas. 4. 
Thomas, October 12, 1738; died January 12, 
1816; married (first), March 8, 1759, Sus- 
anna Northrup; married (second) April 14, 
1760, Betty Thomas. 5. John, 1740; died 
April 14, 1746. 6. Rebecca, June 18, 1743. 7. 
Jacob, August 30, 1745. 8. Daniel, July 16, 
1748; died March 29, 1813; married, February 
26, 1768, Abigail Holmes, of Bedford, New 
York. 9. Martha, January 2, 1750; married 
(first) September 19, 1767, John Thomas; 
married (second) August 29, 1782, Solomon 
Goodwin Jr. 10. John, April 11, 1753; died 
October 22 or 26, 1825 ; married, October 22, 
1779, Hannah Fitch. 

(VI) Daniel, son of Samuel (2) and Sarah 
(Wallace) St. John, was born July 16, 1748, 
died probably March 29, 1813. He married, 
at Bedford, New York, and i.''. supposed to 
have spent the greater part of his life in that 
state. In 1796 he is mentioned as of Scoduck, 
\'an Runsleywck county (Rensselaer). He 
married, February 26, 1768, .Abigail Holmes, 
of Bedford : children : i. Azuba, married Amos 
Bowen. 2. Noah, born April 2, 1769; see for- 
ward. 3. John, .\ugust 17, 1770; married, No- 

vember 27, 1796, Jane Brown. 4. Stephen. 
February 7, 1772; died August 28, 1773. 5- 
Daniel, November 7, 1775. 6. James, about 
1778; died about 1826; married Betsey Brown. 
7. Enos Frost, married Martha Waterbury. 8. 
Wallace. 9. Arna. 

(\ II) Noah, son of Daniel and Abigail 
(Holmes) St. John, was born April 2, 1769; 
died October 25, 1854. There was a Lieuten- 
ant Noah St. John in the New York militia in 
1798, who is thought to have been the head 
of the family here under consideration. He 
married Betsey Waterbury, born in 1769, died 
September 24, 1857. Children: i. John Water- 
bury, born April 24, 1789; died July 31, 1855; 
married Sally Fancher. 2. Stephen, 1790; died 
1863; married Polly Webb. 3. Daniel, Janu- 
ary 15, 1793; died September 23, 1879; mar- 
ried Belinda Rhodes. 4. David, November 24, 
1794; see forward. 5. Enos, married Eliza- 
beth — . 6. James, married Louisa Webb. 

7. Noah, married Eliza Webb. 

(\I1I) David, son of Noah and Betsey 
(Waterbury) St. John, was born November 
24, 1794; died December 31, 1857. He mar- 
ried (first) Tamer Rhodes, born in 1794, died 
in 1837. He married (second) about 1842, 
Mary Johnson, born in 1811, died in 1891, 
daughter of Caleb and Kate (Ross) Johnson. 
He had seven children, three by his first and 
four by his second wife: i. George R., born 
1814; died 1852; married Emeline Tubs and 
had Almeda, Isabella, Hiram T. and Amasa. 
2. Emeline, married (first) Ira Owen; (sec- 
ond) Clark Sherman and had one child, 
Charles. 3. Marietta, married Francis Wager. 
4. Elizabeth Tamer, born 1844; died 1875. 5. 
Catherine Townsend, August 17, 1845; mar- 
ried, January 2, 1867, Harvey Wesley Bell. 6. 
Mary T., twin, March 27, 1849 ; married 
Charles Hochstrasser. 7. David, twin, see for- 

(IX) Dr. David (2), youngest child of 
David ( i) and Mary (Johnson) St. John, was 
born March 27, 1849, i" Berne, Albany county, 
Xew York. He first took up the study of 
medicine in the office of his brother-in-law. 
Dr. H. W. Bell, in his native town; later he 
entered the office of Professor James H. Arms- 
bv. M. D., at that time the leading surgeon of 
.\lbanv. New York. After taking a course at 
the .Albany Medical College and the Buffalo 
Medical College, he entered the Bellevue Hos- 
pital Medical College in New York City, 
whence he graduated with the degree of M. D. 
in 1875. After graduating he located in Hack- 
ensack. New lersev. In 1888 he was instru- 





iiiciital in organizing the Ilackensack Hospital, 
and has been a prominent factor in contrib- 
uting to the success and high rank of this insti- 
tution. He is the medical and surgical di- 
rector, president of the medical board and visit- 
ing surgeon. At his own expense he added a 
wing to the hospital containing two wards, and 
these were refurnished after the death of Mrs. 
St. John, by the Ladies' Auxiliary, as a me- 
morial to her. In 1886 he was appointed by 
Governor John W. Griggs a manager of the 
State Hospital at Morris Plains, which posi- 
tion he still holds. As a physician and surgeon, 
Dr. St. John enjoys the confidence and respect 
of a large clientele, and in addition to his pro- 
fessional duties takes an active interest in the 
civic welfare as a public-spirited citizen. He 
is first vice-president of the Hackensack Trust 
Company, a director of the Hackensack Na- 
tional Bank, a director of the Spring Valley 
National Rank. New York; president of the 
Gas and Electric Company of Bergen County, 
New Jersey : president of the Hackensack 
Heights Association. He is now president, 
and was formerly vice-president of the State 
Medical Society of New Jersey, and a member 
of the American Medical Association, also a 
member and ex-president of the Bergen Coun- 
ty Medical Society, member of the New York 
State Medical Association and the New York 
.-\cademy of Medicine. Dr. St. John married 
( first j October i, 1879, Jennie Angle, born 
November 25, 1855, died in Hackensack, Sep- 
tember 8, 1903. daughter of John and Mary 
(Reed) Angle. Children: i. Olive Graham, 
born Alarch 12, 1882; graduate of Dana Hall, 
W'ellesley. Massachusetts. 2. Fordyce Barker, 
February 10, 1884; graduate of Princeton 
University in 1905. graduate of College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of New York, 1909, 
and is now serving a two years course in 
Roosevelt Hospital in New York. 3. Florence 
Angle, June 26, 1887 ; graduate of Dana Hall, 
W'ellesley, Massachusetts, 1907. Dr. St. John 
married (second) September 27, 1907, Alice 
\'era Connell, daughter of William N. Con- 
nell. Esquire, of Woodstock, New Brunswick, 

The original form of this fam- 
TERRELL ily name was Tyrrejl. The 
Terrells, originally a New Eng- 
land family, came to New Jersey from the 
state of Ohio. The great-great-grandfather of 
William Jones Terrell, a prominent citizen of 
Burlington. New Jarsey, was a soldier with 
General Wolfe at the taking of Quebec from 

the I'Vench, afterward settling in the state of 
Connecticut, where he married and reared a 

Jonathan Terrell, grandson of the emigrant, 
was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, 1776. He 
married, and was the father of sons : Judson, 
Jonathan, Reuben and Sherman, and other chil- 

Sherman, son of Jonathan Terrell, was born 
in Woodbury, Connecticut, October 5, 1805; 
died in February, 1875. He was a farmer, and 
at one time was in the employ of Rev. Lyman 
Beecher, father of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, 
removed to the state of Ohio, residing there 
for the remainder of his days. He was also a 
local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal de- 
nomination. He married, at Hartford, Ohio, 
December 26. 1831, Olive Jones; children: 
Lorena ; William Jones, see forward ; Mary : 
Elzaida; Leavitt, Albert, Leavitt. (See Jones). 

William Jones Terrell, eldest son and sec- 
ond child of Sherman and Olive (Jones) Ter- 
rell, was born in Johnston, Trumbull county, 
Ohio. November 11, 1834. He attended the 
common and select schools of his native town ; 
Hartford and Farmington academies, Trum- 
bull county ; Kingsville Academy, Ashtabula 
county, adjoining Trumbull, leaving that insti- 
tution at the close of 1859; in 1861 he attend- 
ed the literary department of the University 
of Michigan, at Ann Arbor. Later he engaged 
in school teaching, thus obtaining the means 
for the further prosecution of his studies, and 
in 1864 again entered the Univerity of Michi- 
gan, this time in the law department, graduat- 
ing therefrom in June, 1865. He was admitted 
to the practice of law by the supreme court of 
Michigan, held at Detroit, immediately after 
his graduation, and in Missouri by the circuit 
court, and practiced as attorney and counsellor 
of law from August, 1865, to June, 1889. in 
Missouri, and from July, 1889, to March, 1892. 
in Ohio. He was admitted to the practice of 
law in the circuit court, eighth judicial circuit, 
and in all federal courts of the United States. 
In 1865 he was commissioned by the governor 
of Missouri as superintendent of public schools 
for Cass county, and elected in 1866 to the 
same office. He served as county solicitor 
with criminal jurisdiction two terms of two 
years each, the last time by appointment of a 
Democratic county court; was chairman of the 
Republican county committee from 1870 to 
1889. member of congressional committee for 
two terms up to removal to Ohio in 1889. nomi- 
nated as Republican elector for fifth district 
of Missouri, 1880, and nominated and can- 



vassed tlie sixth district for congress, 1882. 
In Jmie, 1865, Mr. Terrell located in the state 
of Missouri, and in September of that year 
settled in Harrisonville, the shire town of Cass 
county. Later he established himself in busi- 
ness at Youngstown, Ohio, where for three 
years he was a member of the law firm of 
Jones, Andrews & Terrell. He was a lawyer of 
good repute, and handled some very important 
legal cases with gratifying result to his clients 
and credit to himself. During the four years 
that he was prosecuting attorney he made a 
vigoro'us and able prosecutor, and gained popu- 
larity with all classes except wrong-doers. 

On Alay i, 1862, he enlisted in Company B, 
Eighty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He 
was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry, \'irginia, 
and was honorably discharged from the service 
October 4. 1862, on the expiration of his term 
of enlistment. He has always taken an interest 
in politics, being a staunch adherent of the 
principles of Republicanism, and has been an 
active factor in the management of county and 
state affairs. In March, 1892, Mr. Terrell left 
the active and strenuous political and pro- 
fessional life that had claimed him for so many 
years and came to New Jersey, where he pur- 
chased a beautiful estate two and a half miles 
from the city of Burlington, where he has 
since resided, leading the quiet life of a pros- 
perous farmer. His farm, "West Hill," con- 
tains about seventy acres, which he devotes 
largely to the culture of small fruits, etc. He 
is high up in Masonry, having been made a 
Mason while in college at Ann Arbor, Michi- 
gan, 1865. He is affiliated with Burlington 
Lodge, No. ^2 ; Boudinot Chapter, Royal Arch 
Masons ; and Helena Commandery, No. 3, 
Knights Templar, joining the latter in 1872. 
He served as past grand commander of Knights 
Templar of Missouri Grand Commandery, 
1882-83, and is now a member of the Grand 
Commandery of New Jersey with rank of past 
commander by election. He is also a member 
of the (irand Encampment, Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Honor. 

Mr. Terrell married, December 24, 1864, at 
South Ridge, Ashtabula county, Oliio, Julia. 
A. Quigley, born at Portland, New York, June 
18. 1835, daughter of Captain Robert and 
Obedience (Everts) Quigley, the father a sea 
captain, engaged on steamers on the northern 
lakes, a resident of Chautauqua county. New 
York : he died in 1836, aged about thirty years. 
His wife. Obedience (Everts) Quigley. was 
born in \'crmont, 181 1, and was of French de- 
scent. Mrs. Terrell received a thorough aca- 

demic education at the Kingsville .\cademy. 
Mr. and Mrs. Terrell are connected with the 
Methodist Episcopal church. They had one 
adopted daughter, Daisy, born in Harrisonville, 
Missouri, November 26, 1871, died at Youngs- 
town, (Jhio, June, 1891. 

(Tlie Jones Line). 

Benjamin Jones, ancestor of Olive (Jones) 
Terrell, wife of Sherman Terrell, and mother 
of William Jones Terrell, the date and location 
of whose birth is unknown, served in King 
Philip's war (1675-76), and subsecjuent to that 
event was residing in Enfield, Connecticut. The 
"History of Enfield" states that he tvas of 
W elsh descent, but makes no mention of his 
parents. He was the first setfler in Somers, 
removing there from Enfield in 1689 and erect- 
ing a dwelling house about half a mile east of 
the present village. He and his family resided 
there during the summer season until 1706, 
when they settled there permanently, and he 
died in that town July 6, 17 18. He served as 
highway surveyor and also held other town 
offices. The christian name of his wife was 
Anne ; children : Thomas, see forward ; Ben- 
jamin, Joseph, Eleazer, Anne, Levi, Abigail, 
Naomi, Samuel. 

Lieutenant Thomas Jones, eldest son of Ben- 
jamin and .-\nne Jones, was born at Enfield, 
Connecticut, 1680, died there in 1763. He was 
a man of wealth and prominence, and was 
chosen first representative from Enfield to the 
general assembly of Connecticut after its sepa- 
ration from Massachusetts. In the records he 
is referred to as Thomas Jones, gentleman. He 
married, April 24, 1708, Mary, daughter of 
Captain Isaac Meacham ; she died November 
8, 1744, aged sixty years. Children: i. Alary, 
born April 22, 1709; married Abraham Whip- 
ple. 2. Jerusha, April 8, 171 1; married A. 
Spencer. 3. Thomas, March 15, 1712-13. 4. 
Israel, see forward. 5. Isaac, January 29, 1717- 
18: educated at Harvard College, entered the 
ministry and became pastor of the church in 
Weston, Massachusetts; died May 3, 1784. 
6. Ijathsheba, February 25, 1719-20; married 
John Rees. 7. Samuel, October 29, 1724. 8. 
Elizabeth, married David Kellogg. 

Israel Jones, son of Lieutenant Thomas and 
Mary (Meacham) Jones, was born in Enfield, 
Connecticut, March 18, 1715, died in Bark- 
hamsted, Connecticut, December 28, 1798. He 
was the second permanent settler in Barkham- 
sted, settling there in 1761, and in the records 
is designated as husbandhnan. He served as 
constable in Enfield, 1748-49, and was a cap- 

£^UC^ 9H,'f^ydt> 



tain in tlie culonial militia. He married. Xo- 
vember g, 1744, Jemima Clark (intentions pub- 
lished Sei)teniber 2^). Children: i. Samuel, 
born January 3, 1745-46; died September 4, 
1747. 2. Mary, October 28, 1747. 3. Samuel, 
July 31, 1749. 4. Thomas, June 6, 1751. 5. 
Israel, September 21, 1753; served in the revo- 
lutionary war as sergeant in Captain Watson's 
company, Colonel Benjamin Hinman's regi- 
ment, September, 1775; as ensign in Seventh 
Regiment Connecticut line, 1777; second lieu- 
tenant, 1778; captain in Eighth Regiment Con- 
necticut Militia, same year, and attained rank 
of colonel: participated in the battles of Ger- 
mantovvn and Monmouth Court House, and 
wintered at X'alley Forge: married, 1790, Lois 
W'adsworth : died in Barkhamsted, September 
1, 1812. 6. Jemima, June 5, 1755. 7. Submit, 
(Mober 8, 1757. 8. William Clark, see for- 

William Clark Jones, youngest son of Israel 
and Jemima ( Clark) Jones, was born in Enfield, 
Connecticut, May 9, 1760. He was drafted 
August 25, 1777, and served in Captain Skin- 
ner's company, of which John Rockwell was 
lieutenant, and Simon Abel ensign ; discharged 
October, 1777. He married, December 28, 
1784, Elizabeth Hayes, of Hartland, Connecti- 

William Jones, son of William Clark and 
Elizabeth (Hayes) Terrell, was born at Bark- 
hamsted, Connecticut, October 3, 1785. Later 
he resided in Hartford, Ohio. He married 
Olive Brockway, October 27. 1807; she died 
at Hartford, Ohio, April 26, 1813. They were 
the parents of Olive Jones, aforementioned as 
the wife of Sherman Terrell. 

Edwin M. Wight, of Somerville, 
WICiHT New Jersey, was born in Troy, 

New York, October 31, 1836, son 
of Daniel and Sophrone (Porter) Wight. Mr. 
Wight was educated in the private schools of 
his native city, and prepared for college in the 
Troy Academy. In 1853 he was matriculated 
in Williams College, Massachusetts, from which 
he graduated, taking his A. B. in 1857. Among 
the close friends and companions of his college 
course were Rev. Charles A. Stoddard, of the 
New York Observer, class of 1854; Hon. John 
J. Ingalls, class of 1855, late United States 
senator from Kansas, now deceased ; James A. 
Garfield, class of 1856, the martyred president, 
next wJiom at table Mr. Wight sat for nearly 
two years ; and Henry M. Alden. Ph. D.. LL. D., 
for forty years editor of Harper's Magazine, a 

Immediately after graduation Mr. Wight 
came to New York and began his student work 
in the law office of Hon. James R. Whiting, 
ex-justice of the supreme court, and continued 
with him until his death in 1872. Mr. Wight 
took a law course of two years in the law 
school of the L'niversity of Albany, where he 
received the degree of LL. B., and was admitted 
to practice in New York state in 1859. 

On May 10, 1862, in the great fire in Troy, 
the old home of Mr. Wight's parents, his col- 
lection of American and Asiatic shells, of which 
he had made a study and had gathered in per- 
son and by exchanges during several years, a 
considerable collection, with everything of early 
association of school or college, including a 
large number of books and old Americana, 
were burned. The next year his parents re- 
moved to Bloomfield. New Jersey. In 1864 his 
father died in the city of New York. 

During the season of 1863 Mr. Wight had 
with him as an associate clerk in Judge Whit- 
ing's office, Frederick F. Cornell Jr., of Somer- 
ville, and through him became interested in 
furnishing army supplies, particularly pressed 
hay in bales, which extended to a considerable 
business and made it necessary to visit Somer- 
ville frequently, and about April I, 1865, to 
remove there with his mother and sister. He 
then began to commute between Somerville 
and New York, and has continued until this 
writing. In i?>6g Mr. Wight became interested 
in journalism and purchased the Somerset 
Messenger, which he owned for two years and 
sold to J. Rutsen Schenck. During his owner- 
ship the Messenger plant was moved from the 
Lance building to Somerset Hall building, being 
the first tenant of that newly erected structure 
in its upper part. In 1887 the Somerset Demo- 
erat was founded, and Mr. Wight became 
interested, and by wish of its pro]:>rietor acted 
as its political editor from its starting. In 1903 
it had become insolvent and was foreclosed. 
Mr. Wight made arrangements with the bond- 
holders and jHirchased the property. It is still 
(1910) continued by him at the old stand in 
the Somerset Hall building, which he owns. 
The present plant occupies about four times as 
much of the building as was occupied by the 
Messenger when it was published there in 1870. 
The .Somerville Publishing Company is the 
name under which Mr. Wight conducts the 
publishing business, and the plant has fully 
trebled its capacity in the six years since it 
was taken over, while the business has more 
than kept pace with the growth of the plant, 
having customers among New York publishing 



houses anil clscw licri.', and a large jobbing trade. 

In 1894 Mr. Wight was admitted as an at- 
torney and counsellor of New Jersey, and has 
had a considerable clientele among New York- 
ers, having legal business in New Jersey. He 
has been active in his profession in the state of 
New York since his admission to practice in 
that state in 1859. 

Mr. Wight is of New England ancestry, de- 
scended in the seventh generation from ( I ) 
Thomas Wight, the immigrant, who was a resi- 
dent of Dedham, Massachusetts, and was ad- 
mitted as an inhabitant in 1637. having, with 
eleven other persons, subscribed the covenant 
in that year. On October 8, 1640, he became 
a freeman, and for six years, beginning in 1641, 
was a selectman of Dedham. (II) Ephraim, 
born in Dedham, in 1645; married, in 1668, 
Lydia Morse, of Medfield. His name appears 
among the Medfield proprietors in 1675; he 
was a subscriber to the building of the "New 
Brick College," of Cambridge (Harvard Col- 
lege). ( III) Daniel, born at Medfield, Novem- 
ber 19, 1680; married, 1721, Lydia Estey. (I\') 
Peter, born May 21, 1722, in Medfield; mar- 
ried, October 12, 1752, his remote cousin, Mary 
I'.arber, whose grandmother, Mary, was a daugh- 
ter of the original ancestor Thomas. Peter was 
a member of Captain Josiah Fuller's company, 
Colonel Wheelock's regiment, which marched 
from Medway to Providence, Rhode Island, on 
the alarm of December 8, 1776. By trade Peter 
was a blacksmith. ( \' ) Daniel, born at Med- 
way, October 4, 1753; married, January 11, 
1781, Mary Putter, of Wrentham, and removed 
with his family to South Brimfield, now Wales, 
in 1791, where he kept the first grist mill on 
Elbow Brook. ( \T ) Daniel, born in South 
Brirnfield, Massachusetts, June 14, 1793. was 
father of the subject of this sketch. 

On his mother's side Mr. Wight was de- 
scended in the seventh generation from (I) 
John Porter, of Hingham, Massachusetts, 
immigrant, born 1595, at Wraxall Abbey, 
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, where the 
Porters had been seated for many generations. 
John, immigrant ancestor, with Rose his wife, 
sailed from Europe in the ship "Anne," arriv- 
ing at Dorchester May 30, 1627. In 1635 he 
assisted in the settlement of Windsor, Con- 
necticut, where he had lands granted to him, 
and died there, in 1648. .\mong his thirteen 
children was a son (II ) Samuel, born in War- 
wickshire, in 1626. He married Hannah Stan- 
ley, born in England, daughter of Thomas 
Stanley, a younger son of the earl of Derby. 
He came from London in the ship "Planter," 

in if>35, and became one of the original pro- 
[irietors of Hartford. Samuel removed from 
Windsor to Hadley in 1659, and died Septem- 
ber 6, 1689. He had a son ( III ) Thomas Stan- 
ley Porter, born April i, 1683, who married, 
November 13. 1707, Thankful Babcock, born 
in Conventry, in 1686. He was the first town 
clerk of Coventry, Connecticut, a captain in 
the Indian wars, and died August 7, 1755. They 
lived near the South Coventry meetinghouse. 
.\mong their twelve children was (IV) Jona- 
than Porter, born March 20, 1713. He mar- 
ried, January 20, 1734, Sarah Ladd, born in 
Coventry, 1 7 14. .\mong their nine children 
were (\") Jonathan Porter, born September 
17, 1737, and (V) Noah Porter, born October 
4, 1742. Jonathan married Lois Richardson, 
of Coventry. Among their seven children was 
( \'l ) Lois Porter, born April 17. 1759. Noah 
married, November 29, 1764, Submit Cooke, 
born April 17, 1743, daughter of Deacon Jesse 
Cooke, of Coventry. He died July 10, 1794. 
.Among their seven children was (VI) Eben- 
ezer Porter, born .\pril 7, 1780. Lois Porter 
(\'I) married, February 21, 1780, Joseph 
Kingsbury, of Coventry, a descendant on pater- 
nal side of Henry Kingsbury, who came from 
England in ship "Talbot," to Dorchester, Mass- 
achusetts, in 1636. He was a lieutenant in tiie 
army of the revolution. Among their eleven 
children was (\H) Eunice Backus Kingsbury, 
born November 14, 1784. Ebenezer Porter, of 
the si.xth generation of Porters, married, No- 
vember 21, 1802, his second cousin, Eunice 
Backus Kingsbury, of the seventh generation. 
They lived in Coventry. Their eldest child, 
Sopiirone Porter, born September 26, 1803. 
was mother of the subject of this sketch. 

James Wilson, of Birmingham. 

WILSON England, the founder of this 
family, was born in Walsall, 
near Birmingham, county Stafiford, England, 
and emigrated with his family to .America in 
1847. He was a saddler, and established him- 
self in a successful saddlery hardware busi- 
ness. He was a Republican in politics, and 
attended the Methodist Episcopal church. He 
married, in England, Alary Ann Livsey, who 
was born in Walsall. Children : William, re- 
ferred to below : Jane, married a Air. Frank- 
lin : Emma, married Air. Marthaler ; Henry, 
who was killed in the civil war: James. 

(II) William, son of James and Alary .Ann 
(Livsey) \\'ilson, v^-as born in Walsall, Eng- 
land, Alav 5. 1840, and died in Elizabeth, New 
lersev, Alarch 17, 1885. He became a whole- 



sale shipper of bituminous coal, and worked up 
a highly successful business, supplying many 
of the trans-Atlantic steamship companies. 
He served as major of the Third Regiment 
New Jersey X'olunteers. He married Adaline 
Woodward, tlaughter of Charles Edward and 
Sarah Moore, who was born in Milltown. Ches- 
ter county, Pennsylvania, January i. 1840. 
Children: Norton Luther, referred to below; 
Harry Douglass, born in March. 1863. died in 
Februar)-, 1903; married Minnie Fishbotigh, 
children. Ethel Corlies and Glatlys. 

(HI) Norton Luther, son of William and 
Adaline Woodward ( Moore ) Wilson, was born 
in Elizabeth. New Jersey. November 18, 1861, 
and is now living in that city, where he is one 
of the leading representatives of the medical 
profession of L'nion county. On his mother's 
side he is related to the celebrated physicians, 
Drs. Woodward and Pepper, of Philadelphia. 
For his early education he went to the famous 
school conducted for so many years in Eliza- 
beth by Dr. I'ingry, and here he prepared to 
enter Princeton L'niversity. Owing to busi- 
ness reverses in the family he was compelled 
to relinquish his classical studies and to en- 
gage in mercantile pursuits, which occupied his 
time for several years. He then became a 
medical student with Dr. Mack, at Elizabeth, 
and was graduated in 1884 from Bellevue 
Hospital Medical College. New York City, and 
spent the ensuing year as an interne at the 
Elizabeth General Hospital. In 1885 he open- 
ed an ofifice in Roselle, New Jersey, and later 
settled himself in the practice of his chosen 
profession in Elizabeth, making a specialty of 
diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Dr. 
Wilson has been very active in all matters per- 
taining to medical advancement. He is a mem- 
ber of the American Medical .-\ssociation ; of 
the American Laryngological. Rhinological and 
Otological Society : a fellow- of the New York 
.Academy of Medicine; third vice-president of 
the New Jersey .State Medical Society ; ex- 
president of the Clinical Society; ex-president 
of the Medical Club; member of the New Jer- 
sey .State Microscopical Society; life member 
of the New Jersey Historical Society ; presi- 
dent of the staff of the Elizabeth General Hos- 
pital and Dispensary, and the opthalmo- 
logist. laryngologist and otologist of that hos- 
pital and of St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He is 
an e.\-surgeon of the Newark Charitable Eye 
and Ear Infirmary; member of the .'Anti-tuber- 
culosis .Association; ex-member of the Board 
of Health of Elizabeth City; ex-president of 
the New Jersey Sanitary Association ; a trustee 

of the Society for the Widows and C)rphans 
of the Medical Men of New Jersey. He was 
also a trustee of the Elizabeth Public Library. 
a member of the Elizabeth Athletic Club, and 
the Surburban Golf Club. He is a member of 
Washington Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, 
of New Jersey, a life member of the thirty- 
second degree, Scottish Rite Masons ; a noble 
of Mecca Temple of the Mystic Shrine ; and a 
member of the North End Improvement Asso- 
ciation, and also of many other organizations. 
Dr. Wilson is a member of the Presbyterian 
church. He married, February i, 1888, Susan 
Smart, only daughter of George H. and Sarah 
A. (Smart) Griggs (see Griggs). Children: 
Marguerite Griggs, born February 9, 1889; 
ileatrice Louise. N'ovember 19. 1891. 

(The Griggs Line). 

George H. Griggs, of Boston, father of Mrs. 
Susan Smart (Griggs) Wilson, belongs to a 
family of very distinguished railroad people. 
His father was the inventor of the brick arch, 
the present method of welding on tires ; the 
crossing gate and many other devices of mod- 
ern railroading. George H. Griggs, besides 
being superintendent of several railroads, in- 
vented a spark arrester, a coupling devise, the 
portable stove, and a number of other devices. 
He dieil in 1891. His widow, Sarah \. (Smart) 
Griggs, is still living, aged seventy years. Chil- 
dren : George A., born 1859. now cashier in 
Savings Bank at Butte. Montana ; Oscar, died 
in Mexico about 1901 ; Theodore Griggs, now 
a civil engineer in the employ of the Delaware, 
Lackawanna and Western railroad ; Susan 
.Smart, referred to below. 

(11) Susan Smart, daughter of George H. 
and Sarah .\. ( Smart ) Griggs, was born in 
Boston, Massachusetts, December 9, 1863. She 
married. February i. 1888. Dr. Norton Luther, 
son of William and .Adaline Woodward 
(Moore) Wilson, of Elizabeth. New Jersev. 

The Cooper name has honorable 
COOPER distinction among the early set- 
tlers of our country. The most 
distinguished member of the family in .Amer- 
ica is without doubt James Fenimore Cooper, 
the novelist, who is descended frorn James 
Cooper, born at Stratford-on-.Avon in t66i. 
This James Cooper came to America before 
1682, in which year he received a grant of land 
in New Jersey. In 1683 he bought a lot of 
land in Philadelphia, situated on Chestnut 
street, opposite the marble custom house. Sev- 
eral generations of this family were Quakers. 



Antitlier earl\- immigrant of note was Thomas 
Cooper, of Boston, born about 1650, probably 
in London. He was the founder of the fam- 
ous Brattle Street Church in Boston, and he 
inherited the "Green Dragon Tavern,"' another 
landmark from Governor Stoughton, whose 
niece, Mehitable Minot, he had married. Their 
son, William Cooper, born March 20, 1694, was 
ordained pastor of the Brattle Street Church 
in 1716. He was a graduate of Harvard, the 
presidency of which he afterward declined, and 
lie married Judith Scwall, daughter of Chief 
Justice- Samuel Sewall. The present branch 
is descended from a still earlier settler than 
either of those nientiuned. Probably no fam- 
ily in Xew Hampshire can show an unbroken 
continuity of deacons through so many genera- 
tions or a higher record for probity and public 
service than here follows. 

(I j Deacon John Cooper, ancestor of all the 
Coopers of Croydon, New Hampshire, was 
born in England, 1618. His father died com- 
paratively young, and his mother, Widow 
Lyclia Coojier, married Gregory Stone. She 
had two children by her first marriage : John 
and Lydia ; and si.x children by her second 
marriage: John, Daniel, David, Samuel, Eliz- 
abeth and Sarah Stone. The whole family of 
Stones and Coopers migrated to Cambridge, 
Massachusetts, before 1636. John Cooper be- 
came a man of influence in his new home, 
serving as selectman of Cambridge for thirty- 
eight years, from 1646 to 1690, and as town 
clerk from 1669 to 1681. He was deacon of 
the church there in 1688. Deacon John Cooper 
married .\nna, daughter of Nathaniel Spar- 
hawk, of Cambridge, who was born in Eng- 
land, and came to this country with her par- 
ents. Children : Anna, born November 16, 
1(143: Mary, John, Samuel, whose sketch fol- 
lows: John, Nathaniel, Lydia, Anna, born De- 
cember 2(>, 1667. Deacon James Cooper died 
August 22, 1691, and his widow married James 
Converse, of VN'oburn, Massachusetts, and was 
living in 1712. 

( 11) Deacon Samuel, second son and fourth 
child of Deacon John and Anna (Sparhawk) 
Cooper, was born January 3, 1653, probably in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts. He inherited the 
homestead of his father, was chosen deacon 
of the church, March 22. 1705, and was select- 
man twelve years, from 1702 to 1 71 6. On De- 
cember 4. 1682, Deacon Samuel Cooper mar- 
ried Hannah, daughter of Deacon Walter and 
Sarah Hastings, who was born in Cambridge, 
Massachusetts. January 0, \(i~fi. They had 
nine children: llaiuiah, Lvdia, .Sarah, Sam- 

uel (2), whose sketch follows; Mary, Eliza- 
beth, Walter, John and Jonathan. Deacon 
Samuel Cooper died in Cambridge, January 8, 
1717, and his widow died October 9, 1732. 

(ill) Deacon Samuel (2), eldest son and 
fourth child of Deacon Samuel (i) and Han- 
nah (Hastings) Cooper, was born in Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts, March 29, 1689. He 
inherited the homestead of his father, which 
he sold in 1730 to Ebenezer Frost, and re- 
moved to Cirafton, Massachusetts. There he 
became a member of the first church, formed 
December 28, 1731, and about a month later 
he and James Whipple, grandfather of Dea- 
con Moses Whipple, of Croydon, New Hamp- 
shire, were chosen the first deacons of said 
church. Deacon Samuel (2) Cooper was mod- 
erator of Grafton in 1738, selectman in 1735- 
3S-43 : .school committee in 1738; town clerk 
in 1739, the first to hold that office. He was 
evidently a man of education, for the Grafton 
records of 1738 contain this entry : "Paid Dea- 
con Samuel Cooper three pounds, four shillings 
for kee])ing school." On March 29, 1719, 
Deacon Samuel {2) Cooper married Sarah, 
(laughter of Deacon Samuel and Sarah 
( Griggs ) Kidder, who was born in Cambridge, 
August 17. i(K\)o. The children of whom we 
have any record were born in Cambridge: Na- 
thaniel, July 21, 1720; Samuel, Joseph, John 
and Sarah. The date of the deaths of Deacon 
.Samuel (2) Cooper and his wife is unknown. 

(]\') Deacon John (21, fourth son and 
child of Deacon Samuel (2) and Sarah (Kid- 
der ) Cooper, was born at Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, March 4, 1725, and moved with his 
])arents to (irafton, Massachusetts, 1730. After 
marriage he settled in Hardwick, Massachu- 
setts, where he lived till 1769, when he moved to 
Cornish. New Hampshire, the first of his line 
to come to this state. He remained in Corn- 
ish but a year, and in 1770 moved around Blue 
Mountains to Croydon. With his wife and 
eight children he settled on the farm which 
afterwards descended to his grandson. Dea- 
con Otis Coo])er, Deacon John (2) Cooper and 
Moses Whipple were chosen deacons of the 
first church in Croydon in 1783. Deacon Cooper 
was tythingman in 1773-81 ; town treasurer in 
T773: town clerk. 1772-73-74: moderator seven 
times, and selectman nine years. His honor- 
able di.stinction at Croydon was but a continua- 
tion of his record at Hardwick, Massachusetts, 
where he was deacon twenty years, assessor ten 
\ears. town clerk five years, selectman one 
year, and schoolmaster many times. On March 
15. 1748, Deacon John ('2) Cooper married 

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Mary, daiigiiter of Nathaniel and Alar)- Sher- 
man, who was born in Grafton, Massachusetts, 
December 9, 1726. She was a cousin of the cele- 
brated Roger Sherman, of Connecticut. They 
had ten children, all born in Hardwick, Massa- 
chusetts: Sarah, Nathaniel, Mary, John. Joel, 
Huldah. Sherman, Matilda, Barnabas and Chloe. 
Deacon John {2) Cooper died at Croydon, 
New Hampshire, August 10, 1803. and his 
wife died there September 4, 1796. 

( V) Sherman, son of Deacon John (2) and 
Mary (Sherman) Cooper, was born at Hard- 
wick, Massachusetts, April 3, 1761. He moved 
with his father's family to New Hampshire, 
settling at Croydon. He was a soldier in the 
revolution in Captain Joshua Hendee's com- 
pany. Colonel David Hobart's regiment, 1777; 
also in Colonel Joshua Chase's regiment from 
Cornish and vicinity, which reinforced the 
army at Ticonderoga, 1777; also in Captain 
Samuel Paine's company. Major Benjamin 
Whitcomb's regiment, for six months in 1780 
for the defence of the western frontier. In 
1790. according to the first federal census, he 
was living in Cro3'don and had one son under 
sixteen and three females in his family (prob- 
ably wife and two daughters ). 

(V'l) Otis, son of Sherman Cooper, was a 
farmer and school teacher in Croydon, Sulli- 
van county. New Hampshire. He married 
Hannah ( Powers ) Barton, widow of Bazeleel 
Barton, and daughter of Ezekiel Powers, of 
Croydon, Sullivan county. New Hampshire, 
who bore him two children: i. Augusta, died 
in infancy. 2. Augusta, referred to below. 
Hannah Powers by her first marriage with 
Bazeleel Barton had eight children : Lucinda, 
Adelia, Levi W., Williams. Hiram, .\lanson. 
Ziba and Angeline. 

( \TI I Augusta, youngest child of Otis and 
Hannah (Powers-Barton) Cooper, was born 
in Croydon. Sullivan county. New Hampshire, 
.'\[)ril 17, 1833, and is now living in Vineland, 
Cumberland county. New Jersey. She was a 
precocious child and her poetical abilities show- 
ed themselves at an early period of her life, 
her first verses being written when she was 
only eight years of age, and her first published 
poems appeared in the newspapers when she 
was fifteen, and the poems puljlished in book 
form when thirty years of age. She was a 
good scholar, forward in mathematics, and 
showing an ajjtitude for logical and philosoph- 
ical reasoning. .\t the age of thirteen she was 
studying the same books that her half-brother 
was studying in Dartmouth College. She at- 
tended the i)ul)lic ^clidcils of Crovdon and a 

[)re])arat(iry school at Meridcn, New Hamp- 
shire, and then went to the Canaan Union 
Academy, and to Kimball Cnion Academy. 
She began teaching when she was fifteen, and 
kept to this employment for seven years, when 
she married. In 1869 Augusta Cooper publish- 
ed her first volume of poems and gave her first 
public lecture, which events appear to have 
changed the course of her intellectual career, 
as since tiiat time she has been a prominent 
[)latform speaker. For four years she was 
president i_>f the Ladies' Social Science Class of 
X'ineland. giving lessons from Spencer and 
Carey every month. In the winter of 1880 she 
gave a course of lectures before the New York 
Positivist Society on "The Evolution of Char- 
acter." and followed it by another under the 
auspices of the Women's Social Science Club 
of New York City. In June, 1880, she was 
sent by friends in New York to study the 
equitable association of labor and capital at the 
Familistere in Guise, France, founded by AI. 
Jean Baptiste Godin, the inventor and re- 
former. She was also commissioned to repre- 
sent the New York Positivist Society in an 
international convention of liberal thinkers in 
Brussels, in September, 1880. She lived at the 
Famili-itere. or "Social Palace" for three 
months, and gave a lecture on the "Scientific 
Basis of Morality" before the Brussels con- 
vention. .\ftcr her return to the United States 
she tauglit French for many years in Vine- 
land, .New Jersey, and translated and published 
"The Rules and Statutes of the Association 
of Labnr and Capital of Guise" from the 
French. In 1881 she was chosen state lecturer 
of the I'atrons of Hu.sbandry in New Jersey. 
In 1882 she was employed by the national lec- 
ture bureau of that society. Since her second 
husband's death, she has apjieared but seldom on 
the public platform, being wholly occupied with 
the care of her estate. A short while ago she 
sold her farm in the township and is now liv- 
ing in the city of Vineland itself. Some of her 
philoso])hic and scientific lectures have been 
translated and published in foreign countries. 
In 1870 she published her "Philosophy of Art ;" 
in 1876 her "Relations of the Maternal Func- 
tions to the \Voman Intellect:" in 1880 her 
".Science as the Basis of Morality," a French 
edition of which appeared in 1882; in 1893 
her volume of poems entitled "The Web of 
Life;" and in 1904 the volume "Spray of 

In 1837 Augusta Cooper was married to 
G. H. Kimball. By this marriage she had 
one chilli. Aimic Loraine. born March 23. 1837. 


a musician and musical composer, who married 
William A. Sloane, a lawyer and judge in San 
Diego, California, to w-hom she bore three chil- 
dren : Harry, Paul and Hazel, the two boys 
being now at Pomona College, California. In 
January, 1866, Augusta (Cooper) Kimball was 
married to Louis Bristol, an attorney of New 
Haven, Connecticut, who died in 1882. He 
was a nephew of the celebrated Jonathan Ed- 
wards, president of Yale University, and 
])reaclier in Northampton, Massachusetts. He 
graduated from Yale University in 1835, at 
age of seventeen, and after his marriage re- 
moved to southern Illinois, where he managed 
a fruit farm. In 1872 he bought a farm in 
\"ineland, Cumberland county, New Jersey, 
and removed thither. Louis and Augusta 
( Cooper ) Kimball-Bristol had two children : 
I. Bessie, married, 1905, John Mason, of Vine- 
land, and has one child, Augusta Loraine, born 
August 26, 1907. ^Irs. Mason conducts a very 
successful music school in Vineland, and her 
, husband is an inspector of glass in a glass fac- 
tory in the same jilace. 2. Otis Cooper, died 
aged seven. 

Robert Murphy, immigrant an- 

MURPHY cestor of this branch of the 
Murphy family, was born in 
Ireland, and about 1756 emigrated from Eng- 
land to Connecticut, where he settled. Soon 
after his arrival he engaged in the occupation 
of teaching school. He married .\nn Knapp, 
daughter of Joshua Knapp. of Greenwich, Con- 
necticut, and among his children was Robert, 
referred to below. 

( II ) Robert Jr., son of Robert Murphy ( i), 
was born in Connecticut, in 1759. At the out- 
break of the revolution he enlisted in the Ber- 
gen county ( New Jersey) troops, and did good 
service during the war, serving in the battle on 
Long Island under General Nathaniel Greene 
and in other conflicts. He married Hannah 
Doane. Among his children was a son Will- 
iam, referred to below. 

(HI) William, son of Robert Murphy Jr., 
was born April 23, 1795. He married Sarah, 
daughter of Benjamin and Phebe (Crane) 
Lyon, of Elizabethtown. She was of Scotch 
descent, and her immigrant ancestor, Henry 
Lyon, was a soldier under Cromwell. .Among 
their children was William Hayes. 

(I\') William Hayes, son of William and 
Sarah (Lyon) Murphy, was born in Newark. 
New Jersey, April 15, 1821, and died October 
7, 1905. He was educated in the Newark 
public schools and in the preparatory school at 

\\ ilbraham. .Massachusetts, after leavmg which 
he graduated from the Collegiate Preparatory 
-School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He passed 
the first seventeen years of his business career 
in Jersey City, and the rest of his life was 
spent in Newark, the city of his birth. At one 
time Air. Murphy was elected an alderman 
from the third ward in the city of Newark, 
where he then resided, and after holding this 
office for two consecutive terms he was elected 
twice a member of the house of assembly for 
Essex county. From childhood his religious 
affiliations were always with the Methodist 
Episcopal church, of which he was a faithful 
and consistent member for more than three 
score years. He was elected a delegate to the 
General Conference, and in August, 1901, went 
to London, England, as the accredited delegate 
from the Methodist Episcopal Church North 
of the L'nited States to the Ecumenical Council 
of all the branches of that denomination. He 
was interested in the furtherance of the plan 
for raising an endowment fund the interest of 
which should be devoted to the support of 
superannuated ministers of the Newark Con- 
ference. He was a member of the New Jersey 
Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and 
for a number of years was one of the managers 
of the organization. He married (first) x\bi- 
gail Elizabeth Hagar, of Bloomfield : (second) 
Sarah Richardson Morgan, of Poughkeepsie. 
Children, five by first marriage: i. William 
.Augustus. 2. Franklin, referred to below. 3. 
Howard. 4. Theodore. 5. Robert. Children 
of second marriage : Henry Morgan, now 
dead, and a daughter Florence. 

( \' ) Franklin, son of William Hayes and 
.\bigail Elizabeth (Hagar) Murphy, was born 
in Jersey City, New Jersey, January 3, 1846, 
and is now living in Newark. He was ten 
vears old when his parents removed to the 
latter city. He was educated in the well-known 
Newark Academy, which he left in July, 1862, 
in order to enlist in the Thirteenth Regiment 
New Jersey Volunteers. He was in active 
service until the close of the war, a part of the 
time being with the Army of the Potomac, and 
the remainder of his term in the west under 
General Sherman. At the close of the war he 
was mustered out as first lieutenant, having 
been promoted for gallant and meritorious 

In 1865 Mr. Murphy founded the firm of 
Murphy & Company, varnish manufacturers in 
Newark. In 1891 the company was incor- 
jjorated as the Murphy \'arnish Company, and 
since that time Mr. Murphy has been its presi- 



(lent. iM'uni the comniencenieiit of his career 
lie has taken a deep interest in all niunicii)al 
and state matters. He has held various iniblic 
offices, including membership in the common 
council of Newark from 1883 to 1886. being at 
one time president of that body; and in 1885 
was chosen a member of the house of assembly, 
where he was highly regarded as a conservative 
and able leader. He has also held the office of 
park commissioner to lay out and complete the 
parks of Essex county. As a trustee for the 
Reform School for Boys during the three years 
term beginning March 24, 1886, he brought to 
that institution all the benefits of his business 
sagacity antl wide experience. He was ap- 
pointed by President McKinley one of the 
commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposi- 
tion of 1900. He has been called upon to 
assume many responsibilities in connection with 
public institutions, banks, societies and other 
organizations, such as fall to the lot of a man 
(li general activities, and which he has dis- 
charged in a manner as to command the un- 
(jualified approval of the public. Mr. Murphy 
has been a lifelong Republican. Since 1892 he 
has been chairman of the Republican state 
committee of New Jersey, and during his chair- 
manship the Re]niblican cainpaigns were uni- 
formly successful and New Jersey was brought 
prominently into the list of the Republican 
states. Since 1900 he has also been a member 
of the Republican national committee. In No- 
vember. 1901, Mr. Murphy was elected gov- 
ernor of New Jersey for a term of three years 
over James ^I. Seymour, by a plurality of 
seven thousand one hundred and thirty-three 
vote. He entered upon his office at the 
beginning of 1902, and in his accession to the 
governor's chair New Jersey was to have her 
first experience with a business man as her 
chief executive of state. Governor Murphy 
came to the chief magistracy with a national 
rejnitation as a captain of industry. He had 
planted extensive trade posts of his business 
in Newark, throughout the country, and across 
the seas, and upon his election the people of 
the state realized that public affairs were to be 
administered rather upon the newer business 
lines than upon the conventional technical basis 
of the barrister's profession. With a business 
man's instinct Mr. Murphy had devoted him- 
self in the common council of Newark to the 
betterment of the city he had been called upon 
to serve. In the character of his work for his 
home city and county there was the fore- 
shadowing that, in his higher station as chief 
executive of the state, something substantial 

for the civic and communal betterment of New 
Jersey as a whole was to be obtained. During 
the three years of his administration Governor 
Murphy gave his own characteristic touches to 
the progress of the state, with many excellent 
results. As an instance, New Jersey is now 
earning $80,000 a year in interest upon balances 
in banks that before his time had had free use 
of her great deposits. The conservation of the 
I'assaic river for the benefit of the communities 
through which it flows was promoted by his 
commission to devise means of purifyijig its 
waters. The state departments, which had 
hitherto been unscrutinized, were obliged to 
submit their books to the inspection of a state 
auditor : an assistant attorney general was for 
a reasonable compensation set to doing what 
had previously taken a long line of special 
counsel and a vast expense to accomplish. An 
efficient system of factory inspection was estab- 
lished which did more than anything else to 
put an end to child labor in New Jersey; a 
tenement house commission was created to see 
that light and air were let into the homes of 
the poor ; and then, applying the business man's 
[irinciple of having safety checks to the nomi- 
nating methods of the diflierent political parties, 
he provided the people with an open primary 
system, surrounded by all the safeguards of a 
regular election. 

In private life Governor Murphy is an ami- 
able, social and cultured gentleman, and has 
not allowed his business and political afifairs to 
engross all of his time. He has given special 
attention to the development of the patriotic 
societies of the nation, and his interest in the 
afifairs of the Grand Army of the Republic is 
shown in membership on the board of man- 
agers of the National Home for Disabled Vol- 
unteer Soldiers. In spite of his large afifairs 
and the many responsibilities upon his shoul- 
tlers, Mr. Murphy has still found time to culti- 
vate art and literature, and his business suc- 
cesses have not diverted him from higher pur- 
suits. A uniform courtesy and grace of man- 
ner and geniality of disposition inherent to the 
man have made him friendships which his 
(|ualities of heart and mind have never failed 
to hold and endear. As a public speaker he 
has a persuasiveness and grace that lend charm 
to his practical business views. The degree of 
LL. D. was conferred upon him in 1902 by 
both Lafayette College and Princeton Univer- 
sitv. He is a tnember of the more important 
Newark and New York clubs, also of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion; of the 
Sons of the American Revolution, of which he 



was the president general in 1809; of the Soci- 
ety of Colonial Wars, and of the Society of 
the Cincinnati. 

Governor AInrphy married, June 24, 1868, 
Janet, born December 30. 1842, died February 
10, 1904, daughter of Israel Day and Cath- 
erine Cox Gale ( Hoghland ) Colwell. Two 
children are now living : i. Franklin, born No- 
vember 29, 1873; married, October 17, 1908. 
Harriet Alexander Long, of Chicago ; he is 
now vice-president of the Murphy Varnish 
Company. 2. Helen, born September 19, 1877; 
married. June 8, 1901, William Burnet, son of 
Thomas Talmage and Estelle ( Condit ) Kinney 
(see Kinnev familv). 

This family originated in Eng- 
RIGElJ )\\' land, and was of a distinctive 

stock of blended German and 
Scandinavian blood. The founder of the Amer- 
ican branch was actively identified with the be- 
ginnings of the Massachusetts Bay colony, and 
his descendants were prominent figures in the 
development of the other colonies and states 
among which they became dispersed. 

fl) John Bigelow, the American ancestor, 
born in Wrentham, England, in 16 17, was one 
of the early settlers in Watertown, Massachu- 
setts, which was founded in 1630. He served 
in the Pe()uod and other Indian wars, and was 
of such prominence that he was called to vari- 
ous civil offices in the colony. Soon after his 
coming to Watertown he married Mary, daugh- 
ter of John Warren, of the "Mayflower" com- 
pany. This was the first marriage of public 
record in Watertown, and from it came lines 
of descendants in all the New England and 
adjacent states. Among his children were : 
John, died childless ; and Jonathan, of \Vhom 
further. John Bigelow died July 14, 1703. 

(II) Jonathan, son of John Bigelow, was 
born in Watertown. December 11, 1646. He 
married Rebecca Shepherd, and settled in Hart- 
ford, Connecticut. Among his children were 
Jonathan and John, of whom further. 

(III) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i) 
Bigelow, married Mabel, daughter of Rev. 
Timothy Edwards. Their son Timothy was 
adjutant in the Canada expedition, and was 
father of Lieutenant Timothy Bigelow, who 
died at Fort Stanwix in 1746, and from them 
came the name given to Colonel Timothy Bige- 
low, the imtimate associate of Otis Warren 
and other |)atri()ts, and commandant at West 
Point at the close of the revolutionary war. 
The name also descended to others of the fam- 
ilv I if later distinction. 

(Ill) John (2), son of Jonathan (i) and 
Rebecca ( Shepherd ) Bigelow, was born in 
Hartford, Connecticut, in 1679. His father 
gave him a farm of two hundred and seventy 
acres in (jlastonbury. Connecticut. November 
13. 1709, a part of which he sold December 23, 
17 16, and the remainder December 8, 1729. He 
removed to Hanover, New Jersey, about 1715, 
with others from Connecticut, who sought gold 
and silver ores, and settled Whippany, the 
oldest town in Morris county, and gave its 
name to the Pequannoc river. While the pre- 
cious metals were not found, iron was un- 
covered, and the Bigelows were ainong the 
founders of the iron industry in New Jersey. 
So late as 1769 John and Aaron, grandsons of 
John Bigelow, owned and operated the White 
Meadow Forge, near Rockaway. A contract 
preserved in the New Jersey Historical Soci- 
ety's archives, of date June 15, 1718, between 
John Bigelow and others, locates him in New- 
ark. In 1723 he was the first collector of Han- 
over, then comprising the present Morris coun- 
ty. He married. January 11, 17 10, in Con- 
necticut, Abigail Richards. He died July 25, 
1733, and his wife September 5, 1749; both 
are buried in the old WhipiJany burying-ground 
the oldest burying-ground in the oldest town 
in Morris county, by the side of John Rich- 
ards, who donated the ground for burial pur- 
poses. Children, born in Whippany : John, 
Daniel, Samuel. Jonathan, Joshua, and daugh- 

I 1\') John (3). son of John (2) and Abi- 
gail ( Richards ) Bigelow, was a mine owner 
and farmer, and died in Whippany, in 1773. 
Me married Elizabeth Dickerson, and was sur- 
vived by sons John, Aaron, Closes and Timo- 
thy, and by daughters. A memorial in the 
library of the New Jersey Historical Society, 
the "Pequannoc Remonstrance," dated May, 
1776, signed by one hundred and eighty free- 
holders of Pequannoc township, Morris coun- 
tv. expresses in forceful terms hostility to the 
liritish crown, and affords evidence of the dis- 
lovaltv of the influential men of that neighbor- 
IkkxI. This has the signatures of all the adults 
in the lligelow family in Morris county — • 
Daniel. Josiah. Aaron. Jonathan and Jabez. 
nf the i>thers. John was in Canada: Timothy 
and Moses were not of age: and Samuel and 
Jo-hua were living elsewhere. Samuel, who 
was in Monmouth county, signed a similar 
document, and became a captain in the naval 
service, and was renowned for courage and 
enterprise. John and . Karon were captains in 
the niilitarv service and ti.i'ik part in variou-; 




battles, narratives of which were told 1)y David 
Gordon, a revohitionary soldier of Morris coun- 
ty, and are contained in the unpublished manu- 
scripts of Rev. J. F. Tuttle, D. D., president of 
Wabash University, in possession of the His- 
torical Society. 

(\') Timothy, son of John (3) and Eliza- 
beth (Dickerson) Bigelow, was born in Whip- 
[lany. New Jersey, November 23, 1763. At 
the age of sixteen he volunteered in the patriot 
army, took part in various engagements, and 
was present at the Yorktown surrender. After 
the war he married Hannah Ogden Meeker, 
and established his home at Lyon's Farms, now 
Newark. As a girl his wife witnessed warlike 
scenes, and often fled from her father's house 
to escape from British and Hessian marauders. 
Mr. Bigelow was of reserved and quiet disposi- 
tion and devoted to his family. He was inter- 
ested in educational affairs, and for some years 
served on the board of trustees of the "Old 
Stone School House," a neighborhood land- 
mark. He died April 8, 1847. 3.ged eighty- 
four years, and his wife May 23, 1852, aged 
eighty-six years. 

(VI) Moses, only son of Timothy and Han- 
nah Ogden (Meeker) Bigelow, was born on 
the family homestead at Lyons Farms (New- 
ark ), January 12, 1800. He attended the schools 
there and at Elizabethtown. Studious and 
thoughtful, in his youth he read all avail- 
able standard works and excelled in various 
branches of knowledge, especially mathematics. 
He read law in a desultory way in the office of 
(iovernor William Pennington, and derived 
much pleasure from this pursuit. On arriving 
at age he engaged in manufacturing, with which 
he was prominently identified for more than a 
lialf century. His activity also led him into 
various important enterprises. In 1835, with 
John P. Jackson and J. M. Meeker, he pro- 
cured the incorporation of the Morris & Essex 
railroad. He also draughted the charter of 
the Mechanics' Fire and Marine Insurance 
Company, long a prosperous institution, and 
was an incorporator and director of the Bank 
of Xew Jersey, the Howard Savings Institu- 
tion, the Firemen's Insurance Company, the 
Republic Trust Company, the Citizens' Gas 
Light Company, and other local corporations, 
lie was for many years an efificient trustee of 
the Trentnn .Asylum for the Insane, under ap- 
])ointnient by the supreme court, and was the 
first ]iresident of the Xew Jersey Society for 
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

He was elected in 185^) first Democratic 
mayor of X'ewark. and conducted nnuiicipal 

affairs with so great wisdom and discretion 
that he was re-elected four times. He was 
unusually well equipped for such a position. 
Cautious, reticent, infle])endent and firm, his 
conduct was uniformly even and correct yet his 
success never led him to unseemly self-asser- 
tion or personal ambition. As mayor he in- 
augurated a system of block maps to facilitate 
taxation and numbering of houses ; procured 
the establishment of sinking funds to extinguish 
the city debt ; brought about the purchase of 
private water rights and the formation of the 
Newark Aqueduct Board ; organized a police 
department, a dispensary of medicines for the 
poor, and a board of health; and directed the 
codification of the city ordinances, and the 
modification or repeal of various obnoxious 
ordinances. During the civil war he made the 
financial affairs of the city his especial care 
and negotiated all public loans, and it is high 
tribute to him to record that all his plans were 
approved and adopted by the common council. 
In person he had an impressive presence : he 
was of superior intelligence and entire sincerity, 
and, withal, liberal in benevolence. He was 
intensely fond of literature, and his evenings 
were devoted to his books and his library. He 
died in Newark, January 10, 1874. 

Hon. Moses Bigelow married, February 4, 
1836, Julia Ann Breckinridge Fowler, who had 
the advantages of the best associations and 
schools of her time, in Elizabethtown, Morris- 
town and New York, and the social benefits of 
several seasons in Washington City with her 
father, a member of congress. She was a 
daughter of the accomplished mineralogist, Dr. 
Samuel Fowler, of Franklin, Sussex county, 
and granddaughter of Colonel Mark Thomp- 
son, officer in the revolution, deputy in the 
provincial congress, and member of congress in 
Washington's time. The family home of Air. and 
Mrs. Bigelow was at 1020 Broad street. New- 
ark. Children, born in Newark: 1. Samuel 
Fowler, see forward. 2. Moses, died March 
26, 1897. He inherited many of the parental 
traits of character, and was a leading citizen 
of Newark during his entire active career. He 
was a promoter, trustee and treasurer of the 
Newark Technical School; trustee and treas- 
urer of the New Jersey Reform School for 
Boys : and a governor of the Essex Club, and 
member of the Essex Country Club. Lie held 
several official jiositions without emoluments, 
and was several times a delegate to Democratic 
national and state conventions. He married 
I'"liza Rebecca, daughter of Colonel Samuel 
I'liwler, of I'"ranklin. .Sussex count\', grand- 



daughter of General julin Alifllin Brodhead, 
of Pennsylvania, and great-granddaughter of 
Colonel Robert Ogden, of New Jersey. Chil- 
dren : Moses, Frederic, John Ogden and Henri- 
etta. 3. F'rederick, was a prominent citizen of 
Newark, much interested in religion, and for 
a time treasurer and vestryman of Grace Prot- 
estant Episcopal Church. After traveling ex- 
tensively for his health he died at his home, 
"Alontrose," near Newark, July 13, 1871. He 
married Harriet Van Rensselaer Bleecker, of 
New York. Children : Julia, wife of Francis 
H. Gellatly, of South Orange ; Harriet Van 
Rensselaer, and Frederica. 4. Josephine, mar- 
ried John C. Kirtland, of East Orange; chil- 
dren: Josephine, wife of Russell Colgate, of 
Llewellyn ]'ark; Alay, and Katherine Camp- 

(VIl) Samuel Fowler Bigelow, eldest child 
of Hon. Moses and Julia Ann (Breckenridge) 
Bigelow, was prepared for college at Newark 
Academy, Ashland Hall and Freehold Insti- 
tute. He matriculated at Princeton College in 
1853. and graduated in 1857. After the pre- 
scribed course of law studies under Amzi Dodd, 
of Newark, and Jehiel G. Shipman, of Belvi- 
dere, he was admitted to the New Jersey bar as 
an attorney at law in i860, and as a counsellor 
in 1866. He was subsequently admitted to the 
bar of New York and California, and of vari- 
ous Federal courts. He has occupied various 
positions of importance in the line of his pro- 
fession. He was elected city attorney of New- 
ark in 1863, and judge of the Newark city 
court in 18C8. He also received appointments 
as follows : From President Cleveland, as 
United States attorney for New Jersey ; from 
the supreme court of New Jersey, as supreme 
court commissioner ; from Chancellor William 
T. McGill, as special master in chancery ; from 
Judge Andrew Kirkpatrick,of the United States 
district court. United States commissioner for 
New Jersey. The clistrict courts were estab- 
lished chiefly through his instrumentality, but 
he declined the position of judge of the New- 
ark district court tendered him by Governor 
Robert S. Green. He also declined the posi- 
tion of aide, with rank of colonel, tendered 
him by Governor Joseph D. Bedle. Mr. Bige- 
low is now actively engaged in the practice of 
his profession in his native city of Newark. 
He is unmarried. 

The mere mention of the busi- 
CLARK ness of the manufacturing of 
cotton goods to a citizen of New- 
Jersey, will have the same eti'ect that the men- 

tion of the name of Slater has in Rhode Island, 
as the names are as familiarly connected with 
the cotton industry as is Watts with steam, 
Stephenson with the railroad locomotive, I'ul- 
ton with the steamboat, and Whitney with the 
cotton gin. 

P'eter Colt, superintendent of the first cotton 
mill established in New Jersey by the Society 
for Establishing Useful Alanufactures, and of 
which society Alexander Hamilton was an 
enthusiastic patron, wrote and signed a certifi- 
cate, dated August 22, 1817, in which he testi- 
fies that he (Mr. Clark) "made in company 
with a partner who worked in iron and brass, 
all the valuable machinery in the first cotton 
mill that was ever erected in this part of the 
country, and the first (as I believe ) that was 
worked in America." He further states in the 
same certificate, "Mr. Clark has been a resi- 
dent of this town ever since the period first 
mentioned (1794), and has always carried on 
the business of making machines for spinning 
both cotton and the wool of sheep, and is a 
very able mechanic and an industrious citizen." 
This machinist, cotton and wool manufacturer 
and early fitter up of the first cotton mill in 
New Jersey was John Clark, of whom further. 

( I ) John Clark, the immigrant, was born in 
Renfrewshire, Scotland, May 21, 1763. He 
was brought up to the machinist's trade and 
learned to make and set up looms in the cotton 
and woolen mills of his native country. Gen- 
eral Alexander Hamilton, one of the founders 
of the Society for Establishing Useful Manu- 
factures in the United States, was a personal 
friend of Mr. Clark and advised him to come 
to America to assist the society in their w-ork. 
He embarked with his wife, Jane Slater, a 
native of Sterlingshire, Scotland, born May i, 
1768, and who died in Paterson, New Jersey, 
May 30, 1838, and their two children, Jane and 
John Jr., both born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, 
and they landed in New York in 1794, after a 
long and tiresome voyage in a sailing vessel. 
The society under whose auspices the venture 
was made, sent the family to Paterson, where 
they established a home and the father began 
the manufacture of cotton spinners and looms. 
He formed a partnership with a fellow country- 
man who is described above as a worker in 
iron and brass, one Mcllwhame, and March 18, 
1799. the firm of Mcllwhame & Clark render- 
ed an account for services rendered to the soci- 
ety to the amount of two thousand one hundred 
and one pounds four shillings two pence. Mr. 
Clark, besides manufacturing machinery for 
cotton and woolen mills, engaged prominently 




in tlie niamitacture of woolen fabrics, and in 
fact became the principal founder of the textile 
industry in I'aterson, where he died, October 
12, 1830. 

Tlie children of John and Jane (Slater) 
Clark, with the exception of the first two born 
in Renfrewshire, Scotland, were born in Pater- 
son, New Jersey, as follows: i. Jane, October 
5, 1791 ; married Robert Cunningham, a ma- 
chinist, of Paterson, New Jersey, where she 
died August 6, 1863. 2. John Jr., March 4, 
1793: became first secretary of the Society for 
Establishing Useful Manufactures, and with 
Thomas Rogers became manufacturer of cot- 
ton looms in the "Eieaver Mill," erected by his 
father soon after his arrival. The firm of 
Goodwin, Clark & Rogers continued through- 
out the greater part of his life, and became 
known as the Rogers Locomotive Works, and 
was very ]:)rofitably conducted. He died in 
Paterson, April 3, 1841. 3. William I^., Octo- 
ber 5. 1795: managed the store connected with 
the cotton factory, fitted up by his father for 
Peter Colt, and subsequently became book- 
keeper for Rogers, Ketcham & Grosvenor, 
builders of steam locomotives. He died in 
Paterson, November 9, 1859. 4. Robert, Sep- 
tember 22, 1798; died March 9, 1869. 5. 
Elisha Boudinot, Alay 30, 1801 : became a 
member of the firm of Clark & Robinson, cot- 
ton spinners, and occupied the mill site now 
owned by the Ivanhoe Paper Mill. He was a 
man of influence, held various prominent local 
offices in Paterson, and represented the district 
in the legislature of New Jersey. He died in 
Paterson, March i, 1842. 6. Alexander, Octo- 
ber 17, 1803: died in Paterson; we find no 
record of date of death. 7. Henry (q. v.). 8. 
Edward (twin of Henry), February 14, 1807; 
worked as a machinist in the shop of his 
brother John, and in 1826 established an iron 
foundry in Paterson at the corner of Mulbury 
and River streets, and in 1829, in company with 
his brother Henry, engaged in the hardware 
business, which included mill supplies. He 
married, November 8, 1828, Ann, daughter of 
John and Mary Mclntyre, of New York City. 
She was born May 26, 1812, and died Decem- 
ber 7, 1868. They had two children : Morton, 
who succeeded his uncle, Henry, in the hard- 
ware business, and Livingston, born April 22, 
1841, died October 14, 1857. Edward Clark 
died in Paterson, New Jersey, May 15, 1875. 

HP) Henry, sixth son and seventh child of 
John and Jane (Slater) Clark, was born in 
Paterson, New Jersey, February 14, 1807. He 
was a pujiil in the public school of his native 

city, and while quite young worked as a ma- 
chinist. In 1829 he engaged in the hardware 
business in partnership with his brother Ed- 
ward, and the business of "Clarks' Hardware 
Store" was continued for forty-six years by 
the twin brothers. He was a man of high 
character, and an elder in the First Presby- 
terian Church, of Paterson. He died at Pater- 
son, August 9, 1875. He married, in May, 

1842, Catherine Van Winkle, born March i, 
1816, died September 6, 1877, daughter of Edo 
antl Jane ( Van Houton) Van Winkle, of Pater- 
son, New Jersey. Catherine \'an Winkle was 
of the seventh generation in line of descent 
frt>m Jacob \'an Winkle, who came from Hol- 
land in 1684 and settled in Bergen county. 
New Jersey. (See Van Winkle). Children: 

1. Henry Irving, born July 10, 1843 ! see below. 

2. John Edo, born April 28, 1845; mentioned 
below. 3. Mary, born June 2, 1848; married, 
Sejitember 2"/, 1871, Andrew Kerr; children, 
born at Ilchester, I3altimore coimty, Maryland : 
i. Mary Clark, August 19, 1872, died Novem- 
ber 2~, 1873: ii. Annie Couper, born October 
21, 1873, married, June 23, 1905, Chauncy 
( )wens Ransom ; iii. Katherine Van Winkle, 
born September 17, 1876, now residing in Dun- 
murry, county Antrim. Ireland, married, June 
16. 1908, Edward Percy Richardson, child — 
Eleanor Coates, born March 22, 19CX) ; iv. 
Henry Clark, born May 8, 1878, married, June; 
7, 1905, Emma Pounds, child — John Clark, 
born May 20, 1907 : v. William Morris, born 
July 22. 1879, married, .April 24. 1907, Mercy 
Elizabeth Niblock, child — William Morris Jr., 
born July 15, 1909. 4. Catherine, born De- 
cember 3. 1850: married, December i, 1886, 
Rev. George Bothwell, who died May 3, 1891 ; 
children : i. Mary Clark, born December 5, 
1887; ii. .Ada, born December 23, 1889. 5. 
David Burnett, born January 24, 1854; resides 
in Paterson, New Jersey. 6. William Livings- 
ton, born May 11. 1857 : see below. 

(Ill) Henry Irving Clark, son of Henry 
(q. v.) and Catherine (Van Wrinkle) Clark, 
was born at Paterson. New Jersey, July 10, 

1843. He attended various private schools in 
his native city up to September, 1855, under 
the tuition of Garret J. Hopper, when the pub- 
lic schools were started there with first-class 
teachers in all departments. The grammar 
school which he entered was in charge of Pro- 
fessor Samuel C. Hosford as ])rincii)al, a very 
superior teacher. He remained a pupil in the 
public schools until 1857, at the same time 
studying Latin, as only English was taught in 
the schools, special attention being given to 



mathematics. In September, 1857, h<^ entered 
the classical school of Professor Theodore 
Ryerson, and commenced preparation for col- 
lege. In March, 1859, his father requested him 
to relinquish the idea of going to college, and 
requested him to enter the hardware store of 
E. & H. Clark, in Paterson, New Jersey, in the 
capacity of clerk. He remained in that posi- 
tion until March, i860, when he secured a posi- 
tion with T. Ketcham & Company, stock bro- 
kers, at No. I lianover street. New York City. 
The following year, 1861, with the commence- 
ment of the civil war, a much greater activity 
was started in Wall street in stocks and bonds 
than this country had ever experienced before. 
He was admitted to the firm of T. Ketcham & 
Company in the early part of 1864, and was 
elected a member of the New York Stock Ex- 
change in November, 1864. He continued his 
connection with the firm until May, 1867, when 
the firm was dissolved. That same month 
he entered into partnership with \\^illiam P. 
Ketcham, under the firm name of Ketcham & 
Clark, stock brokers. In 1868 his brother, 
John Edo Clark, became a member of the firm 
under the same firm name, and this relation 
continued until 1874 when the firm was dis- 
solved. In that same year was formed the 
firm of H. & J. Clark, composed of Henry 
Irving and John Edo Clark, both members of 
the New York Stock Exchange, which remain- 
ed in existence until February, 1893, when 
John E. Clark retired from business. In that 
same month Henry I. Clark formed the firm 
of Henry I. Clark & Company, composed of 
Henry 1. Clark. Herbert H. Clark, Elisha T. 
Everett. Henry L. Clark was admitted to 
membership in 1897 and Josiah H. Clark in 
1902. On October 7, 1905, E. T. Everett re- 
tired from the firm. The firm of Henry I. 
Clark & Company, stock brokers, is still in 
existence at No. 80 Broadway, New York 
City. Mr. Clark is a Republican in politics, 
having cast his first vote for Lincoln and John- 
son in November, 1864. He has never held 
public office, preferring to devote his time and 
attention to business. He is a member of the 
Church of the Redeemer (Presbyterian), of 
Paterson, New Jersey, and a member of the 
Hamilton Club, of Paterson. 

Mr. Clark married, April 13, 1870, Ada 
Huntoon. born .August 14, 1849. daughter of 
Josiah P. and Sarah M. (Doremus) Huntoon. 
Children : i. Herbert Huntoon, born March 7, 
1871 : married. June 23, 1897, Elspah John- 
son, of P>ethlehem, Pennsylvania : child — Henry 
Irving (2), born .April 24, 1899. 2. Josiah 

Huntoon, born December 4, 1873. 3- Henry 
Livingston, born February 11, 1876; married, 
September 12, Kpo, Sarah Fifield, of Pater- 
son ; children: Edward Fifield, born July 21, 
1903; Sarah Margaret, born December 14, 
1905. 4. Meta, born June 15, 1879; mar- 
ried, April 5, 1906, Clifton F. Leatherbee, of 
West Newton, Massachusetts ; child — Kath- 
erine, born March 2, 1907. 5. Florence, born 
October 21, 1882: married, April 13, 1905, 
Roger C. Turner, of Paterson; children: .Ada 
Ann. born June I, 1906; Roger Chamberlain, 
September 1 1, 1909. 

( III ) John Edo Clark, second son of Henry 
and Catherine (Van Winkle) Clark, was born 
at Paterson. New Jersey, April 28, 1845. His 
elementary educational training was in the best 
private and select schools of Paterson under 
the best instruction, and this was supplemented 
by a course in the public schools. He ranked 
high in his studies and graduated from the Pat- 
erson high school in i860. Shortly afterward he 
entered the employ of E. & H. Clark as clerk in 
their hardware store, remaining about four 
\-cars. Desiring to enter the mercantile world 
and make a mark for himself, he began a clerk- 
ship in the office of T. Ketcham & Company, 
bankers and stock brokers, at No. i. Hanover 
street. New York, during the civil war, when 
the brokerage business was at its height. By 
strict attention to the business in all its details 
and by his probity he rose to positions of 
greater responsibility and remuneration, be- 
coming thoroughly familiar in the purchase and 
sale of stocks and bonds of the New York 
Stock P'xchange. In 1868 he was admitted a 
partner in the banking house of Ketcham & 
Clark, the firm having been formed in May, 
1867. by Henry I. Clark, a brother of Mr. 
Clark, and William P. Ketcham. The three 
partners continued in active and prosperous 
l)usiness until 1874, when the firm was dis- 
solved and the two brothers, Plenry I. and 
John E. Clark, entered into partnership under 
the firm name of H. & J. Clark, with quarters 
at Xo. 66 Broadway, and later removed to 
Wall street, where the business was continued 
under that name until 1893. when Mr. Clark 
retired, although he held his seat in the New 
A'ork Stock Exchange until 1900, when he sold 
it and retired from all active business. Mr. 
Clark believed in outdoor exercise and recrea- 
tion, and became an ardent and active member 
of the North Jersey Golf Club, in which he 
held membership since its organization. He 
was a much respected member of the Hamilton 
Club, the leading social organization of Pater- 



son, taking a deep interest in its welfare. In 
piilitical preferment he was a Republican of the 
tr\ie type that never sought public office. 

In social as well as in private life Mr. Clark 
was a model man. At home he was the center 
of the affection of Iiis sister's family, where 
for twenty-three years he watched over the 
welfare of her children with the tenderness of 
a fond parent. In the church, whicji was his 
suj)reme delight, he was a pillar, the same in 
which his father had been an elder. He was a 
member of the First Presbyterian Church, and 
stood loyal to its interests when others with- 
drew from it. The religious element in his 
character was positive and of a high type. He 
was a close student of the faith of his fathers, 
yet was free from all cant and narrowness. 
and preserved through his life the pre-eminent 
christian character. John Edo Clark died at 
his residence on Hamilton avenue. November 
7, 1909. To those who knew him best he was 
most strongly endeared. His very goodness 
made him noble and placed him on that plane 
above the common run of mankind. .Always 
of the kindest and most lovable nature, John 
E. Clark was indeed a noble man. It was en- 
nobling to know him and to appreciate him. 
He was just to all and guarded in his word. 
"None were ever wounded by word or act of 
his. and his many excellent (|ualities of lieart 
and mind shone brightly.'' 

(HI) William Livingston Clark, youngest 
child of Henry and Catherine ( Van Winkle ) 
Clark, was born at Paterson, New Jersey, May 
IT, 1857. He attended the Paterson public 
scliDcjls. and this was supplemented by a course 
at the Paterson Seminary, where he prepared 
for college, entering the University of the City 
of New York, from which he graduated in 
1877. receiving the degree of Bachelor of .\rts. 
He subsequently received from the same insti- 
tution, the degree of Master of Arts in 1879. 
During this time he took a course at the Colum- 
bia Law School in New York City, and grad- 
uated in 1879 with degree of Bachelor of Laws. 
He was admitted to the New York bar in June, 
1879. and began the jjractice of law with 
Thomas Darlington, with offices at No. 7 Beek- 
nian street. New York City. Mr. Clark has con- 
tinued in active practice in the city of New York 
cdutinuously since that time. He was admitted to 
practice as an attorney and counsellor at law 
by the supreme court of New Jersey, where he 
has been largely engaged in the court of chan- 
cery. Mr. Clark was a resident of Paterson. 
New Jersev, from his birth until February 23. 
1885. when he was uniteil in marriage to ^lary 

E. Si)encer. and removed to Brooklyn. New 
York, where he resided until April of the fol- 
lowing year, when he removed to Passaic, New 
Jersey. He was one of the first to erect a 
residence in his section of the city, and became 
active in promoting and improving the locality 
which has become the finest residential section 
of l^assaic. He has taken an active interest in 
the conduct of the public affairs of Passaic 
for a number of years, relating to the growth 
and development of the city, and assisted in 
the formation of the Citizens' Association and 
Board of Trade, of Passaic. He was instru- 
mental with others in forming and organizing 
the Passaic Club, and became its first trea3urer 
and second president. In addition to the Pas- 
saic Club he holds membership in the .\cquack- 
anonk Club, of Passaic ; the Yountakat Coun- 
try L'lub. and the Lotos Club, of New York 
L'ity. In religicjn Mr. Clark retains the faith 
of liis ancestors, and is a member of the Pas- 
saic Presbyterian Church, having served that 
body as its trustee for fifteen years. He is a 
Republican in politics, and served the third ward 
of his city as councilman from 1890 to 1893. 

Mr. Clark married at Paterson. New Jersey, 
I-'ebruary 25. 1885. Mary E.. born December i, 
1861, daughter of Lucius F. and Caroline (Deni- 
son ) Spencer. Lucius F. Spencer is a prominent 
resident of Passaic. New Jersey, and a descend- 
ant of Michael Spencer, a brother of Will- 
iam Spencer, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the 
early New England ancestor. The only child 
of this marriage is Marv .Alice, born at Passaic, 
.New jersey, Julv 26, r88('i. 

The name Worthing- 
WORTIHNGTON ton is derived from 

three Saxon words, 
"Wearth in ton," that is. "Farm in town." 
signifying a farm wdfich formed part of a 
town or village, and as a surname was derived 
from the town or locality where those assum- 
ing it resided at the time surnames were adopt- 
ed. Twenty miles northeast of Liverpool, in 
the county of Lancaster, England, is the town 
or village of Worthington. in the hundred of 
Ledyard, [larish of Standish. Here and in 
the adjoining territory resided the family of 
Worthington, founded in that name in the time 
of the Plantaganets, and for many generations 
of high repute, the elder male line being traced 
back to W'orthington de Worthington. who was 
proprietor of Worthington Manor in the reign 
of Henry HI.. 1236-37. and was the progenitor 
of all the Worthingtons of Lancashire. The 
old manor house of Worthington, the residence 



of the family for seven years, was pulled down 
abont a half century ago. 

In the first quarter of the eighteenth cen- 
tury we find John, Thomas and Samuel Worth- 
ington resident in Byberry township, Philadel- 
phia county, Pennsylvania, all members of the 
Society of Friends, at Abington monthly meet- 
ing, but worshipping at the old Byberry meet- 
inghouse, then under the jurisdiction of Ab- 
ington monthly meeting. Tradition relates that 
they were all natives of Lancashire, and that 
they came to Pennsylvania about 1703. How- 
ever, since none of them were more than ten 
years of age at that date, if the statement is 
true they must have been accompanied to this 
country by parents or other relatives in the 
nature of guardians. 

(I) John W'orthington, ancestor of the sub- 
ject of this sketch, was born in Lancashire, 
England, about the year 1697. He was a resi- 
dent of Byberry township. Philadelphia coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania, when he married there, in 
1720, Mary, daughter of Thomas and ]\Iary 
(Paxson) Walmsley, of Byberry, and grand- 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Walmsley, 
who with their six minor children were among 
a group of members of Settle monthly meeting, 
Lancashire, who secured a certificate from that 
meeting in 1682, and, removing to Pennsyl- 
vania, settled in Bucks county, where Thomas 
died soon after his arrival. John W'orthing- 
ton's name ap[)ears among the list of the mem- 
bers of Byberry preparative meeting who con- 
tributed to the fund for maintaining the poor 
in 1721, and he continued prominent in the 
affairs of that section until his death, January 
14. 1777, at about the age of eighty years. 
John W'orthington was a weaver and farmer, 
and spent his whole adult life on his plantation 
in the northern end of Byberry township. His 
wife, Mary I Walmsley ) W'orthington, died 
April 18, 1754. The births of their six sons 
and five daughters are of record on the registry 
of Abington monthly meeting. Five of the 
sons and at least three of the daughters mar- 
ried and reared children, and all have left 
numerous descendants. Three of the sons, 
A\'illiam. Isaac and Joseph, removed in middle 
life to that part of Buckingham township, 
Bucks county. bor<lcring on W^rightstown town- 
ship, and many of the descendants of William 
and Joseph have ever since been residents of 
these two townships. Isaac removing later to 
Chester county. 

(II") William, sixth cliild and third son of 
Thomas and Mary (Walmsley) Worthington, 
was born in Byberry township. Philadelphia 

county, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1732, and 
continued to reside in that township until 1770, 
when he removed to Buckingham township. 
Bucks county, whither he had been preceded 
by his two younger brothers, Joseph and Isaac. 
He purchased a farm on the line of Wrights- 
town township of his brother Isaac, and later 
purchased considerable other land adjoining, 
I)artly in both townships, and became one of 
the principal landowners and prominent men 
of his section. He was a birthright member 
of Abington monthly meeting of Friends, but 
was married at the Dutch Reformed Church, 
of \orth and Southampton, March 18, 1764, 
to Esther Homer, also a member of Abing- 
ton meeting. For this breach of the "good 
order maintained among Friends" complaint 
was brought to the monthly meeting by By- 
berry meeting, December 31, 1764, and they 
were "dealt with'' by the meeting, but finally 
acknowledged their sorrow for the breach of 
discipline in a manner satisfactory to the meet- 
ing. L)n December 30, 1770, they obtained a 
certificate which included their four minor 
children, Mary, William, Jesse and John, to 
W'riglitstown monthly meeting, Bucks county, 
with which they and their descendants were 
thereafter associated to the present time. There 
other children, Benjamin, Hiram and Esther, 
were born to them in Buckingham. W'illiam 
Worthington died on his plantation in Lower 
Buckingham, near the present village of Wy- 
combe, December 6, 1816, in the eighty-fifth 
year of his age. His widow Esther survived 
until January 2^. 1832, at the age of eighty- 
nine years. 

I HI ) Benjamin, son of W'illiam and Esther 
( Homer ) Worthington, was born in Bucking- 
ham township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, 
soon after the settlement of his parents in that 
township, about the year 1771. He married, 
October 21, 1795. Mary, daughter of Wat- 
son and Ruth (Bradshaw) Welding, of the 
"Rush \'alley Mills," Wrightstown township, 
and took up his residence on a portion of his 
father's plantation in Buckingham, which he 
inherited at his father's death in 1816. He died 
in Buckingham, April 26, 1852. He and his 
wife were members of Wrightstown Friends' 
meeting, on the registry of which appears the 
record of the birth of their eight children, four 
of whom died before their parents. Mary 
(Welding) Worthington died September i. 
1840. She was a great-granddaughter of Ely 
Welding, a native of New Jersey, who came 
to I'nckingham from .\bington in 1723 and 
died there about 1760, and his wife Elizabeth 



Beale. Juhii Welding, son of Ely, married 
Hannah Watson, of Chesterfield, Burlington 
county. New jersey, in 1747, and settled there 
tlie following year. He died prior to 1760, 
and his son Watson Welding returned to Buck- 
ingham and married, in 1771, Ruth, daughter 
of James and Ruth ( Lowder ) Bradshaw, of 
L'pper liuckinghani. He inherited the lands of 
his grandfather in Buckingham, but in 1793 
purchased the historic old mills at Rushland. 
long known as Mitchell's Mills, in Wrights- 
town, on the old Swamp road. Watson Weld- 
ing died in Wrightstown, December 6, 1817. 
His wife Ruth died August 19, 1804. 

( 1\ ) Amasa. fourth child and eldest son of 
Benjamin and Mary ( \Velding) Worthington, 
was born in Lower Buckingham, Bucks coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1802. On April 
7, 1832, his father and mother conveyed to 
him the homestead farm, on which he resided 
until 185 1, when he purchased a large farm 
at the Chain Bridge over the Neshaminy. in 
\\ rightstown, extending across the Neshaminy 
into Northampton township, and settled there- 
on. He owned at different periods several 
other properties in Buckingham, and was prom- 
inent in the affairs of the community in which 
he lived. He married Amy, daughter of John 
Spencer, of a family long prominent in mid- 
dle Bucks county, and both were active and 
consistent members of Wrightstown Friends' 
meeting. He died on his plantation at Chain 
Bridge, in Wrightstown, August 21, 1877. Am- 
asa and Amy (Spencer) Worthington had 
seven children who survived them, viz. : Sarah, 
widow of James Slack, deceased, a veteran of 
the civil war ; Mary Louise, unmarried ; Thad- 
deus S., born P'ebruary 19, 1840, a farmer in 
Warwick township, Bucks county; Benjamin, 
who acquired the Chain Bridge homestead at 
the death of his father in 1877, and died there 
ten years later: Lucretia ^L, wife of Henry C. 
Buckman. farmer of W^rightstown ; John Spen- 
cer, of whom presently ; and Annie, unmarried. 
Mrs. Sarah { AV'orthington) Slack and her two 
unmarried sisters, Mary Louise and Annie 
Worthington. have resided since the death of 
their brother Benjamin at 106 Chancellor street, 
Newtown. Bucks county. 

f\') John Spencer, sixth child and youngest 
son of Amasa and Amy (Spencer) Worthing- 
ton, was born in Buckingham township, Bucks 
county, Pennsylvania. March 15, 1848, but was 
reared on the old homestead at Chain Bridge, 
Wrightstown township, where his parents re- 
moved when he was three years of age. He 

received his education in the public schools, 
and when a young man engaged in the ice busi- 
ness, erecting large ice houses on theNeshaminy. 
near Neshaminy Falls, and shipping the ice to 
Philadelphia, where he did a large and profitable 
business. In 1899 h^ organized the Jefi'erson Ice 
Manufacturing Company, of which he was pres- 
ident until his death in 1905. This company was 
the largest retail ice dealers in Philadelphia. He 
also established and carried on a large coal and 
feed business in Philadelphia. In 1904 Mr. 
Worthington removed to Burlington, New Jer- 
sey, and established the plant of the Diamond 
Plate Ice Company, manufacturing ice exclu- 
sively from water drawn froiu artesian wells. 
He died at Burlington, September 29, 1905. 
John Spencer Worthington married, Novem- 
ber I, 1881, Clara Delany, born at Hunting- 
don X'alley, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, 
September 18, 1853, daughter of William R. 
Delany (died December 24, 1909), and of a 
family long resident in lower Bucks and Mont- 
gomery counties. She is now living at No. 113 
East Union street, Burlington, New Jersey. 
Children of John Spencer and Clara (Delany) 
Worthington: i. Henry Delany W'orthington. 
subject of this sketch. 2. S. Cameron Spencer 
W'orthington, born in Philadelphia, February, 
i88f); now paying teller in the Central Trust 
and Savings Fund, of Philadelphia. He mar- 
rietl Charlotte McKensie, of Somerton, Phila- 
delphia, and has two children — Murrell Mere- 
dith Worthington, and .Mice Minerva W^orth- 

( \'I ) Henry Delany, eldest son of John 
Spencer and Clara (Delany) Worthington, was 
born in Philadelphia, February 18, 1883. He 
attended the public schools of Philadelphia, 
later entered the famous William Penn Char- 
ter School of that city, and graduated from 
Dean Academy, Franklin. Massachusetts. On 
leaving the latter institution he accepted a posi- 
tion in the Ivlerchants' National Bank, of I'hil- 
adelphia, but soon after became associated with 
his father in the management of the ice busi- 
ness at Burlington, New Jersey, and at the 
latter's death took entire charge of the busi- 
ness and has since conducted it with eminent 
success. Henry Delany Worthington married, 
June 30, 1908, Mary Edith, daughter of Edgar 
Ezekiel and Hannah (Forbes) Allen, of Bur- 
lington, New Jersey, and they have one child — 
Gertrude Elizabeth Worthington, born August 
29, 1909. They reside at I'urlington, where 
Mr. Worthington is one of the preeminent and 
successful voung business men. 



Ciilbert Cullins, Justice of the 
(_'( )LL1.\S Supreme Court of Xew Jersey, 
from March 8. 1897, until 1903, 
when he resigned to re-enter the practice of 
law, was born in Stonington, New London 
ci^)unty, Connecticut, August 26, 1846, and is a 
descendant of an old English family which 
originally came from Kent. England. His great- 
great-grandparents were Daniel Collins and 
.\lice PeW. His great-grandfather, Daniel Col- 
lins (1732-1819J, of Stonington, served in the 
revolutionary war, and according to existing 
records was first lieutenant in the First Regi- 
ment Connecticut Line, formation of 1777 ; and 
it is also known that he was in service from 
1775. He married Anne Potter. His son, Gil- 
bert ( 1789-1865), grandfather of the present 
Gilbert Collins, served several terms in the 
Connecticut legislature. His wife was Pru- 
dence Frink. Judge Collins' father, Daniel 
Prentice Collins (born in 1813. died in 1862). 
was a manufacturer in Stonington througliout 
his life: he also had business relations in Jer- 
sey City, and on this account his son eventually 
made choice of that city as his field of labor, 
and his home. His mother, Sarah R., was a 
descendant of the Wells family of Connecticut. 
Judge Collins was prepared for Yale College, 
but the death of his father changed his purpose. 
The family, which consisted of his mother and 
one sister, removed to Jersey City in 1863, and 
in 1865 he there entered the office of Jonathan 
Dixon, now deceased and former justice of 
the supreme court of Xew Jersey. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar as an attorney in February, 
1869, and as a counselor in February, 1872. 
On January I, 1870, he became a partner of 
;\Ir. Dixon, and continued in that relationship 
imtil that gentleman was elevated to the bench 
in .\pril, 1875. Pie afterward formed a part- 
nership with Charles L. Corbin, one of New 
Jersey's most distinguished lawyers. In 1881 
William H. Corbin was admitted as a member 
of the firm, which continued under the .style of 
Collins & Corbin till March 8, 1897, when Mr. 
Collins was appointed a justice of the supreme 
court of Xew Jersey, which position he held 
from March 8, 1897, until 1903, when he re- 
signed and re-engaged in the practice of law 
with his former partners, under the firm name 
of Collins & Corbin. 

Judge Collins is in politics a Re]niblican ; he 
has been nominated by his party for state sen- 
ator (1880) once, and for congress twice (1882 
and 1888). For two years, from May, 1884, 
to 'Slay. 1886, he served as mayor of Jersev 
Citv, having been elected by a combination of 

an independent organization of citizens with 
the Republicans. I-'or five years previous to 
1893 ''"^ served as chairman of the Republican 
county committee, when he declined a re-elec- 
tion. He is a member of the Union League 
and Palma clubs, of Jersey City, and of the 
.Xew Jersey Society of the .Sons of the Revolu- 

June 2, 1870, Judge Collins married Harriet 
Kingsbury Bush. Of their si.x children, two 
daughters survive. Their son, Walter Collins, 
was educated at Columbia University, New 
York, and Williams College, Massachusetts. 
He studied law in his father's office, was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1896, and was a practicing 
lawyer in Jersey City. He died Xovember 11, 
1 900. 

Dr. Jesse Steelton Adams, of 
.\D.\M.S Uurlington, descends from the 

Atlantic county line of the Adams 
family. His grandfather was Joshua .\dams, 
who was born in Atlantic county, and was a 
]jrosperous farmer. He reared a family of 
sons, and with the eldest of these, William B., 
the line is continued to Dr. Adams. These 
sons were William B., I'eter, Richard and 
Ryan. There was also one daughter. 

(II) William Boice, son of Joshua Adams, 
was born at Somers Point, Atlantic county, 
Xew Jersey, August 13, 1801, and died April 
15, 1867. He received a good common school 
education, and learned the trade of a black- 
smith, which he followed for a great many 
years. About the year 1855 he removed to 
liritlgeton, Xew Jersey, where for eleven years 
he was proprietor of a hotel. About a year 
])revious to his death, in 1867, Mr. Adams re- 
tired from active life. Although in the hotel 
business Mr. Adams neither sold nor used 
liquor. He was an active member of the 
Alethodist church and of the order of Sons of 
Temperance. His political preference was for 
the Democratic party. He married, March 3, 
1825, Rebecca, daughter of Clement Cordrey. 
She was born at Cordrey's Brook, .\tlantic 
county. Xew Jersey, March 14, 1802, and died 
in 1889. She was a member of the Methodist 
church, and a devoted wife and mother. The 
children of this marriage: i. Clement C, born 
.\ugust 25, 1826; is a business man of Tren- 
ton, Xew Jersey. 2. Henrietta D., died in 
childhood. 3. .Absalom D., born May 19, 183 1 ; 
he followed the sea inany years, and now re- 
sides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4. Mary 
P., died in infancy. 5. Daniel C, born April 
15, 1836: is a merchant of Cumberland county. 



New Jersey. 6. James Henry, died in childhood. 
7. Jesse Steelton, see forward. 8. Thomas 
I lenry. (Hed in childhood. 

( III ) Jesse Steelton, son of Wilhani B. and 
Rebecca ( Cordrey ) .Adams, was born m Bakers- 
ville, .\tlantic county, Xew Jersey, May 15, 
1842. He received his education in the com- 
mon schools and at the W est Jersey Academy, 
r.ridgton, Xew Jersey. While hardly more 
than a boy, Mr. .Adams enlisted in the Union 
army to help suppress the great rebellion then 
in progress. He enlisted for nine months serv- 
ice beginning in .August, 18^12, in Com])any F, 
Twenty-fourth New Jersey Infantry. He saw 
much hard service and participated in those 
two memorable battles and Union defeats. Fred- 
ericksburg and Chancellorsville. His company 
was commanded by Captain Samuel Harris. 
.At the expiration of his term of enlistment 
.Mr. .Adams received an honorable discharge. 
1 laving now to decide on a profession or busi- 
ness, he chose dentistrv, and entered the office 
of Joseph C. Kirby, who became his mstructor 
and with whom he remained five years. In 
1868 Dr. .Adams located in Burlington, .\'e\\ 
jersey, and from that time until the present 
I loog) has been in successful practice in that 
city, with the exception of four years spent in 
I lightstown, Xew Jersey. He is a gold Demo- 
crat politically, and for si.x years was secre- 
tary of the Elurlington Board of Health, his 
term of office ending with his resignation. He 
is a member of the Episcopal church, and served 
the church at Hightstown as warden. His 
fraternal relations are with the Masonic order, 
in which he has attained the thirty-second de- 
gree Scottish Rite. He is a member of Bur- 
lington Lodge, Xo. 32, F. and A. AI., and is 
past high priest of Boudinot Chapter, No. 3, 
R. .\. M, 

Jesse S. .Adams married, March 19, 1874, 
I'.mily Francis, daughter of Joseph D. and 
lunily .A. (Schuyler) Deacon, of Burlington, 
.\'ew Jersey. TJiree children have been born 
to them: one only, the first born, .Alfred, sur- 
\ives: i. .Alfred Leslie Deacon .Adams, was 
born in lUirlington, New Jersey, February 4, 
1875. He was educated at the Bordentovvn 
.Military Institute, Bordentown, New Jersey, 
and at Dre.xel College, Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. He is now a resident of Newark, New 
ler.sey, where he is employed in the home 
office of the Prudential Insurance Company. 
He married, in 1900, .Annie \'an Rossen, of 
I'everly. Xew Jersey. 2. Carleton Cordrey 
.Adams, born February 24, 1879; died at the 
age of seven years. 3. Heathcote Steelman 


.Adams, born November 21;, 1887; died aged 
eight vears. 

The Rev. Frederick Augustus 
LI':HLI;-\CH Lehlbach, founder of the fam- 
ily of his name in New Jersey, 
was liorn at Ladenburg, Baden, in 1805; died 
in Newark, .Xew Jersey, September 11, 1873. 
He was educated at lleidleburg and Halle, and 
in 1832 became [lastor of the Lutheran church 
at Xuenstetten, where he remained until 1841. 
.After that he took charge of a large parish in 
Heiligkreutzsteinach, Baden, and while there 
was chosen several times by his people as their 
representative in the second chamber of the 
Baden legislature. He became a prominent 
character among the revolutionists of 1848-41), 
and when the grand duke was expelled and 
Baden declared a republic. Pastor Lehlbach 
was chosen a member of the constituante or 
constitutional assembly by several districts. He 
accepted the election from his old district of 
W'einheim. When the revolution collapsed, he 
was proscribed and sentenced to fifteen year^ 
solitary confinement for his share in the re- 
bellion. He escaped this severe sentence by 
fleeing to Strasburg, and in Xovember, 1849, 
emigrated to .America. After spending a few 
days in Xew York City, he went to Xewark, 
Xew Jersey, where he settled as pastor of the 
Mulberry Street German Evangelical Church, 
and for the next quarter of a century, in fact 
until he died, maintained an e.xalted reputation 
there as a teacher of Christianity and as an 
exemplar of morals. It was truly said of him 
at the time of his death that he was a man of 
advanced thought, and a fearless and zealous 
advocate of civil and religious liberty. He 
took a prominent part in educational and pro- 
gressive measures, and was one of the founders 
of the Green Street German-English School, 
of the German Hospital, and kindred charitable 
institutions. Children : Charles F. J. : Emma ; 
Paul Frederick, re/erred to below: Gustav : 
Hermann: Hugo: Rudolph: Laura: Ernst; 
Robert : Franklin. 

(II) Paul Frederick, son of the Rev. l-'red- 
erick .Augustus Lehlbacii, was born in Heilig- 
kreutzsteinach, Baden, in .April, 1842: died in 
Xew York, April 19, 1884. He was brought 
over to this country by his father when only 
nine years old, and after receiving his educa- 
tion, started in life as a pharmacist in Xew 
York City. Later he became secretarv of the 
Xew York College of Pharmacy. He married, 
in 1874, Anna Marie, born Alay 19. 1856, 
daughter of Philip and Catherine (Leitz) Jung- 



manii. Children: i. Frederick Reimold, re- 
ferred to below. 2. Anna, born November 7, 
1878: married Daniel K. Van Ingen. 3. Ed- 
ward, ( Jctober 16, 1880. 4. Emma. January 
30, 1884. Children of Philip and Catherine 
( Leitzj Jungmann ; Johanna ; Elizabeth ; Lina : 
Julius; Anna Marie, referred to above ; I'hilip: 

( III ) h'rederick Reimold, son of P'aul Fred- 
erick and Anna Marie (Jungmann) Eehlbach, 
was born in Xew York City. January 31, 1876, 
and is now living in Newark, Xew jersey. He 
received his early education at private schools 
in New York City, and after coming to New- 
ark in 1884 entered the Newark public schools, 
graduating from the high school in 1893, after 
which he entered Yale University and grad- 
uated with the class of 1897. M r. Lehlbach then 
began reading law with the firm of Riker i<; 
Riker in Newark, and attended the lectures at 
the New York Law School. He was admitted 
to the New Jersey bar as attorney in Novem- 
ber, 1899, and as counsellor in February, 1902. 
Since that time he has been engaged in the gen- 
eral practice of his profession in Newark, 
^'oung as he is, Air. Lehlbach has already be- 
come prominent both in his profession and in 
the field of politics. He has been an active 
worker for the success of the Republican party 
since attaining his majority, antl is a member 
of the Essex county Republican committee. 
In 1899 he was elected a member of the board 
of education of Newark from the third ward 
by a majority of one hundred and twenty-one, 
although the ward gave a Democratic majority 
for mayor and alderman. He was elected to 
the assembly in 1903. and again in 1904, and 
re-elected for a third term in 1905 by a plural- 
it\- of twenty-four thousand two hundred and 
twentv-one over Mr. Waller, the highest candi- 
date on the Democratic ticket. In 1904 Mr. 
Lehlbach served as chairman of the committees 
iin militia and passed bills, and as a member of 
the committees on municipal corporations, state 
hospitals, and Home for Feeble Alinded Boys 
and Girls. 1 le was clerk of the state board of 
equalization of taxes in 1905, in April, 1908, 
was appointed second assistant prosecutor of 
the pleas, and January i, 1910. first assistant 
prosecutor of the pleas. Air. Lehlbach is as 
active and popular in private as in public life. 
He is a member of the County Bar Associa- 
tion, and is a Free Mason, member of St. 
John's Lodge. 

He married at Newark, New Jersey, Jime 
10, 1908. Frances Estelle, born January 12. 
1878. daughter of William and Harriet (.Ox- 

ford) Martin. Children of William and Har- 
riet {.\xford) Martin: i. May. 2. Dell, 
married Daniel E. Ellis, at .\mesbury, Mass- 
achusetts ; child — Harriet, born January 23, 
1 89 1. 3. Frances Estelle, referred to above. 

In the year 1682 a large ship of 

\\ H ITF five hundred and fifty tons, from 
England, arrived at West Jersey 
and ran aground in Delaware Bay. She lay 
there eight days and then by favorable wind 
and tide got off, "and coming up the river, 
landed her passengers, being three hundred and 
>ixt\ in number, between Philadelphia and Bur- 
lington on the Jersey shore. Their provisions 
being nigh gone, they sent them in to an In- 
dian town near Rankokus creek, for Indian 
corn and pease. The king of this tribe being 
then there, treated them kindly, and directed 
such Indians as had provisions, to bring it in 
the next morning, who accordingly brought 
]jlenty ; which being delivered and put in bags, 
the messengers took leave of the king : who 
kindly ordered some of the Indians to carry 
their bags for them to their canoes." 

"The assembly of West-Jersey having, at 
their last sitting adjourned to the first of second 
month this year (1682) met; but not being a 
full house they adjourned to the fourteenth and 
then dissolved themselves without doing any 
business. .Another being called, sat from the 
second to the eleventh of the first month fol- 
lowing," and among those who sat in its coun- 
cils was one John \Miite, progenitor of the 
New Jersey family of that surname purposed 
to be treated in these annals. 

(I) John White is supposed to have been 
one of the passengers in the "large ship" above 
mentioned, which ran aground in Delaware 
l>ay, and he was one of those who afterward 
constituted the assembly of West Jersey, to 
which also reference has been made. C)n tiiis 
occasion the governor, council and assembly 
passed sundry laws for the government of the 
inhabitants within tiieir jurisdiction; and t<i 
appoint sundry officers to fulfill the mandates 
of the governor and assembly and otherwise to 
maintain the law then established. For the 
jurisdiction of Burlington John White was 
appointed sheriti'. but that was done long years 
before the county of Burlington was estab- 
lished. He also performed other duties and 
was one of the overseers of the poor in 1682. 

ill) Philip, son of John White, but extant 
records do not appear to furnish any account 
(if his life or family. 

(HI) Samuel, son of Philip \\'hite, was 






born August 17, 1762. He married Sarah M. 
Scott and had six children: JJlanchard. Ben- 
jamin, Mary, Ann, Louisa ami EUzabeth. 

(I\") Benjamin, son of Samuel and Sarah 
M. (Scott) White, was born in ijgb; died 
March 3, 187ft. He was a large and enter- 
prising farmer in Springfield township and 
raised some of the best blooded horses ever 
bred in the county. He married. May 3, 1825, 
Margaret, daughter of John and Abigail Eld- 
ridge, granddaughter of John Eldridge, who 
came over with AX'illiam Penn, and by her had 
five children : Julia Ann, born January 28, 
1826; Charlotte, February 5, 1828; Blanchard, 
April 20. 1830; Samuel, December 27, 1835; 
Anna, November 31, 1837; Benjamin, March 
20, 1840. 

(V) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin 11) 
and Margaret ( Eldridge ) White, was born in 
Springfield township. New Jersey, March 20. 
1840, received his education in public and ])ri- 
vate schools in his native township and at 
Mount Holly. He afterward taught school for 
some time in Burlington and then turned his 
attention to farming pursuits, which has been 
his princi])al occupation in business life. In 
politics Mr. W'hite is a lifelong Democrat, and 
for twenty-five years served as justice of the 
peace. He is a member of Harmony Lodge, 
No. 10, Jimior ( )rder of .\merican Mechanics. 
and in religious preference is a Baptist. He 
married Eliza (jaskell, born April 6, 1842, 
daughter of .Xbraham Gaskell, of Burlington 
county. They had two children, Blanchard H. 
and A. Harry W'hite, the latter of whom was 
a young man of s])lendid promise, law student. 
member of the legislature, and who met acci- 
dental death by drowning. 

( \'T ) Blancliard H., only surviving son and 
child of Benjamin (2) and Eliza (Gaskell) 
W'hite. was loom in Springfield township, June 
30. 1864, and was given a good early educa- 
tion in public schools. During the ne.xt twelve 
years after leaving school he was engaged 
in clerical work for various large mercantile 
houses in Philadelphia, the last of which was 
John W'anamaker's store on Market and Chest- 
nut streets, where he remained some time, and 
for the ne.xt four years was em])loyed by the 
F.dilystown Manufacturing Company, Eddys- 
town, Pennsylvania. However, in i8q2, on 
the death of his brother, he took up the study 
of law with Charles E. Hendrickson, of Moimt 
Holly, and E. P. Budd, and was admitted to 
the bar at Mount Holly in June, 1896. For two 
years he served as clerk of the board of chosen 
freeholders, once stood as a candidate for the 

legislature, and his name has been mentioned 
in connection with congressional nominations, 
although he has not at any time declared candi- 
dacy for that honor. Originally a Democrat, 
during more recent years he has allied himself 
strongly with the Republican party. He is a 
Mason, an Elk, an Odd Fellow, Knight of 
Pythias and a Red Man. Air. W'hite married. 
December 10. 1902, while serving as great 
sachem of the Improved Order of Red Alen, 
by Hon. Joseph E. Mowry, mayor of Camden, 
who at the time was great prophet of the order 
just mentioned, Aurietta E. Cope, daughter of 
George B. Cope, former treasurer of Bucks 
county, Pennsylvania, and who married Fran- 
ces Crook, the latter a native of New Hope, 
Pennsylvania. One child has been born of 
this marriage — Margaret White, .\pril 6, igo(i>. 

John Nicholas Steiger (as the 

ST^'1•"I\ name was formerly spelled) was 
a horseman in the regiment of the 
.Must Illustrious Bernard, commander of the 
cavalry of his majesty, the king of Bohemia. 

(Hi Jacob Styer, who seems to have been 
the first to change the spelling of the name. 
w as a son of John Nicholas Steiger. 

( III ) Leonard, son of Jacob Styer, married 
.Mary Tyson. 

( I\' I David, sc)n of Lecmard and Mary (Ty- 
son ) Styer, was burn June 21, 1810. He was 
a railroad c(.)ntractor, and in the pursuit of his 
calling built man)- miles of railroad tracks, 
mosti)' for the Pemisylvania railroad. He set- 
tled first in W'hite Hill, later in Florence, Bur- 
lington comity. New Jersey. He was in active 
service during the civil war. His political affil- 
iations were with the Whig and Republican 
l^arties, and he was a member of the Presby- 
terian church. Mr. Styer married at German- 
town, Pennsylvania. Mary .\nn Jones. Chil- 
dren : h>rdinand Clay, Gertrude, Mary, Henry 
Clay (see forward), David, Clara, Rebecca, 
Matilda. Frances. Kate. Thomas Leonard, Paul 
and Harriet. 

(V) Henry Clay, second son and fourth 
child of David and Mary Ann (Jones) Stver, 
was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 21, 1841. He was educated in the 
schools of his native town, and this w'as supple- 
mented in various ways, so that his entire edu- 
cation was broad and liberal. He was but 
nineteen years of age when he enlisted in 
1861 in the Second Pemisylvania Regiment; 
he served in the quartermaster's de|)artment 
from 1861 to 1865. .'\fter leaving the army 
Mr. Styer assisted his father for a time in the 



railroad contracting bnsiness. then conducted 
a <^eneral store in Elorence, Xew Jersey. Later 
lie'' settled in Trappe. Pennsylvania, where he 
cidtivated a farm and also conducted a general 
store He returned to Xew Jersey m 1888, 
was a merchant in the southern part of the 
state for a time, then removed to a farm near 
r.urlmtjton. Xew lersev, where he now resides. 
Mr Suer is a Repuljlican, and justice of the 
peace 'for Sjjringfield township, Burlington 
county, and for several years has been a mem- 
ber of the board of education. He has also 
served his townshii. as collector, clerk an,l 
committeeman. He is a Presbyterian, an-l 
elder ..f the church at Jacksonville, Xew Jer- 
sey Mr Stver married, June _', 1874, Martha 
Emilv, born'.\pnl 24, 1843, daughter of John 
and Elizabeth ( Bowne ) Scott, and granddaugh- 
ter of Henry Scott, and of Phoebe Bowne. 
Children : Harry P.utler ; 1-rank, born Xovem- 
ber 7 1876: Uavid. see forward ; Phoebe .\nna, 
born October i , 1880 : Archibald ; Oliver Smith. 
(VI) David, third son and child ot Henry 
Clav and Martha Emilv (Scott) Styer, was 
born at Florence, Xew Jersey, December 10, 
1877 He received his education m the district 
schools of Burlington county, Mount Holly 
Academy, \'an Rensselaer Seminary, Burling- 
ton Xew Jersey: Rider Business Lollege, Iren- 
ton', Xew "Jersey: and Lafayette College, Las- 
ton Pennsylvania, from which he was grad- 
uated with the degree of civil engineer in 1904. 
He became connected with the Bordentown 
( Xe\v [ersev I Military Institute in 1896, hold- 
iiur the position of stenographer and book- 
keqjer and since that time has served as in- 
structor and general assistant in the adminis- 
trative department. He is a member ot the 
Delta Upsilon fraternity, and his political vievvs 
are those of an independent Republican. He 
:md his family are attendants at the f'resby- 
terian church.' Mr. Styer married at Pueblo, 
Colorado, lune 2^, 1909. Lillian Scott, born near 
Burlington, Xew Jersey, July fi. 1877. <laugh- 
ter of \\illiam and Sarah Ann (Antrim) Rich- 
anPon whose other children are: William. 
J,,hn .\ntrim and Rebecca. .Mr. Richardson 
was a fanner. 

Alexander Stewart, the fnuiid- 
STIA\'.\KT er of the family at present 
under consideration, was born 
in Scotland and emigrated to .\merica. settling 
in Philadelphia, where he died about the mid- 
dle of the nineteenth century. He married 
\nnie Clibboni. born in Scit'land. t ■hildren : 

lames, referred to below : William ; Alexander : 
"\nnie : Mary : Thomas : Joseph ; John. 

( n ) lames, son of Alexander Stewart, was 
born in "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 12. 
1857, and died in Long Branch, ^^lonmouth 
county, Xew Jersey, March 2, 1888. After re- 
ceiving a good common school education he 
learned the trade of plumber, and then removed 
to Long Branch, where he set up for himself 
and conducted a prosperous and successful 
business until his death. He married Cornelia, 
daughter of Matthias W. and Hannah ( Truax ) 
Wcinlley (see W'oolley). She was born Janu- 
ary I. 18(12. Children: William, born and 
died .Vugust 14, 1886: James Alexander, re- 
ferred to below. 

(HI) lames Alexander, son of James and 
Cornelia "( Woolley ) Stewart, was born in Long 
Branch, Monmouth cmnty, Xew Jersey, Janu- 
ar\- 1 1. 1888, and is now living in that town. 
Vuv his early education he was sent to the pub- 
lic schools of Long Branch, after which he 
attended Eastman's Business College at Pough- 
keepsie. Xew York, graduating May 29, 1906. 
( )ii lune 1 1. following, he was offered a posi- 
tion' with the Tintern Manor Water Company, 
with whom he has been ever since. Mr. Stew- 
art is a Repulilican. and a member of the Meth- 
ndist Episcopal church. He married in Long 
Branch, Xovember 2, 1909, Z^Iabel Dorothy, 
(laughter of William Eugene and Susan H. 
( Ming) Lawrence, who was born October 3. 
1889 Her father was born in June, 1856, and 
her mother May 3. 1861. Her brother Edward 
I'. Lawrence was born January 22. 1885. 

Indubitable family tradition 
HEX DRV which handed down the fact 
that the first member of this 
family to seek the shores of the new world came 
to \'irginia in the early part of the seventeenth 
century, is confirmed by Hotton, in his "Lists of 
Persons of Ouality who went from England to 
the .\merican Plantations 1600-1700,'" wherein 
is given as a passenger in the "Safety," John 
( "irannt, master, from ye port of London, -\u- 1635," one "To: 'Hendry, 24 years. '"_ S" 
far as can be ascertained the records of the 
■Old D(.minion" are silent as to the career ot 
this emigrant— a fact which confirms the fur- 
ther family tradition that he remained but a 
short time' in \'irginia. The next of his de- 
scendants heard of is Thomas Hendry, mer- 
chant in P.urlington. Xew Jersey, in 1730, who 
held the agencv for the ship "Prince \\ illiam, 
plving betVeen that p. .rt and Liverpool and 



Dublin in 1731 (i): ijuricd "Janio, ^em in 
i'lionias and Anni.' Hendry, who departed tlii^ 
Life. Sept. 12. 1731, aged i year 8 days," in 
the graveyard attaclied to the venerable St. 
Mary's Church (2) ; and cluring the following 
year, administered upim the estate of (.)ne 
Thomas I'ettigrew (31. 

ill) John Hendry, who ajjpears to be hi> 
only surviving child, was also a resident of 
llurlington. irle held the office of collector in 
1770. and was among the aldermen and com- 
monalty, 1785-89 (4). He was a pewhokler in 
St. IVIary's Church nearly all his life. It is a 
matter of regret that the maiden name of his 
first wife, the mother of his two distinguished 
sons, is unknown. He married (second), in 
1764, Sarah Lovett, a descendant of Samuel 
Lovett, one of the original settlers of Burling- 
ton, who in 1676 signed "The Concessions and 
-Agreements of the Proprietors, Freeholders, 
and Inhabitants cif the Frovince of West Jer- 
sey in .\nierica." To this "dearly beloved wife" 
and his sons Thomas and Samuel, he bequeath- 
ed his estate by a will proved November 9. 
1807 (51. In the records of St. ]\Iary's Church, 
during the rectorship of Rev. C. H. Wharton. 
U. D., occurs this entry: Oct. 2^^. 1807 "lUiried 
John Hendry, aged 86 years." 

( III ) Thomas Hendry, the elder of his sons, 
born in llurlington, 1747, studied medicine, 
took his degree as a physician, and settled in 
Woodbury, (iloucester county. New Jersev. 
just previous to the revolution. In this strug- 
gle he engaged with all the ardor of a disinter- 
ested patriot. His military record reads thus: 
"Thomas Hendry, surgeon, brigade, militia: 
superintendent liospital. A])ril 3d, 1777: sur- 
geon. Third P>attalion. Gloucester" |6). He 
was taken |)risoner at the battle of Hancock's 
liridge, May 10. 1778. .After the war he re- 
sumed the duties of his profession and became 
a successful and highly popular practitioner. 
Eulogistic biographical notices of him are tfi 
be found in Frowell's "History of Camden 
Comity. New Jersey," |). 239. and in "History 
of Medicine in New Jersey and its Medical 
-Men," by Stephen Wickes, A. M., M. D.. pp. 
283-84. Dr. Hendry married Elizabeth P.(jw- 
man, residing at the time of her marriage in 
New Hanover township, llurlington county. 

(1) "Amerifan Weeklv Meriui-v." .\Iarcli 26 to 
April 1. 17.?1. 

(2) Stillwell's "Historical and General Mi.sccl- 

(.•!) New Jersey Wills, liber S, page 21S. 

(4) Hist. Burlinpton and Mercer cos.. Woodward 
and Hageman. pp. 127-S. 

(5) New .Terspy Wills, liber A, page 201. 

(6) Adj. Gen. Stryker's Work, page .T77. 

.\ew |erse\. Descendants of Dr. Thomas 

1. llowman Hendry. M. D., located in Had- 
doiitield. New Jersey. In volume II, of "Hes- 
ton's .\nnals" we are told that ".V hundred 
years ago (1804) Dr. Bowman Hendry of 
Haddonfield made professional visits through- 
out that county ((Gloucester), riding as far as 
Egg Harbor." In the "Biographical Encyclo- 
paedia of .\ew Jerse)-," p. 393. and in the 
"Histor\- of Camden County," before quoted, 
are to be found highly eulogistic sketches of 
this greatly admired and beloved gentleman. 
Two jiamphlets treating of his life of merits 
as a man and physician have been written : one 
by Isaiah Bryant, M. D,, of Camden, New 
Jersey: the other by Reynell Coates, M. D., of 
the same cit\-. Dr. Ilendrv married Elizabeth 
Duffield. dai'ighter of Chaiies Duffield, M. D., 
of Philadelphia, of the same ancestry with the 
Rev, < ieiirge Duffield, of revolutionarv fame. 
Issue : 

( .\ I Charles Duffield Hendry. .\1. D., l8o<j- 
')!). (iraduate of L"iiiversit\ of Pennsylvania. 
1832. Married Maria M. Mickle, Foraccount 
I if .Mickle family see "Clement's Sketches," pp. 
i3()-48. He was a distinguished physician 
having been one of the organizers of the Cam- 
den Medical Society in 1846. and president, 
1852-53. For a biographical sketch illustrated 
by an engraved portrait see "History of Cam- 
den (.'ounty" before referred to p. 267. Issue: 
(a) Bowman Hendry. M. D., died unmarried, 
.November i, 1904; (b) Joseph, married Clara 
Rogers; (c) .Spencer, married , deceased 

( 11) Bowman Hendry, M. D,. born in Had- 
donfield. 1820-68. Ciraduate of Jefferson Med- 
ical College. Philadel]3hia. Member of Cam- 
den County Medical Society, 1847, president, 
i860. .Served throughout the civil war as sur- 
geon of Si.xth New Jersey Regiment. See 
Prowell's "History Camden County," p. 275. 
.Married, in 1850. Helen .\manda Sarchet, of 
(Gloucester City, who died 1905. One daugh- 
ter survives: (d) Alary AlcCalla Hendry, re- 
siding in (/amden, New Jersey. 

(( I I^lizabeth Hendry, married E]}hraim 
Buck, .M. D., of Philadelijhia. See "Origin. 
History and (jenealogy of the P)Uck Family," 
by (.'ornelius B. Harvey, pj). 37-38. and "His- 
tory <if (iloucester, Salem and Cumberland 
Counties. New Jersey" by Thomas Cushing, 
M. I)., and Charles E. .Shepperd, p. 564. Issue: 
(e) Maria M., married Thomas B. Black; (f ) 
Sarah H., married Robert H. Reeves; (g) 
.Mary 11.: (h) llowman Hendry, married Car- 
oline .\vres; (i) Hannah, married Horace 



Saunders (see "Sharpless Genealogy" p. 1088) : 
( j)Elizabeth; (k) Joseph; (1) Ephraim, mar- 
ried Mary J. W'estcott ; (m) Emily H., 
married Robert J. Brown; (n) Charles H. 

(D) Henrietta Hendry, born in Haddon- 
field. New Jersey. Married, 1807, Joseph Levis 
Shivers. For sketch of Shivers family see 
t'rowell's "History Camden County," p. 275. 
and "Clement's Sketches," p. 251. Issue: (o) 
Isaac, died unmarried; (p) Elizabeth, died un- 
married; (q) William ]\I., married Lucy Car- 
man, issue — (aaa) William Duffield, (bbb) 
Tacey Hendry; (r) Bowman, married Clara 
Moore; (s) Clara Moore; (t) Henrietta Hen- 

(E) .\nna Hendry. (I") Sarah Ik-ndrv. 
(G) Charlotte Hendry. fH) Emily Hendry. 
all died unmarried. 

I. Mary Duffield Hendr}-. married .\n- 
lay McCalla, of Bridgeton. New Jersey, a 
descendant of John McCalla, of the Isle of 
Isla, .Scotland, who having received a grant of 
land from the crown in Northumberland coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania, settled there in 1750. Issue: 
lu) Elizabeth Hendry; (v) William Hollings- 
head ; ( w) Sarah Hendry; (x) Jane Harrison; 
ly) Bowman Hendry, rear-admiral, U. S. N., 
retired ; now residing at .Santa Barbara, Cali- 
fornia. See "Records of Living Officers of 
United States Navy and Marine Corps." by 
Lewis Randolph Hammersley, p. 133. 

Rear-Admiral McCalla on his father's side 
descends from the Dennis. Fithian, Seeley and 
( libhon families, all old settlers of New Jersey, 
and most honorably identified with the cause 
of the colonies in that state, both before and 
during the revolution. Among his ancestors 
were Colonel Ephraim Seeley, who was judge, 
justice, member of the assembly, colonel of 
militia, and extensive landholder ; Alajor .\nlay 
McCalla. afterward spoken of as colonel, of 
the Second Battalion, Cumberland county mili- 
tia, when said battalion was discharged in 
1783; and that devoted patriot, John Gibbon, 
whose death resulted from the cruel treatment 
he received when confined on the prison ship 
in New York during the revolution. Rev. 
Daniel McCalla. the learned, eloquent and fear- 
less cha])lain of the .Second Pennsylvania Bat- 
talion during the revolution, and Colonel .-Xn- 
lay McCalla. who held that rank in the army, 
sent to (|uell the Western Insurrection of 1794, 
were also of this family. Rear-.\dmiral Mc- 
Calla married Elizabeth Hazard Sargent, 
daughter of General Horace Binney Sargent 
and his wife, Elizabeth Little Sweet, both of 
lV)ston. Massachusetts. Issue: fa. a.) Elizabeth 

Sargent, married Lieut. Commander William 
(iardiner Miller, U. S. N., of Richmond, Vir- 
ginia ; ( b.b. ) Mary Hendry, married Lieutenant 
-\rthur Mc.-Vrthur Jr., L-. S. N., of ^Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin, and has issue: (c. c. c.) Arthur Mc- 
.Arthur (3d), (d. d. d. ) Bowman Hendry 
Mc.\rthur; (c. c.) Lily Hazard, married Lieu- 
tenant Dudley Wright, U. S. N. ; (d. d.) Stella 

2. Henrietta Hendry, only daughter of Dr. 
Thomas Hendry, married James S. Ritchie, of 
Philadelphia. Issue: (.\) Robert, commo- 
dore L'. S. .\'.; see work of Lewis Randolph 
H;ininKTsley liefore quoted, p. 464. (B) 
Thomas, a physician. ( C) William. (D) 
Thompson. (E) Bowman. (F) John. (G) 
Alary. (H) Anna. 

3. John Hendry, younger son of Dr. Thomas 

Hendry, married Louisa , and removed 

to Posey county, Indiana. No further infor- 

One Thomas Hendry Jr., of Woodbury, 
.New Jersey, who, there is every reason to sup- 
pose, was a son either of Dr. Thomas Hendry 
or of his son John, served in the L'nited States 
navy. 1811-17, rising from the position of mid- 
shipman to the rank of lieutenant. No further 

Cajnain Samuel Hendry, second son of John 
Hendry, of Burlington, was born in that city 
in 1754. He was among the first to enter the 
revolutionary army, as his military record here 
given indicates: "Ensign, Captain Lawrie's 
company. Second Battalion, First Establish- 
ment. November 27, 1775 ; second lieutenant, 
ditto. Sejitember 5, 1776; second lieutenant. 
Captain .Stout's company. Second Battalion, 
Second Establishment, November 29, 1776; 
first lieutenant. Captain .Anderson's company, 
ditto. February 5. 1777; captain-lieutenant. 
Second Regiment ; captain, ditto, to date July 
5. 1779; discharged at close of the war." The 
foregoing record is from .\djutant-Generai 
Stryker's admirable work, "Officers and Men 
of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War," p. 
81. In Heitman's "Historical Register," it says : 
"Captain Hendry retained in New Jersey Bat- 
talion, .\pril, 1783, and served to 3rd Novem- 
ber. 1783." Captain Hendry also participated 
in the Indian campaign of 1779. He was a 
member of the New Jersey State Society of the 
Cincinnati. As he retired from service perma- 
nently invalided, the remainder of Captain 
Hendry's life was passed very quietly in his 
home at Burlington. Like his father, he was 
a pewholder in St. Mary's Church, and accord- 
ing to the records was interred in the grave- 



yard that surrounds it, October 17, 1823. he 
having (Hed two days before that date. 

Captain liendry was married three times. 
His first wife was Phebe Chandler, of the cele- 
brated Elizabeth (New Jersey) family of that 
name. She died June 22, 1781. The only child 
of this marriage, an infant daughter, is interred 
with Iier in the graveyard of the Plrst Presby- 
terian Church, of Elizabeth, where her tomb- 
stone with its pathetic epitaph is still to be 
seen, in a fine state of preservation. His sec- 
ond wife, whom he married, as entered in the 
Xew Jersey archives, first series, vol. xxii, 
marriage records, p. 178, by license, March 2, 
1785, was Elizabeth .Anderson, an heiress. She 
was sixth in line of descent from Louris Jensen 
( )p Dyke, a native of Holland, who came to New 
.\msterdam before 1653. Her great-grandfather 
was Enoch Anderson, who married Tryntie Op 
Dyke, and gave the land for the church now- 
known as the First Presbyterian Church inTren- 
t<jn. Xew Jersey. Her grandfather was Captain 
John Anderson, a wealthy resident of Maiden- 
head, now called Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 
who was successively assessor, freeholder, con- 
stable and town clerk; (Op Dyke Genealogy, 
pj). 136-82). Her father was the brave Ezekiel, 
who was chosen by Washington to act as one 
of his guides to the camp of the British on the 
night of the "Princeton Surprise," and who 
served in the .Second Regiment New Jersey 
Line, which participated in the siege of York- 
town. ( )n her mother's side this favored lady 
descended from the Combs family of Middle- 
sex, Xew Jersey, which counted among its 
members Captain Jonathan Combs of the rev- 
olutionary army, afterwards judge. John 
Combs was many times a member of the as- 
sembly. Captain Hendry's third wife, to whom 
he was married in St. ^Iary's Church, Burling- 
ton, by Rev. C. H. Wharton, D. D., March 13, 

1806, was Mary daughter of Llewellen, 

and widow of Hughes. She was a 

most estimable, devout woman. 

Descendants of Ca])tain Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Anderson) Hendry. 

(1) John .\nderson Hendry, M. D., 1786 
1834. A man of distinguished appearance, 
noted for the elegance of his manners, and his 
scholarly attainments. He rose to eminence in 
his profession, h'or a sketch of his career see 
"Extracts from Transactions of the Medical 
Society of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 
for 1872," by John Blaine, A. M., M. D. Of 
this society Dr. Hendry was one of the found- 
ers. He afterwards became a member of the 
.Medical Society of the City and County of 

Xew ^'ork. He succeeded iiis father as a 
member of the New Jersey State Society of 
the Cincinnati in 1824. He married, in 1810, 
.\bigail, daughter of Robert Chambers, of 
Trenton, New Jersey, a revolutionary soldier, 
and Francinah, nee Reeder, his wife. The 
branch of the Chambers family from which 
.Mrs. .\bigail Hendr\- came descends from John 
Chambers, who emigrated to Xew Jersey from 
ICdinburgh, Scotland, in the latter part of the 
seventeenth century. Robert Chambers, her 
father, entered the revolutionary army when 
in his eighteenth year, and was with Washing- 
ton in the "march through the Jerseys." Fran- 
cinah Keeder could number among her for- 
bears such Newtown (Long Island) worthies 
as John Lauronson. Ralph Hunt, Thomas Haz- 
ard, Captain Richard Betts, James Way, John 
Burroughs and John Reeder (7). The founder 
of the family in New Jersey was John Reeder 
(2(1), who came to Erring townshiji, then in 
Hunterdon county, early in the eighteenth cen- 
tury. His grandson, John Reeder, married 
Hannah Mershon, and had thirteen children, 
of whom ten married, mostly into the first 
families of the county. Issue : 

( A ) Charles Fox, born in Trenton, New 
Jersey; married, 1845. Ann Frances, daughter 
of John and Elizabeth Kelly, of Pittsburgh, 
I'ennsylvania, a descendant through her 
mother's mother, Bessie Carr, of one of the 
cadet branches of the ancient Scottish house 
of Lothian. Both deceased. Children: (a) 
Mary Ellen, deceased: (b) Elizabeth Carmel, 
member of Quaker City Chapter, Daughters 
American Revolution; (^c) Julia Cody, mar- 
ried Bernardo H. Knight, a descendant of the 
followingpersonages conspicuous for theirhelp- 
fulness in Philadelphia and its vicinity during 
colonial times: Giles Knight ( ist), 1653-1726; 
(i): John Kaighn. 16 — 1724 (2); Tobias 
Leech, 1652-1726 (3) : George Shoemaker, 
1682-17 — (4) : Rynear Tyson, 1659-1745 (5) ; 
Giles Knight 2nd, 1719-1799 (6) ; Bartho- 
lomew Penrose (7) : .\rthur Donaldson, 1734- 
1797 (8). He was also descended from the 

(7) Riker's "Annals of Newtown. Long I.sland." 
l)p. ri6-Sr)-3.'!2-:)73-:i7S-.'!S3. "Genealosy of the Early 
Settlers of Ewing township, Old Hunterdon County. 
New Jersey." by Miss Hannali L. Cooley, pp. 28-206. 

(1) "A History of the Townships of Byberry and 
Moreland in Pennsylvania," by Joseph C. Martin- 
dale, M. D.; revised edition by Albert W. Dudley. 
B. S.. pp. 317 to 336. 

(3) "Sketches of the First Kmigrant Settlers in 
Newton Township. Old Gloucester County. West 
New Jersey," bv John Clement, pp. 149 to 157. 

(3-4-5-7) "Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family of 
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania," by Benjamin Shoe- 
maker; pp. 8-11-12-13-261-405-06. 

(8) "Pennsylvania Archives," 2d Series, vol. iii, 
p. 55. 



same woman as Betty Ross, Sarah Griscom 
Kaighn. and is trebly connected otherwise with 
Iier ; and from James Estangh (2), brother-in- 
law to Elizabeth Haddon. His mother, whose 
maiden name was Ann Catherine Hoff, de- 
scends from a Swedish baron, who was at one 
time governor of a province. His father was 
Dr. Isaac Donaldson Knight. V. S. A., whose 
career both as a civilian and surgeon in the 
army during the civil war is worthy of the 
highest praise. Issue: (a. a.) Anna F. Hen- 
dry, member of Quaker City Chapter, Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, and Dames 
of the Loyal Legion : (b. b. ) Paul Hendry, de- 
ceased : (c. c. ) Maria Immaculata, member of 
(jeneral Muhlenberg Chapter, Children of the 
.American Revolution, and Order Dames of the 
L<iyal Legion: ( d. d. ) Bernardo Hoff, mem- 
ber (if < ieneral Muhlenberg Chapter, Children 
of the American Revolution : ( e. e. ) Isaac 
Donaldson, deceased ; ( f. f. ) Julia Catherine, 
deceased ( g. g. ) John Ezekiel Anderson, mem- 
ber of (ieneral Muhlenberg Chapter, Children 
of the .American Revolution. (^d) Edwin 
Chambers, deceased. (e) Paul Augustine, 
member of New Jersey State Society of the 
Cincinnati ; of Pennsylvania Society, Sons of 
the Revolution : of N'eteran Corps, First Regi- 
ment, National Guard, Pennsylvania. 

(B) Mary Frances Pratt, married Asli1)el 
S. Thompson. No issue. 

( C ) \Villiam Wallace, married Sarah Over- 
man, whiim he ])redeceased. No surviving 

(D) Juliet Lucretia, married Isaac I'.. .Muiui. 
of a highly respectable famil_\- of Chatham. 
Alorris county, New Jersey ( see "History 
Essex Comity, New Jersey," page 275. Issue : 
( f ) Mary Hendry, married Charles O. Mc- 
Cord, who died in Brooklyn, New York, No 
vember i, 1880: child, .\nnie Jane Dickson, 
married Lindley Haines Eastburn, deceased : 
child, .\nnie, died in infancy: (g) Sarah Hen- 
dry, married John M. Hewitt, deceased: (h) 
Juliet Lucretia. married Edwin Clark Jr. : 
child. Edith, married Arthur van Buskirk, 
memlier of the bar of Hackensack, New Jer- 
sey I see "History of Bergen Coinitv, .Vcw Jer- 
sey," b\ J. M. \'an \ alon. page ,^,^7 ) : child. 

(E) Elizabeth, died in early childhodd. 

(F) John Anderson, deceased: married 
Sarah West Rulon. daughter of John and .\nn 
(I'lUrr) Rulon. Mrs. Hendry descends from 
the Ivulon. I'urr, Thorn. West and Mawleverer 
families, the latter traciiitr their ancestry back 

to Etlward HI. of England (see "The Rulon 
Family and Their Descendants," by John C. 
Rulon, pp. 13-27; ".-\ History of the Burr 
I'^amily," by Charles Burr Todd, edition, 1902 : 
"The Thorn Genealogy," vol. i, p. 177; and 
the Mawleverer Chart). Issue: (i) \\'illiam, 
died in childhood: ( j ) Mary F., died in child- 
hood: (k) Emma i,ouisa, deceased, 1908; (1) 
.Annie Rulon, married William W. Cooper, 
deceased, a descendant of William Cooper, of 
Cooper's Point, New Jersey (see "William 
Coojjer of Cireenfield, Woodbury, New Jer- 
sey, and his Cooper Ancestry," by Howard Al. 
Coo])er, and Prowell's "History Camden Coun- 
ty." pp. 404-15): issue: J. West Rulon and 
Horace, members of the Pennsylvania Society. 
.Sons of the Revolution: Edwin Augustus, de- 
ceased; married Mary Anna Browning (see 
"(ienealogy of the Brownings in America from 
i'i2i to 1908." by Edward Franklin Brownmg. 
]). 428) : issue: Clifford .Archer, died in child- 
linod. and Marguerite, died in infancy: (m) 
l-^allie West, died in childhood. 

((i) .Abbie .\lmira, deceased: unmarried. 

(Ill Edwin Augustus, deceased : married 
( tirst ) Annie Jane Dickson, who died May (\ 
1852 ; child. Annie Jane Dickson, died in child- 
hood : luarried (second) Sarah Runkle, daugh- 
ter of John Jacob and Matilda ( Runkle ) Burke, 
of Easton. Penn.sylvania. Mrs. Hendry ile 
scends through her father from Le Sieur Jean 
|ac(|nes Egernian. Alsace, 1590-1660. a cap- 
t.iin lieutenant in the "Thirty Year's War," and 
through her mother from the Earls of Isen- 
lierg. Runkle and \\ ied. ( ieriuany (see "The 
.\ncestry of Alarguerite and John Egeman." 
by John ligerman. V. Z. S., F. G. S. H., and 
"The Runkle I'amily," by FJenjamin A'an D. 
[•"isher, p. 132). Mrs. Hendry died in 1867; 
child, John Burke, a lawyer, practicing in Lon- 
don, luigland. 

( I ) Hannah I'.lizabeth. deceased ; marrietl 
Isaac I!. r)enners, deceased. Issue: Henry 
( hambers. deceased ; .Abbie, died in childhood : 
William, deceased: Edwin Hendry, married 
Lilian, daughter of Henry Harding Edwards 
and Mary ( \'an Cleve) Edwards. Mr. Ben- 
ners is president of the Crown Castings Coni- 
|iany. Xew N'ork City. Issue: Ethel Hendry. 
Royal Whitman. Walter Scott and Edwin Ben- 

(2) I'eter I'erne Hendry married Rhoda 
Cook, of Trenton. Xew Jersey. P>oth deceased. 
Issue: (a) Mar\- Elizabeth, born 1812. died 
1S86: married William t^ornell. both deceased. 
Issue: I'jiwin I lenr\-. deceased, married Hen 



rietta Kiilj^way : cliild. IJclcn, married Jacob 
M. IJaer, cliild, .Mildred; Aiigcline. married A. 
tlimiboldt ( iarber. deceased, children, Edwin 
and Ida; Henrietta, married Arthur Sterling, 
child, Helen; Mary L., married Joseph H. 
I'arvin, child. May. (b) Angeline, born 1814, 
died 1878; married llenjamin Holmes van 
.Schaick ; both decea.sed ; no issue. ( c ) Theo- 
iliire .\nderson, born 1820, died 18^3; married 
Susanna, (laughter of Jose])h and P^Iizabetli Cox, 
■ if Trenton. New Jersey; issue; Helen, married 

riiomas L'. .Stokes, child, Eilwin I. Stokes ; 

riieodore Anderson, deceased, married Mary 
Lanniug; children; Herbert; Evelyn, married 
Herbert .Schotl, child, Herbert; Susie; Helen, 
(d) Enc>cli, married Mary Shertz, both de- 
ceased. Issue; William, deceased, married 
l£lizabeth Wallace ; Ida, married Anthony 1". 
Iirvin ; issue; Edwin Hendry, married Helen 
.Xagle and had children; Frazier, Edwin, 
1 larold, Ruth Iilizabeth ; Itlanche I^stelle, mar- 
ried John Anderson and had children; Eliza- 
beth," Dorothy, William 1". ; Harriet Estelle, 
married Joseph McKiznon; issue; Clayton 
Hendry and Horace .Stanley; PVank I'^erne, 
married X'irginia Gilmore ; child, Ida, married 
J. C. Adair; children; Warren and Norman. 
Children of Captain Samuel Hendry and 
.Mary Hughes ( Llewellen ) Hendry, his wife; 

1. Mary, born 1807, died 1839 ; married Rev 
Levin M. I'rettyman, of Georgetown, Dela- 
ware, a gifted, zealous and faithful minister of 
the Methodist E])iscopal church. Issue; Mar\- 
.Matilda, married William 1 1. Ridgaway, a prom- 
inent and highly esteemed citizen of Dover, 
Delaware, who descends from early settlers of 
the state, and whose merits are set forth in a 
highly api)reciative manner in the "Biographical 
and (lenealogical History of Delaware," pp. 
X07-09 ; children; Mary Hendry, married the 
Rev. .Albert I'. Lasher, of I'ennington, New 
Jersey, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal 
cliurch, and had children ; Charles Wilbur, 
married Augusta J. Borden, of Jacobstown, 
N'cw Jersey, and Frank Hickman; Charles 
Bascom. a graduate of Dickinson College ; for 
many years a teacher in California; at ]jresent 
a member of the faculty of Wyoming College ; 
married .\nna Chandler, of Cambridge. Massa- 
chusetts ; Wilbur J., married Estelle Wood, of 
Roselle Fark. New Jersey; child, L'lara ; .\nna 
Clara, married James Hazel, of Dover, Dela- 
ware, no issue. Caroline, died in infancy. 
.\nna L., died in infancy. Lawrence D., died 
in infancy. 

2. Elizabeth, clied unmarried, in middle age 

llenjamin Jijne^, the earliot mem- 
JONES ber of thi^ family concerning 
whom there is no controversy, 
was born in Chester county, Fennsylvania, No- 
vember 7, 1767, and died May 10, 1849. ''^^" 
cording to some authorities he was son of Jo- 
seph and .-\m\- (Cock) Jones, who was born 
near the Concord monthly meeting, in Chester 
county, Pennsylvania, 5 mo. 14, 1759, and 
according to another authority e(|ually good liis 
father was Benjamin Jones, who married Han- 
nah, daughter (if William and Rachel (New- 
lin ) Walter, who was born January 28, 1743, 
and died A]iril 2'^. 1791. After her first hus- 
band's death she married (second ) a Mr. Reed, 
by whom she had five daughters. Children of 
Benjamin and Hannah (Walter) Jones; Will- 
iam, married Mary Leedom ; Benjamin, re- 
ferred to above and Iielow. 

(II) lienjamin (2), son of Benjamin (i) 
and Hannah (Walter) Jones, born Noveml>er 
7, 17(17, died May 10, 1849, was an iron founder 
and the owner of a number of furnaces in 
different parts of the country, one at Wor- 
cester, Maryland, another in Somerset county, 
I'emisylvania, and still a third, perhaps the 
most celebrated of them all, at Hanover, New 
Jersey, where Mr. Jones manufactured cannon 
for use in the war of 18 12, and in connection 
with which he established the "'gun road" from 
Hanover to .Sandy Hook. He was also inter- 
ested and instrumental in the construction of 
the railroad from Kinkora to New Lisbon. He 
married (first), May 18. 1797, Rebecca Moore, 
born April 16. 1778. died .\ugust 2", 1802; 
(second). June 6. 1805, Mary, born November 
18, 1778, died March 3, 1839. daughter of 
Samuel antl Sarah (Stretch) Howell. Chil- 
dren, three by first wife; I. William, born 
May 29, 1798; died June 29. 1798. 2. Walter 
Moore, born June 14, 1799; died .\ugust 15, 
1823; married Maria Holton. 3. Andrew 
Moore, born July 13, 1801 ; died January, 1885; 
married Caroline I'.onsall: no children. 4. 
Ann Emlen, born July 21, 1806; died No- 
vember r, 1883; married Anthony Saunders 
Morris. 3. W'illiam Howell, born .April 16, 
1808; died .September 2, 1819; unmarried. 6. 
.Margaretta Howell, born December 19. 1809; 
married John Madison Taylor. 7. Richard, 
referred to below. 8. Mary Reveridge, born 
I'^ebruary 18, 1814; died October 26. 1887; 
married Samuel H. Tobey. 9. .Harriet, born 
March 17. 1816; died January 2. 1835; un- 
married. 10. .Samuel Howell, born June 30. 
1818; died January 27, 1883; married (first) 



Lydia H. Bishop, uf Medford, New Jersey; 
(second) Kate Jacob, of Louisville, Kentucky. 
1 1. Benjamin Walter, born June 2Q, 1821 : died 
December 15. 1883: married Harriet W. Davis. 

( III) Richard, son of Benjamin and Mary 
( I lowell) Jones, was born in Burlington coun- 
ty. New Jersey, February 21. 1812, and died 
October 29, 1890. Like his father he was an 
iron founder, and owned the furnaces at Han- 
over. New Jersey, which he continued with 
his brother, Samuel Howell Jones, under the 
firm name R. & S. H. Jones. About 1850 Mr. 
Jones went to Newark. New Jersey, where he 
organized the New Jersey Zinc Works, and 
owing to the fact of his uncle William's having 
been a member of the first board of directors 
of the Mercantile Library of I'hiladelphia, on 
which he served for five years, he became very 
much interested in the Newark Library Asso- 
ciation, which was being organized and incor- 
porated at that time, and became one of the 
first stockholders of the corporation. Tn 1853 
he went to I'lorence, New Jersey, where he 
established an iron furnace which he operated 
until 18^14, when he retired from active pur- 
suits and spent the remainder of his life partly 
at Mount Holly, New Jersey, and partly in 
Philadel])hia. Mr. Jones married (first) Susan 
Gibbs, (second), on June 2, 1841. Alice Wood- 
mansie Davis, of Chesterfield, New Jersey. 
Children, two by first wife: i. Joseph Gibbs, 
married Christine Kellog. 2. Benjamin, re- 
ferred to below. 3. Ivins Davis, died unmar- 
ried ; became captain of Company C, First New 
Jersey \'olunteer Infantry, and afterward 
major of First New Jersey \'olunteer Cavalry, 
and served during the civil war. 4. .Alice, mar- 
ried Cyril Monier Williams. 5. Mary Howell. 
6. .Susan Emlen, married (first) Mortimer 
Oldham Heath, of England; (second) George 
W. Carpenter. 7. Richard Jones, married Eliz- 
abeth Brightly. 

(IN) Benjamin, son of Richard and Susan 
((iibbs) Jones, was born in Hanover, New- 
Jersey, in 1828, and died in Pemberton, Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, October 6, 1899. 
.After receiving a good education in the public 
schools of Hanover he entered and graduated 
from the Gibbs school at Plattsburg, New Jer- 
sey, after which he became associated with 
his father in the conduct of the latter's iron 
furnace in Florence. New Jersey, where he 
continuetl in business for several years, after 
which he turned his attention to school teach- 
ing, which became the chief occupation of the 
remainder of his life, and for manv vears he 

was one of the most prominent men in the 
educational field of Burlington county. He 
did not specially identify himself with any 
ecclesiastical organization, although his own 
tastes and ancestral affiliations inclined him 
strongly to the Society of Friends. About 
1859 Mr. Jones married Mary Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William Carroll, of Juliustovvn, New 
Jersey. Children; i. Susan, now dead. 2. 
William Carroll, referred to below. 3. Lillie, 
married George West, superintendent of an 
electrical construction company in Fairhaven, 
N'ermont: child, ^lary Elizabeth West. 4. An- 
drew, an employee of Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company ; lives in Pemberton, New Jersey ; 
married .Amy Emmons ; children ; Inez, Paul 
and Oscar. 5. .Alice, married Charles Wills, 
of Mncentown, New Jersey. 6. Elizabeth, 
now dead. 7. .Arthur, married .Annie Wells, of 
Pemberton ; lives in Camden, New Jersey; one 
child, Barclay Jones. 8. Mary, married Oscar 
-Ayres, of Freehold, New Jersey. 9. Horace, 
now dead. 10. Rebecca, married Roy Rue, 
of Hightstown, New Jersey; one son, Oscar 
Rue. II. Martha, now dead. 

(\') William Carroll, son of Benjamin and 
Mary Elizabeth (Carroll) Jones, was born in 
Hanover, New Jersey, October 10, 1862, and 
is now living in New Egypt, Ocean county. 
New Jersey. He received his early education 
in the high school at Pemberton. and in 1878, 
when sixteen years of age, obtained a position 
in the drug store of J. Harley Compton, in 
New Egypt, where he remained for the ensu- 
ing ten years, taking, at the same time the 
regular courses of the Philadelphia College of 
Pharmac)-, from which he graduated in 1888 
with the degree of Ph. G. Shortly after his 
graduation he obtained a position as phar- 
macist and clerk in the drug store of E. B. 
Jones, of Mount Holly, with whom he con- 
tinued until 1895, when he returned to New- 
Egypt and bought up the business of his former 
employer. Air. J. Harley Compton. Since that-, 
time Mr. Jones has been the proprietor of thatr*. 
establishment, and although it is one of the 
largest businesses of its kind in that portion 
of the state, it comprises in reality only a small 
portion of the business interests of which Mr. 
Jones is the head. In 1906 he organized the 
Jones Break-up Company, a corporation organ- 
ized under the laws of the state of New Jersey 
for the manufacture of druggists' specialties 
and proprietary remedies. Of this company 
Mr. Jones is president and active managing 
head. Besides these business intere.sts Mr. 



Junes has been closely identified with many of 
the best corporations and institutions of New 
Egypt. He is the one who was mainly respon- 
sible for the organization of the First National 
Rank of New Egy])t in 1906, and he is now 
vice-president of the institution. He is also a 
director and the treasurer of the New Egypt 
Water Company, as well as treasurer of the 
X'illage Improvement Association, of which 
he was one of the most prominent organizers. 
He is a firm believer in the benefits of fraternal 
organizations, and is an enthusiastic member 
of several, among them the Masons, Golden 
Eagle, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and 
Junior Order of American Mechanics. Al- 
though he was brought up under the influence 
of the Society of Friends, he has for many 
years been a faithful and consistent member 
of the Methodist Episcopal church, and is 
president of the board of trustees of that de- 
nomination in New Egypt, which he also served 
for eleven years as secretary of its Sunday 

January i, 1887, ^^r. Jones married Louisa 
C, daughter of William and Charlotte L. 
(Miller) Holzbaur, of New Egypt, whose 
father is a native of Germany and emigrated 
to this country, landing in 1854 in New York 
City, where for a time he worked at his trade 
of shoe-making, removing in a few years to 
Piordentown. and shortly afterward to Colum- 
bus, New Jersey. He settled in 1866 perma- 
nently at New Egypt, where he still, as he has 
for many years past, conducts his business as 
proprietor of a variety store in connection with 
general shoe repairing. He married, in Colum- 
bus, New Jersey. Charlotte L. Miller (or 
Mueller). Children: Francis, Hannah, Char- 
lotte, Margaret, Louisa, William and Sarah 
Holzbaur. Mr. Holzbaur is son of Christopher 
and Elizabeth Holzbaur, whose children were: 
Jacob, Rose, Casper, William, referred to 
above, and Riker Holzbaur. Child of William 
Carroll and Louisa C. (Holzbaur) Jones: 
Harley Roscoe, referred to below. 

(VT) Harley Roscoe Jones, born in New 
Egypt, New Jersey, April 2, 1888, was edu- 
cated in a private school of that town, after 
which he went to the Mount Holly high school, 
from which he graduated in 1905. Since 1907 
_he has been connected with the Corn Exchange 
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for a shorter 
while has been engaged with the Interstate 
Instructional Banking School. He is also trea.s- 
iirir of the Jones Break-up Company. 

(For i>iececling sreneratinn.-; .st-f Matthia.'i Cmwii] li. 

(Vll) Joseph Albert Cor win, 
CORWIN son of William and Martha 
(Vance) Corwin, was born in 
Sparta, New Jersey, May 17, 1810. He grad- 
uated from Yale Medical College, 1835, and 
throughout his active career was a noted phy- 
sician and surgeon, practicing his profession 
at I'.elleville, New Jersey, from 1837 to 1850, 
and at Newark, New Jersey, from 1850 until 
1880. 1 le was a member of the Newark Board 
of Education, and warden of Christ Episcopal 
Church, Newark. He married (first) Tar- 
(|uina Kenney; (second), September 18, 1856, 
Emma Whybrew, born in Newark, New Jer- 
sey, July 29, 1831, daughter of Samuel A. "and 
(Ward) Baldwin, of Newark, grand- 
daughter of Nehemiah and Rhoda Baldwin, of 
Newark, and a descendant of Lieutenant Ail- 
ing, of Newark, New Jersey, who was a 
nnnute-nian in the war of the revolution. Chil- 
dren of Nehemiah and Rhoda Baldwin: Sam- 
uel .\., Amarintha and George W'. Baldwin. 
Children of first wife: i. Francis Nicholas 
West, born July 4, 1840: married (first) 
Louisa Westervelt ; (second) Sarah E. Condit. 
2. William Albert, born March 12, 1843; stud- 
ied medicine; became a surgeon in United 
States navy in 1871, and remained in service 
to his death at Panama from yellow fever in 
1887. 3. Charles l^^rederick, born July 25, 
1843. 4- ^lary Garette, born February 14, 
1850: died September 9. 1851. Children of 
second wife: 5. Theodore Wellington, see for- 
ward. 6. Harry Clifl^ord, born 1859; died in 
his second year. 7. Robert Lowell, born 1870; 
employed in pension office at Washington, 
D. C. 8. Joseph Wilmer. born 1871 ; resides 
in Orange. New Jersey ; conducts a wholesale 
paper business in New York City. 

(VHI) Theodore Wellington, eldest child 
of Joseph Albert and Emma Whybrew (Bald- 
win ) Corwin, was born in Newark, New Jer- 
sey, June I, 1857. He was educated at the pri- 
vate school of Professor Shier, and later stud- 
ied medicine in his father's office. For three 
years he jnirsued a course of lectures at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of New 
York City (medical department. Columbia 
College), and was graduated with honors, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1879, when he received a prize 
awarded for general proficiency. He at once 
entered Charity (now called the City) Hos- 
pital of New York City, and received the hos- 
pital diploma October i, 1880, having served as 
interne for eighteen months. He then engaged 



ill general jiractice in Newark, making a spe- 
cialty uf <liseases of the nose, throat and lungs, 
in which branches he achieved success and re- 
nown, becoming one of the leading local au- 
thorities, his opinions being sought by many 
from far and near. He also became connected 
with the Hospital of St. Barnabas. Newark. 
serving in the capacity of e.xterne. In 1886 he 
was ap])ointed visiting physician to the same. 
Jn 1887 he became connected with St. ^Michael's 
llospital. Newark, and in 1890 established a 
clinic for treatment of diseases of the nose and 
throat. This has since steadily grown in ini- 
j)ortaiice and favor. In 1900 Dr. Corwin re- 
liiu|uishcd general practice and limited his 
practice to diseases of the nose, throat and 
lungs. He is a member of tlie .\mericaii Med- 
ical .Association, and its .state and county 
branches: the New York .\cademy of Medi- 
cine : .American Laryngological. Otological and 
Rhinological Society ; .National .-Vssociation for 
.^tudy and Prevention of Tuberculosis; New 
Jersey .State Association for I'revention and 
Relief of Tuberculosis ; Newark Medical and 
.Surgical Society ; Esse.x County Medical Soci- 
ety ; Practitioners' Club of New ark. and other 
medical bodies. He is a member of the .\meri- 
can I'ublic Health .Association and New Jer- 
se\- Sanitary .Association. North End Club, 
.Xorthern Republican Club. Wednesday (liter- 
ar\- ) Club, F'orest Hill Literary Society, Young 
.Men's Christian .Association, and was formerly 
connected with the Golden Star Fraternity and 
Knights of Honor. He is a member of the 
lioard of Trade, Newark, and has served as 
commissioner of public health, city of Newark. 
since January, 1909. He is a member and 
junior warden of St. James Church (Prot- 
estant Episcopal) of Newark, Both he and 
Mrs. Corwin are actively interested in many 
philanthro])ic and charitable associations. 

!)r. Corwin married, at Rorchester, New 
^ (irk. July 2. 1891, Lillian E.. born at (_ireece, 
.\'ew York, now Rochester, January 4, i860, 
daughter of Delafield and Eugenia E. (Put- 
nam ) Whiting, the former of whom was lieu- 
tenant in L'nited States army ; he was a mem- 
ber of the New A'ork National (iuard. and 
later was connected witli the civil department 
lit Rcichester. New York, in charge of poor 
house. Children of Lieutenant Whiting: Dela- 
t^eld Jr.. W'ilHs P., Bertha, Lillian E. (Mrs. 
t'orwin): another child, who dieil in infancy. 
C'liildreii of Dr. and Airs. Corwin: 1. Emma 
Eugenia, born May 22. 1892 ; educated in New- 
ark jHiblic schools and Newark high (or ]'>ar- 
riiiger) school, graduating therefrom in I<K)<^ 

2. Ruth Backus, born .\ugust 8, 1893 ; edu- 
cated in Newark public school, entered high 
school, and after one year entered Blair .Acad- 
emy at lilairstown. New Jersey. 


J lenr\- W'iese, the first of the line 
V.SV. herein treated of whom we have 

information, came to this country 
from (jermany and located in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, where he became an importer 
of wall papers, with store on Chestnut street. 
He was a public-spirited citizen, as are most 
of the emigrants from Germany, ready and 
willing to conform to the laws of their adopted 
country and willing, if necessary, to lay down 
their lives for its honor. He married and was 
the father of twelve children, two of whom 
attained years of maturity, namely : Edward 
and FYederick (ieorge. Edward was born 
about 1832, was sent to Germany and educated 
at W ittenburg. becoming a celebrated linguist ; 
he returned to the United States and was a 
prcuninent educator for many years: after a 
separatiim of thirty-eight years the brothers 
met. The mother of these children, Rosine 
W'iese. died at the birth of Frederick George, 
and Henry W iese removed to New Orleans, 
Louisiana, where he married again and en- 
gaged in business, continuing with marked suc- 
cess until 1849, when the gold fever broke out 
and he started for California but died em the 

(II) Frederick George, son t)f Flenry and 
Rosine W'iese, was born in Philadelphia. Penn- 
sylvania, F'ebruary 9, 1840, his mother dying 
at his birth as aforementioned. He was adopt- 
ed by F. L. .Albrecht, a prominent piano manu- 
facturer of his day, whose place of business 
was at the corner of Third street and Apple 
alley. Philadelphia: Mr. .Albrecht was the in- 
\entor. jiatentee and manufacturer of the cele- 
brated iron tuning board now' used in all 
])ianos : Mr. .Albrecht died .suddenly of heart 
trouble when Frederick G. W'iese was three 
years of age, and he was then reared by Airs. 
.Albrecht. who in 1845-46 came to Borden- 
town. New Jersey. Airs. .Albrecht gave young 
W'iese an excellent practical education. an<i 
u])0ii attaining years of maturity he well re- 
paid her for her care and kindness to him by 
looking carefully after her welfare, she spend- 
ing her last years at his home, where her de- 
mise occurred. When fifteen years of age, 
Frederick G. W iese entered a general mercan- 
tile store as clerk, and four years later engaged 
in the dry goods and trimming business, w'hich 
he ci.inducted successfully until 1890. when he 



sdld out, and in lcS(JS tngaged in the real estate 
and insurance business, wliicli lie has followed 
to the ])resent time ( 1909), attaining a large 
degree of success as a result of his enterprise 
and sagacity. In 1870 ^Ir. W'iese erectetl the 
lirick block where the ISordentown post-office 
now stands, in 1885, at the first election of 
drover L'ieveland as president, Mr. Wiese was 
appointed postmaster of ISordentown, serving 
through that administration, and was again ap- 
])ointed on President Cleveland's second elec- 
tion, discharging the duties thereof to the ])er- 
fect satisfaction of all concerned. He served 
three years as a member of the common coun- 
cil and two years as president. He is a Demo- 
crat in politics, advancing the interests of his 
]iarty at every ojiportunity. Probably as an 
active member of the Masonic fraternity Mr 
W'iese is best known throughout the state and 
comitry. In 1861 his petition was ]M"esented 
for membership in Mt. Moriah Podge. P'ree 
and .Vccejited Alasons, in which order he has 
passed through all the chairs and is past mas- 
ter. He was one of the founders and first liigh 
priest of Mt. Moriah Chapter, Royal .\rch 
.Masons. He was high priest of the Grand 
Cha])ter of .\ew jersey in 1875, and has held 
the office of grand treasurer of the ( irand 
Chapter continuously since 1 88 1. Pie was one 
of the organizers of Ivanhoe Commandery. 
Knights Tem]ilar, Xo. 11. of Itordentown, and 
was its first eminent commander. He was 
grand commander of the (irand Commandery 
of Xew Jersey in 1876, and has served as grand 
treasurer of the (jrand Commandery since De- 
cember 7. 1880, a period of almost thirty suc- 
cessive years. He tot)k the consistory degree> 
to the thirty-second in the Masonic Temple, 
Philadelphia, in 1867. but resigned and joined 
h'ycelsior Podge. Su])reme Princes of the 
Royal Secret, at Camden. Xew Jersey. He 
was a charter member of Pu Pu Temple. \n- 
cient .Xrabic ( )rder .Xobles of the Mystic 
Shrine, of i'hiladelphia, but changed his mem- 
bership and was a charter member of Cres- 
cent Temple of Trenton, Xew Jersey. He is 
aPo a member of Podge Xo. 16, lndei)endent 
< )rder of ( )(ld Fellows, and past chief patriarch 
of Chosen I'riends Encampment, No. 6. 

Mr. W'iese married (first), February 4. 
1862. Susan M. Hamilton, daughter of James 
Hamilton, of 'Prenton, Xew Jersey. .She died 
June _^o. 1904. .Mr. W'iese married (second) 
.Vovember <). 1907. Mrs. Emma A. Williams, 
daughter of Israel Riggins. of Cape May coun- 
ty. Xew Jersey. Children of first wife: 1. 
II. I'.rnsoii. born January iX. 186^^. attcnrled 

the ISordentown Collegiate Institute, is a civil 
engineer, having been in the employ of the 
Pennsylvania railroad for many years, becom- 
ing supervisor of the Parksburg division, and 
is now (1909) superintendent of the Parks- 
burg Iron Company; he married .\mi Macal- 
tioner, of W'oodstown. .\'ew Jersey; they have 
one child. Joseph P'rederick. 2. Pouis W., born 
December" 8. 1865. attended the schools of 
ilordentown. learned the trade of printer and 
has an oflice in iJordentovvn. 

Strange as it may seem, the 
l!,\k Tk \.M (Juaker City, as Philadelphia 
has been called, was the resi- 
dence of comparatively few Quakers, most of 
the disciples of George P^o.x settling in the 
country round about, and leaving the city to 
Ije occujiied by men of many religious convic- 
tions, among them even Roman Catholics. This 
was due in part to the fact that the only 
Cluakers in William Penn's family were him- 
self and his wife, all his children returning to 
ihc Church of PIngland, and in conse(|uence 
giving a churchly tone to their proprietary 
government. Tliis led to the Quakers seek- 
ing isolation in the country round about, and 
among the little party of Derbyshire Quakers 
who settled at Darby, Chester county, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1682 or 1683, was the founder of 
ihe family at present under consideration. 

( I ) John, son of Richard Bartram, of Derbv- 
shirc, England, was born in .\shbourne, Eng- 
land, and died in Darby, Pennsylvania, May 1. 
i'kj7. With his wife and four chililren he 
came to Pennsylvania, where he became actix'e 
and influential in the religious and social afl'airs 
of that day, co-operating early in the organ- 
ization of the monthly meeting at Darby. He 
settled on the western side of Darby creek, 
just above the present village of Darby, where 
was surveyed to him .\ugust 30, 1O85, three 
hundred acres of land, ])ortions of which tract 
are still in the possession of certain of his de- 
scendants. In 1689 he was a member of the 
Pennsylvania assembly from Chester county. 
His wife Elizabeth survi\ed him many years, 
dying September 4. 1723. Children: John, 
died yoimg. .\ugust 14. 1692 ; Isaac, died .March 
10. 1707. unmarried; William, referred to 
below; Mary, married John Wood; Elizabeth, 
born July 8, 1684, married John Cartlige. 

(II) \\'illiani. son of John and Elizabeth 
I'.artram. was born in .\shbourne. England. 
;md brought over to Petmsylvania by his par- 
ents about 1^183. He was a man of ability and 
intbu'iice, being chosen in 1708 a member of 


the i)rovincial assembly, lie married (tirstj, 
May 22, 1696, Elizabeth, who died October 21, 
1701, daughter of James Iliiiit.of Kingsessing; 
(second), in 1707, Elizabeth, born March 17, 
1689, daughter of William and Elizabeth Smith ; 
in 171 5, after her husband's death, she mar- 
ried (second) John Smith, of Burlington, New- 
Jersey. Children, two by each wife: i. John, 
referred to below. 2. James, born October 6, 
1701 : married, September 30, 1725, Elizabeth, 
<laughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Mayes) 
.Maris (see Maris), and whose daughter Mary, 
born November 12, 1727, died December 16, 
1750. married, November 21. 1747, Isaac 
liowell. and their daughter Eliza became the 
wife of Jolin Bartram ( I\' ), referred to below. 
3. F^lizabeth, born February 10, 1709; died 
January 15. 1732; imniarried. 4. \\'illiam, 
born June 3. 171 1 ; died about 1770; married 
Elizabeth (Locke) Smith, and removed to the 
vicinity of Cape Fear, North Carolina. 

(Ill) John (2), .son of William and Eliza- 
beth ( 1 lunt ) Bartram. was born May 23, 1699, 
iind died .September 22, 1777. He was one of 
the most remarkable men of his time, and it 
slundd be noted that the date of his birth as 
given by almost all the leading authorities, 
namely, March jt,. i(i<)c). is incorrect, as the 
record of the Darby monthly meeting, "23 
Third Month \(v)C)," is according to the olcl 
style calendar, by which the year is reckoned 
from March instead of January. 

liorn during the infancy of the colony estab- 
h.'-hcd by I'emi, John Bartram was, it is need- 
less tn say, surrounded by conditions which 
held the minds of most men to the material 
things of life. He was. however, essentially 
a student, and developed at an early age a 
propensity for scientific investigation, rather 
out of place at such a time. In spite of lack 
of educational advantages he became familiar 
with l.;\tin and (ireek atid the natural sciences ; 
lint lie was pre-eininently a student of nature, 
.uid one of his sons, \\illiani Bartram Jr., 
himself an eminent botanist, thus comments 
upon his father's tastes and inclination ; "While 
engaged in plowing his fields and mowing his 
meadows, his inquisitive eye and mind were 
frequently exercised in the conteinplation of 
\egetahles. the beauty and harmony displayed 
in their mechanism, the admirable svstem of 
order which the great .Author of tlic universe 
has established throughout their various tribes, 
and the e(|u.dly wonderful powers of their 
gener.iticin. the progress of their growth, and 
the various stages of their maturitv and ]ier- 

His investigations and discoveries led to the 
establishment of his fame as the first great 
botanist in America ; indeed, as has been said, 
he was the first Anglo-.\merican who conceived 
the idea on instituting a botanic garden for the 
reception and cultivation of the various vege- 
tables native to the country, as well as e.xotics. 
.At sheriff's sale. Sejitember 30, 1728, he pur- 
chased in what was then known as Kingsessing, 
rhila<Iel])hia county, now within the city of 
Philadelphia, but at that time about three miles 
below the old city, a tract of land famous for 
a century and three-c|uarters as "Bartram's 
( iarden. " 1 lere with his own hands he erected 
of hewn stone the structure still standing, 
where he resided until his death, and occupied 
for many years thereafter by his descendants. 
It is now the proiierty of the city of Philadel- 
I)hia. Thrt)ughout the lives of John Bartram. 
and of his sons, William and John Bartram Jr., 
who succeeded him in the occupancy of the 
|)lace and in devotion to botanical research. 
"Bartram's Garden" was ever a noted resort 
for those visiting Philadelphia, and indeed to 
1 'hiladel]ihians themselves. Its fame was world- 
wide, Bartram being recognized as, to quote 
the words of the celebrated Linnaeus, "the 
{greatest natural botanist in the world." 

John Bartram was one of the most noted 
travellers of his time, when journeys, as a rule, 
were only undertaken for compulsory reasons, 
owing to the disadvantages incident to touring 
at that ])rimitive period. As his son tells us, 
"he began his travels at his own expense. His 
various excursions rewarded his labours with the 
])ossession of a great variety of new, beautiful 
and useful trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. 
His garden at length attracting the visits and 
notice of many virtuous and ingenious persons, 
he was encouraged to persist in his labours. 
1 laving arranged his various collections and 
observations in natural history, one of his par- 
tictdar friends undertook to convey them to 
the celebrated Peter Collinson, of London. 
This laid the foundation of that friendshi]) 
and correspondence which continued uninter- 
rupted, and even increasing, for nearly fifty 
jears of the lives of these two eminent men. 
Collinson, ever the disinterested friend, com- 
municated from time to time to the learned in 
Europe the discoveries and observations of 
Bartram. It was principally through the inter- 
est of Collinson that he became acquainted 
.ind entered into a correspondence with many 
111 the most celebrated literary characters in 
l'".uroj)e. He employed much of his time in 
traxelling through the different provinces of 



North America, at tliat time subject to Eng- 
land. Neitlier clanger or difficulties impeded 
or confined his researches after objects in 
natural histor\-. The summits of our highest 
mountains were ascended and explored by 
him. The lakes Ontario, Irocjuois and George; 
the shores and sources of the rivers Hudson, 
Delaware, Schuylkill, Susijuehanna, Allegheny 
and San Juan : were visited by him at an early 
j)erioil. when it was truly a i)erilous under- 
taking to travel in the territories, or even on 
the frontiers of the aboriginees." 

He continuetl his journeys until the 
close of his long life. At the advanced age of 
sixty-six he sailed from I'hiladelphia for the 
south. Landing at Charleston, he went over- 
land through South Carolina and Georgia to 
St. .\ugustine, Florida, whence he set out to 
seek the sources of the San Juan or St. John's 
river, which he exi)lored for nearly four hun- 
dred miles. The results of his observations 
and discoveries were embraced in a report 
which was duly approved by the governor, 
which was then sent to the board of trade and 
])lantation in Englancl, who published tlie same. 

Collinson's friendship not only brought Bar- 
tram into close fellowship with the leading 
scientific men of England, but also secured 
for him the patronage of Robert, Lord Petre. 
the Earl of liute, the Duke of Richmond, Hans 
.^loane, and other of the nobilit)', who contrib- 
uted a fund raised to lic|uidate the expenses 
incurred by Bartram in his numerous excur- 
sions into the American wilderness. Through 
the influence moreover of his friends in Eng- 
land, Bartram was appninted botanist to King 
George IH. 

Bartram maintained the same close relations 
to the great men of America as with those of 
England, his intimates embracing the leailing 
scholars and scientists of Philadel]3hia. then 
the chief center of learning in the new world, 
and among his particular friends should be 
noted James Logan, mayor of T'hiladeli)hia, 
chief justice and governor of Pennsylvania, 
and "the most polished gentleman of his time," 
and Tienjamin Franklin, with the latter of 
whom as early as 1743 Bartram was associated 
in the organization of the .American Philo- 
sophical Society. .-\s a writer John Bartram 
i> best known by his letters to Collinson and 
others, his "Observations,'' published in Lon- 
<lon in 175 1, and the report of his Florida trip, 
which, together with his jom-nal, was likewise 
imblished in London in 1766. 

John Bartram married (first), .\pril 25. 

1723, Mary, daughter of Richard and Eliza- 
beth (Hayes) Maris (see MarisJ. She died 
in 1727, and he married (second), December 
II, 1729, .\nn, born September 22, 1703, died 
January 29, 1789, daughter of Benjamin anil 
.-\nn ( I'ennell) Mendenhall. Her father, Ben- 
jamin Mendenhall, came from Alildenhall, 
county Wilts, England, settled at Concord in 
that part of Chester county, Pennsylvania, 
which is now Delaware county, and in 1714 
was a member of the provincial assembly. 
Children, two by first wife: Richard, Isaac, 
James, Moses, Elizabeth, Mary, \\'illiam, Eliz- 
;ibeth, Ann, John (referred to below), Benja- 

(IN) John i;^). son of John (2) and .\nn 
(Mendenhall) B>artram, was born at King- 
sessing, October 24, 1743, and died there, No- 
vember 16, 1812. Like his distinguished father 
and his brother William, John Bartram Jr. 
gave his attention to the science of botany. 
The garden was given to him by his father 
soon after his marriage, and he became a mem- 
ber of a number of societies both in America 
and in Europe : and to a considerable extent 
he travelled in search of plants and seeds for 
reproduction at his establishment, and the first 
general catalog of plants in the garden was 
published by him in 1807. May 9, 1771, John 
Bartram married his cousin, Eliza, daughter 
of Isaac and Mary (Bartram) Howell, foi' 
whose ancestry see (II) above. Children: 
Mary, .\nn Mendenhall, Elizabeth, John. .Ann, 
James Howell (referred to below). Only two 
ilaughters and one son married. 

(V) James Howell, son of John (3) and 
I'^liza (Howell) Bartram, was born at King- 
scssing, November 24, 1783, and died in Phila- 
delphia. .April 18. 1818. He matriculated in 
medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 
1802, and finished his professional studies under 
Professor Benjamin S. Barton. Throughout 
his life he was engaged in the practice of his 
profession, but he also inherited from his 
father and grandfather a predilection for bot- 
any, and gave considerable attention to the 
furtherance of that science. In 1805 he em- 
barked in the ship "George Washington," with 
Ca]5tain John Travis, for the Cape of Good 
1 lope, the island of Java, anil the East Indies. 
In the following year he sailed for home from 
Calcutta in the brig "Mercury," bringing many 
lare plants and seeds to enrich the garden. He 
was a man of strict Quaker principles, and for 
years never accepted a fee for his medical 
services. Dr. Bartram married, .\ugust 13. 



1810, Mary Ann joycf. Children: John 
William, rt-ffrruil to belnw; James Jones, nn- 

(\I) John William, son of Dr. James 
Howell and Mary Ann (Joyce) liartram, was 
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He mar- 
ried W'illiamina ^liddleton. Children: John, 
William Middleton, Mary Jones, Ann Carr, 
lunma A. (referred to below). Rebecca, Mar- 
garet Howell. Caroline G. 

(All ) luiima A., daughter of John William 
and Williamina ( Middleton ) Bartram, mar- 
ried. March 26. 1874, John S. D. Lavens, who 
was born in MiU'ord, Ireland, August 14, 1845, 
and died in Philatlelphia, March, 1884. His 
widow is now living at loii Spruce street. 
Children of John S. D. and Emma .\. (Bar- 
tram i l.avens: Charles Malcolm, born .Au- 
gust 4, 1875, died in infancy: Elizabeth Ruth- 
erford, born November 6, 1878, died 1886: 
John Bartram, born December 7, 1879. living 
with his mother in Spruce street, and holding 
a position with the ( iirarcl P>ank of Philadel- 

(The Maris Lint- I. 

( I ) (jeorge Maris, emigrant ancestor of 
this family was born in England in 1632, came 
to .\merica in 1683 and settled in "Home 
House," .Sjjringfield township, Chester county, 
] Pennsylvania, where he became one of the 
county justices, a member of the Pennsylvania 
assembly, a j^rovincial councillor, and held 
other offices of public trust and responsiblity. 

(H) Richard, third son of (ieorge Maris, 
was jjorn in England, came to Pennsylvania 
with his father, and was at one time a member 
of the Pennsylvania assembly. He married 
Elizabeth Hayes: two of his daughters. Eliza- 
beth and Alary, are referred to below. 

(HI) Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and 
Elizabeth (Hayes) Maris, married .September 
30. 1725, James, son of William and Elizabeth 
( Hunt ) Bartram. 

(HI) Mary, daughter of Richard and Eliz- 
abeth (Hayes) Maris, died in 1727. .A]iril 2^. 
1723. she became tirst wife of John, son of 
William and Elizabeth (Hunt) I'.artram (see 
r.artrnm I. 

William 'l\-nlor. of Dore. cnun- 
■J'.XNLOR ty Derby.' England, and a 

brother of Samuel Taylor, of 
Chesterfield, Burlington county. West New 
Jersey, committed a deed for land in West 
New Jersey province to Benjamin Phorse. of 
luigland. who disappeared and was never heard 
from, and .May 25, 1606, Ceorge Hutchinson, 

the maker of the deed, gave a new deeil direct 
to .Samuel Taylor to cover the transfer made 
by the original deed. Samuel Taylor, accord- 
ing to Revel's book of surveys, made in Bur- 
lington county, secured one hundred acres 
from William Black, September, 1682; fifty 
acres from Marmaduke Horsman in March, 
I ( 184, located on Block creek : one hundred and 
fifty acres adjoining his former settlement of 
one hundred and fift\-nine acres, making a 
total of three hundred and nine acres, Eebru- 
ary 9, 1688: one hundred and fifty acres from 
( ieorge Hutchinson, August 26, 1696. He is 
ilescribed as Samuel Taylor, stutif-weaver," of 
Crosswicks Creek, March 19-20, i()84-85, an.ri 
also as "planter" in 1685. ( )n I'"ebruarv 10. 
iC),S()-87, 'i*^ '"^ described as of Horner's Creek, 
\\'est Jersey, as "yoeman," and November 10, 
1090, Samuel Taylor, of Chesterfield, sold t( 
.Marmaduke Horsman fifty-three acres of land. 
These dates show him to have been a native 
■ if England and therefore an important and a 
large landholder. We find no close connection. 
iiowe\'er, with the Taylors of Derbyshire, al- 
though it is a common name in that section of 

(I) Samuel Taylor. b(jrn 1(163, died 1723, 
made his will in Chesterfield, liurlington coun- 
ty. West New Jersey, November 26, 1723, in 
which he names children; Samuel, John. 
Ceorge, William and Robert, the names of all 
of whom appear in the county lists of the 
townshi]j of Chesterfield as holding various 
town offices between 1700 and 1732, some of 
them serving as long as six years, and one 
name, Josejih Taylor, appears in the civil list 
not named as a son of .Samuel .Sr. These 
sons must have been born very early in the 
eighteenth century or very late in the seven- 
teenth, say 1695 to 1705. 

(II) John, second son of Samuel Taylor, 
born ])robal)!y in 1695. appears i)ermanently in 
the civil list between 1735 and 1750, being 
chosen freeholder of the townshiji of Chester- 
field in 1745, and overseer of highways. He 
evidently had sons: John, Joseph, Robert, 
C harles, Samuel and William. Robert was a 
freeholder in 1779-80 and overseer of the poor 
from 1782. 

(HI) Joseph, second son of John Taylor, 
was born in Burlington county. New Jersey, 
jirobably about 173.5. He was, like" his father, 
])roniinent in town affairs. He married, and 
among his children was David. 

( 1\' ) David, son of Joseph Taylor. wa.s born 
in Chesterfield. lUirlington county. New Jer- 
sev. .\ugiist 2^1. 1774. died in Cookstown. New 

STATE OF NEW |l■:RSl■:^■ 


MaiioviT tiiwiiship. I')Urlin.<,'tiin cmiiUy, .May 9. 
i8()_^. lie was brought up tn tlic traik- of 
weaver, liaving been apprenticed to a weaver 
in Mansfield, Xew Jersey, the adjoining town- 
slii]). He carried on the trade in connection 
with conducting a farm in Cookstown : weav- 
ing was the vocation of his ])rc)genitors for 
three generations. Me married Elizabeth llul- 
lock. born December 21, 1783, died in Cooks- 
town, November 30, 1834. Children, born in 
Cookstown: i. .\my, C)ctober 20, 1806: mar- 
ried I'orman Townsend. 2. John Uullock (i|. 
v.). 3. Mary, March 3, i8n : married Jnhn 
Hornerland, of Georgetown. .\cw jersey. 4. 
.Margaret, .'^ejitember id. 1812. 5. Isaac. 
March 20. 1814: married .Mary Wile\. (>. 
lulvvard, A]iril 17, 1816: married Sarah \"an 

( \' ) John llullock, eldest son and second 
child of David and Elizabeth ( l.ullock ) Taylnr, 
was born in Ct)okstown, New Jersey. Novem- 
ber 18, 1808, died in ISordentown, New Jer- 
sey. March 26. 1877. He was educated in the 
district schools and in a boarding school at 
Wilmington, and on leaving school became a 
school teacher in \'incentown. New Jersewand 
afterward kept a cimntry store at liuddtuwn. 
lie next |iurcliased the Woodman farm near 
Jacksonville, formerly ciwned by his grand- 
father, which he cultivated for four years. In 
18(14 he removed to Camden, New Jersey, 
where'in 1865 he engaged in business, having 
liurchased the feed store of Troth & Beagary, 
in which store his three sons were engaged as 
clerks. He retired in 1866, leaving the busi- 
ness entirely with his three sons. He made his 
home at Columbus, New Jersey, up to within 
a few years of his death, when he removed to 
llordentown. He was married (first) by 
I'riends" ceremony, Se]jtember 2"], 1832, to 
Susan D., daughter of Joseph and ^lary Wool- 
man : she was born on her grandfather's farm 
near Jacksonville, liurlington county. New Jer- 
sey. October 21, 1807. died there May 21. 
1832. Children, burn in Iluddtown, Xew J er- 
st y : I. Caroline I'ullock, July 13. 1833: mar- 
ried, and became mother of R. H. .\aronson, 
I'f llordentown, whose sketch appears in this 
work. 2. Charles Woolman. .-\ugust 11, 1836. 
3. Josejih W., January 16, 1845. 4. George E. 
ii|- \ '■ I .T Elizabeth. March 24, 1839. The 
mother of these children died May 21, 1852, 
Mr. Taylor married (second) Hannah Bunting. 
and had nne child, Edw'in .-\.. born November 
5. 1854. 

( \I ) (leorge 1'",.. thirri sen and lunrtli child 
nf John r.nllock and Susan 1). (Woolman) 

Tayliir, was burn in liuddtuwn, llurlingtoii 
count}', .Xew Jersey, November 7. 1842. He 
attended the Friends' school near Jacksonville, 
liurlington county. He worked on his father's 
farm, and after his father's removal to Cam- 
den in i8''i4 he worked in the ieed store of 
Truth \ r>eagar\ as clerk, and in 1865 his 
father liuught out the business uf the firm and 
he hecame a jiartner in the business with his 
father and brothers, Charles W. and Joseph 
W . His father retired at the end of the year, 
and the three brothers continued the business 
of |uhn r>. Taylor & Company under the old 
lirm name. On December 31, 1871, Joseph 
W. retired frcmi the firm, but the business was 
c(intinued under the same firm name by Charles 
W. and George E. Taylor. ( )n December 31, 
1875, I'harles Woolman Taylor st)ld out liis 
interests to his brother, Joseph W., and they 
conducted the business thereafter as Taylor 
I'.roihers. In 1880 Taylor llrothers built a 
new storehouse fifty by one hundred feet, and 
their business in handling feed, seeds and agri- 
cultural implements increased from the time 
the business was undertaken by John lUdlock 
Taylor and his three sons in 1865, when the 
firm employed two helpers on the |)ay roll, and 
in i()09 the firm carried fifty-eight employees 
on tiie pay roll. In 1881 Joseph \V. withdrew 
frijm the firm and George E. contimied in the 
business with no ])artner but under the same 
firm name until 1891, wdien he admitted as a 
partner his son,* ( ieorge Wilbur Taylor, then 
twent\-five years of age. George E. Taylor 
affiliated with the Republican party, and was a 
member of the liaptist church in Camden, 
serving as suiierintendent of the Sunday school 
for twenty-five years. He married, June 20, 
1 8(15. T'mma Jane, daughter of F.phraim and 
.\iui (Starr) illustin) Davis, and grand- 
daughter of t'liarlutte Starr. Emma Jane 
Davis was burn in l';miden. July 28, 1843. 
Children, burn in Camden, Xew Jersey: 1. 
(ieurge Williur ( i|. \). 2. Marry I'.uft'um, juh 
20. 18(18: died in infancy. 3. (^'harlutte. ,\i)ril 
27. 1872; married Jesse Starr White, of Mer- 
chantville. Xew Jerse)-. a member of the Tay- 
lor White Ivxtracting Cunipan)- with factory 
in Camden. 

( Vn ) (ieorge ^\■ilbur, eldest son of (jcorge 
I'^. and Emma Jane (Davis) Taylor, was born 
in Camden. New Jersey, May 20, i8(56. He 
\\;is educated in the public schools of Cam- 
ilen and graduated at the Camden high school. 
He became a clerk in his father's business as 
dealer in flour, feed, seeds and agricultural 
implements and farmers supplies, conducted 



in Caiiidcn as Taylor Brothers, and in 1891 
w as admitted as a partner. He married in 
Camden, Ai)ril 1, 1891, Emilie, daughter of 
Frank antl Anna (Maxwell j Shute ; child, 
(_iwend<il\n I-'.., born March g, 1892. 

John I or Conrad, or John Conrad ) 
HIRES Hires came from W'urtemburg, a 
kingdom of Europe, where every 
child between seven and fourteen years of age 
must attend school, every district of thirty or 
more families enjoying a free school and a 
teacher for every ninety children, and where 
a great university is sustained at Tubengen 
with eighty ordinary and extraordinary j)ro- 
fessors and tutors : four Protestant theological 
seminaries with a course of four years study; 
numerous gymnasiums, grammar, trade and 
high scliools ; agricultural and botanical insti- 
tutions instructing and informing in forestry 
and gardening, and with not one person above 
ten years of age who cannot read or write, it 
was about the middle of the eighteenth century 
when John Conrad Hires, came and he became 
the progenitor of a numerous family in \\est 
Jersey and I'ennsylvania. It is to such men, 
coming from so enlightened a country, that the 
excellent free school system of the section in 
which they settled is due. J(jhn Conrad Hires 
had born to him four sons: John, Conrad, 
Jacob and David. 

( H ) John, eldest son of John Conrad Hires, 
the patriarch emigrant from W'urtemburg, was 
born in \\'est Jersey, probably about 1765, 
and was an early farmer of Hopewell, Mer- 
cer county, Xew Jersey, and the father of 
eight children. He removeil from Hope- 
well to I'.ridgeton. Cumberland county, and 
located on a farm near Roadstown in that 

countv where he married Christina . 

Children, born in Roadstown, their names 
being given jirobably without regard to order 
of births: I. George. 2. Daniel (q. v). 3. 
John D., born February 17, 1817; lived in 
Salem county u[) to 1862, when he moved to 
Cumberland county and settled at Roadstown : 
married Mary Williams, of Port Elizabeth. 
Cumberland cctunty. 4. Lewis M. 3. Ain>-. 
6. Christine. 7. Elizabeth. 8. Maria. 9 
Phoebe. John Hires, the father, died at the 
home of his son John D.. in Roadstown, New 
Jersey, but the date of his death is not given. 
( III ) Daniel, second son of John and Chris- 
tine Hires, was born in Roadstown. Cumber- 
land county. New Jersey. 1807, died in Elsin- 
boro. Salem county. New Jersey, in 1869. He 
was a farmer in Elsinboro, served as township 

collector, and was a man of progressive edu- 
cational ideas. He married Alercy, daughter 
of Phineas Sheppard : children: 1. Elizabeth, 
married Leavitt Libby, of Philadelphia, and 
died his widow. 2. Emeline. tlied unmarried. 
3. Phineas S., (q. v. ). 4. Mary, married Charles 
Marker. 5. Martha, twin of ]Mary ; married 
(leorge Mulford. 6. Sarah S., never married. 
7. Daniel S., married Mary Mayhew% of 
Mauricet(-)wn, Cumberland county. 8. Charles, 
died young. 

(iV) Phineas Sheppard, eldest son and 
third child of Daniel and Mary (Sheppard) 
Hires, was born in Salem, New Jersey, May 9, 
1839. He w^as educated in the district schools 
and Salem Academy. He engaged first in 
farming and subsequently in hotel keeping, 
then as a dealer in fertilizers. 1892-1907, and 
finally went back to the farm after 1907. He 
was always a Democrat in political faith and a 
I'resbyterian in religious thought and life. He 
was a member of the township committee for 
several terms, and an esteemed and respected 
citizen. He married (first) Rachel A. Smith, 
of Ouinton. Salem county. New Jersey; chil- 
dren: I. Delia \'. 2.,Elwood E., settled in 
Elmer. Salem county, New Jersey. Phineas 
S. Hires married (second) Lydia L., daughter 
of Joseph and Rachel ^\'. (Smith) Swing. an<l 
granddaughter of Michael Swing, a Methodist 
[ireacher and founder of Methodism in Tren- 
ton. .\ew Jersey: Lydia L. Swing was born in 
I'.ridgeton, May 31. 1851. Children of second 
marriage: 3. Rachel E., married Dr. Hunnell. 
of Camden. Xew Jersey. 4. Chester S.. a 
farnit-r: married Mary Lott ; children; Rod- 
new Walter, Sarah and Chester S. Jr. 3. 
Lewis M. ( c|. V. ). 6. Emma, married H. K. Part- 
ridge, of Camden. New Jersey, dealer in real 
estate; one child, H. K. Partridge Jr. 7. 
Phineas Sheppard Jr., died unmarried at age 
of twenty-one years. 8. Jessie, died at age of 
six years. 9. Martha, died in infancy. 10. 
Henry, died in infancy. In 1892 Phineas S. 
Hires was a resident of Salem, New Jersey. 

I \' ) Lewis M.. fifth child of Phineas Shep- 
pard Hires and second son of his second mar- 
riage, was born in Seeley, Cumberland county. 
Xew Jersey, November 27, 1879. He attend- 
ed the Seeley, Deerfield and Bridgeton public 
schools, and was graduated at the Philadelphia 
College of Pharmacy in 1900. .\s a youth he 
worked in the drug store of Reeve it Fithian 
at I'.ridgeton, New Jersey, for four years, and 
engaged in the drug business on his own ac- 
count in Salem. Xew Jersey, with others, and 
(in .\pril 21). 1908, established a drug store in 

ST ATI: OF NEW [i-:rsey. 


Riverside. Iluiiington, Xew Jersey, wiiicii 
proved successful. He voted the Democratic 
ticket. He affiliated witli the Masonic frater- 
nity as a member of Excelsior Lodge. No. 34. 
of Salem ; was made a member of the Knights 
of P'ythias. of Salem: and was a member of 
the Presbyterian church at Bridgeton. He mar- 
ried. November 9, 1905. Elizabeth G.. daughter 
of John S. and Elizabeth (Allen) Redstrake. 
of \\'oodstown, Salem county. New Jersey, 
and granddaughter of Edward D. and Mar\' 

The branch of the [.ambert 
[^A.Mlll'.RT family which is at ])resenl 
under consideration has no 
connection or at least a very remote one with 
the families of the same name which are found 
in New England and in New Jersey in the old 
colonial days, as until the present generation 
began to make their home in the last named 
^tate. the family belonged entirely to I'hiladel- 

(ll William, son of John Lambert, bulb 
born and died in county Kent. England, where 
the founders of the family. William married 
Mary , who was born and died in coun- 
ty Kent, and had John, Richard. William. 
Charles. Mary, and Thomas. 

(II) Thomas, son of William and Mary 
Lambert, was born in county Kent, in 1832, 
and died in Philadelphia, I ennsylvania. in 
1877. When he was still a young man he came 
over to this country and settled in Philadelphia, 
where he became a shi]) chandler and stair 
builder. He was a Republican, a member of 
the Knights of F'ythias, and a communicant of 
the I'rotestant Episcopal church. He married 
Jane, born in Leeds, England, daughter of 
C.eorge and Sarah (Wood) Hartley. Chil- 
dren: I. Mary Elizabeth, born in Philadel- 
phia : married William Wilkinson, a contractor 
for the Baldwin locomotive works : children : 
Thomas and Emma Lambert. 2. William 
George, is referred to below. 3. Sarah, born 
in England while her jiarents were there on a 
visit ; married Charles I'fau. a promoter. 4. 
Jane, born in Philadelphia: married Milton 
Kleppenger: one child: Cliarlotte. 5. Ann. 
married Captain John \'ansciver ; children : 
Lambert, Herman, Walter, Beatrice, Mildred. 
Heuling, George and Charlotte. 6. Emma. 
married W'alter Leech, a shoe manufacturer of 
Riverside. New Jersey, and has Florence. Isa- 
belle. Edith, and one child that died in infancy. 
7. C'harlr>tte. died aged nine vears. 

(Ill) (icorge William, (baptized William 
(ieorge), son of Thomas and Jane (Hartlevi 
Lambert, was born in Philadelphia. Pennsvl- 
vania, February 9. i860, and is now living at 
Riverside, New Jersey. 

He was educated in the iniblic schools of 
Pliiladel])hia. and then went into the office 
of William Sellers Company, founders and 
machinists, when less than twelve years (jld. 
and was a clerk in the foundry office when 
only si.xteen years old. .After this he went 
lo work for the firm of .Stokes & Parrish. 
whose business was later merged into that 
of the Otis Elevator Company. Here he 
remained for twenty-six years, being pro- 
moted to the post of ft)renian and then 
being made district superintendent for the 
company. In 1908 he went with the Key- 
stone Elevator Company, and from Febru- 
ary to December of that year was superin- 
tendent of that firm. In 1893 he came to 
Rix'erside. and since then lias ma<le that place 
liis home, having real estate interests there. In 
1 1 104 he Ijuilt the house in wdiich he now resides. 
Mr. Lambert is a Republican, and has served 
for twelve years on the schcxil board and is 
now the president of the board. For two terms 
he was the district clerk, for two years county 
freeholder. He was appointed June 22, 1909. 
]iluml>ing inspector and superintendent of the 
dis])osal plant of the town of Riverside, 
being the first a|)]iointment to that plant, also 
one of the first five ]iark commissioners of 
Riverside, and has served as secretary since 
aii]iointment. He is a member of St. lohn 
Lodge, No. 1 15, F. and .\. .M., of Philadelphia ; 
of Palestine Chapter, R. .K. .\1.: Mary Com- 
mandery. Knights Templars: Lu Lu Temple. 
Mystic Shrine, of Philadelphia: and a charter 
member of the Veritas Council, Jr. O. A. M. 
lie is a communicant of the Protestant Epis- 
copal church. November 29. 1882. (jeorge 
William Lambert married Ruth .Marion, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Marion ( MacDougal ) Tav- 
lor, of Philadelphia. Children: i. ]\Iarion. 
born in Philadelphia (where all but the young- 
est child was born). November 16, 1883: sten- 
ographer in office of Watch Case Companv. 
Riverside. Pennsylvania. 2. Jane, born Octo- 
ber 2-j. 1885: now with Watch Case Company 
at Riverside. 3. Charlotte, born .\ugust (), 
18S7: school teacher in Riverside. 4. Ruth, 
born December 18, 1889: lives at home. 5. 
Thomas, born March 14. 1892: died lune 11. 
x^yci). (1. .Samuel Taylor, born in Riverside. 
Xew Jersey. May 2. l8():^. 



I'lie Li)\vrys are uf rhiladeljihia 

l,(t\\l\\' Imth for many generations, the 
present l)eing the first to settle in 
Xew Jersey. 

( 1 ) James l.owry was born in I 'hiladelphia, 
I 'emisx Kania. where lie was e(hieate(l. lie 
learneil tile painter's trade and followed the 
tiadc in his native cit) all his life, lie married 
Margaret (lolden, horn April 2. 1818. 

(11) William, son of James and .Margaret 
((ioldeni [,i.i\\r\. wa^ hijrn in 1 'hiladel])hia, 
( )ctober i(), 1845. lie married lunma, liorn 
December 21, 1849. daughter of Washington 
and Catherine (Meredith) McMnllin. The 
children of William and lunma ( McMnllin 1 
l.owry are: 1. \\ illiam. see forward. 2. Mar- 
!;;aret Stow, born December 25. 187.^: married 
l-'rank l'a>hly, of 1 'ort .\birns. Xew Jersey, anil 
has Katherine .Stow and William Stow I'ashly. 

( 111 ) William Jr.. ^<m of William ( i I and 
I'mma ( .McMnllin ) l,owr\. was born at I'hila- 
del])hia. rennsylvania, January 11. 1871. lie 
attended the ])nblic schools until the removal 
of his ])arents to .\tlaiitic City, Xew Jerse\'. 
in i88i, finishing Iiis education in the schools 
cd' that city. Ills hist business exi)erieiice was 
as a drug clerk, remaining in that employnieiit 
three years. I'ntil 181)7 he was eni]iloyed in 
the .\t:lantic City offices of the rhilaiieljihia 
and Reading railroad, leaving there to become 
private secretary to h'ranklin I'. Stoy, then 
niayoi- at .\tlantic City. lie remained with 
him during the vears l8()7-<;8. In the latter 
year he was elected as collector of .\tlantic 
( ity and served through successive re-elections 
u|) to the ])resent time 1 i(;o)). lie fs an effi- 
cient and \aliicd official. Mr. l.owry is a mem- 
ber of Si. Paul's .MetlKidist Episcopal Church 
of .Atlantic City. He has attained alt the de- 
grees of .Scottish Rite .Masonry u]) to and in^ 
eluding the thirty-second, lie is a member of 
llelcher Lodge. Xo. 180, Royal .\rch Masons: 
Trinity Chajiter. Xo. 38. and a Knight Tem- 
])lar of Atlantic C'ommandei'y. Xo. 20. all of 
.\tlantic l.'ity. llis consistory membershi]) is 
held in Camden, Xew Jersey. Me has other 
fraternal meinbershiijs. including the Knights 
of Malta, Improved Order of Red Men, Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, and Patriotic 
Order of Sons of .\merica. William Lowtv 
married l.aura ("olwell, born June 22. T87O. 
daughter of Thomas 1',. Wick, of .\tlantic Citv. 

I'or more than two and a half 

R.XRXES centuries the surname Ilarnes 

has been known on this side of 

llu- .\tlantic ocean. It first found root in Xew 

England in the early colonial period and thence 
was gradually distributed throughout the entire 
country. The name is found in the revolution- 
ary rolls, also in the muster rolls of the second 
war with the mother country and in the more 
recent ci\il war. In the latter coiilEct the name 
is well knijwii, and many have also attained 
distinction as clergymen, writers, in the other 
learned professions, in the arts and sciences, 
and in the industrial and commercial life of 
our country. .\11 who have borne this honor- 
able name are descendants of English ances- 
tors, although the origin of the name in the 
mother country "is enveloped in the imiiene- 
trable mists of anti(|nity."' 

( 1 ) (ieiirge Barnes, immigrant, was born in 
I'.lackbiirn, luigland. .Sejitember 17. 181 5, and 
died in I'aterson. Xew Jersey, May 14. 1885. 
lie was educated in England, and was twenty 
years old when he came to this country. In 
the course of a few years he returned to his 
nati\e lan<l and there acquired a knowledge of 
the art of coli>r making, or better, ])erha])s, of 
making colors such as are used in the manu- 
facture of calico jirints. When he again came 
to ,\merica he located first at Taunton, Massa- 
chusetts, worked at his trade there some time, 
and then came to I'clleville, Xew Jersey, where 
he made colors for the ne.xt eleven years, then 
removed to Paterson, and worked two years in 
the employ of D. G. Scott, calico printer. In 
1S57 he started in business on his own account 
in the manufacture of mordants for calico 
|irinters and silk dyers, and continued success- 
fully in that line until the time of his death in 
1885. Thus for nearly thirty years Air. IJarnes 
was actively and prominently identified with 
the industrial history of the city of Paterson. 
and otherwise ai^jiears to have taken a com- 
mendable interest in whatever would tend to 
promote the welfare of that municipality. He 
was conscientiously just in all his affairs, and 
in business circles his name was regarded as 
a s\non\in for honesty and probity of char- 
acter. In politics he was a hrm Republican, 
and as the candidate of his jiarty was elected 
to a seat in the lower house of the state legis- 
lature in 187,^. Me was a communicant and a 
^■estryman of .St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal 
Clnirch of Paterson, and was affiliated with 
various Masonic bodies. Mr. liarnes married. 
Jiuic 5. 1845. Harriet Walsh, horn October 16, 
1 82 V at Darwin. Lancashire. England, daugh- 
[vr of John and .Ann (Chadwick) \\'alsh. of 
I'.nglish birth. Children of Cieorge and Har- 
riet I Walsh ) P.arnes : 

i. Ilarriet F... born Pielleville, Xew lersev. 


"r/r .^.J(fr//rj 

STATE OF NEW |l•:RSl•:^■ 


August 20. 1846: married. \'iiveiiil)er 13, iSS_>. 
William Ellison, burn March 2-,. 1S44. at Little 
l-"alls. I'assaic county, New Jersey; no issue. 

2. tleorge H.. born October 10. 1847, at 
iielleville. Xew Jersex- : died there, (October 13, 

1,. Alfred WaLh. born ."^epteniher jj,. 1841;. 
in Uelleville, Essex county. New jerse\-. lie 
was educated in the public schools, and took a 
course in the Tiryant & Stratton lUisiness C'ol- 
lege in New York City, i8f)f). .\t the age of 
sixteen years he entered the emjiloy of the 
Franklin Manufacturing L'omiiany, calico 
jirinters. continuing with the same for ten 
vears. In 1876 he became associated with his 
father in the manufacture of mordants and 
chemicals for dyeing ])urposes. and was thus 
engaged until the death of his father in 1885. 
when lie and his brothers. ( ieorge .\. and 
I'rank I'., liarncs. a.ssnmed the management ol 
the husine-~s in the interest (if the father's 
estate, and he has been thus t)ccu])ie(l to the 
])resent time ( iipt)). In business circles he is 
recognized as a most capable manager, straight- 
forward in ,ill his transactions, and enjoys the 
respect and confidence of a large ciicle of 
friends. He is a member, elder and trustee ul 
die I'irst Presbyterian Church uf I'atersoii. 
lie married (first), December 20, 1871, Marx- 
Shields, l)orn .August 3, 1850. died October 14, 
1888. daughter of Thomas and laicy Shields. 
He married (second). September 18. 1890. 
Eva L. London, liorn Mav 2(), 1837. daughter 
of Edward and Jane P.. fCapwell) London, of 
\\'voming county, Pennsylvania, they have an 
adopted daughter. Mildred J., born .\pril (>. 

4. I'hebe Ann. born at P>elleville. New Jer- 
sey. July 22, 183 1 : unmarried. 

3. (ieorge .\.. born April 30. T833. at IV-lle- 
ville. New Jersey. Me was educated in the 
public schools, and took a course in the i'.ack- 
ard IJusiness College. New "S'ork City. lie 
became engaged in his father's chemical and 
color works, and was actively identified with 
the same until the death of the father, in 1883. 
since which time he has been associated with 
his brothers, .\lfred \^'. and Frank E. P>arncs. 
in the management of the business in the inter- 
est of the estate. Mr. Barnes married. June 
17. i8(/i. Isabelle F. Morris, born October 23, 
1863. daughter of William and Janet (Forsyth) 
.Morris: children: Harriet Walsh, born May 
20. i8()7: Isabelle h'orsyth, September 2. 1901 

(t. M. Josephine, born in lielleville. New 
Jersev. ( )ctol)er 13. 1833; she married, Sep- 
tember I, 1873, James D. Dunkerly ; ciiildren : 

I. Harriet bisephine. Ixirn .\lav lO, 18/6, mar- 
ried. .\larcii 3. 1897, John W . LatTey, of Belle- 
\ ille, .\'ew Jerse}': children: i. Lillian, born 
( ictolier 14. 1898; ii. (korge, October 28, 1899; 
iii. .\lfred W. liarnes, November 4, igoo; iv. 
I'.eatrice. December 23. 1902; v. John, August 
I. |ijo8. 2. Mabel F"lorence Dunkerly, born 
.March 13. 1878; married. .Xjiril 14. i<)04. Dr. 
Andrew I'.. \ anflerbeek, and .Nmlrew V<. 
Jr.. horn March 29, 1903. 

7. I'rank E., born in Paterson, New Jersey. 
.Ma\' 24. 1862; unmarried. 

8. Mary E., born at Paterson, New Jersey, 
February 17, 1863: unmarried. 

The faithful wife, and mother of the aliove 
named children, survived her honored husband, 
and resides at the corner of W'est TweTity-hfth 
and I'anal streets, I'aterson. New Jersey. 

There have been many distin- 
M( )r\lTZ guished jiersons bearing the 
name Maurits, Mauritz and 
.Miiritz, in .\nierica and also several luiropean 
cunntries. The faniih- here described emi- 
grated to this couiitr\' from ( iermany, where 
tlie\ were tradesmen, i.if the respectable niiil- 
illf class, wlio are known fur their thrift an<l 

I 1 ) John Moritz was born about 1799. at 
.Mberfelt, situateil on Rhine river, CTcrmaiiy, 
died i8ri3. in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, .\fter 
receix'iiig the education atTorded by the schools 
of his native town, he learned the trade of 
enameler on hollow ware and worked at it in 
( Germany : in 1848 he came to .\inerica, locating 
at Philadelphia, where he worked at his trade 
in the eni])loy of Stewart Peterson, continuing 
until the time of his death. In political views 
he was a Democrat, and he was a member of 
the Catholic church. Mr. M(.)ritz married in 
("icrmanv. Katrina .\rbender : children : I. John. 
2. Adolpli. died in .Vndersdinille jirisun. 3. 
I'eter. 4. .Annie. 

( II ) Peter, third and youngest son n\ \nhu 
anil Katrina (.\rbender) Moritz. was born in 
1833, at -Mberfelt. ( iermany, being brought to 
.America with his parents when a young boy of 
thirteen \ears. and his earlier education was 
supplemented by attending the schools of Phil- 
adelphia. In 1834 he enlisted in the Second 
I nited States Regulars, at Baltimore, and sub- 
se(|uent1y saw service in California, ( )regon 
and .Arizona, among the Indian tribes, .\fter 
nine years' service with the Regulars, he en- 
listed in the California Infantry, at Sacra- 
niriito. and from there went to Los .\ngeles. 
.•md distinguished himself by his service at 



l-'orl .McDnwell, Arizuna. In 18OO Mr. Aluritz 
letiinictl tu I'liiladclphia and engaged in rnn- 
ning a hotel, called the California Hotel, which 
he owned and operated for fifteen years, and 
since that time has retired from active business 
on account of i)Oor liealth. He located in 
Riverside. Xew Jersey, in 1888. and still makes 
his residence in that place, where he has many 
friends. Air. Aloritz is a Republican in poli- 
tics, although he takes no very active part hi 
])olitical affairs. Me married (first) Alerta 
r.incla, who died in 1871, and they had one 
child, Katherine, who married Lewis Eberly 
of the Eberly Brewing Company, of Philadel- 
])hia, and they have two children, JNIatilda and 
Lewis. Mr. Moritz married (second), in 1873, 
Alatilda Ilopf. horn in ( iermany, and their 
children are: i. ( lertrnde, now Airs. Cham- 
berlain, lives at Des Aloines. Iowa, and has 
two children, Davis and Juliet. 2. Louisa, 
born in Philadelphia, lives with her parents, at 

The name of Walter, in vari- 
W ALTER iius forms, has been known in 
manv European countries, and 
there have l>een many emigrants to America 
hearing it. The family here described is from 
(jermany, and the members wlio have taken 
up their residence in ,\ew Jersey have made 
for themselves an honorable position in com- 
mercial and social circles, being identified with 
]Hiblic aft'airs and the community's develop- 

( I ) (ieorge Walter lived all his life in Enip- 
fingen, Prussia, at which place he was born. 
His wife was I-'rancisco (jouss, of Empfingen. 
and their children were: I. Kate, died in Ger- 
man\'. 2. Xaver. 3. Felix, resides in Ger- 
many. 4. Julia, died in Germany. 5. Karl, 
resides in Germany. 

( II ) Xaver, oldest son of George and Fran- 
cesco (Gouss) W' alter, was born in 1834, at 
Empfingen, Prussia, and received his educa- 
tion in the schools of his native town. He 
learned the trade of wheelwright, and worked 
also on a farm: in July, 1857, he emigrated to 
.America, going first to Aloorestown, New Jer- 
sey, where he spent a short time with an uncle, 
lie then removed to Philadelphia and worked 
for three years at his trade in that city and 
Camden. New Jersey. In i860 Air. Walter 
removed to Westfield, New Jersey, where he 
worked three years at his trade, and then 
located in Riverside, where he bought a 
piece oi property and built a large black- 
smith and w lu'elwright slioj). which he con- 

ducte<l until i8yi, manufacturing light and 
lieav\- carriages and wagons, as well as doing 
ie])air work. He then retired from active 
business, and has since devoted his time and 
attention to his large real estate interests in 
and around Riverside ; he has built and sold 
several residences. He visited his native land 
in 1891 and again in 1901. In jjolitical views 
Air. Walter is a Democrat, and he has served 
t\\(j terms on the township committee. He has 
also served as surveyor of public highways, 
and was ai)pointed by the governor as super- 
visor of the stone road, having charge of build- 
ing same. He takes great interest in public 
imiirovements, was one of the organizers of 
the water works system of Riverside, was 
ciganizer and director of the First National 
Hank, and is a stockholder in the Trust Com- 
pany of Aloorestown, New Jersey. He is a 
member of the Catholic church, was formerly 
a trustee, ami gave material help towards the 
building of the present edifice. Air. Walter 
married, in August, i860, at Camden, New 
Jersey, Kate Kreck, born February 11, 1839, 
near Bamberg, Germany, daughter of Fred- 
erick Kreck, and came to America in 1859. 
Their children are: i. Charles, born in West- 
field, New Jersey, May 17, 1861, died Alarch 
If). 1887; married Theresa Hass ; children: 
Theodore, deceased ; Henry, deceased, and 
Charlie. 2. John, born October 22, 1862, at 
Westfield. New Jersey ; merchant, living in 
1 'hiladelphia : married Barbara Crist. 3. Henry. 
4. W illiam, born in 1866, at Westfield, New 
Jersey: contractor, lives at Riverside; married 
.Mary Emmeck : children: Alary, Francis, 
(iertrude and William. 5. Alary, born .Septem- 
ber 14, i8<'>7, was drowned, in infancy. 6. 
.Anna, Ixjni July 4, 1869, at Riverside, New 
Jersey; married Charles Alich, now a retired 
lumber dealer, living at Riverside ; children : 
Theresa, Joseph, .Anna, Charles and Madeline 
7. Thomas, born September 27, 1870, at River- 
side, New Jersey. 8. George, born Septem- 
ber 16, 1872, in Riverside, -New Jersey, died 
}oung. 9. (ieorge, born December 23, 1875, 
in Riverside, died in 1880. 10. Franz X.. born 
December 8, 1878, in Riverside, died Alarch 
1 1, 1880. 11. .Albert, born September 22, 1880, 
at Riverside, lives with his father at Riverside, 
and is an engineer employed at the watch case 
works ; married Theresa Hass, of Riverside. 

(HI) Henry, third son of Xaver and Kate 
( Kreck) Walter, was born September 15, 1864, 
at Westfield, New Jersey, and while quite 
voung removed with his parents to Riverside. 
w here he received his education in the Catholic 



M'liool of tliat town. At the age of fourteen 
he became employed in his father's store, of 
which he finally had entire charge, and he 
jiurchased same in 1 891, carrying it on success- 
fully ever since. Mr. Walter takes great inter- 
cut in all the affairs of Riverside, where he re- 
sides; is a member of the board of education, 
director in the Riverside National Hank and 
Ihiilding and Loan .\ssociation, member and 
director of the h'ire Comjjany of Riverside, 
and member also of the Turners and Maen- 
nerchor. lie belongs to Burlington Lodge, No. 
(Hj(), llenevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 
and also Knights of Columbus, of Burlington. 
He is a Catholic in religion and a Democrat in 
])olitics. Mr. Walter married, in June, 1895, 
losephine, daughter of Lewis Much, of Phila- 
delphia, and they have one child, Helen, born 
in Se|)teniber, l!^97. at Riverside. 

It is now a ])retty well estab- 

l',l':i-:i\M AX li>hed fact that the families in 
.\'ew Jersev bearing the name 
of lieekman are descended from two distinct 
sources, one of which is Willem Beeckman. of 
New N'ork, who emigrated to New .Amster- 
dam in 1647. and the other, ;\Iaarten Beeck- 
man, of .Albany, who is the progenitor of the 
branch of the family at present under consid- 

(1) Maarten lleeckman emigrated to Xew 
Xetherland in 1^)38, and settled in Albau}', 
where he pHed his trade of blacksmith, and 
died before June 21. 1677. He married Sus- 
anna Jans, and had at least three children: 
Johannes : I lendrick, referred to below ; Metie. 

(Hi Hendrick, son of Maarten and Sus- 
anna (Jans) ]!eeckman, lived for a number of 
years at Schodack, near Albany, and Novem- 
l)er 13, 1710. purchased from Octavo Coen- 
raats. merchant of New A'ork, two hundred 
and fifty acres of land on the Raritan river in 
Somerset county. Xew Jersey, it being a part of 
the tract bought by Coenraats from Peter Son- 
mans, who in turn had purchased it from the 
pro])rietors of East Jersey. The deed for this 
land has never been recorded, and is now in 
|io^session of Mrs. Elizabeth Beekman Vred- 
enburgh, who still owns a ])ortion of the land 
de-.crilied, which she iidierited from her father 
lienjamin i'leeknian and her mother Cornelia 
I'leeknian. .Among liis children was Marten, 
referreii to l>elow. 

(HI) Afarten. son of Hendrick Beeckman, 
was born in 1685. and died October 27, 1757. 
'ihc descendants of his three sons are very 
numerous in Xew '^'ork. ( )hio, Indiana. Illi- 

ULiis. Michigan, (_)regon, and elsewhere. June 
21. 1724. be married Elizabeth, born 1700, died 
.November ij . \'](^o. daughter of Samuel and 
granddaughter of Kesolvert Waldron. Chil- 
dren: Elizabeth; Hendrick, referred to below ; 
Samuel, .Annate, Johannes. 

I 1\' ) I lendrick (2), second child and eldest 
von I if Alarten and Elizabeth ( Waldrnn ) Beeck- 
man. was l>orn in Somerset county, Xew Jer- 
se\ . March 24. 1727, and died there. January 
2(1, i7o'>. He married Phoebe I'loomfield, who 
dieil ( )ctoljer 23, 1807. Cliildren : i. Eliza- 
beth. 2. Henry. 3. Benjamin, married Cor- 
nelia Beekman, his own cousin, and had Eliza- 
beth ( i^)eekman ) \ redenburgh, referred to 
above. 4. John H., referred to below. S.Will- 
iam, settled in Alichigan with his brother 
Henry. (>. .Susanna. 7. Martin, removed to 
Warren count}', Ohio, and said to have de- 
scendants who have retaineil the old spelling 
of the name. 8. I'rancis Brazier, removed to 
( ihio. 

( \' ) John I I., fourth child and thir<l son of 
I lendrick ( 2 ) and I'hoelje ( Bloomfield ) Beeck- 
man, was born on the old Beekman farm. Feb- 
ruar\' 9. 1769, and died there l-'ebruary 24. 
i8C)i. He learned the carpenter's trade when 
a \(iung man and followed it for many years. 
Later in his life he was a farmer. .All of his 
jieople were Whigs in politics, and when he 
turned Democrat his aimt disinherited him. 
He adhered to his convictions, however, left 
Raritan, and purchased for himself a farm on 
Xorth P.ranch. He was a Presbyterian. De- 
cember 2~,. 1 79 1, he married EfYe Brewer. Chil- 
dren : I. Mary, born January 26, 1794, died 
l>e])tember 8. 1874. immarried. 2. Phoebe, born 
Ma\- 14, 1796. died April 24, 1852; married 
John 1\. N'oorhees. 3. Llenry, born October 
iT^. 171)8, died June 15, 1853; married Cath- 
arine \ an Duvne. 4. Daniel, referred to below. 
5. John, born Julv 30, 180S; married Fann)' .A. 

(\ 1) Haniel, fourth child and second son 
of John H. and Efife (Brewer) Beekman, was 
born on his father's Xorth Branch farm, Feb- 
ruary II, 1804. He was educated in the old- 
fashioned way by a travelling teacher, then 
learned the trade of a cabinet-maker, and later 
became a carpenter. At first, however, he was 
unfortunate, Ijeing taken sick and using up all 
of his savings. He then began to build houses. 
and in this way accpiired considerable property, 
and when he married he built his new home 
himself and took his bride into it before it was 
finished. .After his marriage he turned farmer, 
:'.nd he and bis wife lived together on his farm 


fnr fifty-five years. He was a Democrat, and 
:icti\e in the I'resbyterian church of Laming- 
ton. of which for many years he was first trus- 
tee and then elder, ile married Sarah Jane, 
daughter of Isaac \"an Duyne. Children : 
Child, died in infancy; J.ilin 11.. referred to 
beli;)u . 

(\ Jh Joim 11., son of Daniel and Sarah 
lane ( \ an Duj-ne ) Beekman, was born on 
iiis father's North Branch farm, August 15, 
1 84 1, and is now living in North Branch. Ile 
was educated there, and at fourteen years of 
age began to work on the farm for his father. 
After reaching manhood he bought a farm for 
himself, but continued to live at home and to 
work on both farms until the death of his 
father, lie was a Denicjcrat, but always said 
that he was no politician. For more than 
twenty vears he has been a trustee of the 
l.amington I'resbyterian church, and to-day 
stands as a magnificent specimen of the gentle- 
man of the old school. March 4, i86r), he mar- 
ried Alarv l':iizaheth, daughter of Frederick 
11. and Alary ,\. (Craig) Eane, of New ( ier- 
niantown. descendants of another old colonial 
Dutch stock, the same as that from which have 
sprung the \'an Pelts, her progenitor in this 
country being either Gysbert or Jacob Thysz 
\an I'elt l.anen, some of whose descendants 
chose \an Felt, and the others. Fane, Faen, or 
Faan. as a surname. 

(\ 111) Daniel IF, only child of John IF 
and Mary Fdizaheth (Fane) Beekman, was 
born on his father's farm at North Branch, 
May 29. 1874. and is now living at Sonierville, 
New [er.sev. l-'or his early education he was 
sent to the .school at North Branch. He then 
graduated from the Metz private school, after 
which he attended the New York Faw School 
at New York, and was admitted to the New 
[ersev bar as attorney in June, 1898, and as 
"coun.s'ellor in February, 1902. Since then he 
has been engaged in the general practice of his 
profession in Somerville, making a specialty 
of inheritance and real estate law. in which 
field he is in very great demand, particularly as 
trustee and executor in settling estates. He 
is a Democrat, and very active and iirominent 
in the politics of his locality. His many gootl 
(|ualities have won bim a host of friends, and 
he ha- the confidence and trust of every one. 
a fact which was i-emarkably em]jhasized at 
the time he ran for the ottice of assemblyman 
on the Democratic ticket. The district went 
Rei)ublican for president by over one thousand 
six hundred majority, hut Mr. I'.eekman was 
defeated b\ a >canl -even hundred niinnrit). 

lie is a member of the l^rst Dutch Reformed 
Llnircli of Somerville. 

X'dvember is. i8i-)i). Mr. h'.eekman married 
iMuetta, daughter of Henry C. and Catharine 
(Khinehart) Hoffman (see HolTman below). 
Children: John H., horn C)ctober 2-j . 1903, 
and .Mabel Elizabeth, .\ugust 23. 19CKJ. 

l.Thp HiilCnlMii I,inei. 

The early generations of the Hoffman fam- 
ilv of .New' York and New Jersey are. from a 
genealogical point of view, still in considerable 
confusion, but there seems now- to be no doubt 
whatever that the common ancestor of the 
families bearing the name was Marten Her- 
manzen llofl'man, .saddler, of Revel, who mar- 
ried (first). .\]3ril 22. 1663. in I>rooklyn. Fys- 
beth 1 lermans. of Ootmarsum. a town in C)ver- 
yssel. and (second) in New Amsterdam, May 
Id. if/>4. Emnierentje De Witts, from Edent. 
in lunberlandt. 

( 1 ) lohn Iloft'man. the earliest a.scertainable 
ancestor of the line at present under considera- 
tion, died between 1741 and 1748,- in Reading- 
ton. Hunterdon county. New Jersey. Fie lived 
in -New York and Readington. He was twice 
married, and his second wife, Margaret An- 
huisen. survived him. Children: Catharina ; 
Henry, referred to below; Mary; Frederick; 
|ohn ; William ; Jacob. 

ill) Henry, .son of John Hott'man. lived on 
the William Stevenson place in Cokesbury. in 
High Bridge township. Hunterdon county, and 
died between 1790 and 1794. He was twice 
married. Children: Harmon ; John, referred 
tol)elow; I'eter. Henry. Frederick, Eva. .Annie. 

I 111) |ohn (2). son of Flenry Iloft'man. 
was born July 12. 174O. and die<l .April 22. 
1828. He" lived at Cokesbury. and married. 
December 19. 1771. Ann Elizabeth, born May 
..'O. 1752. died Ni.ivember I. 1828. daughter of 
I'eter ' Young. Children: -Ann. Elsie Cath- 
arine. Alarv, Elizaljeth. Henry F. Peter F. 
Frederick F. William F. Alargaret. John I. 
(referred to below). Philip C. 

( l\'i John F. tenth child and fifth son of 
lohn (2) and Ann b'.lizabeth (A'oung) Hoff- 
man, was born July 18. 1772. and died in i8')5, 
Ile married Fvdia. daughter of John Hayes. 
(-hildren: lohn IF. married Harriet Cox; 
Fetta. married John Fleet; Elizabeth, married 
I 'eter Eick ; Fvdia Ellen, married Isaiah .Apgar : 
1 lenrv C. referred to below ; Charles W.. mar- 
lied -Marv C. Flumerfelt : Thomas .A., married 
Sarah Cole ; Alarv Jane, die 1 young. 

I \' I Henr\ C.'. fifth child and -econd -on of 


juhn 1. and Lydia ( ! laycs ) llort'nian, married 
t atliariiH-, daughter of John Rhinehart, and 
among their children was Emetta, who mar- 
ried. Xovember 15, 1899. Daniel H.. son of 
lnhn 11. and Mar\- Elizabeth ( Eane ) Beekman. 

The American progen- 
\ AX I'-.M l'.l'i<( d I itor of this family was 
( iysbert \ an Imbrock. 
whci came with nthers from Amsterdam, Hol- 
land, and tir^t settled at Xew Amsterdam, lie 
did not. hnwexer, remain a long period 
with the new settlement, and with other Hol- 
land families went farther north on the Hud- 
son river and settled at h'ort Orange ( Albany ). 
where he later married Rachel De la Montagne. 
who was born in 1(134. and was a daughter of 
1 )r. lohannes De la .Montague, who was for 
siiuie time councillor of the Xew Xetherlands 
and \ice-director of Fort ( )range. 

(ill Johannes, son of (iysbert and Rachel 
( De la Alontagne) \'an Imbrock. was born at 
Kingston, Xew ^'(lrk. in idfii. When he was 
but four vears old he wa'^ taken by his mother, 
with twc.i (ither children, to Xew .Vmsterdam, 
w here he w as reared to luanhood. and acc|uired 
a knowledge of medicine through his maternal 
grandfather. Later he settled in Hackensack. 
Xew Jersey, where he ])racticed his profession, 
lie married (first) in 1687, ^Margaret \'an 
Schaick. by whom lie had one daughter. Jle 
ni;irried ( second ) I'atrina Santvort. and to 
tliem were born children: I. (iysbert. 2. W'ill- 3. Johannes, ancestor of the line herein 

-traced, and of whom further is given below. 

C4. Mary. marrie<l John Sandford. 5. Catli- 
^ erine, married Richard ( libbs, of Xew Bruns- 

J^wick. Xew Jersc\. (k Elizabeth, married 

\ Jacobus r.ertholf. Dr. Johannes \'an Imbrock 
died in 1742. at Ridgewood. Xew Jersey, where 
lie built a brown stone house in 1700. it being 
the first house in the present borough of Ridge- 
wood, and where he had bought a tract of five 
hundred acres of land for the sum of thirty- 
twii ])Mun<ls, ten shillings and some pence. 

( 111 ) Jiihannes \'an Imburgh (as the name 
now apiiears), son (if Dr. Johannes and Cat- 
vlna ( .Santvort I \ an Imbrock. was born at 
Kidgewood. Xew Jersey, at the parental home- 
■~tead. March 28. 1703. lie jiassed his life at 
Ridgewood. where lie followed farming, lie 
married, and aniung his children was Juhn, df 
w hom further. 

(I\ ) John \ an luiiburgh (with whom the 
family name came to its ])resent form), son of 
Johannes \'an Imburgh. was born in 1738, on 
the famih h(>nK"^tead at Ridgewood, where he 

was reared and siient lii> life as a farmer, I Ic 
marrieil .\ntje . and auKiiig their chil- 
dren was Henry, of whom further. 

(\ ) Henry, son of John and .\ntje \ an 
Ijuburgli, was born in I7<i<), on the family 
h(.inie>tead at Ridgewood. lie followed in the 
fciotsteps of his forefathers, and was a tiller 
id' the soil, passing his life in Edgewood, where 
he died, in 1830. He was noted for industry 
and probity of character. He married Mary 
\ iiiirliis. born Xovember 17, 1770, died Octo- 
bei- 21;. 1848. Children: i. John, born June 
28, 171)!, died 1860. 2. .\lbert, January 2^. 
1703. died 1881. 3. Anna, January 5, 1795, 
died 1833. 4. Martha, January 12, 1799, died 
1S73. 5. Ilenry, see forward. 6. Peter, Feb- 
ruary II. 1804, died 1887. 7. Ralph Wester- 
\elt. June 24. 1806, died 1880. 8. (jeorge. De- 
cember 7, 1808. 9. Caty. January 31, 1812. 
10. I'olly. September 16, '1814, died 1887. Of 
the suns, (ieorge, Peter and Ralph \\ ., settled 
in Ridgewocid, where they were known among 
the substantial husbandmen cif that town. 

(\l) Ilenry (2). .son of Ilenry (i) and 
.\lar\- (N'dorhis) \'an Emburgh. was born on 
the family homestead in Ridgewood. July 13, 
1801. died in Paterson, Xew Jersey, April 15, 
1870. He was reared on the home farm, and 
learned the wheelwright trade, which he fol- 
lowed for some time. He also owned and con- 
ducted the road house or hotel at the place 
now known as Maple Homestead, on the 
I'aramus road; this was one of the leading 
taverns on that road, being a favorite stopping 
place for travellers and drovers, and the last 
stopo\'er night ])lace before arriving in Xew 
^'ork•. lie also operated a wheelwright and 
blacksmith shop for a number of years with 
much success, .\bout 1846, having amassed 
an ample competence, he sold his farm to Jacob 
Demarest \"an Emburgh, and removed to Pat- 
erson, Xew Jersey, where he passed the re- 
mainder of his life. His career was active and 
useful. He became well-known to the leading 
cattle dealers and drovers of .Xew York as a 
genial and lioS]ntable, ami in business 
circles his name was everywhere regarded as 
synonymous with honor and integrity. He 
married (first) at Small Lots (now Fairlawn). 
r.ergen countv. .September id. 1820. Margaret 
Demarest. born .\])ril 12. l8oi . 'daughter of 
lacob and Keziah (llo])per) Demarest. Chil- 
dren: I. Jacob Demarest, l)orn July 12. 1822. 
see forward. 2. Maria, .August (), 1824: mar- 
ried Stejihen Terhune. 3. Henry. February 
14. 182(1: married (_'harity .\nn .\ckerman. 4. 
lames. March 3. 1828: married .Sarah Ter- 


liune. 5. jiihn il., October 29, 1829; married 
Olarissa Lewis. 6. Kezia. August 25, 1831, 
(lied October 8, 183 1. The mother of these 
children died October 16, 1831. Mr. Van 
I'.mburgh married (second), April 19, 1832, 
Jane Carlock. born January 27. 1816. Chil- 
dren: 7. leremiali. April 11, 1834: married 
Jane IbitL 8. Alfred. December 15, 1842: 
married Margaret Ho])per. The mother of 
these children died .\ugust 20, 1832. Mr. \'an 
luuburgh married (third), December 5, 1852, 
Matilda P>lauvelt, who died July 10, 1880, sur- 
viving her husband about ten years ; of this 
union there were no children. 

(\TI) Jacob Demarest, eldest son of Henrv 
(2) and Margaret (Demarest) \'an Emburgh, 
was born at Ridgewood. New Jersey, July 12. 
1822. died at the old home. June 4. 1907, after 
a married life of almost sixty-three years. He 
was reared and educated in his native town, 
and learned the trade of carpenter. He be- 
came a contracting carpenter, and as a result 
of his thrift and enterprise accumulated con- 
■^iderable property. He became prominent in 
tmvn affairs, and served for some time on the 
board of chosen freeholders. He was held in 
high esteem by all who knew him for his hon- 
esty and straightforwardness in all his affairs. 
He was an active member of the Dutch Re- 
formed (now Presb}'terian) church, and his 
influence was always for good. He married. 
April 15, 1844, ]\Iaria Jane Bogert, born at 
Hackensack, New Jersey. December 12, 1824, 
died October 20, 1906, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Demarest) Bogert. Children: i. John 
Henry, born July 25, 1845. 2. Sarah Jane, 
January 18, 1848. 3. Demarest, September 13, 
1849. fi'Cfl June 2, 1834. 4. Wesley, see for- 
ward. 5. Alargaret Matilda, July 25, 1854. 6. 
Jacob Demarest, January 25, 1857. 7. Cal- 
vin Bogert, June 3, 1839, died October 31, 
1839. 8. William, January 2, 1861, died .\u- 
gust 15, 1862. 9. Martha, March 26, 1863. 
10. IJzzie T., June 9, 1865, died November 13, 
1866. II. Irene, September 24, 1869. 

( VHI) Wesley, son of Jacob Demarest and 
]\laria Jane ( I'ogert) Van Emburgh, was born 
on the old family homestead, at Paramus 
(Ridgewood), Bergen county, New Jersey, 
November 201. 1831. ITe received his educa- 
tion in the old district school near the Paramus 
church. At the age of fifteen he went to New 
"S'ork Cit>- and served a five year apprentice- 
ship with an uncle, John \'an Emburgh, in the 
tailoring business. He made excellent ad- 
\ ancement. and ( k'tnber i. 1872. came to Pat- 
crsiin. New Jer-ey, where he took emplo\'ment 

as cutter in the tailoring department of \'ander- 
voort & Slingerland. On April I, 1878, with 
James Simonton, a fellow workman for the 
firm, as partner, he bought out that depart- 
ment, and from that time has continued in busi- 
TlCss at the same stand. During the more than 
thirty years of his mercantile career as mer- 
chant tailor, he has been recognized as one of 
the substantial and ])rogressive business men 
iif the city of Paterson. In religion he is a 
Presbyterian, and in politics a Democrat. He 
belongs to the liolland Society of New York, 
and the Bergen county (New Jersey) branch 
11 f the same organization. He is loyal to the 
nieuKiry of his ancestors, and deeply interested 
in all relating to their history. He has in his 
jiossession the original deed made about the 
year 1700 by F'eter Jansen to his early ances- 
tor. Dr. Johannes Van Imbrock, conveying the 
lands at Ridgewood, New Jersey, upon a part 
of which that village has been built up, and a 
portion of which is yet held in the Van Em- 
luirgh family. 

^[r. \'an Emburgh married, in New York 
( ity. August 29, 1883, .\nnie Brower, born 
there February 24, 1858, daughter of Peter D. 
and Rachel fRomaine) Brower. Her father 
was a leading merchant tailor in Eighth ave- 
nue. New York City. Children: i. \\'ilbur 
Demarest. born February 3. 1883 : married, 
June 28, 1906, Sadie Hicks : child, W'ilbur, born 
I'^eljruary 12, 1908. 2. Elizabeth Bogert, Au- 
gust 9, 1886: married, June 19, 1909, Charles 
Gilbert Milham. 3. Anita B., October 18. 
1888. 4. Clara Eleanor, February i. 1893. 

The Gastons of New Jersey be- 
( lASTON long to that large and stalwart 

class of Huguenot refugees who 
fled from the persecutions which followed upon 
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes over to 
the hospitable shores of Ireland. Here the 
founder of the family under consideration 
made a home for himself and his family, and 
here the founder of the .American family of the 
name was born and spent his early life, little 
dreaming that in a new world his descendants 
would number among themselves Hon. Athel- 
stan Gaston, of Pennsylvania, and Right Hon. 
AMlliam Gaston, A. M., LL. D.. speaker of the 
assembly and member of the senate of North 
Carolina, judge of the supreme court of North 
Carolina, and representative of that state in 
the Federal congress. 

( I ) Josejih Gaston, born in Ireland, of 
Huguenot refugee parentage, emigrated to the 
new world ;d)out 1720. and found his way over 



iiitii Xcw Jersey, wlierc he established hini- 
selt. married, and hrrmght ii]) his famil)' in 
Somerset county. \'o record remains of his 
wife's name or iiarentage, and the names of 
(inl_\- two oi his children have ct)me down to us. 
though he undoubtedly had otiiers. as repre- 
sentatives of the family not only in New' Jer- 
sev, New .York, and Pennsylvania, but also in 
the Southern states, claim to be descended 
from him. The two sons of whom record has 
been found are John, who is referred to below ; 
and Robert, whose daughter Margaret became 
the first wife of Daniel, son of .\aron and 
Charlotte ( Aliller ) Mellick, and whose son 
loseph married Margaret, daughter of .\aron 
and Charlotte (Miller) Mellick. 

(11) John, son of Jose])h Caston. the emi- 
grant, was born November 10. 1730. in Somer- 
set county, New Jersey, and died in the same 
county October 3, 1776. He was a farmer, 
and June 2/, 1758, married Elizaljeth, born 
April 4. 1738. in New Jersey, and died in Som- 
erset county. May 6, 1765, daughter of Will- 
iam and Katharine Ker, emigrants from .Scot- 
land to New Jersey. Children: i. Catharine, 
horn May 12, 1759, died April 14. 1762. 2. 
William, referred to below. 3. Joseph, Ijorn 
May 29, 1763, died October 16, I7<76; married, 
.November, 1772, iNIargaret Lines, and had at 
least two children, William B. (laston and John 
( iaston. both of Somerville. New Jersey. All 
of the above are buried in Lamington church- 

(HI) William, second child and eldest son 
of John and Elizabeth (Ker) Gaston, was born 
in Somerset comity. New Jersey. May 13, 1761, 
and died there February 13. 1809. Like his 
father he was a farmer. December 10, 1782, 
he married Naomi, second child of John, son 
of George Teeple, who emigrated to America 
from Germany about 1700, and his wife Mar- 
garet, (laughter of Jeremiah and Naomi Cast- 
ner. who was born July 15. 1737, and died 
.March 17. 1813. three hours before her hus- 
band. John Teeple. Naomi (Teeple) Gaston 
was born in New Jersey, July 20, 1760, and 
died June 24. 1818. Her elder sister. May 
Teeple. born December 21, 1756, died October 
21. i8if>; her younger sister. Ann Teeple, born 
April 13. 17^)4. died June 9. 1803. Children of 
William and Xaomi ( Teejile ) Gaston: 1-2. 
John and William, both referred to below. 3. 
Walter (iaston, born October 10. 1787, died 
November 8, same year. 4. Margaret, born 
October 30, 1789. 5. Josejih (Jaston. born 
l'"el)ruary 13. 1792. died .April 5. 1814. 6-7. 
Janie^ and ' ilivi-r, twins, born Januarv 8. 1795. 

James d\ ing in i8(k). and ( )liver in young man- 
hood. June 10. 1821. 8. .\braham Gaston, born 
April j^, \/')/. (lied January. 1823. 9. Hugh, 
named after his cousin, the revolutionarv sol- 
dier. b(jrn August 27. 1800, died a >iiung man. 
March 30. 1821. 

( I\' ) John ( 2 ). eldest child of William and 
Naomi ('feeiile) (laston. was born in Somer- 
set count}'. .\ew Jersey. September 26, 1783. 
and died in that county June 21. 1857. Octo- 
ber 17. 1805. he niarried Sarah, only daughter 
of Daniel and Hilary (Thompson) Castner. 
(hildren: 1. William Ker Gaston, born July 
23. 180(1, died December 24, 1885. 2. Daniel 
Castner (laston. born ( )ctober 14, 1807, died 
.\ugust 2. 1888. 3. Samuel ISarnes Gaston, 
born Decemi)er 14, 1809, died November I, 
1870. 4. Margaret Gaston, born November 
21). iSii. died ( )ctober 31, 1869. 5. Robert 
(iaston, horn December 15. 1813. died Febru- 
ary 17. i8(jo. (I. Josejjh. born April 12, 1816, 
died December 3, 1832. 7. [ohn. born .Au.gust 
31. 1818. died February 3. "1888. 8-9. Oliver 
liarnes and Naomi, twins, born January 14. 
1820; Oliver Barnes Gaston died January 8. 
i8()4: Naomi Gaston married Isaac F. Stevens, 
had five children, and died October 17. 1897. 
10. llugli Craston. referred to below. 11. Isaac 
(laston. born July 2^. 1823. died in Newark. 
Xew Jerse\'. in 1900. 

(\ ) Hugh, tenth child and eighth son of 
John (2) and .Sarali (Castner) Gaston, was 
born in .Somerset county. New Jersey, April 
2\. 1823. and died in Pluckemin, New Jersey. 
.March 23. 1899. He was named for his uncle. 
He was a faruier. P'or a long time be was con- 
nected with the Dutch Reformed church, but. 
the 1 'resljyterians becoming numenjus in T'luck- 
emin. he became one of tlie most prominent of 
them, and it is mainly due to his efforts that 
the Presbyterian church there was built. Mr. 
(jaston had a very good voice, and for rnany 
years sang in different churches as a chorister, 
performing this service in Pluckemin and 
Readington from iSix) to 1881. in North 
liranch from 1881 to 1884, and at Somerville 
from 1884 until the time of his death. He was 
a Republican, and was for many years col- 
lector of taxes for Somerset county, while for 
a number of vears he was one of the chosen 

November 2. 1884, Hugh (jaston married 
Jane \'anderveer Garretson. Her tather was 
Peter Garret.son. who by his first wife, Jane 
Conover. had three: (Garret Remsen Garret- 
son. I'ileanor Sehenck Garretson, and .Ann 
l\li/a I'icld Garretson. \)\ his second wife. 



(_ athariiif W'ilscjii, Ik- 1i;u1 jane \ aiulerveer 
(^arretson. i-eferred t<> ahuve, burn September 
2tj. 1S28. and Catharine W'ortman ( iarretson, 
Mary Pinnyea. William Sloan. Martha Parker 
and John Wilson ( larretson. Mrs. Jane \'an- 
<!erveer ((iarretson) (laston is still living in 
Somerville. Children of Hugh and Jane \'an- 
derveer ( Carretson ) Ciaston: 1. Robert, born 
August 21. 1845. died June 11, 1852. 2. Cath- 
arine, born January 24, 1847. ^'^'l' living; mar- 
ried ( first ) Andrew Quick ; one child. Jane. 
married Archibald Derby, and lives in Arling- 
ton. Xew Jersey; Catharine married (second) 
( )scar Dunham. 3. Sarah Gaston, born Janu- 
ary 29. 1849, married William \'oorhees. of 
Jacksonville. Illinois; children: Lena May 
\'oorhees. married Otto Coultas. of Riggston. 
Illinois; and Hugh \'oorhees. unmarried. 4-5. 
Hilary and Martha, twins, born March 5. 1851. 
both died in infancy. Mary on .August 8, and 
.Martha on Se]5tember 12, 1851. 6. Margaret 
(iaston. born Januar\- 29, 1853, married Ira 
\ oorhees ; no children. 7. Cornelia Gaston, 
born September 22. 1855. married James C. 
llenry. now deceased, no children. 8. Jane 
Gaston, born November 21. 1857; married 
Isaac Xewton Dumont ; one child, Helen, un- 
married. 9. Marrietta (iaston. born January 
7. iSfto; married Peter B. lOumont ; lives in 
.Somer\ ille ; children : Emma Jane, married 
William Parry; Hugh (jaston; Cornelia and 
Irene, bntli nc)w dead; Lilian, wife of William 
Hill; Mary; Harold; and .\rthur. 10. John 
(iarretson Gaston, referred to below. n. 
Hugh (jaston, born June 11, 1865, died .August 
II. i8fi6. 12. Isaac (Iaston. born October 20. 
1867. died September 9. 1868. 13. William 
(iarretson Gaston. Ixirn March 14. 1870; is 
a->istart cashier (if b'ifth .\veuue National 
Hank. .New ^'ork City; married, ( )ctober 12. 
i8()7. I'^lizabetb Sutphen. daughter of David 
Kline Craig and Mary Elizabeth .\mmerman ; 
children: Katharine Craig Gaston, born L'eb- 
ruar\- 4. died June 5. 1903. and Mary Eliza- 
beth (laston. born August 22. igo8. 

I \ I I jolin (iarretson. tenth child and sec- 
ond son (eldest son to reach maturity) of 
Hugh and Jane \ anderveer ((iarretson) Gas- 
ton, was born in Pluckemin, New Jersey. .-Au- 
gust 28. 1862. and is now living in Somerville. 
I-~or his early education he went to the North 
P.ranch district school and then came to Som- 
erville. where he obtained a clerkship about 
1881 with the grocery firni of Tunison & Losev- 
with whom he remained for two years. In 1883 
he procured a better position as clerk for the 
<li\ goods firm of I. D. .^niith. and this place 

he kept for eight \ears more, when he found 
himself in a position to set x\\y in business for 
himself, whicli he did in 189 1, forming the firm 
of John ( !. (jaston & Company, dry goods, the 
company being Philip Case. In 1905 Air. 
( iaston was appointed postmaster of Somer- 
ville. which he has since held. He is a Repub- 
lican, but outside of his present post he has 
held no office. He is a Mason and Elk, a mem- 
ber of the P. C). S. -A., the Royal Arcanum, 
and the Independent Order of Foresters, and 
is also a member of the Somerville Athletic 
(.'lub. He attends the Second Reformed Church' 
of which he has been deacon from 1893 to 
1893. f^li^' latter year being also treasurer, and 
<leac(jn again from 1904 to 1906. He is vice- 
president of the First National Bank of Som- 
erville. and also of the Somerville Realty Com- 

.March 17. 1880. |ohn (iarretson (iaston 
married in Somerville, at the home of his 
father-in-law. Ella Picrgen Smith, born at 
.Vorth liranch, February 8. 1868. Her father, 
Cornelius \'an Dyne Smith, born October 15, 
1831, died I-'ebruary 10, 1889, married, Octo- 
ber 14, 1857, Judith Tuni.son, second daughter 
of .Andrew .-A. and Ellen .Ann ( \'an Marter) 
Ten Eyck. born I'ebruary 28. 1829, and now- 
living with Air. Ciaston and her daughter. Chil- 
dren of Cornelius \'an Dyne and Judith Tuni- 
son (Ten Eyck) Smith: i. Eugene Ten Eyck 
Smith, born May 10. 1858, died April 4, 1890, 
married Catharine Hodge, and had one child, 
-Margaret, who lives in Brooklyn; ii. .Anna 
\ osseler Sniith, born October 20. 1859. died 
Ala\- 2. 1885, married December 12, 1883, Ste- 
|ilien \ an Clief. but had no children ; iii. Louisa 
Ten Eyck ."^mith. born July 29. 18(13, married 
(ieorge D. Totten. Jime 2. 1886; iv. Ella Ber- 
gen Smith, referred to above. 

John (iarretson and Ella Bergen ( .^niith ) 
(iast<in have one child, (ieorge Gaston, born 
May I, 1887. who graduated from the Somer- 
ville high school in 1903, and from Penning- 
ton Seminary in 1905, and in now paying teller 
of the Carnegie Trust Company in New A'ork 
(. ity. 

( I\ ) \\ illiam. second child and son of W ill- 
iam and Xaomi ( Teeple ) Gaston, was bori-i in 
Somerset county. New Jersey, September 2r). 
1785. and died September 12, 1837. .After 
reaching manhood he left the place of his birth 
and established a home for himself in Savan- 
nah. ( ieorgia. where at a meeting of the mer- 
chants and citizens generally held "'in pursu- 
ance of a public notice at the exchange in the 
Citv of Savannah, on Thursday. ,Se])tember 

STATE OF NEW ll-.kSl-A' 

ii-t. i''^,^7. fur the piiriicisc ut ti-sti t'yini; tlit'ir 
re^ix-'Ct fur lii> Liieiiiiir\ ami their dec]) >ense 
(if Idss sustained hy this cnnimunit\- hy his 
decease," the fnlldwiiiy; prcanihle and resdhi- 
tii ins w ere adnpted : 

■'\\'illiam (jaston. (or many yt-ars Loiispitiiout^ as 
line of our most eminent mercliants and respectable 
riiizens, having: tieen, through the dispensa- 
tion of Providence removed from tis by death, and 
iliis sad event having occurred when at a dislance 
from this, the place of his home, so that his felluw- 
oitizens were denied the melanclioly satisfaction of 
individually offering to his remains the last rites of 
respect and affection, they deem it proper publii 1\ 
to commune on the occasion and to express iheir 
deep regret for a bereavement which cannot but 
touch the sympathies, not only of this commuriit\-. 
but of thousands far away, for the stranKi-is" 
friend will not be unwept, while gratitude yields to 
worth the just tribute of a tear . . Mr. Caston, 
as a merchant, was distinguished for his intelli- 
gence. Industry and Integrity, for his promjitness. 
frankness and liberality As a citizen lie was 

patriotic, public-spirited and munificent, and in the 
contribution of private charity, of unsurpassed 
benevidence . . He was tlie patron of merit in 
every form, and emphallcally the friend of llie 
stranger, dispensing with a liberal hand the avails 
of his honorable and successful enterprise 
In the intercourse of domestic life his friends can 
through long years I'ememher liis cheerful welcome 
and kind hospitality, liis glowing genius, refined 
intelligence and accomplished manners, his gener- 
ous and confiding spirit . . In his character as a 
man and a citizen he combined a rare assemblage 
of virtues, which no time i-an efface from our mem- 
ory: and although they ai'e extensively known and 
appreciated, we take the ipelanclioly pleasure of 
repeating them, as a saltitary contemplation ;iiol 
attractive example: and for their commemoration, 
be it further resolved. Thai under the superlntend- 
ance of a committee to be apjtointed foi' that ]tur- 
pose. there shall be erected in Ihe Old Cemelery. a 
vault for the intermenl of strangers, which s.all 
hear lire lunne of The iJaslon Vault, as a monu- 
ment to perpetuate llie living kindness of tlie 
strangers' friend, and teiiching posterit.\* a lesson 
of universal philanthropy . . . Also, that the chair- 
man, in behalf of this meeting, he re(iuestetl to 
address William K. caston a letter, requesting liim 
. . . to have the remains ot his late uncle. \^ illiam 
I'.aston. Esq.. brought to this city, it being in llie 
opinion of this meeting the most pioio-r place for 
their repose." 

The .\ll)riolit family (if 1 'enn- 
\ 1 J'lk 1( il I T sylvania and New Jersey 

seems almust nndi)ul)tedly to 
he iif (icrman orifjin and to have had for its 
founder (leorge Alhrccht, who. with his sons, 
was so prominent a fij^ure in the early history 
of Ihicks and Chester comities. I'nfortmiate- 
Iv. however, the records of the descendants of 
( ieoroe Alhrecht and his children are too scanty 
to make the jiriKif an ahsulnte (inc. ;md al- 

tlmugh there is no e\idence tn indicate that 
there is any connection hetween the .Mhri^dit 
famiU which ap|)ears in two or three places in 
Xew England, with the Xew Jersey family of 
the name, which is at jiresent under considera- 
tion, there is, of course, a possibility that such 
a ctiimection exists. 

( I ) John .\lbright, earliest known ancestor 
of the present branch, was born in the first 
(|uarter of the last century. He enlisted in 
Company 1'", Twelfth Xew Jersey \dlunteer 
Infantry, from .Mullica Mill, Gloucester coun- 
ty, .Xew Jerse\', commanded by Captain lul- 
ward L. .Stratton, and he was killed at the 
battle of ( iettysburg, I 'ennsyhania, Jul\' ,V 
i8'i,^, leaxing a widow, llannah C, anil a son, 
Eouis W'.. referred tt) below. 

( II ) Louis \\'., only living child of John and 
llannah C. { Haines) .\lbright, was born June 
4. 1 1^5(1. and is now living in Camden, .Xew 
Jersey, .\ftcr lea\'ing school he took up the 
newspaper business and was a newspajier man 
for more than thirty years. At the first he 
was connected with the Camden Post, and left 
that paper in order to take a position on the 
f'hikulrlpliia I^ublic Lcdi/rr. at that time under 
the editorshi]) of ( .eorge W. Childs. ( )f this 
celebrated Philadelphia paper, Mr. .Mbright 
was the Xew Jersey editor for twenty years. 
( )n Se])tember 28, 1902. with his son. William 
Haines .Mbright, .Mr. .Albright bought the 
i'liiistitiitidii of Wooilbury, Xew Jersey. This 
pa]ier. which was and still is the Re])ublican 
party or,i;an of ( iloucester county. .Mr. Al- 
bright and his son have very greatly imjiroved 
and enlarged, and they are now conducting it 
with \'ery marked success. It is the oldest 
news|iaper in southern Xew Jersey, having 
been established in 1834. Mr. Albright mar- 
ried .Maroaret C. daughter of John and Elvira 
."stringer, the fi inner a textile weaver of Eng- 
land, who came over to this country and set- 
tled first in I'ennsylvania and later in Cilou- 
cester (itw Xew Jersey. Children: (. Will- 
iam llaines. referred to Ijelow. 2. Frank 
Stringer, born .\ugust 1(1. 1877. city editor of 
the I'tisl I'rhujrain. of Camden: married Annie 
Sheiiperkotter, and has one child, Lillian May. 
:5 Louis Marry Knerr, born 1880 ; married ATay 
I'arker. of Camden, and has one child, Louis 
II. 4. Lillian May, born 1S83: married Fran- 
cis II. .Stevens, of Camden. 

I III ) William llaines, eldest child of Louis 
W, :iuil Margaret L. (Stringer) Albright, was 
burn at l'".Imer. Salem county, X^ew Jersey, De- 
cember 20, 1875. For his earlv education he 
was sent fu the public schouls of (lluiicester 



•LitN' ami Camden, New Jersey. Early in life 
he entered t!ie service of the Philadelphia /^/(/>- 
lic Ledger, of which his father was at that 
time the Xew Jersey editor, and for the next 
eleven years acted as one of the reportorial 
staff of that i)aper, and as its field correspond- 
ent for South Jersey, until September 28, iy02. 
when he, with his father, bought the W'cjod- 
bury Coiistitiitiuii. which since that time he 
has assisted his father to edit and conduct, lie 
has his home at Woodlnir)'. h'rom IQ04 t<i 
1905 he served as the private secretary of the 
speaker of the Xew Jerse_\- house of assembly, 
and during igo6 to 1908 inclusive as the assist- 
ant secretary of the New Jersey state senate. 
^Ir. Albright has always been devoted to the 
history of his state, and to the preservation of 
its great histnrical relics and monuments. He 
is a member 1.1 f the ( iloucester County His- 
torical Society, and was aj^pointed by Governor 
.Stokes, of -Xew Jerse\-, j)resident of the Red 
Bank liattle ^Monument Commission, whose 
object was the erection of the monument com- 
memorating that episode of the revolutionary 
war. Mr. Albright has always been interested 
in and an active member of the Republican 
Ijarty. He is a member of the (iloucester 
County Rei)ublican Club, and its secretary for 
several years. He is a member of the .Ancient 
(.)rder of Cnited WUrkmen, Woodbury Coun- 
try Club. Hoard of Trade, Improved Order of 
Hepti>.sophs, and the I'riendship Fire Company. 
William Haines .Albright married, March 30, 
1897, Klla Ituzby. daughter of Francis and 
Elizabeth Hoogar, of W'illiamstown, and later 
of Haddon Heights, .Xew Jersey. Child, Paul- 
ine (iibsnn. burn .May h. H)02. 

Thomas Cawley. the first mem- 
( \\\ l.l'A' her of this family of whom we 

have definite information, was 
a farmer in .Xi>rtham]iton county, Pennsyl- 
\ania. lie may have been the son of the 
Thomas "Cally." who witnessed the will of 
(ieorge Reichert, of .Xorthampton county. .\])ril 
5, 1787. In ])olitics Thomas Cawley was an 
old line \\ big. Children : Thomas S., referred 
to below : h'li, b'ranklin, James, .Absolom, W'ill- .^arab. Jacob. 

ill) Thomas .'^., son of Thomas Cawley. of 
Xorthampton county. Pennsylvania, was born 
there in i8o(j, and died in Hunterdon county, 
Xew Jersey, in 1859. .After receiving his edu- 
cation in the common scliools he became a 
shoemaker and successfully plied his trade for 
many years. He was a Republican in politics, 
and an active member of the Christian Church, 

in which he was chosen at different times to all 
the lay offices, lie married Mary .\., daughter 
of James Smith, who died November 5, 1888, 
aged seventy-five years. Children, the first 
three deceased before 1896: Thomas F., James 
Smith. .Sarah; William H., referred to below; 
iennic, Ataiah. 

( 111 ) William 11., son of Thomas S. and 
.Mary .\. (.Smith) Cawley, was born in Hunt- 
erdon county. .Xew Jersey, in 1846, and is now 
i'\ing in .Somerville, New Jersey. He received 
his education in the common schools of Hunter- 
don county, and leaving the home farm when 
si.\teen years of age, he enlisted in the L'nion 
army at the outbreak of the civil war, and 
served throughout the entire war until after 
the surrender of General Robert E. Fee, being 
promoted first corporal, then sergeant, and 
lastly commissary, .\fter the war was over 
lie started in the business of turning spokes, 
but later gave this up in order to engage in a 
wholesale and retail restaurant business. He 
then established a bottling business at Somer- 
\ille. .Xew Jerse\', which he operated success- 
full\ for four years, together with a similar 
]ilant at Dover, New Jersey. In addition to 
these enter]irises Mr. Cawley owned a good 
farm, was a director of the Second National 
Hank of Somerville. and connected with a 
number of other financial institutions. In poli- 
t'Cs he is a staunch and active Republican. He 
i^ a member of (jen. W'adsworth Post, No. 73, 
( .. .\. R. : of Lodge of the Castle, No. 82. 
Knights of Pythias: of Solomon Lodge, I. O. 
( '. 1'"., and in this last has passed through all 
the chairs. I le married, July 3, 1867. Mary .\., 
daughter of Josejjh Gilbert' Children. Will- II.. junior teller of Second National Hank 
of Somerville; Jemiie I!.; Chester .\rthur. re- 
ferred to below. 

(1\') Chester .Vrthur, son of William 11. 
and Mary .\. ((iilbert) Cawley, was born in 
Somerville, Xew Jersey, .April 27, 1882, and is 
rmw living in that town. .After receiving his 
e;irly education in the Somerville public school 
he took the course at a commercial college in 
Xew N'ork City, and then began to learn his 
father's business. Starting at the bottom he 
a])])lied himself diligently, and gradually rose 
step by ste]) until he had attained the position 
of manager of the Flemington branch of the 
business, which he held until the firm was in- 
corporated, when he was recalled to Somer- 
ville and made secretary of the new corpora- 
tion, which now has a jjaid up capital of ?35.- 
000, and an undivided surplus of profits of 
,*s3i,ooo. This position Mr. Cawley still retains. 


He is ail active wurker for the Republican 
I 'arty in his county, and liesides being member 
of many clubs in Philadelphia, Memington, 
Somerville and other cities, he organized and 
was made the tirst president of the Somerville 
Athletic Club. Me is a member of the F. and 
A. ]\I. of New Jersey, of the Nobles of the 
.Mystic Shrine, and of the local chapter of the 
llcnevolent and Protective Order of Elks, in 
which he holds the chair of Esteemed L. K. 
I le is also an ardent and enthusiastic promoter 
and supporter of the Somerville baseball organ- 
ization. He married, Sejitember 2, 1908, Jen- 
nie 1!., daughter of P'rederick and llarbara 

John Patterson, the tirst 

P.ATTFR.SOX member of this family of 
whom we have definite in- 
formation was burn in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. March ■}(>, 1781. He may liave been 
the son of Charles and Alary Patterson, who 
was born there October 14, 1752, and who was 
baptized in the First Presbyterian Church to- 
gether with his brother ^Villiam and his sisters 
Elizabeth and Mary. August 2S. 1762. He 
\\as twice married. The children of his first 
marriage were: I. James, deceased. 2. Sam- 
uel, referred ti.> below. 3. Francis, removed 
to New York. 4. Eliza, married John Kerr, 
of P)aItimore. an auditor of one of the rail- 
road companies there. 5. Mary .\nn, deceased. 
Children of second marriage: 6. John, who 
was for many years an official of the House of 
Correction, in P'hiladelphia. 7. Sarah, mar- 
ried Mr. Higginbottom. and was mur<lere(l 
.several years ago. 

(H) Samuel, son of John Patterson, of 
Philadeljihia, died in Swedesborough. New 
Jersey, in 1834, leaving an infant son b'rancis 
F., referred to below. 

(]H) I'rancis 1'"., son of Sanuiel Patter- 
son, of Swedesborough, New Jersey, was only 
tiiree m(.)nths old when his father died. He 
married .\bigail Derrickson, daughter of Will- 
iam Null, of Null's Mill, Cumberland count\-. 
New Jerse_\-. and grandilaughter of Michael 
Null, .-\mong their children was braucis I-'. 
Jr.. referred to below. 

fl\') l-'rancis V. Jr.. son of Francis ]•". ( 1 1 
and .Abigail Derrickson ( .\'ull ) Patterson, was 
born in Newark, New Jersey, July 30. 18(17. 
For his early education he was sent to the pub- 
lic schools at Woodbury, New Jersey, and to 
the hriends" .Academy there, which latter lie 
attended for about a vear. Leaving school 
w lien lie was fifteen vears of age, he entered 

a printing otifice and has Ijecii in <jiie ever 
since, rising gradually from the humble post 
of [irinter's devil through all the various grad- 
uations of position to editor and pro^jrietor. 
I'lir some time he was a reporter and later 
on the editorial staff of the Philadeliiliia Rec- 
ord, then for a time v\as reported on the stati' 
of the Philadel|)hia Times, tlie Philadelphia 
Ich'ijraph. the Paltimore Herald, the C'amden 
( .\ew Jersey) Sunday Rez'iezi.', and the Cam- 
den lelei/raiii. Mr. Patterson is an ardent 
and influential member of the Republican 
party, and has ik.jI only done valuable work 
for its interests, but has served it ami his 
country in more than one capacity at various 
times. In 1899 he was a member of the New 
Jersey legislature, and in 1900 he was elected 
clerk of Camden county, and again in K}03 he 
was re-elected to the same position, which he 
now holds. In religion Mr. i'atterst.iii is a 
member of the P'irst Presbyterian Church of 
Camden. He also is a member of the A'oung 
.Men's Christian .Association of Camden, of 
the Camden Hoard of Trade, and of the board 
of directors of the Camden Republican Club 
of Camden. .\s a Mason Mr. Patterson is 
ardent and enthusiastic and prominent in manv 
hollies. He is a memljer of Camden Lodge 
.\<i. 15. ¥. and .\. A I., i.if Camden; of Siloam 
Cha|iter No. m), R. .\. M., of C'amden ; a 
Knight Tem])lar. and a noble cif Crescent 
rem|)le. Mystic .^hrine, of Trenton. He has 
also taken all of the consistory degrees in 
b'ree Atasonry up to and including the thirty- 
second degree. He alsc.i is a member of the 
( )rder of hdks and the Improved < )rder of 
Red Alen. 

Mr. Patterson married, .September 23, 189'!, 
Isabel I'^owler. <)augliter oi Captain Robert 
L. Leyburn. of Tamai|ua. Pennsvlvania. ( liil- 
dren : b'rancis b'l.ird (^); Robert Levburn ; 
Isabel E. .\.. and Marv\\ull. 

This famiU' name is of 
XORTHRCP binglish origin, and is a 
compound of the words 
.X'orth and the .Saxon thorp (middle I'Jighsh 
tlirope). meaning town, or village. The earli- 
est mention of the name found in I^ngland is 
of the marriage of Maude, daughter of Simon 
.Vortlircipe, in county York, in the reign of 
Henry All. (1485-1509). ln*tlie Yorkshire Register, vol. ix. ap])ears the follow- 
ing : i()04 : Xorthro]). .Vorthrope : 1^117 : North- 
r<ipc; i()4i): Xorthrope; ir)()4: Xortliroppe. 

( I ) Josei)h Xorthru|). founder of the fam- 
ily in America, came from A'orksliire. i'.ng- 

1 1 ) )S 


laml, with Sir kichanl Salt' install, in I'Latnn 
and I )a\x'n|iiirt's C(ini]>any. in the ship "1 lec- 
tin- ami Martha." landini; at Huston un July 
-'(>, I '137. With others he formed the .settle- 
ment lit .\lilford, Connecticut, in 1639, and 
his name appears as one of the forty-four 
"IVee Planters" on the document which laid 
the fiinndatiiin for their government of the 
"I 'lantatiiin." Thencefiirward the name .Vorth- 
nip a|)|)ears frei|nently in the records, and 
e!e\'en ditterent .\orthnip signatures are a]i- 
jiended to the patent granted hy the (lovernor 
and C'om])any to Milford in 1713. Joseph 
Xorlhrn]! married .Mary, daughter of h'rancis 
.Xorton. lie died .September 11. i()<ii). 

( 11 ) Joseph (2). son of Jo.seph (i) \orth- 
rnp, \\;is horn Jidy 17, 164Q, and died June 
I, 1700. lie married Miriam, daughter of 
lames lUakeman, son of Rev. .\aron IMake- 
man. who was horn in Stratfordshire, Eng- 
land, in I3<;f^. and was hrcd at Christ College, 
( )xford. luigland. matriculated .May 28. 1617. 

( 111 ) Moses, son of Josejjh (J) Xorthrup, 
was baptized March 31. lAy^. He removed 
to Dutchess county. New ^'ork. in 1734. and 
died in 174(1 or 1747. lie marrieil Abigail 

(1\ ) I'.enjamin. son of Moses .\'iii'thru|), 
was born in Dutchess count)'. Vew N'urk. in 
1731). lie removed to Sussex county, .New 
Jersey, in 1760, and died there September 4. 
1774. lie married M. Eenora Whitehead. 

I \' ) .Moses ij). son of lienjamin Xorth- 
ini|i. was born in I7'i2, in Xewtoii. .Sussex 
connty. Xew Jersey, and died there -\ugust 
4. 1X4(1. lie kept a general store, and erected 
and o])erated a mill for carding wool. The 
mill was continued by a son and grandson in 
turn, and its walls are still standing in iqio. 
lie married. May 1. 1787. Sarah De Witt. 

l\'l) James, son of .Moses \2) .Xorthrup. 
was bijrn January 3. 1806, on the Xorthru]i 
homestead (the carding mill jiruperty). in 
.Sussex connty. .Xew Jersey, and died there 
October 15, 1876. He followed the business 
of wool-carding and cloth-dressing, and .also 
i-onducted a farm. He was a man of promi- 
nence in the community, and held various 
town iifhces. He married, .\pril 29, 182(1. 
\lary \ .•uiglin. burn .March 20. 1809. Chil- 
dren: I 'hiielie. born b\d)ruary 1 j. 1827: Rich- 
ard \.. Angus* 25, 1828: .Moses ).. November 
21. 1830; Thompson. .Xnxember t8. 1832: 
I \ni,in. 1 )(,-cember 17. 1834; .Sarah. July 7. 
1X37: Mar\- Amelia. Xovember ii), 1831;: ^lon- 
trva. \]iril id. 1 S43 ; Austin and ( )scar. twin--. 
\ngusi 7. 1S47. 

(\ 11) ( )scar. siiii of James .Xorthroii. was 
l)orn -\ugust 7. 1X47. in Sussex county. .Xew 
Jersey, on the .Xorthrup homestead (carding 
mill property), and died there in 1900. He 
was a farmer by occupation. He was a I'res- 
byterian in religion, and a Re]inblican in poli- 
tics, lie married, November 19, 1867, Mary 
riiillips. born in .Sussex county, January 17, 
I S44, daughter of Xelson and Rebecca 
( \\ ykei' ) l'hilli|)s. Children: .Sallie I'inkney, 
liiirn June 7. i8'i8. now deceased; James 
llenr\. liorn .March 17. 1871 ; .Sinmn rhilli])s. 
horn August 2^. \Hj(h 

( \ 1 1 h Simon Phillips, son of Oscar Xorth- 
rup. was born near liranchville, Susse.x coun- 
ty. .Xew Jersey, .August 23, 1876. He attend- 
ed the puljlic schools, and at the early age of 
sixteen was a teacher in Sussex county public 
schools. He completed his literary studies in 
Dickinson College. Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 
graduating in 1897, the year in which he at- 
tained his majority. He entered the \'ale 
Law School, Xew Haven, Connecticut: wdiile 
a student there he was president of the W'ay- 
l;>nd ( lub : and at his graduation in 1899 he 
received the Kent jM'ize for superiority in de- 
bate. In T'ebruary of the same year he was 
.idmitted to the Xew Jerse}' bar. 'The same 
year he was engaged in the law otTice of 
( leorge P. Rust, in Passaic, from i<)00 to i<-;03 
in the office of h'lavel Mc(iee. in Jersey City, 
and in 11)03 '" the office of Edward M. Colie. 
in .Xewark. In 1904-3 he was in law partner- 
ship with h'rancis Lafferty. at Newark, under 
the tirm name of Northru]) & Laflferty. In 
i<)0'> he became associated with the Fidelity 
'Trust Company, and is now assistant title 
officer of that corporation. With his family 
beholds luembership in the Park Presliyterian 
( Inu'eb. Ne\\ark. In ]iolitics he is a Democrat. 

.\!r. Xorthrup married in .Xewark. .Xovein- 
bei- 1). (1)04. Jennie Mabel Roe, born in ISranch- 
\ille. Xew Jersey. Ma\- 2. 1880. daughter of 
• ieiirge Warren and T'lizabeth (.Adams) Roe: 
the father is a bookkeeper, and has one other 
child, Warren .\dams Roe. Mr. and Mrs. 
Xorthrup have one child. Mary I'.lizabeth. 
born .Xo\-ember 1 3. li>o'i. 

.\s the name indicates, 
Ml AI. LISTER the .Mc.Mlister family of 
.Xew Jersey belongs to 
that stalwart band of Scotch-Irish ancestry 
which had done so much to shape the destiny 
of this country during the early stages of its 
life as an independent nation. 

( I I William McAllister, the earliest known 



ancestor of the branch at present under con- 
sideration, was a prominent citizen of Sharps- 
town, New Jersey, where his children were 
born : i. Thomas, referred to below. 2. Irene, 
married G. Howard \'an Meter. 3. Johanna, 
married W'ilHam C. Hanna. 4. Raymond, 
married Rachael \ an Meter. 

(II) Thomas, sun uf William McAllister, 
of Sharpstown, was born in Cumberland coun- 
ty, New Jersey, in 1858. He married Phebe 
Garrison, daughter of Samuel Batten, a farmer 
living near Swedesboro, New Jersey. She was 
born in Deerfield, Cumberland county. New 
Jersey, in 1862. Among their children is Al- 
bert Robeson, referred to below. 

(III) Albert Robeson, son of Thomas and 
Phebe Garrison (Batten) McAllister, was 
born at Shiloh, New Jersey, November 4, 
1879, and is now living at Bridgeton. For his 
early education he attended the public schools 
of Bridgeton and the West Jersey Academy, 
from which latter he graduated in 1898. After 
leaving school he took up the study of law in 
the office of Messrs. Hampton and Fithian, of 
Bridgeton, New Jersey, and was admitted to 
the supreme court to the New Jersey bar in 
February, 1903, as an attorney, and as coun- 
sellor in February, 1906, since which time he 
has been engaged in his general practice of his 
profession in I'.ridgeton. Mr. McAllister is an 
active, energetic and able member of the Repub- 
lican party, and since he was admitted as coun- 
sellor he has been the corporation counsel for 
the city of Bridgeton. He is a member of the 
New Jersey State Bar Association, and also of 
the Cumberland County Bar .Association, and is 
regarded as one of the ablest of the rising gener- 
ation of lawyers in South Jersey. In November, 
igog, Mr. AfcAllister was elected by the Repub- 
lican party to the house of assembly of New Jer- 
>ey. His secret society affiliations are with Even- 
ing Star Lodge, No. 105, I'ree and Accepted 
Masons, of Bridgeton,andCohansey Lodge, No. 
205,IndependentOrderof Odd Fellows, of Bur- 
lington, New Jersey. He is a member of Second 
Presbyterian Church, of Bridgeton, New Jersey. 

November 29, 1905, Hon. Albert Robeson 
McAllister married Carolyn, daughter of Colo- 
nel J. Howard Willets, of Port Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, who has borne him two children : Al- 
bert Robeson, Jr., born October 6, 1906, and 
John Howard, February i, igog. 

This name ilerived its origin 
S.AWYER from an occupation. In New 
England it was formerly identi- 
cal with that of Saver. The New England 

Sawyers are for the most part the posterity of 
John Sawyer, a well-to-do farmer of Lincoln- 
shire, England, whose sons William, Edward 
and Thomas arrived in the Massachusetts bay 
colony about the year 1636. William settled 
in New-bury, Massachusetts, and Thomas was 
(ine of the original settlers of Lancaster, Mass- 
achusetts. Bearers of this name have won 
distinction as clergymen, jurists, statesmen, 
merchants and manufacturers. It is worthy 
of note that the officers of a company recruit- 
ed in Lancaster for service in the American 
revolution were all named Sawyer, and it is on 
record that no less than eighteen members of 
the Lancaster family-descendants of Thomas, 
were in the Continental army at the same time. 
They also assisted in defending the colonies 
against the aggressions of the I-'rench and In- 
dians, and the name is well represented in the 
muster-rolls of the war of 1812-13, the strug- 
gle with Me.xico and the civil war. General 
Thomas Sawyer and two others of this sur- 
name, bearing the same title, are known to 
have settled in Vermont shortly after the Amer- 
ican revolution. The branch of the Sawyer 
family about to be mentioned, and of which 
Waldo Fitch Sawyer, M. D., the present mayor 
of A ineland. New Jersey, is a representative, 
is doubtless descended from either William or 
Thomas, referred to above, but owing to the 
fragnentory condition of the X'ermont records 
an attempt to obtain his line of descent from 
the immigrant has proved fruitless. 

( 1 ) The earliest ancestor of the family men- 
tioned in the data at hand was Ebenezer Saw- 
yer, Dr. Sawyer's grandfather, who was a 
native of Thetford, Vermont. He resided on 
Christian street, in that town, and reared a 

( 11 ) James, son of Ebenezer Sawyer, was 
born in Thetford, December 25, 1825. He was 
one of the pioneer settlers in Kansas, going 
there overland from \'ermont and carrying 
with him the first Sharpe's rifle ever used in 
that locality. He erected the first dwelling 
house in Lawrence, Kansas, where he resided 
some two or three years, and as a member of 
the Free State Association he was intimately 
associated with John Brown during the famous 
struggle arising from the attempt to make 
Kansas a slave-holding state. He was intrust- 
ed with the delivery of important despatches 
by the governor, and during those troublesome 
times he contracted disease from exposure 
from w'hich he never fully recovered. From 
Kansas he w-ent to Wisconsin, and locating in 
Fond du Lac engaged in the manufacture of 


lumber. He was elected mayor of Fond du 
Lac, and in 1865 was a member of the W'is- 
consin state legislature. After the civil war he 
spent some time in Florida for the benefit of 
his health, and in 1868 settled permanently in 
V'ineland, New Jersey. He subsequently served 
in the township council, and was a candidate 
for the New Jersey legislature on the Green- 
back ticket, but lost the election by a margin 
of seven votes. He died in Vineland, New- 
Jersey, in February, 1881. He was twice mar- 
ried. His first wife was Clarissa Gillett. of 
Flarlford, Vermont, and she died in Fond du 
Lac, leaving one daughter Emma L. Sawyer, 
born April 11, 1852. died October 29, 1905. 

Clarissa Gillett was a daughter of Billa and 
Laura (Griswold) Gillett, and a descendant in 
the seventh generation of John Gillett (I), 
who was one of the original proprietors of 
Lebanon, Connecticut. He married Experi- 
ence Dewey, of Lebanon, and had several chil- 
dren. John f H), son of John and Experience 
(Dewey) Gillett, was born October 7, 1702; 
married Abigail Lee. Ebenezer Gillett (HI), 
son of John and Abigail (Lee) Gillett. was 
born June 5, 1705. He was one of the charter 
proprietors of Hartford. Vermont, but never 
resided there. He married Mary Ordway, 
and had children : Israel, Rhoda and Ezekiel 
( twins ) .John, Mary. Lsaacand Rebecca (twins ) , 
Ebenezer. and Jacob. John (IV), son of Eben- 
ezer and Alary (Ordway) Gillett, was bap- 
tized .\pril 7, 1745. He' settled in Hartford, 
Vermont, in 1768, held many public offices, 
and March 5, 1772, donated sixty acres of land 
lying in HaVtford to Dartmouth College. He 
died January 19, 1829. He married Jemima 
Smalley: children were: Jemima (died young), 
Sendea' (died young), Billa, Sendea. jemima. 
Anne, and Levina. Billa (V). son of John and 
Temima (Smalley) Gillett, was born in Hart- 
ford, Tune 7. 1774. died April 5. 1844. He mar- 
ried ("first) Ruby Marsh, (second) Elizabeth 
Tilden. His children were: Jasper, Billa, 
Ruby, Azro, Infant (died at two months), 
Charles, Norman, Maria G. Billa (VI), son 
of Billa and Ruby (Marsh) Gillett, was born 
in Hartford. May 14. 1799, died in Sharon. 
\'ermont. March 20. 1841. He was known as 
Deacon William Gillett. He married (first) 
Laura Griswold, of Randolph, \^ermont. (sec- 
ond) Almira Partridge, of Norwich. \'erniont. 
The children of his first union were : Clarissa, 
previously mentioned as first wife of James 
Sawyer : Nanc}'. born in 1834. married in 
Galesburg. Illinois, January 23, 1856. Pro- 
fessor T. B. Roberts, of Morton, that state, and 

had six children. By Billa Gillett's second 
marriage there were two sons, who reside in 

James Sawyer married ( second) Mrs. Lucy 
Dunham, nee Meacham, who had one daugh- 
ter Ida C. Dunham, born in Juneau, Wisconsin. 
April 15. 1856. 

Lucy Meacham, born in Moriah (now Port 
Henry), New York, October 8, 1826, was a 
daughter of William Meacham, and a grand- 
daughter of Captain William Meacham, who 
lost his life in the battle of Bunker Hill. Her 
immigrant ancestor was one of two brothers 
who are said to have come from near Bristol, 
England, and settled at Salem, Massachusetts, 
in 1630. James Meacham, a descendant of 
one of these immigrants, married Rebecca 

, and had at least five sons, one of whom 

was killed in 1756, while serving in the F"rench 
and Indian war under Colonel Ephraim Will- 
iams, the founder of Williamstown, Massachu- 
setts, and the titular founder of Williams Col- 
lege, of which Ebenezer Fitch was the first 
president. The other sons of James and Re- 
becca Meacham were Captain William (previ- 
ously referred to), Jeremiah, Jonathan and 
John. One of these brothers settled in Will- 
iamstown. A record at hand states that Cap- 
tain \Villiani Meacham and his three brothers 
served in the same company. Colonel Wood- 
bridge's regiment, and that all were residents 
of New Salem. Massachusetts. Another ac- 
count states that Captain William Meacham 
commanded a company of minute-men and 
participated in the battle of Lexington. He 
was killed at Bunker Hill, and his name ap- 
pears on the memorial tablet in Winthrop 
Square, Charlestow-n, Massachusetts. He was 
born in Salem, March 10, 1742 (old style); 
married Sarah Cook, in 1770, and had two 
sons : William and Jeremiah. Captain Will- 
am Meacham, son of Captain William Meach- 
am, was born in Adams, Massachusetts, Sep- 
tember 20, 1771. He commanded a company 
during the war of 1812-15. and participated in 
the battle of Plattsburg. After peace was de- 
clared he met two brothers, Captain William 
Meacham and Lieutenant Jeremiah Meacham. 
of the Royal Guards. British army. They were 
sons of Robert Aleacham, who at that time 
was living on the old homestead in the west of 
England. Captain \\'illiani Aleacham married 
Keziah How, August 14, 1796. Keziah How- 
was born May 25, 1773, at Poultney, \'ermont, 
died there in April, 1818. He married Lucy 
Fitch, February 29, 1824: one daughter was 
born to them, at Moriali. New- York (now 


Port Henry ), Lucy Juliet. Lucy Fitch Aleach- 
aiii died January 22, 1 85 1. Captain William 
Meacham died April 25, 1852. Their graves 
are in the old cemetery at Port Henry. The 
daughter Lucy became the second wife of 
lames Sawyer, as stated. She died 
at \'ineland. Xew Jersey, in December, iSyj. 

James and Lucy ( Meacham-Dunham ) Saw- 
yer reared two sons: 1. James William, born 
October 21, 1861, in Fond du Lac, married 
Lulu Simonson and resides in Brookdyn, New 
^'ork : children : William, Aimee, Waldo Wat- 
scin and Maizie : ii. Waldo Fitch. 

(HI) Waldo Fitch Sawyer, M. D., son of 
James and Lucy ( Aleacham-Dunham) Sawyer, 
was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. October 
15. iS')5. His early education was obtained 
in the public schools of Vineland, New Jersey, 
and prior to his majority he went to Cheboy- 
gan, Michigan, where he was engaged in the 
lumber business for two years. Returning to 
\ ineland he began the study of medicine with 
Dr. C. R. Wiley, and entering the Jefferson 
Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1887, was 
graduated with the class of 1890. He immeili- 
ately began the ])ractice of medicine in \'ine- 
land, and has ever since resided there, attain- 
ing high rank in his profession, and sub- 
stantially demonstrated his ability in other di- 
rections ; notably in civic affairs. 

In politics Dr. Sawyer is a Republican, but 
is a staunch supporter of non-partisan govern- 
ment in municipal affairs, and his official rec- 
ord is in full keeping with these convictions. 
In November, 1891, he was elected coroner of 
Cumberland county for a term of three years, 
and in 1897 ^^'^s again elected to that office. 
He was first elected a member of the city coun- 
cil in 1892, and was re-elected to that body in 
1896. He introduced the first resolution look- 
ing to the municipality owning its public util- 
ities, and through his advocacy and instru- 
mentality, \'ineland became the owner of its own 
electric light plant, water supply and sewerage 
systems. As chairman of the committee for 
the investigation of municipal improvements 
he became thoroughly cognizant of the advan- 
tages to be gained from municipal ownership 
of public utilities, and also became full}/ con- 
vinced that it would be almost a financial im- 
possibility for the city to maintain a sewerage 
system without owning its own water supply. 
At this time the city was being supplied with 
water by a i^rivate concern, and the additional 
cost of flushing the sewers would be greatly in 
excess of what it should be, while under muni- 

ci[)al ownership the cost of water for sewerage 
piurposes would be nominal. After consulting 
with a competent sanitary and hydraulic engi- 
neer and obtaining feasible plans, the com- 
mittee, vi which Dr. Sawyer was still chair- 
man, recommended the purchase and improve- 
ment by the city of the water works then in 
use. which was approved and adopted by the 
city council, and ratified by the people. This 
undertaking, together with the construction of 
a sewerage system and the installation of an 
electric plant, were finally accomplished. In 
November, 1906, Dr. Sawyer was elected mayor 
of \"ineland for a term of two years, and re- 
elected in 1908. His popularity as chief magis- 
trate was forcibly emphasized on the occasion 
of his last election, when only thirty-five votes 
were cast against him. From igo6 to the pres- 
ent time he has served with ability as president 
of the Landis township board of health. In 
\'ineland, as in other municipalities where con- 
servation is still the watchword of the electors 
in choosing its public officials, a citizen of ex- 
tensive business experience is considered pref- 
erable to a professional man for mayor. There 
are, however, exceptions in all cases, and the 
present chief executive has amply demonstrated 
the fact that a man well versed in anatomy, 
physiology, materia medica and therapeutics, 
is equally capable of grappling with the intri- 
cate problems of political economy, and for- 
ward them to a satisfactory solution. Al- 
though economy has ever been the guiding in- 
fluence in his administration, progress has not 
been sacrificed and the march of improvement 
is plainly visible in every department. A glance 
at his annual message to the council and citi- 
zens discloses the fact that the city is at the 
present time enjoying an era of unusual pros- 
perity, that the public utilities previously re- 
ferred to are practically self-supporting, that 
the business opportunities of the city are su- 
perior and its future prospects exceedingly 
bright. Many of the improvements wrought 
during the present adminstration have in a 
great measure been conceived with a view of 
surviving the test of time, and the mayor's 
solicitude for the future prosperity and at- 
tractiveness of the city is clearly expressed in 
the following extract from his second annual 

"I am glad to note that in .spite ot the money 
-stringency ot the past year, more building has been 
done in Vineland than for a number of years past. 
This is a good sign. Communities cannot stand 
still. They must either go forward or retrograde. 


With the completion of the tunnel under the Dela- 
ware river, at Camden, connecting New Jersey and 
Pennsylvania, which now seems assured, there will 
start a suburban movement that will be felt 
throughout South Jersey. Our favorable location, 
splendid climate, excellent railroad facilities, fine 
educational system, well laid out streets, adequate 
public utilities, and the advanced intelligence of 
our citizens, should place Vineland in line to derive 
great benefits from this movement, and in making 
public improvements within the next two years I 
would urge upon Council the keeping in view of 
this great coming movement of population and bus- 
iness, that our town may be made so inviting as to 
secure its full share of the resulting benefits. One 
of the great needs of Vineland, if we are to expand 
and prosper, is an increase of high class manufac- 
turing industries, which will pay good wages, 
enabling our surplus labor to find steady employ- 
ment at remunerative compensation and drawing to 
our community as permanent residents a high class 
of intelligent artisans, who will be a distinct gain 
in our town and be the means of increasing the 
volume of business of our tradesmen in all lines. 
At the present day no town can hope to expand 
without manufacturing industries, and I would, 
therefore, urge upon Council that in co-operation 
with the business men of Vineland and the Board 
of Trade, they exert their utmost influence to 
induce such industries as may be seeking location, 
and which they consider would promote the welfare 
of the community, to locate in our midst, present- 
ing to them our advantages, and extending to them 
every concession consistent with the safeguarding 
of the interests of the Borough.- 

Dr. .Sawyer is jiresident ni the \ineland 
JMedical Society, and a nienilier vi the New 
York State Medical Society: member of X'ine- 
laiid Lodge, A. F. and A. M.. and of Eureka 
Royal Arch Chapter; of Hobah Lodge, L < ). 
O. F. ; Perseverance Council, LT. (). Junior 
American Mechanics, of which he is senior 
past councillor : also president of the Physi- 
cians' Hospital Association, chairman of the 
board of trustees, and chairman of the Train- 
ing School Committee for Xurses and Nurses 
Home ; member of the board of trustees of 
the \'ineland Free Public Library. He is also 
a charter member of the \'ineland Country 
Club. For a period of six years he served in 
Company K, Sixth Regiment, New Jersey Na- 
tional Guard, and attained the rank of sergeant. 

On June 5, 1805, Dr. Sawyer married, in 
Bear Brook, Canada, Isabella Hill, born in 
Bear Brook, Canada, March 17, 1871, daugh- 
ter of Alfred and Alice (Walsh) Hill, the 
former of whom is a well-known resident of 
Ottawa. Dr. and Mrs. Sawyer have had two 
children: \\'al(lo Alfred, born August 4. igoo, 
died January 13. 1905. and Lucy Isabella, born 
November 4, 1904. 

The Ten Eyck family which 
TEN EYCK has been so prominent in the 

history of the Raritan River 
\'alley and of various counties in New Jersey 
and Long Island, derives its origin from the 
little village of Eyck. in Holland. The name 
was originally \'an Eyck. and the change to 
Ten Eyck appears to have taken place many 
years before the family came over to Amer- 
ica. In the present form the name signifies 
"The Oak." and that tree forms the figure on 
the family coat-of-arms. So far as known, all 
members of the name are to be traced back to 
the one common ancestor, referred to below. 

( I ) Coenraedt Ten Eyck. the common an- 
cestor of the family, emigrated to New Nether- 
land from Amsterdam, about 1650. He bought 
land in New Amsterdam, on the west side of 
what is now Broad street, and in 1674 his prop- 
ertv was estimated as worth in modern cur- 
rency .^5,000, quite a large fortune for those 
days. He became one of the prominent busi- 
ness men of the town, and his tannery, which 
was carried on after his death by his sons 
Dirck, Tobias and Coenraedt Jr., was one of 
the well-known and prominent landmarks of 
the old town. He died in 1687. He married 
(first) .Maria P.oele : (second), April 15, 1682, 
.Annetje Daniels, w'idow of Herman Smee- 
man. Children, all by first marriage: I. Jacob, 
referred to below. 2. Dirck. baptized in New 
.Amsterdam. January 26. 1653, died 171 1 ; mar- 
ried Aefje Boele. 3. Maritje. born August 
20. 163 1 ; marriecl W'essel Ten Broeck. 4. Tobias, 
January 26, 1653: married (first) Aeltje Duy- 
ckynck, ( second ) Elizabeth Hegeman. 5. Coen- 
raedt, November 22, 1654; married Beletje 
Herricks. 6. Hendrik. April 30. 1656; married 
Petromella DeWitt. 7. Mathys. March 20, 
1658: married Janneke Roosa. 8. Margrietje, 
October 26. 1659. 9. Ambries. January 15, 
1662. 10. Metje. April 11, 1664. 

(II) Jacob, eldest child of Coenraedt and 
Maria (Boele) Ten Eyck, was born probably 
in New Amsterdam, and some time before his 
father's death removed to Albany. New York. 
He was a shoe-maker by trade. He married 
Gertrey. born April 23. 1664. died February 2. 
T736. daughter of Barent Coeymans and the 
daugFiter of Anvries DeVos. Children: i. 
Coenraedt. referred to below. 2. Barent. mar- 
ried, September 30, 1700, Neeltje Schermer- 
liorn. 3. Hendrik, December, 1680. died Feb- 
ruary 23, 1772: married Margarita Bleecker. 
4. Mayken. A])rU 2, 1685 : married .Andries van 
Petten. of Schenectady. 5. Andries, baptized 



March 25, 1688, died February 2"], 1735. 6. 
Anneken, August 20, 1693. died December 9, 
1738; married Johannes Bleecker. 7. Jannetje, 
March 23, 1701. 8. Geertys, August 20. 1702. 
9. Jannetje. December 12.1705. 10. iNIarca.May 
20, 1708. II. Johannes. November 27. 1709. 

(Ill) Coenraedt (2). eldest child of Jacob 
and Gertrey ( Coeymans ) Ten Eyck. was born 
in .-Mbany, April 9, 1678. and was buried Janu- 
ary 21, 1753. October 10. 1703. or September 
24. 1704. he married Geertje, baptized Septem- 
ber II. 1687. daughter of Antony and Maria 
Teunisse (van Poel ) \'an Schaick. Children: 
I. Jacob C, referred to below. 2. Maria, born 
July 3, 1707 : married Gerrit Bradt. 3. Gerritje. 
July, 1710. died young. 4. Anthony. Septem- 
ber 17. 1712. 5. Barent, September 29. 1714, 

died ^larch i. 1795: married Effie . f). 

Catrina. January 29, 1716. died November I. 
1741. 7. Andries. December 18. 1718; mar- 
ried Anna Margarita Coeymans. 8. Anna Mar- 
garita. February 12, 1721. 9. Tobias, May 18. 
1723: married Juditkje ^'an Beuren. 10. Ger- 
retje. July 18. 1728; married Pieter ( ianse- 

( W ) Jacob C, eldest child of Coenraedt 
and Geertje ( \'an Schaick) Ten Eyck, was 
liorn in Albany, .\pril 21, 1705. and died there 
September 0. \'j(^}^. He was one of the must 
prominent men of his day in .\lbany. for many 
years judge of the court of common pleas, and 
in 1748 mayor of the town. August i, 173ft. 
he married Catbarina. born February 18. 1710. 
died November 22. 1790. daughter of Abraham 
and Caatje (Bleecker) Cuyler. Children: i. 
Coenraedt. born November 27. 1741. 2. .Abra- 
ham J., referred to below. 3. Catbarina. March 
14. 1746. 4. Anthony, September 15, 1749, 
died June 10. 1849: member of New York 
convention which ratified the constitution of 
the United States .and one of the most promi- 
nent men of his times: married Hester G,. 
daughter of Jacob and ^Magdalena (Ganse- 
voort) Ten Eyck. 

( \' ) Abraham J., second son of Jacob C. 
and Catbarina (Cuyler) Ten Eyck, was born 
November 20. 1743, and died in October or 
November, 1824. ,\|)ril 14, 1769, he married 
Annetje, born July 11, 1746, died November 
I", 1824, daughter of Jacob Jr. and Marytje 
(Egbertse) Eansing. Children i. Catbarina. 
born November 17. 1769; married Sanders 
E.nnsing. 2. Jacob. February 17, 1772, died 
July 26. 18(12: married Magdalena Gansevoort. 
3. Maria, June 28, 1774: married Charles 
Bridgen. 4. Abraham. October 23, 1777: mar- 
ried G. Schu\ler. 3. Lena, .August 26, 1779. 

died young. (1. Coenraedt, July 17, 1782. 7. 
Jeremiah \ an Rennsalaer, May 13, 1(183. died 
ymnig. 8. Lena, or Helen, June 13, 1787: 
married ( ierrit Y. Lansing. 9. Jeremiah, re- 
feried to below. 

( \'l ) Jeremiah, youngest child of Abraham 
J. and .\nnetje ( Lansing) Ten Eyck, was born 
April 3, 1790. He was a farmer of Hillsboro 
tinvnship, near South Branch, Somerset coun- 
t\', New Jersey, a member of the Dutch Re- 
formed Church, and a Democrat. He married 
Elsey. daughter of Harmon and Jane ( Broom) 
Hoagland (see Hoagland). Children: i. Abra- 
ham, referred to below. 2. Harmon Hoag- 
land. 3. Sarah, married Henry Boice. 4. Ann, 
married Peter Thatcher. 3. Jane, married 
Phillip \'an Arsdale. 6. Rebecca, married J. \V. 
Kline. 7. Madeline, unmarried. 

(\'II) Abraham, eldest child of Jeremiah 
and Elsey ( Hoagland ) Ten Eyck. was born at 
South Branch, August 7, 181 5, and died in 
October, 1883. He was educated in the com- 
mon schools at South Branch, and when while 
a young man "Worked out" on a farm. Later 
he bought a plantation, which he managed until 
his death. He was a Democrat, and a member 
of the Dutch Reformed Church. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of James J. and Alletta 
(N'oorhees) Quick. Children: i. Mary, mar- 
ried Francis \'an Cam]i. 2. John, now living 
on the home farm: married .Annie Scudder. 
3. EKie. married William McCullough. 4. 
James Ouick. referred to Ijelow. 3. Sarah, 
married Nicholas Kip. 6. Catharine, married 
D. Y. Rynearson. 

(\^ni) James Quick, fourth child and sec- 
ond son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Quick) 
Ten Eyck, was born at South Branch, January 
31, 1833, and is now living at Sonierville. New 
Tersev, He received his early education at the 
common schools at New Center, and at the 
Mowers private school at Somerville. Before 
coming of age he worked on a farm, and then 
went out to Kansas, where he remained for 
aliout six months. Returning home, he worked 
for his father for about three years. He then 
married, and worked for his father-in-law the 
ne.vt year, and in April, 1885, came to Somer- 
ville, where he clerked in the grocery store of 
X. 1"). Richardson. July 6, 1886, he went into 
partnership with George Gulick, and they pur- 
chased a coal and feed business. His partner 
died in December. 1897. and he then took en- 
tire control and built up a large and prosper- 
ous business, in which he handled about thirty- 
five hundred tons a year. He disposed of the 
business in 1909. 



]\Ir. Ten Eyck is one of the ablest men of 
the locahty in which he lives, and one of the 
most public-spirited, and his fellow citizens 
hold him in the highest regard. For five years 
he has been one of the town commissioners, 
and for seven years has served on the township 
committee. A number of times he has refused 
the office of surrogate. In politics he is a 
Democrat, and in religious views a Baptist. 
For five years he was superintendent of the 
Baptist Sunday school, and for fourteen years 
treasurer of the church. He has been one of 
the leading spirits in the organization and man- 
agement of most of the organizations for the 
improvement and betterment of the town. He 
is the last living active corporate member of 
the hose company, organized in 1888, when 
with Joshua Doughty Jr., foreman, he was 
made assistant foreman. Later he became 
president, and for many years retained that 
position. He assisted in organizing the Build- 
ing and Loan Association, of which he became 
vice-president, director, and for most of the 
time has been chairman of the valuation com- 
mittee. For about eight years he has been a 
director of the Second National Bank of Som- 
erville. He has been treasurer of the Somer- 
set Hospital since its organization, and is chair- 
man of its building committee. He was one 
of the organizers and for many years president 
of the Somerville Board of Trade. Refusing 
at length to serve as such any longer, he was 
elected vice-president. He was secretary and 
a director in the Standard Gas and Fixture 
Company of Bound Brook. Until that cor- 
poration became absorbed by the trust. For 
several years he was a director of the Coding- 
ton Restaurant Company of New York City, 
of which he was one of the organizers, and he 
is also one of the organizers of the Somerville 
F'ublishing Company and a director of the 
Somerville Woolen Mill, and Somerville Stove 

December 13, 1883, Mr. Ten Eyck married 
Mary A., daughter of Charles B. and Cath- 
arine (Ent) Dilts. One child, Charles H., 
born October 14, 1886. 

At the period of the great 
1- HC).A(IL.\XD Dutch immigration to Amer- 
ica Hoagelandt was an es- 
tablished family name of considerable antiq- 
uity in the Netherlands, since we trace it 
back at least a century in Zeeland. and Utrecht, 
and quite as far back in the collateral line of 
the viscounts and governors of Dormael in 
Pjrahant and other jjlaces. who claimed descent 

frrjui the ancient Lords Hoagelant, the name 
being derived, like a great majority of sur- 
names, from a country or locality as its signifi- 
cation, "Highlands," plainly indicates, must 
iiave been plainly written at first van Hoage- 
land, although the prefix had evidently fallen 
into disuse long before the immigration to this 
country. Traces of it, however, are found in 
the sixteenth century in two or three branches 
of the family. The family had spread and 
formed several different branches in Holland 
before it found its way to America, because 
those of the name who immigrated came at 
(lififerent times, and from dift'erent localities 
and s]3elt their name differently. So far as we 
know now, there were at least four such immi- 
grant founders in the new world — Cornells 
Dirchson Hoochlandt, from Amsterdam, was 
here as early as 1638; Christoffel Hooglandt, 
from Haarlem, founder of the family at pres- 
ent under consideration ; Dirck Jansen Hoog- 
laud. who came out in 1657 from Maerseveen; 
and Cornells Andrieszen Hoogland, who immi- 
grated from The Hague, in 1658. So far there 
is no direct evidence of blood relationship be- 
tween any of these four persons, although the 
name Dirck, common to three of them, might 
seem to indicate it. 

( I ) Christoft'el Hooglandt, pioneer founder 
of the family under consideration, was born in 
Holland, in 1634, and came from Haarlem to 
New Amsterdam when but a youth. He was 
clerk for a mercantile house, and it appears 
t'lat on coming of age he commenced business 
for himself. In 1655 his name appears on 
the records of the burgomasters and schepens 
court, and he next appears to our notice March 
16, 1 66 1, when he united with the Dutch church 
in New Amsterdam. While yet young, he was 
regarded as the leading citizen. On the con- 
(juest of the country by the English in 1664, 
he as schepen took the oath of allegiance, and 
we find he afterwards filled his place with the 
best of the citizens. He seems not only to have 
won the respect and confidence of his asso- 
ciates, but also to have prospered in his busi- 
ness, and to have left behind him a large prop- 
erty. He died February 8. 1684. He married 
Catharine Cregier, and his widow, October 
3. 1688, married (second) Roelof Mortemse 
.'^chenck, of Flatlands, and removed with her 
younger children to that place, where she was 
still living September 4, 1704. Children of 
Christoff'el and Catharine (Cregier) Hoog- 
landt: I. Dirck, baptized November i, 1662. 2. 
Elizabeth. October 29. 1664, died young. 3. 
Harmonus, January 31, 1666. died young. 4. 


Martin, 1667, probably died Noung. 3. Christo- 
pher, November 24, 1667, died 1748: married 
( first) Sarah Teller, ( second) Helena !Midcagh. 
6. Francis, born April 15, 1672. 7. Jacob, (Jc- 
tober 25, 167O. 8. Harmanus, referred to 

( II ) Harmanus. son of Christofifel and Cath- 
arine ( Cregier ) Hooglandt, was born in Xew 
York City, February 18, 1681, and was bap- 
tized Alarch 22., following. He tlied at I'lat- 
lands. Long Island, Xovember 8, 1771. He 
owned and occupied a house near the Flat- 
land church, and he was also an elder in the 
Flatbush church, in 1710-12-16. He married 
( first ) Alida, daughter of Jan \'an Dyck, who 
died in April, 1706. June 20, 1707, he married 
(second) Adriana StoothofT, born January 11, 
1687, died August 18. 1781. Children, all by 
second wife: i. Christopher, born April 2, 
1708, died January 18, 1766: married Xeeltja 
Albertse van Voorhis, and probably also Jan- 
netje \'echten. 2. Alida, March ig, 1710, died 
Xovember 6, 1781 : married Jacobus van Ar- 
stalen. 3. Joanna, May 5, 1712, died Novem- 
ber 25, 1764: married Jan Renisen. 4. Gerrit, 
Xovember 8. 17 14, died January 8, 1771 : mar- 
ried Jacaminse Gulick. widow of Adrian Hoog- 
lancl. of Ameveer. 5. Martinus, referred to 
below. 6. Catharine. July 15, 1719, died Octo- 
ber 19, 1785: married Henry Cortelyou. 7. 
Albert, Alarch 11, 1722, died June 4, 1785; 
married Mary Gulick. 8. Harmanus Jr., Janu- 
ary I, 1725, died 1806; married Styntjy \'an 
Gelder. 9. Helena, July 20, 1729, died July 5, 
j 1820: married Peter \anderbilt. 
1 (HI) Martinus (2) Hoagland, son of Har- 

I manus (i) and Adriana (Stoothofif) Hoog- 
j land, was born at Flatlands. CJctober 27, 1716. 
He removed to Somerset county. New Jersey, 
in 1740, where he located on a farm of one 
hundred and twenty acres on the south branch 
I of the Raritan, near Hillsborough, adjoining 
I the farms of his nephew Christopher and his 
brother Harmonus. He was one of the most 
prominent men in the cluirch at Neshanic. l!y 
his wife Annatje he had : Harmon, referred to 
below; John, born November 21, 1761, died 
October 5, 1835, married Sarah Bergen ; Elsie, 

married Stoothoff. 

(I\') Harmon, son of Martinus (2) and 
Annatje Hoagland, was Ixjrn in Somerset coun- 
ty, New Jersey, October 27, 1750. He was a 
farmer for many years at South Branch, on 
the road to Flagtown, in Hillsborough town- 
ship. This farm, afterwards occupied by his 
son Harmon, is now the property of Thomas 
Sebring. December 21. 1774, he married Jane 

\'room, born July 26, 1757, died October 18, 
1793. He and his wife both joined the church 
at .Xeshanic. Children: i. Martin, born No- 
vember 2"/, 1775, died August 29, 1777. 2. 
Sarah, January 2, 1778; married Peter Dilts. 
3. Herman, July 26, 1780, died May 17, 1840; 
married Helena Stryker. 4. Peter, March 15, 
1783, died May 17, 1783. 5. Hannah, Xovem- 
l)er 21. 1783: married Andrew Hagaman. C. 
Jane. A])ril 18, 1781J; married Thomas Davis. 
7. Elsey, referred to below. 8. Peter H., Octo- 
ber 22, 1798; married Christiana Stryker. 

(\') Elsey, daughter of Harmon and Jane 
( Vroom) Hoagland, was born March 17, 1794, 
and married Jeremiah Ten Eyck (q. v. ). 

In 1708. at Schreisheim, Ba- 
JOHXSf )X varian (iermany, a sect was 
f<:)unded by Alexander Mack 
and preached by his grandson John Fox, of 
Germantown, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New 
Jersey, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. Ale.x- 
andcr Mack was driven by persecution to 
America in 1729. The peculiarities of the sect 
are: The practice of true immersion (placing 
tlie candidate face down instead of backwards ) , 
with the lying on of hands while in the water. 
Their administrative olificers are bishops, elders, 
teachers and deacons. The bishops are chosen 
from among experienced and faithful teachers. 
In their itinerancy among the scattered con- 
gregations they preach, officiate at marriages 
and funerals, and are present at love feasts, 
communions, ordinations, election of teachers 
and deacons, and when an officer is to be ex- 
communicated. An elder is the most proficient 
teacher in a congregation where there is no 
bishop. His duties are to appoint meetings, 
exhort, preach, baptize and to perform all the 
work of a bishop, when that official is not pres- 
ent. Teachers are elected from time to time 
and their duties are to exhort and preach at 
stated meetings and when requested by a bishop 
or elder to officiate at baptisms and marriages. 
The deacons take care of the poor widows and 
their children and visit, exhort, comfort and 
reconcile differences that may arise in families 
or communities. They dress and use the plain 
speech of the Society of Friends, They do 
not go to law, are opposed to war, and seldom 
exact interest for money loaned to their breth- 
ren. Possibly five hundred churches, twelve 
hundred preachers and fifty thousand church 
members would be a fair estimate of their 

( 1 ) John Daniel Johnson came from Eng- 
land to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about the 



close of the eighteentli century, where he was 
an artificer in wood and iron. He married 
JMary Xutt and they had three children, born 
in Philadelphia, probably between 1790 and 
1800, as follows: i. Robert Montgomery, see 
forward. 2. John D., who learned the trade 
of cabinet-making from his father. 3. Ann. 
who married James Sutton. Both father and 
mother died in Philadel])hia. 

(11) Robert Montgomery, eldest child of 
John Daniel and Mary ( Xutt) Johnson, was 
born in Philadelphia about 1795. He was 
brought up to the trade of tobacconist and was 
engaged in that line all his life. He manufac- 
tured plug tobacco, much used in the United 
States navy and by seamen generally, and es- 
tablished an excellent trade. He was married 
to Esther Martin, a granddaughter of a revolu- 
tionary soldier, who participated in the battle 
of the Brandywine, and with General Mont- 
gomery at Quebec. The mother of Esther 
(Martin) Johnson lived to be over one hun- 
dred and four years old. They had four chil- 
dren born in Philadelphia, as follows: i. John 
D., see fiirward. 2. James, who became asso- 
ciated with lii> father in the tobacco business. 
3. Charles, who likewise was a clerk and a 
partner with his father. 4. Robert, who learn- 
ed the trade of artisan in iron, but when he 
reached his majority went upon the dramatic 
stage as an actor and remained in that pro- 
fession during his entire life. Robert Mont- 
gomery and liis wife Esther (Martin) John- 
son died in Philadelphia. 

(HI) John Daniel (2), eldest child of Rob- 
ert Montgomery and Esther (iMartin) John- 
son, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
July 25, 1825, died in Hainesport, New Jersey, 
1875. He was a studious youth and besides 
taking advantage of the public day schools of 
Philadelphia, he also attended the night school 
where he was taught draughting and mechanics, 
and he went into a machine shop in Lumber- 
ton, on leaving school, and became a practical 
machinist and draughtsman. After four years 
in Lumherton as superintendent of the Lum- 
berton Iron Works, he went to Hainesport 
and founded the Columbia Iron Works in 
partnership with a fellow workman, Richard 
Dawson, and they operated the plant up to the 
beginning of the civil war in 1861, when the 
works were closed and Mr. Johnson enlisted 
August 12, 1861, in the I'edera! volunteer 
army, and was made captain of Company C. 
Tenth New Jersey \'olunteers, which regiment 
was mustered into the regular service October 
16. 1861, and ordered to dutv at the national 

capital. He was there placed in command of 
the department of patrol : was chief of detec- 
tive department of the provost marshal's office, 
and he was attached to the command of Gen- 
eral James S. Wadsworth in charge of the de- 
fense of Washington, D. C, and military gov- 
ernor of the District of Columbia, from Janu- 
ary. 1862. to April, 1863, when General Wads- 
worth was ordered to take command of the 
first division of General John F. Reynolds" 
corps at Chancellorsville. Upon this change 
in the provost marshal's office, Captain John- 
son was ordered to Philadelphia on secret serv- 
ice duty, and his work was of great value to 
the go\ernment during Lee's invasion of the 
state and the attendant responsibility of keep- 
ing open the communication between Phila- 
delphia and Washington and Philadelphia and 
New York. In September, 1863, he was order- 
ed to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, to prevent riot 
threatened to occur between the miners and he 
was on picket duty at the fords of the L^pper 
Potomac until November, 1863. when he was 
transferred to ]Mauch Chtmk in the district of 
Carbon, and he was on duty there until April 
II, 1864, when he was assigned to the First 
Brigade, First Division, Sixth Army Corps, 
and he was engaged in the battle of the Wild- 
erness, May 5-7, 1864, and on May 7 he was 
captured by the Confederate forces and taken 
to Camp Sorghum, Columbia, South Carolina, 
and soon after he was among the Federal sol- 
diers placed under fire of the Federal guns at 
Charleston. South Carolina. He was paroled 
at North East Ferry, South Carolina, March 
I, 1865. and honorably discharged from the 
army. March 11, 1865, as a paroled prisoner. 
He was recommissioned March 31, 1865, with 
the rank of lieutenant-colonel and was re- 
mustered in the United States service in May, 
1865, and he was mustered out July 15, 1865, 
with the Tenth New Jersey Regiment at Tren- 
ton. New Jersey. Home again, he started up 
the Columbia Iron Works at Hainesport and 
successfully conducted the business up to the 
time of his death, December 12. 1875. \\'hile 
in \\'ashington, D. C, he was initiated in the 
^lasonic Order. He was also a member of 
the Independent Order of Odd Fello\Vs, of Phil- 
adelphia. His political principles were those 
of the Democratic party, to which he remained 
true during his entire lifetime. 

He was married in 1845 to Catherine, daugh- 
ter of John and Catherine (Fisher) Fox, grand- 
daughter of Emanuel and Anna Margaret 
(Mack) Fox, and great-granddaughter of Jus- 
tin Fox. who came from Germanv to German- 





town, Pennsylvania, and of Alexander Mack 
Jr., whose father, Alexander JMack, was born 
in Schreisheim, Bavaria, Germany, 1679, and 
died in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in I775- 
Alexander Mack ( 1O79-1735) was the founder 
of the German Baptist or Dunkers religious 
faith at Schreisheim, Germany, in 1708. His 
parents were e.xiles from Switzerland in 1672 
and found refuge from religious persecutions 
in Bavaria, where Alexander married Anna 
Newgarth antl came to America in 1729, and 
took up land in ( iermantown. Pennsylvania, 
where Alexander Mack Jr. was born and where 
he married and had a daughter Anna Margaret 
]\Iack, who in turn married Emanuel Fox and 
had a son John Fox, who accepted the faith 
of his great-grandfather .Alexander Mack, and 
preached the Dunkard faith in all parts of 
Pennsylvania and Xew Jersey for forty years. 
This John Fox married Catherine Fisher and 
bv this marriage Catherine Fox was born in 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, February 7, 1830, 
and the other children were : Justin Fox : Mary 
AI. Fo.x, wdio married Samuel McCutchin ; 
Margaret, who married James Sutton ; Sarah 
Fox, who married William Owen, and Samuel 
Fox, who married Catherine Stoyer. The chil- 
dren of Colonel John Daniel and Catherine 
fFox) Johnson were: i. Catherine Fox. born 
April 22. 1848: married Barkley H. Moore, 
who died in Mt. Holly. Xew Jersey. C)ctober 

3. 1908. leaving a widow and one daughter 
Florence Johnson Moore, born August i, 1883. 
2. Robert Montgomery, see forward. 3. Sarah 
F.. who married Benjamin Deacon, of Mt. 
Holly, and had children : Catherine, Marion, 
Benjamin H.. Joseph and Charles S. Deacon. 

4. John Daniel, born in Hainesport, New Jer- 
sey, October 10. 1862, was a pupil in the Bap- 
tist Institute of Bridgton, New Jersey, and be- 
came associated with his father in the iron 
business, when sixteen years of age, and he 
has since continued in the business in con- 
nection with his brother. In 1898 the cor- 
porate name was changed from the Columbia 
Iron Works to the Ronalds Johnson Company, 
manufacturers and dealers in plumbing sup- 
plies, of w'hich corporation he was elected 
president, and his brother Robert Montgomery 
Johnson continued as general manager. He 
affiliated with the Republican party and was 
made a member of the Union League Club of 
T'hiladelphia. His religious affiliation is with 
the Piaptist cliurch. He was married in 1883 
to Elizabeth S.. daughter of Thomas A. and 
granddaughter of .Xrdin Atkinson, and their 
onlv son Inhn Daniel |r. was born in |ulv. 

18S4. married Mary, ilaughter of Judge Hild- 
reth, of Cape May, and is connected with the 
Ronald Johnson Company. Their daughter 
Jilizabeth was born December 17. 1889, and 
their son Thomas Arthur, l'\'bruary 13, 1900. 

(1\') Robert Montgomery (2), eldest son 
and second child of Colonel John Daniel (2) 
and Catherine (Fox) Johnson, was born in 
Hainesport, New Jersey, June 9, 1856. He 
v\ as educated at Charles Aaron's private school 
at Mt. Holly, New Jersey, and on graduating 
went into his father's foundry to learn the 
business of founding and finishing iron for 
useful and ornamental work. He was taken 
into the concern as a partner w hen he reached 
his majority, and was made superintendent 
and general manager of the same, having al- 
ready occupied that position for two years, or 
since the death of his father in 1875. When 
the business was incorporated in 1898 as the 
Ronalds Johnson Company, he was, at his own 
re(|uest, continued in the position of general 
manager, his brother John Daniel Johnson 
accepting the office of president. In 1905 he 
retired from active business, retaining his inter- 
est in the corporation as a stockholder and di- 
rector. In 1909 he organized the Mt. Holly 
Iron Works, located at Mt. Holly, being presi- 
dent of the company. He was originally a 
Democrat by right of inheritance, but became 
indejiendent of party politics later in life. He 
served in the Lumberton township committee 
and his fraternal affiliations have been with 
the Mt. Holly Lodge, No. 14. F. and A. M. 
His religious faith was that of the German Bap- 
tists and commonly called Dunkers or Tunkers, 
from the German tunken. to "dip." He was 
married, March 27, 1878, to Kate C. daughter 
of James and Catherine (Clark) Henderson, 
of Philadelphia, and their children were as fol- 
lows: I. Robert Montgomery, born January 
27, 1879, died July 31, 1879. 2. Ella S.. .Au- 
gust 15. 1882. 3. Grover Cleveland. April 10, 
1885, in Hainesport, attended the Friends' 
high school at Moorestown and completed his 
education at the Peddie Institute. Hightstown ; 
after leaving school he became secretary and 
treasurer of the Mt. Holly Iron Works. 

Hans Hansen, ancestor of the 
BERGEN Bergen family, was a native of 

Bergen, Norway, and ashipcar- 
l)cnter by trade, who emigrated thence first to 
Holland and in 1633 to New .Amsterdam, 
w here he took up his residence, working at his 
trade, and at one period cultivating a tobacco 
plantation. .About i'')43 he removed to his 



]i!anataion of four hundred acres at the Walla- 
bout, for which he obtained a patent March 30, 
1647. He married, in 1639, Sarah, born at 
Albany, June 9, 1625, daughter of Joris Han- 
sen Rapalie. In a petition to the council ask- 
ing for a grant of land in 1656, she describes 
herself as the "first born Christian daughter in 
New Netherland," and this expression has been 
interpreted by some authorities as meaning 
that she was the first white female child of 
European parentage born in the colony, and 
by other authorities as merely implying that 
she was the first child of any colonist baptized 
in New Netherland. Children : i. Anneken, 
baptized Jtily 12, 1640; married (first), Janu- 
ary 17, 1661, Jan Cler(|, of Brazil; (second), 
October 8, 1862, Derek Janse Hooglandt, of 
Flatbusli. 2. Breckje, baptized July 27, 1642; 
married Aert Anthonize Middagh. 3. Jan, 
baptized April 17, 1644, died after 1715; mar- 
ried Jannetje, daughter of Tennis Myssen. 
(See Denise). 4. Michael, baptized November 
4, 1646, died after January 22. 1731 ; married 
Fenmetje. daughter of Tennis Myssen. 5. 
Joris, referred to below. 6. ^larretje, baptized 
October 8, 1651 : married Jacob Ruthzen. 7. 
Jacob, baptized September 21, 1653, died after 
1738; married, July 8, 1677, Elsje Frederick, 
daughter of Frederick Lubbertsen, of Brook- 
lyn. 8. Catalyn, baptized November 30, 1653. 
(U) Joris (or George) Hansen, son of 
Hans Hansen von Bergen and Sarah Jovisse 
Rapalie, was baptized in New Amsterdam, July 
18, 1649, and died after 1736. He was a car- 
penter by trade, and took the oath of allegiance 
in Brooklyn in 1687. He was commissioner 
of Brooklyn, 1690-99, and in 1698 he bought 
a farm of nearly forty acres, east of Smith 
street and north of the mill creek, formerly the 
property of Gerrit Wilfertsen van Cowen- 
lioven. From 1703 to 1705 he was supervisor 
of Brooklyn, and in 1697 was one of the com- 
missioners appointed to divide and apportion 
the common lands of the town. He mar- 
ried, August II, 1678, Sara, daughter of Jan 
Strycker, of Flatbush. Children: i. Lam- 
metje, baptized December 26, 1679; married 
(first) Joris, son of Rem and Marytje (Van- 
derbilt) Remsen, and grandson of Rem Rem- 
sen V'anderbeeck and Jannetje, daughter of 
Joris Jansen de Rapalie; married (second) a 
wife, name unknown. 2. Sara, baptized March 
13, 1681. 3. .-\altje, baptized October 15, 1862, 
died about 1724; married, August 17, 1707, 
Rem Remsen, son of Joris and Femmetje, 
daughter of Dirck J. \Y. \\'oortman, and grand- 
son of Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck. 4. Jans 

Jorisse, referred to below. 5. Jannetje, bap- 
tized May 27, 1688; married (first), January 
21, 1711, Hendrick Vroom, of Brooklyn; (sec- 
ond), January 18, 1745, Dortie Dumont, a 
widower. 6. Annetje, baptized March 9, 1689- 
90; married, March 12, 1720, .-\rnouret Arnout 
Abrahamz. 7. Jan, baptized May 17, 1694. 8. 
lireckje, baptized May 24, 1696. 9. Joris, died 

before April 8, 1749; married Tramyntje . 

10. Catharine, married September 21, 1726, 
I'ieter Ewetse, of Brooklyn and New York. 

(HI) Hans Jorisse, son of Joris Hansen 
and Sara (.Strycker) Bergen, was baptized in 
Flatbush, Long Island, August 31, 1684, and 
died in 1726. He resided at first in Flatbush 
and Brooklyn, but later removed to Hemp- 
stead, Long Island, where he died. At one 
[leriod he owned a grist mill later known as 
Remsen's mill, within the present boundaries 
of the Brooklyn navy yard. He married, .\u- 
gust 16, 1711, Sytje, daughter of Everet Janse 
von Wickelen and Elizabeth Fredericks, daugh- 
ter of Frederick van Liew, of New Lotts. 
Children: I. George, born October 9, 1712; 
died about 1784; married (first), June 3, 1738, 
Grietje Dumont (according to another account 

Hoagland), (second), September 14, 

1744, ]\Iaria . 2. Evert, referred to 


( I\') Evert, son of Hans Jorisse and Sytje 
(\'an Wickelen) Bergen, was born in Hemp- 
stead, Long Island, in 1717, and died at Royce- 
field, Hillsborough township, Somerset county. 
New Jersey, November 17, 1776. His father 
dying when he was about eight years old, he 
spent his boyhood days with his grandfather. 
Evert Jansen \'an Wickelen, in New Lotts, at 
that time within the bounds of Flatbush. Just 
before reaching his majority, in 1737, he bought 
and settled on a plantation of one hundred and 
forty acres in Roycefield, about three miles 
from the present town of Somerville, New 
Jersey, and also bought a farm at Whitehouse, 
nine miles from Somerville. \\'hen he left 
Flatbush he took with him a pear tree which 
he transplanted on his Roycefield property and 
which bore fruit until 1861, a period of over 
twenty-one years, when it was blown down in 
a violent hailstorm. There is also a tradition 
among his descendants that he brought with 
him from Flatbush a colt which shortly after- 
wards w'as missed from the pasture wdiere it 
was kept anil finally located in its old home in 
Flatbush. He married Jane, daughter of Denyse 
Hegeman. Children: i. John, born September 
26, 1746, died June 6, 1828; married Alche 
(or Alte) Rapalye. 2. Jane or Yannitie, bap- 



tized August 5. 1750, died jMarcli 20, 1812 ; mar- 
ried (first) George Rapalye, (second) Abra- 
ham \'oorhees, (third) Jeronymus Rapalye. 

3. James, referred to below. 4. Evert, born in 
1756, died December 6, 1777, unmarried ; revo- 
lutionary soldier, and fought at Monmouth 
Court House. 

i\') James, son of Evert and Jane (Hege- 
man) Bergen, was born in Roycefield, Somer- 
set county, New Jersey, September 11, 1755, 
and die3 January 30, 1830. He inherited from 
his father and occupied the homestead farm 
in Roycefield, to which he added two hundred 
and twenty acres by purchase. Dying intestate, 
this property was divided equally among all his 
children. He married. May 20, 1779, Annache, 
born February 20, 1761, died January 11, 1852, 
daughter of Zacheus Van Voorhees. Chil- 
dren: I. Evert ]., born October 30, 1780; mar- 
ried, September 14, 1804, Jane Stryker. 2. 
Mary, born March 5, 1786, died March 12, 
1861 : married, November 16, 1802, Abraham 
Staats. 3. John V., born February 19, 1790; 
married, Alay 29, 1830, Phebe Totten. 4. 
Zacheus, born October i, 1792 ; married, Janu- 
ary 18. 1816, Mary Simonson. 5. Jane, born 
March 15, 1794: died October 10, 1795. 6. 
Jane, born October 4, 1797; married, October 

4, 1817, William Willson. 7. James, referred 
to below. 

(\T) James (2), son of James (i) and 
-Xnnache f \'an Voorhees) Bergen, was born in 
Roycefield, August 30, 1799, and died there 
August 16, 1855. He was a farmer at Royce- 
field, and lived on the plantation of about one 
hundred and forty acres which he received as 
his share of his father's estate. He married, 
February 17, 1820. Phebe Patterson, born Sep- 
tember 8, 1801. Children: i. Garret P., born 
November 20, 1820; married (first) April 10, 
1849. Mary K. Thompson; (second), October 
14, 1861, Henrietta, sister of his first wife. 

2. John J., referred to below. 3. James, born 
September 19, 1825: married. April 18, 1855, 
Jane Tunison. 4. \'anderveer, born Septem- 
ber 24, 1827; died April 19, 1858; unmarried. 

3. Zacheus, born September i, 1829; married, 
October 23, 1856, Sophia C. Tiiompson. 6. 
Elizabeth, born October 12, 1831 ; unmarried. 
7. Evert, born June 24, 1834: married Mary 
Elizabeth Husted. 8. Cornelius, born Janu- 
ary 31, 1838; married, in October, i860, Sarah 
Jane Ballard : he was a lieutenant in the Union 
army during the civil war, and was wounded. 

9. W^illiam, born August 10, 1840: unmarried. 

10. Ann, born August 16, 1846; unmarried. 
(\'ir) John J., son of James J. and Phebe 

(Patterson) Bergen, was born in Roycefield, 
New Jersey, June 2/, 1823. He removed to 
the town of Somerville and engaged in the 
lumber trade. He married, February 17, 1847, 
Mary Ann Park. Children: i. James, referred 
to below. 2. M. Fannie, born July 15, 1849. 
3. William, born September 12, 1852: married, 
/\ugust II, 1873, Pauline, daughter of William 
P. Major, of Soinerville. 4. Maria Emmans, 
born October 19, 1855. 5. Emma L., born De- 
cember 15, 1857; died August 30, 1858. 

(\Tn) Hon. James J. Bergen, justiceof the 
supreme court of New Jersey, son of John J. 
and Mary Ann (Park) Bergen, was born in 
Somerville, New Jersey, C)ctober i, 1847, and 
is now living in that city. He attended the old 
brick academy in his native town, and was 
graduated from Calvin Butler Seminary of the 
same place in 1863. At the early age of seven- 
teen he entered upon the study of law with the 
late Hugh M. Gaston, of Somerville, with 
whom he remained until he was admitted as an 
attorney at the November term in 1868, the 
year in which he attained his majority. Dur- 
ing the following year he practiced his pro- 
fession in Plainfield, New Jersey. On Janu- 
ary I. 1870, he returned to Somerville and 
formed a law partnership with his preceptor, 
Mr. ("laston, which was continued under the 
firm name of Gaston & Bergen for twenty 
years, when Mr. Gaston withdrew. In No- 
vember, 1 87 1, he was made a counselor at law. 
In 1877 he was appointed by Governor Bedle 
as prosecutor of the pleas of Somerset county, 
which office he held for six years. In March, 
1904, he was appointed a vice-chancellor by 
Chancellor Magie for a full term of seven 
years. (Jn October 11, 1907, Governor Stokes 
nominated him as a justice of the supreme 
court, and the nomination was confirmed by 
the senate without reference — an eloquent trib- 
ute to his great ability as a jurist and his purity 
of personal character. His term will expire in 
1914. His circuit comprises the counties of 
Union and Middlesex. 

Mr. Bergen is a Democrat in politics, and 
was elected to the legislature in 1875,1876, 
1890 and 1891, serving as speaker of the as- 
sembly during the sessions of 1891-2. In 1896 
he was a deputy to the Democratic national 
convention. He was previously president of 
the Somerville board of commissioners, and 
was es|)ecially active in organizing the police 
and fire departments, and is credited with 
creating the public sentiment which made it 
possible the introduction of a sewage system 
and other y)ublic improvements. He has also 


served as ]jresident of the Sonierville Savings 
Bank, and as director of the First National 
Bank of Sonierville. He married (first) Sarah 
L., daughter of Theodore L. Yoimg. She died 
in ]88i, leaving two children — Alary T. and 
Herbert S. He married (second) Helen A., 
daughter of James S. Huggins. of New York 
City. The children of second marriage are: 
Guy H., Francis L. and Helen A. Bergen. 

According to the records of East- 

HAXD hampton, Long Island, the Hand 
family came originally from Stan- 
stede, county Kent. England, and according to 
Judge Alfred Hand, of Scranton, Pennsyl- 
vania, then' arms are : Argent, a chevron azure 
between three hands gules. Crest: on a wreath 
argent and gules a buck trippant or. 

( 1) John Hand, the first of the name in this 
country, appears on a whaling list in Southamp- 
ton in 1644. At the time of the settlement of 
Easthampton, Long Island, in 1648, he was 
one of the company from -Southampton who 
founded the new settlement. He was born in 
ifiri, and died in i6l>o, leaving seven children 
by his wife Alice, daughter of William Stan- 
borough, of Canons Ashbie, England, and sister 
of Josiah Stanborough, of Lynn and Southamp- 
ton : I. John. 2. Stephen, died 1693: had eight 
children, one of whom, Joseph, was in West 
Jersey in 1705. 3. Joseph. 4. Benjamin, who 
removed with his family to Cape INlav county, 
whence his descendants spread into Burling- 
tcin and Hunterdon counties, New Terse}'. 3. 
Thomas, referred to below, ft. ^Margaret, or 
Mary. 7. Shanigar. 

( II ) Thomas, son of John and Alice ('Stan- 
borough) Hand, of Easthampton, Long Island, 
removed from Long Island to Cape May coun- 
ty. Xew Jersey, and died there in 17 14, leaving 
a will written (Jctober 21. 1709, proved No- 
vember 3, T714, in which he mentions his wife, 
tliree daughters and four sons, two of whom, 
however, he does not name, and disposes of 
personal and real property, including slaves. 
The witnesses are his brother Shamgar Hand, 
John Townsend, and Samuel ]\Iatthews. The 
inventory of his personal estate made Octolier 
g. 1714. b>' John Paige and John Parsons, 
amounted to £302 14s. By his wife Katharine 
he had children: i. John. 2. Recompence, 
referred to below. 3-4. Two sons, nientioned, 
hut not named in his will. 3. Deborah. 6. .Alee 
or Elsie. 7. Prudence, married a Crowell. 

( III ) Recompence. son of Thomas and Kath- 
arine Hand, died intestate in 1769. letters of 
adniin^tratii'ii on his estate being granted to 

his widow Martha, March 22 that year. His 
son Recompence had died about four years 
previously without issue, another son Jona- 
than is referred to below. 

( I\' ) Jonathan, son of Recompence and Mar- 
tha Hand, died intestate in 1789 or 1790, letters 
of administration on his estate being granted 
to Eli or Elijah Townsend, February 19, 1790. 
From 1773 to 1776 he served in the colonial 
assembly, and from 1776 to 1778 was g. mem- 
ber of the revolutionary council of the state. 
His wife, who was possibly a Townsend, jirob- 
ably predeceased him, and it is probable also 
that he had only one son surviving him, Jona- 
than, referred to below. 

( \' ) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i) 
Hand, was jnit under the guardianship of F2Ii 
or Elijah Townsend, probably his mother's 
brother, two letters of guardianship being 
granted, the first dated November 27, 1794, 
and the second August 29, 1796. Like his 
father, he died intestate in Cape May county in 
1834, having been for the last four years of his 
life and at the time of his death, county clerk. 
By his wife Sarah Aloore, who was one of 
the young girls who strewed flowers in the 
path of (jeneral George \\"ashington wdien he 
made his triumphal entry into Trenton on his 
way to his inauguration as the first president 
of the Cnited States, he had a son Jonathan, 
referred to below. 

( \ I ) Jonathan (3), son of Jonathan (2] 
and Sarah (Moore) Hand, was born in Cape 
May county, December 22, 1818, and died in 
Cape May Court House, ]\Iarch 2, 1897. From 
1840 to 1845 he was county clerk of Cape 
May county, and for nine niore successive 
terms afterwards, making a continuous serv- 
ice in that office of fifty years in all, being re- 
elected each time usualh' without opposition. 
He is said to have been the most efficient coun- 
ty clerk the state has ever had. In 1852 he 
became a inaster in chancery, and in i8'^)2 
draft commissioner. By his wife Judith \\'. 
he had three sons and three daughters : Mor- 
gan : Winfield Scott, referred to below : Jona- 
than : Laura W. ; Julia, married William H. 
\ an Gilder : Sarah M. 

(ATI) Winfield Scott, second son of Jona- 
than ( 3 ) and Judith W. Hand, was born in 
Caijc May Court House, March 14, i860, and 
is now living in Ocean City, Xew Jersey. He 
was educated in the public schools and by pri- 
vate tutors, and then procured a responsible 
position in the office of the county clerk, under 
Iiis father, with whom he served for ten years 
befiire the latter's retirement from office. It 


was here that he aeqniretl and <levekiped tlie 
promptness, courtesy and accuracy for which 
he is so noted, and which have procured hini 
such success in his jjresent position. He has 
now become one of the leaehng citizens of 
Ocean City. May 15. 1899. he entered the em- 
])loy of the Central Trust Company at Ocean 
City, and January I. 1 901, he was elected as 
the company's local agent. When the First 
National Bank bought the building and the 
business of the Trust Com])any. January I. 
i()02, Mr. Hand was elected cashier of the 
bank, which position he now h(jlds. He is 
enterprising and public-spirited, and has been 
particularly efficient in aiding, developing and 
advancing judicious measures conducive to the 
prosperity of his city and his native county. 
He is a member of the board of stewards of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which his 
famih' are members. He takes his recreation 
in shooting and fishing. He is the only mem- 
ber from Cape May county on the "Ocean 
Boulevard Committee of New Jersey." 

Winfield Scott Hand married. May 26, 1885, 
Mary Hand, daughter of Lewis and Mary Ann 
( Hoft'man ) Cresse, born May i/. 1864. They 
have two children: Morgan, born June 29, 
1887. and Cecilia, February 12, 1900. 

This family, accortling to Irish 
LCJGL'E history, dates back to the tenth 
century, and the names of Logue 
and Logan are anglicized names of Lochan. son 
of Daimhin, king of Argille, and from whom 
the families are descended. In the eighteenth 
century, and during the reign of King Louise 
X\T, the ancestor of the Logue family was in 
France, and his loyalty to the king led to the 
confiscation of his property, and he fled to 
Scotland, thence to Ireland. 

(I) John Logue. his son. came to this coun- 
try a young man. from Dublin, Ireland, in the 
eighteenth century, settling in New Jersey, and 
finally in Salem, New Jersey. His brother, 
James Logue, also came early to this country, 
and to Pennsylvania, and was a lieutenant 
throughout the revolutionary war. This same 
John Logue married Rebecca Sherron, of 
Salem, New Jersey, granddaughter of High 
Sheriff James Sherron, formerly of England. 
One of his sons was John Logue, born Novem- 
ber 18, 1788, in Salem. New Jersey, but re- 
sided in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, where 
his children were born. 

(II) James Lee. son of John Logue (IT), 
was born in Port Elizabeth, New Jersev, al- 
though reared from a child in .Salem, New 

Jersey, the home oi his ancestors. He married 
I'dizabetli (ilendon, of Salem, who bore him 
the following children : i. Alary Elizabeth. 2. 
James Edward (now deceased), married a 
Miss Gibe, and left one son surviving him, 
James Edward Logue Jr. 3. Katherine Louisa, 
married Joseph Winthrop, M. D., of Charles- 
ton, South Carolina, a descendant of the fam- 
ily of Ciovernor Winthrop. of Massachusetts, 
his immediate line coming from Joseph Win- 
.throp. 4. Ida Frances, married Albert Fitz 
Randolph (now deceased), whose two chil- 
dren, Courtlandt and Albert, survive. 5. Annie 
E. B. Logue. 6. William Augustin Logue. 

( III ) William Augustin Logue was born in 
Bridgeton, New Jersey {a\\ the other children 
being born in Roadstown, New Jersey), and is 
now living in that city. For his early educa- 
tion he was sent to the public schools of 
Bridgeton, after leaving which he began the 
reading of law with Franklin Fisk Westcott, 
Esq., Bridgeton, New Jersey. He was ad- 
mitted by the New Jersey supreme court to 
the bar as an attorney in June, 1875, ^"d ''i 
February, 1879, was admitted as counsellor, 
since which time he has been engaged in the 
general practice of his profession in Bridgeton. 
Mr. Logue is a Democrat, and has given a 
good deal of his energy and ability to laboring 
for the welfare and advancement of his party. 
His unfailing courtesy, his splendid executive 
abilities and his well deserved popularity have 
won him many marks of confidence, trust and 
friendship of the community in which he lives. 
I'or a number of years Mr. Logue was city 
solicitor of Bridgeton, and for the last five 
years he has been, by the appointment of the 
mayor, president of the Bridgeton City Park 
Commission. From 1889 to 1899, by the ap- 
pointment of the governor of New Jersey, he 
served as ]jrosecutor of the pleas in Cumber- 
land county. In 1907 he was appointed for 
the five years term expiring in 1912 as a mem- 
ber of the New Jersey Board of Fish and 
Game Commissioners. He is also a member 
of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and 
jiresident of the Cumberland County Bar Asso- 
ciation. Mr. Logue is also much interested in 
and takes an active part in the financial inter- 
ests of Bridgeton, being a director in and 
counsel for many of its largest and most stable 
corporations, among which should be men- 
tioned the Cumberland National Bank of 
Bridgeton, the Bridgeton & Millville Traction 
Company, and the Bridgeton Electric Com- 

Alarch 24. 1S80, William .'\ugustin Logue 


married Mary Smith, daughter of Josiah H. 
Reeves, of Bridgeton, New Jersey, a descend- 
ant of one of New Jersey's oldest and most 
prominent families. Their children are : Frank 
Reeves Logue, born April 15, 1881 ; William 
Sherron, died at the age of four years; Law- 
rence Bateman, who likewise died when four 
years old; and Mary Louise, born November 
29, 1887, and who married, October 20, 1909, 
Emerson M. Allen, of New York. 

The Mack families in this country 
MACK derived their origin from several 

different sources, one large branch 
coming from Scotland, another from England, 
a third from- Ireland, and still a fourth, as in 
the case of the one at present under considera- 
tion, from Germany. 

(I) Wolfgang Kups, born in Germany, in 
1698, and dying there in 1769, is the founder 
of the present- line. Among his children was 
Moses, referred to below. 

(II) Moses, second son of Wolfgang Kups, 
was born in German}', in 1728, and died there 
in 1803. In 1754 he married Getta Sender, in 
Mitwitz, and at the same time changed his 
name to Mack. Amoiig their children was 
Alexander, referred to below. 

(III) Alexander, fourth child of Moses and 
Getta (Sender) Mack, was born in Germany, 
March 26, 1774, and died there, October 31. 
1847. In 1802 he married, in Bayersdorf, Sara 
Aub, born in 1775 and died in 1845. Among 
their children was Wolfgang, referred to below. 

(IV) Wolfgang, third child of Alexander 
and Sara (Aub) Mack, was born in Germany, 
February 14, 1808, and died in 1884. He was 
a permanent physician, and his practice ex- 
tended over a period of fifty years. July 24, 
1832. he married, in Ilamberg. Germany, Louise 
Geldersheimer, born there July 8, 1808. Among 
their children was Adolph, referred to below. 

( \' ) Adolph, third child of Wolfgang and 
Louise (Geldersheimer) Mack, was born in 
Germany, December 23, 1835, and died De- 
cember 25, 1909. He was educated in the 
University of Hamburg, and in 1851 came to 
America and located at Cincinnati, C)hio. where 
he engaged in the hardware business. About 
1861 he went to New York City, where he 
became connected with an importing house, 
and subsec|uently became interested in the silk 
business. In 1878 he came to Raritan, Som- 
erset county. New Jersey, as secretary and 
treasurer of the Raritan \Voolen Mills, also of 
the Somerset Manufacturing Company, which 
business had been established by his father-in- 

law, Lewis Einstein. In politics Mr. Mack 
was a Republican and one of the most influ- 
ential men of his party in Somerset county. 
He was also one of the most popular, as is 
testified by the fact that he was twice elected 
presidential elector. He was a j\Iason, a mem- 
ber of the Royal Arch Masons, and an organizer 
of the Phoenix Club of Cincinnati. December 
26, 1866, he married Therese, daughter of 
Lewis and Judith (Lewis) Einstein, who was 
born September 24, 1846, and died August 18, 
1906. Children: Alexander W., referred to 
below; Lewis C, referred to below; Clara L., 

( \ I) Alexander W., eldest child of Adolph 
and Therese (Einstein) Mack, was born in 
New York City, in 1868. After receiving his 
early education in the public schools he was 
prepared for college in the Stevens high school 
at Hoboken, and graduated from Cornell Uni- 
versity in the class of 1889. During his col- 
lege course he became a member of the Greek 
letter fraternity. Beta Theta Pi. After leav- 
ing college he entered the office of the S. L. 
Moore & Sons Company, at Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, where he remained for si.x years, at 
the end of which time he was appointed secre- 
tary of the Raritan Woolen Mills and the 
Somerset Manufacturing Company, which are 
among the largest plants of their kind in the 
country, employing over twelve hundred hands 
and manufacturing every year more than two 
million yards of finished product. Mr. Mack 
is the member of various bodies of Masonry, 
including that of the Mystic Shrine, and for 
the last two years he has been a member of the 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In 
politics he is a Republican. He married Made- 
line, daughter of .\lva A. Clark, of Somerville. 
Children: i. Adolph C, born 1894. 2. Cath- 
arine, 1901. 

( \ I ) Lewis C, youngest son of Adolph and 
Therese (Einstein) Mack, was born in 1869, 
died in 1905, and married Louise F. Chambers. 
( )no child, Lewis A., born 1903. 

Charles Meeks Mason was born 
MA.SON in Natchez, Mississippi, May 

7, 1876, son of Samuel A. and 
Mary P. (Mellen) Mason. On the maternal 
line he traces his ancestry through some 
of the most illustrious members of the bench 
and bar of New England to William Pepperell, 
who was born in Plymouth. Wales, and came 
to .A.merica in 1668, settled in Kittery, Maine, 
where in 1690 he was made judge of the court 
of common pleas and was colonel of the militia 



in 1 7 14. He had one son, William Pepperell, 
born in ifjyO, who commanded the American 
forces which captureil Louisburg from the 
French, after which he was made heutenant- 
general. He also had the honor of being the 
first native of New England to be knighted by 
the king of England. He also was a member 
of the bar and practiced law. and was governor 
and chancellor of Alassachusetts in 1756. His 
sister, Mary Pepperell, married Captain John 
Frost, 1691 -1 732. who was a captain in the 
fleet that went to Louisburg under the com- 
mand of Lieutenant General Pepperell. 

Captain Frost was also a lawyer, and in 
1724 was a member of the council for the 
province of New Hampshire. His son was 
George Frost, born 1720, died 1796. He was 
chief justice of the court of common pleas of 
Stafford county. New Hampshire, also a dele- 
gate to the Continental congress, 1776-79. His 
daughter, ]\Iartha Frost, married Henry Mel- 
len, who was also a lawyer practicing in New 
Hampshire. His brother, Prentiss Alellen, was 
United States senator from Massachusetts. 
When Maine was formed as a separate state in 
1820 he resigned from the senate to become 
the first chief-justice of Maine. Sergeant S. 
IVentiss, the American orator, was a first 
cousin of Henry Mellen. 

William Pepperell Mellen, son of Henry 
]\Iellen, born in 1806, died in 1864, removed 
to ]\Iississip|M in 1831. He was a lawyer, and 
a member of the legislature of Mississippi, and 
established the first daily newspaper, the 
Natchez Courier, in ^lississippi. and was grand 
master of the Masonic order of that state. He 
married Sarah Lewis, daughter of Archibald 
Lewis, who was presiding justice of the court 
of common pleas of Adams county, Mississippi. 
.■\ brotherof .Archibald Lewis was Seth Lewis, 
who studied law in Tennessee under Andrew 
Jackson, and was a member of the first legis- 
lature of Tennessee. In 1800 he was appoint- 
ed the first chief-justice of Mississippi by 
President John Adams, anrl later served as 
Cnited States circuit court judge for Louisiana. 

Two sons of William Pejjperell Mellen be- 
came lawyers — William F. (born 1836. died 
1890), who had the degree of LL. D. con- 
ferred on him by the University of Mississippi, 
and was dean of the law department of Tulane 
University in New Orleans: and Thomas L., 
born 1847, died 1909, a member of the legis- 
lature of Mississip])i in 1882, and prosecutor 
of .\dams county. Mary Peyton Mellen. the 
daughter of William Pepperell Mellen, born 
1845, died 1904, married Samuel A. Mason, 

born in Fro>tburg. Maryland, in 1833, and 
died in Natchez, Mississippi, February 18, 
1881. He was a commission merchant in 
Natchez, and served four years in the Twelfth 
Alississippi Regiment, Confederate States 
Army. Two children survive this union : 
Charles AL Mason, the subject of this sketch: 
and Sarah E. Mason, who married Frederick 
L. Cobb, of Newark. 

Charles Meeks Mason was graduated from 
Rutgers College, New Jersey, in 1897, ^^'it'^ 
degree of A. B. In 1901 the degree of A. M. 
was conferred upon him for special educational 
work. Having determined to follow the ])ro- 
fcssion in which his ancestors had achieved 
such successes and were so highly honoreil. he 
entered the New York Law School, from 
which he was graduated with honor in 1901, 
and. had conferred upon him the degree of 
LL. B. During this time he also read law in 
the office of Lintott, Johnson & Capen, of 
Newark. He was admitted to the bar of New 
\ovk as an attorney and counsellor in 1901 
and to the bar of New Jersey in 1902 as an 
attorney, and as a counsellor in 1905. In poli- 
tics he has been a consistent adherent of Dem- 
ocratic principles. He served as under-sheriff' 
of Essex county, under Sheriff" William C. 
Nicoll and under Sheriff' Frank H. Sommer. 
For six months, he was acting-sheriff' of the 
county while Sheriff' Sommer was ill and ab- 
sent from the state. 

Mr. ^Nlason is dean of the faculty of the 
New Jersey Law School, and a member of the 
Rutgers Club, the Lawyers' Club, the Gott- 
fried Krueger .Association: Franklin Lodge, 
No. 10, F. and .\. M. : LInion Chapter, R. A. 
M.: Clinton Lodge, No. 18, I. O. O. F., and 
the Beta Theta Pi college fraternity. He is 
also interested in the militia of his state, and 
i> a member of the First Regiment, New Jer- 
sey National Guard. He was married, in 1905, 
to Eva P. Bloomfield. of Elizabeth, New Jer- 
sey, a relative of Joseph Bloomfield, governor 
of New Jersey. They have two children : 
Charles Bloomfield Mason and William Pep- 
perell Mason. 

(II) William, first of the three 
Hr)PPER sons of Andries Hopper ( i|. v. ), 
born in New .Amsterdam, was 
born in 1654. He was married to Mynen Paulus 
in that city and their three children, Christina, 
("Gertrude and Bridget fP.elitza), were born in 
New Amsterdam in the order named. The fam- 
ily removed to Hackensack, Bergen countv, New- 
Jersey, in 1686, where he joined the Reformed 



Dutch church, located "On the Green" in 
March. 1686. Here his fourth child and only 
son Andrew was born and baptized in the 
church in March, 1686, and as there is no 
further record of the father he probably died 
soon after the son was born. 

( II ) Hendrick, second of the three sons of 
Antlries Hopper, born in New Amsterdam, 
was born in 1656. He removed to Bergen, 
New Jersey, across Hudson river from New 
Netherlands in 1680, and he was there mar- 
ried, March 14, 1680, to Alary Jans Van 
Blarkum, whose fatlier, John \'an Blarkum, 
came from Holland to New Amsterdam before 
tliis daughter was born. Hendrick Hopper 
jirobably rented land in Bergen, as his name 
does not ajjpear as a landowner. He was a 
farmer and his brother, Mathias Adolphus, 
who accompanied him to Bergen also worked 
a farm, and the two brothers removed in 1687 
to Hackensack where their elder brother Will- 
iam had settled in 1686. Here the two brothers 
])urchased from Captain John Berry a large 
tract of land extending from the west bank of 
the Hackensack river to the east bank of Sad- 
dle river and this tract they divided into two • 
farms of about one hundred and fifty acres 
each, and they built on it two houses and estab- 
lished homes. Hendrick was a good farmer, a 
good citizen, and a devout member of the 
church. Children of Hendrick and Mary Jans 
( \'an Blarkum ) Hopper, were born in Bergen 
before the removal to Hackensack, as follows: 
I. Andries Hendrickse, see forward. 2. Jans 
Hendrickse, see forward. 3. William, 1684. 4. 
Catherine. 1685; married I'eter Garretse \'an 
-Allen, of Rotterdam, Holland. 5. Garret 
Hendrickse, see forward. 6. Gertrude Hend- 
rickse, 1699; married Hendrick Albertse Za- 
briski. May 16, 1719. 7. Lea Hendrickse, prob- 
ably 1700; married Christian Albertse Zabriski, 
May 28, 1715. 

( n ) Mathias Adolphus, youngest of the 
three sons of Andries Hopper, born in New 
Amsterdam. New Netherlands, was born in 
1658. He removed with his brother Hendrick 
to Bergen county. New Jersey, located on the 
west bank of Hudson's river and opposite the 
fort at New Amsterdam in 1680, where he 
carried on a farm. He was married in New 
York City by the preacher of the Bergen church 
of which he was a member to -\nna Poulusse. 
a native of New Amsterdam. We also find her 
name written .Antje Jorkse. In 1687 he removed 
with his brother Hendrick to Hackensack in the 
northern part of Bergen county, where they 

jiurchased farms and built new homes. Mathias 
.\dol])hus was made a deacon of the Hacken- 
sack church in 1705, and appears to have been 
a prosperous farmer. Four of his five children 
were born in Hackensack. according to the rec- 
ords of the Reformed Dutch church, ])opularly 
known as "The Church on the Green." Chil- 
dren cif Alathias .-Vdolphus and Anna Poulusse 
(or .\ntje Jorkse) Hopper: i. Andries, see 
forward. 2. Christina, 1686; married Johannes 
Huysman, Alay 21, 1709. 3. Lea, 1695; mar- 
ried Johannes \'anderhoflf, of Albany, New 
York, May 15, 1714. 4. Rachel, 1703; mar- 
ried, became a widow and married a second 
time. 5. Jan (John), see forward. 

( HI ) Andries, eldest child of Alathias Adol- 
phus and Anna (Poulusse) Hopper, was born 
in Bergen, Bergen county. New Jersey, 1684, 
died in 1819. He was brought as an infant to 
Hackensack, New Jersey, and was raised on 
his father's farm and attended the Hackensack 
church, from which church he was married 
August 12, 1710, to Elizabeth Bros. Children: 
I. Andrus or .Andrew, born 1714. 2. Hendrick, 
married Elizabeth Terhune. Others. 

( III) John, youngest child of Alathias Adol- 
])hiis and Anna (Poulusse) Hopper, was born 
in Hackensack, New Jersey, 1705. He was 
bnuight up as a farmer, lived in the homestead, 
and married, Alarch 13, 1736, Elizabeth Kip. 

(Ill) .Andries Hendrickse, eldest child of 
Hendrick and Alary Jans (Van Blarkum) Hop- 
per, was born in Bergen, Bergen county. New 
Jersey, 1681, and removed with the family to 
Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1687, where he 
\^ as brought up on his father's farm in the 
Saddle river. He was married, according to 
the records of the Hackensack church, in July, 
1707, to Abigail Ackerman. 

(HI) Jan (John) Hendrickse, second son 
of Hendrick and Alary Jans (\'an Blarkum) 
Hopper, was born in Bergen, Bergen county. 
New Jersey, 1682. He married, July, 1707, 
Rachel, daughter of .Albert .A. and Weyntje 
( liruches ) Terhune. and they had children, 
including Lieutenant John, a soldier in the 
American revolution. 

(HI) Garret Hendrickse, fourth son of 
Hendrick and Alary Jans (\'an Blarkum) 
Ho])per, was born in Bergen, Bergen county. 
New Jersey, in 1686. He was carried as an 
infant to Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1687, 
wlff^n his parents changed their residence. He 
was brought up on his father's fann. He 
married (first) about 1725. Catharine Kejoyne, 
and they had a son Jacob G., born 1727; (sec- 


(iiid) (Jctober 31, 1741, Hendrickje, daugliter 
iif juhn and Elizabeth (Barthoff) Terhune, 
and widow of Jacob Deickse. 

( 1\') Jacob G., eldest son of Garret Hend- 
rickse Hopper by his first wife, was born in 
Hackensack, New Jersey, on his father's farm 
near Saddle river about 1727, died in 1814. 
He married, September 22, 1750, Cornelia 
Ackerman. according to the records of the 
Hackensack church. Children : Katrina, Cor- 
nelius (who had a son, Peter C, who had a 
son Jonathan P., of whom below), Garret, 
Elizabeth, Henry, John J. 

(\') John J., son of Jacob G. and Cornelia 
(Ackerman) Hopper, was born in Hackensack, 
New Jersey, November, 1774, died there Au- 
gust 23, 1833. He married, March 24, 1799, 
Maria Terhune, born June 9, 1782, died Janu- 
ary I, 1857, the ceremony being performed by 
the minister of the Schraalenburgh church. 
Children : Cornelia, Altia, Catherine (married 
Jonathan P. Hopper, q. v. below), Albert, 
Jacob J., John, for many years judge in Pater- 
son ; Eliza, Maria, Jane. 

(VI) Jonathan P., second son of Peter C. 

and (Odell) Hopper, was born in 

Hoppertown, New Jersey, February 21, 1795, 
(lied in Paterson, New Jersey, October 2, 1866. 
He was reared to manhood in his native town, 
and was educated in the schools of Paterson. 
Upon attaining his majority he became en- 
gaged in the capacity of a clerk in New York 
City, continuing in this position for a number 
of years, when he became a proprietor of a dry 
goods store in Paterson, New Jersey, one of 
the first in the place. He also served the town 
of Paterson as special collector of taxes, the 
period of his service covering over twenty 
years. He was regarded as a useful and highly 
respected citizen. I\Ir. Hopper married. May 
24. 1799, in the Schraalenburgh church, Cath- 
erine, daughter of John J. and Maria (Ter- 
hune) Hopper. (See above). Catherine 
Hopper was born in Polyfly, Bergen county. 
New Jersey, October 26, 1805, died in Pater- 
son. New Jersey, January 26, 1886. Children, 
born in Paterson: i. Peter J., June 24, 1826; 
went to California in 1849 and there took an 
active interest in the political afl^airs at Sacra- 
mento; was elected to the legislature and was 
speaker of the house; he died there in 1883 
and left two sons and one daughter. 2. Mary, 
May 12, 1828; married William Gledhill. 3. 
Elizabeth, October 25, 1830, died young. 4. 
Cornelia, March 25, 1833. died young. 5. 
Catherine, March 2, 1835. 6. Albert J., Octo- 
ber 4, 1837, died in 1907. 7. John J., May 14, 

1840. 8. Charles Henry, December 24, 1842, 
see forward. 9. Bessie, August 21, 1846. 

(VH) Charles Henry, eighth child of Jon- 
athan P. and Catharine (Hopper) Hopper, 
was born December 24, 1842, in Paterson, 
New Jersey. He was educated in the first 
[mblic school of Paterson, under the tuition of 
]\Ir. Hosford, then a noted teacher. Upon 
taking up the practical duties of life, lie be- 
came em]iloyed in the capacity of a clerk. In 
1S84 he entered the employ of Charles N. 
Martin, of New York City, a manufacturer 
and dealer in silk thread and silk goods, where 
he remained employed until the death of Mr. 
Martin in 1896, at which time a partnership 
was formed with the heirs of Mr. Martin's 
estate, Charles Henry Hopper and Richard 
Schutte, who continued the business under the 
firm name of C. N. ^lartin & Company. This 
arrangement continued successfully until 1898, 
when ]\Ir. Hopper and ]\Ir. Schutte purchased 
the remainder of interest of the heirs of Mr. 
Martin, and since that time have successfully 
conducted this enterprise. The success that 
Mr. Hopper has attained is the direct result of 
his perseverance and fidelity to duty. 

Charles Henry Hopper married, December 
24. 1883, Catherine Elizabeth Mesler, born 
March 7, 1850, daughter of Artemus and 
Rachel Ann (Cueman) Mesler; one child, 
Marda -Alberta, born April 29, 1888. In 1903 
-Mr. Hop])er erected a modern residence in 
Passaic. New Jersey, w'here he has since re- 
sided and 'has become well known and highly 
respected by all who know him. 

( \T ) Jacob A., son of Abra- 
HOPPER ham (q. v.) and Leah (Bo- 
gart) Hopper, was born in 
I^chraalenburgh, Bergen county, New Jersey, 
on his father's farm which was located near 
Ivlount Etna, July 21, 1788, and he was bap- 
tizefl in the Dutch church at Schraalenburgh, 
.\ugust 17, 1788. He worked on his father's 
farm and became a very prosperous and influ- 
ential citizen. He married Alargaret Cooper ; 
children: i. Leah, married John Westervelt. 
2. Richard Jacob, see forward. 

(VII) Richard Jacob, son of Jacob A. and 
Margaret (Cooper) Hopper, was born in Ber- 
gen county. New Jersey, December 19, 1819, 
died there in 1889. He was brought up on his 
father's farm, and like most of the Hoppers 
of Bergen county was a successful agricul- 
turist, and at the same time an influential citi- 
zen, but retiring in disposition and devoted his 
time to his farm and familv. He married, No- 



vember 21, 1849, Ellen Van Wagoner, a native 
of Bergen county, and daughter of Jacob and 
Ellen (Cooper) \'an Wagoner, the former an 
influential and leading citizen of the town in 
which he resided. Ellen Van Wagoner was 
born May 22, 1823, in the village of Xew JMil- 
ford, and like the young women of the time 
was brought up to perform the various duties 
that fall to the life of housekeeper and mother's 
assistant in the household. Richard and Ellen 
(Van Wagoner) Hopper had children: i. 
Jacob Richard, see forward. 2. Ella iNIaria, 
March 28, 1855 ; married. May 9, 1877, David 
D. LSrickell. 3. Margaret Jane, September 7, 
1858; married, October 12, 1881, John H. De- 
Mott. After the death of her husband the 
mother of these children lived in the village 
of Westwood, Bergen county, Xew Jersey, 
which had grown out of the rural settlement 
of the neighborhood of her home. Here she 
was still a resident in 1909, surrounded by 
children, grandchildren and great-grandchil- 

(Vni) Jacob Richard, only son of Richard 
and Ellen (Van Wagoner) Hopper, was born 
in Bergen county, New Jersey, September 22, 
1850. He was brought up on his father's 
farm which he inherited and carried it on with 
the same satisfactory results as attended the 
labors of his father, w^ho spent his declining 
years on the farm, but relieved by the son of 
all care and annoyance incident to the conduct 
of its affairs. He married, May 17, 1876, 
Hattie A. Bogart, of Westwood, and their 
home and neighborhood took the name of 
Westwood and became one of the growing 
suburban towns of northern New Jersey within 
easy railroad communication, hourly, with New 
York City. The children of Jacob R. and 
Hattie A. (Bogart) Hopper, born in West- 
wood, Bergen county, New Jersey, were: i. 
Richard J., born December i, 1877, died at 
Westwood, New Jersey. 2. Anna Bogart, De- 
cember 24, 1879, married Fred Zabriskie Board 
and their children, born in Westwood, New 
Jersey, were : Cornelius J. Board and Mary 
Wessel Board. 3. Isaac Bogart, August 13, 
1882. 4. Ella C. August 8, 1885 ; married 
Harold Berry, and their first child, Doris 
Berry, was born September, 1908. Hattie A. 
(Bogart) Hopper married (second) October 
21, 1909, Rev. David Talmage. 

1774.''' He was a farmer in Oakland, which 
jjlace became known as Crystal Lake, located 
in Pompton \'alley, Bergen county, New Jer- 
sey. He married Sarah Tice ; children : Henry, 
Abraham, Statia, Jacob, Andrew, Peter, Mar- 
garet. Eliza, Ann. 

( \ II,) Peter, sixth son of Jacob and Susan 
(Tice) Hopper, was born in Oakland, Bergen 
county, New Jersey, November 25, 1797, died 
at Paterson, New Jersey, November 22, 1875. 
He married Catherine, daughter of Moses and 
Maria (Terhune) Decker, born January 24, 
1804, died in Paterson, New Jersey, Febru- 
ary 20, 1880. He was a mason by occupa- 
tion and did business in Paterson, New Jer- 
sey on his own account during his early 
life. He was a man of great physical 
endurance and was accustomed to walk from 
Paterson to New York City and other nearby 
jilaces in which he had work. He later lived 
on a farm at Wyckoff, and later at Camp Gaw. 
Children: i. Jacob, born September 22, 1820; 
married Rosanna Riley ; he was a farmer ; he 
was forty-one years old when the civil war 
broke out and his country called for volunteers 
to put down the southern rebellion ; he volun- 
teered, served in the New Jersey Volunteers 
during the entire period of the war, and died 
three weeks after returning home. 2. Maria, 
October 18, 1822. 3. Abram D., July 18, 1824; 
marriedi Laura W'illiams. 4. Elizabeth M., 
April 3, 1831 ; married (first) Stephen Yurie; 
(second) James Ackerman ; (third) George 
Reynolds. 5. Sarah Ann, December 11, 1835; 
married Jacob C. Banta. 6. Susan, January 31. 
1837 ; married Andrew Barton. 7-8. Twins, died 
in infancy. 9. I\Iargaret, see forward. 10. John 
H., May 15, 1846; married Louisa Sippel. 

i \TII) Margaret, daughter of Peter and 
Catherine (Decker) Hopper, was born at 
\\'yckofT, Bergen county. New Jersey, March 
23, 1843. She married, January 3, 1863, Alfred 
\'an Emburgh, born December 15, 1842, died 
June II, 1905, in Paterson, New Jersey. He 
was a carpenter and builder, a man of consid- 
erable mechanical genius, a thorough work- 
man, and an upright citizen. He suffered from 
serious illness during his last years, and was 
incapacitated for any physical exertion. The 
only child of Alfred and Rlargaret (Hopper) 


(\ I) Jacob, son of and 

( ) Hopper, was 

born in Oakland, Franklin 
township, Bergen county. New Jersey, about 

•Jacob Hopper, of Oakland, and Jacob Hopper, of 
Wvckoff, Hved in the district covered by the rec- 
ords of the Dutch church at Ponds. This church, 
according to WiUiam Nelson, of Paterson, was 
founded in 1710, but its records were destroyed 
about 1865. There is therefore nothing to be found 
about families in this region for the early periods 
except as may hereafter be discovered through 
wills, deeds, etc., which are now unknown, and may 
possibly be learned of in the future. 



Van Emburgh was Kittle, born January 22, 
1866; married, Alarcb 17, 1885, Cbarles C. 
Bogert, born August 2y, 1864, died February 
17, 1899, and they had one child, Chester A. 
Bogert, born November 14, 1887. In 1909 
Mrs. Margaret (Hopper) Van Emburgh was 
living in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with her 
widowed daughter. Kittie (Van Emburgh) 
Bogert, and her grandson, Chester A. Bogert. 

(\T) Jacob, son of and 

HOPPER '— ( ) Hopper, mar- 
ried Charity Van Horn and 
lived in \\'yckoff, Bergen county, New Jersey.* 
( \ II ) John, son of Jacob and Charity (Van 
Horn ) Hopper, was born in W'yckoff , Bergen 
county, New Jersey, October 30, 1824, died in 
Paterson, New Jersey, February 24, 1905. He 
was a farmer and kept a hotel at Wyckoft for 
several years and later went to New York City, 
where he was a truckman. Late in life he 
went to Paterson, New Jersey, where he en- 
gaged in the livery business up to the time of 
his death. He married, August 5, 1849, Abbie 
Ann, daughter of John and Anna (V^an Blar- 
com) Terwilliger, and granddaughter of John 
Van Blarcom. Children: i. John J., see for- 
ward. 2. Cornelius. 3. Jeremiah. 4. George. 

5. Annetta, born August 7, 1859 ; married 
Noah McDow, of Staten Island, New York. 

6. Sarenda, February 13, 1862; never married. 

7. Child, died in infancy. 

(\'III ) John Jacob, eldest child of John and 
.\bbie Ann (Terwilliger) Hopper, was born in 
\\'yckoff, Bergen county. New Jersey, May 8, 
1S50. He was a carpenter and builder in Ruth- 
erford, New Jersey, and later a livery stable 
keeper in Paterson, from whch business he re- 
tired with a competence, and was residing with 
Ins son in East Rutherford in 1909. He mar- 
ried, 1875, Susan Randolph, daughter of Ed- 
win F. and Hannah ( Goetschious ) Randolph, 
the former a descendant of the Fitz Randolphs, 
of \'irginia. Child, Edmund C. 

(IX) Edmund C, only child of John Jacob 
and Susan (Randolph) Hopper, was born in 
Rutherford, Bergen county, New Jersey, June 
14, 1876. He was a ])upil in the public schools 
of Paterson, and from his father, a master 
carpenter, learned the trade and followed the 
vocation for three years, when he accepted the 
I>osition of bookkeei)er for P. S. Van Kirk, 
carpenter and contractor at Paterson, and he 
continued with this concern for twelve years. 
Late in 1906 he began the lumber business on 

•See footnote on preceding page. 

his own account at East Rutherford and his 
trade increased rapidly, and in 1909 he was the 
proprietor of a large and well established busi- 
ness. He affiliates with the Benevolent and 
Protective Order of Elks, an immensely popu- 
lar organization founded in 1868, wdiich in 
1905 had a membership of over two hundred 
thousand in the United States, comprising the 
best class of professional and business men. 
Mr. Hopper acquired his membership through 
Rutherford Lodge, No. 547, in 1907. 

He married, June 15, 1899, Maud J., daugh- 
ter of William and Eliza J. (Albert) Ketcham ; 
children, born in East Rutherford, New Jer- 
sey: I. Edmund R., August 25, 1900. 2. 
Winfield K., February 23. 1904. 3. Randolph 
T., September 5, 1906 

The families of this name in 
TAYLOR New Jersey are numerous and 

all of English origin. Like 
many others it is derived from an occupation, 
and was doubtless associated with the bap- 
tismal name of its bearer when he assumed it 
as a surname about five hundred years ago. 
Many of the best citizens of this common- 
wealth have borne the patronymic, and it is 
still well known in leading circles. 

(I ) Samuel Taylor is the first of this family 
now known by baptismal name. His father 
came from England and settled at Hempstead, 
Rockland county, New York. Samuel Taylor 
was born May 14, 1779, in England, and was 
an adult when he accompanied his father (or 
was accompanied by the latter) to America. 
He settled in Pompton, New Jersey, and was 
a farmer and tanner. He served as a drummer 
in the war of 1812. Later in life he removed 
to the present site of Westwood, Washington 
township, Bergen county. New Jersey, where 
he died December 11, 1857. He married, July 
10, 1802, Sarah Doremus, of Preakness, Pas- 
saic county. New Jersey, born September 7, 
1783, died x'Xugust 7, 1843. They were the 
parents of eight children, among whom was 
Cornelius D., see forward. 

(II) Cornelius D., son of Samuel and Sarah 
(Doremus) Taylor, was born about 1810-14, 
at what is now Westwood, Bergen county, 
New Jersey. Early in life he became identi- 
fied with the cotton mills at Lodi, New Jersey, 
where he became expert in dying fabrics. In 
1842, after sveral years connection with the 
former employment, he built a hotel at 
Paramus, Bergen county. New Jersey, which 
he conducted some thirteen years. Having 
come into possession of the Mansion House 



;U Hackensack, New Jersey, he conducted it 
as a hotel until 1860, when he returned to 
j'arannis and continued to conduct his hotel 
there for about six years. For thirty years 
])revious to his death, which occurred at Hack- 
ensack, August 24, 1876, he was greatly af- 
flicted with rheumatism and was compelled to 
live in enforced retirement for several years. 
In addition to his business interests Mr. Tay- 
lor devoted considerable time to the welfare 
and improvement of his adopted city, and 
served in the capacity of assessor of the town 
of Midland, which covered a large district at 
the time. His nature was genial and sym- 
pathetic, and he was honored and esteemed by 
his fellow citizens. He was a member of the 
Dutch Reformed church, of the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, and an adherent of the 
Democratic party. He married Hannah Wald- 
ron. born August 15, 181 5, died April 11, 1901, 
daughter of Captain Barney and Matilda (\'an 
Dien) W'aldron, of New York. Children: i. 
Matilda, born 1834, became wife of William 
Cronkright, of Hackensack, New Jersey, where 
she died July 23, 1906. 2. Samuel, referred to 
below. 3. Richard, born 1842 ; is a resident of 
Hackensack, New Jersey. 

(HE) Samuel (2). elder son of Cornelius 
D. and Hannah (Waldron) Taylor, was born 
at Areola, Fiergen county, New Jersey, Janu- 
ary 24, 1838. He was reared in Hackensack 
and there attended the public schools. At the 
age of fourteen years he went to work in the 
general store of Henry A. Berry, dealer in all 
^orts of merchandise, also proprietor of a coal 
and lumber yard. Samuel Taylor in this man- 
ner became thoroughly proficient along various 
lines of mercantile pursuits, and the informa- 
tion and experience thus gained proved of 
great value to him in his subsequent career. 
He continued in the emjiloy of Mr. Berry two 
and one-half years, after which he was em- 
ployed in the New York brokerage office of 
Louis Becker, where his knowledge of busi- 
ness affairs was greatly enhanced. In 1857 ■^^''• 
Becker established the Bergen County Bank at 
Hackensack, and Samuel Taylor was assigned 
to the position of cashier, thus demonstrating 
the trust reposed in him by his employer, and 
\\as ]irobably one of the youngest men who 
ever occu]iied such a responsible position. The 
panic of 1857 ruined the bank, and Mr. Taylor 
was then compelled to turn his attention to 
other pursuits, but his spirit and love for 
active commercial life did not desert him. T-'or 
a number of years he was manager of the 
Mansion House at Hackensack, which was 

then his father's property and is now his own, 
and in 1866 he established a bottling business 
which he actively conducted for ten years and 
in which he still has an interest. ]\Ir. Taylor 
has always taken an active interest in local 
affairs, and by his progress and enterprise has 
contributed materially to the growth and ad- 
vancement of Hackensack. His political alle- 
giance has been given to the Democratic party ; 
in 1877-78 he acted as collector of New Bar- 
badoes township, and in 1880 was elected coun- 
ty clerk, serving in this important position fif- 
teen years, a sufficient testimonial to his ability 
and integrity. He has been employed as re- 
ceiver of large properties and has conserved 
them with remarkable success. He is a di- 
rector of the Hackensack National Bank and 
member of the board of directors of the Hack- 
ensack Trust Company. Mr. Taylor is a man 
of genial nature, kind-hearted and hospitable, 
and is esteemed and respected in the com- 
munity in which he resides. He is liberal in 
religious views, and subscribes to the broad 
fraternal principles of the Masonic fraternity, 
being an early member of Hackensack Lodge, 
No. 70. 

Mr. Taylor married, August 10, 1859, Sarah 
E. Lovett, born July 10, 1839, died January 
26, 1905, daughter of John and Jane W. 
(Weaver) Lovett, of Hackensack, New Jersey. 
Children: i. John L., born June 9, 1862, died 
March 20, 1866. 2. Fannie, born December 
2"], 1864; married, November 26, 1884, Abra- 
ham J. Demarest, born February 14, 1858, son 
of John A. and Elizabeth (\'anderbeek) Dema- 
rest ; superintendent of schools of Hoboken, 
New Jersey ; one child, Stanley Taylor Dema- 
rest, born November 25, 1890. 3. Mamie E. L., 
born January 9, 1868; married, December 2, 
1891, John Wakeman Holberton, of Hacken- 
sack, New Jersey; children: Taylor Wakeman, 
born September 16, 1891, and Thomas Seir 
Cummings, born July 24,1894. 

This is one of the early names of 
SOOY New Jersey of Dutch origin, and 

has had numerous worthy repre- 
sentatives in Burlington county. One of the 
leading scions of the family is now clerk of 
that county. 

(I) Yoos Sooy was a Hollander by birth, 
who came to New Jersey at a ven,^ early date. 
The English equivalent of his christian name is 
Joseph. His grave is located at Lower Bank, 
New Jersey. He had three sons — Nicholas, 
Joseph and Luke. 

(II) Nicholas, eldest son of Yoos Sooy, re- 



sideil at Pleasant Mills. He was a well-to-do 
tanner. He married Sarah Sears and they 
had children; Nicholas, Noah, William, Arche- 
laus. Sears, Elizaheth, Hannah, Sarah, Jemima 
and I'arnell. 

( IH ) Nicholas (2), eldest child of Nicholas 
( I ) and Sarah (Sears) Sooy, was born at 
Cireen Bank, New Jersey, where he resided on 
the paternal homestead. He was a well-to-do 
farmer, and gave land to the Methodist Epis- 
co]ial Church at Green Bank for a cemetery 
and also built the church of that denomination. 
He married Esther Weeks. Children : Samuel, 
William, Ejihraim, Josephus, Nicholas, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, Sarah, Sophia and Esther. 

(IV'j William, second son of Nicholas (2) 
and Esther (Weeks) Sooy. was born in 1815, 
at Green Bank, where he died October 2, 181/1, 
aged eighty-owe years. He married Mary, 
daughter of Thomas Haywood. She was born 
about 1811-12, and died April I, 1901, at the 
age of eighty-nine years. Both were active 
members of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Mr. Sooy was a Democrat in early life, but 
was later an enthusiastic Republican. He was 
an esteemed and respected citizen, and served 
three terms as a member of the New Jersey 
legi>lature. During and after the civil war he 
was internal revenue assessor, while that office 
was maintained by the United States govern- 
ment. He served as town clerk and was for 
many years a freeholder. He kept a general 
store and also dealt in lumber at Green Bank. 
His children: i. Joel H., resided at Bristol, 
Pennsylvania, and has been for many years 
engaged in the oyster business in South Jersey. 
2. Anna }tl., became wife of Edward Johnson, 
and now resides at Atlantic City. 3. Watson 
T., mentioned below. 4. Franklin W.. is an 
artist, residing at Asbury Park, New Jersey. 

(Vj Watson Thomas, second son of Will- 
iam and Mary (Haywood) Sooy, was born 
February 14, 1849, at Green Bank, and was 
educated at the Providence Conference Semi- 
nary, now known as Greenwich Academy, at 
Greenwich, Rhode Island, from which insti- 
tution he graduated. For one year he taught 
music in that school, and then went to Ran- 
di)l[ih and was several years a teacher in a 
school at that place. He subsequently served 
in the same capacity for a period of two years 
at Bristol, Pennsylvania. He then returned 
to his native place and was busily engaged for 
five years in the menhaden fisheries. He suc- 
ceeded his father in the conduct of the general 
store at (Jreen Bank, which he continued until 
1904, when he was elected to the office of 

county clerk for a period of five years. He is 
an active supporter of the Republican party 
and exercises considerable influence in its 
councils in his county. For several years he 
served as freeholder. He is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church of Green Bank, 
and of Tuckerton Lodge No. 4, A. F. and 
A. M., and of Green Bank Lodge, L O. O. F. 
Mr. Sooy married, in 1883, Harriet W. Lane, 
who was born at Lower Bank, a daughter of 
Peter and Rebecca (Van Zant) Lane. 

This great historical family 
HAMILTON is known to be of English 

origin, but when or how it 
took root in Scotland has not been ascertained 
as easily. The name is obviously territorial, 
taken from one of the many English manors 
called Hamilton, especially in Buckinghamshire, 
Hampshire, Surrey, Lancashire, Rutlandshire, 
Yorkshire and Leicestershire. Several persons of 
the name of Hamilton appear in English and 
Scottish records about the middle of the thir- 
teenth century, and one of these seems to have 
held the Yorkshire Manor of Hamilton, to- 
gether with the lands in the parish of Oxnam 
in Scotland. But the pedigree of the family 
cannot ]'^e carried beyond (I) "\\'alter Fitz- 
Gilbert (or Gilbertson) of Hamilton," who in 
121)6 held lands in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and 
sworn fealty to King Edward I. of England as 
overlord of Scotland. He early surrendered 
this strong fortress, and of the English knights 
and nobles who had fled to it from the field of 
Bannockburn, was rewarded by King Robert 
Bruce by grant of the land and baronies for- 
feited by Cuni}-ns and other adherents of Eng- 
land. He attained the rank of knighthood, and 
married Mary, daughter of Sir Adam of Gor- 
don of Hurtly, by whom he left two sons. The 
elder son was Sir David Fitz-Walter Fitz Gil- 
bert ( 2 ) , or as he was sometimes more shortly 
called Sir David Fitz Walter, or Sir David of 
Hamilton. His eldest son (3), Sir David of 
Hamilton of Cadyow, died before 1392, leav- 
ing by his wife Janet of Keith five sons and a 
daughter. The eldest son (4) Sir John of 
Hamilton of Cadyow, married Janet, daughter 
of Sir James of Douglas of Dalkeith, by whom 
he was the father of (5) Sir James of Hamil- 
ton of Cadyow. who about 1422 married Janet, 
(laughter of Alexander of Livingston of Cal- 
lander, by whom he had (6) Sir James of 
Hamilton of Cadyow, and four other sons. 
Sir James was in 1445 created Lord Hamilton 
b\' a charter which erected his manor jilace of 
"the Orchard" to the barony of Cadyow, and 



gave to it the name of Hamilton, which it still 
bears. His second son (7) James, second Lord 
Hamilton, was in 1503 made Earl of Orran, 
and he wrote his name "James by the Grace of 
God, earl of Orran and lord Hamilton, gov- 
ernor and prince of Scotland." He resigned 
his high office in 1554 in favor of Mary of 
Guise, receiving in return from Henry 11. of 
France a grant of the duchy of Chatelherault. 
His nearness to the throne, his following and 
large possessions were so large that his eldest 
son, the Earl of Arran, as he was called, was 
proposed as the husband of Mary, Queen of 
Scotland, and at another time as the husband 
of Queen Elizabeth of England, but he was 
afflicted with madness in 1562 and never re- 
covered his reason. His father, the first Duke 
of Chatelherault, dying in 1575, the second 
son (8) Lord John Hamilton, became the head 
of the house, and in 1599 was created Marquis 
of Hamilton. He died in 1604 and his son (9) 
Tames, second marquis, was created Earl of 
Cambridge in England in 1619, and died in 
1625. He was succeeded by his eldest son (10) 
James, the third marquis, who for his military 
services to the king was created Duke of Ham- 
ilton. In 1648 he led the Scottish army into 
England for the king's relief, but was defeated 
by Cromwell at Preston in Lancashire, and be- 
headed at Westminster, March, 1649. His 
brother William succeeded him and was cre- 
ated Earl of Lanark, and died in 165 1 from 
wounds received in the battle of Worcester. 
The Duchy of Hamilton, by the terms of the 
patent of creation of Henry H. of France in 
1534 to Lord Hamilton, now devolved on the 
daughter of the first duke, Lady Anne, whose 
husband. Lord William Douglas, Earl of Sel- 
kirk, was in 1660 created duke of Hamilton 
for life. He died in 1694 and the ducess Anne. 
who survived him, in 1698 resigned her title in 
the king's hands in favor of her eldest son (H) 
James, Earl of Arran, who was anew created 
Duke of Hamilton, with the precedency of 
1643. In 171 1 he was created Duke of Bran- 
don in England, but the House of Lords re- 
fused him a seat or vote in Parliament on the 
ground that the crown was disabled by the act 
of union for granting a peerage of Great Brit- 
ain to any person who was a peer of Scotland 
before the Cnion. He was killed in a duel in 
Hyde Park with Lord Mohun in 1712, and his 
eldest son ("12) James succeeded him as Earl 
of Arran. John Hamilton of Lanark, who 
came to America early in the eighteenth cen- 
tury and married in Princeton, New Jersey, 
in 17^0. Sarah Manning, may have been a 

brother of James of the twelfth generation, 
Duke of Hamilton. 

The two municipal and parliamentary bor- 
oughs of Hamilton and Lanark, market towns 
of Scotland, are both located in the county of 
Lanark, on the left bank of the Clyde, are ad- 
jacent boroughs, and unite with four other 
boroughs in sending a member to parliament. 

( I ) John Hamilton, of Lanark, Scotland, 
came to New Jersey, where he was married in 
1730 to Sarah, daughter of Ephraim and Eliz- 
abeth (Fitz-Randolph) Manning, born in 
Princeton, New Jersey, in 1708. She was a 
granddaughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Den- 
nis ) I'itz Randolph ; sister of Nathaniel Fitz 
Randolph, who gave land on which to build 
Princeton College, now Princeton L'niversity ; 
and great-granddaughter of Edward Fitz Ran- 
dolph ( 1614-1674-5) the Pilgflm, and Eliza- 
beth Blossom, his wife. Edward Fitz Ran- 
dolph immigrated to Barnstable, Plymouth 
Colony. New England, about 1630, and built 
the thirty-sixth house in Scituate, after the 
bounds of the town were established, March 
7, 1643, o. s. John Hamilton and Sarah (Man- 
ning) Hamilton settled in Princeton, New Jer- 
sey, and had children, of whom John (q. v.) 
was probably the eldest. 

dl) John (2), son of John (i) and Sarah 
(Manning) Hamilton, was born in Princeton, 
New Jersey, May 19, 1764, and died in that 
town June 24, 1824. He married, in, 1787, 
Phebe, daughter of Captain John and Rhoda 
(Joline) Ross, of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Cap- 
tain John Ross was captain in the colonial 
militia, and died before the outbreak of the 
American revolution, the date of his death 
being July, 1774. In his will he leaves his 
"silver hilted sword" to his eldest son John 
Ross (2). His widow did not marry again, al- 
though the will of her husband provided that 
her share of his estate should be paid her even 
if she did remarry. She died at the home of 
her daughter, Mrs. John Hamilton, Jr., in 
Princeton, and her tombstone reads : "Rhoda, 
widow of John Ross, born October 7, 1738, 
died March 21, 1821, late of the borough of 
Elizabeth. New Jersey." The children of John 
Hamilton and Phebe (Ross) Hamilton, were 
born in Princeton, New Jersey. 

(Ill) Samuel Fitz Randolph, son of John 
(2) and Phebe Ross Hamilton, was born in 
Princeton, New Jersey, June 7, 1790, and died 
in Trenton, New Jersey, August 13, 1856. He 
was educated in Princeton, graduating at the 
College of New Jersey, A. B., 1808, and stud- 
ied law in the office of Chancellor Williamson, 



111 Trenton, and was admitted to the bar as an 
attorney at law in 18 1 2, and as a counsellor in 
1815. He was a legal adviser of Joseph Bona- 
parte during the residence of that distinguished 
personage at Bordentown. New Jersey, and he 
was mayor of the city of Trenton for one term. 
He was prosecutor of pleas for Mercer county, 
New Jersey ; his political affiliations was Dem- 
ocratic, and his religious faith Presbyterian. 
His fraternal affiliation was with the Masonic 
order, in which he attained by his work a high 
degree. He was known as a friend and sup- 
porter of public schools, and always took a 
lively interest in his alma mater and in the 
other educational institutions conducted under 
the patronage of tlie Presbyterian church. His 
interest in the New Jersey state militia gained 
his title of general by holding the office 'of 
quartermaster-general of the state, which office 
he resigned one year before his death by rea- 
son of continued ill health. While holding the 
office of quartermaster-general he instituted 
the practice sham battles between brigades of 
the state militia on successive anniversaries of 
the battle of Trenton. He was buried with 
military honors, and the public press of Au- 
gust 18, 1856 gave full accounts of the cere- 
monies attending the funeral and burial. He 
was married at Oxford Furnace, the home of 
David Morris and Tacy (Paul) Robeson, to 
their daughter, Eliza Robeson, May 20, 1818, 
David Morris Robeson was born at "Forest of 
Deane," New York, in 1759, and died at Ox- 
ford Furnace, New Jersey, 1823, where he had 
engaged in the iron industry. He was a son of 
Maurice ( 1724-61 ) and .Anne ( Rockhill) Robe- 
son, who were married in 1750. Maurice Robe- 
son built "Forest of Deane Furnace," one of 
the first iron furnaces in the state of New 
"^'ork. Maurice Robeson was the son of Jona- 
than Robeson, born in Gloucester county, New 
Jersey, about 1686. married, in 1721. Elizabeth 
Phillipine Morris, daughter of David and 
Mary ( Phillipine ) Alorris, and grandson of 
Philip l'hilli])iiie, of Radnor, Pennsylvania, and 
his wife, Phebe Evans, Welsh Friends, who 
were married in 1685. Jonathan lived the 
latter part of his life near Oxford, New Jer- 
sey, where he built the first iron furnace and 

I forge in 1742. He died in Pennsylvania in 1766. 

' Jonathan Robeson was the son of Chief Jus- 
tice .Andrew Robeson, born in Scotland in 1653, 
and died near Douglasville, Pennsylvania, in 
1 7 19. He married, about 1684, and served as 
chief justice of the commonwealth of Penn- 
s>lvania from 1693 to 1699. 

Tacv Paul, the wife of David Morris Robe- 

son, was the daughter of John Paul, who mar- 
ried, in 1758, Mary, daughter of his first cousin 
Jonathan and Deborah (Kenton) Paul, who 
were married in January, 1739, and grand- 
daughter uf John and Mary (I^ivezey) Paul, 
who settled in .Abingdon, Pennsylvania, in 
1630, and of Jonathan and Rachel (Taylor) 
Livezey, who were married in 1686, and great- 
granddaughter of Thomas Livezey, who settled 
in Pennsylvania about 1680 and owned land on 
Pennypack creek, and also a lot at Fourth and 
Chestnut streets in the city of Philadelphia, on 
which he built a house in which he resided 
about 1683. Anne Rockhill. wife of Maurice 
Robeson, was descended from the families of 
Ward, Clayton, Parnell and Taunt, and the 
Rockhill ancestry is traced back to Robert 
Rockhill, born in England, January 4, 1614, 
son of Robert Rockhill. This Rockhill record 
is from an old family Bible, published in 1607. 
The children of Samuel Fitz-Randolph and 
Eliza (Robeson) Hamilton were: i. Morris 
Robeson. 2. John Randolph. 3. Samuel Alex- 
ander (q. v.). 4. l-"rances Maria, married 
.Samuel Sherrerd.* 

( IV ) Samuel Alexander, third son of Sam- 
uel Fitz-Randolph and Eliza (Robeson) Ham- 
ilton, was born in Princeton, Mercer county, 
New Jersey, July 31, 1824. He was in the 
real estate business ; a Presbyterian in religious 
faith : a Democrat in politics and a soldier in 
the civil war, 1861-65. holding the rank of Cap- 
tain of cavalry. He married Phebe ]\Iaria, 
daughter of Isaac and Susan (\Viley) Baker 
of Princeton, New Jersey, and widow of Will- 
iam Penn Ely, who was born in Princeton, New 
Jersey. .August 2^. 1833. Her mother. Susan 
Wiley Baker, w-as a native of Georgetown. D. C. 
The children of Samuel Alexander and Phoebe 
Maria (Baker) Ely Hamilton, were born in 
Princeton, New Jersey, as follows: i. Charles 
Ross (q. v.). 2. Morris Stroud, October 23, 
1866. 3. Susie Baker, March 31, 1868. 4. 
Eliza Robeson. February 12, 1872. 

(\") Charles Ross, eldest son of Samuel 
Alexander and Phoebe Maria (Baker) Ely 
Hamilton, was born in Princeton, New Jersey, 
February 27, 1865. He was educated in pri- 
vate schools and by tutors. Instead of going 
to Princeton as originally intended, he entered 
the business field and entered the employ of 
the stationery house of Louis Dreka, Philadel- 
phia, which afterwards grew into The Dreka 
Company, of which corporation he afterwards 

♦The above on the ancestry of the Hamilton and 
Robe.=on families are from advance sheet.« of the 
"Hi.^tory and Genealogy of the Descendants of 
Cliief Justice Andrew Robeson of Penna." 



became president. His political faith has been 
allied with the Republican party, and he has 
taken an active interest. He was identified 
with the Young Republicans of Philadelphia 
and The Lincoln Club. Among social clubs, 
he was a member of the Art Club of Philadel- 
phia, the Merion Cricket Club, the Sons of the 
Revolution, the Undine Barge Club, the Ches- 
ter \'alley Hunt Club, the Bryn Alawr Polo 
Club, and the Devon Polo Club. His church 
affiliation has been with the Presbyterian de- 
nomination. He was married, in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, October 18, 18Q4, to Florence, 
daughter of John P. and Emil)- i\I. W'oolver- 
ton. Her father was a lumber merchant of 
Philadelphia, and her mother a daughter of 
Charles Harmstead, a merchant of Philadel- 
phia. John P. and Emily M. W'oolverton had 
two children, Runyon and I'lorence. 

The first child born to Charles Ross and 
Florence (W'oolverton) Hamilton was Charles 
Ross Jr., in Philadelphia, March 8, 1898. In 
1905 he entered the Blight School and became 
a member of the class of 191 5, and has taken 
an active interest in athletics and horses. He 
is the sixth generation from John Hamilton, 
the Scotch immigrant to Xew Jersey, who was 
married in 1730 to Sarah INIanning. and in the 
ninth generation from Edward Fitz Randolph. 
Plymouth Colony, New England, 1630, through 
Benjamin, Ephraim and Sarah, wife of John 
Hamilton, his Scotch ancestors. 

John Casler, of Monmouth 
CASLER county. New Jersey, the first 

member of the family of whom 
we have definite information, was born Octo- 
ber 8, 1770, and died ]\Iarch 2, 1862. He is 
buried in the old Hartshorne burying-ground 
at Middletown, New Jersey. It is possible he 
may ha\-e been a son of George Cassler of that 
place, wdio was granted a license September 10, 
1760, to marry .\nn \'an Schaick, of Freehold. 
I or many years John Casler held the post of 
'lighthouse keeper at Sandy Hook. He married 
Margaret Clayton. Children: Hannah, born 
Sejitember 15, 1794: Peter, referred to below; 
Joseph, born February 12. 1800: John, July 3. 
1802, died October i, 1877: Rebecca Clayton, 
born May 9, 1805; Adelia .\., March 21. 1808; 
Robert F., January 11, t8ii, died in infancy; 
Robert, born June 21, 1814: George. June 9, 

(IT) Peter, son of Tohn and Margaret 
(Clayton) Casler. was born in Monmouth 
county. New Jersey, August 6, 1797, and died 
there in 1882. He married (first) Septem- 

ber 29. 1817, Mary Paxton ; (second) about 
1843, Elizabeth Paxton, sister to his first wife. 
Children, fourteen by first and three by sec- 
ond marriage: I. Joseph, born September 6, 
1818. 2. John, February 21, 1820; married 
Elizabeth Rue ; children : Mary Ellen, Aaron 
r., John N., Annie, Emily, and Harriet. 3. 
Theodocia, born Se])tember 20. 1S23: married 
Edward Lufton; children: Mary and Ed- 
ward Lufton. 4. William C, born February 
II, 1824: married Laura Shackleton ; child, 
Mary. 5. ?vlargaret A., born December 6, 
1826; married William Throckmorton; chil- 
dren: James, Mary, Theodore, Annie and 
Elizabeth Throckmorton. 6. Robert, born April 
24. 1828. 7. James H., December 20, 1820. 
8. Mary Elizabeth, November 16, 1831 ; mar- 
ried Dr. Cooke ; child, John Cooke. 9. Emily, 
bcirn April 11, 1833 ; married Joseph Williams ; 
children: Emma and Edward Williams. 10. 
Edward, liorn September 24, 1834: married 

: cluldren : Edward and Edna. 11. 

Peter, born March 15, 1836; married Julia 

; children : Emma, Adele, Amelia and 

William. 12. Adelia, born January 16, 183S: 
married Albert Martin. 13. Aaron, born June 

14, 1839: married Anna ■ . 14. Rufns 

Taylor, referred to below. 15 Sarah E., brirn 
July 16, 1844. married Ira Borden. 16. Har- 
riet A., born Tanuarv 22. 18^7: married 
Charles Wikofi"; "child, Thaddeus Wikolif. 17 
Theodore A., born December 31, 1849. 

( HI) Rufus Taylor, son of Peter and Mary 
( Paxton) Casler, was born in Eatontown 
township, Monmouth county. New Jersey, Sep- 
tember 17, 1841, and is now living in Eaton- 
town, New Jerse}'. After receiving his educa- 
tion in the district schools of Monroe township, 
Middlesex county, while living with his grand- 
uirither. he returned to his father's home 
v.hen about twenty-six years old. and went to 
work on his father's three iumdred acre farm, 
which he and his brothers Joseph and Henry 
afterwards bought of the estate, and started 
out on his successful agricultural career, which 
he continued until 1889, when they sold the 
farm to the Monmouth Park Association, 
which turned it into the famous race course. 
I\Ir. Casler then retired from active business 
and has since been leading a life of well earned 
leisure. He is a Democrat in politics. He 
married, in Long Branch. July 12, 1892, Grace 
Ann, born in Long Branch, February i, 1855. 
daughter of George H. and Mary Jane (W'il 
cut) (]reen. Her father was born January 9. 
1 83 1, and her mother March 6. 1833. Chil- 
dren of George H. and Mary Jane (Wilcut) 

Manning Cresl, Coal-of- Arms and Motto, Granted and 
Confirmed 1577, A. D. 



Green: I. Grace Ann, referred to above. 2. 
Margaret, married Harry W'ardell, of Asbury 
I'ark. 3. Estelle, married Joseph Robbins, of 
Long- Branch ; children : Harold, Forrest and 
Grace Robbins. 4. Isabelle, unmarried. 5. 
Charles, married Elizabeth Bayton : children : 
John and Charles Carroll. 6. Forrest, married 
Mautl Cottrell; child, George. 

Andrew Watson ]_>ray, of (Jrange, 
1!RA\' is descended from bturdy Revolu- 
tionary stock, three generations of 
his family having fought in the war for Inde- 
pendence. Andrew Bray, hisgreat-grandfatlier, 
who married Cornelia Traphagen, was a pri- 
vate in the Hunterdon county. New Jersey, 
militia. John Bray, his great-great-grandfather, 
married Susan Bray, and served as a lieutenant 
of Hunterdon county militia. His great-great- 
great-grand father, Andrew Bray, was a pri- 
vate in the New Jersey Line, Continental army. 
This Andrew Bray was the son of John and 
Susanna Bray, and married Margaret Wat- 
son. The official records of these revolution- 
ary patriots are in the adjutant-generars office 
in Trenton, and constitute one of the most re- 
markable exhibits in this connection in the his- 
tory of New Jersey. 

Andrew Watson Bray has inherited and de- 
veloped all the sterling (|ualities of his race — a 
race that has been resident in the colony and 
the state for many generations, and one which 
has always been active in patriotic and com- 
mercial capacities. He is the son of Andrew 
Watson Bray Sr. and Sarah Thompson ; a 
grand.son of John Traphagen Bray and Eu- 
phemia Armstrong; and, as previously stated, 
a great-grandson of Andrew Bray, one of the 
trio of revolutionary patriots. 

Mr. Bray was born in Rockaway, Morris 
county, New Jersey, July 24. 1855. He re- 
ceived his education in the public schools of 
r.elvidere, Warren county, and subsequently 
held the position of ticket agent at the Broad 
Street Station, Newark, from 1875 to 1887. 
Since that date he has been the New Jersey 
state manager for the Massachusetts Mutual 
Life Insurance Company of Springfield, Mass- 
achusetts. In this latter position he has dis- 
played great executive ability and built up a 
large and successful business. He is one of 
tlie best known life insurance managers in the 
state. In public life Mr. Bray has also been 
j)rominent. He has served three terms as pres- 
ident of the RejHiblican Club of Newark, and 
was a member of the Newark Board of Edu- 

cation from 1887 to 1 89 1, removing subse- 
ijuently to C)range, where he now lives. He is 
a member, and for eight years was vice-presi- 
dent, of the Sons of the American Revolution 
of New Jersey, and is now a trustee of the 
National Society. I-'rom 1906 to 1907 he was 
vice-president general of the National Society. 
He is also a member of the New Jersey His- 
torical Society, the East C)range Republican 
Club, the L'nion League Club of Orange, and 
the South Orange Field Club, also the New 
England Society of Orange. 

He married, December 12, 1883, I'hilletta 
Crane Dalton, and has a daughter, Gertrude 
I'.ray, wife of Walter R. Okeson, of Phoenix- 
ville. Pennsvlvania. 

The Mannings had their early 
MANNING origin in Germany, and went 

over in the fourth and fifth 
centuries from Saxony to England. The first 
o*' the name mentioned in the cc)unty of Kent 
was Ranulph de Manning, or Manheim, Lord 
of Manheim, who married the aunt of King 
Harold. Simon de Manning, son of Ranulph, 
])0ssessed lands at Downes, in Kent, and was 
knighted in the Second Crusade. He was 
Lord of Betiad (now Downe), and the first of 
the English barons to take up the Cross and go 
with King Richard (Coeur de Lion) to the 
Holy Wars, 1190 A. D. He was the ancestor 
of the line of Mannings of Downe and Coot- 
ham who were knights-marshal of the house- 
holds of England's sovereigns for nearly four 
hundred years. The old manor house of this 
progenitor was an entailed estate, anrl is still in 
the Manning family. Sir Henry Manning, 
knight-marshal to Henry VIL, about A. D. 
1300, married Lienor Brandon, aunt of the 
Duke of Suft'olk, who was the husband of 
Mary, Queen Dowager of France, sister of 
Henry \'III., and grandmother of Lady Jane 
(irey. Sir Henry's grandson, John Manning, 
son of Hugh, had a grant of a large part of 
l!ie possessions of the Earl of Desmond, in 
Ireland, and joined the Earl of Essex about 
1600. in the reign of Oueen Elizabeth, in an 
expedition to Ireland. ( From "History of tlie 
Mannings"). This John Manning was the 
English ancestor of the family hereinafter 

According to Burke's Peerage a coat-of- 
arms was granted in 1577 to Manning, of 
Downe, county Kent. It appears the same in 
various branches of the family — a cross, with 
four trefoils; but the crests slightly varying — 



an eagle head on a crown with two feathers. 
Motto: "Malo mori quam foedari" — "I would 
die rather than be disgraced." 

( I ) The earliest of the name on record as 
coming to America was John Manning, then 
twenty years of age, who sailed from London, 
England, for Xew England, in the ship "Globe," 
in August, 1635. In 1640 he was on record in 
Boston wnth his wife Abigail,' and laid the 
foundations for a large line of descent. Many 
of the name took part in the colonial wars, the 
revolution, the war of 1812, the war of the 
rebellion, and the late war with Spain, and 
bore themselves most creditably. The ditYerent 
branches of the family also embrace among 
their number some of the most distinguished 
names on the pages of Xew Jersey history, in- 
cluding many scholars. 

(IT) Jeffrey, son of John ^Manning, is said 
to have emigrated from Xew England to Xew 
Jersey about 1671, and was living in Piscat- 
away township in 1676, and died in 1693. I" 
i6(S2 he was one of three commissioners who 
laid out extensive land grants in Piscataway, 
Middlesex county, and the following year was 
marshal of the first county court of Aliddlesex 
county, which was held at Piscataway. In 
landed estate, Jeffrey Manning and his chil- 
dren were among the largest and most success- 
ful citizens of the county. He married Hep- 
zibah, daughter of Joseph Andrews, of Hing- 
ham, Massachusetts, granddaughter of Sir 
Thomas Andrews, Lord Mayor of London. Chil- 
dren of Jeft'rey and Hepzibah (Andrews) Plan- 
ning : John, born about 1670, married Elizabeth 
Dennis : Benjamin, born about 1674, married 
Ann Blackford; James, born about 1676, mar- 
ried Christiana Laing; Elizabeth, married 
Thomas Fitz Randolph ; and Joseph. The 
Tliomas family, of which Mrs. Manning was 
a member, were formerly natives of Devon- 
shire, England, which was also the ancestral 
home of some of the Alannings. Among the 
descendants of Jeffrey Manning was Dr. James 
Manning, founder and first president of Brown 
University, IVovidence, Rhode Island. 

( II) Joseph, fourth son of Jeffrey and Hep- 
zibah (Andrews) Manning, was born about 
1678, at Piscataway, Xew Jersey, and died in 
172S. He and his brothers w-ere among the 
early settlers who successfully petitioned the 
royal powers for relief from the oppressive 
jurisdiction of the proprietors. He married, 
in 1802, Temperance, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Bonham) Fitz-Randolph, and their 
children were: Joanna, born about 1705, mar- 
ried Mr. Campbell ; Trustrum ; Mary, born 

1712; Elizabeth. 1713; Eunice, 1715: Rachel, 
1717; Jeffrey, 1719; Grace, 1 721, married Dan- 
iel Cooper; and Ruth, born 1726. 

(Ill) Trustrum, eldest son of Joseph and 
Temperance (Fitz-Randolph) Manning, was 
born in 1710, in Piscataw'ay, Xew Jersey, and 
died in 1771. He married Johanna Drake, and 
had a son Andrew, named below ; also four 
other children: Joseph, Sarah, Trustrum, and 
David, born 1734. David, son of Trustrum 
and Johanna, married and had Jeremiah, who 
married Beersheba Laberteau, and had Rachel, 
who was born in 1809, and married Andrew 
Manning, son of Benjamin Manning and Phebe 
Drake; see Andrew (VI). 

( lY) Andrew, son of Trustrum and Jo- 
hanna (Drake) Manning, was born about 1740, 
and was a soldier in the revolutionary war. He 
married Mary, daughter of Benjamin and 
Hannah Stelle, and had a son Benjamin. 

(\') Benjamin, son of Andrew and Mary 
(Stelle) Manning, was born in 1764, on the 
family homestead at Piscataway, and inherited 
a farm of five hundred acres of land from his 
father. Like his father he also was a soldier 
in the revolutionary war. He married Phebe 
Drake : their children were : Andrew, Isaac, 
Sarah, Mary Eliza, Elizabeth, Osy and Phebe. 

(\T) Andrew (2), eldest son of Benjamin 
and Phebe (Drake) Manning, was born in 
1801, died in July 30, 1881, in Piscataway, 
Xew Jersey. He w-as a highly respected citi- 
zen, and a member of the Baptist church. He 
married Rachel, daughter of Jeremiah and 
Beersheba (Laberteau) Manning ; children : i. 
Joel D., born 1824. 2. Abel, born 1826; died 
February 5, 1879; married (first) Mary J. 
Shotwell ; (second) Sarah Comjiton ; children 
by second wife: Mary, Frederick, Lizzie, 
Adeline and Howard. 3. Catherine, born in 
1829. died January 13, 1910; married Isaac 
Randolph ; children : Albert, deceased ; and 
Howard. 4. Jeremiah, born in 1831 ; died No- 
vember 19, 1904; married Catherine Comp- 
ton : children: James, married Jennie Leland, 
and had Jeremiah, Leland and James ; Clara ; 
Margaret and Catherine. 5. Isaac, born in 
1832, died young. 6. Adeline, born in 1836; 
married David Townsend ; one daughter, 
Rachel, married W. B. R. Mason, and has 
three sons : David Townsend, Frederick and 
H. Randolph. 7. Lebbeus, see forward. 8. 
Daniel, born March 29, 1840, married (first) 
Amelia Tappen, (second) Mrs. Palmer; by 
his first wife he had a son Clifford, born Sep- 
tember 18. 1876, married Luthera Randolph. 
Daniel had also a daughter Edith, who mar- 

J Of/ yi^. ^Idftnt'ff^ 



ried Clarence Bruard, and has a daughter Ele- 

(VII) Lebbeiis L. Manning, fifth son of 
Andrew (2) and Rachel (Manning) Man- 
ning, was born May 28, 1838, at the family 
homestead at Piscataway, New Jersey, and 
ac(|uired his education in the local public 
schools, after which he entered the employ of 
Andrew Vanderbeck, of Plainlield, New Jer- 
sey, where he learned the art of marble and 
stone cutting. He removed to New York City 
and worked for some time, after which he re- 
turned to the farm at Piscataway, and opened 
a stone-cutting establishment for himself, 
commencing on a small scale and gradually 
enlarging his business until he was able to re- 
move the enterprise to Plainfield, and invest 
in a larger business, which has now grown to 
such magnitude that it is one of the leading 
marble and granite-cutting concerns in the 
state. ]Mr. Manning is one of the prominent 
business men of Plainfield, and is a member of 
the First Baptist Church. He married (first) 
Matilda Sebring, and (second) Elizabeth Hey- 
niger. By his first wife he had two children: 
I. Walter, married Catherine Ackerman, and 
has three chidren — Dorothy, Catherine and 
Eleanor. 2. Carrie, married Philip Maclntyre, 
and has one son, Russel. Lebbeus L. Man- 
ning died April 28, 1910. 

(VH) Joel D., eldest son of Andrew (2) 
and Rachel (^Manning) Manning, was born 
• ■ctober 22, 1824, died June 10, 1909, at Plain- 
field, New Jersey. He received his education 
in the neighboring schools. He inherited from 
his father his farm which has been in the fam- 
ily about two hundred and fifty years or more, 
being a land grant from the English crown to 
his emigrant ancestor, Jeffrey Manning. By 
untiring industry and close study of the best 
methods of conducting a farm, Mr. Manning 
succeeded to so high a degree as to be con- 
sidered the most successful farmer in Middle- 
sex county, and it was his great distinction to 
receive an award for agricultural and cereal 
industry from the World's Columbian Exposi- 
tion in Chicago, in 1893. In 1902 he retired 
from active labor. He was an exemplary mem- 
ber of the First ?5aptist Church of Plainfield. 
In both person and intellect he greatly resem- 
bled Daniel Webster. He married Emeline, 
daughter of Richard and Harriet (Boice) 
Townsend. Children: i. Dr. Andrew Man- 
ning, of whom further ; Sarah Townsend and 
Harriet Townsend Manning. 

(VIIT) Dr. Andrew Manning, only son of 
Joel D. anfl Emeline (Townsend) Manning, 

was born January 6, iSGi, and died May 19, 
1898. After being a student of Rutgers Col- 
lege, he was a graduate of the College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons of New York City; was 
also house surgeon at Charity Hospital, and a 
successful physician. He married Aretta Het- 
field, June 27, 1894, and left one daughter, 
iMiicline Townsend Manning. 

(The Townsend Line). 

The name Townsend was formerly spelled 
Atte Towns End, and went through the vari- 
ous changes of Towneyshend, Townesend, 
Townshend, and others, finally becoming short- 
ened to Townsend the form ailopted by nearly 
all the American members of the family. The 
significance is doubtless "at the town's end," 
used first to describe the location of a dwell- 
ing. They were among the prominent families 
of Norfolk, England, and were living there 
in the thirteenth century. Richard HI. ap- 
pointed a Townsend a Baron of the Court ; 
later, one Roger Townsend, a sailor, assisted 
the cause of Queen Elizabeth by giving her the 
use of some ships, becoming a knight by way 
of reward. Richard Townsend, of a later 
day, was a colonel in Cromwell's army, and re- 
ceived an estate in Ireland. Several of the 
family in England became followers of George 
I"ox and were led to seek a home in New Eng- 
land, but as the governments of most of the 
colonies were inimical to the Quakers, many 
of them removed to Long Island ; the Dutch 
authorities also tried to keep out the Quakers, 
and most of them left Long Island for Rhode 
Island or the West Indies, most of them, how- 
ever, returning at a later date. The Friends 
grew to be very numerous in the vicinity of 
Flushing and Hempstead, Long Island, and 
their records of meetings have been helpful in 
tracing the different branches of the family 
here described. Thomas Townsend, according 
to a deposition made in New England, was 
born about 1600 and emigrated to New Eng- 
land about 1635, being located in Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1638 where he became freeman in 
1639, and died December 22, 1677. He had 
sons Thomas, John and Andrew, from whom 
most of the Long Island family are descended. 

(I) From the Friends' records it is shown 
that John Townsend, of Queens county, Long 
Island, had certificate of clearness from the 
Society of Flushing, and with the consent of 
his father married at Plainfield, New Jersey, 
March 17, 1768, Susannah, daughter of John 
and Grace (Webster) Shotwell, born Febru- 
ary I. 1744. John Townsend was born in 



1734. son of Joiiadalj. ami died in I^ssex coun- 
ty, Xew Jersey, April 8, 1810. Ijeiiig buried at 
I'lainfield. His children were: I. Martha, 
born April 26, i/ff). married James Powell; 
she was his second wife. 2. Grace, born in 
1770. 3. Sarah, 1771. died 1837. 4. Hugh. 
5. Jotham, born December 19, 1774. 6. John, 
August 18, 1776. 

( n ) Hugh, eldest son of John and Susanna 
(Shotwell) Townsend, was born August 8, 
1773; died April 25, 1849; married Mary Dell, 
born January I, 1771, by whom he had chil- 
dren : Richard, Joseph, Elizabeth and Jotham. 
Jotham. born November 29, 1797, died Janu- 
ary 1, 1876, removed about 1853 from New 
Market or F'lainfield, New Jersey : he married, 
for his second wife, in 1820, Catherine Shot- 

(HI) Richard, son of Hugh and Mary 
(Dell) Townsend, was born at New Market. 
New Jersey, November 6, 1805 ; died June 3, 
1872. He married Harriet Covert Boice, born 
December 4, 1804, daughter of David and Eliz- 
abeth (Covert) Boice. Their children were: 
John and David (twins), born November 27, 
1825; Emeline ; Sarah and Hugh. 

(IV) Emeline, bom October 19. 1827, 
daughter of Richard and Harriet ( Boice ) 
Townsend, married Joel D. Manning. She 
died October 7, 1903. 

( For Townsend coat-of-arms see Burke's 
Peerage). The crest is a stag, passant, proper, 
and the motto, "Haec generi menta fides" 
( Faith gave these honors to our race). 

David Poinier, the first mem- 
r'()lXlh~R her of the family of whom we 
have definite information, was 
a descendant of the old Huguenots who set- 
tled in and around New Rochelle between 1690 
and 1700. He removed from New Rochelle 
to \\'hite Plains, and became there a highly 
prosperous farmer. Owing to the destruction 
of the land records by the burning of the 
White Plains courthouse during the revolu- 
tion, his descendants lost much of the prop- 
erty which they had inherited, and in conse- 
quence left the town and founded new homes 
for themselves elsewhere. 

(II) John, son of David Poinier, of White 
Plains, was born there in 1769. He removed 
to Newark, New Jersey, in 1790. He mar- 
ried (first) Phebe, sister to John Woods, the 
first editor of the Newark Gazette, and (sec- 
ond ) the widow of Jonathan Parkhurst. Chil- 
dren, two by first marriage: i. Amelia, mar- 
ried Joseph C. .Ashley, of Albany, New York. 

2. Jcihn Woods, married Ella ]\Iorris, and had 
one child. 3. Horace J., referred to below. 
4. Eliza, married Timothy Mann. 5. Charles, 
married Sarah ^liller. 6. Elisha, married 
Frances Keen, of Newark. 7. Jeremiah, mar- 
ried Catharine Carter, who is still ( 1910) liv- 
ing in Newark, over ninety-seven years of age. 

(Ill) Horace J., son of John Poinier and 
hi^ second wife the widow of Parkhurst, was 
born ill Newark, New Jersey, October 12, 
T8i.">9. He learned the lumber trade, and in 
that was engaged for the greater part of his 
life, lie was also jiresident of the Newark 
City Insurance Company until the corporation 
became extinct, a director in the Newark City 
Bank, and mayor of Newark from 185 1 to 
1855. He was for many years an elder in the 
Presbyterian church, and with his father help- 
ed to build the First Presbyterian Church of 
Newark. He married, in Newark, in 1832, 
Sarah Pierson, daughter of William and Mar- 
garet Myers of Newark. Children : William 
K. and John Woods, both referred to below. 

( I\' ) William'K., son of Horace J. and Sarah 
Pierson (Myers) Poinier, was born in Newark, 
New Jersey, June 4, 1833. After graduating 
from Dr. Hedges's school, he and his brother 
entered the lumber business of their father, 
which the}- carried on together for some years. 
William Poinier then sold out his interest to 
his brother and went into the harness business 
with his own son-in-law. Frances W. Bonneau, 
and continued in this until his death. He was 
one of the well known business men of New- 
ark, and was interested in all movements for 
the public good. He was a Republican, and 
a member of the Presbyterian church. He 
married, in Newark, September 4, 1854, Eliz- 
abeth T.. daughter of Aaron Condit and Mary 
C)liver (Alunn) Ward (see Ward). She was 
born June iS, 1834, and is now living with 
her daughter, Mrs. Bonneau, at iii South 
nth street, Newark. Children: i. Mary 
Ward, born July 15, 1855; married Francis 
W. Bonneau ; child, Marian Evans, born June 
I, 1885, married John, son of Dr. Holden, of 
Newark. 2. Annie Seymour, born August 22, 
1856: married J. F. Sweasy. of Newark. 3. 
Fanny Whitney, born August 18, 1858: died 
Octob'er 21, 1861. 4. Julia Isabell, born No- 
vember 30, i860: died March 12, 1888. 5. 
Horace Johnson, born December 11, 1863 : died 
January 19, 1875. 6. Joseph Ward, born Jan- 
uary 2. 18C16; died June 9, 1905 : married Mary 
J. McCarthy of Newark. 

(1\') John Woods, son of Horace J. and 
.Sarah Pierson (Mvers) Poinier. was born in 



Newark, June 18, 1836. After being educated 
in tlie Newark schools he and his brother suc- 
ceeded their father in the lumber business, and 
later he bought out the interest of his brother 
and continued it alone, his yards being on 
South ]\Iarket street and the river. In 1893 
Mr. Poinier retired from active business, and 
now lives quietly at 41 South street, Newark. 
He is a Republican, and was a freeholder from 
1876 to 1877. He is a member of the South 
T'ark Presbyterian Church. He married, Sep- 
tember 2, 1857, Abbey L., daughter of E. T. 
and Elizabeth (Winans) Tucker, who was 
born in Newark, October K), 1836. Children: 
Alice B., l)orn August 28, 1861, married John 
A. Sandford, professor of Greek in Adelphi 
College, Brooklyn, New York; Helen, born 
l-'ebruary 10, 1867. 

The name of Johnson (son 
JOHNSON of John) was adopted about 

the time of surnames after 
the Norman Conquest (1066), the name being 
distinctly Saxon or English. The armorial 
bearings are of the seat of Goldington, coun- 
ty Bedford, England, and are as follows: Az., 
a chevron ; or, in chief two eagles volant, in 
base a son of the second. Crest : Eagle, dis- 
played. The family of Johnson is noted among 
the early settlers of Connecticut for their 
strong intellectual ability and independence. 
The ancestry of Thomas Johnson, the New- 
ark ancestor, shows that three brothers — John, 
Robert and Thomas — were in the New Haven 
Colony, the record of John beginning in 1639, 
that of Robert in 1(141, and of Thomas in 

(I) Evidence shows that the progenitor of 
the family was Robert Johnson, father of 
Thomas Johnson, the Newark ancestor. He 
was of the New Haven Colony. He came 
from the noted town of Hull ( Kingston-upon- 
Hull), riding of York, in Y'orkshire. He was 
one of the first founders of the New Haven 
Colony, and lived "in the northwest of the 
^<|uare of lots where Mr. Mix and the college 
are on, over against Darlings.' Owing to the 
granting to King Charles H. the charter that 
included large domains of New England, in- 
cluding the New Haven tracts, the colony at 
that place were awakened by jealous fears of 
the loss of their liberties, and together with 
the Restoration aroused anxious fears in the 
minds of the New England settlers. .At this 
time the Dutch were in possession of New 
Amsterdam and of the beautiful fertile terri- 
torv between the Hudson river and Newark 

Bay, and claimed jurisdiction as far south as 
Virginia. In 1661 they issued a proclamation 
invitmg all christian God-fearing people who 
loved the liberty of worship after their own 
creed, wherever oppressed, to erect colonies 
with in the bounds of the jurisdiction of Pet- 
rus Stuyvesant. This was Cjuickly and gener- 
ously accepted by the New Haven Colony. 
The Duke of Y'ork obtained the sovereign right 
from his royal brother to the vast domain of 
Connecticut and New Netherland, and sent 
Colonel Richard Nicholls, his deputy governor, 
to take possession and establish the laws. 
Among other acts, Nicholls extinguished the 
Indian title to the tract between the Raritan 
and Passaic rivers in 1664. Later the terri- 
tory west of the Hudson river was sold to 
John Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret, 
to be known as Nova Caesarea (New Jersey), 
and it was shortly after that that there began 
a large emigration from within the territory 
of the New Haven Colony. 

(II) Before the end of May, 1666, a com- 
pany comprising some thirty families from 
Milford, Connecticut, and nearby plantations, 
were among the first settlers at Newark, and 
Thomas Johnson came in this company. The 
first town meeting was held May 21, 1666, in 
reference to a township, and a committee of 
eleven men, of whom Thomas Johnson was 
a member, was chosen from the tw'o parties 
to promote the enterprise. Thomas Johnson, 
Samuel .Swaine and three others were a com- 
mittee who met John Ogden, Robert Treat and 
others from Elizabethtown to settle boundary 
disputes of the town. Thomas Johnson, of 
Newark, was a most active man and useful 
settler ; was prominent in the affairs of church 
and state, and became one of the most promi- 
nent men in the settlement. His residence was 
on the northeast corner of Broad and Walnut 
streets, on the site of the present Grace Church. 
George Day lived across Walnut street from 
him. and John Brown Sr. across Broad street 
opposite. In 1670-71 Thomas Johnson was 
chosen by the town to keep the- ordinary or 
public tavern for the convenience of travelers 
and strangers, and to prohibit all others from 
selling any strong liquors at retail under a 
gallon unless in case of necessity and that by 
leave of the magistrate, showing that even in 
those early days there were restraints as to liquor 
drinking. That he was a man of independent 
views in shown while in the New Haven Col- 
ony, when Mrs. Goodman, accused of witch- 
craft in 1655 and who served a term in prison, 
was suffered later to dwell in the family of 



Thomas Johnson until her death, October g, 
1660, thereby braving suspicion of himself by 
sheltering this forlorn and persecuted creature. 
Thomas Johnson died November 5, 1694-95, 
aged si.xty-four years. His will was dated No- 
vember 2, 1694. proved November 21 and re- 
corded December 5, 1694. He "leaves his 
wholl estate real and personell, lands, meadow, 
housing, orchard, barn building, and build- 
ings, also all my movable estate, chattels, 
household furnishings, to my beloved son, Eli- 
})halet Johnson; to Joseph, John and Thomas 
£40 apiece, making his son Eliphalet his exec- 
utor." He was delegate to the provincial as- 
sembly, 1675-78-84; assistant magistrate, 1677; 
magistrate,. 1680; justice of monthly court, 
1675-78-79-80; collector, 1668; town treasurer, 
1676-82-83 ; one of the townsmen, 1674-75 ; 
burner of woods and meadows, 1673 '> pound 
keeper, 1670; captain of militia. 

He was three times married, and the births 
of four of his children previous to 1663 are 
proof of one marriage, though the name of 
his first wife is not obtainable. He married, 
September, 1763, Frances Hitchcock, and a 
tombstone at Newark is inscribed with the 
death of his third wife, Mrs. Ellena Johnson, 
November 2. 1694, aged sixty-one. Children: 

I. Joseph, born November 30, i65i,died March 

II, 1733; married Rebecca Pierson. 2. John, 
born April 27, 1654. 3. Abigail, born Janu- 
ary 19, 1657, died young. 4. Eliphalet, re- 
ferred to below. 6. Saving, born November 
25. 1659. 6. Abigail, born January 14, 1662, 
died November 2, 1694. 7. Thomas, born July 
II, 1664; married Sarah Swayne. 

(HI) Eliphalet, son of Thomas Johnson, 
was born at New Haven, Connecticut, 1658, 
died at Newark, New Jersey, April 20, 1718. 
He was his father's favorite son, and received 
the major part of his father's estate. He be- 
came a prominent yeoman (yeoman in his 
will), which was made August 27, 1717, proved 
August 13, 1718, and is the will of a sub- 
stantial farmer, as is further shown by the 
inventory of his estate, dated March 8, 1718. 
The amount of personal property sworn to by 
the executors, Nathaniel and Eliphalet John- 
son, was £258 15s. 7d. His wife Abigail re- 
ceived her third of all the estate. To his two 
sons, Eliphalet and Nathaniel, he gives the 
two "new lotts of land and Wakeman's," also 
equal half of salt meadow at Two Mile Brook. 
John and Samuel are also remembered in the 
will. To Timothy he gives his homestead ; to 
Deborah and Phebe the other two-thirds of his 
movable estate, they to get £10 each from each 

of the five sons. The wills of the three first 
generations of the Johnson ancestors are on file 
in the office of the secretary of state at Tren- 
ton, New Jersey. Eliphalet Johnson served as 
town committeeman in 1696, as fence viewer 
from 1696 to 1708, and as assessor in 1702. 
He married (first) Deborah Ward, who died 
after 1700; she was the daughter of John 

Ward. Married (second) Abigail . 

Children: I. Eliphalet Jr. (Colonel Eliphalet) 
born 1696, died November 13, 1760. 2. Na- 
thaniel, referred to below. 3. Captain John, 
born 1715, died October 4, 1752. 4. Timothy. 
5. Deborah. 6. Phebe. 7. Samuel. 

(IV) Nathaniel, son of Eliphalet Johnson, 
was born at Newark, New Jersey, 1698, died 
there April 6, 1765. He was called Esquire 
Johnson, and is said to have been "a magistrate 
of respectability and wealth." He held large 
possessions in Newark, and was a farmer of 
unusual c|uality. His will is dated November 
12, 1764, proved April 15 and July 15, 1765, 
and appoints his son David and two sons-in- 
law, Uzal Ward and James Banks, executors. 
He gives to "my son Steven all that orchard 
and lott of land that I bought of my brother 
Eliphalet," and £100 of Jersey money. To his 
grandson, Josiah Ward, £50 of Jersey money 
when of age, and to his grandson, Jacob Jami- 
son Banks, the same. To his daughters, Mar- 
tha Ward and Catherine Banks, "equal re- 
maining half of all my personal and movable 
estate. To grandson, Stephen Johnson, all my 
house, barn and lot which he now lives in 
which I bought of Captain Nathaniel Wheeler. 
To grandson, Nathaniel Johnson, house and 
lot which I bought of Zophar Beach, eight 
acres. To grandson, Jotham Johnson, all that 
lot of land lying above Two ]\Iile Brook which 
I bought of Colonel Joseph Tuttle. Also to two 
grandsons, Nathaniel and Jotham Johnson, the 
two several lots of fresh meadow and upland 
in the Neck." At a town meeting, March 13, 
1732, Nathaniel Johnson, with Thomas Ser- 
geant, were chosen overseers of the poor. In 
1738-39 Nathaniel Johnson was a chosen free- 
liolder, and for the two years previous, 1736- 
T,~, was surveyor of the highway. He married 
Sarah, daughter of Captain David Ogden, and 
sister of Elizabeth Ogden, who married John, 
brother of Nathaniel Johnson. Children: i. 
Thomas, born February 15, 17 19, died Novem- 
ber II, 1759. 2. David, referred to below. 3. 
Steven (Rev.), born May 17, 1724; married 
(first) July 26, 1744, Elizabeth Diodate ; (sec- 
ond) December i, 1762, Mary (Gardner) 
Blogue; (third) May, 1776, Abigail Leverett. 



4. Martha, born June 19, 1728; married Uzal 
Ward. 5. Sarah, born November 2, 1731, died 
January 14, 1760. 6. Catharine, born Janu- 
ary 2^, 1737', married James Banks. 

(V) David, son of Nathaniel Johnson, was 
born at Newark, New Jersey, August 21, 1721, 
(hed there 1776. He became a properous 
farmer, following in the footsteps of his father, 
who gave him the following in his will : "Item : 
I give and be(iueathe and devise unto my son, 
Da\-id Johnson, all my house and homestead 
together with all the rest and remainder of 
my laiKl and meadow with all my right of 
lands that 1 now have or ought to have, that is 
not otherwise devised, together with all my 
farming utensils with the Cyder Mill and 
presses and all casks belonging to the house, 
and my will is that my son David shall fully 
use and occupy the devised lot of land for one 
year after my decease. I likewise give unto 
my son David that lot or piece of salt i:ieadow 
lying below Indian Corner." He married 
Eunice Crane, born 1720, died October 22, 
1776, daughter of Robert and Phebe Crane. 
Children: Nathaniel; David; Jotham, referred 
to below ; Jabez ; Timothy Crane ; Phebe, mar- 
ried Daniel Johnson ; Martha, married Aaron 

(VT) Jotham, son of David Johnson, was 
born in the ancestral homestead in Newark, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1746, died June 30, 1796. 
Me owned the tract of land bought from the 
Indians, beginning near Clinton and Elizabeth 
avenues, and bounded by /\von avenue, Clin- 
t( n avenue being cut through the center of his 
farm. His homestead stood where the present 
."^t. Stephen's Episcopal Church now stands, 
lie followed farming throughout his active 
career, and inherited a large portion of his 
father's estate. At his death he left an un- 
finished h.omestead then near completion. This 
Vi'as completed by his widow, who was a most 
energetic, astute, capable business woman. She 
was granddaughter of Zophar and Martha 
lieach. Zophar was son of Thomas and Sarah 
(I'latt) Beach, of Milford, Connecticut. His 
widow conducted the affairs of his estate up to 
her decease, and her will is dated August 31, 
1833, proved July 2, 1834. She gives to grand- 
daughter. Sarah L. Johnson, her large family 
I'lible and settee; to granddaughter, Harriet 
Larter, one silver tablespoon marked H. B. ; 
to granddaughter, Elizabeth Carter, her Mt. 
N'ernon picture; to granddaughter, Matilda 
Johnson, "my silver shugar tings ;" to Josiah 
Johnson one of my table spoons marked with 
three letters, J. A. B. ; to three grandchildren — 

Elizabeth. Harriet and Mary, daughters of 
Phebe Carter, deceased — three shares of capi- 
tal stock of Newark Banking and Insurance 
Company and one share of the new stock ; to 
two grandsons, Horace and Aaron Carter, 
twenty dollars each, to be paid for watches. 
She divides woodland between Hannah John- 
son Conger and Phebe Carter's children. Part 
of this property is now owned by Catherine 
(Carter) Poinier, of Newark, the last survivor 
of the Carters. 

Jotham Johnson married, January 14. 1772, 
Hannah Beach, born in Newark, December 24, 
1751, died there June, 1S34, daughter of Josiah 
and Annas (Day) Beach. Hannah (Beach) 
Johnson was a small, light-comple.\ioned and 
fair woman; she died at the home of her son, 
Nathaniel Johnson. Children: i. Catherine, 

married Parkhurst. 2. Josiah, referred 

to below. 3. xVathaniel, married (first) Rhoda 
Meeker; children: Obadiah Meeker, Sarah L., 
Thomas, James; he married (second) Nancy 
Crane ; children : Mary Crane, married Ira M. 
Harrison ; John Cooper, born March 18, 1822, 
died November 17, 1873, married Hannah 
Magee; children: Walter Tufts, born August 
21, 1856, and Florence May, born May i, 
1863: Hannah, married Ira M. Harrison. 4. 
Thomas. 5. Phebe, married Caleb Carter. 6. 

Jane. 7. Ebenezer, married ; children: 

"William S., Henry P., Charles, Mary Cath- 

(VH) Josiah, eldest son of Jotham and 
Hannah (Beach) Johnson, was "born in the 
homestead of his father, at Newark, New Jer- 
sey. October 23, 1774. died July 27, 1854. He 
v.-as brought up on his father's farm, acquir- 
ing the usual select school education of a 
farmer's son at that period. He and his brother 
Nathaniel received an equal share of their 
father's estate, while Ebenezer, their brother, 
received one thousand dollars and a trade. 
Josiah and Nathaniel settled opposite each 
other on the road near the present Clinton and 
Elizabeth avenues, and their interests became 
in common. Josiah followed his chosen occu- 
pation of farming throughout his entire life- 
time. He was an honest and industrious man, 
of a kind and gentle spirit, and very philan- 
thropic in his nature. His deep regard for the 
feelings of others was very pronounced, and 
his tenderness of heart was so strong that it is 
said that he bought a neighbor's slave who 
for a penance was obliged to wear a yoke, 
rather then see him suffer. He became pros- 
perous in this world's goods and gained a com- 
petency. He conducted his farm with strict 



regard to the best and most improved ideas, 
raised the common crops, and reared cattle, 
which he sold to the butchers of Newark. He 
was an extensive maker of butter and cheese. 
During the early spring he drove his cattle to 
Newfoundland, New Jersey, where he pastured 
and fattened them during the summer to sup- 
ply the trade. In later years he sold his farm 
to S. R. W. Heath and John Whitehead, and 
came to live with his son, Aaron C. Johnson, 
wdiere he passed his remaining days. He was 
broad in his views and of a religious tempera- 
ment. In his early days, when religious serv- 
ices were held at the different homes, George 
Whitfield, the noted evangelist, preached in 
Josiah Johnson's parlor. He was strong in 
liis principles of temperance. He was formerly 
a member of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Newark, but was dismissed to the Third Pres- 
byterian Church, having joined the church late 
in life. He was a Whig in politics. 

He married, at Newark, February 13, 1805, 
Elizabeth (Betsey) Crane, born at Newark, 
.September 9, 1782, died there August 9, 1840, 
daughter of Rufus and Charity (Campbell) 
Crane. Rufus Crane was son of Jonas, son of 
Azariah, son of Jasper Crane, the emigrant. 
Children: i. Catharine, born April 9, 1806, 
died January 23, 1846: married Archibald 
Woodruff : children : i. John Crane, born Jan- 
uary 4. 1827: married, (Jctober 6, 1853. Julia 
Johnson Williams, born April 30, 1833, daugh- 
ter of William Brown and Harriet (Crane) 
Williams ; children : a. Charles Hinsdale, born 
September 22, 1856. died July 5, 1867 ; b. .\nna 
Hillyer, born December 31, i860; married, 
September 14, 1887, Charles Flenry Van Ness; 
children: Hendrick Woodruff, born January 
21, 1889; Anneke, born August 3, 1892; Helene 
Cerstein, born July 16, 1897; Katharine, born 
June I. 1902; c. Julia Taber, born February 
24. 1868; d. Helene Johnson, born November 
28, 1872; ii. Elizabetli Johnson, born July 31. 
1828, died April i, 1872; married (first) Oc- 
tober 24, 1848, Rev. Nathaniel Conklin, born 
August 20, 1823, died August 17, 1892, son of 
Stephen and Catherine (Taylor) Conklin ; chil- 
dren: a. Katherine Johnson, born Alarch 21, 
1850, died January 13, 1890; married, Decem- 
ber 22. 1884. .Almon Ra.xter Mervvin ; b. John 
Woodruff", born December 30, 185 1, died Sep- 
tember 12, T909; missionary to India; married, 
September 16, 1880, Elizabeth J. Lindsley; 
children : John : Elizabeth Woodrtiff, born 
February fi. 1885; .Archibald Lindsley, born 
August 28. 1886: 'Robert Heath Lindsley, born 
May 2/. i8(ji : Sherman Lindslev, born Janu- 

ary 26, 1894; c. Archibald Woodruff', born 
April 2, 1854; cashier Union National Bank of 
Newark; d. Mary Jane, born October 18, 1856; 
e. William Bogart, born April 30, 1859; mar- 
ried, June 25, 1902, Sarah Hogate Groff ; chil- 
dren : Edward Groff, born September 6, 1904, 
William Groff, born November 9, 1905 ; f. Dr. 
Edward Dore Griffin, born May 27, 1862 ; mar- 
ried. May 20, 1891, Helen Ford; child, Alice 
Ford, born November 29, 1892; g. Martha 
Heath, born November 18, 1864, died October 
7, 1882; h. Anna Clarkj born October 2, 1867; 
i "Vernon Shields, born September 15, 1870. 
Married (second) March 17, 1880, Jennie M. 
Drinkv^'ater ; iii. Cephas Mills, born February 
I, 1832, died June 29. 1882; married, Septem- 
ber 15, 1852, Sarah Jane Southard; children: 
a. iXgnes Heath, born July 21, 1853; b. Henry 
Johnson, born August 24. 1855, died May 20, 
1856; c. Nellie, born January 13, 1857, died 
March 13, 1868; d. Anna, twin with Nellie, 
died February, 1908 ; e. Caroline Mills, born 
November 23, 1861 ; f. Archibald Mulford, 
burn Se])tember 21, 1865; g. Katherine Heath, 
born March 4, 1869; married, February 14, 
1895. Edward Harris Lum ; children: Mar- 
garet Woodruff, born November 22, 1895, died 
.Se])tember 7, 1896 ; Caroline Woodruff", born 
July II, 1898, died April 25, 1900: Richard, 
born February 12, 1902; Harvey Mundred, 
born May 26, 1906 ; iv. Mary Crane, born De- 
cember 4, 1843, died August 31, 1867. 2. 
Aaron Crane, referred to below. 3. Elizabeth, 
born August 25, 1810, died August 31, 1887; 
married, February 13, 1833, Daniel Baldwin 
Brown, born July 3, 1802, died April 12, 1850, 
son of Samuel Baldwin and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown ; children : i. Anna Alletta Johnson, 
born March 18, 1834, died December 26, 1861 ; 
ii. Theodore Johnson, born February 5, 1837, 
died October 15. 1899; married Eliza Weed; 
iii. Josiah Johnson, born August 29. 1839; 
married. June 17, 1868, Mary Emma \\'ilcox; 
children: a. Mary Florence, born January 12, 
1870'; b. Theodore Johnson, born October 10, 
1871, died April 11, 1877: c. Elizabeth John- 
son, born November 11, 1876; d. Sarah Alice, 
born November 17, 1881 ; iv. Eliza Baldwin, 
born February 18, 1842, died September 7, 
i8f)2; V. Mary Cornelia, born March 5, 1845; 
vi. Henry \\'ard, born August I, 1847, died 
September 19, 1865; vii. Daniel Baldwin, born 
June 12, 1849; f'ied March 8, 1878. 4. Ma- 
tilda, born September 6. 181 3, died .April 5, 

(\"III) Aaron Crane, son of Josiah John- 
son, was born at Newark, New" [ersev, on Clin- 



ton avenue, opposite the jirescnt Monmouth 
street, June 13, 1808, died on CHnton avenue, 
corner of Monmouth street, September 27, 
1874. He received liis elementary educational 
training in the select schools of Newark, and 
later became a clerk for David Hayes in his 
grocery store, continuing until 1834. He then 
entered the Auburn (New York) Seminary, 
where he studied for the ministry until about 
1841, when owing to imjjaired health he was 
obliged to give up his chosen profession. Re- 
moving his family back to Newark, he entered 
the grocery business on his own account, con- 
tinuing for six years, his store being located 
at the corner of Clinton avenue and Monmouth 
street. He also entered into light farming, 
having bought a number of acres near the 
homestead of his birth. This was later sold to 
Mr. Peshine, and Mr. Johnson removed to the 
corner of Clinton avenue and Monmouth street 
(the site of the Clinton Avenue Baptist 
Church) where he and his father were part 
owners. It was on this spot that father and 
son dierl. Mr. Johnson later entered into 
partnership with Aaron C. Ward and Johnson 
Huntington, under the firm name of Ward & 
Huntington, manufacturers of all kinds of 
mouldings and house finish; the factory was 
located at the corner of McWherter and Ham- 
ilton streets. The firm continued successfully 
in business for about fifteen years, when the 
plant was destroyed by fire and the firm was 
dissolved. Owing to the condition of his 
health Mr. Johnson was obliged to retire from 
all active engagements, having been greatly 
incapacitated for some time previous to the 
dissolution of the firm. His last years were 
the fitting close of twenty-five years of feeble 
health. He w'as respected and beloved by all 
who knew him, the soul of honor in all his 
transactions, whose word was as good as his 
bond. He led an upright christian life, and 
was a patient and Godfearing man. Even 
during his enfeebled condition he was wont 
to be jovial and of a bright disposition. His 
mind was ever on the alert, keen and never 
forgetful of his own or his friends; he was 
true to his principles, always practicing what 
he advocated. In early life he followed the 
principles laid down by the old line Whigs, and 
on the formation of the Republican party be- 
came a strong supporter and was a great ad- 
mirer of Abraham Eincoln. He never held 
public office, but during the panic of 1857 was 
a member of the relief committee of the poor. 
In religion he followed in the footsteps of his 
father, having joined the old First Presby- 

terian Church, and later the Third Presby- 
terian Church, but became one of the organ- 
izers of the South Park Presbyterian Church, 
serving as elder in the two latter churches. 

He married, at Littleton, New Jersey, April 
16, 1834, Catherine Wheeler Johnson, born 
there July 5, 181 2, died in Newark, New Jersey, 
June 14, 1863, daughter of Mahlon and" Sarah 
( r>aker) Johnson. Mahlon Johnson was a 
farmer and prominent in town and military 
afi^airs. Catherine Wheeler (Johnson) John- 
son was a woman of rare and lovable traits ; 
she was reared under christian influence, and 
before her marriage became a member in full 
communion of the old First Prsebyterian 
Church at Newark. Of the most charitable 
nature, she was endowed with many excellent 
qualities of mind and heart, keenly alive to all 
that was sympathetic, moral and magnanimous. 
A most devoted wife and mother, whose text 
v,-as : "Hope thou in the Lord."' Children : 
I. Anna Vail, born April 10, 1835, died Sep- 
tember 28, 1847. 2. Eliza Orr, born August 5, 
1838, died November 14, 1891. 3. Harriet 
Winslow, born March 24, 1840, died March 
22, 1897; married, March 2, 1869, Jacob Kline 
Meade ; children : i. Catherine Wheeler, born 
May 28, 1870; married, September 18, 1906, 
Dr. .Alderbert P>. Twitchell, Jr. ; ii. Mary 
Camp, born July 19, 1871 ; married, October 

9, 1906, Moses Pigelow, Jr. 4. Susan Day, 
born August 14, 1841, died October 27, 1903. 
5. Luther Halsey, born July 8, 1843, died July 
25, 1897. 6- Mary Condit, born March 15, 
1S45. 7- Martha Hallock, born November 7, 
1846; married, December 15, 1870, William 
Henry Douglas, born August 14, 1842, died 
March 9, 1806, son of Samuel and Eliza 
(Rockefellar) Douglas. 8. Josiah William, 
born April 21, 1849; married, October i, 1874, 
Josephine P. Umbach ; children : i. Pauline 
Catherine, born April i, 1876; ii. Luther Hal- 
sey. born October 12, 1877: iii. Dr. William 
Clinton, born January 27, 1885. 9. Henry 
Vail, born April 2, 1851, died April 18, 1857. 

10. Annie Catherine, born December 9, i8s5, 
(lied April 16, 1857. 

(For preceding generati 

Ja.sper Crane 1>. 

(Ill) Azariah (2) Crane, son 
CRANE of Azariah (i) Crane (q. v), 
was born at Newark, New Jer- 
sey, in 1682. He came to that part of the 
mountain which was later known as West 
Rloomfield, where he settled near his brother 
Nathaniel. Elias B. Crane lived on his place 
in 1851. He and his brother Nathaniel were 



the promoters of Cranetown, Montclair, locat- 
ing their home places near the spring which 
.was a few years ago and possibly at the pres- 
ent time may be seen on Myrtle avenue, near 
Orange road. It has since been known as the 
Frost property, northeast corner of Myrtle 
avenue and Orange road. In 1733 he granted 
three acres at the mountain plantation to his 
well beloved son-in-law, Zachariah Baldwin. 
In 1753 he conveyed to his son Azariah a tract 
of land south of what is now Union street, 
e.xtending to the top of the mountain, and 
bounded by the property of Nathaniel Crane. 
With his father, Azariah and his brothers 
Nathaniel. Noah and William, in their turn, 
took leading positions in the church society, 
and he was a subscriber to the fund for erect- 
ing the parsonage at Montclair, and also the 
meetinghouse. He was not without honors at 
the hands of his fellow townsmen, for as early 
as November 2, 1703, he was chosen one of 

the pounders. He married Rebecca , born 

1691, died June 15. 1739. Children: i. Re- 
becca, born September 6, 1707. 2. Azariah. 
3. Job. 4. Gamaliel. 5. Ezekiel. 6. Josiah. 
7. Moses. 8. Stephen, mentioned below. 

(IV) Stephen, son of Azariah (2) Crane, 
was born in Cranetown, and settled at West 
Bloomfield, where he died in 1794. He was 
a prominent citizen, and was chosen March 
14, 1758, one of the overseers of highways. 
In his will, among his children he mentions 
"My poor son Bradford." Deeds describe the 
boundaries of Newark, thence along the line 
of Caldwell township to a point in the First 
Mountain called Stephen Crane's "Notch." Ar 
a convention of the committee of the several 
counties held at Brunswick in response to the 
appeal of the freeholders and inhabitants of 
county of Essex, province of New Jersey, to 
take action in regard to the late acts of parlia- 
ment, etc., seventy-two gentlemen took part in 
the deliberations. Stephen Crane, of Essex, 
was in the chair. At the meeting Stephen 
Crane was appointed one of the dele- 
gates to the Continental Congress held at 
Philadelphia, September, 1774. He was in 
communion with the Mountain Society previ- 
ous to 1756, and among those who entered 
into covenant with the society during the pas- 
torate of the Rev. Jedediaii Chapman was 
Rhoda, wife of Stephen Crane. It is said she 
was a most capable woman. Stephen Crane 
served in the revolution. First Regiment New 
Jersey Line, Continental army; also New Jer- 
sey militia. Captain Squire's company. Colo- 
nel Phillip Van Cortland's Second Essex coun- 

ty regiment, and was attached to Hurd's upper 
brigade. He married Rhoda Holloway. Chil- 
dren : I. Benjamin, born 1753, died 1812; 
married Mehitable Dunning. 2. Azariah, born 

1754, died March 14, 1814; married 

Tucker. 3. Rhoda, born 1759; married Linus 
Baldwin. 4. Lois, baptized May 11, 1760, 
died November 7, 1831 ; married Justice Bur- 
net. 5. Jeremiah, born April 2, 1770, men- 
tioned below. 6. Stephen Bradford, born 1771. 

7. Sarah, born 1776; married Nehemiah Bald- 
win. 8. Keturah. married Ira Williams; emi- 
grated to New York state. 9. Abigail, mar- 
ried Caleb Martin. 10. Stephen, born Sep- 
tember I. 1787. II. Polly, married Dr. Bone. 

(V) Jeremiah, son of Stephen Crane, was 
born at West Bloomfield, New Jersey. April 
2, 1770, died there December 21, 1829. His 
homestead stood on the foundation of what 
is now the cottage of Thomas Porter, prop- 
erty near the corner of Harrison avenue and 
Union street, and his farm extended from 
what is now Harrison avenue to the top of 
the First Mountain. He became prosperous 
and well-to-do, and a man of considerable 
note in the community, noted for his straight- 
forward manner and strong convictions. He 
was affiliated with the First Church, although 
he never held an office in the society. He 
raised his family of twelve children on the old 
homestead. He was in the war of 1812, and 
stationed at Staten Island. While there he 
swam from Staten Island to Newark Bay to 
see his folks, and swam back again. He married 
Hannah Corby, born June 22, 1774. daughter 
of William Corby, of Vernon, New Jersey. 
Children: i. William, born March 27, 1797, 
died October 2, 1880; married Sarah Jacobus. 

2. Stephen, died unmarried, December 11, 
1^36- 3- Linus, was a constable; married 
Peggy Yorks. 4. Israel, died March 11, 1832. 

3. Ira, mentioned below. 6. Rhoda. 7. Julia. 

8. Hannah. 9. Eliza. 10. Mary. 11. Martha. 
12. Parthenia. 

(\'I) Ira, fifth son of Jeremiah Crane, was 
born on his father's homestead at West 
Bloomfield, New Jersey, May 24, 1808, died 
at Montclair, New Jersey, 1868. He succeed- 
ed to his father's estate. He was brought up 
on his father's farm, acquiring the usual com- 
mon school education of the farmer's son at 
that period. During his minority he was ap- 
prenticed to the trade of shoe-maker, which 
trade he followed about forty years. His 
shop was on Bloomfield avenue, in Montclair, 
and he employed many workmen during his 
years of shoe-making, which in those days 



was mostly of the hand product. He conduct- 
ed his farm, situated at the corner of Orange 
road and Union street, then known as "Jer- 
imy Lane," undoubtedly named after his father 
Jeremiah Crane. This farm of some fifty 
acres, mostly tillage, was productive of large 
crops of market produce which he disposed 
of in Newark. He was progressive not only 
as a manufacturer but as an agriculturist, and 
his farm compared favorably with the best in 
the locality. After retiring from the shoe 
business he bought and sold several pieces of 
farm properties. He purchased the property 
on South Fullerton avenue, and built a home- 
stead. This house, altered and remodeled, has 
since been owned by Dr. Butler. He was a 
man of note in the community, served on the 
town committee and other offices of trust and 
responsibility. He was an old-line Whig. He 
was a member and officer of the Bloomfield 
Presbyterian Church. Both he and his wife 
were devout Christians. He was one of the 
organizers of the First Presbyterian Church 
at Montclair. He married (first) Margaret 
Norwood, born July 22, 1813, died January, 
1862. Children: i. Jarvis G., born February 
8, 1831, mentioned below. 2. Angeline, Janu- 
ary 9, 1833, died September 24, 1896; mar- 
ried, October 13, 1858, Albert W. Harrison; 
children : Clara Billings ; Margaret Norwood, 
married J. Norman Gibbs ; Mary Crane ; Al- 
bert \\'illiams. 3. Israel, born January 16, 
1839. died September 5, 1891 ; married, De- 
cember 19, 1867, Mary Grant Lathrope ; he 
was a dealer in dry goods and carpetings at 
Carbondale, Pennsylvania; children: i. Mar- 
garet Norwood, born November 12, 1870, died 
August 4, 1878; ii. Dwight Lathrope, born 
December 12, 1872; iii. Marion Fraser, born 
September 7, 1875, married Frank Stocker ; 
iv. Albert Harrison, born October 3, 1877. 
Mr. Crane married (second) Mary Saunders. 
(\Tr) Jarvis G., eldest child of Ira Crane, 
was born February 8, 1831, on the homestead, 
corner of Harrison avenue and Union street, 
Montclair. New Jersey, and died in Mont- 
clair in July, 1889. He received his education 
up to seventeen years of age in the nearby 
district school, assisting his father on the 
farm. During his minority he was bound out 
to learn the trade of cabinet-maker to John 
Jellif, of Newark. Later, preferring the trade 
of carpenter, he entered the employ of Meeker 
& Hedden, at Newark, where he was employ- 
ed a few years. In 1854 he moved to Boon- 
ton, New Jersey, where he resided five years. 
Subsequently, in 1859, he engaged in the busi- 

ness of contractor and builder, and became the 
leading man in his line in Montclair, and some 
of the best houses there were erected by him, 
namely : Dr. Love's, Samuel Wild's on Fuller- 
ton avenue, Julius Pratt's in Elm street, Will- 
iam Torrey's, George S. Dwight's, J. C. Hart's, 
Joseph Van Vleck's and Robert M. Boyd's 
being among the many that came under his 
supervision and building. He continued the 
contracting business until 1881, when he enter- 
ed into the hardware business with his son, 
I. Seymour Crane, in Montclair Centre. The 
business prospered from the start. Owing to 
impaired health he retired from the firm Jan- 
uary I, 1889, the son continuing the business 
under the name of I. Seymour Crane. Mr. 
Crane Sr. bought the lot adjoining that of his 
father on Fullerton avenue and built the home- 
stead now occupied by his son. Dr. Frank 
.Sn:ith Crane. Jarvis G. Crane was a con- 
scientii:)us, ui)right and industrious citizen. His 
principles of right he strongly adhered to, no 
matter what the consequence might be. He 
was patriotic and a devoted admirer of Abra- 
ham Lincoln and his policies. He was a great 
reader of the daily papers, keeping in touch 
with the afifairs of the nation antl world at 
large. He was in his younger days a strong 
Whig, but when the Republican party was 
launched he accepted its principles, which he 
ever after followed. He did not accept office 
in the gift of his citizens, believing like many 
others, that the first duty of a citizen was with 
his family. He attended the Presbyterian 
church. He was a member of Montclair Lodge 
of Masons, and of the Montclair Odd Fellows 
Lodge. He married, at Boonton, New Jersey, 
February 8, 1855, Henrietta Smith, of Boon- 
ton, who died September, 1886, daughter of 
William and Amanda (McCarty) Smith, the 
former of whom was a fanner. Children: i. 
Ira Seymour, born December 29, 1855, men- 
tioned below. 2. Frank Smith, born July 4, 
1861 ; surgeon dentist in South Fullerton ave- 
nue, Montclair; married, December 15, 1886, 
Sarah Lowndes Crolius, born October 28, 
1863, daughter of George Clinton and Cath- 
erine Mary (Lowndes) Crolius; children: 
Frank Leroy, born October 24, 1889; Harriet 
Stevens, November 26, 1890; Dudley Win- 
throp, January 11, 1892. 3. Alice Bovd, born 
August 3, 1868; married. May 24, 1888, Will- 
iam Yates Bogle, born April 10, 1855, son of 
William Brooks and Margaret (Williams) 
Bogle; children: Margaret, born August 23, 
1889; Caroline Crane, September 24, 1892; 
William Yates Jr., May 23, 1896. 



(VIII) Ira Seymour, eldest child of Jarvis 
G. Crane, was born at Boonton, New Jersey, 
December 29, 1855. At the age of four years 
he removed with his parents to West Bloom- 
field (now Montclair), New Jersey. The best 
educational advantages then to be had in the 
town were given to him by his parents, and 
in 187^ he graduated from the high school. 
Preferring a trade to begin life with, he learn- 
ed carpentering of his father, following this 
faithfully for eight years up to 1881. When 
the senior Crane purchased the hardware busi- 
ness, which has since grown to large propor- 
tions, he took his son Ira S. in company. The 
business was bought of William S. Morris, 
who established it in 1834, and was then situ- 
ated on the north side of Bloomfield avenue, 
near the Centre. It later became William S. 
Morris & Son. Just previous to the purchase 
of tlie business it was moved to the present 
location, and when the senior Crane admitted 
his son, Ira Seymour Crane, the firm became 
J. G. Crane & Son, and continued until Janu- 
ary I, 1889, when Mr. Crane purchaseil his 
father's interest, and the firm name became I. 
Seymctur Crane. The business consists of gen- 
eral hardware, building supplies, plumbing, 
heating apparatus, etc. Mr. Crane enjoys a 
large patronage both in Montclair and sur- 
rounding towns. 

I. Seymour Crane is one of the most public- 
spirited and progressive men of the present 
generation, as well as one of the most popular. 
He assisted in organizing the fire department, 
and was elected assistant foreman of the com- 
pany. In 1880 he was made fire chief, and 
under his able management the department 
has increased in efficiency and strength, and is 
one of the best conducted fire departments 
cctnnected with any suburban town in the state. 
He is a Republican in politics. In i8gi he be- 
came a member of the town committee, and 
was made the first township treasurer on the 
creation of that office. He has given eminent 
satisfaction to the ta.xpayers by the able man- 
ner in which he has discharged the duties of 
his office. He is president of Oak Lane Realty 
Company, a corporation under New Jersey 
laws for the buying and developing of lands, 
building and selling real estate, in Montclair ; 
he has been a member of the security com- 
mittee of the Building and Loan Association 
of Alontclair for twenty years, director and 
manager of the Savings Bank of Montclair 
since its organization, and managing director 
of the Bank of Montclair, vice-president of 
Montclair Trust Comjiany, director of Rose- 

dale Cemetery at Orange, New Jersey. He is 
a member of the Montclair Club. He is a 
member of the First Presbyterian Church at 
Montclair, has been trustee for fifteen years, 
and deacon since 1899. He lives in a beautiful 
residence which he erected on Church street, 
near Montclair Centre. 

He married (first) at Montclair, September 
25, 1882, Caroline Amelia Doremus, born in 
August, 1853, died October 14, 1892, daughter 
of Joseph and Caroline (Mead) Doremus, of 
Montclair. Joseph Doremus was a searcher 
of titles and registrar of Essex county since 
1840, and up to eighty years of age was con- 
sidered the best authority on titles in the coun- 
ty. Children: i. Henrietta Mead, born De- 
cember 24, 1883. 2. Joseph Doremus, de- 
ceased. 3. Ira Seymour Jr., born March 11, 
1888; now machinist for Sanitary Can Com- 
pany at Fairport, New York. Mr. Crane mar- 
ried (second) at Verona, New Jersey, June 20, 
1895, Sarah Maud Walker Priest, born No- 
vember 17, 1864, daughter of Rev. Dr. J. 
Addison Priest, D. D., pastor at Montclair, 
1858-62, and Frances (Walker) Priest. Chil- 
dren : 4. Wolcott Bogle, born March 13, 1896. 
5. Paul Howard, October 17, 1897. 6. Theo- 
dore Jarvis. August 8, 1906. 

(For early generations see Jasper Crane 1). 

(V) Samuel Crane, son of Noah 
CRANE Crane (q. v.), was born at Crane- 
town, New Jersey, October g, 
1746, died February 28, 181 1, at Caldwell, 
New Jersey. He settled in that part of Cald- 
well known as "'Westville,'" December 3, l774^ 
when the first church was organized at Cald- 
well, his name appears on the first list with 
Mary and Phebe Crane. He was elected dea- 
con in 1784. He was a properous farmer, and 
an inlluential man in his community. He 
served in the revolutionary army. Dr. Wicks, 
in his "History of the Oranges," makes several 
(juotations from Jemima Cunditt's diary of 
revolutionary events : one of these contains the 
following reference to Samuel Crane: "Sept 
ye 12 1777 on Friday there was an alarm our 
Militia was Called. The Regulars Came over 
into Elizabethtown Where they had a Brush 
with a Small Party of our People then march- 
ed Quietly up to Newark & took all the Cattle 
thev Could, there was five of the militia of 
Newark. They killed Samuel Crane & took 
Zadock and .\ilen Neady & Samuel Freeman 
Prisoners. One out of five run and escapt." 
(The report of the death of Samuel Crane was 
an error, although he had it recorded as such)> 



Samuel Crane niarried, 1768, Alary Bald- 
win, born October 3, 1747. died January 26, 
1817, daughter of John and Elizabeth Bald- 
win. Children: i. Caleb, born August 28, 
1769, died January 10, 1844, married, April 6, 
1793, Lydia Personett : children; i. iVIaria, 
born April 29, 1794, died October 14, 1830; 
ii. Samuel Gibson, born February 17, 1797, 
died August 21, 1820, married Lydia S. Crane, 
had child, Ann Alaria Gibson, died 1839; iii. 
Elizabeth Baldwin, born May 4, 1800, married 
Gershom Freeman : children : Zenas Gibson ; 
Eliza, married Richard C. Campbell ; Ann 
Alaria Gibson, married Wesley Taylor; iv. 
Afoses Personett, born August 19, 1801, mar- 
ried Sarah Hedges, children : a. Caleb Gibson, 
born July 2, 1833; married Mary Alaynard : 
children : Etta Amelia, Sarah x\ugusta, Waldo 
Alaynarfl and Mary Ernestine ; b. William 
Wallace, died April 28, 1837; c. Edward Nel- 
son, died January 11, 1840; d. Edward Wal- 
lace, born March 31, 1843: married Elmira 
Maynard ; children : Edward Lincoln, died 
1890, and .\dele ; v. Zenas C, born October 22, 
1804, died July 10, 1883: married, October 11, 
1833, Mary Harrison; children: a. Marcus 
Harrison, born October 10, 1842, married 
Effie Muzzy, children : Edgar Melvin, Maria 
Steele and Frances ; b. Calel). born October 22, 
1844; married, JMay i, 1878, Rachel Jacobus; 
children: Lew-is Martin, born September 17, 
1879; Zenas Gibson, December 11, 1882; Mary 
Harrison, February 24, 1884, died September 
9, 1898; Raymond Lockward, December 24, 
1886; b. x\nna Maria, born October 28, 1846; 
married Lewis G. Lockward ; children : Lewis 
Gibson, Robert and Lynn Grover; vi. Lydia 
P., born April 20, 1809; married George C. 
Steele ; children : a. Gibson ; b. Maria Crane ; 
c. Aaron D. Crane ; d. George Whitfield ; 
e. Jane I^. Crane. 2. Zenas, born 1772, 
drowned 1801 ; married Abbie Grover; chil- 
dren : i. Ciarinda, married Collins Hasslet ; 
children : Clarinda, Ann, Louise, Maria, Cath- 
erine Jane, Wesley ; ii. Sarah, married Samuel 
Dobbins ; iii. Zenas, married Mary Stiles ; chil- 
dren : Mary, Emily, Cyrus, Cynthia, Martha, 
Alice, Zenas. 3. Cyrus, died in infancy. 4. 
Dorcas, married Timothy Crane ; children : i. 
Cyrus; ii. Zenas, married Eliza Speer ; chil- 
dren : Dorcas Maria, Cyrus and Emma. 5. 
Colonel Cyrus, born October 23, 1779, men- 
tioned below. 6. Polly, born September 15, 
1784, died March 19, 1858; married Samuel 
Harrison ; children : i.. Joanna, born June 20, 
181 1, died March 20, 1888; married A.sher 
Baldwin Crane: ii. Marv; iii. Rhoda C, mar- 

ried Daniel Baldwin ; children : Samuel, Will- 
iam Henry, Elizabeth M., Anna Maria and 
Sarah Marinda; iv. Samuel Orton, born De- 
cember 17, 1816; married (first) Elizabeth 
Baldwin ; children : Amelia and Elizabeth ; 
married (second) Sarah A. Baldwin; children: 
Samuel Edgar, Edward Clark, Mary A., Lizzie, 
Samuel Ezra; married (third) Gertrude L 
Budd; children: Helen and Annie; v. Cyrus, 
married (first) Sarah Crane: (second) Abbie 
M. Baldwin ; vi. Zenas Gibson, married Fran- 
ces Reeve ; children : a. Elston ]\L ; b. Ed- 
ward N., married Addie Canfield and had 
Helen and Howard ; c. Flattie R. ; d.-e. Clar- 
ence D. and Clifford B., twins ; vii. Marinda T. 

7. Betsey, born 1787; niarried Matthias Can- 
field ; children : i. Samuel, married Lydia Bond ; 
child, George Alunson ; ii. Esther, married 
John J. Moore: children: Wallace, Smith and 
Myron ; iii. M. Smith, niarried Elizabeth Van 
Amberg: iv. Cyrus, married Eliza Courter ; 
children : a. Caroline, married John Francisco ; 
b. Milton H., married ( first ) Molly Budd : mar- 
ried (second) and had two children; v. 

Mary ; vi. Emeline, married Nathaniel Bald- 
win ; vii. Isaac Newton, married Caroline Con- 
dit : children : Ann Augusta and Mary Emma. 

8. Major Nathaniel, born 1789; married (first) 
February 20, 1800. Jane L. Duryea ; children: 
i. Samuel, born 1810, died 1874; married Maria 
Pierson ; children : a. Jane L., married George 
W. Steele ; b. Nathaniel Nelson, married Eu- 
phemia Colyer ; children : Ida, Grace and 
iNlaria ; c. Anna Maria Gibson; d. Eliza C, 
married George Poole; children: Samuel, John, 
Robert, Raymond and Clarence ; ii. John Dur- 
yea, born 181 3, died April 3, 1888, married 
(first) Ann S. Day: (second) Charlotte 
Thompson; (third) Rachel Speer: iii. Caleb, 
born 1815, died 1851 ; married Rhoila AI. 
Dodd ; children : a. Aaron D., married Alaria 
Steele ; b. Henry D., married Abbie L. Cook ; 
child, Frederick; c. Alaria Dodd, married 
Frank AL Wheeler, and had children: Henry 
G., Julius P., Alary L., Samuel C, Ruth, Frank 
A. and Edgar T. ; d. Louisa W., married C. 
Alexander Cook ; children, Helen, Louise and 
Alexander; iv. Henry A\'ilson, born 1817, died