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At the re-opening of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton 
— now the Presbyterian Church of Ewing — after the edifice had 
been remodeled, the Bev. Db. Eli F. Cooley preached a sermon, 
Sabbath, morning, December 1st, 1839, on the text, "Your Fathers : 
where are they? and the Prophets : do they live forever?" — Zecha- 
riah, 1:5. In the preparation of this discourse, he gathered a 
large amount of genealogical information concerning the families 
of his congregation. This led him to engage in further research 
into the history of that section of the county and of families under 
his pastoral care. In 1842, he wrote for the " State Gazette," at 
Trenton, a series of papers relative to the first settlement of Hope- 
well, and in 1844, Barber and Howe's " Historical Collections of 
the State of New Jersey " was published, with much of the article 
on Mercer county known to have been prepared by Dr. Cooley. 
His information, he said, was collected from the examination of 
deeds and wills, from surveys and family Bibles, and from daily 
conversation with aged persons of his acquaintance. During the 
latter part of his life, it was his intention to publish the result of 
his labors, but this pleasure was denied him. At his death, his 
papers came into the hands of his son, Prof. William S. Cooley, 
of Philadelphia, a gentleman eminently fitted to continue the re- 
searches made by his father. For many years, he devoted much 
time to verifying and amplifying these family records. Among his 
papers, we find a quotation from Dr. De Witt's journal, " Though 
every one ought to rest on his own merits, yet it is pleasant to 
trace one's lineage over a line of honest and honorable ancestors, 
with here and there one, perhaps, overtopping the rest and shed- 


ding the lustre of his character on the whole line." And in 
another place, we find he noted such sentiments as " The honora- 
ble life of a parent operates as a perpetual stimulant to a similar 
career ;" " It is our duty to keep alive the memory of distin- 
guished worth, that others may derive from it an impulse to a 
nobler and higher life." Imbued with this feeling, Prof. Cooley 
did what he could to perpetuate the good lives of the men and 
women among whom he passed his boyhood, and whom his father 
loved. He, too, in the last years of his life, had begun to copy, 
for publication, the result of his own and his father's researches. 
He died February 7th, 1882, and the manuscript notes of both 
grandfather and uncle came into possession of Miss Hannah L. 
Cooley, of Ewing, Mercer county, New Jersey. Many efforts have 
since been made by persons interested in these records, to have 
them printed, and, at their urgent solicitation, Miss Cooley has 
prepared them for the press. Without any previously-acquired 
skill in the ordinary compilation of family lineage, eschewing any 
responsibility for facts herein related, other than that, perhaps, 
of an accurate copyist, but actuated by an earnest desire that the 
many hours of pleasant labor given by her ancestors should not 
forever be lost, she has, with much care and patience, placed these 
notes of history and tradition in such a shape that they are now 

ready for the use of the public. 

The Publishees. 

MIje Snflensnn family. 

As the name of this family was originally written Andris, and 
Andrus, it probably came from Holland. Joshua Anderson (1), 
the ancestor of one of the Trenton families of this name, who 
died 1810, aged 89, lived in Monmouth county, and married Han- 
nah Smith, who died 1790, aged 54. Their children were John, 
born 1759 ; Anna, born 1762, married Mr. Clayton, of Schenec- 
tady, had a son, Anderson, a Presbyterian clergyman ; Hannah, 
born 1764, married Solomon Combs ; Sarah, born 1766, not mar- 
ried ; Eleanor, born 1771, married Samuel Reading, (see Read- 
ing family, No. 18) ; Cyreneus Vanmarter (2), born 1773 ; Catha- 
rine, married Mr. Cozens, and had children, John and Sarah Ann ; 
Joshua (3), born 1781. 

Cyreneus (2), son of Joshua (1), married Julia Hoppock, and 
by her had children : George H. (4) ; John B. (5) ; Hannah S. ; 
Clotilda ; Margaret, married Joseph H. Hough, of Trenton, their 
children are Julia, Rebecca, John, Joseph, and William ; Catha- 
rine, married Farley Shephard, merchant, of Sergeantsville, whose 
children are Cyreneus, Edward, Poueson, Jessie F., and Elizabeth ; 
Elizabeth married Joseph Dean, and had children, Julia and Re- 
becca; Cornelius H., married Prudence, daughter of Benjamin 
Jones, they had children, William, Benjamin, Caroline, and Catha- 

George H. (4), son of Cyreneus (2), married Caroline Robbins, 
and had children : Lemuel, married Eliza, daughter of Benjamin 
Yancleve, (see Vancleve family, No. 16) ; Cyreneus, married Re- 
becca, daughter of Henry Stevenson, of Lambertville ; Joseph, 
married Frances, daughter of the same ; Rebecca, married Syl- 
vester Phillips, son of John Phillips ; John N., married Sarah 
dark ; and Alexander. v 

John B. (5), son of Cyreneus (2), married Rebecca Ann, daugh- 
ter of Peter Forman, sheriff of Trenton, who died November 
9th, 1873, aged 68, having had children : Julia, died in childhood ; 


Peter Forman ; Edward Macllvaine ; Alfred H. ; John L. T. ; and 
Margaret L. 

Hannah S. Anderson, daughter of Cyreneus (2), who married 
Solomon Wambaugh, had children: Cyreneus; John; Alonzo; 
Elizabeth ; Emily ; Caroline ; Cornelia ; Christiana J. ; and Ma- 

Clotilda Anderson, daughter of Cyreneus (2), married John P. 
Combs, of Trenton, by whom she had Frances ; Elizabeth ; Han- 
nah ; Deborah ; John ; Herbert ; Charles ; and others died young. 

Joshua (3), son of Joshua (1), who died June 13th, 1840, in his 
60th year, was for many years an elder in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Trenton. He married Jemima Broadhurst, who died 
December 10th, 1839, in her 58th year, leaving children : Joseph 
B. (6) ; Eeziah, married Thomas Broadhurst, her children are 
Winfield Scott and Anna ; Phebe C. ; Rebecca, married Nelson 
Large, and had children, Emma and Caroline ; Hannah, married, 
first, Samuel Hart, having a son, George ; second, Ebenezer Large, 
by whom she had a son, Nelson ; John F., died 1840, aged 19. 

Joseph B. (6), son of Joshua (3), died January 6th, 1875, in 
his 68th year. He had by his first wife, Eliza, daughter of Maj. 
Edward Macllvaine, who died August 14th, 1831, aged 20, a 
daughter, Anna ; she died 1834. By his second wife, Sarah, 
daughter of Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 
7,) Eliza, who married Titus Scudder, son of Charles. His third 
wife is Matilda Hendrickson, sister of his former wife ; no chil- 

Phebe E. Anderson, daughter of Joshua (3), married, first, 
Benjamin Franklin Vancleve, (see Vancleve family, No. 20,) a 
lawyer of Trenton, whose children are Frederic, Henry, Benja- 
min F. ; second, Francis Breggy, Professor of French in the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, and had by him Amadie, a lawyer of 
Philadelphia ; Louis Napoleon ; and Clara, married George Hill. 
Mrs. Breggy died 1878. 

Mt[E Sjitfynny gamily. 

George Anthony (1), a native of Strasburg, Germany, settled, 
at an early period, in Pennsylvania, with bis wife, Catharine, 
whose children were William (2) ; Mary, married John Paradise ; 
Catharine, married Henry Simmons ; Sarah, married John Bal- 
lum ; and Susannah, died unmarried. 

William (2), who died 1831, aged 66, son of George (1), mar- 
ried Martha, daughter of Alexander Biles, of Maidenhead. She 
died 1848, aged 81. By her he bad children : Catharine, mar- 
ried James B. Green, (see Green family, No. 17) ; Mary, married 
Elijah Green, her first husband, (see Green family, No. 59,) and 
Jacob Graflies, a merchant of Williamsport, Pa., for her second ; 
George, married Mary Crone ; Joseph (3) ; Rachel, became the 
second wife of Asa Fish, without issue. 

Joseph (3), son of William (2), by profession a lawyer, settled 
in Williamsport, Pa., was appointed judge, and represented, from 
1833 to 1838, his district in congress. He married Catharine 
Graflies, of that place, and had by her : Elizabeth, married John 
B. Campbell, a merchant ; Martha, married Hepburn McClure, a 
lawyer of Williamsport ; Daniel, a graduate of Princeton, and 
member of the bar ; Catharine, married Mr. White ; Mary, mar- 
ried Dr. Lyon ; Rachel, married James Montgomery ; and Emily, 
married John Morgan. 

Mfye iBeatty Jamily. 

John Beatty (1), the ancestor of the Beatty family of this 
region, was an officer of the British army, a native of county 
Antrim, Ireland, of Scotch-Irish descent and Presbyterian creed. 
He married a lady of English origin, whose family had removed 
to Ireland during the Eebellion — Christiana, daughter of James 
Clinton and sister of Charles Clinton, whose son George was suc- 
cessively general in the army of the Revolution, governor of New 
York, and vice-president of the United States. Mrs. Beatty, 
after the early death of her husband, emigrated, in company with 
her brother, Charles Clinton, and her four children, to America. 
After a protracted voyage of nearly, twenty- four weeks, they 
landed at Cape Cod, in 1729, having suffered greatly from the 
want of both food and water, which cost the lives of many pas- 
sengers. They settled, finally, at Orange, N. J. Her children, 
were Elizabeth, married Mr. Denniston, and died on the voyage ; 
Charles (2) ; Mary, married James Gregg ; and Martha, married 
Mr. McMillan. 

Charles (2), son of John (1), having received a classical educa- 
tion, partly in Ireland and partly in this country, entered the Log 
College as a student of divinity, and after having been licensed, 
was settled, in 1743, at Neshaminy, Pa., as the successor of his 
instructor, Rev. William Tennent, Sr., but he, by a permitted ab- 
sence from his congregation, engaged in the public service as 
chaplain to the army, on several expeditions against the French 
and Indians. In 1763, he was appointed trustee of the College 
of New Jersey, and to raise funds in its behalf, went, in the place 
of Dr. Witherspoon, to Barbadoes, where he took the fever and 
died, 1772, aged 57. He married, in 1746, Ann, daughter of Gov. 
John Reading, (see Reading family, No. 2.) She died at Green- 
ock, Scotland, whither she had gone with her husband, for medi- 
cal advice, having borne him eleven children, nine of whom 
reached maturity : Mary, born April 21st, 1747, married Rev. 


Enoch Green, (see Green family, No. 40) ; Christiana, born June 
17th, 1748, died about 16 ; John (3), born December 10th, 1749 ; 
Elizabeth, born March 26th, 1752, married Rev. Philip Vicars 
Fithian, son of Joseph Fithian, of Greenwich, a Presbyterian 
clergyman, who, having been appointed to a chaplaincy in the 
army, in 1776, was at the battle of White Plains, and soon after 
died from exposure, in camp. Her second husband was a cousin 
of her former one — Joel Fithian, brother of Dr. Enoch Fithian 
and grandson of Samuel, an emigrant from Long Island, in 1700, 
and first of the name in Cumberland county. Mr. Joel Fithian 
represented the county in the legislature, and was an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church. He died 1821, his widow in 1825, having 
had nine children: Martha, died in early childhood; Charles 
Clinton, born February 10th, 1756, was graduated at Princeton, 
soon after received a captain's commission in the army, was with 
Wayne on his expedition into Canada, and being accidentally shot 
by a brother officer, died in 1776, aged 21 ; Reading (4), born 
December 23d, 1757 ; Erkuries (5), born October 9th, 1759 ; 
George, born June 28th, 1763, supposed to have been lost at sea ; 
William P. (6), born March 31st, 1766 ; Ann, born 1768, in Green- 
ock, Scotland, and is buried there with her mother. 

Gen. John (3), son of Rev. Charles (2), was a graduate of 
Princeton, and adopted the profession of medicine, which he had 
not practiced long before the commencement of hostilities with 
Great Britain, when, in 1775, he received a captain's commission 
in the Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion, and after active participation 
in the service, and having attained the rank of major, he was 
taken prisoner, at the surrender of Fort Washington, November, 
1776. On his exchange, May 28th, 1778, he was appointed, on 
the resignation of Dr. Elias Boudinot, commissary-general of 
prisoners, which office he held until his retirement in 1780, when 
he resumed his practice in Princeton. During his residence 
there, he represented his state in congress, in the years 1783- 
1785 and 1793-1795. He was also made brigadier-general of 
militia. In 1795, he was elected by the legislature, of which he 
had been speaker, secretary of state, and from that time till his 
death, May 31st, 1826, aged 77, resided in Trenton. He was 
president of the Trenton Delaware Bridge Company, and actively 
superintended the building of that structure. Gen. Beatty was 
also, for twenty years, a trustee of Princeton College, was presi- 
dent of the Trenton Banking Company, and an elder in the First 


Presbyterian Church of Trenton till his death. He married, in 
1756, Mary, daughter of Richard Longstreet, of Princeton, by 
whom he had children : Anna, died an infant, and Eichard (7). 
She died 1815, aged 59. He married, second, Mrs. Catharine 
Lalor, daughter of Barnt De Klyn Lalor, of Trenton, who, with- 
out children by him, died January 27th, 1861, aged 88, having 
left to the First Presbyterian Church, for the communion table, a 
valuable silver flagon, which she had inherited. 

Eichard (7), son of Gen. John (3), was a graduate of Prince- 
ton, studied law, in the practice of which he engaged at Allen- 
town, where he married Isabella Imlay, by whom he had chil- 
dren : Mary Elizabeth ; John Imlay, married Susan MoKean, and 
lives, a merchant, in Allentown ; Isabella and Eichard, both died 
in infancy ; Anna C, married Lemuel S. Fithian, a merchant of 
Philadelphia ; Christiana S., married George Eobbins, of Allen- 
town ; Isabella, married Dr. A. Alexander Howell, (see Howell 
family, No. 34) ; Emily C, married E. H. Holmes, whose only 
son, James, is a physician of Allentown ; Catharine Louisa, became 
a missionary to India, from whence she returned in 1869, and died 

Dr. Eeading (4), son of Eev. Charles (2), was a student of medi- 
cine when the war broke out, but at once entered the army, and 
soon was made lieutenant in his brother John's company ; was, 
with his brother, taken prisoner at Fort Washington, and for a 
while treated with great severity, being confined in a prison-ship. 
He was released upon parole. While a captive, he continued his 
studies, and was ultimately commissioned by congress a surgeon 
in the army, which office he continued to discharge till the close 
of the war. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church at 
Newtown, Pa., till his death, in ' 1834. By his wife, Christiana, 
daughter of Judge Henry Wynkoop, of Bucks county, Pa., he 
had Ann, died in infancy ; Ann, married Eev. Alexander Boyd, of 
the Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Pa. ; Henry, died young ; 
Charles C, a physician of Abington, Pa., married Eebecca Va- 
nuxen, of Philadelphia ; Susan ; Mary, married Eev. Eobert 
Steele, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Abington, Pa. ; 
John, married, first, Emily P., daughter of Dr. Samuel Moore, 
director of the Philadelphia mint, second, Mary Ashton Henry, 
of Evansburg, Pa., niece of Alexander Henry, of Philadelphia ; 
and Sarah, married Eev. Henry Wilson, died as a missionary, in 


CoL Erkuries Beatty (5), son of Bev. Charles, was preparing 
for Princeton College when the war between Great Britain and 
her colonies broke out His patriotism, at the early age of 16, 
prompted him to enter the army under Lord Stirling. He was 
in the action on Long Island and at White Plains, having obtained 
an ensign's commission in the Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion. 
He was engaged in the battle of Brandy wine, May, 1777, and 
also, in October, 1877, in that of Germantown, in which he was 
severely wounded. During the next campaign, he fought • at 
Monmouth, June 28th, 1778, under Wayne, and after being in 
active service, in the meantime marched with him south, joined 
La Fayette, and was present at the capture of Yorktown, October, 
1781, and continued with the army until its disbandment, No- 
vember, 1783. He was, for several years, paymaster of the west- 
ern army, under Gen. Harmar ; for two years, was commandant 
of the Fort St Vincents (Vincennes) ; promoted to the rank of 
major ; in 1793, he resigned his position and retired to Prince- 
ton, where he resided till his death, 1823, aged 64, and is buried 
in the cemetery of that place. While living at Princeton, he was 
elected colonel of a regiment of militia. In addition to his mili- 
tary honors, he filled many civil offices and appointments — was a 
judge of the county court, a member, for several years, of either 
the assembly or council, was mayor of the borough, and for a 
time, a trustee of the Presbyterian Church. In 1799, he married 
Mrs. Susanna Ferguson (Ewing), widow of Maj* Ferguson. Their 
children were Charles Clinton (8) ; Susan, died at 16 ; Erkuries 
E., entered the army and died at Baton Rouge, 1827, aged 23. 

Dr. Charles Clinton (8), son of Erkuries (5), was graduated at 
Princeton, and studied theology there. He settled at Steuben- 
ville, Ohio, over the First Church, where he was pastor for nearly 
fourteen years. He established there one of the largest and most 
eminent seminaries in the land, for the education of young ladies. 
He was vice-president of the New Jersey branch of the Society 
of the Cincinnati. His power in the church was great. He rep- 
resented his presbytery in general assembly many times ; was 
moderator of the one at Columbus, Ohio, in 1862 ; received the 
title both of D. D. and LL. D. He gave largely of his means to 
the church and many institutions of our land. He died October 
30th, 1882, aged 82, having married, first, in 1824, Lydia Moore, 
of Bridge Point, who, with her infant child, died the next year ; 


second, Hetty Elizabeth Davis, of Maysville, Ky. ; third, Mary 
Inskipt, widow of Dr. Crittendon, of Pittsburg. 

William P. (6), son of Rev. Charles (2), after filling various 
<civil offices, became a merchant of Columbia, Pa., of which he was, 
for several years, chief burgess, and was also a ruling elder in the 
Presbyterian Church there. He died 1848, aged 48, having mar- 
ried Eleanor, daughter of John Polk, of Neshaminy, Pa., by 
whom he had, besides several offspring who died in childhood, 
George (9) ; William P., who lived at Harrisburg till his death, 
1860, having married Mary S. Clendenin ; Ann Eliza, married 
Thomas H. Pearce, of Columbia ; John R. ; and Erkuries, who 
was proprietor and publisher of the Carlisle " Herald." At the 
outbreak of the late war, he volunteered and joined the Thirty- 
sixth Pennsylvania Regiment of the line under Gen. McCall ; was 
present as a member of his staff, at the battle of Drainesville ; 
was twice wounded in the battle of New Market. As captain, 
under Gen. Burnside, he participated in the bloody battle of 
Fredericksburg ; was assistant adjutant-general at Washington, 
and in 1864, after an honorable discharge, he was honored by the 
war department for bravery and meritorious services in the field, 
with the brevet commissions of major and of lieutenant-colonel. 
He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Carlisle. He mar- 
ried Margaret E. Piper, of Harrisburg, and has children : Wil- 
liam, Alexander P., Annie E., Fannie, and Helen. 

Dr. George (9), son of William (6), a physician, resided for a 
time in Iowa, of Which state he was auditor-general and trea- 
surer. He afterward was proprietor and editor of " Niles' Regis- 
ter," of Philadelphia. He married, at Felicity, Ohio, Mrs. Eliza 
Salter, daughter of Rev. Thomas Ansley, of Nova Scotia. 

Mfye lBi|eai|lEy gamily. 

Two brothers Brearley, or, as originally spelled, Bryerley,. 
younger members of a family of distinction in England, came to 
this country and settled — one of them ultimately at the South, 
where the name still retains its original spelling. The other, 
John (1), settled in the town of Lawrence ville, where he pur- 
chased, in 1695, of Mahlon Stacy, of Ballifield (the name of his 
place), a tract of land on the Shabakonk. He was also the owner 
of a large body of land near Philadelphia. He died, leaving a 
widow, Sarah, who survived till 1731, date of will. Their children 
were John ( 2), who had sons, John (5) and David ; Benjamin (3) ; 
David (4); Joseph, died intestate, leaving an only son, John, who 
lived in Harding, Sussex county ; Mary, married John Olden ; 
Ruth, married George Kozell. 

John (5), son of John (2), had children : James (6); a daughter, 
married Mr. Anderson ; and Sarah, married Maj. Thomas Stock- 
ton, of Princeton, who died 1799, aged 69. She survived till 
1814, aged 79. 

James (6), son of John (5), married, first, Esther Johnes ; had 
issue : Samuel (7); Isaac (8); James died 1851, aged 86, not mar- 
ried ; John died 1846, aged 78, married Matilda, daughter of 
Joseph Baker, and have children : Bandall, a physician, removed 
to the West, Joseph Baker, Susan, and Mary ; George (9) ; Esther, 
not married ; Stephen ; Ellet died in Ohio. By his second wife, 
Penelope Cook, he had Sarah, not married ; William died at the 
South ; and Jonathan married Martha, daughter of Joseph Baker. 

Samuel (7), son of James (6), died 1841, aged 80, having mar- 
ried Khoda, daughter of Benjamin Mershon, whose children were 
Margaret, married Mr. Knot in the West ; Mary, married Capt. 
Wells, and lives in the West ; and Lewis, who is married, and 
resides in the West. 

Isaac (8), son of James (6), born June 21st, 1763, married Sarah 
Bellerjeau, and had children : Eliza, died 1869, aged 75 ; Johnes, 


married, no children, died 1867, aged 71 ; Achsa, died 1869, aged 
70 ; and James, married Frances, daughter of Joseph Baker, of 

George (9), son of James (6), died 1857, aged 87, having mar- 
ried Nancy Gillingham, of Pennsylvania ; she died 1843, aged 71, 
having had children: Samuel (10) ; James (11) ; Esther; Har- 
vey (12); William, a Presbyterian clergyman, of South Carolina, 
married Miss English ; Mary Ann ; Joseph Gillingham (13); Ste- 
phen (14); Juliet ; and Elizabeth. 

Samuel (10), son of George (9), married, first, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Israel Smith, by whom he had Eliza, married Thomas 
R. English, lives in the South ; second, Sarah Smith, who had a 
son, William Armstrong (15) ; third, Mary Ann Smith. 

William Armstrong (15), son of Samuel (10), married, first, 
Mary M. Rue, whose children are Samuel ; Joseph, whose first 
wife was Jennie Ray, of Brooklyn, second, Kate, daughter of 
Alfred Perrine. He married, second, Henrietta A. Moore, had 
children by her ; William Henry, married Emily, daughter of 
Mathew Rue ; Helen and Anna, both died in infancy. 

James (11), son of George (9), died 1855, aged 60, having mar- 
ried Mehitable, daughter of Asher Smith ; had children : Eliza- 
beth, wife of William F. Rouse ; Charles, married, first, Sarah, 
daughter of William Burke, had Lillie, who married Robert Ken- 
nedy — his second wife was Miss Sloane ; Caroline, wife of David 
Lanning ; George (16) ; and Sarah. 

George (16), son of James (11), married Jane, daughter of 
James A. Phillips ; have children : Joseph G. ; Mabel, wife of 
George Hottel ; Ellen, wife of Roland Loyd ; Julia ; Mary ; and 

Harvey (12), son of George (9), married Ann, daughter of John 
Moore, of Lawrence, and had by her ; Edward, married Louisa 
Mershon ; Harvey, married Hannah Shreves ; Mary, married 
Garret Smith ; Louisa, wife of Isaac Hutchinson ; and Anna. 

Joseph Gillingham (13), son of George (9), was for several 
years president of the Mechanics* and Manufacturers' Bank of 
Trenton, and also an elder in the First Presbyterian Church there. 
He married Catharine Lalor, by whom he had Anderson Lalor, 
married Annie Gardener ; and Alice, married Mr. Moulton. 

Stephen (14), son of George (9), died 1866, aged 55, having 
married Cornelia Conover ; she died 1859, aged 45 ; had children : 
Emeline, married John L. Hendrickson ; Conover, married Caro- 


line Shultz ; Sarah, married Henry Williams ; and Catharine, mar- 
ried Mr. Mount 

Benjamin (3), son of John (1), left his property, by his will, 
dated 1756, recorded in 1757, of which Benjamin, his son, and 
George Bozell, his brother-in-law, were his executors, to his wife, 
Elizabeth, who died 1759, and to his children, Benjamin ; Rachel ; 
Sarah ; Rebecca ; and Elizabeth. 

David (4), son of John (1), married Mary Clark, and by her 
had Joseph (17); David (18); Esther, not married ; Abijah, not 
married ; and Jerusha, was the second wife of Mr. Pierson. 

Gen. Joseph (17), son of David (4), was actively engaged in the 
military service of his country. He was major of the Second 
New Jersey Battalion, engaged before Quebec, 1776, and major 
of the First Hunterdon Regiment, and captain in the Continental 
Army. He afterward held the rank of general. He married 
Rachel McClarey, and had by her : Charles, died unmarried, in 
Cincinnati ; David (19) ; Joseph (20) ; Benjamin (21) ; Eliza, mar- 
ried Ezekiel Smith, of Lawrence, and had children : John, Eze- 
kiel, and Robinson ; Hetty ; Pierson ; and Maria ; last three not 

Col. David (19), son of Gen. Joseph (17), was actively engaged 
in the war of 1812, and associated with Gen. Scott. He married 
Hannah Jones and moved to Arkansas, where he died, leaving 
children : Joseph, who lives at Norristown, Ark., married, and 
has two sons ; Eleanor, married William Lewis Wharton, surgeon 
in the army, and has children : David Brearley, Clifton Tucker, 
Amanda J., wife of Frederick H. Gibson, of Virginia, and William 
Lewis, married Jane A. Cavanna ; and Mary, married Kev. Wil- 
liam Smallwood, of Washington, D. C, an Episcopal clergyman ; 
her children are Agnes, wife of Mr. Cassel, and Mary E. 

Joseph (20), son of Joseph (17), married Joanna, daughter of 
Philip Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 5,) whose chil- 
dren are Caroline, wife of Simon Sill, and resided in St. Louis ; 
Henrietta, died unmarried ; and Charity, died young. 

Benjamin (21), son of Joseph (17), was, in 1812, a lieutenant of 
artillery in the regular army, and fought in the battle of Lundy's 
Lane. He married Susan, daughter of Thomas Riall, of Trenton, 
father of Hon. Daniel Riall, member of congress from Monmouth, 
by whom he had Rebecca, second wife of Imlah Moore, of Tren- 
ton ; and Louisa. 

Judge David (18), son of David (4), was colonel of Second 


Regiment of Monmouth and lieutenant-colonel in the Continental 
Army, of the Fourth Battalion, and of the First Regiment, in 
1780. He was a member of several state and federal conventions. 
He participated in the deliberations of the one which formed the 
constitution of the United States, and signed the document, and 
of the convention which ratified it. He resigned his military 
rank when appointed Chief Justice of New Jersey, an office he 
held for eleven years, when he was made judge of the United 
States District Court. He died August 16th, 1790, aged 45, hav- 
ing married, first, Elizabeth Mullen ; second, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Joseph and Rachel Higbee, who died August 20th, 1832, aged 
81, by whom he had David, died 1820, aged 34, in Blakely, Ala., 
not married ; George, died before maturity ; and Joseph Higbee, 
died 1805, aged 20. 

ffifye lBui|i|nug^s 5 am ^y- 

Jeremiah Burroughs, one of the Westminster divines, was the 
preacher of two of the largest congregations near London — Step- 
ney and Cripplegate. He was a graduate of Cambridge, an 
excellent scholar, a popular preacher, and an ornament of the 
pulpit. Dr. Wilkins reckons him among the most eminent of 
English divines. Fuller enrols him among the learned writers of 
Emanuel's College, Cambridge. He was the author of twenty- 
five works. He died of pulmonary complaint, November 14th, 
1646, aged 47. 

John Burroughs (1), the ancestor of the families of that name in 
this part of the country, being of English birth, is most probably of 
the same family. He came to Massachusetts near the period of 
its settlement, as he is found living in Salem in 1637. Thence he 
removed to Newtown, Long Island, where he becajne a leading 
man, and died 1678, aged 61, leaving, by his first marriage, chil- 
dren : Jeremiah, who had a son Jeremiah, married to Cornelia 
Eckerson, and settled in Hunterdon county, N. J. ; Joseph, a lib- 
eral supporter of the Presbyterian Church, whose son John owned 
land at Trenton, and some of whose descendants became promi- 
nent citizens of Georgia ; Joanna, married Jacob Beeder ; and 
Mary. His second wife was the widow Elizabeth Beed, whose 
only son was John (2). 

John (2), son of John (1), was born 1665, married Margaret, 
daughter of Lambert Woodward, and died in 1699, leaving a son, 
John (3), and other children. 

John (3), son of John (2), came to Ewing township at about 
the age of 21, and purchased a farm, on which he lived, not far 
from the church, and adjoining Judge William B. Mcllvaine's. 
His name is signed to an agreement dated August 26th, 1703. 
He died 1772, aged 88, the date of his recorded will, leaving chil- 
dren : James (4) ; Isaac ; and Benjamin ; the two latter settled 
in Salem county, N. J. ; Joseph (5) ; Jemima, born 1725, died 



1825, married, successively, Mr. Barber and Joseph Howell ; 
Henry lived in Bucks county, Pa., married Ann Palmer ; Corne- 
lius lived in Salem ; Jeremiah — this is probably the one whose 
grave-stone, in Ewing church-yard, represents to have died 177- 
aged 38 ; Philip ; Sarah, married Mr. Moore ; Mary, married, 
successively, Mathew and Henry Baker ; John, married Lydia, 
daughter of Samuel Baker, of Bucks county ; Hannah ; Martha ; 
and Elizabeth, married Mr. Kose and Samuel Baker. 

James (4), son of John (3), who died 1784, aged 49, married 
Mary Jones. She died 1798, aged 63. Their children were 
John (6) ; Joseph (7) ; Elizabeth, born January 12th, 1758, mar- 
ried William Green, (see Green family, No. 8) ; Sarah, born June 
20th, 1760, died young ; Philip (8) ; Mary, born January 31st, 
1765, married Henry Cook, and died 1798 ; Hulda, born May 5th, 
1767, married Garret Johnson, died 1821 ; Jeremiah (9) ; Mercy, 
born October 26th, 1772, married Eichard Scudder, (see Scudder 
family, No. 29) ; and Jemima, born December 9th, 1775, married 
Bichard Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 24,) and died June 
27th, 1838. 

John (6), son of James (4), who died April 28th, 1842, aged 89, 
married Rhoda, daughter of John Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson 
family, No. 3.) She died November 14th, 1844, aged 84. Their chil- 
dren were Enoch (10) ; Timothy (11) ; Joseph (12) ; Charles (13) ; 
Mary, married Elijah Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 17) ; and 
Susan, born March 13th, 1793, married John Smith, of Lawrence, 
by whom she had Catharine, wife of John S. Cook, Charles, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of John Hazard, Garret, married Miss 
Brearley, Joseph, married Miss Tiffany, and John. 

Enoch (10), son of John (6), married Phebe, daughter of John 
Smith, of Lawrence, whose children are John Stephens ; David, 
married Miss Vanzant ; Catharine, married William Phillips ; 
Mary ; Asa, married Miss Golder ; Elizabeth, married John Cook ; 
and Jane, married John V. Raum. 

Timothy (11), son of John (6), born August 28th, 1782, married 
Phebe, daughter of Joseph Green, (see Green family, No. 47,) 
whose children are Jeremiah ; Deborah ; Elizabeth, married Mr. 
Smith, lived in Hackettstown ; Bhoda, married Samuel Salter ; 
and Isaac. 

Joseph (12), son of John (6), born May 27, 1785, married Je- 
mima, daughter of Thomas Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson fam- 


ily, No. 16.) Their children are Isaac ; Charles ; Elnathan ; Sarah 
Ann, married Thomas Crosley ; and Joseph. 

Charles (13), son of John (6), born January 27th, 1788, was, 
for many years in succession, elected mayor of Trenton, and was 
also a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church. He died 1864, 
having married, in succession, Elizabeth and Lydia Ann, daugh- 
ters of John Morris, of Trenton. By the first, who died 1838, 
aged 48, he had issue : Margaret Ann, wife of Henry C. Boswell, 
son of Eev. William Boswell, of Trenton ; George W. (14) ; Eliza- 
beth, wife of Benjamin S. Holt, of New Haven ; James E. ; John ; 
Charles G, married Sarah, daughter of Maj. Hutchinson ; Mary 
F. ; .Caroline ; and Virginia. By his second wife, who died 1864, 
he had James Edward ; Cornelia ; Henry B. ; and John H. 

George (14), son of Charles (13), a graduate of Lafayette Col- 
lege and Princeton Theological Seminary, married, first, Ange- 
line, daughter of Hezekiah Smith, of Connecticut ; for his second 
wife, Olivia, daughter of Eev. Benjamin B. Stockton, of Rochester, 
N. Y., whose children are George, a graduate of Princeton Col- 
lege and Theological Seminary ; and Olivia. 

Joseph (7), son of James (4), born January 12th, 1756/ and 
died 1784, having married Anna Kellum, and had issue : Sarah, 
married Benjamin Burroughs (22) ; and Mary, married Henry 

Philip (8), son of James (4), born July 4th, 1762, married Ke- 
siah, daughter of Thomas Hendrickson, (see'Hendrickson family, 
No. 16) ; had children: James (15) ; Ralph (16) ; Richard (17) ; 
Eliza, wife of John R. Hart, and had children: Eliza, Josiah, 
and Amos ; Moses (18) ; Harriet ; Hulda ; and Mary. 

James (15), son of Philip (8), married, first, Charity Drake, by 
whom he had George ; Mary ; Catharine ; Kesiah ; John ; Louisa ; 
and Sarah. His second wife was Lydia Pearson. 

Ralph (16), son of Philip (8), married Deborah Golden, and 
had children : David ; Philip ; and Sarah. 

Richard (17), son of Philip (8), married Penelope Labaw, and 
had children : John L., married Charity Golden ; and Ralph, mar- 
ried Caroline Cook. 

Moses (18), son of Philip (8), married, first, Jerusha, daughter 
of Richard Hart, (see Hart family, No. 13.) His second wife 
was Maria Mathews. His children are Richard ; Hulda ; and Wil- 

Jeremiah (9), son of James (4), died 1843, aged 74, having 


married Jemima, daughter of Jedediah Scudder, (see Scudder 
family, No. 14,) by whom he had Sarah, wife of Aaron Moore, (see 
Moore family, No. 13,) and Eliza, wife of Joseph Titus ; (see Titus 
family, No. 14.) 

Joseph (5), son of John (3), who died October 29th, 1798, aged 
73, is, with his wife, buried in the Ewing church-yard. He re- 
sided in Hopewell, and by his marriage with Martha Willets, who 
died November 7th, 1808, aged 76, had issue : Joseph, died 1776, 
aged 22 ; James (19) ; John (20) ; Edmund (21) ; Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Philip Burroughs and moved to Goshen ; Martha, married 
James Hill ; Phebe, died January 3d, 1841, aged 85 ; Anna, mar- 
ried Peter Lott and moved to Ohio ; and Jerusha, married Wil- 
liam Burroughs. 

James (19), son of Joseph (5), married Elizabeth Baldwin, and 
had issue : Benjamin (22) ; Elizabeth, married, first, Bev. Wil- 
liam Mills; had a daughter, Martha, wife of John W. Snyder; 
second, Kev. William McClenahan, by whom she had Dr. Robert 
Mills, who married Christiana Sickles, James B., and Gertrude, 
wife of Daniel Titus ; Martha, married Joseph B. Tomlinson ; and 
Kesiah, married John Lambert. His second wife was Anna, 
daughter of Samuel Kellum, then the widow of Joseph Bur- 
roughs (7). Their children were James (23) ; Susan, married 
Elias Atchley ; Phebe, married George D. Abrahams, of London- 
derry ; and Joseph, married Rachel, daughter of Elnathan Ste- 
venson, whose children are Henry S. and Anna Maria. 

Benjamin (22), son of James (19), married Sarah, daughter of 
Joseph Burroughs (7). Their children are John Wesley (24) ; 
Jedediah (25) ; William Mills, a Methodist clergyman, married 
Mary Thrawl, of Milford ; Nancy, married Joseph Mathews ; Theo- 
dosia, married John Atchley, had one son, Daniel, married Fran- 
ces J., daughter of William B. Blackwell ; and Mary. 

John Wesley (24), son of Benjamin (22), married Ellen Hunt,, 
whose children are Mary Elizabeth, wife of William Jones, (see 
Jones family, No. 6) ; Emma, wife of John Guild Titus ; and 
Sarah, wife of Dr. Measer, of Philadelphia. 

Jedediah (25), son of Benjamin (22), married Eliza Moore; 
had a son, Benjamin, who married Fanny Loos, and has children, 
Henry and Elmer. 

James (23), son of James (19), who died 1869, aged 78, mar- 
ried Ann, daughter of Aaron Hart, (see Hart family, No. 17,) who 
died 1868, aged 78. Their children were Aaron H. (26) ; Stephen,, 


married Sarah, daughter of Garret Schenck ; Amos, died unmar- 
ried ; Eebecca Ann, married Wilson Atchley ; and Mary Frances. 

Aaron (26), son of James (23), married Cornelia, daughter of 
Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 7.) Their 
children are : Edward M., married Cornelia, daughter of Elijah L. 
Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 18); George, married 
Mary Catharine, daughter of Gershom Moore ; and Sarah, wife of 
William Yardley. 

John (20), son of Joseph (5), who died October 13th, 1817, aged 
58, by his marriage with Mary, daughter of John Howell, (see 
Howell family, No. 7,) who died March 2d, 1832, aged 58, had chil- 
dren : Joseph, married Elizabeth Phillips, widow of Noah Hart ; 
his children are Joseph and Ellen ; John Howell (27) ; Aaron, 
married Sarah Ann Dilts ; James Willis, married Elizabeth Black- 
well ; Horatio Nelson (28) ; Naomi, died February 17th, 1877, 
aged 77 ; and Mary, married William Farlie. 

John Howell (27), son of John (20), married Francina, daugh- 
ter of James Slack (see Slack family, No. 3,) who died April 9th, 
1836, aged 27, leaving children: Horatio Nelson, married Julia 
Yandyke ; John, married Hannah, daughter of Simeon Bain- 
bridge ; Amos Slack, married Sarah Elizabeth Craft. By his sec- 
ond wife, Lucretia, daughter of Holmes Large, he has Andrew ; 
Edward ; Aaron ; and Francina. 

Horatio Nelson (28), son of John (20), is a prominent business 
man, residing in Philadelphia ; is president of the Commonwealth 
Bank. By his first wife, Ellen Douglass, daughter of Samuel 
Augustus Mitchell, of Philadelphia, he has children : Mary Elena ; 
Annie ; Joseph Howell ; and Ellen D. By his second wife, Caro- 
line, sister of the former, Henry Augustus. 

Edmund (21), son of Joseph (5), married, first, Susan, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Howell, of Pennsylvania, (see Howell family, No. 
10,) and had children : Joseph Rue (29) ; Samuel H. (30) ; John, 
married ; Anna, married Abner Howell, (see Howell family, No. 
19) ; Sarah, married Andrew, son of Stephen Titus ; and Eliza, 
married Abner Hunt. His second wife was Phebe Blatchley. 

Joseph Rue (29), son of Edmund (21), married Asenath Math- 
ews, whose children are : Edmund, married Mary, daughter of 
Andrew Hart ; Alexander, married Hannah Tomlinson ; Wesley ; 
Pearson, married Miss Bainbridge ; Kate, married William Lan- 
ning ; Harriet ; and Emma, married Theodore Hutchinson. 



Samuel (30), son of Edmund (21), married, first, Adeline, daugh- 
ter of Enos Titus, (see Titus family, No. 23.) His second wife 
was Emily Nelson, whose children are : Clark ; Anna ; Elizabeth ; 
Theodocia, wife of George Pine ; and Wesley, married Mary 

IED^e Oaflwalctfleij g am %- 

John Cadwalader (1), a Dative of Wales, a convert to the reli- 
gious faith of George Fox and William Penn, came, at the age of 
20, with the latter, in 1699, on the occasion of his second visit to 
Philadelphia, where he established himself, and became, from 
1718 to 1733, one of its councilmen. He died in 1746, aged 67, 
having married, in 1702, Martha, daughter of Dr. Edward Jones, 
also of Wales, and Mary, daughter of Dr. Thomas Wynne, by 
whom he had issue : Thomas (2) ; Mary, second wife of Judge 
Samuel Dickinson, (see Dickinson family, No. 1); Hannah, wife of 
Samuel Morris, of Philadelphia ; and Kebecca, wife of William 
Morris, of the island of Barbadoes. who settled in Trenton. 

Thomas (2), son of John (1), received his classical education at 
the Friends' Academy, Philadelphia, and his medical and surgical 
at London. On his return from England, he soon acquired a 
large practice, and was one of the founders of the Philadelphia 
Library. He afterwards settled in Trenton, and when, in 1746, 
it was organized as a borough, he was elected its first chief bur- 
gess, his brother-in-law, Morris, being one of the councilmen. In 
1750, he gave £500 to found a public library for Trenton. Dr. 
Cadwalader lectured on anatomy, in Philadelphia, in 1751, and 
was, in 1755, appointed, by Governor Robert Hunter Morris, a 
member of the provincial council of Pennsylvania, which office he 
held continuously till 1774. He attended the meetings in Phila- 
delphia, in opposition to the stamp act, and signed, with his sons, 
Lambert and John, the celebrated " non-importation resolution," 
adopted by the citizens of that city. He was one of the founders 
of the Pennsylvania Hospital, from which sprang the medical 
department of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a mem- 
ber of many societies, among them, of the Royal Medical Society 
of Edinburgh and London. He was a large land-holder, as we 
may judge from his offering for sale, at one time, nine hundred 
acres of woodland, seven hundred acres on the Delaware, and 


twenty-five acres of meadow-land, all about two miles above 
Trenton. He died November 18th, 1779, in the 73d year of his 
age, having married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Lambert, Jr., of 
Trenton. He had issue : Martha, wife of Brig.-Gen. John Dagwor- 
thy, member of the Delaware assembly; Lambert ( 3); John (4); 
Mary, first wife of Maj.-Gen. Philemon Dickinson ; Rebecca, second 
wife of the same, (see Dickinson family, No. 3); Elizabeth, died 
unmarried, 1799 ; and Margaret, wife of Biig.-Gen. Samuel Mere- 
dith, major of the Third Philadelphia Battalion of Associators, 
who was in the battle of Princeton, was a member of the Penn- 
sylvania assembly from 1778 to 1783, a member of the continental 
congress, and treasurer of the United States from 1789 to 1801. 

Lambert (3), son of Dr. Thomas (2), received his classical train- 
ing in Dr. Allison's Academy, Philadelphia ; was appointed colo- 
nel of the Third Pennsylvania Battalion, in the continental army, 
October 25th, 1776, and served with effect under Col. Magaw, 
commander of Fort Washington. He, with Col. Ramsey, of Mary- 
land, made a gallant resistance to the assault of the British, but, 
being overpowered by a greatly superior force, the fort was 
obliged to surrender. Col. Cadwalader was paroled, and retired 
to his estate at Trenton. He represented New Jersey in the con- 
tinental congress from 1784 to 1787. He was also a member of 
tiie federal house of representatives from 1789 to 1791, and again 
from 1793 to 1795. He died September 13th, 1823, aged 82, and 
is buried in the Friends' burying-ground, Trenton, N. J., leaving 
issue : John, died in infancy ; and Thomas (5) — by his wife, -Mary, 
daughter of Archibald McCall,* of Philadelphia, and Judith Kem- 
ble, who was the daughter of Hon. Peter Kemble, president of 
the New Jersey provincial council. 

Thomas (5), son of Col. Lambert (3), who died October 22d, 
1873, aged 79, and is buried in the Friends' burying-ground, 
Trenton, as is also his wife, was graduated by the College of New 
Jersey, was appointed adjutant-general of the state militia, by 
Gov. Pennington, July 13th, 1842, and breveted major-general 
during the administration of Gov. Newell. He owned and re- 
sided on the paternal estate, above the city of Trenton, on 
the River road, which he greatly improved, and occupied as a 

* Archibald McCall was the son of George McCall, of Glasgow, Scotland, who mar- 
ried a daughter of Jasper Yeates, of Philadelphia, and his wife, Catharine Sanderland, 
who was a granddaughter of Joran Kyn (Keen), founder of the Swedish colony of 
Upland, Pa., and ancestor of Jacob Keen, of Trenton. 


country seat, passing the winter months in Philadelphia. He 
married Maria, daughter of Nicholas Gouverneur, of New York, 
whose aunt, Eliza Kortright, was the wife of President Monroe. 
His children are : Emily, second wife of William Henry Bawle, 
LL. D., a distinguished member of the Philadelphia bar, the son 
and grandson of men eminent in the same profession ; Mary, 
wife of Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, of Philadelphia, a physician of 
distinguished reputation, has one daughter, Maria Gouverneur ; 
John Lambert, was graduated at Princeton ; received the degree 
of LL. B. from Harvard University, where he studied his profes- 
sion, gained a lucrative practice in New York, and was appointed, 
in 1874, the assistant secretary of state of the United States under 
the Hon. Hamilton Fish, which office he filled until 1877 ; Bich- 
ard (6) ; and Maria, wife of John Hone, Jr., of New York, has 
one daughter, Hester Gouverneur. 

Bichard McCall (6), son of Thomas (5), was a graduate of 
Princeton and of the legal department of Harvard, from which 
he received his LL. B., and practices his profession in Philadel- 
phia. He married Christine, daughter of I. Williams Biddle. 
Their children are : Thomas ; Williams Biddle ; Bichard McCall ; 
Gouverneur ; and Lambert. 

John (4), son of Dr. Thomas (2), who died at Shrewsbury, Mary- 
land, in 1796, aged 44, received his education at Dr. Allison's 
Academy, Philadelphia, where he continued to reside ; was one of 
the original members of the committee of safety ; was appointed, 
at the outset of the war, colonel of the Third Battalion of Asso- 
ciators; was promoted brigadier-general of militia, and was in 
command of the division of Washington's army stationed at Bris- 
tol, with the design of crossing there, and co-operating with 
Washington in his attack on the British at Trenton, December 
26th, 1776. This, the ice prevented his doing, but he crossed the 
next day, and was with Washington when, a week afterward, he 
retreated before the superior numbers of Lord Cornwallis, across 
the Assanpink, where, eluding the vigilance of his enemy, turning 
his left flank and reaching his rear, he achieved the brilliant vic- 
tory of Princeton. He was also in the battles of Brandywine, 
Germantown, and Monmouth. Gen. Cadwalader was a warm and 
devoted friend of Gen. Washington, so that when, in 1780, Gen. 
Conway, an English officer in the service of the United States, who 
was intriguing with the Gates cabal to supplant Washington, took 
occasion to speak disparagingly of the commander-in-chief in the 


presence of Gen. Cadwalader, he promptly took up the matter, and, 
with Gen. Dickinson as his second, challenged Gen. Conway, who 
accepted the challenge. The regulation agreed on was that, after 
the signal, each should fire, when ready. Gen. Conway fired first, 
and missed, and, as Gen. Cadwalader was about to fire, a strong 
gust of wind rendered his aim unsteady, and he lowered his pistol 
a moment, till it should pass. Gen. Conway remarked, "You fire 
with deliberation, Gen. Cadwalader." " I do," replied he, "when 
I aim at a traitor." The general then fired, and wounded his 
antagonist, as was then supposed, mortally. Under this belief, 
Gen. Conway, in a note to Gen. Washington (recorded by Mar- 
shall), acknowledged the injustice he had done him, and entreated 
his forgiveness ; he however recovered, but sank ever after into 
merited neglect and insignificance. Gen. Cadwalader's first wife 
was Elizabeth, widow of Edward Lloyd, of Talbot county, Mary- 
land, by whom he had : Anne, wife of Robert Kemble, whose 
only child, Mary, became the wife of Gen. William H. Sumner, 
of Massachusetts ; Elizabeth, wife of Archibald McCall, of Phila- 
delphia, and mother of Maj.-Gen. George A. McCall, of United 
States Volunteers, of Maria, wife of Gen. Samuel Ringgold, 
member of congress from Maryland, and the mother of Maj. 
Samuel Ringgold, of the United States Army, who brought the 
artillery arm to such a state of efficiency, and lost his life in the 
Mexican war, at the battle of Palo Alto, and of Rear- Admiral 
Cadwalader Ringgold, of the United States Navy. Gen. Cadwala- 
der's second wife was Williamina Bond, of Philadelphia, who 
died in England in 1836, forty years after the death of her hus- 
band. Their children were : Thomas (7) ; John ; and Frances, 
who married, in 1800, David Montague Erskine, son of Lord- 
Chancellor Erskine, then secretary of the English Legation at 
Washington, and afterwards minister to this country and to the 
courts of Wurtemburg and Bavaria. He succeeded his father, in 
1823, as second Lord Erskine. Their eldest son, Thomas, was 
peer from 1855 to 1876, succeeded by the second son, John Cad- 
walader, the present peer, their third son, David Montague, was, 
for many years, colonial secretary at Natal, their fourth son, Ed- 
ward Morris, was secretary of legation at St. Petersburg, and, 
successively, minister to Greece and Copenhagen. He died in 
April, 1883. Elizabeth, one of their daughters, married Sir St. 
Vincent Keane Hawkins Whitshed,Bart., their daughter, Elizabeth 
Sophia, married Maj.-Gen. Arthur Cavendish Bentinck, heir-appa- 


rent to the Duke of Portland, of whom their son, William Bentinck, 
is now heir-presumptive. Another daughter of Lady Erskine, Jane 
Plummer, married James Henry Callender, of Stairforth Castle, 
Stirlingshire, whose children, at their parents' death, became wards 
of the Duke of Argyle, whose second son, Lord Archibald Camp- 
bell, married the youngest, Jane Sevilla Callender. Their son, Neil 
Diarmid, should the Marquis of Lome, eldest son of the duke, and 
now governor-general of Canada, have no children, is likely to be- 
come Duke of Argyle. Singularly enough, then, this Philadelphia 
lady was the daughter-in-law of a peer, the wife of a peer, the mother 
of two peers, and the great-grandmother of heirs-presumptive to 
two of the oldest and most distinguished dukedoms of Great 
Britain — that of Argyle, in Scotland, and that of Portland, in 

Thomas (7), son of John (4), was a student of the University of 
Pennsylvania, a member of the Philadelphia bar ; was appointed 
in the war of 1812 against England, successively, colonel and 
brigadier-general of militia, and was eugaged in the defence .of 
Baltimore. After the war, he was made major-general of United 
States Volunteers. He died in 1840, aged 61, having married, in 
1804, Mary, daughter of Col. Clement Biddle, quartermaster-gen- 
eral of the Revolutionary Army, and a descendant of William 
Biddle, of England, who came over in 1678, in the ship Shield, 
from Hull. Their children were : John (8); George (9) ; Thomas; 
Henry ; and William. 

John (8), son of Thomas (7), who died January 26th, 1879, 
was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a member 
of the Philadelphia bar, and district judge of the United 
States. He married, first, Mary, daughter of the eminent jurist, 
Horace Binney, by whom he had Mary, first wife of William 
Henry Rawle ; and Elizabeth, wife of George Harrison Hare, 
United States Navy. His second wife was Henrietta Maria, 
daughter of Charles N. Bancker, of Philadelphia ; had children : 
Frances, died unmarried ; Sarah Bancker ; Charles E., a physi- 
cian, and lieutenant-colonel of Pennsylvania Volunteers during 
the Kebellion ; Anne, married Kev. Mr. Koland; and John, a 
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and by profession a 
lawyer, married, in 1869, Helen Mary, daughter of J. Francis Fisher, 
of Philadelphia, whose wife was a daughter of Henry Middleton, 
member of congress from South Carolina and minister to Russia. 

George (9), son of Thomas (7), who died February 3d, 1879, 


was appointed brigadier-general of United^ States Volunteers, in 
the Mexican war. He was distinguished for his bravery at the 
battles of Contreras and El-Molino del Rey ; was breveted major- 
general for gallantly at Chapultepec, and equally distinguished at 
the battle of Churubusco and the battle of the causeway leading 
into the city of Mexico. During the Civil war, he served as major- 
general of United States Volunteers. He married Frances, daugh- 
ter of Dr. James Mease, and granddaughter of Maj. Pierce Butler, 
of South Carolina, one of the framers of the federal constitution 
and senator of the United States. 

Note. — Thomas Lambert, of Hans worth, Yorkshire, England, a sensible and wor- 
thy man of large fortune, and a member of the society of Friends, emigrated to this 
country on account of his religion. He settled at Lamberton, so called from him, now 
a part of Trenton. He married, first, Ellen, daughter of Mahlon Stacy, of the same 
place, England, afterward of Trenton. His children were* Thomas; John; James; 
Samuel; Elizabeth, married Mr. Biles, had children, Samuel, Thomas, and Benjamin; 
Hannah, married Mr. Hodge, and lived in Philadelphia; Mary; Ruth, married Mr. 
Adams ; and Pliny. He mentioned in his will, dated 1693, his wife Elizabeth, so that 
he had, at least, two wives. 

Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1), styled yeoman and merchant, who died 1732, date of 
will, had four wives. By the first, he had one child, Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Biles, 
by whom she had : Thomas, who married, and had one child, Thomas, died unmarried ; 
Margaret, wife of Daniel Biles; she had sons: Thomas, a captain in the army, and 
Robert. By his second wife, Anna Kimble, he had: Hannah, married Col. Lambert 
Cadwalader; Achsah, died unmarried, aged 73; and Margaret, died unmarried, in 
1746. One of Mr. Lambert's wives was named Mary, another Margaret, and his sur- 
viving wife mentioned in his will, was Anne, by whom he had no children ; one wife, 
Anne, was a daughter of Thomas Wood. 

Ml^e ^ofient O^amfiEijs family. 

This early record of the Kobert Chambers family is due to the 
researches of Mrs. Dr. Edwards Hall (Margaret M. Chambers), of 
New York. 

We have traditional evidence that the Chambers family of 
Middlesex county, New Jersey, are directly descended from Rob- 
ert Chambers, of Stirling, near Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a 
Presbyterian, and, with thousands of others, suffered persecution 
during the reign of Charles if. and James II., in 1683 and 1685. 

John, Robert, and Marion Chambers embarked at Leith, August, 
1685, on the Henry and Frances, of New Castle, and arrived at 
New Perth (now Perth Amboy) the following November, after a 
long and disastrous voyage of fifteen weeks. 

John (1) owned land in Old Windsor township, near Allentown, 
in 1802. He had at least one son, John (2). 

John (2), son of John (1), moved to Allentown in 1709, was an 
elder in the Presbyterian Church of that place, and was a dele- 
gate to the first Presbytery of New Brunswick, in 1738. It is be- 
lieved he had children : James, died young, in 1741 ; Robert (3); 
John (4), an elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Trenton, in 
1760 ; and Martha. 

Robert (3), son of John (2), lived and died, in 1774, on his in- 
herited estate, in Middlesex county. He was noted for his piety. 
He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Hammell, of Burlington, 
N. J., by whom he had children: John, died young; William, 
died a young man ; David, was a captain in the Revolutionary 
war, lived near Hamilton Square, where he was buried, having 
married Rachel Stille; Robert (5); and Elizabeth, married Mat- 
thias Mount. 

Captain Robert (5), son of Robert (3), born July 28th, 1758, 
although but 18 years old, was in the Revolutionary war; was 
with Washington in the battle of Trenton. "In the Histor- 
ical Society of Pennsylvania, there is a $50 continental note, 


which he received as part pay for his services in the army." He 
died January 26th, 1813, aged 55, having married Francina, 
daughter of John Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 4); she died 
July 18th, 1814. The remains of both rest under the northeast 
corner of the First Presbyterian Church, Trenton, as indicated by 
marble slab in the outside wall. Their children were : John, died 
in infancy ; Hannah, born September 3d, 1784 ; Mary, born Octo- 
ber 16th, 1786, died young ; Robert (6), born July 2d, 1788 ; Abi- 
gail C, born October 7th, 1790 ; Reeder (7), born February 21st, 
1792 ; Montgomery (8), born August 30th, 1796 ; Francina, born 
March 2d, 1799 ; David (9), born August 2d, 1801 ; Andrew 
Reeder (10), born December 27th, 1804. 

Hannah, daughter of Capt. Robert (5), married, first, William 
Conover, of Monmouth ; had one son, died in infancy. Second, 
Maj. Peter D. Cattell, by whom she left one son, Andrew C, a 
resident of Philadelphia, who married Eliza H., daughter of 
Charles Egner ; their children are* Henry S., Emma E., Edward 
E, Charles E., Andrew C, and Lillie. 

Robert (6), son of Robert (5), a justice and a much-esteemed 
merchant of Trenton, was a director of the Trenton Banking 
Company and of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank. He 
was the founder of Chambersburg, N. J. He died 1865, aged 77, 
having married Catharine, daughter of Abner Houghton and Mar- 
garet Van Dyke.* Their children were : Abner H., died in child- 

*Jans Vandyke (1), who, with his brothers, Nicholas and Hendrich-Thomas, emi- 
grated to this country in 1C52. They were the sons of Thomas Jans Vandyke, of 
Amsterdam. Jans had children : Thomas, Derrick, Charles, Peter, Achias, Hendrick, 
John (2), Antie, Angenetie and Marichie. 

John (2), son of Jans, who died 1765 (date of will), aged 59, married Anna Vankirke. 
She died 1764, having had children : Tuentie, born April, 1707, wife of Johannes Emans; 
Catrina, born April, 1708, wife of Girardus Beekman; Jan. (John) (3), born November, 
1709; Roe loft', born May, 1710; Mattys (Mathias) (4), bom August, 1714; Abraham, born 
October, 1716; Simon, born October, 1718; Isaac, born June, 1721 ; Jacob, born Novem- 
ber, 1723 ; and Anna, born June, 1728, wife of Albert Voorhees. 

John (3), son of John (2), married, first, Margaretta Barriclo, by whom he had Anna ; 
Charity; and John (5). By his second wife, called Garrite, in his will dated 1778, had 
Frederick; Abraham; Jacob; Roe 1 off; Ann; Jane; Tuntie; Elsie; Catrina; and Sarah. 

John (5), son of John (3), married Rebecca, daughter of Roel off Vandyke, son of John 
Vandyke, and had a daughter, Margaret, wife of Abner Houghton and mother of Catha- 
rine, wife of Judge Robert Chambers, of Trenton, and of Eliza, wife of Abram Beek- 
man, of Griggstown. 

Mattys (4), son of John (2), married January, 1740, and had children : John, born 
1752; Mathew (6), born 1753; Anne, born 1755, married Capt. Aaron, son of Richard 
Longstreet, near Princeton, whose daughter, Eleanor, married Maj. Cornelius Cruzer; 
Margaret, born 1758, married Maj. John Gulick, of Kingston; Tuentye, born 1759, mar- 
ried John Bayles,, of Kingston; Catrina, married Judge Frederick Cruzer; Sarah, mar- 
ried Col. William Scudder, of Princeton ; and Ellen, married Judge Berrien. 

Mathew (6), son of Mattys (4), married Lydia, daughter of Richard Longstreet, of 


hood ; Theodore Van Dyke, died 1867 ; Margaret Matilda, mar- 
ried Dr. Edwards Hall, a physician of New York city, a gradu- 
ate of Hamilton College and of the Medical College of Albany, a 
brother of Hon. Willis Hall, a lawyer, and formerly attorney- 
general of New York state, both sons of Rev. Nathaniel Hall, of 
Middle Granville, N. Y. ; they have two daughters, Charlotte 
Chambers and Sarah Frances ; Abner Reeder (11) ; and Robert 
and Mary Frances, both died in childhood. 

Abner R. (11), son of Robert (5), a trustee of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Trenton, and a director of the Trenton Banking 
Company, married Margaret Ann, daughter of John Waydell, of 
New. York city. Their children are : Catharine H. ; Robert ; Mar- 
garet W. ; Abner Reeder ; Sarah Frances ; Mary Elizabeth ; and 

Reeder (7), son of Robert (5), married Jemima, daughter 
of Asher Howel?, (see Howell family, No. 14.) Their children 
were : Asher, died young ; John H., married Josephine, daughter 
of George Sayen, resides in Philadelphia ; has daughters, Adele 
Josephine and Francis Georgiana ; Phebe Frances, married Fran- 
cis D. Way, of Philadelphia ; and Mary Anna. 

Abigail, daughter of Robert (5), married, first, Dr. John A. 
Hendry, a physieian of New York, by whom she had : Charles F., 
married Miss Kelly, whose children are Mary, Elizabeth, Julia, 
Edwin, and Paul ; Mary F., married Ashbel S. Thompson, a law- 
yer of New York city ; William W., married Sarah Overman ; 
Juliet A., married Dr. Isaac Munn ; has children : Mary, wife of 
Charles O. McCord, Sarah C, wife of John M. Hewitt, and Juliet 
L., wife of Edwin Clark ; John A., married Sarah Rulon, whose 
children are : Mary, William, Emma, Annie R., wife of William W. 
Cooper, Sarah, and Edwin ; Elizabeth K., died young ; Edwin A., 
married, first, Annie G. Dixon ; second, Sarah R. Burke, of Easton, 
Pa., whose children are : Frances, died young, and John B., a 
lawyer of Philadelphia ; Abbie A., died unmarried ; and Hannah 
E., married Isaac Benners, of Philadelphia; her children are : Abbie 
E., died young, Henry C, Edwin H., and William W. Her second 
husband was David Carver. She died November 30th, 1882, 
aged 92. 

Princeton, and by her had Mary, wife of Rev. James Carnahan, D. D., president of 
Princeton College, whose daughter, Hannah, became the wife of William K. McDonald, 
a lawyer of Newark, and Lydia, wife of Rev. Luther H. Vandoren; Elizabeth, born 
1782, married Rev. William Neil, D. D., president of Dickinson College; Dr. John, born 
1785; Isaac, born 1787; Lydia, born 1789, married John Nevius; Gertrude, born 1793, 
married Rev. Henry R. Rice; and William James, born 1795, married Margaret Nevius. 


Dr. Montgomery (8), son of Captain Robert (5), a physician of 
Philadelphia, married Eliza, daughter of Dr. William Duffield, 
whose children were : William D., died unmarried ; and Andrew 
Reeder, married Emma, daughter of Samuel Taitt, of Philadel- 

Francina, daughter of Capt. Robert (5), married Samuel W. 
Hollingshead, of New York, whose children were : Amanda, mar- 
ried Joseph Wiggins ; Sarah, married Amos Ayres ; she left chil- 
dren : Emma, wife of George Moore, Andrew C, lives in Phila- 
delphia, and Ella, wife of Howard W. Van Artsdalen; Henry, 
married in Missouri, now resides in Camden, N. J. ; has one child ; 
and Emma, married John Anistaki, a graduate of Yale College, a 
druggist of New York, afterward of Trenton, whose children are : 
Samuel, John S., and Frances, wife of William Schultz. 

Judge David (9), son of Capt. Robert (5), was a merchant of 
St. Louis ; was a member of the common council — an alderman ; 
was elected judge of the city courts, and of the courts of general 
sessions. He removed to San Francisco, and became one of its 
prominent bankers. The close of his life was spent at Burlington, 
N. J., where he died, November, 1880, aged 80, much esteemed 
for his Christian character and unblemished integrity. He mar- 
ried Catharine, daughter of Gen. Price, of Ringoes, N. J., and 
had children : Robert ; David ; William ; Mary ; Virginia ; all of 
whom died in childhood : Horace, married, and died in San Fran- 
cisco, in 1866, aged 34, leaving one son ; and Walter, educated at 
Burlington College and Harvard University, practiced law at the 
New York bar for several years, until he made his residence in 

Andrew R. (10), son of Capt Robert (5), born December 27th, 
1804, was appointed by Gov. Johnson as his aid-de-camp ; also 
served on the staff of Gen. Bennett, with the rank of colonel. 
He was a successful and wealthy merchant of Philadelphia, noted 
for his benefactions and unobtrusive charities. He died Decem- 
ber 3d, 1871, aged 66, having married Sarah Ann, only child of 
William Hyde. Their children are : Sarah Frances, died young ; 
and Charlotte H., married, first, Warner Draper, of Boston, whose 
only child is Sarah C. She married, second, Clarence Cowton, of 

John (4), son of John (2), lived in Trenton as early as 1734 ; 
was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church there, in 1760. 
He died 1778, aged 66 f having married Susannah, daughter of 


Henry and Hannah Carter, of Trenton, previous to 1748. She 
died August, 1799, aged 71. They are both buried on the west 
side of the yard of the Presbyterian church. Their children 
were : John and Robert, died young ; William, born May, 1749, 
fell a victim to small-pox, at Ticonderoga, in 1777 ; Henry (12), 
born October, 1753 ; and David. R., born September, 1759, were in 
the Revolutionary war, and, with their cousins, David and Robert, 
were participators in the battle of Trenton. They crossed the 
Delaware with Washington, and being familiar with the country, 
were placed in the front rank, and led the advance of the left 
wing down the Scotch road to Trenton ; and Susannah, born No- 
vember, 1761, married Alexander Calhoun ; resided in Trenton, 
and had children : Catharine, born 1784, wife of Daniel Baker, 
and Alexander, born 1778, died, aged 36. 

Capt. Henry (12), son of John (4), at the close of the war 
bought property at Springfield, near Mount Holly, N. J. ; still in 
the possession of his descendants. He died there, aged 69. He 
married Elizabeth Fox, and had children : Susannah, died in in- 
fancy ; Achsah, married John Irick, had one child ; William T., 
married, and had two daughters ; John (13); and Mary, married 
Joseph Deacon, had one son, Henry. 

John (13), son of Henry (12), a noble and upright man, died 
October, 1880, aged 82; is buried at Mount Holly. He mar- 
ried Eliza Haines, and had children : Henry ; and Bessey, died 
young ; Susan, married Samuel F. Peterson, and has children : 
John, died young, Eliza C, wife of Paul Lippencott, Mary, wife 
of James Willet, Achsah I., wife of William I. Tomlinson, Olivia 
Berrens, wife of Joseph L. Siner, Anne D., wife of Dr. Henry 
Shivers, Susan, died, aged 21, Laura F., wife of Benjamin A. 
Lippincott, Fannie, died in infancy, and Gertrude V.; Samuel H, 
married Mrs. Frances Kimble (Woodward) ; has one child, Charles ; 
Annie D., married Ridgway S. Deacon ; and George H., died, 
aged 34. 

Martha, daughter of John (2), married James Hamilton, a 
Scotchman, living in Princeton, by whom she had sons : David ; 
and James, who was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Princeton till his death, 1815. He married Sarah Anderson, by 
whom he had : Martha, married Rev. Enoch Burt, and had one 
daughter ; Mary, married Rev. Jared D. Fyler, D. D., whose chil- 
dren are James H., Louisa, and Jared Dudley, a physician of 
St. Louis; Rhoda, married Mr. Harrison; Sarah, married Rev. 



'Charles Fitch ; lives at New Albany, Ind. ; has two sons and one 
daughter ; Elizabeth, died unmarried ; Rebecca, married Rev. 
Jonathan Huntington ; David, died young ; and James, professor 
in the University at Nashville, Tenn. 

Ufi\2 Joftn O^amfiers Jamily. 

John Chambers (1) came ftom Antrim, North of Ireland, about 
the year 1730, and settled in Trenton, New Jersey, where he died, 
in 1747, aged 70, and is buried in the First Presbyterian church- 
yard. He built a mud house on the northeast corner of Second 
and Quarry streets, (now State and Willow.) He had* sons, 
David (2) ; and Alexander (3); and five daughters. One daughter 
married Mr. Bell, then Mr. Jackson ; one, Mr. Browning ; one, 
Mr. Kosehook ; another, Mr. Gaw. 

David (2), son of John (1), resided in Philadelphia. One of 
his daughters married a Mr. Claypoole, a descendant of Oliver 
Cromwell, and left descendants : Abraham ; David ; and Eliza- 
beth, who married, first, Mr. Copper, and afterward Mr. Matlack, 
and left a son, James Copper, who married Elizabeth, daughter 
of James Chambers, his second cousin. 

Alexander (3), son of John (1), was born in Ireland in 1716, 
and died in Trenton September 16th, 1798. He continued at the 
corner of State and Willow, carrying on the trade of turning, 
spinning-wheel, and chair-making. He was one of the first trus- 
tees of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, which office he 
held for forty -two years, and treasurer of the board for thirty 
years. He was an active, enterprising citizen, and a liberal sup- 
porter of the church, to which he left, by bequest, £30. He mar- 
ried Rose Crage, who was born at Belentopen, in the parish of 
Clownish, within the mile of Monaghan, Ireland, in 1720, and 
died November 23d, 1780, and is buried in the yard of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Trenton. Their children were : John (4) ; 
David (5); James, married a Miss Bay lis, and had a daughter, 
Elizabeth, who married James Copper ; Alexander (6) ; Rose, 
married Mr. Wright ; Margaret, married Mr. Snedeker ; Eliza- 
beth, died October 18th, 1770, aged 27 ; and Mary, died April 
13th, 1757, in infancy. 

John (4), son of Alexander (3), was born March 3d, 1741, and 


died in Trenton November 13th, 1813 ; his wife, Elizabeth Story, 
of Cranbury, born May 12th, 1749, and died June 3d, 1821. Their 
children were : Rose, born January 22d, 1776, married Septimus 
Evans, of Geneva, N. Y., where she resided, and died 1809, aged 
33, leaving one child, Hetty ; Hetty, born March 7th, 1780, died 
March 25th, 1809; John (7); and Alexander, born August 27th, 

John (7), son of John (4), born October 18th, 1782, and died 
in Trenton November 10th, 1834 ; was a member of the board of 
trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton for eleven 
years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Scudder, (see 
Scudder family, No. 20,) by whom he had children : John Story (8); 
and James Copper, died in infancy. 

John S. (8), son of John (7), was clerk of the board of trus- 
tees of the First Presbyterian Church for sixteen years and elder 
since 1866. He married Emma, daughter of Benjamin Fish, (see 
Fish Family, No. 7.) Their children are : John Story, graduated at 
the Rensselaer Polytechnic College, Troy, N. Y., a civil engineer ; 
William Moore, died, aged 22, August 23d, 1871 ; Benjamin Fish, 
a graduate of Princeton College, is a lawyer of Trenton ; and 
Thomas Stryker. 

Col. David (5), son of Alexander (3), who died 1842, aged 94, 
was appointed colonel of the Third Hunterdon Regiment in 1776, 
and the next year to the colonelcy of the Second Regiment, which 
he commanded till near the close of the war, and was in active 
service. He married Ruth, daughter of Daniel Clark, (see Clark 
family, No. 3.) She died 1813, aged 58, having had children : 
Daniel, died in childhood ; Alexander, died, aged 10 ; Phebe, died 
in infancy; Sarah, born August, 1778, married William Hyer; 
Rose, born 1780, married John Fisher, and had two daughters : 
Emeline, wife of George Baldwin, of New York, and Susan, 
wife of Beach Vanderpool, of Newark ; they have five children ; 
William, Beach, James, Eugene, and Wynant; Clark (9), born 
December, 1782 ; John, died in infancy ; Elizabeth, born Febru- 
ary, 1787, married Samuel Disbrow, of Cranbury, died 1835 ; had 
children : William, Angeline, Elizabeth, married Mr. Birchherd, 
Edward, and Horatio, married Miss Schenck ; Margaret, born 
August, 1789, married John Van Dyke, and died 1815 ; had a 
daughter, Sarah, wife of John Beekman ; David, married Samatta 
Slay back, and went to New Orleans ; Gilbert, died in infancy ; 
and Mary, born 1797, married John Lewis, of Cranbury, and had 


children : David C, married Rose Stonaker, Cicero, married, and 
resides in Oregon, Emeline, married Reuben Tuker. 

Clark (9), son of Col. David (5), married Mary, daughter of 
John Guild, (see Guild family, No. 3,) and had issue by her : 
Ruth, married William McKean, whose children are : Mary, wife 
of Charles Whitehead, Sarah, wife of Charles B. Cogill, Jennie, 
wife of John Murphy, William, lives in New York city, Hetty, 
wife of Thomas Glasebrook, of Indianapolis, and Clara, wife of 
Edward A. Phillips ; John, died unmarried ; Henrietta, married 
Aaron H. Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 26); Frances, 
married Capt. William Ashmore, whose children are : Henry, mar- 
ried Mary Rowley, William, married Alice Reese, Mary, wife of 
John I. Kinsey, of Easton, Pa., Jennie, and Fanny, wife of John 
J. Sager; Lydia, married Dr. Robert Stansbury; Mary Ann, 
married Alexander B. Green, (see Green family, No. 19); Annie, 
married Francis Lowthrop, whose children are : Mary, wife of 
Thomas Henderson, and Francis; Emeline, married Thomas 
Hallo way, of Philadelphia ;. David, not married ; Abigail and 
William, both died in childhood. 

Sarah, daughter of Col. David (5), married William Hyer, son 
of Col. Jacob Hyer, who commanded a regiment at the battles of 
Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth, in whose regiment her father, 
for a time, had command of a company. Mr. Hyer was a gradu- 
ate of Princeton College ; was admitted to the bar in 1789. He 
received his commission as adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of 
the Middlesex militia, 1794. He was elected clerk of the Supreme 
Court in 1807, which office he held for six years, when he was ap- 
pointed clerk of the Court of Chancery, by Gov. Pennington. He 
died in Philadelphia, 1840, aged 74. Their children were : Alex- 
ander C, married Ann Torrence, of Boone county, Ky. ; Rosetta, 
married George Malin, of Frankfort; Elizabeth, married Judge 
Peter Lott, son of Dr. Charles L6tt. Judge Lott was a graduate 
of Princeton and a lawyer. He settled in Illinois, and during 
the Mexican war, commanded a company of volunteers in the 
regiment of Col. Bissell, of that state, and with his company and 
regiment, supported Bragg's battery, in the battle of Buena Vista, 
in which he was wounded. 

Alexander (6), son of Alexander (3), was just old enough to 
enter the army under Washington, and was appointed one of the 
guides to the battle of Trenton. He was a prominent and enter- 
prising merchant, and carried on an extensive business for many 


years. He was the first to establish Bloomsbury as a port for 
sloops, and built a wharf and storehouse there. At the death 
of his father, was elected in his place, to the trusteeship of the 
church, in which office he continued for twenty-five years, till his 
death, in 1824. He manned, first, Miss Hunt ; second, Miss Eyre, 
by whom he had : Richard, who married Miss Bispham, and had 
a daughter, who married, and resided in Virginia ; had a large 
family ; John (10) ; Eliza, married Andrew De Armond ; Mary, 
married John Roberts ; and James, died unmarried. By his third 
wife, Margaret Mott, he had children : William B. (11); Anna M., 
married James Cowden ; Margaret, married Evan I. Way, of 
Philadelphia ; Sarah, died unmarried ; and Lydia, died in child- 

John (10), son of Alexander (6), married Ellen Rogers, and had 
children : Richard, who left a son, Henry ; Alexander, had sons, 
John and Frank, and a daughter, Mary ; Elizabeth, married Wil- 
liam Ayres, and had children : Ralston, John, Montgomery, 
Lewis, and Mary ; and Mary, married William Johns, and had a 
son, George. 

William B. (11), son of Alexander (6), married, first, Elizabeth 
George, and had a son, Amos George. By his second wife, Mar- 
garet A. Kuglar, had a son, William B., whose children are Wil- 
liam W. and Mary. 

Margaret, daughter of Alexander (3), born February 23d, 1746, 
and died May 9th, 1791, having married Garret Snedeker. Their 
children were : Alexander, born November 1st, 1775, married 
Lydia Perrine, and had two sons and seven daughters ; Abraham, 
born April 16th, 1778, married Miss Gulick, had two sons and 
two daughters; Rose, born July 13th, 1780, died May 15th, 1830, 
married John Davison, and had eight sons and three daughters ; 
and Isaac G., born October 2d, 1782, died February 22d, 1862, 
married Ann Salter, had children : Garret I., lives at South 
River, Margaret, wife of James Buckelew, of Jamesburg, and 
two others. 

Mi^e 0Ian5 Jctmily. 

Charles Clark (1), one of the first settlers of Ewing township, 
came from Long Island in company with John Burroughs, about 
the year 1700. They were then unmarried. Mr. Clark bought 
and lived, till his death, on the night of the battle of Trenton, 
December 26th, 1776, on the place near the church, now owned 
and occupied by Edward S. Macllvaine. He was in a room whose 
floor was covered with weary, worn, and sleeping soldiers. He 
was supposed to have been in the act of hanging his watch over 
the mantel, when he fell into the open fire and there burned to 
death. His condition was first discovered by his negro servant. 
Mr. Clark was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church from 
1757 to 1775, during all which time he was not absent from a 
meeting of the board. He left £20 to the church, for the support 
of the minister. He died, aged 88, having had by his wife, Abigail, 
who died November 12th, 1762, aged 77, children : Benjamin (2); 
Daniel (3); Abigail, married Daniel Howell, (see Howell family, 
No. 3.) 

Benjamin (2), son of Charles (1), succeeded his father in the 
trusteeship in 1777, and was also a magistrate, held in high esti- 
mation. He died November 25th, 1785, aged 54, having mar- 
ried Elizabeth Mershon, and by her had children : John (4), born 
1764; Benjamin (5); Abigail, married Theophilus Phillips, (see 
Phillips family, No. 10,) and at his death, John Brown, and died 
1844, aged 89 ; buried in the Lawrenceville church-yard ; Eliza- 
beth, married Capt. Reeves ; Sarah, married Daniel G. Howell, (see 
Howell family, No. 39); Anna, married Dr. Reeves, son of Capt. 

John (4), son of Benjamin (2), married Tabitha Liscomb. Their 
children were : John, married Mary M. Marshall ; Maria, married 
James Lacony ; Sarah, married John A. Insley. 

Benjamin (5), son of Benjamin (2), married Mary, daughter of 
Peter Howell, (see Howell family, No. 41); had children : Eliza- 


beth, married Joab Sexton ; moved to Genesee, N. Y. ; Sarab, 
married Absalom Erewson ; Rebecca Ann ; and Benjamin. Mr. 
Clark's widow moved to Genesee county, N. Y. 

Daniel (3), son of Charles (1), who was also a trustee of the 
church from 1766 to 1788, married Elizabeth Lott, and had chil- 
dren : Daniel (6); Samuel (7); Phebe, married Amos Hutchinson ; 
Mary; Abigail, married Solomon McNair; Elizabeth, married 
William Barber ; and Ruth, born February 14th, 1755, married 
Col. David Chambers, ( see Chambers family, No. 5. ) 

Daniel (6), son of Daniel (3), married Hannah, daughter of 
Jasper Smith, of Lawrence. Their children were : Charles, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Lyons, of Sunbury, Pa. ; Mary, married Joshua 
Anderson ; Elizabeth, married, in succession, Henry Runyon and 
Mr. Kingman ; Jemima, married Thomas Combs, of Freehold ; 
Enoch, married Mercy Green, of Easton, Pa. ; William, married 
Sarah Graham, in Philadelphia ; and Smith. 

Samuel (7), son of Daniel (3), who died 1819, aged 47, mar- 
ried, first, Sarah Cox, who died 1802, aged 32, leaving children : 
Daniel, married Miss Knowles; William, not married; Samuel, 
went to Buenos Ayres, S. A. ; John, died at Natchez, Miss. ; sec- 
ond, Phebe, daughter of John Howell, (see Howell family, No. 
38,) and their children were Sarah ; Letitia ; Elizabeth, married 
Thomas Clendenen, of Philadelphia. 

Mfte Ooleman Jamily. 

Timothy Coleman (1), by his second wife, Hannah Waters, had 
children: Timothy (2); John (3); and Sarah, married Elias 

Timothy (2), married Sarah Lemon, and had by her: Julia 
Ann, married Elias Hankins ; Jane, married Daniel Thorn ; 
Susan, married Mr. Berkendale ; Eliza, married William Smith ; 
Thomas, married, and lives West ; George and Charles, both mar- 
ried, and went West. 

John (3), son of Timothy (1), died August 30th, 1866, aged 87 ; 
married Mary Baremore, who died January 23d, 1879, aged 95. 
Their children are : James B. (4); Nathaniel (5); Sarah, married 
Charles Waters ; and Lewis (6). 

James B. (4), son of John (3), married Theodocia Hutchinson, 
aud had children : Mary, married Samuel Bennet ; Harriet, died, 
aged 5 ; Elizabeth, married Eandolph B. Totten ; John H., mar- 
ried Margaret Bennet ; Christiana ; and Sarah Jane. 

Nathaniel (5), son of John (3), married Jane, daughter of James 
Cummings Green, (see Green family, No. 50,) by whom he had : 
Phebe ; and Sarah, second wife of Elijah Webster Lanning, (see 
Lanning family, No. 19.) 

Lewis (6), son of John (3), married Hannah Baldwin, whose 
children are: Jane, wife of Welling Primmer; Moses; Mary 
Frances, wife of Joseph Sutphen; Nathaniel; Virginia, wife of 
Charles Case ; Charles, died in youth ; and Jedediah, married 
Lillie Case. 

Mfye OooJ gamily. 

Anthony (1), the head of this family, married Keziah Roberts, 
by whom he had children : Jonathan (2); Anthony (3); William, 
not married ; Wincy, not married ; Polly, married Nathaniel 
Reed; Eliza, married David Olden; and Jane, married James 

Jonathan (2), son of Anthony (1), married Mary, daughter of 
Richard Howell, and had by. her, children : Anthony (4) ; Henry (5 ) ; 
Richard, married Elizabeth Reed; John (6); Keziah, married 
James Furman ; and Elizabeth, married Samuel Green, (see Green 
family, No. 60.) 

Anthony (4), son of Jonathan (2), by his marriage with Sarah, 
daughter of James Grant, had children : William G. ( 7) ; Eliza- 
beth, married Emanuel Wright ; Mary, married William Reed ; 
Elias (8); James (9); Henry; Jonathan, married Julia Paxson, 
and had sons, Edward and Frederick ; and John, married Eliza- 
beth Dundas ; has children : Monroe, Ellsworth Lincoln, Mary, 
and Sarah. 

William G. (7), son of Anthony (4), who died June 19th, 1875, 
aged 69, married, first, Susan, daughter of Jacob Herbert ; sec- 
ond, Elizabeth, daughter of William Grant, and widow of Lieut. 
Westcott, of the United States Navy, by whom he had children : 
Edward G., a graduate of Princeton College and a lawyer of 
Trenton ; William G. ; Henry H. ; Hampton W. ; and Walter I. ; 
married, third, Mary E., daughter of Thomas S. Allison, ex-secre- 
tary of state of New Jersey and paymaster U. S. A. 

Elias (8), son of Anthony (4), married Anna Thompson, and had 
children : Henry, married Carrie Lalor ; Frank ; Annie ; Mary ; 
and William. 

James (9), son of Anthony (4), married Jane, daughter of Rich- 
ard Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 27,) by whom he had children : 
E. Rosseau, married Letitia Neeley, had one daughter, Minnie, 


died young ; and Mary, married "William H. Brace ; had children, 
Lillie and Lulu. 

Henry (5), son of Jonathan (2), who died 1835, aged 50 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Brown, who died 1853, aged 57, having had chil- 
dren : Theodore, married Elizabeth, daughter of William B. 
Grant ; Eleanor ; John ; Henry ; Charles ; Howell ; and Elizabeth, 
married Samuel Lamb. 

John (6), son of Jonathan (2), who died 1853, aged 63, married 
Marcia Roscoe, who died 1829, aged 36, leaving children : Mary 
Ann, married Charles B. Howell ; John, married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Enoch Burroughs ; Richard (10) ; Marcia, wife of George 
H. Tindall ; Wilson B., married Sarah Wearts ; William R., died 
unmarried ; and Sarah, died, aged 12. 

Richard (10), son of John (6), married Ellen C. Conover, and 
had children : Mary, married William Worrell ; William, died un- 
married ; Elizabeth ; Susan, married John Johnson ; Sally Ann, 
died young ; and George. 

Anthony (3), son of Anthony (1), married Sarah Kane, and 
had children : Charles (11); and Jane, married Henry Reed. 

Charles (11), son of Anthony (3), married Sarah, daughter of 
Noah Lanning, and had children : Theodocia ; Anthony, married 
Rebecca Primmer, and has children : Charles, Sarah, Milford, and 
Georgiana ; Rachel, married Joseph Hart ; Sarah Ann ; Louisa, 
died young ; and George S., married Cornelia, daughter of Charles 
Green, (see Green family, No. 39,) and has children : Alfred, died 
young, Charles, and Lillian. 

1H)\2 Occley family. 

The family of Cooley is of English origin. The name is borne 
by many very respectable families, and by families, also, of illus- 
trious rank. I may mention one as an illustration — that of the 
Duke of Wellington, whose family name is Cooley. Arthur Wel- 
lesley, Duke of Wellington, (say Clarke & Dunlap, in their His- 
tory of the Duke, pages 25, 26, and 27,) was the son of Garret, 
created Viscount Wellesley, son of Richard Cooley, who was the 
first that received the name of Wellesley, or Wesley, as heir to his 
first cousin, Garret Wellesley, who left him all his large estates, 
on condition of his taking his arms and name, which he did. 
This Richard Cooley was the grandson or great-grandson of Sir 
Richard Cooley, spelled sometimes Cowley, and Colley, of Rut- 
land county, the home, from time immemorial, of the Cooleys. 

At what period Benjamin Cooley (1), the earliest known Ameri- 
can ancestor of Dr. Eli F. Cooley, emigrated to this country, is 
not known. He was born 1620 '; was a resident of Springfield, 
Mass., which was settled in 1636, of which town he was one of the 
three selectmen, in 1646. He afterward moved across the river 
Connecticut to Longmeadow, of which he was one of the earliest 
settlers. He was one of the committee to lay out the town of 
Suffield, in 1670. He was a man of wealth, and left large landed 
estates in Springfield and Longmeadow, besides other property. 
He died 1684, six days before his wife, Sarah, by whom he had 
issue : Bethia, born January, 1644, married Henry Chapin ; Oba- 
diah (2), born 1647 ; Eliakim (3), born 1649 ; Daniel (4), born 
1651 ; Sarah, born 1654 ; Benjamin, born 1656 ; Mary, born 1659 ; 
and Joseph, born 1662, married and died, leaving children. The 
Cooleys of East and West Springfield, Longmeadow, and Hart- 
ford, are of this family. 

Obadiah (2), son of Benjamin (1), married Rebecca Williams, 
and had by her, children : Rebecca, born 1671 ; Mary, born 1675 ; 
Obadiah, born 1678 ; Anna, born 1681 ; Joseph (5;, born 1683 ; 
and two others. 


Joseph (5), son of Obadiah (2), married Margaret MacRanny, 
and by her had children : Aaron (6) ; Caleb, born 1722 ; and 
Margaret, born 1726. 

Aaron (6), son of Joseph (5), who died 1793, aged 77, married 
Kuth Mears, and had children : Kuth, born 1757, married Oliver 
King, of Wilbraham ; Margaret, born 1759, married William Han- 
cock, of Enfield ; Jerusha, born 1761, married Oliver Burt ; Lu- 
cinda, died in infancy ; Lucinda, born 1765, married Oliver Col- 
lens, of Springfield ; Tirza, born 1767, married Peter Terry, of 
Enfield ; Aaron (7), born 1770 ; Lois, born 1774 ; and Lewis, 
born 1776. 

Aaron (7), son of Aaron (6), who died 1807, aged 37, married 
Sarah, daughter of Daniel Boardman, of Dalton, and by her had 
Aaron Boardman, a merchant of Philadelphia. ^ 

Eliakim (3), son of Benjamin (1), married Hannah, daughter of 
Thomas Tibbals, whose children were: Eliakim, married Gris- 
wold, daughter of Mathew Beckwith ; Samuel ; Mercy ; and Han- 
nah, wife of Hezekiah Parsons, son of Benjamin Parsons, of Spring- 
field, Mass., formerly of Exeter, Devonshire, England. 

Daniel (4), son of Benjamin (1), married Eliza, daughter of the 
first Simeon Wolcott, of Windsor, and had children : Benjamin ; 
Daniel (8) ; Simeon (9) ; John ; Thomas ; William ; and Eliza- 
beth, married Mr. Field. 

Daniel (8), son of Daniel (4), born 1683, married and had a 
son : Daniel (10). 

Daniel (10), son of Daniel (8), born 1711, married Frances Mc- 
Kintree and had a son : William (11), born 1736. 

Deacon William (11), son of Daniel (10), married Sarah Mather 
a descendant of the Rev. Cotton Mather, and had children 
Sarah, born 1762 ; William, born 1763 ; Trifosa, born 1767 
Dorothy, born 1768 ; Abigail, born 1770 ; Timothy Mather (12) 
Alexander ; James (13), born 1780 ; and Abigail. 

Rev. Dr. Timothy M. (12), son of William (11), an eminent 
divine, of East Granville, Mass., who died 1859, aged 88, married 
Content Chapman, who died 1860, aged 84. Their children were : 
Timothy C, died 1852 ; Isaac Augustine, lives in Pittsfield, Mass. ; 
William B., of the same place ; Eliza Content, wife of J. B. Spel- 
man, a merchant of New York ; Phineas R., died 1835 ; Harriet, 
lives in Granville ; Susanna, died 1831 ; Samuel M., of Pittsfield ; 
Jane Ruth, lives in East Granville ; and Mary Ann, died 1838. 

James (13), son of William (11), who died 1851, aged 72, was a 


lawyer of distinction, resident in East Granville, and a member of 
the state senate, married Almira, daughter of Captain Israel Par- 
sons. Their children were : James P., died in childhood ; Mathew 
Martin, died in infancy ; Louisa Maria, died in childhood ; 
Timothy Mather (14) ; and James Parsons. 

Timothy M. (14), son of James (13), married Sarah I. Andrews, 
whose children were : Benjamin Franklin, rector of the church 
at Easthampton ; Ellen Louisa, wife of C. S. Snow ; Elizabeth 
M., died 1870 ; and Frederic Bradley, died in childhood. 

Simeon (9), son of Daniel (4), with his family, was one of the 
forty families that settled Sunderland, Mass. (then Swampfield.) 
He died 1746, aged 60, having married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Samuel Gunn, of Sunderland, who died 1744, having had : Eliza- 
beth, wife of Joshua Scott, died 1798, aged 87 ; Martha ; Miriam ; 
Simeon (15) ; Mary ; Emma ; Gideon ; Lucy, died in infancy ; 
Lucy, wife of Richard Montague.; and Freedom. 

Simeon (15), son of Simeon (9), who died 1805, aged 85, mar- 
ried Bethia Ashley, niece of the Rev. Joseph Ashley, minister of 
Sunderland, who died 1808, aged 75, having had children : Mar- 
tin (16) ; Gideon ; Mercy, married Col. Melser Hunt, and died 
1850, aged 90 ; Rinnah (17) ; Ruth, wife of Spencer Russell, 
moved to Chicago ; Sarah, wife of Stephen Clary ; Thirza ; and 
Israel, married Martha Morse and had children : Mary, Fanny, 
Martin, and George. 

Martin (16), son of Simeon (15), married, first, Irena Montague, 
and had by her : Lucy and Rufus ; second, the widow Rebecca 
Ctiilds, by whom he had Irena and Lemuel. 

Rinnah (17), son of Simeon (15), who died 1827, aged 69, mar- 
ried Lucy, daughter of Joseph Field, of Sunderland, (see Field 
family, No. 19.) Their children were : Eli Field (18) ; andPhila, 
married Amos Marsh and by him had children : Laura ; Almeda, 
died 1832 ; Eli Cooley ; Austin Lysander ; Francis Emerson, died 
1836 ; Lucy ; William ; and Edward Field. 

Rev. Eli Field (18), son of Rinnah (17), and Hannah, daughter 
of Col. William Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 110,) were mar- 
ried October 15th, 1807, by the Rev. Samuel Stanhope Smith, D. D. 
She died April 6th, 1817, aged 29, and is buried at Cherry Valley, 
N. Y., to whom the ladies of the Presbyterian church there erected 
a monument with the following inscription : " To the memory of 
one whom it were unpardonable to lay down in silence, and of 
whom it were difficult to speak with justice ; for her true charac- 


ter will look like flattery, and the least abatement of it is an in- 
jury to her memory." Their children were : A daughter, died 
in infancy ; William Scudder (19 ) ; Sarah Lucinda, third wife of 
Morgan Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 22) ; Catharine ; Han- 
nah Maria, born in Cherry Valley, N. Y., died October 12th, 1843, 
and is buried in the Ewing church-yard ; and Samuel Stanhope 
Smith (20). By his second wife, Catharine, daughter of Col. 
Thomas Henderson, M. D., of Freehold, who died 1854, is buried 
in Springfield, HI., he had children : Rachel Henderson, wife of 
Dr. Thomas Spencer Hening, of Steubenville, Ohio, whose chil- 
dren are : James Courtney, married Mary Moore, of Stillwater, 
Minn., Mary G., Jennie, Anna, and three died young ; and Mary 
Green, wife of Thomas H. Bergen, son of the Rev. John Ber- 
gen, D. D., of Springfield, 111., where they reside. His third 
wife was Amy, daughter of Pierson Reading, (see Reading family, 
No. 19.) 

William Scudder (19), son of Rev. Eli Field (18), born in Prince- 
ton, died February 7th, 1882, in the city of Philadelphia. He was 
for many years identified with the educational interests of that 
city, so widely and justly famed, not only for its public schools, 
but for its select and classical institutions of learning. He was a 
graduate of Princeton College and for a number of years was asso- 
ciated with the faculty of that institution. From there he went 
South and taught for several years in Virginia and North Carolina, 
then went to Philadelphia and established a select classical 
academy, and for thirty-five years remained at its head and suc- 
cessfully prepared hundreds of young men for entering college 
and business life. Professor Cooley was one of the oldest as well 
as ablest instructors in Philadelphia, and many of our prominent 
men in church and state now living, who came under his training 
and tuition in their early life, can bear testimony to the thorough- 
ness and efficiency with which he conducted his system of teaching. 
He was well known in literary circles and was highly esteemed for 
his mental endowments and cultured attainments. His disposi- 
tion was genial and social, and he possessed to a marked degree 
that faculty often found wanting in men of varied learning, of 
readily imparting his knowledge to those around him. His 
memory is enshrined in the hearts of those who knew him best as 
a thorough student, an honest man, and a Christian gentleman. 

Catharine, daughter of Rev. Eli Field (18), married, first, Col. 
Joseph Purdy, a lawyer of Doylestown, Pa., and chief clerk of 


the United States Sub-Treasury till the law was repealed, and by 
him had : Anna, wife of Robert Allen, of Springfield, HI., major 
of an Illinois regiment, in the Union army ; and Catharine, died in 
infancy. She married, second, Rev. Garish Barrett, of Springfield, 
N. Y., and died May 16th, 1859. He died August 3d, 1857, aged 
60. Both are buried in the Presbyterian church-yard of Spring- 
field, Otsego county, N. Y. Their children are : William Cooley, 
a graduate of Princeton College and the Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege of Philadelphia, married Anna, daughter of John Crist ; 
Charles Scudder, was a graduate of Princeton College, in which 
he gained the Metaphysical Fellowship, studied two winters in 
Edinburgh, Scotland, one in Berlin, and two years in the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Princeton, is settled at Baltimore, Md. ; and 
Sarah Lucinda, died in childhood. 

Stanhope S. (20), son of Rev. Eli F. (18), became a merchant 
of Trenton ; was deacon in the First Presbyterian Church there. 
He afterward removed to Ewing ; was an elder in the church of 
that place till his death, September 30th, 1875. He married in 
1841, Harriet, daughter of Isaac Welling, (see Welling family, 
No. 5.) Their children are: Emma, died August 31st, 1857, 
while a pupil at Dr. Charles C. Beatty's Seminary, Steubenville, 
Ohio ; Virginia, died in childhood ; Stanhope Field, died in in- 
fancy ; Hannah Louisa ; William Henry, married Emma, daughter 
of Forman Rose, (see' Rose family, No. 4); has children: Edith 
R. and Walter F. ; Alice Scudder, went, in 1877, as a missionary 
to Soo-Chow, China, and there married Rev. Alvin Parker, of 
Missouri ; Isaac Welling, a graduate of the Polytechnic College 
at . Philadelphia ; Spencer Hening, married Martha, daughter of 
Willard Perry, resides at Chippewa Falls, Wis. ; and Bessie W. 

The Rev. Eli Field Cooley, D. D., son of Rinnah and his wife, 
Lucy Field, was born in Sunderland, Mass., October, 15th, 1781, 
pursued his preparatory classical studies at the Academy of Hart- 
ford, Conn., entered the College of New Jersey, was graduated 
by that institution in 1806, and soon after graduation, was elected 
a tutor in it, which office he declined. As the Presbyterian Church 
had no established Theological Seminary at that time, he pursued 
his theological studies under the Rev. Dr. Samuel Stanhope Smith, 
president of the college. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, October 3d, 1809, and received a call from the 
First Presbyterian Church of Cherry Valley, Otsego county, N. Y., 
and was there ordained and installed by the Oneida Presbytery, 


Eev. Dr. James Carnahan, late president of Princeton College, 
then of Utica, preaching the ordination sermon. During the ten 
years of his pastorate, the additions to the church were large, 
especially the last yeai*, when, as the result of a revival, about one 
hundred were added to it. 

Although the relations between pastor and people had always 
been very pleasant, and the ever-prevailing affection had been 
greatly strengthened by the closing events of his pastorate, yet 
the severity of the climate proving too great for the delicate health 
of his second wife, he was constrained to separate from a congre- 
gation to whom he was bound by reciprocated attachments, which 
were not severed by the closing of his ministration, there, and to 
accept a call from the church of Middletown Point, now Mata- 
wan, N. J. Here he was installed June 2d, 1820, the Eev. Isaac 
V. Brown preaching the installation sermon. During his short 
pastorate there of three years, one period of serious attention to 
religion, largely increased the church membership. Though the 
congregation was very liberal for one so young and small, yet the 
salary which they could afford proved entirely inadequate to the 
necessities of a large and growing family. He was obliged again 
to retire reluctantly from his connection with his people, to whom 
he was bound by the harmony which had always existed, and by 
their multiplied marks of kindness and affection, which never 
ceased to be cherished in grateful remembrance. 

He next accepted an invitation to become their pastor, tendered 
by the First Church of Trenton, now Ewing. He removed thither 
on the 10th of April, 1823, and was installed on June 4th of the 
same year, and continued to minister to them till July 19th, 1857, 
when he preached his farewell sermon, the presbytery dissolving 
the pastorate at his own request, his congregation generously con- 
tinuing his salary six months longer. 

Finding his salary, soon after he came into the congregation, 
still insufficient, though managed with the utmost economy, to 
defray the ordinary expenses of a large family and the proper 
education of his children, he felt reluctantly constrained, as many 
other clergymen have been, to resort to some other means of in- 
creasing his income ; this was to cultivate a farm which he pur- 
chased some three or four years after his settlement in Ewing, and 
successfully managed. 

The long continuance of Dr. Cooley in his pastorate was not due 
to his having no calls to leave it. He had at least three from 



other congregations, with offers of a larger salary than he was re- 
ceiving, and three to accept agencies in the service of the church, 
with a salary in one case four times the amount of his congrega- 
tional one, which his friends pressed hinrwith great urgency to 
accept. But Dr. Cooley was a man of kindly feelings and strong 
attachments. He preferred, therefore, remaining with the con- 
gregation to which he was ministering to transferring his services 
to another field, but the crowning motive that induced him to de- 
cline the agencies was, that he had consecrated himself to the 
gospel ministry. He therefore felt it a solemn duty incumbent 
on him to preach the gospel so long as his health permitted, and 
a congregation desired his ministrations. 

No man took a more lively interest in all the Christian and 
benevolent operations of the day, or in any movement, the ten- 
dency of which was to advance the cause of religion or promote 
the general welfare of society. He was one of the first few who 
originated and met in Trenton to establish the New Jersey Histori- 
cal Society ; was one of the earliest and firmest supporters of Afri- 
can colonisation. He and the Rev. Andrew Oliver, of Springfield, 
and James Fen ni more Cooper, of Cooperstown, N. Y., were sent 
as delegates by the Otsego County Bible Society as delegates to 
the convention which met at New York, May 11th, 1816, and 
founded the American Bible Society, in whose behalf he ever after 
continued to interest and exert himself. Through his instru- 
mentality the legislature was induced to make the first appropria- 
tion for the support of the blind and of the deaf and dumb. He 
was an early and strenuous advocate of the temperance reforma- 
tion, and by adding to his precepts his example of entire absti- 
nence from intoxicating drinks, his persevering labors were emi- 
nently successful, and the present temperate generation of this 
region have reason to bless his memory for the good he accom- 
plished in this respect. 

The Rev. Mr. De Veuve remarks, in his funeral discourse : "To 
delineate correctly the character of any one, is by no means an 
easy task. We are here to-day to contemplate the character of 
one who has not lived in vain ; of one endowed with such a com- 
bination of qualities as rendered him a very useful man ; of one 
whose character was adorned with such graces as shed a steady 
light throughout his long career, a light which did not pale as he 
drew near the end of his race, but which rather increased in 
brilliancy, burning steadily on to the mouth of the tomb, and 


there going out without a flicker. While Dr. Cooley's whole 
character was one that should belong to a Christian minister, some 
traits were, as usual, more fully developed than others. If he 
had one Christian excellence to a higher degree than another, it 
was prudence, both in speech and in action. He was a man that 
suffered himself Jo pronounce very few judgments upon the 
character or conduct of others, and even those few were marked 
by unusual charity and discrimination. Through a long life, he 
was often obliged to shape his course between jarring interests, 
and occupy positions peculiarly trying to this virtue, yet every 
trial only gave stronger evidence of his unusual prudence. Dr. 
Cooley was a very persevewng man — a man not easily daunted by 
difficulties nor cast down by disappointments. The record of his 
early ministry, and the whole course of his private life reveal no 
ordinary development of this virtue. Combined with persever- 
ance was industry. Few hours of his long life were wasted in 
pleasure, or even passed in beneficial recreation. In the work of 
the ministry and the varied concerns which occupied his mind, 
his labors were* unremitting ; his days were so crowded with busi- 
ness, that only by entering his study before dawn, and encroach- 
ing upon the hours of sleep necessary to sustain his intellectual 
toil, was he able to keep up the routine of study and writing. 

" This reference to his multifarious duties leads to a notice of. 
the matters about which he was so busily employed. In addition 
to his qualifications for the ministry and pastorate, Dr. Cooley was 
endowed by his Creator with a very decided talent for business. 
He possessed also an unusual skill for building. From this fact, 
he was chosen by the trustees of the College of New Jersey, in the 
year 1833, and in subsequent years, as one of a committee of trus- 
tees to plan and superintend the construction of the East and West 
Colleges, and other edifices connected with the institution. So well 
did he execute this work — so promptly and efficiently, as well as 
economically — that when the State of New Jersey determined on 
the erection of a lunatic asylum, he was chosen by the legislature 
a member of the building committee. Without doing injustice to 
truth, it may be claimed that the burden of the work devolved 
upon him. Of the faithful manner in which his trust was dis- 
charged, the noble structure, reared with so much economy and 
judgment, on the banks of the Delaware, will bear the strongest 
testimony. As long as it stands, it will irrepressibly witness his 
wisdom and bis skill. At the time of his death, Dr. Cooley was 


engaged in preliminary arrangements in relation to the new theo- 
logical seminary at Princeton, of which he was also a trustee. In 
these various kbors, an opportunity was offered of bringing to a 
conspicuous light many other marked features of Dr. Cooley's 
character, especially his thorough integrity. Not only do I refer 
to the strict reckoning of all moneys passing through his hands, 
but more particularly to the watchfulness with which he saw to 
all matters, and the precision with which he insisted on a quid 
pro quo for every dollar expended. In the exercise of economy, 
he was admirable, and it would be no vain supposition to declare 
that the college treasury and the state treasury must have been 
saved many thousands of dollars by it, in the construction of 
these institutions. He was a man that carried the same nicety of 
precision into the care of moneys entrusted to him, that he did 
into his own private affairs — not that he was wanting in liberal- 
ity ; he was kind and generous to the full measure of his means. 
His life was not spent in accumulating ; his earnings were judi- 
ciously employed upon his family, and in a systematic support of 
various schemes of benevolence, and he died little the richer for 
his industry and ability. 

"Dr. Cooley's preaching was characterized by soundness and 
simplicity — he made no attempts at display, no show of learning, 
offered no conceit of philosophy, but the simple unadorned, and,, 
what is more rare in our day, the unadulterated gospel of our 
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. When delivering a written dis- 
course, his manner was quiet, but when speaking without notes, 
there was a solemnity, an earnestness, an unction in it and his. 
language which arrested fixed attention. Never have I listened 
to him with greater pleasure and profit than but three Sabbaths 
since (the last time he was permitted to enter God's earthly 
courts), when raising his imposing form to its full height, his 
voice swelled through the house in an earnest appeal to men to 
turn and live, pleading with them over the emblems of Christ's 
broken body and shed blood, to find peace in believing. During 
his long term of service in the ministry, he was blessed of God 
with many tokens of favor. At Cherry Valley, Middletown Point, 
and at Ewing, he was permitted to enjoy precious revivals, when 
large numbers were gathered into the church, so that he will not 
stand alone when his account is rendered to his Master, but, sur- 
rounded by a goodly number saved through his instrumentality, 
he can rejoicingly say, ' Here, Lord, am I, and the souls thou hast 


given me.' In the private relations of life, Dr. Cooley was noted 
for an even-tempered consistency — never extreme in his opinions, 
conservative without being narrow, moderate but firm, of decided 
views, but not obtrusive, and possessed of a degree of humility 
not often seen. Few men could have displayed the prudence 
which he has since his relinquishment of the pastorate. Retiring 
to his farm, in the midst of the congregation, he has been the 
unobtrusive observer of events, ever ready to assist his successor, 
and treating him with a fatherly regard ; he has proved the wise 
counsellor, the faithful friend, the consistent Christian. The clos- 
ing years of his life were singularly pleasant and peaceful. He 
has ripened for Heaven, and ' Has come to his grave, in a full age, 
like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.' It may be said of 
him, as was said of his life-long friend, Dr. Carnahan, for thirty- 
one years the esteemed president of the College of New Jersey, 
we have in him an example of a ' well-rounded, finished life ;' 
nothing was left but to die and enter upon his reward." 

He died April 22d, 1860, and is buried in the Ewing church- 

It is not inappropriate to add to this record of Dr. Cooley the 
mention, in brief, of his successors to the pastorate of the Ewing 
Church. His immediate successor was the Rev. Prentiss De 
Veuve, who was installed October 15th, 1857, and after seven 
years of acceptable labor among this people, he received a call 
from the Second Church of Germantown, Pa. The Rev. David J. 
Atwater, son of Dr. Lyman H. At water, was called November 25th, 
1864, and remained till 1871. During his ministry, the old brick 
church was replaced by a new stone edifice, which was dedicated 
November 20th, 1867. The Rev. George L. Smith succeeded Mr. 
Atwater in 1871, and he resigned in 1879, to accept a call to the 
First Church of Cedarville, N. J. The present pastor of this old 
congregation is the Rev. Dr. Samuel T. Lowrie, son of Judge 
Walter H. Lowrie, of Pennsylvania. He was formerly connected 
with the Western Theological Seminary of Alleghany, Pa., was 
installed April 22d, 1879. His interest not only in the present, 
but in the past, of his people, has been a great incentive to the 
improving and beautifying of the old graveyard that surrounds 
the church, where many whose names are recorded in this book 
have been buried. 

Mfte ttean family. 

John Dean (1) came to Ewing township early in the eighteenth 
century, and purchased the place on the Delaware next above 
Gen. Thomas Cadwalader's, which still remains in the possession 
of his descendants. He died 1760, leaving children : Stephen (2); 
John ; Jacob, who settled in Pennsylvania, and had a son, Jesse, 
whose daughter, Mary,' became the wife of Stephen Dean (4); 
Martha, married Benjamin Green, (see Green family, No. 5,) and 
died 1768, aged 57 ; Elizabeth, married Mr. Lane ; Hannah, mar- 
ried Mr. James ; one of them moved to Virginia, the other to 
Pennsylvania ; Mary, died 1736, aged 27. 

Stephen (2), son of John (1), whose will, recorded in 1791, is 
probably the year of his death, married Anna, daughter of Joseph 
Eeed. Their children were : John (3); Mary, married John Hart, 
(see Hart family, No. 11); Phebe, married Benjamin Hendrick- 
son — was his third wife, (see Hendrickson family, No 4.) 

John (3), son of Stephen (2), died September 1st, 1831, aged 
76 ; married Mary, daughter of Richard Hart, (see Hart family, 
No. 4.) She died October 26th, 1826, having had children : 
Hulda, died 1848, aged 70 ; Sarah, died 1848, aged 72 ; and Ste- 
phen (4.) 

Stephen (4), son of John (3), married Mary, daughter of Jesse 
Dean, of Pennsylvania. She died January 10th, 1829, aged 31, 
having had children : Elizabeth, wife of Samuel B. Cook, son of 
Daniel Cook, whose children are : Priscilla, wife of John Ste- 
phens, of Phillipsburg, Emily, wife of Grenville B. Little, of Free- 
hold, Adeline, Lewis D., Mary K., Edward, and Milcelet ; Lydia, 
wife of Joseph Campbell, of Pennsylvania ; her children are : 
Thomas Ross, George Henry, and Stephen D. ; and George, mar- 
ried Sarah Ann, daughter of Amos Reeder, (see Reeder family, 
No. 8) ; their children are : Albert Augustus, George Edgar, Eva, 
and Cora. 

ffifye Dickinson family. 

Samuel Dickinson (1), ancestor of that family in Trenton, was 
a resident of Maryland and Chief Justice of Kent county, Mary- 
land. By his marriage with Mary, daughter of John Cadwalader, 
(see Cadwalader family, No. 1,) he had children : Henry ; John (2); 
and Philemon (3). 

• John Dickinson (2), son of Samuel (1), bred to the bar by a 
course of study both in Philadelphia and at the Temple, London, 
early and actively engaged in public life. We find him, |is early 
as 1764, a member of the assembly of Pennsylvania, in the de- 
bates of which he exhibited that solidity of reasoning, and elo- 
quence of manner for which he was afterwards so eminent. 
During its sessions, Dr. Franklin introduced a petition, drawn up 
by himself, begging the king to take the control of affairs, on 
account of the weakness of the proprietary government. This, 
as endangering their liberties, Mr. Dickinson, already distin- 
guished for his learning, talents, and success, opposed, with all 
the force and weight of argument and eloquence that character- 
ized his speeches, but in vain ; he found himself in a small minor- 
ity, and the land of Penn became a royal province, and so con- 
tinued until, by the strength of her own right and that of her 
sisters, she had thrown off the oppressive dominion to which she 
had consigned herself. The next year, 1765, Mr. Dickinson was 
sent as one of the four delegates of Pennsylvania, to the congress 
of delegates from all the provinces, held in New York, to devise 
measures in opposition to the stamp act. No man, perhaps, then 
nor afterwards, did more, by his speeches, and especially with his 
pen, to arouse and sustain the spirit of resistance of that day to 
the arbitrary and oppressive measures of England, than did Mr- 
Dickinson. The promptitude and unanimity that prevailed in 
the assembly of Pennsylvania, and the union of the colonies gen- 
erally, in protesting against the wrong of taxation without repre- 
sentation, have been, with great justice, ascribed to the judicious 


and eloquent essays of Mr. Dickinson, sent forth to the world as 
" Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the 
British Colonies." These papers, in which the rights of the colo- 
nies were maintained with great clearness and vigor ©f reasoning, 
contributed greatly to arouse a spirit of opposition to the unwise 
and unreasonable pretensions of Great Britain. They were re- 
published in every colony, and the people of Boston, in town 
meeting assembled, voted a letter of thanks to their " patriotic, 
enlightened, and noble-spirited author." His various tracts and 
essays, and the important papers and addresses, which came from 
his pen between the stamp act congress of 1765 and the close of 
the first continental congress of 1774, gave him a wide and just 
fame. These letters Dr. Franklin caused to be published in 
England, calling the attention of the people of Great Britain to 
them, and requesting any to answer them satisfactorily, if they 
could be so answered. 

A company of the most distinguished gentlemen of Philadel- 
phia, known as the " Schuylkill Colony," expressed the high esti- 
mation in which they held his writings and services in promoting 
the welfare of his country, by electing him a member of their 
society, for his " patriotic productions in behalf of the rights, and 
liberties, and privileges of the present, as well as of the rising 
and future generations in America, and for good service done by 
him to the British plantations in America (1768)." 

A man of dauntless courage and inflexible determination, no 
personal consideration ever deterred him from accepting the post 
of danger conferred on him by his fellow-citizens. We find him 
often, therefore, presiding at those immense gatherings held in 
Philadelphia, to resist royal usurpations, a position which exposed 
its occupant to the no small peril of prison or the halter. 

The assembly of Pennsylvania, influenced by instructions drafted 
by Mr. Dickinson, as chairman of a committee of fifty, composed 
of men most distinguished for wealth, morals, and intelligence, 
requesting them to appoint delegates to attend a congress of 
deputies from all the colonies, to effect one general plan for ob- 
taining redress of grievances, unanimously approved of holding 
such a congress, to which they sent Mr. Dickinson as one of the 
seven to represent Pennsylvania. This congress, of which Peyton 
Bandolph was president, met in 1774, at Philadelphia, and adopted 
a petition to the king, the " elegant composition " of Mr. Dickin- 
son, and closed its short but important session of eight weeks 


after haying called another, to meet the next year, in the sam 
place. At this, the congress of 1775, Mr. Dickinson, Dr. Franklin 
and five others were present as representatives of Pennsylvania. 
A declaration, of which Mr. Dickinson was the author, embracing 
the principles contained in the instructions of the Pennsylvania 
convention, and setting forth the causes and necessity of then 
taking up arms, and which was directed to be published by Gen- 
eral Washington, on his arrival at the camp, in 1775, was adopted 
by it, and also a second petition to the king, the product of Mr. 
Dickinson's pen. It was those documents, principally, that the 
Earl of Chatham, on the floor of parliament, pronounced, "for 
solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, 
to be unsurpassed." 

To the eventful congress of 1776, which sat, also, at Philadel- 
phia, Mr. Dickinson, with Dr. Franklin, Eobert Morris and four 
others, was again delegated. During its early sessions, Kichard 
Henry Lee, of Virginia, introduced his celebrated resolution : 

" Besolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought 
to be, free and independent states ; and that all political connec- 
tion between them and the states of Great Britain is and ought 
to be totally dissolved." 

This resolution, the delegates of Pennsylvania were instructed 
hy the assembly not to vote for, and though these instructions 
were afterwards reversed, yet not so easily were the convictions 
of all the delegates. Many of the members of that congress, and 
some, too, of the warmest and most eminent patriots of the day, 
treasuring in their memories the lessons of the past, dreading the 
ruin, the desolation, and the immeasurable calamities that civil 
war ever draws in its train, fearing, too, that the very liberties 
which they were attempting to establish might, if rashly haz- 
arded, be wrecked in the ruins of their country, hesitated to make 
the fearful adventure, regarding, too, as they did, immediate 
action as premature, believing that, as England had already re- 
ceded from some of her most offensive and arrogant pretensions, 
that she would ultimately abandon them all, were reluctant to 
engage in acts of open hostility to the mother country, while a 
milder course seemed possible, and that thus the freedom and 
prosperity of their country might be preserved, without imperiling 
their all. One of those who thus hesitated was Eobert Morris, 
afterwards financially the right arm of the confederacy. "And 
when we mention as one," says Sanderson, " that great and good 


man, John Dickinson, we give sufficient proof that the cause of 
these sentiments was no unmanly fear." 

Although Mr. Dickinson was one of the most able of the oppos- 
ers of the declaration, as being impolitic at that time, yet, after 
the vote in its favor was passed, no man was a more active and 
efficient promoter of the cause, or more fearless and animated in 
pressing it to a prosperous termination. " There was no actor in 
the Ke volution," says Judge, " whose life and character 
were more direct and transparent, nor any man in our public 
council whose integrity, courage and devotion were more unques- 
tionable and less questioned than those of John Dickinson." The 
rules for the guidance of his political life, which, after the passage 
of the resolutions, he affirmed on the floor of congress, are worthy 
of lasting remembrance and imitation. " Two rules," said he, " I 
have laid down for myself, in this contest, to which I have con- 
stantly adhered, and still design to adhere — first, on all occasions 
where I am called upon as a trustee for my countrymen, to delib- 
erate on questions important to their happiness, disdaining all 
personal advantages to be derived from a suppression of my 
real sentiments, and defying all dangers to be risked by a declara- 
tion of them, openly to avow them ; secondly, after thus discharg- 
ing this duty, whenever the public resolutions are taken, to regard 
them, though opposite to my own opinions, as sacred, because 
they lead to public measures in which the common weal must be 
interested, and to join in supporting them as earnestly as if my 
voice had been given for them." These honorable sentiments, his 
whole career in public life fully illustrated. But Mr. Dickinson's 
exertions were not confined to civil duties exclusively ; they were 
devoted to military matters as well, in which he engaged with 
great ardor. Early in 1775, Philadelphia began to set her house 
in order, and prepare for possible contingencies. She raised six 
battalions of associates, or volunteers, Pennsylvania troops in the 
service of the United Colonies, of the first of which, Mr. Dickinson 
was appointed colonel, and he, with Col. Cadwalader, was directed 
by the committee of safety, of which he and Dr. Franklin were 
members, to inspect the ordnance and military stores, and put 
them in order. He was also an active adviser in constructing the 
military defences of the city, and in 1776, he was ordered by 
congress to march with his battalion to New York, to aid in 
defence of the city, should it be attacked. So that, although he 
was opposed to the declaration, as being too early, yet he could 


boast of being the first member of congress to take up arms and 
march at the head of his forces to meet the enemy. In 1777, he 
was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general. In 1779, the 
assembly of delegates unanimously chose him to represent her in 
congress, and in 1781, elected him her president. In 1782, he 
was chosen as a member of council of Pennsylvania, and the same 
year, was elevated to the presidency of the provincial common- 
wealth, to which office he was unanimously re-elected in 1783, 
and for a third term in 1784, and was succeeded in the office by 
Dr. Franklin. When, during his administration, in an address to 
the Chief Justice and judges of the counties, he holds forth his 
views of his own and their responsibility in promoting the good 
condition and moral prosperity of the people over whom they are 
called to preside, we cannot withhold our admiration of his sen- 
timents, and the earnestness with which he would impress on the 
judges the importance of their using their influence in enforcing 
on the people those measures and observances which tended to 
promote their happiness and general welfare. " Regarding," says 
he, "the offices we hold as merely bestowed for the purpose of 
enabling us to contribute to the happiness of the people, and per- 
suaded that you view those held by you in the same light, we do 
not doubt but that you will cheerfully afford your aid in carrying 
into execution any measure that has a tendency to promote so 
desirable an end. You, gentlemen, well know how vain are laws 
without manners. These cannot be expected unless the strictest 
attention be paid to the instruction of youth, and the inculcation 
of a true love and fear of the Supreme Being. In republics, 
where the people themselves govern, virtue is essential to their 
prosperity. It is our wish that you would be pleased strongly to 
recommend in the several counties the establishment of schools, 
attention at places of public worship, provisions for ministers of 
the gospel, and observance of the Sabbath." He was chosen 
president of the convention held 1787, at Annapolis, to take into 
consideration matters relating to the trade of the United Colonies. 
He participated, also, as a delegate from Pennsylvania, in the 
deliberations of the convention held at Philadelphia in 1788, pre- 
sided over by Washington, to frame the federal constitution, and 
with his usual ability, advocated with his pen its reception by all 
the states. During the later years of his life, he resided at Wil- 
mington, Del., of which state he was chosen governor, and was, 
in 1792, a member of the convention which framed the constitu- 


tion of that state. Id 1769, the trustees of Princeton College 
expressed their estimate of his exalted literary abilities and his 
eminent legal knowledge, by conferring on him the then rare 
honor of doctor of laws. 

Mr. Dickinson was ever the warm advocate and supporter of 
the cause of education and friend of literary institutions. Of this 
he gave evidence by founding and liberally endowing Dickinson 
College, at Carlisle, Pa., which perpetuates his name. He also pre- 
sented to Princeton College £100, the interest of which was to be 
given as often as the trustees saw tit, to the student who should 
compose the best dissertation on one of the following subjects : 
"A zeal for religion, clear of bigotry and enthusiasm." 
"A liberality of sentiment, unstained by licentiousness" 
"A purity of manners, free from censorial austerity." 
"What are the most proper measures to be adopted by govern- 
ment for promoting and establishing habits of piety among a 

" No one or more of the United States can ever derive so much 
happiness from a dissolution of the Union as from its continu- 


(This last was competed for in 1788. History of College of 
New Jersey, by Dr. M'Lean, vol. L, page 334.) 

After his withdrawal, through the pressure of declining years, 
from the active scenes of public life, he spent his retirement in 
devotion to his books and favorite literary pursuits, and in the 
enjoyments of society, of which, through his varied knowledge 
and cultivated taste, his elegance of manners, and kindness of 
heart, he was at once both the delight and ornament. He closed 
his useful career February 14th, 1808, aged 76, having married, 
first, Mary, daughter of the second Isaac Norris, speaker of the 
house of assembly of Pennsylvania ; second, Sarah, daughter of 
James Logan. Their children were : Sarah, died 1855, aged 84 ; 
three died young ; Maria, married Aibanus Logan, son of Dr. 
George Logan, of Philadelphia. 

Philemon Dickinson (3), son of Judge Samuel (1), was born April, 
1739, at Crosia, Talbot county, Md., and educated at Philadelphia. 
He afterwards made Trenton, N. J., his residence, and was placed 
in command of the military forces of that state. He was a man of 
a spirit as undaunted in the field as his brother was in the cabi- 
net. Of his daring courage in the face of danger, he gave many 
signal proofs, during the war of the Revolution. He took part in 


the flank movement at Trenton, January 2d, 1777, followed by the 
victory at Princeton ; and when, after that, the American army 
took up its winter quarters at Morristown, Gen. Dickinson was 
placed in command of the advanced post, on the west bank of 
the Millstone, while the British army lay at New Brunswick. It 
was here that an action took place, small in the numbers engaged, 
but important in its effects, and which fully illustrated his charac- 
teristic boldness and bravery. On the opposite bank was a mill 
filled with flour and grain for the American army. This was too 
tempting a prize for the British to resist. For the purpose of 
capturing it and plundering the surrounding region, they sent out 
a large foraging party, under cover of a battalion of four hun- 
dred regulars, supported by three field-pieces. Gen. Dickinson 
promptly determined to repel them. With a body of militia, not 
quite equal in number, he forded the river — the water was mid- 
dle deep — and with the bayonet, charged them so vigorously and 
with such impetuosity, that they broke and fled, leaving behind 
them provisions, wagons, horses, arms — everything but them- 
selves, and nine were so unfortunate as even to do that, and 
became prisoners. This successful result, accomplished by raw 
soldiers over regulars, and that, too, by the bayonet alone, the 
boasted weapon of the English, had a very inspiriting effect on 
the army, and seems to have afforded especial pleasure to the 
commander-in-chief, as may be seen by the following communi- 
cation of Gen. Washington to congress : 

Headquarters, Jan. 22d, 1777. 
To the President of Congress : 

Sir — I have the pleasure to inform you that Gen. Dickinson, with about 
four hundred militia, has defeated a foraging party of the enemy, of an equal 
number, and has taken forty wagons and upwards of a hundred horses, most 
of them of the English draft breed, and a number of sheep and cattle, which 
they have collected. Dickinson's behavior reflects the highest honor on him, 
for his troops were all raw. He led them through the river, middle deep, 
and gave the enemy so severe a charge that, although supported by three field- 
pieces, they gave way, and retreated with so much precipitancy that Gen. Dick- 
inson had an opportunity of making only nine prisoners. 

When, in the next campaign, Gen. Washington, after crossing 
the Delaware, had determined, contrary to the advice of his offi- 
cers, except Wayne, Greene, La Fayette, and Cadwalader, to give 
battle to Gen. Clinton, retreating across the Jerseys, he assigned 
to Gen. Dickinson the duty, with others, of harassing him and 


delaying his march until he could come up with him. Gen. Clin- 
ton, with the gallant Morgan hanging on his right flank. Gen. 
Maxwell, commanding the Jersey continental troops, on his left, 
Gen. Scott in his rear, and Gen. Dickinson in his front, "who," 
says a historian, "destroyed the bridges and opposed his progress 
with remarkable energy," was so retarded by these incessant and 
spirited assaults, that he was able to advance no further than 
Monmouth Court House, before Gen. Washington had reached 
within striking distance. On the night before the battle, Gen. 
Dickinson, with the New Jersey militia, was stationed in the rear 
of the enemy, and in close proximity, to give notice of his earliest 
movement. When the corps of observation, composed of seven 
hundred men, under Col. Grayson, had come up with the enemy, 
they found him already engaged with Gen. Dickinson's force, 
who had attacked with his usual spirit, but who was obliged 
to retire before overpowering numbers. This was the opening 
skirmish of the day, and, had it been followed up by the advance 
of Lee, as ordered by Washington, instead of a retreat, the result 
would, in all probability, have been more disastrous, if not fatal 
to the British arms, instead of his mere escape and only a partial 
victory to the American cause. 

Gen. Dickinson was greatly distinguished for his zeal and devo- 
tion in the cause of his country, for the eminent ability which he 
brought to her aid, and for the important services he rendered 
her, not only in his military capacity, but in his civil as well. In 
the early congress, he was a delegate from Delaware, and repre- 
sented the State of New Jersey in the senate of the United States, 
in 1790, for four years. Though not a member of congress, he 
was one of the three commissioners — Robert Morris and Gen. 
Schuyler being the other two — appointed by congress to locate 
the federal capital near Trenton. At the close of the war, he 
retired to his estate on the bank of the Delaware, above the falls, 
near Trenton, where, in February, 1809, at the age of 70, he 
ended a life crowned with honor, a large part of which had been 
employed in defending and establishing the liberties of his coun- 
try and promoting her welfare. 

He married, first, Mary, and afterward Rebecca, daughters of 
Dr. Thomas Cadwalader, (see Cadwalader family, No. 2,) who 
died August 5th, 1791, having had children : Mary, who married 
George Fox, and had two children ; and Samuel (4), born April 
4th, 1770. 


Samuel (4), son of Philemon (3), died November 4th, 1837, 
aged 67, having married Anne, daughter of Samuel Meredith, 
first treasurer of the United States ; had children : Mary, married 
William C. McCall ; had a son, William C. ; John (5); Philemon (6); 
and Samuel, died July 18th, 1852, aged 46, who was educated at 
Mount Airy Military School, under Col. Rauinfourt ; was captain 
in the United States Army during the Mexican war, and died in 
Trenton, not long after his return to his family ; he married Mar- 
tha, daughter of William Gibson, a Scotch merchant of New York ; 
had children : Anna, Henry and Charles, died in infancy, Mary, 
married John Graham, William, died young, and Wharton, mar- 
ried Emily Hughes, daughter of Lieut. Edward Albert Bosson. 

John (5), son of Samuel (4), married, first, Elizabeth Barlow, 
and by her had Margaret McCall, who married Samuel Meredith, 
son of Thomas ; and John, married Anne Herbert, and had chil- 
dren : Henry and Laura V. His second wife was Ury Drake, by 
whom he had : Lambert C, married Elmira, daughter of William 
Hankinson ; Samuel, a druggist of Trenton, married Anna Skill- 
man ; Edith, married Samuel E. D. Hankinson ; Anne, married 
George Shew. 

Philemon (6), son of Samuel (4), was graduated by the College 
of New Jersey in 1822 ; was, for more than forty years, until his 
resignation, 1881, president of the Trenton Banking Company, and 
prominent in the various interests of the city. His children, by 
his wife, Margaret C, daughter of Charles Gobert and Charlotte T. 
Ogden, his wife, are : Philemon, died unmarried ; Emily, married 
Richard F. Stevens, son of James A. ; Samuel Meredith, a law- 
yer of Trenton, and purser in the United States Navy during the 
Civil war, married Garetta Moore, of Newtown, L. I. ; Mary M. ; 
George F., married Janie Parrott, niece of Robert Parrott, the 
distinguished inventor of the gun known by his name ; and Char- 
lotte, married Garret D. W. Vroom, a lawyer of Trenton and son 
of ex-Gov. Vroom. 

Mfye ^wing gamily. 

Findley Ewing (1), a Scotch Presbyterian, and his wife, Jane, 
left Scotland in the days of persecution, and settled in London- 
derry; there, for his bravery at the battle of the Boyne, King 
William presented him with a sword. Their son, Thomas (2), 
born in Londonderry, Ireland, owing to troubles in that country, 
came to America, in 1718, and settled in Greenwich, Cumberland 
county, N. J., and there married Mary Paget, of English descent, 
and had ten children. The youngest, James (3), came first to 
Trenton as a representative of Cumberland county in the Legis- 
lature, in 1774, and made it his residence in 1779. He was for 
years auditor of public accounts, and commissioner of loans 
under the government. He was mayor of Trenton from 1797 to 
1803. He was both trustee and elder of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Trenton. He died October 23d, 1823. His wife was 
Martha Boyd, by whom he had one son, Charles (4), born June 
8th, 1780. 

Charles (4), son of James (3), was a student at the Trenton 
Academy, and graduated at Princeton College with the highest 
honors of the class of 1798, was admitted to the bar in 1802, and 
was appointed Chief Justice of New Jersey in 1824, and was among 
the greatest ornaments of the New Jersey bar. Ewing township 
was given its name in honor of him. He married Eleanor Graeme, 
eldest child of Rev. James F. Armstrong, who was, for thirty years, 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, and for some 
time preached in the Ewing Church. Their children were : James ; 
Francis A. (5); Emily Augusta, first wife of Henry W. Green; 
Susan Mary, second wife of Henry W. Green, (see Green family, 
No. 32) ; Charles ; and Eleanor Grseme, wife of Caleb S. Green, 
(see Green family, No. 33.) 

Dr. Francis A. (5), son of Chief Justice Charles (4), was a gradu- 
ate of Princeton College and of the medical department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, and practiced his profession in Trenton. 


He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton. He 

married Adeline Nottingham, and had children : Louisa ; Eleanor 

Graeme ; Frances A. ; Charles ; Bessie ; Mary A. ; Eobert L. ; and 

Emily Maud. 


ffl^E gielfl gamily. 

Zechariah Field (1,) the paternal ancestor of the Eev. Eli Field 
Cooley, came, about 1630 or 1632, probably from Hadleigh, Suffolk 
county, England, first to Boston. As early as 1639, he removed, 
in company with the Rev. Mr. Hooker and others, to Hartford, in 
which, and its vicinity, he owned large tracts of land. He re- 
moved to Northampton in 1659. Two years afterwards, he was 
appointed, with five others, to lay out a tract of land on the west 
side of Connecticut river, for house-lots, in that part of Hadley 
which is now Hatfield. He received a grant of land in the new 
township, where he resided till his decease, in 1665, aged 65, leav- 
ing a wife, Mary, by whom he had children : Mary, married Joshua 
Carter, who removed to Deerfield, and, with all Capt. Lathrop's 
command, was killed in the unfortunate Indian battle of Bloody 
Brook; Zechariah (2) ; John (3); Samuel (4); and Joseph (5); all 
born between 1643 and 1658. 

Zechariah (2), son of Zechariah (1), killed at Deerfield, married 
Sarah, daughter of John Webb, an early settler of Northampton ; 
had children : Zechariah, born September 12th, 1669, died young ; 
Ebenezer (6), born October 31st, 1671 ; and John, died young.* 

Ebenezer (6), son of Zechariah (2), removed to Guilford, Conn., 
married Mary Dudley, and died 1713, aged 42, having had chil- 
dren : David (7) ; Mary ; Samuel ; Ebenezer ; Joareb ; Ann ; and 

David (7), son of Ebenezer (6), by his first wife, Mary Bishop, 
had Sarah ; Benjamin ; David ; and Ichabod ; by his second wife, 
Catharine Bishop : Anna ; Samuel ; Ebenezer ; by his third wife> 
Abigail Stone ; Timothy (8); Abigail ; Catharine ; and Mindwell. 

Captain Timothy (8), son of David (7), was an officer of the 
Kevolution, married Anna, daughter of David Dudley, and had 
eight children : Mina ; Lois ; Mina, second ; Eev. Timothy ; Mary ; 
Kev. David Dudley (9); Abigail ; Anna. He died 1770, aged 73. 

* In 1704, a band of French and Indians attacked Deerfield, burned the town, massa- 
cred many of the inhabitants, and carried off the remnant, prisoners. 


Kev. Dr. David Dudley (9), son of Timothy (8), was settled, 
first, in Haddaru, Conn., where he remained many years, and after- 
wards in Stockbridge, Mass. He married Submit, daughter of 
Capt. Noah Dickinson, of Somers, Conn., a lady of remarkable 
brightness of mind and loveliness of character. She died 1861, 
aged 79, having had children : David Dudley, an eminent lawyer 
of New York, the author of the Civil and Criminal Code, exten- 
sively adopted in the United States; Emilia Ann, married to Rev. 
Josiah Brewer, missionary to the East ; Timothy Beals, an officer 
in the United States Navy ; Mathew Dickinson, a civil engineer ; 
Jonathan Edwards, three times president of the Massachusetts 
senate ; Stephen Johnson, who has been for twenty years one of 
the judges of the Supreme Court of the United States; Cyrus 
West, a merchant of New York, of world-wide fame as the origi- 
nator of the ocean telegraph, and for his indomitable energy in 
carrying the work though to its accomplishment ; Henry Martyn, 
a Presbyterian clergyman, the editor of the New York " Evangel- 
ist" and author of many books ; and Mary E., who was married 
to Joseph F. Stone, a merchant of New York. Of these nine chil- 
dren, five are dead ; only four, David Dudley, Stephen J., Cyrus 
W., and Henry M., are now living. 

John (3), son of Zechariah (1), whose name appears among the 
volunteers that fought against the Indians at Turner's Falls, set- 
tled in Deerfield, but his family was broken up by the massacre, 
in 1704, perpetrated by the French and Indians, and he removed 
to Coventry. He married Mary, daughter of James Bennet, of 
Northampton, or of Alexander Edwards. She was taken prisoner 
and carried off to Canada by the Indians, but in a few years was 
ransomed and returned. They had children : John, taken captive, 
but ransomed and returned with his mother ; Mary, born 1674, 
died young ; Zechariah, born 1676 ; Benjamin, born 1679 ; Mary, 
born 1681, was captured and carried to Canada by the Indians, 
was adopted by them, became enamored of forest life, married an 
Indian chief, and though she afterward visited her relatives, no 
persuasions could induce her to leave her husband and remain 
with them ; Bertha, born 1684, married John Allis ; Sarah, born 
1688, married Nathaniel Peck, was killed in the massacre ; Ebe- 
nezer, born 1690, was slain by the Indians, in Deerfield ; and 

Samuel (4), son of Zechariah, was also among the volunteers in 
the fight with the Indians at Turner's Falls, 1676. In revenge, as 


was supposed, he was shot down in his field by the savages, in 
1697. He married, in 1676, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Gilbert, 
of Springfield ; had children : Samuel, born 1678, who married 
Sarah Edwards, lived in Deerfield, and had two sons, Samuel and 
Col. David ; Thomas (10), born 1680 ; Sarah, wife of Samuel 
Warner, of Springfield ; Zechariah (11), born 1685 ; Ebenezer (12); 
Mary ; Josiah, married, and had children, Josiah and Elizabeth ; 
Joshua, born 1695, married Elizabeth Cooley, of Springfield, had 
children, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, and Elizabeth. 

Thomas (10), son of Samuel (4), married Abigail, daughter of 
Hezekiah Dickinson ; had children : Samuel, died young ; Abi- 
gail, wife of Abiel Abboth, of Windsor, Conn.; Moses (13); Sam- 
uel, a physician of Saybrook, married Miss Lord ; had children: 
Samuel, a physician, Henry, Fanny, and William, a physician ; 
Sarah ; and Simeon, a physician of Enfield, who married Mar- 
garet Raynold ; their children are : Simeon, a physician, Marga- 
ret, Mary, Peter, and Edward, a physician. 

Capt. Zechariah (11), son of Samuel (4), married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Philip Mattoon, of Northfield ; had children : Seth ; Catha- 
rine, wife of Mr. Willard ; Gains ; Dr. Ebenezer ; Samuel ; and 

Ebenezer (12), son of Samuel (4), married Elizabeth, daughter 
of William Arms ; had children : Ebenezer ; Moses ; Aaron ; Eliza- 
beth, married Ebenezer Wells; and Joanna, married Phineas 

Capt. Moses (13), son of Thomas (10), married Eebecca Cooley, 
and had children : Eebecca, wife of Azariah Woolworth ; Elijah, 
died young ; Oliver (14); Moses, married Lydia Champion ; Dia- 
dema, wife of Stephen Williams and Jacob Ribbe ; Aaron, died 
in childhood ; Aaron, a physician, married Maria Burt ; Alexan- 
der, married, first, Flavia Colton ; second, Jerusha Burt ; Sarah ; 
and Naomi, died in youth. 

Oliver (14), son of Moses (13), married Anne Cooley, whose 
children are : Moses ; Annie, wife of Justin Smith ; Naomi, wife 
of Noah Ashley ; Elijah, married Cynthia Terry ; Mary, wife of 
Stephen Ashley ; and Caleb C. (15). 

Caleb C. (15), son of Oliver (14), married Sarah Colton, and 
had children : Oliver, married Lucinda Hatch, and their children 
are : Ella, Moses, Adelaide, and Sarah ; Flavia, married George 
Gleason ; and Moses (16). 

Moses (16), son of Caleb C. (15), married, first, Abbie, daugh- 


ter of Jonathan Pierson, of Newark, and had by her : Flavia ; 
Frederic; Pauline; Mary Adelaide; and Flavia Adelaide. Sec- 
ond wife was Annie, daughter of Charles Pierson ; children by 
her : Edward ; William ; and Annie. 

Capt. Joseph (5), son of Zechariah (1), lived a considerable 
time in Northampton, then moved to Hartford, where he died, 
February 15th, 1735, aged 78. He married, first, in 1683, Joanna, 
daughter of John Wyatt, of Hartford ; second, the widow Mary 
Belting. By his first wife, he had children : Mary, born 1684, 
married Ebenezer Boswell, of Hatfield ; Joanna, died young ; 
Joseph (17) ; Joanna, married Thomas French, of Deerfield ; 
their children are : Mary, born 1719, Freedom, Abigail, Thomas, 
Freedom, Thomas, Abigail, and Joanna ; Lydia, married John 
Bliss, of Long Meadow, and became the mother of Judge Bliss, 
of Wilbraham; Jonathan (18); Martha, born 1699; and Abigail, 
born 1702 — no information of them ; Israel ; and Thankful ; both 
died young. 

Deacon Joseph (17), son of Capt. Joseph (5), moved to Sunder- 
land, where he died February 4th, 1754. He married Mary 
Smith, of Hatfield, who survived him many years. Their children 
were ; Elisha, married and removed to Bennington, then to Corn- 
wall, Vt ; Mary, became the second wife of Daniel Clark, had one 
child, Irena ; Abigail, died young ; Abigail, wife of Samuel Field, 
of Northfield, and had children : Mary, Silas, Mary, Submit ; 
Samuel, Asenath, and Abigail; Joseph (19); Thankful, wife of 
Benjamin Graves, of Sunderland ; Martha, wife of Deacon Belden, 
of Amherst ; Experience, married, first, Elijah Clark, of Northamp- 
ton ; had seven or eight children ; second, Simeon Parsons ; she 
died 1817, aged 85 ; Sarah, wife of Simeon Lyman, of Northfield, 
had ten children ; Jonathan, married Elizabeth Cooley ; and Israel, 
born March 27th, 1741. 

Joseph (19), son of Joseph (17), succeeded his father in the 
office of deacon, in Sunderland, which he held many years. He 
died 1798, aged 75, having married Buth Parker ; their children 
were : Elijah (20), born 1754 ; Lucy, married Kinnah Cooley, (see 
Cooley family, No. 17); Kebecca; Thomas, died young; Mary, 
wife of Heman Farnum, lived several years in Sunderland, then 
in Bushland ; Joseph, died in infancy ; Martha ; Kuth ; Joseph (21) ; 
Submit ; Thomas, born 1777, died at Oriskany Falls, aged 77. 

Elijah (20), son of Joseph (19), married Tryphena, daughter of 
Capt. Abner Cooley. They lived some years in Sunderland, then 


removed to Hawley, where they died, leaving children : Wealthy, 
born 1785, wife of William Ferguson; Olive, wife of Edmund 
Langley ; Theodore, married Deborah Taby ; Rosamond, wife of 
Calvin Cooley; Tryphena, wife of Zephaniah Lathrop; Pindar, 
married a Congregational' minister at Oriskany Falls. 

Rev. Joseph (21), son of Joseph (19), born in the , same house 
where his father, grandfather and great-grandfather died ; was 
graduated at Dartmouth College, 1792 ; was minister, for a time, 
at Fairfield, N. Y., afterward at Charlemont, Mass. ; represented 
his district in the legislature, for a time ; died in 1839, having 
married Sabra, daughter of Rev. Mr. Emerson, of Conway; by 
her had children : Constant, graduated at Williams College ; Caro- 
line, married John Hooper, son of Hon. Robert, of Weston, Mass. ; 
and Joseph, a physician, went to Texas and joined as surgeon- 
in-chief the unfortunate regiment of Col. Fannin, the remnant 
of whose regiment, after a battle, were, the next morning, shot 
by order of the commander, Dr. Field being the only one spared, 
that he might attend the wounded Mexican officers. He was car- 
ried to Mexico, but in about two months, he and a German, catch- 
ing each a mule, at twilight, rode till their animals were exhausted, 
then walked for two days, when they reached friendly whites. He 
married Miss Jones, of Hudson, N. Y., sister of Dr. or Gen. Cal- 
vin Jones, of Memphis, Tenn., and settled in Galveston, Tex. 

Submit, daughter of Joseph (19), became the wife of Gains 
Lyman, of Northampton, afterward a merchant of Hartford, 
Conn. Their children were : Winchester, born 1799 ; Christopher, 
married Cecelia Breckenridge ; Orra Almira, married James Bol- 
les ; Julia Ella ; Jane Rachel ; Hannah Submit, married Chester 
Judson ; Theodore, married Mary Nickols. 

Jonathan (18), son of Capt. Joseph (5), moved to Sunderland 
in 1719, married, first, Harriet Billings, of Hatfield, by whom he 
had four daughters ; second, Esther Smith, by whom he had : 
Seth (22) ; William ; Jonathan ; Moses ; Esther ; and Editha. 

Seth (22), son of Jonathan (18), married Mary, daughter of 
Israel Hubbard, of Sunderland, and had by her : Roswell ; Rufus ; 
Martio, late Gen. Field, of Newfane, Vt. ; Spencer ; Orl^nda ; and 

Ml^e gisft gamily. 

The family of Fish is of English origin, and more remotely, as 
the ancient mode of spelling the name, Fisch, indicates, of Saxon. 
The American progenitors of that name, who came from Kent 
county, England, must have arrived soon after the landing at Ply- 
mouth, as Nathaniel, John and Jonathan were residing at Lynn, 
Mass., before 1637, when they were removed to Sandwich, on 
Cape Cod. Of these, Jonathan Fish'(l), at least, joined the set- 
tlement at Newtown, L. I., soon after its foundation, in 1652, and 
was evidently a person of note there, from the frequent mention 
of his name in an official capacity. He died in 1663, leaving a 
widow, Mary, and sons : John ; Samuel ; and Nathan (2). Of 
these, Samuel died about 1700, without issue, and John removed 
to New Jersey, probably to Elizabeth. 

Nathan (2), son of Jonathan (1), remained at Newtown, and 
died at an advanced age, in 1734, having had fourteen children : 
Jonathan (3) ; Nathan ; Mary ; Samuel ; John ; Thomas ; Susan- 
nah ; Ambrose ; and Benjamin (4) — twins ; Sarah ; Nathaniel ; 
Hannah ; Temperance ; and Elnathan. 

Jonathan (3), the eldest son of Nathan (2), was also a man of 
prominence in the town to which he gave the lot on which the 
present Presbyterian Church stands. He died in 1793, aged 43, 
his wife, Mary, surviving, by whom he became the ancestor of 
Col. Nicholas Fish, distinguished in the Revolution for bravery 
and patriotism. Laying aside his law books, he commenced his 
career as major ; was at the battle of Long Island, was wounded 
at Monmouth, participated in the capture of the British armies, 
both at Saratoga and Yorktown, and stood high in the confidence 
of Gen. Washington. After leaving the army, he was made adju- 
tant-general of New York, and died 1833, having become, by his 
marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Stuyvesant, among 
others, the father of Hamilton Fish, at one time governor of the 
state, afterwards a representative of his state in the senate of the 
United States, and secretary of state of the United States. 


Benjamin (4), seventh son of Nathan (2), was born May 12th, 
1697 ; married January 11th, 1728, Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
Moore, of Newtown, (see Moore family, No. 4,) who was born 
September 29th, 1706, removed to what is now Ewing, about 
1745, and died October 18th, 1773. Their children were : Eliza- 
beth, married Amos Hart ; Rebecca, married John Phillips, of 
Pennsylvania, (see Phillips family) ; Nathan ; Joseph ; Samuel ; 
Benjamin (5) ; John ; and Nathaniel. The posterity of Samuel 
and John is found in the counties of Salem and Gloucester, N. J., 
and that of Nathan in Butler and Union counties, Pa., of whom 
is the Rev. Reeder M. Fish, of Lewisburg. 

Benjamin (5), son of Benjamin (4), was born on Long Island, 
August 10th, 1740 ; married Abigail, daughter of Joshua Howell, 
(see Howell family, No. 4,) and died suddenly, July 2d, 1808. 
Mrs. Fish was born March 15th, 1750, and died November 11th, 
1822. Their children were : Israel, born July 14th, 1772, mar- 
ried October 25th, 1797, Mary, daughter of Richard Slack, of 
Hopewell, and, without issue, died July 10th, 1860 ; Peter, born 
March 7th, 1774, died in infancy ; Asa, born January 5th, 1777, 
married, successively, Margaret, daughter of Garret and Lamartie 
Conover, who died August 16th, 1822, and Rachel, daughter of 
William Anthony, and, without issue by either, died February 
28th, 1851, from the effects of a fall ; Nathan (6) ; and Benja- 
min (7). 

Nathan (6), son of Benjamin (5), was born December 10th, 
1779, and died July 7th, 1865, having married,' March 7th, 1805, 
Sarah, daughter of John Smith, of Lawrence. She died April, 
1859, aged 75. Their children were : Mary, a mute ; Elizabeth, 
died in infancy; Eliza, married Abram Skirm, whose children 
are : Asa F., married Margaret, daughter of William and Sarah 
Cook, Charles Henry, married Elizabeth, daughter of Job White, 
(see White family, No. 4), Emily Maria, Elizabeth, married Ben- 
jamin Vancleve, and Margaret, married James G. Vancleve. 

Benjamin (7), son of Benjamin (5), was born in Ewing township, 
November 15th, 1785, and removed to Trenton in 1808, where he 
at first engaged in mercantile business, and later in the trans- 
portation of merchandise across the state. On the organization 
of the Camden and Amboy Railroad Company, in 1830, of which 
he was a projector and incorporator, he was elected a director, 
and continued to be such until the time of his death. For more 
than forty years he was a director of the Trenton Banking Com- 


pany, and in 1834 he was a member of the legislature of the 
state. He was elected a trustee of the First Presbyterian church 
of Trenton on December 8th, 1825 y and at the time of his death 
was the president of the board. He married Maria, daughter of 
William Sackett Moore, (see Moore family, No. 12,) on April 7th, 
1812, and died suddenly in Trenton, on June 22d, 1880. • Their 
children were : William Sackett, died in infancy ; Jonathan Sack- 
ett, born May 19th, 1815, married Emeiine, daughter of Dr. John 
Howell, (see Howell family, No. 44,) and died April 29th, 1872, 
whose children were : Emily Augusta, married F. Augustus Auten 
and Frances Maria, died young ; Rebecca Ann, died in infancy ; 
Clementina Elizabeth, died in infancy ; Asa Israel, born Febru- 
ary 17th, 1820, was graduated at Harvard College and also at 
the Law School ; he became a member of the Philadelphia bar, 
and conducted with ability the editorial department of the " Law 
Journal," of that city ; he was honored with the degree of LL. B. 
by the University of Pennsylvania, and with the degree of LL. D. 
by Kenyon College ; he married Elizabeth H., daughter of Ralph 
Shreve, and died in Philadelphia on May 5th, 1879 ; his only child, 
Henry S., died in infancy ; Benjamin Moore, born May 18th, 1822, 
and died unmarried, May 21st, 1874 ; Emma Maria, born Decem- 
ber 27th, 1825, married John S. Chambers, (see Chambers family, 
No. 8); Augustine Hallett, born November 18th, 1828, was gradu- 
ated at the College of New Jersey in 1847, and at the medical 
department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1851. He set- 
tled in Philadelphia, and was a practitioner of medicine in that 
city ; he married Sarah P., daughter of Rev. Lewis Cheeseman, 
of Philadelphia, and died at Cooperstown, N. Y., August 3d, 1872, 
without issue ; and Robert L. Stevens, died in infancy. 

ffi3^e Juijman family. 

Kichard Furman (1) was one of the early emigrants from Long 
Island to Lawrence, where he resided, and died 1752, date of will. 
He left a wife, Sarah, and children : Jonathan (2) ; Josiah (3) ; 
Frances ; Elizabeth, married Mr. Kitchen ; Mary, married Mr. 
Clark ; and Sarah, married Mr. Clawson. 

Jonathan (2), son of Richard (1), married, first, Frances, daugh- 
ter of Robert Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 1,) and had issue : 
Joshua (4); Daniel (5); Nathaniel (6); Robert (7); Richard, 
married Sarah Henderson ; had children : David, Jonathan, and 
Sarah ; Elizabeth, wife of Ralph Biles ; Sarah, wife of Nathaniel 
Temple, (see Temple family, No. 7); Mary; and David, entered 
the army and never returned. He had a second wife, Mary. 

Joshua (4), son of Jonathan (2), died February 20th, 1840, aged 
86, having married, first, Sarah Jones, whose children were : 
Andrew (8); Israel (9); Fannie, wife of Henry Vanpelt ; Mary, 
^wlfe of George Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 40) ; Jemima, 
wife of Amos Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 29) ; his second 
wife was Sallie, daughter of Thomas Hendrickson, (see Hendrick- 
son family, No. 16.) 

Andrew (8), son of Joshua (4), died 1858, aged 83 ; married 
Jane Reed. She died 1854, aged 80, having had issue : Nathaniel* 
died in 1840 ; William Madison (10); Scudder ; Andrew ; Matilda ; 
Mary ; Elizabeth ; Sarah, wife of John Titus. 

William M. (10), son of Andrew (8), married Elizabeth Riley, 
widow of Ralph Furman, and had children : Daniel, married 
Louisa, daughter of Morgan Beakes ; Rebecca, wife of William 
Mathews ; Sarah, married John Blackwell ; David ; and George. 

Israel (9), son of Joshua (4), married Sarah, daughter of Levi 
Ketcham, and had children : Joshua, married Susan, daughter of 
Ralph Hunt ; Levi, married Mary, daughter of Asa Burroughs, of 
Hopewell ; and Ralph, married Elizabeth Riley, whose children 
were : Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Hughs, Deborah, Hannah, and Har- 


Daniel (5), son of Jonathan (2), married, first, Eunice, daughter 
of William Eeed, (see Eeed family, No. 1) ; had one son, Eze- 
kiel (10); second, Elizabeth, daughter of Amos Hart, (see Hart 
family, No. 15.) 

Ezekiel (11), son of Daniel (5), died 1857, aged 82 ; married 
Rebecca, daughter of Amos Hart, sister of his father's second 
wife. Their children were : Aaron (12); and Amos (13). 

Aaron (12), son of Ezekiel (11), married Jemima, daughter of 
John Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 13) ; had issue : Levi, 
married Anna Maria Howard ; Henry, married Keturah Cheves ; 
and Rebecca. , 

Amos (13), son of EzeTriel (11), married, first, Martha, daughter 
of John Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 13); children are : 
Gilbert, married Amanda, daughter of Charles Reed, (see Reed 
family, No. 11); and Ann Eliza. He married, second, Clarissa 
Reed, widow of Samuel McMurray. 

Nathaniel (6), son of Jonathan (2), died 1831, aged 89 ; was 
both an elder and trustee of the Ewing Church ; married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of William Welling, (see Welling family, No. 1.) 
She died 1815, aged 66, leaving children : Theophilus (13); Na- 
thaniel, married, first, Sarah, daughter of Reuben Hunt, (see 
Hunt family, No. 33); second, Sarah, daughter of John Temple, 
(see Temple family, No. 11); he moved to Ohio, and there mar- 
ried, third, Miss Williamson ; has a son, George, now living in 
Ohio; Lydia, wife of Newhall Nutt, has a son, William, who 
married Rhoda, daughter of George Garwood ; Elizabeth, died 
1825, aged 46 ; Rachel, died 1810, aged 29 ; Nancy, wife of Jo- 
seph Gray ; Hannah, wife of Israel Green, (see Green family, No. 
58); Mary, died 1825, aged 43 ; and Joseph ; had by his first wife, 
Sarah, daughter of Titus Hart, (see Hart family, No. 16), a daugh- 
ter, Louisa, who married John Hagerman, and moved to Ohio ; by 
his second wife, fjydia, daughter of Joshua Reed, (see Reed fam 
ily, No. 5,) he had : Ira ; Randolph ; and Cornelius. 

Theophilus (14), son of Natbaniel (6), was an elder in the Pen- 
nington church. He married Mary, daughter of Elijah Lanning, 
(see Lanning family, No. 10) ; had children : Frances ; John, mar- 
ried Miss Ketcham ; Mary ; Elijah, married Miss Bowes ; and 
Nathaniel, married Ruth Higgins, who has a son, Higgins, mar- 
ried Caroline, daughter of William Hunt. 

Robert (7), son of Jonathan (2), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Daniel Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 6.) They had children : 


James (15) ; Frances, married Anthony Reed ; and Elizabeth, not 

James (15), son of Robert (7), married Kesiah, daughter of 
Jonathan Cook, (see Cook family, No. 2,) and had children : Wil- 
liam, died in infancy; Jonathan C. (16); Enoch, died a young 
man ; Mary, married Jesse Crosley ; Samuel, died young ; Kesiah ; 
James (17); Sarah M. ; and Henry C. (18). 

Jonathan C. (16), son of James (15), married Elizabeth Jones, 
and had children : Enoch, died in infancy ; Enoch, died when a 
young man ; Jonathan, married ; Margaret Ann, married Isaiah 
Cotral ; and Charles, married Miss Obert 

James (17), son of James (15), married, first, Eliza Arey ; sec- 
ond, Rebecca, her sister, by whom he has one son, William P. 

Henry C. (18), son of James (15), married Sarah Matilda, daugh- 
ter of Amos Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 29,) and had chil- 
dren : Amanda, married Peter Williamson ; Kesiah, married Isaac 
Dunn ; Mary Elizabeth, married Charles Mitchell ; and Rebecca, 
married John R. Elrath. 

Josiah (3), son of Richard (1), whose will is dated 1788, had a 
wife, Mary, and children : Agur ; Mary, married Mr. Smith ; and 
Sarah, married John Johnson. Though no Josiah is mentioned 
in the will, (no uncommon occurrence, when children have already 
been provided for,) yet the following — Josiah (19) — was probably 
a son of his. 

Josiah (19), son of Josiah (3), died 1803, having married Ruth 
Baraclift. Their children were : Richard Way (20) ; John (21) ; 
Josiah, not married ; Barzilla, married Elizabeth Middleton, had 
a daughter, Hannah, wife of Robert Field, of Burlington county ; 
Matilda, married Aaron Pitman ; Achsah, married Mr. Satcher ; 
Rebecca, married Mr. Calhoun, had Thomas, Josiah, and perhaps 
others ; and Mercy, married Mr. Esdel. 

Richard W. (20), son of Josiah (19), died 1813 ; had by his first 
wife, Hannah Middleton: George (22); and Josiah (23); by his 
second wife, Sarah Rickey : Thomas ; John, not married ; Rickey, 
went West ; William ; and Hannah. 

George (22), son of Richard W. (20), died 1870, aged 85, having 
married Margaret Kelly ; had children : Hannah, wife of Abel 
North, of Philadelphia ; Sarah, wife of Mordecai Middleton ; 
Elizabeth; Richard Way (24); David, married Mary Paxon, of 
Philadelphia ; Phebe Ann ; and Samuel, married Deborah Deve- 
rell ; lives in Philadelphia. 


Richard Way (24), son of George (22), married Ann Eliza Til- 
ton, and had issue : Charles ; Ellen ; William S. ; George M. ; 
William ; Hannah ; Louisa ; and David. 

Josiah (23), son of Richard (20), married Sarah Williams, and 
had by her : Susan, married Lewis Breese ; Mary, wife of Spen- 
cer Sutphin ; Richard, married Miss Disborow ; Theodocia, wife 
of Jacob Parent, of Allentown ; Ruth, wife of Daniel Bowers ; 
Thomas, married Susan, daughter of Samuel Ellis, of Burlington ; 
and John. 

John (21), son of Josiah (19), married, first, Miss Burroughs, 
by whom he had : Sarah, not married. By his second wife, Miss 
Steward, had : William, who married Elizabeth Wildman, of 
Pennsylvania ; and Steward, married. 

Mf^e €fnEen family. 

William Green (1), ancestor of the families of that name in this 
region, dissatisfied with some new relation in his father's family, 
left his native land, England, at the early age of twenty, and 
landed at the port of Philadelphia. Soon after, desirous of re- 
turning, and finding no vessel about to sail from that port, he 
went to New York, but not meeting with an opportunity im- 
mediately, visited Long Island. He there became acquainted 
with the family of John Reeder, recently arrived from England, 
whose sister, or daughter, Joanna, in process of time, he married, 
and removed to Ewing township, about 1700. He purchased 
three hundred and forty-five acres of Col. Daniel Coxe, the deed 
bearing date 1712, and on it erected the first brick house in the 
township, which is still standing, having on the west end the date, 
1717, and is owned and occupied by his descendant of the fifth 
generation, Henry Green. His qualities were such as to give 
him distinction, for he was appointed one of the first judges of 
Hunterdon county, and from the frequent mention of his name 
in public affairs and important business transactions, he was evi- 
dently a prominent and useful citizen. His children were : Rich- 
ard (2); Joseph (3); William (4); Benjamin (5); John; Jeremiah, 
who removed to North Carolina; Isaac, married, and removed to 
Sussex county, N. J., where his descendants are to be found ; Jo- 
anna ; Sarah ; Esther ; and Mary. Of the daughters, there is no 
record. He died, as is indicated by his antique tombstone in the 
Ewing church-yard, in 1722. 

Richard (2), son of William (1), who died 1741, married Mary, 
daughter of George Ely, of Trenton, and had children : Rich- 
ard (6); George (7); Rebecca, wife of Samuel Moore, (see Moore 
family, No. 16) ; Christian, wife of Joseph Moore, (see Moore 
family, No. 17); and William, died 1754, probably unmarried, or 
without children, as he leaves his property to his brother Rich- 
ard, £300 to his eldest sister's three sons, Richard, William, and 


Elijah Moore ; a legacy to his youngest sister's three ssns, Ely, 
Moses, and Ephraim Moore ; also to his mother, Mary ; and his 
plantation to his brother George, when 19. 

Richard (6), son of Richard (2), who died 1797, married Phebe, 
daughter of Nathaniel Moore, (see Moore family, No. 6,) whose 
children were : William R. (8) ; Nathaniel (9) ; Richard (10) 
Enoch (11) ; John (12) ; Samuel, not married ; Benjamin (13) 
Joseph (14) ; George (15) ; Rebecca, wife of William B. Green (54) 
Sarah, wife of Samuel Moore, (see Moore family, No. 21) ; and 
Mary, married Daniel Stillwell, and went to Ohio. 

William R. (8), son of Richard (6), who died 1818, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of James Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, 
No. 4.) She died 1842, aged 84, leaving children : Samuel (16); 
James B. (17); and Nancy, wife of Joseph Green (56.) 

Samuel (16), son of William R. (8), died January 30th, 1812, 
aged 31, having married Sarah, daughter of Jedediah Scudder, 
(see Scudder family, No. 14. ) Their children are : Jedediah, mar- 
ried Rachel Paxton, has one child, Mary ; Ira, went to New 
Orleans, and was never heard from ; Ephraim, married Mary 
Bassett, of Philadelphia, lives in Quincy, 111., and has children, 
Frances, Benry, and Lewis. 

James B. (17), son of William R. (8), was a trustee of Ewing 
Church and a man of influence ; died October 23d, 1847, aged 
63. He married Catharine, daughter of William Anthony, (see 
Anthony family, No. 2,) who died May 25th, 1866, aged 80. Their 
children were : Nancy, wife of John Scudder, (see Scudder fam- 
ily, No. 18) ; William A. (18) ; Martha, wife of John Vancleve, (see 
Vancleve family, No. 17) ; Alexander (19) ; Elizabeth, married, 
first, Theodore Johnson ; second, Thomas Cain ; lives in Phila- 
delphia ; her children are : Thomas, Jennie, Cassie, and James ; 
James B. (20); Catharine, married Harvey Johnson, of Pennsyl- 
vania ; and Edward, married Catharine, daughter of John Sager, 
of Trenton; live in Sydney, Ohio. 

William A. (18), son of James B. (17), married Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Ephraim Roberts, (see Roberts family, No. 3) ; lived at 
Schuylkill Haven, where he died 1853, leaving children : Alfred ; 
Ephraim, married Miss Skirm ; Mary, married Richard Jones ; 
and Augusta, married Mr. Dye. 

Alexander B. (19), son of James B. (17;, was a merchant of 
Trenton, now a resident of Ewing ; was a member of the state 
legislature ; is an elder in the Ewing Church. He married, first, 


Mary Ann, daughter of Clark Chambers, (see Chambers family, 
No. 9,) who died May 4th, 1848, aged 34, leaving children : 
Louisa, wife of Harvey Fisk, a wealthy banker of New York, of 
the firm of Fisk & Hatch, and son of Rev. Joel Fisk, a Congre- 
gational clergyman, who died 1856, aged 60, and who, with his 
wife, Clarinda Chapman, who died 1878, aged 78, is buried in the 
Ewing church-yard ; Alexander, who, at the age of 23, promptly 
responded to the call of his country, and was one of those brave 
men of the Fourteenth New Jersey Volunteers, Lieut. Col. Cald- 
well Hall commanding, who laid down their lives in the desperate 
fight at Monocacy Bridge, against overwhelming numbers ; and 
Mary. His second wife was Jane Rice, of Trenton. His third, 
Mary, daughter of Daniel Cook. His fourth, Clementine Davis, 
of Columbia, Pa. 

James B. (20), son of James B. (17), a trustee of the Ewing Church, 
married, first, Deborah, daughter of Cornelius Moore, (see Moore 
family, No. 2.) She died August 14th, 1855, aged 34, leaving 
children : Theodore, who entered the Union Army, and, as lieu- 
tenant, but commanding Company I, of the Fourteenth Regiment 
of New Jersey Volunteers, fell, gallantly fighting, in the battle of 
Winchester, Va., September 19th, 1864, aged 20 ; and Albert, died 
in childhood. By his second wife, Maria, daughter of Benjamin 
Vancleve, (see Vancleve family, No. 16,) who died 1877, aged 59, 
has a son, John, married Marion, daughter of George Potts. His 
third wife was Eleanor, widow of Ephraim Woolsey, (see Woolsey 
family, No. 9.) 

Nathaniel (9), son of Richard (6), who died September 25th, 
1831, aged 75, married Sarah, daughter of Daniel Howell, (see 
Howell family, No. 37.) Their children were ; Armitage (21) 
Mary, wife of Maj. John Howell, (see Howell family, No. 40) 
Ann, married Bradly Atwood, and moved to Memphis, Tenn. 
and John, who, by falls, had broken his bones more than twenty 
times, but by his last fall, his spine was so injured that his body 
and limbs were entirely paralyzed and apparently dead, except 
the vital organs and the brain, yet he lived sixteen weeks after 
the injury — a remarkable case ; he died January 14th, 1827. 

Armitage (21), son of Nathaniel (9), was a merchant of Tren- 
ton; died July 19th, 1854, having married, first, Anna Maria, 
daughter of Daniel Williams, of Freehold, and had children : 
Augustus (22); Amanda, died in childhood ; and Nathaniel (23). 
His second wife was Susan, daughter of John Moore, (see Moore 
family, No. 27.) 


Augustus (22), son of Armitage (21), married Eliza Ann, daugh- 
ter of John Green (51), and moved to Illinois. Their children 
are : Frederic A. ; Francis O. ; Elizabeth ; Louisa ; Robert ; Na- 
thaniel ; Stephen ; John G. ; Isabella ; and Augusta. 

Nathaniel (23), son of Armitage (21), a lawyer of Pekin, HI., 
married Charlotte Storms, and has children : Lily ; Theodore ; 
Frederic; Douglass; and Don Morse. 

Richard (10), son of Richard (6), married, first, Martha, daugh- 
ter of Christopher Howell, (see Howell family, No. 2,) by whom 
he had a daughter, Martha, wife of Charles Reeder, (see Reeder 
family, No. 5.) By his second wife he had : Ely ; Mary ; Eliza- 
beth ; and perhaps others. He lived in Pennsylvania. 

Enoch (11), son of Richard (6), resided in Trenton; married 
•Miss Davis, of Philadelphia, and had children : David, married 
Fanny Carman, and lived in Trenton ; Susan, wife of Caleb Car- 
man ; Sarah, wife of Thomas Hamilton ; and Maria, wife of Sam- 
uel Tucker. 

John (12), son of Richard (6), one of the first settlers of East on, 
Pa., died March 9th, 1854, aged 88, having married Rhoda, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Howell, (see Howell family, No. 37,) who died Sep- 
tember 19th, 1859, aged 73. Their children are: Enoch (24); 
Charles, married, first, Elizabeth Maxwell ; second, Mrs. Latimer ; 
Richard, married Sarah, daughter of Samuel Sherrod, of Wash- 
ington, N. J. ; William (25) ; Elizabeth, wife of David Deshler ; 
and Lydia. 

Enoch (24), son of John (12), married, first, Mary, daughter of 
George Beidelman, and had children : Ellen, wife of Whitfield 
S. Johnson, a lawyer of Sussex, and for several years secretary of 
state of New Jersey, whose children are : William M., a lawyer 
of Hackensack, Mary M., Emily E., Laura C, Elizabeth B., Mar- 
garet G., and Ellen Green ; George B., married Ann Disbrow ; 
resides in Jersey City; Mary, wife of George Woodruff, mer- 
chant, of New York ; John ; Joseph ; Henry, a graduate of Lafay- 
ette College, a lawyer of Easton and judge of the Supreme Court, 
married Ann'Hultsizer, of Easton ; bas children : Caroline, wife 
of Hiram Howland, of Indianapolis, Frances, wife of Henry E. 
Potter, of Orange, N. J., Frederic, and Ada ; and Margaret, mar- 
ried Henry Johnson, a lawyer of Muncy, Pa. Married, second, 
Catharine Tenevck, of Princeton. 

William (25), son of John (12), married, first, Elizabeth, daugh- 
• ter of Henry Beidelman ; and, second, Jane Sherrard, and had 



children : Sarah, wife of Rev. John Kugler, of Warren, N. J. ; 
Theodore, married Miss Kinsey ; Frank ; John ; Louisa ; Mary ; 
and Howard. 

Benjamin (13), son of Richard (6), removed to Easton, Pa. ; 
died 1852, aged 82, having married there, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Robert Traill, a lawyer, and by her had children: John (26); 
Traill (27); Robert Traill, married Catharine Van Camp; Eliza- 
beth, wife of John Stewart, of Greenwich, N. J. ; and Maria, wife 
of Enoch Clark, of Monroe county, Pa. 

John (26), son of Benjamin (13), a merchant, married Sarah, 
daughter of Nathaniel Hart, of Trenton (see Hart family), whose 
children are : Edward ; Juliette ; Kate ; and Jane. 

Dr. Traill (27), son of Benjamin (13), a physician, honored with 
the degree of LL. D., professor of chemistry in Lafayette College^ 
and the liberal donor of funds to that college, to establish an 
observatory. He married Harriet, daughter of Loammi Moore, of 
Morristown, and has children : Ella ; Frances ; and Edgar Moore. 

Joseph (14), son of Richard (6), married, first, Julia Hiling ; 
had one daughter ; married Mr. Hays. By his second wife, no 

George (15), son of Richard (6), married Henrietta Hiling, the 
widow of Bertram Galbraith ; had children : Charles, died, aged 
26 ; George, married Miss Wharton, of Morrisville ; has six chil- 
dren, and lives in Missouri ; and Henrietta. 

George (7), son of Richard (2), who died August, 1777, aged 
39, married, May 4th, 1769, Anna, daughter of the Rev. Caleb 
Smith, (see Smith family, No. 4.) He settled in Lawrence, on 
the farm purchased of John Dagworthy. They had children: 
Caleb Smith (28); Charles Dickinson, born November 28th, 1771, 
was graduated at Princeton, studied divinity, died April 23d, 
1857 ; James H., born January 7th, 1774, a merchant in western 
New York, died 1801 ; and Richard Montgomery (29). His widow 
married, September 20th, 1786, Capt. Benjamin Vancleve, (see 
Vancleve family, No. 5,) and died March 30th, 1789, aged 40. 

Caleb Smith (28), son of George (7), who died August, 1850, 
aged 80, by his union with Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron Vancleve, 
(see Vancleve family, No. 10,) who died December 20th, 1836, aged 
64, had children : Jane, wife of Rev. Thomas Kennedy, a Presby- 
terian clergyman, had one child, Mary, married Alfred D. Green ; 
George S. (30); John C. (31); Henry Woodhull (32); James, died 
unmarried ; Mary ; Cornelia ; Ellen, married Rev. Joseph W. 


Blythe, who was for many years pastor of the Second Church, 
Cranbury, N. J., whose children are : Margaret, Ellen, Smith, 
William, and Lillie ; and Caleb Smith (33). 

George S. (30), son of Caleb Smith (28), an elder and trustee 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, and prominent in 
the business circles of that city, married, first, Sarah, daughter of 
Judge William Kennedy, of Warren county, who died 1843, aged 
39, leaving children : William Henry (34) : Sarah Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Rev. John T. Duffield, D. D., professor of mathematics in the 
College of New Jersey, whose children are : Rev. George How- 
ard, graduate of Princeton College and Seminary, John Thomas, 
graduate of Princeton, Helen G., Henry, graduate of Princeton, 
Sarah, and Edward Dickinson ; Anna Corilla, married, first, Rev. 
Edward D. Yeomans, was pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian 
Church of Trenton, and had children : George Green, a graduate 
of Princeton, Anna, and Elizabeth, her second husband is the 
Rev. Minot Morgan ; Edward T., a graduate of Princeton College, 
in J;he class of 1854, a member of the bar of Trenton, married, 
first, Julia Thompson, has a son, Walter ; second, Charlotte, daugh- 
ter of Chief Justice Mercer Beasley, by whom has Annie and 
Charlotte. His second wife was Anna M., daughter of John Ken- 
nedy, brother of Judge William Kennedy, by whom he had : Vir- 
ginia ; Mary ; and Emma, who married Frederick C. Lewis, has 
children, Edith and George Green. 

Prof. William Henry (34), son of George S. (30), was born in 
Groveville, N. J., January 27th, 1825; graduated at Lafayette 
College, Pa., 1840 ; studied theology in the Princeton Seminary ; 
was for three years assistant teacher of Hebrew there ; was pastor 
of the Central Church, Philadelphia; thence he was called, in 
1851, to be a professor in the Princeton Theological Seminary, 
where he now is. Among his publications are, a Hebrew Gram- 
mar and Chrestomathy, a Commentary on Job, a Vindication of 
the Pentateuch, from Colenso's Aspersions. He married, first, 
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Colwell, of Philadelphia, 
who died March 29th, 1854, aged 26 ; second, Elizabeth Hayes. 
Their children are : Mary Elizabeth, wife of William Libbey ; and 
Helen Hayes. 

John Cleve (31), son of Caleb Smith (28), by his skill in business 
and success in the China trade, became an eminent and wealthy 
merchant of New York. He was a munificent patron of benevo- 
lent and educational institutions. He married Sarah, daughter 


of George Griswold, a merchant of New York city, and had three 
children, all of whom died in early youth. 

Henry W. (32), son of Caleb Smith (28), graduated at Prince- 
ton College at the early age of 16, and was admitted to the bar 
in 1825. His great acumen, his eminent abilities, his thorough 
legal attainments, and his untiring industry and devotion to busi- 
ness, united to unswerving integrity, soon raised him to the high- 
est rank in his profession. In 1846, his eminent fitness elevated 
him to the chair of Chief Justice, which he filled with great 
acceptance for fourteen years, when he was raised to the still 
higher position of Chancellor, in which office he remained till 
nervous prostration and failing health compelled his retirement, 
greatly to the regret of the whole bar. Besides his two high 
judicial positions, he occupied many others, to the great benefit 
of the community. He was, in 1844, a member of the constitu- 
tional convention, and commissioner of the sinking fund of the 
city of Trenton for many years. He was an elder of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Trenton, president of the board of trus- 
tees of the Princeton Theological Seminary, and a trustee, for 
more than a quarter of a century, of Princeton College, of which 
he was a liberal benefactor, having established in it a $10,000 
fellowship of mental science. He aided many indigent students 
in gaining their education. His benefactions to the church, to 
benevolent institutions, and to the cause of education, though 
unknown at the time, were exceedingly generous, and when, on 
December 19th, 1876, he ceased from earth, he left behind a mem- 
ory most fragrant, both as a man and a Christian. By his first 
marriage, with Emily Augusta, daughter of Chief Justice Charles 
Ewing, who died 1837, aged 29, he had a daughter, Emily, wife 
of William B. Blackwell, lawyer, of New York, who has a son, 
William B. By his second wife, Susan Mary, sister of his former 
wife, he had five children, died in infancy, and Charles Ewing, a 
graduate of Princeton College and a lawyer of Trenton, who mar- 
ried Mary Potter, has children : Helen G., Henry W., John C, and 
Susanna L. ; he is now a trustee of Princeton College and of 
Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Judge Caleb S. (33), son of Caleb Smith (28), was also a gradu- 
ate of Princeton, adopted the profession of law ; was made judge 
of the Court of Errors and Appeals, is a manager of the New Jer- 
sey Lunatic Asylum, director of the Trenton Banking Company, 
and president of the Trenton Savings Bank. He married Eleanor 


Grseme, daughter of Charles Ewing ; has one son, Elmer Ewing, 
a graduate of Princeton, a lawyer of Trenton, who married Sue E., 
daughter of Capt. William E. Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 15, N has 
children, Elmer E. and William E. 

Richard M. (29), son of George (7), who died November 2d, 
1853, aged 78, was a man of strong mind and generous feelings. 
He was graduated by the College of New Jersey ; was, in the early 
part of his life, a merchant in western New York, where he accu- 
mulated a handsome fortune, then settled in Lawrenceville. His 
children, by his wife, Mary, daughter of Dr. Thomas Henderson, 
of Freehold, who died January 13th, 1849, aged 70, were : Thomas 
Henderson (35); Charles Gustavus (36); Alfred Dickinson, first a 
merchant of Trenton, afterwards a lawyer of Burlington, Iowa, 
married Mary, daughter of Rev. Thomas Kennedy, and resided, 
for his health, in Italy, where his wife and two children are buried ; 
he was consul at Naples, at his death, in 1867 ; Matilda ; and Sid- 
ney Breeze (37). 

Dr. Thomas H. (35), son of Richard M. (29), who died 1879, 
received his degree of A. M. from Princeton, and of M. D. from 
the University of Pennsylvania ; practiced his profession, lastly, 
in Brooklyn. He married Mary, daughter of Jacob Gulick, of 
Kingston, and had by her : Charles, a druggist of Brooklyn, mar- 
ried Maria, daughter of Dr. Alfred Dayton, of Matawan ; Lydia 
S., married Alfred Sampson, of New York ; at their early death, 
left a daughter, Mattie S. ; Richard Montgomery, married a 
daughter of John Ward, of Brooklyn ; and Kate Nelson, married 
George McFarlane. 

Charles G. (36), son of Richard M. (29), educated at Princeton, 
a merchant of Trenton, and married Sarah Ann, daughter of John 
S. Maxwell, by whom he had children : Maxwell, a lawyer, settled 
in Burlington, Iowa, married Elmira Schenck, of that place ; Ma- 
tilda, died young ; and Louisa, married James Peasley, cashier of 
the Bank in Burlington, Iowa. 

Matilda, daughter of Richard M. (29), married Samuel M. 
Hamill, D. D., son of Robert Hamill, of Norristown, Pa., who was 
graduated by Jefferson College, Pa., received his theological edu- 
cation at Princeton, was president of the New Jersey Historical 
Society, a director of the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum, a 
member of the board of trustees of the Princeton Theological 
Seminary, and Principal of the High School established at Law- 
renceville, N. J., more than sixty years ago, over which he has 


presided most of that time, and which has, under his able man- 
agement, continued to extend, far and wide, its beneficent influ- 
ence. Their children are : Mary, wife of Edward P. Wood, a 
Presbyterian clergyman, and son of James Wood, D. D., professor 
of theology at New Albany, and president of Hanover College ; 
Robert, died young ; Isabella ; Maxwell ; Richard ; last three died 
in childhood ; Charles, died, aged 18, while a student in Princeton 
College ; Hugh H., a graduate of Princeton, a lawyer of Trenton, 
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Barker Gummere ; Maud ; 
and Samuel M., a graduate of Princeton. 

Sidney B. (37), son of Richard M. (29), occupied the homestead 
in Lawrenceville ; married, first, Ellen, daughter of Dr. Horatio 
Sansbury, of Princeton. She died 1866, aged 40, leaving chil- 
dren : Horatio S., died, aged 18 ; Mary M., died in youth ; Catha- 
rine H., died young ; and Alfred Dickinson. His second wife was 
Maria Grey, of Princeton, who died 1877, leaving children, Charles 
and Nellie. 

Joseph (3), son of William (1), was an elder of the Ewing 
Church ; died March 12th, 1784, aged 85, having married Eliza- 
beth Mershon, who died March 12th, 1775, aged 61. Their chil- 
dren were : Jemima, born August 2d, 1742, married James Hunt ; 
Sarah, born August 19th, 1744, wife of Thomas Smith ; Ann, born 
March 20th, 1748 ; and Joseph (38). 

Joseph (38), son of Joseph (3), who died February 23d, 1826, 
aged 75, married Hannah, daughter of Richard Lanning, (see 
Lanning family, No. 4.) She died February 2d, 1828, aged 65, 
having had children: Charles (39); Elizabeth, born March 5th, 
1784, married Enos Hart ; Ann, born December 6th, 1785, married 
Abijah Lanning ; Isaac, died in childhood ; Rachel, born March 
6th, 1789, married Asher Hill, and died 1825 ; Rhoda, died in 
infancy ; Jemima, born January 12th, 1793 ; Sarah, born March 
14th, 1795, married John Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, 
No. 9); Burgis Allison, born November 14th, 1796, married, and 
lived in Illinois ; Enoch Wilson, born March 14th, 1799, married 
Susan Cook ; Margaret, born January 3d, 1801, second wife of 
Asher Hill ; Lydia, born February 3d, 1803, married Samuel B. 
Green (60) ; and Mary, died in childhood. 

Charles (39).. son of Joseph (38), who died 1859, aged 77, mar- 
ried Eliza, daughter of Josiah Hazard, widow of Charles Hen- 
drickson. Their children are : Joseph, died in childhood ; John ; 
Cornelia, married George Cook ; Elizabeth, married George Fow- 
ler ; Amanda ; Sarah ; and Charles. 


William (4), son of William (1), who died 1786, aged 84, was 
one of the corporators of Trenton First Church (now Ewing) from 
1756 to 1764. He married Lydia, daughter of Enoch Armitage, 
by whom he had Enoch (40); William (41); Joanna, wife of 
Christopher Howell, (see Howell family, No. 2); and Mary, wife 
of Daniel Howell, (see Howell family, No. 37.) 

Rev. Enoch (40), son of William (4), was graduated by Prince- 
ton College, and after a course of theology, was licensed to preach, 
and became pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, N. J., 
1766. He served for a short time as chaplain in the Revolutionary 
army, and there contracted the camp fever, of which he died, De- 
cember 2d, 1776, aged 42 ; is buried in the aisle of the church. He 
married Mary, eldest daughter of Rev. Charles Beatty, (see Beatty 
family, No. 2,) who retained, in vigorous exercise, her mental 
powers, which were of a high order, till her death, May 2d, 1842, 
in the 96th year of her age. She is buried in the grounds of the 
Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Pine streets, Phila- 
delphia. Their children were : William Enoch (42) ; Ann, mar- 
ried Benjamin Guild, (see Guild family, No. 4); and Charles 
Beatty (43.) 

William E. (42), son of Enoch (40), a man of high moral char- 
acter, was suddenly cut off by injuries received from being drag- 
ged around the field by his horse, his foot being entangled in 
the halter, July 31st, 1813, aged 41. He married Charity, daugh- 
ter of John Guild, (see Guild family, No. 3,) by whom he had : 
Enoch, died unmarried ; Mary Ann ; Charles Beatty, a graduate 
of Princeton, was admitted to the New Jersey bar, but practiced 
his profession in Livingston, Miss., where he died, unmarried, 
September 17th, 1834, aged 30, a young man of much promise ; 
Elizabeth G. ; Philip Physic, a merchant, died October 29th, 1860, 
unmarried ; and William E. His widow married Pierson Read- 
ing, (see Reading family, No. 19.) 

Elizabeth G., daughter of William (42), married James W. 
Moore, D. D., and settled at Little Rock, Ark., and had children : 
William E., a graduate of Princeton, became a merchant ; mar- 
ried Sallie A. Washington, of Somerville, Tenn, ; was a captain in 
the Confederate army, and fell at the battle of Chickamauga, Sep- 
tember 20th, 1863 ; Mary W., married William B. Nash, of Vir- 
ginia ; Charles Beatty, a graduate of Princeton College, a lawyer 
of Little Rock, served in the Southern arory as a staff officer, 
with the rank of major, he married Louisa B., daughter of Rev. 


Joshua F. Green ; James W., a physician, surgeon in the Confed- 
erate army, married Maggie, daughter of Rev. Dr. Lapsley, of 
Nashville, Tenn. ; Alexander, died young ; Henry W., a graduate 
of the University of Virginia, a lawyer ; Philip G., died young ; 
and Elizabeth L. 

Charles B. (43), son of Rev. Enoch (40), became a member of 
the New Jersey bar, 1802 ; removed to Natchez, Miss., where he 
soon became distinguished, and gained a lucrative practice. He 
was many times returned to the house of representatives, of which 
he was once speaker ; was also a member of the Senate. In the 
military service, he was elevated to the rank of general, and was 
known, the latter part of his life, as Gen. Green. He married 
Mrs. Helen Andrews, daughter of Col. Girault, of Mississippi, and 
by her had seven sons and six daughters — only three attained 
maturity : William, married, and resided in New Orleans ; had 
children : Charles, William, Stewart, and Helen ; Cordelia, mar- 
ried Mr. Rowan ; aud Helen, married Mr. Ross, of Port Gibson. 

William (41), son of William (4), who died October 30th, 1815, 
aged 72, married Phebe, daughter of Samuel Moore, (see Moore 
family, No. 16,) who died February 16th, 1837, aged 84, having 
had children : Enoch, a physician, went South, and died young, 
at Savannah, Ga. ; Elijah, not married, died 1850, aged 68 ; Sam- 
uel (44); Lydia, married Israel Carle; Rebecca, maried John 
Welling, (see Welling family, No. 3) ; Sarah, died May 28th, 
1828, aged 44 ; and Mary, wife of John Jones, (see Jones family, 
No. 4.) 

Samuel (44), son of William (41), died April 1st, 1859, aged 68, 
having married Mary, daughter of Henry Perrine, of Monmouth, 
who died November 25th, 1847, aged 52. Their children were : 
Emily, wife of Henry Bilyeu ; William A. (45) ; Phebe, wife of 
Francis Sneed; Henry (46); Lydia; Sarah, wife of David Jef- 
fries ; Hannah, wife of Henry Lanning ; Lewis, went to Australia, 
and there married ; and John, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
William Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 23) ; has children, 
Margaret and Sarah. 

William A. (45), son of Samuel (44), married Catharine, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Moore, (see Moore family, No. 35,) whose children 
are : Maxwell, married Harriet Vancleve ; Mary, wife of Col. 
Ridgeway ; and Joseph, married Helen Forker. 

Henry P. (46), son of Samuel (44), married Virginia, daughter 
of Amos Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 8.) Their children are : 


William, married Augustine, daughter of William Scudder, (se9 
Scudder family, No. 23) ; Frederic, married Mary Lee ; Anna, 
died in youth ; Florence, died in childhood ; Henry ; and Reeder. 

Benjamin (5), son of William (1), who was one of the first com- 
mon councilmen of Trenton after it was made a borough, married 
Martha, daughter of Stephen Dean, (see Dean family, No. 2.) She 
died May 30th, 1768, aged 57, having had children : Joseph (47) ; 
Elizabeth, died in childhood ; Benjamin (48); Martha, died aged 
21 ; Hannah ; Deborah, wife of Timothy Howell, (see Howell fam- 
ily, No. 8); Hezekiah, died unmarried; Charity, married Philip 
Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 5) ; and William, died 

Joseph (47) son of Benjamin (5), who died 1806, aged 69, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Mr. Gillis, a Presbyterian clergy- 
man. She died March 13th, 1826, aged 80. Their children were : 
Richard (49); James Cummings (50); John (51); Archibald, died 
1783, aged 16 ; Joseph, died 1845, aged 58, not married ; Jane, 
died in infancy ; Martha, died 1796, aged 19 ; Phebe, wife of- 
Timothy Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 11,) moved to 
Illinois, and died 1867, aged 67 ; Jane, married Ezekiel Quick, of 
Amwell ; and Sarah, married Edward Hepburn, and died 1855, 
aged 68. 

Richard (49), son of Joseph (47), married Jane, daughter of 
Jacob Quick, of Amwell, who died 1852, aged 81. They had one 
child, Martha, who married Samuel T. Atchley, whose children 
are : Richard G., Jane, Charles, Sarah, and David. 

James Cummings (50), son of Joseph (47), died January 3d, 
1852, aged 78, having married Kesiah Baldwin, who died October 
3d, 1848, aged 68, by whom he had children : Maria, married 
Andrew Reed, (see Reed family, No. 12) ; Archibald, for several 
years an elder of the Ewing Church, died 1863, unmarried ; 
David (52); Jane, wife of Nathaniel Coleman, (see Coleman fam- 
ily, No. 5); Sarah, wife of Charles E. Scott; Eliza, died 1858; 
Andrew (53) ; Martha, wife of George Smith ; and Daniel, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Job Mershon, and has children : 
Archibald, Louisa, and Edward. 

David (52), son of James Cummings (50), married Rhoda Van- 
kirk, and had children : Elizabeth, married William Burd; James ; 
and Jane, married Armitage Green. 

Andrew (53), son of James Cummings (50), married Susan, 
daughter of Job Mershon ; had children : Emma ; Sarah ; Mary 
Elizabeth ; Fanny ; Corydon ; and George. 


John (51), son of Joseph (47), married Elizabeth, widow of 
Enoch Vankirk, daughter of Stephen Black well, of Hopewell, and 
had children : Stephen B., died in Illinois ; not married ; Eliza 
Ann, wife of Augustus Green (22); David, died in infancy ; Louisa 
Jane, wife of Timothy Howell, (see Howell family, No. 26) ; and 

Sarah, daughter pf Joseph (47), married Edward Hepburn, 
and died 1855, aged 68, haying had children: John; Sarah; 
Mary, wife of George Reed, (see Beed family, No. 6); Jane, mar- 
ried, successively, Stephen Moore and Henry Wood; William, 
married Matilda, daughter of John Stout; Elizabeth, wife of 
Daniel Stout ; Edward, married Elizabeth, daughter of William 
Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 10); and Harriet, wife 
of William Titus. 

Benjamin (48), son of Benjamin (5), whose will is dated 1797, 
married Rebecca, sister of Joshua Jones, by whom he had William 
B. (54); Benjamin (55); Noah, married Barbara Allen, of Easton, 
where he resided, they had a son, Benjamin, who married Ann 
Ashmore, and, moved to Illinois; Joseph (56); Ralph (57); 
Israel (58); and Elijah (59.) 

William B. (54), son of Benjamin (48), who died January 13th, 
1837, aged 75, by his marriage with Rebecca, daughter of Rich- 
ard Green (6), who died May 4th, 1817, aged 52, had children: 
Samuel B. (60); Enoch, married, and moved to Illinois; Abijah, 
married, and went to Kentucky, where he died, leaving one daugh- 
ter ; William, married, in Philadelphia ; Rebecca, wife of William 
Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 10); Ely, married his 
cousin, Deborah, daughter of Joseph Green (56) ; and Mary, 
married, in succession, Montgomery Phillips and Peter Vanzandt 

Samuel B. (60), son of William B. (54), married, first, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jonathan Cook, (see Cook family, No. 2,) and had 
children : Mary, first wife of William Reed, (see Reed family, No. 
13); and Jonathan, married Elizabeth, daughter of Elias Hart, 
(see Hart family, No. 18,) has one daughter, Lydia, wife of Wil- 
liam Morris; his second wife was Lydia, daughter of Joseph 
Green (38), whose children are : Armitage, married Jane, daugh- 
ter of David Green (52,) have one daughter, Ella, wife of Samuel 
Atchley ; and Mary Elizabeth. 

Benjamin (55), son of Benjamin (48), died April 10th, 1826, 
having married, first, Hannah, daughter of Joseph Tindall, (see 
Tindall family, No. 2,) and had a son, George, who married, sue- 


cessively, Miss Temple, Rachel Phillips, and widow TJrie Cole, and 
died 1855, aged 62. His second wife was Elizabeth, sister of his 
former wife, and widow of Jacob Hendrickson, by whom he had : 
Noah (61) ; Benjamin (62); Thomas (63); Hannah, wife of John 
Hull ; and Mercy. 

Noah (61), son of Benjamin (55), resided in Princeton ; mar- 
ried Mary Loughbury, and had children : James, married ; Sam- 
uel, married Miss Evert ; Mary E., wife of William Hutchinson ; 
and Anna. 

Benjamin (62), son of Benjamin (55), resided in Lawrence; 
married Sarah Loughbury, and had children : Sarah, married Mr. 
Denston, and lives in Brooklyn ; Benjamin ; John ; Addison ; and 

Thomas (63), son of Benjamin (55), married, and died 1844, 
having had children : Aaron, married, and lives ih Princeton ; 
Benjamin, married Margaret Plew, of Illinois, and lives in Texas ; 
Charles, married Anna Robins ; lives in Kingston ; Mary I., wife 
of Mr. Wells, of Long Branch ; Rachel ; Henry ; and Elizabeth. 

Joseph (56), son of Benjamin (48), married, first, Nancy, 
daughter of William R. Green (8), by whom he had : Rebecca, 
wife of John B. Moore ; Elizabeth Ann ; and Maria. His second 
wife was Martha, daughter of Timothy Howell, (see Howell fam- 
ily, No. 8), by whom he had : Sarah ; and Deborah, wife of Ely 

Ralph (57), son of Benjamin (48), who died 1828, aged 86, by 
his wife, Sarah, daughter of John Welling, (see Welling family, 
No. 2.) had children; Mary, wife of Lemuel Franklin; Lydia, 
wife of Robert Aitkin ; Wesley H. ; Matilda ; Ralph H. ; Theodo- 
cia ; and Hannah Louisa. 

Israel (58 \ son of Benjamin (48), died 1819, aged 39, having 
married Hannah, daughter of Nathaniel Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 6,) whose children are : Susan ; Eliza, married John 
Gallager ; Nathaniel F., married Eliza Bradis ; and Eleanor, died 
1824, aged 17. 

Elijah B. (59), son of Benjamin (48), died 1828, aged 46, having 
had children, by his wife, Mary, daughter of William Anthony, 
(see Anthony family, No. 2) : Anthony, married Elizabeth McKin- 
ney ; Catharine, wife of William Lyons ; Emeline, wife, first, of 
Charles Keylman; second, of Judge Bentley, of Williamsport ; 
and John Biles* a merchant of Philadelphia, married Mary Brad- 
ley, and has children, Mary and Elizabeth. 

Mfte €fuilfl gamily. 

The Eev. John Guild (2), for nearly fifty years pastor of the 
Church of Hopewell or Pennington, was the son of John (1) and 
Esther Guild, .of Wrentham, Mass., was graduated at Harvard 
University, Cambridge, was licensed to preach 1737, and was 
ordained and appointed, in 1741, over the Church of Hopewell, 
and one-fourth of his time over the Church of Maidenhead, and 
also, after the death of Mr. Cowell, supplied the vacant pulpit of 
the Trenton Church. Mr. Guild's pastorate extended through an 
eventful period in the history of the church, during which he 
conducted himself with exemplary wisdom, and also through the 
troubles of the Eevolution. Though a clergyman, and therefore 
a non-combatant, yet he was too well known as a firm and earnest 
patriot, to escape the alarms and depredations occasioned by 
prowling bands of British soldiery. At one time he was obliged 
to fly for refuge, with his children, to Pennsylvania, the enemy, 
in the meantime, ravaging the country, entering his house, de- 
stroying his papers, tearing his books, converting his church to 
barracks, hacking and cutting the pews, and breaking to pieces 
the marble-topped communion table, and committing other acts 
of wanton destruction, to the terror of the inhabitants. 

The Eev. John Guild's funeral sermon was preached by the 
Eev. Samuel Stanhope Smith, president of the College of New 
Jersey, and his epitaph, still to be seen on his monument, in Pen- 
nington church-yard, was composed by the Eev. Dr. John Wood- 
hull, of Freehold. 

In memory of the 

Eev. John Guild, 

Pastor of this congregation 47 years, 

who departed this life 

July 10th, 1787, 

aged 75 years. 

In yonder sacred desk 

I spent my painful breath 

In warning sinners of eternal death. 

Now dust and ashes, I 

From this cold marble cry : 

Sinners, be warned and to the Saviour fly. 


By his marriage with Charity, daughter of Ralph Hunt, of 
Stony Brook, and sister of Azariah Hunt, a man prominent in 
public business, who died 1776, aged 44, had issue : John (3) ; 
Charity, wife of George Muirheid, (see Muirheid family, No. 4); 
Phebe, married Titus Hart, (see Hart family, No. 16); Mercy, 
married Jesse Christopher, whose children are : Charles, married 
Rebecca Lippincott, John, not married, Charity, married John 
Davison ; and Catharine, married Ephraim Scudder, (see Scudder 
family, No. 25); Mary, the wife of John Howell, (see Howell fam- 
ily, No. 38); Esther, the wife of John Welling, (see Welling fam- 
ily, No. 2); Margaret, wife of John Price Hunt, (see Hunt family, 
No. 12); Benjamin (4); and Ralph, married Sarah Emley; no 

John (3), son of Rev. John (2), who died 1825, aged 75, resided 
in Ewing, and married Abigail, daughter of Daniel Howell, (see 
Howell family, No. 3) — she died 1818, aged 62 — and by her had : 
Charity, born September 24th, 1781, married, first, William E. 
Green, (see Green family, No. 42); and, second, Pierson Reading, 
(see Reading family, No. 19); Mary, born November 17th, 1784, 
married Clark Chambers, (see Chambers family, No. 9); Elizabeth 
Howell, born April 28th, 1791, became the wife of John C. Moore, 
(see Moore family, No. 24); Ann Green, born November 25th, 
1793, married Thomas Millett, whose children are : John, Antoi- 
nette, William, and Thomas, a lawyer ; John, born 1797, not mar- 

Benjamin (4) son of John (2), was a merchant at Pittstown, 
and afterwards at New Brunswick, where he died, 1815, aged 41, 
having married Ann, daughter of Rev. Enoch Green, (see Green 
family, No. 40,) a woman of great worth, who, after the death of 
her husband, removed to Philadelphia, where she lived till her 
death, 1846, aged 73. She is buried in the cemetery of Prince- 
ton. Their children : John, a shipping merchant of Philadelphia, 
died 1826, aged 32, in Vera Cruz, Mexico, while on a visit there ; 
Maria, is buried in Princeton ; Christiana B., buried in Prince- 
ton ; Elizabeth ; Ralph (5); Charles B. Green, was graduated by 
Princeton College, and died there, while pursuing his theological 
studies ; and Ann Matilda, married Galbraith Stewart, of West 
Philadelphia ; she died 1849. 

Ralph (5), son of Benjamin (4), was connected with Stevenson 
& Co., shipping merchants, of Philadelphia; and while on his 
return from a trading expedition to the interior of Mexico, was 


taken prisoner by a horde of pirates, who were lying in wait for 
them, and held in captivity two months, when a United States 
vessel came to their relief, broke up their fortified nest, after hav- 
ing killed sixteen of them, and released their captives. Mr. Guild 
afterwards became a merchant of St. Girardeau, Mo., was receiver 
of the land office, and was also a major in the state militia ; and 
was at one time on an expedition against the Indians, acting as 
aid to the major-general. He married Ellen M., daughter of 
Elijah P. Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 20,) of Easton, and after- 
wards took up his residence in retirement, at Princeton. 

ffif[e Jcf[n anfl Joseph 5pai|t family. 

John Hart (1) and Joseph Hart (2) came to Hopewell township 
near the beginning of the eighteenth century, as the name of John 
is signed to an agreement dated August 26th, 1703. They are 
believed to be brothers from the fact that they came together, 
purchased farms adjoining each other, and, above all, from the 
striking resemblance that their descendants bear to each other, 
even to the fourth and fifth generations, for they are remarkable 
for their light eyes and hair and a peculiarly fair complexion, 
which caused them to be designated as the "White Harts," to 
distinguish them from the descendants of Maj. Kalph Hart and 
Capt. Edward Hart, called, from their black hair and eyes and 
dark skin, the " Black Harts." 

John (1), whose will is dated 1753, had a wife, Sarah, and chil- 
dren : John (3); Eichard (4); Mary, wife of Benjamin Moore, 
(see Moore family, No. 8); Elizabeth ; and Joanna, who probably 
died unmarried, as her property was administered upon in 1783, 
by Israel Moore. 

John (3), son of John (1), the date of whose will is 1774, mar- 
ried Hannah, daughter of Theophilus Phillips, (see Phillips fam- 
ily, No. 2); had children : Elijah (5); Maj. John, died unmarried 
1812 ; left £10 to the Pennington Church, and his property to 
his brother's (Elijah's) children; Philip (6); Abner (7); Fanny, 
married Joab Mershon ; Kebecca, married John Marshal ; Abigail, 
became the second wife of Joab Mershon. 

Elijah (5), son of John (3), married Kebecca Mershon, and by 
her had Eichard ; Nathaniel, died 1820, probably not married ; a 
daughter, married Mr. Phillips, and had a daughter, Frances; 
Catharine, married Mr. Hunt, and had sons : Charles, Theodore, 
and Elijah, and perhaps others. 

Philip (6), son of John (3), died 1831, aged 76 ; married Han- 
nah Palmer. She died 1829, aged 74. Their children were : 
Joseph, who married Catharine Houghton, had a son, Edmond, 



who lives in California ; Edmond, died 1818, aged 26 ; John (8); 
Abner (9); Palmer; Israel; Susan; Clara, wife of Louis Dunn, 
of Trenton ; Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Atchley. 

John (8), son of Philip (6), married Ure Golden, and had chil- 
dren : Hannah, died, aged 18 ; Catharine, married Howell Dalzall ; 
Sarah, married Byard Updike ; John, married Rosa Updike ; Wil- 
liam ; Theodosia ; Harriet ; Washington ; and Joshua, killed on 
the railroad. 

Abner (9), son of Philip (6), married Abigail, daughter of Rich- 
ard Hunt ; had children : Noah, married Elizabeth Phillips ; Cor- 
nelia, died, aged 15 ; Wilson, married Hannah Banbridge ; and 

Abner (7), son of John (3), born 1762, married Jane, daughter 
of Creinyonce Vancleve, (see Vancleve family, No. 4,) and had by 
her: John Vancleve (10); Joab, born 1788, married Jane Pettit ; 
Aaron, married Miss Leonard ; Fanny, married John Blackwell ; 
Catharine, married Aaron Titus. 

John Vancleve (10), son of Abner (7), became a merchant, resident 
in Philadelphia, married Keziah, daughter of Theophilus Moore, 
(see Moore family, No. 23,) whose children were : Theodore, 
graduated at Princeton College, but died young ; Alexander, also 
a graduate of Princeton, and a physician of Philadelphia, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Dr. Israel Clarke, of or near Lawrence- 
ville ; John, killed while youug ; Frederic, married, has two sons 
in California ; Cornelia, married Judge Oswald Thompson, of 
Philadelphia ; has children : Cornelia, married Mr. Kelley, a law- 
yer of Philadelphia, Helen, wife of Rev. Dr. James Knox, of New 
York, and Julia ; Theophilus P. M., married Jane, daughter of 
John Ellis, of New York ; has children : Henry Ellis, Oswald 
Thompson, Lizzie, and Adele. 

Richard (4), son of John (1), died 1773, having married Mar- 
garet Snowden, who survived her husband till 1817, aged 92, 
leaving children : John R. (11); Margaret, wife of Jacob Ashton ; 
Mary, wife of John Dean, (see Dean family, No. 3); Sarah, wife of 
Timothy Hart, (16) ; Joseph, inherited the homestead on Rogers 
road; married Sarah, daughter of Andrew Huff; Asher (12); 
Hannah ; Phebe ; and Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Carpenter. 

John R. (ll)j son of Richard (4), died 1845, aged 92; was 
buried in Pennington ; his wife was Mary, daughter of Stephen 
Dean, of Ewing, (see Dean family, No. 2); she died 1807, leaving 


children : Naomi, married John Baldwin ; Annie, married Jona- 
than Grey ; Phebe, not married ; Richard (13) ; Dean, married 
Mary, daughter of John Farley, of Titusville ; has children, 
George, Alfred, Mary E., and Emeline. 

Richard (13), son of John (11), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Amos Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 25,) by whom he had 
children : Jerusha, married Moses Burroughs, (see Burroughs 
family, No. 18) ; John R., married Eliza, daughter of Philip Bur- 
roughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 8) ; lives at Lambertville ; 
Amos Lanning, married Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Smith ; has 
children : Isaac S., Mary Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, Richard H., and 
Susan E. 

Asher (12), son of Richard (4), died 1846, aged 86, and was 
buried with his first wife and daughter, Mary, in the Lawrence- 
ville cemetery. He married, first, Abigail, daughter of Samuel 
Hunt. She died 1820, aged 58, leaving children : Samuel Stock- 
ton, married Jemima, daughter of Daniel Lanning ; Rebecca, died 
1846, aged 56 ; Abigail Hunt, wife of Smith Williams ; Margaret ; 
and Mary, died 1828, aged 56. His second wife was Sarah, 
daughter of John Temple, (see Temple family, No. 6); she died 
1840, aged 80 ; is buried in the Ewing church-yard. 

Joseph (2), brother of John (1), the other ancestor of the 
"White Harts," whose will bears date 1776, married, and had 
children : Joseph (14); Amos (15); Abigail, married Joshua Reed, 
(see Reed family, No. 3) ; Mary, married Jeremiah Woolsey, (see 
Woolsey family, No. 4); Naomi, married John Howell, (see Howell 
family, No. 7); and Lois. 

Joseph (14), son. of Joseph (2), died 1794; married Frances, 
daughter of Theophilus Phillips, (see Phillips family, No. 2.) 
Their children were: Timothy (16); Theophilus, died young; 
Aaron (17) ; Joseph ; Amos, married Mary, a daughter of Capt. 
Timothy Titus, (see Titus family, No. 36,) and removed to the lake 
country of New York, where their descendants are to be found ; 
Israel (18); Susan, married John Phillips ; and Jane. 

Timothy (16), son of Joseph (14), married Sarah Hart, and had 
by her : Theophilus, an elder of the Ewing Church, died unmar- 
ried, 1854, aged 64 ; Israel, settled in New York state ; Lott ; 
Phebe, married Obadiah Akers, and removed to New York ; Han- 
nah, married Mr. Vliet ; Jane, married Ralph Herron ; Hulda ; 
and Joseph, married Theodosia Stout; removed to New York 
state ; had children : George, died 1855, aged 36, Eveline, died 




1858, Catharine, died in infancy, Jesse, died 1843, William A., 
married Mary S. Heacock, Kate E., and Aaron. 

Aaron (17), son of Joseph (14), died 1853, aged 85; married 
Rebecca, only child of Amos Moore, (see Moore family, No. 19.) 
She died 1826, aged 54, leaving children : Amos, who died 1826, 
aged 33 ; Ann, married James Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, 
No. 23); Smith (20); Aaron (21); and George (22). 

Smith (20), son of Aaron (17), married Ann, daughter of Rich- 
ard Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 24.) Their children are : 
Joseph Scudder, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Neely, of 
Bucks county, Pa. ; Rebecca, married John R. Hendrickson, son 
of Timothy ; Dr. Israel, a graduate of Lafayette College, a physi- 
cian of the University of Pennsylvania, married Marie Josephine, 
daughter of Peter Tellier, of Easton, Pa. ; Sarah, married Joseph 
Frisbie, merchant, of Pennington ; Alfred, married Catharine Tel- 
lier, sister of the former ; Margaret ; and Frances, died in infancy. 

Aaron (21), son of Aaron (17), married Rebecca, daughter of 
Noah Stout. Their children are : Mary Ann ; Noah ; Amos, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Wilson ; Elizabeth, died in youth ; Sarah, married 
John Schenck ; Frances, died young ; Charles, married Margaret 
Swan ; Augustus, married Ada, daughter of Burroughs Matthews. 

George (22), son of Aaron (17), was president of Quaker City 
Insurance Company ; died 1871 ; resided in Philadelphia. He 
married, first, Elizabeth Graham ; second, her sister, Mary ; had 
Aaron, who married Alice Bowker, of Clarksville; and Joseph, 
married, and resides in St. Louis. 

Israel (18), son of Joseph (14), lived in Pennington till his 
death, 1828, aged 56. He married Mary, daughter of John Da- 
vison. She survived her husband till 1856, aged 75. Their chil- 
dren were : John D., married Elizabeth "Welling, widow of Dr. 
Springer, and died 1838, aged 32, having had one son, Israel ; 
died in infancy ; Rebecca Ann, married Simeon Phillips, of Wood- 
bridge, children : William and Mary ; Mary ; and Frances, died, 
aged 19. (^ 

Amos (15), son of Joseph, married Miss Burrowes, and had by 
ber, children : Mary, second wife of Ralph Lanning, (see Lanning 
family, No. 3); Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 5) ; Rebecca, wife of Ezekiel Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 10); Foster Burrowes (23); Asher (24). His second 
wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Fish, (see Fish family, 
No. 4,) whose son, Asa, probably it was, who married a Miss 


Nourse (?), and had children : Asher, Keuben, Anna, and a daugh- 
ter, married Theophilus Phillips.' His third wife was Margaret 

Foster Burrowes (23), son of Amos (15), died 1830, aged 64 ; 
lived in New Hope, Pa. He married, and had children : Foster 
B., died young — killed by a fall from a tree ; William, married 
Mary, daughter of Samuel Stockton, of Trenton ; he was a volun- 
teer in the Union ranks ; was taken prisoner, and was supposed 
to have died in Libby prison ; Susan, married Robert Mellen, a 
lawyer of New Hope, Pa. ; Phebe, died 1803 ; Eliza Ann, died 
1807 ; Sarah Ann, died, 1810. 

Asher (24), son of Amos (15), married Mary, daughter of Wil- 
liam Moore, (see Moore family, No. 31. ) Both he and his father- 
in-law moved to Coshocton, Ohio. He had children : Eliza, mar- 
ried Benjamin Webb ; Lois, married Nathaniel Webb — both sons 
of Dr. Webb, who after the decease of Mr. Hart, married his 

Mfye Bctlpfy anfl ^3wai|3 ^ai[t gamily. 

Major Ealph Hart (1) was one of the earliest settlers of Hope- 
well, and is believed to have come from Stonington, Conn., pre- 
ceding his brother, Capt. Edward (2), a few years. He purchased 
and occupied a farm adjoining the Lawrence line, on the road 
leading from Ewingville to Lawrenceville. He married a Fur- 
man, it is supposed, and left, at his death, 1749, a widow, Sarah. 
His children were : Benjamin (3); Samuel (4) — who shared equally 
the homestead; Ralph (5); Josiah (6); Mary, married John Car- 
penter, of Jamaica, Long Island, whose children are ; Hezekiah, 
John, married Ann, daughter of Creinyonce Vancleve, (see Van- 
cleve family, No. 4), Mary, wife of John Hunt, of Pennington, 
Sarah, wife of Augustin Moore, Hannah, wife of Maj. Stephen 
Burrowes, and Catharine, wife of Israel Moore, (see Moore fam- 
ily, No. 11); Mercy, married Joseph Tindall; Martha, married 
Robert Lanning ; Elizabeth, married Joseph Jones ; and Abigail, 
married Stephen Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 2.) 

Benjamin (3), son of Ralph (1), died 1806. By his marriage 
with Hannah Cook, of Trenton, had children : Farmela, died De- 
cember 4th, 1827, aged 75 ; married Nathan Harker (Harcourt), 
and had a son, John, who died 1827, aged 39, having married 
Deborah Hart ; Martha, married a Hart or Salathiel Peirson ; 
Jemima, married Jehiel Pierson ; Stephen ; William, married 
Hannah, daughter of Daniel Lanning, (see Lanning family, No» 
6) ; died 1826, aged 88 ; his children were : William, Israel, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Lanning, Jemima, married Joseph 
Pierson, and Elizabeth ; John ; Absalom, married, and had chil- 
dren : Daniel, Absalom, and Mary, wife of Frank Plumley ; Eli- 
jah (7); Benjamin ; Elisha ; Mercy ; Hannah ; Abigail, died 1846, 
aged 84 ; Mary ; Sarah ; Nathaniel ; and Ralph, who died March 
8th, 1830, aged 73, having had by his wife, Hannah Carter, who 
died March 14th, 1835, aged 83, children : William, John, Phebe, 
Sarah, Susan, Elizabeth, and Martha. 

Elijah (7), son of Benjamin (3), married Elizabeth, daughter of 


John Lanning, of Lawrence, whose children were : Nathaniel ; 
John ; Edward ; Elijah ; Benjamin ; Martha, wife of Elias Golden ; 
Charity, wife of John Hoagland ; and Parmela, wife of John 

Samuel (4), son of Ralph (1), had children by his wife, Sarah 
Webster, of Long Island ; Ralph (8) ; Elias, married Abigail 
Price, of Lawrence ; had children : Ruth, wife of Isaac Howell, 
and Elias, went South; Samuel, married Martha Smith; died 
1779, leaving children : Elias, George, Philemon, and Mary ; Eliza- 
beth, wife of John McCollomb ; Mary, married John "Welling, (see 
Welling family, No. 2), and died, aged 99 ; Hannah, died 1793 ; 
Sarah, married Jeconiah Smith. 

Ralph (8), son of Samuel (4), as a member of a company of 
volunteers, participated in the battle of Monmouth ; died October 
14th, 1829, aged 80. He married Sarah, daughter of Richard 
Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 4) ; had children : Nathaniel ; 
Daniel (9) ; Elizabeth, died 1840, aged 38 ; Matilda ; Eleanor ; 
John, died young ; Levi (10) ; Zenas, with his father, moved, in 
1815, to Elizabet'i, Miami county, Ohio, having married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Joseph Green ; have children : James, Levi, William, 
Joseph Green, Mary, and Elizabeth ; Charles (11); Andrew, joined 
the army in the war of 1812 ; was captured with Gen. Hull ; hav- 
ing been exchanged, he rejoined it, and was never more heard of ; 
and Wilson C, moved to Troy, Ohio, and married Mary Lowry. 

Daniel (9), son of Ralph (8), died February 26th, 1854, aged 
82, having married Elcy, daughter of James Grant; she died 
August 18th, 1828, aged 60 ; had children : Enoch, married Sarah 
Moon, and died, March, 1835, aged 37 ; Pierson, married Marga- 
ret Smith, and died January, 1853, aged 45. 

Levi (10), son of Ralph (8), married Nancy Fulmore, and in 
1811, removed to Troy, Ohio, and had children : John Maxwell, 
married, and lived in Troy ; Ralph S., a lawyer and a judge, re- 
siding in Dayton, Ohio ; James H, also a member of the bar ; in 
the late war was colonel of the Seventy-first Ohio Volunteers, and 
commissioned brigadier-general by brevet ; Isaac W., lives in 
Attica, Iowa ; and Sarah Ann, wife of John F. Clark, a Methodist 
clergyman ; has one daughter. 

Charles (11), son of Ralph (8), moved to Miami county, Ohio ; 
died 1862, aged 79 ; by his wife, Nancy, had children : Eleanor ; 
William, died 1870 ; Levi, died 1865 ; Caroline, died 1833, aged 
17 ; James H ; Wilson C, died at Murfreesboro, Tenn., while in 


the United States service, 1863 ; Henry M., resides in Browns- 
ville, Neb. ; and Martha Ann. |1^ V 

Ralph (5), son of Ralph (l), who died 1872, married, first, Je- 
mima, daughter of George Woolsey, (see Woolsey family, No. H,) 
by whom he had a son, Noah (12) ; second, Miss Updike ; third, 
Penelope (Merrill), mentioned in his will. By which wife the fol- 
lowing children were born, is not known : Jerusha, wife of Moses 
Harfc ; Hannah, wife of Lott Phillips ; Elizabeth, wife of Francis 
Blackwell ; and Mary, wife of George Smith, (see Smith family, 
No. 9.) 

Dr. Noah (12), son of Ralph (5), was a physician, who studied 
his profession, first, in Philadelphia, and afterward continued his 
studies in London and Edinburgh ; resided in New York ; was 
considered one of the most eminent physicians of the day. He 
married a daughter of the Rev. Charles McKnight, a member of 
the New Brunswick Presbytery. He died early, leaving a daugh- 
ter. His widow married Mr. Sinnickson, of lower New Jersey. 

Josiah (6), son of Ralph (1), who died March 22d, 1799, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Titus, (see Titus family, No. 4.) 
Their children were: Elijah (13); Rebecca, born July 19, 1741, 
married Thomas Wilson; Andrew (14); Nathaniel (15); Sarah, 
born March 6th, 1748, married Andrew Smith, (see Smith family, 
No. 9); Elizabeth, married Jacob Ege; Titus (16); Mary, mar- 
ried Ishi Vancleve, (see Vancleve family, No. 9.) 

Elijah (13), son of Josiah (6), married Kesiah, daughter of 
Edward Hunt, whose children are: Enoch (17); Philip, married 
Nancy Hoff ; Hannah, married Edmund Phillips ; Phebe, married 
Asher Atchley ; and Betsy, married Peter Phillips. 

Enoch. (17), son of Elijah (13), a deacon in Ewing Church, 
married Mary, daughter of Daniel Howell, (see Howell family, 
No. 6); had children: Elias (18); Daniel, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Edmond Roberts, they had one child, Deborah, wife of 
Henry Whitenack; Elijah, married Keturah, daughter of Jona- 
than Smith, (see Smith family, No. 8,) and their only daughter is 
Mary, wife of Baker Hill. 

Elias (18), son of Enoch (17), married Sarah, daughter of Jo- 
seph Titus, whose children are : Enoch, married Cornelia Cain, 
their children are : Sarah, Mary E., and Anna ; Elizabeth, wife 
of Jonathan Green ; Joseph, married Sarah, daughter of Simeon 
Phillips ; have children, Simeon and Laura. 

Andrew (14), son of Josiah (6), who died 1817, married Eliza- 


beth, daughter of Adam Ege, and had by her : Asa, married Re- 
becca, daughter of Benjamin Temple, (see Temple family, No. 12); 
Amos, married Hannah, daughter of Capt. Timothy Titus, (see 
Titus family, No. 36); Abner (19); Adam, married Charity Bald- 
win, and had Samuel and Joseph; Hannah, married Job Rob- 
bins ; Mary, wife of Theophilus Stout ; Sarah, wife of John Phil- 
lips ; and Rebecca. 

Abner (19), son of Andrew (14), married Mary Updike, and had 
children : Andrew, married Esther Golden ; William, married 
Caroline Baker ; John, married Penelope Blackwell ; Wilson, mar- 
ried Miss Chamberlain ; and Maria. 

Nathaniel (15), son of Josiah (6), was chosen one of the first 
seven trustees of the Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, in 1786. 
He married Abigail, daughter of Joseph Scudder, (see Scudder 
family, No. 11,) and had by her : Elizabeth, born May 5th, 1778, 
married Levi, son of John Knowles, whose children are : Nathan- 
iel, married Ann M. Lambert, Ralph, married Mary Hoff, Mary, 
Abigail, married Henry Piatt, Eliza, married Lewis Shallcross, 
two Sarahs, and Levi, married Elizabeth A. Croskey, and his 
children are : James R., Julia, Mary, G-en. Oliver, Fannie, William 
B., and Lizzie ; Josiah, born October 21st, 1782, who was also a 
trustee of Hopewell Church, died May, 1864, having married, 
first, Elizabeth, daughter of Israel Moore, (see Moore family, No. 
11); she died August 16th, 1850, aged 67; his second wife was 
the widow Jane Boss (Poor), of Philadelphia ; Mary, born Decem- 
ber 15th, 1784, married Ephraim Roberts, (see Roberts family, 
No. 3,) and Joseph Scudder (20). 

Joseph Scudder (20), son of Nathaniel (15), born September 
14th, 1788, married Abigail, daughter of Sackett Moore, (see 
Moore family, No. 10.) They had children : Nathaniel, married 
Jane Atchley, whose children are : Mary, wife of Smith Scudder ; 
Lizzie, wife of Mr. Buckman, Scudder, married Willhannah 
Scudder, and Emma, wife of Aaron Cook ; Sackett Moore, mar- 
ried Mary Blackwell; have children: Lizzie, wife of Harrison 
Muirheid, and George. 

Titus (16), son of Josiah (6), a deacon in the Pennington 
Church, died 1797, aged 40. He married, first, Rebecca rl ligh- 
ter of Joseph Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 11,) ar 1 had : 
Samuel, not married ; Mary, became the wife, first, of Noah Stout ; 
second, of Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 
7) ; Noah, not married ; Abigail, married Thomas Blackwell ; 


Sarah, married Joseph Furman ; Rebecca, born January 2d, 1791, 
married John Stout, whose children are : Maria, Titus, married 
Mary Ann Krewson, Henry, Jonathan, Rebecca, wife of Elias 
Welling, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Krewson, Sarah, and John. 
His second wife was Phebe, daughter of Rev. John Guild, (see 
Guild family, No. 2.) She died 1834, aged 76, leaving children : 
Esther, born May 8th, 1795, married Peter Black well, and had 
children : Elizabeth, wife of Enoch Titus, Susan, wife of George 
Titus, brother of Enoch, Mary, married Moore Hart, Noah, and 
Samuel, not married ; Chatty, became the second wife of Reuben 
Titus, (see Titus family, No. 28,) having by him one son, John 
Guild, who married Emma, daughter of Wesley Burroughs, (see 
Burroughs family, No. 24.) 

Edward Hart (2), brother of Ralph (I), was of English origin, 
and came, at an early part of the century, and shortly after his 
brother, to Hopewell, from Stonington, Conn., as Mrs. Axford, his 
great-granddaughter, states that she has often heard her grand- 
father, John, the Signer, say, calling himself, at the same time, a 
Yankee. Before the establishment of a Presbyterian Church at 
Pennington, within three miles of which Mr. Hart settled, he car- 
ried his son, John, to the Presbyterian Church of Maidenhead, 
where, December 31st, 1713, he was baptized, as church records 
show, by the Rev. Jedediah Andrews, pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church on Washington Square, Philadelphia. He was a zealous 
supporter of the church, in which he was a ruling elder, and a 
commissioner to the Presbytery of Philadelphia, to place into the 
hands of Rev. John Guild the call of the Pennington congrega- 
tion. He was a man of influence, and active in conducting not 
only the civil concerns of the township, but its military matters 
as well. " Edward Hart," says Sanderson, the able biographer of 
the Signers of Independence, " was one of those brave and loyal 
colonists who generously lent their aid to the military operations 
of England. He exerted himself so far as to raise a corps of vol- 
unteers, the 'Jersey Blues/ then for the first time so called. With 
this corps he marched into Canada, and arrived before Quebec in 
time to participate in the victory of Wolfe."* 

♦This latter part of Sanderson's, though it has often been quoted, is undoubtedly in- 
correct. The battle of Quebec took place June 13th, 1759. Mr. H. had ceased from the 
living before August, 1752, as a deed of conveyance, signed by his sons, John and Daniel, 
proves. On two other occasions, 1715 and 1746-7, England summoned her colonies to 
aid against their enemy, the French.. It was doubtless on one of these that Mr. Hart 
raised his oorps. 


Captain Edward (2), by his wife, Martha, had children : Ed- 
ward (21); Daniel (22); John (23); Martha, not traced; Sarah, 
became the wife, successively, of Timothy Temple, (see Temple 
family, No. 4,) and Stephen Burrowes, by the latter of whom she 
was the mother of Maj. Stephen Burrowes, and of Sarah, wife of 
Andrew Reeder, of Lawrence. 

Edward (21), son of Edward (2), was an active and useful citi- 
zen. His name frequently occurs in connection with the official 
business of the town. He married, and had at least one child. 
Moses, who married Jerusha, daughter of Ralph Hart (5), who died 
1835, aged 91, twenty-three years after her husband, who died 
1812, aged 71. Their children were : Nathaniel W., married Jane, 
daughter of Joseph Reed, who had one child, Sarah, wife of John 
Oreen, of Easton, Pa., (see Green family, No. 26); Jemima, died 
1821, aged 57 ; Catharine, died unmarried, 1840, aged 71 ; Moses, 
not married ; and Amos, married Hannah Waters. 

Daniel (22), son of Edward (2), married, and was killed while 
young, by a negro, leaving a son, Levi (24), who married Mary, 
daughter of Elnathan Hunt, and removed, in 1820, to the lake 
<5ountry of New York. Their children were : Daniel, died young ; 
John H (25); Charity, wife of Nathaniel Bryant, who moved to 
New York state ; Sarah, wife of John Stout, of Rocky Hill ; and 
another daughter. 

John H. (25), son of Levi (24), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Capt. Timothy Titus, of Pennington, (see Titus family, No. 36,) 
and removed, about 1820, to Seneca county, N. Y., where he died, 
at the age of 80, having had children : Titus, married, and lives 
at Trumansville, Tompkins county, N. Y. ; Daniel, married, and 
lives at Romulus, N. Y. ; Enoch, married, and resides in Varick, 
Tompkins county, N. Y. ; Eliza ; Amanda ; and Mary, wife of John 
R. Smith. 

John Hart (23), Signer, son of Edward (2), was born, according 
to the statement of Mrs. Axford, his granddaughter, in Stonington, 
Conn., from where he came, in early childhood, to Pennington, 
and was baptized at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, by the 
Rev. Jedediah Andrews, pastor of the Presbyterian Church on 
Washington Square, Philadelphia. As his father was a man of 
property and influence, we may presume that his son received, if 
not a classical, at least as good an education as was at that time 
attainable. In his New Jersey home, advanced to manhood, he 
employed his time in the pursuits of agriculture and in discharg- 


ing the duties of such minor offices as his fellow citizens chose to 
confer upon him. Though surrounded by all the appliances of 
ease and affluence, devoted to the charms of domestic society, in 
which his kindly nature eminently fitted him to indulge, yet he 
was not an inattentive and unconcerned observer of his country's 
danger, from the unjust encroachments of British power upon her 
liberties. Though office had no charms for his unambitious nature, 
yet he yielded a prompt response to the call of duty and threat- 
ening danger. His entrance into more eminent public life was 
signalized by his having been chosen, in 1761, to represent his dis- 
trict in the colonial legislature, to which he continued to be annu- 
ally elected until 1772. During this period, some of the most 
important resistant and revolutionary movements took place, of 
all of which, John Hart was one of the most active and resolute 
promoters. At its sessions, he protested, and recorded his vote 
against the stamp act, against taxation without representation, 
against interfering with the liberty of the press and trial by jury, 
and especially, by his vote, did he refuse to grant further supplies 
to maintain the king's troops, quartered in the province, which 
refusal of the legislature caused its dissolution by the angry royal 
governor, Franklin. Such, in 1774, was the alarming condition 
of affairs, that a convention was deemed necessary, to take mea- 
sures for the defence of the colony. To this body, known as the 
provincial congress, Mr. Hart was annually elected a delegate from 
Hunterdon county, till its dissolution, in 1776, and from his posi- 
tion as chairman of most important committees, he was evidently 
a leading member. He also shared, throughout its existence, the 
onerous and important duties of the committee of safety, ap- 
pointed by the provincial congress. Before the dissolution of this 
congress, a constitution and* state government were formed, which 
continues to this day. At the first meeting, in August, at Prince- 
ton, under the new government, of the legislature, to which Mr. 
Hart had been returned from Hunterdon county, he was, without 
a dissenting voice, chosen speaker of the house. Owing to the 
persistent encroachments of royal power upon the rights of the 
colonies, the time had come, in the opinion of many, for more 
active measures. Accordingly, a congress of colonial representa- 
tives was convened, in 1774, at Philadelphia. To this august 
body, Mr. Hart was elected as a fit representative of the firmness 
and moderation of the people. Thus, within a period of a few 
months, did he fill three positions of the first importance — that 


of member to the provincial congress, of speaker of the assembly, 
and of delegate to the continental congress. This congress pro- 
posed to accomplish its ends by pacific measures, but these fail- 
ing, a similar congress was called, to meet at the same city the 
next year, 1775. Of this illustrious congress, Mr. Harfc was ap- 
pointed a member by the general assembly of New Jersey. He 
attended its sittings till its adjournment, in August The mem- 
bers of the first and second continental congresses and many of 
the third, though bold]y opposing the exactions and encroach- 
ments of Great Britain, were by no means unanimous in their 
desire of cutting loose, at once, from their allegiance, and of adopt- 
ing the resolution offered in congress by Richard Henry Lee, of 
Virginia, " that all political connection between the colonies and 
Great Britain be dissolved," as their hope of reconciliation with the 
parent country was not yet extinct. When, therefore, four of the 
five delegates chosen by the first legislature under the new gov- 
ernment, to represent them in the congress of 1776, declined to 
accept, from unwillingness to take the step contemplated by Lee's 
resolution, which they regarded as at least premature, five others, 
of bolder spirit, were elected, viz., Richard Stockton, Dr. John 
Witherspoon, president of Princeton College, Judge Francis Hop- 
kinson, Abraham Clark, and John Hart, who, though not equal, in 
professional ability, to the first three, yet was adjudged by the 
people their worthy associate, and fully their peer in soundness of 
judgment, in boldness and firmness of purpose, and in pure and 
enlightened patriotism. These men voted for Lee's famous reso- 
lution, but the glory in which the name of John Hart and his 
compeers is embalmed, culminated when, on the 4th of July, 1776, 
fully alive to the peril which threatened their property, their lives, 
and their families, undismayed, they affixed their names to that 
immortal document which announced to the world the freedom 
of their country and her entrance into the family of nations. 

On these men, and such as these, it was that the great William 
Pitt, Earl of Chatham, in his place on the floor of parliament, pro- 
nounced his celebrated eulogium : " I must declare and avow that, 
in the master states of the world, I know not the people, nor the 
senate, who, under such a complication of difficult circumstances, 
can stand in preference to the delegates of America, assembled 
in general congress at Philadelphia. For genuine sagacity, for 
singular moderation, for solid wisdom, manly spirit, manly senti- 
ments, and simplicity of language, for everything respectable and 


honorable, they stand unrivaled." We have said that Mr. Hart 
was elected speaker of the first assembly in the spring of 1776. 
When, in the same year, the army of Washington, yielding to the 
overwhelming superiority of the British force, was obliged to 
leave New Jersey and cross the Delaware, the legislature also 
became a fugitive, and, after fleeing from place to place, was 
obliged to disperse, but when, after recrossing the Delaware, 
Washington, by the re-inspiriting battles of Trenton and Prince- 
ton, had relieved the state of the enemy, the legislature, at the 
summons of Mr. Hart, convened at Trenton, in January, 1777, 
and again unanimously elected him its speaker, an honor that he 
continued to hold till his failing health compelled his resignation. 
The prominence of Mr. Hart's position, and his well-known fidel- 
ity to the cause of liberty, brought down upon him the intense 
hatred and vengeance of the British, who, after ravaging his 
estates, destroying his extensive mills and other improvements, 
reduced him to a condition of hopeless poverty. But not in the 
loss of property alone did he suffer ; his children were driven, in 
exile, into the neighboring provinces, and he, though hunted 
down with relentless diligence, was prevented from following 
them, by his sense of duty to his country, and by his devoted 
affection for a sick and beloved wife, whose dying couch he could 
visit only by stealth, and at the midnight hour, being compelled, 
in the meantime, in order to evade the vigilance of his pursuers, 
to seek the obscurity of caves and outhouses, and to share with 
its occupant, on one occasion, the kennel of a dog. Such were 
the trials and deprivations which this persecuted but unshaken 
patriot was forced to endure, while discharging what he regarded 
his sacred obligations to his country. Yet he was not permitted 
to live to see the triumph of the cause and the principles which 
had absorbed the devotion of his public life. At about the age 
of 72, honored and beloved by all that knew him, he closed the 
evening of an active life, rendered illustrious by his piety, integ- 
rity, patriotism, and practical wisdom. 

Mr. Hart, though a Presbyterian, having been baptized into 
the communion of this church, and reared in its faith, and wor- 
shiped in its sanctuary, yet could embrace within the folds of 
his truly Christian and catholic spirit, other communions as well. 
He gave to the Baptist Society of Hopewell the ground on which 
their church edifice is built, and he no doubt attended service 
within its walls, in the declining years of his life, as it was near his 


residence ; and had not war made such havoc of his property, we 
should doubtless be able to record many kindred acts of benefi- 
cence, illustrating the kindly promptings of his liberal soul. Of 
Mr. Hart, no reliable portrait exists, so far as is known, but he is 
represented by his cotemporaries as having had black hair and 
eyes, a dark complexion, and a very fine personal presence ; as a 
man of a gentle expression of countenance, of simple, though 
pleasing manners, of unblemished purity ; as one to be relied on 
in every exigency, and of uncompromising integrity in the man- 
agement of public and private trusts — so that, not without reason 
did his friends and acquaintances confer upon him the epithet of 
" Honest John Hart." 

Mr. Hart was buried in the family and neighborhood burying- 
ground of John Price Hunt. 

The State of New Jersey, with a tardy but honorable sense of 
justice, determined, by act approved April 5th, 1865, to erect over 
his grave a monument to his memory. This, with appropriate 
ceremonies and an oration by Gov. Joel Parker, was dedicated 
July 4th, 1865. The monument, set up in the burying-ground of 
the old Hopewell Church, to which his remains had been trans- 
ferred, is a plain, four-sided pyramidal shaft of Quincy granite, 
bearing on its faces the following inscriptions, viz. : 


John Hart, 

A Signer of the Declaration of Independence 

from New Jersey, 

July 4th, 1776. Died 1780. 

[Bight side] — 

Erected by the State of New Jersey, 

by act approved April 5th, 1865. 

Joel Parker, Governor ; 

Edward W. Scudder, President of Senate ; 

Joseph T. Crowell, Speaker of the House; 

Jacob Weart, 

Charles A. Skillman, 

Zephaniah Stout, 


[Left side] — 

First Speaker of Assembly, 

August 27th, 1776 ; 

Member of the Committee of Safety, 



Honor the Patriot's grave. 


Mr. Hart is claimed by the Baptists as a member of their com- 
munion, and is so represented to be in a printed volume of theirs ; 
undoubtedly incorrect. Besides evidence given in the memoir, 
a receipt of his, as late as 1769, for the payment of his dues to 
the Presbyterian Church of Pennington, is found recorded in its 

He died 1780, aged about 72, having married Deborah, young- 
est daughter of Richard Scudder, of Ewing, (see Scudder family, 
No. 8,) who died October 26th, 1776, aged 55. Their children 
were : Sarah ; Jesse (26), born September 19th, 1742 ; Martha, 
born April 10th, 1744 ; Nathaniel (27), born October 29th, 1747 ; 
John (28), born October 29th, 1748 ; Susannah, born August 2d, 
1750 ; Mary, born April 7th, 1752, died, aged 30 ; Abigail, born 
February 10th, 1754 ; Edward (29), born December 20th, 1755 ; 
Scudder, born December 30th, 1757, died young ; a daughter, 
born March 16th, 1761 ; Daniel (30), born August 13th, 1762 ; 
Deborah, born August 21st, 1765. 

Jesse (26), son of John (23), married Martha Mattison, of New 
Jersey, and removed to Washington, Pa. ; had children : John, 
who married, and had children : Deborah, wife of John Arm- 
strong, of Beaver county, Pa., and Martha, wife of John Cowan ; 
Mattison, married Mrs. Thompson, had two daughters, and lived 
in Allegheny City ; Scudder, a prominent business man of Pitts- 
burg, a pioneer in the navigation of the Ohio, and a skillful 
meteorologist, having furnished weather calculations, of great 
accuracy, for many years, for the daily press ; with unimpaired 
faculties, he closed a Christian life, in 1867, aged 92, having mar- 
ried Anna Anderson, of Beaver county, Pa., and Willamina Eich- 
baum, of Pittsburg ; no children ; Deborah, wife of Maj. Robert 
Darragh, of Beaver county, died 1866, aged 90, a woman of ardent 
piety and of singular excellence ; Maj. Darragh survived her six 
years, dying in his 91st year, highly esteemed for his intelligence, 
integrity, and moral worth ; their children were : John S., mar- 
ried Sarah Allison, sister of Hon. John A. Allison, register of the 
United States treasury, Martha A., wife of Hiram Stowe, of Ohio, 
Cinthia B., wife of Dr. Milo Adams, Jesse, died young, was cap- 
tain in the One Hundred and Fortieth Regiment of Pennsylvania 
Volunteers ; married Marianna, daughter of Lewis Reno, James, 
Hart, Mattison, married Josephine Cooper, and Scudder, mar- 
ried Catharine, daughter of Hon. D. Weyand ; Anna, wife of Dr. 
John Dickey, who died at Fort Meigs, 1813, while connected with 


the United States Army ; had sons, John and Newton ; and Aaron, 
largely engaged with his brother in the transportation business, 
married Miss White, and had children : Jesse, married, Emily, 
wife of Nicholas Beck with, John, married at Madison, Ind., 
George, married, no children, Monroe, married, and had chil- 
dren, and Sophia, wife of Joseph Langhorne, and lived at Mays- 
ville, Ky. 

Nathaniel (27), son of John (23), married Betsy Stout, of Hun- 
terdon, N. J., and moved, in 1795, to Mason county, Ky., where 
he died, at the age of 83, having had children : Sarah, married 
Henry Voorhies, of Hunterdon, N. J., and died, aged 68 ; Mabel ; 
Zephaniah, married Mary Arms, of Kentucky, lived in Warren 
county, Ohio, and there died, aged 89 ; Betsy., died, aged 78 ; 
Mary, wife of Stephen Bayless, of Mason county, Ky. ; Charlotte, 
wife of Elijah Houghton, of same place, died, aged 33 ; John (31); 
Zebulon Stout, married Nancy Thomas, of Kentucky, died, aged, 
78, leaving children : Alanson, Joseph, and Jeremiah ; and Na- 
thaniel, married Unity Jane Marshall; lived in Boone county, 
Mo. ; had sons, Joseph and Alfred. 

Judge John (31), son of Nathaniel (27), lived in Lebanon, Ohio ; 
married, first, Mary Corwine, by whom he had children : Zepha- 
niah ; William C. ; and Francis. His second wife was Hannah. 
Pumeo, by whom he had Jeremiah P. 

John (28), son of John (23), about the year 1770, emigrated to 
Point Coupee, La. During the troubles that occurred there some 
years after, he, with many others (English and Americans), be- 
came the victim of the oppressive measures pursued by the Span- 
ish authorities there. He was seized, confined eight months in 
prison, and lost, by confiscation, his large body of slaves and the 
hnindsome property which he had accumulated. On his release, 
h(4 went to Cuba, met with great success as a merchant, at first, 
but with reverses afterward. He finally returned to Hopewell, 
aod by his energy, succeeded again in gathering a comfortable 


es tate. But now the enmity entertained by the British against 
th.*e father was transferred to the son. His buildings were burned, 
hus property destroyed ; and to escape further persecution, by 
removal, he sold the remnant of his once large possessions, took 
"nis pay in continental currency, which, by its rapid depreciation, 

/ left him, in the decline of life, poverty stricken and disheartened. 

' By his marriage with Catharine, daughter of George Knowles, of 
Tacony, Pa., he had children : Mary, wife of Jacob Vandergrift ; 


Susannah, wife of Joseph Hall, of Philadelphia ; Elizabeth, wife 
of James Bowyer ; Sarah, wife of William Reed, of Philadelphia ; 
moved to Ohio ; and John (32). 

John (32), son of John (28), married Mary, daughter of John 
Shreves, an Englishman, of Philadelphia ; had by her : Thomas, 
married Anna Robinson, of Philadelphia county, resided near 
Pittsburg; Mary, wife of George W. Smith, of Philadelphia; 
Catharine, married Henry Bartram ; Elizabeth, wife of James 
Loughead, of Philadelphia ; Frances, wife of Richard Rankin, of 
Staunton, Va. ; Deborah, wife of David Davis, of Philadelphia ; 
Rebecca, wife of Dallas Kneass, of Philadelphia ; Susannah, mar- 
ried, in succession, Joseph, son of Dr. Huyck, of Philadelphia, 
and Richard Roberts, of New Jersey ; John, married Mrs. Sarah 
Paulin (Kerr) ; and Abigail, wife of Dr. James Shaw, of North 
Carolina, a surgeon of the United States Army, resident in Phila- 

Edward (29), son of John (23), married Nancy Stout, of Hope- 
well, and removed, previous to the year 1794, to Beverly, Ran- 
dolph county, now West Virginia. His children by her were : 
John, married Deborah, daughter of Moses Stout, of Hopewell ; 
Edward, married Catharine Phillips, of Randolph county, West 
Virginia ; Elijah, married Margaret, daughter of Daniel Hart (No. 
30) ; Joseph, a justice of the county, married, successively, Miss 
Kittle and Miss Pickens, by whom he had children : David, Bos- 
worth, Joseph, and Alexander, all of whom rendered efficient ser- 
vice in the late war, on the side of the Union. When the Rebels 
retreated from Beverly to Rich Mountain, before Gen. McClellan's 
advancing forces, Mr. Elmer Hart, to whose house David had fled, 
furnished him with a horse, and with instructions to pilot thq 
army of Rosecrans, by a private path, around the Rebel ba 
teries, at the base of the mountain, to the top, where he partici- 
pated in the fight and victory, the result of which secured Wesft 
Virginia to the Union. For this service, he was promoted to av 
captaincy, and was afterwards made quartermaster, and died iiu 
the service, at Nashville, Tenn. His father, Joseph, as justices, 
administered the oath to the entire force captured. I may herc^ 
remark that the children and grandchildren of both Edward (29) 
and Daniel (30) Hart, in their energetic action on the side of the 
Union, during the late unhappy war, seem to have inherited not 
only the name, but the virtues and patriotism as well, of their 
distinguished ancestor. 



Daniel (30), son of John (23), married Margaret Bund, of New 
Jersey, in 1788, and with his family, removed to Beverly, Ran- 
dolph county, Va., in 1794, whither his brother Edward had pre- 
ceded him. He was a gentleman of high character, and com- 
manding influence in the community, having filled the magistracy 
and other public offices for many years. As a mark of estima- 
tion, he was, in 1819, by a handsome majority, elected to repre- 
sent the county in the general assembly of his adopted state. He 
died 1848, aged 86, his wife surviving him two years, aged 84, by 
whom he had children : Sarah, remained in New Jersey with her 
grandmother, and married Jonathan Tappan, of New Jersey; 
Margaret, married Elijah, son of Edward Hart (29), and after his 
death, Eli Butcher ; James M., married Nellie Chenowith, of Vir- 
ginia ; John S., his twin brother, married Jemima Slagle ; Elmer, 
born 1795, married Parmela Carper ; has children : Ira, lives at 
Clarksburg, Caroline, and another daughter ; Parmelia, married 
Thomas Powers ; Hugh, married Elizabeth See ; Jerusha, mar- 
ried Daniel Capita ; and Elizabeth, married George Buckey. 

Sarah, daughter of John Hart (23), married Jacob Wykoff, of 
Hopewell, whose children were : Mary, born 1762 ; John, born 
1763, father of Samuel S. Wykoff, an eminent merchant of New 
York ; Isaac, born 1766, married Eleanor Merril ; Sarah, married 
Mr. Lane, father of Jacob W., ruling elder in the Presbyterian 
Church of Princeton, N. J. ; and Anna, wife of John Kinney. 

Abigail, daughter of John Hart (23), who died about 1832, mar- 
ried Moses Stout, of Hopewell. Their children are : Deborah 
married John, son of Edward Hart (29) ; Bachel, married Abra- 
ham Quick ; Theodella, married John Schenck, of Amwell, N. J. ; 
Sarah, married Sidney Prall, of Amwell ; Asher, died unmarried ; 
Edward, married Miss Briece ; Scudder, left home at an early 
age, and was never heard from ; Simpson, married Abigail Bryant. 

Deborah, daughter of John Hart (23), died May 18th, 1848, 
having married Joseph, son of Nicholas Ott, of Amwell. Their 
children were : Abigail, wife of Samuel Larrue, who had chil- 
dren : Joseph, Phemus, John H, David O., Samuel, Isaac, and 
Hamilton; David S., married Hannah Young, of Kingoes; and 
Permelia, married Peter S. Low ; children : Kichard, Sarah, and 

Susannah, daughter of John Hart (23), and her husband, Maj> 
John Polhemus, son of Hendrick, of Somerset county, N. J., an 
officer of the [Revolutionary army, were both buried in Bonald- 



son's cemetery, Philadelphia, she haying attained the age of 82, 
in 1832. They had children : Ellen ; Deborah, married John Mc- 
Carr ; Sallie ; Hannah, wife of Rev. Mr. Miller, had children, Sarah 
and Susan ; Polly, married Mr. West ; Ann ; Margaret, a twin 
sister, wife of John Kneass ; John, a lieutenant in the Continen- 
tal Army, was with Gen. St. Clair in 1791, died unmarried ; Mont- 
gomery, married Ann Vanzandt, of. New Jersey, whose children 
are : Janet, John, Charles, and Susan, wife of Jesse Godley, a 
prominent merchant of Philadelphia her children are : Montgom- 
ery, lives in San Francisco, Franklin, died unmarried, Henry, 
married, Sophia, married Mr. Weygandt, William, married Mary 
Sitgreave, Charles, and Caroline. 

Ellen, daughter of Susannah Polhemus, by her marriage with 
Capt. John Axford, had children : John ; Samuel ; Charles ; 
Thomas ; Abram ; Montgomery ; Abby ; Susan, married Mr. Al- 
bertson ; Sallie ; Rebecca ; Martha ; Ellen, wife of William Ax- 
ford ; and two died in infancy. 

Sallie, daughter of Susannah Polhemus, married Capt. Peter 
Kurtz, who, with his father-in-law, Maj. Polhemus, was taken pris- 
oner soon after the battle of Monmouth, and confined for a long 
time in that grave of our brave soldiers, the old sugar-house of 
New York. They had children : Harriet ; Richard, married Mary 
Jackson ; George, married Louisa Vultee ; Henry ; Mary, married 
Truitt ; and Ellen, married Henry P. Bockus. 

Ann, daughter of Susannah Polhemus, became, first, the wife 
John Fimeton, of Philadelphia, whose children are : Thomas Mc- 
Kean, who married, successively, Mary and Sallie Day, no chil- 
dren; Ann and John, died young. Her second husband was 
Capt. John Pascal, of Philadelphia, by whom she hai Aurora, 
wife of Dr. George W. Chambers, of Philadelphia ; Mary, mar- 
ried Frederic Charleton, of England ; Julia, wife of Col. Charles 

B. Reess ; Charles Lacroix, married Marie Stewart, daughter of 
Capt. Malcolm Campbell, of Argyleshire, Scotland, and had Kate 

C. and James C. ; George W., died young ; Sallie Ann, wife of 
Jacob Holahan ; Susan, died young ; and Adaline, wife of Charles 
W. Lilliendahl, of New York. 

Sarah, daughter of Hannah Miller and granddaughter of Su- 
sannah Polhemus, by her marriage with Christian Kneass, a mer- 
chant of Philadelphia, became the mother of Caroline, wife of 
James Ma gee, a merchant of Philadelphia, whose children are : 
James Horace and daughters ; Napoleon, married Caroline Vul- 



tee ; Frederic ; Horace ; Sarah, wife of Samuel Sparhawk ; Vir- 
ginia ; Cora ; and Horn R., who married Sarah, daughter of 
Judge Williamson, of Delaware. 

The family of Polhemus originated In the Netherlands, where 
it attained considerable celebrity, one of its members, Eleazar 
Polhemus, a learned jurist^ having been burgomaster of Antwerp 
as early as 1310. From this region came Johannes Theodorus 
Polhemus, a minister of the Reformed Church of Holland, and 
the progenitor of the entire American family. 

He was first settled in Itamarca, Brazil. Thence he came, in 
1654, to New Amsterdam, when, having immediately received a 
call to Flatbush, he took up his residence there till 1665, when 
his services were given to the Brooklyn congregation till his de- 
cease, June, 1676, where he was greatly esteemed as a " worthy 
pastor, and a pious, godly, and edifying preacher." His widow, 
whose maiden name was Catherine Van Werven, survived him 
several years. 

His children were : Theodorus ; Daniel ; Elizabeth, married 
Denys Tennisz; Adriana, married John R. Senbering; Anna, 
married Cornelius B. Van Wyck ; and Margaret, married William 
G. Cornell. 

Daniel P., son of Johannes, was captain of the King's County 
Troop, supervisor of Flatbush, and county judge. He married 
Neeltie, daughter of Cornelius Vanderveer, and died 1730, having 
sons : Cornelius, settled at Hempstead, L. I. ; Daniel, in New 
York ; Hendrick, in Somerset county, N. J. ; and Jacob, at Haver- 
straw, N. Y. 

Hendrick Polhemus, son of Daniel, married, and had tbreiet 
sons, one of whom was Capt. Cornelius, grandfather of Jane, wife 
of Henry S. Randall, of Cortlandville, N. Y. ; another, Maj. John, 
who married Susannah, daughter of John Hart, signer of the 
Declaration, of whom, an active and gallant officer of the Revolu- 
tion, the following brief notice is subjoined, together with a short 
extract from his journal, as not being wholly uninteresting : 

At the outbreak of the Revolution, when affairs, even to the 
most sanguine, wore a gloomy aspect, Maj. Polhemus, then young, 
in the vigor of life, in good circumstances, deeply impressed with 
the importance of the crisis and the necessity of prompt action 
on the part of every true patriot, was among the foremost at the 
summons of his country, to step forward and lay his services and 


his property at her feet. He was appointed by congress, fourth 
captain in the First New Jersey Regiment, commanded by Col. 
Lord Stirling. 

The company of eighty-six men which he recruited were 
without arms and equipments. These, as the public purse was 
empty, he was desired by his colonel to furnish, with a promise of 
re-imbursement. This he did, mortgaging his property to raise 
the money. 

His first active service was in the army which invaded Can- 
ada, being present in the battle of Three Rivers and several 

"On my return," remarks the major, in his journal, "Jersey 
was so overrun with the British that I could not go to my home. 
My wife had left all, and fled for safety to the mountains, where I 
found her. 

"In a day or two, I joined the army at Newtown, Pa. Soon 
after, December 26th, 1776, we moved from Newtown, crossed 
the Delaware to Trenton, took about one thousand Hessians, re- 
crossed the Delaware, and confined our prisoners in Newtown 
jail and yard. There being a severe snow storm, the officers were 
quartered in the same house with Gen. Patterson and myself. 

"On the 3d of January, 1777, we attacked the British at Prince- 
ton, routed and drove them to New Brunswick. I was left with 
a rear guard to secure the stores, take care of the wounded, and 
bury the dead. 

" I then obtained leave to visit my home and mill at Rocky 
Hill. Our army passed on the left side of the Millstone river, 
where our mill stood, the British on the other side. One morn- 
ing, being not more than three miles distant, they sent a body of 
men, belonging to the Fifty-fifth Regiment, to burn the mill and 
cut down the bridge ; but, as they hove in sight, a company of 
militia with a field-piece, opened on them with such effect that 
they retreated in great haste, luckily for us too, for we had there 
four hundred bushels of wheat and a great quantity of flour. The 
mill belonged to John Hart, my father in-law, and myself ; he waa 
then a member of congress and a signer of the Declaration of 
Independence. On going to the mill we found a number that 
Morgan's rifles had killed, whom we buried; the sick and 
wounded we paroled. The next day I joined the army on Street's 
mountain, where we remained watching the enemy that lay at 
New Brunswick, till they left. We then traversed the State of 


New Jersey, keeping near the mountains, crossed the Delaware, 
and on reaching the Brandywine, In Delaware, September 11th, 

1777, we had a severe engagement with the British, which lasted 
till dark, losing on our side more than five hundred men and a 
field-piece of wrought-iron, commanded by Captain Jones. Our 
colonel had his horse killed, and the General Marquis De La 
Fayette while standing . near me was wounded in the leg by a 
musket ball. Slapping his hand on the spot where the ball 
entered, he exclaimed ' Bon ! bon ! for America.' Quartered in the 
same house I asked him what he meant by ' Bone for America,' 
he replied, 'Good! good! it is a holy cause.' 

" On the 4th of October we attacked the British at German- 
town, and drove in their pickets, excepting General Stephen, who 
had gained the rear of their army to come up and enclose them, . 
but he did not come till too late. 

" The British left their tents and part of their guns after cut- 
ting off the limbers, and fled, some to the mills, others to Chew's 
stone house, having some field-pieces with them. We were 
ordered to storm it, which we did, losing all the captains of our 
battalion in killed and wounded, except myself. Major Wither- 
spoon was killed at my side, and Colonel Nash wounded. Lieu- 
tenant Hurley was taken and hung on a tree without benefit of 
the clergy (because he had formerly belonged to the king's 
dragoons). General Stephen not appearing, the enemy wheeled 
about, came down from the hills, and in their turn drove us. Had 
Stephen come up as he should have done, we could have taken 
the whole army, for he had a large body of five hundred men. 

"After marching and countermarching for some time we took 
up our winter quarters at Valley Forge, built log huts, dug wells, 
and made a bridge over the Schuylkill. I hoped now to obtain 
leave to visit my family, but Lord Stirling refused me on the 
ground that every field officer of the regiment had gone home — 
he then appointed me major." The major was next, in June, 

1778, in the battle of Monmouth, and as he remarks, " in the 
hottest of the battle on that intensely hot day." Not long after 
he was taken prisoner with his son-in-law, Captain Peter Kurtz, 
thrown into a dungeon of the Provost prison, New York, where 
he was kept during that winter of unusual severity. " There, with 
nothing to lie on but the cold floor, through want of covering, 
and food, which was poor and scanty, I suffered terribly." 

He was afterwards transferred to the old sugar-house, where so 


many of our poor soldiers died of cold, pestilence, and starva- 
tion, and finally at the intercession of Dr. Bainbridge, father of 
the commodore, and of other friends, he was released on parole. 
Near the close of the war Major Polhemus retired prostrated in 
health on account of his many years of severe and active service 
and his long imprisonments, poor from the wasting of his prop- 
erty by necessary neglect during his absence, but rich in the honor 
of having gallantly aided in the achievement of his country's in- 

ffifie ^enflijicjson family. 

Jolin Hendrickson (1), as indicated by his name, was born of 
ancestors who had their origin in the land of De Ruyter von 
Tromp and Erasmus. His two sons, William (2); and John (3) 
became inhabitants of Ewing in the infancy of the settlement. 

William (2), son of John (1), purchased a farm, but finding the 
title defective, and having been required, as a condition of re- 
taining it, to pay for it a second time, he preferred to resign it, 
and removed to Sussex county. He had by his wife Joanna, 
sister of Jacdb Reeder : Amaziah born May 1st, 1737 ; John, born 
February, 1739; Benjamin (4), born August 21st, 1743; Jacob, 
born November 10th, 1748 ; Anna, born May 29th, 1741 ; and 
Philip (5), born 1745. 

Benjamin (4), son of William (2), after the death of his father 
returned, at the age of seventeen, to Ewing, and purchased a 
plantation occupied by his grandson, William H. (10), on which 
he resided till his death, January 24th, 1832, aged 89. He mar- 
ried, first, Mercy, daughter of Ralph Jones ; by her had children : 
Israel (6); Benjamin (7); Elijah (8); and Jacob, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Tindall, (see Tindall family, No. 2,) 
and died November 21st, 1797, aged 29, leaving an only child* 
Letitia. His second wife was Joanna, daughter of Timothy Tem- 
ple, (see Temple family, No. 7.) His third wife was Phebe, 
daughter of Stephen Dean, (see Dean family, No. 2,) who sur- 
vived him till June 26th, 1842, aged 89. 

Israel (6), son of Benjamin (4), was elected a trustee of the 
church in 1811, an office which he continued to fill until his 
death, May 3d, 1835, aged 70. He married Rachel Anderson, of 
Pennsylvania, who died February 14th, 1858, aged 89. Their 
children were : Phebe, married Benjamin Hill ; Charles, died 
young ; John (9) ; Mercy, married Charles Hill ; Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Jedediah Hill; Maria, married David Hill; William (10); 
Joanna, married, first, Enoch Yankirk ; had children : Benjamin, 


and Kachel, married David Howell, her second husband was John 
Hazard ; had children : Ellen, and Amanda, wife of William Rose ; 
Israel (11) ; and Martha, married Randal Hunt. 

John 19), son of Israel (6), died September 30th, 1864, aged 
72, was also a trustee of the Ewing Church. He married Sarah, 
daughter of Joseph Green, (see Green family, No. 38,) who died 
December 20th, 1869, aged 74, having had children : William, 
married Phebe Anderson ; Ebenezer Rose, married Alice Leigh ; 
Lydia ; Enoch, married, first, Anne E. Waters, sepond, Hannah D. 
Roads ; Rachel, married Levi Farr, of New York city ; Hannah ; 
Mary, married John Symms. 

William (10), son of Israel (6), died July, 1881, aged 81, mar- 
ried Rebecca, daughter of William B. Green, (see Green family, 
No. 54,) and by her had : Elizabeth, married Edward Hepburn ; 
Rachel, married George Fox Crozier ; Charles, died, aged 20 ; 
Richard, married Elizabeth Leigh, and removed to Illinois ; 
Montgomery, married Virginia, daughter of Lott Howell ; Mar- 
cia, died, aged 19 ; Israel, married Annie Rulon ; William G., 
married Licia Rotes; Louisa; Virginia; David; and George, 
died in infancy ; and Wesley, married Rebecca Leigh. 

Israel (11), son of Israel (6), died September 27th, 1880, aged 
78 ; married Eleanor, daughter of Anthony Smith, of Lawrence, 
whose children were : Anna Maria, married Stephen Blackwell ; 
John, married Emeline, daughter of Stephen Brearley, (see Brear- 
ley family, No. 14) ; Elizabeth, married Wykoff Hendrickson ; 
Rachel, married Joseph Conard ; Frances, married Crook Conard ; 
Louisa, married William Henry Howell ; Reeves, married Mary 
Creamer ; and Jefferson, married Miss Compton. 

Benjamin (7), son of Benjamin (4), died January 28th, 1829, 
aged 62. He married, first, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Tem- 
ple, (see Temple family, No. 7,) who died July 6th, 1809, aged 36, 
having had one son, Charles, who married Eliza, sister of John 
Hazard, and died September 12th, 1827, aged 33. His second 
wife was Mary, daughter of Titus Hart, (see Hart family, No. 16,) 
widow of Noah Stout. His children by her were : Sarah, married 
Joseph B. Anderson, (see Anderson family, No. 6,) and died 1836 ; 
Matilda, became the third wife of Joseph B. Anderson ; Cornelia, 
married Aaron Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 26); Eliza- 
beth, married Jonathan Forman Rose, (see Rose family, No. 4); 
Marcia, married Thomas F. Howell ; Charity, married Samuel 
Howell — both sons of Samuel Howell, (see Howell family, No. 25); 



Julia Anna, married Bradley Atwood Howell, son of Maj. John 
Howell, (see Howell family, No. 40); Benjamin, married, first, 
Virginia, daughter of Aaron Moore, (see Moore family, No. 13); 
second, Anna Mary, daughter of James Brooks. 

Elijah (8), son of Benjamin (4), who served as trustee from 
1807— thirty-five years— and who died July 7th, 1863, aged 85, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Balph Lanning, (see Lanning fam- 
ily, No. 8.) She died 1840, aged 75, having had a daughter, Be- 
becca, who married EHas Welling, (see Welling family, No. 6); 
and Beuben (12). 

Keuben (12), son of Elijah (8), who died 1859, aged 66, mar- 
ried Isabella, daughter of Noah Lanning, (see Lanning family, 
No. 27,) whose children are : Jacob (13); and Elijah, married 
Bebecca Maples. 

Jacob (13), son of Beuben (12), married Mary Hough, of Penn- 
sylvania, whose children are : Marcia, married William H. Fay, of 
Philadelphia ; Benjamin, married Mary, daughter of Dr. John W. 
Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 128); and Frank. 

Philip (5), son of William (2), resided in Lawrence till his 
death, December 2d, 1817, aged 72. He left children by his wife: 
Charity, daughter of Benjamin Green, (see Green family, No. 5), 
who died March 19th, 1819, aged 67 : Martha, wife of James White, 
(see White family, No. 3); Mary, wife of William Baker; Bich- 
ard, died unmarried, October 17th, 1865, aged 92 ; Joanna, 
wife of Joseph Brearley, (see Brearley family, No. 20 ) ; William 
(14); and Bebecca married Boswell Howe, a teacher, resident in 

William (14), son of Philip (5), died in 1831, aged 42, married 
Anna, daughter of Edmund Burke ; she died in 1860, aged 65, 
having had children : Philip (15) ; James Monroe, married Louisa 
Vanvleit ; Charity Matilda, the second wife of Bev. Jesse Davis, 
settled at Hightstown. 

Philip (15), son of William (14), married Christiana, daughter 
of Charles Boeder, (see Beeder family, No. 5,) of Lawrence, 
whose children are : Charles ; Emma ; Mary married Bev. James 
Worden ; Matilda, married Alexander G. Vancleve ; Lewis ; and 

John (3), son of John (1), one of the earliest settlers, also pur- 
chased a farm, on which he continued to live. At the time of the 
first charter of the Presbyterian Church, he, with two others, 
John Chambers and Joseph Green, was elected an elder. By 


his wife, Sarah Pearce, he had children : William, died, aged 12 ; 
Timothy, appointed to the eldership in 1771, married Elizabeth 
Kellum ; Richard, not married ; Martha, wife of John Eose ; 
Ehoda, wife of John Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 6); 
Sarah, wife of Hezekiah Young; Phebe, not married; and 
Thomas (16). 

Thomas (16), son of John (3), by the election in 1796, made 
trustee of the church, died 1822, aged 83, having married Euth, 
daughter of Eichard Burt, who died 1817, aged 79. Their 
children were : Hannah, married John Eeeder, of Pennsylvania ; 
John, died, aged 20 ; Keziah, married Philip Burroughs, (see 
Burroughs family, No. 8,) who died 1833, aged 68; Timothy (17) ; 
Eichard ; Sarah, the second wife of Joshua Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 4,) and died 1864, aged 94 — no children ; Phebe, mar- 
ried Joseph Tindall ; Moses, died unmarried, 1831, aged 56 ; Hul- 
dah, died September 21st, 1870, aged 92 ; Mary, died in child- 
hood ; Jemima, married Joseph Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, 
No. 12). 

Timothy (17), son of Thomas (16), died February 7th, 1848, 
aged 76. His wife, Eunice, daughter of Elijah Lanning, (see 
Lanning family, No. 10,) died August 15th, 1839. Their children 
are : Elijah L. (18); James ; and John E., a trustee of the Ewing 
Church, married Eebecca, daughter of Smith Hart, of Penning- 
ton, (see Hart family, No. 10,) by whom he had one son, Charles* 
died in early childhood. 

Elijah L. (18), son of Timothy (17), represented his district in 
the legislature, in 1853 ; has been a trustee of the Ewing Church 
since 1858. He married Louisa C, daughter of Eichard Hunt, 
(see Hunt family, No. 27,) whose children are : Cornelia, married 
Edward M. Burroughs ; Frances ; and Anna L., married George 
L. Howell. 


Mite Jfill gamily. 

Isaac (1), married, and had children : Eichard (2); Smith, died 
January 9th, 1822, aged 71, and is buried in the Ewing church- 
yard ; Mary, married William Howell ; and probably others. A 
Samuel Hill, who died 1785, aged 69, is buried in the Ewing 
church-yard, of which church he was an elder. 

Eichard (2), son of Isaac (1), removed from Flemington to 
Ewing township in 1804, purchased a farm on the Delaware, on 
which he erected a handsome house, which he occupied till his 
death, and was succeeded in it by his son Wallace. He died 
1826, aged 67, having married Elizabeth, daughter of Jasper 
Smith, who died January 28th,. 1837, aged 60. Their children 
were : Jonathan, went to New Orleans, and was never heard from ; 
Jasper Smith, a merchant of Trenton, died February 3d, 1847, 
unmarried ; Enoch, married Delia Ann, daughter of Dr. Stillwell, 
of New York, is a merchant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa ; Samuel, 
died July 14th, 1825, aged 27 ; Sally Ann, second wife of Morgan 
Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 22) ; Daniel, married, and lives 
on the Susquehanna ; Elias, married Elizabeth Anderson ; James, 
married Mary Ashmore, lived and died in Iowa, leaving one daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth ; Theodore Wallace, married Caroline, daughter of 
Col. Elias GilkysoD, of Bucks county, Pa. 


1H)\2 Houston jjamily. 

It may be said of the Hon. William Churchill Houston, that 
the memory of a man should be perpetuated who was the pupil 
of Dr. Samuel Finley and of Dr. John Witherspoon, presidents 
of the College of New Jersey, and the fellow tutor of the Rev. 
Samuel Stanhope Smith, who was afterward president of the col- 
lege, and was the associate of Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, Mon- 
roe, Chase and Ellsworth, in the congress of the confederation, to 
say nothing of his own merits as a man of genius and of virtue, 
and as one equally distinguished on the rolls of science and in 
the halls of legislation. 

Mr. Houston, who in his early years adopted the State of New 
Jersey as his future residence, was a native of Sumter county, 
S. C, son of a planter of property and distinction, and a member 
of the society of Friends. Young Houston early exhibited a 
strong proclivity for learning, and earnestly besought his father 
to furnish him the means of obtaining a liberal education. To 
these solicitations the father turned a deaf ear, in deference to the 
society, who did not at that time favor such a course. But yielding 
at last to the anxiety and earnestness of his son, he offered to 
furnish him with a horse, equipments, clothes, and £50 in money, 
to do with as he pleased. This would release himself from re- 
sponsibility and from giving offence to the society. 

The son gladly accepted the offer, left the paternal roof and 
turned his face northward. Harvard, Yale, William and Mary, 
and Nassau Hall, were the only collegiate institutions, at that day, 
in the colonies. His choice fell on Princeton, then, as ever since, 
held in high estimation at the South. He was admitted to its 
Freshman class, and at the same time took charge of the classical 
school connected with the college. 

This he taught while keeping up with his -classes in college, and 
was graduated in 1768 with distinguished honor, receiving from 
the college authorities a silver medal, (then not so common as 


since,) still in the possession of his grandson, William C. Houston, 
of Philadelphia. Immediately after his graduation he was ap- 
pointed tutor, and two years later, when a professorship of mathe- 
matics and natural philosophy was established, he was unani- 
mously elected to this office, the duties of which for more than 
twelve years he discharged with fidelity and signal ability, to the 
entire satisfaction of the board of trustees, until his resignation in 
1783. He was also treasurer of the college. During the tempo- 
rary suspension of the college exercises in 1776 on the approach 
of the enemy, he offered his services in a military capacity, which 
were accepted, and he was appointed captain in the Second 
Battalion of Somerset county militia, but resigned the same year. 
He was also sent to the assembly from that county in 1777, but 
resumed the duties of his chair as soon as the safety of the col- 
lege permitted. Amid the demands of his professorship he found 
leisure to pursue a regular course of legal study, and was admit- 
ted to the bar in 1781, and on his resignation in 1783 removed to 

Though the resolution which he adopted at the outset of his 
professional career, never under any circumstances to undertake a 
cause of the justice of which he was not fully satisfied, might 
seem calculated to restrict the limits of his business, yet such 
were his high abilities and profoundness of his knowledge that he 
soon attracted to himself a large and lucrative practice. 

To Mr. Houston was assigned during his official life the filling 
of many important and responsible trusts and positions. He was 
made surrogate of Hunterdon county, New Jersey, was receiver 
of continental taxes from 1782 to 1785, was appointed clerk of the 
Supreme Court from 1781 to 1788, was for a time secretary of the 
congress of the confederation, and on the 25th of May, 1779, 
was elected a member of that body, to which he was re-elected 
four times. In its deliberations and measures he took an active 
and prominent part. It was while a member that Mr. Houston 
evinced his discriminating judgment of character and his devo- 
tion to the commander-in-chief of our army, by giving expression 
to his views in a letter written to Governor William Livingston : 

" My object in sending these documents, is to communicate the noble and 
dignified sentiments of the commander-in-chief, and to give some idea of the 
difficulties he has to encounter. If ever a man deserved gratitude and confi- 
dence, he does, and the more especially as his modesty will never allow him 


to be sated with the former, nor his goodness of heart to abuse the latter. 
***** Ti, e virtues of this amiable man as a citizen are no less 
conspicuous than his spirit and perseverance as a soldier." 

This was at a time when officers of the highest rank, such as 
General Conway and General Charles Lee, were endeavoring to 
supplant him in the estimation of congress, and to shake their 
confidence in his conduct of the war. An act of Mr. Houston's 
about this time, which forcibly illustrates his patriotism, his sym- 
pathy and his generosity, ought not be allowed to sink into 

In 1779, the troops of the state in the continental army con- 
tinued to be in a most destitute condition, especially with regard 
to pay and clothing, and a touching appeal was made by the offi- 
cers, at the same time setting forth their grievances. During the 
recess of the legislature, the necessities of the troops became so 
urgent that three individuals — Gov. Livingston, Eobert Morris, 
and William Churchill Houston — interposed for their relief, and 
requested the treasurer of the state to furnish the commissioners 
of clothing any sum not exceeding £7000, to supply clothing, for 
which they would be responsible, if the legislature would make 
no appropriation. (Mitford.) 

Mr. Houston had the high honor of being one of the five com- 
missioners, of whom the Hon. David Brearley, Chief Justice of 
the state, was another, appointed by congress to settle the dispute 
between Pennsylvania and Connecticut, in relation to the Wyo- 
ming lands. They met in Trenton between November 12th and 
December 30th, 1782. Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant was one of 
the agents of Pennsylvania, in whose favor the decision was 
made, known as the "Trenton Decree." One of the last public 
honors conferred on Mr. Houston was that of sending him as a 
delegate to represent New Jersey in the important convention of 
commissioners from different states, which met at Annapolis Sep- 
tember 11th, 1786, and which closed its labors by suggesting the 
convention which formed the constitution of the United States, 
and which accordingly met at Philadelphia on November 3d of 
the same year. To this able and distinguished body, also, over 
which Washington presided, Mr. Houston was appointed a dele- 
gate, but failing health prevented his attending its sessions. 

Mr. Houston, in 1788, already in an advanced stage of con- 
sumption, determined to seek the balmy air of the South, but had . 
proceeded no further on his way thither than Frankford, Pa., 


when he was arrested by the hand of death. He was carried to 
Philadelphia and buried in the yard of the Third Presbyterian 
Church, at the corner of Fourth and Pine streets. 

Thus died, in the very vigor of manhood, though ripe in hon- 
ors, a man of ability, eminent, of honor unimpeachable, and of 
integrity unsullied. 

He is represented as having been, in person, tall, dignified, and 
graceful, with a countenance of extreme intelligence, though 
grave and uniformly serious. His eloquence, not brilliant, de- 
rived its force from his profound knowledge, and from his truth 
and earnestness, which rarely failed to produce conviction. 

William C. Houston (1) married Jane, daughter of the Eev. 
Caleb Smith, (see Smith family, No. 4,) of St. George's Manor, L. I., 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Orange, and his wife, Mar- 
tha, daughter of Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, president of Princeton 
College. She died in 1796, aged 41, and is buried in the Law- 
renceville cemetery, having had children : William Churchill (2), 
a skillful and opulent merchant of Philadelphia, married Susan- 
nah Somers, of Philadelphia, and had by her, one daughter; 
Louisa Ann, wife of Dr. John Vancleve, of Princeton, (see Van- 
cleve family, No. 21); Elizabeth, wife of Horace G. Phillips, (see 
Phillips family, No. 32,) removed to Dayton, Ohio ; George S. (3) ; 
Mary, wife of the Rev. Isaac V. Brown, D. D., of Lawrence ville, 
of whose church he was pastor, and where he established, and 
conducted for many years, a very successful classical academy; 
she died in 1834, aged 49, having had children : Rezeau, a gradu- 
ate of Princeton College, was tutor in the same, and died while 
passing through his theological course in 1833, aged 25 ; George 
Houston, graduated by the College of New Jersey, a member of 
the bar, of the state senate, and of congress, and was appointed 
judge of the Supreme Court, which office he was holding at his 
death, in 1865 ; he married a daughter of Sheriff Gaston, of Som- 
erville, and left several children ; William C. H., also a graduate 
of Princeton, a lawyer and the editor of a paper, died young, un- 
married. Residing in Mr. Houston's family was his sister, Eliza- 
beth, who became the wife of Capt. Jonathan Phillips, of Law- 
renceville, (see Phillips family, No. 29.) 

George S. (3), son of William (1), married Mary Forman, and 
by her had issue : George, died in 1833, aged 8, is buried in the 
Lawrenceville graveyard ; William C. (4) ; and Eliza, wife of David 


K Este,* son of Charles, who, for a time, resided^ in Paris, France, 
but ultimately lived in Philadelphia, whose children are : Charles, 
Lucy P., Lillian, Florence May, and Elizabeth Worthington. 

William Churchill (4), son of George (3), a successful and 
wealthy merchant and a prominent and influential citizen of 
Philadelphia, united in marriage to Mary B., daughter of Joseph 
Solms, had by her : Mary B., wife of Francis H. Williams, son of 
Joseph ; William C, married Helena, daughter of William Hun- 
ter, Jr., of Philadelphia ; Elizabeth Dickinson, wife of Charles C. 
Dunn, Jr., son of Charles, of Philadelphia ; Ida ; Sidney ; Maud ; 
and Frederic. 

♦Capt. Moses Este, of Morristown, served in the U. S. Army of the Revolution, was 
severely wounded in the battle of Monmouth, and found among: the dead and dying 
by Col. Hamilton, who had him cared for. He recovered, was made a collector of 
revenue, and died, aged 85. His wife was Anne, daughter of David Kirkpatrick, who, 
with his father, Alexander, emigrated from Watties Neoch, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 
first to Belfast, thence, in 1736, to this country, settling at Mine Creek, Somerset county, 
N. J. She was sister of Andrew Kirkpatrick, for many years Chief Justice of New 
Jersey, and aunt of the Rev. Dr. Jacob Kirkpatrick. The family was a distinguished 
one in Scotland. Captain and Mrs. Este's children were: Hannah, who married Mr. 
Nottingham, of England, her daughter, Adelaide, married Dr. Francis Ewing, son of 
Chief Justice Charles Ewing, of Trenton ; David K., a graduate of Princeton, a distin- 
guished jurist established at Cincinnati, was made president judge of Hamilton county, 
and afterwards judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio ; he married, first, in 1819, Lucy 
Ann, daughter of William Henry Harrison, president of the United States>-one of his 
four daughters reached maturity, and married Joseph Regnolds, of Baltimore, his sec- 
ond wife was Louisa, daughter of Judge William Miller; Charles, married Mary John- 
son, whose son, David K., married Eliza, daughter of George S. Houston (3). 

ffifye Jewell gamily. 

It is believed on good family tradition that the first American 
ancestor of the Howell family came from Kent county, England. 
Daniel Howell (1) came to Ewing, New Jersey, from Long Island ; 
he purchased and lived on the land which has continued in the 
family, last inherited by a great-great-granddaughter, married to 
Alfred Muirheid. 

The deeds for his land were one from Samuel Coxe and John 
Hutchinson, dated 1702, and one from William Worrell, dated 

Daniel (1), died April 25th, 1732, aged 52, having married Mary, 
sister of Ebenezer Prout's wife ; she died September 26th, 1760, 
aged 76, and had children: David (2) ; Phebe, born September 
28th, 1707, married John Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 10); 
Elizabeth, born January 9th, 1709, married William Pearson ; 
John, died January 13th, 1732, aged 20 ; Hannah, born February 
24th, 1714; Daniel (3), born February 24th, 1716; Mary, born 
February 6th, 1718 ; Abigail, died January 31st, 1746, aged 26 ; 
Joshua (4), born October 11th, 1722 ; Prudence, died January 
13th, 1734, aged 10 ; Hezekiah (5), born August 7th, 1727. 

David (2), son of Daniel (1), died October 24th, 1775, aged 70 ? 
having married Mary Baker, she died January 15th, 1786, aged 
79, had children: Daniel (6); John (7); Timothy (8); David (9); 
Joseph (1(f); Amos ; also a daughter that married a Mr. Hartley, 
and had at least two children, Lydia and Amos, mentioned in her 

Daniel (6), son of David (2), died February 27th, 1812, aged 
73, married Deb6rah, daughter of Stephen Rose, (see Eose family, 
No. 1,) who died November 4th, 1825, aged 84. Their children 
were : Elizabeth, wife of James Anderson, of Newtown, Pa., re- 
moved to Ohio, and died 1817, aged 53, having had children : 
Ephraim, married Sarah Moon, and Charles, married Ruth Bunt- 
ing; Mary, wife of Enoch Hart, (see Hart family, No. 17,) Ebe- 



nezer (11); Patience, died January 8th, 1819, aged 41, having 
married Ralph Phillips, had children : Simeon, married Lucretia 
Williamson, Ann Eliza, wife of Azariah Phillips, Sarah, wife of 
Jacob Williamson, Howell, married Jane Hunt, and William; 
Deborah, became the second wife of James Anderson ; Daniel 
(12); Henry Baker, died July 2d, 1854, aged 71, having married 
Hannah Corlies, of Trenton, and had children : Elizabeth, Joseph, 
Henry, James, Hannah Ann, and Lydia, married Joseph Sawyer ; 
Jonathan, died 1869, aged 83, married Virginia Hankinson, have 
children : Charles B., married Sarah Olcott, of Pennsylvania, and 
Deborah, married Edgar M. Moon, of Maryland ; Ephraim, died 
1813, aged 43, married Elizabeth Robinson ; Phebe, died April 
26th, 186L aged 82 ; and Eunice, died July 18th, 1862, aged 88. 

Ebenezer (11), son of Daniel (6), died October 28th, 1813, aged 
45, married Hannah, daughter of Alexander Biles, of Lawrence, 
and had children : Elizabeth, married Andrew Brown ; Rachel, 
married Charles Bailey ; Stephen, married ; Ebenezer, married 
Hannah Rosecrantz ; Phebe, married Charles Hart ; William, 
married Sarah Ann Carman ; Martha, married Wilson Servist 

Daniel (12), son of Daniel (6), married, first his brother Ebe- 
nezer's widow, by whom he had Ephraim, married Elizabeth Bel- 
ford, and Nancy, wife of Simeon Reeder. He married a second 
time in the West, and had children : Daniel ; Samuel ; Eunice ; 
and Mary. f 

John (7), son of David (2), was an elder in the Ewing Church 
in 1771, died 1779, aged 52, having married Naomi, daughter of 
Joseph Hart, (see Hart family, No. 2,) who died 1803, aged 67, 
having had children : Ezekiel (13); Asher (14); Susanna, died 
April 13th, 1836 ; Noah (15) ; John (16) ; Huldah, born 1768, 
married Daniel Anderson, had one child, Huldah Ann ; Ezek (17); 
Mary, born 1773, married John Burroughs, (see Burroughs fam- 
ily, No. 20); Joseph (18); Abner (19). 

Ezekiel (13), son of John (7), died 1831, aged 76, having 
married Charity, daughter of Richard Lott, (see Lott family, No. 
2,) who died 1847, aged 90. Their children were : Richard Lott 
(20) ; Vincent, who died 1834, aged 48, having married Jane 
Margeram, had children : Matthias, married Phebe, daughter of 
Abner Hunt, Eliza, who was blind, Letitia, married Aaron Doble, 
and Vincent, died young ; Letitia, married Benjamin Howell (23); 
Mary, married John Clawson, had children : Hetty Ann, married 
John W. Neal, Emeline, married Voorhees Hunt, Huldah married 


William Mooney, and George married Emeline Fowler ; Huldah, 
married Jason Roe, had children : Lott Howell, who married, 
first, Garetta Quick, had Sarah and Hulda, second, Sarah Quick, 
sister of the former ; Mary Ann, wife of James Miller, she has 
children : James, Jason, Alexander, Charles, and Christine, mar- 
ried Charles Van Deventer ; and Charles, married Mary Vansant, 
have children : Alethia Ann, married Ira Bennet, Sarah, married 
Aden Carver, Mary, married Mr. Carver, Esek, married Jane 

Richard Lott (20), son of Ezekiel (13), married Susanna Baker, 
whose children are : Ezekiel, married Maria Dansbury ; Mary 
Matilda, married, first, Heber Belden, has a son Heber, married 
Margaret, daughter of Dr. Vandevere, of North Branch ; second, 
Asher Schenck, by whom she had a son George ; Frances Eliza- 
beth, married, first, Richard Lilly, had a daughter Emma ; second, 
Peter Stout ; Ellen, married Amos Gilkyson ; Asher ; and Theo- 
dore, married Elizabeth Hughes, whose children are : Elijah, 
Mary, wife of Dr. Herman Shafer, Julia, wife ' of William West, 
George L., married Anna L. Hendrickson, and Maggie, wife of 
Lambert L. HowelL 

Asher (14), son of John (7), died 1807, aged 50, married Phebe, 
daughter of Joseph Howell (10), whose children were : Letitia, 
wife of David Howell ; and Jemima, wife of Reeder Chambers, 
(see Chambers family, No. 7.) 

1 Noah (15), son of John (7), died 1801, aged 38, having married 
Hannah Lawrence. Their children were : Jesse (21 ) ; Elizabeth ; 
Sarah, married Benjamin Muirheid, (see Muirheid family, No. 7); 
and Mary, married Job White, (see White family, No. 4.) 

Jesse (21), son of Noah (15), married Deborah, daughter of 
George Muirheid, (see Muirheid family, No. 4.) Their children 
are : Elizabeth, wife of Dr. Crane ; Sarah, wife of James Pollock; 
Ellen, wife of William Maxwell ; Jesse, married Eliza Smith, chil- 
dren, Judson and Eliza ; George, married. 

John (16), son of John (7), married Mary Keyser, and had 
children : George ; John ; Joseph ; Asher ; Hulda ; Jane ; and 

Ezeck (17), son of John (7), married Magdalena Keyser, and 
had children : George ; Joseph ; Lorenzo ; Mary ; Amanda ; Su- 
san ; and Ann. 

Joseph (18), son of John (7), died April 17th, 1853, aged 77, 
having married Mary, daughter of Jesse Hough, and had chil- 


dren : Ezeck ; Elvira ; John, died, aged 22 ; Mary, married Isaac 
I. Bobbins, and died 1845 ; Adaline, died 1828, aged 14 ; Joseph 
(22); Amanda, wife of Imlah Moore, (see Moore family, No. 36); 
Lydia Ann, wife of Charles Moore, his brother ; and Adaline. 

Joseph (22), son of Ezeck (17), died 1858, having married Eliza- 
beth Livensetter, of Pennsylvania ; left children : John L., mar- 


ried Sarah, daughter of Rev. Dr. Hall, of Trenton; Charles; 
Fanny ; and Elizabeth. 

Abner (19), son of John (7), married Anna, daughter of Ed- 
mund Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 21,) whose children 
were : Liscomb, who married Ursula Mount, and had children : 
John, Anna, Lizzie, Virginia, and Mary ; Asher, married Buth, 
daughter of Enos Titus, (pee Titus family, No. 23) ; children : 
John, Charles, Ann, and Almena ; John, died young ; Abner ; and 
Susan, died in infancy. 

Timothy (8), son of David (2), died 1804, aged 61 ; married 
Deborah, daughter of Benjamin Green, (see Green family, No. 5); 
she died 1832, aged 82. Their children were: Benjamin (23); 
David (24); Israel, married Hetty Vannoy; Samuel (25); Mary, 
died unmarried, 1816, aged 38 ; Martha, became the second wife 
of Joseph Green, (see Green family, No. 56); Phebe, married 
Abner Hunt, of Hopewell ; and Sarah, died, aged 10. 

Benjamin (23), son of Timothy (8), died 1822, aged 49, having 
married Letitia, daughter of Ezekiel Howell (13), who died 1879, 
aged 93, by whom he had : Lambert, married the widow Matilda 
West, and died 1841, aged 24 ; Charity, wife of Gershom C. Ser- 
geant ; they have children : Mary Jane, wife of Dr. C. W. Lari- 
son, Lambert, a lawyer of Lambertville, married Sarah Scarbor- 
ough, Joseph, Letitia, and Garetta, wife of George Vancinderin ; 
Letitia, married John C. Titus, son of Nathaniel; Timothy (26); 
and David, married Rachel, daughter of Enoch Vankirk ; have 
children : Benjamin, Russel, Larison, Inez, and Howard. 

Timothy (26), son of Benjamin (23), died 1864, aged 49, having 
married L. Jane, daughter of John Green, (see Green family, No* 
51,) whose children are : John G., a lawyer of Trenton, married 
Hannah A., daughter of Amos Reeder, (see Reeder family, No* 
18); Lambert L., a graduate of Princeton, a lawyer of Trenton, 
married Maggie, daughter of Theodore Howell ; and Caroline. 

David (24), son of Timothy (8), died 1837, having married Le- 
titia, daughter of Asher Howell (14), by whom he had: Ann 


Amanda, died, aged 8; and Phebe, married George Gatchell, of 
Philadelphia. His second wife was Sarah Lupp. 

Samuel (25), son of Timothy (8), died 1868, aged 76, having 
married Sarah Ford, who died 1873, aged 83. Their children 
were : Thomas (27) ; and Samuel (28). 

Thomas (27), son of Samuel (25), married Marcia, daughter of 
Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 7.) Their 
children are : David, married in Kansas City ; Mary, wife of Alex- 
ander Hunt ; William, died .young ; Julia, wife of Samuel Hutch- 
inson ; Alonzo, married Lizzie, daughter of Benjamin White ; 
and Sarah, married Joseph Golden. 

Samuel (28), son of Samuel (25), married Charity, daughter of 
Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 7.) Their 
children are : Benjamin ; Sarah, married Benjamin Reiff ; Debo- 
rah, married Mr. Bedle ; Lizzie, married Frank Rogers ; Samuel, 
married Cora Lampson ; and Chattie. 

David (9), son of David (2), died 1785, aged 54 ; married Ke- 
turah, daughter of John Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 10.) 
Their children were : Absalom, married Miss Vansant, resided in 
Pennsylvania ; Prudence, married ; Patience, married Mr. Thomp- 
son ; Charity, married Mr. Reed ; and Israel, who died 1787, aged 
29, married Susannah Fleming, and had children : Mary, second 
wife of Jacob Vancleve, (see Vancleve family, No. 25), David, Anna, 
and Parmela, last three died young. His widow married John 
Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 6,) and died 1836, aged 75. 

Joseph (10), son of David (2), was born 1729, removed to Penn- 
sylvania, where he resided till his death about 1800. He married 
the widow Jemima Barber, daughter of John Burroughs, (see 
Burroughs family, No. 3,) who died 1824, aged 99. Their chil- 
dren were: Samuel (29); David (30); Timothy (31); Phebe, 
married Asher Howell (14); Jemima, married Mr. Coursen; 
Elizabeth, married William Burroughs ; Polly ; Martha, married 
Joshua Vanhorn ; and Susan, married Edmund Burroughs, (see 
Burroughs family, No. 21.) 

Samuel ^29), son of Joseph (10), was an elder in the Ewing 
Church till his death, 1834, aged 80. He married Sarah, daughter 
of William Cornell ; she died suddenly on her way to Philadel- 
phia in 1828, aged 58, leaving children : William (32); and Mary, 
married Charles Taylor, of Taylorsville, Bucks county, Pa., 
whose children are : Burroughs, Sarah, Charles, Elizabeth and 


Esquire William (32), son of Samuel (29), who was a magis- 
trate, died 1842, aged 56, having married Abigail, daughter of 
John Howell (38) ; she died 1854, aged 69. Their children were : 
Charles, died 1832, aged 22 ; Samuel (33); John, a graduate of 
Princeton College and Seminary, married Jane Cox, of Western 
Virginia, where he was settled till his death, leaving children : 
John, William and Maria; Addison Alexander (34); Horatio 
Stockton (35); William (36); Sarah Maria, married Rev. William 
H. McCarer, a Presbyterian clergyman, settled at Evansville, Ind. 

Samuel (33), son of William (32), married, first, Harriet Cook, 
of Philadelphia, by whom he had Horatio, married Maggie Con- 
way ; Joshua, married Anna E. Wilkins ; William A. ; Sarah M. ; 
and Mary C. ; his second wife was Mary, half sister of the former. 

Dr. Addison Alexander (34), son of William (32), a physician, 
married Isabella, daughter of Richard Beatty, (see Beatty family, 
No. 7,) of Allentown, N. J., where he practices. Their children 
are : Isabella B., wife of Edward J. Wright, a merchant of New 
York ; John B., a graduate of Princeton College and Seminary, 
and is a missionary in Brazil, South America ; Catharine Louisa, 
married Wilson Reynolds, of Connecticut, and moved to Iowa ; 
and Susan, married Charles Reeves. 

Horatio Stockton (35), son of William (32), was a graduate of 
Princeton College and Seminary. He married Isabella Graham, 
of New York city, and was settled ,at Delaware Water Gap. He 
was chaplain during the war, and killed in the hospital by a stray 
ball, during the battle of Gettysburg. He left children : Mary P., 
wife of Frederic B. Carter ; Horatio Stockton, married Catharine 
D. Leonard ; and James Wilson. 

William (36), son of William (32), a merchant of Philadelphia, 
where he married Hester Roberts, of Montgomery county, Pa. 
Their children are : Mary A., married Isaac B. Bunting ; John R., 
married Flora M. Shannon ; Clara ; William, married Sarah Jane 
McHenry ; Lydia R. ; and Warren R. 

David (30), son of Joseph (10), lived in Taylorsville, Pa., mar- 
ried Susan Scott, and by her had : Elizabeth, not married ; Sam- 
uel, married Joanna Johnson, and had children : Susan, Phebe, 
Letitia, and Theodore ; Charles, married Mary, daughter of Sam- 
uel Taylor, had one son, David ; Moore Scott, married the widow 
of his brother Charles, and had children : Susanna, Elizabeth, 
and Lydia ; Joseph, married. 

Timothy (31), son of Joseph (10), married Mary or Rebecca 


Ketcham, of Pennington, N. J. ; had children : Levi, married, 
first, Sarah, daughter of John Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 6); 
second, Eebecca Marjoram, by whom he had children : John ; 
David ; Sarah ; Mary ; and Martha. 

Daniel (3), son of Daniel (1), died 1763, aged 46, having mar-, 
ried Abigail, daughter of Charles Clark, (see Clark family, No. 1.) 
She died 1785, aged 69. Their children were: Daniel (37); 
Charles, died young ; Prudence, died in infancy ; Phebe, married 
Job Phillips, (see Phillips family, No. 7); Eunice, married John 
Phillips, went West, had a daughter, Sarah ; John ; Hezekiah, 
died 1754, aged 23 ; Abigail, married John Guild, (see Guild fam- 
ily, No. 3.) 

Daniel (37), son of Daniel (3), married Mary, daughter of Wil- 
liam Green, (see Green family, No. 4.) Their children were : 
Rhoda, born 1766, married John Green, of Easton, Pa. ; Sarah, 
married Nathaniel Green, brother of John, (see Green family, 
No. 12); Elizabeth, died in youth; Daniel G. (39); at his death, 
1779, aged 36, he left £20 to the Presbyterian Church. 

Daniel (39), son of Daniel (37), died 1852, aged 75 ; married 
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Clark, (see Clark family, No. 2,) 
and had children: Elizabeth, married John G. Muirheid, (see 
Muirheid family, No. 6); John, married, had a daughter, Sarah, 
wife of Henry Sanford ; Charles, married Esther Hyatt, had chil- 
dren : Thomas, Charles, Alfred, Daniel, William, Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet, Sarah, Caroline, Ella, Mary ; William, married Ellen Sut- 
phen, had children : Robert, Peter, and John G. ; Robert, mar- 
ried Harriet Judson, had a daughter, Harriet ; Joseph ; and 
Mary, died in infancy. 

John (38), son of Daniel (3), died 1823, aged 74 ; was an elder 
in the Ewing Church. He married Mary, daughter of Rev. John 
Guild, (see Guild family, No. 2.) Their children were : Phebe, 
married Samuel Clark, (see Clark family, No. 6); Charles, died in 
childhood ; Letitia, died 1839, aged 56 ; Abigail, married William 
Howell (32); and John (40). 

Maj. John (40), son of John (38), was an elder in the Ewing 
Church till his death, 1855, aged 56. He married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Green, (see Green family, No. 9,) by whom he 
had children : Edward, died in childhood ; Bradley Atwood, mar- 
ried, first, Julia, daughter of Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hen- 
drickson family, No. 7); second, Arabella Morgan, have one son, 
Charles ; Theodore Sitgreaves, married Phebe, daughter of John 


Jones, (see Jones family, No. 4,) had children, Mary and Alfred ; 
Sarah Ann, wife of Alfred Muirheid, (see Muirheid family, No. 8.) 

Joshua (4), son of Daniel (1), married Rebecca Reed, and had 
children : Abigail, wife of Benjamin Fish, (see Fish family, No. 
5); Phebe, married John Fleming, of Pennsylvania; Mary, wife 
of Peten Elvish, of Hesse Cassel; Peter (42); Amos (42); Levi, 
married Nancy, daughter of Daniel Clark ; and Lott (43). 

Peter (41), son of Joshua (4), died 1812, aged 64; married 
Sarah Preston, who died 1816, aged 66. Their children were : 
John (44) ; Charles, married Rachel Erwin, had one son, John, 
died, aged 21 ; Phebe, married Abner Scudder, (see Scudder fam- 
ily, No. 15); Mary, married Benjamin Clark, (see Clark family, No. 
5) ; and Rebecca married Peter Hahn, of Philadelphia, has one 
daughter, Caroline, married Dr. George B. Wood. 

Dr. John (44), son of Peter (41), an eminent physician of Tren- 
ton, died 1860, aged 81, having married Lydia, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Taylor, of Philadelphia, had children : Peter, also a physi- 
cian, married Adelaide, daughter of James Pratt, of Bridesbnrg, 
their children are, Anna, wife of James Whittaker, and Edmund, 

married ; Benjamin, married Miss Pearce, whose children 

are William, Benjamin, Hammot, Henry, and Emeline ; Charles, 
married Miss Cunningham, have children : Emma, married, Mr. 
Bedell, and John, married Miss Wallace, of Virginia ; James, died 
1866, aged 56 ; Theodore ; and Emeline, married Jonathan Fish. 

Amos (42), son of Joshua (4), married Martha Jones, and had 
children : Elizabeth, married, first, Mr. Miller, and, second, Mr- 
Prentiss, both of Philadelphia ; Maria, married Dr. Coldwell, of 
Philadelphia ; and Rebecca, married Samuel Wooley. 

Lott (43), son of Joshua (4), died 1841, aged 73, married Lydia 
Hartupee, who died 1855, aged 84. Their children were : Wil- 
liam, married Jane Cammeron, and has children : Eliza Jane, 
Louisa, and Mary ; Rebecca, married Joseph McGill, her children 
are : John, Lydia, Lott, Joseph, William, and Benjamin, last four 
live in California; Daniel, married Mary Chambers, had children : 
Emma, Eliza, Sarah, Philie, and Alfred ; Charles, married Nancy 
Worrill ; Lott, died 1860, aged 51, having married Fanny Walker, 
whose children are William Henry, Virginia, and Alfred; Sarah, 
married Jonathan Howell, of Hopewell ; Jane, married Joseph 
Walker, whose children are Charles and Adeline ; and Elizabeth, 
married John Fowler, their children are Daniel and Wilson. 

Hezekiah (5), son of Daniel (1), was an elder in Ewing Church, 


died 1800, aged 73 ; married Hannah EUett ; had children : Ellett 
(45); Aaron, died 1800, not married ; Marcia, married Mr. Doug- 
lass, captain of a packet ship; after his death, she married Mr. 
Durant, of Santa Cruz, after, resident of Norfolk, Va., by whom 
she had Marcia, Hannah, and Matilda. 

Ellett (45), son of Hezekiah (5), was a lieutenant of the First 
Hunterdon Eegiment, and assistant quartermaster. He died 
1821, aged 64, having married Catharine Flick, of Philadelphia. 
She died 1808, aged 49, leaving children: Philip (46); Douglass, 
who was killed at the age of 21, by being thrown from a horse ; 
Ann, married Matthew Galbraith, of Philadelphia, had one son, 
James, killed while young ; Eliza, married Abraham Tenbrook, of 
Philadelphia, whose children are : William, married Margaret 
Lee, of Philadelphia, Philip, married Catharine Stewart, and 
Elizabeth ; Marcia, died 1820, aged 33 ; Mary, died 1819, aged 
26 ; Harriet ; Hannah, married John R Vogdes, an eminent pro- 
fessor in the University of Pennsylvania, and lawyer of Philadel- 
phia, whose children are : James and Julia ; Catharine, married 
Theodore Titus, (see Titus family, No. 19.) 

Philip (46), son of Ellett (45), was killed by being thrown from 
a carriage, in 1833, aged 55 ; married Mary Erwin, of Pennsylva- 
nia. Their children are : Mary Ann ; Catharine, married David 
H. White, of Philadelphia ; Eleonora, wife of James Hoy, of 
Trenton ; Julia, wife of Joseph Exton ; Louisa ; Philipina, mar- 
ried Commodore Armstrong, of the United States Navy, grand- 
son of Kev. James Armstrong, he died in Pensacola, 1854, aged 
29 ; Sarah, married James Southard, son of Isaac, for a time trea- 
surer of New Jersey ; and three sons, died in infancy. 

MIje Ofyiiistnp^Eii Unwell gamily. 

Christopher Howell (1), whose death is recorded April 25th, 
1779, at the age of 90, is in no way related, so far as can be ascer- 
tained, to Daniel Howell, the ancestor of most of the Howells of 
this region. He and his wife, Johanna, came, at an early period, 
from Long Island, and settled on a farm in Ewing township. She 
died October 31st, 1789, aged 91, having had children : Christo- 
pher (2) ; Obadiah, was, from 1762, for nine years, a trustee of the 
First Church of Trenton (now Ewing), he married, at the age of 
60, Polly Cherry ; Stephen, married, and had several children ; 
Josiah (8); Isaac (4); Rhoda, married, successively, Mr. Rue and 
Mr. Scott ; and Abigail, married Mr. Dumont, and lived in War- 
ren county. 

Christopher (2), son of Christopher (1), who died 1802, date of 
will, married Joanna, daughter of William Green, (see Green 
family, No. 4. ) She died 1802, leaving children : William, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Isaac Hill, of Flemington, and died April 
10th, 1801, aged 43 ; Martha, married Richard Green, (see Green 
family, No. 10) ; and Mary, died unmarried. 

Josiah (3), son of Christopher (1), died 1801, date of will. By 
his wife, Margaret, had children: Edward, married, and lived 
near Harbortown, and had children : Peter, Hannah, and others ; 
Andrew, lived in Somerville, and was a judge many years, in Som- 
erset county ; Burt ; and a daughter, married Mr. Wright, and 
had children : Mary, Sarah, Margaret, and Benjamin. 

Isaac (4), son of Christopher (1), who died April 28th, 1814, 
aged 79, married Hannah Carter, who died August 11th, 1804, 
aged 68. Their children were : Robinson (5); Henry (6); Israel 
(7); Ezekiel (8); Spencer (9); Isaac, married Elizabeth, daughter 
of John Phillips, who died February 2d, 1879, aged 83 ; Christo- 
pher (10); Obadiah (11); Susan, married Joseph Redman, and 
had children: Woolston and Charles; Hannah, married Joseph 
Welling, (see Welling family, No. 3.) 

Robinson (5), son of Isaac (4), married Mary Miller, of Sussex 


county, and had children : Nancy ; Mary ; Kenora ; Cornelia ; 
Phebe ; Hannah ; Isaac ; William ; and Kobertson. 

Henry (6), son of Isaac (4), died February 16th, 1826, aged 
63, having married Eebecca Jones, and had children : Isaac, 
married Elizabeth Hart; Henry, married Elizabeth Ann Late- 
rette ; James, married ; Christopher, died 1829, aged 40 ; Elijah, 
not married; Joseph, not married; Kalph, went West; Mary, 
married Nathaniel Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 18); Khoda, 
wife of Ralph Lanning; Obadiah, not married; Abigail, died 
1831, aged 34; and Hannah, married William Marcellus, and 
had children : Rebecca, wife of Simon Mathews, Elizabeth, wife 
of Joseph B. Crosdale, Mary, wife of Joseph M. Bennet, Hannah, 
wife of Daniel McNeal, Anna, wife of John B. Goheen, and Sarah, 
wife of John Dobbins, of Philadelphia. 

Israel (7), son of Isaac (4), died September 15th, 1835, aged 48, 
having married Agnes Hickey. She died September 17th, 1852, 
aged 70. Their children are : Israel, married Sarah Carter ; Sam- 
uel ; Liscomb ; Charlotte, wife of W. P. Wright ; Lydia, wife of 
Enoch Jones ; Charles ; Elizabeth ; Susan ; and Naomi. 

Ezekiel (8), son of Isaac (4), married Charity, daughter of Jo- 
seph Brittain. She died March 5th, 1847, aged 90. Their chil- 
dren were : Susan ; Hannah ; Isaac ; Charles ; Sarah ; William ; 
and Joseph. 

Spencer (9), son of Isaac (4), married Mary Abel, of Easton, 
Pa., and had children : Spencer ; Ezekiel ; Fanny ; and Rebecca. 

Christopher (10), son of Isaac (4), married Mary, daughter of 
John McCollen, and had children : John ; Henry ; Prudence, wife 
of William Updike ; Susan, wife of Samuel Biles ; Sally, wife of 
Ralph Carlisle. 

Obadiah (11), son of Isaac (4), died November 30th, 1844, aged 
78, having married Sarah, daughter of William Biles. She died 
June 25th, 1833, «aged 62. Their children were : Cornelia ; Eze- 
kiel, not married; Elizabeth, not married; William C. (12); 
Charles, married Mary Ann, daughter of John Cook, and had a 
daughter, Sarah, wife of Williain White ; George S., married Le- 
titia, daughter of William Yard, whose children are : George, 
Sarah E., and Frances ; Sally Ann, married Richard Lilly ; and 
Obadiah, married Louisa, daughter of James Tantum, and has 
children : Emma, wife of Leonard Kittenger, and Charles. 

William (12), son of Obadiah (11), married, first, Hannah, 
daughter of John Borden, by whom he had Evalina, wife of 


Thomas Gandy. By his second wife, Eve, daughter of Samuel 
Lawrence, he had : John ; and William, cashier in the Bank of 
Freehold. By his third wife, Eliza, daughter of Richard Howell, 
who died at the age of 93, he had : Mary L. ; and Joseph W. 

Cornelia Howell, daughter of Obadiah (11), married John Haz- 
ard, a teacher, and had children : Howell, a Presbyterian clergy- 
man, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, married 
Ellen, daughter of William Stout; Mary, first wife of George 
Hunt, a resident of Philadelphia ; Elizabeth, married Charles B. 
Smith ; Jane, married Derrick H. Clifford ; Sarah, married John 
Primmer ; and Cornelia, married Mr. Hart. 

Mfye Jfunt gamily. 

In the company of Englishmen that came to Long Island in 1652, 
to plant the town since known as Newtown, was Kalph Hunt (1). 
He was one of the seven patentees to whom, in behalf of them- 
selves and associates, a grant was made by Gov.-Gen. Richard 
Nicholl, of the land on which Newtown was afterward built. He 
was, for many years, one of its first magistrates, and actively and 
prominently engaged in its business interests, as the records 
abundantly prove. He died 1677, leaving children: Kalph, re- 
moved to Jamaica; Edward (2); John, was, for several years, a 
magistrate; Samuel (3); Mary; and Ann, wife of Theophilus 
Phillips, (see Phillips family, No. 1.) 

Edward (2), son of Ralph (1), became a man of estate, and 
died in Newtown, 1716, having married Sarah, daughter of Rich- 
ard and Joanna Betts, who came from England to Ipswich, Mass., 
in 1648, thence to Newtown, L. I. Their children were : Edward 
(4); Richard, settled in Hunterdon county, N. J. ; Ralph, there is 
good reason for believing that this is the Ralph who, in his will, 
made 1732, styles himself of Maidenhead, bequeathing one hun- 
dred and fifty acres in Hopewell to Edward, his brother, proba- 
bly ; Thomas ; Jonathan (5); Sarah, married Silas Titus, (see Titus 
family, No. 3); Martha; Elizabeth; Hannah; and Abigail. 

Edward (4), son of Edward (2), born February, 1684, came to 
Hunterdon county, N. J. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Jonathan and Hannah Laurenson. They had at least one son, 
John (6). 

John (6), son of Edward (4), died 1769. By his wife, Marga- 
ret, had issue : Noah (7); Wilson (8); John (9); Jonathan, went 
South ; Enoch, a colonel in the British army, his property admin- 
istered upon in 1762, by Noah ; Gershom, removed to North Caro- 
lina, in which state, and in Kentucky and Mississippi, his descend- 
ants are to be found ; Daniel ; Johanna ; and Charity. 

Noah (7), son of John (6), received the homestead, died October 
5th, 1805, aged 81. By his wife, Sarah, he had children : Stephen, 


a trustee of the Pennington Church, who married Euth Hunt, 
and had two sons, Noah H. and Asa B., both died young ; and 
Achsah, married Josiah Vankirk, their daughter, Sarah, died in 
1880, in her 93d year, by her marriage with Peter Z. Schenck, be- 
came the mother of John V., married Sarah A. Beaumont, Jane E., 
wife, first, of George W. Coryell, second, of Charles Steadman, Lou- 
isa, wife of Dr. Henry P. Welling, (see Welling family, No. 7,) Mary, 
wife 6f Dr. George White, (see White family, No. 6,) and of Eev. 
Noah Hunt, a graduate of Princeton College and Gambier Theo- 
logical Seminary, was settled, first, at Chicago, afterward rector 
of Emmanuel Church, Baltimore, and now fills the rectorship of 
St Ann Church, Brooklyn, in 1858, was editor of the "Western 
Churchman," Chicago, and in 1867, of the "Protestant Church- 
man," New York, he married Anna Pierce, daughter of Nathaniel 
G. Pendleton, of Cincinnati. 

Wilson (8), son of John (6), who died 1782, aged 67, married 
Susannah, daughter of Mr. Price, of Wales. She died 1783, aged 
68, leaving had children : Elijah, married, and died in 1760, aged 
31, having a daughter, Hannah, died young, and Eachel, married 
Mr. Lightfoot; James (10); Abraham (11); Nathaniel, died 1825, 
aged 81, having married Miss Peets, of New York, and had chil- 
dren : Theodocia, Sallie, W r ilson, Johns, of New York, and Fitz- 
Eandolph ; John, married, and had a daughter ; Susanna, wife of 
Maj. Peter Gorden, U. S. A., of Trenton, who died 1823, aged 71 ; 
Margaret, married Mr. Johnes, of Lawrence ; Charity, wife of Dr. 
De Camp, of Stoutsburg, surgeon in U. S. A., who died 1776, 
aged 23; John Price (12); Enoch, not married; Abigail, wife of 
Col. Stout ; Joanna, died unmarried ; and Naomi, married Peter 
Lott, to whose children, Peter and Naomi, mentioned in his will, 
he leaves property, he also mentions a granddaughter, Euth Phil- 
lips, who may have been the child of another daughter married 
to a Phillips. 

James (10), son of Wilson (8), died at the age of 93, having 
married Jemima, daughter of Joseph Green, (see Green family, 
No. 3,) by whom he had children : Joseph, married, and had 
children : Nancy, Peter, and Dora, he removed to the lake coun- 
try of New York; Elijah, died unmarried; Peter (13); James, 
died unmarried; Wilson (14); Jonathan, took the homestead, 
married Mrs. Parks; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cox, of Mon- 
mouth ; Susan, married John T. Blackwell ; Ehoda, wife of Da- 
vid Mount ; Jemima, wife of Jonathan Blackwell ; and Nancy. 


Adj.rGen. Peter (13), son of James (10), was a trustee of the 
Eirst Presbyterian Church of Trenton. He was a wealthy mer- 
chant, and had a spacious store at Lamberton, where was also his 
mansion ; he died at Charleston, S. G, 1810, aged 42, where he 
was buried with military honors. By his marriage with Maria, 
daughter of Moore Furman, of Trenton, he had issue : Sarah 
Ann ; Maria ; Susannah Matilda ; Furman ; Peter — all of whom 
died unmarried; and William (15). 

Capt. William Edgar (15), son of Peter (13), a captain in the 
United State Navy, was supposed to have perished at sea, while 
in command of the Levant, as nothing was ever heard of the 
ill-fated vessel, her captain, or crew. He married, first, Susan, 
daughter of Dr. James Clark, of Trenton, by whom he had chil- 
dren : Moore Furman ; Annie and Sue, died young ; James Clarke, 
captain in United States Kegular Cavalry; Virginia H., wife of 
Lieut. Peter Hargous ; William and Aubelsue, died young ; and 
Annie Bellville, wife of Edward S. McHvaine, (see Mcllvaine fam- 
ily, No. 8.) By his second wife, Annie, sister of his former, he 
had : Sue, wife of Elmer E. Green ; and Matilda, wife of Cleve- 
land Hillson. 

Wilson (14), son of James (10), married, and had children : 
William ; George, resides in Monmouth county ; Sarah ; Thomas, 
of Brooklyn ; and Wilson G., of New York. 

Abraham (11), son of Wilson (8), became an eminent merchant 
of Trenton, and by his energy and great business talent, accumu- 
lated a large fortune. He was, for fifty-seven years, a trustee of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, to which he left, at his 
death, October 27th, 1821, aged 81, $100, and the same to the 
Episcopal Church. He was, for several years, postmaster of 
Trenton, and appointed by Benjamin Franklin, postmaster of the 
United States. He married, first, Theodocia Pearson, who died 
March 4th, 1784, aged 39, having had children : Pearson (16); 
Wilson, died, not married ; Abram, died 1799, not married ; Kob- 
ert, was graduated at Princeton, admitted to the bar in 1799, 
removed to the South, and died, unmarried ; Philemon, died 
young; Theodore (17); John Wesley (18); Theodocia; Charles; 
and Henrietta ; last three died unmarried. His second wife was 
Mary Dagworthy, who died April 4th, 1814, aged 66. 

Pearson (16), son of Abraham (11), who died November 4th, 
1828, aged 63, married Kachel, sister of Charles and Joseph Hig- 
bee, of Trenton. She died April 7th, 1836, aged 71, having had 


children : Abraham, died young ; Robert, a physician, established 
in Covington, Ky. ; Theodocia Philadelphia, died 1844 ; Sallie, 
died 1818 ; and Westley P., who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Gulick, of Kingston, N. J., and their children were : Wilson, 
died 1856, William Edgar, died at St. Paul, Minn., and Louisa W. 

Theodore (17), son of Abraham (11), captain in the United 
States Navy, married Anna Lucas, of Si Louis, by whom he has : 
Charles ; Theodocia, married Henry Patterson, of Elizabeth, re- 
sides at St Louis ; Julia, wife of Maj. Turner, U. S. A., of St. 
Louis ; and others. 

John (18), son of Abraham (11), removed to Lexington, Ky., 
where he married Catharine Gross, and had children : Mary, wife 
of John H. Hanna; Theodocia, married George F. Strother, 
member of congress, of St Louis ; Robert Pearson, married Sallie 
Ward, widow of Col. Bigelow Lawrence, of Boston ; Eleanor H., 
wife of Richard Curd ; Henrietta, married Col. Calvin Morgan, of 
Huntsville, Ala., and became the mother of the noted General 
John Morgan, of the Confederate Army; Thomas; Catharine; 
Francis, married Julia, daughter of Dr. Elisha Warfield ; Ann ; 
and Charlton, married Rebecca Warfield, whose children are Eli- 
sha W. and Mary Thomas. 

John Price (12), son of Wilson (8), married Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Rev. John Guild, (see Guild family, No. 2.) Their chil- 
dren were : Azariah (19); Wilson Price, was the hero of Irving's 
"Astoria." John Jacob Astor, of New York, fitted out two expe- 
ditions for the mouth of the Columbia river, Oregon — one by sea, 
the other by land. The conduct of the land expedition was en- 
trusted to Mr. Wilson P. Hunt, who is represented by Irving to 
have been a man " scrupulously upright and faithful in his deal- 
ings, amiable in his disposition, and of most pleasing manners." 
His enterprising spirit had early led him to engage in commerce 
at St. Louis, then a frontier town, where, by the knowledge which 
he gained of Indian tribes and traders, from his intercourse with 
them, he became especially fitted for his position. The skill 
with which he conducted the expedition over the new, perilous, 
and hitherto almost untrodden route of between two and three 
thousand miles, fully justified the high opinion that was enter- 
tained of his abilities. He was a partner in the company, and 
ultimately became the head of the establishment, at Astoria. He ^ 
married Anna Lucas, widow of Theodore Hunt (No. 17), no chil- 
dren : Elijah (20); John Guild (21); Charity, wife of Joseph Wil- 


son, of Asbury ; Susan, wife of James Stevenson ; Hetty, died 
1862 ; and Mary Price, wife of John Bruere, of Allentown. 

Azariah (19), son of John Price (12), married .Widow Salter 
(Borden), whose children are : Borden ; Philip L. ; John, of Cape 
Girardeau ; Bobert, resided at St. Louis ; Margaret, married Wil- 
liam Pearson, of the United States Navy; and Mary, married 
Henry Pearson. 

Elijah (20), son of John Price (12), settled in Easton, Pa., and 
married Susan, daughter of Capt. John Barnet, of that place, by 
whom he had children : Ellen, wife of Balph Guild ; and John, 
married Maria White, of Easton. 

John Guild (21), son of John Price (12), married Bebecca, 
daughter of Samuel Titus, and had by her : Samuel, died in 
Cuba ; Wilson, married Hannah Blrtckwell ; Bobert, married, first, 
Miss McPherson, second, Sarah Lemon ; John Stevenson, mar- 
ried, first, Caroline Atchley, second, Henrietta, daughter of John 
Jones, (see Jones family, No. 4) ; their children are Joshua and 

John (9), son of John (6), married, and had children : John, 
who married Mary Carpenter, and died 1789, had a daughter, 
Eliza, wife of John Welch, of Boston ; Wilson ; Margaret, wife of 
James Wilson, of Amwell ; and Bebecca, wife of Gershom Lam- 

Jonathan (5), 3on of Edward (2), came to this township not 
long after 1700. He married Phebe, daughter of Content Titus, 
(see Titus family, No. 2.) Their children were : E<}ward (22); 
Jonathan (23); Bichard (24); Phebe; Elizabeth; and Hannah, 
who became the second wife of Andrew Muirheid, (see Muirheid 
family, No. 2.) 

Edward (22), son of Jonathan (5), married Hannah Drake, and 
had children : Oliver (25); Benjamin, born March 1st, 1758, mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Samuel Furman, and had one child, Mar- 
garet, wife of Elias Scudder Hunt; Vamel (26); Willah, born 
March 25th, 1763, married Thomas Skillman, of Cranbury ; Char- 
lotte, married her cousin, Israel Hunt; Sarah; Bichard (27); 
Jonathan, born 1770 ; Mary, born 1772 ; Joab, born 1775 ; Han- 
nah, born 1777 ; and Henry, born 1780. 

Oliver (25), son of Edward (22), born August 16th, 1754 ; lived 
on his estate, near Princeton, known as Cherry Hill. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Furman, and had children : Sarah, 
married Bichard Bond, of Trenton ; Elizabeth, wife of Bev. David 



Bartine, of the Methodist Church ; Samuel Furman, graduated 
at Princeton with honors, was a lawyer of Cincinnati, where he 
died ; and John (28). 

Dr. John (28), son of Oliver (25), graduated at Princeton and 
at the New York Medical College. He settled in the Miami val- 
ley, Ohio, where he practiced his profession over forty years. He 
married there, Amanda Baird, and had children : Elizabeth ; Oli- 
ver ; Anna, died young ; John E. ; Samuel F. ; James ; Alethia, 
wife of Isaac Wetherby ; Edith, died young ; and Anna. 

Varnel (26), son of Edward (22), married Achsah Pierson, and 
had by her : Pierson ; Siliman ; Eliza ; Jonathan, died in Missis- 
sippi; Theodore, not married; Hannah; Jane; Benjamin, died 
in Mississippi, not married ; Caroline, married Mr. Smith ; and 
Charlotte, married Mr. Smith. 

Kichard (27), son of Edward (22), born May 4th, 1768, and 
died 1833 ; married, first, Kuth Smith. She died November 24th, 
1824, having had children : Cornelia, died 1841 ; Abijah ; Elias 
Scudder, who married, first, Margaret, daughter of Benjamin 
Hunt, and had children, Bichard and Abijah, died young, his sec- 
ond wife was Hannah Bateman ; Bandolph S. ; Mary V. ; Joab, 
studied medicine, and practiced his profession in Mississippi, 
where he died, not married ; Jane, wife of James Cook, (see Cook 
family, No. 9) ; and Charles. His second wife was Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Jedediah Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 14,) and widow 
of Samuel Green. She died September 11th, 1872, aged 89, leav- 
ing a daughter, Louisa C, wife of Elijah L. Hendrickson, (see 
Hendrickson family, No. 18.) 

Jonathan (23), son of Jonathan (5), married Abigail North, and 
had children: Daniel; Israel (29); Jonathan (30); Jesse (31); 
Kichard (32); Jeremiah, died unmarried ; Keuben(33); Bebecca, 
married Benjamin Lawrence ; Mary C. ; Abigail ; and Abijah, 
lived in Mississippi, and died there, unmarried — he fell in a duel 
with Poindexter. 

Isiael (29), son of Jonathan (23), married Charlotte, daughter 
of Edward Hunt. Their children were : Mary, wife of Kev. John 
Boggs, of the Baptist Church, whose children are Elizabeth and 
Mary Jane ; Charles, died young ; Hannah, married John Van- 
derveer ; John, married Lucy Servis, and had children : David, 
Wesley, and Dr. John ; and Wesley, married Louisa, daughter of 
Joab Titus, of Hopewell. 

Jonathan (30), son of Jonathan (23), married, first, Miss Stout, 


and had children : David, married Miss Calvitt, of Mississippi, 
in which state he owned and lived on a large plantation. He was 
an earnest friend of education, and became one of the founders 
of Oakland College of that state, of which he was ever after the 
generous supporter ; he was also the liberal contributor of 
$50,000 to the Colonization Society ; Andrew, a successful physi- 
cian, resident at New York, where he married ; and Henry, 
located near Bingoes, and married Ida Z. Schenck, their, children 
were : Jonathan and Anna Mary, wife of Dr. Jacob Ludlow, of 
Easton, Pa. His second wife was Mary Salter. 

Jesse (31), son of Jonathan (23), married Elizabeth, daughter 
of John Hunt. He removed to Cincinnati, where he became 
wealthy. Their children were : George N., not married ; Louisa, 
died young ; Jane Frances, married Hon. Nathaniel G. Pendle- 
ton, formerly member of congress, and father of Hon. George H. 
Pendleton, United States senator from Ohio, and of Anna P., wife 
of Kev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D. D. 

Eichard (32), son of Jonathan (23), married Miss Stevens, 
whose children are : Benjamin, went south and was drowned ; 
Margaret, married Mr. Hamilton ; and Maria, married. 

Keuben (33), son of Jonathan (23), who died 1832, aged 58, 
married Valeria Mershon, she died 1834, aged 60,- having had 
children : Jeremiah, settled in Ohio ; Lewis, settled and died in 
Missouri ; Harvey, went west and there died ; Dr. Charles, 
located in Illinois ; James, a lawyer, settled in Ohio ; Cicero (34) ; 
Augustus (35) ; Catharine, married Ealph Mershon, whose chil- 
dren are : Eleanor, Harrison and Lewis ; Juliet ; Eleanor, married 
Dr. John Thomas, has a daughter Eusebia ; Sarah, married Na- 
thaniel Furman, principal of the High School at Newtown, Pa. 

Dr. Cicero (34), son of Keuben (33), a physician at Kingoes, 
married Annie, daughter of Eobert Iredell, of Hatborough, Pa. 
Their children are : Kobert I., married Catharine Skillman ; 
Frances M., wife of A. J. McCrea ; Mary, wife of Andrew Black- 
well ; Louisa, wife of Jacob J. Fisher. 

Augustus (35), son of Keuben (33), married Wilhemina Wil- 
liamson, and resides in Philadelphia. Their children are : David 
W. ; Cicero ; Annie I. ; Sallie W. ; Mary K. ; Emma ; and How- 
ard A. 

Richard (24), son of Jonathan (5), died January 1st, 1821, aged 
83, having married Jemima Blackwell, she died January 9th, 1814, 
aged 64, both buried in Pennington. Their children were : Phebe, 


wife of Henry Vandyke, of Princeton ; Elizabeth ; Kesiah ; Har- 
riet ; Catharine, married Mr. Grover ; Jemima, wife of Abram 
Vanpelt; Jonathan, who died December 10th, 1848, aged 67; 
married Rebecca Blue, who died April 15th, 1852, aged 71, buried 
in Pennington, they had children : Richard, went west, Maria, 
Ezekiel, Eliza, Martha Ann, and BlackwelL 

Samuel (3), son of Ralph (1), came from Long Island to Maid- 
enhead, N. J. His will is dated January 15th, 1717. His children 
were : Samuel (36), who inherited the homestead j Ralph ; and 
John owned land on Stony Brook, in Maidenhead and Hopewell ; 
Elizabeth ; Anna ; Mary ; Thomas ; Jesse ; and Edward. 

Samuel (36), son of Samuel (3), will dated March 13th, 1752, 
by his wife, Abigail, had children : Samuel (37), inherited the 
homestead ; Richard (38), inherited the Coxe tract of 460 acres ; 
John, who died unmarried ; and Thomas (39), inherited the 
Bainbridge tract of 650 acres ; Ralph (40) ; Sarah, married Mr. 
Price ; Martha, married Sampson Dildine, and had children : 
Uriah, died unmarried, aged 90, Abby, wife of Enos Goble, died 
aged 96, Samuel, died unmarried, aged 92, Richard, married 
Anna Opdike, Abraham, John, Ralph, Thomas, married Dorothy 
Divers, and Sarah ; and Abigail, married John Oxford, an Eng- 
lishman, their children were : Samuel, married Margaret Mc- 
Donald, John, married Eleanor Polhemus, Joanna, Nancy, wife 
of John Kenney, president of the Belvidere Bank, Abigail, wife 
of "William Parks, Abraham, married Polly McMurtry, Jonathan, 
married Ellen Kenney, Sarah, wife of Thomas Bowlsby, and Mar- 
tha, wife of Robert Oxford. 

Samuel (37), son of Samuel (36), will dated 1783, by his wife, 
Sarah, had children : Samuel, who inherited the homestead farm ; 
he was taken prisoner by the Tripolitans, money was sent out to 
redeem him, but he never returned. His sisters : Abigail ; Re- 
becca ; Sarah ; Anna ; and Elizabeth, inherited the farm. One of 
them married a Hunt ; Elizabeth, married Philip Van Cleve, 
whose descendants are now living on a part of the old place. 

Richard (38), son of Samuel (36), of Sussex county, N. J., 
whose will was dated 1814, had children : Richard ; David, a 
physician, married Sally Roy ; Samuel ; Joseph ; Thomas, married 
Catharine Dodder ; John ; William, of Morris county, N. J., 
married Miss Cooper ; Ralph, went west ; Sarah, wife of George 
Armstrong ; Elizabeth, wife of John Hankinson ; Patty, wife of 
John , a member of congress ; and David, practiced medi- 
cine in Newton, N. J., died, leaving two children. 


Thomas (39), son of Samuel (36), was a prisoner three years 
during the French and Indian war. In 1770, he married Tabitha 
Cook, whose children were : Abraham, married, first, Miss Allen ; 
second, Eunice Wells ; third, Elizabeth Everett ; Thomas, married 
Miss Turner ; Samuel, married Miss Greer ; Sarah, wife of Joseph 
Allen ; Daniel, married Mary Kercuff ; Rebecca, wife of William 

Ealph (40), son of Samuel (36), married May 7th, 1768, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Joseph Phillips, of Maidenhead, (see Phillips 
family, No. 8). Their children were : John (41) ; Joseph, born 
December, 1769, married Ann Hibler, died 1829, no children ; 
Samuel (42) ; Theophilus (43) ; Ralph (44) ; Richard, died un- 
married ; Thomas (45) ; Sarah, died March 12th, 1859, aged 81, 
having married Samuel Wells, had a daughter, Eunice, wife of 
Ralph Dildine ; Abigail, wife of Joseph Hill ; Martha, died un- 
married, 1827, aged 40 ; Mary, wife of Absalom Price, died June 
4th, 1850, aged 67 ; and Elizabeth, wife of Charles Roy, whose 
children were : Theophilus, Robert, Sarah, Martha, and William. 

John (41), son of Ralph (40), who died 1846, aged 77, married 
Anna, daughter of Samuel Hill, she died January 31st, 1854, aged 
80. Their children are: Sarah; and Joshua, died in infancy; 
Samuel, born June 5th, 1814, married Mary P. Hill ; and Mary, 
born August 22d, 1818, wife of Darnel Budd. 

Samuel (42), son of Ralph (40), married Sarah Coats, and had 
children : Abraham, married, and lives in Michigan ; John, mar- 
ried, and lives in Tennessee ; Ralph, married, and lives in Michi- 
gan ; and Mary Ann, married, and resides in Michigan. 

Theophilus (43), son of Ralph (40), died October 15th, 1846, 
having married Margaret Armstrong, and had children : Eliza- 
beth, wife of Hampton Andress ; Sarah Ann, wife of Benjamin 
A. Potter ; Dorinda, wife of George Turner ; Theophilus, married 
Miss Hunt ; and Margaret, wife of Peter C. Osborn. 

Ralph (44), son of Ralph (40), died 1858, aged 73, having mar- 
ried Hannah Budd, and had children : Theodore, married Celeste 
Struble ; Joseph B., married Phebe Roof ; Julia E. ; Adeline D., 
wife of J. Miller Hager ; Abby M., wife of Charles Hardin. 

Thomas (45), son of Ralph (40), died January 21st, 1864, hav- 
ing married Eliza Wigton, and had children : Martha, wife of 
Jacob Wigton ; Mary Louisa, married Mr. Mains ; William, mar- 
ried Mis3 Hibler ; Savilla, wife of James Decker. 

ffif[e Jones family. 

John Jones (1) was a native of Wales, settled in Pennsylva- 
nia, and by bis wife Katharine, a native of Holland, had sons : 
Joshua (2), and two others. Their mother gave each a sixteen- 
dollar gold piece, one of which is still in the possession of one of 
her great-great-great grandsons. 

Joshua (2), son of John (1), came ' from Pennsylvania, in the 
year 1758, purchased a farm in Ewing, on which he resided, and 
married Prudence, daughter of John Scudder, (see Scudder 
family, No. 10,) he died 1811, aged 85, she two years afterwards, 
aged 82, having had children : Benjamin (3) ; Mary, died 1821, 
aged 54 ; and Phebe, married Isaac Wynkoop, and had children : 
Mary, wife of Isaac Lanning, Joshua, married Catharine Ander- 
son, and Isaac, married, first, Bachel, daughter of Jesse Hunt, 
and second, Maria, daughter of Abner Scudder, (see Scudder 
family, No. 15.) 

Benjamin (3), son of Joshua (2), who died 1820, aged 60, 
married Catharine, daughter of Joshua Anderson, of Pennsyl- 
vania, she died 1833, aged 69, having had children : Joshua, 
married Bebecca, daughter of James Cole, no children ; John (4) ; 
Daniel A., married Sophia Manly, and died in Kentucky ; Elias S., 
married Margaret Mackey ; Charles, married Margaret Cook ; 
Isaac Brearley, married successively Isabella Morrison, and Han- 
nah, daughter of Lott Phillips ; Joseph ; Elizabeth, married, first, 
Allen Holcomb, second, William Wilson ; Prudence, married Cor- 
nelius Anderson ; and Mary, married John M. Schamp. 

John (4), son of Benjamin (3), who died September 23d, 1868, 
aged 82, married Mary, daughter of William Green, (see Green 
family, No. 41,) she died March 2d, 1858, aged 70, having had 
children : Enoch G. (5) ; Amos Scudder, not married ; Lydia, 
died 1858, aged 47 ; Joshua, married Elizabeth Corlies, of Tren- 
ton ; Alfred, married Caroline Mathews ; William (6); Samuel A., 
married Susan Barnes, of Philadelphia ; Henrietta, married John 
S. Hunt ; and Phebe, married Theodore S. Howell. 


Enoch G. (5), son of John (4), married Margaretta, daughter 
of James Hay, and had children : Eichard, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of William A. Green, (see Green family, No. 18); Lamar, 
married Mary Williamson ; and Cornelia, wife of Alfred Beeder. 

William (6), son of John (4), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Wesley Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 24,) whose 
children are : Sarah ; Mary Ellen ; Lydia ; and John, died in 

tftf[e tianning gamily. 

There is a tradition in this family that three brothers, of the 
name of Lanning, came originally from Wales, and settled on 
Long Island. They removed, soon afterward, to New Jersey. 
One bought land in the northern part, another in the southern 
section of the colony, and Eobert, from whom the Lannings of 
this part of the colony descend, settled in Maidenhead, now Law- 
renceville. His name is found among the grantees of the land on 
which to build a church in that village, in 1698-1699. 

Robert (1) is thought to have married Miss Hart. Their chil- 
dren were : Stephen (2); Ralph (3); Richard (4); John (5); Dan- 
iel (6); Robert (7); Frances, who was baptized at Maidenhead, 
July 13th, 1715, and married Jonathan Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 2); Martha, married, first, Mr. Phelps, who lived in 
Warren county, N. J., and second, Mr. Allen, no children by either 
husband ; Mercy, married Elijah Jones. 

Stephen (2), son of Robert (1), died in 1780. By his wife, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Ralph Hart, (see Hart family, No. 1,) had chil- 
dren: Ralph (8); Robert (9); Elijah (10); Stephen (11); Sarah, 
who married Joseph Scudder, of Lawrenceville ; Abigail, married 
Israel Jones, and had children : Elizabeth, the second wife of 
Joshua Reed, (see Reed family, No. 5), Ralph, who never mar- 
ried, Joel, who married Theodosia, daughter of Ralph Lanning, 
Stephen, who married Sarah, another daughter of Ralph Lanning, 
and Hulda, who died unmarried ; Mary, married Mr. Cook, and 
they had children: Rebecca, Elias, and Hannah; Elizabeth, 
married Henry Pierson ; Mercy, died unmarried, in 1784, aged 
about 80. 

Ralph (8), son of Stephen (2), married Elizabeth Jones, sister 
of Israel Jones. She died March 17th, 1808, aged 68. They had 
children : Samuel, died unmarried, in 1814, aged 46 ; Joseph (12); 
Mary, married Joshua Reed, (see Reed family, No. 5); Elizabeth, 
married Elijah Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 8); 
Abigail, died unmarried, in 1838, aged 78 ; Sarah, married George 


Beaver, and lived in the upper part of Hunterdon county ; Joshua, 
married, and had children, Lydia and Abner. 

Eobert (9), son of Stephen (2), married Jemima,, daughter of 
John Smith, of Lawrenceville. Their children were : John (13) ; 
Nancy, died unmarried, in 1847, aged 84 ; Stephen, died young ; 
Joshua (14). 

Joseph (12), son of BaJph (8), married Mary Jones, who died 
May 10th, 1819, aged 44. He died April 24th, 1823, aged 54. 
Their children were : George, died 1830, unmarried ; Samuel, 
married Frances Britton, and died October 26th, 1841, aged 34, 
and she died June 20th, 1858, in her 51st year ; Mary, married 
Gilbert Boe, of Trenton, whose children were : George, Joseph, 
and Sarah. 

John (13), son of Bobert (9), died May 28th, 1852, aged 86. 
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Hart She died Janu- 
ary 21st, 1852, aged 81. Their children were : Samuel Hart (15); 
Jemima, who married Aaron Furman; Martha, who married 
Amos Furman, brother of Aaron, (see Furman family, Nos. 12 
and 13); Ann, died unmarried, October, 1837, aged 37 ; Cornelia, 
died unmarried, October, 1854, aged 45. 

Samuel Hart (15), son of John (13), died September 23d, 1851, 
aged 58 ; married Eleanor, daughter of Henry Cook. They had 
children : Eliza Ann, married William Ashmore ; Henry (16). 

Henry (16), son of Samuel Hart (15), married, first, Hannah, 
daughter of Samuel M. Green, (see Green family, No. 44.) She 
died October 14th, 1851, aged 23. Their only child was Hannah, 
wife of William Henry Beed. He married, second, the widow 
Matilda Ashmore (Hillman). 

Joshua (14), son of Bobert (9), married, first, Catharine Van- 
kirk, and had children : Charles, who married Hannah, daughter 
of Matthias Perrine, of Cross Boads; John, married Sarah, 
daughter of Asher Temple, (see Temple family, No. 8.) who had 
a son, Benjamin ; Stephen, married a daughter of Henry Killer ; 
Jemima, married George Hunt, son of Theophilus Hunt ; Eliza- 
beth, married Nathaniel Tomlinson, (see Tomlinson family, No. 
5); Mary Ann, married Samuel Craft, son of George Craft. He 
married, second, Leah Hoagland; no issue. He died August, 
1863, aged 93. 

Elijah (10), son of Stephen (2), married Sarah Mershon. He 
died October, 1793, aged 40, and she died December 11th, 1831, 
aged 79. They are both buried in the Ewing graveyard. They 


had children : Mary, who married Theophilus Furman, (see Fur- 
man family, No. 14,) and died in 1845 ; Eunice, married Timothy 
Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 17,) and died August 
15th, 1839, aged 60; Elijah (17); Nathaniel (18); Jemima, died, 
unmarried, in 1845, aged 55 ; Abigail, never married, and died 
March 10th, 1845, aged 64 ; Angeline, married John Paxson, and 
had children : Sarah, married Horace English, and lives in Phila- 
delphia, Julia, married Jonathan Cook, son of Anthony Cook, 
Bachel, married Jedediah Green, and lives in Philadelphia, and 
Hannah, wife of George T. Price, of Cecilton, Md. 

Elijah (17), son of Elijah (10), married Mary, daughter of John 
Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 6,) and died in 1845. 
Their children were : Kandolph ; Edward ; Sarah ; Angeline, wife 
of Amos Phillips ; Mary Frances, who married Edward Phillips, 
son of John Phillips ; Charles Henry. 

Nathaniel (18), son of Elijah (10), was, for many years, an elder 
in the Ewing Church. He married Mary, daughter of Henry 
Howell, and died January 25th, 1845, aged 69. His wife died 
May 25th, 1840, aged 52. Their children were : Elijah Webster 
(19): Elizabeth; Bebecca, married James L. Woodward; Na- 
thaniel, married Harriet Gustin ; James, a merchant in Philadel- 
phia, married Bebecca Boyd ; John, married Fanny Beach ; Sarah, 
died young, in 1856. 

Elijah Webster (19), son of Nathaniel (18), is an elder of the 
Ewing Church. By his first wife, Cornelia, daughter of William 
Mershon, who died 1854, aged 29, he had two children : William 
M., married Jennie Hemenway, and Wallace, married Bell Cad- 
wallader ; and second, by Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Coleman, 
(see Coleman family, No. 5,) had children: Alfred M., married 
Ella G. Cox ; Cornelia Jane ; Herbert ; Harry Webster. 

Stephen (11), son of Stephen (2), who died 1798, married Elsie 
Beed, and had children: Samuel (20); Nathaniel (21); Daniel 
(22); John (23); Stephen (24); Naomi, died, unmarried; Mary, 
died, unmarried. 

Samuel (20), son of Stephen (11), married, and had children : 
Susan, who married Mr. Morris ; Mary Ann, married in Philadel- 
phia ; Amy, wife of Mr. Lee, and lives in Ohio ; Phebe, married, 
and lives in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, married Mr. McKinney; 
Hetty, married, and lives in Ohio ; Martha, married Mr. Jones, of 
Philadelphia ; Bebecca, married in Ohio, as did Mahala ; Nicho- 
las, married, and settled in Ohio. 


Nathaniel (21), son of Stephen (11), married Miss Lee, and had 
children : John, married in Warren county, N. J. ; Amos, married 
Hulda Thorn, of Bordentown ; Nathaniel, married ; Samuel, mar- 
ried, and lives in Luzerne county, Pa. ; Thisbe ; Penina. 

Daniel (22), son of Stephen (11), was a man of distinction, and 
was the proprietor of a large iron furnace at Oxford, Warren 
county, N. J., where he died, in the winter of 1862, aged 89. 
His children were : Charles ; Stephen ; Daniel ; John ; Eliza ; 
Fanny; Polly; Mary; Mahala. 

John (23), son of Stephen (11), married Eachel, daughter of 
Patrick Young, and had children : Jesse, who married Lucretia 
Wetherill, near Princeton; William, married Mary, daughter of 
Matthew Wetherill ; Isaiah, married Lydia Carter, of Burlington ; 
Elizabeth; Naomi; Susan. 

Stephen (24), son of Stephen (11), died 1826 ; married Mary, 
daughter of Isaac Smith. Their children were : Horace, who 
married Jane, daughter of William Beatty, of Ewing; Enoch, 
who married Harriet Beatty; Smith, married Elizabeth Knox; 
Samuel, married Mary Beatty, sister of Jane and Harriet Beatty, 
aforementioned; Joseph, married in Philadelphia; Susan, mar- 
ried William Wells. 

Ralph (3), son of Robert (1), was a second lieutenant in Cap- 
tain Hunt's Company, First Regiment, Hunterdon Militia, in the 
Revolutionary War. He married, first, Elizabeth, sister of Jasper 
Smith, of Lawrenceville, and second, Mary, daughter of Amos 
Hart, (see Hart family, No. 15.) He died in 1798. His children 
were: Amos (25); Ralph; Daniel; Jasper (26); Noah (27). 

Amos (25), son of Ralph (3), married Lois Reed, sister of Heze- 
kiah Reed. Their children were : Amos (29) ; Ralph (30); William, 
who married Anna Appelgate, and moved to western New York ; 
Sarah, married Asa Reed, (see Reed family, No. 10); Hezekiah, 
married Susan Boswell; Elizabeth, married Richard Hart, (see 
Hart family, No. 11) ; Jasper, married, first, Mary Vankirk, and 
second, her sister, Phebe Vankirk. They lived, also, in western*. 
New York. 

Jasper (26), son of Ralph (3), married Keziah Reed, who died * 
in 1812. They had one child, Abijah (28). 

Noah (27), son of Ralph (3), married Theodosia Smith. Their 
children were : Isabella, who married Reuben Hendrickson, (see 
Hendrickson family, No. 12) ; Sarah, married Charles Cook, (see 
Cook family, No. 11.) 


Abijah (28), son of Jasper (26), married Ann, daughter of Joseph 
Green, (see Green family, No. 38,) and had one child, Jasper, who 
married Eebecca Garwood, and had children : Maria, and Keziah, 
wife of Abner Jones. 

Amos (29), son of Amos (25), married, first, Jemima, daughter 
of Joshua Furman, (see Furman family, No. 4,) in 1815, and had 
children : Jasper, who married Miss Budd, and lived in Wiscon- 
sin; Amanda, married Mahlon Fulton, of Philadelphia; Eliza, 
married Smith Mitchner, of Philadelphia; Mary Ann, married 
Andrew Stanley, of Salem ; Sarah Matilda, married Henry Fur- 
man, son of Joseph Furman. He married, second, Catherine, 
daughter of John Anthony, of Dutch Neck. Their children were : 
Amos, married Ann Mary Neil, of Trenton; Charles Wesley, 
married Sarah M. Wykoff, of Flemington; Theodore, married 
Mary Jane White ; William, married Sarah McChesney, of Tren- 
ton ; Henry B., married Mary, daughter of Edward Gardner, of 
Elizabeth ; Emma, married Cruzer Snedeker ; Martha ; Caroline ; 

Ralph (30), son of Amos (25), was, for many years, an elder in 
the Ewing Church, and died May 4th, 1843, aged 57. His wife 
died November 8th, 1842. She was Mary, daughter of Isaac 
Wynkoop, by whom he had issue : Isaac, a lawyer of Trenton, 
who married Ruth Van Schaick ; Phebe, married Charles Torbert, 
of Bucks county, Pa. ; Theodore, married Eliza Van Schaick ; Re- 
becca, married Simon Prall, of Pennsylvania ; Amos, married 
Elizabeth Wilkins ; David, married Caroline, daughter of James 
Brearley, of Lawrenceville, (see Brearley family, No. 11); Eliza- 
beth, married Simon Van Arsdalen, of Pennsylvania ; Gerardus, 
married Amanda Norton ; William, married Catharine, daughter 
of Joseph Rue Burroughs, of Hopewell, (see Burroughs family, 
No. 29); Ralph Augustus. 

Richard (4), son of Robert (1), was a teacher, and married 
Sybil Rose, sister of the first Stephen Rose, and they had chil- 
dren : David (31) ; Phebe, who became blind, and died unmar- 
ried, July 2l8t, 1832, aged 83 ; Zenos, married Rachel Garretson ; 
Hannah, married Joseph Green, (see Green family, No. 38); 
Rachel, married Joseph Knowles ; Sarah, married Ralph Hart, 
(see Hart family, No. 8) ; Rhoda, married Mr. O'Neil, of Wash- 
ington, D. C, by whom she had a daughter, Margaret, whose first 
husband was Lieut. Timberlake, of U. S. Navy. After his death 
she married General John Henry Eaton, U. S. Senator from Ten- 


nessee, afterward secretary of war during the administration of 
President Jackson. By both of these husbands she had children. 
Her third husband was an Italian named Antonio Buchignani, a 
teacher of music. One of her daughters married into the dis- 
tinguished Virginia family of Randolph, and another Miss Vir- 
ginia Timberlake, a young lady of great personal beauty, became 
the wife of the Duke de Sampago, of Paris, and the mother-in- 
law of one of the Rothschilds. Mrs. Eaton, for in after years she 
took the name of her second husband, died in 1879, aged 83. 

David (31), son of Richard (4), died June 4th, 1824, aged 86. He 
was one of the guides to General Washington's army on the 
morning of the battle of Trenton. For anecdote of David Lan- 
ning, see Barber and Howe Historical Collections of New Jersey. 
He married Mary, daughter of Philip Palmer, who died Septem- 
ber 21st, 1852, aged 88. Their children were : Ralph (32); Wil- 
liam (33); Elizabeth ; Susan, married Nathaniel Snook, died 1832, 
aged 30. 

Ralph (33), son of David (31), married Phebe Ashton, and their 
children were : Amanda, married Joseph Stout ; Margaret, 
married William Burroughs, son of Joseph Burroughs, no issue ; 
Letitia, married William Doran ; Sarah, married Peter Hoagland. 

William (34), son of David (31), married Nancy, daughter of 
Emanuel Pidcock, and their children were named : Mary ; Susan, 
who married William Savage, of Philadelphia ; Charles, married 
Louisa Savage, of Philadelphia, whose children are named : 
William, Adelaide and Frances. 

John (5), son of Robert (1), lived on his farm near Lawrence- 
ville, still occupied by his grandson, Absalom Price Lanning (35). 
He died 1816, aged about 80, having married Martha, daughter 
of Edward Hunt, of Lawrence. They had children : Edward 
(34); Elizabeth, married Elijah Hart, (see Hart family, No. 7); 
Mary, married John Lawrence, of Princeton, a teacher, and in 
1862, was in her 95th year ; Sarah, died unmarried ; Martha, in 
1862, was in her 93d year ; Abigail, married Thomas Hooper, of 
Dutch Neck ; Charity, married Moses Allen, of Warren county, 
N. J. ; Susan, married John Frenor, of Dutch Neck. 

Edward (34), son of John (5), died in 1859, aged 85. He 
married, first, Ann, daughter of Benjamin Bryant, of Hopewell, 
she died in 1857, aged 52. Their children were : John ; Benja- 
min ; Margaret ; Ann — all four died in childhood ; Elizabeth, 
married Cornelius Vandyke ; Sarah, married Horace Varian ; 


Martha Ann, married Jacob Golder; Absalom Price (35). He 
married, second, Rachel Hankins, who survived him — no children. 

Absalom Price (35), son of Edward (34), married Henrietta 
Drake, and their children were named : John E., a graduate of 
Princeton, prosecutor of the pleas of Monmouth county, married 
Mary, daughter of William Scudder, (see Scudder, family, No. 
121) ; Mercer, married Emma Garten ; and Thomas. 

Daniel (6), son of Robert (1), was baptized at Lawrenceville, 
in 1713, and his will is recorded in 1771. He married a sister of 
Jonathan Furman. He was a surveyor and lived near Ewingville. 
Their children were : Jemima, married Jasper Smith, of Law- 
renceville, and died, aged 96 ; Hannah, who died about 1830, 
aged 88, married William Hart, son of Benjamin Hart, (see Hart 
family, No. 3); Elizabeth, who married Eobert Furman, (see Fur- 
man family, No. 7,) died at 90 years of age ; Prudence, married 
Samuel Cook, father of Justice Daniel Cook, of Lawrenceville, 
their only child was over 90 years of age at her death ; John, a 
physician, died unmarried, aged 80, at Reading, Pa., where he 
practiced; Eobert (36); Daniel (37); James (38); Enoch, died 
Young ; Israel, died young. The children of Jasper and Jemima 
Smith were : Daniel, a graduate of Princeton College, a lawyer 
by profession, and resided in Sunbury, Pa ; Asher, who lived at 
the homestead ; Hannah, who married Daniel Clark, (see Clark 
family, No. 6) ; Sarah, married Elias Scudder, (see Scudder fam- 
ily, No. 16) ; Elizabeth, married Richard Hill ; Jasper, died 1832, 
young ; Prudence, married, first, William Mershon, of Lawrence- 
ville, by whom she had children : Samuel and Mary, and second, 
Joseph Patterson, who died 1838, aged 58, by whom she had 
Mary, wife of Dr. Allison Perrine, of Monmouth county, she died 
in 1867, aged 90. 

Robert (36), son of Daniel (6), lived and died in Sussex county, 
N. J., having married Sarah, daughter of John Coryell, and sister 
of Judge George Coryell, of New Hope, Pa. They had children : 
John (39); Daniel; Mary, married Israel Hart ; Nancy; Frances; 
Prudence, married Mr. Van Syckle, of Sussex county ; Sarah, 
married William, son of Judge Montgomery Reading, of Sussex 

I}aniel (37), son of Daniel (6), lived in Owego, New York, where 
he married Miss Warring. He afterwards removed to Canada, 
where he died, leaving children : Amos ; Daniel ; John ; Robert, 
Hulda; Sarah; Mary. 


James (38), son of Daniel (6), married Nancy Edge, of Phila- 
delphia, and died in 1842, aged 89. Their children were : George 
(40); William, who married Harriet Smith, of Trenton; Eliza- 
beth, married Joel Gordon, of Philadelphia ; Khoda, married 
Henry Ashmore ; Nancy ; Hannah. 

John (39), son of Eobert (36), lived in Owego, New York. Was 
an extensive merchant, owning several stores. He died by a fall 
through a trap door. His wife was a daughter of Judge H alien- 
bach, of Pennsylvania. They had children; Augustus, who 
married Amanda, daughter of Dr. Crystal, and he is a merchant 
residing in Wilkesbarre, Pa. ; Matthias, married Ann Overton, of 
Owego, and lives on Wyalusing creek ; John, married Juliet, 
daughter of Asa Trumar, of Owego, where he lives ; Mary Ann, 
married John Rosette, a merchant, whose children are : Mary Ann, 
wife of Dr. John Ludlow, son of Kev. Dr. John Ludlow, provost 
of the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth, wife of John Brod- 
head, Ellen, wife of Anthony Drexel, the distinguished banker of 
Philadelphia/ and Sarah ; Sarah, another daughter of John (39), 
married Dr. Ezekiel Phelps, of Owego ; Emily, married John 
Taylor, a lawyer of Owego. 

George (40), son of James (38), lived in Morrisville, Pa. He 
married Mary, daughter of Joshua Furman, of Ewing, (see Fur- 
man family, No. 4,) and their children were : Enoch, married 
Mary, daughter of William Gillingham, of Morrisville, and lives 
in Philadelphia ; Andrew ; Joshua Furman, married Phebe, 
daughter of Dr. John HoweD, of Philadelphia, in which city he is 
a merchant; William B., married Rachel, daughter of Abner 
Margeram, of Morrisville, Pa. ; Sarah Ann, married Matson Pres- 
ton, of Morrisville ; Rebecca, married William Kitson ; Mary, 
married Thomas Bailey, of Morrisville, and lives in Atlanta, 

Robert (7), son of Robert (1), married Judith Baker, living 
near New Brunswick, he died in 1808. Their children were : 
John ; Daniel ; Enoch ; Robert ; William ; Deborah ; Martha ; 
Judith, who married a Mr. Abbott ; Hester ; Achsah ; Susannah. 

Hl^E tlCtt 5 am %- 

Much obscurity rests on the family of Lott, difficult, in the ab- 
sence of family records, to remove. The family was originally 
from Holland. Their name appears early among the settlers of 
Flatbush and Newtown, L. I., and we find them intermarried with 
the most prominent Dutch families of those towns. From that 
region came Peter Lott and took up his residence in Trenton, 
while his brother Hendrick (1) purchased a large body of land 
some six miles further up the river, a part of which he afterwards 
sold to Joshua Jones and Amos Scudder. Who constituted his 
family it seems impossible now to determine with certainty. We 
know through the will of his brother Peter, in which he expresses 
his desire to be buried with his parents on Long Island, that he 
had a son Peter ; this is he, probably, who lies in the Ewing Church 
ground, whose tombstone says Peter Lott, late of Long Island, 
died April 14th, 1753, aged 30. Elizabeth, who married Daniel 
Clark, about 1760, and Jane, who married Timothy Smith, were 
probably daughters of his. Individuals of this name seem to have 
married into nearly all the prominent families of Ewing and Pen- 
nington. We conjecture also that the following recorded name 
was a son of his : 

KichardLott (2), who died 1784, married Letitia Phillips ; issue, 
Theophilus, died young in 1786, leaving his property to his 
brothers, Kichard and Peter and to his sisters Hannah, Jane, and 
others; Ezekiel, married Anna Burrowes; Kichard (3); Peter, 
married Miss Burrowes, and went west ; Charity, married Ezekiel 
Howell, (see Howell family, No. 13); Mary, married Jonathan 
Muirheid, (see Muirheid family, No. 3); Abia, married Vincent 
Wetherill; Hannah, married John Wetherill, of Cranbury, and 
had one child, Abia, married Isaac Scudder, (see Scudder family, 
No. 126,) of Cranbury ; Jane, died unmarried ; Fama, married Mr. 
Carlisle ; Catharine, married Thomas McDowell. 

Kichard (3), son of Richard (2), who died about 1847, aged 75, 
was twice married, first, to Fanny Burrowes, and by her had Lam- 


bert, not married ; Theophilus, married Mary Lawyer, whose chil- 
dren are : Kichard, married Mary Simpson, Francina, died, aged 
20, John, died in youth, and Mary Ann ; Abigail, married Eze- 
kiel Kose, of Salem county ; John, not married ; Ebenezer, 
married Mary King, lived in Salem ; Eliza, married Moses King, 
of Salem. By his second wife, Miss Applegate, he had one son, 
Kichard, not married. 

A Peter Lott died 1720, leaving five children, one of whom was 
Peter. The name was not unfrequent in the neighboring towns. 


Ml^e ]V[cIlYainE family. 

The family of McHvaine, in Scotland, is of great antiquity. 
The first of this family of whom we find record was Allane 
Mcllvaine, who had a charter of the lands of Grumet and Atti- 
quia from James V., October 16th, 1529. His son, Gilbert Mc- 
llvaine, had a charter of confirmation of the lands of Grumet 
from Queen Mary, dated May 4th, 1546. After several genera- 
tions, William (2), son of Joseph (1), came to America, in what 
year is not known, having married Anne, daughter of Caleb 
Emerson and Mary North, a descendant of Right Hon. Dudley 
North. Caleb Emerson is descended, as is attested by a carefully 
preserved genealogy, from Sir Theophilus Emerson, a valiant 
knight, who came over with William the Conqueror, he being in 
the sixth generation from the German Robert Count Hobspruck. 
The children of this marriage were : William (3); Joseph (4); and 
Mary, who died November, 1818, aged 66, having -married 
Governor Joseph Bloomfield, son of Dr. Moses Bloomfield, of 
Middlesex county, a member of the bar, a captain in a New Jer- 
sey regiment, ordered to Canada in 1775, was attorney-general 
of state, a trustee of Princeton College, elected governor in 
1785, and for several successive terms, appointed brigadier- 
general in the war of 1812, and represented the state in congress 
from 1816 to 1821. He died October 3d, 1823, aged 70, and though 
a Presbyterian, is buried in the old church-yard of St. Mary's 
Episcopal Church, Burlington, N. J. 

Dr. William (3), son of William (2), having received his medical 
education at Edinburgh University, became a physician, settled 
ixr&t in Bristol, afterward in Burlington. He married, first, Mar- 
garet, daughter of William Rodman, of Pennsylvania, she died 
February 22d, 1781, aged 29. Their children were : Hannah, died 
in infancy ; Rachel; married Dr. Ruan ; Mary Ann, married Gen. 
Jonathan Rhea ; and Elizabeth, died in childhood, is buried with 
her mother in the Episcopal church-yard at Bristol. His second 
wife was Rebecca, daughter of William Coxe, of Burlington, she 


died September 13th, 1783, aged 23, leaving a daughter, Kebecca, 
wife of Joshua M. Wallace, of Philadelphia. His third wife was 
Mary, daughter of Edward Shippen, chief justice of Pennsyl- 
vania, and Margaret Francis, his wife, who was the daughter of 
Tench Francis, recorder of Philadelphia and attorney- general 
of Pennsylvania, son of John Dean, of Inismore, son of Kev. John 
F. Dean, of Leighton. He had, by her, children : William, died 
August, 1854, aged 68, not married ; Edward Shippen (5) ; Mar- 
garet Shippen, died 1864, aged 76, not married ; Joseph Bloom- 
field (6); and Maria, died 1869, aged 98, not married. 

Edward S. (5), son of William (3), in 1813 settled in Ewing 
township, on a farm near the church, still owned and occupied by 
his grandson, Edward S. Mcllvaine. He was a man of strong 
character and much influence, had one child, William Rodman (7), 
by his wife, Esther, daughter of William and Esther Rodman, of 
Bucks county, Pa., a lady of singular refinement and highly cul- 
tured mind, which she improved by travel abroad. The following 
lines addressed to her grandchildren were written by this most 
estimable Christian lady, prompted by the destruction of one of 
two venerable white oaks, that stood in the grave-yard of the 
Ewing Church, and which was destroyed by a tornado, June 3d, 
1852 : 

Thou venerable oak, the* churchyard tree, 

With deep regret thy broken form we see. 

Two hundred years or more the storms thou braved, 

Unharmed, while round thy head the tempest raved. 

A faithful guard through all that lime thou kept, 

Above the throng that 'neath thy shadow slept. 

The wild tornado's' breath hath o'er thee past, 

And prostrate on the earth thou liest at last. 

In time remote two white oaks had their birth, 

Destined for many an age to grace the earth. 

And here they stood when our forefathers came, 

To build an altar to their Maker's name. 

Men from afar — perchance beyond the deep, 

This place they chose, their Sabbath rest to keep. 

They built an altar' of materials rude, 

Unhewed the stone, and roughly dressed the wood. 

'Twas blessed of Him whose promised dwelling place, 

Is where His people meet to seek His grace. 

Once in three weeks the stated pastor came, 

With gracious message in his Master's name. 

Reciprocated all the greetings kind, 

Rejoiced in health and peace his flock to And. 

The morning service o'er, beneath your shade, 

They ate their bread and kind inquiries made — 

How fared it with the brother pioneers, 

What were their prospects, what their hopes and fears? 


What news from home— afar beyond the sea ? 

Fight Hampden, Cromwell, still for liberty, 

Or to his kingdom is King Charles restored ? 

Has promised but again to break his word? 

Has Scotland sheathed the sword, or does she still 

For conscience* sake oppose her sovereign's will? 

Worship the faithful still in caves and dens, 

In forest deep, or wild secluded glens? 

For Wales who strikes to put oppression down. 

Who nobly dares to wear a martyr's crown. 

One to the other thus the tidings bore, 

Of clime and kindred they would see no more. 

That duty done, once more to praise and pray, 

The church they entered- thus they spent the day. 

They sought religion first, man's greatest good. 

The path the fathers trod the sons pursued. 

Their children to the Lord in covenant given, 

They placed their feet in paths that led to Heaven. 

By precept and example trained the youth 

In all the ways of honesty and truth. 

None caused their parents or their country shame, 

Of them no record shows a felon's name. 

When war's dark storm across the country came, 

Bravely they faced it in their Maker's name. 

With patriot zeal their country's battle fought, 

Gained for posterity the boon they sought. 

That duty done they left the camp and plain, 

And homeward turned to till their fields again. 

Time levels all, the old church passed away — 

It served a holy purpose in its day. 

And faithful men a new foundation laid, 

Offerings of patient toil and substance made. 

Well wrought, the building rose by careful hands, 

Memorial of their zeal the church now stands. 

And to this people, long the Lord hath given, 

Grace, food, and peace, the richest gifts of Heaven. 

Old Trees ! when ye were young and small your shade, 

There at your feet a stranger form they laid, 

Now many others rest beside his bed. * 

For many a mossy stone the names disclose, 

Of Hart, Reed, Scudder, Howell, Clark and Rose. 

Hunt, Burroughs, Beeder, Hendrickson and Green, 

Fish, Welling, Temple, Lanning, Moore and Dean, 

Cook, Chambers, Carle and Muirheid, Furman, Lott, 

And hundreds without stone to mark the spot. 

These slow processions in their sad array, 

From age to age have traced their mournful way. 

From this enclosure, consecrated ground, 
None shall awake until the last trump sound. 
One name on earth and one alone is given, 
Whereby this numerous host can enter Heaven. 

William K (7), son of Edward (5), who died January 13th,_ 
1875, aged 55, was, for many years, a judge of the court of com- 
mon pleas and a trustee of the Ewing Church. He married, in 
1842, Christiana, only daughter of Jasper Scudder, (see Scudder 


family, No. 17.) Their children are : Edward Shippen (8); Jasper 
Scudder, graduated at Princeton College with the first honor of 
the class of 1862, at the age of 18, and graduated at the Theo- 
logical Seminary, and went as a missionary to China, in 1868. 
He soon made himself proficient in the language of the country, 
and became one of the best Chinese scholars of the American 
board. So great was his zeal in his Christian work, that he would 
go where others deemed it unsafe, and in order to win the hearts 
of the people, he adopted the Chinese dress and partook of their 
food with them, which is considered by all missionaries a great 
sacrifice of comfort and health. He gave $5000 toward the pur- 
chase of land for a Presbyterian church in Tsi-nan-fu, Shantung, 
China, to which place he was the first to carry the news of the 
Gospel It was there, on February 2d, 1881, aged 37, that he 
died, and is buried. Even the Chinese were impressed by his 
godly life, as they wrote upon his coffin, "Holy Teacher gone to 
God ;" Maria, died, aged 18 ; and Francis, died in infancy. 

Edward Shippen (8), son of William (7), is an elder and trus- 
tee in the Ewing Church ; married Annie Belleville, daughter of 
Capt. William E. Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 15.) Their chil- 
dren are : Margaret Shippen ; Anna Belleville ; and Maria. 

Joseph B. (6), son of William (3), married Mariana, daughter 
of Commodore Alexander Murray, United States Navy, and by 
her had children: William; Alexander Murray (9); Mary; and 
Margaret S., married Rev. Mr. Dickinson. 

Alexander Murray (9), son of Joseph B. (6), resides in Phila- 
delphia. He married Mary, daughter of Dr. Joseph Olden, of 
Ewing, by whom he has children : Elizabeth Olden ; Julia Mur- 
ray ; Bloomfield ; William ; Alexander ; Rodman ; Edward S. ; 
and Mary. 

Joseph (4), son of William (V), was colonel in the Revolutionary 
service ; died just after the conclusion of the war, February 17th, 
1787, aged 38, and is buried in the ground of the Episcopal 
Church, Bristol, leaving an only son, Joseph (10). 

Joseph (10), son of Joseph (4), transferred his residence to 
Burlington ; was a lawyer, and arose to high distinction in his 
profession, and for a time represented the state in the United 
States senate. He married Maria, daughter of Bowes Reed, of 
Philadelphia, by whom he had children : Bowes Reed (11); 
Bloomfield, was graduated at Princeton, married Miss Banker, 
and died 1826; Charles Pettit (12); Joseph, also a graduate of 


Princeton, member of the bar, and recorder of the city, a district 
of which he represented in the legislature, died unmarried, 1826 ; 
Henry, a member of the legal profession, which he practiced in 
Philadelphia, he married, first, Matilda, daughter of Michael Nes- 
bit, of Philadelphia, and second, her sister, Louisa, no children ; 
William, died young ; Emerson ; Edward, married Miss Watson ; 
Mary, married Bear-Admiral Frederic Engle, of the United States 
Navy, they have several children ; Ellen, married Dr. Berkley, of 
Virginia, and at his death, married Mr. Harris, of Philadelphia. 

Bowes Keed (11), son of Joseph (10), died 1866. He gradu- 
ated at Princeton in 1812. The war breaking out shortly after, 
he entered the army, and was appointed aid-de-camp, with the 
rank of major, and served with credit during the war. At its 
close, he spent three years at Cadiz, Spain, engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits. On his return, he engaged in the same employ- 
ment at Lexington, Ky., and finally at New York, where, having 
accumulated an ample fortune, he died, 1866, aged 72, a model of 
purity, integrity, and Christian consistency. While at Lexington, 
.he married Catharine S. Dusmesnil, by whom he has children: 
Beed ; Charles ; Henry ; Edward ; and daughters. 

Bev. Dr. Charles Pettit (12), son of Joseph (10), was graduated 
by Princeton College and Theological Seminary. He was ap- 
pointed chaplain and professor of ethics and revealed religion, at 
West Point, and of sacred antiquities in the University of New 
York; was made bishop of the Episcopal Church of Ohio ; was 
president of Kenyon College and Theological Seminary. He was 
honored with the degree of D. D. in this country, with D. C. L. 
by Oxford, England, in 1853, and with LL. D. by Cambridge, in 
1858. He ended his valuable life at Florence, Italy, whither he 
had gone for health, March, 1878, aged 75. He was the author 
of numerous works, none of which had a popularity equal to his 
"Evidences of Christianity. " He was a man of broad and lib- 
eral views, and was not to be prevented from identifying himself 
with his clerical brethren of other denominations. A man of rare 
dignity and eloquence, both in the pulpit and on the platform, 
and equally distinguished for his eminent piety, his profound 
learning, and his exalted abilities. He married Emily, daughter 
of William and Bachel Coxe, of Burlington, by whom he had sev- 
eral children. 

M^e $[nni|B family. 

The English familes of Moore, says Riker, are believed to find 
their common head in Sir Thomas De Moore, who came over from 
Normandy with William the Conqueror, in 1066, his name being 
on the list taken at the port of embarkation (St. Valery); and 
also in the list of survivors of the battle of Hastings. 

Eev. John Moore (1), was of English birth, though when and 
whence he emigrated, is unknown. As an independent minister 
he came from New England to Newtown, Long Island, soon after 
its settlement in 1652, and became their first minister, and con- 
tinued to preach to them veiy acceptably till his death in 1657. 
He left children : John ; Gershom, married the widow of Jonathan 
Fish, some of both of whose sons are believed to have removed 
to New Jersey ; Joseph, lived at Southampton, and there died in 
1726; Samuel (2); and Elizabeth, married Content Titus, (see 
Titus family, No. 2.) 

Captain Samuel (2), son of Rev. John (1), became a grantee of 
land at Newtown, L. I., in 1662, and subsequently a large pur- 
chaser, and having filled many public offices, and served in the 
magistracy for a series of years, died in 1717, and his wife, Mary 
Reed, died in 1738, aged 87. Their children were : Samuel 
(3); Joseph (4); Benjamin (5); Nathaniel (6); Mary, married 
Nathaniel Woodward ; Margaret, married Mr. Pretton ; Eliza- 
beth, married Mr. Hicks ; and Sarah, married Daniel Coe. 

Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2), married Charity, daughter of 
William Hallett, and had a son John ; and daughter, Elizabeth,, 
wife of Benjamin Moore (No. 18). 

Joseph (4), son of Samuel (2), who lived at Newtown, L. I., and 
died there in 1760, aged 71, married successively Elizabeth and 
Sarah, daughters of Joseph Sackett. Of the seven children by 
his first wife, Sarah, married Benjamin Fish (see Fish family, No. 
4), and removed to Trenton ; of the eight children by his second 
wife, Sackett (7), and Benjamin (8), were twins, both moved to 
New Jersey, one to Hopewell, the other to Trenton. 


Sackett (7), son of Joseph (4), died August 18th, 1753, aged 37, 
and is buried in the Ewing Church ground. He married his 
cousin, Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel Moore (No. 6), and had . 
children : Nathaniel, born September 30th, 1741, married Mary 
Mershon ; Captain Joseph, born August 14th, 1744, died un- 
married ; Joanna, born July, 1747, married Andrew Smith ; Jesse 
(9); and Sackett (10). 

Jesse (9), son of Sackett (7), was a trustee in the Pennington 
Church, died July 8th, 1839, aged 89, having married, first, 
Susanna Lawrence, who died March 10th, 1814, aged 63. His 
second wife was Hannah, daughter of Daniel Woodward, no chil- 

Sackett (10), son of Sackett (7), born January 7th, 1754, and 
died July 29th, 1820, having married Elizabeth Clifford, she died 
1830, aged 62. They had a daughter, Abigail, wife of Joseph 
Scudder Hart, (see Hart family, No. 20.) 

Benjamin (8), son of Joseph (4), died in 1792, aged 74, having 
married Mary, daughter of John Hart, (see Hart family, No. 1.) 
She died 1789, aged 73, having had children : Israel (11); William 
Sackett (12) ; Sarah, wife of Joseph Moore, of Newtown, L. I., 
whose children are: Mary, and Catharine, wife of Benjamin 

Israel (11), son of Benjamin (8), died March 5th, 1829, aged 
78, having married Catharine Carpenter. She died February 22d, 
1835, aged 82. Their children were : Aaron (13); Sarah, born 
August 11th, 1777, died 1829 ; Mary, bom April 12th, 1781, died 
1801 ; Elizabeth, born January 29th, 1785, first wife of Josiah 

Aaron (13), son of Israel (11), born October 23d, 1775, died 
December 17th, 1849, having married Sarah, daughter of 
Jeremiah Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 9,) by whom he 
had children : Catharine Eliza, died young, 1832 ; Sarah, died in 
infancy ; Mary Ann ; and Virginia, married Benjamin Hendrick- 

William Sackett (12), son of Benjamin (8), died February 3d, 
1825, aged 67, having married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin 
Moore (No. 18), of Hopewell. She died November 14th, 1828, 
aged 60. Their children were : Maria, married Benjamin Fish, 
of Trenton, (see Fish family, No. 7); Ann, became the second 
wife of Captain Lewis Parker, of Trenton, died August 3d, 1871 ; 
Benjamin (14); Eliza, died May 30th, 1880, aged 83 ; William, 


lived in Danville, HI., married the widow, Mary Scott, and died 
April 16th, 1877 ; and Charles, died in infancy. 

Benjamin (14), son of William Sackett (12), by his wife, Re- 
becca, daughter of Abner Scudder (see Scudder family, No. 15), 
had children : Abner Scudder, married Susan Dole, of Lynn, and 
died 1871, left children, Mary, Auther and Gertrude ; Caroline, 
married Frederic Dressier, of Philadelphia, whose children are : 
Charles and Emma ; William C, died 1872, not married ; Eliza- 
beth, died, not married ; Israel, married Hester Ann Knox, of 
Philadelphia, and has children : Alexander, William, Mary and 
Lizzie ; Sarah, married Charles S. Moulder, of Philadelphia, whose 
children are : Charles, Benjamin, Sarah and Augustine ; Benjamin, 
lives in Boston, married Clorinda Wales ; and Georgiana, married 
John Townsend, of New York, has children : Kate and Maria. 

Benjamin (5), son of Samuel (2), who by his marriage with 
Anna, daughter, of Joseph Sackett, was the grandfather of that 
truly pious, profoundly learned, and greatly venerated prelate, 
Benjamin Moore, president of Columbia College, of New York 
city, and bishop of the Episcopal Church of New York state, and 
grandfather of Dr. William Moore, of New York city, a man distin- 
guished in the medical profession, who by his marriage with Jane, 
daughter of Nathaniel Fish, brother of Benjamin, who settled in 
Ewing, was the father of Nathaniel Fish Moore, also an eminent 
president of Columbia College, of which he was a graduate and 
professor of Latin and Greek ; he died aged 90. 

Nathaniel (6), son of Samuel (2), came to this township from 
Long Island, in 1708, bought 500 acres of land about two miles 
from Pennington, on which he lived till his death, September 6th, 
1759, aged 72. He married Joanna, daughter of the Rev. John 
Prudden, a Presbyterian clergyman of Newark, N. J., by whom 
he had children : John, (15); Samuel (16); Joseph (17); Benja- 
min (18); Phebe, married Richard Green, (see Green family>/No. 
6); Abigail, married, first, Sackett Moore (No. 7); second^ Jona- 
than Smith, (see Smith family, No. 3); and Sarah, married Benja- 
min Temple, (see Temple family, No. 3). 

Captain John (15), son of Nathaniel (6), who died September 
3d, 1768, married, first, a daughter of Theophilus Phillips, (see 
Phillips family, No. 4,) of Lawrence, and had issue : Amos (19); 
John (20); Samuel (21) ; Nathaniel (22); Theophilus (23); Eliza- 
beth, died December 7th, 1818, aged 67 ; Kesiah, married Mr. 


Titus ; Sarah, wife of John Smith, (see Smith family, No. 7) ; 
William ; Joseph, married Miss Palmer. His second wife was 
Love, daughter of Ebenezer Prout, who died January 9th, 1776, 
aged 59. 

Amos (19), son of Capt. John (15), who died April 29th, 1814, 
married, first, Ann a,daughter of Jonathan Smith, (see Smith 
family, No. 3) ; she died August 27th, 1777, aged 31, having had 
one daughter, Kebecca, wife of Aaron Hart, (see Hart "family, No. 
17.) His second wife was Dorothy Hutchinson, who died March, 
1834, aged 86. 

John (20), son of Capt. John (15), by his wife, Sarah, daughter 
of Henry Carpenter, of Ewing, had children : John C. (24) ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Kev. Asa Dunham; Sarah, wife of George 
Hunt, moved West ; and Charles, married and went West. 

John C. (24), son of John (20), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Guild (see Guild family, No. 3,) whose children are : John 
G. (25); Elizabeth, married Kev. Jacob Duy, a Lutheran clergy- 
man of Germantown, and has children : Olivia, wife of Dr. Smi- 
ley, of New York, Kaymond, died young, Cornelia, wife of Mr. 
Abby, Henrietta, wife of Paul Davis, of Philadelphia, Sallie, 
Helen, and Philip Melancthon ; Cornelia, married the Kev. Daniel 
Miller, their children are : Elizabeth, Mary, wife of John Van- 
cleve, Sophia, Susan, John, Margaret, and Catharine ; Sarah, 
married Mr. Ward, of Hollidaysburg, had children : Elizabeth 
and Sarah; Charles, married Kate Heinichen; Abigail; Augus- 
tus ; and Edwin ; the three latter died young. 

John G. (25), son of John (24), married, first, Elizabeth Lippin- 
cott, of Philadelphia, have children : Sarah ; Edward ; Raymond ; 
Olivia ; Charles ; Emma ; John ; and Mary ; married, second, 
widow Martha Hutchinson. 

Samuel (21), son of Capt. John (15), married Sarah, daughter 
of Kichard Green, of Ewing, (see Green family, No. 6); in 1782 
made his home in Easton till his death in 1798. She died 1829, 
leaving children ; Phebe, born July 17th, 1782, married, first, 
William Kelly, and lived in Batavia, Ohio ; her second husband 
was Israel Gregg ; she died at Hamilton, having had children by 
both husbands ; Kebecca, born September 9th, 1783, wife of 
Samuel Kelly, lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, died 1871 ; Mary, born 
November 18th, 1784, married Dr. Edward Porter, of French- 
town, and died 1838, leaving children : Edmond, Leonidas, and 
Thomas; Elizabeth, born July 17th, 1786, married William B. 


Mott, had children : Sarah Ann, Edward T., Jane M., Marcia M., 
Elizabeth, and Mary ; Nancy, born July 19th, 1787, married 
Thomas Kelly, brother of the two former, and died in Mellville, 
Ohio, in 1818 ; Martha, born October 3d, 1789, died unmarried 
1858 ; Samuel (26); Sarah Green, born, June 22d, 1797, married 
Joseph Rapp ; and Abigail, born November 19th, 1798, married 
Dr. John Hoflf, of Easton, Pa., children : John P. and Elizabeth. 

Samuel (26), son of Samuel (21), married November 7th, 1832, 
Elizabeth Wamsley, of Mansfield, and had issue : Samuel S., mar- 
ried Abigail Smith, of Elizabeth, N. J. ; Martha, married Rev. 
Edward Townsend, of Maryland, a Methodist clergyman ; Sarah 
G., died in infancy ; Mary E., married William H. Cornell, of 
Ithaca, N. Y., lives in Titusville, Pa. ; James W., married Rachel 
Flannery, of Pottsville, Pa., is a physician and professor of 
physics in Lafayette College ; and Anna, married T. W. Doty, a 
lawyer of Mifflin, Pa. 

Nathaniel (22), son of Captain John (15), married, Eleanor 
Van Brunt, resided in Trenton, had children : John (27) ; Corne- 
lius (28). 

John (27), son of Nathaniel (22), lived in Philadelphia, died 
February 12th, 1834, aged 69, having married Hannah, daughter 
of Joseph Price, of Harbortown ; she died in 1835. Their chil- 
dren were : John, died young ; Samuel ; Hannah, married John 
B. Ellison, had children : Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Richards, 
William, married Ellen V. Walker, Rodman B., married Hannah 
Miller, and Meta, married Dr. George Ellis; Sarah, married, 
first, William G. Orr, had one son, John, who married, first, Orra 
Lee ; second, Miss Preston, her second husband was Rev. Jared 
Dewing, one son, Thomas ; Maria, was the second wife of George 
Link, of Philadelphia, whose children are : Susan, wife of Thomas 
Folwell, and Maria, died young, Eliza, married, first, Anthony 
Finley, of Philadelphia, second, Xenophon J. Maynard, of Tren- 
ton ; Susan, married Armitage Green, (see Green family, No. 21.) 

Cornelius (28), son of Nathaniel (22), who died 1819, aged 58, 
married Sarah, daughter of James Hill, of Trenton. She died 
aged 90, having had children : James, died young in Cuba ; 
David (29); Charles; and William Hill (30). 

David P. (29), son of Cornelius (28), resided in Philadelphia, 
he married, first, Mary Collens, whose children are : Cornelius ; 
Sarah ; Virginia ; John M., married Miss Mason ; Albert ; Ray- 
mond ; and Hannah. His second wife, was widow Azuba Withrop. 


William Hill (30), son of Cornelius (28), was a resident of 
Philadelphia, married Hannah, daughter of Captain Davis, of 
Lancaster county, Pa., by whom he had issue : William Hill, 
married Susan, daughter of William Camm, of Philadelphia ; 
Thomas B. ; Emma, died in youth ; and Hannah. 

Theophilus (23), son of Capt John (15), married Ehoda, daugh- 
ter of John Phillips, of Pennington, and by her had children : 
Mary, married Samuel Holcomb, of New Brunswick, and her 
children are : Rhoda, wife of Peter Poole, Theophilus, married 
Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Stephen Meeker, of Williamsburg, Jane, 
died unmarried, Susan, wife of Mr. Molleson, a lawyer of New 
Brunswick, and Cornelia, wife of Dr. Augustus Taylor ; Keziah, 
married John V. Hart, (see Hart family, No. 10) ; Letitia, married 
Jacob Holcomb, son of Jacob Holcomb, of New Brunswick, and 
by him had children : Maria, wife of Dr. Landis, Keziah, wife of 
Mr. Rekirt. 

Samuel (16), son of Nathaniel (6), who died April 7th, 1803, 
aged 83, married Rebecca, daughter of Richard Green, (see Green 
family, No. 2.) She died September 28th, 1813, aged 87, having 
had children: William (31); Richard; Elijah; Samuel, died July 
30th, 1816, aged 58 ; Rebecca, died February 24th, 1806, aged 46 ; 
Phebe, married William Green, (see Green family, No. 41) ; Mary, 
married Jonathan Smith ; Hannah, married Titus Quick, of Am- 
well ; Abigail, died March 22d, 1823, aged 66, leaving $4000 to the 
Pennington Academy ; Joanna, died 1831, at an advanced age. 

William (31), son of Samuel (16), married Elizabeth, daughter 
of John Davinson, of Pennington, and had children : Mary, mar- 
ried Asher Hart, (see Hart family, No. 24); Charles (32); Na- 
thaniel, married in Ohio ; John, married in Ohio ; Elijah, not 
married ; Sarah, died unmarried ; Rebecca, married Cornelius 
Vankirk, of Pennington.. 

Charles (32), son of William (31), married Sarah, daughter of 
Daniel Woodward, whose children were : Eliza Ann, wife of John 
B. Taylor, of Taylorsville, Pa., have one daughter, Hannah Maria ; 
Sarah, married Mr. Green, in Ohio ; and Phebe. 

Joseph (17), son of Nathaniel (6), resided near Pennington, died 
April 7th, 1804, aged 70. He married, first, Christian, daughter 
of Richard Green, by her had children : Ely, (33); Moses (34); 
Ephraim, a physician, not married ; Elizabeth, married CoL John 
Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 7.) His second wife was 
Mary, daughter of Reuben Arniitage. 


Ely (33), son of Joseph (17), was an officer in the First Hun- 
terdon Regiment, 1776. He lived on his father's place, near Pen- 
nington, and died October 1st, 1812, aged 67, having married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius Hoff. She died 1839, aged 86. 
Their children were : Joseph (35) ; Sarah, third wife of Benjamin 
S. Hill ; Fanny, married Ira Jewell ; Elizabeth, married John 
Maxwell, of Savannah, Ga. 

Joseph (35), son of Ely (33), who died May 9th, 1852, aged 72, 
married, first, Sarah B., daughter of Thomas Phillips, (see Phil- 
lips family, No. 11), and had children by her : Imlah(36); Charles 
(37); Ely (38); Thomas, married widow Ann Moore (Hill); Cath- 
arine, married William A. Green, (see Green family, No. 45); 
Elizabeth, became the second wife of Rev. Joseph W. Blythe. 
His second wife was Leah Wilson, who died 1841, aged 60. 

Lnlah (36), son of Joseph (35), married, first, Amanda, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Howell, (see Howell family, No. 18,) and had chil- 
dren : Joseph H., married MaryCarr ; and Mary. His second wife 
was Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin Brearley, (see Brearley 
family, No. 21.) 

Charles (37), son of Joseph (35), who died 1870, married Lydia 
Ann, daughter of Joseph Howell, (see Howell family, No. 18,) 
whose children are : Eckford ; and Charles. 

Ely (38), son of Joseph (35), resided near Pennington, married 
Ann, daughter of Stout Hill ; had children : Elizabeth ; Jesse ; 
Mary Jane ; Joseph ; and Frank. 

Capt Moses (34), son of Capt. Joseph (17), was one of the 
patriots of the Revolution who promptly responded to the call of 
their country in her extremity. He commanded a company of 
"Jersey Blues," and was present at the battles of Trenton* Prince- 
ton, and Monmouth. He resided at Newton, Sussex county, N. J., 
till near the close of his life, about 1810, aged 60, having married, 
first, Elizabeth, daughter of Creinyonce Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve 
family, No. 4,) by whom he had a son, Col. Van Cleve, at one time 
sheriff of Sussex county, who married the widow of William Saus- 
man. His second wife was a daughter of Abraham Coryell, of 
New Hope, Pa., by whom he had a son, Coryell, married. His 
third wife was Mary, sister of the former, by whom he had : Ely 
(39); and Sarah, married William Rittenhouse, moved to Wiscon- 

Hon. Ely (39) son of Capt Moses (34), at an early period of 
his life transferred his sphere of action to New York city, and, 


through the force of talent, soon became a man of note. In 1834, 
he was elected from the city to a seat in congress, a position 
which he continued to nil for two terms with great credit, both 
as a speaker and a man of business, having been made chairman 
of several important committees. During this period, he edited 
the " National Trades Union/' in New York. On his return, he 
was made president of the board of trade. He was also ap- 
pointed surveyor of the port of New York, an office which he 
held till he was selected by President Polk, in 1845, to be marshal 
of the South District of New York. In 1838 and 1839, he was 
political editor of the " New York Evening Post," and in 1851, he 
owned and edited the " Warren Journal," at Belvidere. In 1853, 
he received the agency for the Miami and other tribes of Indians 
in Kansas, and in 1855, was appointed register of the United 
States land office, in Lecompton, where, having been highly hon- 
ored by his adopted city, and having had confided to his charge 
many important trusts, by successive administrations, he died, at 
the age of 62, in January, 1860, and was buried on his farm, two 
miles from the city, with distinguished honors. He had children 
by his first wife, Emma, daughter of Gilbert Contant, of New 
York : Contant, died young ; Emma, wife of John Coughtry, lives 
in Trenton; Mary, wife of G. U. Keynolds, is living in New 
Brunswick ; Helen, wife of George C. Baker, of Washington, D. 
C. ; Hampden, married, first, Sarah Sharp, second, Fanny Tra- 
vers ; and Ely, married Bose McKinney, resides in Lawrence, 
Kansas. Both sons belong to the editorial corps. His second 
wife was Mrs. Clara Baker. 

The following is an extract of a speech of his, made in New 
York, in 1834, at a meeting held to urge contributions for the 
completion of .Washington's monument : 

" In no one instance, perhaps, was Washington's influence with the army 
so strikingly exemplified as in his attack on the enemy at Trenton. O'er and 
o'er have I listened with intense anxiety, in the day of ray boyhood, whilst 
my now departed sire, who fought and bled on that proud field, recited with 
thrilling interest, all that related to the enterprise. l It was on a December's 
night,' would he say, ' when our little heart-broken army halted on the banks 
of the Delaware. That night was dark, cheerless, tempestuous, and bore a 
strong resemblance to our country's fortune ! It seemed as if heaven and 
earth had conspired for our destruction. The clouds lowered — darkness and 
the storm came on apace. The snow and hail descended, beating with unmiti- 
gated violence upon the supperless, half-clad, shivering soldiers ; and in the 
roarings of the flood and the wailings of the storm was heard by fancy's ear 


the knell of our hopes and the dirge of liberty ! The impetuous river was 
filled with floating ice. An attempt to cross it, at that time, and under 
such circumstances, seemed a desperate enterprise, yet it was undertaken, and, 
thanks be to God and Washington, was accomplished. 

" ' From where we landed on the Jersey shore, to Trenton, was about nine 
miles, and, on the whole line of march, there was scarcely a word uttered, 
save by the officers, when giving some order. We were well-nigh exhausted/ 
said he, ' many of us frost-bitten, and the majority of us so badly shod that the 
blood gushed from our frozen and lacerated feet at every tread, yet we up- 
braided not, complained not, but marched steadily and firmly, though mourn- 
fully, onward, resolved to persevere to the uttermost, not for our country — 
our country, alas! we had given up for lost — not for ourselves — life, for us, no 
longer wore a charm — but because such was the will of our beloved chief — 
'twas for Washington alone, we were willing to make the sacrifice. When we 
arrived within sight of the enemy's encampments, we were ordered to form a 
line, when Washington reviewed us. Pale and emaciated, dispirited and 
exhausted, we presented a most unwarlike and melancholy aspect. The 
paternal eye of our chief was quick to discover the extent of our sufferings, 
and acknowledge them with his tears, but, suddenly checking his emotions, he 
reminded us that our country and all that we held dear was staked upon the 
issue of the coming battle. As he spoke, we gathered ourselves up and rallied 
our energies; every man grasped his arms more firmly, and the clenched 
hand, and the compressed lip, and steadfast look, and the knit brow, told the 
soul's resolve. 

" ' Washington observed us well ; then did he exhort us, with all the fervor 
of his soul, " On yonder field to conquer, or die the death of the brave." At 
that instant, the glorious sun, as if in prophetic token of our success, burst 
forth in all his splendor, bathing in liquid light the blue hills of Jersey. 
The faces which, but a few moments before, were blanched with despair, now 
glowed with martial fire and animation, Our chief, with exultation, hailed 
the scene ; then casting his doubts to the winds, and calling on the " God of 
battles " and his faithful soldiers, led on the charge. The conflict was fierce 
and bloody. For more than twenty minutes, not a gun was fired ; the sabre 
and the bayonet did the work of destruction ; 'twas a hurricane of fire, and 
steel, and death. There did we stand/ would he say, * there did we stand, 
" foot to foot and hilt to hilt," with the serried foe ! and where we stood, we 
died or conquered.' 

" The result of that action, gentlemen, is known to you all, as are also its 
bearings upon the fortunes of America. Had defeat attended our arms at 
that trying crisis, our cause was lost, forever lost, and freedom had found a 
grave on the plains of Trenton ! But the wisdom and prudence of Washing- 
ton secured us the victory, and, consequently, our liberty. 

" How great our obligation, then, and how much it behooves us, at this 
time, to show our gratitude by erecting to his memory a monument that shall 
tell to after ages, not only that Washington was great, but that we were grateful. 
Let it no longer be delayed. To pause, is to invite defeat ; to persevere, is to 
insure success." 


Benjamin (18), son of Nathaniel (6), who died November 9th, 
1813, aged 81, and is buried in the Ewing church-yard, lived on 
the homestead, near Pennington, and married his cousin, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel Moore (No. 3), of Newtown. She died Janu- 
ary 8th, 1803, aged 73, having had children : Augustine, married 
Sarah, daughter of John Carpenter, Sr., and died without children; 
Elizabeth, married William Sackett Moore (No. 12); and Sarah, 
married Daniel Woodward, and died 1842, aged 86, having had 
children : Hannah, second wife of Jesse Moore (No. 9), Sarah, wife 
of Charles Moore (No. 32), Mary, wife of Mr. Anderson, and Ben- 


Mfye ]^atl[an JV[ooi[8 Jjamily. 


This family is not connected, unless distantly, with the other 
families of Moore, of this township. Nathan (1), by his wife, 
Naomi, had children : Cornelius (2); and Absalom (3). 

Cornelius (2), son of Nathan (1), who died November 19th, 1858, 
aged 56, married Eachel Swan. She died July 23d, 1850, aged 
53. Their children were : Nathan (4) ; Catharine, married John 
H. Latourette, of Trenton, whose children are : Clinton, Ella, and 
John, he resided in Fulton county, Ohio ; Deborah, first wife of 
James B. Green, (see Green family, No. 20); Dewitt Clinton (5); 
Absalom B. (6); and Eandolph H. (7). 

Nathan (4), son of Cornelius (2), a merchant of Philadelphia, 
married Elvira E. Allen, of Bass Eiver, Burlington county, where 
he resided. Their children were : William A. ; Samuel A. B. ; 
Eachel E. ; Edward E. ; Lyman B. ; James G. ; Dewitt C. ; and 
Elvira V. 

Dewitt C. (5), son of Cornelius (2), was a distinguished lecturer, 
especially in the temperance cause, of which he was an ardent 
advocate. He married Phebe A. Troutman, of Philadelphia, where 
he resided. Their children are : Frederick K. ; Rate S. ; and 
Mary Y. 

Absalom B. (6), son of Cornelius (2), married Elizabeth Thorn, 
of Trenton, lives in Lasalle, 111., and had children : Eandolph ; 
Emma ; and Sarah. 

Eandolph H. (7), son of Cornelius (2), married Sarah Brandt, 
of Trenton, and had children : Edward ; Florence ; and Albert. 

Absalom (3), son of Nathan (1), who died December 31st, 1856, 
aged 58, married Eliza Ann Pierson, who died February 2d, 1861, 
aged 54, and had children : Sarah, married Amos Akers, and died 
1861, aged 35 ; Cornelius, died September 2d, 1863, aged 34, hav- 
ing married Mary Moore, has a son, Charles ; and Naomi, mar- 
ried Henry Thompson. 


M^e ^uiifteitl |JamiIy. 

John Muirheid (1) was one of that Taluable class of men which 
Scotland has sent us, having been born in Glasgow. After his 
arrival, his residence was, for a time, on Long Island, where he 
married, November 22d, 1706, Rebecca Bailey ; removed to Hope- 
well, N. J., in the early part of the last century, and became a 
man of mark. He was both an elder and a trustee of the Pres- 
byterian Church of Pennington, and was, in 1713-1714, appointed 
to be the first high sheriff of Burlington county, then including 
Hunterdon county. He died January, 1725 ; bis widow, Decem- 
ber 25th, 1759. Both are buried in the Ewing church-ground. 
They had children : Jane, born August 29th, 1710, and became 
the wife of Edward Burrowes, son of Thomas, and had children : 
John, Anthony, Zebulon, Edward, Hannah, wife of John Moore, 
Catharine, wife of Jesse Atchley, ancestor of all the Atchleys of 
this region, Rebecca, wife of Francis Reed, and Jane ; George, 
T>orn March 1st, 1711 ; John, born February 5th, 1713 ; William, 
l>orn February 14th, 1715; Andrew (2), born February 11th, 
1717 ; Rebecca, born December 25th, 1719 ; Ruth, born May 4th, 
1723 ; and Elizabeth, born 1725. 

Andrew (2), son of John (1), in 1745 bought a farm near Har- 
bortown, on which he lived, and which is still the family home- 
stead, and died 1794, aged 77, having married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Jonathan Waters. She died 1771, aged 49. Their children : 
John, born October 18th, 1750, died unmarried 1830 ; Deborah, 
born March 20th, 1753, died unmarried, 1784 ; Jonathan (3), born 
May 7th, 1755 ; William, born October 18th, 1757, died 1776 ; 
Rebecca, born February 8th, 1759, died unmarried, 1793 ; George 
<4), born June 25th, 1760; and Andrew, born December 7th, 
1764, died 1830, at his residence in Amwell, having married, in 
succession, without children, Hannah, daughter of John Steven- 
son, and Anna, sister of Edward Hunt. Andrew Muirheid (2) 
had a second wife, Anne, who died September 10th, 1776, 
aged 45. 


Jonathan (3), son of Andrew (2), was an officer in the Third 
Regiment of Hunterdon county, in 1777. He died 1837, aged 
83, having married Mary, daughter of Richard Lott, (see Lott 
family, No. 2.) She died 1817, aged 57 ; had children : Andrew, 
not married ; Elizabeth, wife of William Beakes, whose children 
are : Julia Ann, who became the second wife of Isaac Scudder, of 
Cranbury, (see Scudder family, No. 126,) Mary, wife of Aaron 
Stout, Jane, wife of Mr. Beatty, Rebecca, wife of Mr. Vancleve, 
Abigail, George, Samuel, and William ; Mary, married James Dis- 
borough ; William (5); Ann, married George Schenck ; and Phebe, 
married, first, Andrew McDowell, second, George McDowell. 

William (5), son of Jonathan (3), married Amy Housell, of Easton, 
Pa. Their children were : Mary, married Benjamin Ehrie ; Sarah, 
married Benjamin Clark ; and Jonathan, married, first, Miss Wil- 
liamson, had a son, William, a lawyer of Jersey City, and by his 
second wife, had John and Benjamin C. 

George (4), son of Andrew (2), was a trustee of the Presbyte- 
rian Church of Pennington. He married, June 9th, 1788, Charity, 
daughter of the Rev. John Guild, (see Guild family, No. 2.) Their 
children were : Deborah, married Jesse Howell, (see Howell fam- 
ily, No. 21); John Guild (6); Benjamin (7); William, not married ; 
George, married Sarah, daughter of Amos Wilson, has one son, 
Abner Wilson ; and Elizabeth, wife of George Woolsey, (see 
Woolsey family, No. 8.) 

John Guild (6), son of George (4), was both an elder and trus- 
tee of the Pennington Church. By his wife, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Daniel Howell, (see Howell family, No. 39); had children: 
Mary, died in childhood ; Charity, married John, son of the Rev. 
Benjamin Ogden, of Michigan; Charles H., married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Michael Nesbit, of Philadelphia, of which city he 
was a well-known and prominent business man ; Sarah ; Eliza- 
beth, married Samuel Titus ; Alfred (8); Henry P., a volunteer in 
the late war, and first lieutenant in Rush's Lancers ; John Guild, 
married Prescilla, daughter of Joseph Bunn, of Pennington ; and 
William Harrison, married Elizabeth, daughter of Moore Hart. 

Alfred (8), son of John Guild (6), died May 25th, 1875, aged 44, 
having married Sarah Ann, daughter of Maj. John Howell, (see 
Howell family, No. 40.) Their children are : John Guild ; Sarah, 
died in infancy ; George ; Anna ; Henry ; and Lillie. 

Benjamin (7), son of George (4), by his marriage with Sarah, 
daughter of Noah Howell, (see Howell family, No. 15); had chil- 


dren : Maria, wife of John S. Van Cleve ; John (9); William B. ; 
and Susan. 

John (9), son of Benjamin (7), sheriff of Mercer county in» 
1858, married Mary, daughter of Roswell Howe, and had chil- 
dren : Ella, wife of Aaron Van Cleve ; and Charles. 

Mfye Sfyillips family. 

The Bev. George Phillips, of Boxford, England, with his wife, 
Elizabeth, and children, Samuel, Elizabeth, and Abigail, came over 
with Governor Winthrop, in 1630, and settled in Watertown, 
Mass. By a second wife he had Zerubabel ; Jonathan ; Theophilus ; 
Annabel ; Ephraim ; Obadiah ; and Abigail. His son, Bey. Samuel, 
settled at Bowley, Mass. One of the Bev. Samuel's sons was the 
Bev. George Phillips, graduated at Harvard, came to Jamaica, 
L. I., where he preached till 1697, when he removed to Setau- 
ket, L. I., and there remained till his death in 1739, and is 
buried in the Presbyterian church-grounds of that place. 

The three brothers, Theophilus (1), Joseph, and Daniel, 
whose names appear among the grantees of the new charter of 
Newtown, granted in 1686, by Governor Dongan, of New York, 
are supposed by Biker, who carefully investigated the matter, to 
be the grandsons of the first Bev. George, either by the Bev. 
Samuel, or a brother of his. 

The name of Theophilus (1), first appears in 1676, in the busi- 
ness transactions of Newtown, in which he was an active partici- 
pant and a highly useful man. He was thrice married, first, to 
Ann, daughter of Ralph Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 1,) by whom 
he had three sons : Theophilus (2), born May 15th, 1673 ; Wil- 
liam, born June 28th, 1676, settled in New York ; and Philip (3), 
born December 27th, 1678, who with his brother, Theophilus (2), 
removed to Maidenhead at least as early as March, 1698, as their 
names are among the grantees of a tract of land for a church. 
His third wife was Elizabeth, by whom he had children : Hannah ; 
Elizabeth ; and Mary. 

Theophilus (2), son of Theophilus (1), by his wife, Elizabeth, 
had children : Theophilus (4) ; John (5) ; William (6) ; Joseph, 
had a wife, Mary, a daughter, Mary, and other children ; Philip ; 
Frances, wife of Joseph Hart, (see Hart family, No. 14); Hannah, 
wife of John Hart, (see Hart family, No. 3); Mary, wife of Benja- 


min Hunt, of Lawrence ; Job (7); and perhaps a daughter, who 
married her cousin, Abner, son of Philip (No. 3.) 

Theophilus (4), son of Theophilus (2), whose will is dated 1762, 
by his wife, Abigail, had children : John ; William ; Frances, 
married Mr. Bainbridge ; Richard ; Joseph (8) ; and a daughter 
married Captain John Moore, (see Moore family, No. 15.) 

Joseph (8), son of Theophilus (4), married, and had children : 
Mary, married ; Elizabeth, wife of Ralph Hunt, (see Hunt family, 
No. 40); Hezekiah, died unmarried, at an advanced age, near 
Newton, N. J. ; Joseph (9); and Theophilus (10). 

Joseph (9), son of Joseph (8), married in 1785, Martha 
Schooley. Their children are : James, married Miss Wallace ; 
Benjamin, married ; Theophilus, unmarried ; Martha, married 
Mr. Haggerty ; Sarah, married Mr. Kennedy. 

Theophilus (10), son of Joseph [8), married Abigail, daughter of 
Benjamin Clark, (see Clark family, No. 2,) and had by her children : 
Elizabeth, married William Smith ; Mary, married Henry Rrew- 
son ; Sarah, married Jacob Yan Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 
25,) and Susan, married Justice Enoch Johnson, and had daugh- 
ters : Sarah, wife of Alexander Schenck, and Fanny, wife of Wil- 
liam Gulick. 

John (5), son of Theophilus (2), married and had children : 
Thomas (11); Joseph, no children ; John (12); Theophilus (13); 
and William L (14). 

Thomas (11), son of John (5), married Catharine, daughter of 
William Phillips (3), resided in Hopewell Their children were : 
William (15); John (16); Elijah, married; Ephraim (17); Enoch 
(18); and Sarah, wife of Joseph Moore, (see Moore family, No. 

William (15), son of Thomas (11), married Martha, daughter 
of CoL John Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 7.) Their 
children are : John V., married Mary Biles, reside at St. Louis ; 
Thomas, died young ; Joseph M., married Mary Etta Sutphen ; 
Sarah, wife of William L. Titus ;- Charles T., married Margaret 
Ann Biggs, resides in the District of Columbia ; Jane M., wife of 
Andrew I. Lanning ; Catharine, wife of W. L. Titus ; William R., 
married Mattie B. Holcomb ; Elizabeth ; and Millie. 

John (16), son of Thomas (11), married, first, Elizabeth Sexton ; 
second, Buth, her sister, by whom he had children ; Elizabeth, 
married, first, Mr. Humphrey ; second, William G. Marshall ; 
Buth, married ; Catharine, married William G. Marshall ; John 
S., married Miss Hoff ; and William, died young. 


Ephraim (17), son of Thomas (11), married and went West, had 
children : John ; Isaac ; Ephraim ; Charles ; Thomas ; Sarah ; 
and Catharine. 

Enoch (18), son of Thomas (11), married Sarah Blackwell, and 
had children : David, married, first, Abbie Perrine ; second, Mary 
Blackwell ; and Martha. 

John (12), who died 1831, aged 73, married Huldah, daughter 
of Benjamin Mershon, who died 1842, aged 78, having had chil- 
dren : Benjamin, married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stevens ; 
James, a graduate of Princeton, married Catharine, daughter of 
Thomas Stevens ; Randall, a physician, died 1827, aged 25 ; and 
Abigail, wife of Amos Scudder. 

Theophilus (13), son of John (5), who died 1840, aged 81, mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of Joseph Disbrow. She died 1864, aged 
96, having had children : Henry, D. (19); and John (20.) 

Henry D. (19), son of Theophilus (13), died 1873, aged 80» 
having married Jane C. Fiester, who died 1855, aged 50. Their 
children are : John F., married Hannah, daughter of Richard 
Warne, of Warren county ; Reseau, married Joanna F., daughter 
of John Barcalew ; Henry, married Mary Vandervere, of Amster- 
dam, N. Y. ; Theodore, nJarried Emma Breed, of Pittsburg, Pa. ; 
Juliet, wife of Andrew Titus, (see Titus family, No. 32); and 
Margaret, wife of Van Camp Bush, of Philadelphia. 

John (20), son of Theophilus (13), an eminent physician, settled 
in Bristol, Pa., who died 1861, aged 71, having married Deborah, 
daughter of Dr. Gregg. She died 1869, aged 71. Their children 
were : Caroline, wife of Allen E. Baasett, a merchant ; Margaret 
Ann, wife of Symmington Phillips, son of the Rev. Dr. William 
Phillips, of New York ; Ann Eliza, married, first, Dr. William R. 
Phillips, son of Lewis Phillips (No. 22) ; second, Albert Phillips, 
son of the Rev. Dr." William Phillips ; and Mary, wife of Rev. 
Henry Bartow, rector of the Episcopal Church at Bristol, Pa. 

William I. (14), son of John (5), married Frances, daughter of 
Col. Joseph Phillips (No. 33); had one daughter, Abby, married 
Isaac Savage. 

William (6), son of Theophilus (2), was a man of large prop- 
erty, resided in Lawrence, and died 1806, aged 84, the date of his 
will. By his wife, Abigail, he had children : Ralph (21); Frances, 
a lady of great beauty, married Jonathan Deare, of New Bruns- 
wick, a lawyer, a representative from Middlesex county to the 
Provincial Congress in 1775 ; Sarah, wife of Henry Phillips, of 


Pennington, whose children ire: William, Ralph, John, and 
Henry ; Kesiah, wife of Nathaniel Hunt, of Cranbury ; Deborah, 
wife of Darid Johnea ; and Elizabeth, wife of Eran Banyan. 

Ralph (21;, son of William (6), occupied the hum of 200 acres, 
left him by his father, he also owned a large body of land in Ohio, 
where, while on a visit, he died August 2d, 1827, in his 73d 
year, haying married Ruth Stout, of Penn's Neck. She died 1827, 
aged 69, haying had children : William R, who died 1821, aged 
21, while a student in Princeton College ; Juliet, wife of Manuel 
Eyre, of Philadelphia, died 1803, aged 17, is buried in the Law- 
renceville church-yard; Lewis W. R. (22); Susan; Jonathan; 
Susan ; Gideon ; and Charles EL ; last five died young. 

Lewis W. R. (22), son of Ralph (21), was graduated at Prince- 
ton, resided in Lawrence, died 1855, aged 64, haying married, 
first, Maria, daughter of Dr. John Smith, of Philadelphia, by 
whom he had children : William and Harrison, died in infancy ; 
William R., a graduate of Princeton College, and of the Medical 
University of Pennsylvania, married Ann Eliza, daughter of Dr. 
John Phillips (No. 20), of Bristol, Pa., where he settled and died 
1847, aged 24 ; and Lewis, married Carrie Evans. His second 
wife was Eliza Craig, widow of Rev. Aaron B. Jerome, by whom 
he had Juliet, wife of Rev. John M. Richmond, settled at Ypai- 
lanti, Mich. ; and Margaret, wife of Rev. Henry Myers, settled at 
Millville, N. J. 

Job (7;, son of Theophilus (2), hved near Titusville, married, 
first, Phebe, daughter of Daniel Howell, (see Howell Jamily, No. 
3), and by her had children : Richard; Abigail, married Mr. 
Yankirk ; John, married, and had a numerous family ; these three 
removed to Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa. ; Daniel (23) ; Joseph 
(24); and Hannah, wife of Rev. William Wetherill, a Methodist 
clergyman, of Bucks county, Pa. His second wife was Rachel Kerr, 
of Freehold, whose children were : Samuel, married Elizabeth 
Dippolt, of Trenton, where he resided till his death ; Aaron, mar- 
ried Mary Brown, of Trenton ; Phebe, wife of the Rev. Sylvester 
Hutchinson, a noted Methodist minister, near Hightstown ; and 
Elizabeth, married George Farley, of Titusville, who removed to 
Cherry Valley, N. Y., where she died. 

Daniel (23), son of Job (7), resided in Trenton, and married 
Ann, daughter of Archibald William Yard, (see Yard family, No. 
7.) Their children were : Archibald William (25); Elias, died 
December 1st, 1868, aged 73 ; Juliet ; and George, married Eliza- 
beth Smick. 


Archibald William (25), son of Daniel (23), died January 5th, 
1877, aged 84, having married Margaret Anderson, who died Sep- 
tember 16th, 1867, aged 66. Their children are : Daniel ; Annie ; 
and Robert, died young ; Annie, wife of Thomas Barnes ; Amer- 
ica ; Jane ; Daniel, died, married Mrs. Olivia Conner ; Charles C, 
married Eebecca P. Hopkins ; Edward A., married Clara McKean ; 
and William. 

Captain Joseph (24), son of Job (7), succeeded to the home- 
stead, near Titusville, and married Sarah, daughter of Judge 
Thomas Reading, (see Reading family, No. 7,) by whom he had 
children : Joseph Reading (26) ; John Howell (27) ; Mary, wife 
of John W. Phillips, of Pennington ; and Phebe, married the Rev. 
Joseph Barlow, a Presbyterian clergyman of Franklin, Pa., and 
by him had children : Sarah, wife of William Dowd, Hattie, wife 
of J. H. Lippincott, professor in Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. ; 
Rosalie, wife of J. Darwin Cooke, a lawyer, of Kansas City, John 
Reading, residing at St. Louis ; Ellen ; and Carrie. 

Joseph R. (26), son of Capt. Joseph (24), married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John M. Vankirk, and removed first to Ohio, afterward 
to Kansas City, where he died leaving children : Edward, a promi- 
nent citizen, filling many posts of honor and trust ; Frances, 
married Mr. Vantile ; Mary, married ; Martha, wife of !pr. Over- 
street, a physician of Sedalia ; and Sarah, married, and lived in 

Dr. John H. (27), son of Capt. Joseph (24), a physician, prac- 
ticing at Pennington, afterward at Beverly, married Elizabeth A., 
daughter of James Carson, of Bucks county, Pa., whose children 
were ; Josephine, died young ; and Emily, the wife of Professor 
J. Fletcher Street. 

Philip (3), son of Theophilus (1), came to Maidenhead at the 
close of the 17th century. He was probably the Philip who was 
commissioned in 1722 captain in a regiment of Hunterdon 
county, of which Judge Trent was colonel, and afterward in 1727 
major of a regiment of foot of Hunterdon county, of which 
Governor Reading was colonel. He was evidently a man of in- 
fluence. He died about 1740, the date of his will, in which he 
mentions his wife, Elizabeth, and children : Philip ; Abner ; 
Samuel (28) ; John ; Esther ; and Ruth. 

Samuel (28), son of Philip (3), died 1770, the date of his will. 
By his wife, Ruth, he had children: Jonathan (29); Elias (30); 
John (31); Samuel; and Asher. 


Capt. Jonathan (29), son of Samuel (28), entered the United 
States Army in 1775, a second lieutenant of Capi Joseph Brear- 
ley's Company, Second New Jersey Battalion ; promoted captain 
in Second Battalion in 1777, and captain in Second Begiment of 
the Continental Army in 1780. He served during the whole war, 
and was an original member of the Cincinnati Society. He died 
1801, aged 57, having married, first, Mary, daughter of Joseph 
Phillips, son of Theophilus Phillips (No. 2.) She died 1785, hav- 
ing had children: Horace (32); and Samuel, died young. His 
second wife was Elizabeth, sister of the Hon. William Churchill 
Houston, (see Houston family, No. 1,) by whom he had : Churchill 
W., married Maria, daughter of Benjamin Baker, of Lawrence, he 
moved to the West, and there died. 

Horace (32), son of Capt Jonathan (29), moved to Dayton, 
Ohio, about 1804, where he became a large land-holder and an 
•opulent merchant. He married Elizabeth, daughter of the Hon. 
William C. Houston, (see Houston family, No. 1,) by whom he 
had: Elizabeth, married John G. Worthington, and resides at 
Georgetown, D. C. ; Dickinson, married Miss Green, of Dayton, 
Ohio, had three daughters and a son ; and Mary Anna, married 
Bobert Thurston, a lawyer and member of congress, and at his 
death, John G. Laine, a lawyer. 

Maj..Elias (30), son of Maj. Samuel (28), was commissioned 
adjutant First Begiment of Hunterdon Militia, 1776, and was in 
active service during the war, as most of the New Jersey militia 
were, and was distinguished for his gallantry in partisan warfare. 
He died 1797, aged 42, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of CoL 
Joseph Phillips (No. 33), in 1819, aged 61, having had children : 
Buth, died 1835, aged* 31 ; and Sarah, married Mr. Vanhart, and 
died 1831, aged 39. 

Maj. John (31), son of Samuel (28), who died May, 1831, aged 
74, married Mary, daughter of Col. Joseph Phillips (No. 33), whose 
children are : Asher, major and paymaster in the war of 1812, 
married Sarah, daughter of Oliver Ormsby, merchant, of Pitts- 
burg; Elias, a graduate of West Point and captain in United 
States service, married Mary Ormsby, sister of the former ; 
Augustus, a graduate of West Point and captain in the United 
t States Army, married, first, Miss Barron, of Providence, B. I., 
second, Miss Dewy, and had a daughter by each ; William, went 
West, where he died, unmarried ; and Mary. 

Col. Joseph (33), may have been the grandson of the first 


Philip (No. 3), but more probably of the first Theophilus, as a 
relationship is cl&imed by the older members of his family, more 
nearly with the latter. He was probably the son of Joseph, the 
names of whose children cannot now be ascertained. He resided 
in Lawrenceville, in the house afterward occupied by his son, Dr. 
Joseph, and still held by his grandson, James. He was a man of 
high distinction. # In the Revolutionary war, was appointed major 
of the New Jersey Battalion, the first military organization of the 
state ; was in the battle of Long Island ; was promoted lieutenant- 
colonel, afterward colonel, of the First Regiment of Hunterdon 
county, 1777, which regiment was in almost constant service during 
the war. He died about 1788, aged about 70, having married Re- 
becca Griffin, by whom he had children : Abigail, wife of Capt. 
Edward Yard, (see Yard family, No. 8); Mary, wife of Maj. John 
Phillips (No. 31); Frances, wife of William Phillips (No. 14); 
Elizabeth, wife of Maj. Elias Phillips (No. 30); William, settled 
in Frankfort, Ky., where he left descendants; and Dr. Joseph, 
who was a surgeon in the United States Army, served with Gens. 
St. Clair, Wayne, and Wilkinson, was on the staff of the two latter, 
retired on the reduction of the army, and settled in Lawrenceville, 
where he married Mary C, daughter of John Moore, and died 
1842, aged 76, she died in 1847, aged 83, having had children : 
James, Juliet, married Elisha Gorden, and Joseph, married Lydia 


MI12 Joseph 2>f[illips Jamily. 

Joseph (1), the ancestor of one branch of the Phillips family, 
emigrated from Wales to Long Island, thence to Maidenhead. 

He had brothers, Theophilus, Philip, and perhaps others. He 
was twice married, one wife being a Miss Lott, and had children 
by each wife. A son, William (2), born January 7th, 1702. 

William (2), son of Joseph (1), was a deacon of the church of 
Maidenhead. He died January 3d, 1776, leaving a wife, Mary, 
and sons, William (3), Simeon (4), and others, and a daughter, 
Polly, who married John Carpenter, who had a son, John, who 
died 1828. 

William (3), son of William (2), born May 21st, 1736, and died 
December 8th, 1778 ; married Kuth, daughter of Ephraim Titus, 
(see Titus family, No. 6,) and Mary, his wife, daughter of Enoch 
Armitage, a ruling elder and prominent supporter of the Presby- 
terian Church of Pennington. She died 1818, aged 80, having 
had children; Mary, born, December 4th, 1757, died aged 20; 
Catharine, born March 9th, 1761, died, aged 37, having married 
Thomas Phillips (No. 11); Sarah, born April 16th, 1763, married 
Mr. Davis, and had children : John, George, Ephraim, Charles, 
Joseph, and Eliza ; Martha, born July 3d, 1767, died, aged 30 ; 
Ephraim (5) ; and Elizabeth, married Mr. Price. 

Ephraim (5), son of William (3), born June 14th, 1770, and 
died March 5th, 1834, having married Sarah Smith, who plied 
1824, leaving children: George (6); and Mary, married Mr. 

George (6), son of Ephraim (5), born September 11th, 1803, 
and died in 1869 ; married Abigail, daughter of Levi Ketcham, 
of Pennington, and had children: Sarah Elizabeth; William 
Wilson Latta (7); Ephraim (8); George Eugene ; and Frances E. 

Dr. William W. L. (7), son of George (6), a graduate of Prince- 
ton, a physician, practicing in Trenton, entered the Union service 
in 1861 as surgeon of First New Jersey Cavalry, and in 1862 
became surgeon-in-chief of Second Division of cavalry corps of 


the Army of the Potomac. He married, first, Margaret, daughter 
of Dr. John McKelway, of Trenton, by whom he had one daugh- 
ter, Isabella, married Joseph Thompson, of Mays Landing. He 
married, second, Meta, daughter of Alexander McAlpine, by whom 
he has : William W. L. ; Helen ; and McAlpine. 

Ephraim (8), son of George (6), married Mary McClure, whose 
children are : George E. ; William E. ; Mary A. B. ; J. Walter ; 
Robert H. C. ; and Emma B. 

Simeon (4). son of William (2), married Bebecca, daughter of 
John Titus, (see Titus family, No. 10.) 

Mfye Mfynmas fillips Jamily. 

Thomas Phillips (1), the ancestor of the Phillips of Ewing, was 
among the first settlers of Pennsylvania. He had children : John 
(2) ; Thomas ; Baker ; Aaron ; Eebecca, wife of Mr. Hedley ; 
Mary, wife of Mr. Stackhouse ; Letitia, wife of Mr. Gauslen ; and 
perhaps others ; all of whom, except John, lived in Bucks county, 

John (2), son of Thomas (1), owned the large grain mills at 
Ingham's Springs, Pa. He settled in Ewing, and married Ee- 
becca, daughter of Joseph Fish. Their children were : Letitia, 
married William Young ; Aaron (3); Sarah, married Thomas Phil- 
lips; Joseph, married Anna Hoff; Elizabeth, married Scudder 
Hoff ; Levinia, married Isaac Primmer ; John (4) ; and Abbie, 
married John Hockenbury. 

Aaron (3), son of John (2), died March 2d, 1872, aged 84, hav- 
ing married Anna, daughter of Bichard Smith. She died Sep- 
tember 12th, 1871, aged 85. Their children are : John Smith (5) ; 
Joseph (6); Horace (7); Aaron, married Catharine, daughter of 
James Burroughs, whose children are Elmer and Charity ; Maria, 
married Charles Clark ; Cornelia, married Jonathan Beakes ; and 
Israel, married Elizabeth La Bue, and has children: William, 
Harriet, Bert, Livingston, Frederick, and Lillie. 

John S. (5), son of Aaron (3), married Joanna Temple, and has 
children : Wesley ; Liscomb ; Ann Elizabeth ; Bebecca Ann ; and 
Sarah Virginia. 

Joseph (6), son of Aaron (3), married Mary Ann, daughter of 
William Young, and has children : Silvester ; David ; Louisa ; 
Margaret ; and Harriet. 

Horace (7), son of Aaron, married Emily Shipes, whose chil- 
dren are : Horace ; David ; Annie ; and Caroline. 

John (4), son of John (2), married Mary, daughter of Ander- 
son Smith ; had children : Edward, married Mary Frances, daugh- 
ter of Elijah Lanning, whose children are : Frank, James, and 
Mary ; Scudder, married Sarah La Bue, and their children are : 


Isabella, Henry G., Annie E., and Samuel ; Amos, married Ange- 
line, daughter of Elijah Lanning, whose children are : Sarah, and 
Mary ; Anna, wife of Luther Vanpelt ; and Virginia, married Mr. 

Mfye 5ntts gamily. 

Thomas (1), who resided at White Hill, was probably the son of 
Thomas that came over in the ship Shield, a Friend. He married 
Sarah Beakes, and had by her issue : Stacy (2) ; and Euth, wife 
of Samuel Johnson, son of William Johnson, who came from 
Ireland, and bought in Flemington in 1731, 210 acres ; he was a 
teacher and mathematician, and conducted a boarding school at 
Charleston, S. C, where he died. She with her five children re- 
turned to Trenton. Her second son, Thomas P., became suc- 
cessively teacher and merchant, and finally settled in Princeton, 
where he married Mary, daughter of Bobert Stockton ; he be- 
came one of the most brilliant and eminent members of the New 
Jersey bar, and died at New Hope, Pa., at the house of his son- 
in-law, Dr. Bichard Corson ; he was the father of Dr. William 
Johnson, of White House, Hunterdon county, who died 1867, 
aged 88. 

Stacy (2), son of Thomas (1), after the close of the war removed 
from Trenton to Harrisburg, Pa. ; he returned to Trenton, engaged 
in mercantile pursuits, was an active member of the society of 
Friends, was elected many years mayor of the city, and died 1816, 
aged 85, having married, first, Esther, daughter of John Pancoast, 
son of William Pancoast, of Bucks county, Pa., and had children : 
Mary ; Sarah ; Elizabeth, died young ; Thomas (3) ; and William 
(4). Sis second wife was Margaret Yardley, of Bucks county, 
Pa., whose children were : Stacy (5) ; Joseph (6) ; Anna; Be- 
becca ; and Thomas, died young. 

Thomas (3), son of Stacy (2), by his wife, Bebecca, had chil- 
dren : Nathaniel ; Thomas ; Joseph ; William ; Bebecca, wife of 
Thomas Coxe ; Ann, wife of William Folwell ; and Mary, wife of 
John Coxe. 

William (4), son of Stacy (2), married Mary, daughter of The- 
ophilus Gardner, an eminent merchant of Philadelphia, of Scotch 
Presbyterian descent, and by her had children : Theophilus Gard- 
ner, a Presbyterian clergyman, settled in North Carolina, died 


unmarried ; Stacy Gardner (7) ; Maria, wife of Samuel Loyd, of 
Philadelphia ; Joseph C. (8) ; and William Stevens, born October 
13th, 1802, at Fishing creek, Northumberland county, Pa. ; he 
graduated at the Princeton Theological Seminary, became soon 
after pastor of the earliest Presbyterian church of St. Louis in 
1828. In 1835, he was elected the first president of Marion Col- 
lege, which office he filled five years, when he resumed his pastor- 
ate at St. Louis, and there died 1852, having married Ann, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Benton. 

Stacy (7), son of William (4), who died April 9th, 1865, aged 
66, was editor for many years of one of Trenton's papers, the 
"Emporium," was a lawyer, and was elevated to the bench of the 
Supreme Court He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Trenton, and was at times when appointed to its sessions a 
valuable member of the general assembly. He married, first, 
Ellen Eliza, daughter of Nathaniel Burro wes,* and sister of Bev. 
George Burrowes, D. D., and had by her, issue : Mary, wife of 
Andrew B. Titus (see Titus family, No. 32) ; Ellen, married, first, 
Mr. Vandergrift, of Trenton ; second, Bev. F. B. Harbaugh, pas- 
tor of a church in Philadelphia ; Gardner L., died aged 21 ; 
Stacy G. ; Anna, wife of Dr. Helm, of Sing Sing ; and two died 
in infancy. His second wife was Cornelia, daughter of the Bev. 
Dr. How, of New Brunswick, by whom he had two children died 
in infancy. His third wife, was Hannah Moore. 

Joseph C. (8), son of William (4), a member of the Trenton 
bar. By his marriage with Elizabeth Sherman, of New Haven, 
had children : William Sherman, married in St. Paul ; Anna 
Maria, wife of Joseph Loyd ; Margaret, married Dorsey Gardner ; 
Benjamin, married Martha Flagg ; Olivia, died young ; Elizabeth, 
wife of Joseph Coats ; Joseph C. ; and Ella, wife of Edward 
Coats. By his second wife, Maria Falon, he has one son, Stacy. 

Stacy (5), son of Stacy (2), married Mary Somers. Their chil- 
dren are : Charles, city engineer, married Miss Boardley, and they 

♦Nathaniel Burrowes, who in 1790, married Elizabeth, daughter of David Stout, was 
the son of Foster Burrowes and Phebe Moore his wife, who was the son of Thomas 
Burrowes, who was the son of Thomas Burrowes first of Hopewell, who was the son 
of Edward Burrowes, of Jamaica, Long Island. Nathaniel Burrowes married as his 
second wife, Maria Coleman, of Lawrence, by whom, besides several other children, he 
had George, a graduate of Princeton College and Theological Seminary, was a tutor in 
the former, professor of languages in Lafayette College, Pa., and professor of Oriental 
and biblical literature in the Theological Seminary of California. He married, first, 
Helen, daughter of Charles Parker, of Trenton ; second, Matilda Shotwell, an English 
lady, no children. 



have children : Mary, Emma, Charles and Boardley ; Mary Ann, 
wife of George Steerver, of Philadelphia ; Kachel, married Dr. 
George Duhring, of Philadelphia ; Maria, wife of William Evans, 
of Philadelphia ; Emma ; Esther ; Sarah, wife of Robert Thomp- 
son ; and Albert, married Emma Snider. 

Joseph (6), son of Stacy (2), by his wife, Sarah Hyllyer, had 
children : Stacy ; John, married Mary Ann Roscoe ; Julia ; 
Euphemia ; Emily, wife of Samuel Kerr ; Margaret, wife of Isaac 
Woodruff; Joseph E., a practitioner of law at Mays Landing, 
married Lucy Mull, of Bucks county, Pa. 

Anna Potts, daughter of Stacy (2), lived in Trenton, became 
the wife of William Potts, son of Richard Potts and Rebecca 
Arney, his wife. Their children were : George S., married Mary 
Birdsel ; Elizabeth, died young ; Rebecca ; James, died in youth ; 
Margaretta ; Williiim Henry, married Hannah Stevens, had chil- 
dren : Herbert, Anna, Henrietta, Isabella and Henry ; Thomas 
and Richard both died young. 

Rebecca Potts, daughter of Stacy (2), married George Sher- 
man, who came to Trenton in 1797, and purchased the " New Jer- 
sey State Gazette," which he edited with great ability and pub- 
lished till his death. Their children : George P., married Sarah 
Ann Bellerjeau ; Anna P.; Margaretta, died 1831; Sarah T. ; 
James T., who continued in the editorship of the same paper 
with success after his father's death, he married the widow Caro- 
line H. Higbee, daughter of George Howell, of Philadelphia ; 
Rebecca, died in infancy, and Olivia, married Ezra B. Fuller. 

Mfye J^eafling Jamily. 

John Eeading (1), with his wife, Elizabeth, and his two chil- 
dren, John (2) and Elsie, in the year 1686-1687, or, as Gordon 
states, before 1685, emigrated from England, and probably from 
London, or its vicinity, as he selected as his place of settlement, 
the second tenth, or that of the London Company, now Gloucester. 
When the town and township were laid off, Mr. Eeading became 
the owner of some fifty lots, (building lots, probably,) besides 
many acres in the town and a body of land of 1200 or more acres 
in the township. Along his line lies the land of Daniel Eeading, 
supposed to be his brother, containing 600 acres. A large por- 
tion of this land, Mr. Eeading is thought to have sold before he 
made his large purchases near Am well, and which were bequeathed 
mostly to his son, John '(2). Mr. Eeading represented Gloucester 
county in council in 1687, and 1688 was appointed recorder of 
deeds and surveys, and is named as clerk and recorder of Glou- 
cester county from 1695 to 1701, (Learning & Spicer's Laws of 
New Jersey.) Desirous of procuring a better education for his 
children than New Jersey at that early period afforded, they were 
sent, in charge of his wife, to England, where they remained for 
nine years, till their education was finished. Soon after her re- 
turn, he removed to Howell's Ferry, or Mount Amwell, in what 
year is not known, though in 1707 we still find him representing 
Gloucester in council. He was also employed as an agent, with 
two others, to go *tb Caponokous and Nimhammoc, chiefs residing 
above the Falls, to pay the balance due on former purchases, and 
to make additional ones. This they did to the satisfaction of 
both parties. He was a surveyor, a man of large property and 
high standing, and after an active and useful public life, died in 
1713 or 1714, and is buried in the grounds of the Buckingham 
meeting-house, Bucks county, Pa. 

Gov. John (2) and his father, John (1), have frequently been 
confounded with each other. They have been taken to be one 
person. The acts of the councillor of Gloucester have been 


assigned to the governor, and the acts of the governor to the 
councillor. The Rev. George Mott, in his valuable "History of 
the Flemington Church," errs slightly, in stating that the commis- 
sioner to run the state line between New York and New Jersey 
was John Reading, Sr. James Logan, in a letter to Col. Coxe, 
says, " The commissioners for running the line June 27th, 1719, 
are Joseph Kirkbride and John Reading, Jr.," adding, in paren- 
theses, ("Ye old man is deceased.") Mr. Reading's large purchases, 
amounting to several thousand acres, and his inherited property, 
rendered him one of the largest landed proprietors of that region. 
He was a surveyor, as was his father — in the early days of the 
colonies, a distinguished and profitable profession. He was a 
man of great influence and largely concerned in the active man- 
agement of public affairs, and one whose piety prompted to 
deeds of judicious beneficence. Smith mentions, page 402, that 
a change took place in the body of councillors — four were sus- 
pended, five others were appointed, one of whom was John Read- 
ing. This, then — the close of 1713, after the death of his father, 
and to supply his place — was the commencement of his council- 
lorship, an office which he held till his death, 1767. In 1746, Mr. 
Reading, as oldest councillor, succeeded, in the management of 
government affairs, President Hamilton, successor of Lewis Mor- 
ris, first governor of New Jersey after its separation from New 
York. Again, by the death of Gov. Belcher, the administration 
of affairs devolved on John Reading, as president of council, the 
duties of which office he assumed with great reluctance. His name 
is first on the list of trustees of the College of New Jersey. He 
died November 7th, 1767, aged 81, and is buried in the grounds 
of the Presbyterian Church of Amwell. Over his grave has been 
erected, within a few years, a monument of Quincy granite, by 
two of his descendants, John G. Reading, of Philadelphia, and 
Franklin Reading, of Williamsport, Pa. He left £10 for the pur- 
chase of a chalice for the church at Amwell. He married, in 
1720, Mary, daughter of Joris (Yoris) or George Ryerson, of Pe- 
quenac, Passaic county, and his wife, Ann Schoute. She died 
April 17th, 1774, aged 78, having had children : John (3), born 
1722 ; George (4), born 1725 ; Daniel (5), born 1727 ; Joseph (6), 
born 1728 ; Richard, born 1732, married Catharine, by whom he 
had several children, in 1767. he offered for sale his lot lying 
a mile along the Delaware, of 456 acres, on which is a mill, a 
store, a stone house, with four rooms on a floor, and 600 acres 


elsewhere, he was appointed a justice of the county, after resid- 
ing a shdrt time in Trenton, he removed to Long Island, and died 
about 1781, his family is no further traced ; Thomas (7), born 
1734 ; Ann, married Rev. Charles Beatty, (see Beatty family, No. 
2); Mary, married Rev. William Mills, of Jamaica, L. I. ; Eliza- 
beth, married John Hackett, of Hackettstown ; and Samuel, born 
1741, died 1749. 

John (3), son of John (2), who died 1766, married Isabella, 
daughter of William Montgomery, of Ayr, Scotland ; had chil- 
dren : John (8); Charles, married Abigail, daughter of Thomas 
Hunt, of Amwell, had a son, Henry ; Rebecca ; Montgomery, was 
a judge, removed to Sussex county ; Alexander, married Sarah, 
daughter of Daniel Reading (5); Theodocia ; and Mary. 

John (8), son of John (3), who died November, 1820, aged 69, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Hankinson, who died 1817. 
Their children were : Mary, died 1825, aged 53 ; William, killed 
by a fall from a horse, 'aged 19 ; John, died 1821, aged 46, not 
married ; Ann ; and Joseph (9). He leaves to his oldest male de- 
scendant a silver tankard, which his grandfather, Governor John, 
had given him, having on it the family coat-of-arms, and it was by 
him to be transmitted in the same way — now in the possession 
of Judge James N. Reading. 

Joseph (9), son of John (8), who died 1853, aged 75, married 
Eleanor, daughter of Dr. John Grandon, of Hamburgh, Hunterdon 
county, and had issue by her : James Newell (10) ; Mary Ann, wife 
of William Hedges, of Somerville, who had a daughter, Elizabeth, 
wife of Rev. John Schofield; John Grandon (11); Philip G. (12); 
William (13); and Joseph H., married Sarah, daughter of Samuel 
Evans, of Trenton, have a daughter, Mary, wife of Robert C. 

Judge James N. (10), son of Joseph (9), a graduate of Prince- 
ton, went to Missouri as president of a lead-mining company ; 
after two years he removed to Morris, HI., where he practiced law 
and is state judge. He married in 1836, Sarah C, daughter of 
Isaac Southard, New Jersey state treasurer, whose children are : 
Mary S., wife of Edward Sanford, of Saybrook, Conn., a lawyer 
of Morris, HI. ; Eleanor^ G., married Hamilton Longworth, died 
young ; Julia N., wife of Lyman B. Ray, of Vermont ; Henry S., 
a merchant of Morris, married Cornelia, daughter of Levi Hill ; 
and Joseph, died in infancy. 

John G. (11), son of Joseph (9), a successful merchant, now 


resident in Philadelphia, married Sarah F., daughter of Henry H. 
Woodhull, son of Eev. Dr. William Woodhull. They have one 
daughter : Mary Anna, wife of Joseph Gazzam, of Pittsburg. 

Philip G. (12), son of Joseph (9), married Evelina E., daughter of 
Samuel Evans, and has children : Joseph, who with his wife, 
Mary M., daughter of Alexander Slack, went seven years ago as 
a missionary to Africa ; Charles N., married Ella F., daughter of 
Peter S. Hunt ; and James, married Lilly May, daughter of John 
W. Fox. 

William (13), son of Joseph (9), married Sarah M., daughter of 
Hugh Capner, and have children : Hugh C, married Louisa Blan- 
chard, of Baltimore ; and Joseph, married Elizabeth A. Marshall, 
of Virginia. 

George (4), son of John (2), was a member of assembly for 
Hunterdon county, 1761, died 1792, aged 67, married, and had 
children : John Mullen ; George ; Elizabeth ; Charles, married 
and had children : Thomas, and Henry ; and Samuel, married a 
daughter of Samuel Governeur, of Newark ; he was appointed 
captain, and promoted to the rank of major of the First Begiment 
of New Jersey in the Continental Army, was in the expedition to 
Canada, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Three Bivers. 

Daniel (5), son of John (2), who died 1768, aged 41, married 
Euphemia, daughter of Col. John Beid, of Monmouth, and by 
her had children : John Beid (14) ; Daniel, married Jane Ken- 
edy, had one son, Daniel, who by his will established a school at 
Flemington ; Ellen, wife of James Montgomery, son of James 
Montgomery, of Eglinton, whose children are: Esther Ward, 
and William Beading, who attained the rank of brigadier-general 
in the regular army in the Mexican war, and was distinguished 
for gallantry in the battles of Palo Alto, Besaca de la Palma, and 
Molino del Bey, in Mexico, and was commander of the First New 
Jersey Volunteers at the battle of Bull Bun; Ann, married 
Thomas Wood, and by him became the mother of the eminent 
lawyer, George Wood, of the New Jersey and afterward of the 
New York bar ; Sarah, wife of Alexander Beading ; Euphemia 
married Thomas Grey, of Flemington, N. J. ; and Theodocia* 
married Bev. Thomas Grant, a Presbyterian clergyman of Flem- 

John Beid (14), son of Daniel (5), married Mary Ann Kennedy, 
by whom he had children : Bobert (15); Daniel ; Maria, wife of 
Henry Disbrow, whose children are : Daniel B., Bobert, Edward 


Wood, and Isaac ; Theodocia, wife, first, of Nicholas Depue, by 
whom she had a son, Eobert, who married Matilda Disborough, 
her second husband was Isaac Farlee, by whom she had children : 
Anna, wife of Augustus G. Eichey, a lawyer of Trenton, Eliza, 
wife of Peter Coxe, George W., married Elizabeth, daugher of 
Mayor Opdyke, of New York ; and John Beading, married Han- 
nah, daughter of Isaac Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 26.) 

Judge Eobert (15), son of John (14), who died 1850, aged 65, 
married Maria, daughter of Col. James Henry, and sister of Eev. 
Dr. Symms C. Henry. Their children were : Franklin, married 
Mary, daughter of Charles Hepburn, of Williamsport ; Symmes ; 
Harrison, married widow Harriet Bradshaw, (Morrison) of Wis- 
consin ; E. Charleton, married Elizabeth Sproll ; Eliza, wife of 
Edward Eemington ; Mary, wife of John Grandon, of Cincin- 
nati ; Elmira, wife of Alexander Gulick, of Kingston, N. J. ; and 

Joseph (6), son of John (2), was made captain of a company of 
militia by Governor Belcher, and was, in 1776, appointed judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas. His will is dated 1806. He married 
Amy Pierson, and by her had children : William (16); John, first 
lieutenant in Fourth Company Third Battalion of New Jersey, was 
at the battle of Quebec, he married Mary Harrison, of Princeton, 
had one daughter, married Henry Provost ; Joseph (17) ; Samuel 
18) ; Pierson (19) ; Amy, wife of Cornelius Harrison, no children : 
Sarah, wife of Finchen Helens ; Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Boyle, 
whose children are : Theodocia, Anastasia, Amy, and Mary ; 
Nancy, not married ; Theodocia, not married ; Eebecca, married 
John Anderson, and moved to Ohio, had sons, Eobert and Joshua ; 
and Mary, not married. 

William (16), son of Joseph (6), married Nancy Emly, whose 
children were : Elisha (20) ; Joseph, married Nancy Doyl, no 
children; Asher (21); William (22); and George, married. 

Elisha (20), son of William (16), married Anna, daughter of 
Joseph Beading (17). Their children are : William ; Anastasia ; 
Joseph ; Lucy E ; George Jackson. 

Asher (21); son of William (16); married Margaret Wolverton, 
and had children : Nancy ,' John ; Kensell ; Sarah ; Samuel ; 
Mary ; and Margaret. 

William (22), son of William (16), married Elizabeth Sergeant, 
had children : Charles ; Joseph ; Sarah ; Amelia ; Emma ; Ta- 
resia ; and Asher. 


Joseph (17), son of Joseph (6), married Lucy Emly, and had 
children : Amy, married George Opdycke ; Anna, wife of Elisha 
Heading (20); John, married Martha Sergeant; Hannah, wife of 
Edmund Eittenhouse ; Maria, wife of Joseph West ; Theodocia, 
wife of Larison Stryker ; and Lucy E., married William Kugler. 

Samuel (18), son of Joseph (6), married, first, Ellen, daughter 
of Joshua Anderson, (see Anderson family, No. 1,) by whom he 
had children: William (23); Pierson (24); Joshua; Anderson; 
Eliza, married, first, Mr. Lambert, had a son, Joseph ; her second 
husband was Cornelius Wilson, by whom she had children : Ellen 
and Cornelius ; Ellen, married Joseph Beading ; and Lucy. By 
his second wife, Susau, daughter of Isaac Bittenhouse, of King- 
wood, he had Louis ; and Theodocia, wife of Mr. Collens. 

William (23), son of Samuel (18), married Deborah Coryell, of 
Kingwood, and had children : Samuel B. ; Augustus ; Sarah ; 
Emma ; and Joanna. 

Pierson (24), son of Samuel (18), married Mary Gaw, and had 
children : Anderson ; Ellen ; Louis, married, first, Isabella Foster; 
second, Mrs. Shaw, daughter of Bev. D. W. Bartine; Victoria, 
married John Temple, of Louisiana ; Pierson ; Olivia, married 
William McCready ; Charles, married Kate Mathews ; and Mary, 
married Edward Solliday. 

Pierson (19), son of Joseph (6), who died August 26th, 1847, 
aged 67, married, first, Mary, daughter of Samuel Opdycke, and 
Susanna Bobeson, by whom he had children : Susan, married 
Bobeson Bockhill, and had one child, John, a merchant of Phila- 
delphia, who married Caroline (Burton), widow of John Guild 
Beading ; Amy, became the third wife of Bev. Eli F. Cooley, (see 
Cooley family, No. 18); Joseph, died aged 16 ; Mary, wife of 
George Mason, whose children are : John, and Susan. His 
second wife was Charity Guild, widow of William E. Green, (see 
Green family, No. 42), by whom he had Pierson (25) ; John Guild 
died 1850, a merchant of Philadelphia, married Caroline Burton 
of that city, had one child, Bobert, died young ; and Alfred, mar- 
ried Miss Conner. 

Major Pierson (25), son of Pierson (19), impressed with the 
spirit of adventure at an early age, was one of the first emigrants 
to California, then an almost unexplored region, and before the 
discovery of gold there. He became a large purchaser of lands 
which were afterwards confirmed to him by the United States. 
He was there when Commodore Stockton, indignant at the aggres- 


sions of the Mexicans and their insolence toward Americans, 
landed his crew, converting his sailors into artillery, and his 
marines into infantry, and with the aid of a few settlers extem- 
porized an army. Major Beading, in command of a division of 
this little army, participated in that series of victories which won 
to our arms the country. Commodore Stockton with his charac- 
teristic energy, had chastised the natives, defeated them at all 
points, and had taken possession of the country, established a 
government and appointed Colonel John C. Fremont to govern it, 
before the news of the declaration of war by the United States 
had reached there. Major Beading was the Whig candidate for 
governor, but being defeated by a small majority, he would 
never afterwards, though often solicited, enter the arena of poli- 
tics ; he chose rather to look after the concerns of his large landed 
estate. His children were Jeannette, wife of Col. Bobert Sim- 
son, a lawyer of San Francisco ; Anna ; Alice ; Bobert ; Bichard ; 
and Nina, having married Fanny, daughter of Dr. Washington, 
of Washington, D. C. 

Thomas (7), son of John (2), who died 1814, aged 80, was cap- 
tain of the Sixth Company of the Third New Jersey Battalion, and 
took an active part in the operations before Quebec, in 1776, was 
appointed judge, was a trustee in the old Amwell church, a founder 
of the Flemington Presbyterian Church, and one of its first 
elders and trustees. He married Bebecca Ellis, and by her had 
children : Joseph, married Miss Waldron, had a son killed in 
battle; George, married Tace Beed ; Francis (26); Ellis, married 
and had children : Thomas, Edgar, a physician, and others ; De- 
borah, wife of Dr. Bertron, whose son, Samuel B., is a graduate 
of Princeton, and a Presbyterian clergyman resident at Port Gib- 
son, Miss. ; Sarah, married Capt. Joseph Phillips, of Pennington, 
(see Phillips family. No. 24) ; Harriet, married Jeremiah King ; 
and Polly, not married. 

Francis (26), son of Thomas (7), married a daughter of William 
Pond, and had children : William ; Amanda ; Henry ; Austin ; 
Gideon ; John ; and Miller, a physician. 

Else fteading, daughter of John (1), became the wife of Daniel 
Howell, who resided in the upper part of the state, near Amwell, 
who died about 1730, date of his will, his executors being his 
brother-in-law, John Beading (2), and Mr. Bittenhouse. Their 
children were : Daniel ; John ; Elizabeth ; Mary ; Benjamin ; 
and Joseph. 


Daniel Howell, son of Daniel Howell and Else Beading, mar- 
ried Julianna Holcomb, and had children : Heading ; John, died 
unmarried ; and a daughter. 

Reading Howell, son of Daniel Howell, was quartermaster of 
Second Regiment of Hunterdon county in the Revolution. He 
married Catharine, daughter of Edward Yerkers, and by her had 
issue : Clarissa, J., not married ; Henrietta M., married John J. 
Wheeler, of Philadelphia, whose children are : Catharine H., wife 
of Robert Clarkson, Edward H., of Pottsville, Anna M., married 
Edward Hammekin, of New York, and John H., of Philadelphia ; 
Harriet Ann, wife of Joseph Montgomery, of Philadelphia ; 
Courtland, married ; John Fisher, died unmarried ; Edward Y., 
a physician, died unmarried ; Rebecca ; and Catharine Augusta, 
wife of Gen. Thomas Flournoy, of Augusta, Ga. 

Mfye 5;ee3 family. 

"William Eeed (1), from whom most of that name in Ewing and 
Lawrence derive their origin, followed about 1700 the current 
from Long Island. He purchased of John Brearley, a farm in the 
western part of the township of Lawrence, near the boundary of 
Ewing, on which he settled and lived till his death, May 16th, 
1762, aged 73, leaving children : Amos; William (2); Joshua (3) ; 
Joseph (4) ; and Eunice, married Daniel Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 5.) 

William (2), son of William (1), married, and had a son, 
Daniel, who married Sallie Pierson, whose children were : Nancy, 
wife of Abner Cook, died 1865, aged 86 ; and Naomi, not mar- 

Joshua (3), son of William (1), married Abigail, daughter of 
Joseph Hart, (see Hart family, No. 2,) and had children : Daniel 
Furman ; Lois, married her cousin, Israel Eeed (8) ; and Joshua 

Joshua (5), son of Joshua (3), died September 11th, 1831, aged 
64. By his first wife, Mary, daughter of Ealph Lanning, (see 
Lanning family, No. 8,) had children : Abner, who died Febru- 
ary 24th, 1847, aged 50, his wife was Isabella, daughter of Ealph 
Lanning, no children ; Ealph, died young ; Lydia, married Jo- 
seph Furman. His second wife was Elizabeth Jones, who died 
1849, aged 72, by whom he had Levi ; and George (6). 

George (6), son of Joshua (5), married Mary, daughter of Ed- 
ward Hepburn, and died September 7th, 1849, aged 41. Their 
children are : Alfred, born 1839, was a student of Eutgers College 
and the Law School of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He practiced law 
first in New York, then in Trenton. He was elected mayor of 
Trenton in 1867. Wa3 appointed judge of the court of common 
pleas in 1869, and has for several years been justice of the 
Supreme Court ; he married Eosalba E. Souder ; Amanda, wife 
of Edward T. Persons, of Illinois ; and Dr. Edward H. 

Joseph (4), son of William (1), married Else Lanning, and had 
children: John (7); Israel (8); Azariah (9); Elizabeth, married 


Jacob Blackwell, and removed to another state ; and Anna, mar- 
ried Stephen Dean, (see Dean family, No. 2.) 

John (7), son of Joseph (4), married Catharine Hutchinson. 
Their children were : Elizabeth, married Abel Appleton, and went 
West ; Theodocia, married James Grant ; Sarah, married Benja- 
min Laird ; Anna, married Thomas Quigley ; Aaron, married 
Catharine Furman, of Monmouth ; Joseph; married in Philadel- 
phia ; Pierson, married Eleanor Abbott ; Abijah, married Jerusha 
Quick, went West ; and John, married Rachel Lake. 

Israel (8), son of Joseph (4), who died February 8th, 1825, aged 
80, married Lois, daughter of Joshua Reed (3), had by her, chil- 
dren: Susan, died September 11th, 1851, aged 78; Asa (10); 
Eunice, died March 7th, 1857, aged 78 ; Bathsheba ; and Abigail, 
married Thomas Quigley. 

Asa (10), son of Israel (8), who was in the eldership of the 
Ewing Church until his death, January, 1847, aged 67, married 
Sarah, daughter of Amos Lanning. Their children were : Amos, 
died young; Charles (11); Andrew (12); Phebe, married William 
Barlow ; Lois, became the second wife of Jesse Smith ; and Wil- 
liam (13). 

Charles (11), son of Asa (10), died September 21st, 1875, aged 
69, having married Elizabeth, daughter of Noah Tindall, (see 
Tindall family, No. 4,) whose children are : Phebe, married 
Charles Smith, son of Abijah Smith ; Amanda, married Gilbert 
Furman ; William Henry, married, first, Fanny, daughter of An- 
drew Green, second, Hannah, daughter of Henry Lanning ; Mary 
Frances, married John Morris ; and Israel, married, first, Mary 
Tindall ; second, Mary Girton. 

Andrew (12), son of Asa (10), died April 17th, 1868, aged 65, 
having married Maria, daughter of James C. Green, (see Green 
family, No. 50.) Their children are: Sarah, wife of Cornelius 
Coryell ; Kesiah, wife of Jacob Maple ; Amos, married Mary Tay- 
lor ; James, married Emma Knowles ; Susan Elizabeth, married 
Stephen Reed ; and Edward, responded to the call of his coun- 
try in August, 1862, was in the service two years, when he 
was killed in the battle of Cold Spring, Va. 

William (13), son of Asa (10), married, first, Mary, daughter of 
Samuel B. Green, who died June 29th, 1849, aged 37, leaving a 
daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, married John Riley. His second wife 
is Gertrude Conover, (widow Updike), whose children are : 
George E„ married Anna Coleman ; Charles A., married Rebecca 
Coleman; and Edward, married Minnie Reed. 


Azariah (9), son of Joseph (4), who died March 5th, 1833, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Temple, (see Temple family, 
No. 2.) She died February 13th, 1841, aged 86, leaving children : 
Daniel (14); Azubah, married Noah Cook, and had children: 
Daniel, Clarissa, wife, first, of Samuel McMurray, second, of 
Amos Furman, Kosetta, Abigail, Azariah, married a widow Stil- 
man ; and John, married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Hart ; 
Phebe, married Phineas Tomlinson, (see Tomlinson family, No. 
4,) and died 1859 ; Deborah; David (15); John, died in youth; 
Joseph, married Jemima, daughter of Elijah Cook, no children ; 
Bachel, married Abijah Smith ; Abigail, married Isaac Mershon, 
and their children are : Martha, married William Wilson, Sarah, 
Mary, William, and Isaac — the last four died young ; and Israel, 
who married in succession, Eliza, daughter of James Lilly, Martha 
Kiley, and Elizabeth Ann Mount ; by the first wife he had a son, 
Joseph, who died aged 20. 

Daniel (14), son of Azariah (9), was lieutenant in Captain David 
Pierson's Company, Eighteenth Kegiment of Hunterdon, in 1777. 
He married Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Hunt, and had chil- 
dren : Azariah, married Mary, daughter of Henry Reed ; John, 
died young ; Elizabeth, married Abraham Voorhees, of Hights- 
town ; Benjamin (16) ; William, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Samuel Perrine, of Freehold ; Joseph, died young ; Sarah, mar- 
ried John Wilson, of Hightstown ; Abner, married Lydia, daugh- 
ter of John Hutchinson, of the same place, had by her : Joseph, 
and two daughters. 

Benjamin (16), son of Daniel (14), who died 1865, was a man 
of handsome property, owning a large and valuable farm in the 
vicinity of Hightstown, of which place he was a resident ; he was 
also president of the bank of that place. He married Lydia, 
daughter of John Story, of Cranbury, and had issue by her : 
Armstead, married Miss Anderson ; Story, married Miss Hutch- 
inson ; Amanda, married Edward Applegate, member of the New 
Jersey assembly. 

David (15), son of Azariah (9), married Melee, daughter of 
Jonathan Pierson, by whom he had : Adeline, married John Cun- 
ningham, of Monmouth ; Sarah, wife of Joseph Curtiss ; Phebe, 
wife of Elisha Beed, of Sandtown ; Elizabeth ; Enoch, married 
Maria Hagerman ; Abraham T., married Esther Insley, of Tren- 
ton ; Jonathan, married Bachel Anderson ; Bebecca, married 
William Ford ; and Azuba, married Enoch Ford. 

Hftte J^eefleij family. 

John Eeeder (1), the earliest American ancestor of the families 
of that name residing in Ewing township and vicinity, was of 
English origin, having emigrated from that country before the 
year 1656, to Newtown, L. I. His name is found in that year, on 
the list of the residents of that town who purchased the fcitle^to 
their lands of the Indians, having failed to obtain it by patent 
from the Dutch governor, Stuyvesant. His son, John (2), came 
to Ewing in the early part of the eighteenth century, and married 
Hannah, daughter of Jeremiah Burroughs, also one of the first 
settlers of the township, and by her had a son, Isaac (3), whose 
name is signed to an agreement August 26th, 1703, and also Jo- 
seph Reeder's. 

Isaac (3), son of John (2), purchased of Zebulon Heston the 
farm on which he afterward lived, and which still remains in the 
possession of one of his lineal descendants, Amos (14). He died 
1763, aged 85. By his first wife, Elizabeth, widow of John Yard, 
he had a daughter, Sarah, who never married. By his second 
wife, Joanna Hunt, he had John (4), and Abia, died, aged 18. 

John (4), son of Isaac (3), died 1788, aged 64, having married, 
January 18th, 1753, Hannah Mershon. She died 1781, aged 49, 
having had children : Isaac, born 1754, and died, aged 30, having 
married Rachel, daughter of Daniel Scudder, (see Scudder family, 
No. 12,) by whom he had no children; Charles (5); Andrew, 
married Sarah, daughter of Stephen Burrowes, died, aged 49 ; 
John (6); Francina, born 1758, married Capt. Robert Chambers, 
(see Chambers family, No. 5); Abigail, born 1760, died unmar- 
ried ; Letitia, born 1761, married, first, Henry Krewsen, second, 
Joseph Hunt, whose children are : Peter, Mary, and Letitia ; Ab- 
salom (7); Hannah, born 1764, wife of Amos Hartley, of Amwell, 
whose children are : Mary, Garret Schenck, John, and Amos ; Abner, 
born 1766, married Hannah Wilkinson, of Pennsylvania ; Benja- 
min, born 1768, died, aged 15 ; Amos (8) ; Rebecca, died, aged 
12; Mercy, born 1774, wife of William Praul, of Amwell, had 


William E., died young ; and Elizabeth, wife of Solomon Landis, 
had one daughter. 

Charles (5), son of John (4), who died 1861, aged 78, is buried 
in Lawrenceville. He married Martha, daughter of Eichard 
Green, (see Green family, No. 10,) and had children : Sarah, wife 
of Timothy Baker, of Lawrence ; Mary, married Louis Hutchin- 
son; Christiana, wife of Philip Hendrickson; Charles; Louis; 
Abner ; Isaac, died young ; and Elizabeth. 

John (6), son of John (4), died 1830, having married Susannah 
Fleming, the widow of Isaac Howell, by whom he had Isaac, who 
married Catharine* Williams, and had children : Mary Ann, wife 
of Samuel Backus, and Catharine, wife of William H. Clark ; Le- 
titia, married Andrew Slack ; and Sarah, married Levi Howell 

Absalom (7), son of John (4), married, October 16th, 1788, 
Christiana Smith, of Easton, Pa., where he resided. He died 
1847, aged 84. Their children were : Andrew Horatio (9), born 
July 12th, 1807; Edward Augustus (10), born November 29th, 
1812 ; and Abner Lucius, born July 29th, 1818, and died June 
23d, 1833. 

Andrew H. (9), son of Absalom (7), was appointed governor of 
Kansas territory by President Pierce, on June 29th, 1854, and 
was removed for his refusal to use his position to aid in making 
Kansas a slave state. He was elected the first delegate to con- 
gress from the territory, and first United States senator after its 
admission into the Union. He was appointed brigadier-general 
in the regular army, by President Lincoln, at the outbreak of the 
Eebellion. He died at Easton, July 5th, 1864, having there mar- 
ried September 13th, 1831, Frederica A., daughter of Col. Chris- 
tian J. Hutter, by whom he had children : Harriet L., died in 
infancy ; Emily C, died in infancy ; Ida T., wife of William W. 
Marsh, of Scheoley's Mountain, N. J., whose children are : Cora 
L., Jennie A., Eay, and Ethel; George Marchand (11); Emma 
Hutter, married J. Charles Ferriday, of Natchez, Miss., and died 
May 12th, 1865, her children are : Amelia, died in infancy, and 
Andrew Eeeder ; Howard James (12); Frank (13); and Andrew 
Jackson, died in infancv. 

George M. (11), son of Andrew H. (9), was captain in the First 
Eegiment of Kansas Volunteers ; is now editor and publisher of 
the Easton " Daily Express." He married Mary Niles, and has 
children : Harold H. ; and Donald M. 

Howard James (12), son of Andrew H. (9), and his brother, 


Frank, left Princeton College in their senior year, to enter the 
volunteer army. He was first lieutenant of First TJ. S. Infantry 
and captain of the One Hundred and Fifty-third Pennsylvania 
Volunteers. He is, by profession, a lawyer, and is ex-judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas of Northampton county, Pa. He married 
Helen Burke, of Easton, and has had children : Andrew, died in 
infancy ; Leila B. ; and John K. 

Gen. Frank (13), son of Andrew H. (9), was colonel in the Nine- 
teenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, collector of internal revenue under 
President Grant, and brigadier-general of National Guards of 
Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Albany Law School, and 
practices his profession in Easton, Pa. He married Grace E. 
Thompson, of Boston, Mass., and has children : Andrew Horatio ; 
Grosvenor Lowrey ; and Frank. 

Edward (9), son of Absalom (7), married, January 9th, 1839, 
Harriet Stem, of Easton, Pa., and had children ; Sarah B. ; Ella 
E. ; and Lucretia M. 

Amos (8), sen of John (4), died 1855, aged 85. By his first 
wife, Mary, daughter of Joseph Stillwell, of Monmouth, had chil- 
dren : Christiana, died 1816, aged 20 ; Joseph Stillwell, died un- 
married, aged 26; Mary, married Jasper Smith Scudder, (see 
Scudder family, No. 17) ; Andrew, a merchant of Trenton, married 
Sallie Ann, daughter of Isaac Kremsen, by whom he had Emma 
and Stillwell, died young ; and Hannah, married Abner Scudder. 
By his second wife, Bachel, daughter of Thomas Folwell, widow 
of Alexander Hemphill, of Pennsylvania, who died 1854, in her 
72d year, had children : Amos (14) ; Caroline, wife of Nathan Fol- 
well, a physician practicing in Ithaca, N. Y. ; Matilda, wife of 
Henry Lefferts ; William ; Sarah, wife of George Dean ; Virginia, 
wife of Henry P. Green, (see Green family, No. 46); and Amanda, 
wife of Oliver Bond, of Trenton. 

Amos (14), son of Amos (8), married, first, Catharine Anderson ; 
had one son, Alfred, who married, first, Maggie S. Covert, and, 
second, Cornelia, daughter of Enoch Jones, (see Jones family, No. 
5.) His second wife is Mary, daughter of Holmes Large, by 
whom he has children : Stillwell : and Hannah, wife of John G» 

Note.— Henry Krewsen (1) married Letitia, daughter of John Reeder (4). She died 
1796, aged 36. Their children were : Henry (2) ; Absalom, married Sally, daughter of 
Benjamin Clark, (see Clark family, No. 5) ; and Isaac, married Louisa West, whose 
children were: Henry, Elizabeth, and Sally Ann, married Andrew Reeder, son of 
Amos (8). 


Henry Krewsen (2), son of Henry (1), died 1857, aged 69, married Mary, daughter of 
Theophilus Phillips, of Lawrence, (see Phillips family, No. 10.) She died 1857, aged 71, 
haying had : Letitia, wife of Samuel Roberts ; Andrew ; Horace, married, at Pittsburg, 
a young lady from England, he died in early manhood; William, died in youth; Mary 
Ann, married Titus Stout, son of John ; and Henry, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Stout. 


Mfye Jacnfi ^eeflert gamily. 

Jacob Eeeder was also one of the first settlers of Ewing town- 
ship, and for a time an active participator in its concerns. He 
purchased a farm, on which he settled, but finding his title to it 
not good, and being required to pay for it a second time or resign 
it, he chose the latter alternative, and removed from the township. 
He married, about 1717, Anna, daughter of Bobert Blackwell. 
We presume it is he who, by his will, dated 1760, at Amwell, 
leaves property to his wife, Elizabeth; to his granddaughters, 
Elizabeth and Anna, daughters of his daughter, Phebe ; to his 
brother Benjamin ; and to his nephew, William, son of his brother 

Whether Jacob Beeder was the brother of John (1), we are 
unprepared to decide, but presume that he was. 

M^e j£nfier L ts family. 

Thomas Koberts (1), before the year 1727, resigned his home 
on Long Island for one in HopewelL By his wife, Jane, who died 
1804, he had children: Philip, died 1811; Edmund (2); and 
Sarah, married Mr. Pierson. 

Edmund (2), son of Thomas (1), who died 1839, aged 82, held 
the office of elder, trustee and deacon in the Pennington Church. 
He married, first, Mercy Moore, died 1814 ; second, Elizabeth 
Hamilton, died 1817;. third, Elizabeth Stillwell, died 1824; his 
children were : Samuel, died in youth ; Ephraim (3) ; Elizabeth, 
wife of Benjamin Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 16); and 
Philip, not married. 

Ephraim (3), son of Edmund (2), died 1836, having married 
Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Hart, (see Hart family, No. 15) ; he 
died 1849, aged 65, had children : Samuel, married, first, Letitia, 
daughter of Henry Krewson, had two children, died in childhood ; 
second, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve 
family, No. 16,) widow of Benjamin Smith ; Eliza, wife of William 
Green, (see Green family, No. 18); Edmund, married Frances 
Glenn ; and Nathaniel, married Augusta Stillwell, of AmwelL 

ffifye J^nse gamily. 

Stephen Eose (1), at an early period after the settlement of 
Ewing, cfcme from Long Island with his sisters, Elizabeth, who 
died 1806, aged 90, unmarried, and Sybil, who became the wife of 
Eichard Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 4.) He was an elder in 
the church, and died August 16th, 1775, aged 65, having married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer Proui* She died January 30th. 
1779, leaving children : Elizabeth, died unmarried, 1811, aged 
63 ; Phebe, died January 9th, 1772, aged 33, married Amos Scud- 
der, (see Scudder family, No. 13) ; Deborah, married Daniel 
Howell, (see Howell family, No. 6); Ebenezer (2); and Patience, 
died March 13th, 1785, aged 39, married Henry Baker, of Hope- 
well, who died January 3d, 1827. 

Ebenezer (2), son of Stephen (1), succeeded his father in the 
eldership of the church, died April 20th, 1831, aged 87, having 
married Eunice, daughter of Stephen Burrowes, son of Thomas, 
and grandson of Edward, of Jamaica, L. I. She died August 18th, 
1819, aged 70. Their children were : Stephen, born January 6th, 
1769, married Elizabeth Wynkoop, of Pennsylvania, and died 
March, 1833, without children ; Phebe, married March 17th, 1795, 
Jonas Addoms, of New York, whose children are : Elizabeth, wife 
of Samuel Kissam, Phebe R, William, married Margaretta Law- 
rence, Charles, married Sarah Buckley, John, married, and Henry, 
married, lives in Kansas ; Ebenezer P. (3); and Samuel, died July 
19th, 1810, aged 24, not married. 

Ebenezer P. (3), son of Ebenezer (2), was an active business 

Timothy Prout, who was one of the earliest settlers of Boston, and who had a son, 
Ebenezer, prominent in the affairs of Watertown, which he represented in the assem- 
bly of 1693, was probably the ancestor of Ebenezer Prout, of Middlesex, Conn., whose 
son, Ebenezer, came to Ewing .township about the year 1700, and purchased the farm 
still in the possession of his descendants in the sixth generation. He died October 22d, 
1754, and his widow,. Elizabeth, January 30th, 1759. Their children were : Elizabeth, 
wife of Stephen Rose; Timothy, died January 24th, 1731; Joseph, died three days 
after his brother ; John, killed by lightning while sitting in the door-way, August 9th, 
1732; Mary, wife of George Ely, died 1736; Love, wife of Captain John iv.oore; Re- 
becca, baptized at Maidenhead ; and Eunice. 


man, resident of Trenton, died June 21st, 1836, aged 52, having 
married Catharine, daughter of Dr. Jonathan Forman, of Free- 
hold. She died September 2d, 1854, aged 66, having had chil- 
dren : Elizabeth W., wife of George Kissam, son of Dr. Kissam, 
of New York, whose children are : George F., married Julia Du- 
rant, Catharine, died aged 9, and Lillie B. ; Stephen B., married 
Sarah T. Wykoff, of Monmouth, and removed to Utah, and had 
children: Charles, Anna, Kate, Harrison, and one other, died 
young ; Jonathan Forman (4); Catharine, died aged 2 ; and Sam- 
uel K., married Matilda Hobensack, had one child, George K., 
died in infancy. 

Jonathan Forman (4), son of Ebenezer (3), owned and lived on 
the farm transmitted from his great-great-grandfather, EbenezGr 
Prout, died May 21st, 1877, aged 59. He married, first, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 
7,) and by her had children : Emma, wife of William H. Cooley ; 
and Catharine, died at Si Mary's Hall, Burlington ; second, Caro- 
line, daughter of William Paff, of Yardleyville, Pa., whose chil- 
dren are : Ella ; Mary L. ; and Forman. 

Mfye g.czell gamily. 

George Eozell (1), of Lawrenceville, died 1773, having married 
Buth, daughter of John Brearley, (see Brearley family, No. 1,) of 
that village, whose children, besides possibly others, were : Bath- 
sheba; John (2); and Nathaniel, married Abigail, probably no 
children, as he leaves by his will dated 1770, his property to his 
brother John's two sons, John and George, and to his kinsmen, 
William, James and Nathaniel Coalman. 

John (2), son of George (1), died 1800, aged 64, at his home in 
Lawrenceville. He married Anna, daughter of John Van Cleve, 
(see Van Cleve family, No. 3.) She died 1786, aged 40, having had 
children : George, married Sarah Oxford ; John, married Mary 
Kerwood ; Bathsheba, wife of Waters Smith ; Catharine, married 
Ellett Tucker ; Kuth, wife of Israel Stevens ; and Anna, died 

Catharine, daughter of John (2), died 1872, aged 88, married 
Ellett Tucker, son of William. He died 1821, aged 46. Their 
children were : Mary Ann, wife of James Wright ; Marcia Ellett ; 
George ; John R ; William ; Cornelia ; Elizabeth ; Sarah ; Ellett ; 
and Louisa. 

Mary Ann Tucker, daughter of Catharine Tucker, by her hus- 
band, James Wright, had children; Cornelia, wife of Joseph 
Koriey, whose children are : Joseph, Harry and John Hall ; 
Elizabeth, wife of George Conover, whose children are : Mary, 
James, William, Elizabeth and George ; Morrison, married Abby 
Morgan, and has children : Ella, Janetta and Marcia. 

Marcia Ellett, daughter of Catharine Tucker, married Andrew 
Morrison McNeely, who died January 27th, 1849, aged 54. They 
had children : Kobert ; Cornelia ; Mary Ann ; Morrison ; and 
William M., married Elizabeth, daughter of the Hon. Cornelius 
Dickerson, of Morris county. 

Cornelia, daughter of Catharine Tucker, became the wife of 
Kobert McNeely, and had children : John ; James ; and Charles. 


Note.— William Tucker, brother of Samuel, was a trustee of the First Presbyterian 
Church. By his wife, Mercy, had children : William ; Ellett ; Mary, married James B. 
Matchett, of Trenton, and died at St. Charles, Missouri, in 1833, aged 71 ; her husband 
died in the same place and year, aged 80. 

Samuel Tucker was a man of distinction in his day. He was sheriff of Hunterdon 
county, was president of the provincial congress that sat at Trenton from October 4th 
to 28th, 1775, and framed the constitution, which he officially signed July 2d, 1776. In 
1768, he was a competitor of John Hart, afterwards a signer of the Declaration, for 
membership in the assembly of the province, and was successful, for although Mr. 
Hart was warmly supported by the Presbyterians, the united strength of the Method- 
ists, Episcopalians, and Baptists, who were the favorers of Mr. Tucker, proved too 
much for him. Mr. Tucker left £50 to the Presbyterian Church, and £30 to the Episco- 
pal. He married Elizabeth Gould, an English lady. They both lie buried in the little 
dilapidated and neglected enclosure on the hill beyond the State Lunatic Asylum, near 
Trenton. He died January 14th, 1789, aged 67 years, 3 months, and 19 days. She, the 
daughter of James and Ann Gould, died May 13th, 1787, aged 57 years and 8 months. 
The little run at the foot of the hill, known as Gold's run, may have taken its name 
from this family. 

M"I{E ^cuflflert gamily. 

The parliament of Great Britain, in the year 1643, for the pur- 
pose of revising the thirty-nine articles of the Church of England 
and of harmonizing the doctrines of the church with those of the 
Church of Scotland and of the Protestant churches of the conti- 
nent, called together an assembly of the most able theologians and 
of prominent laymen of the nobility and gentry, forming, alto- 
gether, a body the most distinguished that ever held its sessions 
for a religious purpose on her soil. "One of the two most import- 
ant synods," says Baxter, " that ever met," the other being that at 
Nicea. This convention met on the 1st of July, 1643, in the chapel 
of Henry VIL, Westminster Abbey, from that circumstance known 
in history as the Westminster Assembly. 

It was composed of ten members of the house of lords, twenty 
of the house of commons, six commissioners from the Pres- 
byterian Church of Scotland — at the head of whom was the 
Duke of Argyle, an elder of the church — and one hundred and 
forty-two clergymen of England, the most eminent for their piety 
and learning, and of different denominations. They continued in 
session more than five years and a half, and the result of their 
labors was, besides a revision of the thirty-nine articles, the 
Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechism. 

Among the clerical members of this venerable assembly were 
several who bear names not unfamiliar to our ears, and who may, 
without any great stretch of probability, be presumed to be of 
kindred families with those of corresponding names among us. 
Such are the following : 

Kev. Jeremiah Burroughs, A. M., of Stepney ; Bev. Humphrey 
Chambers, B. D., Claverton, Somersetshire ; Kev. Thomas Cole- 
man, M. A., Belyson ; Bev. John Green, Pencomb, Herefordshire ; 
Bev. Thomas Hill, B. D., Titchmarch, master of Trinity College, 
Cambridge ; Bev. John Phillips, Wrentham, Suffolkshire ; Bev. 
Henry Scudder, B. D., Colingborne, Ducis, Wiltshire ; Bev. Peter 
Smith, D. D., Barkway ; Bev. Thomas Temple, D. D., Battersea, 


Surrey ; Eev. John White, M. A., Dorchester ; Rev. Thomas Win- 
cop (Wyncoop), D. D., Ellesworth, Cambridge. 

The above names serve, at least, to indicate the nationality* of 
those in our midst bearing similar names. 

Rev. Henry Scudder, of Colingborne, Wiltshire, England, one 
of these illustrious divines, graduated at Christ College, Cam- 
bridge, and was afterwards minister at Drayton, in Oxfordshire, 
where he was held in the highest esteem for his prudence, piety, 
and his excellent ministerial labors. Mr. Scudder was a constant 
attendant at the meetings of the assembly, and took an active 
part in its deliberations. He was appointed to lead the devotional 
exercises of the lords and commons, who sat in a room apart from 
the divines. He was distinguished as a preacher, and was the 
author of several valuable works, one of which, "The Christian's 
Daily Walk," has received the highest commendation from men of 
learning and distinction. 

Thomas Scudder (1), the progenitor of most, if not all, the 
Scudders in America, was a near relative, if not a brother, of this 
Rev. Henry Scudder. He, with his family, left London, or its 
vicinity, and is found at Salem, Mass., as early as 1635, where he 
resided till his death, in 1658. He was familiarly known as " Old 
Goodman Scudder." In his will, dated 1657, he names his wife, 
Elizabeth; his sons, John (2); Thomas (3); and Henry (4); his 
daughter, Elizabeth ; and his grandson, Thomas, son of his son 
William (5). His wife died in 1666. His daughter, Elizabeth, 
born about 1622, and died 1682, was the wife of Henry Bartholo- 
mew, a man of distinction in Massachusetts, who died 1692, aged 
92 ; she was the mother of ten children. His son William (5) 
continued to live in Salem until his death, between 1651 and 1657. 
Thomas, son of William (5), married Sarah Maverick, and died 
in Boston, 1689. In his will, he calls himself a mariner, and 
names his wife, Sarah, but no children. 

John (2), son of Thomas (1), removed, with his brothers, 
Thomas (3) and Henry (4), from Salem to Southold, in 1651, 
thence to Huntingdon, in 1657, and before 1660, John is found at 
Newtown, L. I., prominently engaged in its concerns. He mar- 
ried, about 1642, Mary, born 1623, in England, eldest daughter of 
William and Dorothy King, who landed, with six children, at 
Salem, in 1636. Their children were : Samuel (6); John (7), born 
1645 ; Mary, baptized June 11th, 1648 ; Elizabeth, baptized March, 
1649, married John Alburtis, son of Peter Alburtis, of English 


Kills, a man of large property ; and Hannah, married 1668, Wil- 
liam Smith. 

Samuel (6), son of John (2), resided in Newtown, and married 
Phebe, daughter of Edmund Titus, of Westbury, L. I., and died 
1689, leaving a son, Samuel, who died August 31st, 1764, an old 
man, having had children : Samuel, twice married, without chil- 
dren, died 1771, Mary, married Peter Renne, Sarah, and Deborah, 
wife of Daniel Denton, of Elizabeth, N. J. 

John (7), son of John (2), resided in Newtown, L. I., and mar- 
ried, in 1669, Joanna, third daughter of Capt. Richard Betts, of 
Newtown, a man of property and standing, and active in the con- 
cerns of the town. They had children : Richard Betts (8) ; John 
(9) ; and probably others. 

Richard B. (8), son of John (7), the ancestor of the families of 
that name in Ewing and Trenton, came to this region as early, at 
least, as 1709, the date of his deeds. His plantation, still in the 
possession of his lineal descendants, was on the Delaware, near 
the falls known by his name. His deeds for the land were one 
from John Hutchinson and one from John Brierly, both to Thomas 
Hough, of Springfield, Burlington county, and both dated 1696. 
Said Thomas Hough conveyed both tracts to Richard Scudder, 
May, 1709. Mr. Scudder was one of the most active and influen- 
tial men in the town. His name is mentioned very frequently in 
public instruments, charters, &c., and heads the list of grantees 
to whom the land on which to build a church was conveyed by 
Alexander Lockart, in March, 1709. He died March 14th, 1754, 
aged 83, twenty years after his wife, Hannah Reeder, aged 63, 
having had children : Hannah ; Mary ; Richard, died young, 1731 ; 
John (10) ; Abigail ; Joseph (11) ; Samuel ; Rebecca, died Decem- 
ber 13th, 1780, aged 72 ; Joanna, married Mr. Pierson, and died 
1778, aged 67 ; and Deborah, married John Hart, (see Hart fam- 
ily, No. 23.) Two graves in the group in the Ewing church-yard, 
marked "H. S., 1738," and "A. S., 1720," were, probably, Hannah 
and Abigail. 

John (10), son of Richard (8), who died May 10th, 1748, 
aged 47, married Phebe, daughter of Daniel Howell, (see How- 
ell family, No. 1.) She died January 31st, 1787, aged 89. 
Their children were : Daniel (12), born August 6th, 1736 ; 
Amos (13), born February 14th. 1739, and died August 11th, 
1824, having married Phebe, daughter of Stephen Rose, (see 
Rose family, No. 1,) by whom he had several children, all of whom 


died young, except John (20); Prudence, born April 30th, 1738, 
married Joshua Jones, (see Jones family, No. 2); Jedediah (14), 
born 1742 ; Jemima, born 1744, married John Meins, lived and 
died in Kentucky ; Ephraim, born 1747, died aged 28 ; and Ke- 
turah, married David Howell, (see Howell family, No. 9.) 

Daniel (12), son of John (10), was a trustee of the Ewing 
Church, died 1811, aged 75, having married Mary Snowden, of 
Burlington county. She died 1798, aged 60, leaving children : 
Rachel, wife of Isaac Reeder ; Kesiah, not married ; Abner (15) ; 
and Elias (16). 

Abner (15), son of Daniel (12), died 1827. By his wife, Phebe, 
daughter of Peter Howell, (see Howell family, No. 41), had Maria, 
wife of Isaac Wynkoop, who died soon after marriage, leaving a 
son, Edward; Rebecca, married Benjamin Moore, (see Moore 
family, No. 14) ; Sarah Ann, wife of Daniel Dougherty ; and Peter 
Howell, married, first, a daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Snowden, of 
Maryland, second, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Huff ; they re- 
moved to Ohio, where she died, and he, too, soon after marrying a 
third time. 

Elias (16), son of Daniel (12), a trustee of the Ewing Church, 
died June 20th, 1811 ; his wife, Sarah, daughter of Jasper Smith, 
died 1858, aged 84. Their children were : Daniel, a lawyer, prac- 
ticed his profession in Milton, Pa., married Grace, daughter of 
Daniel Smith, of Sunbury, Pa., had a daughter Mary, wife of 
Thomas Hepburn ; Jasper Smith (17); John (18); and Abner, an 
elder in the Ewing Church, who died 1878, having married Han- 
nah, daughter of Amos Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 8,) and 
had children : Edwin, died in infancy, and Jasper Smith, who 
married Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Hart. 

Jasper Smith (17), son of Elias (16), died October 20th, 1877, 
aged 80. He was the first president of the Trenton Mechanics' 
and Manufacturers' Bank, and for several years its cashier. He 
married Mary, daughter of Amos Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 
8,) and had children : Daniel, died young ; Edward W. (19) ; and 
Christiana, wife of Judge William R. McHvaine, (see McHvaine 
family, No. 7.) 

Judge Edward W. (19), son of Jasper S. (17), is a graduate of 
the College of New Jersey. He was a student under Hon. William 
L. Dayton, and attorney-at-law in 1844. He practiced his pro- 
fession in Trenton. In 1863, he represented the county in the 
State Senate, and in 1865 was the president of that body. On the 


23d of March, 1869, he was appointed justice of the Supreme 
Court of the state, was re-appointed March 23d, 1876, and again 
re-appointed January 15th, 1883. He received the degree of 
Doctor of Laws from his Alma Mater in 1880. For more than 
twenty years he has been a trustee of the Princeton Theological 
Seminary. He married Mary Louisa, daughter of Hon. George 
K. Drake, of Morristown, N. J., at one time a justice of the 
Supreme Court. Their children are : Edward D., a graduate of 
Princeton, married Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Hewitt, (both 
deceased) ; Henry D., married Marvina J. Davis, of Trenton ; 
and Wallace M., married Ida Quimby, of Newark, N. J. — both 
were graduates of the Lehigh University, Pa. ; George D., gradu- 
ated by Princeton College, married H. Helen Damarin, of Ports- 
mouth, Ohio ; Mary ; and Louisa. 

John (18), son of Elias (16), was killed instantly by the acci- 
dental discharge of his gun in 1840. He married Nancy, daugh- 
ter of James B. Green, (see Green family, No. 17,) and had chil- 
dren : Alfred, died 1827 ; Sarah, married Jesse Cook, and died 
1858 ; Alexander, died in infancy ; Catharine, became the second 
wife of Jesse Cook ; John, married Miss Moore ; and William, 
killed by being thrown from his carriage. 

John (20), son of Amos (13), who died April 15th, 1830, aged 
66, was a trustee of the Ewing Church, married Mary, daughter of 
Jacob Keen and Hannah Holme, who was the daughter of John 
Holme, and Jane, daughter of Kev. Abel Morgan, of Algock, Wales, 
and pastor of the Baptist Church at Pennypack from 1711 to 1722. 
She died 1836, aged 73. They had children : Phebe ; Amos, mar- 
ried Abigail, daughter of John Phillips, (see Phillips family, No. 
12,) and died one year after marriage, leaving a son, Amos, gradu- 
ated by Princeton, a lawyer, settled at Louisville, where he died 
aged 28; John Holmes (21); Morgan (22); Elizabeth, wife of John 
Chambers, (see Chambers family, No. 7); Hannah, wife of Thomas 
J. Stryker ; William (23); and Mary, wife of Samuel S. Stryker. 

Phebe, daughter of John (20), died September 8th, 1834, aged 
42, and is buried with her husband in the grounds of the Baptist 
Church of Trenton. She married Gershom Mott, an elder of the 
Baptist Church of Trenton and Lamberton, son of John Mott, a 
soldier of the ^Revolution, was captain of the Fifth Company of the 
Third Battalion, was before Quebec and at the battle of Trenton. 
Their children were : Eleanor, wife of the Kev. Dr. Hyers; a Bap- 
tist minister of Bordentown, where she died May 11th, 1848, aged 


36, leaving children : Ellen, wife of Dr. Abel, Anna, wife of 
William Fenton, and Gershom, married Ellen Pyatt ; John Scud- 
der, married Martha, daughter of David Schenck, had children : 
Isabella, Garret S., and Martha ; Mary Keen ; Sarah Biles, wife 
of Samuel Hill, of Trenton ; Gershom ; Phebe Elizabeth, wife of 
Caleb Coleman ; and Morgan Holmes, married Mary Morris, of 

Gershom Mott, son of Phebe Scudder and Gershom Mott, arose 
to high distinction in the military service of his country. When 
in 1846, at the beginning of the war with Mexico, a call was made 
by the government for volunteers, he without hesitation offered 
his services, and as second lieutenant in the Tenth United States 
Infantry, served during the entire war, distinguishing him- 
self for his coolness in danger and courage in battle. At the 
close of the war, he was appointed by President Polk, collector of 
the port of Lamberton. With equal promptness, at the outbreak 
of our civil contest, he laid his services at the disposal of the 
government, and was made lieutenant colonel of the Fifth New 
Jersey Kegiment of Volunteers, attached to General Hooker's 
Division, and was in action, first at Williamsburg, in which the 
Fifth held its ground for nine hours exposed to a destructive fire. 
For his gallantry Lieutenant Colonel Mott was promoted to the 
colonelcy of the Sixth. In the battle of Fair Oaks Colonel Mott 
was again conspicuous for his bravery, and was highly compli- 
mented by the division commander, General Hooker, in his 
official report of the battle of June 1st, 1862, from which we ex- 
tract a few lines. " It gives me great pleasure to bear testimony 
to the continued good conduct of the Fifth and Sixth New Jersey 
Regiments. Their ranks had been greatly thinned by battle and 
sickness, and they had been encamped in the immediate neigbor- 
hood of troops partially demoralized from the events of the pre- 
ceding day ; yet, on the first indication of a renewal of the con- 
flict, I found their lines formed, and they were as ready to meet it 
as though our arms had been crowned with success." Further on 
he says : " Especial mention is due to Colonel Gershom Mott and 
Lieutenant Colonel George C. Burling, of the Sixth New Jersey 
Kegiment, for their distinguished services on this field. Here, as 
elsewhere, they have shown themselves to be officers of uncommon 
merit." In the second battle of Bull Run he was wounded, and 
was advanced to be brigadier-general, in command of the Second 
New Jersey Brigade. In the battle of Chancellorville, May 3d, 


1863, the New Jersey troops, led by General Mott, were again in 
the thickest of the fight, where he received a severe wound that 
disabled him for a time. When the grand advance was made by 
General Grant, General Mott was placed in command of the 
second division of the Third Army Corps, which he held to the 
close of the war. In the fierce and bloody assault on Petersburg, 
on April 6th, 1865, General Mott, while leading his division, was 
for the fourth time wounded, and for his gallantry was brevetted 
major-general of volunteers. At the close of the war he was made 
full major-general, being the first soldier from New Jersey to re- 
ceive the brevet, and the only Jerseyman that reached the full 
rank. He had been present in more than thirty-two engagements. 
In 1867, on the increase of the regular army, the colonelcy of the 
Thirty-third Infantry was offered him, which he declined. In 1875, 
he was appointed treasurer of New Jersey by Governor Bedle, 
and afterwards superintendent of the State Prison. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John E. Smith, of Trenton, and has one 
daughter, Kate. 

John Holmes (21), son of John (20), became a merchant, re- 
siding at New York. He married, first, Sarah, daughter of Judge 
John Coryell, of Lambertville ; second, the widow Alice Butler 
(Morris), by whom he had children : Alice, died young ; Julia, 
married Charles de Cerqueria, of Lima, South America, has chil- 
dren : Alice, Charles and Henry ; and Caroline, married Lewis 
Eandolph Smith, and has children : Mary, Alice, Edward D., 
Holme S. and Hopeton D. 

Morgan (22), son of John (20), was a trustee of the Ewing 
Church, died May 10th, 1868, aged 71, having married, first, 
Ellen, daughter of Captain Ealph Smith ; second, Sally Ann, 
daughter of Eichard Hill, (see Hill family, No. 2) ; third, Sarah, 
Lucinda, daughter of Eev. Eli F. Cooley, (see Cooley family, No. 
18,) by whom he had children : Hannah, married J. Wilbur Price, 
whose children are : Alice, wife of Dr. Eufus H. Gilbert, son of 
Judge William D. Gilbert, of Caton, Steuben county, N. Y., 
Annie, and Elizabeth ; Ellen Smith, died 1861 ; and Alice M., 
died in childhood. His fourth wife was Phebe Livensetter, of 

William (23), son of John (20), was a trustee of the Ewing 
Church, represented the county in the legislature, died January 
8th, 1852, aged 45, having married Mary M., daughter of Col. 
James Hay, of Monmouth, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of 


Major William Montgomery.* Their children are : John Morgan ; 
and William, died in infancy; Montgomery, married Isabella Gil- 
bert, had children : William, Hiram, and Jennie ; James, who died 
in 1864, having married Mary B. Savidge, whose only child was 
Mary Lee, wife of Harvey Edward Fisk; Mary Matilda; John 
Holmes, surrogate of the county for many years, married Martha, 
daughter of Louis Hutchinson, of Lawrence, has children : Mary 
Reeder and Emma Matilda ; Margaret Elizabeth, wife of John W. 
Green; Louise Augustine, wife of William E. Green; Cornelia, 
died young ; Wilhanna, wife of J. Scudder Hart ; and Julia. 

Jedediah (14), son of John (10), by his wife, Anna Roberts, had 
children : Richard (24) ; Ephraim (25) ; Jemima, married Jere- 
miah Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 9) ; Thomas ; Sarah, 
married; first, Samuel Green, (see Green family, No. 16,) second, 
Richard Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 27) ; and Hannah, married 
Jacob Hoff, and had children : Ann, wife of Joseph Phillips, Lydia, 
wife of Bernard Taylor, Mary, wife of Ralph Knowles, and Scud- 
der, married Elizabeth Phillips. 

Richard (24), son of Jedediah (14), an elder in the Ewing 
Church, died 1838, aged 72, having married Jemima, daughter of 
James Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 4.) She died 1837, 
leaving children : Charles (26) ; Jemima, died young ; Joseph, 

I, - — — 

*The family of Montgomery is of great antiquity. Roger was a Frenchman of high 
distinction, whose son, Hugh, came over with William the Conqueror. His descendants 
or many generations were lairds or lords in Scotland, where they settled. The last 
Lord Hugh Montgomery in 1508 was created by James IV. of Scotland, Earl of 
Eglington ; from the third son of this Hugh, first earl, was lineally descended Hugh 
Montgomery (1), of Bridgend, the father of William, his oldest son and heir, who emi- 
grated to America. 

William (2), son of Hugh (1), was the heir and owner of the property of Bridgend , 
situated about a mile from Ayr. He married Isabel, daughter of Robert Burnett, of the 
family of Gilbert Burnett, Bishop of Salisbury, and also one of the proprietors of East 
Jersey. Having lost much of his property by large and unfortunate loans he removed 
in 1701 with his family to New Jersey, and settled on the lands of his father-in-law, at a 
place to which he gave the name of Eglington, two miles from Allentown. He had 
sons : Robert ; William (3); and James. 

William (3), son of William (2), was born at Ayr, came with his father, in his ninth 
year, to America. He settled in Upper Freehold, where he died 1771, aged 78, having 
married, first, Susan, widow of John Wood, by whom he had Isabella, wife, first of 
John Reading, (see Reading family, No. 3) ; second, Mr. Baily. He married, second, 
Mrs. Margaret Pa shall, of Philadelphia, by whom he had a son, William (4). His third 
wife was Mary Ellis. 

Major William (4), son of William (3), born 1750, and died 1815, is buried at Cross- 
wicks, having married Mary, daughter of Robert Rhea, of Monmouth. Their daughter, 
Margaret, married Col. James Hay, of Monmouth, and had children : Mary M., wife of 
William Scudder ; Margaretta, wife of Enoch Jones ; Lamar, married Miss Gary ; Cor- 
nelia ; and Sarah, wife of Dr. Reeder. Their daughter, Maria Matilda, married John 
Titus, and had children: Mary and Emma. 


died young ; Ann, wife of Smith Hart, (see Hart family, No. 20) ; 
Mary, died in infancy ; and Sarah, wife of William S. Cook, whose 
children : C. Scudder, married, first, Mary Welling, second, Miss 
Imley, Margaret, wife of Asa Skirm, Fanny, married, first, Nicho- 
las Connover, second, Charles Morehouse, Alfred D., married Eliza- 
beth A. Degraw, Robert H., married Mary Boise, and Ella, died 
in infancy. 

Charles (26), son of Richard (24), who died October 22d, 1838, 
aged 40, married Margaret, daughter of Uriel Titus, (see Titus 
family, No. 11.) She died December 7th, 1831, aged 30, having 
had children : Elizabeth, died in infancy ; Sarah A., wife of James 
H. Clark ; Joseph (27) ; and Uriel Titus, married Eliza, daughter 
of Joseph B. Anderson, (see Anderson family, No. 6,) their children 
are : Charles, and Hervey. 

Joseph (27), son of Charles (26), married Amanda, daughter of 
William Tilton, of Burlington county, has children : Ella, married 
Martin Van Harlingen ; Sarah, married Henry Lovett ; Margaret ; 
William ; Anna ; Edward ; and Lilian. 

Ephraim (25), son of Jedediah (14), was a trustee of the Ewing 
Church, married, first, Catharine Christopher, by whom he had 
children : Esther, married John Herron ; Chatty, married John 
Hazard ; Jesse, married Amanda Herron, whose children are : 
Jane, married Eseck Howell, and had by him : Sallie, Mary and 
Charles, died young, and Esther H., married George W. Thornley, 
whose children are : Albert William and Frank. By his second 
wife, Harriet, daughter of Nathaniel Hunt, he had children : Sarah 
Ann ; and Mary, wife of Derrick V. Carver, of Pennsylvania. 

Joseph (11), son of Richard (8), was a captain in the French 
war, and died January 26th, 1799, aged 93, having married, first, 
Hannah Reeder. She died 1741, aged 33, leaving children : Han- 
nah ; Mary ; Jane, became the wife of Abraham Temple, (see 
Temple family, No. 2); John, born 1738, married Miss Baker, and 
removed to Northampton county, Pa., and there died, leaving sev- 
eral children. By his second wife, Mary, widow of John Carpen- 
ter, and daughter of Ralph Hart, (see Hart family, No. 1,) had 
one child, Joseph (28). His third wife was the widow Phillips, 
of Lawrence, probably another daughter of Ralph Hart. By her 
he had : Abigail, wife of Nathaniel Hart, (see Hart family, No. 
16); Samuel, born September 14th, 1754, entered the army, was 
taken prisoner by the British, carried to New York, and was never 
afterwards heard from, was supposed to have died in the prison 
ship ; and Rebecca, wife of Titus Hart, (see Hart family, No. 16.) 


Joseph (28), son of Capfc. Joseph (11), was a justice of the 
county ; married Mary Lanning, and lived near Lawrenceville. 
Their children were : Samuel and John, both went West ; Joseph, 
lived on the homestead, and married, first, Sarah, daughter of 
Stephen Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 2,) and, second, the 
widow of Daniel Hunt ; Hannah, wife of Philip Phillips, no chil- 
dren ; Elizabeth, wife of George Bergen, formerly the husband of 
her deceased sister, Mercy ; Sarah, wife of Daniel Hunt ; Mary, 
not married ; and Kichard (29). 

Eichard (29), son of Joseph (28), married Mercy, daughter of 
James Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 4,) had children : 
John (30); Samuel (31); Abigail, married Mr. Demount ; Eebecca, 
wife of Mr. Yetman ; Joseph (32); Mary, married Nathaniel 
Drake; Theophilus (33); Edward, not married; William (34); 
and James, married Jemima Wertz, and his children are : Horace, 
married Ellen Loder., Enoch, married Harriet Loder, and Lucy, 
married Nathan Lovelesa 

John (30), son of Eichard (29), by his marriage with Elizabeth, 
daughter of David Smith, had children : Henderson G, a mer- 
chant of Trenton, married Anna Chevrier, has children : Anna 
Elizabeth, married Albert Scudder, Alphronzine C, married Charles 
H. Gillespie, Ida, Lewis C, Henderson G., and Mary E. ; Joseph, 
married Mary Embley ; William, married Mary Stout ; Manning, 
married Lucy Embley, sister of Mary; Esther, wife of Abram 
Durling, of Woodsville ; Sarah ; Susan Ann, wife of Blackwell 
Hunt ; and Emma, married Edward Connover. 

Samuel (31), son of Eichard (29), married Mary, daughter of 
Anthony Eeed, whose children are : Jane, married James Smith ; 
Ellen, not living ; Smith L., married Parmela Blackwell ; Anna, 
married Isaac Williamson ; John. 

Joseph (32), son of Eichard (29), married Hannah Applegate, 
and has children : Eichard B., married Sarah G. Stout ; John P., 
married Elizabeth Appleton ; Henry S., married Elizabeth den- 
dening ; Mary E., married James Wentworth ; Margaret A., mar- 
ried Cornelius De Hart ; William A., a member of the Twenty- 
first Eegiment, New Jersey Volunteers, killed at the battle of 
Chancellorville ; Joseph, married Matilda Clendening ; Julia, wife 
of Charles W. Biles ; and Hannah. 

Theophilus (88), son of Eichard (29), married Hannah Eeed, 
who&d ditfMrai tt%: Euth ; Henrietta, married Mr. Stults ; Mary, 

; and Hale, died a young man. 


William (34), son of Richard (29), married Elizabeth Embley, 
by whom he had children : Sarah, married Charles Lee ; William 
B., married Elizabeth Nolan ; Isabella, married William Sinclair ; 
Alfred, died young ; Amos, married Lucy Wright ; and Mary. 

John (9), son of John (7), changed his abode from Newtown, 
L. I., to that part of Elizabeth town township now Westfield, about 
1698. In the year 1705 he is mentioned in the will of George 
Peck, of that place, whose daughter, Mary, he had married, who 
survived her husband many years, and died at an advanced age. 
He died January 15th, 1738, aged 64, having left £10 to the Pres- 
byterian Church. Their children were : John (35) ; Richard (36) ; 
Samuel (37); Thomas (38); Elizabeth; Kesiah ; Anna; Mary; 
Joanna ; Phebe ; and Benjamin, he is not mentioned in the will, 
but he was, in all probability, John's (9) son, and was, for some 
reason, left out, perhaps had received his share, he died April, 
1743 (date of his will), having had children : Surah, wife of Mr. 
Ayres, Ruth, wife of Mr. Ross, Hannah, Elizabeth, and four sons, 
whose names are not mentioned. 

Capt. John (35), son of John (9), who died February 26th, 
1777, aged 77, was a liberal benefactor to the Presbyterian Church, 
in the place of Lis residence, Westfield, to which he gave a lot of 
several acres, for a church and parsonage, and a wood-lot to sup- 
ply its fuel. He was married at least twice, one wife being the 
daughter of John Davis. His wife Jane died April 10th, 1731. 
His wife Sarah survived him till November, 1784, aged 74. His 
children were : John (H9); William (40); and Ephraim (41.) 

John (39), son of Capt. John (35), served through the Revolu- 
tionary war, resided at Westfield. He left children : John (42) ; 
Abraham ; and Phebe. 

John (42), son of John (39), lived in Westfield and died April, 
1848, left children : Susan, married Mr. Smith ; Sarah Ann ; and 
William (43). 

William (43), son of John (42), has children : Isaac, living on 
the homestead, married and has one daughter ; and Daniel, mar- 
ried, has children : George, Julia, Susan, Nancy, Mary, and Mar- 

William (40), son of Capt. John (35), was a colonel in the Revo- 
lutionary service during the whole war. He was twice married, 
and had children : William, a surveyor, living to an advanced age 
in Clintonville, Greenbrier county, W. Va. ; Asa ; Susan, married 
Mr. Spinning ; and Sarah, wife of Reuben Tisdale, of Connecticut, 



by whom she has two sons : John H., broker, of New York, and 
William S., an editor. 

Ephraim (41), son of Capt. John (35), died 1788, leaving chil- 
dren : Ephraim (44) ; Amos (45) ; Smith (46) ; and John, a law- 
yer, died unmarried. 

Ephraim (44), son of Ephraim (41), who died 1849, aged 80, 
married Joanna Miller, of Scotch Plains, whose children were : 
Isaac, drowned at Savannah 1831, unmarried ; Ephraim (47) ; 
Cuinmings, born 1799, lived in Piqua county, Ohio, married Sally 
Winants, of Kahway, whose children are : Ephraim, Howard, 
Dorcey, Sally, and Hannah ; Charlotta, married Mulford Marsh ; 
Harriet, married John Headley ; Linus (48); and David, lived in 
Brooklyn, had sons : Samuel, Ephraim, and Fanning. 

Ephraim (47), son of Ephraim (44), who died September, 1843, 
aged 46, married Nancy, daughter of William Hays, of Westfield, 
whose father, Henry, attained the extraordinary age of 110 years. 
Their children are : Alanson H. (49); Mary C, married William 
Brombush ; Sarah H. ; Emily ; Eliza ; Isaac ; Anna, wife of Wil- 
liam C. Frazee ; and William H., married Louisa Kussell, and . 
moved to Sandusky, Ohio, died and left children : Arthur R, 
George T., Minnie, and Sarah Kate. 

Alanson H. (49), son of Ephraim (47), a merchant of New York, 
married Abby Eliza Turner, has children : Edwin H., married Anna 
M. Manderville, who has a son, Alanson H. ; and Frederic P. 

Linus (48), son of Ephraim (44), resides in New York city, mar- 
ried Eliza Banta, has children : George, married Phebe Meeker, 
has one son, Harold ; Mansfield ; and Melville, married Leonora 
B. Lord, has children : Daisy, Hamilton, and Melville. 

Amos (45), son of Ephraim (41), lived at Savannah, Ga., died 
June- 13th, 1856, aged 78, and is buried in the Westfield Presby- 
terian burying-ground with his wife, Phebe, who died July 31st, 
1838, aged 58, having had children : Picton, who lived and died 
on the homestead at Westfield, and left four sons, Mulford, John, 
Ephraim and George ; John lived at Savannah, left one son, 
Henry W., who married Emma Harral, has a daughter, Mary 
Elizabeth ; Ephraim, died unmarried at Savannah ; Pheb'e, wife 
of Lewis Meeker ; Emily, wife of Mulford Marsh ; Mary, wife of 
Job Magee ; AnD, married Moses Crane, has one son, Theodore ; 
Catharine, wife of Mr. Corey, of Westfield ; Matilda, married Jo- 
seph Buckner, of Savannah, Ga. ; and Sarah, wife of Elias Free- 


Smith (46), son of Ephraim (41), a lawyer, married Margaret 
Gaston, and had children : Isaac W., a prominent lawyer, of Jer- 
sey City, represented his district in the forty-third congress ; and 
Mansfield, also a lawyer, died in Newark, N. J., having married 
Charlotte Meeker, his family settled in Chicago, had children : 
Mary, and "William, married Mary Arnold, and died July, 1876, 
leaving two sons. 

Eichard (36), son of John (9), who died December 24th, 1785, 
lived on a farm near Passaic river ; he married Kebecca, daughter 
of Elijah Stits, of Scotch Plains, and had children : Benjamin, a 
physician ; Nancy ; Stites ; Mary ; Thomas ; and Sally. 

Samuel (37), son of John (9), resided at Elizabeth, died 1777, 
having married Apphia, daughter of Kichard Miller, and had 
children : Samuel ; Moses ; John ; Thomas ; Matthias ; Gedrge ; 
Phebe ; and Hannah. 

Thomas (38), son of John (9), removed to the West, and mar- 
ried Abigail Clark, had children : Sarah ; Jotham ; Abigail ; 
Euth ; Jane ; and Daniel. 

Thomas (3), son of Thomas (1), left Salem in 1651, after a resi- 
dence of several years in Southhold, moved to Huntington, L. I., 
where he settled and became the proprietor by grant and pur- 
chase of 1000 acres of valuable land, a large portion of which is 
still held by his descendants of the seventh generation, Henry G., 
John E., and George W. He died 1690, leaving a widow, Mary, 
and children : Timothy (50); Benjamin (51); Mary, married Eob- 
ert Arthur ; Elizabeth, married Walter Noakes ; Sarah, married 
Mr. Conklin ; Clemar, married Mr. Clements ; and Mercy, died 

Timothy (50), son of Thomas (3), received from his father's 
estate valuable landed property at Babylon, at Cow Harbor (now 
North Point), at Eed Hook (now Vernon Valley), and at Crab 
Meadow. He died about 1740, having married Sarah Wood, who 
died 1738. Their children were: Timothy (52); Henry (53); 
John, died, unmarried ; and Abigail, wife of Joseph Lewis. 

Timothy (52), son of Timothy (50), was born on the south side 
of Loifg Island, 1696, and married Mary, daughter of Daniel 
Whitehead, and died April 25th, 1778, leaving children : Jemima, 
born 1728, married David Eoscoe ; Hannah, born 1730, married 
Ananias Carll ; Jerusha, born 1732, married Timothy Carll, and 
had one daughter, Julia, wife of Scudder Lewis, and one son, 
Phineas, who was the father of Dr. Selah Carll, David Carll, Piatt 


Carll, and Mary Carll; Timothy (54); Sarah, born 1736, married 
Jesse Buffet ; John (55), born 1740 ; Henry (56), born 1743 ; and 
Joel (57), born 1746. 

Timothy (54), son of Timothy (52), married Eebecca Wiser, 
and had children : Sarah, married Mr. Haff ; Hannah, married 
Thomas Higby, had a daughter, who married Jesse Scidmore, and 
a son, Eichard, married Edna Whites; Jerusha, married Peter 
Kuland ; Jemima, married Mr. Hudson ; Rebecca, died unmar- 
ried ; Elizabeth, married Mr. Weeks ; Timothy ; and Joel, history 
unknown. Israel Scudder was a grandson of Timothy (54), and 
married Miss Burr, and died about 1830 ; had a son, William E., 
of Huntington. 

John (55), son of Timothy (52), married Mary Budd ; had chil- 
dren*: John B. (58) ; and Mary, married Joseph Skillman. 

John B. (58), son of John (55), married Hannah Scidmore, 
whose children are : Richard (59) ; Deborah, wife of Havens Kel- 
sey ; Timothy (60) ; Charles (61) ; Joseph, died unmarried ; John, 
died unmarried ; Hannah, died unmarried ; and Sarah, married 
Joseph Lewis, whose children are : Egbert, lives at North Port, 
and has a large family, Joseph S., married Phebe, granddaughter 
of Henry Scudder (56), Henry Francis, married Ann Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Harvey Bishop, and Warren B., married Fannie Higbie. 

Richard (59), son of John B. (58), married Harriet Scidmore, 
and had one son, Richard, who married Sarah Ann White, and 
they have a daughter, Harriet, wife of George White, of West 
Hills, Long Island. 

Timothy (60), son of John B. (58), married Sarah Arthur, in 
1817 ; had children : Augustus Harley (62) ; Mary, wife of Mor- 
decai Jarvis ; and John B., married Miss Skinner, and has sons : 
Clarence, Joseph, and George B. McClellan. 

Augustus (62), son of Timothy (60), married Hannah Bruce ; 
have children : John B., married Nettie White, whose children 
are : Frederic B., and a daughter ; Timothy, married Elizabeth 
Williams, and has two daughters; James Buchanan, married 
Mary E. Gardner; one daughter, married Mr. Covert, of New 
York city ; one daughter, not married. 

Charles (61), son of John B. (58), married Sarah Vail, and had 
children : Ann Eliza, married J. Amherst Woodhull, whose chil- 
dren are : Charles V., married Martha Leek, and Harriet, wife of 
E. Piatt Stratton, a civil engineer, of Flushing, L. I. ; Mary, mar- 
ried Williani Gardiner, whose children are : Nannie, wife of Dr. 


Joseph Raymond, of Brooklyn, Mary Eliza, wife of James Bache, 
of Brooklyn, and Louisa, wife of Willis James, of New York city ; 
Charles, has held many offices of trust in the town, he married a 
daughter of John Fleet, has one son, Charles F. ; and Louisa, 
married Mr. Covert, of New York city, she has a son, Charles, 
married Ella Bruce. 

Henry (56), son of Timothy (52), was a man of classical attain- 
ments. He served his country through the Revolutionary war, 
was aid to Gen. Nathaniel Talmage, and was distinguished for his 
patriotism and activity in harassing the British on Long Island. 
He was appointed, in 1788, to represent the county of Suffolk in 
the convention held at Poughkeepsie to deliberate on the adop- 
tion of the constitution of the United States. He was, for many 
years, a member of the state legislature. He died January £lst, 
1822, having married Phebe, youngest daughter of Ananias and 
Hannah Carll. Their children were : Youngs Prime (63), born 
June 30th, 1771 ; Henry (64), born April 26th, 1778 ; Phebe, 
born May 21st, 1782, married Azel Lewis, whose children were : 
Gloriana Adeline, wife of John Bruce, of New Xbrk city, Phebe, 
and Henry S., left Long Island, about 1834, settling in the central 
part of New York state ; Joel, married Charity Lewis, died 1835, 
no children; and Amelia, married Piatt Lewis, whose children 
are : Phebe, born 1821, wife of Joseph S. Lewis, Gloriana, wife 
of Israel Carll, and Henry S., married Frances, daughter of Capt. 
Jonas Higby. 

Youngs Prime (63), son of Henry (56), married Hannah Bry- 
ant, and had children : Mary, married Haviland Wicks, some of 
whose children are : Harriet, wife of Col. Amos Sawyer, of Ro- 
chester, N. Y., Elizabeth, wife of Calvin Curtis, of Stratford, Conn., 
and Mary, wife of Mr. Peck, of New York city ; David, married 
in New York city, had one daughter, Amelia, wife of Mr. JJent ; 
John, left Long Island, a young man, never heard from ; Solo- 
mon, married Fannie Brush, an estimable lady of Huntington, he 
left four children, a son, John, has resided many years in the 
western states, is now living in New York, a daughter, is married, 
and lives West ; Ophelia, married John Burdett. 

Henry (64), son of Henry (56), a man of strong understanding, 
died near Huntington, 1863, aged 85. He married, first, Phebe, 
daughter of Jonah Wood, and had two daughters : Amelia, mar- 
ried Seabury Bryant, and had a daughter, Martha, married, and 
living West, and a son, Oscar, living in Illinois ; and Phebe, married 


Melancton Bryant, and left one daughter, Henrietta, wife of Fran- 
cis Loring Blanchard. By his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Judge Divine Hewlett, of Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., he had 
Eliza Strong, born 1820, married, first, Dr. William W. Kissam, sec- 
ond, William W. Wood, had one son, William Wilton ; Anne Cor- 
nelia, born April 26th, 1822, second wife of Henry G. Scudder 
(No. 86); Henry Joel (65), born September 18th, 1825 ; Townsend 
(66), born December 14th, 1829, and Hewlett, born July 25th, 
1833, is a successful merchant of New York. 

.Henry J. (65), son of Henry (64), graduated with distinction at 
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1846 ; studied law with the 
late William E. Curtis ; is now an eminent lawyer of New York 
city ; in 1881, received the degree of LL. D. from Boanoke Col- 
lege, Va. He is a trustee of Trinity College and of Dr. William 
A. Muhlenberg's, at St. Johnland, and has given much attention 
and assistance to the cause of education. In 1872, he represented 
his district in the forty-second congress. His speech, as a mem- 
ber of the committee appointed by the house to examine into the 
serious disturbances agitating the State of Arkansas, was justly 
regarded as one of the most effective efforts of the season. He 
married, first, Louisa, daughter of Prof. Charles Davis, and has 
children : Bev. Henry Townsend, a graduate of Columbia College, 
assistant rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn; Charles Davies, 
graduate of Trinity College, Conn., and of the New York Medical 
College, and a student of medicine at Vienna, Austria, is now a 
practicing physician of New York city, married Louisa Wardner, 
daughter of Hon. William M. Evarts, New York ; Edward Man- 
field, graduate of Trinity College and the New York Law School, 
now a member of the New York bar. By his second wife, Emma, 
daughter of John H. Willard, of Troy, has : Willard ; Hey ward ; 
Emma ; and Hewlett. 

Townsend (66), son of Henry (64), lived at Northport, Long 
Island. He was prepared by Bev. Hora'ce Woodruff for Trinity 
College, where, in 1854, he graduated with honor. He then 
studied and practiced law in New York city. He died 1874, 
having married Sarah Maria, daughter of Philomen Frost. Their 
children are : Philomen Halsey ; Elizabeth Hewlett ; Townsend ; 
Lauren Kent ; Sarah Maria ; and Cornelia. 

Joel (57), son of Timothy (52), married Sarah Brush and had 
children ; Tredwell (67) ; Jesse (68) ; and Sarah, married Ed- 
ward Bryant, and had children : Melancton, who married Phebe, 


daughter of Henry Scudder (64), Dr. Joel, married Mary A. Doty, 
Hannah, wife of Orlando Gardiner, and Nancy, wife of Edmund 

Tredwell (67), son of Joel (57), represented his county for many 
terms in the state assembly and in the first congressional district 
of the state in the fifteenth congress. He was noted for calm, 
discreet judgment and great probity. He married Kesiah Oakley, 
whose children were : Abigail, married Silas Strong, of Comae ; 
Hannah, married Medad Smith, her children were : Henry S. and 
Edgar M. ; Tredwell, went to Elmira and left there sons : John 
and Israel O. ; Richard, died, no children ; Walter, living in 
Babylon, no children ; Wilmot, lives at Riverhead, Long Island, 
has sons : Edward A. and Thomas ; and Julia, married.- 

Jesse (68), son of Joel (57) married Mary Bryant, and their 
children were : Joel, died unmarried ; Israel (69) ; Ruth Ann, 
wife of Alexander Lewis; Sarah, wife of Mr. Gould; Samuel, 
married Letitia Townsend and has one son, Henry K., married 
Alma Brush ; Jesse P., died childless ; and George A. (70). 

Israel (69), son of Jesse (68), married Miss Sammis and left 
sons : William ; and George, living in Huntington ; and two 
daughters, one the wife of Steven K. Gould. 

George A. (70), son of Jesse (68), resides in Huntington, has 
held many positions of trust. He married Mary, daughter of 
Judge Moses Rolph, whose children are : Reuben R., who left a 
son, Charles B. ; and Juliette, married Mr. Hendrickson. 

Henry (53), son of Timothy (50), married Bridget Gildersleeve, 
had children : Jonas (71) ; Edmund (72) ; and five daughters. 

Jonas (71), son of Henry (53), married, first, Hannah Bunce. 
They had four daughters, one of whom, Bridget, married Elipha- 
let Arthur, had children : Jonah, married Amelia Mills ; Joshua, 
married Miss Chikester, and left one son, Elbert, who married 
Margaret Scidmore ; Sarah, married Timothy Scudder (60) ; and 
Mary, married Joel Scidmore, whose children are : Anna Maria, 
wife of John Perott, Eliphalet, died young, Jane, wife of Richard 
L. Fleet, has a son, John P. Fleet, and a daughter, Mary S. Fleet, 
Margaret, wife of Elbert Arthur, has a son, John P. Arthur, mar- 
ried Annie Bryant, Joel, married Laura Cheshire, and Mary. He 
married, second, Sarah Taylor. Of their six children, only Isaac 
is known to have left posterity ; he married Sarah, daughter of 
Rev. Joshua Hart, of Huntington, and of his eight children, only 
one, Israel, left descendants, he married Miss Perigeau, moved to 
New York city, where his posterity may be found. 


Edmund (72), son of Henry (53), had children : Moses (73); 
Stephen ; Henry ; Desire ; Esther, died unmarried ; Jemima, mar* 
ried Richard Holden, and removed to Connecticut fifty years ago ; 
and Hannah, married Bethuel Sam mis, her children are : Henry 
S., married Elizabeth Ackery, Captain Isaac, married Ann Suy- 
dam, and Mary, wife of Mr. Betts, of Brooklyn. 

Moses (73), son of Edmund (72), had children : William, mar- 
ried Ruth Enoch ; Andrus, married Hannah Hamilton ; Jane, 
wife of Samuel Ackery. 

Benjamin (51), son of Thomas (3), was a large landholder of 
Huntington ; he received from his father's estate, lands, a grist mill 
and the homestead where he died 1735. He had two wives, Mary 
and Sarah, and children : Thomas (74); Ezekiel (75); Benjamin 
(76) ; Jacob (77); Isaac left Long Island soon after the death of 
his father, for Connecticut, where about 1744 he was drill-master 
of a troop of militia or horse, no knowledge of him after 1750 ; 
Isaiah received his inheritance in money, soon after left Long 
Island and is lost sight of ; Moses received from his father a large 
landed estate, in 1751 he sold a large part of his farm to his 
brother Thomas (74), and died before 1754, probably leaving a 
son, Samuel, who settled in New York city. This is probable, as in 
a deed given in 1784 by a Samuel Scudder, of New York city, he 
appears as owner of real estate, which was probably bequeathed 
to Moses and left to his son Samuel ; Peter left two daughters, 
who are lost sight of ; Sarah, married Epenetus Piatt ; Ruth, 
married Mr. Rogers ; and Anne, not married. 

Thomas (74), son of Benjamin (51), died 1775, having married 
Rebecca Sammis, had children : Gilbert, died aged 20 ; and 
Thomas (78), born 1725. 

Thomas (78), son of Thomas (74), married Abigail, daughter of 
John Sammis. They both died on the same day, February 25th, 
1809, and were buried in the same grave. They had children : 
John, died a soldier in the Revolutionary war; Nathaniel (79); 
Rebecca, died unmarried ; Gilbert (80), born 1764 ; and Thomas 

Nathaniel (79), son of Thomas (78), married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Scudder (138), had sens : Gershom Bradley (82) ; 
Jacob (83); and others died childless or lost sight of. 

Gershom B. (82), son of Nathaniel (79), born 1789, married 
Ruth Ketcham, left children : John Rogers (84), born 1830 ; 
Louis K., left one son, Sherwood ; and Lydia Maria, not married. 


John R. (84), son of Gershom B. (82), lives on the old home- 
stead of Benjamin Scudder ; he married Susan Matilda, daughter 
of Captain Abiatha Johnson. Their children are : Anna Cornelia ; 
Edgar Rogers ; and Susan Matilda. 

Jacob (83), son of Nathaniel (79), married Elizabeth Bennet, 
and have children : George W., who by his wife, Phebe Bryant, 
has a son, George W., both father and son were born and still live 
on the homestead of the first Thomas, of Long Island ; William, 
married Elizabeth Bryant ; Rebecca ; Charles ; and Morris, not 

Gilbert (80), son of Thomas (78), died September, 1855, having 
married Abigail Buffet, had children : Isaiah (85), born 1791 ; 
Hetty, married Philip Udall, died leaving two daughters ; Sarah, 
married Joseph Lewis ; Phebe, not married ; Mary, married 
Moses Jarvis, left one daughter, Abigail, wife of Theodore 
Lowndes, of Connecticut ; and Naomi, married Prof. Shallum B. 
Street, her children are : Charles R., a member of the bar, and 
was a member of the legislature of California, married Miss Bed- 
ford, of California, Gilbert S., a member of the legislature of 
Connecticut, Judge Henry C, a prominent man in the legislature 
of Idaho, and Mary Augusta, wife of Fayette Gould. 

Isaiah (85), son of Gilbert (80), died February, 1875, having 
married in 1814, Rhoda, daughter of Daniel Jarvis, had one child, 
Henry G. (86), born May, 1818, now a retired merchant of New 
York, lives on his ancestral inheritance, a plantation beautifully 
lying along an elevation on which stands his mansion overlook- 
ing Long Island Sound. He married, first, Eleanor C. Murray, 
of Middletown, N. J., by whom he had children : William, settled 
in Ohio, married Ella Handly, and died 1881 ; Nora Jarvis, wife 
of John H. Jones, of Cold Springs Harbor, L. I. ; and Henry G., 
is settled in Ohio, married Harriet H. Lewis, of Scranton, Pa. 
His second wife is Anne Cornelia, youngest daughter of Henry 
Scudder (64),* of Northport, L. I., by whom he has Gilbert, living 
at Santa Fe, New Mexico, assistant secretary of state and secre- 
tary of the bureau of immigration, married Nellie, daughter of 
ex-Gov. William G. Ritch, of New Mexico ;• and Hewlett. 

Thomas (81), son of Thomas (78), married Ruth Conklin, and 
had : David C, who married Amelia Conklin ; Thomas (87) ; 
Almeda, married Captain Philetus Jarvis, they have sons : Joseph 

* Much of the information concerning the Long Island branch of the Scudder family 
is due to Mrs. Henry G. Scudder, of Long Island. 


and Silucas ; Abia, married Steven Kelsey, and left a son, Wood- 
hull, who married Miss Tillot. 

Thomas (87), son of Thomas (81), married Margaret Long, and 
had two sons : Thomas, who removed to Kansas thirty years ago 
joined the northern army in 1862, and for his valuable services 
was promoted to the ran£ of major, is now living at Topeka, 
Kansas, has been twice married ; and James L., was skilled in the 
art of painting, married Lydia Kelsey, and left one son, Thomas. 

Ezekiel (75), son of Benjamin (51), had children : Seth (88) ; 
John, not traced ; and Joel, married, and had children : Horace, 
Clara, Sally, Henrietta, Lura, and Caroline. 

Seth (88), son of Ezekiel (75), by his wife, Affie, had children : 
Ezekiel (89), born in Connecticut in 1765 ; Joel, married Dolly 
Dewey, and settled at Henrietta, Monroe county, N. Y. ; Jesse, 
married Hannah Brooks, of Victor, Ontario county, N. Y., was 
killed by injuries received from a horse ; Betsey, married Daniel 
Thayre ; Isaac, went to Ohio, probably married there ; Seth, lost 
his life in the war of 1812. 

Ezekiel (89), son of Seth (88), as is said by a grandson of his, 
seemed to have an innate dislike for the conventionalities and 
monotony of life in the settled parts of the country, and a natural 
love for the excitements of a frontier life. In 1792, as soon as the 
winter had bridged the streams, he, with his young wife and 
infant son, and five others, started from Albany county, N, Y., for 
the then unbroken wilderness of the far-famed Genesee country 
of New York state. It required six weeks to make the journey 
with their ox teams, as they found great difficulty in keeping their 
course, and had often to chop their way through dense forests. 
Many of the streams they found swollen and the ice bridges 
.broken ; these troubles, with the necessity of guarding against the 
nightly visits of ravenous beasts, would have appalled any but the 
most resolute. He built his log house in what is now Victor, 
Ontario county. After spending thirty-five years there and seeing 
the wilderness change to a garden, he began to pine for the free- 
dom of a new settlement life, and removed to Cattaraugus county, 
N. Y. He took part in the Revolutionary war, and died 1854. His 
wife, Cynthia Gould, born 1763, was a woman of undaunted courage, 
which was often called to the test in their early life. She died 
1854. Their children were : Marvin (90), born 1791 ; Joel, (91), 
born 1793 ; Melania, died, aged 18 ; Laura, born 1796, married, 
first, Elisha Brace, had children : Elisha, married Mary Angle, and 


Dr. Russel, of Alexandria, D. C, her second husband was Ezekiel 
Morse, they removed to Ohio ; Calvin (92), born 1798 ; Enos (93), 
born 1799 ; Betsey, born 1801, married Abram G. Bush, whose chil- 
dren are : Julia, Amanda, Cornelia, George, Laura, Hannah, Frank, 
and Henry, lawj ers, of Clear Lake, Iowa, Emma, Marion, and John ; 
Boena, born 1803, married Jonathan brown, whose children are : 
Freeman, Clara, Mary Ann, Helen, Cynthia, Eliza, Axie, and J3m- 
ery ; Clarissa, born 1805, married Elijah Spaulding, whose chil- 
dren are : William, married Jane Brown, Fayette W., married 
Elizabeth Henshaw, Marion, married Wallace W. Webster, and 
Jane, wife of M. J. Frances ; Freeman (94), born 1808 ; and Eze- 
kiel, died in childhood. 

Marvin (90), son of Ezekiel (89), who died 1871, aged 80, was 
an officer in the war of 1812 ; was present at the battle of Black 
Bock, and the burning of Buffalo. He married Deborah, daughter 
of Eleazer Boughton, of Norfolk, Conn. She died 1862, aged 70. 
Their children were : Spencer (95), born 181-4 ; Buel (96), born 
1816 ; Delia, born 1818, married Kev. Dr. Calvin Kingsley, a 
bishop of the M. E. Church, died at Beyrout, Turkey, their chil- 
dren are ; Frank, Eliza, Mary, Ellen, and Martha ; Eliza C, born 
1820, married Henry K. Van Renssalaer, left three daughters ; 
Marvin (97), born 1822 ; and Charles C, born 1827, married 
Margaret F. Farnam, whose children are : Irving B. and Marion G. 

Spencer (95), son of Marvin (90), was a man of stern integrity 
and good business qualities, held many positions of trust ; he resi- 
ded at Galesburg, 111., where he died aged 64, having married, 
first, Caroline T. Salisbury, by whom he had Egbert M., married 
Kittie Hunt, died leaving seven children ; Ogden H., married 
Anneta Guernsey, have three children ; Ambrose S. and Adeline, 
died in childhood. By his second wife, Anne Souks, had A. Ham-t 

Buel (96), son of Marvin (90), resides in Cattaraugus county, 
N. Y., married Almira Huntington, and had children : Alvin L., 
married, first, Deem Fenton, second, Ada York ; Ida, married 
Enfield J. Leach ; and Charles B. 

Marvin (97), son of Marvin (90), and his brother Charles, after 
several years of pioneer life in Illinois, have settled in Juniata, 
Nebraska. He married Sarah A. Baxter, and has children : Chap- 
man S., married Hattie L. Maple ; Eliza, wife of W. Howard Kid- 
doo ; Kate L., wife of Henry H. Bartle ; and William M. 

Joel (9J, son of Ezekiel (89), and his wife Hannah died on the 


same day, and were buried together. Their children were : ^Polly, 
married, first, Hollis Marsh, by whom she had one son, Hollis ; 
second, Nathan L. Sears, and moved to central Illinois ; Ezekiel 
J., married and had a large family ; Kosilla, married Osman Dex- 
ter ; Romnia, married Henry Berry ; Joel, married ; Albert, mar- 
ried ; Elizabeth, wife of Reuben E. Fenton, United States senator 
and ex-governor of New York ; Samuel, a member of the New 
York legislature; Amanda Gould; Lester, married Ada Docksta- 
der ; and Dempster, killed at Fredericksburg. 

Calvin (92), son of Ezekiel (89), married Mary Brace, by whom 
he had : James ; and Mary, who married and resided at Toronto, 

Enos (93), son of Ezekiel (89), left Cattaraugus county, N. Y., 
and settled at New Boston, 111., where he died ; he married Irena 
McDowell, whose children are : Laura, wife of Mr. Antrim ; 
Lyman H., born 1829, was captain of a regiment of Illinois vol- 
unteers in the late war, receiving severe wounds, was compelled 
to resign his commission, he married, first, Fanny Ives, by whom 
he has one son, Edwin ; second, Helen L. Moore ; Mary, wife of 
Gilbert Ives ; Maria, wife of Dr. Benedict ; Sarah, wife of Robert 
Bush ; and Russel S., married Elizabeth Loyd, and has children : 
Theodore, Ward, Jean and Fay. 

Freeman (94), son of Ezekiel (89), married Jane Sample, had 
children : Frederick ; Mary ; Jane ; Virginia ; Dewitt ; Giles ; 
Eliza ; Delia ; and Estella ; the sons were in the Union army. 

Benjamin (76), son of Benjamin (51), born in Huntington, L. L, 
1698, moved to Rahway, N. J., 1740, and bought mills of Joseph 
Baily. By his wife, Hannah, had children : Sarah, born 1723 ; 
Ruth, born 1724 ; Hannah, born 1729 ; Elizabeth, born 1730 ; 
Benjamin (98), born 1733 ; Isaac, born 1735, married Elizabeth 
Baldwin ; Enoch (99), born 1738 ; and Anne, born 1742. 

Benjamin (98), son of Benjamin (76), married, first, Sarah 
Cary, of Essex county, N. J., second, Lydia Chandler : had chil- 
dren: Benjamin (100), born 1762 ; Jesse (101), born 1766; John, 
died young ; Anne, born 1768 ; Isaac (102), born 1770 ; and Enoch, 
died young. 

Benjamin (100), son of Benjamin (98), sailed for the West Indies 
in his own vessel, and is supposed to have been lost at sea. He 
married Elizabeth Post, and had children : Sarah ; Marion ; 
Enoch, born 1794 ; Eliza ; Charlotte ; Abraham ; and Benjamin. 

Jesse (101), son of Benjamin (98), went to Butler county, Ohio, 


in 1816, married Kesiah Marsh, and had children : Benjamin ( 103), 
born 1789 ; Hezekiah (104); Enoch (105); and Stephen (106). 

Isaac (102), son of Benjamin (98), married Elizabeth Tucker, 
and had children : Jacob, born 1795 ; Sarah ; Benjamin ; Joseph ; 
Isaac; and Mary. 

Benjamin (103), son of Jesse (101), had children : Mary; Ben- 
jamin ; Stephen, born 1832 ; and Eliza. 

Hezekiah (104\ son of Jesse (101), had children: Hannah, 
born 1816; Hetty ; Jonathan H. ; William ; Charity ; Hezekiah; 
Eli ; Harriet ; and Enos, was killed in the late war. 

Enoch (105), son of Jesse (101), had children : Kesiah, born 
1823 ; Nancy ; Aaron ; Jesse ; Mary ; Martin ; Letty ; and Ame- 
lia Ann. 

Stephen (106), son of Jesse (101), had children: Elizabeth; 
Hester Ann ; William M. ; Rachel ; David M. ; Kesiah ; Daniel ; 
Squire T. ; Sarah ; Mary ; Elizabeth ; and Hezekiah. 

Enoch (99), son of Benjamin (76), and his wife, Mary, resided 
for a time in Westfield, N. J., then removed to the West. They 
had a son, John (107), born October 10th, 1770 ; and probably 
other children. 

John (107), son of Enoch (99), returned to Westfield in his old 
age, died, and is buried there. He married and had children : 
Caleb, born 1795, was one of the first settlers of Indianapolis, he 
married, but no children ; Maria, born 1798 ; John (108), born 
1801 ; Matthias, born 1803 ; Joseph, born 1809, moved to Missouri, 
where he died, leaving two or three children ; Hannah, born 1812 ; 
married Mr. Dalling, of Cedar Springs, Iowa ; Sarah, born 1814, 
married David C. Camp ; Jonathan, born 1822, died, leaving one 
daughter ; and Susan, born 1824. 

John (108), son of John (107), married, and had children : 
Kobert, who held the rank of lieutenant in the army of the Cum- 
berland during the civil war, and died in 1866 ; and John, a dis- 
tinguished physician of Cincinnati, professor in the Medical 
Eclectic College established there, author of several valuable 
medical works, and editor of the Eclectic Medical Journal, by 
his wife, Mary Hannah, has children : Mattie S., John K., Robert 
Paul, William B., and Henry F. 

Jacob (77), son of Benjamin (51), was born November 29th, 
1707, in Huntington, Long Island, where he lived 42 years, having 
in that time married August 5th, 1731, Abia Howe, of the same 
place. She was born May 23d, 1708, and died May 5th, 1791. In 


1749, Mr. Scudder sold his property of mills in Huntington, and 
removed with his family to the vicinity of Princeton, N. J., where 
he purchased November 25th of the same year, of Josiah Davin- 
son, for £1400, a tract of land on the Millstone river of 100 acres, 
on which were two grist mills, a saw mill, and a fulling mill. To 
this tract he added another bought of John Davinson, son of the 
former. Mr. Scudder was an energetic man of business, of much 
influence, and held in high esteem. He was a man of generous 
spirit, a liberal contributor to the First Presbyterian Church of 
Princeton, in the establishment of which he took an active part, 
and was, says the Kev. Dr. John Woodhull, "one of its leading 
members.'' He died May 31st, 1772, leaving children : Nathaniel 
(109), born May 10th, 1733 ; Phebe, born August 2d, 1734, mar- 
ried Mr. Davidson, and died 1807, without children ; Lucretia, 
born March 19th, 1737 ; William (110), born April 6th, 1739 ; 
Lemuel (111), born September 30th, 1741 ; Kuth, born October 
17th, 1743, and died October 13th, 1826, having married August 
18th, 1772, Major Kenneth Anderson, an officer of the Kevolution, 
adjutant of the First Regiment of Monmouth county, of which 
his father, Kenneth, was colonel. 

Col. Nathaniel (108), son of Jacob (77), was born in Hunting- 
ton, L. I. In his 16th year, he removed with the family to the 
vicinity of Princeton. After due preparation, he entered the 
college located there, was by it graduated in 1751, and was 
afterwards honored, by election, to a membership in its board of 
trustees. After qualifying himself as a physician, he settled in 
Monmouth county, and soon acquired, by his skill, an extensive 
practice, became eminent in, his profession and the instruction of 
others prominent in their day, as Dr. Thomas Henderson, Dr. 
Samuel Forman, &c. The pressing demands of his professional 
duties upon his time did not prevent the use of his pen and his 
influence in advocating, with great earnestness, ability, and effect, 
resistance to the arbitrary acts of Great Britain. When the day of 
conflict at last came, and his country called around her her ablest 
advisers and bravest defenders, he gave up, at once, his lucrative 
practice, and surrendered himself, with hearty zeal and devotion, 
to her service, placing, promptly, his sword at her disposal. He 
was immediately appointed by the legislature, lieutenant-colonel 
of the First Regiment of Monmouth county, and was soon after 
advanced to the colonelcy, on the disaffection of its former com- 
mander, Col. George Taylor. Upon the establishment of that 


important body of twelve known as the committee of safety, CoL 
Scudder was at once made a member, and continued, during its 
existence, to discharge its delicate duties with firmness and fidel- 

He was several times elected to a seat in the legislature, and of 
the assembly held at Burlington, November 30th, 1776, he was 
chosen the speaker. At the legislative meeting held at Princeton, 
November 20th, 1777, the Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon, president 
of the college, Dr. Scudder, Elias Boudinot, with two others, were 
selected to represent the state in the national congress. This Dr. 
Scudder continued to do till the close of 1779. 

After the articles of confederation had been agreed on by con- 
gress and assented to by most of the states, three of them — New 
Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland — hesitated, for a time, to permit 
their representatives to sign them. That this permission should 
be promptly given by his state, Dr. Scudder urged, with great 
force of argument, upon the legislature, in a letter dated July 
13th, 1778 (contained in New Jersey Revolutionary correspond- 
ence), addressed to the Hon. John Hart, its speaker, in the course 
of which he remarks : " I am of the opinion that Great Britain 
will never desist from her nefarious designs, nor ever consider her 
attempts upon our liberties vain and fruitless, until she knows 
that the golden knot is actually tied." This eloquent appeal had 
the desired effect. Consent was granted to sign the articles, which 
was accordingly done by Dr. Witherspoon and Dr. Scudder, on 
the part of New Jersey, and by February, 1781, the confederation 
became complete. In the conclusion of the same letter, the battle 
of Monmouth having just taken place, he adds : "I congratulate 
you on the signal success of our arms, in this neighborhood, on 
the 28th of June. Great plunder and devastation have been com- 
mitted among my friends in this quarter, but, through the distin- 
guishing goodness of Providence, my family and property escaped, 
and that in almost a miraculous manner." 

Congress had taken a short recess, and Dr. Scudder, knowing 
that the British, on their way from Philadelphia, through New 
Jersey, to the seacoast, would pass near his residence, hastened 
home, joined the army, and was present at the battle. After the 
expiration of his congressional term, he was actively engaged, in 
conjunction with Gen. David Form an, in repelling the frequent 
incursions of the British and tories, for the sake of plunder and 
forage. On one of these occasions, when making an attack on a 


large force assembled at Black Point, near Shrewsbury, he was 
instantly killed, in the heat of battle and at the head of his com- 
mand, October 16 th, 1781. 

Thus ended, in the vigor of his years and the midst of his use- 
fulness, the career of a man of high classical and intellectual 
ability, of eminent professional attainments, and of endearing 
social virtues, deeply imbued with lofty Christian principle. His 
loss was greatly lamented through the whole land. It was said 
of him : " Few men have fallen, in this country, that were so use- 
ful and so generally mourned lor in death." His pastor, the Rev. 
Dr. John Woodhull, preached his funeral sermon, from the words : 
"And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah, and Jeremiah 
lamented for him." 

Subjoined are the closing stanzas of the tribute in commemora- 
tion of his excellence, of his college classmate and life-long friend, 
Dr. Benjamin Youngs Prime, an eminent physician of New York 
and son of the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Prime, of Huntington, L. I. 

"With great applause hast thou performed thy part, 

Since thy first entrance on the stage of life, 
Or in the labors of the healing art, 

Or in fair Liberty's important strife. 
In medicine skillful, and in warfare brave, 

In council steady, uncorrupt and wise, 
To thee the happy lot thy Maker gave, 

To no small rank in each of these to rise. 
Employed in constant usefulness thy time, 

And thy fine talents in exertion strong, 
Thou died advanced in life, though in thy prime, 

For living useful, thou hast lived long." 

He was buried with all the honors of war, in the grave-yard of 
the old Tennent Church, of which he was an elder, and over his 
mortal remains is a slab of marble, covering, also, those of his 
wife, bearing the following inscription : 

In memory of the 

Hon. Nathaniel Scudder, who fell in defense of his country, 

October 16th, 1781, aged 48 years, 

and of his wife, 

Isabella, who departed this life December 24th, 1782, aged 45. 

Dr. Nathaniel married March 23d, 1752, Isabella, daughter of 
Colonel Kenneth Anderson,* of Monmouth county, by whom he 

*Col. Kenneth Anderson was the son of the Hon. John Anderson, who emigrated 
from Scotland to South Amboy in the early part of the 18th century, and there lived, 
and in 1736 died, as a notice in an Amboy paper of March 30th testifies : "March 27th, 
died here in his 71st year, the Hon. John Anderson, president of his majesty's council 



had children: John Anderson (112); Joseph (113); Kenneth 
(114); Hannah, married Colonel William Wyckoff, of Manalapan ; 
and Lydia became the second wife of David English, of George- 
town, D. C, a graduate of Princeton College, of which he was 
also tutor and president of the Bank of Georgetown. 

Dr. John Anderson (112), son of Colonel Nathaniel (109)/ was 
a graduate of Princeton, acquired a knowledge of medicine, and 
became the surgeon in 1777 of the same regiment of which his 
father was colonel. He was for several successive years elected to 
a seat in the legislature of the state, and in 1810 was chosen to 
represent it in the national congress. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Ezekiel Forman and Catharine Wyckoff, and removed 
first to Mayslick, Mason count}', Kentucky ; thence to Washing- 
ton, Davis county, Indiana. Their children were : Charles (115); 
Nathaniel, died at Mayslick ; Emma, married David Wood ; 
Jacob F. (116); John (117); Henry, married Miss Beasley, has 
three daughters ; Fenwick, married Mary Ann Hyatt, he died 
1842, left one daughter ; William, died, not married ; Ellen, mar- 
ried Jesse Crabbs ; and Kenneth A., a practicing physician of 
Indianapolis, he was for several years a member of the state legis- 
lature, and one of the commissioners who laid out the city of 
Indianapolis, he died 1829, aged 30, leaving a wife. 

Charles (115), son of Dr. John Anderson (112), married Mary, 
daughter of Rhodiu Horde, of Fredericksburg, Va. Having re- 
aided some years at Mayslick, Kentucky, and also at Washington, 
Indiana, he finally removed to St. Louis, where he died 1849. His 
wife died 1852. Their children are : Elizabeth, married, first, E. 
H. Robbins ; second, Royal Farnsworth, of Lyme, N. H. ; Catha- 
rine, married, first, William E. McChord ; second, Henry Ames ; 
third, Colonel Marmaduke ; Mary Ellen, married ; John A., presi- 
dent of a line of steamers to New Orleans ; William H. ; Charles, 
a proprietor of the Lindell Hotel, Si Louis ; Thomas H. ; and 
Hhodin H. 

Jacob F. (116), son of Dr. John Anderson (112), married 
Matilda Arrell, has children : John A., a practicing physician in 

and commander-in-chief of this province of New Jersey, a gentleman of the strictest 
honor and integrity, justly valued, and lamented by all." It was as president of coun- 
cil that he became acting governor after the death of Governor Crosby. He is buried in 
the old Topenhamus burying-ground, near Marlborough, not far from Freehold, where 
also his father-in-law, John Reed, surveyor-general of the province, is buried, whose 
daughter, Anne, he married, and divided his large estate among his nine children by 
her : John ; James ; Kenneth — to whom he gives also his scymetar and his gold signet 
ring— Jonathan ; Margaret; Helena; Anna; Elizabeth; and Isabella. 


Washington, Indiana, who served as surgeon of the Sixty-fifth 
Indiana Regiment, married Helen Van Trees, and his children 
are : Charles P., Matilda F., Laura G., Annie Van Trees, and 
David ; Elizabeth F., married Rev. E. Hall ; James, died aged 
15 ; Emma ; and Charles, is a physician of Davies, married Miss 

John (117), son of Dr. John Anderson (112), was elected to 
the state legislature in 1851, married Alice Arrell, has children : 
Jacob F. ; William ; and one daughter. 

Dr. Joseph (113), son of Colonel Nathaniel (109), was a gradu- 
ate of Princeton College, became a physician, and settled in Free- 
hold, Monmouth, where he gained an extensive and profitable 
practice. He died March 5th, 1843, aged 82. His wife died De- 
cember 21st, 1858, aged 90. She was Maria, daughter of Colonel 
Philip Johnson, a gallant officer of the Revolution, who fell 
bravely fighting in the battle of Long Island. She was a woman, 
says a cotemporary, "Of no common merit, of eminent piety, in- 
tellectual, highly cultivated, of queenly dignity, and of great force 
of character," qualities which she largely impressed upon her 
children, who were : Eliza, married the Be v. William C. Schenck, 
of Princeton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church there till 
his death in 1818, their only son, William, was a graduate of 
Butgers College and Theological Seminary ; and their only daugh- 
ter, Margaret, married Bev. Asa S. Colton, professor of mathe- 
matics in Butgers College ; Philip Johnston (118). born July 16th, 
1791 ; John (119), born September 3d, 1793 ; Maria, born Octo- 
ber 14th, 1795, not married ; Louisa, born 1797, died unmarried, 
1826 ; William Washington, born August 7th, 1799, died 1823, 
was a graduate of Princeton, professor of mathematics in Dick- 
inson College, a young man of great promise ; Joseph, born July 
27th, 1801, died aged 25, a graduate of Princeton College and 
practitioner of law in Freehold ; Cornelia, born March 15th, 1803, 
married Bev. Jacob Fonda, D. D., of Hudson ; Juliet Philip, born 
January 13th, 1805, married Daniel B. Byall, a lawyer, settled at 
Freehold, and for several years a representative of the state in 
congress, whose children are : Edward, and Thomas, P. J. ; Ma- 
tilda, born March 5th, 1806, married Jonathan Forman, whose 
children are : Ellen, wife of Samuel Forman, Theodocia, wife of 
Lieut. Frederic Kerner, and Edward T., lieutenant of artillery in 
the late war ; Jane, born December 19th, 1808, married Bev. Chris- 
topher Hunt, a Presbyterian clergyman of New York city, whose 


children are : De Witt, Joseph, Mary and Louisa ; Theodocia, 
born January 25th, 1810, married Rev. Dr. William J. Pohlman, 
both of whom went as missionaries to China, where Dr. Pohlman 
was drowned in going from Hong Koug to Amoy in 1842, at which 
place Mrs. Pohlman died three years later. 

Philip Johnston (118), son of Dr. Joseph (113), who died 1&0, 
was a graduate of Princeton College ; after admission to the bar 
practiced law at Shelby ville, Tenn., where he married, first, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Captain Simms, by whom he had Elizabeth, 
wife of Thomas Ryall, a lawyer of Trenton. By his second wife, 
Harriet Whitney, had James, a lieutenant of a cavalry company 
in the Mexican war, lost an eye in the battle of Monterey, a law- 
yer, was district attorney of the state, and by his marriage with 
Caroline Davidson became the father of Louisa, Philip, Jane, 
Caroline, and Jane. 

Missionary John (119), son of Dr. Joseph (113), after gradu- 
ating at Princeton College in 1811, studied medrcine at the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, settled in New 
York city, where he gained an extensive practice. This he gave 
up and offered himself to the American Board of Missions as a 
missionary to India, whither he sailed in 1819, in company with 
Winslow, Spaulding and Woodward, whose wife was a grand- 
daughter of Lucretia Scudder. He was stationed first at Tilli- 
pally, Island of Ceylon, where he remained sixteen years, and 
where he established and conducted a large hospital and attained 
a high reputation as a surgeon and physician. He was then trans- 
ferred to Madras, having in the meantime studied theology and 
been licensed to preach. Twice during his long missionary career 
of thirty- six years he visited his native land to repair his failing 
health, and while on a visit at Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, for 
the same object, he died, 1855, aged 62, having had the happiness 
of seeing his eight sons in the ministry, and with the exception 
of one who died during preparation, his fellow laborers in the 
missionary field, as were also his two daughters, until their mar- 
riage. Dr. Scudder was the author of several popular works on 
religious subjects. He married in 1816, Harriet, daughter of 
Gideon Waterbury, of Stamford, Conn., and sister of Dr. Jared 
B. Waterbury, of Boston. She died 1849, aged 54, leaving chil- 
dren : Henry Martin (120); William W. (121); Joseph, was a 
graduate of Rutgei*s, studied theology at the Seminary of New 
Brunswick, received the degree of D. D., he was obliged on ac- 


count of ill-health, to leave India, whither he had gone a mission- 
ary, and became a U. S. chaplain during the late war, and was 
afterward appointed secretary of the American and Foreign Chris- 
tian Union; he married, first, Sarah Ann, daughter of Jacob 
Chamberlain, of Hudson, Ohio ; second, Rachel Ann De Witt, 
and died 1876 ; Samuel was graduated at Rutgers, and died in 
New Brunswick before completing his theological education there, 
preparatory to his return to India; Ezekiel (122); Jared Water- 
bury (123); Harriet, married William Stanes, son of James Stanes, 
of London; Silas D. (124); John (125); and Louisa, married 
Major Henry B. Sweet, of the English army. 

Dr. Henry Martin (120), son of missionary John (119), a graduate 
of New York University, from which he received his M. D., studied 
theology at Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., and received the 
degree of D. D. from Rutgers College. He married Fanny, daugh- 
ter of John Lewis, of Walpole, Mass. He was stationed at Arcot, 
India. With broken health, he returned to this country; was 
pastor, for a time, of a Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, 
afterward pastor of a Congregational Church in Brooklyn, and 
now of Plymouth Church, Chicago. Their children are : John, 
not living ; Harriet W., married Capt. L. L. Janes ; Fannie L., 
not living ; Catharine Sophia ; Henry M., married Bessie M. 
Scudder ; John L., married Alice May Abbott ; William, not liv- 
ing ; Joseph M., not living ; Doremus ; and Fannie H. 
. Dr. William W. (121), son of missionary John (119), graduated 
at Princeton College in 1841, then studied theology in the semi- 
nary there. He was stationed at Vellore, India. Poor health 
compelled his return, and,- as he has not been able to go back, has 
a pastorate in Glastonbury, Conn. He is honored with a D. D. 
He married, first, Catharine, daughter of Prof. Thomas Hastings ; 
has one daughter, Mary Catharine. His second wife was Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Franklin Knight, of Newark, by whom he had 
Lily, not living. By his third wife, Frances, daughter of Lewis 
Rousseau, he has : William W. ; Louis R. ; and Fannie A. 

Dr. Ezekiel (122), son of missionary John (119), was a graduate 
of the Western Reserve College ; studied medicine in Brooklyn 
and theology at New Brunswick. He is stationed at Vellore, 
India. He married Sarah, daughter of Myron Tracy, of Hudson, 
Ohio. Their children are : Ezekiel C, married Minnie E. Pitcher ; 
Myron T. ; Frank S. ; Sarah W. ; Harriet ; Anna Edith ; and Isa- 


Dr. Jared W. (123), son of missionary John (119), a graduate 
of "Western Reserve College and of the Theological Seminary of 
New Brunswick, also became a physician, and is a missionary at 
Vellore, India. He married Julia C. Goodwin, of New Bruns- 
wick, and has children : Bessie M., married Henry M. Scudder ; 
William Henry ; Charles, not living ; Julia C. ; Jared "W. ; and 
Clarence GL 

Dr. Silas (124), son of missionary John (119), a graduate of 
Rutgers and of the Theological Seminary of New Brunswick, ac- 
quired a medical education in New York, and was a missionary at 
Arcot, India. He returned from India in 1871, practiced medi- 
cine in Brooklyn, and died 1877. He married Marianna, daugh- 
ter of Jacob Conover, of Monmouth, whose children are : Lily D. ; 
Silas D. ; Frederic J. ; Ellen ; and Joseph. 

Dr. John (125), son of missionary John (119), was graduated at 
Rutgers, and studied theology at New Brunswick ; is an M. D., 
and is a missionary, stationed at Arcot, India. He married Sophia 
Weld, and has children : John ; Louis W. ; Charles J. ; Henry J. ; 
"Walter; and Ida. 

Kenneth A. (114), son of Col. Nathaniel (109), was born August 
21st, 1765, and died October 21st, 1843, in Homer, N. Y., whither 
he had removed, having, in 1801, married Elizabeth C. Neely, of 
Little Falls, N. Y., by whom he has children : Hannah, born Octo- 
ber 22d, 1801, married Horatio Tyler, has a son and daughter, 
lives in "Wisconsin ; Lydia, died, aged 17 ; Thomas, born Febru- 
ary 3d, 1806, married Hannah M. Neily, of Homer, and resides in 
Cortland, N. Y. ; Mary C, born 1808, married Charles Durkee, of 
Homer, has a son and daughter, reside in Buffalo ; Abram, born 
September 7th, 1812, died 1864, having married Myra M. Glass, 
of Fairfield, N. Y., by whom he had a son, a Methodist clergy- 
man, residing in Honesdale, Pa., till bis death, 1877 ; Nathaniel, 
born September 10th, 1814, not married ; John N., born March 
23d, 1816, married Elsina M. Joslyn, of Homer ; Kenneth Ander- 
son, born November 16th, 1819, married Lois "Wilber, of Preble, 
N. Y., have, of six children, but one surviving daughter, resides 
in Homer; Isabella, born March 1st, 1822, married Newton 
Brown, of Homer, reside in Cortland, N. Y. ; and two others, died 

Hannah, daughter of Col. Nathaniel (109), who died 1834, aged 
71, married Col. "William Wikoff, who died 1824, aged 69. Their 
children were : Nathaniel S., married Ellen, daughter of Col. Elias 


Conover, of Monmouth; Sarah, not married; Matilda, married 
John C. Smith, of Philadelphia ; Ann, married Dr. John T. Wood- 
hull, (see Woodhull family, No. 15); Charlotte, married Dr. Gil- 
bert S. Woodhull, (see Woodhull family, No. 16); Lydia S., died 
in infancy ; Amanda, married Rev. William H. Woodhull, (see 
Woodhull family, No. 17.) 

Lucretia, daughter of Jacob (77), died April 13th, 1826, is buried 
in Princeton cemetery. She married Joseph Coward, who died 
1760, aged about 50, son of Rev. John Coward, son of Capt. Hugh 
Coward, of London. Their children were : Elizabeth, wife of 
John Potts, of Imlaystown ; Joseph, a member of Pulaski Legion, 
in the Revolution, had a daughter, Sarah, wife of Charles Parker, 
and other children ; Ruth, married Christopher Stryker ; Samuel ; 
Jacob ; John, a lieutenant in Captain Wykoff 's Company, Second 
Regiment of Monmouth, 1777 ; Abiah, married Abel Middleton, 
by whom she had issue ; Lydia, wife of Henry Woodward, who, 
with Drs. Winslow, Spaulding, and Scudder, formed that early 
and devoted band of missionaries to India, 1819, both he and his 
wife died there, leaving four children : Enoch, Lucretia, married 
Joseph Thompson, Alice, married William Leslie, Jonathan, not 
married, and Thomas. 

Charles Parker, who married Sarah, daughter of Capt. Joseph 
Coward, and granddaughter of Lucretia Scudder, was a leading 
politician of the state. He was sheriff of Monmouth county, in 
which he resided, and was, for five successive years, returned to 
the assembly. He was afterward appointed state treasurer, an 
office which he filled sixteen years, living in Trenton, where he 
died, leaving children : Helen, first, wife of Rev. George Burrowes ; 
Joel, a graduate of the College of New Jersey, a lawyer of Free- 
hold, was elected to the office of governor of New Jersey for two 
terms, first, during the war, the affairs of which he conducted 
so much to the satisfaction of the people, that after an interval, he 
was again elected to the same office, by a majority much greater, 
than the nominating party could furnish, and was elevated to 
the bench of the Supreme Court in 1880 ; he married Maria, 
daughter of Samuel R. Gummere, of Trenton, by whom he had 
children : Elizabeth G., Charles J., a graduate of Princeton and a 
lawyer, Helen, and Frederic, also a graduate of Princeton and 
a lawyer. 

Ruth, daughter of Lucretia Scudder and Joseph Coward, mar- 
pied Christopher Stryker, by whom she had : Peter, married Sarah 


Snowhill, of Spottswood ; Samuel S. ; Thomas J. : and Caroline, 
died in youth. Mrs. Euth Stryker married, second, Perez Row- 
ley ; no children ; died in Trenton March 15th, 1848, aged 87. 

Samuel S. Stryker, grandson of Lucretia Scudder, was a resi- 
dent of Trenton, a vestryman of St. Michael's Church, for a time 
treasurer of the state, president of the People's Fire Insurance 
Company, and a prosperous merchant. He died February 9th, 
1875, aged 78, having married Mary, daughter of John Scudder 
(No. 20), and had children : Elizabeth, married Barker Gummere, 
a lawyer of Trenton, whose children are : Mary, Samuel R, Wil- 
liam S., Elizabeth D., Isabella, Barker, Gertrude M., and Charles ; 
Mary, married Henry L. Butler, a merchant of New York, whose 
children are : Henry L., Samuel S., J. Holmes, Edward, Albert, 
Mary, and Alice ; Samuel S., a graduate of Princeton and of the 
University of Pennsylvania, is a physician of Philadelphia, mar- 
ried Grace M., daughter of Abner Bartlett, of New York ; Sarah 
P., married John S. Albert, chief engineer in U. S. Navy, he died 
in Philadelphia July 3d, 1880, and she died August 7th, 1881, 
leaving children : Grace, John S., and Sarah. 

Thomas J. Stryker, grandson of Lucretia Scudder, who died 
September 27th, 1872, aged 72, resided in Trenton, was for forty 
years cashier of the Trenton Banking Company, was an elder and 
trustee of the First Presbyterian Church for thirty-five years, a 
manager, from its foundation till his death, of the New Jersey 
Lunatic Asylum, and for a time judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas. He first married Hannah, daughter of John Scudder (No. 
20), died March 26th, 1842, aged 37, having had children : John, 
died in infancy ; Hannah died in 1867, aged 25 ; and William 
Scudder, a graduate of the College of New Jersey, a lawyer by 
profession, responded to the first call for volunteers in 1861, en- 
tered the army, and assisted in 1862 in organizing the Fourteenth 
Regiment of New Jersey volunteers ; in 1863 was appointed major 
and aide-de-camp to Major-General Gillmore, and participated in 
the capture of Morris Island and the bloody and disastrous night 
attack on Fort Wagner, S. C, was afterward transferred North, 
on account of illness, to the pay department U. S. army, was bre- 
ve tted lieutenant-colonel for meritorious services during the war, 
in 1867 made brigadier-general and adjutant-general of New Jer- 
sey, and was in 1874 bre vetted major-general. He completed, offi- 
cially, a valuable roster of Jersey men in the Revolutionary war, 
and also one of the New Jersey volunteers in the war of the re- 


bellion, and is the author of several other works of local interest 
He married Helen, daughter of Lewis Atterbury, of New York, 
has one child, Helen B. Mr. Stryker married second, Elizabeth 
S., widow of John Chambers, (see Chambers family, No. 7,) and 
sister of his former wife. She died in Trenton December 24th, 

Colonel William (110), son of Jacob (77), who died October 
31st, 1793, aged 54, suddenly, of apoplexy, or by the hand of a 
slave ; was the proprietor of a large landed estate and of several 
mills near Princeton, which, from his well-known patriotism and 
that of his brother, Colonel Nathaniel, were much damaged by 
the British, when passing through the state in pursuit of Wash- 
ington. He was a firm patriot, and served his country during the 
Bevolution, being lieutenant-colonel of the Third Begiment of 
Middlesex county, was at the battle of Monmouth. He was one 
of the founders and principal supporters in 1763-4 of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Princeton, and one of its board of trus- 
tees from 1786 to 1793. He married, first, Mary Skelton, who died 
a year after marriage ; second, Sarah, daughter of Matthias Van 
Dyke, of Mapleton, by whom he had : Isaac (126); Hannah, wife 
of Bev. Eli F. Cooley, (see Cooley family, No. 18); Eleanor ; and 
William, both died in infancy; William (127); and Sarah, wife of 
John Boss Hamilton ; they removed first to Louisiana, then to 
Livingston, Texas, had children : Maria, William, Ellen, and per- 
haps others. After the death of Colonel William Scudder, his 
widow married Perez Bowley, by whom she had Kelsey V., a 
physician, who married, first, Mary Ann, daughter of John Deill ; 
he married a second time, removed to Memphis, Tennessee, had 
children : Catharine, Bobina, Mary, and Bobert, a civil engineer, 
a captain in the confederate service, and was promoted to a posi- 
tion on General Bragg's staff; and Catharine, married Bev. 
Symmes C. Henry, a graduate of Princeton College and Theo- 
logical Seminary, and honored with D. D. from Butgers, was 
settled over the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, where 
he continued till his death, 1857, they had children : Mary, wife 
of Bev. Joseph G. Symmes, who at the death of Dr. Henry was 
called to fill his pulpit, and James Addison, a graduate of the 
college and theological seminary of Princeton, is pastor of the 
Princeton Presbyterian Church of West Philadelphia, he married 
Mary, daughter of Bobert Steins, of Philadelphia ; Mrs. Bowley 


died 1807. Mr. Rowley married Ruth, daughter of Lucretia Scud- 
der and Joseph Coward, and widow of Christopher Stryker. 

Isaac (126), son of Colonel William (110), born February 9th, 
1786, and died February, 1833, resided on his large estate, near 
Cranbury, married Abigail, daughter of Colonel John Wetherill, 
of Cranbury. She died September 12th, 1823. Their children are : 
John W. (128); William (129); Henry V., married Anna, daugh- 
ter of David Nevius, of Freehold, died young ; Jacob G. ; Sarah, 
married Wm. Armstead Gulick, whose children are : Symmes H., 
married Anna W. Ludwig, Anna G, Helen C, married John Van 
Dyke, Robert R., and W. Howard; Isaac (180); and Hannah, 
wife of John Reading Farlee, whose children are : Anna R., Rob- 
ert D., Jacob S., married Mary Bell Hart, and George. His sec* 
ond wife was Juliana, daughter of William Beakes, by her had 
children ; Abigail, married John Williamson Bergen, whose chil- 
dren are : Isaac, Elizabeth, Julia, John, Howard, William, Abiah, 
and Mary ; Howard, married Sarah Bergen, and has children : 
Cora, Mary, Christopher, Henry, Laura, Julia, and Kelsey ; and 
Kelsey, died young. 

Dr. John W. (128), son of Isaac (126), a graduate of Princeton, 
and of the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, 
and practiced in Ewing. He married Virginia, daughter of Abra- 
ham Bergen, of Cranbury, has children : Anna V. ; Sarah G., wife 
of Rev. George L. Smith ; Edwin L. ; and Mary L., wife of Ben- 
jamin Hendrickson. 

William (121)> son of Isaac (126), lived in Lawrence, married 
Rebecca, daughter of Joseph Rue, of Cranbury, by whom he had 
children : Mary R., wife of John E. Lanning ; Laura L., wife of 
Rev. Benjamin C. Meeker ; Catharine A. ; and Joseph R. 

Isaac (130), son of Isaac (126), married Mary, daughter of Dr. 
Horace Sansbury, of Kingston, and has children : Harold T., 
married Elizabeth Anderson ; Frank W., married Emma Van 
Zandt ; Mary H. ; and Margaret. 

William (127), son of Colonel William (110), who died March 
11th, 1819, aged 25, is buried in the Princeton Presbyterian 
grounds. He received his education at the Classical Academy of 
Rev. Dr. Finley, at Baskingridge, and settled near Princeton, 
having married Ellen, daughter of John Craig, of Monmouth, by 
whom he had children : James, married Ann, daughter of George 
Morris, of Cranbury, near which he lives, has a daughter, wife of 
Adrian Applegate ; and William Van Dyke, a merchant of Prince- 


ton, who at the call of his country entered her service and became 
captain of Company E, Second Regiment New Jersey Cavalry, 
commanded by Colonel Joseph Karge, now professor in Prince- 
ton College. The New Jersey regiment sometimes under the 
command of General Canby, sometimes of General A. Smith, and 
at another time united to a Missouri and Illinois regiment under 
General Waring, went sweeping down through the South, encoun- 
tering great hardships, not so much from the skirmishes and 
small fights in which they were engaged, which were numerous, 
and often hotly contested, but from the fatigue of their long and 
forced marches, compelling them, at least on occasions, to keep the 
saddle day and night for a week together, sleeping only while 
their horses were feeding, so that a body of about 1200 men 
broke down in a short time nearly 5000 horses. This gives an 
idea of the severity of the service to which much of our cavalry 
were exposed. Captain Scudder was in the battle near Guntown, 
Mississippi, and at the capture of Mobile. At the close of the 
war he resumed his business in Princeton. He married Mary, 
daughter of William Conover, by whom he has children : Mary 
C, W. H. Newell, Helen V., and Robert L. Mrs. Ellen Scudder, 
after her husband's death, married Cornelius Cruser. 

Lemuel (111), son of Jacob (77), who died July 9th, 1806, aged 
65, owned and resided on a handsome property in the vicinity of 
Princeton; married a daughter of Richard Longstreet,* of the 
same region, and had children: Richard (131); Elias, married 
Jane Vanartsdalen, no children ; Margaret, wife of Moses Morris ; 
Abah, married Josiah Fithian, of Cumberland county ; Jacob 
(132); and Elizabeth, married Mr. Dubois, and had one child, 
Jane, wife, first, of Mr. Nevius, second, of Mr. Lusk, a lawyer of 

Richard (131), son of Lemuel (111), who died 1840, aged 66, 
married, in 1796, Jane Jones, of Kingston, whose children are : 
William, married, and resided in Atlanta, Ga., where he died, 
1874, leaving several children ; Lemuel, settled near Louisville, 
Ky., where he died; John (133); Margaret, wife of Mr. Harris, 

* Richard Longstreet was a man of property and standing, living in the vicinity of 
Princeton ; was prominent among the founders of the First Presbyterian Church of 
that place, of which he was a ruling elder and trustee. Besides a daughter, married" 
to Lemuel Scudder (lll),he had Mary, wife of Gen. John Beatty, of Trenlon; a son 
Richard, was in the army of the Revolution; and a son Aaron, married a Miss Van- 
dyke, of Mapleton, whose daughter, Eleanor, married Major Cornelius Cruzer, was in 
the same army, and killed at Morristown. 


of New York ; Rebecca, wife of W. J. Parker, of Kingston ; Mary, 
wife of Mr. Skillman ; and Jane, wife of Mr. Roberts. 

John (133), son of Richard (131), born November 12th, 1799, 
married Anna B. Hollingshead, of Princeton, and moved to Mays- 
ville, Ky., in 1846. Their children are : Ann Eliza, married Mr. 
Robbins, and lives near Terre Haute, Ind. ; William H., lives in 
the same place ; Henry M., a Presbyterian pastor of the church 
of Elizaville, Ky., for more than twenty years ; Eliza V., resides 
in Maysville ; John B., editor of Carlisle " Mercury," died June, 
1876 ; James A., resides in Terre Haute ; and Archibald L., living 
in Hunterdon, W. Va. 

Dr. Jacob (132), son of Lemuel (111), who died 1859, aged 89, 
was a prominent physician ; settled, first, near Richmond, Va., then 
on the old Longstreet homestead, near Princeton. He married 
Hester, daughter of Col. Alexander McLean, one of the surveyors 
of Mason and Dixon's line. She died February, 1860, and they 
are both buried in the Princeton cemetery. Their children were : 
Margaret, born December 29th, 1808, married Rev. John Fleming, 
missionary to the Indians, whose only child, Mary M., was the 
wife of Mr. Wilson, of Illinois ; Rebecca E., married Rev. Samuel 
Galloway, a graduate of Princeton College and Seminary and 
professor of mathematics in Lafayette College, Pa., afterward 
resided in Belton, Texas, died of yellow fever in 1841, their chil- 
dren are : Charles B., of Memphis, Tenn., Elizabeth, wife of Dr. 
C. H. Hitchcock, of Illinois, J. S. Galloway, of Memphis, Tenn., 
now state seoator, Mary A., married Major G. W. Davis, of Pine 
Bluff, Ark., Martha R., wife of Amos T. Akerman, an eminent 
lawyer of Georgia ; John B., graduated by Princeton College, he 
established a classical academy at Thomasville, Ga., where he 
died, 1876, aged 66, having married Isabella Meldrum, of Boston, 
has one child, Agnes H., of South Amboy, N. J. ; Samuel E. (134); 
Alexander McLean (135); Elias, died in childhood; Nathaniel, 
died, aged 19 ; and Robert F., received his education at Prince- 
ton, married Mary, daughter of Isaac Gulick, of Kingston, and 
removed to Clinton, Texas ; Benjamin R., of South Amboy, N. J., 
married Anna, daughter of Capt. Degraw, of Princeton, whose 
children are : Walter E., of Troy, N. Y., William R., of Newark, 
Edgar, of Trenton, and Bessie D. 

Samuel E. (134), son of Dr. Jacob (132), received his degree 
from Princeton College, became principal of the preparatory class- 
ical department of Oglethorpe University, Ga. He died 1860, 


having married Eunice Safford. Their children are : Margaret ; 
Agnes, died, aged 13 ; Anna Maria, wife of Mr. Griffin ; Gesner, 
died of yellow fever at Iuka, Miss., 1878 ; Alice ; Ella E. ; and 

Alexander M. (135), son of Dr. Jacob (132), also a graduate of 
Princeton College, principal of a classical academy at Athens, Ga. 
He died 1874, having married Susan Allen, of Northampton, 
Mass. Their children are : Elizabeth, married James D. Edwards, 

Vicksburg, Miss. ; Julia, married Rev. George , of Milledge- 

ville, Ga. ; Caroline C, married Rev. N. Keff Smith, of Atlanta, 
Ga. ; George Herbert, died, aged 16. 

Henry (4), son of Thomas 1 1), removed from Salem to South- 
hold in 1651, thence to Huntington, in 1657, where he died, 1661, 
leaving a large tract of land, still held, in part, by his descend- 
ants. He married Catharine, daughter of Geoffrey Este, who 
moved to Southhold in 1651, and had children by her : Jonathan 
(136), born 1657 ; Moses, born 1658, died unmarried, aged 25 ; 
Rebecca ; Mary ; and David, who, by his wife, Mary, had children, 
David and Henry, not traced. Mr. Scudder's widow married a 
Mr. Jones, before 1680. 

Jonathan (136), son of Henry (4), died before 1706, having 
married, November 4th, 1680, Sarah Brown, and had children : 
Sarah, born September 1st, 1681 ; Jonathan (137), born May 28th, 
1683, married, and had a son, Jonathan (138); Abigail, born Jan- 
uary, 1685 ; and Rebecca, born 1687. 

Jonathan (138), son of Jonathan (137), who died May 12th, 
1814, aged 77, married Elizabeth Sammis, whose children were : 
Moses (139), born March 5th, 1761 ; Mary, born 1764, married 
Gershom Bradley, of Easton, Connecticut ; Elizabeth, born 1765, 
married Nathaniel Scudder (No. 79); and Jacob, who, with his 
wife, died young. 

Moses (139), son of Jonathan (138), who died November 29th, 
1824, aged 63, was a large farmer, and greatly respected. He 
married Jemima Lewis, of Northport, by whom he had : Isaac 
(140); Eliza, died unmarried, 1871, aged 77 ; Phebe, married, and 
died childless, 1869, aged 70 ; and Charity L., married Jeremiah 
Chichester, and removed to Troy, her children were : Caroline, 
wife of Henry R. Hubbell, Hannah E., wife of Rev. Birdsey G. 
Northrup, LL. D., Phebe, and Matilda, wife of Henry Evans, of 

Isaac (140), son of Moses (139), who died November, 1842, 


aged 55, married Freelove, daughter of Jacob and Jerusha Town- 
send, of Northport, in 1811. She died February 19th, 1857, aged 
67, having had children : Moses Lewis (141) ; Charlotte W., mar- 
ried Thomas Patten, of Boston, and died 1864, without children ; 
and Henry Townsend, died unmarried, 1868, aged 49. 

Moses Lewis (141), son of Isaac (142), was bom November 13th, 
1814 ; an alumnus of Wesleyan University, at Middletown, Conn. ; 
entered the ministry of the Methodist Church, 1837 ; subsequently 
pastor of important Methodist churches in Massachusetts, New 
York and Connecticut ; received honorary degree of D. D. by 
McKindree College, Ind., 1867. He married, January 1st, 1839, 
Sarah Ann, daughter of Caleb Pratt, of Boston, a descendant of 
the pilgrims. Their children are : Moses Lewis, graduated at 
Wesleyan University, 1863, author of works on national banking 
and fiction, married Clarence J. Williams, of Lake Forest, 111., 
June 17th, 1873, resides at Chicago, HI. ; Henry Townsend, gradu- 
ated by Wesleyan University, 0L872, admitted to the bar of Wis- 
consin, 1876, married Minnie Kimber, June, 1876, resides at 
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. ; Newton Pratt, also graduated by Wesleyan 
University, 1878, a natural scientist, sent by the Smithsonian Insti- 
tution to examine the fisheries of Greenland, married Anna L. 
Ketcham, of Huntington, L. I., now of Smithsonian Institution, 
Washington, D. C. ; Lucy Emily, graduated at Cooper Art School, 
New York, 1871 ; and Charles Willis, medical student, and con- 
nected with the fish commission, resides at Washington, D. C. 

Mfye Massachusetts terrancfy a\ tfye 

^cu55ei| Jamily. 

John Scudder (1), of Barnstable, apparently closely allied in 
sympathy as well as in blood to the Scudders of Salem, as indi- 
cated by the corresponding names borne by the children and 
other members of the respective families, was born in England, 
in 1619. In 1635 he came from London to America in the ship 
" James," in company with the family of Thomas Ewer. 

He located first at Charlestown, Massachusetts, where he was 
admitted a freeman in 1639. From Charlestown, in 1640, he re- 
moved to Barnstable, Massachusetts, the home of his descendants, 
where he was admitted a freeman in 1654, and resided there until 
his death in 1689, leaving a wife, Hannah, and children : John 
(2); Sarah, baptized 1646 ; Elizabeth; Mary, died 1649 ; Hannah, 
baptized 1651, married, first, Joshua Bangs, of Eastham ; second, 
Moses Hatch ; and Mehitable, married John Doane. 

Elizabeth Scudder, sister of John (1), removed from Boston in 
1644 to Barnstable, whither her brother had preceded her. At 
the same time she left her church in Boston and joined Mr. 
Lathrop's church in Barnstable. The same year she married 
Samuel, son of the Kev. John Lathrop, of Barnstable. She after- 
wards went with her husband from Barnstable to Boston, and 
thence to Connecticut, where she died in 1700, leaving children : 
John ; Samuel ; Israel ; Joseph ; Sarah ; and Elizabeth. 

John (2), son of John (1), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
James Hamblen, in 1689. They died at Chatham, he in 1742, she 
1743. Their children were : John (3), born 1690 ; Experience, 
born 1692, married Elisha Hopkins ; James, born 1694 ; Ebe- 
nezer (4), born 1696 ; Keliance, born 1700 ; and Hannah, born 

John (3), son of John (2), married Kuth Davis, and had chil- 
dren : Anne, born 1715, married Nathaniel March ; Elizabeth, 
born 1717, died young; James, born 1718; John, born 1720; 


Mehitable, born 1722, died young ; Ebenezer, born 1724 ; Josiah, 
born 1726, was at Louisburg, 1745, in Captain Elisha Doane's 
company, married Sarah Phinney, whose children were : Han- 
nah, James and Elizabeth ; David, born 1727 ; Hannah, born 
1730 ; Jonathan, born 1731 ; Nathaniel, born 1733 ; Benjamin, 
born 1736, resided for many years in Rowley, Massachusetts. Of 
this large family no further record has been found in Massachu- 

Ebenezer (4), son of John (2), married Lydia Cobb, and had 
children : Daniel, born 1726, died aged 47 ; Elizabeth, born 1728 ; 
Samuel (5), born 1729 ; Rebecca, born 1731, married James Ath- 
orn ; Ebenezer (6), born 1733 ; Lydia, born 1735, married James 
Huckins ; and Eleazer (7), born 1737. 

Samuel (5), son of Ebenezer (4), married, first, Rachel Lewis ; 
second, Anne Lewis, whose children are : John ; Samuel ; Rachel, 
wife of Thomas Crocker ; and Lot (8). 


Ebenezer (6), son of Ebenezer (4), married Rose Delap, and 
had children : Ebenezer (9), v born 1761 ; James, born 1764 ; 
Thomas, born 1766 ; Isaiah (10), born 1768 ; Asa (11), born 1771 ; 
Elizabeth, born 1773, married Morton Crocker ; Josiah (12), born 
1775 ; James D. (13), born 1779 ; and Thomas D., born 1782 and 
married, first, Huldah Hall, second, Henrietta Hallett, and had a 
daughter, Rose Delap, died young. 

Eleazer (7), son of John (4), married Mary Lewis, whose chil- 
dren were : David (14), born 1763 ; Lydia, born 1764, married 
Eliphalet Loring ; William (15), born 1766 ; Eleazer (16), born 
1768 ; Daniel, born 1770, married Sarah Wells ; and Mary, born 

Lot (8), son of Samuel (5), married Sophia Goodspeed, by whom 
he had : Prentiss, born 1796, married Lucinda Scudder, and had 
one son, Prentiss W., born 1828, who married Lydia A. Davis ; 
John W., born 1801, married Eliza Hall, whose children are : 
Theodore, died young, Alphonso, died 1851, aged 23, Arthur, died 
1870, aged 32, and Eliza H. ; Arthur F., born 1802 ; and Lot, 
born 1804, married Thankful Bearse. 

Ebenezer (9), son of Ebenezer (6), married, first, Abigail Bearse, 
second, Betsey Lovell, whose children were : Henry, born 1791 ; 
George, born 1792 ; Ebenezer, born 1794 ; Isaac, born 1796, all 
died unmarried ; Isaac (17) ; Philander, born 1800, married Jane 
Otis ; Joseph W., born 1803, married Apphia D. Baxter ; Benja- 
min R, born 1803, married Marcia F. Lovell ; Alonzo, born 1805, 


married Mary D. Holmes, and has children : Elizabeth, died 
young ; and Abigail, born 1837, wife of Arad Perkins ; Abigail, 
born 1808, married Josiah Richardson ; and Betsey, born 1812, 
married Andrew Phinney. 

Isaiah (10), son of Ebenezer (6), married Lydia Isham, and had 
children : Oliver (18), born 1795 ; Lydia, born 1798, married 
Joshua Lovell ; Lucy, born 1800, married Charles Phinney; Al- 
bert (19), born 1802 ; Mary, born 1804, married Zenas Marston ; 
Sophia, born 1806, married Wilson Hinckley ; Isaiah, born 1808 ; 
Alfred (20), born 1813 ; Abigail, born 1817, married, first, James 
P. Crowell, second, Evander White. 

Asa (11), son of Ebenezer (6), married, first, Hannah ; second, 
Lydia ; third, Sarah Huckins, by whom he had children : Edward, 
born 1804, married Rebecca Smith, whose children are Bethia, 
Lydia, Asa, and Edward ; Lydia, born 1806, married Nathaniel 
Tallent ; Hannah, born 1809, married Stephen C. Nye ; Nelson, 
born 1811, married Abigail Bassett, had two daughters, Eliza and 
Sarah ; Daniel (21), born 1813 ; Sarah, born 1815, died 1841 ; 
and Caroline H., born 1819, married David Smith. 

Josiah (12), son of Ebenezer (6), a man of superior intellect, 
and commanding the respect and confidence of those who knew 
him. He married Hannah Lovell. Their children were : Puella 
L., born 1800, married George Hinckley ; Josiah (22), born 1802 ; 
Freeman L., born 1805, married Elizabeth Hinckley, whose daugh- 
ter Elizabeth is the wife of Jehiel P. Hodges ; Zeno, born 1807, 
studied law at Cambridge, was admitted to the BarjQstable bar in 
1836, practiced his profession in his native county, Barnstable, 
was a member of the Massachusetts senate in 1847, and president 
thereof in 1848, was a representative of his state in the thirty- 
second and thirty-third congress, he died unmarried ; Persis, 
married Joseph W. Crocker ; Edwin (23), born 1815 ; Henry A., 
born 1819, married Nannie B., daughter of Charles B. Tobey. In 
1838 he was editor of the Barnstable " Patriot," a leading newspaper 
in his native county, Barnstable. He graduated at Yale College 
in 1842, and studied law at Cambridge, was admitted to the Suf- 
folk bar in 1844, and practiced in Boston ; he was a member of 
the state legislature in 1861-2-3 ; also of the Republican National 
Convention in 1864, which renominated Mr. Lincoln for the presi- 
dency. In 1869 he was appointed judge of the Superior Court of 
Massachusetts, which office he resigned in after years on account 



of ill-health. In 1882 the office of judge of the Probate Court 
for his native county was tendered to him, but declined. 

James D. (13), son of Ebenezer (6), married Hannah Percival, 
and had children : Caroline, born 1806, married Prentiss Kelley ; 
James, died young ; Harvey, born 1811, married, first, Pamelia 
Adams, second, Mary Fifield, third, Abby F. Upshar, he had chil- 
dren : Harvey, James D., Isabel, Florence, and Edith ; Erastus, 
■born 1813, married Olive M. Lovell, had two children : Joseph- 
ine, born 1835, wife of Francis H. West, and Zenas L., died young ; 
Ebenezer, died young ; Hannah, born 1817, married Henry Mar- 
chant ; Kussell, died young ; Dulcy R., born 1822, married Davis 
P. Nye. 

David (14), son of Eleazer (7), was a man of uncommon ability 
and distinction in his day, holding many public offices in his native 
town and county. He was clerk of the courts, and at one time 
a presidential elector. He married Desire Gage, and had chil- 
dren : Charles (24), born 1789 ; Elisha G., born 1791, married 
Eliza Bacon, whose children are : Rebecca, wife of Rev. Samuel 
P. Andrews, Elizabeth, died young, and Eliza ; Alexander, born 
1793, married Mary B. Crocker, and their children are : Isabel, 
Mary, Lucinda, and Emma ; Abigail, born 1795, married Free- 
man Marchant ; Lucinda, born 1797, married Prentiss Scudder ; 
David, born 1800, died 1837 ; Horace, a successful merchant and 
a man of excellent repute, was born 1802, married, first, Mary 
Anne Bacon, second, Lydia N. Davis, had one child, Mary Anne, 
died young; Frederick (25), born 1804; William, died young; 
and Julia, born 1810, married David Crocker. 

William (15), son of Eleazer (7), married Sarah Howland, whose 
children were : Palmer, born 1793 ; Irene, born 1796, married 
George Thacher ; Daniel, born 1798 ; and Sarah, born 1809. 

Eleazer (16), son of Eleazer (7), married Mary Lovell. Their 
children were : Aaron, died young ; Relief, born 1800, married 
Isaac Chapman ; Caroline, born 1803, married Hartson Halle tt ; 
and Eleazer, born 1805, married Eliza T. Lovell, and his children 
are : Cornelia A., wife of Lyman L. Rose, Georgiana, wife of Alex- 
ander C. Kelly, Eliza, wife of Emerson C. Rose, and Harriet J., 
died 1861. 

Isaac (17), son of Ebenezer (9), married, first, Content Phinney, 
second, Susan D. Lewis, and had children : Content P., born 
1834, married Freeman B. Crocker; Ebenezer, of Kalamazoo, 
Mich., born 1839, married Adelia Lewis, has one child, Helen G. ; 


Emma, born 1841, married William Howland; Cora A., born 
1843, married Franklin Young ; and William L., born 1845, mar- 
ried Mary A. Bacon, their children are : Mary B., Philander L., 
William L., and Isaac D. 

Oliver (18), son of Isaiah (10), married Chelana Lumbert, whose 
children are : Frederick C, born 1819, married Henrietta H. Waitt, 
his children are : Charles O., born 1844, married Pauline S. Kelley, 
Frederick M., born 1849, married Dora M. Thayer, and Benjamin 
H., born 1855, married Mary A. Drink water; Alexander, born 
1821, married Jane Bradford, whose children are : Edgar C, born 
1859, Bradford A, born 1872, and Arthur A., born 1874; and 
Emily O., born 1831, married Noah H. Lovell. 

Albert (19), son of Isaiah (10), married Asenath Richardson, 
whose children are : Margaret, born 1832, married Benjamin F. 
Handy; William R, died young ; Ferdinand, born 1836, married 
Eliza T. Armstrong ; Hannah R, born 1839 ; Mary J., born 1843, 
married Nelson G. Marchant ; Albert, born 1846, married Ellen C. 
Wiley ; and Isaiah, died young. 

Alfred (20), son of Isaiah (10), born 1813, married Eliza Bearse, 
whose children were : Ella, born 1843, died young ; and Gustavus, 
born 1845, married Eunice Linnel, his children are : Alice E., and * 
Cecil G. 

Daniel (21), son of Asa (11), married Bethia Smith, whose chil- 
dren are : Mary F., married C. H. Smith ; Daniel, married Abby 
Crocker, has a daughter, Maude ; Elizabeth, married H. H. Bangs ; 
Ella, married E. B. Crocker. 

Josiah (22;, son of Josiah (12), married, first, Sophronia Hawes, 
second, Augusta Hinckley, had children : Rose D., married Jo- 
seph H Parker ; Isabel, married A§a E. Lovell ; Sarah C, mar- 
ried Horace Lovell; Freeman, married Marietta F. Hinckley 
whose children are : Prudence, wife of Warren Lovell, and Walter 
Scott ; Joseph C, married Catharine Coleman ; Persis, married 
Warren Cammet ; Helen, married Henry E. Crocker ; Josiah, 
married Bertha B. Hinckley, and has children : Oliver and Ellipt ; 
and Charles, married Rosa P. Nickerson, his children are : Augusta 
and Judson. 

Edwin (23), son of Josiah (12), resided in Denver, Colorado, 
married Harriet N. Phinney, whose children are : Horace, who 
-married Julia C. Candee, has a son, Horace ; Ellen, married Daniel 
M. Lambert ; Eliza G., married John C. Anderson. 

Charles (24), son of David (14), removed to Boston, became a 


prosperous merchant, and was widely distinguished for his benevo- 
lence and generosity. He married Fear Sears, by whom he had : 
Marshall S., born 1818, a merchant, married Rebecca C. Blatch- 
ford; Charles W., born 1820, a merchant, married Alicia H. 
Blatchford, whose children are : Francis H., married Sarah Tru- 
fant, Henry B., married Julia Perry, Winthrop S., graduated at 
Harvard in 1870, Mary W., and Bessie M. By his second wife, 
Jane Marshall, he had : Jane M., born 1828 ; Eugenia I., died in 
infancy ; Evarts, born 1833, graduated at Williams College, 1854, 
a clergyman, married Sarah P. Lamson, has a son, Charles L., 
graduated at Yale in 1882. By his third wife, Sarah L. Coit, he 
had David C, born 1835, graduated at Williams College, 1855, a 
clergyman and missionary to India, who lost his life in the midst 
of his usefulness, by drowning, he married Harriet L. Dutton,.has 
a daughter, Julia D. ; Samuel H, born 1837, graduated at Williams 
College, 1857, a naturalist, president of the Boston Society of 
Natural History, and editor of the journal called " Science," mar- 
ried Ethelinda J. Blatchford, has a son, Gardner ; Horace E., born 
1838, graduated at Williams College in 1858, editor of the " Riv- 
erside Magazine," and author of several literary works, he mar- 
ried Grace Owen, and has children : Ethel and Sylvia. 

Frederick (25), son of David (14), married Cornelia Gage, and 
had children : Eugenia ; Alice, died in infancy ; William A., mar- 
ried Clara V. Hancock ; and Elisha, married Mary E. Gale, and 
his children are : Prentiss G., Alice C, and Mary L. 

Mfye ?Iac§ Jamily. 

James Slack (1), was one of the primitive settlers of Ewing. 
He came while quite young from Long Island, and married Eliza- 
beth Price, of Lawrence, by whom he had children : Bichard, 
married Mary Throckmorton, of Freehold ; James, married Re- 
becca Chamberlain, of Amwell ; Rachel, married William Bryant, 
of Hopewell ; and Daniel (2). 

Daniel (2), son of James (1), died 1811, aged 56, married Sarah 
Mershon, she died 1817, aged 73, having had children : James (ft); 
Francina, died 1825, aged 54 ; Andrew, born 1784, having married 
Letitia, daughter of John Reeder, (see Reeder family, No. 6,) 
and had children : John, died young, Abner, and Sarah. 

James (3), son of Daniel (2), died 1832, aged 63, married 
Nancy Carpenter, who died 1852, aged 84, having had children : 
Sarah, died aged 11 ; Amos, was the latter part of his life a 
teacher, died unmarried, in 1854, aged 58 ; Elizabeth, married 
Elijah Hunt, of Hopewell ; Ann, a mute, died 1873 ; Francina, 
married John Howell Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 27); 
James, married Ellen Van Winkle, resides in Brooklyn; and 
Daniel, removed to Ohio, where he married and had children : 
James, Ann, Elizabeth, Ella, Francina, and Charles Berry. 

Mfye ^mitfi family. 


The Hon. Chief Justice or Colonel William Smith, the head of 
this family in America, was born in 1655, at Higham-Ferrers, 
Northamptonshire, England. He was a man of great wealth and 
influence, and for his zeal in behalf of his king, Charles L, his 
large estate was confiscated, and he was forced to leave the coun- 
try to save his life. On the accession of Charles IE. he applied to 
him for the restoration of his estate, but was answered by his ap- 
pointment instead to the rank of colonel and as governor of Tan- 
gier, in Africa, which was a part of the dowry of his wife, Cath- 
arine, infanta of Portugal. But the Moors becoming troublesome, 
and his expenses greater than his revenues, he resigned his gov- 
ernment and returned to England. Again unsuccessful in gaining 
possession of his property, he emigrated to this country in 1686, 
and after some changes settled finally at Brookhaven, Long Island. 
Having purchased there a large tract of land, it was by patent of 
Gov. Fletcher erected in 1663 into a manor, known as St. George's 
Manor, a part of which is still held by his descendants. The gov- 
ernment which he held caused him to be distinguished from 
S others of the name, as Tangier Smith. At first a merchant, he 

\ was afterwards made one of the supreme judges of the province, 
and finally chief justice. He was also president of the council 
of the province of New York till his death, February 18th, 1705, 
in his 51st year, at his mansion of St. George. He married Martha, 
daughter of Henry Tunstall, of Putney, Surrey county, England, 
and had by her issue : Colonel Henry, a man of talents and in- 
formation, for many years a county judge, had eleven children by 
two of his three wives, died 1767, aged 88; William Henry (2); 
Gloriana ; Charles Jeffery, died young ; and Patty, wife of Col. 
Caleb Heathcote, an English gentleman, one of their daughters 
married Chief Justice De Lancey, and by him became the grand- 
mother of Wm. Heathcote De Lancey, bishop of the Episcopal 
Church in New York ; and his sister, the wife of James Fenni- 
more Cooper. 


Major "William Henry (2), son of William (1), lived on a part 
of his father's place, married, first, Miss Merrit, of Boston, by 
whom he had a son, Merrit, who settled in Connecticut ; second, 
Hannah Cooper, of Southampton, by whom he had children : 
Judge William (3); Caleb (4); Elizabeth, wife of John Woodhull, 
(see Woodhull family, No. 5); Martha, wife of Judge Caleb Smith, 
of Smithtown ; Jane, died, not married ; Hannah, wife of Thomas 
Helme, of Miller's Place; and Sarah, the wife of Rev. James 
Sproat, of Philadelphia, graduated by Yale, honored with the de- 
gree of D. D., by Princeton, pastor of the church at Fourth and 
Arch street,s Philadelphia, whose children were : John, Hannah, 
Olivia, Sarah, and their eldest, Major William, a gentleman of 
education, who served his country faithfully as an officer in the 
army of the Revolution, the grandfather of Harris L. Sproat, a 
graduate of Princeton, and member of the Philadelphia bar. 

Judge William (3), married Mary, daughter of Daniel Smith, 
by whom he became the father of Gen. John, distinguished for 
his eminent abilities and for the high offices which he filled, and 
who married for his third wife, Elizabeth, widow of Henry 
Nickoll, only daughter of Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull. 

Rev. Caleb (4), son of Major William Henry (2), was graduated 
at Yale, 1743, licensed to preach after having studied theology 
under the Rev. Jonathan Dickinson. He was a man of great 
ability, and became one of the more popular preachers oi the 
day. He accepted the call of the Presbyterian Church of Orange, 
in 1748, was elected a trustee of the College of New Jersey in 
1750, in behalf of which he exerted an important influence, was 
ever its warm and active friend, and became its president pro tern. 
after the death of President Edwards. He married, first, Martha, 
youngest daughter of Jonathan Dickinson, a lady of genius, re- 
finement, and superior education. She died 1757, aged 31, leav- 
ing children : Anna, wife of George Green, (see Green family, No. 
7) ; Elizabeth, wife of Captain John Phillips ; and Jane, wife of 
Hon. Wm. C. Houston, (see Houston family, No. 1) ; his second 
wife was Rebecca, daughter of Hon. Major Foote, of Bramford, 
Connecticut, by whom he had one son, Apollos. 

ffifye SnfliiBw ^mitfy family. 

Andrew Smith (1), the head of one of the families of that name 
that found a home in Hopewell — a surveyor by profession — gave 
the name of Hopewell to the first purchase of land, 200 acres, 
made in the township by him, in 1688, from which came the name 
of the town. His three sons, Andrew (2), Jonathan (3), and Timo- 
thy (4), were among its earliest settlers. 

Andrew (2), son of Andrew (1), by his marriage with Mrs. Mer- 
shon, had children : Charles, not married ; Zebulon, died, not 
married ; and Andrew, who married Sarah, daughter of Josiah 
Hart, (see Hart family, No. 6,) and had children : Benjamin, 
George "Washington (5), Nathaniel (6). 

George W. (5), son of Andrew (2), by his first wife, Mahala, 
daughter of Samuel Ege, had children : Benjamin ; Sarah, wife of 
John Atchley ; Mahala, married Joseph Kue Sexton, and moved 
West ; Alfred ; and Andrew Evens. By his second wife, Phebe, 
daughter of John Smith (7), a son, George. 

Nathaniel (6), son of Andrew (2), married Eleanor, daughter of 
Jonathan Stout, and by her had : Jonathan ; Wellington ; Sarah, 
wife of Humphrey Hill; Andrew; Alexander; Ralph, married 
Catharine Baker ; and Joanna. 

Jonathan (3), son of Andrew (1), by his first wife, Miss Hixon, 
had children : John (7) ; Jonathan, who married Mary, daughter 
of Samuel Moore, (see Moore family, No. 16,) had a son, Samuel, 
and a daughter, married Gideon Stout ; Joseph, married a daugh- 
ter of John Jones, and had a daughter, Rebecca, who married 
John Coryell, of Lambertville ; William, not married ; Mary, wife 
of William Moore, removed to Sussex county; Anna, wife of 
Amos Moore, (see Moore family, No. 19.) His second wife was 
Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel Moore, (see Moore family, No. 6,) 
then the widow of Sacket Moore, (see Moore family, No. 7.) 

John (7), son of Jonathan (3), was a ruling elder and trustee 
of the Pennington Presbyterian Church ; married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Capt. John Moore, (see Moore family, No. 15); had chil- 


dren : Jonathan (8); Jane, wife of Theophilus Hunt ; Phebe, sec- 
ond wife of George W. Smith (5); Sarah, wife of Creinyonce Van 
Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 11); a daughter, married Joseph 
Titus ; and Abigail, not married. 

Jonathan (8), married Rebecca Wilson, whose children are: 
Jonathan, an elder in the church in Lambertville ; Nathaniel ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Moore ; and Ketura, wife of Elijah Hart. 

Timothy (4), son of Andrew (1), married Jane Lott, probably 
the daughter of Hendrick, or of his brother, Peter, of Trenton. 
By her he had children : Joseph ; Andrew ; George (9) ; John 
Berrien ; Sarah, wife of James Wilson ; Abigail, Jwife of John 
Vannoy ; and Mary, wife of Stephen Titus, (see Titus family, No. 

George (9), son of Timothy (4), died 1831, aged 65, married 
Mary, daughter of Ralph Hart, (see Hart family, No. 5.) She 
died 1856, aged 85, having had children : Ellen, wife of Morgan 
Scudder ; Abigail, wife of Dr. John S. Mershon, their children 
are : Ellen Scudder and Ralph Smith ; Capt. Ralph, married Har- 
riet, daughter of Maj. Stephen Burrowes, had one son, Stephen B. 

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Uif[2 ffiemple family. 

Abraham Temple (1), ancestor of the Temples of Ewing and 
Trenton, was of English origin, and came from Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, to New Jersey, in what year is not known, but he or his 
son was one of the town officers in 1721. By his first wife, Phebe, 
he had children : Abraham (2); Benjamin (3); Timothy (4); and 
Elizabeth. By his second wife, Rebecca, mentioned in his will, he 
had children : Return (5) ; and Joanna. 

Abraham (2), son of Abraham (1), died 1777, having married 
Jane, daughter of Joseph Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 11,) 
and had children : Daniel, who entered the army, was taken pris- 
oner by the British, and was supposed to have died in the prison- 
ships April 10th, 1751, aged 27 ; and Elizabeth, married Azariah 
Reed, (see Reed family, No. 9.) 

Benjamin (3), son of Abraham (1), died 1777, having married, 
first, a Miss Hart, had two daughters, who died young ; second, 
Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Moore, (see Moore family, No. 6,) 
by whom he had : Sarah, died young ; and Joanna, wife of John 
Temple (6), her cousin. His third wife was the widow Horsfield, 
of Monmouth, no children. 

Timothy (4), son of Abraham (1), who died 1751, date of will, 
appoints as one of his executors John Hart, "my brother," he 
married Sarah, daughter of Captain Edward Hart, (see Hart 
family, No. 2,) had children : John (6); Nathaniel (7); Joanna; 
wife of Benjamin Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 4,) 
and Sarah, died young. 

John (6), son of Timothy (4), died August 28th, 1757, having 
married his cousin, Joanna, daughter of Benjamin Temple (3), 
and had children : Asher (8); Timothy (9); William (10); Sarah, 
became the second wife of Asher R. Hart, (see Hart family, No. 
12); Elizabeth, not married; Joanna, died young; and Abigail, 
not married. 

Asher (8), son of John (6), married Mary, daughter of William 
Hart ; she died 1847, having had children : Nathaniel, whose wife 


was Eleanor Slack, and children : George and Mary Ann ; Han- 
nab, died unmarried ; Sarah, wife of John Lanning ; Benjamin, 
married Catharine Peck, of Connecticut, and has children : Mary 
and Charlotte ; Israel, married Cornelia, daughter of Nathaniel 
Hunt ; John, married, first, Mahala, daughter of Andrew Phillips, 
she died 1844, aged 33, leaving a son, Benjamin. His second 
wife was Mrs. Susan Hoagland, by whom he had children : Mary, 
Anna, and Aurelia. 

Timothy (9), son of John (6), died 1827, aged 56, married 
Martha, daughter of John Cornell, of Hopewell ; she died 1833, 
aged 60, had children : Susan, died 1842, aged 35 ; Phebe, died 
1831, aged 20 ; Joanna, died 1846, aged 35 ; Nathaniel, died 1841, 
aged 36 ; and Hannah, died 1846, aged 33, all unmarried. 

William (10), son of John (6), died September 9th, 1846, aged 
71, married his cousin, Frances, daughter of Nathaniel Temple 
(7); she died 1846, aged 63, having had children: Joanna; 
Sarah ; Timothy ; John ; Jesse ; Cornelia ; Mary Eliza, died 1847; 
and William, died 1841. 

Nathaniel (7), son of Timothy (4), married, first, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Joseph Tindall, (see Tindall family, No. 1) ; and had 
children : Mary, wife of Samuel Cornell ; Sarah, wife of Benja- 
min Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 7.) His second 
wife was Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Furman, (see Furman 
family, No. 2,) by whom he had : John (11); and* Frances, wife of 
William Temple, her cousin. 

John (11 ), son of Nathaniel (7), married Susan, daughter of 
Joseph Welling, (see Welling family, No. 3,) and had children : 
Nathaniel ; Joseph Welling, married Ann Eliza Large ; Theodore ; 
George, married Theodosia Dye ; John Furman, a Baptist clergy- 
man ; Sarah Ann, wife of Nathaniel Furman ; Hannah ; William 
Howell married Elizabeth McClanan, whose children are Susan, 
Letitia, and Rev. Asher Brown, of Seneca, N. Y. ; and Charles,, 
married Susan Johnson whose children are : Armitage, John C, 
Samuel J., Elizabeth, Mary, Julia and Sarah. 

Return (5), son of Abraham (1), married in Massachusetts a 
lady by whom he had children : Abraham, who married and lived 
in Sussex county; Benjamin (12); Nathaniel; Keturn; the two 
latter married and removed to Pennsylvania ; Rebecca, wife of 
' Thomas Hoff, of Hopewell ; Parcel, wife of William Reese ; and 
John, married Rachel, daughter of Barney Vanhorne, and had 
children : William, Andrew, Levi and Azariah. 


Benjamin (12), son of Return (5), lived in Trenton, married 
Sarah Burge, and had children : Asher (13); and Rebecca, wife of 
Asa Hart. 

Asher (13), son of Benjamin (12), married Nancy Woodmansee, 
of Hopewell, and has children : Benjamin, married Cynthia Par- 
ker, of Union Parish, La., where he resides ; John B., married 
Victoria, daughter of Pierson Reading, (see Reading family, No. 
24) ; Daniel, married Louisa, daughter of Daniel Hutchinson ; 
William, married, first, Deborah, daughter of Charles Potts ; 
second, Mary Jane, daughter of Benjamin Potts ; Charles, mar- 
ried Susan, daughter of Luther Ward ; Rebecca ; Cornelia, mar- 
ried Mr. Vandergrift ; Maria, married John Sanford, of New 
Haven, Conn, ; Charlotte, married Nelson Jay, lives in Philadel- 
phia ; and Ann Elizabeth, married Westley Browne, of Prince- 
ton, lives in New York. 

Mfye Minflall Jamily. 

Joseph Tindall (1) resided at Ewingville, died 1769, having 
married Mary Hart. Their children were : Joseph (2); Isabella, 
married John Smith ; Sarah, married John Phillips ; Elizabeth, 
married Nathaniel Temple, (see Temple family, No. 7.) 

Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1), was a trustee for several years 
of the Ewing Church, died June 13th, 1819, aged 76, having mar- 
ried Abigail Smith, who died May 24th, 1812, aged 70, leaving 
children : Hannah, married Benjamin Green, (see Green family, 
No. 55); Elizabeth, married, first, Jacob Hendrickson, second, 
Benjamin Green ; William, married Christiana, daughter of John 
Conover; Kalph, married Mary, daughter of Adam Lane; 
Nathaniel, married Marcia, daughter of John Jones ; Thomas, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Noah Howell ; Joseph, married 
Phebe, daughter of Thomas Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson 
family, No. 16.) 

John Tindall (3), who lived in Clarksville, married Hannah 
Reeder, sister of Daniel Reeder, whose children were : Noah (4); 
John ; Charles ; and Rebecca, married William Biles. 

Noah (4), son of John (3), married Anna Hart, and had by her 
John, married Phebe Petit, and resided in New York ; Enoch, 
married Ann, daughter of Dr. Tidd ; Nathaniel, removed to New 
York and there married Esther Havens ; Charles, married Mary, 
daughter of Henry Cook, of Lawrence ; Noah, married Phebe 
Greves, of New York ; Elizabeth, married Charles Reed, (see 
Reed family, No. 11); Sarah ; and Ruth. 

ffifte Mitus family. 

Robert Titus (1), the first of the name in America, was a re- 
spectable English agriculturist, living near Stansted Abbey, Hert- 
fordshire, England, thirty miles northeast of London, who, with 
his wife, Hannah, and two sons, John and Edmond, in 1635, emi- 
grated to this country and settled at Weymouth, near Boston, 
Mass., and afterward, in 1644, near Providence, R I., where were 
born: Samuel; Content (2); Abiel; and Susannah. The father, 
with his family, except John, who becairie the ancestor of the New 
England Tituses, removed, in 1654, to Oyster Bay, L. L Samuel 
and Abiel, who died 1736, aged 96, settled in Huntington. Edmond, 
died 1745, aged 85, having had eleven children, settled in West- 
bury, and Content (2) in Newtown, L. I. 

Content (2), styled Captain, son of Robert (1), was born at 
Weymouth in 1643, came from Huntington to Newtown in 1672, 
where he remained, and became an active and valuable resident ; 
and so vigorous were his powers at eighty, that he was elected, in 
1724, to the eldership of the Presbyterian Church there. He 
died 1730, having married Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. John 
Moore, (see Moore family, No. 1,) whose children were: Robert, 
removed, in 1731, to New Castle county, Del. ; Silas (3); John (4); 
Timothy (5) ; Hannah, died unmarried ; Phebe, married Jonathan 
Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 5); and Abigail, married George 

Silas (3), son of Content (2), remained in Newtown, married, in 
1715, Sarah, daughter of Edward Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 2,) 
and died 1748, having served both as a trustee of the town and 
elder of the Presbyterian Church. Their children were : Ephraim 
(6); Edward; John; Sarah ; and Susanna. 

Ephraim (6), son of Silas (3), was one of the early settlers of 
Hopewell, was an elder of the Presbyterian Church there, and 
died 1789, aged 93, having married Mary, the daughter of one 
of its ruling elders and principal supporters, Enoch Armitage, son 
of John Armitage, an emigrant from Lingate, Yorkshire, Eng- 


land. She died 1755, aged 74, having had children: Martha, 
wife of Henry Woolsey, (see Woolsey family, No. 5) ; Hannah ; 
Priscilla ; Lydia (?); and Ruth, who married William Phillips, (see 
Phillips family, No. 3,) and died 1818, aged 81. 

John (4), son of Content (2), who died 1761, came early to the 
township of Hopewell, at least prior to 1722, as his farm is on 
the tax list of that year, about the same time as Timothy (5) and 
Ephraim (6), the three settling near each other. By his wife, Re- 
becca, who died 1762, he had children: Joseph (7); Andrew (8); 
Samuel (9); Benjamin, married a Miss Moore, and had children; 
John (10) ; Philip ; Thomas, whose property was administered on 
1769, by Samuel ; Rebecca ; Mary, wife of Josiah Hart, (see Hart 
family, No. 6); and Susannah, wife of Thomas Black well 

Joseph (7), son of John (4), an elder of the Presbyterian 
Church, died December 4th, 1797, aged 76. His first wife was 
Elizabeth, who died February 19th, 1762, aged 38 ; his second, 
Pelatiah, who died October 25th, 1773, aged 48 ; his third, Mar- 
tha Moore, sister of Nathaniel Moore, of Hopewell, who died 
April 4th, 1801, aged 76. His home was on a farm near Titus- 
ville. His children were: Uriel (11); Samuel (12); Joseph (13); 
Hannah, died December 29th, 1802, aged 57 ; Rebecca, married 
Guild Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 21); and Elizabeth, married 
Mr. Phillips. 

Uriel (11), son of Joseph (7), married Hannah Ege, and had 
children : Elizabeth, died unmarried ; Joseph (14) ; and Margaret, 
wife of Charles Scudder, (see Scudder family, No. 26. ) 

Joseph (14), son of Uriel (11), a ruling elder of the Penning- 
ton Church, married Eliza, daughter of Jeremiah Burroughs, (see 
Burroughs family, No. 9.) Their children were : Jemima, wife of 
John Welling, (see Welling family, No. 8); Elizabeth, wife of 
Benjamin Westley Titus (33) ; Uriel B., married, first, Ann, daugh- 
ter of John Fisher Forman, son of Dr. Samuel Forman, of Free- 
hold, children : Frank, Sarah, Joseph, and Anna, second, Anna 
Demarest, of Paterson ; and Margaret A., married William Henry 
Wykoff, of Cream Ridge, she died young, leaving a son, Rev. 
Henry Holmes, a Presbyterian clergyman, of Sonoma, CaL 

Samuel (12), son of Joseph (7), died November 7th, 1825, aged 
74, married Elizabeth, daughter of Moses Baldwin, and grand- 
daughter of John Pruddens, of Newark. Their children were : 
Andrew (15); Joseph, married a daughter of Jonathan Smith; 
and Samuel 


Deacon Andrew (15), son of Samuel (12), married Hannah, 
daughter of Ephraim Woolsey, (see Woolsey family, No. 6.) They 
had children : Elizabeth, died young ; Mary Ann, wife of Dr. 
Samuel Lilly, of Lambertville ; George W., died young ; Samuel 
Henry, married Elizabeth daughter of John Guild Muirheid, (see 
Muirheid family, No. 5,) whose children are : Mary, John, Henry, 
and Charles ; William J., married Harriet S., daughter of Edward 
Hepburn ; and Theodore Frelinghuysen, married Margaret Atchley. 

Joseph (13), son of Joseph (7), had children : Samuel ; Jona- 
than ; Elizabeth, married Mr. Baldwin ; Smith ; Martha ; Han- 
nah ; and Phebe, married Elijah Drake. 

Andrew (8), son of John (4), died 1800, date of will, lived on 
his farm, near Titusville, having married Hannah, daughter of 
Stephen Burrowes, Sr., by his first wife, Miss Moore. Their chil- 
dren were : Jesse (16); John (17); and Stephen (18). 

Jesse (16), son of Andrew (8), married Mary, daughter of John 
Phillips, whose children are : Enoch, who died November 12th, 
1866, aged 80, married Phebe, daughter of Israel Davis, children 
are : John and Catharine ; Jesse ; Andrew, died 1826, not mar- 
ried ; Lott, married Mary Everett ; Abigail, wife of William Kog- 
ers ; Stephen, married Nancy Mason, and moved to the West, has 
two sons ; and Mary. 

John (17), son of Andrew (8), who died 1827, married Sarah, 
daughter of Henry Mershon. She died January 28th, 1828, leaving 
children : Theodore (19); Charles, not married ; Noah, not mar- 
ried ; Theodocia, wife of Samuel Hunt, son of Jesse Hunt. 

Theodore (19), son of John (17), married Catharine, daughter 
of Ellet Howell, (see Howell family, No. 45.) Their children 
were : Henry, a colonel in the Nicaraguan expedition, under 
Walker, he married a southern lady; Ellet; Julia, wife of Mr. 
Minor ; Sarah, wife of Samuel Bowman ; Mary ; and Helen, mar- 
ried Mr. Provost, son of Col. Provost, of Philadelphia. 

Stephen (18), son of Andrew (8), died 1825, date of will, hav- 
ing married Mary, daughter of Timothy Smith, (see Smith family, 
No. 4.) Their children were : Andrew, married Sarah, daughter 
of Edmund Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 21); Smith, 
married Fanny, daughter of Kichard Hunt, had a daughter, 
Mary ; John, for many years cashier of the old Trenton Banking 
Company, married Matilda, daughter of Maj. William Montgom- 
ery, of Monmouth county, whose children are : Emma and Mary ; 
George ; Sarah, married John Howell, of Easton, Pa. ; Aaron, 


married Catharine, daughter of Abner Hart, (see Hart family, No. 
7); Burroughs, not married; Asa; and Charles, married Eliza- 
beth Hoff. 

Samuel (9), son of John (4), married Miss Johnson, and had 
children: Johnson (20); Solomon (21); Benjamin (22); Enos 
(23); Mary, married Elijah Hunt ; Jemima, married Daniel Stout ; 
and Eebecca, wife of Charles Merrill. 

Johnson (20), son of Samuel (9), married Anna Stout, and had 
children : Joab (24) ; Noah (25) ; and Urie, married George 

Joab (24), son of Johnson (20), an elder in the Pennington 
Church, married Mary Christopher, and had children : Enoch 
married Frances Golden ; Louisa, wife of Westley Hunt ; Reuben, 
married Mary Golden ; Amanda, wife of James Van Camp ; Urie, 
wife of Nathaniel Cain ; Theodore, married Ellen Lee ; Mary, 
wife of John Stout. 

Noah (25), son of Johnson (20), married Susan Blackwell. 
Tiieir children are : John, married Sarah Cain ; Johnson, married 
Miss Blackwell ; Catharine, married Aaron Stout ; Mary; Azariah, 
married Sarah Bunn ; Noah, married Louisa Dye ; and Caroline, 
married Simpson Van Dyke. 

Solomon (21), son of Samuel (9), a deacon in Pennington 
Church, died December 19th, 1855, aged 76, married Susanna, 
daughter of Nathaniel Beed. She died January 3d, 1854, aged 
93, having had children: Samuel (26); Nathaniel (27); Mary, 
wife of Thomas J. Blackwell ; Susan, wife of Daniel Browne ; 
Reuben (28); and Abijah (29). 

Samuel (26), son of Solomon (21), married Amy, daughter of 
Richard Ketcham, and had children : William, died young ; An- 
geline, married ; John, married Sarah, daughter of Andrew Fur- 
man, (see Furman family, No. 7); Jane, married Mr. Wykoff; 
Furman, married Miss Forgeny ; and Maria, married Mr. Wy- 

Nathaniel R. (27) son of Solomon (21), married Nancy, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 7,) whose 
children are : Joseph, married Mary, daughter of Benjamin Phil- 
lips ; William, married Frances Runkle ; John, married Letitia, 
daughter of Benjamin Howell, (see Howell family, No. 23); Fred- 
eric, married Ann Eliza, daughter of Ephriam Woolsey, (see 
Woolsey family, No. 9) ; Rebecca ; Elizabeth ; and Penelope. 

Reuben (28), son of Solomon (21), a deacon in Pennington 



Church, married, first, Catharine, daughter of Daniel Christo- 
pher, by whom he had children : Louis, married Mary Holcomb ; 
Daniel, married, first, Gertrude McClanahan, second, Isabella, 
daughter of David Wiley ; Enoch, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Peter Blackwell ; George, married Susan Blackwell, sister of the 
former ; William, died young ; Reuben, married Abigail Waters; 
Benjamin, married Emma Hobensack. His second wife was 
Charity, daughter of Titus Hart, (see Hart family, No. 16,) by 
whom he had John Guild, married Emma, daughter of Westley 
Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 24.) His third wife was 
Phebe Golden. 

Abijah (29), son of Solomon (21), married Eliza Grey, and had 
children : Elizabeth, married Mr. Vermule ; Sarah, died young ; 
Juliet, died young ; Hannah, married Mr. Baynor ; and George, 
died in childhood. 

Benjamin (22), son of Samuel (9), married Anna, daughter of 
David Lee, and had by her, issue : Randall (30); David (31); 
Furman, married Mary Drake, had a daughter, Adelaide, who 
married Mr. Blackwell ; Liscomb R., a merchant of Trenton, died 
May 3d, 1873, aged 69, married Ida H. Schanck ; Andrew (32) ; 
Benjamin Wesley (33); Nathaniel (34); Eliza, wife of Lewis 
Drake ; Mary, wife of Williamson Updike ; and Louisa, wife of 
Byard Drake ; Sarah and Stephen, died young. 

Randall (30), son of Benjamin (22), married Jane Hoagland, 
and had children; Harmon, married Lydia Updike ; Jane, mar- 
ried John Van Middle worth ; Benjamin, married Mary Cunning- 
ham ; Stryker, married Mary Cox ; Liscomb, died West ; Mary 
Ann, married Stryker Hoagland ; and Ida, married Jacob Stryker. 

David (31), son of Benjamin (22), married Phebe A., daughter 
of Joseph M. Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 12,) whose 
children are : Charity, married Oakland West ; Joseph, married 
Caroline Hunt ; James Livingston, married Harriet Hatch ; and 
Andrew, married Jennie Cunningham. 

Andrew (32), son of Benjamin (22), a deacon in the First 
Church of Trenton, married, first, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of 
Judge Stacy Potts, (see Potts family, No. 7,) by whom he had : 
Ella, died in infancy ; Cora, married Henry Van Cleve ; Stacy, 
died in infancy ; William, married ; Gardiner, married ; and Jen- 
nie. His second wife is Juliet, daughter of Henry Phillips, (see 
Phillips family, No. 19,) by whom he has children : Henry ; Mary ; 
Maggie ; and Andrew. 


Benjamin Wesley (33), son of Benjamin (22), also a deacon in 
the First Church, Trenton, and a merchant of Trenton, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Titus, (No. 14.) Their children 
are : Fernando Wood, died in childhood ; Edward, died aged 19 ; 
Rev. Albert C, married Mary Whitehead ; Anna, wife of Frank 
H. Lalor ; Sarah, wife of Lewis W. Scott, a lawyer of Trenton ; 
John Welling ; Chandler W., died in infancy ; and Howard, mar- 
ried Sarah Gladding. 

Nathaniel (34), son of Benjamin, married Emeline Johnson. 
Their children are : Elizabeth, wife of Archibald Updike ; John- 
son, married Mary Updike ; Furman, died a young man ; Harvey, 
died young ; Wesley, married Harriet Mapps ; Ida ; and Emma. 

Enos (23), son of Samuel (9), was an elder in the Pennington 
Church. He died February 17th, 1810, aged 72, having married, 
first, Mary Keed, she died July 12th, 1790, by whom he had : Re- 
becca, wife of Henry Blackwell. By his second wife, Elizabeth Hill, 
he had : Charles G., married Charlotte Valentine ; Stephen H., 
married, first, Rachel Parkes, second, Isaruah Hunt ; Maria, 
married Joseph Bunn ; Ruth Ann, married Asher Howell, (see 
Howell family, No. 14); Adaline Amanda, married Samuel H. 
Burroughs (see Burroughs family, No. 30.) 

John (10) son of John (4), lived on a farm near Harbortown, 
is probably the one whose will i3 dated 1784, in which he men- 
tions daughters : Rebecca, wife of Simeon Phillips, (see Phillips 
family, No. 4) ; Hannah, wife of Mr. Still well ; Mary, wife of 
Amos Hoagland ; and Anne, wife of Mr. Ege. 

Timothy (5), son of Content (2), removed from Newtown, Long 
Island, to Hopewell, New Jersey, at an early period, at least prior 
to 1722, as his farm of 200 acres is on the tax list of that year. 
He died about 1757, the date of his will. By his wife, Mary, 
mentioned therein, had children : Timothy (35); Philip; Dennis; 
Jemima ; Phebe ; Mary ; and Susanna, who married Edward 
Hunt, and had children : Timothy, John, Kesiah, wife of Elijah 
Hart, (see Hart family, No. 13); Mary, wife of Moore Scott ? 
Phebe, wife of John Furman, Hannah, and Sarah. 

Timothy (35), son of Timothy (5), died at an advanced age. He 
married, first, Miss Ketcham, by whom he had two children : 
Timothy (36); and Phebe, who> married, first, Mr. Stout, and had 
children : Theophilus, Noah, and Mary, her second husband 
was Peter Bake, by whom she had : Timothy, Hannah, and 


Rosanna. By his will, recorded 1818, he leaves property to his 
second wife, Tabitha, (a widow Brush,) by whom no children. 

Captain Timothy (36), son of Timothy (35), who died 1831, 
aged 85, married Patience Hoff. She died July 13th, 1827, aged 
70. Their children were : Benjamin, born October 5th, 1779 ; 
Cornelius, born January 24th, 1781, married Mary Smith, and 
lived in Parma, Michigan ; Hannah, born November 4th, 1785, 
wife of Amos Hart ; Elizabeth, born August 4th, 1782, married 
John H. Hart, (see Hart family, No. 25), and resides in Seneca 
county, N. Y. ; Timothy, born December 3d, 1790, married Mary, 
daughter of George Bake, lived in Hastings, Michigan; Jane, 
born September 20th, 1788, wife of Gideon R Corwine, whose* 
children are : Cornelius, married Mary, daughter of John Hart, 
Bebecca, Phebe, married Isaac Farley, of Titusville, and George, 
married Catharine, daughter of Jeremiah Vandyke, of Hopewell. 

1H)\2 Mnmlinson gamily. 

Joseph (1), first of the name in Ewing, married Phebe Baker. 
Their children were: Joseph (2); Samuel; Hannah, married 
David Fetherby ; Rachel, married Nathaniel Loughbury ; Lydia, 
not married ; Margaret, married Thomas Hilbern. 

Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1), married Jane Buckman, and had 
children : Esther, wife of John Cooper ; Joseph B., married Mar- 
tha, daughter of James Burroughs, (see Burroughs family, No. 
19,) and had one child, James Burroughs ; Phebe, married Sim- 
eon Atchley ; Joshua, married Sarah, daughter of Abner Rozell, 
had a daughter, Mary; Samuel (3); Phineas (4); Charles; Na- 
thaniel (5); William ; Martha, married William Ribinson ; James ; 
Abner, married Prudence, daughter of Daniel Cook, had children, 
Elizabeth and Mary. 

Samuel (3), son of Joseph (2), married Hannah Doane, and had 
children : Kinsey B. ; William H. ; Mary Jane ; William, died 
young ; Susannah ; and Hannah, married William Vanpelt. 

Phineas (4), son of Joseph (2), married Phebe, daughter of 
Azariah Reed, (see Reed family, No. 9,) and had by her : Jane 
Eliza, who married Daniel Cornell, and has children: Charles, 
John, Wesley, and Eleanor; Ellen, married John B. Reed, and 
had children : Phineas T., married Mary Eliza, daughter of Wil- 
liam Wilson, George W., John Wesley, and Phebe. 

Nathaniel (5), son of Joseph (2), married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Joshua Lanning, (see Lanning family, No. 14,) and had chil- 
dren : Joshua ; Abner ; and Simeon. 

James (6), son of Joseph (2), married Eveline, daughter of 
Lewis Evans, and had children : Lewis ; Joseph ; Henry ; Wil- 
liam ; Elizabeth ; and John. 

Mf[e Mijent family. 

Our country is greatly indebted to Scotland for the high char- 
acter of the early emigrants, who left her shores for our own. 
They were generally persons of good education, of excellent 
morals, of thrift and shrewdness, of industry and intelligence — 
and these characteristics they imparted, in no small measure, to 
the communities of which they became members. A man of this 
stamp was William Trent, a native of Inverness, who, with his 
brother, James, came over and cast his lot among the Friends of 
Penn's colony, soon after its foundation, in 1682. Mr. Trent's 
name appears in the index of the first book of deeds as the pur- 
chaser of several properties between 1682 and 1697, but, as the 
book in which the deeds are recorded is unfortunately lost, the 
exact date of his first purchase and probable arrival cannot now 
be ascertained. 

In 1697, his brother, being about to return to Scotland, made, 
as was customary in that era of long and hazardous voyages, his 
will, before setting out, in which he leaves his property in the 
province, in London, and in Edinburgh, to Hifl brother, William, 
who had already become an established and prominent merchant. 
His mercantile transactions, we may presume, were large and 
extensive, for he was both ship-owner and importer, and as such, 
was in partnership with Gov. William Penn and his deputy, James 
Logan, though his foreign operations had no very flattering re- 
sults, as we may gather from a letter of Logan to Penn, dated 
September, 1704, in which he writes : " Thy success at sea is so 
very discouraging, that I should never be willing to be concerned 
more this way, and William Trent, who has hitherto been a part- 
ner in thy losses, almost protests against touching a vessel again 
where a proprietary holds part." Logan, in the same letter, com- 
mends Mr. Trent highly for his " thorough skill and insight into 
trade," and terms him a " successful merchant." Gov. Gookin, of 
Pennsylvania, in a letter to the bishop of London, styles him 
" a merchant of credit," and the Kev. John Talbot, rector of St. 


Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, in a communication to the 
same bishop, speaks of Mrs. Trent and Mrs. Moore as " ladies of 
distinction and of a firm rank and quality," so that, from this 
united testimony, we may regard Mr. Trent as one of Philadel- 
phia's most eminent merchants. 

We may make some estimate of his prosperity from his style of 
living. He became, in 1703, the purchaser, at £850, of the most 
elegant mansion in the city, occupied, for a time, by Gov. William 
Penn, known as the " slate-roof house," on Second street, where 
the corn exchange now stands, built of brick, with a spacious 
lawn in the rear, extending* towards the Delaware. His culti- 
vated taste added to its attractiveness, by converting a portion 
of it into a beautiful garden of rare plants and exotic trees, mak- 
ing of it, in the words of Growdon, " a delightful rus in urbe" 
Its comparative value and beauty, we may learn from a letter by 
Logan to Penn, 1709, when Judge Trent thought of returning to 
Europe : "William Trent, designing for England, is about selling 
his house, which thou lived in, with the improvement of a beau- 
tiful garden. I wish it could be made thine, as nothing in this 
town is so well fitting a governor. His price is £900 of our 
money, which it is hard thou canst not spare. I would give £20 
or £30 out of my own pocket, that it were thine." But Gov. 
Penn never afterwards returned to his colony, nor did Judge 
Trent to England, permanently. In 1703, Mr. Trent was chosen 
a member of the governor's council, of which fact the following 
minute is found (Pennsylvania archives): "At a council held in 
Philadelphia, 9th of 12th month, February, 170 j, Mr. Trent was 
called to ye board, to be a member of this council, and took the 
oath of allegiance, and abjuration of the pope's supremacy," and 
of this body he continued a member during all the changes of 
governors, until his removal to Trenton, October 4th, 1721. 

Before the year 1706, the colony had managed to conduct its 
domestic affairs without the intervention of a regular system of 
courts, but by this time, the growth of the colony and its business 
had so increased, that a regular and higher order of courts be- 
came imperative. Four provincial judges were deemed necessary 
at first. 

Good policy might seem to have required them to send to Eng- 
land for • one or more skilled in the law to place on the judicial 
bench, but a spirit of independence induced them to select the 
best material from themselves to fill positions so important. 


Accordingly, although there were men of high classical attain* 
ments among them, as Lord, a graduate of Oxford, and Logan, 
and lawyers of some repute, yet the business talent, the sterling 
good sense, and sound judgment of William Trent, pointed him 
out as one of the first four eminently fitted for so responsible an 

Soon after the establishment of these courts the increasing 
business of the city demanded the erection of a -Supreme Court 
for its accommodation. Of the first five supreme judges of the 
city of Philadelphia, Judge Trent was again selected as one. His 
appointment to these high offices in a government under the con- 
trol of Friends, member of the Church of England as he was, 
strongly attests the exalted estimation in which he was held. 
Although not bred a lawyer, yet we find his name in the Chancel- 
lorship of Keith, among the masters in chancery, associated with 
such names as Logan, Dickinson, Hill, and Andrew Hamilton, 
men the most distinguished in the province for their talents and 

Judge Trent was not only for so long a term of office an ex- 
pounder of the laws of the province, he was also for many years 
one of its law-makers. He was returned from the court to the 
assembly of 1710, 1715 and 1719, and was chosen to represent the 
city in the assembly of 1717 and 1718, of which body he was elected 
the speaker. 

Judge Trent, amid his diversified duties and employments, was 
not unmindful of the interests of the church and religion. He was 
a zealous and active supporter and generous benefactor of the 
Church of England, to whose communion he belonged. Logan 
calls him a " noted churchman." The He v. J. Talbot, missionary 
rector of Burlington Church, says of Colonel Daniel Coxe and 
Mr. Trent : "They have done their parts towards the society's 
house at Burlington ;" he also remarks in a letter to the bishop of 
London : "I called on the Gov. [Gooken of Pa. J in company with 
Mr Trent, the chief man in the church, [Christ Church, Phila- 
delphia, founded 1694 or 1696.] In addition to these evidences of 
his standing as a churchman and a friend of religion I may offer 
an epistle dedicatory, prefixed to a catechism published in Lon- 
don 1719, and addressed to him, presenting him to us as a man 
conspicuous in the church as he was in business and in public 


" To William Treat, Merchant of Philadelphia : 

" Sir — As your singular humanity and good will to all men, do justly recom- 
mend you to the esteem and love of all, so the instances thereof that you have 
applied to me particularly, require of me my thankful acknowledgment, and 
as such I desire of you to accept of this new and small essay for the more 
effectual promoting of catechetical instruction, and to vouchsafe it your pat- 
ronage, for as it is designed in part for the use of our poor countrymen, who 
are dispersed up and down through your vast and spacious regions, so your 
honored and worthy name prefixed, may recommend it very much to their 
acceptance and use ; for I know not any gentleman in all the country round 
about you, that is either better known and more beloved than yourself," &c. 

Judge Trent invested his ample means largely in real estate and 
became an extensive landholder. Soon after his purchase of the 
slate roof house, he became also the purchaser at £850, in con- 
junction with Isaac Norris, of the Manse of Williamstadt, com- 
prising 7000 acres, the property and residence of William Penn, 
Jr., whose extravagance and spendthrift habits compelled him to 
part with his homestead. The town built on a part of this land 
took its name from Mr. Norris. A few years later, in 1714, he 
purchased of Mahlon Stacy, Jr., a large body of land, consisting of 
800 acres, at the Falls of the Delaware, lying on both sides of the 
Assanpink and along the Delaware ; and four years afterwards 
(1718,) of Samuel Atkinson and his wife, Euth, for £457, 200 ad- 
ditional acres, adjoining his former purchase and lying on the 
Delaware. He also bought a considerable body of land, about 28 
acres, of William Burge, of Philadelphia, so that he was the pro- 
prietor at that time of most of the land on which Trenton now 
stands. To this place in October, 1721, he transferred his resi- 
dence, it having already received in his honor the name of Trents- 
town. He was in the same year elected with Thomas Lambert to 
represent in the assembly, Burlington county, whose northern 
boundary at that time was the Assanpink creek, was also appointed 
judge of the county the same year. He received his military title 
at this time from Governor Burnet, who appointed him colonel of 
one of the regiments of Hunterdon. He was also returned for 
Burlington county to the assembly of 1723, of which body he was 
chosen speaker. 

Up to this period, New Jersey had shared with New York the 
services of a chief justice, but the increasing prosperity and busi- 
ness of both provinces had rendered, at length, the duties of the 
office too arduous for the attention of one man, and New Jersey 
being the weaker of the two, her interests were, in consequence, 


somewhat slighted. She therefore petitioned Gov. Burnet to 
appoint a chief justice for herself alone, a request to which he 
thought proper to accede. Influenced by the great ability of 
Judge Trent, and his special qualifications resulting from his long 
experience, his choice at once fell on him, to whom accordingly 
belongs the hondrable distinction of being the first to fill that 
high office in New Jersey. Gov. Burnet, in writing to the lords 
of trade to justify his selection, says : " The present chief justice 
is universally beloved, as your lordships may observe by his being 
chosen their speaker, and, I doubt not, will answer my expecta- 
tions in executing the office. " 

"An honor," says Judge Richard S. Field, "that he did not 
long survive, as he died suddenly of apoplexy, at his mansion 
called Bloom sbury Court, on the 25th of December, 1724, univer- 
sally beloved and lamented." "On the 29th of December of this 
year, 1724," says Smith (History of New Jersey), "died William 
Trent, Esq., chief justice of New Jersey, for several years a mem- 
ber, and part of that time speaker, of the assembly. He had 
been speaker, also, of the assembly of Pennsylvania, and bore the 
character of a gentleman." To the same effect is a notice from 
his old home, contained in the Philadelphia "Weekly Mercury," 
of December 29th, 1724 : 

"On Friday, 25th of this instant, William Trent, Esq., chief judge 
of the province of New Jersey, departed this life, being seized 
with a fit of apoplexy, at his house in Trent-town. He was one 
that was universally beloved and is as much lamented." Not 
far from the mansion which he had just built, adorned and occu- 
pied, his mortal remains found their resting place, on the bank 
of the Delaware, in the grave-yard of the Friends, constituting 
the old portion of what is now known as Riverview cemetery. 
Though no monument marks his grave and records his virtues, 
yet the State of New Jersey embalms in the name of her capital 
the memory of her first chief justice, a man whose purity of mor- 
als, whose probity as a judge, whose character as a Christian gen- 
tleman, and whose endearing social qualities, entitle him to be 
held in lasting remembrance, both by the state in whose councils 
he for so many years participated and whose laws he dispensed 
so long, from her supreme bench, and by the state, as well, on 
whose soil he had elected to spend the remainder of his days, and 
of whose Supreme Court he was the first presiding judge. 


Judge Trent was twice married. His first wife was Mary 
Burge, daughter of widow Burge. He had by her, children: 
James, an active business man, to whom the legislature, " in con- 
sideration that Col. William Trent had, by his industry and appli- 
cation, and encouragements given by him for building — there was 
erected a pretty considerable town," granted the exclusive use of 
the river Delaware, for a ferry, two miles above and two miles 
below the falls, he was copartner with Thomas Lambert and John 
Porterfield, of Trent, and Anthony Norris, of Philadelphia, in the 
proprietorship of a forge, or iron works, in Nottingham, near 
Trenton, he was also appointed a judge of the court, by Gov. 
Burnet, in the latter part of his life, he lived in Philadelphia, 
where he became a merchant, and died 1735, probably unmarried 
or without children ; John, appointed clerk of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, who, at his death, 1725, was succeeded by his brother 
Maurice, in the same office, wfyo died 1730, probably unmarried, 
as he leaves by his will, his property to his brothers, James and 
William, and his friend, Thomas Palmer; Mary, married Na- 
thaniel French, merchant, of Philadelphia, whose daughter, Mary, 
married William Denning, merchant, of the same city. Judge 
Trent's second wife was Mary, daughter of Gov. William Codding- JI5~zi 
ton, of Bhode Island, whose widow married Anthony Sorris, first (da^hfce 
mayor of Philadelphia. By her he had Thomas, died in infancy, J* *T* * 
as the following transcript from the records of baptisms and \\^^ r< ^ 
deaths of Christ Church, Philadelphia, bears witness: "Thomas, **«vHa?ri< 
son of William and Mary, ye second wife of William Trent, born A vttUowy 
and baptized June 1st, 1711," and among the deaths, "Thomas, 
the son of William and Mary Trent, was buried the 29th August, 
1711 ;" and William. 

William Trent, son of Chief Justice William, born and edu- 
cated in Philadelphia, engaged, as did his father, in commercial 
pursuits. He did not confine himself to local traffic, but extended 
his operations to the profitable, though distant and hazardous 
Indian trade in furs and peltries, a trade which in less troublous 
times laid the foundation of John Jacob Astor's immense for- 
tune. He promoted this trade not only through agents and the 
establishment of trading-houses, but by personal visits to differ- 
ent and distant tribes, thus becoming acquainted with their prin- 
cipal chiefs, acquiring their language, and gaining over them a 
commanding influence, which proved of great value in after years 
to Pennsylvania and the neighboring colonies, and of which they 


not unfrequently availed themselves. There were very few of 
their great treaty-making assemblies at which he was not present 
either as counselor of one of the parties, or in some other official 
capacity. His introduction into public life was in the military 
service of Pennsylvania during what is known as King George's 
war (1746-7.) 

The aggressions of the French and Indians upon the frontier 
settlements, particularly of New York, had by this time become 
so numerous and outrageous, that it was determined to put an 
end to them by carrying war into the country of the aggressors. 
To this end an expedition was organized against Canada, and the 
several colonies were called on for their respective quotas of 
troops ; that of Pennsylvania was four companies, to a captaincy 
of one of which Trent was appointed by Governor Thomas. He 
marched with his command to Albany, and although through the 
inefficiency of the commanding general, the expedition failed, yet 
Captain Trent's company was detained six months beyond the 
period of enlistment, eighteen months in all. He was stationed 
at the advanced post near Saratoga. During this period while 
moving forward on one occasion to repulse an incursion of the 
French and their allies under St. Luc, he fell into an ambuscade, 
and though eight of his command fell at the first fire, he rallied 
his men and bravely held his ground against superior numbers 
until reinforcements arrived, and they were unitedly able to drive 
off the enemy. At the expiration of eighteen months he returned, 
(December, 1747,) was honorably discharged, and received the 
thanks of the assembly. A report to the legislature by Thomas 
Lawrence, in the name of council, states "That the Pennsylvania 
troops have during the winter in the opinion of council, con- 
tributed to the preservation of Albany and the places adjacent, 
and have from all accounts done very severe duty. (Col. Rec., 
vol. 5, p. 133.) 

The services of Capt. Trent were from this time, till the close of 
the Revolutionary war, so frequently put into requisition to aid in 
councils and treaty-makings between the representatives of differ- 
ent Indian nations and the governments of Virginia, Pennsyl- 
vania and New York, that it is scarcely necessary to specify the 
occasions ; scarcely was a treaty formed or an assembly held at 
which he was not present as a prominent and important partici- 

Early in 1752 the French had so far made encroachments on 


the territory north of the Ohio which the English claimed as their 
own, as to build a fort at Presque Isle (Erie), Le Boeuff (Water- 
ford), and Venango (Franklin), and had broken up the trading 
stations by burning down the trading-houses on the whole length 
of the Ohio and its northern tributaries by killing or carrying off 
captive the traders. To remonstrate against these hostile and 
atrocious acts Washington had been sent ; his errand was fruitless. 
The French were also endeavoring to win over to their interests 
the western tribes, of whom the Miamis were the most powerful. 
" They can bring into the field," wrote Governor Dinwiddie to the 
lords of trade, " 10,000 fighting men." To confirm these in their 
friendship for the colonies was a matter of the first importance. 

To effect this, a large appropriation was made by the English 
government, at the instance of Dinwiddie, to be invested in pres- 
ents for this tribe. It required a man of strong courage and 
resolution to traverse these hundreds of miles, beset with prowl- 
ing bands of hostile French and Indians, and such a man, the 
prudent, cautious, and self-interested Dinwiddie believed he had 
found in the person of Capt. Trent He was accordingly chosen 
to be the bearer of these presents and conciliatory messages to 
Piqua, their remotest and principal town on the Miami, about 
500 miles distant. This was a very perilous undertaking at this 
time, as it lay directly over the route along which the murders 
robberies, and burnings complained of had been committed. 

On the 21st of June, 1752, Capt. Trent and his party, with the 
Indian goods, a tempting and therefore dangerous burden, set 
out from the council fires of Logstown. After nine days' travel, 
on reaching Muskingum, 150 miles from Logstown, he heard 
from some white men that the town of his destination had been 
taken and burned by the French and Indians, the white men 
killed or carried off, and the Indians killed or dispersed, four days 
after, and 70 miles further on, below Hockhocking, this news 
was confirmed by a white man who had passed through from £he 
region of Piqua. A less courageous man would have deemed it 
prudent to reverse his steps, but, nothing daunted, he pressed for- 
ward, merely taking a more circuitous route, as more likely to 
avoid any prowling hostile bands. On the 6th of July they met, 
at the lower Shawnee3town, the only two white men that had 
escaped the massacre. 

Taking with him, from there, a party of Indians, to rescue any 
that might be found at Piqua, after 13 days of further travel, 


he reached the place, and found it a smoking and deserted ruin. 
The white traders had been, one of them, killed and partly eaten, 
the others made captive ; the king had been killed and eaten, 
many of the chiefs and people killed, and the remainder compelled 
to seek safety in flight, and their town, of about 400 families, had 
been plundered and burned down. Returning to Shawneestown, 
he found there the king's wife and son, a chief, and a portion of 
the fugitives. Among these he distributed the presents, held a 
council, at which he warned them to be on their guard, and en- 
couraged them to remain firm in their loyalty to the English, and 
returned in the early part of August, having traveled more than 
a thousand miles, amid dangers and alarms, that deprived them, 
often, of their rest, by compelling them to watch whole nights, with 
arms in hand, and during heat so intense that their very hunting- 
dogs were overpowered, and died while hunting, and having 
marched one day without a drop of water, a distance of 22 miles. 
Gov. Dinwiddie approved his course, and transmitted his journal 
to the lords of trade, calling their especial attention to the perils 
he had encountered in the discharge of his mission. 

In the summer of 1753, Capt. Trent was sent by the governor 
of Virginia to the forks of the Ohio, to select ground suitable for 
the erection of a fort This he seems to have done in the month 
of August, and he began work thereon soon after that time. Capt. 
Trent then went to Winchester, Va., where he made a treaty with 
the chiefs of the Picts and Shawnees, which must have been a 
favorable one, us he immediately returned to the forks with 100 
men, whom he had organized to build the fort. Before he could 
finish the same, he heard from friendly Indians that the French 
contemplated taking possession of the forks at an early day. See- 
ing that no time was to be lost in getting men enlisted to garrison 
the fort when completed, leaving his work in charge of Lieut 
Frazer, he hastened to Wills Creek, the nearest settlement, to pro- 
cure a reinforcement But before he could procure the force, the 
French, earlier than was expected, came down upon Lieut. Frazer 
with numbers nearly 1000 strong, in 300 canoes, with 20 cannon, 
and compelled, of course, its surrender, with its 40 effective men. 
The French, confirming Capt Trent's judgment, immediately fin- 
ished the fort, and enlarged it to contain their superior numbers, 
and called it Fort Duquesne, in compliment to the governor of 
Canada. Capt. Trent's company having been dispersed, he was 
left without a command, and Lieut-Col. Washington, who was 


advancing to his aid, was driven back by the same body of French, 
and obliged to capitulate, after brave defence at Fort Necessity. 

Capt. Trent is next found at Fort Cumberland (Wills Creek), 
whither he had hastened, after learning of Brad dock's defeat, and 
lent his aid, at the request of Washington, in reorganizing the 
fugitive and shattered remains of the defeated army. When the 
savages, in the winter of 1756, were spreading death and destruc- 
tion broadcast along the frontiers of Pennsylvania, Capt. Trent 
attempted to raise a force and go against them, but his efforts 
were unsuccessful, through lack of support (Letter to Peters, 
Pennsylvania Archives.) 

In 1757, Capt. Trent was actively engaged in various negotia- 
tions between the Indians and the governments of Virginia and 
Pennsylvania. On May 2d, he was at Bethlehem, Pa. ; on June 
16th, at Winchester, Va., and July 27th, he officiated as secretary, 
at Easton, Pa, at the great treaty there made between the Indians 
and Gov. Denny and council, on the part of Pennsylvania. Octo- 
ber 4th, 1759, he was at another, with the Indians, at Fort Pitt, 
and again, in 1760, at the same place, Pittsburg, with Gen. Monc- 
ton, and on the same errand Capt. Trent's resources had become 
so reduced, by the repeated depredations of the Indians, that the 
legislature of Pennsylvania passed a bill of relief, in his behalf, 
which, however, was rendered of no avail, by the refusal of the 
king to apply his signature ; but his commercial misfortunes cul- 
minated during the destructive war or conspiracy of Pontiac, 
when his large trading-house at Fort Pitt was plundered and de- 
stroyed, and also a great amount of goods carried by his agents 
into the Indian country. His financial ruin was complete. For 
these losses, the chiefs of the different nations, at the treaty of 
1765, at the instance of Sir William Johnson, engaged to indem- 
nify Capt. Trent and his fellow sufferers by a grant of land. 
When, therefore, in 1768, the great council of chiefs of the Six 
Nations and of the nations on the Ohio were assembled at Fort 
Stanwix, in the presence of the representative of England, Sir 
William Johnson, and of the governors of New Jersey and Penn- 
sylvania, and the councilors of the two provinces, Capt. Trent and 
Wharton, were present to claim the indemnity for their losses, 
promised by the chiefs at the treaty before mentioned. They 
were ready to fulfill, with such liberality, their engagement, that 
Sir William was obliged to moderate their generosity. Their 
grant was at last so large, that the king refused to sign the deed 


of grant, before he had had an interview with the grantees. Capt. 
Trent accordingly went over to England, at the close of 1769 or 
beginning of 1770, and succeeded in obtaining the king's signa- 
ture to the deed. To this tract thus granted, containing an area 
of 3,500,000 acres, lying between the Monongahela, east, and the 
Kenhawa, west, and between the Ohio, north, and the Laurel 
mountains, south, they gave the name of Indiana territory, and 
to the company owning it, viz., the 22 merchant traders of Phila- 
delphia, whom Capt. Trent represented, that of the Indiana com- 
pany. Capt. Trent remained several years in London, and while 
there, became the agent of the Grand or London Land Company, 
whose London head was Thomas Wampole, a member of parlia- 
ment, and at one time ambassador at Munich, and whose Phila- 
delphia principals were Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Wharton, and 
John Sergeant. The claims of the company conflicted with those 
of the Ohio Land Company, whose interests were sustained by 
Col. George Mercer, of Virginia, and father of the distinguished 
Charles Fenton Mercer, member of congress from Virginia, and 
gave rise to a protracted controversy between them, but the out- 
break of the Revolution put an end both to their claims and the 

Capt. Trent returned home in the early part of 1775, as a letter 
to him from the Hon. Thomas Walpole indicates, some extracts 
from which are here subjoined as not wholly without interest. 

" May 30th, 1775. 
" Dear Major — By this time I think you will have ended your voyage, and 
after a long and painful absence have had a meeting with your family and 
friends. * * * * I have observed that government and its friends, till 
lately, have continued to talk their old language, but I think with less confi- 
dence than before, and though they still have affected to make no doubt of 
prevailing in the end, they allow that it may not be done as soon as they once 
expected ; since the account of what passed on the 19th of last month (battle 
of Lexington), they probably begin to think that it will not be done at all. 
From the accounts hitherto published, the Americans seem to have behaved 
with prudence and spirit in receiving the first blow and resenting it after- 
wards in a manner which he became. * * * Now that hostilities are 
begun, it is to be supposed that they will be continued, till matters are 
brought to some decision, and we shall receive, I doubt not, a sad account of 
Gen. Gage and his army. Boston too, I fear, must fall a sacrifice to the fury 
of England, I would say folly if that were not too mild a term for my pur- 
pose. We shall, however, I think, be beat into our senses, before it is long 
(the only sort of instruction, which, at present, we seem capable of receiving) 
and everything, in a good degree may be set right again. What should most 


be abhorred by both countries is separation. There are those among us, who 
may yet, if they are suffered to do it, prevent that common calamity. 

Major Trent is again found July 6th, 1776, at Fort Pitt, in an 
official capacity, participating in a treaty-making, with the Indians. 
He resided for some years at Lancaster, Pa., where his second and 
third children were born, for a much longer period and until 
1768 he made his residence at Carlisle, and was appointed by 
Gov. Hamilton judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Cumber- 
land county, where his youngest three children were born ; before 
his visit to England he removed to Trenton, New Jersey, where 
his family lived during his absence, and he himself after his re- 
turn until the close of 1783, as his wife is credited with the rent 
of the Presbyterian parsonage (Dr. Hall's History of Presbyte- 
rian Church), from 1768 to 1771, and his letters are written from 
Trenton, lower ferry. , He was the owner of 800 acres below the 
falls on the Delaware, which are offered for sale in the " Trenton 
Gazette " of June, 1784. During this year he removed to Phila- 
delphia, where he remained until his decease in 1787, (date of 
will,) engaged principally in managing the affairs of the Indiana 
company, of several shares of which he died possessed. 

Major Trent being the grandson of a prominent lawyer, and 
the son of one of the most eminent merchants and distinguished 
judges of the colony, doubtless enjoyed in early life the best edu- 
cational advantages that the city afforded, yet his tastes seem not 
to have led him to adopt a professional course, but rather to 
engage in business pursuits, to which, notwithstanding public 
engagements, both civil and military, he devoted himself with 
great activity and perseverance ; yet his efforts were not crowned 
with the success they deserved, for such were the troublous times 
in which he lived, that misfortunes numerous and crushing pur- 
sued him till he was at last financially overwhelmed, from which 
condition, however, he partially recovered before his death. 

William Trent (2), son of Chief Justice William Trent (1), 
married Sarah Wilkins, who died 1807, and is believed to be 
buried in the little grave-yard on the hill beyond the New Jersey 
State Lunatic Asylum, and had issue by her : William, born May 
28th, 1754, at the mouth of Wills creek, and baptized by Mr. 
Hamilton, chaplain to the regiment, probably died young ; Ann, 
born October 20th, 1756, at Lancaster, married Mr. Raymond ; 
Martha, born October 24th, 1759, at Lancaster ; Mary, born De- 



cember 3d, 1762, at Carlisle ; Sarah, born November 29th, 1768, 
at Carlisle ; and John (3), born April 21st, 1768, at Carlisle. 

Mary Trent, daughter of William (2), married Nathan Beakes, 
had children : Morgan, who married Hannah, daughter of George 
Miller, of Trenton, having one daughter ; Lydia, married Gen. 
Zachariah Rossell, son of Hon. William Rossell, judge of the 
Supreme Court, who at the commencement of the war with Great 
Britain in 1812, entered the army, and having served his country 
gallantly and faithfully, retired at the end of the war to private life. 
He was soon after elected to the office of clerk of the Supreme 
Court, the duties of which he discharged with singular ability till 
his death ; their children were : Mary Trent, married Lewis P. 
Higbee, son of Joseph Higbee, who died January 17th, 1859, aged 
51, without issue, Nathan Beakes, William Henry, and Anna. 

Nathan B. Rossell, son of Gen. Zachariah Rossell, was a major 
in the United States army, was brevetted and honored by a vote 
of the legislature for gallant conduct in the Mexican war, fell mor- 
tally wounded while bravely leading forward his men at the battle 
of Gaines' Mill, in the late civil contest. He married Fannie 
Mann, and has children : Marion Trent, wife of Baron Carl Von 
Langen ; Clifford Beakes married Lily, daughter of Dr. Casper 
Wistar, of Philadelphia ; Anna Morgan ; and Randolph Lewis. 

William Henry Rossell, son of Zachariah Rossell, was a physi- 
cian, but is now a major in the United States' army, he married, 
first, Lucinda Gayle Easton, of Alabama, and had by her : William 
Trent, lieutenant in engineer corps, United States army. He mar- 
ried, second, Margaret Dauge Martin, by whom he has Sophia 
Martin ; Henry Dauge ; and Hugh Bertram. 

John Trent (3), son of William Trent (2), was a physician, resi- 
dent in Charleston, South Carolina, till 1793, when he removed to 
Camden, South Carolina, and there remained till his decease, No- 
vember 3d, 1809, of whom the following obituary notice is found 
in a Camden paper of that day : "Possessing as Dr. Trent did, an 
uncommonly acute and discriminating judgment, with a mind 
ardent and active in the pursuit of professional acquirements, he 
early proved that his abilities were not of the ordinary stamp, and 
by unusual success both as physician and surgeon, the utmost con- 
fidence has long been reposed in his skill ; few have been more 
eminently useful" He married, 1798, Mary Louisa, daughter of 
Capt. Isaac Duhone, of Camden, South Carolina, by whom he had 
children: Isaac, unmarried ; William Henry (4); John, died un- 


married ; Martha Lucretia, not married ; Mary Boisseau died 
aged 7 ; Dr. Trent's widow, a very lovely and accomplished 
woman, married twice afterwards, by her second marriage she 
became the mother of the present John M. Desausure, of Cam- 
den ; she died 1853, in her 71st year, after a married life of 53 

William Henry Trent (4), son of John (3), was of the same 
profession as his father. He married, nrst, Margaret, daughter of 
Nathan Loche, of Salisbury, North Carolina, son of Gen. Loche, 
of Rowan county, North Carolina, who represented that state in 
congress; his children by her were: Mary Eliza, married Rev. 
William Fagg, an English gentleman, and rector of the Episcopal 
Church at' La Grange, Tenn., who died four years after marriage ; 
without issue ; Mrs. Fagg died November 5th, 1867 ; Martha 
Jane ; Louisa Catharine, married 1852, James Anderson, a lawyer 
of Memphis, Tenn. ; John, married Mary G. Anderson, niece of 
James Anderson, his brother-in-law, and has children : Susan C, 
Julia, and Mattie, he lives on the frontier of Texas, in Callahan 
county ; Margaret Lock, married May 20th, 1863, Rev. William 
C. Gray, of Bolivar, and died 1874, leaving children : William 
Trent and Joseph Albertia. Dr. Trent had by a second marriage 
three children, who died young, and a son, William Henry, now 
living with his mother in Waco, Texas. 

Louisa Catharine Trent, daughter of Dr. William Henry (4), 
married James Anderson, and had children : Margaret E., mar- 
ried T. E. Anderson, of Memphis, unrelated ; John Trent lives in 
Callahan county, Texas ; James, a lawyer of Memphis ; Louisa 
Catharine ; Mary Fagg ; and William Henry. 

M^e Yan OIbyb family. 

Hans (1), pronounced Honce, a contraction, as is also Jan 
(Yon, for Johannes, the Latin of John) Vancleef, the first of the 
name in this country, emigrated with his wife, Engeltie (Angeline), 
from Amsterdam, Holland. He settled, at a very early period, in 
New Utrecht, L. I., of which he was one of the patentees, his 
name being mentioned in a grant by Gov. Dougan, in 1686. Ben- 
jamin Vancleef, of Freehold, was, with scarcely a doubt, a son of 
his, who came over from Long Island with many other Holland- 
ers, to Monmouth county, about 1700. 

Benjamin (2), son of John (1), married Hendricke Sutphen, 
and died 1747, date of recorded will, leaving property to his sons, 
John (3); Benjamin ; Richard ; and three daughters. 

John (3), son of Benjamin (2), was twice married, first to Sarah 
Conwenhoven (Conover) and subsequently to Neeltic (Nellie or 
Cornelia), daughter of Chreynjans (Creinyonce ) Van Marter. He 
moved to Lawrence, where he resided till his death, in 1772, aged 
72 ; is buried there, in the old cemetery, as is also his wife, Cor- 
nelia, who died August 4th, 1782, aged 78. Their children were : 
Chreinyonce (4) ; Benjamin (5); Aaron (6); Joseph, married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Jacob Carle, is supposed to have had no chil- 
dren; Eleanor, wife of Daniel Hunt, of Lebanon; Jane, died 
1809, aged 65, having married Walter Smith, who died 1829, aged 
88 ; and Anna, died 1786, aged 40, having been the wife of John 
Bozell, (see Rozell family, No. 2.) 

Chreinyonce (4), son of John (3), married Penelope, daughter 
of Philip Phillips, (see Phillips family, No. 3,) of Lawrence, and 
had issue: John (7); Philip (8); Ishi (9); Samuel, died unmar- 
ried; Aaron (10); Anna, wife of John Carpenter, son of John 
and Mary Hart, of Pennington, whose children are : John, and 
Elizabeth, wife of Peter Beekman, of Pennington; Catharine, 
wife of Stephen Keer ; Elizabeth, wife of Moses Moore, (see ' 
Moore family, No. 34) ; and Jane, wife of Abner Hart, (see Hart 
family, No. 7.) 


CoL John (7), son of Chreinyonce (4), a trustee of Pennington 
Presbyterian Church, married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 
Moore, (see Moore family, No. 17,) and had children : Chreinyonce 
(11); Joseph (12); Samuel (13); Charles (14); Christiana, wife of 
Cornelius Hoff, Jr. ; Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Blackwell, of Hope- 
well ; Nancy, wife of Nathaniel E. Titus, (see Titus family, No. 27); 
Martha, wife of William Phillips, (see Phillips family, No. 15); 
and Penelope, wife of Daniel Blackwell, of Stony Brook. 

Chreinyonce (11), son of John (7), married Sarah, daughter of 
John Smith, (see Smith family, No. 7,) whose children were : 
Chreinyonce, married Miss Vanbright, of New Brunswick, had 
a son, Cornelius ; and Ely, married Hetty, daughter of Jesse 
Atchley, their children are : Sarah, wife of William Quick, of 
Flemington; Rachel, Jane, wife of Samuel Ketcham, and Anne, 
wife of Liverton Mathews. 

Joseph (12), son of John (7), married, first, Charity, daughter of 
John Stillwell ; had children : Phebe Ann, wife of David L. Titus, 
(see Titus family, No. 31); and John Stevenson, a deacon, mar- 
ried Maria, daughter of Benjamin Muirheid, (see Muirheid fam- 
ily, No. 6); second, Sarah, sister of the former, and widow of 
Samuel Brown, by whom he had Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Home. 

Samuel (13), son of John (7), married Phebe, daughter of John 
Stillwell ; had one child, Crook Stephenson, a Methodist clergy- 
man, who married Sarah, daughter of Joshua Bunn, of Penning- 
ton, their children were : Joshua B., Wesley, and Mary. 

Charles (14), son of John (7), married Sarah, daughter of John 
Waters, and had children : John ; Samuel Ege ; Charity ; Mary, 
wife of George Beakes ; Eliza, wife of Wilson Chambers ; and 
Joseph, who was drowned. 

Phillips (8), son of Chreinyonce (4), died 1843, aged 86, having 
married, first, Martha, only child of Henry Woolsey, (see Wool- 
sey family, No. 5,) and had by her : Henry W., who married Esther 
Moore, and died 1859, aged 72, no children ; Nancy, died 1841, 
aged 57. He married, second, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Sam- 
uel Hunt, (see Hunt family, No. 37.) She died 1836, aged 59, 
having had children : Maria ; Eliza ; George, married Matilda 
Hutchinson, whose children are : Sarah, Samuel, and George ; 
Samuel (15) ; Frances, wife of Israel Blackwell, whose children 
are : Mary, Aaron, Kobert, and Anna ; Robert, married, and lives 
in New York. 


Samuel (15), son of Phillips (8), died 1845, aged 36, having 
married Eleanor Hutchinson, and had children : Edward, married 
Gay Rockhill ; E. Hutchinson,- married Grace Shreve ; Lizzie, 
wife of Dr. De Witt ; and Annie, wife of Dr. McKinney. 

Ishi (9), son of Chreinyonce (4), died 1827, having married 
Mary, daughter of Josiah Hart, (see Hart family, No. 6,) and had 
children : James and Eleanor, both died young; Benjamin (16); 
Noah, married Harriet, daughter of Hiram Woodruff, no chil- 
dren ; and John, died young. 

Benjamin (16), son of Ishi (9), married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Edmund Roberts, (see Roberts family, No. 2.) She died 1832, 
aged 48, leaving children : Eleanor, wife, first, of Ephraim Wool- 
sey, (see Woolsey family, No. 9,) second, of James B. Green, (see 
Green family, No. 20); John (17); Maria, became the second wife 
of James B. Green ; Harriet ; Ann, wife of Nathaniel Blackwell ; 
Jane, wife of James Garritson ; Eliza, wife of Lemuel Anderson, 
son of George ; and Sarah, wife, first, of Benjamin Smith, then 
became the second wife of Samuel Roberts. 

John (17), son of Benjamin (16), died 1868, aged 56 ; was both 
an elder and trustee of the Ewing Church. He was elected to a 
seat in the legislature. He married Martha, daughter of James 
B. Green, (see Green family, No. 17,) and had by her : Benjamin, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Abram Skirm ; James, G., married 
Margaret Skirm, her sister ; Henry J., married Cora, daughter of 
Andrew Titus, (see Titus family, No. 32); Alexander G., was 
graduated with distinguished honor by Princeton Co?lege, having 
gained the mathematical fellowship, married Matilda, daughter 
of Philip Hendrickson, of Princeton, (see Hendrickson family, No. 
15); John S., married Harrie Warford ; William G., married Kate 

Aaron (10), son of Chreinyonce (4), married, first, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Benjamin Stevens, of Lawrence, in 1790, and removed 
to Batavia, N. Y., where he died at an advanced age, in 1860. She 
died 1811, aged 37, having had children : Hannah, died, aged 17 ; 
George, belonged to the United States Navy till 1819, and was 
promoted for his gallantry in the action between the Wasp and 
the Frolic. He is supposed to have foundered at sea. He mar- 
ried, and left one child, Ann Eliza; Samuel, died, aged 17 
Edward, was the publisher of a paper at Lansingburgh, N. Y. 
Jane, married Mr. Kinkly, lived at Pine Hill, N. Y. ; Eleanor 
Mary Lucy, wife of Sidney Smith, lives in Lansingburgh ; and 


Capt. James, of Lewiston. His second wife was Elizabeth, widow 
of Keuben Town. He had by her : Elizabeth, wife of Judge Tag- 
gart, of Batavia ; and Ann, wife of Mr. C. M. Ganson, a banker 
of Detroit, Mich. 

Benjamin (5), son of John (3), resided in Lawrence, and rose 
to distinction. He commanded a company in the battle of Long 
Island, and was promoted to major of the First Kegiment of 
Hunterdon county, in 1777. He resigned on account of his elec- 
tion to the assembly, of which he was for several years a member, 
and in 1784, its speaker. He was also surrogate of the county. 
He died August 31st, 1817, aged 77, having married, first, Mary, 
daughter of Joseph Wright, who was one of the matrons dressed 
in white that received Washington at the bridge of Trenton. She 
died 1784, aged 38, having had children: John Wright (18); 
Phebe, married John Stevens, no children; Cornelia, married 
Thomas Stevens ; Elizabeth, second wife of Dr. Israel Clarke, of 
Clarkesville, her children were : Mary, wife of Dr. Alexander 
Hart, of Philadelphia, son of John V. Hart, and Elizabeth ; Jo- 
seph W. (19); and Benjamin, died young. He married, second, 
September 20th, 1786, Anna, daughter of the Kev. Caleb Smith, 
(see Smith family, No. 4,) of Orange, and widow of George Green, 
(see Green family, No. 7,) of Lawrence, she had by him, one son, 
died in childhood, and died 1789, aged 40. 

John Wright (18), son of Benjamin (5), was a graduate of 
Princeton and a tutor of the college ; was a lawyer, and practiced 
in Trenton; died 1802, having married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Isaac Coates, of Philadelphia, whose children are : Mary, wife of 
Dr. Garbett, of Georgia ; Elizabeth ; and Cornelia, wife of Daniel 
Barnes, of New York. 

Joseph W. (19), son of Benjamin (5), died 1864, aged 87, hav- 
ing married Charity Pitney, of Morristown, and had issue : Mary, 
wife of Stacy Paxon, of Trenton, a merchant, and for many years 
treasurer of the state, she died May 26th, 1847, aged 49, having 
children : Henry, Capt. James, who recruited a company during 
the late war, and joined with it, as Company D, Forty-eighth 
New York Volunteers, and fell, distinguished for his bravery in 
the bold, but disastrous assault on Fort Wagner, Stacy, married 
Louisa Lathrop, of Newark, Mary, wife of Dr. Walter Walker, of 
Petnorth Park, Surrey, England, resided in Rochester, N. Y., and 
Franklin, a physician, joined the army, and is supposed to have 


been murdered by the Indians ; Phebe, not married ; Benjamin 
Franklin (20); and Elizabeth, died young. 

Benjamin Franklin (20), son of Joseph (19), a lawyer of Tren- 
ton, married Phebe, daughter of Joshua Anderson, (see Anderson 
family, No. 3,) by whom he had : Frederick, member of the com- 
mon council of Philadelphia ; Henry ; and Franklin. His widow 
married Frangois Amadie Bregy, professor of French in the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

Aaron (6), son of John (3), died 1810, aged 69, married Han- 
nah, daughter of Jacob Carle ; she died 1803, aged 52, having 
had issue : Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Smith Green, (see Green 
family, No. 28); John (21); Jacob (22) ; Israel, died 1803, aged 
20 ; Cornelia, wife of the Eev. Selah Woodhull, (see Woodhull 
family, No. 19.) 

Dr. John (21), son of Aaron (6), was a graduate of Princeton 
College, for a time filled the chair of chemistry in it, and was also 
a member of the board of trustees from 1810 till his death in 
1826. He was both an elder and trustee of the First Presbyte- 
rian Church of Princeton, was an eminent physician, and won by 
a union of skill with exalted Christian character the confidence of 
the community. His children by Ann, daughter of William C. 
Houston, (see Houston family, No. 1,) were : Churchill Houston 
(23); Horatio Phillips (24); Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Gibbs, pro- 
fessor of oriental literature in Yale College; Louisa, wife of 
Camillus C. Daviess, of the United States Army, from Kentucky, 
by whom she had Bichard Montgomery, Mary Houston, and 
another, her second husband was Mr. Tate, of Missouri, by whom 
she had Horace Phillips ; John W. (25); and Margaret Fox, wife 
of Prof. Johnson, of New York University. 

Churchill Houston (23), son of John (21), graduated by the 
College of New Jersey, removed to Ypsilanti, Mich., where he 
practiced his profession of law. He married, first, Elizabeth A. 
Brown, who died 1836, leaving one son, John Archer ; second, 
Ann McKinstry, by whom he had Margaret Fox ; Charles ; and 
James Augustus. 

Horatio P. (24), son of John (21), was graduated at West Point 
1831, served in the army till 1836, when he resigned and engaged 
in civil engineering till the war broke out, when he promptly ten- 
dered his services to the governor of Minnesota, who appointed 
him colonelof the Second Regiment of Minnesota volunteers, and 
was ordered south. On»the 17th and 18th of January, 1862, the 


advance of Gen. Thomas' army moving south from Somerset was 
within ten miles of the confederate lines at a place called Mills 
Springs. Being greatly inferior to them in number, Gen. Thomas 
halted for four regiments to come up, the Tenth Indiana, Ninth 
Ohio, Fourth Kentucky, and the Second Minnesota, Col. Van 
Cleve's. On the 19th the battle was fought against outnumbering 
foes with a bravery which would have done honor to veterans. At 
times so near were they to each other that their faces were burned 
by the powder of each other's guns. Gen. Thomas gained a signal 
victory, the first decisive one of the war, for which the army was 
publicly thanked by President Lincoln. The Second Minnesota 
distinguished itself for its bravery, and its colonel was promoted 
for gallantry brigadier-general, and assigned to the command of 
the Fourteenth Brigade of the Army of the Ohio. He was at the 
siege of Corinth in May, 1862, and in October was assigned to the 
command of the fifth division of the army of the Ohio, previously 
commanded by Gen. Crittenden. The army then started in pur- 
suit of Breckinridge through Kentucky, overtook him at Perrys- 
ville, and on the evening of the 8th was fought the battle of 
Perrysville, which proved indecisive, as Gen. Bragg withdrew in 
the night, but the Union army continued the pursuit with fre- 
quent skirmishing. On the 31st of December, 1862, the army under 
Gen. Rosecrans fought the battle of Stone River, Gen. Thomas 
commanding the left wing, of which Gen. Van Cleve's division 
composed a part. Against this wing with a determination to 
break it, the confederates under Breckinridge threw an over- 
whelming force, but they stood their ground unyieldingly. Here 
Gen. Van Cleve's division suffered a very heavy loss, he himself 
was severely wounded and carried off the field, and in history is 
reported as having been killed. After several months' confinement 
he recovered, and again took command of his division, and was 
present on the 19th and 20th of September, 1863, at the battle of 
Chickamauga. The right and centre having given way, the left 
under Gen. Thomas sustained unflinchingly the whole brunt of 
the battle for hours until help arrived. Here again Gen. Van 
Cleve's division suffered heavily. Being now broken down in 
health he was appointed to the command of Murfreesborough, 
Tenn., which position, from the frequent assaults of the enemy, 
he found no sinecure. Here he continued till the close of the war, 
when he was mustered out of service and brevetted major-general 
of volunteers. In 1866 he was appointed adjutant-general of 


Minnesota, which office he still holds. He married at Fort Win- 
nebago, in 1836, Charlotte O., daughter of Capt. Clark, United 
States army, and by her had children : Malcolm Clark ; Anna 
Houston, married Mortimer Thompson, of New York, and died 
1858 ; Elizabeth Archer ; Horatio Seymour ; Edward Mortimer ; 
Samuel Agnew ; Paul Ledyard ; and John Risley. 

John W. (25), son of John (21), married Julia Hunter, of New 
York. They have children : William Hunter ; Mary Louisa ; 
Alfred Augustus ; John Woodhull ; Julia Antoinette ; Charles 
Eugene ; and Frank Houston, and resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan. 

Jacob (22), son of Aaron (6), by his first wife, Sarah, daughter 
of Theophilus Phillips, of Lawrence, (see Phillips family, No. 10,) 
had issue : Israel ; and Cornelia. By his second, Mary, daughter 
of Israel Howell ; he had Andrew ; Noah and Henry, not married ; 
Aaron (26) ; Jane, married Joseph Hall, of Philadelphia ; Annie ; 
Alexander H. ; Mary, wife of Samuel Ogden, of Philadelphia; 
and Hannah, wife of Philip Miles, of Pennsylvania. 

Aaron (26), son of Jacob (22), by his first wife, Henrietta, 
daughter of Clark Chambers (see Chambers family), had children : 
Maria, Emma, married Dr. John Woolverton ; John B., gradu- 
ate of Rutgers College, married Mary, daughter of Rev. Daniel 
Miller, a Lutheran clergyman ; Edwin ; Robert S., a graduate of 
Princeton, had a son, Robert S., a Presbyterian clergyman, mar- 
ried Catharine Spencer, of Erie, Pa. ; Aaron, died 1873, aged 28, 
married Ella, daughter of John Muirheid, (see Muirheid family, 
No. 8); Elizabeth and Henrietta, died young. His second wife 
was Sarah Algeo, of Philadelphia. 

Kl^e Jnfyn Setting family. 

John Welling (1), the ancestor of one branch of the Wellings 
of this region, was of Welsh origin, and came in 1727 directly 
from Jamaica, L. I., and purchased after a year's lease, in 1728, 
223 acres in Hopewell, of Terit Lester, to whom it had been con- 
veyed through John Muirheid and John Fitch, by John Beading 
and James Trent, commissioners of the loan office. He died about 
1790, having married and had children : Elizabeth, born 1730, 
married Jacob Carle, of Ewing ; and John (2). 

John (2), son of John (1), was a justice of the county, died 
August 12th, 1832, aged 93, having married Esther, daughter of 
Rev. John Guild (see Guild family, No. 2) ; she died April 20th, 
1812, aged 68. Their children were : Enoch, died young ; John (3); 
Hannah, married John Davison ; Charles (4) ; Asa, died unmar- 
ried, 1795, aged 16 ; and Isaac (5). 

John (3), son of John (2), died July 5th, 1800, having married 
Rebecca, daughter of William Green, (see Green family, No. 41); 
she died March 12th, 1837, aged 63. Their children were : Enoch 
G., married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Grover, of Penn's 
Neck, and died June 7th, 1848, aged 50, leaving no children ; 
John, died 1832, aged 32, having married Sarah, daughter of the 
Same, and had children : Charles, Louis S., married a daughter of 
Capt. Robert Anderson, of Princeton, has children : Leroy H. and 
Bessie ; Emily, married Mr. Lansing, and lived in Poughkeepsie ; 
and Samuel and Elizabeth, died in childhood. 

Charles (4), son of John (2), who was a trustee of the Penning- 
ton Church, and for fifty-seven years one of its ruling elders, died 
1857, aged 81, having married Mary Saxon, by whom he had : 
Robert, married Ruth Hunt, by whom he had a daughter, Mary 
Elizabeth, who married Scudder Cook, son of Justice William 
Cook ; George, died in youth ; William, married Charity Spencer ; 
Sexton, married Maria, daughter of Dr. Sansbury, of Princeton, 
and had by her Sarah Ellen and others, died young ; Charles (6); 
Isaac, graduated at Princeton ; Israel, married Elizabeth Thomas, 


and has a daughter, Florence ; Asa ; Elizabeth ; John ; last three 
died unmarried. 

Charles (6), son of Charles (4), married, first, Elizabeth Dough- 
erty, lives in Missouri, and has children : Mary, married Mr. La- 
pierre ; Anna, married Mr. Medley ; Bsrnice ; Freddie, married 
Mr. Williams ; Elizabeth ; and Juliet. 

Isaac (5), son of John (2), an active member of the Pennington 
Church, and for fifty-seven years an elder in it. He died Febru- 
ary 29th, 1868, aged 84, having married Hannah, daughter of 
Louis Perrine, of Freehold, and by her had children : Henry P. 
(7); Elizabeth, married first, Dr. Springer, of Wilmington, Dela- 
ware ; second, John Hart, son of Israel Hart ; and third, David 
N. Wiley, son of Rev. David Wiley, of Georgetown, D. C, by 
whom she had : Isaac W., married Sarah Toms, Henry Martin, 
married Mary Willis, Isabella W., married Daniel Titus," Augusta, 
Harriet W., and Hannah ; John (8) ; and Harriet S., wife of Stan- 
hope S. Cooley, (see Cooley family No. 20.) 

Dr. Henry P. (7), son of Isaac (5), was graduated by the College 
of New Jersey and by the medical department of the University 
of Pennsylvania, practiced his profession in Pennington ; by his 
marriage with Louisa A., daughter of Peter V. Schenck, of Penn- 
sylvania, he had one child, Edward Livingston, also a graduate of 
Princeton, of the Medical College of Chicago, and of the medical 
department of the University of Pennsylvania. At the commence- 
ment of the war he offered his services to the government, and 
was appointed in 1861 assistant surgeon of the Third Regiment of 
New Jersey volunteers, was with McClellan through the campaign 
of the Peninsula, was advanced to be full surgeon of the Eleventh 
New Jersey, was made division surgeon under General Sickles of 
the Army of the Potomac, was appointed medical director of the 
Third Army Corps hospitals, was afterwards made brigade sur- 
geon of M'Allister's brigade, Mott's division, and was finally ad- 
vanced to the post of division hospital surgeon of Mott's division, 
and in it remained till the close of the war, having been engaged 
in every battle of the army of the Potomac. His rank is now that 
of surgeon-in-chief of the National Guard of New Jersey, and is 
secretary of the society of the Third Army Corps. He married 
Alice Dick, of Belvidere, and has children : Louisa and Henry 

John (8), son of Isaac (5), was a deacon in the Pennington 
Church, and elder in the church of Titusville, where he resided. 



He married Jemima, daughter of Joseph Titus, (see Titus family, 
No. 14,) and had by her : John Calvin, who married Charlotte, 
daughter of Theodore Paul, of Belvidere, and had children: 
Bessie and John Paul ; Joseph Titus, married Helen, daughter of 
Frederick Kingman, a lawyer of Trenton, and had children: 
Frederick and Susie; Isaac Henry, married Carrie Surles, of 
Scranton, and has children : Jared, Margaret and Fanny. 

M^e William JlMting gamily. 

William Welling (1), the ancestor of the Ewing family, married 
Miss Snowden, and had children: John (2); Joseph (3); Eliza- 
beth, married Nathaniel Furman, (see Furman family, No. 6); 
Abigail, married William Napton, of Princeton, and by her be- 
came the father of John, whose son, Barclay N., was a gradu- 
ate of Princeton College, studied law, removed to Missouri, and 
became one of its supreme judges. 

John (2), son of William (1), an elder of the Trenton and 
Lamberton Baptist Church, in which grave-yard he and his wife 
are buried, died November 7th, 1834, aged 77; married Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Hart, (see Hart family, No. 4.) She died 
November 1st, 1859, aged 99, having had children : William (4) ; 
John (5); Elias (6); Sarah, married Kalph Green, (see Green 
family, No. 57); and Hannah. 

William (4), son of John (2), who died in 1848, aged 67, and is 
buried in the Baptist ground of South Trenton, married Jane, 
daughter of Smith Hill. She died 1860, aged 74, having had 
children : Louisa, married David Eastburn, of Pennsylvania, and 
had a daughter, Louisa ; Sarah, married Samuel Hill, of Hamil- 
ton ; James C, married Genevieve Garnet, of Eichmond, Va., 
resides in Washington, D. C, is the proprietor of the "Intelli- 
gencer," has a daughter, Genevieve. 

John (5), son of John (2), married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Jesse Hunt, of Hopewell, by whom he had children : William B. ; 
Charles H., a merchant of New York, married Catharine Greer, 
of Providence, R I., had children : William Brinton, Eichard, 
Catharine, and Emily. His second wife was Ann, daughter of 
Enoch Smith, of Philadelphia, and had one daughter, Elizabeth, 
who married William Wilson, and resides in Philadelphia. 

Elias (6), son of John (2), married Eebecca, daughter of 
Elijah Hendrickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 8,) and had 
children : Elias, married Eebecca, daughter of John Stout, had 
one son, Alden ; Elizabeth, married Benjamin Ogden, of Spring- 


field, Mass., a physician of Trenton, where he died about two 
years after marriage, leaving a daughter, Emily, who married Dr. 
Giddings, of Connecticut. 

Joseph (3), son of William (1), died 1814, aged 64 ; married 
Hannah, daughter of Isaac Howell, (see Howell family, No. 4.) 
She died 1821, aged 56, and left children : Joseph Carter, a phy- 
sician, graduated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, died 
1837, aged 31, having married Sarah, daughter of Dr. Simeon 
Dillingham, of Philadelphia, and leaving one son, Simeon, a phy- 
sician of Des Moines, Iowa ; Robinson, died young ; Elizabeth, 
married Diniel Laning, of Lawrence ; Susan, married John Tem- 
ple, (see Temple family, No. 11) ; Charity, not married, died 1837, 
aged 48 ; Abigail, who died September 5th, 1861, aged 71, mar- 
ried Stephen Closson, of Trenton, who died June 9th, 1837, aged 
42 ; Mary Ann, married Nathaniel Bunn, of Trenton ; William, 
married Rachel Potter, of Shrewsbury, and has children : Joseph, 
a lawyer of Wayne county, N. Y., and James. 

Mfye $©titE 5<amily. 

Abraham (1) and Mahitable White, ancestors of the families of 
this name of Lawrence and Trenton, were residents of Shrews- 
bury, Monmouth county, N. J. Their son, John (2), changed his 
residence to Lawrence, and there married, first, Catharine, daugh- 
ter of James Olden, of Stony Brook, by whom he had Job, died 
unmarried ; Nancy, died unmarried ; and James (3). His second 
wife was Mary, daughter of John and Hannah Smith. Their chil- 
dren were : Catharine, married Giles W. Olden ; Benjamin C, 
married Ann Paxson ; and Jonathan, died unmarried. 

James (3), son of John (2), a thriving and estimable man, lived 
on a valuable farm, in the vicinity of Lawrenceville. He died in 
1851, aged 73, having married Martha, daughter of Philip Hen- 
drickson, (see Hendrickson family, No. 5.) She died 1848, aged 
77. They had children: Job (4); Robert, died 1857, aged 57, 
having married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Cook, and 
had by her, one child, Samuel, died, aged 13, second wife was 
Ruth Hunt, widow of Robert Welling ; William (5); George (6); 
and John. 

Job (4), son of James (3), married Mary C, daughter of Noah 
Howell, (see Howell family, No. 15), and had children : Elizabeth, 
wife of Charles Henry Skirm ; Martha Ann, died young ; Jane, 
died young ; and Benjamin C, married Mary, daughter of Wil- 
liam Rouse, and has daughters, Elizabeth, wife of. Alonzo Howell, 
and Martha. 

William (5), son of James (3), was a merchant of Philadelphia 
for many years, and a part of the time associated with that emi- 
nent business man, Matthew Newkirk. After his retirement from 
the active pursuits of trade, he removed to Trenton, where he 
lived till his death. By his marriage with Hannah Haines, he had 
children : Ephraim, died young ; George ; Anna ; Elizabeth, died 
young ; James, died in youth ; and Maria Elizabeth. 

Dr. George (6), son of James (3), studied and practiced his. 


profession in Lawrenceville. He married Mary C, daughter of 

Peter Z. Schenck, of Pennington, by whom he had children: 

Louisa A. ; James E., died in childhood ; Catharine Olden ; George 

Schenck ; and Eobert, a physician, settled at Kiverton, Pa., died 



M^e SScctfttiill family. 

Richard Woodhull (1), descended from illustrious ancestors 
through a long line, which has been preserved with great care 
from the Norman Conquest, 1060, was the son of Lawrence, and 
grandson of Baron Nicholas Woodhull, and he was born 1620, in 
Thenford, Northampton county, England. Having taken the side 
of liberty he emigrated to this country a little before the acces- 
sion of Charles IE. He is known to have been on Long Island 
as early as 1648, and being possessed of ample means, purchased 
in 1665, 103,000 acres, now the site of Brookhaven, to which town 
he made over his purchases, and is numbered the first one on its 
list of residents in 1655. In 1666 he was made justice of the Court 
of Assizes, and is known in history as Justice Woodhull. He died 
in 1690, leaving by his wife, Deborah, children: Kichard (2); 
Nathaniel, died unmarried, 1680 ; and Deborah, who died 1742, 
aged 83, having married Capt. John Lawrence, of Newtown, 
Long Island, son of Major Thomas Lawrence, and grandson of 
Thomas Lawrence, who emigrated from Great St. Albans, Hert- 
fordshire, England, about 1635. 

Eichard (2), son of Richard (1), died October 13th, 1699, aged 
50, married Temperance, daughter of Rev. Josiah Fordham, pas- 
tor of Southampton, (Setauket,) and granddaughter of Rev. 
Robert Fordham, of England, and had children by her ; Richard 
(3); and Nathaniel, who died 1760, having married Sarah, 
daughter of Richard Smith, of Smithtown, by whom he had 
twelve children. One was the brave and distinguished Gen. 
Nathaniel Woodhull, who, after having filled many high civil and 
military offices, fell at last in the battle of Long Island, August 
27th, 1776, and died of his wounds, and of his subsequent suffer- 
ings in the horrible prison ships into which he was cruelly thrust. 
His last act was one of great generosity. He requested his wife 
to bring him all his money that she could ; this he then caused her 
to distribute among his fellow sufferers. His wife was Ruth, 
daughter of Nicholl Floyd, and sister of Gen. William Floyd, one 


of the signers of the Declaration of Independence on the part of 
New York. She died 1822, aged 90, having had one child, Eliza- 
beth, the wife, first, of Henry Nicholl, second, Gen. John Smith. 

Kichard (3), son of Kichard (2), died 1767, aged 76, married 
Mary, daughter of John Homan, of Long Island. She died 1768, 
aged 75, having had children : Richard (4); Mary, wife of Jona- 
than Thompson; John (5); Nathan (6); Stephen; Henry; and 

Richard (4), son of Richard (3), died 1788, aged 76, was a judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas. He married Margaret, daughter 
of Edmund Smith, of Long Island, and had children : Richard 
(7); Abraham, judge of Common Pleas ; and others. 

Richard (7), son of Richard (4), died 1774, aged 33, was gradu- 
ated by Yale College, was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 
married Sarah, daughter of Richard Miller, of Miller's Place, L. 
I., and had children: Richard (8); Sarah; Dorothy; and Julia. 

Richard (8), son of Richard (7), died 1815, married Marion, 
daughter of James Horner Maxwell, had by her: Maxwell (9); 
and Marion, wife of Henry Cheeseborough. 

Maxwell (9), son of Richard (8), was a commander in the United 
States Navy. His death was a most melancholy one. While ac- 
companying a presidential party on a visit to Fortress Monroe, he 
stepped before the mouth of a cannon that was firing a salute, at 
the moment of discharge, was cut in two and blown from the 
parapet. His wife was Ellen F., daughter of Moses Poor, of 
Washington, D. C. ; by her he had : Maxwell Van Gands Wood- 
hull, brevet brigadier-general of the United States Army. 

John (5), son of Richard (3), a gentleman of wealth, probity, 
and distinction, resided at Miller's Place, Suffolk county, L. I., died 
1794, aged 75, having married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Major 
W T illiam Henry Smith, (see Smith family, No. 2); she died 1794, 
aged 43, had children: William (10), born December 3d, 1741; 
John (11); Caleb ; Merrit Smith ; Henry ; James (12); Elizabeth ; 
Gilbert ; and Geoffrey Amherst. By his second wife, Elizabeth 
Hedges, had Temperance ; and Mary. His third wife was Han- 
nah Davis. 

Dr. William (10), son of John (5), a Presbyterian clergyman, 
was graduated at Princeton, and settled in Chester, Morris county, 
where he died 1824, aged 83. He not only preached but practiced 
patriotism, for he represented his congregation in the provincial 
congress, and was a member of the congress that formed the first 


constitution of New Jersey. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
William Hedges, of East Hampton, L. L, and by her had chil- 
dren : William; John; Jeremiah; Henry H. (13); Caleb Gilbert ; 
Temperance ; Sophia ; Hannah ; Mehitable ; and JElizabeth. 

Henry H. (13), son of Dr. William (10), married first, Nancy, 
daughter of William Kirkpatrick, of Monmouth, whose children 
were : Mary Ann ; and Nancy K. ; second, Catharine Eoff, and 
had by her : Wm. Henry, a graduate of Princeton, and a lawyer ; 
and Sarah Forman, wife of John Grandon Beading, (see Reading 
family, No. 11.) 

Rev. Dr. John (11), son of John (5), was graduated at Prince- 
ton College, of which he was one of the trustees from 1780 till his 
death, 1824, aged 80. He was honored by Yale with the degree 
of D. D., was one of the eminent clergymen of his day, a faithful 
pastor of high intellectual endowments, and distinguished for his 
active zeal and patriotism during the war, and was for most of his 
life pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Freehold. He married 
Sarah, only daughter of Capt. George Spafford, of Philadelphia, 
and step-daughter of Rev. Gilbert Tennent ; had children : Wil- 
liam Henry, a merchant ; Sarah, wife of Major William Gordon 
Forman, of Shrewsbury; George Spafford (14); John Tennent 
(15); and Gilbert Smith (16.) 

Rev. George Spafford (14), son of John (11), was graduated at 
Princeton, 1790, studied theology, was settled over the Presbyte- 
rian Church of Cranbury from 1798 to 1820, over the First Church 
of Princeton the succeeding twelve years, and over the church at 
Matawan two years, where he died- 1834, aged 61, having had by 
his wife, Gertrude, daughter of CoL John Neilson, of New Bruns- 
wick : Wm. Henry (17); Cornelia, died young; Alfred Alexander 
(18); John Neilson, a graduate of Princeton, and of the medical 
department of the University of Pennsylvania, settled in Prince- 
ton, where he gained a large and lucrative practice, and died in 
1867, unmarried, leaving $40,000 to establish a professorship in 
the college. 

Rev. William Henry (17), son of George Spafford (14), a 
graduate of Princeton College and Seminary, pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Upper Freehold, died 1835, leaving by 
his wife Amanda, daughter of Col. William Wykoff, of Freehold, 
children : William W. ; Spafford Eugene ; John N. ; and Cor- 
nelia N. 

Dr. Alfred Alexander (18), son of George Spafford (14), a 


graduate of Princeton, a physician and a trustee of the Presbyte- 
rian Church, was a man of piety, and died in 1836, in his prime. 
In his last illness, when conscious that he was about to enter into 
the "rest that remaineth for the people of God," he dictated the 
following beautiful stanzas, worthy of preservation : 

"Traveler! dost thou hear the tidings 

Borne unto thy weary ear, 
Soft as angels' gentlest whispers 

Breathing from the upper sphere, 
Sweetly telling, 

Thy redemption now is near? 

"In the desert's gloomy terrors, 

'Mid the tempest's booming roar, 
Hark ! the still, small voice of mercy 

Breaking from yon peaceful shore, 
Sweetly telling, 

All thy toil will soon be o'er. 

" Mourner ! when the tear of sorrow 

Wells from up thy stricken breast, 
Raise thy streaming eyes to mansions 

Where the weary are at rest, 
Sweetly telling, 

Here thou'lt be a welcome guest. 

"Mortal! when death's viewless arrow 

Quivers in thy fluttering heart, 
Lift thy lapsing thoughts to Jesus, 

Who disarms the fatal dart, 
Sweetly telling, 

I to thee my peace impart." 

He married Maria, daughter of Dr. Dirck G. Solomons, and 
Susan, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Stanhope Smith, by 
whom he had one son, Albert A., graduated by Princeton and by 
the medical department of the Pennsylvania University. He is a 
surgeon in the army, and inspector-general of the medical depart- 
ment of the United States Army, and is married to Margaret 
Ellicott, of Baltimore, Md. 

Dr. John T. (15), son of John (11), received his degree of M. D. 
from the University of Pennsylvania, practiced in Freehold, and 
there married Anna, daughter of Colonel William Wyckoff and 
Hannah Scudder, and had children : George Spafford, a graduate 
of Princeton College, a lawyer and judge of the Supreme Court, 
resident of Camden, married Caroline, daughter of G. B. Vroom, 
of New York, has seven children : Matilda, wife of Joseph Combs, 
son of Elijah, a graduate of Princeton, and judge of the Court of 


Errors ; Julia, wife of Eev. James Clark, D. D., of Philadelphia ; 
Wm. Wyckoff, a graduate of Princeton College, of which he was 
tutor, and Ph. D., married Ellen C, daughter of Nathaniel 
Scudder Wyckoff, of Freehold ; Maria Scudder, married Gilbert 
Combs, son of Elijah, a Princeton graduate and lawyer ; Charles 
Frederic, graduated by Princeton ; Hannah W. ; Gilbert Tennent, 
a graduate of Princeton College and Seminary, pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church at Fishkill Landing, and professor of lan- 
guages in Lincoln University, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
William B. Waldo, of Fishkill ; and Addison Waddell, a graduate 
of Princeton, and of the Medical University of New 5Tork, mar- 
ried Emma, daughter of Dr. Daniel E. Taylor, of Freehold, and 
is settled at Newark. 

Dr. Gilbert Smith (16), son of John (11), was graduated by the 
Medical College of New York, and practiced in Freehold till his 
death in 1844, having married Charlotte, daughter of Colonel 
William Wyckoff and Hannah Scudder, and had by her : Henry 
William Beck, a graduate of Princeton College, and of the Medical 
College of New York, and married Azelia, daughter of Joseph 
Girard, of New York; Sarah, wife of Barbarie Throckmor- 
ton, merchant of New York ; Anna Matilda ; and Charlotte Gil- 

James (12), son of John (5), died 1798, aged 46, resided in 
New York, married Keturah, daughter of Judge Selah Strong, of 
New York. She died 1831, aged 74, having had children : Selah 
Strong (19); and Elizabeth, wife of George Griswold, a wealthy 
and eminent East India merchant of New York, and by him had 
Maria, wife of Woodward Havens, and Sarah, wife of John C. 
Green, (see Green family, No. 31.) 

Kev. Dr. Selah Strong (19), son of James (12), a graduate of 
Yale College, from which he received the degree of D. D., was pro- 
fessor of ecclesiastical history and pastoral theology in the Theo- 
logical Seminary of New Brunswick, and professor of mental 
philosophy in Kutgers College, died 1826, aged 40, having mar- 
ried Cornelia, daughter of Aaron Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve 
family, No. 6,) by whom he had Eliza Ketura, wife of Jonathan 
B. Condit, D. D., professor in Auburn Theological Seminary; 
Matilda Griswold, wife of James G. Nutman ; Sarah Strong, be- 
came the second wife of her brother-in-law, Jonathan B. Con- 
dit ; Cornelia Van Cleve, wife of Josiah L. Packard ; and Jane 


Capt. Nathan (16), son of Bichard (3), married Joanna, daugh- 
ter of Isaac Mills, by whom he had the Kev. Nathan Woodhull, 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Newtown ; Ellen, wife of 
Kev. Dr. John Goldsmith ; Sarah, wife of Eev. Bichard Storrs, 
D. D. ; Martha, wife of Hon. Lewis Condit, M. D., of New 

Ml^E KnnflitiiI[I[ family. 

Elias (1), ancestor of one of the families of that name in Tren- 
ton and Ewing, resided in the eastern part of the state, at Eliza- 
bethtown. He married Mary Joline, of that city, and had issue : 
Aaron Dickinson (2); George (3); Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Thomas 
Howe, an Episcopal clergyman ; Susan, wife of John Dowers ; 
Maria, wife of Robert C. Thomson, of Warren county; Abner, 
resided at Perth Amboy, was graduated at Princeton, was con- 
nected with the United States Navy for a time, afterward became 
a merchant, and died, 1842, having married, first, Miss Austin, 
second, sister of the former, and third, Miss Brown. 

Aaron D. (2), son of Elias (1), was a man highly esteemed for 
his abilities and probity ; was born at Elizabeth, in 1762 ; was 
graduated with honor by the College of New Jersey, in 1799, 
having been appointed valedictorian of the class. He was admit- 
ted to the bar in 1784 ; made attorney-general in 1793, an office 
which he filled for twenty-four years, with high distinction, till 
his death, in 1817, having won, by his uncompromising integrity, 
the confidence of all. He served for a time in the legislature, 
and was a trustee of the First Church of Trenton. He married 
Grace, daughter of Thomas Lowry, of Alexandria, N. J., who 
died 1815, aged 49, and by her had children : Elias Decou (4) ; 
Thomas L. (5) ; Susan, wife of George Thomson, whose children 
are : Maria, Elias D., and George ; Hetty, married Rev. John 
Smith, for some years pastor of the First Church of Trenton; 
and Aaron D., died in vouth. 

Elias D. (4), son of Aaron (2), was a graduate of Princeton, 
became a member of the bar, and died September 19th, 1824, 
aged 38, having married Abigail Whitall, by whom he had chil- 
dren : Aaron D., a physician, settled at Haddonfield, married 
Anne Davidson, of Georgetown, D. C. ; Sarah, wife of Isaac Jones, 
of Philadelphia, has children : Woodruff and Thomas ; Elizabeth, 
married Richard Dale, a merchant of Philadelphia ; and Anna, 
wife of Rev. George Richards, of Boston. 


Dr. Thomas L. (5), son of Aaron (2), graduated at Princeton, 
studied medicine, and died March 8th, 1851, aged 61, having 
married Anna, daughter of Israel Carle,* who died February 
10th, 1849, aged 54. Their children were : Israel Carle (6) ; Aaron 
P. (7) ; Thomas ; Lydia ; and George. 

Gen. Carle (6), son of Dr. Thomas (5), was educated at West 
Point ; was colonel of engineers and brigadier-general in the 
United States Army, married Caroline Mayhew, of Buffalo. Their 
children are : Col. Carle A., of United States Army, married Effie 
Haywood, of North Carolina, is stationed at Newport, Ky. ; Elise, 
married George W. Dix, of Staten Island ; Virginia S., married 
Maj. William R King, of the United States Army, stationed at 
Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Thomas M., of the United States Army, mar- 
ried Annie Sampson, of Ohio, stationed at Fort Keogh ; Edward 
L., a civil engineer and architect, married May Bateman, and re- 
sides on Staten Island ; and Isabella. 

Aaron D. (7), son of Dr. Thomas (5), married Eliza Anthony, 
and had children : Anna, wife of William Hay ; William ; Dickin- 
son, married Euth Wooley ; Mary ; Julia ; Thomas ; and Caro- 

George (3), son of Elias (1), a man of high moral excellence, 
was graduated by the College of New Jersey, studied and prac- 
ticed law in Georgia, was appointed district attorney by President 
Adams, and died at his residence, near Trenton, September 3d, 
1846, aged 82, having married Jean Houstoun, of Savannah, who 
died March, 1848, aged 73. She was the daughter of George 
Houstoun, son of Sir Patrick Houstoun, whose son, John, was 
governor of Georgia. Their children were : George H., a gradu- 
ate of Princeton, took orders in the Episcopal Church, and died 
at Carlisle, 1822, aged 25 ; Elias, died in England ; Houstoun, mar- 
ried Louisa C. Johnston, of Georgia, who died a few months after 
the birth of her only child, Louisa C. ; Robert I., also a graduate 
of Princeton, married, first, Mary, daughter of Rue Baker, who 

♦Jacob Carle, probably of Huguenot descent, who was an elder in the Ewing Pres- 
byterian Church, 1771, and who died November 23d, 1800, aged 73, on his farm in 
Ewing, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Welling, (see Welling family, No. 1,) who 
died May 22d, 1801, aged 73, and by her had children: Hannah, wife of Aaron Van 
Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 6); Elizabeth, wife of John Vanmarter; Anna, died 
1776, aged 22 ; and Israel, who, at his death, in July, 1822, aged 65, left £100 to the trus- 
tees of the Presbyterian Church, he married, first, Eliza Stevens, who died March 12th, 
1790, aged 29, by his marriage with his second wife, Lydia, daughter of William Green, 
(see Green family, No. 41,) who died August 23d, 1828, aged 56, he had a daughter, 
Anna, who married Dr. Thomas L. Woodruff (5). 


died soon after marriage, he moved to Princeton, HI., and mar- 
ried, second, Isabella Swift, has children : Mary and Susan ; T. 
Moody, moved to Princeton, 111., married Eliza Swift, has chil- 
dren : George and William ; Mary, wife of Dr. Charles L. Pearson, 
of Trenton, has sons : Charles and George ; and Dickinson, was 
educated at Princeton, studied law, and practiced in St. Louis, 
joined the United States Army, and is now colonel in the service. 

ffifye SJonlsey gamily. 

George Woolsey (1), son of Benjamin, son of Thomas, grand- 
father of the first settler of that name, in Hopewell, came from 
England to Manhattan Island in 1623 or 1635, and resided for a 
time among the Hollanders ; thence he removed, in 1665, to 
Jamaica, where he died, August 17th, 1698, aged 86. He had at 
least three children: Capt. George (2); Thomas; and John. 

Capt. George (2) had sons: George (3); and Eev. Benjamin, 
whose grandson is Theodore D. Woolsey, president of Yale Col- 

George (3), son of George (2) came to Hopewell from Long 
Island with his son, Jeremiah (4), about 1700. The deed of their 
farm bears date of that year. In 1727, he was appointed by Gov. 
Burnet, captain in Col. John Beading's Begiment, of Hunterdon. 
He had also children : Daniel, who had a son, Benjamin, that 
lived in Trenton, and was the father of Henry and Nancy; 
Henry (5); Joseph, married Miss Montgomery, and removed to 
Maryland; and Jemima, wife of Balph Hart, (see Hart family, 
No. 5.) 

Jeremiah (4), son of George (3), died April 14th, 1801, aged 
82 ; married Mary, daughter of Joseph Hart, (see Hart family, 
No. 2.) She died October 14th, 1808, aged 82. Both are buried 
in the Presbyterian church-yard of Pennington. Their children 
are : Hannah, died unmarried : Ephraim (6), born 1757 ; Mary, 
born 1759, wife of Louis Perrine, of Freehold, and had by him : 
Henry, Jeremiah W., married Mary Blackwell, John, married 
Azubah Hunt, Hannah, wife of Isaac Welling, (see Welling fam- 
ily, No. 5,) Mary, wife of Samuel Green, (see Green family, No. 
44,) and Abigail, wife of William Clark ; Jemima, died unmar- 
ried ; Susannah, died unmarried ; and Jeremiah (7). 

Henry (5), son of George (3), lived in Pennington ; married 
Martha, daughter of Ephraim Titus, (see Titus family, No. 6); 
had one child, Martha, who became the wife of Philip Van Cleve, 
(see Van Cleve family, No. 8.) 


Ephraim (6), son of Jeremiah (4), who died 1817, aged 60, 
married Anna Johnson, of Montgomery county, Pa. She died 
1835, aged 78, and is buried with her husband, in the Pennington 
grave-yard. They had: George (8); Ephraim (9); Hannah, wife 
of Deacon Andrew Titus, (see Titus family, No. 15); Mary, wife 
of Philemon Blackwell, son of Jacob ; and Eliza. 

George (8), son of Ephraim (6), a deacon in Pennington church, 
and for three years a member of the legislative council of New 
Jersey, married Elizabeth, daughter of George Muirheid, (see 
Muirheid family, No. 4,) and had by her : Theodore, who married 
Sarah Ann, daughter of John S. Hunt, and has children : George 
S., Charles N., Elizabeth M., Henry Harrison, and Edgar ; Char- 
ily M., married Joseph A. Pittenger, has children : George W., 
Henry M., and Ella W. ; Mary Ann, married Jesse Atchley, has 
children: Elizabeth W., Andrew Titus, Caroline A., Anna V., 
Minnie, Charles, and Frank ; and Ellen V., married David Bald- 
win, has children : Henry L. and Elizabeth W. 

Ephraim (9), son of Ephraim (6), married Eleanor, daughter 
of Benjamin Van Cleve, (see Van Cleve family, No. 16,) and had 
by her : Noah, married Martha Martindale ; Ann Eliza, married 
Frederic Titus, son of Nathaniel, (see Titus family, No. 27) ; and 
Henry Harrison, was a graduate of Princeton, was admitted to 
the bar, and laid aside his practice to take up arms as captain of 
a company in defence of the Union, having distinguished him- 
self by his gallantry in several battles, especially that of Gettys- 
burg, where he commanded his regiment. He fell at last, mortally 
wounded, before Petersburg, Va., June 18th, 1864. His last words 
were, " I die in a glorious cause, and feel that I have not lived in 
vain, for this world or the world to come." His wife, Thirza, 
daughter of George A. Hutchinson, of Trenton, died just before 

Jeremiah (7), son of Jeremiah (4), was a physician, and prac- 
ticed his profession, for some years, in Allentown and Trenton. 
About 1812, he removed to Cincinnati, where he died, 1834, aged 
65. His wife was Martha, daughter of Alexander Montgomery, 
of Allentown ; died 1832. By her he had Catharine ; William, a 
druggist of Evansville, Ind. ; Sarah ; Samuel ; Daniel, a druggist 
of Evansville, Ind. ; and Susan. 

ffil[e ^Jaijtl family. 

By a well-authenticated and carefully-preserved genealogy 
brought over by its first emigrants to this country, the family of 
Yard appears to have been of Norman origin, its earliest ancestor 
having accompanied William the Conqueror. The name was first 
spelled De Yarde, but after a time the " De " was dropped ; the 
terminal " e," however, is still retained by the English members. 

The annals of Devonshire make honorable mention of many 
individuals of this family and of their estates. 

William and Joseph Yard, brothers, about the year 1688, emi- 
grated from near Exeter, Devonshire, England, and with their 
families landed at Philadelphia, where Joseph remained, but about 
1700 William, with two of his sons and his daughters, transferred 
his residence to Trenton, and at the time of his death, 1742, five 
of his sons were living there. Mr. Yard purchased of Mahlon 
Stacy, in 1712, two acres on Second, now State, street, extending 
to the Assanpink, and between Greene and Warren streets ; on 
Front street he built his residence. He was a purchaser of other 
large portions of land and property, so that when a name was to 
be given to the town, it was a question for a time whether it 
should be Yard's-town or Trent's-town. Mr. Yard was active and 
prominent in the affairs of the town, and a zealous supporter of 
the Presbyterian Church. By his wife, Mary Peace, he had : Jo- 
seph (2); William (3); John (4); Benjamin (5); Jethro, who left 
by his will dated 1767, £7 to the poor of the Presbyterian Church, 
and the remainder of his considerable property to his relatives, 
probably ; if married, he had no children ; Mary, married Henry 
Mershon, and had William, Joseph, Benjamin, and perhaps others ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Morris Justice, by whom she had Elizabeth, 
Mary, Joseph, William, and John, married Kebecca Osburn, of 

Joseph (2), son of William (1), was clerk of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, a member of the king's council, a man of worth and 
prominence, and a friend both of the church and education. He 


gave a part of the ground on which the First Presbyterian Church 
stands, and his name is found among the seven corporators of the 
Presbyterian Church, incorporated in 1756, in the trusteeship of 
which he continued till his decease. He manifested his friend- 
ship for the cause of education by leaving to the College of New 
Jersey £100. His death occurred 1763, having married Anne, 
daughter of John Dagworthy, of Lawrence, by whom he had Jo- 
seph (6); Archibald William (7); Jethro, died young, without 
children ; and Mary Ann. 

Joseph (6), son of Joseph (2), married, and had children : 
James, who went abroad when quite young, when he returned, 
about 1790, he became a shipping merchant of great enterprise, 
in Philadelphia, where he died, 1835, aged 75, and is buried in 
the St. Peter's Episcopal church-yard, having married Elizabeth 
Kortright, of Santa Cruz, she died April 12th, 1824, aged 59, and 
is buried in St. Peter's church-yard ; Furman, died young, un- 
married ; Aniie, became the second wife of Gen. Frelinghuysen, 
by whom she had a daughter, died young, and Elizabeth, wife of 
Dr. Elmendorf, of Millstone. 

Archibald W. (7), son of Joseph (2), who died March 10th, 
1810, aged 78. By his first wife, Margaret, he had Mary, born 
January 5th, 1775, and died, aged 90, married Andrew Mershon, 
of Lawrence, had a son, Edward, died unmarried, 1840, aged 50, 
and a daughter, Sarah ; Margaret, born January 12th, 1757, mar- 
ried Mr. Ashmore, and died, aged 34, leaving a son, Jabish, and 
six or seven other children ; Joseph, born August 9th, 1758, died 
at Mt. Pleasant, N. Y., unmarried ; William, born October 5th, 
1759, married Sarah, daughter of Manuel Eyre, of Philadelphia, 
had a daughter, Mary ; Capt. Edward (8) ; Archibald, born April, 
1762, supposed to have been killed in the battle of the Nile; 
Jethro, born January 4th, 1763, died unmarried; Jethro, born 
January 4th, 1765, died young. He married for his second wife, 
Catherine Pearson, who died November 9th, 1791, having had : 
Thomas, born January 2d, 1769, married; and had children; 
Jethro, born October 20th, 1770, married Euth Potter, whose 
children were : Joseph, Jethro, Archibald, and Ann ; Robert, born 
October 18th, 1772, lived in Tennessee ; Anna, born January 4th, 
1775, wife of Daniel Phillips, of Trenton, (see Phillips family, No. 
23); Sarah, born April 23d, 1777, died January 4th, 1840, married 
Jacob Keen, son of Jacob, lived in Harrison, Ohio, where he 
died, December 9th, 1831, aged 57 ; Elizabeth, born December 


10th, 1779, married Joseph Taylor, whose children were : Morris, 
William, Catherine, and Pearson; Theodocia, born April 12th, 
1782, died unmarried; Rachel, born October 3d, 1783, wife of 
Benjamin Stephens, lived in Batavia, N. Y., and has one daughter ; 
and Pearson, born October 12tb, 1788, married Ann Cook, and 
has children : William, married Mary Morgan Champion, of Phila- 
delphia, and Catherine, wife of John R. Dill, of Trenton, no chil- 

Capt. Edward (8), son of Archibald (7), died May 8th, 1839, 
aged 78. He devoted himself, early in life, to the marine service ; 
was captured by the British Maidstone frigate, during a voyage 
from Philadelphia to Madeira, and was detained a prisoner till 
1782, when he escaped from Plymouth to London, and came over 
in the fleet of Admiral Digby. He afterwards commanded ships 
engaged in the trade to India and China, and withdrew from the 
sea during the embargo, in 1808. He retired, on a farm near 
Pennington; was twice returned to the legislature from his 
county. He married Abigail, daughter of Col. Joseph Phillips, 
(see Phillips family, No. 33.) His children are : Maria A. ; Eliza- 
beth ; Frances ; and Edward, a captain in the United States naval 
service, married Josephine, daughter of Oliver Olmsby, a mer- 
chant of Pittsburg, who died soon after marriage, leaving one 
daughter, Josephine, married Lieut. James B. Breese, of the 
marine corps, son of Sidney Breese, chief justice of Illinois, and 
nephew of Commodore Breese. 

William (3), son of William (1), married, and had children : 
Isaiah (9); Elijah; Mary, married, first, Mr. Tennent, by whom 
she had a son, William, second, Mr. Emmerson, having by him : 
Richard, John, Samuel, and others. 

Isaiah (9), son of William (3), was captain of a company of 
the First Regiment of Hunterdon county, 1777, married Helena 
Jones, of Philadelphia, by whom he had : John, unmarried ; 
Charles Jacob, married Eliza Bayard, of Philadelphia, where he 
resided and died, having had by her a daughter, wife of Thomas 
Wallace Evans, a merchant of Philadelphia, whose store was one 
of the ornaments of Chestnut street ; Isabella, wife of Seth Rob- 
erts ; and Mary, married Henry Thornton. 

John (4), son of William (1), died 1763, had by his first wife : 
Isaac (10) ; and William, unmarried ; and by his second wife, 
Hannah Oakley, Daniel (11); Benjamin (12); Achsa, who died 
October 2d, 1823, aged 79, married Samuel Bellerjeau, their chil- 


dren were : Henry, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Thomas, Daniel, 
Hannah, married Mr. Gee, and Sarah. 

Isaac (10), son of John (4), married Mary, sister of George 
Ely, of Trenton, and had children : Isaac (18); Benjamin (14^; 
William ; Jane, wife in succession of James Kelly and Gilbert 
Brown; John, married Erne Dippolt; and Prudence, wife of 
James Bond. 

Isaac (13), son of Isaac (10), married Mary Margerum, and had 
children : Rebecca, married Wilson Margerum ; John, married ; 
and George, married Ann Fine, of Easton, where he resides and 
has children. 

Benjamin (14), son of Isaac (10), died September 9th, 1832> 
aged 64, having married Priscella, daughter of Jacob Keen, she 
died December 28th, 1852, aged 82, having had children : Isaac, 
died unmarried 1821, aged 30 ; Edmund J. (15) ; Jacob, married 
widow of Stephen Gay; John (16); Charles C, a man much re- 
spected, and for many years elected to the common council, and 
died unmarried, September 18th, 1866, aged 66 ; Joseph A. (17); 
William K., married, and died 1850, aged 40, leaving three chil- 
dren : Benjamin, a lieutenant in the United States service, died at 
Metamoras, Mexico, October 22d, 1847, having married Mary 
Davis, of Easton, she died January 11th, 1844, aged 32, leaving 
children : Elizabeth F. and Alexander G. ; Mary D., wife of 
Henry B. James, by whom she had : Kev. James H., Mary P., 
Anna E., and Charles M. ; and Wilson, died young. 

Edmund J., (15), son of Benjamin (14), married Jane Mc- 
Curdy, resided in Philadelphia. Their children are : Benjamin 
F., editor of "Temperance Visitor," married Helen Park; and 
Edmund S., married Emeline F. Carriger. 

John (16), son of Benjamin (14), married Eliza Walter, of Phil- 
adelphia, has children : Hannah M., married Robert McCurdy ; 
Charles, married Mary Letherman ; and Ann Eliza, wife of Bush 

Joseph A. (17), son of Benjamin (14), died October 17th, 1878, 
aged 76, and was captain of "Jersey Blues," in the Mexican 
war, and also commander of a company of volunteers, raised in 
Trenton during the war for the Union, married Mary W., daugh- 
ter of Wesley and Ann Sterling, died November 14th, 1863, aged 
59, and had by her : James S., married Addie Swift ; Anna Mary, 
wife of Alfred S. Sly; Rev. Robert B., married, first, Hannah 
Wilkins, of Mt. Holly; and second, Sarah Purdieu, of Haver- 


straw; Caroline, wife of Dr. H. S. Desonges, of New York; 
Wesley S., married Sarah Jordan ; Thomas S., a physician, died 
September 26th, 1879, aged 42 ; Alexander A. ; Stephen A. ; 
Benjamin F. ; Henry H. ; and John Tyler. 

Daniel (11), son of John (4), died November 28th, 1849, aged 
94, having married Mary Boden, and had children : Achsa, died, 
aged 22 ; Theodocia, died, aged 20 ; Hannah, died March 9th, 
1859, aged 71, having married Elias Kennedy, and had children : 
Theodocia, John, Daniel, and Rosanna, married William Eldree ; 
and Daniel, married, and died in New Orleans, was captain of a 
company of volunteers, in 1812, has children. 

Benjamin (12), son of John (4), married Elizabeth Kortright, 
daughter of an English gentleman of Santa Cruz, where he died, 
August 21st, 1787, having by her : Cornelius, died 1803, aged 19, 
buried in St. Peter's grounds, Philadelphia ; Samuel, died young ; 
Eliza, wife of Charles Kuhn, a wealthy merchant of Philadelphia. 
Mr. Yard's widow married James Yard, son of Joseph Yard (6). 

Benjamin (5), son of William (1), in the early days of Trenton, 
was active and zealous in promoting the several interests of the 
community. He is recorded in the minutes of the trustees of the 
Presbyterian Church as having been elected by the congregation, 
in 1765, one of the first two directors of their school-house. In 
the same year, he was also appointed an elder of the church. He 
died 1808, aged 94, having married Ann Pierson, and having 
had children : James (18); John (19); George (20); Nahor (21); 
Samuel ; Benjamin ; Mary ; and Elizabeth — the last four not mar- 

James (18), son of Benjamin (5), married Nancy Mounttier, 
whose children are : Anna, married, successively, Mr. Tunie, of 
Philadelphia, and Alexander Campbell ; William, married Miss 
Brittain ; James C, not married ; Benjamin, married Ellen Loyd : 
and John. 

John (19), son of Benjamin (5), died 1807, having married 
Mary Stillman, and had : Mary, died young ; Theodocia, wife 
of William McKee, and they had children : James, John, and 
Amanda, married George Miller. 

George (20), son of Benjamin (5), married Catherine Stout, 
and by her had : Benjamin ; Anna, wife of Josiah Robinson ; 
John, married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Wall ; Elizabeth, 
wife of John Dillenbush ; Catherine, wife of Nicholas Dillenbush ; 
JtfaagHret, married Thomas Ford, and had : William, married 



Miss Hutchinson, Catherine, married Furman Hutchinson, Mary- 
Ann, wife of Alexander Thompson, Margaret, wife of Daniel 
Sfcryker, Thomas, married Louisa West, George, married Cath- 
erine Dilts, and Benjamin, married Sarah Dorsett. 

Benjamin (22), son of George (20), married Sarah, daughter of 
John Beed, whose children are : Stout ; Charles ; George ; Ann ; 
and Catherine, who married Mr. Paul. 

Nahor (21), son of Benjamin (5), died September 18th, 1791, 
married March 23d, 1787, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Biggs, 
of England, (who came over about 1750, settled in Pennsylvania, 
and married Sarah, daughter of Alexander Biles, son of Stephen.) 
They had children : Sarah, died in childhood ; Anna, wife of Ely 
Hutchinson ; and Joseph (23). 

Joseph (23), son of Nahor (21), died 1872, aged 83, having 
married Elizabeth Brinley, by whom he had : Nahor B., an early 
settler of Galveston, Texas, married Caroline Nichols, has chil- 
dren : Elizabeth C, Edward J., and George N. ; Jacob S., mar- 
ried Angeline C. Brenlinger, has children : Henry H. and Elyanta 
H. ; Joseph, married Sarah Ann Neal, has children : Emery N. 
and J. Herbert ; William S. (24); George, a justice, married Meli- 
cent Wilgus, has children : Nahor B., Laura E. ; and Anna M. ; 
Jane Elizabeth, died aged 17 ; and Herbert, married Margaret 
Mason, has a child, Frederick B. 

William S. (24), son of Joseph (23), a member of the legisla- 
ture and judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Mercer county, 
N. J., married Mary M., daughter of Samuel Hamilton, of Lan- 
caster, Pa., had by her : Mary Elizabeth, wife of James H. Clark ; 
Caroline, wife of J. Vanwart Schenck, a Presbyterian clergyman ; 
William H. ; Jane F. ; George Brown ; and Edward Scudder. 


The following errors were discovered after this work was printed. All these mistakes 
in names appear in the original manuscript. In reference thereto, attention is respect- 
fully called to the last paragraphs of the publisher's preface. All who have had any 
experience in compiling volumes of this character, know how difficult it is to make 
them perfectly accurate. Great care has, however, been taken to have the proofs cor- 
rected by some one having personal knowledge of each family. It is suggested that any 
person particularly interested in any one family, interleave the pages of that family 
genealogy with thin paper, and note, from time to time, additions or corrections : 

Page 6, line 2, Margaret L. should be Margaret F. 

" 18, " 30, John Stephens should be John Stevens. 

" 18, " 31, Miss Vanzant should be Sarah Margerum. 

** 18, " 32, Miss Golder should be Christine Golden. 

" 18, " 33, John V. Rauni should be John O. Raum. 

u 66, " 1, paternal should be maternal . 

44 75, " 3, Ezekiel (10) should be Ezekiel (11). 

" 83, " 11, John Thomas should be John Fletcher. 

" 83, " 21, John Kennedy should be James Kennedy. 

«• 83, " 22, Virginia should be omitted. 

44 98, " 35, No. omitted— should be Joseph (2). 

44 132, " 5, Ezekiel (17) should be Joseph (18). 

44 132, 44 37, No. 18 should be No. 14. 

44 136, " 6, Peter (42) should be Peter (41). 

44 142, " 4, Peter Z. Schenck should be Peter S. Sohenok. 

44 157, 44 18, Ralph (33) should be Ralph (32). 

44 157, " 22, William (34) should be William (33). 

44 208, 44 15, Edward (9) should be Edward (10). 

44 220, 44 27, 1836 should be 1839. 

44 220, 44 40, Rev. Dr. Hyers should be Rev. Dr. Hires. 

44 221, 44 1, Dr. Abel should be Dr. Abell. 

44 222, " 23, Charles de Cerqueria of Lima should be Charles de Cerqueria Lema. 

44 222, 44 41, James Hay should be James N. Hay. 

44 231, 44 16, 1872 should be 1875. 

44 231. " 17, forty-second should be forty -third. 

44 231, 44 21, Charles Davis should be Charles Davies. 

44 231, 44 27, Manfield should be Mansfield. 

44 236, " 41, Joel (9) should be Joel (91). 

44 239, 44 21, Col. Nathaniel (108) should be Col. Nathaniel (109). 

44 242, " 24, Horde should be Hord. 

44 242, 44 29, William McChord should be William McCloud. 

44 250, " 26, William (121) should be William (129). 

44 252, 44 27, Amos T. Akerman, an eminent lawyer of Georgia, should be Amos 

T. Akerman, attorney-general of the United States and a member 

of President Grant's cabinet. 

44 253, 44 4, Elizabeth should be omitted. 

44 300, 44 21, Peter V. Schenck should be Peter S. Schenck. 

44 305, 44 2, Peter Z. Schenck should be Peter S. Schenck. 


Inflex ci[ families. 


Anderson, 5 

Anthony, ... - 7 

Beatty, 8 

. Brearley, - - - - 13 
Burroughs, - - - - 17 
Cadwalader, 23 

Chambers, Robert, - - 29 

Chambers, John, 35 

Clark, 39 

Coleman, 41 

Cook, 42 

Cooley, 44 

Dean, 54 

Dickinson, 55 

Ewing, 64 

Field, 66 

Fish, 71 

Furman, 74 

Green, 78 

Guild, 92 

Hart, John and Joseph, - - 95 
Hart, Ralph and Edward, 100 
Hendrickson, - - - 119 

Hill, 123 

Houston, - • - - 124 

Howell, 129 

Howell, Christopher, - 138 
Hunt, - - - - - 141 

Jones, 150 

Lanning, 152 

Lott, 160 

McIlvaine, - 162 


Moore, 167 

Moore, Nathan, - 177 

Muirheid, - 178 

Phillips, 181 

Phillips, Joseph, - - 188 

Phillips, Thomas, - - - 190 

Potts, - - - . - - 192 

Reading, 195 

Reed, 203 

Reeder, 206 

Reeder, Jacob, - - - 210 

Roberts, 211 

Rose, 212 

Rozell, 214 

Scudder, - - . 216 

Scudder, Mass. Branch, - - 255 

Slack, 261 

Smith, 262 

Smith, Andrew, - 264 

Temple, 266 

Tindall, ... . 269 

Titus, 270 

Tomlinson, - 277 

Trent, 278 

Van Cleve, - - - 292 

Welling, John, ... 299 

Welling, William, - - 302 

White, - ' - - - 304 

Woodhull, - 306 

Woodruff, - - - - 312 

Woolsey, - 315 

Yard, 317 

Inflex ci[ ]^ames. 


Anderson, Joshua (1) 5 

Cyreneus (2) 5 

Joshua (3) 5, 6 

George H. (4) 5 

J6hn B. (5) 5 

Joseph B. (6) 6 

Anthony, George (1) 7 

William (2) 7 

Joseph (3) 7 

Beatty, John (1) 8 

Charles (2) 8 

Gen. John (3) 9 

Dr. Reading (4) 9, 10 

Col. Erkuries (5) 9, 11 

William P. (6) 9, 12 

Richard (7) 10 

Dr. Charles Clinton (8).... 11 

Dr. George (9) 12 

Brearley, John (1) 13 

John (2) 13 

Benjamin (3) 13, 15 

David (4) 13, 15 

John (5) 13 

James (6) 13 

Samuel (7) 13 

Isaac (8) 13 

George (9) 13, 14 

Samuel (10) 14 

James (11) 14 

Harvey (12) 14 

Joseph Gi 11 inghani (13), 14 

Stephen (14) 14 

Win. Armstrong (15)... 14 

George (16) 14 

Gen. Joseph (17) 15 

Judge David (18) 15 

Col. David (19) 15 


Brearley Joseph (20) 15 

Benjamin (21) 15 

Burroughs, John (1) 17 

John (2) 17 

John (3) 17 

James (4) 17, 18 

Joseph (5) 17, 20 

John (6) 18 

Joseph (7) 18, 19 

Philip (8) 18, 19 

Jeremiah (9) 18, 19 

Enoch (10) 18 

Timothy (11) 18 

Joseph (12) 18 

Charles (13) 19 

George (14) 19 

James (15) 19 

Ralph (16) 19 

Richard (17) 19 

Moses (18) 19 

James (19) 20 

John (20) 20, 21 

Edmund (21) 20, 21 

Benjamin (22) 20 

James (23) 20 

John Wesley (24) 20 

Jedediah (25) 20 

Aaron (26) 21 

John Howell (27) 21 

Horatio Nelson (28).. 21 

Joseph Rue (29) 21 

Samuel H. (30) 21, 22 

Cadwalader, John (1) 23 

Thomas (2) 23 

Lambert (3) 24 

John (4) 24, 25 

Thomas (5) 24 




Cndwalader, Richard McAll (6)... 25 

Thomas (7) 26, 27 

John (8) 27 

George (9) - 27 

Robert Chambers Family. 

Chambers, John (1) 29 

John (2) 29 

Robert (3) 29 

John (4) 29, 32 

Capt. Robert (5) 29 

Robert (6) 30 

Reeder (7) 30, 31 

Dr. Montgomery (8), 

30, 32 

Judge David (9). ...30, 32 

Andrew R. (10) 30, 32 

AbnerR. (11) 31 

Capt. Henry (12) 33 

John (13) 33 

John Chambers Family. 

Chambers, John (1) 35 

David (2) 35 

Alexander (3) 35 

John (4) 35 

Col. David (5) 35, 36 

Alexander (6) 35, 37 

John (7) 36 

John S. (8) 36 

Clark (9) 36, 37 

John (10)- 38 

William B. (11) 38 

Clark, Charles (1) 39 

Benjamin (2) 39 

Daniel (3) 39, 40 

John (4) 39 

Benjamin (5) 39 

Daniel (6) 40 

Samuel (7) 40 

Coleman, Timothy (1) 41 j 

Timothy (2) 41 ! 

John (3) 41 

James (4) 41 

Nathaniel (5) 41 

Lewis (6) 41 

Cook, Anthony (1) 42 

Jonathan (2) 42 


Cook, Anthony (3) 42, 43 

Anthony (4) 42 

Henry (5) 42, 43 

John (6) 42, 43 

William G. (7) 42 

Elias (8) 42 

James (9) 42 

Richard (10) 43 

Charles (11) 43 

Cooley, Benjamin (1) 44 

Obadiah (2) 44 

Eliakim (3) 44, 45 

Daniel (4) 44, 45 

Joseph (5) 44, 45 

Aaron (6) 45 

Aaron (7) 45 

Daniel (8) - 45 

Simeon (9) 45, 46 

Daniel (10) 45 

Deacon William (11) 45 

Rev. Dr. Timothy M. (12), 45 

James (13) 45 

Timothy M. (14) 46 

Simeon (15) 46 

Martin (16) 46 

Rinnah (17) 46 

Rev. Dr. Eli Field (18), 

46, 48 

William Scudder (19) 47 

Stanhope S. (20) 47, 48 

Dean, John (1) 54 

Stephen (2) 54 

John (3) •••• 54 

Dickinson, Samuel (1) 55 

John (2) 55 

Philemon (3) 55, 60 

Samuel (4) 62, 63 

John (5) 63 

Philemon (6) 63 

Ewing, Findley (1) 64 

Thomas (2) 64 

James (3) 64 

Charles (4) 64 

Dr. Francis A. (5) 64 

Field, Zechariah (1) 66 

Zechariah (2) 66 

John (3) 66, 67 




Field, Samuel (4) 66 f 67 

Capt. Joseph (5) 66, 69 

Ebenezer (6) 66 

David (7) 66 

Capt. Timothy (8) 66 

Eev. Dr. David Dudley (9), 67 

Thomas (10) 68 

Capt. Zechariah (11) 68 

Ebenezer (12) 68 

Capt. Moses (13) 68 

Oliver (14) 68 

Caleb C. (15) 68 

Moses (16) 68 

Deacon Joseph (17) 69 

Jonathan (18) 69, 70 

Joseph (19) 69 

Elijah (20) 69 

Rev. Joseph (21) 69, 70 

Seth (22) 70 

Fish, Jonathan (1) 71 

Nathan (2) 71 

Jonathan (3) 71 

Benjamin (4) 71, 72 

Benjamin (5) 72 

Nathan (6) 72 

Benjamin (7) 72 

Furman, Richard (1) 74 

Jonathan (2) 74 

Josiah(3) 74, 76 

Jo8hua(4) 74 

Daniel (5) 74, 75 

Nathaniel (6) 74, 75 

Robert (7) 74, 75 

Andrew (8) 74 

Israel (9) 74 

William M. (10) 74 

Ezekiel(ll) 75 

Aaron (12). 75 

Amos (13) 75 

Theophilus (14) 75 

James (15) 76 

Jonathan C. (16) 76 

James (17) 76 

Henry C. (18) 76 

Josiah(19) 76 

Richard W. (20) 76 

John (21) 76, 77 


Furman, George (22) 76 

Josiah(23) 76, 77 

Richard Way (24).... 76, 77 

Green, William (1) 78 

Richard (2) 78 

Joseph (3) 78, 86 

William (4) 78, 87 

Benjamin (5) 78, 89 

Richard (6) 78, 79 

George (7) 78, 82 

William R. (8) 79 

Nathaniel (9) 79, 80 

Richard (10).. 79, 81 

Enoch (11) 79, 81 

John (12) 79, 81 

Benjamin (13) 79, 82 

Joseph (14) 79, 82 

George (15) 79, 82 

Samuel (16) 79 

James B. (17) 79 

William A. (18) 79 

Alexander B. (19) 79 

James B. (20) 79, 80 

Armitage (21) 80 

Augustus (22) 80, 81 

Nathaniel (23) 80, 81 

Enoch (24) 81 

William (25) 81 

John (26) 82 

Dr. Traill (27) 82 

Caleb Smith (28) 82 

Richard M. (29) 82, 85 

GeorgeS. (30) 82, 83 

John Cleve (31) 82, 83 

Henry W. (32) 82, 84 

Judge Caleb S. (33) 83, 84 

Prof. William Henry (34), 83 

Dr. Thomas H. (35) 85 

Charles G. (36) 85 

Sidney B. (37) 85, 86 

Joseph (38) 86 

Charles (39) 86 

Rev. Enoch (40) 87 

William (41) 87, 88 

William E. (42) 87 

Charles B. (43) 87, 88 

Samuel (44) 88 




Green, William A. (45) 88 

Henry P. (46) 88 

Joseph (47) 89 

Benjamin 48) 89, 90 

Bidmnl 4b) 

Jam- - Cunningham (50)... 

John 51 89, 90 

lH.vU 52) - 

Andrew (53) - 

WiliainB. 64) 90 

Benjamin (55) 90 

Joseph (56) 90, 91 

Ralph (57) 90, 91 

Israel (58) 90, 91 

Elijah K. (59) 90, 91 

Samuel B. (60) 90 

Noah (61) 91 

Benjamin (62) 91 

Thomas (63) 91 

Guild, John (I) 92 

Bey. John (2) 92 

Joho(3) 93 

Benjamin (4) 93 

Ralph (5)_ 93 

John and Jotrph Ural Family. 

Hart, John (i; 95 

Joseph 12) 95, 97 

John (3)... 95 

Richard (4) 95, 96 

Elijah (S)._ 95 

Philip (6) _ 95 

Abner (7)- 95, 96 

John (8) 96 

Abner (9).. 96 

John Van Cleve ( 10)_ 96 

John K. (11), 96 

Asher (12) 96, 97 

Richard (13) 97 

Joseph (14) 97 

Amos (13).. 97, 98 

Timothy (161 97 

Aaron (17) .97, 98 

Israel (18) 97, 98 

Joseph (19) 

Smith .211) 98 

Aaron (21) 98 

Hart, George (22) 98 

Foster Burrowes (23) 98, 99 

Asher(24) ..-98, 99 

Ralph and Erfitard Hart Family. 

Hart, Hahdi J - 100 

Capt. Edward (2)._ 100, 104 

Benjamin (3| 100 

Samuel (4) 100, 101 

Ralph (5) 100, 102 

Josiah(6) 100, 102 

Elijah (7) 109 

Ralph (8)„ 101 

Daniel (9) 101 

Levi (10) 101 

Charles (11) 101 

Dr Nuah 12; 102 

Elijah 3) 102 

Andrew M 102 

Nathaniel il5j 102, 103 

Titus (16) 10?, 108 

Enoch (17) 102 

Elias(18).. 102 

Abner (19) 103 

Joseph Srndder (20) 103 

Edward (21) 105 

Daniel (22) 105 

John (23) 105 

Lemi24) 105 

John (25) 106 

Jesse (26) - 110 

Nathaniel (27) 110, 111 

John (28; 110, 111 

Edwanl|29i 110, 112 

Daniel ;30; 110, 113 

Judge John (31) Ill 

John (32) 112 

Hendriekson,Jolin(l). 119 

William (2) 119 

John (3) 119, 121 

Benjamin (4) 119 

Philip (5) 119, 121 

Israel (6) 119 

Benjamin (7). ..119, 120 

Elijah (8) 119, 121 

John (9) 119, 120 

William (10J....119, 120 




Hendrickson, Israel (11)._ 120 

Reuben (12) 121 

Jacob (13) 121 

William (14) 121 

Philip (15) 121 

Thomas (16) 122 

Timothy (17) 122 

Elijah (18) 122 

Hill, Isaac (1) 123 

Richard (2) 123 

Houston, William Churchill (1)... 124 

William Churchill (2)... 127 

George S. (8) 127 

William Cburchill (4)... 128 

Howell, Daniel. 1) 129 

David (2) 129 

Daniel (3)... 129, 135 

Joshua (4) 129, 136 

Hesekiah(6) 129, 136 

Daniel (6) 129 

Julio (7) 129, 130 

Timoihy(S) 129. 132 

David (9) 129, 133 

Jow|>h (10) 129, 133 

Ebenezer ..11) 130 

Daniel; 12) 130 

Esekiel (13)... 130 

Asher(14)_ 130, 131 

Noah (15) 130, 131 

Jobn(16) 130, 131 

EEeck(l7) 130, 131 

Joseph (18) 130, 131 

Abner (19) 130, 132 

Richard Lou (20).-. -130, 131 

Jesse (21) 131 

Joseph 1 22) 132 

Benjamin (23) J32 

David (24) 132 

Samuel (25) 132, 133 

Timothy (26) 132 

Thomas(27) 133 

Samuel 128) 133 

Samuel v£») 133 

David (30j_ 133, 134 

Timoihy (31) 133, 134 

Esq. William (32). ..133, 134 

Samuel (33) 134 


Howell, Dr. Addison Alex. (34)... 134 

Horatio Stockton (3. r )).... 134 

William (86) 134 

Daniel (37) 135 

John (381 _ 135 

Daniel (39) 135 

Maj. John (40) 135 

Peter (41)_ 136 

Amos(42) 136 

LoU (43) 136 

Dr. John (44) 186 

Elleit(45) 137 

Philiu(4fi) 137 

ChritUyher Hvwttl Family. 

Howell, Christopher (1) 138 

Christopher (2) 138 

Joa.ab ;3) 138 

Isaac (4) 188 

Robinson (6) 138 

Henry (6).. 138. 139 

Israel (7) 138, 139 

Eiekiel (8).. 138, 139 

SpenceriO) 138, 139 

Christopher (10) 138, 139 

Otmdiuh 111) 138, 139 

William (19) 139 

Hunt, Ralph [1), 141 

Edward (8) 141 

Samuel (3) 141, 148 

Edward (i 141 

Jonalha.. (5) 141, 145 

John(b) 141 

Noah (7; 141 

Wilson (8) 141, 142 

John (9) 141, 145 

Jamva(lO) 142 

Abraham (1 ) 142, 143 

John Price HI 142, 144 

Adj.-C.en Pcier (13).. .142, 148 
Wilson 4 142, 148 

Capt.WillismEdKarll.i;... 143 

Pearson (IC). 143 

Theod..refL7) 143, 144 

John (1H)._ 143, 144 

Azariah(lii) 144, 145 

Elijah (20) 144, 145 


Hunt, John Guild (21) 144. 145 

Edward CM) 145 

Jonathan 123; 146, 148 

Richard (24) 145, 147 

Oliv«r(25) 145 

Varnell26] 145, 146 

Richard (27i 145, 146 

Dr.'.28) 146 

Israel (29) 146 

Jonathan (30) 146 

Jesse (31) 146, 147 

Richard 132) 146, 147 

Reuben {33; 146, 147 

Dr.Cicero 341 147 

Augustus 1 351.. 147 

Samuel (36) 148 

Samuel [371. 148 

Richard at):. 148 

Thomaa(39), 148, 149 

Ralph HO) 148, 149 

John (41)- 149 

Samuel (42).. 149 

Theophilus!43) 149 

Ralph (44) 149 

Thomas (45) 149 

Jones, John (1) ]5fl 

Joshua (21 150 

Benjamin (3) 160 

John (4) 1JJ0 

Enoch (5)„ 150, 161 

William (6) 150, 151 

Lanning, Robert (1)... - l.'>2 

Stephen |2) 152 

Ralph (3) 162, 165 

Richard (41 162, 156 

John (6) 152, 167 

Daniel (6) 152, 158 

Robert (7) 152, 16y 

Ralph (8) 162 

Rnbert(9; 152, 15:S 

Elijah (10) 152, 153 

Suphenill) 152, 164 

Joseph ;12; 152, 153 

John (13) 153 

Joshua (14) 153 

Samuel Hart (15).. 153 

Henry (16) 153 


Lanning, Elijah (17) 154 

Nathaniel (18) 154 

Elijah Webster (19)-... 154 

Samuel (20) 154 

Nathaniel (21) 154, 155 

Daniel (22) 154, 155 

John (23) 154, 155 

Stephen (24) 154, 156 

Amos (25) 166 

Jasper (26) 155 

Noah (27) 155 

Abijah(28) 155, 166 

Amos (29) 155, 166 

Ralph (30) 155, 156 

David (31) 166, 167 

Ralph (32) 157 

William (33) 167 

Edward (34) 157 

Absalom Price (35)— .. 158 

Robert (36) 158 

Daniel (37) 158 

James (38) 168, 169 

John (39) 158, 16B 

George (40) 159 

Lott, Hendrick (1)- 160 

Richard (2) 160 

Richard (3) 160 

Mcllvaine, Joseph (1) 162 

William (2) 162 

Dr. William (3) - 162 

Joseph (4) 162, 165 

Edward S. (5) 163 

Joseph B. (6) 163, 166 

William R. (7) ...163, 164 
EdwardSliippenfSJ.. 165 
-Alexiiudi-r Murray (9), 165 

Joseph (10) 165 

Bowes Reed (11)...165, 166 
Rev. Dr. Chcs. Pettit, 

(12) 165, 166 

Moore, Rev. John (1) 167 

Capt. Samuel (2) 167 

Samuel (3) 167 

Joseph (4) 167 

Benjamin (5) 167, 169 

Nathaniel (6) 167, 169 

Sacket (7) 167, 168 



Moore, Benjamin (8) 167, 168 

Jesse (9) 168 

Sackett (10) 168 

Israel ( 1 ) 168 

William Sacket (12) 168 

Aaron (13) 168 

Benjamin (14) 168, 169 

Capt. John (15) 169 

Samuel (16) 169, 172 

Joseph (17) 169, 172 

Benjamin (18) 169, 176 

Amos (19) 169, 170 

' John (20) 169, 170 

Samuel (21) 169, 170 

Nathaniel (22) 169, 171 

Theophilus (23) 169, 172 

JohnC. (24) _ 170 

John G. (25) 170 

Samuel (26) 171 

John (27) 171 

Comelius(28) 171 

David P. (29) 171 

William Hill (30) 171, 172 

William (31) 172 

Charles(32) 172 

Ely (33). 172, 173 

Capt. Moaes (34) 172, 173 

Joseph (35) 173 

Imlah(3fil 173 

Chatles(37) 173 

Ely (88) 173 

Hon. Ely (7Q) 173 

Nathan Moatt Family. 

Moore, Nathan (1).. 177 

Cornelius |2) 177 

Absalom (3) 177 

Nathan 4) 177 

DeniuC. (j) 177 

Absalom B. (61 177 

Randolph H. (7) - 177 

Muirheid, John (1) 178 

Andrew (2) 178 

Jonathan (3). 178, 179 

George (4) 178, 179 

William (5) 179 

John Guild (6) _ 179 


Mnirheid, Benjamin (7) 179 

Alfred (8) 179 

John (9; 180 

Phillips, (l) 181 

Theophilus (2) 181 

Philip (3) 181, 185 

Theophilus (4) 181, 182 

John (6) 181, 182 

William (6) 181, 183 

Job (7) -182, 184 

Joseph (8) 182 

Joseph (9; 182 

Theophilus (10) 182 

Thomas (11) 182 

John (12) 183 

Tbeophitij* (13) 182, 183 

William 1.(14) 182, 183 

William (15) 182 

Joho(l6) 182 

Ephraim(17) 182, 183 

Enoch (18) 182, 183 

Henry 1). (19) 183 

John (20) 183 

Ralph (21) 183, 184 

Lewis (22) 184 

Daniel (23).- 184 

Capt. Joseph (24).. ..184, 185 
Archibald William (25), 

184, 185 

Joseph K. (26) 185 

Dr. John H. (27) 185 

Samuel (28) 185 

Capt.Jon»than(29).,135, 186 

Maj. Elias (30) 185, 186 

Maj. John (31) 185, 186 

Horace 32} 186 

Col. Joseph (33) 186 

Joseph Phillip* Family. 

Phillips, Joseph (1) 188 

William (2) 188 

William (3) 188 

Simeon (4) 188, 189 

Eplirnim (5) 188 

George (6) 188 

Dr. William W. L. (7)... 188 
Ephraim (8) 188, 189 


Thomaa Pkiltipl Family. 

Phillips, Tbomss (1). 190 

Joho(2) ISO 

Aaron (3) 190 

John (4) 190 

Jobn&(5) 130 

Joseph (6) 190 

Ho.ace(7) 100 

Potts, Thomas (1) 192 

Staey ;2i _ 192 

Thomas (3) 192 

WilUaui 4) 192 

Stacy (6) 192, 193 

Joseph<6). 192, 194 

Stacy (7) 193 

Joseph C. (8) 193 

Beading, John ll) 195 

Go».Jobn(2) 195 

John (3) 196, 197 

George (4; 196, 198 

Daniel ;6) 196, 198 

Joseph (6) 196, 199 

Thomas (7) 197, 201 

John (8) 197 

Joseph (9) 197 

Judge James N. (10)... 197 

John G. (11).. 197 

PhtUpG.(12). .... 197, 198 

William (IS) 197, 198 

John Reid 14) 198 

Judge Roberi (16).„198, 199 

William (16; 199 

Joseph (17) 199, 500 

Samuel (18) 199, 200 

Pierson(19). 199, 200 

Misha(20) 199 

Asheri.21) 199 

William (28) _ 199 

William (23) 200 

Piersoo :24) 200 

Maj. Pier-inn ;25)„ 200 

Fraocis (26). 201 

Reed, William (1) 203 

William ;2) 203 

Joshua (3) 203 

Joseph (4). 203 

Joshoa(S) 203 

Reed, George (6) 203 

John;7) 203 204 

Israel (8).- 203, 204 

Aza*iab<9) 203, 205 

Asa (10] 204 

Charles (11) 204 

Andre* (12) 204 

William (IS) 204 

Daniel (14) 205 

David (16) 205 

Benjamin {16) 205 

Reeder, John (1) 206 

John (2) 206 

Isaac (31 206 

Joho(4) 206 

Charles (5)_ 206, 207 

Joho (6) 206, 207 

Absalom (7) 206, 207 

Amos (8) 206, 208 

Andrew H. (9)- 207 

Edward (10) 207, 208 

GeorguM. 1J 207 

Howard James (12- 207 

Gen. F.ank (13) 207, 208 

Amos (14) 208 

Roberts, Tli-.i..»" ■ - 211 

Edmnnd(2)- 211 

Ephraim(3) 211 

Rose, Stephen (1) 212 

Ebenticr<2) 212 

Ebenewr P. (31 212 Forman (4) .'. 213 

Rozell, George (1) - 214 

John (2). 214 

Scudder, (1) 217 

John i2J 217 

Thomas (3) 217, 228 

Henry (4)- 217, 253 

William (6) 217 

Samuel (6) 217, 218 

John (7) 217, 218 

Ri.hard B. (8; 218 

John (9) 218, 226 

John (10). 218 

Joseph (11) 218, 224 

Dimiel(12) 218, 219 

Amos (13) 218 




Scudder, Jedediah (14) 219, 223 

Abner(15) 219 

Elias(16) 219 

Jasper Smith (17) 219 

John (18) 219, 220 

Judge Edward W. (19)... 219 

John (20) 219, 220 

John Holmes (21). ..220, 222 

Morgan (22) 220, 222 

William (23) 220, 222 

Richard (24) 223 

Ephraim (25) 223, 224 

Charles (26) 223, 224 

Joseph (27) 224 

Joseph (28) 224, 225 

Richard (29).. 225 

John (30) 225 

Samuel (31) 225 

Joseph (32) 225 

Theophilus (33) 225 

William (34) 225, 226 

Capt. John (35) 226 

Richard (36) 226, 228 

Samuel (37) 226, 228 

Thomas (38) 226, 228 

John (39) 226 

William (40) 226 

Ephraim (41) 226, 227 

John (42) 226 

YNilliam (43) 226 

Ephraim (44) 227 

Amos (45) 227 

Smith (46) 227, 228 

P^phraim (47) 227 

Linus (4*>) 227 

Al.mson H. (49) 227 

Timoihy (50) 228 

Benjamin (51) 228, 233 

Timothy (52) 228 

Henry (53) 228, 232 

Timothy (54) 229 

John (55) 229 

Henry (56; 229, 230 

Joel (57) 229, 231 

John B. (58) 2 9 

Richard (59) 229 

Timothy (60) 229 


Scudder, Charles (61) 229 

Augustus (62) 229 

YoungR Prime (63) 230 

Henry (64) 230 

Henry J. (65) 231 

Townsend (66) 231 

Tredwell (67) 231, 232 

Jesse (68) 231, 232 

Israel (69) 232 

George A. (70) 232 

Jonas (71) 232 

Edmund (72) 232, 233 

Moses (73) 233 

Thomas (74) 233 

Ezekiel (75). 233, 235 

Benjamin (76) 233, 237 

Jacob (77) , 233, 238 

Thomas (78) 233 

Nathaniel (79) 233 

Gilbert (80) 233, 234 

Thomas (81) 233, 234 

Gershom B. (82) 233 

Jacob (83) 233, 234 

John R. (84) 234 

Isaiah (85) 234 

Henry G. (86) 234 

Thomas (87) 234, 235 

Seth(88) 235 

Ezekiel (89) 235 

Marvin (90) 235, 236 

Joel (91) 235, 236 

Calvin (92) 236, 237 

Enos (93) 236, 237 

Freeman (94) 236, 237 

Spencer (95) 236 

Buel(96) 236 

Marvin (97) 236 

Benjamin (98) 237 

Enoch (99) 237, 238 

Benjamin (100) 237 

Jesse (101) 237 

Isaac (102) 237, 238 

Benjamin (103) 238 

Hezekiah(104) 238 

Enoch (105) 238 

Stephen (106) 238 

John (107) 238 




Scudder, John (108) 238 

Col. Nathaniel (109) 239 

Col. William (110)...239, 249 

Lemuel (111) 239, 251 

Dr. John Anderson (112), 242 

Dr. Joseph (113) 242, 243 

Kenneth A. (114).. ..242, 246 

Charles (115) 242 

Jacob F. (116) 242 

John (117) 242, 243 

Philip Johnson (118), 

243, 244 
Missionary John (119), 

243, 244 
Dr. Henry Martin (120), 

244, 245 
Dr. William W. (121), 

244, 245 

Dr. Ezekiel (122) 245 

Dr.JaredW.(123)...245, 246 

Dr. Silas (124) 245, 246 

Dr. John (125) 245, 246 

Isaac (126) 249, 250 

William (127) 249, 250 

Dr. John W. (128) 250 

William (129) 250 

Isaac (130) 250 

Kichard(131) 251 

Dr. Jacob (132) 251, 252 

John (133) 251, 252 

Samuel E. (134) 252 

Alexander M.(135)..252, 253 

Jonathan (136) 253 

Jonathan (137) 253 

Jonathan (138) 253 

Moses (139) 253 

Isaac (140) 253 

Moses Lewis (141) 254 

Massachusetts Branch of Scudder*. 

Scudder, John (1) 255 

John (2) 255 

John (3) 255 

Ebenezer(4) 255, 256 

Samuel (5) 256 

Ebenezer(6) 256 

Eleazer(7) 256 


Scudder, Lot (8) 256 

Ebenezer (9) 256 

Isaiah (10) 256, 257 

Asa (11) 256, 257 

Josiah (12) 256, 257 

James D. (13) 256, 258 

David (14) 256, 258 

William (15) 256, 258 

Eleazer (16) 256, 258 

Isaac (17) 256, 258 

Oliver (18) 257, 259 

Albert (19) 257, 259 

Alfred (20) 257, 259 

Daniel (21) 257, 259 

Josiah (22) 257, 259 

Edwin (23) 257, 259 

Charles (24) 258, 259 

Frederick (25) 258, 260 

Slack, James (1) 261 

Daniel (2) 261 

James (3) 261 

Smith, Chief Justice William (1), 262 
Maj. William Henry (2)... 263 

Judge William (3) 263 

Rev. Caleb (4) 263 

Andrew Smith Family. 

Smith, Andrew (1) 264 

Andrew (2) 264 

Jonathan (3) 264 

Timothy (4) 264, 265 

George W. (5) 264 

Nathaniel (6) 264 

John (7) 264 

Jonathan (8) , 265 

George (9) 265 

Temple, Abraham (1) 266 

Abraham (2) 266 

Benjamin (3) 266 

Timothy (4) 266 

Return (5) 266, 267 

John (6) 266 

Nathaniel (7) 266, 267 

Asher (8)„ 266 

Timothy (9) 266, 267 

William (10) 266, 267 

John (11) 267 




Temple, Benjamin (12) 267, 268 

Asher (13) 268 

Tindall, Joseph (1) 269 

Joseph (2) 269 

John (3) 269 

Noah (4) 269 

Titus, Bobert (1) 270 

Content (2) 270 

Silas (3) 270 

John (4) 270, 271 

Timothy (5) 270, 275 

Ephraim (6) 270 

Joseph (7) 271 

Andrew (8) 271, 272 

Samuel (9) 271, 273 

John (10) 271, 275 

Uriel (11) 271 

Samuel (12) 271 

Joseph (13) 271, 272 

Joseph (14) 271 

Deacon Andrew (15). ..271, 272 

Jesse (16) 272 

John (17) 272 

Stephen (18) 272 

Theodore (19) 272 

Johnson (20) 273 

Solomon (21) 273 

Benjamin (22) .'....273, 274 

Enos (23) 273, 275 

Joab(24) 273 

Noah (25) 273 

Samuel (26).. 273 

Nathaniel R. (27) 273 

Reuben (28) 273 

Abijah (29) 273, 274 

Randall (30) 274 

David (31) 274 

Andrew (32) 274 

Benjamin Wesley (33)..274, 275 

Nathaniel (34) 274, 275 

Timothy (35) 275 

Capt. Timothy (36) 275, 276 

Tomlinson, Joseph (1) 277 

Joseph (2) 277 

Samuel (3) 277 

Phineas (4) 277 

Nathaniel (5)~ 277 


Tomlinson, James (6) 277 

Trent, Chief Justice William (1), 278 

William (2) 283 

John (3) 290 

William Henry (4) 290, 291 

Van Cleve, Hans (1) 292 

Benjamin (2) 292 

John (3) 292 

Chreinyonce (4) 292 

Benjamin (5) 292, 295 

Aaron (6) 292, 296 

Col. John (7) 292, 293 

Philip (8) 292, 293 

Ishi(9) 292, 294 

Aaron (10) 292, 294 

Chreinyonce (11) 293 

Joseph (12) 293 

Samuel (13) 293 

Charles (14) 293 

Samuel (15) 293, 294 

Benjamin (16) 294 

John (17) 294 

John Wright (18) 295 

Joseph W. (19) 295 

Benj. Franklin (20).... 296 

Dr. John (21) 296 

Jacob (22) 296, 298 

Churchill Houston 

(23) 296 

Horatio P. (24) 296 

John W. (25) 296, 298 

Aaron (26) 298 

John Welling Family. 

Welling, John (1) 299 

John (2) 299 

John (3) 299 

Charles (4) 299 

Isaac (5) 299, 300 

Charles (6) 299, 300 

Dr. Henry P. (7) 300 

John (8) 300 

William WeUiny Family. 

Welling, William (1) 302 

John (2) 302 

Joseph (3) 302, 303 




Welling, William (4) 302 

John (5) 302 

Elias(G) 302 

White, Abraham (1) 304 

John (2) 304 

James (3) 304 

Job (4) 304 

William (5) 304 

Dr. George (6) 304 

Woodhull, Eichard (1) 306 

Richard (2) 306 

Richard (3) 306, 307 

Richard (4) 307 

John (5) 307 

Capt. Nathan (6)...307, 311 

Richard (7) 307 

Richard (8) - 307 

Maxwell (9) 307 

Dr. William (10) 307 

Rev. Dr. John (11), 

307, 308 

James (12) 307, 310 

Henry H. (13) 308 

Rev. George Spafford 

(14) 308 

Dr. John T. (15)...308, 309 
Dr. Gilbert Smith (16), 

308, 310 
Rev. William Henry 

(17) 308 

Dr. Alfred Alexander 

(18) 308 

Rev. Dr. Selah Strong 

(19) 310 

Woodruff, Elias(l) 312 

Aaron D. (2) 312 

George (3) 312, 313 


Woodruff, Elias D. (4) 312 

Dr. Thomas L. (5)..312, 313 

Gen. Carle (6) 313 

Aaron D. (7) 313 

Woolsey, George (1) 315 

Capt. George (2) 315 

George (3) 315 

Jeremiah (4) 315 

Henry (5) 315 

Ephraim (6)... 315, 31& 

Jeremiah (7) 315, 316 

George (8) 316 

Ephraim (9) 316 

Yard, William (1) 317 

Joseph (2) 317 

William (3) 317, 319- 

John (4) 317, 319 

Benjamin (5) 317, 321 

Joseph (6) 318 

Archibald William (7) 318 

Capt. Edward (8) 318, 319 

Isaiah (9) 319 

Isaac (10) 319, 32a 

Daniel (11) 319, 321 

Benjamin (12) 319, 321 

Isaac (13) 320 

Benjamin (14) 320 

Edmund J. (15) 320 

John (16) 320 

Joseph A. (17) 320 

James (18) 321 

John (19) 321 

George (20) 321 

Nahor (21) 321, 322 

Benjamin (22) 321, 322 

Joseph (23) 322 

William (24) 322 

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