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Account, Accounting, acct. 

Acknowledged, Acknowledgment, ackn. 

Adjuster, adjust. 

Administered, Administration, admn. 

Administrator, Administratrix, admr., admrx. 

AflBdavit, affi. 

Affirmation, Affirmed, affirm. 

Against, agnst. 

Agreement, agrmt. 

Allegiance, alleg. 

Appointed, Appointment, appnt. 

Application, appli. 

Appraised, Appraiser, appr. 

Arbitration, Arbitrator, arb. 

Assembly, assemb. 

Assessment, Assessor, assess. 

Assistant, asst. 

Attestation, attest. 

Attorney, atty. 

Authority, author. 

Baptised, Baptism, bp. 
Biographical, Biography, biog. 
Births, Born, b. 
Bondsman, bondsm. 
Boundary, bndry. 
Brother, bro. 
Buried, bur. 
Buyer, buy. 

Captain, capt. 

Census, cen. 

Certificate, Certified, cert. 

Children, Children's chn., chns. 

Church, ch. 

Clerk, elk. 

Collector, coll. 

Commission, Commissioned, comm. 

Commissioner, commr. 

Committee, comtee. 

Company, co. 

Complainant, compt. 

Constable, const. 

Conveyance, Conveyancer, convey. 

Corrected, Correction, cor. 

Coimty, CO. 

Creditor, cred. 

Daughter, dau. 
Daughter-in-law,dau. law 
Debtor, detr. 
Deceased, deed. 
Declaration, declr. 
Defendant, deft. 
Deposes, Deposition, depn. 
Deputy, depy. 
Died, d. 
Divided, Division, div. 

Emigrant, Emigrate, emig. 

Employer, employ. 

Epitaph, epi. 

Esquire, esq. 

Estate, est. 

Exchanged, exch. 

Executor, Executorship, Executrix, exr., exrx. 

Father, fa. 

Genealogist, Genealogy, geneal. 
General, gen., genl. 
Gentleman, gent. 
God-mother, godmo. 
Government, Governor, gov. 
Grand-daughter, granddau. 
Grandfather, grandfa. 
Grandmother, grandmo. 
Grandson, grands. 
Great, g. 
Guardian, Guardianship, guard. 

History, Historian, hist. 
Husband, husb. 

Indictment, indict. 
Informant, inform. 
Interest, int. 
Intestate, intest. 
Inventory, invt. 

Judgment, judgmt. 
Juror, jur. 
Justice, just. 

Legacy, Legatee, leg. 
Lieutenant, lieut. 

Oil ^00 


Magistrate, magist. 

Marriage, Married, md. 

Marriage License, m.l. 

Master, mast. 

Member, memb. 

Mentioned, ment. 

Merchant, mer. 

Mortgage, Mortgagee, Mortgagor, mort. 

Messenger, mess. 

Mother, mo. 


Nephew, neph. 

Obituary, obit. 
Origin, Original, orig. 
Overseer, ovsr. 

Paid, pd. 

Patent, Patentee, pat. 

Petition, Petitioner, pet. 

Plaintiff, pltf. 

Portrait, Portraits, port., ports. 

President, pres. 

Prisoner, prison. 

Proprietor, Propriety, propri. 

Proved, pr. 

Purchase, Purchased, Purchaser, prchs. 

Qualified, Qualify, qual. 

Receipt, recpt. 

Received, Receiver, reed. 

Record, Recorded, Recorder, rec. 

Reference, ref. 

Regiment, reg. 

Register, regist. 

Removal, remov. 

Request, req. 

Residence, res. 

Resignation, Resigned, resgn. 

Secretary, secry. 

Seller, sell. 

Servant, servt. 

Settled, Settlement, Settler, set. 

Signature, Signed, sig. 

Sheriff, shrf. 

Sine prole (without issue), s.p. 

Sister, sis. 

Sister-in-law, sis.-law. 

Society, see. 

Soldier, sol. 

Son, s. 


Step-father, step-fa. 

Step-mother, step-mo. 

Step-son, step-s. 

Surrogate, surro. 

Survey, Surveyor, survey. 

Testator, Testatrix, testa. 
Testimony, test. 
Tombstone, tombs. 
Town, twn. 
Treasurer, treas. 
Trustee, trust. 

Unmarried, unmd. 

Vestryman, vestrym. 

Widow, Widower, wid., widr. 
Wife, w. 
Witness, wit. 

Yeoman, yeom. 



Morford of Monmouth County i- 13 

Morris of Monmouth County 14- ■^o 

Mott of New York and New Jersey 7 i-i loc 

Mount of Monmouth County 1 1 1-146 

Murphy of Monmouth County 147-150 

Ogborne of Monmouth County (See Addendum) 1 51-169 

Potter of Monmouth County 170-175 

Salter of Monmouth County 176-213 

Salter of New Hampshire 213-218 

Seabrook of Monmouth County 219-260 

Seabrook of South Carolina 260-264 

Seabrook of Edisto Island 264-276 

Seabrook of Maryland 276-277 

Shepherd of jMonmouth County 278-288 

Spicer of New York and New Jersey 289-294 

Stout of Monmouth County 295-360 

Line of John Stout 306-3 1 7 

Line of Richard Stout 317-324 

Probable Descendants of Richard Stout, 3 324-325 

Line of Mary Stout (Bowne) 325-326 

Line of James Stout 326-328 

Line of Alice Stout (Throckmorton) 328-329 

Line of Peter Stout 329-330 

Line of Sarah Stout (Pike) 330~33i 

Line of Jonathan Stout 331-345 

Line of Benjamin Stout 345-347 

Line of David Stout 347-360 

Miscellaneous Items 360-374 

Addenda and Errata 375-383 




1 THOMAS MORFORD and JOHN MORFORD, 2, came from England, and settled at 
Colt's Neck, Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J. Earlier or later, they were seated at the 
bridge crossing, between Red Bank and Middletown, on the present farm of the Coopers, in 
Middletown township.* Here, in the orchard, is a plowed-over graveyard, and adjacent, a 
stone wall, against which are three tombstones, lifted from their original positions, one leaning 
and two lying on the ground, representing all that remains of the original Morford Burying- 
ground. The tombstones of Thomas Morford, 3, and Jarret Morford, 9, and an indecipherable 
one, alone remain. 

1670. Thomas Morfort's lands are referred to in Thomas Herbert's Proprietary deed. 

1672, Sept. 4. He recorded his cattle-mark. 

1676. He had one hundred and twenty acres granted to him. 

1677. He received one hundred and thirteen acres. 

1677. Thomas Morford was of Shoal Harbor, Monmouth County, N. J. 
1695, March 27. Thomas Morford was a Grand Juror. 

1695, Dec. 5. Thomas Morford made his will, which was proved Mch. 24, 1695, i.e., 1696, 
between which dates he died. From his will we learn that he had a wife, Susannah, (proba- 
bly Susannah Leonard), whom he appointed his sole executrix, and the following sons and 

Thomas Morford ; not twenty-one years of age. 

John Morford; not twenty-one years of age. 

Catharine Morford; not eighteen years of age. 

Sarah Morford; not eighteen years of age. 

Susannah Morford; not yet eighteen years of age.. 

Johanna Morford; not yet eighteen years of age. 


3 Thomas Morford 

4 John Morford 

*In 1687, the road was laid out and ran: "Beginning at Thomas Morford's, on Navesink River, going along as the way now 
goes to the Middletown road by John Stout's Bridge." 

Book A. B. C. of Deeds, Freehold, N. J. 


5 Catharine Morford 

6 Sarah Morford 

7 Susannah Morford 

8 Johanna Morford; baptized Nov. 17, 1734. 

2 JOHN MORFORD. His relation to Thomas Morford, i, I have not seen stated, but 

1 presume that they were brothers. 

1676. He was granted one hundred and twenty acres of land. 

1676, May 4. He recorded his earmark. 

1677, June 26. He was granted one hundred and thirty acres of land. 
1695-6. He was a Grand Juror, in Monmouth County. 

1699, Aug. 31. He was one of the Jurors who met the coroner "upon Sandy Hook ye day 
above said, and went and went to ye body of a deadman, which we judged had died aboard a 
ship and shoved overboard." 

3 THOMAS MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, i, died, Apr. 12, 1750, aged 58 years, 

2 months and 10 days; hence born 1692. He married, first, Mary, daughter of Jarrat and 
Lydia Wall. She was single, in 1711, the date of her father's will, but must shortly have mar- 
ried, as her eldest son was Jarrat Morford, born 17 14. 

"1713-14 coming." Thomas Morford, yeoman, deeded land to John Wilson, Gent. 
1736. Thomas Morford, of Shrewsbury, Esq., and Hannah, his wife, sold land to John 
French, of Shrewsbury. Thomas Stillwell was a witness. 

1747, May 20. Will of Thomas Morford, yeoman, of Middletown; proved June 2, 1750, mentioned: 

Wife, Hannah 

Son, John; received his Shoal Harbor lands. 

Son, Jarrat; received land. 

Son, Thomas; received £150. 

Daughter Mary; of age. 

Daughter, Sarah ] 

Daughter, Hannah \ not yet eighteen years of age. 

Daughter, Catharine J 

Son, Joseph 

9 Jarrat Morford, born May 28, 1714; died, June i, 1761, aged 46 years, 7 months 
and 3 days. 

10 John Morford 

Thomas Morford married, second, Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah Stillwell, Esq., of Middle- 


11 Thomas Morford 

12 Mary Morford; she was of age, in 1747, as per her father's will; hence born prior 

to 1726. 

Thomas Morford married, third, Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Burdge. She was 
baptized, at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J., 10 br, 25, 1738. 


13 Sarah Morford 

14 Catharine Morford 


15 Hannah Morford; baptized, at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J., Nov. 17, 1734- 

16 Joseph Morford, born 1738. 

5 CATHARINE MORFORD, daughter of Thomas Morford, i, married, first, Edward 
Taylor, son of Edward Taylor, The Immigrant; second, probably John Ashton. 

9 JARRAT MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 3, was born May 28, 1714; died, June 
I, 1761, aged 46 years, 7 months and 3 days. He married Rebecca, daughter of Edward 
Taylor.' She was baptized, June 18, 1748, in the river, near her dwelling. 
' 1745. He resided in Shrewsbury, and as Jarrat Morford, was an Overseer. 
1746. As Gerard Morford, he was an Overseer. Town Poor Book, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1760, Feb. "Fifteenth." Will of Jarrett Morford, of the Township of Shrewfbury, 
Monmouth County, yeoman; proved, Sept. 5, 1761, by witness, George Taylor, and Nov. 7, 
1 761, by witness, WiUiam Price, mentioned: . •> rt u 

" well beloved wife, Rebeckah Morford " ; real and personal estate so long as she remains a widow. If she 
marries, the choice of beds, and furniture belonging thereto; also a riding horse and new saddle, 2 cows and 
calves, negro wench beas, and 10 sheep, and £25. u • ^v. 

If his wife marries or dies, his plantation is to be equally given to "my two sons, Thomas, haveing the 
upper part & Gorge haveing the lower part," "wheare I now leaf." ,,.,,. , u . • ^ *u >> 

Son, Thomas, also received "£so more than Gor^e, to make up the bmldings equal betwixt them. __ 

E.xecutors: "well beloued wif, Rebeckah Morford, and well beloued brother, Job Throck Morton. 

Witnesses: George Taylor, William Price and Nathaniel Taylor. 

He signed his name in full to the will. 

1761, Sept. 5. Qualification of executors, Rebeckah Morford and Job Throckmorton. 
1761' July 3. Inventory of Jarratt Morford, of Shrewfbury, County of Monmouth, 

yeoman, taken by Rebeckah Morford, executrix, and Job Throckmorton, executor, of Free- 
hold, and appraised by M^ Samuel Scott and M'^ Martin Vandyke, [sig. Martam VandykJ; 
both of the township of Shrewfbury. Amount £495-14-9. 


17 Thomas Morford, born 10 mo., 10, 1743; died 5 mo., 4, 1818. 

18 George Taylor Morford; baptized, July 28, 1765, an adult, Christ Church, Shrews- 


10 JOHN MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 3, died in 1764. He married Margaret, 
daughter of Richard Morris, of the twenty children family, prior to 8 mo., 10, 1739. 

1759. John Morford was taxed, in Shrewsbury, for £i-8-5K- 

1764, Mch. 14. Margaret, widow of John Morford, late of Shrewsbury, N. J., renounced 
administration upon his estate, in favor of her son, Jarrat Morford, and David Knott. On 
the 1 6th, they qualified, with Philip Cooper, the bond amounting to £600. They were all 
residents of Shrewsbury. Margaret, widow of John Morford, made her mark. 

1764, May I. Inventory of John Morford, of the Township of Shrewsbury, Taken by 
David Knott and Jarratt Morford, administrators, and appraised by John WilUams, Daniel 
Seabrooks and John Hance. 

" To one Silver Tankard" £6-0-0 

" 2 negro children Abraham & Hannah" £25 and £^-5 

Total amount £149-8-4 

"Sence Discovered an Award in hands of M^ Stocton, attorney, against Jerimiah Tolmon, 
of Seventy od pounds " 


1765, Mch. 16. An inventory of the personal estate of John Morford, was filed, by Jarrat 
Morford and his mother, and amounted to £469-8-4. 


19 Jarrat Morford 

1 1 THOMAS MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 3, married Easter or Hester Bowne, 
of Monmouth County, by license dated Apr. 20, 1752. 


20 William Morford, of Chanceville, Monmouth County, N. J. 

21 Thomas Morford 

22 Garret Morford 

23 Daughter ; married a Johnson, says Mrs. Shepherd. 

Mrs. Shepherd further says, that Thomas Morford, 11, was born in the Eldridge house, 
near Joseph Field's farm, and that he married Hester Bowne, of the Highlands, known as 
Riceville, Navesink or Witch Hollow. 

12 MARY MORFORD, daughter of Thomas Morford, 3, was born May 22, 1723, and 
died, Apr. 19, 1790, aged 66 years, 10 months and 28 days. She married, by license dated 
Apr. 4, 1743, Job, son of Joseph Throckmorton, born 12 mo., 10, 1720; died, Feb. 2, 1765, aged 
44 years, i month and 23 days. They are both buried in Topanemus Burying-ground. See 
Throckmorton Family. 

13 SARAH MORFORD, daughter of Thomas Morford, 3. 

On the Christ Church, Shrewsbury, Register, appears the following entry: 
Sarah, daughter of Mr. Morford, died July 14, 1748. 

I am incUned to beHeve that this is Sarah Morford, 13, yet it is possible that it is Sarah 
Morford, 6. 

14 CATHARINE MORFORD, daughter of Thomas Morford, 3, married Charles 
Gordon, Esq. 

Hannah Gordon; married Judge Jehu Patterson. 
Mary Gordon; married James P. Allen, and had 

Capt. Robert Allen 
Charles G. Allen 

16 JOSEPH MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 3, was baptized, at Christ Church, 
Shrewsbury, June 18, 1738; buried in Tennent Churchyard, with a tombstone, which reads: 
died, Aug. 20, 1765, aged 27 years, 8 months and 5 days. He married, Sarah, daughter of 
William Vankirk, by license dated Feb. 6, 1761. 

1767, Mch. 5. Joseph Morford died, leaving three children, Wilham, Lydia and Hannah, 
"not yet 14 years of age." Sarah Morford, his widow, petitioned that Dr. Nathaniel Scudder, 
of Lower Freehold, be appointed their guardian. 

1774, Apr. 30. William Perrine and Mathias Rue, of Monmouth County, signed a bond, 


of £200, in a guardianship matter, wherein it is set forth that WilHam Perrine married Sarah 
Morford, mother of William Morford, "not 14 years of age." 

1765, Aug. "Sixteenth." Will of Joseph Morford, of Township of Freehold, Monmouth 
County, "Being Sick in Body"; proved by witnesses, Peter Schenck, Richard Hults and James 
Robinson, Aug. 21, 1765, mentioned: 

Lands and movable estate, real and personal, except "what my Father in law, WiUiam Vancurck, did 
give to my Well beloved wife Sarah & those things for my s^ wife to have again," to be sold and diWded into 
four parts. 

"Unto my well beloved wife, Sarah," one part. 

The other three parts, at interest, for the three children, Lidia, William and [blank], equally, as they 
become of age, "the boy, "at twenty-one years, and the "girls," at eighteen years, or at the time of marriage. 

The children to be well brought up and have a good " Edication, " and such expense to come out of each 
child's portion. 

Wife, Sarah, "shall keep my two Daughters," or put them out, as she thinks proper. 

Son, William, to learn a trade, which the executors shall choose for him. 

Executors: John Forman and John Vancurck. 

Witnesses: Peter Schenck, Richard Hulft, [his mark], and James Robinson. 

He signed his will: "Jos Morford." 

1765, Aug. 21. Qualification of executors, John Forman and John Vankirk. 

1765, Sept. "Second." Inventory of Joseph Morford, appraised by Tho. Leonard, William 
Wikoff and Michael Henderfon, and Jo" Forman, executor, amounted to £391-7-3. Bonds, 
etc., £551-3-8. One item was: "A Silver Tancard" £6-0-0. 


24 William Morford 

25 Lydia Morford 

26 Hannah Morford; baptized Sept. 15, 1765. 

17 THOMAS MORFORD, son of Jarrat Morford, 9, married, first^^ Sarah, daughter of 
Joseph Taylor, by Hcense dated Jan. 21, 1765. 

1775, May 27. Thomas Morford was a member of the Patriotic Committee, Shrewsbury, 
N. J. 

1816, Dec. 6. Thomas Morford, Senior, of Shrewsbury, made his will; proved June 4, 
1818, and mentioned: — wife, Esther; son. Garret, his mother now living; son, Thomas Morford; 
son, George's portion in trust to son Garret; grandson, Thomas Morford, son of George; grand- 
daughter, Caroline Morford; grandson, Wardell Morford, and such other children as my son 
George may have at his decease; grandchildren, George Mount, Edward Mount, Horatio 
Mount, sons of Sarah and Joseph Mount, on condition that they pay to their sisters, Rebecca 
and Hannah, " my granddaughters" ; my daughter, Sarah Mount, wife of Joseph; my daughter, 
Hannah Perrine, and her son, Thomas Morford Perrine, not twenty-one. 


27 George Taylor Morford, born 1778; died 1827. 

Thomas Morford married, second, in 1768, Esther, daughter of Josiah Holmes. She died, 
Aug. 9, 1823, aged 85 years. 


28 Garret Morford, of Red Bank, N. J., born 1781; died 1865. 

29 Thomas Morford, bom 1776; died 1856. 


30 Samuel Morford 

31 Hannah Morford; baptized 1771; married Mr. Perrine. 

Thomas- Morford Perrine 

32 Sarah Morford 

20 WILLIAM MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 11, was born 1764; married, in 
1 788, Lydia Stout,* born 1768. She was the daughter of Mary Stout, widow, who died in 1806. t 
He had an eldest son, John Morford, as per the will of Mary Stout, in 1805-6. He was a 
weaver, in Chanceville, N. J. He was also a farmer at New Monmouth, N. J. 

1826, Nov 24. William Morford made his will, which was proved Mch. 22, 1828. 

2ii John Morford; eldest son; deceased prior to 1826, as per will of his father. 

34 William Morford, Esq. 

35 Capt. Thomas Morford 

36 Charles Morford 

37 Sarah Morford; married James Grover Taylor. 

38 Mary Morford; died, Mch. 23, 1875, in her 75th year; married Walter C. Parsons, 

who died, June 17, 1859, aged 64 years. 

39 Elias Morford 

40 Lydia Morford; married John G. Taylor, she being his third wife. She was 

married prior to 1826. 

41 Lucy Ann Morford, born June 24, 1809; married, Dec. 18, 1833, James, son of 

John G. Taylor. 

42 Joseph Morford; authority of Mrs. Silas Shepherd. 

27 GEORGE TAYLOR MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 17, was born Feb. 3, 
1778; died Oct. 20, 1827; married Maria Wardell, sister of Benjamin Wardell, of Long Branch, 
and Robert Wardell, of New York City. She was born Oct. 20, 1781; died Mch. 7, 1853. 


43 Thomas Morford, of Red Bank; born Mch. 6, 1804; died Dec. 24, 1872. 

44 Joseph Wardell Morford, born Mch. 11, 1806; died Jan. 29, 1849; married Jane 

Van Dorn. 

45 John A. Morford, of Long Branch; married Sarah A. Conover. 

46 Caroline Morford, born 1802; died 1850; married, first, Charles W. Little, born 

1802; died Jan. 20, 1827; second, Mch. 13, 1831, John Githens, born 1801; died 

Eurania S. Little, born Dec. 17, 1826. 
Mary W. Githens, born 1834; died 1854. 
Joseph Githens; baptized 185 1. 
Sarah Githens; baptized 185 1. 

47 Jane Dodge Morford 

48 Julia Ann Morford; baptized 1837; married, Jan. 17, 1844, Jacob Corlies Parker, 

*Mrs. Shepherd said that Lydia Stout had a half-sister, Molly. 
fMary Stout was born Mary Taylor, and was the wife of John Stout. 


born Nov. 17, 1816; died Aug. 25, 1855. 

49 Jarret Morford, of Bridgeport, Conn.; married 

50 Charlotte A. Morford, born Dec. 6, 1808; died May 4, 1848; married George Klotts. 

28 GARRET MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, 17, was born May 3, 1781; died 
Sept. 21, 1S65. He resided in Red Bank, N. J., and received, by his father's will, property at 
the age of twenty-five years and one month, and the balance of the estate at the age of thirty- 
four years. He married, Apr. 2, 1818, Catharine C. Wliite, daughter of Timothy White and 
Hannah, daughter of Richard Crawford, whose will was dated 1781. She was born Feb. 28, 
1798, and died Jan. 14, 1869. 

1856, Feb. 28. Will of Garret Morford; proved Oct. 4, 1865. 


51 Hannah White Morford, born May 2, 1819; died Dec. 6, 1894; married, Dec. 31, 

1840, James McCausland, born June 9, 1807; died May 25, 1844. She was his 
second wife. 

52 Elizabeth Holmes Morford, born Jan. 9, 1826; died Oct. 31, 1834. 

53 Hester Ann Morford, called "Annie," born 3 mo., 24, 1828; died Mch. 5, 1868; 

married William H. Grant, born Dec. 24, 1820; died Nov. 3, 1897. 

54 Thomas Morford; buried Mch. 24, 1827. 

55 Samuel W. Morford, born Mch. 12, 1836; married, December, 1869, Mary Ruth, 

daughter of George and Eliza Ovens, born 1849; died Feb. 8, 1903. He was a 
coal merchant of Red Bank, N. J. 

56 Henry Hobart Morford, born July 23, 1837; died Mch. 15, 1855. 

57 Thomas Finch Morford, born Mch. 12, 1838; died 1888. 

29 THOMAS MORFORD, Jr., son of Thomas IMorford, 17, was born 1776; died 1854; 
married Rebecca West, born 1782; died 1858. 


58 Dr. John Morford, born, in Shrewsbury, 1803; graduated from the University of 

New York; licentiate of Monmouth County Medical Society, April, 1824; 
and became a member of said society in 1826. From 1825, he practiced at 
Squan, N. J., where he died, Dec. 15, 1838, aged 35, 7, 25; buried in the old Pres- 
byterian Churchyard at Manasquan. He was a popular physician and an es- 
teemed citizen. He married Eliza, daughter of Col. Abraham Osborn. She 
married, 2nd, Dr. Robert Laird and died, Sept. 22, 1884, aged 71, 6, 14. Dr. 
Laird died Apr. 22, 1903. 

59 Rebecca Morford, born Jan. 25, 1822; died Oct. 8, 1891; married, Feb. 28, 1843, 

Robert Drummond, born Aug. 28, 1808; died Sept. i, 1882. 

60 George Morford; died, in 1825, aged 19 years. 

61 James Morford; died, in 1825, aged 17 years. 

62 Meribah West Morford, born 1814; died 1892; married, in 1836, Jacob Van 

Winkle, born 1805; died 1876. 

63 Emeline Morford; married, Nov. 19, 1823, Samuel L. Pyle. 

64 Austin Wing Morford, born 1808; married, Nov. 28, 1833, Mary Osborn, born 

Dec. 23, 1810'; died Apr. 14, 1872. 

65 Alexander Morford; baptized, Jan. 4, 1814, in Shrewsbury, N. J. 


32 SARAH MORFORD, daughter of Thomas Morford, 17, married Joseph Mount. 

66 George Mount 

67 Edward Mount , 

68 Horatio Mount 

69 Rebecca Mount 

70 Hannah Mount 

34 WILLIAM MORFORD, son of WiUiam Morford, 20, was born Sept. 23, 1796; 
married, first, Elizabeth Willett, who was born Feb. 14, 1794. She died Jan. 31, 1835. He 
died, Apr. 28, 1868, in his 72nd year. He was a merchant, in Chanceville, N. J. 


71 James Morford, born 1819. 

72 Henry Morford, born 1823; died August, 1881. 

73 Ehzabeth Morford, born 1830; married, Jan. i, 1854, Benjamin Frost. 

74 Margaret Morford, born 1832; died 1837. 

WUham Morford married, second, October, 1836, Joanna, daughter of Nicholas and Mary 
Johnson. She was born Sept. 6, 1804, and died Apr. 8, 1872. 


75 Margaret Morford, born 1840. 

76 George Morford, born Oct. 18, 1844; died May 10, 1903. 

35 CAPT. THOMAS MORFORD, son of William Morford, 20, married, first, Lydia, 
daughter of Samuel and Ann Tilton, May 27, 1829; second, Caroline, daughter of William and 
Mary (Chadwick) Cook, born circ. 1820. His first wife, Lydia, died, Feb. 2, 1845, aged 37 
years, 5 months, and 16 days. His second wife, Caroline Cook, was born Aug. 6, 18 19, and 
died Jan. 19, 1897. He died, Dec. 31, 1862, aged 57 years, 9 months, and 9 days. Fairview 

Issue by first wife 

77 William Morford; married Hortense Gregory. 

78 Martha Ann Morford, of New Monmouth, N. J. 

79 Sarah Morford; married, Dec. i, 1852, James H. Frost, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

80 Thomas T. Morford, of Chicago, 111., and Buffalo, N. Y.; married 

81 Kate Morford; married, Nov. 25, i860, William Story. 

82 Albert Morford; married Anne Spader. He was born Feb. 15, 1844, and died Feb. 

II, 1909. His wife was born Nov. 2, 1843, and died Apr. 18, 1876. 

83 Adelaide Morford; married, first, Dec. 18, 1867, Benjamin Frost; second, Mr. 


Issue by second wife 

84 James Morford, of Red Bank, N. J.; a cornetist. 

85 Emily Morford; married W. A. Truax. 

36 CAPT. CHARLES MORFORD, son of WiUiam Morford, 20, was the seventh son 
and was born, Mch. 25, 1807, in Middletown, N. J. With his brothers, William and Thomas 
Morford, he carried on a lumber business. He was an enterprising and successful business man. 
He married, Sept. 25, 1832, Susan, daughter of Daniel and Margaret Herbert. He moved from 


his New Monmouth residence, which he left to his son, to property, which, in 1890, was held 
by his family, on the Main Street, in Middletown, N. J. He died June 7, 1874. See Ellis' 
History of Monmouth County. His wife, Susan, was born Aug. 25, 1810, and died Dec. 25, 1885. 

Issue * 

86 John Morford, born July 2, 1833; died Jan. 8, 1905. 

87 Carohne Morford, born 1836; died 1907; married William Wurdemann. 

88 Almira Morford; married, Feb. 5, 1863, David S. WyckoflF. 

89 Lydia M. Morford; married, Apr. 2, 1863, Samuel T. Hendrickson. 

90 Margaret H. Morford 

91 Charles H. Morford; married Laura ISI. Worthley. 

39 DEACON ELIAS MORFORD, son of WilUam Morford, 20, married Fanny, daughter 
of Grover Taylor. He was born July 6, 1811, and died Aug. 7, 1877. His wife was born July 
5, 1808, and died May 13, 1866. 


92 Lydia Morford; died single. 

93 Marj' Morford; died single. 

94 William E. Morford; married Emma L. Pike. 

95 Elizabeth Morford 

96 Lydia F. Morford 

43 THOMAS MORFORD, son of George Taylor Morford, 27, was born Mch. 6, 1804; 
died Dec. 24, 1872; married Hannah Voorhees, born Aug. 27, 1812; died Aug. 21, 1882. He 
was of Red Bank, N. J. 


97 Voorhees Morford 

98 Miimie Morford, bom 1856. 

99 Frances Morford, bom 1850; died 1872. 

44 JOSEPH WARDELL MORFORD, son of George Taylor Morford, 27, was born 
Mch. II, 1806; died Jan. 29, 1849; married Jane Van Dorn. 


100 George Morford 

loi Charlotte Morford, born 1840; died 1842. 

102 Emily Morford 

103 Sarah Morford 

104 John Morford 

105 Walter Morford 

106 Thomas Morford 

45 JOHN A. MORFORD, son of George Taylor Morford, 27, was born Nov. 5, 1810; 
died May 4, 1882; married, Jan. 6, 1836, Sarah Ann, daughter of Tylee and Maria (Schenck) 
Conover, born 1814. He was a resident of Long Branch, N. J. 


107 Georgiana Morford; died young. 

108 Maria N. Morford; married, Jan. 10, 1856, Abraham T. Vandervere. 


109 Elizabeth A. Morford, born 1842; married, Oct. 26, 1869, Joseph E., son of 

Joseph L. and Caroline Hance, born 1837. 
no Tylee Conover Morford; married, Feb. 20, 1867, Annie E., daughter of John 
and Lucy Harrington. 
"Mrs. Sarah Conover Morford, widow of John A. Morford, for half a century a resident 
of Long Branch, died Tuesday, [Sept. 6, 1910], in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph E. 
Hance, at New Britain, Conn., in her ninety-seventh year. She was born near Red Bank, N. J., 
in 1813. She was the oldest original Long Branch resident, having been a month older than 
Mr. Brittain WooUey, who will celebrate his ninety-seventh birthday next November. " 

N. Y. Herald. 

47 JANE DODGE MORFORD, daughter of George Taylor Morford, 27, was born 
Dec. 25, 1812; died June 12, 1876; married, Mch. 22, 1837, Robert White Parker, born 1814. 

49 JARRET MORFORD, son of George Taylor Morford, 27, resided in Bridgeport, 
Conn. He married 


111 George Taylor 

112 Essie Taylor; married Mr. Knapp. 

55 SAMUEL WHITE MORFORD, son of Garret Morford, 28, was born Mch. 12, 
1836; married, December, 1869, Mary Ruth, daughter of George and Eliza Ovens, born 1849; 
died Feb. 8, 1903. 


Samuel W. Morford died yesterday at his home, in Red Bank, N. J., aged seventy-three years. He had 
been commodore of the North Shrewsbury Ri\'er Ice Yacht Club ever since it was organized, nearly thirty 
years ago, and owned one of the first ice racing boats ever tried on the river there. About twenty years ago 
he was Mayor of the town and for a long time had been a director of the First National Bank. He was in the 
coal business. A son and two daughters survive him. N. Y. Herald, Oct. 27, 1909. 


113 Alice Morford 

114 Anna J. Morford, born 1872; married. May 3, 1905, Walter French. 

115 Jarrat Morford, born 1873. 

116 Nellie R. Morford, born 1877; died young. 

57 THOMAS FINCH MORFORD, son of Garret Morford, 28, was born Mch. 12, 1838; 
died 1888. He married, Jan. 16, 1855, Elizabeth C. Wilbur, born 1832. He was a coal merchant, 
of Red Bank, N. J. 


117 Jane A. Morford, born 1858. 

118 Catharine W. Morford, born i860. 

119 Laura M. Morford, born 1862; married Frederick D. Wykoff. 

120 Henry W. Morford, born 1867; married Miss Patterson. 

121 Annie G. Morford 

64 AUSTIN WING MORFORD, son of Thomas Morford, Jr., 29, was born 1808; 
married, Nov. 28, 1833, Mary Osborn, born Dec. 23, 1810; died Apr. 14, 1872. 



122 Jane Osborn Morford, born 1834; married, Dec. 12, 1853, Ed^\•in Lassee Weeks, 

born 1818. 

123 Mary Lavinia Morford, born Oct. i, 1836; died July 21, 1852. 

124 Rachel West Morford, born June, 1837. 

125 Abraham Osborn Alorford; baptized Apr. 20, 1847. 

126 Thomas Ferine Morford 

127 Harriet B. Morford; married Mr. Knight. 

128 Julia Adelaide Morford, born October, 1841; married Mr. Miller. 

76 GEORGE MORFORD, son of William Morford, 34, was born Oct. 18, 1844; died 
May 10 or 19, 1903; married, 11 mo., 20, 1867, Emeline, daughter of Jacob H. and Hannah 
Masker, of Newark, N. J. He was "an active business man in Monmouth County. " See Ellis' 
History of Monmouth County. 


129 William Morford, born July 3, 1869. 

130 George Morford, born July 11, 1874; died 1875. 

131 Alice Morford, born Aug. 19, 1877. 

132 Harry Morford, born Aug. 19, 1881. 

82 ALEXANDER or ALBERT MORFORD, son of Capt. Thomas Morford, 35, married 
Anne Spader. 


133 Daughter ; married James C. Hendrickson. 

86 JOHN MORFORD, son of Capt. Charles Morford, 36, was born July 2, 1833; died 
Jan. 8, 1905; married Zilpha Maria, daughter of WiUiam Brown, born Mch. 5, 1835; died 
Apr. 23, 1905. 


134 Edward C. IMorford 
13s WilHam B. Morford 

136 Rita Morford 

136a John Morford, born Dec. 6, i860; died July 26, 1889. 

136b Carrie Morford; died, Dec. 2, 1878, aged 19 years, 7 months, and 11 days. 

91 CHARLES H. MORFORD, son of Capt. Charles Morford, 36, married Laura M. 


137 Abbott Morford 

94 WILLIAM E. MORFORD, son of Elias Morford, 39, married Emma L. Pike. 

138 Fanny T. Morford 

139 Alfrida Morford 
139a Charles Morford 

110 TYLEE CONOVER MORFORD, son of John A. Morford, 45, married, Feb. 20, 
1867, Annie E., daughter of John and Lucy Harrington. 



140 Lucy Morford; married Charles Blakely. 

141 Sarah Morford 

142 Harold Morford 


In 1878, Miss Morford, of Lynchburg, Va., wrote that her grandfather, (and she was then 
very aged), was Zebulon Morford, "who was the first one in the country"; that he settled at 
Cranbury, N. J. His sons, Stephen and Zebulon, settled at Princeton, and his son, John, at 
Middletown, N. J. This family was not of kin to the Morfords, of Middletown. It is possible 
she is right, but it is more likely they are an offshoot of the Monmouth County family. Miss 
Morford was a daughter of Stephen Morford, of Princeton. 

1739, Apr. 17, O. S. WiU of Henry Leonard; proved Feb. 11, 1739, O. S., stated that he 
was of Shrewsbury, Gent., and mentioned: 

Wife, Lydia 

Daughter, Mary Leonard; not twenty-seven years of age. 

Daughter, Sarah Leonard 

Daughter, Susannah Leonard 

Daughter, Parthenia Cook 

Daughter, Margaret Leonard 

Daughter, EHzabeth Leonard. [She was, apparently, only daughter by wife, Lydia.] 

Executors: Brother, Samuel Leonard, brother-in-law, Thomas Morford, and sons, Samuel and Thomas 

1772, July 24. At BurKngton, N. J., Joseph Barber, of Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Mor- 
ford, of New Jersey, were married. 

1775, Mch. 2. Henry Barber and Rachel Morford were married. 

St. Mary's Church Record, Burlington, N. J. 

1777, July I. John Morford took the Oath of Allegiance, in Bucks County, Pa. 

1779, Nov. 5. Geames Bound married Hester Morford. Reformed Church, Freehold, N. J. 

1784. Thomas Morford, Overseer. Shrewsbury Town Poor Record. 

The following Monxnouth County Morfords were in the Revolutionary War. 

John Morford, in Capt. John Walton's Troop Light Dragoons. 

John Morford, in Capt. Kenneth Hankinson's Company, First Regiment. 

Noah Morford, in Capt. Kenneth Hankinson's Company, First Regiment. 

Joseph Morford; supposed to have died on a prison ship; a brother of William Morford. 

It is a family tradition that he was captured and died on the prison ship, in WaUabout 
Bay, New York, and that he died of starvation. Provisions were sent to him by his relatives 
and friends, but each time they were directed to "J. M.," and there being another prisoner 
whose name was Jos. Morris, of Port Monmouth, N. J., they were all given to him. 

Stephen Morford 

Daniel Morford 

James H. Morford, of Monmouth County, N. J., born 1850; married, Dec. 13, 1875, Anna 
S. EUiot, born 1855. 


Robert Morford, born 1878. 

Edward H. Morford, of Monmouth County, N. J., married, Oct. 26, 1898, Ella V. Peck- 
ham, of Germantown, Pa. 

The name, Morford, in old records, is also spelled Maurfoot and Morfoot. 

1786, Aug. 12, John Morfort and his wife, Mar>' Forman, were members of the Yellow 
Meeting House congregation. 

1815, Sept. 25. Will of John Morford, of Freehold; proved Sept. i, 1817, mentioned: 
Wife, Mary- 
Kinswoman, Melinda, daughter of James Lloyd. 
Friend, David Parine, who had been kind to him in sickness and health. 

John Morford died, Aug. 5, 1817, aged 66 years, 9 months and 23 [25?] days. 
Mary, wife of John Morford, died, Oct. 21, 1815, aged 62 years, $ months and 9 days. 

Baptist Burying-ground, Freehold, N. J. 




The early history of the Morris Family, of Monmouth County, N. J., is so interwoven with 
the early history of the Morris Family, of Westchester County, N. Y., that the two are fol- 
lowed from necessity. 

The Morris Family rose in Monmouthshire, Wales, about the middle of the 15th Century. 
In 1635, they were seized of the estates of Tintern, Denham and Ponterry, then occupied by 
Lewis, William and Richard, sons of William Morris, of Tintern. 

1 WILLIAM MORRIS, of Tintern; married 


2 Col. Lewis Morris, born 1601; died 1691. 

3 William Morris, born 1612. 

4 Mary Morris, born 1614. 

5 Capt. Richard Morris, born 1616; died 1672. 

6 Thomas Morris; perhaps. 

2 COL. LEWIS MORRIS, son of William Morris, i, was born in 1601, and succeeded, 
upon the demise of his father, to the estate of Tintern, in Monmouthshire, Wales. During 
the Civil War, in England, he espoused the cause of Parliament and raised a troop of horse, 
in punishment for which, when defeated by the Royal hosts of Charles I, his estates were con- 
fiscated, but with the decapitation of this monarch and the elevation of Oliver Cromwell 
to the Protectorate, he was indemnified for his losses. 

In 1654, he was sent by Cromwell to the Spanish West Indies to make himself master of 
those seas, and was aided in this undertaking by his nephew, Capt. John INIorris, (son of his 
brother, William Morris), who had emigrated, some years before, to Barbadoes. 

In 1655, the Protector sent Capt. Lewis Morris a Colonel's commission and instructions 
to join his forces, with those of Admirals Penn and Venable, in an attack on Hispaniola, (Haiti), 
and to land his troops according to his own discretion, but the assault failed, owing to non- 
compliance with his directions. Before joining this expedition, O'Callaghan says: " 'he prized 
himself at so high a rate,' that he demanded a present of one hundred thousand weight of sugar 
to pay his debts, before he would consent to accompany the fleet." He finally, however, did 
go and was present at the reduction fo Jamaica, after which he returned to Barbadoes. 



The Restoration occurred in 1660, and Col. Lewis Morris deemed it expedient to remain 
at Barbadoes, upon the estate he had bought some time before. 

In 1663, he acquired, with others, the adjacent Island of St. Lucia. 
At Barbadoes, he became an opulent merchant and planter, and a Member of the Council. 
At his seat, near Bridgetown, he entertained George Fox, in 1671, whose religious beliefs he 
had accepted. As a Friend, he signed the address to the Governor and Legislature, protesting 
against the ill-treatment of the Quakers, and refused to pay church dues and minister's money 
and to furnish men and horses for the Militia and was, consequently, fined a large amount in 
pounds of sugar. He, apparently, continued in membership with this Society till his death, in 
1691, for he left legacies to be paid, annually, to the Shrewsbury, N. J., and New York City 
Friends' Meetings, to be raised, respectively, from his estates at Tinton and Harlem. 

In 1673, Col. Morris came to New York City, in response to a letter announcing the death 
of his brother. 

New York, 29th Oct., 1672. 
Worthy Sir, — 

Since my reception of yours by Wm. Shackerly, no opportunity of conveyance to you hath presented 
from hence till this present. Although by the way of Boston, I suppose you would sooner receive the sad tidings 
of your brother's decease, in whom as you have lost an only brother so have I a dear friend; I shall not insist 
upon many particulars relating thereto; our general letters arriving to you herewith I hope sufficiently inform 
you; yet I cannot but reflect upon the transitorj^ condition of poor mortals, when I frequently call to mind in 
how little time God hath been pleased to break a family, in taking away the heads thereof; first, a virtuous 
young woman in the prime of life, and then a man full of strength and vigor, inured to hardships, of whom there 
is remaining but one poor blossom, of whom j^et there may be great hope with your kind friendship, for it is a 
lovely, healthy child, and was well at Harlem, where it is at nurse, and I went to see it yesterday. I was also 
at the plantation on the other side, when there was some public correction of two or three negroes, and break- 
ing the necks of a mutiny among the white men by Mr. Gibbs, and through his v-igilance it is now in good 
order. The crime of the negroes is reported to be so natural to them, which was both stealing and receiving 
stolen goods. 

Worthy sir. 
The Governor presents you his Your most dutiful 

kind respects and service. Humble servant, 

Col. Lewis Morris, ■ Matthias Nicoll. 

At the Island of Barbadoes. 

Bolton's Westchester, Vol. II, p. 287. 

The brother thus alluded to by Matthias Nicoll, was Capt. Richard Morris, a merchant, 
of New York City, recently arrived from Barbadoes, who resided on a plantation just over the 
Harlem River. This he had purchased in conjunction with his brother, Lewis Morris, who 
owned a two-thirds part thereof. 

Lewis Morris' arrival was opportune, for the Dutch had recently captured the Province of 
New York, and the estate left by his brother, Capt. Richard Morris, was in jeopardy, and to 
some degree had already been violated, while his, Lewis Morris,' individual estate had been 
confiscated, by proclamation, Sept. 20, 1673. Walter Webley, with good intent and the 
interest of a relative, had removed some of the effects to Shrewsbury, N. J., where resided Lewis 
Morris, a young kinsman, to whom Col. Lewis Morris was well disposed. This younger scion 
of the family was among the first purchasers of Navesinks, and his obligations were guaranteed 
by Col. Lewis Morris: 

" Mor he pays for Young Lewes Moriss. A: 330 at 13": g"" pr. an. from 1670=11:00:00." 

To distinguish the two, Col. Morris was called "the Elder," Sr., Esq., and Colonel, while 
the younger man, during the lifetime of the Colonel, was called Lewds Morris, Jr., which gave 
way, upon the demise of the Colonel, to Lewis Morris, of Passage Point: 


1 68 1, Aug. 2. Lewis Morris, Jr., was confirmed in three hundred acres of land and meadow, 
as a "First purchaser of Navesinks." The land was located at Middletown. 

To this kinsman's home, apparently, Webley and Colonel Morris both went, in order 
to get a survey of the situation. Colonel Morris soon acquiesced in the moderate demands 
of the Dutch and went about getting his tangled affairs in shape. 

Free Pass for Walter Webly. 

"Whereas I am informed that Walter Webly still scruples to come hither, through fear that he should 
be molested, on account of the efifects which he hath removed hence, for the benefit of the orphan child of 
the late Richard Morris, therefore have I thought proper, on the request to me made in his behalf, to grant 
to said Walter Webly again free conduct and passport, and at the same time to make known that it was 
never intended to seize the effects of said child, but only those belonging in lawful propriety to Col. Lewis 
Morris. A. Colve." 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, 26'^ 7^^'', 1673. 

"On request made on behalf of Col. Lewis Morris, pass and repass is granted to him to come into this 
government, on condition that he attempt nothing to its prejudice during his sojourn. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, 29"" of September, 1673. . Anthony Colve." 

1673, Sept. I. The curators of the estate left by the deceased, Richard Morris and 
Walter Webley are summoned before The Worshipful Orphan Masters and notified to ad- 
minister and report thereon as soon as possible. 

Upon the accession of the Dutch, the recently appointed guardians of the estate and heir 
of Richard Morris, viz., Messrs. Nicoll, Delavall, Steenwyck, Berry and Gibbs, were super- 
ceded in oflice by Col. Lewis Morris, who, by a series of efforts, brought order out of chaos: 

"The Governor-General having read and considered the petition of Lewis Morris, requesting in substance 
the guardianship of the minor child of his deceased brother, Richard Morris, and of his estate, without any 
exception, to be managed and administered for the behoof of said orphan child, further to enjoy the same 
privileges as are granted and allowed to the neighboring Colonies of New England and Virginia, &c. IT IS 
ORDERED : The Petitioner is allowed to have the guardianship of the surviving orphan child of his deceased 
brother, the late Richard Morris, and granted such power to take into his keeping all goods, effects, negroes and 
servants, as belonged in lawful property to the said Richard Morris at his decease, on condition that he pay 
therefrom the deceased's funeral expenses, but he shall, first of all, deliver in here a correct inventory of the 
property left by the deceased, to be recorded in the Orphan Chamber, which being done, the necessary letters 
of administration shall then be issued to him. What regards the Petitioner's request to import into this 
government some necessaries for advantage and maintenance of said orphan and estate, the petition is allowed, 
provided it be done with such ships as are already here or will be permitted, and on paying such customs and 
public duties as are paid by other inhabitants. Regarding the request that he may have such privileges as are 
granted to New England and Virginia by the Proclamation, dated [blank] last, the petition is refused and denied, 
being an inhabitant of Barbadoes, which consequently cannot be considered with the neighboring Colonies of 
New England and Virginia. Moreover, the Petitioner shall be at liberty to show where any property belonging 
to the plantation is lying, and then order will be given for its restitution to the right owner. And finally, 
the Petitioner is allowed to employ such substitutes and servants as in case of his living or dying, shall from 
time to time, with advice of the Orphan Chamber here, be deemed necessary for the greatest advantage of the 
orphan, on condition that the Petitioner and his agents shall remain bound at all times to afford said Orphan 
Chamber due account, proof and balance of their administration. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, this ii''^ of October, 1673." 

New York Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. II, p. 631-632? 

"On the petition of Lewis Morris, requesting that he may have a grant of the plantation of his late brother, 
Richard Morris, for the benefit of his orphan child, with the cattle and other dependencies thereof, together 
with the guardianship of said child, &c. IT IS ORDERED : That the Petitioner be allowed the requested 
Bouwery, buildings and materials thereon, for the benefit of the minor orphan child, on a valuation made by 
impartial arbitrators; in like manner the Petitioner shall be at liberty to appropriate, without any order, all 
the chattels which he can attach that have been removed from the Bouwery, on condition that they be brought 
to the Bouwery and inventory thereof delivered in; and whereas, since the surrender of the place, divers 
articles have been removed hence by Walter Webly, it is herewith ordered that said goods be returned to the 


plantation for the benefit of the child, when the Petitioner shall be granted letters of guardianship; the govern- 
ment will appropriate on account, the fat cattle, such as oxen, cows and hogs, on condition of being responsible 
for the payment of the orphan's share. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, this 17"^ October, 1673." 

New York Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. II, p. 637. 

1673, Oct. 19. "Mess"^^ Francis Rombouts and Gabriel Minvielle are this day, by order 
of the Governor, authorized to appraise the goods received by Egidius Luyck from the houses 
of Captain Lavall and Walter Webly, agreeably to delivered inventory, and to render a report 

"Whereas, it has been found that the two-third parts of the estate left by the late Richard Morris belong 
in real propriety to his brother, Colonel Lewis Morris, a resident of the Island of Barbadoes in the Caribbees, 
whose estate by the Proclamation dated the 20"' of September last, is confiscated for the behoof of the govern- 
ment, and it being therefore necessary that in addition to the guardians and tutors of the aforenamed Richard 
Morris' surviving orphan child, some one be commissioned on the part of the government to regulate said 
estate. Therefore have I resolved to commission and qualify Balthazar Bayard to that end. as he is hereby 
commissioned and qualified to assume the said estate for the two-third parts thereof which belong to the govern- 
ment, with said guardians, by name Mess''^ John Lawrence, Stephanus van Cortlant and Walter Webly, for 
the one-third part thereof inherited by them; to adjust and settle the debts and credits; to sell the remaining 
p)ersonal property, and thereof to deliver in to the Secretarj''s office pertinent account and balance, when order 
shall be issued what further disposition shall be made therein. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, this ist November, 1673." 

New York Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. II, p. 650-651. 

"To the Hon'^'^ Anthony Colve, Governor-General of New Netherland. 
Right Hon^''^ Sir: 

Whereas, departing on your pass from New Orange to Oysterbay, and so to New Haven, I have recovered 
there some of the missing estate belonging to my nephew's plantation within your jurisdiction, I therefore 
humbly request you to be pleased to grant me a pass to enable me to bring said property which belongs to my 
nephew, who is one of your subjects, with the sloop belonging to my cousin's plantation, known by the name 
of Bronck's land, or to New Orange, or to Oysterbay, or to Silvester's Island; my affairs being such, your 
compliance herewith will oblige me to be and remain, 

Your Honor's faithful friend, 

In the name and at the request of 

Lewis Morris." 

ORDERED: The Petitioner is allowed to come hither in person, and to bring all such goods as law- 
fully belong to the late Richard Morris' orphan child, also said orphan's boat. 

This 30'*" g^", 1673. By order of the Governor-General 

of New Netherland. 
(Signed) N. Bayard, Secretary." 

New York Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. II, p. 664. 

"Whereas John Lawrence and Stephanus van Cortlant, guardians of the surviving orphan child of Richard 
Morris, dec"^, excuse themselves from regulating the estate for the behoof of the general creditors, therefore 
the Governor-General of New Netherland hath resolved, on behalf of said creditors, to commission and 
appoint, for that purpose. Mess" Dirck van Clyff and Walter Webly, who are hereby recommended, with 
Balthazar Bayard, the already appointed Commissioner, to aid in regulating, in the speediest manner, the estate 
of the abovenamed Richard Morris, and to report the result to the Governor. 

Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 28'"^ February, 1674." 

New York Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. II, p. 691. 

1675. Complaint of Gabriel Minville, of New York, attorney for Lewis du Bois, of Esopus, 
against Lewis Morris, for the unlawful detention of a negro and negress, belonging to said 
Du Bois. 

Answer of Gabriel Minville, attorney for Lewis du Bois, to the complaint of Lewis Morris. 
The suit was protracted till 1680. 

Col. Lewis Morris must have been favorably impressed with the country in and around 


Shrewsbury, N. J., during his brief sojourn there, in 1673, for he shortly secured grants of land 
amounting to upwards of six thousand acres. One portion of his holdings, lying at Shrewsbury, 
N. J., between Swimming River and Falls River, containing 3840 acres of land, was confirmed 
to him, Oct. 25, 1676. He called this locality Tintcrn, after his Welch home, and speedily 
took up a residence thereon and set about developing the iron mines on the premises, which 
Spicer and Grover had started a short while before. This district still is known as Tinton. 
•Colonel Morris was also instrumental in giving the name of Monmouth to the county that 
now carries that name. He resided here man}^ years, but finally withdrew to his plantation 
"over against the town of Haerlem, commonly called Bronck's land." This property was 
part of the tract of five hundred acres that he bought with his brother, Richard Morris, aug- 
mented by fourteen hundred and twenty acres more, the whole being confirmed to him, by 
patent from Gov. Andross, Mch. 25, 1676. His title he perfected by an Indian confirmation 
dated Feb. 7, 1684. 

1682-3. Lewis Morris sought from the Council, a patent, for the land that he had lately 
bought of Samuel Leonard and Leonard Hunt. 

1685. LcAvis Morris, of Shrewsbury, received a power of attorney from Richard Richard- 
son, of Barbadoes, to collect debts in New Jersey, New York and New England. 

1685, July 26. Col. Lewis Morris, of Tinton Manor, merchant, received a patent, for one 
thousand acres of land, on the South side of Monmouth River, alias Allawayes Creek, etc., in 
exchange for one thousand acres of land, on the Delaware River, granted Sept. 15, 1681. 

1689, Apr. 23. Lewis Morris, commonly called Colonel Morris, of New York, deeded to 
William Bickley, of the same place, one thousand acres of land, granted to him, by the executors 
of John Fenwick, July 26, 1685, lying on the South side of Monmouth River. 

1690. He was called Lewis Morris, of Tinton, when he received a patent, of three hundred 
and forty acres of land, in Middletown. 

Advancing years, and the care of a large estate, failed to keep Colonel Morris aloof from 
public life. 

In 1 68 1-2, he was elected a Representative to the Assembly, from Shrewsbury, but his 
place became void, by reason of his appointment, February, 1682, as a Member of Deputy- 
Governor Thomas Rudyard's [New Jersey] Council, which he held during 1682 and 1683. 
As a Member of the Council, he was one of the Judges of the Quorum, for Essex, Middlesex, 
Monmouth and Bergen Counties. 

From 1683 to 1686, he was a Member of Governor Dongan's [New York] Council. 

1686, September. Court of Sessions, held at Middletown. Lewis Morris, who had been 
arrested, was brought before the Court to answer concerning an informacon brought in about 
the death of a Negro woman named Francke; the s** Morris did appear with a habeas corpus 
from the Governor Gawen Lawrie to be removed to the next Court of common right, to be 
holden at Amboy Perth, etc. 

Col. Lewis Morris married twice. Bolton, Vol. II, p. 290. 

"Before leaving Barbadoes, Lewis Morris had, unfortunately, married a woman of low extraction and 
bad conduct, whom he brought with him to America. During Morris' last illness, this woman destroyed all 
the family papers she could lay her hands on and so remodeled his will, as to leave herself, and one Bicldey, 
her accomplice, the whole personal estate, with negroes and silver. The fraud, however, was so exddent, that, 
when young Lewis came of age, some years after his uncle's death, the Legislature gave him possession of the 
estate, as his uncle's heir-at-law." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

If the record of birth given to Col. Lewis Morris is correct, he was about ninety years of 
age when his will was drawn, and perhaps, impressionable to undue influence, but there is such 
strong evidence of his affection for his wife, and generous provision for many friends, vigorously 
and lucidly expressed, that it seems difficult to reconcile the treachery attributed to his wife. 


Further, he sets forth, at length, a sufficient number of grievances to account for his 
estrangement from his nephew, Lewis Morris. There was some irregularit\- in the execution 
of the will and several erasures, which suggests that the testator may have meant to revise it, 
but I think it doubtful. Be that as it may, it was successfully probated, and, as Colonel 
Morris' wife had, in the meantime, died, between Feb. 7, 1690 and May 8, 1691, letters of 
administration were granted to Lewis Morris, his nephew and next of kin. 

1690, "this seventh day of this twelfth month, called February." Will of Col. Lewis 
Morris, commonly called Colonel Morris, of New York, made at "my plantation over against 
Harlem, in the province of New York," "to prevent all discords and variances"; proved May 
8 and 15, 1691, mentioned: 

"Whereas I formerly intended to have made my nephew, Lewis Morris, son of my deceased brother, 
Richard Morris, my sole executor; his many and great miscarryages and disobedience toward me and my wife, 
and his causeless absenting himself from my house, and adhering to and advizeing with those of bad life and 
conversation, contrary to my directions and example unto him, and for other reasons best known to myselfe, 
I doe make and ordaine my dearly beloved wife, Mary Morris, sole executrix of this my last will and testament;" 

To the meeting of Friends, at Shrewsbury, in Monmouth Co., five pounds current money of New York, 
per annum, forever, to be paid out of his plantation, at Tinton ironworks, to be paid on 25th March yearly. 

To Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury, two hundred and fifty acres on the westermost part of his two thous- 
and acres, lying between Swimming River and Hop River, Monmouth Co., — he pajdng quit rent one half 
penny, sterling, per acre. 

To Lewis Morris, of Shrewsbury, one of his best mares in the woods, and £20, New York currency. 

To his nephew, Lewis Morris, son of his brother, Richard Morris, as soon as he attains the age of twenty- 
one, the residue of the estate, i. e. his plantation and iron works, at Tinton, with all lands, etc., etc., all his 
negroes on that plantation, cattel, horse, kinde, swine, and all other creatures ; all household goods, utensils, 
etc., bills, bonds, patents, books of account, debts belonging to ye place, all profits, etc.; also one flat handled 
spoon, one small tankard, one salt cellar, one small sugar box, all of silver, one small cabinet sealed up; — 
wherein is four pearl necklaces, three or four jewels set in gold, and several other things of value; one negro 
woman named Bess, — which formentioned plate, cabinett, and negro woman, were his brothers — unto which 
he adds all the children of said woman, Bess, except one that is otherwise disposed of ; i dozen silver spoons, 
one large tankard, one large tumbler, one small tumbler, and one porringer^ all of silver; all of which last men- 
tioned things he gives to his nephew in lieu of some things that are lost and supposed to be embezzled by Walter 
Webley; also £20, in silver, current at New York, and ten guinneys, the whole given with this restriction and 
limitation, that he shall quietly and peaceably acquiess and submit himself, wholly and absolutely, unto every 
thing mentioned in the will, and shall make no opposition against the same, but to his power shall perform and 
fulfill all things whatsoever that on his part I have hereby enjoyned unto him; otherwise, it is my final deter- 
mination and result, that if my said nephew, Lewis Morris, his heirs, etc., on any pretence or right from his 
father aforesaid, whether. by partnerships with me or purchase, or any way else, shall, at any time hereafter, 
either by himself, or any other person or persons claiming from, for, by or under him or them, by any manner of 
way or means whatsoever, make any demand or pretend any right, etc., to any part of the estate that now doth 
or may hereafter belong to me, more than I have by these presents entitled unto him, and in such case, I do 
hereby make void all and every part of w'hat I have hereinbefore given unto my said nephew, Lewis Morris. 

In case of any disturbance by my said nephew, concerning the premises hereby otherwise bequeathed, 
and that my said dearly beloved wife, Mary Morris, her heirs, etc., shall thenceforth and then immediately 
enter into possession, etc., and enjoy all the before recited premises, legacys, etc., given or to be given to my 
said nephew, Lewis Morris, if he or any, under pretence of him, shall at any time molest my said wife, her heirs, 
etc., in her or their peaceable enjoyment of whatsoever estate, etc., that is or shall be herein and hereby given 
unto her or them, etc., only giveing unto him; and I doe hereby give unto my said nephew, Lewis Morris, the 
sum of ten pounds, current money of New York, to be paid unto him by my said executrix, etc., in case of any 
such disturbance or molestation as aforesaid. 

Unto my honored friend, William Penn, my negro man YafT, provided the said Penn shall come to dwell 
in America; other\vise the said Yaff is to serve my said wife, equally, with other negroes. 

Unto William Bickley one negro girl named Maria. 

Unto Wm. Richardson one negro boy named Jack. 


Unto Sam'l Palmer one negro girl named Buckey. 

Unto my negro man Toney, the cooper, the sum of 40 shillings a yeare, during his life, besides his usual 

Unto my negro woman Nell her freedom and liberty to goe att large wheresoever she shall please after the 
decease of my said wife. 

These last two bequests on condition that the said negroes shall be obedient and respectful to his wife. 

Unto John Adams, of Flushing, the sum of five pounds, which is due to me on his obligation. 

Unto my said nephew, Lewis Morris, all my land and meadows att Mattinicot, on Long Island, together 
will all the profits and privileges thereof, etc., together with one-half of all my pewter and one-half of all my 
house linen for bedding and tabling that is on my plantation over against Harlem, and all my printed books, 
e.xcept such as my said wife shall please to reserve unto herselfe. 

The above legacies are given under the same provisions relating to the earlier bequests to his nephew, 
Lewis Morris. 

Unto ye meeting of Friends, in the province of New York, the sum of six pounds, per annum, to be paid 
out of my plantation over against Harlem aforesaid, in the said province, etc., and on every 25th of the month 
called March, yearly and every year, forever. 

The remainder of my estate and plantation, both real and personal, where I now inhabitt over against 
Harlem aforesaid, I give unto my dearly beloved wife, Mary Morris, her heirs, etc., the lands thereof, contain- 
ing about two thousand acres, etc., together with all houses, barns, etc., woods, negroes of all kinds, cattell, 
swine, sheep, horse, kinde, and all other creatures and improvements whatsoever, also all goods, household 
stuff and utensils, money, plate, and everything else moveable, etc., within doors, etc., that now is, or hereafter 
shall be in my possession, etc., except what is here otherwise disposed of. 

Unto my said dearly beloved wife all that my houses, land in New York city, situate over against the 
bridge, unto all appurtenances, profits and advantages whatsoever thereunto belonging, with all deeds, pat- 
tents, writings, bills, bonds, obligations, and all things else whatsoever, named and unnamed, belonging. 

Unto John Bowne, of Flushing, one negro girl named Abba; is att old Thomas Hunts. 

Unto Miles Foster one servicible negro boy, such as my dearly beloved wife shall appoint. 

Unto Richard Jones, merchant, of New York, one negro boy or negro girl, such as my dearly beloved 
wife shall appoint. 

Unto William Bickley and my nephew, Lewis Morris, all my right, etc., in and to the ship Friends' 
Adventure, as also of all my part of her profits and advantages, by freight or otherwise, to each of them the 
equal alike part. 

Unto my said nephew, my gold scale and my negroman Yeabba; and whereas, I have bequeathed unto 
my said nephew, Lewis Morris, all my estate at the ironworks, at Tinton, with this expression, viz., (as soon 
as he shall attaine to the age of 21 years), etc., I doe now revoake ye said expression as to time, giving unto 
him full power and authority to enter into and possess the said estate, etc., immediately after my decease, etc.; 
all the rest of my plate and money, silver and gold, I give unto my dearly beloved wife. 

I appoint my trusty firiends, Richard Jones and Miles ffoster, of New York, John Bowne, of Slushing, 
Wm. Richardson, of Westchester County, Richard Hartshorne and John Hance, of the County of Monmouth, 
and Wm. Bickley, of Westchester County, aforesaid, to be my executors in trust, and overseers, etc.; and in 
regard to the remoteness of their abodes from one another, I do order that any three of them may act as they 
shall find needfull, provided Wm. Richardson, Wm. Bickley, or Richard Hartshorne be of that number; and 
for want of a 3d persons in the County of Monmouth, Richard Hartshorne and John Hance may act there as 
they shall find cause, or may choose a 3d person to act, etc. 

Witnesses: Johannis Vermilje, Jan Tibout, Lamueert Zoches, Davied Lillies, and mark of Susannah 
Roberts, and Wm. Bickley. Bolton's Westchester, Vol. II, pp. 290-203. 

" The last will and testament of Colonel Lewis Morris having been exhibited, and the six witnesses severally 
appearing before me, two of them only, to wit, Da\'id Lylly and Susanah Robert were able to give oath in 
due form of law, that the said will was signed, sealed, and published to be the last will of said Lewis Morris, 
and the e.xecutrix being dead, and there appearing several razures, and all the witnesses having declared that 
they knew nothing of the said razures except Wm. Bickley who declared he knew of them and wrote the will, 
but knew not for what end the said razures were made. And the said will remaining not proved nor executed, 
the said two witnesses David Lylly and Susanah Roberts were accordingly sworne, and administration granted 
to Lewis Morris, next of kin of the said Colonel Lewis Morris. 

Dated May 8, 1691. H. Slaughter." 

New York Wills, Lib. 3-4, p. 197. 

The inventory of his estate amounted to £4071. 



7 Miss Morris; married John Walters, and probably died without issue. "At the 

attack upon Chepstow Castle, which was defended by Sir Nicholas Kemish, the 
king's general, Lewis Morris was the second in command. After an obstinate 
resistance, the garrison was reduced by cutting off the supply of water which 
ran through the estate of Pearcefield, then owned by Col. Morris' son-in-law, 
John Walters, and setting fire to the castle. From this circumstance, the family 
assumed as their crest a castle in flames, with the following motto, 'tandem 
vincitur' — at length he is conquered." Bolton's Westchester, Vol. II, p. 285. 

3 WILLIAM MORRIS, son of William Morris, i, was born in 161 2. He was seated at 
Denham, and upon the breaking out of the Rebellion, he actively sided with the Parliamentary 
party. When clefeated, he considered it discreet to cross the ocean until the storm had blown 
over, but was lost at sea. 


8 John Morris 

4 MARY MORRIS, daughter of William Morris, i, was born in 1614. 

It is stated that she married Walter Webley. Of this I have no proof, but have ascer- 
tained the following facts about Walter Webley, who may have been confused with a reputed 
husband of Mary Morris. 

Walter Webley was a resident of New York City, or of the region just over the Harlem 
River, likely on property adjoining Capt. Richard Morris, in 1673, when the Dutch subjugated 
this province. His active interest in caring for the effects of Capt. Richard Morris' infant 
child, and the estates of Capt. Richard and Col. Lewis Morris, portions of which he took to 
Shrewsbury, N. J., to place beyond the reach of the Dutch invaders, brought him into direct 
conflict with that authority. Col. Lewis Morris made peace for him however: 

"On the urgent request of Col. Lewis Morris, Walter Webly is allowed to retain his residence within this 
government, on previously taking the oath of allegiance. 

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, this 19''' of October, 1673." 

He, however, shortly violated his parole and was fined in consequence thereof: 

"Feb. I, 1674. 
The Fiscal, Pltff. 

Walter Webley, Deft. 

The Pltff. alleges that the Deft, hath been contrary to the Proclamation of the 12'^ X*^" last, in the 
enemy's country and brought letters thence hither; concludes therefor that the Deft, shall be condemned in the 
fine according to the placard, &c. 

Deft, answers that he hath pursuant to the Proclamation, delivered the letters into the Secretary's office 
and says, he hath had before this a pass to go in search of his uncle Morris, which he claims he can again do, 
on said pass, &c. 

The Governor-General and Council having heard the Fiscal's demand and Deft's excuse condemn the 
Deft, for the reasons aforesaid, in a fine of eight Beavers, with costs. 

Note — 'Tis ordered that the above Beavers shall be applied one-half to the Fiscals and the other half to 
the Church." 

The preceding suit estabUshes the relationship of Walter Webley to Col. Lewis Morris; 
he was a nephew and not the brother-in-law, as has been stated heretofore. Further cor- 
roboration of Walter Webley's residence and relationship lies, in the application of Lewis 
Morris to transport his nephew's goods, and the order, issued, in pursuance thereof, Nov. 30, 


1673, wherein he alludes to his cousin's plantation, in Bronck's land. The use of the term 
cousin, for nephew, was general in the phraseology of that day. 

When Col. Morris, in 1674, returned to Barbadoes to wind up his business in that island, 
he appointed Walter Webley his attorney: 

1674. Walter Webley was the agent of Lewis Morris, for a grant of land. 

1675. Judgment of the Mayor's Court, of New York, for plaintiff, in the case of Walter Webley, trustee 
of the estate of Richard Morris, plaintiff, and Peter Aldrix, defendant, for the recovery of a negro woman. 

1679. Walter Webley was a witness, to a will, in Westchester County, N. Y. 

What became of this Walter Webley, I do not know, but he may have been living, in 
1 69 1, when his uncle. Col. Morris, spoke disparagingly of him in his will, alluding to his re- 
taining various silver pieces. These may be some of the things that he took, eighteen years 
before, to secrete them from the Dutch, and if so, it proves Col. Morris had a singularly re- 
tentive memory and unforgiving disposition. 

"unto w"^^ I add the Children of the said Negro Bess, (E.xcept one that is otherwise Disposed of), and One 
Dozen of Silver Spoons, One Large Tankard, one Large Tumbler, One Small Tumbler, and one Porringer, all 
of Silver, all of which last Menconed things added, I give and bequeath unto my Said Nephew, Lewis Morris, 
in Lieu of Some things that are Left and supposed to be embezelled by Walter Webley. " Will of Col. Morris. 

The relation of the preceding Walter Webley to the following Thomas Webley, I conceive 
to be a brother, for Walter Webley is the established nephew of Col. Morris, and Thomas 
Webley, in his will of 1698, solicits the kind intervention of his "christian kinsman, Lewis 
Morris," [the Governor], in his settlement of his affairs. 

1684. Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury, was a Debtor. 

1684. Thomas Webley, of Fenwick's Colony, was a witness. 

1685 and 1687. Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury, was a witness. 

1687. Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury, was a bondsman. 

William West, of Shrewsbury, called Thomas Webley "my loving and trusty brother." 

1687. Thomas Webley was a witness. 

1687 and 16S8. Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury, was an appraiser. 

1688. Thomas Webley succeeded Robert Hamilton, as Clerk of the Court, and Recorder, 
of Monmouth County. 

In 1 69 1, he was willed two hundred and fifty acres of land, at Tinton, by Col. Lewis 

In 1694, Thomas Webley deposes that he is "thirty ffour Yeares or thereabouts" of age. 

1700. Thomas Webley, of Monmouth County, was a Grand Juror. 

1 701, Oct. 25. Thomas Webley, of East Jersey, Gentleman, attorney for James Wasse, 
of London, "chyrurginon," sold three hundred acres of land, near a branch of Morris' River, 
called Quiahocking, to Jonathan Beere, of Salem Town, gentleman. 

At a Court of Sessions, held at Shrewsbury, the Third Tuesday in October, 1700. 

"Thomas Webley having spoke several contemptuous and reproachful words in the Court, and having 
otherwise misbeha\ed himself in the presence of the Court, the Court therefore order that said Thomas Webley 
doe immediately pay the sum of five shillings for the use of.the poor, or be put by the constable in the stocks for 
the space of two hours." 

Thomas Webley paid the said five shillings for the use aforesaid. 

1698-9, Jan. 10. Will of Thomas Webley, of Shrewsbury, yeoman; proved Mch. 29, 
1703, mentioned: 

Wife, Audria 
Daughters, Catharine 


Only son, John 


His estate in Wales, inherited from his father; an estate coming from his uncle, Edward Webley; land 
at Shark River or Squancum, and lands at Barnigat Beach. Personal property, including books. His Christian 
kinsman, Lewis Morris, is asked to try and obtain something for "my Indian Wright at Croswicksum. " No 
executor is named. 

Witnesses: William Woolley, John Tilton, Johanna Grant or Gaunt and Abiah Edwards. 

1702-3, Mch. 9. Inventory of the personal estate of Thomas Webley was made by 
Nicholas Brown and William West; included a negro boy, and amounted to £40-0-0. 

He married Audrey, daughter of Bartholomew and Catharine (Almy) West, and was lost 
at sea on a voyage to London. 

In 1687, Audrey Webley was a witness. 

1705. His wife, Audrey Webley, was a witness to a Shrewsbury marriage. 

It was probably she who was a witness, as late as 1732, to another marriage, at Shrewsbury. 

Thomas Webley stood high in favor with Col. Lewis Morris, who gave him lands, in ]\Ion- 
mouth County, in his will: 

"unto Thomas Webley, of Shreswbury, aforesaid, Two Hundred and fifty Acres of Land, to be Laid out 
att his Charges, on the Westermost Parte of my Two Thousand Acres y' Lyes between Swimming River & 
Hop River," etc. 

Issue; supposed, of Mary Morris Webley 
Walter Webley 
Thomas Webley 

These two brothers, Walter Webley and Thomas Webley, had an uncle, Edward 
Webley, so called in the will of Thomas Webley. He was a resident of Monmouth County, and 
probably died without issue: 

1686, Feb. 14. Edward Webley bought lands, of the Indians, at Crosswicks, Monmouth 

1686. Edward Webley sold lands, in Monmouth County, to Thomas Webley. 

Thomas Webley, by his wife, Audrey West, had 

Issue, as per his \\\\\ 
John Webley; married Elizabeth (Woolley?) 
Catharine Webley; married Philip Edwards. 
Ann Webley; married Richard Chambers. 
Mary Webley 

Of these children, John Webley received, in 1698, from Governor Lewis Morris, and his 
wife. Dame Isabella, of Shrewsbury, sole heir of his uncle. Col. Lewis Morris, certain lands, 
in the deed to which he was spoken of as, a son of his kinsman, Thomas Webley. 

John Webley resided at Shrewsbury, where he was a witness, to marriages, in 1720 and 
1721, and in 1715, the same, with Ann Chambers. 

The following data concerning the Webleys has been accumulated, but it needs more 
research to disclose, with certainty, the relationship of the individuals. 

Baptisms — Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1747, May 9. Audrey Webley, aged 231^ years; [born 1724]. 
Ann Webley, aged i8>2 years; [born 1728]. 
Catharine Webley, aged 2ij4^ years; [born 1726]. 


1747, May 24. Audrey, daughter of John Webley, aged 23 years; [born 1724]. 
Catharine, daughter of John Webley, aged 22 years; [born 1725]. 
Mary, daughter of John Webley, aged 20 years; [born 1727.] 

1747, Nov. 21. Thomas and Elizabeth Webley had daughter, Sarah, baptized, aged 
— weeks. 

1748, May 8. Margaret, daughter of John Webley, was baptized. 

Mary, daughter of John Webley, was baptized. 

Burials and Deaths — Christ Chltrch, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1749, Mrs. Webley, wife of Thomas, was buried, March 6. 
1762. Elizabeth Webley died, aged 67 years; [born 1695]. 
1775. John Webley died, aged 82 years; [born 1693]. 
1789. Ann Webley died, aged 61 years; [born 1728]. 

1742. Margaret Webley was a witness, to a marriage, in Shrewsbury. 

1692, May 12. Mary Webley married to Joseph West, by Peter Tilton. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Browne, his mark. 
Mary Williams 
Audrey Webley 
John West 
Thos. Webley 

Marriage Licenses 

1740, Dec. 13. Audrey Webley and Joseph West, both of Monmouth County. 
1748-9, Mch. 24. Catharine Webley, of Shrewsbury, and Peter Slocum. 

1756, July 27. John Webley and Elizabeth Wardell, both of Shrewsbury. 

1757, Jan. 23. William Smith and Margaret Webley had a license to marry. 
1759, Nov. 17. Mary Webley and Jonathan Slocum, both of Shrewsbury. 
1765, Oct. I. Sarah Webley and Daniel Taber, both of Shrewsbury. 

Marriages, Christ Church, Shrewsbury. 

1749, June 27. Peter Slokom and Catharine Webley, both of Shrewsbury, by license. 

5 CAPT. RICHARD MORRIS, son of William Morris, i, was born in 1616. He, appar- 
ently, accompanied his brother, Lewis Morris, to the Barbadoes, where he settled, and by his 
marriage to Miss Pole, of that island, largely increased his wealth. He was appointed Captain, 
in the regiment commanded by his brother. Col. Lewis Morris. 

In 1670, he settled in New York and engaged in mercantile life. His residence was in that 
portion of Westchester County, later created into the Manor of Mojrisania. This land he 
bought in conjunction with his brother. Col. Lewis Morris. 

He died in 1672 ; and his wife, Sarah, some time earlier, leaving an infant about six months 
old. The changing of the government from English to Dutch and back again, occasioned some 
confusion in the guardianship of the infant and settlement of his father's estate: 

1672, September. "Whereas Captain Richard Morris, of this city, merchant, died intestate, leaving a 
considerable estate behind him, and whereas his brother, Colonel Lewis Morris, hath a great interest for the 
protection of the estate, it is judged requisite that some extraordinary care should be taken," and in con- 
sequence, Gov. E. Andross appointed Mr. Matthias NicoU, Mayor of the city, Capt. Tho^ Delavall and Capt. 


Cornelius Steen-nych, of the Council of His Royal Highness' Government, Capt. John Berr>' and Mr. Tho^ 
Gibbs, to be administrators. 

1672, July 26. Capt. Richard Morris, merchant, of New York City, had a grant of one 
thousand acres of land, on the Delaware River, over against New Castle, from PhiUp Carteret. 

9 Le^vis Morris; knowoi as Governor Morris, born Oct. 15, 167 1; died 1746. 

6 THOMAS MORRIS, supposed son of William Morris, i. 

The degree of kinship, of Thomas Morris to Lewis Morris, has never been positively proved 
but he was, evidently, upon the same plane of descent from a common ancestor. This is estab- 
lished by a careful study of dates, appearing under Lewis Morris, his son, 10. From these I 
deduce that Thomas Morris was born about 1630, and was, of necessity, either a brother or a 
cousin of Col. Lewis Morris. He probably never came to this country. 

The original William Morris of Tintern, had four sons, Lewis, William, Thomas and Rich- 
ard. Bolton,* 2nd edition, Vol. 2, p. 455. 

Hotten, in his Original List of Persons of Quality, 1 600-1 700, gives: 

Births. Parish St. Michael's, Barbadoes, 6 Feb., 1678, Dorothy and Thomasine, daughters 
of Capt. Thomas Morris and Sarah, his wife. 

Thomas Morris is also mentioned in a census of St. Michael's Parish, with wife and three 
children. These allusions may be to Thomas Morris, 6, but I deem it doubtful. 

ID Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, Shrewsbury, N. J., born about 1655; died 1695. 

8 JOHN IVIORRIS, son of William Morris, 3, received a Captain's commission in 1651. 
In 1688, he was drowned, and his body, found under the walls of Deal Castle, was buried 

with military honors. His descendants are still numerous in the Barbadoes. Bolton. 


11 John Morris 

12 William Morris 

13 Lewis Morris 

14 Richard Morris 

9 GOV. LEWIS MORRIS, son of Capt. Richard Morris, 5, the "one poor blossom of 
whom yet there may be great hope, " was born Oct. 15, 167 1, and died in 1746. ' 

The anticipations of greatness, expressed by Mr. NicoU, were quickly realized, when Lewis 
Morris, merged from an unruly youth, into a Judge of the Sessions, at the age of twenty years: 

1690, '92, '95, '96, '97, 1700, '01, '03, '04. He was a Judge of the Court of Sessions, sitting, alternately, at 
Middletown and Shrewsbury, N. J., and with him, on the same bench, sat, also as a justice, his kinsman, Lewis 
Morris, of Passage Point, for many years and until his death. 

In 1700, he was President of the Court of Sessions. 

About 1694, friction arose between the two Justices Morris, on the one hand, and their 
neighbors on the other, which culminated in law suits: 

1694. The Grand Jury indicted Lewis Morris, of Tinton Manor, for fencing in the highway, and a little 
later, again indicted him for "stopping and fencing in ye highway that goes to Freehold and Middletown." 

*Bolton drew from a manuscript history of the family, written by Valentine Morris, of England, a descendant of an elder 
brother of Captain Richard Morris. This Valentine Morris was born in 1727. 


Called upon to take cognizance of this indictment, it was an awkward situation for his 
judicial associates, and they hedged for time, by diplomatically directing a process for his 
appearance, at the next Court. The finale of this attempt to restrain Morris was as audacious 
as it was amusing: 

Thomas Gordon was appointed by the Court, King's attorney, and when the case of Morris was called 
" the King's Attorney demanded a Fee of any one that would employ him to plead to the indictment. There 
was no one that would prosecute the said Morris, so that the presentment was quasht." 

But the fight was not over. At the Court of Sessions and Common Pleas, held at Shrewsbury, 
the 26th and 27th days of September, 1698, Lewis Morris, of Tinton Manor, was again presented 
by the Grand Jury, for fencing in the highway, between Tinton Falls and Swimming River 
Bridge; and still again, for a like offence, was he indicted, Sept. 12, 1699. This persistent 
opposition to the encroachments of Lewis Morris brought about a mutual dislike and hatred, 
which found further expression when, in 1700 and 1701, in the Quit Rent fight, the people 
defied the Justices, who were impotent in office, and whose Sheriff was restrained by the people, 
from levying on goods, and whose Constables were powerless to arrest. The greatest scene in 
this drama, perhaps, was the seizure of Governor Hamilton, Justices Lewis Morris, Samuel 
Leonard, Jedediah Allen and Samuel Dennis, the King's Attorney- General and Secretary, 
Clerk of the Court, and the under Sheriff, who were holding a Court of Sessions, at Middletown, 
Mch. 25, 1 701, by about one hundred persons, who "kept them under guard, close prisoners, 
froni Tuesday, the 25th of March, till the Saturday following, being the 29th of the same month, 
and then released them. " 

Apparently this attack and incarceration had been premeditated for some time: 

1700,- July 30 the Ambition & folly of Morris being known to the people of Monmoth they sent 

to advise with their neighberring Countys Middlesex & Essex what was best & most convenient to be done who 
generaly advised to secure themselves & oppose Morris & the rest that assert & would endeavour to set up Col 

Hamiltons arbitrary & illegal power & withall have promised assistance if ocation requires we feare 

what may be [the] event of these things you know how hot headed Morris & Leonard are & itt may be feared 
their pride & mallis may cause great trouble if not prevented. It is the general resolution of the Country that 
if they make future disturbance to apprehend Haniilton Morris & Leonard & secure them ontill his Majesties 
pleasure shall be known concerning them Letter to Jeremiah Basse. 

1 71 1. Lewis Morris was appointed Second Judge, of the Supreme Court. 

1 715. He was appointed Chief- Justice of New York, and so remained for the succeeding 
eighteen years. 

Lewis Morris must have possessed, naturally, a fine, legal mind, for though not bred to the 
law, he continued to rise in judicial prominence, until he attained the greatest heights of dis- 
tinction. Even his opponents conceded his ability, but his rulings were not infrequently par- 
tisan, and he carried this bias in favor of his friends to the end of his career : 

"At the time of the preparation and filing of the Bill in Chancery, Lewis Morris was Governor of the Pro- 
vince. He had long been conversant with the matters in litigation and was deeply interested in the issue of 
this most important case — holding a large part of his property in New Jersey by Proprietary rights, Gov. Morris 
had presumed, without, as was alleged, due authority, to erect a Court of Chancery, and to exercise the pre- 
rogatives of Chancellor. Could the Bill in question have been, with its Answer, submitted to his adjudication, 
the plaintiffs would, undoubtedly, have obtained just such a decision as they desired. But this favorable 
prospect was blighted by the decease of the Governor in May, 1746. " Hatfield's History of Elizabeth, N. J. 

Aside from his judicial positions, Lewis Morris held other high office. He was, frequently, 
a Member of the New York and New Jersey Assemblies, as also a member of various Governors' 

1693, '94> '95- He was a member of Governor Hamilton's Council; New Jersey. 

1697, '98, '99. He was a Member of the House of Deputies; New Jersey. 

1698, Apr. 7. Jeremiah Basse superseded Hamilton, as Governor, by a Commission, dated 
July 15, 1697. When he had occupied this position thirteen months, friction arose between 


himself and Morris, which prompted the latter to raise a question as to the sufficiency of his 

For some cause, which I am now unable to state, Lewis Morris, May 10, 1699, demanded 
that Governor Basse and Council should sign a blank wTit against Obadiah Holmes, Sheriff of 
Monmouth County, but the Governor and Council were unanimously of the opinion that it 
ought not to be signed during the sessions of the Court, not remembering any such practice in 
this Province, and knowing the said Holmes " to be a Sufficient man & easy to be come at, any 

The GoA-ernor and Council then ordered Lewis Morris and George Willocks to be brought 
before them and to give security for their appearance at the Court of Common Right, and to be 
of good behaviour, otherwise a mittimus to be issued "to convey them to Goal till they Should 
find Security," which Mr. Morris desired an hour or two to consider. 

When Mr. Morris was notified, that £300, security, was called for, he refused, and said he 
would not give it, especially for the good behaviour as by no overt act had he in any way given 
occasion to them to suspect it. 

Events now followed thick and fast. At the Court of Common Right, held, at Perth 
Amboy, May 11, 1698, at which sat Basse, and his Council: 

"Lewis Morris, Esq'', came into open Court & demanded by what authority they Kept Court, the 
Court declared by the Kings Authority. He denyed & being asked who was dissatisfied besides liimself, he 
said one & all, the Court Commanding the sd Morri's to be taken into Custodie, Coll: Richard Townley, Andrew 
Hampton, both of Elizabeth Towne, with three or four more cryed out one & all, & he, the sd Lewis Morris, 
said he would fain see who darst lay hold on him, & when a Constable, by order of the Court, layd hold on 
him he, in the face of the Court, resisted." 

For this, he was committed for contempt of Court. There must have been a short but 
tempestuous scene before Morris was lodged in Woodbridge jail, for, 

1698, May 12. "Matt: Moore aged 31 years or there abouts makcth Oath that he was in Court & see 
Lewis Morris affront the Govern'': & upon which the Govern'': ordred him to withdraw but would not & still 
gave the Governour very Saucy Language upon which he ordred the Constables to arrest the sd Lewis Morris, 
but he the sd Lewis Morris withstood the sd Constables & would not suffer them to come nigh him, upon 
which the sd Constables commanded me to lay hands upon him which I went to take hold on him, he made 
some resistance, & did endeavour to draw his Hanger, but I being quick prevented him." 

And several others made similar affida\ats. 

Concurrently with this event, Lewis Morris was elected to serve in the General Assembly, 
for the town of Perth Amboy, and on the 15th of May, the Sheriff, of the County of Middlesex, 
made his return. This was a moral reinforcement of Morris, and his associate, Willocks, who 
were promptly rescued, b}' their friends, who battened in the jail with a heavy plank. No 
sooner were they free, than they returned to the attack. Basse had, temporarily, installed in 
his place, Capt. Andrew Bowne, and to him and the Council, Willocks and Morris addressed the 
following letter, which was dehvered by Mrs. Willocks, May i6th. 


We are now able (God be thanked) to treat with you any way you think fitt if you had valued either your 
own or the welfare of the Government your procedures had been more calm Your day is not yet out, & it is 
inyour power to follow the things that make for peace, & if you do not, at your door lye the consequence, our 
friends will not suffer us to be putt upon, farewell. 

Geo. "Willocks Lewis Morris 

When Jeremiah Basse was replaced, as Governor, by his predecessor, Hamilton, Lewis 
Morris was again returned to the Council. 

1700. Lewis Morris was President of Governor Hamilton's Council. 

1700, July 23. Col. Hamilton hath put Mr. Morris into Commission of his Council & Justice believing 

him to be the onely man that can make the province Submit to him as Governor & itt is saide Morris 

hath given out that he will carrie his point in makeing the people submit to Coll Hamiltons Government or 


he will embrue the province in Blood In this posture things stand in this County & we beleive Including 

the Scotch that throughoutt the province theare is six to one against owneing Col Hamilton Governor and 
almost all biterly against Morris, whome they looked uppon as the first man as Indead he was that opposed 
Government, &c. Signed Andrew Bowne, Rich. Hartshorne one of y^ Council. 
1 701. He vi^as a Member of Governor Hamilton's Council. 

1 701. Lewis Morris was active, in the behalf of the Proprietors, who desired to surrender 
their rights of government to the Crown, and "Inbehalfeof aU y^ Proprietors Residing in East 
Jersie, " signed the memorial to that effect. 

1702. Lewis Morris was in London, suggesting the surrender of New Jersey to the Crown, 
and so impressed the Lords of Trade, that they suggested to the Secretary of State, that the 
Queen should appoint him temporary governor, but nothing came of it, as it was decided to 
consoUdate New York and New Jersey under one government. For his endeavors in England, 
Governor Hamilton gave him a grant of land. 

1703. Lewis Morris was a Member of Lord Cornbury's Council. 

1703. Lewis Morris was the head of the Scotch party, who, by reason of a Scotch governor, 
Hamilton, "carryed it with a high hand ag' the rest of the Inhabitants." 

1705. Lord Cornbury wrote that Lewis Morris "does give his tongue too great a liberty. " 

1705. Again did Lewis Morris offend Lord Cornbury, who suspended him from the Coun- 
cil, and wrote: "he will always obstruct the Queen's service, and indeed he has so intirely 
given himself up to the Interest of the Proprietors, that he can see with no other eyes but theirs. " 
But, apparently, Levds Morris was too valuable a man to be continuously suspended, for, in 
1707, Lord Cornbury was commanded, by the Lords of Trade, to restore Lewis Morris to the 
CouncU, upon his sub/nission. 

1707. Lewis Morris wrote, at considerable length, to the Secretary of State, in England, 
a full account of the Condition of the Province of New Jersey, wherein he scored his enemies and 
paraded his own loyalty. 

1707. June 28, Philadelphia. Col. Robert Quary, writing to the Lords of Trade, said: 
"Mr. Jennings & Coll: Morris, with the assistance of two or three others, was very hard 

at work in hatching the most scandalous paper, that I ever saw in my life;" and further on 
said that Col. Lewis Morris, "at the mouth of them all, told his Lordship, that the Queen's 
order & instructions did not concern or affect them," i. e. the New Jersey Assembly. 

1708. Lewis Morris was proposed by Lord Lovelace for membership in his council, to 
which he was appointed. 

1709. Lewis Morris was the subject of complaints, in letters of great length, written by 
Lord Lovelace, accusing him of changing his principles, and turning from party to party, as 
served his interests, and, as Lord Cornbury had said of him, he was possessed of "neither good 
Principles nor morals. " 

1709. He was suspended by Lieut. -Governor Ingoldsby from the Council, but was rein- 
stated by the Lords of Trade, who stated that he had been removed for insufficient reasons. 

1709, April. The Lieutenant-Governor and Council of New Jersey, viz., Richard Ingoldsby, 
William Sandford, Dan: Coxe, Robert Quary, William Pinhorne, Richard Townley and Roger 
Mompesson, addressed Governor Lovelace, at New York, at considerable length, upon the great 
disorder prevailing throughout the Province, wherein they impeached him for want of tact and 
force, and attribute much of the existing state of affairs to Lewis Morris. Alluding to the 
Assembly, they say : 

"Their Resolutions of not raising any money for the Support of the Governm'. nor of making or repairing 
jayles, a work of so absolute a necessity, But finding them so throwly Guided & Driven by Mr Morris and 
Sam' Jennings whose mischevous tempers this poor Country hath for many years past groaned under, we 
thought it our duty in Conscience to testifie to her Sacred Majestic our dislike and abhorrence of the Same." 

.... "and that we conceived those disturbances to be wholly owing the uneasie and disloyall Princi- 


pies of Two men in that Assembly, M"" Lewis Morris and M"" Sam'. Jennings a Quaker, never known to be 
consistent with themselves, Men to whom all the factions and confusions in the Government for many years are 
wholly owing." 

.... ''As to M"" Morris the whole County where he lived namely the County of Monmouth are witness 
to his troublesome temper, whereby he was a perfect torment to his neighbours ; those who know him best have 
most reason of complaint, And since he came to write man hath been Eminently concerned if not Principall in 
all the Rebellions & Disorders that have been in this Province, as may appear by his own hand writing" 

"there is hardly a County in the Eastern Division wherein he did not succeed to stirr them to dangerous 

and notorious Riotts and Rebellions, but only the County of Bergen where he did not faile for doing mischiefe 
for want of good-will, But that the Dutch People therein were wiser, and treated him with that Contempt 
his Evill Designs Required; ffor his old and Present Confederate the Nonjuror Willocks and He made a Journey 
(or Voyage) into that County to Infuse the same notions of Rebellion ags' Governm' as they had preached at 
Elisabeth Town, with better success. But all they got of that People was They did not understand oversetting 
of Governm' and pulling Magistrates Judges and Justices from the Bench; It was a werke they had no liking 
to; and so closed their Resolutions among themselves, that they would not have to do with the Spiker-maker ; 
That was the very term of Contempt (being Dutchmen) they used towards Morris grounded upon the Iron 
works his Unkle left him." . . 

"But after the Red-hott Letters of M"'. Morris Especially that to the Governm' . . which is wrote with 
that Pride and venom that Bedlam would scarce afford a man mad enough to sett a Governm' at such 
Defiance and treat Gentlemen with that contempt ; and his and Willocks their Short Epistle . . aforesaid 
brought into the Councill by M'"^ Willocks whilst the Assembly was sitting, and Morris and Willocks aboard 
a Sloop turning it in the Bay before the Town, Firing Guns as by way of Defiance to the Governm'. and the 
Record of com'on right . . in all which Morris was personally contriver and actor of the Disorders as also 
the Records of those Dangerous Riots in Essex County (after Morris^ Inconsistencies had made him Almanzor 
like change Parties) carried on by the same Principles and the same men that Morris had stirred up into Re- 
bellion, where a Body of about seventy horse came Purposely to destroy the Courts, Pulled the Magistrates 
of the Bench, tore their Cloaths from their Backs, Striking and abusing them with the greatest Billinsgate 
Language they could find as appears by the Record of the Court of Sessions at Newark . . A Place where 
Morris himself in Person with most of the same men had used a Court much at the same Rate but a little 
before. So that his affording them Precepts and Examples the last Rebellion (tho he was not Present) may 
Justly be laid at his Door. As also that other Ryott of forcing the Keys of the Jail of the County of Essex from 
the High Sheriff, and abusing his Person, and setting Criminals at liberty, being no more than was done by the 
same men, (as appears by the Records of the Court of Com'on Right) but a little before in Middlesex County, 
for M"". Morris when with a Beam of an house they Batterd Woodbridge Jail to Pieces and set him and his 
Seditious Companion Willocks at liberty. Who were there committed for Severall High Crimes and Misde- 
meanours as appears by the Presentm' of the Grand Jury" . . 

.... "And we have Just reason to say that the Disturbances of this Province seems to be owing wholly 
to those two men viz'. Lewis Morris and Sam' Jennings, their naturall tempers and the constant business of 
their lives was to be always in Broiles, always in Contention; Humanum est Errare, sed Diabolic'n perseverare; 
Those mens Extravagances are a large field; But after an Instance or two more of Morris's Inconsistencies 
shall desist." 

.... "Have but patience till the year 1700 and you will find him quite another man wonderfully changed 
in less than two years time. Then you shall find him accept of Comissions from the Proprietors Governm*, 
and declaring that he would go through with them, and if any man resisted he would spill his Blood or he should 
Spill his; for he made no Scruple of Conscience, and would go through with the office he had accepted from y'^ 
Governm' though the Streets ran with Blood. " . . 

.... "it is apparent what opinion his old friends had of him. Even those whom he led into the former 
Violences against Government, who broke Jayls to release him His own words are these viz*. 'It was your 
complaint I had left you in the lurch like a villain, deceived you, ingaged you in a Business and left you in the 
middle of it. That if I came to your Town you would tear me to pieces and more Expressions of this nature 
you used. ' . . So that we think he has proved his Inconsistences himself under his own hand plain Enough, 
without any need of our Paraphrase or Explanation, and upon the whole matter. The Question lies only here 
whither he was Guilty of Rebellion in the Year 1698 or in the year 1700." 

1 7 10. Lewis Morris, having taken up a permanent residence on his Morrisania plantation, 
was sent, as a Deputy, from Westchester County, to the New York Assembly, to which he was 
returned until 1728. 

1 7 10. Governor Himter wrote the Lords of Trade that Lewis Morris had been expelled 


from the New York Assembly, for pressing the reconsideration "with some warm expressions, " 
of a motion to lev)^ for the Gov^ernor's yearly expenses twenty-five hundred ounces of plate, 
"which they interpreted to be falsely and scandalously vilifying the honour of their house." 
Nevertheless Lewis Morris had the confidence of his constituents, for he was promptly returned 
to the Assembly. As a reward for his defence in the Assembly, Governor Hunter appointed 
Lewis Morris, Chief- Justice, of New York, in 1715. 

1 71 1. Lewis Morris wrote a lengthy letter to John Chamberlayne, Esq., defending Gov- 
ernor Hunter from an attack, on the part of the Clergy, for not removing a dissenting minister 
from the parsonage at Jamaica, and installing the Rev. Mr. Poyer therein. 

1712, June 2. Jacob Henderson, Missionary, of Dover Hundred, in Pennsylvania, writing, 
concerning the state of the Church of England, in New York and New Jersey, stated that "y^ 
Quakers or other Dissenters, " had "at their head one Coll: Lewis Morris, a profess'd Church 
man, but a man of noe manner of principles or credit, a man who calls the service of the Church 
of England Pageantry, who has joyned in endeavours to settle a conventicle in the City of 
New York and whose practice it is to intercept letters, and let such as pleases him pass, and those 
y' doe not he destroys as can be fully proved." 

This, with a further arraignment of Colonel Morris, with Governor Hunter, provoked 
an answer, in which the writer said that "a little Helebore might do him, (the Rev. Mr. Hen- 
derson), more good than a reply," and denying these imputations said, "if a mans outward 
behaviour at home or abroad and in all the duties of his life is a true means of judging of a 
man all who know anything of Coll Morris will say that he is unexceptionable." 
1715, Mch. 28. Governor Robert Hunter wrote to the Lords of Trade: 

"M'' Mompesson our Cheif Justice is dead, I have commissionated Lewis Morris, Esq"", in his room for 
these reasons amongst others, that he is a sencible honest man, and able to live without a salary, which they 
will most certainly never grant to any in that station, at least sufficient to maintain his Clerk. " 

Despite the doubt in Governor Hunter's mind, Lewis Morris must have been voted a 
salary, which was raised in due time and provoked antagonism. For Governor Montgomerie 
reduced this salary as Chief Justice, which had been enlarged from £130 to £300, upon the 
ground of increased work, although the true reason was " that the Chief Justice being a Member 
of the Assembly in 171 5, when the revenue was given, his salary was augmented by the great 

number of his friends he had then in the House, and for the ser\dces he did there" 

"This the people of the province have often complained of since I arrived here, " and his salary 
was cut £50. 

Between 1720 and 1728, Lewis Morris lived on apparently amicable terms with the Gov- 
ernor, Burnett, and in similar friendly relations with Burnett's successor, Montgomerie, despite 
the reduction in his salary. But another state of affairs prevailed upon the arrival of Governor 
Cosby, in 1 732. Lewis Morris, as Chief Justice, favorably sustained the claims of Rip Van Dam, 
President of the Council, between Montgomerie's death and Cosby's coming, for a salary which 
Cosby desired to cut one half. This decision provoked the ill-will and even hatred of Cosby, 
who addressed him a discourteous letter with personal reflections and innuendoes. To this 
Morris made a dignified reply, but Cosby removed him from office. An indignant populace 
turned against Cosby and supported IMorris, whom they shortly returned to the Assembly 
by an enormous vote and with great rejoicing throughout the city. The Zenger case arose from 
this act, and Hberty of the press followed, despite Cosby's efforts to suppress it. 

1733, May 3, Burlington. Governor Cosby, writing to the Duke of Newcastle, gives his 
version of the situation in the following letter: 
"My Lord, 

On my arrival at New York I found M'' Lewis Morris Chief Justice, M'' James Delancey Second Judge 
and M'' Frederick Phillips the third Judge of the Supreme Court of that province ; the two last Men of good 


Characters both, as to their understanding and integrity, but the Chief Justice a Man under a general dislike, 
not only for his want of probity but for his delay of Justice, his excessive pride and his oppression of the 
people. These things. My Lord, I have been obliged to hear, without the mention of any one virtue in his 
behalf. I have often e.xpected that he would come to me as others before him thought it their duty to former 
Governours, from whence I might have an opportunity to tell him of these complaints; but whether it be owing 
to his pride, his folly, or some unaccountable humour, he has not been once to visit me since I have been here, 
and I have no reason to think, that any admonition would have the least effect upon him, or if it would, things 
are come to that pass, that I can no longer suffer him to sitt upon that Bench. I will point out a few of his 
faults, and give an instance to prove each, that Your Grace may see I do not displace without reason. And: 

First, of his partiality. Some years ago the dissenters of the parish of Jamaica in this province brought 
an Ejectment against the Church Ministers for the Church he preached in and was possessed of; when the 
Tryal came on, the Defendant's Council demured to the Plaintiffs evidence; Morris the Chief Justice desired 
them to waive the demurer, telling them that if the Jury found for the Plaintifi he would grant the Defendants 
a new tryal; the Defendants Council were very unwilling to do it, but however knowing the Man and fearing 
the worst from him if they refused they did consent, and the Jury found for the Plaintiff; the Defendants 
Council moved the next term (before Judgement) for a new tryall, and urged his promise, he denied at first 
that he gave any, but when they offered to make oath of it, he said a rash promise ought not to be kept, and 
never would grant them a new Tryall; whereby they lost their Church, and the Dissenters have ever since had 
it; its talked and believed to, that he was bribed to it, but as I have had no proof offered me, I have made no 
inquiry about it; his partiality however is evident. 

Secondly, his delay of Justice. The complaints of this to, are the subjects of every day's discourse, in 
term time especially ; I will single out one instance only, wherein not only his delay but likewise his injustice 
will appear. One Renselaer, brought his Ejectment against another Man, which the Lawyers tell me, is done 
on a feigned Lease for a term of years. The cause proceeded to issue, and a special verdict was found. The 
points of Law were afterwards argued before him at several times by Council on both sides, after this they 
expected and moved for Judgement, term after term, till the lease whereon the Ejectment was brought was 
pretty near expiring ; then the PI'* moved that we would either give Judgement or enlarge the time of the 
lease; but he would do neither, so the Lease expired and the Pl'^ lost the benefit of his suit after a tedious at- 
tendance and a vast expence. 

Thirdly, his oppressing the people, by giving them a great deal of trouble, and puting them to a fruitless 
expence, both, of time and money, in their attendance on the Courts. The constant method he takes in opening 
and adjourning the Court is thus: he adjourns it to eight or nine in the morning, but seldom opens it till 
twelve, one and two, and sometimes three in the afternoon, tho' the Jurys and others who have business are 
waiting from the hours adjourned to, not knowing when to expect him, and fearing to be fined if they happen 
not to be there. Irregular hours proceed from several causes, some whereof are his pride in makeing the world 
wait his leizure and his intemperate drinking in which he often spends whole nights ; this he does in term time 
in the Town of Xew York. In the Circuits it is still more intolerable, for there, these hours of adjournment and 
sitting are not only like those, but the people who go forty or fifty miles from their habitations, live at much 
greater ex-pence and loose more time, and sometimes after Jurys have been summoned, witnesses subpened, 
partys attended, and all the Justices of the Peace and other Officers have gone to the place appointed for holding 
these Courts, as by ordinance of Morris's own procuring, they are directed and waited their several days in 
expectation of the Chief Justice, who then alone was to go the Circuits, he has not come to hold the Court. 
I have heard the damage that one County has sustained by one neglect of holding the Circuit Courts, computed 
at above two hundred pounds. To remedy in some measure this grievance, the Assembly have, since my come- 
ing to the Govern' given the Second Judge a Salary, and now both, the Chief Justice and Second Judge are 
obliged to go the Circuits or forfeit their Salary. Besides, in some of the Northern Countys he has neglected 
going the Circuit near four years." 

In 1734 Lewis Morris went, as an agent, to England to inform the Home Government of 
the situation, but while treated with distinction, he failed in his mission to secure Cosby 's re- 
moval, though it was determined that Morris had been removed from the Chief Justiceship 
on insufficient cause. 

In 173S Lewis Morris was appointed Governor of New Jersey. The references to this re- 
markable man in the Documentary Histories of New York and New Jersey are too numerous 
to further quote in extenso, but ejiough has been given to furnish something of an insight into 
his strength and his peculiarities. 


Lewis Morris was a member of the Church of England and much interested in religious 
matters, which secured him the backing of the church party, in England: 

1700. Lewis Morris wrote a letter to the Bishop of London, concerning the state of religion 
in the Jerseys, and paid his respects to his Middletown neighbors, saying, "they are, perhaps, 
the most ignorant and wicked people in the world. Their meetings, on Sundays, are at the 
Public House, where they get their fill of rum and go to fighting and running of races, which 
are practices very common all the Province over." 

His estimate of the inhabitants elsewhere, was only a little less severe: "The youth of the 
whole Province, are very debauched and very ignorant. The Sabbath day seems there to be 
set apart for rioting and drunkenness. In a word, a general ignorance and immorality runs 
through the youth of the whole Province." 

This severe arraignment was, in part, an effort on the side of Lewis Morris, to secure to 
himself, the appointment of Governor of the Province, by propitiating the Church of England, 
and, in part, an effort to settle his grievances with the people of Middletown, of whose frequent 
indictments and contempt he had had such abundant evidence. Apparently the poor opinion 
each had of the other, was reciprocal. 

Lewis Morris was a Member of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, and a liberal benefactor and Vestryman, of Trinity Church, in New York City. 

The politics of his time were a confused jumble and Lewis Morris was, apparently, ar- 
rayed first with one contending faction and then with another in a most contradictory manner, 
suggesting a lack of principle, greed of self-advancement and often personal revenge, but it 
was a day of strife between the Quaker, the Scot and the Englishman; the Proprietor and the 
Patentee, and the Governor, Council and Assembly, each of whom, with keen and often dis- 
honorable rivalry, strove for supremac3\ From the vast amount of their crimination and 
recrimination it is difficult to arrive at a positive conviction of the merits of the struggle, but 
I feel that Lewis Morris possessed no lofty sense of rectitude, but did possess a selfish ambition 
allied closely to the principle of rule or ruin. 

His autocratic nature and inordinate political ambition were the sources of his troubles 
and they were unceasing and great. For fifty-six years, the whole range of his political life, 
he wrangled. He was intemperate of speech and action in his youth, but became more dig- 
nified and restrained as he advanced in years. He possessed great aptitude for public life but 
under any opposition became irritable and aggressive. To his superiors he was often hostile, 
while to his inferiors he was arrogant and overbearing. He maintained his own rights vigor- 
ously, but had little respect for those of others. He was vain, courageous and independent, 
which caused him to be arrested for contempt and to be expelled from the Assembly of New 
Jersey and the Assembly of New York. With six out of nine colonial governors he warred, 
and defended himself by writing vigorous and plausible letters to the Home Government, 
which must have been sorely tried to discover the truth and adjust their differences. 

That he possessed a large and intelligent grasp on public affairs and served his employers 
well is established by the length of his service, and whatever may be said of his public life, his 
private life was free from blemish and his honesty unquestioned. If his peculiarities made him 
foes, his partisanship made him as many friends. Up to his last he was physically and men- 
tally strong, and it was typical of the man that, at the very end of his career, he was still in 
conflict with the legislative authority, in this instance the New Jersey Assembly, who, prac- 
ticing tactics similar to his own of former years when in New York, withheld his supplies and 

In his will he requested that he be buried in Morrisania, in a plain coffin, with no funeral 
sermon; that no mourning rings or scarfs should be given, or mourning worn, saying: "I die 


when I should die, and no one ought to mourn because I do so, but may mourn to pay the 
shop keeper for his goods, should they comply with (what I think) the common folly of such 
an expense." 

Lewis Morris heired his father, Richard Morris', estate and the greater part of his uncle. 
Col. Lewis Morris', estate, to which he added by his own efforts, and became one of the most 
opulent men of his day. 

From about 1689 to 1708, he resided at Tinton Manor, Shrewsbury, whence he removed 
to the Manor of Morrisania. For some years, at least, he spent a part of his time between 
these two places, but as years went on, he became more identified with his Westchester planta- 

In 1 738, when New Jersey was separated from New York, he was appointed to the governor- 
ship of the former state, and rented a farm, near Trenton, which he called Kingsbury, where he 
resided during the eight years that he held office, and where he died May 21, 1746. 

1 701. Lewis Morris, of Shrewsbury, and Dame Isabella, his wife, made a conveyance of 

1 701. Lewis Morris, of Tinton Manor, heir of Colonel Morris, made a conveyance of land. 

1702. Lewis Morris, of Tinton Manor, in consideration of his services, with the Ministers 
of State, in England, received a deed for six different pieces of land, in various localities, and 
Lord Cornbury says, his quit rents were rebated. 

1703. Lewis Morris, of Tinton Manor, leased land from the Proprietors, along the beach, 
between Manasquan and Shrewsbury River, for "the trees for sawing and making pitch, 
tar," etc. 

1705. Lewis Morris had "lately taken that farme, [in Westchester], into his hands" 

and "was very busy putting his affairs in order there." Making this an excuse, he failed to 
attend the Council, to which he was summoned by Lord Cornbury, who suspended him for his 
rudeness, but he apologized through Dr. Ennis. 

1708, Mch. 15. Lewis Morris, of Shrewsbury, sold land to Samuel Tilton, of Middletown, 
lying next to John Tilton. 

Lewis Morris married, in New York City, by license dated Nov. 3, 1691, Isabella, daugh- 
ter of James Graham, the Attorney-General of the Province. She must have had a strong 
influence over him, for, from being an unruly youth, he promptly settled down, and applied 
himself assiduously to public affairs. She was born June 3, 1672/3, and died April 3,. 1752. 


15 Mary Morris; buried Jan. 15, 1746/7; married Capt. Vincent Pierce (Pearse), 

of the Royal Navy, died May 28, 1745; without issue. 

16 Euphemia Morris, born 1710; died Dec. 3, 1756; married Capt. Matthew, son of 

Sir John Norris, died Dec. 15, 1738. 

17 Anne Morris; married Edward Antill, of Ross Hall, Raritan^v,N. J. 

18 Elizabeth Morris, born Apr. 3, 1712; married Col. Anthony White. 

19 Margaret Morris, born Mch. 13, 1711; married, May 19, 1746, Isaac Willetts, 

died 1774. 

20 Arabella Morris; married Nov. 30, 1788, James Graham, died June 24, 1767. 

21 Lewis Morris, born Sept. 23, 1698. 

22 Robert Hunter Morris; named by his father after his friend, the Governor of New 


23 John Morris; living in 1732. 

24 James Morris 



)■ Children who died young. 


29 Isabella Morris; married Richard Ashfield. 

30 Sarah Morris, born 1695-7; died May 29, 1736; married Michael Kearny, born 

1669; died May 7, 1741. 

10 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Thomas Morris, 6, was born, by deduction, about 1655. 
He was called "Lewis Morris, Jr.," to distinguish him from Col. Lewis Morris, and also "Lewis 
Morris, of Passage Point," to distinguish him from his kinsman. Governor Lewis Morris, of 
Tintern Manor, Shrewsbury, N. J. He was among the early settlers of the Monmouth Tract. 

In 1 68 1, he was confirmed in his ownership of three hundred acres of land, at Middletown, 
as a "First Purchaser of Navesink," from the year 1670. 

1682-3. He was Sheriff of Monmouth County, and Ensign of a Shrewsbury Company of 

1690 to 1695. He was a Justice, of the Court of Sessions, in Monmouth County, as was 
also, at the same time, Lewis Morris, of Tinton. 

1689, Apr. 15. Col. Lewis Morris conveyed to Lewis Morris, son of Thomas Morris, 
land, that he had acquired, in 1681, by purchase from Simon Cooper, and which was called 
Norransont or Passage Point. This land is now known as Rumson Neck, near Seabright, New 

1689, June 25. At a Court of Sessions, held at Middletown, on this date, Lewis Morris 
was among a goodly number of individuals accused of "running of races" and "playing at 
nyne pins on the Sabbath day." 

Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, hke his kinsman, whose name he bore, was aggressive, 
fiery and autocratic, and much embroiled with his neighbors: 

1694, Dec. 25. The Grand Jury indicted Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, for striking 
Nicholas Sarah, of Freehold, and the Court issued a summons for him to appear at the next 
Court of Sessions, to be held, at Middletown, Mch. 27, 1695. 

At this Session, the two Justices Morris sat, and Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, did 
inform the Court how matters was and submitted himself to the Bench; and was dismist. 

Sarah was evidently much disgruntled by his failure to punish Morris, and abused Peter 
Tilton, one of the Justices, for which he was presented by the Grand Jury. 

1694, Sept. 25, 26 and 27. The Grand Jury indicted Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, 
because he, "with several of his negroes, did feloniously take away the hay of William Shattock." 

Apparently he little relished a trial by jurors, independent enough to indict him, a pre- 
siding magistrate, so that he removed the case, by habeas corpus, to the Court, at Perth Amboy, 
while Lewis Morris, of Tintern Manor, became his bondsman. 

1694, Dec. 25. Then Lewis Morris, of Tintern Manor, and Lewis Morris, of Passage 
Point, by reason of their famiUes were sick, did desire that they might withdraw and go home; 
which was granted. 

Lewis Morris was killed by one of his negroes, in 1694-5, who was hung for the offence: 

It is ordered by the court that the negroes that are in the goal, for the murdering of Lewis Morris, of 

Passage Point, shall be conveyed, by the Sheriff, to Perth Amboy, to attend the Court of Common Right, on 

the second Tuesday, of October next. And that a mittimus shall be directed to the Sheriff, of Middlesex, to 

receive and keep said negroes. 


Upon his death, his widow applied for and received letters of administration, upon his 
estate, Apr. i, 1696, which was inventoried, May 26, 1696, and amounted to £146-9-5. She 
was Elizabeth, the daughter of William and Audrey Almy, of Rhode Island. 

Some years after Lews Morris' death, Elizabeth (.\lmy) Morris married John Leonard, 
Esq., who died 1711-12, leaving a will dated Feb. 28, 1711; proved May 2, 1712, which men- 
tioned : 

Wife, Elizabeth, executrix. 

Son, John 

Son, Henry 

Son, Samuel * 

Son, Christopher 

Daughter, Sarah 

Daughter, Ann * 

Stepson, Lewis Morris 

Cousin, Henry Leonard; empowered to dispose of the real estate. 

Witnesses: William Lippincott, Francis Borden and Sarah Powell. 


31 Lewis Morris 

32 Richard Morris 

33 Thomas Morris; supposed. 

34 John Morris, born 1695; died 1769. 

35 Rebecca Morris; married John Chamberlain. 

36 Daughter; supposed. As Cornelius Tomson, of Freehold, yeoman, in his will, 

Aug. 14, 1727, named a son, Lewis Tomson, and John Morris, (who was the son 
of Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, as proved by his signature), was witness to 
this will, and testified to its proof, Dec. 21, 1727, I infer the existence of this 

11 JOHN MORRIS, son of John Morris, 8, resided at Antigua, arid died in 1687; mar- 
ried Grizzle Wallace, of Scotland. 

37 Richard Morris 

38 William Morris; died without issue. 

39 John Morris 

40 Thomas Morris 

41 Valentine Morris 

17 ANN MORRIS, daughter of Lewis Morris, 9, was born Apr. 3, 1706; married, June 
10, 1739, Edward Antill, 2nd, born June 17, 1701; died Aug. 15, 1770. 

' Sarah Antill, born, Aug. 18, 1740, at Piscataqua, Middlesex County, N. J.; mar- 
ried Lieut. -Colonel John Morris, (54). 

18 ELIZABETH MORRIS, daughter of Lewis Morris, 9, born Apr. 3, 1712; married, 
Dec. 14, 1741, Col. Anthony White, born Oct. 28, 1717; died June 19, 1787. Her will was 
dated Feb. 10, 1766, and was proved Aug. 30, 1784. His will was dated Feb. 14, 1780, and was 
proved Nov. 12, 1787. 

Col. White had a son, Anthony W. White, who had a natural child mentioned in his will 
and in the wills of his sisters. 


21 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Governor Lewis Morris, 9, born September 23, 1698, at 
Tinton, N. J., died at Morrisania, N. Y., where he spent the most of his life, July 3, 1762. He 
married, first, March 17, 1723, Trintie, daughter of Dr. Samuel Staats, by Johanna Rynders, 
his wife, of New York city. She was born, as per the Bible record, Apl. 4, 1697, in New York, 
and died Mch. 11, 1731, aged 36 years, "after a violent illness for Nine Days." He married, 
second, Nov. 3, 1746, at Westchester, Sarah Gouverneur (apparently his first wife's niece), 
born Oct. 17, 17 14; died Jan. 14, 1786. 

He was a member of the Governor's Council at the age of 24, and so remained until re- 
moved by the inimical Montgomerie. He was Speaker of the New York Assembly from 1737 
to 1 746 ; Judge of the Court of Admiralty 1738, and one of the Commissioners to fix the boundary 
line between New York and New Jersey in 1743. 

By the side of his greater father he suffers in comparison, but he was a clever politician, 
suave, humorous and tenacious, and quick with repartee. 

He had some of the strange whimsical peculiarities and intolerances that stamped his for- 
bears. His son Lewis had been educated at Yale, but his father must have taken some offence 
at that institution, for when providing in his will for the education of his son Gouverneur, he 

" My express will and directions are that he be never sent for that purpose to the colony of Connecticut, 
lest he should imbibe in his youth that low craft and cunning so incident to the people of that country, wliich is 
so interwoven in their constitutions that all their art cannot disguise it from the world, tho' many of them 
under the sanctified Garb of Religion have endeavored to Impose themselves on the World for honest men." 

Issue by first wife 

42 Mary Morris, born Nov. i, 1724; married, May, 9, 1743, Thomas Lawrence, Jr., 

of Philadelphia, Pa. 

43 Lewis Morris, born Apl. 8, 1726; died Jan. 22, 1798. 

44 Staats Long Morris, born Aug. 27, 1728. 

45 Richard Morris, born Aug. 15, 1730. 

Issue by second wife 

46 Isabella Morris, born Feb. 3, 1747-8; died Oct. 31, 1830; married, Nov. 7, 1762, 

Isaac Wilkins, died Feb. 5, 1830. 

47 Sarah Morris, born Nov. 23, 1749; died Nov. 6, 1781; married, by license dated 

Sep. 15, 1772, Vincent Pearse Ashfield. 

48 Gouverneur Morris, born Jan. 30, 1752. 

49 Euphemia Morris, born Sep. 30, 1754; died June 2, 1818; married, Feb. 5, 1775, 

Colonel Samuel Ogden. 

50 Catherine Morris, born Jan. 30, 1757; died, Dec. i, 1776, aged 19 years, 10 months. 

22 GOVERNOR ROBERT HUNTER MORRIS, son of Governor Lewis Morris, 9, 
was born about the year 1700. When his father became Governor of New Jersey, in 1738, 
he was appointed Chief Justice of that state and a Member of the Governor's Council. He 
likewise was, for a time, October, 1754 to August, 1756, Governor of Pennsylvania. As Chief 
Justice of New Jersey, he presided until his death. He was a genial, hearty man, possessing 
popularity. His home was at Tinton near where he died in 1764. 

Smith, the historian, records his death: "He had a cousin, living at Shrewsbury, N. J.,* 
who was wife of the clergyman of the parish. On the evening of the 27"' of January, [1764], 
there was a dance in the village, at which all the respectable families of the neighborhood were 
present. The Chief Justice led out the clergyman's wife, danced down six couples, and then 

*Said to be the present residence of Dr. Ehrick Parmly, at Rumson. 


without a word, or a groan, or a sigh, fell dead on the floor." "Unhappy New Jersey has lost 
her best ornament." 

Some years before his death, Robert Hunter Morris made his will, in which he set forth 
that he was a resident of Tinton, in New Jersey, "intending on a voyage to Great Britain." 
He was doubtless then about to start on his mission of advancing the interests of the American 
Colonies, in England, where he resided some years. This instrument, dated Sept. 24 i7=;7 
and proved Feb. 24, 1764, mentioned: ' 

Niece, Ann Morris, that now lives with me, £500 down, and £20 a year. 

Nephew, John Morris, an officer in Lasscasses' Regiment, [Lafscellses], £500. 

My son, Robert Morris, who lately lived with Rich^ Saltar, and now lives with Mr. Dove a schoolmaster 
at or near Gloucester, m West Jersey, a share in a mine, at Rocky ffill, when twenty-one years of ac^e 

My daughter.. Mary Morris, now living with Rev"^ Mr. Samuel Cook, £2000. '' 

To Richard Morris, one-third of a property. 

To his nephews, Lewis and Robert Morris, his share of the land de\ised, by his father's will to himself 
and ms brother, near Mohocks River. 

"And whereas my said children, and my said nephew and niece, John and Anna Morris are natural chil- 
dren and cannot inherit," etc. 

To Thomas Lawrence, of Philadelphia, a tract of land above the Highlands. 

To Sarah Robinson £200, for her goodness to my mother. 

To Elizabeth Stogdale £300. 

E.xecutors: good friend, David Ogden, and nephew, Richard Morris, who are instructed to pay his 
debts and apply his estate to bring up his child. 

Witnesses: Anthony Dennis, Thomas Leming and Hannah Leming. 


51 Robert Morris; natural child. 

52 Mary Morris; natural child, supposed by EHzabeth Stogdale. 

23 JOHN MORRIS son of Lewis Morris, 9. 

Neither Governor Lewis Morris nor his wife made mention of sons other than Lewis 
and Robert Hunter Morris, in their wills, who were named as e.xecutors. That they failed to 
do so, is no proof that they had no other sons. That they did have, is known beyond dubiety. 
The authority for this John is: "My son, Staats Long, was born the 27''^ day of August, 
1728, at a quarter after one in the morning; was christened by Parson Oren; Capt. Robert 
Long and my brother, John, godfathers; my sister, Ann, and Elizabeth Schuyler, godmothers." 

Bible of 'Judge Lewis Morris; born 1698. New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, Vol. 7, p. 17. 

By exclusion of all other relatives, both on his side as well as his wife's, the "brother, 
Jbhn, " must have been John Morris. 

Then again, Mary Corbett, a sister to the Isabella Graham who married Governor Lewis 
Morris, appointed, as an executor in her will, "her nephew, John Morris," and he qualified 
for the position. 

Physically he must have been a man of enormous size, for it is related that on transferring 
the coffins in the vault, at Morrisania, to a new one that had been built, one of them broke, 
and Gouverneur Alorris, (115), picking up a huge jaw bone that had fallen to the ground, made 
the remark: "This must have belonged to John Morris, for he was an immense man. " 

John Morris undoubtedly was the Surrogate, of Monmouth County, in 1733. By in- 
ference, I beHeve liim to be the father of the two natural children, mentioned in the will of 
Governor Robert Hunter Morris, as his niece and nephew. 


53 Lieut. John Morris; a natural child. 

54 Ann Morris; a natural child. 


24 JAMES MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, g. 

The authority for this child rests upon the following deed: 

17 1 7, Apr. 13. George Willocks, of Perth Amboy, and Margaret, his wife, granted to 
"James Morris and Isabella Morris, one of the sons & of ye Daughters, of Lewis Morris, of 
Morrisania, in Province of New York, Esq"'," for the sum of five shillings from each of them, 
paid, one hundred and seventy acres, in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, N. J. 

29 ISABELLA MORRIS, daughter of Lewis Morris, 9, born 1705; died Apr. 25, 1741; 
married, in 1723, Richard Ashfield, born Dec. 16, 1695; died 1742. 

1695. Richard Ashfield, of New York, merchant, sold lands, in Monmouth County, to 
WiUiam Clark. 


(a) Lewis Morris Ashfield, born Feb. 9, 1724. He had a natural daughter, Helene, 

wife of Richard Clay, by his natural cousin, Ann Morris. Lewis Morris Ash- 
field married, Feb. 4, 1748, Elizabeth, daughter of John Redford. He died, 
Sep. 27, 1769, at Tintern, leaving a will dated Aug. 5, 1769; proved Aug. 22, 
1770, devising a large estate to his son, Redford Ashfield, and to his daughters, 
two of whom, (aged 17), were Mary and Euphemia Ashfield. His son, Redford 
Ashfield, resided mostly in Barbadoes, where he died, without issue, at Demar- 
ara, in 1786 or 1787, leaving his estate to his sister, Mary Ashfield, who married 
Col. Elisha Lawrence, (son of John, near Allentown, N. J.), late of Nova Scotia, 
and died, probably near the close of the Revolutionary War, without issue, and 
to his other sister, Euphemia Ashfield, who married, Jan. 12, 1793, George D. 
Brinkerhoff, of Parcipany, Hanover Township, Morris Co., N. J. 
Lewis Morris Ashfield had, in addition to the three children mentioned, a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Ashfield, who married WiUiam Wilcocks, of New York, and a 
daughter, Catharine Ashfield, who married the Rev. Thomas Schrieve, of Long 
Island, and later of Nova Scotia. See p. 92, Vol. 29, N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record. 

(b) Isabella Ashfield, born May 5, 1732, of Monmouth Co., N. J., had a hcense to 

marry Samuel Hunt, of Westchester Co., N. Y., Nov. 27, 1749- 

(c) Vincent P. Ashfield married his cousin, Sarah, daughter of Lewis and Sarah 

(Gouverneur) Morris, license dated Sep. 15, 1772. 

(d) Mary Ashfield, born 1728; died Sep. 19, 1791. 

(e) Patience Ashfield 1 

(f) Richard Ashfield [ as per will, of their grandmother, Isabella Morris, 1747. 

(g) Pearce Ashfield J 

31 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 10, succeeded to Passage Point, which he 
sold to John Leonard, his step-father, in 17 10, and moved to Middletown, N. J. He was born 
circ. 1680; married, prior to 17 10, Johannah 

1 7 10. Lewis Morris, yeoman, and wife, Joanna, of Passage Point, in the town of Shrews- 
bury, deeded land to John Leonard, Esq., of Shrewsbury, his step-father. "Whereas Chris- 
topher Almy, of Rhode Island, was seized of a certain tract of land and meadow, forrnerly 
known by the name of Norramsont, now called Passage point"; these lands were acquired, 
in 1679, from the Proprietors, and passed from Simon Cooper, chirurgeon, in 1681, to Col. 
Lewis Morris, who by his conveyance, Apr. 15, 1689, did convey them to Lewis Morris, son of 
Thomas Morris; as also another tract, in Shrewsbury, purchased by Lewis Morris, sonof 
Thomas Morris, (bought, in 1690, by Lewis Morris from William Shattock), and which 


descended to this Lewis Morris, as eldest son and heir "to my loving father, Lewis Morris, 
deceased, son of Thomas." This property was sold, to the aforesaid John Leonard, Esq., 
for £600. 

1 7 10, Jan. 9. Lewis Morris, of Passage Point, and wife, Johanna, sold land, to John 
Curlice, at Rumson Neck, which he heired from his "Father, Lewis Morris, son of Thomas 

1 7 16, Apr. 21. Lewis Morris and wife, Joanna, conveyed, to Richard Morris, his loving 
brother, certain property, which "fell to me and descended from my loving father, Lewis 
Morris, at Hog Neck, in Middletown. " 

1723. He was a member of the Grand Jury. 

1733, Mch. 26. Lewis Morris, yeoman, mortgaged, to the Commissioners, for £26-13-4, 
one hundred and fifty acres of land, in Middletown, bounded, in part, by Richard Morris' 
land. William Hartshorne was a witness. 

1737. Lewis Morris mortgaged land, for £20, in Middletown, bounded by Richard Morris. 

1738. Lewis Morris was a witness to the mortgage made by Thomas Morris, of his lands, 
in Nutswamp, to the Commissioners. 

1739. Lewis Morris, Sr., and Lewas Morris, Jr., had lands, bounding a mortgage to the 
Commissioners, in Nutswamp. 

1 740. Lewis ^Morris, of Middletown, mortgaged lands on Jumping River. James Grover 
and Lewis Morris, Jr., were on the boundaries. 

1743. Lewis Morris mortgaged lands in Middletown. 

1745. Lewis Morris took one of the poor to board. Shrewsbury, N. J., Town Poor Book. 
1748, May 30 or 31. Lewas Morris, of Shrewsbury, N. J., had a daughter, Mary, baptized, 
at Christ Church. 


55 Lews Morris, Jr.; weaver; of Squankum. 

56 Richard Morris ; married Joanna Patterson, by license dated July 3, 1 749. Joseph 

Patterson was bondsman, and Robert Patterson, and Elizabeth, his wife, gave 
their consent. 

57 Samuel Morris; married Hester Patterson, May 14, 1740- 

58 Christopher Morris; supposed; married Rebecca Layton. 

59 John Morris; weaver. In 1740, he signed a bond. He is separated, from other 

Johns, by his signature. This John Morris also signed the marriage Ucense of 
Obadiah Layton to Hulden Hemones, Mch. 22, 1758, which I believe to be a 
misspelled name. 

32 RICHARD MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 10, was born not far from 1690. 
In 1716, he received land from his brother, Lewis Morris. 

1720, May 9. He had recorded the earmark which belonged formerly to his father, Lewis 

1733. He had lands in Nutswamp, Middletown, N. J. 

1737. He had lands in the same locaHty, when he was on the boundary of such lands. 

1 741. June 19. He married, by license, Mary Porter, spinster. Joseph Shepherd, cooper, 
was bondsman. The signing of his will, twenty-one years later, proves that all of his children, 
mentioned as under age, in his will, were by this wife. As he left, at his death, in 1763, twenty 
children, of whom nine were minors, he must have been previously married, once if not twice, 
to account for the additional eleven children. 



1762, May 10. Will of Richard Morris, of Middletown, N. J.; proved May 3, 1763, mentioned" 
Wife, Mary Morris, £50. 

Son, William Morris, 10 shillihgs, to bar him as heir. 
Loving daughters, Phebe 
Five sons, Jacob 
George ^ 
Three daughters, Sarah Burdge 1 

Mary Burdge > each, £20. 

Margaret Morford J 
Son, James Morris, to receive £50, over the others, if he keeps Henry. 
Son, Henry, to be kept by son, James. 
Son, Benjamin, the residue of the estate, on conditions. 
Nine children: Richard 

minors, under eighteen years; each, £50. 

each, £50 at the age of twenty-one years. 









to be maintained out of the estate, by Benjamin, until they are of age. 

Son, John 
Nine sons : 









E,xecutors: Son-in-law, Joseph Burdge, of Freehold, and trusty friend, William Crawford, of Middletown. 
Witnesses: David Morris, John Taylor and Benjamin Thorp, by his mark. 
The testator signed the will. 

1763. The inventory of [he estate of Richard Morris, amounted to £1566-9-1^. 


Bond due; James and William Morris 


Bond due; William and James Morris 


Bond due; Job Morris 

£ 22. 

Bond due; James and William Morris 

£ 86. 

Bond due; Richard and David Morris 


Bond due; Joseph Morris 

£ 10. 

Bond due; Nicholas Stillwell 


Bond due; Thomas Stillwell and Mathias Mount 

£ 6-i6-9>^ 

Note due; John Stillwell 

£ 1-4-0. 


60 William Morris 

61 John Morris 


62 James Morris 

63 Job Morris 

64 Benjamin Morris 

65 Joseph Morris 

66 Henry Morris 

67 Jacob Morris; not twenty-one years of age in 1762. 

68 Richard Morris; not twenty-one years of age in 1762. 

69 Lewis Morris; not twenty-one years of age in 1762. 

70 Robert Morris; not twenty-one years of age in 1762. 

71 George Morris; not twenty-one years of age in 1762. 

72 Phebe Morris; not eighteen years of age in 1762. 

73 Lydia Morris; not eighteen years of age in 1762. 

74 Annie Morris; not eighteen years of age in 1762. Perhaps married, Job Crawford, 

in 1766. 

75 Rebecca Morris; not eighteen years of age in 1762. 

76 Catharine Morris; not eighteen years of age in 1762. Perhaps married, John 

Conover, in 1765. 

77 Sarah Morris; married Joseph Burdge, of Freehold, N. J. 

78 Mary Morris; married, Jonathan Burdge, by license dated Nov. 14, 1746, of 


79 Margaret Morris; married John, son of Thomas and Mary (Wall) Morford. 

33 THOMAS MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 10. 

1738. Thomas Morris mortgaged his lands, in Nutswamp, to the Commissioners. Lewis 
Morris was a witness. 

1739. Thomas Morris was a witness, in Middletown, to a mortgage. 
1744. Thomas Morris mortgaged land. 

1753, July 3. "Margaret IMorris, daughter of John Chasey, and wife of Thomas Morris, 
weaver, who is & has been absent a considerable time." Samuel Holmes' Account Book. 
179S, Mch. — . Margaret Morris, widow, died. Record of Baptist Church, Middletown. 

34 JOHN MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 10, was of Squankum, a 'place now called 
Farmingdale. He was born June 12, 1695; died Mch. 2, 1769; married, Nov. 15, 1716, Jaco- 
myntie, daughter of Robert and Frances (Stanley) WTiite, born Apl. 3 (or 13), 1697; died 
Apl. 28, 1794. 

1721. John Morris appeared in the Court Records, of Freehold, N. J. 

1723. John Morris was indicted for taking a false oath; pleaded not guilty. 

1723-4, Jan. 15. At a trial on this date, John Morris was defendant. John West "being 
sworn on This Jury and Proving a Relation of the Defend'", withdrew by Consent of the 
Parties." Freehold, N. J., Court Records. 

1739. John Morris, yeoman, was on the bond of Rebecka, widow of John Chamberlain, 
to administer the estate of her late husband. All were of Shrewsbury. 

1769. John Morris, of Squanquam, in Shrewsbury, died intestate, and administration 
was granted to John Morris and Elazarus Brewer, of the same place. Inventory amounted 
to £50. 


80 Elizabeth Morris, bom Oct. 29, 1721. 

81 John Morris, born Sep. 29, 1724. 


82 Lewis Morris, of Squankum, born July 17, 1726; married Gertrude Montgomery. 

83 Mary Morris, born Apr. 23, 1730. 

84 Frances Morris, born Feb. 15, 1732-3; died Feb. 27, 1807. 

85 Robert Morris, born Mch. 8, 1735-6; married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 

Ellison, by license dated Feb. 10, 1762 ; Jaratt Morford being surety. 

86 Richard Morris, born May 14, 1739. 

87 Thomas Morris, born Feb. 15, 1741-2; baptized 1758. 

35 REBECCA MORRIS, daughter of Lewis Morris, 10, married John, son of Henry 
and Ann (West) Chamberlin. He was buried Sep. 2, 1739, and she was appointed adminis- 
tratrix, Nov. 27, 1739, with John Morris, yeoman, on the bond. 

Philena Chamberlain had a marriage license, dated Jan. 13, 1744-5, to Jediah 

Stout. John Chamberlain was on the bond. 
John Chamberlain 
/ Lewis Chamberlain; married Lucretia Wolsey. 

Richard Chamberlain 

Henry Chamberlain, born 1725; married and had a daughter, Philena. 
Joseph Chamberlain* 

40 Thomas Morris, son of John Morris, 11, married Dorothy Sadler. 


88 Dorothy Morris; married Col. Sadler, of Jamaica, West Indies. 

89 Margaret Morris 

90 Charles Morris; married Miss Masters. 

91 Thomas Morris; married Dorothy Masters; died without issue. 

41 VALENTINE MORRIS, son of John Morris, 11, was Lieut.-Colonel in Dalzell's 
regiment; married, first, in 1704, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Christopher Key- 
nell. She died Feb. 15, 1715, and he married, second, in 1720, Elizabeth Wilmott. 

Issue by first wife 

92 Grace Morris, born Mch. 2, 1713. 

93 Henrietta Morris, bom May 2, 1712; married Edward Home, of Antigua, West 


94 EHzabeth Morris, born May 19, 1709; married John Fry, of Antigua, West Indies. 

95 Francis Morris, born July 10, 1706. 

96 John Morris, born June 13, 1705; died without issue. 

Issue by second wife 

97 Caroline Morris, born Mch. 8, 1729. 

98 Sarah Morris, born Mch. 15, 1723. 

99 Valentine Morris, born Oct. 16, 1727. 
100 Francis Morris, born Oct. 16, 1727. 

43 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 21, was born at Morrisania, N. Y., Apl. 8, 
1726, where he died Jan. 22, 1798. He graduated from Yale College at the age of 20; was a 

*A11 five of these brothers removed to Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties. 


delegate to the Continental Congress in 1775; the same in 1776 to the Congress of the Declar- 
ation of Independence, which he signed ; was Colonel of the Westchester Co. mihtia, and 
with his sons served in the War of the Revolution. He married, Sep. 24, 1749, Mary, daughter 
of Jacob Walton by Maria, daughter of William Beekman, born February, 1727; died Mch. 11, 

loi Mary Morris; married her cousin Thomas Lawrence, of Philadelphia. 

102 Catherine Morris; married Thomas Lawrence upon the death of his first wife. 

103 Sarah Morris; died single. 

104 Magdelena [Helen] Morris; married John Rutherford. 

105 Lewis Morris; eldest son; married Ann Elliott, of South Carohna. 

106 Jacob Morris; married Mary Cox. 

107 William Morris; married Sarah Carpenter; resided at Balston Springs, N. Y. 

108 Staats IMorris; married Catalina Van Braeme. 

109 Richard Valentine Morris; married Ann Walton; lived at Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 
no James Morris; married Helena Van Courtlandt; lived at Pelham, N. Y. 

His grandchildren were fifty-nine in number. 

44 ST.-VATS LONG MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 21, was born Aug. 27, 1728, and 
died Jan. 22, 1798. He removed to England prior to the Revolution, where he purchased a 
commission in the British Army, and rose to the rank of a General. He married, by hcense 
dated Mch. 25, 1756, Lady Catherine Gordon, daughter of William, second Earl of Aberdeen, 
and widow of Cosmo George, third Duke of Gordon, born 1719; died 1752. She died Dec. 10, 

'1779, and he married, second, Jane Urquart, born 1749; died Mch. 15, 1801. 

45 RICHARD MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 21, was born Aug. 15, 1730, and died 
Apl. II, 1810. He married, June 13, 1759, Sarah, daughter of the New York merchant, Henry 
Ludlow, born Sep. 15, 1730;' died Oct. 28, 1791. He was one of the framers of the first state 
constitution, and second Chief Justice of New York. 


111 Lewis R. Morris, known as General Lewis R. Morris. He served in his youth 

in the Revolutionary War. Moved to Vermont and represented that state in 

112 Robert Morris, of Fordam, N. Y. 

1 13 Mary Morris; married Major William Popham of the Revolutionary War. They 

resided at Scarsdale, N. Y. 

48 GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 21, born Jan. 30, 1752; died Nov. 
6, 1816; married late in life, Dec. 25, 1809, Ann Gary Randolph, daughter of Thomas Mann 
Randolph, of Tuckahoe, Virginia, and of the line of Pocahontas. She died May 28, 1837. 
His birth is recorded in the Family Bible in these words: 

"The 30th of January about half an hour after one of the Clock in the morning in the year 1 754 according 
to the alteration of the stile by act of Parliament my wife was delivered of a son. He was christened the 4th 
May, 1752, and named Gouverneur, after my wife's father. Nicholas Gouverneur and my son Staats were his 
godfathers,' and my sister An til his godmather. Parson Auchmuty* christened him." 

*" Parson Auchmuty" was then the Rector of Trinity Church. 


Gouvemeur Morris was Minister to France at the time of the French Revolution, and it 
was from his pen the final draft of the Constitution is said to have come. He was an intimate 
friend of Washington, a business partner of Robert Morris, the financier, and a signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. 


114 Gouverneur Morris 

51 ROBERT MORRIS, natural son of Robert Hunter Morris, 22, died, in 1815, in 
Somerset County, N. J. He was a Chief- Justice of New Jersey. 

52 MARY MORRIS, natural daughter of Robert Hunter Morris, 22, married James 
Boggs, M. D. 

Elizabeth Stogdale, in her will on record at Trenton, mentions her son-in-law, James 
Boggs, thus proving that she was the mother of Robert Hunter Morris' natural daughter, Mary. 

Elizabeth Boggs 
And others 

53 COL. JOHN MORRIS, natural son of Surrogate John Morris, 23, was baptized in 
Christ Church, Shrewsbury, Jan. i, 1737, and was mentioned in the will of Governor Robert 
Himter Morris, in 1757, as "my nephew, an officer in Lascasses, [Lafscellses], Regiment." 

New- York, September 16. On Thursday last arrived here in 9 Weeks from Plymouth, but last in 6 from 
Madeira, His Majesty's Ship the Mermaid, the Honorable Washington Shirley, Esq; Commander, stationed 
at Boston, having brought the Honorable Robert Hunter Morris, Esq; Lieutenant Governor of the Province 
of Pennsylvania; and in the afternoon of the same Day His Honour landed in good Health near the Flat-Rock- 
Battery, in this City, where he was welcomed ashore by a great Number of Gentlemen, and from thence con- 
ducted up to the House of the Honourable James Alexander, Esq; in Broad-Street. We hear he sets out this 
Week for Philadelphia. 

Mr. Morris, the Governor's Nephew, likewise arrived in the Mermaid, being appointed Captain of the 
Independent Company formerly Governor Clinton's, in this Garrison. — The N. Y. Gazette or the Weekly 
Post Boy, Sept. 16, 1754. New Jersey Archives, Vol. XIX, p. 409-410. 

1764, Mch. 27. John Morris was a witness to a document, in which Mary Ashfield, of 
Shrewsbury, sets free a negro, sold to her by the executors of the late Chief- Justice, Robert 
Hunter Morris. 

1768, July 26. John Morris was a resident of Shrewsbury, when he bought twelve hundred 
and twenty-four acres of land, at Barnegat, for £1145-13-0, from the executors of Robert 
Hunter Morris. 

1776, Aug. 17. John Morris was commissioned Lieut. -Colonel, in 2nd New Jersey Battal- 
ion, and was in service until 1780. He formerly served in the 47th Regiment, of the British 
Line. New Jersey Royahst Volunteers, by William S. Stryker, Esq. 

John Morris was "Colonel in the New Jersey Volunteers. In 1777, he was sent by Sir 
WiUiam Howe to destroy the salt works at Tom's River Bridge; but when informed that the 
property was private, in part, he declined to comply with his orders." 

Sabine's Royalists, Vol. II, p. 107. 

Col. John Morris married Sarah Antill, who was born 1740. 


115 John Morris; baptized, in Christ Church, Shrewsbury, Aug. 20, 1772. 


116 Sarah Morris; baptized, in Christ Church, Shrewsbury, July 24, 1774. 

117 Amelia Morris; baptized, in Christ Church, Shrewsbury, Jan. 29, 1775. 

54 ANN MORRIS, natural daughter of John Morris, 23. 

1775, May 31. Ann Morris, of Shrewsbury, singlewoman, makes "my brother, John 
Morris, of the same place, my attorney," to recover from the executors of Robert Hunter 
Morris, what was left to them, in trust, for her, by said Robert Hunter Morris. 


118 Helene Morris;' a natural daughter of Ann Morris by her cousin, Lewis Morris 

Ashiield. Helene Morris, 118, married Richard Clay. 

55 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 31, is mentioned, in 1739, in conjunction with 
his father, Lewis Morris, as residing in Middletown, and on the boundaries of property in 
Nutswamp, Middletown, N. J. 

It was probably he who married, as per Christ Church Records, Apr. 2, 1735, Margaret 
Hildreth, at Tinton. 

57 SAMUEL MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 31. 

1740, Jan. 21. Samuel Morris, cordwainer, and Hester Patterson, spinster, both of Mon- 
mouth County, had a license to marry, John Morris, "weaver," being surety on the bond. 
She was a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Patterson. 

1 741, Samuel Morris was a \vitness to the mortgage of William Pattan, to the Com- 

1743. Samuel Morris mortgaged land, in Middletown, bounded by Lewis Morris' line, 
Jumping Brook, James Grover, and Ebenezer Applegate. 

1773) Ji^ly 17- Samuel Morris bought the farm, at Leedsville, N. J., from John Morris, 
son of Richard Morris, deceased. 

1775, Aug. 7. Will of Samuel Morris, of Middletown; proved Mch. 28, 1780, mentioned: 
Wife, but does not give her name. 
Daughter, Joanna 
Sons, Isaac 






Elisha . 


119 Joanna Morris; married William Taylor, of New York. 

120 Isaac Morris 

121 Amariah Morris, born 1747. 

122 James Morris, born 1754. 

123 <Robert [P.] Morris 

124 Zephania Morris 

125 John Morris 

126 Elisha Morris 

58 CHRISTOPHER MORRIS, supposed son of Lewis Morris, 31. 

1742, May I. Christopher Morris and Rebecca Layton had a License to marry. 


1758, October. He was taxed, in Upper Freehold, for fifty acres. 

1766. Christopher Morris became a member of the Upper Freehold TBaptist Church, by 
letter, from the Middletown Baptist Church. Catharine Morris and WilUam Vaughn appear 
in the same list of church members. 

1796. Christopher Morris was Moderator. 

1801, Feb. 14. Will of Christopher Morris; proved June 17, 1801, mentioned: 

Wife, Mary 

Daughters, Mary Giberson 

Ann Trout 

Catharine Debow 
Several sons; all pro\aded for. 


127 Mary Giberson 

128 Ann Trout 

129 Catharine Debow 

130 William Morris, of Piles Grove. He is supposed to have been one of the sons 

mentioned in his father's will, but who are unnamed. 

60 WILLIAM MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32, died May, 1777; was, apparently, 
the eldest son, but was superseded, as his father's heir, by his brother. His lands lay at Shrews- 

1739, 10, 8mo. Elizabeth Brewer, of Shrewsbury, was married to WilUam Morris, of 
Middletown, at the house of Adam Brewer, in Shrewsbury. 

1768. William Morris, with James Morris, appears on the Town Poor Book, Shrewsbury, 
N. J. 

1769. He conveyed land to Richard Morris, and in 1770, with his wife, Elizabeth, he con- 
veyed land to Lewis Morris. 

In 1770, he resided at Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1776. He mortgaged land for £43. 

1777, Apr. 7. Will of WilHam Morris, of Shrewsbury; proved Oct. 10, 1782, mentioned: 
Wife, Elizabeth 

Grandson, Elihu Morris, son of Adam Morris, deceased. 

Two youngest sons, Joel and Benjamin Morris, who received the homestead, at Shrewsbury. 
Brother, Henry Morris 
Daughters, Phoebe 
Sons, William 
Grandchildren, Elihu 
Executors: William Parker, Jr., Jacob Long and Edward Patterson Cook. 
Witnesses: Lewis Morris, Tho^ Smith and Joseph Burdge. 


131 Adam Morris 

132 Lydia Morris; died Jan. 16, 1786; married John Warden. 

133 Phebe Morris 

134 WiUiam Morris 


135 Mary Morris; married, about 1784, Peter, son of Edward Patterson and Lydia 

(Chandler) Cook. 

136 Richard Morris; married Marj^ 

137 Joel Morris 

138 Benjamin Morris 

61 JOHN MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32. 

In the possession of the Morris Family, near Leedsville, N. J., is a deed to their lands 
from John, son of Richard Morris, deceased, to Samuel Morris, July 17, 1773. 

1765, June 23. A John Morris and Elizabeth Woodruf, both of Monmouth County, had 
a license to marry. 

1789. A John Morris died and his estate was administered by his wife, Anna. 

62 JAMES MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32, resided at Shrewsbury, N. J. 
1753, July 18. James Morris and Leah White, of Monmouth County, had a license to 

marry. She was a daughter of Amos Wliite, of Deal, N. J., and Jane Borden, his wife. 

1768. James Morris was mentioned, with William Morris, in the Town Poor Book, Shrews- 
bury, N. J. 

1769, Jan. 16. Will of James Morris, "low in health"; proved Mch. 18, 1769, mentioned: 
Wife, but name is not given. 

Son, Amos Morris 1 . 

Son, Joel White Morris / 

Two daughters; not named. 

Executors: His father-in-law, Amos WTiite, and Edward Patterson Cook, of Shrewsbury. 

The testator signed his will. 

Inventory of the personal estate of James Morris, which contained negroes, amounted to 

1788, Feb. 28. Amos ^lorris and Lydia his wife, and Joel White Morris, as sons of James 
Morris, convey various tracts of land in Squancum that had been conveyed to their father; 
Edward Patterson Cook being witness to the deed. 


139 Amos Morris 

140 Joel White Morris 

141 Daughter 

142 Daughter 

63 JOB MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32. 

1760, May 17. Job Morris and Mary Ansley, both of Monmouth County, had a license 
to marry. 

1786, June 28. Will of Job Morris; proved Aug. 25, 1786, mentioned: 

Wife, Mary 

Son, Jeames 

Daughter, Silfe [Zilpha?] 

Daughter, Mary 

Daughter, Lida 

Daughter, Rebecca, wife of Hugh Jackson. 


143 James Morris; married, first, 3mo., 22, 1786, Ann Jackson ; second, 10 mo., 10, 


1798, Elizabeth, daughter of David and [Lydia White?] Curtis, born July 

3}, I7S9-* 

144 Zilpha Morris 

145 Mary Morris 

146 Lydia Morris 

147 Rebecca Morris, born 10 mo., 10, 1763; died 4, 8, 1806; married Hugh, son of 

and Mary (Wolcott) Jackson. 

64 BENJAMIN MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32, married, first, Mary Robins, 
by license dated Dec. 2, 1763; second, Hannah 

1764, June 27. Had recorded the earmark which was "formerly his Fathers." 

1810, Apr. 20. Will of Benjamin Morris, of Freehold; proved Jan. 29, 1812, mentioned: 

Wife, Hannah 

Son, Ezekiel Morris 

Daughter, Nancy Robins, wife of Ezekiel. 

Grandson, Benjamin Morris, son of Samuel, not yet twenty-one years of age. 

Son, Calebe Morris 

Son, Elisha Morris 

Daughter, Molley 

Daughter, "debory" 

Executors: Son, Ezekiel Morris, and Joseph Robins. 

The testator signed the will. 


148 Ezekiel Morris 

149 Ann Morris; married Ezekiel Robbins. 

150 Samuel Morris 

151 Caleb Morris 

152 Elisha Morris 

153 Mary Morris 

154 Deborah Morris 

155 Sarah Morris 

1793. Will of Leah Robbins, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J.; proved Apr. 
13, 1804, mentioned: 
Sons, Joseph 


To Sarah, Ann, Mary, Deborah, children of Benjamin and Mary Morris, a legacy. 
To Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret Cook, a legacy. 
To Ann and Leah Imlay, daughters of Samuel and Meribah Imlay, a legacy. 
Elizabeth Sexton, daughter of William and Elizabeth Sexton, "being all 8 my grandchildren." 
To Friends of Robins' Meeting, £3. 
Grand-daughter, Ann Robins, wife of Ezekiel. 
Executor: Joel Cheshire. 

65 JOSEPH MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32. He died March, 1763. 

1755, Aug. 2. Joseph Morris and Johannah Hulit, both of Shrewsbury, N. J., had a license 
to marry. 

*It has thus far proved impossible to verify the statement that it was the daughter of David and Lydia Curtis whom James 
Morris married. 


1763, Mch. 14. Will of Joseph Morris, of Shrewsbury, N. J.; proved Apr. 2, 1763, men- 
tioned : 

Wife, Joanna 

Son, John Morris 

Son, Joseph Morris 

Daughter, Mar>' Morris 

He alluded to "whatsoever may be left me by will of my father. Rich'' Morris." 

Brother, Benjamin Morris 

Executors: His wife, brother Benjamin and brother-in-law, William Hulitt. 

The testator signed the will. 

The inventory of the estate of Joseph Morris amounted to £77-3-0. 


156 John Morris 

157 Mary Morris, born Sept. 20, 1758; died July 19, 1807; married, Apr. 25, 1781, 

Benjamin White, by Hcense dated Apr. 16, 1781. 

158 Joseph ]\Iorris 

All three baptized, May 5, 1765, at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

159 William Morris; a posthumous child; very doubtful. If so, said chUd was bap- 

tized, June 8, 1766, at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J., as the child of the 
Widow Morris. 

66 HENRY MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32, was, probably, non compos, from the 
terms of his father's will. 

67 JACOB MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32. 

1732, Feb. 14. Daniel Grandin, of Upper Freehold, sold to Jacob Morris, blacksmith, 
of the same place, land on Doctor's Creek, ne.xt to Thomas Williams. 

1734, May 4. Jacob Morris sold land, at Crosswicks, to Ezekiel Forman. 

1765, Feb. 13. Jacob Morris and Elizabeth Ansley, of Monmouth County, had a license 
to marry. 

1766, Feb. 14. Will of Jacob Morris, of Shrewsbury; proved Sep. 23, 1767, mentioned: 
Wife, Elizabeth; being with child. 

Son, Jacob Morris 

Executors: William Crawford and James Grover, his friends, of Middletown. 

The testator signed the will. 

The two executors renounced their executorship and the widow was appointed administra- 
trix, with the will annexed, with William Vankirk, of Freehold, as bondsman. 
The administratrix made her mark. Samuel Leonard was witness. 


160 Jacob Morris 

161 A posthumous child. 

68 RICHARD MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32, married Abigail 

1776. Richard Morris, of Shrewsbury, mortgaged land, at Squan, bounded by William 
Morris, and which he received, by deed, from William Morris, in 1769. 

Richard Morris and Benjamin Morris, with Mary and Abigail, their wives, mortgage 
land, about 1795, as recorded at Freehold, in Liber C, of Mortgages, Folio 203. 


69 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Richard Morris, 32. 

1768. To the widow of Lewis Morris, for provision, on account of her lame child £1-6-3. 

Shrewsbury, N. J., Town Poor Book. 

1776. Lewis Morris, of Shrewsbury, mortgaged land, at Squancom, in Shrewsbury, for 
£15, bounded by William Morris, Samuel Leonard, etc., which was conveyed to him, by deed, 
of WilHam and Elizabeth Morris, in 1770. 

1763, May 30. There was a Lewis Morris, of Monmouth County, and Lidy Hoffmire, 
who had a license to marry. 

81 JOHN MORRIS, son of John Morris, 34, was born Sept. 29, 1724; died May 22, 
1789. It is believed he married Rebecca Cox, for a marriage license was issued, Feb. 24, 1763, 
to John Morris, of Middlesex County, and Rebecca Cox. She probably married, second, Mr. 
Chasey, for an old family Bible says: "John Morris, the son of Rebecca Chasey, was born 
Sept. 29, 1765." This is about two years and a half after the marriage license of John Morris 
and Rebecca Cox, and while the Bible does not state that John Morris did marry her, and it 
may be that Rebecca Chasey was a different person from Rebecca Cox, it nevertheless looks as 
if Rebecca Cox and Rebecca Chasey were the same person. 

1744, Nov. 3. He was surety on the bond for the marriage license of Remembrance 
Lippincott, Jr., and Rebekah Knott. 

1747, Nov. 4. He was a witness to the will of WiUiam Lippincott, of Shrewsbury, and 
testified at the probate of the same, Apl. 5, 1748. 

1768, Aug. 22. He was a witness to the will of Adam Brewer, of Squancome. 

1769. John Morris, Jr., resided at Squankum, and was, with Elazarus Brewer, an ex- 
ecutor of his father's estate. 

There was also a John Morris to whom a marriage license was issued to marry Euphame 
Brindley, both of Monmouth County, Apr. 29, 1763. 


162 John Morris, born Sep. 29 , 1765; buried June 5, 1811. 

82 LEWIS MORRIS, son of John Morris, 34, was born, in Monmouth County, July 
17, 1726; married Gertruydt Montgomery, born, Oct. 27, 1741, in New Jersey. The date of 
his birth, as given in his Bible, at Watervliet, Rennsalaer Co., N. Y., coincides precisely with 
that given in the old Family Bible, heretofore quoted, and owned by a descendant living in 
Piano, Kendall Co., III. 

1768. He resided at Farmingdale, or Squankum, N. J. 


163 Charles A. Morris, born Jan. 4, 1764; buried Nov. 26, 1842; married Catharine 

Van Antwerp. 

164 James Lawrence Morris, born Jan. 19, 1766. 

165 Fanny Morris, born July i, 1768; died May 21 1834. 

166 Lewis Morris, born Feb. 22, 1771. 

167 Robert Morris, born Oct. 9, 1773; died Sep. 19, 1832; married Elizabeth Monell. 

168 Ann Morris, born Feb. 5, 1776; died May 18, 1834. 

169 Leah Morris, born Jan. 29, 1780; died, unmarried, near WatervHet, Rennsalaer 

Co., N. Y. 


83 MARY MORRIS, daughter of John Morris, 34, was born Apr. 23, 1730; died June i, 
1806. She married, by license dated Dec. 7, 1757, Asahel Freeman, probably more correctly 
called, as appears in the Bible record, Essec Freeman. 

Morris Freeman, born Dec. 5, 1757. 
Marssey Freeman, born Nov. 19, 1758. 
Ledia Freeman, born Jan. 22, 1761. 
Richard Freeman, born Mch. 2, 1763. 
Essec Freeman, born Sept. 20, 1764. 
Anne Freeman, born Aug. 3, 1766. 
James Freeman, born Aug. 5, 1770. 
The Bible also says, that Mary Morris was the mother of Deborah White, born Dec. 22, 

84 FRANCES MORRIS, daughter of John Morris, 34, born Feb. 15, 1732-3; died 
Feb. 27, 1807 ; married, by Hcense dated June 25, 1755, Elazerus Brewer, cordwinder, of Shrews- 
bury, son of Adam and his second wife, Deborah (Allen) Brewer; Samuel Lippincott, yeoman, 
being surety on the bond. Although the date of the license is as given above, yet the old Bible 
states that "John, son of Elazerus and Frances Brewer, was born Sept. 16, 1754," and this date 
agrees with the inscription on his tombstone, at Farmingdale. I am inclined to think, therefore, 
that the Ucense was issued in 1753. Elazerus Brewer was born June 23, 1731; died Mch. 31, 
1820, aged 88, 9, 8. 

John Brewer, born Sep. 16, 1754; died Feb. 6, 1837; married Constant Hulet, 

born Jan. 26, 1761; died Sep. 17, 1845, ^.ged 84, 7, 22. 
Adam Brewer, born Nov. 11, 1757; died May 30, 1775. 
Aaron Robbins Brewer, of Canada; born Jan. 30, 1760; died Feb. 25, 1802; 

married EUzabeth, daughter of Philip and Margaret Cooper. 
Mar\' Brewer, born Mch. 6, 1763 ; died May 25, 1806; married William Matthews, 

as his first wife. 
Deborah Brewer, born Mch. 15, 1765; died Apl. 6, 1836; married Amor, son 

of Edward Patterson and Lydia (Chandler) Cook, born June 16, 1764; died 

Feb. 14, 1852. 
George Brewer, born Nov. 20, 1770; died Mch. 23, 1851; married, first, Rebecca 

Schenck; second, Aug. 3, 1810, Lydia Hulet. 
Ehzabeth Brewer, born Apl. 15, 1776; married, May 19, 1799, James Van Kirk. 

105 LEWIS MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 43, married Ann EUiott, of South Carolina. 

170 Colonel Lewis Morris 

171 William Morris 

172 George Morris 

173 Richard Morris, of Pelham, N. Y. 

174 Jacob Morris 

175 Sabina Morris; married Robert Rutherford. 

176 Mary Morris; married W. C. Wayne. 

177 Ann Morris ; married Ehas Vanderhorst. 


106 GENERAL JACOB MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 43, died, at the age of 88, in 

1844. At the early age of nineteen he became a Revolutionary Soldier and served throughout 
that War, being favorably mentioned by General Charles Lee, on whose staff he served in 
the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, as well as distinguishing himself at Fort Moultrie in 
1776. General Jacob Morris married twice; first, during the Revolution, Mary Cox, by whom 
he had twelve children, most of whom lived to advanced ages. He, Jacob Morris, married, 
second, when over seventy years old. Miss Pringle. 

Lewis Morris, (the father of Jacob Morris), with his brother Richard, received a tract 
of three thousand acres of land in Montgomery County from the State of New York, as indem- 
nification for loss and damage done to their property by the British occupation of their estate 
in Morrisania during the Revolution. To this great tract of land, situated in the valley of the 
Butternuts, Jacob Morris migrated, and established his home on the thousand acre tract which 
was the portion of his father. Here a manor house was built, at what is now known as Morris, 
Otsego County, still in the possession of his descendants, and where may be found many family 
relics in the shape of furniture, etc. 

Beautiful miniatures of Jacob Morris and his wife, taken when they were young, are in 
the possession of Mrs. Sidney Webster, a daughter of Hamilton Fish. One of Jacob Morris' 
daughters, a woman of many graces, married Hamilton Fish, who was Secretary of State under 
General Grant, and as an evidence of her cleverness it is said that "she left Washington without 
having made an enemy." 

General Jacob Morris was interred in the Cemetery attached to the Morris Memorial 
Chapel of All Saints, which was erected in 1866, by contributions from various members of the 
Morris famUy. 

Issue by first wife, (from Bolton, in part) 

178 Sarah Morris; married, first, Peter Kean; second, Mr. Baker. 

179 Catharine Morris; married Mr. Prentiss. 

180 Mary Morris; married Isaac Cooper, of Cooperstown, brother of J. Fenimore 

Cooper, the writer. 

181 Augustus Morris 

> Of Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y. 

182 Valentine Morris 

183 Jacob Morris 

184 Richard Morris 

185 John Cox Morris 

186 Lee Morris 

187 Daughter; married Hamilton Fish 

Issue by second wife 

190 WilUam Morris, of Butternuts. 

191 A. P. Morris 

107 WILLIAM MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 43, married Miss Sarah Carpenter, 
and resided at Ballston Spa, N. Y. 


192 Anne Morris; married A. G. Stout. 

193 Frances Morris; married Captain Brooks, of the United States Army. 

194 Maria Morris 


195 Caroline Morris 

196 Arthur Morris, of New York. 

197 James Morris 

198 Captain Gouverneur Morris, of the United States Army. 

199 Major William Morris, of the United States Army. 

200 Lewis Morris 

108 STAATS MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 43, married Mrs. Roberts, says Bolton, 
but more probably Catalina Van Braeme. 


201 Sarah Morris; married Mr. Leonard. 

202 Louisa INIorris; married Norman Squires. 

203 Frederick Morris, of Batavia, Island of Java. 

204 Walter Morris, of Albany, Vermont. 

205 Lewis Nelson Morris; killed, at Monterey, 1846. 

1 09 RICHARD VALENTINE MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 43, married Ann Walton, 
and lived at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 


206 Gerard W. Morris, of New York. 

207 Richard V. Morris, of New Jork. 

208 Henry Morris, of New York. 

110 JAMES MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 43, was the youngest son. He married 
Helena Van Courtlandt, and resided at Pelham, N. Y. 


209 James Van Courtlandt Morris 

210 Augustus Frederick Van Courtlandt Morris 

211 Richard Lewis Morris, M. D. 

212 Robert R. Morris 

213 William H. Morris 

214 Catharine Morris; married H. H. Stevens, M. D. 

215 Mary Morris 

216 Helen Morris; married Richard Morris. 

217 Ann Morris 

218 Jane Morris 

219 Louisa Morris; married Edward Le Roy. 

220 Charlotte Morris; married Richard Kemble. 

114 GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, the only child of Gouverneur Morris, 48, born Feb. 9, 
1813, was a man of wealth and enterprise, and a gentleman farmer on a large scale. In 1842, 
he married his cousin, Martha Jefferson Cary, of Virginia. She died in 1873, and he married, 
second, in 1876, his cousin, Anna Morris. He resided at Pelham, N. Y., and died, Aug. 20, 
1888, aged 75 years. 

By his first wife he had ten children, five of whom survived him. See article of Anne 
Cary Morris, in New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, January, 1889. 


121 AMARIAH MORRIS, son of Samuel Morris, 57, was born in 1747; died, Sept. i, 

1807, aged 60 years and 9 months; married Sarah , who died, Sept. 10, 1810, aged 57 

years and 9 months. 


221 Elizabeth Morris; died, Dec. 5, 1806, aged 24 years, 9 months and i day. 

222 Garret Morris; baptized May 11, 1775; married, 1794, Mary Suydam. 

223 Jonathan Morris; married Micah 

224 Mary Morris; baptized June 20, 1779; married Stoffel Longstreet. 

225 Hannah Morris; married Thomas White* 

226 Sarah Morris 

122 JAMES MORRIS, son of Samuel Morris, 57, died", Oct. 27, 1820, aged 66 years, 
9 months and 18 days; married Lydia Patterson, (probably a daughter of Robert Patterson), 
who died, Sept. 13, 1844, aged 87 years and 8 days. 


227 Robert Morris 

228 Samuel Morris; died, unmarried, Jan. 20, 1837, aged 51 years and 20 days. 

229 James Morris; died unmarried. 

230 Lydia Morris; married Mr. Davis. 

231 PoUy Morris; married Mr. Lloyd. 

232 Joseph Morris; married Deborah Bennet. 

In the graveyard, on the Morris farm, near Leedsville, N. J., from which these epitaphs 
were copied, is a stone which records: 

Joseph Morris died, Sept. 23, 1826, aged 51 years, 5 months and 14 days. 
Mary, his wife, died, Jan. i, 1828, aged 43 years, 3 months and 15 days. 
These I cannot place. 

123 ROBERT P. MORRIS, son of Samuel Morris, 57, born 1734; died 1826; married, 
first, Jan. 9, 1766, Content Dunham. Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J., Record. He married, 
second, Mary Cooper. 


233 Samuel Morris, born Aug. 25, 1770, of Farmingdale, N. J. 

234 James Morris, of Eatontown, N. J.; afterwards went West. 

235 Joseph Morris; removed to Rockbridge, Va. 

124 ZEPHANIAH MORRIS, son of Samuel Morris, 57, married, Jan. 25, 1765, Mary 


236 William Morris, born Feb. i, 1765. 

237 Isaac Zephaniah Morris, born Aug. 11, 1766; died May 31, 1856. 

238 Mary Morris, born Mch. 19, 1770; married William Ryer. 

239 Ann Morris, born June 7, 1772. 

240 John Morris, born Dec. 5. 1774. 

*Nancy White and Thomas White, children of Thomas White and Joanna Morris, were baptized May 2, 1784. 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church, of New York. 


241 Joseph Morris, born Apl. 9, 1777; died Sep. 23, 1826. 

242 Ann Morris, born Oct. 19, 1779. 

130 WILLIAM MORRIS, supposed son of Christopher Morris, 58. 
1768, Mch. 4. A William Morris and Martha Vaughn had a Hcense to marry. 

1785, Jan. 12. Will of William Morris, of Piles Grove, Salem County; proved Feb. 15, 
1785, mentioned: 

Wife, Martha [Wain or Vaughn, who afterwards married Mr. Greene; family tradition.] 

Eldest son, Christopher; under age. 

Youngest son, William. 

Daughter, Elizabeth 

Executors: Wife, Martha, son Christopher, and friend, Solomon Smith. 


243 Christopher Morris, born 1768. 

244 Elizabeth Morris; married Mr. Ripley. 

245 [Polly Morris?] ; not mentioned in the will. 

246 WiUiam Morris 

131 ADAM MORRIS, son of WilUam Morris, 60, married 


247 Elihu Morris 

134 WILLIAM MORRIS, son of WiUiam Morris, 60, had 

248 Elizabeth Morris, who married and had three children. 

249 Rosanna Morris, who married and had one child. 

250 Ann Morris 

251 William Morris; married Mary Van Nort. 

252 Phebe Morris, who married and had five children. 

253 James Morris, who married and had two children. 

254 Joseph Morris, who married and had one child. 

137 JOEL MORRIS, son of William Morris, 60, married Rebecca Stillwell. 


255 Richard Morris; married, first, Mary Van Kirk; second, Alice Van Kirk, widow 

of Francis Errickson, born Mch. 23, 1800; died June 19, 1844. 

256 Ann Morris 

257 Rachel Morris 

258 William Morris 

259 Joseph Morris 

138 BENJAMIN MORRIS, son of William Morris, 60, born Nov. 13, 1760; died Feb. 
22, 1829; married Abigail , born Oct. 6, 1761; died Jan. 15, 1798. 


260 Deborah Morris, born Nov. 3, 1783. 

261 Adam Morris, born Jan. 23, 1785; married, Mch. 9, 1811, Lydia Matthews. 


262 Sarah Morris, born Nov. 6, 1786. 

263 Lydia Morris, born Aug. 17, 1788; died Jan. 4, 1790. 

264 Obediah Morris, born June 5, 1790. 

265 Ann Morris, born Apl. 9, 1793. 

266 Keturiah Morris, born Feb. 23, 1795; married, Aug. 16, 1821, Gilbert Miller. 

150 SAMUEL MORRIS, son of Benjamin Morris, 64, married ..... 

267 Benjamin Morris, not yet of age, Apr. 20, 18 10, when his grandfather made his 


152 ELISHA MORRIS, son of Benjamin Morris, 64, died 1803; married, first, ; 

second, Dec. 31, 1800, Deborah Burges. 

1803, Sep. 23. Deborah Morris made administratrix on the estate of Elisha Morris, de- 
ceased, of Monmouth Co. 

Issue by first wife 

268 Elizabeth Morris; married, Nov. 14, 1810, Johnson Van Mater. 

157 MARY MORRIS, daughter of Joseph Morris, 65, born Sep. 20, 1757; died July 19, 
1807; married, as his first wife, Apl. 25, 1781, by license dated Apl. 16, 1781, Benjamin White, 
son of George and Anne (Lippincott) White, born Dec. 4, 1755; died Nov. 7, 1841. 

Elizabeth White, born Mch. 2, 1781; died Oct. 4, 1854; married, Sep. 12, 1799, 

Amos, son of William and Hester (Middleton) Tilton, born Oct. 7, 1774; died 

Sep. 3, 1819. 
Caroline White, born May 30, 1782; died Mch. 31, 1798. 
John White, born Oct. 11, 1783; married Jane Wright. 
Mary White, born Apr. i, 1785; died Oct. 21, 1861; married, June 3, 1803, Thad- 

deus, son of Hezekiah and Mary (Betts) Whitlock, born Oct. 21, 1781. 
Agnes White, born Nov. 20, 1786; died Dec. 3, 1786. 
Joanna White, born Jan. 20, 1788; died 1788. 
Annie White, born Mch. 11, 1789; died Sep. 22, i860. 
Susannah White, born June 3, 1791; died Oct. 3, 1796. 
Joanna White, born Apr. 13, 1793; died Aug. 11, 1793. 
Morris White, born May 3, 1794; died Oct. i, 1796. 
Benjamin Morris White, born July 20, 1797; died June 8, 1817. 
Joseph Embree White, born Jan. 23, 1799; died July 9,1874; married, May 22, 

1834, Sarah White, daughter of Jacob and Rachel (White) Corlies, born June 

21, 1797; died Feb. 21, 1890. 
Susan White, born July 11, 1801; died July 12, 1865. 

164 JAMES LAWRENCE MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 82, born, at Farmingdale, 
N. J., Jan. 19, 1766; died, at Manasquan, N. J., May 13, 1839; married Abigail, daughter of 
Thomas and Catherine (Potter) Tilton; died Mch. 17, 1850. 


269 Amos Tilton Morris; married Elizabeth St. Clair Berry. 


270 Gertrude Ann Morris, born Apl. 30, 1802; died Aug. 20, 1882; married, first, 

Hampton; second, June 30, 1834, Joseph, son of David Corlies. 

271 William Morris 

272 Middleton Morris; died Nov. 16, 1850, aged 38 years. 

273 Catherine Morris 

274 Robert L. Morris, born Oct. 9, 1804. 

275 Joseph Morris 

276 Charles Morris, (supposed), born 1810; died Nov. 24, 1842. 

213 WILLIAM H. MORRIS, son of James Morris, no. He resided at Morrisania, 
New York, and married 


277 A. Newbold Morris; in 1895, of 19 East 64th St., New York City. 

227 ROBERT MORRIS, son of James Morris, 122, married Charlotte, daughter of 
James StillweU. They lived near Morrisville, N. J. 


278 James I. Morris; married 

279 Robert Morris; married 

280 Samuel Decatur Morris; a judge, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

281 William Henry Morris 

282 Mary Elizabeth Morris; married Mr. Davis. 

283 Lydia Jane Morris; married Mr. Lawson. 

284 Margaret Morris; married, June 27, 1857, John Brower. 

285 Charlotte Ami Morris; married Mr. Brokaw. 

286 Deborah Patterson Morris; married Mr. McClain. 

232 JOSEPH MORRIS, son of James Morris, 122, married Deborah Bennet. 


287 James Henry Morris 

288 Warren Morris 

289 David Morris 

290 Daughter; married Mr. Lay ton. 

291 Elizabeth Morris 

233 SAMUEL MORRIS, of Farmingdale, son of Robert P. Morris, 123, married Cather- 
ine Bennett. 


292 Bennett Morris 

293 James Morris 

294 Joseph Morris 

295 Samuel Morris, born Sep. 15, 1807. 

296 Robert Wesley Morris; married, Dec. 26, 1843, Rebecca Youmans. 

297 Adaline Morris, born Feb. 16, 1816. 

298 Robert Morris 

299 Lydia Morris; married John HaU. 


300 Polly, or Mary Morris, born 1799; married Mr. Hurley. 

301 Content Morris; married, Jan. 26, 1827, Thomas Sutphen. 

237 ISAAC ZEPHANIAH MORRIS, son of Zephaniah Morris, 124, born Aug. 11, 
1766; died May 31, 1856, aged 89, 9, 21; married, Nov. 8, 1792, Anne Brewer, born 1769; 
died May 3, 1862. 


302 Mary Morris, born Mch. 4, 1794; died Nov. 27, 1870, at Yorkville, 111.; married, 

Mch. 21, 1812, John, son of Amor and Deborah (Brewer) Cook, born Oct. 13, 
1789; died Sep. 21, 1852. 

303 Lydia Ann Morris; died at Aurora, 111.; married Francis Asbury Emmons. 

304 CorneUus L. Morris, born 1804; died 1885; married Maria Lefferts, born 1806; 

died 1897. 

305 Harriet Morris; married George Hay. 

306 Elizabeth Morris; married Lawrence Earle. 

241 JOSEPH MORRIS, son of Zephaniah Morris, 124, born Apr. 9, 1777; died Sep. 
23, 1826; married, June 16, 1805, Mary Brewer, of Shrewsbury, born Oct. 15, 1784; died Jan. i, 


307 Mary Ann Morris, born Nov. 23, 1806; died Jurfe 10, 1881; married, Jan. 31, 

1832, Charles Dennis, son of Francis and Margaret (Parker) Borden, born Jan. 
19, 1808; died June 14, 1856. 

308 Joseph Morris, born Feb. 6, 1808; married, Jan. 13, 1834, Mary Hend- 


309 Henry Morris, born Feb. 6, 1808. 

310 Ellen Morris, born Oct. 31, 1813; died Apr. 25, 1879; married, Jan. 20, 1841, 

Joseph C. Ayres, born Jan. 7, 1817; died Jan. 14, 1873. 

311 Eliza J. Morris, born Feb. 20, 1819; died, Sep. 12, 1892, unmarried. 

312 Forman Morris, born June 2, 1821; married Margaret 

313 Wilham Ryer Morris, born Sep. 6, 1824. 

243 CHRISTOPHER MORRIS, son of William Morris, 130, married, first, Lydia 
Richmond; second, [Elizabeth Humphreys?] 

1819. Will of Christopher Morris, of Salem County, N. J.; proved Oct. 29, 1821, men- 
tioned : 

Daughters, Martha Peak 
Rachel Borden 

Son, William 

Sister, Elizabeth Ripsey. 

Executors: Son, William, and friend, Tho= Yarrow. 

Issue by first wife 

314 WiUiam Morris 

315 Martha Morris; married Mr. Peak. 

316 Rachel Morris; married Mr. Borden. 

317 Rebecca Morris 


251 WILLIAM MORRIS, son of William Morris, 134, married Marj^ Van Nort. 


318 James S. Morris, born May 20, 1812; died May 28, 1885; married Edna Van 

Kirk, born June 7, 1815; died Sep. 30, 1879. 

319 John Morris; married Deborah 

320 William Joseph Morris, born June 20, 1822; died Oct. 13, 1890; married, July 22, 

1857, Hester Ann, daughter of Caleb Jewell and Susan Osborn; died Dec. 17, 

321 Caroline Morris; married Mr. Hyde. 

269 AMOS TILTON MORRIS, son of James L. Morris, 164, married Elizabeth St. 
Clair Berry. 


322 Stuart Fitz Randolph IMorris; died unmarried. 

323 Lewis ISIorris; married Agnes Stewart. 

324 Alexander Morris; married Sarah 

325 Charles Edward Morris; married Eliza 

272 MIDDLETON MORRIS, son of James Lawrence Morris, 164, died Nov. 16, 1850, 
aged 38 years; married 


326 William Morris, of Bridgeton, N. J.; married Hannah E., daughter of Josiah 

and Frances (Cook) Wainright. 

274 ROBERT L. MORRIS, son of James Lawrence Morris, 164, born Oct. 9, 1804; died 
Apl. 4, 1889; married, July 27, 1834, Elizabeth Allen, born Aug. 6, 1805; died Jan. 2, 1886. 


327 Thomas T. :Morris, of Manasquan, N. J.; born Aug. 26, 1845; married, June 26, 

1875, Elizabeth, daughter of John B. Gifford. 

276 CHARLES MORRIS, supposed to have been the son of James Lawrence Morris, 
164, born 1810; died Nov. 24, 1842; married, June 5, 1829, Ann Eliza Holmes, born 1812; died 
Feb. 26, 1904. 


328 Matilda Morris; married Mr. TuUis, of Camden, N. J. 

329 Eleanor Gertrude Morris, born 1829; married Mr. Stout. 

330 Catharine Morris; married Mr. Walt. 

331 Jacob Holmes Morris, born 1832; died Oct. 4, 1904; married, first, ; second, 

Catharine , born 1834. 

332 James Morris, of Manasquan, N. J. 

295 SAMUEL MORRIS, son of Samuel Morris, 233, born Sep. 15, 1807; died May 2, 
1889; married, first, 1829, Rhoda C. Van Mater, bom Nov. 27, 1812; died June 6, 1863; second, 
1870, Mrs. Hannah (Loomis) Lincoln, of Piano, Kendal Co., 111. By his first wife he had ten 


;^^^ Cornelius V. Morris, born 1832; died Dec. 20, i860. 

334 Orpha Morris, born Oct. 21, 1836; died Jan. 25, 1862. 

335 Samuel B. Morris, born Mch. i, 1840; died May 21, 1862. 

336 Rhody Ann Morris, born Mch. i, 1840; died May 21, 1862. 

337 Charles M. Morris; married twice. 

338 Cyrus H. Morris; married 

339 John D. Morris; married 

340 Louise Catherine Morris, born February, 1837; married David, son of Amor and 

Mary Ann (Page) Cook. 

341 Elizabeth Morris; married O. S. Ellithorpe. 

342 Mary Morris; died about 1862 or 3; married Robert White. 

296 ROBERT WESLEY MORRIS, son of Samuel Morris, 233 ; married, Dec. 26, 1843, 
Rebecca Youmans. 

342a John F. Morris, born Oct. 12, 1827; married, first, Feb. 14, 1849, Sarah A., 
daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah (Antonides) Tilton; second, Aug. 8, 1853, 
Mary Elizabeth Tilton, her sister. 
Issue by first wife 
George Morris; married Annie, daughter of William and Hannah Stout. 

Issue by second wife 
John Henry Morris; married Annie Flitcroft. 
342b EUzabeth H. Morris; married John H., son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Antonides) 
TUton, born 1843. 

297 AD ALINE MORRIS, daughter of Samuel Morris, 233, born Feb. 16, 1816; died 
Aug. 31, 1891; married, Feb. 14, 1835, Daniel, son of Montilion and Lydia (Harris) Woolley, 
born 181 1 ; died Feb. 13, 1897. 

George W. Woolley, born Nov. 30, 1835; married, first, 1863, Jane, daughter of 

Amos Pierce, born 1846; second, Mrs. Hannah Wardell, died Oct. 23, 1900. 
John Wesley Woolley, born Sep. 18, 1837; died Mch. 3, 1908; married Julia 

A. De Groot; died Jan. 21, 1904. 
Charles Henry Woolley, born Dec. 23, 1839; married, first, Janie Bush; second, 

Oct. 26, 1859, Lockie Wood; third, Edith ; and fourth, Mary Finnegan. 

Catherine Maria Woolley, born Dec. 16, 1841; married, Apr. 3, 1858, Captain 

Henry B. Sherman, born Nov. 28, 1833; died Nov. 9, 1906. 
Joseph Addison Woolley, born Dec. 19, 1843; married, first, EUzabeth 'Mason; 

second, Katie Hatfield. 
Dr. Daniel Morris Woolley, born Aug. i, 1850; married Henrietta Wilde. 
Louis E. Woolley, born Jan. 2, 1854; died prior to 1886; married Annie Forsyth. 

301 CONTENT MORRIS, daughter of Samuel Morris, 233, married, Jan. 26, 1827, 
Thomas Sutphen. 


Samuel Sutphen, born Mch. 31, 1828. 
Catharine Ann Sutphen, born May 3, 1829. 
Mary Emily Sutphen, born July 7, 183 1. 
Sarah Emily Sutphen, born Apr. 12, 1833. 
William Henry Sutphen, born Dec. 13, 1835. 
Melville S. Sutphen, born Nov. 10, 1837. 
Clark Sutphen, born Nov. 19, 1839. 
Adaline Sutphen, born Nov. 6, 1841. 
Jane Elizabeth Sutphen, born Feb. 13, 1844. 
John Wesley Sutphen, bom ]\Iay 28, 1849. 

304 CORNELIUS L. MORRIS, son of Isaac Zephaniah Morris, 237, born 1804; died 
1885; married Maria Lefferts, born 1806; died 1897. 


343 Henrietta Morris; married, became the first wife of James W. Stout, bom 1836; 

died June 4, 1906. 

344 Adelaide Morris; married, Jan. i, 1873, became the second wife of James W. 


345 Charlotte Morris; married Benjamin Theodore, son of Joseph T. and Lucy G. 

(CorUes) White. 

346 Amanda Morris; married Harrison D. White, born May 5, . 

347 Corneha Morris; married, i860, James Minton, born 1833; died Feb. 13, 1908. 

348 Emily Morris; married Archibald Minton; died 1906. 

349 Julia Morris; married Fred Klawberg. 

350 Augustus Morris, born 1840; married Gertrude, daughter of Augustus J. and 

Mary (Bennett) White. 

308 JOSEPH MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 241, born Feb. 6, 1808; married, Jan. 13, 
1834, Mary, or Marcy, daughter of Captain Daniel and Catharina (Bedle) Hendrickson. 


351 Daniel Hendrickson Morris, born 1839; married, first, Dec. i, 1858, Mary Smith; 

second, Josephine Smith, born 1849. 

312 FORMAN MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 241, born June 2, 1821; married Mar- 
garet , born 1832. 


352 Joseph V. Morris, bom 1858. 

353 Ensley Morris, born 1866. 

314 WILLIAM MORRIS, son of Christopher Morris, 243, married [Elizabeth Humph- 


354 Josiah Morris; married Margaretta V. Rice. 

355 William Morris 

356 Elizabeth Morris; married Mr. Hull or Hare. 


357 John Morris; married Mary 

358 Emma Jane Morris; married Mr. Newell. 

359 Samuel Morris 

360 Amanda Morris; married Mr. Wiley. 

361 Martha Morris 

362 Lydia Morris 

351 DANIEL HENDRICKSON MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 308, born 1839; 
married, first, Dec. i, 1858, Mary Smith; second, Josephine Smith, born 1849. 

Issue by first wife 

363 WiUiam Ellsworth Morris; married Anna V., daughter of Garret and Susan J. 

(Wyckoff) Smock. 

Issue by second wife 

364 Daniel S. Morris, born 1874; married, first, Striker; second, Oct. 17, 1905, 

Irene Budd. 

354 JOSIAH MORRIS, son of William Morris, 314, married Margaretta Rice. 

365 Josephine Morris 

366 Agnes Morris; married Mr. Starr. 

367 William Morris; married Alice Anthony. 

368 Edwin Morris 

369 Bessie Morris 

370 Samuel Morris 

371 Mary Morris 

From Mrs. A. M. Starr, 3928 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 


A John Morris has to be accounted for, who flourished as early as 171 7. 

Freehold Court Records, Feb. 28, 171 6/ 17. Thomas Kearny & Mich: Kearny @ John 
Morris. Case £12. 

Nov. 25, 1 7 19. John Morris on a jury. 

Nov. 27, 1 7 19. John Morris on a jury. 

From an old paper in the Surrogate's Office: 

October Term, 1730. John Morris, of Freehold, weaver, bound to John Parker, of Perth 

Another paper: July Term, 1734. Pintard Executors vs. John Morris, of Freehold, Feb. 3, 
172J, at Shrewsbury said John Morris bound in sum . 

1 BENJAMIN MORRIS, who I beheve to be either a son of Thomas or Lewis Morris, 
resided at Nutswamp, Middletown, N. J. He married, by Hcense dated June i, 1767, Lydia 
Crawford, who had previously been licensed to marry, July 30, 1756, Cornehus Compton, who 
left her widowed, shortly prior to her marriage to Benjamin Morris. 



2 Joseph Morris 

3 Benjamin Morris 

4 Stout Morris 

5 Lydia Morris, born Jan. 25, 1773; died Nov. 23, 1863; married James Frost, born 

Jan. I, 1769; died Mch. 23, 1821. 

6 Esther Morris; married, Oct. 27, 1799, Jonathan Stout. 

2 JOSEPH MORRIS, son of Benjamin Morris, i, was born in 1770, and served in the 
War of 1812. He married Patience, daughter of James Herbert. She died aged 92 years. 


7 Joseph Morris, born 4mo., 25, 1804. 

8 Benjamin Morris, born 4mo., 6, 1809. 

9 George Morris 

10 Tylee Morris; died young. 

11 Charles Morris 

12 Crawford Morris 

13 Lydia Morris; married Ezekiel, son of Jonathan and Mary (Madden) Til ton. 

14 John Morris, born 1821; died 1853. 

3 BENJAMIN MORRIS, son of Benjamin Morris, i, was born in 1768. 


15 Charles Morris 

16 Benjamin Morris 



7 JOSEPH MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 2, was born 4mo., 25, 1804; died 4mo., 23, 
1905; married, first, about 1827, Jane A. Wallace, who died Dec. 24, 1840; second, in 1849, 
Carohne M. Lamb, born 1814; died 7mo., 26, 1903. 


21 Ehhu Morris 

22 William Wallace Morris, bom Feb. 18, 1830; died Aug. 8, 1905; married, 1853, 

Mary Elizabeth Bines. 

23 Joseph Morris 

24 George Morris 

25 Charles Morris; died young. 

26 Charles Morris, 2nd, born 1851; married Henrietta , born 1859. 

Fred Morris, born 1873. 
Antoinette Morris, born 1879. 

27 Antoinette Morris; married Asa T. Van Winkle. 

28 AUda Morris; married Thomas Walling. 


8 BENJAMIN MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 2, was born 4mo., 6, 1809; died imo. 
19, 1904; married, 1836, Julia A. Comstock, born 1825; died 1900. 


29 Spencer Morris; married, Nov. 12, 1863, Mary E. Foster. 

30 Lewis Morris 

31 Lavinia Morris 

32 Elizabeth Morris, born 1857. 

T,T, Charlotte Morris; died May 5, 1903. 

34 George W. Morris, born 1861. 

35 Susan Morris; married Joseph Taylor. 

9 GEORGE MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 2, married EHza Banks. 


36 Sarah Morris 

37 Mary Morris 

11 CHARLES MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 2, married Sarah Palmer. 


38 Caroline Morris 

39 Sarah Morris 

40 George Morris 

12 CRAWFORD MORRIS, son of Joseph Morris, 2, married Eliza More. 


41 Charles Morris 

42 Josephine Morris 

43 Mary Morris 

13 LYDIA MORRIS, daughter of Joseph Morris, 2, married, as his second wife, Ezekiel, 
son of Jonathan and Mary (Madden) Tilton. 


Lydia Tilton; married. May 6, 1858, WilHam Stout. 

Benjamin M. Tilton, born 1830; died June 26, 1906; married Margaret Ho- 
garth, born 1853. 

Sarah Tilton; died May, 1909; married James Christy Hughes. 

George Morris Tilton, born 1835; died Mch. 9, 1904; married, Nov. 9, 1858, Maria 
A. Walling, born 1837. 

29 SPENCER MORRIS, son of Benjamin Morris, 8, born 1844; married, Nov. 12, 
1863, Mary E. Foster, born 1846. 


44 Jessie Morris, born 1865. 

45 Caroline Morris, born 1866. 

46 Lewis Morris, born 1869. 


47 Julia Morris, born 1873. 

48 Rebecca Morris, born 1873. 

Mrs. A. H. Weatherby, of Trenton, N. J., is the authority for saying that Samuel Morris, 
possibly a descendant of Lewis Morris, of Passage Point (32), married Mary White; was the 
father of Samuel Morris, (58), who married Hester Patterson, and grandfather of a John Morris, 
who was killed in the Revolutionary- War. She further states that this John Morris and Eliza- 
beth Elmer were the parents of Jacob ^Morris, who married, Nov. 21, 1799, Anne Wolcott, and 
were the ancestors of the family that is given in the following notes. But the late James Steen, 
Esq., of Eatontown, N. J., has given me to understand that the above mentioned Jacob Morris 
was a natural child, and his authority for so saying was one of the descendants of the family 
who had tried to trace out his ancestr>', only to discover that such was the case. 

1 JACOB MORRIS died, July 30, 1858, aged eighty years; married, Nov. 21, 1799, 
Anne, daughter of Benjamin and Ann (Lewis) Wolcott, born Jan. 22, 1784; died Mch. 30, i860, 
aged 76, 2, 8. 


2 Lydia Morris 

3 Deborah Morris, born Oct. 9, 1803; died Oct. 29, 1857; married, first, Gilbert, son 

of Cornelius and Jane (WilHamson) Brower; second, Mr. WTiitmiel. 

4 Benjamin Morris, born 1806; died May 21, 1868. 

5 John Morris, born Sep. 22, 1807; died Oct. 18, 1854. 

6 William W. Morris, born 1818; died Oct. 26, 1839. 

7 Jacob Wolcott INIorris, born Jan. 29, 1810; died Oct. 10, 1879. 

8 Samuel Morris, born April, 181 2; died Oct. 22, 1878; married Hannah Bennett. 

9 Ann Morris; married Cyrenius Golden. 

4 BENJAMIN MORRIS, son of Jacob Morris, i, born 1806; died May 21, 1868; mar- 
ried, Aug. 26, 1829, Margaret Chadwick, bom 1799; died Nov. 11, 1891. 


10 Mary Ann Morris, born July 25, 1830; died Jan. 9, 1857; married, Apr. 26, 1849, 

Michael, son of Daniel and Catharine (Scott) Hulett. 

11 Thomas C. Morris, born 1833; died Mch. 10, 1889; married Malvina M , 

born January, 1820; died Feb. 4, 1864. 

12 Jacob Morris, born July 20, 1834; died Jan. 12, 1882; married Caroline , 

and had 

Sarah Margaret Morris, born 1859; died Sep. 3, 1862. 

13 Sarah Morris 

5 JOHN MORRIS, born Sep. 22, 1807; died Oct. 18, 1854 ; married Mary, daughter of 
William and Margaret (Morton) White, born July 19, 1798; died Sep. 16, 1886. 


14 Margaret A. Morris, bom July 14, 1832; married, July 18, 1849, Joseph Tallman. 

15 Jane EUzabeth Morris, born Jan. i, 1835; married Daniel B., son of Benjamin 

Stillwagon, born 1835. 


i6 Ten Brook Morris, born SqD. 19, 1837; married, Jan. 13, 1870, Lydia A. Davison; 
and, second, Sarah , born 1840. 

7 JACOB WOLCOTT MORRIS, son of Jacob Morris, i, born Jan. 29, 18 10; died Oct. 
10 1879; married, Nov. 6, 1830, Maria Wardell; second, Mch. 15, 1854, Elizabeth Louise, 
daughter of Benjamin Davenport and CaroUne (Custis-Moore) Pearce, born Mch. 17, 1836; 
died Sep. 16, 1899. 

Issue by first wife 

17 J. Lambert Morris, born 1835; died Nov. 9, 1835. 

18 Lydia Morris; married Charles Bennett. 

19 Sarah Ann Morris; married Isaac Carter. 

20 Elizabeth G. Morris, born 1839; married, Mch. 17, 1859, William Russell Morris, 

born 1836. 

Isstie by second wife 

21 Jacob Van Derveer Morris, born Feb. 21, 1855; died Jan. 17, 1871. 

22 Benjamin Pearce Morris, of Long Branch, born Sep. 10, 1857; married, Sep. 6, 

1889, Minnie Emmons, and had 
Mildred Morris 
Oliver Wolcott Morris 
Langdon Emmons Morris 
Benjamin P. Morris 

23 CaroUne Estelle Morris, born Mch. 9, 1859; married, Oct. 8, 1878, James Monroe 

Green, of Trenton, N. J. 

24 Myrtilla De Graw Morris, born Mch. 22, 1861; married, Nov. 14, 1883, Judge 

Wilbur Arthur Heisley. 

25 Ella Wolcott Morris, born Mch. 20, 1865; married, Oct. 31, 1888, Frank Mulgrave 

Taylor, born Feb. 28, 1864; died July, 1902. 

26 Lillie Adams Morris, born Mch. 9, 1868; married, Sep. 28, 1892, Edward Randolph 

Slocum, Jr., born Feb. i, 1869. 

8 SAMUEL MORRIS, son of Jacob Morris, i, born April, 1812; died Oct. 22, 1878; 
married Hannah Bennett. 


27 J. Treadwell Morris; died 1864. 

28 Garret Morris, born Jan. 12, 1833; died Mch. 12, 1864; married Cornelia Price. 

29 William Russell Morris, born July 20, 1835; died Mch. i, 1862; married, Mch. 17, 

1859, Elizabeth Morris. 

30 S. Corlies Morris, born 1841; married, Dec. 21, 1864, Mary A., daughter of 

Montilion and EmeUne WooUey, born 1842; died Nov. 4, 1908, and had 
Chrissie Morris, born 1868. 
Robert L. Morris, born 1874. 
Martha C. Morris, born 1877. 
Arthur C. Morris 

31 John Morris 


32 Margaret Emma Morris; married Richard Borden. 
;j,^ Ann Morris, born Aug. 3, 1845; died Aug. 27, 1875. 

34 Hannah Maria Morris, born 1846; died Oct. 23, 1878; married, June 6, 1877, 
Samuel C. Dangler. 

9 ANN MORRIS, daughter of Jacob Morris, i, married Cyrenius Golden. 
Catharine Golden, born May 17, 1832; died Feb. 13, 1842. 
Charles Golden; died Nov. 14, 1880; married Caroline Fleming. 
Deborah Golden; married Joseph Winter. 

William Golden; married Winters. 

Anne Golden; married Henry Magee. 

Joseph Golden, born Aug. 9, 1852; died Mch. 7, 1854. 

Sarah Golden 

George Golden, born Jan. 10, 1858; died Sep. 2, 1858. 

1829, June 5. Charles Morris married Ann Eliza Holmes and had a son, Jacob Holmes 
Morris, of Manasquan, born 1832; and died Oct. 4, 1904. 

This Jacob Holmes Morris married twice, his second wife being Catharine , born 

about 1834. By his first wife he had a daughter; and by his second wife a daughter and a 
son, Edward Morris, born about 1863. 

The following nine individuals were brothers and sisters : 

John Morris, born 1824; died Mch. 24, 1904; of Middletown Township. 

George W. Morris, born 1831; died Jan. 8, 1905; of Keansburg; married twice; his 

widow married Mr. Percival. 
Abraham Morris, of Keyport. 
Gerardus C. Morris, born about 1841; married, Dec. 17, 1866, Elizabeth Lufborrow; 

of New Monmouth. 

Aaron Morris, born about 1843; married Mary E , of Holmdel. 

Fanny Morris, of Middletown; married William I. Stillwell. 

Emily Morris, of Asbury Park. 

Cordelia Morris; married George C. Luyster. 

Caroline Morris, of Keyport. 

In Monmouth County there were a number of the name John Morris. I believe that I 
have separated them and placed them under their proper heads: 
1727-1739. John Morris, of Squankum. 
1 730-1 736. John Morris was a Surrogate. 
1740-1758. John Morris was a weaver. 

1 744-1 769. John Morris, son of John, of Squamkum, called John, Jr. 
— ■. John Morris was a Lieut. -Colonel. 

Ruthero Morris came from Wales, and settled in Salem County. He was a Quaker. 
1702, 20, II mo. Will of Ruthero Morris, of Elssenburgh, Salem County; proved Sep. 21, 
1704, mentioned: 


Wife, Jael, she afterwards married John Lewis. 
Sons, Joseph 





1733-4, 10 [or 11] mo., 26. Will of David Morris, of Elsinburgh; proved Feb. 16, 1733, 
mentioned : 
Wife, Jane 

Sons, David, not yet eighteen. 
John Jeffreys, not of age. 
Brother, Lewis 
Daughter, Jane 

1739, II mo., 4. Will of Lewis Morris, of Salem County; proved July 18, 1740, mentioned: 

Wife, Grace 

Daughters, Sarah, eldest. 




Jayl (Jael?) 


Sister, Lydia Hart 
Brother, David 

1743, Nov. 12. Administration was granted to John Henderson, chief creditor, upon the 
estate of Eneas Morris, late of Freehold, with the consent of Mary Morris, widow of Eneas. 

Inventory of his estate was taken Nov. 19, 1743, by Ja^ Robinson and Peter Clark, ap- 
praisers, and amounted to £22-4-0. 

1789, Apr. 4. Anna Morris, widow of John Morris, deceased, gave bond to administer on 
his estate, Joseph Tomson being the surety. Thomas Morford and William Lippincott ap- 
praised his estate at £129-7-8. She afterwards married, prior to Aug. 10, 1799, Stephen 

The index of an old account book, which was opened as early as 1730, contains the names 
of the following members of the Morris family: 
Morris, Thomas, 40. 
Morris, Jno., Falls, 83. 
Morris, John, taylor, 116. 
Morris, Lewis, 119. 
Morris, Richard, 129. 
Morris, Lewis, Jr., 146. 
Morris, John, Freehold, 225. 

There are many Morris marriage licenses at Trenton, N. J., which I am unable to place 
and which may not belong to the Monmouth County Family. 

Monmouth County 

1742, May I. Christopher Morris and Rebecca Lay ton. 

1765, Jan. 25. Zelphamate Morris and Mary Daws. 

1767, June 19. Thomas Morris and Elizabeth Chandler. 

1772, Jan. 18. Jacob Morris and Meribah Leming. 


1749, July 3. Richard Morris, Jr., and Johannah Patterson. 

1751, Sept. 14. Mary Morris and John Conrey. 

1757, Dec. 7. Mary Morris and Asahal Freeman. 
1769, Oct. 29. Margaret Morris and John Cox, minor. 
1 78 1, Apr. 16. Mary Morris and Benjamin White. 

From Christ Church Record, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1737, Jan. I. John, son of John Morris, of Shrewsbury. 
1754, Sept. 15. Thomas, son of John Morris, of Freehold. 

1758, July 30. Edward, son of John and Mary Morris, of Freehold. 

Morris Marriages Recorded at Freehold, Monmouth Co., N. J. 

1794, Apr. 27. Garret Morris and Polly Sydam. 

1796, Jan. 20. Samuel Morris and Rebecca Smith. 

1796, Dec. 7. George Morris and Nelly Covenhoven. 

1797, Apr. 17. Rachel Morris, of Middletown, and James Coil, of Freehold. 

1798, Feb. 13. EUsha Morris and Elizabeth Smith. 

1799, Oct. 27. Hester Morris and Jonathan Stout. 

1800, Dec. 30. Lewis Morris and Catharine Woolley. 

1801, Mch. 28. Elizabeth Morris and John Green. 

1801, Oct. 21. Ann Morris and John Francis. 

1802, Apr. 10. Elizabeth Morris and Robert Lewis; both of Howell. 

1802, Dec. 25. Isabel Morris and Rev. Jacob Reckhow. 

1803, Mch. 24. Valeriah Morris and John Johnson. 

1803, Oct. 22. John Morris and Catharine Lane. 

1804, Apr. 19. Robert Morris and Rebecca Jackson. 

1804, Dec. 6. Elizabeth Morris and Joseph Brewer. 

1805, June 16. Joseph Morris and Mary Brewer. 

1805, Dec. 7. James Morris and Susannah Lippincott. 

1806, Jan. 16. David Morris and Susannah Lamery (Lanery?). 
1806, May 8. Deborah Morris and Jacob Lippincott. 

1806, July 3. WilUam Morris and Hannah Gardner. 

1806, July 12 Sarah Morris and Isaac Herbert; both of Howell 

1807, Apr 2. Mary Morris and John Aumack. 

1808, Feb. 12. Rosannah Morris and David Emmons; both of Howell. 
1808, June 25. Charles Morris and Sarah Patterson. 

1810, Feb. 22. Sarah Morris and Jonathan Cooper; both of Middletown. 

1810, May 19. Hannah Morris, of Howell, and William Van Schoick, of Lower Freehold. 

1810, May 26. EUzabeth (Morris or More) and Elias Brower; both of Freehold. 

181 1, Jan. 13. Sarah Morris and Samuel Kerr. 
181 1, Mch. 9. Adam Morris and Lydia Matthews. 
181 1, Apr. I. M^ Sarah Morris and James Edwards. 

1811, Oct. 29. Japhia Morris of Middletown and Lydia Morris. 

1812, Mch. 21. Mrs. Molly Morris and John Cook; both of Shrewsbury. 
1812, Apr. 9. Elizabeth Morris and Forman Throckmorton. 

1812, Aug. 15. Stephen Morris and EUzabeth Cole. 


[813, Mch. 3. Hannah Morris and James G. Hendrickson. 
[813, Mch. 22. Ezekiel Morris and Mary Wilson. 

1814, Jan. 22. Peter Morris and Mary Van Cleve. 
[814. Apr. ID. Mary Morris and Elisha Lloyd; both of Middletown. 
[814, Sep. 9. Sarah Morris and John W. Lippincott; both of Howell. 

1815, Sep. 9. Catharine Morris and Thomas Phillips. 
[815, Nov. 9. Stephen Morris and Mary Compton. 
[816, Jan. 30. Sarah Morris and William Woolley. 
t8i6, Mch. 30. Deborah Morris and Ezekiel Johnston; both of Howell. 
[816, Apr. 14. Charles Morris and Ellen Newkirk. 

r8i6, Aug. 24. Deborah Morris, of Shrewsbury, and Barney Vantassel, of New York. 
[817, Feb. 6. Ezekiel Morris and Mary Kirby 
[817, Feb. 22. George Morris and Jedidah Newmon. 
[817, Aug. 16. Elizabeth Morris and Asia Wilson; both of Shrewsbury. 
[817, Sep. 15. William Morris and Maria Wright; both of Middletown. 
[817, Nov. 29. James Morris and Eliza Randolph. 
[819, Mch. 2. John Morris and Eliza Reed. 
[819, Mch. 10. Elizabeth Morris and Joseph D. Sutphin. 
[819, Oct. 9. Eleanor Morris and Anthony Smith; both of Middletown. 
[820, Feb. 3. James Morris, of Howell, and Hannah Youmans, of Shrewsbury. 
[820, Jirne I. Samuel S. Morris and Sarah W. Sutphen. 
[820, Nov. 18. Nancy Morris and Andrew Karr. 
[820, Dec. 14. Matilda Morris and Samuel Esth; both of Shrewsbury. 

After this date there is a large number of marriages, down to about 1890, not reproduced 
here for obvious reasons. 

For information concerning the Morris Family, see: 

The Boundary Line, by Martha Morris Lawrence, Deckertown, N. J., 1895. 

Old Times in Old Monmouth. 

Provincial Courts of New Jersey. 

East Jersey under the Proprietors. 

Morris Papers, by Whitehead. 

Robert Morris' Claim, by James Steen, Esq. 

Bolton's History of Westchester County, N. Y. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record for January, 1876, and January, 




The Motts had been seated in the adjoininp^ counties of Essex and Cambridge, England, 
for several centuries, when two of the name of Adam Mott, one from each county, emigrated to 
America. Adam Mott, from Cambridge, called the taylor, came with his family, to Boston, in 
163s, and Adam Mott, from Essex, left some years later and settled in New Amsterdam. 

It is singular that these two Adam Motts, each with sons, Gershom and Adam, should have 
lived contemporaneously in the early history of this country, and it would have been confusing 
had they have resided in the same locality, but, fortunately, they dwelt apart; one in Rhode 
Island, whose descendants have been traced by Austin, while the other, in whom we are in- 
terested, resided, first, in New Amsterdam, and later, on Long Island. 

From certain affidavits and statements, made at various dates, of little interest in them- 
selves, and from appearing as a witness, it would seem that Adam Mott was a resident of Man- 
hattan, in 1643, 1644, 1645, 1646, 1647 and 1648. 

1646, Aug. 23. He owned a patent of land of twenty-five morgens size, at Mespath Kill, 
(Bushwick, L. I.), but by Jan. 7, 1653, he had parted with it, for on that date, Claude Barbier 
and Anthony Jeroe conveyed this tract of land, with the buildings thereon, to Jacob Steendara. 

1657, Mch. 17. Adam Mott was one of the "townsmen" for Hempstead. 

1663-4, Feb. 24. Adam Mott, Capt. John Underbill and David Denton signed, for the 
English settlers, an agreement with the Dutch government. 

O'Callaghan's New Netherlands, Vol. ii, p. 578. 

1681-2, Mch. 12. Will of Adam Mott, being aged about sixty or thereabouts, very sick, 
etc., mentioned: 

Eldest son, Adam, fifty acres in land, yet to be taken up, and five shillings in money. 
Son, James, two cows, and land. 

Daughter, Grace, four great pewter platters, and lands. 
Son, John, meadow and lands. 
Son, Joseph, lands. 
Son, Gershom, five cows. 
Son, Henry, three cows and two heifers. 

Wife, Elizabeth, and the children he had by her, the house and certain lands in Hempstead, with par- 
ticular provision for his youngest son, Adam. 

In the codicil, he mentioned: "Henry's three children." 



1689 [1690], May 10. It was proved, by the witnesses, before Thomas Hicks, Daniel White- 
head and John Cornwell, magistrates; at the Court of Sessions, Queen's County, Apr. 8, 1690; at 
New York, before Gov. Leisler, May 12, 1690, when letters of administration were issued to 
Elizabeth, the widow of Adam Mott, and again, Sept. 20, 1691, to Adam Mott, his son, and 
still again, before Gov. Ingoldsby, at Fort William Henry, Oct. 30, 1691, when letters were 
issued to Elizabeth, his widow, and Adam Mott, his eldest son. 

ADAM MOTT, THE FIRST, was married three times. First, in New Amsterdam, July 
28, 1647, ^^ Adam Maet, young man from county Esseck, to Jenne Hulet, young woman, from 

county Buckingam, (Records Dutch Church, New Amsterdam) ; second, to , daughter of 

William Bowne, of Gravesend, L. I , and Middletown, N. J., (Genealogy of the Bowne family in 
Stillwell's Historical Miscellany) ; third, to Elizabeth Redman, daughter of Ann Parsons, widow 
of Mr. Redman, and later wife of John Richbell. Elizabeth Redman, wife of Adam Mott, upon 
the demise of her husband, married Robert Hobbs or Hubs, and was living as late as 1698. 

Issue by first wife 

2 Adam Mott; baptized, at New Amsterdam, Nov. 14, 1649. 

3 James [Jacobus] Mott; baptized, at New Amsterdam, Oct. 15, 165 1. 

4 Grace Mott; married Jonathan Smith, Jr. 

5 Henry Mott 

6 John Mott 

7 Joseph Mott 

Issue by second wife 

8 Gershom Mott 

Issue by third wife 

9 Richbell Mott, born about 1670. 

10 Mary Ann Mott 

1 1 WilUam Mott 

12 Adam Mott 

13 Charles Mott 

14 Elizabeth Mott 

In the Census, 1698, of Hempstead, appear in a group Mary Anne Mott, Elizabeth Mott, 
William Mott, Adam Mott. 

John Richbell, of Marmaroneck, N. Y., had an only brother, Robert Richbell, who resided at South- 
ampton, England, and who became his heir-at-law. This Robert Richbell had a son, Edward Richbell, Esq., 
late of the City of Westminster, who in turn had an eldest son and heir, Edward Richbell, of the Parish of 
St. James, in the County of Middlesex. This last mentioned Edward Richbell, on the 8th of Feb., 1722, for 
£380, released to the Palmer family, as heir to his great-uncle, John Richbell, all his reversionary interests in 
the Middle Neck, in Marmaroneck, and, on the 12th and 13th of Aug., 1723, he likewise released, for 
£400, all his reversionary interests in the West Neck, and the remaining Richbell lands, unto Eve, wife of 
Jacobus Van Cortlandt, and daughter of Frederick Philipse, which lands had been mortgaged, by John 
Richbell, in his lifetime, with certain reservations. 

1648. Of John Richbell it is known that he was in Charlestown, Mass., at this time. (Savage.) 

1656, Aug. 8. He owed the estate of Robert Gibson, of Boston, Mass., £36, as appears in the Inventory 
of that person's effects. 

1657, Sept. 18. He made an agreement with Thomas Modiford, of Barbadoes, and William Sharpe, of 
Southampton, England, merchants, to establish a plantation for the carrying on of trade "in the southwest 
ports, of New England, in behalf of himself and of subscribers," who were Modiford and Sharpe. 


1660, Sept. 5. He went to Oyster Bay, L. I., and bought the land now known as Lloyd's Neck; also land at 
Matinecock, over which he had a controversy with his Oyster Bay neighbors, which was settled in his favor. 

1 66 1. He appears on the Southampton records as a witness to a mortgage. 

1661, Sept. 23. He bought lands from the Indians, at Marmaroneck, over which he had a controversy 
with Thomas Revell, but was sustained by Stuyvesant and his Council, who issued him a patent for the same, 
in May, 1662. Upon the overthrow of the Dutch, he recorded the evidence upon which he based his title, 
strengthening it by a supplemental Indian deed, dated June 6, 1666, confirming that of 1661, and later received 
an English patent for the same, dated Oct. 16, 1668. 

1662. He was Constable of Oyster Bay. 

1664, July 23. He was addressed, at Boston, (where he was probably temporarily), by Robert Carr and 
Samuel Mavericke, two of the Commissioners of the Duke of York, in the expedition to subjugate the New 
Netherlands, who instructed him to make haste to his Long Island habitation and acquaint those favorably 
disposed to his Majestie's service, to be in readiness for their prompt arrival, and, at the same time issuing a 
warrant for Mr. Richbell "to presse a horse if occasion should bee, hee pajang for the hire." 

John Richbell, like others of his family, was a merchant. He was a man of superior social position, and 
commonly addressed as Mr. Richbell. His wife, Ann, was the widow Redman and daughter of Margery 
Parsons, who advanced him goods in the Island of St. Christopher, in the West Indies, long before his arrival 
at Marmaroneck. On the 14th of Nov., 1668, he cancelled this obligation by deeding her the entire East Neck, 
and she, Mrs. Parsons, two days later, conveyed this land to her daughter, Ann, wife of John Richbell, as a 
token of affection and dutiful behavior. To establish her title to this land more fully, her husband, John 
Richbell, on the 23'''* of April, 1669, in consideration of a marriage long since solemnized between them, made a 
settlement of this land upon her, in a deed of trust to John Ryder. He had apparently no issue. 

1684, July 26. John Richbell died, and his wife, who had become vested, in fee, by conveyances from her 
husband and mother, of the entire East Neck, extending back from the Sound twenty miles, conveyed, 1684, 
Aug. 8, to her daughter, Mary, and her husband, Capt. James Mott, about thirty acres of this tract. 

1697, Dec. 23. Mrs. Richbell conveyed the balance of this estate, inherited from her husband, to Col. 
Caleb Heathcote, for £600. 

1700, Apr. I. Will of Ann Richbell, of Marmaroneck, "Gentlewoman"; proved Feb. 19, 1700-01, in which 
she ordered a "decent and comely" burial for her body, at the discretion of her executors, Col. Caleb Heathcote, 
Mr. Richbell Mott and Lieut. John Horton, and bequeathed: 

To her son-in-law, James Mott, £10. 

To his son, James Mott, Jr., £15. 

To grand-daughters, Ann Gedney, Mary Williams and Mary Mott, each, £40, and a gold ring. 

To her daughter, Elizabeth, £80, and her gold ring with an emerald stone in it. 

To her daughter, Annie, £60, and a gold chain. 

To the rest of her grandchildren, by my two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, who are not, however, 
named, £10. 

To "my two grand-daughters, Jane and Grace, and my grand-children, James and Adam Mott." 

Her daughter, Mary Mott, I infer was dead when she wrote her will in 1700. All her legatees were to be 
paid before her grandson, Adam Mott, received his portion, "because their necessities are greater." 

John Richbell, his wife's mother, and his wife's daughter, Mary Mott, were buried in a field adjoining the 
house of Lieut. James Mott, as appears by an entry in the Town Book, set forth more fully under James 
Mott, 3. Here too, doubtless, Ann, John Richbell's widow, was also interred. 

Of her children, it is known that Elizabeth Redman became the third wife of the first Adam Mott; that 
Mary Redman became the first wife of Lieut. James Mott, a son of the first Adam Mott, by his first wife, 
Jane Hulet, hence it appears that father and son (Adam and James Mott), married sisters; Ann, the third 
daughter, married John Emerson, of White River, Talbot Co., Md., and was probably the mother of the grand- 
children Ann Gedney and Mary Williams. 

2 ADAM MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, called "my elder son Adam," was baptized, in 
the Dutch Church, at New Amsterdam, Nov. 14, 1649; witnesses: Thomas Hall, Olof Ste- 
phenszen Van Courtlant and Elsje Muijtiens, [AHce Newton, wife of Capt. Bryan Newton.] 

167 1. Adam Mott, Jr., bought of Edward Titus, a house with three acres of land. 

1674, Mch. 23. Adam Mott, Jr., was a seaman, sailing on the ketch Hopewell from New 
York to Virginia. 


1678. Adam Mott, Jr., of Hempstead, was sued for debt by Gabriel Minviell. 

As Adam Mott, Jr., of Hempstead, he married, by license dated July 9, 1678, Mary, 
daughter of Mistress Ann Stillwell, of Gravesend. (Original document owned by Dr. J. E. 

In 1688, he was a defendant in a law suit and was spoken of as Adam Mott, Jr. While in 
1694, his father having died, he was spoken of as, Adam Mott, Sr., and the appellation, Jr., 
was conferred upon his younger half-brother of the same name. 

1 68 1-2. He was a legatee in the will of his father Adam Mott. 

1 69 1, Oct. 30. Adam Mott, the oldest son, and Elizabeth, the widow of Adam Mott, were 
appointed administrators, with the will annexed, of the estate of Adam Mott, the First. 

1693, Sept. 20. Adam Mott sold his interest in the Cow Neck lands to William NicoU. 

1694, Apr. 30. Adam Mott, Sr., of Hempstead, released unto Richbell, WilHam, and y* 
rest of the children that our deceased father, Adam Mott, had by his last wife, EUzabeth, being 
six children in number. (Jamaica Records.) 

Mi' Adam Mott, Mi^ Mott, An Mott, Mary Mott, Adam Mott, Jr., and NichoUs Stilwell 
appear as one family in the Hempstead Census, 1698, (Geneal. and Biog. Record, p. 57, Jan., 

1704. He was joined in a deed by his wife Mary. 

1705. He was a Justice of the Peace, Uving at Hempstead, whence he wrote to the Secretary 
asking a marriage Hcense for his daughter Mary. 

1713, June 15. Adam Mott conveyed to his son, Adam Mott, one half of all his lands 
lying at Rockaway. 

1 7 19, Nov. 28. Adam Mott and his wife, Mary, joined by his son, Adam Mott, and his wife, 
Elizabeth, sold their lands in the Neck at Rockaway, to John Mott. amounting to 264 acres, 
with houses, bams, etc. 


15 Adam Mott 

16 Jane Mott; supposed. 

17 Ann Mott 

18 Mary Mott 

There is absolutely no evidence to prove that Daniel Stillwell ever had a wife by the name of 
Mary Mott, as quoted by Bergen on the authority of B. M. Stilwell's Memoirs of the Stillwell 

3 JAMES MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, was baptized, in the Dutch Church, New Am- 
sterdam, Oct. 15, 1651; witnesses: Brian Nuijting, Carel Verbrugge and Rebecca Cornel. 
He married, first, by hcense dated Sept. 5, 1670, Mary Redman, daughter of Ann Parsons 
Redman Richbell, who probably died before 1700, the date of her mother's will; and second, 
Elizabeth , who outUved him. 

1679, Feb. 18. James Mott, of Hempstead, was arrested, and unprisoned m New York, 
for selling hquor to the Indians, and on the 21°*, he petitioned to be forgiven. 

1684 Aug. 8. He. and his wife, Mary, received about thirty acres of land from her mother, 
Ann Richbell, lying in the East Neck, Mamaroneck. 

1690, Feb. 10. James Mott was commissioned a Justice, in Westchester County. 

1700 James Mott, of Mamaroneck was commissioned Captain of a company of foot 


"I, James Mott do give and grant to Margaret Disbow and her three sons, Henery, John and Benjamin, 
all belonging to Momoronack, to them and their famylies forever the Liberty of burying their dead, whether 
Father or Mother, husband or vdie, brother or sister, son or daughter, in a certain place of Land Laying near 
the Salt Meadow, where Mr. John Richbell and his wife's Mother, and my wife Mar>' Mott, was buried in my 
home lot or feild adjoining to my house, written by William palmer, Clerk, of Momoroneck, by order of Capt. 
James Mott." (Vol. i. Town Records, p. 71, as quoted by Scharf, in Vol. i, p. 861, History of Westchester.) 

1698. His children, as per Census of this date, were: Grace, James, Phebe, Martha; also 

1702. James Mott was a Vestryman of Rye Church. 

1707, Nov. 23. James Mott died, intestate, and letters of administration were granted to 
his widow, Elizabeth. 


19 James Mott, bom about 1675; named in will of grandmother, 1700; living 1728. 

20 Mary Mott 

Other children, alluded to but not named in will of Ann Richbell. 

The following references fnay refer to the descendants of James Mott, 3: 

171 7, 9, 3mo. James Mott, of Marmaroneck, yeoman, married Jane Burling, of Flushing. 

1725, Nov. 2. James Mott, of Marmaroneck, was appointed administrator of Thomas 
KiUend, late of Boston. 

1760. WUham Mott, of Maroneck, was an executor. 

The residence and name of Burling suggest that the following individual belongs among the 
descendants of James Mott, 3. 

1762, 4, 6mo. Will of WiUiam Mott, of Marmaroneck; proved Mch. 18, 1766, makes strong 
protest against the use of Uquors at funerals; gives one-half of his estate to his wife, Mary, the 
other half to his children, when of age. Executors: his wife, Mary, and his brother-in-law, 
John Townsend, of Marmaroneck 

By a codicil, he added Edward BurUng, St., and Edward Burling, Jr., father and son ,to 
his executors. 

5 HENRY MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, is alluded to directly in the will of his father, 
Mch. 12, 1681-2, wherein "Henrys three children" are mentioned. He was a resident of 
Hempstead, where he died, Nov. 21, 1680, intestate. 

1682, Nov. 13. Administration was granted to his wife, Hannah. His inventory showed a 
house and seventeen and one-half acres of land. New York Wills. 


21 Edward Mott; supposed. 

22 Bridgett Mott; supposed. 

23 Elizabeth Mott; supposed 

6 JOHN MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, was bom about 1658;* married Sarah, daughter 
of Capt. John Seaman, of Hempstead, L. I. He is commonly called "Lieutenant John." 

1678-9, Feb. 17. He petitioned for land at Hempstead. 

1683. He was taxed, and was a freeholder, with seventy acres, in 1685. 
1696. He was called Lieutenant John. 

1698. He, and wife, Sarah, appeared in the Hempstead Census. 

*New York Geneal. and Biog. Record, Vol. xi, p. iji. Seaman Article. 


1713-1725. He was called John, Senior. 

1727. He was still living. 

1694. Sarah Mott is mentioned in the will of her father, John Seaman, of Hempstead. 

1720. Sarah Mott, witness to a will of Hempstead. 

1730-31. John Mott, Jr., was a witness to a will in Hempstead. 

1734-5. John Mott, his son, was an executor of the will of his uncle, Joseph Mott. 

1743. John Mott, witness to will of Benjamin Hicks, of Hempstead. 


24 John Mott, Jr. 1 

25 James Mott [-c. ^i. r^ r ^ o 

26 Sarah Mott f ^""^"^ *^" ^^^'^^ °^ '^^^^ 

27 Martha Mott j 

28 Patrick Mott; bom after 1698, and mentioned in the will of Richard Seaman, as 

his cousin, i. e. nephew. 

29 Henry Mott 

7 JOSEPH MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, made his will Mch. 24, 1734-5; proved Feb. 
6, 1735-6. He was of Hempstead, weak, etc., and left to his oldest son, Joseph Mott, £300; the 
residue of his movable estate, he gave to his children, Joseph, Samuel and Jacob Mott, and Aim, 
wife of Samuel Cornell, and to the children of his daughter, Jane, wife of Benjamin Seaman. 
Executors: Elias Dorlense and John Mott, son of his brother, John Mott. He was a Vestry- 
man, St. George's Church, 1708-1711. The Hempstead Census, 1698, gives Joseph Mott, 
Meriam Mott, Meriam Mott, Jeane Mott, Joseph Mott, Samuell Mott. 


30 Joseph Mott 

31 Samuel Mott 

32 Jacob Mott, bom Aug. 9, 1714; died Oct. 6, 1805. 

33 Ann Mott; married Samuel Cornell. 

34 Jane Mott; married Benjamin Seaman, prior to 17 10. 

35 Meriam Mott. Feb. 8, 1712, Miriam Mott, of Hempstead, married Richard 

Cornell. Parish Church, Jamaica, L. I. 

8 GERSHOM MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, by his second wife, Miss Bowne, daughter 
of WilUam Bowne, was brought up among his mother's family, in Monmouth County, N. J. 

1684 and 1686. " Gershom moot soon of y" deceased John Bowne sister." (Bowne Papers.) 

1685. His name appears in the (Freehold) Court Records. 

1686-7, Feb. 16. He recorded his cattle-mark, at Middletown, which later was assigned to 
his son, James Mott. 

1697, Nov. 30. Gershum Moote, of Middleton, Gentl., was commissioned by Gov. Andrew 
Hamilton, for one year. High Sheriff, of Monmouth County. 

In 1707, 1708, 1709 and in 1710, he was a Member of the Colonial Assembly, from the 
Eastem Division of New Jersey, when he was expelled because of factional fights, but was re- 
turned in 1713. 

1696, Feb. 12. He was licensed to marry Sarah Clayton, who was a daughter of John and 
Alice Clayton, according to Asher Taylor, Esq. About three weeks later they were married by 
a justice. 


These may certify that I Joy-ned Gershom Mott And Sarah Clayton in ye holy state of mariage this 4th 
of march 1696 given under my hand 

Andrew Bowne 

J Coram 
Monmouth Co., Entered on ye County Records in Liber C page 145 
Tho Webley 

Cherry Hall Papers 

Die Jovis 10 ho: A. M. 18 Jan'", 17 10 

The reafons given by Mr Elisha LawTance & Mr Gershom Mott why they voted ag* y" Bill of carrying 
on ye Expedition againft Canada being Read and taken into Confideration the Queftion was put whether Mr 
Lawrance and Mr Mott applying to y^ Council to have faid Reafons Entered and their being entered accord- 
ingly in y" Council Books be an arreigning the honour of y« Reprefentative[s] in Body of this Province or not? 
It was carried in the Affirmative — 

Mr Gershom Mott (one of the Representatives of this Houfe) being afked if he would acknowledge his 
fault in this particular? And he not readily anfwering to the Same 

Ordered that Mr Mott have leave till tomorrow Morning to give his anfwer — 

Die Vendris 9 ho: A. M. 19 Jan"" 1710 

Mr Gershom Mott (according to the order of the Houfe laft night) gave his anfwer to ye Houfe (in 
relation to ye Reasons that he & Mr Lawrence caufed to be entered in the Council Books) That he is not 
Senfible or confcious to himfelf that he has done this Houfe any Wrong- 
Mr Mott refufing to acknowledge his fault or give this Houfe any Satisfaction in this matter the Queftion 
was put whether he withdraw while the Houfe confder further of this matter or not? It was carried in the 
Affirmative — 

Ordered That Mr Mott withdraw — 

After the Reafons given by Mr Mott and Mr Lawrence had been debated in ye Houfe The Queftion was 
put Whether the Preamble and Reafons above-mentioned be a falfe & Scandalous Reprefentation of the 
Reprefentative Body of This Province or not? It was carried in the Afiirmative — 

Mr Mott being called in, the above Vote of the Houfe was read to him, and Mr Speaker asked him, 
Whether he would acknowledge that he had wronged the then Reprefentative Body of This Province, or not? 
He anfwered, No, he did not think that he had wronged them — 

Mr Gerfhom Mott having made a falfe and Scandalous Reprefentation of the Reprefentative Body of 
this Province, and perfifting in the Same, and refufing to acknowledge his Offence therein the Queftion was 
put Whether Mr Mott be expelled this Houfe, or not? It was carried in the Arffimative. 

Ordered That Mr Gerfhom Mott be expelled this Houfe And he is Expelled accordingly- 
Ordered, That the fpeaker do iffue forth his Warrent to the clerk of the Crown to make out a Writ forth- 
with to Elect and Chufe a Reprefentative for ye County of Monmouth in the room of Mr Gerfhom Mott who 
is Expelled this Houfe 

A true Copy 

Will Bradford Clk. 

Cherry Hall Papers 

Die Veneris 9 ho: A. M. 2"* [? Feb"' 1710 

The Secretary laying before this House a Return of y^ Sheriff of the County of Monmouth of M' Mots 
being chofen a Reprefentative of that County 

A Motion was made. That whereas Mr Gerfhom Mott having been Expelled this Houfe for making a 
falfe and Scandalous Reprefentation of the Reprefentative Body of this Province and entering the Same in 
the Council Books 

Th^ Queftion was put Whether Mr Mott be Capable to Sit in this Houfe as a Reprefentative, till he 
acknowledge his Offence under his hand, or not? It was carried in the Negative 

Refolved, That Mr Gerfhom Mott is not Capable to Sit in this Houfe till he make an Acknowledgement 
of his Offence under his hand. 

A True Coppy Examined 

P Will Bradford Clk. 

Cherry Hall Papers 

These Do Certify that Mr. William Lawrence Jun' Duly Deputed and Sworn for the Intent Herinafter 
Mentioned Did Survey for Gershom Mott a Tract of Land Beginning at Bumbo Spring being the upper 
Corner of Kearney's Land on Lupakitunk Creak and Running up sd Creek * * * to the Lower Corner of sd 
Mott's Survey made by John Reid late Surveyor General Thence * * * to Kearney's line *** Contaimng 


without allowance Thirty Three Acres Also Another small Tract of Land being an Island of Sedge in Chin- 
garoras Bay * * * Bounded on all Sides by Low water Mark containg five Acres — also Another Tract in the 
County of Monmouth Beginning at the South West Corner of sd Mott's Fifty Acres granted by Patent * * * 
to the line of Fifty Acres formerly Robert Holmes Thence North * * * to the rear line of Conascunk * * * 
Thence up the same to the Nor-Eaft Corner of Kearney's Land * * * Containing without allowance fourty 
one Acre lo inch Three Tracts after allowance for high ways are to be & Remain for Seventy Five Acres. 
Witnefs my hand at Perth Amboy ye Eighth Day of July, 171 7 

Jas Alexander Sur. Genl. 

Note the last Survey in this Copy is the first in the Book otherwise it is a True Copy Taken out of tUe 
Publick Records in the Secretarys office at Perth Amboy L- C- 2 Pag: 181 ; 182 & Examd & 

Lawr: Smyth D. Seer. 

Cherry Hall Papers 

From a diary kept by one of his sons, now at Cherry Hall, Matawan, N. J., is extracted the following: 
1728-9 October 5 at home. W™ Mott, Asher Mott, Huldah Mott, Martha Clayton, Rebecca Hoisted 

1728-9 October 20 to Fathers. Brethren all at home But John Thomas Potts there Martha Clayton there 

1733 Feb. 27 John Dosett here to tell me Father sick * * * 

28 to Father 

Mch. I Father Some thing better 

2 Father easier but CofI more and fever harder about eight a Clock at night taken with aChilly 
fit and never spoke but a few words after. 

3 Father Speechless and Dyed about — aclock 

4 at Fathers 

5 byryed Father 

1730, Feb. 15. He made a will; proved Mch. 20, [30], 1733, and mentioned: 

His plantation bounded by Joseph Dorset and Tho' Kearny; also land at Barnegat. 

Son and heir-at-law, John, £20. 

Son, James, negroes Jack and Jennie, to be supplied by him if need be. 

Daughter, Huldah, negro girl Gate, that I have already given her. 

After legacies are paid, estate to be divided among his five children, William, Gershom, Asher, James and 

James has received the westerly part of his plantation, conditional upon his making a life lease to his 
father of said plantation. 

Executors: sons, William, Gershom and James. 

Witnesses: Joseph Dorsett, Samuel Job, John Dorsett, William Walling. 

A True Inventory of the Estate of Gershom Mott of Middletown Deceased. 
To wareing Aparrel 22 08 00 

To Five Horses 
To Cash • 
To Three Negroes 
To Wheat and Rie on the Ground 
To Thirteen Cows 
To one Yoak of Oxen 
To Nineteen Yongue Cattle 
To Fourty one Sheep @ lof 
To Seven Hogs 
To Rie 

To a Wheat Fan 
To Five Pitchforks 
To Indian Corn 
To a Sled 

Cart Plows and Harrow 
To a Parcell of Axes Hoes Spad and Chains 
Sithes and Cradles 
To Coopers Tools 02 12 esc 





















































00 12 00 

To Carpenters Tools 

To a Beatle and Wedges and Horse Gear 

To a Saddle and Bridle 

To a Grinstone and Hay Knife 

To Tjamils Tongs and Fire Sovels 

To a Gun 

To Frying Pans Potts and Cettles and Iron Skellet 

To old pails and Iron Ladel 

To one Half Bufhel 

To Eight Hogsheads of Sider 

To Sundry Sorts of Lumber 

To Flax and Linen Yarn 

To Four Wheals and Two Ridels 

To Three Beds and Furniture 

To Sundry Small Articles 

To Two Sets of Curtains 

To Tabels and chests 

To a Piece of Poplin and Nineteen Chairs 

To a Looking Glafs Glafes and Earthenware 

To Sundries of Iron and Tinn Ware 

To Pewter 

To a Culender Watering Pot 

To Brafs Ware 

To Knives and Forks Loks and Baggs 01 03 00 

To Weights and Scales and Sundry 00 18 00 

To a Warming Pan 00 08 00 

To a stak of Hay 01 02 00 

To Linin And Diaper 08 07 00 

To An Oyster Rake 00 10 00 

To Books 05 10 00 

To Sundry Debts Due to Said Estate 17 19 11 



































































£497 10 07 yi 

A True Inventory of the Movable Estate of Gershom Mott of Middletown Deceas:d Taken By Us March 
22- 1733-4 

Obediah Holmes Junr. 
JoNATN Holmes Minr. 

Cherry Hall Papers 

March S"" 1733/4 

Then Received of James Mott executor of the Last will and testament of Gerfhom Mott deceased the 
sum of seven pounds and ten shillings in full for twenty gallons of wine I sold to the above said James Mott 
for the burial of his father Gerfhom Mott — I say Received pr me — Hugh Hartshorne 

Ch«rry Hall Papers 

Mr Motts Estate to Peter Le Conte Dr — 

Feb 26"" To i Visit £0—6—0 

To Hord: Gall: & Rad. Glycyrth at twice 0—3—0 

To Ingred' for a Deterg| Tinct 

To Sp' Ot 
March 1°' To Ingred' for an Expector: Tinct. 

To Hord: Gall: & Rad. Liquer at twice 

To I Vial of Compound Cordial -r[?] 

To Spt Ot 

To Sal Vol: oleos 

To I Visit 

£2 — 6 — o 


June 6"' 1734 

Received of Mr James Mott the full Contents of the within Accompt, being in full of all Debts, Dues and 
Demands whatsoever Reed 
£2 — 6 — o P' me P. Le Conte 

Cherry Hall Papers 

The name of Mott is now extinct in Monmouth County, but there are numerous descend- 
ants of Gershom Mott now living in Iowa. 

Isstie (iTom the Family Bible). 

36 John Mott, bom Dec. i, 1697. 

37 William Mott, bom Nov. 9, 1699. 

38 Gershom Mott, bom May 15, 1702. 

39 Asher Mott, bom June 27, 1704. 

40 James Mott, born Apr. 5, 1707. 

41 Huldah Mott, bom Oct. 31, 1709. 

9 RICHBELL MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, Hved at Great Neck. In 1691, he joined 
his mother, Elizabeth Hubbs in a release. 

1696 [1695], Oct. 14. He had a license to marry Elizabeth, daughter of William and Winifred 
Thome. On Hempstead Census, 1698. 

1700, May 14. Richbell Mott, of Hampstead, Queen's Co., N. Y., yeoman, bought from 
Johannes Lawrenson, of Maidenhead, Burlington Co., N. J., 1050 acres of land above the Falls 
of Delaware. 

1700. Mr. Richbell Mott was one of the executors of Ann Richbell, of Mamaroneck, 
gentlewoman, his grandmother. 

1 7 14. He was one of the executors , of Hempstead. 

1734, Sept. 22. Will of Richbell Mott, of Hempstead, "being in great weakness of body"; 
proved Dec 3, 1734, mentioned: 

Wife, Elizabeth, to receive £20, per armum, and the use of his farm on Great Neck, as also all his personal 
estate save two negro slaves and an Irish servant boy, David, for whom he makes provision. 

Son, Edmund, 5 shillings. 

Son, Richard, a crop of winter wheat, if he assists his mother; also the negro slaves if he pays his mother 

From the sale of his lands at Madnan's neck, his son, Richard, is to get £50, 

Daughter, Elizabeth, £100, 

Daughter, Mary, £90, 

Daughter, Ann, £50, 

Daughter, Jemima, £60, 

Daughter, Keziah, £110 and 

Daughter, Deborah, £40. 

The residue of his estate is given to his four grandsons, Richbell, son of Adam Mott, of Staten Island; 
Richbell, son of Edmund Mott, of Cow Neck, and Richard and Joseph, sons of Joseph Mott, of Cow Neck. 

Executors: sons-in-law, Jonathan Townsend, Esq., of Oyster Bay, Joseph Mott, of Cow Neck, and his 
friend, Jacob Smith, of Hempstead. 

1737, Mch. 7. Will of Elizabeth Mott, of Hempstead, widow of Richbell Mott, sick and 
weak; proved Apr. 16, 1739, mentioned: 

Son, Edmond, her wheat, a three year old heifer, all her wearing apparell, except "cloak and a pair of 
mens stockings." 

Grand-daughter, Phebe, daughter of Stephen Wood, £10. 

Grand-daughter, Jemima Wood, a crape gown, and a cotton and wool petticoat. 

To Stephen Wood that which he owes her for keeping an old negro wench one and a half years. 


Daughter, Deborah Mott, the rest of her apparell, a piece of new home spun cloth, and some pewter basin. 
Daughter, Keziah, a pewter tankard. 
Grandson, Daniel Kissam, a pair of gold sleeve buttons. 
The like to her cousin, Phebe, daughter of Richard Thorne. 
Cousin, Mary Pudney, widow, all her flax. 

Grand-daughter, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Mott, all her "tea tackling." 
Grand-daughter, Mary Tredwell, her warming pan. 

The residue of her estate to her children, Edmond, Richard, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, Jemima, Keziah and 

Among the witnesses was Phebe Mott. 

Issue of Richbell Mott 

42 Edmond Mott 

43 Richbell Mott, bom about 1700; died about 1724; probably unmarried. 

44 Richard Mott 

45 Elizabeth Mott; [married Adam Mott, 15, of Staten Island.] 

46 Mary Mott; married John Treadwell; wiU 1740. 

47 Ann Mott; married Daniel Kissam and Jonathan Townsend. 

48 Jemima Mott; [married Stephen Wood.] 

Richard Wood; baptized, Jime 13, 1731, Dutch Church, Staten Island. 

49 Keziah Mott; [married Richard Jackson.] In 1739, Richard Mott was appointed 

administrator of Richard Jackson, of Queens County. 

50 Deborah Mott; married Joseph Mott, of Dutchess Co. 

11 WILLIAM MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, was bom, at Hempstead, Jan. 20, 1673-4, 
and died June 30, 1740; married, 12, 2 mo., (April) 1705, Hannah, daughter of John and Grace 
Ferris, of Westchester. She died June 24, 1759. 

In 1702, he was a resident of Great Neck, called Madnam's Neck, where he had bought lands 
Mch. 5, 1696, and was prominent among the Quakers who were wont to assemble at his house. 
When the sect grew in this locality to considerable size, a meeting house was ordered built, at 
Cow Neck, and WiUiam Mott was one of the committee chosen to determine its plan and size. 

He was held in esteem by his fellow townsmen, and not infrequently, held minor town 

17 15, May 9. Hannah Mott, daughter of John Ferris, of Westchester Town, received a 
legacy of £20, in the will of her father of this date. 

1740, 22, 2mo. (April). Will of William Mott, of Great Neck, Hempstead; proved June 30, 
1744, mentioned: 

Son, William Mott, his housing and lands in Hempstead. 

Son-in-law, Philip Pell, 10 shilHngs. 

Grandchildren, Philip, Hannah and Martha Pell, each 10 shillings, as a token of his love and remem- 
brance, he having given their mother "a good sufScient portion in her life time." 

Wife, Hannah, wheat, grain, swine, cows, other cattle, horses, household goods, negroes, table, sheep, 
warming pan, and the use of one-third of his house and lands. 

Daughter, Martha, a green side saddle, bedstead and bed, and she to be maintained decently and well 
untU she comes to her understanding and reason again, when, in that event, his son, William, is to pay her 
£250, and to live in the homestead as long as she is single. 

1756, 14, 4mo. Will of Hannah, the widow of WilUam Mott, of Madnan's Neck, Hemp- 
stead, far advanced in years and feeling the infirmities of old age coming on me apace, etc.; 
proved Apr. 8, 1760, mentioned: 

Grand-daughter, Hannah, wife of Daniel Stevenson, and 

Martha, wife of John Alyn, Jr., each, £5. 

Daughter, Martha, "under a discomposure of mind," a negress who is to be sold in case she is intractable, 


the interest on £ioo, a side saddle, beds and bedding, and wearing apparell, with succession to the testatrix's 
son, William Mott, if her daughter does not recover her mind. 

Son, William Mott, and his children. 

Executors: Son, William Mott, cousin, Adam Mott, of Cow Neck, and friend, Nathaniel Pearsall, of 
Cow Neck. 


51 Hannah Mott, born 22, 10, 1714; married Philip Pell, 5, 3mo., 1731, of Pelham, who 

died, 1752, making his brother-in-law, William Mott, one of his executors. 

PhiUp Pell 
Hannah Pell 
Martha Pell 

52 Elizabeth Mott, bom i, i, 1706; died 25, 12 mo., 1721; unmarried. 

53 William Mott, bom Aug. 6, 1709; died Mch. 25, 1786. 

54 Martha Mott, bom 18, 19, 1716; non compos. 

12 ADAM MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, and the yoimger of the two sons of like name, 
married, 5, iimo., 1731-2, Phebe, daughter of Richard and Abigail (Powell) Willits, of Jericho, 
who was born 14, mo., 1699; died, at Cow Neck, 7, 9mo., 1782. She was a minister among the 
Friends, and traveled as such at home and abroad. He was bom at Cow Neck, L. I., Aug. 
20, 1680. 

1724. He was a witness to a will at Hempstead. 

1715, Apr. 2. He bought from his brother, Richbell Mott, for £269, i, tract of land, of 
about six hundred acres, on Hempstead Harbor, where he built a home, still standing, and used 
by himself and his descendants for several generations. 

His widow, Phebe, married, 28, iimo., 1741, Tristam Dodge. 

1738, Sept. 3. Will of Adam Mott, of Hempstead, weak of body; proved Feb. 28, 1739, 
mentioned : 

Sons, Adam and Stephen, his houses and lands at Cow Neck, and throughout Hempstead. 

Daughter, Elizabeth, when she is eighteen, one-half of his cattle, sheep and swine, and a great table, 
chest and bed, and £50, when his sons reach the age of twenty-five years. 

Son, Stephen, lands, to be leased by his executors till he comes of age. 

Wife, Phebe, movable estate, from which she is to give each of his sons a ridable mare, when they reach 
seventeen, and £15, when they reach twenty-one. 

Alluded to his brother, RichbeU's children; his brother, William's children, and his brother, Charles' 

He provided that his children should be taught "English fit for Country business." 

He made provision for the sale of his negro man and farm produtcs to pay his debts. 

Executors: Phebe, his wife, Richard Mott, WiUiam Mott, Jr., and John Willis, all of Hempstead. 


55 Elizabeth Mott, bom 31, 5mo., 1733. 

56 Adam Mott, bom 10, 10 mo., 1734. 

57 Stephen Mott, bom i, 2mo., 1736. 

13 CHARLES MOTT, son of Adam Mott, i, bom about 1672, was a child by the third 
wife. He resided at Cow Neck, in Hempstead, near the head of the harbor, now Roslyn, where 
he operated a grist and fuUing mill, which he had bought of John Robinson in 1709. 

1698, Aug. 31. Charls Mott, Elzabeth Mott, Charls Mott and Gersham mott were 
among the residents of Hempstead enumerated in the Census of that year. (N. Y. Biog. & 
Geneal. Record, p. 55, Jan., 1914). He married Elizabeth , prior to 1695, who pre- 
deceased him. 


In 1 7 14, he was Surveyor of Highways for Cow Neck. 

1714/5, Mch. 4. Charles Mott, of Hempstead, Long Island, gave a power of attorney to 
his "trusty and loving friend," Gershom Mott, of Middletown, N. J., to collect debts, etc. 
Joseph Taylor, a witness. 

There was, apparently, a greater affection between Charles and Gershom Mott than the 
others, for the former was the only one of the brothers who named a son, Gershom. 

1721. Charles Mott was sued, in New Jersey, and the papers were endorsed "non est." 

1740, Feb. 10. Will of Charles Mott, of Hempstead, yeoman, weak in body; proved Feb. 
10, 1740, mentioned: 

Son, Amos Mott, the homestead and farm whereon testator dwelt, lying near Hempstead Harbor, he to 
pay his mother £4, per year, also one-half of his undivided lands in Hempstead, and a negro boy. 

Son, Adam Mott, the other half of the undivided Hempstead lands. 

Grandson, Joseph Starkins, son of daughter Mary Anne Carroll, £50, to be raised by his executors by 
the sale of lands, at Kakiat or New Hempstead, in Orange Co., [now Rockland Co.] 

Daughter, Elizabeth Hunter, a negro girl and to the heir of daughter, Elizabeth Hunter, if a boy, at the 
age of twenty-one, and if a girl, at the age of eighteen years, £60. 

Son, Gershom Mott, a negro girl. 

Son, John Mott, his large bible. 

Grandson, Joseph Mott, 20 shillings, in full for his claim, as heir-at-law. 

Residue of his estate to his sons, Gershom, Benjamin, John, Adam and Amos, and to his daughters, Mary 
Anne Carroll and Elizabeth Hunter. 

Executors: his son, Amos, and his kinsman, William Mott, son of William Mott, of Hempstead, deceased. 


58 Adam Mott 

59 Amos Mott 

60 Mary Ann Carroll. [St. George's Church, Hempstead. Mariana Mott married, 

July 23, 1730, Patrick Caryl. She had previously married Joseph Starkin.] 

61 Elizabeth Hunter 

62 Gershom Mott 

63 John Mott; had a son Benjamin Mott. 

64 Benjamin Mott 

65 Charles Mott; who was probably the eldest son and was deceased, in 1740, when 

his father failed to mention him in his will, but who is alluded to in the will of 
his brother, Amos, in 1743, and it is Charles' son, Joseph, who received 20 shil- 
lings, in full of his claim as heir-at-law, in the will of his grandfather, Charles 
Mott, in 1740. 

66 Jacob Mott 

14 ELIZABETH MOTT, daughter of Adam Mott, i, by his third wife, Elizabeth Red- 

1703, Oct. 29. John Okeson, of Freehold, N. J., for £82, sold his interest in an estate which 
Adam Mott, deceased, late of Hempstead, did give his six youngest children, which he had by 
his last wife, EUzabeth, unto Richbell Mott, William Mott, Charles Mott and Adam Mott, 
Jr., aU of Hempstead. Signed by John Okeson, and by his wife, Elizabeth, by her mark. 
(Jamaica Records.) 

15 ADAM MOTT, son of Adam Mott, 2. 
1698. On the Hempstead, L. I., Census. 

1713, June 15. Had lands from his father Adam. 


1 7 19. He was residing at Rockaway, when he joined with his wife and his parents in a 
ccnveyance of land. 

1725, June 15. He bought, from Enoch Stephenson and wife, Katherine, land on Staten 
Island, lying on the south side of the Fresh Kill, with the house, barns, etc., thereon, which he 
then held under a lease. 

1725. Mr. Adam Mott recorded his cattle-mark on Staten Island. 

1728. He was Clerk of Richmond County. 

1730, Apr. 10. Adam Mott, yeoman of Staten Island, Henry Young and Joseph Carman 
made a deposition concerning a wounded whale cast ashore on Staten Island. The kinship of 
this Adam Mott to the Mott family I have not discovered, but he was probably the individual 
of that name, who later appeared in Cape May County, N. J. This is the more likely as the 
Youngs and Carmans were also early settlers in Cape May. The following allusions may refer 
to this Adam and his relatives: 

1724, Nov. 18. Will of Thomas Mott, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington Co., N. J., proved May 
16, 1726, in which he styled himself planter and mentioned: his wife,, Deborah, and children Thomas, 
John, Henry and Mary. Witnesses: Jone [JaneJ Mott, Adam Mott, Joshua Himloke. 

1724, Dec. 16. An inventory was taken of his personal estate by Adam Mott and Roger Orsborne, 

which amounted to £81-17-9. 

1 73 1, Feb. 20. Jane Mott and Peter Scull, both of Gloucester, had a license to marry. 

1738, Aug. 7. John Mott, of Burlington, (N. J.), and Phebe Cramer had a hcense to marry. 

1739, Jan. 3- Mary Mott and James Arnold, Burlington, had a license to marry. 

1 73 1, Dec. 23. Albert Johnson, of Staten Island, made his will, and appointed his two sons, 
with Adam Mott, executors, and to EUzabeth Mott, Jr., he wiUed a gold diamond ring. 

1734-5. Adam Mott, Jr., of Staten Island, was appointed executor by Comehus Winans. 

1734. Adam Mott, of Staten Island, was an executor of Margaret Le Coimte. 

1734. Adam Mott, of Staten Island, called son-in-law in will of Richbell Mott. 

1735-6. Adam Mott, of Staten Island, was a witness. 

1737-9. Adam Mott was a member of the Colonial Assembly, from Richmond County. 

1738. He wrote to the Governor asking the appointment of his son Richbell as lieutenant 
at large of Richmond County Militia. 

1739. Adam Mott, of Staten Island, was principal creditor, and administrator of Nicholas 

1739. Adam Mott, of Staten Island, was a witness. 

1745, July II. He and his wife, Elizabeth, sold their home farm of 138 acres, formerly 
belonging to Richbell Mott, and which had been Adam Mott's, lying at Madnam's Neck, 
(Hempstead), to John AUyn. 

1747, Feb. II. Adam Mott, of Richmond County, for £350, bought several parcels of land 
in Dover Hundred, lying upon Dover Creek and Dover River, with the houses and farms 
thereon, as also 180 acres of land called "Willinbrook," in Little Creek Himdred in the same 
county, from Peter Galloway, and his wife, Elizabeth, of the County of Kent, Delaware. 

1748, Feb. 22. Adam Mott, of Kent County, Del., conveyed to his son, Richbell Mott, of 
the same place, his lands at Dover, bought in the preceding year from Galloway. 

1749, Feb. 7. Letters of administration were issued at Dover, Kent County, Del., upon the 
estate of Adam Mott, deceased, to his son Richbell Mott. 

175°) [i749]> Mch. 8. Administration was granted to Elizabeth Mott, widow, of Richmond 
County, upon the estate of her husband, Adam Mott, gentleman, deceased, formerly of Rich- 
mond County, but since of the Province of Penn. A bond of £500 was given by Samuel Still- 
well, merchant, of New York City, who was a cousin twice removed of this late Adam Mott. 

Adam Mott married Elizabeth, daughter of Richbell Mott, 9. After her husband's death 


she returned to Staten Island, where she made her will, Jan. 30, 1777 ; proved Apr. 2, 1778, which 
mentioned her grandson, Richbell Mott, son of her deceased son Richard, who received £160, 
when he reaches the age of 22; granddaughter, Elizabeth Seaman, daughter of her daughter 
Elizabeth, who received miscellaneous goods; balance of her estate to her daughter, Elizabeth, 
wife of Benjamin Seaman. Executors: friend, John Micheau, and grandson, Richard Seaman, 
Among the witnesses was Benjamin Seaman, jr. 


67 Richard Mott 

68 Elizabeth Mott; wife of Benjamin Seaman in 1743. 

69 Richbell Mott; eldest son, bom 171 7-18. 

16 JANE MOTT, supposed daughter of Adam Mott, 2. 

Richard Seaman, youngest son of Capt. John Seaman, of Hempstead, Long Island, was 
bom about 1673-5, ^^^ died Sept. 5, 1749. He married, about 1693-4, Jane, (probably daugh- 
ter of Adam Mott). They had fourteen children, given, collectively, in his will, and in the 
Records of the Society of Friends, printed in New York Geneal. and Biog. Record, Janua-iy, 1873. 

Among these children is one by name, Adam Seaman, which is suggestive, if not substan- 
tiative, of a Mott alliance. Inasmuch as Adam Mott, the supposed father of this Jane, was 
married, in 1678, to Mary Stillwell, and Richard, the eldest son of Richard Seaman and Jane, 
his wife, was bom 31, iimo., 1694-5, it crowds the dates somewhat closely, and suggests that 
Adam Mott, the elder son of the first Adam Mott, may have had an earlier wife than Mary 
Stillwell, and it is worthy of note, that among the many children that Jane Mott (?) had by 
Richard Seaman, the characteristic Christian names of the Stillwell family do not appear. 
If we credit Adam Mott (the elder son Adam, of the first Adam Mott), with two wives, there 
would be no difficulties in the way of these otherwise crowded dates. That Jane, the wife of 
Richard Seaman, was a Mott is strengthened by the fact that her husband, Richard Seaman, 
in his will, 1749, appoints, as one of his executors, his "cousin," Patrick Mott. 

If Jane was the daughter of Adam Mott, then Patrick Mott, as the son of Lieut. John Mott, 
was her cousin, and nephew (which in old records is called cousin), to her husband, Richard 
Seaman, whose sister, Sarah, became the wife of this said Lieut. John Mott. 

18 MARY MOTT, daughter of Adam Mott, 2. 

1705, Mch. 5. Under this date there is recorded in the Calendar of EngUsh Colonial Manu- 
scripts, in the State Library at Albany, N. Y., a memorandum of a letter written by H. Mott, 
the Secretary, requesting a marriage license for his daughter, Mar}', with Solomon Samans. 
This is an error and should read as follows: 

hamfted 5 day of March 1705 

M' sacatary s' be pleased to inform y' governor that i have given my consant that this barer Solomon 
samens shall have my dagter mary pray afist him in gating a lysans for thare marag and i shall be willing 
to you my wife is allso willing to y° same so i rest your afured friend and servant 

A"* Mott 

This same day a Ucense was granted to Solomon Simmons and Mary Mott to marry. He was probably, 
nearly doubtless Solomon, son of Solomon, son of the first Capt. John Seaman, of Hempstead. 

21 EDWARD MOTT, supposed son of Henry Mott, 5. 

1704, June 26. Edmund Mott was one of the witnesses to the will of John Bridges, Chief- 
Justice of the Province of New York. 

1704-5, Feb. 27. Administration was granted upon the estate of Edmund Mott, "of New 
York, in parts beyond the seas," to Joseph Bentham, S. T. P., his principal creditor; Bridget 


Mott and Elizabeth Mott, his sisters, first renouncing. Edmund Mott was, apparently, a 
bachelor, and died in England. New York Geneal. and Biog. Record, October, 1903. 

1708, Feb. 28. Edward Mott died intestate, and letters of administration were granted to 
William Bradford, printer, as principal creditor. New York Wills. 

24 JOHN MOTT, JR., son of John Mott, 6, bom prior to 1685; of Hempstead, 1735. 
He was an executor in the will of his uncle, Joseph Mott, 7. 

I suspect that the John Mott, of Hempstead, who made his will, in 175-, which was proved 
April, 1 751, was John Mott, Jr., son of John Mott, 6. In this will he left to his 

Wife, Rebecca, a larger number of household utensils, and maintenance by his son, Micajah Mott. 

Son, Samuel, two steers. 

Son, John, carpenter's tools, and one-half of his surveyor's compass and chain. 

Daughter, Sarah, wife of Benjamin Hulse, a bed, with Dimity curtains. 

Daughter, Martha, mfe of Daniel Carman, an iron pot and a side saddle. 

Son, Jehu, one-half of his hand saw and one-third of my three-quarter augur, and one-half of my inch 
augur, etc. 

Daughter, Rebecca Mott, a feather bed. 

Daughter, Phebe, wiie of Daniel Wright, £5, and a cow. 

Son, Micajah, part of testator's tools, a riding horse, house, barn and orchard, where the testator lives — 
between the lands given to his sons, Jehu and Jacob, and lands and meadow at Rockaway. 

Further reserves on the land given to his son, Micajah, land where his son, John, lies buried, to be used 
for a burial place for himself, his children and grandchildren. 

1785, Aug. 21. Micajah Mott, son of John Mott, was married, at Saint George's, Hemp- 
stead, to Ann Flowers. 


70 Micajah Mott 

71 Samuel Mott 

72 John Mott 

73 Sarah Mott, wife of Benjamin Hulse. 

74 Martha Mott, vidfe of Daniel Carman. 

75 Jehu Mott 

76 Rebecca Mott 

77 Phebe Mott, wife of Daniel Wright. 

78 Jacob Mott 

25 JAMES MOTT, son of Lieut. John Mott, 6; probably bom 1685-90. Cattle-mark 
recorded Sept. 30, 1706. 

1727. Named in his father's deed to Patrick Mott. 

1743. He was one of the four executors of Benjamin Hicks, of Hempstead. 

28 PATRICK MOTT, son of Lieut. John Mott, 6, bom 1698-1701. Received homestead 
from his father, 1727. 

1 738. He owned land, at Hempstead, and was one of the executors of Richard Gildersleeve. 

1748. Benjamin Burleigh, of Hempstead, appointed his wife, Hannah, and his brother-in- 
law, Patrick Mott, executors of his will. 

1 749. He was appointed an executor in the will of his uncle, Richard Seaman, of Hempstead. 
He was a Friend and a much trusted business man, and was executor of wills dated 1753, 

1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1763, 1765, and witness, at Hempstead, 1749, 1753, 1760, with Deborah 
Mott. Executor of his brother Henry in 1758. 
He died 1775. 


29 HENRY MOTT, son of John Mott, 6, was born about 1702; died 1767; married 

Hannah He was of Far Rockaway, and a witness at Hempstead, in 1742. In his 

will, 1767, he mentioned his children: 


79 Adam Mott 

80 Hannah Lewes 

81 Abigail Foster 

82 Henry Mott 

83 Sarah 

84 Richard IVIott 

85 Mary 

86 John Mott 

87 Elizabeth 

30 JOSEPH MOTT, of Cow Neck, son of Joseph Mott, 7, was bom Mch. i, 1700; was a 
farmer of Hempstead, 1759; was mentioned in the will of his father-in-law, RichbeU Mott, 1734, 
as the father of two sons: Richard and Joseph. 

He married, first, Deborah Mott, his cousin, daughter of RichbeU Mott, bom May 3, 
1708; married, second, June 3, 1759, Catharine Baerum, widow. 


88 Richard Mott 

89 Joseph Mott 

John Tredwell, 1740, appointed Joseph Mott, his brother-in-law, one of his executors. 

The following individual may be Joseph Mott: 

Joseph Mott, of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co., left a will dated Sept. 28, 1762, in which 
he gave land, in Nine Partners, to his sons, Richard and Jacob, and mentioned daughter, Martha, 
wife of James Valentine, Jone, wife of Timothy Smith, EUzabeth, wife of Samuel Smith, Jemima, 
wife of John Conon. Also his loving brother, Jacob Mott, of Queens County, Long Island. 

31 SAMUEL MOTT, son of Joseph Mott, 7, was born 1707. 

1736, Dec. 21. Will of Samuel Mott, of Hempstead, very sick, etc.; proved Mch. 26, 1737, 

Wife, Martha, £100, the use of his house and barn, and the use of certain lands, for the education of his 

To his wife and children his personal property, stock and slaves. 

Executors: his wife, Martha, his brother, Joseph Mott, his uncle, Elias Dorian, his brother, Samuel 
Cornell, and Jacob Smith. 

1728, May 27. Samuel Mott and Martha Smith were married, at St. George's Church, 

1734. Samuel Mott was a witness at Hempstead. 

~ 32 JACOB MOTT, son of Joseph Mott, 7, married, it is said, Kesia Seaman, daughter of 
Nathaniel Seaman, bom 1699, who married Sarah Powell, and certainly Abigail Jackson. 
f;»»d.;' 1743, Aug. 28. Abigail, wife of Jacob Mott, was baptized, at St. George's, Hempstead. 
1742. He was one of the administrators of Jeronimus Johnson, of Queens County. 
1750. Jacob Mott was a witness at Hempstead. 

"Abigail Jackson, bom Nov. 18, 1720; died 1781; married Jacob Mott." 
1750, Dec. 4. WiU of Isaac Johnson, of Jerusalem, in the Town of Hempstead, L. I., men- 


"my sister, Abigail Mott," to whom he willed £200, and he appointed her husband, Jacob Mott, one of 
his executors, and their children, Joseph, Isaac, Jerusha Mott, Miriam Mott, and Ruth Mott were among his 

Abigail Mott was also the sister of Thomas Jackson, of Hempstead Harbor, who, in his will, 
Sept. 3, 1752, alluded to her as such, and made her a contingent legatee, and appointed Jacob 
Mott, a brother-in-law, one of his executors. 


90 Joseph Mott, bom Oct. 18, 1736. 

91 Samuel Mott, bom May 31, 1731; died young. 

92 Jackson Mott, born Aug. 16, 1740. 

93 Isaac Mott, bom May 6, 1743; married Nancy Coles. 

94 Miriam Mott,. bom Apr. 30, 1745; died young 

95 Ruth Mott, born Jtme 6, 1747; married, Nov 9, 1763, Jordan Lawrence, of 03'ster 

Bay; second, Stephen Coles. 

96 Samuel I. Mott, born Feb. 9, 1753. 

97 Jacob Mott, bom June 30, 1756. 

98 Miriam Mott, bom Sept. 7, 1759; baptized, at St. George's, Hempstead, Apr. 12, 

1761; married Benjamin Birdsall. 

99 Richard Mott, bom May 9, 1761; married Polly Sutton, and, second, Freelove 

100 Joseph Mott, bom Aug. 21, 1763; moved to South Carolina, 
loi Jemsha Mott 

36 JOHN MOTT, son of Gershom Mott, 8, bom Dec. i, 1697; died 1734; married, 
Dec. 21, 1 73 1, Charity Lindsley. She married, second, David Wheeler. 

1728. Cleared at Amboy, Sloop Catharine, John Mott, Master; navigated with four men: 
bound for Boston. Cargo, wheat, com, flour, bread, meal, tongues, etc. 

Dec. 20, 1731 "to People to envite them to wedinge" 

Dec. 21, 1731 "John Mott Married to Charety Lindeley by Budd" 

From Mott Diar>'. 
Will of John Mott, of Hanover, dated Nov. 27, 1732; proved Oct. i, 1734, mentioned: 
Son, Gershom, under age; brother, Gershom Mott, to whom he wUled his clothes; wife, Charity, his saw- 
mill, etc. Executors: wife and brother, Gershom. Inventory amounted to £159:14:0 


102 Gershom Mott; married Mary Day. He died soon after his marriage; probably 

left no issue. 

37 WILLIAM MOTT, son of Gershom Mott, 8, bom Nov. 9, 1699; died Jan. 21, 1760; 
married Margaret, daughter of William and Catharine (Bowne) Hartshome. 

1741, Feb. 26. William Mott, of Hunterdon Co., N. J., yeoman, conveyed to James Mott, 
of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeoman, for £30, about one hundred acres of land, in Middle- 
town, bounded by lands of James Walling, Thomas Walling, Thomas Kearney, etc. William 
and James Mott are alluded to as executors of Gershom Mott, deceased, late of Middletown, N.J. 

1742. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly. 

Issue (from family bible in possession of his descendants in Iowa.) 

103 John Mott, bom Jan. 18, 1734. 


104 Sarah Mott, bom Aug. 10, 1735; [married, by license dated Oct. 4, 1780, William 


105 Gershom Mott, bom Nov. 18, 1737. 

106 Asher Mott, bom Feb. 17, 1739. 

38 GERSHOM MOTT, son of Gershom Mott, 8, was bom May 15, 1702; moved to 
Morris County, N. J., and rose to eminence. 

1740, July 14 and Sept. 16. Gershom Mott was Judge of the Inferior Court of Common 
Pleas, and Judge of the Court of General Sessions, and Judge of the Superior Court of Common 
Pleas, Morris County, N. J. 

In the records his name proved a trial to the Clerk for it is spelled Girshom, Garcham, 
Garsham, Garshom. 

Josiph Mott's name appears about this time, and is doubtless a connection. 

1 749, July 4. New commissions for judges were issued. Gershom Mott was last mentioned 
as Judge, Dec. 26 1749. 

1750, Mch. 27. Gershom Mott, surety, on application of Elias Cook to keep a pubhc house 
in Hanover, Morris County. 

1750, Mch. 28. Gershom Mott, surety, on application of Isaac Mourison to keep a public 
house in Paquanack Township. 

1 75 1, Sept. 18. Lemuel Bowers vs Gershom Mott. Case £200. 

1751, Dec. 24. Gershom Mott, surety, on appUcation of Timothy Tuttle to keep a public 
house at Hanover. 

1752, Mch. 24. Gershom Mott, surety, for Sam" Smith, on application to keep a public 
house at Hanover. 

1752, July 8. Gershom Mott, one of three arbitrators, in suit of Archilus Young vs Jacob 

1757, July 5. Paul Vanderbeak vs Gershom Mott. Debt. £60. 

1757, July 5. Paul Vanderbeak vs Gershom Mott, Jun"'. Debt. £60. 

1756, Mch. 10. Gershom Mott, Jr., surety on the appUcation of Daniel Tuttle to keep a 
public house. 

1756, July 6. Gershom Mott, Jr., surety, on the apphcation of ElUs Cook to keep a public 

1756, Sept. 29. Gershom Mott, Jr., surety, on the application of Sam' TutthuU to keep a 
public house. 

1761, Mch. II, and Mch. 10, 1762. Gershom Mott petitioned for a Ucense to keep a public 

1761, Dec. 16. Gershom Mott and Jacob Ford, Esq., executors of David Wheeler, deceased, 
vs Abel Hathaway, administrator of Jonathan? Hathaway. 

1762, July 6. James Jauncey vs Gershom Mott. 

1762, December. John Ray vs Gershom Mott. Debt; non est; and vice versa. 

1763, July. Hendrik Ovdenaarde vs Gershom Mott. Debt £100; non est. 

1764, Benjamin Howel vs Gershom Mott. Case £200; non est. 

1765, December. Executors of Alex' Eagles vs Gersohm Mott. Debt. £132; non est. 


107 Gershom Mott, Junior. 

108 Joseph Mott [?1 


39 ASHER MOTT, son of Gershom Mott, 8, bom June 27, 1704; died Mch. 5, 1761; 
married Deborah, daughter of James and Abigail (Hicks) Talhnan. 

109 Asher Mott; died 1750. 
no Abigail Mott; married, 1763; William Wilson. 

111 Mary Mott; married, 1773, Arthur Howell. 

112 Huldah Mott; died 1825. 

113 Sarah Mott 

40 JAMES MOTT, son of Gershom Mott, 8, bom Apr. 5, 1707; died Feb. nth, 1787; 
married, first, Mary, daughter of Obadiah and Alice (Ashton) Holmes,. December, 1734, who 
died Oct., 1749; married, second, Amey Herbert, by license dated May 8, 1752, who died Oct., 
1754. She was the daughter of Safety Borden, of Borden town, and married, first, WilUam 
Maghee and had by him : 

James Maghee, bom 1728. 
Safety Maghee, bom 1731. 
Catharine Maghee, born 1731. (sic) 
William Maghee, bom 1738. 
She married, second, Daniel Herbert, and third, James Mott. 

Issue by first wife 

114 Sarah Mott 

115 Huldah Mott; married Joseph Saltar, of Shrewsbury. 

116 James Mott; died 1823. 
107 Gershom Mott 

118 John Mott 
Asher Taylor gave also "Mary and a daughter, who married Shore Stevens." 

Aug. 22, 1775. Commission from Provincial Congress. 

James Mott, Esq., appointed Capt. of a Company in 2nd Regiment Foot in Monmouth Co., whereof 
David Brearley, Esq., is Colonel. Cherry Hall Papers 

James Mott was appointed 2nd Major of Monmouth Militia, October, 1775. 

Deputy to the Provincial Congress and Council of Safety from Monmouth Co., June, 1776. 

Resigned his commission in the Mihtia, 1776. 

Inventory of Personal Estate of James Mott, of Middletown, Mch. 2, 1787, amounted to 
£932:8:11, and among the items of interest are: 

2 silver Table spoons £ i — 2 — 6 
Peter, a negro aged 67 
PhDlis, a negro aged 67 

Oliver (man) a negro aged 36 50 — o — o 

Peter, a negro aged 21 . 80—0—0 

Betty 34 45- 

Esther with her child 65- 
Negro boy Samuel 
Negro boy Isaac 

Thefe are to Certyfy that at a certain Munmouth Court which to the beft of my memory was laft April 
term that at the House of Jofeph Morfords and in the Barr Roame Near the foot of the Stares Some Difcoarfe 
Broek out Betwixt me and James Mott as adminiltrator to the Estate of Jofeph Holmes Def'' to which I 
mentioned that I underftood Thare was a Judgment againft Uriah Carle at the Sute of Said adminiftrators 
and that I underftood Said Carl complained of being Ronged I alfo aded that Said Carel would Lay under a 


Difadvantage of Coming to Juftice after Judgment went againft Him by His Not Entering a Plea in time or 
words Nearly to that Porpose. 

to which Mr Mott Reply'd that He Could Not tell How the matter waf but waf willing Said Carel Should 
Have Juftice Done Him and that Even after Execution if anything appeared in favour of Said Carel Said Mott 
would alow it 

the above was the Subftance of the Difcoarce as Near as I can Remember which I will at any time Declare 
under oath if Required. 

Rob* Campbell fr. 
ye 13"* February 1766 Cherry Hall Papers. 

November ye 20 1755 

Honoured Father I Send you thefe Line To Let you know my Prefent Circumstances, we are all in 
good health at Prefent Through mercy and hope these may find you in the same — Being the greateft Blesfing we 
Can Enjoy in this life god grant that we may Implore his goodnefs for so Doing he still Continuing to feed us 
with his good Creature and Refrefhing us by our natural Sleep in Peace and Quietnefs while our fellow Creatures 
upon our fronteers about us are suffering the most inhuman Deaths immaginable By our Cruel Enemies and 
Savages the Lord Being now about to threaten us v\ith the Sword and Earthquakes which god may grant may 
be for our good — Dear father not having an opertunity To Converfe with you By word of mouth I muft Con- 
clude to do it by letters and firft of all I pray that god of his infinite mercy and goodnefs would give me a 
heart to lead a Righteous holy and godly life here in this Prefent world in all my affairs both Spirituall and 
Temporall and next I humbly afk your Confent To my maching my Self with a Perfon whom I and all my 
friends Efteems to Bee worthy of me the young woman is William FolweUs Daufhter mary that lives at william 
Pottses it is Like you may not know her at Prefent But when you Do I hope you will own her To be your 
Ever Loving and Dutifull Daufhtr I hope you wUl favour me with an anfwer By the first oppertunity the 
Time is fixed Between us By the Confent of you and other friends that is concern'd in the affair if nothing 
happens more than we expect the week Before Chriftmas. 

So I Conclude with mine and all our friends Tendereft Love and Effections To you and your family 
from your Ever Loving and Dutifull Son 

Safety Meghee 

P. S. Please To Remember in Particular my Love to Sifter and kind Respects to huldah and Miss Sally 
Holmes. Cherry Hall Papers. 

Letter of Safety Meghee to James Mott, MiddletowTi Point, Aug. 31, 1757. 
Dear father — 

"My brother Billy is dead & Buryed yesterday" etc. "Our child is poorly & Mrs. Borden is very poorly 
but we are in hopes will recover" 

Loving & Dutiful Son 

Safety Maghee 

41 HULDAH MOTT, daughter of Gershom Mott, 8, bom Oct. 31, 1709; died Sept. 4, 
1784; married, Dec. 7, 1731, Samuel Holmes, bom Apr. 17, 1704, O. S.; died Feb. 23, 1760, 
and had ten children. See Holmes Family. 

"Jan. 13, 1731/2 Huldah Mott Marryed to Samuel Holmes" (From Mott Diary). 

42 EDMOND MOTT, son of Richbell Mott, of Hempstead, 9. On Hempstead Census, 

1 741, 4, 6mo. [August.] Edmond Mott made his will; proved June 13, 1744, and mentioned: 

Wife, Catharine, £200, and the use of his estate to bring up his children. 

Daughter, Margaret, £170, when she is ten years old. 

Son, Richbell Mott, one-half of his farm, when of age, with its buildings and improvements. 

The remaining half of his farm to be divided between his sons, Edmond and John, when they arrive at 

Executors: his wife, Catharine, and his esteemed friends and kinsmen, Joseph Mott and WiUiam Mott, 
both of Hempstead. 


He married Catharine, daughter of Capt. John and Sybil (Ray) Sands, bom about 1700. 

Austin's Rhode Island Dictionary. 

119 Margaret Mott 

120 Richbell Mott, bom 3, 6mo., 1728; died 1758, without male issue. 

121 Edmond Mott, bom 25, 8mo., 1730; mariner; married Oct. 13, 1753, Deborah 

Sands; no issue. 

122 John Mott, bom i, 8mo., 1732. From Westbury, L. I., Friends' Records. 

Of these children Margaret was a legatee of her grandmother, Elizabeth Mott, in 1737, 
but was omitted in her father's will, 1741, wherefore she probably died young. 

Edmond Mott probably died unmarried and non compos. 

John Mott died, in 1781, leaving a will dated 28, 2 mo., 1773; proved Mch. 16, 1781, in 
which he styled himself as of Cowneck; alluded to his brother, Edmond, as in a deUrious and 
unsettled condition of mind, but who was to receive his estate in the event of his recovery, 
with remainder to the testator's niece, Margaret, wife of Melancthon Smith. Executors: his 
kinsmen, Richard Sands and Adam Mott, and among the witnesses were Stephen Mott and 
Elizabeth Mott. 

44 RICHARD MOTT, son of Richbell Mott, 9, was bom about 17 10; died 15, 8mo., 
1743; married, 26, imo., 1741, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Underbill) Pearsall of 
Hempstead bom 6, iimo., 1714; died 9mo., 1800. His widow married Richard Alsop in 1747. 

1743, 10, 8mo. Will of Richard Mott, of Hempstead, weak and indisposed; proved Oct. 
24, 1743, mentioned: 

Wife, Sarah, £ioo, in lieu of dower, and one-third of the remainder of his estate. 

The other portion of which is ordered put at interest till his son is of age, but should he die during his 
minority, then his share is to go to Richbell, Edmond and John, sons of my brother, Edmond Mott. 

Executors: wife, Sarah, his father-in-law, Thomas Pearsall, his brother, Edmund Mott, and his kinsman, 
Richard Thorne, of Great Neck, Hempstead. 


123 James Mott, bom 8, 8mo., 1742; married, in 1765, Mary, daughter of Samuel and 

Ann (Carpenter) Underbill, of Oyster Bay. 

53 WILLIAM MOTT, son of William Mott, 11, died Mch. 25, 1786. His wife died 
November, 1780. He married, 6, 8, 1742, Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Allen, widow of Henry 
Allen. Mary Allen was of Hempstead, and made her will 1746; proved 1747, and mentioned, 
among others, her daughter, Elizabeth, wife of William Mott, whom she made one of her execu- 
tors. Thompson's Long Island. Vol. ii, p. 57, says he married Elizabeth Valentine. 

1735. William Mott, of Flushing, was a witness. 

1752. William Mott, of Marmaroneck (?), was one of the executors of John Sutton, of 
Marmaroneck; he also held lands at Cowneck. 

1760. Wilham Mott was an executor of Tristam Dodge. 

1782, I, i2mo. Will of William Mott, when he was "far advanced in age"; proved Sept. 
13, 1786, mentioned: 

Sons, William, Samuel, John, Richard, Joseph and Benjamin, to whom he bequeathed his estate, and 
to whom he willed his farm, at Great Neck, etc., they to pay his son, Henry Mott, and his daughter, Elizabeth, 
wife of David Underbill, and to his daughter, Hannah Mott, amounts equalling their shares. Some of the 
children were yet minors. 

Executors: son-in-law, David Underhill, and sons, William, John and Henry Mott. 



124 William Mott, bom Jan. 8, 1743. [8, imo., 1743, Westbury Records.] Left issue. 

125 Ha,nnah Mott, born 4, 6, 1744; died 15, 3, 1750. Westbury Records. 

126 James Mott, bom 29, 6, 1745. Westbury Records. 

127 Elizabeth Mott, bom 5, 2, 1747. Westbury Records. Married David Underbill. 

128 John Mott, bom 17, 2, 1749; died 7, 3mo., 1750. Westbury Records. 

129 Samuel Mott, bom 16, 12, 1750. Westbury Records. Died Apr. i, 1791; left 


130 Hannah Mott, bom 18, 4, 1753. Westbury Records. 

131 John Mott, 2nd., bom 24, 6, 1755. Westbury Records. Died, without issue, 

Nov. II, 1823. 

132 Henry Mott, bom 31, 5, [May] 1757. Westbury Records. Died, 1840, leaving 


133 Richard Mott, bom 20, 8, 1759. Westbury Records. 

134 Joseph Mott, bom 11, i, 1762. Left issue. 

135 Benjamin Mott, born 19, 3, 1765. Left issue. 

55 ELIZABETH MOTT, daughter of Adam Mott, 12, the younger son, was bom 31, 
5mo., 1733; died 13, gmo., 1783; married, 5, 3mo., 1755, John, son of Samuel and Mary (Fry) 
WilUs, a minister among Friends, bom 8, 2mo., 1734; died 4, 3mo., 1789. Her children are 
traced by Mr. T. C. Comell, in "The Mott Ancestry." John Willis resided at Oyster Bay. 

1757. She received a silver spoon and porringer, in the will of her grandmother, Abigail 

Adam WUUs, bom 1757, 13, 7mo.; died 9, 3mo., 1758. 
Samuel Willis, bom 1759, 7, 3mo. 
Phebe Willis, bom 1761, 5, 4mo. 

56 ADAM MOTT, son of Adam Mott, 12, the younger son, was born 10, lomo., 1734; 
died 18, i2mo., 1790; married, first, 5, 3mo., 1755, Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Fry) 
Willis, bom 14, 7mo., 1736; died 10, imo., 1783; married, second, 5, imo., 1785, Abigail, daughter 
of David Batty, of South Hempstead, bom 1733; died 10, i2mo., 1807. T. C. Comell. 

Adam Mott was of Cow Neck. 

1757. Adam Mott received a silver spoon and a silver porringer, in the will of his grand- 
mother, Abigail WiUetts. 

1758. Adam Mott, of Cow Neck, was an executor of the will of Samuel Pearce. 
1760. He was executor of the will of Hannah, widow of William Mott. 

He succeeded to the homestead and the Eastem half of the farm. 


136 Elizabeth Mott, bom 19, 7mo., 1755; died 10, 4mo., 1782. 

137 Daughter Mott, bom 28, 10, 1758; died 30, lomo., 1758. 

138 Lydia Mott, bom 24, iimo., 1759. 

139 Adam Mott, bom 11, lomo., 1762. 

140 Samuel Mott, bom 29, 9mo., 1773. 

57 STEPHEN MOTT, son of Adam Mott, 12, the younger son, was bom i, 2mo., 1736; 
died II, I imo., 18 13; married, 6, lomo., 1762, Amy, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Fry) 
Willis, bom 27, 3mo., 1738; died 10, iimo., 1822. 


He succeeded to the Western part of the farm where he built a house, occupied to-day by 
his descendants in the third generation. T. C. Cornell. 

1757. He, like his brother Adam, received a silver spoon and porringer, in the will of his 
grandmother, Abigail Willetts. 

58 ADAM MOTT, son of Charles Mott, 13, born prior to 1716. He resided at Cow 
Neck and may have married Elizabeth Smith. 

141 Jacob Mott; eldest son. 1 

;:3?orsrMott Hvi„gi„.„8. 

144 Marianah Mott J 

59 AMOS MOTT, son of Charles Mott, 13, resided, at Oyster Bay, in 1745-6. 
1743. He was a witness at Hempstead. 

1745-6, Mch. 20. He made his mil; proved Mch. 29, 1746, in which he mentioned: 

Brother, Benjamin Mott, to whom he gave all his lands, and in default of his having issue, then to Jacob 
Mott, eldest son of his brother, Adam Mott. 

Nephew, Joseph Mott, eldest son of his brother, Charles Mott, five shillings. 

Brother, Benjamin Mott, the use of his personal estate for life, and after him to Jacob, eldest son of his 
brother, Adam Mott. 

Appointed his brother, Adam Mott, and beloved friend, Thomas, son of Samuel Jackson, deceased, 

62 GERSHOM MOTT, son of Charles Mott, 13, born prior to 1698; of Oyster Bay, 1727, 
where he sold his farm in 1736, amd moved away. Was of New Hempstead, Orange County, 
N. Y. 

1758, Aug. 7. He made his will; proved Mch. 2, 1759, and mentioned: 

Eldest son, Solomon Mott, "my gun for his birth right, being my heir at law, and having had his portion 

Son, Gershom Mott. 

Daughters, Molly Lott and Elizabeth Clark, each, 5 shillings. 

Son, Charles Mott, 5 shillings. They ha\'ing had their portions before. 

Grandson, Gershoiji, son of Peter and Molly Lott, 5 shillings, when he is twenty-one. 

Wife, Ruth, one third of his movable estate, with succession thereto, to his son, Benjamin; £14, out- 
right, and £6, yearly. 

Son, Charles, all the money due him from Absalom Little, of Lewiston, Penn. 

Son, Benjamin, £20, and his house, lands, and land rights in Orange County, and the residue of his 

E.xecutors: son, Benjamin, and Jacob Halstead. 


145 Solomon Mott, of Kingwood, N. J. 

146 Gershom Mott, of Kingwood, N. J., and later of Baltimore, where he died 1772. 

147 Molly Mott 

148 Elizabeth Mott 

149 Charles Mott 

150 Benjamin Mott 

64 BENJAMIN MOTT, son of Charles Mott, 13, was of Oyster Bay. 
1748, Sept. 20. He made his will; proved Sept. 29, 1748, and was, apparently, unmarried, 
and mentioned: 


Nephew, Samuel, son of his brother, Charles Mott, deceased, £200. 
Nephew, Silvanus, the sum of £50. 

To Daniel, Jonathan, Jacob and Marianah, the four children of his brother, Adam Mott, £50. 
Nephew, Joseph Mott, son of his brother, Charles Mott, eight shillings. 

His lands in Orange County to be sold, and the proceeds given to his brother, Adam, and his nephews, 
Samuel and Silvanus. 

To Benjamin, son of his brother, John Mott, all his lands, at Cape Fear, North Carolina. 

To Jacob, son of his brother, Adam Mott, his lands, in Hempstead. 

To his brother, Adam Mott, his wearing apparell. 

Nephew, Joseph Starkins, his broad axe and gun. 

To Jacob, son of his brother, Adam Mott, a bed. 

Executors: his nephews, Samuel and Jacob Mott, and Sylvanus Townsend. 

65 CHARLES MOTT, son of Charles Mott, 13, bom prior to 1696 and had died, probably 
prior to 1740, when his father failed to mention him in his will, but alluded to one, Joseph Mott, 
his grandson, who was willed twenty shillings, in full of his claim as heir-at-law. 

1743 and 1748. Charles Mott is, however, alluded to in the wills of his brothers, Amos Mott 
and Benjamin Mott, respectively. He married, Deborah Pearsall, prior to 1729, and moved to 
Kakiat, (New Hempstead), Orange Co., N. Y. 


151 Joseph Mott; eldest son. 

152 Samuel Mott 

153 Silvanus Mott. Silvanus Mott was a witness, at Hempstead, in 1748. 

66 JACOB MOTT, son of Charles Mott, 13, born 1698-1705, resided at Hempstead, 
where he made his will Dec. 4, 1737; proved Sept. 6, 1738, in which he gave all his estate to his 
loving father, Charles Mott, consisting of lands, at Kakiat, Orange County, and his interest in 
the schooner. Fortune. Executors : his father, Charles Mott, and Joseph Mott, Sr. Among the 
witnesses were Adam Mott and Joseph Mott. He died without issue. 

67 RICHARD MOTT, son of Adam Mott, 15, was born as late as 1728, for he was still 
a minor, in 1749, the date of his father's decease. 

1757, Dec. 14. Richard Mott, of Kent Co., yeoman, conveyed to John Vining divers 
pieces of land in Dover. 

1759, Jan. I. He was a Vestryman of the Parish of St. Mary, in Kent. Co, when his brother 
Richbell conveyed land to three trustees, of whom he was one, for local church educational 

1763, May 27. He sold to Govey Emerson the 180 acres of land that belonged to his late 
father, at Willingbrook, in Little Creek Hundred. 

1766, Dec. 17. Jerusha Mott, widow, was granted letters of administration on the estate of 
Richard Mott, deceased. 


154 Richbell Mott; mentioned in will of his grandmother, Elizabeth Mott, of Staten 

Island, 1777, as the son of her deceased son Richard Mott, and to whom she 
gives a legacy when he attains the age of 22 years. 

69 RICHBELL MOTT, son of Adam Mott, 15, was bom 1717-18. He married, Mch. i, 
1736, Mary, daughter of Richard Seaman, of Herricks, Hempstead, L. I., who, in his will, 1751, 


gave this daughter, Mary, wife of Richbell Mott, £ioo, in trust, the use of a house, land about 
the house, firewood, the use of two cows, a horse, negro woman, etc. "All these she is to have 
during the time she doth or shall live apart from her husband, Richbell Mott," etc. Richard 
Seaman likewise devised to his granddaughter, Elizabeth Mott, £20, and £5 to Nathaniel 
Parsell, or WiUiam Mott, for the use of the Monthly Meeting at Westbury. In a codicil, made 
1752, he gave to his daughter, Mary, in lieu of the house and lot originally devised, the use of 
the new house he was building and the half acre of land adjoining it, so long as she lives 
separate from her husband. 

1738. Adam Mott suggested to the Governor the position of Lieutenant of Richmond Co. 
Militia, for his son RichbeU. 

1744, Mch. 10. Richbell Mott, gentleman, of Richmond Co., was granted letters of ad- 
ministration upon the estate of Samuel Britton, deceased, of the same place. 

About 1747, he moved to Kent Co., Delaware, where his father, Adam Mott, conveyed 
to him lands, Feb. 22, 1748, in Little Creek Hundred. 

1750, Oct. I. Richbell Mott, gentleman, of Kent Co., Delaware, aged 32 years, testified, in 
Queen's Co., N. Y., that he was a bondsman on the license and was present at the marriage of 
George Manlove, Little Creek Hundred, Kent Co., Delaware, to Mary, daughter of John Tread- 
well, of Hempstead, performed by Mr. Reading, rector of the Parish Church of St. George, in 
New Castle County, "In the Territories of pensilvany." 

1753, Feb. 7. Richbell Mott, farmer, of Kent Co., Del., conveyed to Richard Wells part of 
the land received from his father, Adam Mott, in 1747. 

1759, Jan. I. Richbell Mott, gentleman of Little Creek Himdred, conveyed for love and 
good will, to the Church of England and to the Presbyterians for the education of the youth of 
these denominations, a part of his homestead in Little Creek Hundred, called York. 

1762, June 10. Letters of administrations were granted upon his estate (his widow Mary 
having renounced) to Mathew and Sarah Manlove. The widow was still living in 1767. 


155 Sarah Mott; married Mathew Manlove. 

156 Ehzabeth Mott; wife of Solomon Seaman of Maryland in 1768. 

157 Richard Mott 

158 Seaman Mott 

84 RICHARD MOTT, son of Henry Mott, 29, was bom about 1735; living 1768. 


159 Elkanah Mott, born 1761; died 1822. 

160 Richbell Mott, bom about 1763; died 1828; lived at Far Rockaway. 

88 RICHARD MOTT, son of Joseph Mott, 30, was of Hempstead, and made his will 
May 5, 1757; proved Apr. 18, 1758, in which he gave his estate to his wife, Elizabeth, and 
made her, with his uncles, Jacob Mott and Richard Thome, executors. 

92 JACKSON MOTT, son of Jacob Mott, 32, was bom 1740. He must have married 

The following must refer to his second marriage: 


Jackson Mott and Gloriana Coles, both of Queen's County, were married, at St. George's 
Church, Hempstead, Jain: 25, 1774. 


161 Samuel Mott; baptized, at St. George's Church, Hempstead, Oct. 22, 1758. 

"Samuel, son of Jackson, son of Jacob, son of Jacob and Abigail Mott," which 
must be an error, as one too many Jacobs occur. 

93 ISAAC MOTT, son of Jacob Mott, 32, was bom May 6, 1743; died Mch. 28, 1780; 
married Anne Coles, bom Aug. 10, 1747; died July 16, 1840. 


162 Samuel Coles Mott, bom Nov. 19, 1766; drowned Oct. 30, 1839; married, Mary 

Leonard, June 25, 1793, who died Nov. 22, 1826. 

Ann Maria Mott, bom Aug. 15, 1794; married Caleb Willis. 
Nathaniel Leonard Mott, bora Aug. 23, 1796; died May 13, 1822; married 

Ann Eliza , born May 14, 1809; died. May 6, 1895, leaving issue. 

Jemsha Mott, bom June 17, 1798; married Richard Mattocks. 

Catharine Mott, bom Apr. 8, 1800; died an infant. 

Clementina Mott, bom Aug. 31, 1801; married Nathaniel Willis. 

Samuel Leonard Mott, bom Aug. 16, 1803; died Mch. 29, 1871; married, 

Oct. 15, 1838, Lavinia Strebeck; left no issue. 
Catharine M. Mott, bom Oct. i, 1807; married WilUam Robinson. 

163 Jordan Mott, bom, at Hempstead Harbor, Feb. 6, 1768; died Jan. 8, 1840; 

married, first, Elizabeth Ellison, Jan. 7, 1793; no issue; married, second, 
Lavinia Striker, Sept. 24, 1801, bom May 27, 1782; died Mch. 16, 1862. 

John Hopper Mott, bom Apr. 30, 1803; died, young, unmarried. 
James Striker Mott, bom Aug. 29, 1804; died Dec. 20, 1867; married Amelia 

Taylor; left issue. 
Samuel Coles Mott, bom Aug. 7, 1806; died, unmarried, 1855. 
Jordan Mott, bom Oct. 24, 1808; died 1874; unmarried. 
Jacob Hopper Mott, bom Feb. 20, 1810; died May 14, 1861; married Julia 

M. Soule; no issue. 
Garrit Striker Mott, bom Dec. 7, 1812; died 1869; unmarried. 
Matavus Hopper Mott, bom Sept. 23, 1815; died Jan. 9, 1864; married 

Ruth Ann Schuyler; left issue. 

164 Jacob Coles Mott, bora Jan. 5, 1770; died Apr. 3, 1833; married, Mary Green 

Smith, Aug. 30, 1792, bom 1776; died, aged 82 years, in New York City. 

Mary Ann Mott, bora 1793; died 7, 29, 1877; married, 1821, Charles Coles 
Feeks; left issue. 

*For a fuller account of the descendants of Isaac Mott, see pp. 6i, 62, 63, of the New York Geneal. and Biog. Record, Jan- 
uary, 1905. 


Isaac Thomas Mott; married Rose; left issue. 

Clara Gertrude Mott; married WiUiam Dymock, of Maryland; had issue. 
George Smith Mott; killed, about 1836, in the Seminole War, Fla. ; un- 
Charlotte Smith Mott; married Capt. John W. Patterson; left issue. 
Emeline Laura Mott; married Frederick Mayer; left issue. 

165 Jerusha Mott, born Feb. 5, 1772; married, Rev. George Strebeck, Oct. 24, 1793; 

left issue. 

166 Isaac Mott, bom Mch. 28, 1780; probably died young. 

97 JACOB MOTT, son of Jacob Mott, 32, was born June 30, 1756; died Aug. 16, 1823; 
married, Deborah, daughter of Dr. William Lawrence, at St. George's Church, Hempstead, 
Aug. 25, 1776. 

Jacob Mott moved from Hempstead to New York City, and became prominent. Mott 
Street was named after him. 

From 1804 to 1810, he was Alderman. President of the Board of Alderman and Deputy 
Mayor of New York City. 


167 William L. Mott, bom Jan. 16, 1777; married Dorothy Scudder. 

168 Richard L. Mott, born June 6, 1782; married Elizabeth Deal. 

169 Jacob L. Mott, bom Sept. 13, 1784; married Hannah, daughter of Peter Riker, of 

Williamsburgh, by his wife, Mary Kelly. She was bom June 16, 1787. They 
resided at Tarrytown, and he was an eminent preacher among the Friends. 

170 Jordan L. Mott, bom, at Manhasset, L. I., Oct. 12, 1798. 

171 Mary Mott; married Ezekiel G. Smith. 

103 JOHN MOTT, son of William Mott, 37, married, June 17, 1784, at the age of 50 
years, Elinor Johnston, widow of Capt. Alexander, of the British Navy. 

Issue, (from the family bible in possession of his grand-daughter, Eleanor 
Hines Abel, of Providence, R. I.) 

172 Gershom Mott, bom July 12, 1785. 

173 WiUiam Mott, born Mch. 29, 1790. 

John Mott was a guide to Generals Washington and Sullivan Dec. 25, 17 7-, in the attack 
upon Trenton. 

Feb. 9, 1776, ist. Lieut, in Capt. Patterson's Co., in the Third Battalion, although he may 
have served earlier. 

Nov. 29, 1776, he was Captain in Fifth Co., Third Battalion; probably part of Maxwell's 

Served at Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777; later at Germantown. 

Winter of 1777 and 1778, at Valley Forge. 

June 28, 1778, at the Battle of Monmouth. 

June 23, 1780, at Springfield. 

He retired Sept. 26, 1780, and the following year was recruiting officer in Hunterdon Co. 

He was a Whig and an active public man. 

It is traditionary in the family that he had served in his youth in the British Army before 
Quebec. At the opening of the Revolutionary War he was living on his farm above Trenton, 


now the site of the N. J. Hospital for Insane, and early joined the army. He and his wife are 
buried in the Quaker Burial ground, in Trenton. 

105 GERSHOM MOTT, son of William Mott, 37, married. May 11, 1773, Anne Godley. 
1750, June 15. Know all Men by thefe Prefents that I Gershom Mott of the township of Hannover in 

the County of Morris in the Weftern divition of the Province of New Jersey, Yeoman, am Held and firmly 
bound unto William Mott of the township of trenton in the County of Hunterdon and pro\dnce aforesaid, 
yeoman, in the Sum of two hundred and fourteen pounds * * *. Samuel Holmes a witness. 

The indebtedness was paid off, m 1760 and 1761, and receipted for by Gershom Mott and 
John Mott, executors. 


174 Sarah Mott, born Mch. i, 1774. 

106 ASHER MOTT, son of William Mott, 37, married Anne Biles. 


175 Mary Mott, born Apr. 3, 1770; married Isaac Chapman. 

176 William Mott, bom Sept. 11, 1771. 

177 John Mott, bom Oct. 24, 1773; married Lydia Swift. 

178 Margaret Mott, bom Oct. 29, 1776; married Alexander Chambers. 

179 Asher Mott, bom Apr. 24, 1778. 

107 GERSHOM MOTT, JR., son of Gershom Mott, 38, resided in Morris County, N. J. 
He married Deborah Carman, by license dated Apr. 23, 1751; also given Apr. 10, 1750. She 
died Nov. 19, 1755. 


180 John Mott; history unknown. 

181 Phebe Mott, born Mch. 26, 1754; single in 1797. 

113 SARAH MOTT, daughter of Asher Mott, 39, married, on ist of 2nd mo., 1770, 
Samuel Emlen. They had a daughter, Deborah, who died, unmarried, and a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Emlen, who married, Sept. 18, 1800, Philip Syng Physick, who died Dec. 15, 1837. 

They had a daughter, Susan Physick, who married, 1828, Commodore David Conner, who 
died, Mch. 20, 1856, leaving P. S. P. Conner, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

114 SARAH MOTT, daughter of James Mott, 40, married, by license dated June 24, 1 752, 
Joseph Holmes. 

Asher Holmes 
James M. Holmes 

115 HULDAH MOTT, daughter of James Mott, 40, married Joseph Saltar, by license 
dated Oct. 22, 1759. He was of Shrewsbury. 

Eliza Saltar 

Rachel Saltar; married Ephraim Clyne, and had eight children. 
Hannah Saltar 


Margaret Saltar 
James Salter 
Sarah Saltar 
Richard Saltar 

116 JAMES MOTT, son of James Mott, 40, died 1823. 

He was a Member of Congress, and resided about one and a half miles South of Keyport, 


Mr James Mott 


Wood Bridge 
Pr Stage 

New York 20**" April 1761 
Dr James 

I did not till this Instant receive Yours of the 14"" Curr' and had it come to hand in a proper [?] — I 
shoidd not have been able to have Given my self the pleasure of Enjoying the Company of them I so heartily 
Long to be with, Businefs Interfering in such a manner that its Impofsible for me to Promise myself any 
pleasure without neglecting it, and as money, is one of the materiall objects we seek after, and an object so 
Afsentiall necefsary is one of the Greatest Inducements to apply ourselves Closely to businefs — Please to Give 
my duty to my parents Love to all friends and am Dr Sir in great haste 


John Taylor 
P. S. if there's Likelihood of there being there next Sunday if pofsible I will be with them. 

Cherry Hall Papers. 

Mr James Mott 

at Shrewsbury 
p Capt Price 

New York 6 October 1763 
Dear Brother 

I received your letter p Capt Price yesterday & the Shirts which came very seasonable as to fiting they 
are too short by seven Inches they come just in my breeches, the collars are too tight & I should like the 
Risbons narrower, with small what do ye call thems & in them 

I'me very glad to hear that you all are mending. I think that the scheme of Mooving to Fathers is what 
I'me glad to hear and I think is like to be attended with the Least DiiSculty of any scheme that could be 
proposed. Father wrote me word that he and you intended to administer on the estate as you obser\'e there 
will be the greatest Difficulty in Stillingis accounts Should be very glad indeed to see you here. I should 
have come over to have seen you in these melancholy Secumstances but must have Intirely Neglected our 
Business & as I thought that our friends were there, But Asher Holmes Tells me that Uncle Jonathan's Family 
have behav'd very unkind. We have this day stopped some Money for you from John Van home he wont 
allow all your account & he says the barrels of pork he was not to pay for, we have Likewise stopt some from 
Aaron Buck. 

My love your Self & Sister and the children 

from you affectionate Brother 
the Risbons are Two Tight Gershom Mott 

Cherry HaU Papers. 
Mr James Mott ju' to Th Henderson 

1 77 1 york money 

September g**" For a visit and sundry medicine £2 — 13 — o 

For your assumption of Tunnis Cornells Acct £0 — 1 1 — o 

£3— 4—0 
March 24*'' 1772 Rec'd the above in full allso of Mr Mott ten shillings on Acct of William Johnson 

Th* Henderson 

Cherry Hall Papers. 



James Mott jun' Esq' 

Prince : Town 

East: New Jersey 

On board Sloop — 140 Miles fiom N. York 
14"" Sep' 1776 
My dear Brother, 

I arrived at New York the Saturday morning after I parted with you ; & found this vessel just on point 
of sailing & no other there, which induced me to put my baggage on board immediately and then to find a 
Breakfast: But all the Taverns & Coffee Houses were shut up & at last procured two mouthfuls of Befef, price 
1/6, a sorry breakfast for a sick man — I cou'd find nobody I wanted Except Mr Hughes, not even our poor 
little Asher, tho' I had some shirts his Grand Father had sent him. Dear little fellow how glad he would have 
been to have seen me but I could not tarr\'. However I put the shirts into the hands of a Capt" Leonard of 
the same regiment who promised to deUver them The Day before yesterday (this being the 6"* day of our 
passage) I had certain intelligence from the shore, that the Militia thereabouts; & our regiment had marched 
for Fort Stanwis in consequence of part of Burgoines army being near said Fort. Acct^ say 7,000 including 
Indians so that I don't e.xpect to tarry in Albany but a few hours & therefore take this opportunity to write 
while its in my power — before I close this I will inform you how to direct me, for I take it for granted you will 
write to me, when you have opportunity. Your letters will be a great comfort to me, while I live for which 
reason, you won't I hope, neglect me — you'll give my love to Brother, sister and children, & remember me to 
the Gentlemen I saw with you at prince town — Cousin Joseph in particular also please to inform Mr James 
M" Comt [Le Comt?] that I cou'd find no person, to inquire of about the salt-petre kittles he mentioned to me, 
& that I had not time to write him, from New York, where I staid but three or four hours — as to the affair on 
long island I can't learn any thing satisfactory about it — May God bless and preserve us, & mercifully grant 
that we may behold each other again in peace prays your 

affectionate brother 
Fort StanwLx is about 70 miles this side of Ossego — [Oswego] Gershom Mott 

Albany 15"" Sept' 
arrived here last night, accts from Fort StanwLx now are, that 700 Indians had been seen at Oswego & 
that a large number besides were on the march to fall on our people. You'll please to direct me at Fort Stan- 
wix on the Mohock River, to the care of Mr James Verner in Albany, If by poft Mr Verner must be omitted 
Adieu my Dear [?] Brother 

G. M. Cherry Hall Papers. 

[Another letter containing the substance of the above, wTitten Sept. 14-1776, "On board sloop-140 miles 
from New York" to "Mr James Mott at Middletown, East New Jersey" addressed "My dear Father" and 
signed "your affectionate son Gershom Mott."] 
Col Asher Holmes 

P' Flag 

Sandv Hook 22°'' June 80 
Dr Sir 

my mifsfortune I suppose you have heard of before this reaches you I would therefore beg of you to 
Soliced my exchange which can be don in lieu of Rich"* Reading who was taken, not many days ago, of the 
Banks afishing, I am obliged to go immediately to New York, which place I very much dread, as I am in an 
111 State of health I am promised here that, James Wallen & Jn° Wallen would be exchanged for Rich'' Read- 
ings Two Sons who was taken with their father, I hope when you Judge of my * * *[?] That you wiU use your 
Interest to have the Exchange Effected and I make not the least doubt of your succeeding 

I am Your Humb' Serv' 
James Mott 
N. B. I am informed if you will promise to Effect this Exchange that I will be immediately admitted to go 
home (Cherry Hall Papers.) 

Halifax December g*^ 1786 
D. fir 

Its with pleasure I inform you that I am allowed as Guardian of your Relation Young Stevenson £270 
Sterling, as a first Dixddend of Compensation — This sum I suppose to be in the £30 P' Cents — and tho' it is 
lefs than I expected ftUl it will be something handsome for the Young Gentleman, fhould Government pay the 
whole reported sum, which I flatter myself it will do — It will be necefsary for me to have Young Stevenson in 


this County in the course of next Summer, least his remaining in the States, should be a means of precluding 
him from receiving the income of his Claim — He must be kept at School for some time and bro* up to fome 
bufinefs. I wish his friends would consult together and give me their Sentiments through you on the Subject 
I mean respecting what profefsion it would be most proper to bring him up to — you may rely upon my pro- 
moting his Interest as much as is in my power and that I shall at all times be attentive to any Instructions or 
advice you shall be pleased to honor me with relative to my ward — I ^vrite you in great haste, & am Sir, 

Your most Obed Servt 
W. Taylor 
James Mott Esq' (Cherry Hall Papers.) 


Trenton Ap' 29 1800 
Dear Sir 

I rec"* yours the day before yesterday in which you say you are rather better. This I need not say I am 
glad of, nor that I am sorry you do not get quite well. 

The name of the yoimg man that married my sister Rachel is Ephraim Clyne — 
We are all as well here as usual Mifs Higbee continues ftill at Philad" but is expected home fhortly — 
Col Rhea left here on faturday last for monmouth from whence he returned yesterday — Businefs and the 
situation of his wife, who is very ill, prevented from visiting you, although he was in your neighborhood — 

I put off writing untill this morning being busy yeasterday, and having overslept myself accoimts for 
the fhortnefs of this — 

With love to every body I am sir 

Your Aff' Nephew 

James Sai,tae 
James Mott Esq. ' (Cherry Hall Papers.) 

Shrewsbiuy 24 March Free 

James Mott Esq' 
Wafhington City 

Middletown March 23: 1802 
Dear Brother, 

I Received yours of the 6 was forre to hear you was fo ill I hope ear this you are better Please to rite 
as foon as you resceve this and let me know how you are if you get know Better I think you had better com 
home if you do be able if not Rest a fhured I Shall com to you we all in very good health except granne She 
appears to be going fast Doctor Pitney lade a blister on her fide it has releved the Pain but the shortnesf of 
breth continus I expect him hear to day I did not receve your letter until the fifth of March thare fore did 
not fend your hors and chiase as I was then informed you was not at trenton wee have got to planing I have 
hired Obediah tise but fear I fhant keepe him long Mr holmes Saes he can get me one I have been disfepinted 
in getlen clover fead but expect it today I am told it is not to late to Sow it and will have it done amedetly 
my Children at New York is all well anne goynes in love to you 

Your affectinate Sister 
Sarah mott 
James Mott 
Sarah Mott March 23'* 1802 
Received Sunday 28*'' 

Anfwered3i" Cherry Hall Papers. 

James Mott Esq' 
Washington City 

Middletown February 8"' 1804 
Dear Uncle 

with the blesing of god I am able to write you, to inform j'ou we are toUerable well, I am forry you have 
bt;en fo ill but ernistly hope you have quite recovered before this we now begin to Count the week for your 
return, fell very impatient to have you with us I ashure you we mifs you very much, we have had no accounts 
of Obadiah, lately, the last the owners heard was that thay lay in the downs wateing for a fare wind to fail for 
batavia, John Bostwick has gon to Charlston on buisnefs for Mr Paul, our friends, I beheve is all well at New 
York, we have not heard from them this fome time the Creek has been froze over this fore weeks it has been 
extream Cold, this fome time past, but is now quite moderate. Poor Mrs Vanderhoof is in a very poor way, at 
times quite deprived of her reason, I am told fhe was in the fame way fome years before fhe was married, Mrs 
Applegate is deceased, the daughter of John Stillwel, she has left tow infents of a few hours old. Mrs. Van 
Marter is also dead, the daughter of huldah Van Marter. Mrs William Crawford is very ill with the quinsey, 


the rest of our neighbors is gennerally well, little Sally Mott has been very fick but is now much better, was 
obliged to give her three Pukes before we Coud get the fleme of her ftummac, Mary gives her love to Uncle 
Mott, Mother fays fhe will write you by the next Post, I fhould be much pleased to get a letter from you, with 
love & efteem I am your debter 

Ann Bostwick. 

Cherry Hall Papers. 

117 GERSHOM MOTT, son of James Mott, 40, born 1744; died 1786. He was a 
Captain in the Revolutionary war. 

He married Elizabeth Williams. 

. . "I and my children are Safe arriv'* after a Long Disagreeable time. 16 I left New 
York, we had Seven Days pasage," etc. Letter from EHzabeth Mott to her father-in-law, 
James Mott, 40, Albany, Sept. 29, 

Elizabeth Hendrickson of Toms River, Township of Shrewsbury, power of attorney to 
James Mott, Jr., of the same place, to dispose of her sloop "that is or was Lately on the Rocks 
on Long Island Near the Narrows," dated Nov. 5, 1765. 

She made her mark. Witness: Gershom Mott. 

Gerfhoin Mott's receipt. 

Received of Afher Holmes one of the adminiftrators of the Eftate of James Holmes late of the City of New 
York deceafed, the fum of five pounds, on acct of a demand againft said Eftate, which I promife to return if 
demanded. Witnefs my hand 

GERfHOM Mott. 

Cherry Hall Papers. 

Dear Father ^"^ ^""'^ S October 1762 

I Received your letter Last Sunday Evening & am Glad to hear that you and the Family are well, Brother 
James is Getting Better 

We Reqeiv'd the Viniger & Butter, I have got the Deer skins they are a Large price But I think they are 
good ones. There is a Ballance due to you of ten Shillings as you will see by the Inclos'd accompt — Exclusive 
of the Bill you Sent — 

I have not got my Breeches yet they are Dearer than in Philadelphia by Much Sifter Defires that Some 
of the Family Would get her some cucumbers as Sam Cottrel never Sent the cucumbers [torn] put aboard but 
brout them here again [torn] damag'd Sifter would have a hundred [torn] they are good only Fifty [torn] We 
are Sorry you dont confent [torn] Candidate at this time as there is a very fair profpect, Longftreet is a very 
Unfit Perfon, There is not a man Befides you that is fit and if Longftreet will carry anything I fhure you a 
great Many More James & I wifh you Would Confent as there is a Nefcefity of it at this time againft harts- 
horn you would carry it I [am] certain theres nothing would Make It doubtfull but harshorn's Droping it and 
Anderfons standing alone So hoping you Will Excuse our Earneftnefs in an affair We have to Much at heart 

I am your affectionate Son 
GERfflOM Mott 

P. S. I Will Send the over plus of the Money after I git the Breaches I want a Surtuit Very Much if you 
think you could Spare It I Would be very Thankful for It grows Cold Whether and We Nothing to Ware if 
you could [illegible] it would be a favor [torn] I Shall be very th[tom] 

G. M. 

Cherry Hall Papers. 

Dear Cousin New York 8th Oct. 1764 

I received your favour this morning by the hands of one Simon Pure, Come come this is something like 
when you confess your fault and Promise amendment. But you charge me with being equally faulty with your- 
self but I will not take notice of this Because its natural for people to like Company if its going to the gallows. 
Yes yes we can * * * guess what it is that the ladies want without your telling But you can certainly 
tell us some thing about the creatures I hear Margaret Forman & John Longstreet are going to join Tiblits. 
What say you, Is it so there is another Zankin Cousin come from Newport Mifs Lydia Townsend Miss Wileys 
niece, She's a sensible genteel pritty little thing as you'd wish to see. I did not see Mifs Leconte other wise 
than along street I had a servant from and returned one as she went past our door, I sitting on the stoop, so 
that I cant say I did not know she was in town. 

Most wonderful is the news you write, dreadful astonishing. Now I hope he's easy — for its more than he 


has been this three years. Well, well what shall I say to it, Why I cant say anything ha ha ha and five or six 
more of them, I should laugh to see them — But why — his flesh and blood as others, are But but what, why 
ho ho ho Lawful heart Curs. Well great joy to them, So I'll leave them and conclude with my love to Aunt 
Polly. I hope she's much better in health and all the family and my friend Obadiah — that ornament of virtue 
I wish you was as good, adieu, Your affectionate friend 

Gershom Mott. 

Mr. Asher Holmes 

Scots Chester.* Cherry Hall Papers. 


Asher Holmes 

at Scots Chester 

Monmouth County 

East New Jersey. 

New York 15 June 1765. 
My dear Cousin 

I think I shall Begin soon to Catekise you if you thus neglect your friend, especially as I understand by 
the Zankin Girls that you had something of consequence to impart to me, I pray be spedy for you don't know 
what may be the consequence of such delays. Let it be upon Politics, or what else you ought to send it espress, 
the Maple Ladies tell me that you shew'd them my letter. I Believe they lie, if not Lydia saw something that 
has put her in mind of the Matrimonial Peace Maker which I think necessary that she should partake of — 
Because I think there is some uneasiness in the lower part of her fabrick, so that the * * * Peace Maker's 
Company would be very sutible. 

Whether Mr. Tate is to be the Person thats to Commission that office of Concord I cant say — 
I have rattled on for a breath hardly knowing what I've wrote for I cant write much for I'm not well — 
so you must e.xcuse me & I will write you if you'l write soon. 

I congratulate you on your new sister. I wish it may be for the happiness of you all — 
Please to present my love to Aunt Polly, Brothers & self & Remember your afifectionate friend & Cousin 

Gershom Mott. 

Cherry Hall Papers. 
To Mr James Mott 

at Middletown 

East New Jersey 
favoured by 1 
Mrs. Cooper J New York 13*^ June 1776 

My dear Father 

When I arrived in this City, I pleafed myself with the hopes of seeing you a few Days after, but must 
now bid adieu to thofe endearing reflections, for Some Weeks at Least, for the following reasons, first, I am 
ordered by the Major of our Regiment to go to General Schuyler, who is at Fort-George two hundred & tw^enty 
miles from hence, to obtain orders, for Drawing inlisting mony from the pay office here, which will take up 
two or three weeks, or if thefe orders fhould be Countermanded which is probable, I Can't Leave Town, as 
Certain advices are arrived this Day that the enemy may be expected Every hour, & in Eight Days at farthest 
fo that my anxious Wifhes Can't be gratified for fome time if Ever — This grieves me greatly & the more fo, 
as we have not above Eight Thousand men present I hope my countrymen, will on this trying Occafion Come 
at the first Call, as now is the important Cricis. 

I have not heard any news of my Brother fince I came here, but am E.xpecting it every hour. 

The bearer of this, Mrs. Cooper, who Lodges (as She informs me), at the Widow Stillwells our Neighbour, 
has given me much pleafure, by the character fhe has given my Father, the people of this Houfe you may 
Easily imagine, how I felt. When they told me, with how much respect, she mentioned you as one of the Best, 
the moft amiable of men, in this, have I always conforted & prided myself, I can't help feeling an Esteem for 
her, be caufe she is Capable of Esteeming, the person Deareft to me, of all the World — My love to My Brothers, 
Sister &c and may we live to see each other again, in peace, prays 

Your affectionate son 

Gershom Mott 
To Mr James Mott Cherry Hall Papers. 

Scots Chester Burg, now called Edinburg, was near Holmdel. John W. Holmes' old place was there. 



182 Mary Mott; married Mr. John R. Williams. 

183 Cornelia Mott 

118 JOHN MOTT, son of James Mott, 40, married Sarah Miller, widow of Samuel 
Cornell. He resided at Middletown Point, N. J., and died between 1809 and 1823. 


184 Elijah Mott; married Mary 

185 Ann Mott; married Mr. Bostwick. 

186 Sarah Mott 

120 RICHBELL MOTT, son of Edmond Mott, 42, lived at Hempstead, and married, in 
1749, Deborah Doughty. Deborah Dodge says Harris. 
In 1745 and 1758, he was a witness, at Hempstead. 

1758, Apr. 28. He made his will at Hempstead; proved June 9, 1758, in which he distributed 
his estate to: 

Wife, Deborah, and 
Daughters, Margaret and 

Phebe, both under eighteen years, and in the event of their deaths, without issue, his estate 
was to pass to his 
Brothers, Edmond and 

John Mott. 
Executors: wife, Deborah, and his brother, John Mott. 


187 Margaret Mott, bom Sept. 21, 1749; married, in 1772, Melancthon Smith, 

eminent in the history of New York State. They were the parents of Col. 
Melancthon Smith, who was the father of Admiral Melancthon Smith. 

188 Phebe Mott, bom Aug. 21, 1751. 

123 JAMES MOTT, of Premium Point, son of Richard Mott, 44, married Mary Under- 
bill. He was a merchant, in New York City, prior to the Revolution, but retired, when aged 
thirty-three, with a competency, to Mamaroneck, where, during the War, he and his family 
were exposed to the dangers and excitements incidental to life in neutral zones. His wife died 
during this exciting period. He built a fine two story house, still standing, and operated a tide 
mill, for many years, which stood hard by. 

1759. In the will of his grandfather, Thomas Pearsall, of Hempstead, he is willed a horse, 
and as he had been put to great charge in bringing up his grandson, James Mott, these expenses 
are to be deducted from his share. 


189 Richard Mott, born 1767. 

190 Robert Mott 

191 Samuel Mott 

192 Ann Mott, bom 1768; married, in her seventeenth year, 19, 5mo., 1785, at 

Mamaroneck, Adam Mott, of Cowneck, Hempstead, son of Adam and Ann 
Mott. New York Friends' Records. 

These boys built a new mill which they operated with success, and exported, with profit, 
much flour to England while that country was at war with France. 


124 WILLIAM MOTT, son of William Mott, 53, was bom Jan. 8, 1743; married, Dec. 
2, 1789, Mary, daughter of William Willis. She died, Aug. 5, 1842, at an advanced age. 


193 William Willis Mott, bom Feb. 28, 1791; died, young, from an accident. 

194 James Willis Mott, bom June or July 18, 1793; married, first, Abigail, daughter 

of Walter Jones; second, Lydia, daughter of Obadiah Townsend. 

195 Robert WiUis Mott, bom Oct. 10, 1796; married Harriet, daughter of Dr. James 

Cogwell, of New York. 

Harriet Mott; married William H. Onderdonk. 

129 SAMUEL MOTT, son of William Mott, 53, was born 1751; died Apr. i, 1791; 
married, Apr. 7, 1784, Sarah Franklin; both of New York. Presbyterian Church Records. 


196 William F. Mott, bom 11, imo., 1785. 

197 Walter Mott, bom 4, i2mo., 1786. 

198 Samuel F. Mott, bom 7, 2mo., 1789. 

199 Sarah Mott, bom 25, 9mo., 1791. 

132 HENRY MOTT, M. D., son of WilUam Mott, 53, was bom May 31, 1757; died 
1840; married, 1784, Jane, daughter of Samuel Way. She died in 1840. 

Dr. Henry Mott was an esteemed physician in New York City, whither he had moved from 
Glen Cove, Long Island. 

1833, 10, 9mo. Will of Henry Mott, M. D.; proved Apr. 17, 1840, gave: 

To wife, Jane, his estate, consisting of real estate, furniture, plate, horses, carriages, etc., with the re- 

To their three Daughters, Esther W. Mott, Eliza Mott, and Maria, wife of Sette M. Hobby. 

Son, Valentine Mott, M. D., stock, booTis, etc., but less than to his sisters, because of the expenses in- 
cident to his education. 

Executors: appointed from his children, and his nephew, Benjamin A. Mott. 


200 Valentine Mott, M. D., bom, at Glen Cove, L. I., Aug. 20, 1785; died, in New 

York City, Apr. 26, 1865. He was a graduate of Medicine, Columbia College, 
in 1806; studied, in London and in Edinburgh; became professor of surgery in 
Columbia College; taught and wrote extensively on surgery, and became the 
most eminent surgeon of his day. 

201 Esther W. Mott 

202 Ehza Mott 

203 Maria Mott; married S. M. Hobby. 

157 RICHARD MOTT, son of Richbell Mott, 69, was born about the year 1 742. He was 
a minor in 1762, when letters of administration were granted upon his father's estate. 

1767, May 6. Richard Mott, of Queen's Co., N. Y., yeoman, eldest son, joined with his 
mother, Mar>' Mott, widow and relict of Richbell Mott, in conveying their interest in two tracts 
of land called York and Willingbrook, in Little Creek Hundred, to Thomas Irons, of Kent 
Co., Delaware. 


1779, 12, 8mo. Will of Richard Mott, of Herricks, in Hempstead (L. I.) gives his estate to 
his brother, Seaman Mott, to his sister, Sarah Manlove, and to their children. Also £4 to the 
Westbury Friends' Meeting. Proved July 28, 1780. 

158 SEAMAN MOTT, son of Richbell Mott, 69, was probably bom about 1744-46. 

1767, May 14. He bought of James Stevens, for £360, lands on St. Jone's Neck, Kent Co., 

1768, Feb. 24. Seaman Mott, of Little Creek Neck and Hundred, yeoman* sold to Abraham 
Vamoy, Jr., for £300, his interest in lands called York, formerly his father's. 

1768, Apr. 21. He and his wife, Nancy, of Kent Co., conveyed to Govey Emerson his 
interest in the York and WUlingbrook lands. 

1776, July 30. He was a sergeant in Capt. Manlove's Delaware battalion. 

1785. Simmons Mott on Dover, Delaware, Tax List. 

He had issue mentioned but not named, in the will of his brother, Richard Mott, which are 
still unknown. 

168 RICHARD L. MOTT, son of Jacob Mott, 97, married Elizabeth Deall, who was 
bom Sept. 13, 1785, and died Mch. 18, 1812. 


204 Jane NicoU Mott 

205 Samuel Deall Mott 

170 JORDAN L. MOTT, son of Jacob Mott, 97, bom 1798, was a well known inventor 
and founder of the Mott Iron Works. He possessed great enterprise and energy, and was a 
generous contributor to the church. He married Mary W^. Smith, bom Sept. 6, 1801; died 
Dec. 24, 1838. 


206 Mary J. Mott; married Matthew D. Van Doran. 

207 Jordan L. Mott 

172 GERSHOM MOTT, son of John Mott, 103, bom July 12, 1785; died Oct. 14, 1848; 
married, Apr. 11, 181 1, Phebe Rose Scudder. 

He lived at Lamberton, near Trenton, where he was Collector of the Port, from 1828 until 
his death, in 1848. 

He was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Burlington Co., Oct. 31, 1833, and held the 
same until his death. 

He was a deacon of First Baptist Church, Trenton. 

(For History of his wife's family, see Croley's Ewing Settlers). 

Issue, (from family bible in possession of his grand-daughter, Kate A. Mott.) 

208 Elinor Mott, bom Feb 17, 1812; died May 14, 1835; married Rev. W. D. Hires. 

209 John S. Mott, bom Jan. 22, 1814; died June 13, 1834; married, Oct. 9, 1843, 

Martha Schenck. 

210 Mary Mott, bom Mch. 29, 181 7. 

211 Sarah Mott, bom Mch. 16, 1820; married, Apr. 16, 1862, Samuel S. Hill. 

212 [General] Gershom Mott, born Apr. 7, 1822; died Nov. 29, 1884; married, Aug. 

8, 1849, Elizabeth Smith, who died December, 1895. 


213 Phebe Rose Mott, bom Aug 4, 1831; died Dec. 26, 1857; married, Sept. 30 

1855, Caleb Coleman. 

214 Morgan Hobne Mott, bom Mch. 19, 1834; died Jan. 28, 1894; married, Jan. 4, 

1869, Mary B. Morris. 

173 WILLIAM MOTT, son of John Mott, 103, bom Mch. 9, 1790; married, Aug. 2, 1821, 
Sarah Edgerton. They moved to Ohio. They became Quakers; many of the children living 
in 1896. 


215 David M. Mott, bom Oct. 9, 1822. 

216 Mary Mott, bom Feb. 17, 1825. 

217 James E. Mott, bom Dec. 15, 1826. 

218 Richard Mott, born Nov. 8, 1828. 

219 Gershom Mott, bom Nov. 29, 1830. 

220 Asher Mott, bom Oct. 19, 1832. 

221 George Mott, bom June 27, 1834. 

222 Sarah Mott, bom Apr. 20, 1836. 

223 Elinor Mott, bom July 9, 1838. 

224 WiUiam Mott, born Alay 23, 184 1. 

182 MARY MOTT, daughter of Gershom Mott, 117, married John R. WilUams, of 

Issue, (from Bishop WilHams and his brother Lieut. WilMams). 
Ferdinand Williams, born 1806. 
Theodore Williams, bom 1808; married Miss Hall. 
Gershom Mott Williams, bom 18 10; married Emily Strong. 
Thomas Williams, bom 1815; died 1862. General Thomas WilUams was a Major 
in the Regular Army and served with distinction during the Mexican War. 
He was Brigadier General in the Union Army, and was killed at Baton Rouge, 
in 1862. 


John R. Williams; Lieutenant 3rd Artillery, U. S. A. 

Gershom Mott Williams; Bishop, of Marquette. 

Mary Josepha WilHams 
Cecelia Williams, bom 1815. 
John Constantine WilUams, bom 181 7. 
James Mott Williams, born 18 19. 
Mary Williams, bom 1821; married, first, D. Smart; second, Capt. McKinstry, 

U. S. Navy. 
John C. Devereaux Williams; married daughter of General McComb, U. S. A. 
EUzabeth Williams, bom 181 2; married John Winder. 

189 RICHARD MOTT, son of James Mott, 123, was bom 1767; died, at Mamaroneck, 
in 1857, in his ninetieth year. He withdrew from the miUing business, conducted jointly with 
his brothers, and estabUshed a mill, producing "Mott's Spool Cotton," known favorably for 
many years. His personal appearance was graceful and his speech pleasing. He became a 
preacher of eminence among the Friends. 


207 JORDAN L. MOTT, son of Jordan L. Mott, 170, was bom Nov. 10, 1829. He 
succeeded his father in business and was interested in city politics. He filled the position of 
Alderman; for a time was Acting Mayor, and was appomted a Member of the Rapid Transit 
Commission. He married Marianna, daughter of James V. Seaman, of Westchester. 


225 Marie Mott; married William M. Oliffe, Park Commissioner, New York City; 

second. Judge McLean. 

226 Jordan L. Mott, Jr.; married Katharine Jerome, daughter of Fay Purdy. 

227 Augustus W. Mott; unmarried. 

For a fuller history of the Jordan L. Motts, see Scharf's History of Westchester County, 
N. Y., Vol. i, pp. 830-831. 

212 GENERAL GERSHOM MOTT, son of Gershom Mott, 172, was born at Lamber- 
ton; educated at Trenton Academy. 

He was 2nd Lieut, in Tenth U. S. Infantry, Mexican War, and in all the battles from Vera 
Cruz to the City of Mexico. 

He was Collector of the Port, Lamberton, 1849, and for years following. 

When the Rebellion commenced, he volunteered and was appointed Lieut. Col. Fifth N. J. 
Regiment. He was woimded at the Battle of Second Bull Run. 

1862, May 8. He was promoted to Colonel of Sixth N. J. Volunteers. 

1862, Dec. 4. He was in command of Second Brigade, N. J. Volunteers; then of Third 
Brigade, Second Division, Third Army Corps. He was wounded at Chancellorsville. 

In May 1864, in command of Second Division, Third Corps, and later Third Division, 
Second Corps. 

Brevetted Major General, Sept. 9, 1864, for taking the enemy's outpost and line and over 
one hundred men. 

He was wounded, Apr. 6, 1865, at Amelia Springs. 

After peace was restored, he was in command of the Division of Provincial Corps; a mem- 
ber of the Wirtz Commission; one of Committee to investigate difficulties between State of 
Massachusetts and the Austrian Government; commissioned full Major General, May 26, 
1865, and resigned Feb. 20, 1866. 

In 1867, he was tendered and declined the appointment of Colonel of 22nd U. S. Infantry. 

He was Treasurer of the State of New Jersey and keeper of New Jersey State Prison for 
five years under Gov. Bedle. 

He was Major General, in 1873, N. J. National Guard (by Gov. Parker), which he held 
till his death. 

1882, Mch. 21. He was a Member of the Riparian Commission (by Gov. Ludlow), and held 
other numerous public and private offices. 

He was a Member of the Society of Cincinnati; Loyal Legion, etc. 

He married Elizabeth Smith. 


228 Kate A. Mott, who wrote an interesting article on Major General Gershom Mott, 

her father, and his ancestry, from which I have taken memoranda for this 
history of the Mott family. 



1672. Lonis Mott, of Hempstead, "an informer," was prosecuted for too free speech 
against the officials. N. Y. Geneal. and Biog. Record, January, 187 1, p. 11. 

1724, Oct. 5. Hannah Mott married John Darby. Dutch Church Records, New Amster- 

1727, Apr. 5. Richard Mott, father, and Richard Mott, son, were baptized. St. George's 
Church, Hempstead. 

1730, July 23. John Mott married Hannah Youngs. St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1730, Nov. 24. Amy Mott married John Parent, of Oyster Bay. St. George's Church, 

1748, Sept. 21. David, son of Adam Mott, was baptized. St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1 75 1, Nov. 17. Joseph Mott baptized, at Huntington; adult. St. George's Church, Hemp- 

1 751, Dec. 31. Rebecca Mott baptized, at Huntington; adult. St. George's Church, 

1755. Ruth Mott, daughter of Thomas Powell, of Oyster Bay, was a legatee in his will. 

1756. Feb. 21. Hannah Mott and Nathaniel Ogden were married; and had Mary Ogden, 
bom July 3, 1770; baptized Sept. 16, 1770. Presbyterian Church Record, New York. 

1755, May 8. Mary, daughter of Joseph and Deborah Mott, was baptized, at Huntington; 
adult. St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1757. Adam Mott was a witness at Hempstead. 

1757. John Titus, of Hempstead, mentioned in his will, his daughter, Mary Mott, and 
named John Mott, of Matinecock, one of his executors. 

1757, Jan. 23. Martha Mott and Lucas Eldred [Eldert, says marriage license], were mar- 
ried. St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1758, Sept. 17. At Oyster Bay, Joseph Mott, adult, was baptized. St. George's Church, 

*This genealogy of the Motts is not claimed to be an exhaustive account of the family, but simply an outline. The following 
works may be consulted, more thoroughly and advantageously, for data concerning the Mott family: 

(i) Mott Ancestry by Thomas C. Cornell, who made an extensive contribution to the Mott genealogy, but who erred in his ar- 
rangement of the children of the first Adam Mott, and in his elimination of the daughter, Elizabeth. He particularly follows the lines 
of Richbell, Adam, William and Charles, sons of Adam Mott, the first, by his wife, Elizabeth Richbell; (2) Descent of Major Gen- 
eral Mott, of New Jersey, by Miss Kate A. Mott, in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, April, 1894, who likewise 
has made a valuable contribution to the Mott genealogy, but who errs in giving the marriage of the first Gershon Mott to a Bowne, 
citing Salter's History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, as authority; (3) Clute's History of Staten Island, which gives a few facts 
concerning Adam Mott, of the third generation; (4) Bolton's History of Westchester; ist Edition, which is largely wrong; (s) 
Thompson's History of L,ong Island, ist Edition, Vol. ii, p. 57, which is wrong to an amazing degree, save, perhaps, in the allusions to 
William Mott and his posterity; (6) New York and New Jersey Wills, Deeds, etc.; (7) Records of the Town of Westchester, at the 
County Court House, White Plains, N. Y., for the descendants of Richbell, and, perhaps, James Mott. Also Town Record of 
Mamaroneck; (8) Records of the Society of Friends, and other data published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record; (9) Jacob T. Bowne, of Springfield, Mass., who has for many years been actively investigating this family's history; (10) 
Printed Records of the Town of Hempstead; (11) Austin's Rhode Island Genealogical Dictionary, which gives the descendants of 
Adam Mott and Nathaniel Mott, of Rhode Island; (12) Thurston Genealogy, which gives accounts of the Rhode Island Motts; 
(13) Livermore's History of Block Island, which alludes to, apparently, some of the descendants of Nathaniel Mott, of Rhode 
Island; (14) Scharf's History of Westchester County, N. Y., Vol. i, pp. 830 and 876; (15) New York and New Jersey Marriage 
Licenses; (16) Genealogy of The Cornell P'amily by Rev. John Cornell; (17) Manuscript History of the Mott Family by Edward 
Doubleday Harris, of New York City. The work of Mr. Harris is so exact and so e.xhaustive that had I have known of its existence 
I would never have printed my notes on the Mott Family. Should his Mott history not be published I understand the manuscript 
will ultimately pass to the New York Gen. & Biog. Society. To him I owe most of the interesting data that relates to the children 
of Adam Mott, 15. 


1758, Oct. 22. Isaac and Ruth Mott, adults, were baptized. St. George's Church, Hemp- 

1759. John Hallet, of Newtovra, made his will, in which he mentioned his wife, Sarah, and 
seven children by name, and appointed his brother, Jacob Mott, and brother-in-law, Jacob 
Blackwell, executors. 

1759. David Bedel, of Hempstead, mentioned in his will, his daughter, Phebe Mott. 
1759, June 3. Joseph Mott and Catharine Boorum were married. St. George's Church, 

1759, Oct. — . Richard Mott and Jane Pettitt were married. St. George's Church, Hemp- 

1760. Elizabeth Mott was a witness at Hempstead. 

1760, Feb. 27. Elizabeth Mott, adult, was baptized. St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1 761, Feb. 26. Thomas, son of Joseph and Deborah Mott, was baptized. St. George's 
Church, Hempstead. 

1 76 1, Aug. — . Jacob Mott and Elizabeth Kissam were married. St. George's Church, 

1 761, Dec. II. Will of Joseph Mott, of Rockaway, in Hempstead; proved May 24, 1763, 

Wife, his estate until the youngest child reaches the age of ten years, she to rear the children ; 

the estate then to be divided into halves, one of which was to go to his wife, the other to his two 

sons, or if his wife should have another child by him, it was to share equally with its brothers. 

Upon the death or remarriage of his wife, entire estate to pass to his sons, Benjamin and 

Joseph, they paying to his 

Two daughters, each, £50. 
^^: ^ Executors : his brothers, James and John Mott, and Patrick Mott. 
, ' .- ' Witness: Richard Mott. 

1762, Sept. I. Deborah Sans, 4, (Edward, 3; John, 2, and Sybyl Ray; James Sands, i), 
wife of Edward Mott, died, aged 26 years. Marriage license of Edmund Mott and Deborah 
Sands, Oct. 13, 1753. 

1762, Oct. 10. Sarah Mott and James Reyner [Raynor says license] were married. St. 
George's Church, Hempstead. 

1766, June 29. Elizabeth Mott and Philip Piatt were married. St. George's Church 
Records. New York Marriage Licenses say: Philip Smith Piatt, June 10, 1766. 

1766, Dec. 28. Adam Mott and Elizabeth Hewlett were married. St. George's Church, 

1768, Aug. 21. Bridgett Mott and James McComb had Eleazer, baptized. Presbyterian 
Church, New York. The New York Marriage Licenses say: marriage license Jan. 5, 1763. 

1769, Jan. 22. Mary Mott and Daniel Hewlett were married. St. George's Church, 

1769, Nov. 22. Deborah Mott and Thomas Hallowood were married. St. George's Church, 

1773, Sept. 5. Jonathan Mott and Jane Burtes were married. St. George's Church, 

1773, Nov. 16. Mary Mott and Jacob Pratt; both of Oyster Bay, were married. St. 
George's Church, Hempstead. 

1775, Dec 5. Benjamin Mott and Rachel Wilson, of Oyster Bay, were married. St. 
George's Church, Hempstead. New York Marriage Licenses say: Benjamin Mott and Rachel 
Whitson had a license issued Oct. 18, 1775. 


1777, June 15. Ruth Mott and Joseph Carmen were married. St. George's Church, 

1777, July 3. Miriam Mott and Benjamin BirdsaU were married. St. George's Church, 

1778. Isaac Mott was a private in Capt. French's Company, Ulster Co., N. Y. He died 
Sept. 15, 1 78 1. 

1778, Oct. 5. Samuel Mott and Deborah Denton were married, "by necessity." St. 
George's Church, Hempstead. 

1779, Feb. 12. Samuel Mott and Margaret Keshow; both of Queens, were married. St. 
George's Church, Hempstead. 

1779, June 13. Benjamin Mott and Polly Southward were married. St. George's Church, 

1779, Dec. 30. Rebecca Mott and William Timpson, both of Oyster Bay, were married. 
St. George's Church, Hempstead. New York Marriage Licenses say: Rebecca Mott and 
William Simpson had license Dec. 24, 1779. 

1780, Sept. 17. Phebe Mott, of Hempstead, and Joseph Dunbar, of Jamaica, were married. 
St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1780, Dec. 9. WilUam Mott and Catharine Clows [Clowes] were married. St. George's 
Church, Hempstead. 

1 78 1, Jxme 10. Rebecca Mott and John Raynor were married. St. George's Church, 

1782, Jonathan Mott, of New York City, was a Loyalist. 

1782. Apr. 7. Rebecca 'Mott and Samuel Carpenter were married. St. George's Church, 

1783. Henry Mott, of Dutchess County, N. Y., carpenter. 

1784. WilUam Mott was a Justice, in Onondaga County, N. Y. 

1784, Oct. 18. Margaret Mott and Samuel Doxee were married. St. George's Church, 

1786, Feb. 26. Samuel Mott and Phebe Gidney were married. St. George's Church, 

1786, Aug. 8. Rebecca Mott, of Hempstead, and John Davidson, of Nova Scotia, were 
married. St. George's Church, Hempstead. 

1786, Dec. 18. Adam Mott and Hannah Simmons were married. 

1794. Mary, daughter of Jacob Mott, married Aaron Duryea, who was born 1754. They 
had Abraham Duryea, bom 1794, and Aaron Duryea, bom 1797. They were of Hempstead. 

1795, Apr. 29. Robert Mott and Lydia Stansbury were married. Presbyterian Church, 
New York. See p. 15, Mott Descendants. 

1801, Jan. 2. Amy Mott and Zebulon Smith were married. St. George's Church, Hemp- 

Hannah Mott married James Leverich, who died, in 181 1, and his wife at an earlier date, 
leaving issue. Riker's Newtown, p. 353. 


New York Marriage Licenses 

1737, Nov. 4. Adam Mott and Elizabeth Smith. 

1738, July 5. Martha Mott and John Hicks. 

1757, June 30. Thomas Mott and Keziah Brush. 

1758, Sept. 7. John Mott and Ann Somerendike. 

1760, Sept. 30. Richard Mott and Jane Perrit. 

1761, June 18. Herodia Mott and Henry Higbie. 

1 76 1, Sept. 25. Elizabeth Mott and William Doty. 

1763, Jan. 26. Kesiah Mott and James Whippo. 

1763, Mch. 5. James Mott and Catharine Sibly. 

1763, Apr. 16. Ceeors Mott and Susannah Barnes. 

1763, Nov. 2. Deborah Mott and Ezekiel Cooper. 

1765, Apr. 26. Elizabeth Mott and Benjamin Hicks. 

1770, Mch. 22. John Mott and Margaret Burtis. 

1 77 1, Mch. 5. William Mott and Letitia Leadbetter. 

1 77 1, Aug. 3. John Mott and Martha Sammons; [married, at St. George's, Hempstead, 

Oct. 16, 1771, as Martha Sammis.] 
1773, Nov. II. Mary Mott and Jacob Pratt. 

1780, Oct. 3. Richard Mott and Martha Sutton. 

1781, Nov. 22. Amelia Mott and John Ryan. 

1782, Apr. 7. Rachel Mott and John Hooton. 

1782, Sept. ID. Elizabeth Mott and John Whitehand. 

1783, Oct. 30. Joseph Mott and Lida Cyrus. 

New Jersey Marriage Licenses 

1 73 1, Feb. 20. Jane Mott, Gloucester, and Peter Scull, Gloucester. 

1733, May 23. Anna Mott and Julius Ewan, Burlington. 

1738, Aug. 7. John Mott, Burlington, and Phebe Cramer. 

1739, Jan. 3. Mary Mott, and James Arnold, Burlington. 

1739, Mch. 17. Charity Mott, Morris, and David Wheeler, Morris. 

1771, Sept. 15. John Mott, Burlington, and Patience Austin, Burlmgton. 

1773, Sept. 22. Joshua Mott, Hunterdon, and Mary Kitchen, Hunterdon. 

1 781, Jime 2. Sarah Mott and Joseph Potts, Kingwood. 

St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. 

Samuel Mott and Hannah Wood, married. 
Miriam Mott and William Cornell, Jr., married. 
Sarah Mott and Stephen Titus, married. 
Henry Mott and Mary Southward, married. 
Elizabeth Mott and Samuel Smith, married. 
Samuel Mott and Rebecca Mott, married. 
1756. Nov. 14. Jemine Mott and John Cannon, married; license dated Oct. 29, 1756. 

1782, Dec. 31. Rebecca Mott, adult, baptized. 





















GEORGE MOUNT was bom, by deduction, about 1635, and was the first of the name to 
settle in Monmouth County, where he was one of the "Associates" in the purchase of the Mon- 
mouth Tract in 1665-7. He was, doubtless, an Enghshman, but I am unaware that there is 
any knowledge extant concerning his origin or his kinspeople. It has been asserted that George 
Mount came first to Salem, Mass., about 1636, thence to Gravesend, Long Island, which was 
settled in 1643-4, and later to Middletown, N. J., which was settled in 1665-7. Assuming that 
his supposititious birth date, 1635, is correct, this migration seems unlikely, for he would have 
been very much of a child in 1636, and in need of a parent, and still too young to have been 
a settler of Gravesend. That he may have come to New Jersey from Rhode Island, which fur- 
nished the Monmouth Tract with so many of its early settlers, is most likely, but nothing that 
I know sheds any light on his personal history previous to his appearing in Middletown, N. J. 

In 1672, George Mount's name was coupled together mth Benjamin Borden in the purchase 
of lands from the Indians at Middletown, and again, in 1676, the same individuals, George 
Mount and Benjamin Borden, received patents for lands adjacent to each other in Cohansey, 
West Jersey. This intimate association raised a hope in the- minds of some that the maiden 
name of the wife, or the mother of George Movmt, was perhaps Borden, but a study of the wills 
of Matthew Borden, of Hedcom, England, and his two emigrating sons, Richard and John, elimi- 
nates any such conclusion, and we are forced to decide that the intimate relations of Mount and 
Borden were based upon friendship and not kinship. Further it might be well here to eliminate 
another suggestion, that George Mount married a sister of Abigail Grover, wife of Benjamin 
Borden, but this, too, falls to the ground when an analysis of the known Grover history is made. 

Upon his advent in Middletown, George Mount received in the first division of lands, Dec. 
30 and 31, 1667, the town lot No. 10, and the outlying lot No. 19. 

1688, Apr. 22. George Mount was one of the two Deputies chosen to the General Assembly 
to be held at Portland Point, and, July 20, 1669, he was re-elected. 

He likewise filled the positions of Juryman, Town Overseer and Surveyor. 

He is alluded to in deeds as a blacksmith, which in those days, meant a worker in iron, and 
in such an avocation, many of the artists and artisans of mediteval times have created lasting 
monuments of great beauty. There was little call, however, for a display of much talent, in 
the early days of Middletown, but we can readily see George Mount fashioning the iron work of 


the villages, from the scythe and plow to the hinges and latches. Few men could be more 
valuable than he in such an environment. 

1688. George Mount was one of the Constituent Members of the Baptist Church of 
Middletown. Edwards. 

1698, Apr. 13. George Moimt conveyed to his son, Richard Mount, one hundred and 
eighty-five acres of land, in Middletown township, which, in 17 10, formed part of the two 
hundred acres of land which Richard Mount sold to Eden Burrowes, and inasmuch as Richard 
Mount is not mentioned in his father's will, this land probably represented his interest in his 
father's estate and the gift cut him off as heir-at-law. 

George Mount presumably married about 1660. 

1702-3, Feb. 16. he made his will; proved Aug. 31, 1705, and mentioned his wife, Kathe- 
rine; daughter Katherine; grandsons, Matthias and Thomas, sons of his deceased son, Matthias. 

1705, Sept. 18. Inventory of George Mount's estate was made by Richard Stout and 
James Cox, at Middletown, and proved by James Cox, appraiser. 


2 Katherine Mount 

3 Matthias Mount; died 1694-5; married Mary 

4 Richard Mount; married, prior to 1687, Rebecca Wall. 

3 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of George Mount, i, has a wife Mary, and two sons men- 
tioned in the will of their grandfather as not of age when it was made, Feb. 16, 1702-3. 

I beUeve Matthias Mount may also have had a daughter Mary, who married her first 
cousin, because John Mount, son of Richard Mount, 4, had a wife Mary, bom in 1694, according 
to a Bible record, and he named his, apparently eldest, son, Matthias. 

Matthias Mount died in the spring of 1695. 

1695, Apr. 10. An inventory of his estate was taken by Safty Grover, Francis Harburt, 
Jarat Wall and Ed. (?) Lawrence. 

"ye 27 of march — Where an order of Cort was made at middletowne. That wee underwritten, should 
aprise the Estate of matXhias mount, of midletown, deceecd, now," etc. Total £24.11.08. 

"Reseived of saifty Grover account of Mathias Mounts deseased on the behalf of Mary Mount 

widdow of the said Mathias Mount 

Dated desember ye 17th 1695. Signed Abigall lippincott." 

"December the 21st, 1695. Then Receved of Mary Mount late widowe to Mathias Mount decased the 
sume of fortenn shillings to say 9" dew from her husband decased and five shillings for writing his will I say 
Receved by me" 

Richard Hartshorne" 

"Rec the loth of Jan', 1694, The Sume of 2s. 6d of Georg Mount by the appointmt of Mary Mount for 
board to make her husbands coffin" 

John Brown 

"Rec the i ith of Janr, 1694, the sume of 3s of Richard Mount for digging a grave for Mattheas Mount by 

Will Purdane" 

S Matthias Mount, born prior to 1692. 

Note.— William Mount, who was brought over to this country in October, 1685, as a "servant," by James Johnston, was a 
witness to the marriage of John Langford, Oct. 30, 1686, to Isabella Bowman, in Burlington, and Jan. 8, 1686-7, a witness to the 
determination of the arbitrators of the West Jersey division line is, apparently, no connection of George Mount. 


6 Thomas Mount, born prior to 1692. 

7 Mary Mount, (attributed), born 1694; died 1745; supposed married John Mount, 9. 

4 RICHARD MOUNT, son of George Mount, i, was born probably about 1665-6. 
He resided, first, at Middletown, then at Cranbury. 

1694, Aug. 8. He recorded his cattle-mark in Middletown. 

1703, Mch. 28. Richard Mount, of Middletown, was alluded to as son and heir to George 
Mount, of the same place, late deceased. He made his mark to documents. 

About 1 7 10, Eden, the son of Edward Burrowes, of Jamaica, Long Island, came to Middle- 
town. What occasioned his friendly separation from his kinspeople and the selection of a new 
place of abode would now be mere speculation, but the fact that he took over all the lands of 
Richard Mount and that he had a daughter Rebecca, whose name conforms to the name Re- 
becca, the wife of Richard Mount, raises the suspicion that Rachel, the heretofore uniden- 
tified wife of Eden Burrowes, possibly may have been a daughter of Richard Mount. 

The deed that conveyed the land from Richard Mount to Eden Burrowes, and which was 
dated Mch. 13, 1710, and recorded Apr. 24, 1827, recited that Richard Mount was a yeoman, 
of Middletown ; that the consideration was £200, and that the lands were : (i) Seventy-six acres in 
Middletown, on the South side of Mill Brook, thence * * * adjoining Thomas Cox * * * to South 
side of Layton's line. Bounded West by Thomas Cox, Southeast and North by land of ye said 
Layton; (2) a tract of land of one hundred acres, adjoining Safety Grover; (3) a tract of nine 
acres, at Poplar Field, bounded East by John Smith, South by Mill Run, North by William 
Layton, West by a small brook, "being ye same which George Mount, ye father of ye said 
Richard Mount, late purchased of Richard Hartshorne"; (4) six acres of meadow at Shoal 
Harbor, bounded North by Sarah Reape, and South by Richard Hartshorne; (5) nine acres 
of salt meadow, at Waycake, bounded North by the Bay, West by Richard Gibbins, East by 
John Bowne. All to be two hundred acres. Witnessed by W. Laurie, Benjamin Laurie and 
William Lawrence, Jr. By this transfer he completely divested himself of his Middletown 
lands and forthwith removed to Cranbury, Middlesex County. 

1711, Mch. 12. Richard Mount, of Middlesex, yeoman, conveyed to "my son, Richard 
Mount, Jr., of the same place," two hundred acres, at Cranbury, adjoining Thomas Morford, 
bounded on the West by ' 'land intended for my son George Mount.' ' Signed by Richard and 
Rebecca Mount, both by their marks. 

1 71 7, Mch. 23. Richard Mount, of Cranbury, in the city of Perth Amboy, yeoman, and 
Rebecca, his wife, made a conveyance to Joseph Dennis, cooper. 

1723, Jan. 25. Richard Mount, Sr., of Middlesex, and Rebecca, his wife, for £200, con- 
veyed to Humphrey Mount, yeoman, two hundred acres, on the South side of Cranberry 
Brook, adjoining Richard Mount, Jr.'s, land. Witnessed by Matthias Mount, (who acknow- 
ledged the same May 15, 1774), and Joseph Britton, first of whom was, doubtless, his son, and 
the second, in all likelihood, his son-in-law. 

Richard Mount married, prior to 1687, Rebecca Wall, as appears in the Court Records, 
of that date, at Freehold, N. J., Lib. B., for Garret Wall gave evidence concerning the mare 
he gave to his sister Rebecca, Richard Moimt's wife. See Wall Family. 

1715. He was Lieutenant on the Muster Roll of this date. 


8 Richard Mount, born prior to 1691. 

9 John Mount, bom prior to 1691. 

10 George Mount, born prior to 1695. 

11 Humphrey Moimt, born prior to 1699. 


12 Matthias Mount, bom 1706-7. 
12a Ann Mount ; supposed. 

5 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Matthias Moimt, 3, was bom prior to 1694-5, and not 
of age Feb. 16, 1702-3. He received one hundred acres, on Neversand River, in the will of his 
grandfather, "where I now hve," adjoining sixty-five acres left to his brother Thomas. He 
was living in 1739, when he signed his consent to the marriage of his daughter Margaret to 
James Herbert. 


13 Timothy Mount 

14 (Daughter) Mount 

15 Margaret Mount 

16 Joseph Mount 

17 George Mount 

18 Matthias Mount 

6 THOMAS MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 3, was born prior to 1694-5, and was not 
of age Feb. 16, 1702-3. He received sixty-five acres, on the Neversand River, as a legacy from 
his grandfather, adjacent to the land of his brother Matthias, but seems to have settled 
at Shrewsbury. 


19 Mary Mount, born May 31, 1715; died, Nov. 24, 1800, aged 85, 5, 24; married 

Joseph Cox, born Aug. 18, 1713; died, Apr. 17, 1801, in 88th year. 
Extract from letter written by Samuel J. Cox to his uncle, Benjamin Cox, March 4, 1867: "Mary 
Mount, who married Joseph Cox, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., was born May 31, 1715, 
whose father was Thomas Mount, of Shrewsbury Township. Joseph Cox, who married Mary Mount, lived 
not far from Imlaytown. Joseph and Mary were my grand-parents. I remember them well, being past eleven 
years old when they died. Joseph Cox, from my recollection of him and from all I have ever heard, was a 
farmer in easy circumstances, of unblemished character, strong mind and highly respected in the commimity 
where he Uved. He was a very old man at my first recollection, of fine, venerable appearance. My grand- 
mother was in no way inferior to him. Both of them were remarkably calculated to inspire respect from all 
who approached them. There was scarcely any symptom of childishness about either of them, notwithstand- 
ing their great age. My grandmother was remarkable for her fine form and countenance, even in her old age, 
and in her earlier years must have been beautiful. They occupied one end of their large old house, while my 
father and his numerous family occupied the other part. When I was a little boy I spent many a pleasant hour 
in their rooms. They were very kind to me and were very fond of having me sing hymns to them." 

See Cox Family. 

20 John Mount, born 1717. 

2 1 Samuel Mount ; moved to New York City. 

22 JamesMoimt, born 171 1 ; died 1786. 

8 RICHARD MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 4, was born prior to 1691, and died 
between July 22 and Aug. 11, 1777, the dates of his will and probate. Like his father, he 
relocated himself, for, while he was of Middlesex County, Mch. 31, 1725, as appears from 
a deed of that date, in which he styles himself cordwainer, and was joined by Rebecca, his 
wife, both making their marks, conveying to Stephen Warne, yeoman, the two hundred acres of 
land, at Cranbury, deeded to him by his father, Richard Mount, Mch. 12, 1711, he was, 
shortly thereafter, a resident of Monmouth County, where he had bought, Feb. 4, 1725, from 
Thomas Humphries, agent and attorney for the heirs of William Dockwra,^|one^thousand 
acres, on Rocky Brook, beginning at the mouth of Brenthall's Brook, at Millstone River, etc. 


1726. Richard Mount, Jr., sold five hundred acres, in Freehold, of the land he had bought 
from the Dockwra heirs the year preceding, to Joseph Holeman. 

He is alluded to as cordwainer, distiller and gentleman. He apparently married three 

times: first, about 1715-18, Rebecca ; second, supposed, Rachel, daughter of John and 

Mary Cox; third, Elizabeth Seabrook, born 1711; died Mch. 16, 1791, who married, first, 
Ezekial Forman, born Nov. i, 1706; died Oct. 3, 1746, and secondly, Richard Mount. 
EUzabeth (Seabrook-Forman) Moimt's will is on record at Trenton, bearing date May 28, 
1784; proved Jan. 27, 1792. 

1728, Apr. 9. John Cox, of Freehold, made his will, and appointed his brother, James Cox, 
Richard Mount, Jr., and Wilham Lawrence, Jr., to divide his real estate, which was done 
by them, Sept. 30, 1728, between his sons John, Joseph and Samuel Cox. Freehold Deeds. 

1 73 1. Richard Mount was taxed, in Upper Freehold, on four hundred acres. 

1736, Mch. 8. Richard Mount, Jr., of Upper Freehold, conveyed one hundred and sixty 
acres, in Upper Freehold Township, to John Morford. 

1750, Nov. II. Richard Mount, gentleman, of Upper Freehold, conveyed to his son, 
Thomas Mount, blacksmith, one hundred and ninety-eight acres, in Upper Freehold. Witnesses : 
Michael Mount and Mary Mount. 

1756, Nov. 19. Richard Mount, yeoman, of Upper Freehold, conveyed to Michael 
Mount, husbandman, of the same place, land, beginning at Rocky Brook, at the lower corner 
of land formerly granted by said Richard Mount to John Morford, * * * down brook to 
lands patented to Walter Benthall, thence Easterly to a corner of Thomas Moui;it's land * * * 
conveyed to the said Richard Mount by the heirs of William Docwra, deceased. Acknowledged 
by Richard Moxmt Feb. I, 1760. Recorded Dec. 23, 1805. Freehold Deeds. 

Part of this land was conveyed by Michael Mount, and his wife Mary, to William Vaughan, 
gentleman, of Upper Freehold, Apr. i, 1757, who, by his will of Oct. 2, 1762, authorized his 
executors to sell the same, in the event of the remarriage of his wife, Marcy Vaughan, which 
they did, by deed of Apr. 10, 1777, to William Mount, of Upper Freehold. It would further 
appear that WiUiam and Mercy Vahan conveyed, July 5, 1760, to Thomas Mount, a part of 
the lands conveyed him by Michael Mount, (Mch. 31) Apr. i, 1757. 

1758. Richard Mount was taxed, in Upper Freehold, on six hundred and ninety acres. 


23 Thomas Mount; eldest son. 

24 Michael Moimt, born 1720. 

25 Ezekial Mount, born 1731. 

26 Samuel Moimt, born 1724; died, Aug. 7, 1801, aged 87 years; buried at Hights- 

town, with his wife; marriage Hcense, with Frances Cook, June 20, 1755, born 
Sept. 16, 1731; died Sept. 16, 1806. 

27 Rebecca Mount; eldest daughter; married a Bates and died prior to July 22, 1777. 

28 Mercy Mount 

29 Patience Mount 

30 Rachel Mount; diedprior to 1777. 

31 Rebecca Mount; youngest daughter; died 1808. 

9 JOHN MOUNT,* son of Richard Movmt, 4, was bom prior to 1691, and resided at 
Middletown. He died, according to a bible record, Mch. 29, 1772, [elsewhere 4, 13, 1772], 
leaving a will dated Mch. 9, 1772, and proved Apr. 24, 1772. He left a wife, Mary, born 1694, 
who died 8, 4, 1745. This wife Mar>', because of the date of her birth and the naming of her 


(apparently oldest) son, Matthias, is supposed to be his own cousin, and daughter of Matthias 
Mount, 3. 

1760, May 23. John Mount, of Middletown, yeoman, conveyed land to James Grover, 
yeoman, of the same place, in settlement of a dispute, beginning at a point in land that was 
formerly Safety Grover's, deceased * * * thence to George Moimt's line. Witnessed by 
John Stillwell, Joseph Mount, John Anderson, (judge). 


32 Matthias Mount 

33 John Mount 

34 Katherine Mount; married, by license dated June 13, 1739, Joseph TUton. 

35 Phebe Mount; married, by license dated Nov. 3, 1739, Silas Tilton. 

36 AUce Moimt; married, by license dated July 23, 1746, John Porter. 

10 GEORGE MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 4, resided at Lower Freehold. His will, 
signed by his mark, was dated May 15, 1769; proved Apr. 2, 1770. 

He was born prior to 1695, for he was constable for Piscataqua, 1715-16, and a defendant 
and plaintiff in law suits in 171 5-16, 17 16 and 17 18, as appears in the Middlesex County Records, 
at New Brimswick. 

1723, Dec. 23. He was of Freehold, when he bought two hundred acres of land in that 
town, as well as a tract near Cole's Creek, in the same place, from John EstiU, of Freehold. 

1760, May 23. George Mount had land adjoining some which John Movmt, of Middle- 
town, conveyed to James Grover in the settling of a dispute. 

He had a wife Sarah. 


37 John Mount 

38 Francis Mount 

39 Thomas Mount 

40 Nanny (Hannah) Mount; married John Wetherell, their second intentions being 

dated 7mo., 1744. Chesterfield Monthly Meeting. She died 1787. 

41 Rebecca Mount; married Mr. Gaa. 

11 HUMPHREY MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 4, was born, probably, not far 
from 1695. 

1723, Jan. 25. Richard Mount, Sr., of Middlesex, and Rebecca, his wife, .conveyed to 
Humphrey Mount, yeoman, for £200, two hundred acres, on the South side of Cranberry 
Brook, adjoining Richard Mount, Jr. Witnessed by Joseph Brittain, Matthias Mount, 
(who acknowledged May 15, 1744), and George Rascarrick. 

1751. Humphrey Mount bought of Robert Lettis Hooper, land, which, Apr. 7, 1755, 
he sold to Nisbit Mount for £50, and acknowledged the same, Aug. 20, 1761, when he called 
himself of Perth Amboy, yeoman. Cranberry, at this date, was spoken of as in the city of 
Perth Amboy. 

*While George Mount, i, made allusion to only two sons of his deceased son, Matthias Mount, 3, viz., Matthias Mount, 5, 
and Thomas Mount, 6, this would not exclude the existence of another son who need not of necessity have been mentioned and for 
whom provision would have been made by the law of primogeniture. If this is conceded, it might follow that John Mount, 9, called 
a son of Richard Mount, 4, was a son of Matthias Mount, 3, which has in favor of it the fact that John Mount, 9, called his, appar- 
ently eldest son, Matthias. 

The Bible from which the references to John Mount , 9, and his family are taken, contains the following : " Record of old Mount 
Family Bible, bought by Thomas Mount in 1763." John Mount was either brother or cousin to Thomas Mount, the owner of the 
Bible, and it remains to be explained why his family record should appear in a Bible other than his own. 


1 7 1 5 . He was a private on the Muster Roll . 

It has been suggested that he married a Britton, as he named a son this name. But should 
his sister, Ann, have been the wife of Joseph Britton, which is likely, it is just as probable that 
Humphrey's son, Britton, should have been named after his uncle, Joseph Britton. 


42 Britton Mount; baptized, June 2, 1731, at Tennent Church. 

43 Dorcas Mount; baptized. May 5, 1734, at Tennent Church. 

44 Mary Mount; baptized, Jirne 7, 1736, at Tennent Church. 

45 WiUiam Mount; baptized. May 14, 1739, at Tennent Church.* 

46 Nisbit Moimt 

It is Ukely Humphrey Mount had other children than those given above, for he was estab- 
lished on a farm of two hundred acres, in 1723, and it is practically certain that he was the 
father of Nisbit Mount, who married, in 1744, Mary Hay. That Humphrey Mount married 
twice is likely, and that one of his wives was a Nisbit, is more than probable. The Nisbits 
or Nesbits were members of the Scotch community that early settled at Freehold. 

1727. Dorothy Nisbett was one of the witnesses, by her mark, to the will of Alexander 
Clark, of Freehold. 

12 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 4, was bom 1706-7, and died Apr. 7, 

1791. He married Anne , born 1714-15; died June 23, 1792. They lie buried in Cran- 

bury Yard, between the Humphrey and Matthias Mount mentioned below. He was a ruhng 
elder in the First Presbyterian Church, of Cranbury, for nearly fifty years. 

Perhaps Matthias Mount married twice. 

In 1745, he was residing at Freehold, where he bought land from one, Hankins and wife, 
and moved to Middlesex County. 

He was a Revolutionary Soldier when over seventy years of age. 

1755, Oct. 24. Jediah Stout, of Windsor, yeoman, conveyed land to Matthias Mount, 
of the same place, yeoman, in presence of Thomas Motmt and Stephen Warne. 

1756, Mch. 10. Will of Frederick Debogh, of Freehold, mentioned: wife, Hannah; son. Van 
Hook Debogh ; daughter, Hannah, cut off, and her share left to her daughter, Mary Van Hook, 
and her grandson, Frederick Brown; daughter Frances and daughter Sarah, unmarried; son, 
Solomon. Executors, his wife Hannah, son, Lawrence Debogh, and son-in-law, Matthias Motmt. 

1771, Aug. 15. Matthias Mount, as executor, advertised the sale of the property of the 
late Frederick Debow, in Lower Freehold, about five mUes from Monmouth Court House, on 
Sept. 27, 1771. 

1771, Oct. 5. Matthias Mount, of Windsor, Middlesex Co., only surviving executor of 
Frederick Debogh, late of Freehold, conveyed land to Matthias Rue. 

1783, Mch. 25. Matthias Mount, Sr., and Anne, his wife, sold to their son, Humphrey, 
for £400, the West end of their plantation, in Windsor township, Middlesex County, amounting 
to two hundred and twenty acres. 

The same date Matthias Movmt, Sr., and his wife, Anne, conveyed to their son, John, 
the East end of their plantation, amounting to two hundred and twenty acres. 


47 MatthiasMount, born 1734-5. 

48 Richard Mount 

•William Mount may, perhaps, be he who had marriage license with Anna Perrine, Aug. 31, 1761. There is also a will, re- 
corded at New Brunswick, N. J., Lib. A, p. 462, which may be his. 


49 John Mount, born Apr. 12, 1743. 

50 Rachel Mount; baptized (1745?), at Tennent Church. 

51 Humphrey Mount, born 1745-6. 

52 AnnMount, born Feb. II, 1749. 

53 Thomas Mount ; moved to Virginia. 

54 Joseph Mount. There may have been a son Joseph in this famUy, but proof that 

there was is lacking. It may be that he is added to the list of children solely 
because there was a Joseph Moimt on the subscription Ust of 1758, together with 
the names of the brothers, John, Humphrey and Matthias, Jr., and that of 
Hezekiah Mount. 
1760, May 23. Joseph Mount was a witness to a deed given by John Moimt, of 
Middletown, and it may be that he was identical with this supposed son of 
Matthias. Yet there may have been two of the same name, one of Middle- 
town and one of Cranbury. He of Middletown, had a license to marry, 
Mch. 7, 1 76 1, with Anne Still well. 

12a ANN MOUNT, supposed daughter of Richard Mount, 4, was the Ann Mount who 
married, Apr. 5, 1714-15, in the Dutch Church, in New York City, Joseph Britain. She must, 
therefore, have been born about 1695 to have been twenty years of age at the time of her 
marriage, and would, consequently, belong to this generation, as a child of either Matthias 
or Richard Mount, and a grandchild of George Mount, the First. 

As Humphrey Mount, 11, names a child Britton, baptized June 2, 1731, and as the name 
of Joseph Britton appears as a witness on the deed, Jan. 25, 1723, from Richard Mount, Sr., 4, 
of Middlesex, and Rebecca, his wife, to Humphrey Mount, 11, this association of facts and names 
makes it practically certain that Ann was the daughter of Richard Mount, 4, and wife of 
Joseph Britton. 

13 TIMOTHY MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 5, was a resident of Middletown. He 
married ' 'Elizabeth, daughter of Ehzabeth White.' ' 

1752, Dec. 27. He made his will; proved Jan. 31, 1753, in which he appointed his friends, 
Thomas Mount and James Grover, his executors. He left three daughters not twenty-one 
years of age. Witnesses : James Rice, Samuel Mount and IMatthias Mount. 

1753, Mch. 29. Inventory of Timothy Mount, signed by James Grover and Thomas 
Mount, as executors, has on it a note that reads: "Edward Taylor, Appriser. Garrett Mor- 
ford the other appraiser dyed before he signed the inventory." 


55 Hannah Mount; had license to marry, Dec. 23, 1756, CorneUus Compton, Jr., who, 

dying 1757-8 (as per will), she married, second, prior to Jime 22, 1763, David 
Stout, who died prior to Aug. 13, 1813. 

56 Jemima Mount; married, prior to June 22, 1763, Samuel White. 

57 Ehzabeth Mount. She may, perhaps, have married Eldreth, and have 

been the mother of John Eldrith, who conveyed four and one-half acres of salt 
meadow, which formerly belonged to Timothy Mount, on Jan. 3, 1794, to 
Job Layton. 

15 MARGARET MOUNT, daughter of Matthias Mount, 5, had a license to marry, 
dated Mch. 24, 1739-40, with James Herbert, yeoman, both of Middletown, she a spinster an.d 
the daughter of Matthias Mount, who gave his consent; Joseph Mount, yeoman, being surety 


It was, probably, her husband, James Herbert, whose will is at Trenton, dated Mch. i, 
1745-6; proved Oct. 17, 1746, wherein he styles himself of New Brunswick, and mentions: 
his brother, Richard Herbert; wife, Margaret, and three sons, Richard, Daniel and James 

Issue, as per will of James Herbert 
Richard Herbert 
Daniel Herbert 
James Herbert 
Margaret Mount married, second, Oct. 11, 1749, Matthew Rue.* 

Margaret Rue; baptized Sept. 30, 1750. 
Matthias Rue, born Apr. 27, 1752; died June 22, 1820; married Phebe, daughter 

of Joseph Combs, born Aug. 24, 1752; died June 28, 1834. 
John Rue, born Mch. 20, 1754; died 1844; married, first, Jan. i, 1777, Ann 
Combs ; second, Rebecca Perrine. 
Margaret Mount married, third, Nov. 25, 1760, James Dey. 

16 JOSEPH MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 5, married, by license dated Sept. 28, 
i74i,^7tHce Van Wickley, with Symen Van Wickley as surety. He was then of Somerset. 

1752, Dec. 27. He is called "brother," in the will of Timothy Mount. 

1764, June 22. Administration was granted on his estate to "Frances, widow of Joseph 
Mount, late of Somerset Co." 

1764, July 4. Nicholas Van Wickley and Jacob Suidam were made guardians over Simon 
and Matthias Mount, "over 14 years of age." 


58 Simon Mount, bom 174-; died 1809-10. He was of South Amboy, Middlesex 

Co., when he made his wiU Jan. 21, 1809; proved Mch. 14, 1810; married Anna 
; probably died without issue. 

59 Matthias Mount, born 1748; died, 1822, aged 74 years and 24 days; buried in 

Terment Churchyard; married, second, Mary 

*Matthew Rue had, by his first wife, Elizabeth (who was buried, at Topanemus, Apr. 29, 1748), the following children: 
Joseph Rue married, by license, Dec. 2, 1752, Ann Disbrow; both of Middlesex; William Rue married NeUie Conover; Samuel 
Rue married in New York; Matthew Rue married Catherine Voorhees; James Rue married at South River; Eleanor Rue; Jean 
Rue baptized Apr. 29, 1748, "by his late "wife." 

Matthew Rue's issue, by his second wife, Margaret Mount, has already been set forth. He, Matthew Rue, died Nov. 5, 17SS, 
and was buried at Topanemus. He, and his first wife, Elizabeth, are the great-grandparents of Nathaniel S. Rue, Esq., my father- 
in-law, writes Mrs. Mary Holmes Rue, of Cream Ridge, Monmouth Co., N. J. 

Matthias Rue, son of Matthew and Margaret (Mount) Rue, was born Apr. 27, 1752; died, June 22, 1820, aged sixty years, 
I month and twenty-six days; married Phebe Combs, born Aug. 24, 1752; died, June 28, 1834, aged 81 years, lo months and 4 
days. Issue: Samuel Rue died Oct. 14, 1808; Matthias Rue, born May 8, 1793, married Elizabeth Potts; John Rue, bom Aug. 
23, 177s, married Mary Cox; Matthew W. Rue married Rebecca Ely. 

Of these children, Samuel Rue was the father of Joshua Rue, who died Sept. 27, 1808; Matthias Rue, by his wife Elizabeth 

Potts, had Rebecca Rue, who married Enoch Mount and located at Hightstown, and Ellen Rue, who married Matthias (?) ; 

John Rue, by his wife, Mary Cox, had: Ann Rue, born Aug. 14, 1804, died Nov. 17, 1840, married William Cotterell; Enoch 
Rue, bom Mch. 21, 1807, married Lydia Davison; Phebe Rue married Elias Bergen; Matthew W. Rue, by his wife, Rebecca Ely, 
had: Mary Rue, born 1809, died 1870, married Matthias, son of Richard and Theodosia (Allen) Moimt, born 1816, died 1855, and 
located near Dutch Neck, and Joseph Rue who married Cornelia Mount, likewise a child of Richard and Theodosia Mount, and 
removed to Englishtown. 

Concerning John Rue, son of Matthew and Margaret (Mount) Rue, bom 1754. He married Ann Combs and Rebecca Perrine. 
Issue: Margaret Rue, born 1777, died 1810, married John Brown; Mary Rue, born 1779, died 1814, married Peter Conover; 
Matthew Rue, bom 1782, died 1828, married, successively, a Bael, a Smith and a Higgins; John Rue, born 1783, died 1866, married 
Mrs. Meeker; James Rue, bom 1783, died 1810; Phebe Rue, bom 1786, died 1821, married Henry Davis; Lewis Rue, bom 1789, 
died 1794; Joseph Rue, bom 1790, married Mary Bergen; Ann Rue, bom 1792, died 179s; Hannah Rue, bom 1794, died 1815; 
Peter Rue, bom 1800. 


60 Ann Mount, born Dec. 27, 1746; died Oct. 8, 1816; married, July 4, 1773, Nicholas, 

son of Abraham DuBois, born Mch. 5, 1756; died Dec. 5, 1825. He married, 
second, Apr. 16, 1818, Jane Suydam. Buried at Frankfort, Somerset Co., N. J. 

61 Joseph Mount, born about 1750; died 1826; married Mary, daughter of John and 

Susannah (Burtis) BayUs, born July 9, 1755. 

17 GEORGE MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 5, married Audrey WooUey, by license 
dated Mch. 4, 1748-9, and attached thereto is: Feb. 20, 1748-9, Hannah Lippincott consents to 
marriage of her daughter, Adria to George Mount; both of Monmouth. This mother-in-law 
of George Mount was Hannah Cook who married Bartholomew WooUey prior to 17 14-15, 
for in that year they were witnesses to the wiU of Joseph West. Upon the death of her husband, 
WooUey, she married, 10, 12, 1740, Thomas Lippincott, who left a wiU dated 1760, and she 
outhving him, left a wiU dated Feb. 17, 1772, wherein she mentioned her grand-daughter, 
Margaret Mount. 

George Mount, 17, I beUeve had an earlier wife than Audrey WooUey. A comparison of 
his signatures, on his hcense to marry Audrey WooUey and on his wUl, estabUshes the fact that 
he married Amy Chambers, by license dated Jan. 18, 1744-5, and that he was also the surety 
on the marriage Ucense of John Mount, 33, dated Feb. 8, 1748. 

1757, Aug. 14. He made his wiU; proved Apr. 17, 1760, in which he styled himself as of 
Middletown. Thomas Mount qualified as executor at the date of probate, Joseph Mount, 
May 19, 1760, and John Mount, Jr., Aug. 13, 1760. He mentioned his wife, Ordery, and two 
sons and a daughter without names. 

FoUowing his demise, his widow, Audery Mount, married, by Ucense dated Mch. 27, 1760, 
John Chasey, with John Mount, 33, as surety. 

The name of his daughter is estabUshed as Margaret, through the wiU of her grandmother, 
Hannah (Cook- WooUey) Lippincott, wherein she is called her grand-daughter Margaret Mount. 

I suspect the two sons mentioned without names were Timothy Mount, (named after 
a brother of George), who married Deborah Winter, and Matthias Mount, (named after his 
paternal grandfather), who married Martha StUlweU. 


62 Timothy (?) Mount. Timothy Mount was of Howell, and died, leaving a will 

dated Jan. 29, 1802; proved Feb. 12, 1802. He married Deborah Winter and 
had a daughter, Mary, who married a Covenhoven. See Winter family. 

63 Matthias (?) Mount 

64 Margaret Mount 

18 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 5, was, by deduction, doubtless the 
son of Matthias Mount, for in a Bible, in the possession of Timothy M. Maxson, Navesink, N. J., 
there is a record that Timothy Mount, 65, was a son of Matthias and Mary Mount, and was 
born Dec. 19, 1784. And he says that the said Timothy was born in a house on a farm, part 
of which now comprises Fairview Cemetery. The names, Timothy, Joseph and Margaret, 
transmitted in this famUy, and living in Middletown, make it almost absolutely certain that 
Matthias Mount could have belonged nowhere else than as here placed, and as named after 
his father. 

Matthias Mount, 18, married Mary , widow of Obadiah StiUweU, who died in 

the Sugar House, 1777. She died July, 1792. She had issue by both of her husbands. By 
her first husband she had: Rebecca StiUweU, who married John Davis, and went West; Eliza- 


beth Stillwell, who married John Chasey, and Martha Stillwell, who married Matthias Mount, 
who left her in early life. 

Issue by Matthias Mount 

65 Timothy Mount, born Dec. 19, 1784. 

66 Mary Mount; lived as housekeeper, with a Rhinelander, on Bowling Green, New 

York City, for many years. 

67 Joseph Mount, born Apr. 12, 1791; died May 25, 1863; married Amelia Gold- 


20 JOHN MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 6, was born 1717, died Dec. 27, 1809; 
married, by license dated Aug. 27, 1754, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Corlies) 
Brinley. His tombstone stands in Fairvdew Cemetery, Middletown, N. J. 

1754, Mch. 19. I, John Mount, of Shrewsbury, do herewith Quit Claim unto my honoured 
father-in-law, WilUam Brinley, of said town. Esquire, all right in the following deed that was 
gave to the aforesaid John IVIount and John Brinley for this Tract of Land and meadow called 
Potopeck Neck, bounded on the North by several lots of salt meadow, part on Shrewsbury 
river and part by Samuel Wardell, West part by a highway and part by Ebenezer Wardell, 
South by a Branch of said Shrewsbury river, and East by a small creek, and part of Dr. Steven 
Talman. Bought September, 1749. 

1800, Dec. 15. John Mount, of Middletown, to Timothy B. Mount, of the same place, 
for $125, to be paid unto my son, Thomas Mount, in the State of New York, and he at the same 
time to provide a proper support for me during my life, for which consideration, I do convey 
to the said Timothy B. Mount, all my plantation whereon I now dwell, near Navesink, beginning 
in the creek between myself and Jehu Patterson, thence up the gully to the end thereof, to the 
land of John Hull, it being a Northerly course, thence nearly West to the Southwest corner 
of Widow Stillwell's land, thence Southerly down the line of Marcus Headon, Moses Shepherd, 
Jr., and Thomas Lay ton, as the line now runs to a gully, thence down the same to the creek to 
the begirming. This property was sold, Mch. 31, 1806, by Timothy B. Mount, and wife, Mary, 
for $2,062, to Kourtenous Schenck. 


68 Thomas Mount; moved to New York State. 

69 Becky Mount, born July 16, 1746; married, prior to Jan. 29, 1774, Job Layton. 

70 Betsy Mount; married, first, Matthias Conover; second, Schenck. 

71 WiUiam Mount, born Aug. 8, 1750, (Bible says Dec. 25, 1750); died Oct. 3, 

1804; married, Dec. 25, 1782, Rebecca Stevenson, born July 6, 1761, says 
Bible; died July 23, 1798. 

72 Timothy B. Mount, born 1753; died 3, 25, 1833; married, (record at Mount Holly), 

Mch. 6, 1806, Mary Olden, (though the family always call her Mary Bon- 
ham), who died 6, 2, 1834. He had no issue. 

73 Lydia Mount, born Aug. 10, 1760. Sally (Bowne) Crane Bible, Middletown, N. J. 

74 Margaret Mount, born 1756; died. May 4, 1830, aged 74 years; married, by license 

dated Aug. 21, 1780, George S. Woodward, son of Anthony, son of Anthony. 
There was also a son, John Mount, based upon statements of Becky Mount's grand- 
daughter, Lydia (Wilson) Bowne, but I find no evidence to support it. 

21 SAMUEL MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 6, removed to New York City. He 
married, Apr. 15, 1752, Margaret, daughter of Adam (Aaron?) Dobbs. This family also 
settled in New York City. 



75 Adam Dobbs Mount, born Sept. lo, 1761; died aged 92 years; married, Jan. i, 

1784, (Presbyterian Church Records, New York), his cousin, Ann Dobbs, who 
died aged 87 years. 

76 Joseph M. Mount, born Jan. 15, 1757; died 1802; married, 1786, Mary, daughter 

of Richard and Theodosia (De Gray) Edwards, born 1767; died 1796. 

77 Frances Mount, born 1763. . , , . 

78 Thomas Mount, born 1764. iVn^-'Jl Ih:' , - , . U , ^ ^H'ilL^ ***' ,/ ^ - 

79 WiUiam Mount, born 1773. ^ (^ ^■^' ^■^^'^'^' ^^^ 

22 JAMES MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 6, married, by Ucense dated Nov. 30, 1757, 
Patience Price, who was baptized, in Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J., Dec. 9, 1770. 

1770, Apr. 21. James Mount, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, and Patience, his wife, give a 
purchase money mortgage, of £60, on twenty acres of land, adjoining Thomas Morford, to Sam- 
uel Breese, late of New York, now of Shrewsbury, gentleman. 

' This family settled in New York City, where Patience Mount, widow, appears in 1840. 


80 Mary Mount; baptized Dec. 9, 1770. She is reputed to have married, Mch. 18, 

1770, Nathaniel Ward, which if so, gives her father an earUer wife. 

81 Margaret Mount; baptized Dec. 9, 1770; buried Sept. 27, 1771. 

82 Joseph Mount; baptized Dec. 29, 1770. 

83 Patience Mount; baptized Dec. 29, 1770. 

84 Michael Price Mount; baptized Dec. 29, 1770. 

85 Ann Mount; baptized Dec. 29, 1770; died July, 1837; married, about 1805, 

Ebenezer AUen Tucker, born May 5, 1783; died about 1818. 

86 James Mount, born 5, 5, 1765; died 7, -, 1837. 

87 Littleton Mount; baptized May 9, 1773. This individual is said to have been a 

daughter, Letitia, by Samuel Mount Schenck, Esq., on the strength of a letter 
from Samuel J. Cox, Esq., Zanesville, Ohio, Mch. 4, 1867. But the child is called 
/fe, in the record of Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J., as well as Littleton. 

23 THOMAS MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 8, resided at Upper Freehold. 

1777, Apr. 17. He made his will ; proved Apr. 2 7 , 1 7 7 7 , in which he caUs himself blacksmith, 
and mentions his wife, Mary, and sons, Richard, Hezekiah, John, Samuel and WiUiam. He 
gave, by will, to his two sons, Richard and Hezekiah Mount, equally, the tract of land whereon 
he lately dwelt, and which he had purchased Apr. 7, 1771. 

1795, May I. Richard Mount, one of the two sons, joined by Lydia, his wife, sold, for 
£1,794 gold, these lands, which are described as in Windsor, to Samuel Ely, of Windsor 


88 Richard Moimt, born May 18, 1741. 

89 Hezekiah Mount 

90 John Mount 

91 Samuel Mount 

92 William Mount, born June 11, 1743- 


24 MICHAEL MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 8, was born in 1720; died Feb. 4, 1805; 
married Mary, daughter of Ezekial and Ehzabeth (Seabrook) Forman, born 1734; died Sept. 
2, 1809. Both of their wills are recorded at Freehold, N. J. 

1757, Apr. I. Michael Mount, of Upper Freehold, yeoman, and Mary, his wife, son of 
Richard Mount, conveyed land to William Vaughn, of the same place, gentleman. 

1768, Jan. 25. Michael Mount corrected the deed, at which time Vaughn was dead. 
William Vaughn and Mercy, his wife, conveyed this land, July 5, 1760, to Thomas Mount. 


93 Michael Mount 

94 Ehzabeth Mount, born Jan. 12, 1756. 

95 Rebecca Mount 

96 Forman Mount 

25 EZEKIAL MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 8, was born in 1731, and died Jan. 28, 
1773. Administration was granted to his wife, Rebecca Mount, et al., Mch. 9, 1773. She was 
born in 1734, and died 1796, leaving a will dated Oct. 10, 1796; proved Dec. 27, 1796, in which 
she mentioned five daughters, PermeUa Vaughn, Rebecca Chamberlain, Elizabeth Ely, Mary 
Chamberlain and Rachel Chamberlain. Her son-in-law, John Chamberlain, was appointed 

Ezekial Mount and his immediate family, aU resided in Upper Freehold, and the farm 
devised to his sons, James, Jesse, William and Ezekial, by their grandfather, Richard Mount, 
was sold by them to Ezekial Momit, Jr., Mch. 26, 1813. 

Ezekial Mount, 25, was one of the constituent members of the Yellow Meeting House. 


97 James Mount, born 3, 27, 1753. 

98 Jesse Mount, born 1758. 

99 Wilham Mount, born May 29, 1762; twin with Ehzabeth. 
100 Ezekial Mount, born May 16, 1767. 

loi PermeUa Mount, born Oct. 7, 1755; died Jan. 12, 1805; married Samuel Vaughn, 
born 1750; died Dec. 22, 1837. 

102 Rebecca Mount 

103 Ehzabeth Mount, born May 29, 1762; married George Ely. 

104 Mary Mount; died, July 5, 1817, aged 53 years, 5 months and 23 days; married 

Lewis Chamberlain, who died, Mch. 23, 1829, aged 66 years, 3 months and 19 

105 Rachel Mount; died, Feb. 17, 1833, aged 66 years, 9 months and 17 days; mar- 

ried Enoch Chamberlain, who died, Apr. 21, 1837, aged 72 years and i month. 
\^,/. -/l^ 106 Daughter Mount; married a Job, and went West. 

26 SAMUEL MOUNT, of Upper Freehold, son of Richard Mount, 8, was born in 1724; 
died, Aug. 7, 1801, aged 77 years; married, by hcense dated June 20, 1755, Frances, sister to 
Nathaniel and daughter of Abiel Cook, born Sept. 16, 1731; died Sept. 16, 1806. 

1 80 1, May 30. He made his will; proved Sept. 7, 1801; on record at Trenton. 

107 Richard Mount; mentioned in the will of his grandfather; killed by Indians, in 
New York State. 


io8 Samuel Mount, born Apr. 20, 1759. 
109 Michael Mount, born June 23, 1768. 
no Joseph Mount, bom 1757. 

111 Timothy Mount; killed by Indians, in New York State. 

112 Rebecca Mount; married, first, WiUiam Potts and had six children; second, 

Vincent Wainright and had three children. 

113 Peggy Mount 

28 MERCY MOUNT, daughter of Richard Mount, 8, married WiUiam Vaughan, of 
Upper Freehold, who died, leaving a wUl dated Oct. 2, 1767; proved Oct. 28, 1767. He was a 
resident of Freehold, and named his wife, Massey Vahne, and friends Thomas Morphet, Thomas 
Farr and Peter Sexton, executors. William and Ezekial Mount were two of the witnesses. 
William Vaughan was a man of good position and wealth. 

On Apr. 10, 1777, these executors, Thomas Morford, of Middlesex Co., Thomas Farr and 
Peter Sexton, of Upper Freehold, and Marcy Stout, of Hunterdon Co., late Marcy Vaughan, 
conveyed to Wilham Mount, of Upper Freehold, part of the two hundred acres which Michael 
Mount purchased of his father, Richard Mount, Nov. 19, 1756, and which William Vaughan 
bought, Apr. i, 1757, and which he ordered disposed of in the event of the remarriage of his wife. 

1760, July 5. WiUiam Vahan and Mercy, his wife, of Upper Freehold, yeoman, sold land, 
conveyed to him by Michael Mount, Mch. 31, 1757, to Thomas Mount, yeoman. Witness: 
Ezekial Mount. 

Samuel Vaughan; remembered in the wiU of his grandfather, Richard, together 
with "the rest of her chUdren." Mercy Mount was at that time married to 
David Stout. Samuel Vaughan was born in 1750; died Dec. 22, 1837; mar- 
ried ParmeUa Moimt, born Oct. 7, 1755; died Jan. 12, 1805. 

29 PATIENCE MOUNT, daughter of Richard Mount, 8, had a Ucense to marry 
Robert Gordon, dated Dec. 18, 1742. 

1778, Apr. 2. Letters of administration were issued to Patience Gordon, on the estate of 
her late husband, Robert Gordon, deceased. She was referred to in the will of her father, 
Richard Mount, who likewise alludes to her three daughters. 

30 RACHEL MOUNT, daughter of Richard Moimt, 8, had died prior to the date of her 
father's wiU, July 22, 1777. She married Peter Sexton, born 1727; died, Jan. 31, 1813, in his 
87th year. Peter Sexton was a brother to James Sexton who married Rachel Mount's sister, 
Rebecca, and they were sons of WilUam and Anne (Stringham) Sexton. Peter Sexton's wiU is 
on record at Freehold, and mentions his children and grandchildren. 

WilUam Sexton; eldest son. 
Richard Sexton; married Phebe Wardell. 
Samuel Sexton; died 1790-91; married Sarah, daughter of Jacob Woolston; died 

1835. They had sons, Jacob W., and Samuel Sexton. 
James Sexton; died, prior to 181 2, leaving a son, Peter. 
Ezekial Sexton, born 1768; died Jan. 17, 1834; married, first, Elizabeth Van 

Kleek; second, Henrietta Hay den. 


Elizabeth Sexton; married an Emley; died, prior to 181 2, lea\Tng two sons. 

(These two sons took the name of Sexton), and Joseph. 
Rachel Sexton, born 1772; married Daniel, son of Daniel and Sarah Sexton, born 

Feb. 28, 1763. 
Joseph Sexton, born 1773; died Aug. 14, 1823; married Elizabeth Hillman. 
Thomas Sexton, born Apr. 30, 1775; died Aug. 13, 1834; married, Jan. 5, 1797, 

Mercy Wykoff; died Aug. 24, 1838. 

31 REBECCA MOUNT, daughter of Richard Mount, 8, married, about 1758, James 
Sexton, born 1728-1732. His will is on record, at Trenton, written Aug. 20, 1784; proved Oct. 
30, 1784. Her will is on record, at Freehold, written June 24, 1806; proved July 28, 1808. 
From these wills, and those of Patience Sexton, their daughter, who died 1792, and Joseph Cox, 
of Upper Freehold, who made his will 1786; proved 1801, it appears that they had 

Rachel Sexton; married Eseck, son of Joseph and Mary (Mount) Cox, born 

Oct. 4 or 14, 1757; died Apr. 12, 1815. 
Patience Sexton; died, 1792, immarried. 

Peter Sexton ; imder 2 1 years in 1 792 ; married Sarah 

James Sexton; under 21 years in 1792; born about 1773; married, 1S00-1802, 

Deborah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Gill) Budd, bom Oct. 6, 1774; 

died Apr. 9, 1852. 
Ann Sexton 
Rebecca Sexton 

32 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of John Mount, 9, married 

113a Joseph Mount. [Was he the one who had Hcense to marry Anne Stillwell, of 

Middletown, Mch. 7, 1761?] 
113b WiUiam Mount; supposed. 

33 JOHN MOUNT, son of John Mount, 9, died Sept. 27, 1779. He married, first, by 
hcense dated Feb. 8, 1748, Elizabeth Cummings, who died, 12, 4, 1749, after giving birth to a 
daughter Chloe; second, Mary , born 1721; died 8, 2, 1808. 

He was probably "John Mount, boatman," whose property was confiscated after the Revo- 

1772, July 27. John Mount, of Middletown, boatman, and Mary, his wife, for £300, sold 
one hundred acres of land, at Navesinks, adjoining Safety Grover and George Mount, to Thomas 
Stevenson, of New York City. 

Accompanying the marriage Hcense of John Mount and Elizabeth Cummins, on which 
George Mount was surety, is the following: "Feb. 8, 1748-9. To the Secretary of Amboy. 
These are to certify that I, WiUiam Hodson, am wUing and free that Licence should be Granted 
to John Mount and EUzabeth Cumins. W" Hodson." 

Issue by first wife 
114 Chloe Mount, born 11, 24, 1749; married, in New York, 8, 21, 1781, James 


Issue by second wife 

115 Sarah Mount, born 3, 19, 1751; married a Pintar, [Pintard]. 

116 Thomas Mount, born 4, 4, 1753; died 8, -, 1770. 

117 George Mount, born 2, 8, 1757. 

118 Martha Mount, born 8, 3, 1759; married a Patten; removed to Nassau, N. P. 

119 Mary Mount, born 10, 24, 1761. 

120 John Mount, born 8, 22, 1764. 

121 Matthias Mount, born 11, 21, 1766. 

38 FRANCIS MOUNT, son of George Mount, 10, had a license to marry, issued Jan. 4, 
1758, with Ann Reynolds. Upon her death, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Reed, 
by license dated Feb. 8, 1764. 

Issue by first wife 

Issue by second wife 

124 Ezekial Mount; baptized, at Tennent Church, Jime 7, 1767; died (1849?) 

125 Anne Mount; baptized, at Tennent Church, July 16, 1769. 

126 Elizabeth Mount; baptized, at Tennent Church, June 5, 1774. 

42 BRITTON MOUNT, son of Humphrey Mount, 11. 


127 Nesbit Mount, born Nov. 11, 1767. 

46 NESBIT MOUNT, son of Humphrey Mount, 11, had a license to marry Mary Hay, 
spinster, of Cranbury, with Thorn" Strickhn, surety, Aug. 9, 1744. 

1755, Apr. 7. Humphrey Mount, of Perth Amboy, deeded land to Nisbit Mount, adjoin- 
ing his own, at a nominal price, which he had bought, in 1751, of Robert Lettis Hooper. 

1757, June 25. Nisbit Mount made his will; proved Apr. 4, 1760, wherein he calls himself 
of Cranbury, and refers to "my children not 20." Wife, and John Tomson, executors. 


128 Marj' Mount; baptized, at Cranbury, Oct. 4, 1747. 

129 Ann Mount; baptized, at Cranbury, Oct. 4, 1747. 

47 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 12, died, Dec. 21, 1807, in his 73rd 
year; buried in Cranbury. 

1807, Feb. 14. He made his wiU; proved Jan. 13, 1808, in which he styled himself as of 
West Windsor, and mentioned: wife, Margaret; sons, John and Elijah; daughter, Hannah, 
wife of James Barkley; daughter Lydia's three children. 

He was ruling elder of the Cranbur>' Presbyterian Church, from Dec. 12, 1792, to his death. 

Symes' History of Old Tennent, page 452, says he was born 1729, but his tombstone says, 
plainly, that he died Dec. 21, 1807, in the 73'''* year of his age, hence born in 1735 or 1736, and 
not in 1729. Statements have been made that Matthias, a son of Humphrey Moimt, was 
baptized in 1729, in Old Tennent, but no such record as that either in name, date or parentage, 
can be found there. The location of the graves, in Cranbury Yard, shows, almost unmistakably, 


that this Matthias Mount was a son of Matthias Mount, bom 1706, and a brother of Humphrey 


130 John Mount 

131 EUjah Mount 

132 Hannah Mount; married James Barclay. 

133 Lydia Mount, born May 31, 1772; died Apr. 14, 1798; married, Nov. 17, 1791, 

WiUiam J. Perrine, born 1771; died June i, 1810. 

48 RICHARD MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 12, was a Revolutionary soldier and 
ancestor of the Hamilton Square family. It was in this locaUty that his farm lay. Tradition 
says he was married twice, and. had an only child by his first wife, Matthias, and left two sons 
and eight daughters, in 1787, when his son, Matthias Mount, and Joseph Disbrow were made 
administrators of his estate. These same individuals were also made guardians of his children, 
Mary, Joseph, Rebecca and Catharine, and the question has been raised whether Richard 
Moimt, 48, did not marry a sister or a daughter of Joseph Disbrow, after whom he named a 
son, Joseph Mount. 


134 Matthias Moimt 

135 Catharine Mount 

136 Mary Mount; unmarried, and living, in 1797, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

137 Joseph Moimt, born 1776; died 1859; married Hannah, sister to Ethan AUen; 

died, 1862, aged 77 years. They had a son, Richard Mount, who died, 1872, 
aged 62 years. All buried at Hightstown, N. J. 

138 Rebecca Mount 

139 Elizabeth Mount; married David Cubberly, for his second wife. 

140 Daughter Mount; married a Parmer [Palmer?]. 

141 Daughter Mount 

142 Daughter Mount 

143 Daughter Mount 

Of these daughters, it is thought that Rebecca, who married a Warren, is she to whom a 
marriage license was issued, Feb. 2, 1768, with Jacob Warren, of BurHngton Co., and that 
either the Anne Mount, who had a marriage license with Levi Bowker, Oct. 16, 1773, or the Ann 
Mount, who had a marriage hcense with Samuel Wright Hartshorne, May 8, 1779, may have 
been the daughter of Richard Mount, 48, and named after his mother. 

49 JOHN MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 12, was born Apr. 12, 1743; baptized, at 
Old Tennent, June 5, 1743; died 1824; married, first, in 1764, Hannah Freeman, born Mch. 17, 
1743; died Aug. 10, 1791; married, second, (June 10, 1792?), Anne Toms, born Jan. 10, 1754. 
He was ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church, at Cranbury, from Oct. 14, 1802, until 
his death, in 1824. 

He was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. 

About 1804, he and his son, James, removed to Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., near Trenton, 
where they operated mills, woolen, grist and saw, a kiln and a distillery, later known as Hutchin- 
son's MiUs. 

1783, Mch. 25. He received from his parents, Matthias Mount, Sr., and Anne, his wife, 
two hundred and twenty acres, being the East End of their plantation. 


1805. John Mount and Anne, his wife, and James Mount and Amey, his wife, of Maiden- 
head, Himterdon Co., for £1,650, sold the land, in East Windsor, "to which John Mount hath 
title by deed of sale from his father, Matthias Mount," dated Mch. 25, 1783, to John Cham- 
berlain, of East Windsor. 

In 1823, he made his will and mentioned: his wife, Ann; son, James; daughter, Hannah, 
wife of John Mount, and grandson, John Conover, son of his daughter Anna. Executors: his 
son, James, and his son-in-law, John Mount. 


144 James (Lawrence) Mount, bom 11, 10, 1765. 

145 Ann Mount, born May 9, 1771; died July 11, 1791; married Conover, and 

had son, John Conover. 

146 Hannah Mount, born Aug. 7, 1780; married, Apr. 24, 1800, John Mount, 222, 

son of Hezekiah and Mary (Patterson) Mount, 89. 

147 John Mount, born 12, 7, 1786; died 7, 24, 1791. 

51 HUMPHREY MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 12, was born 1745-6, and baptized, 
at Cranbury, July 13, 1746; "died Sept. 22, 1801, in 56"" year of his age, an elder in i'' Pres- 
byterian Church of Cranberry," from Dec. 12, 1792, till his death. Buried, at Cranbury, by the 
side of "Abigail, his widow, died Jan. 27, 1837, in her 83"''^ year." His wife was Abigail Baylis, 
born 1754-5. Symes says his death occurred Sept. 27, but it was more correctly Sept. 22, 1801. 

Humphrey Mount was a Revolutionary soldier. 

1783, Mch. 25. Matthias Mount, Sr., and Ann, his wife, conveyed, for £400, to their son, 
Humphrey, the West End of their plantation, in Windsor township, being two hundred and 
twenty acres. 

They both left wills. 


148 Mary Mount, bom Mch. 8, 1773; married, Jan. i, 1800, Elijah Mount, 131, son 

of Matthias and Margaret Mount. 
• 149 John Bayhs Mount, born 1781. 

150 Samuel H. Mount, born Oct. 18, 1777. 

151 Daniel Mount, born June 22, 1786. 

152 Humphrey Mount, born June 13, 1790. 

153 Anna Mount, born June 18, 1783; married, Oct. 15, 1806, John Hulick. 

154 Matthias Mount, born Mch. 18 1775- \ Not mentioned in father's will. 

155 Isaac Mount, born Nov. 27, 1788. j 

52 ANN MOUNT, daughter of Matthias Mount, 12, died Apr. 8, 1824; married, Nov. 
12, 1772, WiUiam Perrine, of South Amboy, who, in his will, dated May 8, 1820; proved Dec. 4, 
1820, calls her "Hannah." According to the Cranbury records, she was baptized as Ann, 
daughter of Matthias Mount, Apr. 23, 1749. "Hannah Perrine was born Feb. 11, 1749." ac- 
cording to a Bible record in the possession of Howland Perrine, and she is called Hannah, on 
her tombstone, at Cranbury. 

WilUam Perrine was a Revolutionary soldier, born 11, 28, 1743; died Nov. 25, 1820. 

Lydia Perrine, born 1774; died, prior to May 8, 1820; married Thomas Baldwin. 
Anna Perrine, bom 1773; died prior to May 8, 1820; married Israel Baldwin. 


Dr. William Williamson Perrine, born 1793; married Sarah Voorhees; had two 

daughters; moved to Philadelphia, Pa. 
Matthias Perrine, bom 1775; married Ann Knott. 

Peter Perrine, born 1777; married Ann Duncan; moved to New York. 
John Perrine, born 1779; married Betsey Riggs. 
Margaret Perrine, bom 1780; married Major James Cook (Cash). 
Rev. Humphrey M. Perrine, born 1786; a Professor at Princeton College; mar- 
ried Fanny Dodds, and had son. Dr. William Perrine. 
Rebecca Perrine, bom 1792; married John McMichael. 

Daniel Perrine, born 1784; married a Holmes. 1 These two are named in Clay- 
Hannah Perrine, born 1788. / ton's History of Middlesex Co. 

53 THOMAS MOUNT,* son of Matthias Mount, 12, went from New Jersey, presumably 
about 1768, to Fauquier Co.; later to Shelby Co., Ky., where he died about 1815. He married 

Mary , and was "the ancestor of the late Gov. James A. Mount, of Indiana, the late 

WilUam Sidney Mount, a banker, and Mayor and City Treasurer of New Orleans, and the late 
Charles Mount, a famous lawyer of Mississippi," wrote Paul W. Mount, Esq. 

He was a man of large wealth, owning many slaves and much land, which he bequeathed, 
equally, to his children, by a will, recorded in Shelby Co., Ky. In this instrument, he alludes to 

*Thomas Mount, probably a grandson of Thomas Mount, 53, went, with his brother, Stephen, to Virginia, and from there to 
Rajonond, Miss. He died in 1861. 

William S. Mount, of McComb, Miss.; died 1882; married Paralee Grayson. 
Issue 10 children; all dead but 

William Mount 

Matilda Mount 

Page Mount 

Bettie Mount 

Paralee Mount 
Charles Edwin Mount, of Raymond, Miss.; died 1881; married, 1837, Mary Eliza Roberts; died 1873. 

Mary Mount 

Corisande Mount 

Thomas E. Mount, bom 1843; died 1904. 

Pauline Bertha Mount; married McDougall, of Palestine, La. 

Jasper Mount 
Joseph Mount; died, 1850; single, of yellow fever. 

Thomas Lafayette Mount, of Baltimore; married Sophie Keener; died 1904. 

Carroll Mount 

Mary Mount 

Keener Mount 
Martha Mount 
Mary Frances Mount; married McRoberts. 

Stephen Mount, probably a grandson of Thomas Mount, 53, went with his brother, Thomas, to Virginia. 
Mary Tom Moimt, of Vicksburg, Miss.; married Julius Klein. 
Annie Mount; married Julius Bradfield. 

Sarah Mount, of Baltimore, Md.; married Anderson. 

Daughter Mount; went to Missouri. 

Atwell Mount, a descendant, perhaps a grandson of Thomas Moimt, 53, was bom, in Virginia, in 1806; was of Kentucky in 
1813; of Indiana in 1828; died 1881. He had twelve children. 
James Atwell Mount, bom, in Indiana, 1843; died 1902; was Governor of the State in 1897; married Kate A. 


Rev. Harry N. Mount, of Indianapolis Presbyterian Church. 


his plantations in Virginia, and plantations in Kentucky, one of which, in the latter state, 
amounted to five thousand acres. 

Issue /• 

156 Matthias Mount, born Mch. 11, 1767; died Jan. 23, 1848; married, first, Eliza- 

beth Stephenson, born Nov. 6, 1776; died Feb. 16, 1805; married, second, Ann 
EUiott, born Dec. 31, 1778; died Mch. 29, 1847. 

157 John Mount. Went to Kentucky, like his brother, Matthias Mount. He re- 

mained there and became a large slave holder. 

158 EUjah Mount 

159 Ezekial Moimt 

160 Hannah Mount; married a Maddon. 

161 PoUy Mount; married a Barnit. 

162 Letitia Moimt; married Jonathan Swindler. 

163 Rhoda Moimt; married James Beatty. 

164 WiUiam Mount 

165 Thomas Moimt 

166 Amos Mount 

167 Jasper Mount 

56 JEMIMA MOUNT, daughter of Timothy Mount, 13, married Samuel White, prob- 
ably the son of Robert and Margaret (Hartshorne) White, because he named one child after 
Jemima's father, and two others, Robert and Margaret. 

Robert White. Administration, on his estate, was granted to Samuel W. Trafford, 

July 30, 1845. 
Timothy White; married, Mch. 9, 1797, Hannah, daughter of Richard and 

Catharine (Shepherd) Crawford. Administration granted, on his estate, to 

Jarrat Morford, Jan. 18, 1842. 
Margaret White; married, first, Ebenezer Hart; second, a Wardell. 
Mehitable White, born Aug. 27, 1763; died Mch. 15, 1849; married, October, 

1782, Samuel Trafford, who died June 22, 1806. 

59 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Joseph Mount, 16, was born 1748; died 1822; buried 
at Tennent Church. He resided at Matcheponix, as early as June i, 1772, when he bought land 
of Nicholas Van Wickle, and where he and his wife, Mary, sold land, for $5,000, to George 
Snowhill, in 181 1 . His Christian name was contracted to Tice, by which name he was commonly 

He was a Revolutionary soldier and a large property holder. 

Issue by first wife 

168 Joseph Mount; died 1839; married Sophia, daughter of Henry Delatosh. Had 


169 Hugh Taylor Mount, born Jan. 9, 1774; died Aug. 24, 1857; buried at Tennent 

Church; married, June 25, 1798, Catharine, daughter of Cornehus Johnson, 
born Aug. 22, 1776; died Feb. 25, 1851. Had issue. 

170 Fanny Mount; married David Larrison. 


Issue by second wife 

171 Catherine Mount; not twenty-one, Mch. 28, 1803. 

172 Rebecca Mount 

61 JOSEPH MOUNT, son of Joseph Mount, 16, lived near Princeton, N. J. He was 
born about 1750, and died 1826; married Mary, daughter of John BayUs, of Kingston, N. J. 


173 John Mount, born May 10, 1777; died Mch. 21, 1853; buried at Trenton; mar- 

ried, first. May 12, 1799, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Norris) 
Smith, bom 1780; died 1835; second, 11, 3, 1836, Hester Seaman. Had issue. 

174 William Mount; disappeared. 

17s Margaret Mount; living in 1875; buried at Lambertville, N. J.; married Jona- 
than P. Burroughs. 

176 Mary Mount; died December, 1873; unmarried; buried at Lambertville, N. J. 

177 Anne Mount; married Frederick Cox; Uved at SomerviUe, N. J. 

178 Sarah Mount; died 1868; married, 1808, Gerrit D. Stryker; resided at Lambert- 

ville, N. J. 

179 Susan Moimt; unmarried. 

180 Amy Mount, born Dec. 20, 1790; married WiUiam Webster, and moved to 

Terre Haute, Ind., and had: Frederick Webster and James Webster. 

181 Euphemia Mount; died, in 1821, in Indiana; unmarried. 

65 TIMOTHY MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 18, was born Dec. 19, 1784; died 8, 
II, 1863; married Cornelia, daughter of Robert and Catharine Hill, born Jan. 3, 1783; died 
Dec. 25, 1865. 


182 Mark L. Mount, bom Apr. 13, 1807; died 1891; married Catharine S 

Had issue. 

183 John H. Mount, born Dec. 29, 1808; married Mary EUzabeth Swan. 

184 Joseph E. Mount, bom Jan. 23, 1811; married Elizabeth Ann 

185 Mary Ann Mount, born May 29, 1813. 

186 Margaret H. Mount, born July 17, 1815; died yoimg. 

187 Margaret Amelia Mount, born Jan. 13, 181 7; married a Maxson, and had 

Timothy Maxson, of Navesink, N. J. 

188 WilUam S. Mount, born Dec. 13, 1819; not named in his father's will. 

189 Timothy Mount, born Feb. 6, 1822. 

190 Matthias Mount, born Oct. 20, 1825; not named in his father's will. 

191 Cornelia Mount; died, young, at Middletown, Sept. 15, 1828. 

69 REBECCA MOUNT, daughter of John Mount, 20, was born "Wednesday r6 July 
1746"; married, prior to 1774, Job Layton. His will is, at Freehold, dated Aug. 31, 1820; 
proved Jan. 26, 1827. 

Isstie • 

EUzabeth Layton, born Jan. 29, 1774; died Aug. 7, 1828; married Isaac, son of 
David and Elizabeth (Davis) Burdge, born Feb. 28, 1767; died Mch. 22, 1858. 

Rebecca Layton, born Jan. 7, 1776; died Feb. 24, i860; married, Aug. 8, 1793, 
WiUiam Wilson, born Jan. 5, 1766; died Sept. 15, 1837; buried in Fairview 
Cemetery, Middletown, N. J. Her epitaph says: died Feb. 21, i860. 


John Layton, born Jan. 21, 1772; died Apr. 5, 1844; married, Nov. 8, 1801, 

Elizabeth Mersereau. 
Job Layton 

Euphame Layton; died prior to Aug. 31, 1820; married Joseph Cooper. 
Sally Layton, born June i, 1781; died Sept. 4, 1859; married, Aug. 16, 1801, 

Peter Mersereau. 

71 WILLIAM MOUNT, son of John Mount, 20, was born Aug. 25, 1750; died Oct. 3, 
1804; married, Dec. 25, 1782, Rebecca, daughter of Edward and Rebecca Stevenson, born 
July 6, 1761; died July 23, 1798. 

Guardianship proceedings for Elizabeth and Margaret, daughters of Wilham Mount, 
over fourteen years of age, by Timothy B. Mount, Elizabeth Covenhoven and Lydia Mount, 
brother and sisters of the deceased. 1805, January Term, Monmouth County Orphans' Court. 


192 Timothy B. Mount, born Oct. 6, 1783; died May 17, 1797. 

193 Cornelius S. Mount, born Apr. 14, 1787; died July 18, 1857; married, Jan. 26, 

1809, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Hankinson, who died Jan. 23, 1862. Had 

194 Rebecca S. Moimt, born Dec. 6, 1789; married, first, Jan. 25, 1810, Edward 

Tilton, who died 1815; second, Sept. 25, 1816, Benjamin Cooper. 

195 Edward Mount, born May 30, 1792. 

196 Ehzabeth Mount, born May 8, 1793; died Aug. 16, 1831: (tombstone reads: 

died. May 16, 1831, aged 38, 3, 8); married Richard Corlies, born Nov. 18, 
1797; died Jan. 2, 1879. 

197 Margaret Mount, born Dec. 31, 1795; died Nov. 19, 1872; married James 

Beadle, born Oct. 28, 1797; died Mch. 22, 1879. 

198 Timothy Mount, born May 17, 1797. 

74 MARGARET MOUNT, daughter of John Mount, 20, was born, near Middletown, in 
1756, and died, at White Hill, in the Delaware, May 4, 1830; married, in 1777, George Wood- 
ward, born 1744; died Dec. 25, 1817, (aged 73 years), who was a son of the second Anthony 
Woodward. He was taken to task, 1781, 4, 5mo., for marrying out of meeting, (Chesterfield 
Monthly Meeting). 

Not less than fifteen of her relatives served in the Revolutionary Army. Timothy Mount, 
her brother, was Colonel, and one of Washington's most trusted agents; so serviceable was he, 
that Congress granted him a large tract of land in Ohio. 

Tradition relates that he plotted to take General Arnold a prisoner, in New York City, and 
to carry him, after capture, within the Knes of the Continental Army. Twice the plans for his 
seizure were all laid, but a dinner party, on the one occasion, and a severe storm on the other, 
made them of no avaU. (E. M. Woodward's Contributions to the History of Burlington). 

Lydia Woodward; married Wilham Woodhouse, of Philadelphia. 
Margaret Woodward; married Jacob Seebohm, of Philadelphia. 
George Woodward; married Margaret Wynkoop; moved to Montgomery Co., 

Rebecca Woodward; married Thomas Field, of Philadelphia. 
Jesse Woodward; died, at White Hill, N. J., 1830; no issue. 


Martha Woodward; married Isaac Field. 

Anthony Woodward; died, June 24, 181 7, aged 21 years. . 

76 JOSEPH MOUNT, son of Samuel Mount, 21, was born 1757, and died 1802; mar- 
ried Mary Edwards. 


199 Richard Edwards Mount, born 1786; died 1872; married, in 1813, Maria, 

daughter of Capt. Ware Branson, born 1792; died 1878. He was a Captain in 
the War of 1812, and, in 1821, Colonel of a New York Militia regiment. He 
possessed great wealth. 

82 JOSEPH MOUNT, son of James Mount, 22, while baptized, at Christ Church, 
Shrewsbury, Dec. 29, 1770, was born, perhaps, about 1762. He married Sarah, daughter of 
Thomas Morford, of Shrewsbury, who was born Sept. 24, 1768, and died Sept. 30, 1823. 

Joseph Mount was li\ang, Jan. 30, 1824, when he conveyed land to his son, Horatio, but 
had died prior to June 6, 1831, when his son, Horatio Mount and wife, Matilda, of Shrewsbury, 
and Edward Mount, of New York City, conveyed to Joseph King, of Shrewsbury, two-thirds of 
the land left to them and their brother, George Mount, by Thomas Morford, their grandfather. 
His residence was in Shrewsbury, on land derived from Thomas Morford, (by wiU dated Dec. 
6, 1816), bounded by James and Michael Mount, and which Morford had bought from James 
Moxmt, and in which he, Joseph Mount, 82, and his wife, Sarah, had a Ufe interest, with rever- 
sion to their sons, who disposed of the same as given above. 


200 Joseph Mount; baptized May 27, 1799. 

201 George M. Mount; married Mary 

202 Edward Mount 

203 Horatio Mount; married Matilda 

204 Rebecca Mount 

205 Hannah Moimt 

84 MICHAEL PRICE MOUNT, son of James Mount, 22, resided at Shrewsbury. He 
married. May 10, 1809, Abigail Cooper, baptized June 8, 1823. He was a resident of New York 
City in 1830. 


206 Alfred W. Mount 

207 Cynthia Mount; baptized June 8, 1823; married John Lamoin. 

88 RICHARD MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 23, resided on his estate, called Kil- 
dare, at Upper Freehold. He was born May 18, 1741; died July 12, 1825; married, first, Lydia 
Dey, born May 10, 1748; died Feb. 10, 1804; second, Ann, widow of Peter Job. He is named as 
eldest son, in the wiU of his grandfather, Richard Mount, July 22, 1777. His own wiU is on 
record, at Freehold, written Oct. 16, 1824; proved Aug. 8, 1825. Richard Mount and his wife, 
Lydia (Dey), are buried in the Baptist Churchyard, Hightstown. 

He was a man of considerable means. 

1795, May II. He bought from Samuel Mount, for £3,000, "all that certain messuages, 
farms and plantations, commonly called and known by the name of Kildare, in the counties of 
Monmouth and Middlesex," amounting to four himdred acres. 


1798, Feb. 15. He added one hundred and twenty-six acres of land, along Millstone Creek, 
in East Windsor township, to his holdings, for which he paid Nicholas Hooper £500. 


208 Thomas R. Mount, born Jan. 26, 1777; died Jan. 4, 1855; married, first, Jan. 21, 

1802, Margaret Cook (Freehold Records); second, 4, 9, 1809, Margaret Hen- 

209 Peter Dey Mount, born 3, 28, 1780; died 12, 7, 1842; married, Dec. 29, 1803, 

Margaret, daughter of Matthias and Phebe (Combs) Rue, bom Feb. 27, 1785; 
died 9, 6, 1870. 

210 WUham R. Moimt ("KiUdear"), born 1783; died, Apr. 30, 1847, aged 64 years, 

2 months and 3 days; buried at Hightstown; married Corneha Thompson, 
bom 1789; died, Dec. 15, 1852, aged 63 years, 8 months and 23 days; buried 
at Hightstown. 

211 Rachel Mount, bom Feb. 13, 1769; died Mch. 11, 1833; married Samuel, son 

of Samuel and Frances (Cook) Mount, born Apr. 30, 1759; died Jime 18, 1853. 

212 Margaret Mount; married a Cox; went West. 

213 Nancy Mount, born Aug. 28, 1778; died 1856; married Samuel Ely. 

214 Rebecca Mount; married, Mch. 11, 1795, Britton Moore; went West. 

215 Mary Mount, bom 1775; died, Apr. 5, 1856, aged 81 years, 2 months and 25 

days; buried at Hightstown; married, Feb. 3, 1803, Redford, son of Peter and 
Ann Job; died, Mch. 23, 1850, aged 70 years, 6 months and 18 days. Both 
buried at Hightstown. 

216 Lydia Mount, born 1780; died Mch. 14, 1810; married, Jan. 14, 1801, James 


217 Phebe Movmt; married Daniel Dey. 

218 Euphemia Mount, born 1781; died 1856; married, first, Jan. 6, 1802, James 

Montgomery Johnson; second, Jan. 5, 1832, Judge John Baylies Mount. 

89 HEZEKIAH MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 23, resided at East Windsor. 

1795, May I. Richard Mount and Lydia, his wife, of Monmouth Co., for £1,794, gold, 
sold to Samuel Ely, lands at Windsor, "which lands were purchased by Thomas Moimt, father 
of said Richard, by deed dated Apr. 7, 1771, and by said Thomas Moimt willed, Apr. 7, 1777, 

unto his two sons, Richard and Hezekiah Mount, to be equally divided between them the 

place where Richard Mount lately dwelt." 

1806, Aug. 2. Hezekiah Mount was one of the Trustees of the Baptist Church, in Hights- 
town, in East Windsor, Middlesex Co. 

1807, Oct. 24. He made his wUl; proved Dec. 14, 1807, in which he mentioned: wife, 
Mary, and appointed his brother, WiUiam Mount, and his son, Thomas, executors. Some of 
his sons were not of age. 


219 Thomas Mount; married, Dec. 17, 1801, Rebecca Chamberlain. 

220 Hezekiah Mount, born 8, i, 1792; married, 7, 2, 1814, Charity Voorhees, bom 

1795; died 1837. — 

221 Nehemiah Mount; eldest son; married Ezuba Newall. 

222 John Mount, bom 1780; died, 1876, aged 96 years; married, Apr. 24, 1800, 

Haimah, daughter of John and Hannah (Freeman) Moimt, born 1780. 


223 Samuel Mount, born 1784; died 1873; married Hannah Chamberlain, born 

Mch. 3, 1 791; died July 3, 1842. 

224 WilHam H. Mount; died prior to 4, 2, 1839; married, Sept. 16, 1812, Sarah, 

widow of Vincent Wetherill. 

225 Jane Mount; married John Chamberlain. 

226 Richard Mount; married Eliza P 

Rebecca, Hannah and John Chamberlain were sisters and brother, and children of John 
Chamberlain and (Rebecca?) Mount. 

91 SAMUEL MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 23, married Patience They re- 
sided at East Wmdsor, where. May 7, 1806, he sold two hundred and thirty-six acres of land, 
for $11,812.50, adjoining land of WiUiam Mount, to Wilson Hunt. After this transaction, he 
went West to Warren Co., Ohio, with most of his famUy. 


227 Thomas Mount, born 10, 23, 1770. 

228 Mary Moimt, bom 11, 7, 1772. 

229 Ann Mount, born i, 15, 1775. 

230 John Mount, born 3, 6, 1777; died, Oct. 19, 1820, aged 47 years, 7 months and 

12 days; buried at Hightstown; married Rebecca Perrine Dec. 28, 1796. 

231 Rebecca Mount, born 8, 20, 1779. 

232 Amos Mount, born 8, 19, 1782; died 9, 29, 1857; married Nancy Kirby, bom 

ID, 12, 1785; died I, 2, 1864. 

233 Rachel Mount, bom 3, 5, 1785. 

234 Patience Mount, born 8, 30, 1788; died 12, 18, 1818. 

235 Katherine Mount, bom 3, 15, 1791; died 3, 26, 1821. 

236 EUjah Mount, born 12, 26, 1793; died 4, 15, 1821. 

92 WILLIAM MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 23. Both he and his wife are buried at 
Hightstown. His tombstone says he died, Mch. 11, (Bible says 14), 1818, aged 74 years, 8 
months and 3 days; her tombstone says died, Feb. 15, 1817, aged 61 years and 2 months. 
(Bible says she was born Feb. 13, 1756.) He married, by license dated Nov. 20, 1775, Rebecca, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah Cox. 

1811, Oct. 16. He is mentioned in deeds and calls himself "miller." 

1818, Jan. 15. He made his will; proved Apr. 6, 1818, and styles himself of Upper Freehold. 


237 Achsah Mount, born Feb. 2, 1782; died Oct. 13, 1848; married, Nov. 26, 1800, 

John J. Ely, born May 7, 1778; died Jan. 11, 1852. 

238 Mary C. Mount, born 1780; married, Jan. 28, 1802, George Ely; went to Ohio. 

239 Hiram Mount, born Aug. 10, 1786, says Bible: died, Jan. 9, 1847, ^g^d 60 years, 

4 months and 30 days; married Margaret, sister to Enos, and daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Forman) Allen, born Mch. — , 1790; died, Feb. 13, 1865, 
aged 74 years and 11 months. Mary Forman was the daughter of Andrew 

240 David Mount, born Feb. 3, 1778. Mentioned in Freehold Deeds May 23, 1801. 

241 Hezekiah Mount, born July 5, 1788; married Catherine, daughter of Taylor 

Moimt. Removed to Indiana. 


242 Abijah Mount, bom Dec. 16, 1795; died 1877; married, Feb. 6, 1817, Mary 

Chamberlain, born Feb. 27, 1797; died, jime (20?), 1881, aged 85 years. 

243 Addison Momit, bom Apr. 16, 1798.; married Hetty, daughter of John Clayton; 

went to Illinois. 

244 Sarah Mount, born Jan. 15, 1791. 

93 MICHAEL MOUNT, son of Michael Mount, 24, according to Mrs. Charles P. Britton, 
126 West State St., Trenton, married Mary 

This Michael Mount must have been he whose land was sold by the Sherifi, October, 1807, 
and as it was sold to Garrit P. Wikoff, I imagine it was the same Michael Mount on whose 
estate Garret P. Wyckoff and Gilbert Hendrickson were appointed administrators in 1812. 


245 Mary Ann Mount; died single. 

246 Hannah Moimt; married George HoweU; lived in Philadelphia. 

247 Jefferson Mount; married Miss MilUe ; hved in Boston. 

248 Forman S. Moimt, born about 1802; died July, i860; married Catherine Dennis. 

94 ELIZABETH MOUNT, daughter of Michael Mount, 24, was born Jan. 12, 1756; 
died July 24, 1832; married, by Ucense dated May 2, 1771, Jacob Hendrickson, son of Gilbert 
and Elizabeth (Polhemus) Hendrickson, born Mch. 15, 1744; died Aug. 15, 1810. 

Forman Hendrickson; married Theodosia, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth 

(Grover) Hendrickson, bom Nov. 2, 1795. 
Jacob Hendrickson; died Nov. 7, 1826; married Sarah Vandeveer, bom Jan. 28, 

1790; died Dec. 3, 1878. 

95 REBECCA MOUNT, daughter of Michael Mount, 24, married, first, Samuel P. 
Forman, and is called Rebecca Forman in the will of her father, Feb. i, 1805, but in the ^^^ll of 
her mother Mary, 8mo., 19, 1809, she is called Rebecca Rainburgh, and has a son, Michael 
Forman. Her own will, at Freehold, made and probated in 1840, shows that she must have died 
in that year. 

1814, Mch. 29. Rebecca Forman, of Upper Freehold, sold to Appollo Meirs, a house left 
her by the will of her father, Michael Mount. (The discrepancy between her surname here and 
as in her mother's will, is to be looked up.) 

Michael Forman; lived at Allentown. 
Eleanor Forman; unmarried. 
MolUe Forman; married Humphrey Mount. 

Himaphrey Mount 

Mollie Moimt 
Ehzabeth Forman; married John Lawrence Hendrickson. 
Peter Forman; married , and had issue. 

96 FORMAN MOUNT, son of Michael Mount, 24, married Margaret, daughter of 
Alexander and Ann (Marshall) Edwards, born Apr. 18, 1760; died about 1834. He resided, 
with his wife, at Middletown Point in 1795, and in 1806, at Northern Liberties (Philadelphia). 



249 Ann Mount, born 1786; died, Dec. 6, 1848, aged 62 years; married Nathaniel 

Britton, born Dec. 16, 1786; died Mch. 31, 1833. Both are buried in Presbyter- 
ian Churchyard, Allentown. 

250 Michael Mount; lost at sea; unmarried. 

251 Margaret Mount, born 1789; died Dec. 26, 1833; married Nicholas Britton, 

born 1 79 1. She is buried at Yellow Meeting House, Allentown. 

252 Edwards Mount; married Sally He was appointed sailing master, Jan. 

28, 1815, and up to 1820, was stationed on Lake Erie. He died at his home, 
near the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, and his wife, later, in Pennsylvania. No 

253 Forman Marshall Mount, born May 4, 1793; died May 14, 1827; married Mary 

Ann Russell, a very beautiful Englishwoman. 

254 Mary Mount, born 1787; died Oct. 13, 1861; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 

Trenton; married John Hughes. 

97 JAMES MOUNT, son of Ezekiel Mount, 25, was bom 1752; died Dec. 27, 1786; 
married Jane, daughter of John and Jane Gaston, born Dec. 11, 1758; died Jan. 7, 1808. She 
afterwards married, prior to July, 1791, Lewis Anderson. James Mount was appointed guardian 
of John and Martha Rue, May 3, 1780, and she administratrix of his estate, Jan. 24, 1787. 

1 79 1, July. In the settlement of her accounts as administratrix, she calls herself Jane 
Anderson, formerly Mount, administratrix, and says James Mount was guardian of 
Matthias Rue. 


255 Ezekiel I. Mount, born 8, 17, 1777; died 1865; married, first, Leah R ; 

second, Mch. 12, 1814, Margaret Gaston, born 1790; died 1874. 

256 John Mount, born 7, 24, 1779; married Ann (Scott?) 

257 Catherine Mount, born 1784; married, after June 20, 1805, and prior to Feb. 8, 

1808, Peter, son of John and Mary (LaRue) Perrine, born Mch. 3, 1768; died 
Sept. 6, 1846. 

258 Rebecca Mount, born 1786. 

259 Sexton Mount, born 7, 24, 1781; married, June 4, 1808, Margaret Mount. 
260 Mount; possibly Jane, a witness to deed, June 20, 1805. 

98 JESSE MOUNT, son of Ezekiel Mount, 25. 
1801. Jesse Mount was fined £5, in Upper Freehold. 


261 Jefferson Mount 

262 Ezekiel J. Mount, born 1809; died 1897; married Emeline L , born 1815; 

died 1890; buried at Perrineville. 

263 Ann or Nancy Mount; married, Jan. 5, 1825, Joseph Emley. 

264 Lydia Mount; married. May 13, 1824, Lewis Allen. 

265 Rebecca Mount; married Elijah Wall. 

266 Mary Mount; married Elijah Wall. 

99 WILLIAM MOUNT, son of Ezekiel Mount, 25, was born May 29, 1762; died July 
30, 1825. He was, apparently, the third son of Ezekiel Mount, not of age in his grandfather, 


Richard Mount's, will, July 22, 1777; married, Mch. 12, 1795, (Middlesex Records), Catherine 
Carlisle, who outlived him and was alive Oct. 6. 1830. 


267 Jesse Moimt, born Nov. 12, 1795; died Jan. 10, 1839; married, Aug. 14, 1824, 

Sarah S. Parker, bom Nov. 19, 1799; died July 26, 1856. 

268 Elizabeth Mount, bom 1797; died July 7, 1880. 

269 Enoch Mount. (Died FelD. 2, 1862?, and buried, at Hightstown?, aged 46 years). 

One, Enoch Mount, married Rebecca Rue and located at Hightstown. See 
Woodward's History of Mercer Co., p. 870. 

270 Rachel Moimt 

271 Hannah Mount, born June 18, 1803; died June 5, 1840. 

272 Richard R. Mount, born 12, 27, 1804; died, 7, 29, 1858, aged 53 years; married 

Mary C , bom 1815; died 1845. 

100 EZEKIEL MOUNT, son of Ezekiel Mount, 25, was born May 16, 1767; died, 
Sept. 17, 1849, aged 82 years, 4 months and i day; married, first, Helena Downs, bom Sept. 15, 
1772; died, Jan. 4, 1825, aged 52 years, 3 months and 19 days; second, Anne Wright, born 
Aug. 31, 1795; died May 6, 1859. All three are buried at Hightstown. 

Ezekiel Mount was called "New York" or "York Ezekieh" 

1845, Jan. 15. He made his will; proved Oct. 12, 1849, and called himself of Millstone, 
and mentioned : wife, Ann; sons, Morgan F., and Charles W. Mount, not twenty-one; "other 
children, residing in New York, or elsewhere." Executor: Richard Norton. 

Issue by first wife 

273 James Mount, born Nov. 13, 1790; died, Dec. 25, 1830, aged 40 years, i month 

and 12 days; buried in Hightstown yard. 

274 Randolph Mount 

275 Sexton Mount 

276 George Mount 

276a Rebecca Mount, born Aug. 23, 1795; died, July 25, 1812, aged 16 years, 11 
months and 2 days. 

277 Foreman Mount 

277a Lucy Mount, born Jan. 16, 1798; died, July 22, 1812, aged 14 years, 6 months 
and 6 days. 

278 Carohne Mount 

278a Eleanor Mount, born Feb. 5, 1809; died, Apr. 7, 1813, aged 4 years, 2 months 
and 2 days. Hightstown Yard. 

Issue by second wife 

279 Morgan F. Moimt 

280 Charles W. Moimt 

102 REBECCA MOUNT, daughter of Ezekiel Mount, 25, was born Sept. 28, 1758; 
died, Mch. 26, 1820, aged 61 years, 5 months and 28 days; buried at Hightstown; married John 
Chamberlain, born 1760; died, July 21, 1835, in 75th year; buried at Hightstown. 

Ezekiel Chamberlain; died, June i, 1799, in 7th year; buried at Hightstown. 
Harriet Chamberlain; youngest daughter; married a Van Nest. 


Vincent D. Van Nest 
John Chamberlain; married Jane Mount. 

Rebecca Chamberlain; married, Dec. 17, 1801, Thomas Mount. 
Hannah Chamberlain, born Mch. 3, 1791; died July 3, 1842; married Samuel 

103 ELIZABETH MOUNT, daughter of Ezekiel Mount, 25, married George Ely, of 
East Windsor. 

1806, June 25. He made his wiU, recorded at New Brunswick; proved Feb. 12, 1808, and 
mentioned: wife, Ehzabeth; sons, Ezekiel Ely and William Ely, neither twenty-one; sons, 
Richard, Saxtori and James, neither seventeen. He mentions having given to sons, John and 
George. Enoch Chamberlain was a witness. 

108 SAMUEL MOUNT, son of Samuel Mount, 26, was bom Apr. 20, 1759; died, 
June 18, 1853, aged 94 years, i month and 29 days; married Rachel, daughter of Richard and 
Lydia (Dey) Mount, born Feb. 13, 1769; died, Mch. 11, 1833, in 65th year. Both buried at 

1836, Aug. 26. In his will at Freehold; proved June 28, 1853, he calls himself of Millstone, 
and bequeathes a tanyard to his son Aaron. 

1853, June 20. Renunciation of Aaron Mount. 


281 Aaron Mount, born May 6, 1786; married, first, Apr. 2, 1814, Lydia Stillwell; 

second, Dec. 24, 1817, Elizabeth Dey. 

282 Zebulon Mount, born Jan. 16, 1800; died Aug. 25. 1870. 

283 Samuel Mount, born May i, 1802; died 1868; married Euphemia , born 

1803; died 1864; both buried at Cranbury. 

284 Peter Mount, born Mch. 9, 1804; died Sept. 7, 1858; buried at Hightstown. 

285 Timothy Mount, born June 4, 1793; died young. 

286 Timothy Mount, of Hightstown, born Nov. 30, 1796; died Feb. 22, 1845; buried 

at Hightstown. 

287 Lydia Mount, born July 4, 1791; married, Feb. 12, 1812, John M. Buckalew. 

288 Phebe Mount; married John Clayton. 

289 Mary Ann Mount, born Apr. 11, 1806; died July 14, 1882; buried at Maple- 

wood, Freehold; married. May 27, 1829, Henry Schenck, born Jan. 24, 1805; 
died Dec. 20, 1891. 

290 Eleanor Mount, born 1811. 

291 Richard Mount, born Jan. 31, 1788; married Sarah Dean. 

292 Foreman Mount, bom 1809. 

109 MICHAEL MOUNT, son of Samuel Mount, 26, was born June 23, 1768; died, 
July 31, 183 1, aged 63 years, i month and 8 days. He was named, as executor, in his 
father's wiU of 1801. He married, Dec. 16, 1801, Mercy Vaughan, born 1778; died, July 10, 
1 86 1, aged 83 years, 3 months and 20 days. Both buried at Hightstown. 

1831, Aug. 15. Letters of administration were granted on his estate, to Peter C. Bergen 
and Tomas Ely. 



293 Michael (Henry?) Mount; married, Apr. 2, 1827, Hannah Clayton. 

294 Parmelia A. Mount; married Ely.* 

110 JOSEPH MOtTNT, son of Samuel Mount, 26, was born 1757; died July 27, 1822. 
He married, prior to Apr. i, 1799, Theodosia, daughter of John and sister to Ruth Rogers, bom 

1822, Aug. 13. Administration was granted on his estate to his widow, Theodosia, his son, 
John, and John Emley. Theodosia Moimt died Mch. 4, 1846, leaving a will, on record at Mount 
Holly, dated Mch. 24, 1844; proved Mch. 27, 1846. 


295 John Mount; married Gertrude, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Wykoff) Sexton. 

296 Joseph Mount, of Manasquan; married Sophia 

297 Rebecca Mount; unmarried. See New Brunswick WiUs. 

298 Ezekiel Mount; married Ann 

299 Hannah Mount; married, June 29, 1826, John Harris. 

300 Ehzabeth Mount; married Peter Sexton. 

301 Susan Mount; married Thomas Forman. 

302 Samuel Mount; diedprior to Mch. 24, 1844. 

303 Sarah Mount; married, Apr. 2, 1825, Joseph Poinsett. 

117 GEORGE MOUNT, son of John Mount, 33, was born Feb. 8, 1757; died Dec. 17, 
1832; married Hester Pettinger, born 1765. 

George Mount, like his father, John Mount, and his brother, John Mount, was a Loyalist, 
and all three were attainted. 

1784, Feb. 10. George Mount, late of Middletown, was the son of John Mount, who was attainted. 
The father, [John Mount], was murdered by the Rebels, leaving a widow and a large family of children. The 
Memorialist is his eldest son and heir-at-law. His farm was about three miles from Middletown, and near the 
Shrewsbury River. Evidence given by John Mount, (produces conveyances from his elder brother, of aU rights, 
and a letter of attorney), second son of said John Mount, who was shot in September, 1779, says, he, John, now 
the claimant, is now twenty-two years of age, and lived with his mother until sixteen, when the Americans 
wanted him to join their army, on which he went off and joined the British Army in 1780. His father, [John 
Mount], owned two hundred acres, in Middletown, which came to him from his father; his father had owned 
it thirty-one years. He left a widow, who is now in possession of part of the house. He left three sons and three 
daughters. The claimant is the second son; Matthias is the third son; eldest sister, Chloe Thain, is now 
living in St. John; second sister, Sarah Pentar, is in the States; third sister, Oria Mount, is now with her 
mother. Witness: Captain Tilton, being sworn, testifies that George is the eldest son; knew second son, 
John, whom the Americans wanted to serve at the age of sixteen. George Mount, eldest son and heir of John 
Mount, arrived in New Brunswick, in June, 1787, with wife and two children. American Loyalists MS., in 
Lenox Library, New York, Vol. 16, p. 171. 

His father was Master of a schooner in the Government's service; died without a will; stayed in New 
York until the evacuation ; his wife was ill, and died about six months afterwards ; his mother is living. Idem, 
p. 518. 

1788, Oct. 17. George Mount makes affidavit. 


304 Matthias Mount, born Jan. 26, 1795; died young. 

305 Matthias Mount, born Mch. i, 1797. 

*Tombstones in Highstown Baptist Churchyard: 

Permelia, wife of John L. Ely, died, July 23, 1850, aged 32 years and 9 months. 

Martha Rebecca, daughter of John L. Ely, and Permelia Ely, died, Aug. 22, 1853, aged 4 years, 10 months and 22 days. 


306 John Mount, bom 3, 3, 1791; died 7, 12, 1839; married Barbara Myers, born 

1795; died 1835. 

307 George Mount, born 3, 5, 1799; died 183-; married Charlotte 

George Bell Mount, born 4, 3, 1822; of Philadelphia. 

308 James Mount, born i, 6, 1808. 

309 Sarah Mount, born i, 19, 1786. 

310 James Mount, born 4, 25, 1788; died young. 

311 Elizabeth Mount, born 3, i, 1793. 

312 Hester Mount, born 8, 9, 1801; died young. 

313 Hester Mount, born 1803. 

314 Martha Mount, born 10, 25, 1805. 

120 JOHN MOUNT, son of John Mount, ^^, was born 8, 22, 1764, yet, according to the 
preceding affidavit, the year of his birth is 1762. Sabine, in his American Loyalists, says, " John 
Mount went to St. John, New Brunswick, at the peace, and was a grantee of that City. He 
removed to Lancaster, in that Province, but died, while at St. John, in 1819, aged fifty-seven." 
Tliis statement would, likewise, make his birth date conform to 1762, but is it likely that Sabine 
drew his information from the manuscript just quoted. 

121 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of John Mount, 33, was born Nov. 21, 1766; died Mch. 
16, 1809; married Martha 


315 Euphemia Mount; died 1878; married Silleck Nichols. 

127 NESBIT MOUNT, reputed a son of Britton Mount, 42, was born Nov. 11, 1767; 
died, Dec. 7, 1856, aged 89 years and 26 days; buried in Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan; 
married Ann (Nancy) Webb, according to her grandson, Joseph F. Mount, born May 13, 1770; 
died, May 29, 1855, aged 85 years and 11 days. 


316 John Mount, born Nov. 11, 1790. 

317 Lucretia Mount, born Mch. 24, 1792. 

318 Umphry Mount, born Sept. 14, 1794. 

319 Brittain Mount, born Aug. 14, 1796; died, Apr. 10, 1831, aged 34 years, 7 months, 

and 27 days; married, Jan. 29, 18 18, Ann, daughter of Asher and Sarah 
(Osborn) Curtis, born Nov. 4, 1796; died Nov. 8, 1881. 

320 WilUam Mount, born Mch. 20, 1799. 

321 Joseph Mount, born Sept. 10, 1801; died, Aug. 26, 1874, aged 72 years, 11 

month and 15 days; married, first, July 21, 1821, Catherine D. Clayton, born 
July 28, 1800; second, Mch. 26, 1845, Charlotte (Curtis) Allen, born Mch. 15, 
1812; died, Sept. 29, 1877, aged 65 years, 6 months and 14 days. 

322 Zacharias Mount, born July 13, 1806; died, Feb. 9, 1836, aged 29 years, 6 months 

and 26 days; married, Aug. 2, 1833, Ann (Curtis) Mount, widow of his brother 
Brittain, born Nov. 4, 1796; died Nov. 8, 1881. 

323 Elizabeth Mount, born July i, 1808; married Benjamin Lewis. 

324 Susannah Mount, born Feb. 10, 1811; died Jan. 28, 1884; married, Feb. 7, 1829, 

Samuel Hannaway, born May 20, 1806; died Apr. 17, 1885. 


130 JOHN MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 47, married Elizabeth 

1808, Feb. 26. John Mount, Ehjah Moimt, and Matthew Rue, executors of Matthias 
Mount, late of West Windsor, conveyed to Richard Job, for $6,661.50, two hundred and twenty- 
eight acres. 

There are several deeds by John Mount, as executor of different estates. 


325 Gilbert Snowden Mount; baptized Feb. 19, 1792. 

326 Margaret Chamberlain Mount, bom 1794; baptized Apr. 20, 1794. 

131 ELIJAH MOUNT, son of Matthias Mount, 47, is reputed to have married Mary 
Mount, and he is also accredited with a child, unnamed, by a wife, Lydia Barclay, who was 
baptized, at Cranbury, Feb. 19, 1792. 

He was a Deacon of the Cranbury congregation, and is marked "Dismissed March 10, 

1808, Feb. 26. John Mount, Elijah Mount and Matthew Rue, executors of Matthias 
Mount, late of West Windsor, conveyed to Richard Job, for $6,661.50, two hundred and twenty- 
eight acres. 

He probably removed to Albany, N. Y., and is said to have had four children. 

1842, July 7. Elijah Mount, of Philadelphia, cabinet maker, and Susan H., his wife, are 
mentioned in Burhngton deeds. 

327 Mount; baptized, at Cranbury, Feb. 19, 1792. 

134 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Richard Mount, 48. 

Matthias Moimt, in his will, styles himself of Nottingham; commonly he is known as 
Matthias Mount, "of the Square," i. e. Hamilton Square, where he had an estate of one thou- 
sand acres. He died November, 1837, leaving a will recorded at Mount Holly, N. J. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Chambers. 

"Tradition says he and his father were both in the War of the Revolution, enlisting from Middlesex Co., 
the original line of which was then only a short distance East of the Mount farm. But it is highly probable that 
the family Hved in Middlesex Co., and came to this section at the close of the war." Joseph H. West, Esq. 


328 Richard C. Mount, born 11, 19, 1789; died, July 23, 1864, aged 74 years, 8 

months and 4 days; married, 1811, Theodosia Allen, born 1792; died, Aug. 13, 
1855, aged 63 years, 7 months and 15 days. 

329 Robert Mount, born 5, i, 1791; died 10, 29, 1875; married EUzabeth Combs. 

330 Rebecca Mount, born 8, 2, 1792; married Thomas Combs. 

331 Samuel Mount, born 12, 6, 1793; died 5, 9, 187 1; married, 1819, Rebecca (Combs) 

AUen, born 1796. 

332 Matthias Mount, "of the Square," as his father was also called, bom 12, 19, 1801 ; 

died 5, 4, 1870; married Phebe (Rogers) Hooper. 

333 Elijah Mount, born 4, 17, 1803; died, 1857, aged 53 years; married Sarah 

(Schenck) Van Nest; died, 1876, aged 77 years. 

334 Mary Mount, boril i, 25, 1804; died 1894; married EUsha Jewell, of Penn's Neck. 

335 Jane Mount; died young. 

336 David Mount; died young. 


144 JAMES MOUNT, son of John Mount, 49, was bom 1765; died 1840; married, 
first. Amy Combs; second, 10, 2, 1813, Permelia Emmons. 

1805, Apr. 24. John Mount and Ann, his wife, and James Mount and Amey, his wife, 
of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., conveyed to John Chamberlain, of East Windsor, for £1,650, 
land, in East Windsor, " to which John Mount hath title by deed of sale from his father, Matthias 
Mount," dated Mar. 25, 1783. Middlesex Co. Deeds. 

Issue by first wife 
337 John Mount (called Jonathan C); baptized, at Cranbury, Oct. 9, 1791; died, 

1813, aged 23 years. 
:ii& Thomas Cox Mount, born 11, 14, 1794; died, 8, 31, 1838, aged 43 years; married 

Mary B. Hutchinson, born 1801; died 1878. 
339 David Combs Mount, born June 22, 1799; died 3, 19, 1869; married, first, 

Hutchinson, a twin sister to Mary B. Hutchinson, born 1801; died, 

1833, aged 30 years; second, Ann E. Embly; died, 1897, aged 83 years. 
' 340 Ann Moimt, born Apr. 30, 1803; married Dr. Slack. 

Issue by second wife 

341 John Woodhull Mount, bom 1814; died 1877; married, first, 9, 19, 1838, Ma- 

tilda Veghte; married, second, 6, 3, 1848, Mary E. Davis. He was of New York 
City and later of Maryland. 

342 James Baldwin Moimt, born 10, 14, 1815; died, 9, 23, 1837, single. 

343 Matthias B. Mount, born 3, 23, 1817; died 5, 13, 1874; married, i, 8, 1839, 

CorneUa Barber. He was of New York City. 

344 George Alexander Mount, born 6, 30, 1820; died 12, 31, 1828. 

345 Hannah Mount, born 1829; died 1885; married Jesse A. Kirk, of Maryland. 

Mount Emmons Kirk 

149 JUDGE JOHN BAYLIS MOUNT, son of Humphrey Mount, 51, was born 1781; 
died 1864; married, first, Dec. 30, 1801, Hannah Johnes; second, Jan. 5, 1832, Effy, daughter of 
Richard and Lydia (Dey) Mount, and widow of James M. Johnson. His children were baptized 
at Cranbury. 

Issue all by first wife 

346 Daniel Johnes Mount, born Oct. 2, 1802; died, 1828, unmarried. 

347 Abigail Baylis Mount, born May 5, 1805; died 1896; married, Jan. 27, 1831, 

Col. Rescarrick Moore Smith, Treasurer of New Jersey. 

348 Hannah Mount, born Apr. 8, 1809; married, Nov. 23, 1830, Peter C. Bergen, born 

1792; died 1857. 

349 Stephen Mount 

350 Hatty Mount; married Rue. 

Johns Rue; married Ellen (BayUs?) 

140 SAMUEL H. MOUNT,* son of Humphrey Mount, 51. 

1838, Feb. 19. He made his will; proved Sept. 20, 1838, as of Upper Freehold, and men- 
tioned: wife, Lucy; daughter, Lydia Ann Reed, and her daughter, Ellen Reed; daughters, 

*It has been said that Samuel H. Mount was a son of William, of the Allentown family, but this is incorrect. 


Hannah Applegate and Abigail Mount. Executor: son, John S. Mount. Both Samuel H. 
Mount and his vnie are buried in the AllentowTi Presbyterian Cemetery. 


351 Lydia Ann Mount; married Reed. 

EUen Reed 

352 Hannah Mount; married Applegate. 

353 Abigail Mount 

354 John S. Mount, born 181 2; died, about 1878, aged 66 years; married Abigail B. 

(Hulick?); died, 1889, aged 70 years. Both are buried in Allentown Presby- 
terian Cemetery. 

151 DANIEL MOUNT, son of Humphrey Mount, 51, married Eliza P He died 

without issue. 

1814, Dec. I. Daniel Mount, of Upper Freehold, conveyed to John B. Mount, of East 
Windsor, for $2,100, part of land bequeathed to him by the will of the late Humphrey Mount, 
in East Windsor. 

152 HUMPHREY MOUNT, son of Humphrey Mount, 51, was born June 13, 1790; 
married Millie Forman, daughter of Samuel P. and Rebecca (Mount) Forman. If it is he who 
is buried in Allentown Presbyterian Cemetery, he died, Feb. 9, 1832, aged 40 years. 


355 Humphrey Mount 

356 Woodhull Foreman Mount; married Margaretta E He was of Albany, 

and then of Philadelphia. 

357 Thornton Mount; died without issue. 

358 Mary EUzabeth Mount 

153 ANNA MOUNT, daughter of Humphrey Mount, 51, married, Oct. 15, 1806, John 
Hulick. Their children were baptized at Cranbury. 

Humphrey Mount Hulick, born July 31, 1807. 
Hamilton Hulick, born Aug. i, 1809. 
Mary Ann Hulick, born Mch. 3, 1813. 
Catherine Amanda Hulick, bom July 22, 1815. 
Abigail Mount HuUck, born Sept. 19, 1818. 
Daniel Mount Hulick, born Sept. i, 1821. 

156 MATTHIAS MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, 53, was bom Mch. 11, 1767; died 
Jan. 23, 1848; married, first, Elizabeth Stephenson, born Jan. 16, 1776; died Feb. 16, 1805; 
second, Ann ElUott, born Jan. 23, 1778; died Mch. 29, 1847. He removed to Kentucky and 
later to Indiana. 

Issue by first wife 

359 Mary Stephenson Mount, born Dec. 15, 1791; married Benjamin Van Cleve. 

360 Thomas Jolly Mount, bom May 18, 1794; died May 30, 1842. He was of Indiana. 

361 James Mount, born July 11, 1797. 


362 William Mount, born Jan. 21, 1799; married Mary Still. 

363 John Mount, born Feb. 15, 1802; died Feb. 23, 1840; married Nancy Applegate, 

born Feb. 23, 1802; died Apr. or Nov. 3, 1885. He was of Indiana. 

364 Stephenson Mount, born June or July 11, 1804; died about 1900. He was of 

Stony Centre, Iowa. 

Issue by second wife 

365 Robert EIHott Mount, born Sept. 4, 1806; married Mary Jones. 

366 Elizabeth Mount, born Feb. 17, 1809; married George Clark. 

367 Matthias Mount, born Aug 7, 1810; of Indiana. 

368 Ann Jane Mount, born Feb. 7, 181 2; married Hugh Van Cleve. 

369 Commodore Clayton Mount, born Oct. 24, 1813; married Jane Gordon; was of 

Philadelphia, then Indiana. 

370 Martha Movmt, bom May or June 30, 1818; died Mch. 4, 1887; married Gordon 


371 Ehjah McClure Mount, bom May 22, 1820; died about 1906; married Rachel 

Miller. He was of Little York, Indiana. 


1 THOMAS MOUNT and Penelope Smith, from New Jersey, settled at East Setauket, 
Long Island. 


2 Thomas S. Moimt; married Julia Hawkins. 

3 Judge John Moimt 

2 THOMAS S. MOUNT, son of Thomas Mount, i, by wife Juha Hawkins, had 


4 Henry S. Mount, born 1802; died 1841; married Mary Ford, of Flemington, N. J. 

Was an artist of less distinction than his brother, William S. Mount. 

5 Shepherd Alonzo Mount, born 1804; married Elizabeth Elliott. 

6 William Sidney Mount, born 1807; died 1868; unmarried — the well known artist. 

7 Robert Nelson Mount 

8 Ruth Mount; married a Seabury. 

There was a Moses Mount, of Monmouth County, who married Lydia Bills, in 1739, and 
died in 1748. He had a son, Moses, who was an aide to General Washington. There is little 
doubt, if any, that this Hne belongs in George Mount's family, for, to quote Paul W. Mount, 
in the Newark, N. J., News, "the late Samuel Mount Schenck, Esq., mentions in his notes on 
the Mount family, that his mother, both of whose parents were Mounts, and direct descendants 
of George Mount, referred to Moses Mount, the son, who kept the hotel at Mount's Corner, 
now West Freehold, as having been a distant relative, but said ' she did not like to acknowledge 
it, as she did not countenance the business of the hotel.' Pretty hard on Moses, but as he had 
been an aide of General Washington, we can afford to feel charitable toward him. Mr. Schenck 
mentions, also, that this Moses Mount was a lover of fast horses and a great rider of race 


"Another old Mount trait, more commendable, perhaps, is foimd in connection ^\dth Nisbet 
Mount, previously referred to, who donated land in Manasquan, for a house of PubUc Worship, 
which, as deed expresses it, 'is to be free for all denominations professing Christians to worship 
Almighty God therein according to tne dictates of their own conscience who are of good stand- 
ing and moral character.' This exhibited a broad-mindedness and tolerant spirit in rather a 
marked contrast to a unique church edict affecting another Mount, which I found in the 
Hightstown Baptist Church records. It reads: 'Richard Mount Excluded from Communion 
and Church Fellowship for non-attendance and keeping bad company joined the Presby- 

In printing the Mount genealogy I am content to give the first six generations, as my in- 
terest invariably wanes as I recede from the founder of a family and his immediate descendants; 
then again it becomes the legitimate province of some of the Mount blood to follow the lines to 
the present time, rather than it should fall to a student of many families. I understand that 
this will be the case, for Mr. Paul W. Mount is employing his facile pen to such an end. To 
his contributions to the Newark (N. J.) News, as well as to the communications of Mr. J. R. 
Mount, in the same sheet, I am much indebted; and above all would I recognize my obliga- 
tions to my late esteemed friend, the Rev. William White Hance, whose industry was as great 
as his work was accurate, and who was a helpful friend for many years. 




TIMOTHY MURPHY was born, in Ireland, May 8, 1749; emigrated to America, in 1770, 
and died, May 8, 1812, aged 63 years. He married, in Cohansey, Salem County, N. J., in 1777, 
Mary, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Hartshorne) Garrison.* She was born Apr. 5, 1754, 
and died. May 2, 1834, aged 80 years and 27 days. He was a physician, a farmer, a school 
teacher, a Justice, etc. 

Shortly after his marriage, he purchased three hundred acres, five miles West of Middle- 
town, at Bethany, where he and his wife lived and died, highly honored and respected in the 
community. They were pioneers in Methodism, and before that Society was strong enough 
to build a house of worship, his home was used as a place of worship, and a residence for all 

Timothy Murphy, on the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, served in the ranks at the 
Battle of Monmouth and elsewhere. 


2 Anna Murphy 

3 William Murphy 

4 John Garrison Murphy 

5 Mary Murphy 

6 Francis Murphy 

7 Catharine Murphy, born, Jan. 10, 1790, at Bethany; died, Feb. 4, 1875, aged 85 

years and 25 days, unmarried, at Freehold. 

*Abraham Garrison married Mary Hartshorne, who was bom, in Middletown, N. J., in 1716. He died in October, 1754, 
and she married, second, Eh'as Bailey,t and died, Jan. 6, 1796, aged 80 years. 

John Garrison, bom, at Middletown, Oct. 11, 1744. 

Catharine Garrison, bom, at Middletown, Nov. 28, 1746. 

Elizabeth Garrison, bom, at Middletown, Apr. 14, 1748. 

Hartshome Garrison, bom, at Middletown, May s, 1750. 

Abigail Garrison, born, at Middletown, May 5, 1753. 

Mary Garrison, bora, at Middletown, Apr. 5, 1754. 
fWilliam, son of Ehas Bailey and Mary Hartshome, widow of Abraham Garrison, was bom, in Middletown, Oct. 18, 1759. 



8 Elizabeth Murphy, born Mch. 14, 1792; died, Sept. 20, 1877, aged 85 years, 6 

months and 6 days; married Cornelius Walling, born Dec. 22, 1769; died Oct. 
I, 1825. For issue see Walling Family. 

9 Joseph Murphy 

2 ANNA MURPHY, daughter of Timothy Murphy, i, was born, in Bethany, Middle- 
town, N. J., Oct. 3, 1778, and died, May 2, 1863, in Brooklyn, N. Y. She married, first, Joseph 
Michell, at Bethany, in 1795; second, George Ingraham, of Rhode Island, in 1812, who v/as 
born July 8, 1764, and died Mch. 6, 1832. 

Issue by first husband 

10 Lauretta Michell, born August, 1796; married Samuel Ingraham, in October, 1816. 

11 Mary Michell, born Mch. 11, 1798; married George Ingraham, Nov. 16, 1816; 

and died Feb. 17, 1858. 

Issue by second husband 

12 Timothy Murphy Ingraham, born September, 1813; died December, 1813. 

13 Rebecca Ingraham, born Aug. 22, 1818; married, May 24, 1836, Crawford C. 

Smith, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3 WILLIAM MURPHY, son of Timothy Murphy, i, was born, at Bethany, Apr. 19, 
1780; married Phebe Burge, Dec. 25, 1803, and died, Sept. 23, 1847, aged 67 years, 5 months 
and 4 days. She was born Apr. 14, 1781, and died Sept. 21, 1853. 


14 Timothy Murphy, born Mch. 13, 1805 ; died, at Keyport, July 29, 1887, unmarried. 

15 Richard Garrison Murphy, born Mch. 26, 1808; died July 30, 1808. 

16 William Murphy, born Nov. 12, 1809; died May 2, 1810. 

17 Mary Eliza Murphy, born Apr. 5, 1817; died Sept. 9, 1821. 

18 William Murphy, born Mch. 29, 1820; died May 19, 1843. 

4 JOHN GARRISON MURPHY, son of Timothy Murphy, i, was born, at Bethany, 
Jan. 7, 1783, and died, Feb. 11, 1853, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He married, first, Clarissa Runyon, 
of Princeton, N. J., who was born Aug. 15, 1785, and died July 30, 1824; second, Mch. 20, 
1825, Caroline Applegate, who was born July 8, 1808. His widow married, August, 1854, 
Elijah Stout, and died Jan. 24, 1881. 

Issue by first wife 

19 Henry Cruse Murphy, born, in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 3, 1810; died Dec. i, 1882; 

married, July 29, 1833, Amelia Greenwood, of Haverstraw, N. Y., born July 
10, 1813. 

20 Mary Murphy, born June 27, 1812; died young. 

21 Catharine Murphy, born Apr. 25, 1818; married, first, Horatio C. Riley, Jan. 9, 

1841. He died Dec. 30, 1843. She married, second, Francis B. Fitch, Dec. 20, 
1844, who died Sept. 10, 1870. She married, third, Winfield S. Mitchell, 
Feb. 19, 1885. 

Issue by second wife 

22 Mary Applegate Murphy, born Dec. 12, 1825; married Robert B. Clark. 

23 John G. Murphy, born Apr. 22, 1828; died Jan. 2, 1853. 


24 Clarissa Murphy, born Apr. 24, 1830; died May 11, 1863 ; married George H. Ford. 

25 Caroline Amelia Murphy, born Mch. 19, 1833; married William S. Thorn. 

26 Francis Asbury Murphy, born Aug. 17, 1836; died Sept. 27, 1882. 

27 William W. Riley Murphy, born Apr. 10, 1839; died Jan. 26, 1844. 

5 MARY MURPHY, daughter of Timothy Murphy, i, was born, at Bethany, Oct. 2, 
1784; married, Oct. 7, 1804, Richard Greenwood, born in 1776, and died Mch. 29, 1825. 


28 Eliza Booth Greenwood, born Dec. 24, 1805. 

29 Henry Greenwood, born May 13, 1803. 

30 Adeline Greenwood, born Oct. 23, 1808. 

31 Mary Hannah Greenwood, born Feb. 24, 1810. 

32 Sophia Greenwood, born Sept. 16, 181 1. 

2,2, Amelia Greenwood, born July 10, 1813; married Henry C. Murphy. 

34 Richard B. Greenwood, born Oct. 16, 1815. 

35 WiUiam Murphy Greenwood, born Jan. 12, 181 9. 

36 Benjamin Greenwood, born Nov. 20, 182 1. 

37 Joseph B. Greenwood, born Jan. 18, 1824. 

6 FRANCIS MURPHY, son of Timothy Murphy, i, was born, at Bethany, Feb. 10, 
1788; died Oct. 8, 1866; married Ann Bray, Apr. 18, 1811. She was born Mch. 6, 1794, and 
died Dec. 14, 1870. 


38 John Wesley Murphy, born Aug. 7, 181 2; married Lauretta Chandler. 

39 CaroHne Knott Murphy, born Nov. 7, 1814; married Frank Hatfield. 

40 Frances Amelia Murphy, born Sept. 20, 1817; died Mch. 16, 1885; married John 

S. Stillwell, who died Sept. 30, 1883. 

41 Timothy Ingraham Murphy, born July 14, 1819; married, first, Catharine Grant, 

Nov. 24, 1841. She was born July 4, 1818, and died, at Keyport, N. J., June 2, 
1873; married, second, Isabella S. Kisner, Aug. 22, 1875, born June 12, 1842. 

42 Ann Ogborne Murphy, born Dec. 6, 1821; married Rev. Garner Snyder, May 2, 

1849, born Feb. 27, 1821. 

43 Catharine Elizabeth Murphy, born Nov. 24, 1845; died Oct. 17, 1873; married, 

first, Aaron Peck; second, William Concklin. 

44 Mary Hartshorne Murphy, born Nov. 5, 1827; died Dec. 16, 1828. 

45 James Henry Murphy, born June 2, 1830; died Feb. 26, 1831. 

46 Mary Garrison Murphy, born Dec. 3, 1831; unmarried. 

47 WiUiam Spafford Murphy, born Apr. 30, 1834; died Mch. 8, 1883; married Mary 

E. Burnham, Aug. 5, 1857; born Sept. 29, 1834. 

48 Francis Asbury Murphy, born Apr. i, 1837; married, first, Carrie Ward, of Brook- 

lyn, N. Y., Nov. I, 1859, born June 20, 1838, and died Nov. 4, 1872; married, 
second, Josephine A. Silva, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 30, 1874, born May i, 1851. 

9 JUDGE JOSEPH MURPHY, of Freehold, son of Timothy Murphy, i, was born Jan. 
1797; died May 6, 1884; married Alice Holmes, Jan. i, 1820, born Aug. 2, 1802, and died 




49 Timothy Murphy, born Apr. 30, 1821. 

50 Hoknes W. Murphy, born Nov. 28, 1822. 

51 Louisa S. Murphy, bom Dec. 4, 1826. 

52 Phebe Murphy, born Oct. 14, 1828; died Oct. 17, 1866. 

53 Catharine Murphy, born July 20, 1830. 

54 Joseph Garrison Murphy, born Apr. 18, 1834; died Sept. 20, 1866. 

55 Ann Elizabeth Murphy, born July 15, 1838; died Feb. 13, 1879. 

56 William Henry Murphy, born Apr. 11, 1846; died Feb. 19, 1850. 




In the Church of St. Olave's, Hart Street, London, England, there is erected a monument 
to the memory of Sir William Ogborne: 

Near this 

Place Lyes the Body 


who dyed October 13* 1734 aged 72 

He was Mafter Carpenter to the 

Office of Ordnance 35 Years 

Sherriff of this City; 

Colonel of the Militia; 

An Elder Brother of the Trinity Houfe, 

And one of his Ma jef try's Juftices &c; 

A moft tender Hufband, loving Parent 

Sincere & kind Friend; a Man of great 

Piety and Vertue, mix'd with much 

Candor and Humanity; 

Endued with a Noble and 

Generous Difpofition; 
Always ready to Comfort 
^ ^ ^p'' and reHeve the Poor 

(k^ -^-^'^ ^ -^ and in every Circumftance 

.-J'/^^ of Life worthy Imitation 

Alfo the LADY JOYCE 
ReUct of S^ W". OGBORNE K' 
who Departed this Life 
Aug*. 4**^ 1744 
Malcolm's London, 1807, Vol. IV., and Rev. Alfred Povah's "The 
Annals of St. Olave's, Hart St., and AUhallows Staining." 



Will of Sir William Ogborne, dated Oct. 5, and proved Oct. 23, 1734, in which he men- 
tions himself as "Kn\ Citizen and Carpenter" of Rosemary Lane, Parish of St. Mary, White 
Chapel, County of Middlesex, and makes the following bequests: 

The freehold property, in Cheapside and Lawrence Lane, in occupancy, and an empty 
house adjoining, he gives to his wife Dame Joyce, and also the residence, in Rosemary Lane, 
during her lifetime, she paying £20, in half-yearly payments, to his Grandson, Ogborne 

Upon his wife's demise, these properties are given to his Grandson, Ogborne Churchill and 
Grand-daughter, Sarah Churchill, equally. In case both die before twenty-one years of age 
and leave no heirs, then these properties are to be equally divided between St. Thomas' Hospital, 
Southwark, County of Surrey, and The Carpenters' Guild, of London, for the benefit of their 

The testator also gave to his wife his coach, his chariot horses, plate, hay, corn, etc. He 
owned many houses leased to many individuals. 

To his sister, Mary Bedson, of Tower St., London, widow, he gave the other three mes- 
suages in Rosemary Lane, in occupancy. These properties at her decease to his Grandson, Og- 
borne Churchill and Grand-daughter, Sarah Churchill, who were his chief legatees, and in case 
of no issue to either of the grandchildren, the properties to St. Thomas' Hospital and The Car- 
penters' Guild, as mentioned above. 

To his wife Joyce one-third of his personal estate, as widow's thirds, and one-third "to 
my daughter, Mary Churchill," and the remaining one-third to his widow Joyce. 

To his Grandson, Richard Churchill, £200, as he, being the eldest son of his father and 
mother, was amply provided for as heir of his parents in their marriage settlement. 

To Walter Coleman, his son-in-law, Woolen Draper, of Black Fryerres, London, £200. 

To the Poor of Trinity House, £100. 

To the Poor Quakers, of RatcUffe Meeting, £20, to be distributed by his son-in-law, Walter 
Coleman, and his wife. Dame Joyce. 

To the Poor of the Carpenters' Guild. 

To Thomas Ogborne, of Hillingdon, County of Middlesex, Labourer, £10. 

His widow. Dame Joyce, to pay £1,000, due on purchase of property in Cheapside. 

Executors: Walter Coleman and his wife. Dame Joyce. 

Witnesses: J"° Martin, Sam" Troughton and Hudson Tastolf [or Tastotf]. 

His widow, Dame Joyce, died about ten years later, and was mentioned in her will as of 
Greenwich, Kent County, England. She was doubtless a second mfe for she mentions none of 
his legatees, except "Sister Mary Bedson." She willed her estate to her kinspeople, females, 
by the names of Williams, Clopton and Searles, and the residue of her estate to her nephew, 
William Singleton, of St. Christophers, West Indies. She made many bequests of good size 
to friends and servants. 

" Mr. Deputy Merry of Southwark was educated in this school [i. e. the Charity School] in grateful remem- 
brance of which he has left to it the reversion of property amounting to 2oo£ a year after the death of Mr. 
Ogborn, stationer in Bishopsgate street." "Mr. Merry also left to the school the reversion of 45oo£ Three 
per cent Consols after the decease of three persons named in his will and iooo£ South Sea Annuities. " 

Manning and Bray's History of Surrey, Vol. Ill, p. 630. 

" Ogbourn, Esq," 1724, was a benefactor of the Guilford Library. 

Manning and Bray's History of Surrey, Vol. I, p. 77. 

1859, Apr. 9. Frederick William Ogborn, who was born on this date, in Bristol, England, 


has brothers residing in that city, namely: Harry, George, Alfred and Edward Ogborn. They 
are Quakers. 

In New Jersey the name was favorably known through the State for many years, especially 
in the vicinity of Middletown, but now, save in its application to the site of an old homestead, 
"Annie Ogborne's Corners," on the road between Middletown and Holmdel, it is extinct. 

In 1900, even this name is lost, for to this locality the name on the sign-board and in EUis' 
History has been corrupted to Ogden. 

The Ogbornes were socially a prominent family, but, with few exceptions, held no political 
positions. Through the female side of the house have descended the late Amos R. Manning, 
Esq., of the Supreme Court of Alabama; the Hon. Edward Scudder, of the Supreme Court of 
New Jersey; Prof. John Stillwell Schenck, of Princeton College; the Drs. Stillwell, of New York 
City; Ex-Governor Bedle, of New Jersey; the Taylors, of Middletown, N. J., and others. 

John Ogborne and Samuel Ogborne were early settlers in BurKngton County, N. J. 


1684, 6, iimo. John Ogbourne bought of Joseph Blowers, for £110, a house recently 
erected, in BurKngton, and one hundred and fifty acres. 

1685, John Ogborne recorded his cattle-mark, at Burhngton. 

1686, 3, 6mo. He, then residing at Burlington, sold the above property to Walter Hum- 
phary, of Burlington, Carpenter, for £110. 

1691, 2, 4mo. John Ogbourne, yeoman, of Burhngton County, bought one hundred and 
fifty acres, in the First Division of lands, from Charles Reade, of the town of Burlington. 

1694. John Ogborne located three hundred acres of land at Oneanickon, in Springfield, 
which he sold, in 1697, to Eleazor Fenton. 

1699, Apr. 20. John Ogborne, of Burlington County, carpenter, bought, for £31, from 
Thomas Kendall, bricklayer, of Burlington County, a lot, in Burlington, on the High Street. 

1699, Apr. 29. ThomasKendall,of Burlington, for £31, sold to John Ogborne, of Burling- 
ton, a lot on High Street. 

1 701. He was Town Clerk, of Burlington. 

1707, Apr. 4. Thomas Kendall, of Burlington, sold, for £100, to John Ogborne, of Spring- 
field, carpenter, property on High Street, in Burlington, near the Market House. 

171 1, May 3. RichardRidgway, of Springfield, for £100, sold to John Ogborne, of Spring- 
field, yeoman, one hundred and fifty acres, in the township called Mattacopeny. 

1716, Nov. 19. Will of John Ogborne, of Springfield; proved Mch. 28, 1720, mentioned: 

Wife, but no name is given, "now in England." 

Daughter, Sarah, "now in England." 

Daughter-in-law, Anna, wife of John Hocton [Stockton?] 

Grandson, John Ogborn 

Grand-daughter, Hannah 

Francis Roe, widdow, a bequest. 

Grand-daughters, Sarah and Anna, daughters of his deceased son, John Ogborne. 

Ehzabeth, Mary and Hannah, daughters of his deceased son, William Ogborne. 

1719-20, Mch. 15. The inventory of the personal estate of John Ogborne, taken this date, 
amounted to £178-6-7^. 

2 John Ogborne 


3 William Ogbome 

4 Sarah Ogborne 

■'■" 2 JOHN OGBORNE, son of John Ogborae, i, died, at Burlington, intestate, leaving a 
widow, Ann, who applied for administration on his estate, which was granted Feb. 14 [22], 
1 7 13-14. He was an innholder, and the inventory of his personal estate amounted to £310-17-4. 

1704, Jan. 8. James Wild, of Burlington, sold, for £55, a lot on High Street, to John 
Ogbome, Jr., of Burhngton County. 

1694. Jan. 22. John Ogborne, Jr., of Mansfield, near Burlington, bought for £20, of 
George Hutchinson, of Burlington County, three hundred acres of land. 

1709, June 8. A petition from Ann Kendall and John Ogbvu-n, Jr., of this date, praying 
leave to sell land was considered at various times by the New Jersey Assembly, and, Dec. 29, 
1709, after "reading and examining of severall deeds, accounts and other writings, the sd 

Committee resolved that they did not think fitt to take any farther cognizance of the 

sd petition." 

John Ogbourn died, Jan. 31, 1713-14, aged 41 years. 

St. Mary's Churchyard, Burhngton, N. J. 

His widow married John Hocton or Stockton. 

Issue, as per his father's will: 

5 Sarah Ogborne 

6 Anna Ogborne 

3 WILLIAM OGBORNE, son of John Ogbome, i, married, in 1698, Mary Cole, by 
license dated Nov. 17, 1698. 

"William Ogbome married Mary Cole, at house of Daniel Leeds, at Springfield, Nov. 17, 
1698, by Justice Daniel Leeds, " and in presence of many witnesses, whose names are not given. 
Apparently this marriage was in open court. 

1695. William Ogborne, of Burlington County, bought one hundred acres, for £12, from 
John Snape. 

1696. William Ogbourne was a witness. 

1700, 3 of 5 mo. WilUam Ogborne was a witness to the marriage of Samuel Lippincott, 
of Burlington, to Ann Hulett, of Shrewsbury, at the Shrewsbury Meeting House. 

1708-9, Jan. 18. Will of William Ogborne; proved Apr. 8, 1714, mentioned: 

Wife, Mary 

Father, John 

Son, John Ogborne, a minor. 

Daughters, Elizabeth 


Executors: his father, John Ogborne, his wife, and Samuel Lippincott. 

William Ogbourn died, Feb. 17, 17 13, aged 43 years. 

St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington, N. J. 
The inventory of his personal estate amounted to £296-7-6. 

7 EUzabeth Ogbome, of Burlington; married, John, son of Joseph Pancoast, 6 mo., 


''^^h'^ Mary Ogborne; married, Joseph, son of William Pancoast, of Mansfield, 8 mo., 
-'I 14, 1 73 1. Burlington Quaker Records. 

I... 9 Hannah Ogborne 

10 John Ogborne 

6 ANNA OGBORNE, daughter of John Ogborne, 2. 

Ann, daughter of John Ogborne, Jr., had a license issued June 25, 1728, to marry Jobe 

Jobe Lippincott died, May 31, 1759, aged 51 years. St. Mary's Churchyard, Biu-lington, N. J. 
Ann, his wife, died, Apr. 15, 1791, aged 85 years. St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington, N. J. 


11 Joseph Lippincott; died, in 1752, aged 8 years. 

St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington, N. J. 

10 JOHN OGBORNE, son of WiUiam Ogborne, 3. 

John Ogborn, of Burlington County, married Sarah, daughter of Caleb Shreve, at Ches- 
terfield Meeting, i, 19, 1723-4. Chesterfield Meeting Records. 

"John Ogborn, 12, 3, 172-, had a certificate to marry in Chesterfield Meeting." 

Burlington Meeting Records. 

1 7 18, 27, 6 mo. John Shinn sold to John Ogborne, Jr., both of Springfield, for £28, three 
hundred acres of land in Springfield. 

1745, Jan. 8. John Ogborne, carpenter, of BurUngton County, sold to James Wilde, for 
£155, land, on the Highway, in Burlington City. 

Issue, attributed: 
As the descendants of John Ogborne, bearing his name, became extinct, except in the 
person of John Ogborne, 10, 1 am disposed to credit him, John Ogborne, 10, with the following 
children : 

12 Caleb Ogborne. See his issue under Miscellaneous Notes. 

13 John Ogborne; married Hannah Warner. 

14 Sarah Ogborne; married, by license dated Oct. 18, 1769, John Warner, of Middle- 

sex Co. 

15 Joseph Ogborne. It was probably he who was a witness to the will of John Quick- 

sail, Jr., of Nottingham, Sept. 6, 1783, and probably it was also he who was 
taxed, in Upper Freehold, in 1790-91, for a house and lot, one and a half acres 
of land and one cow. 

13 JOHN OGBORNE, son of John Ogborne, 10, is probably he who was buried in old 
Crosswicks Methodist Churchyard. 

John Ogborne died, Oct. 15, 1814, in his 69'^ year. Hannah Ogborne, his widow, died, 
Feb. 13, 1832, in her 84'*" year. 

John Ogborne, of Burlington, was licensed to marry Hannah Warner, Mch. 23, 1769. 


16 Letitia Ogborne; buried adjacent to and in line with her parents: Letitia, widow 

of Aaron Stewards, died, Sept. 13, 1850, in her Si'"' year. She was the second 
wife of Aaron, son of John and Martha (Robins) Steward. 


1 SAMUEL OGBORNE was also a resident of Burlington, and contemporary with John 
Ogborne, and no doubt of kin. 

1685, 3 mo., 29. Jane Ogbourne was present at the birth of Ann, the daughter of Thomas 
and Hester Butcher. Register of Burlington Monthly Meeting. 

1686, 3, 9. Samuel and Jane Ogborne, Sarah Harvie, and others, were wtnesses to the 
marriage of William Atkinson and Elizabeth Curtis. Burlington Quaker Records. 

1693, Aug. 9. William Fryley, of Burlington, carpenter, sold to Samuel Ogbourne, of the 
same place, carpenter, for £13, one-fifth part of an acre, lying on the High Street, in Burling- 
ton, bounded by Christof Weatherill on the West, etc., etc., being part of the town lot late be- 
longing to George Hutcheson. 

1695, Mch. 26. John Harwood, of Springfield, Burlington County, yeoman, sold to Jane 
Ogborne, widow, of the town of Burlington, for £80, a house and ninety acres, which was pre- 
viously sold by her husband, Samuel Ogborne, to said Harwood, lying near Matoropan Bridge, 
South of Maple Creek, and North of the Great Swamp. 

1695, June 8. Jane, the widow of the aforesaid Samuel Ogbourne, sold, as executrix, the 
preceding purchase of 1693, fronting on High Street, with forty-six feet front and one hundred 
and twenty-one feet, ten inches in depth, with stone, wood, timber and other materials, which 
Samuel Ogborne had gotten together, intending to build on the said site, for £52, to Lyonell 
Britton, of Philadelphia. She made her mark to the deed. 

1697 May 27. Jane Ogborne, of Springfield, Burlington County, widow, sold lands to 
Richard Ridgway, of the same place. 

1694, Nov. 7. Will of Samuel Ogborne, of Burlington, sick, etc.; proved Dec. 8, 1694, 
mentioned : 

"dearly beloved wife, Jane. " 

He gave £5 to each of his children, at the discretion of his executrix, if so much remains when they are 
brought up. 

Executor: wife, Jane. His brother-in-law, Peter Harvey, trustee and assistant. 

The will was written and signed by the testator, and was a fine specimen of caligraphy. 

Daniel Leeds, of Burlington, Gent., and William Atkinson, of Burlington, yeoman, went 
on her bond. She made her mark. 

1694, 21, 9br. The inventory of his personal estate, of this date, amounted to £127-11-7. 

Jane, daughter of Thomas and Jane Curtis and wife of Samuel Ogborne, was born, at 
Bugbrook, Northampton, England, 2mo., 11, 1661. 

Records of Northampton Monthly Meeting. 

Jean Curtis, the widow of Samuel Ogborne, must have been an attractive woman, for, upon 
her husband's demise, she married, second, John Hampton, of Freehold, and after his death, 
became the wife of Nathaniel Fitz-Randolph, of Woodbridge, N. J., and he dying, she married, 
fourth, John Sharp, of Gloucester, whom she outlived. 


2 Samuel Ogborne 

3 Mary Ogborne; married, in 1707, in Evesham Meeting, John Engle; married, in 

1727, Jonas Cattell; married, in 1732, Thomas French. By John Engle, she had 
Robert Engle 
Jane Engle; married Mr. Turner. 


j^ -^ -^ i Mary Engle; married Mr. Lippincott, 

Hannah Engle; married Mr. Lippincott. 

Jl . 4 Sarah Ogborne ; permission granted Edmond Kinsey and Sarah Ogborne to marry, 

21, 8, 1708. Friends' Records, Plainfield, N. J. 

. ' Issue 

Samuel Kinsey 

David Kinsey 

Mary Kinsey; married Mr. Fell. 

Elizabeth Kinsey; married Mr. Smith. 

John Kinsey 

Joseph Kinsey 

Sarah Kinsey; married Mr. Smith. 

Benjamin Kinsey 

Jonathan Kinsey 

By her second marriage, to John Hampton, Jane Curtis had 
Joseph Hampton; died in 1767; married Mary Canby, 
Sarah Hampton; married Mr. Wilson. 
John Hampton 
Benjamin Hampton 
Jane Hampton; unmarried. 
Joseph Hampton 
i David Hampton 

V „ Mary Hampton; married Mr. Stokes. 

John Hampton married, first, Janet ; second, Martha Brown, by whom he had 

most of his children. 

1702. He died at Freehold, Monmouth County. 

1702, Jan. 23. Will of John Hampton; proved Feb. 26, 1702, mentioned: 
Wife, Jane; [his third wife], and her children before "our marriage, " Sarah and Mary Ogborne, to whom 
he left a legacy. 

Daughter, Janet Ray, and her children. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Hampton 
Daughter, Lydia Hampton 
Sons, John Hampton 

David Hampton 

Andrew Hampton 

Jonathan Hampton 

Noah Hampton 

Joseph Hampton, a son by his wife, Jane. 
Executors: wife, Jane, and Robert Ray. 

1698, May 12. John Hamton, of Freehold, and wife Jane, sold a house, in Burlington, late 
in the tenure of Samuel Ogborne, former husband of Jane Hampton, to John Borradaill, of 

By her third marriage, to Nathaniel Fitz-Randolph, Jane Curtis had 
Benjamin Fitz-Randolph, born 10, 23, 1707. 


Nathaniel Fitzrandolph, of Woodbridge, and Jane Hampton, of Freehold, were married 
4mo., 12, 1706. Records of Shrewsbury, N. J., Monthly Meeting. 

John and Grace Kinsey, who was a Fitz- Randolph, were among the witnesses. 

1 7 13, "fift day of ye third tnonth Commonly Called may. " Will of Nathaniell fitz-Ran- 
dolph, of woodbridge, Co. of midelsex, planter, "am att the writing hearof of a foimd perfect 
disposing Minde"; proved by John Kinfey, a witness. May 12, 17 14, mentioned: 

"to my Grandfon Isaac fitz Randolph ye ten pounds that is in my fon famuell fitz Randolph hands and 
ye Interest of ye money that wafs and is part of it due to me from my fd fon and also the Interest of money 
that wafs Due to me from Jofeph fitz Randolph my fon" 

"to my youngest fon Benjamin fitz Randolph the twenty-two accers and one half be it more or lefs of 
land that I had of my fhare of ye last diuision in Raway Neck and also my free hold that Belongs to my land 

and me out of ye lands yett in Comon in woodbride with the appurtenances thereunto Belonging and 

ye free hold aforefaid To him ye faid Benjamin fitz Randolph his heirs always prouided that in 

Case my faid fon Benjamin fhould Die before he ariues to the age of twenty-one years that then faid land and 
freehold fhall be fold and ye price of it to be Diuided Betwenn the furuiuors of my fons and my Grandfon the 

sd Isaac fitz Randolph fhare like Equaly also to my faid fon Benjamin thirty pounds out of my 

moueable Ef tate to be putt out to Interest within fourteen months after my Deceas by my Executrix and trustees 

until! my fon Comes to twenty one years prouided alwayes that in Cafe my fon Benjamin 

Dies afore he ariues to ye age of twenty-one that then y[e] fd thirty pounds with ye Interest shall be 

Equaly Diuided between ye furuiuors of my wife and Sons and grandson Isaac fitz Randolph" 

"I giue the fheep that is att John Nokes to Be Equaly Diuided Between my faid fon Benjamin 

and my fon In law Joseph Hamton and Thomas Nessmith fhare alike" 

"to my welbeloued wife all things of what Kinde quanntity quality or Value whatfoever which belongs 

or appertaines To my personall or moueable Efstate for her and her heirs for her owen Confortable 

maintainenanc and maintenance and fcoohng wafhing & Clothing of my faid fon Benjamin fitz Randolph Dure- 
ing his minority" 

Executor: "my faid wife to be my whole and fole Executrix. " 

Overseers: " my well Ef teemed freinds, John Laing and John Kinfey, and my fon famuell fitz- Randolph " 
"and by Councell help Execute this my laft will " 

Witnesses: John Laing, WiUiam Laing, Edward fiStz- Randolph and John Kinsey. 

The testator made his mark to the will. 

1714, May 12. Declaration of "Jean, the widdow & Executrix of Nathaniel fitz 

randolph," before Thomas Gordon, Surrogate. 

Recorded in Lib. I, continued; p. 483, Trenton, N. J. 

1715, 2mo., 15. At a monthly meeting, at Woodbridge, of this date, Jane Fitzrandolph 
requested a certificate of removal for herself, her son-in-law, Edmond Kinsey, and his wife, to 
Falls Monthly Meeting. Minutes of Woodbridge Monthly Meeting. 

1715, 8mo., 5. At a monthly meeting, at Falls, of this date, Edmond Kinsey, wife, and 
mother-in-law, produced a certificate of removal from Woodbridge Monthly Meeting. 

Minutes of Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pa. 

1719, Smo., 7. At a monthly meeting, at Falls, of this date, Jane Fitzrandolph was granted 
a certificate of removal. Minutes of Falls Monthly Meeting. 

John Sharp, of Evesham, Burlington County, and Jane Fitzrandle, widow, were married 
10 mo., 20, 1 7 19. Records of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. 

1725, 3mo., 17. Will of John Sharp, of Evesham, Burlington County; proved Mch. 29, 
1727, mentioned: 
Wife, Jane 
Sons, William 





Former wife, Elizabeth Green, [i. e. his second wife.] 
Daughters, Elizabeth Sharp 

Sarah Sharp 

Hannah Adams 

1729, "8'*' day of ye 6"" month called August." Will of Jane Sharp, of Buckingham, in 
ye County of Bucks and province of Pensilvania,widow; proved Dec. 13, 1731, mentioned: 

"to my son Samuel Ogburn the sum of 8 pounds proclamation money." 

"to my son Joseph Hampton 12 pound." 

"to my son in law Edmond Kinsey 5 pounds." 

"to my son in law Jonas Ketle 5 pound. " 

"to my son Benjamin Fitzrandle twenty pound and also one bed and 2 pair of sheets 2 pillows and 2 pairs 
of pillow cases i diper table cloth 3 blankets one bird eyed coverlidd one silver spoon one great Bible one great 
looking glass one pair iron doggs. " 

"to my Grand daughter Jane engle a great pewter dish." 

"to my daughter Mary Ketle 25 pound." 

"to my daughter Sarah Kinsey 25 pound." 

"after my legacies is payd if any money remains let it be given to my two daughters and Jo Hampton. " 

"to my daughter Mary's three daughters and to my daughter's Sarah's three daughters and to my son 
Joseph Hampton's one daughter (who are all now living) 7 pound in Siluer and Gold, twenty shilUngs apeace 

"to Mary Kinsey and Elizabeth Kinsey each of them one trunck." 

"all my horse and mares be sold or valued and the value of them to pay all charges to my executors that 

may accrue to them by funeral expenses or any otherwise whatsoever upon my account and after legacys 

and other charges are all payd if any thing remains of value I hereby give it to Edmond Kinsey, but if 

it should so happen that my estate shall fall short of paying my legacyes and all charges then all Legtees 

shall abate their proportion according to their shares. " 

"I give my executors forty shilUngs apiece." 

Executors: "my son in law Edmond Kinsey and Joseph Fell." 

Witnesses: John Hill and Elizabeth FeU. 

The testator made her mark to the will. 

1 73 1, 28"' of Xber. The inventory of her personal estate was exhibited, which was made 
18"" day of the Ninth Month, 1731, by John Hill and John Walton, and amounted to £118- 

2 SAMUEL OGBORNE, son of Samuel Ogbome, i, was bom Dec. 25, 1684, and died 
Apr. 25, 1768. He married Abigail , who died Dec. 3, 1760. 

1712, July 29. He purchased of Hendrick GuUck and wife, Katharine, one hundred and 
twenty acres, in Middletown, and in the deed is mentioned as "of Hopewell, in Burlington 
Coimty, N. J., wheelwright. " The consideration was £185, and the witnesses were John Bray, 
Joseph Ashton and William Lawrence, Jr. 

1713, i" Tuesday in June. Samuel Ogburn was fined £0-13-4, with others, for default in 
serving on the Grand Jury. Court of Quarter Sessions, Shrewsbury. Freehold Records. 

1 7 13, Nov. 5. He was a resident of Middletown, and bought three acres of land at Shoal 
Harbor, for £5, from John Smith, of Middletown. 

In 1 71 5, having become identified with the town, he was chosen an Overseer of the Poor, 
and from this date onward, he was an active man, his name frequently occurring in the records 
as an oflBce holder. 

1 72 1 and 1722. Samuel Ogborn was on the Grand Jury. 

In 1739, possibly earlier, he was a Justice of the Peace, a position he occupied as late as 


1 761. Samuel Ogbom appeared on the Assessment List of Middletown. 

Their family Bible, and a will made, in 1751, by Samuel Ogborne, which was revoked, 
are now in the possession of Dr. J. E. Stillwell, New York City, and another will, which was 
probated, of later date, both enumerating the same children and devising a considerable 


5 Mary Ogborne, born June 10, 1711. 

6 Samuel Ogborne, born Dec. 26, 1712. 

7 John Ogborne, born Dec. 12, 1714. 

8 Sarah Ogborne, born Feb. 12, 1715. 

9 Abigail Ogborne, born Oct. 13, 1718. 
10 Elizabeth Ogborne, born Dec. 23, 1720. 

5 MARY OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 2, was born June 10, 1711, and 
died Dec. 30, 1772. She married Edward Taylor, a large land holder and merchant in Middle- 
town, who was the son of George, and grandson of Edward Taylor, the Emigrant. He w^as 
born Aug. 20, 1712, and died Jan. 18, 1783. 

Col. George Taylor, born Jan. 29, 1733. 
^ Samuel Taylor, born Nov. 28, 1735; died young. 

Eleanor Taylor, born Dec. 27, 1737; married Fenwick Lyell. 
John Taylor, born Mch. 25, 1740. 
Joseph Taylor, born Aug. 26, 1742. 

7 JOHN OGBORNE, son of Samuel Ogborne, 2, was born Dec. 12, 1714; married Mary, 
daughter of Gershom and Elizabeth (Grover) Stillwell, who was born Apr. 2, 1718. 

1760, Aug. 25. John Ogborne died. 

1760. Letters of administration were granted Mary, widow of John Ogborne, of Monmouth 

1760, Nov. 4. Bond for £300, of Mary Ogborne, widow and administratrix of John 
Ogborne, was signed by John Stillwell, Jr., of Middletown, yeoman. She and her bondsman 
made fine signatures. 

1760, Nov. 15. The inventory of the personal estate of John Ogborne, deceased, late of 
Middletown, was made by Joseph Golden and William Crawford, appraisers, and amounted to 

1761, May 25. Mary Ogborne, widow and administratrix, filed the inventory of her de- 
ceased husband. 

1765, Oct. 8. Mary Ogborne, wife of John Ogborne, died. 

1765. Letters of administration were granted to William Applegate, on the estate of Mary 
Ogborne, late of Middletown, a relative, who lately died intestate. 

1765, Oct. 12. Bond for £400 was signed by W"' Applegate and Edward Taylor, both of 
MiddletowTi, yeoman, for the administering of her estate. 

1765, Oct. 15. The inventory of the personal estate of Mary Ogborne, of Middletown, 
deceased, was exhibited, signed by William Applegate, as administrator, and Richard Craw- 
ford and Joseph Golden, appraisers, and amounted to £104-15-0. Elsewhere the amount is 
given as about £150. 


1766, Oct. 2. The above inventory was filed. Among the items appears: "6 silver spoons 
and 6 silver teaspoons £4-10-0." 


11 Samuel Ogborne, born 1740; died, Jan. 3, 1816, aged 75 years, 11 months and 25 


12 William Ogborne; died about 1822. 

13 Mary Ogborne, born 1742 ; died, Jan. 9, 1820, aged 77 years, 9 months and 19 days. 

14 Sarah Ogborne, born 1745; died, Oct. 28, 1817, aged 72 years, 8 months and 14 days. 

15 Hannah Ogborne 

16 Anne Ogborne 

17 Elizabeth Ogborne, born Apr. 3, 1738. 

8 SARAH OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 2, was born Feb. 12, 1715; married 
Obadiah Holmes, by license dated Nov. 2, 1747. He was the son of Obadiah, who was a son 
of Jonathan, who was a son of the Rev. Obadiah Holmes, of Rhode Island. He died in 1752. 
She died Oct. 20, 1774. 

Huldah Holmes; married Chryneonce Van Mater. 
Lloyd Van Mater; married Miss Longstreet. Henry H. Longstreet, of 
Holmdel, has Ogborne silver. 
Rhoda Holmes; married Capt. John Schanck; moved to Ohio. 
Obadiah Holmes 

9 ABIGAH^ OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 2, was born Oct. 13, 1718; mar- 
ried Edward Taylor, of Freehold, by license dated Oct. 17, 1757. He was the son of William 
Taylor, who was the son of Edward Taylor, the Emigrant. They had no issue. She died 
Sept. 3, 1770, and he married, second, Susan Erickson. He was called Edward Taylor, "the 
stutterer." His mother was Hannah, daughter, probabl}% of James Grover. 

10 ELIZABETH OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 2, was born Dec. 23, 1720. 
She was single, in 1766, as per her father's will, but subsequently married Humphrey Wall, 
by license dated Mch. 6, 1765, son of Garret and grandson of Garret Wall, the Emigrant. 
Humphrey Wall was murdered in Burlington County and "Old Si"- was hung for it. 

In the Wall Burying-ground, Middleto-wn, are two stones with the following inscriptions: 

Humphrey Wall died, April 11, 1795, aged 74 years, 9 months and 28 days. 

Elizabeth, wife of Humphrey Wall, died, March 26, 1800, aged 79 years, 3 months and .5 days. 

11 SAMUEL OGBORNE, son of John Ogborne, 7, was born Jan. 9, 1740, and died, 
Jan. 3, 1816, aged 75 years, 11 months and 25 days. He married, by license dated Jan. 5, 1765, 
Ann, daughter of Guisbert van Brackle and Rachel Brittain, a woman possessed of many ad- 
mirable qualities, who was born May 8, 1744, and died, Dec. 21, 183 1, aged 87 years, 7 months 
and 13 days. They resided in and were buried in the town of Holmdel. 

The names of their children and grandchildren were obtained from their wills, recorded 
at Freehold, and from papers, in the possession of ]\Iiss Dorset, of Matawan, a sister of 
Governor Bedle's mother, the record of most of their births. Miss Dorset has likewise an 
old Delft bowl, some silver, which has been melted over, and a large cedar chest, which had 


belonged to some of the first Ogbornes. Perhaps all of these things were bought at the 
vendue of his aunt Abigail's effects, foUomng her demise. 

1805, May 20. He purchased land from the Trustees of the Baptist Church, of Middle- 
town, probably the present site of Ogborne's Corners. 

1806, May 9. He sold this and other property, extending from his location to Richard 
Crawford's Corner, and land at Tinton, for $1143., to Matthias W. Coyenhoven. 


18 John Ogborne, born Dec. 15, 1771. 

19 Mary Ogborile, born Oct. 9, 1766. 

20 Rachel Ogborne, born Nov. 5, 1774. 

21 Ann Ogborne, born Mch. 23, 1778. 

22 Sarah Ogborne, born Apr. 15, 1784. 

23 Rhoda Ogborne, born Jan. 28, 1765. 

The following grandchildren were mentioned in the wills of their grandparents, Samuel 
and Ann (Van Brackle) Ogborne, also their three sons-in-law, Peter Schenck, James Bray and 
Joseph Dorset, who were nominated as executors: 

Ichabod Ogborne 

Mary and Amelia Bray 

Louette and Catharine Bray 

Ann Murphy 

Ann Schanck 

Ann Applegate 

Ann Dorset 

Be it Remembered that I Gifbert Van brocle on this twenty thurd Day of february in the Year of Our 
Lord one Thouf and Seven hundred and fourty three foure Do Bind My Self By Promife Unto John Dorfett 
and James Mott Executers of the Laft Will * * * of Samuel Dorfett Deceaft for the Love Good Will and 
affection that I Bare to My Wife Rachel and to her tow Children Elizabeth Dorfitt and Mary Dorfett and 
in confideration of a legafy Left to My Wife Rachel By her Deceafed hufband Samuel Dorfett that I will take 
into My Special Care Said elifabeth Dorfett and Mary Dorfett to Edicate and Bring up at My own Care and 
Coft Without Any further Demand on the Eftate of Said Deceafed Samuel Dorfett. 

in Witnefs Whareof I Set My hand 

In the Prefents of GifBERT Van brackle 

Abraham Smith 

John Wall Cherry Hall Papers. 

Know all Men By thefe Prefents that We Samuel Ogborne And Anne Ogborne Wife of Said Samuel 
Ogborne and Daughter of Gifebert Van brocle Deceaft Bothe of the townfhip of Middletown and County of 
Monmouth and CoUiny of Newierfey are held and firmly Bound Unto Steven Van brockle and James Mott 
Executers of Gifebert Van brockle Deceaft * * * * Dated this fifth Day of May in the Sixth Year of his 
majesties Reign And In the Year of Ovver lord ***** 1766 * * * 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Samuel Ogborne 

In Prefens of Anna Ogborne 

Jonathan Peairs 

Rachel Feairs Cherry Hall Papers. 

Know all Men By thefe Prefents that we Rachel Van brocle And Samuel Ogborne: Juner: Bothe of the 
townfhip of Middletown and County of Monmouth And Colliny of New Jerfey are held And firmly Bound unto 
Steven Van brockel and James Mott Executors of Gifbert Van brockel Deceaft In the Juft and full Sum of 
Eighty Six Pounds Mony at Eight Shillings the Ounce to Be Paid Unto the Said Steven Vanbrockel and James 
Mott * * *. 

Dated this Twenty nine Day of October in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Ower Soveran king Gorge the 
third And in the Yeare of Ower lord * * * One thoufand Seven hundred and Sixty Six, 1766. 


The Condition of the above written obligation I[s] Such that Whareas the Above Named Steven Van- 
brocle and James Mott hath Pajxd Unto the Above Named Rachel Vanbockel Daughter of the Above named 
Gifbert Van brockel the Sum of fourty three Pounds Mony at Eight Shillings the Ounce Being full half of all 
the Estate of Gifbert van brockel Deceaft In the hands of Said Steven Vanbrockel and James Mott. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the Prefents of Rachel Vanbrakle 

Rachel Pears Samuel Ogborne, Jr. 

Mary Vander Hoef Cherry Hall Papers. 

12 WILLIAM OGBORNE, son of John Ogborne, 7, married Rebecca Ferine, of Freehold. 
He resided, first, at Middletown, where he and his wife, June 6, 1784, sold property to Anthony 
Layton, and in later years, at Freehold. 

. 1779, Apr. 9. He transferred the property which his grandfather, Samuel Ogborne, had 
purchased, in 1712 and 1715, and another piece, bought of Joseph Golden, in 1720, and which 
he devised to his grandsons, Samuel and William Ogborne, to his brother, Samuel Ogborne. 
He died about 1822. He was a private in Lieutenant Barnes Smock's Troop of Light Dragoons, 
Monmouth County, during the Revolutionary War. 


24 Henry Ogborne, who had one son and one daughter. 

25 Sarah Ogborne; married Jacob Niverson. She died, in 1879, aged 88 years. They 

had seven children. 

26 WiUiam Ogborne; married Rhoda Martin. 

27 Samuel Ogborne; died aged about five years. 

28 Elizabeth Ogborne; died unmarried. 

29 Lydia Ogborne; married Abraham Tunis, of Tinton Falls. She died about 1850. 

John Tunis 
Several daughters. 

30 Harriet Ogborne; the youngest; married John Harris. She was living in 1879. 

Among her children is Mrs. Eliza Bishop, widow of Capt. Bishop, of Kej'port, 
N. J. 

31 Susan Ogborne; died young. 

32 John Ogborne [?] 

13 MARY OGBORNE, daughter of John Ogborne, 7, was born in March, 1742, and 
died, Jan. 9, 1820, aged 77 years, 9 months and 19 da3's. She married, by license dated Oct. 
19, 1761, Joseph Stillwell, Esq., son of John and Mercy (Burrowes) Stillwell, of Nutswamp, 
who was born Sept. 28, 1739, and died Mch. 8, 1805. 

Major John Stillwell, born Sept. 19, 1762. 
Dr. WilHam Stillwell, born Jan. 6, 1768. 
Joseph Stillwell, born Sept. 17, 1765. 
Mary Stillwell, born Feb. 12, 1766. 
Ann Stillwell, born Sept. 13, 1778. 

14 SARAH OGBORNE, daughter of John Ogborne, 7, married William Stillwell, son of 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Alice (Throckmorton) Stillwell. She died, Oct. 28, 1817, aged 
72 years, 8 months and 14 days. They resided in Nutswamp. 


William Stillwell; "Lame Billy," married Miss Patterson. 
Thomas Stillwell [?] 
Sarah Stillwell; married Mr. Patterson. 

Katy Patterson 

Rebecca Patterson 

Stillwell Patterson 
Rhoda Stillwell; married James Brannon. 

Martha Stillwell; married Joseph Cooper, of Nutswamp, whose first wife was 
Euphame Layton. 

15 HANNAH OGBORNE, daughter of John Ogborne, 7, married, first, Mr. Maxin; 
second, David Thorp. 

Anne Maxin; married Daniel Smith. They had twelve or thirteen children. 
Eldest son; married Deborah, daughter of Maj. John Stillwell. 
Daughter; married Sidney McClain. 
Daughter; married Mr. Daly, of New York. 
Mary Thorp; married William Taylor. 
Hannah Taylor; married Sylvanus C. Bedell. 
Jane Thorp; married Asher Stillwell. For their issue, see Stillwell Genealogy. 

1 7 ELIZABETH OGBORNE, daughter of John Ogborne, 7, married William Applegate, 
Mch. 9, 1758. 

Richard Applegate; married a daughter of John Stillwell, of Garrat's Hill. 
Mary Applegate; married Mr. Hoff. 
et al. 

18 JOHN OGBORNE, son of Samuel Ogborne, 11, probably married Ida , and 

had a daughter, Rhoda, and one other child. He died, July 18, 1847, in his 76th year, and 
was buried in Holmdel, N. J. 

Asher Taylor, Esq., said John Ogborne died without issue. 

19 MARY (POLLY) OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 11, married, first, 
Samuel Bray; second. Stout Holmes, who was born July 24, 1756, and died, Jan. 27, 1817, 
aged 60 years and 8 months. He lies buried in Holmdel, N. J. She married, third. Major 
John Stillwell. She died, Sept. 21, 183 1, aged 64 years, 11 months and 18 days, and lies 
buried in the Holmdel Baptist Churchyard, under the name of Holmes. She was the second 
wife of Major John Stillwell about two years. 

I have spoken Avith several who were present at her third marriage, the Applegates, Dorsets 
and others. She lived with Joseph, son of Major John Stillwell, for a while, but finally went to 


Freehold, where she died and was buried. She was a cousin of her husband, Major John Still- 

Issue by first husband 
Samuel Bray 
Rachel Bray 
Mary Bray 
Ann Bray 

Issue by second husband 
Alice Holmes; married Judge Murphy, of Freehold. 
Lydia Holmes; married William Wyckoff, of near Keyport, N. J. 

20 RACHEL OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 11, married, first, James Bray, 
who died, Sept. i, 1810, aged 37 years, 11 months and 29 days. Bray "cleared out"; it is said 
he was poisoned. She married, second, Mr. Bent. By him she probably had one child. Mr. 
Bent disappeared. She died, Feb. 20, 1855, aged 80 years, 3 months and 15 days. Her por- 
trait is in the possession of George W. Bell, Esq., of Matawan. 

Rachel Ogborne had a daughter, Lauretta, who married, first, Mr. Harris; second, Mr. Bell. 

Ann Bray; eldest; married Mr. Murphy. She was a lovely old lady and brought 

up her brothers and sisters. 
Catharine Winter Bray; died, July 29, 1837, aged 36 years, 7 months and 3 days. 
David Bray 

Samuel Ogborne Bray; died, Nov. 10, 1802, aged 5 years and 14 days. 
Samuel Ogborne Bray; died, Mch. 27, 1872, aged 69 3'ears, 4 months and 20 days. 

He married Elizabeth , who died, Apr. 2, 1858, aged 48 years and 20 days. 

21 ANN OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 11, had a son, Ichabod, who died, 
Dec. 21, 1841, aged 44 years and 5 days. She lived, and died, at Ogborne's Corners, Oct. 16, 
1847, 3.ged 69 years, 6 months and 23 days. 

22 SALLY OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 11, married, first, Joseph Dorset, 
of Matawan. She married, second, Oliver Sprouls, and died. May 24, 1858, aged 74 years, i 
month and 9 days. 

Ann Dorset 
Hannah Dorset 
Joseph Dorset 

23 RHODA OGBORNE, daughter of Samuel Ogborne, 11, married Peter Schanck. 
She died, Aug. 21, 1848, aged 83 years, i month and 24 days. Her husband died, June 6, 1837, 
aged 71 years and 10 days. 

Rhoda Schenck; died, Jan. 28, 182 1, jiged 20 years, 5 months and 4 days. 
Sarah Schenck; died, Dec. 22, 1823, aged 27 years and 20 days. 
John P. Schenck; died, Feb. 10, 1863, aged 57 years, 6 months and 23 days. 


26 WILLIAM OGBORNE, son of William Ogborne, 12, was born Apr. 7, 1787, and 
died, Dec. 26, 1851, aged 62, 8, 19. He married, first, Rhoda Martin, born Sept. 16, 1789, 

who died, July , 1820, in her 31st year. He married, second, Rachel , born 

May 8, 1799; died Sept. 20, 1873. He was a resident of Upper Freehold. William Ogborne 
and his two wives are buried in the Baptist Churchyard, Hightstown, N. J. 

1810, May 7. With his wife, Rhoda, he conveyed property to Joshua Barker. 

1819. With the same wife, he conveyed property to Hiram Mount. 


33 Mary Ogborne, born July 12, 1806. 

34 Hannah Ogborne, born Oct. 9, 1807. 

35 Robert Jones Ogborne, born May 10, 1810. 

36 Elizabeth Ogborne, born Nov. 13, 1812. 

37 Sarah Ann Ogborne, born Dec. 10, 1815. 

38 Lydia Ogborne, born Oct. 13, 1816; living, in 1878, at 1225 Shackamaxon St., 

Philadelphia, Pa. ; married Mr. Way. 

39 Rhoda Ogborne, born Sept. 28, 1818. 

40 William Ogborne, born Mch. 21, 1820. 

41 Mary B. Ogborne, born Nov. 8, 1825. 

42 Rachel Ogborne, born Feb. 16, 1827; living in 1878. 

43 Henry Ogborne, born Aug. 13, 1828. 

44 Archibald R. Ogborne, born Apr. 27, 1830; living in 1878. 

45 Mary Ehzabeth Ogborne, born June 14, 1834. 

46 Emmaline Ogborne, born Jan. 8, 1836. 

47 Ezekiel Ogborne, born May 30, 1837. 

48 Rebecca R. Ogborne, born Sept. 21, 1839. 

49 Henry C. Ogborne, born Oct. 3, 1844. 

35 ROBERT JONES OGBORNE, son of William Ogborne, 26, was born May 10, 1810; 
married Elizabeth Neal. They resided at Hightstown, N. J., where they had ten children bom, 
four of whom died in infancy. 


50 Rev. Willard N. Ogborne, of Smith's Landing, N. J., in 1878. 

51 Abner R. Ogborne; married Emma L., daughter of Col. James and Sarah (Scroggy) 


52 Rebecca Ogborne; married Enoch Dey. 

Elmer E. Dey 
Viola Dey 
Mary E. Dey 

53 Samuel M. Ogborne 

54 Lydia M. Ogborne; married Ernest W. Mcllvaine. 

Ernest W. Mcllvaine 

55 Joanna Ogborne; married Joseph Ketchum. 

Hannah Ketchum 


42 RACHEL OGBORNE, daughter of WilHam Ogborne, 26, married John R. Ely. 
She was living, in 1878, at Harhngton or Harlingen, N. J., and corresponded with me, supply- 
ing the preceding transcript of the Family Bible, in the possession, at one time, of her mother. 

50 REV. WILLARD N. OGBORNE, son of Robert J. Ogborne, 35, died prior to 1907. 
He married, first, Phebe Seely, and second, Olivia Van Duyn. 

Issue by first wife 

56 Willard Ogborne 

Issue by second wife 

57 Gertrude Ogborne 

58 Harold Ogborne 

51 ABNER R. OGBORNE, son of Robert J. Ogborne, 35, married Emma L., daughter 
of Col. James and Sarah (Scroggy) Burk; Scotch people. 


59 Sarah Elizabeth Ogborne 

60 Robert J. Ogborne, of New York City. 

61 Le Roy Ogborne 

53 SAMUEL M. OGBORNE, son of Robert J. Ogborne, 35, married Addie Springer 

62 Isaac Ogborne 


The name Ogborne has been variously spelled Ogbom, Ogbourne and Ogburn. 

There was a noted English engraver of this name in 1788. 

Mrs. William Van Tine, the Tunis family, at Eatontown, N. J., and John Walton, of Tom's 
River, N. J., could give additional information about the Monmouth County Ogbornes. 

1 72 1, Dec. 18. Letters of guardianship were granted to William Ogborn, as guardian of 
his sister, Mary Ogborn, by WiUiam Burnet, Esq., the Governor. 

1841, 4 mo., 18. Ann Ogborn died aged about 82 years. Quaker Records, Burlington, N. J. 
1729, Sept. II. Anne Ogburn, of Burlington, licensed to marry Benjamin Butterworth. 

The similarity of the names Osborn and Ogborn occasions confusion and creates doubt as 
to certain individuals: 

1754. Samuel Osborn, of Shrewsbury, made his will. In it he mentioned his eldest daugh- 
ter, Alice Longstreet. 

1759. The estate of William Osburn, of Shrewsbury, was inventoried, and among the ap- 
praisers was Samuel Osburn. The deceased left a large estate. 


1765. The inventory of the estate of Ann Ogborn, widow, deceased, so written inside, is 
endorsed: "Inventory of Ann Osborne, of Monmouth Co. Filed 1765," and amounted to 
about £50, and included: 

"to a silver tankard. Two silver spoons £10-0-0." 

Samuel Longstreet appeared as an executor, and Thomas Bell and Samuel Ogborn, as 
appraisers. I feel certain that she was an Osbom and not an Ogborne. 

1 CALEB OGBORN, son of 

2 Caleb Ogborn, of Mount Holly, N. J. 

2 CALEB OGBORN, son of Caleb Ogborn, i, of Mount Holly, N. J., married Ann, 
daughter of Joseph Parker. 

1773, July 9. Perhaps it was he who was a witness to the will of Thomas Woodward, of 
Upper Freehold, N. J., at this date. 

1778 and 1779. Caleb Ogborn was on Friends' Service. 


3 Joseph P. Ogborn, born Mch. 10, 1785. 

4 Daniel Ogborn, born May 27, 1786. 

5 Samuel Ogborn, born Mch. 14, 1788. 

6 William Ogborn, born Feb. 12, 1790. 

7 Phebe Ogborn, born Nov. 30, 1791; married Benjamin Parker. 

8 Eliza or Elizabeth Ogborn, born June 15, 1793; married Samuel Fenton. 

9 Fothergill Ogborn, born June 14, 1795; married Sarah Wills Owen. 

10 Stephen Ogborn, born Jan. 14, 1797. 

11 Caleb Ogborn, born Feb. 6, 1799. 

5 SAMUEL OGBORN, son of Caleb Ogborn, 2, was born Mch. 14, 1788, and married 
Esther, daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Andrews, born Nov. 11, 1784. They were married in 
181 1. Esther Andrews' sister, Betsy, also married an Ogborn. Samuel Ogborn left New Jersey 
and settled in Waynesville, O., some time before 1823. Later, he moved to near Washington, 
twelve miles West of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., where he died July 13, 1838. His wife, 
Esther, died about 1864. 


12 Joseph Ogborn, born Feb. 9, 1812. 

13 Mary Ogborn, born Sept. 9, 1814. 

^4 Allen W^ Ogborn \ ^^^^ ^g^^ 1 ^^.^^ 

.--15 Edwin F. Ogborn J J 

16 Evan A. Ogborn, born Mch. 20, 1819. 

17 Lydia Ogborn, born Jan. 3, 1821. 

18 Ezra E. Ogborn, born Nov. 25, 1823. 

19 Ann Ogborn, born Oct. 2, 1825. 

20 Joel E. Ogborn, born Mch. i6„i828. He was living in 1900, the last of his family, 

at New Sharon, Iowa. He married Martha Her mother's youngest 

brother, Jacob Cooper, lives in New Brunswick, N. J., and is connected with the 
college there. He has five children living in 1900; one, a daughter, is a mis- 
sionary in China. 


9 FOTHERGILL OGBORN, son of Caleb Ogborn, 2, married Sarah Wills Owen. 

21 Elizabeth Ogborn; married Mr. Phillips; living, in Westchester, Penn., in 1900, 

aged about sixty-five years. 

22 Morris Ogborn, of Philadelphia, Pa.; a merchant. 

23 Emma Ogborn; married Mr. Jones. 

24 Brothers 

18 EZRA E. OGBORN, son of Samuel Ogborn, 5, was born, Nov. 25, 1823, in Waynes- 
ville, Warren County, O., his parents having formerly lived in New Jersey, probably at Little 
Egg Harbor. He married, Aug. 25, 1847, in Wayne County, Ind., Mary Ann, daughter of the 
Rev. Rany and Margaret Gillam, born Dec. 13, 1829. 


25 C. H. Ogborn 

Twelve other children, six of whom are now living, in 1900. 

The foregoing line is compiled from information contained in the letter of C. H. Ogborn, 
Esq., of Kingman, Kansas, dated July 26, 1900, to the Rev. W. N. Ogborn, of Hammonton, 
N. J., and some additions of my own. 

Mr. Ogborn further states: 

"There is a tradition in the family that the Ogborns were formerly very wealthy potters, in Wales, and 
drifted from there into England, from whence they were driven, being Quakers, by the persecutions of those 
good people and that they settled in New Jersey, in 1684. Of this, except that they really were Quakers, I do 
not know. 

If this information proves of interest to you I could give you considerable of information in regard to the 
younger branches of the family. 

I presume all the Ogborns in America are related though a great many generations removed. 

There is one branch of the family spelling their name— 'Ogburn,' which settled, in the Southern states, 
long, long ago, coming from England. 

Do you know anything of the Ogborns prior to their coming to America? 

There are two places named in the Universal Postal Union Directory called ' Ogbourne ' — I believe in 
England— I can find them for you. Perhaps these places were named for some ancient ancestor of ours." 



1 THOMAS POTTER came from Rhode Island and settled in Monmouth County, N. J. 

He died loth of 12 mo., 1703. He married, first, Ann , who died, in Shrewsbury, ist of 

2 mo., 1694; second, Sarah Bickley,* widow of Mr. Lawrence, by Justice John Hance, i mo., 
29, 1695; she married, third, Henry Graves, who died prior to 1720. 

In 1670, Thomas Potter had five hundred and fifty-two acres. 

1670-71, Mch. 10. Thomas Potter, of Shrewsbury, bought Anthony Page's towne share 
of land, in Middletown, being lot number 12, and reconveyed it to Page, Nov. 28, 167 1. 
1672, Nov. 27. Nicholas David sold to Thomas Potter two shares, at Potapeck. 

1676, Oct. 21. Thomas Potter, of Deale, in Shrewsbury, husbandman, sold to Therlaugh 
Swiney and Francis Jeffry, of Deale, land, which he had recently purchased of the Indians. 

1677. He held two hundred and forty and five hundred acres of land and meadow, "Being 
one of the Patentees." 

In 1679, he held one thousand and fifty-two acres. 

1681, Jan. 10. Thomas Potter paid quit-rents on three parcels of land, "due 1670," at 
Deal, near Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1684, 21, iimo. Thomas Potter signed by his mark, the inventory of Thomas White, 
carpenter, late of Shrewsbury, N. J. 

In 1686, Thomas Potter and John Tucker paid quit-rents on one thousand acres of land. 

In 1688, Thomas Potter paid quit- rents on lands, in Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1692, Mch. 20. John Starkee [Tucker?], of Monmouth County, and Mary, his wife, in 
the name and behalf of Mary Channelhouse, late of the same place, to Thomas Potter, for 
£70. Mary Channelhouse was the daughter of Adam Channelhouse, deceased. Both Starkee 
and his wife made their marks to the deed. 

*i69S, 29, imo. Thomas Potter and Sarah Lawrence; both of Shrewsbury, N. J., were married by John Hance. Witnesses: 

Thos Cooke Abram Bickley 

Wm West Susannah Bickley 

Elisha Allen Margaret West 

Richd Chambers Elizabeth Cook 

1691. William Bickley, merchant, of New York, bought land of Restore Lippincott, of Shrewsbury. 

1696. William Bickley, shopkeeper, of New York, with Susannah Bickley, for £125, paid by Thomas Potter, of Shrews- 
bury, husbandman, sold to Abraham Bickley, of Burlington, land, in Shrewsbury. 
1696. Abraham Bickley, of Burlington, conveyed this to 



John Starkey, for £15, payable to Thomas Potter, g^ve a deed, to be confirmed by Mary 
Chanelhouse, at the age of twenty-one. 

1694, Dec. I. Thomas Potter, of Shrewsbury, appoints, as his agent, "my lovmg son-m- 
law and loving friend John Woolley," of the same place, yeoman. 

1700, Sept. II. Thomas Potter made a deposition, concerning the boundary of land, in 
Shrewsbury, in which he declared himself to be 'i^ged about seaventie years," hence born 
about 1630. 

Thomas Potter moved from Shrewsbury to F^hold, N. J. 

1702, Nov. 2. Will of Thomas Potter; proved Nov. i, 1704, mentioned: 
Wife, Sarah, and created her sole executrix. 
Sons, Ephraim 
Daughters, Susannah 


Mercy Woolley 

1703-4, Feb. 24. In an inventory of his personal estate, he is spoken of as yeoman, late 
of Shrewsbury, which was taken by John Williams and George Curleis, and amounted to 


1709, Nov. 2. John WiUiams, aged upwards of three score years, and George Curleis, 
near fifty' both of Shrewsbury, testified to the accuracy of the above inventory, before Justice 
Samuel Dennis. 

1709, Dec. 19. Sarah Potter, widow and executrix, of Thomas Potter, m a conveyance 
to Thomas White, mentioned "her loving father, William Bickley, late of New York, de- 

Issue by first wife 
'2 Mercy Potter; married John Woolley. 
,/""' 3 Mary Potter, born, at Newport, R. I., July, 1664, according to Austin. She was 
^ born in Rhode Island, as per Shrewsbury Quaker Record, but the date is obliter- 

ated. I consider Mercy Potter, 2, and Mary Potter, 3, the same person, inasmuch 
as this Mary Potter married John Woolley, and Mercy (Potter) Woolley, calhng 
herself Mercy Woolley in an affidavit, was called by her father in his will Mary 
Woolley. It is well, however, to read the footnote on page 130, Vol. Ill, in 
conjunction with this assertion. 

4 Ephraim Potter 

Issue by second wife 

5 Thomas Potter 

6 Susannah Potter 

7 EHzabeth Potter 

4 EPHRAIM POTTER, son of Thomas Potter, i, married, first, Sarah, daughter of 
Abraham Brown, who was born, in Shrewsbury, 20 of smo., 1669. She died 6, 9mo., 1715. 
He then married, second, Mary Chambers, widow of Nicholas Brown, and daughter of John 
and Mary Chambers. He died 11 month, 1717. 

Ephraim Potter was born, at Shrewsbury, as per the Quaker Records, 24, 6mo., [the 

year is obHterated.] , „ • 

1704, Mch. I. Ephraim Potter, of Shrewsbury, planter, bought of Nicholas Wainwnght, 
of Shrewsbury, and wife, Mary, for £60, land, in Shrewsbury, that Nicholas Wainwright had 
bought from Edward Woolley Feb. i, 1700. 


1 716, Oct. 31. Ephraim Potter, of Shrewsbury, was a party to a tripartite agreement, 
of this date, by which he, and "Mary Bro\vn, widow of Nicholas, who is about to marry the 
said Ephraim Potter," convey to Richard Chambers, Esq., brother of Mary Brown, all her 
property received from the late Nicholas Brown, her husband, as per his will written Feb. 21, 
17 1 1. The said Richard Chambers to hold the same, in trust, for the said Mary Brown, and 
to be returned or distributed at her option. This was an antenuptial contract made to secure 
her rights and to put her in position to transmit her estate to her daughter Mary. 

Ephraim Potter [his mark.] 
Mary Brown. 
Richard Chambers. 

1716, Dec. 25. Will of Ephraim Potter, a resident of Shrewsbury, sick, etc.; proved Apr. 
15, 1717, mentioned: 

Loving wife, Mary Potter, for whom he made liberal provision during her widowhood, giving her the use 
of certain rooms in his house, the use of one-half of the orchard, firewood, cattle, horse, etc., and all the goods 
she brought with her that were formerly Nicholas Brown's. 

Son, Ephraim Potter; "a pair of Worsted comes, now in his own possession." 

Daughter, Ann Potter; received 5 shillings. 

Daughter, Marcy Jackson; received 5 shillings. 

Son, John Potter, £20, when he arrives at the age of twenty-one. 

Daughter, Martha Potter; received 40 shillings. 

Daughter, Catharine Potter; received 5 shillings. 

Daughter, Leah Potter; received 5 shillings. * 

Son, Abram Potter; a two year old heifer. 

Daughter, Preserve Potter; received 5 shillings. 

Son, Joseph Potter, £5, when he arrives at the age of twenty-one. 

Son, Nicholas Potter; received the plantation, lands and improvements thereon, if he pays the debt still 
owing on the same, and the legacies mentioned in the will. In the event of Nicholas Potter refusing so to do, 
the estate is to be sold and other provisions are made. 

Executors: Richard Chambers, Jno. Lippincott, Jr., and William Woolley, son of John Woolley. 

The testator signed the will by his mark. 

An inventory of his estate was taken by Jeremiah Stillwell and Gabriel Steele, and 
amounted to £74-9-6. 

Wearing "apparrell" £6-0-0 
Cattle, hogs, etc. 42-0-0 

One silver spoon, etc. i-o-o 

1707, Apr. 19. Nicholas Brown, of Shrewsbury, conveyed to Alexander Innes, clerk, 
John Reid and Thomas Bell, in trust for his intended wife, Mary Chambers, one hundred and 
forty acres of land. 

In 1712, Nicholas Brown having died, Mary Brown, his widow, intending to marry Ephraim 
Potter, conveyed these lands in trust for herself, to her brother, Richard Chambers. 

1 7 16, Oct. 31. Richard Chambers, upon the death of Ephraim Potter, husband of his 
sioter, Mary, released these lands to her, Mary Potter. 

1729, Jan. 24. Mary Chambers, now married to her third husband, William Exceen, 
joined by her husband, WiUiam Exceen, and her daughter, Mary Brown, made a conveyance 
of these lands, as conveyed to her and her daughter, Mary Brown, in the will of her former 
husband, Nicholas Brown, to William Woolley, of Shrewsbury. 

Perth Amboy and Trenton, N. J., Deeds. 

Issue by first wife 
8 Thomas Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 18, i2mo., 1689; living in 1716. 


9 Marcy Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 8, i2mo., 1690; married Hugh Jackson; she 
was living in 17 16. 

10 Ann Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, i, 2mo., 1693; living in 17 16. 

11 Ephraim Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 30, 9mo., 1694; married Miss Woodmansie; 

living in 17 16. 

12 Nicholas Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 19, 7mo., 1697; living in 1716. 

13 Martha Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 22, 6mo., 1699; living in 1716. 

14 John Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 24, imo., 1700-01; living in 1716. 

15 Catharine Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 23, 7mo., 1702; died Mch. 16, 1762; 

married Peter Knott, born 1681; died Feb. 15, 1770. 

16 Abraham Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, i, 2mo., 1704; living in 1716. 

17 Amos Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 23, Smo., 1705; died 9, imo., 1705-6. 

18 Preserve Potter, born 22, i2mo., 1706; died 1747. 

19 Leah Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 6, imo., 1707; living in 1716. 

20 Joseph Potter, born, in Shrewsbury, 8, 6mo., 1709-10; married, first, 6, i2mo., 

1736, Rebekah Champlice; second, 12, 2mo. [or 2, i2mo.], 1753, Abigail, 
daughter of Peter and Lydia (Bills) Tilton, born 7, 2mo. [or 22, 7mo.], 1723. 

8 THOMAS POTTER, son of Ephraim Potter, 4. 

1712, 4th Tuesday in February. County Court of Sessions, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

In an indictment "for Killing of Six small hoggs on y'' land of y'^ s"* Alfree," Indian 
Peter, a servant of Alfree, Thomas Potter and Thomas Alfere, Alfree or Affere, were bound 
in their recognizance. Court Records, Freehold, N. J. 

9 MARCY POTTER, daughter of Ephraim Potter, 4, was born 8, i2mo., 1690, and was 
living in 17 16. 

Marcy Potter had married prior to Dec. 25, 17 16, as per her father's will, in which she is 
mentioned as "Marcy Jackson. " 

1729, Dec. 13. Nicholas Potter, of Shrewsbury, quit-claimed his interests to his loving 
brother-in-law, Hugh Jackson, in land, lying in Shrewsbury. 

10 ANN POTTER, daughter of Ephraim Potter, 4. 

1 71 2, 4th Tuesday in February. County Court of Sessions, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

Bill against "Robert Edmonds for gitting a bastard Child on y' body of Anne Potter & 
they brought it in. " 

Child " Cald Nicholas Lately borne of Anne Potter in June last, " apprentice to Cornelious 
Lain, by consent of Robert Edmonds, until he attains the age of twenty-one years. 

Court Records, Freehold, N. J. 

11 EPHRAIM POTTER, son of Ephraim Potter, 4. 

It is probably Ephraim Potter, 11, who is referred to in the following will: 
1733, Sept. 22. Will of Thomas Woodmansee, of Shrewsbury, yeoman; proved June 11, 
1737, mentioned: 

Wife, but not named. 

Son, Thomas; received 5 shillings. 

Son, John; received £5. 

Son, David; received £5. 

Son, Gabriel; received £5. 


Daughter, Sarah; received £4. 
Daughter, Elizabeth; received £4. 
Daughter, Hannah; received £4. 
Daughter, Margaret; received £4. 
"to my son-in-law," Ephraim Potter, i shilling. 
Daughter, Leadea; received £4. 
Daughter, Abigail; received £4. 
Daughter, Ann; received £4. 

The testator directed that his plantation!, in Shrewsbury, and his interest in lands, in or near New Lon- 
don, in New England, to be disposed of by his executors. 

Executors: his wife, and jno. Littel and George Williams, both of Shrewsbury. 
Witnesses: Richard Higgins, John Woodmansee and David Woodmansee. 
The testator signed his name to the will. 

12 NICHOLAS POTTER, son of Ephraim Potter, 4, was born, in Shrewsbury, 19, ymo., 

1729, Dec. 13. He was living in Shrewsbury, when he made a conveyance of his interests, 
in lands, in that town, to his brother-in-law, Hugh Jackson, who had married his sister, Mercy 

18 PRESERVE POTTER, son of Ephraim Potter, 4, died in 1747-8. 
1742, July 22. He married, by license, Catherine Cunningham. 

1746, "Twenteth Eight" of June. Will of Prefarue Potter, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
County, Labourer; proved Jan. 27, 1747/8, mentioned: 

Katharine, his "Dearly beloued wife," received her wearing apparel and 7 shillings. 

"Dutifull and well beloued Son, Thomas, y^, of rite to take up land, which I bought of Robert Savage. " 

"Dutiful and well beloued Daughter, Hannah," a bed, etc. 

"beloued Son, Robert, 5 shillings." 

"beloued Daughter, Deborah, £5." 

The remainder of the estate to be equally divided between his son, Thomas, and daughter, Hannah. 

"beloued Brother's, Jofeph Potter's son, Jacob," residuary legatee. 

Executors: "Loueing Brother Jofeph Potter & my trofty frind, Jofeph Patterson. 

Witnesses; William Newbray, his mark, Jo" Herring and Hen Herbert. 

The testator signed his name in full to the will. 

Joseph Potter qualified as executor, by affirmation, being one of the people "Call'd 

1747/8, Mch. 17. Jofeph Patterfon renounced his executorship of Prefarve Potter's will. 

1747/8, 15 day of ii""". The inventory of "preferue potter" was taken by "John Williams, 
Cordwinder, and Joseph potter," and amounted to £39-07-06. 


21 Thomas Potter 

22 Hannah Potter 

23 Robert Potter 

24 Deborah Potter 

20 JOSEPH POTTER, son of Ephraim Potter, 4, is named, as an executor, in the will 
of his brother. Preserve Potter, 18, and therein is stated to have a son, Jacob, in 1746. 

2 5 Jacob Potter 




There were Potters residing in Woodbridge, N. J. 

George, Robert and Nathaniel Potter were early settlers in Rhode Island. 

1693, Sept. 18. Richard Potter had a license to marry Katharine Reay. New York Wills. 

1697, Nov. 8. Marmaduke Potter married Mary Bingla. 

No date. "Hannah Potter deceased in the county of Monmouth." 

Quaker Records, Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1707, 3rd of 5th mo. Will of William Bickley, shopkeeper, of New York; proved 
Nov. 20, 1707, mentioned: 

Two daughters, Sarah Potter, widow, and Elizabeth Brown, 20s., each, in full of all claims upon his 
estate; grandson, WOliam Cook, £20, if he serves the remainder of his indentured time, to the testator; to each 
of his grandchildren and his son-in-law, Nicholas BrowTi, each, 12s.; to his daughters-in-law, a piece of gold 
of i2s. value; to various friends, viz.: Thomas Ives and his wife, Susanah, Dr. John Rodman, Hugh Cowper- 
thwaite, and Samuel Bowne, of Flushing, and to George Curtis [Curlis?], John Lipincott, Sr., and William 
Worth, of Shrewsbury, in New Jersey, each, a legacy, and to his son, Abraham Bickley, of Philadelphia, the 
balance of his estate, whom he enjoins "to be helpful and assistant to his helpless sister, Sarah Potter, during 
her widowhood." 

William Bickley was a prominent Quaker of New York City. 

From the Shrewsbury, N. J., Poor Book. 
1743. Jos. Potter took one of the town poor. 
1743. Nicholas Potter took "Bhnd Nick," one of the town poor. 
1758. Jos. Potter mentioned. 

1772. Nicholas and Ephraim Potter were of the town poor. 
1 78 1. Ephraim Potter and his mother were of the town poor. 
1785. David Potter mentioned. 

1758, 2, 2mo. Lydia Potter, daughter of Joseph and Abigail, was born. 

1765, Oct. 31. Will of William Potter, of Shrewsbury, yeoman; proved Nov. 25, 1766, 
mentioned : 

Ann, "once the wife of John Soper, " "£5 and £5, yearly, till £35 are paid and no more," "she having 
been very wicked to me & Distructive to my Interests." 

Daughter, Susanna Dickeson, and her husband, John Dickeson, "for good reasons to myself well known, " 
5 shillings. 

Son, Samuel Potter, who is to pay the legacies, £10. He had four children who received £109. 

Daughter, Ann Cowperthwaite, wife of John Cowperthwaite, £20, and to her children, £109, equally 
between them when they arrive at the age of eighteen years. 

Grandson, William Potter Brock, £200, when eighteen years of age, and to the two daughters of "my 
daughter, Mary Brock," £50, when aged eighteen. 

The testator signed his name to the will. 

The inventory of his estate amounted to £423-18-3. 

Burbridge Brock and INIary, his wife, were sworn at Burlington, N. J. He made his mark — • 
a hatchet. 

1750, Apr. 12. John Chambers and Charity Potter had marriage license granted. 
1763, Feb. 4. Ephraim Potter and Abe Edwards had marriage license granted. 




The Salter family may justly lay claim to considerable antiquity. In the reign of Henry VI, 
temp. 1423, there lived one, William Salter, who was possessed of good estate and whose an- 
cestors had resided at and were the Lords, for over two hundred years, of a manor called 
Bokenhamis, in England. 

Walter Salter lived in the time of Richard III, temp. 1482. At the upper end of the South 
aisle, in the church of Tottengen, in the County of Norfolk, there is erected to himself and 
lady, a tablet with the following inscription : 

"Orate pro animabus 
Walter Salter et Alice uxoris ejus 
Et pro quibus tenentus. " 

"Pray for the souls of Walter Salter 
And Alice his wife, and for the 
Souls of all that belong to them." 

1524. Henry Salter was one of the Sheriffs of Norwich, England. 

1600. Henry Baldwin, in his will, mentions his wife, Alice; his daughter, Mary Baldwui, 
who married Richard Salter, and had children; and his daughter, Agnes Baldwin, who was 
baptized 1579. Baldwin Genealogy, p. 988. 

1598, Jan. 30. Mary, the daughter of Henry Baldwin, married, at Aston Clinton, County 
of Berks, England, Richard Salter. 

In 1622, Alice Baldwin left £10 to "my daughter, Mary Salter"; 40 shillings to each of 
her seven grandchildren, and created Richard Salter and Richard Baldwin, executors. 

1632, Feb. 18. Richard Baldwin, in his will of this date, left £10 to his sister, Mary 
Salter, and a like amount to each of her four children, Mary Salter, John Salter, Sarah Salter 
and David Salter. 

1669, Apr. II. David Salter, the last named, made his will on this date, creating his wife 
sole legatee. 

1618. William Salter was a resident of Devon, England. 

1655. John Salter was Mayor, of Norwich, England. 



1663. The charter of the said city of Norwich was renewed by Charles II, and John Salter 
was one of the twenty-four Aldermen, who were appointed. 

He died, the 20th of Nov., 1669, aged 77 years, and was buried in the church of 
St. Andrew. 

1670. Bridget, the wife of Matthew Salter, died, Dec. 31, aged 42 years. She was interred 
in the church of St. Ethelred, and from her tomb is copied the following quaint epitaph : 

"Tho' dead, yet dear, 
Tho' dead, yet dear to me, 
Dead is her body. 
Dear her memorie. " 

It is doubtless from some of the foregoing persons that the Salters in this country are 
descended. If Mrs. Bridget Salter, last above mentioned, was, as is positively asserted, the 
mother of twenty-two children, it was no wonder that some of them wanted to leave. 

1734. The Rev. Samuel Salter was Archdeacon, of Norfolk; also Prebendary, of Norfolk; 
Rector, of Bramerton [?], and Curate of the Parishes of St. George and St. Andrew, in the 
same city, England. 

In England, at the present day, the name is still met with, especially in the vicinity of 
Norfolk and Devon. 

In America there are several distinct families of the name whose arrivals date back to the 
latter part of the Seventeenth Century. In what degree of relationship, if any, their progenitors 
stood, it is now impossible to ascertain. 

The descendants of John Salter, who came from Exeter, Devonshire, England, and settled 
at Odiorne's Point, New Hampshire, and the descendants of Richard Salter, the early settler 
in Monmouth County, N. J., have been the most prominent in point of numbers, as well as 
the most conspicuous in social and political life. 

A family of the name, residing in North Carolina, during the Revolutionary War, con- 
tributed a commissary to the army, and two members to the Provincial Congress: Robert 
Salter, from Pitt County, 1775; Edward Salter, from Pitt County, and William Salter, from 
Bladen County, delegates to the Provincial Congress, 1774, in North Carolina. 

See Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina. 

Another, residing in New York City, during the post-revolutionary period, was engaged 
in mercantile pursuits, and was represented by Abraham Salter, who was born in New York 
City, about 1785. In 1830, he was a merchant doing business in Pearl St., New York City. 
He had a son, Albert, who married, and was the father of George W. Salter and W. H. Salter, 
both attorneys-at-law; the former employed in the War Department, at Washington; the latter, 
practicing in New York City. 

In this family there is a tradition that, in olden times, they intermarried with the Dutch, 
and that the first-comer came from Strasburg, and that some of the descendants, now living in 
Paris, have changed the spelHng of the name to "Saltaire." 

Thomas Salter, of New York City, who had a license to marry Mary O'Neil, granted 
Mch. 2, 1756, may be a connection of this family. 

In 1878, while the Rev. William Salter, of Burlington, Iowa, was traveling in Colorado, 
he met the Rev. Charles C. Salter, who stated that his grandfather came to this country in 
1794, from Tiverton, Devonshire, England. 

In Rhode Island, Sampson Salter was admitted a Freeman, the 20'^'' of 2,^^ month, 1638 ; while 
in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Will Salter was admitted to a similar position, May 26, 1636. 


The latter individual was born in 1607; was the keeper of the Boston jail, and, being 
able to write a good hand, frequently subscribed his name to the \A-ills and documents of his 
fellow-townsmen. He died, Aug. 10, 1675, and was interred in the King's Chapel-yard. His 
will made his wife, Mary, his executrix, and alluded to a son, John, " who has gone away, but if 
he returns he shall have five acres of land." This son, John, was born 1651. He returned and 
claimed his legac}', and it is recorded that he disposed of it, in person, in 1679, when he was 
married and settled. 

John and Henry Salter were enlisted, as soldiers, in King Philip's War. 

Henry and Hannah Salter had a son, Richard, baptized in October, 1673. 

Savage's New England Genealogical Dictionary. 

John Salter, aged eighty years, was married, Oct. 9, 1720, by Rev. Tho' Foxcraft, of 
Boston, to Abigail Durrant, which would make him born about 1640, and exclude him as the 
son of William, if the birth date of William's son, John, is correctly given as 1651. 

Thomas Salter, of Boston, died, Aug. 2, 1748, aged 62 years; buried in Woburn Burying- 

Capt. Thos. Salter, of Port Royall, captured a Spanish vessel. He resided at Jamaica, 
and was Commander of a private man-of-war. See proceedings of the Court of Admiralty 
about the Ship Cedar and ye Privateer, after their return from the French port, in Accadie. 

In 1 71 1, John Salter was a private, in the Governor's Company, New York. 
1762, Aug. 10. James Salter was a private, in the pay of the Province of New York, at 
Fort Ontario. 

Joseph Salter was a private, in the Company of Militia, at Katskill, Coxhakki and Pothook. 

Report of the State Historian, New York. 

1754, Dec. 24. Samuel Walter vs Peter Solter. 

1765, March. John Psalter was Constable, of Hanover, N. J. 

1767, September. Ravaud Kearney vs David Ogden, Jr., Lawrence Salter, et al. 

1779, Sept. 28. John Salter petitioned for a Hcense to keep a public house; granted. 

1 781, March. Widow Phebe Salter produced a certificate, as being the widow of Benjamin 
Salter, who died in the service of the United States, and asked for half pay. 

1 791, September. John Saltar sued Conrad Hopler, of Morris County, N. J., for £450, 
debt, and trespass. Evidence: a promissory note dated, Apr. 12, 1790, at Newark, Essex 
County, for £250. He took judgment. Morris County Court Records. 

The following were privates, from New Jersey, in the Revolutionary War: 
Benjamin Salter, of Morris County; killed in 1779. Henry Salter, of Somerset County. 
John Salter, Sr., and John Salter, Jr., of BurHngton County. John P. Salter, Sr., and John 
P. Salter, Jr. See Stryker. 

1675, July 9- Henry Salter, with his ^\nfe, Anna, obtained a patent of ten thousand acres, 
in his Colony, wherein he is described as, of the Parish of St. Buttolph, without Bishopsgate, 
London, silkman. The wording, "in his Colony," implies an existing residence here. 

In 1677, both he and his wife had a Proprietary right. 

In June, 1679, he had died, for reference is made, in a survey, to land in the ranges of 
Monmouth River, adjoining Henr}- Salter, deceased. His residence and estate was largely 
in Salem Count}-, and he was described as, merchant, of West Jersey. Upon his demise, his 
widow took up a residence in Tacony, Pa., now part of the City of Philadelphia, and dealt 


extensively in lands. These she obtained, in part, from her husband, who owned J^ of 1/6 of 
the i" Tenth of West Jersey; also a part of the 2"'^ Tenth. Her sales and purchases of lands 
in Burlington, and Salem Counties, N. J., as taken from the Trenton Records, roughly com- 
puted, amount to about four thousand acres, and she dealt, as well, in dwellings, mortgages 
and cattle. 

The New Jersey records further allude to her ownership of four hundred acres in Penn- 
sylvania, and the Bucks County, Pa., records, speaking of her, in May, 1684, as of New Castle, 
Pa., refer to a sale, by her, of one hundred acres, to Morgan De Wett. Doubtless additional 
evidence of her holdings could be found in the Philadelphia Records. She is as frequenty 
called, Anna, as Hannah Salter. She was li\'ing in 1687, for, April i, of that year, she sold one 
thousand acres of land, in Salem County, and was joined in the conveyance by her son, John 
Salter, but had died prior to Dec. 31, 1689, for then her executors confirmed this sale. They 
continued, for some time after her demise, to sell her lands. 

The New Jersey family, which solely interests us, became, very early, distinguished in the 
history of the State, and for a long time remained prominent. Today, however, none can be 
found within its borders, and in Freehold, and its vicinity, where once they clustered and were 
powerful, they can hardly be traced. 

The tradition, current in the family, states that shortly after the accession of Charles II 
to the English throne, (probably in 1664), three of the younger sons of the family, endowed 
with a handsome property, came to this country. They landed at or near Boston, where one 
remained, while the other two moved thence to the State of New Jersd)^ Of these, one 
settled in Salem County, and died without issue, leaving a considerable estate to his widow, 
Hannah, who, upon her decease, left this property, situated in and about Philadelphia and 
New Jersey, equally divided among her own and her husband's relatives. 

RICHARD SALTAR, the youngest of the three, became the founder of the branch we are 
about to follow. 

From some caprice, he changed the spelling of his name from Salter to Saltar, which some 
of his descendants still use, though many have lapsed into using the original orthography. 
The names of the other two brothers and their parentage, are unknovm. 

The statement that Richard Saltar, of New Jersey, came from Devonshire is an assumption, 
and the use of arms, as they appear in Salter's History of Ocean County, was the outcome of a 
strange chance, which threw an old law book in a second-hand shop, in Beekman St., New York 
City, in the way of James Steen, Esq., of Eatontown, N. J., who purchased it. On its inside 
cover appears the signature : " Rich"* Saltar," and a book plate containing arms. Thus it found 
its way to Monmouth County, and unknown to Edwin Salter during his life, was utilized, subse- 
quently, by his publisher, as a frontispiece. Of such misleading material is history often made. 

The earliest date of Richard Saltar's appearance in Monmouth County, that I have found, 
is 1687. It is probable, however, that his settlement there antedated it by some years, for he is 
found, at that time, as a prominent and influential personage among his fellow-townsmen, a 
position he could attain only by a long and tried association. 

1695. Richard Saltar was elected a Member of the House of Deputies. 

1696-7, Jan. II. He owned land at Wickatunck, a locaHty beyond Matawan, to which he 
may have removed, for in a deed of land at this place, dated Aug. 18, 1698, he is alluded to as, 
"Richard Salter having become a neighbor in place of D' Cox." 


In 1697, Richard Saltar was residing at Freehold, N. J. It was in the vicinity of Upper 
Freehold that his estates mainly lay, and his family lived. As late as 1793, Saltar's Dam, on 
the main brook, in Freehold, is alluded to. 

1697. Richard Saltar, of Freehold, was spoken of as, "King's Attorney." 

1700. Some time prior to this date, he was in possession of the Baker Tract, at Upper 
Freehold, purchased from George Willocks, upon which he built the mills, at Imlaystown. 
This land passed to his son, Richard Salter, Jr., who sold the mill tract, in 1727, to Peter Salter, 
Jr. Ellis' History of Monmouth County, p. 617. 

1 701, Mch. 25. He was a witness to a commission issued in London by William Dockwra 
to Charle.5 Goodman, of Perth Amboy, to be Deputy Secretary and Register, by which we can 
infer that he kept up an intimate relation with the old country. 

1 701, Mch. 25. W"" Dockwra, of London, gave Richard Salter a power of attorney, as 
land agent, and invested him with additional powers, Mch. 31, following. 

1701, Mch. 26. Being in London, he must have conferred with those interested in New 
Jersey, for Tho'' Cooper, of London, merchant, gave him a power of attorney to collect debts, 
wherein he is mentioned as of Freehold, planter. 

1 701, Mch. 26. Tho^ Cooper, of London, gave a power of attorney to Richard Salter, of 
Freehold, and Richard Hartshorne, of Middletown, as land agents. 

1702. "Letters of Attorney" were given to Richard Saltar, of Freehold, by Caleb Plum- 
stead and William Dockwra. 

1704. He was a Member of the Second Assembly. 

1704. Richard Saltar was a Captain, in the Provincial Service, from Freehold. 

State Historian's Report, Colonial Series, New York, Vol. II, p. 482. 

1704, Feb. 28. He was a Justice and Judge of Monmouth County, and was alluded to as 
such, Dec. II, 1704, 1705, 1707, 1722, 1723, 1724 and 1728. 

Minutes of Assembly and Freehold Court Records. 

1 706-7. Richard and Sarah Saltar, of Freehold, sold land to Jacob Van Dorn. Both signed. 

1708. Richard Saltar and wife, Sarah, conveyed lands. 

1716, July 27. Richard Saltar, Gentleman, and wife Sarah, of Freehold, made two con- 
veyances of land, at Freehold, to Richard Jewel. Both Saltar and his wife signed. Thomas 
Saltar was a witness. 

1709-10, "ninth day of June," 8th of Queen Anne. "Cap' Richard Salter, of the town- 
fhip of Freehold, county of Monmouth, Esq., to Ghertie Romain, Widdow of Stophel Romine, 
Deceased, of the townfhip of Freehold, conveyed land." 

For £450, said Salter sold "two hundred acres of land, more or less, in the County of Mon- 
mouth. Beginning at a ftake ftanding in the line Between Sd Salter's & Thomas Boel's 

land and is one of the Corners of John Vankirk's land to another branch of hop 

brook to a maple tree marked. Standing by y^ old Dam Formerly made to flow the Swamp 

to the Mouth of a fmall Run which comes out of Elexander Nipper's land as 

Johanus courten Vanvorus' Line Runs till it comes to Alexander Nipper's land till it 

comes within fifteen chaines of the Jntended Highway Spoken of in Said Salter's Deed 

from Clement Plumsted, to another ftake Standing Jn Thomas Bole's line 

along Thomas Boel's Hne." Bounded "North Eaft by Thomas Boel's Land & South East & 
South by John Vankirk & Johanus Corten Vanvorus ; weft & North weft by Alexander Nipper 


and fd Salter's Land, Intended for y"" ufe of y* Prisbyterion Minieft ," under the yearly 

Preife or Quitrent of three pence, to be paid to the Lords Proprietors. 

Witnesses: W" Lawrence Richard Salter 

Obadiah Bowne Sarah S altar 

John O Keson 
Acknowledged by W": Lawrence and John Okefon, "two of y* fubfcribing evidences," 
on oath, before John Reid, 2^* of June, 17 14. 

171 1. He was a Member of the Assembly for the Eastern Division of New Jersey. 

Richard Saltar was a man of marked abihty, of high social standing, and a lawyer by 
education. Through his talents, and the influence he may have acquired by his marriage, he 
attained, and was able to hold, a leading position in the community. He was in sympathy 
with the Middletown Patentees and their successors, and took a spirited part in opposing the 
encroachments of the Proprietary Party. As counsel for the people, in which capacity he 
seems to have been employed, he championed their rights both within and without the halls 
of the Assembly, though he needed not the stimulus of identity of interests to defend so just a 
cause. While acting in his professional capacity, he, and Capt. John Bowne, undertook to 
raise money to defend the Patentee rights before Lord Cornbury, then Governor of the Province. 
This provoked the ill will of the Proprietors, who charged them with committing felony, crime, 
etc. Capt. Bowne, who was a Member of the House of Representatives, was brought up for 
discipUne, but proving obdurate, was expelled. Lord Cornbury was also notified of their 
displeasure in a lengthy phillipic, which provoked a rejoinder, in which he took occasion to 
comment upon the illegality of this removal, and to deny the accusation that the money, thus 
raised, had been conveyed to him for the purpose of dissolving the Assembly, that the people 
might escape payment of the Proprietors' quit-rents. The impeachments were subsequently 
proven to be false, and resulted merely from the intense party feeling then existing. Saltar 
and Bowne represented the people, and were sustained by them in all their acts, despite the 
criminations of the Proprietary Party. 

To estimate the character and services of Richard Saltar, at this distant date, is a difficult 
matter. We, who are in sympathy with the people, see him as a man, great in his day, in that 
locality — as one who, by his deed as well as word, served to mould the events of his time, and 
as one of those who have stood out, in all ages, as fearless and resolute advocates of individual 
rights. Viewed from the standpoint of the Proprietary Party, he appears as, "a factious and 
seditious person," given to false representation and desirous of evading, as well as assisting 
others to evade, their just obligations. According to our own individual convictions will these 
opinions prevail. 

The dates of Richard Saltar 's birth and decease are not known, but the latter occurred 
subsequently to 1728, for, at this date, he was still an acting Judge in his County. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Capt. John Bowne, by Lydia Holmes, his wife. She was 
born, at Gravesend, L. I., Nov. 27, 1669, and was living as late as 1714, the date of her brother, 
John Bowne's will, in which she and several of her children, are mentioned as devisees. 

This brother, John Bowne, between the date of his will, in 17 14, and the date of its probate, 
in 1 7 16, recognizing his approaching end, made a deed of trust, which largely distributed his 
estate, and mentioned many of his kinspeople, among others, the Salters: 

1715/16, Feb. 5. John Bowne, of Middletown, merchant, gave a bond of £5260, at eight shillings the 
ounce, to William Lawrence, Sr., and Richard Hartshorne in trust, for the use of said John Bowne's wife, 
Frances; and John Bowne, Anne Bowne and Lydia Bowne, son and daughters of Obadiah Bowne; and Richard 
Saltar, William Saltar, Ebenezer Saltar, James Saltar, Deborah Saltar, and Oliver Saltar, children of Capt. 


Richard Saltar; and Margaret Hartshorne, Richard Hartshorne and William Hartshorne, children of William 
Hartshorne; and Thomas Taylor, James Bowne and Samuel Willet, their executors, administrators and 

To Frances Bowne there was to be paid, yearly, £45, during her life, at the dweUing of said Richard 
Hartshorne or WUliam Lawrence. 

To John Bowne, son of Obadiah Bowne, there was to be paid £400, when he reached the age of twenty-one 

To Anne and Lydia Bowne there was to be paid £200, each, when they reached the age of eighteen years. 

To Richard Saltar, William Saltar, Ebenezer Saltar, Deborah Saltar, James Saltar and Oliver Saltar, 
there was to be paid £125, each, when the boys reached the age of twenty-one years, and the girl the age of 
eighteen years. 

To Richard Hartshorne, Margaret Hartshorne and William Hartshorne, there was to be paid £150, each, 
when the boys reached the age of twenty-one jears, and the girl the age of eighteen years. 

Thomas Taylor, James Bowne and Samuel Willet were to be discharged from all debts. 

Witnesses: Joseph Dennis and John Saltar. 

Freehold Deeds, Lib. G., p. loi. 

1 7 13. Sarah Saltar was a member of the Baptist Church, of Middletown. 


2 Thomas Saltar 

3 John Saltar 

4 Hannah Saltar 

5 Richard Saltar 

6 William Saltar 

7 Ebenezer Saltar 

8 James Saltar 

9 Deborah Saltar 
10 Oliver Saltar 

Still others appear, in the Freehold Records, who must be the issi'e of Richard Saltar, or 
his children: 

1 7 13. First Tuesday in June. Nicholas Salter, defendant, in a suit brought by John Mills 
to recover a debt of £12. Plaintiff ordered to give bail to pay costs within thirty days, or be 
nonsuited; defendant to plead thirty days before next Court of Judgment. 

Record of Common Pleas, Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J. 

In 1 7 15, Nicholas Salter was still living in Freehold, and owned land adjoining John Salter. 

1 7 19, February. Samuel Saltar was a party to a suit in Monmouth County, N. J. 

1720, Aug. 5. Margaret Salter, a supposed grand-daughter of Richard Saltar, I, was born. 
Mrs. Levi Holbrook, of New York City, a lady conspicuous in genealogical and historical 

circles, descends from Margaret Salter, born 1720; died June 16, 1799; married William Dey, 
or Dye, Sr., of Monmouth County, N. J., born July 6, 1718; died Sept. 6, 1784. They hved on 
a fine farm near Hightstown, N. J. 

There is some reason to believe that Margaret Salter, born 1720, was a Crawford, rather 
than a Salter. 

1725. James Grover, Elizabeth Forman and Mary Saltar, being severally called on their 
recognizances, appeared to give evidence to the jury. 

1726. William Everingham vs Mary Saltar. Suit for debt £40. 
1728. Samuel Saltar brought before the Court for breaking jail. 

Freehold Court Records. 


1727. Peter Saltar, Jr., bought of Richard Saltar, Jr., land lying at Upper Freehold. 

Ellis' History of Monmouth County, p. 617. 

1733) June 4. Peter Salter and Rebecca Mount were married at Christ Church, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

1743. Sarah Salter married Nathan Allen, of Monmouth County, N. J. 

1748 Salter married Ann Rockhill, widow, shortly after 1748. 

From Mr. Howard Deacon, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

2 THOMAS SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, i, died in early manhood, during the life- 
time of his father. He was of age in, or before, 17 16, as appears by the will of his uncle, John 
Bowne. He dwelt at Freehold, and I have found but very few allusions to him. 

1716-17, Mch. 5. Thomas Saltar, yeoman, of Freehold, bought of Thomas Parker, Sr., 
of Freehold, merchant, two hundred acres, more or less, lying at Crosswicks; bounded by 
Richard Borden, Philip Smith, Doctor's Creek, " the Mill Dam he bought from William Purdy," 
etc., including all buildings, orchards, fields, etc., and appurtenances belonging to the mill and 
the farm. The conveyance was signed by Thomas Parker and Mary Parker, his wife, by 
their marks, and witnessed by John Saltar, JonothoH Robins and George Parker. The deed 
was recorded in 1739, when Jonothon Robins acknowledged witnessing the same, before John 
Campbell, Esq., one of the Judges for Monmouth County. ' 

1 7 19, August. He was a Petit Juryman. 

1722, June 13. Will of Thomas Saltar; proved Apr. 25, 1723, mentioned: 

Wife, Rachel 

Father, Richard Saltar; his executor. 

Daughter, Hannah Saltar 

Daughter, Deborah Saltar 

Son, Richard Saltar Trenton Wills, Lib. II, p. 248. 

1725. Richard Saltar, Esq., executor of Thomas Saltar, was sued by Cornelius Van Home, 
for a debt of £60. Freehold Court Records. 

1 73 1, June 29. Thomas Saltar, of Freehold, and Rachel, his wife, for £50, sold lands, at 
Freehold, to James Ashton, Esq., and Elisha Lawrence, Gent., both of Freehold. Rachel, 
the wife, made her mark. Witnesses: John Saltar, Richard Borden, Thomas Smith. 


11 Hannah Saltar j 

12 Deborah Saltar \ not traced. 

13 Richard Saltar J 

3 JOHN SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, i, was born Oct. 22, 1694, as deduced from his 
tombstone, standing in the Yellow Meeting House graveyard, at Cream Ridge, Monmouth 
County, N. J., which states: 

John Saltar died, Aug. 29, 1723, aged 28 years, 10 months, and 7 days. 

In 1 7 14, he is alluded to as, a minor, in the will of his uncle, John Bowne, but in 17 16, 
when that instrument was probated, he had passed his minority, and received property with 
other devisees. 

1 7 16-1 717. He was a witness to a conveyance from Thomas Parker to his brother, Thomas 
Saltar, and was probably then residing at Freehold, where he dwelt to the date of his decease. 

1 7 19, November. He was a Petit Juryman. 


1721. John Saltar was frequently sued by one, Gomez, and others, and was "non est," 
in a number of the suits. 

1723. He was spoken of as Mr. John Saltar. Freehold Court Records. 

1723, May 4. Will of John Saltar, of Freehold; proved Oct. i, 1723, mentioned: 

Daughter, Lucy Saltar I 

Daughter, Elizabeth Saltar I „ ... c • x... 

Daulhter, Sarah Saltar ^" '^'^^' ^^^ ^^^ °^ "^hteen years. 

Daughter, Lydia Saltar J 

Wife, Elizabeth; appointed sole executrix and guardian of his children. 

Trenton WUls, Lib. II, p. 254. 

His personal estate amounted to £722-8-0, and included nine negroes valued at £300-1 5-0. 

John Saltar married Elizabeth, daughter of Elisha Lawrence. She died in 1741. 

1728, Oct. 8. Will of Elizabeth Saltar, of Freehold, widow, and sick. 

She devised lands situated in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and orders others to be sold, "near the house 
that I dwell in, at the Iron Works," excepting fifty acres, "near the end of my husband's plantation"; one 
hundred acres of land "that my father gave me," and mentioned: 

Daughter, Sarah 1 

Daughter, Lucy 

Daughter, Lidey \ all under age and unmarried. 

Daughter, Elizabeth 

Daughter, Mary J 

E.xecutors: friends and brothers, Elisha Lawrence, John Lawrence, John Emley and Richard Salter, Jr. 

Witnesses: Robert Lawrence, Ebezar [Ebenezer] Saltar and James Tapscott. 

Elizabeth Saltar left an estate that was inventoried at £722-8-0. 


14 Lucy Saltar 

15 Elizabeth Saltar 

16 Sarah Saltar 

17 Lydia Saltar 

18 Mary Saltar 

4 HANNAH SALTAR, daughter of Richard Saltar, i, married Mordecai Lincoln, 
who was born April 24, 1686. 

*Mordecai Lincoln, the son of Mordecai Lincoln, a blacksmith, accompanied or followed 
by his brother, Abraham, both young men, left Scituate, Mass., early in 1700, where they had 
spent twent)' years, more or less, of their youth, and traveled to New Jersey. Here they lo- 
cated in Monmouth County, and after a residence of some years, moved on to Pennsylvania, 
then an inviting field for the venturesome settler, where Mordecai died at Amity, Philadelphia 
County, in 1736, and Abraham, at Springfield, Chester County, Pa., in 1745. 

•Samuel Lincoln emigrated from England to Massachusetts, where he resided at Hingham. He married, about 1648-50, 

Martha , by whom he had born, between 1650 and 1673, the following 

Samuel Lincoln 
Daniel Lincoln 
Mordecai Lincoln 
Mordecai Lincoln, 2nd. 
Thomas Lincoln 
Thomas Lincoln, 2nd. 
Mary Lincoln 
Sarah Lincoln 
Sarah Lincoln, jnd. (Footnote continued on page i8$.) 


MORDECAI LINCOLN'S marriage to Hannah Saltar, and perhaps her death also, 
occurred before the year 17 14, as appears from the will of her uncle, John Bowne, the settle- 
ment of whose estate was only accomplished with considerable friction between his legatees. 
Obadiah Bowne, one of his administrators, brought numerous actions against the said legatees, 
among which were suits against Mordecai Lincoln in 1716, 1717, 1719 and 1720. 

1 72 1, Nov. 30. Mordecai Lincoln reversed this legal status, and became plaintiff in a suit 
against John Lining, for a debt of £11-9-0. Defendant was non est. 

1720, Feb. 2. Richard Saltar, of Freehold, conveyed to Mordecai Lincon, of the same 
place, for the sum of £152: 

"all those Tracts of Land and Meadow on Machaponix River & gravell Brook in the County of Middle- 
sex ; the first Tract Is bounded on said Machaponix River on y'^ South by y^ Pine Brook East by the Land now 
or late of Will™ Estill on y'= West, and by Land unsurveyed on y*^ North. Also all that Tract Bounded Wes- 
terly by Gravill Brook Southerly by the Land of William Estill from y'^ mouth of Long Medow Run Easterly 
& Northerly by land unsurveyed. Also all y"^ Long Medow upon y'= s"^ Long Meadow Run Bounded West by 
y^ Last mentioned Tract of land and all round y" other side by upland unsurveyed. In all Containing four 
hundred acres more or less," etc., the title to which Saltar had, by deed of sale, dated Nov. 7, 1717, from 
John Reid, Esq. Witnesses: Thomas Cox and R. Saltar, Jun^ 

1727, Apr. 5. Richard Saltar, Jun"", appeared before John Anderson, Esq., and acknowl- 
edged that he was a subscribing witness to the above instrument. 

At what date he removed to Pennsylvania, I have no knowledge, but he was a resident of 
Chester County, Pa., in 1726, and earlier, probably by some years. 

1735, Feb. 22. Mordecai Lincon made his will; proved June 7, 1736, in which he mentioned: 

Wife, Mary 

Son, Mordecai Lincon 

Son, Thomas Lincon 

Daughter, Hannah Lincon 

Daughter, Mary Lincon 

Son, John Lincon 

Daughter, Ann Lincon 

Daughter, Sarah Lincon 

A prospective child, which proved to be a boy, and was named Abraham. 

Rebecca Lincoln 
Martha Lincoln 

Mordecai Lincoln, son of Samuel Lincoln, i, married 

Mordecai Lincoln, bom Apr. 24, 1686. 
.Abraham Lincoln, born Jan. 13, 1689. 
These two sons were the pioneers of this family in Monmouth County, where they were in evidence as early as 1714, but they 
had, probably, arrived there some years before this date, and left there in 1721-22, to take up a residence in Pennsylvania. 

Mordecai Lincoln, son of Mordecai Lincoln, was born Apr. 24, 1686. He married, as set forth above, prior to 1714, Hannah, 
daughter of Richard Saltar, who died, according to the late William H. Egle, Esq., the Pennsylvania Historian, "Feb. 4, 1717, in 
East Jersey." 

Abraham Lincoln, son of Mordecai Lincoln, was born Jan. 13, 1689. He settled in Monmouth County, N. J., where, Apr. 3, 
1 730, calling himself blacksmith, of that place, he sold land to Thomas Williams, which he had received from Safety Borden, by 
deed dated Feb. 11, 1722. Freehold Records. He made his will at Springfield, Chester County, Pa., in 1745, which mentioned: 
John Lincoln 
Jacob Lincoln 
Isaac Lincoln 

Mordecai Lincoln, "being absent from the Province," and perhaps he who is referred to as 
Mordecai Lincoln, of Taimton, mentioned in Dean's History of Scituate. 
e ecca mco n I ^^^ received a plantation in Springfield and two houses in Philadelphia. 

1770, June 9. Abraham Lincoln married (no name). Records of .Augusta Co., Va., beginning 1749. 

William F. Reed, Esq., of 915 F. Street, N. E., Washington, D. C, has a full accoimt of William Tallman's descendants. 

In 1S83, Samuel Shackford, of Winnetka, 111., addressed me, concerning the Salter genealogy, stating he was a descendant of 
Samuel Lincoln, and had been asked, as he had made researches into the Lincoln genealogy, by Isaac N. .\rnold, of Chicago, who 
was rewriting the Life of .Abraham Lincoln, to contribute the chapter on Abraham Lincoln's ancestry. 

Contributions to Lincoln genealogy in the way of memoranda, appear in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 
for April and July, 1872, and in Old Times in Monmouth County, N. J. 


Mordecai's widow, Mary, it is said by the Pennsylvania Lincolns, remarried. 

The above will of Mordecai Lincon, establishes the fact that he had a later wife than 
Hannah Saltar, by the name of Mary, and there is nothing to disprove the fact, that I know of, 
that he might have had a still earher wife than Hannah Saltar, except his youth. 

There is no positive knowledge of the descent of the children from these respective wives, 
and there is some clash in the traditions given concerning them. And I feel quite sure that 
the children are not enumerated in the will in the order of their birth. 

However, that Mordecai Lincon's eldest son and heir was John Lincon, there can be no 
doubt : 

1748, Nov. 8. John Lincon, of the Township of Carnarvin, in the County of Lancaster 
and Province of "Penselvania," weaver, the son and heir of Mordecai Lincon, deceased, sold to 
WiUiam Dye, of the County of Middlesex, yeoman, for the sum of £200, that tract of land, 
lying in the County of Middlesex: 

"Beginning where the land formerly Walter Benthals crosses Cranbury brook from thence along said 
Benthals land towards the Post Road to the Land formerly Robert Burnets and itom thence along said Burnets 
line," etc., containing three hundred acres. 

1750, May 24. John Lincon, party to the above written instrument, acknowledged the 
execution of the same, before Andrew Johnston, one of His Majestie's Council for the Province 
of New Jersey. 

Charles Carleton Coffin, in his Life of Abraham Lincoln, says: "John, son of Mordecai, 
was born, in Massachusetts, by a first wife." Also that Ann and Hannah Lincoln were daugh- 
ters by a second wife. On the other hand, David J. Lincoln, of Birdsboro, deceased, stated 
that John Lincoln was a fuU brother to Ann Lincoln, and she a daughter of Mordecai Lincoln 
by Hannah Saltar. Here is direct contradiction, and if the first authority cited is correct, 
then Mordecai Lincoln had three wives, the second of whom was Hannah Saltar. 

The descent of John Lincon and the other children may be conjectured from the disposal 
of the lands of Mordecai Lincon: 

To John, he conveyed the tract of three hundred acres that he, John, sold, in 1748, to 
William Dye. 

To two of his daughters, he deeded one hundred acres, and to the other two daughters, one 
hundred acres, which he had bought, in 1726, when of Chester County, Pa., from Richard Saltar. 

The land he owned in Pennsylvania was bequeathed to his sons, Thomas, Mordecai and 

It would seem from this partition of his estate that John Lincon, and his four sisters, 
inheriting all the New Jersey lands, were children by the wife, Hannah Saltar, while the other 
three children were by the wife Mary. 


19 John Lincoln 

20 Hannah Lincoln; married Joseph MiUard. 

21 Mary Lincoln; married, first, Mr. Morris; second, Francis Yarnell, Jr. In 1769, 

Francis Yarnell, his wife, Mar)', and brother-in-law, Joseph Millard, were living 
in Pennsylvania. 

22 Ann Lincoln, bom Mch. 8, 1725; married, in Pennsylvania, WiUiam Tallman, 

son of Benjamin and Patience (Durfee) Tallman, son of Peter Tallman, of 
Rhode Island. He was born, in Rhode Island, Mch. 25, 1720, and died, in 
Virginia, Feb. 13, 1791. Issue: Benjamin Tallman, bom Jan. 9, 1745; mar- 


ried Dinah Boone, cousin of Daniel Boone, and daughter of Benjamin and 
Susannah Boone. She was born May 10, 1749. Their descendant, Miss 
M. J. Roe, 6901 Harvard Ave., Chicago, 111., has studied the Lincoln and Tall- 
man famihes. 

23 Sarah Lincoln 

24 Mordecai Lincoln, born 1730. 

25 Thomas Lincoln 

26 Abraham Lincoln, born 1735-6, died 1806. 

26" "Debora Lincon"; died. May 3, 1720, aged 3 years and 6 months. Tombstone 
very rudely cut, and of poor quality, like a field stone, in the Graveyard on 
the Robbins' farm, (wherein all the other stones are relatively modem), about 
a mile beyond Cox's Corners, near Imlaystown, Monmouth Co., N. J. 

5 RICHARD SAL TAR, son of Richard Saltar, i, was born, probably, in 1699, and be- 
came a prominent personage in his State. 

1 7 17, May. Richard Saltar, was a witness, in court, which may refer to his father. 
1720, Nov. 22. Richard Saltar was foreman of the Grand Jury, which, however, may 
mean his father. 

1724. Richard Saltar, Jr., was mentioned in a suit. Freehold Court Records. 

1733, Mch. 6. Richard Saltar mortgaged lands to the Commissioners of the Loan Office, 
lying in Upper Freehold, for £26-13-4. 

1734, June 8. He again mortgaged to the Commissioners of the Loan Office, for £25, land 
amounting to three hundred acres, in Upper Freehold, bounded by Rob' Imlay, James Tapscott, 
and land "late John Saltar 's." 

1744. 1745, 1746 and 1748. Richard Saltar was a Justice. Shrewsbury Town Poor Records. 

1745. Gov. Lewis Morris recommended him for a seat in the Council. 

1746. He was designated one of those who were to give orders for firing the beacon lights, 
on the Navesink Highlands, to indicate the approach of French cruisers. 

1748. He was suggested, by Ferdinand John Paris, to fill the place of John Hamilton, the 
lately deceased President of the Council, and was endorsed for it by James Alexander, as a 
"man of good understanding." He, soon thereafter, was appointed and filled the position 
until 1762, the date of his decease. 

1754, Mch. 29. Judge Morris tendered his resignation and suggested Mr. Saltar as the 
best man for the succession, being "a man of good understanding and fortune, a firm friend to 
the government, and will act in that station with honor to himself, and justice to the public." 

1754, May 2. He was Commissioned an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court. 

1 76 1. He was recommissioned by Gov. Hardy. 

During the years 1749 to 1762, he was a Commissioner to buy lands, to make Indian treaties 
and to do other public work. 

He resided, for awhile, in Trenton, as also, for a time, in Allentown. He likewise built a 
large, substantial house on Black Point, West of the Navesink River, near the place now called 
Seabright. Finally he settled in Nottingham, Burlington County, West Jersey, as appears 
from a deed, dated Dec. 18, 1761, in which he conveys the farm, upon which he dwells, con- 
sisting of seven hundred and two acres, bounded by the River Delaware, Isaac Watson's line, 
etc., with the houses, buildings, orchards, woods, etc., to Joseph, John and Lawrence Saltar, 
yeomen, of the same place. The deed was signed by Richard Saltar, who was joined in the 
conveyance by his wife, Anne Saltar. The witnesses were Thomas Saltar and Susannah Saltar. 

Trenton Records, Lib. Y., p. 344. 


1762, Feb. II. Richard Saltar made his will, which is recorded at Trenton; proved Nov. 
17, 1762, in which he alluded to his wife as still living, but no name is given, and mentioned: 

"I have already given to my three sons Joseph, John and Lawrence, the plantation on which I now live." 

Daughter, Elizabeth Saltar 

"My grandson, Richard Saltar, son of my son, Elisha Saltar, and my nephew, Thomas Saltar. . . ., 
who I beg and desire to undertake the friendly office of giving their advice and order in the premises. " 

In 1768, John, Joseph and Lawrence Saltar are alluded to as children of Richard Saltar, 
Esq., dec'', all of Nottingham, Burlington County, N. J., Gentlemen, and associated with them 
is Huldah [Mott], wife of the said Joseph Saltar, and Rachel [Rhese], wife of John Saltar. 

Trenton Deeds. 

He was spoken of as Richard Saltar, Jr., as late as 1728, proving that his father, Richard, 
the first-comer, was still alive. 

He married, June 23, 1721, Hannah, daughter of Elisha and Lucy (Stout) Lawrence. 
She was born 1696. 


27 Richard Saltar, born 1725; died, 1745. 

28 Joseph Saltar 

29 John Saltar 

30 Lawrence Saltar 

31 Elisha Saltar 

32 Elizabeth Saltar 

33 Sarah Saltar 

34 Lucy Saltar 

35 Catharine Saltar; died in infancy. 

36 Susan Saltar 

The late Miss Frances Saltar, a granddaughter of Richard Saltar, 5, supplied me with a 
list of his children, which gave no Susan, but did give two sons, William and James. It is fair 
to believe that she would know her own uncles and aunts and that her version would be correct. 
She likewise wrote that Richard Saltar had eleven children. 

6 WILLIAM SALTAR, son of Richard Salter, i. 
1724, Mch. 3. WiUiam Saltar was a witness in Court. 
In 1725, William Saltar was sued for a debt of £1 1. 

In 1726, William Saltar was sued again. Court Records, Freehold, N. J. 

7 EBENEZER SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, i. 

He had, apparently, a dual residence, Freehold and Staten Island, as he appears in both 
places about the same time. 

1724. He was residing on Staten Island and was married. 

1724, Mch. 3. Ebenezer Saltar was a witness in Court. 

1726. Ebenezer Saltar was a juryman, in Monmouth County. I'reehold Court Records. 

1 73 1/2, Mch. I. Ebenezer, Rebeckah and Hannah Saltar were members of the Middle- 
town, N. J., Baptist Church. 

1732, Dec. 16. Ebenezer Saltar, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., yeoman, 
for £900, conveyed to Edward Taylor, Jr., and John Taylor, yeomen, sons of Edward Taylor, 
of Shrewsbury, N. J., land that he, Saltar, had obtained by deed of sale from the Commissioners 
of the Loan Ofl&ce, for the County of Monmouth: 


Situated in Upper Freehold containing two hundred acres, and land that he, Saltar, had bought from 
Elisha Lawrence, of Upper Freehold, Apr. 3, 1732, which adjoined the preceding tract, containing one hun- 
dred and eighty and a half acres ; bounded by land of Richard Saltar, being the Easterly corner of that tract 
he purchased of his father, Richard Saltar, Sen'', with the mills, now called Imlay's Mills, and by the lands 
of Moses Robins, Robert Lawrence, James Cox, John Lawrence; and southeasterly by land formerly John 
Saltar's, deceased. The deed was signed by Ebenezer Saltar and Rebecca Saltar. 

1733, May II. Ebenezer Saltar, yeoman, of Staten Island, conveyed to John Van Voor- 
hies, a piece of land lying in "Old Town," for £1,100. 

1734-5. He was a witness to the will of Martha de Bonrepos, of Staten Island. 

1736. He was a witness to the will of Nathaniel Brittain, of Staten Island. 

1738, May 25. He transferred another piece of property, on Staten Island, for £1,100, 
to John Garretsons, of the township of Aquackenon, N. J. In the deed it is stipulated that the 
purchaser need not travel more than ten miles from his house to pay the installments. The 
instrument was signed by both Ebenezer Saltar and his wife Rebecca. 

1743. Ebenezer Saltar was a witness to the will of Elizabeth Saltar, of Freehold. 

1 749. Ebenezer Saltar took an oath in a Court matter. 

New Jersey Archives, Vol. VII, p. 455. 

Ebenezer Saltar married Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca (Throckmorton) Stillwell, 
of Staten Island. 

In 1757, he was probably dead, and she was living. The petition of John Corson, con- 
cerning the administration of the estate of John Stillwell, recited that Rebecca "resided the 
best part of the time in the western part of Monmouth county." 

Rebecca Saltar married, after Ebenezer's death, James Cox, of Monmouth County, who 
died in 1750. The place of her interment is unknown. As she outlived her last husband, she 
probably withdrew to her Stillwell or Saltar kindred. 


37 Manassah Saltar 

38 Daniel Saltar 

39 Alice Saltar 

40 Thomas Saltar 

41 Elezar Saltar 

There is considerable uncertainty in my own mind as to the correctness of the list of 
children attributed to Ebenezer Saltar. 

Of Manassah and Daniel Saltar, I feel certain. The descendants of Daniel Saltar, know, 
for a certainty, his parentage, and he named one of his children, Ebenezer. Manassah Saltar 
was always Daniel's reputed brother. The other three children, assigned to Ebenezer Salter, 
are purely upon assumptions set forth under their respective names. 

8 JAMES SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, i, appeared as a witness, with Ebenezer 
Saltar, and others, to a quitclaim deed from Rebecca Stillwell and John Coward, son of Patience 
Lake, deceased, heirs of Joseph Throckmorton, deceased, to Susannah, wife of Barnes Johnson, 
of Middletown, N. J., dated Oct. 8, 1726. 

14 LUCY SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 3, was under the age of eighteen years, in 
1728. She married, August. 1739, James Johnson, as per St. Mary's Church Record, Burling- 
ton, N. J. 



42 Mary Johnson; married Joseph Ogden. 

43 Elizabeth Johnson; married Mr. Jimmerson. 

15 ELIZABETH S.ALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 3, married John Shaw, by license 
dated Feb. 28, 1739-40. He then resided in Upper Freehold, N. J., but, Sept. 18, 1756, he was 
a resident of Burlington, N. J., when he became bondsman for William Stillwell, who was 
licensed to marry Catharine Knott, (not Mott). John Shaw was designated, Gentleman, and 
"Inn holder," "At the Sign of the Blue Anchor." 

EUzabeth Saltar died July 22, 1770, and was buried the following day, at Burlington, N. J. 
John Shaw died intestate, and letters of administration were granted, June 2, 1776, to 
John Shaw and Ellis Wright. 

John Shaw 
Mary Shaw; married, Oct. 20, 1768, James Sterling. She died, Apr. 19, 1785, 

aged 36 years; buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington, N. J. 
Ann Shaw; married, October, 1776, Ellis Wright. 

16 SARAH SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 3, was under eighteen years of age in 
1728. She married Thomas Lowrie. 


44 James Lowrie; died young. 

45 William Lowrie; died young. 

46 Lucy Lowrie; married Samuel Abbott. 

17 LYDIA SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 3, married, Mch. 10, 1737; elsewhere 
Mch. 10, 1740, Richard Douglass, of Monmouth County, who died in 1782. 


47 Richard Douglass 

48 John Saltar Douglass 

49 Sarah Douglass, of Bordentown, N. J. 

50 Charles Douglass, of Bordentown, N. J. 

51 Lydia Douglass, as appears from the will of Thomas Saltar, of Philadelphia County, 

who mentioned his "cousins," as follows: 
"To my cousin, Richard Douglass, £100; 
"To his sister, Lydia, £50; 
"To his brother, John, £25; 
"To his sister, Sarah, £25." 
Thomas Saltar's Will, 1790, Philadelphia Records, Book U., p. 513. 

1782, June 5. Administration upon the estate of Richard Douglass, late of the County 
of Middlesex, deceased, was granted to John Saltar Douglass. Trenton Wills, Lib. 24, p. 72. 

1 7 16. Thomas Douglass was named in a bond of John Saltar. The original paper was in 
the possession of James S. Crawford, Esq., Middletown, N. J., deceased. 

18 MARY SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 3, married Moses Ogden. 

*A1I as per Douglass Genealogy, 1879, p. 447. 


19 JOHN LINCOLN, son of Mordecai Lincoln and Hannah Saltar, 4, went from 
New Jersey to Pennsylvania with his father, Mordecai. 

In 1758, he was taxed at Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and subsequently removed, 
with some of his neighbors, to Rockingham County, Va., while it was a portion of Augusta 
County; Rockingham County having been organized in 1779. 


52 John Lincoln 

53 Thomas Lincoln 

54 Abraham Lincoln; went to Kentucky. 

55 Isaac Lincoln; residing on the \'atauga, near where Virginia, North Carolina and 

Tennessee meet. 

56 Jacob Lincoln 

John Lincoln, 19, was the ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, 
through his son Abraham, who had a son, Thomas, the father of the President. 

26 ABRAHAM LINCOLN was a posthumous child of Mordecai Lincoln and Hannah 
Saltar, 4, and was born 1735-6. He died 1806. 

1752. He was taxed, at Exeter, on his estate. 

He was a Member of the Colonial Assembly. 

1782, 1783, 1784 and 1785. He was the Representative of Berks County, in the Assembly. 

He married Ann, cousin of Daniel Boone, the pioneer. 

He had a grandson, living, in 1883, at Birdsboro, Pa., who published several erroneous 
letters in Berks County newspapers. 

28 JOSEPH SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, 5, was another prominent member of the 

1759. He was taxed in Shrewsbury, N. J., £5-4-7^. 

1760. He resided at Shrewsbury, N. J., where he was an Overseer. Town Poor Records. 

1767. Joseph Saltar, Esq., was a member of a Court, held in Monmouth County, in July 
of this year. 

1768. He resided at Nottingham, Burhngton County, N. J. 
About 1770, he founded the celebrated Atsion iron furnace. 

1775, Oct. 25. He was Lieutenant-Colonel, of the Second Regiment, Monmouth County 
Militia, which he resigned on this date. 

1775. He was a Member of the New Jersey Provincial Congress in June and August of 
this year. 

1777. He was imprisoned, in Burlington County jail, from April to October, of this year, 
by order of the Council of Safety, but no charge of disloyalty or other reason is assigned. 
It has been thought that some Quakerish influence of his second wife, Huldah Mott, might have 
been the cause of his withdrawal from active service, and thereby been the means of casting 
suspicion upon him. 

1797. He is alluded to as Joseph Saltar, of Atsion works. 

In 1805, he again resided in Shrewsbury, N. J. 

"Joseph Salter my uncle died, 8 mo., 28, 1820, aged 88 years." 

From the Bible of Mr. Asher Holmes, Wickatunk, N. J. 

He married, first, Sally, daughter of Samuel Holmes. She was born Sept. 19, 1734, and 
died in 1757. 


"Sarah Salter departed this life January 14, 1757, Daughter of Samuel and [worn] 

Holmes." From the Bible of Mr. Asher Holmes, Wickatunk, N. J. 

He married, second, 10 mo., 25, 1759, Huldah Mott, who died Dec. 6, 1778, whereupon he 
married, third, 9 mo., 10, 1779, Rachel Robinson, nee Hartshorne. 

New York, Febr. 20th, 1768. 
Mr. James Mott, 

I Reed yours of the i6th Inft. whare you Inform me of the moneys Mr. Solter has Due to him. I 
never Doughted his Abelety to pay his Debts all I Say Is that Mr. Salter Built house and Barn with my money, 
when he knew I wanted it & then wrighs to me, that he cannot, even pay the Entrist, you Likewise tel me, Mr. 
Solter Is to have the Money by the first of May, I will stay tel then for my money, befour I put my In sute, 
I must tel you, that It will be a very Difagreeable task for me to do aney thing that Looks like 111 Nature, 
but force put Is the Case, I am Sir 

Your Most Humble Sarv' 

Tho^ Randall Cherry Hall Papers. 

His will is on record at Freehold, N. J., Lib. B., p. 207. 

Issue by first wife 

57 William Saltar 

Issue by second wife 

58 Sarah Saltar, born 4mo., 13, 1761. 

59 Richard Saltar, 10 mo., 30, 1762. 

60 Elizabeth Saltar, born 9 mo., 11, 1764. 

61 Margaret Saltar, born 2 mo., 20, 1766. 

62 James Saltar, born 7 mo., 30, 1.767. 

63 Margaret Saltar, born 4, mo., 6, 1769. 

64 Hannah Saltar, born 12 mo., 7, 1770. 

65 John Saltar, born 11 mo., 12, 1772. 

66 Rachel Saltar, born 12 mo., 11, 1773. 

67 Phebe Saltar, born 8 mo., 23, 1776. 

He had no issue by his third wife. 

29 JOHN SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, 5, was born Nov. 17, 1733. 

1759. He was taxed in Shrewsbury, N. J., £1-16-8. 

In 1761 and 1768, he resided in Nottingham, Burlington County, N. J.; later at O.xford, 
Philadelphia County, Pa., and finally in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa. 

In 1765, John Saltar, with other Citizens or Landholders, signed for a Municipal Govern- 
ment, for Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa. 

1769, Mch. 5. John Saltar, merchant, of Northern Liberties, is mentioned in a land trans- 

1770, John Saltar and Rebecca, his wife, of Northern Liberties. 

Philadelphia Deed Book. E. 7, p. 29, 159. 
1 780. John Saltar, of the Township of Oxford County, of Phila., Gentleman, and Elizabeth, 
his wife, are mentioned. 

1784, Mch. I. John Saltar, residing in the City of Philadelphia, Gentleman, and Elizabeth, 
his wife, convey land to Thomas Cuthbert. 

1785. John Saltar, of the City of Philadelphia, merchant. 
1795. John Saltar and wife, Elizabeth, of Oxford, Pa. 
1805. John Saltar, of Oxford Township, Pa. 


1808, Sept. 27. Will of John Saltar, of Philadelphia County, Pa., mentioned: 

Wife, Elizabeth, "all on my farm in Philadelphia County." 

Daughter, Margaret 

Daughter, Maria 

Daughter, Lucy 

Son, John 

Son, George 

Son, Francis 

He alluded to lands, in New Jersey, that he owns. 

1810, July Codicil. 

Son, George, deceased. 

Grandson, Lynford Lardner, executor in the place of his son, George Saltar, deceased, with testator's 
wife, Elizabeth, and son, John. Philadelphia Wills, Book 3, p. 352. 

He married, first, in 1765, Rachel Rheese, who died in 1770. He married, second, in 
1774, EHzabeth Gordon, daughter of Thomas Gordon,* by his wife, Janet, daughter of David 

Issue by first wife 

68 Margaret Saltar 

Issue by second wife 

69 Maria Saltar 

70 Lucy Saltar 

71 Lawrence Saltar; died, unmarried, at the age of twenty-two years. 

72 John Saltar 

73 George Saltar; died, unmarried, at the age of twenty-two. 

74 Frances Saltar; my correspondent, in 1879. 

75 Gordon Saltar; died in childhood. 

30 LAWRENCE SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, 5. 

1768. He was a resident of Nottingham, Burlington County, West Jersey. 

1780. He resided in Evesham, Burlington County, N. J. He was dubbed, " Iron-master," 
and had \v\ie, Dorothy. It appears she was a daughter of Thomas Gordon, Gentleman, late 
of Oxford, Pa., deceased, who left a will dated June 30, 1769, which conveyed his estate to 
his daughters: 

Mary Gordon; [Rebecca Gordon?] 

Dorothy, wife of Lawrence Saltar. 

Elizabeth, wife of John Saltar. 

Rebecca, wife of William McMurtrie, merchant; [Ann McMurtrie?] 

Son, Thomas Gordon 

Frances, wife of Enoch Edwards, physician. 

Son, George Gordon 

While his will was dated 1769, the deed which contained the foregoing allusions to his 
children was dated 1785, and it was probably during this period that some of his children, single 
when the will was made, married. Philadelphia Deeds, Book D. 13, p. 2. 

1805. Lawrence Saltar was a resident of Shrewsbury, N. J. 

*Thomas Gordon was a shipping merchant, of Philadelphia, trading with the West Indies. He had children, EHzabeth and 
Thomas. The descendants of the latter reside in Philadelphia. Among his grandchildren was Jliss Gordon, who at the advanced 
age of 82 years, was living, a few years ago. The parents of Thomas Gordon, first mentioned, were .Alexander Gordon, of Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, and Miss Hobart, of the Bishop's family of that name. The wife of Thomas Gordon, first mentioned, was Mary 
Bembridge, n& Clark, a daughter of Mr. Clark, by Miss Shewell, a cousin to the wife of Benjamin West. Miss Coleman has letters 
referring to this coimection. 


There was seemingly another Lawrence Saltar contemporary with the one we have men- 
tioned, who occasions much confusion. It has been claimed that Richard Saltar left two sons 
by the name of Lawrence, but a careful scrutiny of his will and records does not sustain any 
such assertion. 

Miss Frances Saltar wrote: "Concerning this uncle there is the record of his marriage to 
Dorothy Gordon, but no notice of a previous marriage. Among some old letters written by 
Elizabeth Gordon, wife of John Saltar, I find one to a friend, dated Dec. 3rd, 1769, and quote 
from it these words: 'Dolly was married last Thursday'; then follows a list of guests and an 
account of the wedding festivities, quaint and amusing. There is nothing to indicate that 
Dolly was the second wife." 

Lawrence Saltar, who married Dolly Gordon, left no issue. 

1783, Oct. 25. John Saltar and Thomas Saltar, of Philadelphia, and John Lawrence, of 
Burlington, and Sarah Saltar, widow of Lawrence Saltar, administrators of Lawrence Saltar. 

Trenton Administrations, Lib. 25, p. 78. 

1785, August. Will of Sarah Saltar, of Philadelphia, widow of LawTence Saltar, late of 
New Jersey, Gentleman, deceased; proved Feb. 3, 1786, bequeathed: 
To Women's Monthly Meeting of Friends, Philadelphia, £10. 
To sister, Deborah Howard's children, a legacy. 
To father, John Howard. 

The Lawrence Saltar, who complicates matters by appearing here, married Mary Tre- 
maine. What his relation may be to Lawrence Saltar, the son of Richard Saltar, I have not 

31 ELISHA SALTAR, son of Richard Saltar, 5, was born 1727, and died in 1756. He 
had a son mentioned in his father's will, as: 

76 "Richard, son of my son Elisha, deceased." 

32 ELIZABETH SALTAR, daughter of Richard Saltar, 5, was born 1 739. She married, 
first, Esek Hartshorne; second, Thomas Ustick. 


77 Richard Saltar Hartshorne; married Hannah Stevens. 

78 William Hartshorne; married Jane Ustick. 

79 Ezekiel Hartshorne; married Susan Treat. 

80 Elizabeth Hartshorne ; married Tylee Williams. 

81 Hannah Hartshorne; married, first, Thomas Ustick; second, Jacob Corlies. She 

died in 1869. 

33 SARAH SALTAR, daughter of Richard Saltar, 5, married Robert Hartshorne. 


82 WilHam Hartshorne; married Sarah Lawrence. 
8;^ Elizabeth Hartshorne; married Robert Bowne. 

84 Richard Hartshorne; married Susan Ustick. 

85 Sally Hartshorne; married William Ustick. 

34 LUCY SALTAR, daughter of Richard Saltar, 5, married John Hartshorne. 



86 La^vrence Hartshome; married, first, E. Ustick; second, Abigail Tremaine. 

87 Hannah Hartshorne; married Thomas Eddy. 

88 John Hartshorne; married, first, E. Field; second, Hannah Hopkins. 

36 SUSAN SALTAR, daughter of Richard Saltar, 5, married Henry Scott. 


89 Henry Scott 

90 Eliza Scott 

91 Charles Scott 

92 Anne Scott 

37 MANASSAH SALTAR, son of Ebenezer Saltar, 7, was an eminent New York mer- 
chant. He resided in that city, at the corner of Broadway and Cortlandt St. He married 
Catharine Wright, who after his demise, bought Governor Ogden's place, in Elizabethtown, 
N. J., where her son, Thomas, and her grandson, Commodore William D. Saltar, subsequently 
lived. His license to marry Catharine Wright is dated Jan. 6, 1764. 

His wife and issue, are mentioned in his will, written Jan. ig, 1798; proved May 27, 1799. 
All three survived him. In this instrument, he expresses himself strongly against Robert 
McMenomy, who it appears married his daughter Eliza, for his unkind treatment of his wife 
and her family. That he could in no way control any part of her legacy, he leaves it in charge 
of his worthy friend, the Rev. Benjamin Moore, assistant minister of Trinity Church, and his 
son, Thomas Saltar. 


93 Thomas Saltar 

94 Eliza Saltar 

38 DANIEL SALTER, son of Ebenezer Saltar, 7, is said to have been born in New 
Jersey, and inferentially about 1 738. His remains lie in " the Ryerson Churchyard." He lived 
on Staten Island, at Black Horse, about the center of the Count)', where he owned much land, 
and was, at one time, Collector. During the Revolutionary period, he resided on the Island, 
and was an object of suspicion to both Whig and Tory. When the British came to the Island, 
they billeted themselves upon him and made way with most of his movable property. His 
sympathy, though possibly then disguised, was with the American party, as is abundantly 
proven by subsequent developments. Both he and his brother Manassah, were constantl)' in 
contact with the British, and to avoid imprisonment and confiscation of their property, tried 
to remain neutral. By old residenters, he was thought to have been the only one of the name 
upon the Island. In a list of the officers of the first Court, on Staten Island, under the Repub- 
lican Government, 1784, he appears as one of the Constables. 

In 1786, he gave to John Mersereau a bond for £50; both being of Staten Island. 

1788, Apr. I. He took a bond from Richard Merrell,* yeoman; both of the County of 

*Daniel Salter was financially ruined by going security, says tradition, for the Collector of Staten Island, presumably Richard 
Merrill, or Morrell, who gave his bond, for £200. to Daniel Salter, April i, 1 788. The Black Horse property, in his day, had a lien 
on it, which was subsequently removed. About 1847, a purchase of land was made there by Capt. George Malcolm, subject to 
claims by heirs of Daniel Salter. The proof to establish the claim was given to his son, Amos Salter, who would not engage in a law 
suit. Amos Salter gave the papers to Paul Salter, the son of John Salter, who probably did nothing, as he returned a bond, since 
lost, in 1857, to Amos Salter. 


Richmond, N. Y., for £200, to guarantee the payment of £100 to be paid in one year. Wit- 
nesses: A. Ryertz and John Salter. In the bond Daniel Salter is designated as "Innholder."* 

Subsequent to this date, he removed to Bergen County, N. J., which then included Hudson 
County. Here he held the position of Deputy and then Acting-Sheriff of the County, under 
Sheriff Westervelt, who had become incapable. 

He married, first, Miss Ellis (?) ; second. Patience Headdy or Hedden, of Morristown, N. J. ; 
third, the widow Van Houton, the sister of Capt. Berry; fourth Miss 

Issue by first wife 

95 John Salter 

96 Ebenezer Salter 

97 Daniel Salter 

98 Richard Salter 

Issue by second wife 

99 William Salter 

100 Amos Salter 

1 01 Joseph Salter 

By his third and fourth wives he had no issue. 

Daniel Salter and his descendants, by accident or intent, reverted to the original way of 
spelling the name, Salter instead of Saltar. 

39 ALICE SALTAR, supposed daughter of Ebenezer Saltar, 7, married James Lisk, of 
Staten Island, by license dated Aug. 16, 1757. It was signed by James and John Lisk, and 
James Reed, as bondsmen. With the exception of the last, who was of Perth Amboy, all were 
of Staten Island. 

40 THOMAS SALTAR, supposed son of Ebenezer Saltar, 7. 

About 1879, when I commenced to compile the Salter notes, which were shortly aftei 
published in the files of the Monmouth Democrat, Freehold, N. J., and which afterward were 
reissued in pamphlet form, I had no knowledge of certain children, since discovered, belonging 
to Richard Saltar, the First. Because of this, I was disposed, by an eliminative process, to 
attribute certain children to Ebenezer Saltar, who now I would be disposed to classify as de- 
scendants of Richard Saltar, the First, through unknown lines. Of these, AUce, Thomas and 
Elezar Saltar are instances. 

In the will of Richard Saltar, 5, is mentioned "my nephew Thomas"; hence a grandson 
of Richard Saltar, the First. 

The name Thomas, occurs in, and I may say is restricted to, the line of Ebenezer Saltar; 
hence the inference that he is a son of this individual. The nephew Thomas, that Richard 
Saltar alludes to, I think is, without doubt, Thomas Saltar, the opulent merchant, of Phila- 
delphia, who died in 1790. Against this supposition is the fact that the sisters to whom he 
bequeathed his estate, and who likewise would be children of Ebenezer Saltar, are not, from 
any knowledge I possess, his issue, but the lack of my knowledge is so great that it would not 
warrant their exclusion. 

1 73 1, May 31. James Ashton and Elisha Lawrence, of Freehold, send greeting. Whereas 
Thomas Saltar, of Freehold, by deed of this date, gave twenty-five acres of land, lying in 
Freehold, to them, they do declare the same a trust for " the Society of People called Baptists." 

*The original is now. 1882, in the possession of Smith Salter, Esq., Forked River, N. J. 


41 ELEZAR SALTAR, supposed son of Ebenezer Saltar, 7. Possibly this name is 
correct, but it suggests itself to me that an error has occurred in copjdng, and that it should 
be Ebenezer instead. 

The name appears as a witness to the will of Elizabeth, widow of John Saltar, which was 
written 1728 and proved 1741. 

Elezar Saltar is placed among the children of Ebenezer Saltar, merely because of the sup- 
posed similarity of names. 

54 ABRAHAM LINCOLN, son of John Lincobi, 19, went to Kentucky, in 1782, where 
he was killed, by an Indian, in 1784, who in turn was shot and killed by Abraham's eldest son, 
Mordecai, a lad of fourteen years, who had been concealed behind a log and who picked up his 
father's gun. 

He married Mary, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Rachael) Shipley, and her sister, Nancy 
Shipley, married Joseph Hanks. This last mentioned pair had a daughter, Nancy Hanks, who 
married her first cousin, Thomas Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, 54. 
Thomas Lincoln; died, Jan. 17, 1851, in Cole Co., 111., where he had resided 
twenty years. He married, first, Nancy Hanks, who died Oct. 5, 1818; second, 
Dec. 2, 1819, Sarah Bush, widow of Daniel Johnson. She was born Dec. i%, 
1788. ^ 

Abraham Lincohi. President of the United States, an only son, who, in 
1854, was of Springfield, aged forty-five, and had three children, the 
eldest of whom was eleven years of age. His wife was born and raised in 
Kentucky. He was bom Feb. 12, 1809. 
Mordecai Lincohi, born 1770; died, 1831-2, in Hancock County, 111., whither he 

had recently removed from Kentucky with his children. 
Josiah Lincohi; Uving, or dead, in 1854. He had lived on the Big Blue River, 

Hancock Co., Ind. 
Mary Lincoln 
Nancy Lincoln, born Feb. 10, 1807. 

57 WILLIAM SALTAR, son of Joseph Saltar, 28, as appears in the will of his sister, 
Hannah, written in 1854, had one son, Joseph, a legatee in her will. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Thomas and (Rachel Hartshorne) Robinson. Her mother, 
Rachel, upon the death of her husband, Thomas Robinson, married Joseph Saltar. 

In 1796, William Saltar, with John Hartshorne, bought lands of Josiah Foster, in Gloucester 
County, N. J. 

William Saltar moved to Utica, N. Y., where he was an officer in the branch of the U. S. 
Bank. In 1796, the condition of the Indians was so unsatisfactory that Joseph Saltar, 28, 
though advanced in years at this time, was, with others, appointed to attend to the lands as- 
signed to them, etc. 

In 1 801, the Indians wishing to sell their lands and move to New Stockbridge, near Oneida 
Lake, William Saltar, William Stockton and Enoch Evans, were appointed Commissioners to 
sell their lands. 

In 1802, WiUiam Saltar had resigned and another person occupied his place. 

102 Joseph Saltar; residing in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1882; has a daughter. 

103 Miss Saltar; married Mr. Mappie, Mappa or Mapps. 


104 James Saltar; died, at Trenton, N. J., under tragic circumstances. He was 

State Treasurer. He was probably the person who wrote a letter, from 
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 28, 1802, to James Mott, at Washington, D. C. 

105 Miss Saltar 

58 SARAH SALTAR, daughter of Joseph Saltar, 28, resided in Shrewsbury, N. J., where 
she died Sept. 29, 1840. Her tombstone, in Christ Churchyard, gives her birth as Apr. 13, 1761. 

1839, Mch. 29. Will of Sarah Saltar; proved Jan. 27, 1841, mentioned: 

Sister, Elizabeth Saltar 

Sister, Hannah Saltar 

Sister, Margaret Saltar 

Sister-in-law, widow of her brother, Richard. 

Nieces, Huldah Price and Mary L. Saltar, daughters of her brother, Richard. 

Joseph Saltar, son of her brother, William Saltar. 

Jane, daughter of John and Sarah Mappa. 

Elizabeth Mappa 

Nephews, Joseph Saltar and Nathan J. Saltar, sons of her brother, Richard. 

Niece, Rebecca S., wife of Joseph B. Shinn. 

Niece, Frances S. Cline 

Nephews, Charles, Richard S., and Jesse E. Cline. 

59 RICHARD SALTAR, son of Joseph Saltar, 28. He was deceased prior to 1839, 
when his widow was alluded to, in the will of his sister, Sarah Saltar. She was Elizabeth 
Jackson, to whom he was married Nov. 18, 1815. 

He resided at Red Bank, N. J., or in its vicinity. 

In 1816-17, Richard Saltar, Jr., was Hving in Shrewsbury, N. J. 

In 1818, he was temporarily residing at Tom's River, N. J. He may have been interested 
with his sisters in the property known as Ballantrail, in this town, which some time later 
they conveyed to Garret Irons. 

106 Huldah Saltar; married Mr. Price, prior to 1841. 

107 Mary L. Saltar 

108 Joseph Saltar 

109 Nathan Jackson Saltar 

60 ELIZABETH SALTAR, daughter of Joseph Saltar, 28, resided at Shrewsbury, N. J., 
where she died Apr. 21, 1846. Her tombstone, in Christ Churchyard, gives her birth as Sept. 
II, 1764. 

1841, May 26. Will of Elizabeth Saltar; proved Oct. 29, 1850, mentioned: 

Niece, Mary Saltar, daughter of her brother, Richard. 

Niece, Huldah Price 

Niece, Frances S. Cline 

Niece, Rebecca, wife of Joseph B. Shinn. 

Elizabeth Saltar and her sisters, Sarah, Margaret and Hannah, maiden ladies, resided 
with their uncle, James Mott, during his lifetime, and after his decease, they kept house in 
Shrewsbury, N. J. All four are buried in the Episcopal Churchyard, in Shrewsbury, N. J., 
adjacent to each other. 

63 MARGARET SALTAR, daughter of Joseph Saltar, 28, is interred in the Episcopal 
Churchyard, in Shrewsbury, N. J., with tombstone record: 
Margaret Saltar born Apr. 9, 1769; died Aug. 21, i860. 


64 HANNAH SALTAR, daughter of Joseph Saltan, 28, resided at Shrewsbury, N. J., 
where she died Aug. 12, 1855. Her remains were interred in Christ Churchyard, in that 
village, and her tombstone gives her birth as Dec. 7, 1770. 

1854, Jan. 18. Will of Hannah Saltar; proved Dec. 5, i860, mentioned: 

Sister, Margaret Saltar 

Sister, Elizabeth Saltar 

Brother, William Saltar 

Children of her brother, Richard Saltar, viz. : 

Mary Saltar 

Huldah Price 

Joseph Saltar 

Nathan Jackson Saltar. 
Joseph Saltar, son of her brother, William 
Niece, Frances S. Kline 
Niece, Rebecca Shinn 
Elizabeth and John Mapps 
Executor: Edmund T. Williams 

66 RACHEL SALTAR, daughter of Joseph Saltar, 28, married Mr. Cline, of Atsion. 
no Joseph Cline 

1 1 1 Fanny Cline, who lived with her aunts at Shrewsbury, N. J. 
in* Rebecca Cline; married Joseph B. Shinn; moved West. 

68 MARGARET SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 29, married John Lardner. He 
died in 1825, and she, in May, 1833 or 1834. They resided at Tacony, outside of Philadelphia, 


112 Lynford Lardner 

113 Elizabeth Lardner 

114 Richard Lardner 

115 Penn Lardner 

116 John Lardner 

117 Lawrence Saltar Lardner 

118 James Lawrence Lardner 

119 Henry Lardner 

120 Edward Lardner 

121 Alexander Lardner 

69 MARIA SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 29, married, Nov. 11, 1795, Kearney 
Wharton, of Philadelphia, who was born about 1765, and died Jan. 4, 1848. The Wharton 
family history appears in Keith's Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1883. 


122 Thomas L. Wharton, born 1799. 

123 John Wharton; died, about 1833, unmarried. 

124 Lloyd Wharton 

125 Elizabeth Wharton 

126 George Wharton; died unmarried. 

127 James Wharton; residing in Philadelphia, 1882. 


72 JOHN SALTAR, son of John Saltar, 29, lived at Tacony, Pa., where he married 
Margaret, daughter of Samuel HoweU, Esq. 


128 Lawrence Saltar; died, October, 1832, in his twenty-first year. 

129 John Saltar, of Tacony, Pa. 

130 Annie E. Saltar 

74 FRANCES SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 29, was born about 1790, and died, 
unmarried, Sept. 20, 1880, at Pemberton, N. J. 

It was through the courtesy of this most estimable lady that I obtained much of the 
information embodied in this manuscript. 

93 THOMAS SALTAR, son of Manassah Saltar, 37, was born Nov. 4, 1764, and died 
Apr. 6, 1853. He married, first, July 24, 1785, Charlotte, daughter of Jonathan Dayton, born 
Sept. 20, 1766; died May 11, 1802. He married, second, Oct. 28, 1802, Abby, daughter of the 
Hon. Abraham Clarke, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. She died, 
Oct. 25, 1811, aged thirty-eight years. He married, third, July 18, 1812, Susan Henrietta, 
daughter of Matthias Williamson, an eminent member of the New Jersey bar. She died, 
July 19, 1866, aged eighty-nine years. 

Issue by first wife 

131 Thomas Beston Saltar, born Aug. 21, 1786; died Aug. 27, 1789. 

132 Charles Wright Saltar, born Sept. 21, 1787; died young. 

133 Charlotte Dayton Saltar, born Nov. 23, 1790; died Feb. 21, 1870. 

134 Thomas Barton Saltar, born Oct. 27, 1792; died Nov. 6, 1850. 

135 William Dayton Saltar, born Aug. 23, 1794; died Jan. 3, 1869. 

136 Jonathan Dayton Saltar, born June 9, 1796; died Mch. 3, 1797. 

137 John L. Youngsberg Saltar, born Aug. 26, 1798; died Apr. 20, 1800. 

138 Catharine Maria Saltar, born July 28, 1800; died Sept. 19, 1861. 

139 Jonathan Steel Saltar, born May 9, 1802; died Jan. 11, 1837. 

Issue by second wife 

140 George Wright Saltar, born February 1804; died June 17, 1805. 

141 Louisa Abby Wright Saltar, born Mch. 14, 1805; Uving in 1879. 

Issue by third wife 

142 Matthias Williamson Saltar, born Aug. 3, 1813; died Sept. 6, 1857. 

143 Frederick Henry Beesley Saltar, born Feb. 18, 181 5. 

144 Susan Henrietta Saltar \ . f living in 1879. 

145 Maria Louise Saltar / ^'"^ | born Sunday, Apr. 7, 1816. 

146 Harrietta Saltar, born June 10, 1817; died Feb. 28, 1818. 

147 Harrietta Matilda Spencer Saltar, born Dec. 15, 1821; living in 1879. 

94 ELIZA SALTAR, daughter of Manassah Saltar, 37, married Robert McMenomy, a 
clerk in her father's store, who successfully aspired to her hand. 

In the latter part of his life he kept an auction store in Chatham St., New York City. 


148 Mary Catharine McMenomy 


149 Eliza Loskiel Bernardo McMenomy; married John Cronly, and was deceased, 

in 1879, without issue. 

150 Lavinia Louise McMenomy 

95 JOHN SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, married Mary Latourette? 


151 Paul Salter 

152 Mary Salter 

153 Daniel Salter 

154 Rev. David B. Salter 

96 EBENEZER SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, married Sally , and died, on 

Staten Island, leaving a son, who was lost from a vessel, in New York Bay, when seventeen or 
eighteen years of age. 

97 DANIEL SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, married Miss Stormes? He lived, in 
Reade St., New York City, about the year 1797, but subsequently removed, it is supposed, 
up the North River, where he died, probably leaving a son, viz.: 

155 John Salter 

98 RICHARD SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, died at Pompton, N. J. It is not 
known whether he left issue. 

99 WILLIAM SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, was born about 1786 or 1787, and died 
probably in 1826. He moved to Yorktown, Va. ; became a Presbyterian minister and preached 
at Madison, then called Battle Hill. 


156 Miss Salter; married Dr. Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

157 Gawen Lane Corbin Salter, born about 1821; of Richmond, Va. 

100 AMOS SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, was born Jan. 7, 1789. He married, first, 
Sarah Frazier, born Dec. 15, 1791. He married, second. Amy Latourette, who died, in 1841, 
without issue. He married, third, Alice Walton, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Issue by first wife 

158 Uriah Salter, born Jan. 8, 1809. 

159 Warren Salter, born about 1810; died aged eleven months. 

160 EHzabeth Salter 

161 Emeline Salter 

162 Silas Hedden Salter 

163 Smith Salter 

164 Sarah Salter, born Aug. 9, 1821 ; unmarried; in 1879, living at Forked River, N. J. 

165 Edwin Salter 

166 Rachel Matilda Salter 

Issue by third wife 

167 Charles Burleigh Salter, born about 1842; died, at Leonardville, N. J., in 1910. 

168 Samuel Dexter Salter; died leaving one son. 


169 Ann Eliza Salter, of Salterville; married Anthony Vanzee. 

170 Wesley Fountain Salter; married Miss 

171 Julia Salter; married Washington Warden, of Forked River, N. J. 

101 JOSEPH SALTER, son of Daniel Salter, 38, married Miss Walker. He died in 
Yorktown, Va., and probably left no issue. 

102 JOSEPH SALTAR, son of William Saltar, 57, was residing, in Buffalo, N. Y., in 

1890, May 3. The following paragraph appeared in a New York paper, which I think 
must refer to him: "Joseph Saltar, said to have been the oldest inhabitant of Buffalo, in point 
of years, is dead, aged ninety-four. He went to Buffalo, in 1829, as teller of a branch of the 
United States Bank. For many years he was cashier of the Buffalo Custom House." 

122 THOMAS L. WHARTON, son of Maria (Saltar) Wharton, 69, married Sarah 
Ann Smith, of Philadelphia, Pa. 


172 Lucy Wharton; married Joseph W. Drexel, of New York; banker. 

Catharine Drexel 
Bessie Drexel 
Lucy Drexel 
Josephine Drexel 

173 Fanny Wharton; married Guy V. Henry, U. S. A. He was a Civil War veteran, 

and subsequently an officer in the regular army, rising by his great valor to the 
position of Brigadier-General. He was popularly known as "Fighting Guy," 
and bore numerous scars telling of hairbreadth escapes from the Indians and 
other enemies. He died, in 1899, from illness contracted in the Spanish- 
American War. Mrs. Henry died in 1873. 

124 LLOYD WHARTON, son of Maria (Saltar) Wharton, 69, changed his name 
upon inheriting the Bickley estates, from Wharton to Bickley. He married Margaret A., 
daughter of Samuel Howell, of Tacony, Pa. 


174 Lloyd W. Bickley; married Hannah, daughter of Daniel Miller. 

175 Robert Bickley; married Agnes Singer, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

176 Abraham W. Bickley; married Laura Vail, of New York. 

177 Howell Bickley; married Miriam, daugther of Thomas Scott, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

125 ELIZABETH WHARTON, daughter of Maria (Saltar) Wharton, 69, married 
Thomas Morris, of Reading, Pa. She died May, 1877. 


178 Wharton Morris 

179 Maria Morris; married D. J. B. Brooke, of Reading, Pa. 

129 JOHN SALTAR, son of John Saltar, 72, married, first, Ellen Gilmore; second. 


Issue by first wife 

180 Frances Saltar; died young. 

181 John Saltar 

Issue by second wife 

182 Margaret Saltar 

130 ANNIE E. SALTAR, daughter of John Saltar, 72, married Dr. J. P. Coleman, of 
Pemberton, N. J. 


183 Sallie Pearson Coleman 

184 Annie Saltar Coleman 

185 James Pearson Coleman 

Mrs. Coleman, and her daughter. Miss Annie S. Coleman, aided in making this sketch 
much more complete than it otherwise could have been, by kindly supplying considerable 
information concerning their branch of the family. 

133 CHARLOTTE DAYTON SALTAR, daughter of Thomas Saltar, 93, was born 
Nov. 23, 1790; married William D. WilUamson. 


186 William Saltar Wilhamson 

187 Henrietta Louise Wilhamson \ All deceased in 1882. 

188 Charlotte Dayton Williamson 

134 THOMAS BARTON SALTAR, son of Thomas Saltar, 93, was born Oct. 27, 1792; 
died Nov. 6, 1850. He was a Surgeon in the U. S. Navy. 

1850, Jan. 3. Will of Thomas Barton Saltar; proved Dec. 30, 1850, mentioned himself as: 

"now stationed at New York," and referred to his sisters, Charlotte and Catharine, and 

suggested that, at an early date, they should make their wills. He appointed his cousin, 

Jonathan Dayton Hull, of New York City, and Dr. Charles Davis, of Elizabethtown, N. J., 

executors. New York City Wills, Lib. loi, p. 28. 

He probably never married and left no issue. 

135 WILLIAM DAYTON SALTAR, son of Thomas Saltar, 93, born Aug. 23, 1794; 
died Jan. 3, 1869. He was a Commodore in the U. S. Navy, and served with marked distinc- 
tion. He married Margaret Armstrong. 


189 George T. Elliott Saltar 1 

190 Meta Armstrong Saltar > All deceased in 1882. 

191 Emily Hewson Saltar J 

143 FREDERICK HENRY BEESLEY SALTAR, son of Thomas Saltar, 93, was 
born Feb. 18, 181 5. He graduated in Philadelphia, Pa., about 1838, and soon after went West, 
where he practiced medicine, at Montezuma, Iowa, until his decease, Feb. i, 1882. He mar- 
ried Caroline Wells. 

His widow, several of his children, and grandchildren survived him. 



192 Thomas Saltar 

193 Caroline Saltar 

194 Henry Saltar; deceased, in 1879. 

195 Frederick Saltar; deceased, in 1879. 

196 Charles Atkinson Saltar 

197 Louisa Saltar; deceased, in 1879. 

144 SUSAN HENRIETTA SALTAR, daughter of Thomas Saltar, 93, married Col. 
George W. Wallace, U. S. A. Mrs. Wallace was living, in 1882, in New York. 


198 WilUam Wallace 

199 Thomas Wallace 

200 Lizzie Wallace 

145 MARIA LOUISA SALTAR, daughter of Thomas Saltar, 93, married Col. William 
E. Prince, U. S. A. She died Aug. 11, 1864. 


201 Annie Coohdge Prince 

202 Gertrude Prince 

203 Louise Gordon Prince 

204 Susan Lyman Prince; married, Romulus R. Colgate, Aug. 31, 1882. 

147 HARRIETTA MATILDA SPENCER SALTAR, daughter of Thomas Saltar, 93, 
was bom Dec. 15, 1821; married Ehsha R. Codwise. 


205 Edward Bertie Codwise 

206 Louisa Saltar Codwise, born Nov. 11, 1850. 

148 MARY CATHARINE McMENOMY, daughter of Robert McMenomy and 
Eliza Saltar, 94, married Thomas Bell. She was deceased in 1879. 


207 Rosa Bell; married Samuel Brevoort, of New York, by whom she had three sons 

and one daughter, Mary Brevoort. 

150 LAVINIA LOUISE McMENOMY, daughter of Robert McMenomy and Eliza 
Saltar, 94, married Laurent Allien. 


208 Miss AUien; married Earle Douglass, of New York. 

151 PAUL SALTER, son of John Salter, 95, was born about 1788. He located in Ocean 
County, N. J., with his brother, the Rev. David B. Salter, between 1810 and 1818, but removed, 
in 1833, probably to Salterville, Hudson County, N. J., and later to Henderson County, III., 
about 1840 to 1850, where he died, about 1870, leaving numerous descendants. He married 
Betsey Cubberly. 



209 John Salter 

210 Thomas Salter 

211 Paul Salter 

212 David Salter; died in the late Civil War. 

213 Susan Salter 

214 Mary Ann Salter 

215 Sarah Salter 

152 MARY SALTER, daughter of John Salter, 95, was born in 1792; married Lorenzo 
Jaquins, of Jersey City, N. J., who was at one time Sheriff of Bergen County, N. J. 

No issue. 

153 DANIEL SALTER, son of John Salter, 95, was born about 1795; married Mary 
Cook, of Athens, N. Y. 


216 William Salter 

154 REV. DAVID B. SALTER, son of John Salter, 95, was born May 5, 1798. About 
1818, he hved in that part of Monmouth County, N. J., now called Ocean County, whence he 
removed, in 1833, to Salterville, Hudson County, N. J., of which place he was still a resident 
in 1878. 

In 1817, he married Abigail Parker, a cousin of the Hon. Joel Parker, of New Jersey. 
Upon her demise, he married a daughter of Sylvester Hutchinson, of Hightstown, N. J., who, 
with his brother, Robert, were famous, as preachers, among the Methodists of New Jersey. 

1817, July 2. In the Staten Island records, of this date, there appears a transfer of 
property from the Rev. David B. Salter, of Dover, Monmouth County, N. J., to Paul 
Latourette, Sr., of Paulus Hook, N. J., but formerly of Northfield, S. I. 

Issue by first wife 

217 Anthony Parker Salter, born about 1818. 

218 John Salter, born about 1823. 

219 Daniel Salter, born about 1825. 

220 Paul D. Salter, born about 1828. 

158 URIAH SALTER, son of Amos Salter, 100, was born Jan. 8, 1809. 
In 1879, he was Hving, in New York, and had a family of several daughters and one son, 
by name: 

221 George W. Salter 

160 ELIZABETH SALTER, daughter of x\mos Salter, 100, was born Jan. 3, 181 2. She 
married Capt. Jacob Conover Williams, of Forked River, N. J. She was Hving, in 1879, and 
had a family of three sons and one daughter. 

161 EMELINE SALTER, daughter of Amos Salter, 100, was born Nov. 12, 1814, and 
died Mch. 2, 1859. She married Capt. David Stout Parker, of Forked River, N. J., and had 
a daughter: 

222 Sarah Elizabeth Parker; married John Calvin Bowers. 


162 SILAS HEDDEN SALTER, son of Amos Salter, loo, was born May 25, 1816, and 
died Aug. 9, 1851. He married Alice Woodbury. 


223 Elizabeth Salter; married Christopher Van Riper. 

224 George W. A. Salter 

163 SMITH SALTER, son of Amos Salter, 100, was born June 23, 1818, and was living 
in 1879. He married, first, Mary Stryker; second, Sarah King. 

Issue by first wife 

225 Edwin Salter; killed at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing. 

226 Eliza Salter; married, and moved to Illinois. 

Issue by second wife 

227 Joseph Salter, born i860. 

165 HON. EDWIN SALTER, son of Amos Salter, 100, was born Feb. 6, 1824. 
Mr. Salter from early life until the date of his demise, was actively engaged in poHtics. 

For many years he largely shaped the political course of Ocean County, N. J., which he repre- 
sented, for several terms, in the State Legislature, commencing in 1856. In 1859, he was 
chosen Speaker of the House, and had it not been for his retiring disposition and excessive 
modesty, he would have been crowded into more important places. In later life, he was em- 
ployed in the Auditor's Division of the Treasury Department, at Washington. In the dis- 
charge of his duties, he was able and active. In speech, he was terse, direct and logical, rather 
than eloquent. In all his dealings with his fellow man, he was upright and downright, yet 
urbane beyond common, and punctiliously punctual. He was an ardent student of history, 
local and general, and a member of several historical bodies. He contributed to them and 
to the newspapers, innumerable articles on history and genealogy, and was at the date of his 
death, preparing an history of Ocean County, N. J., which was produced in its skeleton form, 
as a posthumous work. To him is due great credit as a pioneer in this line of research. He 
awakened in many a feeling of family pride, whereby was rescued traditions and facts from ob- 
livion. Much of his material was prepared distant from the scenes about which he wrote, and 
from the records and individuals which could best supply him with information, yet his articles 
for the press were replete with interest to the general reader, as well as to the historian and 
genealogist. He was sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. 

He married, Mch. 6, 1853, Margaret J. Bodine, of Staten Island, who was born in Feb- 
ruary, 1830. 


228 George William Salter, born Dec. 30, 1853; died, Mch. 27, 1880, while serving 

as Paymaster's Clerk, in the U. S. N., at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

An only son, an upright man, his loss was greatly deplored and found expression in many 
tributes appearing in public print which his father gathered and published in parqphlet form, 
"In Memoriam." 

166 RACHEL SALTER, daughter of Amos Salter, 100, was born June 22, 1826; mar- 
ried, first, Capt. George Malcolm, of Forked River, N. J.; second, George Vreeland. She died 
in 1873. 


Issue by first wife 

229 Washington Irving Malcolm; deceased about 1863. 

230 Edwin Malcolm 

231 Leslie Malcolm 

232 Frederick Malcolm 

233 Horatio Malcolm 

234 Matilda Malcolm 

235 Ida Malcolm 

No issue by the second marriage. 

181 JOHN SALTAR, son of John Saltar, 129, married Miss Sallie Pearson, daughter 
of Dr. J. Pearson Coleman, of Pemberton, N. J. 


236 Joseph Coleman Saltar 

205 EDWARD BERTIE CODWISE, son of Harrietta Matilda Spencer (Saltar) 
Codwise, 147, was born May 9, 1849. He married, Emma Snyder, Mch. 28, 1872. 


237 Harrietta Frances Codwise, born Jan. 21, 1874. 

238 Henry Rogers Codwise, born Mch. 13, 1877. 

Mr. Edward B. Codwise, in 1881, resided at Rosendale, Ulster County, N. Y. He sup- 
plied me with much of the information I possess concerning the descendants of Manassah 

217 ANTHONY PARKER SALTER, son of Rev. David B. Salter, 154, was bom about 
1818; married Clarissa McDonald. 


239 Daniel Salter 

240 Thomas Salter 
Other children 

218 JOHN SALTER, son of Rev. David B. Salter, 154, was born about 1823; died 
about 1848. He married, about 1847, Mary Grant. 

No issue. 

219 DANIEL SALTER, son of Rev. David B. Salter, 154, was born about 1825; mar- 
ried, about 1850, Catharine Ann, daughter of Jos. J. Ely. 

Jos. Ely Salter, M.D., born Apr. 24, 1859; died Feb. 25, 1896; buried at East 
Windsor, Monmouth County, N. J. 

220 PAUL D. SALTER, son of Rev. David B. Salter, 154, was born about 1828; moved 
to Henderson Count}-, III, with his uncle, Paul, where he married and raised a family. 

He has served two terms in the lUinois Legislature. 



In arranging genealogical material it is not uncommon to find a number of descendants 
who cannot be united to the parent stem. It is likewise not uncommon to find pedigrees, of 
the same family, differing very considerably, even indeed to the extent of being irreconcilable. 

In a letter from Col. I. S. Buckalew, of Jamesburg, N. J., dated Mch. 15, 1882, he stated, 
in response to a query, that his notes, concerning his Salter ancestry, yielded the following 
information : 

1 JOHN SALTER, bom about 1735, was killed, while "loading a log," about 1775. He 
married "Epenetus, daughter of Thomas Gordon and Janet, daughter of David Mudie." 

Whitehead's History of East Jersey, p. 47. 

2 Thomas Salter 

3 Jacob Salter 

4 John Salter 

5 Margaret Salter 

6 Ann Salter 

7 Catharine Salter 

8 Epenetus Salter; a posthumous child. 

2 THOMAS SALTER, son of John Salter, i, married Jane Sutphen. 


9 Ann Salter 

10 Charity Salter; married Peter Stults, of Cranbury, N. J. Had issue. 

11 Hezekiah Salter 

12 John Salter 

13 Epenetus Salter 

14 Jane Salter 

15 Catharine Salter 

16 Arthur Salter 

They moved to Hamilton County, Ohio, about 1810, accompanied by all their children, 
except Ann and Charity. 

9 ANN SALTER, daughter of Thomas Salter, 2, married Isaac G. Snedeker, of Cran- 
bury, N. J. 


17 Gertrude Snedeker 

18 Garret I. Snedeker 

19 Thomas Salter Snedeker 

20 Margaret Chambers Snedeker; married, Dec. 12, 1829, James Buckelew, and had, 

among other children, Col. I. S. Buckelew, of (Camden), Jamesburg, N. J. 


After careful examination and correspondence, I still fail to connect John Salter, i, with 
the parent stock, though it would seem as if he might be identified with John Salter, son of 
Richard. But a glance at the two sets of children belonging to these individuals, would exclude 
any such thought, even if direct assurances were wanting from the descendants of John Salter, 
that no such descendants, as are ascribed to John Salter, had ever been heard of. 

Probable Descendants of Ebenezer Saltar 

SALTAR; probably Ebenezer, had issue, mentioned in the will of Tho' Saltar, of 

Philadelphia, Pa., viz.: 

2 Thomas Saltar 

3 Meribah Saltar 

4 Mary Saltar 

5 Sarah Saltar 

6 Hannah Saltar 

7 John Cox; a stepson. 

2 THOMAS SALTAR, son of Ebenezer Saltar (?), is mentioned in the will of Richard 
Saltar, 1762, as "my nephew." He early resided in Freehold. He wrote a fine signature and 
his name appears frequently as a witness to many of the mortgages made by the Loan Com- 
missioners, at Freehold, and it may be that he was employed in that office. 

1748, Mch. 25. Robert Hankison mortgaged twenty-eight acres, in Upper Freehold, 
being the plantation of Tho"" Taylor, dec''. Thomas Saltar was a witness to the transaction. 

After some years, Thomas Saltar moved to Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa., 
and became an opulent merchant. He married Susannah, daughter of Caspar and Eve Ulrich, 
of Philadelphia, as is set forth in a quit-claim deed, dated May 10, 1763, between Eve Ulrich, 
of Philadelphia, widow, and relict of Caspar Ulrich, dec'\ of Philadelphia, and Thomas Saltar 
and Susannah, his wife, a daughter of the said Caspar and Eve, and Philip Ulrich, of Phila- 
delphia, baker, a son of the same. In the deed, it appeared that Caspar Ulrich left a will 
bearing date Nov. 22, 1751. Philadelphia Deeds, H. 18, p. 183. 

Susannah Ulrich was the widow of Thomas Rutter, of Philadelphia, and is so alluded to 
in her father's will. Her marriage to Thomas Saltar occurred, at Christ Church, Philadelphia, 
Dec. 23, 1758, and she has been erroneously called Susannah Butler. Upon the death of his 
wife, Susannah, Thomas Saltar married Sarah Stewart, a widow with four children. 

In 1765, he was among the Citizens or Landholders who signed for a INIunicipal Govern- 
ment for Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa. 

1772 and 1779. Thomas Saltar was joined by his wife, Susannah, frequently, in deeds. 

In 1790, in a deed of land, in Upper Freehold, the "land now or late Thomas Saltar's," 
is alluded to, near Doctor's Creek, Burlington Path, Daniel Grandin's land. Job Throckmorton's 
land, and others. 

1790. His death occurred, and his large estate was distributed, by will, among his kins- 
people as he, himself, was childless. As it throws light upon the family, and is, itself, an inter- 
esting document, a synopsis of it follows: 

1785, Oct. 4. Will of Thomas Saltar, of Northern Liberties, City of Philadelphia, mer- 
chant; proved June 7, 1790, mentioned: 


Executors: my nephew, Thomas Britton, and good friends, Peter Knight, Charles Wharton and Richard 

My step-brother, John Cox, now living in North Carolina, all my wearing apparel to be forw-arded to him. 

To my executors my dwelling house, household goods, furniture, plate and all the rents and profits of my 
other lands, etc., to hold during the life of my beloved wife, Susanna Saltar, for support of said wife. 

All those persons now of my family, to continue and dwell in my said dwelling house; to live there and be 
supported, except only my brother-in-law, Thomas Learning, who must "cloathe himself." 

If the said rents and incomes be more than sufficient for support of my said wife and family to pay 

and distribute the overplus annuall}-, to and among my two sisters, Mary Learning and IMeribah Robbins, 
(now li\'ing in New Jersey), and such of their daughters and sons in need thereof. 

To my niece, Sarah Williamson 

My executors to sell mj' lands. 

To my nephew, John Britton, £50, after death of my wife Susanna, the son of my late sister, Hannah 

To my nephew, Thomas Britton, son of my late sister, Hannah Britton, all my said dwelling house and 
lot, now in tenure of Manuel Lyre, Esq., together with the water lot wharf, stores and all my other possessions 
situate, between Callowhill St., and Poole's Bridge, in the Northern Liberties, City of Philadelphia, to hold to 
him, charged with the payment of £1,750, payable to his sister, Sarah Williamson, in four yearly payments. 
The Like sum to his sister, Rebecca Fleeson,with interest in gold or silver money; in case of death to her children. 

An annuity of fifty Spanish milled silver dollars to my negro boy Tom. 

Unto my said niece, Sarah Williamson and in case of her death, to her children, £1,750, gold or silver 
money with interest. 

After decease of my said wife, I give to my sister, Mary Leaming, [Liming], an annuity of £100. To 
each of her six children, John, Thomas, Ephraim, Hannah, Lucy and Ossa, £300. To her said son, John, his 
heirs and assigns, the lots of land, whereon he now dwells, in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., con- 
taining thirty-seven acres. 

After the decease of my wife, to my said brother, John Cox, lands and tenements in North Carolina. To 
each of his ten children, Aaron, Paul, Elijah, Elisha, Rebecca, Mary, Rachel, Anne, Elizabeth and Susanna, 
£100, apiece. 

After the death of my wife, to my sister, Sarah Leaming, now living with me, an annuity of £100. After 
her decease, to her three daughters, Meribah, Rebecca and Sarah, £300, each, and to her son, Isaiah, now in 
Carolina, £200. 

After the decease of my wife, to my sister, Meribah Robbins, wife of Joseph Robbins, annuity of £100. 
After her decease to her five sons, Jacob, Thomas, John, Ezekial and Samuel, £300, each, and to her three 
married daughters, Priscilla, Sarah and Susannah, £300, each, and to her daughter, Rebecca, now living with 
me, £350. 

After the decease of my wife, to my niece, Rachel Woolman, (wife of Asher Woolman), £300. 

After the decease of my wife, to my cousin, Richard Douglass, £100. To his sister, Lydia, £50; to his 
brother, John, £25, and to his sister, Sarah, £25. 

After the decease of my wife, to Mary Chancellor, who now lives with me and attends on my wife, £200. 

To Jane Brown, wife of John Brown, joiner, £25. 

To my good friend, Richard Whitehead, £100. 

After the decease of my wife, plate, bedding, household and kitchen furniture, to be divided among Sarah 
Williamson, Rebecca Fleeson, Rebecca Robins and Mary Robins. 

A great part of my estate lays in public securities which fluctuate. 


Thomas Saltar 

1790, May 21. Codicil. 

I, Thomas Saltar, reconsidering my last Will and Testament. For as much, as it has pleased Almighty 
God -to take out of this life my wife, Susanna, and as I ha\'e since intermarried, I give to my present beloved 
wife, Sarah, all the plate and household furniture which she brought me, also one-third part of all my other 
plate, etc., and she shall have the choice. 

Executors: said wife, Sarah, and nephew, Thomas Britton. 

Revokes bequest of £50, to my nephew, John Britton, and gives him 5 shillings and no more. 

To nephew, John Leaming, premises in New Jersey, whereon my sister, Meribah, now dwells. 

Revokes bequest made to Thomas Britton of my dwelling house, bank and water lots; divides them into 
three equal parts for Thomas Britton and his sisters, Sarah Williamson and Rebecca Fleeson. 


To my beloved wife, Sarah, an annuity of £300. 

To sister, Meribah Robins, the tract of land and premises, in New Jersey, whereon she and her husband 
now dwell; after her decease to be sold, etc. 

Confirms the bequest or devise of land, in Upper Freehold, to John, son of his sister, Mar>' Learning, 
whereon he dwells. 

To my wife's four children, John, Sarah, Helen and Charles Stewart, £150, apiece. 

Philadelphia Wills, Lib. U., p. 513. 

His estate was inventoried at $115,000. 

Mrs. John Scollay, [Anne Lane Scollay, of 4014 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa.], says that 
the widow of Thomas Saltar married Thomas Brittain. 

3 MERIBAH SALTAR, daughter of Ebenezer Saltar (?), married Joseph Robbins, 
In 1785, she was lixdng in New Jersey. 


8 Jacob Robbins 

9 Thomas Robbins 

10 John Robbins 

1 1 Ezekial Robbins 

12 Samuel Robbins 

13 Priscilla Robbins; married in 17 — . 

14 Sarah Robbins; married in 17 — . 

15 Susannah Robbins; married in 17 — . 

16 Rebecca Robbins 

17 Isaiah Robbins 1 . 1 m- tt j ta 

18 Mary Robbins / ^' S^^'^" ^^ ^^'- "^^^''^ ^"^"""- 

4 MARY SALTAR, daughter of Ebenezer Saltar (?), married Mr. Leaming. 
In 1785, she was living in New Jersey. 

1740, Nov. 4. There was a Mary Coxe and John Liming who had a marriage license 
issued in New Jersey. If she is identical with Thomas Saltar's sister, she was born Cox, and 
was his step-sister and not a Saltar. 


19 John Leaming; a resident of Upper Freehold, N. J. 

20 Thomas Leaming 

21 Ephraim Leaming 

22 Hannah Leaming 

23 Lucy Leaming 

24 Ossa Leaming 

5 SARAH SALTAR, daughter of Ebenezer Saltar (?), married Thomas Leaming. They 
resided with her brother, Thomas Saltar. 


25 Meribah Leaming 

26 Rebecca Leaming 

27 Sarah Leaming 

28 Isaiah Leaming; a resident in Carolina, in 1785. 


6 HANNAH SALTAR, daughter of Ebenezer Saltar (?), married Richard Britton. 

"Hannah Saltar was wife to Richard Britton, late of Monmouth County, N. J." Manu- 
script Records, First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, not Marriage Records, but Registry of 
Members admitted to said church wherein it was stated. Tho' Allen Glenn. 

In 1733, Hannah Salter, wife of Richard Britton, was a member of the INIiddletown Baptist 
Church, with her parents, Ebenezer and Rebecca (Stillwell) Salter. Their names are men- 
tioned in the original Middletown Baptist Church Record Book. 

1762, October. She was transferred to Pennypack Baptist Church, Lower Dublin, Pa.. 
by letter, from Middletown. Pennj'pack Baptist Church Records. 

1 77 1. Hannah Britton is mentioned as a member of the Montgomery County Baptist 
Church. Morgan Edward's History of the Baptists. 


29 Thomas Britton 

30 John Britton, born, July 21, 1737, in Monmouth County, East Jersey. 

31 Sarah Britton; married Jesse Wilhamson, prior to 1785. 

32 Rebecca Britton; married, Thomas Fleeson, "at the house of Thomas Saltar," 

27 January, 1774. First Baptist Church Marriage Book, Philadelphia, at His- 
torical Society, p. 40. 

7 JOHN COX, son of James Cox (?). He is spoken of as a step-brother, in the vnil of 
Thomas Saltar, 1785, and was then a resident of North Carolina. He had ten children, as 
enumerated in Thomas Saltar's will: 

33 Aaron Cox 

34 Paul Cox 

35 Elijah Cox 

" "* " 36 Rebecca Cox 

37 Mary Cox 

38 Rachel Cox 

39 Anne Cox 

40 Elizabeth Cox 

41 Susanna Cox 

42 Elisha Cox 

29 THOMAS BRITTON, son of Richard Britton and Hankah Saltar, 6, was a resi- 
dent of Philadelphia, and an executor and extensive devisee in the will of his uncle, Thomas 
Saltar, 1785-1790. 

Thomas Britton was one of the Citizens or Landholders, who petitioned for a Municipal 
Government for Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa. 

Mrs. Scollay says he was born, in 1739, and married, in 1763, Catharine Forbes, and per- 
haps later, Sarah Saltar. 

30 JOHN BRITTON, son of Richard Britton and Hannah Saltar, 6, was born, in 
Monmouth County, N. J., July 21, 1737. He early moved to Pennsylvania, where he was 
living in 1 785-1 790, as he is mentioned as a devisee in the will of his uncle, Tho' Saltar. At 
the latter date, 1790, his bequest of £50, was revoked, he seemingly having displeased his 
uncle, who cut it to 5 shillings. 

He married, Apr. i, 1767, (Christ Church, Philadelphia), Elenor, daughter of Thomas 
and Ann (Bartholomew) Waters, born, in Montgomery County, Pa., Apr. 25, 1748. 


They had fourteen children, all born in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa., save 
one, who was born in Montgomery County. See Baptismal Register, First Baptist Church, 
Philadelphia, p. 13. Also "Forde and HanseU Ancestry." 

In 1765, John Britton was one of the Citizens or Landholders who signed for a Municipal 
Government for Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County, Pa. 

Westcott's History of Philadelphia, p. 261. 

1777, Apr. 19. John Britton, of Philadelphia, Pa., bought land from Peter Imlay, Jr., 
and wife. 

1779, May 27. John Britton, of the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, Pa., lumber mer- 
chant, bought, for £20,000, New Jersey money, from Peter Imlay, yeoman, and his wife, 
Euphemia, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., a plantation, in Upper Freehold, 
bounded by Wilkins' line. Doctor's Creek, Grover's line, Jeremiah Stillwell's corner, old forge 
pond, Robert Imlay's land, dec'^, John Imlay's indenture granted 1758, Peter Covenhoven's, 
Richard Lloyd's, Richard Britton's and Daniel and Cornelius Hendrickson's lands. 

1779, June. He bought land in the same locality from William, Rachel and Oke Hendrick- 

1790, Sept. 7. He was still a resident of Philadelphia and bought again, land in this 
locality, from Matthias Van Horn and Catharine, bis wife. 

1816, Mch. 7. Will of John Britton; proved Mch. 15, 1816, in which he set forth that he 
was John Britton, Senior, of the Northern Liberties of the City of Philadelphia, being advanced 
in years, and mentioned: 

Son, John Britton ] 

Son, William Britton I 

Son-in-law, George Budd \ executors. 
Friend, Charles Biddle J 

Daughter, Mary ; deceased. 

Daughter, Susan Budd 

Daughter, Sarah Forde 

Son, Benjamin Britton; deceased. 

Daughter, Eleanor DeWees; [married, Dec. 10, 1805, William De Wees], (Christ Church, Philadelphia). 

Son, Saltar Britton 

Daughter, Rebecca Hellings 

Signed John Britton 

He was a lumber merchant residing, in 1796, at 259 N. Front St., Philadelphia. 

Stephen's Directory. 



JOHN SALTER, born, probably, in the neighborhood of 1672, came from the vicinity of 
Exeter, England, first to the Isle of Shoals, where he was, in 1724, and thence to Odiorne's 
Point, where he dwelt upon an island, in Portsmouth harbor, N. H., bearing his name. He 
probably brought his wife from England. He was commonly called Capt. John Salter, and 


was the owner of sailing vessels, and his descendants for several generations followed in his foot- 
steps as mariners. He owned a farm at Rye, N. H., of thirty acres, which he willed to his grand- 
son, Alexander Salter. He was a man of courage, pubHc spirit and of considerable affluence. 

By his first wife, Martha , he had issue, and by his second wife. Amy , 

he probably had none. 

1752, May 12. Will of John Salter; proved, at Exeter, N. H., in 1755, set forth that he 
was a resident of Rye, '[the township in which Odiorne's Point still remains], styled himself, 
"Gent.," and further mentioned: 

Wife, Amy, who receives £25, and many small bequests. 

Son, Richard Salter 

Son, Titus Salter 

Grandson, John Randall 

Daughter, Mary Mace 

Daughter, Elizabeth Ruby 

Daughter, Charity Leach 

Daughter, Margery Hall 

Daughter, Martha Sanborn 

Daughter, Sarah Sloper 

John Salter 1 

Alexander Salter ^^^^^j.^^ ^j ^is deceased son, Alexander Salter. 

Mary Salter | 

Lucy Salter J 

Elizabeth Salter, widow of his deceased son, Alexander Salter. 

Executors: Wife, Amy, and his son, Titus Salter. 

Issue by first wife 

2 Richard Salter, born Mch. 14, 1709. 

3 Titus Salter, born October, 1722; died Sept. 20, 1798. 

4 Alexander Salter 

. 5 John Salter; baptized, in North Church, Oct. 4, 1730; died young. 

6 Mary Salter; married Mr. Mace. 

7 Elizabeth Salter; married Mr. Ruby. 

8 Charity Salter; married Mr. Leach. 

9 Margery Salter; married Mr. Hall. 

10 Martha Salter; married, June, 1740, Ebenezer Sanborn, who was born July 25, 


11 Sarah Salter; married Mr. Sloper. 

12 Daughter ; married Mr. Randall. 

2 RICHARD SALTER, son of John Salter, i, was born 1709; died, at Halifax, N. S., 
Apr. 10, 1768. He married, Oct. 8, 1731, Elizabeth Odiorne, born Feb. 21, 1709; died, on 
Salter's Island, September, 1748. 

13 Elizabeth Salter, born July 6, 1732; died 1772; married Richard Mills. 

1 4 John Salter, born 1735; died an infant. 

15 Mehitable Salter, born 1738; married, first, 1759, Israel Tibbits, and second, John 


16 John Salter, born Nov. 14, 1740. 

17 Titus Salter 

18 WilHam Salter; single; Captain of a vessel, in 1768. 

19 Richard Salter; married, first, Elizabeth Ayres, and second, Elizabeth Tuesdall. 


3 CAPT. TITUS SALTER, son of John Salter, i, served, with distinction, in the Revo- 
lutionary War, as a Captain of Militia, as also as a Captain of a frigate, during the same 
period. At the close of the war, in 1783, he received from the General Assembly, a vote of 
thanks for his services. He was a man of considerable activity, originality and enterprise. 
He served, as an executor, under his father's will. He married, July 11, 1745, Elizabeth Bick- 


20 John Salter 

21 Ann Salter; married, Samuel Bowles. 

22 Mary Salter, born, 1761 ; married, Dec. 2, 1788, William Emery, of Sanford, Mass. 

She died. May 2, 1842, aged 81 years. Her grandson, Titus Salter Emery, in 
January, 1890, resided at 138 South 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

23 Titus Salter; married, June 24, 1804, Nancy Salter. 

4 ALEXANDER S.\LTER, son of John Salter, i, married Elizabeth He died, 

during his father's hfetime, leaving surviving, his wife and four children. His descendants 
may stiU be found at Rye, N. H. 

1746, July 2. Alexander Saltar was on the Muster Roll of Capt. Francis Locke's Company, 
at Fort Wilham and Mary. 


24 John Saltar 

25 Alexander Salter 

26 Mary Salter 

27 Lucy Salter 

16 CAPT. JOHN SALTER, son of Richard Salter, 2, was born 1740; died Sept. 28, 1814. 
He was commonly called, John Salter, mariner. He built a house, in Portsmouth, N. H., 
which to this day is occupied by his descendants. He married, first, Dec. 13, 1762, Dorothy 
Bickford, born May 13, 1740, and who died Mch. 18, 1776, whereupon he married, second, 
Apr. 14, 1778, Elizabeth March, of Greenland, born June 26, 1745. Upon her demise, he 
married, third, Nov. i, 1781, Jane Frost, born Mch. 7, 1757; died Dec. 10, 1837. 

Issue by second wife 

28 Joseph March Salter, born Apr. 18, 1781; died 1837. 

Issue by third wife 

29 Dorothy Salter, born 1782; died 1853; married John Frost. 

30 Elizabeth Salter, born 1784; died 1808; married William Henry Wilkins. 

31 William Frost Salter, born Jan. 23 or 25, 1787; died Sept. 25, 1849. 

32 John Salter, born 1788; died 1858. 

7,7, Maria Jane Salter, born 1790; married Hon. Samuel Cushman. 

34 Benjamin Salter, born Apr. 6, 1792; died, Sept. 8, 1858, in New York City. 

35 Sarah Ann Salter, born 1794; died, single, in 1876. 

17 TITUS SALTER, son of Richard Salter, 2, married 


36 Titus Salter 


19 CAPT. RICHARD SALTER, son of Richard Salter, 2, married, first, Elizabeth 
Ayres, who died, July 25, 1805, aged 54; second, Elizabeth Tuesdall, who died, June 17, 1836, 
aged 82. Capt. Salter died prior to his last wife. He commanded the Letter of Marque brig 
called the Scorpion. 


Three Elizabeths )■,•,■!■ . 
rr r , -f died mfants. 

Two Johns J 

37 Richard Salter 

38 Perkins Salter 

39 Thomas Salter 

40 Joseph Salter 

41 Nancy Salter, born 1778; married her second cousin, Titus Salter, 23. 

23 JOHN SALTER, son of Capt. Titus Salter, 3, married Abigail Ayers, October, 1778. 
He was appointed Second Lieutenant, of the privateer. General Sullivan, Nov. 17, 1778. He 
died in 1794. 


42 Henry Salter 

23 TITUS SALTER, son of Capt. Titus Salter, 3, married, June 24, 1804, Nancy, 
daughter of Capt. Richard Salter, 19. 


43 Ann Salter; married C. S. Toppan. 

44 Mary Salter; married J. M. Tredick. 

45 Charlotte Salter 

46 Henry Salter 

24 JOHN SALTER, son of Alexander Salter, 4, was probably he who was on the pay roll 
of Col. John Langdon's Light Horse Volunteer Company, in the expedition to Rhode Island, 

August, 1778. 

25 ALEXANDER SALTER, son of Alexander Salter, 4, was mustered, in Capt. Jos. 
Parson's Company of Minute Men, Nov. 22, 1775. In 1785, he signed the petition for a 
bridge at New Castle, N. H., and on Dec. 18, 1797, a like petition for a bridge at Sagamore. 

28 JOSEPH MARCH SALTER, son of John Salter, 16, was born 1781; died October, 
1837; married, Mch. 3, 1806, Sarah Frost. 


47 Joseph Salter, of the U. S. Navy; died in Columbus, Miss. 

31 WILLIAM FROST SALTER, son of John Salter, 16, was born 1787; died Sept. 25, 
1849; married, Sept. 30, 1817, Mary Ewen, born July 15, 1787; died Apr. 2, 1851. They were 
both born in Portsmouth, N. H., and died in New York City. 


48 Rev. WilHam Salter, of Burlington, Iowa, born, Nov. 17, 1821, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 


49 Benjamin Salter, born, at Portsmouth, N. H., 1818. 

50 Mary Salter 

51 Francis Salter 

52 Charles Salter 

32 JOHN SALTER, son of John Salter, 16, was born July 5, 1788; died Jan. 10, 1858; 
married Sarah Tibbits. 

34 BENJAMIN SALTER, son of John Salter, 16, was born, in Portsmouth, N. H., 
Apr. 6, 1762; died, in New York City, Sept. 8, 1858; married, Harriet Chase Tibbits, Aug. 23, 
1821, who died, in New York City, Nov. i, 1872. 


53 Mary Salter; married Richard G. Porter. 

54 Jane Salter; married Samuel W. Thomas. 

55 George H. C. Salter 

56 Carohne Salter; married Marcelo M. Delgado. 

57 William T. Salter 

58 Harriet Salter; married J. Freeman Howard. 

59 Albert Salter 

36 TITUS SALTER, son of Titus Salter, 17, married Abigail Frost. 

60 John Lake Salter; married four times. 

42 HENRY SALTER, son of John Salter, 20, married 


61 John E. Salter, who died, at Portsmouth, N. H., about 1879. 

46 HENRY SALTER, son of Titus Salter, 23, married 


62 Thomas P. Salter 

49 BENJAMIN SALTER, son of William Frost Salter, 31, was born, at Portsmouth, 
N. H., Sept. 4, 1818; died, at Paterson, N. J., Oct. 3, 1873; married, Nov. 25, 1846, Eleanor 


63 EUa Bolton Salter, born June 4, 1852. 

64 Edwin Ewen Salter, born Mch. 17, 1855. 

55 DR. GEORGE H. COLTON SALTER, son of Benjamin Salter, 34, was of China, 
in 1878; married Mary E. Keeler. 


65 Wesley Bray Salter 

66 Jasper Colton Salter 

67 Mabel C. Salter 


57 WILLIAM T. SALTER, son of Benjamin Salter, 34, married Georgianna Harrison. 

68 May Florence Salter; died 1886. 

59 ALBERT SALTER, son of Benjamin Salter, 34, married Frances Philbrook. 

69 Huldah Jenness Salter 

The preceding outline of the New Hampshire family has been drawn from a book of 
fifty-eight pages, written by Mr. W. T. Salter, of New York City, and printed, in 1900, by John 
Highlands, of 16 North Eleventh St., Philadelphia, Pa., entitled, "John Salter, Mariner," 
containing illustrations, and brief histories of the Salter, Pepperell, Frost, Colton and Tibbit 
famiUes, as well as from an "In Memoriam, of Benjamin Salter," printed by his brother, the 
Rev. William Salter. 




The surname of Seabrook is so rare, both in England and America, that a suppositive 
kinship might be claimed very plausibly for all bearing the name. 

The references to them, in England, are not numerous, and no account of them appears in 
any of the Heralds' Visitations, that I have seen, though they were granted arms. 

Seabrook Arms. Argent; a lion passant gules; in chief, a cross crosslet fitchefi sable. 
Crest; a hand erect holding a cross crosslet fitchee, in pale gules. 

Another arms, given by the same authority, Burke, is: Argent; three roses sable. 

The former arms are and were used by the South Carolina Seabrooks, and an impression, 
from a seal ring bearing them, was given to me about 1880. 

THOMAS SEABROOK, an Englishman, and the progenitor of the New Jersey family, was 
settled at Mineford Island, now known as City Island, lying off Pelham Neck, Westchester 
County, New York, Aug. 29, 1664, at which date he purchased, of John Seaman, of Hempstead, 
in the North Riding of Yorkshire, (Long Island, New York), one hundred and twenty acres 
of land, situated on the North Neck, in Hempstead, commonly called Mattgairisons Neck, the 
lot being on the East side of said neck, and known as Number 41; thither he removed: 

1664, Aug. 29. 

Know All Men, etc., that I, John Seaman, now dwelling in Hempstead, in North Riding, in New York 
Shire, on Long Island, have sold and do sell, etc., unto Thomas Seabrooke, now dwelling on Minneford Island, 
in New York Shire, a certain allottment of land, at the North Neck, belonging to the foresaid Hempstead, 
commonly called Mattsgairisons Neck, being at first laid out to me, the foresaid John Seaman, being in the 
East Side of the said neck, and in number 41, and containing in quantity, one hundred and twenty acres, more 
or less, etc., for a valuable sum of money in hand paid, etc. 

Queens County Records, Jamaica, N. Y., Lib. C, p. 318. 

1670. Feb. 2. He sued CorneHus Mott, his Hempstead townsman, for debt, which the 
Court decided in his favor, and awarded him, in addition, 15 shillings damages. 

Hempstead, L. I., Town Records, Lib. B. 

In 1673, he was enumerated in the census of Hempstead, as an inhabitant. 

New York Documentary History, Vol. I, p. 658. 


1672, Oct. 30. Roger Townsend sold to Morgan Bedient, his house and orchard, situated in the 
town of Westchester, Westchester County, N.Y., for a similar house and land in the same place. 

1672, Nov. 27. Morgan Bedient sold his recently acquired property from Roger Town- 
send, to Thomas Seabrooke, of Westchester, and with it, one acre and a half of fresh meadow. 
Recorded in the "Office of Records, at ffort James, in New Yorke, the 27''' day of November, 

After he had removed to the town of Westchester, and in the year 1675, he was assessed 
for 2 horses, 6 cows, three "3 year old," three "i year old," 2 swine, 5 [acres of] land and 12 
[acres of] meadow. New York Colonial History, Vol. 13, p. 488. 

He died, at Westchester, the 17th December, 1675, ^s appears by the following: 

The Testimony of John Clarke, of Westchester, concerning Tho: Seabrooke, Aged about 
29 years. 

This Deponent saith, That when there was an Alarme of Indyans being at Castle Hill, Loaden with 
Ammunicoii, last Summer, this deponent was then a Sojourner, in the House of Thomas Seabrooke, was 
commanded, (among others), to go to Capt. Osborne's House; And at his going away, hee, the said Thomas 
Seabrooke, tooke his wife, (the now p''sent widdow Seabrooke), by the hand in the Doore, as hee was going 
out, and said, wife I am going out, I know not but I may bee Knockt on the head; If I never come againe, 
I give all that I have to thee; (meaning his wife) ; And furthur said to this Deponent, Pray take notice what 
I say; and furthur Saith not. Sworn before me 

May IS, 1676. John Pell 

The Testimony of Penelope Cooke, aged about ffif ty yeares, concerning Tho : Seabrooke. 

This Deponent saith, That Thomas Seabrooke, of Westchester, the late Husband of the Widdow Sea- 
brooke, being some time last winter at Consider Woods, hee did declare that hee was going over to Long 
Island, and then at the same time did say, that when soever hee did dye, hee would make his wife, full and 
whole Executor, and give all to her, his wife, and no Body else should have anything to do w'*' any thing hee 
had, but his wife; and furthur Saith not. 

Sworne before mee 
Westchester, May the 15th, 1676. John Pell 

Thomas Seabrooke dyed, at Westchester, the 17th of December, 1675. 

An Inventory of the Estate of the dec'd. 
One House and Home Lott 
Nine Acres of Land in the flSeld 
Twelve Acres Meadow 
Two Mares, two Colts, 2 yea" old. 
Two young Colts, 
five Cowes, two three yeare olds. 
Two Steeres, two yeare old 
Three Yearlings, 5 Calves 
Three Swine 
One ffeather Bedd 
flive Blanketts, 2 Sheetes 
One Iron Pott 
Three Gunns 

At the desire of the Widdow, this Estate Prized by 
the Constable and two Overseers. £ s. d. 

The whole Accomodacons prised at 90:00: — 

Two Mares, and two 2 yea''' old Colts 09:00: — 

Two young Colts 01 :io: — 

ffive Cowes, two three yea" olds 26:00: — 

Two Steeres, two yea" old 05:00: — 

'The original of this paper was found at the Seabrooli Homestead, at the Bay Shore, Middletown, N. J., and is now in the pos- 
session of Dr. J. E. Stillwell, of New York City. 


Three yearlings, five Calves 07 :oo: — 

Three Swine 03 :oo: — 

The feather none of Tho: Seabrookes \ 
nor two Blanketts / 

Three Blanketts 01 104: — 

One Sheet 00:12: — 

One Iron Pott 00:10: — 

Three Guns 02:10: — 

This Estate, prised as above 
Witnesse our hands 
Edward Walters 
Tho: Mollennex 
Nicholas Bally 

New York Wills, Vol. i, pp. 240, 241 and 242. 

The wife of Thomas Seabrook brought to him, one feather bed and two blankets, probably 
a wedding present from her parents. 

Sometime following his demise, and prior to 1688, she married Thomas Whitlock, as ap- 
pears by the following deeds: 

Know all Men by these p''sents that I, Roger Townsend, of West= Chester, & Mar>% my wife, being at 
present possest of a certaine House and Orchard, situate in the said Towne of Westchester, (the which is now 
in the tenure and Occupacon of Philip Minton), have, for a valuable Consideration, or y^ Conveyance of an- 
other House and Land, unto me in lieu thereof, Bargained, sold, assigned, & set over, unto Morgan Beadient, 
of the said Towne, Singleman, his Heyres and Assignes, all my Right, Title, & Interest to the said House and 
Orchard, scituate in Westchester aforesaid; Hee, the said Morgan Beadient, ha\dng by virtue of these p''sents 
full power and lawfull Authority (after y<^ expiracon of two compleat yeares from the lo'^^ day of June last 
past, or before if the said Philip Minton shall resigne up the same sooner) to enter into possession of the prem- 
isses, & of every part & parcell thereof, and the same to have, hold, use, occupy, possess, & enjoy unto the sole, 
proper use, behoofe, & Benefitt of him the said Morgan Beadient his Heyres & Assignes forever, against any 
Clayme, Title, or p''tence of any person or persons whatsoever, by, from, or under mee my Heyres or Assignes, 
or by any of their Ord" or Appointm'. 

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto sett my Hand & Seale,at New Yorke, this 30"^ dayof Octob'', 1672. 

Sealed & Delivered in y^ p'"sence the T marke of the R marke of 

of Rich: Charlton C^^\ \''ZZ^\ 

Jo. Clarke. Mary [?]I seaT Itownsend RogerI 7e^J Itownsend 

Mem"^™ That before y^ Signing & Sealing of these p''sents It is agreed upon by & betwixt y' partyes 
within menconed that Roger Townsend reserves to himselfe all Priveledges & Appertenances belonging to his 
House, not herein sold & made over to the within written, Morgan Beadient, yet not thereby intending to 
abridge or cutt short y*= said Morgan of what is herein sold & dispos'd of. 

Entered in the Office of Records, at ffort James, in New Yorke, the 27'^ of November, 1672. 

Matthias Nicolls, Secr. 

Know all whome this may concirne that I, Morgan Bedient, of Westchester, doe, by these p''sents, 
assigne and make over unto Thomas Seabrooke, of Westchester aforesaid. All my Right, title and intrest of 
this within Mentioned House and Orchard, specified in this Bill of Sayle, on the other side, as Alsoe, all my 
Right, title and intrest of One Acre and halfe of fresh Meaddow, being Number 6, lying to the Eastward of 
Longe Neck, in the boundes of Westchester aforesaid; from me, my heires. Executors and Assignes, unto him, 
the said Thomas Seabrooke, his heires. Executors and assignes for ever, to possess and enjoy, as his owne 
proper right, with out let or Molestation from mee, the said Morgan Bedient, or any other claiming right, 
title or intrest under mee, my heires, Executors or assignes, alsoe to ffree and discharge Thomas Seabrooke, 
his heires. Executors & assignes, from an Obhgation made to pay him, yearly. One hogshead of Sydar, I doe, 
by these p''sents, Acquitt & discharge the said Tho: Seabrooke thereof. 

In testimony Whereof, I have hereunto put my hand this 25"' of Novemb', 1673. 

Witness p^'sent his mark 

his marke Morgan x Bedient 

Ephraim X Aldrix 


The paper is endorsed: Roger Townsend his Bill of Sale to Morgan Beadient. 


Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas Bedient, of Westchester, in the County of Westchester, 
yeoman, have Remissed, Released, and forever quit Claimed, and by these presents do, ffor me my heires, 
Executors & Administrators, Remise, release, and forever quitt Claime vnto Thomas Wittclock aforesaid, his 
heires, Executors & Adminisstrators, all and all manner of Actions, Cause and Causes of Actions, suites. Bills, 

Bonds, Writeings, Oblegations, Debts, Dues, Dutyes, Accompts, Sume & Sumes of monney. Judgements, 
Executions, Extents, Quarrells, Contreversies, Tresspasses, Damages and Demainds, whatsoever, both in Law 
and Equety, or otherwise howsoever, which against the said Thomas Wittclock I Ever had, now have and which 
I my heires. Executors, and Adminisstrators shall or may have Claime, Challings or demaind, ffor or by Reason 
or meanes of any matter, Cause or thinge, fTrom the Begining of the world vnto the Day of the Date of these 
presents, as wittness my hand and scale this twenty second day of May, in the fourth yeare of his Maj'''* 
Reigne, Annoqe Domj 1688. 

Signed Sealed and Thoms bedente* [His seal] 

Delivered in presents of 

Nathaniell Vnderhill 

Joseph Lee 

The endorsement on the back of the paper is as follows: Thomas Bedient's Release to Thomas Witt- 

From the preceding data, we conclude that Thomas Seabrook bought, in November, 1672, 
the house and land of Morgan Bedient, in the town of Westchester. Shortly after this transac- 
tion, both Bedient and Seabrook died, and the property being still unpaid for, Bedient's brother, 
Thomas, who had succeeded to his estate, brought an action against Thomas Whitlock to 
enforce the completion of the contract. Evidently Whitlock had become liable, as the husband 
of Seabrook's widow, for Seabrook's debts, as she carried to him all her late husband's estate. 

In 1688, the action was discontinued and a release was signed by Thomas Bedient. 

The two Bedients, Morgan and ^Thomas, were sons of Morgan Bedient, as appears from 
the following memorandum: 

"Morgan, Son of Morgan Bedient, of Staynes,t in England, was born June 25: 1651; And Thomas Bed- 
ient, Son of y"^ foresaid Morgan, was born July 22: 1654, w'^ to Oath was made before m'' Henry Clark & Leiut. 
Smith, of Hadley, by Lawrence Carter & Mary Bedient, Mother of ye s"^ two Sons. " From Hadley Records. 

1686, Sept. 3. Morgan Bedient was sued, at Court of Sessions, at Westchester, by Mr. 
John Inians. 

Mary Barnard, wife of Morgan Bedient, Sr., apparently married Roger Townsend, of 
Westchester, who made his will May 7, 1674; proved Apr. 15, 1675, i^ which he mentioned 
his \vife, Mary, who received his estate, excepting bequests to his overseers, Capt. William 
Lawrence and Mr. Richard Cornell, and to his three sons, Mordecay, Thomas and John Bedient, 
who received £10, each. 

Thomas Bedient, son of Morgan and Mary (Barnard) Bedient, died, at Westchester, 
intestate, for Mary, his wife, applied for letters of administration May 7, 1698. Before moving 
to Westchester, he resided at Fairfield, Conn. 

Thomas Whitlock was a prominent man in the early settlement of Gravesend, Long 
Island. He had friends among the English and foes among the Dutch, by reason of his efforts 
to overthrow Dutch rule in the Gravesend village, and in abetting the general discontent and 
uprising. He was a Monmouth County Patentee in 1664, and was one of those, who, in a sloop, 
prospected, some time previous to this date, the lands which the English later conveyed in 

*The seal, apparently, is three lions' heads a£front6 on a fess, and in the chief, apparently, a bird. 

tStaynes or Staines, is near London. Mary, the wife of Morgan Bedient, Sr., was a sister of John Barnard, of Cambridge, 
who came, probably, in the "Francis," from Ipswich, in 1634, aged 36 years, and his wife, Mari\ aged 38 years. He was, perhaps, 
the Freeman, Mch. 4, 1635; removed, in 1636, to Hartford, thence to Hadley, in 1650, or soon after. He died in 1664. leaving no 
children. He left a good estate and left his kinsman, Francis Bedient, his executor, giving much to Morgan and Thomas Bedient, 
sons of his sister, Mary, then living in old England, who came over to enjoy it. His widow, Mary, died next year, and she gave 
much of her estate to Daniel and William Stacy, of Bamham, near Maiden, in the County of Essex, her brothers; and £10, to bring 
up Thomas, son of Francis Bedient, to school. This legacy was well bestowed, for the father was poor and the son worthy. Savage. 


the Monmouth Patent, but which the Dutch nipped in the bud by threatening measures. 
After breaking soil in Middletown, he became a resident of Westchester, where he married, 
for his second wife, Mary, the widow of Thomas Seabrook. His first wife was Susannah Stock, 
by whom he had his issue. His career is too extended to follow here, but it is written in full 
in the genealogy of his family. 

Some time after his marriage to his second wife, he removed to Shoal Harbor, on the Bay 
Shore, (now Port Monmouth) Middleto^\^l, Monmouth County, N. J., where he erected the 
house which, for many years, has been the Seabrook Homestead. 

What issue Thomas Seabrook, the First, had it is impossible, at this date, to tell, other 
than a son. 

It would appear that when Thomas Whitlock removed to Middletown, the infant child, 
or children, of Mary Seabrook, were taken to their stepfather's house. 

Upon his coming of age, there was a controversy between the eldest son of Thomas 
Seabrook and Thomas Whitlock: 

"Whereas there is a Twenty ffifve pound priviledge of Comonage belonging to the Orphant of Thomas 
Seabrook, late freeholder of this Town, Deceased, and the said Pri\'iledge being in Possession of Thomas Whit- 
lock, Wee, the Trustees, do declare that the said twenty-five pound privilege do belong to the orphant of Thomas 
Seabrook & no wise intended for the said Thomas Whitlock." Westchester Town Records, Vol. II, p. 38. 

It is evident that the orphan of Seabrook succeeded to some of his estate and doubtless 
had more by gift from his mother. 

1696, June ID. Thomas Whitlock, of Middletown, Carpenter, sold to Daniel Seabrook, 
"my son-in-law," of Middletown, planter, for the sum of £80, his property, at Shoal Harbor, 
consisting of two hundred and two acres, which Whitlock received as follows: 

1676, Jan. 10. By patent from the Proprietors, twenty acres of upland and six acres of meadow. 

1689, Mch. 26. By purchase from John Bowne. 

i6gi, Feb. 20. By purchase from Garrat Wall. 

1693, Sept. II. By purchase from John Pearce. 

Thomas Whitlock signed by his mark: T W Freehold Records, Lib. E., p. 307. 

"The orphant" of Thomas Seabrook was, doubtless, Daniel Seabrook. 
He was born about 1665-1670. Thomas Seabrook had also a son, James Seabrook, who 
must have been born between 1671-1675, always provided he is not the son of Daniel Seabrook. 


2 Daniel Seabrook 

3 James Seabrook; perhaps the son of Daniel Seabrook, 2, or the son of Thomas 

Seabrook, i. 
3^ Ann Seabrook; married, first, Andrew Bowne; second. Rev. John Bray. 

2 DANIEL SEABROOK, son of Thomas Seabrook, i, was born about, or somewhat 
earlier than, 1670. Of this individual I know nothing beyond the facts recited above. \Vhether 
he married or left issue, or even when he died is unknown. The farm that he purchased from 
Thomas Whitlock, at the Bay Shore, was, in 1717, in the possession of James Seabrook. As 
the OHTier of such an estate and house, it is more than likely, yes, even certain, that Daniel 
Seabrook was married. How the property passed from him to James Seabrook is unsolved. 
If he was the father of James Seabrook, he was probably born nearer 1660 than 1670, and it 
seems that he must have been such, as it is the only way to account for the title of the home- 
stead being vested in James Seabrook. 


1688, Nov. 9. Daniel Seabrook was a witness to the sale of lands made by Thomas 
Whitlock to John Ruckman, Jr., in Middletown, N. J. 

1696, June 10. Thomas Whitlock, of Middletown, carpenter, for £80, sold to "Daniel 
Seabrook, my son-in-law," of Middletown, planter, two hundred and two acres of land, at 
Shoal Harbor, Middletown. 

3 JAMES SEABROOK, perhaps the son of Daniel Seabrook, 2, or Thomas Seabrook, i, 
married Hannah, daughter of Joseph Grover and Hannah Lawrence. She was born not far 
from 1690. Elizabeth Grover, her sister, was born in 1685. Hannah (Grover) Seabrook died 
about 1745. Daniel Seabrook, in that year, was her heir. James Seabrook died about or 
after 1745. 

1700. He was a witness in court. 

1 701. He signed the petition from East Jersey, asking for a suitable governor. 

New Jersey Archives, Vol. 11. 

1 704, Apr. 28. He recorded his cattle-mark, in Middletown. 

1 7 ID, 1723 and 1725. He was a Juryman. 

1 71 1 and 1 7 19. He bought land. 

1712. He was one of the Overseers of Highways, for Middletown. 

Court of Sessions Book, 171 2. 

1 71 2, June 28. He bought one acre of meadow from Thomas Stillwell, at Shoal Harbor, 
and one other acre elsewhere, for £4. 

1712-1731. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Middletown, and, in 1735, was 

1 7 16. He was debtor to the estate of John Bowne, merchant, to the amount of £14-15-03. 

March 11''' 1722./ 
IVf George Taylor please to pay to M"". William Taylor of ffreehold in the County of Monmouth in 
the Eastern Division of New Jersey the sume of Thirty pounds Eighteen Shillings, and Sis pence farthing Cur- 
rent Silver money of New York at 8^ p oz. it being his proportional dividend pertaining to him out of the Estate 
of his brother John Taylor late of Middleton deceased, and his receipt shall be yo' discharge. As Wittness 
my hand the day and year above written./ 

James Seabrook 

1725. He was an Overseer of the Poor, Middletown. 

1727. He accounted with his successors, the Overseers of the Poor, of Middletown. 

1730, Aug. 15. James Seabrook, of Middletown, N. J., yeoman, sold to Daniel Seabrook, 
of the same place, for £800, the land whereon his dwelling, at "Shole harbor," stood, including 
six or more tracts of land and meadow, in and about Shoal Harbor, amounting to three hundred 


Return of the Middle part of Seabrook's Shoal Harbor Plantation, surveyed by W" Lawrence, Jr., for 
James Seabrook, having right, as appears on the margin a tract of land containing, after allowance for high- 
ways, 65 5/6 acres, bounded on the S. by a tract of land of 175 acres, belonging to said James Seabrook and 
formerly belonging to Gerrit Wall, & on the N. by a tract of land of 20 acres, belonging to said James Seabrook, 
on ye E. by ye edge of the Meadow on Compton's creek, on the W. by the edge of the meadow on John 
Reves' [?] creek, which is certified the 8 day of July, 1717. 

James Alexander 
Sur. General. 

[On the margin:] "Turner's Proprietie ye 20"^ thereof held by James Grover. ist & 2'* Division being taken 
up at date hereof ye Adition 125 acres which fell to ye six daughters of Joseph Grover, one of which, James 
Seabrook has married & James Grover has bought 3 of 8 shares of ye other sisters out of which 3 shares he has 
sold James Seabrook 45 acres. 65 5/6 acres remains to be taken up by James Grover 17 3/6 by each of 2: 
sisters 20 5/6. In all 59 1/6 acres." 


1730, Aug. 18. James Seabrook, of Middletown, yeoman, sold to Daniel Seabrook, of the 
same place, for £200, such cattle, horses, hogs and every other creature, and also the household 
stuff, as bedding, iron, brass, pewter, stone and wooden wares, with all ye plows, carts, tacklen, 
and also all "my movable estate &c, in or about the houses, lands & tenements whereon I now 
inhabit and dwell, situated at Shole Harbor, in Middletown." Signed: James Seabrook. He 
then probably removed to the vicinity of Freehold. 

1 73 1. He was Overseer of the Highways. 

1737, Mch. 19. James Seabrook and George Taylor were sued by William Smith for a 
bill of £40. "The Body of James Seabrook Is Taken and in Coftody But y'' Body of George 
Taylor Is not To be found in my bail wick." 

1739, Mch. 24. A writ to the Sheriff of Monmouth County is endorsed: "unable to iind 

1744. James Seabrook vs Andrew Hinman for debt. Middlesex County Court Records, 
Clerk's office, New Brunswick, N. J. 

1745, Feb. 7. James Seabrook, yeoman, of Middletown, sold to Daniel Seabrook, of 
Shrewsbury, yeoman, that parcel of land left, in 1688, by the will of Joseph Grover, to his 
daughter, Hannah, for the sum of £15. 

Issue; supposed 

4 Daniel Seabrook; oldest son and heir. 

5 Hannah Seabrook, born 1706; married, first, Cornelius Van Horn; second, Benjamin 


6 Thomas Seabrook; drowned about 1740. 

7 Rebecca Seabrook; married James Fitz-randolph. 

8 Elizabeth Seabrook, born, 1711; died March 16, 1791; married, first, Ezekial Forman; 

second, Richard Mount. See Mount family. 

9 Son ; married Eleanor McDowell, who was born 17 13. 

4 DANIEL SEABROOK, eldest son and heir of James Seabrook, 3, married Mary, 
daughter of Nicholas Brown, by his third wife, Mar\', daughter of John and Mary Chambers, 
whom he had married in 1707. By her, Mary Chambers, he had his only child, Mary Brown, 
born, in Shrewsbury, Aug. 25, 17 10. 

From the Family Bible o^^^led by Dr. j. E. Stillwell: 

Hannah Seabrook Daughter of Daniel and Mary Seabrook born in Midletown Octo'' 21 1734 about i 
Oclock in the morning being Monday. 

Ther Second Child Thomas born in Midletown on Monday Feb''^' 16*'' 1735/6 about two oclock morning. 

Daniel there Third Child born July 10'^ 1737 being the Sabbath Day about 9 oclock att night. 

Nicholas Brown Seabrook There fourth child born May 25''' 1739 being Fryday the sun being about 14 
an hour high att night. 

James there Fifth child Born Nov^"' 14"^ 1740 being Fryday about 2 hours before Day. 

There Son James Departed this Life for abetter The 3^* Day Jan''^" 1 741/2 being the Lords Day about 3 
Oclock in the Afternoon aged i year i month and 20 Days. The Lord prepare us all for so Great & happy a 

James, Son of Daniel & Mary Seabrook was born in Shrewsbury on Tuesday the Fourth Day of January 
aboutt one a clock Morning 1742/3. 

James Seabrook Departed this Life on the 16'*' of Feb'^^ 1743/4 aged i year one Month and twelve Days. 

John Son of Daniel and Mary Seabrook there Sixth son was born in Shrewsbury on Sepf 4"^ 1744 aboutt 
10 of the Clock att night on Tuesday. 

Mary Daughter of Daniel & Mary Seabrook was Born in Shrewsbury on the 20'*^ Day of May Being 
Wednesday about i clock Morning. 


James the Seventh and Last Son of Daniel and Mary Seabrook was born in Middletown on the twenty 
fifth Day of November 1740. 

In addition to the preceding entries, the following likewise appear: 

Mary Brown, Daughter of Nicolas & Mary Brown, Born in Shrewsbury august 25**' 17 10. 

Mary Chambers born March 8'^, 171 1 

Elizabeth Exceen born August 31" 17 15 

Mary Exceen Born May 4*'' 1717 

John Exceen Born December 4''^, 17 19 

William Exceen Born April 9"', 1721 

Isabella Little Daughter of Thos & Mary Little Born December 22"^ 1730 being Tuesday about 8 oclock 

Hannah Chambers, Daughter of Tho^ Chambers Born December 22^^ 1723- 

Sarah, Daughter of Godfery & Ehzabeth Swat Born att Midletown Nov^"" 17"^ 1740 about yi hour after 
5 oclock on Munday Morning and I wish her as good a father In Law as myself. 

[This last remark, as it appears in different writing, was evidently added at a subsequent date.) 

Daniel Seabrook died March 23, 1749/50. Mary, his wife, died in April, 1750, aged about 40 years. 

1728. Daniel Seabrook bought from his uncle, James Grover, land. 

1730, Aug. 15. He bought the house and all the lands, at Shoal Harbor, from his father, 
James Seabrook, for £800. 

1730, Aug. 18. He purchased from James Seabrook, his father, for £200, such cattle, 
horses, hogs & every other creature, and also all the household stuff, as bedding, iron, brass, 
pewter, stone & wooden wares, with all ye plows, carts & tacklen, and also all "my moveable 
estate &c, in or about the houses, lands & tenements, whereon I, James Seabrook, now inhabit 
and dwell, situated, at Shoal Habor, in Middletown." 

1733. He was a member of the Baptist Church, at Middletown. 

i734> '35) '36- He was an Overseer of the Poor, Middletown. 

1735, Dec. 9. He recorded an Estray, in Middletown. 

1738. He signed a bond. 

1738, May 13. Daniel Seabrook sued James Wilson for trespass. 

Supreme Court Files, Trenton, N. J. 

1738, Sept. 12. He bought of James Rochead, of New York, merchant, and one of the 
Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey, for 42 shillings, proclamation money, four 
acres of unappropriated land, yet to be located. 

1739, Feb. II, Joseph Dorsett, Roelef Schenck and Richard Saltar were arbitrators in a 
dispute concerning the ownership of meadow land, at Shoal Harbor, between Johannas Smock 
and Daniel Seabrook. They determined the bounds of the disputants' property. 

1739, Feb. 20. Daniel Seabrook, yeoman, of Middletown, for a money consideration, 
released and quit-claimed to Johannas Smock, a two acre lot, at Shoal Harbor. This was 
probably the result of the arbitration. 

1740, Mch. 26. Beriah Goddard, of Dartmouth, in the County of Bristol, and Province 
of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, agreed with Daniel Seabrook, of Middletown, in New 
Jersey, that in case any land belonging to Stephen West, of Dartmouth, in New England, afore- 
said, should upon just and legal inquiry be found to lie within the bounds of the Indian pur- 
chase, bearing date July 25, 1689, of Nicholas Brown, late of Shrewsbury, that he should pay 
the purchase money for the land, etc. 

1740, Aug. 30. Daniel Seabrook, yeoman, and wife Mar>', sole heir of her father, Nicholas 
Brown, late of Shrewsbury, for £140, at 8 shillings per ounce, sold to John Chambers, yeoman, 
of Shrewsbury, N. J., all that tract of land &: meadow, in the town of Shrewsbury, lying on 
the N. side of Shark Ri\'er, being part of a tract of land patented by Nich. Brown, July 20, 
1688; Also 50 acres of land, near the head of one of the branches of the Manasquan River, 
in Shrewsbury, lying in the Barrens & including the half of the bogg where W" West & W" 


Woolley mowed their hay, etc., etc., the same being conveyed to the said Nicholas Brown by 
deed from Gawin Drummond, the 25th of July, 1693. 

In 1 741, he brought suit. 

1741, Oct. I. Daniel Seabrook and wife Mary, of Shrewsbury, for £20, sold to John 
Forman, of Freehold, blacksmith. Proprietary rights, acquired by Nicholas BrowTi from Robert 
Turner, in 1685. Daniel Seabrook acquired title through his wife, Mary, daughter of Nicholas 
Brown. Perth Amboy Records. 

In 1742, he was of Shrewsbur)', and bought land from Forman. 

In 1742, he was a witness to the will of Richard Stillwell, of Shrewsbury. 

In 1745, he was heir to his mother, deceased. 

1745, Feb. 7. Daniel Seabrook, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, bought of James Seabrook, of 
Middletown, that parcel of land left, in 1688, by will of Joseph Grover, to his daughter, Hannah, 
for the sum of £15. 

1746. He was a witness to the will of Mercy Stillwell, of Shrewsbury. 

1748, He recorded an Estray, at Middletown, Nov. 24, and again, Dec. 30. 

1748/9, Jan. 5. He gave a bond to Samuel Ogborne, for £36, payable Mch. 6, 1748/9. 

1749, Mch. 23. Will of Daniel Seabrook, of Middletown, N. J., yeoman, mentioned: 

"eldest son, Thomas," who received £5, at the age of twenty-one years. 

" My two well beloved sons, Daniel and Nicholas, " to share, equally, his plantation, at Shoal Harbor, upon 
condition that they pay certain legacies, as follows: 

"my well beloved daughter, Hannah Seabrook," £100. 

"my well beloved son, John Seabrook," £200, and one-half of his lands, at Shrewsbury. 

"my well beloved son, James Seabrook," £200, and the other half of his lands, at Shrewsbury. 

"my well beloved daughter, Mary Seabrook," £100. 

Executors: friends, Edward Taylor and Jos. Stillwell. 

This will, for unknown reasons, was not signed, and he died shortly thereafter, intestate, 
and his chosen executors, Edward Taylor and Jos. Stillwell, were appointed administrators. 
The will singularly omits mention of his wife and bequeathes only £5 to his son, Thomas. 

1750, May. 2. Letters of administration were granted to Jos. Stillwell and Edward Taylor, 
of Monmouth County, on the estate of Daniel Seabrook. The bond was for £800, and James 
Pew, bondsman. Skelton Johnson and James Mott were witnesses. 

A True and Perfect Invitary of the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits of Daniel 
Seabrook, of Middletown, in the County of Monmouth, Deceased, Apprized by Samuel Ogborne 
and James Grover, Jun^, and James Pew this 12"' Day of May, 1750, as follows: 

to wearing Apparrel and Cash, 

to 7 two year Old horse and Mair Colts, 

to a young Sorril Mair with white face, 

to a young black horse, 

to 4 Mairs and a Colt, 

to an Old Stalyon and 3 horses, 

to 4 yearling Colts and i old horse, 

to 16 Cows and Heffers with Calves, 

to 5 Cows without Calves, 

to 7 three y"" old Steers, 

to 2 two y"' old Steers and bull, 

to 13 yearling Cattle, 

to 23 two y'' old Cattle, 

to 10 Cows with 4 Calves, 

to 10 young Cattle, 

to 5 hoggs and Sow with piggs. 





































to an Iron bound Waggon, 

to an old Cart and Wheels, 

to 2 Ploughs and 2 Corn Harrows, 

to an Oyster Rake, 

to Sundry Empty Casks, 

to a tub with Pork, 

to Sundry Axes and hoes, i old Spade, 

to an Iron Crow, with other Old Iron, 

to a fish Gig and Spear, an old Sword, and Sythe, 

to a Small plough Shear, 

to wheat in Casks, 

to old forks and Sundries, 

to a fish Nett, 

to 2 old Saddles and bridles, 

to 3 Churns 18/, to an old Side Saddle, 25/, 

to tallow, Cheese Rack, Leather, and Lumb'', 

to a Grinstone, tubs, a ]4. bushel, with Sundries, 

to bed Steads and Cords, 

to Murrin Skins, 

to Gears, Yoke, Lines, and Clevisses, 

to augers, a han Saw, and Sundry tooles, 

to a warming pan and p'' of Stilyards, 

to 2 Guns 40s, and a Meel troughf 7/, 

to Iron Potts and Kittles, with an old brass Kittle, 

to 2 trammels, tongs, Shovel and Grid Iron, 

to Pewter baysons. Platters, Plates, Porringers, 

tankerd. Quart, and Spoons, 
to a Cha\an Dish, pepper MUl, with Sundries, 
to a frying Pan, Shott Mold, Spoon Mold, ' 

button Mold, with Lumber, 
to bottles and Sheep Shears, 
to Chairs and table, 

to a bed, bolster. Pillows, Coverled bed stead, and Cord, 
to a bed, bolster, 2 Sheets and a Coverled, 
to a bed, bolster, and a Pillow, a blanket, and bed Quilt, 
to a Small bed, a Rug, and a Sheet, 

to a bed curtins, bolster, a Pillow, sheets, a Coverled, a bed Stead, 
to a trundle bed Stead, a bed bolster, Pillows, 

a Sheet, and a Coverled, 
to 4 Gammons, a flitch of bacon, and smoak beef, 
to an old Cradle i/, to tea Cups, with Sundries 6/, 
to a Reel, old Casks, Earthen Potts, Candle Sticks, 
to Iron Rodds, 

to a Cubbord, and Looking Glass, 
to a pair of hand Irons, with 2 Tables, 
to white Lead, and Spannish brown, 
to Sundry books and a hakhel, 
to a toe Sheet, a woolen blanket, with Sundries, 
to a Negroe Man, 
to a Negroe Girl, 
to a Servant boy, 

to a yi bushel, and Lumber in the barn, 
to an old Cart and Wheels 18/, to 2 hoggs 28/, 
to a Syder Mill and press bottom, 
to Empty Casks and Lumber in the Milk Room, 
to an Iron Pott, 

to an old Spade, an old Ax, with old Iron, 
to Old Pewter and wooden trenchers 6/, 

















































































































to an old Saddle and old table, and Kealers, 
to old Tuggs, [Juggs?] 

to a bed, bed Stead, Bolster and Pillow with bedden, 
to 53 pound of Swingled flax, at g'^ p pound, 
to books and Old Chairs, 
to a Quilting frame, and Sundries, 
to a pan, a Spitt, a trammel, and Joiners Plow, 
to a Shayes, not finished, with Quilers, and 1 
Simdry things thereunto belonging, J 
to 182^ bushels of Indian Corn, at 2/ p bush., 
to 17 bushels of Rye, at 2/ p bushel, 
to wheat and Rye on the Ground, 
to a bond from VVillson Hunt for g^ proclamation, 
to a bond from Benjamen Drake for g^ proclamation, 
to a Note of hand from William Whitehead for, 
to Sundry book Debts, 
to a Chest with Sundries, 
to a Steel trap, a hammer, with Sundries, 
to 22 hides sold for. 

Joseph Stilwell \ . , . . ^ ^ 
Edward Taylor Admmistrators 

























































by us. 

Samuel Ogborne 

James Grover, Juner 


James x Pew 
[This Inventory is endorsed as filed 23 Feb., 1750 — i. e. 1750/1.] 

"Acco"^: OF Admin''^' of Daniel Seabrook's Estate." 


1751 Joseph Stilwell and Edward Taylor, D^ to the Estate of Daniel Sea- 

May y^ I 
brook Deceaced as appears p Invitary 

s. d. 

May the i", 1751 Per Contra O. 
by Cash Paid by Joseph Stilwell and Edward Taylor Administrators to the Estate of 
Daniel Seabrook of Middletown, Deceased, as follows: 

£. s. d. 

to the Charge of Administring Jersey Money at 8/ p oz 3 — o — 10. 

to Sundries in Sicknefs and funeral Charges 14 — 9 — 8. 

to paid Doctor Stephan Talman in part of his bill 24 — i — o. 
to paid JVP^ Mary Walton in full of one bond and in part ] 

of another in York money £202. 17s Advance to [ 218 — g — o. 

make Jersey money at 8/ the ounce £i5-i2s Added J 

to paid Benjamin Drake which was due to his wife 8 — 7 — o. 

to paid John Lippincott in part of his Demand 12 — 2 — o. 

to paid Sam" Ogborne 41 — 8 — • 4>^. 

to paid George Taylor 25 — o — o. 

to paid Richard Crawford in part of his bond 35 — o — o. 

to paid John Hire, vandue Master, for selling, 1 , 

and to Liquor for the vendue / 11 9. 

to paid the appraiser i — 7 — 6. 

to paid three women nurses for their attendance, 4 — 6 — 3. 

to paid William WeakfeUd for his attendance, 1 , 

forty one Days at 3/ p day J . •^ °' 

to paid James Pew 4 — 19 — ^14 ■ 



to charge for time and expense in selling receiving 1 
and paying with the charge of writing J 

to paid James Toy and Mary Morris for work done 

to paid the widow Walton on bond £42 : York money advance 1 
to make Jersey money £ s d / 

to paid William Wooley 3 4 7 

Errors Excepted p us 

30 — o — o. 
I— 3— 6. 

45— 4— 7- 

2 — 16 — o. 

[£484 — 9 — 10] 

Joseph Stillwell. 
Edward Taylor. 




March 13, 1749/50. 

Daniel Seabrook To Edward Taylor 
to a yi. Gallon of Rum 
to 2 Gallons of Molasses 2/4 p. Gall, 
to a Gallon of Rum 
to 6 pound of Sugar 9 d. p. pd. 
to a ^ Gallon of Rum 2/6 to 4 Handerchiefs 5/ 
to a >^ Gallon of Rum 2/6; to a Gotten Cap 2/4 
the Estate Dr. 

to a K q'' of Hundred Sugar 
to 7 Gallons of Rum at 4/10 P. Gall, 
to a yi Gallon of Rum 
to 3 pound of Sugar (f P. pound 
to a >2 Gallon of Rum 
to 3 Gallons of Rum 5/ Pr. Gall, 
to lYi, y^^ Linnen 4/6 p. y'^ 16/10 K; to thread 3 d. 
to a Gallon of Rum 
to s y'*'^ and K q"^ of Linnen 4/6 p. y"^ 
to 5 Gallons of Rum 4/ 10 p. Gall. 


£ s. d. 

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Added 20*^ to the pound to make York Money Jersey money 

to paid John Wall for a barrel of Sydar 

to paid John Carman for a Cofin for a Girl 

to paid John Webleys 2 Daughters Nursing in Sickness 

to David Allin on Acct. of W" Whitlock and Himself for making 2 Coffins and 

to paid James Pew for Lords and Necessaries for Cofins 
to paid John Wardell for Sundries in Sickness 
to paid Humphrey Wady for Sundries 
to paid Rich*^ Burdge for Rum in Shrewsbury at the Grave 
to paid James Joy and John Webly for Digging 3 Graves 
to paid Hannah Vandevanter for Nursing in Sickness 
to paid W"' Weaktield for Nursing and attendance in Sickness 41 days at 3/ P. 

to writing a Will 

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May i^* 1751- 

Debts due from the Estate of Daniel Seabrook, Deceased, discharged by Joseph Stilwell 
and Edward Taylor Administrators. 

as follows: £ s. d. 

To Cash paid at the Office and Expence in Administring 3: 00: 10 

To Edward Taylors Own Acct for Sundries in Sickness and funeral Charges 
To paid Docter Stephen Talman in part of his bill 
To paid Docter Rich*^ Stilwell 

To paid Mrs. Mary Walton in full of One bond York Money 
Added Upon Account of the above bond 20*^ to the p"*^ to make Jersey Money 
To Cash paid at 2 Sundry times on another bond to Mrs. Walton as per her Acct taken by 

Tho'' Seabrook, York Money 
Added as above to make Jersey Money 20"^ to the pound 

To Cash paid upon a bond Given to Hannah Seabrook, the Wife of Benjamin Drake 
To I bond Discharged Given to Richard Crawford 
To I bond taken up Given to Geo. Taylor whereon was due 
To I bond Given to Isabel Little taken up £ s. d. 
To I bond p'^ Jo' Smyth and his attorney 23:6:10, proc. made Light 
To paid the Apprisers 
To paid the Vandue Master for SeUing and Liq'' for Vandue 

Errors Excepted. 

May ye i"^ 1751- 

Paid by Joseph Stilwell and Edward Taylor Administrators to the Estate of Daniel Sea- 
brook, of Middletown, Deceased, as follows: 

£ s. d. 
to Charge of administering Jersey Money at 8/ P. oz. 3 : 

to Simdries in Sickness and funeral Charges 14: 

to paid Docter Stephen Talman in part of his bill 24: 

to paid Mrs. Mary Walton of New York in full of one bond and in part of another £202 :17s. 

York money Advance £1 5 :i 2 to make it 8/ the Ounce, 
to paid of a bond given to Hannah Seabrook wife of Benjamin Drake whereon was Due 
to paid John Lippincott 
to paid Sam" Ogborne 
to paid George Taylors bond 
to paid Rich'^ Crawford in part of his bond 

to paid John Hire Vandue Master for Selling and to Liq"^ for the Vandue 
to paid the Apprisers 

to paid three Weoman Nurses for their Attendance 
to paid W" Weakfield for his attendance 41 Days at 3/ p. Day 
to paid James Pew 
to Charge for time and Expence in Selling, Receiving paying and writing 






































to paid James Joy and Mary Morris for work Done i : 3 : 6 

1750, Mch. 29. Will of Mary Seabrook, of Middletown, in the County of Monmouth, 
New Jersey, "being Sick and Weak in body"; proved. May 2, 1750, by witnesses, James Mott 
and Skelton Johnson, and by executors, Joseph Stillwell and Edward Taylor, mentioned: 

"all my Lands and Meadows which is Eyeing and being in Shrewsbury Should be Rented Out by my 

Executors untill my two Sons Daniel and Nicholas Seabrook Shall Arive to the Age of twenty One 

years the Rents Should be Disposed of in bringing up my Children and Schoohng, " the re- 
mainder to be divided among all her children. Also that her children be put out to trades, "of their own 
Choice," at a suitable age. 


"my well beloved Son Thomas Seabrook the Sum of five pounds Money at Eight Shillings p Ounce 
to be paid by my Executors out of my Estate when my Said Son Shall Arive to the years of twenty four 
to Cut him of as Heir at Law. " 

Estate to be sold "when My two Sons Daniel and Nicholas Shall be of Age and the Money to be Equally 
Divided amongst the four Sons Namely: i^' Daniel, Secondly Nicholas, thirdly John and fourthly James: 

Excepting the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds Money at 8/ p ounce" One Hundred Pounds to be first 

paid my well beloved Daughter Hannah Money at 8/ p ounce and the Other One Hundred Pounds I 

Give my well beloved Daughter Mary." 

"if any of my abovesaid Children Should Die without Heirs then that part which Should be paid them 
to be Equally Divided amongst the Living Thomas Excepted." 

Executors: "my beloved friend Joseph Stillwell and Edward Taylor both of Middletown." 

Witnesses: James Mott, Skelton Johnson, Elizabeth forman and Judah Comton. 

The testator signed her name in full to the will. 

A bitter feeling existed between the Seabrooks and Taylors. Edward Taylor died before 
the estate of Mary Seabrook was settled and his executors had difficulty in the accounting. 

1769, Jan. 25. Edward Taylor, executor of Mary Seabrook, deceased, to David Knott. 
Joseph Stillwell, deceased, of Middletown, with Edward Taylor, of the same place, were execu- 
tors of Mary Seabrook, of Middletown, and, as such, disposed of her estate as directed, but 
overlooked, as they are informed by David Knott, of Shrewsbury, a small gore or gusset of 
land, where the Presbyterian Church stands, at Shark River, bounded by David Knott, Joseph 
Cook, Easterly by the highway from Shrewsbury town to Manasquan, by Peter Knott's land 
and by the land of Mary Stillwell, deceased, which, at the request of Daniel Seabrook, one of 
the children and heir of Mary Seabrook, "who undertook to sell and discount a sum agreed 
for with the said David Knott, for two shares of said right of land, if any there be, the one 
his own, the other his brother, Nicholas Seabrook's, which the said Daniel claimed a right to 

by virtue of a power of attorney from said Nicholas and further, at the request of Tho' 

Seabrook, who being the eldest son and heir-at-law of Mary Seabrook, and whereas Gawin 
Drummon, brother-in-law to the said David Knott, makes a demand of said Thomas Seabrook, 
as heir," etc., "to the value of twelve pounds, on account of a deficiency of land sold by Nicholas 
Brown, father of the said Mary Seabrook, to Gawin Drummond, grandfather of the present 
Gawin Drummon, now for the aforesaid consideration, I, Edward Taylor, do hereby release," 

Daniel Seabrook and his wife, Mary Brown, had the following 

10 Hannah Seabrook, born 1734. 

11 Thomas Seabrook, born 1735-6. 

12 Daniel Seabrook, born 1737. 

13 Nicholas B. Seabrook, born 1739. 

14 James Seabrook, born 1740. 

15 James Seabrook, born 1742-3. 

16 John Seabrook, born 1744. 

17 Mary Seabrook, born . 

18 James Seabrook, born 1749. 

5 HANNAH SEABROOK, daughter of James Seabrook, 3, married, first, by license 
dated Mch. 15, 1730, Capt. Cornelius Van Horn;* second, Benjamin Drake. She "was born 
ye 15 day of November in year 1706." 

*VVill of .\lexander Clark, dated Aug. 2-, 1727, of Freehold, yeoman, with wife, Sarah, and children, William, Richard, John, 
Benjamin, Mary and Elisabeth, appointing wife, her brother Cornelius Van Horn, and William Lawrence, Jr., of Middletown. 
as his executors. This will had as witnesses: John Reed, Thomas Kinnan, Dorothy [ + ] Nisbett, and Will"" LawTence, Junr. 



19 Mary Van Horn, born April 12, 1733. 

20 Cornelius Van Horn, born May 4, 1737. 

21 Abraham Van Horn, born Aug. 28, 1738. 

22 James Van Horn, born April 3, 1740. 

23 John Van Horn, born May 3, 1742. 

24 Daniel Van Horn, born May 2, 1743. 

Mr. M. A. De L. Van Horn, attorney-at-law, 721 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Penn., is her 
descendant, and pubUshed in a genealogical journal, "Our Ancestors," an account of the Van 
Horn Family. There were but few issues of the journal, when it died. From it, and personal 
correspondence, the accompanying notes are taken: 

Abraham Van Horn, his brother, Capt. CorneHus, and half-sister, Lena, came from the 
Province of New York and settled in Monmouth County, N. J., prior to 1724. 

Abraham Van Horn married Anna Covenhoven about 1724-25, and afterward moved to 
Whitehouse, Hunterdon County, N. J., and, about 1737, his brother, Capt. Cornelius, followed 

Burt Van Horn, of Lockport, N. Y., owns the original family Bible; "James Van Horn his 
great Bible given to him by his mother, Hannah Drake, before she died 1788." "The James 
Van Horn is my grandfather and Hannah Drake my great-grandmother," writes Burt Van 
Home. She, Hannah Drake, who died 1788, was born May 8, 1749, and was the daughter 
of Benjamin and Hannah Drake. 

The Seabrook notes are also in this Bible. 

6 THOMAS SEABROOK, son of James Seabrook, 3. 

In 1726, he was plaintiff in a suit in Monmouth County. 

In 1734, he was a member of the Baptist Church, at Middletown, N. J. 

In 1738, Thomas Seabrook signed a bill of lading. 

1739, May 2. John Webb, probably a sea captain, accounted with Thomas Seabrook, 
and owed him £24-8-3. 

"N. B. The acct ment not adjusted is the Voyage o£ the said Brigantine Orange from New York to 
Ireland, thence to Cadiz to Cape Devards Islands and home made in the year 1738. 

Jno. Webb." 

Middlesex. Warrant issued to Sheriff to take Thomas Fowler, of the Citty of Perth Amboy, Marriner, 
into custody to produce him before the Lord, the King, at the Citty of Burlington, on the first Tuesday of 
November, to answer Thomas Seabrook of a plea of trespass; as also a bill of said Seabrook against Thomas 
Fowler for converting and disposing of Four pipes of Wine, valued at £100 proc. 

Fenw'k Lyell, atty. xxvui August, m.d.ccxxx vini [1739]. 

Writ to Sheriff of County of Middlesex, to produce Thomas Seabrook Mariner, before court, at City 
of Burlington, on second tuefday in May next, to answer unto Pontius Stelle of a plea of trespass; and also 
to the bill for £106. 

Robert Hunter Morris, Esq'', Chief Juftice, at City of Perth Amboy, 24'^ Mch., 12''' of George II, 


Burnett, Cl'k. Mc Evers, atty. 

To James Hooper [or Hoops]. Supreme Court Files, Trenton, N. J. 

1740, Feb. I., Newport, R. I. Capt. Thos. Seabrook, Master of the Brigg Orange, of 
Perth Amboy, arrived here the 27'*" of Jan., past from London, in 12 weeks passage, &c., &c. 

New Jersey Archives, Vol. xii, ist. Series. 


1740, Feb. 18. His ship left New York for Perth Amboy. 

New Jersey Archives, Vol. xii, p. 12. 

Rhode-Island, March 28. We are informed that about Three Weeks ago, a Sloop from the Jersey's 
bound to Rhode-Island, Dehart Commander, was overset by a hard Gale of Wind in Long-Island Sound, 
his Sails being frose so that he could not lower them, and having no Ax on board could not cut down the Mast: 
They had nine Men on board, eight of them perished in the Seas, amongst whom was one Capt. Thomas 
Seabrook, and his Mate Godfrey Sweet, who were Passengers; and the Person whose Life is saved is froze 
to that Degree that it is feared his Legs must be cut ofif. The Boston Weekly Post-Boy, March 31, 1740. 

New York, March 18. We hear from Mount Misery, on the North Side of Long Island, that the Johanna, 
Capt. James De Hart, belonging to New Brunsvnck, was cast away there on Tuesday last: She went from here 
on Monday, the Sloop and Cargo is mostly lost, and also the Hands and Passengers, amongst whom was Capt. 
Seabrook, they were Nine in Number, one whereof escaped, with frost-nipt Hands and Legs. 

The Boston Evening Post, March ji, 1740. 

It is possible the newspaper statements, concerning Thomas Seabrook's death, may be 
an error, for I find among my memoranda, Thomas Seabrook signed a receipt in 1742, and he 
may have been living, in 1751, as would appear from the following item; yet, it is possible this 
last reference may be to his nephew, Thomas Seabrook, bom in 1735, and sixteen years of age 
when this transaction occurred, a somewhat early period in Ufe to entrust a money matter to: 

May i" 1751, Debts due from the Estate of Daniel Seabrook, Deceased. 

"To Cash paid at 2 Sundry times on another bond to Mrs. Walton as per her Acct taken 
by Tho' Seabrook York Money £132:0:0." 

Mary StillweU, daughter of John Stillwell, of Staten Island, son of Richard Stillwell, was 
single, in 1724, as per her father's wiU, but she was the widow, Mary Seabrook, in 1748, as per 
her brother, Richard's will. She was the wife of Daniel Corsen, November, 1757, who was born 
about 1714, and who died Jan. 26, 1761. She was hving as late as 1766, when she was 
nominated, an executrix, in the will of Christian Corsen, her father-in-law. She, apparently, 
had no children by her husband, Mr. Seabrook. 

I have often thought that Mary Stillwell was the wife of Thomas Seabrook, and certainly 
do not beheve she was the wife of a Daniel Seabrook, as set forth in B. M. Stillwell's Memoirs, 
and in Bergen's Kings County Settlers, quoting from the same. 

7 REBECCA SEABROOK, daughter of James Seabrook, 3, married, between 1725- 
1740, Isaac Fitz-Randolph, who was born 1701. 

Upon the death of Rebecca Seabrook, her husband, Isaac Fitz-Randolph married, second, 
Hannah Lee. 

Issue by first wife 

25 James Fitz-Randolph; married DeUverance Coward. They were the parents of 

Hannah Fitz-Randolph, who married WiUiam, son of Stoffel and Abigail 
(Woolley) Longstreet. William and Hannah (Fitz-Randolph) Longstreet were 
the parents of A. B. Longstreet. 

26 Daniel Fitz-Randolph; married Margaret Stewart. 

27 Benjamin Fitz-Randolph; married Anna Brombich. 

28 Stephen Fitz-Randolph 

29 Isaac Fitz-Randolph 

30 Huldah Fitz-Randolph; married Mr. Combs. 

31 Rebecca Fitz-Randolph 

32 Rhoda Fitz-Randolph; married Moses Robins. 

33 Ruth Fitz-Randolph; married Esek Robins. 


Issue by second wife 
34 Elizabeth Fitz-Randolph 

Rebecca Seabrook and Isaac Fitz-Randolph were the great-grandparents of the late 
Judge Longstreet and of Gen. James Longstreet. Edward Mayes, Esq, a distinguished lawyer 
of Jackson, Miss, who married a grand-daughter of Judge Longstreet, and daughter of the 
late Justice Lamar, of the U. S. Supreme Court, wrote from Oxford, Miss, in 1890- 

"I am engaged in preparing a biographical work on a prominent branch of the Longstreet 
family. "Hon. A. B. Lonsgtreet, author of ' Georgia Scenes,' and one of our most esteemed 
men, is a great-grandson of Rebecca Seabrook." "The confederate Gen'l James Longstreet 

15 descended from the same parties but is one degree further removed." 

8 ELIZABETH SEABROOK, daughter of James Seabrook, 3, was born 1711- died Mch 

16 1791; married Ezekiel Forman, born Nov. i, 1706; died, Oct. 3, 1746, in which year his 
will was made. She married, second, Richard Mount, born prior to 1691 ; died between Julv 
22 and Aug. 11, 1777, the dates of his will and probate. " 

1746, Sept. 30. WiU of Ezekial Forman, of Upper Freehold ; proved Oct. 22, 1746, mentioned: 
ih. J^\ executors to pay his debts then his "mortgages in the loan office. " They were empowered to seU 
the plantation which he bought of "Rich<i Bnttam or portion of the Homestead farm lying on the north side 
ot the iirook as they deem best. 

They to keep a farm until his eldest son, Sam', comes of age, and that his wife and children will dwell 
on the farm; she to enjoy a handsome and comfortable maintainance and my children good education " etc 

10 wile, Elizabeth the interest of £200, yearly, during her widowhood, with right to dispose of it to 
her children at death. In the event of remarriage, she is to receive £60. 

His estate to be divided into 17 shares, of which 10 shares are to be divided equally between his sons 
bamuel, Ihomas and Aaron, and 7 shares to be divided among his daughters, Mary, Hannah and Elizabeth 
In tiie event of his wife giving birth to another child, the boys and girls to contribute one share each [two 
in allj, from their share of the estate, for said child. 

E.xecutors: "dearly beloved wife Elizabeth, his brother, Jon" Forman, brother-in-law, Daniel Seabrook 
and trusty friend, Ehsha Lawrence. ' 

Witnesses: James Tapscott, W™ Maddock, John Chasey, [his mark], and George Danser 

Ehsha Lawrence refused to act as executor; the others qualified. 

The will was well drawn. Lib. D., of Wills, p. 241, Trenton, N. J. 


35 Dr. Aaron Forman; settled in Hunterdon County, N. J.; married Ann, daughter of 

John and Sarah (Lawrence) Emley. His great-grand-daughter is Mrs. Tohn 
Moses, of Trenton, N. J. «= j 

36 Samuel Forman* 

37 Thomas Forman§t 

38 Ezekial Forman; posthumous child. J 

39 Mary Forman 

40 Hannah Forman 

41 Ehzabeth Forman 

'Samuel Forman remained in Monmouth County, N. J., and married Helena Denyse 
they blJa'r weahhTrndTnTumiif. "'°'"' '^°"'°' ^"^^ Throckmorton, bom ^no. They moved to Kentucky, in x ^Sg, where 
Mary Forman; married Mr. Alexander 
Ezekial Forman; married Dolly Wood. 
Thomas Seabrook Forman, born, in Madison County, Ky., Nov. 9, 1808; died, in Louisville, Ky., June 24, 1849. 

{.Footnotes continued on page 236.) 


9 SEABROOK, son of James Seabrook, 3, married Eleanor McDowell, of Shrews- 
bury. She was born in 17 13. The authority for this marriage is James Steen, Esq., of 
Eatontown, N. J. It is well to note here that Andrew McDowell married a daughter of Daniel 
and Mary Seabrook in the next generation. 

The following reference is to one of the name, but it may not refer to the McDowells, of 
Shrewsbury : 

April 9, 1 7 19. 

Wm. Leveridge St., Vintor, formerly of Albany, N. Y., deceased, feltmaker, lived at Richmond County, 
N. Y., and also at Perth Amboy, N. J. He had children, viz: 
Wm. Leveridge and Mary, his wife. 
Hannah Leveridge 

Temperance Leveridge, wife of Wm. Van Urden. 

Margaret Leveridge, wife of Alexander Mack Dowall, Mariner, of Somerset County. 
There is some confusion in this transcript, probably from Perth Amboy Records, as to the occupations 
and residences of Wm. Leveridge. 

11 THOMAS SEABROOK, son of Daniel Seabrook, 4, died, Feb. 22, 1805, [Stillwell 
Bible says: Mch. i], aged 67 years, 11 months and 25 days; married Martha Tallman, who 
died July 14, 1828. 

1761. Thomas Seabrook was assessed, in Middletown, £0-14-5, and £2-4-3. 

1765. Thomas Seabrook was Overseer of Highways, Middletown, N. J. 

1767. Mr. Thomas Seabrook was an Overseer of the Poor, Middletown, N. J. 

1769 He was Commissioner and Arbitrator for the town. 

1 77 1. He was a Commissioner. 

1789, '90, '91, '92, and '93. He was a Commissioner of Appeals. 

1799. Major Thomas Seabrook was Moderator and Judge of Elections. 

1801. He was Commissioner of Appeals, Moderator, Judge of Elections and Assessor. 

1802. He was Judge of Elections. 

1803. He was Presiding OflBcer of the Town Meeting and Judge of Elections. 
He was Major of First Regiment, Monmouth County. 

tMrs. Isaac Weatherby, of Trenton, N. J., is a great-grand-daughter of Thomas Forman. 

tFrom the Autobiography of Charles Biddle — Vice president of the Supreme Executive Council, of Pennsylvania, 1745- 


After having been a prisoner, & exchanged. Captain Biddle was en route, through New Jersey — when the following passage 

"When we came near the tavern at Woodbridge, — I heard a very stout man that was walking the piazza, say — in a loud 

voice — 'I'll be d d if any man shall search Captain Biddle's baggage' — Looking at him, — I found it was Ezekiel Furman 

— an old friend that served his time to a merchant at Philadelphia. — With Furman, I had been acquainted when boys — & in 
our boyish expeditions, — he always headed us. — (It was not General E. Furman — him, I did not know). .Although I had 
nothing to be taken, — I was very glad to see Furman & to find him the same honest fellow he had ever been.^Some of those in 
the wagon ahead of us — had told him I was in the wagon, coming up, — & he waited to see me. — If the people here had any in- 
tention of searching us, — they could not have done it. — Furman was brave, as he was stout, & had several friends — & none in 
the wagon would have suffered a search without resistance. I was very sorry to hear from Furman, that he had been unfor- 
tunate, & much more so — to hear since, that his misfortunes had made him intemperate. 

He married a Miss Wikoff of a respectable family. — Taking leave of this good fellow — we arrived safe in Philadelphia." 
.,.-., - '^ p. 166. 

I "i « "In August this year, (181 2], I went to Long Branch. — At Edentown — near the Branch, I heard that my old friend — Captain 
1 ft Furman — lived there, (the person who was at Woodbridge — & swore that none of my luggage should be searched. — When I came 

, w (!Lv»>*lt»« a prisoner from New York.) — When he came to the tavern, I knew him immediately — although it was upwards of thirty-one years 

I I ^ ' since we had met. — He did not know me — but when I told him, who it was, that was conversing with him, he was greatly re- 
' joiced to see me. — Agreeably to his promise he came the next day to the Branch to see me. — He is a very hale, hearty man — & 

rode down on a race horse, which he mounted & managed with great case. — He has a large respectable family. — Upon some dis- 
gust he joined the British Army & being taken in arms — would have suffered an ignominious death, but for his relation General 
Furman — & some powerful friends. — He told me that after the war — he lived near Frankford, & a report of some of his friends 
— that he could beat any man in America, had occasioned him many severe battles. It appeared to me, that few men, — now — 
could beat him. 

He has a small pension from the British government to which government he is warmly attached — and has as much hatred 
to the French as man in America." 



1776, Apr. 5. Return of pay and subsistences due Captain Henry Waddle's Company of 
Grenadiers, in i" battalion N. Jersey Militia, commanded by Major Thomas Seabrook, from 
the time they began their march. Original in New Jerse}- Historical Society, Newark, N. J. 

1776, Nov. 27. Lieut-Colonel in Col. Read's Battalion, State Troops. 

1776, Nov. 28. Lieut-Colonel in First Regiment, Monmouth County. 

1777, June 6. Lieut-Colonel in First Regiment, Monmouth County: resigned Apr. 18, 1778. 
1779, '80 and '81. He was a Member of the General Assembly from Monmouth County; 

also a member of many local patriotic committees — one that demanded retaliation for the 
murder of Capt. Huddy, and also signed the General Articles of RetaHation, in 1778. 

Barber and Howe, p. 372. 

Thomas Sebrook Esq' at Trenton or any other of the reprefentives for the County 
of Monmouth 

Freehold September 26- 1780 
To the Honoribel the Legiflature of the State of New Jerfey. 

Whereas in and by an act of the general affembly of the Said State pafed in the Month of June in the 
year of our Lord one thoufand and Seven hundred and Seventy Seven The Subfcriber together with three 
other Citizens of the County of Monmouth wheare appointed commitioners for takeing Charge of the forfited 
Eftates in the County of Monmouth And wheareas the Subfcriber hath faithfully Served in the said office 
from the said appointment till this Time, but finding the execution of the Said ofiice attending with so many 
difiiculties and Inconveniencies that he cannot confiftant with his own honor or conveniency continue in the 
Said office any longer beg Leave to refign the Said office and do accordingly refign the Said office and pray 
that this refignation may be accepted by your honoribel Houfe 

from your humbel Servant 
Jacob Wikoff 

The old house, (built by Thomas Whitlock in all probabiHty), had a cannon ball shot 
through a clap board in the roof, during the Revolutionary War, which they can still show. 

When the Hessians visited and plundered it, they left, setting it on fire after cutting the 
well ropes, but a negress, too aged to flee with the others, was smoked out of her hiding place, 
and with good presence of mind extinguished the commencing blaze, by overturning the wash 
tubs, which had been set \\dth the clothes to soak. On another occasion, the silver was saved 
by hurriedly throwing it behind the asparagus bush which filled the big chimney place. I have 
one of these spoons which was the property of Dr. Stephen Tallman, and another is with the 
Hill family at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Another piece, a silver tankard, was seized and put in the 
capacious hanging pocket, on the person of the Major's daughter, Patty (Vandevere), who 
courageously followed up the Hessians, constantly protesting against the theft of the beds, 
mirrors, etc., and the lid of the tankard giving an occasional click, kept her mother in a constant 
fright for fear of its discovery. The house itself was saved by the understanding that the day 
it burned, so would the Taylor [Tory] house in Middletown \allage. 

The following account of one of the depredations is in my possession: 
Thomas Seabrook was Robed June the i6th 1777 By George Taylor, Late Colo'. & others the following 
things, Vis- - 

To 10 hames seposed to way 20 lb Each - - at 1/6 

To I Hogsed Cyder of the first Qullety Seposed to Contain 3>$' barels at 40/ p'' barel 
To my wifes Sues & hir Silver buckels 
To I Shurt 30/ to 2 pare Stokens 20/ 
To I pare mens Sues & walking Cane i. 0.0 

To I Shift I hankerchef & i aporn i. 8. o 

To I lamb & i weather i. 15. o 

To I pare Shepe Shers o. 8. o 

£31. 16. o 










May 21'* I was not at home until the evening when it was told by my father Edward Taylor had been 
cutting some of his shore fence. I went soon after & counted the rails & post cut & found 22 rails, splices 
cut & 9 post cut & split. 

May 25, '99 my father sent for me to come to the house & informed me that James Kelsey told him 
that Edward Taylor was cutting our fence again & told me to tell s"* Taylor to not make unnecessarj' waste. 
I went in company with James Kelsey & when we came to the fence Edward Taylor was by the cut fence 
with his axe in his hand. Upon our coming to him a conversation began between me & said Taylor about 
the fence & land. I told Taylor it was poor business. Taylor acknowledged he had cut 20 or 30 Pannel & 
he would be damned if it was put up again; he the s"^ Taylor would cut down as much or more & that he 
had money enough; could have as much money as he could carry & that he would spend the last sixpence, 
at the last cutting fence I found 44 cedar rails cut in two & 28 splices cut of & 23 posts cut & split. 

1786. Thomas Seabrook sued James Holmes for a bill of £170. 

1786, May 20. W™ Livingston, Governor, appointed Thomas Seabrook, Guardian of 
Jacob, son of Jacob Covenhoven, late of Monmouth County. 

Tombstones in Fairview Cemetery, Middletown, N. J. : 

Maj. Tho' Seabrook died, Feb. 22, 1805, aged 67 years, 11 months and 25 days. 

Martha Seabrook, his wife, died, July 14, 1828, aged 89 years and 2 months. 

These stones originally stood in a lot just East of the lane leading from the Highway, in 
Middletown \dllage, to the residence of the late Charles I. Hendrickson, Esq., and about one 
hundred and fifty feet from his front door. They were removed by the Hendricksons, which 
was the cause of a disturbance between the two families. The location of this cemetery 
raises the question whether this may not have been one of the homestead sites of the Seabrooks. 

1800, Mch. 25. Will of Thomas Seabrook, of Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J.; 
proved by the only surviving executor, Thomas Seabrook, Mch. 19, 1805, mentioned: 

"to my beloved Wife, Martha Seabrook, all my plate, the use of the Northeast room & the choice of 
one rume up stars to Dwell in during her Widowhood; also a chest of Drawers, two of the best beds, with a 
set of curtains, two Bolsturs, fore pillurs, six linning shets, Eaight wollen blancets and three Coverleds, two 
bedsteads, all of the first choice, six of the best chears, shovel & tongs, the brase handirons, the choice of two 
looking Glafses, two of the best tables, one Tea Kettle & all the Tea Tacklen & half the puter & one half of 
the Table linning & towells & a Negro woman to wate on hir when she is wanted, and a Hansome, Decent 
Living found her as longe as she remanes my Widow or continues to live with my son Thomas, But if my 

said wife should chuse to quit the house where we now live, I give hir in lue of hir two Rumes & Bord, 

a Negrow wench caled Esabel & Exclusive of all other gifts sixty dollars a year to be paid her, yearly, 

by my Executors, which shall be in Liew of her Doury or power of thirds" 

"to my son, Stephen Seabrook, all that tract of Land and Meadow whereon he now dwells, formerly 
Thomas Thorn's, also forty-two Acres & seventy-six hundrets of an Acre of Pine land, lying in the Town- 
ship of Dover, , also the one half of my Preportion or Right of Propriete, also one half of the Cedar 

Swamp or swamp formerly Anthony Dennis's, also all my part of the Ore resarved by my Father & Mother in 
Brown's bog" 

"to my Daughter, Martha Vanderveer, & my Daughter, Hannah Stillwell, the sum of Five hundred 
dollars, each, to be paid out of my Estate, in four Equal payments, the first payment in one year after my 
Decease and the Remandur Early" 

"to my grand daughter, Catherine Crawford, the sum of Fifteen dollurs over & above what I have 
already Gi^'en hir Mother, to be paid hir when she arrives at the age of Eaighteen " 

"to my son, Thomas Seabrook, all the plantation whereon I now Dwell, at Shoulharbur, with all the 
meadow lots thaireunto belonging. Also the place formerly Jonathan Stout's, lying at Mounten hill, the Equel 
Half of all my propriety Rights, the one Equal Half of all my Cedar swamps, formerly Anthony Dennes's, also 

fifty-six Acres of pine land, laying in Dover & to the Southard of the pine land given to my son, Stephen ; 

Also One hundred and forty-three Acres of pine land, laying in the abov-e township & tow the Westerd of 
Stephen Seabrook's (one hundred acres) ; also one acre at Muskets Cove landing; Also all my Negros (Ex- 
cept as matturs may be surcumstanced with a Gift or lent of one wench to my wife) and also all the Remaining 

part of my Estate namely: my Household furniture, all my Stock of Every Kind, my vessel, all my 

IFarming Utensels And in Kace my Wife, Martha Seabrook, should take the thirds of my land, 


according to law, all that of my Estate heretofore Given to m}- s"* Wife, unto my son, Thomas Sea- 
brook, and all Lagefes to be stopt during the time my wife holds hir thirds & after hir deth or giving up hir 
[share] of my landed property, the lagetees to be paid theair Lageses in the same Rotation" 

Executors: son, Thomas Seabrook, and Aaron Longstreet. 

Witnesses: Cornelia Dennis, Nicholas Willson and Benjamin Bennet. 

Recorded in Book A of Wills, p. 76, Freehold, N. J. 

1815, July I. Will of Martha Seabrook, of Middletown, County of Monmouth, N. J.; 
no date of proof, mentioned: 

"to my grand daughter, Julia Stillwell, my best bed field bedstead and set of curtains, with the followng 
articles of beding, one of the best coverlids, four [of] the best sheets, two pair of the best pillow cases, also the 
following articles of my wareing Apparel, six of my best Gowns, two Dimety petticoats and four of my best 
petticoats, six of my best handkerchiefs, eight pair of the best Stockings, four Silk Shawls, two Gotten Shawls, 
six of the best shifts, sattin cloak and tipet, also my Tea tackling, Shovel and Tongs, And Irons, Table, two 
large silver spoons and Trunck" 

"to ray grand daughters, Mariah Seabrook and Anne Seabrook, (Daughters of my son, Stephen), all the 
Remainder of my wareing Apparel, to be Di\'ided, equal, between them. " 

"to my grand daughter, Mary Seabrook, (the daughter of my son, Thomas), my Looking Glass." 

"to my grand daughter, Martha Seabrook, (Daughter of my son, Thomas), my Chest of Drawers. 

"to my son, Stephen Seabrook, my other bed and beding, together with all the Remainder of my estate." 

Executor: Friend, James Frost. 

No witnesses' names appear, neither does the will appear to have been signed. 

1818, Oct. 24. Will of Martha Seabrook, of MiddletowTi, County of Monmouth, N. J.; 
no date of proof, mentioned: 

"unto my son, Stephen Seabrook, the equal half of the money that I may have on hand or that may be 
due to me at the time of my Decease; Also my Cloth cloak." 

"Unto my son, Thomas SeaBrook, I give nothing, he having nearly all the Estate of Thomas Sea- 
Brook, Dec"*. 

" Unto my Daughter, Hannah, the other equal half of the money that I may have on hand or that 

may be due to me at the time of my Decease; also one Bed and all my Bedding, excepting only such articles 
as will be hereafter specified in the bequest to Julia Stillwell. Two Silver Table Spoons, all my Tea Spoons and 
a Satin Cloak." 

"Unto my Grand daughter, Julia Stillwell, my best Bed, Bolster & Pillows, Field Bedsted— cur- 
tains and Bed Quilt and to choose from among my bedding, two coverlids, five Woolin Blankets, Six Linen 
Sheets and three pair of Pillow Cases, also from among my wearing apparel, a Double Gown, and to choose 
four frocks, four Petticoats, Six shifts & eight pair [of] Stockings; Also the Chest of Drawers, a Wooden chest 
and a silver Table Spoon." 

"Unto Martha, the daughter of Thomas SeaBrook, my trunk." 

"Unto Delia Ann Stillwell a Silver table Spoon." 

" Unto Mariah Ann, the Daughter of Stephen SeaBrook my tables, crockery-ware, tongs & shovel, 


"All my wearing apparel and other property not already dispos"* of unto my three grandaughters, 

and to be equally divided between them, that is to Maria SeaBrook & Ann SeaBrook, daughters of Stephen 
Seabrook, and Delia Ann Stillwell, the daughter of Hannah Stillwell." 

Executors: James Frost, Esq^ and John Patterson, Esq. 

Witnesses: Benjamin R. Robson and John S. Conger. 

The testator signed this will in full. 


42 Stephen Seabrook, born, probably, between 1759 and 1764. 

43 Thomas Seabrook, born 1771. 

44 Hannah Seabrook, born 1772. 

45 Mary Seabrook 

46 Martha Seabrook 


12 DANIEL SEABROOK, son of Daniel Seabrook, 4, had a license to marry Mary, 
daughter of John and Mercy [Mary?] (Longstreet) Little, June 21, 1759. She was born Apr. 5, 
1739, and died between 1800 and 1805. He followed his brother, Nicholas Brown Seabrook, to 
Portsmouth, Va., when he sold his land in Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J., to his 
brother, Thomas Seabrook, May i, 1767. He remained at Portsmouth until after the birth of 
his youngest child, James, when he removed to North Carolina, where he seems to have settled 
in Hyde County, as his sons were living on Smith's Creek and News River, near Germanton, 
in 1823. He died before his youngest son, James, was nine years of age. Upon the death of 
her father, John Little, which occurred shortly before Feb. 4, 1785, Mary (Little) Seabrook 
returned to Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, N. J., for her share of his property, bringing with 
her, her two youngest children, EHzabeth and James. She died while at Shrewsbury, and 
these two children were brought up by their uncle, Major Theophilus Little. 

1 761. Daniel Seabrook was assessed, in Middletown, £0-7-6 and £1-6-1. 

1763, May 13. Middletown. Note of Daniel Seabrook, for £407:15:0, to Thomas 
Seabrook, "Lite Jersey Money," at 8/ per ounce, with lawful interest until paid. Witnesses: 
William Crawford and Nicholas Brown Seabrook. 

1764, Daniel Seabrook was assessed for the Poor Rate, at Shrewsbury, £0-15-22. 

1765, May I, [April]. Daniel Seabrook, of Middletown, sold to Peter Knott, of Shrews- 
bury, for £260, proc. money, the plantation whereon he was living, supposed to contain two 
hundred and twenty acres, excepting & reserving out of the same, forty acres at the South end 
of the tract adjoining D'' Jaquish. 

1767, May I. Middletown, N. J. Daniel Seabrook sold to Thomas Seabrook, of the 
same place, for the sum of £2-10-0 sterling, that piece of ground, in Middletown, lying to the 
westward of Willson's burying ground, being wathin the lot of land at present Belonging to 
Rich"^ Jaquish, &c., &c. 

1767, May 16. Daniel Seabrook, yeoman, of Shrewsbury, was sued by Thomas Seabrook 
for a note of £815-10-0, given May 5, 1764, at Freehold, to secure a debt of £407-15-0, payable 
at the end of one year. Judgment was taken in Court, at the City of Burhngton, by Thomas 
Seabrook, and the money was to be delivered by the Sheriff to the Court, at the City of Amboy. 

1767, Nov. 10. Daniel Seabrook was sued for a bill of £129, by Thomas Stevens. 

In 1782, he is mentioned in his brother's letter. 

In 1794, he and his wife were living. 

Letter from Thomas Seabrook,. of Smith's Creek, North Carolina, to his brother,*' James 
Seabrook, of Lambertville, N. J. Post-marked: "Germanton, July 16, 1823. Postage 
25 cts." 

The original, from which this is copied, is in possession of the daughter of James, Miss 
Elizabeth Seabrook, of Lambertville, N. J. 

"Smiths Creek, July the ii'*» 1823. 

Dear Brother: this is in answer to yours of the 25"' of August 1820 wich is the last Letter of yours 
that I have not answered the causes of wich was maney, at first ill health and maney others followed in — that 
you Complain (and verrey Justly) of my not being Regular in my correspondence to you. thear is several 
reasons you ought to consider — you are not stationary but moving from place to place and no knowing whear 
to find you — I could say as Dane Swift said to Lord Bolingbroke it is not writing to you but at you. Continue 
my Dear James to write and that often. Remember you are the younger & that I was your nurs, you have 
had Children and have nurst them and can form an idea of the tender feeling and attachment these Little 
Offices beget Independant of the tyse of Bloud, which I think between you and me is as strong as between 
aney Brothers, my ill health and Perplexitys in buifnefs if the Sole cause of not writing oftener, write to me 

*'Miss Elizabeth Seabrook, daughter of James, says her father, in 1823, was living in a small house on his father-in-law's 
(John Lambert), farm, whence he removed to Lambertville, N. J., Apr. i, 1824, and where she, (Miss Seabrook), was born Apr. 
30, 1824. John Lambert's farm was in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, N. J., about three miles back of Lambertville. 


as Long as I live & when I die I shall give orders for you to be informed of that event — of my Self and famely. 
my helth is verry precarious — at this time I am allmost Confined to the House of that most Dangerous the 
Liver Complaint but I flatter Myself that I am geting better the fever has Abated & the pain has Allmost 
but I am Verging to an old man. I have the Rumatics most all the time and deefness which is a verry unsosial 
Complaint espesially for me that is so fonde of convers with my fellow man. I had my Ears hurt 15 or 20 
years Since by the Bursting of a gun which causes the deefnefs but it is not so bad but I can hear when aney 
one raises thear Voice a Little above the comon tone — My Wifes helth is Rather wors than mine. She has 
had Risings in her head and Runing from her nose Seven or Eight years and for more than two years past 
has been afflicted with inflamatry Sore Eyes occtioned by the Risings in her head as we believe — as no apli- 
cation that we can find by Applying to the best Medical Ade we have has yet Given Relef. 

Betsey Herron my Wife's daughter was married Last January two years to a worthy man by the name 
of Nathan Jennett — but Lost him in five months to a day from thear marriage — and no child — but he was 
a Widower and had a Daughter of ten years old. Betsey and her Daughter-in-law now both Lives with me 
Betsey is Tolerable helthy at this time. 

James Seabrook is a Stout young man and not Married and Lives with us. I see by j'ours to Daniel 
Seabrook that he has informed you of his mothers deth (but that I had done some time agoe) & his 
Fathers Marriage, you seem to be a Little surprised at Brother Daniels marrying at his time of Life, what 
will you think when you hear he has a child & married an old woman that had been Married twise before 
to young men and neaver had a child before. Brother Daniel lives on News River & Quite Remote from me. 
he had three of his sons with and about him — Abner — Esau & Benj [?] his son John Lives in this County & 
his Daughter Ann & is married & had 3 Living Children, she married a man by the name of William Swindle — 
you say to Daniel (and I know it is ment for me from what you say before) that you and your wife is going 
in August to Shrewsbury & Shole harber to see ower Relations thear — when you return write me & write me 
particular of ower Friends & Relations thear. I should like to hear something of Ben Jackson and Uncle 
Thops*' & his famely the Last you have said of him is that he had Lost his wife & Lived with his son Tobias, 
uncle Connelly & famely*^ I wish to hear from — your Last information says Aunt was Dead & he has married 
to or three years & his Dauter was married & Lived in Great Stile but did not say if theay had children or 
not & what his two sons are doing — in yours of the i;"" of Jany. 1818 you say that Mr James Rinds only 
son and only child now Living is in the Pensilvania Hospital in a state of mental derangement — let me know 
is this the only Surviving Grand Child of Uncle Nicholas Seabrooks*' — the Last knowledge I have of Cousin 
John Seabrook*^ he had an incresing famely. Remember me to Aunt Hanah*^ & to Sister Merriam.*' I remain 
you[r] Eaver loving Brother 

Tho^ Seabrook 

P. S. If you go to Shole harber perhaps you can hear from Doctor Stillwell & Cosen Hanah — theay 
had but one child when I was in New Jersey & that a Daughter. 

Direct to me & Daniel Seabrook both N° Carolina — Hyde County Germanton — Adieu — T. S. 

P. S. in your Letter to Daniel you are mistaken in the age of Brother Daniel — Ower Parents was married 
one some [same] day (21"') of June 1759. Brother Daniel was born the 12* of June 1760. John Seabrook 
the 28"* of Feby 1762. Nicholas B. Seabrook the 25"' Dec'"' 1764. Myself January the 27"' 1767— and 
Andrew the 24"" Feb" 1769. Elizabeth the 20"* of Feb>' 1771 [This is corrected in a later list.] yourself 
as you have stated on the 24"' of Oct. 1775. Ower Sister PoUey being so young I neavr had aney account 
of her Birth — She was between John and Nicholas, again Adieu T. S." 

The following record, evidently sent by Thomas Seabrook, (born 1767), at a later date 
than his 1823 letter is indorsed: 

"Date of the marriage of my Father and Mother, and the ages of their children." Then in James Sea- 
brook's handwriting: 

"Sent to me, James Seabrook, by my Brother Thomas from North Carolina." 

"Daniel Seabrook Sen"' and Mary Little was married June 21, 1759. 

Daniel Seabrook Jun' was born June 12"" 1760 

*"'Uncle Thops" was his mother's brother Theophilus Little, of Monmouth County, who settled at Eaglesmere, Pa., about 

*'" Uncle Connelly" was Col. John Connelly, of Philadelphia, who married his mother's sister, Ann Little. 

""Uncle Nicholas Seabrook" was Nicholas Brown Seabrook, of Virginia. 

**" Cousin John Seabrook" son of the above Nicholas. 

""Aunt Hanah" his mother's sister Hannah Little who married, first. Major Benjamin Dennis, of Monmouth County and, 
second, John Lambert, (his second wife). She was the mother of "Merriam Lambert, wife of James Seabrook. James and Merriam 
were first cousins. 


John Seabrook was born February 28"" 1762 
Mary Seabrook was born Nov' 17*^ 1763 
Nicholas Seabrook was born Decern"' 25"' 1764 
Thomas Seabrook was born Janu"^' 27'* 1767 
Andrew M'^D. Seabrook was born Febru" 22'* 1769 
Ehzabeth Seabrook was born Febru'' 12*'' 1773 
James Seabrook was born October 24*'' 1775." 

Of the children of Daniel Seabrook and Mary Little, save James, not much is known. 

The other children remained in North Carolina, and the only knowledge we have of them 
is that: " One son went to sea and never was heard from" ; " another son had a daughter, Mrs. 
Herbert, who was a nurse in New York about 1840 or 45"; and the information given in the 
preceding letter. 


47 Daniel Seabrook, bom June 12, 1760. 

48 John Seabrook, born Feb. 28, 1762. 

49 Mary Seabrook, born Nov. 17, 1763. 

50 Nicholas B. Seabrook, born Dec. 25, 1764. 

51 Thomas Seabrook, born Jan. 27 1767. 

52 Andrew McDowall Seabrook, born Feb. 22, 1769. I have a receipt signed by 

him in Monmouth County N. J., in 1798. 

53 Elizabeth Seabrook, born Feb. 12, 1773; married, in Monmouth County, and had 

a daughter: Rebecca , who married Mr. Davidson. 

54 James Seabrook, born Oct. 24, 1775. 

13 NICHOLAS BROWN SEABROOK, son of Daniel Seabrook, 4, was born, at Middle- 
town, N. J., May 25, 1739, O. S.; died, at Richmond, Va., June 28, 1790; married, Dec. 19, 
1761, by license dated Dec. 15, 1761, in New York City, Mary Dutchess, born, Oct 30, 1742, 
at Philiipse Manor, N. Y. 

1763. He removed to Portsmouth, Va. 

1770, Oct. 4. Nicholas Brown Seabrook, for £325, bought land, in Henrico County, Va., 
from Jacob Valentine. 

Numerous sales of property and leases, by Nicholas Brown Seabrook, are recorded in the 
records of Henrico County. 

1 771, December. He removed to Norfolk, Va. 

1775, September. He was driven from Norfolk, by the British fleet, under John, Earl 
of Dunmore, and removed to Richmond. 

1779, December. He removed to his plantation in Hanover County. 

1782, Feb. 7. Nicholas Brown Seabrook, of Virginia, gave to his brother, Major Thomas 
Seabrook, of Middletown, N. J., a power of attorney. 

Letter from Nicholas B. Seabrook, of Virginia, to Major Thomas Seabrook, of New Jersey: 
Dear Brother, 

Your favours of October & Decembor Last duly came to hand, & I Should have answered them Sooner; 
but did not know whome to direct to the care of in Prince Town; not knowing the Name of any man there, & 
You live so fur of the Post Office; that you never apply for; nor git a Letter; unless by axident, I wonder you 
never sent me some mans Name to Direct to; but by axident I found one, I shall direct to his care untill you 
can find some titter way to git your lettors; I am Vary glad to hear you are all well, & also wish jou a Great 
deal of joy at my Cousin Patseys marrage, give our Loves, to her & her husband. I am glad of Your Popural- 
lity for two Reasins Viz: it is a sine you are Worthey, & the next is, that Inables you to Prossecute the Wrascall 
Taylor the more I rejoice with you on the Capture of Corn-Wallis & hope ere long we Shall Injoy a 


Peace, I have wrote Brother Daniel, desiring him to Send j'ou a power & his act. & have Inclosed You my Power. 
Edward Taylor must owe me my Proportion of the Rents of the Shrewsbury Plantation, as I naver Received any- 
thing from him; Indeed I naver Received my Legacee from him Some time ago I wrote you that I had Sufifered 
by the depresiateing of the money, & had Quit Trade & Bought Lands & Negroes & Turnd Farmor, Now by the 
Moo^^ng of the Seat of Goverment to Richmond, where I have Five half acre Lotts of Ground & my Plantation 
of 7 2 7 acres of Land Lejang 1 1 miles from the Town ; it has more than doubled its Value, & made ample amens for 
the Losses of Depreseation, my Istate is worth about Eight Thosend Pounds Sterling, & is Varj' Capable of Im- 
pro' as I have Ground anough in Town to bmld 1 2 more housis, & I am going to See again to Import Meterals; & 
Fix my Son in Europe to finish his Education; I find I am more in want of money than Avir I was; as I have 
twelve houses to build, my Wife & Children joines me in Love to you & Family. I remain your Loving brother 

NicH' B. Seabrook. 
Richmond, February 15, 1782. 

Mrs. Dr. Studdiford, of Lambertville, N. J., owns portraits of Nicholas B. Seabrook, and 
his wife, and miniatures of them are owned by Dr. J. E. Stillwell of New York City. 

Seabrook Family Register, Virginia. 

Nicolas Brown Seabrook was born, at Middletown, in the State of New Jersey, May the 25*'', 1739, old 
style, the son of James Seabrook,* whose progenitors came from England, and settled in Connecticut, about 
the time King Charles the 2"'' was restored to the Crown of England, as our ancestors were opposed to Mon- 
archical Governments, and had rendered themselves obnoxious to the King's party, they found it expedient 
to emigrate to New England, as above. The history of Connecticut makes mention of the family. 

Nicolas B. Seabrook was married to Mary Dutchess, in the City of New York, December the ig"", 
1761, she was born, at Philips Mannor, State of New York, October the 30"", 1742. In August, 1763, they re- 
moved to Portsmouth, Virginia, where they had a daughter born, March 11"', 1764, & named Mary, who died 
when aged 17 months. 

John Seabrook, a graduate of Princeton, son of the above, was born also, at Portsmouth, on the 1 7"" day 
of February, 1768. Molly Seabrook was born the 22"'* October, 1770, and died, at Portsmouth, aged 4 weeks — 
Removed to Norfolk, in December, 1771 — Sally was born there on the 18"' of October, 1773 — ^Nicholas B. 
Seabrook was driven from Norfolk by the British fleet, commanded by John, Earl of Dunmore, at the com- 
mencement of the American Revolution, and removed to Richmond, at the falls of the James River, in Sep- 
tember, 1775, where Polly Seabrook was born on the 28"" February, 1777. N. B. S. removed to his plantation 
in Hanover County, in December, 1779 — Betsy Seabrook was born there July 15"", 1780, and died of the 
measles, at Richmond, Oct. 2"'', 1783 — Nicholas B. Seabrook, Jr., was born, at Dungaroon, in Hanover, [Co.] 
Sept. II, 1782 — 

The above record by N. B. Seabrook, Sen'. 

Nicholas B. Seabrook, Sen', died, at Richmond, June 28"', 1790. Mary Seabrook, his widow, and her 
children, John, Sally, Polly, and Brown removed to the plantation, at Hanover, of John, soon after the death 
of N. B. Seabrook, Sen', but lived, in Richmond, during the year 1791. Nicholas B. Seabrook, Jun', while 
going to school to Harris and McCray, in Richmond, was inoculated for the small-pox at Mr. John Cunliff's, 
and died thereof on the 13**' of Feby, 1794. 

Sally Seabrook was married to James Rind, attorney-at-law, Nov. 3, 1794, at Dungaroon, in Hanover 
County. N. B. Rind, their first child, was born March 13**", 1796. Maria Dutchess Rind was born the 28"", 
Jany, 1798. Betsy Rind was born in May, 1802 & died in May, 1803. 

James and Sally Rind, left Richmond for the Hot Springs about the first of July, 1803, for the benefit of 
his health, but he died before he reached the Springs, at the New Store, (Mr. Fosset's), on the 4"" of August, 
1803, & Sally, his wife, survived him but a few weeks. She died at John McClung's, on the south side of the 
Warm Springs, Oct', the 8*, 1803, and James & Sarah Rind were buried at Staunton. 

Polly Seabrook was married to Bartholomew Trueheart at the same time & place that her sister Sally was 
married to James Rind, Nov. 13"*, 1794, and died at James Rind's, in Richmond, May ii"", 1796, while her 
husband was in Kentucky. 

John Seabrook was married to Ann Sydnor, October 18"', 1793, which Ann was the daughter of William 
& Ann Sydnor, of Hanover County, Virginia. She was born the 6"" of October, 1775. 

'Nicholas Brown Seabrook was the son of Daniel Seabrook, all statements to the contrary notwithstanding. It seems in- 
comprehensible that if this record was written by N. B. Seabrook, Sr., that he should not have known the given name of his own 
father. The statement that the family appeared in Connecticut history was made also by my own grandmother, Hannah Seabrook, 
the wife of Dr. William Stillwell, and had its origin, doubtless, from the application of the names of Lord Say and Seal and Lord 
Brooke, after whom Saybrook, Conn., was named. J. E. Stillwell. 


1 Nicholas Brown Seabrook first child of John & Ann was born, Aug. lo"", 1799, at Dungaroon, Hanover 

2 Edward .Sydnor Seabrook was born on Monday morning, the first day of December, in the year of 
our Lord Eighteen hundred (1800), at Dungaroon, also. 

3 Betsy was born the Eleventh day of Feby., (Thursday morning), Eighteen hundred and two, at Dun- 
garoon, 1802. 

4 John Blair was born the twenty-first of March, in the Year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and three, at 
Dungaroon & died on Tuesday, the 4"' September, 1S04, Eighteen hundred and four, at Dungaroon. John 
and Ann Seabrook removed to Richmond, in September, 1803. 

5 William was born, in Richmond, the 28"" July Eighteen Hundred and four, & died there August 12'*", 
same year. 

6 Sally was born, in Richmond, the first day of August Eighteen hundred and five, & died, at Oakwell, 
in Hanover [Co.], Oct'. 8'^, 1806. 

John and Ann Seabrook removed from Richmond to Oakwell in Hanover [Co.], Jany 22"'', 1806, & went 
to the Hot Springs the first of June following & returned the 12"" Sepf, 1806. 

7 Polly was born, at Oakwell, the 29"' (twenty-ninth) day of January, Eighteen hundred & seven, 1807. 

8 Sally Ann was born at Oakwell, the first day of Nov'., in the afternoon Eighteen hundred and Eight, 

John & Ann Seabrook removed from Oakwell, in Hanover [Co.], to Hardbargain house, in Richmond, in 
December, 1808. 

On the 17*'' of May, 1809, Edward S. Seabrook fell into a well of water, in the absence of his parents, and 
was providentially saved from drowning by a servant named Easter. 

On the 20"' June, 1809, Nicholas B. Seabrook, venturing too far into the river, (without the knowledge of 
his parents), was swept away by the current, & when quite spent and exhausted was rescued from inevit- 
able death, by the providential interposition of Captain Richard Denny, who at the imminent hazard of his 
own life, rushed into the torrent to save a stranger. 

In the months of June and July my eldest daughter Betsy & Docia a black girl, were dangerously afflicted 
with the nervous inflamatory fever. 

9 John was born, in Richmond, on Saturday morning, the Eighteenth day of Feb^, 1810, Eighteen hun- 
dred and ten & departed this life in Nov., 1810. 

10 William Henry was born on Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of November, Eighteen hundred and 
Eleven, 181 1. 

1 1 John Benjamin Thompson was born on the fourth day of September, in the Year of our Lord Eighteen 
hundred and thirteen, about one oclock in the morning. 

Nicholas Brown Seabrook, in a juvenile trial of strength with his cousin N. B. S. Rind, was thrown with 
violence on the pavement & received a contusion on his head. 

About the 15"' November, 1813, John B. Thompson being left with his little black nurse Betty, she in 
order to quiet him gave him a rag baby to suck, the greater part of which he swallowed, together with a quan- 
tity of paper and a pin which were in it, from which he was providentially delivered, in a natural way, in the 
course of 24 hours. 

12 Camilla Tyrrell was born at si.\ o'clock in the Morning Friday, the twenty- third day of June, 
Eighteen hundred and fifteen (23rd June, 1815) on Richmond Hill. 

The Children of John & Ann Seabrook were baptized. To wit: — N. Brown, Edward S., Betsy, John 
Blair, W'". & Sally were baptised by the Rev. John D. Blair in my own house. Polly was baptised by the 
Rev. Thomas Hughes at house Oakwell. Sally Ann and John were baptised by the Rev. John D. Blair on 
Church Hill at home. William Henry, John B. T., & Camilla Tyrrell were baptised at Church, in the Mason's 
Hall, Richmond, by the Rev. John H. Rice. 

Ann Sydnor, mother of Ann Seabrook as aforesaid, died in the winter 181 7, at her place in Hanover, 
& was buried at Dungaroon, same county, |on] the farm of Edward G. Sydnor, her son. — Blefsed are the 
righteous for they rest from Iheir labours. Edward S. Seabrook departed this life at Savannah, in Georgia, 
of Yellow fever, the Eighteenth day of October, Eighteen hundred & twenty-seven, in his twenty-seventh year. 

Betsy Seabrook was married to Daniel Trueheart by the Rev. John D. Blair, at Low Hill, Henrico, 
the 31" day of August, Eighteen hundred & twenty. Their first child was born, in Richmond, the 19"" day 
of August, 1821, and named John Seabrook. Their second child, a boy also, was born, at Nosechthos, the 
19"' July, 1824 & named Gilbert La Fayette — their third child, a daughter, Ann Maria was 

Sally Ann was married the 23"' day of November, Eighteen hundred & thirty (1830) to John Mickle- 
berr}' Sheppard, at the home of her brother-in-law, Daniel Trueheart, (Nosecthos), & departed this life strong 


in faith, & supported by the hopes & promises of the everlasting Gospel, at the same place on the night of 
the Twenty-first day of December, Eighteen hundred and thirty-one, aged twenty-three years one Month 
& twenty-one days. Seabrook, the son of the above named John M. Sheppard & Sally Ann was born, at 
Brookfield, the ninth day of September, Eighteen hundred & thirty-one. 

Camilla T. Seabrook was married, in Rockbridge, at her Father's residence, (the old Ship), on the third 
day of May, Eighteen hundred & thirty-two to Dr. Washington Dorsey, of Baltimore, Maryland. 

Nicholas Brown Seabrook, (Father of Mary Seabrook), eldest born of John & Nancy Seabrook, was 
married, in Le.xington, Virginia, to Mifs Mary Blair, daughter of the Rev. Blair, dec**, his wife, the sixth day 
of October, Eighteen & thirty-one. 

1785, Jan. 8. Will of Nicholas Brown Seabrook, of the City of Richmond, State of 
Virginia, "in Perfect Health"; proved at Monthly Court, of Henrico County, Sept. 7, 1790, 

Son, John Seabrook, received "my lots of Ground, Known by the Plan of this City, by the Letters AB., 
with all the Improvements. 

Son, Nicholas B. Seabrook, received "the Corner Lott, by the Market House, with all the Improve- 
ments, the Said Lott is Known in the Plan of the City, by the Letter C." 

Daughter, Salley Seabrook, received "the Corner Lott of Ground, in Back Street (Known by the Letter 
3.), and all the Improvements on it." 

Daughter, Polley Seabrook, received "the Lott of Ground, in Back Street Known by the letter F.. & 
all the Improvements on it." 

"a Twenty foot alley be layed off from the back Street down to Pleasant Younghusband's Corner; 
& from there to Turn to the Market house Common; then one half of the Ground to be allowed from Each 
lot, & to be kept open forever." 

"when my son, John, is of Age, that my Plantation in Hanover County, with all the Stock of Cattle, 
& Plantation Utensils, be Sold at Public sale, on Such Credit as my E.xecutors Shall judge to the most Advan- 
tage, & the amount to be Equally divided among all my Children, as they become of Age, or get marryed. 

Also when my Son, John, is of Age, all my Negroes Shall be Equally divided among all my Children; 

I say Equally in Value." 

"Each of my Daughters their Choice in a Feather bed & its Furnitiu-e, & the Remaining Part of my 
Furniture I divide Equally between my Sons, John & Nicholas Brown; my Side Arms, Buckels & Buttons 
& old Family Cane I leave to my Son, Nicholas Brown." 

"If any of my Children die under Age, or without a will, after they become of age, then there 

Fortune Shall be Equally divided among my Surviving Children." 

"My Desire is that my Sons be Educated at Williamsburg or Princeton, in the best manner, & be bro' 
up to the Study of the Law. The Reason that I have Said nothing about my debts is that I Intend to owe a 
Very few, which I desire may be Paid." 

"My Desire is that my Wife, after my Desease, have the whole of my Estate in her Possession, during 
her Widowhood, & the Profits arising from my Estate to be Used in bringing up my Children & Improving 
the Childrens' lotts, and any Other Purpose that my Wife, Mary Seabrook, thinks Proper." 

Executors: "my Wife, Mary Seabrook, with my Son, John Seabrook, Daniel Vandewal and Daniel 

Witnesses: Isaac Younghusband, Pleasant Younghusband and Isaac Younghusband, Jun'. 

The testator signed the will : Nich^ Brown Seabrook. 

Codicil to above will dated Hanover, October the 29, 1787, mentioned: 

" to my Son, John Seabrook, the whole of my Plantation in Hanover County." 

"to my Daughter, Polley Seabrook, that part of my Lott N° E., which follows: beginning at 

the South East corner of Said Lott Joining Market Alley & Running Northwest Parrelel with the Back Street 
twenty feet, then Southwest Parrelel with Market Alley to the said Alley that leads to the Market House, 
then South East along that Alley twenty feet to the Corner that Leads to Back Street, Including the Houses 
that may be built by me. (The reason of the above Codesial is owing to the Raise in Value of my Property 
near the Market House), All the other parts of my will is to remain as wrote at first, e.xcept my Executors. 
I Exclude Mefsrs. Vandewal & Lambert in this Codecial, & Ordain my Wife, Mary Seabrook & John Sea- 
brook, my sole Executors." 

Codicil dated Hanover, November ii"", 1788, mentioned: 

"by reason of my late Improvements on my Plantation, I give the whole of my Slaves 

to my Daughters, Sarah & Polley Seabrook, the rest of my will to Continue as above." 


Codicil dated Hanover, March 31'', 1789, mentioned: 

" By Reason of the Doors & Windows in the N. W. part of the House Called M" Collins', I take from 
the lott N° E ten feet of Ground, beginning at the N. W. Corner of Said House, & Rimning parrelel with the 
Cross Street to the Extreme part of the Kitchen. I add the above piece of Ground to my Daughter, Policy's 
lot & Curtail it from my Daughter Sarah's lot N" E." 

All three codicils were signed by the testator: Nich^ B. Seabrook. 

Recorded at Richmond, Henrico Co., Va., Vol. 2, Wills, pp. 162-165. 

The inventory of his personal estate amounted to £23-4-9, and included Twelve Silver 
Spoons £10-16-0; One Silver Ladle £1-2-0= £12-18-0. 

1808, Oct. 14. Will of Mary Seabrook, of the City of Richmond; proved Dec. 5, 1808, 
mentioned : 

"to my Grand Son, Nicholas B. Seabrook, one Negro man Named Tom Martin, living with my son, 
John Seabrook, and also a pair of gold Sleeve-Buttons." 

"to my grand Daughter, Maria D. Rind, one Negro Woman Named Beck Depriest, and her Son, William, 
but 'tis my will that Said Negro woman Beck Depriest be Sold, and the money arising from Said Sale be 
applied to the purchase of a Negro girl for my grand Daughter, Maria D. Rind, and also one Feather bed. 
Mahogany bed-stead, hair mattrass, one bolster and Two Fillers, Two blankets and Two Counterpins, half 
a Dozen Silver Table Spoons marked J. R., and half a Dozen Tea Spoons marked J. R. also, and Silver Sugar 
Tongs unmarked, and also Two Japan'd Teaboards, and one Mahogany Secretary, and my Plain Gold Watch." 

"to my grand son, Nicholas B. S. Rind, one Mahogany Book Case, and one Feather bed, bedstead, 
hair Mattrass, bolster and Two Fillers, Two blankets, and one New Virginia cloth Counterpin and half a 
Dosen Silver Table Spoons mark'd H. S. L., and a gold Repeating Watch, and one old Silver watch also, 
and one large Family Bible." 

"to my grand Daughter, Betsey Seabrook, one Feather bed, bolster and Two Fillers, Two Blankets 
and a Covmterpin." 

"to my grand Daughter, Polly Seabrook, one Silver Soup ladle, and half a Dosen Silver Tea Spoons 
Mark'd N. P.* S." 

"to my grand Son, Edward S. Seabrook, one Gold Eagle, and to my Daughter-in-law, Nancy Seabrook, 
my Silver Snufif-Box." 

Executors: "my Son, John Seabrook, and my Nephew, James Seabrook. 

Witnesses: James Seabrook and Joshua Wise. 

The testator signed her name to the will. 

Recorded at Richmond, Henrico Co., Va., Vol. 3, Wills, pp. 442-443. 


55 Mary Seabrook, born, at Portsmouth, Va., Mch. 11, 1764; died aged 17 months. 

56 John Seabrook, born, at Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 17, 1768. 

57 Molly Seabrook, born, at Portsmouth, Va., Oct. 22, 1770; died, aged 4 weeks, at 


58 Sally Seabrook, born, at Norfolk, Va., Oct. 18, 1773. 

59 Polly Seabrook, born, at Richmond, Va., Feb. 28, 1777. 

60 Betsy Seabrook, born, in Hanover County, Va., July 15, 1780; died, Oct. 2, 1783, 

at Richmond. 

61 Nicholas B. Seabrook, Jr., born, at Dungaroon, Hanover County, Sept. 11, 1782; 

died, Feb. 7, 1794, at Richmond. There is, at the corner of St. John's Church, 
a raised tomb, with brick body and thick dark-stained marble top slab, marked: 
"Nicholas Brown Seabrook, Aged 15 Years, died June 28, 1790." There ap- 
pears to be some discrepancy in the dates. 

17 MARY SEABROOK, daughter of Daniel Seabrook, 4. 

Of her I have no exact information, but it is not improbable that she was the Mary Sea- 

*A careful reading of this initial makes it conclusive that it is not "B," as it might readily be assumed, from their being the 
property of the wife of Nicholas Brown Seabrook, still it may be an error on the part of the scrivener. 


brook, who was licensed, May 19, 1767, of Monmouth County, to marry Richard Herbert, and 
I am impressed with the belief that Obadiah Herbert, who had issue, by his wife, Jane Clark, 
baptized in the First Reformed Church, Freehold, N. J., is, in some way, connected with the 
above mentioned Mary Seabrook. ->-_ 

, Thes&children were as follows: "-^-==«Hs?^<i^i*^=4ff<s*k •:s«w»«a»-«c'-" 

Maria Herbert, born July 30, 1793; baptized Sept. 22, 1793. 
^^^ ^.^ John Seabrook Herbert, born Sept. 3; baptized Sept. 29, 1798. 

"* ' Ruben Brown Herbert, born Oct. 8; baptized Oct. 18, 1800. 

"William Clare Seabrook," who appears in Aaron Longstreet's Tax Book, of Middletown, 
N. J., in the year 1794, was, probably, also connected with this line. 

1786, May 13. Richard LawTence, Joseph Throckmorton and William Crawford acted 
as arbitrators in a settlement of the claims of Thomas Seabrook, for himself, and as attorney 
for his brothers, Nicholas Brown and James Seabrook, and of Thomas McDowell and John 
Lyell, executors of Andrew McDowell, deceased, who had married one of the daughters of 
Mary Seabrook, under whose will they all claimed title, and brought an action against John 
Taylor, Daniel Hendrickson and Eleanor Lyell, executors of Edward Taylor, deceased, and 
John Stillwell, administrator of Joseph Stillwell, deceased, the said Taylor and said Stillwell 
being the executors of the \\'ill of Mary Seabrook, and dying, without having made a final 

As Daniel and Mary Seabrook had but two daughters, Mary and Hannah, if the preceding 
inference concerning Mary is correct, then of necessity, Hannah was the wife of Andrew Mc- 
Dowell, and mother of Thomas McDowell. Original paper in the possession of Dr. J. E. 

I have elsewhere among my memoranda, a note that Mary Seabrook, daughter of Daniel 
Seabrook, died, at an advanced age, unmarried, and that she was simple-minded, from injuries 
received from falling from a hay-mow, when about ten years of age. From all this confusion, 
I am able to deduce nothing that is accurate. 

18 JAMES SEABROOK, son of Daniel Seabrook, 4, died about 1815. He was simple- 
minded, "yet sometimes the smartest of them all." 

1787, Jan. I. A discharge from James Seabrook to his brother, Thomas, for all sums that 
he may have collected, as attorney for him, in the settlement of his mother, Mary Seabrooks', 
estate. Witnesses: Thomas Stout, Thomas Seabrook, Jr., and Hannah Seabrook. 

Thomas Seabrook had, apparently, the care of his younger brother, James Seabrook, during 
his minority, for I have many papers, mostly releases, for board bills and expenses, from one 
to the other. 

42 STEPHEN SEABROOK, son of Thomas Seabrook, 11, was born, probably, between 
i759-'64, and died in 1843. He was a private, in the Troop of Light Horse during the Revolu- 
tionary War, when a youth, and was bayonetted through the ceiling of his father's house, 
over the kitchen, where he had withdrawn himself on the approach of the enemy. He was 
probably his father's eldest son. He went to New Albany with his children, but returned to 
New Jersey. He lived near Englishtown. He owned the land now known as Lorrillard's 
Brick Yard, adjacent to Keyport. Previously, or later, it belonged to Nathan Brown, who 
built thereon a brown stone house. Here Stephen Seabrook failed, and his failure broke his 
health. He was buried in the Tennent Church yard. 


1778. Stephen Seabrook signed the Monmouth County Articles of Retaliation. 

1786, Sept. 20. Stephen Seabrook sued James Holmes for a bill of £240, dated Nov. 8, 


The Rev. A. H. Anthony says: "It is said a part of the Battle of Monmouth was fought 

on the Old Seabrook place." 

1829, Mch. 9. He wrote to his son, Daniel, a letter in which he stated he was then an 
old man, upwards of seventy years. 

He married, first, Nancy Tice, and second, Sally Hankinson, a wadow, and a proud old 
lady. She died, about 1 853-1 856, aged about ninety-six years. She was active, in body and 
mind, until her death, and was visited by her step-children two years before her death. When 
she married Stephen Seabrook she had been married twice before. Her first marriage was to a 
Mr. Hankinson, who was killed at the Battle of Monmouth, and her second was to a husband of 
the same name. It is probable that she had issue by the Hankinson marriages. 

Issue by first wife 

62 Martha Seabrook; eldest child. 

63 Maria Seabrook; second child. 

64 James Seabrook 

65 John Seabrook 

66 Daniel Seabrook 

67 Anna Seabrook; youngest child. 

43 THOMAS SEABROOK, son of Thomas Seabrook, 11, was born Nov. 15, 1771; died 
July 13, 1844; married Ann, daughter of Aaron and Williampe (Hendrickson) Longstreet, 
Dec. 17, 1794. She was born Apr. 8, 1779, and died July 10, 1852. 

Tombstones in Fairview Cemetery: 

Thomas Seabrook died, Jul)- 14, 1844, aged 72 years, 7 months and 27 days. 

Anne Seabrook, his wife, died, July 10, 1852, aged 73 years, 3 months and 2 days. 

There are pencil sketches of Thomas and Ann Seabrook; also silver spoons, belonging to 
them, now in the possession of the Rev. Mr. Wilson. At the Bay Shore house there were 
three guns and a bayonet, three spinning wheels, old china, silver, old chests, two old silver 
watches, etc., etc. 


68 Aaron Longstreet Seabrook, born Oct. 13, 1796; buried May 21, 1800. Tomb- 

stone in Fairview Cemetery reads: Aaron L. Seabrook died, May 19, 1800, aged 
4 years, 7 months and 6 days. 

69 Mary Seabrook, born Aug. 31, 1797; died May 19, 1864. Tombstone in Fairvaew 

Cemetery reads: Mary Seabrook died. May 19, 1864, aged 67 years, 3 months 
and 12 days. 

70 Aaron Seabrook, born Jan. 18, 1802; died Apr. 9, 1872; married Euphemia C, 

daughter of William and Rebecca (Layton) Wilson. She was born June 7, 
18 13; living in 1896. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery. No issue. 

71 Ellen Seabrook, born Oct. 3, 1803. 

72 Lydia H. Seabrook, born Oct. 3, 1805. Tombstone in Fairview Cemetery reads: 

Lydia H. Seabrook, wife of Rev. William V. Wilson, died, Aug. 12, 1852, aged 
46 years, 10 months and 9 days. 


73 Thomas Seabrook, born July 26, 1808; died Aug. 19, 1818. Tombstone in Fair- 

view Cemetery reads: Thomas Seabrook died, Aug. 19, 1818, aged 10 years and 
24 days. 

74 Martha Seabrook, born Feb. 17, 1810. 

75 Henry N. Seabrook, born Sept. 10, 1813. 

44 HANNAH SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Seabrook, 11, was born July 25, 1772; 
married Dr. William Stillwell, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1793, (by Rev. Benjamin Bennet), who was 
born Jan. 5-6, 1768; died July 13, 1832. Hannah Seabrook died Apr. 18, 1847. 


76 Dr. John E. Stillwell, of New York City, born 1813. 

77 Dr. William E. Stillwell, of New York City. 

78 Julia Stillwell; married Willet Bowne. 

79 Delia Ann Stillwell; married Enoch Hill. 

45 MARY [POLLY] SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Seabrook, 11, died Jan. 9, 1795. 
She married George Crawford, merchant, of Middletown, N. J. 


80 Kate Crawford; married Edward Burro wes. 

Daughter; married Jacob McLean. 
Catharine McLean; married George Tilton, of Middletown, N. J. 

46 MARTHA SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Seabrook, 11, married Tunis Vande- 
vere, of Freehold, N. J. He died, aged about eighty years, at Camillas, N. Y. He had previ- 
ously lived at Glen, N. Y. 


81 Jane Vandevere; married Dr. Lee, of Camillas, Onondaga County, who had 

moved there from Glen, Montgomery County. 
WiUiam Henry Lee 
Seabrook Lee 

82 Patty Vandevere; married Shellac Cady, of Camillas. 

David Cady, of Chicago, 111. 
Miss Cady; married Dr. Beach. 
Miss Cady 

83 Arthur Vandevere; married and moved to Cincinnati. Had issue. 

84 John Vandevere; married a daughter of John D. Voorhees, of Florida, Mont- 

gomery County. 
Tunis Vandevere, of Glen; now living. 
John Vandevere 
Wilham Vandevere; had a son and a daughter. 


Newton Vandevere 

Ruth Vandevere; married Mr. Enders. 

85 Thomas Vandevere; married a Miss Delancy or Delaney. 

Elizabeth Vandevere; married Mr. Liddle. She died about 1894. Her son, 

James S. Liddle, was a prominent business man of Lockport, in 1898. 
Martha Vandevere; lived at Lockport, N. Y.; died, single, in 1892. 
John Vandevere, born in 1821; lived at Lockport, N. Y.; living in 1898. 
Seabrook Vandevere; oldest child, and single. 
Jacob Vandevere; single. 
Helen Vandevere; single. 

54 JAMES SEABROOK, youngest child of Daniel Seabrook, 12, was born, at Ports- 
mouth, Va., Oct. 24, 1775. He married, Mch. 23, 1809, his first cousin, Merriam, daughter of 
John Lambert and his second wife, Hannah Little, widow of Major Benjamin Dennis, born, in 
Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, N. J., Mch. 18, 1787. James Seabrook died Dec. 
20, 1852. Merriam, his wife, died July i, 1868. 

After the death of his parents, James Seabrook was brought up by his mother's brother 
in Monmouth County, but returned to Virginia, where, in Richmond, he received his com- 
mission, as Lieutenant in the Militia, in 1809. He removed from Richmond, and was living 
at New Brunswick, N. J., in 181 1; at Philadelphia, in 1813; in AmweU Township, in 1815; soon 
he returned to Philadelphia, where he remained until April, 1823, when he returned to Amwell, 
where he Hved until Apr. i, 1824, when he finally settled at Lambertville, N. J., where he kept 
an "Apothecary Shop." He was elected an Elder in the Presbyterian Church in 1829. 


86 John Lambert Seabrook, born, at Richmond, Jan. 7, 1810; died, at Philadelphia, 

Jan. 30, 1821. 
V 87 Nicholas Brown Seabrook, born, at New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 6, 181 1; died, at 
Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1813. 

88 Mary Hannah Seabrook, born, at Amwell, N. J., Dec. 17, 1813. 

89 Daniel Seabrook, born Jan. i, 1816; died July 28, 1816. 

90 Thomas Seabrook, born, at Philadelphia, June 30, 1817. 

91 George Seabrook, born, at Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1819; died, at Philadelphia, 

Jan. 2, 1821. 

56 JOHN SEABROOK, son of Nicholas B. Seabrook, 13, was born, Feb. 17, 1768, at 
Portsmouth, Va. He was educated at Princeton, N. J., and married Ann Sydnor, Oct. 18, 
1793, who was born Oct. 6, 1775. 


92 Nicholas Brown Seabrook, born, Aug. 10, 1799, at Dungaroon; married, Oct. 6, 

1 83 1, at Lexington, Va. 

93 Edward Sydnor Seabrook, born, Dec. i, 1800, at Dungaroon; died, Oct. 18, 1827, 

at Savannah. 

94 Betsy Seabrook, born, Feb. 11, 1802, at Dungaroon; married, Aug. 31, 1820, at 

Low Hill, Henrico County, Va., Daniel Trueheart. 
John Seabrook Trueheart, born Aug. 19, 1821. 


Gilbert Lafayette Trueheart, born July 19, 1824. 
Anna Maria Trueheart 

95 John Blair Seabrook, born, Mch. 21, 1803, at Dungaroon; died Sept. 4, 1804. 

96 William Seabrook, born, July 28, 1804, at Richmond; died, Aug. 12, 1804, at 


97 Sally Seabrook, born, Aug. i, 1805, at Richmond; died, Oct. 8, 1806, at Oakwell, 

Hanover County. 

98 Polly Seabrook, born, Jan. 29, 1807, at Oakwell. 

99 Sally Ann Seabrook, born, Nov. i, 1808, at Oakwell; married, Nov. 23, 1830 

John Mickleberry Sheppard, of Nosechthos; died, Dec. 21, 1 831, at Nosechthos. 
Seabrook Sheppard, born, Sept. 9, 1831, at Brookfield. 
100 John Seabrook, born Feb. 18, 1810; died November, 1810. 
loi William Henry Seabrook, born Nov. 28, 181 1. 

102 John Benjamin Thompson Seabrook, born Sept. 4, 1813. 

103 Camilla Tyrrell Seabrook, born, June 23, 1815, at Richmond Hill; married, May 

3, 1832, in Rockbridge, Dr. Washington Dorsey, of Baltimore. 

104 Elizabeth Seabrook, born, at Lambertville, N. J., Apr. 30, 1824; unmarried and 

living in 1898. 
.. 105 William Seabrook, born, at Lambertville, N. J., July 29, 1826; died, at Lambert- 
^^'' ville, Mch. 6, 1830. 

There are miniatures of James and Meriam (Lambert) Seabrook in the possession of Mrs. 
Ashbel Welch. 

58 SALLY SEABROOK, daughter of Nicholas B. Seabrook, 13, was born, Oct. 18, 1773, 
at Norfolk, Va.; died Oct. 8, 1803. She married James Rind, Nov. 3, 1794, at Dungaroon, 
Hanover County, Va., who died Aug. 4, 1803. 


106 Nicholas B. Rind, born Mch. 13, 1796. Tombstone in St. John's Churchyard 

reads: Nicholas B. S. Rind died, Mch. 12, 1845, aged 48 years. 

107 Maria Duchess Rind, born Jan. 28, 1798. 

108 Betsy Rind, born May, 1802; died 1803. 

59 POLLY SEABROOK, daughter of Nicholas B. Seabrook, 13, married, Nov. 3, 1794, 
at Dungaroon, Bartholomew Trueheart. She died, at Richmond, May 11, 1796. There is 
buried at St. John's Church: "Mary Duchess, consort of Daniel Trueheart, died, 17 August, 
1817, in her 20*'' year." 

Mrs. Mary Bealle, of 55 McCuUoch St., Baltimore, Md., n6e Mary Trueheart, possesses 
a Seabrook Family Bible. Miss Jessie Gordon, of 3 Grace St., Richmond, Va., also has one. 

62 MARTHA SEABROOK, daughter of Stephen Seabrook, 42, was living, in 1877, aged 
eighty-eight years, hence born in 1789. She married Samuel Mash, of Staten Island, a descend- 
ant of an early settler of that name, in EngHshtown, N. J. They emigrated to New Albany, Ind. 


We take the following from the Keyport Weekly: — 

Died at New Albany, Ind., April, 1878, Martha, widow of Samuel Marsh, and eldest daughter of Stephen 
Seabrook, aged about ninety-two years. 


Stephen Seabrook, the father of "Aunt Patty" Marsh, was the eldest son of "Major" Thomas Seabrook, 
whose name was in the list of Revolutionary soldiers, published the last few weeks in The Monmouth In- 
quirer, as Lieut. Col. Thomas Seabrook. Stephen Seabrook assisted at the battle of Monmouth, and dying at 
Englishtown when more than ninety years of age, was buried in the "Old Tennent" churchyard. 

Samuel Marsh, accompanied by four of kis brothers, and his nephew, Jacob Aumack, moved his family to 
Cincinnati in 1814, but was induced by his father-in-law, Stephen Seabrook, to go farther down the river — 
i. e., below the falls of the Ohio, as it would be a better place for his business — that of ship builder. New 
Albany, now a large city — was then a wilderness. Daniel Seabrook, who was also of the party, joined Marsh 
in his business, which they were still engaged in, in 1852. D. Seabrook and J. Aumack are both still living, 
aged respectively 88 and 90 years. 

There are but few, living in this vicinity, who remember Patty Mash, as the name was called in the olden 
time; but there are relatives, nephews and nieces, in Keyport, who will remember her visit here in 1853, at 
which time she visited her stepmother, Sallie Seabrook, at Englishtown, who was then ninety-four years old. 

109 Sarah Ann Marsh; oldest child, bom 1806; married Jacob Anthony, 
no Alfred Marsh; died leaving issue: George Marsh, etc. 

111 Samuel Marsh; married and had a large family. 

112 Edwin Marsh; married and had a family. 

113 Augustus Marsh; married and had a family. 

114 Harriet Marsh; married, first, Mr. Remhardt or Reinhardt, and twice afterwards. 

115 Maria Marsh; married; lives in California. 

116 Adelina Marsh; married J. K. Woodward. She died in August, 1895. 

Mrs. Clara Anthony Bley, of 1615 Alleghany Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., wrote, in January, 
1894, that she was the youngest daughter of "Sarah Ann Marsh Anthony," who was living 
"very active and much interested in the life about her. She is the only daughter left of the 
family and there are yet two sons remaining, Samuel Stephen and Augustus." 

In 1890, the Rev. A. H. Anthony, of Winchester, Ky., wrote me concerning his Seabrook 

63 MARIA SEABROOK, daughter of Stephen Seabrook, 42, married Joseph, son of 
Nicholas Johnson, of Keyport, N. J.* v , , 


117 Stephen Johnson; married Miss Wolfe. 

118 William Johnson; married, first, Parmela Walling; second, her sister, Mary 

Elizabeth WaUing. He was deceased in 1877. 

119 Joseph Johnson; second son; a good man; married Miss Luyster. 

1 20 John Johnson 

121 James Johnson; unmarried. 

122 Alfred Johnson; unmarried, in 1877. 

123 Mary Ann Johnson, married Elijah Walling. He is deceased. 

Fitzroy Walling; married Elizabeth Curtis. 
Bishop Walling; married a Griffith or Griffin, of Keyport, N. J. 
Isadore Walling 
Theresa Walling 
Annie Walling 

•Joseph Johnson had two sisters; one, Betsy Johnson, a maiden lady, and a sister who married William Morford, for his 
second wife, and was the stepmother of the Poet Morford. 


124 Lucinda Johnson; married Mr. Walling, brother of Elijah Walling. 

125 Joanna Johnson; living, in 1880, unmarried. 

Mrs. T. W. Seabrook said that the Johnsons had Indian blood in them. 

64 JAMES SEABROOK, son of Stephen Seabrook, 42, moved to New Albany, in 1814. 


126 Daughter ; married Anderson Marsh. 

127 Leonard Seabrook 

128 John Seabrook 

[Perhaps the above issue is entirely erroneous.] 

65 JOHN SEABROOK, son of Stephen Seabrook, 42, married Catharine and 

lived and died in Keyport, N. J. 

.-^ Issue 

^ *'• 129 Stephen Seabrook 

130 Ann Seabrook 

131 Mary Seabrook 

132 Elias Seabrook 

66 DANIEL SEABROOK, son of Stephen Seabrook, 42, moved to New Albany, Ind., 
about 1814, and married twice, both wives being Western women. The family records were lost 
in the burning of his house, in 1830. 

Issue by first wife 

133 James Seabrook 

134 Alfred Seabrook 

135 Ann Maria Seabrook 

Issue by second wife 

136 John Seabrook 

137 Daughter 

67 ANNA SEABROOK, daughter of Stephen Seabrook, 42, married, probably in 1820, 
William Hoff, son of William and Elizabeth (Walhng) Huff. All of their descendants live in 
Elizabeth, N. J., save Daniel S. Hoff's widow and children. Anna (Seabrook) Hoff probably 
died about 1855. 


138 Ann EHza Hoff, born Oct. 13, 1821; married Richard Poole Walling. 

Mary Ann Walling ; married James Van Dike. 
Cessie Van Dike 

139 Daniel Seabrook Hoff, born Oct. 24, 1825; married Mary Ann Collins, of English 

birth, and died Nov. 18, [1877?] 
WUHam Hoff 
Ann Hoff • 
Nellie Hoff 


71 ELLEN SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Seabrook, 43, was born Oct. 3, 1803; 
died Feb. 20, 1877; married William Applegate. 

72 LYDIA SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Seabrook, 43, was born Oct. 3, 1805; 
married Rev. William V. Wilson, of I'^ort Monmouth, N. J., and died, Aug. 13, 1852, aged 46 
years, 10 months and 10 days. /■-' 

, ?', Issue 

^ 140 Mary Anna Wilson; married Capt. George Bowne; has issue. 

^ 141 Mat [Martha?] Wilson; married Capt. Benjamin Griggs; no issue. 

74 MARTHA SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Seabrook, 43, was born Feb. 17, 1810; 
married Rev. William V. Wilson, his second wife; no issue. 

75 HENRY SEABROOK, son of Thomas Seabrook, 43, was born Sept. 10, 1813; died 
Mch. 30, 1872; married Theresa, daughter of Leonard and Catharine (Aumack) Walling, who 
was bom Aug. 8, 1821. Catharine Aumack's mother was a Marsh, a sister to Samuel Marsh, 
who married Martha Seabrook. "My great-grandmother, Gertje Conover, married Jacobus 
Aumack, " said Mrs. T. W. Seabrook. 


142 Annie Seabrook, born Aug. 12, 1852; married William Conover. 

143 Thomas Leonard Seabrook, born June 16, 1854. 

144 Henry Seabrook, born Aug. 3, 1856; died Oct. 12, 1856. 

145 Elena Seabrook, born Nov. i, 1857; died Mch. 15, 1861. 

146 Harry Seabrook, born Oct. 23, 1859; married May Nason. 

147 Martha Washington Seabrook, born Nov. 26, 1863; married John Schenck. 

88 MARY HANNAH SEABROOK, daughter of James Seabrook, 54, was born, Dec. 
17, 1813, at the home of her grandfather, John Lambert, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
County, N. J. She married, Oct. 25, 1834, Ashbel Welch, a well-known Civil Engineer and 
railroad man, of New Jersey. He was the son of Ashbel and Margaret (Dorrance) Welch, and 
was born, Dec. 4, 1809, in Nelson, Madison County, N. J., whither his parents had removed 
from Windham, Conn. He resided at LambertviUe, N. J., where all of his children were born, 
and where he died Sept. 25, 1882. Mary Hannah Welch, his wife, died Apr. i, 1874. 


148 Son, unnamed, born and died Oct. 28, 1835. 

149 Margaret Welch, born Mch. 8, 1837; died May i, 1838. 

150 Caroline Corsen Welch; married WiUiam Corwin, of LambertviUe, N. J. 

151 Mary Merriam Welch; unmarried; living, at LambertviUe, N. J., in 1898. 

152 Elizabeth Seabrook Welch; first wife of the Rev. Roswell Randall Hoes; died 

Apr. 7, 1879. 

153 Margaret Welch, born Sept. 21, 1851; died Dec. 30, 1853. 

154 Ashbel Welch, born Feb. 5, 1854. 

15s William Welch; married Marie Lair, who died, Feb. 12, 1897, leaving 
Olivia Welch 


90 THOMAS SEABROOK, son of James Seabrook, 54, was born, in Philadelphia, June 
30, 181 7; married, first, Eveline Barber, adopted daughter of Mrs. Tingey, Dec. 6, 1842. She 
died in 1854. He married, second, June 16, 1857, Mrs. Sarah (Lambert) Smith, who, in 1898, 
was still living. He died, Feb. 24, 1897, i" Philadelphia. He was "a civil engineer, prominently 
identified with the construction and extention of the Penna. R. R." See Philadelphia Ledger, 
Feb. 27, 1897. 

Issue by first wife 

156 James Seabrook; died in the Civil War. 

157 Ashbel Seabrook; died, in infancy, in 1854. 

158 *Thomas Seabrook; married, in 1871, Josephine Adams. 

William Seabrook 
Eveline Tingey Seabrook 
Walter Seabrook 
Thomas Arthur Seabrook 

159 Annie Seabrook; unmarried. 

Issue by second wife 

160 Elizabeth Seabrook; married, March, 1885, Henry P. Hunter, of Warren, Pa. 

Marion Hunter, born January, 1886. 
Henry P. Hunter, born January, 1890. 

161 Marion Pollard Seabrook, born August, 1865; died Jan. 10, 1890. 

"- 129 STEPHEN SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, 65, married Mary WalHng. Mrs. 

T. W. Seabrook said that he "was intemperate and a fiddler. " 

%^^^ ^'""^ 

162 Hannah Seabrook 1 

/: T7r c u 1 > minors in 1877. 
'163 El las Seabrook J " 

130 ANN SEABROOK, daughter of John Seabrook, 65, married, first, Samuel Walling; 
second, Josiah Rogers, who is now deceased. 


164 Emilius Rogers ] 

165 Catharine Rogers \ all live in Wisconsin, near Janesville. 

166 Amelia Rogers J 

131 MARY SEABROOK, daughter of John Seabrook, 65, married Thomas S. Clark. 
She was deceased in 1877. 


167 Thomas Clark; he "was intemperate and a fiddler, like his uncle Stephen, and 

his cousin Steve, but he is not musical," wrote Mrs. T. W. Seabrook. 

132 ELIAS SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, 65, married Sarah Walling. 

'Thomas Seabrook is now living at Paterson, N. J. He has the family records of his father, Thomas Seabrook, and his 
grandfather, James Seabrook, and can give information relating to his own and his father's family. 



1 68 Elizabeth Seabrook 

169 Maty Seabrook; died at the age of fourteen years. 

170 Stephen Seabrook; married Harriet Jones. 

171 John Seabrook \ . I "steady and industrious." 

172 Kate Seabrook / \ married [Asbury] Aumack. He is deceased. 

154 ASHBEL WELCH, JR., seventh child and oldest son of Ashbel and Mary Hannah 
(Seabrook) Welch, 88, was born, at Lambertville, N. J., Feb. 5, 1854, and married, at Lambert- 
ville, N. J., Jan. i, 1878, Emma D., daughter of John and Eliza Boice (Coriell) Finney, born. 
May 27, 1855, at Middlebush, Somerset County, N. J. 

In 1898, he was General Manager of the Philadelphia Belt Line R. R., and resided at 275 
Harvey St., Germantown, Pa. 


173 Ashbel Russell Welch, born, at Lambertville, N. J., July 17, 1879. 


The following items have been collected from various sources. 

1569, March. 7. "Rob* Seabroke, serv' to Mr. Lister," was buried. The Registers of 
St. Thomas, the Apostle, London, from 1558 to 1754. 

1620. Richard Seabrook issued, in London, a caveat on the eye. 

AlUbone's Dictionary of Authors. 

1632 [?] Bishop Gibson, in Camden, speaking of the famous church of Gloucester, with its 
great and stately tower, says: Abbot Seabrooke, the designer, dying, left it to the care of Robert 
TuUy, a monk of the place, which is intimated in those verses, written in black letters, under 
the arch of the quire: 

" Hoc quod digestem specularis, opus que politum, 

"Tullii haec ex onere, Seabroke Abbate jubente." 

"This fabrick which you see, exact and neat, 
"The Abbot charged monk Tully make complete." 

New England Genealogical Register, Vol. III. 

1640, July 20. "Isacke Sebrooke, son of Edward Sebrooke," was baptized. 

1642, Dec. 10. "Isaac Seabrooke, son of Edward Sebrooke," was buried. 

1649, July 18. "Joseph Seabrooke, son of Edward Seabrooke," was buried. 

1661, Apr. 24. "Sarah Seabrooke, daughter of Edward Seabrooke, Shoemaker," was 

1663, Nov. 5. "M'''^ Seabrooke, stranger," buried. 

1726, Nov. 24. "John Seabrooke, of S' Bartholomeio, the Less, London, Wid', & Mary 
Drake, of the same place & parish, Sp'," were married. 

1732, Dec. 17. "Edw'^ Seabrooke, of S' Peter, at S' Albans, Herts, & Ann Langley, of 
S' Vedast, Foster lane, Lond. Licence," [were married]. The Rejester Booke, of Saynte De'nis, 
Backchurch parishe, (City of London), Begynnynge in the Yeare of O' Lord God 1538." 


1659, January. Will of Joseph Seabrook. 

1659, Jan. 15. Will of William Seabrook. On record at Somerset House, London, Eng- 

1661, May 16. "Thomas Croxon, of S' Nicholas Ackons, & Ann Sebrooke, of Stepney, 
[were married], by Mr. Conyrs." The Parish Registers of St. Mary Aldermary, London, 
from 1558 to 1754. 

1728, Sept. 19. "W" Coombs, of S' Giles, Cripplegate, Mid", & Mary Seabrook, of S' 
Peters, Cornhill, Lond. Licence," [were married]. A Register of the Parish of Saint Peters, 
vpon Cornhill, Beginning at the Raigne of Queen Elizabeth. 

About 1730, one of this name, an officer in the Royal Navy, died. "Gentleman's 

Peplow and Seabrook, [Milward Seabrook], surgeons, iii Great Russell St., Bloomsbury, 
London, W. C. 

Lady Seabrook married a Governor- General, of Dublin. 

Sir Charles Seabrook was a Member of Parliament. 

1879. In the Directory of London, England, of this date, the following references to Sea- 
brooks were found: 

1 John W" Seabrook, "Panther" P. H., [Public House], 15 Turin St., Bethnal 


2 Thomas Seabrook, furniture dealer, 98 Back St., Church Lane, E. 

3 W" Seabrook, chandler shop, i Graham St., City Road, N. 

4 Reuben Seabrook, bonnet manufacturer, 85 East St., Manchester Sq., W. 

The first and third of these could not be found. The second was visited and proved to 
be a specimen worthy of Dicken's description. The man was unprepossessing, his immediate 
surroundings still worse, and the section of London that he occupied, notoriously bad. How- 
ever, led astray possibly by a thought that I was seeking heirs to an estate, he became com- 
municative, in a rough way; told me that he hailed from Bairden, County of Essex, about nine 
miles from Bishop Stortford, and that he occasionally saw passing his door, farmers' wagons 
with the name, which came by Rumford way. M)' \-isit to the last on the list was more pleas- 
ing than this. Here I met an old gentleman, who was happy to converse concerning those of 
his name, on the other side of the water. He informed me that there had been Seabrooks, in 
Buckingham, about thirty-five miles from London, but none were there now; that his grand- 
father was John Seabrook, of Slapton, who had a son, Frank, who had among others, my in- 
formant, then in his seventieth year. He, Reuben Seabrook, was married and his wife was 
still living. Their family consisted of two sons, Frank and William. So far as he knew, in his 
family, at least, Joseph and Robert were not family names, and the peculiar characteristics of 
all he knew were blue eyes and high foreheads. In relating my trip to Dunstable, and its disap- 
pointments, it recalled to him that there was a "Seabrook House," surroimded with a moat, 
and itself old and moss-grown ; in shape it was square, built of brick and had a tiled roof. It 
had probably passed from the family of that name to other hands. It could be reached by the 
North Western railway, and lay between Dunstable and London, one having to get out at 
Cheddington station. It was a matter of regret with me that the information came so late as 
to prevent my visiting the neighborhood, for it seems likely that, from its proximity to Dun- 
stable, that it would furnish a clue to the ancestry of the South Carolina family of Seabrook. 


He volunteered, further, that he had the impression that one Sir Thomas Seabrook, was living 
in Bedfordshire; that his owti son, "Mr. James F. Seabrook," was "Organizing Master and 
Inspector, of the IManchester and Salford Church Day School Association," which aimed at 
the improvement of teachers and the art of teaching. His address was 42 John Dalton St., 
as appeared on the prospectus of the organization, February, 1880. His father suggested that 
I should vnrite, as his sons had both become men of means and would, doubtless, take an in- 
terest in developing their family history. 

From another source there was obtained the address of two physicians, viz.: 

Thomas Edward Seabrook, M.D., 3 Upper Wood St., Brompton, Kent. 

William Milward Seabrook, M.D., Slaidburn, Chtheroe, Yorkshire. 

Both were written to. The letter, addressed to the former, was returned, marked: "gone 
awaj^ — left no address"; the other reached its destination, and was politely answered. 

Dr. William M. Seabrook stated: "beyond the fact that my father's name was Thomas 
Breu'sier Seabrook, and that his father was Thomas Seabrook, a clergyman and a schoolmaster, 
living at Wickhambrook, in Suffolk, twenty-two miles from Cambridge, where he lies buried 

under the pulpit of the Parish Church, I know nothing. He married, first, and had 

Thomas Brewster Seabrook; second, Miss Cavendish. I will forward your letter on to my 
mother, who lives in London, who will, perhaps, know more about my father's family than 
I do. My father practiced medicine, for thirty-five years, at Brighton, in Sussex." No 
further information was obtained from this source. 

The reference to Dunstable, in old England, in the will of John Seabrook, of South Carolina, 
excited hopes that were not realized. A visit to this old town, and an interview with its 
Mayor, the Hon. W. H. Derbyshire, who is its historian, as well as several others, resulted 
in disappointment. The name, Seabrook, is nearly unheard of. 

A hasty search through the priory records, which commence in 1558, was equally unsatis- 
factor\\ In the Priory Church, which is all that now remains of that once vast and interesting 
building, are erected tablets to commemorate benefactors. Here, at least, I expected to see the 
name of John Seabrook enrolled, with others, from the bequest of £100 that he made in his 
will, to the poor of this parish, A.D. 1706. Its absence, however, was easily proven and was a 
source of ver}' great regret, for it seemed that this would, at least, be instrumental in placing 
the family. That it is not there is probably from the fact that it was not entitled to such dis- 
tinction, from failure on the part of the executors, to carry out the testator's wishes. 

Among the few tombstones, standing within the enclosure of the Priory yard, is one to: 

"John Puddephatt, who departed this life Sept. 23, 1836, aged 57 years," etc. 

It was copied on account of its resemblance to one of the legatee's names, mentioned in 
the will of the aforesaid John Seabrook, viz.: 

"Item. I give and bequeathe unto ye Eldest son of Mr. Joseph Peddihett, liveing in ye Barbican, near 
Aldersgate street, London, the sum of fifty pounds sterling money of England," etc. 

It is possible that this Dunstable name has gone through a process of reconstruction, and 
comes out, one hundred and thirty years later, Puddephatt, instead of Peddihett. 

One more fact to record, and all the information obtained by the visit is written. In con- 
versation with a Dunstable-ite, it was said that, at Luton, not far from this place, was an old 
church, and in its vicinity might be found possibly Seabrooks, living and dead, but he was not 

1 88 1. J. Seabrook and S. Seabrook played in the cricket match between Ampthill and 
Wellingboro Grammar Schools, the two Seabrooks being on the latter team. 

Bedfordshire Times and Independent, Aug. 13, 1881. 


1888. Sidney Seabrook, a representative of London lirms, in New York, and nephew of 
Mrs. Mary Seabrook, of Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, called on me for business orders 
during this year. 

In America, there were, seemingly, several distinct families of this name ; one in Connecticut, 
one in New Jersey, one in Maryland and one in South Carolina. 

James Seabrook, mentioned in Mary Matthews' will. New York City, 1687, was not of kin 
to Thomas Seabrook of Westchester, and the Stuyvesants mentioned therein as her sons were 
Stephenszens. The situation is a most complicated one and most difficult to unravel, but it ail 
originates from the phonetic spelUng of surnames in the transitional Dutch-English Colonial 
period. It is my present belief that Mary Matthews was bom Mary Goosen, and that she 
married, first, Jan Stephenszen. Her children by this marriage are enumerated in her will and 
are called variously — Peter Stevenson, John, Gosen and Isaac Stuyvesant and Hendrick 
Jacobs. Her daughters are called Christian, wife of Robert Dorkins, Ryntie, wife of Guisbert 
Guysbertse, and Janitie, wife of Thomas Roberts. She likewise mentions her grandchildren 
Hester Erwin, Mar>'tie Gisbertse, and James Seabrook. The will of her second husband, 
James Matthews, 1685, mentions his wife's children as Isaac and Peter Stevesant and Hendrick 
Jacobson, all of whom he calls sons-in-law. He likewise mentions the three grandchildren 
Hester Erwyn, Maria Gerritsen and James Seaborough. The will of Henry Jacobs, p. 239, 
Vol. I, N. Y. Hist. Soc. Wills, leaves his estate to his wife, and son, Jacob Hendricks, and in the 
event of their deaths, the same is to be inherited by Johannes Goesens, son of my deceased 
brother Goesen Stevens, and to James, the son of Clement Seabra, and my sister Judith Stevens. 
Seabra is phonetically Seaborough when tersely pronounced. If further evidence were wanting, 
it would lie in the fact that the Janneckey Stevens, daughter of Mary (Goosen Stephenszen) 
Matthews, had a license, June 3, 167 1, to marry William Envin, and as Janitie Erwin she had 
a license to marr}', July 16, 1675, Clement Seabra. When Clement Seabra, Seaborough or 
Seabrook died, she married Thomas Roberts for her third husband, and was living at the date 
of her mother's will, and her two children, Hester Erwin and James Seabrook, half-sister and 
brother, were under the care of their grandmother, Mary Matthews. Janitie, mentioned in the 
will of Mary Matthews, I take it, is the Dutch name for Judith Stevens, w^hich appears in the 
will of Henry Jacobs. 

I have traced the issue of the various Stephenszen children, but I do not conceive that they 
will be of any further interest here. 

For verification of these statements, consult the printed New York Wills, N. Y. Marriage 
Licenses, and the Dutch Church Record of Marriages and Baptisms, published by the N. Y. 
Genealogical Society. 

1677, Nov. 4. Clement Sebrak was on a Coroner's jury. New York Wills, Lib. B., p. 19. 

1679. Derrick Jansen de Groot or Groodt, sold to Clement Sebrak, a lot of ground, with 
the mill-house thereon, situated in the city of New York, on the North side of the Sligh Heege, 
or dirty lane, for 2400 guilders sewant. New York Register's Office. 

1681, Aug. 23. Clement Seabrooke was on a Coroner's jury. New York Wills, Lib. 
B., p. 27. 

1682. Clement Seabrooke was among the coopers, of New York. New York Wills, Lib. 
B., p. 19; also New York Documentary History, Vol. xiii. 

"Stratford" began to be settled in 1639, under the name of Cupheage, and became a plantation in 1640. 
The town records commence in 1650. The original territory of Stratford reached back from the sea twelve 
miles and included the present township of Stratford, Huntington, Monroe, Trumbell and Bridgeport. The 


original proprietors of Stratford, by tradition, are reported to have been seventeen. The following large list 
was taken from the town records, and probably was made before 1650, as William Burritt died that year." 
Among the names is "Mr. Seabrookc!.'' "Early Settlers, of Stratford, Conn.," in Historical and Genealogi- 
cal Register, Vol. 27, p. 62. 

"Seabrook, Mr. was of Stratford in 1650 with, (here follows a long list of names). It then continues: — 
These persons with others, were of Stratford in 1651, and previous — unquestionably many others, who were 
the pioneers of the settlement and had either died or removed — are necessarily omitted by the loss of the first 
records." Hinman's Catalogue of First Settlers, etc., etc., Hartford, 1846, ist. Edition, p. 232. 

"Robert Seabrook, of Stratford, had several daughters, of whom one married W" Preston, and one mar- 
ried Thomas Fairchild; and much land he owned there, for, in 166S, are recorded half a dozen persons' 
shares set off from the grandfather, Robert Seabrook's estate." Savage's New England Genealogical Dic- 
tionary, 1862. 




ROBERT SEABROOK, an English gentleman, of wealth, position and enterprise, came, 
MHth a brother, Benjamin, family tradition puts it, from the County of Kent, England, to 
Charleston, South Carohna, and settled, in 1682, on the Sea Islands, South of that city. As a 
matter of fact, I have found no reference to any Benjamin Seabrook, contemporaneous with 
Robert Seabrook, save Benjamin, the son of Robert Seabrook, who died, in 1716-17, in his 
nineteenth 3'ear, and I am under the impression that, instead of settling on the Sea Islands, 
Robert Seabrook, and his immediate family, located near what is now known as The Church 
Flats, St. Paul's Parish, on the Stono River, four miles from Rantowles Station, which is fif- 
teen miles from Charleston. 

Here on the original site of the Parish Church of St. Paul, Robert Seabrook, his wife and 
son are buried: 

Here Lyes The Body of Mr. Robart Seabrook Dec'^ Dec'' y^ 7 1710 in y^ 59 year of His age 

Here Lj'es y'' Body of Benjamin Seabrook son of Mr. Robart & Sarah Seabrook Dec"^ Jan"^ y° 17 1716 
in y' iq'*^ year if His age 

Here Lyes Buried y^ Body of Mrs. Sarah Seabrook Dec"^ June y^ 16"^ 1715 in the 47*'' year of Her Age. 

Two other unmarked stones stand in line with the above three. 

The following stone is still erect : 

In Memory of Mrs. Amerinthia Lowndes wife of Mr. Rawlins Lowndes of Charles Town who lies buried 
here at her own particular desire near her deC" parents John Thomas and Mary Elliott of this parish. She 
died the 14 of January 1750 aged 21 years 

Upon what authority the date, 1682, is given for Robert Seabrook's settlement I do not 
kno\v, but it may be derived from sources unknown, yet accurate. 

The records and Bibles that would have shed light on the history of the family, were de- 
stroyed during the Revolution, when they were Tories, and during the Rebellion, when they 
were Secessionists. The Rev. Joseph B. Seabrook had progressed so far in his compilation of 
the history of the famil)', that he brought with him and showed to Mrs. Henry Seabrook, of 


Keyport, N. J., when visiting her in 1865, an extensive genealogy of the family, since lost. 
This was during the Civil War. 

The oldest records I have found, relating to Robert Seabrook, are in the earliest Book of 
Wills, at Charleston, S. C: 

"A Warr' to M^ Robert Seabrook, for one Towne Lott, (by Indenture), dated y' 26"" Sept., 1692, vnder 
hand & Scale of Governo"' Ludwell." 

"Received this 15"' May, 1697, of M"' Robert Seabrook, for the purchase of two thousand Seauen hun- 
dred Acres of Land, in Colleton County, fifty foure pounds for the Right Honorable, the Lords Proprietors. 

Thomas Cary, Receiver." 

"Received this 16"" July, 1697, of M' Robert Seabrook, for the purchase of One hundred Acres of land, 
fourty shillings for the Right Honorable, the lords Proprietors. 

THOM.AS Cary, Receiver." 

During the invasion of Charleston, by the French and Spanish, in 1706, he, "disregarding 
the pestilence, yellow fever, marched his men into the town from the islands. The French were 
ingloriously defeated. One ship was taken and between 200 and 300 prisoners, besides many 
French and Spaniards killed." McCrady's History of South Carolina, 1897, Vol. i, p. 398. 

Capt. Robert Seabrook was an active supporter of the Episcopal Church as were many of 
his descendants. 

In 1704, he was appointed one of the Commissioners to carry out "An Act for the Estab- 
lishment of Religious VVorship in this Province according to the Church of England; and for 
the Erecting of Churches for the public VVorship of God, and also for the Maintenance of Min- 
isters, and the building convenient Houses for them. " This act was passed by the South Caro- 
lina State Assembly, Nov. 4, 1704. Dalcho's History of the Episcopal Church in South Caro- 
lina, p. 61. Pubhshed 1820. 

In 1706, "Robert Seabrooke, of Colleton County, Esq*," was appointed sole executor of 
the will of his son, John Seabrooke. 

These few records are all that are known. The tombstones show that his wife, Sarah, was 
seventeen years his junior, and that both died comparatively young. The climate and hard- 
ships that they were subjected to, shortened the lives of many of the pioneers. Edisto Island, 
particularly, was destined to curtail the lives of the Seabrooks, for it was malarious, and dysen- 
tery frequently prevailed. There I noted that the majority of the tombstones recorded inter- 
ments of people in their prime, many who were still youthful, and only a few of advanced years. 


2 Benjamin Seabrook, born 1697; died 1716. 

3 John Seabrook 

4 Robert Seabrook 

5 Joseph Seabrook 

6 Ann Seabrook 

Other chOdren, alluded to in the will of John Seabrook, 1 706, as " my brothers and sisters, " 
to each of whom he willed £20. 

3 JOHN SEABROOK, son of Robert Seabrook, i, made his will in 1706, but as no date 
of probate appears, the time of his death is uncertain. He was a large landholder and possessed 
wealth, but there are few allusions to him. 

" Receiued the 15th of may 1697 : of JVf John Seabroock, for the purchase of two thousand & Eighty Acres 
of Land, fourty one pounds twelue shillings, for the right Honorable, y^ lords proprietors. 

Thomas Cary, receiuer." 


1706, Apr. 15. Will of John Seabrooke, of Colleton County, Province of South Carolina; 
no date of proof mentioned : 

" imto the poor of the parish of Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, in ye Kingdom of England, the sume 
of one hundred Pounds, of lawfull money of England, to be paid, by my Executors, to ye Vestry or Church 
Wardens, or to Such other person or persons for ye time being, as shall have ye Management of the poors 
Money in Dunstable aforesaid, by them to be paid out in freehold or other Land, for the use of the said poor 
for ever, & the Annual rents, Yssues & protitts, from thence arising, to be Distributed amongst them, as the 
persons who may have ye Care & Management thereof may think fitt, but to be applied to no other use or 

purpose what soever. And my Execut", with all convenient speed, after my Decease, to write to the 

Church Wardens or overseers of the poor, of the parish aforesaid, or whome it may Perticularly Concern 

in this behalfe & inform them of this my Legacy & bequest, Desireing their positive Orders how & which way 
they would have it sent to them in England, but my estate to bear no Risque of ye same to England." 

" unto ye Eldest son of Mr. Joseph Peddiphett, liveing in ye Barbican, near Aldersgate street, London, the 
sume of fifty pounds Sterling money of England." 

"unto the eldest son of Mr. Joseph Fossey, of Hockley, in the Whole, in ye County of Middlesex, ye sume 
of fifty pounds Sterling money of England, hereby Desireing my Execuf" to make strict and Dilligent Inquiry 
for ye two last mentioned legacies and to acquaint them of this my will, & and further, to remitt y« s** several 
Legacies to them as they & either of them shall Order & Direct, but my Estate to bear no Risque of either of 
ye said Legacies to England." 

" unto my Loveing wife, Ann Seabrooke, the sume of Two hundred pounds Curr' money of the said 
province, to be paid by my Execut"' hereafter named or by his Execuf' or administrator or some of them, 
immediately after my Decease, in full Considerat", Recompence & Satisfaction of her thirds, her dower, which 
she may have or claim out of any Part of my Estate whatsoever." 

"to my Loveing Father, Robt. Seabrooke, the sume of Two hundred pounds, Curr' money, to be paid to 
him for ye use of my Daughter, Martha, to be paid her at ye age of Sixteen or day of her marriage, which shall 
first happen. Clear of all Charges for her Education " 

"unto my son, James Seabrooke, the full and just sume of five hundred pounds, Curr' money of ye said 
Province, to be paid him at the age of Twenty years. Clear of all Charges, for Education " 

"unto ye child my said wife now goes with, ye sume of one hundred pounds, Curr' money of ye said 
province, to be paid him or her, at ye age of Eighteen or day of marriage, which shall first happen. Clear of all 

"If it should happen that either of my s"* Children should depart this life before they or any of them 

have received their Several & Respective Legacies, then and in such Case I appoint y' Legacy or Bequest 

so by given to ye party so dying to ye Survivour or Survivours of them, that is to say — the Longest Liver to 
take all." 

" I give to amongst my Brothers & Sisters Twenty pounds, Curr' money of y° said provence, 

to each of them." 

"And this, my last Will May be ye Better & more effectually accomplished and Compelled 

Legacies & Bequests afores-^ paid and Discharged & upon that accouut and not otherwise, y% the said John 

Seabrooke, do fully & absolutely Give unto my Loveing father, Robert Seabrooke, of Colleton County 

aforesaid. Esq", All and Singular my Lands, Tenements & Hereditaments in the said province, & all & Singular 
my Negro & Indian Slaves young & Old, Horses, Cattle, Hogs & Stock, what soever or wheresoever, nothing 
Excepted or Reserved, To have, hold and Enjoy the same and every part thereof, unto ye said Robert Sea- 
brooke, his heirs, for Ever, upon special Trust & Confidence Nevertheless y' he, the said Robert Sea- 
brooke, his heirs, or Some of them do well Truly & bona fide pay & Discharge all & every ye Legacies 

aforesaid herein by me given or intended to be given " 

Executor: "my said Loveing father sole Executor." 

Witnesses: "Martha being tirst," Evan Mackpherson, Hugh Hest, Benj: Lamboll, [his mark], and 
Henry Wrigington, J. 

John Seabrook married Ann 


7 Martha Seabrook; under sixteen years of age in 1706. 

8 James Seabrook; under twent)' years of age in 1706. 

9 Child, in utero, in 1706. 


4 ROBERT SEABROOK, son of Robert Seabrook, i, married Mary He was, 

seemingly, the first to settle on the Sea Islands, and owned Wadmalow Island and Seabrook 
Island. Edisto Island, which lies off the coast, forty miles Southwest of Charleston, and John's 
Island were, seemingly, later possessions of the Seabrooks. On James' Island, and the preced- 
ing four islands, Seabrooks may be found in plenty today. In 1720, Robert Seabrook died, 
without issue. 

1720, Sept. 22. Will of Robert Seabrook, of Colleton County, and Province of South Car- 
olina, "being Sick and weak in body"; proved 1720, no other date, mentioned: 

Loving wife, Mary; received 14 negro and Indian slaves, named Sampson, Will, Ratt, Little Sambo 
and July, male negroes; Aphey and her Childe, Jeny, & Lattero, female negroes; Nany, a mulatto girl, Toby, 
an Indian Boy, & Lucy, an Indian Female; three hundred and seventy-two acres of land, and Plantation, 
on Wadmelaw, near Edisto Island, lately purchased of his brother-in-Law, Maj. Arthur Hall, with his stock 
of Cattle, horses, mares, sheep & Hogs thereon, & one-half of all his stock of Cattle, Horses, Mares, sheep & 
hogs "that are on my Island, commonly known by the Name of Seabrook Island," together with all his house- 
hold goods, furniture, tools, utensils of .whatever kind, with all his ready Cash, whether gold, Silver or wrought 
Plate, together with the increase of the above slaves. The above was given to his wife by deed dated Aug. 8, 
1720, which is confirmed by the provisions of the will. The widow also had liberty to reside on Seabrook's 
Island, during her widowhood. 

To his loving brother, Joseph, all of Seabrook's Island, reserving the above liberty given to his wife, 
Mary, during her widowhood, and the other one-half of his stock of horses, mares, Cattle, sheep & hogs — on 
the Island — together with Old Sambo & Peter, negroes; Catherin, Phillis & Florah, Indians, & June, a mulatto 
Boy, with their future increase. The above is given, provided Joseph, his heirs, etc., pay all his debts and 
funeral charges, "and that he finish, or cause to be finished, for my said loving Wife, Mary Seabrook, in all 
respects, Workman like the New house now begun on Wadmelaw Island, on the Land and plantation be- 
queathed to my aforesaid Loveing Wife, Mary Seabrook, and her heirs and assigns forever." 

also to my brother, Joseph, my wearing apparel. 

Sister, Ann Parrott; received two Indian slaves, Jack and Moll. 

Cousin, Ann Parrott; to receive £50, on the day of her marriage. 

He gave his mulatto fellow "Sampson," his liberty, immediately after his decease. 

Executors: brother, Joseph Seabrook and the Hon. Landgrave Joseph Morton, with instructions to 
deliver to his Brother-in-law, Will" Parrott, 30 head of year old Cattle, off "my Island," which were be- 
queathed him by my deceased father. Cap'. Robert Seabrook. 

The testator signed his name to the will and sealed with a seal. 

5 JOSEPH SEABROOK, son of Robert Seabrook, i , was living in 1720, and was the leg- 
atee of his brother, Robert Seabrook. He probably is the ancestor of the majority, if not all, 
of the Seabrooks, living in South Carolina. I have no data concerning him. 

6 ANN SEABROOK, daughter of Robert Seabrook, i, married, as per the will of her 
brother, Robert Seabrook, William Parrott, and had a daughter: 

Ann Parrott; living in 1720. 

JOHN SEABROOK, was the son of Seabrook and Mary, his wife. 

1745, Apr. 24. John Seabrook, of Colleton County, province of South Carolina, planter, 
sold to Lieut. John Payne, of his Majesty's Ship, the Rose, now in the port of Charles Town, in 
the province aforesaid, for 5 shillings, current money of s"* province, "all that Plantation or 
Tract of Land, containing Three hundred and three Acres, be the same more or less, scituate, 
lying and being in Colleton County aforesaid, butting & bounding to the westw"^ on Lands of 
Benjamin D'Harriette; to the EastW^ & Southw*^ on Stono River, & to the Northw"^ and 
Northwest on the Lands of the said John Seabrook, together with all & singular the House, 


Barns, Stables, orchards, Gardens, Yards, Meadows, Lands, Pastures, Feedings, Commons, 
Woods, Coppices, Wells, Ways, Waters, Water Courses, Fishings, Fowlings, Huntings, Hawk- 
ings, Liberties, Priviledges, Easements, Commodities, Emoluments & Hereditaments." 
Lib. A. A., pp. 526-8, Records in the Secretary of State's Office, Columbia, S. C. 

1746, Mch. 17. John Seabrook, of the Province of South Carolina, Planter, sold to George 
Saxby, of the same place. Gentlemen, for 5 shilHngs, "All that Plantation on which the said 
John Seabrook now lives, situate, lying & being on John's Island, and which was devised unto 
him by the last will and Testament of Colonel Alexander Heat, [Hext?], deceased. Together 
with all and Singular the Houses," etc. Lib. C. C, pp. 276-7, Records as above. 

1746, Mch. 18. John Seabrook, of the Province of South Carolina, Planter, sold to George 
Saxby, of Charleston, Gentleman, land. Lib. C. C, pp. 277-8, Records as above. 

1746, Mch. 17. John Seabrook, of John's Island, in Colleton County, South Carolina, 
Planter, sold to Geo. Saxby, Gent., for 10 shillings, three tracts of land, lying contiguous in 
Colleton County; one tract, containing one hundred acres, purchased of Thomas Elliott, Sen'., 
of said province, planter, deceased; and the tract of seventy-two acres, purchased of W™ 
Fairchild, of said province, planter, and another tract, containing three hundred and forty 
acres, which three tracts make a plantation, containing five hundred and twelve acres; also 
another tract of two hundred acres, lately purchased by the said John Seabrook of Thomas 
Elliott. Lib. C. C, pp. 279-80, Records as above. 

Will of John Seabrook, of Colleton County, Province of South Carolina, Planter, "weak 
in body, but of sound mind," etc.; proved, before the Governor, June 22, 1750, mentioned: 

Mother, Mary Seabrook, who received £150, current money of South Carolina. 

To his issue, by his wife Mary, "if any such shall be born of her," the remainder of his estate, real and 

To each of his executors, £150. 

Sister, Susannah 

Niece, Mary Greene 

Sister, Elizabeth, wife of George Saxby. 

He also mentioned his lands on the North side of Stono River; his lands on John's Island, and some 
seventy slaves by name. 

His bequests were large and his wealth great. Wills 1 747-1 752, pp. 295, Records as above. 




Several lines of the Seabrook family are to be found on Edisto Island, S. C, the relation- 
ship of which I have not yet determined. They descend from John, Gabriel and Benjamin 
Seabrook. They were ardent Episcopalians. 

1770, Apr. 7. The State .Assembly passed an act, appointing Commissioners to found a 
Chapel of Ease,* on Edisto Island, and Joseph and John Seabrook were created two of them. 

*"ChapeIs of Ease," according to the original meanirg of the term, are not now known in this country. In England, there 
is a distinction between a Chapel of Ease and a Parochial Chapel of Ease. Chapels of Ease are founded for the convenience of 
the people in large Parishes, in .Attending Public Worship, where they live at a distance from the Parish Church, to which, how- 
ever, the Sacraments and Burials are restricted." Moore, p. 267. 


To aid in the erection of this building, the following amounts were subscribed : 
John Seabrook $666., (£150). 
Benjamin Seabrook $555., (£125). 
Thomas B. Seabrook $444., (£100). 
Joseph B. Seabrook $222., (£50). 

Prior to 1774, when the church was built, Edisto was connected with the Parish Church, of 
St. John's Island. 

1804, Feb. 20. Benjamin Seabrook was a Delegate, from the Edisto Church, to the 17th 
Convention of the Episcopal Church, in South Carolina, and to subsequent conventions in 
1808, 1809 and 1 8 10, while in 181 3, Edisto Church was represented by Thomas B. Seabrook. 

In 1812, the Church had twelve white and three colored communicants, and, 1815, there 
were twenty white and five colored communicants. 

Some of the Edisto Seabrooks were likewise Presbyterians. 

The following epitaphs are copied from stones, standing in the yard of the Presbyterian 
Church, on Edisto Island, and I think refer mostly to the descendants of Rich William Seabrook: 

Mrs. Ann Seabrook died, Feb. 10, 1809, aged 40. "Erected by her eldest surviving son to the kindest 
and best of mothers." 

Mrs. Elizabeth Seabrook died, Feb. i, 1814, aged 20 years. Stone raised to her by her beloved brother. 

Margaret M. Seabrook died, Dec. 17, 1837, aged 30 years, 6 months and 3 days. Erected by her husband. 

Joseph Caldwell Seabrook, son of William B. and Elizabeth H. Seabrook, died Aug. 19, 1836; an infant. 

Robert Chisholm Seabrook, son of William and Emma E. Seabrook, born Aug. 31, 1821; died Oct. 20, 

Emma Elizabeth Seabrook, born May 25, 1831; died Oct. 2, 1834. 

Mrs. Emma E. Seabrook, born Aug. 19 1793; died June 23 1856. 

There are monuments of public interest, fast going to decay, in the yard of the Presby- 
terian Church, at Edisto Island, that I copied with a view to their ultimate preservation. 

Sacred to the Memory of Joseph Russel, William Edings, William Bird, Timothy Hendrick and William 
Whippy, who, in 1732, gave to this Church certain slaves. 
Also of 

William Cummings, James Clark, Mary Bee and Mary Russel, who, in the year 1740, gave to this Church 
sundry sums, amounting to near £400, of the Currency of that time. 

The preceding inscription appears on a single marble slab, like a tombstone, which is now used as a 
stepping stone to the side entrance of the church, and is now nearly effaced. It also appears on the following 
larger monument, as one of the inscriptions with which its four sides are covered: 

This I Monument | is erected | by the unanimous consent | of the Corporation | of the | Presbyterian 
Church I of Edisto Island | in testimony | of their gratitude | to the several Benefactors | of their Society | 
March i'' | 1826. 

Sacred | To the Memory of | John Bower | who in 171 7 endowed this Church | with a Tract of Land 
containing | three hundred acres | Also of | Mr. WaUis | who about the year 1730 | gave to this Church a 
Tract of | Land: for which in the year 1737 | it received as an equivalent | £2500. 

Sacred | To the Memory of | Paul Hamilton | who between the years | 1732 & 1755 [or 1735] | gave to 
this Church certain | Slaves, two Silver Tankards | for the use of the Commission | & £300:10 s. 

Also of I James Lardant | who gave to this Church | certain Slaves and | £300 | between the years 
1732 & 1735. 

The glory of Edisto Island has departed and the old order of things is now a mere tradition. 
The name of the master is perpetuated by his slaves, for his children have scattered far from the 
hearth-side, in the struggle for existence. Where once was life and gaiety, there is now oppres- 
sive solitude, and I was glad to escape, by Jack Miller's leaky sailboat, rather than wait for 
the return of the small tug which calls at the island every second day. It was a somewhat 
hazardous proceeding, for the sail was patched like a quilt and the boat soaked up water like a 
sponge. When the vigorous efforts of three negroes and our two selves barely sufficed to keep 
our feet dry, and we reproached him for it, he simply remarked "that the boat was a little 


rectified, Boss. " At the end of two and one-half hours' sailing, in a stiff breeze, we came to 
Yonge's Island, where we put up at the house of W. C. Garraty, who keeps the store, runs the 
station and owns a fine truck farm. Here we were well cared for, modestly charged, and left 
the next morning for Rantowles, where, at the station, we found the agent gloomily awaiting 
his chill, and impressed with the belief that he would succumb, like his predecessors, to the 
malarial scourge which infests the country for miles around. 

John Seabrook, of Edisto Island, is buried in a small plot, on Edisto Island, which contains 
half a dozen Seabrook stones and vaults, rapidly going to decay. The land, surrounding the 
graveyard, is owned by a thrifty colored man, Ben Simmons, and his hogs are allowed to roam 
within the former enclosure. It was this Ben Simmons who hired me his forlorn looking carriage, 
at an exorbitant price, and gave us tasty food out of a varied and scant collection of old and 
broken china. When asked whether any of John Seabrook's descendants still dwelt in this 
locality, he bumptiously said : " de old folk dey are all gon, but some of the ancestors live here- 
about. " The epitaphs on these stones are: 

John Seabrook died, Nov. 26, 1783, aged 52 years; [born 1731]. 

Mrs. Sarah Seabrook died, Oct. 21, 1798. in her 59th year; [n6e Lawton?; born 1738]. 

John Seabrook died, Jan. 10, 1795, in his 29th year; [born 1766]. 

William Seabrook died, Sept. i, 1836, in his 64th year; [born 1772; flat tombstone; he was known as 
Rich William Seabrook|. 

Mrs. Mary Ann Seabrook died, July 30 1818, in her 39th year; [born 1779; flat tomb]. 

William Seabrook Legare died 1850; an infant. 

1 JOHN SEABROOK and SARAH SEABROOK were the parents of John Seabrook, 
born in 1766, and of WiUiam Seabrook, born in 1772, and Mrs. Mary Ann Seabrook was the wife 
of WUliam Seabrook, known as " Rich William. " This William Seabrook's relatives have inter- 
married with the Pinckneys, Heywards, Gaillards and others of the best South Carolina blood. 

2 "RICH WILLIAM SEABROOK," son of John Seabrook, i, "was one of the 
wealthiest and noblest of the name." While he resided on Edisto Island, he owned much 
land elsewhere, among other pieces, Seabrook Island, now the property of one of his grand- 
sons. At one time, he owned over one thousand slaves. 

In 1825, he entertained Lafayette, who, while his guest, stood godfather for his daughter, 
Caroline Lafayette Seabrook, at her baptism. His residence, still standing on Edisto Island, 
is marked with the letters W S in the house railing, and is distinguished thus from the house of 
his son, William Seabrook, which was the most pretentious one on the Island in its day. It is 
occupied by his grandson, Marcellus Seabrook, aged about fifty years, a gracious, cultured and 
refined man, who now supervises the estate for a Charleston lawyer, by the name of Smith. 

Rich WiUiam Seabrook married, first. Miss Mikell; second, Emma Edings. He died in 

Issue by first wife 

3 William Seabrook 

4 E. Mikell Seabrook 

5 G. Washington Seabrook 

6 Sarah Seabrook 

7 Mary Seabrook 

Issue by second wife 

8 Martha Seabrook 

9 Caroline Lafayette Seabrook 


10 Julia Seabrook 

11 Robert Seabrook 

12 Chip [Joseph?] Seabrook 

3 WILLIAM SEABROOK, son of William Seabrook, 2, inherited his father's wealth. 
He built, upon Edisto Island, an extremely spacious and elegant house, and sent to England 
for the landscape gardener, Thompson, who came and laid out his lands, at an expense of $30,000. 
Thompson made his home here, and, I am told, left his fortune of $100,000., to Charleston, 
which has perpetuated his memory in calling the auditorium after him. 

The fish pond was also a great feature on the old plantation, from which, at command, 
fish were drawn. Now, it is simply indicated by a depression, overgrown with weeds, and the 
famous gardens are now a mere suggestion. The fine house that he built was despoiled of its 
furnishings, and gutted, even of its mahogan}- woodwork, during the recent Rebellion, when a 
sloop sailed directly to its doors and took away everything of value. 

William Seabrook, as he appears in a photograph owned by his grandson, Mitchell Sea- 
brook, taken when he was about sixty years of age, was a large, portly man ; bald, with a cheery 
kindly face, finely dressed. Photographs of his famous gardens are owned by Mrs. Hopkinson. 
With the War, his fortune was entirely swept away, and his widow spent her declining days in a 
home for the impoverished ladies of Charleston, founded by the labors of a reverend gentleman, 
of that city. 

Both William Seabrook and his father married sisters, Edings [?], the father having had 
previous wives. His great house is now occupied by his grandson, Mitchell Seabrook, who is 
aged about thirty-five years, polite, intelligent and refined. 


13 William Seabrook; married Miss Whaley. 

14 Edward Seabrook; married Miss Mitchell. 

4 E. MICKELL SEABROOK, son of WilHam Seabrook, 2, was an Edisto Island planter 
of eminence. He graduated from Princeton, in 1823. 

His tombstone stands, in the Presbyterian Churchyard, on Edisto Island: 
Ephraim Mikell Seabrook, born Feb. 22, 1797; died Mch. 20, 1846. 

5 GEORGE WASHINGTON SEABROOK, son of William Seabrook, 2. 


15 William Seabrook 

6 SARAH SEABROOK, daughter of William Seabrook, 2, married when a spinster. 
Colonel Legree. Perhaps the infant, William Seabrook Legare, who died in 1850, and was in- 
terred in Rich William Seabrook's plot, was her son. 

8 MARTHA SEABROOK, daughter of William Seabrook, 2, married Count de Las- 
teyrie, of Paris, a nephew of Lafayette, and left a daughter and a son, who distinguished him- 
self in the Franco-Prussian War, in 1870. 

9 CAROLINE LAFAYETTE SEABROOK, daughter of William Seabrook, 2, was 
godfathered by Lafayette, on his last visit to America, in 1825, while stopping with her father. 
She was then six weeks old. She married James, son of Judge Hopkinson, of Philadelphia. 


Miss Hopkinson, daughter of the Judge, married a Mr. Biddle. At the same time as Caroline L. 
Seabrook's baptism took place, Thomas Wilkes Seabrook engaged himself to his future wife. 

James Hopkinson, born May i8, 1810; died Jan. 28, 1875. 
Caroline Lafayette Seabrook, his wife, born Feb. 22, 1825; died Dec. 13, 1879. 

Presbyterian Churchyard, Edisto Island. 

10 JULIA SEABROOK, daughter of William Seabrook, 2, married [Bowie?] Legree, a 
son of Dr. Legree, of James' Island. 

14 EDWARD SEABROOK, son of William Seabrook, 3, married Miss Mitchell. 

16 Mitchell Seabrook 

15 WILLIAM SEABROOK, son of George Washington Seabrook, 5. 

William Seabrook 

There died in this city yesterday, at the early age of 40, William Seabrook, a gentleman who possessed 
the high regard and esteem of all who knew him. 

Wilham Seabrook was the son of George Washington Seabrook, and was reared on Edisto. He graduated 
at the S. C. College during President Thornwell's administration, taught school at Bluffton and in Charles- 
ton, was admitted to the Bar in 1869, and elected corporation counsel last year. 

Throughout his brief Hfe he was always a useful man, devoting himself to the interests of others to the 
utter forgetfulness of self; diligent and patient in his pursuits, conscientious in all things, earnest and generous 
in character, and of so rare a modesty that his few intimates were allowed only an occasional ghmpse of his 
many attainments. 

He was proficient in classical learning, exact in scholarship and of wide professional knowledge. He 
enjoyed the confidence of his associates at the Bar, and attained the honorable position he lately occupied 
without seeking it by political arts. [May 13, 1878?] 

1 GABRIEL SEABROOK, of Edisto Island, owned large estates, on that Island, 
between 1792 and 1808. 


2 Ephriam Seabrook 

3 Henry Seabrook 

4 John Seabrook 

5 Mary Ann Seabrook 1 • . tt o u 1 

6 Elizabeth Seabrook / "^^"'^^ ^^'^''^ Seabrook. 

2 EPHRAIM SEABROOK, son of Gabriel Seabrook, i, married Miss Hanihan; else- 
where he is given a wife, Miss Mikell, and he is then called Ephraim M. Seabrook. 


7 John Seabrook 

8 Ephraim Seabrook 

9 Edward W. Seabrook; married Miss Dawson, of Baltimore, Md. 

10 Joseph Seabrook; married Phoebe Hamilton, and had two children. There was 

a Joseph W. Seabrook, son-in-law to Col. Paul Hamilton. 

11 Henry Seabrook; was engaged to Martha Washington, a lineal descendant of the 

President's brother. The marriage was never consummated, and neither ever 


married. Elsewhere I find that Henry Seabrook was a lawyer, of Charleston, 

S. C, and was married, and the father of E. H. Seabrook. 
11^ Mary Elizabeth Seabrook; married, first, Paul Hamilton; second, William H. 

11'' Louisa Anastasia Seabrook; unmarried; living, aged about 80 years, in 1908, 

in Charleston, S. C. She is the owner of the old homestead on Edisto Island, 

about twelve miles from the landing. 

3 . HENRY SEABROOK, son of Gabriel Seabrook, i, [married his cousin, Mary Ann 


12 Emma Seabrook 

13 Elizabeth Seabrook 

14 Sarah Ann Seabrook 

15 Matilda Seabrook; unmarried. 

16 Dr. Edward Seabrook 

17 William Phoenix Seabrook 

4 JOHN SEABROOK, son of Gabriel Seabrook, i, married, first. Miss Murray; second, 
Martha Meggett. 

Issue by first wife 

18 Dr. Whitemarsh Seabrook 

19 Joseph Dill Seabrook 

20 James Murray Seabrook 

21 Josephine Seabrook; eldest daughter. 

Issue by second wife 

22 Elizabeth Seabrook; married B. Seabrook. 

23 Anna Seabrook 

24 Pauline Seabrook 

25 Abbie Seabrook; deceased. 

26 Other children 

7 JOHN SEABROOK, son of Ephraim Seabrook, 2, was called " French John, " because 
of his polished manners. He married, rather late in life. Miss Turnipseed, daughter of the 
celebrated Crimean surgeon. He was called Dr. John Seabrook ; was educated in France, and 
died, over ninety years of age, at Columbus, S. C, but a short time since. He left one daughter. 

8 COL. EPHRAIM SEABROOK, son of Ephraim Seabrook, 2, married, first, Miss 
Bulow; second, Marian Duboes; third, the widow of Col. Bartow. 

Issue by second wife 

27 Duboes Seabrook. I am informed that this gentleman is writing a Seabrook 


28 Julius Seabrook 

29 Edgar, or Ernest, Seabrook 

30 Marie Seabrook 

31 Kate Seabrook [?] 


9 EDWARD SEABROOK, son of Ephraim Seabrook, 2, married Miss Dorsey, daughter 
of Senator Dorsey, of Georgia. 


32 Henrietta Hill Seabrook 

33 Edgar Seabrook 

34 Marian Seabrook 

35 Julian Seabrook [?] 

1 BENJAMIN SEABROOK, married, first, a daughter of one of the Sea Island families, 
who was possessed of much wealth; second Miss Baynard. 

Issue by second wife 

2 Joseph Seabrook 

3 Thomas Bannister Seabrook 

4 Benjamin Seabrook 

2 JOSEPH SEABROOK, son of Benjamin Seabrook, i, was born about 1769; died, in 
181 5, aged fifty years. He was known as " Sulky Joe, " to distinguish him from " Cussing Joe " 
Seabrook. He married, first, Miss Austin, of England, and had no issue; second. Miss Whaley; 
third, Martha Beckett. 

Issue by second wife 

5 Mary Seabrook; married, first, James Clark; second, Richard Townsend. 

Issue by third wife 

6 William Benjamin Seabrook 

7 Joseph Baynard Seabrook 

8 James Beckett Seabrook 

9 Elizabeth Seabrook; married Mr. Hills. 

10 Martha Seabrook; died aged fifteen years. 

1 1 Francis Seabrook ; died aged twelve years. 

3 THOMAS BANNISTER SEABROOK, son of Benjamin Seabrook, i, married Miss 


12 Elizabeth Seabrook; married Mr. Miller. 

13 Caroline Seabrook; married Mr. Geddies. 

14 Martha Seabrook; married Mr. Faber. 

4 BENJAMIN SEABROOK, son of Benjamin Seabrook, i. 


15 Whitemarsh Seabrook 

6 WILLIAM BENJAMIN SEABROOK, son of Joseph Seabrook, 2, married, first, 
Elizabeth McCloud; second, EHzabeth Royal, who was living in 1881. 

Issue by first wife 

16 William Bannister Seabrook 

1 7 Julius Seabrook 


Issue by second wife 

18 Martha Love Seabrook 

19 Cornelia Royal Seabrook 

20 Rev. Josiah McCloud Seabrook 

21 Franklin Pierce Seabrook 

22 George Seabrook 

23 Jane Seabrook 

7 REV. JOSEPH BAYNARD SEABROOK, son of Joseph Seabrook, 2, married, first, 
Sarah Bailey; second, Lydia Bailey, widow of Mr. Whaley; third, Martha Catharine Beckett, 
living in 1881. He started to make a genealogical investigation of the Seabrook family, and 
collected a large amount of data, which was destroyed during the late Rebellion. This data he 
brought with him and showed it to Mrs. Henry Seabrook, of Kej^ort, N. J., when visiting her, 
about 1860-1865. 

"Joseph Baynard Seabrook was violently opposed to the late War, and being a man who 
spoke out boldly and fearlessly his mind on all subjects, did not remain silent here, where 
he thought so much was at stake. He invariably prophesied failure, therefore was looked upon 
coldly by his more hot-headed relatives and friends. But, like a true patriot, went with his 
state, gave his sons and what of his substance was needed, cast in all, and, like the rest, lost all." 
Letter of Mrs. Joseph B. Seabrook, (Mrs. Martha C. Seabrook), Charleston, S. C, June 19, 1878. 

From the New York Observer. 
Rev. Dr. Seabrook, of Charleston, gave me a very interesting account of his labors among the colored 
people. He is a minister of the Episcopal Church, of one of the old, wealthy families of South Carolina, for- 
merly a slaveholder himself. Now he is one of the many whose fortunes were lost in the gulf of war. But he 
continues to preach to the colored people, as he has long done, and he has an attached and faithful people, 
unable to give him a salary, but he gives them all the energy of his soul and life, to train them for usefulness 
and glory. Of such is the KLingdom of Heaven. Irenaeus. 

Rev. Joseph B. Seabrook. 

After a brief illness of ten days, the Rev. Jos. B. Seabrook, for several years past the rector of St. Mark's 
Church and the Superintendent of the city Public Schools, died at his residence, in Spring Street, in this city, 
yesterday morning. Mr. Seabrook was born October 10, 1809, on Edisto Island, and was, consequently, at the 
time of his death, in the 68th year of his age. He graduated at Princeton College; studied law under Hugh S. 
Legare, and was admitted to the Bar soon after graduating. In consequence of ill health, he abandoned the 
law, and betook himself to planting and teaching. Subsequently he conceived the desire to enter the ministry, 
and was ordained to the ministrj^ of the Episcopal Church, in 1848. His labors in this field were chiefly among 
the colored people — a work to which he believed himself called by Divine Providence, — and to which he devoted 
himself wth untiring zeal to the day of his death. At his own e.xpense, he erected a church, at Bluffton, in 1849, 
and another, at St. Paul's Parish, in 1859. During his life he accomplished great good, as an educator, and, so 
great was his zeal and enthusiasm on this subject, that he educated a large number of poor boys at his own ex- 
pense. During the War, he was pastor of Grace Church, and the close of the War found him at his post. 
Shortly afterwards, he was called to the rectorship of St. Mark's Church, which position he filled up to the time 
of his death. About three years ago, he was chosen Superintendent of the Public Schools of the city, which po- 
sition he filled with satisfaction to the public. In respect to the memory of the deceased, the public schools 
were closed yesterday, by order of the Board of Commissioners, and will remain closed until after the funeral 
services, which will take place from St. Mark's Church, at 1 1 o'clock this morning. 

Late Rev. J. B. Seabrook. — The funeral services of this reverend gentlernan, the rector of St. Mark's 
Church, and Superintendent of the public schools of the city, were held yesterday morning, at 11 A. M., at 
St. Mark's Church. The attendance on the part of the devoted and deeply affected congregation, prominent 
citizens and clergymen was very large. The Rev. Messrs. Prentiss, Hanckel, Green, Welsh, Steele and Whaley 
were present in the chancel, and conducted the services, the former clergymen preaching a discourse happily 
adapted to the occasion. The rich floral offerings heaped upon the coffin showed the regard in which the de- 
ceased was held by his congregation and friends. After the services, the remains were conveyed to Magnolia 
Cemetery for interment. The pall-bearers, six in number, were the vestrymen of the church. 


Issue by first wife 

24 Martha Sarah Seabrook 

25 Joseph Baynard Seabrook 

26 Caroline Cecile Seabrook 

27 Ephraim Baynard Seabrook 

28 Theodore Beckett Seabrook 

29 Mary Elizabeth Seabrook 

30 William Murray Seabrook 

31 Pereneau Finley Seabrook 

32 Ann Louise Seabrook 

Issue by second wife 

33 Isabel Seabrook 

34 Lydia Seabrook 

Issue by third wife 

35 Martha Beckett Seabrook, born about 1872. 

8 JAMES BECKETT SEABROOK, son of Joseph Seabrook, 2, married Elizabeth 
Clark Bailey, whose sister, Sarah Ann Bailey, married Rev. Joseph B. Seabrook. 


36 Elizabeth Moriu Seabrook 

37 Kate Ash Seabrook 

38 St. John Seabrook 

39 Matilda Eloise Seabrook 

and other children to the total of nine. 

15 WHITEMARSH SEABROOK, son of Benjamin Seabrook, 4, was a graduate of 
Princeton College, in 1812, and Governor of South Carolina in 1848-1850. He married Miss 
Hamilton, daughter of Paul Hamilton, Secretary of the Navy under President Madison. 


40 Archibald Seabrook; married Miss Pinkney, sister of the Rev. Mr. Pinkney; had 


41 Dr. Benjamin Seabrook; married Miss Strobart. 

42 Paul Hamilton Seabrook ; married Mary Elizabeth Seabrook, daughter of Ephraim 

Mikell Seabrook. 

43 Septima Seabrook; living in 188,1. 

44 Julia Seabrook; living in 1881; unmarried. 

Judge Paul E. Seabrook, of Darien, Ga., ig a grandson of Governor Seabrook. 

24 MARTHA SARAH SEABROOK, daughter of Rev. Joseph B. Seabrook, 7, was aged 
forty- two years, in 1881. She supplied me with much information. She was then the \'ice- 
principal of a colored school. She married William Seabrook, a lawyer, who died Jan. 14, 1878. 
He was a son of G. Washington Seabrook and a grandson of "Good William Seabrook." 


45 A daughter 


27 EPHRAIM BAYNARD SEABROOK, son of Rev. Joseph B. Seabrook, 7, was the 
oldest son. He graduated from Princeton College, in 1861. He died Aug. 12, 1877. 

"He was a brilliant, unfortunate fellow, broken by ill-health and domestic misfortunes. 
He wrote for the 'Galaxy ' for some years and at a very early period of his life. His writings 
were marked by power and a finished elegance, remarkable for so young a man. His genius was 
very versatile, and, had he lived, would have been a marked man. " 

42 PAUL HAMILTON SEABROOK, son of Governor Whitemarsh Seabrook, 15, mar- 
ried Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Ephraim Mikell Seabrook. 


46 Paul Seabrook ; married and had a son. 

47 Ephraim Mikell Seabrook, (called Ephraim Hamilton Seabrook), my informant; 

married Miss Booth, of Philadelphia, Pa., and, in 1908, had two adult daughters. 
He was born in Charleston, S. C; resides at Jacksomdlle, Fla., and is in the 
transportation business. Mr. Seabrook has in his possession a ring, finely 
mounted and engraved, mth Seabrook arms, which belonged to his great-grand- 
father. It carries: Crest, an arm erect holding a cross crosslett fitchee in the 
hand; the Shield a lion rampant carrying a cross crosslet fitchee. 

1 JOHN SEABROOK, of Edisto Island, Avas, probably, a brother of Gabriel Seabrook. 
He married Ann Smiley. 


2 Joseph Seabrook 

3 Henry Seabrook 

4 Smiley Seabrook 

5 Robert Seabrook 

6 Sarah Seabrook; married, first, Mr. Richardson; second, Mr. Ralston, of Daniel's 


7 Elizabeth Seabrook; married, first, Mr. Eddings; second, Capt. L. Lightburn, of 


2 JOSEPH SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, i, married Harriet Reynolds. 


8 Harriet Seabrook; married, first, John Seabrook; second, Mr. Mitchell. 

9 Sarah Seabrook; married Dr. O. O. Curtis, of John's Island. 

10 Nancy Seabrook; married Robert Rivers, of Stono, S. C. 

11 Elizabeth Seabrook; married Thomas Wilson, of South Carolina. 

12 Joseph Henry Seabrook 

13 Robert Seabrook; died unmarried. 

3 HENRY SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, i, married, first, Elizabeth Seabrook, 
his cousin; second, Mary Ann Seabrook, sister of his first wife, a very haughty woman. 

Issue by first wife 

14 Smiley Seabrook; died unmarried. 

15 Ephraim Seabrook; died unmarried. 


Issue by second wife 

1 6 William Scab rook; unmarried. 

17 Dr. Edward Seabrook; unmarried. 

18 Emma Seabrook; married Benjamin Rivers, brother of Robert Rivers mentioned 


19 Eliza Seabrook; married Mr. Herriot [?] 

20 Matilda Seabrook; married Dr. Palmer, of South Carolina. 

21 Sarah Ann Seabrook ; unmarried. 

4 SMILEY SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, 1, married Martha Whitaker, of Bam- 
well District. 


22 Elizabeth Seabrook; married Henry, a brother of Charles Francis Adams. They 

live at Columbus, Ohio. 

23 Mary Ann Seabrook; married Mr. Johnson, of Rome, Ga. 

5 ROBERT SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, i. 


24 Benjamin Seabrook 

25 Martha Seabrook; lived in Alabama. 

12 JOSEPH HENRY SEABROOK, son of Joseph Seabrook, 2, married, first, Miss Hogg, 
of Beaufort Island, and moved to Quincy, Fla. He married, second, the widow of Dr. Pue, of 
Beaufort Island; third a lady from the same place. 


26 Sarah Seabrook; married Mr. Coleman, of Beaufort Island. 



2 Thomas Wilkes Seabrook; "own cousin to Joseph Seabrook." 

2 THOMAS WILKES SEABROOK, son of Henry Whitemarsh Seabrook, 1, married 
Eliza Mary Partridge, of England, whose mother was Miss Lions. Thomas Wilkes Seabrook 
resided at Beaufort, S. C, where he died about 1809. "Mary Elizabeth Partridge" had an 
uncle, Edward Lecraft, an aide to Benjamin Franklin, when Envoy to France, who was buried 
at Beaufort, S. C. His miniature, ornamented by thirteen stars on the reverse side, painted 
in France, in 1776, and obtained from Honoria Wilkes Seabrook, is now in the possession of 
Dr. John E. Stillwell, of New York City. 


3 Whitemarsh Seabrook; died young. 

4 A daughter 

5 John Lecraft Seabrook 

6 Thomas Wilkes Seabrook 

5 JOHN LECRAFT SEABROOK, son of Thomas Wilkes Seabrook, 2, died at Graham- 
ville, S. C. He married, first, Harriet Seabrook, eldest daughter of Joseph Seabrook, of St. 


Paul's Parish, near Rantowles' Bridge, S. C. They had one child, who died young. His widow 
was left a dower, and the balance of his estate, he conveyed to the family of his brother, Thomas 
Wilkes Seabrook. His widow married Mr. Mitchell. 

6 THOMAS WILKES SEABROOK, son of Thomas Wilkes Seabrook, 2, was born, about 
1809, at Beaufort, S. C, and died May i, 1835. He married, in June, 1827, at St. Paul's Parish, 
Martha Mary Seabrook, third daughter of Joseph Seabrook. After the decease of her husband, 
she married J. L. Rose. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rose were living in 1882. At the time of their 
marriage, Thomas Wilkes Seabrook was eighteen years of age and Martha Mary Seabrook 
was fifteen years of age. 


7 Whitemarsh Seabrook 

8 Benjamin Alston Seabrook 

9 Honoria Wilkes Seabrook 

A coat of arms, belonging to the family, is in the garret of Mrs. Rose, n6e Seabrook; also 
an old family Bible. 

7 WHITEMARSH SEABROOK, son of Thomas Wilkes Seabrook, 6, was killed in the 
Confederate service, at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was buried, at Hampton, Va., June, 
1864. He married Emily Rivers. 


10 Thomas Seabrook; married Miss Craford. 

11 Olivia Seabrook; married Dr. Bailey, of Edisto Island; a cousin. 

8 BENJAMIN ALSTON SEABROOK, son of Thomas Wilkes Seabrook, 6, died, at 
Williston, S. C, in 1864. He married Miss Derwood. 


12 Josephine Seabrook 

9 HONORIA WILKES SEABROOK, daughter of Thomas Wilkes Seabrook, 6, was 
born at St. Paul's Parish, and married Mr. Fentenheim. She was the eldest of the family and 
supplied me with much information, while temporarily living in New York City. 


The South CaroHna Seabrooks were, generally, opulent and well educated. Among them 
were lawyers, physicians, clergymen and many college-bred men. During the late unfortunate 
war between the states, many of them died for the cause they served and believed right. Of 
six Seabrooks, all officers, who were in the Virginia campaign, five are lying there today, one a 
brother of Robert E. Seabrook. Many were large planters of rice and Sea Island cotton, and 
became very rich men, but the war sadly wrecked their estates, and now they are working hard 
for a living. Letter of Robert E. Seabrook. 


Robert E. Seabrook, schoolmaster, residing in Charleston, married, but without issue, has 
perhaps, given more time to compiling the history of the Seabrook family than any one else. 
When I called upon him, he was absent upon his summer vacation. Such data as I present here, 
no doubt, could be much enriched by his knowledge. 

One of the Seabrooks sent his son, Thomas, to Europe for travel and study. Upon his re- 
turn, his father asked him what he Hked most while abroad, and he replied, "Paris, father." 
"I'll buy it for you, my son, I'll buy it for you," was his rejoinder. 

Polly Seabrook, cousin of Martha, wife of William Seabrook, died aged over one hundred 
years. She told Mrs. Seabrook, who gave the information to me, in 1899, that several brothers, 
by the name of Seabrook, came, jointly, to America, and settled;one, each, in New York, Vir- 
ginia and South Carolina. Existing records do not bear out this tradition. 

" communication is difficult, never as easy as at the North, but singularly difficult 

now, for the war laid waste and desolated the coast of South CaroHna in a fearful manner. The 
lands have all changed hands and the former masters are dead; their children feebly stri\'ing 
to keep soul and body together. Perhaps our sins have found us out. God only knows who was 
most to blame. That must be left to wiser heads than ours to decide, but a fearful trouble has 
fallen on all. " Letter of Mrs. Joseph B. Seabrook, June 19, 1878. 

In 1782, the estate of Joseph Seabrooke, of South Carolina, was amerced twelve per cent. 
There is reason to believe that, at the outset, he was a Whig. 

Joseph Seabrooke, Jr., of South Carolina, was in office, under the Crowm, after the surrender 
of Charleston. His property was confiscated. Sabine's Royalists in the Revolutionary War. 

General Richard Jenkins, who was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness, was the son of a 
Seabrook mother. 

In 1845, Everardus Whalley Seabrook was a graduate of Harvard. 




1 MOSES SEABROOK, born 1743, came, with a brother, to Baltimore, Md., where 
they separated. He died in 1839. 


2 Elijah Seabrook 

3 Samuel Seabrook; has a large posterity, among them a son, Moses. He lives near 

Emmetsburg, Md. They spell their name Seabrooks. 

4 James Seabrook 

5 Moses Seabrook 

6 A son, who settled in Ohio. 


2 ELIJAH SEABROOK, son of Moses Seabrook, i, moved from Maryland to Pennsyl- 


7 William Seabrook ; married and had two children ; one, Alice Seabrook, lived near 

Emmetsburg, near the Pennsylvania line. 

8 John Seabrook 

9 Nancy Seabrook 

10 Jane Seabrook 

11 Elizabeth Seabrook; married Mr. Zimmerman, of Adams Co., 111. 

12 Mary Seabrook; married Mr. Andrew. 

13 Euphemia Seabrook; married Moses, son of Samuel Seabrook, and live near 


14 Florence Seabrook; married Mr. Zimmerman; his second wife. 

8 JOHN SEABROOK, son of Elijah Seabrook, 2, married, first, Mary Fettrow; second, 
Kate Delhi. He was living in 1883. 


15 Silas L. Seabrook 

16 Clarence Seabrook 

17 Carrie Seabrook 

18 William Seabrook 

15 SILAS L. SEABROOK, son of John Seabrook, 8, was born in 1852; married Mary E. 
HaU, and, in 1883, resided at Little Falls, N. Y. He is a lawyer, and supplied me with the his- 
tory of the Maryland Seabrooks. 


19 Harry Seabrook 


1759, May 5. John Seabrook and Mary E. Anderson were married. 

Christ Church Records Philadelphia, Pa., p. 227. 
1823. Burrowes Seabrook; unlocated. 
Harrison Seabrook, of 252 South Second St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

At Colerain, Lancaster County, Pa., is a colony of Seabrooks. 

On the road between Baltimore and Washington is a station called Seabrook. 

Frederick County, Md., has a colony of Seabrooks. 

W. L. W. Seabrook, Esq., of Anne Arundel County, Md., was nominated, June 26, 1863, 
for Commissioner of the Land Office, by the Unconditional Union Party. 

W. L. W. Seabrook, Esq., of Westminster, Md., made remarks at the 20th Annual Conven- 
tion, held at Richmond, Va., in 1875. 




THOMAS SHEPHERD, apparently the first of the name in Monmouth County, married 
Deborah, daughter of Joseph Grover. He died. May 17, 1751, aged 73 years. 

1 751, May 17. Will of Thomas Shephard, of Middletown, sick, etc., mentioned: 

Wife, Deborah 

Eldest son, Joseph, who received 10 shillings. 

Two eldest daughters, Sarah StUlwell 1 , . , , .„. 

Rebeckah Co.x / ^^^^ '^^^'"'^^ '° '^^"S"" 
Son, John Shephard, received 10 shillings. 

Daughter, Deborah Burros, received £50, "with what I have given her already." 
Daughter, Hannah Still, received £50, "with what I have given her already." 
Daughter, Mary Shephard, received £30, and a negro girl. 
Executors: sons, Thomas and Ebenezer Shephard. 

The inventory of his personal estate included negroes, an abundance of cattle, and house- 
hold goods, and amounted to £655-1-4. 

1759, Dec. 19. Will of Deborah Shepherd, widow & Relict of Thomas Shepherd, Late of 
Middletown, County of Monmouth, "in health"; proved Nov. 12, 1768, mentioned: 

To "Heirs of my Eldeft Son Jofeph Shepherd Deceased," 10 shillings. 

Son, Thomas Shepherd, received "all lands and meadows wherof I may die seized of," he paying the 

"to Thomas Shepherd son of my son Ebenezer Shepherd Dec'd £200 when he becomes of age." 

" to Sarah Shepherd Sister of my s'' Grandson Thomas Shepherd £100 at day of marriage," or at the age 
of eighteen. 

If grandson, Thomas Shepherd, does not live to become of age, then the £200, given to Sarah Shepherd, 
or if Sarah Shepherd should die, then both the £100 and £200 to Grandson, Thomas Shepherd, or if neither 
live, then their legacies " to my son, Thomas Shepherd," he to pay his five sisters, Sarah Stillwell, Rebeckah Co.x, 
Deborah Burrows, Hannah Stelle and Mary Jonfton, £100, to be equally divided. 

Personal estate to be equally divided between daughters. 

Executors: "My Son Thomas Shepherd & my friend James Grover, (son of James)." 

She signed her name in full. 

Witnesses: Cyrenius Vanmatr, Chrineyonce Van Mater and Jofiah Holmef. 

1768, Nov. 12. Thomas Shepherd qualified, at Middletown, as executor. 

1769, Jan. 4. James Grover renounced his executorship. Witness: Hugh Patten. 




2 Joseph Shepherd; eldest son. 

3 Thomas Shepherd 

4 Ebenezer Shepherd; died prior to 1759, as per his mother's will. 

5 Sarah Shepherd, born May 2, 1708; married Joseph Stillwell, of Nutswamp, 

Middletown, N. J. 

6 Rebecca Shepherd; married Mr. Cox. 

7 Deborah Shepherd; married Edward Burrowes. 

8 Hannah Shepherd; married Mr. Steele. Dr. Steele, of Grand or Broome St., New 

York City, was her descendant. 

9 Mary Shepherd; married Mr. Johnston. 

10 John Shepherd 

2 JOSEPH SHEPHERD, son of Thomas Shepherd, i, married Rebeckah Lippit, May 
19, 1733. He died Sept. 2, 1753. 

Joseph Shepherd, in 1 7 1 5, resided in Nutswamp, about two miles from Leedsville. When her 
husband died, Rebecca (Lippit) Shepherd moved to the home of her kinspeople in Middletown 
village, with her small children. Joseph Shepherd possessed the Shepherd trait of tyranny to an 
extreme degree. Tradition has it that he yoked his negroes to the plough in lieu of cattle. 

1753, Sept. 14. Inventory of the personal estate of Joseph Shepherd, taken this date, by 
Andrew Winter and Nath' Leonard, amounted to £251-19-8. Among the items were: ">^ 
doz. silver spoons & a small tankard £2-5-0." 


11 Katharine Shepherd, born Aug. 11, 1734; married Richard Crawford. 

12 Deborah Shepherd, born Dec. 22, 1735; married John Leonard. 

13 Sarah Shepherd ] a spinster. 

\ twins; born Sept. i, 1737. 

14 Mary Shepherd J married James Winter. 

15 Hannah Shepherd, born Sept. 11, 1739; married Col. John Smock, of Holmdel, ' 

for his third wife. 

16 Thomas Shepherd, born June 22, 1741. He was the founder of Shepherd's Town, 

W. Va. He left with a gun and an axe. 

17 Capt. Moses Shepherd, born Oct. 25, 1743. He was the youngest child, and small 

when his father died. 

3 THOMAS SHEPHERD, son of Thomas Shepherd, i, married, Sept. 13, 1747, Sarah 
Dennis, who was born, Apr. 18, 1723, about daybreak. She died Mch. 14, 1813. 


19 Ehsha Shepherd, born July 14, 1750. 

20 Amelia Shepherd, born Feb. 14, 1753; [married William Lippincott.] 

21 Clemence Shepherd, born Feb. 7, 1755; [married Thomas Lloyd.] 

22 Jacob Shepherd, born Aug. 14, 1756. 

23 Thomas Shepherd, born Sept. 19, 1758. 

24 Sarah Shepherd, born May 9, 1765. 

*The dates of birth of his issue were copied by Mr. George T. Beekman. of Middletown, from an old account book of Joseph 
Shepherd, of his business as miller. 

tFrom a Bible owned by Mrs. Sarah E. Layton, Washington and Borden Streets, Red Bank, N. J. 


4 EBENEZER SHEPHERD, son of Thomas Shepherd, i. 

1759, Nov. 14. On the inventory of the personal estate of Ebenezer Shepherd, of Mon- 
mouth County, of this date, Cattrina Shepard appeared as administratrix. 

1759, Nov. 19. Bond for £400, of Catharine Shepherd, widow of Ebenezer Shepherd, of 
Middletown, and his administratrix, and Thomas Shepherd, yeoman, bondsman. Catharine 
Shepherd made her mark, and Thomas Shepherd signed in fuU. 

In 1759, as per the will of his mother he had the following 


25 Thomas Shepherd 

26 Sarah Shepherd 

5 SARAH SHEPHERD, daughter of Thomas Shepherd, i, was bom May 2, 1709, and 
married Joseph Stillwell, of Nutswamp, Middletown, N. J., Dec. 28, 1728. 

Issue; see Stillwell Family 
Thirteen children. 

6 REBECCA SHEPHERD, daughter of Thomas Shepherd, i, married Mr. Cox. 

A daughter Cox; married Mr. Truex. 
Beck Truex; married Mr. Newel. 
James Truex ; married Miss Ogborne ; no issue. 
John Truex; married Althea Snyder. 

11 KATHARINE SHEPHERD, daughter of Joseph Shepherd, 2, married Richard 
Crawford, by hcense dated Sept. 17, 1751. She was born Aug. 11, 1734, and died Jan. 13, 1807. 
He was bom Jan. 27, 1729, and died Sept. 20, 1798. 

1794, Oct. I. Will of Richard Crawford, on record at Freehold, N. J. ; proved Mch. 8, 1806, 
mentioned : 

Wife, Katharine 
Sons, Richard Crawford 
George Crawford 
Daughters, Catharine Leonard 

Esther Burrowes 

Hannah Crawford 

Richard Crawford 
George Crawford 

Catharine Crawford; married Mr. Leonard. 
Esther Crawford; married Thomas Burrowes. She died, Feb. 15, 1836, aged 73 

years, 10 months and 26 days. He died, Aug. 24, 1805, aged 47 years and 

24 days. 
Hannah Crawford 

13 SARAH SHEPHERD, daughter of Joseph Shepherd, 2, was bora in 1737. She 
was a twin with Mary Shepherd. She was a spinster and known as "Aunt Sally." She died, 


Jan. 14, 183s, aged 97 years, 4 months and 3 days, and is buried in the Baptist Churchyard, 
Middletown, N. J. 

She '\\Tote Rev. Abel Morgan's epitaph, and broke two cart loads of clam shells in pieces 
with her hands, which were put beneath and around the first headstone of Rev. Abel Morgan, to 
prevent its sinking. It stood in the yard of the defunct Presbyterian Church, in Middletown, 
but was removed to the Baptist Churchyard, in the same village, where it stands adjacent to the 
monument recently erected. 

It was a by-word that Sally Shepherd worshiped God and Abel Morgan. 

The Rev. Mr. Morgan wore enormous big, plug, beaver hats, which were left in the garret 
of Capt. Moses Shepherd, 17, till destroyed by moth and age. Capt. Moses Shepherd settled 
his estate. Their farms were contiguous; Morgan's house and farm being upon the site of the 
Col. EHas Conover farm, on Middletown Turnpike going to Red Bank. 

14 MARY SHEPHERD, daughter of Joseph Shepherd, 2, was bom Sept. i, 1737. She 
was a twin with Sarah Shepherd, and married James Winter, who died in the Sugar House, New 
York, during the Revolutionary War. 


Deborah Winter; married Timothy Mount. 
Andrew Winter; married Rachel Bowne. 
Sarah Winter 
A daughter 

16 THOMAS SHEPHERD, son of Joseph Shepherd, 2, was born in 1741. At what time 
he left Middletown I do not know, but he was of the adventurous type, and left simply with a 
gun and an axe. He founded Shepherd's Town, W. Va. 


The Actress is Now the Wife of Mr. 
Rezin D. Shepherd, of Shepherdstown, W. Va. 
[By Telegraph to the New York Herald.] 

Shepherdstown, W. Va., April 27, 1897. — Mr. Rezin Davis Shepherd and his bride who was Miss Eliza- 
beth Lee Kirkland, daughter of General William W. Kirkland, better known by her stage name of Odette Tyler, 
arrived here this afternoon, and will spend part of their honeymoon at Mr. Shepherd's country home, Wild 
Goose Farm. 

Miss Kirkland and Mr. Shepherd were married by the Rev. Dr. Roderick Terry in New York on April i. 
The first public announcement of the event was made in the Shepherdstown register last Thursday, Mr. 
Shepherd having communicated the news in a letter to his mother, who resides here. 

Mr. Shepherd was a widower at the time of his marriage. His first wife was the well known actress, Marie 
Prescott, who died in New York city in August, 1893, after Little more than a year of married life. Mr. Shep- 
herd himself was an actor, appearing under the name of McLean, as the leading man in Miss Prescott's com- 
pany. He has not been on the stage since her death. 

Mr. Shepherd comes of an old and distinguished Virginian family, his ancestors being the founders of 
this town which bears their name. He is about thirty-eight years old, and is the eldest son of the late Colonel 
Henry Shepherd, who was the wealthiest man, probably, in this county. From his father he inherited a con- 
siderable fortune, including the estate of about four hundred acres of land known as Wild Goose Farm, which is 
the finest country seat in this section. 

The Shepherds were very prominent in business circles in New Orleans years ago, and are related to the 
Brookses, of Boston. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd were warmly received here by his mother and brother. They will remain at 
Wild Goose Farm until Thurdsay evening, when they will go to New York. On Saturday they will sail for 
Europe. Mrs. Shepherd will till her contract to play a three weeks' engagement in "Secret Service " in London. 


They will then return to the United States, and it is their present intention to settle at Wild Goose Farm, and 
Mrs. Shepherd says she will not go upon the stage again. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd desired that their marriage should be kept secret until they had sailed for Europe, 
on Saturday, and requested that no announcement should be made until Sunday next. 

17 CAPT. MOSES SHEPHERD, son of Joseph Shepherd, 2, was not qmte twenty-one 
when he married Rebecca, daughter of John and Mercy (Burrows) StillweU, by license dated 
Mch. 23, 1767, and she was not quite twenty-five. He died Nov. 16, 1819, and his wife, Rebecca, 
died, Nov. 2, 1839, aged 98 years, i month and 26 days. They are interred in the StillweU 
graveyard, on the Joseph Field farm, on the turnpike between Middletown and Red Bank. 

Capt. Moses Shepherd was a Revolutionary officer, and served eight years in the Revolu- 
tionary War. Just after the Revolution, he built a house, which is now standing, (1890), next 
to EUas Conover's farm on the road to Red Bank. 

Rebecca StiUweU, wife of Capt. Moses Shepherd, worshiped her brother, Joseph StiUwell, 
her father, and the Rev. Abel Morgan, "her trinity." Joseph StillweU esteemed her judgment, 
and rode more than once from Trenton, where he was a member of the Legislature, to her home, 
to obtain her views on matters of public moment. 

1836, Dec. 21. Will of Rebecca Shepherd, "old and feeble," on record at Freehold, N. J.; 
proved Dec. 11, 1839, mentioned: 
Son, Thomas Shepherd 
And other children, but not by name. 


27 Thomas Shepherd, born Aug. 17 or 18, 1780; died. May 24, 1865, in his 85th year. 

He was a Judge, Justice, etc. 

28 Rebecca Shepherd; married Thomas Fields. 

Thomas Fields 

Joseph Fields. He resided on the old StiUwell farm, near Red Bank, on the 
Middletown turnpike, and died, Apr. i, 1897, aged nearly 105 years. 

29 Ann Shepherd; married James Lewis. 

30 Joseph Shepherd; married Nancy StiUweU. 

31 Moses Shepherd; married Mary Layton, perhaps a daughter of Isaac Layton. 

32 Eli^ha Shepherd; died an infant. 

33 Richard Shepherd; died an infant. 

19 ELISHA SHEPHERD, son of Thomas Shepherd, 3, was born, at MiUstone, N. J., 
July 16, 1750, and died, in Ohio, in 1834. 

He served in the Revolution as Sergeant; fought in the Battle of Monmouth, and was con- 
fined, as a prisoner of war, in the Provost's prison. WhUe there he suffered from poor food and 
cold, and waking one morning, found a dead man on either side of him. He twice escaped from 
the British soldiers, only to be recaptured, and his descendants stiU teU of his adventures and 
hairbieadth escapes. 

His great-grandson, S. M. Schanck, Esq., of Hightstown, N. J., says that Capt. EUsha 
Shepherd was taken prisoner, at Colt's Neck, by Capt. Tye, and imprisoned in the Hangman's 
Jail, afterwards the Hall of Records, New York City. In an effort to recapture EUsha Shepherd, 
the lamented Dr. and Col. Forman, if I remember rightly, were kiUed. 

"EUsha Shepherd was tall and slender, with blue eyes, square forehead, nose incUned to 
Roman, and a sUght catch in his speech when excited. He was a great reader, was kind and 
affectionate, and very neat." 


He married Alletta, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Conover) Smock, who was born Mch. 
16, 1753- 


34 Thomas Shepherd, born Oct. 12, 1770. 

35 John Shepherd, born Mch. 21, 1773. 

36 Sarah Shepherd, born May i, 1775. 

37 Elisha Shepherd, born June i, 1776. 

38 Ehzabeth Shepherd, born Apr. 28, 1778. 

39 Alletta Shepherd, born Dec. i, 1779. 

40 Henry Shepherd, born July 9, 1781. 

41 Jacob Shepherd, born Apr. 20, 1783. 

42 AmeUa Shepherd, born Mch. 6, 1785; married Thomas Christopher. 

43 Eleanor Shepherd, born July 20, 1787. 

44 George Shepherd, born Feb. 20, 1789. 

45 Clementina Shepherd, born Sept. 12, 1791. 

20 AMELIA SHEPHERD, daughter of Thomas Shepherd, 3, was born Feb. 14, 1753, 
married William Lippincott, by whom she had several sons. 

AmeHa Shepherd also had a son by Shore Stevenson, who was baptized, at Christ Church, 
Shrewsbury, in 1770, as Benoni — son of my sorrow — Hebrew. Under Benoni is written in 
lead pencil, "now Benjamin of New York." Benoni or Benjamin Stevenson, left off the final 
syllable "on," of his name, and was the father of John L. Stevens, the traveler. 

21 CLEMENCE SHEPHERD, daughter of Thomas Shepherd, 3, was born Feb. 7, 1755, 
and married Thomas Lloyd. 

Thomas Lloyd, bom Sept. 11, 1770. 
Clementina Lloyd, born Apr. 13, 1775. 
Clementina Lloyd, born Mch. 19, 1777. 
John Lloyd, born May 30, 1780. 
Sarah Lloyd, born Aug. 4, 1782; [single.] 
EUsha Lloyd, born June 5, 1784. 
WilUam Lloyd, born Sept. 8, 1786. 
Charles Lloyd, born Jan. 10, 1790. 

Mary Lloyd, born July i, 1793; [married Dr. Van Meul.] 
Clemence Lloyd, born Nov. 3, 1796. 
Betsey Lloyd, born June i, 1798. 

27 THOMAS SHEPHERD, ESQ., of Middletown, son of Capt. Moses Shepherd, 17, 
was born Aug. 17 or 18, 1780; died. May 24, 1865, in his 85th year; married, Apr. 11, 1802, 
Helena, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Willett) Stout, who was born Mch. 11, 1782. He was 
the only son of Capt. Moses Shepherd, hving, in 1844. He was a Judge, Justice, etc., and Asher 
Taylor, Esq., said that Thomas Shepherd and his sons "were square men." 


46 Ann Shepherd, born Mch. 11, 1803; eldest daughter; died, single, aged 30 years. 
47 Rebecca Shepherd, born Oct. 28, 1804; married Mr. Winter. 

*From a Bible owned by Mrs. Sarah E. Layton, nee Lloyd, Washington and Borden Streets, Red Bank, N. J. 


48 Joseph Shepherd, bom Oct. 12, 1806. 

49 Catharine Shepherd, bom Feb. 2, 1809. 

50 Lucy Shepherd, born May 6, 18 10; married, when well advanced in Hfe, CorneUus 

Conover. No issue. 

51 Thomas Shepherd, born Jan. 20, 1814. 

52 Thomas P. Shepherd, born Dec. 23, 1816; died, in the South, unmarried, aged 23 

years. He was a brilhant man. 

53 Helena Shepherd, born June 24, 1819; married Fred. H. Rickers, of New York. 

54 Mary Shepherd, born Jan. 28, 1822. 

55 Mary E. Shepherd, bom July 27, 1824; married Silas Shepherd, of New York, who 

was of no kin. She died, at Middletown, of apoplexy, Friday, Apr. 27, 1894. 

30 JOSEPH SHEPHERD, son of Capt. Moses Shepherd, 17, married Ann (Nancy) 
Stillwell, daughter of John, son of Thomas, son of Thomas and Alice (Throckmorton) Stillwell. 
They were both wealthy. Joseph Shepherd was drowned. 


56 William Shepherd, of New York. 

31 MOSES SHEPHERD, son of Capt. Moses Shepherd, 17, married Mary Layton. 
1823, Apr. 9. Will of Moses Shepherd, of Freehold, N. J.; proved Apr. 30, 1823, men- 
tioned his children as given below. 


57 Harmah Shepherd; married James Conover. 

58 Joseph Shepherd; married Lydia, daughter of Sheriff Craig. 

59 Adeline Shepherd; married Stephen Field. 

60 John Shepherd; married, first. Miss Bedle; second, Lydia Cooper. 

61 Thomas Shepherd; married Lucy Field. 

62 Mary Shepherd; married Mr. McChesney. 

34 THOMAS SHEPHERD, son of Elisha Shepherd, 19, was bom Oct. 12, 1770, and mar- 
ried Nellie Schenck, " one of the chunkies." He removed to Hamilton County, Ohio, and had issue. 

35 JOHN SHEPHERD, son of EHsha Shepherd, 19, was born Mch. 21, 1773, and 
married Anne Covenhoven. 


63 Barnes Smock Shepherd; baptized May 21, 1793. 

64 Ida Shepherd; baptized Nov. 6, 1798. 

36 SAR.\H SHEPHERD, daughter of EHsha Shepherd, 19, was born May i, 1775, and 
married Peter Voorhees, son of Koert and Sarah (Voorhees) Schenck. 

Sarah Shepherd Schenck died about 1807, and was buried near the church, in the yard of the 
old "Brick Church," Marlboro, N. J., and when the church was enlarged, it covered her grave. 

Elisha Schenck; married, first, Ida Schenck; second, Catherine Craig. 
Sarah Schenck; married Hendrick V. B. Schenck. 

Gertrude Schenck, born Jan. 31, 1802; married Roger Haddock Whitlock. 
Henry Schenck, born Jan. 24, 1805; married Mary Ann Mount. 


37 ELISHA SHEPHERD, son of Elisha Shepherd, 19, was born June i, 1776, and 
married, Dec. 24, 1796, Nelly van Kirk. 


65 Elisha Shepherd; baptized Apr. 4, 1800. 

66 Eleanor Shepherd; baptized Sept. 25, 1802, "given by her father as her Mother 

is deceased." 

38 ELIZABETPI SHEPHERD, daughter of Elisha Shepherd, 19, was bom Apr. 28, 
1778, and married .Albert Conover. 

EUnor Conover; married John Lambert. 
Clementine Conover; married Samuel GUman. 
Peter Conover; married Catherine Raymond. 
Elisha Conover; married Mary D. Schenck. 
Daniel Conover; married Sarah Shepherd. 
Sarah Conover; single. 
George Conover; married Agnes Craton. 

39 ALLETTA SHEPHERD, daughter of Elisha Shepherd, 19, was bom Dec. i, 1779, 
and married David George. 

Thomas George 
Eliza George 
Sarah George 

AUetta George; baptized June i, 1797. 
Rachel George; baptized Jan. 4, 1799. 
EUsha George; baptized Mch. 23, 1801. 
Joel George; baptized Apr. 5, 1803. 
Peter Schenck George; baptized Apr. 23, 1805. 

40 HENRY SHEPHERD, son of Elisha Shepherd, 19, was bom July 9, 1781, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth 


67 Margaret Shepherd; married Mr. Brokaw. 

68 Reune Shepherd 

69 Vandervere Shepherd 

70 Sarah Shepherd 

43 ELEANOR SHEPHERD, daughter of EUsha Shepherd, 19, was born July 20, 1787, 
and married, first, Francis Gustin; second, Mr. Christopher. 

Alletta Gustin 1 

Sarah Ann Gustin \ baptized June 9, 18 14, after their father's death. 
John Gustin J 


48 JOSEPH SHEPHERD, son of Thomas Shepherd, 27, was bom Oct. 12, 1806; was a 
law>'er of Red Bank, N. J., and married EUzabeth, daughter of John and Sarah (Hopping) Dorn. 


71 Elmira Shepherd; married James A. Greer, of New York City, parents of Mrs. 

Frank Tilford, of New York City. 

72 Mary Elizabeth Shepherd; married Dr. Edward Sutton Smith, of New York City. 

73 Helen Shepherd; married Grover H. Lufborrow, of Middletown, N. J., and has 

two daughters. 

74 Kate Shepherd; living, single, in 1894. 

75 Anna Shepherd; married Dr. Charles H. White, of Red Bank, N. J. 

56 WILLIAM SHEPHERD, of New York, son of Joseph Shepherd, 30, married Cath- 
arine, daughter of Thomas Conway. 


76 Anna Shepherd; married Mr. Paulison. 

77 Matilda Shepherd; married Robert Folds. 

78 Charles Shepherd 

79 William Henry Shepherd 

58 JOSEPH SHEPHERD, son of Moses Shepherd, 31, married Lydia, daughter of 
Sheriff Craig. 


80 Mary Ann Shepherd; married Mr. Patterson. 

81 Hannah Shepherd; married Mr. Rogers. 

82 John Shepherd 

83 Charles Shepherd 

84 Eveline Shepherd; married Mr. Perrine. 

85 Matilda Shepherd 

60 JOHN SHEPHERD, son of Moses Shepherd, 31, married, first, Amy Bedle; second, 
Lydia Cooper. 

Issue by first wife 

86 Thomas Edgar Shepherd, bom July 16, 1827. 

87 Louisa Shepherd, born Oct. 22, 1825. 

Issue by second wife 

88 Sarah Ann Shepherd 1 . 

89 Mary Elizabeth Shepherd ; unmarried / 

90 Emma Shepherd; married Job Compton, his second wife. No issue. 

91 Hannah Shepherd; married Job Compton, his third wife. No issue. 

92 Rebecca Shepherd 

93 William Genry Shepherd; died young. 

94 Conover Shepherd; died young. 

86 THOMAS EDGAR SHEPHERD, son of John Shepherd, 60, was born July 16, 1827, 
and married, June i, 1851, Margaret Pool, daughter of WiUiam and EHza (Pool) Carhart, born 


Apr. 24, 1 83 1. He was a highly respected citizen, in Matawan, N. J., in 1890. They were both 
living in 1899. 


95 Emma Louisa Shepherd, bom July 26, 1855; died July 13, 1857. 

96 Mary Ada Shepherd, born July 21, 1858. 

97 George B. Shepherd, born Mch. 3, 1863. 

87 LOUISA SHEPHERD, daughter of John Shepherd, 60, was bom Oct. 22, 1825, and 
married David W. Waters. She was hving, in Matawan, N. J., in 1899. 

Louisa Waters; married Capt. Watson H. Fisher. 

88 SARAH ANN SHEPHERD, daughter of John Shepherd, 60, married Joseph Candee, 
of New York City. 

John Candee 
Katherine Candee 
Lyman Candee 

92 REBECCA SHEPHERD, daughter of John Shepherd, 60, married William Morris. 

Burt Morris 
Frederick Morris 
William Morris 

97 GEORGE B. SHEPHERD, son of Thomas Edgar Shepherd, 86, was born Mch. 3, 
1863, and married Sarah Crook. 


98 William Shepherd, bom Dec. 28, 1896. 


Mrs. Mary E. Shepherd, of Middletown, N. J., said "The ancestor came from the clothing 
district of England." That the Shepherds were Irish, i. e., those spelling it Shepard, and that 
one of them, from West Jersey, got the full Shepherd family historj- some years ago, (1890). 

Mrs. Shepherd also said that tradition says that John, Thomas and Joseph Shepherd were 
the first comers to America. One settled in New England; one in West Jersey and one in Middle- 

"I have found descendants of one of these four brothers: David, John, James and Thomas 
— viz., of Thomas. He had a wife, Ann, sons, David and Moses, and daughters, who married 
Joseph Shepherd and Silas Irland. Thomas died in 1 739. His descendants are the Shepherds 
of Penn Yan, and the late Prof. Nathan Shepherd, of Saratoga Springs." Letters of Mr. 
E. N. Shepherd, in 1889, 649 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 


Thomas Shepherd had sons: 
Ebenezer See Wyman's Charlestown Estates. 

Thomas Shepherd did not go back to Boston. "I could never see any connection wath the 
Salem County family." Mr. E. N. Shepherd. 

While there is some doubt as to the degree, there can hardly arise a doubt as to the fact 
of kinship between the early Shepherds and Shephards in this country. The great similarity of 
given names: Thomas, Moses, Ebenezer, used alike by them all, would force one to this conclu- 
sion, even if other evidence were wanting. 

For further study of this family see Shourd's History of Fenwick's Colony, and Savage's 
New England Genealogical Dictionary. 

John Shepherd, born in Halifax, had a sister, Theresa, wife of a Gov.-General, of Halifax. 
He (i. e. John Shepherd), married Hannah Neat, of South Carolina. He was confidential 
dispatch bearer to Washington, while at the headquarters, in Newburgh, N. Y. He had a son, 
John, bom, in the old house, June 13, 1777. This son became Alderman of 5th Ward, New York 
City, 1824-25. He married Hannah, daughter of Silas Barber, whose wife was Miss Klein, of 
Utica, N. Y. John and Hannah Shepherd had several children, among them Silas, who married 
Mary E. Shepherd, 55, of Middletown. These Shepherd families were not related. Both John 
Shepherd and Silas Barber fought at Bunker HiU, and the former also at Lexington. 




THOMAS SPICER, an Englishman, was residing, in Newport, R. I., July i6, 1638, where 
he signed the Civil Compact. Bartlett's Rhode Island Records, Vol. I, p. 70. 

In 1642, he was of Portsmouth, R. I., where he was chosen to lay out the town and become 
its Treasurer. Bartlett's Rhode Island Records, Vol. I, p. 102. 

It is said that Samuel Spicer was of the party, led by Lady Moody, from New England to 
New Amsterdam, and who received from the Dutch permission to settle Gravesend, on Long 
Island. Thompson's History of Long Island. 

Such is not the case. No Spicer came with Lady Moody. The first of the name was 
Thomas Spicer, and Samuel Spicer was his son. 

Thomas Spicer was one of the thirty-five Associates, who settled on Throg's Neck, with 
John Throckmorton. When Throckmorton's settlement was destroyed by the Indians, the 
survivors, among them Thomas Spicer and his family, found their way to the fort and settle- 
ment of New Amsterdam. Here they were when Lady Moody and her party arrived from New 
England. Stuyvesant gave her and her associates a patent, for land on Long Island, Dec. 19, 
1645, and Feb. 20, 1646, a planter's lot, in this new settlement of Gravesend, was assigned to 
Thomas Spicer. 

1643, Jvme 25. Thomas Spicer leased from Arent Van Curler, Secretary of Rensselaerswyck, 
a bouwery, with a house, bam, tobacco house, etc., with an inventory of what Mr. Van Curler 
deUvered to Mr. Spicer. New York Dutch Manuscripts. 

1644, July 8. Court proceedings. Mr. Moor vs Mr. Spicer. 

In a case of attachment, on a bark belonging to Peter Lourensen and Mr. Throckmorton, 
Lourensen is condemned to deliver the bark to Spicer agreeably to the power of attorney, on 
condition that the latter give security for the value of the vessel, in case Mr. Moor hereafter 
proves that the owner is indebted to him, when the money must be returned. 

1645, Sept. 21. Francis Weeks sued Mr. Spicer for the loss of a gun: judgment for the 

1645, Oct. 23. Declaration of Adam Mott that he heard William Lachem acknowledge 
to owe 50 guilders to Tho' Spicer. 



1646, Dec. 17. Tho° Spicer vs Tho' Sanderson. Plaintiff complains that defendant keeps 
him out of his land, threatens his hfe, abuses him as a rogue & villian and shot one of his goats. 
The Court decrees that the first time Tho^ Spicer, or any of his neighbors, are insulted, defend- 
ant shall be banished from the Plain; the damage complained of to be assessed by the arbi- 

1646, Dec. 17. Thomas Spicer resided on the adjacent plains of Flatlands, where he tem- 
porarily moved when the Indian uprising drove him from Gravesend. 

New York Colonial Records. 

1653, Dec. II. Tho' Spicer was a member of a Convention, held at New Amsterdam, to 
represent the state of the country to the authorities in Holland. 

O'Callahan's New Netherlands Register. 
1653, Dec. II. Tho' Spicer, as a representative of Gravesend, signed the remonstrance. 


Monday, 10 March, 1653. 

Marten Jansen, pltf. vs Tho° Spicer, deft. 

Plft. states that deft, is trying to eject him from the land he has hired of deft, before the 
expiration of the time mentioned in the contract, and that the lessor has not fulfilled his condi- 
tion: Wherefore pltf. claims to have suffered damages agreeably to his specifications. 

Referred to Elbert Elbertsen and Peter Clasen, as arbitrators. 

Marten Jansen, Pltf. vs Tho" Spicer's wife. Deft. 

Pltf. states that the deft, had slandered him; that he had acted dishonorably in Holland, and 
was therefore compelled to remove to this country. Deft, demands the proof of pltf 's. statement. 

1653, March. Martin Jansen, from Bruckelen, pltf. vs Elbert Elbertsen, W"". Gerritsen, 
Jacob Pietersen, Elcke Jansen and Gertie Jacobs, defts. 

Plft. demands evidence of the truth of what defts. heard of the slander uttered against him, 
by Mr. Spicer's wife. Defts., appearing in court, gave their testimony, yet without deposing 
anything of moment. Martin Jansen requests by petition that since, in the matter between him 
and Mr. Spicer, about the lands, cannot, through Mr. Spicer's fault, be settled by arbitration, 
that their worships would please refer it to two of their board, with costs to be paid by the loser. 
Petition granted. 

April, 1653. Respecting the dispute between Martin Jansen and Mr. Tho' Spicer, the ar- 
bitrators agree that: 

1. Tho' Spycer consents that Martin Jansen shall have the use of the fields for his horses as he intends 
to ride to the ferry. 

2. Spycer shall deliver a rear and front rail in the waggon. 

3. Spycer shall more over deliver one good lock for the door of the dwelling house. 

4. and lastly Martin Jansen may build a brew house, and an oven, on the bowery, and remove them at 
the expiration of the lease; or otherwise they shall remain at the pleasure of Tho" Spicer, provided that said 
Jansen be paid for them according to appraisal of arbitrators; also Jansen agrees to keep the premises in good 

Done in Amersfort, on Long Island, April 3, 1653. Signatures. 

1654, June 2. Judgment on appeal. Martin Jansen vs Tho' Spicer; decision of the court, 
of Midwout, affirmed with costs and 12 guilders fine. 

1654, Oct. 6. Power of attorney. Arent Van Curler to Dirck Van Schellujme, N. P., to 
collect rent of a farm from Tho' Spicer. 

1654, Oct. 15. Complaint. Dirck Van Schelluyne, attorney for Arent van Corler, vs Tho' 
Spicer, for rent of a brewery [bowery?] ; copy to be served on defendant. 


1654, Oct. 15. Johannes van Twiller, of Beverwyck, merchant, gives a bond for any judg- 
ment that may be obtained by Tho' Spicer against Arent van Curler. 

1654, Oct. 15. Bond given by Tho' Hall for any judgment that may be obtained by Arent 
van Curler against Tho' Spicer. 

1654, Oct. 15. Henry Breeser mortgages his house lot & garden, on Manhattan I^, as 
collateral security, to Tho' Spicer & John Hall, for a bond signed by them. 

1654, Oct. 20. Motion. To postpone the case of Van Curler vs Spicer; granted. 

Burgomasters' Records, City Hall, New York. 

In 1656, Tho* Spicer, with Jacob and Samuel, were Freeholders, at Gravesend. 
In 1657 and 1658, Tho' Spicer was a Magistrate, of Gravesend. 

1658, Sept. 30. Will of Thomas Spicer, on record at Gravesend; proved Nov. 4, 1658, men- 

Wife, Michal 
Son, Samuel 
Two devisees, undoubtedly his daughters: 

Ann, wife of John Lake, who received 60 guilders. 
Susannah, wife of Henry Brasier, who received 80 guilders. 
To the town of Gravesend, he made a bequest for the repairs of the highway. 
Executors: His wife, Machiel, and his son, Samuel. 

Mical, the scriptural name with which Thomas Spicer's wife was burdened, has been a 
source of considerable confusion to genealogists, appearing as it does in many forms of SDelling. 
Bergen, in his work on Kings County, calls her Michael, and makes her, her husband's son. 

1661, Feb. 17. Proceedings against Mrs. Micah Spicer for entertaining George Wilson, a 

1662, Oct. 5. Sentence of banishment against Michal Spicer and Samuel, her son, for 
harboring Quakers, and distributing seditious and seducing pamphlets, to propagate their 

"Michale Spicer and her son, Samuel, had suffered much for truth, especially Samuel, who 
had suffered sore imprisonment, even unto death, and much spoiling of their goods, (at Graves- 
end by the Dutch)." Bishop's "New England Judged," p. 423; also quoted by other authors, 
copying from Bishop, and, perhaps, noticed by Besse, in "Suffering of the Quakers," and 
Sewall's "History of the Quakers." 

1665, Nov. 25. Micah Spicer, for 125 guilders wampum value, sold the property, now 
known as Bergen's Island, in Flatlands, to Elbert Elbertse Stoothoof ; and again, she conveyed 
her house and lot, in Gravesend, to Carston Johnson. 

"In 1669, thirty acres of land, on Throckmorton's neck, were granted to Mrs. Micah Spicer." 
Upon the 12 of January, 1686, Spicer's and Brockett's Necks, (commonly called the Grove farm), 
were confirmed by letters patent, under the great seal of the Province, to Thomas Hunt, etc. 
The Spicers and Brockets were doubtless some of the associates of John Throckmorton. 

At a Court of Assizes, held November 15, 1669, Mrs. Micah Spicer sued for thirty acres of 
land, on Throckmorton's Neck. Assize Record 225, Bolton's "Westchester," Vol. II, p. 149. 

1670. In the Court of the West Riding of Yorkshire, she appeared as pltf., in a suit against 
Mr. Curies for 70 guilders sewant. Judgment was given in her favor, when the Court was in- 
formed that "Mr. Goulding, the vandue master, hath so much in his hands" as would satisfy 
the debt. 


1670, June. Memorandum that Mrs. Spicer had made good her title to part of Throck- 
morton's Neck or Spicer's Neck. Warrant to lay out for Micah Spicer, thirty acres of land, 
with meadow in proportion, on Throgmorton's Neck, with assignment of said lands, by Mrs. 
Spicer to Mathias Nicolls, June 19, 1671. 

167s, June 8. Judgment in the case of Mrs. Micall Spicer, widow, against Robert Coe, at 
the Sessions, at Jamaica, L. I.; bill of costs. 


2 Samuel Spicer 

3 Ann Spicer; married John Lake. 

4 Susannah Spicer; married first, William Wathems, says Bergen; second, Henry 


2 SAMUEL SPICER, son of Thomas Spicer, i, was, probably, bom, in Rhode Island, 
about 1640. He was a landholder, in Gravesend, in 1656, wliich implies he had reached at least 
the age of sixteen years — for this was the age at which youths were expected to take up arms and 
which brought with it citizens' rights. 

His name frequently appears on the records as arbitrator, executor, witness, etc. 

In 1658, he was an executor of his father's will. 

1661, Jan. 9. Samuel Spicer was arrested; Jan. 13, indicted; and Jan. 20, "Tried and sen- 
tenced as a Quaier" ; fine £12. 

In the Monmouth Patent, in 1664, he is mentioned as a Patentee. He received two allot- 
ments of land, in Middletown, in the first division of lands, which occurred in 1667. 

1670, 29, 4 mo. Samuel Spicer was one of the representatives from Gravesend, in settling 
the boundary of the town, and F. De Bruyne's lands. 

1673. He was Magistrate, of Gravesend, and held the same position as late as 1684. 

1680, June 16. Samuel Spicer was sworn as Constable, of Gravesend. 

1682, 30, 10 mo. Samuel Spicer attended the Friends' Quarterly Meeting, at Flushing. 

In 1684, Samuel Spicer was a Justice of the Peace, at Gravesend. 

1684, Nov. II. A warrant was issued, appointing Samuel Spicer and others, a committee 
to inspect and audit the accounts of the Sheriffs, of Long Island, since 1674, and also of all fines, 
rates and public fees, etc., and to make return thereof to his Excellency before the first Monday 
of November next. 

1685, Mch. 25, Oct. 9, and Oct. 20. He was then of Gravesend. 

In the spring and fall of 1685, he made three or more considerable sales of his property, 
in Gravesend, and at the same time purchased from Samuel Cole, a large tract, situated in what 
is now known as Stockton township, Camden Coimty, N. J. This property was described as 
"lying on the North Side of Cooper's Creek and fronting on the Delaware," and the purchaser 
thereof was then of Gravesend, L. I. This last property of Spicers was directly in the line of 
most travel, to accommodate which, he estabUshed a ferry — ^primitive in the extreme and con- 
sisting of one flat bottomed boat — which served, however, for the needs of that day, and was 
known for years afterwards as Spicer's Ferr}^ 

In 1687-8, he was executor to the will of John Tilton. 

In 1687, he was appointed one of the Judges of the Courts of Gloucester County, and also 
to positions of minor importance. 

"At a Court held at Portland Point, [Middletown, Monmouth County, N. J.J, Nov. 2, 
1689, William and James Bowne, of the town of Middletown, were appointed to act as Paten- 


tees, in the room of John Tilton & Samuel Spicer, of Gravesend, according to an order under 
both their hands." 

Samuel Spicer married Hester or Esther TUton, daughter of John and Mary Tilton, of 
Gravesend, at Oyster Bay, 21, 3 mo., 1665. She was bom " 1647." 


5 Abraham Spicer, bom Oct. 27, 1666; (27, 8 mo.)* There was an Abraham Spicer 

who died, at Gravesend, July 26, 1679; (died 26, 5 mo., 1679.); "died before 
his parents." 

6 Jacob Spicer, born Mch. 20, 1668; (20, i mo.) 

7 Mary Spicer, bom Oct. 20, 167 1; (20, 8 mo.) A Mary Spicer married, in 1706, 

Joseph Brown. Elsewhere it is said she married Jeremiah Bates. 

8 Sarah Spicer, bom June 19, 1674; (19, 4 mo.); died i, 5 mo., 166/ [?] 

9 Martha Spicer, bom Jan. 27, 1676; (27, 11 mo.) Martha Spicer died 29, 2 mo., 

1677. Elsewhere Martha Spicer is stated to have married, first, Joseph Brown; 
second, Thomas ChaUdey. There were probably two children of this name. 

10 Sarah Spicer, bom Feb. 16, 1677; (16, 12 mo.); married, in 1695, Daniel Cooper. 

Records of Newtown Meeting. 

11 Abigail Spicer, bom Mch. 26, 1683; (26, i mo.); married Daniel Stanton. 
^^"r,- ^ V 12 Thomas Spicer 

^ 13 Samuel Spicer; died unmarried. 

. 6 JACOB SPICER, son of Samuel Spicer, 2, was bom, at Gravesend, L. I., 1668. He 

married Sarah , who died July 25, 1742. 

"There is no authentic account at what time he studied law, but it is likely before he left his native 
state. Tradition says he resided a few years near Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, where he owned a 
large quantity of land. A portion of it is now owned by John W. Hazleton. Jacob Spicer's house stood 
near the King's Highway, running from Salem to Burlington. Spicer in a few years removed to Cape May 
County and made that county his permanent home. He was active in the affairs of West Jersey, and he 
and Jonathan Leaming wrote a work on the laws of West Jersey. It is often referred to by the professional 
legal men from that time to the present day. Jacob Spicer died, near Cold Spring Inlet, Cape May County, 
17th 4mo., 1741, aged about 73 years, and was buried in the Presbyterian Graveyard near that place. "f 

From a newspaper article by Shourd. 

"In memory of Col. Jacob Spicer, who died, April 17, 1741, aged 73 years." 
"Death thou hast conquered me 
"I by thy darts am slain 
"But Christ shall conquer thee 
"And I shall rise again." 

"Jacob Spicer, Esq., departed this life, Sept. 17th, 1765, in the 49th year of his age." 
"If aught that's good or great could save 
"Spicer had never seen the grave." 

"His wife, who hes by his side, has upon her moniunent: 
"Judith Spicer, departed this life, Sept. 7th, 1747, in the 33rd year of her age," 
"Virtue and piety give way to death, 
"Or else the entombed had ne'er resigned her breath." 
"The preceding inscriptions are copied from monuments in an old graveyard, now over- 
grown with timber, at Cold Spring. They commemorate a father and son, who occupied prom- 

*The Quaker dates are taken from Shourd's Salem County, N. J., newspaper articles, while the others were obtained from 
T. G. Bergen, Esq.; also from Proceedings N. J. Historical Society, 2nd Series, Vol. 13, p. 49, and Friends' Records of New York 
and Vicinity, published in New York Gen. and Biog. Record. 

fXhis article by Shourd is wrong; he confuses father and son. Beesley sets him straight. 


inent stations in society in their day." From Barber and Howes' Historical Collections of New 
Jersey, p. 128. 

Among the constituents who purchased a parsonage for the Cold Spring Presbyterian 
Church, in 1721, was Col. Jacob Spicer. New York Genealogical Record, April, 1873. 

11 ABIGAIL SPICER, daughter of Samuel Spicer, 2, born Mch. 26, 1683; died May, 
1714; married, circ. 1707, Daniel, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Woolley) Stanton, bom Apr. 
19, 1682; died 1708. 

Daniel Stanton, bom 1708, after the death of his father; died June 29, 1770; mar- 
ried, Apr. 5, 1733, Sarah, daughter of John Lloyd. 

12 THOMAS SPICER, son of Samuel Spicer, 2, bom, according to N. J. Archives, Vol. 
XX, p. 474, prior to 1686; married Abigail, daughter of Francis and Sarah Davenport. He 
made his will Jan. 4, 1759, and it was proved Nov. 7, 1759. 


14 Samuel Spicer, bom Oct. 29, 1720; died 1777 ; married, first, by license dated Aug. 3, 

1743, Abigail Willard, died Apr. 24, 1752; second, Sarah Potter, of Shrewsbury. 

15 Thomas Spicer; will dated May 4, 1760; proved 1760; married, by Ucense dated 

Dec. 29, 1740, Rebecca, daughter of Humphrey and Jane Day. 

16 Jacob Spicer; died Oct. 31, 1779; married Mary Lippincott; no issue. 


The best published history of the Spicer family appears in " Sketches of the First Emigrant 
Settlers, in Newtown Township, old Gloucester County, West New Jersey," by John Clement, 
of Haddonfield, N. J., 1877; pp. 293 to 300. 

See also many references in Documentary History of New Jersey. 

For many references to the Spicers of Cape May, see "Geological Survey of New Jersey, 
Cape May County, Trenton, 1857," by Kitchell and Cook, which contains an extensive his- 
torical and genealogical article on Cape May County, by Dr. Maurice Beesley. See pp. 164, 
173, 178-9, 180-1, 185, 186, 190, 191, 193, 194, 198, 203 and 205. 

For Peter Spicer, of New London, in 1 666, and family, see Savage ; they are, apparently, no kin. 

"Peter Spicer died, probably, in 1695. He was one of the resident farmers in that part of 
the township which is now Ledyard. We find him a landholder, in 1666. The mventory of his 
estate was presented to the Judge of probate, by his wife, in 1695. From her settlement of the 
estate, it would appear that the children were Edward, Samuel, Peter, William, Joseph, Abigail, 
Ruth, Hannah and Jane. Capt. Abel Spicer, of the Revolutionary Army, was of this family." 
From "History of New London, Conn.," by N. M. Caulkins, p. 335. 

Of Jacob Spicer, who was of Gravesend, in 1656, of Flatlands, in 1684, and again, of Graves- 
end, in 1691, we have no positive information. He is not mentioned in the will of Thomas 
Spicer, the First, and therefore seems more likely to have been his brother than his son; that he 
was closely related there can be no doubt. 



1 RICHARD STOUT, an early settler in this country and the founder of the large family 
bearing his name, was reputed the son of John Stout, of Nottmghamshire, England. Tradition 
has it that he left England because of friction with his father, who interfered mth his love 
affairs, which drove him to engage on a man-of-war for seven years, at the end of which time he 
received his discharge at New Amsterdam. The tradition may be truthful, but if the printed 
statement is correct that he was forty years of age when he married Penelope Van Princis, after 
allowing seven years for ship service and three additional years between his discharge and mar- 
riage, he would stUl have been about thirty years old when this rupture occurred, an age when 
parental intrusion and discipline in love affairs is hardly hkely, but if so, might have been re- 
sented in the manner accredited to him. The assertion that Richard Stout was of "good 
family," which implies social caste, and that the cause of the disturbance between father and 
son was a threatened misaUiance also may be true, but we have no proof of the social position 
of John Stout, and as an argument against it there is the fact that Richard Stout, his son, was 
not an educated man, when education was common. The answer to this is the presiunption 
that Richard Stout was probably a headstrong character, not hkely to be coerced into scholarl}' 
attainments. These statements, and more, are set forth in certain pubhshed articles concerning 
the Stout family, in which Penelope, the wife of Richard, is a conspicuous figure. The first 
of these to appear was the account printed in Samuel Smith's History of New Jersey, pub- 
lished at Burlington, N. J., in 1765. A second version appeared in print in Morgan Edwards' 
Materials Towards A History Of The Baptists in Jersey, pubhshed in 1792. These two 
versions have much in common, but are still so dissimilar that it is evident that their sources 
of origin were totally different. Edwards projected A History of the American Baptists, in a 
series of twelve state Baptist church histories. The first of these was pubhshed in 1770, on Penn- 
sylvania. Then came a long gap, doubtless largely occasioned by the War, and then 
appeared, in 1792, the volume on New Jersey. None followed, as it was a losing venture 
to the author, though the price was put at one-fourth of one dollar each and the issue hmited 
to five himdred copies. His complaint about neglect was well founded, when the modest 

♦Occasional efforts have been made to compile a genealogy of the Stout family, but in nearly all instances it has been re- 
stricted to a single branch. The greatness of the undertaking will probably continue to deter all but an enthusiastic genealogist 
from ever undertaking such a work, which must grow more difficult with time. Such incomplete data as I have brought together 
will, however, be of some assistance if one is ever imdertaken. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of all the names, dates and state- 
ments, but believe in the main that they are correct. 



charge and the labor were considered, but he had entered a field, then as now, unappre- 
ciated except by the few historical and genealogical students. While his second volume was 
pubKshed in 1792, the preface shows that the work was finished by the writer May i, 1790, 
and no doubt its compilation took some years. Exactly how long can only be surmised, but as 
the article on the Stouts, (under the church at Hopewell), was contributed by the Rev. Ohver 
Hart to Mr. Edwards, and as his incumbency as pastor of the Hopewell church dates from 
Dec. 16, 1780, it could not have antedated this year 1780, but probably was written between 
1785 and 1789. 

It is from these two sources that later historians, writers and genealogists largely derive 
their information. Benedict, in his History of the Baptists, edition of 1813, (Vol. I, pp. 573- 
574), draws entirely from Morgan Edwards, as does Barber's Historical Collections of New 
Jersey, edition of 1868, pp. 259-260. Raum too, in his History of Trenton, N. J., 1871, pp. 58- 
59, follows the Edwards text, but misleads in stating that he gives the narrative verbatim. 
This he does not do, for a superficial comparison shows an embellished text, which, with the 
erroneous statement that the book was pubUshed in 1790, when it was reaUy printed in 1792, 
leads one to seek another pubHcation when one does not really exist. 

The Smith and Edwards pubUcations are reproduced here verbatim, being necessary for a 
proper appreciation of the dates involved. That the tradition concerning Penelope Stout's 
experience with the Indians is true is, to my mind, as certain as that man now exists. Her 
hardiness to have outhved, for eighty-four years, her mutilation at the hands of the Indians, 
her extraordinary longevity reaching one hundred and ten years, and her enormous progeny, 
would tend to make her a much-talked-of individual, and Smith, who wrote concerning her, 
less than thirty-three years after her death, must have met many who knew her in life, and Ed- 
wards was not far behind him in chronicling the same tale from other sources. Then, we have 
the remarkable verification of her scars by her descendants, as given by Mrs. Seabrook. Surely 
there is no room for doubt, and though some seemingly fanciful accretions may have accumu- 
lated around the story in time, they are more likely to be facts with misplaced dates, such as the 
episode of the Indian aiding her escape in the threatened uprising, rather than actual errors. 


While New York was in poffeffion of the Dutch, about the time of the Indian war in New-England, a 
Dutch fhip coming from Amfterdam, was ftranded on Sandy Hook, ^ but the paffengers got on fhore; among 
them was a young Dutchman who had been fick moft of the voyage; he was taken fo bad after landing, that 
he could not travel; and the other paffengers being afraid of the Indians, would not ftay till he recovered, b.ut 
made what hafte they could to New Amfterdam; his wife however would not leave him, the reft promifed to 
fend as foon as they arrived: They had not been long gone, before a company of Indians coming down to the 
water fide, difcovered them on the beach, and haftening to the fpot, foon killed the man, and cut and mangled 
the woman in fuch a manner that they left her for dead. She had ftrength enough to crawl up to fome old 
logs not far diftant, and getting into a hollow one, lived moftly in it for feveral days, fubfifting in part by the 
excrefcences that grew from it; the Indians had left fome fire On the fhore, which fhe kept together for warmth: 
having remained in this manner for fome time, an old Indian and a young one coming down to the beach foimd 
her; they were foon in high words, which fhe afterwards underftood was a difpute; the former being for keeping 
her alive, the other for difpatching: After they had debated the point a while, the firft haftily took her up, 
and toffing her upon his fhoulder, carried her to a place near where Middletown now ftands, where he dreffed 
her wounds and foon cured her: After fome time the Dutch in New-Amfterdam hearing of a white woman 
among the Indians, concluded who it muft be and fome of them came to her relief; the old man her preferver, 
gave her the choice either to go or ftay; fhe chofe the firft: A while after marrying to one Stout, they lived 
together at Middletown among other Dutch inhabitants; the old Indian who faved her life, ufed frequently to 
vifit her; at one of his vifits fhe obferved him to be more penfive than common, and fitting down he gave three 
heavy fighs; after the laft fhe thought herfelf at liberty to afk him what was the matter? He told her he had 


fomething to tell her in friendfhip, tho' at the rifk of his own life, which was, that the Indians were that night 
to kill all the whites, and advifed her to go o5 for New-Amfterdam; fhe afked him how fhe could get ofi? he 
told her he had provided a canoe at a place which he named: Being gone from her, fhe fent for her hufband 
out of the field, and difcovered the matter to him, who not believing it, fhe told him the old man never deceived 
her, and that fhe with her children would go; accordingly going to the place appointed, they found the canoe 
and paddled off. When they were gone, the hufband began to confider the thing, and fending for five or fix 
of his neighbours, they fet upon their guard: About midnight they heard the difmal war-hoop; prefently 
came up a company of Indians; they firft expoftulated, and then told them, if they perfifted in their bloody 
defign, they would fell their lives very dear: Their arguments prevailed, the Indians defifted, and entered into 
a league of peace, which was kept without violation. From this woman, thus remarkably faved, with her fears 
vifible, through a long life, is defcended a numerous pofterity of the name of Stout, now inhabiting New- 
Jerfey: At that time there were fuppofed to be about fifty faroilies of white people, and five hundred Indians 
inhabiting thofe parts. 

z. Other accounts fay in Delaware, nigh Chrifteen, but this is moft Ukely to be true. 

History of New Jersey, Samuel Smith, Burlington, 1765; pp. 65 et al. 

The family of the Stouts are so remarkable for their number, origin and character in both church and state 
that I cannot forbear bestowing a post-script upon them; and no place can be so proper as that of Hopewell, 
where the bulk of the family resides. We have already seen that Jonathan Stout and family were the seed of 
Hopewell church, and the beginning of Hopewell settlement ; and that of the 1 5 which constituted the church, 
nine were Stouts: the church was constituted at the house of a Stout; and the meetings were held chiefly at 
the dwellings of the Stouts for 41 years, viz. from the beginning of the settlement to the building of the meeting- 
house, before described. Mr. Hart is of the opinion "That from first to last, half the members have been and 
are of that name; for, in looking over the church book, (saithhe), I find that near two hundred of the name 
have been added; besides about as many more of the blood of the Stouts, who had lost the name by marriages: 
the present two deacons and four elders, are Stouts: the late Zebulon and David Stout were two of its main 
pillars: the last lived to see his offspring multiplied into a himdred and 17 souls." The origin of this Baptist 
family is no less remarkable; for they all sprang from one woman, and she as good as dead: her history is in 
the mouths of her posterity, and is told as follows: "She was born at Amsterdam, about the year 1602: her 
father's name was Vanprincis: she and her first husband, (whose name is not knowTi), sailed for New- York, 
(then New Amsterdam), about the year 1620: the vessel was stranded at Sandy Hook: the crew got ashore, 
and marched towards said New York: but Penelope's (for that was her name) husband being hurt in the 
wreck, could not march with them; therefore, he and the wife tarried in the woods: they had not been long 
in the place before the Indians killed them both, (as they tho't), and stripped them to the skin: however, 
Penelope came to, tho' her skull was fractured, and her left shoulder so hacked that she could never use that 
arm hke the other: she was also cut across the abdomen so that her bowels appeared; these she kept in with 
her hand : she continued in this situation for seven days taking shelter in a hollow tree, and eating the excres- 
cence of it: the seventh day she saw a deer passing by with arrows sticking in it; and soon after two Indians 
appeared, whom she was glad to see, in hope they would put her out of her misery; accordingly, one made 
towards her to knock her on the head; but the other (who was an elderly man) prevented him; and throwing 
his match-coat about her, carried her to his wigwam, and cured her of her wounds and bruises; after that he 
took her to New York, and made a present of her to her countrymen, viz. an Indian present, expecting ten 

times the value in return It was in New York that one Richard Stout married her: he was a native of 

Old England, and of a good family: she was now in her 2 2d year; and he in his 40th: she bore him seven 
sons and three daughters, viz. Jonathan, (founder of Hopewell), John, Richard, James, Peter, David, Benjamin, 
Mary, Sarah, and Alice: the daughters married into the families of the Bounds, Pikes, Throgmortons and 
Skeltons, and so lost the name of Stout: the sons married into the families of Bullen, Crawford, Ashton, 
Truax; these had many children; but I could not come at the names of the families into which the other 
brothers married. The mother lived to the age of no, and saw her offspring multiplied into 502 in about 88 
years." Morgan Edwards' Materials Towards A History Of The Baptists in Jersey. 

We may pass Bergen, (Early Settlers of King's County, pp. 286-287), who quotes Raum 
and cavils at the accuracy of the tradition, and Franklin Ellis, (History of Monmouth County, 
N. J., pp. 66-68), who follows Smith and Edwards, and, while properly taking exception to 
palpable errors in dates, is in error himself when he criticises the Indian attitude, which, at 
times, was intensely hostile. With Sailer and Stockton following Smith and Edwards, we may 
now close the list. These printed histories are reinforced by manuscript histories and oral 


traditions. Of these, a manuscript history of the Stouts was made, in 1823, by Nathan Stout. 
It was from a copy of this work, made by Mr. Joseph D. Hoff, of Middletown, N. J., in 1885, 
that I made a copy in 1892, which so far as the genealogy goes, is incorporated, as far as possible, 
in corrected shape, in the following contributions to the Stout family history. The narrative 
concerning Penelope Stout, which was the introduction to this manuscript family history, is 
produced in its original language further on, and is practically the same as those that have 
appeared in print. 

Of the oral traditions, those derived from the late Mrs. Henry Seabrook, of Keyport, nee 
Therese WaUing, are, doubtless, the most accurate, original and entertaining. Mrs. Seabrook 
was an intellectually gifted woman, steeped in local genealogical lore, derived from her great 
ancestors. Upon their laps she sat when young, or with the assembled elders at the nearby 
hearthside, to be entertained by their constant repetitions of tales of exposure, hardship, love 
and war. The old are garrulous, live in the past, deUght in the yoimg, and with contracted lives 
and thought they become the local historians of the past to yoimg but willing ears, upon whose 
excited imagination the stories remain indeUbly impressed. Thus it was that Mrs. Seabrook 
passed onward the tales of her childhood. Perhaps the most important of these was the follow- 

"My grandmother, Helena Huff, told me how her grandfather, John Stout, had felt the wounds of Penel- 
ope Stout, and that he blushed like a school boy. She wished the knowledge of the Indian assault transmitted 
to her posterity and it has been done, for there are but two hands between Penelope and me." 

"Richard Stout having passed seven years on a man of war schooner, which he had entered when he for- 
sook his father's house, after the failure of his first love speculation, married Penelope Van Prince. After a 
time the httle Dutch woman prevailed in inducing her husband to consent to come to the future site of Middle- 
town to settle. They were accompanied by four families, tradition states, by the name of Bowne, Lawrence, 
Grover and Whitlock about the year 1648. The Stouts were in Middletown and Pleasant Valley; the Bownes 
from Chigarora Creek west and north, owning what is now Union, East and West Keyport, Brown's Point, 
CliSwood, etc. The Lawrence family settled at Colt's Neck, and extended north probably to Holmdel, but 
generally going further south, where they swarmed. The Whitlocks settled at the Bay Shore near the site of 
the present Port Monmouth, and later between Middletown and Holmdel." 

"There was the best of understanding between Penelope Stout and her Indian 'father' as she called him, 
although all was not rose color between the settlers and Indians. A great-great-grand-daughter of hers used 
to relate to us grandchildren of her own, the following incident. Once the Indian father refused to eat with the 
family which he was always in the habit of doing when coming to see them, and Mrs. Stout followed him 
when he left the house and learned from him that his people had made arrangements to surprise and murder 
all the whites on the following night. She lost no time in gathering the white people together, and they made 
their way to the Bay Shore, and entering their canoes, lay all night in them off shore, it being too dark to go 
to any place across the water. The next day peace was made with them. Later in their history, the whites of 
MidcUetown and vicinity were several weeks in a Block house which stood on the ground now occupied by the 
Baptist Church of that village. In the Block house or fort, were born twin great grand-daughters of Penelope, 
one of whom was immediately named Hope StUl, after a treaty of peace with the besiegers, the other was called 
Deliverance, the first name is still in the family, the last, we think was not repeated, owing perhaps to her 
dying unmarried, as our ancestors were sure to name the first children for their parents. There has never 
failed a Richard among the Hartshornes, a Richard and John among the Stouts — a Thomas, Joe or John among 
Wallings, — a Hendrick in the Hendrickson and Longstreet families — or a WUhemus in Covenhoven." 

Mrs. T. W. Seabrook. 

"Richard Stout, the first of the name in America, was born in Nottinghamshire, England; and his father's 
name was John. The said Richard when quite a young man paid his addresses to a young woman that his 
father thought was below his rank, upon which account some unpleasant conversation happened between the 
father and son, upon account of which the said Richard left his father's house and in a few days engaged on 
board a ship of war, where he served about seven years, at which time he got his discharge at New Amsterdam, 
now called New York. About the same time a ship from Amsterdam in Holland, on her way to the said New 
Amsterdam was drove on the shore that is now called Middletown in Monmouth County in the state of New 
Jersey, which ship was loaded with passengers who, with much diflBculty got on shore. But the Indians not 


long after fell upon them and butchered and killed the whole crew as they thought, but soon after the Indians 
were gone a certain Penelope Van Prince, whose husband the Indians had killed, she found herself possessed 
with strength enough to creep in a hollow tree, where she remained some days with a number of severe wounds 
in her head and back. An Indian happening to come that way whose dog barking at the tree occasioned him 
to examine the inside of the tree, where he found the said Penelope in this forlorn and distressing condition 
which moved his compassion. He took her out of the tree and carried her to his residence, where he treated 
her kindly and healed her wounds, and in a short time conveyed her in his canoe to New Amsterdam where he 
sold her to the Dutch who then owned that city. The man and the woman from whom the whole race of 
Stouts have descended are now in the city of New Amsterdam where they became acquainted with each other 
and were married and notwthstanding it may be thought by some they conducted [themselves] with more 
fortitude than prudence, they immediately crossed the bay and settled in the aforesaid Middletown where 
Penelope had lost her first husband by the Indians and had been so severely wounded herself. There was at 
this time but six white families in the settlement, including their own which was in the year 1648. Here they 
continued until they became rich in property and rich in children." — From the manuscript written, in 1825, 
by Capt. Nathan Stout, and corrected by Joseph D. Hoff, of Middletown, N. J., in August, 1885. This 
manuscript contained many errors.* 

Setting aside, temporarily, his traditional history, we now come to Richard Stout's known 
history. This starts about 1643, when, in June of that year. Lady Deborah Moody, accompanied 
by her son. Sir Henry Moody, and a nimiber of English famihes of good condition, arrived at the 
fort, at New z\msterdam, fresh from religious persecutions in New England, to seek and fotmd 
an asylum imder the Dutch. They were hospitably received and permitted to select such lands 
as they vdshed. At the date of their arrival, Richard Stout was probably among the English 
settlers, who, prior to that time, had located among the Dutch upon Manhattan Island, at- 
tracted thither from the reUgious intolerance of New England, or for purposes of trade, or in the 
spirit of adventure. These English speaking bodies soon joined to foimd the new settlement of 
Gravesend, upon Long Island, whither they probably at once commenced to remove. By 1645, 
with some intervening vicissitudes, they were well organized and the Director- General, Kieft, 
issued them a patent dated Dec. 19th, of that year. i\mong the thirty-nine patentees enumer- 
ated was Richard Stout. 

An entry in the Town Book of the new settlement throws some light upon the Hfe and times 
of Richard Stout. Unfortunately it is incomplete: 

May 7, 1647. "Richard Stoute being sworn deposeth yt in the his being a soldiere at the ffort 

with Penneare and other his fellow soldieres," etc. 

Twice, in 1643, the EngUsh were employed as soldiers by the Dutch. The unparalleled 
stupidity and barbarity of the Dutch Director-General, Kieft, and certain of his followers, 
jeopardized the very existence of the Dutch settlements, by embroiling them with the Indians. 

About the first of February, 164J, the warlike Mohawks descended upon the tribes inhab- 
iting the shores of the lower Hudson, to enforce the tribute of dried clams and wampum which 
had been withheld at the instigation of some of the Long Island Indians. Fleeing Hke sheep 
before wolves, consumed with cold, hunger and fright, some four or five hundred fugitives 
sought the protection of the whites upon Manhattan Island, where, imder the walls of the fort, 
these pitiable objects were fed and sheltered by the hospitable settlers for a fortnight. 

Recovering confidence, they broke up into two parties, one of which ventured across the 
river to Pavonia, on the way to their friends, the Hackensacks, while the other removed to the 
vicinity of Corlear's Hook, where a number of Rockaway Indians had lately set up their wig- 

At this juncture, the Director, when heated with wine, yielded to the appeals of his Secre- 
tary to revenge a murder committed, some time previously, at Hackensack, and the failure of 

*The original is now owned by Mr. J. Hervey Stout, of Stoutsburg, whose father had it printed in a small edition, by the 
Hopewell Herald, to save it from destruction. Copies of the book axe now scarce. 


the Westchester Indians to surrender the murderer of one of the settlers, Claes Schmidt, like- 
wise an affair many months old. Volunteers and soldiers thereupon were led to the two Indian 
encampments, where, under cover of darkness, they fell upon the trusting savages and foully 
murdered eighty in one place and forty in the other, sparing neither infants, women nor the 
decrepid. Never was there fouler butchery. When they reaUzed that it was not the Indians of 
Fort Orange, but the Dutch who had attacked them at Pavonia and Corlear's Hook, they joined 
the Long Island tribes, who had recently been plundered of their com by Dutch farmers, made 
bold by recent events, and who had killed two of the savages while defending their property. 
These two factions now made an alliance with the River Indians, and eleven tribes, numbering 
two thousand warriors, burning to avenge the massacre of their people, rose in open war and 
every white man upon whom they could lay hands was killed. They laid waste the whole 
coimtry from the Raritan River to the banks of the Connecticut. The fort became the sole 
refuge of the panic stricken inhabitants, who, huddled together, bewailed their utter ruin 
through the foUy and criminahty of Kieft, and they now threatened to abandon the colony in 
a body. In this emergency, the Director-General saw no resource to prevent a depopulation 
of New Amsterdam, but to take all the settlers into the service of the Company, for two months, 
until peace could be reestablished, "as he had not sufficient soldiers for pubUc defense." 

Life and Times of Nicholas StiUwell, p. 86. 

This uprising was of short duration, for the savages, who had glutted their revenge, felt the 
need of planting their maize, and made overtures of peace, which were eagerly accepted by 
Kieft, and a treaty was concluded, first, with the Long Island Indians, on Mch. 25, 1643, and 
with the River Indians on Apr. 22, 1643. 

The second uprising, in 1643, occurred some months later, and again was the result of 
Kieft's maladministration. Notwithstanding the fearful experience he had just passed through, 
his cupidity and dishonesty were such that he embezzled the gifts that were to ratify the late 
treaty with the River Indians, which occasioned such dissatisfaction and discontent that the 
outraged Indians seized several boats laden with peltries in retaliation and as an offset. In 
doing this, ten white men were kUled. Then followed war in its most terrible shape. The set- 
tlements of Anne Hutchinson, John Throckmorton and the Rev. Francis Doughty were all 
destroyed, some of their settlers killed or taken into captivity, while the balance, amounting to 
over an hundred famiUes, quickly made their way to the Fort at New Amsterdam. Lady 
Moody's settlement, at Gravesend, alone was able to withstand their assault. Here, the towns- 
men, many of whom had served during the two months in the Indian outbreak in the "Spring, 
under Lieut. Nicholas Stillwell, Ensign George Baxter and Sergeant James Hubbard, well 
organized into a trained band, gave them so brisk and severe a reception that they were soon in 
full retreat. So great was the need of protection at the Fort that Kieft again foimd it necessary 
to take "into the public service all the able bodied EngUsh inhabitants of the neighboring vil- 
lages, the Commonalty of New Amsterdam having agreed to provide for one-third of their pay ; 
and a company of fifty was immediately enrolled from their number, armed and drilled." 

About March, 1644, the Indians were vanquished, and on Apr. 6, and Apr. 16, 1644, 
Sachems from various tribes concluded a new peace at Fort Amsterdam. It was in one of these 
two enlistments that Richard Stout served with Robert Pennoyer and other fellow soldiers, and 
I am incHned to thhik it was in the first one. 

At that time. Lady Moody and her party had not arrived and he was naturally free, but 
during the second enlistment, Gravesend having been settled and he, doubtless, one of its 
inhabitants, it was naturally incumbent upon him to remain with its defensive company. 

The supposition that Richard Stout was employed at the Fort in the Spring uprising of 
1643, rather than in the Fall and Winter of 1643 and 1644, and that he left New Amsterdam, 
with Lady Moody, in the Summer of 1643, to found Gravesend, is confirmed by the following 


record from the Calendar of New York Historical Manuscripts, which establishes a date for his 
residence at Gravesend: 

"Octoberr 13th, 1643, Richard Aestin, Ambrose Love [?] and Richard Stout made declaration that the 
crew of the Seven Stars and of the privateer landed at the farm of Anthony Jansen, of Salee, in the Bay, and 
took off 200 pumpkins, and would have carried away a lot of hogs from Coney Island had they no^ learned 
that they belonged to Lady Moody." 

Thus far we have ascertained that Richard Stout was a resident of New Amsterdam in the 
Spring of 1643, when he was employed by Governor Kieft as a soldier in the February uprising 
of that year; that he accompanied Lady Moody, with other settlers, to found Gravesend, be- 
tween her arrival in Jime, and October of this same year. 

How much earUer than February, 1643, Richard Stout may have been in New Amsterdam, 
it is idle to speculate upon. 

In the first allotments of house lots and farms in Gravesend, Feb. 20, 1646, he received 
Plantation lot No. 16, upon which he evidently grew tobacco, for Oct. 26, 1649, John Thomas 
bought, for two hundred and ten guilders, Richard Stout's crop of tobacco. 

Gravesend Town Records. 

In 1657, of his twenty acre farm he had seventeen acres under cultivation. 

1661, Apr. 5. He bought an adjoining farm of Edward Griffin. 

1663, Oct. 8. Richard Stout was plaintiff in a slander suit in Gravesend, and won his case. 

Even vdth his double farm of forty acres, Richard Stout reaUzed its insufficiency to maintain 
and settle a rapidly growing family, so that he, with other neighbors, similarly situated, turned 
to the adjacent and easily reached country, whose wooded hills could be seen towards the South, 
which was the spot where his wife had had her bitter experience among the Indians, and of 
whose attractions she had doubtless spoken, prompting him to scout its woods in search of game, 
and finally in search of land for a new home for himself and family. That this settlement oc- 
curred before 1664, 1 doubt, though the Stout manuscript, and Mrs. Seabrook, probably from the 
same source, say expUcitly, that it was in the year 1648, and that Stout was associated with 
five additional settlers, among whom Mrs. Seabrook named Bowne, Lawrence, Grover and 
Whitlock. To this earlier settlement, Edwards makes no allusion, nor can it be said that Smith 
does, but to the contrary, he fixes the date of Stout's settlement practically about the time of 
1665, or a httle later, for he mentions the event, as does Edwards, of an uprising when Penelope's 
old time Indian friend saved her by a timely warning, which Smith says occurred, when there 
"were supposed to be about fifty families of white people, and five hundred Indians inhabiting 
these parts." Surely this must relate to a later date than 1648, for so many white families could 
only have been assembled in this district after the Monmouth Patent had been issued by Gov- 
ernor Nicolls; further, a study of the movements of the Stouts, Bovnies, Lawrences, Grovers and 
Whitlocks does not encourage the belief that they were permanently settled on the Monmouth 
Tract much before 1665. At times members of these families may have been temporarily 
camped out in this district for hunting or prospecting, and it may have been on one of these 
occasions that Penelope Stout received the warning from her Indian friend of the threatened 
uprising, and the need of her immediate removal, and, indeed, this event, given by Smith, 
Edwards and the Stout manuscript, could only have occurred during such a temporary occupa- 
tion, for, in 1665, or later, Penelope's Indian saviour would have been more than twenty-two 
years older than he was in 1643, the date of Penelope's supposed arrival, when he was already 
an old man. Add these years to this old man's age and he would have been pretty patriarchal. 
Again, Smith's account says Penelope took her children with her, which would probably refer 
to a late, rather than to an early event, as in 1665, her family was largely grown, yet some were 
young, being bom after 1654. 


Another statement in Smith's account contradicts the idea of a 1648 settlement, for he 
states that, "A while after marrying to one Stout, they Hved together at Middletown among 
other Dutch inhabitants." As a matter of fact, the accredited associates of Stout, in his 1648 
settlement, were Enghsh from Gravesend, and there is no knowledge of any Dutch in this locaUty 
till long after the Monmouth Patent was granted. 

When the conclusion was reached that it was vital to abandon the crowded settlement of 
Gravesend, a nmnber of the settlers from that village, and a few from adjacent towns, to the 
nimaber of twenty, sailed in a sloop, in the early part of December, 1663, up the Raritan River, 
and began negotiations with the Sachems for the purchase of lands. These proceedings were 
interrupted by a company of Dutchmen, who, cruising about in one of the company's sloops, 
heard of the presence of the EngUsh, and suspecting their purpose, notified the Sachems, of the 
Raritans and the Navesinks, not to bargain with them, whereupon the English went to the shores 
at the mouth of the Navesink, where, agam, for a second time, a sharp passage at words occurred 
between them. The Dutch, for some time, had reaHzed the desire of the English to throw over 
their allegiance, and were alert to impress them with the need of fealty, so that no progress was 
apparently made b}- the EngUsh settlers in their negotiations for lands, at this time. It was, 
probably, however, in anticipation of the expected overthrow of the Dutch, that this expedition 
was undertaken, and the consummation of this event, in the year following, 1664, wdth the pro- 
clamation of Governor Stuyvesant's successor, Richard NicoUs, of certain concessions, promptly 
brought about organized effort to locate in the territory which they had so recently prospected. 
Among those who moved to avail themselves of this golden opportunity, was Richard Stout, 
who, with others, patentees and associates, bought the Sachems' rights to the land embraced in 
the future Monmouth Patent, Apr. 8, 1665, which was confirmed to twelve cf them, of whom he 
was one. 

When ready to remove to this new tract, Richard Stout disposed of his Gravesend property 
to Mr. Thomas Delaval, a prosperous merchant of New York, who seems to have meditated 
making his residence at Gravesend, and perhaps actually did so, as he is named as a Patentee in 
at least one of the patents of the town. 

After the death of Thomas Delaval, this property became vested in his son, John Delaval, 
whose widow, Hannah, sold it to John Lake, and thence on it became part of the Lake estate. 

The date of Richard Stout's arrival, and permanent settlement on the Monmouth Tract, 
was 1664, as estabUshed by his claims for lands under the Grants and Concessions. These set 
forth the rights of the settlers: 


Before January, 1665, i. e., between 1664 and 1665, To every freeman (he or she) and for his able bodied 
man servants, if equipped, going from the port with the Governor, properly equipped, each 150 acres; and 
for weaker servants or slaves, exceeding fourteen years, each 75 acres, and the Christian servant, at the ex- 
piration of his service, 75 acres. 

To any master or mistress going before January, 1665, 120 acres, and to every able bodied servant taken 
with them, 120 acres; and for weaker servants, i. e. over fourteen years, each 60 acres; and to Christian 
servants, upon the expiration of their time, each 60 acres. 

Between January, 1665, and January, 1666, To every free man or woman, 90 acres; and for every able 
bodied servant, 90 acres, and 45 acres for the weaker servants; and 45 acres to every Christian servant, upon 
the expiration of his time. 

From January, 1666, to January, 1667, To every free man or woman, 60 acres, and to able bodied servants, 
60 acres; to weaker servants, 30 acres, and to Christian servants, upon the expiration of their time, 30 acres. 

Leaming and Spicer. 

1675. Here begins the Rights of Lands due, according to Concessions. 

Richard Stout brings for his rights, for the year 1665, for his wife, two sons, John and Richard, 120 acres 
each; total 480 acres. 


Items for his sons and daughters yt are come voyge [of age?] since the year 1667, namely, James, 
Peter, Mary, Alice and Sarah, each 60 acres; total 300 acres. 

John Stout, of Middletown, for himself and wife, , 240 acres. 

Richard Stout, Jr., of Shrewsbury, for himself and wife, 120 acres. 

James Stout for his owne right 60 acres. 

Peter Stout for his owne right 60 acres. 

Sarah Stout for her owne right 60 acres. 

James Bowne, in right of his wife, Mary Stout, 240 acres. 

John Throckmorton, in right of his wife, Alice Stout, 240 acres. 

Lib. 3, East Jersey Deeds, A. side, p. i. 

As already stated a careful study of Richard Stout's claim proves that he and his wife, with 
their two sons, John and Richard, came to the new country- in 1664, while the remainder of their 
children probably dwelt in Gravesend till about 1667, when they too came to the Monmouth 
Tract to join their parents in their newly made home. This is a reasonable deduction, as some 
roof had to be erected to receive this large family, whose presence, in the absence of such an one, 
would be a hindrance rather than a help to their parents, especially as some of the children were 
still young. It is easy to conceive that the Gravesend house was presided over by one of the 
daughters and one of the sons, aided by frequent visits from the parents, till their removal took 
place in 1667. 

Richard Stout's application for land was recorded in 1675, in which he lays claim, in right of 
himself, wife and children for 780 acres, i. e., 120 acres, each, for himself, wife, son John and son 
Richard, who were master, mistress and able-bodied servants, [not necessarily twenty-one 
years of age however], settling on the land before Januar>', 1665, and 60 acres, each, for his 
children, James, Peter, Mary, AHce and Sarah, who voyged thither, about 1667, and who were 
classified as free men and women, arri\'ing between January, 1666 and 1667. If they had settled 
on the Monmouth Tract with their father, prior to 1665, they too would have received this same 
amount of land, 60 acres, each, as weaker servants being over fourteen years of age, but the 
record expressly states from i66y, and the matter of their birth is not involved if the word 
voyge is read as travel, rather than age, as has been done heretofore. The younger, known but 
unmentioned, children were evidently under the age of fourteen in 1675, as they had not reached 
the period of being classified as "weaker servants," which had they been, would have entitled 
their father, Richard Stout, to additional lands at thirty acres per head, and for proof of which 
he put in no claim. 

The influx of settlers was rapid and large, for in the astonishingly short time of about five 
years, from 1664 to July, 1669, further settlement was restricted especially of transients, "con- 
sidering the towne to be now wholly compleated beeing full acording to their number." 

Upon the settlement of the Monmouth Tract, the settlers grouped themselves in three 
bodies, one settling at Portland Point, now the Navesink Highlands, one at Shrewsbury, on 
Narumsunk Neck, and one at Middletown, on Newasink Neck, so named because of lying be- 
tween the first two settlements. Before and after town organization was complete the Patentees 
met, with Deputies elected from their associates, in an Assembly, at various times in these towns, 
and made laws for the government of the towns, by the erection of a Constable's Court, the 
distribution of town lands, the election of officers, laying out of roads, etc. ; and in this Assembly 
Richard Stout frequently sat, as one of the Patentees, during 1669, 1670 and 1671. 

Shortly after this, the local Assembly was abolished and the direction of the town's affairs 
were left largely to themselves, while matters of large import were directed by General As- 
semblies and the Proprietary Governor which had been the order of things for some years. 

The settlers, as we have seen, had assigned to them, by the village commonalty, under the 
direction of the Local Assembly, town lots and farms adjacent to the village, and it was only 
after some years, when the whole tract became better peopled, that they applied for and received 


large grants from the Proprietors, in conformity with their rights under the Grants and Conces- 

At the first division of the town lots, Dec. 30, 1667, Richard Stout drew lot No. 6, which 
would correspond closely to the present site of Squire Henry Taylor's house, on the South side 
of the Middletown highway, and beyond him, at the Eastern end of the town, probably on the 
North side, his son, John Stout, drew lot No. 19. The next day, Dec. 31, 1667, he was chosen, 
with James Ashton, to assist James Grover in laying out, in lots, the Poplar and the Mountainy 
fields. No. 12 falling to bim, and No. 5 falling to his son, John Stout. 

1668, Jan. 4. He recorded his cattle-mark, which passed, Aug. 25, 1710, to his son, Ben- 
jamin Stout, and, in 172 1, to John Burrows, as Benjamin Stout and his family had moved away. 

Richard Stout enjoyed the confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen and was frequently 
elected to fill responsible positions in the conduct of the town's pubUc business. He was one of 
the six who were to give answer to the Governor's men in the town's behalf, in their resistance 
to Proprietary aggression; he was commonly Overseer, and thus a member of the Constables 

In 1669, "the equality of the division of the meadows is putt to the Judgement of Richard 
Stoutte" and two others. 

In 1678, he was chosen one of the Overseers of the Highways, and this is seemingly his last 
public oflBce, for age had overtaken him, and his children had come to the fore, especially his son, 
John Stout. 

Richard Stout received various grants of lands from the Proprietors, upon which he was 
compelled to pay taxes. These Middletown lands are variously alluded to in warrants, surveys 
and tax fists, and while, perhaps, they are in some instances here dupHcated, were apparently as 

1675, Nov. 2. Richard Stout had seven hxmdred and eighty acres, at Middletown. 

1676, Feb. 24. Richard Stout had four hundred acres, he having purchased the same from 
ye Indians in the Lord Proprietor's name. 

1676, May 31. Richard Stout had five himdred acres, and meadow, as being one of the first 

1676, Jime 23. Richard Stout had four hundred and sixty acres. 
1676, June 28. Richard Stout had four himdred and sixty acres. 

1676, June 30. Richard Stout had one hundred and eighty-four acres, in Middletown, which 
he sold later to WiUiam Leeds, Sr., of Burlington. 

1677, May 7. Richard Stout had two hundred and eighty-five acres. 
1686, July 20. Richard Stout had four hundred and sixty acres. 

1686, Oct. 15. Quit Rents of Middletown. 

Richard Stout 460 acres at 19 s. 2 d. pr. An 9:11 :8 

Cr. By Pardons order payd to 1:15:0 

By 20 bushells of wheat at 4 s. pr. bushel 4:00:0 

By 26 bushells of Indian Com at 2 s 2 :i2 :o8 1 g 

By abatement the man is very old i :o4:oo / ^' 

In the Quit Rent Roll, for the year 1686, he received an abatement of his tax, as " the man is 
very old. " This brings us to a (fiscussion of the probable year of Richard Stout's birth and 
death. The Rev. Mr. Hart, of Hopewell, drawing his information from the descendants of 
J6nathan Stout, and suppljdng it to Morgan Edwards, gave a series of dates which are wrong 



upon their face and extremely confusing. He stated that Penelope, the wife of Richard Stout, 
was bom in 1602, and sailed for New York about 1620, and was wrecked. That she met and 
married, in New York, Richard Stout, when she was in her twenty-second year, and he in his 
fortieth, and that she lived to the age of one hundred and ten years, and saw her offspring multi- 
pUed into five hundred and two in about eighty-eight years. Allowing one year for her widow- 
hood, Penelope Stout would have married Richard Stout, according to these dates, in 1621, in 
her twenty-second year, which would make her born about 1600; and he, at this date, in his 
fortieth year, would have been born about 1582; she, living to one hundred and ten years of 
age, would have died about 17 10. 

If Penelope Stout was born in 1602, she was sixty-three years old when the settlement of 
Middleto'WTi occurred, and as only two of her children, John and Richard, had arrived at age, 
and were presumbly about twenty and eighteen years, respectively, she must have been aged 
forty-three years when she bore her first child, and as we know that she had ten children that 
grew to adult life, and perhaps others who died young, it would have prolonged her child-bearing 
period till she was near, if not o^^er, the age of sixty, when, as a matter of fact, it should have 
encompassed thirty years, between the ages of sixteen years and forty-six years, or thereabouts. 
Evidently there is a mistake in Mr. Hart's dates, and I think it lies in the fact that he erro- 
neously gave the date of birth, 1602, to Penelope Stout instead of to Richard Stout, her husband. 
If we accept this as Ukely, and fit her marriage to the date of 1644, which we have proved was 
the probable date of her arrival, then we can rnteUigently apply the other figures, given by Mr. 
Hart, and the results would be : 

Richard Stout was born 1602; married 1644; died 1705. 

Penelope Stout was born 1622-23; married 1644; died 1732-3. 

The correctness of the dates assigned Richard Stout is sustained by the fact that he was 
very old in 1686, and that he became inactive, in town affairs, about i6'/0. 

We have Httle knowledge of him in his later days. 

1679-80, Feb. 26. Richard and Penelope Stout sold to Thomas Snowsell, Sr., sixteen acres 
of land, with dweUing house, bam and orchard, and nine acres of upland, in the Poplar Field, and 
other small parcels, for £66-5-3. This land later passed to John Crafford and then to Peter 

In 1690, he conveyed to his son, Peter Stout, land on Hop River, and six and two-thirds 
acres of meadow, at Conesconck, joining David Stout. 

In 1690, he convej'ed to his son, James Stout, land on Hop River, on whose boundaries was 
Jonathan Stout, and another piece of land, at Conescunk, adjoining David Stout. 

1703, June 9**". Will of Richard Stout, of Middletowne, County of Monmouth; proved, 
by attestation of Richard Hartshorne, one of the witnesses, and also to the signatures of witness- 
es, John Weekham, [Meekham?], and Peter Vandevandetere, before Edward, Vifcoimt Corn- 
bury, Governor, Perth Amboy, ye 23*^, 8^", 1705, mentioned: 

"unto my louing wife deuring her naturall life All my orchard and that part or rome of the houfe fhee 
now lives in with the cellar and all the land I now Improue unto my louing wife all my horfe kind except- 
ing one mare and coult my Sonn Beniamin is to haue for wintering my cattell laft yeare." 

"to my Sonns, John, Richard, James, Johnathan, Dauid, Beniamin, one fhilling each of them." 
"to my Daughters, Mar>', Alee and Sarah, each of them, one fhilling." 
"to my daughter in law, Marey Stoute, and to her fonn, John, one fhilling each of them." 
"unto my kinswoman, Mary Stoute, the daughter formerly of peter ftouts, one Cow to be paid within 
fix days After my wifes death." 

Residue "of personall eftate unto my louing wife, and I mak my fonn John and my fonn 

Johnathan my Exseceters to fee this my will performed." 


Witnesses: Richard Hartshorne, John Weekham [Meekham?]* and Peter Vandevandeter. 
He signed with his mark. 

1705, 8''", 23*''. Oath of executors, John and Jonathan Stout, before Edward, Vif count Combury, 
Perth Amboy. 

Richard Stout, as has been deduced, probably married in 1643 or 1644, and had by his wife, 
Penelope, issue, most, if not all of whom, were bom in Gravesend, Long Island. If no accoimt is 
taken of any deceased children, or the exact order of succession, the dates of birth of the known 
children would be about as follows: 


2 John Stout, bom about 1644-5. 

3 Richard Stout, bom about 1646. 

4 Mary Stout, born about 1648. 

5 James Stout, bom about 1650. 

6 AUce Stout, bom about 1652. 

7 Peter Stout, bom about 1654; died between 1702 and 1703. 

8 Sarah Stout, bom about 1656. 

9 Jonathan Stout, bom about 16 — ; 1646, says James Harvey Stout. 
ID Benjamin Stout, born about 1669? 

II David Stout, born about 1667 or 1669. 

That these children are given with some semblance of proper succession is likely, as their 
arrangement here conforms to their order in the Grants and Concessions, as well as in Richard 
Stout's will. 


2 JOHN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, was bom, by deduction, at Gravesend, Long 
Island, about 1644-45. He was married, at Middletown, N. J., by John Bowne, Justice of the 
Peace, Jan. 12, 1671-72, to EUzabeth , whose surname is omitted in the record. 

He was probably the first born, and his birth can be fixed by the deduced date of marriage 
of his parents, by the fact he is first enumerated in his father's claim for lands imdei the Grants 
and Concessions, and that he was an able-bodied man, though not necessarily of age, at the date 
of the settlement of Middletown in 1664-65. 

In the first division of lands, in Middletown, Dec. 30, 1667, he drew lot No. 19, on the main 
street, and the following day, in the distribution of the outlying Poplar and Mountainy fields, he 
drew lot No. 5. He erected a house upon his town-lot, stocked his farm with cattle, some of 
which were allowed to herd, in common with others, and to designate which, he recorded his 
cattle-mark Sept. 4, 1672. 

John Stout remained at Middletown, and died some time prior to 1740, as at this date, his 
cattle-mark was assumed by his grandson, John Stout, the newly-elected Town Clerk; and, 
July 23, 1742, Richard Stout, son and heir-at-law to John Stout, late of Middletown, is alluded 
to in a deed, with Zephaniah White, as a witness. Freehold Deeds, Lib. H., p. 317. 

If it were he who died prior to 1740, he must have attained a very advanced age and sus- 
tained the family's reputation for longevity. 

John Stout acquired a considerable estate. 

*In the will the name "John Weekham " appears like "John uauhan," [Vaughn). In the proof of the will it is spelled "Week- 
ham, " or "Meekham." 


From the Proprietors, as alluded to in Warrants, Surveys and tax bills, he received: 

1675, Nov. 2, one hundred and twenty acres, at Middletown. 

1676, Oct. 6, two hundred and forty acres. 
1678, Feb. 7, two hundred and nine acres. 

1678, Feb. 10, two hundred and nine acres, in and about Middletown. 
1687, Mch. 25, two hundred and nine acres. 

1696. John Stout, of Middletown, yeoman, and Elizabeth, his wife, sold land at Crosswicks. 

1697, July 17. He bought lands of James Grover. 

Some of these may be duplicates, appearing, as is common, in various quit-rent taxes. 

No doubt he acquired other lands as well, by succession and purchase. 

1697, July 17. James Grover, carpenter, conveyed to John Stout, yeoman, property. 
James Bollen was a witness and made his acknowledgment to this deed in 17 10. 

1705, Oct. 5. John Stout, of Middletown, yeoman, for reasonable causes and considerations, 
conveyed to Benjamin Stout, of Middletown, yeoman, land on Hop River, bounded by land 
formerly David Stout's, and land formerly Peter Stout's, as also land at Conesconk, belonging 
"to my late father, Richard Stout." 

1 7 10, Apr. 6. John Stout, of Middletown, for £15, conveyed to Richard Hartshome, six 
acres of meadow, on Hartshorne's Neck, known as Conneskvmk, which was granted to the said 
John Stout by Richard Hartshome, May 6, 1705. 

Thomas and Jane Higham, the said Jane being the widow of Richard Sadler, of Middle- 
town, who gave her, by his wUl, a proprietary right, conveyed the same, for £40, to John Stout, 
of Middletown. 

Of his estate, he gave as follows: 

1703, Apr. 30. John Stout, of Middletown, for £20, sold to his son, Richard Stout, two 
himdred acres, lying, in Middletown, adjacent to William Layton's Une. 

1704, May. John Stout conveyed land, lying at Shoal Harbor, to his son, Richard Stout, 
cordwinder, alias shoemaker. 

1704, Jan. 30. John Stout, of Middletown, sold lands, for £6, to Jonathan Stout, patented 
July 16, 1700. 

1704. John Stout, of Middletown, sold land, at Hop River, for £6. 

Trenton, N. J., Conveyances. 

John Stout became a man of prominence in the Middletown settlement. 

In 1675, ^^! '^^'ith James Bowne, his brother-in-law, was chosen a Magistrate of a Monthly 
Court of Small Cases. 

1679-80, Feb. 20. He was chosen, with the same individual, a Deputy, to represent Middle- 
town, in the Local Assembly. 

1681, July 4. John Stout was appointed ensign in the miUtary company of Middletown, of 
which John Bowne was Captain and James Grover was Lieutenant. 

1684-5. He was appointed Constable for Middletown. 

Of his wife, Mttle is known. 

In 1712, there was an Elizabeth Stout, of Middletown, a member of the Baptist Church, 
which may be she, or this may apply to EUzabeth, the wife of James Stout: Before the erection 
of their church, in 171 2, "they met at first in a private house belonging to Mr. John Stout." 

3 Richard Stout 

4 John Stout 

I Pa-fV, c+ f ^ bom in Middletown Block House, as given by Mrs. Seabrook. 

Probably others 


3 RICHARD STOUT, son of John Stout, 2, was called his son and heir, in a conveyance 
dated 1742: 

1742, July 23. Richard Stout, of Middletown, son and heir to John Stout, late of Middle- 
town, yeoman, for £28, conveyed to Timothy Waeir, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, thirty acres, at 
Barnegat, in Shrewsbury, granted to the deceased John Stout by patent from the Proprietors. 
Richard Stout signed his name. 

Richard Stout was, by trade, a cordwainer or shoemaker, in 1704, when he received, from 
his father, land at Shoal Harbor. 

He resided in Middletown, on his estate, of two hundred acres, bought from his father Apr. 

30, 1703- 

In 1695, he recorded his cattle-mark, and, in 1712, he recorded his brandmark. 

1714, Apr. 10. Capt. Richard Stout, of Middletown, gent, for 10 shillings, sold a four acre 
right to Hugh Hartshome. 

1714, Aug. 21. Richard Stout, of Middletown, planter, for £20, sold to Garvine Drum- 
mond, of Shrewsbury, a right to three himdred acres. He signed the deed Richard Stout. 

1 7 14, Aug. 26. Richard Stout acknowledged the above deed and was styled Capt. Richard 

1717, 17th of nth mo. Richard and Mary Stout signed the marriage certificate of John 
WooUey and Patience Lippit, at the house of Sarah Lippit, Middletown. 

1724, May 26. Richard Stout, Esq., of Middletown, for £20, sold land to John Woolley, Jr. 

1724. Richard Stout was a Justice, in Middletown. 

1729, Dec. 19. Richard Stout conveyed to son, John, land adjoining widow Lippet and 
George Taylor. 

Richard Stout was, probably, among the first born children, as he had a daughter, Esther 
Stout, born prior to her brother, John Stout, who was born in 1701, say in 1699, and who married 
Benjamin Woolley about 17 16, which necessitates their father, Richard Stout, being born not 
later than 1678, and perhaps earUer. 

Richard Stout was probably married twice, and unless another husband can be found for 
Esther, daughter of Peter and Rebecca (Brazier) Tilton, born Aug. 5, 1678, I judge her to have 
been the first wife of Richard Stout, and his second wife was Mary Tilton, bom Feb. 2, 1681, 
his first wife's sister. 

At what time his first wife died I do not know, but Mary was his wife in 1704, when they 
both signed the marriage certificate of Walter Harbert and Sarah Tilton, her cousin, at the house 
of Rebecca TUton, the 2 of 4 mo., of that year. John Stout, his son, was bom in 1701, and 
Jonathan Stout, his son, in 1704. The latter was therefore the son of Mary, but Esther Stout, 
his daughter, was bom prior to John, for she was married to Benjamin Woolley, about 17 16, 
according to dates of birth of their children. 

1749, Dec. 28. Richard Stout made his will, which was proved Jan. 17, 1749, in which he 
recites that he was of Middletown, Esquire, and mentioned: 

Son, John Stout, to whom he gave land, bought of Thomas Cox, and along the line of Sarah Lippit, 
William Bowne's line, and thence to the highway by the graves, etc. 

Son, Jonathan Stout. 

Negroes, Harriet and Bess to be freed and to have the use of one-half of my father's field; other negroes 
were also provided for. 

Daughters, Mary, Catharine, Rebecca, and three daughters of my deceased daughter, Esther Woolley. 

He appointed his two sons executors, and signed his name to the will. 


7 Esther Stout, born about 1699. 

8 John Stout, born 1701. 


9 Jonathan Stout, bom 1704. 

10 Mary Stout; married James Grover. 

11 Catharine Stout; married, by Ucense dated Nov. 2, 1730, John Stout, son of Joseph, 

eldest son of Jonathan, son of Richard Stout, i. 

12 Rebecca Stout; married George Taylor. 

13 Daughter Stout, (perhaps) ; said to have married Samuel Tilton, but very doubtful. 

4 JOHN STOUT, JR., son of John Stout, 2, recorded his cattle-mark, in Middletown, Oct. 
31, 1698, which passed, May 12, 1753, to Richard, his son, whence it passed to George Taylor, 
Jr., in 1 761, and then, in 1809, to John Stout, carpenter, son of the last-named Richard Stout, 
and then, in 1844, to Richard W. Stout, son of John Stout, carpenter. 


14 Richard Stout 

7 ESTHER STOUT, daughter of Richard Stout, Esq., 4, was bom about 1699, and died 
prior to Dec. 28, 1749. She married, about 1716, Benjamin Woolley, bom i2mo., 25, 1692-3, 
son of John and Mercy (Potter) Woolley. 

Esther Stout was Benjamin WooUey's second wife, the name of his first wife being unknown 
to me. Upon the death of his wife, Esther Stout, Benjamin Woolley married, third, 7mo., 19, 
1744, Catharine (West) Cook, widow of Edward P. Cook, and upon her demise, he married, 
fourth. May 31, 1758, Phebe Cooper, widow. For their issue see Woolley Family in Historical 

8 JOHN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, Esq., 3, was "bom Dec. 4, [?], and is now, Jan. 8, 
1782, aged 80 years." He died, Aug. [16 probably], 1783, aged 81 years, 7 months and 8 days, 
as per Bible record, and Aug. 16, 1782, aged 81 years and 7 months, as per bis tombstone in the 
Old Presbyterian Churchyard, at Middletown. He married Margaret, daughter of Thomas 
Taylor, who died June 5, 1793, (Baptist Chvirch Record), leaving a will dated Apr. 25, 1793. 

In 1740, he was Town Clerk of Middletown. 

1740, Apr. 16. He recorded his cattle-mark, at Middletown, which was the same as that of 
his grandfather, John, the son of Richard and Penelope. 

1749/50, Feb. ID. John Stout, son of Richard, 3, deceased, gave to be recorded for his son, 
Richard, the earmark that George Taylor said, Jan. 17, 1770, "formerly belonged to Captain 
Richard Stout." 

1776, Apr. 25. John Stout made his will, in which he mentioned his wife, Margaret, and 
sons, William and Thomas; while that of his wife, Margaret Stout, was written Apr. 25, 1793. 


15 John Stout, Jr., born, Sept. 12, 1732, about 9 o'clock in the morning; died, Mch. 9, 

1758, aged 25 years, 5 months and 16 days. His cattle-mark was recorded Aug. 
I, 1755, and was formerly Sarah Lippit's, and passed to his brother, Thomas 

Stout, Oct. 21, 1 76 1. He probably married Mary , as per his mother's 

will, and had a daughter, Mary Stout. 

16 Helena Stout, born, Dec. 2, 1734, between 12 and i o'clock; married, by license 

dated May 2, 1758, John, son of William Hoflf. She was a legatee in the wiU 
of Zephaniah White in 1758. 

"But two hands between Penelope and me"; " My grandmother, Helena Huff, 
told how her grandfather, John Stout, felt the wounds of the old lady and that he 
blushed like a schoolboy." Mrs. T. W. Seabook. 


Leonard Hoff ; killed, at Middletown Point, May 23, 1779, aged 19, in Revolu- 
tionary War. 
John Hoff 
Wilb'am Hoff 
Thomas Hoff 
Christian Hoff 
Margaret Hoff 
Elizabeth Hoff 
Helena Hoff 

17 Lydia Stout, born, Apr. 4, 1737, about 12 or near i o'clock. 

18 Richard Stout, bom, Oct. 10, 1738, about 10 at night; died, June i, 1759, aged 

twenty years, seven months, twenty-one days. 

19 Thomas Stout, born Apr. 13, 1741; died May 13, 1806. 

20 Sarah Stout, bom Feb. 14, 1743-4; married, by Mcense dated May 15, 1766, John 

Pier son. 

21 Joseph Lippit Stout, bom Nov. 24, 1746; married Jane ; was a Tory and 

removed from Middletown. His daughter, Peggy, bom 1787 ; died Aug. 27, 1787, 
is buried, with her grandfather, John Stout, in the Presbyterian Churchyard, 
Middletown, N. J. He also had an adult son, in 1797, Wilham Stout, as per his 
mother's will, and a daughter, Peggy Stout, bom May 22, 1787; died Aug. 27, 

22 Mary Stout, bom Jime 16, 1749 [?]. 

23 Catharine Stout, bom Mch. 9, 1752; married George Yard, when thirty years of 

age. She was hving, aged eighty years, in 1831. 

24 William Stout 1 born Oct. 26, 1755. 

25 Anne Stout / She married, by license dated Mch. 26, 1778, WUham West. 

Apr. 10, 1799, Cateline Yard and Anne West conveyed to Thomas West, 
their brother, their Proprietary rights in land left by will of Margaret Stout, 
widow, dated Apr. 25, 1793, to Joseph Stout. Signed by WiUiam West and 
Cataline Yard. 

26 Hester Stout; solely upon the authority of the late Asher Taylor, Esq., who married 

William Taylor, but it is likely an error. Was it boatman Joe? 

9 DR. JONATHAN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, Esq., 3, was bom Mch. 26, 1702; 
died, Apr. 27, 1773, aged 71, i, i; buried in the Old Presbyterian Churchyard, Middletown, 
N. J.; married Leah, daughter of Amos and Hannah (MiUs) Wbite, prior to i2mo., 27, 1728-9, 
since Amos White, in his will of that date, calls him son-in-law. Leah White, his wife, was born 
in 1704, and was living at the date of his will, 1773. Both Jonathan Stout and his wife, Leah, 
were baptized, at Shrewsbury, N. J., in 1759. She must have been the mother of aU of his 

1729, Aug. 6. He recorded his cattle-mark, which passed to his son, Peter, in 1775, thence 
to Peter's brother, Abraham, in 1789, and then, in 1834, to Esther and Mary, daughters of 
Abraham Stout, and finally, in 1854, to WiUiam Carhart. 

1773, Oct. 13. Jonathan Stout made his will, which was proved Apr. i, 1775, which seems 
from the inscription on his tombstone, to be an erroneous date, and in which he mentioned: 

Wife, Leah. 

Son, Richard; land adjacent Edward Burrowes and Andrew Lay ton. 

Second son, Jonathan; land adjacent Edward Taylor and widow Mary Stout. 


Third son, Peter. 

Fourth son, Jehu. 

Fifth son, Abram. 

Daughter, Esther Stout. 

Daughter, Rebecca. 

Grandchildren, Leah Benjamin and Stout Benjamin, not 21 years. 

Four daughters, Leah, Esther, Rachel and Rebecca. 

Executors: sons, Peter and Abram. 

He was a man of considerable wealth, and made liberal provision for all of his family. 

His children were also legatees in the will of their imcle, Zephaniah White, who died in 


27 Richard Stout, bom 1728; died 1807; was a legatee in the will of his uncle, Zeph- 

aniah White, in 1758. 

28 Jonathan Stout; living, as Jonathan Stout, Jr., in 1758, and a legatee in the will 

of his uncle, Zephaniah White. 

29 Jehu Stout; not mentioned, in 1758, in the will of Zephaniah White. 

30 Peter Stout, bom 1734; died 1828; not mentioned in the will of Zephaniah White, 

in 1758. 

31 Abram Stout, bom 1750; died 1830; not mentioned in the will of Zephaniah 

White, in 1758. 

32 Hannah Stout, bom 1732; died 1757. 

2,2, Esther Stout; mentioned in the will of her uncle, Zephaniah White, in 1758. 

34 Mary Stout; mentioned in the wiU of her uncle, Zephaniah White, in 1758. 

35 Rebecca Stout; married, by license dated Oct. 5, 1763, Mexander Grant. 

36 Leah Stout; mentioned in tiie will of her uncle, Zephaniah White, in 1758; married, 

by license dated Oct. 12, 1761, Samuel Taylor. 

37 Rachel Stout, bom 1746; married James Patterson, bom 1733. 

Jehu Patterson, bom 1765; married at the age of twenty. 
Rebecca Patterson; married Mr. Crawford. 
Leah Patterson; married Robert Patterson, her first cousin. 
James Patterson; married Mary Conover. 

14 RICHARD STOUT, son of John Stout, Jr., 4. 

1753, May 12. He had recorded, at Middletown, the earmark which had been his 
father's, and which, passing to George Taylor, Jr., in 1761, was resumed, in 1809, by his 
son, John Stout, "carpenter." 

38 John Stout; "carpenter." 

15 JOHN STOUT, JR., son of John Stout, 8. 

There seems to have been some connection between the Stouts and the Lippits, which gave 
rise to the taking of Sarah Lippit's cattle-mark, Aug. i, 1755, by John Stout, Jr., (15), and the 

*Amos White married Hannah Mills. In his will, of 1728, he appoints his son-in-law, Jonathan Stout, an executor. Amos 
White had children: Zephaniah White, who died in 1758; Amos White, Andrew White, Avis White, who married John Fisher, 
Hannah White, who married William Layton, and Leah White, who married Jonathan Stout. Zephaniah White, who died in 1758, 
alludes to his nephews and nieces, as cousins, the oldtime phraseology for that kindred. They were Leah Stout, deceased cousin 
Hannah Stout, Richard Stout, Jonathan Stout, Jr., Mary Stout, Hester Stout; the other children of Jonathan Stout, for some 
reason, were omitted. 


naming of his brother, Joseph Lippit Stout, (21), who was bom Nov. 24, 1746. See also under 
No. 8. 

He probably died prior to Oct. 21, 176 1, as his cattle-mark was then taken up by his brother, 
Thomas Stout, 19. 

19 THOMAS STOUT, son of John Stout, 8, was bom Apr. 13, 1741, and died May 13, 
1806, and was buried in the Wall and Stout plot, in Middletown. He married Catharine Cooper. 
1761, Oct. 21. He took up the cattle-mark of his brother, John Stout. 
1805, Apr. 19. Thomas Stout made his wUl, which was proved May 26, 1806. 

39 John Stout, bom Sept. 28, 1772. 

40 Richard Stout, bom Sept. 20, 1781. 

41 Thomas T. Stout, bom 1785; died, Apr. 21, 1871, single. 

42 Deborah Stout, born 1770; died Mch. 22, 1803; married James Reynolds. 

George Reynolds, bom 1803; died 1869. 

43 Hope Stout, bom Feb. 5, 1776; died June i, 1825; married James Reynolds, his 

second wife. 

Catharine Reynolds, born June 4, 1805; died Sept. 19, 1822. 
Hope Reynolds 

44 Margaret Stout, bom Oct. 17, 1778; died Aug. 10, 1841; married John Carroll. 

Deborah CarroU, bom June 10, 1803; died July 22, 1888; married Leonard 

45 Helena Stout; married George Dorset. 

James Dorset 
Joseph Dorset 
EUza Dorset 
Catharine Dorset 
Sarah Ann Dorset 

27 RICHARD STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom in 1728; died Mch. 6, 1807, 
and married, by hcense dated Nov. 20, 1751, Anna Tenbrook*, born in 1735. Nov. 17, 1806, 
Nancy, wife of Richard Stout, died. (Baptist Church Record, Middletown, N. J.) Her tomb- 
stone reads that she died, Dec. 18, 1806, aged seventy-one years. 

1791, May 23. Richard Stout made his will, which was proved Mch. 27, 1807, in which he 

Father, Jonathan Stout, deceased. 

Wife, Ann 

Son, Wessels Tenbrooke Stout 

Son, Richard Stout 

Son, Jonathan Stout 

Daughter, Elizabeth 
^Daughter, Rhoda Burdon. 

He owned property at Shoal Harbor and Frosts. 

♦In the will of Dirck DeWitt, of Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y., recorded in New York City, Anna Tenbrook is mentioned as, 
"my grand daughter Ann, wife of Richard Stout," to whom he gives £io, further the testator gives to my three grandchildren, 
children of Wessell Jacobson TenBroeck, by my daughter Neeltie, viz.: Jacob, Dirck and Elizabeth, £200, and calls his daughter, 
Neeltie, the wife of Samuel Stout, and gives her £10, by which it would appear that Neeltie DeWitt married, first, a TenBroeck, 
and second, a Stout, and that her daughter, Anna, likewise married a Stout. Dirck De Witt was rich and left a good-sized family. 



46 Wessel Tenbrooke Stout 

47 Richard Stout 

48 Jonathan Stout 

49 Elizabeth Stout 

50 Rhoda Stout; married Mr. Burdon. 

30 PETER STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom in 1744; died in 1828, and 
married, by license dated Nov. 16, 1767, Charity Williams. 

1775, Aug. 20. He recorded his father's cattle-mark, and, in 1789, transferred it to his 
brother, Abram Stout. 

Peter Stout was a Royalist, as appears in the Report of the Bureau of Archives, of Ontario, 
Part I, p. 119. 

Claim of Peter Stout of Middletown, N. J., stated he had a brother, Abraham Stout. 
Peter received 200 acres imder the will of his father, dated October, 1773, and the property was 
confiscated and sold, and one. Burrows, bought it. 

He doubtless returned to Middletown from New Brunswick, (Canada), as appears by his 

1827, Oct. 22. Peter Stout made his will, which was proved July 12, 1828, and mentioned 
his children, and his nephew, Abram Stout, Jr. 


51 Peter Stout 

52 Jonathan Stout 

53 John Stout 

54 Leah Stout*; wife of Mr. Martin in 1827. 

55 Charity Stout; married, Sept. i, 1799, Asher Vaughan, and was living in 1827. 

31 ABRAM STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom in 1750; died in 1830, and 
married Mary Willet, bom in 1762; died in 1844. 

1789, May 28. He recorded his cattle-mark. 

1828, Mch. 18. Abram Stout made his will, which was proved Sept. 27, 1830, and mentioned 
his wife, Mary, and children by name. 


56 Abram Stout, bom 1804; died 1832. 

57 Helena Stout; married, Apr. 11, 1802, Thomas Shepherd, Esq., and was Uving in 


58 Thomas Stout 

59 Charles Stout 

60 Catharine Stout \ recorded cattle-mark, in 1834, which, in 1854, passed to William 

61 Esther Stout j Carhart. 

62 Mary Stout 

63 Other children 

32 HANNAH STOUT, daughter of Jonathan Stout, 9, was born Dec. 15, 1732 ; died Sept. 
.18, 1757; buried in the Presbyterian Churchyard, Middletown, N. J., and had a romantic his- 
tory. She was engaged to Lawrence Smyth, who had gone to England to settle his father's 

*Lieha [Leah] Stout married, Dec. 13, 1795. David Moorehouse. 


estate. When returning, his ship was wrecked, and none, save himself and the Captain, were 
saved. Hastening home, he foimd his fiancee, Hannah Stout, had been dead two weeks. 

33 ESTHER STOUT, daughter of Jonathan Stout, 9, married, first, Mr. Frost, and 
second, Mr. Hedden. 

There was a James Frost, Esq., bom Jan. i, 1769; died Mch. 23, 1821, with wife, Lydia, 
daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Crawford-Compton) Morris, who died, Nov. 23, 1863, ^.ged 
ninety years, nine months and twenty-eight days, who had three children, Rachel, Eliza Ann, 
and Caroline. This James Frost, Esq., may have been a son of Esther by her first husband. 

By Mr. Hedden, she probably had Jonathan Hedden, bom Jan. 31, 1780; died Apr. 15, 
1882, who married Mary , bom Aug. 5, 1791, and died Apr. 28, 1847. They had a daugh- 
ter, Esther Hedden, who died, Nov. 23, 1843, aged 21 years and 6 months, and a daughter, 
Caroline Hedden, bom Sept. 11, 1829; died Nov. 29, 1841. 

34 MARY STOUT, daughter of Jonathan Stout, 9, was married, by license dated Mch. 
6, 1764, to Herrick Benjamin, of Morris County, New Jersey, and was dead at the time her 
father's will was made, which refers to her children, Leah Benjamin and Stout Benjamin. 
She was a legatee in the will of her uncle, Zephaniah White, in 1758. 

Leah Benjamin 
Stout Benjamin 

38 JOHN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 14, was bom July 2, 1766; died May 28, 1844; 
married Esther , born Jime 26, 1770; died Aug. 26, 1837. 

1809, Mch. 4. He, as the son of Richard Stout, recorded the earmark that had been his 
father's, in 1753, and his grandfather, John's, 4, in 1698. He was a carpenter. 


64 Leah Stout, bom 1797; died May 12, 1829. 

65 Richard W. Stout; married Mary, daughter of Jehu and Haimah (Gordon) Pat- 

terson, bom Apr. 28, 1804; died Sept. 21, 1837. 

Jacob Tenbrook Stout, born Nov. 23, 1832; died Jan. 5, 1835. 

66 Sarah Stout, bora Jan. 24, 1804; died Sept. 29, 1847; married John Patterson. 


John Jacob Timbrook Patterson, bom Jime 28, 1835; died Apr. 29, 1852. 

67 James F. Stout, bom 1808; died July 23, 1851. 

68 Jacob Tenbrook Stout, bom 181 2; died Jime 2, 1830. 

39 JOHN STOUT, son of Thomas Stout, 19, was born Sept. 28, 1772, and died 1838. 
He married, Feb. 8, 1798, Martha, daughter of Thomas and Amy Bedel, who was bom Mch. 25, 

1801, May 13. He recorded his cattle-mark, derived from his grandfather, John Stout. 
1837, Dec. 19. John Stout made his will, which was proved Dec. 19, 1838, in which he 
mentioned that he was of Middletown. 



69 Joseph Stout, born Nov. 22, 1798; deceased, prior to 1837, leaving 

John Stout 
William Stout 
James Stout 

70 Douglass C. Stout, bom May 25, 1800; married, Dec. 11, 1822, Rachel McLean, 

and died May 22, 1834. 

71 John Stout, bom Oct. 2, 1801; in 1837, he had a daughter, Desire Stout. 

72 Richard B. Stout, bom Jan. 16, 1803. 

73 Catharine Stout, bom Aug. 26, 1804; in 1837, she was Catharine Strieker. 

74 EUjah Stout, born Feb. 23, 1806. 

75 Thomas Stout, bom Dec. 17, 1807; probably married Amelia 

Elizabeth Stout, who died, Apr. 2, 1838, aged 4 years, 7 months and 11 days. 

76 Joel Stout, born May 18, 1809. 

77 Sarah Ann Stout, born Jan. 17, i8i2;ini837, she was Sarah Ann Sprowl. 

78 Jarret S. Stout, born, Oct. 9, 1813, on the old Stout Farm, at Centreville, near 

Keyport; died Feb. 20, 1906. He married, in 1831, Sarah Jane Dickerson, who 
died in 1894. He was the oldest resident of Keyport at the time of his death, 
and was the last of a family of fourteen children. At the time of his death he left 


Daughter ; married Francis Van Gieson. 

William H. Stout, of Forrest Hill. 

79 Elizabeth Stout, bom Oct. 6, 181 5; in 1837, she was Elizabeth Walling. 

80 Lucy Stout, bom Mch. i, 1819; in 1837, she was vmmarried. 

81 Maria Stout, born Sept. 6, 1820; unmarried in 1837. 

82 William Stout, bom Feb. 27, 1823. 

40 RICHARD STOUT, "at the Sawmill," son of Thomas Stout, 19, was born Sept. 20, 
1781; died Oct. 31, 1828; married, Apr. 21, 1812, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Bedel, bom 1793; 
died Mch. 23, 1849. 

1824, Nov. 13 He recorded his cattle-mark, formerly that of his father. 


83 Wilham Stout, bom Apr. 16, 1813; died, Jan. 9, 1815, aged i year, 9 months 

and 23 days. 

84 Peter Stout; married Lucy Stout. 

85 Tenbrook Stout, born April. 30, 1822; died, June 12, 1838, aged 16 years, i month 

and 12 days. 

86 Thomas Stout 

87 Edward Stout, bom Apr. 2, 1824; died, July 29, 1844, aged 20 years, 3 months and 

27 days. 

88 Ann Stout. 

46 COLONEL WESSEL TENBROOKE STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 27, born Nov. 
2, 1752; died Nov. 11, 1818; buried in the Presbyterian Churchyard, at Allentown, N. J. He 


was an officer, of reputation, in the Revolution, and probably made a Montgomery or Wikoflf 

88* Elzabeth Stout; died Mch. 4, 1850; buried at Allentown. 

SS** Richard Montgomery Stout, bom Nov. 12, 1789; died Jan. 19, 1857; buried at 
, ^ J Allentown, N. J.; married Mary . . . . , ; and had 

^'l^^;" ^^ Issue 

' ' Caroline Holmes Stout; died, May 14, 1840, in her 17th year. 

Peter Wikoff Stout; died Apr. 9, i860. 
Wessel T. Stout, M. D.; died Feb. 26, 1862. 
Mary Stout; died Feb. 10, 1883. 

47 RICHARD STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 27, married 


89 Richard Tenbrook Stout, bom Jan. 18, 1821; died May 19, 1853; married Eliza- 
beth Bek. 

48 JONATHAN R. STOUT,* son of Richard Stout, 27, bom Mch. 5, 1758; died, Sept. 

25, 1834, aged 76 years, 6 months and 20 days; married Hannah ,* bom Dec. 30, 1764; 

died Sept. ib, 1853. 

1834, Sept. 20. He made his will, which was proved Oct. 24, 1834, and in which he men- 

Wife, Hannah 
Son, James D. Stout 
Daughter, Elizabeth D. Stout 
Son, Richard Stout 
Daughter, Susan M. Stout 
Daughter, Nancy Forman 
Daughter, Rachel Borden 
Daughter, Lucy Giberson 
Daughter, Eleanor Perrine 
Grand-daughter, Mary Borden 
Brother, John Stout. 


90 James D. Stout,* bom Oct. 5, 1786; died Sept. 30, 1857. 

91 EHzabeth D. Stout,* bom Sept. 28, 1788; died Apr. 3,1863. 

92 Richard T. Stout,* bom Nov. 8, 1796; died Feb. 11, 1868. 

93 Susan M. Stout 

94 Nancy Stout; married Mr. Forman. 

95 Rachel Stout; married Mr. Borden. 

96 Lucy Stout,* bom Apr. 7, 1794; died Apr. 17, 1869; married Gilbert Giberson, 
Jr.,* bom Sept. 20, 1792; died Feb. 2, 1832. 

97 Eleanor Stout; married Mr Perrine. 
97" Maria Stout,* bom Mch. 20, 1804; died Sept. 5, 1814. 

51 PETER STOUT, son of Peter Stout, 30, was bom 1767; died May 25, 1835; married 

Catharine , bom Jan. 6, 1777; died May 20, 1847. Buried in the Baptist Churchyard, 

Middletown, N. J. 

His wiU was proved June 3, 1835. 

*Buried at Allentown, N. J., in the Presbyterian Churchyard. 


84 PETER STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 40, married Lucy Stout. 

98 Crawford Stout, bom 1849; died May 5, 1850. 

99 William Edward Stout, born 1847; died June 30, 1848. 

100 Sarah Stout; died, Aug. 16, 1845, aged 8 months and 21 days. 

89 RICHARD TENBROOK STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 47, born, at Tom's River, 
Jan. 18, 182 1 ; died May 19, 1853; married Elizabeth Bek. 

loi Wesley B. Stout; married Jime 6, 1888, Mary E. Lord. 
Richard Weslord Stout 

102 Joseph C. W. Stout 

103 Richard T. Stout 


3 RICHARD STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, was bom, by deduction, at Gravesend, 
Long Island, about 1646, or a httle later. He doubtless accompanied his father in the migration 
to Middletown, in 1665, for his father bases an appUcation for lands on this fact, yet, in Decem- 
ber, 1667, upon the first division of lands, in Middletown, he, personally, was ignored, which 
was probably from the fact that he was still a youth and Hving at home with his parents. 

Richard Stout, 3, had two wives, an early one by the name of Frances, and a later one by the 
name of Mary. I cannot say, with certainty, what their surnames were, but one was, I think, 

a Seymour and the mother of Frances was Frances who married, for her first husband, 

a man with name yet unknown. As the wife of this unknown man, she had this daughter, 
Frances [Stout], and as the widow of this unknown man, she became the second wife of Robert 
West, whose first wife, Elizabeth, joined him [Robert West] in a deed, Oct. 18, 1663, in Rhode 
Island. Upon Robert West's death, she, Frances, married, third, Edmond Lafetra*, and was 
probably his sole wife. This Frances had issue by all three of her husbands; by the first, a 
daughter, called Frances , who became the wife of Richard Stout, certainly prior to 

*The will of Edmund Lafetra has been variously interpreted. The following, I believe, is its correct explanation, viz. : 

Robert West, Sr., of Rhode Island, and afterwards of Shrewsbury, married twice; first, Elizabeth , by whom he had 

Robert West, Jr., who took the Oath of Allegiance with his father, in 1667-8. 
Joseph West; married. May 12, 1692, Mary Webley. 
Elizabeth West; erroneously assumed by many to have been a daughter of Edmund Lafetra, and the wife of 

John West. 
Ann West, who married Henry Chamberlain. 
Mary West, who married Nathaniel Cammock. 

Robert West married, second, Frances , a widow, whose maiden and widowed names are alike unknown; she was the 

mother by her first husband (unknown) of a daughter Frances, who became the wife of Richard, the son of Richard and Penelope 

Stout, and is referred to in the will of Edmund Lafetra, as Frances Stoutt. And by this marriage to Frances , Robert 

West had 

John West, an only child, so far as we know, by this marriage. 
Afterwards this same Frances, upon the death of her husband, Robert West, took for her third husband, Edmund 
Lafetra, by whom she had 

Edmund Lafetra 
Sarah Lafetra. 
Under the generous roof of the kind-hearted Quaker, Edmund Lafetra, were reared these four separate sets of children, and 
in his will the noble man called each one of them "son" or "daughter" or "child." 


1679-80, and probably prior to 1676, which, if we do not allow, would necessitate Richard Stout 
having an earUer wife with name unknown, which I hardly think is likely. 

In a letter, in my possession, written by William Leeds, about 1736, to Cox, concern- 
ing a title to land in dispute between them, he says: 

"Richd. Stout married a girl in Shrewsbury and settled there and his father lived in 
Middletown and passing and repassing from one to the other he took a liking to some land at 
Swiming River. The Gen'l Surveyor then being a measuring land thereabouts to the people 
Stout got him to measure him a piece the i June 1676, in order to settle it, but Stout's wfe 
would not go so far unless he would get a neighbor to go with her." He then asked Thomas 
Wright, of Shrewsbury, with his wife, to settle on the tract he had just obtained and he would 
sell him part. 

" In the Fall the patent was sent to Stout from Elizabethtown. Then they went to Leonard 
to read it to them for neither of them could read," etc., etc. 

That Richard Stout secured this land is certain, as "Richard Stout, Jr., was on the bound- 
ary of Grover's Inheritance, in 1676," which lay on Swimming River, and he also made good his 
offer to Wright, in a deed dated jime 22, 1676, which he signed alone, not being joined by his 
wife. New Jersey Archives, Vol. xxi, p. 232. 

Wright repudiated the deed when he ascertained that he had to pay quit-rent on the lands, 
and the claims of his supposed descendants, the Walls and the Coxes, rested upon the question 
of his rights, in their contention with WilHam Leeds. 

At all events, whether Wright settled on the land as his neighbor, or not. Stout, himself, 
did, and took with him to this home, in 1676, a wife. She was probably Frances, as Feb. 7, 
1679-80, Richard Stout, Jr., and wife, Frances, jointly signed a conveyance to William Leeds, 
of Shrewsbury. 

Richard Stout acquired considerable land in Monmouth County. Among the Warrants, 
Surveys and Conveyances, from the Proprietors, appear: 

1675 to 1686, he paid quit-rents on one hundred and twenty acres of land. 

1675, Nov. 2. He had one hundred and twenty acres at Shrewsbury. 

1676, June 23. He had one hundred and eighty-four acres granted to him. 

1676, June 28. He had one hundred and eighty-four acres granted to him, later conveyed 
to William Leeds. 

In 1676, Richard Stout, Jr., was still of Middletown, when he divided with Thomas Wright 
land surveyed about the first of June, 1676. 

1686. He paid quit- rent on Middletown lands. 

1687, June 20. He had one himdred and twenty acres granted him, adjacent to Richard 
Stout, the elder. 

1689, June 24. Samuel Leonard, of Colt's Neck, bought lands from the Indian Sachems, of 
Manasquan, lying at Manasquan, beginning at Squancum, for various goods, rum, etc., which 
he assigned to Richard Stout, Jr., Dec. 19, 1689. 

Richard Stout, 3, and his descendants, settled at Shrewsbury, and bought lands at Long 
Branch, Deal, Manasquan and Bamegat, all places to the South along the shore. 

He had Uttle opportimity to acquire education, and there was little need for it, so, that like 
many others among the early settlers, he made his mark, as did his wife, Mary. 

On the other hand, John Stout, 2, the brother of Richard Stout, 3, resided at Middletown, 
where he and his descendants owned land and bought to the Northward, towards the Bay 
Shore. John Stout's son, Richard Stout, also married a wife, Mary, and was contemporary with 


Richard Stout, 3, and Mary, his wife, but they may easily be separated, for Richard Stout, 3, 
with wife, Mary, were identified with Shrewsbury and made their marks to documents, while 
Richard Stout, son of John Stout, 2, with wife, Mary, were identified with IN'Iiddletown, and both 
signed their names to documents. 

The following items shed hght upon Richard Stout's later years and upon his children: 
1687, Dec. 3. Richard Stout, Jr., received land from Samuel Leonard, which he conveyed, 
I, 10, 1691, (calling himself planter, of Manasquan, at which time he signed by his mark), to 
Ananias Gifford. This transfer may have been the result of a suit brought by Richard Stout, 
Jr., of Middletown, Nov. 21, 1687, against Samuel Leonard, of Colt's Neck. 

1704. Richard Stout and Mary Stout witnesses to a marriage. 

1705, Dec. 20. Richard Stout, Sr., of Shrewsbury, yeoman, and Robert Stout, own son of 
the said Richard Stout, also of Shrewsbury, singleman, conveyed, for £30, to Joseph Hulett, 
singleman, of Shrewsbur}^, fifty-five acres of land, in Shrewsbury, which Richard Stout, Sr., 
purchased from Hananiah Gifford, Mch. 10, 1691, and conveyed to his son, Robert Stout, 
Apr. 7, 1703. Richard Stout and Robert Stout both signed the deed by their marks. 

1709, Sept. 26. Richard Stout, Sr., yeoman, of Shrewsbury, and Mary, his wife, conveyed 
to Ebenezer Cook, yeoman, of Shrewsbury, for £175, land, at Long Branch, and six acres of 
meadow, at Portapeck, being in all two hundred and thirty-five acres, reserving a piece of 
ground three rods square, where the said Richard Stout's former wife Hes buried, which land 
was conveyed to Richard Stout, Sr., by Ananias Gifford Mch. 4, 1691. Signed by Richard 
Stout and Mary Stout by their marks. Recorded 1736. 

1709, Nov. II. Richard Stout, Sr., yeoman, of Shrewsbury, conveyed to his loving son, 
Joseph Stout, of Shrewsbury, carpenter, for the love and fatherly care " I have for his Advantage 
& Preferment in this World," land and meadow, lying at Manasquan River, being one-half of 
the tract of land conveyed to Richard Stout by Ebenezer Cook, Sept. 26, 1709, bounded by 
David Stout's line, etc. Signed by Richard Stout and Mary Stout by their marks. Witnesses: 
John Gifford, Joseph Gifford and Samuel Dennis, Jr. Recorded 1734. 

1 7 13, Apr. 28. Richard Stout, yeoman, of Shrewsbury, and Mary, his wife, exchanged with 
William Jefferys, yeoman, of Shrewsbury, his land, known as Deal, containing one hundred 
and twenty acres, bounded by lands of Francis Jeffer\', Whale Pond Brook, Thomas Potter's 
land, etc., excepting a burying place "where Benjamin Rogers, deceased, lyes buried," which 
land was conveyed to Richard Stout by Benjamin Rogers May i, 17 12, for land belonging to 
WiUiam Jeffery, which he had derived from Francis Jeffery Feb. 21, 171 2. Signed by Richard 
Stout by his mark. Witnesses: Jonathan Allen, Joseph Wardell, Jacob Dennis, Thomas 
Bently. Recorded 173 1-2. 

1714, Jime 19. Richard Stout, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, and Mary, his wife, for £300, sold 
to William Jeffery, yeoman, of Shrewsbury, property at Deal, which was conveyed to said 
Stout, Apr. 28, 1713, by the said Jeffer>'. William Jeffery was the son of Francis Jeffery, of 
Shrewsbury, who also had another son by name, Francis Jeffery. Richard Stout signed by his 
mark. Mary, his wife, did not sign. Registered 173 1-2. 

1 71 7, May 8. Richard Stout, yeoman, of Shrewsbury, conveyed to Gabriel Stelle, and 
Elizabeth, his wife, land, at Deal, which said Stout had from Jeffries, in 1713, for land, on the 
South side of Manasquan River, which had been deeded to Stelle, in 171 7. 

Back of Lib. H., p. 29, Freehold, N. J., Records. 


4 Richard Stout; married Eve , prior to 1718, and probably was he who was 

called "Squan Dick." 


5 Robert Stout; single, in 1705, when he received lands from his father; bought land 

in 1709. 

6 Joseph Stout; received land, from his father, in 1709. 

7 David Stout; died, intestate and unmarried, prior to 1718. 

8 Seymour Stout 

9 Penelope Stout (supposed) 

10 Lucy Stout I 

11 John Stout (supposed) 

12 Rebecca Stout (supposed) 

Of these sons, one married and had a daughter, Frances Stout, who married, 11 mo., 6, 1734, 
Wilbur Lippincott, son of WiUiam [son of Remembrance] and Hannah (Wilbur) Lippincott, 
bom I mo., 18, 1710; died 10 mo., 1775 ^^^^ ^^•d 
Margaret Lippincott, bom 10 mo., 17, 1735. 
Ann Lippincott, bom 8 mo., 7, 1737; married Mr. Ford. 

Jediah Lippincott, bom 4 mo., 9, 1740; married and had 

Hannah Lippincott; married, by license dated Nov. 20, 1782, 

Abraham Vanderveer. 
James Lippincott 
(?) Patience Lippincott; married Mr. Middleton. 

Richard Lippincott, bom Jan. 2, 1745; died May 14, 1826; married, first, 
9 mo., 5, 1769, Mary Scull; second, Mch. 4, 1770, Esther, daughter of 
Jeremiah and Esther (TUton) Borden. (This was the Captain Richard 
Lippincott engaged in the Huddy afi^air. He settled in Canada, and 
from his daughter, Esther Borden Lippincott, who married George Taylor 
Dennison, is descended a Dennison who had the old Family Bible.) 

There was, presumably, another Frances Stout, who was perhaps a daughter of one of 
Richard and Frances Stout's sons, and hence their grand-daughter. This assumption, for such 
it is, rests upon the fact that there was a Frances , who became the wife of Job Throck- 
morton, of Shrewsbury, which given name, Frances, was apparently confined to the Stouts of 
Shrewsbury. This Job Throckmorton was the son of Job and Sarah (Leonard) Throckmorton, 
and also was a resident of Shrewsbury. Job Throckmorton and Sarah Leonard were married 
in 1685, and Job, their son, was born, by deduction, about 1690-95, and married, by deduction, 

Frances , about 1712. If this reasoning be correct, Frances would have been born too 

late to have been the daughter of Richard and Frances Stout, of Shrewsbury, but would have 
been the issue of one of their children. 

4 RICHARD STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 3, resided at Bamegat, N. J. He married 

1718, Oct. II. Richard Stout, (in the body of the deed he is called Richard Stout, Jr.), 
yeoman, of Shrewsbury, and Eve, his wife, as heir to liis loving brother, David Stout, late of 
Shrewsbury, who died intestate, conveyed eighty acres of land, on Shark River, bounded by 
John West, and ten acres of meadow, on the beach at Barnegate, bounded by Ananias Gifford's 
land, Stephen West, etc., to William Woolley, son of William Woolley, of Shrewsburj^ yeoman, 
for the sum of £20, and the land bought by William Woolley, May 24, 1718, from William 


Brinley. Richard Stout made his mark to the deed. Witnesses: Arch: Innes, Sam: Dennis, 
William Havens and Jacob Dennis. Recorded 1728. Book H., p. 49, Freehold, N. J., Records. 

1724, May 26. Richard Stout sold land to John Woolley, Jr. 

That this mdividual, Richard Stout, Jr., was the son of Richard Stout, 3, and of the third 
generation is clear when it is recalled that the first Richard Stout died in 1705, and that the 
second Richard Stout's brother, David, was hving, and moved to AmweU in 1725. He could 
not have been a son of Jonathan Stout, for Jonathan, in his will of 1722, speaks of his son, 
David, as yet aUve, so that, by exclusion, he must have been a son of Richard, John, James or 
Peter Stout, of the second generation, and though I have no knowledge that James Stout had 
no son, David, or that Peter Stout, of the second generation, who died during his father's life- 
time, and who left a wife, Mary, had other than a daughter, Mary, and a son, John, though 
reputed to have had a large family, stiU I am inclined to assign the Richard Stout, under dis- 
cussion, to Richard Stout, of the second generation, and consider him the individual called 
"Squan Dick." 

Squan Dick Stout settled at Squan and is reputed to have raised a large family, who dwelt 
at Bamegat and along the shore, where stiU their descendants may be foimd. 

13 Benjamin Stout; reputed son. 

5 ROBERT STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 3. 

1715, Oct. 10. Robert Stout, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, for £5, sold to Thomas Chambers, 
of Shrewsbury, yeoman, land on the South side of Shark River, which the said Robert Stout 
received by deed from Nicholas Wainwright July 20, 1709. Robert Stout signed by his mark. 
Witnesses: Samuel Dennis, WiUiam Exeen, Samuel IDennis, Jr. Acknowledged by Robert 
Stout in 1720. 

1734, Sept. 5. Robert Stout, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, conveyed to Peter Le Conte, of 
Freehold, physician and chirurgeon, for £30-10-0, one hundred acres of land and meadow, 
which said Stout received from George Lafetra by deed dated June 28, 1732, the land being 
situated in Shrewsbury, at Bamigat. Robert St ut signed by his mark. Witnesses: Samuel 
Dennis, Anthony Pintard and Obadiah Williams. Acknowledged by Robt. Stout, 1784. 

1779, Feb. 17. There was a Robert Stout whose property was confiscated because of his 
Torjdsm, and advertised for sale at this date. His neighbors were those who were settled 
around Shrewsbury, and to the South thereof, which makes it probable that he was a descendant 
of Richard Stout, 3, and was likely the above mentioned Robert Stout, 5, or a son of his. 

6 JOSEPH STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 3, received from his father, in 1709, a deed of 
land at Manasquan River, in which he is mentioned as "carpenter, of Shrewsbury." 

1728/9, Jan. 22. Will of Joseph Stout, "of Shrewsberry;" proved, by Adam Woolley and 
William Kneebum, Mch. 22, 1729. In it he mentioned: 
Hannah, his beloved wife. 

" Cousen Jonathan Jacock, the son of Thomas Jacocks." 
And made Jonathan and his father the executors. 
His servant girl, Mary Burk, to be set free' at his death. 
Witnesses: Adam Woolley, William Kneebum, Samuel Leonard. 

7 DAVID STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 3, bought lands from William West and 
Margaret, his wife, Sept. 2, 1712, when he is alluded to as singleman and yeoman. In 1 718, he 
was dead, and his brother, Richard, was his heir-at-law. 


8 SEYMOUR STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 3. 

1739, Aug. 8. Seymour Stout, of Shrewsbury, singleman, sold to. Henry Herbert, yeoman, 
the one-half part, or Easterly moiety of the same tract which was "conveyed to me by my loving 
father, Richard Stout, deceased, July 10, 1717." Signed his name: "Seimour Stout." 

Back of Book H., p. 30, Freehold, N. J., Records. 

1747, Mch. 25. The above deed was acknowledged by Isaac Herbert, one of the witnesses. 

It is my beUef Seymour Stout married and had a family, though as against this, he was 
single, in 1739, twenty-two years after his father had established him in life with real estate. 
It is likely that the group of children named in the following will belongs to him; if not, they 
belong to one of his brothers. Certainly they are descendants of Richard Stout, 3. 

Will of Abraham Stout, of New York, cordwainer, mentioned: wife, Sarah, to whom he gave two houses 
in Water St., and all his household goods, and created her executrix; brothers, David and Seymour Stout, and 
sisters, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Mary Stout, an equal share in two houses adjacent to the above, and £20 more 
to his sister, Rebecca. Written Sept. 29, 1780; proved Oct. 2, 1780. 

1779, Aug. 10. Seymour Stout was a witness, in New York, to the will of John Bogart. 

9 PENELOPE STOUT, supposed daughter of Richard Stout, 3. 

On the authority of O. B. Leonard, Esq., a daughter of this name was given to John, the 
son of Richard Stout, i, but as this Penelope Stout was reputed to be of Shrewsbury, it is more 
than likely she was the daughter of Richard Stout, son of Richard Stout, i, as he, and not his 
brother, John Stout, was the ancestor of those bearing the name Stout in Shrewsbury and 
further Southward. 

In 1 73 1, Henry Jacobs FaUdnburg, the first child bom in Little Egg Harbor, N. J., and the 
son of a father of the same name, married Penelope Stout, reputed of Shrewsbury, N. J. 

John FaUdnburg 
JDavid FaUdnburg 
Jacob FaUdnburg 
Henry Falkinburg; non compos. 
Hannah FaUdnburg 
Mary FaUdnburg 

10 LUCY STOUT, daughter of Richard Stout, 3, became the wife of Elisha Lawrence, 
who was bom in 1666, and died in 1724. She was reputed to have been bom in Shrewsbury, N. J. 

1754, Aug. 6. EUsha Stout, Jr., of Manasquan, bought land of William Burnet, of Amboy. 
It seems nearly certain, because of his location, that EUsha Stout, Jr., was a descendant of 
Richard Stout, 3, and, because of his name, EUsha, strongly corroborative of Lucy Stout, wife 
of Elisha Lawrence, being of Shrewsbury origin. 

11 JOHN STOUT, a supposed son of Richard Stout, 3. 

It has been customary to assign a John Stout, who was a sea-faring man, and called 
"SaUor John" to John Stout, 2. This "Sailor John" Stout married and had a large family, 
among whom was a daughter, Penelope Stout. If the tradition concerning the existence of 
such a man be true, then the locaUty, the occupation and the fact that John, son of John 
Stout, 2, was of Middletown, and is accounted for, contradicts the assertion that John 
Stout, II, was a son of John Stout, 2, and makes him of necessity a son of Richard Stout, 3. 



14 Penelope Stout 

12 REBECCA STOUT, supposed daughter of Richard Stout, 3. 

John Cramer, of Little Egg Harbor, N. J., married, first, in 1721, Mary Andrews, who 
shortly died, and, in 1726, he and Rebecca Stout laid their intention of marriage before the 
Little Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting. She is not styled as "of Shrewsbury," though Mrs. 
Blackman, in her account of the Cramer and Falkinburg families, says that she, and her sister, 
Penelope Stout, who married Henry Jacobs Falkinburg, in 1731, at Little Egg Harbor, came 
from Shrewsbury. The descendants of these two Stouts were compiled by Wilham Francis 
Creeger, of Philadelphia, in 1882, who then conjectured they were the descendants of David 
Stout. See History of Little Egg Harbor in Proceedings of the Surveyors Association of West 
Jersey and the Ancestry of the Children of James William White, M. D. 

John Cramer and Rebecca Stout had 

John Cramer 

Semon Cramer [i. e. Semor Cramer.]* 
Rachel Cramer 
Elizabeth Cramer 
Rebecca Cramer 
Hannah Cramer 

13 BENJAMIN STOUT, a son of Richard Stout, 4, on the authority of the Rev. Mr. 
Schenck, married Mary Johnson. 

In a small cemetery, on the main road, Bayville, Ocean Co., N. J., are a number of modern 
stones erected to members of the Lewis, Long, Potter, Tilton, and other famiMes. The earhest 
among them commemorate: 

Benjamin Stout died, Nov. 5, 1821, aged 76 years, 4 months and 9 days. 

Mary Stout, wife of do., died, Mch. 12, 1824, in her 78th year. 


15 Capt. Benjamin Stout 

14 PENELOPE STOUT, daughter of John Stout, 11, married John Sutphin, who re- 
moved later to Amwell, near Neshanic. 

In the Freehold, N. J., Dutch Church, John Sutphen, Jr., and his wife, Pietemella Stout, 
had Jan Sutphen baptized Oct. 25, 1741, which suggests that Penelope and Pietemella may 
have been the same individual. 

Derick Sutphin 
John Sutphin 
Stout Sutphin 
Sarah Sutphin 

*Though the name Semon, printed in Mrs. Leah Blackman's History of Little Egg Harbor Township, runs through several 
generations of the Cranmer family, I think it started originally with the spelling 5e»wof, which if so, proves the kinship of Penelope 
and Rebecca Stout, of Shrewsbury, to Seymour Stout, of the same place, and it is worthy of mention, as corroborative of this sup- 
position, that Mrs. Blackman, on page 295, of her work, mentions, in distinguishing the titles of several of the John Cranmers, 
that some of them were known as "John's John and Senior's John; Long John and Short John; Poplar Xeck John and Beach John; 
Over-the- Plains John and Patty's John; Captain John and Bank John; Neddy's John and Bass River John." 


15 CAPT. BENJAMIN STOUT, son of Benjamin Stout, 13, married Sarah Breese. 
He came from Squan, and bought the noted Thomas Potter farm, at Goodluck, where he died, 
Feb. 13, 1850, aged 69 years, 7 [4] months and 5 days. His wife died, Apr. 23, 1866, aged 82 
years, 4 months and 20 days. 

Capt. Benjamin Stout was not in the War of 181 2, but he had a substitute in Thomas Chad- 
wick, the first husband of Amelia Bodine and brother of the wife of Esquire Daniel Stout. 


16 Joseph Stout 

17 Benjamin B. Stout, of Goodluck, 1878, wrote to Edwin Salter concerning his 


18 Daniel Stout 
ig James Stout 
20 John Stout 

20' Jane Stout; married Garret Stout. She was bom Mch. 12, 181 2, and died Nov. 

16, 1895. 
20'' Eliza Stout; died, Oct. 22, 1856, aged 37, 2, o; married Forman Stout, who died, 

Aug, 18, 1852, aged 28, 4, 6. He was the son of Garret Stout, Sr., and his wife 

20" Sarah Stout 
20'' Rebecca Stout; married Francis Letts. She was born May 27, 1807, and died, 

Apr. 26, 1828, aged 20 years and 11 months. 

16 JOSEPH STOUT, son of Benjamin Stout, 15, bom Oct. 3, 1803; died July, 3, 1863, or 
1883; married AmeUa, daughter of James and Sarah Falkinburg, died, Aug. 22, 1870, aged 69 
years, 8 months and 7 days. 

Charles Stout; living at Glenoka, Ocean Co., 191 2; married Sylvia Grant. 
Benjamin F. Stout, bom 1837; died, Jime 17, 1863, aged 26 years, 5 months and 8 


1 JAMES STOUT, son of Stout, made his will Jan. 31, 1760, which was proved 

Mch. 28, 1760, and in wlxich he mentioned that he was of Shrewsbury, N. J., and named the 
following individuals: 

Son, John Stout; executor. 

Daughter, Mary Potter, 10 shillings. 

Daughter, Penelope (Stout), 10 shillings. 

Grandson, John Stout 

Grandson, Daniel Stout 

Grandson, James Wells 

Witnesses: John Potter, Jeams Wells, his mark, and Jacob Baker. 

The testator made his mark to the will. His inventory amounted to £100-15-9. 


2 Mary Stout; married Mr. Potter. 

3 Penelope Stout 


4 John Stout 

5 Daughter Stout; married Mr. Wells, probably James Wells, and had 

James WeUs 

4 JOHN STOUT, son of James Stout, i, born about 1735, resided at Shrewsbury, N. J. 
He married, by license dated Nov. 28, 1752-3, Ruth Ellison. He was called Capt. John Stout 
in the Revolutionary War. He died, in 1791, at Dover, N. J,, intestate, and his wife adminis- 
tered on his estate. 

In 1795, Ruth Stout, widow of John Stout, with Amos Pharo, executors of the estate of 
James Stout, executed a deed to Daniel Stout, for land, in Dover, the plantation formerly be- 
longing to John Stout, deceased. 


6 John Stout 

7 Daniel Stout 

7 DANIEL STOUT, son of John Stout, 4, was born Nov. 14, 1758, and died Sept. 3 [2], 
1843. He married, Dec. 25, 1792, Ann, daughter of Capt. Thomas and EHzabeth (WooUey) 
Chadwick, of the Revolution, born Dec. 9, 1772, and died Oct. 29, 1858. He resided at Good- 
luck, N. J.; he also Hved for a while at Dover, N. J. He was a Revolutionary soldier and a 
Justice of the Peace. The square brackets enclose different dates, obtained from the Pension 
Office; otherwise the Bible and Pension Office dates are aUke. 

Daniel Stout had a brother, John, killed in the Revolution, wrote Judge D. I. C. Rogers to 
Edwin Salter in 1877. Daniel Stout's farm was on the south side of Stout's Creek, Forked 
River, and ran to the Bay. 


8 John Stout, bom Oct. 5, 1793; died Apr. 2 [5], 1795. 

9 Elizabeth Stout, bom Nov. 6, 1794; died, Jan. 16, 1883, unmarried. 

10 Hannah Stout, bom Nov. 16, 1796; married, Feb. 28, 1818, William Rogers. 

11 Rachel Stout, born Nov. 11, 1798; married John WiUiams. 

12 Carohne Stout, born Nov. 16, 1800; died November, 1853; married. May 15, 1818, 

John, or Joseph, Henderson. 

13 Catharine Stout, bom Nov. 8, 1802; married William Holmes. 

14 Anna Stout, born Feb. 25, 1805; died 1880; married, Feb. 14, 1824, Joseph Holmes. 

15 Alice C. [Chadwick] Stout, bom May 16, 1807; died, Apr. 19, 1868, aged 61, 11,3; 

married, Nov. 12, 1856, Randolph Dye. 

16 Margaret Stout, born Nov. 29, 1809; married John Applegate. 

17 Sarah [Cravel] Stout, bora Sept. 11, 1812; died 1894; married David I. C. Rogers. 


4 MARY STOUT, daughter of Richard Stout, i, was bom, I deduce, about 1648, and 
was married, at Gravesend, Long Island, according to various readings of the records of that 
town, either Nov. 26, 1665, Dec. 26, 1665, or Dec. 26, 1668, to James, the son of William Bowne. 


James Bowne moved from Gravesend and was among the first settlers of Middletown. 
He died prior to 1697, for in that year his son, James Bowne, took up lands in right of his 
deceased father. (See Bowne Family). 

1675, Nov. 2. As a settler on the Mormiouth Tract, prior to 1667, Mary Stout was alloted 
sixty acres in Middletown. 

"James Bowne in right of his wife, Mary Stout, two hundred and forty acres." 

Lib. 3, East Jersey Deeds, A side, page i. 
James Bowne 
Samuel Bowne 
Wilham Bowne 
John Bowne 
Probably others. 


LINE OF JAMES STOUT '**^-*r »*»»>*»--<2^^-^- ^Z^^^^- 

5 JAMES STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, was bom, by deduction, at Gravesend, Long 
Island, about 1650. 

1675, Nov. 2. As a settler on the Monmouth Patent, about 1667, he received sixty acres of 
land in Middletown. 

1685, Feb. 16. He recorded his cattle-mark, at Middletown, but no further reference is 
found concerning it. 

In 1686, he paid quit-rent on one himdred and forty-two and one-half acres of land, at 

1690, June 29. Richard Stout, of Middletown, gave land to his son, James Stout, of the 
same place, that was situated at Romanis or Hope River; and he also gave him five acres of 
meadow at Conesctmk, described as "adjoining Dan. Stout." This is undoubtedly an error, 
and should have read David, in lieu of Dan, for I have no knowledge of the existence of any 
such an individual as Daniel Stout at this early date. And an analysis of the lands, deeded by 
Richard Stout, Sr., to his sons of this date, sustains the conclusion. This error is to be found 
on page 288, of Volume xxi, of the New Jersey Archives. 

1705, Mch. 18. James Stout bought land of George Willocks. 

1706, Apr. 6. James and Elizabeth Stout were of Middletown, and, Aug. 11, 1707, of Free- 
hold. Both James and Elizabeth Stout made their marks. 

1711, May 8. James and Elizabeth Stout, of Freehold, sold land. 

1 7 14, Jan. 29. James Stout, of Freehold, yeoman, and Elizabeth, his wife, for £250, con- 
veyed to Thomas WilUams, of Freehold, yeoman, land, in Freehold, "where James Stout now 
lives," bounded by David Clayton, Jno. Warford, etc., reserving one-half of an acre of land 
where John Clayton and his wife are buried, which land the said James Stout bought from 
George Willocks, Mch. 18, 1705. James Stout and his wife, Elizabeth, both signed by their 

1 7 14, Jan. 29. James Stout, of Freehold, yeoman, and EUzabeth, his wife, for £40, sold to 
Jolin Warford, yeoman, of Freehold, land in said town. James and Elizabeth Stout both 
signed by their marks. 

He married Elizabeth , who may have been the Elizabeth Stout, of Freehold, who 

was a member of the Baptist Church, at Middletown, in 1712. 

There was another Elizabeth Stout, of Middletown, also a church member, at this date, 
ese two individuals were the wives of James and John Stout. 



6 Benjamin Stout 

7 James Stout 

8 Joseph Stout 

9 Penelope Stout; married William Jewell, and had Sarah Jewell, who married 

WiUiam Parke. 

10 Mercy Stout; married Mr. Warner, and had a large family. 

11 Ann Stout; married Cornelius Johnson, had a large family, and hved to a great age. 

She outlived, by many years, all the other grand-children of Richard and Pen- 
elope Stout. -- _„ 

12 Elizabeth Stout; married Mr. Warford. ^., H, -Jl- ^"?^■ r 

1705. The Grand Jury, of Monmouth Co., N. J., present Elizabeth, daughter of James 
Stout, of Middletown, for a bastard child by James Hid, late of Middletown. She was fined 
£5 and costs, or to be whipped ten lashes on her bare back. The fine was paid by her 
father, James Stout. 

6 BENJAMIN STOUT, son of James Stout, 5, married Ruth Bogart. I doubt if Ben- 
jamin Stout was the son of James Stout, 5, though he is so reputed, but beheve a generation has 
been dropped and that he was his grandson. The dates of marriage of his following children I 
think prove the error. 


13 Sarah Stout; married John Taylor. 

Peter Taylor 

14 Joseph Stout; married, by Ucense dated Dec. 11, 1765, Theodosia, daughter of 

Gabriel Ho2. 

John Stout 
Mary Stout 

15 Benjamin Stout; married Elizabeth, daughter of WUHam Andeison, [marriage 

Ucense dated Dec. 11, 1765], and had many children. 

16 Elizabeth Stout; married John, son of Francis Quick. Had seven children. 

17 Sarah Stout; married, by license dated Oct. 11, 1762, Zebulon Stout, son of Zebulon, 

3, Jonathan, 2, Richard, i; no issue. 
y 18 Mary Stout; married Mr. Hunt. ^.,-. Ol^.lu»•^; i/«v, /m.^^ Wm i- 

^ 19 Rachel Stout; married Stephen HoweU, .MA»y- ^AK^i^nt^^^y^ fi.7, 

20 Ruth Stout; married ' .VT;';'' ■'■' ■■'■'" ■'^.lOn 

21 Ann Stout; married Abram Stout, by whom she had a'daugKter, Sarah Stdut. 

7 JAMES STOUT, reputed son of James Stout, 5, married Joanna Johnson. 


22 Sarah Stout; married Samuel Furman, and had Sarah and James Furman. 

23 EUzabeth Stout; married Abram Prall, and had William, Elizabeth and Hannah 


24 Jemima Stout; married Thomas Hankison, and had children. 

25 Joanna Stout; married Rulif Sutphin, and had Col. Abram, James, and three 



26 Thomas Stout; married twice; many children. 

27 CorneUus Stout; married Miss Longstreet. 

28 James Stout; married, by license dated Apr. 25, 1775, Louisa Hart [Lois Weart?], 

by whom he had a daughter, and a son, Thomas, who married Elizabeth Bur- 

8 JOSEPH STOUT, son of James Stout, 5, moved to Philadelphia; followed the sea;- 
married, and had many children, among them: 


30 Joseph Stout; a sea captain, in 1779. 


6 ALICE STOUT, daughter of Richard Stout, i, was bom, by deduction, at Gravesend, 
Long Island, about 1652. She was married, Dec. 12, 1670, to John, son of John Throckmorton, 
at Middletown, N. J.; second, to Robert Skelton, by license dated Oct. 30, 1691; and third, 
to Mr. Jones. 

John Throckmorton died in the summer of 1690. 

1692. Robert Skelton was on the Petit Jury, for Monmouth County. 

Alice Stout was living with her husband, Robert Skelton, in Monmouth County, April, 

1704, Apr. 13. Letters of Administration were granted to Alice Jones, mother of Joseph 
Throckmorton, lately deceased, intestate. 

. 1704, May 15. Robert Skelton's Inventory was filed; he left an estate of large size. It was 
sworn to by Alice Jones, his relict and administratrix. New York Wills. 

Issue by first husband, John Throckmorton : 

7 Joseph Throckmorton; died unmarried. 

8 Rebecca Throckmorton; married John Stillwell, Esq., of Staten Island. 

9 Alice Throckmorton; married Thomas Stillwell. 

10 Patience Throckmorton; married, first, Hugh Coward, by license dated July 6, 

1703; second, Mr. Lake. 

11 Sarah Throckmorton; married Moses Lippit in 1697. 

12 Deliverance Throckmorton; died single. 

Issue by second husband, Robert Skelton: 

13 Susanna Skelton; married Barnes Johnson. 

14 Ahce Skelton [?] 

8 REBECCA THROCKMORTON, daughter of John Throckmorton and Alice 
Stout, 6, married John Stillwell, Esq., of Staten Island. 


15 Richard Stillwell 

16 John StillweU 

17 Joseph Stillwell 

18 Thomas Stillwell 


19 Daniel Stillwell 

20 Rebecca Stillwell 

21 Mary Stillwell 

22 Alice Stillwell 

9 ALICE THROCKMORTON, daughter of John Throckmorton and Alice Stout, 
6, married Thomas Stillwell, of Middletown, N. J. 


23 Thomas Stillwell 

24 John StiUwell, bom 1709. 

11 SARAH THROCKMORTON, daughter of John Throckmorton and Alice Stout, 
6, married, in 1697, Moses Lippit. 


25 Sarah Lippit, bom 1705. 

26 John Lippit 

27 Patience Lippit 

28 Alice Lippit 

29 Ann Lippit 

13 SUSANNA SKELTON, daughter of Robert Skelton and Alice Stout, 6, married 
Barnes Johnson. 

Susanna Skelton was spoken of as the sister of the half blood of Joseph Throckmorton, her 
brother. She was Uving, and the wife of Barnes Johnson, of Monmouth County, in 1726, and, 
in 1750, was deceased, leaving a son and heir, Skelton Johnson. 


30 Skelton Johnson 

14 ALICE SKELTON, daughter of Robert Skelton and Alice Stout, 6. 
Whether such a daughter existed or not is problematical. 

Patience Lippit, a grand-daughter of Alice Stout Throckmorton-Skelton, married, at 
Shrewsbury, 11 mo., 17, 1717, John Woolley. Her marriage certificate was signed by an Ahce 
Skelton, at which time her grandmother was known to have been the wife of Mr. Jones, so that 
the grandmother either erroneously signed her name Skelton, instead of Jones, or she had a 
daughter, Alice Skelton. 


7 PETER STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, was born, by deduction, at Gravesend, 
Long Island, about 1654, and died, at Middletown, N. J., between 1702 and 1703, for. May 23, 
1702, he recorded his cattle-mark which he "had held many years," and, June 9, 1703, in his 
father's will, he is mentioned as deceased. 

1675, Nov. 2. He was granted sixty acres of land, at Middletown, in right of his being a 
settler on the Monmouth Tract, in 1667. 

1690, June 29. He received land by deed from his father, Richard Stout. 


Peter Stout resided in Middletown, and is reputed to have been very rich, possessed of an 
excellent disposition, and much respected. He married Miss Bullen, perhaps Mary, if it is she 
who is spoken of in the will of Richard Stout, i, as the wife of his son, Peter Stout, in 1703. He 
is reputed to have had a large family who settled in Monmouth Coimty, along the seashore. 


9 jJ^Stou? } ^' P^' ^ °^ ^^^'■^ S^°"^' ^• 

9 JOHN STOUT, son of Peter Stout, 7. 

1716, Oct. 9. John Stout, of Middletown, yeoman, son and heir of Peter Stout, of Middle- 
town, deceased, for £500, sold land to Obadiah Holmes, of Middletown, yeoman, on Hop River, 
and meadow, at Conescimk, which land was conveyed to Peter Stout by his father, Richard 
Stout, June 29, 1690. The deed was signed by John Stout and Sarah Stout. Witnesses: Re- 
bekeh TUton, WUliam Lawrence, Jr., Mercy Lawrence [daughter of Richard Hartshome, bom 
1693] and Rachel Clark. 

In 1716, Benjamin Stout, 10, an uncle of the aforesaid John Stout, had recently removed 
from Middletown to Delaware, where a number of families from East Jersey had settled on 
George's Creek, and it is supposed that they were drawn hither partly by the proximity of the 
Welsh Tract Baptist Church. Among these were three of the name of Stout: 

John Stout, "of the township of Freehold, County of Monmouth, and Province of East 
Jersey," who bought land there on the north side of Dragon Swamp, May 8, 1708; Samuel 
Stout, with wife, Margaret, who bought land on George's Creek, in 1720; and "Elizabeth 
Stoute," who signed the marriage certificate of WiUiam Farson and Rachel Vail, in 1719. 

The John Stout, whose name appears in Delaware, I believe corresponds to John Stout, 9, 
son of Peter Stout, 7, though he may be descended from some other one of the older sons of 
Richard and Penelope Stout. He signed the Confession of Faith of the Welsh Tract Baptist 
Church, in 1719, and disappears from the records in 1726. 


8 SARAH STOUT, daughter of Richard Stout, i, was born, by deduction, at Gravesend, 
Long Island, about 1656. She married, at Middletown, N. J., Feb. 2, 1675, John Pike, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J., son of John Pike, of the same place. He was born in 1639, and died, Aug. 13, 1714, 
aged 75 years. 

The Pikes were eminent in Woodbridge, N. J. Dally, in his history of that town, says of 
John Pike, the husband of Sarah Stout: 

"The astute Judge John Pike, who having attained the age of seventy-five years, died in August, 1714; 
whether buried near his father, the distinguished Capt. John Pike, we do not know, as no stone marks the 
tomb of the elder Pike. Here, however, is Zebulon's grave and that of the third John." 

9 John Pike, born Apr. 9, 1677; died May 14, 1677. 

10 Sarah Pike, bom Jan. 15, 1679; died Dec. 17, 1681 

11 Joseph Pike, born Oct. 18, 1680; died Dec. 28, 1680. 

12 John Pike, born Dec. 5, 1681. 

13 Joseph Pike, born Oct. 24, 1683. 

14 Sarah Pike, "ye 2nd," bom Oct. 17, 1686. 

15 Mary Pike, bom Nov. 9, 1687. 


16 Hannah Pike, born Dec. 18, 1689. 

17 Zebulon Pike, born Aug. 17, 1693; died Feb. 6, 1763; buried, at Woodbridge, N. J., 

in Presbyterian Cemetery. 

In 1680, John Pike, the First, had a daughter, Ruth, the wife of Abraham Tappin. 

Historical Society Records, Newark, N. J. 

John Pike, Jr., formerly of Newberry, in Essex County, New England, now of Woodbridge, 
N. J., planter, gave Letter of Attorney to his father, Capt. John Pike, to sell his lands in said 
place. No date. 

The Children of John and Sarah (Stout) Pike married and left a nimierous progeny. 

Joseph Pike, perhaps No. 11, the son of John and Sarah (Stout) Pike, married, Dec. 27, 
1716, EUzabeth Frazee, at Woodbridge, N. J. 

John Pike, bom Jan. 4, 1718. 
Timothy Pike, bom Apr. 3, 1720. 
Sarah Pike, bom July 29, 1722. 
EUzabeth Pike, bom Apr. 23, 1725. 

From the Inscription Book, Historical Society Records, Newark, N. J.: 
Jane Pike died. May 15, 1761, aged 39, o, o. 
James Pike died, Feb. 18, 1759, aged 32, 11, o. 
Joseph Pike died Feb. 16, 1730, aged 36, o, o. 
John Pike died, Feb. i, 1761, aged 43, o, o. 
Nathaniel Pike died, Sept. 22, 1766, aged 42, o, o. 

All are buried at Woodbridge, N. J. 


9 JONATHAN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, was one of the younger children. He 
married, Aug. 27, 1685, Anna, daughter of James Bollen, Secretary of the Province, who died, at 
Woodbridge, N. J., in 1682. James Bollen's daughter, Anna, and son, James, in May, 1683, 
selected Samuel Moore and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph as guardians. 

1685, Feb. 16. He recorded his cattle-mark, of which no later transfer is recorded. 

1686. He paid quit-rent on one hundred and forty-two and one-half acres, at Middletown, 

1698-9. He was Overseer of the Poor of Middletown, N. J. 

1703, Jan. 26. John Chapman, yeoman, of Chesterfield, in Burlington Coimty, N. J., sold 
to Jonathan Stout, yeoman, of Middletown, three hundred acres of land, lying above the Falls 
of the Delaware, for £65. 

1704, Jan. I. Jonathan Stout and Anna, his wife, of Middletown, sold to James Hubbard, 
of the same place, two hundred and fifty acres of land, in Middletown, and Meadow at Conas- 
conck, for £328. 

The preceding sales and the following purchase were, apparently, made with the intention 
of moving to the Hopewell district, where, with two other families, he was about to found a 
settlement in the wilderness. 


1705, July 20. William Crouch, of London, and William Bills [Biles], of Bucks County, 
sold to Johathan Stout, of Burlington County, one sixteenth of one one-hundredth part of the 
Province of West Jersey. 

1 7 14, Mch. 12. He and his wife, Anna, acknowledged a deed. 

Jonathan Stout and his famUy were a devout set of people. The first Baptist Church in 
Colmnbia village. Township of Hopewell, was organized, Apr. 23, 171 5, with Mr. Stout and his 
family representing eight or nine of the fifteen constituent members. The church was consti- 
tuted at his house, the meetings were chiefly held at the dwelling of the Stouts, from the foun- 
dation of the settlement till the erection of a meeting house, a period of forty-one years, and it 
was estimated that the total membership of the church, from first to last, contained, up to 1790, 
nearly two himdred of the Stout name, besides as many more of the blood of the Stouts, who 
had lost their name by intermarriage with others. 

In 1790, two deacons and four elders of the chiu-ch were Stouts, and the late Zebulon and 
David Stout had been main piUars of the church. The last Uved to see his descendants number 
one himdred and seventeen souls. 

In the early career of the HopeweU Church Edwards says that Joseph, Sarah, Benjamin, 
Hannah, David and Zebulon Stout were reputed to have gone to Pennsylvania for baptism, 
while the other children of Benjamin Stout, viz., Samuel, Jonathan and Ann Stout were bap- 
tized in Hopewell, although the church books do not give the names. 

1722, Nov. 24. Jonathan Stout made his will, which was proved Mch. 25, 1723, and 
mentioned : 
f Son, Joseph 

\ Daughters, Sarah, Hannah, and 
[ Sons, Benjamin, Zebulon, Jonathan and David, to each of whom he gave one shilling. 

Son, Samuel, received a negro girl. 

Daughter, Ann, received a negro girl. 

Executor: Andrew Smith. 

The inventory of his estate amounted to £362-2-10^. 

Some of the descendants of Jonathan Stout are reputed to have moved to Kentucky, and 
the South, about the time of the Revolutionary War. 


10 Joseph Stout, born, Oct. 25, 1686, in Middletown. 

11 Sarah Stout, born, Sept. 10, 1689, in Middletown. 

12 Benjamin Stout, born, Dec. 14, 1691, in Middletown. 

13 Hannah Stout, born, Mch. 29, 1694, in Middletown. 

14 David Stout, born, in 1706, as per Asher Taylor, Esq.* 

15 Zebulon Stout, born, in 1699, as per Nathan Stout. 

16 Samuel Stout, born, in 1709, as per Asher Taylor, Esq. 

17 Jonathan Stout, born, 1701, as per Nathan Stout, pamphlet wTitten in 1823. 

18 Ann Stout, bom, in 1704; married Nehemiah Bonham, and had a daughter Anne, 

who married Benjamin Reeder. Her mother was nigh on to sixty years old 
at her birth. 

- ' 10 COL. JOSEPH STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was born Oct. 25, 1686, and died 
Oct. 22, 1766. He married Ruth, daughter of Dr. Henry Greenland. She was a constituent 
member of the Hopewell Church, in 1715, with her husband and his family. 

*Asher Taylor, Esq., the early Middletown genealogist, and Nathan Stout, give the date of Benjamin Stout's birth as 1696, 
which is wrong, unless the Benjamin Stout, who was bom in 1691, died, and a second son was so called. Asher Taylor also gives 
to Sarah Stout, 11, a husband, Andrew Smith. 


1722. Joseph Stout was on the Hopewell Tax Roll, and had twenty-eight cattle, eighteen 
sheep, two hundred and thirty acres of land, and was married. 

In 1 73 1, Joseph Stout was one of many defendants to popular land ejectment suits. 

1749, Aug. 29. Jos. Stout, Esq., of Hopewell, N. J., gave a deed to John Stout, his son. 
Witnesses were David and Jonathan Stout. 

In 1753, Col. Joseph Stout was assessed in Hopewell. 

19 John Stout 

20 Joseph Stout 

21 Col. Jonathan Stout 

22 James Stout 

23 Mary Stout; married Harmon Rosenkranz. She had issue: Alexander, Joseph, 

John, Catharine, Mary and Rachel. 

24 Ann Stout; married Mr. Worth, and had children. 

25 Ruth Stout; married Mr. Leonard, and had children. 

26 Rachel Stout; married Mr. Stockton, and had issue: Joseph and Richard Stock- 

ton. Upon the death of Mr. Stockton, Rachel Stout married Mr. Reddal, by 
whom she had a daughter, Ann. 

11 SARAH STOUT, daughter of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom Sept. 10, 1689; married 
Andrew Smith. 

Ann Smith; married Thomas Hirst, or John Titus. 
Jonathan Smith; married Miss Hixon. 
Andrew Smith; married Miss Mershon. 
George Smith; married, and had a family. 

Charles Smith; married 

Timothy Smith; married Miss Lott. 

12 BENJAMIN STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was born Dec. 14, 1691; married 
Hannah Bonham. 

There was a Benjamin Stout, Sr., on the Assessment Roll, of Hopewell, in 1753, and a 
Benjamin Stout, Jr., who may have been his son. 

28 Jonathan Stout; married Miss Jewell; lived one himdred years, and had a large 

family. \f.r,^^:- . -^ ■ •■ , ^ ':"''^' ''^ V'' 

29 Hezekiah Stout; married, first. Widow Smith; second. Widow Sorter; lived to ' ^^^^ d. % 

nearly one hvmdred years. No issue. '', ^^^i, 

30 Benjamin Stout; married, first, Rebecca DiUhangel; second, Sept. 17, 1772, by 'e^ U, <^' 

license, Marthew Schihok [SkyhawkJ. He had large families by both wives. 

31 Nathaniel Stout; married Charity Furman; had a daughter, Rhoda Stout, who 

married, first, Zephaniah Stout; second, Burges Allison, and had issue by both 

33 Ezekiel Stout; married Miss Drake; had many children. 

34 Hosea Stout; married in Virginia; had many children. 

35 Mary Stout; married WiUiam Heabron; had issue. 

36 Harmah Stout; married David Ollivant. 

37 Sarah Stout; married Andrew Bray. 



13 HANNAH STOUT, daughter of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom Mch. 29, 1694; married 
Jediah Higgins. 

Mary Higgins; married her mother's first cousin, Benjamin, son of David Stout, 

son of Richard Stout, the First. 
Joseph Higgins 
Jonathan Higgins 
Joshua Higgins 
James Higgins 
Rachel Higgins 

U 14 DAVID STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom in 1706, and married Elizabeth 
Garrison. Of him Nathan Stout wrote, in 1823 : "He was reputed an honest man and a Chris- 
tian, which I beheve to be the two highest traits of which human nature is susceptible." 

In 1722, David Stout was assessed on the Hopewell Tax List, for ten cattle, one sheep, two 
hundred and fifty acres of land, and was married. 

There was a David Stout, Sr., on the Assessment RoU, of Hopewell, in 1753, and another 
David Stout, who may have been his son. 


38 Jonathan Stout 

39 Andrew Stout 

40 James Stout 

41 David Stout; married Charity Burrows and had Mary Stout, who married Jared 

Saxton, and Elizabeth Stout, who married Nathaniel Burrows. 

42 EUzabeth Stout; married Freegift Stout, her second cousin. 

43 Ann Stout; married Timothy Merrill, or Merrit. 

44 Mary Stout; married John, son of Lewis Chamberlain. 

45 Sarah Stout ; married Moses Randolph, v,.-, ^Ji'^fit'^v 

46 Hannah Stout; married James Wyckoff, by license dated Apr. 2, 1765, and had a 
.-v V^ji,tfci1^ son, Peter Wyckoff, who had a daughter, Mary, who married John I. Updike, 
-.•*^t^, f^f ?6-?i of Hopewell, son of Jesse, grandson of Laiurence. 

15 ZEBULON STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was bom in 1699, and married Charity, 
daughter of Thomas Burrows, of Hopewell, N. J. '^r ^ . 7.. , . ~ ^ 1-;.'; ■.--, .^ 

There was a Zebulon Stout on the Assessment Roll, of Hopewell, in 1753. 


47 John Stout 

48 Zebulon Stout 

49 Ann Stout; married, by license dated July 23, 1744, Ichabod Leigh. 

50 Hannah Stout; married John Bunson [Brinson?]. 

51 Mary Stout; married, by license dated Mch. 14, 1770, Francis Carbine. 

52 Rachel Stout; married, by license dated Dec. 22, 1747, Stephen Barton [Bartow?] 

53 Charity Stout; married Nathaniel Stout, son of David and Ann (Merrill) Stout. 

54 Sarah Stout; married, first, Abraham Skillman; second, by license dated June 4, 

1764, Nathaniel Stout. 


16 SAMUEL STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, was born in 1709, and married, first, in 
1729, Catharine Simpson, widow of his cousin, James, son of David Stout; second. Widow Lim- 
brook, perhaps Tenbrook. 

There was a Samuel Stout, Esq., on the Assessment Roll, of Hopewell, for 1753. 

Issue by first wife 

55 Samuel Stout, bom February, 1732. 

Issue by second wife 

56 Jonathan Stout; married, by license dated Apr. i, 1775, Sarah Phillips; raised a 

large family of children. 

57 Andrew Stout; died single. 

17 JONATHAN STOUT, son of Jonathan Stout, 9, married Mary Lee. 

In 1 73 1, Jonathan Stout, of Hopewell, was one of many defendants to popular land eject- 
ment suits. 


58 Zebulon Stout; single. 

59 Samuel Stout; married, and had many children. 

60 Jonathan Stout; married Miss Sw}Tn; had several children. 

61 David Stout; married Sarah Park; had several children; moved West. 

62 Ann Stout; married Andrew Stout, son of David and EUzabeth (Garrison) Stout. 

63 Sarah Stout; married, first, Moses Morgan ; second, by license dated June 22, 1777, 

Andrew Stout, her cousin, son of David and Ehzabeth (Garrison) Stout. 


19 JOHN STOUT, son of Joseph Stout, 10, was born in 1706; died July 27, 1761 ; mar- 
ried, by license dated Nov. 2, 1730, Catharine Stout, daughter of Richard and Mary (Tilton) 
Stout, son of John and Elizabeth Stout, son of Richard and Penelope Stout. 


64 Richard Stout; married Penelope Park. 

65 Jehu Stout 

66 Daniel Stout; married Charity Brinson. 

67 Mary Stout, bom 1727; died Apr. 23, 1773; married, by license dated Jan. 27, 1749, 

Samuel Holmes, bom Oct. 4, 1726; died Nov. 29, 1769. 

68 Ruth Stout; married John Sutton, a Baptist minister in Virginia. The Rev. John 

Sutton was bom, at Basking Ridge, N. J., Feb. 12, 1733, and probably descended 
from William Sutton, of Eastham, Mass., which, however, is not assured. He 
married Ruth Stout, second daughter of John and Catharine Stout, between 1780 
and 1785, whose home was at Hopewell, N. J. Their descendant, D. R. BrowTi- 
ing, Esq., of Lewisburg, Logan Co., Ky., wrote me, in 1897, on the subject of 
his family. 

69 Rebecca Stout; married Henry Sorter. 

70 Rachel Stout; married Nehemiah Stout, son of David and .\nn (Merrill), son of 

David and Rebecca (Ash ton), son of Richard and Penelope Stout. 

20 JOSEPH STOUT, son of Joseph Stout, to, married Rebecca Grover, probably a grand- 
daughter of Safety Grover. 


There was a Joseph Stout on the Assessment Roll, of Hopewell, for 1753. 
1785, Nov. 14. Richard Stout and Joseph Stout, both of Burlmgton Co., sold land, bought 
by them, to Daniel ElUs. 


71 Grover Stout; married, by Kcense dated Mch. 16, 1775, Frances Mitchel. 

72 Safety Stout; single. 

73 Esther Stout ; married Peter Sorter. 

74 Joseph Stout; married a daughter of George Garrison or Garretson, and had many 


21 COL. JONATHAN STOUT, son of Joseph Stout, 10, married EUzabeth, daughter of 
Wilson Hunt. 


75 Joseph Stout 

76 Wilson Stout 

77 Daniel Stout 

78 Ruth Stout 

22 JAMES STOUT, son of Joseph Stout, 10, married, ui Maryland, a lady with an 
honorary social title. 


79 St. Leger Cod Stout. Feb. i, 1755. St. Leger Cod Stout, of Amwell, yeoman, 

signed a receipt for £50, paid by his grandfather. Col. Joseph Stout, the executor 
of "my father's estate." Signed: Sint Leger Cod Stout. 

38 JONATHAN STOUT, son of David Stout, 14, married Rachel Burrows. 


80 David Stout; married, first, Amy, daughter of Nehemiah Stout, son of David and 

Aim (Merrill) Stout, son of David and Rebecca (Ashton) Stout, son of Richard 
and Penelope Stout; second, Rachel, daughter of Nehemiah Stout. 
Issue by second wife 

Jonathan Stout 

Nathan Stout 

81 Moses Stout 

82 Job Stout; married a daughter of Abner HoweU; of Ohio, and had several children. 

39 ANDREW STOUT, son of David Stout, 14, married Anna, and Sarah, widow of 
Moses Morgan, and both daughters of Jonathan Stout. 

If Anna and Sarah were daughters of Jonathan Stout, as here stated, then Sarah must have 
been the widow of Moses Morgan. But the question arises, was it this Andrew Stout who 
married her, or was it Andrew Stout (5), Samuel (4), Samuel (3), Jonathan (2), Richard (i). 
Note that in each instance these records say Sarah "Stout," while the license reads Sarah 

Issue by first wife 

83 Andrew Stout; married Miss Golden; moved West; had issue. 

84 Mary Stout; married Mr. Leigh. 


85 Anna Stout; married, by license dated Dec. 30, 1778, Johnson Titus. 

86 Sarah Stout; married John Bryant, and had children. 

Issue by second wife 

87 David Stout 

88 Jonathan Stout 

89 Ruth Stout; married Amos Hart. 

40 JAMES STOUT, son of David Stout, 14, married Catharine Stout. 


90 Jesse Stout 

91 Amos Stout; married Catharine, daughter of Wm. Drake; of the New York Lakes; 

had many children. 

92 Charles Stout; married ArUssa, daughter of Jared Saxton; had many children. 

93 Rachel Stout; married, by Ucense dated Mch. 17, 1780, John Manners; had issue. 

94 Ehzabeth Stout; married, first, David Stout, 52, son of Benjamin, 16, son of David, 

II, son of Richard; second, John Hoagland; no issue.* 

95 Catharine Stout; married James Bryant; of the New York Lakes. 

96 Ann Stout; married PhiUp Lewis [Servis?] 

47 JOHN STOUT, son of Zebulon Stout, 15, married Mabel Saxton. 


97 Zephaniah Stout; married Rhoda Stout. She married, second, Surges Allison. 

Ebenezer Stout; a lawyer. 

98 Amos Stout; married Miss Morgan; of the New York Lakes. 

99 Elizabeth Stout; married, by Ucense dated ]\Iay 2, 1770, Nathaniel Hart. 
100 Mabel Stout; married James Campbell. 

loi Keziah Stout; married Lewis Gordon. 

102 Rachel Stout; married Jonathan Stout, son of Samuel, son of Samuel, son of 

Jonathan, son of Richard. 

103 Charity Stout; married John Park. 

48 ZEBULON STOUT, son of Zebulon Stout, 15, married, by license dated Oct. 11, 
C762, Sarah Stout, daughter of Benjamin Stout and Ruth Bogert, who was the son of James, 
son of Richard, i. He married, second. Widow Sutphin, nee Demott. 

Issue by second marriage 

104 Zebulon Stout 

55 SAMUEL STOUT, ESQ., son of Samuel Stout, 16, was bom February, 1732; died 
Sept. 24, 1803. He married Anne, daughter of John Van Dyke, who was bom in 1732, 
and died Sept. 12, 1810. Both buried in Hopewell Churchyard. 

Samuel Stout was a Justice of the Peace and a Member of the New Jersey Legislature. 

*There is a marriage license, dated Jan. 7. 1 774, of an Elizabeth Stout with a Joseph Stout, which may be confused with this 
Elizabeth Stout, 94. 


los Abraham Stout; married, by license dated May lo, 1777, Jean Pettit, and had 
many children. He served throughout the Revolutionary War, as an officer, 
with distinction. 

106 Samuel S. Stout, bom in 1756. 

107 John Stout 

108 Jonathan Stout; married Rachel Stout, daughter of John, son of Zebulon, son 

of Jonathan, son of Richard, i. They had several children. 

109 Col. Ira Stout; died, Aug. 11, 185 1, aged 81 years; married Sarah Burroughs; 

died, Sept. 14, 1825, in her 5Sth year; Hopewell Churchyard, 
no Andrew Stout; married Sarah Stout. 

111 Jacob Stout; married Aim Burtis. 

112 Catharine Stout; married Peter Smith, a Baptist clergjrman. 

113 Ann Stout; married Benjamin Stout. 

114 Sarah Stout; married John Wycoff. 

64 RICHARD STOUT, son of John Stout, 19, married Penelope Park. 


115 Jehu Stout; married Miss Rxmyon, and moved west. 

116 Elhanan Stout; married, Dec. 7, 1798, Mary Hurley. 

117 Richard Stout; married Miss Pinker ton. 

Penelope Stout 
Job Stout 
Abraham Stout 

118 Nathan Stout; no issue. 

119 Rachel Stout; married Isaac Whitenack. 

120 Penelope Stout; married Frederick Van Liew; New York Lakes. 

121 Sarah Stout; married John Van Liew, of Long Island. 

122 John Stout 

123 William Stout 

65 JEHU STOUT, son of John Stout, 19, was a physician; moved to Carolina, and died 
without issue. He was educated, as per Morgan Edwards, at the school of the Rev. Isaac 
Eaton, at Hopewell, between 1756 and 1767. He was deceased in 1790. 

66 DANIEL (OR DAVID) STOUT, son of John Stout, 19, married, first, Charity Brin- 
son; second. Miss Heron. 

Issue by first wife 

124 Jonathan Stout 

125 David Stout; married Miss Ott. 

Zebulon Stout 
Henry Stout 

126 Elijali Stout; married Miss Van Zandt. 



Lucretia Stout 
Mary Stout 

127 Catharine Stout; single. 

Issue by second wife 

128 Charity Stout; married Jonathan Walters. 

87 DAVID STOUT, son of Andrew Stout, 39, married Margaret Weart. He was a 
Judge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. David Stout, Esq., died, Sept. 19, 1849, aged 71, 
3, 19; Margaretta, his wife, died, July 23, 1854, in 73rd year; buried in Hopewell Baptist 


129 Henrietta Stout; married Abraham Skillman. 

130 Charles Stout 

131 Mary Stout 

132 Susan Stout; married Caleb Baker. 

133 Monroe Stout; married Jane Van Dyke. 

134 Jacob W. Stout 

134* Gilbert Stout [?]; married Adelaide Van Dyke, and had issue. 

88 JONATHAN STOUT, son of Andrew Stout, 39, married Miss Buckalew; moved 
North. He was a Colonel of Militia. 


135 Andrew Stout 

136 Furman Stout; married, and had Issue. 

137 Abraham Stout 

138 Charlotte Stout 

139 Mary Stout 

140 Margaret Stout 

141 Sarah Stout 

90 JESSE STOUT, son of James Stout, 40, married Abigail, daughter of Felix Lott. 

142 Spencer Stout 

143 Jonathan Stout 

144 Peter L. Stout 

145 Charles G. Stout 

146 Abraham L. Stout 

147 Susan Stout; married John Weart, Jr. 

148 Charity Stout; married Michael Blue. 

149 Naomi Stout; married Amos Gibbins. 

150 Betsey Stout; married Daniel Luther. 

151 Theodosia Stout; married Joseph Hart. 

152 Kitty Stout; married Jacob Weart. 

153 Abigail Stout; married Zephaniah Stout, son of William and Ann (Sexton) 

Stout; no issue. 


106 SAMUEL S. STOUT, son of Samuel Stout, 55, was born in 1756, and died Apr. 22, 
1795. He married, as Samuel Stout, minor, by license dated Apr. 24, 1779, Helenah Cruser, 
bom June i, 1759; died Jan. 30, 1821. Both buried in Hopewell Churchyard. ^ -^ 

Issue '^%{AN^t'^ N^ 

154 Abraham Cruser Stout, bom May 26, 1780. ^q^^J^''^ '^'^ 

107 JOHN STOUT, son of Samuel Stout, 55, married Rachel, daughter of Harmon and 
Maxy (Stout) Rosenkrans. 

155 Washington Stout; married Hannah Stout. 

156 Montgomery Stout; married Miss Wyckoff. 

157 Samuel Stout; married Mary Labaw.* 

158 Hezekiah Stout; single. 

159 Mary Stout; married Philip Lewis. 

160 Catharine Stout; married William Little. 

108 JONATHAN STOUT, son of Samuel Stout, 55, married Rachel Stout, daughter of 
John and Mabel (Saxton), son of Zebulon and Charity (Burrowes), son of Jonathan, 9, son of 
Richard Stout. They had several children. 

May not this be the Jonathan R. Stout whose will may be foimd on record at Freehold, 
dated Sept. 20, 1834; proved Oct, 24, 1834? In it he calls himself of Upper Freehold, and 

Wife, Hannah 

Brother, John Stout 

Son, James D. Stout 

Daughter, Elizabeth D. Stout 

Son, Richard Stout 

Daughter, Susan M. Stout 

Daughter, Nancy Forman 

Daughter, Rachel Borden 

Daughter, Lucy Giberson 

Daughter, Eleanor Perrine 


161 James D. Stout 

162 Elizabeth D. Stout 

163 Richard Stout 

164 Susan M. Stout 

165 Nancy Stout; married, Mch. 31, 1802, Michael Forman. 

166 Rachel Stout; married Mr. Borden, and had 

Mary Borden 

167 Lucy Stout; married, Dec. 18, 1816, Gilbert Giberson. 

168 Eleanor Stout; married Mr. Perrine. 

115 JEHU STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 64, married Miss Rirnyon. She is supposed 
to be Naomi, daughter of Reuben and Maria (Gordon) Runyon, and, as in the Pound and Kerster 

*In Hopewell Baptist Church Yard are two stones which may represent this Samuel and Mary Stout: Samuel I. Stout 
died, June 30, 1852, in 60th year, and Mary, his wife, died, March 24, 1859. in T^nd year. 


Genealogy, a Reuben C. Stout, and a Sarah Naomi Stout are mentioned, it is thought that the 
descendants of Jehu Stout may be found in the State of Indiana. 

116 ELHANAN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 64, married, Dec. 7, 1798, Mary, daughter 
of Dermis Hurley. 


169 John P. Stout; died single. 

170 Elhanan H. Stout; married Mary Lippincott. 

171 Lydia Stout; married Thomas King. 

172 Mary Ann Stout; married, first, Benjamin Harris; .second, Robert I. Finley. 

173 Samuel CorUes Stout 

174 Wilham L. Stout; died May 6, 1892; married Hannah Yotmians. 

117 RICHARD STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 64, married Miss Pinkerton. 


175 Penelope Stout 

176 John Stout 

177 Abram Stout 

122 JOHN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 64, was a Judge in Somerset County, New 


178 William Stout; married Anna Sexton, descendant of Richard Stout's third son, 

and had 


Richard Stout; married Abigail, daughter of George H. Stout. 

John W. Stout; married Sarah M. Tuttle and Virginia G. Martin. 

Wilham Stout; died single. 

George H. Stout; married Nettie Frost; no issue. 

Richard Stout; married Mary Dodd. 

Anna A. Stout; single. 

Emily Stout; married Sumner A. Kingman. 

Maria Louise Stout; single. 
Zephaniah Stout 
Abraham Stout 
Runkle Stout 

179 Richard Stout 

180 Rachel Stout; married Albert Sutphen. 

181 Penelope Stout; married John, son of David Manners. 

123 WILLIAM STOUT, son of Richard Stout, 64, married Rachel Carr or Carle. 


182 John M. Stout 

183 ChaUon Stout; married Sarah, daughter of Joshua Stout. 

184 Daniel Stout; married Miss Fisher. 


185 Nathan Stout; unmarried. 

186 Thomas Stout; unmarried. 

187 Catharine Stout; married Zeb. S. Randolph. 

188 Ruth Stout; married Isaac Brown, and moved West. 

189 Penelope Stout; unmarried. 

190 Rebecca Stout; iinmarried. 

124 JONATHAN STOUT, son of Daniel (or David) Stout, 66, married Miss Howell; 
moved West. 


191 Benjamin Stout 

192 Daniel Stout 

193 Charity Stout 

194 Mary Stout 

195 Catharine Stout 

130 CHARLES W. STOUT, son of David Stout, 87, married Sarah Merrill. 


196 D. Webster Stout; married Hannah Waters. 

Charies W. Stout 
Harry H. Stout 
Sarah M. Stout 

197 Furman Stout 

198 David Stout; married Miss Hoagland. 

199 Charles Stout; married Miss Holcombe. 

200 Mary Ann Stout; married Abraham Manners. 

201 Carrie Stout; married Mr. Holcombe. 

202 Addria Stout; married Israel Hunt. 

142 SPENCER STOUT, son of Jesse Stout, 90, married Mary Weart. 


203 John Stout 

204 Jacob Stout 

205 Lafayette Stout 

206 Weart Stout 

207 Mary Stout 

208 Cherry Ann Stout 

143 JONATHAN STOUT, son of Jesse Stout, 90, married Jane Blue. 


209 Spencer Stout 

210 Amy Stout 

211 Abby Stout 

212 Jane Stout 


144 PETER L. STOUT, son of Jesse Stout, 90, married Watty Luther. 


213 Hart Stout 

214 Algernon W. Stout 

215 Norton Stout 

216 Luther C. Stout 

217 Horace R. Stout 

218 Sarah Stout 

219 Electra Stout 

220 Cornelia Stout 

221 Adele Stout 

145 CHARLES C. STOUT, son of Jesse Stout, 90, married Ure Hart. 


222 Amos Stout; married Caroline Benedict; second, Isabel Jolly. 

Issue by first wife 
Marion Stout 

Issue by second wife 
Charles W. Stout 
Mary E. Stoutl 
Myrta B. Stout 

223 Gorden Stout; married CaUsta Knowlton. 

Etherald E. Stout 
Addison A. Stout 

224 James M. Stout; married Helen Corbin. 

Addie I. Stout 
Libbie R. Stout 

225 Andrew Stout; single. 

226 George W. Stout; served in the Union Army, and died from exposure and wounds. 

227 John P. Stout; married Alice Main. 

Lena W. Stout 

228 Ambrose N. Stout; married Susan Winslow; no issue. 

229 Katurah R. Stout; married Chauncey Stems. 

230 Abby J. Stout; single. 

231 Mary A. Stout; married Oliver Cooley. 

146 ABRAHAM L. STOUT, son of Jesse Stout, 90, married Sarah Crittenden. 


232 Norman Stout 

233 Jesse Stout 

234 Jared Stout 

235 Albert Stout 

236 Hannah Stout 

237 Clarissa Stout 


154 ABRAM CRUSER STOUT, son of Samuel S. Stout, io6, was born May 26, 1780; 
died Aug. 23, 1849; married, Sept. 24, 1801, Anna, daughter of Rudolph Hagaman and Cath- 
arine Holmes, born Apr. 17, 1783; died Sept. 26, 1854. Abram C. Stout was a Member of the 
New Jersey Legislature. 


238 Helen Stout; married Dr. James H. Baldwin. 

239 Samuel Holmes Stout, born Feb. 20. 1809. 

170 ELHANAN H. STOUT, son of Elhanan Stout, 116, married Mary Lippincott. His 
grandson is now living in Red Bank, N. J. 


240 Capt. Samuel L. Stout; married Jane Edgar; lost at sea, leaving Mary and 

Samuel Stout. 

241 John H. Stout; single. •' J^. 

242 Melvina Stout; married Lybran Sill. 

243 Johanna Stout; married John S. Ripley. ^<C ~' 

244 Abby Stout; married William P. Romainit'. f ^^■■■ 

245 Mary E. Stout; died single. 

1 73 SAMUEL CORLIES STOUT, son of Elhanan Stout, 116, was bom in 181 1 , and died 
Nov. II, 1892. He married Mary Packer, who died aged eighty years. She was the widow of 
Charles Packer, and daughter of Garret and Rebecca (Lippmcott) White. 


246 Winchester White Stout, bom Jan. 22, 1841; married, Sept. 12, 1866, Georgianna 

Hitchcock, born Oct. 6, 1838. Of Red Bank, N. J., in 1908. 

247 Charles Packer Stout; married Abigail Wardell. 

248 Richard Stout; married Susan Shxiltz; no issue. 

249 Rebecca Stout; married James B. Sherman. 

Mary Arline Sherman 
Stout Sherman 
Georgeanna Sherman 

250 Margaret Ashby Stout; single; of Hamilton, N. J.; she has the old Bible. 

174 WILLIAM L. STOUT, son of Elhanan Stout, 116, married Hannah Youmans. He 
died May 6, 1892. 


251 William H. Stout; single. 

252 Mary J. Stout; married, first, Wesley M. Rogers; second, Frederick Lane. 

253 Sarah E. Stout; single. 

254 Penelope Stout; single. 

255 Anna Stout; married George T. Morris. 

256 Henrietta Stout; married Oscar S. Hurley. 

257 Lydia Stout; married Alexander Van Note. 

258 Caroline Stout; single. 

Children of William Pitman Romain and Abby 
Jane Stout (# 244): 

Augustus D. Romain. 

Florence Romain; m. Baker. 

Melvina Roamin. Unmarried. 

Edith Romain; m. Butler. 

Burchard Prescott Romain; m. Mabel Reid 
was a mechanical engineer. Graduated 
Stevens Institute of Tech., Class of 
Was Assistant Chief Engineer with Wes 
Electrical Instrument Corp. Died Apr 

(Information supplied by Mrs. Mabel (R© 
Romain, 1937). 


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182 . JEHU OR JOHN M. STOUT, son of William Stout, 123, married Miss Conover. 


259 James Nelson Stout; died single. 

260 Stryker Stout; married Miss Bergen; has issue. 

261 Jane Stout 

262 Ira Stout; married, and left issue. 

Another memorandum says: Jehu (Jno. in another account), son of William Stout, 123, 
married Miss Conover, and had Nelson Stout and three daughters. 

183 CHALION STOUT, son of William Stout, 123, married Sarah Stout. 


263 William Stout; moved to Cahfornia; married Miss Davenport. 

264 Catharine Stout; married Richard Servis. 

265 Rhoda Stout; married Jef. Shepherd. 

266 Abby Stout; married Richard Hankins. 

267 Lucy Stout; married Theodore Duryee. 

268 Randolph Stout; married Miss Manning, 

269 Ann Augusta Stout; single. 

270 Jacob W. Stout; married Miss Buhner; of California; had issue. 

239 SAMUEL HOLMES STOUT, son of Abram Cruser Stout, 154, born Feb. 20, 1809; 
died Dec. 31, 1886; married, Feb. 14, 1883, Deborah Van Kirk Drake, bom Oct. 29, 1806; died 
Dec. 26, 1852. 


271 Helen Baldwin Stout; married David L. Blackwell. 

272 Sarah Drake Stout 

273 Anna Hagaman Stout; married Nelson D. Blackwell. 

274 James Hervey Stout; single; of Stoutsburg, N. J. 

275 Mary Titus Stout; married Edward Updike. 


10 BENJAMIN STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, born about 1669. 

1690. Richard Stout, Sr., conveyed to his son, Benjamin Stout, land at Hopp River. 

1699, Nov. II. To Benjamin Stout for boarding Denis Garetson, one year, £2:19:2. 

Middle town Town Records. 
1705, Oct. 5. Benjamin Stout, yeoman, of Middletown, bought land from John Stout, of 
Middletown, lying on Hop river. 

ANN by the grace of God of grate Brittian France and Ireland and defender of the faith &c. 

To our high sheriff of our county of Monmouth greeting: wee command you that you give warning 
forthwith to the freeholders of your balywick having severally one hundred acres of freehold in his own right 
or that if worth fifty pounds Starhng money in Money goods and chattels that they assemble at such con- 
venient time and place as you shall think meet to elect and choose by plurality of voices one able sufficient 
man having one thousand acres of land of an estate of freehold in his own especial right or if worth five hundred 
pounds starling in money goods or chattels to be a representative of our said county in the room of Gershom 
Mott so that he be and appear at Burlington the twenty eighth day of this January to assist our governor and 
comander in cheif of our said province of new Jersey in a general Assembly of our said province and that you 


return then and there the name of the representative so chosen as aforesaid under your hand and seal and the 

hands and seals of five at least of the princable freeholders of the said county by between you and them 

to be maid for that purpose, and none of you are not to fale at your peroll witness our trusty and well-beloved 
Robert Hunter Esqr our Captin ginerall and comander in cheif of our province of New Jersey at Burlington 
this nineteenth day of January in the ninth year of our Reigane 
January 27th day 1710-11 

Jr. BAff 

Benja. Stout Sheriff. 

Cherry Hall Papers. 

1710, Aug. 25. Benjamin Stout recorded the cattle-mark that formerly belonged to his 
father, Richard Stout, i. 

171 5. He was a resident of Delaware. 

172 1, May. The above cattle-mark was assumed by John Burrows, Benjamin Stout and 
his family, having moved away. 

Dr. Thomas Hale Streets, of the U. S. Navy, [133 East Moimt Airy Ave., Mount Airy, 
Philadelphia], who has given some time to the study of this hne of the Stouts, says Benjamin 
Stout migrated to Delaware and became the ancestor of the Stouts of that State. He also asserts 
that he is unable to find any documentary evidence to show that, as has been claimed, Benjamin 
Stout ever Uved in Maryland. The statement to this effect may have arisen from the fact, 
("a falsity has usually a nucleus of reaUty"), that he owned land on the Maryland road, (it is 
so called in deeds), running from Appoquinimink Creek, (Delaware), to Bohemia (Maryland). 
He is described in deeds as of George's Creek, in the vicinity of the Dragon Swamp. He after- 
ward moved further down the Coimty to Appoquinimink Creek. 

In 1721, while he was of George's Creek, he gave lands to his sons, Charles and Benjamin, 
Jr., calling the former "his son and heir." 

In 1727, he conveyed land on George's Creek that he had purchased, in 1715, the earliest 
date when his name appears in the Delaware records, though the deed for this land is not found, 
perhaps because some of the old books of New Castle Covmty were lost during the Revolutionary 

It is known that Benjamin Stout had a vdfe Agnes, whose name appears among the mem- 
bers of the Baptist Church, Middletown, N. J., in 1712. She was living, Feb. 16, 1734, when, 
as Agnes Stout, widow of Benjamin Stout, late of Appoquinimink Hundred, Delaware, she 
petitioned the Orphan's Court for authority to sell his dweUing plantation, and was joined in 
the petition by her son Jacob. Whether Benjamin Stout had any earlier wife than Agnes I do 
not know, nor do I know her surname, but inasmuch as Morgan Edwards, in his Contributions 
to a History of the Baptists, states that an intermarriage occurred between one of the sons of 
Richard and Penelope Stout with a Truax, and, as members of the Truax family, migrated about 
the same time as Benjamin Stout, and settled, as his neighbors, in Delaware, it raises the pre- 
sumption that Agnes, the wife of Benjamin Stout, might have been a Truax by birth. 

Benjamin Stout made his vidll Apr. 25, 1734, which was proved June 10, 1734, wherein he 
stated that he was in a "low condition," and bequeathed all his property to his son Jacob; his 
wife, mmamed, to be subsisted out of the estate. 


11 Charles Stout 

12 Benjamin Stout, Jr.; married Elizabeth Lewis. 

13 Jacob Stout 

11 CHARLES STOUT, son of Benjamin Stout, 10, was mentioned, in 1721, in a deed 
of gift from his father, Benjamin Stout, whereia he was called "son and heir" of his father. 


12 BENJAMIN STOUT, JR., son of Benjamin Stout, lo, in association with his brother 
Charles, received land in a deed of gift from his father, in 1 7 2 1 . He married, in 1 7 1 4/ 1 5 , Eliza- 
beth, daughter of John and Sarah (Price) Lewis, bom 10 mo., 25, 1696, (Haverford Meeting), 
and she was made administratrix on his estate Mch. 16, 1740, by letters issued in Kent County, 


14 Peter Stout 

15 Emmanuel Stout, of New Castle Co., Delaware; died 1781; married, first, Lurana 

Owen; second, Mary Grifl&n, widow of Mr. Leech and Mr. Jones. 
Jacob Stout 
Sarah Stout 

Martha Stout; married John CowgiU. 
Rebecca Stout 
Peter Stout 

Ann Stout; died aged 104 years; married William Deimy. 
Lydia Stout; married Robert Regester. 

13 JACOB STOUT, son of Benjamin Stout, 10, was living at the time of his father's 
death, in 1734, on Blackbird Creek, in Appoquinimink Hundred. 


11 DAVID STOUT, son of Richard Stout, i, was bom, it is said, about 1669, which 
seems to me a little late, and I prefer the date of 1667. 

In 1690, his father, Richard Stout, Sr., conveyed land to him at Hopp River. 

1701, April 3. David Stout, with consent of his wife, Rebecca, sold land in Momnouth 

1706, August 19. David Stout, yeoman, of Freehold, sold lands, with the consent of his 
wife, Rebecca. 

1712. David and Rebecca Stout were members of the Middletown Baptist Church. 

1 7 14, Apr. 20. David Stout, of Freehold, yeoman, and Rebecca, his wife, in land trans- 

"He moved, about 1725, to Amwell, N. J.; bought lands there and died there very old; 
buried on his farm. The old David Stout house, at Amwell, is still standing." Where he is 
interred, still remains a Stout burying-ground. 

David Stout married Rebecca Ashton, in 1688, said Asher Taylor, Esq. 

His residence, in Middletown, was said to have been on land, part of which was, in 1823, in 
the possession of Denise Hendrickson, which was near the property of Obadiah Hohnes, the 
husband of his wife's sister, AHce Ashton. He remained in Middletown imtil two of his elder 
children, James and Rebecca, had married, upon whom he bestowed one hundred acres in 
Upper Freehold. 


12 James Stout, of Upper Freehold, bom, by deduction, about 1694. 

13 Freegift Stout, bom 1693. 

14 David Stout, bom 1695. 

15 Joseph Stout, bom 1698. 


i6 Benjamin Stout 

17 Rebecca Stout, born 1691; married John Manners, of Upper Freehold. 

18 Deliverance Stout; married Francis Labaw, and had children. 

19 Sarah Stout; "single, handsome and sensible." 

12 JAMES STOUT, son of David Stout, 11, married, in 1712, Catharine Simpson.* 
Between 1715-20, he moved to Amwell, where he bought seven hvmdred acres and built a house. 
He died aged thirty-six years, and as his will was proved in 1731, it would appear that he was 
bom about 1694. His widow married his cousin, Samuel, youngest son of Jonathan Stout. 

1727, Apr. 21. James Stout made his will; proved Apr. 26, 1731, in which he stated that 
he was of Amwell, and mentioned: 
Wife, Catharine; pregnant. 
Son, John 
Six sons 

Uncle, James Aston, as executor, and if he cannot serve, then his cousin, Joseph Stout, of Hopewell. 
He signed with his mark: J. S. 

The inventory of James Stout, yeoman, of Hunterdon County, dated July 29, 1731, 
amounted to £46:6:3. 


20 John Stout 

21 James Stout, born 1715. 

22 Joseph Stout, born 1717. 

23 David Stout, bom 17 19. 

24 Jonathan Stout, bom 1723. 

25 Jacob Stout, bom 1721. 

26 Rebecca Stout, born 1725; married Nathan Drake; had a son, James Drake. 

13 FREEGIFT STOUT, son of David Stout, 11, was born in 1693; married Mary Hig- 
gins. He lived at Clover Hill, Hunterdon Coimty, New Jersey. 


27 Jediah Stout; married, by Ucense dated Jan. 13, 1744-5, Philina Chamberlain, who 

was the daughter of John Chamberlain, by his wife, Rebecca, daughter of Lewis 
Morris, of Passage Point. They hved near the seashore. 1755, Oct. 24. Jediah 
Stout, yeoman, of Winson [?], sold land to Matthias Moimt. 

28 Freegift Stout; married Elizabeth, daughter of David Stout, son of Jonathan, son 

of Richard; had many children. 

29 James Stout; married, first, a daughter of Jacob Mattison; second, Rachel, 

daughter of Higgins; had a son, Samuel Stout, by his first wife. 

30 Joshua Stout; married Miss Hames. 1781. Joshua Stout, yeoman, of Amwell, 

made a deed. He had a family. 

31 Obadiah Stout; married Mary McBride; had a large family. 

32 Isaac Stout, bom about 1740; married, by Ucense dated Sept. 30, 1765, Mary 


33 Sarah Stout; married Ephraim OHphant; had children. 

•In Hopewell Baptist Churchyard lies a "Catharine Stout, died, Dec. 8, 1749, in s8th year"; hence bom 1692. If the dates 
assigned to James Stout, 12, are correct, he married at an uncommonly early age. 


34 Mary Stout; married Richard Chamberlain, probably brother to Philina, above. 

35 Rebecca Stout; married Edward Taylor; had children. 

36 Rachel Stout; married Richard Rounswell; had Freegift and Isaac. 

14 DAVID STOUT, son of David Stout, 11, settled at Amwell. He married Ann, 
daughter of WiUiam Merrill. 


37 Nehemiah Stout 

38 Nathaniel Stout 

39 Rebecca Stout; married Isaac Eaton, pastor, for twenty-six years, of the Hopewell 

Baptist Church, who died, July 4, 1772, in the 47th year of his age. Stone in 
Hopewell Baptist Churchyard, New Jersey. They had issue. 

15 JOSEPH STOUT, son of David Stout, 11, was born in 1698, and married, first, Mary 
Ashland; second, Martha Reeder, of New Bninswick, N. J.* 

Issue by first wife 

40 Mary Stout 

Issue by second wife 

41 Job Stout; married, and had a family. 

42 Jacob Stout 

43 Noah Stout; married Miss Thacher. 

44 Martha Stout; married Mr. Bennet. 

45 Abner Stout; married Miss Stout. 

46 Reeder Stout 

47 Joseph Stout; married Miss Titus. 

48 Benjamin Stout 

16 BENJAMIN STOUT, son of David Stout, 11. His tombstone, in Hopewell Church- 
yard, reads: died, May 23, 1789, in his 82nd year. Adjacent to it is that of Mary Stout, who 

died, Aug. S, 17 , in her 72nd year. He settled at Amwell, N. J., and married, when 

about seventeen years of age, first. Widow Ketchum; second, Mary, daughter of Jediah 
Higgins. He had no issue by his first wife, but she had children older than he. 

The following item, taken from the Newark Evening News for Nov. ig, igio, evidently related to the descendents of 
Joseph Stout, 15: 

No. 3274— BRYANT— LANNING— STOUT— Extract from the will of Benjamin Br>'ant, dated 1803, 
on file in State House, Trenton, No. 3050, Hunterdon, which gives his wife as Elizabeth . . . . , sons Daniel, 
John and William, and daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Joab Stout; Ann, the wife of Edward Lanning, and 
Margaret, the wife of Abner Stout. 

Was this Benjamin Bryant the son of Cornelius Bryant, of Westfield? Was Elizabeth , Elizabeth 

Tucker or Trotter, of Elizabeth? Whom did the sons marry? Who were the parents of Joab Stout? Please 
give, if possible, particulars, dates, etc., and references. 

Also wanted the parentage of Martha Reeder, second wife of Joseph Stout, grandfather of above 
mentioned Abner Stout. 

Benjamin Bryant died about 1820. Elizabeth and Ann, and their husbands, are mentioned in Ege's 
"Pioneers of Old Hopewell." A Benjamin Bn,'ant is mentioned as the son of Cornelius Bryant by Mrs. 
Baetjie in the Bryant-Carteret Book. C. 



49 Elihu Stout*; [died young?]. There is a field stone in the Baptist Churchyard, 

Hopewell, N. J., roughly inscribed Elihu Stout died Oct. 3, 1762. 

50 Jediah Stout; married, by license dated Mch. 21, 1781, Mary Stout, and had a 


51 Benjamin Stout; married Rachel Stout, sister to Mary, wife of Jediah Stout. 

After her death he married, second, Ann, daughter of Samuel Stout, and, third, 
Mary, daughter of Ohver Hart. 

Rachel Stout 

Ann Stout 

Mary Stout 

52 David Stout; married Elizabeth, daughter of James and Catharine Stout, 40, 

line of Jonathan Stout. 

53 Hannah Stout; died yoimg. There is a field stone, bearing this name, ad