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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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GENEALOGY 
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H91J, 
1903-1905 



• • • I m E L^ • • • 



JERiEYMAN 



A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 



-OF- 



LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY 

Principally of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. 



VOLUMB Q^/o^/f^ 



FLEMINGTON, N. J., 
H. E. DEATS, Editor and Publisher. 
1903 - J^^. jip~ 



Copyrijiht, 1903, by H. E Deals, 



Printkd nv Antiionv Killgoki 
FLEMINGTON, N J 



Vol. 9. No. 1. 

FEBRUARY. 1903 

• •• I 11 L^« • • 

JERiETnAN 

DEVOTED TO 

LOCAL HISTORY MB GENEALOGY 



CONTENTS 

A GENEALOGY OF THE TAYLOR FAMILY ... 1 

HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ANNUAL MEET- 
ING, JANUARY 10, 1903, .... 7 



H. E. DEATS. Editor and Publisher, 

FUEMINGTON, N EW JERSEY. 



THE JERSEYMAN 

A Quarterly Magazine of Local History and Genealogy, 
Principally of Hunterdon County. 

Subscription— 50 cents per volume of four numbers, in advance. 
Sinc^le copies of current number, 15 cents. Advertisements, four dollars 
per page, each insertion. Proportionate rates for half and quarter pages. 

BOUND VOLUMES. 

Back numbers of the Jerseyman may be obtained of the publisher at the 
following prices, neatly bound in blue cloth, lettered on the front cover,-Vol- 
ume one $1.50 ; Volume two $1.25 ; Volume three $1.25 ; Volumes four aiid five 
bound together $2.26 ; Volumes six and seven bound together $2.26 ; Volume 

*^^^^rhe above measure seven by ten and a half inches. Beginning with Vol. 9 
the size was changed. 

The following pamphlets, etc., have been published, and are for sale by the 
publisher of The Jerseyman. The price includes postage : 
"What is Education," by E. W. Thomas, A. M. 8vo. 8 pp. and cover. . . $ .10 
"The Alpha Phi Quarterly", a magazine of the Alpha Phi Fraternity. Vol- ^ 

ume One (all published). Bvo. 46 pp., paper cover oO 

-Reminiscences of the Kase Family," by E. Vosseller. A reprint from 

The Jebseyman, with illustration. Svo. 4 pp. and cover. Out of Print. 

"Historico-Genealogical Sketch of Colonel Thomas Lowrey and Esther 

Fleming, his wife," by Henry Race, M. D., with two portraits. Svo. _ 

paper, 19 pp. and cover ^^ 

''Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, 

New Jersey." Compiled from the minutes and other mss. begmnmg in 

1744, by James W. Moore. 8vo. 42 pp. Paper cover ?i.OU 

The same in cloth '^^•^^ 

"Parish Register of the German Reformed Church of Alexandria, Hunter- 
don County, New Jersey, 1763-1802." Edited by Henry Race, M.^D., 
Twelve copies reprinted from The Jerseyman, on Japan paper. 1 / pp. 
8vo., paper cover * ^^ 

"Thomas Stevenson, of London, England, and his descendants in America," 
by Dr. John R. Stevenson. Svo. 180 pages, including a full index of 
names and places. Among the families represented, are the following: 
Bartow, Betts, Biles, Brotherton, Buclianan, Clement, Cornell, 
(brothers, Beats, Denton, Doughty, Field, Gouverneur, Hicks, Hughes, 
Jonings, King, Lambert, Lawrence, Lawrie, Marriott, Merriam, New- 
))old, Penington, Prosser, Rockhill, Rudderow, Schooley, Stockton, 
Thorne, Thomas, Throckmorton, Waters, Wilkinson, Willett, Williams, 
Wilson, Wood, WyckofT. The illustrations consist of four portraits, 
and the Stevenson Arms in the proper colors. Bound m buckram, top 
trimmed, other edges uncut ^"-^ 

Hunterdon Historical Series, size 3)^x41-^ inches, paper cover, each 15 

No. 1. "The Flemington Copper Mines," by Elias Vosseller. 

No. 2. "The Two Colonels John Taylor," by Henry Race, M. D. 

No. 3. "Historical and Genealogical Sketch of James Sterling, by l<.. 

B. Sterling, with five portraits. 
No. 4. "The Roadington School," by John Fleming. 
No. 5. "Tucca-Ramma-Hacking," by E. Vosseller. 



Address all communications to the Editor and Publisher, 

H. E. DEATS, Flemington, N. J, 




ASHER TAYLOR. 



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. HE JERSEYMAN, 

Vol. 9, No. 1. FLEMINGTON, N. J. Frbkuary,* 1908. 



Copyright, 1903, by H. E. Deats. 



A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 
By the Into ASHER TAYLOR, of Middletown and Jersey City. 



Edited by Hiram E, Deats 



(Continued from Vol. S, No. ^.) 

William Taylor. 

No. 8H. William Taylor, Ohio, son of Joseph^^. liorn . 

Married Lucy Eniblj'. Resided at Bainbridge, Ross County, 
Ohio. Removed there about 1801 from Upper Freehold, N. J. 
Children : Joseph^^, William, Edward, David, John, George^^ 
Elisha, Isaac, Jonathan, Mary, Sarah, Eleanor, Lucy, Elizabeth 
and perhaps others. 

Joseph Taylor. 
No. 84. Joseph Taylor, Ohio, son of Josej^h^^ Born . 



Married first, . Children : James, (was in Missouri,) 

Betsey. Married second, . Children : Mary, Sally, Hetty, 

Joseph. 

Joseph Taylor. 

No. 85. Joseph Taylor. Ohio, son of William*''. Born . 

Married, 1799, Jane Irwin. Children : 

I. William, married Eliz. Finch, son, Rufus Luther. 
II. Nancy, married Abm. Pebble. 

III. Jared, married Nancy Pebble, had son, Dr. James. 

IV. Price, married P. Swan, had son, William. 

V. Joseph, had son Joseph, married Fanny Gardner at 
Cleveland, Ohio, May, 1866. 
VI. Edward««. 
VII. Irwin, without issue. 
VIII. Jane Emily. 
IX. James. 

.;;.Printed June, 1903. 



2 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Dr. Edward Tayt.ok. 
No. 86. Dr. Edward Taylor. Born . Died 1868. Mar- 
ried first, Penelope Virginia, daughter of John Gordon of 
Frederick Co., Virginia. One son, Archibald Alexander Edward*'. 
Married second, Malvina, daughter Hon. John W. Taylor '". no 
issue His last residence was at Cleveland. Ohio. Died 1868. 

Rkv. Archibald Alex. Edward Taylor, D. D. 

No. 87. Rev. Archibald Alex. Edward Taylor, D. D., of 
Georgetown, D. C, son of Edward*«. Married first, Aug. 8, 1858, 
Annie, daughter Thomas Vanderveer, Freehold, N. J. Wife died 
Feb. 5, 1867. Issue : Three children died in infancy, Vanderveer, 
born Jan. 31, 1866. Married second, Lucy E., daughter Timothy 
B. Munson. Children : 

Edward Munson, born August 8, 1870. 

Archil^ald Gordon, born July 2, 1872. 

George Taylor. 

No. 88. George Taylor, Ohio, son of William*'. Born . 

Married first, Polly Smith ; married second, Mrs. Hockins ; 
married third, Rachel Stevens. He had twenty-six children in 
all, as follows : William, Josiah, Jacob, George, Nelson, Elisha, 
Isaac, Seth, Daniel, John, James, Jonathan, Joseph, Nathaniel, 
Alexander, Benjamin F., two other sons (without issue) and 
eight daughters. 

Hon. John W. Taylor. I- 

No. 90.* Hon. John W. Taylor, of Saratoga Co., N. Y., son of 
Judge John^^ Born March 26, 1784. Died at Cleveland, Ohio, 
Sept. 18th, 1854. Married Jane Hodge (she was born April 29, 
1786, died June 27, 1838. 

He was a member of Congress for twenty years, and speaker 
of the House of Representatives, two terms, viz : 1821 and 1825 ; 
during the administration of James Monroe and John Quincy 
Adams. His period of service extended from 1818 to 1833. It is 
said that he was the first member to make a speech on the floor 
of the House squarely in opposition to Slavery ! 

His children : 

I. Sarah Jane, born Feb. 27, 1808, married Wm. D. Beattie. 
II. James H., without issue, drowned. 

III. Elizabeth Ann, born 1812, married Thos. D. Robertson. 

IV. Malvina, born March 9, 1815, married Dr. Edward 
Taylor8«, Cleveland. 

tForfull account of all the decendants of Judge John Tavlor No. 52, see 
"Genealogy of Judge John Taylor and his Descendants," previously mentioned. 
*'No. 89 omitted by A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 3 

V. John Wm.,'*^ born Feb. 22, 1817, married Jane Wadleigh. 
VI. Oscar, born Feb. 16, 1822, married Malvina M. Snow. 
VII. Edgar, Dr., born April 11, 182-1, lives at Palmyra, Mo. 
VIII. Charles Edward. 

Col. John W. Taylor. 

No. 91.* Col. John W. Taylor, son of John W.'"' Born Feb. 
22,1817. Married Jane Wadleigh. Children:. 

John Wadleigh™. 

Sarah Jane, without issue. ♦ 

Ella Malvina. 

James Hodges. 

Charles Edward, without issue. 

Ann Stewart. 

He served on the staff of Gen. Rosecrans as Chief Quarter- 
master of the Army of the Cumberland, in 1862 and '63. He 
resigned on account of ill liealth in 1863. 

John WADiiEiGH Taylor, Jr. 

lOO.t John Wadleigh Taylor, Jr., of Dubuque, Iowa, son of 
Col. John W. Taylor. Born Nov. 14, 1840. Married August 29, 
1864, to Sarah W., daughter of John W. Ware. Resides at 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

He served in the first lov.'a Volunteers and afterwards in the 
12th. Was at the battles of Wilson Creek, Fort Henry, Fort 
Donaldson, Pittsburg Landing, Corinth and Murfreesboro. Chil- 
dren : 

John Wm., born pec. 29, 1867, died July 29, 1868. 

Carl, born April 22, 1871. 

John Cox Taylor. 

No. 105. John Cox Taylor, son of Joseph, son of Judge 
John^^ of Saratoga. He graduated at Union College, Schenectady ; 
studied law at Washington D. C, and settled in Alabama, with 
high paltronage and very flattering prospects; but was soon 
drowned in Cataco Creek in that state in 1836, in the 21st year of 
his age. 

The following lines apparently hastily penned only four days 
before his death, were found on his table. 

*Nos. 92-99 omitted by A, T. 
fNos. 101-104 omitted by A. T. 



rAVLOR (.KNEALOGY. 

When the song- and dance are smiling around, 

And theh<;art heaves no sigh ;— 
Talk not to me then of life's nnrrow bound ;— 
Let me not die ! 

When the Love-God sits tlironed in fair beauty's smile, 

Or lights up iier eye ; 
Talk not to me of tlie grave that while,— 
Let me not die ! 

When the tliunder is looming along the Storm cloud, 

And tlie lightning's on higli,— 
Unfold not for me then tlie burial shroud, 
^ Let me not die ! 

When the sun shines briglit on the glad earth, 

And tlie merry birds fly ; 
When the heart gushes forth in its joy and mirth, 
Let me not die ! 

V. P>ut when sunset and stillness are breathing around, 
O'er earth and o'er sky ; 
Then / oh then, let my death knell sound,— 
Then let me die ! 

VI. Sweet when I sink to my sunset bed. 
Shall the valley clods lie; 
And. oh ! when his last setting ray had sped,— 
Then let me die ! 



IL 



IV 



VII, 



At the twilight time bright spirits have power 

And fair angels are nigh ; — 
Soul / take thy flight in that hallowed hour. 
Then let me die ! 

And it was then that he did die and so young. 

JOSKPH PKINGTiK TAYLOR. 

No. lOG. Joseph Pringle Taylor, General in English Army, 
son of William^s. Born 179(i. 

His father, at the time of his death, at Amboy, in 181)6, ex- 
pressed the desire that his children should remain in this 
country and be reared as American citizens, the trouble being all 
over ; but his motlier deemed it best to take her sons to England, 
where through the influence of her family, Pringle received an 
Ensign's commission in the Army. In ISll, at the tender age of 
15, he was tossed into a saddle and sent to the East Indies witii 
the 22nd Light Dragoons. He contrived, with tlie characteristics 
of his Yankee blood, to keep his saddle through the eventful 
period of fighting that succeeded. 

He returned to England in 1S27 with the rank of Lieutt'iiant 
Golonel and married Adelaide Frances, daughter of Golouel .lohn 
Siiedden, English Army. Issue : 

Jolin Courtlandt Skinner, 

Isabella Sophia Eliza, and others who died young. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 5 

Joseph Lufborougii. 

Xo. 107.* Joseph Lufborougii, son of . Married Pliobe, 

(laughter Grover Taylor•'^ Issue : 

Cliarles, Captain in 29th N. J. Volunteers, 1862. 
Anna, married Wni. H. Micheau'"'^. 

The Burying Place. i- 

The burying place of the Taylors is on the farm of Charles 
Morford on the north side of the street in the village of Middle- 
town, some five rods back (north) from the road, and about 150 
yards northwesterly from the house of G. Crawford Hendrickson 
(1809). It is one chain, 72 links, north and south, by one chain, 
i}7 links, east and west, according to the reservation in the 
deed of Joseph Taylor^% to Daniel Hendrickson, the great-grand- 
father of the said G. Crawford Hendrickson, dated March 8, 1790. 

The property had formerly belonged to John Lippitt, and 
hence this was generally spoken of as the "Lippitt Burying 
Ground." 

John Lippitt conveyed the farm to Edward Taylor^", April 
9, 1754, reserving and "excepting a small piece of ground, being 
enclosed in the Burying Yard, being in length about eighty-four 
(81) feet and in breadth about thirty (80) feet." Old Squire John's 
wife, Phebe, lies here. 

John Taylor^'' and John Stillwell bought of John Smock, 
June 22, 1812, (deed recorded Feb. 4, 1818), a Burial Place, on the 
east of and adjoining the Baptist Meeting House lot, on tiie 
north side of the street, in the village of Middletown, N. J., 40 
feet wide in front, east and west, and 68 feet 1%; inches deep, 
north and south ; being 1-16 of an acre, "Strict Measure," two- 
thirds of the same, the front, south part, to be separately owned 
by John Taylor, and one-third, the rear, north part, by the said 
Joim Stillwell. It is understood that of the % front part Joseph 
T., son of John, paid one-half and was to be sole owner. 

A private Burial Ground is on the old Homestead land at 
Garrets Hill, probably established by George Taylor*^ A very 
unusual circumstance, in old cemeteries ; the graves are all 
made north and south, heads to the south. The earlier Taylors 
are supposed to lie in the "Lippitt" Ground, about 36 chains 
north, 37I2 west from old Taylor homestead. 

Most of the families living in 1869 have established plots in 
Fairview Cemetery. 

■108-129 omitted by A. T. 

tTliis follows No. 106 in Asher Taylor's manuscript, although rather out 
of place. 



6 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

THE DORSET S. 
James Dorset. 

No. 130 James Dorset came from Burmuda, and in 1676 took 
by patent from "The Proprietors," several tracts of land, about 
500 acres, lying in the township of Middletown, about four miles 
westerly from the ancient village of that name; and about two 
miles southeasterly from the modern village Key Port ; the 
"Bethany" Meeting House* stands on what was his land, a little 
to the north of the center of his tract. 

The ancient Burying Ground of the family is situated on the 
Easterl.v side of the road running south from the Bethany Meet- 
ing House*, about 100 yards southwesterly from the present 
dwelling on the old Dorset property. The first dwelling was 
built south of and nenr the burying ground. 

Tlie place and date of his birth are unknown. He had died 
in 1721. He was probably unmarried when he came in. His 
children : 

Joseph^". 

a daughter married a Cheesman. 

a daughter married a Wilson. 

a daughter married a Bassett. 

another daughter married a Mobison (there was an 

Aaron Mobison). 



Joseph Dorsett* was born April ye 21st, in ye Year of Our 
Lord, 1681. 

Elizabeth Poling was born October ye 25th, in ye Year of Our 
Lord, 1679. 

Joseph Dorsett and Elizabeth Poling entered into bonds of 
Holy Matrimony July ye 23d, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1702, 

Rachel Dorsett (daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Dorsett) 
was born April ye 14th, in ye Year of our Lord, 1703. 

Dorsett (son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dorsett) was born 

December ye 29th, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1708. 

James Dorsett (son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dorsett) was 
born December ye 29th, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1710. 

Samuel Dorsett (son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dorsett) was 
born April ye 16th, in ye Year of our Lord, 1713. 

Martha Dorsett (daughter of Josepli and Elizabeth Dorsett) 
was born April ye 26th, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1716. 

Elizabeth Dorsett (daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Dorsett) 
was born October ye 18th, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1719. 

*Since this was written, the Meeting House was removed a mile and more 
to near Keyport. A. T. 

[To Be Continued] 



Hunterdon County Historical Society, 

Annual Mekting Januaky U), 19U8. 



The annual meeting of the Society was called to order in the 
Free Public Library in Flemington, Saturday, January 10, 1903, at 
10.20 A. M., President E. T. Bush in the chair. The Society was 
led in prayer by Mr. Vosseller. The minutes of the semi-annual 
meeting of August 20, 1902, were read and approved. 

The Recording Secretary reported that the membership was 
the same as one year ago, viz : 36 i-esident, 5 corresponding and 1 
honorary member, a total of 42. He had collected $39.00 annual 
dues during the year. 

The Corresponding Secretary reviewed the work of his office, 
which had consisted of the usual inquiries, largely for missing- 
ancestors. 

The report of the Treasurer was as follows : 
Dr. 

.Jan. 24, 1902 Balance $75 36 

Feb. 3, '' Received from Recording Secretary. . 45 00— $120 36 
Cr. 

Feb. 3. 1902 Recording Secretary's expen-ses $ 8 90 

Librarian's expenses 16 13 

Treasurer's expenses 65 

Mar. 24, 1902 Fire Insurance 8 00—$ 33 68 

Jan. 10, 1903 Balance on deposit in Flemington 

National Bank $ 86 68 

The report of the Librarian showed that forty volumes had 
been added by gifts and two by purchase during the year 1902. 
The matter of a book case for the Society's library, to be placed 
in the Flemington Free Public Library, has been fully consider- 
ed, but a ready-made case, suited to present needs, has not yet 
been found. It was recommended that the Library Committee 
have one constructed by local carpenters. The publishers of the 
weekly newspapers published in the county had continued to 
send their papers to the Society regularly each week and a vote 
of thanks to each was recommended. The Librarian's report also 
contained a summary of the contents of several historical 
magazines and a recommendation that the Society subscribe to 
one or more. 

On motion, duly seconded, it was decided to subscribe twenty- 
five dollars to the Publication Fund of the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society, receiving therefor the publications of the Fund 
for a period of twenty years. An annual subscription to the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Register was also voted. 



8 HUNTERDON CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

The Library Coniniittoe was in.structed to procure a suitable 
book case to l)e placed in the Fleniington Free Public Library 
and to place therein such of tiie Society's books as will be of 
value for reference in the Library. 

The following? bills were approved and ordered paid : 

42 subscriptions to Jerseynian, 1902, $10 50 

Fleniington Library Association, rent 10 00 

A. Killgore, printing notices. 1 25 

Librarian's expenses 1 00 

Recording Secretary's expenses 2(H) 

Alexander B. Allen was elected a resident member of the 
Society. 

Tiie following trustees were elected to serve the Society 
during the year 1903 : E. Vosseller, H. E. Beats, Rev. D. M. 
Matthews, *H. F. Bodine, Dr. O. H. Sproul, John L. Connet and 
W. F. Hayluirst. Judge Connet is Chairman of the Board. 

The Society then took a brief recess, while the Trustees met 
and elected tlie following officers and committees to serve tiie 
Society during tlie year 1903 : 

President— Rev. O. M. Voorhees, Three Bridges. 

First Vice President— I. S. Cramer, M. D., Fleniington. 

Second Vice President— Miss Emma T. B. Runk, Lambert- 
ville. 

Recording Secretary and Librarian — H. E. Deats, Flemlngton. 

Corresponding Secretary — K. Vosseller, Fleniington. 

Treasurer — James A. Kline, Fleniington. 

Finance Committee — A. Killgore, W. F. Hayhurst, H. F. 
Bodine. 

Library Committee — O. H. Sproul, E. T. Bush, P. M. Mechling. 

Obituary ('ommittee — W. T. Srope, N. W. Voorhees, E. 
M. Heath. ' 

H. F. Bodine iiivitt'd tlif Society to liold the summer meet- 
ing at Tjocktown tlie latter part of June. The invitation was re- 
ceived with thanks and referred to tlie Trustees. 

Rev. (). M. Voorhees read a paper on "The Changes of 
Boundary Lines of Hunterdon County," illustrated by map.s. 
A vote of thanks was given iiim for tiie interesting paper. 

"Joaciiiin Hill, the Clockniaker," will be the subject of a 
paper to be read at the annual meeting in January, 1904, by Alex. 
H. Allen, wiio will l)e glad to be informed of any matters of 
inten-st in connection with Mr. Hill, wlio resided here for many 
years. 

The iiieetiiig \v:is declared adjourn. •(! at rj.ir, 1'. M. 

H. E. DEATS, 

Record ing Secretary. 



POBLISrtER'S flNNOONCEMENTS. 



We have for sale the following- books and pamphlets relating to Hunterdon 
County History. The price includes postage : 

"History of the Presbyterian Church in Flemington, New Jersey, for a 
Century. With sketches of local matter for two hundred years," by 
George S. Mott, D.D., pastor of the church, 1894. 127 pp., portraits and 
illustrations. 12 mo. cloth, $1.00 

"Anniversary Services, Presbyterian Church, Flemington, N. J." June 3. 5 
and 6, 1894, the 25th anniversary of the pastor and the Centennial of the 
Church. 70 pp. 8vo. paper cover , 30 

"History of the Reformed Church at Readington, N. J., 1719-1881," by Rev. 

Henry B. Thompson, N. Y., 1882. 136 pp. 8vo. cloth 2.00 

"Historical Discourse and addresses delivered at the 176th Anniversary of 
the Reformed Church, Readington, N. J., October 18, 1894." 82 pp. 
portraits and illustrations. 8vo. cloth, ' 2.00 

"The First Century of Hunterdon Co., N. J.," by Geo. S. Mott, D.D. Pub- 
lished in 1878. A few copies only remain, and are offered at the original 
price. 54 pp. 8vo. paper 25 

"Twenty-five years a Pastor, One hundred and fifty years a Baptist 
Church." A Histoiy of the Baptist Church at Hightstown, N. J., 1896. 
We have purchased the few remaining copies. 121 pages. 8vo. cloth 1.00 

"One Hundredth Anniversary Exercises of the Baptist Church, Fleming- 
ton, New Jersey, June 17-19, 1898." 175 pages, 8vo. cloth 1.50 



The J. W. Scott Companj-'s "Manual of Valuable Coins," which gives the 

market value of all U. S. Coins Vv-orth over face value 10 

"Communion Tokens." A descriptive list of Medals and Tokens struck by 
Presliyterian Churches in America, compiled by Thomas Warner. 
Printed by the author in 1888. We offer all the remaining copies at 60 

"An Historical Reference List of the Revenue Stamps of the United States 
including the Private Die Proprietary Stamps. Compiled by George 
L. Toppan, Hiram E. Deats and Alexander Holland, a Committee of the 
Boston Philatelic Society, Boston, Mass., 1899." 423 pages, quarto, paper 3.00 

For any of the above, address 

H E. DEATS, Publisher of The Jerseyman, 

FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY. 



Vol. 9. No. 2. 

MAY. 1903 

• • • I II L^« • • 

JERiETMAN 

DEVOTED TO 

LOCAL HISTORY Mfi GENEALOGY 



CONTENTS 

A GENEALOGY OF THE TAYLOR FAMILY - - - 9 
THE FAMILY OF ARTHUR STEVENSON ... 15 



E. DEATS, Editor and PusLrsHER, 
Flemington, New Jersey. 



THE JERSEYMAN 

A Quarterly Magazine of Local History and Genealogy, 
Principally of Hunterdon County. 

Subscription— 50 cents per volume of four numbers, in advance. 
Single copies of current number, 15 cents. Advertisements, four dollars 
per page, each insertion. Proportionate rates for half and quarter pages. 



BOUND VOLUMES. 



Back numbers of the Jerseyman may be obtained of the publisher at the 
following prices, neatly bound in blue cloth, lettered on the front cover,— Vol- 
ume one $1.50 ; Volume two $1.25 ; Volume three $1.25 ; Volumes four and five 
bound together $2.25 ; Volumes six and seven bound together $2.25 ; Volume 
eight $1.25. ^ ,^ , 

The above measure seven by ten and a half inches. Beginnmg with Vol. 9 
the size was changed. 



The following pamphlets, etc., have been published, and are for sale by the 
publisher of Thk Jekseyman. The price includes postage : 
''What is Education," by E. W. Thomas, A. M. 8vo. 8 pp. and cover. . . .$ .10 

"The Alpha Phi Quarterly", a magazine of the Alpha Phi Fraternity. Vol- 
ume One (all published). 8vo. 46 pp., paper cover 50 

•Reminiscences of the Kase Family," by E. Vosseller. A reprint from 
The Jekseyman, with illustration. Svo. 4 pp. and cover. Out of Print. 

"Historico-Qenealogical Sketch of Colonel Thomas Lowrey and Esther 
Fleming, his wife," by Henry Race, M. D., with two portraits. 8vo. 
paper, 19 pp. and cover ^ 15 

"Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, 
New Jersey." Compiled from the minutes and other mss. beginning in 
1744, by James W. Moore. 8vo. 42 pp. Paper cover $1.00 

The same in cloth . . . • $1.25 

"Parish Register of the German Reformed Church of Alexandria, Hunter- 
don County, New Jersey, 1763-1802." Edited by Henry Race, M. D., 
Twelve copies reprinted from The Jerseyman, on Japan paper. 17 pp. 
8vo., paper cover $3.00 

"Thomas Stevenson, of London, England, and his descendants in America," 
by Dr. John R. Stevenson. Svo. 180 pages, including a full index of 
names and places. Among the families represented, are the following: 
Bartow, Betts, Biles, Brotherton, Buchanan, Clement, Cornell, 
C'rothers, Deats, Denton, Doughty, Field, Gouverneur, Hicks, Hughes, 
Jenings, King, Lambert, Jjawrence, Lawrie, Marriott, Merriam, New- 
bold, Penington, Prosser, Rockhill, Rudderow, Schooley, Stockton, 
Thome, Thomas, Throckmorton, Waters, Wilkinson, Willett, Williams, 
Wilson, Wood, Wyckoff. The illustrations consist of four portraits, 
and the Stevenson Arms in the proper colors. Bound in buckram, top 
trimmed, other edges uncut $5.00 

Hunterdon Historical Series, size 3>.<x4>j; inches, paper cover, each 15 

No. 1. "The FlcmiuKton (Jopnef Mines," by Elias Vosseller. 

No. 2. "The Two (%.lon(>ls John Taylor," by Henry Race, M. D. 

No. 8. "Historical and (jonealogical Sketch of James Sterling," by K. 

B. Sterling, with five portraits. 
No. 4. "The Roadington School," by John Fleming. 
No. 6. "TnocM-HMinina-Hacking," by E. Vosseller. 



Address all communications to the Editor and Publisher, 

H. E. DEATS, Flemington, N. J. 



THE JERSEYMAN 

Vol. 9, No. 2. FLEMINUTON, N. J. May,* 1908. 



Copyright, 1903, by H. E. Deats. 



A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COI^NTY. 
By the late ASHER TAYLOR, of Micklletown and Jersey City 

Edited by Hiram E, Deats 



{Coyitinued from Vol. 9, No. i.) 

Joseph Dorsettf (son of Joseph and Elizabetli Dorse tt) was 
born August ye 16th, in ye Year of our Lord, 1722. 

Samuel Dorsett (son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dorsett) de- 
parted this life September ye 11th, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1741, 
aged 28 years, -1 months and 25 days. 

Joseph Dorsett (husband to Elizabeth Dorsett) departed this 
life October ye 12th, in ye Year of Our Lord, 1741. aged 60 years, 
5 months and 25 days. 

Joseph Dokset 

No. 181. Joseph Dorset, eldest son and heir of James^*". 
Born April 21, 1681, died October 12, 1741. Married January 2B, 
1702, Elizabeth Poling, of Long Island. She was born 1679, died 
1759. Children : 

Joseph'^''. 

Johni^^ 

James^'*. 

SamueP'*'. 

Martha, married Rich. Herbert/^^^ 

Rachel, married Jos. Collins'^*''. 

Joseph Dorset. 

No. 132. Joseph Dorset, son of Joseph^-^', born August 18, 
1722, died Dec. 25, 1770. Married Mary, daughter of Cornelius 
Van DeWenter'''"'. She died 1799, aged 80. Children : 

Joseph^^^. 

Mary, married James Wall-*'. 

•■Printed July, 1903. 

tCopied from a very old MS. which A. T. had pasted in his hook. 



,o TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Elizabeth (Aunt Betty) born 1741 ; married John VanDerBelt* 
and had Mary (Aunt Polly), died 1851. 
Jane (Jenny) died unmarried, 1847. 
Samuel'". 
Nancy. 
John'^". 

John Dokset. 
No. 133. John Dorset, son of Joseph'*', born 1708. Married 
Catharine, dau^Witer Wm. Hoff.t Children : 
John'*". 
Hannah, married Thomas Holmes'^"". 

James Dorset. 
N(». 134. .lames Dorset, son of Joseph''", born 1710, married 
Ann, dauf?liter James Pew^'^^. Children : 

Josepii, married Christiana Smith and settled in Maryland. 
James, niarried Fanny White, had daughter married a Hunt. 
Nancy, married Aris Van Der Belt ; she died 1758, aged 19. 
Elizabeth, married John Williamst, Nova Scotia. 
Mary, married Richard Herbert'"^ 

Samuel Dorskt. 

No. 135. Samuel Dorset, son of Josopli'^', born 1713, died 1741, 
married Rachel Britton. Children : 

Elizabeth, who married a Carhart, and was the mother of 
Capt. Robert Carhart, of Middletown Point, temp. 1814. 

Mary, married Cornelius Van Der Hoof, of Middletown 
Point; had sons Peter, Samuel and others; daughter Betsey 
married (Jen. James Ten Eyck. 

.losKPH Dorset. 

No. 130. Jose])!) Dorset, son of Joseph'^^ born March 7, 1743, 
died April 10, 1831. Married Hannah, daughter Richard 
Hurdge-'"' ; slic died 1807, aged 63. Children : 
i. Mary, married Jacob Conover**". 
II. Martlia, married .losph Taylor-". 
111. Elizalx'tli. (Aunt BetS(\v) born June 15, 1777, unmarried. 
IV. .Josei)h"-'. 

■Jolui Van Der Belt died 1765. aged 31. Elizabeth, his wife in 1822, aged 
Si. His sister. "Aunt Peggy," was the mother of Hontjie (John) Luvster, 
weaver, Holland, Middletown. A. T. 

tWni. lloff, Ijorn 1724. died 1786; his wife, Elizabeth, died 1774. A. T. 

tJanies Dorset Williams, their grandson, was in N. V. on business about 
1830 and sougiit out and visited, made a pilgrimage to the old "Dorset Town" 
homestead, which was a venerated household word in his familv at home. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. ii 

Received* the Eleventh Day of April, 1795, one Negro Boy 
price twenty-two pounds, ten shillings, received by me. 

Joseph Dorset. 
22-10-0 

Endorsed on back "Perhaps Jim Freeman," 

The Farm, the old "Dorset Town" estate, on which he died, 
was a part of the original tract, taken up in 1676 by James, the 
first"" ; it had descended "from sire to son" in the line of Josephs 
until the death of this one"**, when it passed to his son-in-law, 
Joseph Taylor'^" ; and after his death in 1836, it went out of the 
family. 

The first Joseph^'^ appears to have divided up the large tract 
that his father had left him, apportioning to his son James'''* a 
farm on the northwesterly part, since Murphy; to John'** a farm 
on the northeasterly part, since Gershom Stilwell ; to SamueP^^ 
farm on the southwesterly part, since Bedle; to his daughter 
Martha Herbert, the southeasterly part, retaining a farm in the 
center which was laid at 140 acres when sold in 1839; the central 
farm and localty was always called "Dorset Town." 

Extract from "The New Jersey Gazette" of June 28, 1780, 
fouiid in 1874 amongst the papers of Thomas Seabrook of Shoal 
Harbor, deceased, and loaned by his son Henry H. Seabrook, of 
Key Port. 
"Trenton, June 28th. 

Extract from a letter from Monmouth County, dated June 
22d, 1780 : 

"Yesterday morning a party of the enemy, consisting of Ty 
with 30 blacks of Queen's Rangers, with 30 refugee tories, landed 
at Conascung. They by some means got between our scouts un- 
discovered, and went up to Mr. James Mott's, senior, plundered 
his and several of the neighboring houses of almost evei-ything 
in them, and carried off the following persons, viz : James Mott. 
Sr.,^^'' Jonathan Pierce, t James Johnson, Joseph Dorset''**, William 
Blair, James Walling, Jr., John Walling, son of Thomas, Philip 
Walling, James Wall'^™, Matthew Griggs and several negroes, and 
a great deal of stock ; but all the negroes, one excepted, and the 
horses, horned cattle, and tlie sheep were, I believe, retaken by 
the people. We had wounded Captain Walling, slightly, and 
Lieutenant Henderson had his arm broken, and two privates 
supposed to be mortally, and a third slightly [wounded] in a 
skirmish we had with them in their retreat. The enemy 
acknowledge the loss of seven men, but we think it much more 
considerable." 

"•'This receipt is pasted in the book. The endorsement is in handwriting 
ofA. T. 

tit is evident that A T. annotated the clipping before copying it in his 
record. 



12 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Joseph Dorset'"" (and perhaps the whole party) was imprison- 
ed in the famous old Sugar House, in Liberty Street, next but 
one to the Dutcli (Miurch (the Post Office, 1H70). 

Samukl Dorset. 

No. 187. Samuel Dorset, of Amboy, son of Joseph'''^ born 1747 
or 8, died 1822 or 3. Married Elizabeth, daughter John StilwelP«^ 
Children : 

T. Joseph'". 
IT. Nancy, married Corn's. Johnson^'^'^ 

III. Mary, unmarried, was living in Richmond 1865. 

IV. Lydia, married Wm. Crane''^', died 1866. 

V. Samuel'*-', headstone in St. Peter's, Amboy. 

VI. Elizabeth, married Geo. SteeP'^^ 
VII. Catharine, no issue, died Nov. 31, 1849. 
All the family removed, in early life, to Richmond, Va., and 
vicinity. 

John Dorset. 

No. 138. John Dorset, son of Joseph''", born , married 

Sarah Pierce. Children : 

Joseph'*''. 

John, died young. 

Rachel, married Oliver Sprowls ; his second wife was Sarah, 
widow of Joseph Dorset"". 

Joseph Dorset. 

No. 139. Joseph Dorset, son of Joseph"*, born July 2, 1780, 
died Feb. 11, 1822, married Sarah, daughter Samuel Ogborn^*". 
CMilldren : 

Nancy, never married. 

Haimah, married Thos. Beadle^"". 

Joseph, died 1847, a young man aged 27, the last male of iiis 
line. 

John Dorset. 

No. 140. John Dorset, Staten Island, son of John'''\ born 
, married , and had children. 



Joseph Dorskt. 
No. 141. Joseph Dorset, N. Y., son of Samuel"", born 



married a widow Thomas, her 3d husband. He was lost at sea. 
Hi8 son, Tliomas B.,»« settled in Virginia near his uncle, Rev. 
Samuel'", and liad a son, Jolin S., a Dr., a Confederate officer. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 13 

N Rev. Samuel Dorset. 

No. 142. Rev. Samuel Dorset, of Virginia, son of SamueP", 

born , married at Amboy, Margaret Lewis. Settled at 

Powhattan, Va. Children : 

Thomas, married Spear, and had two daughters, Mary 

and Gertrude. 

William, married Victoria, daughter of Samuel Hawkins^^'^. 

Joseph I. Dorset. 

No. 143. Joseph I. Dorset, of N. Y., son of Johni''*, born , 

married Maria, daughter of Peter Schank*^^. Cliildren : 
SamueP", and perhaps others. • 

Samuel O. Dorset. 

No. 144.* Samuel O. Dorset, of N. Y., son of Joseph T.,'^-M)orn 

, married in N. Y., Elizabeth Eldridge. Children : 

I. Maria. 
II. John. 

III. Samuel. 

IV. Elizabeth. 

CONNASCONK, NEXT EaST OF C'HINGARORA. 

Examples of Spelling : In 1669, amongst several tracts and 
parcels of land conveyed by the Indians to Grovert Lockerman 
and others, ''on the West side of Raritan's River, over against 
Staten Island," was one "Connescenck." See "East Jersey under 
tlie proprietors," page 48. 

"Conesconcke," in a deed from the Proprietors to Peter 
Tilton, 31 M , 1676. 

In a deed from Richard Hartshorne to Joseph Dorset, March 
10, 1706, "And running along James Dorsetts line to a cart path 
that goeth to Conescunck." 

In a deed 1738 — "Connaseonk road that runneth down 
through Joseph Dorsett's land." 

Note.— There formerly stood in the garret of the old Dorset 
mansion, an ancient bedstead with "wooden curtains," viz : top, 
back, head and foot encased with panelled work, and .sliding 
doors of the same in front ; it had come over with "the first 
man," and on the cords was spread a bare pelt, the hair having 
all gone long ago, of the skin of a large bear, that the immigrant 
had killed near his dwelling, and appropriated the hide for a bed 
bottom; they were both destroyed at tlie clearing the house by 
the old family in 1839. See note to 136. 

■■145-169 omitted by A. T. 



14 TAYLOR (iKNRALOGW 

A M 1^ O \' . 

Si'Vcrnl of the comicct ions h:iviii<r settled witli their rainilies 
;il Aiiilxiy, may render ;i Itriel' notice of the place not inai)i)i-o- 
priate. 

IN-rtli Anihoy is situated on an elevated plateau at the 
junction of the Raritan River with "the Kills.' Aithiii- KnII 
Sound, on an elevated plateau overlooking the l)ay. and the 
shores of Middletown, as far as Sandy Hook. 

The ''Lords Proiirietors," in 1696, set apart some twelve or 
fifteen hinidred aci'es for the site of a ji:reat city : "If the Lord 
l)erniit, with all convenient expedition, to erect and build one 
principal town which must in all ])rol)al)ility, he the most con- 
siderable for merchandise, trade, and fishery in these i)arts," 
describing itenthusiasticsilly and truly, in th(Mr propo.sals as -'a 
sweet, wholesome, and delightful place." 

The l)uilding up of their projected city was at once commenc- 
ed ; various obstacles and hindrances, however, intervened from 
the outset, to prevent its being immediately pushed to a con- 
summation. One of the leading men wrote home August llth, 
KiSH : "Workmen are scarce ;" and iulded with a naivete really 
touching, "if helj) conies not, it will b(^ long en^ Aml)oy is built as 
London is." 

"It is to be presumed," r«nnarks Whiteliead, Ifein whom this 
account is gathered, "that help came not." 

All the early settlers were full of confidence and eiitlnisiasin ; 
describing the land, in their letters home, as abounding in all 
good things that heart could wish. One, after enumerating, in 
glowing terms, the various advantages of their new situation, 
adds "what elsi' can contril)ut(> to i)rofit or i)leasure l)eing iiere to 
be had. Neither is there anything here t«> disturl) us; (Quakers 
are not numerous ; wolves are far from troubling men ; you cannot 
come nigh to a rattlesnake but he will rattle witli liis tail." .'tc, 
etc. 

It is said that the city had attained its greatest prc.sin'rity, 
just pri<ir to the i{evolnt ionary War. From tliat period it !ias 
declined. 

"Little (lid its founders ever imagine tliat their boasted future 
capital of the province, and the intended l.end(;n of Ameri;-a, 
would, after a lapse of a hundred and seventy or eighty years, 
present the api)eai-ance of the .\mi»oy of ISti.')." 

l'"oi-, "of all the families residing witliin tlie Tity during the 
pi'ovincial period, of all the oi-iginal population, not one family 
name now remains as a mem<nlo of t !ie race." ( Wliiteliead. ) 

[To \\\: ('(.NTiMi::.] 



The Family of 
ARTHUR STEVENSON 

By I)k. JOHN R. STEVENSON, Haddoxftkld, Nkw Jerskv 



In the t^enealoo:y of Tliomas Stev^enson and his descendants 
on paj>es 65, 66 and 67 is given a brief sketch of Samuel Stevenson, 
of Hunterdon County, a grandson of Gov. Samuel Jenings by his 
daughter Sarah, who was the wife of Thomas Stevenson, third, 
who migrated from Newtown, Long Island, to Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania. Samuel Stevenson married in Abingdon, in the 
latter county and state, on 8d day, 8th mo., 1780, Elizabeth, 
(laughter of Arthur Searle. The births of six of his children, the 
last taking place in 1742, are recorded in the books of the Middle- 
town Friends' Meeting in Pennsylvania. Before this latter date 
lie had removed into Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, 
New Jersey, where he was a voter in 1738. Here be became 
attached to the Quakertown Friends' Meeting, by a certificate 
from Middletown, dated lOth day, 7th mo., 1748, in which records 
few births are recorded and none credited to Samuel and Elizabeth 
Stevenson. 

It is not likely that the six children whose birthsare properly 
recorded as born to a man 82 years of age, with a wife as young 
as himself were all he had, for he lived many years longer. On 
August 10, 1758, Samuel Stevenson signed a deed for some proper- 
ty in which he describes himself as the "oldest son and heir-at- 
law of Thomas Stevenson, deceased, late of Bucks C-ounty." As 
lie died intestate his oldest son, Thomas, under the English law, 
inherited his property and nothing was left to the second son. 
Samuel, born 29th day, 6 mo., 17-1-2, nor to the supposed son, 
Arthur Stevenson, born in 1751. These were left to seek their 
fortune in New Jersey or elsewhere. 

In the graveyard at Sennet t, Cayuga County, New York, are 
two tombstones bearing inscriptions, one to the memory of 
"Arthur Stevenson, died Nov. 1st, 1821, aged 70 years" ; the other 
to "Rachel, his wife, died July 5V 18.52. aged 92 years, 5 months 
and 27 days." 

The traditions of Arthur Stevenson's family are that he 
married Rachel Yard prior to 1785, in Hunterdon County, New 
.Jersey, and lived there until about 1815, when he removed to New 
York. All of his children were certainly born there. There was 
a considerable migration from that section after the Revolutionary 
war into Canada and Western New York. The people had been 
harassed and impoverished by the marchingand counter marching 
of the British troops across that s.ection of the country, and many 
sought lidmes in tlie n<'\\ ly opened country westward. 



i6 STEVENSON GENEALOCiY. 

Rachel Yard was probably the f?reat-<i:raiuldaughter of "Win. 
Yard,* wlio in UiSSeanie to America from near Exeter, Devonsiiire, 
England, settling' in Philadelpliia. About 1700 he removed to 
Trenton, N. J., then known as the "Falls of the Delaware," and 
"in 1712 bouglit of Mahlon Stacy, two acres of land on Second, now 
State Street. He also bought other large tracts of land, so that 
when a name was to be given to the place, it was a question 
whether it sliould be called Yard-town or Trent-town." In 1715 
he was keeping a public liouse there. Promt tiie old county 
records we learn tliat the Hunterdon County Court, in 1719, was 
held at the house of William Y'ard, this being the first time that 
the County Court had ever convened in Trenton. At tlie May 
term of this Court, in. 1738, William Y'ard applied for a license to 
keep a tavern in Trenton. The next year t!ie newly created 
Board of Freeholders of Hunterdon County, met in this town and 
adjourned for one liour to tlie liouse of William Y'ard. His will 
is dated February 14, 1742, and mentions several ciiildren. 

One of these, Joseph Yard, was appointed Clerk of the Board 
of Freeholders at its above named session in 1739. In 1754, he 
was elected a member of the 19th New Jersey Assembly from 
Hunterdon County, and served until 1761. He died in 1763. 

A William Yard (second or tliird) is mentioned in a deposition 
of one Patrick O'Hanlon, published in the New York Gazette of 
October 2, 1752, in which he deposes, among other matters, that 
on the 26tli day of July, previous, lie had met William Yard on 
the road from Bristol to Trenton. 

In the Pennsylvania Gazette for April, 1753, is an advertise- 
ment of a lottery for the purpose of affording education to the 
poor. Itt begins, "We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, 
sons of some of the principal families in and around Trenton, ad- 
vertise to start a lottery to build an Englisli and (Grammar school 
on the S. E. corner of tlie Meeting House yard, in Trenton, umler 
the direction of Messrs. Josepii Heed, Benjamin Yard, Alexander 
and John Chambers." Benjamin Yard was appointed a Justice 
of tile Peace in 1778, and reappointed in 1784. 

■^Archibald William Y'ard. horn in 1730. died in Trenton in 
1810, leaving nine ciiildren. 

Captain 'i'iiomas Yard was an otllcer** in tiie I'd New Jersey 

■New Jersey Archives, Vul. XIX, p. 594. 

tSiieU's History of Hunterdon Co., N. J., page 196. 

+ New Jersey Archives, Vol. XIX, p. 191. 

(jWooilwaril's Mercer Co. History, p. 732, etc. 

**He was enrolled as First Lieutenant, Captain Brearley's Company, 
Second Battalion, First Kstahlishnient, November 29, 1775; Captain, Second 
Battalion, Second H;stablisiiment, November 29, 1776; retired September 26, 
i~9>o— Official Jiigister 0/ the Officers and Men 0/ Nezf Jersey, in llie A'iT'd/u- 
lionary War, page <?.s» 



[ Twins, born October 2S, 1798. 



STEVENSON GENEALOGY. 17 

C-ontinental Regiment, and served during the Revolutionary war. 
Arthur and Rachel Stevenson's children were : 
I. Edward. 
11. Thomas. 

III. Samuel. 

IV. William Clifton 
V. Henrj'. 

VI. Rebecca, boi;n April 13, 1785. 
VII. Elizabeth, died unmarried. 
VIII. Sarah, married William Hall. Had a daughter married 

Hull. 

IX. Amy, married George Trimmer and lived in New 
Jersey. He was of German descent, Johannes and Matthias 
Trimmer having been naturalized by an act of the New Jersey 
Assembly, passed December 8, 1744, to enable them to hold real 
estate, without which authority any property they owned Mould 
have been escheated to the Crown. 

Edward Stevexsox. 

No. 1. Edward Stevenson, son of Arthur and Rachel 

Stevenson, removed from New Jersey to Eldredge, New York, and 

from thence to Sharon, Michigan He died in 1843, in Grass Lake 

in the latter State. He married first, Mary Large,* and second, 

La ray. Had issue : 

By the first wife. 
X. John Stevenson, married Phoebe Stafford, lived in 
Kingston, Canada. He was a member of the Dominion Parliment. 
XI. Arthur Stevenson, wife Martha, lived in Cayuga 
County, New York. 

XII. Samuel L. Stevenson, born May 8, 1814, married 
Rebecca Young, lived in New Jersey. 

XIII. Sarah Stevenson, married Porter Withey. 

By the second wife. 

XIV. Charles Stevenson. (Jovernor of Nevadat in 1889. 
XV. Edward Stevenson. Governor of Idaho in 1889. 

XVI. Mary Elizabeth Stevenson. 

XVII. Adelaide Stevenson. 

Thomas Stevexsox. 
No. 2. Thomas Stevenson, son of Arthur and Rachel Steven- 
son, married Mercy Polhemus. Hedied April 21, 1831. Had issue : 

XVIII. Mary Stevenson, marriecfCapt. Abijah Olmstead (his 
first wife.) Had issue : Myron and Theresa Olmstead. 

*The minutes of the Quakertown (Kingwood) Meeting note that "Elder 
Robert Large died on the 27th day, nth ino.. 1774, having been from his 
youth up of a quiet and peaceful spirit and a diligent attender of our religious 
meetings." 



STEVENSON GENEALOGY. 



XIX. I'olhemus Stevenson. 

XX. Arthur Stevenson. 
XXi. Theodore Stevenson. 

Samuel Stevenson. 

No. H. Samuel Stevenson, son of Arthur and Rachel Steven- 
son,married Hannali Hall. Had issue : 

XXII. Thomas Stevenson, died unmarried. 

XXIII. Katliarine Stevenson, married John de Camp. Had 
issue : 

a. Samuel de Camp. 

b. Georgiana de Camp. 

c. Cornelia de Camp, married Phillips. 

XXIV. James Stevenson, married Mary Bidwell, of Cayuga 
County, New York. Had issue : 

a. Rev. Halsey B. Stevenson, born February 9th, 1854, grad- 
uated from Williams College in 1878 and from Auburn Theological 
Seminary in 1881. He married in Cornwall, New York, October 
6 1881, Ellen Maria, daughter of James G. and Caroline Matilda 
(Clark) Roe, and brother of the novelist, E. P. Roe. 

b. George Stevenson. 

c. Henry Stevenson. 

d. Emma Stevenson, married Rev. Mr. Jones. 

e. Katharine Stevenson, married Dr. Snow. 

XXV. Joseph Stevenson, M. D., married Mary Bunn, 
daughter of Judge Bunn. No issue. 

XXVI. Samuel Stevenson, married Helen Bunn, sister to 
above Mary. Had issue : George, Mary, Josephine and Leonard, 
deceased. 

Wir.MAM Clifton* Stevenson. 

No. 4. William Clifton Stevenson, son of Arthur and Racliel 
Stevenson, was b(jrn near Flemington, New Jersey. October 28^ 
1798. He married first, Maria Marcereau, second, Sophia (born 
June 19, 18UM,) daughter of Jehiel and Parthenia (Olmstead) 
Clark; died at Port Byron, New York, March 31, 1850. He was a 
cai)tain in the State Militia. 

.leliiel Clark, son of Gen. Samuel Clark, + was descended from 
Nathan Clark, Sr., of Westchester County, New York, whose 

'*VVilli.im Clifton, born in 1758, was a prominent member of the Quaker- 
town (Kingwood) Friends' Meeting, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He 
served as an elder, and one time was its clerk. He died '31st day, 3d month, 
1R48, and was. buried in its graveyard. His name is attached as a witness to 
the certificates of a number of Stevensons who were married in that meeting. 

tMistory and Genealogy of Samuel Clark, Sr., by Rey. Edgar W. Clark, 
Pana, III —1892. pp 58 and 66. 



STEVENSON GENEALOGY. 19 

will is dated April 29, 172(>. Gen. Clark's father, also named 
Jehiel, removed to Newburgh, New York, when the son Avas two 
years old. Samuel Clark, in the Revolutionary war, was com- 
missioned Lieutenant at White Plains, and successively promoted 
to Major in 1779. After the war he became, in 1804, Brigadier- 
(^eneral of the 9th Brigade, Saratoga Militia, and Major-General 
in 1814. He was the first Judge of the Saratoga County Court in 
1791, and next year was a Presidential Elector. 

His son, Jehiel Clark, was born December 17, 1764. About 
1795 he removed to the new "Lake Country" and built mills at 
what is now Clarksville, near Auburn, New York. He was twice 
married. First to Parthenia Olmstead, who died about 1813, and 
second to Nancy, daughter of George and Jane (Dutcher) Casey. 

George Casey* was born September 20, 1772, at Poughkeepsie, 
Dutchess County, New York. He became a Justice of this 
county and in 1807 was elected a member of the New York 
Assembly. In 1803 he removed to Auburn, and in 1813 to Oswego 
finally returning to Auburn. He died S-^ptember 16, 1835, at 
Detroit, Michigan, from exposure in travelling and locatinglands 
in Use latter state. 

William Clifton Stevenson by liis first wife, Maria Marcereau, 
had issue : 

XXYII. Mary Stevenson, married Porter Withey, his first 
w i f e . 

By second wife, Sophia Clark, had issue : 

XXVIII. Jehiel Clark Stevenson, born at Sennett, New York, 
November 25, 1825, married Amanda Sawyer, March 24, 1847, and 
died April 24, 1872, at Gunn City, Missouri. He was Judge of the 
Cass County Court, of that state. He was killed by a mob. His 
children were : 

a. Francis William Stevenson, born at Port Byron. New 
York, February 19, 1848, married Mamie Wade. 

b. John Peter Stevenson, born at Port Byron, New York, 
September 10, 1849, married Minnie Hind. 

c. Cornelia Sopliia Stevenson, born at Port Byron, June 16, 
1851. 

d. Parthenia Mary Stevenson, born at Port Byron, September 
15, 1853, died at Boscabel, Wisconsin, May 6, 1858. 

e. Jehiel C. Stevenson, born at Port Byron, October 14, 1855, 
died at Boscabel, Wisconsin, April 1, 1857. 

f. Helen Arabel Stevenson, born at Boscabel, Wisconsin, 
April 26, 1857, died May 16, 1858. 

■■■Hulls History of Auburn, N. Y. 



20 STEVENSON (,ENEALOGV. 

vr Philip Alexander Stevenson, born at, Boscabel, Wisconsin, 
September 11, 1859, married Mattie Pell Franklin, January 20, 

' U. Kufi:enia Louisa Stevenson, born at Boscabel, September 

i. Catharine Amanda Stevenson, born December I, lSfi6, mar- 
ried Homer K. Shaw, April 7, 1892. 

k. Robert Lee Stevenson, born January 9, 1871. at West Line, 
("ass County, Missouri, died February 11, 1871. 

XXIX. Sylvester Willard Stevenson, born jSIay 7, 1827, at 
Clarks'vilhsKeNv York, married July 19, 1865, Esther p]., (born 
November 27. 18156,) daughter of Darius Miller, of Saratoga, New 

York. 

XXX. Parthenia Jane Stevenson, born October 7, 1828, at 
Camillus, New York, married John Augustus Dodge, May 31, 
1849. He died November 28, 1881. He was Colonel of the 75th 
New York Volunteers in the civil war. 

XXXI. William Henry Stevenson, born July 31, 1830, at 
Eldredge, New York, married Sarah A., daughter of W^alter 
Smith. "tf Heed Creek, Wayne County, New York. He enlisted 
ill his brother-in-law's regiment, the 75th New York Volunteers. 
He was promoted Captain April 25, 1862, and resigned September 
3, 1862. 

XXXI I. John James Stevenson, born September 8,_ 183-1, in 
Wertz Township, Cayuga County, New York. Married Septem- 
ber 13, 18.59, Ella Adelia, (born November 27, 1841 ) a daugiiter of 
Jahez (tould, of Auburn, New York. 

XXXIII. Samuel Dill Stevenson, born September 8, 1841, in 
Wertz Township, Cayuga County, New York. 

XXXI V. Helen Sophia Stevenson, born January 3, 1845, in 
Wertz Township, Cayuga County, New York. Married Mel- 
bourne H. Olmstead, son of Capt. Abijah P. and Elizabeth (Clark) 
Oliiislfad, and resides at Three Oaks, Micfiigan. 
Hknrv Stevknsox. 
N(t. 5. Henry Stevenson, son of Arthur and Rachel Steven- 
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Catharine Lannen. Had issue : John, Peter and Jabez Steven- 
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Hebeoca Stevenson. 
No. 6. Rebecca Stevenson, daughter of Arthur and liacliel 
Stevenson, horn April 13, 1785, married March 15, 1801, Cornelius 
l'.)lheniiis, horn May 23, 1780. died .lanuary 27, 1866. (U)rnellus 
I'ollieliius (lied .June 26, 1860. 

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The Family of 
ARTHUR STEVENSON 

Kv T)K. JOHN R. STEVENSON, Haddonkikld, New Jeesey. 



(Continued from Vol. g, No. 2.) 

Cornelius Polhemus. cousin to Mercy Pollienius Stevenson 
(No. 2), was decended from Theodorous Polhemus, pastor of the 
Dutch Church of Long Island, who hi company with Stofle 
Probasco, Cornelius Wyckoff, Hendrick Lott, Jaques Corteleou, 
Denise Tunis and Frederick Van Lieu, all Hollanders, from the 
same place, bought on November 17, 1701, of John Harrison, of 
Elizabeth, New Jersey, a tract of land on Millstone River, in 
Somerset and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey.* Somerset 
County joins Hunterdon. Major John Polhemus, born May 25, 
1738, who lived atHopewill, in the latter county, was a distinguish- 
ed officer in the Revolutionary war and was voted by Congress 
a sword as a reward for gallant services. He married Susannah, t 
daughter of John Hart, the signer of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. 

Cornelius and Rebecca (Stevenson) Polhemus had issue : 
XXXV. Edward Polhemusi, born January 8, 1802, married 
September, 1832, Nancy Parcel. She died November 18, 1840. 
He died in 1891. Had issue : Mary Dickinson, who married 
Thomas Holmes ; Thomas, who married Ella Hankey, and 
Jeneatte Polhemus. After death of first wife, Edward Polhemus 

married Cecelia . 

XXXVI. Thomas Polhemus, born October 30, 1804, died un- 
married April 21, 1831. 

XXXVII. Charlotte Polhemus, born May 29. 1807, married 
Benjamin Whedon. 

XXXVIII. Rachael Polhemus, born August 1, 1809, married 

*New Jersey Archives, Vol. XXI, page 331. 

tNew York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XXI (1890) page 
38. 

JCopied from the familv Bible of the Polhemus familv bv Mrs. G. W. 
Waite. 



22 STEVENSON GENEALOGY. 

Thomas Havens, November, 184',. She died Jannavy 22, 1849. 

No issue. . 

XXXIX. Jacob A. Polhemus, born October 16, 1811, married 
Jane Suydam March H!, 1835. Had issue : Isaac, Edwin, Abram, 
who married Sarali Martin, and Amelia, who married Andrew 

Rodgers. . , ^ ^ 

XL. Sarah Polhemus, born June 6, 1814, married first, 
Adam Van Tuyle in Jan., 1843, who died February 26, 1870, aged 70 
years and 10 nionths. Had issue : John, George, Nancy Maria, 
unmarried, died July 20, 1862, aged 18; Elizabeth Irene, unmarried, 
died Aug. 21, 1863, aged 18; and Willard, who married Alta Silvers 
and has one child, Percy Van Tuyle. 

Sarah PoUiemus married second. Rev. William Wastell. No 
issue. 

XLI. Maria Louisa Polhemus, born August 4, 1817, 
married William Bigelow, February, 1836. 

XLTl. Hester Polhemus, born June 20, 1824, died April 
5, 1826. 

XLIIL Arthur Polhemus, born October 19, 1821, married 
first, Jane Hill in November, 1845. She died September 2, 1850, 
leaving one daughter, Rosalthe, born Dec. 5, 1846. Married 
second, Louisa Dow. 

SAMUEii L. Stevp:nson. 
No. 12. Samuel L. Stevenson, born May 8, 1814. married 
Rebecca Young. He lived in New Jersey. Had issue : 

a. Mary Stevenson, married Hugh Series. 

b. Sarah Stevenson, married John M. R. Shimer. 

c. Susan A. Stevenson, married S. R. Bush, resides at Easton, 

d. Porter Withey Stevenson, unmarried. 

e. Samuel Skinner Stevenson, married Mary . 



t. Mary Emma Stevenson, inarri(>d (Jarner Clyne. 
g. Flizalieth Stevenson, married Ray Sherrer. 
Ii. Isabella Stevenson, married Jesse Carter. 

J (tux J.\I\[KS Stkvknsox. 

No. 82. John James Stevenson, son of William Clifton and 
Sophia Stevenson, was born September 8, 1834, in Wertz Town- 
ship, ('ayuga County. New York, married September 13, 1859, 
F.lla Adelia (l)orn November 27, 1841), daughter of Jabez and 
Susan Ann Could, of Auburn. Had issue : 

XLIV. William Jabez Stevenson, l)()ni July 25, 1860, at 
Auburn, New York. 

XLV. Emma Alice Stevenson, born January l(t, 1864, 
lit Auburn, iiuini.Ml Klkin Chandler, November 26, 1890. 



STEVENSON GENEALOGY. 23 

XLVI. Susie Adelia Stevenson, born Ai)ril 15, 1H6(), at 
Tuscola, Illinois. 

XLVII. Frederick Clark Stevenson, horn May 20, 1869, at 
Wooster, Ohio. 

XLVIII. Mary Katharine Stevenson, horn September 27, 
1S7.S, at Wooster, Ohio. 

XLIX. Eliza Cornelia Stevenson, born April 28, 1M76, at 
Tuscola, Illinois. 

L. Florence Edith Stevenson, boi-n June 2H, 18M(», at 
Tuscohi, Illinois. 

CHAKJ.OTTK POI.HKMI'S. 

No. 87. C'liarlotte Polhenius, dauj^hter of Cornelius and 
Rebecca (Stevenson) Polhenius, born May 29, 1807, married Feb- 
ruary, 1829, Benjamin Whedon, born August 15, 1807, in Camillus, 
New York. He was the son of Augustus and Mary (Brown) 
Whedon, who was descended from Thomas Whedon, of Bucking- 
hamshire, England, who emigrated to New Haven, Connetieut, 
and took the Oath of Fidelity in 1657. Benjamin Whedon was 
one of the pioneer emigrants to the State of Michigan. He died 
May 18, 1S7H. His wife, Charlotte, died May 1, 1878. Had issue : 
LJ. Mary Augusta Whedon, born July 19, 1881, in Camillus, 
New York, married first, Barnes Loring, of Michigan. Had issue : 

a. Everitt Blood Loring, born January, 185-1, in Scio, Michigan, 

married Edith . His son, Benjamin Whedon I^oring, was 

adopted by his I^ncle Benjamin. 

1). Benjamin Whedon Loring, born in 1856, in Scio, Michigan, 
married Ella Wright and had one son, deceased. He lives in 
Lyndon, Wasliington. 

Mary Augusta Whedon married second, (xeorge W. Waite, of 
Michigan. Had issue : 

c. (xeorge RoV)ert Waite, M. I)., married in 1900, in Chicago, 
Lelia Frazee and lias one child, Uracie, born in 1902. Dr. Waite 
practices his profession in Milan, Kansas. 

LI I. Eliza Maria Whedon, born May 4, 1884, married May 1, 
1858, Jehiel, (born April 14, 1882) son of Jehieland Nancy (Casey) 
Clark, in Bridgewater Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. 
Jehiel Clark died August 25, 1899, in Wooster, Ohio. 

Jehiel Clark was the son of Jehiel and Nancy (Casey) Clark, 
whose ancestry is given in No. 4. He was educated in the 
academies of Aurora and Jonesville, New York, and studied law 
in the office of (leoi'ge Rathbone, of Auburn, but witlidrew before 
being admitted to the Bar, to go into business. At the commence- 
ment of the civil war he enlisted in Company B, 75th Regiment, 
New York Volunteers, commanded by his nephew, Col. John A. 
Dodge. He was promoted to be first lieutenant and served in the 



24 STEVENSON GENEALOGY. 

c-ampaiffii in Louisiana and Florida. He was mustered out July 
10, IWiafat Doiialdsville, La., as a captain, and entered into busi- 
ness at Massillon and Wooster, Ohio. Jehiel Clark was a careful 
genealogist and liad collected and preserved a valuable record of 
his family, from which much of this history is copied. Had issue : 

a. Msvry E. Clark, born June 2, 1854, married August 18, 1876, 
in St. James Church, Wooster, Ohio, Jacob Robert, born Sept. 12, 
1852, eldest son of Hon. John Zinnnerman, who represented his 
district in the Ohio Legislature. To the genealogical talent of 
her father, Mrs. Zinnnerman added her own zeal and ability, and 
to her tlie author of this paper acknowledges his great indebted- 
ness. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman have one son, John ('lark 
Zimmerman, born April 6, 1878. 

b. Frances Jane Clark, born November 21, 1855, near Clinton, 
Michigan, married November 8, 1881, in Wooster, Ohio, Uustavus 
Percy, son of Cliarles and Caroline (Harper) English, of Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania. Their only child is Albert Averill 
English, born September 22, 1882. 

c. John Whedon Clark, born May 15, 1878, at Wooster, Ohio, 
married in Chicago, June 6, 1900, Elizabeth Janet Cameron. He 
graduated in the law department of the University of Michigan 
at Ann Arbor and practices law in Chicago. 

LIII. Robert Alvin Whedon, M. D., born May 6, 1889, in 
Bridgewater, Michigan, married May, 1866, in Clinton, same 
state, Jane Leonard Clark. He grachuited in 1868 from the Medical 
Department of University of Micliigan. He was Assistant Sur- 
geon in the Navy for two years during the civil war. He died 
May 18, 1876. Had issue : Frank Clark Whedon, who died young, 
and James Clark Whedon, born August 81, 1874, in Tecumseh, 
Michigan, a practicing lawyer in Philadelphia. 

LIV. Rachel Elizabeth Whedon, died February 8, 1845, in 
her second year. 

LV. (Jeorge Henry Whedon, died August 9, 1847, in his 
first year. 

Maria Louisa Pot.hrmu.s. 

No. 41. Maria Louisa Polhemus, daughter of Edward and 
Nancy Polhemus, was born August 14, 1817, married William 
Higelow, Fel)ruary, 1886. Had issue : 

a. Destilina Higelow, born 1887, died 1841. 

b. Sarah M. Bigelow, born 1840, married Charles B. Statler 
in 1862. Had issue : George B., born 1862 ; Grant T., born 1864, 
and Frank H., horn 1878. 

c. Nelson Bigelow, born 1848, killed in 1862 in the civil war. 

d. Arthur P. Bigelow, born 1846, married Jane Trumbull in 
April 1872. Had issue : Hattie May, born 1876, and Ray Bigelow, 
l)orn in 1879. 

e. Melissa B. Bigelow, born 1849, married July, 1868, Ansel 
Belching. She died in 1871, leaving one child. Ettil, who died the 
same year. 

f. Lottie M. Bigelow, born in 1866. 



A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 
By the late ASHEE TAYLOR, of Middletown and Jersey City. 

Edited by Hiram E. Deats 

(Conliniied from I'ol. g, No. 2.) 

THE HOLMES FAMILY. 

The Holmes family were the first settlers in ''Pleasant Valley," 
conceded to be the very "Garden Spot" of the rich and fertile 
township of Middletown, New Jersey. They are decended from 
the Reverend Obadiah Holmes, of Rhode Island, who came over 
to this country about the year 1639. He was of a reputably family 
in the parish of Manchester, Lancashire, England, born in 1606, 
and married a))Out 1636, Catharine . 

Backus, in his History of the Baptists of New England, pub- 
lished in Boston, 1777, says "the l)est account of Obadiah Holmes 
that 1 have seen, is in a manuscript wiiicli he left to his cliildren, 
that a gentleman of his posterity has favored me with, an ex- 
tract of which I will give in his own words; he says 'first I must 
remember my honored parents who were faithful in their genera- 
tion, and of good report among men, and brought up their children 
tenderly and honorably. Three sons they brought up in the 
university of Oxford ; but the most of their care was to instruct 
them in the fear of the Lord; and to that end' etc., etc., 'but I, 
the most rebellious of them all, did n(nther barken to counsel, nor 
to any instruction,' etc., * * * *." 

In fact he represents himself as a pretty hard case for several 
years. After a while, however, on the death of his mother, he 
says, he "fell to prayer and duties," and became a pious man. 

"When he first came to this land, he joined with the Church 
in Halem, with whom he walked six or seven years, and then, 
about the year 1645, was dismissed to the Congregational Church 
in Seakonk (Rheheboth), under the ministi-y of the Rev. Samuel 
Newman. He continued in that relation about four years, when 
becoming dissatisfied, he, and several others, withdrew, and set 
up a meeting by themselves, under the Reverend John Clark, a 
Baptist, and were baptised 'believing the Baptist way was right.' " 

Sentence of excommunication was pronounced against them 
tjy Mr. Newman ; upon which Mr. Holmes and two others were 
presented (i. e. complained against) to the General Court at 
Plymouth, June 4, 1650, by four petitioners, urging the Plymouth 
rulers, to "suppress them speedily." They were charged by the 
Court to desist, and not to ])reak bread, or preach, or baptise. 



26 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Tlu' next yoar Mr. Holmes, with Mr. Clarke and Mr. Crandall 
made a visit to one William Witter, an aged member of their 
faStli, living at Ti.vnn, and while holding religious services at his 
liOuse were apprehended and committed to prison in Boston, on 
the 22nd day of the fifth month, July, (counting March as the 

first month.) 

After various proceedings they were brought to trial, and 
(•on(hMnned. 

Tlu' l'ollt)wiug is a copy of tlie judgement and sentences 
against Mr. Holmes : 

"The Sentence of Obadiah Holmes of Seakonk, 

"the thirty-first day of the 5th Month, 1651 : 
"For as much as you Obadiah Holmes, being come into this 
"Jurisdiction, about the 21st day of the 5th Month, did meet at 
"one William Witter's house at Lynn, and did privately, (and at 
"other times) being an excommunicated person, did take upon 
"you to preacli and baptise, upon the Lord's day, or other days, 
"and being taken then by the Constable ; and comeing afterwards 
"at the assembly at Lynn, did in disrespect to the ordinance of 
"(lod and his Worship, keep on your hat, the Pastor being in 
"prayer, insomuch that you would not give reverence in vailing 
"your hat, till it was forced off your head * * * * all of which 
"tends to dishonor God, * * * * and to perverting the straight 
"ways of the Lord ; the Court doth fine you Thirty bounds to be 
"paid * * *, or else to be well Whipped; and that you shall re- 
"niain in i)rison till it be paid, or Security given for it. 
By the Court 

Increase Nowell." 

The fine of the others were jiaid, but Mr. Holmes would not 
permit his friends to pay his. 

He was kept in prison until after the Court met in the be- 
ginning (on the fifth) of September; when he was taken out, and 
l)ound to a post, and the sentence of the Court was executed upon 
liim ; "the man striking with all his strength (yea spitting on his 
hands tliree times, as many affirmed,) with a three cord whip, 
giving me therewith thirty strolces ; when he k)()S('d me from the 
post, etc., * * *." 

TIk^ aci'ouut above referred to and (pioted from, was written 
by Mr. llohnes in 1075. 

Obaptah Hoi.mks. 

No. 170. Obadiah Holmes succeeded Mr. Clarke in the 
Pastoral office in Newport, Rhode Island, wliere he died October 
15th, 1HS2, aged 76. 

He had eight children, all ln)rn Ixfon' 1651. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 27 

I. Jonathan'"', pr()bal)ly l)()rn in Enf>:land, 1(^7. 
IL John, probably born l().'5i), inari-icd 1071, Frances, 
(laughter Randall Holden. 

III. Martha, baptized at Salem, l(i4(), the first of the 
children baptized in this country. She married Odlin. 

IV. Samuel, born 1642, married at Gravesend, L. 1., Dec. 
12, 1665, Alice Stilwell. Issue : Samuel, born 1668 ; Ann, born 
1670 ; Joseph, born 1672 ; Catharine, born 1675. 

V. Obadiah, born 1644, joined with his brother Jonathan"' 
in the settlement in Pleasant Valley, N. J.; was one of the 
grantees of Middletown in 1665. He seems to have withdrawn 
from Middletown, after that, and was a Justice of the Peace at 
Richmond, Staten Island, in 1689. See Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Record, 1876, page 119. (An Obadiah Holmes at New- 
port in 177(1, aged 95, was supposed to be a son of this Obadiah, 
the 2d.) 

VI- Hope, married Taylor (?) (there was an Edward 

Taylor at Newport, 1650. ) 

VII. Mary, married Brown. 

VIII. Lydia, married — - Bound (? Bowne.) 

Jonathan HoivMks. 

No. 171. Jonathan Holmes, son of Rev. Obadiah"", born in 
England in 1637, died in Rhode Island, 1715. Married at Newport 

Sarah . He came to Middletown, N. J., with his brother 

Obadiah, about 1665, and bought several tracts of land in what 
was since known as "Pleasant Valley," near the modern village of 
Holmdel.* One tract he bought of the Indians in 1677 at the 
junction of the two Hop rivers, (the old ''Burnt Mill" stream) 
and in the same year he bought of Sir George Carteret, a tract of 
500 acres, adjoining or near the foi'mer. 

He was a member of Assembly in 1668, and one of the 
grantees under the amended patent for Middletown and Shrews- 
burg in 1672. 

After settling and establishing his two oldest sons on his 
lands in Pleasant Valley,* he returned to Rhode Island ; and 
having inherited his father's farm there, he continued on it and 
died there in 1715. Children : 

Jonathan"^. 

Obadiahi'^ 

a daughter, married Tice, had son Gilbert^"^, who 

married Rebecca, daughter Jonathan Holmes"'*. 

Samuel, of Newport. 

*They first gave the name of "Plain Dealing" to the locality; since 
Pleasant Valley and Holmdel. 



28 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Josepli, of Newport. He inherited from his father the pat- 
trimonial estate in Rhode Island, and increased it largely and 
left it, in 174(5, to his son John, who died in 1799, leaving one 
daughter.* Witli liini tlie male line in Rhode Island became 
extinct. 

OUADIAH HoivMKS. 

No. 172. Ohadiali Holmes, son of Jonathan'^', born 1067, died 
April n. 174"). Married Alice, daughter James Ashton"^ died 
April 27, aged 45. Children : 

John>". 

Obadiahl'^ 

Joseph, died 1777, married Ashton. 

Jonathan, married Jeunetnie Hendrickson. 

Mary, mai-ried James Mott*-^*^. 

Deliverance, marrieci Josepii Smith. 

Samuel"^. 

James. 

J O X A T H A X H ^> I. M K S . 

No. 17H. Jonathan Holmes, son of Jonathan'"', born , 

died , will proved Jan 15, 1767. Married first, , 

daughter James Ashton, Children : 

Deliverance, married Peter Bowne.t 

Jonathan, (Rev.) died 1788, unmarried. 

Married second, Rebecca, daugliter Throckmorton. 

Children : 

Samuel"*'. 

Sarali, maiTied John Throckmorton. 

Rebecca, married (Ulbert Tice^^ her own cousin, (see 171 > 
had daughter, Rebecca Holmes Tice. 

Ohadiah (prol). Rev. in Baptist Meeting in 178H.) 



.John. 

.Josepll 



Sa.mi i:t. Hoi.MKf 



No. 174. Sanuiel Holmes, son of Ohadiah'"-, born April 17, 
1704, (). S., married (Dec. 7, 17.81) Hnklah, daughter Gershom 
Mott=''*\ (She was born Oct. 81, 1709, died Sept. 4, 17H4. ) Children : 
I. Ohadiah, born Sept. 1."), 1782. 
II. Sally, born Sept. 19, 1784, married Joseph Satter*'^ 

III. Samuel, born Sept. 19, 1786, died July, 1778. 

IV. James'-^ 

*Tliis daughter's Kiaiidson, John H. Baker, gave in 1869, a clock, an heir- 
loom from Obadiah the first, to the Lonnlsland Historical Society. 

tSee "William Rowne, of Yorkshire, Rngland. and his Deceiidants in .'\mer- 
ica," by Dr. M, K. Reading, 1903, page 18. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 29 

V. Ashei-i'*. 
VI. Mary, married John Tayl()r-\ 
VII. Johni^o. 
VIII. Elisha, born July 1, 1748, died Dec. 20, 1770. 
IX. Gershom M., born Oct. 6, 17o(). 
X. Jonathan, born March 24, 175 — . 

John Holmes. 

No. 175. John Holmes, son of Obadiah"'-', born , married 

Molly Ketcham. Children : 

I. Alice, born 1758, married 1771, S(iuire Dan'l Ketcham, 
born 1744. 

III. Johni8-'. 

IV. Sarah, married Wni. Bostwick, born May 20, 1758, Iiad 
sons, Capt. Obadiah B., John N., and Charles Bostwick. 

He had sons, John Holmes, Daniel Holmes and Lewis N. 
Holmes. The latter had son Alex. Holmes, lived at Wilkes- 
barre, Pa. 

Obadiah Holmes. 

No. 176. Obadiah Holmes, son of Obadiah'", born , died 

1752. ISIarried Sarah, daughter Samuel Ogbourn**". Children : 

Huldah, married Chryneyonce Van Mater^'^ 

Rhoda, married Capt. John Schanck, moved to Ohio. 

Obadiah'»«. 

James Holmes. 

No. 177. James Holmes, son Samuel'", born , died 1769, 

a merchant in New York. Married June 2, 1765, Helena, daughter 
John Lawrence,* son of Elisha, near Allentown. Children : 

Helen, married Edw. Pennington, Philadelphia. 

Col. Asheb Holmes. 

No. 178. Col. Asher Holmes, son of Samuel''*, born 1740, died 
about 1805. Married Sarah, daughter John Watson'''^*. 

Col. Holmes was an active offlcert in the Revolutionary War. 
He was an eminent land surveyor. 

''Ordered,; That General Forman and Col. Holmes be request- 
ed to wait on his excellency. General Washington, with it, and 
that they do wait his excellency's final determination. 

•■'John Lawrence was son of Elislia, son of William. John's brother Elisha 
had son John B., who was father of Capt. James Lawrence, of "don't give up 
the ship" fame. 

tThe records of the Adjutant General's office, at Trenton, show that Asher 
Holmes was in commission as Captain, First Regiment. Monmouth County, 
New Jersey, Militia; commissioned First Major, same Regiment, November 
28, 1776 ; Colonel same Regiment, March 27, 1778 ; Colonel, Regiment of New 
Jersey State Troops, October 9, 1779 ; Colonel, Battalion of New Jersey State 
Troops, June 7, 1780 ; served until the close of the Revolutionary War. 

JFrom a clipping, which Asher Taylor had pasted in his manuscript. 



30 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 



Sanuiel Fonnan 
William Wileocks 
Asher Holmes 
Elisha Walton 
Stephen Fleming 
Jolm Smock 
Thomas Chadwick'' 



Moiinioutli. April 14, 1782. 

John Covcnlioven 

Thomas Seal)rook 

Peter Fornian 

Richard Cox 

Joseph Stillwell 

Barnes Smock 

J(.hii Schauck 

Cliildn'u. 
Jolm W., unmarried. 
Sally, married Samuel Holmes"''. 
Catiiarine, unmarried. 

Huldah, married Elias Huhhard, Esq.*'», Flat Lands, L. 1. 
See No. 960. 

Samuki, Holmes. 

No. i7i». Samuel Holmes, son of Samuel'*', horn Sept. 19, 178H, 
died July 1, 177H. Married Sally, daughter Asher Holmes'"*. Chil- 
dren : 

Mary, married Hendriek Conover^'*'. 

Jonathan'**. 

Catharine, married Joseph (lolden. 

John Hoi.mks. 

No. ISO. Jolm Holmes, son of Samuel'"*, horn July .S, 174*'), 
marrietl Heersheha Morivll. 

Samiki. Holmks. 

No. IHl. Samuel Holmes, son of Jonathan'", horn . 

married Molly, daughter John Stout'*". Children : 

John S"*-''.' 

Lydia, married (nil. (Jarret Stil\velP»^ 

Samuel'". 

Joseph, married Kleanor Sehanek. 

Stout"^. 

Jonathan, married Ana Seiieiiek, daughtei- Hoelifl", sister to 
(leoi-ge Crawford's'""' wife. 

Klisha, married daughter of I'eter \'au Dora. 

Catharine. 

Mary. 

ramelia. married John Stilwell-"'". 



JoHX HoiiMKS. 

No. IK-J. John Holmes, son of John'""', horn July 15, 1756, 
married Mary Parker, daughter of \Vm. and Dehorah Parker, of 
ShrewKhury, N. J. Children : 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 31 

Mary (t.. married Edward Taylor". 

Abigail, married Thomas Earle,* of Burlington Co., N. J. 

Sarah, married Samuel Woodward. 

Major John S. Hoi.mp:s. 

No. 183. Major John S. Holmes, son of Samuel"^*, born ; 

was a Merchant at "The Academy," Holmdel. Married Sarah, 
daughter Col. Daniel Hendrickson. Children: 

Daniel, (Sheriff) married Rhoda, daughter Chryneyonce 
Van Mater"\ 

Jolin H., married Deborah, daughter Holmes. 

Mary, married Albert Van Brunt, Narrows, L. I.+ 

Catharine, married Daniel H. P^llis. 

P^mma, married George Taylor'"*. 

Ellen, married Charles Harbroolv. 

Stout Hoi.mks. 

No. 184. Stout Holmes, son of SamueP"', born , married 

first, Elizabeth Pintard. Children : 
John. 

Mary, married Logan Bennet-"". 
Elizabeth, married Wm. Pintard. 
Sarah, married Samuel Beers. 

Married second, Polly Ogborn,i her second marriage. Cliil- 
dren : 

Alice, married Joseph Murphy. 
Jjydia, married Wm. Wykotf. 

Jonathan Holmes. 
No. 185. Jonathan Holmes, son of SamueP™, born , mar- 
ried Matilda, daughter Jonathan Schanck, had atleastone child, 
Aslier Holmes. 

Obadiah Holmes. 

No. 186. § Obadiah Holmes, son of Obadiah^"", born , died 

1792, married Catharine Remsen, died 1793. Children : 
I. Catharine, married Joseph Forman, went south. 
II. Jacob Remsen, married Augusta Lorel, went south. 
III. Sarali, unmarried. 

IV. Maria, married Wm. Onderdonk, brother of Bishop 
Ouderdonk. 

V. William, went south. 
VI. Obadiahi«». 

■ Their son, Holmes Earle, married Anna, daughter Abel Taylor, son of 
Stacy Taylor. 

tHer'son, Chas H.. was Judge of Supreme Court, N. Y., about 1871. 
Albert died 1873, aged 51. A. T. 

tSee No. 349. 

i^No. 187 188 omitted by A. T. 



32 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Obadiah Hoi.mks. 

No. m). Obadiah Holmes, son of Obadiah^**, born 1790, died 

1867, married first, Sarah, daughter Yan Wyck, of FishkilL 

Ciiildren : 

(Jertrudt", married Dr. M. S. Hutton. 
Saral) and John, died in infancy. 
Catharine, unmarried. 
Joanna, married Kev. H. B. Elliot. 
Susan, married Rev. A. H. Bishop. 
Married second, Joanna, sister of his first wife. Children : 

Cornelia, unmarried. 
Married third, Jane, sister to former wives. Children : 
Helen Augusta. 
Fanny Remsen. 
Mary, died young. 

Sarah, married Rev. (leo. M. S. Blauvelt. 
Hamilton Bishop^"". 

Rkv. Hamilton Bishop Holmes. 
No. 191).* Hev. Hamilton Bishop Holmes, son of Obadiah^^*, 
l)()rM August 31st, 1841, married Sarah, daughter of W. S. Smith, of 
L. I. 

LOCIAN Bkxxkt. 
No. 200. liOgan Bennett, son of Bennet, born , mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Stout Holmesi**. children : 

John, married Lydia, daughter Jacob H. Conover^"^ 

Dkac'on Daniel Holmes. 

No. 201. Deacon Daniel Holmes, of Wilson, Niagara Co., N. 
Y.; son of John Holmes, of Saratoga Co., who was son of John, of 
Charlton, Saratoga Co., N. Y. They were of the Rhode Island 
stock. Married Sarah, daughterof Judge Jolin Taylor"'^ Children : 

Sarah Ann, married Davis. 

Richard Cox, married Betsey Frost. 

John Taylor, lawyer, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Ezra Sprague. 

Elisiia Taylor. 

(leorge Alpcs. 

James Edward. 

Daniel. 

Mary Elizabeth, married Brown. 

Lydia liouise, married Brazel. 

*No. 191-199 oinilted by A. T. 

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A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 
By the late ASHEE TAYLOR, of Middletown and Jersey City. 

Edited by Hiram E. Deats 

{Co7itinued frotn Vol. g, No. j.) 

Gilbert Tick 

No. 202.t Oilbert Tice, son of Tice, who married a 

daughter of Jonathan Hohnes'"\ born , married Rebecca, 

daughter Jonathan Holmes^", his own cousin. Children : 

Rebecca Holmes Tice, a daughter, married • Bachelder, and 

had daughter, Elizabeth, who married Wm. Stilwell, son of John=". 

Thomas Holmes. 

No. 204. Thomas Holmes came over with Wm. Penn as 
Surveyor General. 

This family is entirely distinct from the Holmes' from Rhode 
Island, settled at Pleasant Valley. He had one son, Josiah^o^. 

JOSIAH HoiiMES. 

No. 205. Josiah Holmes, of Sandy New, Leedsville, son of 

Tliomas^"*, born . Cliildren : 

Anthony^"®. 

Esther, married Thomas Morford^**". 

Thomas. 

Anthony Holmes. 

No. 20(5. Anthony Holmes, son of Josiali^"^, married, and had 
a daughter, who married 1st Joseph A. Taylor*^, 2d Jos. Smith. 

* Printed April, 1904. 
tNo. 203 omitted by A. T. 



34 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Thomas Holmes. 
No. 207.* Thomas Holmes, of Sandy New, son of Josiah'^"*, 
married Hannah, daughterof John Dorsett"^. Clnldren : 
Anthony, Hannah, Samuel. 

Jonathan Bukdoe. 
No. 223. Jonathan Burdge, of Cow Bay, L. I. We have no 
particulars, except that he had one son, Jonathan^-*. 

Jonathan Bukdge. 

No. 224. .Jonathan Burdge, son of Jonathan^^, married a 

daughter of Ellison, of h. I. Children : 

Richard'^'''% 

Joseph. 

Jonathan. 

Susan. 

Hannah, married Tliomas MorforcP"*'. 

Elizabeth, (or Deborah,) married Jas. Pew-^*^. 

Richard Burdge. 

No. 225. Richard Burdge, son of Jonathan-", born , mar- 
ried Susan, daughter of Garret WalP^*. Children: 

Hannah, married Joseph Dorset^"^. 

By a second marriage he iiad Rev. Michael Burdge, wlio in 
1840 was an aged Minister in western New Yorl^. 

James Pew. 

No. 226. James Pew, son of , born , married 

Susannah Whitloclv^". Clnldren : 

James, married daughter of Jonathan Burdge^^*. 
Mary, married Garret WalP''*. 
Ann, married James Dorset"*. 

THE WALLS. 

Garret Wall and Walter Wall, brothers, were the first of tlie 
family that came to this country. 

They were born in Wiltshire, P^ngland, and came over in lH4o 
to Lynn, Massachusetts, with a company led by Lady l)el)()rah 
Moody, v.'idow of Sir Henry Moody, who had died in 1(532. 

Slie joined on her arrival, with the Elstablished Cluircii 
(Congregational, Puritan). In a few years, however, she had a 
falling out with her Co-religionists, and had to quit; the rupture is 
thus alluded to by them : 

"In 1(548 Jjady Moody was in the CJolony of Massachusetts, a 

• No. 2o8 222 ()niitt(.-(i l)v A. T. ^ 



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TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 35 

"wise and an anciently religious woman ; and being taken with the 
"error of denying baptism to infants, was dealt with bj' many of 
"the elders, &c. * * * * 

"She removed to the Dutch against the advice of all her 
"friends. Many others infected with ana-baptism removed 
"thither also. * * *" 

She took refuge at Gravesend, Long Island ; the Walls accom- 
panied her. She was one of the Proprietors of the town, under a 
General Patent dated December 19, 1645. 

The Walls with Richard Stilwell, William Bowne,and others, 
removed to Middletown in 1665 or 6, and purchased lands. Garret 
settled on what was afterwards the John Stout farm, some two 
miles westerly from the village of Middletown. The old first 
burying ground of the familj^ is there. Walter lived where 
Daniel D. Hendrickson since lived (temp. 1850). 

Garret Wall. 

No. 228. Garret Wall, one <>f the immigrants, tiad son Garret, 
who married Mary, daughter James Pew''-^ and liad Susan, mar- 
ried Richard Burdge-^'^. 

John--9. 

Nancy, married John StilwelF'*". 

*Humphrey, married Elizabeth, daughter Sam'l Ogborn''". 

Mary, married Tliomas Morford^*". 

JOHX WALT;. 

Mo. 229. John Wall, son of the second Garret"*, born in 
Middletown in 1723, married Rachel, daughter of James Bowne^"*, 
son of Wm. Bowne, and a man of note; at one time Clerk of Rep- 
resentatives. Children : 

James^^°. 

John G.2" 

Deborah, married Samuel Pintard•'*^'^ 

Mary, born 1755. 

.1am MS \Vali>. 

No. 28<i. James W^all, son of Joiin-^, born 1755, tlied 1792. 
married Mary, daughter Joseph Dorset'^'. Children : 

Garret D.^^^' 

Susan, born 1784, married .lames Scluireman ; he died May 11. 
1877, aged 85. 

Mary, unmarried, died April, 1866. ' 

John. 

■■Humphrey Wall was miiideted in Rurliiigtoii County and "Old Si" was 
hung for it. 



36 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Doctor Johx Galen Wall. 

No. 231. Doctor John Galen Wall, son of John^^s, born at 
Middletown, 1759, married Nancy, daughter Dr. Bloomfleld, who 
died at Woodbridge, 1798. After his death his widow married 
James Paxton, of Woodbridge (she was the Mrs. Paxton, who 
was with Mrs. Pintard'^'^" at Red Bank, 1845.) 
Garket D. Wall. 

No. 232. Garret D. Wall, son of James'^^, born at Middle- 
town, 1783, died 1850, married 1st, Mary, daughter Gen. Jonathan 
Rhea, a Lawyer. Children : 

Matilda, born 1815, married Governor Peter D. Vroom. 

James W.^'^ 

Married 2nd, Mrs. Tyler. No issue. 

He was a U. S. Senator, and a distinguished Lawyer. He 
was elected governor in 1829 and declined. 
James W. Wall. 

No. 233.* James W. Wall, son of Garret D.,='32 born , died 

about 1850, married in 1842, Susan T. Pratt. Children : 

Mary Rhea, born 1843, married 1867. 

Annie Campbell, born 1845. 

Garret Dorset, born 1850, died 1852. 

Julia Pratt, born 1853. 

Amanda, born 1856. 

Ezra Osborn. 

No. 240. Ezra Osborn, son of David Osborn, t of Scotcl) 
Plains N. J., born September 19, 1792, and settled at Middletown^ 
1812. Married Sept. 14, 1817, to Hannah D., daughter of Joseph 
Taylor^s. ghe died October 27, 1876. He died October 24, 1877. 

They always occupied the old family home at the foot of 
Ruckman's Hill, at the corner of ''Rose Alley" and the north- 
west termination of the ''Deep Road" in the village of Middle- 
town. The old house was succeeded by a modern one in 185—. 
Their children : 

I. Charlotte, died 1835, unmarried. 
II. Elizabeth Dorset, no issue. 

III. Ezra Asher^". 

IV. Joseph Taylor-". 

V. Martha Taylor, no issue. 
VI. David'^". 
VII. Aaron M."* 
VIII. Mary, died 1836. 
They celebrated their golden wedding Sept. 14, 1867. 

*234-239 omitted by A. T. 

fOsborne — Asiborn — a common Danish and Norwegian name, was one 
of the most renowned of William's followers in the conquest of England, io66 " 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 37 

Ezra Ashbb Osborn. 

No. 241. Ezra Asher Osborn, son of Ezra^*^, born at Middle- 
town, March 9, 1823, married Sarah, daughter Benjamin W. 
Corlies. Children : 

Mary Williams, born 18-58. 

Frank, born 1856. 

Susan, born 1861. 

Joseph T. Osbokn. 

No. 242. Joseph T. Osborn, son of Ezra"", born at Middle- 
town Sept. 18, 1826, married, 1855, Anna, daughter John Story. 
Children : 

Charley, born 1856, died 1879. 

Emmeline, born 1862, married March 17, 1884, Eph. E. Ovens, 
of Red Bank. 

David Osbokn. 
No. 243. David Osborn, son of P^zra"", born at Middletown 

, married Eleanor, daughter Capt. John Crawford, and had 

son, John C. Osborn. 

Aabox M. Osborn. 
No. 244. Aaron M. Osborn, son of Ezra^*°, born Middletown, 
1837, married Olivia, daughter Henry Wolcott. Children : 
Sybilla Wolcott, born June 25, 1864. 
Ezra, born Oct. 3, 1866. 
Charlotte, born July 13. 1869. 

RlOHAKD C. BUKROWKS. 

No. 245. Richard C. Burrowes, son of Thomas^^^, born in 
Middletown, June 1793, married Dec. 16, 1822, Mary, daughter of 
Joseph Taylor^s. 

After a few years spent in mercantile business in the village 
of Middletown, he retired to a farm at Mountain Hill, and built 
his residence there, and continued to reside in it until his death 
in 1850. Mary Burrowes died Feb. 7, 1876, Children : 

Catharine, married John West"". 

John T., died in the Western Country near Independence, Mo. 
* Thomas"'. 

Joseph T."» 

Edward, went to Texas in 1857, settled at Dripping Springs. 
In the Rebellion was obliged to enter the Texan army, and was 
killed at the Battle of Glorietta near Santa Fe. All his instincts 
and examples were eminently loyal; and when he was compelled 
to take service, sought out a Regiment not destined for the North, 
where he might have met his countrymen. Of good stock, and 
loyal to the last. 



38 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 



John West. 

No. 246. John West, son of Daniel West, and Mary, daughter 

of Thos. Field^"*, born , married Catharine, daughter Eich. C. 

Burrowes^^^ Children : 

Richard Burrowes. 

Mary Emma. 

John B. 

Kate. 

Helen. 

The mother and all the children died within the space of two 
weeks preceding Sept. 6, 1865. 

Married second, March 2, 1871, Mary Lyell, daughter John 
Micheau^*^, and liad a daughter Elizaheth, born January, 1874. 

Thomas Bukrowes. 
No. 247. Thomas Burrowes, son of Richard C.,-** born Nov. 
26, 1833, died April 16, 1903. Married, 1860, Amanda, daughter of 
Isaac Herbert.* 

Joseph T. Bukrowes. 

No. 248.t Josepli T. Burrowes, son of Richard^^ born July 6, 
1836, married 1861, Mary Emma, daugliter of James Patterson"*. 
She died 1862, no issue. 

Married second in California. 

Edw. Bukkowes. 
No. 252. p]dw. Burrowes, iiad children : 
I. John, married Hope, daughter of John Taylor'^ (her 
second marriage; she being widow of John Watson"*.) 
n. Edon. 

EdOX BlRKOWES. 

No. 253.+ Edon Burrowes, son of Edw. Burrowes"-, liad son 
Thomas'^^^, and probably John, ''C'aptain.'' 

Thomas Btrrowes. 

No. 255.§ Thomas Burrowes, son of Edon"*, born , mar- 
ried Esther, daughter Richard Crawford''"'^ Children : 

I. Edward, married Catharine, daughter Geo. Crawford^s* 
had daughter Catharine, married Jacob McClane. 

TI. Deborah, married Ricliard Walling, had sons Tlios. 
Burrowes Walling, and Richard Walling. 

■•There were twelve children bj' this marriage. Further particulars of the 
Burrowes family will be given in the second series of articles on the Taylor 
and related families. 

t249 251 omitted by A. T. 

1:254 omitted by A'. T. 

i(2,s6-257 omitted by A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 39 

III. Richard^*^ 

IV. A daughter, , married William, son of Nathan 

Tilton, and their daughter Eusevia married Silas Tilton, brother 
to SamueP*", and had son Theodore Tilton. 

John Watson. 
No. 258.* John Watson, married Hope, daughter of John 
Taylori9. Children : 

Sarah, married Asher Holmes^"*. 

Elizabeth, married John StilwelP", of Garrets Hill. 

Richard Crawford. 

No. 262. Riciiard Crawford, married Catharine, daughter of 

Shepherd*''8. Children: 

George-''^ 
Riehard.t 
Esther, married Tiiomas Burro\ves'"\ 

Georue Crawford. 

No. 263. i George Crawford,'^ Merchant, Middletown, son of 

Richard'^"-, born , married first, Polly, daughter Major Sea. 

brook^*^; their daughter Catharine married Edw. Burrowes. 

Married second, Nelly, daughter Rocliff Schenck. t'hildren : 

Mary, married Wm. W. Murray. 

Ann, married J. T. B. Beck man. 

Adaline, married John Lloyd Hendrickson, had son Geo. 
Crawford, no issue. 

p]leanor, unmarried. 

Sir Thomas Lorraine. 

No 275. Sir Thomas Lorraine, of Kirk-Harle, Northumber- 
land, England, died about 1727. He had a son William, whose 
daughter Jane married John Fenwick and was in possession of 
the estate. They had a son Fenwick, no issue; a daughter 
Catharine, who ran away witii David LyelP""; a son Edward, 

married Fenwick, who inherited and resided on his father's 

estate at Morpeth. 

[To Be ( ONTIM'ED] 

■"259 261 omilted by A. T. 

tRichard, son of Richard 262, had daughter Catharine who married John 
B. Crawford; he became a very wealthy and eminent farmer; died about 1864. 
She died 1869. 

^264-275 omitted by A. T. 

iSGeorjje Crawford purchased the "Hoinestead Residence of Squire 
Taylor2i" and resided in it until his death at 1830. He built a store on the 
road in front of the residence, where he carried on, most of the time, a mer- 
cantile business. Squire Taylor had conducted some mercantile business in 
his mansion. 



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Public Library in Flemington, Saturday, October. 17, 1903. The 
meeting was called to order at 10.20 a. m. by the President, Rev. 
Oscar M. Voorhees. Prayer was offered by Rev. A, C. Bird. 
Fifteen members and six visitors were present, including Arthur 
P. Sutphin and Joshua Doughty, Jr., of the Somerset County 
Historical Society. The Treasurer reported a balance of $73.43 
on hand. The other officers reported only routine business. Mr, 
Fleming suggested that the semi-annual meeting in 1904 be held 
at Readington, and the matter was referred to the Trustees. 

John Capner Thatcher, proposed by James A. Kline, was 
elected a resident member of the Society. 

Inquiry was made as to the whereabouts of the marriage 
record of the Amwell Episcopal Church for the years 1760-1800. 
The late Jacob Servis, of Lambertville, had a copy, but the 
original has not been seen for some years. 

Dorman T. Connet read a paper, "New Jersey's Plan for the 
Federal Constitution," and Rev. O. M. Voorhees read an in- 
complete paper. ''Aunt Polly Kinnan, an Indian Tragedy of the 
Eighteenth Century." The thanks of the Society were given the 
authors, and the Library Committee was directed to have them 
published at the proper time. 

The meeting adjourned at noon. The annual meeting will he 
held Saturday, January 9, 1904, at the same place. 

H. E. DEATS, 

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INDEX TO VOL. g. 

A (icncaiogy (.r tli<" 'i'aylor Kaniiiy - I . '.i, l'1 . ."U 

Huntci-don Coiiiity llistoi-ical Society - - 7,40 

The Family of .Arthur SK'vctison - - - IT), 21 



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Vol. 10, No. 1. FLEMINGTON, N. J. *Febbuaby, 19U4. 



Copyright, 1904, by Hiram E. Deats. 

A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONiMOUTH COUNTY. 
By the- late ASHER TAYLOR, of Mlddletown and Jersey City. 

Edited by Hiram E. Deats. 

{Continued from Vol. g, No. ^/i 

Sir Thomas IjOhraine. 

No. 275. Sir Thomas Lorraine, of Kirk-Harle, Northumber- 
land, England, died about 1727. He had a son William, whose 
daughter Jane married John Fenwick and was in possession of 
the estate. They had a son Fenwick, no issue; a daugliter 
Catharine, who ran away with David LyelP"**; a son Edward, 

married Fenwick, who inherited and resided on his father's 

estate at Morpeth. 

The intimacy and connections between the Lorraine family 
and the Fenwicks, is somewiiat remarkable and curious : Sir 
Thomas named a son "Fenwick"; his granddaughter Jane, mar- 
ried a "John Fenwick"; his daughter Catharine named a son 
"Fenwick." 

John Fenwick, who was associated with Win. Penn in West 
Jersey, had been a Major of Cavalry and was present at the ex- 
ecution of Charles the First, January .80. 1648. He was born in 
1618, and came over to this country in 1675 and died here 168.'?. 
His wife was "Mary," as by her letters of Aug. 27 and 29, 167H, 
and Feb. 7, 1689, for which see N. J. Historical Society collections, 
Vol. 1, p. 19. 

A Sir John Fenwick was in the Tower in 1689 for adherence to 
James the Second. 

Who, then, was the John Fenwick who niarried Jane, daugh- 
ter of William, son of Sir Thomas Lorraine ? 

■■Printed April, 1904. 



2 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

David Lyeli.. 
No. 276. David Lyell, a goldsmith of London. He ran away 
witli Catharine, daughter of Sir Thomas Lorraine"^ came to 
America and settled at Amboy about 1697. He owned 300 acres 
of land at Middletown Point and was sometimes styled as of 
Monmouth. He died in 1726. ''Katharine relict of David Lyell 
died 1756 aged 86." Children : 
I. Thomas, no issue. 
II. David"'. 

III. Fenwick"*. 

IV. William, left a daughter. 
V. Robert, no issue. 

VI. Mary, married Harman Stout, had a daughter. 
VII. Catharine, no issue, will 1763 left all to Jane; died 
1775 aged 67. 

VIII. Jane, no issue, died 1795 aged 85. 

"Miss Caty" and "Miss Jane" lived unmarried to advanced 
age, at Amboy. They possessed an embroidered handkerchief, 
which they claimed had belonged to King Cliarles the first, and 
was spotted with his blood on the scaffold; and that it came into 
their family through the Fenwick family. Whitehead says 
(History of Amboy p. 85) "this handkerchief is now (1856) in 
possession of Mr. E. B. Thompson, of New York,"— a niece of tl>e 
old ladies married John Thompson"*. Charles Morse, a lawyer 
of N. Y., married a "niece of Miss Jane's." 

David Lyell. 

No. 277. David Lyell, son of David"^, born , died about 

1739, married . Children : 

1. Lorraine. 
11. Thomas"*. 

c;apt. Thomas Lvkli,. 
No. 278. Capt Thomas Lyell, son of David"", born , mar- 
ried . Children : 

.Jane, married James Lent, N. Y. 
Polly, married John Thompson, N. Y. 
Thomas, removed to North Carolina, died 1796. 

Fenwick Lyell. 

No. 279. Fenwick Lyell, son of David'"'', born , resided at 

Amboy, and was reputed a good Lawyer. Married . Chil- 
dren : 

Fenwick'^*"'. 

Fenwick J^vell. 

No. 280. Fenwick Lyell, son of Fenwick"", born . married 

Fjleanor, daughter Fdward Taylor'^**. Cliildren : 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 3 

John, unmarried, adopted ^'Charlotte Lyell," a daughter of 
Helena, daughter of Benj. Field. He took her into his Ijonie and 
educated her. She married Peter Conover*®*, and had son John 
Lyell Conover*®^ 

^ Fenwick, married Catharuie, daughter Ezekiel Forman, no 
issue. 

Mary, married Benjamin Mifheau^^'. 

BEXJAMIN MlCHKAl . 

No. 281. Benjamin Micheau, son of PauP***. He removed 
from Staten Island and settled at "Nut Swamp," Middletown, 
N. J.* Married Mary, daughter Fenwick LyelP*". Children : 

Paul, unmarried, died July 1849. 

Edward, unmarried, died 1864, aged 75. 

John'^s^ 

William, unmarried, died 1869, aged 69. 

Eliza, unmarried, died 1861, aged 67. 

Maria, married Geo. Cooper, his second wife. 

JOHX MiCHEAr. 

No. 282. John Micheau, came from the Island of Cxuernsey, 
settled on Staten Island, and married Ann Stilwell. Cliildren : 
I. John^^^ 
11. PauPs*. 
III. Mary, ''widow of Poillon." 

John Micheait. 

No. 288. John Micheau, of Staten Island, son of John^'*^ mar- 
ried July 27, 1758, Sarah Leake, daughter of Dan'l. Children : 

Paul I.2«-' 

John. 

Daniel. 

Pail Mich eat. 

No. 284. Paul Micheau, of Staten Island, son of John**'', mar- 
ried Aug. 9, 1759, Mary Seaman. He was a Judge in Richmond 
County. Children : 

Paul, a physician, married Marie Veyerence, of Elizabeth 
Town, N. J. 

Benjamin-*^ 

Paul I. Micheat. 
No. 285. Paul I. Micheau, son of John^*^, married Elizabeth, 
daughter Doctor Frost. + Children : 

■He at first "kept store," in a building in the S. E Corner of the Church 
lane and "the Street," in the Village of Middletown: and afterwards moved 
to "Nut Swamp," and settled on a farm. 

tAnother daughter of Dr. Frost had a daughter Margaret, whose 2d 
Imshand was Geo. T aylor of Garrets Hill 45. 



4 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Ann, married John Burroughs and had daughter Mary Jane, 
who married Wm. H. Cox, Cashier of a Bank, N. Y. temps 1865. 
Elizabeth, unmarried. 
Mary, unmarried. 

John Micheau. ' 

No. 285 >2. John Mieheau, son of Benjamin^®', born , died 

in Bloomingdale, N. Y., July 5, 1859, married Dec. 18, 1834, Eliza- 
beth D., daughter of Joseph Taylor^*. They resided until his death 
in the Mieheau liomestead at Nutswamp, Middletown. Children : 

William Henry^^®. 

Mary Lyell, born Dec. 29, 1889, married John West"*, liis 
second marriage. 

Gilbert Van Matkr. 

No. 286. Gilbert Van Mater, son of William'^**, son of Cyrenus, 

born , died Sept. , 1881, married May 23, 1836, Sarah, 

daughter of Joseph Taylor^". He was a farmer and resided at 
Connasconck, Middletown. Children : 

Charlotte Osborne, married Sylvanus Lee-**. 

William, married. 1877, Wallace, daughter of William, 

son of Hugh Wallace. 

Joseph T.290 

Martha T., married Sept., 1871, William Magee. She died 
Sept., 1874, leaving two daughters. 

William Van Matkr. 

No. 286f2. William Van Mater, son of Cyrenus, born , 

married Mary, daughter Garret S. Hendrickson. Children : 
Gilbert''**. 
Cyrenus. 

Thomas S. Fikld. 

No. 287. Thomas S. Field, son of Thomfis*"*. born Aug. 1, ISli), 
married May 12, 1835, Martini, daughter of Joseph Taylor''*. Al- 
ways resided at Nutswamp, a farmer. Children : 

Eleanor T., born 1836, died 1842. 

Thomas, born July 20, 1837, married Itebecca, daughter of 
James Paterson^''; died, no issue. IS62. 

Henry, Aug. 2, 1844. 

Susan T., Sept. 20, 1846, died 1861; a physician. 

Edwin, May 3, 1849. 

Martha T., Aug. 3, 1856, married Jan. 19. 18S1. 

.Toseph T.''"'^ 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 5 

William N. MICHEAT^ 

No. 288. William N. Micheau, son of John*»5 born January, 
1837, married Anna, daughter' of Jos. Lufboroughi^^ They had 
several children, all of whom died in infancy. 

Sylvan (Ts Lrk. 

No, 289. Sylvan us Lee, son of , born , married 

Charlotte O., daughter of Gilt. Van Mater^^". I have record only 
of one daughter, Mary. 

Joseph T. Van Mater. 

No. 290.* Josepli T. Van Mater, son of Gilbert"**, married a 
Miss Hoff. 

Joseph T. Field. 

No. 292. T Joseph T. Field, son of Thomas S.,287 1^^^.^ ^ .^^ 

Nutswamp, Middletown. He served as Major, 29th N. J. 
Volunteers, was at Fredericksburgh and Chancellorsville. He 
married 1st Margaret B., daughter of Borden Hance. She died 
in 1868, 10 days after her marriage. Married January 2nd, 1867, 
Isabella, daughter of George N. Wyckoff. Children : 

Julia Hendrickson. 

Thomas S. 

George, died in infancy. 

Harrison WykofF, born Sept., 1872. 

Charlotte. 

Walker. 

Joseph T. Field, Major 29th N. J. V. at the sanguinary battle 
of Fredericksburg, Feb. 1863, led four Companies of his Regiment 
down to, and across the pontoon bridge, in the face of the terrible 
fire of the Confederates on the opposite bank of the river; passing 
in their approach to the bridge, a Regiment of U. S. Regulars, 
crouching under cover waiting for proper opportunity to cross 
over, who, amazed at the intrepidity and audacity of the boys 
of the 29th, called out "Who the devil are they?" They were 
the last to retire. 



[To Be CoxTixrETj] 



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t293-294 omitted hy A. 



6 HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Hunterdon County Historical Society. 

Annual Meetini^, January 9, 1904. 



The annual meeting of the Society was held in the Free 
Public Library in Flemington, Saturday, Jan. 9, fifteen members 
and several visitors present. The minutes of Oct. 17 were read 
and approved. The Recording Secretary reported the death of 
one member, Wilson Thomas, May 1.5. 19()M, and that two new 
resident members had been added to the roll, making a total of 
43. He had collected .$85.00 fees and clues during the year. The 
Corresponding Secretary's report showed only routine busuiess. 
The Treasurer reported a balance of $7.3.48 on hand. 

The Librarian reported the addition, among other things, of 
21 volumes of Smithsonian reports, a large lot of back numbers, 
including two bound volumes, of the Lambertville Record, and 
the receipt, each week, of a copy of each of the fifteen weekly 
newspapers published in the county. Tlie Library Committee 
have placed the sectional bookcase in the Public Library, where 
the books constitute a lending collection for tiie members, and a 
reference library for the public. 

The Obituary Committee presented a memorial of the late 
Wilson Thomas," which was ordered spread on the minutes. 

A vote of thanks was passed to eacli of tlie donors to the' 
library. Andrew Thompson Connet, proposed by E. Vosseller, 
was elected a resident member, and Ralph Ege, of Hopewell, 
proposed by the Secretary, was elected a corresponding member 
of the Society. The Finance Committee reported that they had 
examined all theaccounts and found them correct. 

E. Vosseller, H. E. Deats, Rev. D. M. Matthews, H. F. Bodine, 
Dr. O. H. Sproul, John L. Connet, and W. F. Hayhurst wotc 
elected Trustees. After a brief recess the Trustees reported that 
they had organized by the election of Judge Coimetas Ciiairman, 
and H. E. Deats, Secretary, and had elected the following 
officers and committees for the year 1904. 

President— Dr. O. H. Sproul, Flemington. 

First Vice President — Miss Flmma T. B. Runk, Lambertville. 

Second Vice President— Dr. E. D. Leidy, Flemington. 

Recording Secretary and Librarian — H. E. Deats, Fleiningron. 

Corresponding Secretary — Vj. Vosseller, Flemington. 

Treasurer — James A.Kline. Flemington. 

Finance Committee — A. Killgore, A. T. Connet, A.. B. Allen. 

Library Committee — O.H. Sproul, PL T. Busii, P. M. Mechling. 

Obituary Committee— W. T. Srope, N. \V. Voorhees, E. M. 
Heath. 

Bills amounting to $61.85 were approved and ordered paid. 
Alex. B. Allen read a paper. "Joaciiim Hill, Clockmaker,"" and 
H. E. Deats read some itemsof interest from a preliminary sketch 
of the Ewing family. Mr. Allen was given a vote of tlianks, and 
the paper was ordered printed in the Jerseyman. The meeting 
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A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONIVIOUTH COUNTY. 
By the late ASHER TAYLOR, of Middletown and Jersey City. 



Edited by Hiram E. Deats. 

(Conli>iued /rot>i Vol. 10, No. /.) 

FIELD. 

This family is supposed to be descended from "Feld," Dela- 
field, from tlie Vosges Mountains in France, and passed over 
into England. 

John Field, a distinguished astronomer, temp. Mary and 
Philip, 1558, was a progenitor of Robert Field. 

Robert Field, son of William, of Sowerby, Eng., came over 
in 164:4; was one of the Patentees of Flushing in 1645; had sons 
Robert'''^ and John; the latter moved to Bound Brook, N. J., and 
from him descended Robert S. Field, Judge U. S. Supreme Court, 
born 1803, died 1870. 

Robert Field. 

No. 295. Robert Field, son of Robert the Immigrant, was a 
land holder in Newtown, L. I., in 1660; died 1700. Ciiildren : 

Robert, died 1735, no issue. 

Nathaniel. 

Elnathan-«6. 

Ambrose. 

Elnathan Field, 
No. 296, Elnathan Field, of Newtown, son of Robert^^^, born 

, died Jan., 1754, married . Children : 

Robert^". 

Benjamin, married Hannah , in 1690. Children : 

■■•■Printed December, 1904. 



8 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

I. Samuel 1696. 
II. Anthony 1698. 

III. John 1699. 

IV. Joseph 1702. 
Elizabeth. 
Susannah. 

Robert Field. 

No. 297. Robert Field, son of Elnathan-^^, born 1698, died 
1767, married Elizabeth Hicks. Children : 

Elnathan'^^*. 

Robert. 

Benjamin, removed to Middletown, N. J. 

Jacob. 

Stephen, married Helena Whitehead and had Stephen, who 
married Sarah, daughter of Samuel Blackwell, and had Robt. M. 
Field, N. Y,, temp. 1850. 

Whitehead. 

Abigail. 

Ei.NATHAN Field. 

No. 298. Elnathan Field, son of Robert-*", born , married 

Mary, daughter of John Willet, whose wife was a Rodman, He 
removed to Middletown, N. J., and settled at Nutswamp. 
Children : 

Caroline, married John Crawford, had William (see No. 299). 

Thomas^"^ 

Elnathan^sa. 

Elnathan Field. 

No. 299. Elnathan Field, son of Elnathan^'s, born , mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Col. Geo. Taylor" (widow of Doctor 
Bradner). Children : 

George-''**^ 

Elizabeth, married Wm. Crawford (see No. 298). 

Elnathan*"". 

Ann, married Daniel, son of Garret Conover. 
Elnathan Field. 

No. 300. Elnatlian Field, son of Elnathan-'"*, born , mar- 
ried Rebecca, daughter of Thos. Field***. Issue : 

Elnathan T."*' 

Mary Matilda, married Joseph A., son of Daniel H. Hendrick- 

Elnathan T. Field. 

No. 301. Elnathan T. Field, son of Elnathan''"". born , 

married Anna S., daughter of Daniel B. Hendrickson*"-, and had 
two children, Elizabeth H. and Elnathan, both died young, IS74. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 9 

Daniel B. Hkndkickson. 

No. 302. Daniel B. Hendrickson, son of Capt. Daniel, born 

, died 1848, married Mary, daughter of Joseph S. Applegate^"". 

Children : 

Joseph A., married Mary Matilda, daughter of Elnathan 
Field=*"». 

Anna S., married Elnathan T. FiekF"'. 

George Field. 

No. 303. George Field, son of Elnathan^'"', born , married 

first Maria Holden. Married 2d, Susan, daugliter of James 
Ericson*'-, no issue. 

Thomas Field 
No. 3t)4.* Thomas Field, son of Elnathan'^'"*, born , mar- 
ried Rebecca, daughter of Moses Shepherd^^", resided at Nut- 
swamp, Middletown. Children : 
I. Joseph, married. 
ir. Thomas S.^*' 

III. Mary, married Daniel West and had John West^*^ 

IV. Rebecca, married Elnathan FiekP"". 
V. Thomas S.-" 

Joseph Manning. 

No. 309. Joseph Manning, son of , married . 

Children : 

Daniel, married a sister to Major John StilwelP"^ 
Steplien="°, marrie'd Sally, daughter of John Taylor^^ 

Stephen Manning. 

No. 310. i- Stephen Manning, son of Joseph^"^. born , mar- 
ried Feb. 20, 1813, Sarah, daughter of John Taylor-'^. 

He lived several years in Middletown, and after his marriage 
returned to Plainfield. Died in 1818. Children : 

John T., married Mary Thompson; he died in Wisconsin, 
1873. 

Joseph S., born 1816, married Mary Campbell; settled at 
Columbus, Wisconsin. 

Their mother removed to Wisconsin, June 30, 1857, where she 
died January 21, 1862, aged 80 years, 6 mo. 

Thomas Beadle. 
No. 314. Thomas Beadle, son probably of Joel Beadle, born 

, married Amy, daughter of Rich. Herbert^^'. Had at least 

one son, JoeP'^. 

.•■■305-308 omitted by A. T. 
1311-313 omitted by A. T. 



lo TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Joel Beadle. 

No. 315, Joel Beadle, son of Thomas^", born , married 

. Children : 

Thomas^'«. 

Also three daughters. 

Thomas Beadle. 

No. 316. Thomas Beadle, of Middletown Point, son of JoeP*^ 

born , married Dec. 13, 1825,* Hannah, daughter of Jos. 

Dorset"'. Children : 

Emma, married Benj. Campbell. 

Joseph D.3" 

Elislia, married Elizabeth, daughter of Robt. Craig. 

Henrietta. 

Sarah, married Jonah P. Gera. 

Mary, married Oscar G. Rafferty. 

Rev. Samuel Dorset. 

No. 320. Rev. Samuel Doi-set, son of SamueP", born , 

married at Amboy, Margaret Lewis and had a son Thomas, who 

married Spear, who had children : Mary, Gertrude, Thomas 

and John. He was settled as a Minister over a c(>ngregation at 
Powhattan, Va. (This is repeated fi-om No. 142). 
William Crane. 

No. 321. William Crane, married Lydia, daughter of Samuel 
Dorset"', and settled in Richmond, Va., 1817 or 18. Children : 

Rev. William, of Texas. 

Adoniram Jiulson, Lawyer, Richmond. 

George, a Judge, California. 

A. Fuller, Merchant, Baltimore. 

Mary Dorset, married J. N. Edwards, Ricbmond. 

Elizabeth. 

Harriet, widow, married Frank Barnes, Merchant, Baltimore. 

From many years residence in Richmond in tlie midst of 
slavery, lie conceived such an abhorrence of the institution, that 
the place became uncomfortable to him; he withdrew from it, 
and settled in Baltimore. Although still In a slaveholdlng com- 
munity the curse was greatly mitigated, being in a more en- 
lightened society. Died 1866. 

Cornelius Johnson. 

No. 322. Cornelius Johnson, married Nancy, daughter of 

Samuel Dorset"^ and had daughter p]lizabeth, who married 

Eaton in Virginia and liad a son Cornelius, who was a banker in 
San Francisco. 

■■•■Celebrated a "Golden Wedding" Dec. i.^. 1875. P^lizabelh Micheau, brides- 
maid, was present and a long list of old friends. 



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Copyright, 1904, by Hiram E. Deats. • 

A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 
By the late ASHER TAYLOR, of Midclletown anil Jersey City. 

Edited by Hiram E. Deats. 

(Continued from Vol. 10, No. /.) 

FIELD. 

This family is supposed to be descended from "Feld," Dela- 
field, from the Vosges Mountains in France, and passed over 
into England. 

John Field, a distinguished astronomer, temp. Mary and 
Philip, 1558, was a progenitor of Robert Field. 

Robert Field, son of William, of Sowerby, Eng., came over 
in 1644; was one of the Patentees of Flushing in 1645; had sons 
Robert^'^ and John; the latter moved to Bound Brook, N. J., and 
from him descended Robert S. Field, Judge U. S. Supreme Court, 
born 1803, died 1870. 

Robert Field. 

No. 295. Robert Field, son of Robert the Immigrant, was a 
land holder in Newtown, L. I., in 1660; died 1700. Children : 

Robert, died 1735, no issue. 

Nathaniel. 

Elnathan'^^®. 

Ambrose. 

Elnathan Field. 
No. 296. Elnathan Field, of Newtown, son of Robert^''^ born 

, died Jan., 1754. married . Children : 

Robert29". 

Benjamin, married Hannah , in 1690. Children : 

^Printed December, 1904. 



8 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

I. Samuel 1696. 
II. Anthony 1698. 

III. John 1699. 

IV. Joseph 1702. 
Elizabeth. 
Susannali. 

RoBKRT Field. 

No. 297. Robert Field, son of Elnathan^ss, born 1698, died 
1767, married Elizabeth Hicks. Children : 

Elnathan^"*. 

Robert. 

Benjamin, remoA^ed to Middletown, N. J. 

Jacob. 

Stephen, married Helena Whitehead and had Stephen, who 
married Sarah, daughter of Samuel Blackwell. and had Robt. M. 
Field, N. ¥., temp. 1850. 

Whitehead. 

Abigail. 

Elnathan Field. 

No. 298. Elnathan Field, son of Robert'^''\ born , married 

Mary, daughter of John Willet, whose wife was a Rodman. He 
removed to Middletown, N. J., and settled at Nutswamp. 
Children : 

Caroline, married John Crawford, had William (see No. 299). 

Thomas^o'. 

Elnathan^s^. 

Elnathan Field. 

No. 299. Elnathan Field, son of Elnathan^**, born , mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Col. Geo. Taylor-* (widow of Doctor 
Bradner). Children : 

George"''^. 

Elizabeth, married Wm. Crawford (see No. 298). 

Elnathan='»o. 

Ann, married Daniel, son of Garret Conover. 
Elnathan Field. 

No. 300. Elnathan Field, son of Elnathan'■"■'^ l)orn , mar- 
ried Rebecca, daughter of Thos. FiekP°^ Issue : 

Elnatlian T.''"" 

Mary Matilda, married Joseph A., son of Daniel B. Hench-ick- 
son^°^ 

Elnathan T. Fiel]). 

No. 301. Elnatlian T. Field, son of Elnathan™", l)orn , 

married Anna S., daughter of Daniel B. Hendrickson'"-, and had 
two children, Elizabeth H. and Elnathan, both died young, IS7-1. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 9 

Daniel B. Hendriokson. 

No. 302. Daniel B. Hendrickson, son of Capt. Daniel, born 

, died 1848, married Mary, daugiiter of Josepii S. Applegate^"". 

Children : 

Joseph A., married Mary Matilda, daugiiter of Elnathan 
FiekP"". 

Anna H., married Elnathan T. FiekF"'. 

George Field. 

No. 303. George Field, son of Elnathan^''^, born , married 

first Maria Holden. Married 2d, Susan, daughter, of James 
Ericson"-, no issue. 

Thomas Field 
No. 304.* Thomas Field, son of Elnathan^^*, born , mar- 
ried Rebecca, daughter of Moses Shepherd^»\ resided at Nut- 
swamp, Middletown. Children : 
I. Joseph, married. 
11. Thomas S.-«' 

III. Mary, married Daniel AVest ai)d had John West"^ 

IV. Rebecca, married Elnathan Field^°". 
V. Thomas S.-'" 

Joseph Manning. 

No. 309. Joseph Manning, son of , married . 

Children : 

Daniel, married a sister to Major John StilwelP'^ 
Stephen^^", married Sally, daughter of John Taylor^*. 

Stephen Manning. 

No. 310. t Stephen Manning, son of Joseph^"", born , mar- 
ried Feb. 20, 1813, Sarah, daughter of John Taylor-'^ 

He lived several years in Middletown, and after his marriage 
returned to Plainfield. Died in 1818. Children : 

John T., married Mary Thompson; he died in Wisconsin, 
1873. 

Joseph S., born 1816, married Mary Campbell; settled at 
Columbus, Wisconsin. 

Their mother removed to Wisconsin, June 30, 1857, where she 
died January 21, 1862, aged 80 years, 6 mo. 

Thomas Beadle. 
No. 314. Thomas Beadle, son probably of Joel Beadle, born 

, married Amy, daughter of Rich. Herbert'^^ Had at least 

one son, JoeP^^. 

'■305-308 omitted bv A. T. 
1311-313 omitted by A. T. 



lo TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

JoEi. Beadi.k. 

No. 315. Joel Beadle, son of Thomas^^S born , married 

. Children : 

Thomas"^ 

Also three daughters. 

Thomas Bkadi.e. 

No. 316. Thomas Beadle, of Middletown Point, son of JoeP^\ 

born , married Dec. 13, 1825,* Hannah, daughter of Jos. 

Dorset"'. Children : 

Emma, married Benj. Campbell. 

Joseph D.^i' 

Elisha, married Elizabeth, daughter of Robt. Ci*aig. 

Henrietta. 

Sarah, married Jonah P. Gera. 

Mary, married Oscar G. Rafferty. 

Rkv. Samuel, Dorset. 

No. 320. Rev. Samuel Dorset, son of Samuel'", born , 

married at Amboy, Margaret Lewis and had a son Thomas, who 

married Spear, who had children : Mary, Gertrude, Thomas 

and John. He was settled as a Minister over a ccuigregation at 
Powhattan, Va. (This is repeated from No. 142). 
William Craxe. 

No. 321. William Crane, married Lydia, daughter of Samuel 
Dorset'", and settled in Richmond, Va., 1817 or 18. Children : 

Rev. William, of Texas. 

Adoniram Judson, Lawyer, Richmond. 

George, a Judge, California. 

A. Fuller, Merchant, Baltimore. 

Mary Dorset, married J. N. Edwards, Richmond. 

Elizabeth. 

Harriet, widow, married Frank Barnes, Mereliant, Baltimore. 

From many years residence in Richmond in the midst of 
slavery, he conceived such an abhorrence of the institution, that 
the place became uncomfortable to him; he withdrew from it, 
and settled in Baltimore. Although still in a slaveholding com- 
munity the curse was greatly mitigated, being in a more en- 
liglitened society. Died 186H. 

Cornelius Johnson. 

No. 322. Cornelius Johnson, married Nancy, daughter of 

Samuel Dorset'", and had daughter Elizabeth, who married 

Eaton in Virginia and had a son Cornelius, who was a banker in 
San Francisco. 

''Celebrated a "Golden WeddiiiK" Dec. 13. 1S75. Klizabelii Miclieau.brides- 



mai 



d, was present and a long list of old friends. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. ii 

Gp:orge Steel. 

No. 323. George Steel, of Virginia, married Elizabetii, born 
1798, daugiiter of Sanuiel Dorset"', resided at Riclimond, Va. 
Their son, Dr. Geo. B. Steele, of Riclimond, Va., Dentist, born 
July 26, 1835, married April 23, 1S57, Mary A. Hartman and had 
son Cliarles Lowndes, born Oct. 30, 1861. She (wife) died Aug. 
31, 1863. 

William Gouldixg. 

No. 324. William Goukling- (or Golder, or Golden) was one 
of tlie original grantees of Middletown in 1665. 

There was a Joseph Golden, a witness in 1714, and Elias 
Golden taxed on 125 acres in 1758. 

Joseph Golden. 

No. 325. Joseph Golden, married Johnson. Children : 

Elias^", Matthias»28^ 

Thomas B. Dorset. 
No. 326. Thomas B. Dorset, son of Joseph"^ born 1805, mar- 
ried Nancy Spears. Both died about 1872. Issue : 
Susan Charlotte, married. 
Mary Lavinia, married. 
C. Gertrude. 
A. Maria, unmarried. 
Dr. Thomas B. Dorset, married. 
Dr. John S. Dorset, married. 
Helen E., married. 
Fannie. 
Dr. William Dorset, married Harriet Spears. 

Elias Golden. 

No. 327. Elias Golden, son of Joseph^", married Catherine, 
daughter of John Stilweipe^. Children: 

Jolin, married Catharine, daughter of Peter Schenck*^-, who 
married Rhoda, daughter of Sam'I Ogborne^*^ 

Matthias Golden. 

No. 328.* Matthias Golden, son of Joseph^^*^ resided near 
upper Shrewsbury River, married Jane Conover, sister to Jacob. 
Their daughter married John Bennet, about 1850. 

•"329 omitted by A. T. 

Cornelius Van de Wenter. 

No. 330. Cornelius Van de Wenter. married Patience Van 
Dorn. Children : 

Peter, Imd daughter Mary, married James Herbert*^^ 

Mary, married Joseph Dorset"^; she died 1799, aged 80. 



12 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

RicHABD Herbert. 

No. SSL Richard Herbert, married Martha, daughter of 
Joseph Dorset"^ Children : 

Riehard^^**. 

James'"^ 

Thomas. 

Amy, married Tliomas Beadle^'*. 

Betsey"\ 

James Herbert. 

No. 3S2. James Herbert, son of Richard^'", married Mary, 
daughter of Peter, son of Cornelius Van de Wenter^'^". Children : 

Capt. Joseph Herbert, of Militia about ISIO to '12. 

James Herbert, (living in 1874 aged about 90.) 

Hannah, married Jos. Collins. (See No. 343.) 
Richard Herbert. 

No. 333.* Richard Herbert, son of Richard^*^', married 
Martha, daughter of Jas. Dorset"*. Children : 

James, Richard, John, Daniel, Joseph, of Brooklyn ; Samuel, 
Nancy and Martha. 

Joseph Cgi.i.ins. 

No. 342. Joseph Collins, married Rachel, daughter of Jos. 
Dorset'^^ Children : 

John^". 

John Collins. 

No. 343.t John Collins, son of Joseph3*^ married 1st 

Johnson, sister to Lambert, at Harmony, had daughter Betsey. 

Married, 2nd, Betsey, daughter Richard Herberl^^i. Children : 

Josepli Collins, drummer in the war of 1S12, married Hannah, 
daughter James H^rbert^^^; had son Zebulon and others. 

John. 

Rachel. 

Polly. 

Patty. 

Wilson. 

No. 345.? Wilson, married a (hiughter of James 

Dorset^"^ Their daughter married a Patterson and had son 
Peter Patterson, who had a son James Patterson and he liad two 
daughters, one of whom married James Murray, of N. Y., (bro. 
to Wm. Murray the first, of Middletown.) The other married 
Eben. Whitney of N. Y., the celebrated watchmaker, who died 
in 1856 or '56. 

■S334-34' ommitled by A. T. 
t344 omitted bv A. T. 
J346 omitted bv A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY 



13 



Samueij Ogborne. 

No. 347. Samuel Ogborne, son of John, will dated 1751, mar- 
ried Abigail . Children : 

Mary, married Edward Taylor'". 

John^***. 

Sarah, married Obadiah Holmes*"*'. 

Elizabeth, married Humphrey Wall'"*. 

Abigail, married Edward Taylor^', the Stutterer, his first 
wife. 

The last two daughters were yet unmarried on January 25, 
1749. 

John Ogbokne. 

No. 348. John Ogborne, son of Samuel-"", married Mary, 
daughter Gershom StilwelP^". Children : 

SamueP^'*. 

William, whose daughter Lydia married Abm. Tunis, (died 
about 1850) of Tinton Falls, and liad son John and several 
daughters. 

Samuel Ogborne. 

No. 349.* Samuel Ogborne, son of John"*, married Nancy 
VanBrackle. Children : 

John. 

Sarah, married 1st, Joseph Dorset*^''; 2nd Oliver SprouP^*. 

Rhoda, married Peter Sehenck*^-. 

Polly, married 1st, Sam'l Bray; 2nd, Stout Holmes'**; 3rd, 
Major John StilwelP"^, no issue. 

Rachel, married 1st, James Bray; 2nd, Bent. 

Anna, unmarried. 

MOTT.t 
Adam Mott. 
No. 352. Adam Mott, from Cambridge, England, came over 
in 1634 and settled at Hingham, Massachusetts. Died 1661. 

Married first . Children : 

Joim. 

Adam, born 1622, married his step-sister, Sarah Lott, daughter 
of his step-mother. (''Adam Mott, a taylor aged 19, came from 
Barbadoes in 1638, to New England.") 

•■■350-351 omitted tjy A. T. 
i-MaiTli 4, 1714-15. 

Cliarles Mott, of Henistead, L. I., jjower of Attorney to his "trusty and 
loviiifi, frit'iid" Gershom Mott, of Middletown, to collect debts, etc. Joseph 
Taylor, Witiie.ss. 

Gershom Mt>tt, a General in the Union Army in the Rebellion, son of 
Deacon Wni. Mott, of Trenton. 

Gershom Mt)tt, a prominent whig in the City of N. Y. in 1775? A Gershom 
Mott in Trenton, 1790. 



14 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Jonathan. 

Elizabeth, married Eldwjird Thurston. 

Mary. 

Married 2nd, Sarah, a widow Lett, and In 1638 removed to 
Rhode Island. Children, by second marriage, born after his 
removal to Rhode Island : 

Eleanor. 

Gershom^^^. 

There is scarcely a doubt that Gersliom removed to Middle- 
town, N. J., about the time that the Holmes' did (1668 or '64), 
perhaps in their company, and is the Gershom^^^ progenitor of 
the family in that vicinity; there certainly was a tradition among 
the older Motts in Middletown that gives Adam Mott as their 
progenitor in this country. 

"The old homestead of Adam Mott in Rhode Island, bought 
in 1688, is still in the family; ttie seventh Adam in succession 
still owning it." (1864) Thurston Genealogy. ' 

"July, 1647, Adam Maet young man from Graychap married 
Jenne Hulet from Graycliap, Buckingham." 
Gershom Mott. 

No. 853.* Gershom Mott, the first of the family in Midletown, 
undoubtedly son of Adam^^^ born in Rhode Island after 1688, 
mariied Sarah, daughter of Jolui and Alice Clayton^'". Children : 

James^^**. 

Huldah, married Samuel Holmes^'^. 
Jamks Mott. 

No. 856.t James Mott, son of Gershom='^'^ married Mary, 
daughter of Obadiah Holmes"^ Children : 

James Mott, Esq. Member of Congress, State Treasurer, etc. 
He resided about a mile and a half south of Keyport, died un- 
married about 1826; interred in Presbyterian burying ground at 
Middletown. 

Gershom"^^. 

Huldah, married Joseph Salter*'''. 

John Mott, married Sarah Miller, widow of Sam'l Cornell. 

Mary, married Shore Stevens^'^^ 

Gkkshom Mott. 

No. 858. t Gershom Mott, son of James*^", married . 

Had at least one daughter, Mary, married John R. Williamsons 
of Detroit. 

■■■354-355 omitted by A. T. 
t357 omitted by A. T. 
J359-361 omitted by A. T. 

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TAYLOR GENEALOGY. ii 

George Steel. 

No. 323. George Steel, of Virginia, married Elizabeth, born 
1793, daughter of Samuel Dorset'^', resided at Richmond, Va. 
Their son, Dr. Geo. B. Steele, of Richmond, Va., Dentist, born 
July 26, 1835, married April 23, 1857, Mary A. Hartman and had 
son Charles Lowndes, born Oct. 30, 1861. She (wife) died Aug. 
31, 1863. 

William Goulding. 

No. 324. William Goulding (or Golder, or Golden) Avas one 
of the original grantees of Middletown in 1665. 

There was a Joseph Golden, a witness in 171-1, and Elias 
Golden taxed on 125 acres in 1758. 

Joseph Golden. 

No. 325, Joseph Golden, married Johnson. Children : 

Elias3-'7, Matthias^^*. 

Thomas B. Dorset. 

No. 326. Thomas B. Dorset, son of Joseph"^ born 1805, mar- 
ried Nancy Spears. Both died about 1872. Issue : 

Susan Charlotte, married. 

Mary Lavinia, married. 

C. Gertrude. 

A. Maria, unmarried. 

Dr. Thomas B. Dorset, married. 

Dr. John S. Dorset, married. 

Helen E., married. 

Fannie. 

Dr. William Dorset, married Harriet Spears. 

Elias Golden. 

No. 327. Elias Golden, son of Joseph^'^^, married Catherine, 
daughter uf John StilwelP^^. Children: 

Jolin, married Catharine, daughter of Peter Schenck*^^ who 
married Rhoda, daugliter of Sam'l Ogborne^**. 

Matthias Golden. 

No. 328.* Matthias Golden, son of Joseph^^S resided near 
upper Shrewsbury River, married Jane Conover, sister to Jacob. 
Their daughter married John Bennet, about 1850. 

'•■■329 omitted by A. T. 

Cornelius Van de Wenter. 
No. 330. Cornelius Van de Wenter. married Patience Van 
Dorn. Children : 

Peter, had daughter Mary, married James Herbert^^^ 
Mary, married Juseph Dorset"^; she died 1799, aged 80. 



12 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Richard Herbert. 
No. 331. Richard Herbert, married Martha, daughter of 
Josepli Dorset^^'. Children : 
Richard^s*. 
James''^^. 
. Thomas. 
Amy, married Thomas Beadle^". 
Betsey^ia. 

James Herbert. 

No. 332. James Herbert, son of Richard^^', married Mary, 
daughter of Peter, son of Cornelius Van de Wenter-^^'^. Children : 

Capt. Joseph Herbert, of Militia about 1810 to '12. 

James Herbert, (living in 1874 aged about 90.) 

Hannah, married Jos. Collins. (See No. 343.) 
Richard Herbert. 

No. 333.* Richard Herbert, son of Richard^", married 
Martha, daughter of Jas. Dorset^^*. Children : 

James, Richard, John, Daniel, Josepli, of Brooklyn ; Samuel, 
Nancy and Martha. 

Joseph Collins. 

No. 3-1:2. Joseph Collins, married Racliel, daughter of Jos. 
Dorset'=^i. Children : 

John^". 

John Collins. 

No. 343.t John Collins, son of Joseph"^ married 1st 

Johnson, sister to Lambert, at Harmony, had daugiiter Betsey. 

Married, 2nd, Betsey, daughter Richard Herbert^*". Children : 

Joseph Collins, drummer in the war of 1812, married Hannah, 
daughter James Herbert'*^''; had son Zebulon and others. 

John. 

Rachel. 

Folly. 

Patty. 

Wilson. 



No. 345.i Wilson, married a daugiiter of James 

Dorset^"^ Their daughter married a Patterson and had son 
Peter Patterson, who had a son James Patterson and lie had two 
daughters, one of whom married James Murray, of N. Y., (bro. 
to Wm. Murray tlie first, of Middletown.) The other married 
Eben. Whitney of N. Y., tlie celebrated watchmaker, who died 
in 1855 or '5H. 

«334-34' ommitted by A, T. 
t344 omitted by A. T. 
t346 omitted by A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 13 

Samuel Ogborne. 

No. 347. Samuel Ogborne, son of John, will dated 1751, mar- 
ried Abigail . Children : 

Mary, married Edward Taylor™. 

John-^«. 

Sarah, married Obadiah Holmes^™. 

Elizabeth, married Humphrey WalP'^*. 

Abigail, married Edward Taylor^", the Stutterer, his first 
wife. 

The last two daughters were yet unmarried on January 25, 
1749. 

John Ogborne. 

No. 348. John Ogborne, son of SamueP^', married Marj^, 
daughter Gershom StilwelF^'^. Children : 

SamueP^'. 

William, whose daughter Lydia married Abm. Tunis, (died 
about 1850) of Tinton Falls, and had son John and several 
daughters. 

Samuel Ogborne. 

No. 349.* Samuel Ogborne, son of John'***, married Nancy 
VanBrackle. Children : 

John. 

Sarah, married 1st, Joseph Dorset*^*; 2nd Oliver SprouP^*. 

Rhoda, married Peter Sehenck*^-. 

Polly, married 1st, Sam'l Bray; 2nd, Stout Holmes^^*; 3rd, 
Major John StilwelP"^, no issue. 

Rachel, married 1st, James Bray; 2nd, Bent. 

Anna, unmarried. 

MOTT.t 
Adam Mott. 
No. 352. Adam Mott, from Cambridge, England, came over 
in 1634 and settled at Hingham, Massachusetts. Died 1661. 

Married first . Children : 

John. 

Adam, born 1622, married his step-sister. Sarah Lott, daughter 
of his step-mother. ('-Adam Mott, a taylor aged 19, came from 
Barbadoes in 1638, to New England.") 

■■'350-351 omitted by A. T. 
-fMarch 4, 1714-15. 

Charles Mott, of Hemsteail, L. I., power of Attorney to his -'trusty and 
lovinu' frieuil" (iershom Mott, oi ^[iddletown, to collect debts, etc. Joseph 
Tavlor, Witness. 

'(iersliom Mott. a General in the Union Army in the Rebellion, son of 
Deacon Wni. Mott, of Trenton. 

Gershom Mott, a prominent whig in the City of N. Y. in ITi 5? A Gershom 
Mott in Trenton, 1790. 



14 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY 



Jonathan. 

Elizabeth, married Edwjird Thurston. 

Mary. 

Married 2nd, Sarah, a widow Lett, and in 1688 removed to 
Rhode Island. Children, by second marriage, born after his 
removal to Rhode Island : 

Eleanor. 

Gersliom^^^. 

There is scarcely a doubt that Gershom removed to Middle- 
town, N. J., about the time that the Holmes' did (1663 or '64), 
perhaps in their company, and is the Gershom^^^ i^rogenitor of 
tlie family in that vicinity; there certainly was a tradition among 
the older Motts in Middletown that gives Adam Mott as their 
progenitor in this country. 

''The old homestead of Adam Mott in Rhode Island, bought 
in 1638, is still in the family; the seventli Adam in succession 
still owning it." (1864) Thurston Genealogy. 

"July, 1617, Adam Maet young man from Graychap married 
Jenne Hulet from Graychap, Buckingham." 
Gershom Mott. 

No. 353.* Gershom Mott, the first of the family in Midletown, 
undoubtedly son of Adam'*^'-, born in Rhode Island after 1638, 
married Sarah, daughter of Jolm and Alice Clayton^^o. Children : 

James'*'^'*. 

Huldah, married Samuel Holmes^"^ 
Jamks Mott. 

No. 356.t James Mott, son of Gershom^^^, married Mary, 
daughter of Obadiah Holmes'". Children : 

James Mott, Esq. Member of Congress, State Treasurer, etc. 
He resided about a mile and a half south of Keyport, died un- 
married about 1826; interred in Presbyterian burying ground at 
Middletown. 

Gershom^^*. 

Huldah, married Joseph Salter*'-. 

John Mott, married Sarah Miller, widow of Sam'l Cornell. 

Mary, married Shore Stevens®'*'. 

Gershom Mott. 

No. 358. J Gershom Mott, son of James''^'', married . 

Had at least one daughter, Mary, married John R. \Villia^ns=*'*^ 
of Detroit. 



*354-355 omitted by A. T. 
t357 omitted by A. T. 
+359" 361 omitted by A. T. 



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Joseph Dorset Bkdle. 
No. 317. + Joseph Dorset Bedle, LL. D., born Jan. 5, ly.Sl, died 
Oct. 21, 1894, admitted to the bar 1853, Associate Justice of the 
Supreme Court, I860, Governor of New Jersey, 1875-1878; married 
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born March 31, 1842. Children : 

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1873, at Sheffield, England, Lilian Hutton, born Oct 6, 1865, 
daughter of James Edwin Hutton. 

2. Joseph Dorset, born Feb. 18, 1864, married June 20, 1885, 
Fanny D. Ege, born August 31, 1864, daughter of Horatio N. Ege. 

3. Thomas Francis, born Aug. 1, 1865, married Jan. 25, 1899, 
Marrie Parker, born April 21st, 1882, daughter of William C. 
Parker. 

4. Althea Eandolph, born April 18, 1871, married Oct. 14, 
1881, Adolphe Eusch,born October 21st, 1862, son of Adolph Euscli. 

5. Mary Howell, born Feb, 3, 1873, died Sept. 17, 1883. 

6. Eandolph, born Jan. 3, 1875. 

John E. Williams. 
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I, Ferdin«»nd. 
II. Elizabeth, married John Winder. 
III. Theodore, married Hall. 

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tOmi+tecl from its regular order. 
i:-5r>M.:?r,4 omitted by A. T. 



i6 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

IV. Gershom M., married Emily Strong. 
V. Tliomas, Brig. Gen. in Union Army, killed at Baton 
Rouge, 1862. 

VI. John C. 
VII. Mary, married first Dr. Smart; second Capt. Mc- 
Kinstry, U. S. N. 

VIII. James Mott. 
IX. John C. Devereau, married daughter of Gen. Mc. 
Comb, U. S. A. 

John and Alice Clayton. 
No. 365. John and Alice Clayton, temp. 1673; their daughter 
Sarah married Gershom Motf^^ and probably their daughter 
Mary married .Joseph Taylor'*. 

Gershom Stilwell. 
No. 366. Gershom Stilwell, born 1683, died 1752, married 
Elizabeth Grover, probably daughter of James Grover, Jr^-*. 
(1685-1763). Children : John^s", born 1718. Mary, born 1719, 
married John Ogborn''^^ Hannah, born 1720. William, born 
1722. 

John Stilwell. 

No. 367. John Stilwell. son of Gershom'^'^^ born 1718, died 
1800, married Nancy, daughter of Garret WalP'-*. Children : 
Garret/'^^ born 1757, General. 

William, born 1767, married Elizabeth Batchelder-''^ 
Caleb, born 1772, settled in Orleans Co., N. Y., had family. 
Elizabeth, born 1755, married Samuel Dorset. 
John^ss, i-,orn 1722. 

Catharine, born 1765, married Elias Golden'"". 
Gen. Garret Stilwell. 

No. 368. Gen. Garret Stilwell, N. J. M., son of John="'', 
married Lydia, daughter of Samuel Holmesi**', and had several 
daughters, who left no family. One daughter, Lydia, was living 
about 1877, unmarried, aged 83. 

John Stilwell. 

No. 369. John Stillwell, son of • John''^', born 1757, married 
Pamela, daughter of Samuel' Holmes"^'. Cliildren : Samuel, 
iiatter at Middletown Point, Holmes and others. 

Thomas Stilwell. 

No. 370. Thomas Stilwell, married Alice, daughter of John 
Throckmorton. Children : Thomas, John and Riciiard, who 
removed over from Gravesend 1664 or 5. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 17 

John O. Stilwei.i.. 

No. 371. John O. Stilwell, son of Obadiah, son of John, 
married Mary, daughter of John Schenck*"-'. Children : 

John, married Frances, daughter of Francis Murphy ?]sq. 
Obadiah, married Mary Jane, daughter of John Longstreet*«''. 
John Stilwell. 

No. 372. John Stilwell, son of Thomas^'", born 1739, died 
1805, married Mercy Burrovves. Children : 

Rebecca, widow, married Capt. Moses Shepherd. 

Anna, widow, married Mount. 

Joseph^'S married (Mary) Ogborn. 

Joseph Stilwell. 

No. 372 A. Joseph Stilwell, son of John, Sheriff, Staten 
Island, son of Ricliard, son of Nicholas the 'Come over,' moved to 
Middletown and settled at Garret's Hill, died 1760. Married 
Sarah . Had at least one child, John'''^. 

John Stilwell. 

No. 373. John Stilwell, of Garrets Hill, son of Joseph''"-A. 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Jolin Watson"**. Children : 
Elizabeth, married Richard Applegate^**^. 
John, resided in N. Y. 
William, unmarried. 

Joseph Stilwell, Esq. 

No. 374. Joseph Stilwell, Esq., son of John^" and Mercy, 
married (Mary) Ogborn, daughter of Samuel. Children : 

John^■^ Major. 

Dr. William, of N. Y., married Hannah, daughter of Major 
Seabrook^'^^; had Dr. Wul Eldgar, died N. Y. about 1871. 

Ann, married Daniel Manning, brother of Doctor Stephen 
Manning^^". 

Major John Stilwell. 

No. 375.* Major John Stilwell, son of Joseph^'*, Esq., born 
1762, died 1828, married first Rachel Burrowes. Children : 

Joseph, unmarried, died 1861, aged 78. 

Deborah, married Joseph Smith, his first wife. 

Mary, married Roelyf Schenck, had Prof. John Stilwell 
Schenck, M. D. 

Married second, Polly, daughter of Samuel Ogborn2^^ iier 
third marriage. No issue. 

"8T()-3SU omittt'.l by A. T. 



i8 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

John Hunt. 
No. 381. John Hunt, from Devonshire, England, settled at 
Hopedale, N. J. He had a son Wilson, who married Susan 
Price; they had : 

I. Elizabeth, married Jonathan Stout'^". 

II. James, who married and had son Wilson, who married 
Mary, daughter of Geo. Taylor*^ and had among other children 
Tiiomas Hunt, Wilson G. Hunt, merchants in N. Y., 1830 to 1870. 

Daniel Seabrook. 

No. 382. Daniel Seabrook. died 1750 (had brother Thomas, 
about 1755) had a son Thomas, Major^^s^ ^nd had Thomas Sea- 
brook of Shoal Harbor, who married Anna Longstreet, daughter 
of Aaron*™. Children : Aaron, died 1872; Henry H., died 1872; 
Ellen, married Wm. Applegate^"^; Lydia, burned to death in 1877. 
Ma-ior Thomas Seabrook. 

No. 383. Major Thomas Seabrook had daughter Mary, who 
married Geo. Crawford-*^', Merchant, Middletown, his first wife. 
Their daughter Catharine niarried Edward Burrowes-^^ Major 
Seabrook had also a daughter Hannah, who married Dr. Wm. 
Stilwell, of New York. They had a daughter Julia and a son 
Wm. Edsar, who died about 1871. 

Thomas Morford. 

No. 386.* Thomas Morford came over from Elngland and 
settled at Colts Neck. Children: Catharine, married Edward 
Taylor""'; John and Thomas'**'. 

Thomas Morford. 

No. 387. Thomas Morford, son of Thomas^*", married first 
Mary, daughter of Garret WalP^*. Children : 

Garret='^9. 

John. 

Sarah. 

Married second Sarah Stilwell, daughter of Jeremiah Stilwell. 
Cliildren : 

Thomas='^^ 
/ Mary. 

Married third Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Durdge"*. 
Children : 

Catharine, married Chas. Gordon, Esq. Their daughter 
Hannah married Judge Jehu Patterson^'-'; anotlierdaughter,Mary. 
married James P. Allen and had Capt. Robert Allen, died 1874. 
Thomas Morford. 

No. 388. Thomas Morford, son of Thomas-^^", married a 

«:W4-8Sr> omitted bv A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 19 

Taylor. Children : William-"'*, Chanceville; Thomas, Garret, 
and perhaps others. 

Garret Morford. 
No. 389. Garret Morford, son of Thomas^8\ married Rebecca, 
daughter of Edward Taylor"*. Children: Thomas-^'"', George. 

Thomas Morford. 

No. 390. Thomas Morford, son of Garret'*™, married first 
Sally, daughter of Jos. Taylor^', and had George^**'. 

Married second, Esther, daughter of Josiah Holmes-"', and 
had Garret''^-, Thomas, Samuel and Hannah. 1 

George T. Morford. 

No. 391. George T. Morford, Red Bank, son of Thomas""", 

married a daughter of Wardell. (She was sister to Ben. 

Warden, of Long Branch, and Robert W., of N. Y.) Children : 

Thomas, Red Banlv. 

Joseph Wardell. 

John A., Long Branch, married a daughter of Tylie Conover. 

Caroline. 

Jane. 

Julia. 

Garret. 

Charlotte. 

Garret Morford. 

No. 392.* Garret Morford, Red Bank, son of Thomas^"", died 
1865, married Catharine, daugliter of Ti;nothy White. Children : 
Hannah, married James McCausland, his second marriage. 
Elizabeth, married W. H. Grant; Annie, Thomas and Samuel. 

William Morford. 

No. 394. t William Morford, weaver and farmer, lived near 
Chanceville, son of Thomas'***^ born Feb. 15, 1764, died Dec. 11, 1827, 
married Lydia Stout, born 1768, died 1850. Childi'en : 

1. John Morford, born Feb. 11, 1789, died Jan. 16, 1826, 
married Apr. 80, 1816, Ann Hulch Hart. 

2. Joseph Morford, born Oct. 31, 1791, died Sept 11, 1818. 

3. Jesse Morford, born Aug. 4, 1792, died Jan. 16, 1816. 

4. William Morford, born Sept. 24, 1794, died Feb. 22. 1796. 

5. William Morford, 2nd, born Sept. 23, 1796, died Apr. 28, 
1868, married, first, Elizabeth Willett, Dec. 30, 1818, second, 
Johanna Johnson Oct. 9, 1836. 

6. Lydia Morford, born Sept. 2, 1798, died Jan 15. 1877, 

*a93 omitted by A. T. 

tKevisefl by C. B. Parsons. Esri.. of Red Bank. 



20 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

married June 3, 1823, John G. Taylor'-. 

7. Mary Morford, born Dec. 16, 1800, died Mar. 23, 1875, 
married Mar, 28, 1829, Walter Chamberlain Parsons. 

8. Sarah Morford, born Dec. 18th, 1802, died Sept. 18, 1883, 
married Jan. 2, 1828, James Grover Taylor". 

9. Thomas Morford, born Mar. 22, 1805, died Dec. 31, 1862. 
Married, first, Lydia Tilton Jan. 27, 1829; second Caroline Cook, 
Feb. 26, 1849. 

10. Charles Morford, born Mar. 25, 1807, died June 7, 1874. 
Married Sept. 25, 1832, Susan Herbert. 

11. Lucy Ann Morford, born June 24, 1809, died Jan. 3, 1892. 
Married Dec, 18, 1833, to James J. Taylor. 

12. Elias Morford, born July 6, 1811, died Aug. 7, 1877. 
Married first, Nov. 3, 1831, Frances Taylor; second, Louisa 
Carhart, June, 1869. 

William Bainbridge. 
No. 402. William Bainbridge, Commodore in the United 
States Navy. His childhood and school daj's were passed with 
his maternal grandfather, John Taylor^i, Esq., at Middletown, 
N.J. He was born in 1774 and at the age of fifteen began sea 
life on board a merchant vessel sailing from Philadelphia and 
seven years later was in command. In 1798 he received a com- 
mission as Lieutenant in tlie Navy and was rapidly promoted. 
His later record from 1804 on may be found in all the histories. 
He died at Philadelph.ia, July 28th. 1833. I have no account of 
his marriage except that it was in the West Indies. 
Doctor Absalom Bainbridge. 

No. 403, Doctor Absalom Bainbridge was fiftli in descent 
from Sir Arthur Bainbridge of County Durham, Eng. He was a 
physician of distinction and practiced in the early part of his 
life in the town of Princeton, N. J,, whence he removed to the 
City of New York about the commencement of the Bevolutionary 
War. He died there in 1807. He was a Loyalist and his prop«^rty 
was confiscated. He married Mary, daughter of Jolin Taylor-'', 
Esq. Children : 

William^°^ a distinguished officer in the U. S. Navy, born 
May 7, 1774. 

Joseph*"*, a Captain in tlie Navy. 

John T, 

Mary, married Doct. McLean, professor in Princeton College. 
President John McLean their son. 

Captain Joseph Bainbridge, 

No. 404. Captain Josei)h Bainbridge. son of Absalom*"^ 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 21 

married Charlotte, daughter of John Bowne, brother of Obadiali"'\ 
Their daughter, Charlotte, married Samuel S. Taylor, of New 
Brunswick, brotlier of I. Nelson Taylor, Lawyer. 
William Bowne. 

No, 405. William Bowne, from England, settled in Massa- 
chusetts; thence came with his son John^"" in 1045 to Gravesend, 
Long Island. Tliey were parties in the "Monmouth patent," in 
1665, and removed to and settled in Middletown, N. J., in that 
year. He died in 1677. Children : 

John««. 

James, married 1665, Mary Stout; was of Portland point, 1667, 
a Deputy 1667. 

Andrew, a merchant in N. Y. 

John Bown?:. 

No. 406. John Bowne, son of William*"', died 1684. He 
accompanied his father from Gravesend, and was one of the 
grantors, under the "Monmouth Patent" April 8, 1665, and 28th 

May, 1672, married Lydia . He was a Merchant and Captain. 

Children : 

John*"", born 1664, no issue, died about 1716. 

Obadiah, 1666, eldest brother and heir at law to John*"", had 
daughter Lydia, who married John Pintard'"*', also had son John, 
his heir at law. 

Deborah, 1668. 

Sarah, 1669, married Richard Saltar*i". 

Catharine, widow of Wm. Hartshorne, son of Richard the 
first. 

John Bowne. 

No. 407. John Bowne, son of John*"«, born 1664, died 1716, 

married Frances . No cliildren. Bequeathed his estate to 

his widow and to his sister Sarah Saltar*i", to Gershom Mott for 
his children, and to his brothers Obadiah Bowne and Rich. 
Saltar and to Wm. Hartshorne's three eldest children. He was 
a Merchant and called "Captain." 

Obadiah Bowne. 

No. 408. Obadiah Bowne, son of Obadiah and Ann, was a 
merchant in New York in the dry goods business, first at No. 7 
afterwards at No. 23 William Street, with his brother Andrew, 
under firm of O. & A. Bowne & Co.; Edw. Taylor^" was the "Co." 
On the death of Andrew, 1804, the firm was dissolved and Obadiah 
retired to a farm on the north shore of Staten Island. He died 
between 1820 and 1825. He married Jan. 18, 1780. Elizabeth, 
daughter of Zaccheus Yan Dyke. Children : 

I. Ann, married Capt. Edmund Kearny, of Key Grove 



22 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

(Key Port) who died 1822.* 

II. John, unmarried, no issue. 

III. Catharine, married her cousin Andrew Bowne, son of 
John, brotlier to lier father, and had one son, Obadiah Bowne of 
Staten Island, died April, 1874. 

James Bowne. 

No. 4O8I2. James Bowne, son of , was at one time Clerk 

of Representatives, married Margaret (born 1704) daughter of 

Michael Newbold, and Rachel, daughter of , and Ann 

Clayton, born 1677 (married 1697) and had daughter Rachel, who 
married John WalP^^, born 1723. 

Judge John Lloyd. 

No. 409. Judge John Lloyd, of Imlaystown, son of Thomas, 
married first (Sept. 8, 1768) Sarah, daughter of Garret Conover^'-', 
she died Sept. 8, 1773. Children : 

Mary, born Oct. 17, 1772, married John Hendrickson, of 
Middle town. 

Nelly, married first, R. VanderVeer, had John L. and David ; 
second, Charles DuBois, had Eleanor, who married William H. 
Hendrickson; third Enoch Cowart, had family. 

Married second (March 1776) Anna Longstreet, daughter of 
John*5», she died Sept. 22, 1791. Children : 

Sarah, married Capt. Edward Taylor". 

Clemence, married Benj. Stephens''^^ who became a merchant 
in N. Y. and acquired great wealth. He had several sons and 
daughters. John L. Stephens the celebrated traveller was their 
son. He died 1852, aged 47. 

Helen, married Ridge way. 

Married third Elizabeth Brown (widow of Swaim) and 

had one daughter, Anna, who married David Ivins. 

Judge Lloyd in early life was in humble circumstances; was 
a shoe maker; "whipped the cat"— working around in farmers 
houses. In the Revolutionary war lie got contracts for beef 
for the troops, made money, got rich and became prominent 
after the war. He was at one timt^ in the Revolutionary war 
"Assistant C-ommissary of supplies." 

Richard Salt ah. 

No. 410. Ricliard Saltar,-!- Judge about 1722, married Sarah, 
daughter John Bowne*"^, sister to Obadiah Bowne'.s^ns wife, 
(about 1718) and had children : Richard"', Joseph*''. 

■»K(-v (irove EHtnt^^ 7S() iKTes, Hold 1S29. f^O.OOO. .ImiU's K. dic.l ISll, 
ii^ed '>r. ('apt. Keaniy cfilled hiw place "Key" (Jrove in honor of the iUithor ol' 
the "Star Spanjfled Buniier." , .. , 

t"Riehavd Saltar, ji fnctioUK nnd HcditioiiH jierson, say "several ol the 
TropiMetors"— 1 7(10. 

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Richard Sai-,tar, Jr. 
No. 411. Richard Saltar, Jr., son of Judge Richard*'", born 
1699, married Hannah Lawrence, daughter of Elisha and Lucy 
Stout. She was born lfi96, died 1757. Children : 
II. Sarah, married Robert Hartshorne. 

III. Richard, born 1725, died 1745. 

IV. Elisha, born 1727. died 1756. 

V. Lucy, married John Hartshorne. 
VII. John. 
VIII. Lawrence. 

IX. Elizabeth, born 1789, married Esech Hartshorne. had 
sou Richard Saltar Hartshorne; also daughter Hannah, who 
married first, Thos. Ustick; second, Jacob Corlies, a merchant at 
Shrewsbury. She died without issue July, 1869. 
Joseph Saltar. 

No. 412. Joseph Saltar, son of Judge Richard"", born , 

married first, Sally, daughter of Samuel Holmes''^ Ciilldren : 

William, resided at Utica, N. Y., was many years an officer 
in the branch of the U. S. Bank at Utica; his daughter married 

Mappie. 

Married second, Huldah, daughter James Mott/'^'^. Children : 
Richard, had son Joseph, who lived at Red Bank. 
Sarah, Betsey, Peggy, three old ladies, unmarried, resided 
with their uncle, James Mott, Jr.,='»6 until his death and after- 
wards at Shrewsbury. Died about 1845 to '50. 

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24 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Hannah, unmarried. 

Rachel, married Cline, at Atsion, and had Josepli and 

Fanny, (who resided with her aunts at Shrewsbury about 1845.) 
Judge Jehu Pattp:kson. 

No. 412>2. Judge Jehu Patterson, married Hannah, daughter 
Charles Gordon''". Children : 

James^'^ 

Dr. Charles G., married Catharine Wainwright and had son 
Henry Clay, a resident of Philadelphia; daughter Blanche, 
married Henry Morford, son of William Morford, Esq., Chance- 
ville, son of Wm. Morford^^^; daughter Sarah, married Wm. 
Edgar Hendrickson. 

Ann, married Wm. Applegate^*"*. 

Rebecca, married James, son of George Cooper. 

Other daughters, unmarried. 

James Patterson. 

No. 418.* James Patterson, son of Jehu"-, born , died 

1866. Married first, Deborali, daughter of Samuel Trafford, and 
had children. 

Married second, Lydia, daughter of John Hopping. She died 
January, 1874. Children : 

John H. 

Rebecca, married first, Thomas Field, son of Thomas S.-'*'; 
second, Wm. Henry Hendrickson, his second marriage. 

Mary Emma, married Joseph T. Burrowes-^\ 
Chryneyonce Van Mater. 

No. 415. Chryneyonce Van Mater, son of Josepli, wlio 

married Schenck, (Joseph also had son Rulif, who had 

daughter Eleanor, who married Rev. John Cross,) born , 

married Huldah, daughter of Obadiah Holmes''". Children : 

Joseph H., a celebrated horse racer, about 1825, married 
Ann, daughter of Aaron Van Mater. 

Holmes"'^. 

Mary, married Wm. Lloyd^"'. 

Rhoda, married Daniel Holmes, Sheriff, son of John S.'*^ 

Catharine, married Joseph, son of Chryneyoncei- and Nelly 
Van Mater. 

Holmes Van Mater. 

No. 416. i Holmes Van Mater, son of Chryneyonce""*, son of 
Joseph, born 1790, died 1874, Oct. or Nov., married Micah, 
daughter of Gilbert Van Mater, of Newtown, L. 1. Children : 

•*41+ oinittPfl by A. T. 

tA Clirvneyonce Van Muter m.-iri-icd Nelly Sclii'iifk, |iriib;il)ly <l.nmliTei- <>( 
Hoeliff, will in flispute in ITfJi). 
J417 nniittfil by A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 25 

Gilbert H"«. 

Daniel H., widow Fanny Dennis.* 

Catharine, widow Jesse A. Dennis.* 

William. 

Augustus. 

Joseph H., died May, 1874. 

Margaret. 

Gilbert H. Van Mater. 

No. 418. Gilbert H. Van Mater, son of Holmes^'", born . 

married Sarah, daughter of Jolin H. Holmes, son of John S^**''. 
Elias Hubbard. 

No. 419. t Elias Hubbard, Flat Lands, L. I., born 1776, died 
1863, married Huldah. daughter of Col. Asher Holmes'"'*. 
Children : 

I. Ellen, married Nicholas Van Brant. 
II. Sarah, married Garret P. Conover**'. He died 187H. 

III. Margaret, married Peter P. Conover^*'. 

Several other sons and daughters. 

James Ericson. 

No. 422. t James Ericson, Nutswamp, son of Thomas, a lineal 
descendant of Erie Ericson, one of the first Swedes who settled 
on the Delaware, and who was said to be descended from Eric, 
an early King of Sweden; married Abigail, daughter of Edward 
Taylor", and had daughter Susan, who married George Field'"'*, 
and had son James D. Ericson. 

James Ashtox. 

No. 426. James Ashton was one of the early grantees of 
Middletown, 1672, and took lands, 347 acres in 1670. He married 
probably at Providence, Deliverance, daughter of John Throck- 
morton*^\ and probably had son James*^". 

James Ashton and Thomas Ashton. brothers, were at 
Providence 1639. After 1666, James^'^" moved to New Jersey. 

James Ashton. 

No. 427. James Ashton, undoubtedly son of James*-'', born 
, married , had children. 

John"*, lately deceased in 1740. 

James, died before 1740. 

Mary, died before 1740. 

Probably Alice, (born 1671, died 1716) married Obadiah 
Holmes''-. 

*Their sister, Theodosia Deuni-s, married in IS.5.5, Kev. Harry Fineli, of 
Shrewsbury, liis second wife: liad son Rodney (J. B Fincli. 
t420-321 omitted by A. T. 
U-2-^-42r, omitted by A. T. 



26 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Probably Rebecca, married David Stout'^^. 

Probably Elizabeth, born 1722, married Joseph Taylor^'. 

The first wife of Jonathan Holmes'" was an Ashton. 
John Ashton. 

No. 428.* John Ashton, of L'^pper Freehold, son of James"', 
lately deceased in 1740, married probably Catharine, daughter of 
Wm. Taylori'. Children : 

Hannah, married Job Throckmorton about 1740. 

Martha, married David Taylor^". 

It is said that the Ashtons moved to Kentucky. They are 
difficult to trace. 

John Thkockmokton. 

No. 482.t John Throckmorton, came over from England in 
1631 (in the Lion from Bristol) in company with Roger Williams 
and settled in Salem. He and his wife were excommunicated 
from the Church at the same time with Williams. Tliey follow- 
ed him to Providence, probably in 1686, where they were living 
in 1655 and 1666. After last date he removed to Middletown, 
N. J., where he died before 1687. Children : 

Patience, who married John Coggeshall and died in 
Providence 1655. 

John«*. 

Job««. 

Deliverance, married probably at Providence, James 
Ash ton «6. 

There was also a Joseph. 

John Throckmorton. 

No. 434.; John Throckmorton, son of John^''-, born probably 
about 1650. This John was deceased in 1746. He was a represen- 
tative in Assembly, 1675. liought propriety, 1685. Cliildren : 

Sarah, born Dec. 11, 1705, died Oct. 1, 1767, married Moses 
Lippitt, (Cooper) had son John Lippitt, who conveyed property 
and rights to Edward Taylor-'" in 1750. 

Patience, married first, Hugh Coward, of N. Y.. mariner; 
married second, Lake, of Staten Island, in 1725. 

Deliverance, no issue. 

Probably Rebeccn, married John Stihvell, Staten Island, 
High Sheriff, son of Richard, son of Miciiael, the first man. 

Else (Alice) was living in 1708, died before 1714, married 
April 9, 1703, Thomas Stilwell, had sons Thomas Stihvell, Jr., 
John Stilwell, about 1791. (Tiios. Stilwell, Sr., second wife 
probably Hannali, daughter of Ed. TayL)r, immigrant.) 

"+1'9-481 oinitteil by A. T. 
t4H3 omitted by A. T. 
$4:55 ()iiiHt('<l bv A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 27 

Job Throckmorton. 
No. 436.* Job Throckmorton, son of John'"-, had children : 

John, married Mary . 

Job. 

James. 

Samuel. 

He took lands in 1670 at "Leonard", Middletown, and after- 
wards removed to Coltsneck. 

John Throckmorton^3+^ Judtje in 178cS, about 16S()-I74(), had 
died 1740. 

Robert Turner, one of the twelve Proprietors of East Jersey, 
sold 20 July, 1685, by deed of lease and release for 375 pounds 
Pennsylvania Currency, one 48th undivided part of the province 
of East Jersey to John Throckmorton^^*, of Middletown ; it being 
one-half of said Turner's one-half of Thomas Rudyard's undivid- 
ed one-twelfth of the province, conveyed by Rudyard to Turner, 
1682, and Dec. 4, 1685, said Thrcjckmorton, associated with him in 
the said proprietorship, and conveyed to them, viz : 

To James Ashton, Job Tiirockmorton, Joseph Throckmorton, 
James Bowne, Joseph Grover, Lidia Bowne and Edward Smith, 
each, I-IO of his 1-48, and to Benjamin Bardon, John Sinitb, John 
Stout and Jonathan Holmes, ■;• each, 1-20 of his 1-48 undivided 
proprietorship as aforesaid, leaving him 1-10 of 1-48 of East 
Jersey. 

In consideration of the foregoing purchase by Jolin Throck- 
morton*''* and his associates, 'The Proprietors" on the 25th of 
June, 1688, granted and released to the said John Throckmorton*''*, 
480 acres "out of the late purchase at Crosswicks in Monmouth 
Co.," "beginning at a walnut tree standing on the South side of 
the Burlington Path." etc. 

April 20, 17(.'8, Moses Lipnitt (Cocper) and Sarah his wife; 
Thomas Stilwell and Alice his wife, quitclaimed and released to 
Hugh Coward,; of the City of N. ¥., mariner, and Patience his 
wife, and Deliverance Throckmorton, of Middletown, the above 
480 acres together with other lands, etc. (See No. 434. ) 

-487-446 omittefl by A. T. 

tMust have been No. 111. .Jcihii T.-iyhir-'- iiwiied certain "in-uiji-ietary 
rights" which probably came to him l)y his wife Mary, daugliter of Samuel 
HolmesiTJ, o-ranrlson of No. 1 71. Ed w. Taylor^ bought two 1-;^ of .John Throck- 
mnrtim's share. 

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28 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

SCHENCK. 

This family is said to have derived its name from Edgar De 
Schenehen, chief butler to Charlemagne; who, ahout A. D. 798, 
granted to Edgar a title of nobility, and assigned him a Coat of 
Arms. 

Families of this name have been long in Holland, and some 
individuals of it have been distinguished in that nation's history. 

The probability is that those of the name in North America 
are descendants of Sir Martin Schenck, who was active in the 
revolution in Holland, and was drowned in 1589. He was a man 
of great eminence, and his memory is held in the highest venera- 
tion. 

Two brothers, John ani Roeloff, sons of a Martin Schenck. 
emigrated from Holland in 1650 and settled at Flatlands, on 
Long Island. Roeloff, in liis day, was a leading man on the 
Island. He died in 1705, leaving three sons, Martin, John and 
Garret. John and Garret, in 1697, removed to Monmouth County, 
New Jersey, and settled in Pleasant Valley (township of Middle- 
town, some six miles south-westerly from the ancient village 
of that name.) 

Garret was one of the first Deacons of the Reformed Dutch 
Church of Freehold, organized in 1709. He accumulated a hand- 
some estate, and died in 1745. 

Captain John Schenck"" was a grandson of Garret, and an 
active and gallant officer in the Revolutionary War. 

Captain John Schenck. ' 

No. 446.* Captain John Schenck, of the Revolutionary 
Army, son of Garret, son of Garret, son of Roeloff from Holland, 
born August 28, 1745, died in 1884. His mother was Jeannetie, 
daughter of Wm. Couvenhoven. Children : 

Col. John. 

De Lafayette«8. 

De LaFayette Schenck. 

No. 448.i- De Lafayette Schenck, seventh son of Capt. 
John"«, born May 27, 1781, died Sept. 11, 1862. He settled in 
early life at Middletown Point. Removed in his later years to 
Keyport, where he continued to reside until liis death. He ac- 
quired a large estate. Married Nelly, daugliter of Garret G. 
Conover**'^ Ciiildren : 

"447 omitted by A. T. 
■|-44!> omitted l)y .\. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 29 

Garret C. Rev.*^" 
LaFayette. 
Alfred A. 

Rev. Garret C. Sohenck. 

No. 450. Rev. Garret C. Schenck, son of De LaFayette^^ 

born , married first, Sarali Ann, daughter Wm. Henry 

Hendriel<son. Issue, LaFayette. 

Married second, but I have no record. 

John Schenok. 

No. 451. John Schenck, son of . He was cousin to 

Captain John Schenck"". Children : 

Daniel (Captain). 

Peter«-'. 

Mary, married John O. StilwelP'Slivednext west of Bethany, 
and whose sons, Obadiah and John, own the "old Dorset Home- 
stead'^"," 

Chryneyonce. 

John*-^^, married Schenck. 

Peter Schenck. 

No. 452. Peter Schenck, son of John*^', born . married 

Rhoda, daughter of Samuel Ogborn^*®. Children : 
Maria, married Joseph I. Dorset"^. 
Catharine, married John Golden-^^'. 
John Peter. 

John Schanck. 

No. 453.* John Schanck, son of John*'', married 

Schanck. Children : 

Obadiali, married Nelly Longstreet, (perhaps daugliter of 
Henry*"') had Aaron, moved to Ohio and had Rev. Noah H., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., about 1S72. 

John LonctSTREET. 

No. 459. John Longstreet, son of . married . 

Children : 
Aaron*"". 
Anna, married Judge Lloyd*"". 

Aaron Longstreet. 

No. 460. Aaron Longstreet, son of John♦^^ married . 

Children : 

*454-4r)S omitted by A. T. 



30 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Hendrick*'". 

Lydia. married Barnes B. Smock*'". 

Anna, married Tliomas Seabrook^*^ 

John*«^. 

HeNDRICK LONdSTREKT. 

No. 461.* Hendrick Longstreet, son of Aaron*"", born , 

married Mary, daughter of Joseph Holmes. Children : 

Aaron, married Catharine, daughter of Wm. Lloyd and Polly 
(daughter of Chryneyonee Van Mater*'\ ) 

Holmes, married Huldah, daughter of Daniel Holmes"'\ 
Sheriff. 

John Henry, married , daughter of Jacob Taylor. 

Jonathan. 

Eleanor, widow, perhaps of Aaron Sclienck*^^ 

Lydia, married Daniel, son of Chryneyonee Schenck. 

Emeline, married Hendrick H., son of Barnes B. Smock*"". 

Ann, no issue. 

John Longstreet. 

No. 468+ John Longstreet, son of Aaron*™, born , married 

Eliza, daughter of John Stoutenborough. Children : 

Hendrick, married Ann, daughter of John A. Taylor™. 

John, married first, Eleanor, second, Sarah, both daughters 
of Garret D. Hendrickson. 

Catharine Ann. 

Williampie. 

Mary Jane, married Obadiah, son of John O. StilwelP''. 

Caroline. 

Elizabeth. 

William. 

Aaron. 



'>A:(V2 omitted by A. T. 
^■4fi4-46S omitted l).v A. T 



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A Genealogy ol the Taylor F;imily - 1,7, 15, 23 
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Copyright, 1905, by Hiram E. Deats. 

A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 

By tlie late ASHER TAYLOR, of Middletown and Jersey City. 

Edited bv Hiram E. Deats. 
{Continued from Vol. lo, No. 4.) 

JoHANNus Smack. 

No, 469. Johannus Smack (Squire), son of Barnes*", 
(modernized, Jolin Smock) born Sept. 5. 1727. died ISll, ap:ed s;5; 
married first, Femmentjie Teunnissen (died 1778). Cliildren : 

Barent I., born 1756, died 1S3-1. 

Neltjie, born 1771, married Ijon<iStreet. 

Hannah, born 17.59, married Teunnissen. 

Rebecca, born 1757, died 1824, married Teunnissen. 

Married second, Saraii Srilwejl, widow of John Tunis, no 
issue. 

Married tiiird, (1795) Hannah Sliepherd. no issue. 

J^AHNE.s H Smock. 

No. 470. Barnes B. Smock, sou of Barn-^*''. (orig-inal Dutch, 

Barent Smack) born . uuirried Lydia. daugliter of Aaron 

Longstreet*"". Children : 

Aaron, married a daugliter of Elias VauderVeer. son of 
Cornelius. 

William H.. married Emeline, daughter of Hendrich Long- 
street'*''i. 

Eleanor, married Jacob H. Conover*"". 

Lydia. died 1870, married Joiin, son of Logan Bennet^"". 

Williampie, no issue 

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2 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Barnes Smock. 

No. 471. Barnes Smock, (Colonel) son of Barnes*'^ born . 

married Nelly, daughter of Cornelius Conover. Children : 

Barnes b'^'". 

Cornelius, 

Barnes Smock. 

No. 472,* Barnes Smock, son of , removed from Long 

Island to Middletown, N. J., born , married Haiinah Luyster, 

daughter of Cornelius, of Newtown, L. I., son of Peter Cornelius, 
the emigrant from Holland in 1656. Children : 

Johannes**" (Squire). 

Colonel Barnes*". 

Hendricli, no issue. 

Cornelius, no issue. 

Garret Conover. 

No, 475. Garret Conover, had children : 

Anna, married Isaac Van Dorn, Middletown; had son Garret, 
who married his cousin Williampie, daughter of Hendricli 
Conover*'". 

Sarah, married Judge John Lloyd*"". 

Jacob, (Farm) married Polly Schanck. 

Hendrick*"*, 

Daniel*^. 

Henbrick Conover. 

No. 476. Hendrick Conover, son of Garret*", had children : 

Jacob H*". 

Peter'**'. 

Williampie, died 1874, married lier cousin Garret, son of 
Isaac Van Dorn*", no issue. 

Jacob H. Conover. 

No. 477. Jacob H. Conover, son of Hendrick*'", born , 

married Eleanor, died 1874, daughter of Barnes B. Smock*'". 
C'hildren : 

Henry H., married Elizabeth, daughter of Thos. E. Combs, 
Red Bank ; had daughters Eleanor, Elizabeth and a son. 

Azariah, married Emiline, daughter of Thomas Sherman; 
succeeded to the Garret Van Dorn*"* farm, Middletown. 

Mary, married John J. Taylor'". 

Lydia, married John, son of Logan Bennet'"". She died April. 
1870, leaving a family. 

Daniel Conover. 

No. 478. Daniel Conover, son of Garret*'*, had a son, and also 
a daughter Eleanor, who married John I., son of John G. Taylor'-. 

»47H-+74 omitted by A. T. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 3 

Tunis Conovek. 

No. 479. Tunis Conover, son of , horn . inarried 

, children : 

Mary, married John G. Tayhir'", his first wife. 
Elizabeth, married John G. Taylor'", his second wife. 

Jacob Conovek. 

No. 480. Jacob Conover, of Slioal Harbor, son of Jacob (and 
Sarah Suydam sister to Rinier Suydani) son of Jacol), son of 

Jacob, born , married Mary, dauf^hter of Joseph Dorset''"', 

born April 15, 1774, died 1849. Children : 

Joseph, born April 11, 1799, no issue. 

William, unmarried. 

Jacob, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Stout, died 187:5. 

Hannah, married Samuel Tilton-^^, iiad family; she died 1868. 
He died 1866, leaving- cliildren. Richard C, killed in the great 
Rebellion, William, and others. 

Peter Conovek. 

No. 481. Peter Conover, son of Hendrick^'", born , married 

• , had children : 

Garret P., died Marcli, 1873, married Sarali. daughter of 
Elias Hubbard*'9. 

Peter P., married (his second wife) Margaret, daughter of 
Elias Hubbard^'9. 

Hendrick, married Mary, daughter of Samuel Holmes''-', had 
Asher Holmes Conover. 

Garket G. Conovek. 

No. 482.* Garret G. Conover, son of , born , married 

, had children : 

Nelly, married DeLaFayette Sehenck*^^ 
Peter***, married Charlotte Lyell-"*». 

Peter Conover. 

No. 484. Peter Conover, son of Garret**-, born , married 

Charlotte, daughter of John LyelF^". Children : 
John Lyell Conover**\ 

John Lyeli. Conover. 
No. 485.'i- John Lyell Conover, son of Peter**", married Abby 
Bishop, and had children. 

Shepherd. 

No. 496. Shepherd, liad children : 

Moses**". 

*48.H omitted by A. T. 
t48G-495 omitted by A. T. 



4 • TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Sarah ("old Aunt Sally Shepherd"). 

Catharine, married Richard Crawford-*-. 

Hannali, married John Smock*''^, his third wife. 
Capt. Moses Shephrrd. 

No. 497. Capt. Moses Shepherd, married a sister of Josepli 
Stilwell, Esq. Children : 

Rebecca, married Thomas Field^"*. 

Thomas, Esq., of Middletown, married Helena, daughter of 
Abraham Stout, and had Job, of Red Bank, died about IS6o, and 
others. 

Moses Shepherd. 

No. 49H. Moses Shepherd, son of Capt. Moses**', had children : 

Joseph, married Lydia, daughter of Sheriff Craig^'*. 

John. 

Richard Applegate. 

No. 499. Richard Applegate, son of William, born Oct., 1762, 
married Mary, daughter of John StilwelP"'', of Garrets Hill. 
Children : 

Joseph^"". 

Elizabeth, married Capt. William Li onard, liis first wife, 
(liis second wife was Elizabeth Conover. ) 

William^o^ 

SamueP"'-'. 

John^"!. 

George. 

Hope, married Sam in 1 Bray. 

Ann, married Garrett Schenck. 

Joseph S. Applegate.* 

No. 501). Joseph S. Applegate, son of Richard^-"', born Dec. ;">, 

"Tlie Ji-bove Api)lej!;ate uieinnrjinda lia.s been corrected in some itartkulnrs 
by .Joliu S Appleirate, Esq., of Ked Banlv, \. .J., wlio al.so writes a.s follow.-;: 

•'The progenitor of tlie Applegate faniilv in America wasTliotTias AiiiileKatc, 
wlio was ill Massachusetts at Wcvmouth in 1 «;!.-,, liad a wife Elizabeth. Was 
ucrseciitcd bv the I'liii t .-i us. w;is a laud owner tliere, and was licensed to keep a 
iVrrv between Wevni.iiit h and -Mt. Wonlstmi. .\fterwards owned land in Hliode 
Island, and later settled on I. mm Island, as niie (if the Patentees of Flusliinv,', 

I'.arllKd ew, 'I'honi.is and .lohu. r..artli<.loiuew and Tlioinas 

the Indians at A ]iiileua I e's landiuK'. Mduiiionth County, on the 
itarit.-m l',ay.alM,ui ,,n,. mile west of Atlantic Ili-ldands. His 
led .lolianua (iibbnus, daughter of Itichard (iiblioiis. one of 
he Miiiiinoutli I'ateiit. Hv tliat marriage they hail a son 
died IJebecca Winter, of Middletown. Tliev li.id ,i son 
■lied lOlizalieth Osborne, sister of Samuel. Tliiw had a son 
e, who ni.irned M.irv Stdlwell. dan;;liter of .lolin Stillwell, 
the First Ketiiment ai Moiinionth Militi;i in the Kevolution.ary 
I son .loseph Stillwell Aiii.Iefi.ite. who in;irried Ann Bray, 
el I'>rav. whose f.ither was ,ilso Samuel Hr.iv and married 
e. daughter nf Uieli;ird Apple-ate, The father of this first 
I'.rav. who married ICIizabel h. d;mf;hter of .I.anies Ib.wne. 
.l(diii lirav's father was a ll.i pi ist miiiist er, w ho founded the luvsent lloliiidel 
llaplist r'liurcli, to which he donated lauds in 1704. where the llolmdel Baptist 
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1789, married Ann, daughter of Samuel Rray. Ciiildren : 

Mary, married Daniel B. Hendriekson""-', son of ("apt. Daniel 
D. Hendrickson. 

Ann, married William Smith, son of William. 

Richard, married Mary, daugiiter of Edward Hanee. 

Joseph Stilwell, married Margaret, daughter of James Patter- 
son. 

William Leonard, died in May, hs4W. 

Sarah Elizabeth, married Geo. F. Cooper, son of Geo. Cooper. 

Catharine Louisa, married William H. Hei.drickson, son of 
Captain Daniel D. Hendrickson. 

Eleanor Sopliia, died in infancy. 

John Stilwell, married Deborah, daughter of Cliarles G. Allen. 

John S. Applkuate. 

No. 501. John S. Applegate, son of Richard*»^ married Eliza, 
daughter of Grover Taylor''", She died 1878. aged 74, leaving 
children. 

Samitkl Appi.egatr. 

No. 502. Samuel Applegate, son of Richard*^^, married Eliza, 
daughter of Capt. Daniel D. Hendrickson. Children : 
Daniel H., N. Y., died 1872. 
Mary Catharine, 
Eleanor. 

William Apple(jate. 

No. 503.* William Applegate, son of Richard*"'', married 
first, Ann, daughter of Judge Jehu Patterson"^ and had children. 

Married second, Ellen, daughter of Thomas Seabrook**^ and 
had children. She was burned to death by a kerosene lamp at 
Red Bank, 1877. 

John Pintakd. 

No. ,506. John Pintard, Merchant, N. Y., about 1728, Alder- 
man of Dock Ward, 17-S8 to 1747. descended from Andre Pintard, 
a Huguenot, settled at Shrewsbury, N. J., married (before 1728) 
Lydia, daughter of John, brotlier to Obadiali Bowne*''^, and 
l)rotherto wife of Richard Saltar^'". Cliildren : 

John, Merchant, N. Y., married 17,57, a daughter of John 
Cannon and had son John Pintard, a prominent citizen in N. Y., 
died 1844, aged SB. 

Lewis. 

».5()+-.5().5 omitted by .\. T. 

[To Be Continued! 



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President O. H. Sproul, M. D. Nine members and seven visitors 
were in attendance. 

The Recording- Secretary reported that no new members had 
been added and that one death, that of Senator W. H. Martin, 
left the present membership forty-tiiree. The receipts for dues 
during the year were ,$45.00. 

The Corresponding Secretary reported several inquiries re- 
garding the copper mining industry in the vicinity of Flemington 
during the past century. 

The Treasurer reported cash receipts from Secretary $84.00 
and expenditures amounting to $61.85 with a balance on hand of 
$45.5S. 

The Librarian reported a number of donations of books and 
pamphlets and also copies every week of all the newspapers pub- 
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The Obituary Committee presented a biographical memoir of 
tho late Senator W. H. Martin. 

An informal discussion regarding the Case burying ground on 
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shape was suggested. 

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E. Deats, Secretary. The Trustees then elected the following 
officers and committees to serve during year 1905 : 

President— Miss Emma T. B. Runk, Lambertville. 

First Vice President— Dr. E. D. Leidy, Flemington. 

Second Vice President — Alex. B. Allen, Flemington. 

Recording Secretary and Librarian— H. E. Deats, Flemington. 

Corresponding Secretary— E. Vosseller, Flemington. 

Treasurer — James A. Kline, Flemington. 

Finance Committee— A. B. Allen, I. S. Cramer, A.T Connet. 

Library Committee— O. H. Sproul, E. T. Bush, P. M. Mechling. 

Obituary Committee— W. T. Srope, N. W. Voorhees, E. M. 
Heatli. 

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The principal items were for rent, and subscription to periodicals. 

The meeting adjourned at 11.30 A. M. 

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Vol.. 11, No. 2. FLEMENGTON, X. J. May, V.m. 

Copyright, 1905, by Hiram E. Deats. 

JOACHIM HILL, Clock Maker. 

By Alex. B. Allen. 



Read at the Annual Meeting of the Hunterdon County 
Historical Society, January 9, 1904. 



There is one thing over \vhich science, politics or inventive 
genius can exercise no power, and that is Time, whether it is 
measured by the shadows on the sun dial or ticked away by the 
old-fashioned, high, eight-day clock, percliance made by the one 
of whom I am asked to give a sketch — Joachim Hill. 

I find that Time has proved its absolute disregard of memory, 
and Death has already claimed a large harvest since the "old 
clock maker" first saw the light in Am well township. For many 
and wide are the inquiries I have made regarding him, finding 
but little autlientic until an interview with his only surviving 
child, a daughter. Miss Martha Hill, of Newark, revealed his 
true characteristics and eccentricities, some of which I will en- 
deavor to present to you in a brief manner. I find Joachim Hill 
lived a quiet, uneventful, blameless life, aiming to be truthful 
and honest under all circumstances. Let me quote from his 
daughter right in the beginning, a little incident she related, 
showing his views of honestJ^ that occurred during the Civil 
War : ''Father, who was at that time getting a little childish, 
had heai'd that a law had been passed that only a certain amount 
of silverware in any house should be exempt from taxation, and 



8 JOACHIM HILL, CLOCK MAKER. 

recalling the old-fashioned silverware that liad been in the house 
from my earliest recollection, lie said to me : 'Marthy, get them 
scales (a pair of old scales that iiad been used for weigliing sugar) 
and bring me all the spoons and I will weigli tliem so as to be 
sure we tell no lies about them.' Ho father weighed the spoons 
by avoirdupois weight and felt satisfied tliey would afford no 
one the opportunity to cheat the United States Government, for 
father was very loyal to his country and expressed a wisli to live 
to see the rebellion put down." 

As a maker of old-fashioned brass eight-day clocks Mr. Hill 
was considered very expert. The early part of his life was devot- 
ed to that occupation, and it was then his business flourished, for 
later he claimed the Yankees spoiled his trade, which he carried 
on in the old brick liouse, near Copper Hill, owned and occupied 
at the present time by Mr. George Britton, whose wife isa distant 
relative of Joachim Hill. Tliis proi)erty, as near as I can 
ascertain, was purchased about 1814. Mr. Hill's business place 
consisted of a small casting shop across the road from the house 
just mentioned, containiiig an enormous bellows and a very 
pretty engine, which he made himself and used in making such 
parts of the brass works as he manufactured. The polishing was 
done in his main workshop, the dining-room of his house. It is 
said the brass wheels shone like gold when completed and the 
polishing irons had been used. 

Various opinions have been expressed, and several very 
decided ones, relative to the partsof theold clocks Mr. Hill made. 
Some have said every part — others only the case — but his daugii- 
ter, whose knowledge I must regard, says her father was not a 
cabinet maker, nor did he make even the dials, but purciiased 
the former, usually handsome solid mahogany cases, frequently 
inlaid, of a cabinet maker near Flemington, named Joiin Tappen. 
The dials she had no idea where or of whom he purchased, only 
that they always had his name in black letters across the front, 
and this is well demonstrated by several I have seen sold and 
others owned and i)rized in our community. Ex-Judge R. S. 
Kuhl claims to hav(> one of the first clocks Joachim Hill made. 
William F. Huohl, Henry M. Voorhees, Mrs. Clinton Jilackwell 
and Rev. L. I). Temple are also among the proud possessors vf 
these ancient time-pieces. 

The opinions of his daughter as to what i)art of the clock her 
father made you have just heard, but it conflicts with those i.f 
various clock-makers I have talked with, all of wliom i-laim 
that the works for the eight-day clocks wen* imported from 
England, and that all our clockmakers did was to cast the 
weights, drill tiie holes in the brass frames for the pinions, ix.lisli 



JOACHIM HILL, CLOCK MAKER. y 

the wheels, fit the pinions and put the clocks t.)<i(t hn-. I ;iui not 
prepared to say which view is autlientic, but 1 will say, and I 
tliink every one will bear nie out in the statement, that the 
finished product from his hands shows conscientious work. One 
of the yearly occurrences in the houses surroundinji' this part of 
the country, where an old eight-day clock ticked away time, was 
the visit of Joachim Hill, trudging- along on his little brown mare, 
a sheepskin for a saddle and a small supply of tools for repairing 
clocks. His methods were primitive but effective— removing the 
works and boiling them in ashes and water being the cleaning 
process ; the oil, a hickory-nut pit held between heated tongs and 
over the desired parts until the proper results were accomplished. 
Mr. Hill was not only a clock-maker but a careful, thrifty 
farmer. He married Martha Barci-oft, of Kingv/ood township, 
Sept. 4, 1813. He and his wife lived on the farm previously spoken 
of, rearing a family of seven children— four daughters and three 
sons. Mary, his eldest daughter, married Dr. Mershon, a skillful 
physician, a graduate of Princeton and Jefferson colleges. He 
practiced in Flemington in his early days and in Newai-k, where 
he died. Sarah married Gershom Russling, of Trenton. Caroline 
married William Corbett. a prominent and eloquent Methodist 
minister, who preached in Newark. New York, Bordentown and 
Brooklyn. Martha, unmarried, lives in Newark. Augustus 
married Isabell Van Syckle. John K. married and died in 
California. Ambrose died unmarried in San P'rancisco. Thirteen 
children survive these various families. 

Joachim Hill's father, Lsaac Hill, and his mother, Mary 
Hunt, "lived in Amwell township, on the farm now owned by 
Winfield Case, where Joachim was born November 25, 1783. In 
1810 he joined the Presbyterian Church in Flemington. After- 
ward he united with the Metliodist Church to please his wife. 
This was a great grief to his father, a Presbyterian Elder, for 
Methodists were little known at that time. However, he after- 
ward drifted back to the Presbyterian Church. In appearance 
he was very short of stature and had very bright, dark eyes and 
heavy black hair and eyebrows, with scarcely a gray hair, when 
he died at 76 Orchard street, Newark. April 12, 1869, aged 86 
years. He is buried in the Presbyt^erian churchyard in Fleming- 
ton by the side of his wife and not far from his father and 
mother. 

I have said Joachim Hill's life was uneventful. Surely we 
cannot afford to lose sight of the fact that he rests from his 
labors covered with a mantle of glory as a maker of eight-day 
clocks. 



10 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOITH CO I' NT Y. 
By the lat(^ ASHER TAYLOR, of Middletuwn ;uul Jersey City 

Edited bv Hiram E. Deats. 



{Continued from Vol. it, No. /.) 
Samuei- Pintakd. 
No. 607. Samuel Pintard, married in 17.5H, Ann (ilen Cross, 
and had children : 

William^oH, born 1787. 
Samuel, born 1735. 
John Lapforge, born 17HS. 
Catharine, born 1740. 
Eliza, burn 1742. 

WlI^LIAM PI^'TARr). 

No. 508.* William Pintard, son of SaniueF"\ born 17H4. died 
ISIO, married 1761, Hannah Scott, born 1742. Cliildren : 

Samuel, Esq., born 1762, married Deborah, daugliter of John 
WalP^9. No issue. 

Almy. born 1765. 

Glen Cross, born 1767. 

Ann, born 1770. 

Elizabeth, born 1778. 

William, born 1776. 

Clayton, born 177S. 

John, (Captain) born 1779. 

Hannali, l)orn 17.S2, died 1S42, married Samuel Tilton. Their 
daugliter married Shepherd Kolloch. 

Anthony Vandorn, born 17H4. 

Archibald Craic. 

No. 518. Archibald Craig, son of Shoritf David-'"', born , 

died Aug. 80, 188H, married Ann, born April 21, 17SS, dauglUer ot 
Captain Alexander CotHn, Jr"''- He was Casiiier t)t' tiie 
Chemical Bank, N. Y., Oct., 1829, to his death. Children : 

Alexander C, born July 16, 1817, died about IS57. 

David, unmarried, lost at sea 1848. 

Maria, born Jan. 1, 1820, married Dr. I Edgar Arrowsmiih, 
had Emma, married L. C. Woxihouse''", and Anna Maria C., 
died 1849. 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. ii 

George, born 1828, served in the N. Y, Volunteers In the 
Mexican War, and died unmarried at Jamestown, Tuolumne Co., 
California, 1852. 

Frederick William, born !82(i, lived in California. 

IjOREnzo G. Woodhouse. 

No. 514. Lorenzo G. Woodhouse, son of Charles and Leplia 
(Guernsey) Woodhouse, born July 16, 1839, married Feb. 7, 1866, 
at the Churcli of the Holy Apostles by Rev. Dr. Howland, to 
Emma D^''*., daughter Dr. I. Edgar Arrowsmith. Children : 

Grace Guernsey, born March 2, 1867, died July 29, 1894, 
married Robt. B. Roosevelt, Jr.; daughter Olga, born April 7, 
1891. 

David D. Craig. 

No. 515. David D. Craig, son of Sheriff David^'", of Freehold, 
N. J., born 18 June, 1796, married (1822, January) Maria, born 
1791, died January, 1870, daughter of Capt. Alexander Coffin"^ 
Jr. Children : 

David Alexander''"^^. 

Wm. Henry'''". 

Frederick Arcliibald, died 1854, had son Frederick. 

David Alexander Craig. 

No, 516. David Alexander Craig, son of David''\ born 25 
Aug. 1824, died Nov. 22, 1892, married 1850, Mary Ann, daughter 
of Stephen Van Kirk. Children : 

David Henry, born June 18, 1852. 

Anna Maria, Feb. 24, 1854. 

Elizabeth, no issue. 

Harriet Emily, January 81, 1858. 

Sarah, Feb. 18, 1860. 

Edward Schenck, Nov, 25, 1864. 

Fannie Pease, widow, April 3, 1869. 

Lydia Martha, March 25, 1871. 

Captain William Henry Craig. 

No. 517. Captain William Henry Craig, son of David D5'\, 
born 1828, married Lydia, daughter of Wyckoff Conover'^o. 

He served three years in the 14th N. J. Vols, as Lieutenant 
and Captain. He was severely wounded in July, 1864, at the 
bloody field of Monacacy Bridge and invalided out. Children : 

Joseph Taylor, Oct. 26, 1861. 

James Alexander, Aug. 11. 1864. 

Wm. Conover. 

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No. 518. Arc'hibald Craig, came over from Scotland to 
Amboy in the ship C^aledonia, shortly after tlie rebellion of 1TI.'>. 
He had a son, 

William Crak;. 

No. 518>2. William Craig, married Ellen Hhea, sister to 
Col. David Rhea, who was Aid to Ceti. Washington at Battle of 
Monmouth. (Children : 

David, was Sheriff'"" of Monmouth Co., ( 1808 to 1811). 

James, married p]stlier Rhea, daughter of Aaron and Lydia 
Rhea, and had daughter Elizabeth, who married Tliomas C. 
Throckmorton, and had son Barbarie Throckmorton, wiio difd 
1869 at Bergen, N. J. 

David Craig. 

No. 519. David Craig, Sheriff, son of William^'' born , 

married Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Haiinaii fiowne. 
Children : 

Archibald^'^ 

David D^'^ 

Ely, (daughter) married Wyckoff Conovei'^'^". 

Mary Ann, married Kortenius Schenck. ^ 

Lydia, married Joseph Sheplierd^'"*. 

Hannah, married Gilbert Molleson. 

William, lived at Franklin, Ohio. 

Obadiah. 

WVCKOFF COXOVEK. 

No. 520. Wyckoff Conover. son of , born , married 

p]ly, daughter of Sheriff Craig^'". Cliildren : 

James, Capt. I4th N. J. Vols. Mortally wounded at 
Monacacy. July 9th, 18fi4. 

Lydia,^married her cousin, Wm. H. Craig''". 
Edward B. Wkvmax. 

No. 521.* Edward B. Weyman, of Charleston, .S. C, born 
June 30, 1794, died 1833 (Sept. 11), married Dec, 181(5, Lydia (L, 
daughter of Alexander Coffin, Ji''''. She died in New York July 
8. 1824. Children : 

L Lydia Catliarine, born July 10, 1819, died at Charleston 
1858. 

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ITI. Mary Rosalie, born about Christinas 1823, married 1854 
James Price, Charleston, S. C, had Mai'j^ Leize (Blossom) born 
1855; Annie Mamyalt; James Stirling (named after tlie Rev. 
General); Hennie; Willie Weymen, born 1867. 

RiCHAKD HaRTSHOBNE. 

No. 527. Richard Hartshorne, son of William Hartshorne, 
of Leicester, England, was born Oct. 24, 1641. He was "a 
respectable Quaker," came over and settled at the Highlands of 
Nauvessing in 1669, calling his locality ''Portland Place." 

In 1677 he obtained tlie grant of the "exclusive range of Sandy 
Hook" for his cattle, and subsequently a title for th« fee. 

He married Nov. 27, 1670, Margaret Carr. 

It is not probable, I think, that Mr. Hartshorne came over 
under any patronage of, or connection with William Penn; but 
more likely under the influence of Hugo Hartsliorne (upholsterer 
in London) who was much mixed up with, and interested in the 
concerns of the Province (jf East Jersey, and was one of the 
twelve proprietors, wl)o purcliased the province from the heirs of 
Carteret, in 1682. 

These twelve were mostly Quakers; Penn was originally one 
of them, but he appears to have taken but little active part in 
Llast Jersey, being entirely engrossed with Pennsylvania. 

John Fenwicke (see No. 275), a proprietor of a part of West 
Jersey had contentions about his lands with William Penn, and 
others who claimed to be co-proprietors. In 1675 Penn gave in- 
structions to Richard Hartshorne and power to act for him, in 
the matter in dispute, between liim and Fenwick. 

''John Fenwick," in a paper dated "the twelfth day of the 
first month, commonly called March," 1678-9, speaks of William 
I'enn, and others, and "Richard Hartsliorne of the Temple, 
Counsellor-at-Law, (who lately was executed for treason) as 
having combined together to cheat me of my wliole estate." (N. 
J. Historical So. proceedings IV. 75.) So it appeal's that Penn's 
friend and coadjutor was not our Richard Hartsliorne; but, he 
that was hanged and, doubtless, "saved aright." 
Jamks Gkovek. 

No. 528. James Grover, took up May 31, 1676, 560 acres. 
He was one of the grantees in 1665. He had a son James^-". 
James Grover. 

No. 529.* James Grover, son of James^-% born , married 

probably Mary, daughter of Rich. Stout^^^. He bought lands in 
1676. Children : 

Elizabetli, married Gershom StilwelF''«. 

Hannah, married Win. Taylor'". 

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TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Richard and Penklopk Stoi't.* 

No. 535. Richard and Penelope Stout. Cliildren : 

John, born 1650, settled at Sqiian, married Elizabeth . 

Richard^^^", known as Capt., born 16."), married Frances . 

Jonathan''", born 1664, married Ann Bullen. Aug. 27, 16S5, died 
at Hopewell in 1723. 

Peter, born 1658, died 1703, married Bullen, was wealthy 

and respectable; his family lived in Monmouth County. 

James, t born 1656, married Elizabeth , liad family, died 

before 1697. 

Benjamin, moved to Maryland and luid family. He was 
High Sheriff of Monmouth in 17Hi. 

David53^ jjQri^ lgg9^ married, 168S, Rebecca Asliton^-". 

Deliverance, married Throckmorton, had family. (Prob. 
434, q.v.) 

Sarah,; married Pike, had family. 

Penelope, married Bowne, had large family. 
Richard Stout. 

No. 536. Richard Stout, son of Richard the first^-", resided 
it is said in the Crawford Hendrickson home. Children : 

John, married Peggy, daughter of John Taylor"*. 

Jonathan, married White. 

Rebecca, married George Taylor". 

Catharine, married her cousin, John Stout-^^". 

Mary, married James Grover, probably No. 529. 

Estlier, married Benj. Woolley'^^*. 

Jonathan Stout. 

No. 537. Jonatlian Stout, son of Riciiard first^''\ born 1664i 
died March, 1723, married Ann Bullen. He was one of the first 
settlers of North Eastern Hopewell. Children : 

Joseph*^*, born 16S6. 

Benjamin, born 1696. 

David, born 1706. 

Zebulon, born 1699. 

Samuel, born 1709. 

Sarah, born 16H9, married Andrew Smith ; live sons, Jonathan, 
Andrew, George, Charles and Timothy. Their only daughter, 
Anna, married John Titus, son of John, of Hopewell. 

Hannah, born 1694, married Jediah Higgins. 

Anna, born 1704, married Neheminh Bonham. 

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Vo7.. 11, No. 8. FLF^MTNGTON, N. J. ArorsT, V.m. 

Copyright, 1905, by Hiram K. Deals. 

Physicians in the Colonization of New 
Jersey. 

By dr. JOHN R. STEVENSON, H apponfteld, N. J. 



Tlie State of New Jersey, for a number of year.s, has been 
printing in its ''Archives" abstracts of the public records in its 
capitol. From these and the researclies of private investigators 
great light has been tlirown on the early settlement of the 
Colony, which may be said to have begun in 1675, and continued 
until 1780; after which the second and third generations began to 
move South and West. During this period the influence of the 
profession of medicine was far beyond any heretofore conception 
of it. The number of doctors who became interested in tlie 
founding of the Colony was fifty-eight, of whom six never located 
in it. Adopting as a basis the census taken in 1709, of North- 
ampton, the largest township in the most populous county, Bur- 
lington, which enumerated 283 persons including slaves, there 
were not over 20,000 inhabitants in New Jersey at that date. 

The practitioners were English, Scotch, Frencli, Dutch and 
Irish, and varied in rank from physician to the Queen of England, 
to the servant or retainer of a nobleman. Between 1680 and 1690, 
the members of the medical profession held the title to one fourth 
the land in the present State of New Jersey, and one of them was 
the governor of tlie western half of it for five years. To under- 
stand why adherents of so liberal a science as medicine should 
become patrons of and partakers in a colonization project, it is 
necessary to give a short resume of the founding of the Colony. 

Charles II. of England, in the year 1664, granted the present 
territorial limits of New Jersey to his brother James, Duke of 
Yoi'k. The latter disposed of it to Sir George Carteret, Knight, 
and John, Lord Berkeley. Baron of Stratton. Tl)e last named 



1 6 Physicians in the Colonization of New Jersey. 

sold his interest to Edward Byllinge of Westminister, a Quaker, 
who placed it in trust to members of his faith. In 1676, these 
trustees and Sir George Carteret made a division of the colony 
into two parts called East and West Jersey. These grants con- 
veyed the right of government, whicli was exercised in East 
Jersey by the Proprietor, Sir George Carteret, and in West 
Jersey by the largest Proprietor, Edward Byllinge. Each colony 
had a separate Assembly. Carteret died and his executors, in 
1679, sold p]ast Jersey to twelve men who subdivided it with 
twelve others, making 24 Proprietors, who divided the Province 
into that number of equal parts, called shares or "Rights." 

Edward Byllinge and his trustees divided West Jersey into 
100 parts, ten of wliich were styled a "Tenth," which were also 
known as shares or "Rights." A Proprietor could sell all or any 
part of his share. Both sets of Proprietors granted constitutions 
under the title of "Grants and Concessions," to the colonies, 
insuring to the settlers civil and religious liberty. A settler 
buying land took his warrant of purchase to the Surveyor 
General, who sent a deputy to the proper section and surveyed 
out for him in any vacant land the lot chosen, and recorded it in 
his "Book of Surveys." This completed the title. 

At the February session of the first Assembly of West Jersey, 
in 1681, a law was enacted prohibiting a Proprietor from taking 
up more than 8200 acres or of locating more than 500 acres in one 
place. The Proprietors of East Jersey on July 3rd, 1086, barred 
themselves from taking up more than 1000 acres, of which only 
500 could be in one place. This latter amount was the limit to 
any settler in both colonies. After the organization in 1691, in 
London, of the great land company called the West New Jersey 
Society, a corporation that governed directly or indirectly all of 
New Jersey until 1702, when the right of government was sur- 
rendered to the ('rown, tlie above laws fell into abeyance and in 
course of time as many as iOO,000 acres were sold to one party. 

These facilities made it easy for doctors to invest in land or 
encouraged them to emigrate. 

In old wills tlie names of children are generally given, but 
they are not usually accompanied by inventories. Administra- 
tors as a rule valued only personal property and rarely mention 
the names of legatees. 

1665. 1)K. Row I, A. \ I). 

In tlie list of "servants" of Sir (Jeorge Carteret, the piD- 
prietor of half of New Jersey, and of liis relative Sir Philip 
Carteret, to each of whom a grant of 2(50 acres of land was 
awarded in 1665, was the name of "Dr. Rowland." There is no 
other record of him. 'IMiis ilhistnitcs the estiiiiatc in which the 



Physicians in the Colonization oi- New Jersey. 17 

English nobility held the profession in the 17th century, when 
their mediocil attendants were classed witli their retainers or 
servants. 

1669. Hans Kiersteden. 

Gov. Carteret issued a patent on June 24th, KlBi), to "Mrs. 
Sarah Kiersteden, widow of Hans Kiersteden, Girurgeon," 
(Surgeon) "late of New York," for a neck of land of 20U0 acres, 
on the Hackensack River, given her by "Oratan, the Sachem of 
the Hackensacks." Dr. Kiersteden no doubt had sometimes at- 
tended the New Jersey Indians, as well as his Dutch compatriots, 
who were settled in that section. 

1675. Henry Greenland. 

Dr. Henry Greenland is said in Wicke's History of Medicine 
in New Jersey, to have come from New England to New Jersey. 
In March 1675-6, he was assigned ten acres at Woodbridge, wIuqIi 
he sold in 1694; that he practiced his profession is proved by the 
account of the administratorship of the estate of Israel Foulsham 
of Piscataway, N. J., filed in May, 1678, in which is the credit of 
a payment to "Dr. Greenland." In a deed executed in 1686, his 
residence is given as "Milston River," and in another conveyance 
in 1691, for 150 acres in New Piscataway, he is styled "Dr. Henry 
Greenland, late of Piscataway, now of Milston River." In the 
latter year he purchased a house with a twelve acre lot in 
"Amboy Perth," facing the bay. 

Among tlie recorded wills in Middlesex County is that of 
"Henry Greenland of Piscataway, physician," dated December 
11, 1694, and probated the following February. He left his real 
and personal property to his son Henry; sons-in-law Daniel 
Brynson (who had a son Barefoot Brynson by his wife Frances) 
and Cornelius Longfleld. His personal property was appraised 
at £179 7s 10 ^ad. including £99 in cash, £20 bond of David Brynson, 
and £40 "desperate debts." Dr. Greenland practiced liis pro- 
fession in New Jersey for about twenty years. 

1675. Edward Bourne. 

A patent was issued on June 1, 1675, by Sir John Fenwick to 
"Edward Bourne of t'ne city of Worcester (England ), physician," 
for 20,000 acres in his colony, now Salem County, N. J. There is 
no record of Dr. Bourne's ever having emigrated here. His land 
was disposed of by agents. 

1675. John Cassiimer Foi^let. 

Sir John Fenwick issued a warrant in June of 1675, to "John 



i8 Physicians in the Colonization of New jERSKy. 

Cassimer Follet, cliyiiiist." and wife Sarah, of the Parish of 
Shoreditcl), Middlesex, England, for 1000 acres in his colony. 

1676. Chari.es Havnes. 

Charles Haynes of "Middleton," Monmouth Co., N. .1.. on 
November 26th, 1676, acquired a title to 220 acres of land in tliat 
county. By 16t)3 he had removed to Lewis, Sussex Co., Pennsyl- 
vania (now in the State of Delaware) and disposed of part (<f the 
above tract, being described as "Charles Haynes, Surgeon." The 
remainder of it he sold in 1702; the last deed describing liim as 
"Charles Haynes, formerly of Midleton, N. J." 

1676. Bernard Devonish. 

Thomas Hooten on March 1, 1676, conveyed to Bernard 
Devonish one eiglith of a share (or Propriety) of West Jersey. 
This was before any of the Proprietors, except Sir John Fenwick, 
had removed to this province. Three years afterward (1679), 
Edward Champneys, son-in-law of the latter, transfers to 
"Bernard Devonish, late of the Parish of Great Bartholomew. 
London, now of Blandford Grove, Township of New Salem, 
Fenwick's Colony, barber surgeon," 500 acres in wl)at is now 
Salem County, N. J. This land he disposed of in 1681, and moved 
up to Burlington Co. Here he describes himself as a resident on 
Northampton River (Rancocus Creek) in the last named 
county. He became a farmer while disposing of liis 
"Rights" to land, by numerous conveyances in which he is called 
husbandman and sometimes yeoman. He died in the town of 
Burlington (where he owned property), liis will being dated 
December 30, 1694, and proved the next February. In it he 
mentions his wife Martha, son Joseph and daughter, Martha 
Hilliard. His personal property was appraised at £Hl os "includ- 
ing one silver cup and some old books." 

1(577. Daxikl Wills. 

Dr. Daniel Wills was one of tlie Proprietors of West Jersey. 
On January 22, 167(5-7, tlie trustees of Edward Byllinge, the sole 
Proprietor, sold to "Daniel Wills of the town of Northampt«)n 
(England), practitioner in cljymestry," and two others, one 
sliare (1-100 part) of West Jersey Province. He emigrated to 
America the same year, arriving iti the ship Kent, Marlowe, 
Master, in October 1(577, and settled in Burlington County. In a 
deed executed in 1680, he is described as "Daniel Wills of 
Rancokus (Burlington Co.,) Dr. of Physsick." In another deed 
he is styled "chyrurgeon." His will is (lat<'(i March 2:>tii, ICOS. 



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in Northampfcoii Township of (he ahovc comity, in wliich lie says 
he is 65 years old. It was probated Marcli m, ITOi). Jlis children 
were James, David, John, Ann and Mary p]wer. The inventory 
of the personal property amounted to £-H7, 12s, 8'od; among the 
books was a "chyrurgery called Ambrose Parry.'' Dr. Wills 
was a member of the General Assembly from its organization in 
1681 until his death. 

168L James Wasse. 

James Wasse never came to this country although he was a 
large Proprietor. In a deed dated December 22ud, 1681, the then 
three largest Proprietors of West Jersey, convey to "James 
Wasse of London, citizen and barber surgeon," in pursuance of 
an award between the grantors and grantee, 5000 acres, "being 
the same proportion he bought of John Fenwick of Benfield, 
Birks Co." (England), in 1675. Part of this was surveyed on 
Kohanzee Creek, now in Cumberland Co., N. J. In subsequent 
documents, James Wasse is .styled "chyrurgeon." In 1698 he 
makes Hugh Hall of Pennsylvania, his agent to sell his land, 
viz: "10,000 acres in Fenwick's colony, also one whole share of 
West Jersey." As one of the Proprietors he signed the surrender 
of the government of the Province to the Crown in 1702. 

[To BE Continued] 



A Genealogy of the Taylor Family, 

OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 
Bv the late ASHER TAYLOR, of Middletown and Jersey City 



Edited bv Hiram E. Deats. 



{Continued from Vol. 11, No. 2.) 

Joseph Stout. 
No. 5S8. Joseph Stout, son of Jonathan'^-'", l)orn 1686, married 
Ruth Greenland. Children : 
John'^". 
Joseph'^-. 
Jonathan'^'. 
James. 



20 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

Mary. 
Anna. 
Rachel. 
Kuth. 

Davib Stout. 

No. 539. David Stout, son of Ricliard the first'''', horn HJ69, 
inarried, in 16H8, Rel)ecca Ashton, sister to Alice^-'. who married 
Ohadiah Holmes''-. Children : 

James-'", married Catherine Simpson and had son John^'". 

Freegift, born I()9;}. (Had daughter Rebecca, married 
Edward Taylor?) 

David. 

Joseph. 

Benjamin. 

Rebecca, married John Manners^^''. 

Deliverance. 

Sarah . 

John Stout. 

No. 540. John Stout, son of Josepll^•''^ born , married his 

cousin Catharine, daughter of Richard Stout''='«. Ciiildren : 

Mary, married Samuel Holmes"*'. 

Jelui. 

Daniel. 

Richard'^*'. 

Ruth. 

Rebecca. 

Rachel. 

Jonathan Stout. 

No. 5-11. Jonathan Stout, called Colonel, son of Josei)h-'*\ 

born , married Elizabeth, daughter of Wilson Hunt-"". 

Children : 

Joseph. 

Wilson. 

Daniel. 

Ruth. 

JosKUH Stout. 

No. 542. Joseph Stout, son of Joseph-*^"*, born . married 

Rebecca daughter of Grover. Ciiildren : 

G rover. 

Safety. 

Esther, married Peter Sorter. 

Joseph. 

Ru'HAKn Stout. 

No. 54;{. Richard Stout, son of .lohn'"', Itorn . married 

I'enelope I'arke. Ciiildren : 



TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 



21 



Jell II. 

Richard. 

Elnathan. 

Nathan. 

RacheL 

Penelope. 

Sarah. 

John"'*^ 

James Stout. 

No. .")44. James Stout, son of David'^''-', born , married 

Catharine Simpson. Children : 

John-^*'', born 171.^, married 1734, Rachel, daughter ol' William 
Merrill. 

James, born 1715, married Jemima Reeder. 

Joseph, born 1717, married Mary Hixson. 

David, born 1719, married Mary, daughter of Jonatlian-''^'*. 

Jonathan, born 1723, married Elizabeth Hixson. 

Rebecca, born 1725, married Nathan Drake. 
JuDdE John Stout. 

No. 545. Judge John Stout, son of Richard"^', born , 

married . He was a Judge in Somerset County, N. J. 

Children : 

William. 

Richard. 

Rachel. 

Penelope, married John, son of David Manners"'. 
John Stout. 

No. 546. Jolin Stout, son of James^*+, born 1713, married 
Rachel Merrill. Children : 

Abraham. 

Amos. 

Aaron. 

William. 

Nathan''-''. 

Moses. 

Levi. 

Catharine. 

Anna, married John Manners''^', his second wife. 

Rachel. 

Nathan Stout. 

No. .547. Nathan Stout, son of John'«, born 174cS, married 
Esther, daughter of Jonathan Ketcham. Children : 

John. 

Levi, who married Mary, daughter of Colonel David Bishop, 



22 TAYLOR GENEALOGY. 

and had Rev. David H. Stout, was for many years I'astor of the 
Jiaptist Meeting, Middletown, died 1875, 

Zepluiniah. 

William. 

Robert. 

Mary. 

Sara h . 

Rachel. 

('atharine. 

Rhoda. 

Bkn.tamin Woolev. 

No. 548. Benjamin Wooley, married P]sther, daughter of 
Richard Stout^^". Children : 

Patience, married Burdge. 

He.ster, married William Taylor (?) 
John Manners. 

No. 549. John Manners, son of Anthony, came over about 
1700, died 1770, married Rebecca, daughter of David StouL^-'". 
Children : 

John^5". 

Eunies. 

Rebecca. 

Elizabeth. 

Lydia. 

John Manners. 

No. 550. John Manners, son of John-'^". born 1728, died 180(5, 
married first, Mary Higgins. Children : 

Elislia. 

John. 

Married second, Ann, daughter of Joiin Stout'"', son of James, 
son of David-''"'. Children : 

David-'^'. 

Rachel. 

David Manners. 

No. 551. David Manners, son of John^'"\ born . married 

Mary, daughter of John Schenck. of Amwell, ant! iiad children. 
David Stout Manners. 

No. 552. David Stout Manners, in 1869, President of the New 
Amsterdam Ins. Co., of N. V.. had children : 

Adaii. 

John, married P(Mlel()p(^ daughter of Judge Stout"'. 

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Copyright, 1905, by Hiram K, Deats. 

Physicians in the Colonization of New 
Jersey. 

By dr. JOHN R. STP:VENS0N, H addonfiri.!), N. J. 

(Continued from Vol. it, No. j.) 

IfiSl. Simon Coopkr. 

The only public reference to Dr. Cooper is in a deed bearing 
date November 10, 1681, in whicli "Simon Cooper, of Ramsan4s' 
Point, Monmouth Co.." East Jersey, "Surgeon," conveys to Col. 
Lewis Morris, Ramsant's Point, "as originally owned by 
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Ifi82. ROBKRT DiMSDALE. 

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late of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Field, county of Middle- 
sex, "hosyer," sells to Robert Dimsdale, of p]dmonton, (both of 
England) lo of 1-7 of 1-90 sliare in West Jersey. The following 
October he had .500 acres surveyed to him out of his "Rights" in 
Burlington County, N. J., building thereon a large brick house 
on a stream of water called Dimsdale Run. He was a member 
of the General Assemblv and of the Governor's Council in 1684. In 
168.5, Dr. John Gosling, whose widow was to become Dr. Dims- 
dale's mother-in-law. makes him the executor of his will. In 1688 
a power of attorney was given to "John Tatham, of Tatham 
House, Pennsylvania," by "Robert Dimsdale, of Burlington 
County, physician, intending to sail for England." He never 
returned to America ; but in 1692 lie is described as a "chyrur- 
geon" resident of Bishop Stratford, Hertford Co., England, where 
he published a book of specifics for various diseases. Dr. Dims- 
dale married as his second wife, Sarah, daughter of Franci.s 



24 Physicians in the Coloni/atiox of Nkw Jershv. 

Collins, anotlier Proprietor, who after her husband's death in 
ITIS, retu'Mied to New .Jersey. Dr. Dinisdale owned con.siderahle 
liiiui in Pciiiisylvania. 
1()S2. John (toslinc. 

Dr. John Gosling was one of the sijrners to the "Grants and 
Concessions of the Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of 
tlie Province of West Jersey in America," dated March H. ItiTH. 
This document was really the Constitution of the Province as 
iiranted to settlers. His residence then is not Ki^'f^'i^ '^'t in a 
deed dated Oct. 16, 1()S2, executed by Thomas Budd, of Burlington. 
N. J., conveying to him i^ share of West Jersey, he is described 
as "John (iosling. merchant of New York.'' He then settled in 
the above named county and was in IHH.H elected a member of the 
West Jersey Assembly, and also appointed a meml)er of the 
Governor's Council. He was a merchant in the town of Burling- 
ton, where he also practiced his profession. He made his will 
May 15, 16S5, stating that he was intending to go to the Barba- 
does, whicli was probated Fe1)ruary 12, lfi85. Only one cliikl is 
mentioned in it, his son John. Tlie inventory of iiis estate 
amounted to £766, 6s, fid, in which is included his plantation, 
appraised at £100. Dr. Gosling's widow, Mary, a daughter of 
Thomas Budd, a large Proprietor, remarried Francis Collin.s. 
December 21. 1686, the father-in-law of Dr. Dimsdale. On Feb- 
ruary 28, 1702-8, John Gosling, son of John, of Burlington, being 
19 years old, chose Thomas Briant as his guardian. Henry 
(irubb also signed the bond. 
16S2. Gkorok Lockhakt. 

In 16S2, "George I^ockhart, of New York, practitioner of 
physic and surgery," sells to Thomas C^odington of the same 
place a house, lot and garden in Woodbridge, East Jersey, which 
tlie doctor had purchased in 1679. 
lt)88. Jamks Wii.locks. 

Robert Burnett, of Lethentie, Scotland, in July, 16S8. conveys 
1r of 1-24 of a share of Fast Jersey to "James Willecke. Doctor 
of Medicine, Kemnay, Scotland." Tiie next year the former 
acknowledges that he owes "James Willocks, senior. M. ])., in 
Kemnay," two shares of East Jersey. Dr. Willocks never emi- 
grated to America, but transacted his real estate business through 
liis brother, (leorge Willocks, who was also a Proprietor and at 
one time Deputy Surveyor (General. The latter died at Perth 
Amboy, N. J., 1728, leaving a large estate. 

1684. John A i,i:.\ a m>kh. 

(Jov. liarclay, of East Jersey, on July 2.'., 1674. ordered :\\'2 
acres of liis sliare of land to be surveved to ".lolin .Alexander. M. 



Physicians in the Colonization oi- New jkrsi-:v. 25 

D., of Scotland." This was confinned in HJST. Then- is no tnu-e 
of liim in this countiy. 

HiS4. .John (Jokoox. 

''John Gordone, of (lollestown. Scotland, M. 1).," on April 
24, 16S4, has confirmed to liiui 1-U) of 1-4<S siiare of P^ast .Jersey. 
In Liber A of the deed books of this Province is recorded tlie 
servants imported by "dr. .John Gordone." viz : William 
Daviesone and William Peddie. Jiy 1(5<J() Dr. Gordcm appears to 
have returned to Scotland, as on October 17 he executes in that 
country a power of attorney "to his brother, Thomas Gordon, of 
New Perth, New Jersey." as his land agent. The latter makes 
his will in 1721, mentioning his wife, Jannett, wlio is his 
executrix, and children, Andrew, Thomas, John, Margaret, Mary 
and Euphaine. 

U585. Pkter Dasskjnv. 

"Dr. Peter Dessigny" married the widow of Aaron Rogers, of 
Woodbridge, E. Jersey, in 1685; the next year "Petter de S'guey, 
of Woodbridge, Surgeon," buys 60 acres near P^lizabethtown. 
Letters of administration were granted on the estate of "Dr. 
Peter Dassigny" on November 14, 1694, and the inventory was 
filed the next montli, amounting to £54, lis, lid, including books 
£20, 6s. 

1685. John John.stone. 

On board the ship Henry and Francis of New Castle, 
England, bound for East Jersey, George Scott, of Pitlochie, 
Scotland, died, iiaving made iiis will, October 81, 1685. It ap- 
pointed "James Dundas, brother of the Laird of Arnoustan, 
Robert McClelland, of Bellmackachan, James Ranier, mariner, 
and John Johnstone, apothecary," to be the advisers of his only 
daughter Euphaim. One witness signs the will as "John Joiin- 
stone, druggist," which was probated in East Jersey, February 
26, 1685-6. Dr. Johnstone, as he is ever afterwards styled, became 
the real adviser of Euphaim Scott by promptly marrying her, 
thus acquiring the "Right" to 1,000 acres of land bequeatiied her 
by her father. He lived for a time in New York, but in a deed 
executed in 1692, his residence is given as Hopfield, Monmouth 
Co., E. Jersey. This was afterwards called Scotscliester. Dr. 
Johnstone not only practiced medicine but took part in public 
life. He served for thirteen years in tlie East Jersey Assembly, 
and was Speaker for ten of them. He was Mayor of New York, 
to which place he had removed, from 1714 to 1718, and was a 
member of the Council of that State in 1720. Shortly afterwards 
he returned to Perth Amboy, N. J., where he died Sept. 19th, 



26 I'lIVSICIANS I\ THF, C(1L()\[/ATIO\ Ol" Ni:\V JeKSKV. 

1728, aged 71 years. On board the same ship was another death, 
tliat of William Rig, whose will is dated November 27, 16S'>. One 
of th*' witnesses was "James Hutchinson, apothecary." 

1()S."). Wii.i.TAM Robertson'. 

The will of (Jeorge Gordon of "Amboy IVrth," N. J., sub- 
scril)etl to January 20. 168.5-6, says, "Dr. Robieson may dissect 
me." (jeorge (lordon made "iiis brother Sir John Gordon." of 
Gordonstone, Scotland, his residuary legatee. According to a 
real estate transfer made in 1690, "William Rol)inson, late of 
Scotland, Doctor of Physicks," originally owned ^f, of 1-48 share 
of East Jersey, bougiit of Robert Lethentie. Several inventories 
record payments to him for professional services. The inventory 
of the intestate estate of "William Roberston of Essex County. 
Doctor of Physick," bears date June 2, 1698. The personal 
property amounted to £250, 1.5s, 8d, including "Debts sperate and 
desperate," six silver spoons, one silver tumbler and a negro 
woman slave. His 120acres of land was not appraised. Margaret 
Robinson and William Griffitli were the Administrators. 

1686. JoHx AND Thomas Rodman. 

Drs. John and Thomas Rodman, brothers, came fi-om 
Barbadoes to Rhode Island about 1682, where both resided when 
they purchased interests in New Jersey. On April 6, 1686, "John 
Rodman of Rhode Island, chyrurgeon," bought 500 acres with a 
house and lot on Northampton River (Rancocus Creek), Bur- 
lington County, N. J. This proi)erty lie and his wife, Mary, both 
at this time of Block Island, R. 1., exchanged in KUH with John 
Adams, of Flushing, L. I., for a liouse and land tliere, to which 
place the doctor removed and practiced liis i)ri)fession, dying in 
1781. 

On September 25, 1686, "Thomas Rodman of Rhoad Island, 
chyrurgeon," bouglit 1-91) part of 1-6 share of West Jersey, sur- 
veying out of it 500 acres along side of liis lirother John, and 
some lots in tlie town of Burlington. 

Dr. John Rodman, Junior, son of Dr. John, Senior, wlio was 
born May 14, 1679, located first in IMiilailelpliia, afterwards in 
Boston, and finally in Burlinuton, N. J., where he piacticed 
medicine from ibont the year 1727. He became a meinixr of the 
(Jovernor's Council, an office he held until his de.-uh, July .?, 
1756. 

U)S5. Damki- Coxi:. 

Dr. Daiiii'l Coxe resided in liondon, where he was a nieml>er 
of till' College of riiysiclans and Surgeons, and physician to the 
Ciucen. He loaned Edward Uyllinge, Proprietor of West Jersey. 



Physicians in the Colonization oi- Nfav Ikrsf.v. 27 

some money on a mort,<>:i<,'e 011 one Proi)riety in KiS.?, wliicli was 
foreclosed l)y the former an(5 bouj^lit in by liim in Uisr,. Dr. Coxe 
now bep:an rapidly to buy land ri^lits until, by the year 16S7, he 
had become the largest Proprietor and under the law became 
the Governor of West Jersey, ruling it not in person, for lie never 
came here, but by a deputy. In a letter to the Council of 
•Proprietors, dated September 6, 1687, he tells why lie did tliis. 
"We thereupon consulted with several proprietors and otliers, 
well wishers to your colony, amont^st whom it was agi-eed and 
resolved to be for the good of your country, and our own security, 
that one amongst us should purcliase from the heirs of Mr. 
Byllinge, all his or their interest in property and government ; 
and because my paoportion of land was greater, or that tliey 
apprehended me capable o serving them, or to liave more money 
at command or because tliey had ever perceived me to be zealous 
and active to promote the good of the province." 

The Council of Proprietors had been organized on the 14th 
day of February previous with eleven members, viz : Samuel 
Jenings, Thomas Olive, William Biddle, Elias Farr, Mahlon 
Stacy, Francis Davenport, Andrew Robeson, William Royden, 
John Reading, William C;o()per and John Wills. This Council 
became then the controllers of, and continues to-day, the owners, 
of all vacant land in West Xew Jersey. The election of its mem- 
bers passed to Dr. Coxe ; from him, in 1692, to the W^est New 
Jersey S<Kuety, and was finally transff^rred by it, to Benjamin B. 
Cooper, June 8, 1814, wiiose heirs control it now. 

Dr. Coxe in 1692 sold all his holdings in West Jersey, besides 
two siiares of East Jersey, 10,000 acres in Pennsylvania and 
150,000 acres in the "County of Merrimacks," New England, to 
the West New Jersey Society, a land company organized in 
London in 1691, composed of forty-eight stockholders, who 
governed both East and West Jersey until 1702, wiien its right of 
government was surrendered to the British Crown. 

Dr. Coxe lield no stock in the company, but in May, 1699, he 
bought of tlie "Right Hoiri)le the West New Jersey Society," 
80,000 acres in two tracts in Burlington County, N. J. This land 
he bequeathed to his son, Col. Daniel Coxe, who came to the 
town of Burlington and made it his home, dying in 1789. 

1688. John Haikjhton. 

On June 16, 1688, Richard Russell, of Philadelphia, ship 
carpenter, conveyed to "John Haughton, chyrurgeon," 250 acres 
adjoining Richard Laurence, at Lower Hook, West Jersey. This 
was at the lower part of Red Bank, in Cloucester Co., which lies 
opposite the present I'. S. Naval Station, League Island, Phila- 
delphia, and wliere Fort Mercer stood, which was so successfully 



28 PlIVSiriAXS IX THE COLONIZATION OF NeW JeRSRV. 

dpferifled afi:ainst the attack of Count Donop and his Hfssinii 
troops in the Revolutionary War. Before the arrival of the 
Knjrlisli liere in lfiS2-;5, tlie Swedes liad made settleincnts, and 
tliere were so many inliabitants in lHS<i. tiie year in wliich 
Gloueester County was orjiranizcd. that at a meeting- iield rhc 
2Sth day of May it was ordered tliat "tlie Court sliall l)f- hehl 
atone tyme at Arwamus, alias (iloucester. and anotlicr tyine af 
Red Bank." 

Letters of Administration were "granted July 21, ITdO. on the 
estate of ^'I)r. .lohn Hauohton,'' West .Jersey, to Col. \Niiiiam 
Markiiam, of Pliiladelphia. a prineii)al creditor. Tlie bondsmen 
were William Markiiam and Henry (iriibi). 

H)89. liAr.PH HOHSI.KY. 

In the Salem (Joiinty, N. J., recortls is the release of "Ralfe 
Horsley, late of Morris River, We.st .Jersey, Doctor of J^hisick.'' 
dated J)ocember 11, 16S9, of a tract of land that had been deeded 
to him the previous October. In 161)4 he owned and lived on :>{]{) 
acres on Cohansee River. The non-cupative will of "Ralfe 
Horsley of Cohansey, Salem County," was probated December 
4, 16i)9. he having died the previous day. All his property was 
bequeathed to his wife, Mary, and she was made administratrix. 
The personal inventory amounted to £50, 17s. 

1094. Thomas Peachee. 

The final account of the intestate etate of Peter Harvey, of 
Burlington County, N. J., wjis filed November 20, l(i94, in which 
is charged a piyment to "Dr. I'eachy." "William Peachee of 
Martins Le Grand, London, haberdasher, ■■ hought 'p of a share 
of West Jersey in 1HT7, removed tiiere and lived at the "Nursery 
near Burlington," where he died in IfiST. He was a member of 
the General Assembly in 1()S2. In his will he mentions only imk^ 
son, Thomas, who dietl in Burlington in KiiK), who also hit a 
Thomas l^eachee. 
1()1)4. Andrew H a:\i i i/roN. 

There were three contemporary Andrew Hamiltons interest- 
ed in East Jersey, viz : Col. Andrew, the one time (Jovernor of 
both New Jersey Provinces ; Andrew, of Edinburgh, merchant ; 
and Dr. Andrew. On Septeml>er H, n;i»4, a conveyMnce wn- niad(> 
to "Andrew Hamilton, M. I)., one of the Proprietors. ■"' lor the 
location of 4,700 acres out or his share in Middlesex County. 
This had been becjueathed him by Andrew Hamilton, merchant. 
The doctor m his will dated January 21, l(it)K-7, isstyleil ".Andrew 
Hamilton of St. Anne's. Westminister, Doctoi in phisick." .NO 
children are named. His executor was George Clark, of 
England. 



Physicians in the Colonization of New [ersey. 29 

1697. John Rohkrts. 

"Dr. John Roberdes of Kurling-ton, W. J.," on January IH, 
1697-H, makes an attidavit that Benjamin Hurgesse, then present, 
was the son of William Burgesse, of Maryland. From this time 
until his deatii in 1723, his name variously spelled, is noted as a 
practitioner of medicine. He was tiie son-in-law of Natiianiel 
Westland, a prominent merchant of Burlington, who was ap- 
pointed agent for the sale of land by tiie West New Jersey 
Society, a great land company organized in T^ondon in Km. The 
inventory of the estate of -'Doctor John Roberts of Burlington" 
was filed in 1728. It amounted to £107, 13s, lid, "besides n 
library of 91 titles ; religious, travels, history and medical," 
valued at £1'). 7s. The widow, Elizabeth (Westland) Roberts, 
was the administratrix. On Aug. 12, 1726, was advertised for 
sale or rent on High St., Burlington, "the 1)rick house of the late 
Dr. John Roberdes." 

1698. JoHANNis Van Embukoh. 

Peter Johnson (Jansen) and wife of Hackensack, E. J., and 
"Johannis van Emburg, surgeon, of the same place," in April, 
1698, made a conveyance of one-half of 500 acres in that townsliip, 
v/iiich had been purchased the year previous. "Johannis van 
P^mburgh of Bargin (Bergen) County, E. J., Doctor of Phesick," 
made his will in 17-:9, In which he mentions : wife, Catharine ; 
cliildren, Geisbert, William Sanford, Sarah Spier, Rachel King, 
Mary Sandford. Johannis, Catharine, Elizabeth Bartulf and 
Perrigrain. He left real and personal estate whicli was not 
inventoried. 

I(i99. John St k wart. 

John Stewart, styled surgeon and chlrurgeon, first appears at 
Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, E. J., in 1699, where he bought 
and sold several tracts of land. He was still living there in 1701. 

1703. Drs. La Borne and Ctarknts. 

The inventory of the claims against the estate of Robert 
Cole, of Middlesex County, was tiled in 1703. On it was "the 
doctor's extorsinat bill of £2, in French," whicii seems to have 
been unsatisfactory. The name is written "La Corne." Four 
years afterwards the administrator reports that he had paid the 
"French Doctor." In the final acount of the administrator of 
the estate of Samuel Shepherd, of Woodbridge, in the above 
County, rendered in 1700, are credited payments to "Doctor 
Ijabourne" and "Doctor Clarents." 



30 PiivsiriAN's IX THE Colonization oi- Nf.w Jersey. 

I7();i. Mic'HAKi. Haxxah. 

In the inventory of tlie estate of Michael Hannaii, yeoman, 
of Kairtield, Salem Co., N, J., taken in ITOH, is appraised a 
"[)hyssic'k book, 4«." He was probably one of a class of laymen, 
who having some medical education supplied remedies to their 
nei<.?hbors. In Haddonfleld, N. J., there still stands an old brick 
still house built about 1712, used by John and Elizabeth Kstaujjh 
to distill medicines for gratuitious use amon<>: poor settlers, John 
Estauj^h beinfj:a Quaker preacher and missionary who lijul been 
given some medical instruction in En<j;land. 

170;{. N ATHANiEii Wade. 

*''I)octor Nathaniel Wade was assessed as a resident of the 
town of Southampton, Ij. I., in ifi98." Beginnin<i in 17();}, and up 
to 1714, Nathaniel Wade, of Woodbridge, N. J., appears as a 
witness to wills and sometimes as executor, but his occupation is 
not given. In the absence of Lord Cornbury, the Royal (Gover- 
nor of New Jersey, the Ijieutenant (Governor issued tiie following 
license May 2-1, 1706 : 

"To Nathaniel Wade, Gentlemen, greeting : Being well 
informed of your knowledge, skill and judgement in the practice 
of chirurgery and phesig, I do hereby license and authorize you 
to practice the said sciences of chirurgery and phesig within 
this, her Majesty's Province of New Jersey, for and (hiring 
pleasure. Richard Tngolsby." 

17()(!. Richard S:\irrH. 

A license identical to tiie one issued to I)i'. Watle wasgi'imted 
to ''Dr. Richard Smith'" on March :., 170(1. There is no other 
record or mention of such a (hx-tor. Numerous .-smiths settled 
in tiiese c()lonies, there being tiiree distinct fjimilies contem- 
])orary, in Monmouth, Hui'lington and Salem Counties, ench of 
whom h;id at that time a Richard Smith. 
1707. John J)^nvILl)^ . (I)kWim)K.) 

On .Innuary 1, l7or)-7, was filed tlx- inventory of the personal 
l)roperty of 'Mohn Dewildy" of Salem County. N. J., which had 
l)een soUi at auction, amounting to £.')!, l.Hs, l)d, includingpictures 
and books ; among tlie latter were "Culi^ei^iJer's Dispensatory, 
Knglish Physician. Johnson's Disi)ensat<u-y , and a diani bottle." 
There is no other note of this man. 

17(>,S. (ilLKS (iolKIM). 

In tiie account of tiie estate of English Smith, iniiholder of 
Amlioy, filed in 170S, are charged payments to '-Dr. (Jiles 
(ioudine." Nothing more is known about him. 



Physicians in the Colonization of New |ersev. 31 

ITO.S. Ja('()H a rents. 

*Dr. Jacob Arents was born in London, Ducliy of Holstein 
Gottorp, Nov. 11, 1(578. He settled in Newark, N. .1., iihoiit ITOH, 
where he became a large land owner. He was still living in 
that town in 1742. 

1713. Georce Harrison. 

Upon the probate in 1716, of the will of Joseph Ward, senior, 
of Newark, N. J., who died in 1713, some testimony was taken 
concerning the testator. Joseph Harison said, "tliat Doctor 
Harison seems to have liad some doubts about Joseph Ward 
having been in his right mind." In a will dated February, 
1713-4, "Dr. George Harison and brother-in-law, Samuel 
Harison," were made overseers of the estatet of "Peter Condict" 
(Condit), of Newark. The will of "(George Harrison of Newark," 
whose occupation is not stated, was made January, 1713-4, and 
probated in 1715. It mentions : wife, Mary ; children, Isaac, 
George and Mary. He bequeathed real and personal property, 
l)ut no inventory accompanies the document. 

1713. Sajiuei, Mar;mion. 

Dr. Samnel Marmion was born in England in 1654, and came 
to America in 1700, residing first in New Castle, and next in 
Pliiladelphia. The first notice of him in New Jersey is in the 
settlement of the estate of Nathaniel Pope, of Chesterfield Town- 
ship, Burlington County, dated 19 day 11 mo., 1713-4, in whicii a 
credit is given for a payment to Samuel Marmion. Similar pay- 
ments to him are also charged in tlie settlements of two estates, 
respectively in 1720 and 1722. He and Peter Bard, who married 
his daughter, Diana, 1707. were largely interested in property, 
the latter owning large iron works in Mt. Holly, N. J. Dr. 
Marmion died March 30, 1734. aged 80 years, having made his 
will the January previous, bequeathing his brick dwelling lioiise 
and all his appurtenances t«j his daugliter, Diana Bard. 

I7IH. Sfkncer Sakuent. 

The will of "Spencer Sargent of Salem, Curirgeon." is dated 
September 2.5, 1713. and was proved November 30, following. He 
bequeathed his personal estate to his father, "William Sargent 
of Youghall, Ireland." Tlie inventory amounted to £20, los, 2d, 
including two gold rings £1, 2s; old books £1; instruments, lancets 
and medicines £4. Tiiere is no mention of wife or children. 

■'Wickt's- History ..f Mediciiu' in X. .!.. ]>. 12S, 
fWickc's History of Mfilicln.- in N. J., p. :'.i.'l. 



32 Physicians i\ the Coi.oxization of New Jersey. 

1714. 1)K. Fraxcis GArDoxKTT AXi) Dr. (Jr?:kx. 

Dr. Francis ( Francois) (iaudonett was born in France in HU54, 
from wiiieii he tied to Bristol, Knjifland, where l)e married Mary 
Prow, July 29, 1««H.* He emi<;rated to America about KiilVK and 
sometime afterward lie was a resident of Hurlin^xton, N. J. in 
the account rendered by tlie executors of tlie will of "William 
Atkinson of Springfield, Burlington Co., who died in 1714, tliere 
is a credit of a payment to "Dr. Gaudewet." He died June S, 
1725, and was buried in St. James Cliurch yard, Bristol, Pennsyl- 
vania, which is across the Delaware River from Burlington. Two 
of the name, probably sons, lived in Salem, N. J. ; one P'rancis 
Gaudonett, is styled a lawyer, who practiced in South Jersey 
from 1717 to IHHO. In the accounts filed by the executor of 
the will of Robert Johnson, probated January 28, 1728-i». and of 
his widow Margaret, proved in 1780, he charges payments for 
''medicine given by Dr. Green to Robert Johnson." 

1717. Sami^ei. Formax axd Thomas liAVTOx. 

"John Waren." appointed administrator of the estate of 
Alexander Stewart, of Freehold. Monmouth Co., N. J, Decem- 
ber 20. 171(5, makes payment to "Samuel P^orman for three times 
bleeding, and for butter and sugar"; to "Thomas Tjayton for 
medicines." Tiiere is also a charge for one gallon of rum at the 
funeral of both husband and wife. 

1717. Dk. Nk'K()I;S. 

The executor of the will of Thomas liayly, made July 21, 
1717, and recorded in Burlington, N. J., credits payments to 
Thomas Hardin for the colHn, "Dr. Nickols," and to "Raohel 
Jones for nursing." 

17U>. Drs. Colaxce and Hkjlv. 

John Mack Dowell, appointed administrator of Robert Kiiig 
of Woodbridge, N. J., November 15, 171it, notes in his account a 
payment "made at the vendue by Dr. Colance." 

Di the same year the administrator of the estate of '.John 
Rowly," of the same place, says he paid Nathaniel Dunham for 
"Dr. Higly" and four other persons £17, 7s, (id. 

17U». I)H. Haii,i,i;h.i i;ai . 

Among the Burlington Counly wills is recordeil I he inventory 
'•wicu.'s iiisiniv .if Mi-iii.iiir ill N. .1,. p -'<;;'.. 



Physicians in the Colonization ok New [ersev. 33 

of Jaines Bratliwaite's estate, wliose aflmiiiistralor filed liis 
aecciint in Deceniber, ITli), which says he has paid debts to "Dr. 
Bilarinj^^eii for phisiek." On October 31, 1726, is filed the final 
acount of Robert Black, administrator of Joseph Scott, of 
Chesterfield Township, in the above county, who has paid to 
"Doctors Baillerjeau and Brown for medicines and visits 
£2, 4s, od." 

1719. Francis Mastkrs. 

Recorded in New Jersey is tlie will of "Francis Masters of 
New York, pliysician and apothecary/' He made Thomas Huld, 
of New York, his executor, and the latter's son, Tiiomas, heir to 
his estate. In the year 1685, Mary, widow of Francis Masters, of 
Shrewsbury, N. J., had purchased 1-64 of 1-2 of 1-12 of a share of 
East Jersey. 

1721. John Brown, Se.vior and Jttntor, and 

Richard Hands. 

Joshua Fretwell, of Mansfield Township, Burlington County, 
seems to have been attended by three physicians before his 
death early in 1721. His will was dated in February, and proved 
in October of that year. His executor credits payments to "Dr. 
Richard Hands. Dr. John lirown and Dr. John Robe.rdes," the 
latter has been described in a previous section. On August 1, 
17;>0, "John Brown, Senior, Doctor in Physick," gives his bond 
as administrator, with "John Brown, Junior, M. D.," both of 
Mansfield Township, Burlington County, on the property of 
James Scott of the same place, mariner. Tiie inventory made at 
tlie house of Dr. John Brown amounted to £58, Is, 8d. Among 
the cliarges against the estate were, funeral expenses£-l; medical 
attendance £8, 5s; care of deceased during his last illness £13; 
and lodging of his servant for three weeks £1. An obituary of 
Dr. Brown, of Jiurlington County, N. J., was published in the 
Pennsylvania Gazette of May 19, 1737, which says : "He died on 
the nth of the month and that he was a Gentleman of singulur 
skill in the Profession of Surgery which he practiced in those 
Parts many years with great success." 

1725. Dr. Rvlee and Dr. John Finney. 

"Mary Bedford, gentlewoman, widow," was appointed ad- 
ministratrix of Gunning Bedlord of Pen's Neck, Salem Co., N. 
J., Februarv 21, 1724-5, and filed her account the next year. 



34 PHVSiriANS IN THE COLONIZATION OF NeW JeRSEV. 

Among the sums paid out were £80, 10s, 8d due to "Dr. Rylee and 
Dr. John Fin'ney" for medicines and visits, and £3 to George 
Ross of New Castle (Delaware), for crossing the river and 
preaching his funeral sermon. 

172o. Dk. Owex. 

The executor of Ann Adams, of Salem, N. J., the grand- 
daugliter of Hir John Fenwick, the founder of the Salem colony, 
and widow of Fenwick Adams who died in 1689, filed Ills account 
January 9, 1725, in which was a payment of a deht due to ''Dr. 
Owen." 

17*25. Drs. (tbaham and Bkekman. 

In the year 1725, Samuel Ladd of Gloucester Co., N. J., died 
and a "Doctor Graham" was paid by his widow, Mary Ladd. 

In the same year the estate of John Muirhead, of Hoi)ewell, 
Hunterdon County, N. J., is charged with a payment to "Dr. 
Beekman." 

1727. ' Dr. Schtttts. 

A will of Daniel Tichener, of Newark, Essex Co., refers to 
tiie "home farm near Dr. Scluitts'." On June 7, 17HI, Dr. 
Schutts, living on the premises, advertises for sale in Newark, a 
new stone house with 12 acres of land, with orchard and barn, 
"also a Distilling house with Stills and all conveniences ready 
for tiistilling of strong Liquors and especiall of Syder, and wliere 
the buyer may be instructed in ti)e Act of Distilling. It is con- 
veniently situated for a Tradesman, Merchant or Doctoi." 



Hunterdon County Historical Society 

The annual meeting of the Society was lield in tiie Public 
Library in Flemington, N. J., Saturday, Jan. IHtli, IW-O. at9.20A. 
M., all the officers and twenty-fcnir nieml)ers and visitors in 
attendance. 

The minutes of Jan. 14tli, 1905, were read and approved. 

The Recording Secretary reported the deaths of Ralpli Kge, 
John W. Ijecpiear and Peter M. Mechling, leaving the present 



HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 35 

membersliip forty. The Librarian reported tlie receipt of a 
number of pamphlets and a copy each weei< of tlie fourteen 
newspapers published in the County. 

Tlie Obituary Committee presented memorials of Ralph Ege, 
John W. Lequear and Peter M. Mchlin<>: wliich were read and 
filed. The Society voted to co-operate witii the Yillage Trustees 
and other organizations in commemorating- the one hundred and 
fiftietli anniversary of the settlement of Flemington this year. 

The Treasurer reported receipts from fees and dues of 
$H:^.(I(), expenditures .too. 00. leaving a balance on hand of 
!f78.2S. 

The following were elected Trustees for the year 190fi : 
E. Vosseller, H. E. Deats, John L. Connet, R. S. Kuhl, O. H. 
Sproul, W. F. Hayhurst and Rev. D. M. Matthews. The 
Board orjjanlzed by the election of Judge Connet as chairman, 
and H. E. Deats as secretary. The Trustees then elected the fol- 
lowing officers and committees to serve during the year 190fi : 

President— Dr. E. D. Leidy, Flemington. 

First Vice President — Alex. B. Allen, Flemington. 

Second Vice President — R. S. Kuhl, Flemington. 

Recording Secretary and Librarian — H. E. Deats, Flem- 
ington. 

Corresponding Secretary — E. Vosseller, Flemington. 

Treasurer— James A. Kline, Flemington. 

Finance Committee— A. B. Allen, I. S. Cramer, A. T. 
Connet. 

Library Committee— O. H. Sproul, E. T. Bush, Miss E. T. 
B. Runk. 

Obituary Committee— W. T. Srope, N. W. Voorhees. E. M. 
Heath. 

The following persons were elected members of tlie Society : 

Mr. M. L. (blazer, Mrs. E.D. Leidy, Mrs. J. A. Kline, Mrs. 
H. E. Deats, Miss Mary E. Dunham, Rev. J. W. Rogan, Rev. 
John Hulsliart, Rev. j' L. Miner, Mr. William Bellis. 

Rev. O. M. Voorhees then read a paper entitled ''The 
Religious History of Hunterdon County." James A. Kline read 
extracts from diaries of the Blackwell and Haward families, 
relating to the early history of Flemington. 

H. E. DEATS, 

Recording Secretary. 



INDEX TO VOL. II. 

Annual Meeting Historical Society - - - 6, 34 

A Genealogy of the Taylor Family - - 1,10,19 

Joachim Hill, Clock Maker - . . . 7 

Physicians in the Colonization of New Jersey - 15,23 



POBLISHER'S RNNOONCEMENTS. 



We have lor sale tlie following' books and pamphlets relating to Hunterdon 
County History. The price includes postaire : 



'History of the Presbyterian Church in Flernington, New Jeryey, for a 
Century. With sketches of local matter for two hundred years," by 
George S. Mott, 3>.D., pastor of the church, 1894. 127 pp., portraits and 



illustrations. 12 mo. cloth, 



$1.00 



'Anniversary Services, Presbyterian Church, Flemington, N. J." June 3. 6 
and 6, 1894, the 25th anniversary of the pastor and the Centennial of the 
Church. 70 yjp. Kvo. paper cover _j{q 

'History of the Beformed Church at R,eadington, H. J., 1719-1881," by Rev 

Henry 11. Thompson, N. Y., 1882. lafi pp. 8vo. cloth ...'..* 2.00 

'Historical Discourse and addresses delivered at the 176th Anniversary of 
the Reformed Church, Readington, N. J., October 18, 1894." 82 pp., 
portraits and illustrations. 8vo. cloth, *' 2.00 

•The First Century of Hunterdon Co., N. .1.," by Geo. S. Mott, D.D. Pub- 
lished in 1878. A few copies only remain, and are off ered at the original 

price. 54 pp. 8vo. paper 25 

'Twenty-five years a Pastor, One hundred and fifty years a Baptist 
Church." A History of the Baptist Church at Higlitstown, N. J., 1896. 
We have purchased the few remaining copies. 121 pages. 8vo. cloth 1.00 

'One Hundredth Anniversary Exercises of the Baptist Church, Fleming- 
ton. Xew Jersey, June 17-19. 1898." 175 pages, 8vo. doth 1.50 



The J. W. Scott Company's "Manual of Valuable Coins," which gives the 

market value of all l". S. Coins wortli over face value 10 

•'Communion Tokens." A descriptive list of Medals and Tokens struck by 
Presbyterian Churches in America, compiled by Thomas Warner. 
Printed by the author in 1888. We olfer all the remaining copies at 50 

•'An Historical Reference List of the Revenue Stamps of the United States 
including the Private Die Proprietary Stamps, Compiled by George 
L. Toppan, Hiram E. Deats and Alexander Holland, aCommittee of the 
Boston Philatelic Society, Boston, Mass., 1899." 42;i pages, quarto, paper 3.00 

For any of the ;ibove. address 

H. E. BEATS, Publisher of The Jerseyman, 

FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY. 



THE STEVENSON GENEALOGY 

entitled ' 'Thomas Stevenson, of London, England, and his descendants in 
America" by Dr. John R, Stevenson is an octavo volume of i8o pages, 
including a full index of names and places. Among the families repre- 
sented, are the following : Bartow, Betts, Biles, Brotherton, Buchanan, 
Clement, Cornell, Crothers, Deats, Denton, Doughty, Field, Gouverneur, 
Hicks, Hughes, Jenings, King, Lambert, Lawrence, Lawrie, Marriott, 
Merriam, Newbold, Pennington, Prosser, Rockhill, Rudderow, Schooley, 
Stockton, Thome, Thomas, Throckmorton, Waters, Wilkinson, Willett, 
Williams, Wilson, Wood, Wyckoff. 

The illustrations consist of four portraits, and the Stevenson Coat 
of Arms in the proper colors. The book is bound in buckram, top trim- 
med, other edges uncut. Price five dollars, delivered. 

H. E. DEATS, Publisher, 

Flemington, New Jersey. 



THE GENEALOGY OF THE BOWNE 

Family, entitled "William Bowne, of Yorkshire, England, and 
his Descendants in America," by Dr. M. K. Reading, as pub- 
lished serially in the Jersej'man, has been revised and printed 
in book form, 47 pages, large octavo, including full index of 
names and places. Among the names mentioned are Bowne, 
Conover, Ellis, Hartshorne, Hedge, Hill, Holcombe, Lincoln, 
Patterson, Reading, Ryerson, Salter, Smith, Stout, Winter, 
Young and many others. Bound in green art vellum. Price 
one dollar and twenty-five cents, delivered. 

H. E. DEATS, Publisher, 

Flemington, New Jersey. 



KINGWOOD nONTHLY HEETING 

The records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends in 
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, have been carefully compiled from th«' 
minutes, and other manuscripts, beginning in 1744, by Prof. James W. 
Moore, of Lafayette College. Easton, Pennsylvania. 42 pages, large 
octavo, cloth binding. Price one dollar and twenty-five cents, delivered. 

H. E. DEATS, Publisher, 

Flemington, New Jersey