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The Arms of the Howland Family 




PLYMOUTH ROCK 
The place of landing, December 21, 1620 

By permission of A. S. Burbank, Plymouth 



•^MAYFLOWER PILGRIM 
DESCENDANTS 



IN 

CAPE MAY COUNTY 

NEW JERSEY 

Memorial of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the 
Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth 

"1620 J920 



A Record of the Pilgrim Descendants who early in its History 

settled in Cape May County, and some of their 

children throughout the several States of 

the Union at the present time 

'■ BY 

Rev, Paul Sturtevant Howe, LL, B», Ph, D, 

Member of the Pennsylvania Historical Society 
Member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants 
Member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
Member of the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania 
Member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. 
Past Chaplain General of the Order of Founders and Patriots 
of America 



Copyright, 1921 

ALBERT R. HAND,' Publisher 

Cape May, N. J. 



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Printed and Published by 

ALBERT R. HAND, 

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These Cape May County descendants of the Mayflower 
band have been, until Dr. Howe arrived, a ' ' lost tribe, ' ' many 
of them uninformed of their illustrious origin, others informed 
but indifferent to the interest of the subject. 

In common with the people in many other sections, the 
people of our County have never been sufficiently interested 
in perpetuating the record of the doings of their period, and 
much of local history that would be valuable to present and 
future generations has been lost ; for there have been stirring 
events and great deeds done in our section as in others and by 
our citizens in all of the great war crises which have visited 
the colonies and the nation since the first settlements. 

It is fortunate for history, and equally fortunate for our 
"old families" that Dr. Howe has come among us and applied 
his enthusiasm, his ripe knowledge and trained skill to the 
unravelling of the tangled skein of descents, and establishing 
for all time the ancestry of the numerous families, the records 
of which he has investigated. 

It has taken him many months and upon many journeys, 
for wherever there have been records apt to shed light upon 
his subject, there he has gone, and indefatigably probed, ques- 
tioned and examined. 

This book is the result of these arduous labors and is a 
lasting monument to his sincerity and interest in a subject of 
greatest importance. It is also a permanent and absolutely 
reliable record of incalculable value to this and all succeeding 
generations of the families discussed and a contribution to the 
general history of the nation, whose worth is beyond com- 
putation. 

Dr. Howe, author of this volume, is the son of the Rev. 
Elbridge Gerry Howe, who was the former pastor of one of 
the first off-shoots of the Pilgrim Church, at Plymouth. His 
mother, Mary Soule Sturtevant, was descendant of fourteen 
of the Mayflower passengers, including Captain Myles Stan- 
dish, whose son, Alexander, married Sarah, daughter of John 
Alden and Priscilla Mullins, and had Sarah Standish, who 
married Benjamin Soule, through which marriage the nama 
Soule has been continued in Dr. Howe's family. 



The author's early days were spent in Plymouth County, 
the successive generations of the family having remained 
within a few miles of the first landing place until the last 
Generation. Early in life the author and afterward Trinity 
Academy at Cheshire, Connecticut, attended the Episcopal 
College and the University of New York — his education being 
completed by five years foreign travel in Europe, including 
two winters in Russia a year in the Holy Land, the Orient 
and Northern Africa. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
was conferred upon him in 1919 in recognition of credits ob- 
tained in special post graduate work and an extended thesis 
upon the Early History of the Colony of Plymouth, including 
the Laws of the Colony, and the Polity and Theology of the 
Pilgrim Church. 

Upon his call to the rectorate of the Church of the Advent 
at Cape May, Dr. Howe found the descendants of the Pilgrims 
had long lived here, and that the older families and himself 
had a common ancestor in John Howland, the Pilgrim. This 
volume, the contribution of the author to the community, is 
the result of some three years investigation of the early history 
of the settlement of the county, and the history of the families 
to the present time. It is the most complete genealogical 
record, aside from its special investigation of the various lines 
of IMayflower descent, ever published upon the subject of Cape 
May ancestry, and corrects misleading statements of former 
writers. The genealogical tables are in the most condensed 
form, and no distinction has been made by Dr. Howe between 
the successful and the unsuccessful, the rich and the poor. No 
one has been denied a place in this book whose Pilgrim 
ancestry is clearly proved, and no consideration could bring 
into these lists the names of those who have not a proved claim 
to that much-envied ancestry. 

For those who wish to know in brief of the early his- 
tory of the Pilgrims, the Introduction includes the most con- 
densed statement upon the subject, and the interesting period 
of the migration of the early whalers is outlined, with an 
account of the first years at Cape May. It is the wish of the 
publisher and author that the volume may be a permanent con- 
tribution to the history of our County and the people who 
have gone out from it 

AARON W. HAND, 
County Superintendent of Public Schools 
August 1, 1920 



CONTENTS 

FOREWORD, by Aaron W. Hand, County Superintendent 

of Public Schools, Cape May County. 
INTRODUCTION, the "Wast Book" of Colonel John Gor- 

ham, the Early Settlers of Cape May, the connect 

EARLY VTtLES tTlANd'""-^'' "^^'^"^ ""' ^^^^ ^^' '-'' 

MANUSCRIPTS, DEEDS, WILLS aixd'FAMILY BIBLES ^^'^^ 

OF THE EARLY DAYS __ o? dO 

THE SESSION BOOK OF COLD SPRING PRESBYTER- 
IAN CHURCH, 1804 to 1815, containing the re- 
cord of Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths of that 
Period 

JOHN ROWLAND THE PILGRIM, a brief ^coo'unt "o7th; 
Migration of the Pilgrims from Holland to the 
New World, the Number and Character of the 
Mayflower Passengers, the First Two Years of 

Pilgrim History „„ „ 

GENEALOGICAL RECORD of the Fi;;t""s6tti;rr"of 
Cape May of Pilgrim Stock and their Descendants 

throughout the Country q^ 009 

GENEALOGICAL NOTES relating to the Fl'miUeT'of'S; 

Firsft Settlers 007 0.0 

TOMBSTONES IN COLD SPRING CEMETERY Zltlt 

GENERAL INDEX of Mayflower DescendantsT'pTa7e; 

and Intermarriiages oqq 

ILLUSTRATIONS— ~ 

The Howland Arms, 

Plymouth Rock, facing title page 

Reproduction of Photograph of the Author, facing 



page 



The Mayflower at Anchor in Plymouth Harbour, 

facing page ' gg 

The Standish Monument, facing page I 76 

The Howland House, facing page 38 

Burial Hill, Plymouth, facing page I_I 90 

The Tombstone of John Howland, the Pilgrim, 

facing page ' 93 

Cold Spring Cemetery, facing page 347 

ERRATA— On page 68 for Thomas Cushman read Robert Cushman. 
On page 90 for first date of will of John Howland, 1763, 

read 1673 New Style. 
On page 192 for Nicholas Learning read Nicholas Lennig. 



in (Enpt Mu^ 




REV. PAUL STURTEVANT HOWE, Ph.D. 

Rector of the Church of the Advent, 

Cape May, N. J. 



plgrim S^srritiantH 

' ' The Lost Colony of Mayflower Descendants in Cape May 
County" would be a fitting title for this reverent attempt ta 
show the genealogical connection between the Old Colony of 
Plymouth, where the author was reared, and the County of 
Cape May, where the author is now a resident pastor. And 
in truth for many years the Pilgrim ancestry of our County 
of Cape May was unknown to the outside world, and long for- 
gotten by the descendants (within the County itself. Doubt- 
less, in the early days, letters passed from Hannah Gorham 
Whilldin of Cape May to her brothers and sisters, of whom 
there were ten, in the Old Colony, and it is even possible 
that such letters could be found, as Goodwin says in his Pil- 
grim Republic of like letters in Plymouth County, in old 
garrets and out of the way places where they are not looked 
for. How long the memory of the early home remained, we 
cannot say, but we can be certain Barnstable, the home of the 
Gorhams, and Yarmouth, the home of the Whilldins and El- 
dredges, were not immediately forgotten. As far as the older 
documents relate, no mention is made of the Plymouth an- 
cestry of the settlement, and by the third generation it is 
probable no memory of it was left — the settlers were too busy, 
and perhaps too practical, to think of ancestry. 

The several writers upon the subject of the history of 
Cape May have all overlooked and seemed to have no knowl- 
edge of the most interesting fact in our history — a fact of 
the greatest interest to the student of peoples and their mi- 
grations, namely, that the early settlers of the County brought 
with them the stock of the Pilgrim Fathers of Plymouth and 
that the majority of the older families are, by intermarriage, 
of Pilgrim descent. Here in Cape May a grand daughter of 

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3IAYFL0WER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

the Pilgrim John Howland was buried — the grave un- 
known, probably jwashed away by the encroaching sea — here 
she lived and reared her family, and her descendants are 
many, both here, as well as among the many hundreds who 
have gone out into other parts of our country — some in dis- 
tant States, who do not suspect their Pilgrim ancestry. 

The most complete published genealogical record of the 
county is the work of the Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
entitled "The Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious House- 
holds, from 1711-1891." It contains an account of the 
author's ancestors on both sides, the several collateral lines 
of descent, and his family and descendants to the year 1891, 
yet Dr. Hughes does not show the slightest knowledge of his 
own Pilgrim ancestry, or that of his wife, who family his- 
tory he writes out in detail. Descended from the Pilgrim 
John Howland in two lines, and his wife in still another, he 
was utterly unconscious that he was providing for the student 
and investigator one of the most important contributions to 
the subject of Pilgrim ancestry ever written. In attempting 
this work, I acknowledge my great indebtedness to Dr. 
Hughes' valuable record. Necessarily all the genealogical 
material of "The Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious House- 
holds" is included in this book, the connection with the Pil- 
grim ancestor being indicated and traced out and, as far as 
possible, the several lines being brought down to date, making 
double the material of the original work. In the additional 
notes at the end of the volume, other names and dates are 
given, including the notice of the Lawrence Family, as given 
by Dr. Hughes, although not, as far as known, of Mayflower 
ancestry. Thus all the genealogical material of Dr. Hughes' 
work, now out of print, is included in the records following. 
Miss Eleanor Harris, of Philadelphia, has given me valuable 
assistance in the history of the Whilldin-Edmunds line, and 
Mrs. Joseph C. Eldredge, of Cold Spring, and Mr. Joseph 
Linerd Eldredge, of Philadelphia, have given valuable aid. 
The unpublished work of the late Charles Welsh Edmunds 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

has been at my disposal, through my membership in the 
Pennsj^lvania Historical Society, where Mr. Edmunds' price- 
less work is deposited. 

Stillwell's "Leamings of Cape May" shows the same 
lack of information as to the intermarriages of the family 
the author is describing, and there is no hint that the first 
Thomas Leaming married into the Pilgrim stock, Hannah, 
his wife being fourth in descent from John Howland. On 
this three hundredth anniversary of the Landing of the Pil- 
grims at Plymouth, when all things pertaining to the Pil- 
grims and their descendants are in the thought of the whole 
nation, I express this belief, that there are more descendants 
of the Mayflower in Cape May County, New Jersey, than in 
Plymouth County, IMassachusetts, the landing place. 

The connecting link between the settlement in the Old 
Colony of Plymouth and the settlement at Cape May is the 
manuscript known as the "Wast Book" of Colonel John 
Gorham, written during the Louisburg expedition, 1745, a 
part of (Which document first appeared in the January, 1898, 
number of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, that publication having printed notes of it with other 
interesting records relating to the Gorham family in the 
April and October numbers of 1897. In April 1898, the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register printed a fac- 
simile of the complete document, which is given in this vol- 
ume in so far as it pertains to the subject of Mayflower an- 
cestry in Cape May County. 

By the Peace of Utrecht in 1713, Cape Breton Island was 
given to the French, who at great expense had erected a 
powerful fortress, enclosing and commanding the ample har- 
bor, furnishing a rendezvous for French fleets and privateers 
— an increasing danger to the Nqw England fishermen on the 
Banks. The overthrow of the stronghold was proposed in 
1745, Governor Shirley of Massachusetts having induced the 
legislative body of that Colony to undertake the reduction of 
the threatening fortress. 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

A force of some three thousand six hundred men, mostly 
from Massachusetts under Colonel William Pepperell, ac- 
companied by a fleet of one hundred New England vessels 
and a British squadron under Commodore Warren, carried 
the undertaking through to a triumphant conclusion. The 
investment began April 30, 1745, and the garrison of six- 
teen hundred men surrendered forty-nine days later. The 
part of Colonel John Gorham, the author of the "Wast 
Book," in the capture of Louisburg is related by himself in 
a letter to Sir William Pepperell, Parson's Life of Pepperell, 
page 240 (quoted in New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register, April, 1898) . 



Letter of Colonel John Gorham to Sir William 
Pepperell, and the ** Wast Book " 

Halifax, July 5, 1751. 
"I did your message to our Governor, who since tells 
me he has wrote your honor. I take the freedom to remind 
your honor hojw I came to be in that glorious expedition 
against Louisburg. I was sent up to recruit from Annapolis 
R'oyal, by Governor Mascarene, as that fort was then in great 
danger of falling into the hands of the enemy, and this ex- 
pedition being then in embryo, I was importuned by Gover- 
nor Shirley, and desired by your honor and many more of 
the council, to raise a number of men, and purchase whale 
boats and proceed in the expedition, as I did, upon condition 
of my having the liberty of going home (to England) with 
your honor's packet in my sloop, as soon as the English flag 
should be hoisted at Louisburg. But I was disappointed in 
this, and received no commission in his royal regiment. ^My 
father died, and most of his regiment at Louisburg. But 
I thank you for giving me the Commission of Colonel of my 
father's regiment and now I solicit a letter of recommenda- 
tion abroad, and assistance to carry through my memorial to 
the Legislature of Massachusetts." 

In 1T52 Colonel Gorham 's widow wrote a letter to Gover- 
nor Cornwallis, dated Boston, June 8, in which she says: 
"My dearly beloved husband in his loyal service to the King 
has expended his entire fortune." (Bourne Papers, Harvard 
College Library.) 

While still at Louisburg, in the leisure moments following 
the victory, Colonel Gorham wrote out the history of his 
family, beginning with the ancestor |Who first came from Eng- 

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31 AY FLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

land, and continuing the line down to the marriage of Hannah 
Gorham and Joseph Whilldin, and their removal to Cape May. 
The manuscript is entitled: — 

The Rise of the Family of Gorhams (Louisburg February 
7, 1745-6) taken from Captain George Gorham. 

My Great Great Grand Father and family came out of 
some part of England and lived at Marshfield and had one 
Son Nam'd aftr him John Gorum, alias Gorham — ^Which Son 
aftr Having ]\Iarryed With an Howland and had Severall 
Children Went home to England and Returnd Soone again 
to his family — 

His Father Lived & Died att Marshfield and whats Re- 
markable He was a Joiner and Made his Coffin himself for 
Severall Years before he Died and Used to Keep apples in 
It as a Chest Untill He died & used it. 

The Son John that marrid Desire Howland and Went to 
England Moved from marshfield to Barnstable and Settled 
there In order to begin a Township afterward Called Barn- 
stable. Built mills — tan fatts etc. 

Children — Namly — Sons Jamesi — John — Joseph — jabez 
and Shubell no|W Living. 

Daughters — Elzebeth — maryd a Hallet att Sandwich. 
Temperance maryd Thomas Baxter an old England man. 
Lived at Yarmouth — ■ — Desire Gorham — maryd Capt. Haws 
Yarmouth — having his Leg Cut off Died with it. 

Lydia-Gorham Maryd Coll John Thacher. 

Hannah — maryd a Wheelding boath movd to Cape-may. 

The last line in this extract from Colonel Gorham 's 
"Wast Book" is the connecting link between the Old Colony 
of Plymouth and Cape May. 







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The "Wast Book" of Colonel Gorham 

The ''Wast Book" was for many years among the 
papers of Eben Parsons of Byfield, Massachusetts, who mar- 
ried in May, 1767, Mary 'Gorham, and became the possession 
of his son, Gorham Parsons, upon whose death in 1844, the 
book was handed down through several generations of the 
family, until it came into the possession of Mr. John Gor- 
ham of Cleveland, Ohio. (See New England Historical and 
Genealogical Kegister for April, 1898). 

The "Wast Book" contains one error — Captain John 
Gorham was the son of Ralph, not of John, as Colonel John 
states. This is proved by the record of Plymouth Colony. 

The three facts upon which the Pilgrim ancestry of Cape 
May County rests are stated in this record. 

(I.) Captain John Gorham married Desire Rowland, 
daughter of John Rowland of the Mayflower. From the 
records of Plymouth Colony and other sources we find 
that Desire Rowland, daughter of the Pilgrim, was born 
at Plymouth in 1624, died at Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 
13 October, 1683; married at Plymouth in 1643 to John 
Gorham. Desire came of a large family, the children of her 
parents, John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Rowland, being ten in 
number. There are four John Gorhams named in the "Wast 
Book," which of course must be distinguished. (1) The 
Colonel John Gorham of the Louisburg expedition of 1745, 
the author of the "Wast Book." (2) Ris great-great-grand- 
father, whose son was named for him. (3) The son. Captain 
John Gorham ; but here we find a mistake. Captain John Gor- 
ham |Was as has been said the son of Ralph, not of John. (4) 
John Gorham, the son of Captain Gorham, brother of Ran- 
nah Whilldin, of Cape May. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Colonel Gorham's mistake is not surprising. It is what 
we find everywhere when an attempt is made to record a 
family history from memory, or hearsay, which means rely- 
ing upon the memory of some one else. The Rev. Dr. Daniel 
Lawrence Hughes makes a similar error when he says his 
great-grandfather was Jeremiah Eldredge instead of the 
actual ancestor, Aaron Eldredge, an error which has con- 
fused many, and will be referrel to later in this introduc- 
tion. Through a similar error it was formerly supposed that 
John Rowland married Elizabeth, daughter of Governor 
Carver. The venerable John Howland (descendant of John 
Rowland the Pilgrim) president of the Rhode Island His- 
torical Society, contributed to Thacher's History of Ply- 
mouth, published in 1835, an account of his family, beginning 
in the formal style of the time : — ' ' Unaccountable as it may 
appear, it is unhappily true that very few of those men who 
first arrived from England, and commenced the settlement 
of the New England Colonies, left any memorials for the in- 
formation of their descendants respecting the place of their 
birth or residence in the country they left, or any account of 
those branches of their respective families which they left 
behind." (Thacher's History of Plymouth, page 129.) The 
venerable head of the Rhode Island Historical Society then 
gives for the benefit of posterity the genealogy of his family, 
stating that his ancestor, the Pilgrim, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Governor Carver. When Governor Bradford's 
manuscript was recovered in 1855, after its disappearance for 
eighty years and discovery in the Library of the Bishop of 
London, it was found that John Howland the Pilgrim married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Tilley, and not Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of the first Pilgrim governor, and we have the interesting 
illustration of a president of a historical society who did not 
knqw his own ancestry. Furthermore, the supposed descen- 
dant of the first governor of Plymouth Colony placed a stone 
at the grave of the Pilgrim with the inscription:^ — "Here 
ended the Pilgrimage of John Howland. He married Eliza- 

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3IAYFL0WER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

beth, daughter of Governor Carver," and for a generation 
the stone stood, a monument to John Rowland the Pilgrim, 
and also a monument to the fact that tombstones do not al- 
ways tell the truth. President Rowland died a year before 
Bradford's manuscript was recovered, believing himself to 
be a descendant of Governor John Carver. 

Captain John Gorham was baptized at Benefield, 
Northamtonshire, England, 28 January, 1621, and died of 
a fever after taking part in King Philip's War, 5 February, 
1675-6. A part of the "Wast Book," not included in the 
fac-simile given, states that, "Captain John Gorham was a 
Captain of a Company of English and Indians and Went to 
the Fight of King Philip — or Swamp Narraganset fight and 
there Was Wounded by having his powder Rorn Rit and 
Split against his Side and Wounded — ^and Dyed att Swan- 
sey." 

Re married, as has been said. Desire Rowland, daughter 
of John of the Mlayflower, in 1643, and had eleven children: — 

(1) Desire Gorham, born at Plymouth 20 May, 1644, 
married, as the "Wast Book" shqws. Captain John Raws of 
Yarmouth, who "having his Leg Cut off Dyed with it;" she 
was an ancestor of the writer of this volume. 

(2) Temperance Gorham, born at Marshfield 5 May, 
1646, married Thomas Baxter, "an old England man." 

(3) Elizabeth Gorham, born at Marshfield 2 April, 1648, 
"maryd a Rallett att Sandwich." 

(4) James Gorham, born at Marshfield 28 April, 1650. 

(5) John Gorham, born at Marshfield 20 February, 1651. 

(6) Joseph Gorham, born at Yarmouth 16 February, 
1653. 

(7) Jabez Gorham, born at Barnstable 16 August, 1656. 

(8) Mercy Gorham, born at Barnstable, 20 June, 1658, 
(name omitted in Wast Book). 

(9) Lydia Gorham, born at Barnstable, 11 November, 
1661, "maryd Coll John Thacher." 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE WAY COUNTY 

(10) Hannah Gorham, born at Barnstable 28 November, 
1663, "maryd a Wheelding boath movd to Cape-may" — 
Wast Book. (11. Shubell also mentioned in Wast Book.) 

(II.) The marriage of Hannah Gorham and Joseph 
Whilldin, ''Wheelding," in the Wast Book, and so spelled in 
some of the early Cape May records^ was before 1683, and was 
in Plymouth Colony before the migration to Cape JMay. The 
Yarmouth Whilldins were numerous — the name appearing re- 
peatedly in the early history of the town. The "yarmouth 
Regester for marriages & burialls," preserved in the Ply- 
mouth Colony Records, gives under the date of 1647 the 
name of "henery Wilden maried to Eed — the twentyfift of 
Janu — '," and in 1650 in "yarmouth Regester of ye beirthes 
of children," there is recorded the birth of "Sara Whilden 
born the twenty one of June." In the same register the next 
entry is the record of the birth of Nicolas Eldred (Eldredge), 
August 18, followed by "Sara Eldred (Eldredge) bom Octo- 
ber the tenth." Undoubtedly the Eldredges of Cape May 
County as well as the Whilldins are of the same Yarmouth 
origin. The record of the birth of a daughter to William El- 
dred is in the Yarmouth Register of Births of the date 1648, 
"about the sixteenth" of January. 

(Ill) The third fact established by the "Wast Book" 
makes that manuscript the most important record in the gene- 
alogical history of Cape May County. "Hannah (Gorham) 
maryd a Wheelding boath movd to Cape-may.". The exact 
date of their arrival at Cape and the mode of transportation 
are unknown, and cannot be determined |With certainty — 
whether they made the journey directly from Yarmouth in 
the Old Colony of Plymouth, sailing with other fan\ilies and 
children, a distance of some three hundred miles, requiring 
three to five days in the sailing boats of the time ; whether they 
were a part of the preceding migration to Long Island and 
Connecticut — all this is uncertain. It is certain, however, 

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MATFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

that the whaling industry brought the New England emi- 
grants here. Dr. IMaurice Beesley in his ' ' Sketch of the Early 
History of the County of Cape May" says: "The original 
settlers or those who were here previous to the year 1700 were 
principally attracted (as authors heretofore quoted suffi- 
ciently corroborate) by the inducements held out by the whale 
fishery; and Long Island supplied the principal proportion 
of those who came prior to that time. The names of those who 
were known to be whalers (collected from the secretary's 
office, Trenton and Cape May records, given in note) were: 
Christopher Leamyeng (Leaming) and his son Thomas, 
Caesar Hopkins, Samuel Matthews, Jonathan Osborne, Na- 
thaniel Short, Cornelius Skellinks, (Schellenger), Henry 
Stites, Thomas Hand, and his sons John and George, John and 
Caleb Carman. John Sha|W^ Thomas Miller, William Still well, 
Humphery Hewes (Hughes), William Mason, John Richard- 
son, Ebenezer Swain, Henry Young; and no doubt many 
others." The following act was passed by the Assembly of 
1639: ''Whereas the whaling in Delaware Bay has been in 
so great a measure invaded by strangers and foreigners, that 
the greatest part of oyl and bone received and got by that 
employ, hath been exported out of the Province to the great 
detriment thereof : Be it enacted, that any one killing a whale 
or whales in Delaware Bay, or on its shores, to pay the value 
of one tenth of the oyl to the governor of the Province." 
This was perhaps the first game law of the County. 

In his history of West Jersey, 1698, Gabriel Thomas tells 
us of the whaling and other industries of the County : ' ' The 
commodities of Cape May County are oyl and whale bone, of 
which they make prodigious quatities every year having 
mightily advanced that great fishery, taking great numbers 
of whales yearly. This County, for the general part of it, is 
extraordinary good and proper for the raising of all sorts of 
cattell, very plentiful here, as cows, horses, sheep and hogs, 
&c. Likewise, it is well stored with fruits which make very 
pleasant liquors," (quoted by Dr. Beesley). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

The manuscript of Thomas Learning, born 9 July, 1674, 
died 31 December, 1728, married 18 June, 1702, Hannah Whill- 
din* (Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ John Howland^), 
gives us a still further account of the whaling fishery of the 
early days. — "In July, 1674. I was born at South Hampton 
on Long Island. AVhen I was eighteen years of age (1692) I 
came to Cape May and that winter had a sore fit of the fever 
and flux. The next summer I went to Philadelphia with my 
father Christopher who was lame with a withered hand, which 
held him till his death. The winter following, I went whaling, 
and we got eight whales, and five of them we drove to the 
Hoarskills (near Cape Henlopen), and we went there to cut 
them up, and stayed a month. The first day of May we came 
home to Cape May, and my father was very sick, and the third 
day, 1695, departed this life at the house of Shamgar Hand, 
Then I went to Long Island, stayed that summer and in the 
winter went whaling again, and got an old cow and a calf. 
In 1697, I went whaling again and made a great voyage; and 
in 1697, I worked for John Reeves all summer, and in the 
winter went whaling again," 

David Pieterson De Vries entered Delaware Bay in 1631, 
evidently for the purpose of engaging in the oecupation of 
whaling, and left a small colony near Cape Henlopen, on 
Lewes Creek, naming the settlement Swaanendale, Within 
a few months the infant colony was destroyed by the Indians, 
and De Vries, who had been chosen governor or director, 
found on his return the following year, "only the ruins of 
the house and its pailsades, half consumed by fire, and here 
and there the bones of the colonists." (Bancroft.) He left a 
portion of his party there while he himself spent some time 
in Virginia; but concluding that the undertaking would not 
be a financial success, he carried the latter party back to Hol- 
land in 1634. Nevertheless, De Vries found some whales and 
in his diary makes mention of them: "March 29th, 1633, 
found that our people had caught seven whales; we could 

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MZYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

have done more if we had good harpoons, for they had 
struck seventeen fish and only saved seven. ' ' 

But a more skillful race of followers of the sea were 
being trained in the difficult and hazardous calling of whale 
fishing, and to them and their descendants, some of the old 
stock of the Colony of Plymouth, we owe the discovery of the 
possibility of a successful prosecution of the occupation in 
these waters, and the permanent settlement of the County. 

As early as the 9th century the Norwegians sailed as far 
as Greenland in pursuit of whales, and between the 14th and 
Fifteenth centuries whaling was an important industry of the 
Bay of Biscay and adjoining waters. We read that whales' 
tongues were a considerable article of commerce, and in 1261 
were subjected to a special tax. Upon the decline of the in- 
dustry in the Bay of Biscay, the activities of the whalemen 
were transferred to the northern waters — the coast of Spitz- 
bergen becoming the center of an extensive fishery, conducted 
mainly by the Dutch, who, it is said, supplied all Europe with 
oil during the latter half of the Seventeenth century, em- 
ploying in 1680 as many as 260 ships and about 14,000 men in 
the occupation. From this date the Dutch undertaking began 
to decline, and the business was then taken up in the Eigh- 
teenth century by Great Britian, and encouraged by a gener- 
ous bounty. In time New England became the center of the 
occupation. 

On April 2nd, 1668, an agreement was entered upon the 
records of Easthampton binding certain Indians of Mon- 
tauket in the sum of 10 pounds sterling to accompany a 
whaling expedition on account of Jacobus Skallenger and 
others of Easthampton. The Indians engaged ''to attend 
dilligently with all opportunitie for ye killing of whales or 
other fish, for ye sum of three shillings a day for every In- 
dian : Ye sayd Jacobus Skallenger and partners to furnish all 
necessarie craft and tackling convenient forye designe. " 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

The town of Southampton, Long Island, was settled in 
1640 by colonists who came from Lynn, in Massachusetts 
Bay. Here the ancestors of many of the Cape May County 
families first came — ^the name of Jacobus Skallenger men- 
(tioned above, Stephen Hand, James Loper and John Foster 
appearing on the records of the vicinity. 

We see, then, that the early history of Cape May is 
associated with the whaling occupation, and the first settlers 
came here in pursuit of that calling. 

By 1690, Joseph Whilldin and Hannah Gorham his wife 
with their children were settled here. In 1705, and for three 
years following, Joseph was sheriff of the County, and re- 
peatedly held the office of justice of the peace — evidently he 
became a man of prominence from the first. 

Unlike the early history of the Pilgrim settlement at 
Massachusetts, the beginnings of history in Cape May County 
are involved in obscurity. No chronicler, like Governor 
Bradford, gives a complete history of the times, and the facts 
we are able to gather from diaries and records are fragmen- 
tary and disconnected. Until 1857 no attempt was made to 
write a history of the early days of the County, and to Dr. 
Maurice Beesley we owe the first outline — his careful work 
^s still our authority for the period. Hudson visited Delaware 
Bay August 28, 1609, "but finding the water shoal, and the 
channel impeded by bars of sand he did not venture to explore 
it." Captain Cornelius Jacobese Mey visited our shores and 
explored Delaware Bay in 1623, and to him the County of 
Cape May is indebted for a name. He built Fort Nassau, at 
Timber Creek, the site of which is now unknown. Dr. Beesley 
says, but we now know it was near Gloucester. The first 
record of a transfer of lands from the Indians is of the date 
5th of May, 1630, when on behalf of the Dutch West India 
Company, Samuel Godyn and Samuel Bloemart purchased 
through agents a tract of land sixteen miles square. The pur- 
chase was made of nine resident chiefs. Early settlements 
of Swedes were made along the shore of the Delaware Bay, 

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and Campanius, the Swedish pastor, paid a visit to the 
scattered members of the flock as early as 1648, making the 
following entry in his diary: "On the 16 May,' 1648 having 
obtained a proper passport from the Governor and Council, I 
sailed in the Lord 's name, with my family from Elf sborg, in 
New Sweden on board the ship Swan, and on the 18th came 
into the bay. The distance between Elfsborg and the bay is 
nine miles; and on account of the numerous banks in the 
river, we were three days descending into the bay. On the 
19th we came to Cape May." 

In 1665, the Dutch under the command of Peter 
Stuyvesant sailed from New York in seven vessels with six 
to seven hundred men. Entering the Delaware Bay, they 
captured all the Swedes, took possession of their forts, and 
carried the officers and principal men as prisoners to New- 
York. Some afterwards were taken to Holland. The 
remaining Swedish settlers escaped dsiturbance because of 
their obscure condition, and submitted to their conquerors. 
Dr. Beesley's conjecture that upon the downfall of New 
Sweden, some of the Swedes, chagrined and mortified at a 
defeat so bloodless and unexpected, fled from the arbitrary 
sway of their conquerors, and sought an asylum where they 
could be free to act for themselves, without restraint or 
coercion, as the provincial power of New Sweden had perished 
forever, is hardly sustained by the facts, and the presence 
of scattered Swedish settlers on these shores antedates 
Stuyvesant 's expedition, as the pastoral visit of Campanius, 
eight years before, shows. 



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Early Titles to Land 

By the theory of the English law of the 17th century^ 
the discoveries of the Cabots gave to the British Crown the 
title to all the lands on the eastern coast of North America, 
the Dutch clainm upon the Hudson and the Delaware never 
being expressly recognized by the British government. In 
1606 the London Plymouth Companies acquired a patent to 
the territory now included in New Jersey, in which zone 
either company might claim land, although neither affected 
or attempted to erect permanent colonization. In 1634, King 
Charles I granted New Albion, including the territory of New 
Jersey, to Sir Edmund Ploy den, but no permanent settlement 
was accomplished. The first separation of the land of New 
Jersey from the English crown was on ]\Iarch 12, 1664, (when 
Charles II granted to his brother James, Duke of York, 
certain territories in New England and Long Island "lying 
and being toward the west of Cape Cod," and all the main- 
land from the west bank of the Connecticut to the east side 
Delaware Bay. All this territory was to be held in free and 
common socage as of the manor of East Greenwich, subject 
to the annual rent of 40 beaver skins should they be de- 
imanded. The Duke never came into actual possession of 
his lands, and while the Dutch were still in possession, execu- 
ted, on June 23 and 24, 1664, deeds of lease and release to 
Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret by which they 
acquired "all that tract of land lying and being to the west- 
ward of Long Island and Manhitas Island, and bounded on 
the east part by the main sea and part by Hudson's river, 
and hath upon the West Delaware Bay or River and to the 
northward as far as the northermost branch of the said Bay 
or River of Delaware, which is 41 degrees 40 minutes of lati- 
tude, and crosseth over thence in a straight line to Hudson's 
River in 41 degrees of latitude, which said tract of land is 

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hereafter to be called by the name or names of Nova Cesarea 
or New Jersey. (Columbia University Studies in History, 
Economies and Public Law, Vol. XXX, The Province of New 
Jersey, Edwin P. Tanner, Ph, D.) 

Through the reconquest of the Dutch and the subsequent 
return of the territory to the British crown, the title again 
fell into the hands of the king and was again granted to his 
brother, the Duke of York, including the land of New Jersey. 
(Learning and Spieer— Grants and Concessions). In the 
meantime Berkeley had sold his interest in New Jersey to two 
members of the Society of Friends, John Fenwick and Edward 
Byllenge, for the sum of 1,000 pounds. Carteret received 
a new conveyance to a portion of the former province of New 
Jersey, including all the land north of a line drawn from Bar- 
negat to a certain creek on the Delaware next below Rankokas 
Creek, giving Carteret more than one half of the territory 
which was again called New Jersey. Both Fenwick and Byll- 
enge lost control, through debt, of the land acquired by them, 
the interest of the Society of Friends being cared for by 
William Penn and other friends associated with him. 

Carteret then consented to a new division of the province, 
a line beginning at Little Egg Harbor and running to a point 
on the Delaware in 41 degrees north latitude having been set- 
tled upon as a boundary between the two portions, now called 
East and West Jersey. The document effecting this division 
was signed by Carteret and four representatives of the 
Quakers' interests, and is called the Quintipartite Deed. 

Through the powerful influence of William Penn, the 
doubtful title of the Quaker settlement was finally established 
by a definite grant from the Duke of York, who thereby relin- 
quished title to the entire territory of New Jersey. 

The beginning of proprietary rights in West Jersey, in 
which division our interest from this time centers, |Was in 
March, 167'6, when by the ''Concessions" a definite arrange- 
ment was made by which these rights could be obtained (New 
Jersey Archives, first series, Vol. I, p. 241, and Columbia Uni- 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

versity studies in History, etc., quoted above.) The entire pro- 
vince of "West Jersey was divided into 100 equal parts to be 
known as "properties," and these were to be grouped into 
ten larger divisions known as "tenths." Repeated divisions 
and subdivisions of properties followed — the interests of the 
Quakers predominating, until the time of the death of Byll- 
enge in 1687, when four years later his entire holdings passed 
by purchase into the hands of Dr. Daniel Coxe, who had been 
physician to the Queen of Charles II and also to Anne. "He 
was an energetic and ambitious man whose object at this time 
was apparently to imitate the achievements of William 
Penn," (Columbia University Studies in History, etc., vol, 
XXX, p. 16). Dr. Coxe's ambition went to the extent of 
claiming full jurisdiction over the whole extent of West Jer- 
sey, and on September 5, 1687, he wrote to the proprietors 
stating that though the concessions might be binding upon 
others, he had been assured upon the highest legal authority, 
they were in no way binding upon him. Further, he declared 
that his power of government was as absolute as that of Penn 
o\er Pennsylvania, that he had assumed the title of governor, 
and would exercise its duties with diligence. Dr. Beesley 
says of Dr. Coxe and his holdings: — "In April, May, and 
June, 1691, John Worlidge and John Budd, from Burlington, 
came down the bay in a vessel, and laid a number of pro- 
prietary rights, commencing at Cohansey, and so on to Cape 
May. They set off the larger portion of this county, consist- 
ing of 95,000 acres, to Dr. Daniel Coxe, of London, who had 
large proprietary rights in West Jersey. This was the first 
actual proprietary survey made in the county. In the copy 
of the original draft of these surveys, and of the county of 
Cape May, made by David Jameison, in 1713, from another 
made by Lewis ]\Iorris, in 1706, (which draft is now in my 
possession, and was presented by William Griffith, Esq., of 
Burlington, to Thomas Beesley, of Cape May, in 1812,) Egg 
Island, near the mouth of ^lauriee River, is laid off to Thomas 
Budd, for three hundred acres. Since this survey was miade, 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE 3IAY COUNTY 

the attrition of the waters has destroyed almost every vestige 
of it scarcely enough remaining to mark the spot of its 
former magnitude. Upon this map likewise is laid dO|Wn 
Cape May Town, at Town Bank on the Bayshore, the residence 
of the whalers, consisting of a number of dwellings and a 
short distance above it we find Dr. Coxe's Hall, with a spire, 
on Coxhall Creek, a name yet retained by the inhabitants. As 
no other buildings or improvements are noted on this map, 
than those above mentioned, it is to be presumed that there 
were few, if any, existing except them, at this day. The 
only attraction then was the whale fishery; and the small 
town of fifteen or twenty houses marked upon this map, upon 
the shore of Town Bank, in close contiguity, would lead us 
to infer that those adventurous spirits, who came for that 
purpose, preferred in the way of their profession to be near 
each other, and to make common stock in the operations of 
harpooning, in which, according to Thomas, they seemed to 
be eminently successful." 

Dr. Coxe was a speculator to large extent in colonial land 
claims, but his attempted operations did not find sympathy in 
West Jersey. His claim to governmental control over the 
province met with opposition, and he decided to withdraw 
from the undertaking in that territory, and in 1691 sold out 
the greater part of his interest to a company known as the 
West Jersey Society. By deeds of lease and release, about 
20 properties in West Jersey, together with interests in East 
Jersey and Pennsylvania and New England, passed over to the 
new investors in consideration of 4800 pounds. Sir Thomas 
Lane was its first president, Edmund Harrison its vice- 
president, and Robert Hackshaw treasurer. The purpose of 
the Society as stated in the articles of agreement was "our 
mutual benefit, profit, and advantage" and "the better and 
more orderly managing and improving of the said hereditary 
government, lands and tenements." The stock was divided 
into 1600 equal shares, and the holder of two of these was en- 
titled to the privilege of voting at the annual meeting for the 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

election of officers. The actual business management rested 
in the hands of a committee, which had power to sell and dis- 
pose of all lands. The operations of the Society were directed 
from London, and the Quakers were no longer a controlling 
majority (Columbia University Studies in History, etc., vol. 
XXX, pages 17, 18). 

From this time the new settlers were able to obtain 
title to the land necessary for the development of the slowly 
increasing coraimunity. 

"This sale," saj^s Dr. Beesley, who makes the considera- 
tion 9,000 pounds and the date the 20th of January, 1692, 
"opened a new era for the people of Cape May. As no land 
titles had been obtained under the old regime of the proprie- 
tors, except five conveyances from George Taylor, as agent for 
Dr. Coxe, the West Jersey Society became the medium through 
which they could select and locate the choice of the lands, at 
prices corresponding with the means and wishes of the pur- 
chaser. ' ' 

From Trenton and Cape May records Dr. Beesley gath- 
ered the following lists of purchasers of land, mostly pre- 
vious to 1696, some few (of Dr. Coxe) as early as 1689: — 

Acres Acres 

Christopher Leamyeng 204 William Mason 150 

William Jaeoks 340 Henry Stites 200 

Abigail Pine 200 Cornelius Skellinks 134 

Humphrey Hughes 206 John Richardson 124 

Samuel Matthews 175 Arthur Cresse 350 

Jonathan Osborne 110 Peter Causon 400 

Nathaniel Short 200 John Causon 300 

Caesar Hoskins 250 John Townsend 640 

Shamgar Hand 700 Wm. Golden and Rem Gar- 
Joseph Wheldon (Whilldin) 150 retson 1016 

Joseph Houlding 200 William Johnson 436 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Dorothy Hewit 340 

Thomas Hand 400 

John Taylor 220 

John Curwith 55 

John Shaw, 2 surveys 315 

Timothy Brandreth 110 

John Crawford 380 

Ezekiel Eldridge 90 

Oliver Russel 170 

Samuel Crowell 226 

John Carman 250 

Thomas Gandy . 50 

Caleb Carman 250 



John Page 125 

John Parsons 315 

William Smith 130 

George Taylor 175 

Dennis Lynch 300 

William Whitlock 500 

Jacob S'picer, 2 surveys 1000 

Benjamin Godfrey 210 

Randal Hewit 140 

Elizabeth Carman 300 

John Reeves lOfl 

Benjamin Hand 373 

James Stanfield 100 



The list is of the greatest genealogical interest, and the 
continuation of the same family names in the County to the 
present time is remarkable as contrasted with some parts of 
the County of Plymouth of the Pilgrims, where in many towns 
the names of the first comers have entirely disappeared. 
These persons had settled in the County previous to 1700, 
and the same authority (Dr. Beesley) gives an additional list 
of those who at that date were residing in the County, many 
of whom had acquired land by secondary purchase : — 



Thomas Leamyeng 
Alexander Humphries 
John Briggs 
Abraham Hand 
Shamgar Hand, Jr. 
Benjamin Hand, Jr. 
Daniel Johnson 
Oliver Johnson 
William Hai-wood 
Jacob Dayton 
Richard Haroo 
Jonathan Crossle 
William Lake 
Theirs Raynor 
Thomas Matthews 
William Stillwell 
John Gresse 
Morris Raynor 
Joshua Howell 
Arthur Cresse, Jr. 
William Elackburry 
Daniel Carman 



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Thomas Hand 
Joseph Ludlam, Sen. 
Anthony Ludlam 
Jonathan Pine 
John Wolredge 
John Jervis 
Jonathan Foreman 
Thomas Goodwin 
Jonathan High 
Edward Howell 
George Ci-awford 
Joseph Babcock 
William Dean 
Richard Jones 
John Howell 
Thomas Stanford 
George Noble 
John Wolly 
Peter Cartwright 
Abraham Smith 
John Hubard 
Thom.as Miller 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Joseph Knig-ht Robert Crosby 

John Stilhvell John Fish 

John ELse Lubbart Gilberson 

John Steele Edward Marshall 

James Cresse Thomas Br.ncroft 

William Simpkins Edward Summis 

Thomas Goodwin Henry Gray 

Thomas Clifton Abraham Weston 

Joshua Carman Thomas Going 

William Duboldy Jonathan Edmunds 

James Mai-shall Nicholas Martineau 

John Baily John GarMck 

William Richardson Samuel Matthews, Jr. 

Thomas Foster William Shaw 

Thomas Hewit Robert French 

George Taylor, Jr. ' Jeremiah Miller 

John Dennis Zebulon Sharp 

Isaac Hand William Sharwood 

Daniel Hand John Story 

Jeremiah Hand Richard Townsend 

Joseph Hand Robert Townsend 

It is quite possible we have in these lists New England 
ancestors of hitherto unsuspected interest. Whether "Lub- 
bard Gilberson" is a corruption of some New England name 
which appears early in the history of Plymouth County, or 
whether the name Raynor is of the same family as that of 
the Plymouth pastor, are matters of speculation which we 
have not place to consider. Jacob Spicer's son of the same 
name married first Judith Hughes and second Deborah Hand, 
widow of Christopher Learning, who was the son of Thomas 
and the Hannah Whilldin mentioned below. In the second 
list, Thomas Leamyeng (Leaming) married Hannah Whill- 
din* (Hannah Gorham^, Desire Rowland^, John Howland^ 
the Pilgrim), and had a family of seven children, from whom 
many in Cape May County are descended. 

A John Garliek married Phebe Leaming, daughter of 
Thomas, and the name "Isacer Crafford (Crawford) appears 
among the grandchildren of Joseph Whilldin the second. 

The first settlement was on the bay, and was called Cape 
]\Tay Town, the site of which. Dr. Beesley says, with adjoin- 

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MATFLOWEE DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTl 

Ing land, has been washed away by the attrition of th-e water, 
Aaron Learning the second gives a description of the first 
village, beginning \nth an account of his family, 

''My father's father, Christopher Learning, was an 
Englishman, and came to America in 1670, and landed near 
or at Boston; thence to East Hampton. Tliere he lived till 
about the year 1691, and then leaving his family at Long 
Island, he came himself to Cape IMay, which, at that time, was 
a new county, and beginning to settle very fast, and seemed 
to promise good advantages to the adventurers. Here he went 
to whaling in the proper season, and at other times worked at 
the cooper's trade, which was his occupation, and good at this 
time by reason of the great number of ,whales caught in those 
days, made the demand and pay for casks certain. He died 
of a pleurisie in 1696. His remains were interred at a place 
called Cape ]\Iay Town, was situated next above now New 
England Town Creek, and contained about thirteen houses; 
l)ut, on the failure of the whale fishery in Delaware Bay, it 
dwindled into common farms, and the graveyard is on the 
plantation now owned by Ebenezer Newton. At the first 
settlement of the county, the chief whaling was in Delaware 
Bay, and that occasioned the town to be built there, but there 
has not been one house in that town since my remembrance. 
In 1734 I saw the graves; Samuel Eldredge showed them to 
me. They were then about fifty rods from the Bay, and the 
sand was blown to them. The town was between them and 
the water. There were some signs of the ruins of houses. ' ' 

It is probable the first graves were not marked by stones, 
and the first village of the settlers of Cape May has long been 
swallowed up by the encroaching sea. 

Before the death of the last survivor of the Pilgrim band 
descendants of the IMayflower had built homes and established 
themselves in Cape May County. Mrs. IMary Allerton Cushnian, 

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MAYFLOWEB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

the last of the Pilgrims, died in 1699, at the age of 90. She was 
the wife of Elder Tliomas Cushman, the second of the three 
succeeding ruling elders of the Pilgrim Church, namely, Elder 
Brewster, Elder Cushman, Elder Faunce, the office becoming 
extinct in the Pilgrim Church with the death of the last named 
in 1745, aged 99. Mary Allerton, afterward Mrs. Cushman^ 
was eleven years of age when the Mayflower came to anchor 
in Plymouth Harbor, Her memory reached back to the 
first steps in the proposed migration from Holland, and she 
lived to see the union with Massachusetts Bay in 1692, when 
the Pilgrim Colony came to an end. By 1685 descendants of 
the Mayflower were settled on the coast of Maine and in 
Connecticut. Hannah Gorham, the granddaughter of John 
Howland with her husband, Joseph Whilldin, had settled in 
Cape May by 1690, and it is probable this was the most dis- 
tant point colonized (in part) by Pilgrim descendants at this 
time. 



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Manuscripts, Deeds, Wills and Family Bibles 
of the Early Days 

Joseph "Whilldin* (Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ 
John Howland^ the Pilgrim) made his will 16 March, 1748, 
naming his wife, Abigail; sons, Matthew, James and David; 
daughters, Hannah, Rachel and Loes; also deceased 
daughter Mercy's children, Ellis and Judith; grandsons, 
*'Memukin" Hughes, Willman, and **Isecar" Crafford. 
Joseph Whilldin died two days after making the will and the 
instrument was proved 30 Marcli, 1748, the inventory 26 
April, and the accounting 19 May of the same year. Abigail, 
Joseph's second wife, was not the mother of the children 
named. His first wife was Mary Wilmon, born 1698, died 8 
April, 1743. Hannah married Ellis Hughes, whose will 
names five children, Ellis, Memucan, Jesse, Constantine, 
David. The Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., in an 
article on the "Hughes of Cape May," states that Ellis 
Hughes, whom he calls Ellis the first, and Memucan were 
the sons of John and Martha. The following deed shows that 
Ellis was the father of Jesse, that Jesse's wife was Mary or 
Molly, that at the time of the making of the deed, 20 August 
1768, the Ellis who was living signed his name Ellis Hughes 
"Junior," and that Ellis Senior made a will of the date 9 
May, 1751. The deed is in the possession of Mrs. Aaron W. 
Hand, of Cape May, who has kindly placed it in my hands for 
examination. 

DEED OF JESSE HUGHES AND MARY HIS W^IFE 
TO MEMUCAN HUGHES 

"This Indenture made this Twentieth Day of august in 
the Eighth year of Reign of George the third King of Great 
Britain and in the year of our Lorde one thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Eight Between Jesse Hughes of the 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

County of Cape May of the one part and moley his wiie 
the Same and Memncan Hughes of the oth«r part Witnesseth 
That the Said Jesse Hughes and moley his wife for and In 
Consideration of the Sume of Seventy two Pounds in hand 
paid By the Said Memuean Hughes the Receipt "Where of 
they the said Jesse and his Wife ]\Iary doth her By (ac- 
knowledge) themself fully Satisfied and By these presents 

doth Grant Bargain and sell Alien Enfeaf and Confirm unto 
the said Memuean Hughes his heirs and assigns for Eaver All 
that Messuage tenement which was Given him by the Death 
of his father Ellis Hughes whose will Baireing Date the Ninth 
day of May one thousand Seven Hundred and fifty one among 
other things Gaive unto his son Jesse Forty Eight Acre of 
upland and mash Which he Bought at Public Sale of the 
Estate of Levi Eldredge Late of Cape May deceased adjoining 
his other Land and to Land of James Whilldin Esquire to 
have and to hold to him the said Jesse his heirs and assigns 
for Eaver A Recital Being had to the said will Will more 
fully appear and By Vertue of a write derected to Jeremiah 
Hand high Sheriff he did take and Sell the Saime forty Eight 
acres of upland and mash Beginning at James Whilldin corner 

' Containing forty Eight acres of upland 

and mash Be the same more or Less With in the Above Boun- 
derys and the said Jesse haith Sold and the Right and Estate 
title Interest Claime and Demand Whatsoever of them that 
the Said Jesse Hughes and mary his Wife of in and to the 
same premises of in and to Every parte and parcel their of to 
have and hold unto the Said Memuean Hughes his heirs and 
assigns for eaver together with all the mines Woodsunder 
Woods Hunting Hawking Fowling fishing Ways and Waters 
Watercourses in any ways Belonging theire to and also they 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Jesse Hughes Now liaith Good right full power and Lawful 
authority in his own Right to Grant Bargan and sell and 
Convey the Above premises unto Memuean Hughes his heirs 
and assignsi 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of 

Silas Hand Jesse Hughes (seal) 

Ellis Hughes Junior 

heir 
Mary X Hughes (seal) " 
marke 

The following is an abstract of the will of Ellis Hughes. 
The contention that Mary, sister of Hannah, was the mother 
of Ellis Hughes will be further discussed in the genealogical 
notes at the end of this volume. That Memuean and Ellis 
Hughes were grandchildren of Joseph Whilldin 2nd and are 
of Mayflower descent cannot be disputed. 

1751, May 16. — Hughes, Ellis, of Cape May, New Jersey, 
will of. Wife, Hannah. Children — Mecuman, Jesse, Ellis, 
Constant, David. "The plantation whereon I dwell. Lower 
Precinct of Cape May, near a place called New England." 
Witnesses- — Mary Ross^ Ellen Hand, Jacob Spicer, Nathan 
Eldredge. 

Proved, Feb. 4, 1752. 

Inventory — £149-11-5. Appraisors^ — John Eldredge, and 
James Whilldin. Cape May Wills, 160 E. 

Samuel Eldredge, "Esq., of Cape May, yeoman," made 
his will 23 September, 1742, mentioning his wife, Mercy 
Leaming^, (Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland-, John Howland^ the Pilgrim) ; his eldest son, Sam- 
uel, to whom he gives the plantation on which he lived, also 
one hundred acres of land, "and my negro man York." He 
further gives direction that ten pounds is to be paid to his 

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youngest daughter, Sarah Eldredge, ''when she will be 17." 
To sons Aaron and Jacob large tracts of land are given, and 
provision is made for an unborn child. Dr. Hughes was mis- 
taken when he stated at the beginning of the Eldredge gene- 
alogy that his grandfather, Aaron Eldredge was the son of 
Jeremiah Eldredge, and the whole genealogy of the family 
has been upset by this error, copied and repeated by others. 
The Jeremiah Eldredge whom Dr. Hughes supposed to be his 
great-grandfather never had children. He was the brother 
of Aaron Eldredge (1st), and the son of Samuel Eldredge 
and Mercy Leaming, and married his first cousin, Lydia 
Leaming. The father of Aaron Eldredge who married Han- 
nah Langdon was Aaron Eldredge 1st and not Jeremiah El- 
dredge, as stated in Dr. Hughes' work; in fact. Dr. Hughes 
later acknowledged the error, and in a letter says: "Samuel 
Eldredge and his wife, Mercy Leaming Eldredge, are said to 
have come to Cape M>ay with his father-in-law, Thomas Lea- 
ming, (date uncertain). Aaron Eldredge, their oldest son, 
who married Elizabeth Stillwell the daughter of Richard 
Still well, (an elder of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church,) 
and Sarah Hand Stillwell, was my great-grandfather and not 
Jeremiah Eldredge, their second son, who miarried his first 
cousin Lydia Learning^ the daughter of Thomas Leaming, 
and had no children." 

In another letter Dr. Hughes says: "It is plain^ — Aaron 
Eldredge 1st is our great ancestor." He further writes: 
"Samuel Eldredge, our ancestor married Mercy Learning. 
They had three sons — Aaron 1st, Jeremiah (a Colonial Judge, 
who married Ms first cousin, Lydia Leaming) and Eli El- 
dredge." It will be observed that the error of Dr. Hughes 
in his "Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious Households" does 
not affect the ancestry of the Eldredge family, as far as the 
Mayflower line is concerned. It does not matter whether the 
father of Aaron 2nd was Jeremiah, as Dr. Hughes first gave 
it, or Aaron 1st as corrected by Dr. Hughes' later letter — in 
either case Aaron 2nd was the grandson of Mercy Leaming, 

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MATFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE M\AY COUNTY 

but there was no third Aaron, as Dr. Hughes supposed at 
first. 

Through the courtesy of i\Irs. Irvin Eldredge, of Cape 
]\Iay, I have made an examination of the Eldredge Bible, 
now in her possession. The date is ''London 17T3," (first 
date before the Book of Common Prayer and administration 
of the Sacraments, bound up with the Bible in the same vol- 
ume). The Holy Bible is of the date 1783, Clarendon Press, 
Oxford. The birth of Aaron Eldredge 2nd and that of his 
wife are the first entries: 

"Aaron Eldredge was born the 13th day of June 1771. 

"Hannah Eldredge was born December 22nd, 1774. 

"Jeremiah Eldredge the first son of Aaron and Hannah 
Eldredge was born the 14th day of July, Sunday, 1793. 

"Aaron Eldredge was born June 6th, Saturday, 1795. 

"Aaron Eldredge and Hannah Langdon were married 
on the 17th day of October 1792. Joseph Eldredge and 
Ann West were married on the 22nd day of September 183U 
— By the Rev. Israel Townsend at Cape May." 

Then follows the record of the death of Aaron and 
Hannah Eldredge: 

"Aaron Eldredge departed this life on August 21st, 
1819. 

"Hannah Eldredge departed this life 6 June 1836." 

The earlier entries are evidently made by a quill pen, 
and are remarkable illustrations of the good penmanship of 
the forefathers. 

The other entries agree with the record given in Dr. 
Hughes' work, and are included in the genealogical tables of 
this work. 

That Aaron Eldredge, husband of Hannah Langdon, 
was the son of Aaron the first is proved by a deed of Par- 
sons Leaming, Charlotte (Eldredge) his wife, Aaron El- 
dredge and Sarah Eldredge to Aaron Edmunds and Lydia 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE 3IAY COUNTY 

(Eldredge) his wife, dated August 30, 1792, of which the 
following is an extract (Recorded at Cape May Court 
House) : — 

To all persons to whome these presents shall come or may 
concern. 

Know ye this thirtieth day of August in the year of Our 
Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Ninety two Between 
Persons Learning Charlotte his wife Aaron Eldredge and 
Sarah Eldredge all of the County of Cape May and State of 
New Jersey of the one part and Aaron Edmunds and Lydia 
his wife of the same place of the other part. Whereas 
Aaron Eldredge of the Lower Precinct of the County of 
Cape May and Elizabeth his Wife, late deceased, both Dying 
Intestate, and being Posessed of Lands in their own fee 
Simple Right Situate in the Lower Precinct of the County 
aforesaid (to say) the said Aaron Eldredge now Deceased 
was in his lifetime Posessed of the plantation whereon he 
lived at the time of his Death Situate at Cold Spring * * * * 
which his Heirs agreed mutually to sell, and the said Eliza- 
beth his Wife died Posessed of a Plantation Situate * * * * 
all which said Land Descended to their four Children, viz., 
to Charlotte the wife of Persons Learning, to Lydia the wife 
of Aaron Edmunds, to Aaron Eldredge and Sarah Eldredge 
agreable to a Law of New Jersey * * * *, 

Aairon Edmunds married first Lydia Eldredge, date of 
marriage, 25 June, 1790; he married second Sarah, older 
sister of Lydia, date of marriage, 3 June, 1798. 

Mrs. Dr. Mecray has kindly permitted the author to 
examine the following record from a family Bible in her 
possession. The Bible was printed in Worcester, INlass., by 
Isaiah Thomas, and the date is 1801. At the foot of the 
first page of the New Testament the following note of the 
death of Thomas Eldredge is written: "Thomas Eldredge 
died January 29th, A. D. 1849, aged 51 years 8 days old." 

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On the following page the record proper begins, with a list 
of births: ''William. Eldredge was born November the 1st 
day, in the year of Our Lord A. D. 1759. 

"Judith Corson was born August, the 8th day — A. D. 
1759." 

"Births of the Children: 

"Enoch Eldredge was born on Monday the 22nd day of 
March, A. D. 1779. Jeremiah Eldredge was born on Satur- 
day, December the 16th, 1780. i\Iary Eldredge was born on 
Friday, the 25th day of February, 1785. Hannah Eldredge 
was born on Saturday, the 20th October— 1787. Judith El- 
dredge was born on Saturday, the 1st day of May — 1790. 
William Eldredge was born on Sunday, the 25 day of De- 
cember 1791. Elizabeth Eldredge was born May the 21st 
day — 1794. Thomas Eldredge was born January the 21st — 
1798. John Bennett was bom Friday, September the 7th — 
1798." 

On the opposite page of the beginning of St. Matthew's 
Gospel the following is written: "Harriet W. Eldredge was 
born Thursday December 20, 185T;" and a note pinned to 
the page reads : ' ' IMarried, Hannah, daughter of William and 
Judith Eldredge to John Mecray, April 2nd, 1805." A note 
at the side of the same page reads: "Judith Eldredge died 
August 26, 1831." 

As seen from the above record, John Mecray married 
Hannah Eldredge, 2 April, 1805. James IMecray, their son, 
married IMary Ann Mulford; their son, James, married 8 
November, 1865, Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes, who was 
bom 4 April, 1844, her husband, Dr. James Mecray, was 
born 21 February, 1842. Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes is 
a descendant of John Howland, the Pilgrim, the line run- 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ning back to the Mayflower through the generations follow- 
ing: The mother of Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes was Eliza- 
beth Sehellenger, bom 7 May, 1817, died 14 April, 1844, 
married 9 March 1839, to Albert Henry Hughes, who was 
born 8 January, 1812. The last named was the son of 
Humphrey Hughes and Hetty Williams, the Pilgrim ances- 
try running back through the mother of Humphrey Hughes, 
Jane Whilldin (widow of Humphrey Hughes, Sr.), Jane 
Whilldin^, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Howland^, John Howland the Pilgrim. 



34 



Descendants of Priscilla Learning 

On the Sugar Company's property, facing Holly Beach, 
between Taylor's Creek and Wildwood bridge, beyond Ben- 
nett station, near Rio Grande, there is near the meadows, 
surrounded by the scrubby second growth, a grave and a 
stone bearing the inscription: — 

MARGARET LEAMING 

October 22nd, 1764 
Aged 24 

The mother of ilargaret was Priscilla Learning, whose 
ancestors run back to the Pilgrim John Howland as follows: 
Hannah Whilldin*, mother of Priscilla, who married the first 
Thomas Leaming, born at South Hampton, L. I., 9 July, 1674, 
died 31 December, 1723, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, 
John Howland^ Priscilla Leaming, mother of Margaret, 
married twice, first John Stites, second Jacob Hughes, the 
ancestor of Dr. Daniel Hughes, and many now living in the 
county. By her first marriage (to John Stites) she had a 
daughter, JMargaret Stites, who on the 3rd of March, 1763, 
married Jonathan Leaming, son of Aaron the 2nd, as sliown 
the Diary of Aaron Leaming the 2nd, 1770 : — 

"My oldest child m(arried March 3rd, 1763, to Margaret 
Stites, the only child of John and Priscilla Stites (both de- 
ceased) by her he had a daughter Priscilla, born the 9th of 
October, 1764 at 45 minutes past ten o'clock in the night 
and the 22nd of October, 1764 about 3 in the morning the 
said Margaret died." 

This is the history of JMargaret Leamdng, who lies in the 
neglected grave. How remarkably the names of the early 
settlers are repeated through the intermarriages of the fejW 
families of the first years evidently without injury to the 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

stock is shown by the marriage of Margaret's daughter, 
Priscilla, whose marriage to Humphrey Stites, in three gen- 
erations, brings the family name back to the starting point. 

From an earlier entry in the diary we have the follow- 
ing account of the family of Thomas Learning : — 

"Thomas Leaming married Hannah daughter of Joseph 
Whilldin the Elder, and had— - 

Esther, married William Eldredge. 

Mercy, married Samuel Eldredge. 

Jane, married William Doubleday. 

Phebe, married John Garlick. 

Priscilla, married first John Stites, and after his death, 
Jacob Hughes, 

Christopher, married Deborah Hand. 

Thomas, Mary Elizabeth Leaming." 

But the interesting fact we have discovered is this, that 
the grandmother of Priscilla, who married Humphrey Stites, 
married as her second husband Jacob Hughes, the great- 
grandfather of the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Hughes. Mrs. Priscilla 
Hughes, wife of Jacob Hughes, was buried in Cold Spring 
Cemetery, the inscription on her tomb reading: "Died Sep- 
tember 21, 1758, aged 48." Dr. Hughes reckoned back from 
the date of her death, making her birth in the year of 1710. 

In Thomas Leaming 's Anecdotes, printed in Stillwell, 
432" (Vol. 3) we find the date of the birth of Priscilla, 
daughter of Thomas and Hannah Leaming, confirming our 
conclusions as to the identity of the two Priscillas, Priscilla 
Leaming was born 15 June, 1710, and is the Mrs. Priscilla 
Hughes who lies in Cold Spring Cemetery, the ancestress of 
Dr. Hughes and mjany of that name now living in Cape May 
County. 

Jacob Hughes, son of Jacob and Priscilla Leaming 
Hughes, born 9 August, 1746, died 20 March, 1796, married 
Ann Lawrence (daughter of Rev. Daniel Lawrence) who 
was born in August 1753. She married second Jeremiah 
Edmonds, and died 27 November, 1817. 

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The Wife of Ellis Hughes 

The author has received the following note accompany- 
ing a copy of the record of the family Bible of Franklin 
Davenport Edmunds and Ann Marshall Edmunds, his wife: 

"Rev. Dr. Howe:— 

' ' The following is written on a fly-leaf between the old 
and new Testaments of the family Bible of Franklin D. and 
Ann M, Edmunds, in front of the Registry of 'Marriages,' 
'Births,' and 'Deaths'; it is written in the hand of my grand- 
father, Franklin D. Edmunds. 

' ' The Bible is not dated, but was published by Joseph N. 
Lewis, at Baltimore. After the marriage of Mary Jane Ed- 
munds, daughter of Franklin D. and Ann M. Edmunds, to 
Joel Cook, Jr., the family records are in the handwriting of 
the latter, up until the last two years when I have made the 
entries. 

Very truly, 

Franklin D. Edmunds, 
son of Henry Reeves and Ann (Welsh) Edmunds; grand- 
son of Franklin D. and Ann M. Edmunds." 

The following is the memorandum referred to above :^ 
"Ellis Hughes departed this life 
on the 16th day of April, 1817, 
in his 72nd year. 
His father's name was Ellis 
and his mother's name was 
Hannah, of Welsh descent. 
I have understood they 
first settled on Long Island and 
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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

finally on Cape May at 'New- 
England" on what is now better 
known as 'Town Bank.' 
Memo of 

Thomas H. Hughes, 
grandfather to 

F. D. Edmunds." 

The involved problem of the genealogical interpretation 
of the will of Joseph Whilldin^ will be further discussed in 
the genealogical notes at the end of this volume; briefly the 
facts of the record, agreeing with the conclusions of the late 
Major Charles Welsh Edmunds, whose careful work has been 
consulted, are as follows, resting upon the foregoing docu- 
ments: — Joseph Whilldin*, (Hannah Oorham^, Desire How- 
land^, John Rowland^ ), names in his will (see page 27) his 
daughter Hannah and his grandson Memucan (Memukin) 
Hughes. The will of Ellis Hughes (page 29) names his wife 
Hannah and his son Memucan Hughes. Hannah survived her 
husband, and Ellis, born after Memucan, and expressly called 
by Rev. Dr. Hughes the brother of Memucan, was also the son 
of Hannah. 



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The Will of Jacob Hughes, 2nd 

Jacob Hughes 2nd was born on the 9 of August, 1746, 
and died on the 20 of ]\Iarch, 17'96, and was buried in Cold 
Spring Cemetery. Through the courtesy of Mr. Harry 
Hughes the writer has been permitted to examine Jacob 
Hughes' will, an instrument of great interest in confirming 
the Pilgrim genealogical record. (See page 36.) 

The will begins: "The Will of Jacob Hughes of the 
County of Cape IMay," and the date is 1795, but the last page 
is missing. Mention is made of his wife Ann (Lawrence), 
his sons, Jacob, Jeremiah, James R., Daniel; and of his 
daughters, ]\Iary and Elizabeth. The testator was a man of 
large wealth and influence in the community, as- shown by the 
disposition of his several plantations, and the evident extent 
of his household. Except in the case of his son Daniel, the 
several plantations are given to the son named and his male 
heirs forever, to daughters and heirs. The following extracts 
show the unusual wealth of the testator and throw light upon 
a little kno\\Ti fact in the domestic life of the ancestors : 

' ' I give unto my daughter Mary Hughes a Legacy of One 
Hundred and Fifty Pounds and my negro wench Patience. 

' * I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hughes a Legacy of 
Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, and my negro wench 
Dinah. 

"I give unto my son Daniel Hughes One Hundred and 
Fifty Pounds and my negro boy Julius. 

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M At FLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTY 

''I give unto my son Jacob Hughes my negro man 
Zedebiah (Zebediah). 

"I give unto my son James R. Hughes a Legacy of One 
Hundred and fifty pounds and my negro Toney. ' ' 

The mother of Jacob Hughes 2nd was Priscilla Leaming, 
daughter of Hannah Whilldin* (Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^ John Howland^ the Pilgrim), as already given. 
(See page 36). 

Ann Lawrence, wife of Jacob Hughes 2nd was born in 
August, 1753, died 27 November, 1817, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). She was the daughter of the Rev. Daniel 
Lawrence and his wife Sarah, whose tombstones are in the 
above named cemetery. A biographical history of the family 
is given on page 14 of "The Divine Covenant Fulfilled in 
Pious Households" by the Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, 
and in the notes following the genealogical record of the 
family will be given. 



40 



The Session Book of the Lower Township 
of Cape May, New Jersey 

On the occasion of the one hundred and seventy-fifth 
anniversary of the origin and founding of the Cold Spring 
Presbyterian Church, Cape May County^ New Jersey, on 
September 26th, 1889, the Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, who 
delivered the historical address said: — 

" Unfortunately we cannot tell exactly the date of the 
origin or founding of the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. 
It is greatly to be regretted that no church or sessional records 
can be found for over one-third of a century from its be- 
ginning until the installation there of the Rev. Daniel Law- 
rence in 1754. We are told that the first records of the 
church available date from this period and that after 1808, 
the church records were preserved; but where they are with 
others that have been misplaced or consumed I know not. ' ' 

The historical address was afterwards published with 
"A Chronological List of Persons Buried at Cold Spring 
Cemetery", and in a footnote on the sixth page we read: 
"On May 12th, 1804, under the pastorate of Rev. David 
Edwards, he having accepted a call presented to him from 
the Cape May Church in 1804. The session was composed 
of Rev. David Edwards and Messrs. Matthew Whilldin, James 
Whilldin, Robert Edmunds, John Stites^ and John Yates, 
Elders. 

"The minutes in this small 'copy book' closed with some 
baptisms on May 19th, 1804, and the session unanimously 
agreed to procure another book, better fitted for the purpose, 
Which was done, said to be 'quarto bound with parchment'. 

Signed by David Edwards. 
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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

"There has been no knowledge of this 'quarto bound with 
parchment,' since the death of Mr. Edwards in 1813, but 
that it was faithfully kept is now known, for in the winter 
of 1903 the workmen who were moving the house formerly 
occupied by the Rev. :Moses Williamson, for forty-four years 
a beloved pastor of the church, found the book with others, 
under the eaves where it had lain many years. 

" It was my privilege to see this book in February 1904, 
and recognizing at once its value to the Presbyterian Church, 
and also to all descended from the people mentioned therein, 
I made a literal copy of the entire book so it could be pub- 
lished and reach a larger number of those interested. 

"Mr. Edwards wrote in a clear flowing hand, no blots 
nor erasures marring the entire book. 

"The entry of marriages and his own signature vary but 
little until the year 1812, when there is so much variety that 
one may suspect that the warlike times affected even Session 
Books. 

"He recorded three deaths in December, 1813, including 
his wife's on December seventh: and his own death on Decem- 
ber thirtieth of the same year, was recorded by another hand. 

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Lawrence Hughes failed in his 
evident purpose of publishing this valuable genealogical 
record and did not suspect that the material contained therein 
was largely a record of Pilgrim descendants in the County, 
but the importance of the Session Book was recognized by 
the ]\Iassachusetts Society of JMayflower Descendants, and in 
1906 published at Boston in the official quarterly magazine of 
that Society, having been contributed by IMrs. Annie Crowell 
Rand. It is now for the first time printed in this State. 

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The Record of Marriages 

David Edwards, Pastor. 

The record of marriages solemnized by David Edwards 
in the Lower Township of Cape May. And this record 
has peculiar reference to those belonging to his own congre- 
gation — directly or indirectly, that is to say, that one or the 
other of the parties belonging to, and resided within the 
bounds of the congregation. 

11 ]\Iarried by D. E. Febry 2nd 1804 Stephen Pierson Jun 

to Elizabeth Reeve. 

12 March 15th Married Robert Hanley to Ella Bradford 

— D. E. 

13 l\Iay 16th ]\Ilarried Zacheus Ray to Ann Pierson — D. E. 

14 ]\Iay 17th INIarried Joseph Smith to Ronami Shaw — D. E. 

15 July 30th Married Robert Corgee to Phebe Schellenger 

— D. E. 

16 August 17th Married George Cresse to Judith Swain 

-^D. E. 

17 Nov 4th Thos Hand (Married) to Laviza Hand— D. E. 

18 Nov 12th Married Dr. Dl. Hughes to Charlotte Bennet 

— D. E. 

19 Nov 20th ^Married Reuben Foster to Nancy Edmunds 

— D. E. 

20 Nov 21st :Married Samuel Thomas to Sarah Swain — D. E. 

21 Febry 9th, 1805, Married Enoch Eldridge to Elizabeth 

Eldridge— D. E. ^ 

22 Feb 24th Married Elisha Hand to Phebe Willis— D. E; 

23 March 18th INIarried George Hand to Experience Smith 

— D. E. t 

24 April 9th Married John Marcay (sic) to Hannah 

Eldredge— D. E. 

25 July 3rd 1805 Married Ezra Hand to Mary Wliite— D. E. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

26 Nov 30th Married Phillip Bemiet to Susannah "Weithman 

— D. E. 

27 Dec 24th Married Elijah Hays to Hannah Foster— D. E. 

28 Janry 29th Married John Church to Elizabeth Hughes 

— D. E. 

29 Febry 1st 1806 Married Glasco Wms to Emy Frederick 

— D. E.— Colored People. 

30 Ditto Married Win Coachman to Bina Aimer — D. E, 

31 Feb 8th Married Nathl Hand to Rachel Hughes— D. E. 

32 May 15th Married Caleb Woolson to Nancy Reeve — D. E. 

33 Jan 28th 1807 Married Dd Russel to Sarah Robinson 

— D. E. 

34 Feb 13th Married John Shaw to Hannah Wicks^D. E. 

35 March 10th IMarried Dd Yates tx) Elizabeth Hughes 

— D. E. 

36 Oct 9th Married George Taylor to Naomi Hughes — D. E. 

37 Nov 28th Married Wm Hughes to Elizabeth Buck— D. E. 

38 Jan 14th 1808 Married Isaac Vanmeter to Sarah Buck 

— D. E. """""^ 

39 Feb 17th Married Jacob Hand to Laviza Clark— D. E. 

40 March 22nd Married James Schellinger to Lydia Whill- 

din— D. E. 

41 April 13th Married Thos. Pierson to Sarah Reeve — D. E. 

42 April 22nd Married Jacob Epler to Mary Clark— D. E. 

43 April 26th Married Downs Edmunds to Elizabeth Stil- 

well— D. E. 

44 June 10th 1808 Married Joseph Ware to Harriet Whill- 

din— D. E. 

45 Aug 24th IMarried John Ames to Sarah Connell — D. E. 

46 Oct 20th Married Dd Reyons to Nancy Aimer — D. E. 

47 Jan 16th 1809 Married Gideon Palmer to Ruth Hand 

— D. E. 

48 Feb 2nd Married Harvey Teal to Sarah Bacon^D. E. 

49 March 7th Married Isaac Whilldin to Mahala Edmunds 

— D. Edwards 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE 31 AT COUNTY 

50 ]\Iay 14tli Married Stephen Stimpson to Sophia Corgee 

51 June 18th Married James Thompson to Mary. Swain 

— D. Edwards 

52 Ditto Married David Swain to Elizabeth Corson — D. E. 

53 Aug 5th Married Saml Richardson to Elizabeth Eldridge 

— D. E. 

54 Dec 5th IMarried Lieutenant Joshua Townshend to Sarah 

Schellenger — 

55 Dec 12th IMarried by D. Edwards James Townshend to 

Elizabeth Schellenger. 

56 Dec 17th 1809 Married Jonathan Crawford to Hannah 

Crowell— D. E. 

57 Feb 10th 1810 Married Capn James Swain to Elizabeth 

Swain — D. E. 

58 Llarch 10th 1810 Married Enos Schellenger to Eliza Mills 

— D. E. 

59 April 1st, 1810 Married Peter Humphreys to Marriah Cox 

— ^people of colour 

60 :May 15th 1810 Married John Ross to Rachel Hand— D. E. 

61 June 21st 1810 Miarried Stevens Stimpson to Phebe Cor- 

gee — D. E. 

62 Julj^ 11th 1810 Married Harvey Hand to Catherine Swain 

— D. E. 

63 Aug 20th 1810 Married Evin Edmonds to Anna Hand 

— D. E. 

64 Nov 13th 1810 Married Thos Pierson to Nancy Bancroft 

— D. E. 

65 Nov 20th 1810 Married John Steward to Harriet Hand 

— D. E. 

66 Dec 18th 1810 Married Robert Parsons to Elizabeth Ed- 

munds — D. E. 

67 April 8th 1811 Married Thomas Buck to Luzinda Gilbert 

— D. E. 

68 Sept 24th, 1811, Married Reuben Swain to Sarah Reeds 

(sic)— D. E. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

69 March 16th 1812 Married Isaac Smith Esq to Miss Judith 

Hand^D. E. 
TO April 8th 1812 Married John Bancroft, Junr to Deborah 

Kent— D. E. 

71 May 6th 1812 Married Jacob Corson to Lois Yates— D. E. 

72 May 18th 1812 Married Jesse Crammer to Sarah Rankins 

— D. E. 

73 June 25th Married John Church to Mary Taylor— D. E. 

74 Married Ezekiel Stevens on Monday the 15th of June 1812 

to Lois Higgins — D. E. 

75 Married Matthew Hand on the 21st of July 1812 to 

Rhodda Hughes, — D. E. 

76 Married by the subscriber Rd Schellenger to Hannah 

Buck on the 24th of Oct 1812. 

77 Married on the 24th of Dee 1812 Stephen Pierson to 

Christiana High — D. E. 

78 Dec 25th 1812 Married John Shaw to Martha Clark— by 

me David Edwards. 

79 Married Dec 31st 1812 Richard Edmonds to Lydia 

Hughes — by me D, E. 

80 Jan 8th 1813 Married Virgil Davis to Elizabeth Crowell 

— by me D. E. 

81 Jan 19th 1813 Married Bat to Emy— people of colour^— 

by me D, E. 

82 Married Black Abraham to Susan — ^people of colour 

— D. E. 

83 July 11th 1813 Married Thos J. Curtis to Philomela Shaw 

— D. E. 

84 Oct 9th 1813 Married John Shaw to Mary Swain— D. E. 

85 Oct 16th 1813 Married Ellis Hughes Junr to Sarah Hig- 

gins — D. E. 

Quarto 2nd. 

[A continuance of quarto 1st] 

The Records of marriages are to be found at the close of 
this Quarto. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

The asterisk mark is for the dead. * 

The obelisk for dismissed by certificate. % 

[P 1] September 24th 1808. The session of the Presby- 
terian church of Cape May met at the Parsonage house, ac- 
cording to appointment and constituted with prayer. 

Members present Messr Matthew "Whilldin, John Stites Jr, 
Robert Edmunds, Elders. 

David Edwards, minister. 

John Bencroft, Mary Buck, JAnn Ways, Elizabeth Ed- 
munds, Martha Thomas, and Abigail Schellenger applied for 
admission into the church [who being examined were admitted 
to the sealing Ordinances of the church of Christ. 

Concluded with prayer. 

[P 2] Martha Thomas and Mary Buck having not been 
baptized in their infancy were baptized the 1st of October, the 
day preceding the Sacrament. 



At different Sessions appointed on Nov 12th 1808. March 
24th 1809— May 5th 1809— And met at the Parsonage house. 

Members present, Matthew Whilldin, John Stites, Robert 
Edmunds, Elders. 

David Edwards. 
Constituted with prayer. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

The following persons applied for admission to the sealing- 
ordinances of the church. 



[P 3] Thomas Stillwell 

Lavisa Bennet 

Judith Hughes 

Abigail Bencroft % 

Ester Rankins 

Rachel Crawford 

Amelia Eldridge 

Henry Stevens [to be restJored] 

Abigail Hughes 

Tryphena Edmunds 

George Baker 

Martha Baker 

Uriah Hand 

Edmund Ireland 

Mary Bennet 

Samuel Eldridge 



Jane Eldridge | 
Levi Eldridge 
Elizabeth Eldridge 
John Clark 
Patience Clark * 
Laviza Schellenger 
Sarah Ames 
Philomela Stevens 
Charlotte Stites 
James Smith J 
Tabitha Whilldin J 
Abigail Stites 
Harriet Beyers J 
Stephen Stimptson 
Samuel Watson reed by 
Catherine Watson letter 



[P 4] Who being examined were considered as worthy 
objects of admission and accordingly were admitted. 

Concluded with prayer. 



Thomas Stilwell, Laviza Bennet, Judith Hughes, Abigail 
Bencroft, Esther Rankins, Rachel Crawford, Uriah Hand, 
George Baker, Edmund Ireland, Laviza Schellenger, Sarah 
Ames, Philomela Stevens, James Smith, Charlotte Stites, Abi- 
gail Stites, Stephen Stimptson, having not been baptized in 
their infancy were introduced into the church by the Ordin- 
ance of Baptism — 16. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

[P 5] November 20th 1808 were baptized 



1 John Edwards 

2 Alexander Edwards 

3 Elizabeth Bencroft 

4 Phebe Bencroft 

5 Roberts Edmunds Bent 

6 Thos Hand Bencroft 
T Miller Bencroft 

8 Abigail Bencroft 

9 Joseph Ways 

10 William Ways 

11 Harriet Ways 

12 John Ways 

13 Hetty Schellenger 

14 AVashington Schellenger 

15 Samuel Schellenger 

16 Daniel Schellenger 

[P6] 17 William Buck 
18 Daniel Bencroft 

Until April Presbytery 1809. 
]May 7th 1809, Baptized— 

1 John Beyers 

2 Joseph Beyers 



Children of 

Dl & Jane Edwards 



Children of 

Miller & Abigal Bencroft. 



Children of 

Joseph & Ann Ways. 



Children of 

Dl & Abigal Schellenger 



Son of Wm & ]\Iary Buck. 

A child of John and 
Elizabeth Bencroft. 



Children of 

and Harriet Beyers 



i\Iay 14th 1809, The sacrament of the Lord's supper waa 
administered and the above name Thos Stilwell, Laviza Ben- 
net were received into the full communion of the Church. 
Total 32. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

[P. 7.] June 4th 1809. Were baptized the following: 
children. 



3 Elizabeth Eldridge 

4 Levi Eldridge 

5 Ester Eldridge 

6 Jeremiah Edmunds Ege 



The children of 

Levi & Elizabeth Eldridge 



7 'George Schellenger 



A child of 

James & L. Sehellenger. 



8 Jonathan Whilldin 

9 George Bennet 

10 William Bennet 

11 Mary Ann Bennet 

12 Hannah Stites 

13 Rachel Stites 

14 Wm Stites 

15 Lois Stites 



A child of 

Jon & Tabitha Whilldin. 

The children of 

John and Mary Bennet. 



The children of 

Nathan & Charlotte Stites 



[P. 8.] Baptized Sept 10th 1809 



16 Richard Smith 

17 Martha Smith 

18 Judith Smith 



The children of 
James Smith. 



19 Anna Foster 



20 Joseph Hays 

21 Hannah Hays 

22 Elizabeth Schellens^er 



A child of 

Dd Foster & his wife. 

The children of 
Elijah & Hannah Hays 

A child of Jn Schellenger 



At the different Sessions held on August 4th, October 
8 & 13 1809. The following persons applied for admission 
into the church thro its sealing ordinances. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

— who being examined were received and admitted into full 
communion Octr 15th, Viz; 



[P 9] 1 Hannah Foster * 

2 Sarah Schellenger 

3 Tabitha Buck 

4 Mary ]\Iiller 

5 John Ames * 

6 Judith Hand 

7 Hannah Hays % 

8 Mary Hughes 

9 Harriet Ware 

10 Ester Edmunds 

11 Richd Edmunds 

12 Sarah Leaming * 

13 Phebe Hand 

14 Daniel Crowell 

15 Daniel Andrew 

16 Hannah Andrew 

17 Frederick Buck 

18 Rebecca Weithman 

19 Zereviah Schenck 



20 Judith Cresse 

21 Jane Edwards 

22 Stilwell Shaw 

23 Sarah Crowell 

24 Sarah Smith * 

25 Sarah Hand 

26 Sarah Vanmeter 

27 Rebecca Merret 

28 Elizabeth Hand 

29 Hannah Eldridge 

30 ]\Iartha Stites * 

31 Aaron Schellenger 

32 Isaac Vanmeter 

33 John Crowell 

34 Fany Schellenger 

35 Ann Hand 

36 Johanna Bencroft 

37 Emi Williams 



[P. 10] The following of the above named persons 
(adults) were baptized, October 14th 1809. 



1 Hannah Foster 


13 Elizabeth Hand 


2 Ester Edmunds 


14 Martha Stites 


3 Richard Edmunds 


15 Hannah Eldredge 


4 Tabitha Buck 


16 Isaac Vanmeter 


5 Daniel Crowell 


17 John Crowell 


6 Hannah Andrew 


18 Stilwell Shaw 


7 Phebe Hand 


19 Sarah Smith 


8 Zereviah Schenck 


20 Sarah Crowell 


9 Judith Cresse 


21 Sarah Vanmeter 


10 Hannah Hays 


22 Fany Schellenger 


11 Mary Hughes 


23 Ann Hand 


12 Harriet Ware 


24 Johanna Bencroft 



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On the same day October 14th the following children were 
dedicated unto the Lord by baptism. 



[P. 11.] 23 Hannah Stevens 

24 Wm Stevens 

25 Rebecca Stevens 

26 Henry Stevens 

27 Daniel Stevens 

28 Stilwell Stevens 



The children of 

Dl & Philomela Stevens, 



29 Margaret Buck 

80 Isaac Buck 

81 Frederick Buck 

82 Hannah Buck 
38 Mary Buck 

84 Art Hughes 

35 Mary Ann Hughes 

86 Tryphene Edmunds 



37 David Edwards 



38 Richard Crawford 
89 Joseph Crawford 



The children of 
Frederick Buck. 



The children of 
Israel & Mary HugheS. 

A child of 

Downs & Elizath Es. 

A child of 

Dd & Jane Edwards. 

The children of 

Richd & Rachel Crawford, 



[P 12] On the aforesaid day, October 14th, three ruling 
elders were also set apart to said office having been chosen and 
propounded at a suitable season before hand — Namely Stephen 
Pierson Samuel Watson and Ephriam Kent. On October the 
15th, 1809 the Sacrament of the Lord's supper was admin-^ 
istered to upwards of 100 communicants. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

[P. 13] Novr 5th 1809 were baptized 



40 Aaron Eldredge 

41 Eliza Eldredge 

42 Joseph Eldredge 

43 Wm Eldredge 

44 Stilwell Eldredge 

45 Sarah Schellenger 

46 Mary Schellenger 

47 Judith Schellenger 

48 Aaron Schellenger 

49 John Vanmeter 



50 Anna Merret 

51 Elizabeth Merret 

52 Zabitha Hand^ 

53 Zabbiah Hand^ 

54 Jacob Stites Hand^ 



The children of 

Aaron & Hannah Eldredge 



The children of 
Aaron Schellenger. 



A child of 

Isaac & S. Vanmeter. 

The children of 

John & Kebecca Merret. 



The children of 
Thos & Sarrah Hand. 



[P. 14] Novr 12th 1809 Were baptized 



55 Catherine Hughes Andrew 

56 Jesse Hughes Andrews 

57 Lois Andrews 

58 Mary Ann Taylor 

59 Saml Fithian "Ware 

60 Deborah W. Ware 

61 James Whilldin Ware 

62 Joseph Ware 

63 Nathan Moestander 

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The children of 

Dl & Hannah Andrew 



Under the care of H. Ware 

The children of 
Joseph & Deborah Ware. 



of Joseph & Harriet Ware. 

Under the care of 
Dl & Lydia Crowell. 



Mayflower descendants in cape may county 



Novr 19th 1809 

64 Franklin Williams 

65 Oeorge W. Williams 



The children of 

Glaseo & Emi Williams. 



[P. 15] Dec 12th 1809 Baptized. 



The children of 
Thos & Martha Stites. 



A child of 

John & Abigal Crowell. 



The children of 

John & Patience Clark. 



66 Charlotte Stites 

67 Mary Stites 

68 Smith Stites 

Deer 17th 1809 

69 John Crowell 

March 16th 1810 

70 Thomas Clark 

71 James B. Clark 

Ending April 1810 



Dismissed by letters 5 of those adults received into the 
communion of the church between April 1809 & 1810 — 
Namely, Harriet Beyers, James Smith, Samuel Eldredge, Jane 
Eldredge and Tabitha Whilldin, April 1810. 

[P. 16] March 30th 1810. The Session met according 
to appointment at the parsonage-house and was constituted 
with prayers. Members present 

Messrs Matthew Whilldin, John Stites, Robert Edmunds, 
Stephen Pierson, Samuel Watson, Ephriam Kent, Elders. 

David Edwards, Pastor. 

The following applied for admission into the church, 
thro' its sealing ordinances, Viz, Lydia Corgee, Drusilla Schel- 
lenger, Pryssilla Schellenger, Hannah Leaming. 

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[P. 17] Rhoda Teal, Silas Matthias, Eleanor ^latthias, 
Sarah Woolson, Abigal Crowell, Gyls Cox^ Rheum (the two 
last people of color) — All the above were baptized by adult 
baptism, except Eleanor ]\Iatthews & Abigal Crowell who had 
been baptized in their infancy. And all were returned as 
above described at the last stated meeting of Presbytery April 
1810. Concluded with prayer. 

May 3rd 1810. Baptized. 

1 Robert Corgee Children of 

2 Anna Sophia Corgee George Corgee & his wife. 

[P. 18] May 15th 1810. Baptized. 

3 Weithman The children of 

4 Weithman Mrs. Weithman. 

5 Bennet Weithman 

6 Sarah Williams A child of 

Glasco & Emi Williams. 

]\Iay 16th the session met according to appointment and 
was constituted with prayer. 

Members present, Messrs ]\Iiatthew Wliilldin, John Stites, 
Robert Edmunds, Stephen Piersons, Samuel Watson, Ephriam 
Kent, Elders. 

David Edwards, Pastor. 

[P.19] The following persons applied for admission into 
the church; Viz, 

Pena Shaw, Mercy Foster, Debro Isard, Sarah Teal, 
Lazinda Gilbert, Deborah Bomey, Sarah Brown, Richd Crof- 
ford*, Joel Brown, Jeremiah Ewing, Joan (a woman of 
colour) — 11. Who were after examination received. Conclud- 
ed with prayer. 9 of the above were baptized on Saturday, 26, 

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Mayflower descendants in cape may county 

Viz^ Deborah Barney, Deborah Isard, Pena Shaw, Lazinda 
Gilbert, Sarah Brown, Richd Crawford, Joel Brown, Jeremiah 
Ewing, Joan. In all 9. 

The sacrament of the Lord's supper was [P. 20] admin- 
istered unto the church. 

The number of communicants in all, 131, 



Between April 1809 & 1810, 5 were dismissed by certi- 
ficates; Viz, Herriet Beyers, James Smith, Samuel and Jane 
Eldredge & Tabitha Whilldin. 

Hannah Hays an absentee ! ! ! 

[P. 21] Baptized, May 20th. 



7 Ann Eliza Ways 

8 Mary Mills 

Baptized, June ITth. 

9 Jane White Eldridge 

10 Wm Bacon Teal 

11 Charlotte Swain 

12 George Cresse 

13 John Hand Cresse 

14 Art Beneroft 

15 Samuel Swain Beneroft 



A child of 

Joseph & Ann Ways. 

A child of 

Ephriam & Mary Mills. 



A child of 

Levi & Elizth Eldredge. 

A child of 

Harvey & Sarah Teal. 

of Samuel & Judith Swain 

of George & Judith Cresse. 



The children of 
Miller Beneroft, 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY GOXJNTY 



[P. 22] 16 Wm ]\&tthews 

17 Eleanore Matthews 

18 Hannah Matthews 

19 Thos Matthews 

20 Swain Shaw 

21 Mary S. Shaw 

22 Parsons E. Shaw 

23 William Shawe 

24 Jacob Teal 

25 Clarissa Teal 

26 Jeremiah Teal 

27 David Teal 

28 Levi Teal 

29 James Hand 

October 1, 1810. 

30 Isaac Vanmeter 



[P. 23] 31 James Hand 

32 Martha Hand 

33 Charlotte Bennet 



The children of 

Silas & Eleanr Matthews. 



The children of 

Stillwell and Phena Shaw. 



The children of 

Eli and Rhodda Teal. 



A child of Abi Beneroft. 



A child of 

Isaac & Sarah Vanmeter. 

The children of 
George & Elith Hand. 

A child of 

John & Mary Bennet. 



October 12, 1810. The session met according to appoint- 
ment. Members present 

IVIatthew Whilldin John Stites, Robert Edmunds, Stephen 
Pierson, Ephriam Kent, Samuel Watson, Elders. 

David Edwards, Minister, constituted with prayer. 
, The following persons applied for [P.24] admission into 
the churchy Viz, Miller Beneroft, Elizabeth Church (Daniel 
Church's wife), Elizabeth Church (John Church's wife, a 
pilot), and Theti, a black woman, the wife of James Lively. 
Who after being examined and the session having obtained 
satisfaction of their experience, knowledge and motives were 
admitted into full communion of the church on the 21st of 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

October, being the day appointed for the celebration of the 
Lord's supper. The Rev. Nathl Irvin assisted on said day. 
[P. 25] Theti Lively, having not been baptized in her in- 
fancy, was introduced into the church privileges thro' the 
ordinances of baptism on Oct 20th the day preceeding the 
administration of the Lord's supper. 

Novr 13th 1810, Died, Richard Crawford a communi- 
cating member of this church. March 15th 1811, The session 
of this church met according to appointment and constituted 
with prayer. Members present, Matthew Whilldin, John 
Stites, Robert Edmunds, Stephen Pierson, Ephriam Kent, 
David Edwards. 

[P. 26] Priscilla Ireland and Thomas Hand applied for 
admission to the full communion of the church, who after be- 
ing examined, were accordingly admitted. Concluded with 
prayer. 

Baptized on Sunday March ITth 1811, the following 
children. 



34 Priscilla 



A child of 

Thos & Sarah Hand. 



35 Daniel Crowell 

36 Memucan 

37 George 

38 Thomas 



A child of 

Joseph & Harriet "Ware. 

A child of 

Israel & Mary Hughes. 

A child of 

Aaron & Hannah Eldredge 

A child of 

Thos & Martha Stites. 



39 



40 Samuel 

41 Seth 

42 Constant 

43 Mary 



A child of 

Frederick & Tabitha Buck. 

The children of 
Aaron and Mary Miller. 



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[P. 27] 44 Sarah 


The children of 


45 Aaron 


Aaron & Mary Miller. 


46 Henry 




47 Elizabeth 




48 Sarah 


The children of 


49 Mkry 


Henry & Deborah Isard. 


50 Isaac 




51 • 





March 24th 1811. Baptized Thos Hand and Pricilla 
Ireland, adults ; and also the following infants 

Susie Bennet * The children of 

Phebe Smith Jerh & Martha Thomas. 

Sarah 

A child of 
52 Mason John & Abigal Crowell. 

[P. 28] 53 Elizabeth Children of 

54 George Jacob & Nancy Foster. 

55 Rachel 

56 Lucy Bennet Children of 

57 Phebe Smith Jeremiah & Martha Thos. 

58 Sarah 

Regularly returned and recorded in the minutes of Pres- 
bytery. 

April 17th 1811. 

May 10th 1811. The Session met according to appoint- 
ment and constituted with Prayer. Members present, Robert 
Edmunds, Stephen Pierson, Samuel "Watson, Elders, & D. 
Edwards, Minister. Absent Matthew Whilldin, John Stites & 
Ephriam Kent. 

[P. 29] The following named persons applied for ad- 
mission into the church, namely, Naomi Taylor, ]\Iaiy Hand, 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

and Hannah Learning, the last one named although having 
been examined & received about a year past, Did not come 
forward to the Lord's supper now applied de Novo and is ad- 
mitted as well as the other two to the ordinances of God's 
house. Concluded with prayer. 

Adjourned to meet the 18th of May, at the Parsonage- 
house, at 10 'Clock, A. M. 

[P. 30] May 18th 1811. Met according to adjournment. 
Present, Messrs. John Stites, Robert Edwards, Stephen Pier- 
sons, Ephrim Kent & Samuel Watson, Elders and David Ed- 
wards, pastor. 

Rachel Hughes and Elizabeth Hughes, applied for ad- 
mission into the church which was granted. 

May 19th 1812. Were baptized, Mary Hand & Eliza- 
beth Hughes. 2 were baptized and also, 

1 Alfred The children of 

2 Ruth Henry Pierson & wife. 

[P. 31] 3 ^ Children of 

4 Dnl and ElizaJbeth Church. 

5 



6 Abigal Stites A child of 

Downs & Elizth Edmunds. 

7 Charlotte A child of 

Nathn & Charlotte Stites. 

July 21st Baptized by Revd James K. Birch. 

8 Anna Robertson Edwards A child of 

E. D. & Jane Edwards. 

9 Rhodda Corgee Children of St Stimpson & 

10 Robert Corgee Stimpson Phebe, his wife. 

11 Nancy Children of 

12 Joanna James & Theter Lively. 

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Mayflower descendants in cape may county 

[P. 32] Patience Clark, a meiialber of this church died. 
Lios Higgins, a member of a long standing in this church 
died triumpant in the Lord on the 5th of Sept 1811. John 
Ames also a member of this church was removed from time 
into eternity on the 15th of Sept 1811. (Went to bed as well 
as usual, and in one hour after any indisposition was per- 
ceived, was a breathless corpse ! ! ! 

Baptized the same fall John Macray and IMrs. Lydia 
Hughes. 

[P. 33] Sept 25th 1811. Died Sarah Smith, the consort 
of Isaac Smith, Esqr. a member of this church. Be ye there- 
fore ready for the hour ye know not, the Son of man cometh. 
j\Iay the memory of this worthy woman be perserved. 

Andrew Higgins, the husband of Lois Higgins whose de- 
cease is noticed on the opposite page, died the 26th of Dec 1811, 
and left after him 3 protectless daughters. A member in full 
communion. Sarah Leaming, died a meniber of this church. 

[P. 34] October 29th 1811. The Session of this church 
met according to appointment. Members present, Matthew 
Whilldin, Robert Edmunds, Stephen Pierson and John Stites, 
Elders & David Edwards, pastor. 

The following pei*sons applied for admission into the priv- 
ileges of the church, which upon an examination was granted, 
namely, Judith Bldredge, Hannah Macray, Nancy Foster. 

April 5th 1812. Baptized. 

13 Franklin Lively A child of 

James & Hety Lively. 

13 children, 5 adults — 18. Reported to Presbytery^ 

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MAYFLOWEU DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

[P. 35] IVHay 8th 1812 The Session met according to ap- 
pointment. Members present Matthew Whilldin, Rbt Ed- 
munds, Stephen Pierson and E. D. Edwards. 

The following persons applied for admission into the full 
communion of the church. Mrss Jeremiah Ewing Senr and 
Clarissa Foster. 

May 17th Baptized, Clarissa Foster. 1 adult, Clarissa 
Foster. 

Infants. 

1 Jeremiah Eldredge Foster Children of 

2 James Macray John & Hannah Maeray. 

[P. 36] 3 Children of 

4 — John & Elizth Church. 

5 

10 O'clock A. M. May 23rd 1812. The Session met at the 
Parsonage-house agreeably to adjournment when and where 
Mrs. Jacob Foster applied for admission into the church, 
which was granted. On the ensuing day^ May 24th the 
Sacrament at the Lord's supper was administered to about a 
hundred & fifty communicants in the presence of a numerous 
assembly. 

[P. 37] Died June the 10th 1812. Mary Pierson the 
consort of Stephen Pierson, Senr. 

The Session of the church met agreeably to appointment, 
the 30th of October 1812. The following persons applied for 
admission into the full communion of the church, Viz; Lydia 
Hughes, Eliza Richardson, and Rhodda Hand, to be readmit- 
ted after being a wandering Methodist. 

In the month of October 1812, Martha Stites^ a communi- 
cating member of this church, departed this life. Also Han- 
nah Foster, 71 years old, died on the 29th October, 1812. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

[P. 38] Adjourned to meet at the Parsonage house on 
the 6th of Novr 1812, 10 o'clock when and where Elijah El- 
dredge, Martha Hand applied for admission into the church, 
which request was granted. Elizabeth Richardson and IMrs. 
Hand were baptized on the date above written and also 6th, 
Isaac Merret, a child of Jn & Rebecca Mcrret. 

Elijah Eldredge, departed this life on the 11th of Novr 
1812, after a standing of only 5 days in the fellowship of the 
church. 

[P. 39] Departed this life Henry Stephens, a member 
of this church in full communion, a sensible and worthy man. 

May 13th 1813. Died Major Joseph Hughes, who altho' 
not a member of this church, was a useful member of the 
congregation having been a member of the corporation for a 
great many years, and a clerk and treasurer for seven years 
past, which office he discharged with fidelity and satisfaction 
to the church and congregation. Dd Edwards. 

[P. 40] May 14th 1813. The Session of this church met 
according to appointment. IVIembers present, Matthew Whill- 
din, John Stites, Robert Edmunds, Ephraim Kent, Stephen 
Pierson, Elders, Dd Edwards, Pastor. 

May 14th, 1813. Applied for admission into the full 
communion of the church the following persons, Viz^; Isaac 
"Whilldin, Mahalla Whilldin, Amelia Ewing, Elizath Parsons, 
Catherine Schenck, and Judith Eldredge. 

[P. 41] May 22nd 1813. The Session met agreea/bly to 
adjournment at the Parsonage house ; members present as be- 
fore. The following persons applied for church privileges, 
namely, David Hughes, Phebe Stimpson, William Hughes, 
Elizath Eldredge, ^iary Bennet. In all 16, Mary Bennet, 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

By certificate 6 — 22. Sarah Mulford, Hannah Thos. Last 
fall 5 — 27. Ruenni Foster, Hannah Crawford. 

[P. 42] May 22nd 1813. Baptized the following, 

Named adults. Infants on the same day. 

Amelia Ewing 7 Albert Henry, Cap Huhges. 

Elizabeth Parsons 8 Johanna Edmunds 

Wm Hughes 9 Sarah Hand 

Mary Bennet 10 Jane Edmunds 

Nancy Bennet 11 Silas Matthews 

Sarah IMulford 12 Caroline Hughes 

Catherine Schenck 14 Ester Wms Hughes 

Reuemmi Foster 15 Aaron Teal 

Hannah Thos 16 

Judith Eldridge 

[P. 43] December 7th 1813. Died, Jane Edwards the 
consort of David Edwards, the pastor of the church to which 
this session book belongs, aged 34, abruptly taken from time 
into eternity, leaving behind her a disconsolate husband and 
4 helpless children ! ! ! A communicating member — 102. 

December 10th died David Whilldin a promising young 
man, (the son of Matthew Whilldin, Esqr. a ruling elder of 
this church for many years) indisposed. Alas! the brittle 
thread of life. 

[P. 44] Died on the 17th Charlotte Hughes, the consort 
of Dr Daniel Hughes, in the bloom of life, aged 33. 

Received into full communion since the Death of Rev. 
David Edwards, Sarah Edmunds, October 1814. 

Jesse Hughes 

Hannah Hughes May 19th Day, 1815. 

Sarah Hughes 

Aaron Teal, Senr 

Children Bin Baptized. 
Lot Buck, sun of Th Buck. 
Thomas Stites, sun of T. Hand. 
Elizabeth Edmunds, Dautor of T. Hand. 
Elizabeth Parsons. The above was baptized by the Rev. 
Mi- Reeves. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

[P. 45] Thursday, August 24th 1815. The Session met 
agreeably to appointment at the house of Daniel Crowell and 
constituted with prayer by George W. Janvier, Pastor of the 
church in Pitts Grove, who- being appointed to supply the 
church here on the ensuing Sabbath moderated the meeting 
of session. 

Thomas Ross, Jonathan Crawford & Aaron Shaw, applied 
for admission into the full communion of the church & the 
two last for Baptism. And on Saturday Aug 26th 1815, the 
said Jonathan Crawford & Aaron Shaw were upon profession 
of the Faith baptized by the said George W. Janvier, after 
devine service. At the same time the following children were 
baptized, Viz ; 

[P. 46] Jonathan, William and Elizabeth the three in- 
fant children of Jonathan Crawford above named and Hannah 
his wife. Also John Schellinger infant child of John Schel- 
linger and Catharine his wife. 

[P. 47] The sessional Records. 



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John Rowland, the Pilgrim 

The general history of the men who founded Plymouth 
Colony in New England begins with the events described in 
Bradford's manuscript History of Plymouth Plantation, 
pages 11 to 14, ending with the words, "Seeing they could no 
longer continue in yt condition they resolved to get over into 
Holland as they could which was in ye year 1607 & 1608." 
The sufferings of the Pilgrims in England is a part of general 
history which it is not the purpose of this introduction to dis- 
cuss. The general history of the colony comes to an end with 
the last meeting of the Board of Assistants, April 15, 1692. 
From this time Plymouth is merged with Massachusetts Bay 
and ceases to exist as an independent colony. 

The word "Pilgrim" is often used to include the early 
settlers who came to Plymouth in the three ships, the May- 
flower, 1620, the Fortune, 1621, and the Ann, 1623. The 
word is here limited to those men, women and children who 
came in the Mayflower in 1620. The high resolution of the 
colony of Separatists from the Church of England to leave 
Holland and seek a home for themselves and their children in 
the New "World made them pilgrims from that time. 

The history of the Pilgrim Fathers properly begins early 
in 1620 with the visit to the band of Separatists at Ley den of 
Mr. Thomas Weston, of London, who offered to furnish funds 
for the proposed migration to the New World. Mr. Weston 
associated with him some seventy merchants who, as a matter 
of speculation, offered to take stock at ten pounds per share for 
the purpose of promoting the enterprise. (Bradford's Manu- 
script, page 54. ) This offer made the migration possible. 

The account of the life at Scrooby, the escape to Amster- 
dam and the removal to Leyden, is preliminary to the great 
drama whose epic period is the subject of this short outline. 
Briefly, the introductory facts are as follows : In 1607 a large 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ship was hired by members of the congregation at Scrooby, 
which was to take a portion of the company to Holland. They 
embarked during the night, but in spite of caution, were 
forced to return, and their leaders were imprisoned. (Brad- 
ford, pages 16, 17.) In the spring of 1608 another attempt 
was made; Bradford and a few others landed at Flushing at 
this time. By August, 1608, the whole company were in Am- 
sterdam. After about a year, according to Bradford (nine 
months, actually), one hundred removed to Ley den, "A fair 
& bewtifull citie and of sweete situation, but made more 
famous by ye Universitie." 

Their pastor, John Robinson, was honored by the Uni- 
versity, and the congregation grew to "not much fewer than 
three hundred communicants." (Young's Chronicles; but 
Goodwin, in The Pilgrim Republic, page 35, where Young is 
quoted, places the number at not less than five hundred.) It 
is remarkable that neither Bradford, Mourt or other manu- 
scripts mention the exact place of residence in England. 
That this was Scrooby was the discovery of the Rev. Joseph 
Hunter, whose work, ' ' The Founders of New Plymouth, ' ' was 
published in 1849. 

The Pilgrims did not leave Holland because of persecu- 
tion or disability, civil or religious. Under the wise policy of 
Prince Maurice, civil and religious liberty was granted all, 
and the salaries of the clergy of all religions were paid in 
part by the state, with the exception of the Separatists, whom 
the Dutch ignored out of deference to the King of England, 
while personally respecting and honoring them. (Bradford, 
page 26; Goodwin, page 34.) 

The agreement between the Merchant Adventurers and 
the expectant Pilgrims was signed July 1, 0, S., 1620, and 
was on the basis of an equal division of the colony's posses- 
sions at the end of seven years between the Adventurers and 
the colonists. This included all the property of the colonists, 
houses and garden plots, and the hardness of the terms im- 
posed was immediately a cause of controversy. As a matter 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COVNTl 

of fact, this division was never made; in 1627 the colonists 

bought out the Adventurers. (Bradford, pages 56, 5T, 75.) 

On or near the last day of July, the younger and stronger 

of the congregation left Leyden for Delft-Haven, the place 

of embarkation. Robinson 's famous sermon on the text, Ezra 

8: 21, was preached at this time: "And there at the river by 

Ahava I proclaimed a fast, that we might humble ourselves 

before our God, and seek of him a right way for us, and fof 

all our children, and all our substance." So affecting was 

the scene of the parting of old and young, of husbands and 

wives, that the people of Delft-Haven held it in memory 

twenty-five years later. (Goodwin, page 59.) 

"So they lefte yt goodly & pleasante citie which had been ther 
resting place near 12 years; but they knew they pilgrims & looked 
not much on those things, but lift up their eyes to ye heavens, their 
dearest cuntrie and quieted their spirits." 

The next morning the colonists embarked on the Speed- 
well, a ship of sixty tons burden, and proceeded to South- 
ampton. Here Weston, representing the Adventurers, de- 
clined to make further advances, alleging that the Pilgrims 
had broken their agreement in insisting upon the right to 
retain their houses and garden plots at the division, and to 
have a part of the working days of the week for their own 
improvement. This was a part of the original contract 
which, without the consent of the Pilgrims, had been modified 
by their agent, Thomas Cushman. They remained at South- 
ampton one week for the purpose of securing the necessary 
stores, but, "Weston having failed them, it was necessary to 
sell provisions brought from Holland to obtain money for 
port dues. On August 15, the emigrants proceeded in two 
ships, the Speedwell and the Mayflower, the latter of one 
hundred and eighty tons burden. When four days out of 
port, the Speedwell began to leak, and it was decided that the 
two ships should put in at Dartmouth, where sixteen days 
were spent in making repairs. 

Again the voyage was begun, but when three hundred 
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imseawortliiness that the passengers were compelled to aban- 
don hope of continuing the voyage with her, and both ships 
returned to harbor at Plymouth — the exact date is not known. 
The Speedwell returned to her owners at London, carrying 
with her eighteen of her thirty passengers, who now aban- 
doned the undertaking, through fear or discontent, among 
them Robert Cushman. The twelve remaining were added to 
the ninety of the Mayflower list, making the total number one 
Imndred and two at the time of sailing. The final departure 
of the ^Mayflower was on September 16, 0. S. The ship came 
to anchor at Cape Cod sixty-seven days after the final em- 
barking at Plymouth, ninety-nine days after leaving South- 
hampton, one hundred and thirty-three days after leaving 
Delft-Haven, and it was many months before the last of 
the passengers were released from the ship. 

A great storm beset the ship in the middle of the ocean, 
and it is at this time that the chronicler of the voyage, "Wil- 
liam Bradford, afterward governor of the colony, makes the 
first mention of John Howland the Pilgrim : — 

"After they had injoyed faire winds and weather for a season, 
they were incountred many times with crosse winds, and mette 
with many feirce stormes, with which ye shipe was shroudly 
shaken, and her upper works made very leakie; and one of the 
maine beames in ye mid ships was bowed & craked, which put 
them in some fear that ye shipe could not be able to perform ye 
yioage. So some of ye cheefe of ye company, perceiveing ye mar- 
iners to feare ye suffisiencie of ye shipe, as it appeared by their 
mutterings, they entred into serious consultation with ye "mr, & 
other officers of ye ship, to consider in time of ye danger; and 
rather to returne then to cast them selves into a desnerate & inev- 
itable perill. And truly ther was great distraction & differance of 
opmion amongst ye mariners them selves; faine would they doe 
what could be done for their wages sake, (being now half the seas 
over), and on ye other hand they were loath to hazard their lives 
too desperately. But in examening of all opinions, the mr & 
others affirmed they knew ye ship to be stronge & fii-me under 
water; and for the buckling of ye maine beame, ther was a great 
iron scrue ye passengers brought out of Holland, which would raise 
ye beame mto his place; ye which being done, the carpenter & mr 
affirmed that with a post put under it, set fii-me in ye lower deck & 
otherways bounde, he would make it sufficiente. And as for 've 
decks & uper workes they would calke them as well as they could 
and though with ye workeing of ye ship they would not longe keep 

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stanch, yet ther would otherwise be in no great danger, if they did 
not overpress her with sails. So they comited them selves to ye 
will of God, & resolved to proseede. 

In sundrie of these stormes the winds were so feirce, & ye 
seas so high, as they could not beare a knote of saile, but were 
forced to hull, for divorce days togither. And in one of them, as 
they thus lay at hull, in a mighty storme, a lustie yonge man 
(called John Rowland) coming upon some occasion above ye grat- 
tings, was, with a seele of ye shipe throwne into ye sea; but it 
pleased God yt he caught hould of ye top-saile halliards, which 
hunge over board, & rane out at lengfth; yet he held his hould 
(though he was sundrie f adomes under water) till he was hald up by 
ye same rope to ye brime of ye water, and then with a boat hooke & 
other means got into ye shipe againe, & his life saved; and though 
he was something ill with it, yet he lived many years after, and 
became a probtable member both in church & commone wealthe." 

This is the first mention in history of the Pilgrim John 
Howland. 



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The Number and Character of the Mayflower 
Passengers 

The number of passengers is variously given — one hun- 
dred, one hundred and one, one hundred and two. In com- 
puting the number who are entitled to be enrolled in the list 
of Mayflower passengers, it must be remembered that five of 
those who sailed on the Mayflower did not land at Plymouth, 
and two landed at Plymouth who did not sail in the May- 
flower. The ages of the passengers, as far as known, and the 
dates of death have been collected from records, deeds, wills, 
depositions and other documents, and are given in Goodwin, 
page 183. It was a migration of families — men, women and 
children — and not a mere fishing expedition or comjmereial 
undertaking, as some have attempted to show. (Note, quot- 
ing error of Hutchinson in Young, page 81.) Jones, captain 
of the ship, and the crew were no part of the Pilgrim band; 
but two seamen, under contract to remain a year, were in- 
cluded in the number of colonists. Of the total number, 
eighteen were women; nine were servants, probably minors; 
thirty-three were children, of whom twenty-two were boys and 
eleven girls. Two dogs — a spaniel and a mastiff — were 
brought over in the ship. For genealogical qualifications, 
William Butten, who died on the voyage; Oceanus Hopkins, 
who was born on the voyage ; Peregrine White, who was born 
while the ship lay at anchor at Cape Cod ; as well as the two 
seamen, who were considered by the Pilgrims a part of the 
colony (Bradford, page 534), must be included in the list of 
Mayflower passengers. 

Prince, in his New England Chronology, makes the mis- 
take of excluding the two seamen, while rightly retaining the 
names of William Butten and Oceanus Hopkins, thus making 
the number one hundred and one. Young says the servant of 

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William White, who died at Cape Cod before the ship carae 
into Plymouth Harbor, should be excluded, making the num- 
ber one hundred (page 122, where quotation from Prince is 
given in note). This further error is repeated by Russell in 
Pilgrim Memorials, page 43, and is widely copied in popular 
histories. 

All of the histories, including Bradford's list, omit the 
name of Peregrine White, yet the child of Pilgrim parents, 
born on the Mayflower, is surely entitled to be included in the 
Pilgrim band. Furthermore, the two seamen who undertook 
the hardships of the first year, as well as the unfortunate 
servant of William White, are in the number of those "who 
for an undefiled conscience and the love of pure Christianity, 
first left their native and pleasant Land and encountered the 
Toils and Hazzards of the tumultuous Ocean." (Prince.) 
The exact number of the Pilgrims is, therefore, one hundred 
and four, and the full list of names is given in Pilgrim Notes 
and Queries, a publication of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants. It is interesting to note that of .the 
whole number of one hundred and four, only fifty are 
known to have left descendants. 

The high character of the Pilgrims is shown by their 
ability to attract to their number men of the tyipe of Standish, 
w4io was not a inember of the congregation, and the aristo- 
cratic Winslow. During the sojourn at Leyden, the towns- 
men gave them credit freely and were never defrauded. 
Their peaceful, upright life was publicly acknowledged by 
the magistrates of the city. They lived after the pattern of 
the early church, and the Communion w^as celebrated each 
Sabbath. (Bradford, pages 26, 27 and 194 — in answer to 
objections to Pilgrims.) 



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Manuscripts and Sources of Pilgrim History for 
the First Two Years and Preceding Events 

(1) First of all in importance is Bradford's Manuscript 
History of Pljmiouth Plantation, sometimes called "The Log 
of the Mayflower." 

The autographic manuscript, the most precious historical 
document in the United States, is in the Massachusetts State 
Library at Boston, and with proper care may be seen by the 
historical investigator. The famous manuscript is a folio 
71/^ inches by 12, backed with parchment. In scope, the his- 
tory extends from 1602 to 1646, with a list of Mayflower pas- 
sengers at the end, under the date 1650. 

Prince, in his New England Chronology, thus describes 
the manuscript: "The manuscripts I have opportunity to 
search (1736) — In folio, G-ov. Bradford's History of Plimouth 
People and Colony from 1602 to 1646, in 270 pages, with 
some account of the Increase of those who came over with 
Him, from 1620 to 1650, and all in his own handwriting." 
Preface to Chronology, Vol. I, vi, Boston, 1736. (Copy in 
library of author of this volume.) 

Governor Hutchinson also used the manuscript in the 
preparation of the second volume of his history, 1657'. From 
that time the manuscript disappeared ; no trace of it was left 
behind, and after nearly a century, to the despair of investi- 
gators, the mystery was as great as ever. In 1855, a lover of 
antiquities, John Wingate Thornton, while lounging in a 
London book-shop, chanced to pick up a book by Wilberforce, 
Bishop of Oxford, published in 1844, entitled, History of the 
Episcopal Church in America. On page 56 he found a refer- 
ence to a "Ms. History of the Plantation of Plymouth, — dn 
Fulham Library. ' ' Thus the long-lost manuscript was recov- 
ered and identified from the description of Prince. The stu- 

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dent of Pilgrim history must begin by mastering this manu- 
script — a task of some years. A working copy has been 
issued by the State of Massachusetts (1898), and the refer- 
ences in this introduction are to this official copy. On a fly- 
leaf there is written by the grandson of the Governor : 

"This book was rit by govener William Bradford and 
given to his son mager (major) "William Bradford and by 
hims to his son mager John Bradford, rit by me Samuel 
bradford, maeh 20, 1705." 

The great struggle of the early colonists was not against 
Indians, famine or "muskeetos" (Bradford, 196), but against 
illiteracy. The Bradford of 1705 was inferior in education to 
the Bradford of 1620. 

(2) Mourt's Relation, including: 

(a) A daily journal of Governor Bradford extending 
from November 20, 1620, to April 2, 1621. 

(&) Four narratives of Winslow, detailing chief events 
of the colony to the return of the Fortune, December 21, 1621 
This ship carried the manuscript to England, where it was 
published in 1622, From the signature in the preface, "G. 
ilourt" (probably George Morton), the publication took its 
name. 

(3) Winslow 's Brief Narration, containing Robinson's 
Farewell Address to the Pilgrims, printed in London, 1646. 

These documents, Mourt's Relation and Winslow 's Brief 
Narration, are included in Dr. Young's Chronicles of the 
Pilgrims, 1844. The references are to this collection. Thus, 
Mourt, page 209, refers to page 209 in Young's Chronicles. 

(4) Plymouth Colony Records, printed by the State of 
IMassachusetts. 

(5) Bradford's Letter Book, a fragment of a collection 
of letters pertaining to the early days of the colony. This 
complete collection was at one time in the possession of 
Prince. Lost at the time of the Revolution (probably), a 
fragment was found in a grocer's shop in Halifax, N. S., in 
1793. The text used here is that of the Massachusetts His- 

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torical Society Collections, Vol. Ill, 1794, pages 27 to 76, the 
whole reprinted by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, 1906. 

(6) Founders of New Plymouth, by Rev. Joseph Hunter, 
1849. This work identifies the place of residence of the Pil- 
grims in England. 

(7) Pilgrim Memorials and Guide to Plymouth, Russell, 
1855 (containing errors as to the number of Mayflower pas- 
sengers). 

(8) History of Plymouth, Thacher, 2nd edition, 1835, 
(containing errors as to the ancestry of John Howland). 

(9) Goodwin's Pilgrim Republic. This is the most com- 
plete work on the subject to the date of the death of the 
author, 1884 (published 1888). The fact that Goodwin ad- 
mits that he has found nothing new makes him absolutely 
reliable. He was of Pilgrim stock, and had access to all the 
sources. 

(10) The publication of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, edited by G. E. Bowman. Here new 
matter has been found, and the editor is the greatest author- 
ity on the subject of Pilgrim history and genealogy. The 
twenty volumes of the publication, The Pilgrim Descendant, 
have been used in preparing this introduction. Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries is an additional publication of this society. 



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Cape Cod and Plymouth 

The Mayflower came to anchor at what is now called 
Provincetown, Cape Cod, on Saturday, November 21 (11, 
0. S.), 1620. On the next day the Sabbath was observed on 
the ship^ and on Monday the life in the New World began. 
Some, in their eagerness to land, jumped from the landing 
boat into the shallow surf, and contracted coughs and colds, 
laying the foundation for the severe mortality of the follow- 
ing winter. On Saturday preceding, the Compact had been 
signed, forming the Pilgrim band into a body politic, with 
authority to make and execute laws. That this coast was not 
the intended destination of the colonists, and the legal signifi- 
cance of the compact, are matters of general history, too 
lengthy to be discussed here. John Carver, who had been 
appointed governor of the ship, continued, by election, in that 
office. 

Immediately an exploring expedition was organized, and 
now appears for the first time one of the most famous of the 
Pilgrim band, Captain Myles Standish. That, having a com- 
mission under Elizabeth, he had served in Flanders, and was 
of distinguished family, so much we know, but how he became 
associated with the Pilgrims is unknown. He was not, and 
never was, a member of the Pilgrim church. (Young, page 
125, note.) Under the command of Standish, with Bradford, 
Stephen Hopkins and Edward Tilley, brother of John Tilley, 
as advisers, the exploring party set out on Wednesday, No- 
vember 25. When they had proceeded along the shore a mile, 
they saw five or six Indians with a dog. Seeing the party, 
the Indians whistled the dog after them, and ran away. The 
explorers followed ten miles, without overtaking them, but the 
next day made a discovery which saved the life of the colony, 
namely, a cellar of Indian corn. The ethical question in- 

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volved in appropriating a part of the corn will be referred to 
later. A number of Indian graves were also found. 

On the return the next day, Bradford became entangled 
in a deer trap baited with acorns. The identification of the 
trap by Hopkins, and his knowledge of Indian skill, confirms 
the belief that he had been in this part of the world before. 
(Goodwin, pages 76, 435.) Thomas Snell Hopkins, Esq., gov- 
ernor general of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, said 
to the author : ' ' Hopkins was an all-round adventurer. ' * He 
was a lay minister of the Church of England ; a leader of in- 
surrection; a member of Governor Bradford's Council; a 
trusted ambassador to Massasoit; a tavern-keeper who more 
than once was fined, as shown by the colony records. 

Ten days later, a large boat called the shallop had been 
put together, and in company with the ship 's long boat, began 
the second exploring expedition under the command of Jones, 
the captain of the ship, with nine sailors. A cold, blustering 
snowstorm compelled them to put in at East Harbor and 
wade ashore in the freezing weather. "Some of our people 
that are dead took the original of their death here." (Mourt.) 

The following day, Tuesday, December 8, the party re- 
joined the shallop and sailed to the mouth of a supposed river, 
which they named Cold Harbor. Landing here, the party 
proceeded along the shore, the shaUop following. (The 
vagueness of Bradford in writing here, "4 or 5 miles," is 
especially illustrated in the list of Mayflower passengers given 
at the end of his manuscript, page 534: "These being about 
a hundred sowls, came over in the first ship." He did not 
take the pains to add up his own figures.) 

For supper that night they had three fat geese and six 
ducks, which they ate with "soldiers' stomachs." The next 
day they revisited the corn cellar, now covered with snow and 
ice, and Bradford notes the "spetiall providence of God and 
great mercie to this poore people," that the corn was discov- 
ered before the fall of snow. (Bradford, 100.) 

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Those who were sick from exposure were now sent back 
in the shallop. The remaining members, eighteen in number, 
made an interesting discovery the next day. A grave, cov- 
ered by a board carved and painted with three tynes like a 
crown, containing the body of a blond-haired man and the 
bones of a little child, a little bow and child's trinkets. The 
wreck of a French ship on this coast four years before, and 
the probable marriage of a European and a native, seem to 
explain this grave. (Bradford, 119.) 

After finding an Indian village, the party returned to 
the ship. The question was now discussed as to whether they 
should settle here or make further explorations. It was nec- 
essary to make haste, as disease had broken out in the narrow 
quarters of the ship ; Edward Thompson, servant of William 
White, had died, and the orphan boy Jasper Moore, adopted 
by the Pilgrims, was dying. The question of the future site 
of the colony was settled by Robert Coppin, pilot of the May- 
flower, who said that there was a good harbor and a naviga- 
ble river on the other headland, and that he had been there. 

The third exploring party set out in the shallop late in 
the afternoon of Wednesday, December 16. The party was 
composed of eighteen men, and the names are given by Mourt : 
Captain Myles Standish, Governor Carver, William Brad- 
ford, Edward Winslow, John Tilley, Edward Tilley and John 
Howland, all from the Leyden congregation, the following 
from those who joined the emigrants in England: Richard 
Warren, Stephen Hopkins, Edward Doty. John Allerton and 
Thomas English, seamen of the Pilgrims, accompanied them, 
and Jones sent six of his men, including Clark, the mate, 
Coppin, the pilot, and the master-gunner of the Mayflower. 
This is the second time the name of John Howland appears. 

It was such freezing weather that the spray froze on 
their garments, making them like coats of iron. Edward 
Tilley, brother of John, became insensible from cold; the 
master-gunner was sick unto death (neither survived the win- 
ter). The shallop put in at the place afterward known as 

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First Encounter, on the interior side where the arm of the 
Cape begins to widen out. Here they saw ten or twelve In- 
dians busy over the carcass of a grampus which had washed 
up on the shore. That night, as they were encamped, they 
saw the fires of Indian camps. Thursday, December 17, the 
bay and adjoining land were explored, and graves and com 
fields discovered. Their rest that night was disturbed by 
great cries, which at the time they supposed to be wolves. 

Friday, December 18, was a memorable day in Pilgrim 
history. The party rose at 5, beginning the day with the 
accustomed prayer. Some, fearing no danger, carried their 
arms down to the boat, but at breakfast the strange cry of the 
night was heard again, and the men ran to recover their arms. 
Then occurred the First Encounter with the Indians, in which 
no one was killed, and the Indians ran away, badly fright- 
ened. Some of the arrows shot by the Indians were tipped 
with eagles' claws, some with deei*s' horn, and some with 
brass. Bradford relates, as an incident of the affray, that a 
certain lusty Indian was wounded by one of the Pilgrims. 
Edward Johnson, in his Wonder-working Providence (Lon- 
don, 1624), says that "the lustie man" was the stoutCL't 
sachem of the Indians, and that Standish struck the sachem's 
right arm with a shot from his fowling piece. (Young, 158, 
note.) There is no authority for this statement, and it is an 
illustration of the mythological element which early appears 
in Pilgrim history. They now set sail for the good harbor, 
which Coppin assured them they would reach before night, 
' ' of which they were glad, for it begane to be f oule weather, ' ' 
and by afternoon a heavy storm of snow and rain settled 
upon them ; the rudder was broken by the force of the waves, 
and two men had difficulty in steering with a *'cupple of 
cares." As the night drew on, Pilot Coppin bade them be of 
good cheer, for he saw the harbor. The storm increasing, the 
mast fell down, broken in three pieces, but having the flood 
tide with them, they rowed by the point, called the Gurnet, at 
the entrance to Plymouth Harbor. As they rounded the 

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point, Pilot Coppin exclaimed: **Ye Lord be mercifuU unto 
us, for my eyes never saw yt place before." With difficulty, 
as it became dark, they rowed along the stretch between the 
Gurnet and Saquish, coming to safe anchorage between the 
latter point and Clark's Island, where later, as it grew colder, 
the whole company spent the night around the watch fire. 

Saturday, December 19, was a ''faire sunshining day," 
and as the equipment was wet, the day was spent in drying 
and putting it in order. "And this being the last day of ye 
weeke they prepared to keepe ye Sabbath." (Bradford.) 
"On the Sabbth day we rested." (Mourt.) 

Monday (Forefathers' Day) was the date of the landing 
on Plymouth Rock, yet no account of the exact place and 
manner of landing is given in the original manuscripts. The 
words of Bradford and Mourt are the same, Bradford in the 
third person, Mourt in the first. 

"On Munday they sounded ye harbor, and founde it fitt for 
shipping; and marched into ye land, & found diverse corafeilds, & 
litle runing brooks, a place (as they supposed) fitt for situation; at 
least it was ye best they could find, and ye season, & their presente 
necessitie, made them glad to accepte of it. So they returned to 
their shipp againe with this news to ye rest of their people, which 
did much cornforte their harts." 

To Elder Faunce, the third and last of the ruling elders, 
we owe the identification of the famous rock as the landing 
place of the Pilgrims. It must be understood that the popu- 
lar belief that the passengers landed directly from the ship 
on the rock is mistaken; there was no general landing of the 
passengers in a body. The Mayflower never came nearer 
than one and one-half miles of the rock, and the landing was 
made in the shallop, or the ship 's boat. Only eighteen in all 
landed on the rock on Forefathers' Day, and the names are 
given in Mourt. (See ante, page 78). Elder Faunce was 
born in 1646, and was ten years old when Standish died, 
eleven when Bradford died, forty-one when Alden died, fifty- 
three when M'ary Allerton died, in 1699, at the age of ninety. 
John Soule and Priscilla Mullins were still living when he 

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was approaching early manhood. In 1741, four years before 
his death at the age of ninety-nine, hearing that a wharf was 
to be built over the rock, Elder Faunce visited the landing 
place for the last time, and in the presence of many hearers 
declared that to his certain knowledge this was the rock on 
which the Pilgrims landed. (Russell, page 31.) 

Five days later the Mayflower came to anchor in the 
harbor. 

THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR 1620. 

From November 21, the date of the landing on the rock, 
the time was spent in making explorations of the new country, 
and on December 30, urged on by the increasing sickness, it 
was decided by common vote to settle at the "first place." 
On Monday following the work of the settlement was under 
way, and Mourt takes pains to tell us that, though it w^as 
Christmas Day by the old reckoning, *'no man rested that 
day." Bradford says: "And ye 25 begane to erecte ye first 
house for common use and to receive them and their goods. ' * 
The workmen returned to the ship at night, and it was many 
days before the little village was ready for the families of 
the infant colony. Not only was there no general landing 
of men, women and children, as represented in popular pic- 
tures, but some died on the ship, among others William Mul- 
lins, father of Priscilla, who afterward married John Alden, 
and this fact, established by the recent discovery of Mr. Mul- 
lin's will, is an important contribution to our knowledge of 
Pilgrim history. (Mayflower Descendants, 1916, Vol. 1, 
page 13.) 

On the first page of the Colony Records a plan of the set- 
tlement, with the explanation, "The meersteads & garden 
plotes of those which came first layd out 1620", gives us an 
idea of the location and form of the village. Seven houses 
only are indicated on this plan, and it is possible that the 
loss by death was so great that the families into which the 

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colony was divided were, for a time, crowded into these build- 
ings, little more than one-story huts. 

From now on to the end of the year (March 24, O. S.) 
the history of the settlement is a record of sickness and death, 
with exploring parties intervening. January 11, Degory 
Priest, died; January 18, Mr. Cristopher Martin, treasurer of 
the ship, died; February 9, Rose, wife of Myles Standish, 
died; March 5, Mr. William White, Mr. William Mullins, 
"with two more," died; "March 5, dies Mary, the wife of 
Mr. Isaac Allerton," Two — Dorothy, wife of Bradford, and 
James Chilton — ^had died at the Cape, in addition to those 
already mentioned. "This month 17 of our number died." 

With distressing lack of particularity, Bradford tells us 
that in two or three months half of the company died, through 
exposure and "scurvie," so that "ther died sometimes 2 or 3 
of a day." So severe was the infection that at the time of 
greatest distress but six or seven sound persons were left to 
care for the sick, of whom Standish and Elder Brewster are 
honorably mentioned by both Bradford and Mourt. 

The first building completed was the Common House, a 
structure twenty feet square, in which religious services were 
held Sunday, January 31. Saturday, February 17, Standish 
was elected captain, with authority of command, a step has- 
tened by the appearance of Indians, on one occasion twelve 
in number. 

The winter on the whole was mild, and the great mor- 
tality was due to lack of proper food rather than to extreme 
cold. Monday, January 8, was a fair day, and during the 
week Bradford worked out of doors without discomfort. The 
next week began with rain, but Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday were bright and mild "as it had been April." A 
week later it was fair (but cold and frosty weather in the 
middle of February). On March 3 the wind was south, and 
toward noon it was warm and fair, and the birds sang in the 
woods most pleasantly. In the afternoon it thundered. 
(Mourt, 181.) 

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The First Communication With the Indians 

On March 26, "a fair warm day," the Pilgrims were 
astonished at the appearance of a naked Indian, who fear- 
lessly walked down the street of the new village, and ad- 
dressed the colonists in broken English, one word being 
unmistakable in its import, "Welcome." The "Welcome 
Englishmen" of the text books is an amplification of history, 
and without authority. The story of Samoset, the sachem 
who had learned English from fishermen on the Maine coast, 
and the subsequent visit of Massasoit, Grand Sachem of the 
Pokanoket Confederacy, is narrated in all works on American 
history. There are three overlooked facts in this first friendly 
contact of the colonists and the Indians which throw side- 
lights upon the Pilgrims and their character. 

(1) Samoset appears abruptly in Pilgrim history, and 
after eight days as abruptly disappears, yet his service to the 
colonists as the peaceful intermediary between them and the 
Sachem Massasoit was of incalculable value. He was, never- 
theless, a troublesome visitor, fond of eating and strong drink, 
and when the night of March 26 came, his entertainers were 
in a quandary as to the disposal of their guest, in whom they 
did not have full confidence. An attempt was made to row 
out to the ship with him, but the roughness of the sea made 
this impossible. Finally, he was foisted upon the hopitality 
of Stephen Hopkins. This is further evidence that Hopkins 
had previous experience with the Indians. ( See ante, page 77. ) 

(2) Samoset brought to the colonists an Indian, Tis- 
quantum, who henceforth becomes their adviser and spends 
the two remaining years of his life with them, hoping as he 
dies to go to the white man's heaven. He was the sole sur- 
viving member of the Patuxets that formerly inhabited the 
territory of Plymouth, and had been enticed on shipboard by 
Captain Hunt, 1614, who intended to sell him with divers 

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others into slavery. (Bradford, 116.) Somehow he "got 
away for England, and was entertained by a marchant in 
London — & lastly brought hither to into these parts by one 
Mr. Dernier." The great plague of 1617-18 had swept away 
his tribe, and he readily joined the white men whom he found, 
after six years, occupying the territory of his race. He who 
most of all might object to the presence of the Pilgrims be- 
came their friend from the first. 

(3) The legal significance of the famous treaty between 
Massasoit and the Pilgrims cannot be discussed here. The 
important fact for us to note is that the treaty was not forced 
upon the Indians, but was a willing alliance made by Massa- 
soit to assure the assistance of the colonists for himself and 
his tribes, decimated by the plague, under him, against the 
Narragansetts, his powerful and dangerous neighbors. (Brad- 
ford, 123-4.) 

The first year of Pilgrim history ends with the re-election 
of Governor Carver on March 23, 0. S. Here the first divi- 
sion of Mourt's Relations, written by Governor Bradford, 
ends. The remainder of this important collection of docu- 
ments is the work of Winslow, On the very last day of the 
year, Mrs. Winslow died — the year ending by Old Style reck- 
oning on March 24th. 

THE SECOND YEAR. 

Winslow 's Relations, contained in Mourt down to De- 
cember 21, 1621, and Bradford, are our authorities for this 
period, "yet many historians neglect their writings, and by 
relying on Morton, Hubbard, Baylies, Bancroft, the second 
Freeman, and so on, are led into many errors of detail, and 
the setting forth of an amount of false history that is amaz- 
ing." (Goodwin, 127.) 

Cushman's Discourse in Young and one letter in Brad- 
ford's Letter Book, are documents to be read in connection 
with this year. 

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The Mayflower sailed out of Plymouth Harbor April 5, 
0. S., and reached England in thirty-one days. In spite of 
sickness and hardship, no one of the colonists accepted the 
opportunity to return^ 

"The spring now approaching, it pleased God the mortalitie 
begane to cease amongst them, and ye sick and lame recovered 
apace, which put as it were new life into them; though they had 
borne their sadd affliction with much patience and contedness, as I 
thinke any people could doe." (Bradford, 119.) 

After the departure of the ship, with the aid of Tisquan- 
tura, who showed them the use of fish as a fertilizer, twenty 
acres of com were planted. Governor Carver, being taken 
suddenly ill as he was working in the fields, died shortly after, 
and Bradford was elected governor, in which office he con- 
tinued, with the exception of five years, until his death thirty- 
five years later. 

We now come to the important embassy of Winslow and 
Hopkins to Massasoit in the early summer. The purpose of 
the visit was to strengthen the alliance between the colonists 
and the Indians, to pay for the corn taken at the Cape, and 
furthermore, the Pilgrims had the prudence to wish to know 
more of their ally, his strength and influence. The two Pil- 
grims, with Tisquantum as guide, set out on Tuesday, July 
3, ('Goodwin, 163, for date, the Mss. do not agree. ) The first 
resting place was Nemasket, now Middleborough, a distance 
of fifteen miles, where they were cordially entertained by the 
natives. Proceeding, the night was spent at the present vil- 
lage of Titicut, four or five miles further on. The next after- 
noon they arrived at Massasoit 's principal seat, Sowams, the 
present Warren, Rhode Island, a distance of forty miles from 
Plymouth. 

The ambassadors saluted the great chief with the dis- 
charge of their muskets, and having been received by him, 
declared the purpose of their visit. Massasoit was requested 
to find the owner of the com taken from the cellar in the 

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Cape, and to make known the wish of the Pilgrims to make 
payment. An exchange of seed corn was also arranged, and 
an agreement to open up trade in skins. 

The Sachem arrayed himself in the red coat and copper 
chain and medal brought by the Pilgrims as presents, "and 
was not a little proud to see himself so bravely attired. ' ' The 
Sachem having just returned from a journey, there was no 
food in the larder, and as Winslow and Hopkins had gener- 
ously given their stock to importunate natives, the problem of 
supper became pressing. Neither the Chief nor his retainers 
regarded this requirement of hospitality, and they slept sup- 
perless that night on the Sachem's own bed of planks, a foot 
above the ground, with a mat upon them. The royal bed was 
also occupied by Massasoit, his wife, and two of the chief 
men who pressed in upon them, * ' So that we were worse weary 
of our lodging than of our journey." (Mourt, 210.) 

Thursday there were games and shooting exhibitions, but 
no breakfast or dinner, until at one o'clock, Massasoit himself 
shot with bow and arrow two fish, and of the forty who par- 
took of this meal, not the least hungry were the two Pilgrims, 
and this was the only meal they had for two nights and a day, 
save a partridge which they bought. The proper title of 
Massasoit and his son, the famous or infamous Philip, is 
Grand Sachem, the appellation "king" given to the vermin- 
ous Massasoit is a magnifying of titles. 

After another night of discomfort, the Chief pressed 
them to continue their stay, but the two Pilgrims declined, 
fearing that the mosquitoes without and the more domesticated 
insects within would so wear them out that they "should not 
be able to recover home for want of strength." Further- 
more, they wished to keep the Sabbath at Plymouth. 

On Friday the messengers took leave, spending the night 
again at Tuticut, and on Saturday reached Plymouth by 
night, "though wet, weary and surbated" (footsore). 

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The owner of the corn was finally discovered, during an 
expedition in search of a son of John Billington, who had 
become lost in the Cape woods. The boy had been well 
treated by the Indians with whom he had taken refuge. Full 
payment was made for the corn taken by the Pilgrims, to the 
satisfaction of the Pilgrim conscience and the claims of the 
owner. 

Hobomok, one of Massasoit's chief counsellors, now 
joins the colonists and continues to serve them, until at an 
advanced age he dies at Duxbury, at the home of Standish, 
cared for in his last days by the Captain, who was kindly as 
well as valiant. 

A report that Tisquantum had been killed by a suspected 
chief, Corbitant, led to another expedition to Middleborough, 
and although the report was not true, the severe threat of the 
Pilgrims that any misconduct on his part would be followed 
by the overthrow of Corbitant and his followers so impressed 
the natives that nine sachems signed a document declaring 
themselves to be loyal subjects of the King of England. 
(Names given in Morton's Memorials quoted by Young, 232.) 

September 28, an expedition in the shallop set out to 
explore the neighborhood of Boston, and establish trade with 
the Indians. A considerable stock of beaver skins was se- 
cured, and the trade in this commodity became the founda- 
tion of the wealth of the colony, a pound of beaver skin being 
worth in London a pound sterling. (Goodwin, 178, note.) 

On November 20, just one year after the Mayflower 
sighted land at Cape Cod, the ship Fortune arrived with 
thirty-five new colonists, and in their number, Robert Cush- 
man, who came on behalf of the Adventurers. The new col- 
onists had been two months on the ocean and had been de- 
tained in the English Channel two more by adverse winds. 
They brought little food with them, and the added burden 
made futile the happy anticipation of Thanksgiving Day, 
celebrated at the return of the harvest. 



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Of the one hundred and four who are entitled to be en- 
rolled in the list of Mayflower passengers, fifty were now 
living. The total number of the inhabitants of Plymouth was 
therefore eighty-five Europeans and two native Indians. 



We have seen that John Rowland is first mentioned on 
the voyage across the Atlantic and that he was a member of 
the volunteer party who made the third exploring expedition, 
ending with the landing on Plymouth Rock on Forefathers' 

Day. 

"The 'lustie young man' whom the Mayflower's people 
fished out of the sea with a boat-hook soon became a leader. 
He was an assistant in 1633-4-5, and so late as 1670 served 
his seventeenth year as deputy from Plymouth. He is cred- 
ited with a military turn, and at the Hocking affair showed 
himself a chivalrous commander. As in the height of the 
Quaker troubles he was dropped from the General Court, 
there is reason to think that he, like the other Howlands, was 
found too liberal for the times. Yet his high standing in 
their church was shown at Cotton's ordination in 1669, when 
four visiting clergy conducted the exercises and Elder Cush- 
man preached, while the church members appointed Howland 
as their proxy to join in the laying-on of hands. ' ' 

"This old Pilgrim died March 5, 1673 (N. S.), at the age 
of eighty. Two days later he was buried 'with honor,' says 
the record, which adds that he was 'a godly man' who had 
proved *a useful instrument of good in his place.' The 
graves of his posterity forming a clue to his owti, a stone was 
erected there half a century ago (1888) by his great-great- 
grandson, John Howland, a soldier of the Revolution, and 
long the honored president of the Rhode Island Historical 
Society. Unfortunately, the good man was led by tradition 
into the misstatement that the Pilgrim's wife was Governor 
Carver's daughter. It will be remembered that she was the 
child of John and Bridget Tilley, and was left an orphan 
when she was fourteen years old, which was thirteen years 

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THE ROWLAND HOUSE, PLYMOUTH, MASS., built 1667 
By permission of A. S. Burbank, Plymouth 



Mayflower descendants in cape may county 

less than Howland's age. She was married before the land- 
division of 1624, and her son John was born February 24, 
1626 (N. S.). She survived her husband, and spent the last 
of her days with her children, James and Lydia Brown, of 
Swansea, where she was buried in 1687. Howland was the 
last signer of the 'Compact' who remained at Plymouth; but 
at Duxbury, Soule and Alden both survived. * * * The 
descendants of the Pilgrim pair are many, and not a few of 
tliem honorably bear the family name. It has been fondly 
supposed that they generally show in an usual degree certain 
genial traits of character which are a legacy from the May- 
flower. At all events they are sure that their stalwart an- 
cestor was brave, honorable, cheerful, and godly." (Good- 
win 's Pilgrim Republic, page 507. ) 

The circumstances of the "Hocking affair," in which 
John Howland played an honorable part, are as follows: 

In 1630 the Council for New England sent over a new 
patent of the Pilgrim territory, defining the grant as practi- 
cally co-extensive with the present counties of Plymouth, 
Barnstable and Bristol, with a tract of land for trade on the 
Kennebec River, reaching from the present city of Augusta, 
thirteen miles down the stream, and extending fifteen miles 
each side of the river. This patent, in the name of Bradford, 
known as the "Warwick Patent," is still in the Registry of 
Deeds at Plymouth. Governor Bradford surrendered the 
Warwick Patent to the freemen of Plymouth Colony in 1640. 
As the spring trade opened in 1634, John Hocking, of 
Piscataqua, agent for Lords Say and Brook, came into the 
river and attempted to interrupt the trade of the Pilgrims at 
this post. John Howland, who was in charge of the business 
of the territory, directed Hocking to remain outside the limits 
of the Pilgrim Colony, declaring his intrusion a trespass upon 
rights which were secured to Plymouth by a formal patent 
under seal. Hocking refused to acknowledge the Pilgrim 
claim, and proceeded to interrupt the trade of the post, al- 
though twice visited by Howland, with renewed entreaties to 

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regard the rights of the colony. Rowland, as commander of 
the post, made a further attempt to persuade the intruder to 
withdraw, the attempt drawing further abuse and defiance 
from Hocking. A canoe was then sent out to cut the cable of 
the intruding craft, which was accomplished by Moses Talbot, 
one of Rowland's men. As the craft began to drift down 
stream. Rocking, aiming a carbine at Talbot, was hailed by 
Rowland, who demanded that his man should not be hurt, as 
he had only obeyed orders, and that if anyone was to be shot, 
it was himself, adding that he would make an excellent mark. 
Unfortunately, Rowland's gallantry did not save his em- 
ployee, who was shot through the head, and in turn Rocking 
was killed by one of Talbot's friends, ''that loved him well." 
The whole affair and its sequel is a painful episode in early 
colonial history, resulting in the arrest and imprisonment at 
Boston of John Alden, who was present, but took no part in 
the matter, and Myles Standish, as a member of the Plymouth 
government, was put under bonds, upon his appearance at 
Boston on Alden 's behalf. Delegates from the plantations, 
including the clergy, after reviewing the case, formally and 
fully exonerated the Plymouth men and declared that Hock- 
ing alone had been to blame. 

The record of the will of the Pilgrim Rowland as exhib- 
ited to the court held at Plymouth March 5, 1763, is as fol- 
lows: 

The Last Will and testament of Mr. John Rowland of Plymouth 
late deceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fifth 
day of March Anno: Dom. 1672 on the oath of Mr. Samuel 
Fuller and Mr. William Crow as foUoweth: 

Know all men to whom these presents shall Come that I, John 
Howland, senr, of the town of New Plumouth, in the Colony of 
New Plymouth in New England in America, this twenty ninth day 
of May one thousand six hundred seventy and two being of whole 
mind and in Good and Perfect Memory and Remembrance praised 
be God; being now Grown aged: having many infirmities of body 
vpon mee; and not Knowing how soon God will call mee out of this 
world, doe make and ordaine these presents to be my testament 
containing heerin my last Will in manor and forme following: 

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BURIAL HILL, PLYMOUTH, MASS. 
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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Imp I will and bequeath my body to the dust, and my soule 
to God that gave it, in hopes of a joyful Resurrection vnyo Glory; 
and as concerning my temporall estate, I dispose thereof as fol- 
loweth 

Item I doe giuve and bequeath vnto John Rowland my eldest 
Sonne besides what lands I haue alreddy giuen him, all my Right 
and interest in that one hundred acres of land granted mee by the 
Coux't, lying on the eastern side of Taunton River, between Titicutt 
and Taunton, bounds and all the appurtenances and Priviledges 
therevnto belonging, to belonge to him and his heires and assignes 
forever; And if that tract should faile, then to haue all my Rights, 
title and Interest by and in that Last Court graunted to mee, in 
any other place, to belonge to him his heires and assignes forever; 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my son, Jabez Rowland, all 
those my vpland and Meadows that I now posesse att Satuckett and 
Paomett, and places adjacent, with all the appurtenances and 
privilidges belonging therevnto, and all my right title and interest 
therin, to belonge to him, his heires and assignes forever. 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my son, Jabez Rowland all 
that my one peece of land that I haue lying on the southsyde of the 
Mill:brook, in the town of Plymouth, aforesaid; be it more or lesse, 
and is on the northsyde of a tract that is now Gyles Richards, sen; 
to belonge to the said Jabez his heires and assignes forever, 

Item I giue and bequeath unto Isack Rowland my youngest 
Sonne all those my vplands and Meddowes devided and undivided 
with all the appurtenances and priviledges vnto them belonging 
lying and being in the towne of Middlebery, and in a tract of Land 
called the Majors purchase, neare Namaskett Ponds; which I haue 
bought and purchased of William White, of Marshfield, in the 
colonie of New Plymouth; which may or shall appear by any deed 
or writing that is Giuen vnder the said White's hand all such deeds 
and writinges together with the aforementioned peticular & to 
belonge to the said Isack, his heires and assignes forever. 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my said son, Isack Rowland, 
the one half of my twelve acree lott of Meddow that I now haue att 
Winnetussett River within the towne of Plymouth aforesaid to 
belonge to him the Said Isack Rowland his heires and assignes 
forever. 

Item I Will and bequeath vnto my deare and loumg wif 
Elizabeth Rowland the Vse and benifit of my now dwelling house 
in Rockey Nook in the township of Plymouth aforesaid, with the 
outhousing lands, that is vplands and meddow lands, and all appur- 
tenances and priviledges therevnto belonging in the towne of 
Plymouth and all other lands housings and meddows that I haue in 
said towne of Plymouth, excepting what meddow and vpland I 
have before given to my sonnes Jabez and Isack Rowland during 
her naturall life, to injoy make vse of and improve for her benefit 
and comfort. , j.. 

Item I giue and bequeath to m.y son, Joseph Rowland after 
the decase of my louing wife Elizabeth Rowland my aforesaid 
dwelling house at Rocky Nook together with all the out housing 
vplands and meddowes appurtenances and privilidges belonging 

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thervnto, and all other housing vplands and meddowes that I haue 
within the aforesaid towne of New Plymouth excepting what lands 
and meddowe I haue before Given to my two sonnes Jabez and 
Isack to belonge to him the said Joseph Rowland to him and his 
heires and as sign es forever. 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter, Desire Gorham, 
twenty shillings 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter, Hope Chipman, 
twenty shillings 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter Elizabeth Dick- 
enson, twenty shillings. 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter Lydia Brown, 
twenty shillings 

Item I giue and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Bosworth, 
twenty shillings 

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my daughter, Ruth Cushman, 
twenty shillings 

Item I giue and bequeath to my grand child Elizabeth How- 
land the daughter of my son John Rowland twenty shillings 

Item My will is that these legacies Giuen to my daughters, 
pe payd by my executrix in such space as shee thinketh meet 

Item I will and bequeath to my louing wife Elizabeth How- 
land — my debts and legacies being first payd — my whole estate, 
viz: lands, houses goods chattels, or any thinge else that belongeth 
or appertaineth vnto mee, undisposed of be it either in Plymouth, 
Duxburrow, Middlebery or any other place whatsoever I do freely 
and absolutely giue and bequeath to my deare and loving wife 
Elizabeth Rowland whom I do by these presents make ordaine and 
constitute to be the sole executrix of this my Last will and Testa- 
ment to see the same truely and faithfully pformed according to 
the tenour therof; In witness wherof I the said John Rowland, 
senior, haue heervnto sett my hand and seale the aforesaid twenty 
ninth day of May, one thousand six hundred and seventy and 
two 1672. 

JOHN ROWLAND 
Sig^ied and sealed and a [Seale] 

in the Presence of 

Samuel Fuller 
William Crow 

Evidently the Pilgrim had unlimited confidence in his 
wife's ability to undertake the settlement of his affairs. She 
spent her last days at the home of her daughter, Lydia 
Brown, at Swansea, as has been said. What communications 
pasesd between the grandmother and granddaughter, Hannah 
Gorham, as she grew into womanhood, we can only surmise. 
No record of such communications are found at Cape May. 
While the granddaughter and her husband, Joseph Whilldin, 

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THE TOMBSTONE OF JOHN ROWLAND, THE PILGRIM, 

Burial Hill, Plymouth 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

were building their first home at Cape May, two of the Pilgrim 
band were still living — John Cook, who died in 1694, and Mrs. 
Mary Allerton Cushman, wife of Elder Cushman, who died in 
1699, at the age of ninety. She was the last surviving member 
of those who sailed from Europe in the Mayflower. The colony 
of New Plymouth continued its independent jurisdiction and 
life until after the settlement at Cape May, coming to an end 
in 1692, when the colonies of Massachusetts Bay and Ply- 
mouth became united. 

The devout character of Elizabeth Tilley Howland is 
shown in the beginning and ending of her will, dated at Swan- 
sea, 17 December, 1686. 

"Being seventy nine years of age, but of good & perfect mem- 
ory thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to Remembrance ye 
uncertain Estate of this transitoi-y Life — that all flesh must jdeld 
vnto Death when it shall please God to call: Doe make, constitute, 

etc and first being penitent and sorry from ye 

bottom of my heart for all my sinns past, most humbly desiring 
forgivness for ye same, giue & comit my soule vnto Almighty God 
my Savior and Redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ 
I trust and believe assuredly to be saved & to full remission & for- 
giveness of all my sins, & that my Soule wh my Body at the Gen- 
erall Day of Resurrection shall rise again wh joy, & through ye 
meritts of Christ's Death & Passion possesse & inherit ye Kingdom 
of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chosen; & my Body to be 
buryed in such place as it shall please my Executr .'* 

Elizabeth had learned her catechism when a child, and 
was evidently well grounded in Effectual Calling, Assurance, 
and the familiar words learned in her youth came to her mind 
when she made her last will and testament. The last item in 
the will is an admonition that it is her "Will and charge to 
all the Children that they walke in ye Feare of Ye Lord." 



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JOHN ROWLAND THE PILGRIM 

JOHN HOWLAND of the Mayflower was born in England 
in 1592, died at Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, 23 February, 1672, 
Old Style, married ELIZABETH TILLEY, who came with her 
father, JOHN TILLEY, in the company of the Pilgrims in 1620. 
(See introduction page 88). 

Their daughter, DESIRE HOWLAND, born at Plymouth, 
1624, died at Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 13 October, 1683, 
married 1643 Captain John Gorham, who was baptized at Bene- 
field, Northamtonshire, England, 28 January, 1621, died at 
Swansey, Plymouth Colony, 5 February, 1675, Old Style. 

Issue known to have descendants in Cape May County: — 

(1) DESIRE GORHAIVI, born 20 May, 1644, died 30 
June, 1700, married at Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 7 October, 
1661, John Haws. (For descendants see page 320). 

(2) HANNAH GORHAM, born at Barnstable, Plymouth 
Colony, 28 November, 1663, died at Cape May, New Jersey, 
circa 1728, married, circa 1683, Joseph Whilldin, of Yarmouth, 
Plymouth Colony, born circa 1656-60, died at Cape May, circa 
1725, and with her husband removed to Cape May. (For de- 
scendants see page 98). For an account of the Gorham family 
and the removal to Cape May of Joseph Whilldin (Wheelding) 
and his wife, HANNAH GORHAM, see "WAST BOOK" of 
Colonel John Gorham, page 7 of this volume. 

The will of JOHN HOWLAND is given in full on page 
90, and an account of the last days and death of Elizabeth 
Tilley Howland on page 92. See also Otis, Barnstable Families, 
page 413. 



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HANNAH GORHAM 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 97. 

HANNAH G0RHAM3, (Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND! rpjjj. PILGRIM), was bom at Barnstable, Plymouth 
Colony, 28 November, 1663, died at Cape May, New Jersey, circa 
1728, married, circa 1683, Joseph Whilldin of Yarmouth, Ply- 
mouth Colony, born circa 1656-1660, died at Cape May, circa 
1725, and with her husband moved before 1690 to Cape May. 
(See "Wast Book" of Colonel John Gorham, page 7 of this 
volume). 

Issue : — 

(1) HANNAH WHILLDIN, bom at Yarmouth, Ply- 
mouth Colony, 1683, died 1728, married first at Cape May, 18 
June, 1701, Thomas Leaming, born at Southampton, Long 
Island, 9 July, 1674, died at Cape May, 31 December, 1723. 
(For descendants see page 99. HANNAH WHILLDIN married 
second Philip Syng of Philadelphia, no issue by this last mar- 
riage. 

(2) JOSEPH WHILLDIN, bom circa 1690, died at Cape 
May, 18 March, 1748, aged 58 years, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married first Mary Wilmon, bom 1689, died at Cape 
May, 8 April, 1743, aged 54 years, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery). For descendants see page 100. 

(3) MARY WHILLDIN, married Josiah Crowell, (date 
of marriage 17" December, 1708). 

(4) EXPERIENCE WHILLDIN, married William 

Poster. 

(5) ISAAC WHILLDIN. 

For history of the settlement of the Leaming family in 
Cape May see Diary of Thomas Leaming quoted on page 14, 
and also Diary of Aaron Leaming second on page 25. 

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HANNAH WHILLDIN ^' . 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 98. 

HANNAH WHILLDIN*, (Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Yar- 
mouth, Plymouth Colony, 1683, died at Cape May, 1728, mar- 
ried first at Cape May, 18 June, 1701, Thomas Leaming, bom 
at Southampton, Long Island, 9 July, 1674, died at Cape May, 
31 December, 1723. She married second Philip Syng of Phila- 
dephia. 

Issue : — 

(1) ESTHER LEAMING, born at Cape May, 3 July, 
1702, married William Eldredge. 

(2) MERCY LEAMING, born at Cape May, 10 Septem- 
ber, 1704, married Samuel Eldredge. (For descendants see 
page 101). 

(3) JANE LEAMING, born at Cape May, 15 October, 
1706, married William Doubleday. 

(4) PHEBE LEAMING, born at Cape May, 4 November 
1708, married John Garlick. 

(5) PRISCILLA LEAMING, born 15 June, 1710, died at 
Cape May, 21 September, 1758, aged 48 years, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery), married first at Cape May, John Stites, 
who died at Cape May before 1 August, 1743, (for descendants 
see page 102) ; married second at Cape May Jacob Hughes, who 
was born 1711, died at Cape May, 28 September, 1772, (for 
descendants see page 103). 

(6) CHRISTOPHER LEAMING, born at Cape May, 
1714, died at Cape May, 31 December, 1751, married Deborah 
Hand, born at Cape May, 14 November, 1716, died at Cape 
May, 27 February, 1784. (For descendants see page 105). 

(7) THOMAS LEAMING, born at Cape May, 31 March, 
1718, Old Style, married Elizabeth Leaming. (For descendants 
see page 106). 

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JOSEPH WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 98. 

JOSEPH WHILLDIN% (Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land-, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born circa 
1690, died at Cape May, 18 March, 1748, aged 58 years, (tomtb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married first Mary Wilmon, 
who was born 1689, died at Cape May, 8 April, 1743, aged 54 
years, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). His will made 
16 March, 1747, proved 8 June, 1748, recorded in Book of Wills 
V, 454, at Trenton, New Jersey, names his wife, Abigail then 
living, and the following children. 

Issue : — 

(1) MATTHEW WHILLDIN, first mentioned in will. 

(2) JAMES WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1714, died 
at Cape May, 5 November 1780, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married first Jane Hand, born at Cape May, 1719, 
died at Cape May, 8 November, 1760, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery) ; married second by license of 20 July, 1761, Jane 
Izzard ; married third by license of 13 January, 1766, Susannah 
Hand, who survived him, and is mentioned in his will. (For 
descendants see page 196). 

(3) HANNAH WHILLDIN, born at Cape May circa 
1719, married before 1739, Ellis Hughes, who was born at Cape 
May, 1708, died at Cape May, 8 February, 1762. (For descend- 
ants see page 197). She married second Bldredge. 

(4) DAVID WHILLDIN, born 1725, died 17 March, 1762, 
aged 37 years, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(5) 'RACHEL WHILLDIN, mentioned in will. 

(6) LOES WHILLDIN, mentioned in will. 

(7) MARY WHILLDIN, deceased at time of making of 
will. (See page 27). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MERCY LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 99. 

MERCY LEAMING^ (Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 10 Decem'ber, 1704, died at Cape May, 
1769, married at Cape May Samuel Eldredge, who died at Cape 
May in 1745. (For marriage see Diary of Aaron Leaming 
second quoted on page 36; for will of Samuel Eldredge see page 
29. The date of the birth of MERCY LEAMING is given in 
the above mentioned manuscript of Aaron Leaming the second). 

Issue: — 

(1) SAMUEL ELDREDGE, named in will of his father 
Samuel, see above. 

(2) SARAH ELDREDGE, named in will of father. 

(3) AARON ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 2 Febru- 
ary, 1735, married at Cape May, 29 January, 1761, Elizabeth 
Still well, born at Cape May, 27 June, 1735. (For descendants 
see page 107"). 

(4) JACOB ELDREDGE, named in will of father. 

(5) JEREMIAH ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 5 
August, 1745, died at Cape May, 28 April, 1795, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 9 September, 
1775, Lydia Leaming, born at Cape May, 22 August, 1751, died 
5 July, 1798, no issue, (see page 30). Lydia Leaming married 
second, 15 May, 1797, Anthony Van Mannerick, and is buried in 
Cold Spring Cemetery. (See also page 106). 



101 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
PRISCILLA LEAmNG 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 99. 

PRISCILLA LEAMINa^, (Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 15 June, 1710, died at Cape 
May, 21 September, 1758, aged 48 years, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married first at Cape May, John Stites, who 
died at Cape Miay, 1743, will proved 1 August of that year. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARGARET STITES, born at Cape May, 1740, died 
at Cape May, 22 October, 1764, married at Cape May, 3 March, 
1763, Jonathan Leaming, (son of Aaron Leaming the second), 
born 1738, and had one child, PRISCILLA LEAMING, bom at 
Cape May, 9 October, 1764, who married Humphrey Stites. (For 
descendants see page 143). 

PRISCILLA LEAMING (first) married second at Cape 
May, Jacob Hughes, who was bom 1711, died at Cape May, 
28 September, 1772. (For descendants see page 103). 

For the date of the birth of PRISCILLA LEAMING 
(first), her marriage to John Stites, and subsequent marriage 
to Jacob Hughes, see Diary of Aaron Leaming the second, date 
of 1770, quoted on page 36 of this volume, and on page 35 an 
account of the death and grave of her daughter, MARGARET 
STITES. See also abstract of will of John Stites in New Jersey 
Archives, First Series, vol. XXX, page 459— ** Wife Priscilla to 
have use of lands— until my daughter Margrit will be 20/^ 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

PRISCILLA LEAIVUING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 99. 

PRISCILLA LEAMING^ (Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorha^l^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 15 June, 1710, died at Cape 
May, 21 September 1758, aged 48 years, married second at Cape 
May, after August 1st, 1743, Jacob Hughes, born 1711, died at 
Cape May, 28 September, 1772, (tombstones in Cold Spring 
Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) JACOB HUGHES, bom 9 August, 17'46, died 22 
March, 1796, married by license of 24 November, 1773, (see 
Pennsylvania Marriages), Ann Lawrence, born August, 1753, 
died 27 November, 1817, and had the following children: 

(1) JACOB HUGHES, born about 1777, died about 1830, 
married at Cape May, 28 July, 1800, Sophia Stillwell, (for 
record of marriage see Cape May County Records, Book A of 
Marriages, page 12), and had: JACOB STILLWELL 
HUGHES, born 1803, died 1835, married 6 February, 1833, 
Rebecca Crawford, and had MARY HIGBEE HUGHES, who 
married Joseph Russell, and had : JOSEPH RUSSELL ; MARY 
RUSSELL, who married William Rutherford; CHARLES 
RUSSELL; and GEORGE RUSSELL. 

(2) DANIEL HUGHES, M. D., born 1779, died 3 July, 
1815, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 12 Novem- 
ber, 1804, Charlotte Bennett, (see Session Book of the Cold 
Spring Presbyterian Church in this volume, page 43), and had: 
BENJAMIN RUSH HUGHES, bom 4 June, 1807; HENRY 
FISHER HUGHES, born 7 January, 1810. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

(3) MARY HUGHES, born 1780, married 17 February, 
1800, John Bennett, marriage recorded in Book A of Marriages, 
Cape May County. (For descendants see page 148). 

(4) JEREMIAH HUGHES, born at Cape May, 1783, 
died 23 February, 1815, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
married Rhoda Taylor, born 11 April, 1778, died 11 Sep- 
tember, 1843; she married second, 11 May, 1820, Edward 
Price. (For descendants of Jeremiah and Rhoda Taylor Hughes 
see page 149). 

(5) ELIZABETH HUGHES, married 29 January, 1806, 
John Church, (Cape May County Records, Book A of Mar- 
riages), and had SOPHIA CHURCH, RHODA CHURCH and 
ARABELLA CHURCH, (See ''The Divine Covenant Fulfilled 
in Pious Households" by REV. DANIEL LAWRENCE 
HUGHES, D. D., page 20). See also page 44 of this volume. 

(6) JAMES RAINY HUGHES, born at New England, 
Lower township. Cape May County, New Jersey, 6 July, 1791, 
died at Cape May, 13 March, 1865, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married at Cape May, 9 January, 1815, ELIZA 
ELDREDGE», (Aaron Eldredge% Aaron Eldredge^ Mercy 
Leaming^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 15 December, 1796, died at Unionville, 
Pennsylvania, 6 January, 1876, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery). For descendants see page 150. 

For marriage of PRISCILLA LEAMING and Jacob 
Hughes, see Diary of Aaron Learning the second, quoted on page 
36 of this volume. 

The REV. DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES, D.D., author 
of "The Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious Households, From 
1711 to 1891," was the son of JAMES RAINY and ELIZA 
ELDREDGE HUGHES ; the record of his family and descend- 
ants is given on page 157 of this volume. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

CHRISTOPHER LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 99. 

CHRISTOPHER LEAMING^ (Hannah Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 18 April, 1712, died at Cape 
May, 31 December, 1751, married Deborah Hand, born at Cape 
May, 14 November, 1716, died at Cape May, 27 February, 1784, 
and had: CHRISTOPHER LEAMING, born at Cape May, 
died at Cape May, 1788, married by license of 8 August, 1761, 
Sarah Spicer, who died about 1797, and had the following chil- 
dren : — 

(1) ISPICER LEAMING, born 14 April, 1762, married 
Hannah Swain. (For descendants see page 177). 

(2) DEBORAH LEAMING, bom 11 September, 1764. 

(3) HANNAH LEAMING, born 23 February, 1768, mar- 
ried first Edward Rice, married second Amos C. Moore. (For 
descendants see page 179). 

(4) JACOB LEAMING, bom 31 October, 1771. 

(5) CHRISTOPHER LEAMING, born 5 July, 1775, mar- 
ried Ann Mecray, and had EDWIN LEAMING. 

(6) ESTHER LEAMING, born 9 Febraary, 1778, mar- 
ried Eli Foster and moved to Ohio in 1806. She died at 
Lebanon, Ohio. 

(7) HUMfPHREY LEAMING, bom 6 December, 1780, 
married Mary Stites. (For descendants see page 178). 

(8) ALLISON LEAMING, bom 25 September, 1784. 

The tombstone of Christopher Leaming, son of Hannah 
Whilldin, gives his age as 39 years. (Learning burial ground 
at Clermont N. J.) 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

THOMAS LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 99. 

THOMAS LEAMINO", (Hannah Whilldin^ Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was bom at Cape May, 31 March, 1718, Old Style, (See Diary 
of Aaron Learning the second quoted on page 36), died at Cape 
May, 19 December, 1795, married 29 April, 1740, Elizabeth 
Leaming, born at Cape May, 18 September, 1721, died at Cape 
May, 26 January, 17'69. 

Issue : — 

(1) THOMAS LEAMING, born in Cape May County, 20 
August, 1748, Old Style, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 
October, 1797, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 
August, 1779, Rebecca Fisher, born 31 October, 1757, Old Style, 
died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 September, 1833, and had 
the following children :— ELIZA LEAMING, born 13 August, 
1780, died 1835, married 3 January, 1799, Charles Caldwell, 
M.D., and had, THOMAS LEAMING CALDWELL, M.D., bom 
9 November, 1799, who married 13 May, 1822, Mary Jane Clif- 
ford; THOMAS FISHER LEAMING, bora at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 14 July, 1786, died at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 23 June, 1839, married Susan Murgatroyde, and had, 
STEVENSON M. LEAMING, born 16 February, 1822, died 8 
August, 1890; LYDIA LEAMING, born 28 August, 1789, mar- 
ried J. Somers Smith, (for descendants see page 188) ; JERE- 
MIAH FISHER LEAMING, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 8 October, 1795, married Rebecca Wain, (for descendants 
see page 189), 

(2) LYDIA LEAMING, born 22 August, 1751, married 
first Jeremiah Eldredge, married second Anthony Van Manner- 
ick — she died 16 July, 1798, and is buried in Cold Spring 
Cemetery. No issue. 

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MAtFLOWElt DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

AARON ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 101^ 

AARON ELDREDGE«, (Mercy Leaming^ Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 2 February, 1735, 
died at Cape May, 2 July, 1785, married at Cape IMay, 29 JanU' 
ary, 1761, Elizabeth Stillwell, born 27 June, 1735, died 23 Aprils 
1790. 

Issue: — 

(1) CHARLOTTA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 5 
April, 1765, married by license of 21 October, 1782, Persons 
Learning. (For descendants see page 108). 

(2) SARAH ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 20 Febru- 
ary, 1767, married as his second wife, 3 June, 1798, Aaron 
Edmunds ; his first wife was LYDIA, younger sister of SARAH. 
He was born at Cape May, 14 September, 1766, died 23 June> 
1844, (For descendants see page 109). 

(3) LYDIA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 4 March, 
1769, died at Cape May, 29 January, 1794, married at Cape May, 
25 June, 1780, Aaron Edmunds. (For descendants see page 
110). 

(4) AARON ELDREDGE, bom at Cape May, 13 June, 
1771, died at Cape May, 21 August, 1819, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 17 June, 1792, Han- 
nah Langdon. (For descendants see page 111). 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CHARLOTTA ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 107. 

CHARLOTTA ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge«, Mercy 
Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape 
May, 5 April, 1765, died at Cape May, 12 December, 1812, mar- 
ried 24 October, 1782, Persons Leaming, born at Cape May, 23 
July, 1756, died at Cape May, 29 March, 1807, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) AARON LEAMING, born 15 May, 1784, married 
HANNAH STITES«, (Priscilla Learning^ Margaret Stites% 
Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). For descen- 
dants see page 144). 

(2) FURMAN LEAMING, bom at Cape May, 27 Septem- 
ber, 1786, died 18 March, 1832, married Hannah Ludlam. (For 
descendants see page 113). 

(3) MARY LEAMING, born at Cape IVI^y, 1778, died 5 
February, 1861, married Robert M. Holmes. 

(4) PERSONS LEAMING, born at Cape May, 3 Septem- 
ber, 1790, died at Cape May, 20 November, 1820, unmarried, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(5) JEREMIAH LEAMING, born at Cape May, 25 May, 
1792, died at Dennisville, New Jersey, 26 April, 1839, married 
3 October, 1814, Abigail Falkenburge. (For descendants see 
page 114). 

(6) JAMES RAINY LEAMING, born at Cape May, 6 
June, 1794, married at Cape May, 7 August, 1814, Sarah 
Irwin, and had : JAMES LEAMING, died 1838 ; JONATHAN 
LEAMING, and SOMERS LEAMING. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SARAH ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 107. 

SARAH ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Learn- 
ing^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham.^, Desire Rowland^, 
JOHN HOWLANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
20 February, 1767, died at Cape May, 20 January, 1846, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 3 
June, 1798, Aaron Edmunds, (his first wife was LYBIA 
ELDREDGE, younger sister of SARAH ELDREDGE). He 
was born at Cape May, 14 September, 1766, died at Cape May, 
23 June, 1844, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) EPHRIAM ELDREDGE EDMUNDS, bom at Cape 
May, 7 June, 1789, died 30 August, 1812, (tomlbstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

(2) REV. JAMES EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 19 
December, 1799, married Harriet Howe Whittlemore, and had 
WILLIAM W. EDMUNDS, born 2 May, 1825, "died of cholera 
on a business trip from Philadelphia to St, Paul, leaving a wife 
and daughter residing in Philadelphia," (Rev. Dr. Hughes-, 
REV. JAMES M. EDMUNDS, born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 1 June, 1827, died 23 March, 1858, married 18 March, 1858, 
Isabella B. Work; EMILY J. EDMUNDS, born 30 December, 
1830, married Rev. William R. Work— "she died, and her 
children also, several years ago," (Dr. Hughes) — date of death 
19 NovenHber, 1866. 

(3) LYDIA EDMUNDS, bom 22 January, 1803, died in 
infancy. 

(4) LYDIA EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 3 June, 1805, 
married Robert Foster. (For descendants see page 118). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LYDIA ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 107. 

LYDIA ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge^ Mercy Leaming^ 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 4 March 
1769, died at Cape May, 29 January, 1794, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery, with variations in dates), married at Cape 
May, 25 June, 1790, Aaron Edmunds, born at Cape May, 14 
September, 1766, died at Cape May, 23 June, 1844, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemetery). He married second SARAH 
ELDREDGE, sister of his first wife, LYDIA ELDREDGE, 
(see page 109). 

Issue : — 

(1) ELIZABETH EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 25 
May, 1791, died at Cape May, 15 February, 1847, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 10 December, 
1810, Robert Parsons, born at Cape May, 14 September, 1785, 
died at Cape Mtay, 7 August, 1860, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), and had, JOHN SMITH PARSONS, born 22 March, 
1828, died at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 2 February, 1893, mar- 
ried 6 November, 1860, HARRIET ELDREDGE^, (Jeremiah 
Leaming Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy 
Leaming^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
landS JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born 20 
December, 1841, died 14 December, 1903. (For descendants 
see page 120). 

(2) AARON EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 22 June, 
1793, died at Cape May, 25 November, 1856, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 2 November, 1816, 
Roxanna Hildreth, born 18 January, 17'95, died at Linwood, 
New Jersey, 26 September, 1876. (For descendants see page 
121). 

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MAYFLOWEtt DESCENDANT'S IN CAPE MAT COUNT! 

AARON ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 107>, 

AARON ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge«, Mercy Leam- 
ing', Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Rowland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
13 June, 1771, died at Cape IMay, 21 August, 1819, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 17 June, 1792, 
Hannah Langdon, born 21 December, 1774, died 6 June, 1836, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) JEREMIAH LE AMINO ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 14 July, 1793, married 16 August 1821, Harriet Tomlin. 
(For descendants see page 124). 

(2) AARON ELDREDGE, born 6 June, 1795, married 
29 April, 1824, Hannah Eldredge. <'For descendants see page 
120). 

(3) ELIZA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 15 Decem- 
ber, 1796, married 9 January, 1815, JAMES RAINY 
HUGHES^ (Jacob Hughes«, Priscilla Leaming^ Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland", JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), for descendants see page 150). 

(4) JOSEPH ELDREDGE, born at Cape May 7 August, 
1798, married 22 September, 1830, Mrs. Ann Morgan Coxe 
West. (For descendants see page 127). 

(5) WILLIAM ELDREDGE, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 30 April, 1804, died at Cold Spring, 29 June, 1886, mar- 
ried at Somers Point, New Jersey, 6 September, 1828, Esther 
A. Ireland, born at Somers Point, New Jersey, 8 July, 1811, 
daughter of Elijah and Rachel Somers Ireland. (For descend- 
ants see page 128). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
AARON ELDREDGE 

(6) STILLWELL ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 6 
August, 1806, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 July, 1849, 
mjarried 2 September, 1830, Mary Benner, born at Philadel- 
phia, 18 December, 1812, died 24 November, 1882. (For descend- 
ants see page 129 ) . 

(7) GEORGE M. ELDREDGE, bom at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 6 December, 1810, died at Abbeville, Louisiana, 27 
April, 1886, married 1842, Emma Elizabeth Frierson. (For 
descendants see page 130). 

(8) EPHRIAM ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 6 
October, 1812, died at West Chester, Pennsylvania, 13 August, 
1887, married Sarah Payran. (For descendants see page 131) 

A full biography of the family of AARON ELDREDGE 
and his wife Hannah Langdon, extending to the year 1891, is 
given in "The Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious Households 
from 1711-1891" by the Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
son of ELIZA ELDREDGE, the third child of AARON EL- 
DREDGE and Hannah Langdon. See pages 21 to 37' of that 
record of the Eldredge family ; but it should be carefully noted 
that the title of this division of Dr. Hughes record of the 
Lawrence-Hughes and Eldredge families is an error and should 
read AARON ELDREDGE instead of JEREMIAH EL- 
DREDGE, who died without issue (see pages 10 and 30 of this 
volume), and the third paragraph should read: "My grand- 
father, Aaron Eldredge, Jr., son of my great grandfather, 
Aaron Eldredge." 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

FURMAN LEAMING 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 108. 

FU'RMAN LEAMING«, (Charlotta Eldredge^ Aaron 
Eldredge^, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland=^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 22 September, 1786, died 18 IVIarch, 
1832^ married at Cape May, 14 May, 1809, Hannah Ludlara, 
born 29 November, 1789, died 6 July, 1836. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY LEAMING, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 
March, 1810, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in her eighty-seventh 
year, unmarried. 

(2) SARAH LEAMING, bom 15 March, 1813, married Edmund 
Throckmorton. 

(3) FURMAN LEAMING, bom 30 August, 1815, married Mary 
Curwen. (For descendants see page 116). 

(4) LEWIS LEAMING, bom 31 January, 1820, married Rachel 
Fox. 

(5) ELIZABETH LEAMING, bora 9 November, 1821, died 1889, 
married 22 July, 1844, Charles D. Meigs, born 1817, died 1893, and 
had:— MARY LEAMING MEIGS, bom at Philadelphia, 25 February, 
1845, died at Indianapolis, Indiana, 24 April, 1918, unmarried; 
CHARLES D. MEIGS, bom at Philadelphia, 20 September, 1846, mar- 
ried Anna Allen; MONTGOMERY C. MEIGS, bom near Romney, In- 
diana, 1 April, 1848, died 1904, married Mary Matthews, and had: 
ELIZABETH MEIGS, bom 1879, MONTGOMERY MEIGS, bom 1881, 
EMILY BIDDLE MEIGS, bom 1883, JAMES MATTHEWS MEIGS, 
bom 1888; LEWIS LEAMING MEIGS, (son of Charles and Elizabeth) 
bom March, 1850, died in infancy; HARRY L. MEIGS, born 1851, 
died 1878; EMILY BIDDLE MEIGS, bom 28 August, 1853, married 
Warwick H. Ripley, and had: CHARLES MEIGS RIPLEY; ELIZA- 
BETH MEIGS, bom 1855, died in infancy; SARAH THROCKMOR- 
TON MEIGS, bom 13 August, 1857; JOHN FORSYTH MEIGS, bom 
1 June 1860, died 1878; SAMUEL MEIGS, bom 1863, died 1880. 

(6) HENRY LEAMING, bom 25 November, 1825, married first 
Ellen Jones, married second Bessie Eichelburger. 

(7) EMMA LEAMING, bora 26 March, 1829, married George 
Forman. 

(8) HANNAH LEAMING, died young. 

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Mayflower descendants in cape MAt cotiNTt 

JEREMIAH LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 108. 

JEREMIAH LEAMING«, (Charlotta Eldredge^ Aaron 
Eldredge®, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
hain% Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 25 May, 1792, died at Dennisville, New 
Jersey, 26 April, 1839, married at Dennisville, New Jersey, 3 
October, 1814, Abigail Falkenburg, born at Dennisville, New 
Jersey, 16 February, 1796, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
4r December, 1865. 

Issue : — 

(1) JOSEPH FALKENBURG LEAMING, born 23 September, 
1815, married Isabella Thompson, and had ISABELLA LEAMING, 
bom 21 January, 1859, married Dr. Forman. 

(2) DR. COLEMAN FISHER LEAMING, bom at Dennisville, 
New Jersey, 6 June, 1818, died at Cape May Court House, New Jer- 
sey, 13 May, 1900, married at Cape May Court House, New Jer- 
sey, 23 August, 1846, Hannah Holmes Thompson, born at Cape May 
Court House, New Jersey, 12 January, 1829, died at Cape May Court 
House, 30 January, 1910, and had: JOSEPHINE LEAMING; EMMA 
LEAMING, died 1883; EDWIN THOMPSON LEAMING, bom 13 Au- 
gust, 1857, died 1868. 

(3) ABIGAIL LEAMING, bom at Dennisville, New Jersey, 26 
Novemlber, 1820, died at Woodbury, New Jersey, 4 September, 1907, 
married at DennisviUe, New Jersey, 23 June, 1846, Robert Kennedy 
Matlock, born at Woodbury, New Jersey, 22 January, 1804, died at 
Woodbury, New Jersey, 27 April, 1877, and had: ELIZABETH 
BROWNING MATLOCK, bom 16 August, 1847; MARY LEAMING 
MATLOCK, bom 3 October, 1849, died 30 May, 1907; LEAMING 
MATLOCK, born 26 March, 1854, died 28 April, 1909; ELLEN LEAM- 
ING MATLOCK, bom 15 September, 1858; ROBERT KENNEDY 
MATLOCK, bom 31 October, 1860, married 15 May, 1912, Elizabeth 
Dickinson Green; CHARLOTTE LEAMING MATLOCK, born 22 
May, 1865. 

(4) CHARLOTTE LEAMING, bom 1 January, 1826, married 
J. McKnight. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JEREMIAH LEAMING 

(5) RICHARD S. LEAMING, born at South Dennis, New Jer- 
sey, 16 July, 1828, died at Dennisville, New Jersey, 25 May, 
1895, married 8 December, 1849, Amelia Ludlam, bom 15 September, 
1827, died 8 November, 1895, and had: EMiMA LEAMING, died in 
infancy; COLEMAN FISHER LEAMING, bom 19 September, 1850, 
married Hulda Cresse, and had, RICHARD S. LEAMING, born 17 
February, 1882, LEWIS C. LEAMING, bom 13 November, 1883, who 
married 8 February, 1913, Georgie H. Wells, and had, COLEMAN 
F. LEAMING, bora 10 August, 1913, LEWIS C. LEAMING, bom 14 
August, 1915; FRANK LEADING, (son of RICHARD and AMELIA), 
born 10 March, 1857, died 7 August, 1916, man-ded 11 Februai-y, 1888, 
Anna M. Edwards. 

(6) JEREMIAH LEAMING, bom 20 January, 1831, died 30 
January, 1908, married 20 August, 1856, Harriet H. Scoville, and had: 
—JOSEPH FALKENBURG LEAMING, bom 1857, married first, 1889, 
Cora Lockwood, who died in 1895, and had, HARRIET LOUISE 
LEAMING, bom 1891, who married John McGuire, and had, John 
LEAMING McGUIRE, born 1918, MARJORIE LEAMING, born 1894; 
— ^married second, 1901, Katherine Cropsy Hess, and had JEREMIAH 
CROPS Y LEAMING, bora 1902; ALDEN CORTLAND LEAMING, 
born, 1858, died in fancy; ANNA LEAMING, born 1861, died 1898; 
ELLEN LEAMING, bom 1863, died in infancy; SUSAN FALKEN- 
BLTRG LEAMING, bom 1865; KATHARINE LEAMING, born 1867, 
married 1890, Walter Livingstone Lee, and had, WALTER LIVING- 
STONE LEE, born 1894, died in infancy; CHARLOTTE LEAMING, 
born 1871; HARRIET LEAMING, born 1873, died in infancy. 

(7) SUSAN FALKENBURG LEAMING, bom 8 July, 1836, 
married 25 March, 1855, Redman Abbott and had:— ELLEN FALK- 
ENBURG ABBOTT, married 12 August, 1880, Count Magawly Cerati 
de Calry, and had, ROSE, born 27 June, 1881, married September, 
1908, Christopher J. P. Banon, Broughall Castle, Kings County, Ire- 
land, and had, CHRISTOPHER, born 1912, EDWARD, ROSEMARY, 
GILBERT, GERTRUDE, born 1918, VALERIC AWLY, bom 25 Au- 
gust, 1883, killed in action near Arras, France, 10 May, 1917, having 
rank of Lt. Col., miarried 1 June, 1912, Sheila Cameron, and had, 
PATRICIA, ROBERT LOUIS, born 11 July, 1898; WILLIAM LOUIS 
ABBOTT, M. D., born 23 February, 1860; GERTRUDE ABBOTT, 
8 July, 1866. 

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MAYPLOWEn DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COVNft 
FURMAN LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 113. 

FURMAN LEAMING^ (Furman Learning*, Charlotta 
Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born 30 August, 1815, died 1 April, 1891, 
married 28 September, 1843, Mary Curwen, born 29 October, 
1823, died 12 February, 1903. 

Issue : — 

(1) HENRY LEAMING, born 20 January, 1845, married 
1 November, 1870, Martha F. Fox, who died 1902, and had the 
following children:— MARY CURWEN LEAMING, born 15 
December, 1871, married Samuel C. Malsbary, and had MIL- 
DRED I\IALSBURY and DALE MALSBURY; LEWIS 
LEAMING, born 10 May, 1873, married Alice Newman, and 
had LOUISE LEAMING, ELINOR LEAMING, and LUTHER 
LEAMING; EMILY LEAMING, bom October, 1874, died 
1901; CHARLOTTE LEAMING, bom June, 1876, married 
Samuel S. Kirkpatrick, and had LEAMING S. KIRKPAT- 
RICK, FRANCIS KIRKPATRICK and JOHN KIRKPAT- 
RICK; HUNTER BELL LEAMING, born 18 December, 1881, 
married Ruby Zion, and had JAMES LEAMING. 

(2) JOSEPH CURWEN LEAMING, born 1 January, 
1847", died 29 June, 1849. 

(3) ELINOR EWING LEAMING, born 13 September, 
1850, married 6 February, 1873, William J. Inskeep, and had 
the following children: FURMAN LEAMING INSKEEP, died 
in infancy; ELINOR CURWEN INSKEEP, bora January, 
1876; HENRY INSKEEP, died 1901; WILLIAM INSKEEP, 
married Cora Simison, and had HENRY INSKEEP and WIL- 
LIAM INSKEEP; GEORGE INSKEEP and FURMAN 
LEAMING INSKEEP. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
FURMAN LEAMING 

(4) GEORGE CURWEN LEAMING, born 9 August, 
1853, married 25 DecemJber, 1879, Alice Stewart, and had the 
following children :— ANNE STEWART LEAMING, married 
Warren Booker; EMMA HOLMES LEAMING, mamed Elmer 

Waters; JAMES STEWART LEAMING, married ■ 

Johnston, and had ; GEORGE CURWEN LEAM- 
ING, married Ruth Riston, and had MARION LEAMING; 
ALICE STEWART LEAMING. 

(5) MARY ELMER LEAMING, bom 8 September, 1857, 
married 10 February, 1887, Preston R. Austin, and had the fol- 
lowing children: ELINOR CURWEN AUSTIN, born 15 Feb- 
ruary, 1888, married 13 July, 1918, John H. Atherton; MARY 
LEAMING AUSTIN, born 12 June, 1890, married 30 May, 
1917, Frank M. Sinison ; ROWLAND AUSTIN, born 8 August, 
1892, married 23 November, 1918, Alice Bossart, who died 20 
March, 1919; JOHN HARRIS AUSTIN, born 5 July, 1895, 
married 30 June, 1918, Laura M. Hoch. 

(6) ELIZABETH MEIGS LEAMING, bom 10 January, 
1861, married 29 December, 1881, Dr. Albert D. Pyke, and had 
the following children: MARGARET PYKE, born October, 
1883, deceased; FURMAN LEAMING PYKE, born 14 Febru- 
ary, 1889, married Inez ; DAVID PYKE, married 

Fem Field ; ALBERT PYKE, married Ruth Stafford. 

(7) FURMAN MASKELL LEAMING, bom 3 January, 
1865, married 16 October, 1890, Flora M. Fox, and had ELINOR 
CURWEN LEAMING and MABEL LEAMING. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
LYDIA EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 109. 

LYDIA EDMUNDS^, (Sarah Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge«, 
Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Grorham^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May, 3 May, 1805, died at Cape May, 24 December, 1837, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 
25 February, 1829, Robert Edmunds Foster, born at Cape May, 
19 September, 1805, died 31 March, 1890. 

Issue : — 

(1) SAMUEL M. FOSTER, born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 9 March, 1831, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
18 February, 1854, Emily Jane Hughes, born at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 25 January, 1830, died at Fishing Creek, 22 July, 
1897, and had the following children: ROBERT EDMUNDS 
FOSTER, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 June, 1855, 
died at Norfolk, Virginia, 8 February, 1875; ELLA V. FOS- 
TER, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 August, 1857, 
married Daniel Woolson, (for descendants see page 119) ; 
EDGAR HUGHES FOSTER, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 24 March, 1865, married at Camden, New Jersey, 14 
March, 1886, Abigail Virginia Hoeflich, and had EDGAR C, 
EDNA VIRGINIA, EARL HOEFLICH, and FLORENCE 
EDNA FOSTER. 

(2) JANE CROWELL FOSTER, born 28 November, 
1833, died at Fishing Creek, 14 February, 1897, married at 
Fishing Creek, 14 December, 1853, James H. Shaw, bom 4 May, 
1830, died September, 1911. 



118 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ELLA V. FOSTER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 118. 

ELLA V. FOSTERS", (Samuel L. Foste^^ Lydia Edmunds*, 
Sarah Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^ Mercy Learning^ Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 12 August, 1857, married at Cape May, 5 July, 1875, 
Daniel Woolson, bom at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 23 Decem- 
ber, 1855, died at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 30 December, 
1910. 

Issue : — 

(1) EMILY HUGHES WOOLSON, niarried Harry Ben- 
nett Thompson. 

(2) EDGAR WOOLSON, born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 23 November, 1878, married 25 November, 1910, Grace 
S. Ross. 

Grace S. Ross, wife of EDGAR F. WOOLSON, was born at 
Brooklyn, New York, 30 March, 1885. 

(3) MEDORA WOOLSON, married Claude Eldredge, and 
had, MELVIN ELDREDGE. 

(4) EDNA MAY WOOLSON, born at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 30 August, 1884, married Fred G. Raff, and had, 
MARION E. RAFF, and CLARENCE F. RAFF. 

(5) CHARLES LESLIE WOOLSON, bom at Fishing 
Creek, New Jersey, 24 October, 1885. 

(6) JENNIE WOOLSON, born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 29 April, 1888. 

(7) EARL SHANNON WOOLSON married Theresa 
Chester. 

(8) ROBERT EDMUNDS WOOLSON, bora at Fishing 
Creek, New Jersey, 4 June, 1892. 

119 



MAYF^LOWEU DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAI COUNTl 
JOHN SMITH PARSONS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 110, 

JOHN SMITH PARSONS^ (Elizabeth Edn^unds^ Lydia 
Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge", Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland-, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 22 March, 1828, died 
at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 2 February, 1893, married 6 
November, 1860, HARRIET ELDREDGE», (Jeremiah Learning 
Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Leaming^, 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born 20 December, 1841, died 
at Merchantville, New Jersey, 14 December, 1903. (Burial at 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 
Issue : — 

(1) ELIZABETH PARSONS, bom at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
81 May, 1861, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 12 November, 1885, 
William H. Ritter, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 June, 1860, 
and had: HIRAM RITTER, bom at Philadelphia, 24 October, 1886; 
CHARLES EDMUND RITTER, born at Philadelphia, 8 November, 
1889, maiTied at Philadelphia, 27 June, 1917, Bessie Gregg, and had, 
CHARLES EDMUNDS and WILLIAM DAVID RITTER, twin chil- 
dren, bom 20 September, 1919; MARY RITTER, bom at Philadelphia, 
14 Febmary, 1892. 

(2) MARGARET PARSONS, hom at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
17 April, 1863, married at Cold Spring, 26 August, 1886, Frank Taylor, 
bom at Philadelphia, 3 December, 1861, and had: HELEN PARSONS 
TAYLOR, born at Philadelphia, 26 Mardh, 1889, married 9 May, 1914, 
David Jamison Timmons, and had, DAVID J. TIMMONS, bom 22 
October, 1915, and FRANK TAYLOR TIMMONS, bom 2 December, 
1916. 

(3) EMMA PARSONS, married Isaac Smith. 

(4) ROBERT PAHSONS, bom 6 September, 1868, died 17 
November, 1914. 

(5) AUGUSTUS LENGERT PARSONS, bom at Cold Spring, 
5 June, 1874, died at Cape May, 22 October, 1915, married 2 January, 
1896, Lillian Stevens, and had, EDLA PARSONS, bom 2 May, 1898, 
died 7 September, 1907; HARRIET ELDREDGE PARSONS, bom 29 
July, 1900, married 6 January, 1919, Bert Elmer Dares, and had, 
BERT ELMER DARES. 

120 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

AARON EDMONDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 110. 

AARON EDMONDS% (Lydia Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge«, 
Mercy Learning^, Hannah "Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May, 22 June, 17'93, died at Cape May, 25 November, 1856, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 
2 November, 1816, Roxanna Hildreth, born 18 January, 1795, 
died at Linwood, New Jersey, 26 September, 1878. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY EDMONDS, bom at Cape May, 12 January, 
1820, died at Cape May, 11 May, 1868, married at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 26 January, 1841, Luther Cummings Edmunds, 
bom 12 August, 1815, died at Cape May, 14 May, 1874, and had 
ROXANNA HILDRETH EDMUNDS, who married Nathan 
Cozens Price. (For descendants see page 122). 

(2) JOSEPH STILLWELL HILDRETH EDMONDS, 
born 30 January, 1824, married Margaret McCann. (For de- 
scendants see page 123). 

(3) AARON EDMONDS, bom at Cold Spring, 1826, died 
1859. 

(4) SAMUEL COMPTON EDMONDS, born 27 October, 
1829, died at Linwood, New Jersey, 17 September, 1901, married 
11 January, 1853, Judith Frambes, and had: IMARY ED- 
MONDS, JOSEPH EDMONDS, LAURA EDMONDS, ARFE 
EDMONDS, and MINNIE EDMONDS. Judith Frambes was 
born at Linwood, 30 June, 1830. 

(5) MATTHEW WHILLDIN EDMONDS, M. D., born 20 
August, 1831, died at Delphi, Indiana, 4 May, 1906, married 2 
September, 1862, Katherine M. Haigh, and had, MARY M. ED- 
MONDS. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

ROXANNA HILDRETH EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 121. 

ROXANNA HILDRETH EDMUNDS^", (Mary Edmonds*, 
Aaron Edmonds^, Lydia Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge^. Mercy 
Learning', Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
landS JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 15 December, 1841, died 18 October, 1899, 
married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 27 December, 1865, Nathan 
Cozens Price, born at Tuekahoe, New Jersey, 23 March, 1828, 
died at Cape May, 9 April, 1906, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) and (2) LUTHER EDMUNDS PRICE and WIL- 
LIAM COZENS PRICE, born at Town Bank, Cape May County, 
New Jersey, 27 September, 1866. LUTHER EDMUNDS 
PRICE married at Montclair, New Jersey, 30 October, 1900, 
Gertrude Agnes Evans, daughter of "William Thomas Evans and 
his wife Mary Jane Hinman, and had: WILLIAM EVANS 
PRICE, born at New York City, 19 May 1902; NATHAN 
COZENS PRICE, born at Montclair, New Jersey, 20 December, 
1904. 

WILLIAM COZENS PRICE married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 18 November, 1895, Caroline Marqueze Halliday, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and had: MARION HAL- 
LIDAY PRICE, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 Novem- 
ber, 1896, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 March, 1909. 

For record of the ancestors of the Cape May branch of the 
Price family, see notes following the genealogical record of this 
volume. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JOSEPH STILLWELL EDMONDS 

For ancesters leading back to the Mayflower see page 121. 

JOSEPH STILLWELL EDMONDS^ (Aaron Edmonds«, 
Lydia Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Learning^ Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, Cape May 
County, New Jersey, 30 January, 1834, died at Philadelphia, 
9 November, 1879, married at Philadelphia, Margaret McCann. 

Issue : — 

(1) JOSEPH PAEK EDMONDS, born 22 November, 
1847, died 27 March, 1850. 

(2) AARON HILDRETH EDMONDS, born 20 June, 
1846, died 2 December, 1850. 

(3) ANNA BELLE EDMONDS, born at Philadelphia, 27 
December, 1849, married at Philadelphia, 1 September, 1871, 
Isaac Miller, and had : MARY EMMA MILLER and AMELIA 
C. MILLER, who married Isaac Strang. 

(4) AMELIA GULP EDMONDS, born at Philadelphia, 
12 February, 1851, died 24 September, 1902, married at Phila- 
delphia, 25 November, 1871, William Johnson, and had: EVA 
JOHNSON, who married Edward Westerfield ; AMELIA GULP 
EDMONDS married second Albert Lowery. 

(5) FRANK SCOFFIN EDMONDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, 20 December, 1852, married at Willimantic, Connecticut, 
28 September, 1878, Emily Josephine Atwood, born at Cleve- 
land, Ohio, 28 September, 1853, died at Norwich, Connecticut, 
10 May, 1909, and had son, ARTHUR GARFIELD EDMONDS. 



123 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JEREMIAH LEAKING ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 111. 

JEREMIAH LEAMING ELDREDGE^, (Aaron Eldredge^. 
Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was horn at Cape May, 14 June, 1793, died 10 July, 
1849, married at Goshen, Cape May County, New Jersey, 16 
August, 1821, Harriet Tomlin, born in Cumberland County, New 
Jersey, 3 December, 1805, died at Cape May, 23 October, 1863. 
(Tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM TOMLIN ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 19 October, 1822, died 4 December, 1888, married Ara- 
bella Corson. (For descendants see page 132). 

(2) SAIVfUEL ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 30 M^rch, 
1824, died 26 April, 1824. 

(3) ELIZA ELLEN ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 
June, 182'5, died in infancy. 

(4) ELIZA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 7 August, 
1826, married at Cape May, HUMPHREY HUGHES^, (Hum- 
phrey Hughes^, Jane Whilldin^, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM). (For descendants see page 133). 

(5) CHARLES ELDREDGE, born 18 February, 1830, 
married Elizabeth Tomlin. (For descendants see page 134). 

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MAYPLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JEREMIAH LEAMING ELDREDGE 

(6) JEREMIAH LEAMING ELDREDGE, bom 21 No* 
vember, 1831, married Mary Marshall, and had: ALONZO 
ELDREDGE, born 3 May, 1856, died 31 August, 1862; IDA 
MAY ELDREDGE, born 12 September, 1858, died unmarried; 
JOHN MARSHALL ELDREDGE, bom 21 February, 1860; 
FRANK HILWORTH ELDREDGE, bom 15 September, 1862, 
died 4 March, 1867; GEORGE HORN ELDREDGE, bora 7 
December, 1872. 

(7) NELSON TOMLIN ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 
13 October, 1833, died 16 June, 1886, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married Deborah V. B. Hand, daughter of Aaron 
Hand of New England, Cape May County, New Jersey. (For 
descendants see page 135). 

(8) FRANCIS SPRINGER ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 22 April, 1836, married ELIZABETH EDMUNDS JOHN- 
SON^ (Jane White Eldredge«, Elizabeth Edmunds^ Jane Whill- 
din«, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', 
Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), bom 
1 Febmary, 1840. (For descendants see page 136). 

(9) JAMES SMITH ELDREDGE, born 28 September, 
1839, married Latitia Stimpson, and had : CHARLES STIMP- 
SON ELDREDGE ; AUGUSTUS ELDREDGE and CLARA 
ELDREDGE. 

(10) HARRIET ELDREDGE, born 20 December, 1841, 
married John Smith Parsons. (For descendants see page 120). 

(11) GEORGE EMMA ELDREDGE, born 23 September, 
1845, married William C. Town. (For descendants see page 
137). 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

AARON ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 111. 

AARON ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge% Aaron Eldredge% 
Mercy Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at 
Cape May, 6 June, 1795, died 10 August, 1832, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape l^Iay, 29 April, 1824, 
Hannah Eldredge, born 14 June, 1800, died 21 April, 1831, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) ELI HICKMAN ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 
3 March, 1825, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age 
of thirty-nine years, married at Philadelphia, 21 July, 1846, 
Mary Moore Brunner, and had the following children : 

ANNA MAY ELDREDGE, died at the age of fourteen; 
ELLA VIRGINIA ELDREDGE, married William Stuart King; 
ELIZABETH BRUNNER ELDREDGE, died at the age of five 
years; ELI HICKMAN ELDREDGE, married Helen Mar 
Van Dyke; ABRAHAM BRUNNER ELDREDGE, died at the 
age of five years; EDWARD LANGDON ELDREDGE ; EMIVIA 
SHEPHERD ELDREDGE, married John Franklin Soby. 

See ' * The Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious Households, ' ' 
by Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., pages 25 and 26 for 
biographical notes upon the families of Aaron Eldredge and his 
son Eli Hickman Eldredge. The authority for the above record 
was obtained from this source. 



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M At FLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

JOSEPH ELDREDGE 

For ancesters leading back to the Mayflower see page 111. 

JOSEPH ELDREDGE8, (Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron El- 
dredge", Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', 
Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was 
born at Cape May, 7 August, 1798, died at Cape May, 21 March, 
1879, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape 
May, 22 September, 1830, Mrs. Ann Morgan Coxe West, born 
18 May, 1800, died at Cape May, 20 July, 1880. (Tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) HARRIET ANN WALES ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 17 June, 1831, married JAMES LEAMING, (see page 
180) and had: JOSEPH ELDREDGE LEAMING, born 21 
January, 1854, died at Washington, D. C, 2 February, 1917, 
married at Cape May, 17 May, 1904, Florence Whitney, and had : 
DOROTHY LEAMING, born 27 September, 1906. 

(2) SARAH EDMONDS ELDREDGE, bom at Cape 
May, 22 August, 1833, died 11 October, 1856. 

(3) JOSEPH COXE ELDREDGE, bom at Cape May, 
9 July, 1836, married at Cape May, 9 June, 1869, OCIE BEN- 
NETT. (For descendants see page 138). 

(4) ELIZA THERESA ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 13 December, 1839, died at Cape May, 12 April, 1883. 

(For Pilgrim Ancestry of OCIE BENNETT see page 258.) 



127 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLIAM ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 112, 

WILLIAM ELDREDGE^, (Aaron Eldredge% Aaron El- 
dredge^, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, 
Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was 
born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 30 April, 1804, died 29 June, 
1886, married at Somers Point, New Jersey, 6 September, 1828, 
Esther Ann Ireland, born at Somers Point, New Jersey, 8 July, 
1811. 

Issue : — 

(1) RACHEL SOMERS ELDREDGE, born 1829, married first 
George Higbee Stevens, married second James Mecray. (For de- 
scendants see page 139). 

(2) SARAH W. ELDREDGE, married Constantine Somers, who 
died 8 January, 1891. MAHLON ELDREDGE, son of SARAH, died 
16 September, 1885, married 6 Novemiber, 1884, Ella Sayre Stevens, 
and had: FREDERICK DODSON ELDREDGE, bom 20 August, 1885, 
who married Mary Bland, and had JOHN C. ELDREDGE, born 22 
March, 1918. 

(3) MARY BENNER ELDREDGE, married Frederick G. Dod- 
son. 

(4) HANNAH A. ELDREDGE, born 22 May, 1836, died at Nor- 
wich, Connecticut, 16 March, 1920, married DEWITT CLINTON 
CROWELL. (For descendants see page 140). 

(5) AARON ELDREDGE died in infancy. 

(6) JOHN SOMERS ELDREDGE, married first Mary Collier 
Gibson of Richmond, Virginia, and had DEWITT C. ELDREDGE, 
who married Eleanor Reeves Schellenger, and had MABEL ESTHER 
ELDREDGE; married second May Brown of Seaford, Delaware; 
married third Sarah Janney of Baltimore, Maryland, and had JOHN 
SOMERS ELDREDGE and PEMBERTON ELDREDGE, who mar- 
ried Lillian and had PEMBERTON ELDREDGE, Jr. 

(7) EMILINE VANGILDER ELDREDGE. 

(8) WILLIAM AGUSTUS ELDREDGE, who married Mary 
Stewart, and had: HUGH GWYNE ELDREDGE and WILLIAM EL- 
DREDGE. 

(9) ELIZA LANGDON ELDREDGE. 

128 



MAtPLOWSB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
STILLWBLL ELDREDGE 

Por ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 112. 

STILLWELL ELDREDGE«, (Aaron Eld^edge^ Aaron El- 
dredge", Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, 
Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was 
born at Cape May, 6 August, 1806, died at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 14 July, 1849, married 2 September, 1830, Mary Ben- 
ner, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 December, 1812> 
died 24 November, 1882. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES HOOVER ELDREDGE, bom at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 13 June, 1831, died at Wayne, Pennsylvania, September, 
1911, married at Philadelphia, 27 Novemlber, 1855, Sarah Ann Bav- 
ington, born at PhiLadelphia, 23 August, 1832, died at Wayne, May, 
1896, and had: MARIA FLORENCE ELDREDGE, bom at Philadel- 
phia, 14 November, 1856, married Oliver Sloan Haines, M. D.; 
CHARLES STILWELL ELDREDGE, bom at Philadelphia, 20 No- 
vember, 1859, married at Philadelphia, December, 1880, Helen Mont- 
gomery, and had CHARLES H. ELEKREDGE, born 23 December, 
1881, died September, 1887, HOWARD MONTGOMERY ELDREDGE, 
bom at Philadelphia, 19 August, 1884, who married Mabel French, 
and had GEORGE FRENCH ELDREDGE. 

(2) JAMES HENRY ELDREDGE, bom at Philadelphia, 12 
September, 1835, married 16 Febmary, 1861, Eliza F. Linerd, bom at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 June, 1837, and had: JOSEPH LINERD 
ELDREDGE, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 November, 1861; 
ANNA LINERD ELDREDGE, bora at Philadelphia, 5 June, 1866. 

(3) GEORGE PATTERSON ELDREDGE, bom at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 1 September, 1838, died 17 August, 1917, married Lizzie 
Wallace of Sinking Valley, Blair County, Pennsylvania. 

(4) EMMA L. ELDREDGE, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
25 August, 1833, died at Somers Point, New Jersey, at the age of 
sixty-eight years. 

(5) MARY ADELAIDE ELDREDGE, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 27 December, 1840. 

129 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
GEORGE M. ELDREDGE 

For encestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 112. 

GEORGE M. ELDREDGE^, (Aaron Eldredge% Aaron El- 
dredge®, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ 
Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was 
born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 6 December, 1810, died at 
Abbeville, Louisiana, 27 April, 1886, married 1842, Emma Eliza- 
beth Frierson, born at Charleston, South Carolina, 5 July, 1819, 
died at Abbeville, Louisiana, 1 January, 1890. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY EMMA ELDREDGE, born 4 March, 1846, 
at Lowndes County, Alabama. 

(2) MARION LANGDON ELDREDGE, born at Lowndes 
County, Alabama, 24 May, 1848, married at De Soto Parish, 
Louisiana, 19 December, 1878, Daisy Allison, born at De Soto 
Parish, Louisiana, 15 September, 1857', and had the following 
children : 

LANGDON MARION ELDREDGE, born at Vermilion 
Parish, Louisiana, 25 September, 1879. 

HARTWELL ALLISON ELDREDGE, born at Vermilion 
Parish, Louisiana, 6 July, 1881. 

GEORGE M. ELDREDGE, born at Vermilion Parish, 
Louisiana, 11 August, 1883. 

ANNIE LUCILE ELDREDGE, born at Vermilion, Parish, 
Louisiana, 2 July, 1886. 

(For a biographical account of GEORGE M. ELDREDGE, 
and his family, see "The Divine Covenant Fulfilled" by Rev. 
DANIEL HUGHES, D.D., page 33.) 

130 



Mayflower descendants in cape mat county 

EPHRIAM ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 112. 

EPHRIAM ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron El^ 
dredge^ Mercy Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ 
Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was 
born at Cape May, 6 October, 1812, died at West Chester, Penn- 
sylvania, 13 August, 1887', married 22 September, 1835, Sarah 
Payran, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 March, 1813, died 
near Pennington, New Jersey, 13 January, 1898. 

Issue : — 

(1) LIVINGSTON AARON ELDREDGE, born 5 August, 1836, 
died in infancy. 

(2) LIVINGSTON AARON ELDREDGE, boi-n 1 January, 1838, 
married 5 October, 1869, Rachel Freasoii, and had, IDA MAY EL- 
DREDGE. 

(3) SALONIA IMLAH ELDREDGE, bom 25 May, 1840, mar- 
ried 20 August, 1863, William Bemshouse. (For descendants see 
page 141.) 

(4) BARRINGTON SANFORD ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 26 March, 1843, married first Ettie Blanche McDowell, married 
second 7 November, 1887, Sallie A, McLean. Children, FLORENCE 
BEATRICE ELDREDGE and HARRY BARRINGTON ELDREDGE. 

(5) REV. WILLIAM HENRY ELDREDGE, bom 3 July, 1848, 
died 7 April, 1920, married Maurie Annie Souder, and had: CLARA 
HENSON ELDREDGE, bora 22 March, 1886, who married 29 June, 
1918, Jasper Thomas Perry; WILLIAM PAYSON ELDREDGE, born 
14 May, 1893, married 5 October, 1915, Edna Esther Moss; ADA EL- 
DREDGE, bom 27 November, 1894. 

(6) SAMARIA ANNA ELDREDGE, bom 13 December, 1851, 
at Philaelphia, married at Trenton, New Jersey, 12 April, 
1894, diaries Henry Burd, and had: HELEN ELDREDGE BURD, 
bom near Penning-ton, New Jersey, 22 March, 1896, married at Phila- 
delphia, 10 July, 1918, Francis C. Jobson, and had CHARLES REU- 
BEN JOBSON, bom 1 January, 1920. 

131 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLIAM TOMLIN ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 124. 

WILLIAM TOMLIN ELDREDGE^ ( Jeremiah Learning 
Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Learning^, 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 19 Octo- 
ber, 1822, died 4 December, 1888, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married Arabella Corson. 

Issue : — 

(1) STILLWELL ELDREDGE, married Ella Hand, no 
Issue : — 

(2) ELLIS CORSON ELDREDGE, married Emma Rob- 
inson and had: FLORA KEELER ELDREDGE, married 
Bishop Oliver; ELSIE DINSMORE ELDREDGE, who married 
Thomas Halpin. 

(3) LEWIS ELDREDGE, married first May Harris, and 
had: HAROLD ELDREDGE and IDA MAY ELDREDGE; 
married second Hannah Weeks and had WILLIAM EL- 
DREDGE and LILLIAN ELDREDGE. 

(4) WALTER ELDREDGE, married Mrs. Kate Cresse 
Worth, no issue. 

(5) LIVINGSTON ELDREDGE, born 27 April, 1862, 
married Judith Hoffman and had : FLORENCE ELDREDGE, 
who married Thomas Stillwell Sayre; REUBEN ELDREDGE, 
who married Florence Brown and had EDNA ELDREDGE, 
born 21 May, 1916, and EMMA ELDREDGE, born 10 May, 
1917; STILLWELL ELDREDGE. 

(6) ELIZABETH ELDREDGE, married William Hems- 
ley, and had: MAY HEMSLEY; RALEIGH HEMSLEY; 
JOSEPH HEMSLEY; HARRIET HEMSLEY; and WILLIAM 
HEMSLEY. 

See "Divine Covenant Fulfilled" by Rev. Dr. Daniel Law- 
rence Hughes, page 22, for a biographical notice of the family 
of WILLIAM TOMLIN ELDREDGE. 

132 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELIZA ELDREDGE 

For ancesters learding back to the Mayflower see page 124. 

ELIZA ELDREDGE^ (Jeremiah Learning Eldredge^ 
Aaron Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Learning^ Hannah 
WhiUdin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 7 August, 
1826, married 31 December, 1846, HUMPHREY HUGHES^, 
(Humphrey Hughes^, Jane Whilldin^, James Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born at Cape May, 2 May 
1882. (See page 202.) 

Issue : — 

(1) ADRIAN BATEMAN HUGHES, born at Cape May, 
6 December, 1848, married and had two children. (See Divine 
Covenant Fulfilled" by Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
page 23.) 

(2) HARRIET ELDREDGE HUGHES, born at Cape 
May, 26 December, 1850, married at Cape May, 18 April 18T1, 
Michel Augustus Lengert, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
15 June, 1848, and had the following children: 

GEORGE ELDREDGE LENGERT, born 22 February, 
1872, married Florence Prichert, and had, EDITH CRES- 
SON LENGERT ; HARRIET HUGHES LENGERT, who mar- 
ried Philip Mercer Maloney, and had, MERCER SHERWOOD 
MALONEY and GORDON ELDREDGE MALONEY; M. AU- 
GUSTUS LENGERT, married CHARLOTTE RUTHERFORD ; 
LIDA FRANCESCA LENGERT. 

For Pilgrim Ancestry of Charlotte Rutherford, see page 
232. 

133 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CHARLES ELDREDGE 

For ancesters leading back to the Mayflower see page 124. 

CHARLES ELDREDGE", (Jeremiah Learning Eldredge% 
Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge', Mercy Learning^ Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
18 February, 1830, died at Shiloh, New Jersey, 11 April, 1911, 
married Elizabeth Tomlin, born at Goshen, New Jersey, 4 May, 
1831, died 6 November, 1898, at Shiloh, New Jersey. 

Issue : — 

(1) HENRY H. ELDREDGE, born 2 December, 1852, 
died 18 August, 1889. 

(2) LINDA M. ELDREDGE, born 10 December, 1854, 
died 1 April, 1858. 

(3) VIRGINA ELDREDGE, born 25 August, 1857', mar- 
ried 24 Decmber, 1878, Samuel Craig. She died 7 April, 1904. 

(4) JUDITH T. ELDREDGE, born 3 July, 1859, mar- 
ried 16 March, 1892, Robert Spence. 

(5) JEREMIAH L. ELDREDGE, born 7 March, 1861, 
died 29 September, 1863. 

(6) HARRIET ELDREDGE, born 30 May, 1864, married 
6 June, 1892, Rev. Raymond M. West, D. D. 

(7) ABBIE P. ELDREDGE, born 30 July, 1866, married 
10 March, 1887, John Harris, and had : LAWRENCE FITHIAN 
HARRIS, born 3 March, 1892, married Merle Fitz Randolph, 
and had KATHERINE MARIE HARRIS, born 6 October, 1919. 
LINDA E. HARRIS, born 22 March, 1896 ; FLOYD D. HAR- 
RIS, born 6 February, 1899. 

(8) PAUL ELDREDGE, born 17 December, 1870, mar- 
ried 31 December, 1891, Rachel Elwell. 

134 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTY 

NELSON TOMLIN ELDREDGE 

For ancesters leading back to the Mayflower see pa;ge 124. 

NELSON TOMLIN ELDREDGE^ (Jeremiah Learning 
Eldredge% Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge", Mercy Leaming^ 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Howland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 13 Octo- 
ber, 1833, died at Cape May, 16 June, 1886, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 6 December, 1854, 
Deborah V, B. Hand> born at Cape May, 24 March, 1834. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARIETTA ELDREDGE, born 11 August, 1856, 
died 30 August, 1875, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(2) ELLA ELDREDGE, born 26 February, 1858, died in 
infancy, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(3) SOUTHARD HAND ELDREDGE, born 20 August, 
1861, married at Cape May, 28 April, 1892, Amanda de Pre- 
fontaine Ewing, born at Cape May, 19 March, 1872, and had: 
SOUTHARD SMALLWOOD ELDREDGE, born 3 February, 
1893, died in infancy; MARY EWING ELDREDGE, born at 
Cape May, 23 September, 1894, married 4 December, 1918, Har- 
rison Wainwright Batchelder, and had HARRISON EWING 
BATCHELDER, born 23 October, 1919. 

(4) ELIZA HAND ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 11 
May, 1863. 

(5) JACOB SMALLWOOD ELDREDGE, bom at Cape 
May, 28 February, 1871, married at Cape May, LOUISA HAND, 
(see page 209) and had, ELIZABETH SMALLWOOD EL- 
DREDGE and FRANCES ELDREDGE, the latter died in in- 
fancy. 

(6) WOODRUFF ELDREDGE, born 13 August, 1875, 
married LAURA STITES. 

(For Pilgrim Ancestry of LAURA STITES see page 221.) 

135 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

FRANCIS SPRINGER ELDREDGE 

For ancesters leading back to the Mayflower see page 124. 

FRANCIS SPRINGER ELDREDGE^ (Jeremiah Learning 
Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Leaming^ 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 22 April, 
1836, married at Cape May, 30 January, 1860, ELIZABETH 
EDMUNDS JOHNSON^ (Jane White Eldredge^ Elizabeth 
Edmunds^, Jane Whilldin®, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 6 February, 1840. (See page 
224.) 

Issue : — 

(1) LORING BREWSTER ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 9, January, 1861, married at Covington, Kentucky, 27 
December, 1893, Julia Winter Wolverton, born at Covington, 
Kentucky, 28 November, 1874, and had : VINCENT SYDNEY 
ELDREDGE, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 November, 
1894, EMMA LORAINE ELIZABETH ELDREDGE, born at 
Covington, Kentucky, 18 September, 1897, BEATRICE AL- 
BERTA ELDREDGE, born at Philadelphia, 14 February, 1902, 
died at Laurel Springs, New Jersey, 27 January, 1904. 

(2) JOSEPH JOHNSON ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 26 September, 1863, died 17 February, 1915, married at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 April, 1885, Hannah Hand, born 
at Cape May, 24 March, 1866, and had : FRANCIS SPRINGER 
ELDREDGE, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 October, 
1886, married at Camden, New Jersey, 31 December, 1913, 
Emma V. Davis, and had, BLANCHE L. ELDREDGE, born at 
Laurel Springs, New Jersey, 20 April, 1915, FRANCIS 
SPRINGER ELDREDGE, born at Laurel Springs, New Jersey, 
5 January, 1917, and JOSEPH JOHNSON ELDREDGE, born 
at Laurel Springs, New Jersey, 12 May, 1918. 

(3) FRANCIS GOODELL ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 30 April, 1878, married at Philadelphia, 9 June, 1901, 
Bertha May Woodmansee, and had MERLE ANDERSON EL- 
DREDGE, born 25 May, 1902. 

136 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

GEORGE EM]\IA ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 124. 

GEORGE EMMA ELDREDGE^ (Jeremiah Learning El- 
dredge^, Aaron Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Learning^, 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Rowland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 23 Sep- 
tember, 1845, died at Cape Maj^ 2 August, 1920, married at 
Cape May, 20 September, 1867, William Corgie Town, born at 
Cape ]\Iay, 17 February, 1844. 
Issue : — 

( 1 ) HARRIET ELDREDGE TOWN, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 22 February, 1870, married at Cold Spring, April, 
1888, Lot Buck Cresse, and had: EMLYN TOWN CRESSE, 
born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 1 September, 1889 ; NORMAN 
CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 27 September, 1891, 
died 11 February, 1914 ; GILBERT STIMSON CRESSE, born 
at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 2 September, 1893; ADRIAN 
HUGHES CRESSE, born at Erma, New Jersey, 29 February, 
1896, died 25 August, 1903 ; AUGUSTUS JOHNSON CRESSE, 
born at Erma, New Jersey, 2 February, 1898; HELEN 
CRESSE, born at Erma, New Jersey, 27 April, 1900; LOTTIE 
CRESSE, born at Erma, New Jersey, 9 May, 1903, died 20 Au- 
gust, 1903 ; MARY EMMA CRESSE, born at West Cape May, 
May, 22 August, 1904. 

(2) ELIZABETH SMALLWOOD TOWN, born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 15 November, 1871, married at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 12 September, 1894, Sidney Racket Goff, born at 
Eldora, New Jersey, 20 March, 1866, and had: HENRIETTA 
GOFF, born at Tuckahoe, New Jersey, 8 February, 1899. 

(3) CHARLES ELDREDGE TOWN, bom at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 19 March, 1874, married Mary Emma Ley- 
cock. 

(4) ADA CORGIE TOWN, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 17 October, 1884, married George Bernard Hess. 

137 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTY 

JOSEPH COXE ELDREDGE 

F'or ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 127. 

JOSEPH COXE ELDREDGE^, (Joseph Eldredge«, Aaron 
Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge", Mercy Learning^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND* 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 9 July, 1836, died at 
Trenton, New Jersey, 17 August, 1913, married at Qape May, 
9 June, 1869, OCIE BENNETT^ (Sophia Hughes^, Israel 
Hughes^, Memucan Hughes®, Hannah; Whilldin", Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 20 August, 1846. (See 
page 258.) 

Issue : — ' 

(1) IRVIN HOWARD ELDREDGE, born at Cold 
Spring, NeAV Jersey, 22 March, 1875, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 10 November, 1898, Marie Louise Benton, born at 
Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, 17 November, 1869, and had: 
ALLEN BENNETT ELDREDGE, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 10 September, 1899; LAURENCE HOWARD EL- 
DREDGE, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 18 March, 1902,- 
MARY LOUISE ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 22 Novem- 
ber, 1903 ; ESTHER FORBES ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 
20 February, 1905 ; ELEANORE ANDREW ELDREDGE, born' 
at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 19 September, 1911 ; MARJORIE 
BENTON ELDREDGE, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 26 
April, 1913. 

(2) OCIE MAY ELDREDGE, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 11 May, 1876, married at Cold Spring, 1 July, 1896, 
George E. Walter, and had : JOHN GEORGE WALTER, bora 
18 July, 1897, married at Darby, Pennsylvania, 11 February, 
1920, Helen Tyler Levergood. 

138 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

RACHEL SOMERS ELDREDGE 

For .ancestors leading back to the IMayflower see page 128. 

RACHEL SOMERS ELDREDGE^ (William El(lredge% 
Aaron Eldredge'', Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Learning^, Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 1829, died at 
Cape May, 24 December, 1870, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery), married first George Higby Stevens, son of Ezekiel Stev- 
ens, of Cold Spring, New Jersey. 

Issue { — 

(1) LOIS H. STEVENS, married first William Eldredge, 
of Cape May County, and had GEORGE ELDREDGE ; married 
second, D. E. M'athis, of New Gretna, Burlington County, New 
Jersey. 

(2) ALBERT STEVENS. 

RACHEL SOMERS ELDREDGE married second James 
Mecray, born at Cape May^ 24 August, 1808, died at Camden, 
New Jersey, 12 January, 1892, and had: 

(3) RACHEL SOMERS MECRAY, who married at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 April, 1890, Joseph Thomson 
Dolby, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 February, 1864, 
died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 January, 1909, and had 
the following children : IRENE MARTIN DOLBY, born at Phil- 
adelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 October, 1896; JAMES LOUIS 
DOLBY, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 June, 1900,- 
JOSEPH THOMSON DOLBY, born at Philadelphia, Penn. 
sylvania, 31 March, 1904, died at Cape May, 4 August, 1904. 



139 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
HANNAH A. ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 128. 

HANNAH A. ELDREDGE^ (William Eldredge«, Aaron 
Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Learning^, Hannah Wliill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 22 May, 1836, died at 
Norwich, Connecticut, 16 March, 1920, married at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 8 February, 1859, DeWITT CLINTON CROW- 
ELL^, (Hannah Matthews^, Eleanor Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^ 
Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Grorham^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), see page 266, 
who was bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 February, 1828, 
died at Norfolk, Virginia, 25 November, 1874. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY CECILIA CROWELL, born at Cape May, 3 
December, 1859. 

(2) DESSA WILLIAMSON CROWELL, born at Cape 
May, 30 September, 1861, married at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 19 October, 1882, John Browning Clement, born at Phil- 
adelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 July, 1859, and had: DESSA CROW- 
ELL CLEMENT, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 No- 
vember 1883 ; JOHN BROWNING CLEMENT, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 4 December, 1886; GREGORY CLE- 
MENT, born at Haverford, Pennsylvania, 28 November, 1890; 
DeWITT CROWELL CLEMENT, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 22 December, 1894. 

(3) EVA JANE CROWELL, bom at Norfolk, Virginia, 
17 August, 1867', married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Octo- 
ber, 1901, Leonard Owen Smith, and had: ELOISE CROW- 
ELL SMITH, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 December, 
1903, and EVA VIRGINIA SMITH, bom at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 23 December, 1904. 

(4) HANNAH MATTHEWS CROWELL, born at Nor- 
folk, Virginia, 7 September, 1869. 

140 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SALONIA IMLAH ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 131. 

SALONIA IMLAH ELDREDGE^ (Ephriara Eldredge«, 
Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge*', Mercy Learning'^, Hannah 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOW- 
LANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 25 May, 1840, married at Hammonton, New Jersey, 20 
August, 1863, William Bernshouse, born at Fathinga, Prussia, 
30 March, 1834, son of Peter and Christine Bernshouse. 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM HENRY BERNSHOUSE, born at Wins- 
low, New Jersey, 3 July, 1864, married at Perryman, Maryland, 
29 May, 1890, Fannie Rosabelle Taylor, born at Perryman, 7 
September, 1864, daughter of Richard M. and Margaret J. Tay- 
lor, and had: HELEN BERNSHOUSE, born at Hammonton, 
New Jersey, 5 January, 1892, married at Hammonton, New 
Jersey, 6 November, 1915, Charles Alfred Smith, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 February, 1889, son of William 
Hinds and Clarissa Gay Smith, and had CHARLES ALFRED 
SMITH, JR., born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 February, 
1919 ; ETHEL BERNSHOUSE, born at Hammonton, New Jer- 
sey, 9 January, 1894, married at Hammonton, New Jersey, 15 
November, 1919, Robert Clinton Cronin, Jr., of Perryman, Mary- 
land, son of Robert Clinton and Mary Catherine Cronin. 

Fannie Rosabelle Taylor, wife of WILLIAM HENRY 
BERNSHOUSE, died at Hammonton, New Jersey, 26 June, 
1917. 

(2) ALBERT LIVINGSTONE BERNSHOUSE, born at 
Winslow, New Jersey, 11 December, 1866, married at Houston, 
Texas, 19 ]\Ea,y, 1897, Devene Bourgeois, born at Houston, Texas, 
9 February, 1879, daughter of Joseph D. and Salize Bourgeois. 

(Continued on next page) 
141 



MAYFLOW^n DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAI COtJNTt 

SALONIA I]\ILAH ELDREDGE 

Children of ALBERT LIVINGSTONE BERNSHOUSE 
and Devene Bourgeois, his wife : ANDREW KESSLER BERNS- 
HOUSE, born at Houston, Texas, 12 April, 1898 ; MABEL DE^ 
VENE BERNSHOUSE, born at Houston, Texas, 13 August, 
1899 ; WILLIAM HENRY BERNSHOUSE, born at Houston, 
Texas, 3 August, 1904, died at Hamilton, Texas, 18 November, 
1907; GEORGE ALBERT BERNSHOUSE, born at Houston, 
Texas, 20 January, 1906; LEON and SALONIA LORENE 
BERNSHOUSE (twins), born at Brady, Texas, 13 July, 1914. 

(3) ANDREW KESSLER HAY BERNSHOUSE, born at 
Winslow, New Jersey, 9 November, 1868, married first at Sum- 
ter, South Carolina, 29 May, 1904, Selma Nash, (daughter of 
B. R. and Maria Nash), who died at Sumter, South Carolina, 
17 June, 1908, without issue; married second at Summerton, 
South Carolina, 14 December, 1911, Elizabeth Holladay, born 
at Summerton, South Carolina, 1 August, 1891, daughter of 
James and Susie Holladay, and had: WILBERT BERNS- 
HOUSE, born at Sumter, South Carolina, 10 September, 1913 ; 
SELMA BERNSHOUSE, born at Sumter, South Carolina, 29 
March, 1916. 

(4) SALONIA IMLAH BERNSHOUSE, born at Wins- 
low, New Jersey, 16 June, 1870, died at Winslow, New Jersey, 
19 July, 1871. 

(5) SAMARIA ANNA BERNSHOUSE, born at Winslow, 
New Jersey, 28 February, 1872, married at Pitman Grove, New 
Jersey, 17 November, 1907, John Winzer Goforth, born at 
Woodstown, New Jersey, 4 July, 1876, died at Denver, Colorado, 
15 March, 1910, (son of William Stanley and Julia Wells Go* 
forth.) 



142 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

PRISCILLA LEAMING 

For ansectors leading back to the Mayflower see page 102. 

PRISCILLA LEAMING^ (Margaret Stites«, Priscilla 
Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhani^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape 
May, 9 October, 1764, died at Cape May, 4 April, 1821, mar- 
ried Humphrey Stites. (See Diary of Aaron Learning second 
quoted on page 35 of this volume.) 
Issue : — 

(1) HANNAH STITES, born 12 November, 1788, married 
AARON LEAMING. (For descendants see page 144). 

(2) ELIZA STITES, born 21 June, 17'98, died 18 March, 
1868, married Jeremiah Cresse, and had: HUMPHREY 
CRESSE, born 1828, married Ruhama Ludlam^ and had LENA 
CRESSE, died 1897, unmarried, and ELIZA CRESSE, who 
married 16 February, 1904, George H. Peirce; MARGARET 
CRESSE, born 1830, married George Downs, and had FRANK 
P. DOWNS, and LIZZIE DOWNS, who married E. K. Gods- 
chalk, and had HELEN GODSCHALK and CLARENCE 
GODSCHALK; MAURICE CRESSE, born at Cape May, 1835, 
married first Lydia Hildreth, and had ADELAIDE CRESSE, 
who married Morgan Hand, JERE LILBURN CRESSE, who 
married Irene Stover, and had LYDIA CUMMINGS CRESSE ; 
EDMUND CRESSE, son of Jeremiah, married Hannah Bennett, 
and had ORILLA CRESSE, who married Gilbert Dunn. 
MAURICE CRESSE married second LENA WARE. (See 
page 220.) 

(3) MARGARET STITES, married 2 February, 1806, 
Philip Cresse, and had: PRISCILLA CRESSE, married John 
Townsend, and had MARGARET TOWNSEND; CHARLES 
CRESSE; HANNAH CRESSE; and AMOS CRESSE. 

(4) MARY STITES, married Eli Townsend, and had : 
PRISCILLA TOWNSEND, who married Rev. Edward Swain ; 
EDMUND TOWNSEND, died in Civil War. 

(5) HUMPHREY STITES, died without issue. 

143 



MAIFLOWEB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAt COVNTl 

HANNAH STITES 

Far ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 143. 

HANNAH STITES^ (Priscilla Leaming% Margaret Stites«, 
Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, De- 
sire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 
at Cape May, 12 November, 1788, died at Cape May, 12 April, 
1862, married at Cape May, 20 August, 1809, AARON LEAM- 
ING (see page 108), who was born at Cape May, 15 May, 1784, 
died at Cape May, 7 January, 1836. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLOTTE LEAMING, born 28 May, 1810, died 30 July, 
1854, married SILAS MATTHEWS, no issue. (See page 252). 

(2) PARSONS LEAMING, born 22 November, 1811, married 
Lydia Hand, and had: HANNAH and AUGUSTA LEAMING, both 
died in childliood. 

(3) LYDIA LEAMING, bom 29 September, 1813, married 
LEMUEL LEAMING (see page 177). 

(4) EUZA LEAMING, born 21 November, 1815, died 24 Au- 
gust, 1894, married George Hoffman. (For descendants see page 
145). 

(5) HANNAH LEAMING, born 15 October, 1817, died 20 
November, 1882, married Jeremiah Richardson, and had: FUIRMAN 
RICHARDSON, who married Minnie Hildreth, and had, FRANK 
RICHARDSON, EDITH RICHARDSON; SOPHIA RICHARDSON, 
who married Brook Goble, and had EMILY LEAMING GOBLE; 
CHARLES W. RICHARDSON, married LIZZIE H. LEE, and had 
MABEL G. RICHARDSON, who mamed John T. Hewitt, (see page 
280). 

(6) PRISCILLA LEAMING, born 8 January, 1820, married 
Daniel Buzby Hughes, (For descendants see page 146). 

(7) EMILY LEAMING, born 5 February, 1822, married REV. 
ALBERT MATTHEWS. (For descendants see page 300). 

(8) AARON LEAMING, bom 29 April, 1824, unmarried. 

(9) HUMPHREY LEAMING, bom 1 March, 1826, married 
Amelia Augusta Woodruff. (For descendants see page 147). 

(10) MARY LEAMING, bora 16 February, 1828, died 31 July, 
1862, married Funnan Compton, and had FURMAN COMPTON. 

(11) JOHN QUINCY LEAMING, born 18 February, 1830, died 
21 November, 1857, unmarried. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ELIZA LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 144. 

ELIZA LEAMING^ (Hannah Stites«, Priscilla Leaming^ 
Margaret Stites®, Priscilla Learning'^, Hannah Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 21 November, 1815, died 24 
August, 1894, married 23 March, 1841, George Hoffman. 
Issue : — 

(1) HARRIET HOFFMAN, born 11 January, 1842, died 
April, 1915, married 11 December, 1861, Socrates Shaw, and 
had : LIZZIE SHAW, born January, 1862, married Edwin Mor- 
ton, and had, MYRON MORTON, CLAUDE MORTON, 
JULIUS MORTON, HARRIET SHAW MORTON, LESLIE 
MORTON and CLARA MORTON ; ELLA VIRGINIA SHAW, 
born 23 June, 1865, married John Morton, and had, HAROLD 
MORTON, LEROY MORTON and BERNICE MORTON. 

(2) FRANCIS HOFFMAN born 17 April, 1848, died 21 
May, 1916, married 17 July, 1876, Mary Helen Sheets, and had : 
ELIZA LEAMING HOFFMAN, born at Philadelphia, 6 Novem- 
ber, 1878, married Jesse M. Brown, and had, FRANCES 
BROWN, born 22 July, 1900, and KENNARD EARL BROWN, 
born 30 March, 1905 ; ELLA SHAW HOFFMAN, born at Phila- 
delphia, 18 December, 1880, married John William Stidworthy, 
and had WILLIAM McNAUGHTON STIDWORTHY; 
GEORGE SHEETS HOFF]\rAN, born at Philadelphia, 20 
February, 1883, married Nevada Turner, and had, HERBERT 
HOFFMAN, MARY ELMA HOFFMAN and GEORGE HOFF- 
MAN; LEWIS SHEETS HOFFMAN, born at Cape May 
County, 3 March, 1885, married Miranda Reeves Dickinson; 
JACOB CRESS HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 29 April, 1887 ; 
CHARLES RICHARD H0FF:\IAN, born at Cape May, 21 De- 
cember, 1896, married Emily Jane Jones. 

(3) EDMUND MATTHEWS HOFFMAN, born 2 May, 
1855, died 3 August, 1913, married Lydia Foster Shaw born 10 
April, 1855, died 13 October, 1915, and had, CHARLES SMITH 
HOFFMAN, born 26 July, 1893. 

(4) JULIA HOFFMAN, born 27 July, 1859, married 28 
October, 1893, Dennis Peterson, and had, ETHEL MAY PET- 
ERSON, born 4 June, 1895, married 4 June, 1916, John 
Van Dover Muncey. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

PRISCILLA LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 144. 

PRISCILLA LEAMING^ (Hannah Stites^ Priscilla Learn- 
ing', Margaret Stites«, Priscilla Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Rio Grande, New Jersey, 8 January, 
1820, died 29 June 1915, married Daniel Busby Hughes, born 
25 July, 1816, died 1 June, 1888. 

Issue : — 

(1) JULIA HUGHES, born 24 May, 1841, married at 
Cape May, 1865, SILAS MATTHEWS, and had CLARENCE 
H MATTHEWS, born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 8 Feb- 
ruary, 1867, and ALICE MATTHEWS, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey,' 23 February, 187'3. (See page 265.) 

(2) EMILY LEAMING HUGHES, born 2 October, 1842, 
married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 15 November, 1865, Samuel 
Townsend, born at Cold Spring, 7 September, 1838, and had 
I^IARY EMMA TOWNSEND, born at Cold Spring, 21 February, 
1872, married at Cold Spring, 4 June, 1901, Lewellyn Hildreth, 
born at Rio Grande, New Jersey, 12 March, 1869. 

(3) ELLEN HUGHES, born 12 November, 1844, died at 
Cold Spring, November, 1881, married John M. Russell, and had: 
EVA MAY RUSSELL married Howard M. Swalley, ; BERTHA 
LEAMING RUSSELL, married J. Allan Odaniel; DANIEL 
HUGHES RUSSELL, married Mabel Foster. (For descend- 
ants see page 327") . 

(4) CHARLOTTE HUGHES, died in infancy. 

(5) BEULAH HUGHES, died in infancy. 

(6) MARY JANE HUGHES, born 17 May, 1851, married 
John Bate, and had: E. MORRIS BATE, who married Ella 
Craig, and had, MORRIS BATE and MARY BATE ; BEULAH 
BATE, who married GEORGE 0. CUMMINGS, (see page 172) ; 
JOHN HERBERT BATE; WILLIAM BATE, who married 
Alma Corson. 

(7) HARRIET N. HUGHES, married Edwin J. Cum- 
mings, and had FLORENCE H. CUMMINGS, who married 
Luther Peck. 

(8) LEAMING ELLSWORTH HUGHES, born at Cold 
Spring, 26 March, 1862, married 21 August, 1886, Isabella 
Reeves Cresse, and had MARY LEAMING HUGHES. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HUMPHREY LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 144. 

HUMPHREY LEAMING^ (Hannah Stites^ Priscilla 
Leammg", Margaret Stites*', Priscilla Learning^, Hannah "Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Rio Grande, New Jersey 1 March, 
1826, died at Patchogue, New York, 28 August, 1866, married 
at Medford, New York, 4 IMarch, 1860, Amelia Augusta Wood- 
ruff, born at Bcllport, New York, 16 June, 1838. 

Issue : — 

(1) INEZ LEAMING, born at Patchogue, New York, 27 
February, 1864, married at Patchogue, New York, 4 December, 
1890, Walter Husted Jaycox, born at Amenia Union, Dutchess 
County, New York, 3 September 1863, and had DOROTHY 
LEAMING JAYCOX, born 28 September, 1891, died 12 May, 
1892. 

(2) BYRON LEAMING, born at Patchogue, New York, 
30 October, 1867, married at New York City, 1 January, 1906, 
Bessie Bayles, born 1888, and had : FRANK B. LEAMING, born 
at Stony Brook, New York, 14 October, 1906; DONALD WOOD- 
RUFF LEAMING, born at Stony Brook, New York, 3 June, 
1908 ; THELMA LEAMING, born at Stony Brook, New York, 
1 July, 1910; MARY ELIZABETH LEAMING, born at Stony 
Brook, New York, 7 January, 1913. 

(3) AMELIA AUGUSTA LEAMING, born at Patchogue, 
New York, 1 July, 1872, married 16 November, 1892, Walter 
Scott Rose, born 28 December, 1871, and had: INEZ MADE- 
LEINE ROSE, born at Patchogue, New York 1 July, 1895, mar- 
ried 29 September, 1919, Carlton Raphael McCarthy, born April, 
1893; HENRIETTA LEAMING ROSE, born at Patchogue, 
New York, 22 February, 1899. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARY HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 103. 

MARY HUGHES^ (Jacob Hughes', PrisciUa Learning', 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Howland', JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 1780, 
died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 January, 1862, aged 82 
years, (tombstone in Old Swedes Church Yard, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania,) married at Cape May, 17 February, 1800, John 
Bennett, (Cape May Marriages, Book A), who was bom at Cape 
May, 1780, died at Philadelphia, 5 October, 1834, and was buried 
beside his wife in Old Swedes Church Yard. (See also "The 
Divine Covenant Fulfilled" by Rev. Dr. Lawrence Hughes, page 
20.) 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM BENNETT, bora at Cape May, 4 October, 
1803, died 29 December, 1886, married at Cape May, 28 August, 

1830, Phebe Schellenger. (For descendants see page 152.) 

(2) SOPHIA HUGHES BENNETT, married 20 March, 

1831, Enoch Jackson, and had: OLIVIA JACKSON, born 1 No- 
vember, 1832, who married 16 March, 1853, Robert Jones. 

(3) GEORGE BENNETT, lost at sea. 

(4) LOUISA STEVENS BENNETT, born at Cape May, 
15 October, 1817, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 June, 
1900, married at Cape May, 1 May, 1833, Isaac Printz Merritt. 
(For descendants see page 153.) 

(5) MARY ANN BENNETT, married John Rowland, and 
liad ADELAIDE ROWLAND, who married John Murphy. 

(6) CHARLOTTE BENNETT, married John Sinclair. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JEREMIAH HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 104. 

JEREMIAH HUGHES^ (Jacob Hughes', Priscilla Learn- 
ing*, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham*, Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
23 February, 1815, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), mar- 
ried about 1805, Rhoda Taylor, born at Cape May, 11 April, 
1778, died at Cape May, 11 September, 1843. She married 
second Edward Price, 11 May, 1820, who died 21 January, 1825. 

Issue : — 

( 1 ) RACHEL HUGHES, born at Cape May, 16 February, 
1808, unmarried. 

(2) MARIA HUGHES, born at Cape May, 28 October, 

1810, died 13 November, 1852, married Zerubbabel Gaskill, and 
lived in Camden, New Jersey. 

(3) SARAH HUGHES, born at Cape May, 21 October, 

1811, died about 1880, married Jacob Middleton. No issue. 

(4) JEREMIAH TAYLOR HUGHES, born at Cape May, 
5 April, 1815, died 1893, married at Cape May, 27 December, 
1843, Mary Ann Wheatley, born 1820, died 1873, and had WIL- 
LIAM W. HUGHES, RHODA A. HUGHES, CHARLES M. 
HUGHES, MARY RUTH HUGHES and DAVID HUGHES. 
(See page 154.) 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JAMES RAINY HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 104. 

JAMES RAINY HUGHES^ (Jacob Huglies«, Priscilla 
Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at New 
England, Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, 6 
July, 1791, died at Cape May, 13 March, 1865, married at Cape 
May, 9 January, 1815, ELIZA ELDREDGE^ (Aaron Eldredge% 
Aaron Eldredge^ Mercy Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham% Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 15 December, 1796, 
died at Unionville, Pennsylvania, 6 January, 1876, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue :' — 

(1) JEREMIAH ELDREDGE HUGHES, born at Cape 
May, 10 December, 1815, died at Gainesville, Texas, 23 June, 
1884, married at Gainesville, 29 March, 1857, Sophronia Sparks, 
born at Nilson County, Tennessee, 31 July, 1834, died at Gaines- 
ville, 25 April, 1880, and had: GEORGE ELDREDGE 
HUGHES, died in infancy; ADELAIDE HUGHES, bom 15 
November, 1864, married at Gainesville, Texas, 15 September, 
1887, Cyrus Ritchie born in Texas, 7 November, 1862, and had, 
ANNIE HUGHES RITCHIE, born 6 September, 1888 ; JAMES 
R. HUGHES, born 29 January, 1867 ; CLARA HUGHES, born 
9 November, 1869. 

(2) ANN LAWRENCE HUGHES, born 9 November, 
1817, married Downs E. Foster. (For descendants see page 155). 

(3) REV DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES, D. D., born 
8 January, 1820, married ELMIRA WILLIAMS HUGHES«, 
(Humphrey Hughes% Jane Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM). (For descendants see page 157.) 

(4) JOSEPH ELDREDGE HUGHES, born at Cape May, 
31 July, 1821, married 28 November, 1842, Experience Somers, 
bom at Somers Point, New Jersey, 23 October, 1824, died at 
Cape May, 28 January, 1886, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES RAINY HUGHES 

tery), and had: WILLIA^I SOMERS HUGHES, born 29 July, 
1843, died in infancy; LAURA SOMERS HUGHES, born 2 
February, 1848, married 1867 Jonathan Hoffman, and had, 
EDWARD HOFFMAN, deceased, HOWARD SOMERS 
HOFFMAN and BEULA HOFFMAN (died in infancy); 
JOSEPH HENRY HUGPIES, married at Moorestown, New Jer- 
sey, 28 February, 1878, Emma Thackra Bennett, daughter of 
Abraham and Sarah Bennett, and had SALLIE KENNEDY 
HUGHES and JENNIE WALKER HUGHES. JOSEPH 
ELDREDGE HUGHES married second, 14 September, 1886, 
Mrs. Mary A. Farrow, of Cape May. 

(5) HARRIET NEWELL HUGHES, born 23 July, 1825, 
married Rev. Charles M. Oakley. (For descendants see pagel58.) 

(6) REV. JAMES POTTER HUGHES, born 15 Decem- 
ber, 1827, married Emily Wiltsie Roberts. (For descendants 
see page 159.) 

(7) HANNAH ELIZA HUGHES, born 21 February, 
1830, married Thomas McMinn. (For descendants see page 161.) 

(8) MARY BENNETT HUGHES, born at Cape May, 25 
March, 1833, married at Pacific City, Iowa, 15 November, 1860, 
Charles Hollister Fletcher, born at Springfield, Ohio, 7 Septem- 
ber, 1837, died at Keosauqua, Iowa, 2 January, 187'7, and had 
HOLLIS HUGHES FLETCHER, born at Burlington, Iowa, 22 
August, 1861, died at Chicago, Illinois, 11 April, 1888. 

(9) EMMA MILINDA HUGHES, born 22 January, 1836, 
married Rev. John Sinclair Roberts. ( For descendants see page 
162.) 

(10) AMELIA FOSTER HUGHES, bom 7 June, 1839, 
married Rev. John Kershaw. (For descendants see page 163.) 

(11) REV. JACOB VAN RENSSELAER HUGHES, 
born at Cape iMay, 11 September, 1844, married at Canonsburg, 
Pennsylvania, 27 July, 1870, Elizabeth Catherine McGinnes, 
born at Lewiston, Illinois, 2 Mav, 1843, died at Shawano, Wis- 
consin, 11 May, 1888, and had: MARY FLETCHER HUGHES, 
born at Unionville, Pennsylvania, 22 February, 1874 ; HAROLD 
DALRYMPLE HUGHES, born at Unionville, 16 May, 1876; 
ALICE McGINNES HUGHES, born at Unionville, 4 July, 1877. 
The Rev. JACOB VAN RENSSELAER HUGHES married 
second Mary A. Ayers, and had : MARGARET HUGHES ; 
ARTHUR HUGHES; CAROLYN HUGHES. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLIAM BENNETT 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 148. 

WILLIAM BENNETT^, (Mlary Hughes^ Jacob Hughes', 
Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah G-orham^, De- 
sire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 
at Cape May, 4 October, 1803, died 29 December, 1886, married 
at Cape May, 28 August, 1830, Phebe Schellenger, born at Cape 
May, 8 August, 1811, died 29 June, 1886. 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM JACKSON BENNETT, born 24 April, 
1832, married HENRIETTA HAND. (For descendants see 
page 164.) 

(2) LOVENIA BENNETT, born 30 September, 1833, 
married Robert Chambers, and had: ABIGAIL CHAMBERS, 
married Michael Holland, and had BERTA HOLLAND, who 
married Edward Benezet; WILLIAM CHAIVIBERS, born 16 
May, 1869, married Lizzie Chambers, and had, FLORENCE 
CHAMBERS, born 22 September, 1900, and FREDERICK 
CHAMBERS, born 20 January, 1902 ; ELWOOD CHAMBERS, 
died in infancy. 

(3) EMMA LEAMING BENNETT, born 31 October, 
1837, married John Gilbert, and had, WILLIAM GILBERT and 
ALBERT GILBERT. 

(4) ALBERT G. REED BENNETT, born 24 October, 
1839, married first Martha A. Naves, married second Elizabeth 
Smallwood. (For descendants see page 165.) 

(5) GEORGE BENNETT, born 1 January, 1841, married 
at Cape May, 22 May, 1865, Sarah Richardson, born 25 July, 
1841, and had : MARY LOUISE BENNETT, born at Cape May, 
23 December, 18G6, married at Cape May, 24 December, 1902, 
George Wicks, born 11 July, 1868, died 17 May, 1906, and had, 
RUTH WICKS, born at Cape May, 2 April, 1904; SOPHIA 
BENNETT, born at Cape May, 27 March, 1880, married at Cape 
May, 24 September, 1902, Joseph Dougherty, and had, GEORGE 
DOUGHERTY, born 19 February, 1903, and WISTAR 
DOUGHERTY, bom 8 April, 1904; FREDERICK BENNETT, 
born at Cape May, 25 November, 1883, married 1 July, 1903, 
Martha Gile, born 2 May, 1884, (daughter of Augustine Charles 
Gile and Mary Schreiner Gile) and had, EMMA BENNETT, 
born 20 July, 1904. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
LOUISA STEVENS BENNETT 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 148. 

LOUISA STEVENS BENNETT^, (Mary Hughes% Jacob 
Hughes^, Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGtRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 15 October, 1817, died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 3 June, 1900, married at Cape May, 1 May, 1853, 
Isaac Printz Merritt, born at Cape May, 14 April, 1811, died at 
Philadelphia, 3 June, 1888. 

Issue : — 

(1) GEORGE MERRITT, died in infancy. 

(2) JOHN BENNETT MERRITT, born 2 August, 1835, 
married 11 October, 1858, Fannie Antoine, who died 29 Decem- 
ber, 1891, and had: JAMES ROBB MERRITT, born at Phila- 
delphia, 30 December, 1860, married Maxamelia Douglas Taylor. 
(For descendants see page 322.) 

(3) ALEXIS GRASSON MERRITT, bom 9 January, 
1838, died 13 November, 1916, married first 26 April, 1858, 
Susannah Dale, who died 16 June, 1888; married second, 19 
March, 1891, Cjoithia B. Atkins, (For descendants see page 
176.) 

(4) ISAAC PRINTZ MERRITT, born 21 February, 1842. 

(5) LOUISA BENNETT MERRITT, born 8 January, 
1845, died 17 November, 1872, married 15 August, 1861, Jere- 
miah Bennett Schellinger, and had: ISAAC MERRITT 
SCHELLINGER, bom 9 December, 1863, married 7 May, 1887, 
Jane Fariwv, born 28 Febmary, 1868; JOSEPH SCHEL- 
LINGER, born at Cape May, 16 March, 1865, married at Cape 
Mav, 7 October, 1886, Electra H. Edmunds, and had, LOUISA 
BENNETT SCHELLINGER, born 2 November, 1887, who mar- 
ried 8 April, 1907, William McCalla Bland, and had, LOUISA 
S. BLAND, born 9 October, 1907, and ALICE McCALLA 
BLAND, born 9 January, 1909. 

,( 6 ) AMANDA VIRGINIA MERRITT, bom 4 April, 1847. 

(7) ELLA OLIVER MERIRITT, bom 5 October, 1850, 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JEREMIAH TAYLOR HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 149. 

JEREMIAH TAYLOR HUOHES«, (Jeremiah Hughes^, 
Jacob Hiighes«, Priscilla Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howahld^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 5 April, 1815, died at Cape 
May, 1893, married at Cape May, 27 December, 1843, Mary Ann 
Wheatley, born 1820, died 1873. 

Issue : — 

(1 ) WILLIAM WHEATLEY HUGHES, bom at Fishing 
Creek, New Jersey, 25 July, 1845, died at Green Creek, New Jer- 
sey, 1 ]\tarch, 1912, married Annie :Mixner, and had ARTHUR 
HUGHES, who married Charlotte Lever, of Brooklyn, New 
York. 

(2) RHODA ANN HUGHES, born at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 31 ]\Ikrch, 1848, died 5 November, 1907, without 
issue. 

(3) CHARLES MILLER HUGHES, born at Fishing 
Creek, New Jersey, 18 October, 1849, married Hannah Maria 
Oliver. (For descendants see page 167.) 

(4) T^EARY RUTH HUGHES, born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 25 June, 1852, married at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 2 
November, 1873, Richard Somers Sapp, who died at Beesley's 
Point, New Jersey, 30 December, 1897, and had, MARY ELMA 
SAPP, born at West Cape May, New Jersey, 10 June, 1874, 
married at Bridgeton, New Jersey, 10 April, 1898, Thomas F. 
Hemingway, son of Washington and Emma Hemingway of 
Fishing Creek, New Jersey, and had FRANK HUGHES HEM- 
INGWAY, born at Ocean City, New Jersey, 6 December, 1905, 
died at Ocean City, New Jersey, 13 December, 1905. 

(5) DAVID HUGHES, born at Fishing Creek, New Jer- 
sey, 8 December, 1856, married ANNIE M. RUTHERFORD. 
(For descendants see page 168.) 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

ANN LAWRENCE HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 150. 

ANN LAWRENCE HUGHES^, (James Rainy Hughes^ 
Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^, Desire Howland-, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM) , was born at Cape May, 9 November, 1817, died at Cape 
]\Iay, 16 February, 1865, (tomlDstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
man-ied at Cape May, 19 December, 1838, Downs E. Foster, 
born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 20 October, 1807, died at 
West Cape May, New Jersey, 20 October, 1886, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) REUBEN FOSTER, born at Cape May, 28 October, 
1839, married Sarah Louisa Hand. (For descendants see page 
169). 

(2) JANE ANN FOSTER, bom 8 May, 1841, married 
Aaron D. E, Crowell, (For descendants see page 170.) 

(3 ) SAMUEL LAWRENCE FOSTER, born 22 February, 
1843, married Marion Upham. (For descendants see page 171.) 

(4) DOUGLASS FOSTER, bom at Cape May, 28 No- 
vember, 1844, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 No- 
vember, 1875, Mary E. Crowell, and had LESLIE D. FOSTER, 
born 6 August, 1877, and NELLIE FOSTER, born 27 August, 
1880, married Edwin Warren and had ELEANOR WARREN. 

(5) JAMES HEWITT FOSTER, born 8 January, 1847, 
died 10 June, 1852. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ANN LAWRENCE HUGHES 

(6) RHODA FOREST FOSTER, born 12 July, 1848, 
married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 13 October, 1868, William 
Leonard Cummings, born 11 June, 1845, son of Leonard and 
Lydia Cummings. (For descendants see page 172.) 

(7) ELIZA ELDREDGE FOSTER,born 22 August, 1850, 
died 4 June, 1851. 

(8) ELLEN EDMUNDS FOSTER, bom 7 January, 1853, 
married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 12 November, 1876, 
LAFAYETTE MILLER HALL», (Jane Edmunds^ Mahalah 
Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin«, James WhilldinS Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham«, Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM). (For descendants see page 173.) 

(9) MARY CARLL FOSTER, born 3 May, married 
JAMES WARE ELDREDGE^", (Daniel C. Eldredge^ Deborah 
Whilldin Wa^e^ Deborah Whilldin^, Jonathan WhiUdin«, James 
Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire How- 
landS JOHN HOWLAND* THE PILGRIM). (For descend- 
ants see page 246.) 

ELIZA ELDREDGE, mother of ANN LAWRENCE 
HUGHES, was a descendant of the Pilgrim JOHN HOWLAND 
through the Eldredge line as follows: ELIZA ELDREDGE*, 
(Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge", Mercy Learning", Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM). Mercy Leaming, fifth from HOW- 
LAND in the Eldredge line, was the sister of Priscilla Leaming, 
fifth from HOWLAND in the Hughes line. The latter married 
first John Stites. (See pages 36, 101, 102.) 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

REV. DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES, D. D. 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 150. 

REV. DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES, D. D.«, (James 
Rainy Hughes^, Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Learning^ Hannah 
AVhilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire HowlandS JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 8 January, 
1820, married 19 October, 1843, ELMIRA WILLIAMS 
HUGHES^, (Humphrey Hughes^ Jane Whilldin«, James Whill- 
din', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland*, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 1 
January, 1820, died at Traer, Tama County, Iowa, 5 October, 
1886. 

Issue : — 

(1) DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES, born 30 March, 
1846, died in infancy. 

(2) ELLA THOMAS HUGHES, born 19 December, 1847, 
died in infancy. 

(3) WILLIAM WILLIAMS HUGHES, born at Cape 
May, 17 August, 1849. 

(4) ELMIRA FLORENCE HUGHES, born at Cape May, 

23 July, 1851, married at Vinton, Iowa, 29 April, 1874, George 
Taylor Rock. (For descendants see page 174). 

(5) GEORGE WASHINGTON HUGHES, born 22 Feb- 
ruary, 1854, married Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson. 

(6) ANNA LYON HUGHES, born at Spruce Creek, 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, 26 November, 1855, married 

24 August, 1876, Clinton Orville Harrington, born at Chenango 
County, New York, 14 October, 1843, and had, CLINTON OAK- 
LEY HARRINGTON, born at Vinton, Iowa, 7 June, 1881. 

(7) JAMES LAWRENCE HUGHES, born 18 May, 1859, 
died in infancy. 

(8) LOUISA EDMUNDS HUGHES, bom 2 February, 
1861, married 18 October, 1881, L. Williston Kinney, and had: 
FLORENCE LUCILE KINNEY, born at Traer, Iowa, 15 Janu- 
ary, 1885; HERBERT HUGHES KINNEY, born at Lake 
CHARLES, Louisiana, 15 July, 1888; ANNA HARRINGTON 
KINNEY, born at Lake Charles, Louisiana, 20 April, 1891. 

157 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTY 

HARRIET NEWELL HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 150. 

HARRIET NEWELL HUGHES^, (James Rainy Hughes% 
Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire IIowland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 23 July, 1825, married at Cape 
Tilay, 24 July, 1844, Rev. Charles M. Oakley, born at New York 
City, 2 July, 1815, died at Northport, Long Island, 16 February, 
1882. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES PAYSON OAKLEY, born 3 July, 1845, 
married 20 June, 1872, Elizabeth DeBow Oakley, and had 
MARY FOREST OAKLEY, born 30 August, 1876, and ISA- 
BEL DeBOW OAKLEY, born 28 December, 1883. 

(2) ROBERT S. OAKLEY, born 16 April, 1848, married 
3 March, 1868, Margaretta J. Shields, and had: JENNIE 
SHIELDS OAKLEY, born 26 October, 1868, married 23 Decem- 
ber, 1889, Daniel J. Conhey ; HARRIET NEWELL OAKLEY, 
born 28 October, 1870, married 20 June, 1889, Edward A. 
Laws; HENRY SHIELDS OAKLEY, born 29 August, 1874; 
KATIE MEAD OAKLEY, born 18 September, 1878 ; ROBERT 
STRONG OAKLEY, born 3 November, 1880; WILLIE 
FRENCH OAKLEY, born 26 September, 1885. 

(3) ENDORA SMITH OAKLEY, born 2 April, 1849, 
died in infancy. 

(4) GEORGE WARNER OAKLEY, born 26 March, 1850, 
died 3 August, 1882, married 20 January, 1881, Emily Bell 
Thompson. 

(5) MARY ELLEN OAKLEY, born 19 August, 1851, 
married 27 June, 1877, Arthur Butler and had: ALBERT 
BOARDMAN BUTLER, born 12 September, 1878; MAR- 
GARET OAKLEY BUTLER, born 14 April, 1880 ; HAROLD 
LOCKWOOD BUTLER, born 7 February, 18§2; HARRIET 
ELLEN BUTLER, born 10 March, 1884; BESSIE ADELAIDE 
BUTLER, born 19 May, 1886. 

158 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
REV. JAMES POTTER HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 150. 

REV. JAMES POTTER HUGHESS (James Rainy 
Hughes'', Jacob Hughes®, Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), and (ELIZA ELDREDGE^, Aaron El- 
dredge^, Aaron Eldredge*, Mercy Learning', Hannah Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born in Cape May county. New Jersey, 15 
December, 1827, died 8 February, 1920, married at Williams- 
burg, Long Island, 27 June, 1861^ Emily Wiltsie Roberts, born 6 
September, 1840, died at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 8 June, 1889. 

Issue : — 

(1) EMMA SINCLAIR HUGHES, born at Princeton, 
New Jersey, 13 January, 1863, married 1903 at Dover, Dela- 
ware, James AdaiiLS Dunkel. 

(2) JAMES- ROBERT HUGHES, born at Cape May, 29 
December, 1864, married at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 12 July, 
1899, Mary Green Hughes. 

(3) ELIZABETH RUSHTON HUGHES, born at Tipton, 
Iowa, 13 November, 1867, married James Q. Carrell, and had 
MARY GLADYS CARRELL. 

(4) CHARLES STONE HUGHES, born at Bellefonte, 
Pennsylvania, 2 April, 1870, married at Mt. Washington, Mary- 
land, 21 March, 1901, Emma V. Graham, and had JAMES POT- 
TER HUGHES, born 13 December, 1905; VIRGINIA GRA- 
HAM HUGHES, born 23 October, 1909 ; JOSEPH GRAHAM 
HUGHES, born 1 July, 1911 ; DAISY CLARK HUGHES, born 
17 October, 1912. 

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159 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
REV. JAMES POTTER HUGHES 

(5) MARION FOSTER HUGHES, born at Bellefonte, 
Pennsylvania, 16 November, 1872, married at Bellfonte, Penn- 
sylvania, 17 July, 1890, Frank P. Bassett, and had the follow- 
ing children : — 

EMILY HAMLIN BASSETT, bom 17 May, 1891, married 
24 April, 1912, Colonel Theodore Hugh Winter, place of mar- 
riage. Society Hill, South Carolina; their son, THEODORE 
HUGH WINTER, was born 11 March 1913. 

JAMES EUGENE BASSETT, born 29 October, 1892, at 
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. 

MELVIN HUGHES BASSETT, bom 12 June, 1899, at 
Covington, Virginia. 

(6) EDWARD LAWRENCE HUGHES, born at Belle- 
fonte, Pennsylvania, 25 February, 1876, married at Columbus, 
Ohio, 19 September, 1901, Hattie Peitsmeyer Hughes, and had 
FREDERICK PERDUE HUGHES, bom 24 March, 1907. 

(7) LUTHER ELDREDGE HUGHES, born at Belle- 
fonte, Pennsylvania, 26 March, 1878, married at Baltimore, 
Maryland, Sophia Hermon Hughes, and had OTTILIE 
GLADYS HUGHES, born 22 January, 1901; CHARLES 
LAWRENCE HUGHES, born 29 November, 1908. 

(8) OTTILE ROBERT HUGHES, born at Bellfonte, 
Pennsylvania, 9 March, 1881, married 16 November, 1906, 
Chester Kent Irvine and had MARION FOSTER TR^VINE, 
bom 15 October, 1907; CHESTER KENT IRVINE, bom 5 
October, 1909 ; OTTILIE HUGHES IRVINE, born 18 Novem- 
ber, 1914. 



160 



MAIFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

HANNAH ELIZA HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to tlie Mayflower see page 151. 

HANNAH ELIZA HUGHES^, (James Rainy Hughes^ 
Jacob Hughes^, Pricilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin^, Hatinah 
Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL^ 
GRIM), Was born at Cape May, 21 February, 1830, died at Al- 
toona> Pennsylvania, 15 August, 1861, married 7 July, 1852, 
Thomas McMitin. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES W. MeMINN, born at Altoona, Pennsyl- 
vania, 16 August, 1853, died at Altoona, Pennsylvania, 7 June, 
1854, aged nine months and twenty-two days. 

(2) JAMES H. McMINN, born at Altoona, Pennsylvania, 
25 August, 1855, died at Altoona, Pennsylvania, 19 September, 
1856, aged one year and twenty-five days. 

(3) LAWRENCE H. McMINN, born at Altoona, Penn- 
sylvania, 7 June, 1857, died at Altoona, Pennsylvania, 10 Octo* 
ber, 1858, aged one year, four months and three days. 

(4) ELIZABETH McMINN, born at Altoona, Pennsyl- 
vania, 20 June, 1859, married at Chicago, Illinois, 12 Septem- 
ber, 1889, William F. Tucker, born at Enford, Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, 29 September, 1849. 

(5) JOHN CALVIN McMINN, bom at Altoona, Penn- 
sylvania. May, 1861, died at Altoona, Pennsylvania, July, 1861. 



161 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

EMMA MELINDA HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 151. 

EMMA MELINDA HUGHES^ (James Rainy Hughes^ 
Jacob Hughes*, Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 22 January, 1836, married at 
Edgehill, Princeton, New Jersey, 31 July, 1861, Rev. John Sin- 
clair Roberts, born at New York City, 25 July, 1859. 

Issue : — 

(1) LIDA HUGHES ROBERTS, bom at Shanghai, 
China, 16 May, 1862, died at Tung Chow, China, 8 Septemjber, 
1863, aged one year, three months and twenty-three days. 

(2) ALICE OAKLEY ROBERTS, born at Cape May, 
1 December, 1865, died at Glen Cove, New York, 2 December, 
1870, aged five years and one day. 

(3) JOHN SINCLAIR ROBERTS, born at Glen Cove, 
New York, T March, 1870. 

(4) EVA DURYEA ROBERTS, born at Bellefonte, 
Pennsylvania, 31 May, 1872. 

(5) ETHEL WINN ROBERTS, born at Shanghai, China, 
10 December, 1875, died at Shanghai, China, 4 February, 1876, 
aged one month and twenty-four days. 

For Pilgrim ancestry of ELIZA ELDREDGE, mother of 
EMMA MELINDA HUGHES, see page 111. 

See "Divine Covenant Fulfilled in Pious Households," 
page 70 for a biography of this family, and in the same work 
by Rev. Dr. D, L. Hughes, page 38 and following, an account 
of the other children of JAMES RAINY HUGHES. 

162 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
AMELIA FOSTER HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 151. 

AMELIA FOSTER HUGHES^ (James Rainy Hughes% 
Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin^, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PIL^ 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 7 June, 1839, married 9 July, 
1862, Rev. John Kershaw, bom at Patterson, New Jersey, 14 
May, 1842. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELI2A GORDON KERSHAW, born 19 November, 
1866, married at New York City, 18 September, 1908, Matthias 
WooUey Conrow, M. D., born at Long Branch, New Jersey, 7 
December, 1878, son of Luke and Lavinia WooUey Conrow. 

(2) JOHN ALFRED KERSHAW, born 26 August, 1870, 
married at Coxackie, New York, 24 May, 1892, Margaret Miller, 
born at New York City, 9 May, 1871, and had:— JOHN DON- 
ALD KERSHAW, born at New York City, 21 April, 1893; AL- 
BERT CARMEN KERSHAW, born at New York City, 31 
December, 1894, married at New York City, 10 March, 1914, 
Christine Coomey, and had, JOHN ALBERT KERSHAW born 
at New York City, 8 November, 1914, JEREMIAH HUGHES 
KERSHAW, born at New York City, 26 February, 1916, AL- 
BERT DONALD KERSHAW, born at New York City, 23 
November, 1920. 

(3) ALBERT VAN HOUTEN KERSHAW, born at 
Brookdale, New Jersey, 25 July, 1876, married at Bound 
Brook, New Jersey, 1 March, 1902, Clara Van Doren, bom 15 
January, 1877, and had, ALBERT VAN DOREN KERSHAW, 
born at Brooklyn, New York, 2 October, 1902, RICHARD KER- 
SHAW, born July, 1905, died in infancy. 

(4) EVA ROBERTS KERSHAW, bom at Brookdale, 
New Jersey, 26 April, 1879, married at New York City, 15 Sep- 
tember, 1912, Edward Joseph Donlon, and had, MARY EL- 
DREDGE DONLON, born at Springfield, Massachusetts, 20 
March, 1916. 

(5) ADA LOUISA KERSHAW, bom at Bound Brook, 
New Jersey, 15 October, 1882. 

163 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLIAM JACKSON BENNETT 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 152. 

WILLIAM JACKSON BENNETT^, (William Bennett*, 
Mary Hughes^ Jacob Hughes^ Priscilla Learning^ Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 24 April, 
1932, died at Cape May, 25 January, 1904, married at Cape 
May,' 12 February, 1855, HENRIETTA HAND^ (Nancy 
Schenck% Zeruiah Hughes^ Memucan Hughes% Hannah Whill- 
din', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), see page 255. 

Issue : — 

( 1 ) JUDSON BENNETT, married LILLIAN JOHNSON. 
(For descendants see page 241). 

(2) REBECCA BENNETT, born at Cape May, 16 May, 
1863, married 27 December, 1889, Dr. Walter S. Leaming, who 
was born March 4, 1854, and had, REBECCA LEAMING and 
HENRIETTA LEAMING. 

(3) ELIZABETH H. BENNETT, born at Cape May, 26 
May, 1869, married 14 January, 1896, J. Ashton WiUiams, born 

22 April, 1864, and had : ANNE CORRY WILLIAMS, born 

23 March, 1899 ; SARA ELIZABETH, born 22 April, 1902, died 

29 May, 1906 ; MARGARET L., born 29 June, 1907. 

(4) GEORGE W. BENNETT, born 29 May, 1871, de- 
ceased. 

(5) WILLIAM HENRY BENNETT, bom at Cape May, 

30 August, 1874, married Elizabeth M. Bohm, and had: THEO- 
DORE G. BENNETT, born 14 November, 1899; PAUL L. 
BENNETT, born 25 October, 1900; MARY BENNETT, born 
18 May, 1902; HENRY B. BENNETT, born July, 1906; FLOR- 
ENCE BENNETT, born 18 April, 1908. 

(6) LEWIS S. BENNETT, born 19 December, 1877, mar- 
ried Maude Thompson, who died, 17 June, 1921. 

HENRIETTA HAND BENNETT, died at Cape May, 18 
July, 1910, aged 76 years. 

164 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ALBERT G. REED BENNETT 

For ancestors leading back to the IMayflower see page 152. 

ALBERT G. REED BENNETT^ (William Bennett«, 
Mary Hughes'^, Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Learning^, Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 24 Octooer, 
1839, married first at Cape May, 11 September, 1864 ; MAR- 
THA A. NAVES; married second at Cape May, 16 September, 
1873^ Elizabeth Smallwood, born at Lower Bank, Burlington 
County, New Jersey, 5 June, 1851, died at Cape May, 8 May, 
1920. 

Issue by first wife : — 

(1) MARTHA L. BENNETT, born at Cape May, 1 July, 
1865, married Charles York. (For descendants see page 175). 

Children by second marriage: — 

(1) SAlVrUEL WALTER BENNETT, bom at Cape May, 
1874, married Mary G. Bowker, and had DONALD P. BEN- 
NETT. 

(2) IDA HAND BENNETT, bom at Cape May, 6 Jan- 
uary, 1877. 

(3) HARRY GILMORE BENNETT, born at Cape May, 
2 January, 1878, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 
June, 1903, Bessie Patchell, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 9 January, 1879, and had: — ? 

AGNES ELIZABETH BENNETT, born at Cape May, 25 
May, 1904; MABEL KNEASS BENNETT, born at Cape May, 
19 November, 1905; MILDRED IRENE BENNETT, born at 
Cape May, 28 September, 1907; HARRY GILMORE BEN- 
NETT, bom at Cape May, 2 September, 1909; BESSIE 

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165 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ALBERT G. REED BENNETT 

PATCHELL BENNETT, born at Cape May, 3 July, 1911; 
CHARLES WEEKS BENNETT, born at Cape May, 27 July, 
1913. 

(4) CLARENCE G. BENNETT, born at Cape May, 12 
September, 1881. 

(5) ETTA MAY BENNETT, born 13 November 1883, 
married HENRY E. BELLANGY, and had CHARLES A. 
BELLANGY, DOROTHY S. BELLANGY, CATHARINE R. 
BELLANGY and ELIZABETH BELLANGY. (see page 297 
for the Pilgrim ancestry of HENRY E. BELLANGY). 

(6) GEORGIANNA BENNETT, born 3 February, 1885, 
died in infancy. 

(7) ALICE GRAY BENNETT, born at Cape May, 2 
June, 1887, married James B. Rock, and had MELVIN B. 
ROCK and BENNETT A. ROCK. 

(8) FRANK LEE BENNETT, born at Cape May, 5 Au- 
gust, 1889, married Reba Oliver, and had FRANK LEE BEN- 
NETT. 

(9) ALBERT ALLEN BENNETT, born at Cape May, 7 
November, 1891, died in infancy. 

(10) JESSIE IRENE BENNETT, born at Cape May, 
3 October, 1892, married Herbert Johnson. 

(11) GEORGE A. McILVAIN BENNETT, born at Cape 
May, 9 April, 1894, died in infancy. 

MARTHA S. NAVES the first wife of ALBERT G. REED 
BENNETT was a descendant of JOHN HOWLAND in the line 
following : 

MARTHA A. NAVES^^ Achsah Hand^ Martha Schenck«, 
Zeruiah Hughes^, Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM. (See page 278) . 

166 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CHARLES mLLER HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 154. 

CHARLES MILLER HUGHES^ (Jeremiah Taylor 
Hughes^, Jeremiah Hughes^, Jacob Hughes®, Priscilla Learning^, 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 18 October, 1849^ married at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 21 January, 1872, Hannah Maria Oliver. 

Issue : — 

(1) SARAH EMILY HUGHES, born at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 4 December, 1872, married first, Harry Ches- 
ter, and had HARRY CHESTER, born 2 October, 1890; 
married second, 27 November, 1896, Edward M, Cherry, born 9 
December, 1872, and had WILLIAM W. CHERRY, born 7 Au- 
gust, 1897, FRANCIS LEON CHERRY, born 28 January, 1899, 
EDWARD MORRIS CHERRY, born 3 January, 1904. 

(2) CLARA HUGHES, born 23 December, 1874, married 
3 March, 1895, WILLIAM PRICE MATTHEWS and had 
IRENE MATTHEWS, born 4 December 1895, married ORION 
H. REEVES, (see page 302). 

(3) CHARLES EDWARD HUGHES, born 13 November, 
1877, married 29 November, 1899, at Cape May, New Jersey, 
Justina Heritage, and had WALTER PHILIPS HUGHES, 
bom 21 November, 1907. 

(4) RALPH EMERSON HUGHES, born 27 September, 
1882, married 16 August, 1903, Wilhelmina Roseman, and had 
FLORENCE MAY HUGHES, born 12 August, 1904. 

(5) FLORENCE HUGHES, born 18 November, 1884, 
married 10 February, 1902, Alfred Matthews, and had 
CHARLES ALFRED MATTHEWS, born 2 November, 1905. 

(6) FLOYD LISTON HUGHES, born 2 December, 1895, 
married 1 October, 1915, LULU HUGHES, and had HARRY 
HUGHES, died 28 February, 1916. 

167 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

DAVID HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 154. 

DAVID HUGHE S^ (Jeremiah Taylor Hughes*, Jeremiah 
Hughes^ Jacob Hughes*, Priscilla Learning'', Hannah Whill- 
din% Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGItIM), was born at Cape May, 8 December, 1856, 
married 1 May, 1877, ANNIE MECRAY RUTHERFORD^", 
Ann Eliza Ware®, Samuel Fithian Ware^ Deborah Whilldin^ 
Jonathan Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin", Han- 
nah Gorham^ Desire Howland,^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), who was born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 30 April, 
1858. 

Issue : — 

(1) FRANKLIN RAMSDELL HUGHES, M. D., born at 
Cold Spring, New Jersey, 8 August, 1879, graduated from 
Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 
May, 1906, married at Eldora, New Jersey, 5 June, 1907, Lulu 
Lee Bishop, born at Eldora, New Jersey, 11 July, 1880, and 
had the following children : — 

SAMUEL BISHOP HUGHES, born at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 6 June, 1909. 

HAROLD FRANKLIN HUGHES, born at West Cape 
May, 23 December, 1912. 

DAVID WHEATLEY HUGHES, born at West Cape May, 
4 February, 1918. 

(2) BERTHA MAY HUGHES, born 17 January, 1884, 
died 4 January, 1887. 

For the genealogical history of the family of ANNIE 
MECRAY RUTHERFORD, wife of DAVID HUGHES, see 
Family and Descendants of ANN ELIZA WARE on page 233 
of this volume. 

168 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

REUBEN FOSTER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 155. 

REUBEN FOSTER^ (Ann Lawrence Hughes^ James 
Rainy Hughes^ Jacob Hughes^ Priscilla Learning^ Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham% Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), in one line; and ANN LAWRENCE 
HUGHE S^ (Eliza Eldredge% Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron El- 
dredge% Mercy Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ 
Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), in the 
other line; was born at Cape May, 28 October, 1839, married 
at Cape May, 6 November, 1866, Sarah Louise Hand, born at 
Cape May, 8 June, 1843. 

Issue : — 

(1) ENOCH EDMUNDS FOSTER, born at Cape May, 2 
September, 1867, married at Baltimore, Maryland, 25 October, 
1894, Mary Celeste Saulsbury, born at Baltimore, Maryland, 28 
December, 1868, and had REUBEN FOSTER born at Balti- 
more, Miaryland, 1 December, 1897. 

(2) ARTHUR DOUGLASS FOSTER, born at Baltimore, 
Maryland, 9 November,1872, died 6 April, 1917, married at 
Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland, 30 November, 1898, 
Georgie Richardson Smith, and had, JOHN WALTER SMITH 
FOSTER, born at Baltimore, Maryland, 27 November, 1900, 
and ARTHUR DOUGLASS FOSTER, born at Maryland, 27 
March, 1903. 

(3) REUBBEN CARLL FOSTER, born at Baltimore, 
Maryland, 10 July, 1875, died 27 January, 1908, married at 
Boston, Massachusetts, Effie Tuttle. 

(4) GILBERT FOSTER, born at Baltimore, Maryland, 
29 October, 1877", died 30 June, 1878. 

(5) FREDERICK FOSTER, born at Baltimore, Mary- 
land, 5 October, 1879, married at Boston, Massachusetts, 31 
January, 1912, Clara Bruce, and had: SARAH HALL FOS- 
TER, born 31 May, 1913; HELEN FOSTER; and BRUCE 
FOSTER. 

169 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

JANE ANN FOSTER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 155. 

JANE ANN FOSTER^ (Ann Lawrence Hughes^, James 
Rainy Hughes^, Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Learning", Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah G^o^ha^l^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND! THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 8 May, 1841, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 13 Sep- 
tember, 1859, Aaron D. E. Crowell, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 20 August, 1834. 

Issue : — 

(1) THOMAS S. CROWELL, bom at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 8 June, 1860, married at Philadelphia, 9 December, 
1878, Emma M. Herring, born 10 June, 1860, and had WILLIE 
H. CROWELL, born 23 August, 1880. 

(2) EDWARD M. CROWELL, bom at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 25 March, 1852, married 9 June, 1883, Orilla Whil- 
den, born November, 1864, and had: ANNA FOSTER CROW- 
ELL, born 18 December, 1884, AARON DOWNS CROWELL, 
born 20 March, 1895, and THEODORE WHILDEN CROW- 
ELL, bora 28 June, 1902. 

(3) TRYPHENA P. CROWELL, bom at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 15 April, 1864, married 30 August, 1882, William 
G. Essen, and had WILLIS G. ESSEN and JOHN R. ESSEN. 

(4) ANNA FOSTER CROWELL, bora 5 January, 1866, 
married 9 February, 1886, George Chester Germon, who died 9 
January, 1890, and had : RALPH GERMON, and EDWARD M. 
GERMON, who married Edith Smith, and had, FRANCIS 
GERMON. 

(5) SARAH E. CROWELL, bora 8 May, 1867, married, 
1890, John Snyder, and had MARY SNYDER, bom 17 Jan- 
uary, 1900, married Alfred Sheets, 10 October, 1920. 

170 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SAMUEL LAWRENCE FOSTER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 155. 

SAMUEL LAWRENCE FOSTER^ (Ann Lawrence 
Hughes^, James Rainy Hughes^ Jacob Hughes^, Friscilla Learn- 
ing^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 22 February, 1843, married at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 31 August, 1871, Marion Upham, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 April, 1848, (daughter of Samuel 
Curtis Upham, bom 2 February, 1819, and his wife, Ann Eliza 
Bancroft, born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 22 April, 1829). 
She died 29 March, 1909. For a second line of descent from the 
Mayflower see page 150). 

Issue : — 

(1) CURTIS UPHAM FOSTER, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 4 May, 1874, married 16 June, 1897 Harriet 
Eugenia Houtz, and had: LAWRENCE HOUTZ FOSTER, 
born 16 April, 1897, and BYRON LEIGH FOSTER, born 22 
March, 1903. 

(2) LILLIAN FOSTER, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 26 July, 1876 married 20 November, 1901, James Thomas 
Reed, and had, FRJEDERICK FOSTER REED, born 30 Au- 
gust, 1902. 

(3) HOWARD LAWRENCE FOSTER, born at Phila- 
delphia Pennsylvania, 14 July, 1879, died 15 February, 1910. 

(4) MARION UPHAM FOSTER, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 19 May, 1882, married 17 October, 1906, James 
Albert Mears, and had: JAMES ALBERT MEARS, born 23 
September, 1907 ; HOWARD FOSTER MEARS, born 11 Au- 
gust, 1910; SAMUEL FOSTER MEARS, born 20 November, 
1911 ; JOHN CARR MEARS, born 20 December, 1913, died in 
infancy. 

(5) HERBERT WARREN FOSTER, born 2 September, 
1885, died in infancy. 

(6) WILMER STRONG FOSTER, born 30 November, 
1887, married Anne C. Frailey (12 October, 1910), and had: 
SAI^HJEL LAWRENCE FOSTER, born 18 August, 1911, died 
in infancy; WILMER STRONG FOSTER, born 11 November, 
1913; PETER LINCOLN FOSTER, born June, 1918. 

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MAYPLOWEB DESCENPANTS IN CAPE MAl COVKTl 

RHODA FOREST FOSTER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 155. 

RHODA FOREST FOSTER^ (Ann LawTence Hughes", 
James Rainy Hughes^, Jacob Hughes®, Priscilla Learning^ Han- 
nah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Rowland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), in one line, and (ANN 
LAWRENCE HUGHES^ Eliza Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge% 
Aaron Eldredge^ Mercy Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorhan^^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL^ 
GRIM) in the other line, was born 12 July, 1848, married at 
Cold Spring, New Jersey, 13 October, 1868, William Leonard 
Cummings, bom at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 11 June, 1845. 

Issue : — • 

(1) HARRY EDlMtlNDS CUMMINGS, born at Cape 
May, 11 May, 1870, died 3 March, 1875. 

(2) GEORGE OGDEN CUMMINGS, born at Cape May, 
25 January, 187'3, married at Cape May, 15 October, 1901, 
BEULAH ESTELA BATE, and had EDWIN JONES CUM- 
MINGS, bom at Cape May, 26 December, 1903; GEORGE 
HERBERT CUMMINGS, bom at Cape May, 27 December, 
1913. (See page 146 for Pilgrim ancestry of BEULAH E. 
BATE). 

(3 ElMMA ELDREDGE CUMMINGS, born at Cape May, 
13 February, 1875, died 14 September, 1887. 

(4) RALPH LEE CUMMINGS, born at Cape May, 9 
Decmber, 1878, married at Cape May, 2 January, 1907, Ella 
Stevens Wheaton, and had DOROTHY WHEATON CUM- 
MINGS, born 30 June, 1911. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELLEN EDMUNDS FOSTER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 155. 

ELLEN EDMUNDS FOSTER^ (Ann Lawrence Hughes*, 
James Rainy Hughes^ Jacob Hughes^ Priscilla Learning', 
Hannah Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 7 Jan- 
uary, 1853, married at Cape May, 12 November, 1876, LAFAY- 
ETTE MILLER HALL^, (Jane Edmunds Whilldin*, Mahalah 
Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland-, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 19 June, 1849, died at Cape 
May, 23 April, 1907), (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 
See page 226. 

Issue : — 

(1) HARRIET SHAW HALL, born at Cape May, 3 
February, 1878. 

(2) MARY .ELDREDGE HALL born at Cape May, 3 
]\lay, 1880. 

(3) WILLIAM CUMLIINGS HALL, born at Cape May, 
14 January, 1883, married at Summit, New Jersey, 8 February, 
1910, Felicie Pauli, born at Brooklyn, New York, October, 1888, 
and had the following children: FELICIE ANTOINETTE 
HALL, born at Haworth, New Jersey, 24 January, 1913; 
ELLEN GRACE HALL, born at Haworth, New Jersey, 17 
June, 1914; WILLIAM AUGUSTUS HALL, born at Haworth, 
New Jersey, 6 November, 1917. 

ELLEN EDlVrUNDS FOSTER is also a descendant of 
JOHN HOWLAND in another line as follows :— ELLEN ED- 
MUNDS FOSTERS", (Ann Lawrence Hughes^ Eliza Eldredge«, 
Aaron Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Leaming^, Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland% JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM). See page 156. 

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MAtFLowER Descendants in cape mat doVNft 

ELMIRA FLORENCE HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the ]\Iayflower see page 157. 

ELMIRA FLORENCE HUGHES^ (Rev. Daniel Lawrence 
Hughes, D. D.*, James Rainy Hughes'^, Jacob Hughes*, Priscilla 
Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire How- 
land^, JOHON HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), and in the fol- 
lowing line of descent on her mother's side, (ELMIRA WILL- 
IAMS HUGHE S«, Humphrey Hughes^, Jane Whilldin«, James 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape 
May, 23 July, 1851, married at Vinton, Iowa, 29 April, 18T4, 
George Taylor Rock, born at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 12 May, 185L 

Issue : — 

(1) HERMAN WILLIAMS ROCK bom at Vinton, Iowa, 
3 March, 1875. 

(2) TAYLOR LAWRENCE ROCK, bom at Vinton, Iowa, 
27 February, 1876. 

(3) GEORGE HORRIDGE ROCK, born at Vinton, Iowa, 
29 July, 1877. 

(4) CLINTON HARRINGTON ROCK, bora at Vinton, 
Iowa, 2 November, 1878, died 29 July, 1879. 

(5) ELIZABETH TAYLOR ROCK, born at Vinton, 
lowa^ 25 December, 1880. 

(6) HAROLD HUGHES ROCK, bora at Vinton, Iowa, 
11 Febmary, 1882. 

(7) RAYMOND ROCK, bora at Vinton, Iowa, 7 Feb- 
ruary, 1884. 

(8) HAZEL ELMIRA ROCK, born at Vinton, Iowa, 13 
Febraary, 1886. 

(9) KINGSLEY CARLETON ROCK, born at Vinton, 
Iowa, 6 January, married at Lake Charles, Louisiana^ 25 Au^ 
gust, 1917, Madge L. Patterson. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARTHA LAVELLE BENNETT 

For ancestors leaing back to the Mayflower see page 165. 

MARTHA LAVELLE BENNETT^", (Albert G. Reed Ben- 
nett^, William Bennett^, Mary Hughes^, Jacob Hughes^, Pris- 
cilla Learning', Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May, 1 July, 1865, died at Cape May, 8 August, 1913, 
married at Cape May, 16 January, 1887, Charles York, born at 
Swain, New Jersey, 11 October, 1865. 

Issue : — 

(1) SADIE YORK, born at Cape May, 21 October, 1887, 
married at Cape May, 29 November, 1906, HORACE FITHIAN 
CHURCH", Mary A. Rutherford^", Ann Eliza Ware^ Samuel 
Fithian Ware^ Deborah Whilldin^, Jonathan Whilldin^, James 
Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born at 
Cape May, 19 November, 1882, and had : HORACE KENNETH 
CHURCH, born 25 July, 1907 ; MARY EVELINE CHURCH, 
bom 16 May, 1915; HELEN MARTHA CHURCH, born 20 
January, 1919. (See page 233). 

(2) EDNA YORK born at Cape May, 13 June, 1889, 
married at New York City, 7 August, 1905, WALTER 
CHURCH", (William Church", Mary Bennett HalP, Jane 
Edmunds Whilldin^ Mahalah Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin«, James 
Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), and had: EVE- 
LINA FENNER CHURCH, born 27 September, 1906; and 
WALTER LEROY CHURCH, born 4 August, 1912. 

(3) HELEN YORK, born at Cape May, 21 February, 
1894, married 28 October, 1913, Charles Shields. 

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MAtF^LOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAl COUNT! 

ALEXIS GRASSON MERRITT 

For ancestors leading back to the IMayflower see page 153. 

ALEXIS GRASSON MERRITT^ (Louisa Stevens Ben- 
nett^, Mary Hughes'', Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla Learning^, Han- 
nah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 9 January, 1838, died at Westmont, New Jersey, 
13 November, 1916, married first at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
26 April, 1858, Susannah Dale, born at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 24 June, 1841, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 
June, 1888; married second, 19 March, 1891, Cynthia B. At' 
kins. 

Issue by first wife :— 

(1) AMANDA LOUISA MERRITT, bom at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 6 July, 1859, married at Philadelphia, 12 May, 
1880, Bascom Worthington Melvin, born at Kent County, Dela- 
ware, near Whitleysburg, Maryland, 25 August, 1850, and had : 
ALEXIS MERRITT MELVIN, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 8 December, 1880; FRANK WORTHINGTON MELVIN, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, T August, 1884, married 24 
June, 1911, Bertha Priscilla Haines ; IRMA HERNDON MEL- 
VIN, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 December, 1886, 
married 20 November, 1916, William Cunningham Jackson 
Trimble, born at Philadelphia, 26 September, 1879 ; SUE HARD- 
CASTLE MELVIN, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 
January, 1891, married 4 June, 1913, Jacob Frederick Woeff- 
reim Schmidt, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 Septem- 
ber, 1886, and had, PHYLLIS WOEFFREIM SCHMIDT, born 
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 June, 1914. 

(2) JOHN BENNETT MERRITT, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 10 September, 1860. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SPICER LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 105. 

SPICER LEAMING^ (Christopher Learning^, Christopher 
Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape 
May, 14 April, 1762, died at Cape May, 1 October, 1838 (record 
of family bible), married Hannah Swain, born 3 March, 1767, 
died 11 September, 1857, (tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) SWAIN LEAMING, bom 22 June, 1787, died 1850, 
married Sarah Dixon, and had: SPICER LEAMING, born 
1834, died 1890, unmarried; JAMES SMITH LEAMING, born 
4 June, 1838 at Newbern, North Carolina, died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 25 July, 1911, married at Philadelphia, 20 Sep- 
tember^ 1860, Josephine MacNamee, born 6 May, 1841, and had, 
PRANK SPICER LEAMING, born 28 March, 1862, died 26 
July, 1877; FLORENCE MARCELLA LEAMING, born at 
Philadelphia, 29 October, 1869, married at Philadelphia, 25 
April, 1888, Louis Julian Gregory, born at "Winsted, Connecti- 
cut, 2 September, 1862, and had, FLORENCE LEAMING 
GREGORY born at Philadelphia, 8 April, 1895. 

(2) JAMES LEAMING, born 19 February, 1789, married 
first MRS. LYDIA SCHELLENGER, married second Sarah 
Bennett. (For descendants see page 180). 

(3) MARIA LEAMING, bom 4 August, 1806, married 
David Cresse. (For descendants see page 181). 

(4) ISRAEL LEAMING, born 14 February, 1808, mar- 
ried Judith E. Hughes, and had ABIGAIL HUGHES LEAM- 
ING, married William Rose Sheppard, M. D, (For descendants 
see page 182). 

(5) _ LEMUEL LEAMING, bom 2 October, 1809, died 3 
May, 1879, married LYDIA LEAMING, and had HANNAH 
LEAMING, who married WILMON WHILLDIN. 

(6) JACOB LEAMING, born 16 January, 1812, married 
Melvina Eldredge. (For descendants see page 183), 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HUMPHREY LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 105. 

HUMPHREY LEAMING^ (Christopher Learning^, Chris- 
topher Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May, 6 December, 1780, died at Asbury, New Jersey, on 
28 August, 1851, married at Cape May, 19 January, 1809, Mary 
Stites, daughter of Philip and Rachel Stites. 

Issue — : 

(1) MARY LEAMING, born 15 September, 1811, died 9 
February, 1874 unmarried. 

(2) HUMPHREY LEAMING, born 12 October, 1813, 
married Sarah Ludlam, and had: ANNIE LEAMING; HAN- 
NAH LEAMING, married Henry T. Corson; EMMA LEAM- 
ING, married Lawrence C. Kandle, and had ELWOOD KAN- 
DLE. 

(3) RACHEL LEAMING, born 30 November, 1815, mar- 
ried Levi Ludlam, and had: HUMPHREY LUDLAM; LEAM- 
ING LUDLAM, lost at sea unmarried; REUBEN LUDLAM; 
HANNAH S. LUDLAM, born 18 May, 1842, who married 1860, 
Amos Wentzell, and had: LIZZIE L. WENTZELL, born 28 
January, 1861, married Alonzo Brower, and had, LULU S. 
BROWER, born 7 January, 1883 ; LEVI S. WENTZELL, born 
19 March, 1863, married Ella G. Crawford, and had: LEAM- 
ING L. WENTZELL, born 5 October 1886, MABEL WENT- 
ZELL, born 19 May, 1889, RAYMOND WENTZELL, born 14 
February, 1892 died in infancy, HANNAH WENTZELL, bom 
27 November, 1894, CLARA WENTZELL, born 13 July, 1898, 
MARY WENTZELL, born 3 June, 1901; RACHEL L. 
WENTZELL, daughter of Amos, bom 12 September, 1865, 
married Hiram W. Godfrey, and had, JOHN SWAIN GOD- 
FREY, born 18 April, 1894; DEBORAH LUDLAM, daughter 
of Levi, married Warren Mitchell. 

(4) PHILIP STITES LEAMING, born 30 May, 1819, 
died 28 December, 1890, married Elizabeth Bartlett Bunker, 
and had: ABBIE ELIZABETH LEAMING; EMILY BART- 
LETT LEAMING; GEORGE PHILIP HUMPHREY LEAM- 
ING ; FLORENCE LUCILE LEAMING. 

(5) DEBORAH LEAMING, born 17 Febraary, 1821, 
died in infancy, 

(6) CHRISTOPHER LEAMING, bora 1 July, 1827, un- 
married. 

178 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HANNAH LEAMING 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 105. 

HANNAH LEAMINO% (Christopher Learning^, Chris- 
topher Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May, 23 February, 1768, died 1 September, 1835, mar- 
ried first at Philadelphia, 21 October, 1T99, Edward Rice, born 
at Boston, Massachusetts, 23 March, 1756, died at sea, 1803, 
and had, EDWARD RICE, born 14 February, 1803, died 3 
December 1853, married 7 October, 1826, Jane S. Diverty, born 
16 July, 1806, died 8 December, 1885, and had: LEAMING M. 
RICE, born 25 March, 1828, who married Maria Swain Lud- 
1am, (for descendants see page 330) ; DEBORAH RICE, died 
in infancy; JAMES D. RICE, born 31 December, 1831, died 8 
May, 1906, married Rebecca Johnson, and had one son who died 
in infancy. 

HANNAH LEAMING married second 18 July, 1806, 
Amos C. Moore, and had, SARAH LEAMING MOORE, who 
married 2 May, 1831, IMaurice Beesley, M. D., born at Dennis- 
ville. New Jersey, 16 May, 1804, died 13 January, 1882. 

Issue '. — 

(1) JULIA BEESLEY, bom 25 January, 1838, died 12 January, 
1907, married 31 May, 1857, Jeremiah H. Townsend, bom 23 Janu- 
ary, 1827, died 29 January, 1897, and had: FLORA MAY TOWN- 
SEND, born 26 August, 1860, married Walter Scott, and had, ED- 
WARD MAURICE BEESLEY SCOTT, bom 24 February, 1882, mar- 
ried Emma Kromer; FRANK TOWNSEND, born 8 April, 1864. 

(2) HANNAH MOORE BEESLEY, bom 14 April, 1840, died 
11 January, 1889, married 18 April, 1866, Eugene Kendall, no issue. 

(3) RHODA BEESLEY, bom 23 March, 1842, died 29 Novem- 
1919. 

(4) EDWARD MAtJRICE BEESLEY, M. D., born 22 June, 
1845, died 17 Septerrtber, 1906, married 11 November, 1873, Carrie A. 
Harris, bom 26 July, 1853, died 26 March, 1903, and had: ELEANOR 
E. BEESLEY, M. D., bora 19 September, 1874; MARY TUFT BEES- 
LEY, born 6 April, 1876, married 1 June, 1898, F. S. Matthews, and 
had, FRANCIS MATTHEWS, born 22 October, 1900, and MARY 
ELIZABETH MATTHEWS, bom 23 Januaiy, 1902; ISRAEL HARRIS 
BEESLEY, bom 21 December, 1878. died 10 January, 1882; MAU- 
RICE E. BEESLEY, born 9 October, 1882, married 28 June, 1912, Lena 
Bair, and had, EDWARD MAURICE BEESLEY, bom 11 January, 
1915. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 177. 

JAMES LEAMING^^ (Spicer Learning^ Christopher Learn- 
ing^, Christopher Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 19 February, 1789, died at Cape May, 12 
August, 18T0, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 
first Mrs. Lydia Schellenger, whose maiden name was 
LYDIA WHILLDIN, a descendant of the Mayflower in the fol- 
lowing line: LYDIA WHILLDIN^ (Matthew Whilldin«, James 
Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gforham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). She died 13 
February, 1856. (Tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 
(See page 200 under family of her father, MATTHEW 
WHILLDIN). JAMES LEAMING married second Sarah 
Bennett. 

Issue 1 

(1) LYDIA LEAMING, married JOSEPH WARE^ 
(Harriet Whilldin^ Jonathan Whilldin«, James Whilldin=, 
Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born 16 May, 1809. 
(For descendants see page 220). 

(2) JANE LEAMING, married ROBERT S. HAND^ 
(Nancy Schenck^ Zeruiah Hughes', Memucan Hughes^, Hannah 
Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was bom 
1821, (for descendants see page 272). 

(3) MARY F. LEAMING, born 10 March, 1821, married 
William Townsend, who was born 26 November, 1818. For de- 
scendants see page 184). 

(4) JAMES LEAMING, married HARRIET ANN 
WALES ELDREDGE^, (Joseph Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge% 
Aaron Eldredge*' Mercy Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire ' Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), who was born 17 June, 1831. (For descendants see 
page 127). 

(5) HANNAH LEAMING, married Enoch Cresse, and 
had: RHODA CRESSE and EMIMA CRESSE. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARIA LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 177. 

MAEIA LEAKING^, (Spicer Learning^, Christopher Learn- 
ing®, Christopher Learning^, Hannah Whillin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 4 August, 1806, died at Cape May, 28 
February, 1875, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 
at Cape May, 1828, David Cresse, born at Cape May, 19 Decem- 
ber, 1799, died at Cape May, 18 October 1849, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) JOSEPH CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 18 January, 1831, married Elizabeth Gregory. (For de- 
scendants see page 185). 

(2) JANE CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
21 December, 1834, married James Crowell. (For descendants 
see page 186.) 

(3) HANNAH M. CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 1 April, 1837, married CLEMENT B. REEVE S^ (Isa- 
bella Matthews*, Eleanor Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannah 
Whilldin'', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Cape 
May, 20 August, 1935. (See page 267). 

(4) ANTHONY CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, 11 May, 
1839, married MARY ELIZABETH REEVES, born 15 July, 
1841, sister of CLEMENT B. REEVES, see above. 

(5) ELLEN CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, 24 December, 
1846, married at Cold Spring, 11 August, 1867, Clinton Hand, 
born at Rio Grande, New Jersey, 27 March, 1845. (For de- 
scendants see page 187). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ABIGAIL HUGHES LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 177. 

ABIGAIL HUGHES LEAMING^, (Israel Learning^, Spicer 
Leammg^ Christopher Learning^, Christopher Learning', Han- 
nah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham.^ Desire HowlandS JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 28 Jan- 
uary, 1840, died at Cape May, 14 April, 1889, married at Cape 
May, 16 September, 1862, William Rose Sheppard, M. D., born 
at c'edarville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, 22 September, 
1831, died at Cape May, 12 March, 1879 (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM ROSE SHEPPARD, bom at Cape May, 
10 July, 1863, married ELIDA KIMBER ELDREDGE^", 
(Thomas Eldredge^ Deborah Whilldin Ware^ Deborah Whill- 
din^, Jonathan Whilldin^, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM). See page 236. 

(2) ISRAEL LEAMING SHEPPARD, born 15 Novem- 
ber, 1864, married Mary Morris, and had DOROTHY MECRAY 
SHEPPARD; married Paul Langdon Cox, and had PAUL 
COX, Jr; MARY ESTHER SHEPPARD. 

(3) ABBIE SHEPPARD, born 20 January, 1866, mar- 
ried Charles Gilmore Dunn, and had MARIN SHEPPARD 
DUNN. 

(4) JUDITH FLORENCE SHEPPARD, born 15 Feb- 
ruary, 1867, married Samuel Addison Weishampel, and had 
JOHN ADDISON WEISHAMPEL. 

(5) SARAH GENEVIEVE SHEPPARD, born 11 July, 
1872, married CHARLES S. STEVENS. (See page 269). 

(6) FRANK SPICER SHEPPARD, born 27 July, 1874, 
married Lulu I. Bailey, and had SAMUEL BAILEY SHEP- 
PARD. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JACOB LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 177. 

JACOB LEAMING^ (Spicer Learning^, Christopher Learn- 
ing^, Christopher Learning', Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was bom at Lower township. Cape May County, 16 January, 
1812^ died at Cape May, 6 January, 1888, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married at West Cape May, 16 March, 1842, 
Melvina Eldredge, born 21 March, 1823, died at Cape May, 13 
January, 1899. 

Issue : — 

(1) THERESA ELDREDGE LEAMING, born at Cape 
May, 16 July, 1843, married Edward Fendel Townsend, and had 
ALICE MELVINA TOWNSEND, married Rudolph Koch; and 
GEORGE L. TOWNSEND, who married Edna Jones. 

(2) AMANDA MELVINA LEAMING, bom at West 
Cape May, 17 March, 1849, married at Cape May, 12 April, 
1875, Furman Sidney Townsend, and had : CHARLES ELMER 
TOWNSEND, born 23 June, 1882, married 5 October, 1907, 
Helen Datesman, and had MARJORIE TOWNSEND; MEL- 
VINA TOWNSEND, born 24 July, 1887, married Carl Weber. 

(3) JACOB SPICER LEAMING, bora at Cape May, 16 
November, 1853, married first Helen Leaming; married second, 
at Flemington, New Jersey, 17 May, 1911, Edna R. Daily, and 
had the following children': EDMUND SPICER LEAMING, 
born at Cape May, 26 August, 1912 ; JACOB SPICER LEAM- 
ING, born at Cape May, 26 July, 1913; RICHARD EL- 
DREDGE LEAMING, bom at Cape May, 2 February, 1915. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARY F. LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 180. 

I^IARY F. LEAMING^, (James Learning^, Spicer Leaming^ 
Christopher Learning", Christopher Learning', Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland% JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), in one line, and (Lydia Whilldin', Matthew 
Whilldin", James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
in the other, was born at Cape May, 10 March, 1821, died 5 Feb- 
ruary, 1884, married 26 November, 1884, William Townsend, 
born 26 November, 1818, died 23 August, 1906. 

Issue : — 

(1) LILBURN HARWOOD TOWNSEND, born 26 June, 
1850, married 12 November, 1874, Sophia Elizabeth Leach, who 
died September, 1917, aged 68 years, and had, WILLIAM HER- 
BERT TOWNSEND, born 9 September, 1877, married 18 Jan- 
uary, 1905, Lillian May Scott, bom 14 September, 1878, and 
had, LILLIAN SCOTT TOWNSEND, born 21 October, 1909. 

(2) MARY ELVENA TOWNSEND, bom 28 July, 1853, 
married first 28 October, 1875, THOMAS HUGHES WILL- 
IAMSON, (see page 213), bom 22 July, 1852, died 7 October, 
1886; married second Dr. Theophilus Townsend Price, born 21 
May, 1828, died 27 April, 1908. Issue by first husband— 
ERNEST TOWNSEND WILLIAMSON, born 15 August, 1876, 
married 25 November, 1911, Emeline Amy Oswell, bom 15 Au- 
gust, 1879. 

LYDIA WHILLDIN, mother of MARY F. LEAMING, 
married first at Cape May, 22 March, 1808, James Schellenger, 
(Session Book of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church), and had, 
FRANKLIN SCHELLENGER and PHEBE SCHELLENGER, 
who are mentioned in the will of MATTHEW WHILLDIN, 
father of LYDIA, as under age at the time of making the will. 
(See page 200). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JOSEPH CRESSE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 181. 

JOSEPH CRESSES (Maria Learning^, Spicer Leaming% 
Christopher Learning®, Christopher Learning^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND* 
THE PILGRIM), born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 18 January, 
1831, died 7 February^ 1920, married at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 28 November, 1851, Elizabeth Gregory, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 16 May, 1831, died July, 1913. 

Issue : — 

(1) MILTON CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 10 November, 1854, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
1885, Hannah Learning, died April, 1917. 

(2) JULIA MECRAY CRESSE, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 20 May, 1857, married Charles P. Eldredge, and 
had the following children: LORENA CRESSE ELDREDGE, 
born at Cape May, 6 February, 1884, married 11 October, 1905, 
at Cape May, Samuel S. Doak, and had MARY STILLWELL 
DOAK, born 2 February, 1908; WINFIELD SCOTT EL- 
DREDGE, born 5 March, 1886, died 25 June, 1915 ; ELIZA- 
BETH CRESSE ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 21 August, 
1889, married 8 May, 1912, Chester Davis, and had DOROTHY 
LORENA DAVIS, born 2 July, 1914, and CHARLES HENRY 
DAVIS, born 7 August, 1916. 

JULIA MECRAY CRESSE and Charles P. Eldredge were 
married at Cape May, 17 May, 1881. 



185 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
JANE CRESSE 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 181. 

JANE CRESSB^ (Marie Learning^, Spieer Leaniing% 
Christopher Learning®, Christopher Learning®, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN ROWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 21 
December, 1834, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 1849, 
James Crowell, bom at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 11 March, 
1822, died at Cape May, 3 July, 1906, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) JOHN BUNYON CROWELL, bom 1849, no issue. 

(2) DAVID CRESSE CROWELL, born 1853, married 
Lizzie Shields, and had: JENNIE CROWELL, married HAR- 
OLD HAND, and had HAROLD HAND, and RALSTON 
HAND; FREDERICK JAMES CROWELL, married May 
Martin; DAVID CROWELL, born 23 August, 1883, married 
30 March, 1904, Pauline Elwell, born 16 May, 1886, and had 
DOROTHY CROWELL, born 26 December, 1905. 

(3) MARIA LE AMINO CROWELL, born 15 July, 1858, 
married 3 March, 1878, Edwin W. Sayre, bom 12 July, 1853, 
died 28 October, 1918, and had the following children : MARY 
SCHELLENGER SAYRE, born 1879, died 1905, married 
Willis Johnson Benkert, and had ELEANOR BENKERT, died 
in infancy; LOUIS JAMES SAYRE, born 20 June, 1885, mar- 
ried 4 October, 1915, Gertrude Simkins, born 5 July, 1891, and 
had LOUIS EDWARD SAYRE, born 6 July, 1916, and NOR- 
MAN LEAMING SAYRE, born 4 October, 1918. 

For Pilgrim ancestry of HAROLD HAND, husband of 
JENNIE CROWELL, see descendants of JOSEPH HAND on 
page 277'. 

186 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELLEN CRESSE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 181. 

ELLEN CRESSES (Maria Learning^, Spicer Learning^ 
Christopher Learning*, Christopher Learning^, Hannah Whill- 
din^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 24 
December, 1846, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 11 Au- 
gust, 1867, Clinton H. Hand, born at Rio Grande, New Jersey, 
27 March, 1845. 

Issue : — 

(1) JULIA SMITH HAND, born 2 September, 1869, 
married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 25 July, 1888, James A. 
Needles, born at Felton, Delaware, 1 October, 1860, and had: 
HARRY HAND NEEDLES, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
17 March, 1891, married at Elmira, New York 14 October, 1916, 
Leora Warden, born at West Grove, Pennsylvania, 7 October, 
1891. 

(2) ELSIE MAY HAND, bom 24 November, 1884, mar- 
ried at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 22 June, 1904, Walter Y. 
Shaw, born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 12 August, 1879, and 
had: JAMES CLINTON SHAW, born 14 February, 1906; 
ELLEN HAND SHAW, born 31 March, 1910. 



187 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LYDIA LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 106. 

LYDIA LEAMING^ (Thomas Learning*, Thomas Learn- 
ing^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^^ Desire Rowland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 28 August, 
1789, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 October, 1869, 
married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 November, 1808, James 
S. Smith, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 October^ 1782, 
died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 January, 1861. 

Issue : 

(1) THOMAS LEAMING SMITH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 8 December, 1809, died at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 5 April, 1841. 

(2) ELIZABETH SHUTE SMITH, born at Pliiladelphia, 

27 May, 1811, died at Philadelphia, 17 January, 1870. 

(3) JAMES SOMERS SMITH, born 23 October, 1813, 
died 26 August, 1815. 

(4) HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH SMITH, M. D., bom 
10 December, 1815, died 11 April, 1890, married 4 October, 
1843, Mary Edmonds Horner. (For descendants see page 190). 

(5) RICHARD RUNDLE SMITH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 9 June, 1817, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 

28 October, 1903. 

(6) LYDIA LEAMING SMITH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 23 August, 1819, died at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 6 January, 1899. 

(7) JAMES SOMERS SMITH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 16 February, 1822, died 30 March, 1894, married 
19 November, 1863, Anna Maria Welsh. (For descendants see 
page 191). 

(8) FISHER COLEMAN SMITH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 13 October, 1825, died at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 14 August, 1873. 

(9) REBECCA LEAMING SMITH, born at Philadelphia 
Pennsylvania, 29 October, 1827*, died 5 June, 1828. 

188 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JEREMIAH FISHER LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 106. 

JEREMIAH FISHER LEAMING^ ( Thomas Learning", 
Thomas Leaming^, Hannah AVhilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 October, 1795, died at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania^ 5 February, 1888, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 6 December 1821, Rebecca Wain, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 5 January, 1802,, died at Poughkeepsie, 
New York, 18 August, 1846. 

Issue : 

(1) ROBERT WALN LEAMING, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania^ 12 November, 1824, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, Julia Scott, born 21 March, 1828, and had: RE- 
BECCA WALN LEAMING, MARY EMELEN LEAMING, 
JULIA LEAMING and THOMAS LEAMING. (For descend- 
ants see page 192). 

(2) THOMAS LEAMING, born at Philadelphia, 22 Octo- 
ber, 1827, died 2 January, 1837. 

(3) FRANCIS WALN LEAMING, born at Philadelphia, 
1 November, 1828, died 29 April, 1872, unmarried. 

(4) FISHER LEAMING, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 18 December, 1830, died in infancy. 

(5) REBECCA LEAMING, bom at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 26 January, 1835, died 13 March, 1888, married 
Charles Pendleton Tutt, M. D., born 2 November, 1832, died 11 
May, 1866, and had: — 

CHARLES PENDLETON TUTT, who married Josephine 
Thayer; REBECCA TUTT, married F. Ogleby Wood. 

189 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH SMITH, IVl D. 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 188. 

HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH SMITH, M. D.,«, (Lydia 
Learning^, Thomas Learning^ Thomas Leaming', Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 
December, 1815, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 April, 
1890, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 October, 1843, 
Mary Edmonds Horner, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 
August, 1821, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 February, 
1903. 

Issue : — 

(1) THOMAS LEAMING SMITH, bom 3 August, 1844, died at 
New York City, 14 February, 1895, married 27 October, 1870, Emily 
Vezin Grant, and had: — 

LYDIA LEAMING SMITH, born 18 June, 1872, married 9 No- 
vember, 1910, Henry Paul Busch, (son of Henry E. Busch, bom 19 
June, 1830, died 3 December, 1915, and his wife Eleanor K. Jefferies; 
bom 25 July, 1840; man-ied 1 January, 1862). EMILIE SMITH 
BUSCH, child of Henry Paul and LYDIA LEAMING BUSCH, was 
bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 December, 1914. 

EMILY GRANT SMITH, bom 17 December, 1875, died February, 
1897. 

ALICE GRANT SMITH, born 20 November, 1878. 

THOMAS LEAMING SMITH, bom at New York City, 16 Novem- 
ber, 1886. 

(2) EUGENIA HORNER SMITH, bora 25 May, 1847. 

(3) WILLIAM HORNER SMITH, bom 2 September, 1853, mar- 
ried Henrietta Constantia Wilkins. (For descendants see page 194). 

(4) HARRY EDMONDS SMITH, bom 10 September, 1855, died 
9 March, 1874. 

(5) JAMES RUNDLE SMITH, bom 14 August, 1857, married 
first Ellen Hollingshead; married second Mary Gibb (Stokes) Han-is; 
married third Gertrude Merryweather. (For descendants, see page 
195). 

• (6) ALFRED SMITH, bom 10 July, 1864, died in infancy. 

190 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES SOMERS SMITH 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 188. 

JAMES SOMERS SMITH«, (Lydia Learning^ Thomas 
Learning®, Thomas Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 February, 1822, died 
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 March, 1894 married at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 19 November, 1863, Anna Maria Welsh, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 30 January, 1904. 

Issue : — 

(1) JAMES SOMERS SMITH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 26 :May, 1866, married at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 19 April, 1888, Mary Nixon Smith, and had the following 
children : — 

JAMES SOMERS SMITH, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 16 November, 1889, married at Wayne, Pennsylvania, 5 
July, 1918, Katherine Hancock. 

NANCY CORRY SMITH, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 22 October, 1894, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
17 June, 1915, Joseph Wood, Jr., son of Joseph and Jennie Boas 
Wood, and had, NANCY COOPER WOOD, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 1 May, 1916, HOPE COOPER WOOD, born 
at Abington, Pennsylvania, 23 December, 1917. 

COOPER: SMITH, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 
January, 1900. 



191 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
ROBERT WALN LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 189. 

ROBERT WALN LEAMING«, (Jeremiah Fisher Learn- 
ing^, Thomas Leaming®, Thomas Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham% Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 Novem- 
ber, 1824, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 November^ 1884, 
married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March, 1849, Julia 
Scott, born at Philadelphia, 21 March, 1828, died at Wayne, 
Pennsylvania, 22 February, 1914. 

Issue : — 

(1) REBECCA WALN LEAMING, bom March, 1850, 
married William W. Montgomery, and had: MARY SCOTT 
MONTGOMERY, born 26 June, 1876, married Edward Biddle 
Halsey; WILLIAM W. MONTGOMERY, born 6 October, 1877, 
married Fanny Brock; ROBERT LEAMING MONTGOMERY, 
born 1879, married Charlotte Hope Binney Tylei", and had, 
HELEN HOPE MONTGOMERY, born 1904, MARY BIN- 
NEY MONTGOMERY, born 1907, ALEXANDER MONTGOM- 
ERY, born 1911, CHARLOTTE IVES MONTGOMERY, born 
1912. 

(2) MARY EMLEN LEAMING, born 19 September, 
1851, died 13 May, 1911, married R. Francis Wood. (For de- 
scendants see page 193). 

(3) JULIA LEAMING, born Dec. 1855, died 14 Decem- 
ber, 1913, married Nicholas Leaming. 

(4) THOMAS LEAMING, born 29 May, 1858, died 14 
December, 1911, married Josephine Lea Baker. 



192 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARY EMLEN LEAMING 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 192. 

MARY EMLEN LEAMING^ (Robert Wain Learning^, 
Jeremiah Fisher Learning^, Thomas Learning,® Thomas Learn- 
ing^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Howland^, 
JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Philadel- 
phia, 19 September, 1851, married at Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 
Church of the Good Shepperd, 15 October, 1878, Richard Fran- 
cis Wood, born 15 May, 1850, at Philadelphia. 

Issue : 

(1) CHARLES STEWART WOOD, born 26 November, 
1879. 

(2) JULIA LEAMING WOOD, born 29 June, 1881. 

(3) REBECCA LEAMING WOOD, born at Philadel- 
phia, 16 March, 1883, married at St. David's, Radnor, 21 Jan- 
uary, 1905, Francis Gurney Okie, bom 1 January, 1880, and 
have the following children : MARY EMLEN OKIE, RICH- 
ARDSON BROGNARD OKIE 2nd, ANN WOOD OKIE, 
FRANCIS GURNEY OKIE, Jr., and REBECCA LEAMING 
OKIE. 

(4) RICHARD FRANCIS WOOD, Jr., born 1 January, 

1885. 

(5) ROBERT LEAMING WOOD, born 1 November, 
1886, married Sophia Wilcox Wheeler, at St. Mark's Church, 
Philadelphia, 9 April, 1912, and have issue : MARY WHEEL- 
ER WOOD, ROBERT LEAMING WOOD, Jr., ELEANOR 
PEACE WOOD. 

(6) EMLEN WOOD, bom 27 February, 1889. 

(7) EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH WOOD, born 25 
December, 1890, married Marian Farnum Butler, 20 November, 
1919, at St. Luke's Church, Germantown. 

193 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

WILLIAM HORNER SMITH 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 190. 

WILLIAM HORNER SMITH^ (Henry Hollingsworth 
Smith^, Lydia Learning^, Thomas Learning®^ Thomas Leaming^, 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 2 September, 1853, 
died at Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 30 December, 1889, married 24 
April, 1880, Henrietta Constantia Wilkins. 

Issue : 

(1) HARRY WILKINS SMITH, born 1 June, 1881, died 
30 June, 1882. 

(2) MARIA WILKINS SMITH, born 21 June, 1884. 

(3) WILLIAM HORNER SMITH, born 4 May, 1886, de- 
ceased. 

(4) ELIZABETH WASHINGTON SMITH, born at Ard- 
more, Pennsylvania, 8 September, 1889, married at Radnor, 
Pennsylvania, 8 June, 1909, Dr. Henry Pleasants, Jr., and had 
the following children : — 

HENRY PLEASANTS, 3rd, born 12 May, 1910. 

WILLIAM WILKINS PLEASANTS, born 17 May, 1911. 

HOWARD SPENCER PLEASANTS, bom 21 November. 
1912. RICHARD RUNDLE PLEASANTS, born 21 Novem- 
ber, 1912. 

CONSTANTIA ELIZABETH PLEASANTS, born 18 Jan- 
uary, 1915. 

DALLAS FRANKLIN PLEASANTS, born 11 June, 1917. 

194 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES RUNDLE SMITH 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 190. 

JAIVIES RUNDLE SMITH«, (Henry Hollingsworth 
Smith^, Lydia Learning^, Thomsa Learning®, Thomas Learning', 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 14 June, died 30 
December, 1908, married first, 1879, Ellen Hollingshead, who 
died January, 1880; married second 11 January, 1894, Mary 
Gibb (Stokes) Harris, widow of Dr. Charles Mcllvaine Harris, 
she died 25 August, 1897; married third at Bayhead, New Jer- 
sey, 1 October, 1902, Gertrude Merryweather. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELLEN HOLLINGSHEAD SMITH, born 17 Jan- 
uary, 1880, married at the Church of St. Martin's in the Fields, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 December, 1904, Cushman 
Newhall, and had the following children:' — 

ANNETTE WRIGHT NEWHALL, born 14 October, 1905. 

HENRY SMITH NEWHALL, born 21 March, 1907. 

MARJORIE NEWHALL, born 19 May, 1911. 

ELLEN NEWHALL, bom 25 June, 1914. 

ROBERT CUSHMAN NEWHALL, born 1 April, 1917, 
died 29 August, 1918. 

(2) REBECCA FISHER SMITH, born July, 1905, died 
in infancy. 



195 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 100. 

JAMES WHILLDIN^, (Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 1714, died at Cape May, 5 November, 
1780, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married first, 
Jane Hand, born at Cape May, 1T19, died at Cape May, 8 
November, 1760, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 
second by license of 20 July, 1761, Jane Izard, married third 
by license of 13 January, 1766, Susannah Hand, who survived 
him, and is mentioned in his will. 

Issue : 

(1) JAMES WHILLDIN, born 20 August, 1742, married 
by license of 8 December, 1774, Rhoda Mulford. (For descend- 
ants see page 198.) 

(2) IMATTHEW WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1749, 
married at Cape May by license of 22 April, 1771, Phebe Hil- 
dreth, born 1753, died at Cape May, 14 June, 1798, married 
second 9 April, 1801, Ruhama Hand. (For descendants see 
page 200). 

(3) JONATHAN WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1755, 
died at Cape May, 1796, married Hannah Crowell. (For de- 
scendants see page 201.) 

(4) JANE WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 15 June, 1756, 
died at Cape May, 26 December, 1790, married first, Humphrey 
Hughes; (for descendants see page 202), married second Jere- 
miah Edmunds, (for descendants see page 203.) 

Daughters, MARY (HUGHES), LOIS (YEATS), 
RACHEL WHILLDIN are mentioned in will, and grandsons 
SETH WHILLDIN and HUMPHREY HUGHES. 

196 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HANNAH WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 100. 

HANNAH WHILLDIN6, (Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
hamS Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was bom at Cape May about 1719, married first at Cape May, 
before 1739, Ellis Hughes, born at Cape May, 1708, died at 
Cape May, 1752, will proved 4 February of that year, She mar- 
ried second, Eldredge ■ • 

Issue by first marriage:^ — 

(1) MEMUCAN HUGHES, born at Cape May, 12 April, 
1739, died at Cape May, 8 January, 1812, married first at Cape 
May, 10 March, 1761, Martha Hughes; married second, Rhoda 
Allen, who survived him and is named in his will. (For de- 
scendants see page 204.) 

(2) ELLIS HUGHES, born at Cape May, 16 August, 
1745, died at Cape May, 16 April, 1817, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May by license of 21 Sep- 
tember, 1768, Elenor Hurst, born at Cape May, 5 March, 1747, 
widow of WILMON WHILLDIN. She died 11 April, 1786, 
aged 39 years, 1 month, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
"wife of Ellis Hughes, Junior. (For descendants see page 
205.) 

(3) JESSE HUGHES, married Moly . 

(4) CONSTANTINE HUGHES. 

(5) DAVID HUGHES. 

See Deed of Jesse Hughes and INIary his Wife to Memucan 
Hughes, page 27, the Will of Ellis Hughes on page 29, and "The 
Wife of Ellis Hughes," with reference to the will of Joseph 
Whilldin 2nd on page 37. See also Genealogical Notes at the 
end of this volume. 

197 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 196. 

JAMES WHILLDIN«, (James Wliilldin^ Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Go^^a^l^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 20 August, 1742, mar- 
ried first by license, of 8 December, 177'4, Rhoda Mulford, born 
1755, died at Cape Ikiay, 9 September, 1801, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). After the death of hi§ wife, Rhoda, JAMES 
WHILLDIN married second Martha Han^-and moved to 6hi6, 
where he died. 

(1) DANIEL WHILLDIN, bom 31 December, 1775, lost 
at sea 23 December, 1811, (see inscription on stone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married 7 March, 1802, Jane Stillwell, born 
17 November, 17'82, died 13 Septembei-, 1829, (she married 
second Jacob Foster, and is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery)., 

Children of DANIEL and Jane Stillwell WHILLDIN:— 

ALEXANDER WHILLDIN, bom at Cape May, 1808. 

AMELIA STILLWELL WHILLDIN, bom at Cape May, 
29 October, 1809, died at Cape May, 9 July, 1889, married at 
Cape May, 27 February, 1827, Samuel Springer, bom 9 May, 
1800, died at Cape May, 7 March, 1877, and had:— JANE 
SPRINGER, born 1828, died 1909, unmarried, WHILLDIN- 
SPRINGER born at Cape May, 1830, married Sarah Beatty, 
and had HANNAH 'M. SPRINGER, born 25 November, 1860, 
married first Horace Hance, married second Walter Smith; 
SAMUEL SPRINGER, born 9 April, 1863, married Alice Tut- 
hUl, and had WHILLDIN SPRINGER, died 20 February, 
1907, HELENE SPRINGER, born 4 August, 1889, CLARA 
SPRINGER, born 15 January, 1891, MILDRED SPRINGER, 
bora 3 Japuary, 1895;.ALIQE SPRINGER, bom 20 June, 1906. 
ELIZA C. SPRINGER, born 12 March, 1865, married Luther 
Tuthill, and had, MARION, TUTHILL, ,born 18 September, 
1889, married C. C. Mays, IRENE TUTHILL, born 27 Septem- 
ber, 1892, DOROTHY TUTHILL, born 12 August, 1895, MY- 
RON B. and SAMUEL SPRINGER TUTHILL, born 3 July, 
1897. . '■ - . 

^Cantinued on next page) 
198 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES WHILLDIN 

' ALEXANDER W. SPRINGER, son of AMERA STILL- 
WELL WHILLDIN and her husband Samuel Springer, was 
born at Dias Creek, New Jersey, 5 April, 1835, died at Cape 
May, 14 December, 1896, married Mary Fifield,; (For descend- 
ants see page 206). 

MARGARET SPRINGER, daughter of AMELIA W. and 
Samuel Springier, married Miles Corson. 

- EDWARD D. SPRINGER, son of AMELIA STILLWELL 
WHILLDIN and her husband, Samuel Springer, bom 2 March, 
1838, married first 3 March, 1860, Lydia Edwards, who died 2 
October, 1867, married second 3 October, 1873, Clara Williams, 
and had: FRANKLIN H. SPRINGER, bom 19 August, 1874, 
WHILLDIN SPRINGER, born 21 January, 1876, EMMA H. 
SPRINGER, born 26 August, 1877, HARRY W. SPRINGER, 
born 16 August, 1879, EDNA SPRINGER bom 2 April, 1882, 
3SVA W. SPRINGER, born 19 November,' 1883, JOHN WAL- 
LACE SPRINGER, born 29 April, 1887, ANNIE E. SPRING- 
ER, born 18 February, 1891. 

MARY H. SPRINGER born 5 May, 1844, died 8 Septem- 
ber, 1903, married Edmund Thomas Benezet, son of Anthony 
and Julia Benezet (date of marriage 25 February, 1874), and 
had: RALPH ANTHONY BENEZET, born 4 January, 1875, 
married 26 September, 1901, Rae Reeves Carpenter, and had, 
MARY CARPENTER BENEZET, born 31 December, 1904 ; 
MAUD H. BENEZET, born IT January, 1883. Edmund Thomas 
Benezet, husband of MARY H. SPRINGER, died 21 March, 
1920. 

DANIELIA SPRINGER, born 1847, died 1901, unmarried. 

AMELIA SPRINGER, died 1918, unmarrjied. 

DANIELtA WHILLDIN, bom at Cape May, 27 February, 
1812, (daughter of DANIEL WHILLDIN and his wife Jane 
Stillwell), died at Cape May, 7 June, 1886, married at 
Cape May, 29 December, 1831, Franklin Hand, who was born at 
■Cape May, 1 January, 1809, died 4 February, 1857. (For de- 
scendants see page 207). 

(2) RUTH WHILLDIN, daughter of James and Rhoda, 
bom 1783, died 7 March, 17'91, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery). 

(3) DAVID WHILLDIN. 

(4) RHODA WHILLDIN, daughter of JAMES by his 
second wife, Martha Hand. 

199 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MATTHEW WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 196. 

MATTHEW WHILLDIN', (James AVhiUdin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire HowlandS JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 1749, died at 
Cape May, 16 July, 1828, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
married first at Cape May, by license of 22 April 1771, Phebe 
Hildreth, born 1753, died at Cape May, 14 June, 1798; (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemtery) ; married second 1 September, 
1799, Ruhama Hand, widow of Nicholas Stillwell, who survived 
him. She died 24 February^ 1839, in her eighty-fourth year, 
and was buried in the Methodist Cemetery, Cape May Court 
House, New Jersey. 

Issue : — 

(1) ISAAC WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 20 February, 
1784, died at Cape May, 13 May, 1867, married MAHALA ED- 
MUNDS^ (Jane Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM). (For descendants see page 215). 

(2) LYDIA WHILLDIN, born 19 January, 1790, died 13 
February, 1856, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 
first at Cape May, 22 March, 1808, James Schellenger, (Session 
Book of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church on page 44), and had 
FRANKLIN SCHELLENGER and PHEBE SCHELLENGER, 
mentioned in will of MATTHEW WHILLDIN as under age at 
the time of making the will. She married second JAMES 
LEAMING^, (Spicer Leaming^, Christopher Leaming*, Chris- 
topher Leaming^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). (See page 
180). 

(3) DAVID WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1792, died 
at Cape May, 10 December, 1813, in the twenty first year of his 
age, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). For exact date of 
death, see Session Book of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 
page 64. 

200 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JONATHAN WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 196. 

JONATHAN \\TIILLDIN«, (James Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 'Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 1755, died at 
Cape May, 13 February, 1796, married at Cape May by license 
of 16 November, 1772, Hannah Crowell. 

Issue : — 

(1) WILMON WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1773, 
died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 April^ 1852. 

(2) DEBORAH WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1780, 
died at Cape May before 10 June, 1808, married at Cape May, 
1799, Joseph Ware, born in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 
27' August, 1771, died at Cape May, 13 February, 1827, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery). He married as his second wife 
HARRIET WHILLDIN, sister of his first wife. (See below). 
(For descendants see page 208). 

(3) HARRIET WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 1785, 
died at Cape May, 3 August, 1851, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married at Cape May, 10 June, 1808, Joseph Ware, 
(see above). (For descendants see page 209), 

For an account of the Ware family see ''Descendants of 
Joseph Ware of Fenwick Colony," by Franklin AVare. 



201 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTY 

JANE WHILLDIN 

:For ancestors leading back to the Mayflowef see page 196. 

JANE WHILLDIN«, (James Whillin^, Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham% Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 15 June, 1756, died at Cape 
May, 26 December, 1790, married first, 1774, Humphrey 
Hughes, born at Cape May, about 1752, died at sea about 1777. 

Issue : — 

(1) HUMPHREY HUGHES, bom 20 November, 1775, 
died 21 August, 1858, married 9 March, 1800, Hetty Williams, 
born 14 December, 1781, died 4 February, 1870, and had the 
following children:— LOUISA WILLIAMS HUGHES, born 9 
January, 1806, married Enoch Edmunds, (for descendants see 
page 210) ; ALBERT HENRY HUGHES, born 8 January, 1812, 
married first Elizabeth Schellenger, marri'ed second Mary 
Whitaker Pierson, (for descendants see page 212); EMILY 
HURST HUGHES, born 19 November, 1817, married Rev. 
Moses" Williamson, (for descendants see page 213); ELMIRA 
WILLIAMS HUGHES, born 1 January, 1820, married REV. 
DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES, D. D., (for descendants see 
page 157) ; HUT^IPHREY HUGHES, born 2 May, 1822, married 
ELIZA ELDREDGE, (for descendants see page 133) ; 
CHARLES PINCKNEY HUGHES, born 26 June, 1826. 



202 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the IVIJayflower see page 196. 

JANE WHILLDIN«, (James Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 15 June, 1758, died at Cape 
May, 26 December, 1790,, married second, 1 July, 1779, Jeremiah . ^ .• 
Edmunds, born at Cape May, 2 October, 1760, died 22 Novem- 
ber, 1807, 

Issue: — 

(1) ELIZABETH EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 4 
December, 1780, died at Cape May, 11 January, 1868, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 10 April, 1799, Levi 
Eldredge, born 17 October 1776, died at Cape May, 23 Novem- 
ber, 1822, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). For de- 
scendants see page 214). ■ 

(2) MAHAL AH EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 10 Jan- 
uary, 1783, died at Cape May, 12 November, 1840, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 11 March,, 
1809, ISAAC WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 20 Febmary, 
1784, (record of family bible), died 13 May, 1867. (For de- 
scendants see page 215). , 

(3) JEREMIAH EDMUNDS, bora 15 April, 1785, mar- 
ried Ruhama Tomlin. (For descendants see page 216). Date 
of marriage, 5 August, 1810. 



203 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MEMUCAN HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see pasce 197 

MEMUCAN HUGHES«, (Hannah Whilldin', Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 12 April, 17'39, died 
at Cape May, 8 January, 1812, married first at Cape May, 10 
March, 1761, Martha Hughes; married second, Rhoda Allen 
who survived him and is mentioned in his will, (date of mar- 
riage 22 May, 1799). 

Issue : — 

(1) ZERUIAH HUGHES, born at Cape May, 19 April, 
1776, died at Cape May, 7 November, 1818, married 1 August, 
1792, Robert Cummings Schenck M. D., born near Freehold, 
New Jersey, 11 January, 1772, died at Cape May, 13 January, 
1833. (For descendants see page 248). 

(2) ISRAEL HUGHES, born at Cape May, 9 May, 1778, 
died at Cape May, 7 February, 1833, married at Cape May, 3 
August, 1806, Mary Eldredge, born at Cape May, 16 March, 
1785, died at Cape May, 16 June, 1863. (For note on the date 
of birth of Mary Eldredge and descendants see page 249). 

(3) IVIARTHA HUGHES. 

(4) ELIJAH HUGHES, "who died early, and whose 
coffin Isaac Smith, Esq., charged to his father, March 13^ 1811," 
article of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., on "The 
Hughes of Cape May. ' ' 

The will of MEMUCAN HUGHES, dated 3 January, 1812, 
proved 17 January 1812, mentions: (1) Wife Rhoda Hughes, 
then living; (2) grandson, Memucan Hughes, son of Israel 
Hughes; (3) son of Israel Hughes, and son of Israel, Art 
Hughes, under age; (4) Martha Hughes, and children of "my 
daughter Zeruviah (Zeruiah in family bible) Schenck"; (5) 
daughter Zeruviah Schenck. 

204 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELLIS HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 197. 

ELLIS HUGHES^, (Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 16 August, 1745, died at 
Cape May, 16 April, 181T, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery), married at Cape May, by license of 21 September, 1768, 
Elenor Hurst, widow of WILMON WHILLDIN. She died 11 
April, 1786, aged 39 years, 1 month, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery, with inscription "Wife of Ellis Hughes, Junior." 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM HUGHES, first mentioned in will of 
father, possibly a previous marriage. 

(2) THOIMAS HURST HUGHES, born 10 January, 1769, 
married Lydia Page. (For descendants see page 250). 

(3) JOSEPH HUGHES, born 17 November, 1772, mar- 
ried Judith Bennett. (For descendants see page 251). 

(4) HANNAH HUGHES, (second in will), married 
Charles Ford. 

(5) ELIZABETH HUGHES, married 10 March, 1807, 
David Yeates. (Cape May Marriages, Book A). 

(6) RICHARD HUGHES. 

(7) ELEANOR HUGHES, born 7 August, 1776, died 5 
October, 1818, married Silas Matthews. (For descendants see 
page 252 ) . 

(8) MARTHA HUGHES, married ^ Pritchard. 

She died before 2 February, 1818. 

See note at the end of this volume on the supposed first 
marriage of Ellis Hughes, Sr. 

205 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

ALEXANDER W. SPRINGER 

ALEXANDER W. SPRINGERS, (Amelia Stillwell Whill- 
diu», Daniel Whilldin^ James Whilldin*, James Whilldin*, 
Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Dias Creek, New 
Jersey, 5 April, 1835, died 14 December, 1896, married Mary 
Fifield, born 27 April, 1841. 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 199. 

Issue I 

(1) JOSEPH SPRINGER, bom 24 June, 1860, married ANNA 
MARIA ELDREDGE. (For descendants see page 234). 

(2) CHARLES SPRINGER, born 1862, lost at sea 1880. 

(3) ELLA SPRINGER, married Charles W. Keeler, and had:— 
CHARLES SPRINGER KEELER, bom 22 January, 1883, married 15 
December, 1903, Elizabeth Cawman, and had, CHARLES H. KEEL- 
ER, bora 8 April, 1904, ALBERT A. KEELER, born 15 September, 
1907, FRANK W. MILLER KEELER, born 6 July, 1912, JOHN C. 
KEELER, bom 6 April, 1915, JESSIE SPRINGER KEELER, bora 
17 March, 1918; JESSIE SPRINGER KEELER, daughter of ELLA 
SPRINGER and Charles W. Keeler, died at the age of five years; 
MARY SPRINGER KEELER, married Everett L. Smith, and had, 
ANNA ELIZABETH SMITH; JOHN GILBERT KEELER, married 
Myrtle Hawn and had HARVEY KEELER. 

(4) EDWARD WHILLDIN SPRINGER, bora at Cape May 
Court House, 18 December, 1866, manned 1894, Fannie Dickenson. 

(5) AMELIA SPRINGER, married Frank Rutherford, and had: 
CLARA RUTHERFORD, who married 11 November, 1914, John E. 
Huff, and had, GENEVIEVE HUFF, bom 30 March, 1917, and JOHN 
E. HUFF, Jr., bom 12 March, 1919; FRANK RUTHERFORD; GEN- 
EVIEVE RUTHERFORD; ROBERT RUTHERFORD. 

(6) JOHN SPRINGER, born at Dias Creek, Decemlber, 1871, 
married at Cape May, 25 November, 1900, Harriet Stanton, and had, 
OSCAR -SPRINGER, bora 1 March, 1903, EVELYN STANTON 
SPRINGER, bora 28 August, 1914. 

(7) ANNA SPRINGER, married Percy Haldeman, and had: — 
ALEXANDER HALDEMAN, bora 4 May, 1896; PERCY HALDE- 
MAN, bom 25 July, 1897; BEATRICE HALDEMAN, bom 18 October, 
1898, married S. F. Harding, and had BEATRICE HARDING, bom 18 
May, 1918; EDITH HALDEMAN, born 28 August, 1901; EMILY 
HALDEMAN, bora 8 September, 1904; DONALD HALDEMAN, bora 
12 June, 1906; WILLIAM HALDEMAN, born 8 June, 1909; EDWARD 
HALDEMAN, bora 8 August, 1915. 

20{> 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

DANIELIA WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the May^ower see page 199. 

DANIELIA WHILLDIN«, (Daniel Whilldin% James 
Whilldin«, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Rowland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 27 February, 1812 died at Cape IMay, 7 
June. 1886. married at Cape May. 29 December, 1831, Franklin 
Hand, born 1 January, 1809, died 4 February, 1857. 

Issue : — 

(1) JANE HAND, born 7 October, 1832, died 14 Janu- 
ary, 1910, married 24 February, 1869, Richard Meigs, no issue. 

(2) DANIEL WHILLDIN HAND, born 18 August, 1834, 
married 23 January, 1868, Susan Melville Egerton Freeman, 
born August, 1842, at Petersburg, Virginia, and had:— DAN- 
lEL WHILLDIN HAND, born 14 October, 1869, (now Colonel 
in U. S. Army), married 8 April, 1896, Elizabeth Metcalf, and 
had, DANIEL WHILLDIN HAND, born 8 May, 1897, died un- 
married, 22 January, 1919, while Junior Lieutenant in U. S. 
Navy, AGNES M. HAND, born 30 December, 1899; EDITH 
HAND, born 15 May, 1872, at St. Paul, Minn., married 4 June, 
1907, Edmund B. Leaming, born at Seaville, Cape May County, 
New Jersey, 24 May, 1857, and had EDMUND B. LEAMING, 
born at Moorestown, New Jersey, 26 January, 1913. 

(3) FRANKLIN HAND, born 26 September, 1836 died 1 
November, 1887", unmarried. 

(4) AMELIA SPRINGER HAND, born 9 October, 1838, 
died 7 March, 1888, unmarried. 

(5) RICHARD TOWNSEND HAND, born 18 May, 1841, 
married 29 April, 1874, Clara L. McCormick, and had, 'RICH- 
ARDINA HAND. 

(6) LYDIA FIFIELD HAND, born 20 December, 1843, 
died 2T October, 1913, married 27 July, 1877, John Wiley, M. 
D., no issue. 

(7) ELMIRA HAND, born 24 July, 1846, died 7 March, 
1888, married 9 October, 1884, Joseph Hall, no issue. 

(8) HENRY CLAY HAND, born 17 March, 1849 died 2 
March, 1876, married 15 October, 1874, Emma V. Sm'ith, no 
issue. 

(9) ARABELLA HAND, born 19 February, 1852, died 
in infancy. 

207 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

DEBORAH WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 201. 

DEBORAH WHILLDIN^ (Jonathan Whilldin', James 
Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape 
May^ 1780, died at Cold Spring, New Jersey, before 10 June, 
1808, married at Cape May, 8 May, 1798, Joseph Ware, born in 
Cumberland County, New Jersey, 27 August, 1771, died at Cape 
May, 13 February, 1827, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — • 

(1) SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE, born at Cape May, 16 
October, 1800, married first Esther Teal, married second Lydia 
Thomas. (For descendants see page 217). 

(2) DEBORAH WHILLDIN WARE, born at Cape May, 
4 May, 1804, married Thomas Eldredge. (For descendants see 
page 218). 

(3) JAMES WHILLDIN WARE, born at Cape May, 12 
January, 1806, married Deborah Hampton. (For descendants 
see page 219). 

JOSEPH WARE, married as his second wife HARRIET 
WHILLDIN, sister of DEBORAH WHILLDIN. (See page 
209). 



208 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
HARRIET WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 201. 

HARRIET WHILLDIN^ (Jonathan Whilldin«, James 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was horn at Cape 
May, 1785, died at Cape May, 3 August, 1851, married at Cape 
May, 10 June, 1808, Joseph Ware, (see page 44), born in Cum- 
berland County, New Jersey, 27 August, 1771, died at Cape 
May, 13 February. (For first marriage of Joseph Ware see 
page 208). 

Issue : — 

(1) JOSEPH WARE, born 16 May, 1809, married first 
ANN HUGHES, married second LYDIA LEAMING. (For 
descendants see page 220). 

(2) DANIEL CROWELL WARE, born 1 November, 
1809, married first Rachel C. Hughes, married second Louisa 
Ford. Issue by second wife: — ANN WARE, married Stillwell 
Hand, and had: FRANCES HAND, who married Joseph 
Brooks, and had, JOSEPH BROOKS, married Helen Reeves, 
and had, FRANCIS RALSTON BROOKS, born 5 May, 1920, 
MAURICE BROOKS, married Rita Schellenger, and had EMI- 
LIE BROOKS; LOUISA HAND, married Dr. J. SMALL- 
WOOD ELDREDGE (see page 135) ; DR. ROBERT HAND, 
married Lily Gabel, and had, ROBERT HAND. HARRIET 
WARE married Elwood Rowland and had, ADELE ROW- 
LAND, who married Stamford Vanaman. 

(3) WILMON WHILLDIN WARE, born 1818, died July, 
1886, married first Mary B. Schellenger, married second Eliza B. 
Schellenger, married third Belle West. Issue by first marriage : 
GEORGE SCHELLENGER WARE, married MARIETTA 
LEACH; HARRIET WHILLDIN WARE, married Samuel 
Richardson Stites. (See page 221). 

(4) MASKELL WARE, born 1829, married first Leah 
Mathis, married second Mary Jane Warrick. For descendants 
see page 222). 

(5) JOHN GEORGE WASHINGTON WARE, born 1825, 
died 8 September, 1894. 

209 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LOUISA WILLIAMS HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 202. 

LOUISA WILLIAMS HUGHES^, (Humphrey Hughes% 
Jane Whilldin«, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham«, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was bom at Cape May, 9 January, 1806, died at Cape 
May, 21 August, 1860, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
married at Cape May, 16 July, 1822, Enoch Edmunds, born at 
Cape May, 1799, died at Cape May, 30 March, 1867, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) LOUISA HUGHES EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 
1824, died at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 13 January, 1857, 
aged thirty three years, married at Cape May, January, 1845, 
Waters Borrows Miller born at Rangleboro, Atlantic County, 
New Jersey, 10 May, 1824, died at Trenton, New Jersey, 3 Sep- 
tember, 1848, and had: RICHARD THOMPSON MILLER, 
born at Cape May, 16 December, 1845, died at Camden, New 
Jersey, 15 December, 1906, married at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 18 November, 1874, Mercedes Ysabel Ascarte, born at 
Havana, Cuba, 10 July, 1858; LAFAYETTE MILLER, born 
at Cape May, 18 September, 1848, died at Camden, New Jersey, 
3 June, 1904, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 June, 

1875, Caroline Marqueze Haseltine, bora at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 4 December, 1855, and had, STANLEY AROZARENA 
MILLER, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 August, 

1876, LOUIS EDMUNDS MILLER, bom at Philadelphia, 

Pennsylvania, 9 January, 1881. 

(Continued on next page) 
210 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
LOUISA WILLIAMS HUGHES 

MERCEDES YSABEL MILLER, (daughter of LAP AY- 
ETTE MILLER and Marqueze Haseltine IVIiller, granddaughter 
of Waters Borrows Miller and LOUISA HUGHES EDMUNDS 
MILLER, great-granddaughter of LOUISA WILLIAMSON 
HUGHES and her husband Enoch Edmunds), was born at Cam- 
den, New Jersey, 19 November, 1882 ; RICHARD STANBURY 
MILLER, her brother, born at Cape May, 7 May, 1885; RUS- 
SELL MILLER, born 7 April, 1897; JONAS STANBURY 
MILLER, son of Waters Borrows and LOUISA HUGHES ED- 
MUNDS MILLER, bom at Cape May, died at Camden, New 
Jersey, 12 May, 1906, married at Washington, D. C, Mary Mc- 
Kenna; ELIZABETH STILLWELL MILLER, sister of the 
foregoing JONAS STANBURY MILLER, born at Cape May, 17 
October, 1850, married at Cape May, 23 October, 1873, HENRY 
ALBERT HUGHES^ (Albert Henry Hughes^, Humphrey 
Hughes^, Jane Whilldin®, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 30 May, 1846 and had HENRY 
ALBERT HUGHES, Jr., born at Cape May, 7 August, 1874, 
married at Philadelphia, 16 October, 1902, Edna Burr Catlin, 
born at Jersey City, 12 May, 1878, and had ALBERT HENRY 
HUGHES, bom at Philadelphia, 15 October, 1903, died 5 March, 
1904; HORACE HENRY HUGHES, born at Philadelphia, 5 
December, 1905 ; RIDGWAY CATLIN HUGHES, born at Had- 
don Heights, 16 October, 1910; HENRY ALBERT HUGHES, 
3rd, born at Haddon Heights, 6 August, 1913. 

MARY ELIZABETH HUGHES, (daughter of ALBERT 
HENRY and ELIZABETH STILLWELL MILLER 
HUGHES), born at Camden, New Jersey, 29 March, 1876; 
LOUISA MILLER HUGHES, born at Camden, New Jersey, 8 
March, 1878, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 Novem- 
ber, 1899, Jacob Rogers Horner, born 11 January, 1877, and had 
ARTHUR ROGERS HORNER, bom 14 August, 1900. 

(2) ELIZABETH S. EDMUNDS, bom 1826, married 
Adrian Bateman. She died 29 July, 1848. 

(3) ENOCH EDMUNDS, born 1829, died 1 May, 1855. 

211 



MATFLOWKli DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ALBERT HENRY HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 202. 

ALBERT HENRY HUGHES^, (Humphrey Hughes% Jane 
Whilldin®, James Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham» Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 8 January, 1812, died at Cape May, 18 
August, 1893, married first at Cape May, 9 March, 1839, Eliza- 
beth Schellenger, born at Cape May, 7 May, 1817, died 14 April, 
1844, married second 6 May, 1845, Mary Whitaker Pierson, 
born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 26 March, 1817, died at Cape 
May, 23 September, 1894, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery). 

Issue : — 

(1) ABIGAIL COLLINS HUGHES, bom at Cape May, 
1 January, 1840, married at Cape May, ELDRIDGE JOHN- 
SON. No issue. 

(2) JANE SCHELLENGER HUGHES, born at Cape 
May, 5 August, 1841, died at Cape May, 21 March, 1888, mar- 
ried ELDRIDGE JOHNSON, as his first wife. (For descend- 
ants see page 242). 

(3) ELIZABETH SCHELLENGER HUGHES, born at 
Cape May, 4 April, 1844, married James Mecray, M. D. (For 
descendants see page 223). 

(4) HENRY ALBERT HUGHES, born at Cape iviay, 30 
May, 1846, married ELIZABETH MILLER. (See page 108). 

(5) HETTY WILLIAMS HUGHES, born at Cape May, 
27 June, 1849, married at Cape May, 14 October, 1873, George 
Wilson Miller, born at Green Creek, New Jersey, 7 March, 1850, 
died 12 March, 1914. 

212 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

EMILY HURST HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 202. 

EMILY HURST HUGHES^, (Humphrey Hughes^ Jane 
Whilldin^, James Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 19 November, 1817, died at Cape May, 
18 December, 1888, married 15 September, 1834, Rev. Moses 
Williamson, born at Newville, Pennsylvania^ 7 May, 1802, died 
30 October, 1880, (tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) HADASSA WILLIAMSON, born 1836, died 1916, 
married Southard Hand, who died 29 September, 1874, without 
issue, (tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(2) ELMIRA WILLIAMSON, married Dr. S. Downs, 
died without issue. ( She died 1 February, 1895, aged 55 years). 

(3) EMILY HUGHES WILLIAMSON, born 1845, died 
1913, unmarried. 

(4) MARY I. WILLIAMSON, born 1845, died 1917, un- 
married. 

(5) REBECCA KNIGHT WILLIAMSON, born 1848, 
died 1907, unmarried. 

(6) THOMAS HUGHES WILLIAMSON, born 22 July, 
1852, died 7 October, 1886, married 28 October 1875, IVtARY 
ELVENA TOWNSEND, (for Pilgrim ancestry see page 184 
under family of MARY F. LEAMING), and had: ERNEST 
TOWNSEND WILLIAMSON, born 15 August, 1876, married 
25 November, 1911, Emeline Amy Oswell. 

(7) WILLIAM ALEXANDER WILLIAMSON, born 5 
February, 1854, died 17 April, 1916, married 15 November, 
1877, Ida A. Fisler, born 31 January, 1853, and had: STAN- 
LEY WILLIAMSON, born 31 March, 1879, married 21 June, 
1919, Imogene Harber and had MARJORY WILLIAMSON, 
born 25 October, 1920; JOHN LAUGHLIN WILLIAMSON, 
born 20 February, 1882 married 21 October, 1911, Beatrice 
Adams, and had CYNTHIA ANNE WILLIAMSON, born 16 
September, 1912, MARY JEAN WILLIAMSON, born 3 Decem- 
ber, 1913 ; SAMUEL FISLER WILLIAMSON, born 26 Novem- 
ber, 1883. 

213 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

ELIZABETH EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 205. 

ELIZABETH EDMUNDS% (Jane Whilldin«, James 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape 
May, 4 December, 1780, died at Cape May, 11 January, 1868, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 10 
April, 1799, Levi Eldridge, born at Cape May, 17 October, 
1776, died at Cape May, 23 November, 1822, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) ELIZA ELDRIDGE, born at Cape May, 2 September, 
1800, married Page Stites, and had EDGAR PAGE STITES. 

(2) HETTY ELDRIDGE, born 22 September, 1901, died 
in infancy. 

(3) LEVI ELDRIDGE, born 9 June, 1804, died 23 De- 
cember, 1822. 

(4) HETTY ELDRIDGE, born 26 March, 1806, married 
Daniel McBride. 

(5) JEREMIAH ELDRIDGE, born 9 May, 1808. 

(6) JANE WHITE ELDRIDGE, born at Cape May, 10 
May, 1810, married Noah White Johnson. (For descendants 
see page 224). 

(7) DANIEL WHILLDIN ELDRIDGE, born at Cape 
May, 3 February, 1815, died at New York City, 23 October, 
1894, married Louisa Harwood, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 4 September, 1835, died at New York City, 9 December, 
1905, and had : LILLIE ELDRIDGE, born at Philadelphia, 14 
January, 1853, married 7 May, 1877, Thomas Bett Ryan, and 
had, HARWOOD ELDRIDGE RYAN, born 25 August, 1882; 
HARRY ELDRIDGE, born 14 March, 1854 died in infancy ; 
PRESTON WOODNUTT ELDRIDGE, born 14 February, 1855, 
married 3 August, 1876, Sophie Johnston, and had PRESTON 
WOODNUTT ELDRIDGE, Jr., born at Washington, D. C, 18 
March, 1879, who married 22 June, 1907, Caroline Lowe Vorhis, 
born at Canisteo, New York, 14 February, 1884, and had, CARO- 
LINE SANDIFORD ELDRIDGE, born 23 January, 1910, and 
JANE FOLSOM ELDRIDGE, born 2 July, 1915. 

214 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MAHALAH EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 203. 

MAHALAH EDMUNDS^ (Jane Whilldin°, James Whill- 
din^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Rowland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
10 January, 1783, died at Cape May, 12 November, 1840, mar- 
ried 7 March, 1809, ISAAC WHILLDIN, (see page 200), born 
20 February, 1784, (record of family bible), died 13 May, 1867, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery, (See page 44 for record 
of marriage). 

Issue : — 

(1) JANE EDMUNDS WHILLDIN, born 24 December, 
1809, (record of family bible), married Joseph Acton Hall. 
(For descendants see page 226). 

(2) DANIEL WHILLDIN, born 1812. 

(3) IVIATHEW WHILLDIN, born 13 December, 1815, 
married first Gratian Rice, married second Olive Oreun, mar- 
ried third Sophia Schellenger. (For descendants see page 

227). 

(4) MARY WHILLDIN, born 1820, married Stephen 
Bennett, born 1815, died 5 July, 1871, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), and had: EMMA C. BENNETT; STEPHEN 
DECATUR BENNETT; ELIZA BENNETT; ALPHONZO 
BENNETT; LOUISA SAINT BENNETT, who married 
Charles Henry Rutherford; (for descendants see page 329) ; 
MARY BENNETT, who married J. Wesley Hughes, and had 
AUSTIN HUGHES, born 7 March, 1885. 

(5) ISAAC WHILLDIN, bom 1824, died 8 September, 
1876, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 7 Novem- 
ber, 1846, MARTHA HUGHES, (see page 249), and had: 
JAMES WHILLDIN; EVELINE WHILLDIN; MARTHA 
WHILLDIN; WILLIAM WHILLDIN; LOUISA N. WHILL- 
DIN; JOSEPHINE WHILLDIN, who married Joseph Rey- 
nolds ; MARTHA H. WHILLDIN, who married Charles Smith ; 
LORING WHILLDIN; ISAAC WHLLDIN; MARY WHILL- 
DIN, who married Reuben Johnson; EVELINA WHILLDIN. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JEREMIAH EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 203. 

JEREMIAH EDMUNDS^ (Jane Whilldin«, James Whill- 
din^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape May, 
17 April, 1785, married at Cape May, 5 August, 1810, Ruhama 
Tomlin, bom 21 November, 1792, died 1852. 

Issue : — 

(1) SILVIA EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 5 October, 
1811. 

(2) JEREMIAH EDMUNDS, born 13 September, 1813, 
married Amarilla Shaw. (For descendants see page 228). 

(3) ROBERT EDIMUNDS, born 18 January, 1817, mar- 
ried Hannah Ann Church. (For descendants see page 230). 

(4) HUGH H. EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 30 Septem- 
ber, 1820, died 26 March, 1863, married ^Weeks, and had 

ELIZABETH EDMUNDS. 

(5) MJAHALA WHILLDIN EDMUNDS, born 26 Decem- 
ber, 1822, died in infancy. 

(6) WASHINGTON B. EDMUNDS, born 20 April, 1826, 
died about 1860. 

(7) LEVI L. EDMUNDS, born 6 December, 1828. 

(8) ANDREW JACKSON EDMUNDS, born 10 Febm- 
ary, 1831, died at Cold Spring, 25 July, 1865, married Emily 
Rutherford, born 25 December, 1834, died 10 March, 1907, and 
had, SAMUEL SHIELDS EDMUNDS, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 7 July, 1854, married Deborah N. Long, and had : — 

DORA EDMUNDS, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 31 
August, 1883, married at Cold Spring, 27 October, 1900, Elmer 
Willets Reeves, and had ETHEL MAY REEVES ; ETHEL 
MAY EDMUNDS, born 27 June, 1886, married Charles Holmes ; 
REBECCA JANE EDMUNDS, born 27 May, 1889, married 
Samuel Elwell, born 25 September, 1883. 

216 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 208. 

SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE«, (Deborah Whilldin^, Jona- 
than Whilldin^, James Whilldin®, Joseph "Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 16 October, 1800, died at Oape 
May, 10 May, 187T, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), mar- 
ried at Cape May, 3 May, 1827, Esther Teal, born 17 February, 
1801, died at Cape May, 3 September, 1868, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) ANN ELIZA WARE, bom at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 12 October, 1829, died 21 October, 1905, married 28 March, 
1847, John Rutherford, born 2 September, 1828, died 25 March, 
1891. (For descendants see page 239). 

(2) SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE, Jr., born 18 May, 1834, 
died 14 September, 1903, married first 5 July, 1858, Mary 
Stites, born 28 December, 1838, died 24 August, 1869, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery), and had, FRANK H. WARE, 
born 15 June, 1859, died 16 September, 1888, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemtery), ELIZA S. WARE, bom 16 April, 1862, died 
3 April, 1863, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE, Jr., married second 18 July, 
1870, Fanny E. Weaver, and had, WILLIAM R. WARE, born 6 
October, 1871, died in infancy, S. FITHIAN WARE, born 21 
November, 1873, FANNIE E. WARE, born 10 August, 1878, 
JAMES G. WARE, born 18 October, 1882, died 2 March, 1900. 



217 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

DEBORAH WHILLDIN WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 208. 

DEBORAH WHILLDIN WARE», (Deborah WhiUdin^ 
Jonathan Whilldin®, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 4 May, 1804, died at West Cape 
May, 29 January, 1865, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
married at Cape May, 24 January, 1827, Thomas Eldredge, bom 
at Cape May, 21 January, 1798, died at Cape May, 29 January, 
1849, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) DANIEL C. ELDREDGE, bom 30 March, 1829, mar 
ried Mary A. Hoffman. (For descendants see page 234). 

(2) HARRIET WARE ELDREDGE, born 20 December, 
1830, married Henry W. Sawyer. 

(3) SOPHIA ELDREDGE, bom 21 Febmary, 1832, mar- 
ried Francis K. Duke. (For descendants see page 235). 

(4) THOjVIAS ELDREDGE, born 2 April, 1835, married 
Emma Tabitha Baker. (For descendants see page 236). 

(5) JOSEPH WARE ELDREDGE, born 22 January, 
1838. 

(6) JUDITH WHILLDIN ELDREDGE, born 15 August, 
1839, married William Hoffman. 

(7) DEBORAH WHILLDIN ELDREDGE, bom 29 Jan- 
nary, 1841, married Reuben Hoffman. 

(8) WILLIAM BROOKS ELDREDGE, bora 8 March, 
1843, married Sarah Bailey, and had EVA ELDREDGE and 
WILLIAM ELDREDGE. 

218 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES WHILLDIN WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 208. 

JAMES WHILLDIN WAREs, (Deborah Whilldin^, Jonathan 
Whilldino, James Whilldins, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhams, De- 
sire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLANDi THE PILGRIM), was horn at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 12 January 1806, died at Cape May, 14 March, 
1890, married at Bridgeton, New Jersey, 12 January, 1828, Deborah 
Hampton, born in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 24 March, 1806, 
died at Bridgeton, New Jersey, 30 March, 1864, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue: — 

(1) JEREMIAH STRATTON WARE, bom 19 January, 1831, 
maiTied MAHALAH JANE HALL. (For descendants see page 237). 

(2) JAMES WHILLDIN WARE, born at Bridgeton, New Jer- 
sey, 22 December, 1832, married first Sally Eldredge, married second 
Margaret Nelson. 

(3) HESTER TEAL WARE, bom at Bridgeton, New Jersey, 22 
July, 1842, died 29 January, 1907, married George Washington Moore, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 February, 1841, and had: — 
STRATTON W. MOORE, born at Bridgeton, New Jersey, 30 Decem- 
ber, 1861, married at Bridgeton, 26 September, 1888, Mary Sinex Duf- 
field, and had, SIDNEY BLAINE MOORE, born 31 May, 1892, and 
EUGENE STRATTON MOORE, bom 30 April, 1901; ENOCH HAMP- 
TON MOORE, M. D., born at Bridgeton, 28 November, 1864, married 
at Camden, New Jersey, March, 1887, Martha McGeegan, and had 
RALSTON HAMPTON MOORE, born 5 May, 1888; L WHILLDIN 
MOORE, bom at Bridgeton, February, 1866, married Irene Miller, and 
had ETHEL MOORE, and I. WHILLDIN MOORE; SAMUEL WARE 
MOORE, bom at Bridgeton, 12 June, 1870, married May West, and 
had, GEORGE A. MOORE, JAMES W. MOORE and HAZEL MOORE; 
HENRY STEWART MOORE, bom at Bridgeton, 10 April, 1869, mar- 
ried at Wilmington, Delaware, Frances A. Atkins, and had, GEORGE 
ROBERT MOORE, bom at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 17 February, 
1903; JENNIE GRIFFITH MOORE, bora at Bridgeton, 1875, died 21 
June, 1911, married William Ritter, M. D., no issue, 

(4) SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE, M. D., born at Allowaystown, 
New Jersey, 23 July, 1848, married first at Cape May, 8 November, 
1871, Louisa Eldridge Sawyer, born at Cape May, 9 September, 1852, 
died 1 November, 1895; mai'ried second Helen Nora Crites. (For 
descendants see page 238). 

219 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

JOSEPH WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 209. 

JOSEPH WARE«, (Harriet WhiUdin^ Jonathan Whill- 
din®, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', De- 
sire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 
16 May, 1809, died at Cape May, 30 April, 1890, married LYDIA 
LEAMING^ (James Learning^, Christopher Learning^, Chris- 
topher Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). 

Issue : — 

(1) JOSEPHINE WARE, born 15 October, 1844, married 
JOSEPH HAND^, (Nancy Schenck^ Zeruiah Hughes^ Memu- 
can Hughes^ Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham% Desire Hovvland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM). (For descendants see page 277). 

(2) WALTER SCOTT WARE, married 26 February, 
1876, Mattie Hand Sehellenger, born 3 January, 1857, and had : 
CORA LEAMING WARE, who married at York, Pennsylvania, 
12 April, 1904, JOHN ALLEN WALES^", (Thomas Roger 
Wales^ Sarah Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughes^ Ellis Hughes«, 
Hannah Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM,) and had, 
EDITH HELENE WALES; EDITH WARE, died 30 August, 
1904, and HILDA WARE. (See page 317) . 

(3) LAMBERT WARE, married Josephine Grace. 

(4) HOWARD L. WARE, married Emma Radelar. 

(5) LENA B. WARE, born at Cape May, 7 April, 1851, 
married first William H. Benezet, and had WALTER LAW- 
RENCE BENEZET, who married Mary Clothier ; married see- 
cond MAURICE CRESSE», (Eliza Stites«, Priscilla Leaming% 
Margaret Stites^ Priscilla Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM). (See page 143). 

220 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HARRIET WHILLDIN WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 209. 

HARRIET WHILLDIN WARE^ (Wilmon W. Ware«, 
Harriet Whilldin'^ Jonathan Whilldin", James Whilldin'*, Joseph 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 30 August, 
1844, died 27 October, 1918, married at Cape May, 1865, Sam- 
uel Richardson Stites, born at Cape May, 17 October, 1840. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES LINFORD STITES, born at Cape May, 
24 April, 1866. 

(2) MARY ELIZABETH STITES, born at Cape May, 3 
May, 1867', married at Cape May, 6 December, 1887, William 
Porter, born at Hereford, England, 26 I\Iay, 1855, and had 
daughter, HELEN LOUISE PORTER, born at Cape May, 26 
April, 1893. 

(3) JOSEPH SCHELLENGER STITES, born at Cape 
May, 29 December, 1868, married at Washington, D. C, Belfora 
Smith. 

(4) ELLA MERRET STITES, born 17 February, 1871, 
married 18 January, 1893, Archibald Paul, and had: ELLA 
PAUL, bom 28 June, 1894, married 1916, J. E. T. Benson, and 
had HARLEY P. BENSON, born 19 July, 1918 ; ARCHIBALD 
PAUL, born 14 August, 1895, died in England, CJ. S. Army, 11 
October, 1918 ; IVIAE RICHARDSON PAUL, born 1 December, 
1899, married 30 July, 1918, Harry Davenport. 

(5) ANNIE TINDALL STITES, born 29 April, 1872, 
died in infancy. 

(6) HATTIE WHILLDIN STITES, born at Cape May, 7 
November, 1875, married GILBERT C. HUGHES, (see page 
286), and had WALTER PHILLIPS HUGHES, born 2 April, 
1899 ; married at Elkton, Maryland, 1 June, 1920, Frances Hazel 
Hebenthal, and MARION HUGHES, born 25 February, 1904. 

(7) LAURA S. STITES, married WOODRUFF EL- 
DREDGE. (Seepage 135). 

221 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

MASKEL WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 209. 

MASKEL WARE«, (Harriet Whilldin^ Jonathan Whill- 
din^, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, De- 
sire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom 
at Cape May, 19 March, 1822, died at Cape May, 30 December, 
1910, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married first 16 
April, 1845, Leah Mathis, died 1 June, 1864, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married second, 4 September, 1865, Mary 
Jane Warrick, bom at Dennisville, New Jersey, 16 May, 1841. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY WARE, born at Cape May, 26 July, 1849, 
died 19 December, 1867. 

(2) HORACE WARE, born at Cape May, 7 April, 1859, 
married Lizzie Erickson, and had LEAH WARE, born 20 Sep- 
tember, 1894. 

(3) LIZZIE WARE. 

(4) SOPHIE SCULL WARE, married Alfred Adams 
Rose. 

(5) JOSEPH ROSENBAUM WARE, married Lillian 
Craig, and had EDITH WARE, born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 14 August, 1894, who married Herbert F. Smith, and 
had HERBERT F. SMITH, Jr., born at CoUingswood, New 
Jersey, 10 February, 1917. 

(6) HERBERT WARE, married Maud Reed, and had 
IRENE WARE, born 29 June, 1900, at Camden, New Jersey. 

(7) HENRY BELTING WARE, married Lizzie Rose. 

222 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELIZABETH SCHELLENGER HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 212. 

ELIZABETH SCHELLENGER HUGHES^ (Albert Hen- 
ry Hughes^, Humphrey Hughes^, Jane Whilldin*^ James Whill- 
din^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 4 April, 1844, 
married 8 November, 1865, James Meeray, M. D., born 21 Feb- 
ruary, 1842, died at Cape May, 9 February, 1916. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELIZABETH HUGHES MECRAY, born 13 Au- 
gust, 1866, married 5 November, 1885, Peter Logan Bockius, bom 
20 April, 1859, died 6 March, 1905, and had: ELIZABETH ME- 
CRAY BOCKIUS, born 7 September, 1886, died 13 June, 1888 ; 
DOROTHY MECRAY BOCKIUS, born 13 August, 1889, mar- 
ried 10 November, 1909, ELLWOOD SOUDER", (Ell wood 
Souder^", Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson^, Jane White Eldredge^, 
Elizabeth Edmunds^, Jane Whilldin^, James Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Wilmington, Delaware, 22 
September, 1887, and had ELIZABETH MECRAY SOUDER;, 
born 10 January, 1911; LOGAN BOCKIUS, born 31 March, 
1893. 

(2) HULDAH SCHELLENGER MECRAY, born 29 
December, 1869, died 18 February, 1870. 

(3) PAUL MTJLFORD MECRAY, M. D., born 24 Octo- 
ber, 1871, married 18 October, 1900, Jane Elizabeth Boyer, born 
15 December, 1872, and had, HELEN BOYER MECRAY, born 
1 October, 1901, and PAUL MULFORD MECRAY, born 8 July, 
1908. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JANE WHITE ELDRIDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 214. 

JANE WHITE ELDRIDGE«, (Elizabeth Edraunds^ Jane 
Whilldin®, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
hanl^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 10 May, 1810, died at Cape May, 28 
November, 1881, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 May^ 
1828, Noah White Johnson, born at GeorgetowTi, Delaware, 11 
February, 1806, died at Cape May, 26 August, 1895. 

Issue : — 

(1) HENRY STOKLEY JOHNSON, born at Cape May. 

1 March, 1829, married and had GEORGE 

JOHNSON. 

(2) HESTER ANN ELDRIDGE JOHNSON, born 4 
November, 1832, married Richard Cresse Souder. (For de- 
scendants see page 240). 

(3) JACOB ELDRIDGE JOHNSON, born 16 July, 1834, 
married Elizabeth Conover. (For descendants see page 241). 

(4) LEVI ELDRIDGE JOHNSON, born 4 March, 1836, 
died 6 November, 1914, married at Cape May, 6 December, 1864, 
Sarah Spencer, who died 30 October, 1917, and had ANNIE 
K. JOHNSON, who married at Cape May, 15 February, 1905, 
Walter Daniel Peck, and had VERNON JOHNSON PECK, 
WALTER L. PECK and PAUL THOMAS PECK. 

(5) ELDRIDGE JOHNSON, born 1 January, 1838, mar- 
ried first JANE SCHELLENGER HUGHES, married second 
ABIGAIL COLLINS HUGHES. (For descendants see page 
242). 

(6) ELIZABETH EDMUNDS JOHNSON, born 6 Febru- 
ary, 1840, married FRANCIS SPRINGER ELDREDGE. (For 
descendants see page 136). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JANE WHITE ELDRIDGE 

(7) JOSEPH WHITE JOHNSON, born at Cape May, 10 
April, 1842, married at Fonda, New York 10 July, 1867, Ger- 
tmde Schermerhorn, born at Fonda, New York, 5 September, 

1845, and had PETER SCHERMERHORN JOHNSON, born 11 
December, 1869, married Clara Von Gonton, born 30 December, 
1879. 

(8) ANNIE ELDRIDGE JOHNSON, bom at Cape May, 
22 July, 1844. 

(9) JOHN JOHNSON, born at Cape May, 25 October, 

1846, married Matilda Sparks, and had LEVI JOHNSON, M. 
D., EDWARD JOHNSON, JOHN JOHNSON, and BENTLEY 
JOHNSON. 

(10) CHARLES STOKLEY JOHNSON, born at Cape 
May, 7 May, 1849, died at Longport, New Jersey, 2 January, 
1919, married at Glassboro, New Jersey, 7 May, 1874, Anna 
Belle Lutz, born at Glassboro, New Jersey, 10 October, 1848, and 
had CARL BROWN JOHNSON, born at Cape May, 30 August, 
1878, died at Glassboro, New Jersey, 7 February, 1886; EVA 
LUTZ JOHNSON, born at Cape May, 3 August, 1881, married 
at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 28 November, 1914, William S. 
Gilmore. 

(11) FRANKLIN PIERCE JOHNSON, born at Cape 
May, 6 November, 1850, married Delia Paterson. 

(12) STOKLEY JOHNSON, born at Cape May, 6 April, 
1852, married Rose McNeil, born at Cape May, 28 September, 
1852, and had: CHARLES AUGUSTUS JOHNSON, born at 
Cape May, 10 September, 1877, married 30 October, 1901, Ida 
Virginia Millet, and had EVELYN MILLET JOHNSON, born 
10 May, 1904; HARRIET ELDREDGE JOHNSON, (daugh- 
ter of Stokley and Rose), born at Cape May, 23 January, 1880. 

225 



MATFLOWEB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
JANE EDMUNDS WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 215. 

JANE EDMUNDS WHILLDIN^ (Mahalah Edmunds^ 
Jane Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph "Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 24 December, 1809, died at Cape 
May, 21 March, 1887, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
married 27 September, 1830, Joseph Acton Hall, bom at Salem, 
New Jersey, 18 February, 1807, died at Cape May, 21 June, 
1897, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) MATTHEW WHILLDIN HALL, born at Cape May 
Court House, New Jersey, 14 September, 1831, married ELEA- 
NOR EDMUNDS. (For descendants see page 242). 

(2) JOSEPH HALL, born 4 March, 1833, died at Cape 
May, 2 August, 1901, married first Theresa Eldredge, married 
second Elmira Hand, married third Lorena Stanger. (No 
issue). 

(3) MAHALA JANE HALL, born 3 September, 1835, 
married JEREMIAH STRATTON WARE. (For descendants 
see page 23T). 

(4) HARRIET ANN HALL, born 3 February, 1837, mar- 
ried Charles Alexander Shaw. (For descendants see page 244). 

(5) ISAAC HALL, bom 29 August, 1830, died in the 
Civil War. 

(6) MARY BENNETT HALL born 21 December, 1843, 
married John Church. (For descendants see page 245). 

(7) LAFAYETTE MILLER HALL, bom 9 June, 1849, 
married ELLEN EDMUNDS FOSTER. (For descendants see 
page 173). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAI COUNTY 

MATTHEW WHILLDIN 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 215. 

IVtATTHEW WHILLDIN8, (Isaac Whilldin', Matthew 
Whilldin^ James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gior- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
in one line, and (Mahala Edmunds^, Jane Whilldin*, James 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin^, Hannah Gorham', Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), in the other, was 
born at Cape May, 13 December 1816, died 15 March, 1875, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 13 
March, 1840, Gratian Rice, born 1817, died 7 October, 1851, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) WILMON WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 27 July, 
1843, died at West Palm Beach, Florida, 25 January, 1908, mar- 
ried HANNAH LEAMING^, (Lemuel Learning^, Spicer Leam- 
ing% Christopher Learning*, Christopher Leaming^, Hannah 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), and had, WILMON WHILLDIN. 

(2) LOUISA EDMUNDS WHILLDIN, born at Cape 
May, 31 January, 1846, died 8 March, 1876, married at Flor- 
ence, New Jersey, 12 August, 1874 Amos Johnson. 

(3) EMMA C. WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 25 Au- 
gust, 1848, died 5 October, 190T, married at Camden, New Jer- 
sey, 16 April, 1868, Benjamin Johnson, and had MAY LOUISE 
JOHNSON, who married Garrett Hynson, and had, EMMA 
DOROTHY HYNSON, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 
December, 1892. 

(4) MARY WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 22 February, 
1851, married at Camden New Jersey, 8 July, 1869, William 
Harris, born at Philadelphia, 22 January, 1848, and had: — 
ELEANOR PROVOST HARRIS, born at Camden, 22 March, 
1870 ; LOUISA WHILLDIN HARRIS, born at Camden, 8 July, 
1874, married at Camden, 4 December, 1891, William Richman, 
born at Woodstown, New Jersey, 20 July, 1872, and had, 
WHILLDIN LIPPINCOTT RICHMAN, bom at Camden, 24 
June, 1894 died in infancy; WILLIAM WHILLDIN HAR- 
RIS, born at Florence, Kansas, 29 April, 1878, died at Palmyra, 
New Jersey, 29 August, 1899. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

JEREMIAH EDMUNDS 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 216. 

JEREMIAH EDMUNDS^, (Jeremiah Edmunds^ Jane 
Whilldin®, James Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 13 September, 1813, died 1885, married 
at Cape May, 20 May, 1838, Amarilla Shaw, born at Cape May, 

14 December, 1821, died at West Cape IMay, New Jersey, 23 
May, 1901. 

Issue : — 

(1) CARSWELL EDMUNDS, born at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 7 July, 1839, died 17 July, 1839, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(2) EMMA EDMUNDS, born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 31 July, 1840, died 24 March, 1845, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

(3 ALFRED EDMUNDS, born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 25 September, 1842, died at Belleplain, New Jersey, 20 
May, 1879, married at Green Creek, New Jersey, 11 June, 
1868, Mary Ellen Whillets, who died at Green Creek, New Jer- 
sey, 4 October, 1888, and had: JESSE EDMUNDS, bom at 
West Cape IMay, New Jersey, 16 February, 1869, married at 
Camden, New Jersey, 7 April, 1893, Florence Farrow, and had, 
MILDRED EDMUNDS, married WALTER BENNETT, (see 
page 241), and had, BETTY BENNETT, WALTER LEAJNI- 
ING BENNETT, Jr., WILLIAM JUDSON BENNETT ; IDA 
MAY EDMUNDS and MERRITT SCHELLINGER ED- 
MUNDS ; ORILLA AYERS EDMUNDS, married WESTLEY 
ROGERS WALES, M. D., see page 317'. 

(4) MARY EDIVIUNDS, bom at Cape May, 1 March, 
1845, died at Cape Miay, 20 April, 1898, married at Cape May, 

15 July, 1865, George Rabeau, born at Bordentown, New Jer- 
sey, 4 October, 1835, died at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 29 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JEREMIAH EDMUNDS 

March, 1902, and had :— JEREMIAH EDMUNDS RABEAU, 
born at Cape May, 26 April^ 1866, married at Camden, New 
Jersey, 17 December, 1889, Jennie Moore, and had EDNA 
MARY IRABEAU, and GEORGE V. RABEAU. 

ANNA RABEAU, daughter of MARY EDMUNDS, and her 
husband George Rabeau, was born at Cape May, 26 April, 1872, 
married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 June, 1901, Alex- 
ander J. Freeman. 

(5) ENOS SCHELLENGER EDMUNDS, bom 20 June, 
1847, died in infancy. 

(6) ENOS SCHELLENGER EDMUNDS, son of Jere- 
miah and his wife Amarilla Shaw, was born at West Cape May, 
8 May, 1849, died 23 June, 1899, married at Cape May Court 
House, New Jersey, 18 May, 1873, Eliza Crawford, born at 
Green Creek, New Jersey, 26 April, 1851, and had, GEORGE 
CRAWFORD EDMUNDS, born 13 March, 1874, married at 
Cape May Court House, New Jersey, 22 June, 1898, Helen M. 
Nichols, and had, THEODORE CRAWFORD EDMUNDS. 

(7) WATERS BORROWS MILLER EDMUNDS, born 
at West Cape May, New Jersey, 20 February, 1853, married at 
West Cape May, New Jersey, 6 July, 1880, Linda Ross, born at 
Goshen, New Jersey, 21 August, 1859, and had ALFRED ED- 
MUNDS, born at West Cape May, New Jersey, 20 October, 
1881, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 November, 1904, 
Anna Lizette Claussen, and had WILLIAM ALFRED ED- 
MUNDS; LOUISA STILLWELL EDMUNDS (daughter of 
WATERS BORROWS MILLER and his wife Linda Ross Ed- 
munds, was born at West Cape May, New Jersey, 13 March, 
1883, married at Haddonfield, New Jersey, 10 March, 1909, 
William Franklin Miller, born at Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, 2 
April, 1868. 

229 



MAYFLOWEIi DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ROBERT EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 216. 

ROBERT EDMUNDS^ (Jeremiah Edmunds% Jane Whill- 
din^ James Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah (Jorham^ 
Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIiM), was 
bom at Cape May, 18 January, 1817, died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 31 March, 1888, married at Cape May, 20 April, 
1844, Hannah Ann Church, born at Cape May, 26 January, 
1823, died 11 June, 1874. 

Issue : — 

(1) EVAN B. EDMUNDS, born 3 February, 1845, mar- 
ried first Mary Hutchinson, and had: HARRY EDMUNDS, 
and ALBERTA EDMUNDS, who married William Burch, and 

had DANIEL BURCH. Married second Elizabeth ^ 

and had ALBERT EDMUNDS and BLANCHE EDMUNDS. 

(2) LEVI ELDREDGE EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 
29 November, 1846, married at Camden, New Jersey, 1884, 
Annie Rosine Ulman, born at Chew's Landing, New Jersey, 24 
January, 1864, and had : BESSIE DOROTHY EDMUNDS, 
born 25 November, 1885 ; LEVI GEORGE EDMUNDS, born 9 
January, 1890, died in infancy ; ALBERT ELLIS EDMUNDS, 
bom at Camden, New Jersey, 12 December, 1891 ; ADA MILLS 
EDMUNDS, born 9 February, 1894; BLANCHE DANIELLA 
EDMUNDS, born 1 September, 1899, died in infancy; ALICE 
ANNIE EDMUNDS, born 12 October, 1901. 

(3) DANIELIA MAHALAH WHILLDIN EDMUNDS, 
born at Cape May, 12 December, 1848, married Elias Ellis 
Stites. 

(4) ROBERT GARY EDMUNDS, born 23 February, 
1851, died in infancy. 

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230 



MATPLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ROBERT EDMUNDS 

(5) ROBERT HENRY EDMUNDS, born 13 January, 
1852, died 9 December, 1888. 

(6) LUTHER HUDSON EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 
31 March, 1855, married Mattie Addams and had, ROBERT 
EDMUNDS, who married Edith Reed; LUTHER HUDSON 
EDMUNDS, and EMMA EDMUNDS. 

(7) JAMES WATTS EDMUNDS, bom at Cape May, 
New Jersey, 13 August, 1857, married Alice Needles. 

(8) STEPHEN A. DOUGLASS EDMUNDS, bora 14 De- 
cember, 1859. 

(9) ALBERT AUGUSTUS EDMUNDS, born at Cape 
May, 27 December, 1861, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
15 February, 1896, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 
January, 1882, Mary Babb Weidenhammer, born at Richmond 
Township, Berks County Pennsylvania, 15 June, 1859, and 
had: FLORENCE ANNA EDMUNDS, died in infancy; 
MABEL ISABELLA EDMUNDS, born at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 15 December, 1883, married at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 13 June, 1906, Charles Egner, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 4 July, 1878 ; LILLIE IDA EDMUNDS, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 March, 1885, married at Phila^ 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 14 January, 1908, George W. Koehler, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 February, 1873; AL- 
BERT LAWRENCE EDMUNDS, born at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 26 January, 1887, died 3 October, 1893. 

(10) ANNIE LORUHAMAH EDIklUNDS, born at Cape 
May, 10 January, 1864, married at Cape May, 12 September, 
1881, Joseph Cooper Wilson, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 22 Febmary 1860, and had: DANELIA WILSON, born 
12 August, 1882, di'ed in infancy; JOSEPH WILSON, bora 14 
February, 1884, died in infancy; LILLIE EDMUNDS WIL- 
SON, born 20 March, 1895; SAMUEL COOPER WILSON, 
born 26 October, 1896; LUTHER EDMUND WILSON, born 6 
December, 1898, died 17 January, 1911. 

231 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ANN ELIZA WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 217. 

ANN ELIZA WARE^ (Samuel Fithian Ware^ Deborah 
\Vhilldin% Jonathan Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 12 October, 1829, died 21 October, 1905, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery), married 28 March, 1847, John Ruther- 
ford, born 2 September, 1828, died 25 March, 1891. (Tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) HENRY S. RUTHERFORD, born 29 December, 

1849, married 18 February, 1877, Priscilla Souder, born 15 
July, 1855, and had :— CHARLOTTE R. RUTHERFORD, 
born 25 December, 1878, married M. AUGUSTUS LEN- 
GERT", (Harriet Eldredge^", Eliza Eldredge^, Jeremiah Leam- 
ing Eldredge% Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^ Mercy 
Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham®, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), (see page 133) ; 
CLINTON S. RUTHERFORD, born 29 January, 1883, mar- 
ried Amy Doyle; KEZIAH S. RUTHERFORD, bom 7 Feb- 
ruary, 1886, died 15 December, 1888. 

(2) SAMUEL F. RUTHERFORD, born 5 July, 1851, 
died 31 August, 1882, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), 
married 13 August, 1874, Bessie Tierney, born 19 October, 

1850, died 26 October, 1913, and had :— IDA RUTHERFORD, 
born 7 July, 1875, died in infancy; HARRY R. RUTHER- 
FORD, born 7 June, 1876, died 20 March, 1879 ; WALTER 
RUTHERFORD, born 26 December, 1877, married 30 July, 
1918, Gertrude Redgreaves, bom 14 October, 1876. 

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232 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ANN ELIZA WARE 

(3) JOHN RUTHERFORD, bom 17 April, 1853, married 
24 December, 1874, Carrie Ingersol, born 21 April, 1854, and 
and had:— SPENCER RUTHERFORD, born 2 February, 1877, 
died 6 November, 1878; BENTLY RUTHERFORD, born 25 
November, 1879; JOHN I. RUTHERFORD, born 11 Novem- 
ber, 1881, married Anna Corson ; CARL RUTHERFORD, born 
23 July, 1884, married Madaline Corson. 

(4) MARY A. RUTHERFORD, born 31 August, 1852. 
died 25 September, 1909, married 19 May, 1875, Alexander 
Church, born 11 December, 1851, and had:— HARRY R. 
CHURCH, born 7 July, 1879, died 25 April, 1881 ; HORACE 
P. CHURCH, born 19 November, 1882, married at Cape May, 
29 November, 1906, SADIE YORK^^ '(Martha Lavelle Ben- 
nett", Albert G. Reed Bennett^ William Bennett^ Mercy 
Hughes^, Priscilla Leaming®, Hannah Whilldin^, Hannah Gor- 
ham% Desire Howland% JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
born at Cape May, 21 October, 1887, and had HORACE KEN- 
NETH CHURCH, MARY EVELINE CHURCH, and HELEN 
MARTHA CHURCH. (See page 175). 

(5) ANNIE MERCY RUTHERFORD, bom 30 April, 
1858, married 1 May, 1877, DAVID HUGHES", (Jeremiah 
Taylor Hughes^, Jeremiah Hughes^, Jacob Hughes^, Priscilla 
Leaming^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), for descendants 
see page 168. 

(6) SPENCER RUTHERFORD, born 12 August, 1862, 
died 12 October, 1865. 



233 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

DANIEL CROWELL ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 218. 

DANIEL CROWELL ELDREDGE^ (Deborah Whill- 
din "Ware^, Doborah Whilldin^ Jonathan Whilldin®, James 
Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May County, Lower Township, 30 March, 1829, died at 
Cape May, 13 February, 1903, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cem- 
etery), married at Cape May, 16 February, 1853, Mary Hoff- 
man, bom 30 November, 1829, died at Cape May, 9 March, 
1919, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue :— 

(1) JAMES WARE ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 24 
November, 1853, married 24 August, 1874, MARY CARLL 
FOSTER. (For descendants see page 246). 

(2) ANNA MARIA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 19 
November, 1858, married 22 March, 1882, JOSEPH SPRING- 
ER, (see page 206), and had: MARY ELDREDGE SPRING- 
ER, born 7 November, 1882 ; ALICE HOFFMAN SPRINGER, 
bom 11 May, 1886; ELSIE GATES SPRINGER, born 3 Feb- 
ruary, 1893, married Harry Settle, and had, JOSEPH HAIH- 
RISON SETTLE and EMMA GATES SETTLE; AMELIA 
FIFIELD SPRINGER, born 13 March, 1895, died in infancy. 

(3) DANIEL FITHIAN ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 21 January, 1866, married MELINDA STEVENS, and 
had: MARION ELDREDGE; CHARLES STEVENS EL- 
DREDGE; BESSIE ELDREDGE; HARRIET W. EL- 
DREDGE; EDNA ELDREDGE. (See page 269). 

(4) CLEMENTINE FARR ELDREDGE, born 22 Jan- 
nary, 1868. 

234 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SOPHIA LOUISE ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 218. 

SOPHIA LOUISE ELDREDGE^ (Deborah Whilldin 
Ware«, Deborah Whilldin^ Jonathan Whilldin*, James Whill- 
din^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham.^, Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRUVf), was born at Cape May, 
13 February, 1832, died at Cape May, 8 February, 1912, mar- 
ried at Chester, Pennsylvania, 13 October, 1853, Francis Ken- 
drick Duke, born at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, 7 December, 
1830, died at Cape May, 9 September, 1908. 

Issue : — 

(1) HARRIET LOUISA DUKE, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 31 July, 1854, married at Cape May, 18 June, 
1910, Francis K. Shimada. 

(2) MARY ELIZABETH DUKE, born at Bridgeport, 
New Jersey, 13 January, 1857, married at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 24 July, 1879, Samuel Gordon Smyth, born at Falls 
Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania, 24 July, 1859, and 
had:— FRANCIS ALISON SMYTH, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 7 June, 1880, married at Cape May, 3 July, 
1899, Florence May Cavanaugh; MARION MAY SMYTH, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 May, 1885, married at 
Norristown Pennsylvania, 24 December, 1918, James J, Wertz, 
and had FRANCIS DUKE WERTZ, born at Norristown, Penn- 
sylvania, 9 October, 1919; SAMUEL GORDON SMYTH, Jr., 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 November, 1891. 

(3) JOHN FRANCIS DUKE, born at West Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 22 August, 1861, died at Somer's Point, 
New Jersey, 13 September, 1917, married at Cape May, 24 
July, 1881, Kate Goodwin, born in Kentucky, 1861, died at At- 
lantic City, New Jersey, 24 November, 1905, and had : EARLE 
FRANCIS DUKE, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 
December, 1882, died at Cape May, 8 February, 1888 ; LOUIS 
DUKE, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 July, 1886, mar- 
ried at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1906, Mamie Llewellyn, and 
had: VIOLET CATHARINE DUKE, born 10 July, 1909; 
DOROTHY G. DUKE, born 1911; FRANCES MARION 
DUKE, born 24 July, 1918. 

235 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

THOMAS ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Majrflower see page 218. 

THOMAS ELDREDGE^, (Deborah Whilldin Ware^ De- 
borah Whilldin^, Jonathan Whilldin^, James Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorhara^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 2 April, 1835, died 4 March, 1909, married 24 Novem- 
ber, 1858, Emma T. C. Baker, died 8 February, 1913, daughter 
of Daniel Baker. 

Issue : — 

(1) HARRIET S. ELDREDGE, died 23 January, 1904, 
married Daniel E. Stevens, and had HARRY ELDREDGE 
STEVENS, M. D., married Hettie Hartranft, at Southold, Long 
Island; IDA ELDREDGE STEVENS married Frank Wallace 
Stevenson and had, FRANK WALLACE STEVENSON; 
DANIEL STEVENSON and CHARLES SIJMIVIINGTON 
STEVENSON. 

(2) HARRY S. ELDREDGE, died 12 March, 1888, mar- 
ried Lida Van Winkle. 

(3) ELIDA K. ELDREDGE, married WILLIAM ROSE 
SHEPPARD", (Abigail Hughes», Israel Leaming^ Spicer 
Leaming'^, Christopher Leaming®, Christopher Learning^, Han- 
nah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). (See page 182). 

(4) THOMAS ELDREDGE, married Elizabeth Parsons, 
and had WILLIAM LEONE ELDREDGE. 

(5) EMMA T. ELDREDGE, married Charles C. Sim- 
mington, and had HARRIET ELDREDGE SIMMINGTON and 
MARY TABITHA SIMMINGTON. 

236 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JEREMIAH STRATTON WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Majrflower see page 219. 

JEREMIAH STRATTON WARE^ (James Whilldin 
■Ware^ Deborah Whilldin^ Jonathan Whilldin^, James Whill- 
din^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Bridgeton, 
New Jersey, 19 January, 1831, died at Cape May, 25 August, 
1902, married at Cape May, 22 December, 1853, MAHALAH 
JANE HALL», (Jane Edmunds Whilldin^, Isaac Whilldin\ 
Matthew Whilldin^, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham% Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE FiU 
GRIM), and (Mahalah Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin^, James 
Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Dela- ^ 

ware City, Delaware, 3 September, 1835, died at Cape May, 21 
January, 1920. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY JANE WARE, born 5 November, 1854, mar- 
ried Lemuel Eldredge Miller. (For descendants see page 239). 

(2) EDWARD EVERET WARE, born 26 October, 
1857, died 13 November, 1861. 

(3) EDWARD EVERET WARE 2d born 26 August, 
1862, died 2 November, 1874. 

(4) SARAH ELDREDGE WARE, born 19 October, 
1865, married Samuel Mills Schellenger, and had: MARTHA 
SWAIN SCHELLENGER, born 23 June, 1887 ; MARIE MIL- 
LER SCHELLENGER, born 1888 ; RALPH WARE SCHEL- 
LENGER, born 2 August, 1890; SAMUEL MILLS SCHEL- 
LENGER, born 13 January, 1892, married Dorothy Decker. 

(5) DR. JAIMES W. WARE, born January, 1868, mar- 
ried Laura K. Davis, and had MAHALAH JANE WARE, 
born 28 September, 1904. 

(6) THERESA ELDREDGE WARE, born 7 December, 
1869, died 12 November, 1870. 

(7) JEREMIAH STRATTON WARE, born 2 April, 
1871, died 15 September, 1871. 

(8) MARGARET NELSON WARE, bom 10 July, 1872, 
died 11 December, 1916. 

(9) JEREMIAH STRATTON WARE, born 10 June, 
1876, married Edith May Baker. 

237 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE, M. D. 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 219. 

SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE« (James Whilldin Ware% 
Deborah Whilldin^ Jonathan Whilldin^, James Whilldin^ Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN 
ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Allowaystown, 
New Jersey, 23 July, 1848, married first at Cape May, 8 
November, 1871, Louisa Eldredge Sawyer, bom at Cape May, 
9 September, 1852, died at Washington, D. C, 1 November, 
1895. 

Issue : — 

(1) HARRIET ELDREDGE WARE, bom 22 July, 
187'2, died 22 July, 1873. 

(2) HARRIET SAWYER WARE, bom 12 August, 1873, 
died 1 December, 1881. 

(3) HARRY SAWYER WARE, born 1 Febmary, 1876, 
died 25 December, 1881. 

(4) EDITH WARE, born 25 December, 1877', died 4 Au- 
gust, 1878. 

(5) SAMUEL FITHIAN WARE, bom 20 August, 1879, 
died 22 December, 1881. 

(6) LOUISE SAWYER WARE, born at Cape May, 14 
November, 1883, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 Au- 
gust, 1901, Joseph K. Campbell, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 22 March, 1876, and had the following children: — 
CLARA LOUISE WARE CAMPBELL bom at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 6 July, 1903, and JOSEPH WARE CAMP- 
BELL, died in infancy. Dr. Ware married second Helen Nora 
Crites. 

238 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARY JANE WARE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 237. 

MARY JANE WARE^", (Jeremiah Stratton Ware^ James 
Whilldin Ware^, Deborah Whilldin^ Jonathan Whilldin®, James 
Whilldin®, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), on her father's 
side, and (MAHALAH JANE HALL^ Jane Edmunds Whill- 
din^, Isaac Whilldin^, Matthew Whilldin^, James Whilldin^, 
Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), and (MAHALAH JANE 
HALL^, Jane Edmunds Whilldin*, Mahalah Edmunds^, Jane 
Whilldin®, James Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^', JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
on her mother's side, was born at West Cape May, New Jersey, 
5 November, 1854, married at Cape May, 8 January, 1878, Lem- 
uel Eldredge Miller, born at Green Creek, New Jersey, 1 Au- 
gust, 1854. 

Issue : — 

(1) EDWARD MARCY MILLER, born 19 January, 
1880, married 1 September, 1917, Edith Sara Whann, born 18 
March, 1884. 

(2) FRANK WHITAKER MILLER, bom 10 August, 

1882. 

(3) LEMUEL ELDREDGE MILLER, bom 22 March, 
1890, married 6 October, 1915, Ruth Walters, born 16 May, 
1894, and had MARY JANE MILLER, born 20 November, 
1916 



239 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HESTER ANN ELDRIDGE JOHNSON 

For ancestors leading back to the IMayflower see page 224. 

HESTER ANN ELDRIDGE JOHNSON^ (Jane White 
Eldridge^ Elizabeth Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin«, James Whill- 
din^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gk)rham^ Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 4 November, 1832, married 26 June, 1850, 
Richard Cresse Souder, born at Dennisville, New Jersey, 16 Oc- 
tober 1827, died 27 February, 1871. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES B. SOUDER, born at Cape May, 10 Sep- 
tember, 1851, died at Cape May, 3 September, 1902, married at 
Cape May, 15 October, 1876, Mary Church, and had, RICH- 
ARD CRESSE SOUDER and MARGARET SOUDER, who 
married Edmund Jones, and had MILDRED JONES. 

(2) ADA SOUDER, born 12 August, 1853. 

(3) JENNIE J. SOUDER, born at Atlantic City, New 
Jersey, 13 May, 1855, married at Cape May, 4 May, 1876, Ed- 
ward M. Hughes. 

(4) ELWOOD SOUDER, born 15 August, 1859, married 
Alice May Holt. (For descendants see page 247). 

(5) LILLIE E. SOUDER bom at Atlantic City, 12 Jan- 
uary, 1861, married Theodore Moore, and had ELSIE MOORE, 
CARROLL MOORE, ALICE MOORE, THEODORE MOORE, 
and FLORENCE MOORE. 

(6) KATHARINE SOUDER, born at Cape May, 24 
May, 1863. 

(7) MAURICE B. SOUDER, born 6 October, 1865, mar- 
ried Anna Alberton, and had HESTER E. SOUDElRi, MARY 
J. SOUDER, FLORENCE M. SOUDER, and CHARLES B. 
SOUDER. 

(8) DANIEL E. SOUDER, born 23 November, 1868, 
married Josephine Curriden, and had EARLE C. SOUDER. 

(9) ELLA SOUDER. 

(10) FANNIE SOUDER. 

240 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JACOB ELDRIDGE JOHNSON 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 224, 

JACOB ELDRIDGE JOHNSON", (Jane White Eldridge% 
Elizabeth Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin^, James Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldiu*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland-, JOHN HOVn'- 
LANDi THE PILGRBI), was born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 16 July, 1834, married Elizabeth Conover, born 1833. 

Issue : — 

(1) ALBINA JOHNSON, married first Edward Keat- 
ing, married second Nathan Rand. 

(2) MELVINA JOHNSON, born at Atlantic City, New 
Jersey, 5 July, 1858, married at Cape ^lay, 4 April, 1882, Fred- 
erick Boerner, and had Dr. FREDERICK BOERNER, born 
27 April, 1890, who married Esther Wilkie, and had ELEAN- 
OR BOERNER, DORIS BOERNER, FREDERICK BOER- 
NER and ROBERT BOERNER. 

(3) LILLIAN JOHNSON, married JUDSON BEN- 
NETT^o, (William Jackson Bennett^ William Bennett^ Mary 
Hughes^, Jacob Hughes", Priseilla Beaming^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), (see page 164), and had ELLA BENNETT, 
J. HARVEY BENNETT and WALTER BENNETT, married 
MILDRED EDMUNDS. (See page 228). 

J. HARVEY BENNETT married at Cape May, 19 Octo- 
ber, 1910, REBECCA MECRAY CASSEDY, bom at Cape 
May, 13 September, 1886, and had : WILLIAM F. CASSEDY 
BENNETT, born 26 July, 1911, died in infancy; and ROB- 
ERT STOCKTON BENNETT, born 24 September, 1913. (See 
page 283). 

241 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELDRIDGE JOHNSON 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 224. 

ELDRIDGE JOHNSON^ (Jane White Eldridgc^, Eliza- 
beth Edmunds^ Jane AVhilldin^, James ^Vhilldin^ Joseph 
\Vhilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 1 January, 
1839, married first at Cape May, 18 September, 1861, JANE 
SCHELLENGER HUGHES^ (Albert Henry Hughes^ Hum- 
phrey Hughes^ Jane Whilldin", James Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born at Cape May, 5 Au- 
gust, 1841, died at Cape May, 21 March, 1888. 

ELDRIDGE JOHNSON married second at Cape May, 
1896, ABIGAIL COLLINS HUGHES«, (Albert Henry 
Hughes^ Humphrey Hughes^ Jane Whilldin^ James Whill- 
din^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 1 
January, 1840, 

Issue by first marriage: — 

(1) EDWARD JOHNSON, born 2 October, 1862, died 10 
January, 1863. 

(2) ALBERT HUGHES JOHNSON died 21 October, 
1890. 

(3) ANNIE LEAMING JOHNSON. 

(4) FREDERIC LAYTON JOHNSON, M. D., died 10 
December, 1899. 

(5) HARRY HUGHES JOHNSON, married at Woos- 
ter, Ohio, 30 June, 1898, Katherine Stewart Lucas, and had, 
JAMES LUCAS JOHNSON, born 9 April, 1899, died 9 March, 
1900, PHILIP LUCAS JOHNSON, born 26 July, 1912. 

(6) FLORENCE HUGHES JOHNSON. 

242 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
MATTHEW WHILLDIN HALL 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 226. 

MATTHEW WHILLDIN HALL^ (Jane Edmunds Whill- 
din^, Mahala Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin*^, James Whilldin^, Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape Miay Court 
House, New Jersey, 19 February, 1831, died at Cape IMay, 4 
February, 1874, married at Cape May, June, 1855, ELEANOR 
LUDLAM EDMUNDS^ (Lydia HughesS Thomas Plurst 
Hughes^ Ellis Hughes**, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland-, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), born 20 September, 1833, died 24 May, 1911. (See 
page 263). 

Issue : — 

(1) EDMUNDS LUDLAM HALL, born at Cape May, 29 
May, 1856, married at Philadelphia, 29 May, 1882, Lena Bry- 
ant, born 20 September, 1861, and had ISABEL CLAIR 
HALL, born 21 April, 1883, HELEN THOMIPSON HALL, 
born, 17 February, 1887. 

(2) FANNY LUDLAM HALL, born 1 November, 1858, 
died in infancy. 

(3) JENNIE WHILLDIN HALL, born 25 December, 
1859, married 21 May, 1888, Dr. Alexander Hubert Providence 
Leuf, and had : GRACE HALL LEUF, born 1 July, 1889, who 
married 1 October, 1912, Dr. Arthur Farrington Wilhelm, and 
had, DOROTHY JANE WILHELM, born 21 July, 1913; 
RALPH REA LEUF, born 27 July, 1892. 

(4) JOSEPH HALL, twin brother of JENNIE WHILL- 
DIN HALL, died in infancy. 

(5) MATTHEW WHILLDIN HALL, born 22 April, 
1871, died 18 February, 1920. 

243 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HARRIET ANN HALL 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 226. 

HARRIET ANN HALL^ (Jane Edmunds Whilldin«, 
Mahalah Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin«, James ^Vhilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah, Gorham^ Desire Howland-, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 3 February, 
1837, died at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 8 June, 1911, married 
at Cape May, 27 March, 1855, Charles Alexander Shaw, born 
at Cape May, 9 November, 1835. 

Issue v — 

(1) JANE WHILLDIN SHAW, born at Cape May, 8 
June, 1857, married at Cape May, 20 October, 1876, Jesse Ham- 
ilton Robinson, born at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 10 Septem- 
ber, 1843, and had CHARLES KILBURN ROBINSON, who 
married at Saint Louis, Missouri, 6 January, 1904, Mary A. 
Alexander, and had: HAMILTON ALEXANDER ROBIN- 
SON, born at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 16 September, 1904; 
ELIZABETH WEBB ROBINSON, bom at Cape May, 22 Oc- 
tober, 1882, married at Washington, D. C, 17 October, 1906, 
Harold Clinton Smith and had DOROTHY ELIZABETH 
SMITH, born at Washington, D. C, 13 May, 1909. 

(2) ALEXANDER L. SHAW, born at Cape May, 19 
August, 1859, married at Wan*en, Pennsylvania, 17 October, 
1883, Alice Trueshall. 

(3) WILLIAM FRANK SHAW, born at Cape May, 15 
August, 1861, married at Camden, New Jersey, 1 January, 
1890, Ida Almira Woolman, and had, ELIZABETH ROBIN- 
SON SHAW and HELLEN RIDGEWAY SHAW. 

(4) ELIZABETH SHAW, born at Cape May, 29 Au- 
gust, 1863, died at Cape May, 12 March, 1867. 

Harold Clinton Smith, husband of ELIZABETH WEBB 
ROBINSON, was born at Middlebury, Vermont, 19 March, 
1882. 

244 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
MARY BENNETT HALL 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 226, 

MARY BENNETT HALL^ (Jane Edmunds Whilldin«, 
]\[ahalali Edmunds^, Jane Whilldin^, James Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham«, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 21 December, 1843, married at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 15 October^ 1863, John Church, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 19 M^rch, 1842, died 1893. 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM CHURCH, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 26 August, 1864, married Lorena Church and had: 
ANNA MAY CHURCH, married Cyrus Osier and had 
CHARLES WILLIAM CHURCH, died 28 January, 1920; 
HERMAN CHURCH; and WALTER CHURCH, who married 
EDNA YORK", (Martha Lavelle Bennett", Albert G. Reed 
Bennett^, William Bennett^, Mary Hughes^, Jacob Hughes®, 
Priscilla Learning^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, De- 
sire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), and 
had EVELINA CHURCH and WALTER CHURCH, (see page 
175). 

(2) CHARLES SHAW CHURCH, bom at West Cape 
May, New Jersey, 13 November, 1869, married at Wilmington, 
Delaware, 11 September, 1905, Lulu Belle Lloyd, born at Phil- 
lipsburg, Pennsylvania, 31 May, 1869. 

(3) EVA CHURCH, born at West Cape May, New Jer- 
sey, 16 February, 1877", died 2 February, 1895. 

(4) JOHN HOWARD CHURCH, born 1 May, 1879, mar- 
ried at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 6 August, 1902, Mary 
Elizabeth La Rose, born 21 April, 1878, and had : JOHN HOW- 
ARD CHURCH, born at Germantown, Pennsylvania^ 9 April, 
1904, and DOROTHY HALL CHURCH, born at Germantown, 
Pennsylvania, 4 June, 1907. 

245 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JAMES WARE ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 234. 

JAMES WARE ELDREDGE^", (Daniel Crowell El- 
d^edge^ Deborah Whilldin Ware^ Deborah Whilldin^ Jona- 
than Whilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorhani^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM) was born at Cape May, 24 November, 1853, married at 
Cape May, 24 August, 1874, MARY CARLL FOSTER^ (Ann 
Lawrence Hughes^ James Rainy Hughes^ Jacob Hughes^, Pris- 
cilla Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), and (Ann 
Lawrence Hughes^, Eliza Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge", Aaron 
Eldredge^ Mercy Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
who was born at Cape May, 3 May, 1855. (See page 156). 

Issue : — 

(1) SAMUEL FOSTER ELDREDGE, born 11 April, 
1875, married at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 17 October, 1901, 
Jessie Porter Laurie, born at Pen Yan, New York, 17 Novem- 
ber, 1875, and had the following children, born at Cape May :— 
KATHRINE LAURIE ELDREDGE, born 28 January, 1902; 
SAMUEL FOSTER ELDREDGE, lx)rn 1 August, 1904; BER- 
THA ELIZABETH ELDREDGE, born 30 January, 1907; 
MARY ALICE ELDREDGE, born 24 February, 1913 ; ANN 
FOSTER ELDREDGE, born 21 February, 1918 ; JEAN MUR- 
DOCK ELDREDGE, born 21 February, 1918, died 13 May, 
1918. 

(2) DOWNS FOSTER ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 
1 August, 1876, died in infancy. 

(3) GEORGE BOLTON ELDREDGE, born at Cape 
May, 26 April, 1878, died at Cape May, 24 August, 1915. 

246 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELLWOOD SOUDER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 240. 

ELWOOD SOUDERi", (Hester Ann Eldridge^ Jane 
White Eldredge^ Elizabeth Edmunds^ Jane Whilldin«, James 
Wh^lldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 15 Au- 
gust, 1859, married 18 November, 1882, Alice May Holt, born T 
May, 1862. 

Issue : — 

(1) THOMAS ARGYLE SOUDER, lx>rn at Wilmington, 
Delaware, 29 March, 1884, married 1 September, 1909^ Anna 
Smyth Fell, born 25 November, 1884. 

(3) ELLWOOD SOUDER, born at Wilmington, Dela- 
ware, 22 September, 1887, married 10 November, 1909, DORO- 
THY MECRAY BOCKIUS", (Elizabeth Hughes Mecray^°, 
Elizal^th Schellenger Hughes^, Albert Henry Hughes*, Hum- 
phrey Hughes^ Jane Whilldin^ James Whilldin^ Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), born 13 August, 1889, and had, ELIZA- 
BETH MECRAY SOUDER, born 10 January, 1911. (See page 
223). 

(3) HAROLD CHARLES SOUDER, born at Wilming- 
ton, Delaware, 8 November, 1889, married 16 October, 1912, 
Esther Banks, born 14 April, 1889, and had, ALICE HOLT 
SOUDER, born 12 September, 1913. 

(4) LILLIE MOORE SOUDER, born at Wilmington, 
Delaware, 28 February, 1892. 



247 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
ZERUIAH HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 204. 

ZERUIAH HUGHES", (I\Iemucan Hughes«, Hannah 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhara^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape 
]\ray, 19 April, 1776, died at Cape May, 7 November 1818, mar- 
ried 1 August, 1792, Robert Cummings Schenck, M, D., born 
near Freehold, New Jersey, 11 January, 1772, died at Cape 
May, 13 January, 1833. Dr. Schenck married second 29 
November, 1820, Mary Shaw. 

Issue : — 

(1) CATHARINE SCHENCK, born at Cape May, New 
Jersey, 19 July, 1793, married John Schellenger. (For de- 
scendants see page 253). 

(2) WILLIAM SCHENCK, born 29 May, 1795, married 
Mary Steelman. He died August, 1854. (For descendants 
see page 254). 

(3) ROBERT C. SCHENCK, born 4 August, 1796, lost 
at sea, March, 1831, married Arabel Aarons; no issue. 

(4 and 5) NANCY and MARTHA SCHENCK, born 19 
December, 1800; NANCY married Recompense Hand, 5 Sep- 
tember, 1820. She died 23 May, 1854. (For descendants see 
page 255) ; MARTHA married Philip Hand; (for descendants 
see page 256). 

(6) MARIA S. SCHENCK, born 12 July, 1806, married 
William Cassedy. (For descendants see page 257). 

(7) MELINDA SCHENCK, Iwrn 14 February, 1809, 
married Joseph Ludlam and had one son, JOSEPH LUDLAM. 
She died in New York, 24 November, 1861. 

248 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ISRAEL HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 204, 

ISRAEL HUGHES', (Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whill- 
din^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhani^, Desire Howland", 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape 
May, 9 May, 1778, died at Cape May, 7 February, 1833, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 3 Au- 
gust, 1896, Mary Eldredge, born at Cape May, 16 March, 17B5, 
(25 February given as the date of birth in family bible — see 
page 33), died at Cape May, 16 June, 1863, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue :■ — 

(1) ARTIS HUGHES, married Nancy Tomlinson, and 
had: LYDIA HUGHES, who married Isaac Connor, and had 
HARRY CONNOR and SOPHIE CONNOR; ELLEN 
HUGHES. 

(2) MEMUCAN HUGHES, born at Cape May, 1810, 
married Mary P. Edmunds. (For descendants see page 329). 

(3) SOPHIA HUGHES, born 14 October, 1812, married 
Aaron Bennett. (For descendants see page 258). 

(4) ISABELLA HUGHES, died without issue. 

(5) ISRAEL HUGHES, born 5 April, 1822, married 
Elizabeth H. Hoffman. (For descendants see page 259). 

(6) MARY ANN HUGHES, married Evan Davis, and 
had, ED^Y1N LEWIS AAVIS, who married Cecelia Frances 
Roseman, and had : SARAH DAVIS, deceased ; HARRY BAR- 
BOUR DAVIS, married Lois M. Whilldin, and had, HELENA 
FRANCES DAVIS, who married Thomas Garry, and EDWIN 
LEWIS DAVIS. 

(7) MATILDA HUGHES, born 6 February, 1817, mar- 
ried Paul Barnes. (For descendants see page 260). 

(8) MARTHA HUGHES, married ISAAC WHILLDIN, 
(see page 215). 

(9) EVELINE HUGHES, died without issue. 

(10) CHARLOTTE HUGHES, married Peter Briden- 
thal, no issue. 

249 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
THOMAS HURST HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the ^Mayflower see page 205. 

THOMAS HURST HUGHES^ (Ellis Hughes«, Hannah 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land-, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape 
May, 10 January, 1769, died at Cape May, 10 November, 1839, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery, but the date of birth on 
the stone was determined by subtracting an assumed age from 
the date of death and is evidently not exact), married 3 Decem- 
ber, 1788, Lydia Paige, born 13 May, 1767, died at Cape May, 3 
May, 1828, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 



Issue : 



(1) THOMAS PAIGE HUGHES, born at Cape May, 19 
January, 1790, married in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 
25 September, 1810, ]\Iary Boone, and had, BENJAMIN 
HUGHES, who married Mary Wales. 

(2) ELLIS HUGHES, born at Cape May, 2 July, 1793, 
married first Sarah Higgins, married second Nancy Teal. (For 
descendants see page 261). 

(3) LYDIA HUGHES, born at Cape May, 4 December, 
1795, married Richard Edmunds. (For descendants see page 
262). 

(4) ELEANOR HUGHES, born at Cape May, 12 May, 
1798, married Smith Ludlam, no issue. 

(5) SARAH HUGHES, born at Cape May, 31 May, 1800, 
married Eli B, Wales, (For descendants see page 313). 



(6) LOUISE HUGHES. 
250 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JOSEPH HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 205. 

JOSEPH HUGHES', (Ellis Huglies«, Hannah Whilldin^ 
Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), M^as born at Cape May, 17 
November, 1772, died at Cape May, 1,3 I\Iareh, 1813, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married Judith Bennett, (See 
also page 63). 

Issue : — 

(1) JUDITH HUGHES, married ISAAC WHILLDIN,' 
who was born at Cape May, 15 February, 1784, died 13 JNIay, 
1867, ISAAC WHILLDIN married first MAHALA ED- 
MUNDS. (See page 215). 

(2) THOMAS BUCK HUGHES, born at Cape May, 
married Jane Kennedy Sehellenger, and had one son, JOSEPH 
BOONE HUGHES, born 11 April, 1843, who married 1864, 
Sarah Townsend Stevens, born 30 August, 1843, died 23 Febru- 
ary, 1916, and had the following: 

Issue J 

GEORGE H. HUGHES, married Georgie Shaw. 

MARY HUGHES, married Charles E. Markley, and had 
JOSEPH MARKLEY and FRANK MARKLEY. 

SARAH HUGHES, married Winfield Scott Dilks. 

JOSEPH B. HUGHES, born 29 March, 1875, married 10 
November, 1902, Gertrude Entriken. 

CAROLINE B. HUGHES, born at Cape May, 17 April, 
1878, died 6 March, 1907, married 10 April, 1906, Henry Walk- 
er Hand. 

HARRY TAYLOR HUGHES, born 23 July, 1880, mar- 
ried 23 October, 1907, LENA BLATTNER HUGHES^\ (Rob- 
ert Chew Hughes^", John Haney Hughes'*, Ellis Hughes^, 
Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^, Hannah AVhilldin^ Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), (see page 321). 

THOMAS BUCK HUGHES, married first Clara Fender- 
son, married second Carrie Powell, and had, THOMAS POW- 
ELL HUGHES, born 20 December, 1917. 

251 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

ELEANOR HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 205. 

ELEANOR HUGHES^ (Ellis Hughes% Hannah Whill- 
din^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^^ Desire Howland^ 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
7 August, 1776, died at Cape May, 5 October, 1818, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemtery), married at Cape May, 20 December, 
17'98, Silas Matthews, born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 17 
September, 1777, died at Cape May, 8 September, 1830, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 



Issue : — 

(1) WILLI AIM MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 9 
March, 1800, married first Elizabeth Izard, married second 
Sarah Izard. (For descendants see pages 264, 265). 

(2) THOMAS MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 19 De- 
cember, 1801, died early. 

(3) ELEANOR MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 26 
June, 1804, married Mathias Lee. 

(4) HANNAH MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 24 
September, 1806, married Thomas Page Crowell. (For de- 
scendants see page 266). 

(5) THOilAS MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 4 Octo- 
l)er, 1808, married Sarah — ■■ . 

(6) SILAS MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 1 August, 
1811, married CHARLOTTE LEAMING, and died without 
issue — see page 144. 

(7) ISABELLA MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 9 
October, 1813, married Andrew H. Reeves. (For descendants 
see page 267). 

(8) CHARLOTTE MATTHEWS, born at Cape May, 21 
November, 1816, died 14 November, 1847, unmarried. 

252 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CATHARINE SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 248. 

CATHARINE SCHENCK^ (Zerniah Huglles^ Memucan 
Hiitrhes*', Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilklin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire HowLnnd^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 19 July, 1793, married John Schellen- 
ger. 

Issue : — 

(1) JOHN SCHENCK SCHELLENGER, born 8 March, 
1815, married Mary Davis, born 25 April, 1817. (For descend- 
ants see page 268). 

(2) SARAH SCHELLENGER, married Washington Sol- 
omon, and had CATHARINE ELIZA SOLOMON. 

(3) ZERUIAH SCHELLENGER, married Augustus 
Archarabauld, and had EDWIN ARCHAMBAULD. 

(4) and (5) ALICE and WILLIAM HENRY SCHEL- 
LENGER; WILLIAM HENRY died in infancy, ALICE 

SCHELLENGER, married • Young, and had ANNIE 

YOUNG, VIRGINIA YOUNG and ALONZO POTTER 
YOUNG. 

(6) CATHARINE SCHELLENGER, married Andrew 
Jackson McKaraher, and had: CHARLES McKARAHER; 
who married Eleanor Tait, and had, CHARLES GETHEN Mc- 
KARAHER, AVILLIAM BROOKS McKARAHER', JOHN 
TAIT McKARAHER; JOHN GETHEN McKARAHER, son 
of Andrew J. and CATHARINE, married Ella L. Nicholson; 
WILLIAM BROOKS McKARAHER, and ANDREW J. Mc- 
KARAHER, sons of Andrew J. and CATHARINE,, died in in- 
fancy. 

(7) ARABELLA SCHELLENGER, married John 
Mayne, and had HARRY MAYNE, EUGENE MAYNE and 
MILDRED MAYNE. 

(8) M'ELINDA SCHELLENGER, unmarried. 

(9) EMMA SCHELLENGER, married George Wyn- 
koop, and had JOSEPH WYNKOOP, CATHARINE WYN- 
KOOP and GEORGE WYNKOOP. 

(10) WILLIAM HENRY SCHELLENGER, married in 

the West. 

253 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
WILLIAM SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 248. 

WILLIAM SCHENCK«, (Zeruiah Hughes^ Memucan 
Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin^ Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Howhind", JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 29 May, 1795, died August, 1855, mar- 
ried at Cape May, 4 March, 1820, Mary 'Steelman. 

Issue : — 

(1) PHILIP SCHENCK, born near May's Landing, New 
Jersey, 9 March, 1822, married first 6 December, 1841, Eliza- 
beth Ann Taylor, born about 1825, died 1 ^May, 1853 ; married 
second, 6 December, 1866, Elizabeth Champion, born 17 Janu- 
ary, 1847-8, and had by first wife :— PHILIP SCHENCK, born 
1842, killed in Civil War ; GEORGE SCHENCK, born 1844, 
killed in Civil War; SMITH SCHENCK, born 1846, died in 
Southern Hospital during same War ; ANNA SCHENCK, born 
1851; SEYMOUR SCHENCK, (by second wife) born 1868; 
REBECCA SCHENCK, born 23 September, 1870; SARAH 
SCHENCK, born 22, September, 1873. 

(2) URIAH SCHENCK, born near May's Landing, New 
Jersey, about 1824, married Catharine Simpkins. (For de- 
scendants see page 270). 

(3) JAMES W. SCHENCK, born 1826, near May'* 
Landing, New Jersey, married Rose Ann Emmell. She was 
born 9 February, 1829. (For descendants see page 271). 

(4) ROBERT SCHENCK, born 1828, near May's Land- 
ing, New Jersey, married Hannah Simpkins, and had ANN E. 
SCHENCK, born 1849, married 1868, Charles Pierce, born 26 
March, 1851. 

(5) RECOMPENSE SCHENCK, born near May's Land- 
ing, New Jersey, 1834, married Rachel Harris. 

(6) REBECCA SCHENCK, born near May's Landing, 
1837, married William Miskell. 

254 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

NANCY SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 248. 

NANCY SCHENCK^ (Zeruiah Hughes^ Memucan 
Hiighes«, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Rowland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was Iwrn 19 December, 1800, died at Cape May, 23 May, 1854, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 5 December, 
1820, Recompence Hand, born at Rio Grande, New Jersey, 20 
November, 1795, died at Cape May, 15 April, 1871, (tombstone 
in Cold Spring Cemetery). 
Issue : — 

(1) ROBERT S. HAND, born 1821, married JANE 
LE AMINO. (For descendants see page 272). 

(2) ISAAC M. HAND, born 13 October, 1823, died 14 
March, 1899, married 21 ]\Iay, 1848, Matilda S. Weeks, and 
had: CHARLES W. HAND, born 19 May, 1851, died 12 Octo- 
ber, 1884, married 31 August, 1875, Katharine Smith, and had 
BESSIE HAND, horn 1 October, 1878; WALTER T. HAND, 
born 25 December, 1853, died 27 February, 1876; MATILDA 
HAND, born 12 May, 1858 ; VIRGINIA HAND, born 14 Octo- 
ber, 1860, married 2 June, 1890, Andrew T. Kay. 

(3) HENRY HAND, Ijorn 31 January, 1826, married 
Eliza Doak. (For descendants see page 273). 

(4) RECOMPENCE HAND, born 16 March, 1828, mar- 
ried Martha Thompson. (For descendants see page 275). 

(5) WILLIAM F. HAND, married Ann M. Tomlin. 

(6) ANNIE S. HAND, married Richard R. Thompson. 
(For descendants see page 276). 

(7) HENRIETTA HAND, married WILLIAM J. BEN- 
NETT. (For descendants see page 164.) 

(8) REBECCA HAND, married Nicholas Corson. No 

ISSl] G 

(9) ENOCH HAND, married Clara Green. 

(10) JOSEPH HAND, married JOSEPHINE WARE. 
(For descendants see page 277). 

(11) ELIZA HAND, married first SMITH HUGHES, 
married second Robert Chambers. 

255 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
MARTHA SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 248. 

MARTHA SCHENCK^, (Zeruiah Hughes% Memucan 
Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born 19 December, 1800, died 11 October, 1836, married 3 
December, 1821, Philip Hand, born 28 October, 1797, died 12 
August, 1881, (tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — ' 

(1) ACHSAH HAND, born 1 November, 1822, married 
first, 28 May, 1840, Walter Dyer Naves, born 2 May, 1820, mar- 
ried second John Wood. (For descendants see pa^e 278). 

(2) PHILIP HAND, born 6 June, 1824, married LYDIA 
PAIGE HUGHES. (For descendants see page 288). 

(3) JOSIAH HAND, born 18 March, 1827, died in in- 
fancy. 

(4) CALHOUN HAND, born 6 July, 1829, died in in- 
fancy. 

(5) ALEXANDER McKINSEY HAND, born 30 Novem- 
ber, 1830, died 9 December, 1855. No issue. 

(6) MARTHA ANN HAND, born 4 December, 1832, 
married Alphonzo Durham Lee. (For descendants see page 

279). 

(7) RACHEL HAND, born 7 January, 1836, died in in- 
fancy. 



256 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARIA STOCKTON SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 248. 

MARIA STOCKTON SCHENCK«, (Zeruiah Hughes% 
]\Iemucan Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 12 July, 1808, died at Cape 
]\Iay, 10 November, 1884, married at Cape May, 14 October, 
1830, William Cassedy born 1807, died at Cape May, 11 Au> 
gust, 1854, (tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) ELLEN MARIA CASSEDY, born 15 November, 
1834, married Benjamin Sparks. (For descendants see page 
281). 

(2) MARY ANN CASSEDY, born 27 April, 1836, mar- 
ried George Shaw. (For descendants see page 282). 

(3) and (4) WILLIAM FRANCIS CASSEDY and 
LOUISE CASSEDY, born 26 January, 1843 ; WILLIAM mar- 
ried Emma Willets, (for descendants see page 283)'; LOUISE 
married Wilson Banks. 

(5) SALLIE PENNOCK CASSEDY, born 29 August, 
1845, married Enos Roger Williams. (For descendants see 
page 284). 

(6) NANCY SCHENCK CASSEDY, born 10 March, 
1847, died 15 June, 1885, married Harry J. White, and had the 
following children :— FLORENCE WHITE, married Harry 
Rudolph ; ALBERT WHITE ; GE0R6IANNA WHITE, mar- 
ried William Smith; HARRY WHITE; WILLIAM WHITE; 
MARY ELLEN WHITE; SARAH WHITE; VIRGINIA 
WHITE ; ANNIE WHITE, who married Edwin Mitchell, and 
had, ANNA LOUISE MITCHELL, born at Camden, New Jer- 
sey, 20 June, 1906. 

257 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SOPHIA HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the IVIayflower see page 249. 

SOPHIA HUGHES^, (Israel Hughes^ Memucan Hughes% 
Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham% De- 
sire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was 
born at Cape May, 14 October, 1812, died at Cape May, 22 Jan- 
uary, 1847, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at 
Cape May, 30 October, 1830, Aaron Bennett, born at Cape May, 
11 February, 1811, drowned in Delaware Bay, 8 November, 
1850. 

Issue : — 

(1) JAMES C. BENNETT, deceased. 

(2) ISABELLA BENNETT, born at Cape May, 29 
March, 1835, died 8 August, 1904, married 24 January, 1855, 
Smith Gilbert, born 28 January, 1829, died 19 May, 1910, and 
had, MARY H. GILBERT, born 9 February, 1857, married 26 
November, 1879, George Jonas, born 8 May, 1859, and had 
ANNA I. JONAS, born 17 August, 1881. 

(3) SOPHIA H. BENNETT born at Cape May, Octo- 
ber, 1837, married John Ferguson. 

(4) AARON BENNETT, deceased. 

(5) HENRY BENNETT, deceased. 

(6) OCIE BENNETT, born at Cape May, 20 August, 
1846, married at Cape May, 9 June, 1869, JOSEPH COXE 
ELDREDGE», (Joseph Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge% Aaron 
Eldredge^ Mercy Learning'^, Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). 
(For descendants see page 138). 

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MAIPLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTt 

ISRAEL HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 249. 

ISRAEL HUGHE S«, (Israel Hughes^ Memucan Hughes^ 
Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham,^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Cape May, 5 April, 1882, died at Cape May, 27 January, 1904, 
married at Cape May, 14 May, 1842, Elizabeth H. Hoffman, 
born 22 April, 1821, died 13 March, 1893. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELIZABETH H. HUGHES, born 9 April, 1843, died 
16 January, 1872. 

(2) JUDITH H. HUGHES, born 4 November, 1844, died 
5 January, 1857. 

(3) ISRAEL PUTNAM HUGHES, born 14 May, 1846, 
died 8 January, 1910, married Amanda Clark, and had : WAR- 
REN HUGHES, married Frances Atchison, and had GRACE 
HUGHES, JEAN HUGHES, BLANCHE HUGHES, WAR- 
RENA HUGHES, and EDITH HUGHES; BLANCHE 
HUGHES, married Joseph Stretch, and had BLANCHE 
STRETCH; FLOYD HUGHES, married Mary Shinn. 

(4) JOSEPH WARREN HUGHES, born 5 Septem- 
ber, 1850, died March, 1911, married Mary Ella Bass, and had: 
PERCY V. HUGHES, married Nellie Souder, and had MARY 
ELLA HUGHES and FRANCIS HUGHES; ELSIE P. 
HUGHES, married Charles Arnold, and had WARREN ARN- 
OLD and CHARLES ARNOLD; ELIZABETH HUGHES 
married Andrew Kindberg, and had CARL KINDBERG and 
ELLA KINDBERG; EDWARD L. HUGHES married Maude 
R. Corson, and had GWENDOLYN HUGHES', born 7 August, 
1910. 

(5) AZELIA HUGHES, born 3 May, 1852, died 1 De- 
cember, 1912, married Enoch Hitchner, and had: RICHARD 
HITCHNER, ROYCE HITCHNER, and ELIZABETH 
HITCHNER, who married Leaming Hand, and had: KEN- 
NETH HAND, AZELIA HAND, and NATHALIE HAND. 
(Enoch J. Hitchner died 1 November, 1920). 

(6) RICHARD HUGHES, born 30 May, 1854, died 9 
September, 1889. 

259 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MATILDA HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 249. 

MATILDA HUGHES^ (Israel Huglles^ Memucan 
Hughes*, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), was born at Cape May, 6 February, 1817, died at Phil- 
adelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 July, 1855, married 1 October, 1835, 
Paul Barnes, born 9 June, 1805, died at Philadelphia, 5 Febru- 
ary, 1860. 

Issue : — 

(1) PAUL HENRY BARNES, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 26 May, 1841, died at Billingsport, New Jersey, 
8 July, 1896, married at Philadelphia, 17 May, 1864, Mary 
Maull Maxwell, born at Philadelphia, 15 October, 1840, and had 
the following children :— MARY EMILY BARNES, born at 
Philadelphia, 22 October 1865, deceased; IRENE MATILDA 
BARNES, born at Philadelphia, 8 August, 1867, deceased; 
PAUL HENRY BARNES, Jr., born at Philadelphia, 3 Janu- 
ary, 1872; ANDREW MAXWELL BARNES, born at Phila- 
delphia, 8 August, 1874, deceased; ELLERSLIE WALLACE 
BARNES, born at Philadelphia, 8 October 1880; ALBERT 
MAULL BARNES, born at Philadelphia, 5 March, 1883. 

(2) ISRAEL HUGHES BARNES, died in Civil War. 

(3) MARY HUGHES BARNES, married George Steven- 
son, and had:— GEORGE BARNES STEVENSON, born at 
Philadelphia, 3 September, 1869; CLARA BRAINERD STE- 
VENSON; HELEN HUGHES STEVENSON; MARY MA- 
TILDA STEVENSON. 

(4) SARAH MATILDA BARNES, married Samuel 
Mason Graffen, and had:— CHARLES H. GRAPFEN, born at 
Philadelphia October, 1871; PAUL BARNES GRAFFEN, 
born at Philadelphia, 21 April, 1873 ; GEORGE STEVENSON 
GRAFFEN, born at Philadelphia, 20 August, 1876. 

260 



MAYF'LOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ELLIS HUGHES 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 250. 

ELLIS HUGHE S«, (Thomas Hurst Hughes^ Ellis 
Hughes^ Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham\ Desire Howland% JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 2 June, 1793, died at Cape May, 1 June, 
1863, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married first at 
Cape May, 16 October, 1813, Sarah Higgins (see Session Book 
of Cold Spring Church in this volume page 46), who was bom 
1795, died 15 October, 1821 ; married second Nancy Teal, born 
1802, died at Cape May, 7 February, 1869. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELLIS HUGHES, who married Hester Oram, and 
had: OLIVE HUGHES, married Samuel Wiley, and had, 
OLIVE WILEY and HELEN WILEY; EDWARD HUGHES, 
married Lavina Keeler, and had, PAUL S. HUGHES, who 
married Grace Childery and had, MARION HUGHES, born 
30 June, 1918, FRANK WILEY HUGHES, (son of ED- 
WARD) ; SARAH HUGHES, married Lewis Corson, and had, 
GILBERT CORSON, who married Clara Somers; FRANK 
HUGHES, deceased; CLINTON HUGHES. 

(2) SARAH HUGHES, born 7 January, 1816, married 
Randolph Marshall, M. D. (For descendants see page 285). 

(3) THOMAS H. HUGHES (by second wife), born 27 
June, 1827, married first Mary Teal, married second Hannah 
Grace Corson. (For descendants see page 286). 

(4) JOHN HANEY HUGHES, born 9 April, 1834, mar- 
ried first Elizabeth Chew, married second Anna M. Brandriff. 
(For descendants see page 285). 

(5) LYDIA PAIGE HUGHES, born 2 February, 1828, 
married Philip Hand. (For descendants see page 288). 

(6) RICHARD HUGHES. 

(7) -SMITH HUGHES. 

(8) ALBERT HUGHES. 

(9) MARTHA HUGHES, died unmarried. 

(10) ANNIE HUGHES, born 19 December, 1830, mar- 
ried Edward Hicks Phillips, M. D. (For descendants see page 
287). 

261 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

LYDIA HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 250. 

LYDIA HUGHES«, (Thomas Hurst Hughes^ Ellis 
Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 4 December, 1795, died at Cold Spring 
14 December 1862 (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), mar- 
ried at Cape May, 31 December, 1812, Richard Edmunds, bom 
22 December, 1785, died at Burlington, New Jersey, 28 October, 
1846. (For record of marriage see page 46). 

Issue :• — 

(1) FRANKLIN DAVENPORT EDMUNDS, born 3 
June, 1814, married Ann Marshall Stanger. (For descendants 
see page 290). 

(2) RICHARD DOWNS EDMUNDS, born 24 Septem- 
ber, 1815, married Jane Stevens, (For descendants see page 
291). 

(3) THOMAS HUGHES EDMUNDS, born 16 August, 
1818, married Mary D. Crane. (For descendants see page 292). 

(4) EVAN EDMUNDS, died 16 March, 1885, married 
Shute, and had son BENJAMIN EDMUNDS. 



(5) PARSONS EDMUNDS, born 1 December, 1821, 
married Catharine Beck Rudiman. (For descendants see page 
293). 

(6) BENJAMIN EDMUNDS, born 20 May, 1824. 

(7) ROBERT EDMUNDS, born 5 June, 1826, married 
Lydia Marshall. (For descendants see page 294). 

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MAYF'LOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LYDIA HUGHES 

(8) PAGE EDMUNDS, born at Fishing Creek, New Jer-* 
sey, 6 January, 1828, married Susan Elizabeth Cowart. (For 
descendants see page 295). 

(9) LYDIA PAGE EDMUNDS, born 18 December, 
1829, died at Camden, New Jersey, 7 November, 1905, married 
first 8 May, 1846, Joseph Perkins, born in Burlington County, 
New Jersey, 28 February, 1822, died at Skippack, Pennsylvania, 
1890. 

Children of LYDIA PAGE EDMUNDS and Joseph Per- 
kins her husband ^— EMMA PERKINS, married first 30 Au- 
gust, 1866, Henry Augustus Carty, born at Philadelphia, 28 
April, 1847, and had HENRY CAefTY and CHARLES CAR- 
TY; married second Samuel Conway. ANNA C. PERKINS 
married first 15 September, 1869, Giovanni Patroni, and had 
ELEANOR PATRONI, married Henry Church HuUinger; 
EMMA PATRONI; LYDIA PATRONI; BERNARD PAT- 
RONI. ANNA C. PERKINS married second Washington 
Kugler. 

LYDIA PAGE EDMUNDS married second John A. Wil- 
son. 

(10) CHARLES CARROL EDMUNDS, born 11 Decem- 
ber, 1831, died 18 May, 1897, married 20 February, 1855, Mar- 
garet Goeller, born 19 October, 1820, died 8 May, 1909, and had 
CHARLES CARROLL EDMUNDS, FREDRICA EDMUNDS, 
FRANCIS HENRY EDMUNDS, and BRISTOL HUBERT 
EDMUNDS. (See page 296). 

(11) ELEANOR LUDLAM EDMUNDS, born 20 Sep- 
tember, 1833, died 24 May, 1911, married MATTHEW 
WHILLDIN HALL. (For descendants see page 243). 

(12) TRYPHENE CROWELL EDMUNDS, born 26 
February, 1835, married first Benjamin Bellangy, married sec- 
ond John Weatherly. (For descendants see page 297). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
WILLIAM MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 252. 

WILLIAM MATTHEWS^, (Eleanor Hughes", Ellis 
Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 9 March, 1800, died at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 31 January, 1874, married first 12 September, 
1821, Elizabeth Izard, born at Green Creek, New Jersey^ 7 Sep- 
tember, 1799, died at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 25 November, 
1827, (tombstones in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) RICHARD MATTHEWS, born 9 June, 1823, died 
27 December, 1824. 

(2) REV. ALBERT MATTHEWS, born at Fishing 
Creek New Jersey, 5 January, 1825, died at Vineland, New 
Jersey, 6 December, 1906, married 19 March, 1847, EMILY 
LEAMING, and had the following children: WILLIAM L. 
MATTHEWS, LOTTIE L. MATTHEWS, MARY EMMA 
MATTHEWS, ALBERT H. MATTHEWS, KATE S. MAT- 
THEWS. (For full record of family see page 300). 

(3) RICHARD MATTHEWS 2nd, born at Dias Creek, 
New Jersey, 16 February, 1827', died at Cold Spring, 27 Octo- 
ber, 1915, married first at Cape May, 14 December, 1854, Eliza 
Hand; married second at Cape May Court House, New Jersey, 
18 December, 1864, Sarah Jones Bate, born at Camden, New 
Jersey, 21 September, 1836, died at Fishing Creek, New Jer- 
sey, 8 September, 1909, and had ALBERT J. MATTHEWS, 
born 25 December, 1865, married 31 October, 1897, Isabella 
Agnes Miller. 



264 



MAYFLOWEK DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLIAM MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 252. 

WILLIAM MATTHEWS^, (Eleanor Hughes^ Ellis 
Hughes«, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin^ Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 9 March, 1800, died at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 31 January, 1874, married second at Cape May 
Court House, New Jersey, 19 October, 1828, Sarah Izard, sister 
of his first wife, born at Green Creek, New Jersey, 26 Novem- 
ber, 1802, died at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 26 May, 1879, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) ELIZABETH MATTHEWS, born at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 7 July, 1830, married Clayton Sapp. (For de- 
scendants see page 301). 

(2) WILLIAM HENRY MATTHEWS, born at Fishing 
Creek, 8 January, 1833, died 2 March, 1919, married Adeline 
Teal, and had AWILDA MATTHEWS. 

(3) ISAAC PAGE MATTHEWS, born at Fishing 
Creek, 15 November, 1835, died 6 December, 1919, married Abi- 
gail Parsons Townsend. 

(4) JONATHAN H. MATTHEWS, born at Fishing 
Creek, 20 July, 1838, married Martha Swain Price. (For de- 
scendants see page 302). 

(5) SILAS MATTHEWS, born at Fishing Creek, 27 
March, 1841, died 28 November, 1914, married JULIA 
HUGHES. (For descendants see page 146). 

(6) CHARLES MATTHEWS, born at Fishing Creek, 7 
June, 1844, married Tryphena Teal. 

265 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

HANNAH MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 252. 

HANNAH MATTHEWS^, (Eleanor Huglles^ Ellis 
Hilghes^ Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*^ Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 24 September, 1806, 
died at Norfolk, Virginia, 11 February, 1875, married at Fish- 
ing Creek, 31 May^ 1826, Capt. Thomas Page Crowell, born at 
Fishing Creek, 27 February, 1798, died at Cape May, 16 Au- 
gust, 1876. 

Ifjiuc : — 

(1) DeWITT CLINTON CROWELL, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 5 February, 1828, died at Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, 25 November, 1874^ married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 

8 February, 1859, HANNAH A. ELDREDGE^ (William El- 
dredge^, Aaron Eldredge^ Aaron Eldredge^, Mercy Leaming^, 
Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM). (For descendants see page 
140). 

(2) SARAH VIRGINIA CROWELL, bom at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 8 November, 1829, died at Philadelphia, 10 
June, 1831. 

(3 THOMAS MONROE CROWELL, bom at Philadel- 
phia, 20 November, 1831, married 2 January, 1860, Hannah I. 
Shinn. 

(4) VIRGINIA CAROLINE CROWELL, born at Phila- 
delphia, 12 July, 1835, died at Philadelphia, 25 January, 1836. 

(5) HARRIET CECELIA CROWELL born at Philadel- 
phia, 16 January, 1837, died 8 February, 1917, married George 
W. Munson, (no issue). 

(6) LYDIA JANE CROWELL, born at Philadelphia, 10 
March, 1842, died at Philadelphia, 2 February, 1905, married 
CAPTAIN ELI DOWNS EDMUNDS. (For descendants see 
page 303). 

(7) EMMA LOUISA CROWELL, born at Philadelphia, 

9 November, 1843, died at Houghton, Michigan, 3 April, 1874, 
married at Norfolk, Virginia, 26 October, 1869, Rev. James 
Henry Barnard. 

266 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ISABELLA MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 252. 

ISABELLA MATTHEWS^ (Eleanor Hughes^ Ellis 
Hughes*, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was bom at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 9 October, 1813, died 
at Cape May, 30 June, 1861, married 30 January, 1834, Andrew 
H. Reeves, born at Cape May, 10 April, 1805, died at Cape 
May, 6 February, 1875, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) CLEMENT B. REEVES, born at Cape May, 20 Au- 
gust, 1835, married HANNAH M. CRESSE. (See page 181). 

(2) EMMA R. REEVES, born 22 November, 1837, died 
12 May, 1838. 

(3) SAMUEL W. REEVES, born 1 October, 1839, died 
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 May, 1904, married TRY- 
PHENA ED]\rUNDS. (For descendants see page 314). 

(4) MARY ELIZABETH REEVES, born at Cape May, 
15 July, 1841, married at Cape May, 31 August, 1862, AN- 
THONY CREESE. (See page 181). 

(5) WILLIAM HENRY REEVES, born 17 January, 
1843, married ELIZABETH B. EDMUNDS. (For descend- 
ants see page 311). 

(6) CHARLES CLINTON REEVES, born 1 January, 
1845, married Sarah S. Smith, and had ELIZABETH 
REEVES, JULIA REEVES and ANDREW REEVES. 

(7) EMMA JULIA REEVES, born 30 May, 1848, mar- 
ried HENRY ELDREDGE. (For descendants see page 304). 

(8) CHARLOTTE REEVES, bom 15 October, 1850, 
married WALTER HAND. (See page 288). 

267 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JOHN SCHELLENGER 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 253. 

JOHN SCHELLENGER^, (Catharine Schenck«, Zeruiah 
Hughes^ Memucan Hughes*, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born 8 March, 1815, married 25 October, 
1835, Mary Davis. 

Issue :■ — 

(1) THOMAS BULL SCHELLENGER, born 22 August, 
1837, married at Camden, New Jersey, 10 May, 1877, Mary 
Cloak, and had the following children: JOHN SCHENCK 
SCHELLENGER, born 7 February, 1880, married 24 June, 
1907, Martha Butler; MARTHA SCHELLENGER, born 19 
May, 1890, married 9 April, 1913, Harry Yoxal Smyth, and had, 
ANN YOXAL SMYTH, bom 12 June, 1914, MARY EMILY 
SMYTH, born 17 August, 1916; ANN EMILIA SCHELLEN- 
GER, born 17 February, 1897. 

(2) VIRGIL DAVIS SCHELLENGER born 3 August, 
1839, died 31 March, 1908, married 5 February, 1865, Emily 
Garrison, died 21 November, 1910, and had: LEVI SCHEL- 
LENGER, died in infancy; BERTHA SCHELLENGER, born 
25 December, 1872, married WILLIAM HUDSON THOMP- 
SON, (see page 276), and had, EMILY SCHELLENGER 
THOMPSON, born 25 July, 1891, who married 30 October, 
1914, Gysbertus Rief, and had, VIRGIL SCHELLENGER 
RIEF, born 2 September, 1915. 

(3) MARIA CROWELL SCHELLENGER, born 1842, 
died at the age of seven years. 

(4) MARY ELIZABETH SCHELLENGER, born 24 
February, 1847, married Thomas S. Stevens, and had the fol- 
lowing children : — 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JOHN SCHELLENGER 

Children of MARY ELIZABETH SCHELLENGER and 
Thomas S. Stevens, her husband :—MELINDA STEVENS, 
married DANIEL FITHIAN ELDREDGE", (Daniel Crowell 
Eldredge^, Deborah Whilldin Ware% Deborah Whilldin^ Jona- 
than Whilldin" James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM), for children see page 234; CHARLES SMITH STEV. 
ENS, married SARAH GENEVIEVE SHEPPARD^", (Abi- 
gail Hughes Learning^, Israel Learning®, Spicer Leaming^, 
Christopher Leaming^, Christopher Leaming^, Hannah Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN ROWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), see page 182. 

CAROLINE HALL STEVENS, married Franklin West 
Poynter, and had THOMAS POYNTER and FRANKLIN 
POYNTER. 

(5) ZERUIAH SCHELLENGER, born 14 September, 
1848, married Jonathan Crawford Stevens and had the follow- 
ing children:— THOMAS SCHELLENGER STEVENS, mar- 
ried Bessie Townsend, and had : RALPH STEVENS, who mar- 
ried Charlotte Kimball, and had DOROTHY KIMBALL STE- 
VENS ; ALFRED STEVENS ; HELEN STEVENS and ELIZ- 
ABETH STEVENS. 

MARY STEVENS, married Edward Yeates. 
REBECCA MECRAY STEVENS. 

(6) MARIA SCHELLENGER, born 25 August, 1850, 
married Charles W. Corson. 

(7) SARAH SCHELLENGER, born 25 January, 1852, 
married Charles White, and had: HARRIET WHITE, died at 
the age of seven years; FLORENCE WHITE, who married 
John Ashcroft, and had, JOHN ASHCROFT and FLORENCE 
ASHCROFT. 

(8) MELINDA SCHELLENGER, born 1857, died in in- 
fancy. 

(9) JOHN SCHELLENGER, died in infancy. 

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MAYF'LOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAlt COUNTt 
URIAH SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 254, 

URIAH SCHENCK^, (William Schenck^, Zeruiah 
Hughes^ Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at "Oak Woods," near May's 
Landing, New Jersey, about 1824, died at Finches Hill, New 
Jersey, 1851, married Catharine Simpkins. 

Issue : — 

(1) JOHN SCHENCK, born near May's Landing, New 
Jersey, 1842, married 1864, Sarah E. Turpin, and had: — 
PRISCILLA SCHENCK, born 1864; URIAH SCHENCK, 
born 1866; BLANCHE SCHENCK, born 1868; SARAH 
SCHENCK, born 1873; KATE SCHENCK, born 1878. 

(2) REV. WILLIAM S. SCHENCK, born near May's 
Landing, New Jersey, 1844, married 1866, )Rachel Bounds, and 
had:— MARY ELLA SCHENCK, born 1867; WILLIAM S. 
SCHENCK, bom 1873; JOHN S. SCHENCK born 1878; 
RACHEL S. SCHENCK, born 1882. The REV. WILLIAM 
S. SCHENCK was pastor of the First Wesleyan Methodist 
Church at Vineland, New Jersey, in 1883. 

(3) MARY SCHENCK, born at Finches Hill, New Jer- 
sey, 1846, married 1862, Jonathan Hand. 

(4) ZECHERIA SCHENCK, born 1848, died in infancy. 

(5) ABIGAIL SCHENCK, born at Finches Hill, New 
Jersey, 1851^ married 1872, George Hunt. ' 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES W. SCHENCK 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 254. 

JAI^IES W. SCHENCK°, (William Schenek«, Zeruiah 
Hughes^ Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whill- 
din^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Oak Hill, near May's Landing, 
New Jersey, 1826, married 23 December 1848, Rose Anna or 
Rosanna Emmell, born 9 February, 1829. 

Issue : — 

(1) AARON E. SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New Jer- 
sey, 30 April, 1849. 

(2) ANNA MARIA SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New 
Jersey, 17 March, 1851, married 10 May, 1874, William Truitt. 

(3) LEWIS E. SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New Jer- 
sey, 23 August, 1853. 

(4) SARAH EMMA SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New 
Jersey, 8 September, 1855. 

(5) WILLIAM W. SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New 
Jersey, 12 October, 185T. 

(6) FRANCES S. SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New 
Jersey, 28 May, 1861. 

(7) SYLVIN EMILY SCHENCK, born at Emelville, 
New Jersey, 24 August, 1863.. 

(8) WALTER SCHENCK born at Emelville, New Jer- 
sey, 21 June, 1866. 

(9) MARY L. SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New Jer- 
sey, 27 April, 1868. 

(10) PHILIP SCHENCK, born at Emelville, New Jer- 
sey, 26 February, 1873. 

For a full account of the Schenck family, see ''The Rev. 
William Schenck — his Ancestry and his Descendants"; com- 
piled by A. D. Schenck, U. S. Army, published at Washington, 
D. C, 1883. 

271 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ROBERT SCHENCK HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 255. 

ROBERT SCHENCK HAND^ (Nancy Schenck«, Zeruiah 
Hughes^, Memuean Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Corham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 1821, died at Cape 
May, 20 November, 1878, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery), married at Cape May, 3 December, 1844, JANE LEAM- 
ING, (see page 180), who was born at Cape May, 1823, died at 
Cape May, 9 February, 1875, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery). 



Issue : — 

(1) MARY JANE HAND, born at Cape May, 23 June, 
1846, married James Hand, and had: DANIEL HAND, who 
married Emma Corson, and had, JAMES HAND and EDITH 
HAND ; WALTER HAND, married Bertha Johnson, and had, 
LESLIE HAND and MELLA HAND, who married Russell Ly- 
ons and had, JEAN LYONS; WILLIAM E. HAND. 

' (2) JULIA L. HAND, born at Cape May, 5 September, 
1848, married John Kirby, and had: MATTIE KIRBY, who 
married Louis Washburn, and had, RICHARD WASHBURN ; 
JENNIE KIRBY, and ELLA KIRBY, who married Edgar See. 

(3) MELINDA LUDLAM HAND, born at Cape May, 1 
September, 1850, married James Swain, and had, LINDA 
SWAIN. 

(4) ELLA HAND, born 8 August, 1852, married Still- 
well Eldredge, who died without issue 1 March, 1902, (tomb- 
stone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(5) ROBERT SCHENCK HAND, born at Cape May, 19 
March, 1854 married 2 January, 1881, Kate Stelzer Hebenthal, 
and had: ALICE BROWN HAND, born 21 April, 1882, died 
24 May, 1889 ; Caroline Hebenthal Hand, born 19 September* 
1885, married Karl L. Miller. 

(6) MILTON HAND, bom 11 December, 1856, married 
Annie Bishop he died 24 April, 1918. 

(7) WILLIAM FREDERICK HAND, born 2 November, 
1859, married Sallie Peterson, and had: SHERWOOD HAND, 
who married JULIA BLATTNER, and had, DOROTHY 
EDNA HAND; LINDA HAND. 

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MAYFLOWEB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HENRY HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 255. 

HENRY HAND^ (Nancy Schenek^, Zeruiah Hughes^, 
Memucan Hughes^ Hannah Whilldin'*, Joseph Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 31 January, 1826, died at 
Cape May, 7 October, 1897, married at Cape May, 28 Septem- 
ber, 1852, Eliza Doak, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 
May, 1830. 

Issue 'J — 

(1) JOHN M. HAND, born at Cape May, 18 June, 1853, 
married first, 17 October, 1883, Lillian Eleanor Arnold, who 
died 14 April, 1912, and had RECOMPENSE ARNOLD 
HAND, born at Warren, Pennsylvania, 13 April, 1887, married 
31 August, 1914, Rose Irene Smart, and had BARBARA HEL- 
EN HAND, born at Warren, Pennsylvania, 7 October, 1915; 
LILLIAN ELEANOR HAND, born at Warren, Pennsylvania, 
August, 1918. JOHN M. HAND married second Mrs. Hattie 
Newton. 

(2) WILLIAM C. HAND, born at Cape May, 12 Decem- 
ber, 1854, died in infancy. 

(3) ANNIE T. HAND, born at Cape May, 24 March, 
1856, died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 September, 1916, 
married at Cape May, 1 March, 1876, Arthur M. Sidney, and 
had FLORENCE CUSTIS SIDNEY, at Cape May, 25 Octo- 
ber, 1880, died 29 July, 1888. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
HENRY HAND 

(4) LENA D. HAND, born in Minnesota, 9 January, 
1859, married at Cape May, 8 September, 1878, George M. 
Jones, at Camden, New Jersey, and had the following children : 

HENRY HAND JONES, bom 3 May, 1879, married 3 
April, 1905, Florence Woltemate, and had ROBERT HENRY 
JONES, bom 14 Febraary, 1906, died 3 January, 1920, MAR- 
ION W. JONES, born 12 October, 1910, STEPHEN 
SCHENCK JONES and ELIZABETH HAND JONES, born 
18 January, 1914. 

GEORGE HARVEY JONES, bom 6 Febraary, 1881. 

HELEN CUSTIS JONES, born 1 March, 1883, married 5 
December, 1906, Albert W. Woltemate, and had ALBERT W. 
WOLTEMATE, born at Mt. Airy, Pennsylvania, 17 November, 
1908 ; EDWARD WOLTEMATE, bom at Mt. Airy, 14 March, 
1912; GEORGE MILLARD WOLTEMATE, born at Mt. Airy, 
20 April, 1914; RICHARD CUSTIS WOLTEMATE, born at 
Mt. Airy, 24 July, 1916. 

MLLARD BOEHM JONES, bora 17 November, 1890. 

(5) GEORGE M, HAND, born at Cape May, 20 August, 
1862. 

(6) HENRY F. HAND, bora at Cape May, 26 October, 
1869, died 9 February, 1918, married Emma Bennett, and had 
one child, died in infancy, 

(7) JESSE RAYMOND HAND, born at Cape May, 9 
July, 1872, married 25 August, 1906, Clara Florence Sylvus, 
and had ANNIE SIDNEY HAND, born at New York, 26 May, 
1907; FLORENCE SYLVUS HAND, born at Philadelphia, 4 
May, 1910. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
RECOMPENCE HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Ma3rflower see page 255, 

RECOMPENCE HAND^, (Nancy Scllenck^ Zeruiah 
Hughes^, Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Wliilldin^ Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^*, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 16 March, 1828, mar- 
ried Martha Thompson, born 7 May, 1830. 

Issue i—~ 

(1) HARRY B. HAND, born at Cape May, 3 September, 
1851, married first at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 Septem- 
ber, 1874, Mary Ella Perkinpine, who died 5 February, 1885, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery) ; married second 26 June, 
1888, Alwilda Fisher. (For descendants see page 305). 

(2) ALFRED A. HAND, born at Cape May, 12 Decem- 
ber, 1845, married Ada Bennett, and had: ALFRED A. 
HAND, born at Cape May, 17 November, 1883, married Marie 
Clemonson, and had, CLEMENS HAND, born 26 July, 1915 ; 
CHARLES WAITE HAND, born at Cape May, 24 March, 
1890 ; LENORA HAND, born at Cape May, 3 December, 1892 ; 
ROBERT BETTY HAND, born at Cape May, 8 June, 1894; 
ISABELLE HAND, born at Cape May, 8 March, 1897, mar- 
ried Mellross Denny. 

(3) MARY HOWARD HAND, born 27 March, 1862, mar- 
ried Albert H. Perkinpine. i(For descendants see page 306). 

(4) BELLA HAND, born 5 February, 1864, n^arried 20 
May, 1885, George C. Crawford, and had : GEORGE LESLIE 
CRAWFORD, who married Delia Weaver, and had GEORGE 
LESLIE CRAWFORD; ALBERT PERKINPINE CRAW- 
FORD, born 28 June, 1893. 

(5) RICHARD HAND, born at Cape May, 9 February, 
1866, married at Cape May, Lillian Robinson, and had: 
RICHARD HAND, born at Cape May, 13 February, 1890, who 
married at Cape May, Miranda Stillwell, and had, REBECCA 
DOAK HAND, born at Cape May, 1 September, 1910 ; HARRY 
HAND, bom at Cape May, 13 October, 1894, married at Cape 
May, 23 December, 1917, Jennie Sutton, and had, LIDA DOAK 
HAND, born at Cape May, 12 December, 1918. 

HARRY B. HAND married third, 8 February, 1917, Eliza 
Stilwell Doak. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ANNIE SCHENCK HAND 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 255. 

ANNIE SCHENCK HAND^ (Nancy Schenck«, Zeruiah 
Hughes^, Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin', Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham', Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 1832, died at Cape 
May, 28 April, 1882, (burial in Cold Spring Cemetery), mar- 
ried 19 January, 1851, Richard Ryland Thompson, born 1823, 
died 19 January, 1878, (burial in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue * 

(i) HENRY CLEAVELAND THOMPSON, born 31 Oc- 
tober, 1851, married AprD, 1871, Linda May Kennedy, and 
had: ANNIE SCHENCK THOMPSON; CHARLOTTE KEN- 
NEDY THOMPSON; ELEANOR HUGHES THOMPSON; 
RICHARD RYLAND THOMPSON; MADGE CLIFFORD 
THOMPSON, died 2 July, 1887, (burial in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery). 

(2) RICHARD H. THOMPSON, bom 11 October, 1853, 
married Sadie Martin, and had, GEORGE THOMPSON and 
RICHARD THOMPSON. 

'(3) JOURDAN M. THOMPSON, born 17 October, 1855, 
married May Clements. 

(4) JOHN WEST THOMPSON, bom 17 June, 1857, 
married March 1882, Mary Schellenger, and had:— LOUISE 
THOMPSON, bom 31 April, 1884, who married Walter Fen- 
derson, Jr., and had, ROBERT CARROLL FENDERiSON, born 
11 February, 1916; FRANCES THOMPSON, bom 10 June, 
1890; MARIE THOMPSON, bom 9 April, 1894. 

(5) SAMUEL B. THOMPSON, bom 9 April, 1859, de- 
ceased. 

(6) ANNIE HAND THOMPSON, bom 24 November, 
1863, died 9 Febraary, 1865. 

(7) WILLIAM HUDSON THOMPSON, born 8 January, 
1867, married BERTHA SCHELLENGER. (For descendants 
see page 268). 

(8) JOSEPH LUDLAM THOMPSON, bom 16 Septem- 
ber, 1869. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JOSEPH HAND 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 255. 

JOSEPH HAND^ (Nancy Schenck^ Zeruiah Hughes^ 
Memucan Hughes«, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 21 November, 1841, mar- 
ried 27 January, 1863, JOSEPHINE WARE«, (Joseph Ware«, 
Harriet Whilldin% Jonathan Whilldin«, James Whilldin^, Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 15 October, 
1844, died at Cape May, 4 February, 1900, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). See page 220). 

Issue '•—~~ 

(1) ALBERT HAND, died in infancy. 

(2) FLORENCE HAND. 

(3) HARRIET HAND, married Richard Ware, and 
had: FLORENCE FILMORE WARE, who married JESSE 
OLIVER RUTHERFORD, (see page 328), and CLIFTON 
WARE. Richard Ware died 7 December 1919. 

(4) RODNEY PARKER HAND, married Emma Weav- 
er, and had, ALLEN WESTLEY HAND. 

(5) MARION CLEVELAND HAND, married William 
Hickey. 

(6) HAROLD HAND, married JENNIE CROWELL, 
and had, HAROLD HAND and RALSTON HAND. 

(7) ARTHUR GARFIELD HAND, died at the age of 
five years. 

(8) JOSEPH HAND, married Sarah Krause, and had: 
JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH HAND, born 10 May, 1914; 
RODNEY PARKER HAND, born 25 May, 1915, his twin sis- 
ter died at birth) ; DOROTHY KRAUSE HAND, bom 12 Au- 
gust, 1917. 

(9) MILDRED FULLER HAND 

For Pilgrim Ancestry of JENNIE CROWELL, see de- 
scendants of JANE CRESSE on page 186. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ACHSAH HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 256. 

ACHSAH HAND^ (Martha Schenck«), Zeruiah Hughes^ 
Memucan Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, Han- 
nah Go^ham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ THP] 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 1 November, 1823, died 11 
September, 1913, married first 28 May, 1840, Walter Dyer 
Naves, born 2 May, 1820, died at San Francisco, California, 17 
November, 1849 : married second John W. Wood. 



Issue * 

(i) BENJAMIN WALTER NAVES, born 17 February, 
1841, died 29 January, 1876, married November T, 1870, Mar- 
garet Agnes Robb, and had the following children: — 

MARTHA ACHSAH NAVES, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 28 September, 1871, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 23 August, 1894, William Sharpless, and had: 
MARGARET AGNES SHARPLESS, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 7 January, 1897; RUTHANNA SHARPLESS, 
born at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2 May, 1900; MARTHA 
ACHSAH SHARPLESS, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
20 October, 1906. 

ELIZA R. NAVES, bom at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
15 March, 1873. 

BENJAMIN WALTER NAVES, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 10 August, 1874, married at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania 26 September, 1900, Mary Frances Woodhull, and 
had, CORA GERALDINE NAVES, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 15 September, 1902; MARTHA FRANCES 
NAVES, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 September, 
1910. 

JAMES A. NAVES, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
29 March, 1876, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 
November, 1905, Marie Shur. 

(2 and 3) PHILIP NAVES and MARTHA ANN 
NAVES, born 11 September, 1843. 

PHILIP NAVES, died 25 February, 1845 ; MARTHA 
ANN NAVES died 22 May, 1870, married ALBERT G. REED 
BENNETT. (See page 165). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARTHA ANN HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 256. 

MARTHA ANN HAND», (Martha H. Schenek*, Zeruiah 
Hughes^^, Memucan Hughes®^ Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 4 December, 1832, 
died at Cape May, 26 August, 1907, married at Cape May, 10 
September, 1852^ Alphonzo D. Lee, born at DennisviUe, New 
Jersey, 15 January, 1827. 

Issue : — 

(1) JULIA ETTA LEE, born at Cape May, 10 March, 
1854, married at Cape May, 25 November, 1878, John Henry 
Ginder, born at Trenton, New Jersey, 1853^ died at Chester, 
Pennsylvania, 5 November, 1917, and had, CHARLES RICH- 
ARDSON GINDER, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 
September, 1879, who married at Cape May, 23 March, 1903, 
Arnulda Van Kessel Douglass, born 21 December, 1884, died at 
West Cape May, New Jersey, 29 August, 1918, and had WIL- 
BERT WILLIAM GINDER, bom at Cape May, 7 December, 
1904, and EARL DOUGLASS GINDER, born at Cape May, 1 
April, 1906. 

(2) and (3) SARAH LEE and ELIZABETH LEE, 
born at Cape May, 1 March, 1856, died in infancy. 

Arnulda Van Kessel Douglass, wife of CHARLES RICH- 
ARDSON GINDER, was the daughter of Freeman and Jose- 
phine Schellenger Douglass. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

(Issue of MARTHA ANN HAND and ALPHONZO D. 
LEE continued). 

'(4) LIZZIE HORTENSE LEE, born at Cape May, 1 
September, 1858, married at Cape May, 25 November, 1878, 
Charles Wilbert Richardson, born at Rio Grande, New Jersey, 
1853, (deceased), and had MABEL GOBEL RICHARDSON, 
born 8 October, 1892, married John Thompson Hewitt. (See 
page 144). 

(5) ALEXANDER LEE, born at Cape May, 28 Febru- 
ary, 1860, died 5 March, 1860. 

(6) and (7) MADELINE NAVES LEE and ANETTA 
LEE, bom at Cape May, 1 March, 1862. 

ANETTA LEE died in infancy; MADELINE NAVES 
LEE married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, William Soph Bar- 
nett, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 13 May, 1866, and had, 
OSCAR BARNETT, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 11 Sep- 
tember, 1891, who married at Jacksonville, Florida, 11 Decem- 
ber, 1917, Estelle Whitehead, born at Athens, Georgia and had 
MADELENE BARNETT, born at Jacksonville, Florida. 

William Soph Barnett, husband of MADELENE NAVES 
LEE, was the son of Furman and Sarah Hollingsworth Bar- 
nett; she (MADELENE NAVES LEE) died 25 February, 
191L 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELLEN MARIA CASSEDY 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 257. 

ELLEN MARIA CASSEDY^ (Maria Stockton Schenek«, 
Zeruiah Hughes^ Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin-'^ Jos- 
eph Whilldin^, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 15 
November, 1834, married at Cape May, 12 May, 1853, John 
Benjamin Sparks, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 Feb- 
ruary, 1828. 

Issue: — 

(1) EDWARD SPARKS, born at Cape May, 5 June, 
1854, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 May, 1878, 
Laura Lonsdale West, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 
April, 1856, and had: EARL LONSDALE SPARKS, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 November, 1880; STANLEY 
VAUGH SPARKS, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 
November, 1883. 

EDWARD SPARKS died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
26 May, 1888. 

(2) FRANK A. SPARKS, born at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 20 September, 1859, married at Millville, New Jersey, 
15 February, 1896, Elizabeth Maylin Newell, born at Millville, 
New Jersey, 5 IVIay, 1860, and hads — 

MARGARET IMAYLIN SPARKS, born at Woodbury, 
New Jersey, 12 January, 1897. 

WILLIAM NEWELL SPARKS, born at Leamington, 
England, 20 December, 1899. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARY ANN CASSEDY 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 257. 

MARY ANN CASSEDY*, (Maria Stockton Schenck«, Zer- 
uiah Hughes^, Memucan Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 27 April, 
1836, married at Millville, New Jersey, 20 April, 1858, George 
Shaw, born at Cumberland, New Jersey, 13 February, 1828. 

Issue : — 

(1) ALICE R. SHAW, born at Millville, New Jersey, 2 
November 1859, died in infancy. 

(2) HARRIET W. SHAW, bom at Millville, New Jer- 
sey, 27 February, 1861, married at Millville, New Jersey, Wil- 
liam C. Loper, died 26 July, 1896, and had WILLIAM 
STULTZ LOPER, born 26 November, 1890, died in infancy. 

(3) GEORGIANNA SHAW, born at Millville, New Jer- 
sey, 21 May, 1866, married George H. Hughes, and had the fol- 
lowing children: — 

EUGENE B. HUGHES, born 6 December, 1888, married 
Minnie Steffin, and had, DOROTHY J. HUGHES and EU- 
GENE HUGHES. 

HARRIET S. HUGHES, born 22 May, 1890, married 
Charles J. Kauffman, and had CHARLES KAUFFMAN. 

HARVEY H. HUGHES, born 22 January, 1892, died 
young. 

WILLIAM C. HUGHES, born 5 August, 1893, married 
Helen Garrison, and had GEORGE F. HUGHES. 

MABEL I. HUGHES, born 31 October, 1894, married 
Alex MeGee. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLIAM FRANCIS CASSEDY 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 257. 

WILLIAM FRANCIS CASSEDY% (Maria Stockton 
Schenck^, Zeruiah Hughes^, Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whill- 
din=, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
26 January, 1843, died at Cape May, 26 July, 1914, married at 
Cold Spring, New Jersey, 13 March, 1878, Emma L. Willets, 
born at Green Creek, New Jersey, 12 May, 1852. 

Issue : — 

(1) FRANK WILLETTS CASSEDY, born at Cape 
May, 13 July, 187'9, married 8 March, 1911, Helen Wales Lan- 
dis, and had FLORENCE LANDIS CASSEDY, born 5 March, 
1912 ; FRANK W. CASSEDY, born 13 November, 1913. 

(2) WILLIAM MORRIS CASSEDY, born at Cape May, 
2 August, 1881, married at Gloucester, New Jersey, 24 April, 
1916, MARTHA TOMLIN WALESi\ (Westley Rogers Wales", 
Thomas Roger Wales^ Sarah Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughes'^, 
Ellis Hughes^ Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah 
Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PIL- 
GRIM). (See page 317). ' 

(3 REBECCA MECRAY CASSEDY, born at Cape May, 
13 September, 1886, married 19 October, 1910, J. HARVEY 
BENNETT, (see page 241), and had, WILLIAM F. CASSB- 
DY BENNETT, born 26 July, 1911, died in infancy; ROB. 
ERT STOCKTON BENNETT, born 24 September, 1913. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SALLIE PENNOCK CASSEDY 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 25T. 

SALLIE PENNOCK CASSEDY^ (Maria Stockton 
Schenck*, Zeruiah Hughes% Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whill- 
din^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
29 August, 1845, married at Cape May, 13 November, 1867, 
Enos Roger Williams, born at Wallingford, Pennsylvania, 27 
February, 1842, died at Cape May, 14 April, 1895. 

Issue -J — 

(1) LIZZIE WILLIAMS, born 26 August, 1868, died in 
infancy. 

(2) ANNIE CASSEDY WILLIAMS, born 5 September, 
1869, married 13 October, 1889, Winf ield Scott Boody, and had 
WINIFRED ROGER BOODY, bom 1 April, 1897. 

(3) WILLIAM FRANCIS WILLIAMS, bom 28 March, 
1872, married 4 December, 1901, Sara Irene Melvin, and had 
FREDERICK MELVIN WILLIAMS, born 7 February, 1904. 

(4) HELEN BROWN WILLIAMS, born 10 January, 
1881, married 6 November, 1901, Virgil Maro Dow Marcy, M. 
D., and had, VIRGIL MARO DOW MARCY, born 11 June, 
1906. 

(5) CHARLES B. WILLIAMS, born 3 December, 1882, 
died in infancy. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SARAH HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 261. 

SARAH HUGHES^ (Ellis Hughes^ Thomas Hurst 
Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM)^ was born at Cape May, 7 January, 1816, married 
21 May, 1835, Randolph Marshall, M. D., born at Port Eliza- 
beth, New Jersey, 9 January, 1811, died at Marshallville, New 
Jersey, 19 February, 1879. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELLEN ]\LA.RSHALL, born 6 April, 1836, married 
Belford Smith. 

(2) SARAH 1VLA.RSHALL, born 7 September, 1838, mar- 
ried Henry S. Steelman, and had, ELLA STEELMAN, DAN- 
IEL STEELMAN and JENNIE STEELMAN. 

(3) BENJAMIN H. MARSHALL, born 25 September, 
1840, married Eliza Ogden, and had HARRIET 0. MAR- 
SHALL and SARAH H. MARSHALL. 

(4) JAMES L. MARSHALL, born 20 January, 1844, 
married Emma Smith, and had BURROUGHS MARSHALL 
and EMMA MARSHALL. 

(5) ELLIS H. MARSHALL, born 19 September, 1845, 
married first Hattie Shoemaker and had SARAH H. MAR- 
SHALL; married second Lydia Gandy, and had THOMAS 
MARSHALL. 

(6) JOSEPH C. MARSHALL, M. D., born 3 July, 1848. 

(7) RANDOLPH MARSHALL, M. D., born 11 June, 
1854, married Rae Steelman. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

THOMAS H. HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 261. 

THOMAS H. HUGHES^ (Ellis Hughes«, Thomas Hurst 
Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin', Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ John HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 27 June, 1827, died at 
"West Cape May, New Jersey, 13 February, 1913, married first 
at Cold Springy New Jersey, 4 July, 1852, Mary Teal; married 
second at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 8 August, 1870, Hannah 
Grace Corson. 

Issue : — 

(1) and (2) ELI HUGHES and ANNA HUGHES, born 
24 September, 1854, died in infancy. 

(3) ALEXANDER HUGHES, born 19 September, 1856, 
died 10 May, 1879. 

(4) PAULINE HUGHES, born 20 January, 1859, died 
3 February, 1862. 

(5) MARY HUGHES, born 5 November, 1871, married 
2 October, 1894, Theodore W. Reeves, and had ORION 
HUGHES REEVES, who married 11 May, 1918, IRENE B. 
MATTHEWS, and had, DOROTHY BEATRICE REEVES, 
born 12 August, 1920. (See page 302). 

(6) GILBERT C. HUGHES, born 29 April, 1874, mar- 
ried 19 October, 1897, HARRIET WHILLDIN STITES^", 
(Harriet Whilldin Ware^ Wilmon W. Ware,«, Harriet WhiU- 
din% Jonathan Whilldin*^, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM). For children see under descendants of HAR- 
RIET WHILLDIN WARE, page 221. 

(7) THOMAS HOWARD HUGHES, bom 29 May, 1877, 
died 16 October, 1902, married 19 April, 1901, Juliet Cherry, 
and had LESLIE C. HUGHES. 

(8) CAROLINE HUGHES, born 29 September, 1880, 
married 5 October, 1905, Walter R. Smith, and had WALTER 
RAYMOND SMITH, born 2 July, 1908. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JOHN HANEY HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 261. 

JOHN HANEY HUGHES», (Ellis Hughes^ Thomas 
Hurst Hughes^ Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 9 April, 1834, 
died at Cape May, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), mar- 
ried first at Cape May, 24 September 1853, Elizabeth Chew, 
married second, 1 November, 1871, Anna Maria Brandriff, born 
1832. 

Issue : — 

(1) ROBERT CHEW HUGHES, born at lona, New 
Jersey, 17 May, 1856, married at Trenton, New Jersey, 4 May, 
1881^ Sarah Cresse. (For descendants see page 321). 

(2) LUCRISSA HUGHES, born at The Lake, New Jer- 
sey, 1858, married at Cape May, 2 March, 1882, Stephen Reev- 
es, born at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, 12 IMarch, 1856, and 
had: THOMAS M. REEVES, born at Port Elizabeth, New Jer- 
sey, 31 January, 1883, married at Cape May, Mary Mclntyre, 
and had ELIZABETH L. REEVES; FRANK B. F. REEVES, 
born at Cape May, 27 February, 1888. 

(3) LENA HUGHES, born at The Lake, New Jersey, 17 
May, 1861, married at Cape May, 2 November, 1880, William 
G. Blattner, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 November, 
1857, and had:— ELIZABETH BLATTNER, married Dr. Reu 
Hand; ETHEL BLATTNER; JULIA BLATTNER, married 
SHERWOOD H. HAND, and had, DOROTHY EDNA HAND ; 
ROBERT BLATTNER. (For Pilgrim Ancestry of SHER- 
WOOD H. HAND, see page 272). 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

LYDIA PAIGE HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 261. 

LYDIA PAIGE HUGHES^, (EUis Hughes^, Thomas 
Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes*, Hannah Whilldin", Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhani% Desire HowlandS JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 2 February, 
1828, died at West Cape May, New Jersey, 28 September, 
1895, married PHILIP HAND^ (Martha H. Schenck«, Zeruiah 
Hughes^, Memucan Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin", Joseph Whill- 
din^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), born at Cape May, 6 June, 1824, died at 
West Cape May, New Jersey, 7 December, 1888, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). (See page 256). 

Issue : — 

(1) WALTER NAVES HAND, born at West Cape May, 
1848, died 23 May, 1918, married CHARLOTTE M. REEVES, 
(see page 267), who died 14 February, 1913. 

(2) IDA HAND, born at West Cape May, 8 July, 1852, 
died at West Cape May, 20 January, 1912, married at West 
Cape May, 14 December, 1879, Benjamin Jevon Savage, born at 
Staffordshire, England, 26 March, 1850, and had:— WALTER 
HAND SAVAGE, born at West Cape May, 19 January, 1881, 
married at West Cape May, 5 October, 1909, Sara Ann Land, 
born at Cape May, 9 July, 1882, and had, WALTER BENJA- 
MIN SAVAGE, born 2 August, 1912, IDA ELIZABETH 
SAVAGE, bom 21 March, 1914; ANNA PHILLIP SAVAGE, 
born 25 December, 1884, died in infancy. 

(3) NELLIE LUDLAM HAND, born at West Cape 
MAY, 24 November, 1855. 



288 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ANNIE HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 261. 

ANNIE HUGHES^ (Ellis Hughes^ Thomas Hurst 
Hughes^ Ellis Hughes^, Hannah \Vhilldin^ Joseph ^Vhilldin^ 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 19 December, 1839, mar- 
ried at West Cape May, New Jersey, 24 September, 1868, Ed- 
ward Hicks Phillips, M. D., born at Middletown township, 
Neshaminy Falls, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, T April, 1832, 
died at Cape May, 20 September, 1908, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) WALTER HAND PHILLIPS, M. D., born at Cape 
May, 17 October, 1869, married 7 October, 1909, May Hackett, 
born at Scranton, Pennsylvania, 6 October, 1882. 

(2) EDWARD DOUGLASS PHILLIPS, born at Cape 
May, 14 March, 1871, married 10 January, 1891, Ella Ewing. 
(For descendants see page 307). 

(3) ALBERT HUGHES PHILLIPS, born at Patterson, 
New Jersey, 24 February, 1873, married 22 November, 1898, 
Cora B. Garretson, born at Cape May Court House, 13 Decem- 
ber, 1876. 

(4) WILLIAM BAMBER PHILLIPS, born at Cape 
May, 10 October, 1880, married November, 1909, Elizabeth 
Cochran. 



289 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

FRANKLIN DAVENPORT EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the ]\Iayflower sec page 262. 

FRANKLIN DAVENPORT EDMUNDS^, (Lydia 
Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^, Hannah 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 3 June, 1814, died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 4 February, 1859, married at Port Elizabeth, 
New Jersey, 24 November, 1836, Ann Marshall Stanger, born 
at Marshallville, New Jersey, 11 February, 1815, died at Phil- 
adelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 March, 1897. 



Issue : — 

(1) HANNAH STANGER EDMUNDS, born at Phila- 
delphia, 12 August, 1838, died at Westville, New Jersey, 6 Jan- 
uary, 1903, married Philip Goeller. 

(2) HENRY REEVES EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, 17 January, 1840, married Anna Hunter Welsh. (For 
descendants see page 308). 

(3) MARY JANE EDMUNDS, born 19 April, 1843, mar- 
ried Joel Cook. (For descendants see page 309). 

(4) FREDERICK STANGER EDMUNDS, born at 
Tuckahoe, New Jersey, 7 May, 1845, died at Plymouth Town- 
ship, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 11 November, 1907, 
married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 March, 1873, Mary 
Ann Okill, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 November, 
1850, and had:— ALICE MAY EDMUNDS, born 17 April, 
1874, married 27 October, 1897', Clarence Arlington Weaver, 
M. D., born 19 January, 1871. 

(5) RICHARD EDMUNDS, born 21 March, 1847, mar- 
ried Mary Elizabeth Irwin. (For descendants see page 326). 

(6) ALEXANDER FRANKLIN EDMUNDS, born 14 
September^ 1850, died in infancy. 

290 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

RICHARD DOWNS EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 262. 

RICHARD DOWNS EDMUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes«, 
Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 24 September, 1815, 
died at Cape May, 8 October, 1879^ (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery), married Jane Stevens, born at Cape May, 27 Sep- 
tember, 1814, died at Cape May, 21 April, 1883, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) SARAH JANE EDMUNDS, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 13 December^ 1837, died at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 20 March, 1901, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
2 January, 1859, Daniel Furman Crowell, born 31 March, 1832, 
and had JAMES FRANK CROWELL ; JULIA HUNT CRO- 
WELL; MARIA SMITH CROWELL; ALBERT EDMUNDS 
CROWELL. (For descendants see page 298). 

(2) RICHARD HENRY EDMUNDS, born 17 April, 
1839^ died in infancy. 

(3) ALBERT STEVENS EDMUNDS, born 7 May, 1840, 
died at Battle of Fredricksburg, 13 December, 1862. 

(4) MIRANDA SEYBERT EDMUNDS, born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 21 January, 1842, married Courtland Van 
Ransalaer Reeves. (For descendants see page 310). 

(5) VIRGINIA D. EDMUNDS, born 1 May, 1844, died 
in infancy. 

(6) RICHARD EZEKIEL EDMUNDS, born 3 Septem- 
ber, 1945, died in infancy. 

(7) JAMES HENRY EDMUNDS, born 7 August, 1847, 
married Georgeanna Cummings, and had LOUISA S. ED- 
MUNDS. 

(8) ELIZABETH BATEMAN EDMUNDS, born 28 
March, 1849, married first William Henry Reeves, married sec- 
ond John Woolson Reeves. (For descendants see page 311). 

291 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE HMY COUNTY 

THOMAS HUGHES EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 262. 

THOMAS HUGHES EDMUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes^, 
Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes*, Hannah Whilldin^, Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 16 August, 1818, died 
13 January, 1857, married Mary Dorsett Crane, born at Rich- 
mond, Virginia, 29 May, 1814, died at Baltimore, Maryland, 24 
December, 1864. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY LYDIA EDMUNDS, born at Baltimore, Mary- 
land, 5 February, 1841, married first at Baltimore, Maryland, 
11 May, 1863^ Moreau Forrest Frush, born in Maryland, 3 Au- 
gust, 1841, died at Hamstead, Maryland, 6 April, 1864, and 
had MOREAU FORREST FRUSH ; married second at Balti- 
more, Maryland, 18 September, 1874, Charles Merwyn Young, 
born at York, Pennsylvania, 20 February, 1850, died at Balti- 
more, Maryland, 12 December, 1889, and had CHARLES 
MERWYN YOUNG. 

(2) WILLIAM THOMAS EDMUNDS, born 27 Septem- 
ber, 1842, died 6 December, 1863, (supposed to have been 
drowned). 

(3) JOSEPHINE ISABEL EDMUNDS, bom 5 Septem- 
ber, 1844, died in infancy. 

(4) JAMES RICHARD EDMUNDS, born 22 April, 
1846, married Anna Keyser. (For descendants see page 312). 

(5) JOSEPHINE MANSELL EDMUNDS, born at Rich- 
mond, Virginia, 2 September, 1852. 

(6) CHARLES HUGHES EDMUNDS, born 24 October, 
1853, died in infancy. 

(7) HARRIET CRANE EDMUNDS, born 10 July, 1854, 
married William Seal Reins, and had WILLIAM EDMUNDS 
REINS, born 1 March, 1899. 

292 



4 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

PARSONS EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 262. 

PARSONS ED:\IUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes^ Thomas Hurst 
Hughes' Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire HowlaiKP, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 1 Decem- 
ber, 1821, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 March, 
1847, Catharine Beck Ruddiman, who died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 20 June 1898. 

Issue J — 

(1) HELEN RUDDIMAN EDMUNDS, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 23 October, 1847. 

(2) MARY RUDDIMAN EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, 12 June, 1849, married first 14 August, 1872, George 
Washington Collins, married second 3 July, 1890, Charles Wal- 
ter Stanton, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 March, 
1860. 

(3) LYDIA HUGHES EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 16 June, 1851, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 16 May, 1872, Thomas Joseph Ogden, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 May, 1850, and had, ELLA 
MAY OGDEN, born 21 April, 1873 ; PARSONS EDMUNDS 
OGDEN, born 15 August, 1875 ; WILLIAM HENRY RUDDI- 
MAN OGDEN, born 23 IMay, 1877; WALTER TAYLOR OG- 
DEN, born 6 September, 1879 ; CLARE M. OGDEN, born 2 
January, 1882; KATHARINE EDMUNDS OGDEN, born 9 
January, 1884; THOMAS JOSEPH OGDEN, bom 13 March, 
1894. (For descendants see page 299). 

(4) JOHN DUNLEAVY EDMUNDS, born 24 October, 
1854, died in infancy. 

Catharine Beck Ruddiman, wife of Parsons Edmunds, 
was the daughter of William Henry and Mary Dunleavy Ruddi- 
man. 

293 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ROBERT EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 262. 

ROBERT EDMUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes«, Thomas Hurst 
Hughes', Ellis Hughes^ Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 6 June, 
1826, died at Norristown, Pennsylvania, 31 July, 1905, married 
at Tuckahoe, New Jersey, 17 September, 1845, Lydia Mar- 
shall, born at Abseeori, New Jersey, 20 March, 1826, 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY GANDY EDMUNDS, born at Tuckahoe, New 
Jersey, 24 November, 1846. 

(2) HANNAH CORSON EDMUNDS, born 30 June, 
1849, married at Norristown, Pennsylvania, 15 August, 1879, 
Elwood Conrad, born 27 August, 1844, and had : FRANK ED- 
I^IUNDS CONRAD, born 15 February 1880, married 10 Au- 
gust, 1911, Evelyn Woodman; JENNIE NEWCOMB CON- 
RAD, born 2 December, 1882 ; LYDIA EDMUNDS CONRAD, 
born 20 Mav, 1885; MARY EDMUNDS CONRAD, born 15 
June, 1887 ; ALICE GILBERT CONRAD, born 3 March, 
1892, died 18 March, 1894. 

(3 SARAH HUGHES EDMUNDS, born 11 March, 1853, 
married at Norristown, 18 Mav, 1881, Frederick Gilbert, born 
18 June, 1852, and had ALICE EDMUNDS GILBERT, who 
married Joseph Earle, and MARGUERITE GILBERT. 

(4) MELVINA WILLITS EDMUNDS, born 3 January, 
1855, died 22 July, 1859. 

(5) JOHN CORSON EDMUNDS, born at Tuckahoe, New 
Jersey, 18 November, 1856, married at Aura, Gloucester Coun- 
ty, New Jersey, 5 January, 1878, Hannah Iredell, born at 
Hardingville, New Jersey, 22 May, 1853. 

(6) THOMAS MARSHALL EDMUNDS, born at Mar- 
shallville. New Jersey, 11 December, 1858, married 13 May, 
1887, Ruth Pierson Casper, and had: LINDA M. EDMUNDS, 
who nuirried Warren L. Edwards; HELEN M. EDMUNDS, 
JULIA W. EDMUNDS, 

(7) ROBERT EDMUNDS, born 20 February, 1862, mar- 
ried Anna K. Snyder, and had MABEL CHRISTINE ED- 
MUNDS. 

294 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

PAGE EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 263. 

PAGE EDMUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes^ Thomas Hurst 
Hughes^ Ellis Hughes", Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorha^l^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 6 Janu- 
ary, 1828, died at Baltimore^ Maryland, 2 December, 1893, 
married at Northumberland County, Virginia, 1853, Susan 
Elizabeth Cowart, born at Baltimore, Maryland, 9 September, 
1833. 

Issue : — 

(1) LYDIA LETITIA EDMUNDS, born 19 November, 
1854, married 1 ISIav, 1877 John Traverse Kirwan, and had:— 
WALTER CLIFTON KIRWAN, born 19 February, 1879; 
LAVINIA L. KIRWAN, born 6 November, 1881 ; ROBERT 
EDMUNDS KIRWAN, born 4 May, 1882; MARY COWART 
KIRWAN, born 20 Mav, 1884; SUSAN ELIZABETH KIR- 
WAN, born 30 June, 1887. 

(2) LEILA VIRGINIA EDMUNDS, born at Northum- 
berland County, Virginia, 26 April, 1858, married at Balti- 
more, Maryland, 16 June, 1892, John David Galloway, and had 
JENNIE EDMUNDS GALLOWAY, born at Baltimore, 
Maryland, 14 August, 1893. 

(3) WILLIAM COWART EDMUNDS, born at North- 
umberland County, Virginia, 24 August, I860, married at Bal- 
timore, Marvland, 12 January, 1887, Mildred Russ Lewis, and 
had COWART ROLAND EDJMUNDS, born at Baltimore, 12 
December, 1888, and MILDRED LEWIS EDMUNDS, born at 
Baltimore, November, 1899. 

(4) SUSAN MAY ED:MUNDS, born at Northumberland 
County, Maryland, 7 INIay, 1865, married at Baltimore, Mary- 
land, 26 June, 1900, Daniel Boone Chambers, and had BEN- 
JAMIN CHAMBERS, born at Baltimore, 1 October, 1901. 

(5) PAGE EDMUNDS, born 9 April, 1872, married at 
Cumberland, Maryland, 30 May, 1907, Millicent Geare, born in 
England, 23 October, 1883. 

295 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CHARLES CARROLL EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 263. 

CHARLES CARROLL EDMUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes^, 
Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^ Jos- 
eph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhara^, Desire Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 11 December, 1831, 
died 18 May, 1897, married 20 February, 1855, Margaret Goell- 
er, born 19 October, 1829, died 8 May, 1909. 

Issue : — 

(1) REV. CHARLES CARROLL EDMUNDS, born at 
Green Bay, Wisconsin, 18 June, 1858, married at Johnstown, 
New York, 2 June, 1881, Mary Dudley, born at Johnstown, 
New York, 19 December, 1859, and had the following children : 
MARGARET MARIA EDMUNDS, born at Fort Edward, New 
York, 19 August, 1883, married at Newark^ New Jersey, 8 Jan- 
uary, 1907, William Young Webbe, born at Newark, New Jer- 
sey, 18 June, 1882, and had, CHARLES EDMUND WEBBE 
and GALE DUDLEY WEBBE ; KATHARINE EDMUNDS, 
born 24 May, 1887 ; MARY DUDLEY EDMUNDS, born 30 
May, 1889; FRANCIS DUDLEY EDMUNDS, born 7 May, 
1891; EDGAR BERNARD EDMUNDS, born 11 December, 
1892; ANNA FREDERICA EDMUNDS, born 26 December, 
1894. 

(2) FREDERICA EDMUNDS, born 28 June, 1860. 

(3) FRANCIS HENRY EDMUNDS, born 3 April, 1865, 
married 1 October, 1890, Olive May, and had ROBERTA MAY 
EDMUNDS, born 23 July, 1891, and CHARLES CARROLL 
EDMUNDS, born 8 November, 1893. 

(4) BRISTOL HUBERT EDMUNDS, died in infancy. 

296 



MAYFLOWER DESCEXDANT8 IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
TRYPHENE CROWELL EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 263. 

TRYPHENE CROWELL EDMUNDS^ (Lydia Hughes^ 
Thomas Hughes', Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham% Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRI]\I), was born at Philadelphia, 26 Febru- 
ary, 1835, died at Camden, New Jersey, 1 August, 1883, mar- 
ried first Benjamin Bellangy, born at Wilmington, Delaware, 
26 April, 1832, died at Wilmington. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES BELLANGY, born at Cape May, 3 
March, 1857, married first at Cape May, 10 September, 1876, 
Ellen Montague, and had : HENRY EDMUNDS BELLANGY, 
born at Cape May, 7 March, 1878, married ETTA MAY BEN- 
NETT, (see page 166) ; SARAH A. BELLANGY, born at Cape 
May, 28 October, 1880, married Samuel A. Connelly, and had 
CHARLOTTE RUTH CONNELLY and PAUL BELLANGY 
CONNELLY; ELLA BELLANGY, married Galen Green; 
MARY ADELAIDE BELLANGY; CHARLES BELLANGY, 
married second at Cape May, 23 November, 1898, Lucy Nor- 
ton. 

(2) KATHERINE BELLANGY, born at Cape May, 14 
April, 1853, married John Getty. 

(3) JOHN BELLANGY, married Susan Smith. 

TRYPHENE CROWELL EDMUNDS married second 
John Weatherly. 

Issue by second marriage: — 

(1) ANN WEATHERLY. 

(2) MARY WEATHERLY, born at Atlantic City, New 
Jersey, 26 July, 1875. 

297 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SARAH JANE EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 291. 

SARAH JANE EDMUNDS^", (Richard Downs Edraunds^ 
Lydia Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughe8^ Ellis Hughes*, Hannah 
Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire How- 
land^^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 December, 1837, died at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 20 March, 1901, married at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 2 January, 1859, Daniel Furman Crowell, born 31 
March, 1832, 

Issue : — 

(1) JAMES FRANK CROWELL, born 10 January, 
1860, married 15 October, 1884, Sarah J. Simpson, and had: 
THOMAS MILLET CROWELL, born 9 August, 1886; 
GEORGEANNA EDMUNDS CROWELL, born 4 August, 
1887, married G. Collins Stratton, and had, GEORGE COL- 
LINS STRATTON, JAMES CROWELL STRATTON, DORO- 
THY STRATTON. 

(2) JULIA HUNT CROWELL, born at Cape May, 27 
January, 186T, died, at Cape May, 8 September, 1868. 

(3) MARIA SMITH CROWELL, born at Cape May, 11 
January, 1869, married at Cape May, 3 January, 1894, John 
Wheriot Cox, who was born at Washington, North Carolina, 28 
May, 1869, (son of Ross and Sarah Louisa Keech Cox), and 
had : LOUISA EDMUNDS COX, born 19 July, 1898 ; ELEA- 
NOR CROWELL COX, born at Cape May, 16 August, 1903. 

(4) ALBERT EDMUNDS CROWELL, born at Cape 
"Slay, 28 November, 1871, married at Vineland, New Jersey, 27 
June, 1900, INIarie Pearl Cooper, born at Riverhead, Long Is- 
land, 19 January, 1875, (daughter of William Bramwell and 
Emilia Ilobart Cooper), and had, MARION HOBART CRO- 
WELL, born at Laurel Springs, New Jersey, 21 February, 
1905. 

298 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

LYDIA HUOHES EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 293. 

LYDIA HUGHES EDMUNDS", (Parsons Edmunds% 
Lydia Hughes^, Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes**, Han- 
nah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham'^, Desire 
Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Philadelphia, 16 June, 1851, married at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 16 IMay, 1872, Thomas Joseph Ogden, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 29 May, 1850, 

(1) ELLA MAY OGDEN, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 21 April, 1873, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
8 April, 1895, Robert Patton, born 9 September, 1873, (son of 
John and Agnes Stickler Patton), and had, ROBERT WAL- 
TER PATTON, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 No- 
vember 1897. 

(2) PARSONS EDMUNDS OGDEN, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 15 August, 1875, died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 2 July, 1876. 

(3) WILLIAM HENRY RUDDIMAN OGDEN, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 May, 1877, married 26 Septem- 
ber, 1903, Estella Davis, born at Magnolia, New Jersey, 18 No- 
vember, 1877, (daughter of John and Anna Ogg Davis), and 
had: KATHARINE EDMUNDS OGDEN, born at Linden- 
wold, New Jersey, 24 October, 1904; ELLA MARY OODEN, 
born 1907. 

(4) WALTER TAYLOR OGDEN, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 6 September, 1879. 

(5) CLARA MAULL OGDEN, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 2 January, 1882, married at Haddonfield, New 
Jersev, 30 Mav, 1904, Henry Moore,. 

(6) KATHARINE ED:\IUNDS OGDEN, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 9 January, 1884, married at Linden- 
wold, New Jersey, 31 October, 1906, William Pratt Braddook, 
bom at Lindenwold, New Jersey, 1 March, 1886, (son of Isaiah 
Norcross and Hannah Edwards Pratt Braddock), and had: 
WALTER ISAIAH BRADDOCK, born 8 October, 1907, died 
7 December, 1908. 

(7) THOMAS JOSEPH OGDEN, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 13 March, 1894, died 3 July, 1911. 

299 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
EEV. ALBERT MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 264. 

REV. ALBERT MATTHEWS^, (William Matthews«, 
Eleanor Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin'', Joseph 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 5 January, 1825, died at Vineland, New Jersey, 5 De- 
cember, 1906, married 19 March, 1847, EMILY LEAMING, 
born 5 February, 1822, died 13 January, 1908. (See page 144 
for the Pilgrim Ancestry of EMILY LEAMING). 

Issue : — 

(1) WILLIAM L. MATTHEWS, born 5 June, 1849, died 
10 July, 1910, married November, 1876, Kate AUard, who died 
14 July, 1911, and had ETHEL L. MATTHEWS, born Octo- 
ber, 1892; died December, 1895. 

(2) LOTTIE L. MATTHEWS, born 5 July, 1852, died 28 
May, 1908. 

(3) IVIARY EMMA MATTHEWS, born 4 September, 
1854, married 21 December, 1881, L. S. Parvin, and had' 
EDNA L. PARVIN, born 36 December, 1882; GUSSIE H. 
PARVIN, born 4 July, 1885 ; ALBERT M. PARVIN, born 21 
May, 1895. 

(4) ALBERT H. MATTHEWS, born 30 May, 1857,, 
married October, 1895, May Sutton, and had EVA H. MAT- 
THEWS, born May, 1896. 

(5) KATE S. MATTHEWS born 15 March, 1862, died 
24 August, 1862. 



300 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELIZABETH MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 265. 

ELIZABETH MATTHEWS^, (William Matthews^, Elean- 
or Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 7 
July, 1830, married in Cape May County, 8 November, 1853, 
Clayton G. Sapp, born in Cape May County, 24 March, 1831. 
Issue : — 

(1) SARAH E. SAPP, born at Fishing Creek, New Jer- 
sey, 4 January, 1856, married at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 6 
November, 1876, Martin F. Harris, and had GERTRUDE 
JOHNSON HARRIS, born 29 May, 1880, married 10 August, 
1899, J. Chester McWilliams ; PEARLA M. HARRIS, born 12 
June, 1895. 

(2) ROXANNA S. SAPP, born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 10 May, 1858, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 25 
December, 1877', Alva Eldredge, and had: CLAYTON S. EL- 
DREDGE, born 15 May, 1887, married October, 1914, Nellie 
Peterson ; ELLA T. ELDREDGE, born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 9 September, 1881, married June, 1900, Edward Tay- 
lor. 

(3) ELMIRA T. SAPP, born at Green Creek, New Jer- 
sey, 1 June, 1861, married 26 November, 1884, Wilbert Davis, 
and had : MAUD E. DAVIS, born 20 February, 1886, married 
26 November, 1914, Charles Wood; LINWOOD DAVIS, born 
13 September, 1890, married 14 February, 1908, Carrie Fisher. 

301 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JONATHAN H. MATTHEWS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 265. 

JONATHAN H. MATTHEWS^, (William Matthews^, 
Eleanor Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham'', Desire Howland^ JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PlLGiRIM), was born at Fishing Creek, New 
Jersey, 20 July, 1838, married 16 June, 1860, Martha Swain 
Price, daughter of Rev. John Price, of Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY ELIZABETH MATTHEWS, born at Cape 
May, 6 September, 1861, died at Cape May, 18 February, 1886, 
married at Cape May, 1 January, 1882, Larder Furman Smith, 
born at Port Republic, Atlantic County, New Jersey, 8 October, 
1854, and had: MARY ELIZABETH SMITH, who married at 
Cape May, 16 April, 1916, Augustus Stiefel. 

(2) FRANKLIN H. MATTHEWS, born 29 July, 1864, 
died 20 February, 1902, married Mary C. Rosebaum, and had: 
ANNA ]\IATTHEWS, born 7 July, 1887, who married Evert 
Mattox, of Camden, New Jersey. 

(3) WILLIAM PRICE MATTHEWS, born 29 Decem- 
ber, 1871, married CLARA HUGHES, of West Cape May, and 
had, IRENE B. MATTHEWS, born 9 December, 1895, who 
married 11 May, 1918, ORION HUGHES REEVES", (Mary 
Hughes^", Thomas H. Hughes^, Ellis Hughes^ Thomas Hurst 
Hughes^ Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM). (See page 286, and also 167). 

(4) JENNIE E. MATTHEWS, born 6 June, 1875, mar- 
ried at Cape May, 20 November, 1897, Charles S. Craig, and 
had : FREDERICK C. CRAIG, born 10 December, 1899 ; ASH- 
TON MATTHEWS CRAIG, born 15 March, 1912. 

(5) JONATHAN H. MATTHEWS, born 8 August, 187S, 
married Florence Tuttle, (deceased) and had, THELMA MAT- 
THEWS, born 27 May, 1900; he married second Anna Shep- 
pard. 

(6) WALTER SCOTT MATTHEWS, born 9 January, 
1883, died in infancy. 

302 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LYDIA JANE CROWELL 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 266. 

LYDIA JANE CROWELL^ (Hannah Matthews^, Eleanor 
Hughes^ Ellis Hughes«, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Go^hanl^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 March, 
1842, died at Philadelphia, 2 February, 1905, married at Phila- 
delphia, 14 April, 1866, CAPTAIN ELI DOWNS EDMUNDS, 
born 6 February^ 1841. (See page 314 for Pilgrim Ancestry). 

Issue : — 

(1) LYDIA JANE CROWELL EDMUNDS, born at Nor- 
folk, Virginia, 3 October, 1871, married 7 November, 1905, Isaac 
Killian Bower Hansell, and had:— LYDIA EDMUNDS HAN- 
SELL, born at Ambler, Pennsylvania, 19 July, 1907 ; JOHN 
LEWIS HANSELL, born at Ambler, Pennsylvania, 26 Novem- 
ber, 1908; RACHEL HANSELL, born at Ambler, Pennsyl- 
vania, 14 August, 1911. 

(2) EMMA LOUISA EDMUNDS, born at Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, 7 April, 1874, died at Philadelphia, 10 November, 1883. 

(3) HARRIET CECILIA EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 14 May, 1877, married at Philadelphia, 9 
October, 1907, Ellsworth Lovell Posey, and had:— ELIZABETH 
EDMUNDS POSEY, born at Ambler, Pennsylvania, 19 Octo- 
ber, 1911, died at Ambler, 31 June, 1913 ; ELI EDMUNDS 
POSEY, born at Ambler, Pennsylvania, 23 April, 1915. 

(4) SARAH WALES EDMUNDS, born at Philadelphia, 
3 March, 1879, died at Philadelphia, 3 April, 1883. 

303 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
EMMA JULIA REEVES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 267. 

EMMA JULIA REEVES^, (Isabella Matthews^, Eleanor 
Hughes^ Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, 
Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE 
PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, New Jersey, 30 May, 1848, 
married at Cape May, New Jersey, 13 November, 1867, Henry 
Hand Eldredge, born at Cape May, New Jersey, 11 August, 
1844. 

Issue : — 

(1) CLARENCE SELBY ELDREDOE, M. D., born at 
West Cape May, New Jersey, 25 January, 1869, married first at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 June, 1896^ Eleanor Elizabeth 
Packer, born 24 November, 1869, died 25 February, 1907 ; mar- 
ried second at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 April, 1909, Kath- 
ryn Pease, born at Crown Point, New York, 16 January, 1870. 

(2) HENRY HAND ELDREDGE, born at West Cape 
May, New Jersey, 23 November, 1881, married at West Pittston, 
Pennsylvania, 25 October, 1910, Charlotte L. W. Lindsay, born 
at Pittston, Pennsylvania, 21 December, 1885, and had the fol- 
lowing children : — 

JANET LINDSAY ELDREDGE, born at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 2 June, 1912. 

CHARLOTTE REEVES ELDREDGE, born at West Cape 
May, New Jersey, 18 February, 1914. 

HENRY HAND ELDREDGE, born at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 17 November, 1918. 

304 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HARRY B. HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 275. 

HARRY B. HAND^«, (Recorapence Hand^ Nancy 
Schenck^, Zeruiah Hughes^ Memucan Hughes^, Hannah Whill- 
din', Joseph Whilldin* Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^ 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
3 September, 1851, married first at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
17 September, 1874, Mary Ella Perkinpine, who died 5 Febru- 
ary, 1885, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery) ; married sec- 
ond 26 June, 1888, Alwilda Fisher ; married third, 8 February, 

1917, Eliza Stilwell Doak. 

Issue : — 

(1) ETHEL LYNN HAND, born at Cape May, 21 July, 
1876, married at Cape May, 22 April, 1903, Harry M. Jackson. 

(2) LORENE HAND, died 1880. 

(3) ELVA HAND, born at Cape May, 20 March, 1881, 
married at Riverside, New Jersey, Willis Benckert, and had, 
FRANCES BENCKERT, born at Bridgeton, New Jersey. 2 
May, 1912, WILLIS BENCKERT, born at Bridgeton, New 
Jersey, 21 October, 1913. 

(4) JOHN PERKINPINE HAND, born at Cape May, 26 
November, 1883, married 30 April, 1910, Frances Doane, and 
had, FRANCES CLAIRE HAND, born 8 April, 1916, and 
JOHN PERKINPINE HAND, born 28 December, 1918. 

(5) ARTHUR FISHER HAND, born at Cape May, 8 
September, 1890. 

(6) MILLICENT GRACE HAND, born at Cape May, 29 
March, 1893, married at Princeton, New Jersey, 8 December, 

1918, Robert Penrose Hewitt. 

(7) GEORGE CRAWFORD HAND, born at Cape May, 
16 October, 1894, married at Pensacola, Florida, 24 May, 1918. 
Marian Atchison Rainey, and had, GEORGE CRAWFORD 
HAND, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 August, 1919. 

305 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARY HOWARD HAND 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 275. 

MARY HOWARD HAND^", (Recompence Hand^ Nancy 
Schenck^, Zeruiah Hughes^ Meniucan Hughes®, Hannah Whill- 
din'^, Joseph Whilldiu*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire Howland^, 
JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 
27 March, 1862, married at Cape May, 21 October, 1888, Albert 
Higgins Perkinpine, born at Philadelphia, Pa., on 4 January, 
ISei, (son of John Merkins Perkinpine and Elizabeth Duffy 
Perkinpine. 

Issue : — 

(1) ELLA HAND PERKINPINE, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 23 August, 1889, married at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 30 June, 1917', Frederick Wintersteen, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 15 November, 1889, (son of John Philip 
Wintersteen and Katherine Wintersteen) and had MILDRED 
ELAINE WINTERSTEEN, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 13 January, 1920. 

(2) ELVA LYNN PERKINPINE, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 13 November, 1890, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 28 June, 1911, Adam Hall, born at Camden, N. 
J., 22 January, 1886 (son of Wesley Hall and Elizabeth Hall), 
and had ELVA LYNN HALL, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 30 April, 1913; HELEN ELLA HALL, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 10 February, 1916; ETHEL LORENE 
HALL, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 February, 1917. 

(3) FANNY MARY PERKINPINE, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 11 December, 1893. 

(4) ELIZABETH MARTHA PERKINPINE, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 September, 1896, married at 
Baltimore, Maryland, 5 July, 1917, William Earl Cahall, born 
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 February, 1892, and had 
ELLA FRANCES CAHALL, born at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 16 April, 1918. William Earl Cahall is the son of Wil- 
liam Archibald Cahall and Mary Elizabeth Cahall. 

306 ; 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

EDWARD DOUGLASS PHILLIPS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 289. 

EDWARD DOUGLASS PHILLIPS^", (Annie Hughes^, 
Ellis Hughes^, Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannali 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhara^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape 
IMJay, 14 March, 1871, married 10 January, 1891, Ella Ewing, 
born 5 ]\Iarch, 1872. 

Issue : — 

(1) CLAUD B. PHILLIPS, born at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 19 September, 1891. 

(2) ROBERT SAUTER PHILLIPS, born at West Cape 
May, New Jersey, 12 February, 1893. 

(3) EDWARD DOUGLASS PHILLIPS, born at West 
Cape May, New Jersey, 18 March, 1896, married 11 February, 
1917, Louise Corson Wheaton, born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 2 December, 1898. 

Issue of EDWARD DOUGLASS PHILLIPS and his wife 
Louise Corson Wheaton : — 

RONALD BACON PHILLIPS, born at Wildwood, New 
Jersey, 25 May, 1919. 

Ella Ewing, (daughter of James Ewing, who was born 
at Cold Spring, 2 November, 1842, and his wife Emma Bennett 
Stratton). 

Louise C. Wheaton, (daughter of Joseph Morgan Wheaton, 
born 17 August, 1858, and his wife Artie Bacon). 

307 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
HENRY REEVES EDMUNDS 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 290. 

HENRY REEVES EDMUNDS^", (Franklin Davenport 
Edmunds^ Lydia Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughes^ Ellis 
Hughes', Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
hamS Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 January, 1840, mar- 
ried at Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 April, 1871, 
Anna Hunter Welsh, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 
May, 1845, daughter of Charles and Adeline Hufty Welsh. 

Issue : — 

(1) CHARLES WELSH EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 24 April, 1872, died at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 26 April, 1918. 

(2) FRANKLIN DAVENPORT EDMUNDS, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 October, 1874, married at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 26 June, 1909, Sue Price Paxton, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 September, 1878, daughter of 
John Barton and Anne Jones Price Paxton and had, ANNE 
PAXTON EDMUNDS, born 20 August, 1911; ADELINE 
WELSH EDMUNDS, born 18 March, 1915 ; HENRY REEVES 
EDMUNDS, born 18 December, 1918. 

(3) ADELINE WELSH EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 6 April, 1877, married at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 5 February, 1919, Frederick Justinus Froriep. 

(4) ANNA GRACE EDMUNDS, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 8 May, 1887'. 

308 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
MARY JANE EDMUNDS 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 290. 

MARY JANE EDMUNDS", (Franklin Davenport Ed- 
munds'' Lydia Hughes^, Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes*, 
Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 April, 1843, died at Plymouth 
Township, INIontgomery County, Pennsylvania, 27 June, 1916, 
married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 September, 1865, 
Joel Cook, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 March, 1842, 
died at Philadelphia, 15 December, 1910. 

Issue : — 

(1) ANNIE EDMUNDS COOK, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 5 October, 1866, died in infancy. 

(2) GEORGE WILLIAMS CHILDS COOK, born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 April, 1868, married first at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 November 1902, Mary Robinson, 
born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 July, 1871, died 14 Janu- 
ary, 1914, (daughter of Joseph and Eleanor Anderson Robin- 
son), and had MARY COOK, born at Norwood, Pennsylvania, 
26 January, 1905, died in infancy, married second 2 April, 1917, 
Lillian Buckman, born 13 January, 1869. 

(3) MARY PAUL COOK, born at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 6 February, 1872, married at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, 18 October, 1892, Edmund Harris Kase, born at Carbon- 
dale, Pennsylvania, (son of John and Martha Elizabeth Siebold 
Kase), and had:— MABEL COOK KASE, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 18 November, 1897 ; EDMUND HARRIS KASE, 
born at Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 2 December, 1905. 

309 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MIRANDA SEYBERT EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 291. 

MIRANDA SEYBERT EDMUNDS^", (Richard Downs 
Edmunds^, Lydia Hughes", Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis 
Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 21 January, 1842, mar- 
ried at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 11 March, 1868, Courtland 
Van Renselaer Reeves, born at Cape May, 27 October, 1837. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARTHA SWAIN REEVES, born at Cape May, 11 
May, 1870, died in infancy. 

(2) JENNIE EDMUNDS REEVES, born at Cape May, 
10 June, 1872, married at Cape May, 2T October, 1891, Charles 
L. Learning, bom at Cape May, 27 May, 1867. 

(3) RICHARD DOWNS EDMUNDS REEVES, born at 
Cape May, 1 September, 1877, married at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 3 April, 1901, Elsie G. Oliver, born at Fishing Creek, 
New Jersey, 26 September, 1882, and had ELEANOR ED- 
MUNDS REEVES. 

(4) ABIJAH DAVIS REEVES, born at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 23 August, 1880, married at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 23 November, 1903, IMabel Search, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 22 October, 1882, and had REBECCA REEVES, 
born 20 February, 1905, JANE REEVES, born 4 May, 1914, 
CHARLES DAVIS REEVES, born 10 February, 1920. 

310 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ELIZABETH BATEMAN EDMUNDS 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 291. 

ELIZABETH BATEMAN EDMUNDS^", (Richard Downs 
Edmunds^, Lydia Hughes^, Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis 
Hughes^^ Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
hain^, Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born 28 March, 1849, married first 1 May, 1868, WlLLIA>i 
HENRY REEVES, born 1844, died 4 September, 1901. (See 
page 267). 

Issue :■ — 

(1) JENNIE REEVES, born 7 July, 1870, died in in- 
fancy. 

(2) ETHEL REEVES, born 10 February, 1873, died 27 
February, 1898, married 30 August, 1892, Marcus Scull, born 
15 April, 1875, and had : ETHEL REEVES SCULL, born 12 
March, 1893 married 30 October, 1918, George W. Ottinger, and 
had, LAURA ELIZABETH OTTINGER, born 6 February, 
1920 ; JENNIE HIGBEE SCULL, born 2 April, 1894, married 
26 March, 1918, Dr. John C. Rodriguez. 

(3) MARTHA REEVES, born 19 November, 1873, died 
in infancy. 

(4) EMMA REEVES, born 24 May, 1881, married 24 
May, 1899, Marcus Scull, who first married her sister, ETHEL 
REEVES. 

(5) WILLIAM HENRY REEVES, born 18 October, 
1882, died in infancy, 

(6) JAMES HENRY REEVES, born 25 May, 1885, died 
21 Februai-y, 1920, married at Millville, New Jersey, 31 March, 
1907, Etta Taylor, born at Millville, New Jersey, 31 December, 
1885, and had RICHARD CAMPION REEVES and WIL- 
LIAM HENRY REEVES. 

(7) ESMONDE H. REEVES, born 12 April, 1888, died 
in infancy. 

ELIZABETH BATEMAN EDMUNDS, married second 
John Woolson Reeves. 

311 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JAMES RICHARDS EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 292. 

JAMES RICHARD EDMUNDS", (Thomas Hughes Ed- 
munds®, Lydia Hughes*, Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes*, 
Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born 22 
April, 1846, married 29 October, 1873, Anna S. Keyser. 

Issue : — 

(1) MARY EDMUNDS, born at Baltimore, Maryland, 18 
October, 1874, married at Baltimore, Maryland, 11 June, 1903, 
Henry Farnham Perkins, born at Burlington, Virginia, 10 May, 
1877, and had ANNA KEYSER PERKINS. 

(2) CHARLES KEYSER EDMUNDS, born 21 Septem- 
ber, 1876, married at Baltimore County, Maryland, 30 June, 
1909, Sarah Katharine Poorbaugh. 

(3) ANNA EDMUNDS, born 9 January, 1878, married 
at Canton, China, 5 March, 1907, Carl Clyde Rutledge. 

(4) GRACE GILMORE EDMUNDS, born 3 September, 
1879, married at Baltimore, Maryland, 15 June, 1904, John 
Branham Deming, and had JOHN BRANHAM DEMING. 

(5) HELEN EDMUNDS, born at Baltimore, Maryland, 
14 October, 1882, married at Baltimore, Maryland, 3 June, 1902, 
Arthur Weeks Robinson, born at Louisville, Kentucky, 1 Sep- 
tember, 1880, and had, HELEN EDMUNDS ROBINSON; 
ANNA KETURA ROBINSON and ARTHUR WEEKS ROB- 
INSON. 

(6) JAMES RICHARD EDMUNDS born 1 April, 1890. 

312 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
SARAH HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 250. 

SARAH HUGHES«, (Thomas Hurst Hughes^ Ellis 
Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland% JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 31 ]\Iay, 1800, died 27 January, 1839, 
married 22 January, 1818, Eli B, Wales, born at Gettysburg, 
Pennsylvania, 10 July, 1798, died at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 
24 September, 1883. 

Issue : — 

(1) SARAH HUGHES WALES, was born at Cape May, 
3 February, 1819, died at Cape May, 21 July, 1849, married 
Downs Edmunds, born at Fishing Creek, New Jersey, 10 Octo- 
ber, 1813, died at West Cape May, New Jersey, 1 April, 1890. 
(For descendants see page 314). 

(2) HARRIET BENTLEY WALES, born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 29 August, 1825, married Joseph Young. 
(For descendants see page 315). 

(3) ELEANOR WALES, married Downs Edmunds. 

(4) THOMAS ROGER WALES, born 3 February, 1830, 
died at Cape May, 16 January, 1908, married 10 June, 1854, 
Martha Cresse Tomlin. (For descendants see page 316). 

(5) LYDIA HUGHES WALES, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 28 October, 1832, died at Cape May, 4 January, 
1862, married at Cape May, December, 1854, Alvin Parker Hil- 
dreth, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 11 June, 1831, died at 
Cape May, 3 August, 1897, (For descendants see page 318). 

(6) MARY HUGHES WALES, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 25 November, 1836, married at Cold Spring, New 
Jersey, 8 December, 1862, Walter Aimer Barrows. (For de- 
scendants see page 319). 

(7) ELI BENTLEY WALES. 

313 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SARAH HUGHES WALES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 313. 

SARAH HUGHES WALES«, (Sarah Hughes*, Thomas 
Hurst Hughes^ Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph 
Whilldin^ Hannah Gorham% Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 3 February, 
1819, died at Cape May, 21 July, 1849, (tombstone in Cold 
Spring Cemetery), married Downs Edmunds, born at Fishing 
Creek, New Jersey, 10 October, 1813, died at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 1 April, 1890. 

Issue : — 

(1) SARAH ELIZABETH EDMUNDS, born 21 Decem- 
ber, 1837, married 14 October, 1867, EDGAR PAGE STITES, 
(see page 214), born at Cape May, 22 March, 1836, and had, 
EDGAR PAGE STITES, who married Mary Holmes, and had 
EDGAR PAGE STITES ; FLETCHER WILBUR STITES, 
who married Edith Gillespie Austin, and had RICHARD AUS- 
TIN STITES, born 14 March, 1912. 

(2) ELI DOWNS EDMUNDS, born 6 February, 1841, 
married LYDIA JANE CROWELL. (For descendants see 
page 303). 

(3) TRYPHENA BELINDA EDMUNDS, born 19 April, 
1843, died at Cape May, 28 September, 1900, married 
SAMUEL WINCHESTER REEVES, (see page 267), and had: 
LOTTIE BELLE REEVES, born 12 June, 1873, married first, 
3 December, 1895, Robert H. Barr; married second, 30 April, 
1904, William Edgar Bell, born at Philadelphia, 17 June, 1884 ; 
JENNIE M. REEVES, born 23 November, 1875, died in in- 
fancy; HARRY McCOOK REEVES, born 21 November, 1878, 
died in infancy ; NELLIE WATT REEVES, born at Philadel- 
phia, 23 January, 1880, married 27 October, 1903, Charles Wil- 
son Guest, born at Honeybrook, Pennsylvania, 23 April, 1880, 
and had SAMUEL WINCHESTER REEVES GUEST. 

314 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
HARRIET BENTLEY WALES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 313. 

HARRIET BENTLEY WALES^ (Sarah Hughes^, Thomas 
Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes", Hannah Whilldin^ Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 29 August, 1825, died at Petersburg, New Jersey, 27 Octo- 
ber, 1889, married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 January, 
1884, Joseph Young, born at Petersburg, New Jersey, 1 Decem- 
ber, 1807, died at Petersburg, 10 June, 1889. 

Issue : — 

(1) SARAH BELINDA YOUNG. 

(2) EDMUND LEVI BULL WALES YOUNG, born at 
Petersburg, New Jersey, 16 August, 1847, died at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 29 August, 1898, married first at Philadelphia, 
February, 1873, Mary W. Smith, married second at Philadel- 
phia, August, 1891, Elizabeth Rohn. Children by first wife : — 
MARIA S. YOUNG, MARY S. YOUNG, FLORENCE B. 
YOUNG ; by second wife, EDMUND YOUNG. 

(3) BENTLEY WALES YOUNG, born at Petersburg, 
New Jersey, 13 May, 1853, married at Seaville, New Jersey, Au- 
gust, 1874, Judith Morris, and had:— FLOYD WHITTLE- 
MORE YOUNG, married Lina Thomas; BENTLEY WALES 
YOUNG, born 6 March, 1876, married 10 March, 1912, Mabel 
Mathis ; EDMUND B. YOUNG. 

(4) JOSEPHINE YOUNG. 

(5) MARY H. YOUNG. 

(6) HOWARD W. YOUNG. 

315 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

THOMAS ROGER WALES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 313. 

THOMAS ROGER WALES«, (Sarah Hughes', Thomas 
Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin'', Joseph 
WhiUdin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire HowlandS JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 3 February, 1830, died at Cape May, 16 January, 1908, 
(interment at Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May 
Court House, New Jersey, 10 June, 1854, Martha Cresse Tom- 
lin, born at Goshen, New Jersey, 10 June, 1835, died at Cape 
May, 18 June, 1893, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 



(1) SARAH HUGHES WALES, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 3 January, 1856, married 5 February, 1880, War- 
ren Cameron Van Gilder. 



(2) EDMUND BENTLEY WALES, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 16 October, 1858, married at Cape May, 2 August, 
1882, Sarah Learning of Fishing Creek. She died at West 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 April, 1892. 

(3) LYDIA HILDRETH WALES, born at Cape May, 4 
January, 1862, died in infancy. 

(4) JANE SCHELLENGER WALES, born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 12 July, 1863. 

(Continued on next page) 
316 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
THOMAS KOGER WALES 



(5) WESTLEY ROGERS WALES, M. D., born at Cape 
May, 21 October, 1869, died at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 11 
August, 1914, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 
24 April, 1892, ORILLA AYERS EDMUNDS, (see page 228), 
and had the following children : — 



THOMAS ROGER WALES, died in infancy; MARTHA 
TOMLIN WALES, born at May's Landing, New Jersey, 3 Oc- 
tober, 1896, married at Gloucester, New Jersey, 24 April, 1916, 
WILLIAM MORRIS CASSEDY", (William Francis Cessedy^ 
Maria Stockton Schenck^ Zeruiah Hughes^ Memucan Hughes^, 
Hannah Whilldin", Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), (see page 
283), and had MARTHA WALES CASSEDY, born at Glouces- 
ter, New Jersey, 22 September, 1917, and WILLIAM MORRIS 
CASSEDY, born at Cape May, 23 November, 1919. 



(6) JOHN ALLEN WALES, born at Cape May, 22 June, 
1873, married at York, Pennsylvania, 12 April, 1904, CORA 
LEAMING WARE, (see page 220), and had EDITH HELENE 
WALES, born at Cape May, 5 March, 1906. 



317 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LYDIA HUGHES WALES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 313. 

LYDIA HUGHES WALES«, (Sarah Hughes^, Thomas 
Hurst Hughes^ Ellis Hughes", Hannah Whilldin', Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LANDi THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 28 October, 1832, died at Cape May, 4 January, 1862, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 
December, 1854, Alvin Parker Hildreth, born at Cold Spring, 
New Jersey, 11 June, 1831, died at Cape May, 3 August, 1897, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue : — 

(1) HOWARD WALES HILDRETH, born 1856, died 5 
June, 1857, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(2) FRANK HARDING HILDRETH, born 12 March, 
1857. 

(3) JAMES MONROE EDMUNDS HILDRETH, born at 
Cape May, 9 December, 1858, married 12 November, 1884, Mar- 
tha Orr Mecray, and had, MARY MECRAY HILDRETH, born 
24 October, 1885, who married 5 April, 1906, John D. Johnson, 
and had KATHRYN HILDRETH JOHNSON, born 18 May, 
1907, and MARY ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born 28 October, 
191L 

(4) ALVIN PARKER HILDRETH, born 1861, died 2 
May, 1867', (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

318 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
MARY HUGHES WALES 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 313, 

MARY HUGHES WALES^ (Sarah Hughes% Thomas 
Hurst Hughes', Ellis Hughes®, Hannah Whilldin\ Joseph 
\Vhilldin^ Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland-, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at Cold Spring, New Jer- 
sey, 25 November, 1836, married at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 8 
December, 1862, Walter Aimer Barrows. 
Issue : — 

(1) FERDINAND BARROWS, died in infancy. 

(2) WALTER ALMER BARROWS, born at Cold 
Spring, New Jersey, 31 December, 1865, married at Cleveland, 
Ohio, 26 September, 1888, Sarah Byers and had: WALTER 
ALMER BARROWS, born at Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, 22 
July, 1890 ; DONALD BARROWS, born at Youngstown, Ohio, 
16 February, 1898. 

(3) HELEN WORK BARROWS, born at Frankford, 
Philadelphia, 14 November, 1867, married at Mt. Holly, New 
Jersey, 29 October, 1891, Charles K. Chambers, and had: MARY 
WALES CHAMBERS, born 29 August, 1892; FRANCES 
WOODWARD CHAMBERS, born 16 August, 1896. 

(4) FREDERICK VOORHEES BARROWS, died in in- 
fancy. 

(5) CHARLES MURRAY SLOAN BARROWS, died in 
infancy. 

(6) MARY ]\IcMULLEN BARROWS, born at Mt. Holly, 
New Jersey 8 March, 1876, married at Mt. Holly, 10 June, 
1904, James H. Dunham, and had, BARROWS DUNHAM, 
born 10 October, 1905. 

WALTER ALMER BARROWS 3rd, son of WALTER and 
Sarah Byers BARROWS, married at Cleveland, Ohio, 3 June, 
1916, Dorothy L. Bulkeley, and had: MARGARET BULKE- 
LEY BARROWS, born 22 September 1917; WALTER AL- 
MER BARROWS 4th born 18 August, 1919. 

MARY WALES CHAMBERS, daughter of Charles K. and 
HELEN WORK BARROWS CHAMBERS, married at Phila- 
delphia, 16 June, 1917, John W. Faucett, of Oil City, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

FRANCES WOODWARD CHAMBERS married 16 Au- 
gust, 1917, William Richard Littleton, and had HELEN ANN 
LITTLETON, born 25 April, 1919. 

319 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
DESIRE GORHAM 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 97. 

DESIRE GORHAM% sister of the HANNAH GOR- 
HAM^ who with her husband Joseph Whilldin moved to Cape 
May, (Desire Howland% JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Plymouth, 20 May, 1664, married John Haws (see 
"Wast Book" on page 8), and had, EXPERIENCE HAWS, 
who married EBENEZER SPROAT^, (Elizabeth SampsonS 
HENRY SAMPSON^ THE PILGRIM). 

Their daughter THANKFUL SPROAT, married JOSEPH 
BENNETT*, (Priscilla Howland^ Isaac Howland^, JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), and had ELIZABETH BEN- 
NETT, who married JOHN MORTON^^ (Ebenezer Morton*, 
Mary Ring^ Deborah Hopkins^, STEPHEN HOPKINS^ THE 
PILGRIM). 

Their daughter, LUCY MORTON, married JABEZ 
SOULE«, (Zaehariah Soule^ Zachariah Soule*, Benjamin 
Soule^ John Soule^, GEORGE SOULE^ THE PILGRIM), Zach- 
ariah Soule^ Mary Eaton*, Benjamin Eaton^, Benjamin E.aton^ 
FRANCIS EATON^ THE PILGRIM), (Zachariah Soule^ 
Zachariah Soule*, Sarah Standish^ Alexander Standish", MYL- 
ES STANDISH^ THE PILGRIM), (Zachariah Soule^ Zach- 
ariah Soule*, Sarah Standish^ Sarah Alden^, JOHN ALDEN^ 
THE PILGRIM), (Zachariah Soule", Zachariah SouleS Sarah 
Standish*, Sarah Alden^ PRISCILLA MULLINS^ WILLIAM 
MULLINS^ THE PILGRIM). 

Their daughter, SARAH SOULE, married DEPEND- 
ENCE STURTEVANT«, (Hannah Chureh^ Richard Church*, 
Nathaniel Church^ Elizabeth Warren^, RICHARD WARiREN^ 
THE PILGRIM), and had: MARY SOULE STURTEVANT, 
born in PLYMOUTH COUNTY, who married Rev. Elbridge 
Gerry Howe, and had, REV. PAUL STURTEVANT HOWE, 
who moved to Cape May, 

320 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ROBERT CHEW HUGHES 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 287. 



ROBERT CHEW HUGHES^", (John Haney Hughes^ 
Ellis Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughes^ Ellis Hughes^, Hannah 
Whilldin^ Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham', Desire How- 
land^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at lona, 
New Jersey, 17 May, 1856, married at Trenton, New Jersey, 4 
May, 1881, Sarah Ann Cresse, born at Burleigh, Cape May 
County, New Jersey, 5 September, 1855. 



Issue :- 



(1) LUCRISSA REEVES HUGHES, born at Cape May, 

7 November, 1883, married at Cape May, 30 June, 1916, Thomas 
William Millet, born at Cape May, 25 January, 1882, and had, 
THOMAS WILLIAM MILLET, 3rd, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 10 December, 1918, 

(2) LENA BLATTNER HUGHES, born at Cape May, 6 
March, 1886, married at Cape May, 23 October, 1907, HARRY 
TAYLOR HUGHES^", (Joseph B. Hughes^ Thomas B. 
Hughes^, Joseph Hughes^ Ellis Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin", 
Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN 
HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born 23 July, 1880, 
and had, SARAH ELIZABETH HUGHES, born at Cape May, 

8 June, 1914. For family and Pilgrim ancestry of HARRY 
TAYLOR HUGHES, see family and descendants of JOSEPH 
HUGHES and his wife Judith Bennett on page 25] 



321 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JAMES ROBB MERRITT 

For ancestors leading back to the IMayflower see page 153. 

JAMES ROBB MERRITT^", (John Bennett Merritt^ 
Louisa Stevens Merritt^ Mary Hughes% Jacob Hughes", Pris- 
cilla Leaming^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire 
Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 December, 1860, died 15 May, 
1907, married 5 April, 1882, Maxamelia Douglas Taylor, born 
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 May, 1861. 

Issue : — 

(1) FRANCES MERRITT, born at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 20 March, 1883, married first at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, 6 September, 1909, Harry Evans Fox, born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, 23 August, 1880, died 28 March, 1918; 
married second 10 October, 1920, Irvin Clark, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 15 January, 1878. 

(2) JOHN HENRY MERRITT, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 24 November, 1885, died 15 February, 1887. 

(3) ANNA MARIE MERRITT, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 24 June, 1887, married 4 August, 1909, Harold 
Alwine, born at Aldan, Pennsylvania, 23 December, 1888. 

(4) JAMES ROBB MERRITT, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 10 June, 1889, married 27 June, 1917, Josephine 
Evelyn Smith, born at Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, 18 August, 
1894. 

(5) EDNA MAY MERRITT, born 8 April, 1891, died 11 
March, 1892. 

(6) JOHN BENNETT MERRITT born 20 December, 
1892, died 24 June, 1893. 

(7) HELEN MAR MERRITT, born at Aldan, Pennsyl- 
vania, 16 April, 1894, married 21 October, 1913, William Ains- 
worth Zook, bom at Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 10 February, 
1890. 

(8) EDWIN MERRITT, born at Clifton Heights, Penn- 
sylvania, 7 August, 1895, married 7 May, 1919, Anna Louisa 
Rownds, born at Salisbury, Maryland, 28 November, 1895. 

322 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
JAMES GORHAM 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 11. 

JAMES GORHAM^ brother of the HANNAH GORHAM^, 
(Desire Howland^ JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), who 
married Joseph Whilldin and with her husband removed to Cape 
May, was born at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, 28 April, 1650, 
died' 1707, married Hannah Huckins, and had, EXPERIENCE 
GORHAIM, born 23 July, 1678, who married Thomas Lothrop. 
Their daughter MEHITABLE LOTHROP, baptized 27 June, 
1725, married Daniel Davis, and had MARY DAVIS, born 29 
April, 1740, who married George Lewis. 

Their son REV. DANIEL DAVIS LEWIS, born at Barn- 
stable, Massachusetts, 22 July, 1777, died at New Brunswick, 
New Jersey, September, 1849, married Mary Dyer, who died IT 
August, 1876, in her 96th year, and had ALMIRA BUTTER- 
FIELD DAVIS, who married Charles B. Quinn, of Philadel- 
phia, son of William Quinn, of Norristown, Pennsylvania. 

Their son WILLIAM HENRY QUINN, born 22 September, 
1839, died 8 January, 1915, married 27 December, 1864, Doro- 
thy Packer Hewett, of Paulsboro, New Jersey, and had MARY 
LEWIS QUINN, born 25 January, 1874, and MARTHA HEW- 
ETT QUINN, born 28 August, 1878. 

MARY LEWIS QUINN, daughter of WILLIAM HENRY, 
married 3 July, 1894, Louis B. Moffett, born 22 March, 1874, at 
Swedesboro, New Jersey, and had LOUIS B. MOFFETT, Jr., 
born 24 June, 1895. 

See "Wast Book" of Col. John Gorham on page 8, for par- 
entage of JAMES GORHAM, and page 11 for date of birth. 

323 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
ALBERT NORTON WOOD 

GEOROE SOULE of the Mayflower, born circa 1602 died 
1680, married Mary Beckett and had GEORGE SOULE', who 

married Deborah . Their daughter MARY SOULE 

married Joseph Davol and had MARY DA VOL, born at Dart- 
mouth, Massachusetts, 14 July, 1705, married at Little Comp- 
ton, 23 November, 1726, Nathaniel Potter, born at Dartmouth, 
7 January, 1709, died at Dartmouth, 1782, and had STOKES 
POTTER, born at Dartmouth, 10 December, 1731, married at 
Little Compton, 11 May, 1750, Rebecca Shaw. 



Their daughter PHEBE POTTER, born 1755, died at Mor- 
risville, New York, 27 August, 1833, married at Little Compton, 
31 May, 1778, Abner Wood, born at Little Compton, 16 June, 
1758, died at Morrisville, New York, September, 1838 and had 
THURSTON WOOD, born at Little Compton, 23 'January, 
1792, died at MeConnell, Georgia, 24 March, 1878, married at 
Madison Center, New York, 25 March, 1819, Hannah Hitchcock, 
born at Hamilton, New York, 4 September, 1801, died at Day- 
ton, Ohio, 3 December, 1878. 



Their son CHARLES WOOD, born at Madison County, 
New York, 18 May, 1824, died at Madison, Indiana, 24 Febru- 
ary, 1881, married at Madison, Indiana, 31 October, 1848, Cyn- 
ica Carpenter, born at Lexington, Indiana, 9 August, 1828, died 
at Chicago, Illinois, 27 October, 1900, and had ALBERT NOR- 
TON WOOD, born at Madison, Indiana, 19 March, 1857, mar- 
ried at Navy Yard, New York, 24 June, 1893, Edith Elmer, born 
at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 24 September, 1871, and had 
the following children : — 



HORACE ELMER WOOD, born at Washington, 22 Octo- 
ber, 1894, died at Yokohama, Japan, 18 July, 1898; THURS- 
TON ELMER WOOD, born at Cape May Court House, 14 Sep- 
tember, 1896, killed in battle in France, near Vierzy, Aisne, 21 
July, 1918 ; HORACE ELMER WOOD, born at Portland, Ore- 
gon, 6 February, 1901; ALBERT ELMER WOOD, born at 
Cape May Court House, 22 September, 1910. 

324 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

EDWARD KENT ARMSTRONG, M. D. 

WILLIAM BRADFORD of the Mayflower, second gover- 
nor of Plymouth Colony, was born at Austerfield, England, 29 
March^ 1590, New Style, died at Plymouth, 19 May, 1657, mar- 
ried Alice Carpenter, widow of Edward Southworth, and had 
WILLIAIM BRADFORD, born at Plymouth, 17 June, 1624, 
died at Plymouth, 1 March, 1704, New Style, who married Alice 
Richards, 

Their daughter ALICE BRADFORD married Rev. William 
Adams, and had ELIZABETH ADAMS, who married Rev. 
Samuel Whiting. 

Their son SAMUEL WHITING married Elizabeth Jud- 
son, and had ELIZABETH WHITING, who married Judson 
Lewis. 

Their son ISAAC LEWIS married Lydia Gates, and had 
HELEN LEWIS, who married Luther Kent. 

Their daughter MINNIE KENT, married Harold B. Arm- 
strong, and had EDWARD KENT ARMSTRONG, M. D., born 
at Englewood, Illinois, 1 July, 1881, died in Red Cross Service, 
at Beirut, Syria, 31 May, 1919, married at Cape May, 11 Au- 
gust, 1914, Carrie Holmes Foeer, born at Cape May, 29 April, 
1892, and had, BARBARA ARMSTRONG, born at Chicago, 
Illinois, 25 March, 1917, residing at Cape May. 

For an account of Governor Bradford's manuscript "The 
History of Plymouth Plantation," improperly called the "Log 
of the Mayflower" — the loss of the famous manuscript and its 
recovery, see page 73. See also note on Governor Bradford's 
long term of office on page 85. 

r 

325 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

RICHARD EDMUNDS 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 290. 

RICHARD EDMUNDS^", (Franklin Davenport Ed- 
munds^ Lydia Hughes^ Thomas Hurst Hughes^, Ellis Hughes*, 
Hannah Whilldin'', Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire 
Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was born at 
Tuckahoe, New Jersey, 21 March, 1847, married at German- 
town, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 November, 1867, Mary Eliz- 
abeth Irwin, daughter of Thomas Rutherford and Louisa 
(Wythe) Irwin. 

Issue : — 

(1) ANNIE LOUISA EDMUNDS, born at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, 26 October, 1868, married at Merchantville, New 
Jersey, 24 May, 1890, William Potts Brooks, born at Roxbor- 
ough, Philadelphia, 24 September, 1869, and had:— ANNIE 
MARSHALL BROOKS, born at Philadelphia, 19 March, 1891; 
FLORENCE ELIZABETH BROOKS, born at Roxborough, 
Philadelphia, 14 August, 1898. 

(2) VIRGINIA MARY EDMUNDS, born at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, 13 January, 18T2, married at Roxborough, 
Philadelphia, 26 October, 1893, Walter Brooks Smith, born 26 
March, 1870, died at Roxborough, Philadelphia, 2 June, 1905, 
and had:— RICHARD EDMUNDS SMITH, born at Philadel- 
phia, 16 September, 1896. 

(3) HANNAH GOELLER EDMUNDS, born at Harding 
Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 29 October, 1877, 
married at Roxborough, Philadelphia, 3 September, 1902, John 
Pierce Churchill, born at Three Oaks, Michigan, 15 May, 1875, 
son of Owen and Flora Eulalia (Little) Churchill. 

326 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
DANIEL HUGHES RUSSELL 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 145. 

DANIEL HUGHES RUSSELL", (Ellen Hughes^", Pris- 
eilla Learning", Hannah Stites^ Priseilla Learning^, Margaret 
Stites^, Priseilla Learning^ Hannah Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^ Desire Howland^ JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), 
was born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 3 October, 1875, married 
at Cape May, 23 September, 1894, Mabel Foster, born at Cape 
May, 1 June, 1880. 

Issue : — 

(1) MAUDE HUGHES RUSSELL, born at Cape May, 
died in infancy. 

(2) HELEN MAUDE RUSSELL, born at Cape May, 4 
July, 1897, married at Tuckahoe, New Jersey, 20 September, 
1914, Harry Kehr, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 Au- 
gust, 1893, and had, ALLAN HARRY KEHR, bom at Cape 
May, 19 November, 1915, and DONALD CLAYTON KEHR, 
born at Cape May, 29 May, 1920. 

(3) LOUISA LE AMINO RUSSELL, born at Cape IVIiay, 8 
February, 1901, married at Cape May, 12 February, 1915, Ray- 
mond Whilldin, born at Heislerville, New Jersey, 13 April, 
1894, and had, NORMA RAY WHILLDIN, born at Cape May, 
3 February, 1920. 

(3) DONALD HUGHES RUSSELL, bom at Cape May, 
23 January, 1908. 

327 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LOUISA SAINT BENNETT 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 215. 

LOUISA SAINT BENNETT^, (Mary Whilldin«, Isaac 
Whilldin", Matthew \Vhilldin«, James Whilldin^ Joseph Whill- 
din*, Hannah Go^ham^ Desire Rowland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 4 May, 1850, married 
at Cape May, 18 December, 1869, Charles Henry Rutherford, 
born at Cape May, 11 July, 1847. 

Issue : — 

(1) OCIE IRWIN RUTHERFORD, born at Cape May, 
1 January, 1871, married at Cape May, 15 June, 1896, John 
Patrick Coyle. 

(2) ELIZA CLARK BENNETT RUTHERFORD born 
at Cape May, 5 July, 1873, married at Cape May, 22 June, 1898, 
Thomas Ledlum Van Winkle. 

(3) LUETTE BENNETT RUTHERFORD, born at Cape 
May, 4 March, 1875, married at Cape May, 1 November, 1892, 
Lafayette Howard Miller, and had: JAMES LAFAYETTE 
MILLER, born at Cape May, 27 February, 1895, married 4 
June, 1917,. Helen IR. Brumbach. 

(4) CORA LEE RUTHERFORD, born at Cape May, 26 
May, 1877, married at Cape May, 4 October, 1900, Edwin Cum- 
mings Miller and had, KENNETH LEE MILLER, born at 
Cape May, 25 April, 1907, MARY LOUISA BENNETT MIL- 
LER, born at Cape May, 3 December, 1914. 

(5) EDYTH RUTHERFORD. 

(6) LINDA HUDSON RUTHERFORD, born at Cape 
May, 4 September, 1888, married at Cape May, 20 December, 
1913, Walter Bossard Hatfield, and had, WALTER RUTHER- 
FORD HATFIELD, born 22 August, 1916. 

(7) and (8) ALBERT COTTON RUTHERFORD and 
JESSE OLIVER RUTHERFORD, born at Cape May, 29 July, 
1891. JESSE OLIVER married at Cape May, 5 June, 1918, 
FLORENCE FILMORE WARE, (see page 277). 

328 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
MEMUCAN HUGHES 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 249. 

MEMUCAN HUGHES\ (Israel Hughes', Meraucan 
Hughes^, Hannah Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gor- 
ham^, Desire Hovvland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ THE PILGIRIM), 
was born at Cape May, 1810, (see page 58 for baptism), died at 
Cape May, IT August, 1857, (tombstone in Cold Spring Ceme- 
tery), married Mary P. Edmunds, bom at Cape May, 1821, died 
at Cape May, 27 November, 1856, (tombstone in Cold Spring 
Cemetery). 

(1) ROBERT EDMUNDS HUGHES, born at Cape May, 
24 June, 1846, married Harriet Sehellenger, born at Cape May 
30 March, 1853, and had :— MILLICENT SCHELLENGER 
HUGHES, born at Cape May, 25 January, 1876, married at 
Cape May, 18 April, 1900, Frank Bacon Mecray, born at Cape 
May, 23 April, 1877, and had, HARRIET HUGHES MECRAY 
bom at Cape May, 4 January, 1905 ; CHARLOTTE BRIDEN- 
THAL HUGHES, born at Cape May, 2 January, 1878, married 
at Cape May, 11 November, 1904, Percy Rothell born at Cape 
May, 29 February, 1872. 

(2) MARY EDMUNDS HUGHES, born at Cape May, 24 
March, 1851, married at Cape May, 25 February, 1879, Joseph 
Paul Hughes, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 January 
1852, and had, JOSEPH BOONE HUGHES, born at Chicago 
niinois, 24 November, 1879, ROBERT EDMUNDS HUGHES- 
bora at Chicago, Illinois, 3 December, 1882, PAUL EDMUNDS 
HUGHES, born at Chicago, Illinois, 19 March, 1888. 

(3) MEMUCAN HUGHES, married first Jennie Cham- 
pion, and had : EARLE C. HUGHES, born at Cape May, 24 
April, 1879, who married Louisa Bush, born at Cape May, 6 Jan- 
uary, 1879, and had, EARLE M. HUGHES, born at Cape May 
14 July, 1907, EDWIN R. HUGHES, bora at Dewey, Okla- 
homa, 10 April, 1909, MARY JANE HUGHES, born at Buffa- 
lo, New York, 27 June, 1912, LOUISA HUGHES, born at San- 
ta Maria, California, 2 September, 1915; MARY HUGHES- 
LAURA HUGHES. 

Memucan Hughes 3rd married second Mrs. Martha Sehell- 
enger Stites. 

32'9 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 
LEAMING M. RICE 
For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 179. 

LEAMING M. RICE^ (Edward Rice^ Hannah Learaing^ 
Christopher Learning^, Christopher Learning'^, Hannah Whill- 
din*. Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born 25 March, 1828, died 14 October, 
1902, married 21 February, 1853, Maria Swain Ludlam, born 20 
IMay, 1828, died 12 December, 1882. 

Issue : — 

(1) JAMES D. RICE, born 23 November, 1853, died 4 
March, 1883, without issue. 

(2) MARY B. RICE, born 1 February, 1855 married 
Uriah Gandy, and had:— ROXANA S. GANDY; JANE R. 
GANDY, died in childhood ; MARTHA GANDY, deceased, who 
married Claude Town, and had, MARTHA G. TOWN; LEAM- 
ING R. GANDY; MARY L. GANDY, who married Lewis 
Everingham. 

(3) HANNAH LEAMING iR'ICE, born 13 November, 
1856, married Lewis B. Lloyd, and had : EDWARD R. LLOYD, 
who married Rebecca Gandy ; RACHEL LLOYD, who married 
Jav E. Mecrav, and had, JAi\IES MECRAY and REBECCA 
MECRAY; EUGENE W. LLOYD, who married Mabel Went- 
zel, and had, STANLEY LLOYD; MARIA LLOYD, died in 
childhood ; IMOGENE LLOYD ; LEAMING R. LLOYD. 

(4) JANE S. RICE, born 21 January, 1859, married Vin- 
cent 0. Miller, and had MARCIA MILLER, who married 
Charles Vernon Smith, and had, CHARLES VERNON SMITH 
and JANE R. SMITH; MARIA R. MILLER; VINCENT 
MILLER. 

(5) EDWARD L. RICE, born 25 January, 1864, married 
11 February, 1891, Phoebe T. Steelman, and had:— DOROTHY 
RICE, born 13 March, 1892; EDWARD RICE, born 23 Octo- 
ber 1893, married 11 October, 1919, Eleanor Wister Garrett; 
MARTHA S^IITH RICE, born 6 January, 1896, married July, 
1918, Ravraond Errickson, and had, DOROTHY RICE EiR'- 
RICKSON, born 22 May, 1919. 

(6) LEAMING M. RICE, born 4 August, 1866, married 
Sarah E. Goff, and had, WILLIAM LEAMING RICE, BEA- 
TRICE RICE, JAMES D. RICE, SARAH ELIZABETH 
RICE and LEAMING M. RICE. 

330 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

JUDITH WHILLDIN ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 218. 

JUDITH WHILLDIN ELDREDGE^ (Deborah Whilldin Ware^, 
Deborah Whilldin', Jonathan Whilldin*^, James Whilldin'*, Joseph 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorhams, Desire Ho\vland2, JOHN HOWLAND^ 
THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 15 August, 1839, died at 
Philadelphia, 25 March, 1908, (tombstone in Gold Spring Cemetery), 
married at Cape May, 1 July, 1858, William Hoffman, born at Cape 
May, 18 May, 1825, died at Cape May, 19 August, 1880, (tombstone in 
Cold Spring Cemetery). 

Issue: — 

(1) LIZZIE WHILLDIN HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 24 
March, 1859, married at Cape May, 1 Decenlber, 1878, Robert E. Hand, 
born at Cape May, 28 June, 1854, died at Cape May, 12 March, 1917, 
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). 

(2) WILLMIRA HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 2 September, 
1861. 

(3) DEBORAH ELDREDGE HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 24 
August, 1863, married at Cape May, 25 December, 1898, Alexander 
Carlton Hildreth. 

(4) MELISSA HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 14 August, 1865, 
married at Cape May, 15 October, 1888, Horace Richardson, born at 
Cape May, 22 February, 1867, and had:— ETHEL RICHARDSON, 
born at Cape May, 2 September, 1889, married at Cape Mav, 30 June, 
1909, William John Bethell, born June, 1888, and had, JOHN HORACE 
BETHELL, born at Cape May, 31 March, 1913; LIZZIE RICHARD- 
SON, born 22 February, 1894, died 31 August, 1900. 

(5) ANNA LOUISA HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 15 Sep- 
tember, 1867, married at Cape May, 5 January, 1890, William Reeves 
Cresse, born at Cape May, 24 February, 1867, and had, WALTER 
WORTH CRESSE, born at Cape May, 13 May, 1891, married at Cam- 
den, New Jersey, 27 December, 1915, Marion Mixner; AL- 
FRED SHARP CRESSE, born at Cape Mav, 13 January. 1896; ROB- 
ERT HAND CRESSE, born at Cape May, 6 November, 1897; LEWIS 
HOFFMAN CRESSE, born at Cape May, 8 October, 1901; ARTHUR 
BENJAMIN CRESSE, born at Cape May, 8 September, 1904. 

(6) GEORGE SWAIN HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 5 July, 
1869, died at Cape May, 18 May, 1894, without issue. 

(7) LEWIS STILLWELL HOFFMAN, born at Cape May, 15 
March, 1875, married at Cape Mav, 17 December, 1910, Ocie May Mc- 
Neill, born at Cold Spring, 7 April, 1888. 

331 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

DEBORAH WHILLDIN ELDREDGE 

For ancestors leading back to the Mayflower see page 218. 

DEBORAH WHILLDIN ELDREDGE^ (Deborah Whill- 
din Ware®, Deborah Whilldin^, Jonathan Whilldin®, James 
Whilldin^, Joseph Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^, Desire How- 
land^, JOHN ROWLAND^ THE PILGRIM), was bom at Cape 
May, 29 January, 1841, died at West Cape May, New Jersey, 1 
February, 1872, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married 
at Cape May, Reuben Hoffman, born at Cape May, 14 August, 
1830. 

Issue : — 

(1) JUDITH ELDREDGE HOFFMAN, born at West 
Cape May, New Jersey, 27 November, 1865, died at West Cape 
May, New Jersey, 14 October, 1904, married at West Cape May, 
New Jersey, 27 November, 1885, LIVINGSTON ELDREDGE^", 
(William Tomlin Eldredge^, Jeremnah Learning Eldredge®, Aar- 
on Eldredge^, Aaron Eldredge®, Mercy Learning^, Hannah 
Whilldin*, Hannah Gorham^ Desire Howland^, JOHN HOW- 
LAND^ THE PILGRIM), who was born at Cape May, 27 April, 
1862, died at Cape May, 6 June, 1906, and had :— 

FLORENCE ELDREDGE, born at West Cape May, New 
Jersey, 10 December, 1888, married at Camden, New Jersey, 8 
May, 1908, Thomas Stillwell Sayre, born at Cape May, 28 Sep- 
tember, 1881. 

REUBEN ELDREDGE, born at West Cape May, 24 Sep- 
tember, 1895, married at Wildwood, New Jersey, Florence 
Brown, born at Philadelphia, and had, EMMA ELDREDGE, 
born at West Cape May, New Jersey, 10, IVtay, 1917; EDNA 
ELDREDGE, born at Wildwood, New Jersey, 21 May, 1918. 

STILLWELL ELDREDGE, born at West Cape May, 26 
October, 1901, married 1 January, 1921, Emma Willis. 

(2) LILBURN TOWNSEND HOFFMAN, born at Cape 
May, married Minnie Vanaman, daughter of David Vanaman, 
and had, VIDA HOFFMAN and ANNA HOFFMAN. 

(3) ENOS HOFFMAN, died in infancy. 

For Pilgrim ancestry of LIVINGSTON ELDREDGE see 
under family of WILLIAM TOMLIN ELDREDGE, page 132. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 
Genealogical Notes 

The old families of Pilgrim posterity of Cape May County are 
descendants of three Mayflower passengers: — John Rowland, his wife 
Elizabeth Tilley and her father John Tilley. The last died the first 
year, and although of a generation preceding John Rowland, is not 
given in this volume or in the requirements of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants as the first Pilgrim ancestor, out of deference to 
the long service to the Pilgrim Colony of his son in law, John How- 
land. Bridget, the wife of John Tilley who accompanied him in the 
passage to the New Woi-ld, has not been proved the mother of his 
daughter Elizabeth, and cannot be claimed as a Mayflower ancestor. 
She died as did her husband the first year. There are now living in 
the County of Cape May descendants of fifteen passengers of the 
Mayflower— John Rowland, John Tilley, Elizabeth Tilley, William 
Bradford, Myles Standish, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William 
Mullins, Alice Mullins, George Soule, Richard Warren, Francis Eaton, 
Sitephen Ropkins, Elizabeth Ropkins, Renry Sampson. 

The genealogical tables preceding by no means include all the 
families of Pilgrim descent of the County — many records are incom' 
plete through failure of families to respond to requests for informa- 
tion, and intermarriages in the eai'ly years of the Pilgrim stock wdth 
the Crowell, Crawford and Schellenger families have not been touched 
upon and require long investigation of wills, deeds and tombstone rec- 
ords, in the absence of vital records of any kind. In another effort 
the author will attempt to include all the Mayflower families of the 
County and of those who have gone out from us. It is regrettable 
that initial letters instead of full names are universally used among 
us, and further that sometimes fanciful names are given children in 
prefemce to the good old Pilgrim names we have a right to use. 



The Rev. Daniel Lawrence, father of Ann Lawrence, wife of 
Jacob Rughes and great grandfather of the Rev. Daniel Lawrence 
Hughes, D. D., was born on Long Island in 1718, died at Cape May, 
13 September, 1766, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). His wife 
Sarah is buried beside him, the inscrption on the tombstone reading: 
"Mrs. Sarah Lawrence, died 20 January, 1768, aged 45 years." Their 
two children were, Ann Lawrence, whose marriage to Jacob Hughes 
is recorded on page 103, and Daniel, of whom we have no record, ex- 
cept that his son bore the name of his grandfather, was a Pres- 
byterian clergyman, and was bom in Philadelphia, 28 December, 
1795, died at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, 30 August, 1875. (The Rev. 
Dr. D. L. Rughes also mentions two sisters, Deborah and Catherine). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

name, married at Philadelphia, 3 January, 1825, Sarah Dare Eithian, 
and had eleven children — the list is given in "The Divine Covenant 
Fulfilled," by Rev. Dr. D. L. Hugrhes, pages 17, 18. Whether this Law- 
rence family is related to the New England family of the same name 
is a problem for future investigation. The appearance of the ances- 
tor on Long Island seems to podiit to thait conclusion. 



The several branches of the Hand family of Cape May County 
are descended from John Hand, who was at Lyim in Massachusetts 
Bay Colony as early as 1636, and removed to the whaling settlement 
at Southampton, Long Island, before 7 March, 1644. He married 
Alice Gransden, and had nine children, (Nash's Fifty Puritan Ances- 
tors), as follows: — John, bom about 1633; Stephen, born about 1635; 
Joseph, born 1638; Mary, married before 1657, Charles Barnes; 
Shamgar, moved to Cape May, and died there about 1727; Benjamin, 
bom about 1644, died in Cape May County; James, bom in East- 
hampton, died there 13 March, 1733; Thomas, one of the Cape May 
whaleman, bora 1646, drowned off Cape May, 2 October, 1814, a 
daughter, probably Alice. The following line of descent continues 
this ancient Cape May family through ten generations to the present 
time: — 

JOHN HAND, an arrival in Massachusetts Bay before 1636, mar- 
ried Alice Gransden, and had THOMAS HAND, bora 1646, died 1714, 
married Katherine, and had JOHN HAND, bom at East Hampton, 
about 1666, died at Cape May before 27 April, 1736, married Mercy, 
who died at Cape May before 19 April, 1746, and had SILAS HAND, 
bora at Cape May about 1722, died at Cape May, May, 1770, married 
at Cape May, 1751, Sarah Crowell, and had ELISHA HAND, bora 
at Cape May, January 1752, died at Cape May, 18 November, 1814, 
married at Cape May, 25 March, 1783, Esther Teal, bora 10 Novem- 
ber, 1762, died at Cape May, 4 June, 1802, and had AARON B. HAND, 
born at Cape May, 5 May, 1791, died at Cape May, 23 December, 1861, 
married at Cape May, 18 February, 1818, Jane Hand Bancroft, born at 
Cape May, 20 August, 1793, died at Cape May, January 14, 1864, and 
had NOAH HAND, bom at Cape May, 26 July, 1829, died at Cape 
May, 28 July, 1907, married at Philadelphia, 9 November, 1851, Jane 
Hannah, born at County Derry, Ireland, 1818, died at Cai>e May, 31 
December, 1905, and had AARON W. HAND, born at Camden, New 
Jersey, 10 February, 1857, married 6 March, 1877, Letitia Byers 
Reeves, bom at Cape May, 16 January, 1857, and had the following 
children: — 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

(1) ALBERT REEVES HAND, bom at Cape May, 24 March, 
1878, married at Cape May, SO October, 1901, Sara Elizabeth Millet, 
and had THOMAS MILUET HAND, born at Gape May, 7 July, 1903. 

(2) BERNARD HAND, bom at Cape May, 18 January, 1880, 
married at Philadelphia, 1904, Martha Brown, born at Green Creek, 
New Jersey, 26 September, 1884, and had MILDRED HAND, AARON 
W. HAND and BERNICE HAND, 

(3) DR. REU ABU AH HAND, born at Cape May, 7 April, 1882, 
married at Cape May, 11 May, 1909, Elizabeth Blattner, born at Cape 
May, 11 May, 1882. 

(4) ELLWOOD STOKES HAND, born at Cape May, 9 August, 
1884, died at Colon, Panama, 11 July, 1914. 

(5) and (6) JEANNE REEVES HAND and ANITA REEVES 
HAND, born at Cape May, 17 June, 1890. 

For Mayflower ancestry of Elizabeth Blattner, wife of Dr. Reu 
Abijah Hand, see page 287, 



"Walliam Price, the ancestor of the Prices of southern New Jer- 
sey, was bora in England near the Welsh border about 1705-10. He 
came to America when a young man, and settled in Burlington Coun- 
ty, New Jersey, where he married in 1736 Rebecca Church, and had 
two sons; William, born about 1738, died 1819; and J<din, bom about 
1742. The latter, a major in the revolution, married Polly Potter, 
and had one child, Anne, who married a John Smith and moved west. 
William, the other son, was a captain in the revolution. In 1789 he 
purchased the old Price Farm where the original Cape Town was 
located on the bay shore. Captain Price married Rebecca Jobs (who 
died 1814) and had six children: — 

1. Edward, bora 26 July, 1767, died 21 January, 1825; married 
1792, Sarah Cozens (bora 26 August, 1772, died 19 October, 1819) 
and had John, Sarah, William, Rebecca, Deborah, Edward and Joseph. 

2. William, died a young man without issue. 

3. Mary, who married first Joseph Sweatman, and had James 
and Mary; secondly, George Matthews, and had James and Arte- 
misia. 

4. Rebecca, who married Isaac Wynn and had William, Benja- 
min and Rebecca. 

5. Deborah, who married Joel Stratton, and had a daughter. 

6. Joseph, living 1846, who married first Kitty Bassett and sec- 
ondly Sarah Clark, and had Sarah, Edward, Mary, Aime, Catharine, 
Joseph, William, Sarah 2d, Harriet and Clark. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

The grand parents on her father's side of Elmira Williams 
Hughes, wife of Rev. Dr. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, (see page 157), 
were Humphrey Hughes and Jane Whilldin, daughter of James and 
sister of Elder Matthew Whilldin, (see page 202); on her mother's 
side her grand parents were William Williams of Loudon County, Vir- 
ginia, and Hetty Zanes Collins, of Gloucester County, N. J. (See 
Divine Covenant fulfilled in Pious Households" by Rev. D. L. Hughes, 
D. D., page 109). 

An account of the ancestor of the Learnings of Cape May has 
been given on page 25 in a quotation from the Diary of Aaron Leam- 
ing second, and in a quotation from the Anecdotes of Thomas, son of 
the first Christopher, on page 14, which notes were incorporated in 
the Diary of his nephew, the above named Aaron Learning second. 



The account of James Whilldin and Richard Crawford, executors 
of the last Will and Testament of Joseph Whilldin second, (see pages 
27, 100), exhibited before the Prerogative Office at Burlington, 19 
May, 1749, prays allowance for the payment of the following lega- 
cies: 

Pounds 

By moneys paid Abigail Whildin in full of her legacy 50 
By money paid David Whildin in part of his Legacy.. 50 
By moneys paid Mathew Whildin in full of his Legacy 56 5 

By moneys paid Loes Whildin in full of her Legacy 60 7 5 

By moneys pd Ellis Hughes in full of his wdfes Legacy 24 1 11 

By money pd David Whildin in full of his legacy 24 1 11 

By moneys to Richard Crawford in full of his wifes 

Legacy 24 1 11 

By moneys paid Richard Crawford, Ellis Hughes and 

Matthew Crowell in part for the negro gii'l 15 

By moneys to be paid to Uriah Hughes 2 Children 5 

By moneys to James Wjhildin in part for the negro 

girl 5 

Ellis Hughes was son-in-law of Joseph Whilldin second, and his 
will (see page 29), gives the name of his wife Hannah and his son 
Memucan. The grandson "Memukin" Hughes to whom Joseph 
Whilldin second gives "one ten year old hefer or stear" was the son 
of Ellis and Hannah Whilldin, and could be the son of no other 
daughter of Joseph Whilldin, Rachel's legacy being paid to her hus- 
band Richard Crawford and Loes receiving hers, at least in part, in 
her own name — and further the two children of the deceased daughter 
Mary (Mercy) are named in both the will and accounting of the exe- 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

cutors. Memucan, as the comparison of his will and tombstone 
shows, was bom 12 April, 1739, died 8 January, 1812. Ellis, his full 
brother, born 16 August, 1745, named in the will of Ellis senior, was 
also the son of Hannah who survived her husband, and after his 
death in 1752 married an Eldredge. 

A legacy of 2 pounds 10 Shillings each is given by Joseph "Wlhill- 
din second to "my Daughter Marey (Mercy) Deceased Children Ellis 
and Judith" and the executors account for "5 Pounds to be paid to 
Uriah Hughes 2 Children." The author feels great diffidence in call- 
ing in question the conclusions of Mr. S. Gordon Smyth, whose unfail- 
ing assistance and patience have contributed a large share in deter- 
mining the descent of the Pilgrim strain through the Whilldin- 
Hughes line, but it seems evident that the assumption that Ellis 
Hughes senior first married Mary and had Ellis and Judith is not 
bome out by the record of the vdll and accounting. 

A further erroneous conclusion (and here Mr. S. Gordon Smyth 
is in full accord with the author) is that Ellis Hughes, son of Uriah 
and Mary Whilldin was the Ellis Hughes, junior, ancestor of ..ne 
late Major Charles Welsh Edmunds of Philadelphia. Mr. 
George E. Bowman of Boston has show^ that the conclusions of State 
historians of the Society of Mayflower Descendants are not always 
reliable, and the author ventures to say that the arbitrary choice of 
Ellis, son of Uriah, as the Ellis junior of testamentary and tomb- 
stone records, with no connecting link, is entirely without support. 
Ellis junior was not the junior of an uncle, or of his cousin; he was 
the junior of his father, and his mother was Hannah Whilldin, and 
the connecting link which is entirely lacking in the arbitrary assump- 
tion of Uriah as has father is found in the memorandum of Thomas 
Hurst Hughes in the family Bible of Franklin Davenport Edmunds, 
(see page 37). While the memorandum is not first authority and 
must give way to certain documentary evidence, it confirms the rec- 
ord, and it is incredible that Congressman Thomas Hurst Hughes, 
whose father, Ellis junior, was living when he was 48 years of age, 
was mistaken as to the names of both paternal grand parents. 



The following list of tombstones collected by Mr. William Evans 
Price from Tabernacle Cemetery, Cape May County, is of great valua 
in confirming the record of the foregoing genealogical tables and is 
of general interest to the many descendants who have migrated to 
distant parts of the country. 

Memucan Hughes, Sr., bom 12 April, 1739, died 8 January, 1812, 
{see pages 197 and 204). 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Parsons Edmunds, died 9 January, 1851, in his 70th year; Ruth 
Edmunds, wife of Parsons, died 20 January, 1846, aged 47 years, 9 
months, 17 days. 

Philip Cresse, died 25 March, 1853, in his 74th year; Margaret, 
wife of Philip, died 30 April, 1864, in her 78th year. 

Aaron Hand, died 28 December, 1851, in his 51st year. 

William Price, bom 16 January, 1898, died 18 September, 1858; 
wife, Mary C, died 11 November, 1875, aged 67 years, 3 months, 20 
days. 

Rev. John Price, bom 10 October, 1793, died 21 May, 1863; wife, 
Kezia, born 18 August, 1798, died 7 August, 1886. 

Edward Price, died 21 January, 1825, aged 57 years, 5 months, 26 
days; wife, Sarah, died 19 October, 1819, aged 47 years, 1 month, 23 
days. 

Deborah Price, wife of Aaron Schellenger, bom 26 Febmary, 
1830, died 20 October, 1917. 

Madeline T. Reeves, bom 1866, died 1905. 
Albert E. Reeves, bom 1863, died 1894. 

Lambert W. Hughes, bom 16 December, 1850, died 22 November, 
1885. 

Israel Hughes, died 27 January, 1904, aged 81 years, 9 months, 
(see pages 249, 259); wife, Elizabeth H., bom 22 April, 1821, died 13 
March, 1893, (see pages 249, 259). Daughters, Elizabeth and Judith, 
son Richard. 

Jacob Corson, born 1815, died 1896; wife, Margaret M., bom 1814, 
died 1896. Daughters iMary E., Albertina, Theodocia, son Solon. 

Charles S. Corson, bom 11 May, 1849, died 7 Febmary, 1909. 

Smith Stites, bom 25 August, 1808, died 10 August, 1872. 

Mary A. Stites, bora 18 August, 1811, died 2 August, 1872. 

Philip C. Stites, died 7 December, 1898, in his 44th year. 

Cornelius Leaming, died 4 June, 1897, aged 65 years. 

Rev. Israel Townsend, bom 12 May, 1782, died 3 November, 1862; 
wife, Abigail, bom 24 April, 1786, died 5 December, 1868. 

Aaron Hughes, died 17 October, 1842, aged 63 years, 11 months, 
17 days. 

Meribah Hughes, died 16 April, 1825, aged 33 years, 5 months. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Daniel B. Hughes, born 20 July, 1816, died 1 June, 1888, (see 
pages 144, 146); wife, Priscilla Learning, bom 8 January, 1820, died 
29 June, 1915. 

Lemuel Learning, bom 2 October, 1809, died 3 May, 1879, (see 
page 177). 

Aaron Learning, bom 15 May, 1784, died 7 January, 1836, (see 
pages 108, 144); wife, Hannah, died 12 April, 1862, aged 73 years, 6 
months, (see pages 143, 144). Daughter, Charlotte Matthews, born 
28 May, 1810, died 30 July, 1854; daughter, Mary L. Compton, died 31 
July, 1862, aged 33 years, 5 months, 15 days. 

Rev. Parsons Townsend, bom 18 October, 1807, died 7 October, 
1886; wife, Abigail, bora 7 December, 1811, died 2 March, 1906. Son, 
Samuel, bom 7 September, 1838, died 25 October, 1918. 

Israel Townsend, died 11 July, 1841, in 28th year. 

Rev. Socrates Townsend, bom 4 Febmary, 1816, died 13 Septem- 
ber, 1899; wife, Sarah Garretson, bom 8 June, 1823, died 11 Febru- 
ary, 1858. 

Elijah Miller, died 22 February, 1855, aged 74 years, 7 months, 
24 days; wife, Catharine M., bom 30 June, 1783, died 27 July, 1877. 

Silas M. Hand, died 22 January, 1879, aged 73 years; wife, Mary 
B., died 4 August, 1893, aged 77 years, 5 months, 1 day. 



Ezekiel Eldredge, of New England Township, Cape May County, 
made his will 6 June, 1710, proved 2 February, 1711-12, naming his 
wife Sarah — ^five sons and three daughters not named. The names of 
the children, in the absence of vital records, are collected from the 
Eldredge wills of the next generation. Elisha Eldredge made his 
will 1 December, 1732, naming his brothers Ezekiel, Samuel, William 
(see page 99), and Jacob, sisters, Lydia Eldredge, Bethia Parsons 
and Sarah Stiles (Stites?). Ezekiel Eldredge died intestate before 
30 October, 1739, administration granted to widow, Elizabeth, and son 
Ezekiel. For will of Samuel Eldredge see page 29. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

AMBROSE— Isaac, born 22 October, 1882 ; died 28 Decern, 
ber, 1882 , aged 2 months, 6 days. 

BAILEY— Harriet, bom 26 May, 1883 ; died 18 June, 1883, 
aged IT days. 
Martha, bom 26 May, 1883; died 8 June, 1883, aged 12 
days. 

BANCROFT— Albert. 
Anna. 
Ephraim. 
James. 
James. 
Julia. 

BARCLIFF— Albert. 

BARNARI>— Emma L., bom 1844; died 3 April, 1874, aged 
30 years. 

BARNES— Edward, born 20 March, 1774; died 20 June, 
1829 , aged 55 years, 3 months. 

BARROWS— Ferdie, died 31 December, 1863. 
Freddie, died 8 August, 1869. 

Charlie, born 8 January, 1871 ; died 4 Febmary, 1871 , 
aged 26 days. 

BARNETT— B. 
L. 

BARNEY-^Deborah, bom 27 October, 1753; died 27 Jan- 
uary, 1826, aged 72 years, 3 months. 

BARTON— Clarence M., bom 12 October, 1870; died 12 No- 
vember, 1871, aged 8 years, 1 month. 
Edwin D., bom 2 December, 1866; died 5 March, 1867, 
aged 3 months, 3 days, 

BATE— Anna Gaddie, bom 1855 ; died 1 March, 1868, aged 

13 years. 
Euzabeth C, bom 1838; died 29 August, 1841, aged 3 

years. 
William J., bom 17 October, 1808; died 16 November, 

1866, aged 78 years, 9 days. 

BATEMAN— Elizabeth, bora 1826; died 29 July, 1848, aged 
22 years. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

BATTERSALI^-Carl W., bom 18 August, 1884; died 18 
November, 1886, aged 2 years, 3 months. 
Thomas, born 30 September, 1837; died 30 May, 1873, 
aged 35 years, 8 months. 

BENEZET^WiLLiAM H., born 1841 ; died 10 August, 1886, 
aged 46 years. 

BENNETT— Capt. Aaron, born 10 September, 1764, died 8 

August, 1840, aged 75 years, 10 months, 28 days. 
Abraham, bom 1795; died 18 January, 1852, aged 57 

years. 
Albert G., bom 28 March, 1855; died 19 July, 1861, 

aged 6 years, 3 months, 21 days. 
Eliza C, born 1855; died 24 January, 1872, aged 17 

years. 
Emma, aged 2 years, 2 months. 

George, born 1805 ; died 18 August, 1869, aged 64 years. 
Louisa, born 1741 ; died 19 March, 1814, aged 73 years. 
Martha S., born 1844; died 22 May, 1870, aged 26 years. 
Mary, born 23 December, 1769 ; died 27 January, 1820, 

aged 50 years, 1 month, 4 days. 
Mary, born 1820 ; died 9 August, 1888, aged 68 years. 
Sarah C, born 9 August, 1840; died 21 September, 1842, 

aged 2 years, 1 month, 12 days. 
SoPHLi, born 14 October, 1812; died 22 January, 1847, 

aged 34 years, 3 months, 8 days. 
Sophia H., born 5 January, 1853; died 14 July, 1861, 

aged 8 years, 6 months, 9 days. 
Spicer, born 1805 ; died 1832, aged 29 years. 
-Stephen D., born 1844; died 27 May, 1862, aged 18 years. 
Stephen, born 1815 ; died 5 July, 1871, aged 55 years. 
William. 
Mrs. W. 

BISHOP— Rachel, bom 1769 ; died 30 November, 1839, aged 
70 years. 

BLAKE— Carrie, born 1867; died 21 August, 1888, aged 21 

years. 
George, born 22 Febraary, 1826 ; died 2 November, 1888, 

aged 62 years ( 8 months, 10 days. 
Sylvia, born 3 July, 1875 ; died 7 January, 1887, aged 11 

years, 6 months, 4 days. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

BLATTNER— Eugene J., bom 20 June, 1813; died 12 Feb- 
ruary, 1886, aged 72 years, 7 months, 22 days. 

BOCKIUS— Bessie, born 7 September, 1886; died 13 June, 
1888, aged 1 year, 9 months, 6 days. 

BOHM— Amelius, bom 17 April, 1822; died 4 July, 1877, 
aged 55 years, 2 months, 17 days. 

BORTON— Edward, died 22 Febmary, 1889. 

BOWEN— Eliza, bora 1806; died 15 February, 1882, aged 
76 years. 
SiLVANus, bom 1747; died 6 November, 1761, aged 14 

years. 
Smith, born 1814 ; died 30 December, 1888, aged 74 years. 

BREWTON— Emma C, born 26 December, 1880; died 23 

January, 1882, aged 1 year, 27 days. 
Lizzie S., born 16 September, 1870; died 16 March, 1873, 

aged 2 years, 6 months. 
Sarah G., born 9 January, 1879 ; died 4 September, 1879, 

aged 7 months, 25 days. 

BUCK— Aaron, born 12 April, 1773; died 12 February, 1790, 

aged 16 years, 10 days. 
Frederick, born 1760; died 2 September, 1828, aged 68 

years. 
Tabitha, born 1768; died 21 May, 1836, aged 68 years. 
Thomas, born 1744, died 24 February, 1790, aged 46 

years. 

BULL— Lydia, bom 1761 ; died 19 July, 1842, aged 81 years. 

BUSH— Francine, born 1 August, 1886 ; died 4 April, 1889, 
aged 2 years, 9 months, 4 days. 
Samuel, aged 4 days. 

CAKE — Lawrence, born 20 September, 1861 ; died 20 March, 
1867, aged 5 years, 6 months. 

CASSEDY— Albert Judson, bom 1839 ; died 27 June, 1863, 

aged 24 years. 
Maria S.. born 10 July, 1806; died 10 November, 1884, 

aged 78 years, 4 months. 
William, bom 1807; died 11 Augu.it, 1854, aged 47 

years. 
Willie, born 1838 ; died 2 March, 1842, aged 4 years. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CHRISTMAN— Elizabeth S., bom 23 August, 1811 ; died 22 
October, 1874, aged 63 years, 2 months, 4 days. 

church—Eliza p., bom 26 ."^nuary, 1839; died 15 July, 
1839, aged 5 months, 19 days. 
Harry R., born 7 July, 1879; died 25 April, 1881, aged 

I year, 9 months, 18 days. 

John R., bora 1818; died 30 July, 1859, aged 41 years. 
Mary, born 1817 ; died 6 June, 1864, aged 47 years. 
Nathan, bom 3 July, 1913; died 25 November, 1862, 

aged 49 years, 4 months, 22 days. 
Smith, born 5 August, 1807 ; died 2 February, 1885, aged 

II years, 5 months, 27 days. 

William H., born 15 May, 1838 ; died 4 November, 1852, 
aged 14 years, 5 months, 19 days. 

CLARKE— ^ AMES, born 7 June, 1798; died 10 December, 
1859, aged 61 years, 6 months, 8 days. 
Rev. Thomas D., bom 1809; died 11 February, 1870, 
aged 61 years. 

CLIVER— Jonathan R., bom 1841 ; died 25 July, 1885, aged 
44 years. 

CLOPPER— Edward N., born 1775 ; died 22 July, 1822, aged 
47 years. 

CORGIE— Judith, bom 1801 ; died 16 September, 1843, aged 

42 years. 
Lydia, bom 1758 ; died 23 December, 1817, aged 59 years. 
Robert, born 1742 ; died 25 April, 1807, aged 65 years. 
William, bom 1793; died 23 November, 1856, aged 63 

years, 

CORSON— Elizabeth, bom 1794; died 19 March, 1853. 

Rebecca D., born 5 April, 1837; died 2 October, 1861, 
aged 24 years, 5 months, 27 days. 

CRAWFORD— Eliza, bom 1811; died 3 Febmary, 1889, 

aged 78 years. 
Hannah, born 1790 ; died 15 March, 1862, aged 72 years. 
Jonathan, bom 1787; died 23 Apirl, 1866, aged 7'9 years. 
Josephene, born 1836 ; died 21 May, 1888, aged 52 years. 
Richard, bom 1766; died 9 November, 1811, aged 45 

years. 
Wn^LiAM, born 15 May, 1811 ; died 28 June, 1874, aged 63 

years, 1 month, 13 days. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

CRESSE— Anthony, bom 4 January, 1773; died 23 Jan- 
uary, 1834, aged 61 years, 19 days. 
Anthony, born 1811 ; died 20 March, 1857, aged 46 years. 
David, born 1800; died 18 October, 1849, aged 49 years. 
David, Jr., born 1841; died 4 February, 1862, aged 21 

years . 
Gertie, bom 10 Febmary, 1873 ; died 25 Febmary, 1878, 

aged 5 years, 15 days. 
George, born 25 December, 1781; died 14 June, 1868, 

aged 86 years, 5 months 19 days. 
Judith, born 21 March, 1773; died 25 January, 1843, 

aged 69 years, 10 months, 4 days. 
Judith, born 1 June, 1781 ; died 17 December, 1870, aged 

89 years, 6 months, 16 days. 
Julia, born 1848 ; died 11 March, 1852, aged 4 years 
Maria Tomlin, born 1806; died 28 Febmary, 1875, aged 

69 years. 
Mary S., born 25 October, 1805 ; died 7 September, 1831 

aged 25 years, 11 months, 11 days. 
Uriah H., born 1832 ; died 23 August, 1833, aged 1 year 
Uriah H., born 1806 ; died 3 i\Iarch, 1870, aged 64 years. 

CROWELI>-Aaron, born 20 October, 1771; died 15 Jan- 
uary, 1860, aged 89 years, 2 months, 26 days. 

Abigail, born 28 July, 1810; died 12 May, 1842, aged 31 
years, 9 months, 14 days. 

Barnabas, born 1766; died 5 March, 1819, aged 53 years. 

Daniel, bom 1751; died 16 November, 1815 aged 64 
years. ' 

DeWitt C., born 5 Febmary, 1828; died 25 November, 

1874, aged 46 years, 9 months, 20 days. 
Elizabeth, bom 1768; died 13 January, 1836, aged 68 

years. 

Eliza F., bom 1T98; died July, 1821, aged 23 years. 
Emma, bom 23 M^reh, 1874; died 27 May, 1874, aged 12 

months, 4 days. 
Esther bom 9 March, 1799; died 22 September, 1882, 

aged 83 years, 6 months, 13 days. 
Furman, bom 1792; died 14 Febmary, 1853, aged 61 

years. 

1875, aged 68 years, 4 months, 17 days 

Hannah M born 24 September, 1806; died 11 Febmary 
1875, aged 68 years, 4 months, 17 days. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Julia, born 8 February, 1867 ; died 8 September, 1868, 

aged 1 year, 7 months. 
Maria, born 1798 ; died 20 May, 1885, aged 87 years. 
Capt. Page, born 6 June, 1806; died 23 August, 1886, 

aged 80 years, 2 months, 17 days. 
Sarah, born 8 July, 1777; died 6 June, 1857, aged 79 

years, 10 months, 28 days, 
Sarah, bom 1810; died 8 October, 1881, aged 71 years. 
Thomas P., born 27 February, 1798; died 16 August, 

1876, aged 78 years, 5 months, 19 days. 
Thomas S. ; died 28 June, 1858. 
Tryphene, born 20 February, 1809 ; died 29 November, 

1834 aged 25 years, 9 months, 9 days. 

CUMMINGS^Emma E., born 1874; died 14 September, 1887, 

aged 13 years. 
Harry E., born 3 June, 1870; died 3 ^liarch, 1875, aged 

4 years, 5 months. 
Jonathan, born 2 August, 17'69 ; died 5 May, 1825, aged 

55 years, 9 months, 5 days. 
Leonard, born 4 June, 1810; died 18 November, 1886, 

aged 76 years, 5 months, 14 days. 
Louisa, bom 10 January, 1815 ; died 20 September, 1837, 

aged 21 years, 8 months, 20 days. 
Mary Ella, bom 1856; died 8 January, 1861, aged 5 

years. 
Rachel, bom 1786 ; died 22 May, 1864, aged 78 years. 
Samuel S., born 1 September, 1842; died 12 October, 

1887, aged 45 years, 1 month, 11 days. 

DAVIS— Abigail, born 10 Febmary, 1759 ; died 24 Febraary, 
1847, aged 88 years, 14 days. 
Elizabeth, bom 1788 ; died 3 June, 1829, aged 41 years. 
Virgil M. 

DENIZOT— Albert, bom 25 July, 1885; died 22 January, 
1886, aged 5 months, 27 days. 
Julia, bom 20 November, 1883 ; died 15 July, 1884, aged 
7 months, 25 days. 

DOUGLASS — Anna Francis, bom 19 January, 1841; died 
29 June, 1841, aged 5 months, 10 days. 

352 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

DOWNS— Bertha, born 30 June, 1870; died 23 October, 

1885, aged 15 years, 3 months, 23 days. 
Edmund, aged 2 months. 
George W., bom 3 January, 1824; died 25 November, 

1870, aged 46 years, 10 months, 22 days. 
Margaret L., born 9 January, 1833 ; died 31 March, 1883, 

aged 50 years, 2 months, 22 days. 
Maurice C. 

EDMONDS— Aaron, bom 14 September, 1766 ; died 23 June, 
1844, aged 79 years, 9 months, 9 days. 
Lydia, born 1770 ; died 30 January, 1795, aged 25 years. 

EDMUNDS— (Aaron, born 22 June, 1793 ; died 25 November, 

1856, aged 63 years, 5 months, 2 days. 
Abigail, born 3 June, 1858; died 24 November, 1879, 

aged 21 years, 5 months, 21 days. 
Ada H., born 22 February, 1870; died 22 July, 1870, 

aged 5 months, 
Albert S., born 1839 ; died 13 December, 1S62, aged 23 

years. 
Alfred A. ; 37 years, 8 months. 

Ann, born 1783 ; died 27 November, 1847, aged 64 years. 
Anna, born 1792 ; died January, 1870, aged 78 years. 
Cardwell, bom 7 July, 1839 ; died 17' July, 1839, aged 

10 days. 
Charlie, born 1 April, 1854; died 2 November, 1861, 

aged 7 years, 7 months, 1 day. 
Downs, born 1782; died 7 December, 1861, aged 79 years. 
Downie F., bom 1 September, 1876 ; died 1 August, 1878, 

aged 1 year, 11 months. 
Eliza S., born 1780; died 11 March, 1867, aged 87 years. 
Ellen B., born 16 December, 1827; died 29 August, 

1851, aged 23 years, 8 months, 13 days. 
Ellen W. ; died 9 February, 1877. 
Emma, born 31 July, 1840 ; died 24 March, 1845, aged 5 

years, 8 months. 
Enoch, bom 1829 ; died 1 May, 1855, aged 26 years. 
Enoch, born 1799 ; died 30 March, 1867, aged 68 years. 
, Ends S., born 9 June, 1847 ; died 9 August, 1848, aged 1 

year, 2 months. 
Evan, born 1781 ; died 18 November, 1844, aged 63 years. 

353 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

EDMUNDS!— Evan, born 8 September, 1818 ; died 9 March, 

1855, aged 66 years, 7 months, 1 day. 
EviN B., born 1850; died 23 May, 1881, aged 31 years. 
Harriet J., born 29 June, 1845 ; died 25 December, 1845, 

aged 5 months, 26 days. 
James, born 9 September, 1800; died 27 September, 

1833, aged 33 years, 18 days. 
Jane, born 1814; died 21 April, 1883, aged 69 years. 
Jeremiah, born 1815 ; died 11 April, 1884, aged 70 years. 
John, born 29 July, 1794; died 11 August, 1794, aged 12 

days. 
Judith, born 1791; died 12 August, 1794, aged 3 years. 
Louisa W., born 1805; died 21 August, 1860, aged 55 
Luther C, born 27 January, 1851 ; died 22 August, 1851, 

aged 6 months, 25 days. 
LuTiE S., born 9 March, 1872; died 3 April, 1874, aged 2 

years, 24 days. 
Lydia H., born 4 December, 1795; died 14 December, 

1862, aged 67 years 10 days. 
Mary, bom 12 January, 1820; died 11 May, 1868, aged 

48 years, 3 months, 29 days. 
Mary E., born 1848; died 5 October, 1886, aged 38 years. 
Mary Miller, bom 15 May, 1804; died 3 July, 1883, 

aged 79 years, 1 month, 18 days. 
Miller, born 11 June, 1796; died 30 June, 1796, aged 19 

days. 
Richard, born 22 December, 1785 ; died 28 October, 1846, 

aged 60 years, 10 months, 6 days. 
Richard D., born 1814; died 8 October, 1879, aged 65 

years. 
Richard H, ; aged 1 month. 
Richard E, ; aged 3 months, 
'Robert, born 1761; died 17 February, 1822, aged 61 

years. 
Robert, Jr., born 1797; died 15 January, 1826, aged 29 

years. 
Sarah, born 20 Febmary, 1767 ; died 20 January, 1846, 

aged 78 years, 11 months. 
Sarah H., bom 3 February, 1819; died 21 July, 1849, 

aged 30 years, 5 months, 18 days. 

354 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

EDMUNDS— Thankful, born 29 June, 1755 ; died 19 March, 
1798, a^ed 42 years, 9 months, 20 days. 
Tryphenia, born 1761 ; died 13 September, 1824, aged 63 

years, 
Virginia D. ; aged 3 months, 

EDWARDS— Rev. David, born 1776; died 30 Deeem])er, 
1815, aged 39 years. 
George A., born 6 February, 1812; died 15 February, 

1812, aged 9 days. 
Jane, born 13 November, 1799 ; died 13 December, 1813, 
aged 34 yeai-s, 1 month, 

ELDREDGE— Aaron, born 13 June, 1771 ; died 21 August, 

1819, aged 48 years, 2 months, 8 days. 
Aaron, Jr., born 6 June, 1795; died 10 August, 1832, 

aged 37 years, 2 months, 4 days. 
Aaron, born 1 March, 1839; died 1 December, 1784, aged 

5 years, 9 months. 
Abigail, born 1820 ; died 26 March, 1874, aged 54 years. 
Ann M., born 18 May, 1800 ; died 20 July, 1880, aged 80 

years, 2 months, 2 days. 
Charles, born 6 June, 1826; died 6 May, 1831, aged 4 

years, 11 months. 
Christopher, born 30 October, 1830 ; died 17 September, 

1861, aged 30 years, 10 months, 18 days. 
Daniel W., born 3 February, 1815; died 23 October, 

1894. 
Deborah, born 1804; died 29 January, 1866, aged 62 

years, 
Downie F,, born 1 September, 1876; died 1 August, 

1878, aged 1 year, 11 months, 
Eliza H., born 22 July, 1825 ; died 10 March, 1878, aged 

52 years, 7 months, 14 days. 
Elizabeth, born 4 December, 1780; died 11 January, 

1868, aged 87 years, 1 month, 7 days. 
Elizabeth, born 1776 ; died 1852, aged 75 yeai-s. 
Elizabeth, born 4 February, 1786; died 16 January, 

1811, aged 24 years, 11 months, 12 days. 
Ella, born 26 February, 1858 ; died 10 September, 1858, 

aged 6 months, 14 days. 
Ellis C, born 15 December, 1847; died 10 September, 

1849, aged 1 year, 8 months, 25 days. 

355 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

ELDREDGE— Enoch, born 27 July, 1819; died 30 July, 

1819, aged 3 days. 
Emma H., bom 4 May, 1858 ; died 8 August, 1858, aged 3 

months, 7 days. 
Enoch, born 26 May, 1822 ; died 30 June, 1868, aged 46 

years, 1 month, 4 days. 
Enoch, born 9 October, 1870 ; died 3 March, 1873, aged 

2 years, 4 months, 24 days. 
Enos, born 21 March, 1779; died 21 July, 1839, aged 60 

years, 4 months. 
Ephraim, born 30 March, 1787; died 30 August, 1812, 

aged 25 years, 5 months. 
Esther Reeves, born 12 August, 1867; died 27 June, 

1881, aged 13 years, 10 months, 15 days. 
Ester A., born 8 July, 1811 ; died 11 October, 1897. 
Georgie B., born 25 March, 1870; died 14 July, 1874, 

aged 4 years, 3 months, 19 days. 
Hannah, born 14 June, 1800; died 21 April, 1831, aged 

30 years, 10 months, 7 days. 
Hannah, born 21 December, 1774; died 6 June, 1836, 

aged 61 years, 5 months, 15 days. 
Harriet, born 3 December, 1805; died 23 October, 1863, 

aged 57 years, 10 months, 30 days. 
Jacob, born 1775 ; died 1850, aged 75 years. 
Jeremiah, bom 5 September, 1822; died 10 August, 

1838, aged 15 years, 11 months, 5 days. 
Jeremiah, bom 14 July, 1793; died 10 July, 1849, aged 

55 years, 11 months, 26 days. 
Jehemiah, born 5 August, 1745; died 28 April, 1795, 

aged 49 years, 8 months, 23 days. 
Joseph, born 9 August, 1798 ; died 21 March, 1879, aged 

80 years, 7 months, 12 days. 
Judith, born 8 August, 1759 ; died 26 August, 1831, aged 

7'2 years, 18 months. 
Judith, bom 6 September, 1793; died 14 August, 1832, 

aged 38 years, 11 mibnths, 8 days. 
Marietta, bom 8 August, 1856; died 30 August, 1875, 

aged 19 years, 19 days. 
Mary, born 30 August, 1779; died 26 September, 1838, 

aged 59 years, 26 days. 

Maky C, bom 10 March, 1855; died 5 Febraary, 1885, 
aged 29 years, 10 months, 22 days. 

356 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ELDREDGE— Mahlon R., born 1852; died 16 September, 

1885, aged 33 years. 
Mary E., born 1863; died 19 August, 1881, aged 18 

years. 
Mary Elizabeth, born 14 February, 1839; died 14 Au- 
gust, 1850, aged 11 years, 6 months. 
Mary McNevan, born 4 October, 1881; died 21 March, 

1882, aged 5 months, 17 days. 
Nancy Leaming, born 5 February, 1833; died 3 May, 

1837, aged 4 years, 2 months. 
Nelson, born 13 October, 1833; died 16 June, 1886, aged 

52 years, 8 months, 3 days. 
Sarah, born 1747; died 12 February, 1804, aged 57 

years. 
Thomas, born 21 January, 1798 ; died 29 January, 1849, 

aged 51 years, 8 days. 
WILLLA.M, born 24 December, 1T91; died 7 August, 1832; 

aged 40 years, 7 months, 13 days. 
William ; died 1809. 
William A., born 1852 ; died 24 Febiniary, 1879, aged 27 

years. 
William T., born 1821 ; died 4 December, 1888, aged 68 

years, 

ELDRIDGE— Lemuel, born 1780; died 14 January, 1821, 
aged 41 years. 
Letitia, born 1841; died 21 July, 1869, aged 28 years. 
Levi, born 17 October, 1776; died 23 November, 1822, 

aged 46 years, 1 month, 6 days. 
William, born 30 April, 1804, died 29 June, 1886. 

ENTRIKEN— Farran P. ; aged 3 months. 

Harry, bom 20 November, 1885 ; died 13 October, 1886, 
aged 10 months, 23 days. 

DPLER— Mary, born 18 April, 1844 ; died 5 July, 1844, aged 
2 months, 17 days. 

EWING--DAVID, born 1804; died 3 February, 1888, aged 84 

years. 
Leaming, bom 1791 ; died 20 April, 1867, aged 76 years. 
Lizzie D., born 15 August, 1870; died 21 June, 1873, aged 

2 years, 10 months, 6 days. 
Samuel F., bom 22 September, 1771 ; died 22 October, 

1772, aged 1 year, 1 month. 

357 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

FARR'OW— J. Harry, born 12 April, 1832 ; died 29 January, 
1884, aged 51 years, 9 months, 17 days. 

FISHER— Joseph, born 13 August, 1791 ; died 20 May, 1795, 
aged 3 years, 9 months, 7 days. 

FITHIAN— William J., born 12 May, 1856; died 22 July, 
1883, aged 2T years, 2 months, 10 days. 

FRANKS— Jennie, born 30 April, 1875 ; died 30 February, 
1880, aged 4 years, 9 months, 3 days. 

FOREST— Thomas, born 7 October, 1774; died 5 June, 1819, 
aged 44 years, 7 months, 28 days. 
Rhoda, born 1770; died 10 February, 1826, aged 56 
years. 

FOSTER— Ann L., bom 16 November, 1817; died 16 Feb- 
ruary, 1865, aged 47 years, 3 months. 
Downs E., bom 1807; died 20 October, 1886, aged 79 

years. 
Eliza E., born 16 July, 1850; died 4 June, 1851, aged 10 

months, 18 days. 
Elizabeth, bom 1812; died 16 December, 1864, aged 52 

years, 
George, born 1800 ; died 1871, aged 71 years. 
Gilbert, born 30 October, 1877 ; died 30 June, 1878, aged 

8 months. 
Hannah; aged 72. 

Jacob, born 1774 ; died 8 November, 1845, aged 71 years. 
Jane, born 1782 ; died 13 September, 1829, aged 47' years. 
Jane C., born 11 November, 1808; died 22 November, 

1832, aged 24 years, 11 days. 
Joanna E., born 18 May, 1812 ; died 29 September, 1882, 

aged 70 years, 5 months, 11 days. 
Joseph H., born 8 January, 1857; died 10 June, 1862, 

aged 5 years, 5 months, 2 days. 
Marcy, born 1775; died 15 September, 1819, aged 44 

years. 
Matthias, Sr., bora 1776 ; died 11 October, 1866, aged 90 

years. 
Nancy, born 4 April, 1810; died 8 July, 1811, aged 1 

year, 3 months, 4 days. 
Nancy E., borri 1781 ; died 6 August, 1855, aged 74 years. 

35$ 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

FOSTERr— Lydia E., born 22 May, 1805 ; died 24 December, 
1837, aged 32 years, 7 months, 21 days. 

Rachel, born 1784 ; died 29 July, 1878, aged 94 years. 

Reuben, born 14 September, 1780, died 24 June, 1870, 
aged 89 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

Reuben, born 31 March, 1810, died 8 July, 1811. 

ROANNA, born 1764; died 20 February, 1845, aged 81 
years. 

FOWLERr— Lydia E., born 22 May, 1805 ; died 24 Decentber, 

1837, aged 32 years, 7 months, 24 days. 
Reuben, born 14 September, 1780; died 24 June, 1870, 

aged 89 years. 
B'Euben, born 31 March, 1810; died 8 July, 1811, aged 1 

year, 3 months, 8 days. 
Sallie, bom 27 April, 1862; died 2 September, 1863, 

aged 1 year, 4 months, 5 days. 

GASS— James, born 1818; died 5 December, 1882, aged 64 
years. 

GERMON— Ralph, born 4 June, 1886 ; died 14 June, 1889, 
aged 3 years, 10 days. 

GORDON— OcEOLA, born 1 July, 1877; died 11 November, 

1878, aged 1 year, 4 months. 
Robert H., born 8 February, 1875; died 18 November, 

1878, aged 3 years, 9 months, 10 days. 
Ross, born 31 December, 1867; died 9 November, 1878, 

aged 10 years, 10 months, 9 days. 

GREGORY^Elizabeth A., born 29 July, 1804; died 25 
July, 1884 aged 
Mary Jane, born 9 April, 1845 ; died 21 November, 1861. 
William C, born 17' June, 1803 ; died 24 April, 1883. 

HALEY— Samuel bom 3 January, 1846; died 9 June, 1886, 
aged 40 years, 5 months, 6 days. 

HALL^F ANNIE L., born 20 October, 1857 ; died 13 January, 

1858, aged 2 months, 23 days. 
Isaac H., born 1839; died 15 October, 1866, aged 27 

years. 
Jane E., born 24 December, 1809 ; died 21 March, 1887, 

aged 77 years, 2 months, 27 days. 
Joseph, Sr., born 18 February, 1807 ; died 21 June, 1897, 

in 91st year. 

359 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HALL— Lafayette M., born 19 June, 1843, died 23 April, 
1907, aged 57 years. 
Matthew W., born 9 September, 1831, died 4 February, 
1874, aged 42 years, 7 months, 25 days. 

HAND— Aaron, born 1790; died 31 December, 1861, aged 71 

years. 
Aabon, born 5 May, 1791 ; died 23 December, 1861, aged 

70 years, 8 months, 18 days. 
Albert G., bom 16 August, 1864; died 9 April, 1867, 

aged 2 years, 7 months, 23 days. 
Alexander M., born 1829 ; died 9 December, 1855, aged 

26 years. 
Anna E., born 5 March, 1862 ; died 29 November, 1862, 

aged 8 months, 24 days. 
Archibald, born 1832; died 15 August, 1855, aged 23 

years. 
Arthur G., bom 4 June, 1880; died 27 October, 1885, 

aged 5 years, 4 months, 23 days. 
Cabel, born 1760; died 20 December, 1772, aged 12 

years. 
Charlotte, bom 9 February, 1811; died 9 September, 

1852, aged 41 years, 7 months. 
Cornelia, bom 29 August, 1785; died 27 December, 

1866, aged 81 years, 3 months, 28 days. 
David E., born 23 May, 1803; died 22 February, 1860, 

aged 56 years, 9 months. 
David E., bom 1841 ; died 26 January, 1863. 
E. B. ; died 1822. 
Edmund H., bom 21 August, 1878; died 15 August, 

1879, aged 11 months, 24 days. 
Eli Downs, bom 11 June, 1857 ; died 11 May, 1862, aged 

4 years, 11 months. 
Elias, born 15 January, 179T; died 14 August, 1798, 

aged 1 year, 6 months, 29 days. 
Elisha, born 17 January, 1752; died 18 November, 1814, 

aged 62 years, 10 months, 1 day. 
Elizabeth, born 31 April, 1740; died 31 December, 1788, 

aged 48 years, 8 months. 
Elizabeth S., born 21 May, 1792; died 2 July, 1880, 

aged 88 years, 1 month, 12 days. 
Esther, bom 10 November, 1766; died 4 June, 1802, 

aged 35 years, 6 months, 24 days. 

360 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HAND— George, born 1758 ; died 1822, aged 64 years. 

Henry, born 1728; died 26 September, 1787, aged 59 

years. 
Henry, bom 5 November, 1793; died 30 January, 1820, 

aged 26 years, 2 months, 25 days. 
Hettie, bom 21 April, 1817 ; died 25 October, 1833, aged 

16 years, 6 months, 4 days. 
Isaiah, born 1723 ; died 28 February, 1765, aged 42 years. 
Capt. James, bom 4 October, 1781 ; died 12 March, 1829, 

aged 47 years, 5 months, 8 days. 
James A., bom 5 February, 1859 ; died 21 August, 1863, 

aged 4 years, 6 months, 16 days. 
Jane B., bom 25 January, 1819; died 4 January, 1821, 

aged 2 years, 11 months, 9 days. 
Jane B., born 20 August, 1793; died 14 January, 1864, 

aged 70 years, 4 months, 24 days. 
Jane B., born 1823; died 9 February, 1875, aged 52 

years. 
Jennie, bora 31 March, 1871 ; died~31 August, 1871, aged 

5 months. 
Joseph A., born 1829 ; died 17 September, 1862, aged 33 

years. 
Joseph, born 1861 ; died 17 August, 1866, aged 5 years. 
Joseph; died 1832. 

Judith, bora 1808 ; died 18 July, 1837, aged 29 years. 
Lorine S., born 10 January, 1879 ; died 10 March, 1880, 

aged 1 year, 2 months. 
Martha Ann, wife of Alphonzo D. Lee, born 4 December, 

1832; died 26 Auf-ust, 1907. 
Martha, bom 19 December, 1800 ; died 11 October, 1836, 

aged 35 years, 9 months, 22 days. 
Martha, born 1829 ; died 9 July, 1888, aged 59 years. 
Martha, born 24 February, 1780; died 22 December, 

1845, aged 65 years, 9 nuonths, 28 days. 
Mary Ella, born 6 August, 1852 ; died 6 Febmary, 1884, 

aged 31 years, 6 months, 
Matthew W., bom 9 September, 1831; died 4 Febmary, 

1874, aged 42 years, 7 months, 25 days. 
Mercy, bom 1727 ; died 31 January, 1775, aged 48 years. 
Nancy, born 19 December, 1800; died 26 May, 1854, 

aged 53 years, 5 months, 7 days. 
Noah, bora 24 March, 1789 ; died 12 June, 1825, aged 36 

years, 2 months, 18 days. 

361 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HAND— Parsons, horn 14 September, 1803; died 11 April, 

1876, ap-ed 72 years, 6 months, 27' days. 
Patians, horn 14 February, 1726; died 20 November, 

17'46, aged 20 years, 9 months, 6 days. 
Philip, born 27 October, 1797; died 12 August, 1881, 

aged 83 years, 9 months, 15 days. 
Philip, born 7 June, 1824; died 7 December, 1888, aged 

64 years, 6 months. 
Recompense, born 20 November, 1795; died 15 April, 

1871 ; aged 75 years, 4 months, 25 days 
Recompense, born 1827; died 9 June, 1886, aged 59 

years. 
Rhoda, born 1763 ; died 27 June, 1820, aged 57 years. 
Richfield, born 1848; died 23 April, 1886, aged 38 years. 
Robert S., born 1821 ; died 20 November, 1878, aged 5T 

years. 
Sarah, born 1 September, 1807 ; died 2 July, 1844, aged 

36 years, 10 months, 1 day. 
Seth M., born 8 May, 1838 ; died 8 February, 1842, age^! 

3 years, 9 months. 
Southard, bom 29 February, 1839; died 29 September, 
1874, aged 35 years, 7 months. 

Spicer L., bom 1867; died 23 November, 1883, aged 16 
years. 

Syntha, born 1841 ; died 1863, aged 22 years. 

Theresa H., born 13 December, 1839; died 12 April, 

1883, aged 43 years, 3 months, 29 days. 
Thomas, bom 1705 ; died 2 April, 1785, aged 80 years. 
Thomas, born 1791 ; died 5 July, 1809, aged 18 years. 
Thomas P., born 7 August, 1836; died 29 May, 1869, 

aged 32 years, 9 months, 22 days. 
Uriah, born 25 November, 1777 ; died 16 December, 1829, 

aged 52 years, 21 days. 
Walter, born 8 November, 1868 ; died 3 July, 1869, aged 

7 months, 25 days. 
William F., born 1830; died 18 May, 1877, aged 47 

years. 
William M., born 1833; died 25 April, 187'9, aged 46 

years. 
Willie, bom 12 November, 1858. 

362 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HANEY— Elizabeth, born 15 January, 1794 ; died 28 April, 
1870, aged 76 years, 3 months, 13 days. 
John, born 1796 ; died 30 December, 1873, aged 77 years. 

HARPER— James A., born 15 June, 1859 ; died 2 June, 1889, 
aged 29 years, 11 months, 17 days. 

HAYS— Garvil, born 29 September, 1781; died 29 May, 1835, 
aged 53 years, 8 months. 

HEWITT— James S., born 29 December, 1859; died 15 Jan- 
uary, 1866, aged 6 years, 16 days. 
Mary B., born 13 February, 1798; died 14 July, 1857, 
aged 59 years, 5 months, 1 day. 

HIGBEE— George H., born 29 April, 1799; died 29 July, 

1824, aged 25 years, 3 months. 
Joseph S., bom 9 October, 1796 ; died 4 February, 1872, 

aged 75 years, 3 months, 25 days. 
Mary, born 31 July, 1801 ; died 15 August, 1863, aged 62 

years, 15 days. 

HIGGINS— LoAS, born 21 August, 1757; died 5 September, 
1811, aged 54 years, 14 days. 

HILDRETH— Alvin P., born 11 June, 1831 ; died 3 August, 

1897. 
Daniel, born 1791 ; died 22 May, 1862, aged 71 years. 
Howard \V., born 5 January, 1856; died 5 June, 1857, 

aged 1 year, 5 months. 
Lydia H., born 28 October, 1832 ; died 4 January, 1862, 

aged 29 years, 2 months, 6 days. 
Sarah, born 1829, died 3 September, 1880, aged 51 years. 

HOFFMAN— Beulah S., born 5 March, 1873; died 21 

March, 1873, aged 16 days. 
Deborah, born 1842; died 1 Febraary, 1872, aged 30 

years. 
Enos W., born 18 June, 1867; died 24 October, 1868, 

aged 1 year, 4 months, 5 days. 
Frank B., born 1854; died 23 August, 1877, aged 23 

years. 
Harry F., born 24 ^lay, 1853 ; died 24 April, 1874, aged 

20 years, 11 months. 
Helen, bom 31 December, 1879 ; died 15 Febmary, 188T, 

aged 7 years, 1 month, 14 days. 

363 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

IIOFP.AIAN— HoLLis P., born 14 August, 1849; died 16 

March, 1850, aged 7 months, 2 days. 
James, born 3 April, 1788 ; died 29 March, 1831. 
Judith, born 17 May, 1793 ; died 2 September, 1848, aged 

55 years, 3 months, 15 days. 
Mary Eliza, born 9 April, 1851; died 9 August, 1852, 

aged 1 year, 5 months. 
Reuben, Jr., bom 14 January, 1872; died 5 February, 

1872, aged 21 days. 
Sarah E., born 18 September, 1855 ; died 18 June, 1872, 

aged 16 years, 9 months. 
William S., bom 18 May, 1825; died 19 August, 1880, 

aged 55 years, 3 months, 1 day. 

HUGHE S-^Abigail, born 5 June, 1816; died 26 August, 

1832, aged 16 years, 2 months, 21 days. 
Albert, born 1835; died 5 November, 1873, aged 38 

years. 
Benjamin B., Sr., born 29 October, 1810 ; died 26 Novem- 
ber, 1872, aged 62 years, 27 days. 
Bertha M., bom 16 January, 1884; died 4 January, 

1887, aged 2 years, 11 months, 18 days. 
Charles, born 7 July, 1818 ; died T February, 1819, aged 

7 months. 
Charlotte C, born 1814; died 17 November, 1819, aged 

5 years. 
Dr. Daniel, born 1779 ; died 3 July, 1815, aged 36 years. 
Daniel L. ; died 5 August, 1846. 
David, bom 9 October, 1749; died 23 November, 1815, 

aged 66 years, 1 month, 4 days. 
Elenor, born 5 March, 1747; died 11 April, 1786, aged 

39 years, 1 month. 
Elijah, bom 1708; died 19 Febraary, 1762, aged 54 

years. 
Elijah, born 15 February, 17'44; died 26 November, 

1797, aged 53 years, 9 months, 11 days. 
Eliza, born 7 February, 1803; died 1 September, 1904, 

aged 1 year, 6 months, 24 days. 
Ellis, bora 16 August, 1745 ; died 16 April, 1817, aged 

71 years, 8 months. 
Ellis; died 1 June, 1863. 
Ellis, bom 2 February, 1816 ; died 8 April, 1889, a^ed 

73 years, 2 months, 6 days. 

364 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HUGHES— Eliza E., born 1797; died 6 January, 1876, 

aged 79 years. 
Elizabeth, born 7 ^lay, 1817 ; died 14 April, 1844, aged 

26 years, 11 montbs, 7 days. 
Eveline, bom 30 September, 1819; died 29 September, 

1880, aged 60 years, 11 months, 29 days. 
Experience, born 1824; died 28 January, 1886, aged 62 

years. 
George W., born 7 October, 1804; died 11 October, 1854, 

aged 50 years, 4 months. 
Hannah ; died 25 November, aged 50. 
Harold, born 5 December, 1883; died 5 March, 1886, 

aged 2 years, 3 months. 
Hetty W., born 14 December, 1781; died 4 February, 

1870, aged 88 years, 1 month, 20 days. 
Humphreys, born 1734 ; died 20 February, 1754, aged 20 

years. 
Capt. Humphrey, born 1775 ; died 21 August, 1858, aged 

83 years. 
Isaac Collins, born 15 April, 1814; died 8 June, 1815. 

aged 1 year, 1 month, 23 days. 
Isabella, born 9 January, 1815 ; died 9 September, 1825, 

aged 10 months, 9 days. 
Israel, born 9 May, 1778; died 7 February, 1833, aged 

54 years, 8 months, 28 days. 
Jacob, born 9 August, 1746; died 22 March, 1796, aged 

49 years, 7 months, 13 days. 
Jacob, born 1711; died 28 September, 1772, aged 61 

years. 
James R., born 6 July, 1791 ; died 13 March, 1865, aged 

73 years, 8 months, 7 days. 
Jeremiah, bom 1783; died 23 February, 1815, aged 32 

years. 
Lydia, bom 13 May, 1767; died 3 May, 1828, aged 60 

years, 11 months, 20 days. 
Martha, born 1837 ; died 19 August, 1887'. 
Mary, born 16 March, 1785 ; died 16 June, 1863, aged 78 

years, 3 months. 
Mary, born 1752 ; died 24 April, 1773, aged 21 years. 
MLvRY, born 22 August, 1776; died 22 September, 1779, 

aged 3 years, 1 month. 
Mary, born 1803 ; died 8 Febmary, 1866, aged 63 years. 
Mary A. Davis, born 1808 ; died 11 July, 1857, aged 49 

years. 3^^ 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HUGHES— Mary B., born 18 January, 1788 ; died 3 April, 

1865, aged 77 years, 2 months, 15 days. 
Mary B., born 23 July, 1812, died 3 September, 1835, 

aged 23 years, 1 month, 10 days. 
Mary E. L., born 16 November, 1848; died 16 January, 

1850, aged 14 months. 
Mary P., born 1821; died 27 November, 1856, aged 35 

years. 
Memucan, bom 1810; died 17 August, 185T, aged 47 

years. 
Jessie, born 1770 ; died 14 January, 1845, aged 75 years. 
Joseph, Major, born 17 November, 1772, died 13 March, 

1813 aged 40 years, 3 months, 26 days. 
Joseph B., bom 28 March, 1799; died 7 March, 184^^, 

aged 42 years, 11 months, 9 days. 
Judith, born 17 September, 1754; died 7 August, 1795, 

aged 40 years, 10 months, 20 days. 
Judith, born 10 July, 1795 ; died 18 August, 1798, aged 

3 years, 1 mouthy 8 days. 
Judith, born 1760; died 8 November, 1789, aged 29 years.. 
Judith, born 1 May, 1790 ; died 3 January, 1855, aged 64 

years, 8 months, 2 days. 
Judith; aged 69 years. 
Lemuel, born 14 January, 1798; died 13 March, 1841, 

aged 43 years, 1 month, 29 days. 
Lemuel, Jr., born 11 March, 1823 ; died 20 March, 1828, 

aged 5 years, 9 days. 
Levi, born 1800 ; died 22 October, 1814, aged 14 years. 
Louisa, born 2 December, 1814; died 12 December, 1814, 

aged 10 days. 
Sarah, born 29 June, 1799 ; died 2 May, 1852, aged 52 

years, 10 months, 3 days. 
Sarah, born 12 August, 1781; died 12 January, 1786, 

aged 4 years, 5 months. 
Smith, born 1832; died 17 December, 1886, aged 54 

years. 
Spicer, born 1777 ; died 1849, aged 72 years. 
Thomas H., born 10 January, 1769; died 10 November, 

1839, aged 70 years, 10 months. 
Thomas P., born 19 January, 1790; died 9 September, 

1863, aged 73 years, 7 months, 20 days. 
William G., bom 13 April, 1823; died 28 September, 

1824, aged 1 year, 5 months, 15 days. 

366 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

HUGHES— William S., l>orn 5 August, 1843; died 5 May, 

1845, aged 1 year, 9 months. 
Prudence, bom 26 August, 1776; died 7 August, 1841, 

aged 65 years, 11 months, 12 days. 
Rachel, born 29 October, 1756 ; died 13 December, 1818, 

aged 62 years, 1 month, 14 days. 

Richard, born 2 February, 1788 ; died 5 Febraary, 1819, 

aged 31 years, 2 months, 3 days. 
Robert E., born 29 August, 1873; died 8 April, 1875, 

aged 1 year, 7 months, 9 days. 

INGELLS— Mary; 35 years. 

IRELAND— Mary, born 1800; died March, 1875, aged 75 
years. 

IRVING — Emmaline, born 5 August, 1836; died 2 August, 
1882, aged 45 years, 11 months, 27 days. 

ISARD — Deborah, born 10 August, 1777; died 16 November, 
1836, aged 59 years, 3 months, 6 days. 
Henry, born 28 December, 1765; died 9 March, 1845, 
aged 7'9 years, 2 months, 11 days. 

JACKSON— Nellie V., born 10 October, 1875; died 10 
April, 1879, aged 3 years, 6 months. 

JOHNS — Maky ; aged 85 years. 

JOHNSON— Edmund, born 5 March, 1862; died 22 x\pril, 

1887, aged 25 years, 1 month, 17 days. 
Hannah V., bom 3 February, 1830; died 25 March, 

1886, aged 56 years, 1 month, 22 days, 
Jane S., born 1841; died 21 March, 1888, aged 47 years. 
Jane W., born 10 I\Iay, 1810 ; died 26 November, 1881, 

aged 71 years, 6 months, 16 days. 
Lydia B., bom 29 December, 1826; died 16 September, 

1885, aged 58 years, 8 months, 17 days. 

Sarah S., born 1776; died 7 September, 1839, aged 63 
years. 

KEELER— WiLLLiM A., born 27 July, 1813; died IS May, 
1882, aged 68 years, 10 months, 21 days. 

367 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

KENNEDY^Alexander W., born 6 October, 1848; died 2 

April, 1851, aged 2 years, 5 months, 26 days. 
James F., born 1855; died 16 July, 1871, aged 16 years. 
James S. M. D., born 16 January, 1807 ; died 20 June, 

1876, aged 69 years, 5 months, 4 days. 
Maria S., born 30 April, 1858 ; died 10 May, 1858, aged 

11 days. 
Milton S., born 21 September, 1846; died 9 January, 

1847, aged 3 months, 18 days. 
Montraville, born 11 November, 1850; died 16 August, 

1851, aged 9 months, 5 days. 

KENT— Ephraim, born 1T95; died February, 1828, aged 33 

years. 
Ephraim, born 25 February, 1765; died 1 April, 1821, 

aged 56 years, 1 month, 6 days. 
Jeremiah, born 12 May, 1800 ; died 1 May, 1854, aged 53 

years, 11 months, 19 days. 
Rachel, born 5 February, 1758; died 20 September, 
1822, aged 64 years, 6 months, 15 days. 

KIRK— ^usan, born 12 June, 1755; died 15 August, 1844, 
aged 79 years, 2 months, 3 days. 

KITCHEN— Henry N., bom 1797; died 10 September, 1833, 
aged 36 years. 
Josephine, born 7 April, 1833 ; died 16 July, 1833, aged 
3 months, 9 days. 

LANG— Mary W., born 16 October, 1807; died 20 May, 1888, 
aged 80 years, 7 months, 4 days. 

LANGSHAW— WmLiE, born 17 October, 1873 ; died 24 July, 
1874, aged 9 months, 7 days. 

LAWRENCE— Benjamin, bom 1724; died 17 October, 1854, 
aged 30 years. 
Daniel, born 1718 ; died 13 April, 1766, aged 48 years. 
Elizabeth, born 1722 ; died 1 December, 1754, aged 32 

years. 
Sarah, born 1723 ; died 20 January, 1768, aged 45 years. 

368 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LEAMING^ — Allie, born 4 September, 1851; died October, 

1862, aged 11 years, 1 month, 11 days. 
Charlotte, born 15 August, 1800; died 10 February, 

1802, aged 1 year, 5 months. 
Christopher, born 19 June, 1799; died 3 November, 

1865, aged 66 years, 4 months, 14 days. 
Eva, born 26 August, 1868; died 24 August, 1876, aged 

7 years, 11 months, 28 days. 
Hannah, born 3 March, 1767 ; died 11 September, 1857, 

aged 90 years, 6 months 8 days. 
Harriet A., born 17 June, 1831; died 24 September, 

1915. 
Harry, born 21 September, 1864; died 18 April, 1867, 

aged 2 years, 6 months, 27 days. 
Henry L., born 9 August, 1847 ; died 9 February, 1852, 

aged 4 years, 6 months, 7 days. 
Israel, born 14 February, 1808; died 11 October, 1878, 

aged 70 years, 7 montlis, 27 days. 
Jacob, born 16 January, 1812; died 6 January, 1888, 

aged 75 years, 11 months, 20 days. 
James, born 6 June, 1857 ; died 28 October, 1904. 
James, bom 1788; died 12 August, 1870, aged 82 years. 
Judith E., born 28 September, 1818 ; died 28 July, 1860, 

aged 41 years, 10 months. 
Lydia, born 19 January, 1790; died 13 February, 1856, 

aged 66 years, 24 days. 
Mary B., born 4 March, 1875 ; died 15 February, 1852, 

aged 6 years, 11 months, 11 days. 
Persons, born 1756; died 9 March, 1807, aged 51 years. 
Persons, born 12 October, 1790; died 2 November, 1820, 

aged 30 years, 1 month. 
Spicer, born 14 April, 1762 ; died 1 October, 1838, aged 

76 years, 5 months, 17 days. 
Spicer, born 20 March, 1792 ; died 18 October, 1814, aged 

22 years, 6 months, 28 days. 

LEE — Letitia R., born 13 August, 1849 ; died 13 September, 

1850, aged 1 year, 1 month. 
Miranda R., born 9 August, 1871 ; died 9 December, 1877, 

aged 6 years, 4 months. 
Thomas C., Jr. ; aged 11 months. 
Thomas C, Jr. ; aged 7 months. 

369 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

LEMON— George T., bom 23 May, 1811 ; died 27 July, 1886, 
aged 75 years, 2 months, 4 days, 

LINDHEIMER^Frederick, bom 9 January, 1817; died 17 
October, 1883, aged 66 years, 9 months, 8 days. 
Frank; died June, 1888. 

little—Sarah B., bom 25 August, 1807 ; died 17 April, 
1872, aged 64 years, 7 months, 22 days. 

LUDLAM— Eleanor, born 1798; died 30 June, 1862, aged 64 
years. 
George, born 1816 ; died 7 July, 1863, aged 47 years. 
T. Reed, born 15 March, 1880; died 29 November, 1880, 
aged 8 months, 14 days. 

MACE— Walter Roy, born 20 July, 1888; died 30 April, 
1889, aged 9 months, 10 days. 

MANLOVE*— Frances, born November, 1828; died October, 
1867, aged 38 years, 11 months. 

MARCY— Frederick A., born 13 October, 1854 ; died 17 No- 
vember, 1861, aged 7 years, 1 month, 14 days. 

Hannah, born 22 December, 1788; died 19 December, 
1878, aged 89 years, 11 months, 27 days. 

Hannah A., bora 29 September, 1837 ; died 14 January, 
1888, aged 50 years, 3 months, 15 days. 

John Walter, bom 29 April, 1880; died 8 January, 
1881, aged 8 months, 9 days. 

Matthew, born 1801; died 10 October, 1874, aged 73 
years. 

Samuel S., M. D., born 1793; died 13 February, 1882, 
aged 89 years. 

Thankful B., bom 1800; died 30 June, 1880, aged 80 
years. 

MARRYOTTE— Carl, born 27 November, 1888; died 28 

July, 1889, aged 8 months, 1 day. 
Charles, born 10 May, 1876 ; died 29 March, 1878, aged 

1 year 10 months, 19 days. 
George Robert, born 26 August, 1880; died 22 August, 

1881, aged 11 months, 26 days. 
Mary W., born 25 May, 1882; died 4 December, 1885, 

aged 3 years, 6 months, 6 days, 

370 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MARRYOTTE— RoBURTHA, born 28 August, 1886; died 25 
August, 1887, aged 11 months, 27 days. 

McCOLLUM— Irene, born 26 May, 1875; died 8 October, 
1875, aged 4 months, 12 days. 

MATTHEWS— Joanna, born 24 February, 1788; died 11 

July, 1847, aged 59 years. 
Anna, born 1 August, 1858 ; died 8 November, 1861, aged 

3 years, 3 months 7 days. 
Anna E., born 11 February, 1823; died 26 November, 

1843, aged 20 years, 9 months, 15 days. 
Charlotte, born 3 December, 1816; died 14 November, 

1847, aged 30 years, 11 months, 11 days. 
Eleanor, born 7 August, 1808; died 5 October, 1818, 

aged 10 years, 1 month. 
Eliza T., born 19 October, 1828 ; died 26 February, 1862, 

aged 33 years, 4 months, 7 days. 
Elizabeth, born 6 September, 1799; died 26 November, 

1827, aged 28 years, 2 months, 20 days. 
Richard, born 29 April, 1821 ; died 15 November, 1822, 
Silas, born 7 September, 17'95; died 8 September, 1830, 

aged 1 year 6 months, 6 days. 
Silas, born 7 September, 1795 ; died 8 September, 1830, 

aged 35 years. 
Silas, born 1812 ; died 28 August, 1834, aged 22 years. 
Silas, born 29 November, 1833; died 13 August, 1852, 

aged 18 years, 8 months, 16 days. 
Thomas, born 4 October, 1808 ; died 21 November, 1848, 

aged 40 years, 1 mionth, 17 days. 
William, born 1800; died 31 January, 1874, aged 74 

years. 

MAY— Harriet, born 1806 ; died 9 September, 1840, aged 34 
years. 

ME CRAY— Charlie, born 18 September, 1847; died 18 

March, 1851, aged 3 years, 6 months. 
Frank, born 27 June, 1853 ; died 27 July, 1857, aged 4 

years, 1 month. 
Gabriel, born 16 April, 1845 ; died 16 March, 1851, aged 

5 years, 11 months. 
Hannah, bom 1788 ; died 14 March, 1866, aged 78 years. 
Huldah, bom 18 December, 1869 ; died 4 February, 1870, 

aged 1 mjonth, 16 days. 

371 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTT 

MECRAY-^OHN, born 12 March, 1783; died 20 October, 
l&ll, aged 28 years, 7 months, 8 days. 

John, born 1839 ; died 5 May, 1862, aged 23 years. 
Mary Ann, born 25 December, 1814; died 6 May, 1861, 

aged 46 years, 4 months, 11 days. 
Mellie, born 10 January, 1851 ; died 5 June, 1875, aged 

24 years, 4 months, 25 days. 
Rachel S., born 1829 ; died 24 December, 1870, aged 41 

years. 
Willie, born 20 March, 1856; died 2 November, 1863, 

aged 7 years, 7 months, 12 days. 

MERRITT— Alexis G., born 1815; died 29 October, 1831, 

aged 16 years. 
Ella 0., born 1851; died 1 February, 1868, aged 17 

years. 
Isaac P., Jr., born 21 February, 1843; died 11 August, 

1843, aged 5 months, 21 days. 

METCALFE— Samuel L., born 1800; died 17 July, 1856, 

aged 56 years. 
McINNES— 'Duncan, born 1760; died 25 June, 1807, aged 47 

years. 

McKEAN— Alexander, born 30 November, 1826; died 31 

January, 1870, aged 43 years, 2 days. 
Alexander, born 1770; died 5 March, 1841, aged 71 

years. 
Alexander, born 1834 ; died 7 July, 1838, aged 4 years. 
Anna Roseman, born 16 July, 1881 ; died 16 September, 

1883, aged 2 years, 2 months. 
James, bom 1797; died 20 September, 1864, aged 67 

years. 
James, bom 1824; died 3 October, 1825, aged 1 year. 
James, born 21 September, 1855; died 31 July, 1857, 

aged 1 year, 10 months, 10 days. 
Jane S., born 1 April, 1826 ; died 1 November, 1861, aged 

35 years, 7 months. 
Judith, born 1797; died 11 March, 1872, aged 75 years. 
Mary Ella, bom 19 October, 1850 ; died 19 August, 1852, 

aged 1 year, 10 months. 
Sarah, born 23 November, 182&; died 23 April, 1831, 

aged 1 year, 5 months. 

372 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Mcknight— Jeremiah, born 31 March, 1802 ; died 18 Au- 
gust, 1863, aged 61 years, 4 months, 17 days. 
• Martha, bom 18 November, 1815; died 14 December, 
1844, aged 28 years, 27 days. 

I^DILLEE^— Aaron, born 9 January, 1774; died 17 October, 

1814, aged 40 years, 8 months, 9 days. 
Aaron, born 1823 ; died 7 June, 1870, aged 47 years. 
Anette M., born 22 March, 1864; died 22 September, 

1882, aged 18 years, 6 months. 
Constant, born 1801 ; died 2 April, 1826, aged 24 years. 
Elizabeth, born 1769; died 18 October, 1841, aged 72 

years. 
James, born 17*64 ; died 6 January, 1841, aged 77 years. 
Lafie, bom 1856 ; died 1 April, 1859, aged 3 years. 
Lemuel, born 16 January, 1795; died 16 September, 

1846, aged 51 years. 
Louisa H., born 1824; died 13 January, 1857, aged 33 

years. 
Lydia Ewing, born 1807; died 19 April, 1884, aged 77 

years. 
M. de Lafayette, born 1821; died 3 September, 1847, 

aged 26 years. 
Mary, born 1770; died 18 March, 1849, aged 79 years. 
Obed, born 23 March, 1835 ; died 7 January, 1852, aged 

16 years. 
Sarah Jane, born 17 November, 1847; died 17 August, 

1849, aged 1 year, 9 months. 
Seth, born 23 November, 1798 ; died 28 December, 1853, 

aged 55 years, 5 months, 1 day. 
Waters B., born 8 May, 1825 ; died 6 September, 1892. 

MILLS — Ephraim, born 5 August, 1796; died 25 August, 

1796, aged 20 days. 
Lois, born 1730 ; died 20 IMarch, 1756, aged 26 years. 
Ruth, born 1791 ; died 2 August, 1794, aged 3 years. 
W. H., born 18 July, 1800; died 28 April, 1802, aged 1 

year 9 months, 10 days. 

MULFORD— Sarah, bom 1775 ; died 1840, aged 65 years. 

373 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

NEAL— C. ; died 1830. 
C. ; died 1842. 
E. ; died 1837. 
M. ; died 1837. 
S. N. ; died 1837. 
T. ; died 1826. 
T. ; died 1837. 

NERLINGER— Anna K. ; died 23 August, 1884. 

NEWMAN— John, born 14 October, 1776; died 21 July, 
1802, aged 25 years, 9 months, 7 days. 

NEWTON— Isaac, Jr., bom 1741; died 30 January, 1777, 
aged 29 years. 
Tryphose, bom 1751 ; died 15 April, 1770, aged 19 years. 

NOTT— John M., born 1847 ; died 26 August, 1888, aged 41 
years. 
Mary L., bora 1850; died 28 Febmary, 1887, aged 37 
years. 

OREi— Gabriel, born 1792; died 4 July, 1828, aged 36 years. 
Mary, born 17 January, 1798; died 27 October, 1829, 
aged 31 years, 9 months, 10 days. 

OWENS— George, bom 10 March, 1800; died 30 June, 1883, 
aged 83 years, 3 months, 20 days. 
Hannah, bom 16 May, 1800; died 18 May, 1872, aged 72 

years, 2 days. 
Ida v., born 11 September, 1865; died 11 Febmary, 
1869, aged 3 years, 5 months. 

PARMEINTERr-IsABELLE M., born 1845 ; died 25 May, 1882, 
aged 37 years. 

PARSONS— Elizabeth, born 1791 ; died 15 February, 1847, 
aged 56 years. 
Robert, born 1785 ; died 7 August, 1860, aged 75 years. 
Sarah, bora 8 March, 1835 ; died 22 October, 1837, aged 
2 years, 7 months, 14 days. 

374 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

PIERSON— (Amanda F., bom 1846 ; died 8 March, 1872, aged 

26 years. 
Albert B., born 13 January, 1833; died 20 October, 

1907'. 
Charles, born 16 September, 1864; died 16 November, 

1865, aged 1 year, 2 months. 
Eliza, born 1782 ; died 28 July, 1868, aged 86 years. 
Elizabeth, bom 9 October, 1780 ; died 10 October, 1814, 

aged 32 years, 1 day. 
Elizabeth, born 1791; died 15 February, 1847, aged 56 

years. 
Fannie, born 4 January, 1869 ; died 4 July, 1869, aged 7 

months. 
Hannah, born 1822 ; died 30 May, 1860, aged 38 years. 
Hattie M., bom 1854; died 23 March, 1882, aged 28 

years. 
Joseph R., born 1851 ; died 21 September, 1874, aged 23 

years. 
Sarah A., born 6 May, 1858; died .25 January, 1862, 

aged 3 years, 8 months, 19 days. 
Sarah H., born 24 July, 1835; died 19 December, 1917. 
Stephen, born 1777; died 30 May, 1851, aged 74 years. 
Stephen, bom 1844; died 18 November, 1862, aged 18 

years. 

RANDOLPH— Zeptha F., born 1803; died 5 July, 1885, 
aged 82 years. 

REEVES— Abu AH. 

ABRAHAM, born 22 October, 1802; died 5 May, 1884, aged 

81 years, 6 months, 13 days. 
Andrew, born 1805; died 5 Febmary, 1875, aged 70 

years. 
Charles S., born 1870; died 22 October, 1889, aged 19 

years. 
C. W. ; died 1844. 
C. W., born 20 April, 1861 ; died 22 June, 1861, aged 2 

months, 6 days. 
Courtland, v., aged 5 years, 6 months. 
David, born 1804 ; died 3 October, 1876, aged 72 years. 
Emil v., bom 2 January, 1842; died 9 March, 1866, aged 

24 years, 2 months, 7 days. 

375 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

REEVES— Emma T., born 12 January, 1868; died 12 Sep- 
tember, 1868, aged 8 months. 
EsMONDE Habper, bom 12 April, 1888; died 2 August, 

1888, aged 3 months, 21 days. 
George B., born 1 March, 1879; died 8 November, 

1879, aged 8 months, 7 days. 
Harriet H., aged 2 years, 11 months. 
Harry Mc., born Si November, 1878; died 25 April, 

1879, aged 5 months, 4 days. 
Isabella, born 1838 ; died 23 June, 1861. 
Jane Edmunds, bom 7 July, 1870 ; died 19 August, 1870, 

aged 1 month, 12 days. 
Jennie M., bom 22 November, 1876; died 11 January, 

1877', aged 1 month, 19 days. 
John, born 4 July, 1785; died 2 December, 1852, aged 

67 years, 4 months, 25 days. 
Joshua H., bom 22 July, 1808 ; died 26 November, 1855, 

aged 47 years, 4 months, 4 days. 
Letitia D., born 1802 ; died 1842, aged 40 years. 
Louis T., born 1 June, 1873; died 1 April, 1874, aged 10 

months. 
Lydia T., born 18 July, 1872 ; died 15 August, 1872, aged 

27 days. 
Maria, bom 20 June, 1798; died 9 January, 1865, aged 

67 years, 6 months, 29 days. 
Martha Swain, born 19 November, 1873 ; died 17 April, 

1874, aged 4 months, 28 days. 
Massie. 
Tryphena, born 1806; died 12 October, 1868, aged 62 

years. 
Walter D., bom 24 May, 1875'; died 24 August, 18T5, 

aged 3 months. 
William Henry, born 18 October, 1882 ; died 29 Novem- 
ber, 1882, aged 1 month, 11 days. 

ilIOHARDSON— Charlotte N., born 13 April, 1842; died 
13 September, 1849, aged 7 years, 5 months, 1 day. 

Elizabeth, born 21 May, 1794; died 21 March, 1816, 
aged 21 years, 10 months. 

Ellen, born 30 November, 1795; died 17 September, 
1846, aged 50 years, 9 months, 17 day^. 

376 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

RICHARDSON— Jacob, born 29 March, 1817 ; died 24 No- 
vember, 1851, aged 34 years, 7 months, 25 days. 

John, bom 28 July, 1791 ; died 15 October, 1858, aged 
68 years, 2 months, 17 days. 

Jonathan, born 23 March, 1826; died 13 August, 1827, 
aged 1 year, 4 months, 20 days. 

Samuel, born 1784 ; died 27 May, 1850, aged 66 years. 

Samuel H., bom 5 January, 1832; died 24 July, 1834, 
aged 2 years, 6 months, 19 days. 

Sarah, born 4 June, 1794; died 4 January, 1870, aged 75 

ROBERTSONL-Capt. Robert, born 21 March, 1766; died 8 
August, 1806, aged 40 years, 4 months, 7 days. 

RODAN— Helen G. ; died 1889, aged 4 months, 26 days. 

ROGERS— H^iRRiET A., born 1808 ; died 27 November, 1881, 
aged 73 years. 
Capt. Wesley, born 1807; died 20 June, 1875, aged 68 
years. 

ROSEMAN— Caddie, born 1861; died 3 May, 1876, aged 15 

years. 
George, born 12 August, 1796 ; died 15 March, 1879, aged 

83 years, 1 month, 3 days. 
I^lARY E., bom 1834; died 28 February, 1875, aged 41 

years. 
Sarah, born 8 October, 1799 ; died 29 August, 1866, aged 

66 years, 10 months, 21 days. 
Thomas, born 19 April, 1824; died 22 April, 1886, aged 

62 years, 3 days. 

ROSS— John, born 18 November, 1781 ; died 9 October, 1850, 

aged 68 years, 10 months, 21 days. 
Julia B., bom 12 Febmary, 1845; died 21 September, 

1855, aged 10 years, 7 days. 
Louisa B., born 1 October, 1855; died 4 June, 1878, aged 

22 years, 3 months, 8 days. 
Rachel, born 20 June, 1771 ; died 16 March, 1824, aged 

52 years, 8 months, 26 days. 
Sarah M., bora 27 March, 1805; died 17 September, 

1879, aged 74 years, 5 months, 20 days. 

377 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

RUSSELL— Albert H., born 20 July, 1863 ; died 20 March, 

1886, aged 22 years, 8 months. 
Capt. David, bom 15 December, 1813 ; died 21 February, 
Ellen, born 12 November, 1844 ; died 27 November, 1881, 

aged 37 years, 15 days. 

1875, aged 61 years, 2 months, 6 days. 
Sarah, born 9 September, 1786; died 22 March, 1856, 

aged 69 years, 6 months, 13 days. 

RUTHERFORD— Ann, born 26 June, 1825 ; died 17 August, 

1826, aged 1 year, 1 month, 21 days. 
Ann Eliza, wife of John Rutherford, died 12 October, 

1829 ; died 21 October, 1905. 
Harry, born T June, 1876 ; died 20 March, 1879, aged 2 

years, 9 months, 13 days. 
Ida, born 7 July, 1875 ; died 13 July, 1875, aged 6 days. 
James, born 16 November, 1803 ; died 8 September, 1883, 

aged 79 years, 9 months, 22 days. 
John, born 2 September, 1826 ; died 25 March, 1891. 
John, born 31 December, 1795 ; died 19 April, 1871, aged 

75 years, 3 months, 18 days. 
Joseph, born 2 September, 1829 ; died 7 September, 1829, 

aged 5 days. 
Kezia, born — February, 1886; died 15 December, 1888, 

aged 2 years, 10 months. 
Mary, born 6 May, 1792; died 21 April, 1841, aged 48 

years, 11 months, 15 days. 
Samuel, born 5 July, 1851; died 31 August, 1882, aged 

31 years, 1 month, 26 days. 
William C, born 1823 ; died 1 July, 1870, aged 47 years. 

SAWYER— Harriet W., born 9 September, 1829; died 23 
May, 1889, aged 59 years, 8 months, 14 days. 

Thomas E., bom 28 March, 1855; died 28 September, 
1864, aged 9 years, 6 months. 

Thomas E., born 31 October, 1851; died 23 November, 
1853, aged 2 years, 23 days. 

SHAW— Aaron, born 26 October, 1795 ; died 8 March, 1856, 

aged 60 years, 4 months, 12 days, 
Elida H., born 29 August, 1863; died 9 March, 1866, 

aged 3 years, 6 months, 11 days. 
Experience, born 13 March, 1775 ; died 8 October, 1834, 

aged 59 years, 6 months, 25 days. 

378 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SHAW— John A., died 13 September, 1807. 
Lemuel, died 25 September, 1811. 

Ovid, bom 1777 ; died 14 December, 1871, aged 94 years. 
Stillwell, born 19 September, 1767; died 15 August, 
1825, aged 57 years, 10 months, 26 days. 

SCHELLENGEE^Aaron, bora 1784; died 17 November, 

1872, aged 88 years. 
Abigail, born 1777 ; died 19 June, 1834, aged 57 years. 
Alice C, born 23 August, 1871; died 27 April, 1873, 

aged 1 year, 8 months, 4 days. 
Anne M., bom 1809 ; died 5 March, 1866, aged 57 years. 
Catherine, born 1793 ; died 23 December, 1868, aged 75 

year.s 
Charles, bom 24 September, 1792; died 9 July, 1823, 

aged 30 years, 9 months, 15 days. 
Charlotte, born 11 September, 1788; died 1 July, 1846, 

aged 57 years, 9 months, 20 days. 
Eliza M., born 1792; died 4 February, 1860, aged 68 
years. 
Eliza M., born 1823 ; died 23 September, 1846, aged 23 

years. 
Elizabeth H., born 20 May, 1848; died 14 February, 

1849, aged 8 months, 24 days. 
Ella M., bom 1869; died 30 June, 1869, aged 5 months, 

1 day. 
Emelia, born 3 January, 1842; died 2 July, 1876, aged 

34 years, 5 months, 28 days. 
Emma L., bom June, 1850; died 15 May, 1852, aged 1 

year, 11 months, 14 days. 
Enos, born 1752; died 16 January, 1809, aged 57 years. 
Enos, bom 1787 ; died 1 September, 1832, aged 45 years. 
Enos ; aged 13 years. 
Fannie ; aged 75 years. 

James, born 1751 ; died 25 June, 1846, aged 95 years. 
Jane E., born 22 November, 1852; died 21 January, 

1855, aged 3 years, 1 month, 29 days. 
Jeremiah, born 13 September, 1781 ; died 3 August, 1831, 

aged 49 years, 10 months, 20 days. 
John, bora 1788 ; died 18 January, 1860, aged 72 years. 
John K. F., bom 1 September. 1854 ; died 2 March, 1856, 

aged 1 year, 6 rtionths, 1 day. 

379 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SCHELLENGEB^-JosEPH, born 1829; died 15 November, 

1877, aged 48 years. 
Levi, bom 4 August, 1867 ; died 21 March, 1868, aged 7 

months, 17 days. 
Louisa B., born 1845 ; died 17 November, 1871, aged 26 

years. 
Lynda G., bom 1 April, 1858; died 21 October, 1863, 

aged 5 years, 6 months, 20 days. 
Maria C, born 18 January, 1842 ; died 15 August, 1848, 

aged 6 years, 6 months, 27 days. 
Martha S., born 1829; died 7 March, 1883, aged 54 

years. 
Mary P., born 1820; died 8 November, 1845, aged 25 

years. 
Philomelia, born 1752; died 8 February, 1793, aged 41 

years. 
Rebecca, born 4 June, 1742 ; died 21 July, 1828, aged 86 

years, 1 month, 17 days. 
Sallie R., bom 26 November, 1867; died 8 December, 

1875, aged 8 yeai*s, 12 days. 
Samuel ; aged 4 years. 
Sophia B., born 1791; died 31 October, 1876, aged 85 

years. 
Washington, bom 17 October, 1845; died 3 September, 

187'6, aged 30 years, 10 months, 16 days. 
William, born 1746; died 15 June, 1827, aged 81 years. 

SCHENK— Dr. and Wipe. 

SOHILLINKS— Lydia, born 1726; died 14 January, 1748, 
aged 22 years. 

SHEPPARD— Abigail H„ born 1840; died 14 April, 1889, 
aged 49 years. 
W. R., M. D., born 1831; died 12 March, 1879, aged 48 
years. 

SHERIDAN— Abraham, bom 26 August, 1755 ; died 12 July, 
1821, aged 65 years, 10 months, 16 days. 

SHIELDS— Addie Davis, born 8 July, 1871; died 25 March, 
187'2, aged 8 months, 17 days. 
LiLLiE C. ; born 21 November, 1863. 

380 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SMITH— Ankie E., born 'Z3 July, 1831 ; died 19 July, 1878, 

aged 46 years, 11 months, 23 days. 
Augustus B., born 1864; died 23 November, 1877, aged 

13 years. 
Capt. Charles, born 1830 ; died 22 April, 1874, aged 44 

years. 
Hannah W., born 30 June, 1805 ; died 3 May, 1889, aged 

83 years, 10 months 3 days. 
Isaac, born 1771 ; died 1 July, 1822, aged 51 years. 
Isaac, bom 28 February, 1805; died 17 October, 1881, 

aged 76 years, 7 months, 7 days. 

SMITH— Jane, bom 10 November, 1829; died 31 January, 

1859, aged 29 years, 2 months, 21 days. 

Jeannie H., born 1862; died 21 JVIJareh, 1885, aged 23 

years. 
Jeremiah P., born 1832; died 4 October, 1873, aged 41 

years. 
Louisa, born 9 November, 1756; died 4 Novnieber, 1821, 

aged 64 years. 
Louisa W., born 30 October, 1842; died 27 December, 

1846, aged 4 years, 1 m0nth, 7 days. 
Mary E., born 6 September, 1861; died 17 February, 

1886, aged 24 years, 5 months, 11 days. 

Mary Jane, born 9 February, 1840; died 18 August, 

1863, aged 23 years, 6 months, 9 days. 
Philomelia, born 2 December, 1839; died 2 November, 

1883, aged 43 years, 11 months. 
Sarah, bom 1775; died 25 September, 1811, aged 36 

years. 

SNYDERr— John, bom 28 May, 1813; died 3 September, 

1887, aged 74 years, 3 months, 6 days. 

Lizzie, born 30 December, 1874 ; died 30 June, 1879, aged 

5 years, 6 months. 
Lois U., born 1806; died 8 June, 1868, aged 62 years. 
Thomas F., born 20 September, 1839 ; died 20 October, 

1860, aged 21 years, 2 days. 

William, born 23 January, 1784; died 30 May, 1866, 
aged 82 years, 4 months, 7 days. 

SPEERr— Alexander, bom 1791 ; died 19 July, 1825, aged 34 
years. 

381 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SPENCER— Sarah, born 1802; died 19 August, 1844, aged 
42 years. 

SPICER— Sarah, born 1677; died 25 July, 1742, aged 65 
years. 

STEEI>— John, born 1780; died 9 September, 1805, aged 25 
years. 

STEPHENS— JoHNATHAN C, born 7 August, 1843 ; died 18 
August, 1879, aged 36 years. 

STEVENS— Ally, born 1858 ; died 7 September, 1861, aged 

3 years. 
A. HiGGiNS, born 20 November, 1817; died 3 January, 

1887, aged 69 years, 1 month, 13 days. 
Albert G., born 11 January, 1819 ; died 16 August, 1860, 

aged 41 years, 7 months, 5 days, 
Archibald M., born 10 May, 1841; died 1 December, 

1843, aged 2 years, 7 months, 21 days. 
Bell T., born 6 March, 1856; died 5 November, 1871, 

aged 15 years, 7 months, 29 days. 
Daniel born 17 July, 1771; died 17 January, 1828, aged 

56 years, 6 months. 
Ellen W., bom 28 April, 1845 ; died 23 December, 1871, 

aged 26 years, 7 months, 23 days. 
EzEKiEL, born 19 March, 1787; died 1 July, 1861, aged 

74 years, 3 months, 12 days. 
George H. H., born 28 April, 1825 ; died 5 August, 1826, 

aged 1 year, 3 months, 7 days. 
George H. H., born 1826; died 13 December, 1866, aged 

40 years. 
Hetty T., bom 10 February, 1843; died 11 February, 

1843, aged 1 day. 
Horace A., born 25 May, 1875; died 17 August, 1875, 

aged 2 months, 22 days. 
John L. G., born 6 August, 1845 ; died 17' March, 1857, 

aged 11 years, 7 months, 11 days. 
Leonora M., bom 27 Febraary, 1847 ; died 22 May, 1871, 

aged 24 years, 2 months, 25 days. 
Lois, born 19 February, 1792 ; died 28 March, 1853, aged 

61 years, 1 month, 9 days. 
Mary Ella, born 17 January, 1855 ; died 29 July, 1872, 

aged 17 years, 6 months, 12 days. 

382 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

STEVENS— PniLOMELiA, born 1773 ; died 5 February, 1833, 

aged 60 years. 
Rebecca, born 1818; died 23 January, 1879, aged 61 

years. 
Sarah H., born 16 January, 1825; died 28 July, 1882, 

aged 57 years, 6 months, 12 days. 

STEWARD— John, Jr., born 28 February, 1823; died 13 
April, 1831, aged 8 years, 1 month, 15 days. 

STEWART— Harriet, born 1789; died 13 February, 1826, 
aged 37 years. 

Harriet, born 14 January, 1813 ; died 18 January, 1866, 
aged 53 years, 4 days. 

John, born 15 August, 1788; died 18 February, 1871, 
aged 82 years, 6 months, 3 days. 

STILLWELI>-Thomas, born 24 September, 1732; died 24 
January, 1820, aged 87 years, 4 months. 
Thomas, born 14 October, 1821 ; died 14 December, 1822, 
aged 1 year, 2 months, 

STIMSON-^HARLES P., born 26 April, 1813; died 27 De- 
cember, 1879, aged 66 years, 8 months, 1 day. 

Elizabeth, born 1820; died 22 November, 1861, aged 41 
years. 

^Iary G., bom 1812 ; died 23 April, 1863, aged 51 years. 

Phebe, born 1781; died 10 October, 1874, aged 93 years. 

Phebe Jane, born 1854; died 14 October, 1871, aged 17 
years. 

Robert C, born 1811 ; died 30 July, 1864, aged 53 years. 

Sophia, born 1784 ; died 10 March, 1810, aged 26 years. 

Stephen, born 1769; died 12 October, 1848, aged 79 
years, _ 

Stephen D., bom 1845 ; died 28 November, 1864, aged 19 
years. 

STINEFORD— Sarah H., born 1768; died 3 September, 1824, 
aged 56 years, 

383 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

STITES— Abigail, born 1764; died 30 March, 1839, aged 75 

years, 
Charlotte, born 5 July, 1776; died 2 January, 1826, 

aged 49 years, 5 months, 27 days. 
Eliza, born 2 September, 1800; died 12 March, 1873, 

aged 72 years, 6 months, 10 days. 
Eliza E., born 1820; died 29 March, 1849, aged 29 years. 
Elizabeth, born 1816; died 24 January, 1871, aged 55 

years. 
Jane, born 1752 ; died 3 August, 1817, aged 65 years. 
Jane, born 1780; died 10 November, 1847, aged 67 years. 
Jane E., born 1829 ; died 28 June, 1864, aged 35 years, 4 

days. 
John, born 1756 ; died 12 December, 1840, aged 84 years. 
John K. F., born 10 January, 1821 ; died 25 February, 

1883, aged 62 years, 1 mjonth, 15 days. 
Maria L., born 1834 ; died 20 May, 1866, aged 32 years. 
Mary H., born 1830, died 21 March, 1837, aged 7 years. 
Nathan, born 6 February, 1769 ; died 15 August, 1823, 

aged 54 years, 6 months, 9 days. 
Page, born 1 January, 1791; died 2 May, 1867, aged 76 

years 6 months, 1 day. 
Sarah E., born 21 December, 1837 ; died 18 April, 1909. 
Samuel S. M., bom 25 February, 1835 ; died 25 August, 

1844, aged 9 years, 6 months. 
William, bom 1838; died 16 February, 1857, aged 19 

years, 

STODDARD— Carrie, bom 1852; died 11 January, 1872, 
aged 20 years. 

STRATTON— Abigail, born 1813; died 28 February, 1885, 

aged 72 years. 
Bernard C. M., born 1842 ; died 19 December, 1863, aged 

21 years. 
Isadora H., born 1847 ; died 23 December, 1863, aged 16 

years. 
Sallie T., born 1851 ; died 25 December, 1863, aged 12 

years. 

STUBBELBINE— Louisa, bom 1840; died 22 September, 
1872, aged 32 years. 

384 



MA YFLOWEIi DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

SUTHARD— Reuben, bom 19 September, 1791 ; died 15 Au- 
gust, 1815, aged 23 years, 10 months, 26 days. 

SWAIN— Abigail, bom 24 March, 1793 ; died 29 December, 

1872, aged 79 years, 9 months, 5 days. 
Daniel, bom 4 April, 1762 ; died 4 June, 1834, aged 72 

years, 2 days. 
Elizabeth, bom 13 August, 1768 ; died 26 August, 1849, 

aged 81 years, 13 days. 
James S., born 2 September, 1851; died 15 September, 

1861, aged 10 years, 13 days. 
Kitty, bom 28 April, 1786 ; died 10 October, 1786, aged 

5 months, 12 days. 
Lemuel, born 29 June, 1794; died 26 October, 1873, aged 

79 years, 3 months, 27 days. 
Lemuel, Jr., bom 29 April, 1823 ; died 28 March, 1887, 

aged 63 years, 10 months, 29 days. 
Lydia L., born 1 September, 1850; died 3 October, 187?*, 

aged 27 years, 1 month, 2 days. 
Nezer, born 1756 ; died 18 June, 1796, aged 40 years. 

TALLANT— Mary Emma, born 29 September, 1823; died 
August, 1824, aged 11 months. 

TAYLOR— Harry A., born 7 December, 1859; died 18 Au- 
gust, 1878, aged 18 years, 8 months, 11 days. 

TEAL— Elizabeth, bom 7 October, 1795; died 29 November, 

1827, aged 32 years, 1 month, 22 days. 
Heatty, born 1799; died 13 November, 1878, aged 79 

years. 
Lydia C, bom 14 April, 1812 ; died 7 ]\Iarch, 1833, aged 

20 years, 10 months, 23 days. 
Seth, bom 1793 ; died 10 April, 1837, aged 44 years. 

THOMAS^-JOHN R., born 1794 ; died — August, 1822, aged 
28 years. 

THOMPSON— Anna S., bom 1832 ; died 28 April, 1882, aged 

50 years. 
Charlotte, born 24 April, 1765 ; died 3 December, 1812, 

aged 47 years, 7 months, 9 days. 
Hannah, born 21 March, 1818; died 21 October, 1832, 

aged 14 years, 7 months. 

385 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

THOMPSON— Madge C, born 10 November, 1886; died 2 
July, 1887, aged 7 months, 22 days. 
Ralph, bom 27 May, 1889 ; died 27 August, 1889, aged 

3 months. 

Richard, bom 1823; died 19 January, 1878, aged 55 
years. 

TOWN— Elizabeth, bom 1770; died 6 December, 1862, aged 
92 years. 

TOWNSEND— Bessie C, bom 1 Mjay, 1876; died 6 April, 
1880, aged 3 years, 11 months, 5 days. 

Florence L., born 11 November, 1883; died 2 Septem- 
ber, 1884, aged 9 months, 21 days. 

Mary F., bom 1821 ; died 5 February, 1884, aged 63 
years. 

UPSON— Charles, bom 1705; died 2 April, 1785, aged 80 

years. 
VAN MANNERICK— Lydia, bora 22 August, 1751 ; died 16 

July, 1798, aged 46 years, 10 months, 24 days. 

VILLARET— Paul, bom 1844; died 14 July, 1881, aged 37 
years. 

WALES— Belinda, bom 14 December, 1821 ; died 11 March, 
1826, aged 4 years, 2 months, 27 days. 
Dr. E. L. B., born 5 Marcb, 1805 ; died 11 August, 1882, 

aged 77 years, 5 months, 4 days. 
Edmond, bom 15 July, 1831 ; died 11 August, 1835, aged 

4 years, 26 days. 

Edmond B., bom 25 December, 1834; died 30 December, 

1844, aged 10 years, 5 days. 
Eli B., born 10 July, 1798; died 24 September, 1883, 

aged 85 years, 1 month, 14 days. 
George H., bom 1842 ; died 3 March, 1870, aged 28 years. 
Harriet, bom 1 November, 177'3; died 18 December, 

1822, aged 49 years, 1 month, 17 days. 
Harriet H., bom 1800; died 12 September, 1844, aged 

44 years. 
Jane S., bom 1791 ; died 19 July, 1878, aged 87 years. 

386 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WALES— (Mary, bom 3 December, 1810; died 3 September, 

1831, aged 21 years, 9 months. 
Dr. Roger, born 1768 ; died 30 September, 1835, aged 67 

years. 
Sarah H., bom 1800; died 27 January, 1839, aged 39 

years. 

WARD— Henry L., bom 1797 ; died 17 December, 1862, aged 
65 years. 

WARE— Adelia, born 1848; died 4 September, 1866, aged 

18 years. 
David, bom 1725; died 17 March, 1762, aged 37 years. 
Deborah, born 24 March, 1806; died 30 March, 1864, 

aged 58 years, 6 days. 
Edith H., born 25 December, 1877; died 4 August, 1878, 

aged 7 months, 9 days. 
Edward E., born 26 October, 1857; died 13 November, 

1861, aged 4 years, 17 days. 
Edward E., born 25 August, 1862; died 2 Novemiber, 

1874, aged 12 years, 2 months, 7 days. 
Eliza L., born 1856; died 31 Deceniber, 1859, aged 6 
Eliza S. ; aged 11 months, 17 days. 
Esther, born 17 February, 1801; died 3 September, 1866, 

aged 67 years, 6 months, 16 days. 
Frank H., born 15 June, 1859 ; died 11 September, 1888, 

aged 29 years, 2 mtonths, 26 days. 
Harriet F., bom 1848 ; died 26 November, 1859, aged 11 

years, 
Harriet W., bom 1785; died 3 August, 1851, aged 66 

years. 
Hattie, bom 12 August, 1873 ; died 21 December, 1881, 

aged 8 years, 4 months, 9 days. 
Joseph, bora 1771; died 13 Febmary, 1827, aged 56 

years. 
Joseph, born 1861 ; died 22 July, 1863, aged 2 years. 
Lambert W., bom 1850; died 1 March, 1886, aged 36 

years. 
Leah, born 1822 ; died 1 June, 1864, aged 42 years. 
Lydia L., bora 1817; died 23 October, 1886, aged 69 

years. 
Lydia R., bom 5 January, 1823 ; died 12 May, 1884, aged 

61 years, 4 months, 7 days. 

387 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

WARE— Marcy C, bom 1848 ; died 19 December, 1867, aged 

19 years. 
Mary B., bom 2 September, 1823; died 8 September, 

1845, aged 22 years, 6 days. 
Mary W., born 28 December, 1838; died 24 August, 1869, 

aged 30 years, 7 months, 26 days. 
Pauline, bom 1852 ; died 2 June, 1855, aged 3 years. 
Ruth, born 1777 ; died 7 March, 1791, aged 14 years. 
J. Stratton, bom 2 April, 1871; died 15 September, 

1871, aged 5 months, 13 days. 
Samuel F., bom 16 October, 1800; died 10 May, 1877, 

aged 76 years, 6 months, 24 days. 
Samuel F., bom 20 August, 1879; died 22 December, 

1881, aged 2 years, 4 months, 2 days. 
Sarah E., bom 22 August, 1833 ; died 11 October, 1856. 

aged 23 years, 1 month, 19 days. 
Theresa E., born 7 December, 1869 ; died 12 November, 

1870, aged 11 months, 5 days. 
WiLMON, born 1739; died 20 Febmary, 1766, aged 27 

years. 
WiLMON, bom 2T April, 1846; died 22 January, 1852, 

aged 5 years, 8 months, 25 days. 

WATSON— Rebecca, bom 1 May, 1765; died 27 Febmary, 
1797, aged 31 years, 9 months, 6 days. 

WATTS— Hannah, born 7 December, 1756; died 7 April, 
1787, aged 30 years, 4 months. 
Rev. James, born 1743 ; died 19 November, 1789, aged 46 
years. 

Rachel, bom 29 March, 1748 ; died 29 November, 1782. 

aged 34 years, 8 months. 
Rachel, born 12 December, 1784; died 12 April, 1785, 

aged 4 months. 

WEEKS— Charles H., bom 21 July, 1838; died 16 May, 
1865, aged 26 years, 9 months, 25 days. 
William, bom 1797 ; died 16 March, 1871, aged 74 years. 

WHEATON— Clara P., bom 28 June, 1860; died 31 October, 
1888, aged 28 years, 4 months, 3 days. 
Milletts, bom 17 July, 1881; died 11 October, 1881, 
aged 2 months, 24 days. 

388 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WHILLDIN— David, born 1792; died 10 December, 1813, 

aged 21 years. 
Capt. Daniel, son of James and Rhoda, lost at sea, 23 

December, 1811, a^ed 36 years. — on same stone with 

record of his daughter Rhoda. 
David, died 17 March, 1762, aged 37 years. 
Eveline H., born 14 October, 1850; died 8 April, 1852, 

aged 1 year, 5 months, 24 days. 
Eveline H., bom 1852; died 25 April, 1870, aged 18 

years. 
Gracian, born 1817 ; died 7 October, 1851, aged 34 years. 
Isaac, born 15 February, 1784; died 13 May, 1867, aged 

83 years, 2 months, 28 days. 
Isaac, born 1824 ; died 8 September, 1876, aged 52 years. 
James, bom 1714 ; died 5 November, 1780, aged 66 years. 
James G., bom 23 September, 1850; died 22 April, 1852, 

aged 1 year, 6 months, 29 days. 
Jane, born 1719 ; died 8 November, 1760, aged 41 years. 
Joseph, born 1690; died 18 March, 1748, aged 58 years. 
Mahala, born 1T82; died 12 November, 1840, aged 58 

years. 
Martha H., bora 26 November, 1851 ; died 1 April, 1852, 

aged 4 months, 5 days. 
Mary, born 1689 ; died 8 April, 1743, aged 54 years. 
Mary Jane, born 1840 ; died 12 May, 1843, aged 3 years. 
Matthew, bom 1749 ; died 16 July, 1828, aged 79 years. 
Matthew, born 1816; died 15 March, 1875, aged 59 

years. 
Matthew, bom 8 July, 1853 ; died 8 August, 1854, aged 

1 year, 1 month, 1 day. 

Olive, bom 1819 ; died 20 July, 1868, aged 49 years. 
Phebe, bom 1753; died 14 June, 1798, aged 45 years. 
Rhoda, bom 1755 ; died 9 September, 1801, aged 46 years. 
Rhoda, born 16 Febmary, 1803 ; died 4 June, 1805, aged 

2 years, 3 months, 19 days. 

WmLiE W., bom 1868 ; died 26 April, 1870, aged 2 years. 
Wilmon, died 20 February, 1766, asred 27 years. 
Ruth, daughter of J. and R., died 7 March, 1791, in 
fourth year. 

WILLITS— Hannah, born 1778; died 26 February, 1829, 
aged 51 years. 

389 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

WILLITTS— Anna M., bom 1828; died 28 February, 1873, 
aged 45 years. 

Charles, aged 9 years, 9 months, 28 days. 

Frank B., bom 1855 ; died 22 April, 1874, aged 19 years. 

Capt. Silvanus, born 16 September, 1828; died 5 Octo- 
ber 1868, aged 40 years, 19 days. 

WILLIAMS — ^Charles, aged 1 month, 12 days. 
Lizzie, aged 2 months. 

WILLIAMSON— Lydia, bom 3 January, 1798; died 3 Sep- 
tember, 1862, aged 64 years, 8 months. 

Emily, wife ol: Rev. Moses Williamson, born 19 Novem- 
ber. 1817 ; died 18 December, 1888. 

Rev. Moses, bom 7 May, 1802; died 30 October, 1880, 
aged 78 years, 5 months, 23 days. 

Thomas H., born 1852; died 7 October, 1886, aged 34 
years. 

WOOLSON— Capt. Aaeon, bom 1778; died 11 October, 1824, 

aged 46 years. 
Richard S., bom 8 May, 1821 ; died 28 January, 1879, 

aged 57 years, 8 months, 20 days. 
Sarah, born 6 April, 1780 ; died 20 November, 1850, aged 

70 years, 7 months, 14 days. 

WORRALL— Lewis, bom 1787; died 24 March, 1860, aged 
73 years. 
Millicent, bom 1790; died 2 November, 1865, aged 75 
years. 



390 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



General Index of Names, Subjects and Places. 

(Not including the alphabetically arranged list of tqpibstones in Cold 
Spring Cemetery) 

The name of the parent — father or mother — through whom the Pilgrim 
Ancestry descends, and the names of husbands or wives of Mayflower 
descendants are given. 

ABBEYVILLE, Louisiana, 112, 130. 

ABBOTT, JEUen Palkenburg, daughter of Susan Falkenburg Learning, fam- 
ily, 115. 

Abbott, Gertrude, daughter of Susan Falkenburg Learning, 115. 

Abbott, Redman, husband of Susan Falkenburg Learning, 115. 

Abbott, William Louis, M. D., son of Susan Falkenburg Learning, 115. 

ABIGAIL , wife named in will of Joseph Whilldin 2nd, 100. 

ABINGTON, Pennsylvania, 191. 

ABSECON. New Jersey, 294. 

ADAMS, Beatrice, wife of John Laughlin Williamson, 213. 

Adams, Elizabeth, daughter of Alice Bradford, 325. 

Adams, Rev. William, husband of Alice Bradford, 325. 

ADDAMS, Mattie, wife of Luther Hudson Edmunds, 231. 

AISNE. France, 324. 

ALBEKTSON, Anna, wife of Maurice B. Souder, 240. 

ALDAN, Pennsylvania, 322. 

ALDEN, John the Pilgrim, husband of Priscilla Mullins, 81, imprison- 
ment at Boston, 90, descendant in Cape May County, 320. 

ALLARD, Kate, wife of William Matthews, 300. 

ALLEN, Rhoda, second wife of Memucan Hughes, 204. 

ALLERTON, Mary, the Pilgrim, wife of Elder Thomas Cushman, last sur- 
vlvor of the passengers of the Mayflower, 25, 93. 

ALLISON, Daisy, wife of Marion Eldredge, 130. 

ALTOONA, Pennsylvania, 161. 

ALWINE, Harold, husband of Anna Marie Merritt, 322. 

AMBLER, Pennsylvania, 303. 

AMENIA Union, New York, 147. 

AMES, John, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Ames, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 48. 

ANDREnv, Catherine Hughes, baptized, 53. 

Andrew, Daniel, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Andrew, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 61. 

ANDREWS, Jesse Hughes, baptized, 53. 

Andrews, Lois, baptized, 53. 

ANN, ship, arrived at Plymouth 1623, 66. 

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, 7. 

ANTOINE, Fannie, wife of John Bennett Merritt, 153. 

ARCHAMBAULD, Edwin, son of Zeruiah Schellenger, family, 253. 

ARDMORE, Pennsylvania, 194. 

ARMSTRONG, Barbara, daughter of Edward Kent Armstrong, M. D., 32i 

Armstrong, Edward Kent, M. D., son of Minnie Kent, family, 325. 

Armstrong, Harold, husband of Minnie Kent, 325. 

ARNOLD, Charles, husband of Elsie P. Hughes, 259. 

Arnold, Charles, son of Elsie P. Hughes, 259. 

Arnold, Lillian Eleanor, wife of John M. Hand, 273. 

Arnold, Warren, son of Elsie P. Hughes, 259. 

ASCARATE, Mercedes Ysabel, wife of Richard Thompson Miller 210. 

ASHCROFT, Florence, daughter of Florence White, 269. 

Asheroft, John, husband of Florence White. 269. 

Ashcroft, John, son of Florence White, 269. 

ATCHISON, Frances, wife of Warren Hughes, 259. 

ATHENS, Georgia, 280. 

ATHERTON, John H., husband of Elinor Curwen Austin, 117. 

393 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

ATKINS, Cynthia B., second wife of Alexis Grasson Merritt, 153, 176. 

Atkins, Frances A., wife of Henry Stewart Moore, ai9. 

AT1.ANT1C CITY, New Jersey, 219, 225, 235, 240, 241, 297, 317. 

ATWOOD. Emily J., wife of Frank S. Edmonds, 123. 

AURA, New Jersey, 294. 

AUSTERFIELD, Eng:land, birth place of Governor "William Bradford, 325. 

AUSTIN, Edith Gillespie, wife of Fletcher Wilbur Stites, 314. 

Austin, Elinor Curwen, daughter of Mary Elmer Leaming, 117. 

Austin, Mary Learning, daughter of Mary Elmer Leaming. 

Austin, John Harris, son of Mary Elmer Leaming, 117. 

Austin, Preston R., husband of Mary Elmer Leaming, 117. 

Austin, Rowland, son of Mary Elmer Leaming, 117. 

AWLY, Valerio, son of Ellen Falkenburg Abbott, 115. 

AYERS, Mary A., second wife of Rev. Jacob Renssalaer Hughes, 151. 

BAILEY, Lulu I., wife of Frank Spicer Sheppard, 182. 

Bailey, Sarah, wife of William Brooks Eldredge, 218. 

BAIR, Lena, wife of Maurice B. Beesley, 179. 

BAKER. DANIEL, father of Emma T. C. Baker, 236. 

Baker, Edith May, wife of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, 237. 

Baker, Emma T. C, wife of Thomas Eldredge, 218, 236. 

Baker, George, baptized, 48. 

Baker, Josephine Lea, wife of Thomas Leaming, 192. 

Baker, Martha, admitted to church membership, 48. 

BALTIMORE, Maryland, 128, 160, 169, 292, 295, 312. 

BANCROFT, Ann Eliza, mother of Marion Upham, 171. 

Bancroft, John, Jr., marriage, 46. 

Bancroft, historian, 14. 

t>.\NKS, Wilson, husband of Louise Cassedy, 257. 

BANON. Christopher, son of Rose Magawly de Calry, 115. 

Banon, Christopher J. P., husband of Rose Magawly de Calry, 115, 

Banon, Edward, son of Rose Magawly de Calry, 115. 

Banon, Gertrude, daughter of Rose Magawly de Calry, 115. 

Banon, Gilbert, son of Rose Magawly de Calry, 115. 

Banon, Rosemary, daughter of Rose Magawly de Calry, 115. 

BAPTISMS, record of at Cold Spring Presbyterian Church from 1808 to 
1815, 47-65. 

BARNARD, Rev. James Henry, husband of Emma Louisa Crowell, 266. 

BARNES, Albert Maull, son of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

Barnes, Andrew Maxwell, son of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

Barnes, Ellerslie Wallace, son of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

Barnes, Irene Matilda, daughter of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

Barnes, Israel Hughes, son of Matilda Hughes, 260. 

Barnes, Mary Emily, daughter of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

Barnes. Mary Hughes, daughter of Matilda Hughes, family, 260. 

Barnes, Paul, husband of Matilda Hughes, 249, 260. 

Barnes, Paul Henry, son of Matilda Hughes, family, 260. 

Barnes, Paul Henry, son of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

Barnes, Sarah Matilda, daughter of Matilda Hughes, family, 260. 

BARNETT, Furman, father of William Soph Barnett, 280. 

Barnett, Madelene, daughter of Oscar Barnett, 280. 

Barnett, Oscar, son of Madeline Naves Lee, 280. 

Barnett, Sarah Hollingsworth, mother of William Soph Barnett, 280. 

Barnett, William Soph, husband of Madeline Naves Lee, 280. 

BARNSTABLE, Massachusetts, 3, 8, 9, 97, 323. 

BARR, ROBERT H., first husband of Lottie Belle Reeves, 314. 

BARROWS, Charles Murray S., son of Mary Hughes Wales (infant), 319. 

Barrows, Donald, son of Walter Aimer Barrows, 319. 

Barrows, Ferdinand, son of Mary Hughes Wales, (infant), 319. 

Barrows, Helen Work, daughter of Mary Hughes Wales, family, 319. 

Barrows, Margaret Bulkley, daughter of W^alter Aimer Barrows 3rd, 319. 

Barrows, Mary iMcMullen, daughter of Mary Hughes Wales, family, 319. 

Barrows, Walter Aimer, husband of Mary Hughes Wales, 313, 319. 

Barrows, Walter Aimer, son of Mary Hughes Wales, family, 319. 

Barrows, Walter Aimer, son of Walter Aimer and Sarah Byers Barrows, 
319. 

Barrows, Walter Aimer, 4th, son of Walter Aimer and Dorothy L. Bar- 
rows, 319. 

BASS, Mary Ella, wife of Joseph Warren Hughes, 259. 

BASSBTT, Emily Hamlin, daughter of Marion Foster Hughes, 160. 

394 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE 31 AY COUNTY 



Bassett, Frank P., husband of Marlon Foster Hughes, 160. 

Bassett, James Eugene, son of Marion Foster Hughes, 160. 

Bassett, Melvin Hughes, son of Marion Foster Hughes, 160. 

BAT TO EMY, (people of colour), marriage, 46. 

BATCHELDER, Harrison Ewing, son of Mary Ewing Eldredge, 135. 

Batchelder. Harrison Wainwright, husband of Mary Ewing Eldredge, 135. 

BATE, Beulah, daughter of Mary Jane Hug'hes, family, 146, 172. 

Bate, E. Morris, son of Mary Jane Huglies, family, 146. 

Bate, John, husband of Mary Jane Hughes, 146. 

Bate, John Herbert, son of Mary Jane Hughes, 146. 

Bate, Mary, daughter of E. Morris Bate, 146. 

Bate, Morris, son of E. Morris Bate, 146. 

Bate, Sarah Jones, second wife of Richard Matthews, 264. 

Bate, William, son of Mary Jane Hughes, 146. 

BATEMAN, Adrian, husband of Elizabeth S. Edmunds, 211. 

BAVINGTON, Sarah Ann, wife of Charles Hoover Eldredge, 129. 

BAXTER, Thomas, 8. 

BAYHEAD, New Jersey, 195. 

BAYLES, Bessie, wife of Byron Leaming, 147. 

BAYLIES, historian, 84. 

BEATTY, Sarah, wife of Whilldin Springer, 198. 

BEAVER, Skins, trade in among Pilgrims, 87. 

BEESLiEY, Edward Maurice, son of Maurice E. Beesley, 179. 

Beesley, Edward Maurice, M. D., son of Sarah Leaming Moore, family, 

179. 
Beesley, Edward Maurice, son Maurice E. Beesley, 179. 

Beesley, Eleanor E., M. D., dau. of Edward Maurice Beesley, M. D., 179. 
Beesley, Hannah Moore, daughter of Sarah Leaming Moore, 179. 
Beesley, Israel Harris, son of Edward iVIaurice Beesley, M. D., 179. 
Beesley, Julia, daughter of Sarah Leaming Moore, family, 179. 
Beesley, Mary Tuft, dau. of Edward Maurice Beesley, M. D., family, 179. 
Beesley, Dr. Maurice, history 16, 17, 22, 23, husband of Sarah Leaming 

Moore, family and descendants, 179. 
Beesley, Maurice E., son of Edward Maurice Beesley, family, 179. 
Beesley, Rhoda, daughter of Sarah Leaming Moore, 179. 
BEESLEY'S POINT, New Jersey, 154. 
BBLLEFONTE, Pennsylvania, 159, 160, 162. 
BELLPORT, New York, 147. 

PENCRAFT, (Bancroft) Abigail, baptized, 48. 
Bencraft, Art, baptized, 56. 
Bencraft, Daniel, baptized, 49. 
Bencraft, Elizabeth, baptized, 49. 

Bencraft, John, admitted to church membership, 47. 
Bencraft, Johanna, admitted to church membership, 51. 
Bencraft, Miller, admitted to church membership, 57. 
Bencraft, Miller, batpized, 49. 
Bencraft, Phoebe, baptized, 49. 
Bencraft, Robert Edmunds, baptized, 49. 
Bancraft, Samuel Swain, baptized, 56. 
Bencraft, Thomas Hand, baptized, 49. 

BECKETT, Mary, wife of George Soule the Pilgrim, 324. 
BEIRUT, Syria, 325. 

BELL, William Edgar, second husband of Lottie Belle Reeves, 314. 
BELLANGY, Catharine R., daughter of Henry E. Bellangy, 166. 
Bellangy, Charles A., son of Henry E. Bellangy, 166. 
Bellangy, Charles, son of Tryphine Crowell Edmunds, family, 297. 
Bellangy, Dorothy S., daughter of Henry E. Bellangy, n 166. 
Bellangy, Ella, daughter of Charles Bellangy, 297. 
Bellangy, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry E. Bellangy, 166. 
Bellangy, Harry Edmunds, son of Charles Bellangy, family, 166, 297. 
Bellangy, John, son of Tryphene Crowell Edmunds, 297. 
Bellangy, Katherlne, daughter of Tryphene Crowell Edmunds, 297. 
Bellangy, Mary Adelaide, daughter of Charles Bellangy, 297. 
Bellangy, Sarah A., daughter of Charles Bellangy, famiy, 297. 
BENEFIELD, England, 97. 

BENEZET, Anthony, father of Edmund Thomas Benezet, 199. 
Benezet, Edmund Thomas, husband of 'Mary H. Springer, 199. 
Benezet, Edward, husband of Bertha Holland. 152. 
Benezet Julia, mother of Edmund Thomas Benezet, 199. 



395 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Benezet, Mary Carpenter, daughter of Ralph Anthony Benezet, 199. 

Benezet, Maud H., daughter of Mary H. Springer, 199. 

Benezet, Ralph Anthony, son of Mary H. Springer, family, 199. 

Benezet. William H., first husband of Lena B. Ware, 220. 

Benezet, Walter Lawrence, son of Lena B. Ware, 220. 

BICNKERT, Eleanor, daughter of Mary Schellenger Sayre, (infant), 186. 

Benkert, 1' ranees, child of Elva Hand, 305. 

Benkert, Willis, husband of Elva Hand, 305. 

Benkert, Willis, son of Elva Hand. 305. 

Benkert, Willis Johnson, husband of Mary Schellenger Sayre, 186. 

Hl-JNNER, Mary, wife of Stillwell Eldredge, 112, 129. 

BENXETT, Aaron, husband of Sophia Hughes, 249, 258. 

Bennett, Aaron, son of Sophia Hughes, 258. 

Bennett, Abram, father of Emma Thackra Bennett, 151. 

Bfnnett, Agnes Elizabeth, daughter of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Albert Allen, son of Albert G. Reed Bennett, (infant), 166. 

Bf-nnett, Albert G. Reed, son of William, 152, family and descendants, 165, 

Bennett, Alice Gray, daughter of Albert G. Reed Bennett, family, 166. 

Bennett, Alphonzo, son of Mary Whilldin, 215. 

Bennett, Bessie Patchell, daughter of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Charlotte, daughter of Mary Hughes, 148. 

Bennett, Charlotte, baptized, 57. 

Bennett, Charles Weeks, son of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Clarence G., son of Albert G. Reed Bennett, 166. 

Bennett, Donald P., son of Samuel Walter Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Eliza, daughter of Mary Whilldin, 215. 

Bc-nnett, Elizabeth H., daughter of William Jackson Bennett, 164. 

Bennett, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Bennett, 320. 

Bennett, Ella, daughter of Judson Bennett and Lillian Johnson, 241. 

Bennett, Emma, daughter of Frederick Bennett, 152. 

Bennett, Emma Thackra, wife of Joseph Henry Hughes, 151. 

Bennett, Emma, wife of Henry F. Hand, 274. 

Bennett, Emma C, daughter of Mary Whilldin, 215. 

Bennett, Emma Learning, daughter of William Bennett, family, 152. 

Bennett, Etta May, daughter of Albert G. Reed Bennett, family, 166, 297. 

Bennett, Florence, daughter of William Henry Bennett, 164. 

Bennett, Frank Lee, son of Albert G. Reed Bennett, family, 166. 

Bennett, 1< rank Lee, son of Frank Lee Bennett, 166. 

Bennett, Frederick, son of George Bennett, family, 152. 

Bennett, George, son of Mary Hughes, lost at sea, 148. 

Bennett, George, son of William Bennett, family, 152. 

Bennett, George, baptized, 50. 

Bennett, George A. M., son of Albert G. Reed Bennett, (infant), 166. 

Bennett, George M., son of Albert G. Reed Benntt, (infant), 166. 

Bennett, Georgianna, daughter of Albert G. Reed Bennett, (infant), 166. 

Bennett, George W., son of William Jackson Bennett, 164. 

Bennett, Hannah, wife of Edmund Cresse, 143. 

Bennett, Harry Gilmore, son of Albert G. Reed Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Harry Gilmore, son of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Henry, son of Sophia Hughes, 258. 

Bennett, Henry B., son of William Henry Bennett, 164. 

Bennett. Ida Hand, daughter of Albert G. Reed Bennett. 165. 

Bennett, Isabella, daughter of Sophia Hughes, family, 258. 

Bennett, J. Harvey, son of Judson Bennett and Lillian Johnson Bennett, 
241. 

Bennett, James C, son of Sophia Hughes, 258. 

Bennett, Jessie Irene, daughter of Albert G. Reed Bennett, 166. 

Bennett, John, husband of Mary Hughes, 103, 104, 148. 

Bennett, Joseph, son of Priscilla Howland, 320. 

Bennett, Judson, son of William Jackson Bennett, family, 165, 241. 

Bennett, Judith, wife of Joseph Hughes, 205, 251. 

Bennett, Lavisa, admitted to church membership, 49. 

Bennett, Lewis S., son of William Jackson Bennett, 164. 

Bennett, Louisa, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Bennett, Louisa Stevens, daughter of Mary Hughes, 148, family and de- 
scendants, 153. 

Bennett, Louisa Saint, daughter of Mary Whilldin, 215, family and de- 
scendants, 328. 

Bennett, Lovenia, daughter of William Bennett, family, 152. 

Bennett, Mabel Kneass, daughter of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 

396 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE 3IAY COUNTY 

Bennett, Martha Lavelle, daushter of Albert G. Heed Bennett, 165, family 
and descendants, 175. 

Bennett, Mary, admitted to church membership, 48, 63, 64. 

Bennett, Mary, daughter of Mary Whilldin, family, 215. 

Bennett, Mary, daughter of William Henry Bennett, 164. 

Bennett, Mary Ann, baptized, 50. 

Bennett, Mary Ann, daughter of Mary Hugrhes, family, 148. 

Bennett, Mary Louise, daughter of George Bennett, family, 152. 

Bennett, Mildred Irene, daughter of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 

Bennett, Nancy, baptized, 64. 

Bennett, Ocie, dau. of Sophia Hughes, 258, family and descendants, 138. 

Bennett, Paul L., son of "William Henry Bennett, 164. 

Bennett Phillip, marriage, 44. 

Bennett, Rebecca, daughter of William .Jackson Bennett, family, 164. 

Bennett, Robert Stockton, son of J. Harvey Bennett and Rebecca Mecray 
Cassedy, 241, 283. 

Bennett, Sarah, mother of Emma Trackra Bennett, 151. 

Bennett, Sarah, second wife of James Leaming, 180. 

Bennett, Samuel Walter, son of Albert G. Reed Bennett, family, 165. 

Bennett, Sophia, daughter of George Bennett, family, 152. 

Bennett, Sophia Hughes, daughter of Mary Hughes, 148. 

Bennett, Sophia H., daughter of Sophia Hughes. 258. 

Bennett, Stephen, husband of Mary Whilldin, 215. 

Bennett, Stephen Decatur, son of Mary Whilldin, 215. 

Bennett, Theodore G., son of William Henry Bennett, 164. 

Bennett, Walter, son of Judson Bennett and Lillian Johnson, 241. 

Bennett, William, baptized, 50. 

Bennett, William, son of Mary Hughes, 148, family and descendants, 152. 

Bennett, William F. Cassedy, son of J. Harvey Bennett and Rebecca Me- 
cray Cassedy, (infant), 241, 283. 

Bennett, William Henry, son of William Jackson Bennett, family, 164. 

Bennett, William Jackson, son of William Bennett, 152, family and de- 
scendants, 164. 

BENSON, Harley P., son of Ella Paul, 221. 

Benson, J. E. T., husband of Ella Paul, 221. 

BENTON, Marie Louise, wife of Irving Howard Eldredge, 138. 

BERNSHOUSE, Albert Livingston, son of Salonia Imlah Eldredge, family. 
141, 142. 

Bernshouse, Andrew Kessler Hay, son of Salonia Imlah Eldredge, family, 
142. 

Bernshouse, Andrew Kessler, son of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, 142. 

Bernshouse, Christine, mother of William Bernshouse, 141. 

Bernshouse, Ethel, daughter of William Henry Bernshouse, 141. 

Bernshouse, George Albert, son of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, 142. 

Bernshouse, Helen, daughter of William Henry Bernshouse. family, 141. 

Bernshouse, Leon, son of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, 142. 

Bernshouse, Mabel Devene, dau. of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, 142. 

Bernshouse, Peter, father of William Bernshouse, 141. 

Bernshouse, Samaria Anna, daughter of Salonia Imlah Eldredge, 142. 

Bernshouse, Salonia Imlah, daughter of Salonia Imlah Eldredge, 142. 

Bernshouse, Salonia Lorene, dau. of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, lit 

Bernshouse, Selma, daughter of Andrew Kessler Hay Bernshouse, 142. 

Bernshouse, Wilbert, son of Andrew Kessler Hay Bernshouse, 142. 

Bernshouse, William, husband of Salonia Imlah Eldredge, 131. 141. 

Bernshouse, William Henry, son of Salonia Imlah Eldredge, family, 141. 

Bernshouse, William Henry, son of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, 142. 

BETHELL, John Horace, son of Ethel Richardson, 331. 

Bethell, William, husband of Ethel Richardson, 331. 

BEYERS, Harriet, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Beyers, John, baptized, 49. 

Beyers, Joseph, baptized, 49. 

BILLINGTON, John, the Pilgrim, 87. 

BISHOP, Lulu Lee, wife of Franklin Ramsdell Hughes. M. D., 168. 

BLACK Abraham to Susan, (people of colour), marriage, 46. 

BLAND, Alice McCalla, daughter of Louisa Bennett Schellinger, 153. 

Bland, Louisa S., daughter of Louisa Bennett Schellinger, 153. 

Bland, Mary, wife of Frederick D. Eldredge, 128. 

Bland, William McCalla, husband of Louisa Bennett Schellinger, 153. 

BLATTNER, Elizabeth, daughter of Lena Hughes, 287. 

Blattner, Ethel, daughter of Lena Hughes, 287. 

397 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

Blattner. Julia, daughter of Lena Hughes, family, 287. 

Blattner, Robert, son of Lena Hughes, 287. 

Blattner, William G., husband of Lena Hughes, 287. 

BOCKIUS, Dorothy Mecray, daughter of Elizabeth Hughes Mecray, 
family, 223, 247. 

Bockius, Elizabeth Mecray, daughter of Elizabeth Hughes Mecray, 223. 

Bockius, Logan, son of Elizabeth Hughes Mecray, 323. 

Bockius, Peter Logan, husband of Elizabeth Hughes Mecray, 223. 

BOERNER, Doris, daughter of Dr. Frederick Boerner, 241. 

Boerner, Eleanor, daughter of Dr. Frederick Boerner, 241, 

Boerner, Frederick, husband of Melvin Johnson, 241. 

Boerner, Dr. Frederick, son of Melvina Johnson, 241. 

Boerner, Frederick, son of Dr. Frederick Boerner, 241. 

Boerner, Robert, son of Dr. Frederick Boerner, 241. 

BOHM, Elizabeth M., wife of William Henry Bennett, 164. 

BOODY, Winifred Roger, son of Annie Cassedy Williams, 284. 

Boody, Winifred Scott, husband of Annie Cassedy Williams, 284. 

BOOKER, Warren, husband of Anne Stewart Leaming, 117. 

BORNEY, Deborah, admitted to church membership, 55, baptized, 56. 

BOSSART, Alice, wife of Rowland Austin, 117. 

BOSTON, Massachusetts, 87, 90, 169. 

BORDENTOWN, New Jersey, 228. 

BOUND BROOK, New Jersey, 163. 

BOUNDS, Rachel, wife of Rev. William S. Schenck, 270. 

BOURGEOIS, Devene, wife of Albert Livingston Bernshouse, 141, 142. 

Bourgeois, Joseph D., father of Devene Bourgeois, 141. 

Bourgeois, Salize, mother of Devene Bourgeois, 141. 

BOWKER, Mary G., wife of Samuel Walter Bennett, 165. 

BOW^MAN, George E., 75, 341. 

BOYER, Jane Elizabeth, wife of Paul Mulford Mecray, M. D., 223. 

BRADDOCK, Hannah Edwards Pratt, mother of William Pratt Braddock, 
299. 

Braddock, Isaiah Norcross, father of William Pratt Braddock, 299. 

Braddock, Walter Isaiah, son of Katharine Edmunds Ogden, 299. 

Braddock, William Pratt, husband of Katherine Ogden, 299. 

BRADFORD, Alice, daughter of Major William Bradford, 325. 

Bradford, Major William, son of Governor William, 325. 

Bradford, Governor William 16, loss and recovery of his History 73, Let- 
ter Book 74, is caught in a deer trap at Cape Cod 77, descend- 
ants in Cape May County, 325. 

BRADY. Texas, 142. 

BRANDRIFF, Anna Maria, second wife of John Haney Hughes, 287. 

BREWSTER, Elder, 26. 

BRIDGEPORT, New Jersey, 235. 

BRIDGETON, New Jersey, 154, 219, 237, 305. 

BROCK. Fannie, wife of William W. Montgomery. 192. 

BROOKLYN, New York, 119, 163, 173. 

BROOKS, Annie Marshall, daughter of Annie Louisa Edmunds, 326. 

Brooks, Emilie, daughter of Maurice Brooks, 209. 

Brooks, Florence Elizabeth, daughter of Annie Louisa Edmunds, 326. 

Brooks, Francis Ralston, son of Joseph Brooks, 209. 

Brooks, Joseph, husband of Frances Hand, 209. 

Brooks, Joseph, son of Frances Hand, family, 209. 

Brooks, Maurice, son of Frances Hand, 209. 

Brooks, William Potts, husband of Annie Louisa Edmunds, 326. 

BROWER, Alonzo, husband of Lizzie L. Wentzell, 178. 

Brower, Lulu S., daughter of Lizzie L. Wentzell, 178. 

BROWN, Florence, wife of Reuben Eldredge, 132. 

Brown, Frances, daughter of Eliza Leaming Hoffman, 145. 

Brown, Jesse M., husband of Eliza Leaming Hoffman, 145. 

Brown, Joel, admitted to church membership, 55, baptized 56. 

tirown, Kennard Earl, son of Eliza Leaming Hoffman, 145. 

Brown, Martha, wife of Bernard Hand, 339. 

Brown, May, second wife of John S. Eldredge, 128. 

Brown, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 55, baptized, 56. 

BRUCE, Clara, wife of Frederick Foster, 169. 

BRUMBACH, Helen R., wife of James Lafayette Miller, 328. 

BRUNNER, Mary Moore, wife of Eli H. Eldredee. 126. 

398 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

BRYANT, Lena, wife of Edmunds Ludlam Hall, 243. 

BUCK, Frederick, baptized, 52. 

Buck, Hannah, baptized, 52. 

Buck, Isaac, baptized. 52. 

Buck, Lot, baptized, 64. 

Buck, Margaret, baptized, 52. 

Buck, Mary, admitted to church membership, 47. 

Buck, Thomas, marriage, 45. 

Buck, Tabitha, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Buck, a child of Frederick and Tabitha Buck, baptized, 58. 

BUCKMAN, Lillian, 2nd wife of George Williams Childs Cook, 309. 

BULKELEY, Dorothy L., wife of Walter Aimer Barrows 3rd, 319. 

BUNKER, Elizabeth Bartlett, wife of Philip Stites Leaming, 178. 

BURCH, Daniel, son of Alberta Edmunds, 230. 

Burch, William, husband of Alberta Edmunds, 230. 

BURD, Charles Henry, husband of Samaria Ann Eldredge, 131. 

Burd, Helen Eldredge, daughter of Samaria Ann Eldredge, 131. 

BURLEIGH, Cape May County, New Jersey, 321. 

BURLINGTON, Iowa, 151. 

BURLINGTON COUNTY, New Jersey, 262. 263. 

BURLINGTON, Virginia, 312. . , „„ 

BUSCH Eleanor K. Jefferies, mother of Henry Paul Busch, 190. 

Busch, Emilie Smith, child of Lydia Leaming Smith, 190. 

Busch, Henry E., father of Henry Paul Busch, 190. 

Busch, Henry Paul, husband of Lydia Leaming Smith, 190. 

BUSH, Louisa, wife oi Earl Champion Hughes, 329. 

BUTLER, Albert Boardman, son of Mary Ellen Oakley, 158. 

Butler, Arthur, husband of Mary Ellen Oakley, 158. 

Butler. Bessie Adelaide, daughter of Mary Ellen Oakley, 158. 

Butler, Harold Lockwood, son of Mary Ellen Oakley, 158. 

Butler, Harriet Ellen, daughter of Mary Ellen Oakley, 158. 

Butler, Margaret Oakley, daughter of Mary Ellen Oakley, 158. 

Butler, Marian Farnum, wife of Edward Fitz Randolph Wood, 193. 

Butler, Martha, wife of John Schenck Schellenger. 268. 

BYERS. Sarah, wife of Walter Aimer Barrows, 319. 

CAHALL, Ella Frances, daughter of Elizabeth Martha Perkinpine, 30b. 

Cahall, Mary Elizabeth, mother of William Francis Cahall. 306. 

Cahall, William Archibald, father of William Earl Cahall, 306. 

Cahall, William Earl, husband of Eizabeth Martha Perkinpine, 306. 

CALDWELL, Chares, M. D., husband of Eliza Leaming, 106. 

Caldwell, Thomas L., M. D., son of Eliza Leaming, 106. 

CAMDEN, New Jersey, 136, 139, 149, 211, 219, 222, 227, 228, 230, 263, 264. 

CAMERON, Sheila, wife of Valerio Magawly de Calry, 115. 

CAMPANIUS, Swedish pastor, diary of, 17. 

CAMPBELL, Clara Louise Ware, daughter of Louise Sawyer Ware, 2SS. 

Campbell, Joseph K., husband of Louise Sawyer Ware, 238. 

Campbell, Joseph Ware, son of Louise Sawyer Ware, (infant), 238. 

CANISTEO, New York, 214. 

CANNONSBURG, Pennsylvania, 138, 151. 

CANTON, China. 312. 

CAPE BRETON ISLAND. 5. 

CAPE COD, 69, Exploring Expeditions of Pilgrims. 76. 79. 

CAPE HENLOPEN, 14. 

Cape May, New Jersey, history 3, first settlement 25, burial place of firs 

settlers 25 
Cape May Court House, New Jersey, 206, 229, 243, 264, 289, 316, 324. 
CARBONDALE, Pennsylvania, 309. 

CARPENTER, Alice, wife of Gov. "V^niliam Bradford, 325. 
Carepnter, Cynica, wife of Charles Wood, 324. 
Carpenter, Rae Reeves, wife of Ralph Anthony Benezet, 199. 
CARRELL, James Q., husband of Elizabeth Rushton Hughes, 159. 
Carrell, Mary Gladys, daughter of Elizabeth Rushton Hughes, 159. 
CARTERET, Sir George, 18. 

CATLIN, Edna Burr, wife of Henry Albert Hughes, 211. 
CARTY, Charles, son of Emma Perkins, 263. 
Carty, Henry, son of Emma Perkins, 263. 

Carty, Henry Augustus, 1st husband of Emma Perkins, 262. 
CARVER, Governor John, 10, 84, death of, 85. 
CASPER. Ruth Pierson. wife of Thomas Marshall Edmunds, 294. 

399 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

CASSEDY, Ellen Maria, daughter of Maria S. Schenck, 257, family and 

descendants, 281. 
Cassedy, Florence Landis, daugliter of Frank Willets Cassedy, 283. 
Cas.sedy, Frank Willets, son of William Francis Cassedy, family, 283. 
Cassedy, Frank W., son of Frank Willets Cassedy, 283. 
Cas.<3edy, Louise, daughter of Maria Stockton Schenck, 257. 
Cassedy, Martha Wales, daughter of William Morris Cassedy, 317. 
Cassedy, Mary Ann, daughter of Maria S. Schenck, 257, family and de- 
scendants, 282. 
Cassedy, Nancy Schenck, daughter of Maria Stockton Schenck, family, 257. 
Cassedy, Rebecca Mecray, daughter of William Francis Cassedy, 241, 283. 
Cassedy, Sally Pennock, daughter of Maria S. Schenck, 257, family and 

descendants, 284. 
Cassedy, William, husband of Maria Stockton Schenck, 248, 257. 
Cassedy, William Francis, son of Maria S. Schenck, 257. family and de- 
scendants, 283. 
Cassedy, William Morris, son of William Francis Cassedy, 283, family, 

317. 
Cassedy, William Morris, son of William Morris Cassedy and Martha T. 

Wales Cassedy, 317. 
CAVANAUGH, Florence May, wife of Francis Alison Smith, 235. 
CAWMAN. Elizabeth, wife of Charles Springer Keeler, 206. 
CBDARVILLE, New Jersey, 182. 

CHAMBERS, Abigail, daughter of Lovenia Bennett, 152. 
Chambers, Benjamin, son of Susan May Edmunds, 295. 
Chambers, Charles K., husband of Helen Work Barrows, 319. 
Chambers, Daniel, husband of Susan May Edmunds, 295. 
Chambers, Elwood, son of Lovenia Bennett, (infant), 152. 
Chambers, Florence, daughter of William Chambers, 152. 
Chambers, Frances Woodward, daughter of Helen Work Barrows, 319. 
Chambers, Frederick, son of William Chambers, 152. 
Chambers, Lizzie, wife of William Chambers, 152. 
Chambers, Mary Wales, daughter of Helen Work Barrows, 319. 
Chambers, Robert, second husband of Eliza Hand, 255. 
Cliambers, Robert, husband of Lovenia Bennett, 152. 
Chambers, William, son of Lovenia Bennett, family, 152. 
CHAMPION, Jennie, first wife of Memucan Hughes, 329. 
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, 130. 

CHERRY, Edward M., second husband of Sarah Emily Hughes, 167. 
Cherry, Edward Morris, son of Sarah Emily Hughes, 167. 
Cherry, Francis Leon, son of Sarah Emily Hughes, 167. 
Cherry, Juliet, wife of Thomas Howard Hughes, 286. 
Cherry, William Winfield, son of Sarah Emily Hughes 167. 
CHESTER, Harry, first husband of Sarah Emily Hughes, 167. 
Chester, Harry, son of Sarah Emily Hughes, 167. 
Chester, Theresa, wife of Earl S. Woolson. 119. 
CHESTER, Pennsylvania, 279. 
CHENANGO COUNTY, New York, 157. 
CHEW, Elizabeth, first wife of John Haney Hughes, 287. 
CHICAGO, Illinois, 151, 161, 324, 325, 329. 
CHRISTMAS, how kept by the Pilgrims, 81. 
CHURCH, Alexander, husband of Mary A. Rutherford, 233. 
Church, Arabella, daughter of Eliza Hughes, 104. 
Church, Daniel and Elizabeth, children of, 60. 
Church, Elizabeth, admitted to church membership, 57. 

Church, Evelina Fenner, daughter of Walter and Edna York Church, 175. 
Church, Hannah, daughter of Richard Church, 320. 
Church, Hannah Ann, wife of Robert Edmunds, 216, 230. 
Church, Harry R., son of Mary A. Rutherford, 233. 
Church, Helen Martha, daughter of Horace Pithian and Sadie York 

Church, 175. 
Church, Horace Fithian, son of Mary A. Rutherford, 175, 233. 
Church, Horace Kenneth, son of Horace Fithian and Sadie York Church, 

175. 
Church, John and Mary Taylor, marriage, 46. 
Church, John and Elizabeth Hughes, marriage, 44. 
Church, John, husband of Elizabeth Hughes, 104. 
Church, children of John and Elizabeth Church, 62. 
Church, Mary, wife of Charles B. Souder, 240. 
Church, Mary Eveline, daughter of Horace F. Church, 175. 

400 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

Church, Rhoda, daughter of Elizabeth Hughes, 104. 

Church, Sophia, daughter of Eiizabeth Hughes, 104. 

Church, Walter, son of William Church, 175. 

Church, Walter LeRoy, son of Walter and Edna York Church, 175. 

CHURCHILL, Flora Eulalia (Little) mother of John Pierce Churchill, 
326. 

Churchill, John Pierce, husband of Hannah Goeller Edmunds, 326. 

Churchill, Owen, father of John Pierce Churchill, 326. 

CLARK, Amanda, wife of Israel Putnam Hughes, 259. 

Clark, James B., baptized, 54. 

Clark, John, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Clark, Patience, admitted to church membership, 48, death, 61. 

Clark, Irvin, second husband of Frances Merritt, 322. 

Clark, Thomas, baptized, 54. 

CLARK'S ISLAND, Sabbath observed by Pilgrims, 80. 

CLAUSSEN, Anna Lizette, wife of Alfred Edmunds. 229. 

CLEMENT, Dessa Crowell, daughter of Dessa Williamson Crowell, 140. 

Clement, DeWitt Crowell, son of Dessa Williamson Crowell. 140. 

Clement, Gregory, son of Dessa Williamson Crowell, 140. 

Clement, John Browning, husband of Dessa Williamson Crowell, 140. 

Clement, John Browning, son of Dessa Williamson Crowell, 140. 

CLEMENSON, Marie, wife of Alfred A. Hand, 275. 

CLEVELAND, Ohio. 123, 319. 

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Pennsylvania, 322. 

CLIFFORD, Mary Jane, wife of Thomas Learning Caldwell, M. D., 106. 

CLOAK, Mary, wife of Thomas Bull Schellenger, 268. 

CLOTHIER, Mary, wife of Walter Lawrence Benezet, 220. 

COCHRAN, Elizabeth, wife of William Bamber Phillips, 289. 

COACHMAN, William, marriage, 44. 

COLD SPRING, New Jersey, 112, 120, 121, 130, 134, 137, 138, 139, 146, 15«i, 
170, 172, 181, 185, 186, 208, 216, 217, 232, 235, 262, 266. 283, 291, 
298, 301, 307, 310, 313, 316, 318, 319, 327. 

Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, founding of, 41. 

Cold Spring Presbyterian church, records of, 1804-1815, 41, 65. 

COLLINGSTVOOD, New Jersey, 222. 

COLLINS, George Washington, 1st husband of Mary Ruddiman Ed- 
munds, 293. 

Collins, Hetty Zanes, of Gloucester County, New Jersey, 340. 

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 160. 

COMPTON, Furman, husband of Mary Leaming, 144. 

Compton, Furman, son of Mary Leaming, 144. 

CONHEY, Daniel J., husband of Jennie Shields, 158. 

CONNELLY, Charlotte Ruth, daughter of Sarah A. Bellangy, 297. 

Connelly, Paul Bellangy, son of Sarah A. Bellangy, 297. 

Connelly, Samuel A., husband of Sarah A. Bellangy, 297. 

CONOVER, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Eldredge Johnson, 224, 241. 

CONRAD, Alice Gilbert, daughter of Hannah Corson Edmunds, (infantj, 
294. 

Conrad, Elwood, husband of Hannah Corson Edmunds, 294. 

Conrad, Frank Edmunds, son of Hannah Corson Edmunds, 294. 

Conrad, Jennie Newcomb, daughter of Hannah Corson Edmunds, 294. 

Conrad, Lydia Edmunds, daughter of Hannah Corson Edmunds, 294. 

Conrad, Mary Edmunds, daughter of Hannah Corson Edmunds, 294. 

CONROW, Lavinia Woolley, mother of Matthias Woolley Conrow, M. D., 
163. 

Conrow, Luke, father of Matthias Woolley Conrow, M. D., 163. 

Conrow, Matthias Woolley, M. D., husband of Eliza Gordon Kershaw, 163. 

CONWAY, Samuel, second husband of Emma Perkins, 263. 

COOK, Annie Edmunds, daughter of Mary Edmunds, (infant), 309. 

Cook, George Williams Childs, son of Mary Jane Edmunds, family, 309. 

Cook, Joel, husband of Mary Jane Edmunds, 290, 309. 

Cook, John, the Pilgrim, death of, 93. 

Cook, Mary, daughter of George Williams Childs Cook, (infant), 309. 

Cook, Mary Paul, daughter of Mary Jane Edmunds, family, 309. 

COOMEY, Christine, wife of Albert Carmen Kershaw, 163. 

COOPER, Amelia Hobart, mother of Marie Pearl Cooper, 298. 

Cooper, Marie Pearl, wife of Albert Edmunds Crowell, 298. 

Cooper, William Bramwell, father of Marie Pearl Cooper, 298. 

COPPIN, Pilot of the Mayflower. 78, 79. 80. 

CORNWALLIS, Governor, 7. 

CORGIE, Ann Sophia, baptized, 55. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Corgie, Lydia, admitted to church membership, 54. 

Corgie, Robert, marriage, 43. 

Corgie, Robert, baptized, 55. 

CORSON, Alma, wife of William Bate, 146. 

Corson, Anna, wife of John I. Rutherford, 233 

Corson, Arabella, wife of William Tomlin Bldredge, 124, 13J. 

Corson, Charles W., husband of Maria Schellenger, 269. 

Corson, Emma, wife of Daniel Hand, 272. 

Corson, Gilbert, son of Sarah Hughes, 261. 

Corson, Hannah Grace, 2d wife of Thomas H. Hughes, ^86. 

Corson, Henry T., husband of Hannah Leaming, 178. 

Corson, Jacob, marriage, 46. 

Corson, Judith, birth, 33. 

Corson, Lewis, husband of Sarah Hughes, 261. 

Corson, Madeline, wife of Carl Rutherford, 233. 

Corson, Maude R., wife of Edward L. Hughes, 259. 

Corson, Miles, husband of Margaret Springer, 199. 

Corson, Nicholas, husband of Rebecca Hand, 255. 

COVINGTON, Kentucky. 136. 

COVINGTON, Virginia, 160. ^ ,. . ^ •.., o i, ooo 

COX Eleanor Crowell, daughter of Maria Smith Crowell, 298. 

Cox 'Gyles, (colored), admitted to church membership, 55. 

Cox' John Wheriot, husband of Maria Smith Crowell, 298. 

Cox, Louisa Edmunds, daughter of Maria Smith Crowell, 298. 

Cox. Paul, husband of Dorothy Mecray Sheppard, 182. 

Cox, Paul, son of Dorothy Mecray Sheppard, 182. 

Cox, Ross, father of John Wheriot Cox, 298. 

Cox, Sarah Louisa Keech Cox, mother of John Wheriot Cox, 298. 

COXE, Mrs. Ann Morgan, wife of Joseph Eldredge, 111, 127. 

Coxe, Dr. Daniel, early proprietor of lands at Cape May, 21, 22. 

COYLE, John Patrick, husband of Ocie Irwin Rutherford, 328. 

CRAPFARD, Richard, admitted to church membership, 55, baptized, 56. 

CRAIG, Ashton Matthews, son of Jennie E. Matthews, 302. 

Craig, Charles S., husband of Jennie E. Matthews, 302. 

Craig, Ella, wife of E. Morris Bate, 146. 

Craig, Frederick C, son of Jennie E. Matthews, 302. 

Craig, Lillian, wife of Joseph Rosebaum Ware, 222. 

Craig, Samuel, husband of Virginia Eldredge, 134. 

CRAMMER, Jesse, marriage, 46. 

CRANE, Mary Dorsett, wife of Thomas Hughes Edmunds, 292. 

CRAWFORD, Albert Perkinpine, son of Bella Hand, 275. 

Crawford, Eliza, wife of Enos Schellenger Edmunds, 229. 

Crawford, Elizabeth, baptized, 65. 

Crawford, Ella G., wife of Levi S. Wentzell, 178. 

Crawford. George C, husband of Bella Hand, 275. 

Crawford, George Leslie, son of Bella Hand, 275. 

Crawford, George Leslie, son of George Leslie Crawford, 275. 

Crawford, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 

Crawford, Jonathan, marriage, 45. 

Crawford, Jonathan, baptized, 65. 

Crawford, Jonathan, Jr., baptized, 65. 

Crawford, Rachel, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Crawford. Rebecca, wife of Jacob S. Hughes, 103. 

Crawford. Richard, death of, 58. 

Crawford, Richard, son of Richard, baptized, 52. 

Crawford, William, baptized, 65. 

CRESSE, Adelaide, daughter of Maurice Cresse, 143. 

Cresse, Adrian Hughes, son of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Alfred Sharp, son of Anna Louisa Hoffman, 331. 

Cresse, Amos, son of Margaret Stites, 143. 

Cresse, Anthony, son of Maria Leaming. 181. 

Cresse, Arthur Benjamin, son of Anna Loiusa Hoffman, 331. 

Cresse, Augustus Johnson, son of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Charles, son of Margaret Stites, 143. 

Cresse, David, husband of Maria Leaming, 177, 181. 

Cresse, Edmund, son of Eliza Stites, family, 143. 

Cresse, Eliza, daughter of Humphrey Cresse, 143. 

Cresse, Ellen, dau. Maria Leaming, 181, family and descendants, 187. 

Cresse, Emlyn Town, child of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Emma, daughter of Hannah Leaming, 180. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Cresse, Enoch, husband of Hannah Learning, 180. 

Cresse, George, baptized, 56. 

Cresse, George, marriage. 43. „, ^ ^ „ ,0., 

Cresse, Gilbert Stimson, son of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Hannah, daughter of Margaret Stites, 143 

Cresse, Hannah M., daughter of Maria Learning, 181, 2S7. 

Cresse. Helen, daughter of Harriet Eldredge Town, 1337. 

Cresse, Hulda, wife of Coleman F. Learning, 115. 

Cresse, Humphrey, son of Eliza Stites, family, 143. 

Cresse, Isabella Reeves, wife of Learning Ellsworth Hughes, 146. 

Cresse Jane, dau. of Maria Leaming, 181, family and descendants, 186. 

Cresse! Jere Lilburn, son of Maurice Cresse, 143. 

Cresse, Jeremiah, husband of Eliza Stites, 143. 

Cresse, John Hand, baptized, 56. ,„, ^ ., •, ^ /i„ *„ 10c 

Cresse, Joseph, son of Maria Leaming, 181, family and descendants, 186. 

Cresse, Judith, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Cresse. Julia Mecray. daughter of Joseph Cresse, family, 185. 

Cresse, Lena, daughter of Humphrey Cresse, 143. 

Cresse, Lot, husband of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Lottie, daughter of Harriet Eldredge Town, (infant), 137. 

Cresse, Lydia Cummings, daughter of Jere Lilburn Cresse, 143. 

Cresse, Lewis Hoffman, son of Anna Louisa Hoffman, 331. 

Cresse, Margaret, daughter of Eliza Stites, family, 143. 

Cresse, Mary Emma, daughter of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Maurice, son of Eliza Stites, family, 143, 220. 

Cresse, Milton, son of Joseph Cresse, 185. 

Cresse, Norman, son of Harriet Eldredge Town, 137. 

Cresse, Orilla, daughter of Edmund Cresse, 143. 

Cresse, Philip, husband of Margaret Stites, 143. 

Cresse, Priscilla, daughter of Margaret Stites, family, 143. 

Cresse, Rhoda, daughter of Hannah Leaming, 180. 

Cresse, Robert Hand, son of Anna Louisa Hoffman, 331. 

Cresse, Sarah, wife of Robert Chew Hughes, 287, 321. 

Cresse, William Reeves, husband of Anna Louisa Hoffman, 331. 

Cresse, Walter Worth, son of Anna Louisa Hoffman, 331. 

CRITES, Helen Nora, second wife of Samuel Fithian Ware, M. D., 238. 

CRONIN, Mary Catherine, mother of Robert Clinton Cronin, Jr. 

Cronin, Robert Clinton, father of Robert Clinton Cronin, Jr., 141. 

Cronin, Robert Clinton, Jr., husband of Ethel Bernshouse, 141. 

CROW, William, witness to will of John Howland, 92. 

CROWELL, Aaron D. E., husband of Jane Ann Foster Crowell, 155. 

Crowell, Aaron Downs, son of Edward M. Crowell, 170. 

Crowell, Abigail, admitted to church membership, 55. 

Crowell, Albert Edmunds, son of Sarah Jane Edmunds, family, 298. 

crowell, Anna Foster, daughter of Jane Ann Foster, family, 170. 

Crowell, Anna Foster, daughter of Edward M. Crowell, 170. 

Crowell, Daniel, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Crowell, Daniel Furman, husband of Sarah Jane Edmunds, 298. 

Crowell, Dorothy Gilmore, daughter of David Crowell, 186. 

Crowell, David, son of David Cresse Crowell, family, 186. 

Crowell, David Cresse, son of Jane Cresse, family, 186. 

Crowell, Dessa Williamson, dau. of DeWitt Clinton Crowell, family, 14«. 

Crowell, DeWitt Clinton, son of Hannah Matthews, 128. 266, family and 

descendants, 140. 
Crowell, Edward M., son of Jane Ann Foster, family, 170. 
Crowell, Emma Louisa, daughter of Hannah Matthews, 266. 
Crowell, Eva Jane, daughter of DeWitt Clinton Crowell, family, 140. 
Crowell, Frederick James, son of David Cresse Crowell, 186. 
Crowell, Georgeanna Edmunds, daughter of James Frank Crowell, 298. 
Crowell, Hannah, wife of Jonathan Whilldin, 201. 

Crowell, Hannah Matthews, daughter of DeWitt Clinton Crowell, 140. 
Crowell, Harriet Cecelia, daughter of Hannah Matthews, 266. 
Crowell, James, husband, of Jane Cresse, 181, 186. 
Crowell, James Frank, son of Sarah Jane Edmunds, family, 298. 
Crowell, Jennie, daughter of David Cresse Crowell, 186. 
Crowell, John, admitted to church membership, 51. 
Crowell, John, son of John, baptized, 54. 
Crowell, John Bunyon, son of Jane Cresse, 186. 
Crowell, Josiah, husband of Mary Wliilldin, 98. 
Crowell, Julia Hunt, daughter of Sarah Jane Edmunds, (infant), 298. 

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MAYFLOWEK DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Crowell, Lydia Jane, daughter Hannah Matthews, 266, family and de- 
scendants, 303, 314. 

Crowell, Marie Learning, daughter of Jane Cresse, family, 18b. 

Crowell, Maria Smith, daughter of Sarah Jane Edmunds, family, 298. 

Crowell, Mary Cecelia, daughter of DeWitt Clinton Crowell, 140. 

Crowell, Marion Hobart, child of Albert Edmunds Crowell, 298. 

Crowell, Mary E-, wife of Douglass Foster, 155. 

Crowell, Mason, baptized, 59. 

Crowell, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Crowell, Sarah E., daughter of Jane Ann Foster family, 170. 

Crowell, Sarah Virginia, daughter of Hannah Matthews, (infant), Zb^, 

Crowell, Thomas Millet, son of James Frank Crowell, 298. 

Crowell, Theodore Whilden, son of Edward M. Crowell, 170. 

Crowell, Thomas Monroe, son of Hannah Matthews, 266. 

Crowell. Thomas Page, husband of Hannah Matthews, 252, 266. 

Crowell, Thomas S., son of Jane Ann Foster, family, 170. 

Crowell, Tryphene P., daughter of Jane Ann Foster, family, 170. 

Crowell, Virginia Caroline, daughter of Hannah Matthews, (infant), 266. 

Crowell, Willie H., son of Thomas S. Crowell, 170. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, New Jersey, 124. 208, 209, 282. 

CUMMINGS, Dorothy Wheaton, daughter of Ralph Lee Cummings, 172. 

Cummings, Edwin J., husband of Harriet N. Hughes, 146. „ „ , 

Cummings, Edwin Jones, son of George Ogden and Beulah Estella Bate, 
172. 

Cummings, Emma Eldredge, daughter of Rhoda Forest Foster, 172. 

Cummings, Florence H., daughter of Harriet N. Hughes, 146. 

Cummings, George Herbert, son of George Ogden and Beulah Estella 
Bate, 172. 

Cummings, George Ogden, son of Rhoda Forest Foster, family, 146, 172, 

Cummings, Georgeanna, wife of James Henry Edmunds, 291. 

Cummings, Harry Edmunds, son of Rhoda Forest Foster, 172. 

Cummings, Leonard, father of William Leonard Cummings, 156. 

Cummings, Lydia, mother of William Leonard Cummings, 156. 

Cummings, Ralph Lee, son of Rhoda Forest Foster, family, 172. 

Cummings, William Leonard, husband of Rhoda Forest Foster, 156, 172. 

CURRIDEN, Josephine, wife Of Daniel E. Souder, 240. 

CURTIS, Thomas J., marriage, 46. 

CURWEN, Mary, wife of Furman Leaming, 113, 116. 

CUSHMAN, Mrs. Mary Allerton, last survivor of the Pilgrim passengers, 
25, 26. 

Cushman, Robert, Agent of the Pilgrims, 68, (where name is wrongly- 
printed "Thomas"), defection of, 69, 87. 

Cushman, Thomas, Elder of Pilgrim Church, 26. 

DAILY, Edna R., second wife of Jacob Spicer Leaming, 183. 

DALE, Susanna, first wife of Alexis Grasson Merrltt, 153, 176. 

DARES, Bert, son of Harriet Eldredge Parson, 120. 

Dares, Bert Elmer, husband of Harriet Eldredge Parsons, 120. 

DARBY, Pennsylvania, 138. 

DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, 324. 

DATESMAN, Helen, wife of Charles Elmer Townsend, 183. 

DAVENPORT, Harry, husband of Mae Richardson Paul, 221. 

DAVIS, Anna Ogg, mother of Estella Davis, 299. 

Davis, Charles Henry, son of Elizabeth Cresse Eldredge, 185. 

Davis, Chester, husband of Elizabeth Cresse Eldredge, 185. 

Davis, Daniel, husband of Mehltable Lothrop, 323. 

Davis, Dorothy Lorena, daughter of Elizabeth Cresse Eldredge, 18L 

Davis, Emma V., wife of Francis Springer Eldredge, 136. 

Davis, Estella, wife of William Henry Ruddiman Ogden, 299. 

Davis, John, father of Estella Davis, 299. 

Davis, Laura K., wife of Dr. James W. Ware, 237. 

Davis, Linwood, son of Elmira T. Sapp, 301. 

Davis, Mary, daughter of Mehitable Lothrop, 323. 

Davis, Mary, wife of John Schellenger, 253, 268. 

Davis, Maud E., daughter of Elmira T. Sapp, 301. 

Davis, Virgil, marriage, 46. 

Davis, Wilbert, husband of Elmira T. Sapp, 301. 

DAYTON, Ohio, 324. 

DAVOL, Joseph, husband of Mary Soule, 324. 

Davol, Mary, daughter of Mary Soule, 324. 

DEATHS, recorded in Session Book of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 
1810-1813, pages 58-64. 

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MAYFLOWER DES<JENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

DEBORAH , wife of George Soule, 324. 

lOEED of Parsons Learning and his wife, Ciiarlotte, Aaron and Sarah El- 
dredge to Aaron and Lydia Edmonds, 31, 32. 

DELAWARE CITY. Delaware, 237. 

DELFT-HAVEN, port of embarkation of the Pilgrims, 68. 

DELPHI, Indiana, 121. 

DEMING, John Branham, husband of Grace Gilmour Edmunds, 312. 

Deming, John Branham, son of Grace Gilmour Edmunds, 312. 

DENNISVILLB, New Jersey, 114, 179, 222, 240, 279. 

DENNY, Mellross, husband of Isabelle Hand, 275. 

DeSOTO PARISH, Louisiana, 130. 

DENVER, Colorado, 142. 

DeVRIES, David Pieterson, 14. 

DIAS CREEK, New Jersey, 199, 206, 264. 

DICKINSON, Miranda Reeves, wife of Lewis Sheets Hoffman, 145. 

Dickinson, Fannie, wife of Edward Whilldin Springer, 206. 

DIVERTY, Jane, wife of Ekiward Rice, 179. 

"DIVINE COVENANT FULFILLED IN PIOUS HOUSEHOLDS," by Rev. 
Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 4, 30, 126, 132, 133. 

DIXON, Sarah, wife of Swain Learning, 177. 

DOAK, Eliza, wife of Henry Hand, 255, 273. 

Doak, Eliza Stillwell, third wife of Harry B. Hand, 275, 305, 

Doak, Samuel S., husband of Lorena Cresse Eldredge, 185. 

DOANE, Frances, wife of John Perkinpine Hand, 305. 

DODSON, Frederick G., husband of Mary B. Eldredge, 128. 

DOGS ON THE SHIP MAYFLOWER, 71. 

DOLBY, Irene Martin, daughter of Rachel Somers Mecray, 139. 

Dolby, James Louis, son of Rachel Somers Mecray, 139. 

Dolby, Joseph Thomson, husband of Rachel Somers Mecray, 139, 

Dolby, Joseph Thomson, son of Rachel Somers Mecray. 

DONLON, Edward Joseph, husband of Eva Roberts Kershaw, 163. 

Donlon, Mary Eldredge, daughter of Eva Roberts Kershaw, 163. 

DOUBLEDAY, William, husband of Jane Learning, 36, 99. 

DOUGHERTY, George, son of Sophia Bennett, 152. 

Dougherty, Joseph, husband of Sophia Bennett, 152. 

Dougherty, Wistar, son of Sophia Bennett, 152. 

DOUGLASS, Arnulda Van Kessel, wife of Charles Richardson Ginder, 279. 

Douglass, Freeman, father of Arnulda Van Kessel Douglass, 279. 

Douglass, Josephine Schellenger, mother of Arnulda Van Kessel Dou£rIas8, 
279. 

DOVER, Delaware, 159. 

DOWNINGTOWN, Pennsylvania, 322. 

DOWNS. Frank P., son of Margaret Cresse, 143. 

Downs, George, husband of Margaret Cresse, 143, 

Downs, Lizzie, daughter of Margaret Cresse, family, 143. 

Downs. Dr. S., husband of Elmira Williamson, 213. 

DOYLE, Amy, wife of Clinton S. Rutherford, 232. 

DUDLEY. Mary, wife of Rev. Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 

DUFFIELD, Mary Sinex, wife of Stratton W. Moore, 219. 

DUKE. Dorothy G., daughter of Louis Duke, 235. 

Duke, Earle Francis, son of John Francis Duke. 235. 

Duke, Francis Kendrick, husband of Sophia Louise Eldredge, 218, 235. 

Duke, Frances Marion, daughter of Louis Duke, 235. 

Duke, Harriet Louisa, daughter of Sophia Louise Eldredge, 235. 

Duke, John Francis, son of Sophia Louise Eldredge, family, 235. 

Duke, Louis, son of John Francis Duke, family, 235. 

Duke. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Sophia Louise Eldredge, family, 236, 

Duke, Violet Catharine, daughter of Louis Duke, 235. 

DUNHAM, Barrows, son of Mary McMullen Barrows, 319. 

Dunham, James H., husband of Mary McMullen Barrows, 319. 

DUNKEL. James Adams, husband of Emma Sinclair Hughes, 159. 

DUNN. Charles Gilmore, husband of Abbie Sheppard, 182. 

Dunn, Gilbert, husband of Orilla Cresse, 143. 

Dunn, Marin Sheppard, son of Abbie Sheppard, 182. 

DUTCHESS COUNTY, New York, 147. 

DYER, Mary, wife of Rev. Daniel Davis Lewis, 323. 

EARLY RECORDS OF CAPE MAY, 27. 

EASTHAMPTON. Long Island, 15. 

EARL, Joseph, husband of Alice Edmunds Gilbert, 294. 

EATON, Francis the Pilgrim, descendants in Cape May, 3201 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAFE MAY COUNTY 

EDMONDS, Aaron, son of Lydia Eldredge, 110, family and descend? 
121. 

Edmonds, Aaron, son of Aaron Edmonds, 1221. 

Edmonds, Aaron H., son of Joseph S. Edmonds, 123. 

Edmonds, Amelia C, daughter of Joseph S. Edmonds, family, 123. 

Edmonds, Anna B., daughter of Joseph S. Edmonds, family, 123, 

Edmonds, Arte, son of Samuel C. Edmonds, 121. 

Edmonds, Arthur G., son of Prank C. Edmonds, 123. 

Edmonds, Frank C, son of Joseph S. Edmonds, family, 123. 

Edmonds, Evin, marriage, 45. 

Edmonds, Joseph, son of Samuel C. Edmonds, 121. 

Edmonds, Joseph P., son of Joseph S. Edmonds, 123. 

Edmonds, Joseph, S., son of Aaron Edmonds, 121, family and descem 
123. 

Edmonds, Laura, daughter of Samuel C., 121. 

Edmonds Matthew W., M. D., son of Aaron Edmonds, family, 121. 

Edmonds! Mary, daughter of Aaron Edmonds, 121. 

Edmonds, Mary, daughter of Samuel C. Edmonds, 121. 

Edmonds Mary M.. daughter Matthew W. Edmonds, 121. 

Edmonds, Minnie, daughter Samuel C. Edmonds. 121. 

Edmonds, Samuel C, son of Aaron Edmonds, family and descendants, 121. 

EDMUNDS, Aaron, husband (1) of Lydia Eldredge, (2) of Sarah Eldredge, 
107, 109, 110. 

Edmunds, Abigail Stites, baptized, 60. 

Edmunds, Ada Mills, daughter of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, 230 

Edmunds, Adeline Welsh, daughter of Henry Reeves Edmunds, 308. 

Edmunds, Adeline Welsh, daughter of Franklin Davenport Edmunds, 305. 

Edmunds, Albert, son of Evan B. Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Albert Augustus, son of Robert Edmunds, family, 231. 

Edmunds, Albert Ellis, son of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Albert Lawrence, son of Albert Augustus Edmunds, 231. 

Edmunds, Albert Stevens, son of Richard Downs Edmunds, 291. 

Edmunds, Alberta, daughter of Evan B. Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Alfred, son of Jeremiah Edmunds, family, 228. 

Edmunds, Alfred, son of Watters Borrows Miller Edmunds, family, 239.. 

Edmunds, Alexander Franklin, son of Franklin Davenport Edmunds,, 
(infant), 290. „ „ 

Edmunds, Alice Annie, daughter of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Alice May, daughter of Frederick Stanger Edmunds, 290. 

Edmunds, Andrew Jackson, son of Jeremiah Edmunds, family, 216. 

Edmunds. Anna, daughter of James Richard Edmunds, 312. 

Edmunds, Anna Grace, daughter of Henry Reeves Edmunds, 308. 

Edmunds, Anna Frederica, dau. of Rev. Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 

Edmunds, Anne Paxton, daughter of Franklin Davenport Edmunds, 308. 

Edmunds, Annie Louisa, daughter of Richard Edmunds, family, 326. 

Edmunds, Annie Loruhamah, daughter of Robert Edmunds, family, 231. 

Edmunds, Benjamin, son of Evan, 262. 

Edmunds, Benjamin, son of Lydia Hughes, 262. 

Edmunds, Bessie Dorothy, daughter of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Blanche, daughter of Evan B. Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Blanche Daniella, daughter of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, (in- 
fant), 230. 

Edmunds Bristol Hubert, son of Charles Carroll Edmunds, (infant), 296. 

Edmunds' Carswell, son of Jeremiah Edmunds, (infant), 228. 

Edmunds, Charles Carroll, son of Lydia Hughes, 263, family and de- 
scendants, 296. 

Edmunds, Charles Carroll, son of Francis Henry Edmunds, 296. 

Edmunds Rev. Charles Carroll, son of Charles Carroll Edmunds, family, 
296. 

EMmunds, Charles Hughes, son of Thomas Hughes Edmunds, (infant). 
292. 

Edmunds, Charles Keyser, son of James Richard Edmunds, 312. 

Edmunds, Charles Welsh, son of Henry Reeves Edmunds, 308. 

Edmunds, Cowart Roland, son of William Cowart Edmunds, 295. 

Edmunds, Daniella Mahalah Whilldin, daughter of Robert Edmunds, 230. 

Edmunds, Dora, daughter of Samuel Shields Edmunds, 216. 

EJdmunds, Downs, marriage, 44. 

Edmunds, Downs, husband of Eleanor Wales, 313. 

Edmunds, Downs, husband of Sarah Hughes Wales, 313, 314. 

Edmunds, Edgar Bernard, son of Rev. Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 

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Eleanor Ludlam, daughter of Lydia Hughes, 263, family and 
descendants, 243. 

Electra H., wife of Joseph Schellingrer, 153. 

Eli Downs, son of Sarah Hughes Wales, family and descend- 
ants, 266, 303, 314. 

Elizabeth, admitted to church membership, 47. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Lydia Eldredge, family and descend- 
ants, 110. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Jane Whilldin, 203, family and descend- 
ants, 214. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh H. Edmunds, 216. 

Elizabeth Bateman, daughter of Richard Downs Edmunds, fam- 
ily and descendants, 291, 311. 

Elizabeth S., daughter of Louisa Williams Hughes, 211. 

Emily ,T., daughter of Rev. James Edmunds, 109. 

Emma Louisa, daughter of Eli Downs Edmunds and Lydia Jane 
Crowell, 303. 

Emma, daughter of Jeremiah Edmunds, 228. 

Emma, daughter of Luther Hudson Edmunds, 231. 

Enoch, husband of Louisa William Hughes, 202, 210. 

Enoch, son of Louisa Williams Hughes, 211. 

Enos Schellenger, son of Jeremiah Edmunds, (infant). 229. 

Enos Schellenger, son of Jeremiah Edmunds, family, 229. 

Ephraim Eldredge, son of Sarah Eldredge, 109. 

Evan B., son of Robert Edmunds, family, 230. 

Evan, son of Lydia Hughes, family, 262. 

Ester, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Ethel May, daughter of Samuel Shields Edmunds, 216. 

Florence Anna, dau. of Albert Augustus Edmunds, (infant), 231 

Francis Dudley, son of Rev. Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 

Franklin Davenport, son of Lydia Hughes, 262, family and de- 
scendants, 290. 

Franklin D., family Bible, 37. 

Franklin Davenport, son of Henry Reeves Edmunds, family 308. 

Frederica, daughter of Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 

Frederick Stanger, son of Franklin Davenport Edmunds, family, 
290. 

George Crawford, son of Enos Schellenger Edmunds, family, 
229. 

Grace Gilmour, dau. of James Richard Edmunds, family, 312. 

Hannah Corson, daughter of Robert Edmunds, family, 294. 

Hannah Goeller, daughter of Richard Edmunds, 326. 

Hannah Stanger, daughter of Franklin D., 290. 

Harriet Cecelia, daughter of Eli Downs Edmunds and Lydia 
Jane Crowell, family, 303. 

Helen, daughter of James Richard Edmunds, family, 312. 

Helen Ruddiman, daughter of Parsons Edmunds, 293. 

Helen M., daughter of Thomas Marshall Edmunds, 294. 

Harriet Crane, dau. of Thomas Hughes Edmunds, family, 292. 

Harry, son of Evan B. Edmunds, 230. 

Henry Reeves, son of Franklin D. Edmunds, 290, family and 

descendants, 308. 

Henry Reeves, son of Franklin D. Edmunds, 308. 

Hugh H., son of Jeremiah Edmunds, family, 216. 

Ida May, daughter of Jesse Edmunds, 228. 

James Henry, son of Richard Downs Edmunds, family, 291. 

Rev. James, son of Sarah Eldredge, family and descendants, 
109. 

James Richard, son of Thomas H. Edmunds, 292, family and 
descendants, 312. 

James Richard, son of James Richard Edmunds, 312. 

James Watts, son of Robert Edmunds, 231. 

Jeremiah, son of Jane Whilldin. 203, family and descendants, 
216. 

Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah, 216, family and descendants, 228, 
229. 

Jesse, son of Alfred Edmunds, family, 228. 

John Corson, son of Robert Edmunds, 294. 

John D., son of Parsons, 293. 

Josephine, daughter of Thomas Hurst Edmunds, 292. 



407 



UAYFLOWEE DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Edmunds, Julia W.. daughter of Thomas Marshall Edmunds, 294. 
Edmunds! Katharine, daughter of Rev. Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 
Edmunds, Leila Virginia, daughter of Page Edmunds, fa.mily, 295. 
Edmunds, Levi Eldredge, son of Robert Edmunds, family 230 
Edmunds, Levi George, son of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, (infant), -230. 
Edmunds, Levi L., son of Jeremiah Edmunds, 216. 
Edmunds, Lillie Ida, daughter of Albert Augustus Edmunds, 231. 
Edmunds, Linda M.. daughter of Thomas Marshall Edmunds 294 
Edmunds, Louisa Stillwell, daughter of Watters B. Miller Edmunds, 229, 
Edmunds, Louisa S., daughter of James Henry Edmunds, 291. 
Edmunds, Luther C, husband of Mary Edmonds, 121. 
Edmunds, Luther Hudson, son of Robert Edmunds, family, 231. 
Edmunds, Luther Hudson, son of Luther Hudson Edmunds, 231. 
Edmunds, Lydia, daughter of Sarah Eldredge, 109, family and descend- 

Edmunds, Lydia Hughes, daughter of Parsons Edmunds, 293, family and 

descendants, 299. __ „, , ■.r.a- 

Edmunds, Lydia Jane Crowell, daughter of Eh Downs Edmunds and Lydia 

Jane Crowell, family, 303. • * .c •, ««= 

Edmunds, Lydia Letitia, daughter of Page EdmunOs, family, 295. 
Edmunds, Lydia Page, daughter of Lydia Hughes, family, 263. 
Edmunds. Mabel Christine, daughter of Robert Edmunds. 294. 
Edmunds, Mabel Isabella, daughter of Albert Augustus Edmunds, 231. 
Edmunds, Mahalah, daughter of Jane Whilldin, 203, family and descend- 

ants 215. 
Edmunds, Maha'la Whilldin, daughter of Jeremiah Edmunds, (infant), 216. 
Edmunds, Margaret Maria, daughter of Rev. CTharles Carroll Edmunds, 

family. 296. 
Edmunds, Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Edmunds, family, 228. 
Edmunds, Mary, daughter of Parsons Edmunds, 293. 
Edmunds, Mary, daughter of James Richard Edmunds, family, 312. 
Edmunds, Mary Dudley, daughter of Rev. Charles Carroll Edmunds, 296. 
Edmunds, Mary Gandy, daughter of Robert Edmunds, 294. 
Edmunds, Mary Jane, daughter of Franklin D. Edmunds, 290, family and 

dGscGiidcints 309 
Edmunds, Mary Lydia, 'daughter of Thomas H. Edmunds, 292. 
EWmunds, Mary P., wife of Memucan Hughes, 249. 329. 
Edmunds, Melvina Willits, daughter of Robert Edmunds, 294. 
Edmunds, Mildred, daughter of Jesse Edmunds, family, 228, 241. 
Edmunds, Mildred Lewis, daughter of William Cowart Edmunds, 295. 
Edmunds, Miranda, daughter of Richard D., 291, family and descendants, 

310. 
Edmunds, Orilla Ayers, daughter of Alfred Edmunds, family, 228, 317. 
Edmunds, Page, son of Lydia Hughes, 263, 295. 
Edmunds, Page, son of Page Edmunds, 295. 
Edmunds, Parsons, son of Lydia Hughes, 262, family and descendants, 

293. 
E)dmunds, Rebecca Jane, daughter of Samuel Shields Edmunds, 216. 
Edmunds, Richard, baptized, 51. 

Edmunds, Richard, admitted to church membership, 51. 
Edmunds, Richard, husband of Lydia Hughes, 46, 250, 262. 
Edmunds, Richard, son of Franklin D. Edmunds, 290, family and de- 
scendants, 326. 
Edmunds, Richard, son of Lydia Hughes. 262, family and descendants, 291. 
BMmunds, Richard Ezekiel, son of Richard Downs Edmunds, (infant), 291. 
Edmunds, Richard Henry, son of Richard Downs Edmunds, (infant), 291. 
Edmunds, Robert, Elder. Session Book, 41-65. 

Edmunds, Robert, son of Lydia Hughes, 262, family and descendants, 294. 
Edmunds, Robert, son of Robert Edmunds, family, 294. 
Edmunds, Robert, son of Jeremiah. 216, family and descendants, 230, 231. 
Edmunds, Robert, son of Luther Hudson Edmunds, 231. 
Edmun3s, Robert Gary, son of Robert Edmunds, (infant), 230. 
Edmunds, Robert Henry, son of Robert Edmunds, 231. 
Bdmunds, Roberta May, daughter of .Francis Henry Edmunds, 296. 
Edmunds, Roxanna Hildreth, daughter of Mary Edmunds, 121, family and 

descendants, 122. 
Edmunds. Samuel Shields, son of Andrew Jackson Edmunds, 216. 
Edmunds, Sarah, admftted to church membership, 64. 
Edmunds, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Sarah Hughes Wales, family, 314. 

408 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Edmunds, Sarah Hughes, daughter of Robert Edmunds, family, 294. 

Edmunds, Sarah Jane, daughter of Richard D. Edmunds, 291, family and 
descendants, 298. 

Edmunds, Sarah Wales, daughter of Eli Downs Edmunds and Lydla Jane 
Crowell, 303. 

Edmunds, Silvia, daughter of Jeremiah Edmunds. 216. 

Edmunds, Stephen A. Douglass, son of Robert Edmunds, 231. 

Edmunds, Susan May, daughter of Page Edmunds, family, 295. 

Edmunds, Theodore Crawford, son of George Crawford Edmunds, 229. 

Edmunds, Thomas Hughes, son of Lydia Hughes, 262, family and de- 
scendants, 292. 

Edmunds, Thomas Marshall, son of Robert Edmunds, family, 294, 

Edmunds, Tryphene, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Edmunds, Tryphene, daughter of Lydia Hughes, 263, family and descend- 
ants, 297. 

Edmunds, Tryphena Belinda, daughter of Sarah Hughes Wales, family and 
descendants, 267, 314. 

Edmunds, Virginia D., dau. of Richard Downs Edmunds, (infant), 291. 

Edmunds, Virginia Mary, uaughter of Richard Edmunds, family, 326. 

Edmunds, Washington B., son of Jeremiah Edmunds, 216. 

Edmunds, Watters Borrows Miller, son of Jeremiah Edmunds, family, 229. 

Edmunds, William Alfred, son of Alfred Edmunds, 229. 

Edmunds, William Cowart, son of Page Edmunds, family, 295. 

Edmunds, William Thomas, son of Thomas Hughes Edmunds, 292. 

Edmunds, William 'W., son of Rev. James Edmunds, family, 109. 

EDWARDS, Alexander, baptized, 49. 

Edwards, Anna M., wife of Franlt Leaming, 115. 

Edwards, Anna Robertson, baptized, 60. 

Edwards, Rev. David, pastor of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, records 
of, 1804-1815, pages 41-64. 

Edwards, David, son of Rev. David Edwards, baptized, 52. 

Edwards, Jane, wife of Rev. David Edwards, death, 64. 

Edwards, Jane, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Edwards, John, baptized, 49. 

Edwards, Lydia, first wife of Edward D. Springer, 199. 

Edwards, Warren L., husband of Linda M. Edmunds, 294. 

EGNER, Charles, husband of Mabel Isabella Edmunds, 231. 

EICHELBURGER, Bessie, 2nd wife of Henry Leaming, 113. 

ELDERS Of the COLD SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1808-1815, 
see Session Book, 41, 47, 65. 

ELDORA, New Jersey, 137, 168. 

ELDREDGE, family, ancestry of, 3, 30. 

Eldredge, family Bible, 31. 

pjldredge, , second husband of Hannah Whilldin, 197. 

Eldredge, Aaron, son of Mercy Leaming, 101, family and descendants, 107. 
107. 

Eldredge, Aaron, son of Aaron Eldredge, 107, family and descentlants, 111, 
112. 

Eldredge, Aaron, son of Aaron Eldredge, 53, 111, family and descendams, 
126. 

Eldredge, Abbie P., daughter of Charles Eldredge, family and descend- 
ants, 134. 

Eldredge, Abraham B., son of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Eldredge, Ada, daughter of Rev. William Henry Eldredge, 131. 

Eldredge, Allen Bennett, son of Irvin Howard Eldredge, 138. 

Eldredge, Alonzo, son of Jeremiah L. Eldredge, 125. 

Eldredge, Alva, husband of Roxanna S. Sapp, 301. 

Eldredge, Anna M., daughter of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Eldredge, Anna Linerd, daughter of James Henry Eldredge, 129. 

Eldredge, Annie Lucile, daughter of Marion Langdon Eldredge. 130. 

Eldredge, Anna Maria, daughter of Daniel Crowell Eldredge, family, 234. 

Eldredge, Augustus, son of James S. Eldredge, 125. 

Eldredge, Barrington Sanford, son of Ephraim Eldredge, family, 131. 

Eldredge, Beatrice Alberta, daughter of Loring Brewster Eldridge, 136. 

Eldredge, Bessie, daughter of Daniel Fithian Eldredge, 234. 

Eldredge, Blanche L., daughter of Francis Springer Eldredge, 136. 

Eldredge, Charles, son of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 124, family ard 
descendants, 134. 

Eldredge, Charles H., son of Charles Stillwell Eldredge, 129. 

Eldredge, Charles Hoover, son of Stillwell Eldredge, famiy and desceril- 
ants, 129. 

409 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Bldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredg-e, 
Kldredg-e, 

Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldridge, 
Bldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 

Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 

Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 

Bldredge, 

Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Kldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Bldr-edge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Elldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 

Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 

Eldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Bldredge, 

Bldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Bldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 



Charles P., husband of Julia Mecray Cresse, 185. 
Charles S., son of James S. Eldredge, 125. 
Charles Stevens, son of Daniel Fithian Eldredge, 234. 
Charles Stillwell, son of Charles Hoover Eldredge, family, 129. 
Charlotta, daughter of Aaron Eldredge, 107, family and de- 
scendants, 108. 
Charlotte Reeves, daughter of Henry Hand Eldredge, 304. 
Clara, daughter of James E. Eldredge, 125. 

Clara Hanson, daughter of Rev. William Henry Eldredge, 131. 
Clayton S., son of Roxanna S. Sapp, 301. 
Clarence Selby, M. D., son of Emma Julia Reeves, 304. 
Claude, husband of Medora Woolson, 119. 

Clementine Parr, daughter of Daniel Crowell Eldredge, 234. 
Daniel Crowell, son of Deborah Whilldin Ware, 218, family and 

Daniel BMthian, son of Daniel Crowell Eldredge, family, 234. 

Deborah Whilldin, daughter of Deborah Whilldin Ware, family 

and descendants, 332. 

DeWitt C, son of John S. Eldredge, family, 128. 

Edna, daughter of Reuben Eldredge, 132. 

Edna, daughter of Daniel Fithian Eldredge, 234. 

Edward L., son of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Eleanore Andrew, daughter of Irvin Howard Eldredge, 138. 

Eli H., son of Aaron Eldredge, family, 126. 

Eli H., son of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Elida Kimber, daughter of Thomas Eldredge, 182, 236. 

Elijah, admitted to church membership, death, 63. 

Eliza, daughter Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 124, family and de- 
Eliza, daughter' of Aaron Eldredge, 53, 104, 111, family and de- 
scendants, 150. 

Eliza L., daughter of William Eldredge, 128. 

Eliza T., daughter of Joseph Eldredge, 127. 

Eliza Hand, daughter of Nelson Tomlin Eldredge. 135. 

Elizabeth, birth, 33. 

Elizabeth, daughter of William Tomlin, family, 132. 

Elizabeth B., daughter of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Eliazbeth Cresse, daughter of Julia Mecray Cresse, family, 185. 

Elizabeth Smallwood, dau. of Jacob Smallwood Eldredge, 135. 

Elsie Dinsmore, daughter of Ellis Corson Eldredge, 132. 

Ella, daughter of Nelson Tomlin Eldredge, (infant), 135. 

Ella T., daughter of Roxanna S. Sapp, 301. 

Ella v., daughter of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Ellis Corson, son of William Tomlin Eldredge, family, 132. 

Emiline V., daughter of William Eldredge, 128. 

Emma, daughter of Reuben Eldredge, 132. 

Emma L., daughter of Stillwell Eldredge, 129. 

Emma Lorraine Elizabeth, daughter of Doring Brewster El- 
dredge, 136. 

Emma T., daughter of Thomas Eldredge, family, 236. 

Emma S., daughter of Eli H. Eldredge, 126. 

Enoch, birth, 33. 

Enoch, marriage, 43. 

Ephraim, son of Aaron Eldredge, 112, family and descendants, 
131. 

Ester, baptized, 50. 

Esther Forbes, daughter of Irvin Howard Eldredge, 138. 

Eva, daughter of William Brooks Eldredge, 218. 

Ezekiel, of New England Township, Cape May County, 343. 

Flora Keeler, daughter of Ellis Corson Eldredge, 132. 

Florence, daughter of Livingston Eldredge, 132. 

Florence Beatrice, daughter of Barrington Sanford, 131. 

Frances, daughter of Jacob Smallwood Eldredge, (infant), 135. 

Francis Goodell, son of Francis Springer Eldredge, family, 136. 

Francis Springer, son of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 124, fam- 
ily and descendants, 136. 

Francis Springer, son of Joseph Johnson Eldredge, family, 136. 

Francis Springer, son of Francis Springer Eldredge, 136. 

Frank H., son of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 125. 

Frederick D., son of Mahlon Eldredge, family, 128. 

Georige, baptized, 58. 

410 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Eldredg-e, 
iSldredge 

Eldiedge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge: 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 

Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
EldrecTge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 



George, son of Lois H. Stevens, 139. 

George Emma, daughter of Jeremiah Learning, 124, family and 
descendants, 137. 



Geor 
Geor 
Geor 
130, 
Geor 
Geor, 



French, son of Howard Montgomery Eldredge, 129. 
H., son of Jeremiah Learning Eldredge, 125. 
M., son of Aaron Eldredge, family and descendants, 112, 



M., son of Marion Langdon Eldredge, 130. 
Paterson, son of Stillwell Eldredge, 129. 

Hannah, baptized, 51. 

Hannah, wife of Aaron Eldredge, 111, 126. 

Hannah, birth, 33. 

Hannah A., daughter of William Eldredge, 188, family and de- 
scendants, 140. 

Harold, son of Lewis Eldredge, 132. 

Harriet, birth, 33. 

Harriet, daughter of .Jeremiah L. Eldredge, 120, 126. 

Harriet, daughter of Charles Eldredge, 134. 

Harriet A. W., daugnter oi Joseph Eldredge, family and de- 
scendants, 127, 180. 

Harriet S., daughter of Thomas Eldredge, family, 236. 

Harriet W., daughter of Daniel Fithian Eldredge, 234. 

Harry Barrington, son of Barnngton Sanford J-^ldiedge, 131. 

Harry S., son of Thomas Eldred;;e, 236. 

Hartwell Allison, son of MariOn juangdon, 130. 

Henry H., son of Charles Eldredge, 134. 

Kenry Hand, son of Emma Julia Keeves, family, 304. 

Howard Montgomery, son of Charles Stillwell Eldredge, family, 
129 

Hugh G., son of William A. Eldredge, 128. 

Ida May, daughter of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 125. 

Ida May, daughter of Livington Aaron Eldredge, 131. 

Ida May, daughter of Lewis Eldredge, 132. 

[Mrs. Irvin, 31. 

Irvin Howard, son of Joseph Coxe Eldredge, family, 138. 

Jacob Smallwood, son of Nelson Tomlin Eldredge, family, 135, 
209. 

James Henry, son of Stillwell Eldredge, family, 129. 

James S., son of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, fan:ily, 125. 

James Ware, son of Daniel Crowell Eldredge, 234, family and 
descendants, 246. 

Jane, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Jane, dismissed by letter from church, 54. 

Jane, dismissed by certificate, Session Book, 56. 

Jane White, baptized, 56. 

Janet Lindsay, daughter of Henry Hand Eldredge, 304. 

Jeremiah, birth, 33. 

Jeremiah, son of Mercy Leaming, 10, 101, 106. 

Jeremiah Edmunds, baptized, 50. 

Jeremiah Leaming, son of Aaron Eldredge, family and descend- 
ants, 124, 125. 

Jeremiah Leaming, son of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, family, 
125. 

Jeremiah L., son of Charles Eldredge, 134. 

John C, son of Frederick D., Eldredge, 128. 

John M., son of Jeremiah L. Eldredge, 125. 

John Somers, son of William Eldredge, family, 128. 

John Somers, son of John Somers Eldredge, 128. 

Mrs. Joseph C, 21. 

Joseph Coxe, son of Joseph Eldredge, 127, family and descend- 
ants, 138. 

Joseph, son of Aaron Eldredge, family and descendants, 53, 111, 
127. 

Joseph Johnson, son of Francis Springer Eldredge, 136. 

Joseph Linerd, son of James Henry, 4, 129. 

Joseph Ware, son of Deborah \A'hiIldin Ware, 218. 

Judith, birth, 33. 

Judith, baptized, 64. 

Judith, admitted to church membership, 61. 

Judith, admitted to church membership, 63. 

Judith, death, 33. 

411 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Eldredg-e 
Eldredge 

Eldredg-e 
Kldredg-e 
Eldredg-e 
El dredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 

Eldred 

Eldredge, 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge, 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldred 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eiaredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge, 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 

Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge, 
Eldredge 
EUdredge, 



Judith T.. daughter of Charles Eldredge. 134. 

Judith Whilldin, daughter of Deborah Whilldin Ware, 218, fam- 
ily and descendants, 331. 

Langdon Marion, son of Marion Langdon Eldredge, 130. 

Laurence Howard, son of Irvin Ho-ward Eldredge, 138. 

Levi, baptized, 50. 

Levi, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Lewis, son of William Tomlin Eldredge, family, 132. 

Lillian, daughter of Lewis Eldredge, 132. 

Linda M.. daughter of Charles Eldredge, 134. 

Livingston, son of William Tomlin Eldredge, family and de- 
scendants, 132. 

Livingston Aaron, son of Ephraim Eldredge, (infant), 131. 

Livingston Aaron, son of Ephraim Eldredge, family. 131. 

Lorena Cresse, daughter of Julia Mecray Cresse, family, 185. 

Loring Brewster, son of Francis Springer Eldredge, family, 136. 

Lydia, daughter of Aaron Eldredge, 107, family and descendants, 
110. 

Mabel Esther, daughter of DeWitt C. Eldredge, 128. 

Mahlon. son of Sarah W. Eldredge, family, 128. 

Maria Florence, daughter of Charles Hoover Eldredge, 129. 

Marietta, daughter of Nelson Tomlin Eldredge, 135. 

Marion, daughter of Daniel Fithian Eldredge, 234. 

Marion Langdon. son of George M. Eldredge, family, 130. 

Marjorie Benton, daughter of Irvin Howard Eldredge, 138. 

Mary, birth, 33. 

Mary, wife of Israel Hughes, 204, 249. 

Mary B.. daughter of William Eldredge, 128. 

Mary Adelaide, daughter of Stillwell Eldredge, 129. 

Mary Emma, daughter of George M. Eldredge, 130. 

Mary Ewing, daughter of Southard Hand Eldredge, family, 135. 

Mary Louise, daughter of Irvin Howard Eldredge, 138. 

Melvin, son of Medora Woolson, 119. 

Merle Anderson, daughter of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 124, 

Nelson Tomlin. son of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 124, family 

and descendants, 135. 

Ocie May, daughter of Joseph Coxe Eldredge, family, 138. 

Paul, son of Charles Eldredge, 134. 

Pemberton, son of John S. Eldredge, 128. 

Rachel Somers, daughter of William Eldredge, 128, family and 
descendants, 139. 

Reuben, son of Livingston Eldredge, 132. 

Samaria Ann. daugTiter of Ephraim Eldredge, family and de- 
scGTid&nts 1.31. 

Sally, first" wife of James Whilldin Ware, 219. 

Salonia Imlah, daughter of Ephraim Eldredge, 131, family and 

descendants, 141, 142. 

Samuel, will of, 29. 

Samuel, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Samuel, married, 36. 

Samuel, dismissed by letter from church, 54. 

Samuel, dismissed by certificate, 56. 

Samuel, son of Samuel Eldredge, 101. 

Samuel, son of Jeremiah L. Eldredge, 124. 

Sarah, daughter of Mercy Leaming, 101. 

Sarah, daughter of Aaron Eldredge, 107, family and descend- 
ants, 109. 

Sarah W., daughter of William Eldredge, family and descend- 
ants, 128. 

Sophia Louise, daughter of Deborah Whilldin Ware, 218, family 
and descendants, 235. 

Southard Hand, son of Nelson Tomlin Eldredge, family and de- 
scendants, 135. 

Southard Smallwood, son of Southard Eldredge, (infant), 135. 

Stillwell, son of Aaron Eldredge, 53. 112. 129. 

Stillwell, son of William Tomlin Eldredge, 132. 

Stillwell, son of Livingston Eldredge, 132. 

Thomas, birth. 33. 

Thomas, husband of Deborah W. Ware, 218. 

Thomas, son of Deborah Whilldin Ware, 218, family and de- 
scendants. 236. 

412 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Eldredge, Thomas, son of Thomas Eldredge, family, 236. 
Eldredge, Vincent Sidney, son of Loring Brewster Eldredge, 136. 
Eldredge, Virginia, daughter of Charles Eldredge, 134. 
Eldredge, Walter, son of William Tomlln Eldredge, 132. 
Eldredge, William, birth, 33. 

Eldredge, William, husband of Esther Learning, 99. 

Eldredge, William, son of Aaron Eldredge, 53, 112, family and descend- 
ants, 128. 
Eldredge, William, son of William A. Eldredge, 128. 
Eldredge, William, son of Lewis Eldredge. 132. 
Eldredge, William, first husband of Lois H. Stevens, 139. 
Eldredge, William, son of William Brooks Eldredge, 218. 



Eldredge, William Leone, son of Thomas Eldredge, 236. 

Eldredge, William Payson, son of Rev. William Henry. 131. 

Eldredge, William Tomlin, son of Jeremiah Learning, 124, family and de- 
scendants, 132. 

Eldredge, Winfield Scott, son of Julia M. Cresse, 185. 

Eldredge, Woodruff, son of Nelson Tomlin Eldredge, 135, 221. 

ELDRIDGE, Amelia, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Eldridge, Daniel Whilldin, son of Elizabeth Edmunds, family, 214. 

Eldridge, Caroline Saniford, daughter of Preston Woodnut Eldridge, Jr., 
214. 

Eldridge, Eliza, daughter of Elizabeth Edmunds, family, 214. 

Eldridge, Elizabeth, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Eldridge, Elizabeth, baptized, 50. 

Eldridge, Harry, son of Daniel Eldridge. (Infant), 214. 

Eldridge, Hetty, daughter of Elizabeth Edmunds, 214. 

Eldridge, Jane Folsom, daughter of Preston Woodnut Eldridgp. .Jr., 214. 

Eldridge, Jane White, daughter of Elizabeth Edmunds, 214, family and de- 
scendants, 224, 225. 

Eldridge, Jeremiah, son of Elizabeth Edmunds, 214. 

Eldridge, Levi, husband of Elizabeth Edmunds, 203, 214. 

Eldridge, Lillie, daughter of Daniel Whilldin Eldridge, family, 214. 

Eldridge, Preston Woodnut, son of Daniel Whilldin Eldridge, family, 214. 

Eldridge, Preston Woodnut. son of Preston Woodnut Eldridae. family, 214. 

ELIZABETH, , second wife of Evan B. Edmunds, 230. 

ELMER, Edith, wife of Albert Norton Wood, 324. 

ELWELL, Rachel, wife of Paul Eldredge, 134. 

Elwell, Pauline Gilmore. wife of David Crowell. 186. 

EMELVILLE, New Jersey, 271. 

Elwell, Samuel, husband of Rebecca Jane Edmunds, 216. 

EMMELL, Rose Anna, wife of James W. Schuck, 254, 271. 

ENFORD, Wiltshire, England, 161. 

ENGLEWOOD, Illinois, 325. 

ENGLAND, 221. 

BPLER, Jacob, marriage, 44. ." 

ERICKSON, Lizzie, wife of Horace Ware, 222. 

Erickson, Dorothy Rice, daughter of Martha Smith Rice, 330. 

Erickson, Raymond, husband of Martha Smith Rice, 330. 

ERMA, New Jersey, 137. 

ESSEN, John R., son of Tryphena P. Crowell, 170. 

Essen, William G., husband of Trephena P. Crowell, 170. 

Essen, Willis G., son of Tryphena P. Crowell, 170. 

Evans, Gertrude A., wife of Luther E. Price, 122. 

Evans. William T., father of Gertrude A., 122. 

EVERINGHAM, Lewis, husband of Mary L. Gandy, 330. 

SWING, Amanda M., de Prefontain, wife of Southard Hand Eldredge, iSBi 

Ewing, Ella, wife of Edward Douglass Phillips, 289, 307. 

Ewing, Jeremiah, admitted to church membership, 55, baptized, BS. 

Ewing, Mrs. Jeremiah, Sr., admitted to church membership, 62. 

FARROW, Florence, wife of Jesse Edmunds, 228. 

Farrow, Mrs. Mary A., second wife of Joseph Eldredge Hughes, 151. 

Farrow, Jane, wife of Isaac Merritt Schellinger. 153. 

FALKENBURG, Abigail, wife of Jeremiah Leaming, 108, 114. 

FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania, 235. 

FATHINGA, Prussia, 141. 

FAUCETT, John W., husband of Mary Wales Chambers, 319. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

FAUNCE, Elder, 26, identification of tiie Rock on which the Pilgrims 

landed, 80. 
FENDERSON, Robert Carroll, son of Louise Thompson, 276. 
Fenderson, Walter Jr., husband of Louise Thompson, 276. 
FERGUSON, John, husband of Sophia H. Bennett, 258. 
FENWICK, John, 19. 

FIELD, Fern, wife of David Pyke, 117. 

FIFIELD, Mary, wife of Alexander W. Springer, 199, 206. 
FISHER, Alwilda, second wife of Harry B. Hand, 305. 
FISHER, Carrie, wife of Linwood Davis, 301. 
Fisher, Rebecca, wife of Thomas Learning, 106. 

FISHING CREEK, New Jersey, 119, 146, 154, 155, 167, 167, 168, 170, 171, 
172 265, 266, 267, 290, 293, 294, 295, 300, 301, 302, 310, 313, 314, 

316. 
FTRLER. Ida A., wife of William Alexander Williamson, 213. 
FITZ, Randolph Merle, wife of Lawrence Fithian Harris, 134. 
FLEMINGTON, New Jersey, 183. 

FLETCHER, Charles Hollister, husband of Mary Bennett Hughes, 151. 
Fletcher, Hollis Hughes, son of Mary Bennett Hughes, 151. 
FLORENCE, New Jersey. 227. 

FLORENCE, Kansas, 227. ^ „„^ 

FOCER, Carrie Holmes, wife of Edward Kent Armstrong, M. D., 325. 
FORD, Charles, husband of Hannah Hughes, 205. 
Ford, Louisa, second wife of Daniel Crowell Ware, 209. 
FORMAN. Dr., husband of Isabella Learning, 114. 
Forman, George, husband of Emma Learning, 113. 
FORT EDWARD, New York, 296. 
FORTUNE, ship, arrived at Plymouth, 1621, 66. 
FOSTER, Anna, baptized, 50. 

Poster, Arthur Douglass, son of Reuben Foster, family, 169. 
Foster, Arthur Douglass, son of Arthur Douglass Foster, 169. 
Foster, Bruce, son of Frederick Foster, 169. 
Foster, Byron Leigh, son of Curtis Upham Foster, 171. 
Foster. Clarissa, baptized, 62, admitted to church membership, 62. 
Foster, Curtis Upham, son of Samuel Lawrence Foster, family, 171. 
Foster, Douglass, son of Ann Lawrence Hughes, family, 155. 
Foster, Downs E., husband of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 150, 155. 
Foster, Earl Hoeflich, son of Edgar Hughes Foster, 118. 
Foster, Edgar C, son of Edgar Hughes, 118. 
Foster, Edgar Hughes, son of Samuel Foster, 118. 
Foster, Edna Virginia, daughter of Edgar Hughes Foster, 118. 
Foster, Eliza Eldredge, daughter of Ann Lawrence Hughes, (infant), 156. 
Foster, Elizabeth, baptized, 59. 

Foster, Ella V., daughter of Samuel L. Foster, 118, family and descend- 
ants, 119. 
Foster, Ellen Edmunds, daughter of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 156, family 

and descendants, 173. 
Foster, Enoch Edmunds, son of Reuben Foster, family, 169. 

Foster, Florence Edna, daughter of Edgar Hughes Foster, 118. 

Foster, Frederick, son of Reuben Foster, family, 169. 

Foster, George, baptized, 59. 

Foster, Gilbert, son of Reuben Foster, (infant), 169. 

Foster, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Foster, Hannah, death, 62. 

Foster, Helen, daughter of Frederick Foster, 169. 

Foster. Herbert Warren, son of Samuel Lawrence Foster, (infant), 171. 

Foster, Howard Lawrence, son of Samuel Lawrence Foster, 171. 

Foster, Jacob, second husband of Jane Stillwill, 198. 

Foster, James Hewitt, son of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 156. 

Foster, Jane Ann, daughter of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 155, family and de- 
scendants, 170. 

Poster, Jane Crowell, daughter of Lydia Edmunds, 118. 

Foster, John Walter Smith, son of Arthur Douglass Foster, 169. 

Poster, Lawrence Houtz, son of Curtis Upham Foster, 171. 

Foster, Leslie D., son of Douglass Poster, 155. 

Foster, Lillian, daughter of Samuel Lawrence Foster, family, 171. 

Foster, Mabel, wife of Daniel Hughes Russell, 146, 327. 

Foster, Marion Upham, daughter of Samuel Lawrence Foster, family, 171. 

ii'oster, Mary Carll, daughter of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 151, 234, family 
and descendants, 246. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTl 

Foster, Mercy, admitted to church membership, 55. 

Foster, Nancy, admitted to church membership, 61. 

Foster, Nellie, daughter of Douglass Foster, 155. 

Foster, Peter Lincoln, son of Wilmer Strong Foster, 171. 

Foster, Rachel, baptized. 59. 

Foster, Reuben, marriage, 43. 

Foster, Reuben, son of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 155, family and descend- 
ants, 169. 

Foster, Reuben, son of Enoch Edmunds Foster, 169. 

Foster, Reuben Carll, son of Reuben Foster, 169. 

Foster, Rhoda Forest, daughter of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 156, family and 
descendants, 172. 

Foster, Robert Edmunds, husband of Lydia Edmunds, 118. 

Foster, Robert Edmunds, son of Samuel M. Foster, 118. 

Foster, Ruenni, admitted to church membership, 64. 

Foster, Samuel Lawrence, son of Ann Lawrence Hughes, 155, family and 
descendants, 171. 

Foster, Samuel Lawrence, son of Wilmer Strong Foster, 171. 

Foster, Samuel M., son of Lydia Edmunds, family, 118. 

Foster, Sarah Hall, daughter of Frederick Foster, 169. 

Foster, William, husband of Experience Whilldin, 98. 

Foster, AVilmer Strong, son of Samuel Lawrence Foster, family, 171. 

Foster, Wilmer Strong, son of Wilmer Strong Foster, 171. 

FOX, Flora M., wife of Furman Maskell Learning, 117. 

Pox, Harry Evans, first husband of Frances Merritt, 322. 

Fox, Martha F., wife of Henry Leaming, 116. 

Fox, Rachel, wife of Lewis Leaming. 113. 

FRAILEY, Anne C, wife of Wilmer Strong Foster, 171. 

FRAMBES, Judith, wife of Samuel C. Edmonds, 121. 

FRANKFORD, Pennsylvania, 319. 

FREASON, Rachel, wife of Livingston Aaron Eldredge, 131. 

FREEHOLD, New Jersey, 204, 248. 

FREEMAN, Alexander J., husand of Anna Rabeau, 229. 

Freeman. Susan Melville Edgerton. wife of Daniel Whilldin Hand 207. 

FRENCH, Mabel, wife of Howard Montgomery Eldredge, 129. 

FRIERSON, Emma Elizabeth, wife of George M. Eldredge, 112, 130. 

FLORIEP, Frederick Justinus, husband of Adeline Welsh Edmunds 308. 

FRUSH, Moreau Forrest, first husband of \Mary Lydia Edmunds, 292 

Frush, Moreau Forrest, son of Mary Lydia Edmunds, 292 

FULLER, Samuel, witness to will of John Howland, 92. 

GABEL, Lily, wife of Dr. Robert Hand, 209. 

GAINESVILLE, Texas, 150. 

GALLOWAY, Jennie Edmunds, daughter of Leila Virginia Edmunds, 295. 

Galloway, John David, husband of Leila Virginia Edmunds, 295 

GANDY, Jane R., daughter of Mary B. Rice, 330. 

Gandy, Leaming R., daughter of Mary B. Rice, 330. 

Gandy, Lydia, second wife of Ellis H. Marshall, 285. 

Gandy, Martha, daughter of Mary B. Rice, 330. 

Gandy, Mary L., daughter of Mary B. Rice 330 

Gandy, Rebecca, wife of Edward R. Lloyd, 330 

Gandy, Roxanna S., daughter of Mary B. Rice, 330. 

Gandy, Uriah, husband of Mary B. Rice, 330. 

GARLICK, John, husband of Phoebe Leaming, 36, 99 

GARRETT, Eleanor Wister. wife of Edward Rice, 330 

GARRISON, Emily, wife of Virgil Davis Schellenger, 268. 

Garrison, Helen, wife of William C. Hughes, 282 

GARRETSON, Cora B., wife of Albert Hughes Phillips, 289. 

GASKELL, Zerubbabel, husband of Maria Hughes 149 

GATES, Lydia, wife of Isaac Lewis, 325. 

GEARE, Millicent, wife of Page Edmunds. 295 

GEORGETOWN, Delaware, 224. 
GERMANTOWN, Pennsylvania, 193, 326. 

GERMON, Edward M., son of Anna Foster Crowell, family 170 
Germon, Frances, daughter of Edward M. Germon, 170 
Germon, George Chester, husband of Anna Foster Crowell, 170 

Germon, Ralph, son of Anna Foster Crowell, 170 

GETTY, John, husband of Katherine Bellangy, 297 

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania, 313. 

GIBSON, Mary C, first wife of John S. Eldredge, 128. 

GILBERT, Albert, son of Emma Leaming Bennett, 152. 

Gilbert, Alice Edmunds, daughter of Sarah Hughes Edmunds, 294. 

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Gilbert, Frederick, husband of Sarah Hughes Edmunds, 294. 

Gilbert, John, husband of Emma Learning- Bennett, 152. 

Gilbert, Lazinda, admitted to church membership, 55. 

Gilbert, Marguerite, daughter of Sarah Hughes Edmunds, 294. 

Gilbert, Mary H., daughter of Isabella Bennett, family, 258. 

Gilbert, Smith, husband of Isabella Bennett; 258. 

Gilbert, William, son of Emma Leaming Bennett, 152. 

GILE, Augustine Charles, father of Martha Gile, 152, 

Gile, Martha, wife of Frederick Bennett, 152. 

Gile, Mary Schreiner, mother of Martha Gile, 152. 

GILMORE, William S., husband of Eva Lutz Johnson, 225. 

GINDER, Charles Richardson, son of Julia Etta Lee, family, 279. 

Ginder, Earl Douglass, son of Charles Richardson Ginder, 279. 

Ginder, John Henry, husband of Julia Etta Lee, 279. 

Ginder, Wilbert William, son of Charles Richardson Ginder, 279. 

GLASSBORO, New Jersey. 225. 

GLEN COVE, New Jersey, 162. 

GLEN MILLS, Pennsylvania, 322. 

GLOUCESTER, New Jersey, 317. 

GOBLE, Brook, husband of Sophia Richardson, 144. 

Goble, Emily Leaming, daughter of Sophia Richardson, 144. 

GODFREY, Hiram W., husband of Rachel L. Wentzell, 178. 

Godfrey, John Swain, son of Rachel L. Wentzell, 178. 

GODSCHALK, Clarence, son of Lizzie Downs, 143. 

Godschalk, B. K., husband of Lizzie Downs, 143. 

Godschalk, Helen, daughter of Lizzie Downs. 

GOOELLER, Philip, husand of Hannah Stanger Edmunds, 290, 

GOFF, Henrietta, daughter of Elizabeth Smallwood Town, 137. 

Goff, Sarah E., wife of Leaming M. Rice, 330. 

Goff. Sidney Racket, husband of Elizabeth Smallwood Town, 13T. 

GOFORTH, John Winzer, husband of Samaria Anna Bernshouse, 142. 

Goforth, Julia Wells, mother of John Winzer Goforth, 142. 

Goforth, William Stanley, father of John Winzer Goforth, 142. 

GOODWIN, Kate, wife of John Francis Duke, 235. 

Goodwin, Pilgrim Republic, 3, 75, 89. 

GORHAM, family, 8. 

Gorham, Desire, daughter of Desire Rowland, 8, 11, 97, descendants, 320. 

Gorham, Elizabeth, 8, 11. 

Gorham, Experience, daughter of James Gorham, family and descendants, 

323. 
Gorham, Captain George, 8. 
Gorham, Hannah, daughter of Desire Rowland, 3, 8, 12, 16, 92, 97, family 

and descendants, 98. 
Gorham, Jabez, son of Desire Howland, 8. 

Gorham, James, son of Desire Howland, 8, family and descendants, 323. 
Gorham, Captain John, husband of Desire Howland, 8, 9, Captain in King 

Philip's War, death, 11, descendants, 97. 
Gorham, Colonel John, "Wast Book," 5, 7, 8, 9. 
Gorham, Joseph, son of Desire Howland, 8, 11. 
Gorham, Lydia, daughter of Desire Howland, 8, 11. 
Gorham, Ralph, 9. 

Gorham, "Shubell, son of Desire Howland, 8, 12. 
Gorham, Temperance, daughter of Desire Howland, 8, 11. 
GOSHEN, New Jersey, 134, 229, 316. 
GRACE, Josephine, wife of Lambert Ware, 220. 
GRAFFEN, Charles H., son of Sarah Matilda Barnes, 260. 
Graffen, George Stevenson, son of Sarah Matilda Barnes, 260. 
Graffen, Paul Barnes, son of Sarah Matilda Barnes, 260. 
Graffen, Samuel Mason, husband of Sarah Matilda Barnes, 260, 
GRAHAM, Emma V., wife of Charles Stone Hughes, 159. 
GRANT, Emily Vezin, wife of Thomas Leaming Smith, 190. 
GRAVES OF FIRST SETTLERS OF CAPE MAY, 25. 

GREGORY, Florence Leaming, dau. of Florence JVTarcella Leaming, 177. 
Gregory, Louis Julian, husband of Florence Marcella Leaming, 177. 
GREEN, Clara, wife of Enoch Hand, 255. 
Green, Elizabeth D., wife of Robert K. Matlock, 114. 
Green, Galen, husband of Ella Bellangy, 297. 
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin, 296. 
GREEN CREEK, New Jersey, 154, 229, 239, 264, 283, 301. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

GREGG, Bessie, wife of Charles Edmunds Ritter, 120. 

GUEST, Charles Wilson, husband of Nellie Watt Reeves, 314. 

Guest, Samuel Winchester Reeves, son of Nellie Watt Reeves, 314. 

HACKETT. May, wife of Walter Hand Phillips, M. D., 289. 

HADDON HEIGHTS, New Jersey. 211. 

HADDONFIELD, New Jersey, 229, 299. 

HAHNEMANN MEDICAL COLLEGE, Philadelphia, 168. 

HAIGH, Katherine M., wife of Matthew W. Edmunds, M. D., 121. 

HAINES, Bertha Priscilla, wife of Frank Worthington Melvin, 176. 

Haines, Oliver Sloan, M. D., husband of Maria Florence Eldredge, 129. 

HALDEMAN, Alexander, son of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, Beatrice, daughter of Anna Springer, family, 206. 

Haldeman, Donald, son of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, Edith, daughter of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, Edward, son of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, Emily, daughter of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, Percy, husband of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, Percy, son of Anna Springer, 206. 

Haldeman, William, son of Anna Springer, 206. 

HALL, Adam, husband of Elva Lynn Perkinpine, 306. 

Hall, Edmunds Ludlam, son of Matthew Whilldin Hall, family, 243. 

Hall, Elizabeth, mother of Adam Hall, 306. 

Hall, Elva Lynn, daughter of Elva Lynn Perkinpine, 306. 

Hall, Ellen Grace, daughter of William C. Hall, 173. 

Hall, Ethel Lorene, daughter of Elva Lynn Perkinpine, 306. 

Hall, Fanny Ludlam, daughter of Matthew Whilldin Hall, (infant), 243. 

Hall, Felicie Antoinette, daughter of William Cummings Hall, 173. 

Hall, Harriet Ann, daughter of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 226, family and 

descendants, 244. 
Hall, Harriet Shaw, daughter of Lafayette Miller and Ellen Edmunds 

Foster Hall, 173. 
Hall, Helen Ella, daughter of Elva Lynn Perkinpine, 306. 
Hall, Helen Thompson, daughter of Edmunds Ludlam Hall, 243. 
Hall, Isaac, son of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 226. 
Hall, Isabel Clair, daughter of Edmunds Ludlam Hall, 243. 
Hall. Jennie Whilldin, daughter of Matthew Whilldin Hall, famiy, 243. 
Hall, Joseph, son of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 226. 
Hall, Joseph, son of Matthew Whilldin Hall, (infant), 243. 
Hall, Joseph Acton, husand of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 215, 226. 
Hall, Lafayette Miller, son of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 173, 226. 
Hall, Mahalah Jane, daughter of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 219, 237. 
Hall, Mary Bennett, daughter of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 226, family and 

descendants, 245. 
Hall, Mary Eldredge. daughter of Lafayette Miller and Ellen Edmunds 

Foster Hall, 173. 
Hall, Matthew Whilldin, son of Jane Edmunds Whilldin, 226, family and 

Hall, Matthew Whilldin, son of Matthew Whilldin Hall, 243. 

Hall, Wesley, father of Adam Hall, 306. 

Hall, William Augustus, son of William Cummings Hall, 173. 

Hall, William Cummings, son of Lafayette Miller and Ellen Edmunds 

Foster Hall, family, 173. 
HALLIDAY, Caroline M., wife of William C. Price, 122. 
HALPIN, Thomas, husband of Elsie Dinsmore Eldredge, 132. 
HALSEY, Edward Biddle, husband of Mary Scott Montgomery, 192. 
HAMILTON, New York, 324. 
HAMMONTON, New Jersey, 141. 

HAMPTON, Deborah, wife of James Whilldin Ware, 208, 219. 
HAMSTEAD, Maryland, 292. 

HANCE, Horace, first husband of Hannah M. Springer, 198. 
HANCOCK, Katherine, wife of James Somers Smith, 191. 
HAND FAMILY OF CAPE MAY, 338. 
Hand, Aaron, father of Deborah V. B. Hand, 125. 
Hand, Aaron B., Cape May, 338. 
Hand, Aaron W., Cape May, family. 338. 
Hand, Aaron W., son of Bernard, 339. 
Hand, Mrs. Aaron W., 27. 
Hand, Achsah, daughter of Martha Schenck. 256, family and descendants, 

278. 
Hand, Agnes M., daughter of Daniel Whilldin Hand, 207. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



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Hand 
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Albert, son of Joseph Hand, (infant), 277. 

Albert Reeves, Cape May, 339. 

Alexander McKinsey, son of Martha Schenck, 256. 

Alfred A., son of Recompence Hand, family, 2T5. 

Alfred A., son of Alfred A. Hand, 275. 

Alice Brown, daughter of Robert Schenck Hand, 272. 

Allen Westley, son of Rodney Parker Hand, 277. 

Amelia Springer, daughter of Danielia Whilldin, 207. 

Ann, baptized, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Anita Reeves, 339. „ , , ..rr ^ ,, ^ ^ 

Annie Schenck, daughter of Nancy Schenck, 255, family and de- 
Annie Sidney, daughter of Jesse Raymond Hand, 274. 
Annie T., daughter of Henry Hand, family, 273. 
Arabella, daughter of Danielia Whilldin, (infant), 207. 
Arthur Fisher, son of Harry B. Hand, 305. 
Arthur Garfield, son of Joseph Hand, 277. 
Azelia, daughter of Elizabeth Hitchner, 259. 
Barbara Helen, daughter of Recompence Arnold Hand, 273. 
Bella, daughter of Recompence Hand, family, 275. 
Bernard, Cape May, 339. 
Bernice, daughter of Bernard Hand, 339. 
Bessie, daughter of Charles W. Hand, 255. 
Calhoun, son oi R^artha Schenck, (infant), 256. 
Caroline Hebenthal. daughter of Robert Schenck Hand, 272. 
Charles W., son of Isaac M. Hand, family, 255. 
Charles Waite, son of Alfred A. Hand, 275. 
Clemens, son of Alfred A. Hand, 275. 
Clinton H., husband of Ellen Cresse, 187. 
Daniel, son of Mary Jane Hand, family, 272. 
Daniel Whilldin, son of Daniel Whilldin Hand, 207. 
Daniel Whilldin, son of Danielia Whilldin, family, 207. 
Deborah, wife of Christopher Learning, 99, 105. 
Deborah V. B., wife of Nelson T. Eldredge, 125, 135. 
Dorothy Edna, daughter of Sherwood Hand, 272, 287. 
Dorothy Krause, daughter of Joseph Hand, 277. 
Edith, daughter of Daniel Hand, 272. 
Elisha, marriage, 43. 
Elisha, Cape May, 338. 
Eliza, daughter of Nancy Schenck, 255. 
Eliza, first wife of Richard Matthews, 264. 
Elizabeth, baptized, admitted to church membership, 51. 
Elizabeth Edmunds, baptized, 64. 
Ella, daughter of Robert Schenck Hand, 272. 
Ellwood Stokes. 339. 

Elmira, daughter of Danielia Whilldin, 207. 
Elsie May, daughter of Ellen Cresse, family, 187. 
Elva, daughter of Harry B. Hand, family, 305. 
Enoch, son of Nancy Schenck, 255. 
Ethel Lynn, daughter of Harry B. Hand, 305. 
Ezra, married, 43. 

Florence, daughter of Joseph Hand, 277. 
Florence Sylvus, daughter of Jesse Raymond Hand, 274. 
Frances, daughter of Anne Ware, family, 209. 
Frances Claire, daughter of John Perkinpine Hand, 305, 
Franklin, husband of Danielia Whilldin, 199, 207. 
George, marriage, 43. 

George Crawford, son of Harry B. Hand, family, 305. 
George Crawford, son of George Crawford Hand, 305. 
George M., son of Henry Hand, 274. 
Hannah, wife of Joseph Johnson Eldredge, 136. 
Harriet, daughter of Joseph Hand, family, 277. 
Harry, son of Richard Hand, family, 275. 
Harry B., son of Recompence Hand, 275, family and descendants, 

305. 
Harold, son of Harold Hand, 186, 277. 
Harvey, marriage, 45. 

Henrietta, daughter of Nancy Schenck, family, 164, 255. 
Henry, son of Nancy Schenck, 255, family and descendants, 273. 
Henry Clay, son of Danielia Whilldin, 207. 
Henry F., son of Henry Hand, 274. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 



Hand 
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Ida, daughter of Philip Hand and Lydia Page Hughes, family, 28&. 

Isaac, son of Nancy Schenck, family, 256. 

Isabella, daughter of Alfred A. Hand, 275. 

Jacob, marriage, 44. 

Jacob Stites, baptized, 53. 

James, baptized, 57. 

James, husband of Mary Jane Hand, 272. 

James, son of Daniel Hand, 272. 

Jane, first wife of James Whilldin, 100, 196. 

Jane, daughter of Danielia Whilldin, 207. 

Jeanne Reeves, 339. 

Jesse Raymond, son of Henry Hand, family, 274. 

John, first ancestor of family, descendants in Cape May, 338. 

John, grandson of first John, 338. 

John M., son of Henry Hand, family, 273. 

John Perkinpine, son of Harry B. Hand, family, 305. 

John Perkinpine, son of John Perkinpine Hand, 305. 

Jonathan, husband of Mary Schenck, 270. 

Joseph, son of Nancy Schenck, 255, family and descendants, 277. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Hand, family, 277. 

Josephine Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Hand, 277. 

Josiah, son of Martha Schenck, (infant), 256. 

Judith, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Julia L., daughter of Robert Schenck Hand, family, 272. 

Julia Smith, daughter of Ellen Cresse, family, 187. 

Kenneth, son of Elizabeth Hitchner, 259. 

Learning, husband of Elizabeth Hitchner, 259. 

Lena D., daughter of Henry Hand, family, 274. 

Lenora, daughter of Alfred A. Hand, 275. 

Leslie, son of Walter Hand, 272. 

Lida D., daughter of Harry Hand, 275. 

Lillian Eleanor, daughter of Recompence Arnold Hand, 273. 

Linda, daughter of William Frederick Hand, 272. 

Lorene, daughter of Harry B. Hand, 305. 

Louisa, daughter of Ann Ware, 135, 209. 

Lydia, wife of Parsons Leaming, 144. 

Lydia Fifield, daughter of Danielia Whilldin, 207. 

Marion Cleveland, daughter of Joseph Hand, 277. 

Martha, admitted to church membership, 63. 

Martha Ann, daughter Martha H. Schenck, 256, family and de- 
scendants, 279, 280. 

Matilda, daughter of Isaac M. Hand, 255. 

Matthew, marriage, 46. 

Mary, baptized, 60. 

Mary, admitted to church membership, 59. 

Mary Howard, daughter Recompence, 275, family and descendants, 
306. 

Mary Jane, daughter of Robert Schenck Hand, family, 272. 

Melinda Ludlam, daughter of Robert Schenck Hand, family, 272. 

Mella, daughter of Walter Hand, family, 272. 

Mildred, Cape May, 339. 

Mildred Fuller, daughter of Joseph Hand, 277. 

Millicent Grace, daughter of Harry B. Hand, 305. 

Milton, son of Robert Schenck Hand, 272. 

Morgan, husband of Adelaide Cresse, 143. 

Nathaniel, marriage, 44. 

Nathalie, daughter of Elizabeth Hitchner, 259. 

Nellie Ludlam, daughter of Lydia Paige Hughes, 288. 

Noah, Cape May, 338. 

Phebe, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Philip, husband of Martha Schenck, 248, 256. 

Philip, son of Martha H. Schenck, family and descendants, 256, 288. 

Priscilla, baptized, 58. 

Rachel, daughter of Martha Schenck, (infant), 256. 

Ralston, son of Harold Hand, 186, 277. 

Rebecca, daughter of Nancy Schenck, 255. 

Rebecca Doak, daughter of Richard Hand, 275. 

Recompence, husband of Nancy Schenck, 248, 255. 

Recompence, son of Nancy Schenck, 255, family and descendants. 
275. 

419 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Hand, Recompence Arnold, son of John M. Hand, family, 273. 

Hand Dr. Reu Abijah, husband of Elizabeth Blattner, 287, 3u9. 

Hand, Rh'oda, readmitted to church membership, 62 

Hand, Richard, son of Recompence Hand, family. 275. 

Hand, Richard, son of Richard Hand, family, 275. 

Hand, Richard Townsend, son of Danielia Whilldin, family, iVl. 

Hand, Richardina, daughter of Richard Townsend Hand, 207. 

Hand, Dr. Robert, son of Ann Ware, family, 209. 

Hand, Robert, son of Dr. Robert Hand, 209. 

Hand, Robert K, husband of Lizzie Whilldin Hoffman, 661. 

Hand, Robert Beatty, son of Alfred A. Hand, 275. ^ ., , , „„„, 

Hand, Robert Schenck, son of Nancy Schenck, 255, family and descend- 

Hand, Robert Schenck, son of Robert Schenck Hand, family, 272. 
Hand, Rodney Parker, son of Joseph Hand, family, 277 
Hand, Kuhama, second wife of Matthew Whilldin, 196, 200. 
Hand, Sarah, baptized, 64. . „, 

Hand, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Hand, Sarah Louisa, wife of Reuben Foster, 155, 169. 

Hand, Sherwood H., son of William Frederick Hand, family, 2.2, 28 ( 

Hand, Silas, 29. 

Hand, Silas, of Cape May, 338. 

Hand, Southard, husband of Hadassa Williamson, 213. 

Hand, Stillwell, husband of Ann Ware, 209. 

Hand, Susannah, third wife of James Whilldin, 100, 196. 

Hand, Thomas, whaler, 13. 

Hand, Thomas, son of first John, 338. 

Hand, Thomas Millet, Cape May, 339. 

Hand, Thomas, marriage, 43. 

Hand, Thomas Stites, baptized, 64. 

Hand, Uriah, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Hand, Virginia, daughter of Isaac M. Hand, 255. 

Hand, Walter, son of Mary Jane Hand, family, 272. 

Hand, Walter Naves, son of Philip Hand, 267, 288. 

Hand, Walter T., son of Isaac M. Hand, 255. 

Hand, William C, son of Henry Hand, (infant), 273. 

Hand, William E., son of Mary Jane Hand, 272. 

Hand, William F., son of Nancy Schenck, 255. 

Hand, William Frederick, son of Robert Schenck Hand, family, 272. 

Hand, Zabitha, baptized, 53. 

HANLEY, Robert, marriage, 43. . „, ^ 

HANSELL, Isaac Killian Bower, husband of Lydia Jane Crowell Edmunds, 
303. 

Hansen, John Lewis, son of Lydia Jane Crowell Edmunds, 303. 

Hansen, Lydia Edmunds, daughter of Lydia Jane Crowell Edmunds, 303. 

Hansen, Rachel, daughter of Lydia Jane Crowell Edmunds, 303. 

HARBER, Imogene, wife of Stanley Williamson, 213. 

HARDING, Beatrice, daughter of Beatrice Haldeman, 206. 

Harding, S. F., husband of Beatrice Haldeman, 206. 

Harding Township, New Jersey, 326. 

HARDINGVILLE, New Jersey, 294. 

HARPER'S FERRY, Virginia, 235. 

HARRINGTON, Clinton Orville, husband of Anna Lyon Hughes, 157. 

Harrington, Clinton Oakley, son of Anna Lyon Hughes, 157. 

HARRIS, Carrie A., wife of Edward Maurice Beesley, M. D., 179. 

Harris, Dr. Charles Mcllvaine, first husband of Mary Gibb Stokes Harris, 
195. 
■ Harris, Eleanor Provost, daughter of Mary Whilldin, 4, 227. 

Harris, Floyd D., son of Abbie P. Eldredge, 134. 

Harris, Gertrude Johnson, daughter of Sarah T. Sapp, 301. 

Harris, John, husband of Abbie P. Eldredge, 134. 

Harris, Kathryn Marie, daughter of Lawrence Fithian Harris, 134. 

Harris, Lawrence Fithian, son of Abbie P. Eldredge, family, 134. 

Harris, Linda E., daughter of Abbie P. Eldredge, 134. 

Harris, Louisa Whilldin, daughter of Mary Whilldin, family, 227. 

Harris, Martin F.. husband of Sarah E. Sapp, 301. 

Harris, Mary Gibb Stokes, second wife of James Rundle Smith, 190, 195. 

Harris, May, first wife of Lewis Eldredge, 132. 

Harris, Perla M., daughter of Sarah E. Sapp, 301. 

Harris, William, husband of Mary Whilldin,, 227. 

420 



MAYF'LOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Harris, Wilmon Whilldin, son of Mary Whilldin, 227. 

HARTRANFT, Hettie, wife of Harry Eldredgre Stevens, 236. 

HARWOOD, Louisa, wife of Daniel Whilldin Eldridge, 214. 

HASiOLiTlNJi;, Caroline Marqueze, wife of Lafayette Miller, 210. 

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY, 7. 

Hatfield, waiter Bossard, husband of Linda Hudson Rutherford, 328. 

Hatfield, Walter Rutherford, son of Linda Hudson Rutherford, 328. 

HAVANA, Cuba, 210. 

HAWS, Experience, daughter of Desire Qorham, 320. 

Haws, John, husband of Desire Gorham, 8, 9, 320. 

HA WORTH, New Jersey, 173. 

HAYS, Elijah, marriagre, 44. 

Hays, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 51, 56. 

Hays, Joseph, baptized, 50. 

HEBENTHAL, Frances Hazel, wife of Walter Phillips Hugrhes, 221 

Hebenthal, Kate Stelzer, wife of Robert Schenck Hand, 272. 

HEISLERVILLE. New Jersey, 327. 

HEMINGWAY, Emma, mother of Thomas F. Heming-way, 154. 

Hemingway, Frank Hughes, son of Mary Elma Sapp, (infant), 154, 

Hemingway, Tliomas F., husband of Mary Elma Sapp, 154. 

Hemingway, Washington, father of Thomas F. Hemingway, 154. 

HEMSLEY. Harriet, daughter of Elizabeth Eldredge, 132. 

Hemsley, Joseph, son of Elizabeth Eldredge, 132. 

Hemsley, May, daughter of Elizabeth Eldredge, 132. 

Hemsley, Raleigh, son of Elizabeth Eldredge, 132. 

Hemlsley, William, husband of Elizabeth Eldredge, 132. 

Hemsley, William, son of Elizabeth Eldredge, 132. 

HEREFORD, England, 221. 

HERITAGE, Justina, wife of Charles Edward Hughes, 167. 

HERRING, Emma M., wife of Thomas S. Crowell, 170. 

HESS, George Bernard, husband of Ada Corgie Town, 137. 

Hess, Katherine C, second wife of Joseph F. Leaming, 115. 

HEWETT, Dorothy Packer, wife of William Henry Quinn, 323. 

HEWITT, John Thompson, husband of Mabel Gobel Richardson, 144, 280. 

Hewitt, Robert Penrose, husband of Millicent Grace Hand, 305. 

HICKEY. William, husband of Marion Cleveland Hand, 277. 

HIGGINS, Andrew, death, 61. 

Higgins, Lois, (Lios), death notice of, 61. 

Higgins, Sarah, first wife of Ellis Hughes, 250, 261. 

HILDRETH, Alexander Carlton, husband of Deborah Eldredge Hoffman, 

331. 
Hildreth, Alvin Parker, son of Lydia Hughes Wales, 318. 
Hildreth, Frank Harding, son of Lydia Hughes Wales, 318. 
Hildreth, Howard Wales, son of Lydia Hughes Wales, (infant), 318. 
Hildreth, James Monroe Edmunds, son of Lydia Hughes Wales, family> 

318. 
Hildreth, Llewellyn, husband of Mary Emma Townsend, 146. 
Hildreth, Lydia, first wife of Maurice Cresse, 143. 
Hildreth, Mary Mercray, daughter of James Monroe Edmunds, Hildreth, 

family, 318. 
Hildreth, Minnie, wife of Furman Richardson, 144. 
Hildreth, Phebe, first wife of Matthew Whilldin, 196. 200. 
Hildreth, Roxanna, wife of Aaron Edmunds, 110, 121. 
HINMAN, Mary Jane, mother of Gertrude A. Evans, 122. 
HISTORICAL ADDRESS OF REV. DANIEL LAWRENCE HUGHES ON 
OCCASION OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH SEVENTY-FIRST 

ANNIVERSAY OF COLD SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 

41. 
HITCHCOCK, Hannah, wife of Thurston Wood, 324. 
HITCHNER. Elizabeth, daughter of Azelia Hughes, family, 259. 
Hitchner, Enoch, husband of Azelia Hughes, 259. 
Hitchner, Richard, son of Azelia Hughes, 259. 
Hitchner, Royce, son of Azelia Hughes, 259. 
HOBOMOK, Indian member of the Jr'ilgrim Colony, 87. 
HOCH, Laura M., wife of John Harris Austin, 117. 
HOEFLICH, Abigail Virginia, wife of Edgar Hughes Foster, 118. 
HOFFMAN, Anna, daughter of Lilburn T. Hoffman, 332. 
Hoffman, Anna Louisa, daughter of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, family, 331. 
Hoffman, Beula, daughter of Laura Somers Hughes, (infant), 151. 
Hoffman, Charles Richard, son of Francis Hoffman, 145. 

421 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Hoffman, Charles Smith, son of Edmund Matthews Hoffman, 145. 

Hoffman, Deborah Eldredge, daughter of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, 331. 

Hoffman, Edmund Matthews, son of Eliza Learning, family, 145. 

Hoffman, Edward, son of Laura Somers Hughes, 151. 

Hoffman, Eliza Leaming, daughter of Francis Hoffman, family, 145. 

Hoffman, Elizabeth H., wife of Israel Hughes, 249, 259. 

Hoffman, Ella Shaw, daughter of Francis Hoffman, family, 145. 

Hoffman, Enos, son of Deborah Whilldin Eldredge, (infant), 332. 

Hoffman, Francis, son of Eliza Leaming, family, 145. 

Hoffman, George, husband of Eliza Leaming, 144, 145. 

Hoffman, George, son of George Sheets Hoffman, 145. 

Hoffman, George Sheets, son of Francis Hoffman, family, 145. 

Hoffman, George Swain, son of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, 331. 

Hoffman, Harriet, dau. of Eliza Leaming, family and descendants, 145. 

Hoffman, Herbert, son of George Sheets Hoffman, 145. 

Hoffman, Howard Somers, son of Laura Somers Hughes, 151. 

Hoffman, Jacob Cresse, son of Francis Hoffman, 145. 

Hoffman, Jonathan, husband of Laura Somers Hughes, Ibi. 

Hoffman, Judith Eldredge, daughter of Deborah Whilldin Eldredge, fam- 
ily 132 332 

Hoffman, Julia, daughter of Eliza Leaming, family, 145. 

Hoffman, Lewis Sheets, son of Francis Hoffman, 145. 

Hoffman, Lewis Stillwell, son of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, 331. 

Hoffman, Lilburn Townsend, son of Deborah Whilldin Eldredge, family, 
332 

Hoffman, Lizzie Whilldin, daughter of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, 331. 

Hoffman, Mary, wife of Daniel Crowell Eldredge, 218, 234. 

Hoffman, Mary Elma, daughter of George Sheetz Hoffman, 145. 

Hoffman, Melissa, daughter of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, family. 331. 

Hoffman, Reuben, husband of Deborah Whilldin Eldredge, 218, 331. 

Hoffman, Vida, daughter of Lilburn T. Hoffman, 332. 

Hoffman, William, husband of Judith Eldredge, 218, 331. 

Hoffman, W^illmira, daughter of Judith Whilldin Eldredge, 331. 

HOLLAND, Bertha, daughter of Abigail Chambers, 152. 

Holland, Michael, husband of Abigail Chambers, 152. 

HOLLADAY, Elizabeth, second wife of Andrew Gessler Hay Bernshouse, 
142. 

Holladay, James, father of Elizabeth Holladay, 142. 

Holladay, Susie, mother of Elizabeth Holladay, 142. 

HOLLINGSHEAD, Ellen, first wife of James Bundle Smith, 190, 195. 

HOLMES, Charles, husband of Ethel May Edmunds, 216. 

Holmes, Mary, wife of Edgar Page Stites, 314. 

Holmes, Robert M., husband of Mary Leaming, 108. 

HOLT, Alice May, wife of Ellwood Souder, 240, 247. 

HONEYBROOK, Pennsylvania, 314. 

HOPKINS, Stephen the Pilgrim, 76, 77, entertains Samoset, 83, descend- 
ants, 320. 

Hopkins, Thomas Snell, 77. 

HORNER, Arthur Rogers, son of Louisa Miller Hughes, 211. 

Horner, Jacob Rogers, husband of Louisa Miller Hughes, 211. 

Horner, Mary Edmunds, wife of Henry Hollingsworth Smith, M. D., 188, 
190, 

HOUSTON, Texas, 141, 142. 

HOUTZ, Harriet Eugenia, wife of Curtis Upham Foster, 171. 

HOWE, Rev. Elbridge Gerry, husband of Mary Soule Sturtevant, 320. 

Howe, Rev. Paul Sturtevant, son of Mary Soule Sturtevant, 320. 

HOWLAND, John the Pilgrim, 4, 5, 9, error in inscription on tombstone 
10, 11, 66, falls overboard from the Mayflower, first mentioned 
in history 70, error as to his wife, death and burial 88, charac- 
ter, conduct in the "Hocking Affair," 89, 90, will 90-92, de- 
scendants in Cape May County, 97-332. 

Howland, Desire, daughter of the Pilgrim, John Rowland, wife of Capt. 
John Gorham, 8, 9, 11, 97. 

HUBBARD, historian, 84. 

HUFF, Genevieve M., daughter of Clara Rutherford, 206. 

Huff, John E., husband of Clara Rutherford, 206. 

Huff, John E., Jr., son of Clara Rutherford, 206. 

HUGHES, family, by Rev. Dr. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, 204. 

Hughes, Aaron, tombstone, 342. 

Hughes, Abigail, admitted to church membership, 48. 

422 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Hughes, Abigail Collins, daughter of Albert Henry Hughes, 242. 

Hughes, Adelaide, daughter of Jeremiah Eldredge Hughes, family, 150. 

Hughes, Adrian Bateman, son of Humphrey Hughes, family, 133. 

Hughes, Albert Henry, son of Humphrey Hughes, 34, 64, 202, family and 
descendants, 212. 

Hughes, Albert Henry, son of Henry Albert Hughes, 211. 

Hughes, Alexander, son of Thomas H. Hughes, 286. 

Hughes, Alice McGinnes, dau. of Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer Hughes, 151. 

Hughes, Amelia Foster, daughter James R. Hughes, 151, family and de- 
scendants, 163. 

Hughes, Ann Lawrence, daughter James R. Hughes, 150, family and de- 
scendants, 155, 156. 

Hughes, Anna, daughter of Thomas H. Hughes, (infant), 286. 

Hughes, Anna Lyon, daughter of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
family, 157. 

Hughes, Annie, daughter Ellis, 261, family and descendants, 289. 

Hughes, Art, baptized, 52. 

Hughes, Arthur, son of Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer Hughes, 151. 

Hughes, Arthur, son of William Wheatley Hughes, 154. 

Hughes, Austin, son of Mary Bennett, 215. 

Hughes, Azelia, daughter of Israel Hughes, family, 259. 

Hughes, Bertha May, daughter of David Hughes, (infant), 168. 

Hughes, Blanche, daughter of Warren Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Blanche, daughter of Israel Putnam Hughes, family, 259, 

Hughes, Beulah, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, (infant), 146. 

Hughes, Caroline, baptized, 64. 

Hughes, Caroline, daughter of Thomas H. Hughes, family, 286. 

Hughes, Carolyn, daughter of Rev. Jacob Van Renselaer Hughes, 151. 

Hughes, Charles Edward, son of Charles Miller Hughes, family, 167. 

Hughes, Charles Lawrence, son of Luther Eldredge Hughes, 160. 

Hughes, Charles Miller, son of Jeremiah Taylor, 154, family and descend' 
ants, 167. 

Hughes, Charles Pinckney, son of Humphrey Hughes, 202. 

Hughes, Charles Stone, son of Rev. James Potter Hughes, family, 159. 

Hughes, Charlotte, wife of Daniel Hughes, M. D., 64, 103. 

Hughes, Charlotte, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, (infant), 146. 

Hughes, Charlotte Bridenthal, daughter of Robert Edmunds Hughes, 329, 

Hughes, Clara, daughter of Jeremiah Eldredge Hughes, 150. 

Hughes, Clara, daughter of Charles Miller Hughes, 167, family, 302. 

Hughes, Clinton, son of Ellis Hughes, 261. 

Hughes, Constantine, son of Hannah Whilldln, 197. 

Hughes, Daisy Clark, daughter of Charles Stone Hughes, 159. 

Hughes, Daniel, M. D., son of Jacob Hughes, 43 family, 103. 

Hughes, Daniel Buzby, husband of Priscilla Leaming, 144, 146, tombstone, 
343. 

Hughes, Rev. Daniel Lawrence, D. D., son of James Rainy Hughes, Writ- 
ings 4, 'T)ivine Covenant," 104, 148, family and descendants, 
150, 157. 

Hughes, Daniel Lawrence, son of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
(infant). 157. 

Hughes, David, son of Hannah Whilldin, 197. 

Hughes, David, son of Jeremiah Taylor, 154, family and descendants, 168. 

Hughes, David, admitted to church membership, 63. 

Hughes, David Wheatley, son of Franklin Ramsdell Hughes, M. D., 168. 

Hughes, Dorothy J., daughter of Eugene B. Hughes, 282. 

Hughes, Earle C., son of Memucan Hughes, 329. 

Hughes, Earle M., son of Earle C. Hughes, 329. 

Hughes, Edith, daughter of Warren Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Edward, son of Ellis Hughes, family, 261. 

Hughes, Edward Lawrence, son of Rev. James Potter Hughes, family, 160. 

Hughes, Edward L., son of Joseph Warren Hughes, family, 259. 

Hughes, Edward M., husband of Jennie J. Souder, 240. 

Hughes, Edwin, son of Memucan Hughes, 329, 

Hughes, Eleanor, daughter of Ellis Hughes, 205, family and descend- 
ants, 252. 

Hughes, Eli, son of Thomas H. Hughes, (infant), 286. 

Hughes, Elijah, son of Memucan Hughes, 204. 

Hughes, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Hughes, family, 104. 

Hughes, Elizabeth, admitted to church membership, 60. 

Hughes, Elizabeth H., daughter of Israel Hughes, 259. 



423 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Hughes, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Warren Hughes, family, 259. 

Hughes, Elizabeth, daughter of Ellis Hughes, 205. 

Hughes, Elizabeth Schellenger, daughter of Albert Henry Hughes, 212, 
family and descendants, 223. 

Hughes, Elizabeth Rushton, daughter of Rev. James Potter Hughes, 
family, 159. 

Hughes, Ella Thomas, daughter of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
(infant), 157. 

Hughes, Ellen, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, family, 146. 

Hughes, Ellis, son of Hannah Whilldin, 197, family and descendants, 
205, 341. 

Hughes, Ellis Jr., memorandum of Thomas Hurst Hughes relating to 
parentage of, 37, 38. 

Hughes, Ellis, wife of, 37. 

Hughes, Ellis. Sr., husband of Hannah Whilldin, 100, 197, 341. 

Hughes, Ellis, Sr., will of, 29. 

Hughes, Ellis, marriage, 46. 

Hughes, Ellis, son of Thomas Hurst Hughes, 250, family and descend- 
ants, 261. 

Hughes, Elmira Florence, daughter Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, 157,, 
family and descendants, 174. 

Hughes, Elsie P., daughter of Joseph Warren Hughes, family, 259. 

Hughes, Emily Hurst, daughter Humphrey Hughes, 202, family and de- 
scendants, 213. 

Hughes, Emily Jane, wife of Samuel M. Foster, 118. 

Hughes, Emily Leaming, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, family, 146. 

Hughes, Emma Melinda, daughter James R. Hughes, 151, family and de- 
scendants, 162. 

Hughes, Emma Sinclair, daughter of Rev. James Potter Hughes, 159. 

Hughes, Ester Wms, baptized, 64. 

Hughes, Eugene, son of Eugene B. Hughes, 282. 

Hughes, Eugene B., son of Georgianna Shaw, family, 282. 

Hughes, Florence, daughter of Charles Miller Hughes, family, 167. 

Hughes, Florence May, daughter of Ralph Emerson Hughes, 167. 

Hughes, Floyd, son of Israel Putnam Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Floyd Liston, son of Charles Miller Hughes, family, 167. 

Hughes, Francis, son of Percy V. Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Frank, son of Ellis Hughes, 261. 

Hughes, Frank Wiley, son of Edward Hughes, 261. 

Huglies, Franklin Ramsdell, M. D., son of David Hughes, family, 168. 

Hughes, Frederick Perdue, son of Edward Lawrence Hughes, 160. 

Hughes, George Eldredge, son of Jeremiah Eldredge Hughes, (infant), 150. 

Hughes, George F., son of William C. Hughes, 282. 

Hughes, George H., husband of Georgeanna Shaw, 282. 

Hughes, George Washington, son of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
157. 

Hughes, Gilbert C, son of Thomas H. Hughes, family, 221, 286. 

Hughes, Grace, daughter of Warren Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Gwendolyn, daughter of Edward L. Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 64. 

Hughes, Hannah, daughter of Ellis Hughes, 205. 

Hughes, Hannah Eliza, daughter of James R. Hughes, 151, family and de- 
scendants, 161. 

Hughes, Harold Dalrymple, son of Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer Hughes, 
151. 

Hughes, Harold Franklin, son of Franklin Ramsdell Hughes, M. D., 168. 

Hughes, Harriet Eldredge, daughter of Humphrey Hughes, family and de- 
scendants, 133. 

Hughes, Harriet N., daughter of Priscilla Leaming, family, 146. 

Hughes, Harriet Newell, daughter James R., 150, family and descendants, 
158. 

Hughes, Harriet S., daughter of Georgeanna Shaw, family, 282. 

Hughes, Harry, son of Floyd Liston Hughes, 167. 

Hughes, Harry Taylor, son of Joseph B. Hughes, 251, family, 321. 

Hughes, Harvey H., son of Georgeanna Shaw, 282. 

Hughes, Hattie Peitsmeyer, wife of Edward Lawrence Hughes, 160. 

Hughes, Henry Albert, son of Henry Albert and Edna Burr Catlin Hughes, 
211. 

Hughes, Henry Albert, son of Albert Henry Hughes, 212. 

Hughes, Henry Albert, son of Henry Albert Hughes, 212. 

424 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Hughes, Hetty Williams, daughter of Albert Henry Hugrhes, 212. 

Hugrhes, Horace Henry, son of Henry Albert Hughes, 211. 

Hughes, Humphrey, (Hewes), whaler, 13. 

Hughes, Humphrey, husband of Jane Whilldin, 202. 

Hughes, Humphrey, son of Jane Whilldin, faiuily and descendants, 202. 

Hughes, Humphrey, grandson of James Whilldin, 196. 

Hughes, Humphrey, son of Humphrey Hughes, 202, family and descend- 
ants, 133. 

Hughes, Israel, son of Memucan, 204, family and descendants, 249. 

Hughes, Israel, son of Israel, 249, family and descendants, 259, tombstone, 
342. 

Hughes, Isarael Uutnam, son of Israel Hughes, family, 259. 

Hughes, Jacob, second husband of Priscilla Leaming, 35, 103. 

Hughes, Jacob, son of Priscilla Leaming, 39, 103, family and descend- 
ants, 103. 

Hughes, Jacob Stillwell, son of Jacob Hughes, 103, family and descend- 
ants, 103. 

Hughes, Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer, son of James Rainy Hughes, family, 
151. 

Hughes, James Lawrence, son of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 
(infant), 157. 

Hughes, James Potter, son of Charles Stone Hughes, 159. 

Hughes, Rev. James Potter, son of James R. Hughes, 150, family and de- 
scendants, 159, 160. 

Hughes, James R., son of Jeremiah Eldredge Hughes, 150. 

Hughes, James Rainy, son of Jacob Hughes, 104, family and descendants, 
150, 151. 

Hughes, James Robert, son of Rev. James Potter Hughes, 159. 

Hughes, Jane Schellenger, daughter of Albert Henry Hughes, family and 
scendants, 212, 224, 242. 

Hughes, Jean, daughter of Warren Hughes, 259., 

Hughes, Jennie Walker, daughter of Joseph Henry Hughes, 151. 

Hughes, Jeremiah, son of Jacob Hughes, 104, family and descendants, 14 9. 

Hughes, Jeremiah Eldredge, son of James R. Hughes, family, 150. 

Hughes, Jeremiah Taylor, son of Jeremiah Hughes, 149, family and de- 
scendants, 154. 

Hughes, Jesse, son of Hannah Whilldin, 197. 

Hughes, Jesse, admitted to church membership, 64. 

Hughes, J. Westley, husband of Mary Bennett, 215. 

Hughes, John Haney, son of Ellis, 261, family and descendants, 287. 

Hughes, Major Joseph, death notice of, 63. 

Hughes, Joseph, son of Ellis, 205, family and descendants, 251. 

Hughes, Joseph, son of Thomas B. Hughes, 217. 

Hughes, Joseph Boone, son of Mary Edmunds Hughes, 329. 

Hughes, Joseph Eldredge, son of James R. Hughes, family and descend- 
ants, 151. 

Hughes, Joseph Graham, son of Charles Stone Hughes, 159. 

Hughes, Joseph Henry, son of Joseph Eldredge Hughes, family, 151. 

Hughes, Joseph Paul, husband of Mary Edmunds Hughes, 329. 

Hughes, Joseph Warren, son of Israel Hughes, family, 259. 

Hughes, Judith, daughter of Israel Hughes, 259. 

Hughes, Judith, baptized, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Hughes, Judith E., wife of Israel Leaming, 177. 

Hughes, Julia, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, family, 146, 265. 

Hughes, Laura, daughter of Memucan Hughes, 329. 

Hughes, Laura Somers, daughter of Joseph Eldredge Hughes, family, 151. 

Hughes, Leaming Ellsworth, son of Priscilla Leaming, family, 146. 

Hughes, Lena, daughter of John Haney Hughes, family, 287. 

Hughes, Lena Blattner, daughter of Rebert Chew Hughes, family, 251, 321. 

Hughes, Leslie C, son of Thomas Howard Hughes, 286. 

Hughes, Louisa Edmunds, daughter of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, 
family, 157. 

Hughes, Louisa Miller, daughter of Albert Henry Hughes, family, 211. 

Hughes, Louisa Williams, daughter of Humphrey Hughes, 202, family and 
scendants, 210, 211. 

Hughes Louisa, daughter of Earl C. Hughes, 329. 

Hughes, Lucrissa, daughter of John Haney Hughes, family, 287. 

Hughes, Lucrissa Reeves, daughter of Robert Chew Hughes, family, 321. 

Hughes, Lulu, wife of Floyd Liston Hughes, 167. 

Hughes, Luther Eldredge, son of Rev. James Potter Hughes , family, 160. 

425 



MAYFLOWEB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 



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Lydia, baptized, 61, admitted to church membership, 62. 

Lydia, daughter of Thomas Hurst Hughes, 250, family and de- 
scendants, 262, 263. 

Lydia Page, daughter of Ellis Hughes, 261, family and descend- 
ants, 288. 

Mabel I, daughter of Georgianna Shaw, 282. 

Margaret, daughter of Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer Hughes, 151. 

Maria, daughter of Jeremiah Hughes, 149. 

Marion, daughter of Gilbert C. and Hattie Whilldin Stites 
Hughes, 221. 

Marion, child of Paul S. Hughes, 261. 

Marion Foster, dau. of Rev. James Potter Hughes, family, 160. 

Martha, first wife of Memucan Hughes, 204. 

Martha, daughter of Ellis Hughes, 205. 

Martha, daughter of Memucan Hughes, 204. 

Matilda, daughter of Israel, 249, family and descendants, 260. 

Mary, daughter of Jacob, 103, 104, family and descendants, 148. 

Mary, daughter of Thomas H. Hughes, family, 286. 

Mary, daughter of Memucan Hughes, 329. 

Mary, baptized, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Mary Ann, baptized, 52. 

Mary Bennett, daughter of James Rainy Hughes, family, 151. 

Mary Edmunds, daughter of Memucan Hughes, family, 329. 

Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Albert and Elizabeth S. M. 
Hughes, 211. 

Mary Ella, daughter of Percy V. Hughes, 259. 

Mary Fletcher, dau. of Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer Hughes, 151. 

Mary Green, wife of James Robert Hughes, 159. 
Mary Higbee, daughter of Jacob S. Hughes, family, 103. 

Mary Jane, daughter of Priscilla Learning, family, 146. 

Mary Leaming, daughter of Learning Ellsworth Hughes, 146. 

Mary Ruth, daughter of Jeremiah Taylor Hughes, family, 154. 

Mary Jane, daughter of Earl C. Hughes, 329. 

Memucan, son of Hannah Whilldin, 197, family and descendants, 
204, tombstone, 341. 

Memucan, son of Israel Hughes, 58, 249, family and descend- 
ants, 329. 

Memucan, son of Memucan Hughes, family, 329. 

Memucan, will of, 204. 

Meribah, tombstone, 342. 

Millicent Schellenger, daughter of Robert Edmunds Hughes, 
family, 329. 

Olive, daughter of Ellis Hughes, family, 261. 

Ottilie Gladys, daughter of Luther Eldredge Hughes, 160. 

Ottilie Roberts, daughter of Rev. James Hughes, family, 160. 

Paul Edmunds, son of Mary Edmunds Hughes, 329. 

Paul S., son of Edward Hughes, family, 261. 

Pauline, daughter of Thomas H. Hughes, (infant), 286. 

Percy V., son of Joseph Warren Hughes, family, 259. 

Rachel, admitted to church membership, 60. 

Rachel, daughter of Jeremiah Hughes, 149. 

Rachel C, first wife of Daniel Crowell Ware, 209. 

Ralph Emerson, son of Charles Miller Hughes, family, 167. 

Rhoda Ann, daughter of Jeremiah Taylor Hughes, 154. 

Richard, son of Ellis Hughes, 205. 

Richard, son of Ellis Hughes, 261. 

Ridgway Catlin, son of Henry Albert Hughes, 211. 

Robert Chew, son of John Haney Hughes, 287, family and de- 
scendants, 321. 

Robert Edmunds, son of Memucan Hughes, family, 329. 

Robert Edmunds, son of Mary Edmunds Hughes, 329. 

Sallie Kennedy, daughter of Joseph Henry Hughes, 151. 

Samuel Bishop, son of Franklin Ramsdell Hughes, M. D., 168. 

Sarah, daughter of Thomas H. Hughes, 250, family and descend- 
ants, 313. 

Sarah, admitted to church membership, 64. 

Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah Hughes, 149. 

Sarah, daughter of Ellis Hughes, family, 261, 285. 

Sarah Emily, daughter of Charles Miller Hughes, family, 167. 
Smith, son of Ellis Hughes, 261. 



426 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Hughes, Sophia, daughter of Israel Hughes, 249, family and descendants. 

258. 
Hughes, Sophronia Hermon, wife of Luther Eldredge Hughes, 160. 
Hughes, Thomas Buck, son of Joseph Hughes, family and descendants, 

251. 
Hughes, Thomas Howard, son of Thomas H. Hughes, family, 286. 
Hughes, Thomas H., son of Ellis Hughes, 261, family and descendants, 

286. 
Hughes, Thomas Hurst, son of Ellis Hughes, 205, family and descendants, 

250, 341. 
Hughes, Uriah, husand of Mary Whilldin, 340, 341. 
Hughes, Virginia Graham, daughter of Charles Stone Hughes, 159. 
Hughes, Waiter Phillips, son of Charles Edward Hughes, 167. 
Hughes, Walter Phillips, son of Gilbert C. and Hattie Whilldin Stites 

Hughes, 221. 
Hughes, Warren, son of Israel Putnam Hughes, family, 259. 
Hughes, Warrena, daughter of Warren Hughes, 259. 
Hughes, William, marriage, 44. 

Hughes, William, admitted to church membership, 63. 
Hughes, William, son of Ellis Hughes, 205. 
Hughes, William C, son of Georgianna Shaw, family, 282. 
Hughes, William Somers, son of Joseph Eldredge Hughes, (infant), 151. 
Hughes, William Wheatley, son of Jeremiah Taylor Hughes, famiFy, 154. 
Hughes, William Williams, son of Rev. Daniel Lawrence Hughes, D. D., 

157. 
Hughes, Zeruiah, daughter of Memucan Hughes, 204, family and descend- 
ants, 248. 
HULLINGER, Henry Church, husband of Eleanora Patroni, 263. 
HUMPHREYS, Peter, marriage, people of colour, 45. 
HUNT, Captain, 83. 

Hunt, George, husband of Abigail Schenck, 270. 
Hunter, Rev. Joseph, author of New Plymouth, 75. 
HURST, Elenor, wife (1) of William Whilldin, (2) of Ellis Hughes, 197. 

205. 
HUTCHINSON, Governor, history, 73. 

Hutchinson, Mary, first wife of Evan B. Edmunds, 230. 
HYNSON, Emma Dorothy, daughter of May Louise Johnson, 227. 
Hynson, Garrett, husband of May Louise Johnson, 227. 
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, 113. 

Inez, wife of Furman Learning Pyke, 117. 

INGERSOL, Carrie, wife of John Rutherford, 233. 

INSKEEP, Elinor Curwen, daughter of Elinor Ewing Leaming, 116. 

Inskeep, Furman Leaming, son of Elinor Ewing Leaming, 116. 

Inskeep, George, son of Elinor Ewing Leaming, 116. 

Inskeep, Henry, son of Elinor Ewing Leaming, 116. 

Inskeep, Henry, son of William Inskeep, 116. 

Inskeep, William, son of Elinor Ewing Leaming, family, 116. 

Inskeep, William J., husband of Elinor Ewing Leaming, family, 116. 

Inskeep, William, son of William Inskeep, 116. 

lONA, New Jersey, 287, 321. 

INTERMARRIAGE OF EARLY FAMILIES OF CAPE MAY, 35, 36. 

IREDELL, Hannah, wife of John Corson Edmunds, 294. 

IRELAND, Edmund, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Ireland, Elijah, father of Esther A. Ireland, 111. 

Ireland, Esther A., wife of William Eldredge, 111, 128. 

Ireland, Priscilla, admitted to church membership, 58. 

Ireland, Rachel Somers, mother of Esther A. Ireland, 111. 

IRVINE, Chester Kent, husband of Ottilie Roberts Hughes, 160. 

Irvine, Chester Kent, son of Ottilie Roberts Hughes, 160. 

Irvine, Marion Foster, child of Ottilie Roberts Hughes, 160. 

Irvine, Ottilie Hughes, daughter of Ottilie Roberts Hughes, 160. 

IRWIN. MARY Elizabeth, wife of Richard Edmunds, 290, 326. 

Irwin, Sarah, wife of James R. Leaming, 108. 

ISARD, Debro, admitted to church membership, 55. 

Isard, Elizabeth, baptized, 59. 

Isard, Isaac, baptized, 59. 

Isard, Henry, baptized, 59. 

Isard, Mary, baptized, 59. 

Isard, child of Henry and Deborah Isard, baptized, 59. 

Isard, Sarah, baptized, 59. 



427 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

IZARD, Elizabeth, wife of William Matthews, 252, 264. 

Izard, Sarah, wife of William Mattews, 252, 265. 

IZZARD Jane, second wife of James Whilldin, 100, 196. 

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, 280. 

JACKSON, Harry M., husband of Ethel Lynn Hand, 305. 

JANNEY, Sarah, third wife of John S. Eldredge, 128. 

Jaycox, Dorothy Learning, daughter of Inez Learning, (infant), 147. 

Jaycox, Walter Husted, husband of Inez Learning, 147. 

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, 211. . ,.. rr 

JOAN (a woman of colour), admitted to church membership, 55, 

JOBSON, Charles Reuben, son of Helen Bldredge Burd, 131. 

Jobson, Francis C, husband of Helen Eldredge Burd, 131. 

JOHNSTOWN, New York, 296. 

JOHNSTON, wife of James Stewart Learning, 117. o. ^ „ 

JOHNSON, Albert Hughes, son of Eldridge Johnson and Jane Schellenger 

Hughes, 242. 
Johnson, Albina, daughter of Jacob Eldridge Johnson, 241. 
Johnson, Amos, husband of Louisa Edmunds Whilldin,, 227. 
Johnson. Annie Eldridge, daughter of Jane White Eldridge, 225. 
Johnson, Annie K., daughter of Levi Eldridge Johnson, family, 224 
Johnson, Annie Leaming, daughter of Eldridge Johnson and Jane Schell- 

enger Hughes, 242. f 

Johnson, Benjamin, husband of Emma C. Whilldin, 227. 

Johnson, Bentley, son of John Johnson, 225. .» 

Johnson, Bertha, wife of "Walter Hand, 272. S 

Johnson, Carl Brown, son of Charles Stokley Johnson, 225. 'j 

Johnson, Charles Augustus, son of Stokley Johnson, family, 225. 9 

Johnson Charles Stokley, son of Jane White Eldridge, 225. ^, 

Johnson, Edward, Wonder-working Providence, 79. 5*, 

Johnson, Edward, son of John Johnson, 225. v, v. ., * 

Johnson Edward, son of Eldridge Johnson and Jane Schellenger Hughes, ^^. 

(infant), 242. , ^ , ^ ^ j ' 

Johnson, Eldridge, son of Jane White Eldridge, 224, family and descend- v, 

ants 242. '^ 

Johnson, Elizabeth E., daughter Jane W. Eldridge, 125, family and de- .-^ 

scendants, 136. 4 

Johnson, Eva, daughter of Amelia C. Edmunds, 123. J 

Johnson, Eva Lutz, daughter of Charles Stokley Johnson, 225. * 

Johnson, Evelyn, daughter of Charles Augustus Johnson, 225. „ ^ . 

Johnson, Florence Hughes, daughter of Eldridge Johnson and Jane Schel- 
lenger Hughes, 242. 

Johnson, Franklin Pierce, son of Jane White Eldridge, 225. 

Johnson, Frederick Layton, M. D., son of Eldridge Johnson and Jane 
Schellenger Hughes, 242. 

Johnson, George, son of Henry Stokley Johnson, 224. 

Johnson, Harriet Eldridge, daughter of Stokley Johnson, 225. 

Johnson, Harry Hughes, son of Eldridge Johnson and Jane Schellenger 
Hughes, family, 242. 

Johnson, Henry Stokley,, son of Jane White Eldridge, 224. 

Johnson, Herbert, husband of Jessie Irene Bennett, 166. 

Johnson, Hester Ann Eldridge, daughter of Jane WTiite Eldridge, 224 240. 

Johnson, Jacob Eldridge, son of Jane White Eldridge, 224, family and de- 
scendants, 241. 

Johnson, James Lucas, son of Harry Hughes Johnson, 242. 

Johnson, John, son of Jane White Eldridge, family, 225. 

Johnson, John, son of John Johnson, 225. 

Johnson, John D., husband of Mary Mecray Hildreth, 318. 

Johnson, Joseph White, son of Jane White Eldridge, family, 225. 

Johnson, Kathryn Hildreth, daughter of Mary Mecray Hildreth, 318. 

Johnson, Levi, M. D., son of John Johnson, 225. 

Johnson, Levi Eldridge, son of Jane White Eldridge, family, 224 

Johnson, Lillian, daughter of Jacob Eldridge Johnson, family, 241. 

Johnson, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Mecray Hildreth, 318, 

Johnson, May Louise, daughter of Emma C. Whilldin, 227. 

Johnson, Melvina, daughter of Jacob Eldridge Johnson, family, 241. 

Johnson, Noah White, husband of Jane White Eldridge, 214, 224 

Johnson, Peter Schermerhorn, son of Joseph White Johnson, 225. 

Johnson, Philip Lucas, son of Harry Hughes Johnson, 242, 

Johnson, Rebecca, wife of James D. Rice, 179. 

Johnson, Reuben, husband of Mary Whilldin, 215. 

428 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Johnston, Sophie, wife of Preston Woodnut Eldridg^e, 214. 

Johnson, Stokley, son of Jane White Eldridge, family, 225. 

Johnson, William, husband of Amelia C. Edmunds, 123. 

JONAS. Anna I., daughter of Mary H. Gilbert, 258. 

Jonas, George, husband of Mary H. Gilbert, 258. 

JONES, Edmund, husband of Margaret Souder, 240. 

Jones, Edna, wife of George L. Townsend, 183. : 

Jones, Elizabeth Hand, daughter of Henry Hand Jones, 274. 

Jones, Emily Jane, wife of Charles Richard Hoffman, 145. 

Jones, George Harvey, son of Lena D. Hand, 274. 

Jones, George M., husband of Lena D. Hand, 274. 

Jones, Helen Custis, daughter of Lena D. Hand, family, 274. 

Jones, Henry Hand, son of Lena D. Hand, family, 274. 

Jones, Marion W., child of Henry Hand Jones, 274. 

Jones, Mildred, daughter of Margaret Souder, 240. 

Jones, Millard Boehm, son of Lena D. Hand, 274. 

Jones, Robert Henry, son of Henry Hand Jones, 274. 

Jones, Stephen Schenck, son of Henry Hand Jones, 274. 

JUDSON. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Whiting, 325. 

KANDLE, Ellwood, son of Emma Learning, 178. 

Kandle, Lawrence C, husband of Emma Leaming, 178. 

KASE, Edmund Harris, husband of Mary Paul Cook, 309. 

Kase, Edmund Harris, son of Mary Paul Cook. 309. 

Kase, John, father of Edmund Harris Kase, 309. 

Kase, Mabel Cook, daughter of Mary Paul Cook, 309. 

Kase, Martha Elizabeth Siebold, mother of Edmund Harris Kase, 309. 

KAUPFMAN, Charles, son of Harriet S. Hughes, 282. 

Kauffman, Charles J., husband of Harriet S. Hughes, 282. 

KAY, Andrew T., husband of Virginia Hand, 255. 

KEATING, Edward, first husband of Albina Johnson, 841. 

KEELER, Albert A., son of Charles Springer Keeler, 206. 

Keeler, Charles H., son of Charles Springer Keeler, 206. 

Keeler, Charles Springer, son of Ella Springer, family, 206. 

Keeler, Charles W., husband of Ella Springer, 206. 

Keeler, Frank W. Miller, son of Charles Springer Keeler, 206. 

Keeler, Harvey, son of John Gilbert Keeler, 206. 

Keeler, Jessie Springer, daughter of Ella Springer, (infant), 206. 

Keeler, Jessie Springer, daughter of Charles Springer Keeler, 206. 

Keeler, John C, son of Charles Springer Keeler, 206. 

Keeler, John Gilbert, son of Ella Springer, 206. 

Keeler. Lavinia, wife of Edward Hughes, 261. 

Keeler, Mary Springer, daughter of Ella Springer, family, 206. 

KEHR, Allan Harry, son of Helen Maude Russell, 327. 

Kehr, Donald Calyton, son of Helen Maude Russell, 327. 

Kehr, Harry, husband of Helen Maude Russell, 327. 

KENDALL, Eugene, husband of Hannah Moore Beesley, 179. 

KENNEDY, Linda May, wife of Henry Cleaveland Thompson, 276. 

KENT COUNTY, Delaware, 176. 

Kent, Ephraim, Ruling Elder, Session Book, 52. 

Kent, Luther, husband of Helen Lewis, 325. 

Kent, Minnie, daughter of Helen Lewis, 325. 

KENTUCKY, 235. 

KEOSAUQUA, Iowa, 151. 

KERSHAW, Ada Louise, daughter of Amelia Foster Hughes, 163. 

Kershaw, Albert Carmen, son of John Alfred Kershaw, family, 163. 

Kershaw, Albert Donald, son of Albert Carmen Kershaw, 163. 

Kershaw, Albert V. H., son of Albert Van Houten Kershaw, 163. 

Kershaw, Albert VanHouten, son of Amelia Foster Hughes, family, 103. 

Kershaw, Eliza Gordon, daughter of Amelia Foster Hughes, 163. 

Kershaw, Eva Roberts, daughter of Amelia Foster Hughes, family, 163. 

Kershaw, Jeremiah Hughes, son of Albert Carmen Kershaw, 163. 

Kershaw, Rev. John, husband of Amelia Foster Hughes, 151, 163. 

Kershaw, John Albert, son of Albert Carmen Kershaw, 163. 

Kershaw, John Alfred, son of Amelia Foster Hughes, family, 163. 

Kershaw, John Donald, son of John Alfred Kershaw, 163. 

KIMBALL, Charlotte, wife of Ralph Stevens, 269. 

KINDBBRG, Andrew, husband of Elizabeth Hughes, 259. 

Kindberg, Carl, son of Elizabeth Hughes, 259. 

Kindberg, Ella, daughter of Elizabeth Hughes, 259. | 

KING, William S., husband of Ella V. Eldredge, 126. 

429 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



KINNEY, Anna Harrington, daughter of Louisa Edmunds Hughes, 157, 

Kinney, Florence Lucile, daughter of Louisa Edmunds Hughes, 157. 

Kinney, Herbert Hughes, son of Louisa Edmunds Hughes, 157. 

Kinney. L. Williston, husband of Louisa Edmunds Hughes, 157. 

KIRBY, Ella, daughter of Julia L. Hand, 272. 

Kirby, Jennie, daughter of Julia L. Hand, 272. 

Kirby, John, husband of Julia L. Hand, 272. 

Kirby, Mattie, daughter of Julia L. Hand, family, 272. 

KIRWAN, John Traverse, husband of Lydia Letitia Edmunds, 295, 

Kirwan, Lavinia L., daughter of Lydia Letitia Edmunds, 295. 

Kirwan, Mary Cowart, daughter of Lydia Letitia Edmunds, 295. 

Kirwan, Robert Edmunds, son of Lydia Letitia Edmunds, 295. 

Kirwan, Susan Elizabeth, daughter of Lydia Letitia Edmunds, 295. 

Kirwan, Walter Clifton, son of Lydia Letitia Edmunds, 295. 

KIRPATRICK, Francis, son of Charlotte Learning, 116. 

Kirpatrick, John, son of Charlotte Leaming, 116. 

Kirpatrick, Leaming S., son of Charlotte Leaming, 116. 

Kirpatrick, Samuel S., husband of Charlotte Leaming, 116. 

KOCH, Rudolph, husband of Alice Melvina Townsend, 183. 

KOEHLER, George W., husband of Lillie Ida Edmunds, 231. 

KRAUSE, Sarah, wife of Joseph Hand, 277. 

KROMER, Emma, wife of Edward Maurice Beesley Scott, 179. 

KUGLER, Washington, second husband of Anna C. Perkins, 263. 

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, 157, 174. 

LANDIS, Helen Wales, wife of Frank Willets Cassedy, 283. 

LANGDON, Hannah, wife of Aaron Eldredge, 107, 111. 

LAST SURVIVOR OF THE MAYFLOTVER PASSENGERS, 93. 

LAND, Sara Ann, wife of Walter Hand Savage, 288. 

LAUREL SPRINGS, New Jersey, 136, 298. 

LAWRENCE, family in Cape May, 337, 338. 

Lawrence Ann, wife of Jacob Hughes, 103. 

Lawrence, Rev. Daniel, installed pastor of Cold Spring Presbyterian 
Church, 1754, page 41, family and descendants, 337. 

LAWS, Edward A., husband of Harriet N. Oakley, 158. 

LEACH, Marietta, wife of George Schellenger Ware, 209. 

Leach, Sophia Elizabeth, wife of Liburn Harwood Townsend, 184. 

LEAMING, Aaron, second Diary of, 25, 35, 102, 143. 

Leaming, Aaron, son of Aaron Leaming, 144. 

Leaming, Aaron, son of Charlotte Eldredge, 108, family and descendants, 
144, tombstone, 343. 

Leaming, Abbie Elizabeth, daughter of Philip Stites Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Abigail Hughes, daughter Israel, 177, family and descendants, 
182. 

Leaming, Abigail, daughter of Jeremiah Leaming, family, 114. 

Leaming, Alice Stewart, daughter of George C. Leaming, 117. 

Leaming, Allison, son of Christopher Leaming, 105. 

Leaming, Amanda, Melvina, daughter of Jacob Leaming, family, 183. 

Leaming, Amelia Augusta, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, family, 147. 

Leaming, Anna, daughter of Jeremiah Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, Anne Stewart, daughter of George Curwen Leaming, 117. 

Leaming, Anne, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Augusta, daughter of Parsons Leaming, (infant), 144. 

Leaming, Byron, son of Humphrey Leaming, family, 147. 

Leaming, Charles L., husband of Jennie Edmunds Reeves, 310. 

Leaming, Charlotte, daughter of Jeremiah, 115. 

Leaming, Charlotte, daughter of Henry, family, 116. 

Leaming, Charlotte, daughter of Aaron Leaming, 144, 252. 
Leaming, Christopher, first ancestor of family, 13, 25. 

Leaming, Christopher, son of Hannah Whilldin, 99, family and descend- 
ants, 105. 
Leaming, Christopher, son of Christopher Leaming, 105. 
Leaming, Christopher, son of Humphrey Leaming, 178. 
Leaming, Dr. Coleman F., son of Jeremiah Leaming, family, 114. 
Leaming, Coleman F., son of Richard S. Leaming, family and descend- 
ants, 115. 
Leaming, Deborah, daughter of Christopher Leaming, 105. 
Leaming, Deborah, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, (infant), 178. 
Leaming, Donald Woodruff, son of Byron Leaming, 147. 
Leaming, Dorothy, daughter of Joseph E. Leaming, 127, 
Leaming, Edmund B., husband of Edith Hand, 207. 

430 



mayflowi:r descendants in cape may county 

Learning-, Edmund B.. son of Edith Hand, 207. 

Learning-, Edmund Spicer, son of Jacob Spicer Learning:, 183. 

Learning, Edwin, son of Christopher Leaming, 105. 

Learning, Edwin T., son of Dr. Coleman F. Leaming, 114. 

Leaming, Elinor, daughter of Lewis Leaming, 116. 

Leaming, Elinor Curwen, daughter of Furman M. Leaming, 117. 

Leaming, Elinor Ewing, daughter of Furman Leaming, family, 116. 

Leaming, Eliza, daughter of Thomas Leaming, family, 106. 

Leaming Eliza, daughter Hannah Stites, 144, family and descendants, 
145. 

Leaming, Eliza, daughter of Hannah Stites, 144, family and descendants, 
145. 

Leaming, Elizabeth, daughter of Furman Leaming, family and descend- 
ants, 113. 

Leaming, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Leaming, 99, 106. 

Leaming, Elizabeth Meigs, daughter of Furman Leaming, family, 117. 

Leaming, Emily, daughter of Henry Leaming, 116. 

Leaming, Emily, daughter of Aaron Leaming, 144, family and descend- 
ants, 300. 

Leaming, Emily Bartlett, daughter of Philip Stites Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Emma, daughter Furman, 113. 

Leaming, Emma, daughter of Dr. Coleman F. Leaming, 114. 

Leaming, Emma, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, family, 178. 

Leaming, Emma Holmes, daughter of George Curwen Leaming, 117. 

Leaming, Esther, daughter of Christopher, wife of Eli Foster, 105. 

Leaming, Esther, daughter of Hannah Whilldin, wife of William Eldredge, 
99. 

Leaming, Fisher, son of Jeremiah Fisher Leaming, (infant). 189. 

Leaming, Florence Lucile, daughter of Philip Stites Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Florence Marcella, dau. of James Smith Leaming, family, 177, 

Leaming, Francis Wain, son of Jeremiah Fisher Leaming, 189. 

Leaming, Prank, son of Richard S. and Amelia Ludlam Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, Frank B., son of Byron Leaming, 147. 

Leaming, Frank Spicer, son of James Smith Leaming, 177. 

Learning, Furman, son of Charlotta Eldredge, 108, family and descend- 
ants, 113. „ ,,^ 

Leaming, Furman, son of Furman, 113, family and descendants, 116, 117. 

Leaming, Furman Maskell, son of Furman Leaming, family, 117. 

Leaming, George Curwen, son of Furman Leaming, family, 117. 

Leaming, George Curwen, son of George Curwen, family, 117. 

Leaming, George Philip Humphrey, son of Philip Stites Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Hannah, daughter of Christopher Leaming, family and descend- 
ants, 179. 

Leaming, Hannah, daughter of Furman Leaming, 113. 

Leaming, Hannah, dau. of Aaron Leaming, family and descendants, 144 

Leaming, Hannah, daughter of Parsons Leaming, (infant), 144. 

Leaming, Hannah, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Hannah, daughter of Lemuel Leaming, 177. 

Leaming, Hannah, dau. of James i^eaming and Lydia Whilldin, family 180 

Leaming, Hannah, wife of Milton Cresse, 185. 

Leaming, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 54. 

Leaming, Hannah, admitted to church membership, 60. 

Leaming, Harriet L., daughter of Joseph F. Leaming, family, 115. 

Leaming, Helen, first wife of Jacob Spicer Leaming. 183. 

Leaming, Henrietta, daughter of Rebecca Bennett, 164. 

Leaming, Henry, son of Furman Leaming, 113. 

Leaming, Henry, son of Furman Leaming, 116. 

Leaming, Humphrey, son of Christopher Leaming, 105, family and de- 
scendants, 178. 

Leaming, Humphrey, son of Humphrey Leaming, family, 178. 

Leaming, Humphrey, son of Hannah Stites, 144, family and descendant^ 
147. 

Leaming, Hunter Bell, son of Henry Leaming, family, 116. 

Leaming, Inez, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, familj', 147. 

Leaming, Isabella, daughter of Joseph F. Leaming, family, 114. 

Leaming, Israel, son of Spicer Leaming, family, 177. 

Leaming, Jacob, son of Christopher Leaming, 105. 

Leaming, Jacob Spicer, son of Jacob Leaming, family, 183. 

Leaming, Jacob, son of Spicer Leaming, 177, family and descendants, 183, 

Leaming, Jacob Spicer, son of Jacob Spicer Leaming, 183. 

431 



MAYFLOWEH DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Learning:, James, son of Hunter Bell Learning, 116. 

Learning-, Jannes, son of Spicer Learning-, 177, family and descendants, 180, 

Learning, James, on of James Learning, 127, 180. 

Learning, James, son of James R. Leaming, 108. 

Learning, James Rainy, son of Charlotta Eldredge, family and descend- 
ants, 108. 

Leaming, James Smith, son of Swain Leaming, family, 177. 

Leaming, James Stewart, son of George Curwen Leaming, 117. 

Leaming, Jane, dau. of Hannah Whilldin, wife of William Doubleday, 99. 

Leaming, Jane, dau. of James Learning and Lydia Whilldin, family and 
descendants, 180, 272. 

Leaming, Jeremiah Fisher, son of Thomas Leaming, 106, family and de- 
scendants, 189. 

Leaming, Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah, family and descendants, 115. 

Leaming, Jeremiah, son of Charlotta Eldredge, 108, family and descend- 
ants, 114, 115. 

Learning, Jeremiah Cropsy, son of Joseph F. Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, John Quincy, son of Aaron Leaming, 144. 

Leaming, Jonathan, son of Aaron Leaming, 2nd, husband of Margaret 
Stltes, 102. 

Leaming, Jonathan, son of James R. Leaming, 108. 

Leaming, Joseph Curwen, son of Furman Leaming, 116. 

Leaming, Joseph E., son of James Leaming, 180, family, 127. 

Leaming, Joseph F., son of Jeremiah Leaming, family and descendants, 
114. 

Leaming, Joseph Falkenburg, son of Jeremiah, family, 115. 

Leaming, Josephine, daughter of Dr. Coleman Fisher Leaming, 114. 

Leaming, Julia, daughter of Robert Wain Leaming, 192. 

Leaming, Katharine, daughter of Jeremiah Leaming, family, 115. 

Leaming, Lemuel, son of Spicer Leaming, family, 177, tombstone, 343. 

Leaming, Lewis, son of Henry Leaming, family, 116. 

Leaming, Lewis, son of Furman Leaming, 113. 

Leaming, Lewis C, son of Coleman F. Leaming, family, 115. 

Leaming, Lewis C, son of Lewis C. Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, Louise, daughter of Lewis Leamin"- 116. 

Leaming, Luther, son of Lewis Leaming, 116. 

Leaming, Lydia, daughter of Thomas Leaming, 101, 106. 

Leaming, Lydia, daughter of Thomas Leaming, wife of J. Somers Smith, 
106, 188. 

Leaming, Lydia, daughter of Aaron Leaming, 144, 177. 

Leaming, Lydia, wife of Lemuel Leaming, 177. 

Leaming, Lydia, daughter of James Leaming and Lydia Whilldin, family 
and descendants, 180, 220. 

Leaming, Mabel, daughter of Furman M. Leaming, 117. 

Leaming, Margaret (Stites), grave of, 35. 

Leaming, Maria, daughter of Spicer Leaming, 177, family and descend- 
ants, 181. 

Leaming, Marion, child of George C. Leaming, Jr., 117. 

Leaming, Mary, daughter of Charlotta Eldredge, 108. 

Leaming, Mary, daughter of Furman Leaming, 113. 

Leaming, Mary, daughter of Aaron Leaming, family, 144. 

Leaming, Mary, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, 178. 

Leaming, Mary Curwen, daughter of Henry Leaming, family, 116. 

Leaming, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Byron Leaming, 147. 

Learning, Mary Elmer, daughter of Furman Leaming, family, 117. 

Leaming, Mary Emlen, daughter of Robert Wain Leaming, 192, family 
and descendants, 193. 

Leaming, Mary F., daughter of James Leaming, 180, family and descend- 
ants, 184. 

Leaming, Marjorie, daughter of Joseph F. Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, Mercy, daughter of Hannah Whilldin, 99, family and descend- 
ants, 101. 

Leaming, Parsons, son of Aaron Leaming, 144. 

Leaming, Persons, husbands of Charlotta Eldredge, 107, 108. 

Leaming, Phebe, daughter of Hannah Whilldin. wife of John Garlick, 99. 

Leaming, Philip Stites, son of Humphrey Leaming, family, 178. 

Leaming, Priscilla, daughter of Hannah Whilldin, marriage 35, tombstone 
36, family and descendants, 99, 102, 103. 

Leaming, Priscilla, daughter Margaret Stites, 102, family and descend- 
ants, 143. 

432 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Learning, Priscllla. daughter of Hannah Stites 144, family and descend- 
ants, 146, tombstone, 343. 
Leaming, Rachel, daughter of Humphrey Leaming, family, 178. 
Learning, Rebecca, daughter of Rebecca Bennett, 164. 
Leaming, Rebecca, daughter of Jeremiah Fisher Leammg, family, 189. 
Leaming, Rebecca Wain, daughter of Robert Wain Leaming 189, 192. 
Leaming, Richard Eldredge, son of Jacob Spicer Leaming, 183. 
Leaming, Richard S., son of Jeremiah Leaming, family and descendants, 

Leaming, Richard S., son of Coleman F. Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, Robert "Wain, son of Jeremiah Fisher, 189, family and descend- 
ants, 192. 

Leaming, Sarah, daughter of Furman Leaming, 113. 

Leaming, Sarah, wife of Edmund Bentley Wales, 316, 

Leaming, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Leaming, Somers, son of James R. Leaming, 108. ^ ,, , . , 

Leaming, Spicer, son of Christopher Leaming, 105, family and descend- 
ants, 177. 

Leaming, Spicer, son of Swain Leaming, 177. 

Leaming, Stevenson M., son of Thomas Fisher Leaming, 106. 

Leaming, Susan Falkenburg, daughter of Jeremiah Leaming, family and 
descendants, 115. 

Leaming , Susan Falkenburg, daughter of Joseph F. Leaming, 115. 

Leaming, Swain, son of Spicer Leaming, family, 177. 

Leaming, Thelma, daughter of Byron Leaming, 147. 

Leaming, Theresa Eldredge, daugther of Jacob Leaming, family, 183. 

Leaming, Thomas, anecdotes of, 14, 36. 

Leaming, Thomas, husband of Hannah Whilldin, 98, 99. 

Leaming, Thomas, son of Hannah Whilldin, 99, family and descendants, 

Leaming, Thomas, son of Thomas Leaming, family and descendants, 106. 

Leaming, Thomas, son of Jeremiah Fisher Leaming, 189. 

Leaming, Thomas, son of Robert Wain Leaming, 192. 

Leaming, Thomas Fisher, son of Thomas Leaming, family and descend- 
ants, 106. 

Leaming, Dr. Walter S., husband of Rebecca Bennett, 164. 

LEAMINGTON, England, 281. 

LEE, Alexander, son of Martha Ann Hand, (infant), 280. 

Lee, Alphonzo Durham, husband of Martha Ann Hand, 256, 279. 

Lee, Anetta, daughter of Martha Ann Hand, (infant), 280. 

Lee, Elizabeth, daughter of Martha Ann Hand, (infant), 279. 

Lee, Julia Etta, daughter of Martha Ann Hand, 279. 

Lee, Lizzie Hortense, daughter of Martha Ann Hand, family, 144, 280. 

Lee, Madelene Naves, daughter of Martha Ann Hand, family, 280. 

Lee, Sarah, daughter of Martha Ann Hand, (infant), 279. 

Lee, Walter L., husband of Katharine Leaming, 115. 

Lee, Walter L., son of Katharine Leaming, 115. 

LENGERT, Edith Cresson, daughter of George Eldredge Lengert, 133. 

Lengert, George Eldredge. son of Harriet Eldredge Hughs, family and 
descendants, 133. 

Lengert, Harriet Hughes, dau. of George Eldredge Lengert, family, 133. 

Lengert, Lida Francesca, daughter of George Eldredge Lengert, 133. 

Lengert, M. Augustus, son of George Eldredge Lengert, 133. 

Lengert, Michael Augustus, husband of Harriet Eldredge Hughes, 133. 

LENNIG, Nicholas, husband of Julia Leaming, 192, (where the name is 
wrongly printed "Leaming") 

LEUF, Dr. Alexander Hubert Providence, husband of Jennie Whilldm 
Hall, 243. 

Leuf, Grace Hall, daughter of Jennie Whilldin Hall, family, 243. 

Leuf, Ralph Rea, son of Jennie Whilldin Hall, 243. 

LEVER, Charlotte, wife of Arthur Hughes, 154. 

LEVERGOOD, Helen Tyler, wife of John George Walter, 138. 

LEXINGTON, Indiana, 324. 

LEWIS, Almira Butterfield, daughter of Rev. Daniel Davis Lewis, 323. 

Lewis, Rev. Daniel Davis, son of Mary Davis, 323. 

Lewis, George, husband of Mary Davis, 323. 

Lewis, Helen, daughter of Isaac Lewis, 325. 

Lewis, Isaac, son of Elizabeth Whiting, 325. 

Lewis, Judson, husband of Elizabeth Whiting, 325. 

Lewis, Mildred Russ, wife of William Cowart Edmunds, 295. 

LEWISTON, Illinois, 151. 

433 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

LEYCOCK, Mary Emma, wife of Charles Eldredge Town, 137. 

LEYDBN, Holland, 66, university of, 67. 

LINDSAY, Charlotte L. W., wife of Henry Hand Eldredge, 304. 

LINDENWOLD, New Jersey, 299. 

LINERD, Eliza F., wife of James Henry Eldredge, 129. 

LINWOOD, New Jersey, 110, 121. 

LITTLE COMPTON, 324. 

LITTLETON, Helen Ann, daughter of Frances "Woodward Chambers, 319. 

Littleton, William Richard, husband of Frances Woodward Chambers, 319. 

LIVELY, Franklin, baptized , 61. 

Lively, Joanna, baptized, 60. 

Lively, Nancy, baptized 60. 

Lively, Theti, admitted to church membership, 57. 

LLEWELLYN, Mamie, wife of Louis Duke, 235. 

LLOYD, Edward R., son of Hannah Learning Rice, 330. 

Lloyd, Eugene W., son of Hannah Leaming Rice, family, 330. 

Lloyd, Imogene, daughter of Hannah Leaming Rice, 330. 

Lloyd, Leaming R., son of Hannah Leaming Rice, 330. 

Lloyd, Lewis B., husband of Hannah Leaming Rice. 330. 

Lloyd, Maria, daughter of Hannah Leaming Rice, 330. 

Lloyd, Rachel, daughter of Hannah Leaming Rice, family, 330. 

Lloyd. Stanley, son of Eugene W. Lloyd, 330. 

LOCKWOOD, Cora, first wife of Joseph F. Leaming, 115. 

LONG, Deborah N., wife of Samuel Shields Edmunds, 216. 

Long Branch, New Jersey, 163. 

Long Island, 12. 

LONGPORT, New Jersey, 225. 

LOPER, William C, husband of Harriet W. Shaw, 282. 

Loper, William Stultz, son of Harriet W. Shaw, (infant), 282. 

"LOST COLONY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS," 3. 

LOTHROP, Mehitable, daughter of Experience Gorham, 323. 

Lothrop, Thomas, husband of Experience Gorham, 323. 

LOUISBURG, 7, 8. 

Louisburg Expedition, 5. 

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, 312. 

LOWER BANK, New Jersey, 165. 

Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, 183. 

LOWERY, Albert, second husband of Amelia C. Ednnmds, 123. 

LOWNDES COUNTY, Alabama, 130. 

LUCAS, Katherine Stewart, wife of Harry Hught^.s .Fohnson, 242. 

LUDLAM, Amelia, wife of Richard S. Leaming, 115. 

Ludlam, Deborah, daughter of Rachel Leaming, 178. 

Ludlam, Hannah, wife of Fui-man Leaming, 108, 113. 

Ludlam, Hannah S., daughter of Rachel Leaming, family, 178. 

Ludlam, Humphrey, son of Rachel Leaming, 178. 

Ludlam, Leaming, son of Rachel Leaming, 178. 

Ludlam, Levi, husband of Rachel Leaming, 178. 

Ludlam, Maria Swain, wife of Leaming M. Rice, 179, 330. 

Ludlam, Martha Swain, wife of Leaming M. Rice, 179, 330. 

Ludlam, Reuben, son of Rachel Leaming, 178. 

Ludlam, Ruhama, wife of Humphrey Cresse, 143. 

Ludlam, Sarah, w:fe of Humphrey Leaming, 178. 

LUTZ, Anna Bella, wife of Charles Stokley Johnson, 225. 

LYONS, Jean, child of Mella Hand, 272. 

Lyons, Russell, husband of Mella Hand, 272. 

McBRIDE, Daniel, husband of Hetty Eldridge, 214. 

McCANN, Margaret, wife of Joseph S. H. Edmonds. 121, 123. 

McCarthy, Carlton Raphael, husband of Inez Madeline Rose, 147. 

McCONNELL, Georgia, 324. 

McCORMICK, Clara L., wife of Richard Townsend Hand, 207. 

McDowell, Ettle Blanche, first wife of Barrington Sanford Eldredge, 

131. 
McGEB, Alex, husband of Mabel I. Hughes, 282. 
McGEEGAN, Martha, wife of Enoch Hampton Moore, M. D., 219. 
McGINNBS, Elizabeth Catharine, first wife of Rev. Jacob Van Rensselaer 

Hughes, 151. 
McGUIRE, John, husband of Harriet L. Leaming, 115. 
McGuire, John Leaming, son of Harriet L. Leaming, 115. 
McKARAHER, Andrew J., husband of Catharine Schellenger, family, 253. 
McKENNA, Mary, wife of Jonas Stansbury Miller, 211, 
Mcknight, J., husband of Charlotte Leaming, 114. 

434 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

McLEAN, Sallie A., second wife of Barrington Sanford Eldredge, 131. 

McMINN, Charles W., son of Hannah Eliza Hughes, (infant), 161. 

McMinn, Elizabeth F., daughter of Hannah Eliza Hughes, 161. 

McMinn, Lawrence N., son of Hannah Eliza Hughes, (infant), 161. 

McMinn, James H., son of Hannah Eliza Hughes, (infant), 161. 

McMinn, John Calvin, son of Hannah Eliza Hughes, (infant), 161. 

McMinn, Thomas, husband of Hannah Eliza Hughes, 151, 161. 
McNeill, Ocle May, wife of Lewis Stlllwell Hoffman, 331. 

McNeill, Rose, wife of Stokley Johnson, 225. 

McWILLIAMS, J. Chester, husband of Gertrude Johnson Harris, 301. 

MacINTYRE, Mary, wife of Thomas M. Reeves, 287. 

MacNAMEE, Josephine, wife of James Smith Leaming, 177. 

MADISON, Indiana, 324. 

Madison County, New York, 324. 

MACRAY (Mecray) James, baptized, 62. 

Macray (Mecray) Jeremiah Eldredge Foster, baptized, 62. 

Macray (Mecray) John, baptized, 61. 

Macray (Mecray) John, marriage, 43. 

Macray (Mecray) Hannah, admitted to church membership, 61. 

MAGAWLY, Cerati, Count de Calry, husband of Ellen Falkenburg Ab' 
bott, 115. 

Magawly de Calry, Patricia, daughter of Valerio Magawly de Calry, 115, 

Magawly de Calry, Robert Louis, son of Ellen Falkenburg Abbott, 115. 

Magawly de Calry, Valerio, son of Ellen Falkenburg Abbott, 115. 

Magawly de CJalry, Rose, dau. of Ellen Falkenburg Abbott, family, 115. 

MALONEY, Gordon Eldredge, son of Harriet Hughes Lengert, 133. 

Maloney, Mercer Sherwood, son of Harriet Hughes Lengert, 133. 

Maloney. Philip Mercer, husband of Harriet Hughes Lengert, 133. 

MALSBARY, Dale, child of Mary Curwen Leaming, 116. 

Malsbary, Mildred, daughter of Mary Curwen Leaming, 116. 

Malsbury, Samuel C, husband of Mary Curwen Leaming, 116. 

MARCY, Virgil Maro Dow, M. D., husband of Helen Brown Williams, 284. 

Marcy, Virgil Maro Dow, son of Helen Brown Williams, 284. 

MARRIAGES, record of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 1804-1813, 
43-46. 

MASCARENE, Governor, 7. 

MARSHALL, Benjamin H., son of Sarah Hughes, family, 285. 

Marshall, Burroughs, son of James L. Marshall, 285. 

Marshall, Ellen, daughter of Sarah Hughes, 285. 

Marshall, Ellis H., son of Sarah Hughes, 28-5. 

Marshall, Emma, daughter of James L. Marshall, 285. 

Marshall, Harriet O., daughter of Benjamin H. Marshall, 285. 

Marshall, James L., son of Sarah Hughes, family, 285. 

Marshall, Joseph C, M. D., son of Sarah Hughes, 285. 

Marshall, Mary, wife of Jeremiah L. Eldredge, 125. 

Marshall, Randolph, M. D., husband of Sarah Hughes, 261, 285. 

Marshall, Randolph, M. D., son of Sarah Hughes, 285. 

Marshall, Sarah, daughter of Sarah Hughes, family, 285. 

Marshall, Sarah H., daughter of Benjamin H. Marshall 285. 

Marshall, Sarah H., daughter of Ellis H. Marshall, 285. 

Marshall, Thomas, son of Ellis H. Marshall, 285. 

MARSHALLVILLE, New Jersey, 285, 290, 294. 

MARSHFIELD, Massachusetts, 8, 323. 

MARTIN, May, wife of Frederick James Crowell, 186. 

Martin, Sadie, Wife of Richard H. Thompson, 276. 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS PUB> 
LICATIONS, 75. 

MASSASOIT, visit of Pilgrims to, 85, 86. 

MATLOCK, Charlotte L., daughter of Abigail Leaming, 114. 

Matlock, Elizabeth B., daughter of Abigail Leaming, 114. 

Matlock, Ellen L., daughter of Abigail Leaming, 114. 

Matlock, Leaming, son of Abigail Leaming, 114. 

Matlock, Mary L., daughter of Abigail Leaming, 114. 

Matlock, Robert K., husband of Abigail Leaming, family, 114. 

Matlock, Robert K.. son of Abigail Leaming, 114. 

MATHIS, D. E., second husband of Lois H. Stevens, 139. 

Mathis, Leah, first wife of Maskell Ware. 209, 222. 

Mathis, Mabel, wife of Bentley Wales Young, 315. 

MATTOX. Evert, husband of of Anna Matthews, 302. 

MATTHEWS, Rev. Albert, son of William Matthews, 264, family and de- 
scendants, 300. 

435 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Matthews, Albert J., son of Richard Matthews, 264. 

Matthews, Albert H., son of Rev. Albert Matthews, family, 300. 

Matthews, Alfred, husband of Florence Hughes, 167. 

Matthews, Alice V., daughter of Silas Matthews, 146. 

Matthews, Anna, daughter of Franklin H. Matthews, 302. 

Matthews, Awilda, daughter of William Henry Matthews, 265. 

Matthews, Charles Alfred, son of Florence Hughes, 167. 

Matthews, Charles, son of William Matthews, 265. 

Matthews, Clarence H., son of Silas Matthews, 146. 

Matthews, Eleanore, baptized, 57. 

Matthews, Elizabeth, daughter of William Matthews, 265, family and de- 
scendants, 301. 

Matthews, Ethel L.., daughter of William L. Matthews, 300. 

Matthews, Eva H., daughter of Albert H, Matthews, 300. 

Matthews, F. S., husband of Mary Beesley, 179. 

Matthews, Francis, son of Mary Tuft Beesley, 179. 

Matthews, Franklin H., son of Jonathan H. Matthews, family, 302. 

Matthews, Hannah, daughter of Eleanor Hughes, 252, family and descend- 
ants, 266. 

Matthews, Hannah, baptized, 57. 

Matthews, Isaac Page, son of William Matthews, 265. 

Matthews, Irene, daughter of William Price Matthews, 167, 302. 

Matthews, Irene B., daughter of William Price Matthews, 286, 302. 

Matthews, Isabella, daughter of Eleanor Hughes, 252, family and descend- 
ants, 267. 

Matthews, Jennie B., daughter of Jonathan H. Matthews, family, 302. 

Matthews, Jonathan H., son of William Matthews, 265, family and de- 
scendants, 302. 

Matthews, Jonathan H., son of Jonathan H. Matthews, 302. 

Matthews, Kate S., daughter of Rev. Albert Matthews, (infant), 300. 

Matthews, Lottie L., daughter of Rev. Albert Matthews, 300. 

Matthews, Mary, wife of Montgomery C. Meigs, family, 113. 

Matthews, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Tuft Beesley, 179. 

Matthews, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan H. Matthews, family, 
302. 

Matthews, Mary Emma, daughter of Rev. Albert Matthews, family, 300. 

Matthews, Richard, son of William Matthews, (infant), 264. 

Matthews, Richard, son of William Matthews, family, 264. 

Matthews, Silas, husband of Eleanor Hughes, 205, 252. 

Matthews, Silas, son of William Matthews, family, 146, 265. 

Matthews, Silas, baptized, 64. 

Matthews, Thelma, daughter of Jonathan H. Matthews, 302. 

Matthews, Thomas, baptized, 57. 

Matthews, Thomas, son of Eleanor Hughes, 252. 

Matthews. Walter Scott, son of Jonathan H. Matthews, 302. 

Matthews, William, baptized, 57. 

Matthews, William, son of Eleanor Hughes, 252, family and descendants, 
264, 265. 

Matthews William Henry, son of William Matthews, family, 265. 

Matthews, William L., son of Rev. Albert Matthews, family, 300. 

Matthews, William Price, son of Jonathan H. Matthews, family, 167, 302. 

Matthias (Matthews?) Silas, admitted to church membership, 55. 

MAXWELL, Mary Maull, wife of Paul Henry Barnes, 260. 

MAY, OLIVE, wife of Francis Henry Edmunds, 296. 

MAYFLOWER, ship, 66, 68, passengers, 71, 72, return of 85, "Log" of 325. 

MAYNE, John, husband of Arabella Schellenger, family, 253. 

MAY'S LANDING, New Jersey, 270, 271, 317. 

MAYS, C. C, husband of Marion Tuthill, 198. 

MEARS, Howard Foster, son of Marion Upham Foster, 171. 

Mears, James Albert, husband of Marion Upham Foster, 171. 

Mears, James Albert, son of Marion Upham Foster, 171. 

Mears, John Carr, son of Marion Upham Foster, (infant), 171. 

Mears, Samuel, son of Marion Upham Foster, 171. 

MECRAY, Ann, wife of Christopher Learning, 105. 

Mecray, Elizabeth Hughes, daughter of Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes, 
family, 223. 

Mecray, Frank Bacon, husband of Millicant Schellenger Hughes, 329. 

Mecray, Harriet Hughes, daughter of Millicent Schellenger Hughes, 329. 

Mecray, Helen Boyer, daughter of Paul Mulford Mecray, M. D., 223. 



436 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Mecray, Hulda Schellenger, daughter of Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes, 
(infant), 223. 

Mecray, James, married, 33. , „,„ „„_ 

Mecray, James, M. D., husband of Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes, 212, 223. 

Mecray, Dr. Mrs. James, Bible, 32, 33. 

Mecray, James, second husband of Rachel Somers Eldredge, 139. 

Mecray, James, son of Rachel Lloyd, 330. 

Mecray, Jay E., husband of Rachel Lloyd, 330. 

Mecray, John, married, 33. „, , ^^..^ ^, „,o 

Mecray, Martha Orr, wife of James Monroe Edmunds Hudreth, 318. 

Mecray, Paul Mulford, M. D., son of Elizabeth Schellenger Hughes, family 
223. 

Mecray, Paul Mulford, son of Paul Mulford Mecray, M. D., 223. 

Mecray, Rachel Somers, daughter of Rachel Somers Eldredge, 128, 139. 

Mecray, Rebecca, daughter of Rachel Lloyd, 330. 

MBDFORD, New York, 147. ^ ^ ., ^,„ 

MEIGS, Charles D., husband of Elizabeth Leaming, family, 113. 

Meigs, Charles D., son of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Elizabeth, daughter of Montgomery C. Meigs, 113. 

Meigs, Emily Biddle, daughter of Elizabeth Leaming, family, 113. 

Meigs, Emily Biddle, daughter of Montgomery C. Meigs, 113. 

Meigs, Harry L., son of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, James M., son of Montgomery Meigs, 113. 

Meigs, John Forsyth, son of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Lewis L., son of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Mary L., daughter of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Montgomery C, son of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Montgomery, son of Montgomery C. Meigs, 113. 

Meigs, Richard, husband of Jane Hand, 207. 

Meigs, Samuel, son of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

Meigs, Sarah Thockmarton, daughter of Elizabeth Leaming, 113. 

MELVIN, Alexis Merritt, son of Amanda Louise Merritt, 176. 

Melvin, Bascom Worthington, husband of Amanda Louise Merritt, 176. 

Melvin, Frank Worthington, son of Amanda Louise Merritt, 176. 

Melvin, Irma Herndon, daughter of Amanda Loiuse Merritt, 176. 

Melvin, Sara Irene, wife of William Francis Williams, 284. 

Melvin, Sue Hardcastle, daughter of Amanda Louise Merritt, family, 176. 

MERCHANT ADVENTURERS, 67. 

MERRETT, Anna, baptized, 53. 

Merrett, Elizabeth, baptized, 53. 

Merrett, Isaac, baptized, 63. 

Merret, Rebecca, admitted to church, 51. 

MERRITT, Alexis Grasson, son of Louisa Stevens Bennett, 153, family 
and descendants, 176. 

Merritt, Amanda Louise, daughter of Alexis Grasson Merritt, family, 176. 

Merritt, Amanda Virginia, daughter of Louisa Stevens Bennett, 153. 

Merritt, Anna Marie, daughter of James Robb Merritt, 322. 

Merritt, Edna May, daughter of James Robb Merritt, (infant), 322. 

Merritt, Edwin, son of James Robb Merritt, 322. 

Merritt, Ella Oliver, daughter of Louisa Stevens Bennett, 153. 

Merritt, Frances, daughter of James Robb Merritt, 322. 

Merritt, George, son of Louisa Stevens Bennett, (infant), 153. 

Merritt, Isaac Printz, husband of Louisa Stevens Bennett, 148, 153. 

Merritt, Isaac Printz, son of Louisa Stevens Bennett, 153. 

Merritt, Helen Mar, daughter of James Robb Merritt, 322. 

Merritt, James Robb, son of John Bennett Merritt, 153, family and de- 
scendants, 322. 

Merritt, James Robb, son of James Robb Merritt, 322. 

Merritt, John Bennett, son of Louisa Stevens Bennett, family, 153. 

Merritt, John Bennett, son of Alexis Grasson Merritt, 176. 

Merritt, John Bennett, son of James Robb Merritt, (infant), 322. 

Merritt, John Henry, son of James Robb Merritt, (infant), 322. 

Merritt, Louisa Bennett, daughter of Louisa Stevens Bennett, family, 153. 

MERCHANTVILLE, New Jersey, 120, 326. 

MERRYWEATHER, Gertrude, third wife of James Rundle Smith, 190, 
195. 

METCALF, Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Whilldin Hand, 207. 

METHODIST CEMETERY, Cape May Court House, 200. 

437 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

MEY, Captain Cornelius Jacobese, 16. 
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Massachusetts, 85. 
MIDDLBTON, Jacob, husband of Sarah Hughes, 149. 
MILLER, Aaron, baptized, 59. 

Miller, Amelia C, daughter of Anna B. Edmonds, family, 123. 
Miller, Constant, baptized, 58. 

Miller, Edward Marcy, son of Mary Jane Ware, 239. 
Miller, Edwin Cummings, husband of Cora Lee Rutherford, 328. 
Miller, Elizabeth Stillwell Edmunds, daughter of Louisa Hughes Ed- 
munds, family, 211. 
Miller, Frank Whitaker, son of Mary Jane Ware. 239. 
Miller, George Wilson, husband of Hetty Williams Hughes, 212. 
Miller, Irene, wife of I. Whilldin Moore, 219. 
Miller, Isaac, husband of Anna B. Edmonds, 123. 
Miller, Isabella Agnes, wife of Albert J. Matthews, 264. 
Miller, James Lafayette, son of Luette Bennett Rutherford, 328. 
Miller, Jonas Stanbury, son of Louisa Hughes Edmunds, 211, 
Miller, Karl L., husband of Caroline Hebenthal Hand, 272. 
Miller, Kenneth Lee, son of Cora Lee Rutherford, 328. 
Miller, Lafayette, son of Louisa Hughes Edmunds, family, 210. 
Miller, Lafayette Howard, husband of Luette Bennett Rutherford, 328. 
Miller, Lemuel Eldredge, husband of Mary Jane Ware, 237, 239. 
Miller, Lemuel Eldredge, son of Mary Jane Ware, family, 239. 
Miller, Louis Edmunds, son of Lafayette Miller, 210. 
Miller, Marcia, daughter of Jane S. Rice, family, 330. 
Miller, Maria R., daughter of Jane S. Rice, 330. 
Miller, Margaret, wife of John Alfred Kershaw, 163. 
Miller, Mary, admitted to church membership, 51. 
Miller, Mary, baptized, 58. 

Miller, Mary E., daughter of Anna B. Edmonds, 123. 
Miller, Mary Jane, daughter of Lemuel Eldredge Miller, 239. 
Miller, Mary Louisa, daughter of Cora Lee Rutherford, 328. 
Miller, Mercedes Ysabel, daughter of Lafayette Miller, 211. 
Miller, Richard Stanbury, son of Lafayette Miller, 211. 
Miller, Richard Thompson, son of Louisa Hughes Edmunds, 210. 
Miller, Russell, son of Lafayette Miller, 211. 
Miller, Samuel, baptized, 58. 
Miller, Sarah, baptized, 59. 
Miller, Seth, baptized, 58. 

Miller, Stanley A., son of Lafayette Miller, 210. 
Miller, Vincent, son of Jane S. Rice, 330. 
Miller, Vincent O., husband of Jane S. Rice, 330. 
Miller, Waters Burrows, husband of Louisa Hughes Edmunds, 210. 
Miller, William Franklin, husband of Louisa Stillwell Edmunds, 229. 
MILLET, Sara Elizabeth, wife of Albert Reeves Hand, 339. 
Millet, Thomas William, husband of Lucrissa Reeves Hughes, 321. 
Millet, Thomas William, son of Lucrissa Reeves Hughes, 321. 
MILLETT, Ida Virginia, wife of Charles Augustus Johnson, 225. 
MILLS, Mary, baptized, 56. 
MILLVILLE, New Jersey, 281, 282, 311. 
MINNESOTA, 274. 

MITCHELL, Anna Louise, daughter of Annie White, 257. 
Mitchell, Edwin, husband of Annie White, 257. 
Mitchell, Warren, husband of Deborah Ludlam, 178. 
MIXNER, Annie, wife of William W^heatley Hughes, 154, 
Mixner, Marion, wife of Walter Worth Cresse, 331. 
MOESTANDER, Nathan, baptized, 53. 

MOFFETT, Louis B., husband of Mary Lewis Quinn, 323. 
Moffett, Louis B. Jr., son of Mary Lewis Quinn, 323. 
MONTAGUE, Ellen, first wife of Charles Bellangy, 297. 
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey, 122. 

Montgomery, Alexander, son of Robert Leaming Montgomery, 192. 
Montgomery, Charlotte Ives, daughter of Robert Leaming Montgomery, 

192. 
Montgomery, Helen, wife of Charles Stillwell Eldredge, 129. 
Montgomery, Helen Hope, daughter of Robert Leaming Montgomery, 192. 
Montgomery, Mary Binney, daughter of Robert Leaming Montgomery, 192. 
Montgomery, Mary Scott, daughter of Rebecca Wain Leaming, 192. 
Montgomery, Robert Leaming, son of Rebecca Wain Leaming, family, 

192. 
Montgomery, William W., husband of Rebecca Wain Leaming, 192. 

438 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Montgomery. William W. son of Rebecca Wain Learning. 192. 
MOORE, Alice, daughter of Lillie E. Souder, 240 
Moore. Amos C. second husband of Hannah Learning, 105. 179. 
Moore Carroll, son of Lillie E. Souder. 240 

5!22S: i?/e'ie''l?f.''.^/»°L\.31|o|;£M£e, .... 

Moore Florence, daughter of Millie E Souder 240 

Moore. George A., son of Samuel Ware Moore^ 219. 

Moore George Robert, son of Henry Stewart Moore, iiv. 

Moorl: Georfe Washington, husband of Hester Teal Ware. 219. 

Moore Hazel, daughter of Samuel Ware Moore 219. 

Moore Henry husband of Clara Maull Ogden, 299. 

Moo^l" Hen^ Stewart, son of Hester Teal Ware, family. 219. 

Moo^ L Whilldin. M. D., son of Hester Teal Ware. 219. 

Moore I. Whilldin. son of I. Whilldin Moore. 219. 

Moore James W.. son of Samuel Ware Moore 219. 

Moore Jennie, wife of Jeremiah Edmunds Rabeau^ 229. 

Moore Jennie Griff eth daughter of Hester Teal Ware. 219. 

Moore, Ralston Hampton, son of Enoch HamPton Moore M. D.. 219. 

Moore Samuel Ware, son of Hester Teal Ware, family, ^si^- . ^ 

Moorl; SawLh LeamiAg. daughter of Hannah Learning, family and de- 

scendants. 179. „, _, „,. 

Moore, Sidney Blaine, son of Stratton W. Moore 219 
Moore Stratton W.. son of Hester Teal Ware, family, 219. 
Moore. Theodore, son of L«yeE Souder 240 
Moore. Theodore, husband of Lillie E. Souder, 240. 
MOORESTOWN. New Jersey, 151. 207. 
MORRIS, Judith, wife of Bentley Wales Young. 315. 
Morris Mary, wife of Israel Learning Sheppard. 182. 

S81?i!7iT¥^§uS!:?5G''^fRs¥'YEAR AT PLYMOUTH 82. 

MORTON. Bernice. daughter of Ella Virginia Shaw. 145. 

Morton. Clara, daughter of Lizzie Shaw. 145. 

Morton. Claude, son of Lizzie Shaw. 145. 

Morton. Edwin, husband of ^zzle Shaw 145 

Morton. Harriet Shaw, daughter pf Lizzie Shaw. 145. 

Morton, Harold, son of Ella Virginia Shaw, 145. 

Morton. John, son of Ebenezer Morton. 320. 

Morton. John, husband of Ella Virginia Shaw, 145. 

Morton. Julius, son of Lizzie Shaw 145. 

Morton. Leroy. son of Ella Virginia Shaw, 145. 

Morton, Leslie, son of Lizzie Shaw. 145. 

Morton. Lucy, daughter of John Morton, 320. 

Morton. Myron, son of Lizzie Shaw, 145. t:„j„„.,„„ ioi 

MOSS Edna Esther, wife of William Payson Eldredge. 131, 

MOURTS- RELATION. .74. 

MT AIRY. Pennsylvania. 274. 309. 

Mt' HOLLY. New Jersey, 319. ^ t,,^ c4 

MULFORD. Sarah, admitted to church membership. 64. .^^^^^,„„.^ ,„» 

MULLINS. Priscilla. the Pilgrim, wife of John Alden. 81, descendants. 320. 

Mullins. William the Pilgrim, father of Priscilla 82, 320. 

MUNCEY. John Van Dover, husband of Ethel May Peterson 145. 

MUNSON. George W.. husband of Harriet Cecelia Crowell^ 266. 

MURGATROYDE. Susan P.. wife of Thomas Fisher Learning, 106. 

MURPHY. John, husband of Adelaide Rowland, 148. 

NASH. B. R.. father of Selma Nash. 142. 

Nash. Maria, mother of Selma Nash. 142. .. ,^o 

Nalh Selma. first wife of Andrew Kessler Hay Bernshouse 142. 

NAVES. Benjamin Walter, son of Achsah Hand family, 278. 

Naves. Benjamin W.. son of Benjamin Walter. 278. 

Naves Cora Geraldine. daughter of Benjamin Walter Naves, 278. 

Naves. Eliza R.. daughter of Benjamin Walter Naves 278. 

Naves. James A., son of Benjamin Walter Naves. 278. f„^i^„ 97a 

Naves Martha Achsah, daughter of Benjamin Walter Naves, family. 278. 

Naves, Martha Ann, daughter of Achsah Hand. 152. 165. 166. 278. 

Naves. Martha Frances, daughter of Benjamin W. Naves, ^78. 

Naves. Philip, son of Achsah Hand, (infant). 278. 

Naves. Walter Dyer, first husband of Achsah Hand, 256, 278. 

439 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

NEEDLES, Alice, wife of James Watts Edmunds, 231. 

Needles, James A., husband of Julia Smith Hand, 187. 

Needles. Harry Hand, son of Julia Smith Hand, 187. 

^^t?A'^^^^^^L^^' second wife of James Whilldin Ware, 219. 

NEMASKET, Massachusetts, 85. 

NESCOPECK, Pennsylvania, 229. 

NESHAMINY FALLS, Pennsylvania. 289. 

NEWARK, New Jersey, 296. 

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, 323 

^^^^>^r^A",5^**®>.^ Maylin, wife of Frank A. Sparks. 281. 

S§w ^^tSH^.^' ^^P® ^^y County, New Jersey, 125, 150. 

^fwErS^antroJ^'^e'i^^g'^'' ^""^ GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, 5. 7. 

New Gretna. New Jersey, 139. 

SS^^^^' ^nnett Wright, daughter of Ellen Hollingshead Smith. 195. 

?5!w^^^^• SV,^*'™?''' husband of Ellen Hollingshead Smith, 195. 

?^!r,l^o ' S"®"' daughter of Ellen Hollingshead Smith. 195. 

S!^{^ ' S^^"^^ Smith, son of Ellen Hollingshead Smith. 195. 

NPwh« ' R^K^^r^^S"**' daughter of Ella Hollingshead Smith, 195. 

nIw^ERsIy ARCH?VES,'lS2°' ''"^" Hollingshead Smith. 195. 

NEWMAN, Alice, wife of Lewis Leaming, 116 

NEWTON Mrs. Hattie, second wife of John M. Hand. 273. 

NEW^VILLE, Pennsylvania, 213. 

NEW YORK, New York, 158, 163. 190, 214 324 

NT^^oM^n^rlf^T?*-^'^'^® °^ ^f?^^^ Crawford Edmunds, 229. 

NlLbON COUNTY, Tennessee, 150. 

NORFOLK. Virginia, 118, 140, 266, 303 

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania, 224, 235 323 

NORTHPORT, Long Island, 158. 

SSS3!HUMBERLAND COUNTY, Virginia, 295 

SRSSR^tr^i^^^' second wife of Charles Bellangy, 297. 

NORWICH, Connecticut, 123, 140. 

OAKLEY Rev. Charles M., husband of Harriet Newell Hughes 151 l^s 

Oakley, Charles Payson, son of Harriet Newell Hughes familv 158 

Oakley, Elizabeth DeBow, wife of Charles Payson Oakley Ts 8 

Oak ey, Endora Smith, daughter of Harriet Newell Hughes (infant) 158 

Oakley. Harriet N., daughter of Robert S. Oakley, 158 Untant). 158. 

Oakley, Henry Shields, son of Robert S. Oakley, 158 ' 

S^JJ}®^' \^^^^} DeBow, daughter of Charles Payson Oakley 158 

oa^^^' ^^^J^'^.f^'i^^^- daughter of Robert S. Oakley 158 

Oakley Kittie Mead, daughter of Robert S. Oakley, 158 

^o^^^' ¥^^^y ?,"®"' daughter of Harriet Newell Hughes familv 158 

Oakley, Mary Forest, daughter of Charles Payson Oakley ^58 

n^t]^^' ^''^^'■J Strong, son of Robert S. Oakley, 158^ ^' 

Oakley, Robert S., son of Harriet Newell Hughes familv 158 

8?e1^N ^^^^: ^'eTjerry^^r^'-* ^- ^^^^^-' '''' 

ofd^n' ^n^\.'^'^V^ Benjamin H. Marshall, 285 ^^"'""ds, -99. 
ofdPn' ^ o ^^^' ^^"^^^^^J of Lydia Hughes Edmunds, family 299 
oIh!^' g"a Mary, daughter of William Henry Ruddiman Ogd4n 2qq 
Ogden. Kathanne Edmunds, daughter of Lydia Hugh^^Edm^unds, family. 

Ogden, Katharine Edmunds, daughter of William Henry Ruddiman Og- 

SlJ: 1= Fo^%rfiuiran^d^^^£lfdl?"^Srher^dr^ndi^f9T^^' ^^^• 

81 e- |a;?irTiTl^o?^so^„«"of-L^d^frHfe "• 

Ogden, Wunam Henry Ruddiman, son o^f Lydia Hug^h'es' Edmunds, family 

OHIO, 198. 

OIL CITY, Pennsylvania, 319. 

rSi^o 'T:.^"'^.^9?d. daughter of Rebecca Leaming Wood IP? 

81111: ^&7ee'i"^."aL»-,-,?-^^^^^^^^^^ 

440 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Okie, Richardson Brognard. son of Rebecca Learning Wood, 193. 

OKILiL, Mary Ann, wife of Frederick Stranger Edmunds 290. 

OLD SWEDES CHURCH, Piiiladelphia, Pennsylvania, 148. 

OLIVER, Bishop, husband of Flora Keeler Eldredge^ 132. 

Oliver Elsie G., wife of Richard Downs Edmunds Reeves. 310. 

Oliver', Hannah Maria, wife of Charles Miller Hughes, 154. 

Oliver, Reba, wife of Frank Lee Bennett, 166. 

ORAM, Hester, wife of Ellis Hughes. 261. 

OREUN, Olive, second wife of Matthew Whilldm, 215. 

OSWELL, Emeline Amy, wife of Ernest Townsend Williamson, 184, 213. 

OTIS, Barnstable families, 97. o n on 

OTTINGBR George W., husband of Ethel Reeves Scull, 311. 

Ottinger, Laura Elizabeth, daughter of Ethel Reeves Scull, 311. 

"PACIFIC CITY Iowa 157 

PACKER, Eleanor Elizabeth .first wife of Clarence Selby Bldredge, M. D., 

304. 
PAIGE, Lydia'c wife of Thomas Hurst Hughes, 205, 250. 
PALMER, Gideon, marriage, 44. o -^u id ^ o ^'o^v,;!,, i9ft 

PARSONS Augustus Lengert. son of John Smith Parsons, family, 120. 
Parsons, Elizabeth, admitted to church membership, 63. 
Parsons. Edla, daughter of Augustus Lengert Parsons, 120 
Parsons, Elizabeth, daughter of John Smith Parsons, family, 120. 
Parsons, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Eldredge, 236. 
Parsons, Emma, daughter of John Smith Parsons, 120. 

Parsons, Harriet Eldredge, daughter of Augustus Lengert Parsons, tarn- 
Parsons, John Smith, son of Elizabeth Edmunds, 110, family and descend. 

ants, 120. , „ ^ •, ion 

Parsons, Margaret, daughter of John Smith Parsons, family, 120. 
Parsons, Robert, husband of Elizabeth Edmunds, 110. 
Parsons, Robert, son of John Smith Parsons, 120. 
Parsons, Robert, marriage, 45. 

PARVIN, Albert M., son of Mary Emma Matthews, 300. 
Parvin, Edna L., daughter of Mary Emma Matthews, 300. 
Parvin, Gussie H., daughter of Mary Emma Matthews, 300. 
Parvin, L. S., husband of Mary Emma Matthews, 300. 
PATCHELL, Bessie, wife of Harry Gilmore Bennett, 165. 
PATCHOGUE, New York, 147. 

PATRONI, Bernard, son of Anna C. Perkins, 263. 
Patroni, Eleanora, daughter of Anna C. Perkins, 263. 
Patroni, Emma, daughter of Anna C. Perkins, 263. 
Patroni, Giovanni, first husband of Anna C. Perkins, 263. 
Patroni. Lydia, daughter of Anna C. Perkins, 263. 
PATERSON, New Jersey, 163. ^ , ^^^ 

PATTERSON, Madge L., wife of Kingsley Carleton Rock, 174. 
PATTON, Agnes Sticker, mother of Robert Patton, 299. 

Patton, John, father of Robert Patton, 299. 

Patton, Robert, husband of Ella May Ogden, 299. 

Patton, Robert Walter, son of Ella May Ogden, 299. 

PAUL, Archibald, husband of Ella Merret Stites, 221. 

Paul, Archibald, son of Ella Merret Stites, 221. 

Paul, Ella, daughter of Ella Merret Stites, family, 221. 

Paul, Mae Richardson, daughter of Ella Merret Stites, 221. 

PAULI, Felicie, wife of William Cummings Hall, 173. 

PAXTON, Anne Jones Price, mother of Sue Price Paxton, 308. 

PAULSBORO, New Jersey, 323. „ „ , „ , 

Paxton, John Barton, father of Sue Price Paxton, 308. 

Paxton, Sue Price, wife of Franklin Davenport Edmunds, 308. 

PAYRAN, Sarah, wife of Ephraim Eldredge, 112, 131. ,, ^ ... 

PEASE, Kathryn, second wife of Clarence Selby Eldredge, M. D., 304. 

PECK, Luther, husband of Florence H. Cummings, 146. 

Peck, Paul Thomas, son of Annie K. Johnson, 224. 

Peck, Vernon Johnson, son of Annie K. Johnson, 224. 

Peck. Walter Daniel, husband of Annie Johnson, 224. 

Peck, Walter L., son of Annie K. Johnson, 224. 

PEMBBRTON, Eldredge, son of Pemberton, 128. 

PBIRCE, George H., husband, of Eliza Cresse, 143. 

PENN, W^ILLIAM, 19. 

PENNINGTON, New Jersey, 131. 

PENSACOLA, Florida, 305. 

441 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTT 

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 5. 

PEPPERILL, Sir William. 6, 7. 

PERXINPINE, Albert H., husband of Mary Howard Hand, 275. 306. 

Perkinpine. Elizabeth Duffy, mother of Albert Higgins Perklnpine, 306. 

Perkinpine, Elizabeth Martha, dau. of Mary Howard Hand, family, 306. 

Perkinpine, Ella Hand, daughter of Mary Howard Hand, 306. 

Perkinpine, Elva Lynn, daughter of Mary Howard Hand, family, 306. 

Perkinpine, Fanny Mary, daughter of Mary Howard Hand, 306. 

Perkinpine, John Merkins, father of Albert Higgins Perkinpine, 306. 

Perkinpine, Mary Ella, first wife of Harry B. Hand, 305. 

PERKINS, Anna C, daughter of Lydia Page Edmunds, family, 263. 

Perkins, Anna Keyser, daughter of Mary Edmunds, 312. 

Perkins, Emma, daughter of Lydia Page Edmunds, family, 263. 

Perkins, Henry Farnum, husband of Mary Edmunds, 312. 

Perkins, Joseph, first husband of Lydia Page Edmunds, 263. 

PERRY, Jasper Thomas, husband of Clara Henson Eldredge, 131. 

PERRYMAN, Maryland, 141. 

PETERSBURG, Virginia, 207. 

Petersburg, New Jersey, 315. 

PETERSON, Delia, wife of Franklin Pierce Johnson, 225. 

Peterson, Dennis, husband of Julia Hoffman, 145. 

Peterson, Ethel May, daughter of Julia Hoffman, 145. 

Peterson, Nellie, wife of Clayton S. Eldredge, 301. 

Peterson, Sallie, wife of William Frederick Hand, 272. 

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Old Swedes Church Yard. 148. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 112, 113, 114. 118, 119, 120, 122. 123, 126, 129, 
131, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 145, 152, 153, 155, 165, 168, 170. 171, 
176, 188, 190, 191, 192, 193, 195, 210, 211, 214, 219, 224, 227, 229, 
230, 231. 235, 240, 241, 260, 266, 273, 279, 281, 291, 293, 297, 
298, 299, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 314, 315, 319, 321, 322, 323, 
326 329 

PHILIP, King, war of, 11. 

PHILLIPS, Albert Hughes, son of Annie Hughes, 289. 

Phillips, Claud B., son of Edward Douglass Phillips, 307. 

Phillips, Ronald Bacon, son of Edward Douglass Phillips, 307. 

Phillips, Edward Douglass, son of Annie Hughes, 280, family and de- 
scendants, 307. 

Phillips, Edward Douglass, son of Edward Douglass Phillips, 307. 

Phillips, Edward Hicks, M. D., husband of Annie Hughes, 261, 289. 

Phillips, Robert Sauter, son of Edward Douglass Phillips, 307. 

Phillips, Walter Hand, M. D., son of Annie Hughes, 289. 

Phillips, William Bamber, son of Annie Hughes, 289. 

PIERSON, Alfred, baptized, 60. 

Pierson, Mary, death, 62. 

Pierson, Ruth, baptized, 60. 

Pierson, Stephen, Chosen Ruling Elder, 52, 

Pierson, Stephen, marriage, 46. 

Pierson, Stephen, Jr., marriage, 43. 

Pierson, Thomas, marriage, 44, 45. 

PILGRIMS, AGREEMENT WITH MERCHANT ADVENTURERS, 67 

Pilgrims, compact, 76. 

Pilgrims, Exploring Expeditions on Cape Cod, 76-79. 

Pilgrims, character of, 72. 

Pilgrim History, sources of, 73, 75. 

Pilgrims, Scrooby and Holland, 66, 67. 

PITMAN GROVE, New Jersey, 142. 

PLAGUE, great, among Indians, 84. 

PLEASANTS, Constantia Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth Washington 
Smith, 194. 

Pleasants, Dallas Franklin, child of Elizabeth Washington Smith, 194. 

Pleasants, Dr. Henry, Jr., husband of Elizabeth Washington Smith, 194. 

Pleasants, Henry, son of Elizabeth Washington Smith, 194. 

Pleasants, Howard Spencer, son of Elizabeth Washington Smith, 194. 

Pleasants, Richard Rundle, son of Elizabeth Washington Smith, 194. 

Pleasants, William Wilkins, son of Elizabeth Washington Smith. 194. 

PLOYDEN, Sir Edmund, 18. 

PLYMOUTH, 3, 8, 9, 320. 

PLYMOUTH COLONY, union with Massachusetts Bay, 93. 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY RECORDS, 74.| 

Plymouth, population at end of first year, O. S., 88. 

Plymouth Hock, landing at, 80. 

442 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTl 

Plymouth Rock, identification of as the landing place of the Pilgrims, 80. 

Plymouth Rock, names of those who landed on the Rock, 21 December, 
1620, 78. 

Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania, 309. 

POKANOKET CONFEDKRACY, 83. 

POORBAUGH, Sarah Katharine, wife of Charles Keyser Edmunds, 312. 

PORT ELIZABETH, New Jersey. 285, 287, 290. 

PORT REPUBLIC, New Jersey, 302. 

PORTLAND, Oregon, 324. 

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, 324. 

PORTER, Helen Louise, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Stites, 221. 

Porter, William, husband of Mary Elizabeth Stites, 221. 

POSEY, Eli Edmunds, son of Harriet Cecelia Edmunds, 303. 

Posey, Elizabeth Edmunds, daughter of Harriet Cecelia Edmunds, 303. 

Posey, Ellsworth Lovell, husband of Harriet Cecelia Edmunds, 303. 

POTTER, Nathaniel, husband of Mary Davol, 324. 

Potter, Phebe, daughter of Stokes Potter, 324. 

Potter, Stokes, son of Mary Davol, 324. 

POYNTBR, Franklin, son of Caroline Hall Stevens, 269. 

Poynter, Franklin West, husband of Caroline Hall Stevens, 269. 

Poynter, Thomas, son of Caroline Hall Stevens, 269. 

PRICE FAMILY OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, 339. 

PRICE, Edward, second husband of Rhoda Taylor, 149. 

Price, Edward, tombstone, 342. 

Price, Rev. John, tombstone, 342. 

Price, Luther E., son of Roxanna H. Edmunds, family, 122. 

Price, Marion H., daughter of William C. Price, 122. 

Price, Nathan C, husband of Roxanna H. Edmunds, 121, 122. 

Price, Nathan C, son of Luther C. Price, 122. 

Price, Dr. Theophilus Townsend, second husband of Mary Elvena Town- 
send, 184. 

Price, William, tombstone, 342. 

Price, William, ancestor of family in Southern New Jersey, 339. 

Price, William C, son of Roxanna H. Edmunds, family, 122. 

Price, William Evans, son of Luther E. Price, 122, 341. 

PRITCHARD, , husband of Martha Hughes, 205. 

PRICHERT, Florence, wife of George Eldredge Lengert, 133. 

PRINCE, New England Chronology, 73. 

PRINCETON, New Jersey, 159, 162, 305. 

PYKE, Albert, son of Elizabeth Meigs Leaming, 117. 

Pyke, Dr. Albert D., husband of Elizabeth Meigs Leaming, 117. 

Pyke, David, son of Elizabeth Meigs Leaming, 117. 

Pyke, Furman Leaming, son of Elizabeth Meigs Leaming, 117. 

Pyke, Margaret, daughter of Elizabeth Meigs Leaming, 117. 

QUAKERS, proprietors in West Jersey, 19, attitude of John Howland 
toward in Plymouth Colony, 88. 

QUINN, Charles B., husband of Almira Butterfield Lewis, 323. 

Quinn, Martha Hewitt, daughter of William Henry Quinn, 323, 

Quinn, Mary Lewis, daughter of William Henry Quinn, 323. 

Quinn, William, father of Charles B. Quinn, 323. 

Quinn, William Henry, son of Almira Butterfield Lewis, 323. 

RABEAU, Anna, daughter of Mary Edmunds, 229. 

Rabeau, Edna Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Edmunds Rabeau, 229. 

Rabeau, George, husband of Mary Edmunds, 228. 

Rabeau, George V., son of Jeremiah Edmunds Rabeau, 229. 

Rabeau, Jeremiah Edmunds, son of Mary Edmunds, family, 228. 

RADELAR, Emma, wife of Howard L. Ware, 220. 

RADNOR, Pennsylvania, 193. 

RAFF, Clarence F., son of Edna M. Woolson, 119. 

Raff, Fred G. husband of Edna May Woolson, 119. 

Raff, Marion B., daughter of Edna M. Woolson, 119. 

RAINEY, Marion Atchison, wife of George Crawford Hand, 305. 

RAND, Mrs. Annie Crowell, 42. 

Rand, Nathan, second husband of Albina Johnson, 241. 

RANGLEBORO, New Jersey, 210. 

RANKINS, Ester, admitted to church membership, baptized, 48. 

RAY, Zacheus, marriage, 43. 

REDGREAVES. Gertrude, wife of Walter Rutherford, 232. 

REED. Edith, wife of Robert Edmunds, 231. 

Reed, James Thomas, husband of Lillian Foster. 171. 

443 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 



Reed, Frederick Foster, son of Lillian Foster, 171. 

Reed, Maud, wife of Herbert Ware, 222. 

REEVES, Abijah Davis, son of Miranda Seybert Edmunds, family, 310. 

Reeves, Andrew, son of Charles Clinton Reeves, 267. 

Reeves. Andrew H., husband of Isabella Matthews, 252, 267. 

Reeves, Charles Clinton, son of Isabella Matthews, family, 267. 

Reeves, Charles Davis, son of Abijah Davis Reeves, 310. 

Reeves, Charlotte, daughter of Isabella Matthews, 267, 288. 

Reeves, Clement B., son of Isabella Matthews, 181, 267. 

Reeves, Courtland Van Renselaer, husband of Miranda Seybert Edmunds, 
291, 310. 

Reeves, Dorothy Beatrice, daughter of Orion Hughes Reeves and Irene 
B. Matthews, 286. 

Reeves, Eleanor Edmunds, daughter of Richard Downs Edmunds Reeves, 
310. 

Reeves, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Clinton Reeves, 267. 

Reeves, Elizabeth L., daughter of Thomas M. Reeves, 287. 

Reeves, Elmer Willets, husband of Dora Edmunds, 216. 

Reeves, Emma, daughter of William Henry Reeves, 311. 

Reeves, Emma Julia, daughter of Isabella Matthews, 267, family and de- 
scendants, 304. 

Reeves, Emma R., daughter of Isabella Matthews, (infant), 267. 

Reeves, Ethel, daughter of William Henry Reeves, family, 311. 

Reeves, Ethel May, daughter of Dora Edmunds, 216. 

Reeves, Frank B. F., son of Lucrissa Hughes, 287. 

Reeves, Harry McCook, son of Samuel Winchester Reeves, (infant), 314. 

Reeves, Helen, wife of .Joseph Brooks, 209. 

Reeves, James Henry, son of William Henry Reeves, family, 311. 

Reeves, Jane, daughter of Abijah Davis Reeves, 310. 

Reeves, Jennie, daughter of William Henry Reeves, (infant), 311. 

Reeves, Jennie Edmunds, daughter of Miranda Seybert Edmunds, 310. 

Reeves, Jennie M., daughter of Samuel Winchester Reeves, (infant), 314. 

Reeves, John, 14. 

Reeves, John Woolson, second husband of Elizabeth Bateman Edmunds, 
291, 311. 

Reeves, Julia, daughter of Charles Clinton Reeves, 267. 

Reeves, Lottie Belle, daughter of Samuel Winchester Reeves, 314. 

Reeves, Martha, daughter of William Henry Reeves, (infant), 311. 

Reeves, Martha Swain, daughter of Miranda Seybert Edmunds, (infant), 
310. 

Reeves, Mary Elizabeth ( daughter of Isabella Matthews, 181, 267. 

Reeves, Nellie Watt, daughter of Samuel Winchester Reeves, family, 314. 

Reeves, Orion Hughes, son of Mary Hughes, 167. 286, 302. 

Reeves, Rebecca, daughter of Abijah Davis Reeves, 310. 

Reeves, Richard Campion, son of James Henry Reeves. 311. 

Reeves, Richard Downs, son of Miranda Seybert Edmunds, family, 310. 

Reeves, Samuel Winchester, son of Isabella Matthews, family and de- 
scendants, 267, 314. 

Reeves, Stephen, husband of Lucrissa Hughes, 287. 

Reeves, Theodore W., husband of Mary Hughes, 286. 

Reeves, Thomas M., son of Lucrissa Hughes, family, 287. 

Reeves, William Henry, son of Isabella Matthews, 267, family and de- 
scendants, 311. 

Reeves, William Henry, son of William Henry Reeves, (infant), 311. 

Reeves, William Henry, son of James Henry Reeves, 311. 

REINS, William Edmunds, son of Harrit Crane Edmunds. 292. 

Reins, William Seal, husband of Harriet Crane Edmunds, 292. 

RICHMAN, Whilldin Lippincott, son of Louisa Whilldin Harris, (infant), 
227. 

Richman, William, husband of Louisa Whilldin Harris, 227. 

RIBF, Gysbertus, husband of Emily Schellenger Thompson, 268. 

Rief, Virgil Schellenger, son of Emily Schellenger Thompson, 268. 

REYNOLDS, Joseph, husband of Josephine Whilldin, 215. 

REYONS, D., marriage, 44. 

RHEUM, (coloured), admitted to church membership, 55. 

RICE, Beatrice, daughter of Leaming M. Rice, 330. 

Rice, Deborah, daughter of Edward Rice, (infant), 179. 

Rice. Dorothy, daughter of Edward L. Rice. 330. 

Rice, Edward, first husband of Hannah Leaming, 105, 179. 

Rice, Edward, son of Hannah Leaming, 179. 



444 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTY 

Rice Edward L., son of Learning: M. Rice, family, 330. 

Rice,' Edward, son of Edward L. Rice, 330. f„ ,„:,,, ^^n 

Rice Hannah Learning, daugliter of Learning M. Rice, family. 330. 

Rice, James D., son of Learning M. Rice, 330 

Rice, Jane S., daughter of Learning S. Rice family, 330. 

Rice Gratian, first wife of Matthew WhiUdin, 215, 227. 

Rice! James D., son of Edward Rice, 179. 

Rice Learning son of Learning M. Kice, d30. 

met: Lelmlnl" M., son of Learning M. Rice and Sarah E Goff Rice, 330. 

Rice LeaminI M., son of Edward Rice, 179, family and descendants, 3 30. 

Rice', Martha Smith, daughter of Edward L. Rice, family 330. 

Rice, Mary B., daughter of Learning M. Rice, family. 330. 

Rice. Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Leaming M. Rice, 330. 

Rice, William Leaming, son of Leaming M. Rice 330. 

RICHARDS, Alice, wife of Major William Bradford, 325. 

RICHARDSON, Charles W., son of Hannah Leaming. family. 144, 280. 

Richardson, Edith, daughter of Furman Richardson, 144. 

Richardson, Eliza, admitted to church membership, 62. 

Richardson, Elizabeth, admitted to church membership 63. 

Richardson, Ethel, daughter of Melissa Hoffman, family. 331. 

Richardson, Frank, son of Furman Richardson, 144 

Richardson, Furman, son of Hanna,h Leaming, family, 144. 

Richardson, Horace, husband of Melissa Hoffman, 331. 

Richardson, Jeremiah, husband of Hannah Leaming. 144. 

Richardson, Lizzie, daughter of Melissa Hoffman, 331. . -o- i /i 

Richardson, Mabel G., daughter of Charles W. and Lizzie H. Lee Richara- 

son, 144, 280. 
Richardson, Samuel, marriage, 45. 
Richardson, Sarah, wife of George Bennett, 152. 
Richardson, Sophia, daughter of Hannah Leaming, family. 144. 
RICHMOND, Virginia, 128, 292. 
RIO GRANDE, New Jersey, 146, 147, 181, 255. 
RIPLEY, Charles M., son of Emily Biddle Meigs, 113. 
Ripley, Warwick H., husband of Emily B. Meigs, 113. 
RISTON. Ruth, wife of George Curwen Leaming, Jr., 117. 
RITCHIE, Annie Hughes, daughter of Adelaide Hughes, 150. 
Ritchie, Cyrus, husband of Adelaide Hughes, 150. 
RITTBR, Charles Edmunds, son of Charles E. Ritter, 120. 
Ritter, Charles Edmund, son of Elizabeth Parsons, family, 120. 
Ritter, Hiram, son of Elizabeth Parsons, 120. 
Ritter, i.xary, daughter of Elizabeth Parsons, 120. 
Ritter, William David, son of Charles E. Ritter, 120. 
Ritter, William, M. D., husband of Jennie Griffeth Moore, 219. 
Ritter. William H., husband of Elizabeth Parsons, 120. 
RIVERHEAD, Long Island, 298. 
RIVERSIDE, New Jersey, 305. 

ROBB. Margaret Agnes, wife of Benjamin Walter Naves, 278. 
ROBERTS, Alice Oakley, daughter of Emma Melinda Hughes. 162. 
Roberts, Emily Wiltsie, wife of Rev. James Potter Hughes, 151. 159. 
Roberts, Ethel Winn, daughter of Emma Melinda Hughes, (infant), 162. 
Roberts, Eva Duryea, daughter of Emma Melinda Hughes, 162. 
Roberts, Rev. John Sinclair, husband of Emma Melinda Hughes, 151, 162. 
Roberts, John Sinclair, son of Emma Melinda Hughes, 161. 
Roberts, Lida Hughes, daughter of Emma Melinda Hughes, 162. 
ROBINSON, Anna Ketura, daughter of Helen Edmunds, 312. 
Robinson, Arthur W^eeks, husband of Helen Edmunds, 312. 
Robinson, Arthur Weeks, son of Helen Edmunds, 312. 
Robinson, Eleanor Anderson, mother of Mary Robinson, 309. 
Robinson. Emma, wife of Ellis Corson Eldredge, 132. 
Robinson. Rev. John, Pilgrim pastor at Leyden, 68. 
Robinson, Joseph, father of Mary Robinson, 309. 
Robinson, Helen Edmunds, daughter of Helen Edmunds, 312. 
Robinson, Lillian, wife of Richard Hand, 275. 

Robinson, Mary, first wife of George Williams Childs Cook, 309. 
ROCK, Bennett A., son of Alice Gray Bennett. 166. 
Rock, Clinton Harrington, son of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
Rock, Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
Rock, George Horridge, son of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
Rock, George Taylor, husband of Elmira Florence Hughes. 157, 174. 
Rock, Harold Hughes, son of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
Rock, Hazel Elmira, daughter of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 

445 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Rock, Herman Williams, son of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
Rock, James B., husband of Alice Gray Bennett, 166. 
Rock, Kingsley Carleton, son of Elmira Florence Hug-hes, 174. 
Rock, Melvin B., son of Alice Gray Bennett, 166. 
Rock, Raymond, son of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
Rock, Taylor Lawrence, son of Elmira Florence Hughes, 174. 
RODRIGUEZ, Dr. John C. husband of Jennie Hig-bee Scull, 311. 
ROHN, Elizabeth, second wife of Edmund Levi Bull Wales Young, 315. 
ROMNEY, Indiana. 113. 

ROSE, Alfred Adams, husband of Sophie Scull Ware, 222. 
Rose, Henrietta Leaming, daughter of Amelia Augusta Learning, 147. 
Rose, Inez Madeline, daughter of Amelia Augusta Leaming, 147. 
Rose, Lizzie, wife of Henry Belting Ware, 222. 
Rose, Walter Scott, husband of Amelia Augusta Leaming, 147. 
ROSEBAUM. Mary C, wife of Franklin H. Matthews, 302. 
ROSEMAN, Wilhemina, wife of Ralph Emerson Hughes, 167. 
ROSS, Grace S., wife of Edgar Woolson, family, 119. 
Ross, John, marriage, 45. 

Ross, Linda, wife of Watters Borrows Miller Edmunds, 229. 
Ross, Tliomas, mentioned, 65. 

ROTHELL, Percy, husband of Charlotte Bridenthal Hughes, 329. 
ROWLAND, Adelaide, daughter of Mary Ann Bennett, 148. 
Rowland, Adele. daughter of Harriet Ware, 209. 
Rowland, Elwood, husband of Harriet Ware, 209. 
Rowland, John, husband of Mary Ann Bennett, 148. 
ROWNDS. Anna Louisa, wife of Edwin Merritt, 322. 
ROXBOROUGH, Pennsylvania, 326. 

RUDDIMAN, Catharine Beck, wife of Parsons Edmunds, 262, 293. 
Ruddiman, Mary Dunlevy, mother of Catharine Beck Ruddiman, 293. 
Ruddiman. William Henry, father of Catharine Beck Ruddiman, 293. 
RUDOLPH, Harry, husband of Florence White, 257. 
RUSSELL, Bertha Leaming, daughter of Ellen Hughes, 146. 
Russell, Charles, son of Mary H. Hughes, 103. 
Russell, D., marriage, 44. 

Russell, Daniel Hughes, son of Ellen Hughes, 146, 327. 
Russell, Donald Hughes, son of Daniel Hughes Russell, 327. 
Russell, Eva May, daughter of Ellen Hughes, 146. 
Russell, George, son of Mary H. Hughes, 103. 

Russell, Helen Maude, daughter of Daniel Hughes Russell, family, 327. 
Russell, John M., husband of Ellen Hughes, 146. 
Russell, Joseph, husband of Mary H. Hughes, 103. 
Russell, Joseph, son of Mary H. Hughes, 103. 

Russell, Louisa Leaming, daughter of Daniel Hughes Russell, family, 327. 
Russell, Maude Hughes, daughter of Daniel Hughes Russell, (infant), 327. 
Russell, Mary, daughter of Mary H. Hughes, 103. 
Russell, Pilgrim Memorials, 75. 

RUTHERFORD. Albert Cotton, son of Louisa Saint Bennett, 328. 
Rutherford, Annie Mecray, daughter of Ann Eliza Ware, family and de- 
scendants, 154, 168, 233. 
Rutherford, Bentley, son of John Rutherford, 233. 
Rutherford, Carl, son of John Rutherford, 233. 

Rutherford, Charles Henry, husband of Louisa Saint Bennett, 215. 328. 
Rutherford, Charlotte R., daughter of Henry S. Rutherford, 133, 232. 
Rutherford, Clara, daughter of Amelia Springer, family, 206. 
Rutherford, Clinton S.. son of Henry S. Rutherford, 232. 
Rutherford. Cora Lee, daughter of Louisa Saint Bennett, family, 328. 
Rutherford, Edyth, daughter of Louisa Saint Bennett, 328. 
Rutherford, Eliza Clark Bennett, daughter of Louisa Saint Bennett, 328. 
Rutherford, Emily, wife of Andrew Jackson Edmunds, 216. 
Rutherford, Frank, husband of Amelia Springer. 206. 
Rutherford, Frank, son of Amelia Springer, 206. 
Rutherford, Genevieve, daughter of Amelia Springer, 206. 
Rutherford, Harry R., son of Samuel F. Rutherford, 232. 
Rutherford. Henry S., son of Ann Eliza Ware, family, 232. 
Rutherford, Ida, daughter of Samuel P. Rutherford, (infant), 232. 
Rutherford, Jesse Oliver, son of Louisa Saint Bennett, 277, 328. 
Rutherford, John, husband of Ann Eliza Ware, 217, 232. 
Rutherford, John, son of Ann Eliza Ware, 233. 
Rutherford, John I., son of John Rutherford, 233. 
Rutherford, Keziah S., daughter of Henry S. Rutherford, (infant), 232. 

446 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Rutherford, Linda Hudson, daughter of Louisa Saint Bennett, family, 328. 

Rutherford, Luette Bennett, dau. of Louisa Saint Bennett, family, 3,i«. 

Rutherford, Mary A., daughter of Ann Eliza Ware, family, 233. 

Rutherford, Ocie Irwin, daughter of Louisa Saint Bennett, 328. 

Rutherford, Robert, son of Amelia Springer, 206. 

Rutherford, Samuel F., son of Ann Eliza Ware, family, 232 

Rutherford, Spencer, son of John Rutherford, (mfant), J33. 

Rutherford, Spencer, son of Ann Eliza Ware, (infant), 233. 

Rutherford, Walter, son of Samuel F. Rutherford, 232. 

Rutherford, William, husband of Mary Russell, 103. 

RUTLEDGE, Carl Clyde, husband of Anna Edmunds, 312. 

RYAN, Harwood Eldridge, son of Lillie Eldridge, family, 214. 

Ryan Thomas Bett, husband of Lillie Eldridge, 214. 

St DAVID'S CHURCH, Radnor, Pennsylvania, 193. 

St LUKE'S CHURCH, Germantown, Pennsylvania, 193. 

St MARK'S CHURCH, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 193. 

St! MARTIN'S IN THE FIELDS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 195. 

St. PAUL, Minnesota, 207. 

SALISBURY. Maryland, 322. . 

SAMOSET, first communication of Pilgrims with the Indians, 83. 

SAMPSON Henry the Pilgrim, descendants in Cape May, 320. 

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 278. 

SANDWICH, Massachusetts, 8, 11. 

SAPP Clayton G., husband of Elizabeth Matthews, 301. 

Sapp 'Elmira T., daughter of Elizabeth Matthews, family, 301. 

Sapp' Mary Elma, daughter of Mary Ruth Hughes, family, 154. 

Sapp, Richard Somers, husband of Mary Ruth Hughes, 154. 

Sapp, Roxanna S., daughter of Elizabeth Matthews, family, 301. 

Sapp, Sarah B.. daughter of Elizabeth Matthews, 301. 

SAULSBURY, Marie Celeste, wife of Enoch Edmunds Foster, 169. 

SAVAGE, Anna Phillips, daughter of Ida Hand, (infant), 288. 

Savage Benjamin Jevon, husband of Ida Hand, 288. 

Savage, Ida Elizabeth, daughter of Walter Hand Savage, 288. 

Savage, Walter Hand, son of Ida Hand, 288. 

Savage, Walter Benjamin, son of Walter Hand Savage, 288. 

Savage, Walter Hand, son of Ida Hand Savage, 288. 

SAWYER, Louisa Eldredge, first wife of Samuel Fithian Ware, M. D., 
238. 

SAYRE, Edwin W., husband of Maria Learning Crowell, 186. 

Sayre, Louis Edward, son of Louis James Sayre, 186. 

Sayre, Louis James, son of Maria Leaming Crowell, 186. 

Sayre, Mary Schellenger, daughter of Maria Leaming Crowell, 186. 

Sayre, Norman Leaming, son of Louis James Sayre, 186. 

Sayre, Thomas S., husband of Florence Eldredge, 132. 

SCHELLENGER, Aaron, baptized, admitted to church membership, 53. 

Schellenger, Abigail, admitted to church membership, 47. 

Schellenger, Alice, daughter of Catharine Schenck, 253 

Schellenger Ann Emelia, daughter of Thomas Bull Schellenger, 268. 

Schellenger, Arabella, daughter of Catharine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, Bertha, daughter of Virgil Davis Schellenger, family, 268, 
276. 

Schellenger, Catharine, daughter of Catharine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, Daniel, baptized, 49. , . ^ . 

Schellenger, Drusilla, admitted to church membership, 54. 

Schellenger, Eleanor R., wife of DeWitt C. Eldredge, 128. 

Schellenger, Eliza B., second wife of Wilmon Whilldin Ware, 209. 

Schellenger, Elizabeth, birth, 33. 

Schellenger, Elizabeth, baptized, 50. 

Schellenger. Emma, daughter of Catharine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, Enos, marriage, 45. 

Schellenger, Fanny, baptized, 51. 

Schellenger, Franklin, son of Lydia Whilldin, 184, JOO. 

Schellenger, Harriet, wife of Robert Edmunds, 329. 

Schellenger, George, baptized, 50. 

Schellenger, Hetty, baptized, 49. „.^.,,,. ., ,o, <,nn 

Schellenger, James, first husband of Lydia Whilldin, 44, 184, 200. 

Schellenger, John, husband of Catherine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, John, son of Catharine Schenck, 65, 253. family and descend- 
ants, 268, 269. ^ ^ „„„ 

Schellenger, John, son of John Schellenger, (infant), 269. 

447 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Schellenger, John Schenck, son of Thomas Bull Schellenger, 268. 

Schellenger, Judith, baptized, 53. 

Schellenger, Laviza, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Schelleng-er, Levi, son of Virgil Davis Schellenger, (infant), 268. 

Schellenger, Maria, daughter of John Schellenger, 269. 

Schellenger, Maria Crowell, daughter of John Schellenger, 268. 

Schellenger, Marie Miller, daughter of Sarah Eldredge Ware, 237. 

Schellenger, Martha Swain, daughter of Sarah Eldredge Ware, 237. 

Schellenger, Martha, daughter of Thomas Bull Schellenger, family, 268. 

Schellenger, Mattie Hand, wife of Walter Scott Ware, 220. 

Schellenger, Mary B., first wife of William Whllldin Ware, 209. 

Schellenger, Mary, baptized, 53. 

Schellenger, May Clements, wife of Jourdan M. Thompson, 276. 

Schellenger, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John Schellenger, family, 268. 

Schellenger, Melinda. daughter of John Schellenger, (infant), 269. 

Schellenger, Phebe, daughter of Lydia Whilldin, 184, 200. 

Schellenger, Phebe, wife of William Bennett, 148, 152. 

Schellenger, Pryssilla, admitted to church membership, 54. 

Schellenger, Rd. marriage, 46. 

Schellenger, Ralph Ware, son of Sarah Eldredge Ware, 237. 

Schellenger, Rita, wife of Maurice Brooks, 209. 

Schellenger, Samuel, baptized, 49. 

Schellenger, Samuel Mills, husband of Sarah Eldredge Ware, 237. 

Schellenger, Samuel Mills, son of Sarah Eldredge Ware, 237. 

Schellenger, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 51. 

Schellenger, Sarah, baptized, 53. 

Schellenger, Sarah, daughter of Catherine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, Sarah, daughter of John Schellenger, family, 269. 

Schellenger, Sophia, third wife of Matthew Whilldin, 215. 

Schellenger, Thomas Bull, son of John Schellenger, family, 268. 

Schellenger, Virgil Davis, son of John Schellenger, family, 268. 

Schellenger, Washington, baptized, 49. 

Schellenger, William Henry, son of Catharine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, Zeruiah, daughter of Catherine Schenck, 253. 

Schellenger, Zeruiah, daughter of John Schellenger, family, 269. 

SCHELLINGER, Isaac Merritt, son of Louisa Bennett Merritt, 153. 
Schellinger, Jeremiah Bennett, husband of Louisa Bennett Merritt, 153. 
Schellinger, Joseph, son of Louisa Bennett Merritt, family, 153. 
Schellinger, Louisa Bennett, daughter of Joseph Schellinger, family, 153. 

SCHENCK, Aaron E., son of James W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck, Abigail, daughter of Uriah Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Anna Maria, daughter of James W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck, Blanche, daughter of John Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Catherine, admitted to church membership, 63. 

Schenck, Catharine, daughter of Zeruiah Hughes, 248, family and descend- 
ants, 253. 

Schenck, Frances S., daughter of James W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck, James W., son of William Schenck, 254, family and descendants, 
271. 

Schenck, John, son of Uriah Schenck, family, 270. 

Schenck, John S., son of Rev. William S. Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Kate, daughter of John Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Lewis E., son of James W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck, Maria Stockton, daughter of Zeruiah Hughes, 248, family and 
descendants, 257. 

Schenck, Martha H., daughter of Zeruiah Hughes, 248, family and de- 
scendants, 256. 

Schenck, Mary, daughter of Uriah Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Mary Ella, daughter of Rev. William S. Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Mary L., daughter of James W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck, Melinda, daughter of Zeruiah Hughes, 248. 

Schenck, Nancy, daughter of Zeruiah Hughes, 248, family and descend- 
ants, 255. 

Schenck, Philip, son of William Schenck, family, 254. 

Schenck, Philip, son of James W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck, Priscilla, daughter of John Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Rachel S., daughter of Rev. William S. Schenck, 270. 

Schenck, Rebecca, daughter of William Schenck, 254. 

448 



MAYF'LOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Schenck. Recompense, son of William Schenck. 254 

Schenck. Robert, son of William Schenck. family. 254. 

Schenck, Robert Cummings, M. D., husband of Zeruiah Hughes. 204, 248. 

Schenck. Sarah, daughter of John Schenck. 270. 

Schenck, Sarah, daughter of William Schenck. 254. 

Schenck, Sarah Emma, daughter of .Tames W. Schenck, 271. 

Schenck. Sylvln Emily, daughter of James W. Schenck. 271. 

Schenck, Uriah, son of William. 254, family and descendants, 270. 

Schenck. Uriah, son of John Schenck. 270. 

Schenck. Walter, son of James W. Schenck, 271. ., ♦_ 

Schenck, William, son of Zeruiah Hughes, 248, family and descendants* 

254. 
Schenck. Rev. William S., son of Uriah Schenck. family, 270. 
Schenck, William S.. son of Rev. William S. Schenck, 270. 
Schenck. William W.. son of James W. Schenck. 271 
Schenck. Zecheria. son of Uriah Schenck, (infant). 270. 
Schenck. Zereviah, admitted to church membership, 51. 
SCHERMERHORN. Gertrude, wife of Joseph White Johnson, 225. 
SCHMIDT, Jacob. Frederick Woeffreim, husband of Sue Hardcastle Mel- 
Schmidt, Phyllis Woeffreim, daughter of Sue Hardcastle Melvin, 176. 
SCOVILLE. Harriet H., Wife of Jeremiah Leaming. 115. 
SCOTT Edward Maurice Beesley, son of Flora May Townsend, 179. 
Scott, Julia, wife of Robert Wain Leaming. 192. 
Scott. Lillian May. wife of William Herbert Townsend. 184. 
Scott. Walter, husband of Flora May Townsend, 179. 
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, 289. 

SCROOBY, England, 66. ^ „ ^ . „ ., jv •■»* 

SCULL. Ethel Reeves, daughter of Ethel Reeves, family, 311, 
Scull. Jennie Higbee, daughter of Ethel Reeves, 311. -c^^^ 

Scull, Marcus, husband first of Ethel Reeves, second of her sister, Emma 

Reeves, 311. 
SEAFORD. Delaware, 128. 
SEAVILLE. New Jersey. 207, 315. 
SEARCH. Mabel, wife of Abijah Davis Reeves, 310. 

SEE. Edgar, husband of Ella Kirby, 272. .,„^™«,„t.».t /^TTTTr>/-r»+ 

SESSION BOOK OF THE COLD SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 

41-65. ^ « , 

SETTLE, Emma Gates, daughter of Elsie Gates Springer, 234. 
Settle. Harry, husband of Elsie Gates Springer. 234. 
Settle. Joseph Harrison, son of Elsie Gates Springer, 234. 
SHANGHAI. China, 162. ,, ^ . . ». ivt o^o 

SHARPLESS. Margaret Agnes, daughter of Martha Achsah Naves, 278. 
Sharpless, Martha Achsah, daughter of Martha Achsah Naves, 278. 
Sharpless, Ruthanna, daughter of Martha Achsah Naves. 278. 
Sharpless, William, husband of Martha Achsah Naves, 278. 
SHARPSVILLE. Pennsylvania, 319, 

SHAW, Aaron, baptized, 65. ^ ,. , .v ««« 

Shaw, Alice R.. daughter of Mary Ann Cassedy, (infant), 282. 
Shaw, Amarilla, wife of Jeremiah Edmunds, 216, 228. 
Shaw, Charles Alexander, husband of Harriet Ann Hall, 244. 
Shaw, Ella Virginia, daughter of Harriet Hoffman, family, 145. 
Shaw, Ellen Hand, daughter of Elsie May Hand. 187. 
Shaw, George, husband of Mary Ann Cassedy. 257, 282. 
Shaw, Georgianna, daughter of Mary Ann Cassedy, family, 282. 
Shaw, Harriet W., daughter of Mary Ann Cassedy, family, 282. 
Shaw, James Clinton, son of Elsie May Hand, 187. 
Shaw, James H.. husband of Jane Crowell Foster, 118. 
Shaw, John, marriage, 44. 

Shaw, John, marriage, 46. ,.,,.,. 

Shaw, Lizzie, daughter of Harriet Hoffman, family, 145. 
Shaw, Lydia Foster, wife of Edmund Matthews Hoffman, 145. 
Shaw, Mary S.. baptized, 57. ^ ,.. ^ ., ^ r* 

Shaw, Pena, admitted to church membership, 55, baptized, 56. 
Shaw, Parsons E., baptized, 57. 
Shaw, Rebecca, wife of Stokes Potter, 324. 
Shaw, Socrates, husband of Harriet Hoffman. 145. 
Shaw, Stillwell. baptized, 51, admitted to church membership. 51. 
Shaw, Swain, baptized, 67. 

449 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Shaw, Walter Y., husband of Elsie May Hand, 187. 

Shaw, William, baptized, 57. 

SHAWANO, Wisconsin, 151. 

SHEETS, Mary Helen, wife of Francis Hoffman, 145. 

SHEPPARD, Abbie, daughter of Abigail Hughes Learning, family, 182. 

Sheppard, Anna, second wife of Jonathan H. Matthews, 302. 

Sheppard, Dorothy Mecray, daughter of Israel Learning Sheppard, family, 

182. 
Sheppard, Frank Splcer, son of Abigail Hughes Leaming, family, 182. 
Sheppard, Genevieve, daughter of Abigail Hughes Leaming, 182, 269. 
Sheppard, Judith Florence, daughter of Abigail Hughes Leaming, family, 

182. 
Sheppard, Israel Leaming, son of Abigail Hughes Leaming, family, 182. 
Sheppard, Mary Esther, daughter of Israel Leaming Sheppard, 182. 
Sheppard, Samuel Bailey, son of Frank Spicer Sheppard, 182. 
Sheppard, Sarah Genevieve, daughter of Abigail Hughes Leaming, 182, 269. 
Sheppard, William Rose, M. D., husband of Abigail Hughes Leaming, 177, 

182. 
Sheppard, William Rose, son of Abigail Hughes Leaming, 182, 236. 
SHIELDS, Charles, husband of Helen York, 175. 
Shields, Lizzie, wife of David Cresse Crowell, 186. 
Shields, Margaret J., wife of Robert S. Oakley, 158. 
SHILOH, New Jersey, 134. 

SHIMADA, Francis K., husband of Harriet Louise Duke, 235. 
SHINN, Mary, wife of Floyd Hughes, 259. 
SHIRLEY, Governor, 5, 7, 8. 

SHOEMAKER, Hattie, first wife of Ellis H. Marshall, 285. 
SHUR, Marie, wife of James A. Naves, 278. 

SHUTE, , wife of Evan Edmunds, 262. . 

SIDNEY, Arthur M., husband of Annie T. Hand, 273. i 

Sidney, Florence Custis, daughter of Annie T. Hand, 273. 

SIMKINS, Gertrude, wife of Louis James Sayre, 186. 

SIMISON, Cora, wife of William Inskeep, 116. 

Simison, Frank M., husband of Mary Leaming Austin, 117. 

SIMMINGTON, Charles C, husband of Emma T. Eldredge, 236. 

Simmington, Harriet Eldredge, daughter of Emma T. Eldredge, 23( 

Slmmington, Mary T., daughter of Emma T. Eldredge, 236. 

Simpkins, Catharine, wife of Uriah Schenck, 254, 270. 

Simpson, Sarah J., wife of James Frank Crowell, 298. 

SINKING VALLEY, Blair County, Pennsylvania, 129. 

SINCLAIR, John, husband of Charlotte Bennett, 148. 

SKALLENGER, Jacobus, 15. 

SKELLINKS, Cornelius, 13. 

SKIPPACK, Pennsylvania, 263. 

SMALLWOOD, Elizabeth, second wife of Albert G. Reed Bennett, 152. 165. 

SMART, Rose Irene, wife of Recompence Arnold Hand, 273. 

SMITH, Alfred, son of Henry Hollingsworth Smith, M. D., 190. 

Smith, Alice Grant, daughter of Thomas L. Smith, 190. 

Smith, Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Springer Keeler, 206. 

Smith, Belford, husband of Ellen Marshall, 285. 

Smith, Belfora, wife of Joseph Schellenger Stites, 221. 

Smith, Charles, husband of Martha H. Whilldin, 215. 

Smith, Charles Alfred, husband of Helen Burnshouse, 141. 

Smith, Charles Alfred, son of Helen Burnshouse, 141. 

Smith, Charles Vernon, husband of Marcia Miller, 330. 

Smith, Charles Vernon, son of Marcia Miller, 330. 

Smith, Clarissa Gay, mother of Charles Alfred Smith, 141. 

Smith, Cooper, son of James Somers Smith, 191. 

Smith, Edith, wife of Edward M. Germon, 170. 

Smith, Elizabeth Shute, daughter of Lydla Leaming, 188. 

Smith, Elizabeth Washington, daughter of William Horner Smith, family, 

194. 
Smith, Ellen Hollingshead, daughter of James Rundle Smith, family, 195. 
Smith, Eloise Crowell, daughter of Eva Jane Crowell, 140. 
Smith, Emma, wife of James L. Marshall, 285. 
Smith, Emma V., wife of Henry Clay Hand, 207. 
Smith, Eugenia Horner, daughter bf Henry Hollingsworth Smith, M. D., 

190. 
Smith, Eva Virginia, daughter of Eva Jane Crowell, 140. 
Smith, Everett L., husband of Mary Springer Keeler, 206. 
Smith, Fisher Coleman, son of Lydia Leaming, 188. 

450 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNT! 

Smith, Georgie Richardson, wife of Arthur Douglass Foster. 169. 

Smith! Henry Hollinssworth, M. D., son of Lydia Learning, 188, family and 

descendants, 190. „. 

Smith, Henry Edmunds, son of Henry Hollingsworth Smith. MD., 190. 
Smith, Henry Wilkins. son of William Horner Smith (infant), 194. 
Smith! Herbert F., husband of Edith Ware. 222. 
Smith. Herbert F. Jr.. son of Edith Ware, 222. 
Smith, Isaac, marriage, 46. 

Smith, Isaac, husband of Emma Parsons, 120. 
Smith, James, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Smith, James, dismissed by certificate, 56. ,,,„„.- ., ;, j„ 

Smith, James Rundle, son of Henry Hollingsworth, 190, family and de- 
scendants, 195. . 
Smith, James S., husband of Lydia Learning, 106 188 

Smith, James Somers, son of Lydia Leaming, (infant), 188. ., ♦„ 

Smith, James Somers, son of Lydia Leaming, 188, family and descendants, 

191 
Smith, James 'Somers, son of .Tames Somers Smith. 191. „_... ,<.- 

Smith. James Somers, son of James Somers and Mary Nixon Smith, 191. 
Smith, Jane R.. daughter of Marcia Miller, 330. 
Smith, Joseph, marriage, 43. ^ ^^ -.^ ■^.,. ,oo 

Smith, Josephine Evelyn, wife of James Robb Merritt, 322. 
Smith, Judith, baptized, 50. „, ^t ^ orr 

Smith, Katharine, wife of Charles W. Hand, 255 

Smith Larder Furman, husband of Mary Elizabeth Matthews 30J. 
Smith, Leonard Owen, husband of Ev;a Jane Crowell. 140 -^^.,„ ,„« 

Smith Lydia Leaming. daughter of Thomas Leaming Smith, family, l^U. 
Smith. Lydia Lerming. daughter of Lydia Leaming. 188 
Smith Marie Wilkins. daughter of William Horner Smith 194. 
Smith. Martha, baptized, 50. ♦♦x,^™^ ono 

Smith, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Matthews, 30J. 
Smith. Mary Nixon, wife of James Somers Smith. 191. 
Smith Mary W.. first wife of Edmund Levi Bull Wales Young. 315. 
Smith. Nancy Correy, daughter of James Somers Smith, family 191. 
Smith, Rebecca, daughter of James Rundle Smith, (infant), 195. 
Smith, Rebecca Leaming, daughter of Lydia Leaming, 188. 
Smith, Richard, baptized. 50. „, ^ 

Smith, Richard, son of Virginia Mary Edmunds. 326. 
Smith. Richard Rundle. son of Lydia Leaming. 188. 
Smith, Sarah, admitted to church membership, 51. 
Smith, Sarah, death. 61. ^ „„„ 

Smith. Sarah S.. wife of Charles Clinton Reeves, 267. 
Smith. Susan, wife of John Bellangy, 297. 

Smith, Thomas L., son of Thomas L. Smith, 190. 

Smith, Thomas Leaming, son of Lydia Leaming, 188. ,, t^ ioa 

Smith Thomas Leaming. son of Henry Hollingsworth Smith, M. D., 190. 

Smith, Walter, second husband of Hannah M. Springer, 198. 

Smith, Walter Brooks, husband of Virginia Mary Edmunds, 326. 

Smith, Walter R., husband of Caroline Hughes, 286. 

Smith, Walter Raymond, son of Caroline Hughes, 286. 

Smith, William, husband of Georgeanna White, 257. 

Smith, William Hinds, father of Charles Alfred Smith, 141. 

Smith, William Horner, son of Henry Hollingsworth, 190, family and a©- 
so^Yids^nts 194 

Smith, William Horner, son of William Horner Smith, 194. 

SMYTH, Ann Yoxall, daughter of Martha Schellenger, 268. 

Smyth, Francis Alison, son of Mary Elizabeth Duke, 235. 

Smyth, Harry Yoxall, husband of Martha Schellenger, 268. 

Smyth, Marion May, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Duke, family, 235. 

Smyth, Mary Emily, daughter of Martha Schellenger 268. 

Smyth, Samuel Gordon, husband of Mary Elizabeth Duke, 235. 

Smyth, Samuel Gordon, son of Mary Elizabeth Duke, 235. 

SNOW HILL. Maryland, 169. 

SNYDER, Anna K., wife of Robert Edmunds, 294. 

Snyder, John, husband of Sarah E. Crowell, 170. 

Snyder, Mary, daughter of Sarah E. Crowell, 1"0. 

SOBY. John F.. husband of Emma S. Eldredge, 126. 

SOCIETY HILL. South Carolina, 160. 

SOMERS, Clara, wife of Gilbert Corson, 261. 

Somers. Constantine, husband of Sarah W. Eldredge, 128. 

451 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAT COUNTY 

Somers, Experience, wife of Joseph Eldredge Hugrhes, 150. 

SOMERS POINT. New Jeresy, 128. 129, 151. 

SOUDER, Ada, daughter of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240. 

Souder, Alice Holt, daughter of Harold Charles. 247. 

Souder, Charles B., son of Hester Ann Eldrldge Johnson, family, 240. 

Souder, Charles B., son of Maurice B. Souder, 240. 

Souder, Daniel E., son of Hester Ann Eldridgre Johnson, family, 240. 

Souder, Earle C, son of Daniel E. Souder, 240. 

Souder, Elizabeth Mecray, daughter of Ellwood and Dorothy Mecray Bock- 

lus Souder, 223, 247. 
Souder, Ella, daughter of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240. 
Souder, Ellwood, son of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240, family and 

descendants. 247. 
Souder. Ellwood, son of Ellwood Souder, 247, family, 223. 
Souder. Fannie, daughter of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240. 
Souder, Florence M., daughter of Maurice B. Souder, 240. 
Souder, Harold Charles, son of Ellwood, family, 247. 
Souder, Hester E., daughter of Maurice B. Souder, 240. 
Souder. Jennie J., daughter of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240. 
Souder, Katharine, daughter of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240. 
Souder, Lillie E., daughter of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, family. 240. 
Souder, Lillie Moore, daughter of Ellwood, 247. 
Souder, Margaret, daughter of Charles B. Souder, family, 240. 
Souder. Maurie Annie, wife of Rev. William Henry Eldredge, 131. 
Souder, Maurice B., son of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, family, 240. 
Souder, Mary J., daughter of Maurice B. Souder, 240. 
Souder, Nellie, wife of Percy V. Hughes, 259. 
Souder, Priscilla. wife of Henry S. Rutherford. 232. 

Souder. Richard Cresse, husband of Hester Ann Eldridge Johnson, 240. 
Souder, Richard Cresse, son of Charles B. Souder, 240. 
Souder, Thomas Argyle. son of Ellwood, 247. 

SOULE, George the Pilgrim, descendants in Cape May County, 320, 324. 
Soule, George, son of George, 324. 
Soule, Jabez, son of Zachuriah Soule, 320. 
Soule, Mary, daughter of George Soule, 324. 
Soule. Sarah, daughter of Jabez Soule, 320. 
SPARKS, Earl Lonsdale, son of Edward Sparks, 281. 
Sparks, Edward, son of Ellen Maria Cassedy, family, 281. 
Sparks, Frank A., son of Ellen Maria Cassedy, family, 281. 
Sparks, John Benjamin, husband of Ellen Maria Cassedy, 257, 281. 
Sparks, Margaret Maylin, daughter of Frank A. Sparks, 281. 
Sparks, Matilda, wife of John Johnson, 225. 
Sparks, Sophronia, wife of Jeremiah Eldredge Hughes, 150. 
Sparks, Stanley Vaughn, son of Edward Sparks, 281. 
Sparks, William Newell, son of Frank A. Sparks. 281. 
SPEEDWELL, Ship, 68. 

SPENCE, Robert, husband of Judith T. Eldredge, 134. 
SPENCER, Sarah, wife of Levi Eldridge Johnson, 224. 
SPICER, Jacob, 24. 

Spicer, Sarah, wife of Christopher Leaming, 105. 
SPRINGER, Alexander W.. son of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, 199, family 

and descendants, 206. 
Springer, Alice, daughter of Samuel Springer, 198. 
Springer, Alice Hoffman, daughter of Joseph Springer, 234 
Springer, Amelia, daughter of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, 199. 
Springer, Amelia, daughter of Alexander W. Springer, family, 206 
Springer, Amelia Fifield, daughter of Joseph Springer, (infant), 234. 
Sprmger, Anna, daughter of Alexander W. Springer, family. 206. 
Springer, Annie E., daughter of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Springer, Charles, son of Alexander W. Springer, 206 
Springer, Clara, daughter of Samuel Springer, 198. 
Springer, Danielia, daughter of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, 199. 
Sprmger, Edna, daughter of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Springer, Edward Whilldin, son of Alexander W. Springer, 206 
Sprmger, Edward D., son of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, family, 199. 
Sprmger, Eliza C, daughter of Whilldin Springer, family, 198. 
Sprmger, Ella, daughter of Alexander W. Springer 206. 
Springer, Elsie Gates, daughter of Joseph Springer, family. 234. 
Sprmger, Eva W., daughter of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Springer, Emma H., daughter of Edward D. Springer, 199, 

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mayplower descendants in cape may county 



Springer, Evelyn Stanton, daughter of John Springer, 206. 
Springer, Frani<lin H., son of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Springer, Hannali M., daughter of Whilldin Springer, 198. 
Springer, Harry W., son of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Springer, Helene, daughter of Samuel Springer, 189. 
Springer, Jane, daughter of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, 198. 
Springer, John, son of Alexander W. Springer, family, 206. 
Springer, John Wallace, son of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Springer, Joseph, son of Alexander W. Springer, 206, family and descend- 
ants, 234. 
Springer, Margaret, daughter of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, 199» 
Springer, Mary Eldredge, daughter of Joseph Springer, 234. 
Springer, Mary H., daughter of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, family, 199. 
Springer, Mildred, daughter of Samuel Springer, 198. 
Springer, Oscar, son of John Springer, 206. 
Springer, Samuel, husband of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, 198. 
Springer, Samuel, son of Whilldin Springer, family, 198. 
Springer, Whilldin, son of Amelia Stillwell Whilldin, family, 198. 
Springer, Whilldin, son of Samuel Springer, 198. 
Springer, Whilldin, son of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, 163. 
Springfield, Ohio. 

SPROAT, Ebenezer, son of Elizabeth Sampson, 320. 
Sproat, Thankful, daughter of Ebenezer Sproat, 320. 
SPRUCE CREEK, Pennsylvania, 157. 
STAFFORD, Ruth, Wife of Albert Pyke, 117. 
STAFFORDSHIRE, England, 288. 

STANDISH. Captain Myles, 76, 79, 90, descendants, 320. 
Standish, Rose, wife of Capt. Myles Staftdish, death of, 82. 
STANGER, Ann Marshall, wife of Franklin Davenport Edmunds, 290. 
Stanger, Lorena, third wife Of Joseph Hall, 226. 
STANTON, Charles Walter, second husband of Mary Ruddiman Edmunds^ 

293. 
Stanton, Harriet, wife of John Springer, 206. 
STEELMAN, Daniel, Son of Sarah Marshall, 285. 
Steelman, Ella, daughter of Sarah Marshall, 285. 
Steelman, Henry S., husband of Sarah Marshall, family, 285. 
Steelman, Jennie, daughter of Sarah Marshall, 285. 
Steelman, Phebe, wife of Edward L. Rice, 330. 
Steelman, Rae, wife of Randolph Marshall, M. D., 28B. 
STEPHENS, Henry, death notice, 63. 

STEVENS, Albert, son of Rachel Somers Eldredge, 139. 
Stevens, Alfred, son of Thomas Schellenger Stevens, 269. 
Stevens, Caroline Hall, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Schellenger, family, 

269. 
Stevens, Charles Smith, son of Mary Elizabeth Schellenger, 182, 269. 
Stevens, Daniel, baptized, 52. 

Stevens, Daniel E., husband of Harriet S. Eldredge, 236. 
Stevens, Dorothy Kimball, daughter of Ralph Stevens, 269. 
Stevens, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Schellenger Stevens, 269. 
Stevens, Ella S., wife of Mahlon Eldredge, 128. 
Stevens, Ezekiel, marriage, 46. 

Stevens, Ezekiel, father of George Hlgbee Stevens, 139. 
Stevens, George Higbee, first husband of Rachel S. Eldredge, 128, 139. 
Stevens, Hannah, baptized, 52. 

Stevens, Harry Eldredge, son of Harriet S. Eldredge, 236. 
Stevens, Helen, daughter of Thomas Schellenger Stevens, 269. 
Stevens, Henry, baptized, 52. 
Stevens, Henry, admitted to church, 48. 

Stevens, Ida Eldredge, daughter of Harriet S. Eldredge, 236. 
Stevens, Jonathan Crawford, husband of Zeruiah Schellenger, 269. 
Stevens, Lillian, wife of Augustus Lengert Parsons, 120. 
Stevens, Lois H., daughter of Rachel Somers Eldridge, 139. 
Stevens, Mary, daughter of Zeruiah Schellenger, 269. 

Steevns, Melinda, dau. of Mary Elizabeth Schellenger, family, 234, 269. 
Stevens, Phelomela, baptized, admitted to church membership, 48. 
Stevens, Ralph, son of Thomas Schellenger Stevens, family, 269. 
Stevens, Rebecca, baptized, 52. 

Stevens, Rebecca Mecray, daughter of Zeruiah Schellenger, 269. 
Stevens, Stillwell, baptized, 52. 



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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Stevens, Thomas S., husband of Mary Elizabeth Schellenger, 268. 

Stevens, Thomas Schellenger, son of Zeruiah Schellenger, family, 269, 

Stevens, William, baptized, 52. 

STEVENSON, Charles Simmington, son of Ida Eldredge Stevens, 236. 

Stevenson, Clara Brainard, daughter of Mary Hughes Barnes, 260. 

Stevenson, Daniel, son of Ida Eldredge Stevens, 326. 

Stevenson, Prank Wallace, husband of Ida Eldredge Stevens, 236. 

Stevenson, Frank Wallace, son of Ida Eldredge Stevens, 236 

Stevenson, George, husband of Mary Hughes Barnes, 260. 

Stevenson, George Barnes, son of Mary Hughes Barnes, 260. 

Stevenson, _Helen Hughes, daughter of Mary Hughes Barnes, 260. 

Stevenson, "Mary, Matilda, daughter of Mary Hughes Barnes, ^^O. 

STIMPSON, Latitia, wife of James S. Eldredge, 125. 

STILLWELL, Miranda, vi^ife of Richard Hand, 275. 

Stillwell, Sophia, wife of Jacob Hughes, 103. 

Stillwell, Elder Richard, 30. 

Stillwell, Thomas, received into church, baptized, 48, 49. 

STEWARD, John, marriage, 45. 

STEWART, Alice, wife of George Curwen Leaming, family, 117. 

Stewart, Mary, wife of William A. Eldredge, 128. 

STIDWORTHY, John William, husband of Ella Shaw Hoffman, 145. 

Stidworthy, William McNaughton, son of Ella Shaw Hoffman, 145. 

STIEFEL. Augustus, husband of Mary Elizabeth Smith, 302. 

Stillwell, (Leamings of Cape May), 5. 

Stillwell, Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Eldredge, 101, 107. 

Stillwell, Jane, wife of Daniel Whilldin, 198. 

STIMPSON, Phebe, baptized, admitted into church membership, 63. 

Stimpson, Robert Corgee, baptized, 60. 

Stimpson, Rhoda Corgee, baptized, 60. 

Stimpson, Stephen, baptized, 48. 

Stimpson, Stevens, marriage, 45. 

Stimpson, Stephen, admitted to church, 48. 

STOVER, Irene, wife of Jere Lilburn Cresse, 143. 

STITES, Abigail, baptized, admitted into church membership, 48. 

Stites, Annie Tindall, daughter of Harriet Whilldin Ware, (infant), 2*1. 

Stites, Charles Linford, son of Harriet Whilldin Ware, 221. 

Stites, Charlotte, admitted to church membership, 48. 

Stites, Charlotte, baptized, 54. 

Stites, Charolette, baptized, 60. 

Stites, Edgar Page, son of Eliza Eldridge, 214^ family, 314. 

Stites, Edgar Page, son of Edgar Page Stites, and Sarah Eldredge Ed- 
munds, 314. 

Stites, Elias Ellis, husband of Danielia Mahalah Whilldin Edmunds, 230. 

Stites, Eliza, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, family and descendants, 143. 

Stites, Ella Merret, datighter of Harriet Whilldin M^are, family, 221. 

Stites, Fletcher Wilbur, son of Edgar Page Stites and Sarah Elizabeth 
Edmunds, 314. 

Stites, Hannah, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, 143, family and descend- 
ants, 144. 

Stites, Hannah, baptized, 50. 

S tites, Harriet Whilldin, daughter of Harriet Whilldin Ware, family, 
221, 286. 

Stites, Harriet Whilldin, daughter of Harriet Whilldin Ware, family, 221, 
286. 

Stites, Humphrey, husband of Priscilla Leaming, 35, 102, 143. 

Stites, Humphrey, son of Priscilla Leaming, 143. 

Stites, John, married, 35. 

Stites, John, Elder, Session Book, 41. 

Stites, John, first husband of Priscilla Leaming, 36, 102, 156. 

Stites, Joseph Schellenger, sOn of Harriet Whilldin Ware, 221. 

Stites, Laura S., daughter of Harriet Whilldin Ware, 135, 221. 

Stites, Lois, baptized, 50. 

Stites, Margaret, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, 35, 102. 

Stites, Margaret, daughter of Priscilla Leaming second, family, 143. 

Stites, Martha, admitted into church membership 51, death, 62. 

Stites, Mrs. Martha Schellenger, second wife of Memucan Hughes, 329. 

Stites, Mary, wife of Humphrey Leaming, 105, 178. 

Stites, Mary, daughter of Priscilla Leaming, family, 143. 

Stites, Mary, wife of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

Stites, Mary, baptized, 54. 

454 



MAYFLOWEK DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Stites, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Harriet Whilldin Ware, family, 221. 

Stites, Page, husband of Eliza Eldridge, 214. 

Stites, Philip, father of Mary Stites, 178. 

Stites, Rachel, baptized, 50. 

Stites, Rachel, mother of Mary Stites, ^J»,- ^^.^ „,, 

Stites, Richard Austin, son of Fletcher Wilbur Stites 314. 

Stites, Samuel Richardson, husband of Harriet Whilldin Ware, 209, 221. 

Stites, Smith, baptized, 54. 

Stites, Thomas, baptized, 58. 

Stites, William, baptized, 50. 

STONY BROOK, New York, 147. 

STRANG, Isaac, husband of Amelia C. Miller, 123. 

STRATTON, Dorothy, daughter of Georgeanna E. Crowell, 298. 

Stratton G Collins, husband of Georgeanna Edmunds Crowell, 298. 

Stratton, George, son of Georgeanna E. Crowell, 298. 

Stratton, James, son of Georgeanna E. Crowell, 298. 

STRETCH, Blanche, daughter of Blanche Hughes, 259. 

Stretch, Joseph, husband of Blanche Hughes, 259. 

STURTEVANT, Dependence, son of Hannah Church, 320. 

Sturtevant, Dependence, son of Dependence Sturtevaht, 320. 

Sturtevant, Mary Soule, daughter of Dependence Sturtevant, 320. 

SUMMERTON. S. Carolina, 142. 

SUMTER, S. Carolina, 142. 

SUTTON, Jennie, wife of Harry Hand, 275. 

Sutton, May, wife of Albert H. Matthews, 300. 

STUYVESANT, Peter, 17. 

SWAIN, Charlotte, baptized, 56. 

Swain, David, marriage, 45. . _. .„ - ^j, ^ ao 

Swain Rev. Edward, husband of Priscilla Townsend, 143. 

Swain, James, husband of Melinda Ludlam Hand, 272. 

Swain, Captain James, marriage, 45. 

Swain, Hannah, wife of Spicer Learning, 105, 177. 

Swain, Linda, daughter of Melinda Ludlam Hand, 272. 

Swain, Reuben, marriage. 45. ,,,.,. 

S^^^ALLBY, Howard M., husband of Eva May Russell, 146. 

SWANSEA, Plymouth Colony, 97. 

SWEDESBORO, New Jersey, 323. ^ „ o »„. 

SYLVUS, Clara Florence, wife of Jesse Raymond Hand, 274. 

SYNG Philip, second husband of Hannah Whilldin, 98, 99. 

TABERNACLE CEMTERY, Cape May County, 341. 

TANNER, Edwin P., Ph. D., 19. 

TAYLOR, Edward, husband of Ella T. Eldredge, 301. 

Taylor, Etta, wife of James Henry Reeves, 311. 

Taylor, Fannie Rosabelle, wife of William Henry Bernshouse, 141. 

Taylor, Frank, husband of Margaret Parsons, 120. 

Taylor, George, marriage, 44. 

Taylor, Helen Parsons, daughter of Margaret Parsons, family. 120. 

Taylor, Margaret J., mother of Fannie Rosabelle Taylor, 141. 

Taylor, Mary Ann, baptized, 53. ^ .. -^r .4.* ico ooo 

Taylor Maxemelia Douglass, wife of James Robb Merritt, 153, i^i. 

Taylor, Naomi, admitted into church membership, 59. 

Taylor, Richard M., father of Fannie Rosabelle Taylor, 141. 

Taylor Rhoda, wife of Jeremiah Hughes, married second Edward Price, 

104, 149. 
TEAL, Aaron, baptized, 64. 

Teal, Adeline, wife of William Henry Matthews, 265. 

Teal, Clarissa, baptized, 57. 

Teal, David, bavtized, 57. „.,, . ^r " ono oit 

Teal, Esther, first wife of Samuel Flthlan Ware, 208, 217. 

Teal, Harvey, marriage, 44. 

Teal, Jacob, baptized, 57. 

Teal, Jeremiah, baptized, 57. 

Teal, Levi, baptized, 57. „ ty t,. ooe 

Teal, Mary, first wife of Thomas H. Hughes, 286. 

Teal Nancy, second wife of Ellis Hughes, 250, 261. 

Teal Rhoda, admitted into church membership 55. 

Teal, Sarah, admitted Into church membership, 55. 

Teal, Tryphena, wife of Charles Matthews, 266. 

Teal, William Bacon, baptized, 56. 

THACHER, Col. John, 8. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Thacher, History of Plymouth, 10, 75. 

THAYER, Josephine, wife of Charles Pendelton Tutt, 189. 

THE LAKE, New Jersey, 287. 

THOMAS, Gabriel, 13. 

Thomas, Lina, wife of Floyd W. Young, 315. 

Thomas, Lydia, second wife of Samuel Fithian Ware, 208, 217. 

Thomas, Martha, admitted into church membership, 47. 

Thomas, Phebe Smith, baptized, 59. 

Thomas, Samuel, marriage, 43. 

Thomas Sarah, baptized, 59. 

Thomas, Susie Bennett, baptized, 59. 

THOMPSON, Annie Hand, daughter of Annie Schenck Hand, (infant), 

276. 
Thompson, Annie Schenck, daughter of Henry Cleaveland Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Charlotte Kennedy, daughter of Henry Cleaveland Thompson, 

276. 
Thompson, Eleanor Hughes, daughter of Henry Cleaveland Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Emily Bell, wife of George Warner Oakley, 158. 
Thompson, Emily Schellenger, daughter of William Hudson and Emily 

Schellenger Thompson, 268. 
Thompson, Frances, daughter of John West Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, George, son of Richard H. Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Hannah H., wife of Dr. Coleman F. Learning, 114. 
Thompson, Harry Bennett, husband of Emily Hughes Woolson, 119. 
Thompson, Henry Cleaveland, son of Annie Schenck Hand, family, 276. 
Thompson, Isabella, wife of Joseph P. Leaming, 114. 
Thompson, James, marriage, 45. 

Thompson, John West, son of Annie Schenck Hand, family, 276. 
Thompson, Joseph Ludlam, son of Annie Schenck Hand. 276. 
Thompson, Jourdan M., son of Annie Schenck Hand, 276. 
Thompson, Louise, daughter of John West Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Madge Clifford, daughter of Henry Cleaveland Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Marie, daughter of John West Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Martha, wife of Recompence Hand, 255, 275. 
Thompson, Maude, wife of Lewis S. Bennett, 164. 
Thompson, Richard, son of Richard H. Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Richard Ryland, husband of Annie Schenck Hand, 255, 276. 
Thompson, Richard Ryland, son of Henry Cleaveland Thompson, 276. 
Thompson, Richard H., son of Annie Schenck Hand, family, 276. 
Thompson, Samuel B., son of Annie Schenck Hand, 276. 
Thompson, William Hudson, son of Annie S. Hand, family, 268, 276. 
Thos. (Thomas?) Hannah, baptized, 64. 

THROCKMORTON, Edmund, husband of Sarah Leaming, 113. 
THREE OAKS, Michigan, 326. 

TIERNEY, Bessie, wife of Samuel F. Rutherford, 232. 
TILLEY, Edward, 76. 
Tilley, Elizabeth, daughter of John Tilley, wife of John Rowland, 9, will 

of 93, 97. 
Tilley, John the Pilgrim, father of the wife of John Howland, 9, 76, 97. 
TIMMONS, David Jamison, husband of Helen Parsons Taylor, 120. 
Timmons, David J., son of Helen Parsons Taylor, 120. 
Timmons, Frank Taylor, son of Helen Parsons Taylor, 120. 
TIPTON, Iowa, 159. 
TISQUANTUM, 83. 
TITICUT, Massachusetts, 85. 

TITLES TO LAND, EARLY AT CAPE MAY, 18, 22. 
TOMLIN, Ann M., wife of William F. Hand, 255. 
Tomlin, Elizabeth, wife of Charles Eldredge, 124. 
Tomlin, Harriet, wife of Jeremiah Leaming Eldredge, 111, 124. 
Tomlin, Ruhama, wife of Jeremiah Edmunds, 203, 216. 
TOWN, Ada Corgie, daughter of George Emma Eldredge, 137. 
Town, Charles Eldredge, son of George Emma Eldredge, 137. 
Town, Claude, husband of Martha Gandy, 330. 
Town, Elizabeth Smallwood, daughter of George Emma Eldredge, family, 

137. 
Town, Harriet Eldredge, daughter of George Emma Eldredge, family, 137. 
Town, Martha G., daughter of Martha Gandy, 330. 
Town, William C, husband of George Emma Eldredge, 125, 137 
Town Bank Settlement, New Jersey, 21, 38, 122. 
TOWNSEND, Abigail Parsons, wife of Isaac Page Matthews, 265. 

456 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Townsend, Alice Melvina, daughter of Theresa Eldredge Learning. 183. 

Townsend Bessie, wife of Thomas Schellenger Stevens. 269. 

Townsend Char es Elmer, son of Amanda Melvina Learning: family. 18a 

Townstnd Edward Fendell. husband of Theresa Eldredge Leaming. 183. 

Townsend," Edmund, son of Mary Stites, 143. 

Townsend. Eli. husband of Mary Stites 143. - ., 1-70 

Townilnd! Flora May, daughter of Julia Beesley, family, 179. 

Townsend Frank, son of Julia Beesley, 179. , ^^ , . ^ . ,_„ 

TownS; Furman Sidney, husband of Amanda Melvma Leaming, 183. 

Townsend George L., son of Theresa Eldredge Leaming, 183. 

?ownllnd: Jeremiah H.. husband of Julia Beesley, 179. 

Townsend, John, husband of Priscilla Cresse 143. 

Townsend Lilburn Harwood, son of Mary F. Leaming. family. 184. 

Knllnd, Lilfi^n Scott, daughter of William Herbert Townsend, 184. 

Townsend. Margaret, daughter of Priscilla Cresse. 143. 

Townsend Marjorie. daughter of Charles Elmer Townsend, 183 

Townsend Mary Elvena. daughter of Mary F Leaming family. 184. 

Townsend Mary Emma, daughter of Emily Leaming Hughes 146. 

Townsend, Melvina. daughter of Amanda Melvina Leaming, 183. 

Townsend. Priscilla, daughter of Mary Stites. 143. 

Townsend, Samuel, husband of Emily Leaming Hughes 146. 

Townsend, William, husband of Mary F. Leaming, 180 184. 

Townsend William Herbert, son of Lilburn Townsend, family. 184. 

TOWNSHEND. D. Edward James, marriage, 45. 

Townshend, Lieutenant Joshua, marriage, 45. 

TRAER Tama Co.. Iowa. 157. 

TRENTON. New Jersey, 131. 210, 279. 287, 321. ^ ^ ^ „ , ^^ . 

TRIMBLE. William Cunningham Jackson, husband of Irma Herndon Mel- 

TRUITT William.' husband of Anna Maria Schenck, 271. 

4uCKAHOE, New Jersey, 122. 137, 290. 294 326 327. 

TUCKER William F.. husband of Elizabeth F. McMinn. 161. 

TUNG CHOW, China. 162 , e. ■ iqc 

TUTHILL. Alice, wife of Samuel Springer. 198. 

Tuthill, Dorothy, daughter of Eliza C. Springer 198. 

Tuthill. Irene, daughter of Eliza C. Springer, 198 

Tuthill, Luther, husband of Eliza C. Springer, 198 

Tuthill, Marion, daughter of Eliza C. Springer 198. 

Tuthill Myron B., son of Eliza C. Springer, 198. 

Tuthill' Samuel Springer, son of Eliza C. Springer. 198. 

TUTT Charles Pendleton, M. D., husband of Rebecca Leaming, 189. 

Tutt Charles Pendleton, son of Rebecca Leaming, 189. 

Tutt! Rebecca, daughter of Rebecca Leaming, 189. 

TUTTLE, Effie, wife of Reuben Carll Foster, 169. 

Tuttle Florence, wife of Jonathan H. Matthews. 302 

TURNER Nevada, wife of George Sheets Hoffman, 145. 

TTTRPIN Sarah B., wife of John Schenck, 270. . ,x * 

?YLER Chartotte Hope Binney, wife of Robert Leaming Montgomery, 

192 
ULMAN Annie Rosine, wife of Levi Eldredge Edmunds, 230. 
UNIONVILLE, Pennsylvania, 104, 150, 151. 
UPHAM. Marion, wife of Samuel Lawrence Foster, 155. 

VAN DOREEN. Clara, wife of Albert Van Houten Kershaw. 163. 

Van T>vke Helen M.. wife of Eli H. Eldredge. 126. 

vin GndI'r,Wa?ren Cameron, husband of Sarah Hughes Wales, 316. 

VANAMAN. Stamford, husband of Adele Rowland. 209. 

Van Mannerick, Anthony, second husband of L^^dia Leammg. 101, 106. 

VANMETER. Isaac, marriage. 44. ... i,- n 

Vanmeter, Isaac, baptized and admitted into church membership, 51. 

Vanmeter', John, baptized, 53. 

Vanmeter. Sarah, baptized. 51. 

?^^ ^inSl; ^Ji'l^r;.a"s^£dfuSf^h7sb'an^^fftfza'Mark Bennett Rutherford. 

328 
VERMILION PARISH, Louisiana. 130 
VINELAND, New Jersey, 270, 298, 300. 

VORms' JXline^Lowe wife of Preston Woodnut Eldridge, Jr., 214 
WA^ES'EifithHellnl! daughter of John Allen and Cora Leaming Ware 
Wales. 220, 317. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



Wales. Edmund B., son of Thomas R. Wales, 316. 

Wales, Eleanor, daughter of Sarah Hughes, 313. 

Wales, EH B., husband of Sarah Hughes, 250, 313. 

"Wales, Eli Bentley, son of Sarah Hughes, 313. 

Wales, Harriet Bentley. daughter of Sarah Hughes, 313, family and de- 
scendants, 315. 

Wales, Jane Schellenger, daughter of Thomas Roger Wales, 316. 

Wales, .John Allen, son of Thomas Roger Wales, family, 220, 317. 

Wales, Lydia Hildreth, daughter of Thomas Roger Wales, (infant), 316. 

Wales, Lydia Hughes, daughter Sarah Hughes, 313, family and descend- 
ants, 318. 

Wales, Martha Tomlin, daughter of Westley Rogers Wales, M. D., family, 
283, 317. 

Wales, Mary Hughes, daughter of Sarah Hughes, 313, family and descend- 
ants, 319. 

Wales, Sarah Hughes, daughter of Sarah Hughes, 313, family and de- 
scendants, 314. 

Wales, Sarah Hughes, daughter of Thomas Roger Wales, 316. 

Wales, Thomas Roger, son of Sarah Hughes, 313, family and descendants, 
316, 317. 

Wales, Thomas Roger, son of Westley Rogers Wales, M. D. (infant), 317. 

Wales, Westley Rogers, M. D., son of Thomas Roger Wales, family, 228, 
317. 

WALLACE, Lizzie, wife of George Patterson Eld'redge, 129. 

WALLINGFORD, Pennsylvania, 284. 

WALN, Rebecca, wife of Jeremiah F. Learning, 106, 189. 

W^ALTER, George E., husband of Ocie May Eldredge, 138. 

Walter, John George, son of Ocie May Eldredge, 138. 

WALTERS, Ruth, wife of Lemuel Eldredge Miller, 239. 

WARDEN, Leora, wife of Harry Hand Needles, 187. 

WARE, Ann. daughter of Daniel Crowell Ware, family, 209. 

Ware, Ann Eliza, daughter of Samuel Fithian, 217, family and descend- 
ants, 232, 233. 

Ware, Clifton, son of Harriet Hand, 277. 

Ware, Cora Learning, daughter of Walter Scott Ware, family, 220, 317. 

Ware, Daniel Crowell, son of Harriet Whilldin, 58, family, 209. 

Ware, Deborah Whilldin, daughter of Deborah Whilldin, 53, 209, family 
and descendants, 218. 

Ware, Edith, daughter of Walter Scott Ware, 220. 

Ware, Edith, daughter of Joseph Rosebaum Ware, family, 222. 

Ware, Edith, daughter of Samuel Fithian Ware, M. D., (infant), 238. 

Ware, Edward Everet, son of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, (infant), 237. 

Ware, Eliza S., daughter of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

Ware, Florence Filmore, daughter of Harriet Hand, 277, 328. 

Ware, Frank H., son of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

Ware, Franklin, author of "Descendants of Joseph Ware of Fenwick Col- 
ony," 201. 

Ware, Fannie E., daughter of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

Ware, George Schellenger, son of Wilmon Whilldin Ware, 209. 

Ware, George Washington, son of Harriet Whilldin, 209. 

Ware, Harriet, daughter of Daniel Crowell Ware, family, 209. 

Ware, Harriet Sawyer, daughter of Samuel Fithian Ware, M. D., 238. 

Ware, Harriet Whilldin, daughter of Wilmon Whilldin Ware, 209, family 
and descendants, 221. 

Ware, Harriet, baptized, admitted into church membership, 51. 

Ware, Harry Sawyer, son of Samuel Fithian W^are, M. D., 238. 

Ware, Herbert, son of Maskel Ware, family, 222. 

Ware, Henry Belting, son of Maskel "Ware, 222. 

Ware, Hester Teal, daughter of James Whilldin Ware, family, 219. 

Ware, Hilda, daughter of Walter Scott Ware, 220. 

Ware, Horace, son of Maskel Ware, family, 222. 

Ware, Howard L., son of Joseph Ware, 220. 

Ware, Irene, daughter of Herbert Ware, 222. 

Ware, James G., son of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

Ware, Dr. James W., son of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, family, 237. 

Ware, James Whilldin, son of Deborah Whilldin, 53, 208, family and de- 
scendants, 219. 

Ware, James Whilldin, son of James Whilldin Ware, 219. 

Ware, Jeremiah Stratton, son of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, (infant), 237. 

Ware, Jeremiah Stratton, son of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, 237. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



"Ware, Jeremiah Stratton, son of James Whilldin, 219, family and descend- 
ants, 237. 

Ware, "Joseph of Fenwiclt Coloney," by Franklin Ware, 201. 

Ware, Joseph, husband (1) of Deborah Whilldin, (2) of Harriet Whilldin, 
208, 209. 

Ware, Joseph, marriage, 44. 

Ware, Joseph, son of Harriet Whilldin, 53, 116, 209, family and descend- 
ants, 220. 

Ware, Josephine, daughter of Joseph Ware, 220, 277. 

Ware, Joseph Rosebaum, son of Maskel Ware, family, 222. 

Ware, Josephine, daughter of Josephine Ware, family and descendants, 
220, 277. 

Ware, Lambert, son of Joseph Ware, 220. 

Ware, Leah, daughter of Horace Ware, 222. 

Ware, Lena, daughter of Joseph Ware, 143, 220. 

Ware, Lena B., daughter of Joseph Ware, 220. 

Ware, Lizzie, daughter of Maskel Ware, 222. 

Ware, Louise Sawyer, daughter of Samuel Fithian Ware, M. D., family, 
238. 

Ware, Mahalah Jane, daughter of Dr. James W. Ware, 237. 

Ware, Margaret Nelson, daughter of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, 237. 

Ware, Mary, daughter of Maskell Ware, 222. 

Ware, Mary Jane, daughter of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, 237, family and 
descendants, 239. 

Ware, Maskel, son of Harriet Whilldin, family, 209, 222. 

Ware, Richard, husband of Harriet Hand, 277. 

Ware, S. Fithian, son of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

Ware, Samuel Fithian, son of Deborah Whilldin, 53, 208, family and de- 
scendants, 217. 

Ware, Samuel Fithian, son of Samuel Fithian Ware, family, 217. 

Ware, Samuel Fithian, M. D., son of James Whilldin, 219, family and de- 
scendants, 238. 

Ware, Samuel Fithian, son of Samuel Fithian Ware, M. D., (infant), 238. 

Ware, Sarah Eldredge, daughter of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, family, 227. 

Ware, Sophie Scull, daughter of Maskell Ware, 222. 

Ware, Theresa Eldredge, daughter of Jeremiah Stratton Ware, (infant), 
237. 

Ware, Walter Scott, son of Joseph Ware, family, 220. 

Ware, William R., son of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., (infant), 217. 

Ware, Wilmon Whilldin, son of Harriet Whilldin, family, 209. 

WARREN, Pennsylvania, 273. 

Warren, Commodore, 6. 

Warren, Edwin, husband of Nellie Foster, 155. 

Warren, Eleanor, daughter of Nellie Foster, 155. 

WARWICK PATENT, 89. 

WARRICK, Mary Jane, second wife of Maskell Ware, 209, 222. 

WASHBURN. Louis, husband of Mattie Kirby, 272. 

Washburn. Richard, son of Mattie Kirby, 272. 

WASHINGTON, D. C, 127, 211, 214, 221, 238, 298, 324. 

"WAST BOOK" OF COL. JOHN GORHAM, 5. 6, 8, 9. 

WATERS, Elmer, husband of Emma Holmes Learning, 117. 

WATSON, Catherine, admitted into church membership, 48. 

Watson, Samuel, admitted into church membership, 48. 

Watson, Samuel, Ruling Elder, Session Book, 52, 57. 

WAYNE, Pennsylvania, 129, 191, 192. 

WAYS, Ann, admitted into church membership, 47. 

Ways, Ann Eliza, baptized, 56. 

Ways, Harriet, baptized. 49. 

Ways, John, baptized, 49. 

Ways, .Joseph, baptized, 49. 

Ways, William, baptized, 49. 

WEAVER, Clarence Arlington, M. D., husband of Alice May Edmunds, 295 

Weaver, Delia, wife of George Leslie Crawford, 275. 

Weaver, Emma, wife of Rodney Parker Hand, 277. 

Weaver, Fannie E., second wife of Samuel Fithian Ware, Jr., 217. 

WEATHERLY. Ann, daughter of Tryphene Crowell Edmunds, 297. 

Weatherly, John, second husband of Tryphene Crowell Edmunds, 297 

Weatherly, Mary, daughter of Tryphene Crowell Edmunds, 297. 

WEBBE, Charles Edmund, son of Margaret Maria Ednnmds, 296. 

Webbe, Gale Dudley, child of Margaret Maria Edmunds, 296. 



459 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Webbe, William Young, husband of Margaret Maria Edmunds, 296. 

WEBER, Carl, husband of Melvina Townsend, 183. 

WEEKS. , wife of Hugh H. Edmunds, 216. 

Weeks, Hannah, second wife of Lewis Eldredge, 132. 

Weeks, Matilda S., wife of Isaac M. Hand, 255. 

AVEIDENHAMMER, Mary Babb, wife of Albert Augustus Edmunds, 231. 

V/EISHAMPEL,, Samuel Addison, husband of Judith Florence Sheppard, 
182. 

Weishampel, John Addison, son of Judith Florence Sheppard, 182. 

WETTHMAN, , the child of Mrs. Weithman baptized, 55. 

Weithman, Bennett, baptized, 55. 

Weithman, Rebecca, admitted into church membership, 51. 

Weithman, , (the child of Mrs. Weithman), baptized, 55, 

WELLS, Georgie H., wife of Lewis C. Leaming, 115. 

WELSH, Adeline Hufty, mother of Anna Hunter Welsh, 308. 

Welsh, Anna Hunt, wife of Henry Reeves Edmunds, 290, 308. 

Welsh, Charles, father of Anna Hunter Welsh, 308. 

WENTZELL, Amos, husband of Hannah Ludlam, family, 178. 

Wentzell, Clara, daughter of Levi S. Wentzell, 178. 

Wentzell, Hannah, daughter of Levi S. Wentzell, 178. 

Wentzell, Leaming L., son of Levi S. Wentzell, 178. 

Wentzell, Levi S., son of Hannah Ludlam, 178. 

Wentzell, Lizzie L., daughter of Hannah S. Ludlam, family, 178. 

Wentzell, Mabel, daughter of Levi S. Wentzell, 178. 

Wentzell, Mabel, wife of Eugene W. Lloyd, 330. 

Wentzell, Mary, daughter of Levi S. Wentzell, 178. 

M''entzell, Rachel L., daughter of Hannah S. Ludlam, family, 178. 

Wentzell, Raymond, son of Levi S. Wentzell, (infant), 178. 

WERTZ, Frances Duke, daughter of Marion May Smyth, 235. 

Wertz, James J., husband of Marion May Smyth, 235. 

WEST, Mrs. Ann M. C, wife of Joseph Eldredge, 111, 127. 

West, Belle, third wife of Wilmon Whilldin Ware, 209. 

West, Laura Lonsdale, wife of Edward Sparks, 281. 

^Vest, May, wife of Samuel Ware Moore, 219. 

West, Raymond M. D. D., husband of Harriet Eldredge, 134. 

West Cape May, 137, 154, 155, 167. 168, 228, 229, 236, 239, 279, 288. 289, 
307, 310, 313, 314. 

West Chester, Pennsylvania, 112. 

WESTERFIELD, Edward, husband of Eva Johnson, 123. 

West Jersey Society, 21. 

WESTMONT, New Jersey, 176. 

West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 316. 

WESTON, Thomas, 66. 

WHEATON, Ella Stevens, wife of Ralph Lee Cummings, 172. 

Wheaton, Louise Corson, wife of Edward Douglass Phillips, 307. 

WHBATLEY, Mary Ann, wife of Jeremiah Taylor Hughes, 149, 154, 

WHALING FISHING IN DELAWARE BAY, 13, 14, 15. 

WHANN, Edith Sara, wife of Edward Marcy Miller, 239. 

WHEELER, Sophia Wilcox, wife of Robert Leaming Wood, 193. 

WHILLETS, Mary Ellen, wife of Alfred Edmunds, 228. 

WHITNEY, Florence, wife of Joseph E. Leaming, 127. 

WHITING, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Whiting, 325. 

Whiting, Rev. Samuel, husband of Elizabeth Adams, 325. 

Whiting, Samuel, son of Elizabeth Adams, 325. 

WHILDEN, Orilla, wife of Edward M. Crowell, 170. 

WHILLDIN family, 3. 

Whilldin, Alexander, son of Daniel Whilldin, 198. 

Whilldin, Amelia Stillwell, daughter of Daniel Whildin, 198. 

Whildin, Daniel, son of James Whilldin, family and descendants, 198. 

Whilldin, Daniel, son of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 

Whilldin, Danielia, daughter of Daniel Whilldin, 199, family and descend- 
ants, 207. 

Whilldin, David, son of Joseph 2nd, 100. 

Whilldin, David, son of James Whilldin, 199. 

Whilldin, David, son of Matthew Whilldin, 64, 200. 

Whilldin, Deborah, daughter of Jonathan, 201, family and descendants, 208. 

Whilldin, Emma C, daughter of Matthew Whilldin, family, 227. 

Whilldin, Evelina, daughter of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 

Whilldin, Experience, daughter of Joseph Whilldin, wife of William Fos- 
ter, 97. 

460 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

Whilldin, Hannah, daughter of Hannah Gorham, 98. family and descend- 
Rnts 99 

Whilldin, Hannah, 'daughter of Joseph Whilldin, 100, family and descend- 
ants 197 

Whilldin, Harriet, daughter of Jonathan Whilldin, 201. family and de- 
scendants, 209. 

Whilldin, Isaac, son of Joseph Whilldin, 98. 

Whilldin, Isaac, son of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 

Whilldin, Isaac, marriage, 44. . . • »o 

Whilldin, Isaac, admitted into church membership, 63. 

Whilldin Isaac, son of Matthew N. Whilldin. 200. 215. 

Whilldin, James, son of James Whilldin, 196, family and descendants, 
198 199 

Whilldin, James, Member of Session of Cold Spring Church. 51-65. 

Whilldin James, son of Joseph Whilldin 2nd. 100, family and descend- 
ants, 196. 

Whilldin, James, son of Isaac Whilldin, 215. ^ „ , , ^ ♦„ 

Whilldin. Jane, daughter of James Whilldin, 196, family and descendants, 
202 203 

Whilldin, Jane' Edmunds, daughter of Mahalah Edmunds. 215, family and 

Whilldin Joliathan. son of" James Whilldin, 196, family and descendants, 
201. 

Whilldin, Jonathan, baptized, 50. , ^ ^ ,, .^.^ „- .^^ t,;, 

Whilldin. Joseph, husband of Hannah Gorham, granddaughter of the Pil- 
grim. John Howland, 8, 11, 16, 92. 97. 323. 

Whilldin, Joseph, son of Hannah Gorham, 27, 98, family and descendants, 

Whilldin, Josephine, daughter of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 

Whilldin, Loes, daughter of Joseph Whilldin, 2nd 100. 

Whilldin, Lois, (Yeates), daughter of James Whilldin, 196, 

Whilldin, Loring, son of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 

Whilldin, Louisa N., daughter of Isaac Whilldin, 215 

Whilldin, Louisa Edmunds, daughter of Matthew Whilldin, 227. 

Whilldin Lydia. daughter of Matthew Whilldin, family and descendants, 

180, 184, 200. ^ ^. ^^ 

Whilldin, Mahalla, admitted into church membership, 63. 
Whilldin, Martha, daughter of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 
Whilldin. Mary, daughter of Hannah Gorham, 98. ttti,m,/i- oik 

Whilldin. Mary, daughter of Isaac and Martha Hughes Whilldin, ^15. 
Whilldin, Mary, (Hughes), daughter of James Whilldin, 196. 
Whilldin. Mary, daughter of Joseph Whilldin 2nd, 100. 340. 
Whilldin. Mary, daughter of Matthew Whilldin, family, 227. 
Whilldin, Matthew, son of Joseph Whilldin, 2nd, 100. 
Whilldin, Matthew. Elder. Session Book, 41-65. ^ „ , , , . 

Whilldin. Matthew, son of James Whilldin, 196, family and descendants. 

Whilldin, Matthew, son of Isaac Whilldin, 215, family and descendants, 

227. 
Whilldin. Norma Ray. daughter of Louisa Leaming Russell. 327. 
Whilldin. Rachel, daughter of Joseph Whilldin, 2nd, 100. 
Whilldin, Rachel, daughter of James Whilldin, 196. 
Whilldin, Raymond, husband of Louisa Leaming Russell, 3^7. 
Whilldin. Rhoda, daughter of James Whilldin, 199. 
Whilldin. Ruth, daughter of James Whilldin. 199. 
Whilldin. Seth, grandson of James Whilldin, 196. 
Whilldin, Tabitha, admitted into church membership, 48. 
Whilldin, Tabitha, dismissed by certificate, 56. 
Whilldin, Wilmon, son of Jonathan Whilldin, 201. 
Whilldin, Wilmon, son of Wilmon Whilldin, 227. 
Whilldin, Wilmon, son of Matthew Whilldin, family, 227. 
Whilldin, William, son of Isaac Whilldin, 215. 
WHITE, Albert, son of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 
White, Annie, daughter of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, family, 257. 
White, Charles, husband of Sarah Schellenger. 269. 
White. Florence, daughter of Nancy Schenck Cassedy. 257. 
White, Florence, daughter of Sarah Schellenger, family. 269. 
White, Georgeanna, daughter of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 
White, Harriet, daughter of Sarah Schellenger, 269. 
White, Harry J., husband of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 



White, Harry, son of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 

White, Mary Ellen, daug-hter of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257, 

White, Sarah, daughter of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 

White, Virginia, daughter of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 

White, M^illiam, son of Nancy Schenck Cassedy, 257. 

WHITEHEAD, Estelle, wife of Oscar Barrtett. 280. 

WHITTEMORE, Harriet Howe, wife of Rev. James Edmunds, 109. 

WHITLEYSBURG, Maryland, 176. 

WICKS, George, husband of Mary Louise Bennett, 152. 

Wicks, Ruth, daughter of Mary Louise Bennett, 152. 

WILKINS, Henrietta, Constantia, wife of William Horrter Smith, 190, 194. 

WILSON, Lillie Edmunds, daughter of Annie Lornhamah Edmunds, 231. 

"W^ilson, Luther Edmunds, son of Annie Lornhamah Edmunds, 231. 

WILBERFORCB, Bishop, 73. 

WILD\vOOt>, New Jersey, 307. 

WILEY, John, M. D., husband of Lydia Fifield Hand, 207. 

Wiley, Helen, daughter of Olive Hughes, 261. 

Wiley, Olive, daughter of Olive Hughes, 261. 

Wiley, Samuel, husband of Olive Hughes, 261. 

WILHELM, Dr. Arthur Farrington, husband of Grace Hale Leuf, 243. 

Wilhelm, Dorothy Jane, daughter of Grace Hale Leuf, 243. 

WILKIE, Esther, wife of Dr. Frederick Boerner, 241. 

WILL OF ELLIS HUGHES, 29, 197. 

W^ILLETTS, Emma L., wife of William Francis Cassedy, 257, 283. 

WILLIAMS, Annie Cassedy, daughter of Sallie Penneck Cassedy, family, 

284. 
Williams, Anne Carry, daughter of Elizabeth H. Bennett, 164. 
Williams. Charles B., son of Sallie Pennock Cassedy, (infant), 284. 
Williams, Clara, second wife of Edward D. Springer, 199. 
Williams, Emi, admitted into church membership. 
Williams, Enos Roger, husband of Sallie Pennock Cassedy, 257, 284. 
Williams, Franklin, baptized, 54. 

Williams, Frederick Melvin, son of William Francis Williams, 284. 
Williams, George W., baptized, 54. 

Williams, Helen Brown, daughter of Sallie Pennock Cassedy, family, 284. 
Williams, J. Ashton, husband of Elizabeth H. Bennett, 164. 
Williams, Lizzie daughter of Sallie Pennock Cassedy, (infant), 284. 
Williams, Margaret L., daughter of Elizabeth H. Bennett, 164. 
Williams, Sarah, baptized, 55. 
Williams, William of Virginia, 340. 

Williams, William Francis, son of Sallie Pennock Cassedy, family, 284. 
WILLIAMSON, Cynthia Anne, daughter of John Laughlin Williamson, 213. 
Williamson, Elmira, daughter of Emily Hurst Hughes, 213. 
Williamson, Ernest Townsend, son of Thomas Hughes and Mary Elvena 

Townsend Williamson, 213. 
Williamson, Hadassa, daughter of Emily Hurst Hughes, 213. 
Williamson, John Laughlin, son of William Alexander Williamson, family, 

213. 
Williamson, Marjory, daughter of Stanley Williamson, 213. 
Williamson, Mary Jean, daughter of John Laughlin Williamson, 213. 
Williamson, Rev. Moses, pastor of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 42, 

family, 213. 
Williamson, Samuel Fisler, son of William Alexander Williamson, 213. 
Williamson, Stanley, son of William Alexander Williamson, family, 213. 
Williamson, Thomas Hughes, son of Emily Hurst Hughes, 184, family, 

213. 
Williamson, Thomas Hughes, 184, 213. 

Williamson, William Alexander, son of Emily Hurst Hughes, family, 213. 
WILLIAMSBURG, Long Island, 159. 
WILLIMANTIC, Connecticut, 123. 
WILMINGTON, Delaware, 219, 297. 

WILMON, Mary, wife of Joseph Whilldin, 2nd, 98, 100. 
WILSON, Danelia, daughter of Annie Loruhamah Edmunds, (infant), 231. 
Wilson, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of George Washington Hughes, 157. 
Wilson, John A., second husband of Lydia Page Edmunds, 263. 
Wilson, Joseph, son of Annie Loruhamah Edmunds, (infant), 231. 
Wilson, Joseph Cooper, husband of Annie Loruhamah Edmunds, 231. 
Wilson, Samuel Cooper, son of Annie Loruhamah Edmunds, 231. 
WINSLOW, New Jersey, 141, 142. 
WINSLOWS NARRATIVES, 74. 

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MA7PL0WEB DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COVNTV 

ETX"A^B'ili?e''r^oS'<^^|L£L|« f woo., 3.. 

Wood Albert Norton, son of Charles Wood, d^4. 

HISS3lipiL;„o.3.. 

Wo8EhUlI' Sl"y'Frf/ces,''wifl of Benjamin Walter Naves, family. 278. 
^goEMAN^^EveTe^yn^ife of Frank Edmunds Conrad 294 ^^^ 

^ggg^^ri mS AuSa,;w^^^^^ -^. -'• 

WOODSTOWN, New Jersey, 142, Zil. 

WOOLSON, Caleb, marriage, 44. i^oster 119 

Woolson, Charles Leslie, son of Ella V^ Foster 1 19. 

Woolson Daniel, husband of EUa V. Foster 118^ 119. 

Woolson, Earl Shannon, son of Ella V Foster mairiea, 

Woolson, Edna May, daughter of Ella V Foster, lamuy, n^. 

Woolson Edgar, son of Ella V Foster 119 

Woolson, Emily Hughes daughter of Ella V. Foster ii^ 

hl\foi iS%^d^m!tYe^d in^?^^-^ch^°^^l^bV4ip, 55. 

WORK^'l?ab?ni°B 'wife of Rev. James M. Edmunds 109 
^?rk^Rev" Wimam R.. husband of EmHy J Edxnunds. 109. 

YATES D^?d,*husbSnd of' Elizabeth Hughes, 44. 205. 
Yates John, Elder, Session Book, 41-55. 
YEATES Edward, husband of Mary Stevens, 269. 
YOKOHAMA, Japana, 324. 

l^r^^'cSrSanl of Martha L. Bennett, 165. 

iork! gdna,dai.ghter" of Martha Lavelle Bennett famUy. 1.5. 

York, Helen, daughter of Martha Lavelle Bennett, lio. 



463 



MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 

York, Sadie, daughter of Martha Lavelle Bennett, family, 175, 233. 

YOUNG, Alonzo Potter, son of Alice Schellengrer, 253. 

Young, Bentley Wales, son of Harriet Bentley Wales, family, 315. 

Young, Bentley Wales, son of Bentley Wales Young, 315. 

Young, Charles Merwyn, second husband of Mary Lydia Edmunds, 292. 

Young, Charles Merwyn, son of Mary Lydia Edmunds, 292. 

Young, Edmund, son of Edmund L. B. W. Young, 3135. 

Young, Edmund B., son of Bentley Wales Youne^. 315. 

Young, Edmund Levi Bull Wales, son of Harriet Bentley Wales, family, 

315. 
Young, Florence B., daughter of Edmund L, B. W. Young, 315. 
Young, Floyd Whittlemore, son of Bentley Wales Young, 315. 
Young, Howard W., son of Harriet Bentley Wales, 315. 
Young, Joseph, husband of Harriett Bentley Wales, 313, 315. 
Young, Josephine, daughter of Harriet Bentley Wales, 315. 
Young, Maria S., daughter of Edmund L. B. W. Young, 315. 
Young, Mary H., daughter of Harriet Bentley Wales, 315. 
Young, Mary S., daughter of Edmund L. B. W. Young, 315. 
Young, Sarah Belinda, daughter of Harriet Bentley Wales, 315. 
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, 319. 

ZION, Ruby, wife of Hunter Bell Leaming, 116. 
ZOOK, Ainsworth, husband of Helen Mar Merritt, 322. 



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