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COLONEL WILLIAM LITHGOW.
THE NEW YORK
(Serological ant) ^iograpbical Retort.
Vol. XXIX. NEW York. JANUARY, iSqS. No. t.
I UK LITIICOW FAMILY.
By Ellen I iunlop i i
Since the gift to Augusta, Mimic, by that public-spirited man Llewel-
lyn William Lin iblic Library, the interest
in the early men this familj idily increased.
Careful search has reve I the original family, ami
many heretofore unrecorded facts in connection with the ramificatioi
its early memb
Robert Lithgow, the original member of this interesting family, came
to this country in 1719, sai ing from Londonderry, in the north of Ire-
land, in the ship " Olive."
With Robert came his wife, whose name was" McCurdy," of Irish birth,
an interesting picture of whom is given by Miss Thompson, of Castine,
Maine, who remembers "her sitting in the attic of Fort Halifax, and
listening to her tell tales of the old country as she spun her tlax on the
little wheel."* Several children also came, of whom "Miss Lithj
"Mai nl "Janet, "formed the little company. Later William was
born, tradition tells us in Boston, where they first landed. This little
family came from the parish of Glendermoth, Comity Derry, the old parish
church of the Lithgows. Unfortunately all the church records were burned
many years ago.f
The name Lithgow, or Linlithgow, is of local origin, derived from either
the royal burgh of the name, or the I the familj arms I
Ha- family was widely distributed and filled important offices as 1
as the thirteenth century. M Symon tie Lynlilhcu witnesses an
instrument at the church of Cargil, 1225. " Petrus de Linlithqw " is
Canon of the Priory ol St, Andrews, 1245. The widow of Stephen de
Lilhquow gives in free gift to the Abbot and Convent of Paisley, cer-
tain lands in Renfrew, 1280. Peter Linlilhku, son of the deceased John,
son of Alice Linlithku, grants a charter on the sale of a tenement in
Berwick-on- Tweed, i2Soand 1290, showing possession of three genera-
tions prior to the period mentioned. Turning to the locality of origin,
John, William and Nicolas de Lithcu are found in garrison in the Peel
of Lithcu, 1311-12 — immediately before its surprise by the adherents
* The McCurdy's are an old Scotch family. In the early part of the seventeenth
century, three brothers sailed across to County Derry and settled on the farm la
Liscarn. This was very probably the family from which Robert Lithgow's family
\ Authority. — Douglas Lithgow Esq., ofSefton Park, Liverpool.
2 77/e Lithgow Family. [January,
of King Robert the Bruce. In 1329 John de Lithcu is one of King
Robert's household, rendering an account of his disbursements in con-
nection with the King's obsequies. In 1335, Robert, High Steward of
Scotland, afterwards Robert II, grants to Richard de Lynlithcu, whom he
styles " our beloved clergyman, " an annual rent out of lands in the burgh
Prior to 1364, Alexander, son of the before-mentioned John de Lithcu,
was in King David II's household. — The following year William Lythcu,
Burgess of Lythcu, gets a safe conduct from King Edward III to visit Eng-
land. In 1384 and 1388 appear for the first time respectively in the
Chartulary of Paisley the names of Sir John Lithqw, its Abbot for half a
century, and Sir Thomas de Lithqw, his chaplain, who from the favors
shown to the former by King Robert II were most probably descendants
of that John who had been in his grandfather's household. (Nisbet's
" Heraldic Plates.") The name of John de. Lithgow, Abbot of Paisley
Abbey from 1384 to 1433, appears on the tomb of Margery Bruce, in
Paisley Abbey, King Robert's daughter, and the mother of the first of
the Royal House of Stewart, so that the relationship existing between
the two families must have been very close.
The ancestors of Robert Lithgow, therefore, were distinguished in
many lines, serving the King in Scotland, in the fifteenth century, and
receiving many expressions of favor and confidence.
The estate of " Dry Grange," close to Melrose Abbey, early became a
part of the family possessions, and with many important gifts from the
King others were also added. For four hundred years " Dry Grange,"
with its magnificent old buildings bordering on the Tweed, and situated
in Roxburgh and Berwick counties, remained in the Lithgow family,
until in 1886 it passed into other hands.
It covered over one thousand two hundred and sixty acres, and is sit-
uated on rising ground overlooking the river Leader, within three miles
of Melrose and Newton St. Boswells, and four miles from Drvburgh
Abbey and Abbotsford, four from Edinburgh, and is ten hours from
Both salmon and trout fishing abounds and the shooting is excellent.
The Duke of Buccleuch's foxhounds hunt the district, the kennels being
at St. Boswells.
" Dry Grange," in Teviotdale, formed part of the lands granted by
King David I, in 1 143, to the Abbot and Convent of Melrose. It is not
known when the Littigows first became vassals of the Abbey. That
many generations preceded David Lithcu in ''Dry Grange" appears,
however, from a ratification in 1544, by James Stewart, commendator ot
Kelso and Melrose, whereby, " in consideration of the good services done
to his 'derrest Father' the late King James the Fifth, by his servitors
William Lvnlvthgow (son of that David), and John Lynlythgow, his
son, he ratifies all previous titles to them of the lands of Dry Grange,
which they and their ancestors have possessed for a long time."
"In the filteenth century David Lynlythqw, of Dry Grange, paid ten
merks yearly ' fu ' for the lands of Dry Grange when these ' consisted
of trees and thickets and were almost barren,' and by whose industry
they were rendered fertile. His valiant services 'for the defending and
saving of the goods and lives of us and our tenants ' were fitly acknowl-
edged by the Abbot and Convent of Melrose, in a subsequent charter to
1898.] The Lithgow Family. %
his son, — Wn.i iam I.yni . Dry Grange and Weltoun, in Lynlyth-
gowshire, v n pan ied Sir Walter Scott ol Buccleuch, Lord George
Home and others, in January. 1525 6, to Stirling against the Karl of
Arran, then in attendance on King James V. In 1527 he pets from the
Abbot and Convent of Melrose a nineteen years' tack of the lands of Dry
Grange; in 15311-40, he anil his son John received a charter from the
same of the above lands nt of distinguished services rendered to
the Abbey by him and his father David.
In 1540 he had from King James V, who styles him 'our kv
house!; tor,' a charter of the lands of Weltoun, an ancient pos-
session of the Lilhgows. On 25th July, 1560, the whole charti
Melrose were placed in his keeping by the Prior and M< nks of M
He died 1571. His son, John I [nlythgow, of Dry Grange, like his
lather, was in the household of King James V, and had from him, in
1537, a gift 1 fthe Parish clerkship of Melrose and, in 1538, a gift of the
s of the Rectory of Glasgow.
' In 1-44 he had confirmation of previous charters of Brumebank and
Prumenott in Kelso. He died in [591-2." (From Ni bet's 'Heraldic
About 1609, three brothers, James r, and David, sons of
:w of Lanark, cousins of the Dry Gt ranch, left
Scotland during the Rebellion and became early " planters" in the north
of Ireland, in County Derry, purchasing the townlands ol Carn, lincarn,
Lithgow, Ardnabrocky, anil Lisnagelvin from the Bishops who were the
original owners of all the lands in County Deny. It « is from " Robert
the Planter " that our Robert Lithgow was descended, being his grandson.
After a short residence in Boston, we find Robert Lithgow had
drifted into Maine, and settled, owning lands, in 1721, in Topsham and
becoming one of its original proprietors.* It was at a critical tin.
beset by danger on all sides that Robert Lithgow became a resident of
Topsham, and these dangers grew worse and worse until, in 1722. he
was obliged to flee from Topsham with his little family to escape "the
frights and attacks of the Indians " which devastated the settlement. Bi uns-
wick, four m ant, was his refuge, where at this time was 1 lie garrison
of "Fort George," built in 1 7 1 5 by Captain John Gyles, within whose
walls Robert found protection. I lie description of "Fort George" tells
us : " The Fort shall be three feet under ground, that the wall shall be
three feet thick at bottom and at least ten feet high above ground, and
* In a letter dated Brunswick, Maine, October 7. 1 [". S. McCl
Esq., lie s.iy> : — " David Work, Esq., is the oldest man now living at die ' Fore-
side.' He is aliont my age, eighty-live. I will see him as soon as the weather per-
mits, and if he can give me any information in regard to the Lithgow Family, will
write you again. Twenty-five years ago I visited several limes 'The Foreside' in
Topsham, to prospect a large timber lot there for sale. In the thick woods thirty
rods from the travelled road, I found a dozen or more old :imong
pine trees three feet in diameter. They were SO weather worn and covered with
moss, ii was difficult to read their inscription. By scraping one I found the name
of 'James Mustard,' who died in 1754. The lot was sold a few years subsequently,
and the lumber and wood cut off. The next summer the lot was burnt over and the
old slate stones were broken up by the fire. An aged man who was with me when
I prospected the lot said that most of the - : ned ihe names of ' Hunter'
and ' Lithgow.' In the neighborhood were three old two storied square houses con-
taining four large rooms on each floor, with a one story L used as a kitchen or cook
room. They were known as the Hunter and Reed houses."
i The Lilhgow Family. [January,
laid in lime mortar, with barracks for fifteen men." A large two-story
dwelling house, appearing above the walls, made living possible. The
range of its cannon protected the dwellings within their reach. In peril-
ous time, the inhabitants of Brunswick were hospitably gathered within
the wall, and many were the times when this hospitality was strained to
its most generous capacity, as the onslaughts were bitter and oft repealed.
Imagine the horror, therefore, of the settlers when, in 1736, the General
Court of Massachusetts decided to dismantle " Fort George," leaving the
town entirely unprotected from the attacks of the Indians.
An earnest supplication from the people was at once sent to His Ex-
cellency, Jonathan Belcher, Esq., Governor of Massachusetts, begging to
have the fort remain. It was signed by twenty families from Brunswick
and twenty from Topsham, at the Brunswick meeting house, April 25,
1737. All to no avail. " The honorable gentlemen assembled in Boston
were deaf to the appeal," and decided to dismantle the fort and to do so at
once, the property reverting to the proprietors. At a meeting of the
Pejepscot proprietors, held October S, 1761, Belcher Noyes was in-
structed to execute a deed of the Old Fort, with the buildings and land
belonging to it, with the privilege of the stream at the Falls, the half to
Jeremiah Moulton, Esq., the other half to Captain David Dunning. On
November 19, 1761, a written order was given to surrender the fort and
buildings to either Moulton or Dunning. (Pejepscot Papers.)
The ruins of this historical fort were standing in 1802..
In the meantime several garrisoned houses had been built as early as
1724-30 by some of the residents of Brunswick, including the " Dunning
Garrison," built by David Dunning, a large two-story house built of
strong timber, forty by twenty-two feet, the second story projecting about
two leet over the first story, and had loop-holes for the purpose of en-
abling the inmates to fire upon the Indians when necessity required.
There was a tower on top, from which the teams could be watched on
their way to and fro from the Merriconeag Marshes. This garrison was
probably the largest in the town. (Wheeler.)
There was also the McFarland Garrison, built by James McFarland
about 1730. (He was born 1680, died 1742.) It was a two-story block-
house ; besides the Givern, Hinkley, Ham, Minot, Scollield and Spear
Garrisons and the Hunter ami Reed Garrisons.
The Dunning and McFarland families both married daughters of
Soon after, "Robert Lithgow " joined the garrison of Fort George.
He became a member of Captain John Gyles' Company, serving in the
Indian War one year and two months from 1723, and was detailed in 1724
from Topsham for duty by Colonel Westbrook, and later he served in Cap-
tain William Woodsides' Company, having charge of " Province Gun " for
one year. (It was Captain William's son who married Robert's grand-
We find Robert Lithgow still serving his country in 1730 in Captain
Larrabee's First Company as gunner, and he also served two years more
in the same company. After 1732 we find no trace of him.
A continued service of over ten years, and devotion to his country,
may make the descendants of Robert Lithgow proud of their ancestor.
William Lithgow. — It was very natural that William Lithgow, the
only son of Robert, should imbibe and inherit from such a father the
1898.] The Lithgow Family. e
interest he afterwards displayed, and accounts for the early development of
his extraordinary ability. He was brought up from earliest childhood in
the atmosphere of the fort lire, first at Fort George, and lateral Fort Rich-
mond. In his on in 17 Richmond was built
in 1723. Situated at the head of Swan Island, and built by the M
1 husetts Province as a check to the Indians, and so continued until other
forts were built. Arthur Noble sharing the command. In 1754
Goven the Massachusetts Province, received ii
Captain Lithgow at Fort Richmond that the French were building .
at the i the Ki nnebec and the Chaudiere. The dismantlii
Fort Richmond »;i~ ind one built te ol Fort
Richmond, about one hundred and twenty feet square, which was
ed, and in 1 - 54 , after an eari om the settlers <<( Maine
A ts Assembly, Fort Halifax was erected thirty-
hmondatthen icook, and Governor
Shirley appoint I William Lithgow, then a ('amain, in command
of the Fort Western, at Augusta, is one of the several
uired to garrison also.*
Two ter in Ma] I Lithgow and a party of eight men
lid by a ; 1 1111. and had a
short but s nent with them. Two of Lithgow's par:.
led, and two of the Indian led. I 1 d with the
result -r the) retreated with their dead companions, and in
revenge, when returning up the river, killed two white m
Into Fort Halifax Colonel William took his father and mother. The
work on Fort Halifax was pro. there-
fore sent word to Captain Lithgow to impress men to fill up Fort Halifax.
The troublous times had comment rovisions were scanty, and dif-
ficulties on arose. It required Captain Lithgow's indomitable
will and marvellous perseverance under overwhelming circumstances to
arrange an escap he network of trials, for provisions now must be
had and at once, The difficulties of transporting sup' lies to Fort Hali-
fax were very great. The road built by order of Governor Shirley between
the two forts, and the first military road in Maine, was useless in winter,
owing to the drifts in the valleys it traversed. The river was difficult to
two tons each provided for the transportation
1 a failure, and Captain Lithgow ed to send to Falmouth
— atrip of twenty hours there, and twenty-four back, for whale
Hut the winter brought new trials, and the provisions were able to reach
the fort only through the medium i sleds from Merrv Meeting
Bay, two hundred bai thus procured. It is not, as
's " Hisl igusta " tel urprising that by popula
mate every biscuit ! ivince a pistareen."
In 1 754 Colonel Lithgow was in great need of help, and by permission
* Letter same dale to Lieutenant Phipps. — " I'his fort was the work of the Ply
mouth Company, ami is described as follows: ' Four block I101 -mors high ;
enty-four feci square, and others about twelve feel square. The block !
stand at ilie four comers of the picket work. square, composed with a row
of open pickets round two squares within the above picket work. The house about
one hundred feel long and thirty-two feet wide built of sawed limber two stories
high. When this fort was built it was under Province Guard, built in 17=4, garri-
it the public expense as a dependence of Ft. Halifax at Tieonic." — Maine
6 The Lilhgow Family. [January,
from Governor Shirley "appealed to the two independent Captains, Captain
Hunter of Topsham, and Captain Dunning of Brunswick, for assistance."
Twenty yeais previous Captain Hunter had married William's sisier, and
Dunning was her second husband. In a letter to Governor Shirley,
January, 1755. from Fort Richmond, Captain Lithgow writes: "Captain
David Dunning of Brunswick, and Captain Adam Hunter of Topsham,
being joined with other soldiers at Fort Richmond in the space of three
weeks hauled on hand sleds on the ice from Arrowsic to Ft. Western,
beds, blankets, sheets, etc., and about two hundred barrels of provisions
to Fort Halifax." In consideration for these services Captain Lithgow
recommends them to the government. In a letter dated 1755 from
Captain Lithgow to Governor Shirley is the following: "Now I have
appointed Captain Adam Hunter to be with me on the 1 8th of February."
There was trouble at the fort ; Captain Lane was removed. In a letter
from Governor Shirley dated March, 1775, to Captain Lithgow, he says :
" I have well weighed what you have said concerning Captain Lane, and
have determined to make some other provision for him and have directed
him to come to Boston, and have thought proper to appoint a second
lieutenant under you, and now enclose you a blank commission to be
filled out by you with Captain Hunter and Captain Dunning's name, or
some other person in whom you may have confidence." No early history
in this locality can be written without the good deeds and splendid work of
Captain Lilhgow forming an important part of the story ; his energy and
devotion won for him everlasting commendation and honor. It was in
1746, during the time he was in command at Fort Richmond with Colonel
Arthur Noble as his associate, that Colonel Lithgow won and married the
fair Sarah Noble, his daughter. The Noble family fiist appears in connec-
tion with a mortgage dated 1735 in Georgetown, Maine. In a deed of
land to the minister at Pleasant Cove, Colonel Thomas Westbrook (one
of the Pejepscot Company) described the minister as " in a meeting house
now standing " near the house of Lieutenant Arthur Noble ; also as one of
the five selectmen at the organization of the town of Georgetown. The
deed was dated October 17, 1736.
On Worth's plan made for the Plymouth Company in 1 7 5 1 is the fol-
lowing: "Colonel Noble's house of two stories with something like
match boxes at the corners is distinctly marked. Its location on the
high bank gave it a commanding view of the river for a long distance.
Judge (Col.) Lithgow occupied it after he left Fort Halifax, until he
erected his spacious house in 1766 which stood higher upon the George-
town slope and west of Colonel Noble's." The Noble family came to this
country from Enniskillen County, Fermanagh, Trovince of Ulster, Ireland,
and originally came from Scotland, a brother Francis and a brother
James coming also in 1720. On February 5, 1745, Colonel Arthur
Noble was commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel in Colonel Waldo's regi-
ment for the expedition to Louisburg. He was chosen on account of his
great influence and reputation to officer one thousand men, and served
with untiring bravery during the entire seige. A second expedition was
sent to Nova Scotia, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted
to raise five hundred men from Maine, from Rhode Island three hundred,
from New Hampshire two hundred, and Colonel Noble was selected to
command the forces. It was during thisexpedition that this gallant soldier
lost his life at the battle of Minas, Nova Scotia, 1747. He was "shot
l8y8.] Tht Lithgow Family. -
dead by a musket ball which entered his forehead." The manner of Colo-
nel N ith was so heroic, an 1 defence so tragic, it is worthy the
best daj s i if chiva Iry, n irks the- i . e.
The yeai i __ 5 finds Colonel William Lithg n his country's ser-
vice. With Lieutenant White he collected a company which wenl to Port-
land, at the " Li n Alarm," u M il,and
in 1 760 the honors ol the Court of Common Pleas ol I
County, Maine, fell to his lot He was also commissioned Judge ol the
same court under the Revolutionary government in 1775. An
account book belonging to John Merrill, who seti
now in the possession of his grandson William Merrill, T. S McClellan,
of Brunswick, writes in January, 1S96, "I find that John Merrill's
1 1 immi ssii in as Justice of the Peace, dated 1 764, was appn ivei i by W
Lithgow, Justice of the Peace."
In ge Lithgow possessed a fine natural disposition, facetious and
hi manners to rich and poor, and this was characteristic of all his
family, who were remarkable for their genuine ami elegant deportment.
1 Maine 1 1 isti ana in. )
'1'lns is easily seen written on the face of the superb portrait «
been found by his great-grandson, Robert Willey, Esq., B
where it had been stored for many year-. From the portrait one is at
once impressed with the dignity, elegance, refin . face,
the ample figure and broad shoulders bearing the noble head ; a 1
rate colonial dress. Robert Willey writes as follows :
"His hair is powdered ; his coat is blown, waistcoat green, very richly
trimmed with gold lace, his sword is by his side, cocked hat under his
arm, and hand extended, the other rests on his hip." Other relics of
this noble gentleman, now in the family, are a silver whistle tankard with
his monogram engraved upon it, and a mahogany case (in the poss
of his daughter Sarah, who married Samuel Howard), containing knives.
forks, and spoons marked "S. and S.H. 1766" and numbered. Decem-
ber 20, 179S, brought this interesting life to a close, and his widow, :
Noble, followed him in 1807. They had eleven children :
i. Sarah, married, in 1766, Capt. Samuel Howard, of Augu
ii. Susannah, married Rev. John Murray, of Boothbav, Me.;
both died in New I uryp irt, Mass.
iii. Mary, married Major James Davidson, of Bath, Me.; he held
a commission in the British Army,
iv. Jane, bom 1760; died 1787, aged 21,).
v. Charlotte, dud at Augusta, Nov. 15, 1S23. aged 61.
vi. Robert, died at sea ; was captain of a vessel lost with all on
vii. James Noble, born in Georg I )ct. 10, 1763 ; died
Dec. 20, [819 : married Ann Gardiner, bom Jan. 4. 1771 .
died May. 1 7 > jm ; daughter of John : ■ of Di
Me., the celebrated lawyer — (Appleton's Encyclopedia) —
and was the father of ■,• II'. Lithgow, I /.. of Au-
gusta, .1/.'.. born in ; . Me., Dec. 25, 1796, the
founder of the Lithg try and Reading room, in
Augusta, a gentleman o\ courtly manners and genial dis-
position, and sterling character with a broad public spirit.
g The Lithgow Family. [January,
He married ist, Mary, daughter of Thomas Bowman, of
Augusta, Me., in 1825 ; and 2d, 1S69, Pauline P., daughter
of Elisha Child, of Augusta,
viii. William, born 1750; died Feb. 16, 1796. He was a Major
in the nth Massachusetts Regiment Continental Line, was
wounded at Ticonderoga, and was present at the surrender
of Burgoyne. His portrait is in Trumbull's celebrated
painting of that event, in the Rotunda of the Capitol at
Washington, known as the "Surrender of Burgoyne."
ix. Arthur, married Martha, daughter of Edmund Bridge, of
x. Charles, born 1771 ; died March 24, 1S02, aged 31.
xi. Nancy, died 1786, aged 19.
A complete history of the marriages made by this interesting branch
of Robert Lithgow's family can be found in " North's History of Augusta,"
a mere mention of which includes the "Howards," who claim roval de-
scent through the Dukes of Norfolk ; the " Gardiners," a notable family
descended from William Gardiner of Smith Kingston, R. I., 16S5, who
was educated abroad, of whom John Sylvester Gardiner, rector of Trinity
Church, Boston, for twenty-five years, the grandson, was a member; the
" Bridge " family, descended from John Bridge of Pagelsham, England,
who died in 1530, leaving three sons. In 1632 a descendant came to
America, and settled in Cambridge, Mass.
Miss Lithgow. — Robert Lithgow's oldest daughter was " Miss Lith-
gow," who, we are told in Wheeler's " History of Brunswick, Topsham,
and Harpswell," married Captain Adam Hunter. Came to this country
with her father when ten years old. In the Lithgow family there is a
record of one of William's sisters marrying a " Hunter " ; nothing more
was known. Research has revealed a most interesting character. The
" Independent Captain Adam Hunter " was none other than the
" Hunter " referred to above, who came to this country from Ireland,
and became an early settler of Topsham in 171S, buying land of the
Pejepscot proprietors at the same time as Robert Lithgow ; two lots of
one hundred acres each, at five dollars each ; also a proprietor of the
Cathance mill-right, owning one hundred and twenty-five acres of land
and eighteen shares of the double saw-mill, and subsequently owned
other property. He was recorded "wealthy" for those dais. His
house was considered the finest in Topsham, and to it strangers were wel-
come and directed for accommodation. His property in 1752, twenty
years after his marriage to Miss Lithgow, was rated at £\f) 195. In 1758
he was a captain in the Indian War. In this company was his son,
James Hunter, and James McFarland of Brunswick. His property con-
tinued to increase in value, and in the same year he was estimated to be
worth /"115. In 1766 he was a selectman.
I find Adam Hunter married Miss Lithgow about 1732. Their first
child was born in 1733.
i. Elizabeth, born Sept. 17, 1733, and married William Wood-
side of Brunswick, grd. son Rev. William Woodside.
ii. James, born April 15, 1735 ; married Miss Williams,
iii. Susannah, born Feb. 9, 1737 ; married Benjamin Lamont,
iv. Man, born December 6, 1738 ; married James Lemont, Bath.
1898.] The Lilhgow Family. ,,
v. Jane, born Feb. 2S, 1741 ; married Joseph Berry.
vi. William, born Dec. 2, 1741.
vii. John, born June 15, 1743; died 1776; married Margaret
viii. Robert, bom Jane 13, 1 _ 4 5 -
ix. Margaret, born June 28, 1747 ; married Robert Patten ; died
x. Arthur, bom April : . 1
The " Berry " family was an old Georgetown family.
The " fatten '* family this country in the early part of the
last century, from Coleraine, a market town of County Derry, Ireland,
about 1727. Four brothers came at the same time, of whom Robert was
one, and settled in Arundel. (Kennebunk.)
Will oi Adam Hunter.— Adam Hu 1 ipsham, Arthur Hunter
of Topsham, Administered 10th, April, 1776. John I rid William
Randall sureties. Inventory by James Fulton, James Mustard and
William Randall, all of Topsham, May 24. 1776. Account filed May
■ . 1 — . Joseph 1 lian of his son Adam, grand-
idam Hunter, deceased, October 15, 1778. Order setting
March, 1 771), mentions children, James oldest son Robert,
beth, wife oi Wil iam Woodside, Susannah, wife of Benjamin Lan
Mary, will- rt Patten, Arthur, youngest son, John, Jane, deceased
wife of Joseph Berry. (From Lincoln Probate Records.)
Ten children were the result of this marriage of Adam Hunter and
Lithgow, of whom James Hunter was perhaps one of the most
interesting. Born April 15, 1735, he was early chosen as one of the
selectmen of Topsham ; serving in 1767, 1768, 1773, and 1779. Again
chosen to this office in 1780, but declined to serve. Served, however, on
the committee chosen in 17S1 " to procure seven men for the Continental
Army," and was styled "Major" on the town records. He married
Miss Williams, daughter of Thomas Williams, who came from England,
February 18, 1717, "when gooseberries were in blow," reached Boston,
April 17. 1717, "when the snow was very deep. " Major Hunter died
about 1 81 9, at the age of seventy-four.
Elizabeth Hunter, the oldest child of Adam Hunter and "Mis^.
Lithgi n September 17, 1733, married William Woodside, son
of William Woodside and Ann Vincent of Brunswick, and grandson of
Rev. James Woodside, who was instrumental in bringing many emigrants
to this country from Ireland in [718. With him came his son William.
The K - was a clergyman k( the Church of England, preached a
time in Brunswick, and returned to England, leaving his son
William in Brunswick. The following is his petition :
" To the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
•• 1 he humble petition of James V .sole minister of the Gospel
in Brunswick, New England, (From Rolls Office, London.)
" That he with forty families • of one hundred and
did, in the year 1 7 1 S, embarque m a ship at I lerry Loug
1 1 lolony at Cisco Bay in your Majesty's P rov "
ince oi Maine, X. 1 .
" rhat being arrived, they made a settlement at a place by Indians
called ' Pejepscot,' but by them called Brunswick, within lour miles of
IO The Lithgow Family. [January,
Fort George, where, after he had laid out a considerable sum on a Garrison
House fortified with ' palisades ' and two large bastions, had also made
improvements and laid out considerably for the benefit of that infant
" The inhabitants were surprised by the Indians, who in the month
of July, 1722, came down in great numbers to murder your Majesty's
good subjects there.
" I do hereby certify that the Rev. William Woodside went over from
Ireland to New England with a considerable number of persons, that he
and they settled in a place called Brunswick in the eastern part of New
" Samuel Shute."
" Copia Vera.
" London, June 25, 1723."
Rev. James Woodside's son William obtained command of the block-
house at Maquoit, between 1714-26. He was raised to Captain of a
company of Indians at the block-house in 1744. The deacons of the
first Church of Boston conveyed to Captain William three hundred
and fifty acres of land. The price paid was ^"50, in 1742. Squire
Woodside, as he was called, was at the siege of Louisburg, 1750, where he
received new honors from the hand of Lord Loudon, in the commission
Captain David Dunning was the son of Andrew Dunning and Susan
Bond ; David was known as the " Independent Captain Dunning." The
family came from Ashburton, County Devon, England. He was born
in 1705, and died August 16, 1793. He was an important man in
Brunswick, and with William Woodside, James McFarland, Ebenezer
Stanwood, Samuel Stanwood, Rev. Robert Dunlop and others, was a
signer in 1735 of the petition to the General Court of Massachusetts,
to make Brunswick a town, with all town rights, which was granted. As
early as 1722 he built and owned a block-house in Maquoit. About
1727 they moved to Brunswick and the family occupied the Dunning
In the Indian War, David Dunning was Lieutenant in Colonel Wil-
liam Burns' Company. He also served six months, in 1723, in Captain
John Gyles' Company (who also acted as Indian interpreter); his father,
Andrew Dunning, serving in the same company, served seven months.
This was Robert Lithgow's Company, and explains the later family con-
nections. He was chosen selectman in 1739, 1741, and 1749. In 1743
David Dunning was chosen Representative.
In 1747 the town voted to apply to the general court for " protection
against the Indians, and David Dunning was chosen to prepare a petition
on behalf of the town, under instructions from Ebenezer Stanwood, and
a committee of three." This petition was in all probability favorably
received by the General Court, as the whole region from Wells to Top-
sham was at that time infested with Indians. (Williamson's " History of
Maine," 2, page 252.) At all events, it was either considered and acted
upon, or else previous action on the matter had already been taken, for
in May following, Captain Jordan was stationed at Topsham with thirty
men. (" Smith's Journal," page 129.)
Among the Massachusetts State papers is a letter from Captain David
i-.,9.] The Lilfigow Family. \ \
Dunning, received by the Secretary in 1755, "Requesting two boats 10
transport his Regiment from Brunswick to Fort Western, which was
granted," durii vice at Fort Richmond, under Captain W
Lithgow, and in the preparation of Fort Halifax.
In 1--- Andrew Duni ' iplain David Dunning, was
voted twelve shillings for the superintending and delivering
and Hint in Harpswell, and for reading the " Decla pend-
In 1757 is Captain of an "Alarm List," in which
William Stanwood, William V\ . and William Woodside, Jr. (who
married Elizabeth Hunter), were of the company.
The town of Brunswick sent Captain David Dunning as its repre-
sentative, in 1 74 j, to the General Court. He continued to fill cilices of
trust, and to keep the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens : and
• to his country, of over twenty years in military and civic capa-
im known and admired the country round. He married
1st, a daughter of John Farren (authority, Mi Keen) ; from Brun
epitaphs, " Mrs. Mary ci nsorl ol Capt. David Dunning died A
in her 74th year." He married 2d, Mrs. Adam (Lithgow) Hunter,
when she wa^ ity years fhis Miss Lithgow was un-
doubtedly Robert I. eldest chi learn she came to this
Country when ten ( From V .)
In a letter from I. S. Mc< lellan Brunswick, dated October
30, 1896, he says : "When David Dunning married the widow Hunter,
he was eighty-one years old, and widow Lithgow Hunter was lon|
eighty years old, and her grandson danced at her wedding." (In the
same letter he refers to conversations with old Skipper Malcom, of Top-
sham, in 1820. 1
Andrew Dunning, father of Captain David Dunning, landed at
11, Me., in 171 3, where he remained a short time, r
Brunswick, and settled the same year in Maquoit. He brought, besides
his wife, five s ms ;
i. William, who settled in York, Me.
ii. 170; died 1793. Settled in Brunswick, Me.;
married 1st, Mary Farren, and 2d, Mrs. Lithgow Hunter.
iii. Andrew, born 1 7 2.
iv. Robert, who was killed by the Indians.
v. James, born 1691. Lived at Maquoit (Lieut.), died June 8,
1752. In 1742 James Dunning was chosen nan,
and in 1744 was again elected to the office. In 1746 he
was elected Commissioner to appear at the General Court
in Boston. In 1 747 he was authorized to prepare a peti-
tion to the ( 1 art.
ne members of the Dunning family claim that Andrew left a son
in England named fohn, wh n John, who became a celebrated
lawyer, and was m Ashburl Vshburton may have
belonged to ti. Andrew's bn
He le ■• fortune amounting to $50,000,000, still awaiting an
" Andrew Dunnii -laves during his life, and his family con-
tinued to own them time after his decease. He had a negro
lad of whom he was very fond and whom he always took to meeting with
1 2 The Lithgow Family. [January,
him. As the lad at first was too young to sit in the seat provided for
persons of this race, and as it would not do to allow him to sit in the
deacon's row, he had to take his seat on the floor of the aisle, beside the
Andrew Dunning, Sr., died 1736, and was buried in the old graveyard
in Brunswick. His gravestone is the oldest in the yard. It was wrought
and engraved by his son, James, as follows :
11 Here lyeth the bo
dy of Mr. Andrew
1660 Charles 2d, Who departed this
1685 James 2d, life January the
16S9 "Win. & Mary, iSth Anno domi
1702 Queen Mary, 1736
1 714 George 1st, Aged 72 yrs.
1727 George 2d, 1664. 1666 London
Margaret Lithgow. — Robert Lithgow's second daughter was born
1706, and married Lieut. Samuel Howard, who came to this country from
Ireland and settled with his brother James in Boston, in the early part of
the last century, and removed to St. Georges in 1736 and on to the
Kennebec, when the forts were built. He was Lieutenant at Fort Hali-
fax under Captain William Lithgow in the French war. After the war he
settled at Cushnac on lot No. 1, which was granted to him in 1768, and
on which he lived until his death. During the Revolution he was two or
three years on the Committee of "Correspondence and Inspection," of the
town of Hallowell. He died April 22, 1785, aged eighty-four. His wife
survived him and died October 24, 1799. They were buried in the old
Her family claim descent from the Dukes of Norfolk, and much of
the silver now in the possession of the family has the Howard crest
upon it. Margaret and Samuel had four daughters :
i. Martha, married Colonel William Howard, who was born in
1740, and was a Lieutenant under Colonel Lithgow at Fort
Halifax. He was the first representative from Hallowell in
the General Court in 1775 under the Revolutionary Gov-
ernment ; occasionally a Selectman ; succeeded his father
as Treasurer, which he held for twenty-one years ; Lieu-
tenant-Colonel in the Militia in the Revolution and also a
Colonel in the State Militia. They had five children, of
whom Mary married the Rev. Dr. John S. ]. Gardiner of
Trinity Church, Boston. Colonel Howard died in 1810,
and his wife in 1785.
ii. Betsy, died unmarried,
iii. Sally, married John Lee, of Penobscot, brother of Silas Lee,
iv. Jane, married Ebenezer Farnell, of Vassalborough.
Three times have the descendants of Robert Lithgow married into
this distinguished family of Howard.
Janet Lithgow. — Robert Lithgow's third daughter, Janet, was born
in 1721, and married 1st, McFarland, who died 1742. She then
married Deacon Samuel Stanwood, a most prominent man in the annals
1898.] The Hattey and McPike Families. \^
of Brunswick. No record of Mel irland ha mnd. When Robert
lied, h rrom Topsham to Brunswick, he found there
besides the Fort, the -Mel unity tin
edly married Janet.
Deai ve know married the widow Janet (Lith
McFarland. tie was tin' great-grandson of Philip 5
cester, Mass.. w there in 1652, and
Stan" led in Brunswick in 1 7 1 << . lie was a man ol affairs
and of wealth, who served his country with di
called titers pertaining t<> the administi
of his native town of Brunswick. He was one ol the petitioners for
the incorporation "I the town of Brunswick in 1735 with Jam
land, David Dunning, and the R >p and others. He
wi<, prior to 17 1 retailer. These early shops were not con-
hen customers came to make pun
Brunswick in 177''. and selectman for 1752, 1754, 17; 1759,
17(11, 1762, 17".;. 1764, 1765, 1-'.'.. 1
and 17^-'. Original proprietor of Harpswell in 171 . and representative
to Provim il I -lature from there in 1770. Representative to the
General Court in 177 1. " ["he majority of the votes for Mr. Samuel
Stan wood were twenty. This is tl on of the town's being
sen ted at the General Court." (Wheeler.) A commissioner to
nt petition to the General Court, May, [776, and delegate to the
General Court, June, 17"''. Dea - inwood was chosen " on
the Committee of Safety " in 1776 from Brunswick ; a marked honor, and
position of great responsibility during ir. This distingu
gentleman died in 1790. The inscription in the old cemetery, Bruns-
wick, Me., says : " fanet, wife of Deacon Samuel Stanwood, died February
22, 177''. in her 55* year." In the same year he married, August 26,
6, Mary Woodside, daughter of William Woodside.
v and Samuel Stanwood had but one child, Susannah,
born in 1744, "ii 1 married Deacon Samuel Dunlop in i - '"). II
Me., October 16, 1712; was the son of Rev. Robert
Dunlop and [anet Allison Ins wife, who came from Ireland in 1735, and
settled in Brunswick, a graduate of Edinburgh University, in 1753, and
1 of marked ability. Rev. Robert Dunlop's descendants have been
mo-t distinguished men, tilling the highest 1 the State.
Deacon Samuel Dunlop was chosen on the "Committee of Safety"
in 177'/. with Samuel Stanwood, and was a member, with Deacon Samuel
Stanwood and Deacon Andrew Dunning, of the Presbyterian Church. He
was a man highly respected. This gentleman died July 2S, 1836.
GENEALOGICAL ITEMS RELATING TO THE HALI.EV AND
IB 1 Mi Pikk, OF Chicago. Ii 1
The discoverers of that which has had the effect of causing our geo-
graphical text books and maps to be amplified and corrected are given
great praise, and rightly so, but the "explorers of the heavens" must
I a The Halley and McPike Families. [January,
also be accorded their due credit for having rendered, in many instances,
those very discoveries possible. Without the assistance which Astronomy
has given Navigation, men would not go down to the sea with as free
hearts as they do. Fame, astronomically, is no more easily obtained
than in other departments of knowledge. Patience, endurance, and
sound judgment are qualities as necessary in the one as in the others.
The searcher of the skies traverses the ethereal depths with no compass
but analogy. His goal, ofttimes, is the invisible.
Among the most brilliant names which the science of the stars has
given to the world is that of Edmund Halley, who is, perhaps, best, or
most popularly, known as the discoverer of " Halley's comet," or, rather,
the first to predict its return (which event, by the way, will, it is expected,
again occur about 191 r ) , although that was but one of his manv and
varied achievements. Probably the most nearly accessible e.\tant life of
Halley is the brief sketch in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica " ; further
mention of him, however, being made in the same work in the articles
Newton and Astronomy, respectively. The sketch by "A. M. C. " in the
twenty-fourth volume of "Stephens' Dictionary of National Biography"
(New York, 1890) is much fuller, and at the conclusion thereof is given an
invaluable bibliography of the subject.* No biography of Edmund Halley
has ever been published, although the prominent part taken by him in
the affairs of the Royal Society and the priceless service he rendered in
the first publication of Sir Isaac Newton's " Principia," as well as his own
important discoveries, combine to make his life one of great interest. f
He was born at Haggerston, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch,
London, England, October 29, 1656 (O. S.), in the third year of the
Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. Of his ancestry no information appears
to remain, further than the statement that his father (who was also named
Edmund Halley and was a member of a worthy Derbyshire family) was a
wealthy citizen, and owned and operated a soap manufactory in Win-
chester Street, London. Halley's remarkable scientific career cannot, in
this place, be detailed or reviewed. The investigating student has at his
command ample means of information on this subject. Lord Macaulay,
in his '■ History of England," says that " Edmund Halley investigated the
properties of the atmosphere, the ebb and flow of the sea, the laws of
magnetism, and the course of the comets ; nor did he shrink Irom toil,
peril and exile in the cause of science. While he, on the rock of Saint
Helena, mapped the constellations of the southern hemisphere, our Na-
tional Observatory was rising at Greenwich." He was elected a Fellow
of the Royal Society in the latter part of the year 1678. In 1682 he
* The author " A. M. C," however, in the writer's opinion, speaks of Dr. Hal-
ley's alleged liberal ideas regarding religious subjects in a manner tending to leave
a false impression in the reader's mind. Dr. Halley was in advance of the standard
of orthodoxy at that time, but his views were only such as have been since acknowl-
edged (at least tacitly) as justifiable. It is not difficult to imagine that if the con-
temporaries of Dr. Halley were restored to life they would express considerable
surprise to learn that the highest dignitaries of the Church to-day are, many of them,
evolutionists; a "heresy" not even dreamed of then. The careful reader, before
forming an opinion of Dr. Halley in this particular, will do well to read what Sir
David Brewster has to say about it, in his " Lite of Sir Isaac Newton."
f It is indeed surprising that no biography of Dr. Halley has been published.
The material is not inaccessible. It would seem that in view of the expected return
of " Halley's comet," and the great public interest which will be thereby aroused,
such a work could be printed at a profit to all concerned.
1898.] 'Ihe Halley and McPike Families. re
married Mary Tooke, a daughter of the Auditor of the Exchequer, "with
whom he lived harmoniously for fifty-five years." Than this simple
statement no more delightful picture of domestic felicity is required.
After his marriage he took up his residence at Islington, It was about
two years later (August, 16S4) when lie made the well-known visit to Sir
Isaac Newton at Cambridge, resulting, ultimately, in the pub
the "Principia," that wonderful work which caused a revolution in the
most essential branches of natural philosophy. Bj a combination of cir-
cumstances, Dr. 1 1 illey assumed not 1 at the actual e*
of publishing this great work, although at much ; hazard to
himself— and for this he lly entitled to the lasting gratitud
posterity. To the " Principia " Halley prefixed a set ol I atin hexameters,
composed by himself and addressed to the author, the concluding line
Nee fas est propius mortali attingere Divos.
So near the gods — man cannot nearer go.
Dr. Ilalley departed this life, January 14. 1742, fully possessed of all
aides, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. hn pie or those
of English descent, who themselves, or whose ancestors did, bear the sm
name "Halley," may, with ju . point to this "in
astronomer," il not as an actual progenitor, at hast as an early and 1
honored representative of the family.* Sir David Brewsl if i
him that he "was one of the most distinguished and accomplished phi-
losophers of the seventeenth and ei and adds the fol-
lowing quotation from the Eloge of Halley by M. Mai ran : " While we
thought the eulogium of an astronomer, a naturalist, a scholar, and a
philosopher, comprehended our whole subject, we have been insensibly
surprised with the history of an excellent mariner, an illustrious traveller,
an able engineer, and almost a statesman." J
The writer has been unable to locale- any gen nation
relating to the immediate descendants of Dr. Halley,§ but his grand-
* Or. Halley's fame, even in his own day , was world-wide. In a sketch of Dr. Ilal-
ley, contributed by his son-in-law, Mr. Henrj Price, to the " Biographia Britannica "
(London, 17571, Vol, IV., p. 2494, d thai when Peter tin I mperor
of Russia, visited England, lie called for Dr. Ilalley and was so pleased with his gen
cral character and wide knowledge that he admitted him familiarly to his table.
I Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discover!' Isaac Newton ; by Hi
Havid Brewster (Edinburgh and London, 1855), Vol. II., pp. 190-1,;
This work also contains unabridged copies of all letters between Newton and Halley
regarding the first publication of the " Principia," but the same are more compactly
presented in the second edition (i860).
X Mem. Acad. Par. 1742. A translation will be found in Gent. Mag., Vol. XVII.,
J; " He had several children, both sons and daughters, some of whom died in in-
fancy. In the history of astronomical discovery, the name ol 1 1 .1 ey will stand not
far from that of Newton, with which it is SO I; associated." (Imp. Diet, of
Univ. Biog., published by William Mackenzie, London, Glasgow. Edinburgh, date
unknown, prob. 1S60-70, Vol. II., p. 788), In ihe same work, opposite page 787,
will be found an excellent portrait of Dr. Halley, " Engraved by YV. T. fry I
original Picture ascribed to Dahl in the possession ol tie Re iety."
Note: Upon the death of the first Astronomer-Royal, John Flamsteed, about
1719. Dr. Halley succeeded him in that office.
Note : In a rare work, entitled " A New and General Biog. Diet." (London,
1784), Vol. VI., p. 423, will be found the following statement regarding the I nrial-
piace of Dr. Halley : " His corpfe was interred near Greenwich, in the church yard
I Q The Hattey and Mc Pike Families. . [January,
daughter, a Miss Halley,* married a 'M'Pike" or '' McPike " of Scot-
land. They had :
2. i. James 3 , who came to America, in 1772.
ii. A daughter, who m. a " McDonald," of Ireland.
The McPike Family. — According to family tradition, f the Pike
clan (or, possibly, the McPikes or sons of Pike) participated in Scotland's
famous light for independence, the battle of Bannockbum. It is also
said % that the McPikes "were related by blood to 'the Bruces,' " and,
therefore, to Robert the Bruce himself (the relationship being traced, pos-
sibly, through a daughter of the latter — though this is not clear).
2. James McPike (or M'Pike) § came fiom Scotland to Baltimore,
Maryland, in 1772. He "served seven years with Washington, under
Colonel Howard and General Little of Baltimore ; also under command
of General LaFayette." As the official records of Maryland during the
Revolution have never been printed, the writer is unable to cite any other
authority than family tradition for the military service just m'entioned.
Capt. J\fcPike probably removed from Maryland to Virginia. He came
west to Maysville, Kentucky (or immediate vicinity), about 1795. The
records of Maysville do not show his name, probably because of the non-
existence of any " Land Office " at that time. He married Martha
Mountain. || They had :
i. Joseph 3 , married Sarah Lindsey ; twelve children, eleven
died infants, Charlotte surviving, married Dr. Frame,
ii. Richard 3 was in War of 18 12, under Maj. Jenkinson, Cin-
cinnati (Ohio) Light Artillery. Married Miss M. L.
of a fmall village called Lee, where was erected over him a handfome tomb." Many
of the rarer works relating to this general subject are contained in the Newberry
* This statement is based on family tradition and a reference to a " Miss Haley
or Ilnly, a granddaughter of Sir Edmund Haley, English astronomer," in an unpub-
lished MS. (possessed by the writer), dated January 1, 1SS8, which was compiled by
the writer's father, Hon. Henry Guest M'Pike, ex-Mayor of Alton, Madison County,
Illinois, who had, in turn, copied it from memoranda given him by his father, John
M'Pike, some fifteen or twenty years previous to the date last above-mentioned.
While it is true that Dr. Halley was never knighted, the use of the tide " Sir"
clearly indicates a sense of the high dignity to which he attained, and shows con-
clusively that it is the second Astronomer-Royal of England to whom reference is
f The first above mentioned tradition was received by the writer's father from
his father, John M'Pike.
\ The second tradition referred to above was transmitted to the writer's father
by his cousin, Louise M'Pike-YVilkinson, who said that same was based upon state-
ment made by Capt. James (2) McPike to his two eldest sons, Joseph and Richard.
8 The name is not spelled alike by all members of the family. The writer's father,
Hon. Henry (iuest M'Pike, invariably uses, the apostrophe, as did also his father,
John M'Pike, before him. This may have been a family custom in Scotland. The
writer cannot say, nor has he ever seen an autograph of Capt. James (2) McPike. A
perusal of an old book relating to Baltimore during the Revolution reveals the fact,
however, that the names of persons bearing surnames beginning with "Mc"were
frequently spelled with an apostrophe, and Capt. James (2) McPike may have adopted
the custom, after he came to America.
I Unpub. MS. dated January 1, iSSS, previously mentioned, shows: "J.
Mountain from New Jersey — English, about 1554. Children were Joseph, John,
Richard, Martha, also half-brother, George Grinup. Joseph Mountain married Miss
E. Drake ; one child, Joanna. Martha Mountain married Capt. James M'Pike."
is v -. I The Halley and McPikt Families. \~
Larue, thirteen children ; i. Alexander ; ii. James (mar-
ried Ann Wolford, three or more children); iii. John ;
iv. George; v. Louise (in. ist. Leo Adams, one child,
I; m. 2d, late John Wilkinson, Perry County,
Miss< uri) ; vi. Adeline (m. Anthony Thomason, four
children, on ( ilorado River, Texas,— Richard, Louise,
John and Amanda) ; vii. Amanda ; viii. Cealia ; ix. Caro-
line; x. Maria (m. "Coleman" of Virginia, family in
Texas or Arkansas) ; xi. Zebulon, an infant,
iii. Elizabeth', m. Jonathan Smith, one child, Jennette, who
m. Dr. Blackburn, who hail one child living, Kate, who
m. Hon. A. C. Ellis, Covington, Ky., several children,
iv. Nancy', married Richard Lindsey. They had: i. Thomas
(m. a " Lindsey in Hancock County, Ind." ); ii. Harriet ;
iii. Francis ; iv. John ; v. James ; vi. Mark ; vii. William ;
viii. Orelia ; ix. Babe,
v. Sarah 3 , married James Morehouse, four children; i. Elizabeth,
(m. unknown); ii. Martha (m. unknown); iii. Elija ;
iv. an infant.
3. vi. John 3 born about 1793-94, m. Lydia Jane Guest.
vii. Haley', m. a Miss Shaw, think oi Missouri, where he lived.
Was in War of 181 2 under Gov. Shelby, Kentucky Militia.
Two children : John (died in Alton, 111.) ; George, who
married, "is in Arkansas" (?).
viii. George 3 , died single in Indiana,
ix. Martha 3 , married James Dicken, children, say, four.
x. James 3 , died an infant.
3. John 3 McPike (James", ') ; born, probably in Virginia, about
1793-94. Was about one year old when his father removed to the
vicinity of Maysville, Kentucky, about 1795. His father made several
"land trades, " exchanging "claims." When about the age of fifteen,
John M'Pike went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and was employed in the print-
ing office of Looker and Reynolds. He subsequently removed to Law-
renceburg, Dearborn Countv, Indiana. Was a member of the Committee
for the Public Reception of General LaFayette at Cincinnati,* acting in
that capacitv, probably, as a delegate from Lawrenceburg. The Indiana
Spectator (Lawrenceburg) for April 2, 1825, contains notice, dated Jan-
uary 31, 1825, of " Dissolution of Partnership " in the printing business
between George H. Dunn and John M'Pike. The latter was the editor
of The Indian.t Whig, a weekly newspaper, the first number of which
appeared April 18, 1834 (published at Lawrenceburg). How long he
continued this the writer does not definitely know, but Vol. I., No. 35,
January 25, 1^44, was " Published by Benjamin B. Root." John M'Pike
was an Associate Judge of Dearborn County, Indiana, from 183010 1835,
and was elected Probate Judge in 1S37. He removed to Wilmington,
* At the writer's request. Prof. W. II. Venable. of Cincinnati, very kindly had
a careful search made through old files of Cincinnati newspapers for names of mem-
bers of " I. aFayeite Committee," but in vain. His able work, '■ Beginnings of Liter-
ary Culture in the Ohio Valley," contains several items pertaining to that reception,
NOT! The names of children of Capt. lames" Mcl'ike are here given in
order as shown in unpublished MS. previously mentioned. This is also the authority
for other statements above given as to later descendants.
I 8 Marriages, Bap/isms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. [January,
Indiana, and subsequently went (with all his family except one son,
Edmund Haley) to New Orleans, expecting to find there a good business
opening. This was on the eve of the Mexican War, and he found it
necessary to return North, which he did, going to Golconda and St.
Louis, and finally to Greenville, Illinois. There he published and
edited The New Era, a weekly. The writer has seen Vol. I., No. 2,
October 16, 18.47, showing at the head of the editorial column the name
of Zachary Taylor as candidate for the presidency. This, it is said, was
the first announcement (in Illinois, at least) of General Taylor's name
for that office. The New Era contained several letters, signed " E. H.,"
giving items relating to the Mexican War. These letters were from John
M'Pike's son, Edmund Haley, above-mentioned. This newspaper was
not long lived. The last number appeared (No. 9) December 13, 1S47 ;
the printing office was sold, and John M'Pike removed to Alton, Illinois,
where he lived until his decease in February, 1S76. He married Lydia
Jane Guest. They had : *
i. Edmund Haley 1 . Was in the Mexican War. Now living in
ii. Henry Guest 4 , born at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, July 6, 1825
Ex-Mayor of Alton, Madison County, Illinois, in
city he is now living.
iii. George D.\ died when about nineteen.
iv. William C. 4 , of the firm of McPike & Fox, wholesale drug
gists, Atchison, Kansas,
-vi. Two infants — died.
RECORDS OF MARRIAGES, BAPTISMS, AND DEATHS IN-
EAST HAMPTON, L. I., FROM 1696 TO 1746. RECORDED
BY REV. NATHANIEL HUNTTING.— BAPTISMS.
(Continued from Vol. XXVIII., p. no, of The Record.)
A son of John Squire,
A son of Tho. Wheeler,
A daughter of John Dayton,
A daughter of Ben Osborn,
28, A daughter of Dan Osborn,
A daughter of Enos Talmage,
16, A son of Eben John Low,
20, A son of Eliph Stretton,
10, A son of Lion Gardiner Jun r ,
3, A daughter of Fph. Burnet,
10, A daughter of Ber Daytons.
17, A daughter of John Edwards
7<i>, A daughter of S. Filer Jun r ,
14, A daughter of Lt. Hand's
Jun r ,
, 2 95
* The writer does not positively know that the children of John M'Pike are here
named in correct order of age.
f There seems to be a female omitted.
1898.] Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, 1 . I. tq
A son o( I'll" 1 1
A son of Jer Mulford,
A daughter of Josiah
LUghterol Cor Conkling
\ son of Nat Diamant,
A dau |< ihn Hand,
A n ■ : 1 '■ - berry,
lighter of Elias Hand,
,\ son ol I 'in. I layton,
A son of Rec Leek,
lighter of |o!in Stretton,
A daughter of John
A son of John Conkling
lighter of Tho. Osborn
A son of W™ Darns,
A son of Dr. Grey'es,
A daughter of Jof Dibble's,
A daughter of Nathan Mil-
The Twin sons of Tim Mul-
^ < hristo- )
] pher, (
A son of Severus Gold,
\ 'ii of Isaac Hedges Jun r ,
c hildren of Micah Ba-
A son of Eleasar Miller.
A daughter 1 f William
A son of Sun 1 ' Hudson,
A daughter of John Dia-
A son of Samuel Gardiner,
A son of David Conkling
A laughter of Isaac Barns,
j 1 '
A son of Jos Hicks,
A son of Elisha Conkling,
The children of Nathan j
A child of John Conkling
A child of John Merry,
A . hild of Charles Wagar,
A child of Sam Barnes, :
2Q Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, L. I. [January,
16, A daughter of John Squire,
23, A child of David Gardiners,
A child of Th. Osborn Junr.,
A son of John Hedges
A child of Jos. Lawrence,
A child of D. Bakers,
A son of W m Hedges,
A son of John Mulford
A daughter of George Mil-
A daughter of Patience
A daughter of Josiah Miller,
A son of Rec. Leek,
27, A child of John Daytons,
7, A daughter of John Hands,
A daughter of Sam Bakers,
21, A son of Sam Parsons Junr.,
7, A son of Nathan Cooper,
A daughter of William
14, A son of Elias Hands,
21, A daughter of John Ed-
A daughter of Jacob Skel-
1725, Apr 4, A daughter of Mordecai
A son of Sam Filer Junr.,
A child of Mat Mulfords,
A child of Dan Osborns,
A child of Nath Diament,
A daughter of John Wheeler
A daughter of Eliphalet
A son of Eb. Johnson,
June 13, A son of Edward Penny,
Sept. 19, A daughter of Rec Sherry,
A daughter of Lion Gar-
Oct. 17, The Twin children of Jer
A son of John Stretton
24, A daughter of George Mil-
Nov. 14, A son of Stephen Hand
1898.] Marriages, Bap/isms, and Deal/is in East Hampton, I.I. 21
A son of Henry Conklin,
A son of John Talmage by
li is 2"
A son of Sam" Hud
A son of Cornelius Conk-
A daughter of John Dia-
A son of Nath Raker [unr. .
A daughter of Elias Mul-
A daug iter of John Filer,
A son of John I [edges Junr.,
A daughtei ofSeverusGold,
A son of Josiah Osborn's,
A son 1 I : 1 1 1 icks,
A son of William Conkling,
A daughter 1 1 [ohn 1 • ink-
A son of Ben Osborn,
A son of James Soper,
1 1, A son of Recom Leeks,
1 - 2 ': . Dec. 4 ,
A son of Elisha Conkling's,
A son of Joseph Dibbles,
A daughter of Eleasar Mil-
A son of Nathan Dayton,
A daughter of Joseph Law-
ighter of Nath. in Mil-
A daughter of Elisha Os-
A son of Isaac Barnes Junr.,
[Vo - ms Twins of Eben
A son of Eliph Strai
Ason of widow of W m Bains,
born after his decease,
3 2 °.
2 2 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [January,
RECORDS OF THE REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH IN THE
CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms.
(Continued from Vol. XXVIII., Oct., 1897, p. 232, of The Record.)
Jakobiis Emans, Ra- Jakobiis.
Beekman Van Btiu- Maria,
ren, Elizabet Gil-
Jakobiis Bussing, An- Johannes,
Maay 6. John Ernest, Sara Ten Matheus.
Petrus Van Gelder, Hilletje.
Joh s Uit den Bogert, Johannes.
Willem Van Deursen, Sara.
Nicholaas de Peyster, Joris.
Gerrit Abeel, Maria Maria.
Pieter Broiiwer, Ma- Everhardus.
Joh s . W m . Vreden- Johannes.
biirg, Maria Van
Myndert Van Yveren, Femmetje.
Abraham Ellemer, Martha.
Gerrit Rappelje, He- Johannes.
lena de Neys.
Abraham Zwartwoiit, Johannes.
Alida Van Steen-
Hendrik Van de Wa- Hendrikiis.
ter, Sara de Fo-
Willem Gilbert, Jii r ., Aaltje.
Petrus Fredriks, Re- Sara.
Barent Spier, Jtidit Johannes.
Jakob Emans, Maria
Heyer, j. d.
Willem Gilbert, Ju'., Aal-
tje Fardon, z. h. v.
John Montanje, Catha-
rina Wight, z. h. v.
Matheus Ernest, Anna
Maria Bomper, z. h. v.
Michiel Van der Voort,
z. h. v.
Joost Paalding, Jannetje
Vredenbiirg, j. d.
Dirk Schuyler, Maria Van
Deursen, z. h. v.
John de Peyster, Anna
de Peyster, j. d.
Evert Byvanck, Maria
Canon, z. h. v.
Jan Enderson, Elizabet
Broiiwer, z. h. v.
Theophilus Anthony, Aal-
tje Van Wagenen, j. d.
Burger Van Yveren, Fem-
metje Westervelt, z.h.v.
tje Montanje, j. d.
Jan Rappelje & Dina
Middag, Wed e . van
Hendrik Bogert, Grietje
. . . z. h. v.
Walter Heyer, Elizabet
Hendriks,' h. v. W m .
Van de Water.
Willem Gilbert, Aaltje
Fardon, z. h. v.
[akob Borgert, Annatje
Edwards, j. d.
Johannes Paulussen, Ger-
retje Roome, z. h.
iSoS. 1 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New J'ork.
\" 1764. OUDKRS.
Johannes Tarp, An-
na ( I'Niel.
6. Daniel Brodwer, An-
10. William I lover. N'eel-
[ohannes ren Broek,
1 1. Laadwrens Wessels,
Anna Chardi ivyne.
14. Gerhardi sier,
17. William HeVer, l'"<_-\ -
24. Josia Faris, Aaltje Van
Olfert Webbers, An-
J illy 1. Joris Anderson, Sara
4. Nicholaas Roosevelt,
Sara Van Ranst.
5. Amlries Marschalk,
William Paalding, Ca-
Jakobus Van Antwer-
p e n , Margaritha
9. Cornelius de Foreest,
Antj" Van Winkele.
15. Matthi ds II p |> e ,
2j. Nicholaas B oger t,
Olfert Van Norden,
Lena de La
Joh ink, An-
■lids. Cornelius Tarp &
luiis v. van
Elizabet. Johannes Brodwer, Lena
1 1 i pg, h. v. foseph de
Anneke. Isaac Stoiil nbdrg, An
>elly, v.. h. v.
ilu Mon, j. il.
irina. Harmamis ' Knikki
ker, Catharina Knik-
kebakker. i. d.
Susanna. Ladwrens Wessels,Senior,
It, Z. 11. V.
Wiiliam. William d< Pi jtetei ' ath-
arina di Pej ter, h. v.
Willem. Wall Jannetje
I !• V'-r, j. d.
Jane. John Van Alst.
Olfert. Michiel Keets, Tryntje
Webbers, z. h. v.
Cornelia. Elias Anderson, Cornelia
Hooms, h. v. Pieter
jakobus. Jakobus Roosevelt, Cath-
arina Canon, Wed' . van
Corn". Van Ranst.
Abraham. Abraham Marschalk, Ma-
ria Sebring, z. h. v.
Catharina. foseph Paalding, Misanna
Whyt, z. h. v.
Daniel. Jak gert, Ju'., Jii-
dit Van Svse, h. v.
1 1 kobds Bi igert.
Catharina. Marin ds Van Winkele,
Barbera Bi is, z. h.
Elizabet. Willem Hoppe, Elizabet
Hop) e, h. v. \\ ! Cos-
Helena. Rddolphds Ritzema, Ma-
ria Wilheimina Rit-
Maria. Abraham de La Noy, Ma-
ria Crankheit, /. h, v.
FransTilds. Frans Tilds, Ariaantje
Tiids, j. d.
Alexander. A Lam, Catha-
rina k V n. z. h.
54 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Fork. [January,
A° 1764. OUDERS.
H e n d r i k Labagh,
Cornelius V. den
Berg, Eliz.ibet Han-
Jostia Daley, Cor-
nelia de Pree.
Aug. 5. Isaac Sjoet, Jacomyn-
tje V. Norde.
Abraham Heyer, An-
Mattheiis Buys, Maria
Pieter Ande rson,
woiit, Maria V.
Isaac Meet, Maria
Barent Sebring, Su-
26. William Lupton, Jo-
Petrus Low, Jannet-
je van Deursen.
31. Pieter Van Ranst, Ida
Sept. 2. John Loosje, Maria
Johannes Dorye, Sara
Adriaan Bras, Eliza-
9. Waldron Blaaiiw, El-
Victor Bicker, Anna
Elias Chardovein, Jo-
Nicholaas Qiiak ken-
bos, Catharina v.
Willem Dey, Antje Bur-
ger, z. h.
Adam de Groesje, Jan-
nelje Stymets, z. h. v.
John De Wint, Marga-
ritha Teller, j. d.
Richard Darston, Elizabet
Pordie, z. h. v.
Johannes Bancker, Maria
Bancker, j. d.
Jiirriaan Mandeviel, Do-
rothea Vander Hoev, z.
Joris Steg, Antje Steg, j.d.
Catharina Spier, z. h.
Benjamin Waldron, Eva
Langendyk, h. v. Al-
bert V. Noordstrand.
Pieter Roome, Rachel de
Gioot, z. h. v.
Cornelius Swits, Catha-
rina Schuyler, z. h. v.
Vader en moeder.
Barent Barent Beekman, Eliza-
Beekman. bet Beekman, j. d.
Sara. John Schermeihorne,
Hester Canon, Wed. v.
John. John Broiiwer. Elizabet
Broiiwer, j. d.
Antje. Jakob Dorye, Antje Ber-
keloo, z. h. v.
Hendrik. Pieter van Deursen, Ma-
ria Eldrith, z. h. v.
Johanna. Ahasiienis Tiirck, Hille-
gonda Ciiyper, z. h. v.
Elizabet. Johannes Beekman, Eliz-
abet Elsworth, z. h. v.
Isaac. Abraham Smith, Maria
Corceliiis, z. h. v.
Nicholaas. John Qiiakkenbos, Cor-
nelia de Wit, z. h. v.
189S.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in A'ew l'ork. 25
16. Pieter Stymets, Maria
Jakohus Abeel, Geer-
Adolph Bras, Ange-
Michael van LSiiiiren.
t8. Eze( liiel Vouter, An-
26. Johannes van
Lea van Aalsten.
I tac Kip, Elizabet
I I sndrik va n Wi n-
k e 1 e n, Jannetje
3 . Willem Peek, Rachel
Jakobus Leydt, Alida
Harmands Snoek, Ad-
Ide Dey, Catharina
Jakob Kip, Elizabet
7. David Brotiwer, Ari-
Pieter Miltenberg, Sd-
John Freeborne, Ma-
1 t . Samuel Thomson,
Joh\ Sdppinger, An-
Jakob Brodwer, Mar-
21. Theophilds Elswort,
Jakob Stymets, Jannetje
Stymets, li. v. Corn'
Abraham Lott, Johanna
mans, Wed. v.
ndel Tinglie, Maria
b. v. Adolph
Bi 1 . 5 11 .
Beekrnan van Bddn
Elizabet l iilbert, z. h.v.
Vader en moeder.
-en van Aalst, Catha-
lvntje van Aalst, j. d.
Ballds van Klcek. Cor-
nelia Kip, z. h.
Jakob Brodwer, Maria de
La Nov, z. h. v.
Vader en moeder.
Gerrit Welp, Maria Loo-
sje, z. b. v.
An ck, Anna Ma-
ria Snoek, h. v. van
|.ii, . Snadws.
Fredrik Blaauvelt, Anna
Maria de Wint, /. h. v.
Gerrit van Bommele, An-
na Loosje, z. h. v.
Isaac Brodwer, Jannetje
Stymets, j. d.
Vader en moeder.
Waldron, z. h. v.
Stephand > Van< ortlandt,
Alida Reynders, h. v.
I [endrik Cdyler.
r en moeder.
Edward Henry Constant, Maiia
Catharina. Johannes Mdller, Anna
Michel. /.. h. v.
Johanni - Steg, TrVntje
Van Dedrsen, z. h. v.
John de Boog, Maria
Elswort, z. h. v.
26 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York, [January,
A° I764. OUUERS. KINDERS.
Jakob Diirye, Sara Jakob.
Joh s Crolius, Maria Feronica.
Albeit Rykman, Cor- Elizabet.
Pieter Zwyger, Maria Anna.
Wynant Van Zandt, Elia Stiel.
Robbert Rutgers, Robert.
Isaac Labach, J iid.it Isaac.
Louis Fougeres, Eva Jakob.
Christoffel Erhard, Christoffel.
Nov. 4. Stephanus v. Rense- Stephanus.
laar, Catharina Liv-
Abraham de La Foy, Jan.
Philippus Steenberg, Elizabet.
Jakob Persel, Mylie Gerrit.
Johannes Anthony, Margarita.
9. David Ross, Rachel William.
Abraham Anderson, Annatje.
Adriaan Bancker, An- Elizabet.
11. Abraham Storm, Wil- Margarita.
Johannes de Boog, Johannes.
14. Gerhardus Meyer, Elizabet.
Dirck Brinckerhoff, Sara.
Rachel van Ranst.
18. Edward Erhard, Cath- Mathew.
Johannes Diirye, Neeltje
Coiiwenhoven, z. h. v.
Willem Crolius, Feronica
Corcelius, z. h. v.
Isaac Ryckman, Engehje
Nieuwkerk, z. h. v.
Jan Brouwer, Anna Le-
sier, z. h. v.
Elia Stiel, Johanna Van
Abraham Beekman, Ma-
ria Beekman, j. d.
Jakob Labach, Elizabet
Lesher, hiiis v. v. Hen-
Rem Remsen, Sara Ber-
gen, z. h. v.
Vrouwtje Brad, hiiis v.
v. Robert Erhard.
Philip Livingston, Catha-
rina Tenbroek, z. h. v.
Jan de La Noy, Maria
Crankheit, z. h. v.
Daniel Steenbag, Syntje
Hoogland, z. h. v.
Gerrit Foreest, Rebecca
Peersel, h. v. Gerrit
Nicholaas Anthony, Ma-
ria Delly, j. d.
John Stymets, Jannetje
Levorgie, z. h. v.
John Anderson, Patty
Hiiwit, z. h. v.
Richard Bancker, Sara
Duvcking, z. h. v.
Steven Gal, Margarita
Storm, z. h. v.
Johannes de Boog,
Frouwtje Hegen, z.h.v.
Cornelius Turk, J'., Eliz-
abet Turck, j. d.
Lukas Van Ranst, Ca-
tharina Canon, Wed.
van Corn 5 Van Ranst.
Joseph Elswort, Sara
Raves, Wed. v. Fran-
1898.] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in X,iv lurk.
21. Isaac Fardon, Eliza-
H en dri k Kierzen,
Anon Gilbert, Anna
Sam vie] t.'u ikkenbos,
J a 111 e s Thomleson,
Tileman Ciiyler, Jane
[73 2 -l
Cornelius Ba n t h a ,
is V a n Zandt,
Maria 1 '-
1) a v i d Masterton,
ilitis Heyer, Sara
Maria tie Marre.
I lis Bogert, Ju-
dik Van Svse.
9. Leendert Kip, Eliza-
bel M irschalk.
Gilliam Varik, Maria
16. James Harve, Main
23. Isaac Blanck, Ida
N. B. 19. Gerrit Roorbach,
Daniel Van Oort,
25. Mattheus M ursie,
David Schdyler, Elizabet
1 1 1 logland.
1 a k <i 1) ii s R ykman ,
Giertje Adriaans, z.h.v.
11 Mandeviel, Doro-
thea Van der Hoev,
zyn h. v.
Cornelius de Mane,
Maayke Kkkers, z.h.v.
Ann, gebo- John Ciiyler, Ann Cdyler,
ren den 7 Wed. v. Richard Lang-
Jakob. Jakob Bantha, Rachel
Terhiine, z. h. v.
Margaretha. Wynant Van Zandt, Mar-
garetlia van /audi, Wed.
van Jan Van I'.iissen.
I'ctrus. Petriis Bogert. Maria
R01 >me, z. h. v.
Win. Willem Heyer, Neeltje
Stotitenbtirg, z. h. v.
Lea. Vader en moeder.
Mar a. Jakobiis Van Syse, Lena
Van Syse, j. d. [Born
Dec. t, : died 12 Aug:
Isaac. Isaac Kip, Elizabet Kip,
z. h. v.
Ann. John Varick, Annatje
Bartolf, Wed. v. Abra-
lames. James Welch, Jannetje
Bias, j. d.
Isaac. Ab rah nek, Ju'. ,
Jannetje Stiydam, Wed.
v. Frans Jansen.
Catharina. Francois Gully, Sara
Tinsie, z. h. v.
Johannes. Fredrik Roorbach, Cath-
arina Roorbach, h. v.
Hendrik. Jan Van Oort, II ill e-
gonda Van Bommel,
h. v. Jal 1 iyper.
Antje. Adrianus Eras, Elizabet
Bries, z. h. v.
28 Records of the Reformed Ditlch Church in New York. [January,
30. John Livingston,
Catharina de Pey-
Hans Bergen, Mar-
garietje V. Deursen.
Jan. 1. R o e 1 o f Westervelt,
Reynier Nak, Sara
6. Thomas Cosvvell, An-
9. Abraham La V a y ,
Joh s . Dally, Marytje
Francyntje V. Nor-
Marytje V. Rypen.
Will em Dey, T a n -
John Ruger, Elizabet
Whithead Hiks, Char-
P i e t e r Mesier, J',
Samuel Waldron, Ma-
Hendrik Ryke, Jan-
30. Jakobus Westervelt,
Sara Nagel, Jakobus
Feb. 6. Pieter de R i e m e r ,
Robert Watts, Li'icre-
tia Van Deursen.
Susanna. Jan Rykman, Jun*., Ma-
ria Mangel, Wed. v.
Hendrikus. Hendrikiis Livingston,
Wed. v.John Lawrence.
Joris, Andries Abrahamse. Ja-
Abraham, comynlje Bergen, z. h.
tweelingen. Robert Corsenen, Jan-
netje Van Deursen, j. d.
JakobUs. Christiaan Marre, Geesje
Romeyn, z. h. v.
Reynier. Johannes Montanje,
Catharina Wyth, z. h.v.
Thomas Robert G. Livingston,
Druliet. Catharina McPhedris,
z. h. v.
Jan. Vader en moeder.
Abraham. Abraham Breesier, J r ,
Elizabet Dally, z. h. v.
Aagje. Christoffel Stymets, Aagje
Lammerts, z. h. v.
Jakobus. Petriis Mebie, Maria Del,
z. h. v.
Sara. Willem Dey, Hester Dey,
h. v. Hendrik Labach.
Ann. Abraham Wilson, Geer-
truy Ruger, h. v. Rob-
Jan B r e - Jan Brevoort, Maria
voort. Van der Heul, h. v.
Jak s . Lefferts.
Femmetje. Pieter Mesier, Nellelje
Clok, h. v. Abramse.
Jennet. Pieter Lott, Maria Aal-
stein, h. v. Ab m . Lott.
Eefje. Fredrik Bazet, Anna Vre-
denbiirg, z. h. v.
Abraham. Andries Ryke, Elizabet
VVykoff, /.. h. v.
Hendrik, Teiiuis Quakkenbos, Re-
Jan, becca Nagel, z. h. v.
tweelingen. Pieter Mebie, Maria
Bel, z. h. v.
Pieter Nicholaas Roosevelt, Sara
Steenwyk. Bebbenthon, j. d.
Pieter. Pieter Van Deursen, Ma-
ria Heldrith, z. h,
I S y 8 . ] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York.
17. Cornelius de Marre,
Jakob Heerden, Ca-
Isaak Bokee, Ariaan-
F re d r i k Roorbach,
Loiiwrens Van d e r
I [oev, Angenieije
24. Jiirg Ernst Roos,
Gelyn Van Gelder,
Jakob Broiiwer, Ma-
Maart 1. Petrds de Maree, Ma-
b r o e k , Geertniy
6. Johannes Lam, Maria
Abraham Fardon, F.x-
Samuel Kip, Anna
13. Gerrit Van den Berg,
Aaron Stokholm, Hil-
letje Van Aalst.
20. Andries Marschalk,
Arie Bancker, Mar-
17. Andries Marselisse,
27. Hendrik Zikkels, An-
Gl 11 M.l \.
Paulus Banlha, Francyn-
tje Minthorne, z. h.
Samiiel Qiiakkenbos, Ma-
ria Bi isker, z. h. v.
Joris Wilt, M'igael Heer-
den, j. d.
Abraham Bokee, Tan-
neke Bokee, j. d.
Gerrit Roorbach, Catha-
rina Roorbach, h. v.
Jakobiis Meyer. Annatje
Van Blerkom, z. h. v.
Abraham Swart, Alida
Van Steenbergen, z.
Wider en moeder.
Catharina Van Gelder,
Cornelius Ciiyper, Anna-
tje Broiiwer, z. h. v.
Samuel de Marree, Lea de
Marree. z. h. v.
Andrew Marschalk, Anna
Johannes. ChrislofYel Anthony, An-
tje Etkens, j. d.
Jakob Jakob Broiiwer, Jannetje
Broiiwer. Mes, j. d.
Ariaantje. Isaac Fardon, de Moeder.
Elizabet. Elbert Herring, Elizabet
Bogert, z. h. v.
Cornelia. Aaron Gilbert, Annatje
Mandeviel, z. h. v.
Isaac. Isaac Van Aalst, Aaltje
Stokholm. z. h. v.
Fracois. Leendert Kip, Elizabet
Marschalk, z. h. v.
Abraham. Abraham Bancker, Ra-
chel Gerrisen, z. h. v.
Catharina. Annatje Visch, h. v. Abra-
ham Van ijelder.
Elizabet. Johannes Van Hotiten,
Aaltje Zikkels, z. h. v.
:>0 Records of the Reformed Dulch Clmrch in New York. [January,
A° 1765. OUDERS.
Jan Waters, Anna
31. Johannes Barre, Aafje
Hendrik Joestik, Eliz-
Joh s . Qiiakkenbos, ]'.,
Caiharina de Witt.
Willem Peek, Phoebie
April 8. John Bancker, Alida
Dirk BrinkerhofF, Ca-
tharina V. Wyck.
Johannes Van Tessel,
14. Thomas Robberson,
Charles Brouwer, Cor-
Nicholaas de Riemer,
George Brewerton, Ja-
koba de Hart.
Jan Storm, Marytje
21. Ida Hennigen, Niesje
Robert Brouwer, Bar-
Wiert Banta, Anna
Willem Bokee, Jan-
Johannes Diirje, An-
28. Johannes de Lamee-
tre, Jannetje Post.
Anna. Hendrik Hofstede, Eliza-
bet Brouwer, j. d.
Jakobiis. Lucas C. Quik, Aaltje
Turk, h. v. Francois
Petriis Petrus B ro 11 w e r, Anna
Brouwer. Brouwer, h. v. [olm
Margaritha. Johannes Quakkenbos,
Margaritha Bogert,] z.
Abraham. Abraham Aalstein, Sara
Peek, j. d.
Francis Gerhardus Bancker, Alida
Masnard. van Deursen, Wed e . F.
Catharina. Anthony Ten Eyck, Lu-
cretia Brinkerhoff, j. d.
Engeltje. Jakob Van Weert, Anna
Brouwer, h. v. John
Jeronimus. Johannes Aalstein, Ca-
thalina Rappelje, z. h.v.
Tho s . Rem- John Carol i lis, Anna
sen. Remsen, de moeder.
Cornelia. Joris Anderson, Sara
Brouwer, z. h. v.
Sara. Nicholaas Roosevelt, Sara
Willix, Wed. v. Joh s
George. George Brewerton, Eliza-
bet Maris, Wed. Sam-
Rachel. Isaac Brouwer, Rachel
de Maree, z. h. v.
Jan. Jan Broeks, Geertruy
Beyster, z. h. v.
Elizabet. Jilles Hoppe, Elizabet
Waldrom, z. h. v.
Christina. F.lias Chardovyne, Anna-
tje Corceliiis, z. h. v.
Johannes. Hendrik Banta, Catharina
Webbers, h. v. Michel
Rebecca. Freedrik Roorbach, Mar-
garita Bokee, z. h. v.
Elizabet. Joost van Briint, Elizabet
lJurjee, z. h. v.
Abraham. Isaac de Lameetre, Eliza-
bet Hendriks, h. v.
Willem V. de Water.
1 89S.3 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New I
Francois. Gdliam B | unetje
I, z. b. v.
Leendert Waarner, Ca-
Pieter Carolhis, Maria
Isaac Johnson, Chris-
tina Vander \
Maay 5. ( ' trel de B /oi . Mary-
12. Jakob Sherpe, Fran-
Henry Ezelar, Corne-
lia Van de Water.
20. Andries Il<>ppe, Ca-
Evert Wessels, Sara
David de Maree,
26. Philip Miller, Maria
Abraham Maris, Maria
31. Pieter Coiiles, Elsje
1 11 11 V 2. Jacob Banta, Claartje
5. Isaac Roosevelt, Cor-
9. Pieter Marceliiis, An-
Pieter Van Zandt,Sara
Aart Huysman, Eliza-
John Waarner, Flizabet
Waarner, b. v. i homas
Ji ih mnes ( Ian >li ds, Maria
, /. h. v.
■ Van der V... ■ > t, N.
X., Wed', v. P. Van
Roelof \" .» 1 1 1 1.'ii'' ■■
de Maree, h. v. Cor-
nells V. 1 li'i'uen.
Pieter Sherpe, Elizabet
Sam del Ri< hard.
Tietter Sekkerley, Cor-
nelia Sekkerley, Wed.
v. ( iei irgi M dserve.
1 lender kds V. de Water,
Femmetje de Foreest,
WeJ. v. Andries Ge-
Jakob Stymets. Jacomyn-
tje Hoppe, j. d.
Vader en moeder.
Vader en moeder.
Philip. Willem Van Dedrsen, Ca-
tharina Gilbert, z. h. v.
Isaac. Daviil Maris, Susanna
Maris, Wed". v.Joseph
S.ira. John de Gi ! izabet
Emmery, j. d.
Tryntje. Padlds Banta, Francyntje
Minthorne, z. h. v.
Martyn, Antony Hoffman, Eliz-
abet Suns, Wed. v.
Theophikis. Theophilds Anthony,
Hester Flsword, Weil,
v. Nicholaas Ross.
Pieter. Winant VanZandt & Ma-
rin Marschalk, Weil. v.
Cathalina. Pieter Marschalk, Catha-
lina Kip, z. h. v.
■?2 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [January,
12. Johannes Ryke, Do-
16. Johannes Vredenburg,
George Cadwise, A a .
Maria Van Ranst.
Jan Smith, Maria
ham, E 1 i z a b e t
Elizabet Van Wyck.
ven, Annatje Rome.
Jilles Hoppe, Eliza-
Jacomina Ellen, Ra-
14. Hendrik Gulyk,Fem-
28. Casparus Tenbroek,
Elizabet Van Kleek.
17. Cornelius Wynkoop,
William de Peyster,
Jakobui Van Varik,
Grietje. Hendrik Bogert, Grietje
Beer, z. h. v.
Elizabet. Jakob Ryke, Elizabet
Peek, Wed. v. Hen-
William. William Forbess, Eva
Bussing, h. v. Alexand'.
George. Christoffel Cadwise, Ruth
Cadwise, j. d.
Martinus. Hendrik Zikkels, Annatje
Bokkenhoven, z. h. v.
Rebecca. Barent Smith, Annatje
Beer, z. h. v.
Elizabet. Johannes Ewouts, Eliza-
bet Saltensteyn, z. h. v.
Hester. Nicholaas Anthony, Hes-
ter Rome, z. h. v.
Magdalena. John Johnson, Lena Van
Wyck, j. dogter.
Edward. A r e n t Bussing, Maria
Couwenhoven, h. v.
van Abraham Marte-
Johanna. Johannes Wil, Anneke
Delly, h. v. Isaac Stout-
Johannes. Wessel Hoppe, Anneke
Dykman, z. h. v.
Henry. Abraham V. Aalsteyn,
h. van Pieter Hen-
Femmetje. Vader en moeder.
Andrew. Charles Philips, Marga-
ritha Wilks, z. h. v.
Maria. Abraham Kip, Elizabet
Crannel, j. d.
George Adriaan Wynkoop, Catha-
Pietersen. rina Low, z. h. v.
Johannes, John de Peyster, Anna
Elizabet, de Peyster, j. d. Nich-
tweelingen. olaas de Peyster, Jan-
neije Jansen, z. h.
Annatje. Philip Montanje, Sara
Montanje, j. d.
Annatje. Guliam Van Varik, Anna
Van Varik, j. d.
1898.] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in New York.
A° 1765. OUDERS. KINDERS.
zi. Johannes Steg, Cath- Agnietje.
arina V. Deursen.
Thomas Steg, Jan- Agnietje.
Arent tie Yoe, Maria Sara.
I.iikas Quik, Sara Anna.
Van de Water.
Aug. 4. Abraham La bach, Johannes.
5. Petnis BoffeIer,Neger, Willem.
Marylje Dee, N -
gerin, Gedo[)t van
D°. Daller h e t
Fredrik Basset, Jan- Willemina.
netje Vredenl 1
II. Jeremia Broiiwer, Elizabet.
Elizabet Van de
18. Willem Nixen,Catha- Siisanna.
rina de Graaf.
Andries Losie, Pre- Maria.
si 11a Andersen.
Johannes Pikten,Ma- Thomas.
Christoffel Schuyler, Jannetje.
25. Benjamin Stymets, Benjamin.
Joseph de Yoe, Lena Joseph.
Sept. 1. Albert Amerman, Ap- Petrus.
8. Jan Van Schyven, Geertje.
Egbert Van der Hoef, Geertriiv.
Andries Blank, Sara Andries.
15. Joseph Stymets, Ma- Margarita,
Isaac Van Deursen, Ra-
chel Bevoue, z. h. v.
Pieter Anderson, Xeeltje
Steg, z. h. v.
Cornelius Van Iloiiten,
Sua de Maree, z. h. v.
John Baree, Anna Van de
Water, z. h. v.
W ed' . van Robert Er-
Anthony Jakes, De moe-
Willem Vredenbiirg, Wil-
Hendrik Van de Water.
Anna Skilman, hiiis v.
v. Hendrik Van de
Water, S r .
Elias Nixen, Susanna
Manbrdt, \\'ed e . van
Jan Losie, Maria Broii-
wer, z. h. v.
Reynier Hoppe, Ariaan-
tje 1 1 liysTii in, z. h. v.
Egbert Fardon, Elizabet
Schuyler, z. h. v.
Gerret Stymets, Nelle
Stymets, h. v. van Cor-
Arend de Voe, Elizabet
Van Dalsen, h. v. v.
Joh 5 . Htiygh.
Pieter Montanje, Catha-
rina Van der Hoef, z.
Nicolaas Moor, Geertje
Akkerman, z. h. v.
Loiiwrens Van der Hoef,
Agnietje Ellen, z. h. v.
Cornelius Blank, Mary-
tje Blank, h. v. Samuel
Cornells Webbers, Jan-
netje Stymets, z. h. v
■j a Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [January,
A° 1765. OUDEKS.
Petrus Rethan, Sara
Hendrik Ryke, Sara
Liikas Van Blerkom,
Elizabet Van Bler-
22. Johannes Durjee,
b r o e k , Engeltje
James Beekman, Jane
Abraham Bresier, He-
Pieter Dobson, Ca-
Nicolaas de Peyster, William.
26. Harmanus Burger, Marten.
29. Roelof Van Houten, Jannetje.
William Heyer, Neel- Walter.
John Childs, Margrita Elizabet.
Josia Faris, Aaltje Debora.
Octob. 6. Jakobus Waldrom, Joseph.
Johannes Koning, Jo- Isaac.
13. Johannes Brouwer, Louwrens.
Trynlje Ver Wey.
Abraham Akkerman, Elizabet.
16. Isaac Garneel, Hester Maria.
Johannes Walters, Elizabet.
Maria Ten Eyck.
Cornelis Van Houten,
Sara de Maree, z. h. v.
Jakob Ryke, Elizabet
Peek, \Ved e . van Hen-
Coin 5 . Van Blerkom, Sara
Ryers, z. h. v. David
Van Blerkom, Geertje
Merry, z. h. v.
Joh s . Durjee, Ju'., Sara
Berkeloo, z. h. v.
Abel Hardenbroek, Re-
becca Anthony, z. h. v.
William Beekman, J r . , Ma-
ria Beekman, j. d.
William Rikkels Van
Cortregt, z. h. v.
Walter Quakkenbos, Mar-
garita Bokee, h. v. van
William de Peyster, Nelle
Hardenbroek, h. v. van
Jakobus Van Varik, Aafje
Ten Eick, Wed e . van
Jakob Van Varik.
Joseph Fits, Maryte Lef-
ferts, z. h. v.
Cornelius Heyer, Sara
Harse, z. h. v.
Abraham Winne, Anna
Van Wyck, j. d.
Andries Ryker, Jacomyn-
tje Brevoort, j. d.
Isaac Koning, Geertje
Hartje, z. h. v.
Hendrik Broiiwer, Aaltje
Akkerman, z. h. v.
Walter de Graaiiw, Geer-
tje Akkerman, z. h. v.
Johannes Storm, Maria
Broiiwer, z. h. v.
Jakob Varik, M a . Eliza-
bet Haan, Wed. v.
1898.] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in
Margrieta 1 lering.
17. John de N'ovelles,
20. John Johnson, Chris-
tina Van W'Vck.
23. Isaac Montanje, Antje
30. Jakob Remsen, Ca-
I 739- J
Nov, 3. Abraham \ an Gclder,
Gidion Kersteng, Su-
10. William Cavelv, Kliz-
abet Se bring.
17. Abraham Brouwer,
Aafje Van Gelder.
Rachel Van d e r
Iliiybert Van Wag-
enen, Agnietje Vre-
Isaac Bosten, Lea
Paulas Banta, Fran-
Adolf Waldrom, Ca-
23. William Forbtis, Eliz-
abct I [erring.
29. John Ernest, Sara
Reynier Schaats, El-
Elizabet. Olvert Roosevelt, Eliza-
:crt, h. van
John Jakob. Jakob Fucsch, M aria
John. 1 ik Johnson. Elizabet
Wed. van fohn Van
Johannes. BarentSpier, Marytje Far-
don, h. v. Hendrik de
Cornelia. Jan Anthony, Christina
ly, j d.
Johannes. Joris Rernsen, Antje Rem-
sen, Wed", v. Jan Rem-
John. William Gilbert, Ari-
aentje Gilbert, j. d.
Elizabet. Frans Wessels, fddit Van
Sys, h. v. Jak s . Bo-
George. Pieter Whyt, Elizabet
Bdrbank, z. h. v.
Isaac. Cornelius Sebring, Sara
Cure, z. h. v.
Maria. Anthony Post, Petronella
Brouwer, j. d.
Mattheus. Fretlrik Rur.net, Sara
Sanzelie, j. d.
Teuntje. Mattheus Vredenburg,
Aaltje Van Wagenen,
Samdel. Samuel Brouwer, Lea
Hartje. z. h. v.
Jakob. Jakob Banta, Claartje
Van Winkelen, z. h. v.
Alexander Daniel Phenix, Maria
Phenix. Phenix, Wed. van Jan
Elizabet. Jakob Turk. Maria Van
Rypen, h. v. C .
Mary. John Forbiis, Anna Hey-
er, z. h. v.
Sara. Coenraad Ten Eyck, Ger-
ritje Ten Eyck, j. d.
David. David H. Schuyler, Eliz-
abet Hoogland, z. h. v.
?6 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Neiv York. [January,
A° 1765. OUDERS.
Dec. 1. William Gilbert, Mary
Jakob Bogert, Anna
bosch, Sophia Roor-
8. Nicholas Moor, Gier-
Wynant Van Zandt,
Nicholaas Low, Sara
15. Daniel Ten Eyck,
22. John Low, Susanna
Jakobus Briiyn, Tryn-
Ediiard Tilly, Mar-
grietje Van de
John Freeborn, Ma-
John. John Gilbert, Tjatje Van
Keiiren, z. h. v.
Guliam. Guliam Bogert, Jannetje
Van Zandt, z. h. v.
Margrietje. Johannes Quakkenbosch,
Margarietje Bogert, z.
Hester. Samuel Moor, Neeltje
Moor, j. d.
Wynant. Jakobus Van Zandt, An-
na Marschalk, z. h. v.
Johanna. Henry A. Franken, Jo-
hanna Low, z. h. v.
Daniel. Fredrik Fine, Sara Ten
Eyck, z. h. v.
Samuel. Nicholaas Low, J li d i t
Bordet, j. d.
James. Harmaniis Taalman, Be-
letje Bioiiwer, z. h. v.
Thomas. Hendrik Van de Water,
Elizabet Van de Water.
Maria. Neal Schaw, Maria d e
Klevn, h. v.
Pieter Waldrom, Ma-
Jakob Van Weert, Anna
Ekker, z. h. v.
Teunis Tieboiit, Anna
Tieboiit, h. v. v a 11
Willem Warner, Jan-
Thomas Warner, Bregje
Aalstein, z. h. v.
Andries Ten Eyck,
Nicholaas Welp, Neeltje
Jannetje Wei p.
Sara Cruger, liuis v.
Johan Dayly, Anna-
Lena Van W T yck, j. d.
Jakob Van Wagenen,
John Ewoiitse, Sara
Ewoiitse, h. v. Josia
Edward Earl, Nelle
Maris Earl, Hanna Mon-
tanje, z. h. v.
Nicholas Bayard, Ca-
Jiidit Bayard, Wed e . Van
Jeremia Van Rinselaar.
Rem Rapalje, Nelle
Nicholas de Peyster, Jan-
netje Jansen, z. h. v.
Isaac Schoete, Jaco-
Jakobus Van Norden,
myntje V. Norden.
Elizabet Webbers, j. d.
1 89S. ] Records 0/ the Reformed Dutch Church in Xcw York.
A" 1766 I us.
Johannes V. Norden,
Sara Van Yveren.
Mil hid I lorneliszen,
Catharina OK per.
15. Harmands Gardenier,
Man a Rethan.
22. Job en [ioort,
\ 1 1 11 l Smith.
Jan Pero, Anna Win
29. Jakob Brodwer, Mar-
Feb. 2. Harminds Spr i ng -
- 1 e e n, C 1 a a sj e
Cornel ids V a n Sv st,
James Van Brakele,
5. David Provoost, Cath-
alyntje V. ( lelder,
Jan Ekker, Cornelia
9. BeekmanVan Bddren,
Eliz ibet ( filbert.
16. Jakobds B igert, Jii-
dith Van Syst.
M .1 1 1 b eiis Evertsen,
Nich 11- Akkerman,
Maria de Alaree.
Nicholas Boge rt,
Hendrik Van Winke-
I e n , Jannetje
Cornells Van d c r
I I lev, Klizabet La
Petals V. Geider, Aal-
Joliannes. Meindert V a n S'veren,
Maria I >aai sen, /. h.
Jannetje. Jan Van Dalsen, Vrouw-
ije Meyer, h. v. Jakob
Rachel. Ian Jorkse, Maria Jorkse,
■ j. d.
Elizabet. Abraham Zwart, Alida
Steenbergen, z. h. v.
Anna. Willem Van Norden, Ja-
comvntje V. Xorden,
h. v. Evert Kip.
Johannes. Johannes Brodwer, Tryn-
tje Ver W't'V. z. h. v.
Coenraad. Coenraad Koning, Chris-
tina Wessels, z. h, v.
Johannes. Jakobds Van Syst,
dalena Van Syst, j. d.
Hanna. Samuel Van Brakele, de
Johannes. Lucas Kierstede, Aafje
Van Geider, /.. h. v.
Johannes. Pieter Montenbdrg, Sd-
suma Gardenier, z. h.v.
Beekman. Gdliam Nan Varik, Ma-
ria Van Bum en, ■/.. h. v.
James, born Jakobds Van Antwerpen,
12 Feb., Margrieta Bogert, z. h.v.
Mattheds. Cornells Zwartwout, Cath-
alyntje Spier, z. h. v.
Gerbregt. Cornelis de Maree, Maa-
yke Ekker. z. h. v.
Rudolphus. Rddolphds Ritzema, Ma-
ria Wilhelmina Ritze-
ma, j. d.
Maria. Jakob Brodwer, J'.. An-
tje Brodwer, h. v. Corn*.
Cornelis. Jdrriaan Mandeviel, Do-
rothea Van der Hoev, z
Micbiel John Ter Hune, Rachel
Bergen. Levdekker, j. d.
Hendrik, Isaac Jansen, Stynlje Van
Hilletje, der Voort, z. ii. v. Al-
tweelingen. exander Beets, Grietje
Steg, z. h. v.
•jg Pioneer Planters of Piscataway, N. J. [January,
PIONEER PLANTERS OF PISCATAWAY, N. J., DURING THE
FIRST HALF CENTURY OF THEIR SETTLEMENT, 1666-1716.
By O. B. Leonard, Plainfiei.d, N. J.
The Piscataway (N. J.) planters settled there for peace and quiet and
relief from all kinds of contentions. They had endured their share of
inconvenience in New England from the severities of court justice and
the intolerance of the Established Church order. Piscataway was from
the first a plantation of pious people — establishing permanent homes in
this new and unsettled township, where they might enjoy the liberty of
the gospel and the free exercise of their own spiritual convictions.
One liberal inducement held out from the beginning for inciting
emigration to East Jersey was contained in a paragraph of the "Agree-
ments" of 1664-5 an d published throughout New England: "No
person qualified as a freeman shall be any ways molested or called in
question for any difference in opinion and practice in matters of religious
concernment ; but all such persons may, from time to time, freely and
fully enjoy their judgments and consciences in matters of religion."
This early settlement and the neighboring town of Woodbridge were
made chiefly from this one motive of enjoying soul liberty. For the
following ten years emigration from the New England provinces and
from Long Island to the township of Piscataway and other parts of East
Jersev was encouraged mainly by repeated assurances from the public
authorities of individual freedom, both in religious matters and civil
concerns. Besides these guaranteed personal privileges there were gen-
erous temporal inducements in the shape of grants of land offered to
The title to all the land in East Jersey was vested at this time in two
English gentlemen, by deed from James, Duke of York, who had him-
self received it, with other vast territory adjacent, from his brother, King
Charles II., by royal patent dated March 12, 1664.
The deed from the Duke conveyed, at first, the whole of New Jersey
to Sir George Carteret and Lord John Beikeley, who, as joint owners,
promulgated the noted "Articles and Agreements," just referred to,
through their representative, Governor Philip Carteret. By subsequent
division of the province in 1676, East Jersey became entirely the posses-
sion of Sir George. He, in turn, or the representatives of his estate, in
16S2, disposed of his share to William Penn and a syndicate of eleven
others, mostly Quakers, as will be further mentioned.
The original pioneers to take up land in Piscataway, under the gen-
erous terms of "The Concessions and Agreements of the Lords Proprie-
tors of the Province ol New Jersey," were: Hugh Dunn, John Martin,
Hopewell Hull, and Charles Gillman.
They came in 1666 from the most northeastly settlements in New Eng-
land, on the border line between what is now the States of Maine and New
Hampshire. Their Woodbridge (N. J.) friends, from Newbury, Mass.,
a short time before, had bought, for £80, from the " Elizabethtown
Grant," ol 1664-5, a large tract lying between the Rahwa) and Raritan
Rivers. This Woodbridge deed was dated December 11. 1666. Just a
week thereafter, December 18, 1666, one-third of the purchase was con-
1 89S.] Pioneer Planters of Piscataway, X. J. iq
veyed to ihe four persons above named, who called the place " New Pis-
cataqua," at first, in memory of the district they came from in New Eng-
land. By an endorsement made on the d<^d.\, May n, lere had
been "joined to them in intime, to be their associate, fohn
Gilman, Benjamin Hull, Robert Dennis, and John Smith," all from
remote Eastern provinces.
As a provision in the deed specified the speedy settlement of two
townships, no delay must be had in fulfilling this agreement, and oth
were invited to take up firms within their boundaries. These few (8)
Pisi ttaway planters were soon followed by other friends and acquaint-
ances from New England, viz. :
Francis Drake, Nicholas Bonham, . Fitz Randolph,
fi .In) I >: ,ike, [1 ihn Smalley, lolph,
• Drake, ijah Dunham, Benj. Fitz Randolph,
Jeffrey Mann And their mother, Eliza-
Samuel Walker, John Fitz Randolph, beth,
an I ] a few others, mostly with wives and children. But the
required number of actual settlers up to this time, 167C-1, had not yet
purchased land and made such improvements as were specified in the
:it to the atentees. ernor, however, waived all le
objections on the promise of renewed efforts to enlarge the population
and develop the territory.
Before a half dozen more winters had passed, the neighborhood was
familiar with the following names (1675-80), as recent purchasers :
Henry Greenland, Timothy Carle, Jabez Hendricks,
Samuel Doty, James Godfrey, Daniel Lippin
William Sutton, |ohn Mollison, S mon Brindley,
Nicholas Mundy, Jediah Higgins, rue Winfield,
Daniel 11 James Gi Michael Simmons,
Vincent Runyon, Edward Slater. Thomas Farnsworth,
George J c rew Wooden, Richard Higgins,
Up to this period, \.i>. t68o, nearly all the settlers had come from
plantations in New England colonies, or from Long Island. About the
end of the second decade of settlement (1685-6) there began to be a
decid se in foreign p ipulation direct from the I lid World.
I nder date of April 16, [681, the trustees of the estate of Sii
Carteret (01 e of the late Lords P - and at this time owner of the
pro\ osal in Engla 11 the sale i<( East Jersey for the
small sum of four or five thousand pounds Failing to obtain a
customer by private application, the ten public auc-
tion in London to the highest bidder. William Penn and eleven asso-
ciates, as previously stated, purchased the title and government for
^"3.400, and a deed was given them February i-t a
iwing this change of ownership that the mark' of immi-
gration from the Old World above alluded to was noticeable mostly by
represent. u '. :s anl sen he new owners. The additii nal impetus
tti immigration, im ■•.- this change of proprietorship, was beneficial
in more ways than simply increase of population. Within a few months
twelve others became equal owners in the soil, making of a company
aq Pioneer Planters of Piscaiaway, N. J. [January,
twenty-four land holders composed of a strange mingling of professions,
religions, anil politics. But they immediately gave assurance that the
same liberal terms formerly granted would be assiduously maintained, as
well as the unrestricted rights of all settlers in matters of church.
The names of the new owners of East Jersey, most of whom remained
in their European homes, were the following, besides William Penn :
James. Earl of Penh.
John Drummond, his brother, the Earl of Milfort.
Robert Barclay, a famous Quaker Controversialist, and his brother
Thomas Rudyard, a noted lawyer of London.
Richard Mew and Thomas Hart, both merchants of Middlesexshire.
Edward Byllinge, a gentleman from same shire who sold out to David
Robert West, a London barrister.
Thomas Cooper, Jno. Heywood, who conveyed his interest to John
Hugh Hartshorn, Clement Plumstead, Gawen Lawrie, William Gib-
son, Thomas Barker and James Brain, all merchants and well-to-do
gentleman of London.
Thomas Warne and Robert Turner, business men of Dublin.
Robert Gurdon, of Clunie, who soon transferred his share to Gawen
Lawrie, Deputy Governor.
Samuel Groom, surveyor-general, whose portion was shortly passed
over to William Dockwra.
Ambrose Rigg, of Surrey, and Arent Sonmans, a Hollander by birth,
whose son Peter, inheriting his estate and coming to New Jersey, became
the largest owner of any one of the proprietors.
The Quakers being in the majority among these recent purchasers, at
once became possessors of a kingdom nearly all their own. Their migra-
tion by thousands to the shores of the Jerseys, especially to the south-
western sections ; their occupation of the soil for immediate and perma-
nent improvement, and their management of government affairs for a
short time following, became one of the most notable events in the clos-
ing years of the seventeenth century. Under their peaceful dispensation
for a few years the province greatly improved in commercial and agricul-
tural advancement, as well as in its civil government.
This contented state of affairs lasted less than ten years, when the
government became at loose ends and very little increase followed from
new comers. The number of proprietors had become so largely extended
every year by sales of their rights that, with their varied nationality and
diversity of religious as well as political views, it was rendered impossible
to secure unanimity in the councils of the province. Finally a crisis
came in 1702. when the government of East Jersey was voluntarily sur-
rendered by the proprietors and people into the hands of the Crown.
Subsequent history proved the wisdom of this course in the rapid develop-
ment of the country under a Colonial management.
At the time of the transfer of East Jersey to the twenty-four proprie-
tors in 16S2 the population of Piscataway was estimated at about four hun-
dred, occupying the town lots and outlying plantations on both sides of
the Rarilan River, embracing some forty thousand acres.
Pioneer Planters of Piscataway, N. J.
Prominent among the other citizens and freeholders of Piscataway at
a date just previous to the close of the Proprietary period (17 2), were the
following property owners and residents, many ol whom were suns of
pioneer planters, whose names are indicated in italics, as far as known by
the writer :
Benjamin Hull, Jr.,
I I MIS,
1 [1 irner,
John Laing, Jr.,
John Marlin, Jr.,
'•: Mat tin,
Nicholas Mundy, Jr.,
1 > 1 1 1 . ( - 1 McDaniel,
These constituted the heads of families composing the community
owning farms or living within the township of Piscataway, as described
in laws of 1693, ll,K ' er the Proprietary Government.
Many of the earliest settlers had died before the beginning of the
Colonial epoch, 1702. Among those who originally settled the wilder-
ness and whose dales of death are known to the writer mav be mentioned —
Daniel Black ford,
1 laniel Brin
Thi in is Blai kshaw,
Thomas C iwood,
Francis Drake. Jr.,
Hugh Dunn, Jr.,
John Drake, Jr.,
/oh 11 Doty,
I hn Irick 1 . irretson
/ohn A' um on,
'it A' u in on, Jr.,
A' i, m on,
W 1 Iter Robins
John S motley, Jr.,
Pi hard Smith,
Peter II '1
Ban ijah Dunh im,
I laniel I lendri< ks,
■ las Bonham,
Francis Drake. v r.,
1 Martin, Si.,
Benj iinin ( 'l.irke,
fames Gi es,
died 1680 Jeffrey Manni
16S3 Hugh Dunn, Sr.,
" 1684 Henry Greenland,
" 1687 1 i.miel Lippington,
1687 David Mudie.'
16S9 Thomas Pj
" 1690 Thomas Hig^ins,
'' 1690 John Martin. Jr.,
" 1 69 1 Samuel Walker,
" 1692 Rene" Pyatt,
" 1693 John Langstaff,
Soon after the opening of the eighteenth century, and within the
42 Van Deusen Family Headslone Inscriptions. [January,
period of the semi-centennial of their earliest settlement in Piscataway,
the following additional families had taken up their residence in the
township : their surnames were —
Alger, Bishop, Boice, Brokaw, Bowne, Black well, Bebout, Clarkson,
Coriell, Campbell, Cumming, Chandler, Davis, Dayton, Horner, Hand,
Holton, Ford, Larforge, Lenox, Lee, Lupardus, Merrell, Macpherson,
Noble, Poillon, Thorn, Thickstun, Thomas, Thompson, Trotter. Tils-
worth, Wilson, Wolf, Stelle.
These are the names of most of the earlv settlers of Piscataway during
the first half century (i 666-1 71 6) who, with their wives, laid the foun-
dations of society and assisted in establishing its political, social, and
religious reputation. These are they who cleared the forests, tilled the
soil, built their homes, and peopled the township with men and women
who lived and wrought afcer them, and dying, have left a posterity to
take up the work and continue it in the strength of the God of their
fathers. Thus " one generation passeth away and another generation
INSCRIPTIONS ON SOME OF THE HEADSTONES OF THE
VAN DEUSEN FAMILY IN THE VAN DEUSEN MANOR
AND MAHAIWE CEMETERIES, AT GREAT BARRING-
TON, BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS.
(with brief explanatory notes.)
By Louis Hasbrouck Sahler, Genealogist.
Van Deusen Manor Cemetery.
In memory of Isaac van Deusen, who died January 14th, 1796, in the
92nd year of his age.
[He was Isaac the First.]
In memorv of Mrs. Fiche van Deusen, the late consort of Mr. Isaac
van Deusen, who was born November the 30th, 1702, and died June
28th, 1777, in the 75th year of her age.
Hark from the tomb. I heard a doleful cry,
Ye living men view the ground, where you must shortly lie.
[She was a daughter of Coonrod Burghardt, the founder of the Housa-
tonic Colony, later Sheffield and Great Barrington.J
In memory of Isaac v. in Deusen, Junior, who died the nth of April
18 1 6, in the 73rd year of his age.
[He was Isaac the Second, youngest son of Isaac the First, and
inherited the Manor house and part of the Manor.]
In memory of Mrs. Katharine van Deusen, the late consort ol Mr.
Isaac van Deusen, Junior, and the daughter of Mr. Jacob Spoor, who
was born November 30th, 1744, and was joined in matrimony with said
Isaac October 7th, 1767, and died May 4th, 1794. in the 50th year of
I-, k: I. van Deusen, died May 16th, 1831, in the 64th year of his age.
[He was Isaac the Third, eldest son of Isaac the Second, and inher-
ited the Minor house and part of the Manor, and inserted his father's
Christian name after the death of the latter.]
1898.] Van Deusen Family Heads/one Inscriptions. a-i
Christina, wife of Isaac I. van Deusen, died September 2nd, 1830, in
the 6 5 tii year of her age.
[She was a daughter of Nicholas Spoor.]
In menu Irs. Jamima Spoor, wife of Mr. Michael Spoor, and
daughter of Mr. Abraham van Deusen, who died Septtmber 24th, 1S15,
in tin-' 1 7111 ) ■ 1 1 "I her age.
I Her father, Abraham the First, was the eldest son of Isaac the First,
and lived in one of the houses on van Deusen Manor. This van Deus n
branch is ex tint t, |
In memory of Mrs. Caty, wife of Mr. John van Deusen, who died
list the .|ih, i.d. [789, in the 461I1 year of her age.
[She was Catherine Hollenbeck, and her husband, John the First, was
the third son ol Isaac the First, and lived in the brick ho ■ u-
Isaac van Deusen, died November 7th, 1S54. aged 85 years.
[He was Isaac the Fourth, and the second son of John the First.]
I , wife of Isaac van Deusen, d 1 d .March 14th, 183 . iged 63 years.
[She was a dau van lluyck, ofl.ee. an I I mima van
Deusen, the eldest child, and only matured daughter of Isaai the Fust, j
Abraham von Deusen died May 12th, 1856, aged 83 years.
[He wa Abraham the Second and the se< 1 md si m of Isaac the Second.]
ih, wife of Abraham van Deusen, died December 3rd, 1S37, aged
I She was a daughter of Nicholas Spoor.]
Jacob van Deusen, died September 26th, 1S42, in the 73rd year of
I He was Jacob the Second, third son of Isaac the Second. ]
. wife of Jacob van Deusen, died January 12th, 1S53, aged 78
I She was a daughter of William Hollenbeck, of Athens, Greene
)', Ni \ York.]
usen, died December 28, 1S18, aged S.| years.
I II- was Coonrod the First, second on ol Isaac the First, and lived in
the brown-stoi onvan Deusen Manor.]
he!, wife of Coonrod van Deusen, died August 6, 1 S 2 5, aged 80
[She was a daughter of John Hollenbeck.]
In memorj of Mr. Jacob van Deusen, who departed this life May
I, A.D. l8l
b the First, fifth son i the First, and the father of
.■nth, who diil very much for the village of van Deus n,
winch was named in his honor, in the early part of the century, an 1
wh.-- son, 1I1 late Rev. Edwin Martin van Deusen, D.D., was a dis-
tinguished clergyman of the Episco] the Seventh later
inserted his mother's maiden name Land. |
a a Van Deusen Family Headstone Inscriptions. [January,
In memory nf Miss Ficha van Dusen, daughter of Mr. Jacob and
Mrs. Mary van Dusen, who died January 22nd, 181 2, aged 20 years.
In memory of Miss Rachel van Dusen, daughter of Mr. Jacob and
Mrs. Mary van Dusen, who died April 4th, 1S12, in the iSth year of her
[They were the only daughters of Jacob the First and Mary Hart, and
met their early deaths as the result of being thrown from their sleigh
into the snow as they were returning from a ball. They were buried in
white gowns, which they embroidered at their father's home, the Wil-
liams Mansion, now in the village of van Deusen, at the same time that
their cousin, Catherine van Deusen, only daughter of Isiac the Third,
embroidered the one which she wore when she married Isaac Wheeler.
One of the slaves mourned himself to death, owing to the deaths of
Jacob the First and his two daughters in about four months.]
Isaac van Deusen, died April 20, i860, aged 87 years.
[He was Isaac the Fifth, eldest son of Coonrod the First.]
Lucretia, wife of Isaac van Deusen, died April 12th, 1837.
She was a daughter of Oliver Ingersoll.]
acob H. van Deusen. born January 28, 1786, died May 23, 1856.
He was Jacob the Third, youngest son of Coonrod the First, and
later inserted his mother's maiden name, Hollenbeck.]
In memory of Mrs. Fiche Burget, wife of Lambert Burget, who
died August 31st, 1816, aged 53 years.
[She was the eldest daughter of Coonrod the First.]
In memory of Miss Gesie van Deusen, who died April 5th, 1818,
aged 39 years.
[She was the third daughter of Coonrod the First.]
Lana v. D. Sharts, born August 26, 1786, died April 10, 1S54.
[She was the youngest daughter of Coonrod the First, and the wife of
Joseph Sharts, M.D.]
This stone is erected in affectionate Remembrance of Allen van
Deusen, son of John C. and Rebecca van Deusen, who departed this
life November 2 1st, 1825, in the 20th year of his age.
In the midst of life we are in death.
Man cometh up like a Rower and is cut down.
[John C. van Deusen was John the Third, second son of Coonrod
the First, and later inserted his father's Christian name. His wife was a
Some of the early van Deusens were buried in these cemeteries with-
out headstones, and some were buried elsewhere. The numbers attached
to their names in life to distinguish them were not used on their head-
stones, as they changed their numbers thus: — Isaac the Third, on the
death of his grandfather, Isaac the First, became Isaac the Second, while
his father who had been Isaac the Second, became Isaac van Deusen,
and on the death of the latter he became Isaac I. van Deusen. II they
had always kept their original numbers it would have been less confusing.
The van Deusen slaves, whose graves are now obliterated, were buried
just south of the van Deusen Manor Cemetery, which was originally only
for the family, and which commands beautiful and extensive views.
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Col. John Gorham's " Wast Book.
COL. JOHN' GORHAM'S "WAST BOOK."
A F AC -SIMILE.
Wini Notes by Frank William Spi
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a^'^avytJ^^'ftvn^^ ///$ ^ned
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Col, John Gotham's "Wast Book.
J/us^Ajtrxs JyyKarn^, ■ < ji^*jJ~X^>? A^tc) a^/^>tfcAc ?**>* }J -
'<2^^-*^ 3^^~d& rfjZt~nf t 0wyt>-<u n - — ast^'fo^tL-? '
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Col. John Gorham' s " Wast Book.
"Capt. George" was the son of Shubal Gorham and Puella Hussey,
and grandson of Capt. John (iorham and his wife Desire Howland.
Mr. Henry S. Gorham, of Brooklyn, printed in the Barnstable Patriot
of March 8, 1S97, some extracts from Capt. George Gorham 's Log Book.
The following item from it shows that "('apt. George" had every oppor-
tunity to know the earliest records of the family.
" Tuesday Sept. 26, 1727.
"This 24 hours fair weather and wind S. W. still. We went down
to Yarmouth, and from thence to Barnstable, and had a good civil frolic
with several of our former acquaintance, and they treated us civilly and
we lodged at Job Gorhams."
The fac-simile of the " Register " of the family of " John Gorham and
Eliza Allen " is that of Col. John Gorham, of Louisburg fame. A full
list of the names of his fifteen children has not been previously printed.
The writer is indebted to Mr. John M. Gorham, of Cleveland, Ohio,
for the use of the original records (" Wast Book ").
RKAM HOI ' . BARNSTABI I
The above is the oldest of four houses now standing on the farm once
owned by Capt. John Gorham, who settled in Barnstable in 1652. It is
alluded to in the will of Lieut.-Col. John Gorham, dated 1716, thus : " I
give to Shubael the house in which he now lives, and the lands called
Stoney Cove lands." It is alluded to in the New England Historical and
Genealogical Register for January, 1896, and the Editor has had this
engraving made to accompany the fac-similes of the "Wast Book."
The Tablet and the Seal.
THE TABLET AND THE SEAL.
The members of the Society will be gratified to see the new additions
to our building, viz., the memorial tablet to Mrs. Elizabeth Underhill
Coles, and the bronze model of the official seal, both of which were
designed and executed by the Messrs. Lamb of New York.
The tablet, which measures two feet wide by three in length, is carved
in Irish graystone, a material which is growing in favor among sculptors
on account of its texture, which enables the chisel to cut much finer and
more delicate work upon its surface than is the case with other stones,
thus permitting the spirit of the artist to speak more clearly.
The seal, which will be seen on the front of the building by all
passers-by, is a fac-simile. two feet in diameter, in massive bronze, of
the seal of our charter. The illustrations we give of both pieces are from
photographic reproductions in half-tone.
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Proceedings of the i
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY.
Thr Society held its first regular meeting of the season on the evening
of Friday, October 8th. Col. Woolsey R. I Iopkins delivered an address
on "Admiral Esek Hopkins," in which he introduced extracts from the
MS3. of Rev. S. M. Hopkins, of Auburn, N. Y., giving a very interest-
ing account of the life and services of one of our country's early naval
heroes. At this meeting the memorial tablet to Mrs. Coles (an illustra-
tion of which is given on another page) was unveiled with appropriate
ceremonies, including an address by Gen. Egbert I.. Yiele.
On November 12th the Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler, of Brooklyn,
gave a delightful talk on "Personal Reminiscences of Wordsworth, Car-
lyle, and other Notabilities ." Dr. Cuyler visited Europe soon after his
graduation from Princeton in 1841, and while in England called on the
poet Wordsworth, whom he described as "dressed in an old blue coat,
check trousers and waistcoat, a big slouch hat, some careless rig about his
neck, and goggles on his eyes." He also met Dr. John Brown, the author
o Notes — Queries. [January,
of that most delightful book, ' ' Rab and his Friends " ; Sir George Harvey,
the artist ; Dickens, and Carlyle — all of whom he described with keen,
trenchant humor and abundant anecdote.
On the evening of December ioth, Dr. John R. Bailey read an inter-
esting paper on " Mackinac Island and its Associations." Mr. Hurry, in
a few well-chosen words, paid a graceful tribute to the memory of Henry
Thayer Drowne, one of the Trustees of the Society and its former Presi-
dent, whose death had occurred but a few hours before.
Gorham. — On page 197 of the October, 1 S97, number of The Record it is stated
that John Gorham married a sister of Capt. Edward Dimock. This is one of
those errors which we are all liable to make in copying records. It will be seen by
the fac-simile of the " Wast Book" that "John Gorham, maryd. Prudence Crocker,
"Job Gorham, maryd. Desire Dimock, sister to Capt. Ed. Dimock." These
records agree with "Otis Barnstable Families," page 424, "No. 29, John Gorham,"
and page 443, " No. 31, Job Gorham." frank william sprAGUE.
Van Deusen (Correction). — In the article on Isaac Van Deusen and Van Deu-
sen Manor in the October, 1897, Record, the date of his settlement in Housatonic
township is given as in May, 17S5. This is a typographical error. It should be
Seal of the Society. — In relation to the seal of our Society, which was designed
in 1869 by. Dr. Samuel Edward Stiles, and a bronze copy of which has recently been
placed on the front of our building, Dr. Henry Reed Stiles, our first President,
writes us as follows : "In regard to the seal, I may take it upon myself to say, in
my brother's place, as to its origin, that we both conferred together upon it, though
the merit of the final design rests entirely with him. The arms of the State of
New York occupying one-half of the shield was a matter of course, indicating the
field of the Society's operations. The three books in the other half, borrowed from
the seal (or coat of arms) of one of the colleges of Oxford, stand, in our minds, as
properly typifying the three books or lines of our Society's work, viz. : History, Gene-
alogy, and Biography. The motto, ' Et Patribus et Posteritati' (freely translated,
' Both for the honor of Ancestry and of Posterity '), was loaned by me to the Society,
it being a portion of my own literary trademark." A reproduction of the seal, as
shown in bronze on the front of the Society building, will be found on another page
of The Record.
Tablet to Mrs. Coles. — A stone tablet in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Underbill
Coles, by whose generous bequest of $20,000, added to the funds already in hand,
the Society was enabled to purchase the building it now occupies, has been placed
on the wall of the entrance hall, and was dedicated, with appropriate ceremonies, at a
recent meeting. A picture of this tablet will be found on another page of The Record.
Beekman-Livingston. — I am desirous of ascertaining the date and place of birth
of Elizabeth lieekman, daughter of James and Sarah (Lefferts) l'.eekman, who, April
9, 1796, married Henry Alexander Livingston, of Poughkeepsie.
frank willing leach, 254 South Twenty-third Street, Philadelphia.
De Witt. — John De Witt m., 2 Nov., 1729, Anna Van Hoorn; Johannis De Witt
m., 1738, Catharine Luyster ; John De Witt m., 24 Nov., 1744, Ann Harris ; Abra-
ham De Witt m., 4 Sept., 1755, Maria Sutphin.
Who were the parents of the above-named De Witts? E.
Ketcham, Hougiitaling, Goss, Wiif.f.i.er, and Scott. — Information is desired
about the following people: Daniel Ketcham, of Fredericktown Precinct, Dutchess
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Co., and Rensselaer Co., N. Y.. who married Mary Hall, daughter of John Hall, of
Beekman's Precinct, Dutche ' ■ Vlso ol Mai htaling, oft
Dutchess Counties, N. V., who married first a Robbins, and had a son Teunis;
sec. in. 1 .i Ryan, ol Ren . V Y., and had a daughter Caroline, born 1814;
and possibly a third husband, named Bennett, and removed West. She had a brother
Teunis who lived near Albany. Gors, or <;.u:
Nine Partners, Dm chess Co.. Hillsdale. Columbia Co., V \ ., and A 1 lord, Berkshire
Co., Mass. Hi- wife was Pruden 1 ion of Dutchess Co., ami he was with
Washington at Valley Forge. Also of Samuel Wheeler, of Plainfield, Windh;
and Middlebury, New Haven Co., Conn., who married Olive, daughter of Col. John
Hall. Their children were John Hall, Stephen, Lucy, Zipporah, Samuel
I.avina, Mary, and Isaac, born 1785. Also of Col. Matthew bia and
Dutchess Counties, N.N.
Baetjer, Herman. — A native of Bremen, Germany, and engaged in the im-
porting business in New York for the past forty lour years, died in this city, I
1897, aged 5- years. He was the son of the late Captain Herman Baetjer, who
belonged to an old and well-known Bremen family ; was the husband of Mrs. Cathe-
rine K. Baetjer, a resident member of this Society, and leaves two surviving
ami a brother in Bremen.
t'\ss. Charles W., President of the Cass Realty Co., of New York City, died
in Norway, AugUSl 11, 1897. He became a member of this Society, November 17,
1S93. He left a widow. Further information has been sought for, but not obtained.
DROWNS, HENRY THAYER, an early member, and from  i88s President, of
this Society, died at his residence. No. 147 West Thirty-sixth Street, this city.
December to, 1897. He was born at Woodstock, Conn., March 25, P22, and
derived descent from Leonard Drownc, wdto was an early emigrant to New England,
ami whose descendants have been mostly identified with the Colony and State ol
Rhode Island. Mr 1 irowne in [841 came to this city, where lie passed the remainder
of his life. The readers of the New Yor! 1GI1 \i AND BlOGRAPHU AL
Record will find a very full biography of Mr. Drownc in the volume for 1S86, pages
215-217, accompanied by an excellent likenc irth President of OUI Si
This carefully prepared article obviates the necessity of any more extended obituary
at this time. To what is therein staled we may, however, add that Mr. Drownc at
the time of his death was Assistant Treasurer of the 1 ieneral Society of the Cincinnati,
and as such held In custody the original article of incorporation of thai society, signed
by General Washington and all the Revolutionary generals ; that he was an active
member of the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution ; also of the Church
of the Transfiguration (" Little Church around the ( ornet ") for thirty-three years ;
and that as secretary, director, and president he served the old National I-'ire
Insurance of this city for forty-seven years.
It remains for us who survive him only to express our deep sense of the loss
which our Society has sustained in his death, and to quote (with a slight change of
tense) from the article above referred to the following well-deserved tribute to Mr
Drowne's life characteristics:
" It may be truly said of him thai he was never happier than when rendering to
others land frequently entire strangers) those little services which, however slight he
seemed to consider them, are of such inestimable value to the literary worki
\ 11 .1 again: " It may be said of Mr. Drowne that his delicate sense of courtesy —
springing from an inherited quality of refined tastes and genuine kindness of heart —
and his unselfish spirit of helpfulness contributed largely, though most unostenta-
tiously, to the welfare of every association — social, literary, and religious — with which
he was connected, and drew to him a wide circle of friends, whose sincere apprecia-
tion and respect reflected upon his daily life that atmosphere in which every thought-
ful scholar delights to dwell."
Drowns, Rev. [*homas Stafford, D.D., younger brother of Henry Thayer
Drowne (above mention 1 .1 cue month earlier than the latter, November 10,
iS<)7, at < olchester, t onn. He was bom at Frnit Hill, North Providence, R. I..
July 9, 1823 ; graduated at Brown University in 1S45 and at the General Theo-
logical Seminary, New York City, in 1846; was admitted to priest's orders, July 1,
1849, in 'he Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn Heights. On the first of Novem-
ber, 1848, he became assistant minister of that parish, which positon he held until
1S5S, when he was elected rector of St. Paul's Parish, Brooklyn, where he served for
seventeen years. In 1S78 he removed to Garden City, L. I., having been ap-
pointed Dean of the Divinity School on the Cathedral foundation and Minister in
Charge of the services there. Secretary of the Diocese of Long Island since its erec-
tion, he was in 1870 appointed Registrar ami Historiographer of the diocese. Dr.
Drowne was a man of great culture, a student especially of architecture, and associated
with the late Minard Lafever, architect, in the preparation of " The Architectural
Instructor." He was fond of the arts and of literature in all its branches, a lover and
collector of books and pictures. In 1S67 he published "A Commemorative Dis-
course on the Completion of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn," and an
address at the memorial service on occasion of unveiling the mural tablet erected, in
1871, to its founders. He was a keen historical student, as was testified by his mem-
bership in several State historical societies, as well as in this Society of ours.
Dr. Drowne married. (1) April 13. 1S52, Anne C. Beatty, who died April 19,
lS6o;(2) July 15, 1869, Georgiana Morgan. For the last few years he resided at
Flatbush, I.. I. He was buried at Portland, Conn., and a widow and one son,
Leonard B., survive him.
Edsall, Thomas Henry, formerly of the New York Bar, but more lately a
resident of Colorado, died at Colorado Springs in that State, October 26, 1897. Mr.
Edsall, a descendant of English and Dutch families prominent in the colonial affairs
of New York and New Jer-
sey, was born in the City of
Xew York, passed a portion
of his youth at Goshen, N.
V., was educated at acade-
mies in New \ 01 k and New
England, and graduated A.B.
from Brown University in
1861. Entering with ardor
into the war just then open-
ing between North and
South, he was commissioned
Adjutant of the 176th Regi-
ment New York Volun-
teers in 1S62 ; served with
his regiment in the Gulf and
on detached service at head-
quarters until the expiration
of his term of enlistment,
near the close of 1S62. He
then resumed the study of the
law (commenced prior to en-
tering the army) in the cilices
of ( ('Conor & Dunning, and
at Columbia College Law
School, and was finally ad-
mitted to the liar in the
spring of 1865. His earlier
years in the profession were
largely spent in making pre-
liminary researches, etc., for
Mr. O'Conor in his trials of
the validity of Madame Ju-
mel's will ; the indictment of
Jefferson Davis for high trea-
son • and as a junior member of the Bureau of Municipal Corrections, organized by
eminent jurists of the city, for the prosecution of the Tweed Ring. In 1S66 he
formed a partnership with Theo. M. I 'avis, under firm name of Davis & Ldsall ;
and upon the dissolution of the old firm of O'Conor & Dunning, he became a
member of the firm of Dunning, Edsall .V Hart (later Dunning, Edsall, Hart &
Thomas Henry Eds uj
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Fowler), in which he took an active part until impaired health caused his removal to
Colorado in [886. With the restoration of health in the mountains, lie resumed in
■ practice of law in the well-known law firm of Pattison, Edsall & II
of Denver and Colorado Springs, Col., at which latter place he resided, and was gen-
eral counsel for several large railway, mining, irrigation, and til
operating in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyomin Vfexico, and Texas, and was a
director in several of them.
During his earlier law career in New York City, Mr, Edsall became inten
in the early history of New York and New Jersey, to which he made several
buttons; was an active member of the New York Historical Society; member and
trustee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, foi which lie pre-
pared several genealogical papers of value. lit- one of the founders and
Vice-President of the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution ; a member
of the University Club ; of the Loyal Legion of the United States; of the Holland
Society of New York ; the leading clubs of Denverand Colorado Springs, and Presi-
dent of the Country Club at the latter place.
Mr. Edsall is survived by a widow (Marie I. Burroughs, ol New York t ity,
whom he married soon after Ins return from the army) and two sons, Burroughs I d
sail, engaged in miningat Cripple Creek, and Clarence Edsall, a broker at Colorado
By Hik mi < u kins, Jr.
Phinbhas Prati vnd Some of His Descendants, \ Monograph. Prepared
by Eleazer Franklin Pratt. Boston, [897. 3vo, cloth. Printed for private distribution.
This volume was prepared from the manuscript ol the father by the sons of
Eleazer Franklin Pratt and has been published in the somewhat incomplete form in
which he left it. It is replete with interest from cover to cover, beginning with a
delightful account of the adventures of Henry Pratt and ending with a verbatim
ti. inscription of the " Narrative of I'hinelias Pratt."
A. Histori "i tut rowH 01 1 \ 1 Hampton, N. Y. By Henry P. Hedges.
i . 1 Bg7. Svo, cloth.
A portion of this book lias been devoted to a compilation by the author of an
anniversary address delivered in i~p), and of the printed introductions to the four
published volumes of the Town Records. This takes, however, but a small pi
of the volume, the remainder being a history of the town by Mr. Hedges, written
after long years of patient labor. The feature which makes this work of special
interest to the genealogist is the appendix of extensive family records, which, when
we consider the author's regard for accuracy, are probably as near correct as they can
Upham and Amherst, N. 11. Memories. By Mrs. Mary Upham Kelley and
Warren Upham. Privately printed pamphlet.
This little sketch contains one line of descent from Phineas Upham, a lieutenant
who was killed in King Philip's War, and ends with a sketch of " Good Old Am-
herst," with selections fiom the writings of Mrs. Mary Upham Kelley. Copies of
this pamphlet may be had on application to Mr. Warren Upham. St. Paul, Minn.
Lewis Walki r of Chester Valley ami his 1 >i sci ndants. 16S6- 1 B96. By
Priscilla Walker Streets. 1'hila., 1896. Svo, cloth.
A very complete and interesting history of this family, who. as " Berry says,''
derive their name from the King's Foresters or Walkers. The author handles the
subject with a posittveness born of conviction, and for the benefit of skeptical leaders
supports her assertions with copious quotations and footnotes from authorities. The
whole is well indexed and encased in a neat binding. Copies may be obtained of the
author at $5.00 each.
Born, Married, and Died in Sharon, Conn., from i 7 j 1 to 1879. '■>' Law-
rence Van Alstyne, Sharon. Conn., 1897. Svo, cloth.
I lore is such a book as genealogists would be delighted to see published by every
town in old New England. It is a compilation of the facts its title indicates from
ancient land and church records. These the author has arranged alphabetically,
without comment, thus giving a veritable copy of the records of that town. If for
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no other reason than to preserve its records from the abstractiveness of too frequent
handling and the iconoclastic tendencies of nineteenth-century vandals, every town
in the cradle of America ought to appropriate sums sufficient to publish such a book.
We will live in the hope that genealogical interest and research may yet compel it.
The King Genealogy, and its Branches, Moultons, Sedgwicks, and
Shaws. By Harvey B. King, Hartford, Conn., 1S97. Svo, cloth.
A very complete record of the descendants of William King of Monson, Mass.,
with an index of over fifteen hundred names, which is indeed a large number for a
small volume. It contains fifteen plates, a map, and a genealogical chart, as well as
an appendix giving short records of other Kings.
Records of the Towns of North and South Hempstead, L. I. By Ben-
jamin D. Hicks, Jamaica, L. I., 1S96. Svo, cloth.
These records, printed by order of the town, will be received gladly by those
particularly interested in that part of the world, and come as but a sign of man's
increasing consciouness of the fact that even original l.ong Island records cannot
withstand the ravages of time. This book has the usual copies of town meetings and
land grants, together with copious indexes — general, personal — of places, Indians,
courts, Town Clerks, deeds, etc. Mr. Hicks, in his introduction, gives a resume of
these towns' histories, and informs us that the volume of the records containing those
of the first ten years is now lost, though in existence twenty years ago. If the culprit
is ever caught, we hope the trial will be before a court of antiquarians.
The Bockee Family (Boucquet), 1641-1897. By Martha Bockee Flint.
Poughkeepsie, lSg7. Svo, cloth.
It seems strange to think of a Huguenot family, having fled the wrath of Cath-
erine of France, burying all its French traits in the Netherlands and emerging thence
a Dutch family of Nieuw Amsterdam. Yet such the author tells us in this work the
Boucquet family did, to such an extent that Dutch was the language of family inter-
course. From New Amsterdam the family settled at New Utrecht, in the Walloon
district on Long Island, and one of the sons in the second generation removed with
his family to East Jersey and settled in Bergen. The author pretends to no com-
pleteness in this volume, but puts it forth merely as a starter for future workers. Sev-
eral other Dutch families, are included by intermarriage, and it is with pleasure that
we read this interesting addition to our scanty information on the subject.
Births, Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in Coventry, Conn., 1711-1S44.
By Susan Whitney Dimock. New York, 1897, Svo, cloth.
Like Sharon, Coventry has risen to the occasion through the personal labors of
Miss Dimock and has given to us a splendid and much-needed volume. In this the
arrangement is alphabetical according to families, and is grouped in four parts suc-
cessive with the title. The facts have been obtained by the compiler from no less
authentic sources than church and town records and then published for private dis-
History of the Old Tennent Church, with Biographical Sketches of
its Pastors. By Rev. Frank R. Symmes. Freehold, N. J., 1S97. Svo, cloth.
An old friend in anew garment. The Rev. Mr. Symmes has told in story fashion
the history of this little church in Monmouth County, N. J., using much that is old
and some that is new. It is full of interest from cover to cover. The author pictures
the days when grim Scotch Covenanters worshipped within its walls ; when a stray
bullet from the battle of Monmouth found a victim in one of its pews, and closes with
an account of his own administration. An appendix gives a list of the pastors, elders,
deacons, and trustees, together with one line of Walter Ker's descendants and the
early records of baptisms and burials. Copies of this book may be had from Rev.
Frank K. Symmes, Tennent, N. J., at $1.00 each, or $1.15 by mail.
Atwood Genealogy. By Edward S. Atwood. Typewritten. Cloth, Si x
ioj, pp. 37.
This work was compiled to clear up one line of descent ; incidentally it throws
some light on the early generations. The information was obtained by the writer
from town and family records. After introductory remarks about Atwoods generally,
the family of Stephen, born in England about 1620, is followed, and some of his
descendants are given to the eighth generation. Stephen Atwood was of Cape Cod,
and this book, though not within the reach of the masses, will be valued by those
who have access to it, while many more will be glad to know this matter has been
collected for preservation.
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Dimock, Susan Whitney. — Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths in Coventry,
jr, Ethan A. —The Doty-Dotere Genealogy.
Eliot, Dr. Ellsworth. — Memoir of Sarah L. Huntington Smith; History of
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Chamberlain, Willis B. — One Branch of the Descendants of Thomas Chamber-
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Drummond, Josiah H. — The Rogers Family of Georgetown ; Richard Williams
and the Cromwell Family.
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Fund Commission, '97 ; Eliot Memorial, 1646-1S96.
Evans, Henry. — Pedigree of Mabel Harlakenden.
Evans, Thomas G. — Lehigh University, Founder's Day Exercises, 1880.
Fairfield County Historical Society. — Report, 1S96-97.
Green, Andrew H. — General Timothy Ruggles.
< .teen, Samuel A. — Diary Kept by Lieutenant Dudley Bradstreet.
Greene, Richard H. — Old Plymouth Days and Ways; American Monthly Maga-
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of Yale, 1S97.
Griffith, Win. H. — Statue of Colonel Thomas Knowlton, Unveiling Ceremonies.
Hasell, B. D. — Genealogical Chart of the Issue of Cruger Walton.
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Maine Genealogical Society. — Thirteenth Annual Report.
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City ; Cabot and the Transmission of English Power in North America.
Parker, James. — The Parker and Kearney Families of New Jersey.
Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution. — Register and Report, 1897.
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Streets, Thos. H. — The Story of Penelope Stout.
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