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Full text of "The Shark River district, Monmouth County, New Jersey : and genealogies of Chambers, Corlies, Drummond, Morris, Potter, Shafto, Webley and White"

THE 

Shark River District 

MONMOUTH COUNTY 
NEW JERSEY 
AND 

GENEALOOIES 

OF 

CHAMBERS 

CORLIES 

DRUMMOND 

MORRIS 

POTTER 

SHAFTO 

AVEBI.EY 

AND 

-WHITE 

BY 
GEORGE CASTOR M:ARTIN 

Member of 

Sons of the Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution 

Pennsylvania German Society 

National Genealogical Society, California Genealogical Society 

DIRECTOR 

Frankford Historical Society 

Deputy Vice Commander 

Order of Washington, State of New Jersey 

191-4 

Martin & allardyce 

AsBUHY Park. N. J, 



Dedicated 

to 

My Brother 

Richard Allen Martin 



Albert E. Sutphen. F'rinter 
Asbury Park. N. J. 



/^7s 

CONTENTS. 

Page 

Discovery of the Land I 

Purchase of the Land 2 

Revolutionary Days 3 

Names of Places and Streams 8 

Indians 13 

Hamilton 14 

Webley Family 18 

Shafto Family 21 

White Family 29 

Corlies Family 51 

Potter Family 61 

Potter's Cave 62 

Chambers Family 66 

Morris Family 69 

Drummond Family 77 

The Indian Maiden 81 

Index 83 

Corrections and Notes 



The Discovery of the Land. 

"This is a very good land to fall in with and 
a pleasant land to see. " — From the log of the 
"Half Moon." 

Sir Henry Hudson, in the "Half Moon," in the 
latter part of August, 1 609, left Delaware bay, and 
on Sept. 2 passed Barnegat inlet, then unnamed, 
and anchored for the night along the Jersey coast, 
probably off the site of the present Asbury Park. 

"At 5 o'clock w^e anchored, being light wind, 
and rode in eight fathoms of water, the night was 
fair. This night I found the land to have the com- 
pass eight degrees. Far to the northward we saw 
high hills; for the day before we found not above 
two degrees of variation." — Log of the Half Moon," 
dated Sept. 2, 1609. 

The high hills referred to were probably the High- 
lands, or they might have been the sand hills behind 
Asbury Park. The "Half Moon" arrived off the 
Narrows the next day at 3 o'clock. There is no 
doubt but that the anchorage referred to was be- 
tween Asbury Park and Long Branch, and it is more 
than likely that it was at or near the former place, 
for, the Highlands would not be so "far to the north- 
ward" from Long Branch, and they may be plainly 
seen from the deck of a vessel off the beach at As- 
bury. 



The Purchase of the Land. 

Three Indian deeds cover the section of New 
Jersey embraced by old Monmouth county. They 
were dated in January and April, 1665-6, and were 
duly acknowledged before Governor Nichols of 
New York. On April 7, 1665-6, the governor 
signed the Monmouth patent. 

A most curious sight the acknowledgment of 
these deeds must have been. Sixteen Indians, 1 3 
white men, the governor and his executives. The 
Indians in their primitive dress, the whites in the dull 
garb of Quakers, Puritans and Long Island Dutch, 
the governor and his men in the uniforms of their 
rank. 

The Indians who deeded the land were: Popo- 
mora or Popomera and his brother Mischacoing, 
Manavendo, Emerdesolsee, Checawsen, Shenhemun, 
Cramanscum, Winegermeen, Mecca, Taplawappam- 
mund, Mattamaluckanick, Zawpochammund, Kack- 
enham, Cattanoh, Norchon and Qurrmeck. 

The white men who purchased the land were: 
James Hubbard, John Bowne, John Tilton, jr., 
Richard Stout, William Goulding, Samuel Spicer, 
Richard Gibbons, James Grover, Walter Clarke, 
William Reape, Nathaniel Silvester, Obadiah 
Holmes and Nicholas Davis, all, with the exception 
of the first mentioned, in the Monmouth Patent as 
the first proprietors. 

Monmouth County was named and established 
March 7. 1682-3. 



Revolutionary Days Around Shark River. 

Shrewsbury, in which township the Shark River 
section lay during the struggle for independence, 
harbored many who preferred the British yoke to 
freedom. 

Britten, Briton or Britton White, Josiah White, 
Ebenezer and Peter Wardell, Samuel, John and 
Morford Taylor, Peter Van Note, James Mount, 
Clayton Tilton, James Curies (Corlies), John and 
Robert Morris, Robert Stout, John Williams, and 
his son John, Christopher and Oliver Tallman, John 
Warde, Michael, William and James Price, James 
Pintard, Samuel Cook, James Boggs, Asael Chand- 
ler, John Hankinson, Timothy Scoby, William Law- 
rence, Tobias Kiker, Richard Lippincott, Benjamin 
Woolley, Nathaniel Parker, John Hampton, and 
Jacob Emmons, were all "fugitives and offenders," 
tories who assisted the British against their own rela- 
tives and countrymen. The lands of the above 
mentioned were confiscated and sold at Tinton 
Falls, March 29, I 779, and on May 3, of the same 
year, notice was given for all who had claims on any 
of the estates sold to bring their accounts before the 
Court of Common Pleas at Freehold before the 
twentieth of the month that they might be settled. 

Some of the tories regained their lands and their 
descendants are still among us, but many escaped 
to New York and went to England and Canada. 
Britton White, Josiah White, John Morris, Robert 
Morris, James Corlies and Benjamin Woolley all 

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have descendants now living between Deal and the 
Manasquan. 

During the Revolution, the Continental govern- 
ment established many salt works along the New 
Jersey coast. One was located on the south bank 
of Squan Inlet, one on the south bank of Shark 
River Inlet, another on the south bank of Shark 
River about w^here the bridge now enters Belmar. 

Salt was necessary for the use of the Continental 
army, and the rebel salt works were made the object 
of special attention by the British army. In April, 
1 778, on Sunday, the fifth, to be exact, a large party 
of British, mostly "Greens" and Highlanders, land- 
ed on the south side of Squan Inlet and destroyed 
the salt works, broke the massive iron kettles used 
to boil the sea water, and burned all the houses 
within easy reach. They recognized none among 
the inhabitants as friends, and greatly to the rejoic- 
ing of the rebels, it was the Tories that suffered the 
greatest loss. The troops later crossed the inlet 
and burned every house to the northward with the 
exception of that owned by Derric Longstreet, a 
Tory. 

The next day, April 6, 1 778, the same party 
landed on the south side of Shark River Inlet and 
destroyed both salt works there. The troops were 
reported to have been 1 35 in number, and while 
at work on the second building were surprised by a 
body of 1 5 mounted militia men, who routed them 
so badly that in reembarking the British sank two of 
their flat-bottomed boats. 

About the time of the destruction of the salt 
works on Shark River, a farmer, one John Davis, 



lived on its banks. He owned a highly prized bay 
mare, which was stolen on Aug. 3, 1778, presum- 
ably by the Pine Robbers. 

Duck Creek, now a muddy, silt-filled brook, 
then open to the sea with an ebbing and flowing tide, 
and water enough to float a schooner of large size, 
played its part in the exciting events of the times. 
Supplies were carried from the farms surrounding 
and shipped aboard schooners and sloops for Phila- 
delphia and New York. 

The Diamond, a British ship, on or about April 
I, 1778, sighted the masts of a schooner lying in 
Duck Creek. She sailed to the inlet, landed troops, 
and after a brisk skirmish, landed the prize with 20 
prisoners, among whom were two famous New Jer- 
sey pilots, Henry Tudor and James Bruce. The 
prize was taken to New York and sold. 

News reached New York, July 28, 1777, of a 
brig which had been captured south of Deal and had 
been beached at that place. The rebels were re- 
ported to be busily engaged in removing her cargo 
inland and in stripping the hull. This brig was a 
prize of the British frigates Milford and Thames. 
She was first taken on her voyage from Oporto to 
Petersburgh by a rebel privateer and was sent to 
Boston, but was retaken by the Milford and Thames 
frigates. 

With a prize-master aboard she was ordered to 
New York, but, to secure fresh water, or for some 
other reason unknown, the officer in charge saw fit 
to call on the coast at the foot of Deal Lake, or Long 
Pond, as it w^as then called, then a safe and good 
harbor, where she was promptly captured by the 



New Jersey militia, and her cargo of "oyl, lemons, 
wine and Brasil (Brazil) sugar" was immediately 
carried up country by the Jerseymen, the ship dis- 
mantled, and the hull left to go to pieces on the 
beach. 

Long Branch was the scene of another looting. 
The brigantine Mary and Anne, commanded by 
Captain Jacobs, was captured in June or July, 1777, 
by Captain James Morgan and his company of mil- 
itia, to the southward of Long Branch, to which 
place she was taken and dismantled on the beach. 
Her contents were sold Aug. 5, I 77 7, at the court 
house, Freehold, and doubtless the farmers lived 
w^ell for some time after the sale, as the cargo con- 
sisted of "fine white sugar in boxes and casks, sweet 
oil in barrels, lemons in boxes, ground sumac in 
sacks, figs in baskets, corks cut and uncut, casks of 
almonds, lees of wine for clothiers" etc. Anchors, 
sails, rigging and the hull (that at that time lay on 
the beach at Long Branch) were also sold at Free- 
hold. 

Deal Lake saw its days of excitement, and, 
could it repeat its own history, would fill many 
pages. "Uncle Billy White," who died recently, a 
fine old man of New Jersey colonial stock, often re- 
peated tales told by his grandfather. No dates 
were mentioned, but they probably come within the 
scope of this article. 

All travel from Long Branch to Manasquan was 
made over a trail or road which touched both sides 
of Deal Lake about where the Park Avenue bridge 
now stands. Travelers either swam their horses 
over the lake, then wider with a deep flowing chan- 



nel, or were ferried across in a small boat, leading 
the horses from the stern. The spot was favored 
by a band of highwaymen, who usually waited for 
part of the party to cross, then held up the remaind- 
er in full sight of those who had passed over, reliev- 
ed them of their valuables and disappeared. After 
many fruitless attempts to capture them, they were 
surrounded w^hile in the act of robbery by tw^o part- 
ies of British horsemen who drove them into the 
channel where all were shot or drowned. 

A privateer sloop was built on the south branch 
of Deal Lake, but before her masts were raised in- 
formation was sent to the British who came in force 
to demolish it. The owners received notice of the 
approach of the enemy and after boring holes in her 
bottom and weighting her with sacks of gravel, sank 
her in the channel. The British, finding only the 
remains of the building, believed that she had been 
finished and taken to sea, so departed. The sloop 
was later raised and manned by patriots, pursued 
a glorious career among the supply boats of the Brit- 
ish. 

The dress of the Jerseymen of Revolutionary 
times must have been rather curious. The follow- 
ing items are found mentioned in contemporary 
newspapers: 

White sw^anskin breeches, coats and vests. 
Everlasting breeches were common, and if the se- 
cret of making such an article remained with us, it 
would prove a great saving. Superfine coats, dress- 
es, etc., are mentioned so often that it would almost 
lead one to believe "superfine" a kind of cloth. 
Tow^ shirts, trousers and coats were frequently worn, 



and one man was described as being clad in tow 
shirt and trousers with silk stockings. Red hair- 
plush jacket, green calimancoe trousers, red silk 
stockings, a cocked hat with a gold button and loop 
were worn in combination. An escaped prisoner 
"wears his own hair," so w^igs w^ere commonly used. 

Thomas and John , who will be nameless, 

were men addicted to drink, who had the very bad 
habit of enlisting in a militia company, receiving the 
bounty, deserting a few hours later and then reen- 
listing in another company, again receiving the 
bounty. One wore an old regimental coat faced 
with red, leather breeches and a wilton jacket 
(vest? ). The other wore a cocked beaver hat with 
a gold button and carried a sv/ord or hanger. White 
slavery was still in existence in I 776, for a slave that 
ran away in that year was described as "knock- 
kneed, wore blue cloth jacket without sleeves, old 
buckskin breeches, broken before, thread stockings, 
a beaver hat scolloped and cocked up, v/ith an iron 
collar around his neck." 

Ancient Names of Places and Streams in and Near 
the Shark River District. 

Shark River was the name given by the colonists 
to the stream called by the Indians Nolletquesset. 
The aboriginal appellation is mentioned in the deed, 
July 25, 1689, from Houghame, Wayweenotan and 
Auspeakan to Nicholas Broun, of Shrewsbury, for 
land westward of Pequodlenoyock Hill, between 
the Pine Bridge and Shark River. Pequodlenoyock 
Hill is the eminence on County Neck between the 
two arms of the stream. Shrewsbury, at that time 

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included the greater part of the present Monmouth 
County and the greater part of the present Ocean 
County, and as Nicholas Broun was styled "of 
Shroesbery" as early as 1675, it is possible that he 
occupied land on Shark River previous to the date 
of the Indian deed. 

Thomas Webley, Jan. 10, 1698-9. in his will, 
described his land as "at the head of Shark River or 
Squancum." Thomas Chambers, Nov. 26, 172 7, 
mentioned his "home farm on Shark River." Nich- 
olas Havens, Sept. 2, 1 723, styled himself "of Shark 
River," and mentioned Jonathan Allen of the same 
place. 

The main branch of the stream was called Shark 
River and Shark River Brook. Before I 700, the 
first was the only name applied to it, and it is possi- 
ble that at that time there was sufficient volume of 
water to warrant the title of river, as the undisturb- 
ed banks five miles from the sea indicate that a deep 
stream not less than one hundred yards in breadth 
once made its way to the sea through the channel of 
the present small stream, into the larger body of the 
present river. 

A brook flows into Shark River Brook about a 
mile from the head of the main body of the river, 
through the farm of Dr. Peter Davison. This is 
called Sarah Green Brook, and if the tradition rela- 
tive to the origin of its name is true. Shark River 
Brook was a much larger stream as late as the close 
of the Eighteenth Century. About 1 790, one Sarah 
Green, travelling the old post road, between Trap, 
Shark River Village or Hamilton and the present 
village of Glendola, once Hopeville, while fording 



the brook on horseback was drawn under the water 
by quicksands and both horse and rider were drown- 
ed. The stream has since that date taken the name 
of its victim. 

Jumping Brook feeds Shark River, crossing 
Corlies Avenue at the the water works. 

The first body of water north of Shark River 
was designated "Duk Creek" before 1 700, and is 
now known as Duck Creek and Sylvan Lake, the 
latter appelation seldom being used. 

North of Duck Creek is Fletcher Lake, mention- 
ed in a deed, 1 700, as Goose Pond, by which name 
it is still known to many. 

Wesley Lake was called Long Pond before 
1 700, and is depicted on the map of the United 
States Geological Survey as Camp Meeting Lake. 

Sunset Lake, next toward the north was desig- 
nated "Litle (Little) Pond" in 1 700. 

Deal Lake was originally described in 1687 as 
a "great pone," and was called later Qreat Pond. 
This stream has borne many names, among them, 
Corlies' Pond, White's Great Pond and White 
Creek, the latter given on Giberson's "Map of New 
Jersey," 1812. The Indian deed for Wanamassa 
stated that the lake was "called by the Indians 
Ulikaquecks." This name was derived from the 
Lenape words wulaku and papeek, meaning Even- 
ing Pond. Tradition gives another Indian name, 
Wickapecko, either a corruption of Ulikaquecks, or 
derived from wikiat and papeek, meaning Pond of 
Abundance or Pond of Plenty. 

The branches of Deal Lake have been named. 

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The north branch was Hogswamp Creek as early as 
1 692, later Marl Creek, so called from the abund- 
ance of marl showing in its banks; the branch be- 
tween Interlaken and West Allenhurst (late Edge- 
mere) was Ironwell Creek, so called from the oily 
ooze on the surface supposed to seep up through its 
bottom from oil springs below; the south branch 
New Bridge Creek; the branch between Wana- 
massa and Interlaken was Romaine's Creek. These 
names are no longer used. 

Wanamassa was named for Wanamasoa, one of 
the sachems or chiefs who deeded that tract to Gav- 
in Drummond in 1 687. 

Hockhockson, the name of a swamp bordering 
on the Shark River district, is a corruption of hocke- 
hocken (Indian Interpreter, written 1684) or haki- 
hakan (Zeisberger), pronounced hawk-ee-hawk- 
ann, meaning a field, clearing or plantation. 

Wreck Pond, written Rackpond in 1715 and 
Wrack Pond in earlier and later records, lies north 
of the Manasquan. 

Manasquan, Manisquan or Manasquam is men- 
tioned in various old records, among them a deed 
dated 1685-6. The name is said to mean "an is- 
land with an enclosure for squaws." Menatey, pro- 
nounced may-naw-tay, was the Lenni Lenape word 
for island. Squaw is given in the Indian Interpreter 
as wife. Menateysquaw, pronounced may-naw-tay- 
squaw, would then mean Squaw Island. Hanne, 
usually han, was the word for stream. Menatey- 
squawhan, pronounced may-naw-tay-squa-han, then, 
would then mean — Stream of the Island of Squaws, 
referring to the stream in which there was an island 

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relegated to the use of the women. 

The settlers called the land around the Mana- 
squan by the name of river and neglected the vari- 
ous cognomens of tracts already named. The deed 
for the land near the site of the present town of 
Manasquan reads — "a tract of land called by the 
Indians Menachipanis," and "on a run going into 
the Manasquan." This run or stream was called 
Matuekackson. Meteu or Ma3rtayou meant a tur- 
key cock. The word is derived from meteohet, 
meaning — to drum on a hollow body. The turkey 
cock makes a drumming sound with its wings, hence 
meteu. Kaak was the word for wild goose. Onk, 
unk, ong, cong, conk, cunk, ung and sunk were loca- 
tive suffixes. Matuekackson may therefore be 
translated — Place of Turkeys and Wild Geese, or 
Place of the Drumming Wild Goose. 

Squankum Brook flows into the Manasquan. 
The common ancient spellings were Squancum and 
Squamcunk. The name might be translated — 
Place of Squaws, but it is more probable that it is 
derived from esquande — place of entrance or 
threshold, Esquandecunk — Place of Entrance, re- 
ferring to the land around the spot where the brook 
empties into the river. This seems probable when 
taking into consideration the fact that the stream, 
where it flows near Freehold, was known in 1 696 as 
Passequenecqua or Passe-qua-nork-qua, and the 
tract around it south of Freehold by the same name. 
It appears from old records that the land from the 
Manasquan north to Shark River was called by both 
titles, Squankum and Shark River. Going back to 
Shark River. the pond at the end of the south 

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branch, now Tucker's Cove, was called in early 
deeds. Shark River Pond. Hogpond Neck was a 
point in the same vicinity. 

Indians of the Shark River District. 

The Indians inhabiting and claiming ownership 
of the land from the Raritan to Barnegat were call- 
ed the Newesinghs, Na-ussins, Newasons, Never- 
sinks or Navesinks. They were of the Unami, 
Wanami or Wonamey clan, of the Lenni Lenape or 
Delaware tribe, of the Algonquin or Algonkin race. 
The Unamis were called the "Turtle clan" from 
heraldic device, a tortoise, called by them tulpe. 
Unami means — People down the River. Lenni 
Lenape means — First or Original People. 

William Nelson, Esq., of Paterson, has written 
an excellent history of the New Jersey Indians, and 
much matter of interest concerning them is contain- 
ed in Bulletin 9, Archaelogical Survey, published 
under the direction of Henry B. Kummel, Esq., of 
Trenton, State Geologist. 

The only permanent village site in the Shark 
River District, so far as is known today, was on the 
Hurley farm on Shark River. This was the home 
of Indian Will, who died about 1 800, though men- 
tioned in Mr. Salter's "Monmouth and Ocean Coun- 
ties," as belonging to a century previous. Tempo- 
rary village and camp sites were located in North 
Asbury Park; Loch Arbour, south of the power 
house; Whitesville, on the Brook's property; Wana- 
massa, where the Y. M. C. A. auditorium stood; 
Belmar, along the river; near Poplar; and several 
places on the Manasquan. 

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Hamilton, Shark River Village or Trap. 

Hamilton, before 1 800, was the one group of 
houses in the section known as Shark River. The 
community was then called by two names. Shark 
River Village and Trap. The first is applied to it 
on Giberson's "Map of New Jersey," printed in 
1812. A tradition exists concerning the origin of 
the second name. 

There was an old tavern in the village with a 
host named West. The wife of West, Betty by 
name, either with malicious intent or with an eye to- 
ward the improvement of business, induced a hither- 
to sober gentleman of the community to imbibe 
more "apple juice" than was his usual portion, the 
result being a three day debauch. When fully re- 
covered, the victim stated it was the first time that 
he had been caught in the trap, and that it would be 
the last time. The name Trap was thenceforth ap- 
plied to the tavern and to the village as well. 

The old cemetery is the one item of interest in 
the village today. Here lie the bodies of members 
of the families of Shafto, White, Youmans, Tilton, 
Howland, Ely, Garrabrant, Woolley, Bennett and 
others of the early settlers. Tradition has it that 
Martha Jane Morris, grandchild of Jonathan You- 
mans, builder of the original church, was the first 
to be interred in the cemetery. Martha Jane died 
in 1836. The building of the church was begun in 
1833, and was finished in 1835. In the cemetery 
is a stone bearing the following inscription: — 

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JEREMIAH BENNETT 

DIED 1813 

AGED 61 YEARS 

MARY 

HIS WIFE 

DIED 1830 

AGED 74 YEARS 

It is possible that Martha Jane Morris* body was 
the first interred after the erection of the building, 
or that the bodies and stone were moved from an- 
other site, but it is also possible that a private place 
of burial existed on the spot before the conception 
of the church. 

According to the church records, which are in- 
scribed "The Shark River Church," previous to 
1833 religious services were held at the homes of 
church members. Finding this inconvenient, Jona- 
than Youmans conceived the idea of a building in 
which to worship. Taking the burden upon himself, 
Jonathan, with timber donated by John Ely and an 
acre of land purchased from Asher Howland and 
Garret White, cut the timber, sawed and carted the 
lumber, and built with his own hands the edifice 
known for many years as Youmans' Chapel and 
Shark River Church. The original building stood 
from 1833 to 1889 on the site of the present ceme- 
tery, across Corlies Avenue from, and facing the site 
of the present building. 

The first board of trustees was elected in 1833. 
Its members were Jonathan Youmans, Henry You- 
mans, John Shafto, Jeremiah B. Morris, Joseph 
Newman, Curtis White, and Abraham Garrabrant, 

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the latter the only member still living in 1883. 

A history of Hamilton which was published in a 
newspaper some years ago stated that the land was 
donated by Asher Howland and Garret White. 
The church records to the contrary, however, as 
they mention the purchase, the deed being dated 
February, 1833. 

On January 4, 1851, John P. L. Tilton and 
Jacob Garrabrants sold to the church, for fifty dol- 
lars, one more acre, and on May 9, I 864, four more 
acres, at a cost of nine hundred dollars were added, 
the tract to be used to enlarge the cemetery and as a 
site for a parsonage. In I 882 the church received 
from Cook Howland, consideration nine hundred 
and seventy one dollars, a quit claim deed "for 
lands purchased at various times, over four acres." 

The new church w^as dedicated Wednesday, 
November 9, I 890, the old building being sold that 
year for one hundred dollars. The cost of the new 
structure was five thousand, three hundred dollars; 
the parsonage one thousand, two hundred dollars. 
At that time eight hundred dollars worth of burial 
plots remained unsold, and the pastor reckoned the 
church property worth seven thousand, three hun- 
dred dollars. 

The first volume of the records being missing, 
no complete list of the various parsons is obtainable. 
The two most prominent were Corbet alias "The 
Pine Boy," whose first circuit included the Shark 
River Church, and Samuel H. Morrell, who is inter- 
red in the church cemetery. 

John Ely, who was born in 1773 and died in 
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1 840, built and ran a grist mill on Shark River 
Brook, south of Hamilton. 

John Fields built and managed a mill on Jump- 
ing Brook east of Hamilton, where the water works 
now stand. This was a grist mill, but a saw was 
added and many of the older houses of Hamilton 
were constructed with lumber sawed there. After 
John Fields, Charles King conducted the mill, and 
after him Allen Cook, then Peter Reynolds, and last 
Bowman Kisner. It was the Fields mill which in- 
duced Peter Reynolds to move to Hamilton with 
his family. He purchased a farm on Corlies Ave- 
nue, part of which was recently (1912) purchased 
by Nellie C. Allardyce. 



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The Webley Family. 

1 . Thomas Webley, owning an estate in Wales 
which he had inherited from his father, and having 
at that time an estate coming to him from his uncle, 
Edward Webley in Wales, made his will Jan. 1 0, 
1698-9, dying between then and March 29, 1703, 
when that document was probated. He owned 
land which he described as being "at the head of 
Shark River or Squancum," where he lived. In the 
confirmatory deed for this tract, it is described as 
being "in right of Stephen and Awdry West," and 
consisted of 120 acres "on the north branch of the 
Manasquan River" next to Stephen West's tract. It 
is probable that this land lay not far from the pres- 
ent Glendola, to the south-west of the site of that 
village. He owned also an interest in lands at 
Barnegat Beach, and an "Indian wright (right) at 
Croswicksum (Crosswicks) which, in his will, he de- 
sired his kinsman, Lewis Morris, to dispose of for 
his heirs. Nicholas Broun and William West, both 
living on the banks of Shark River made the invent- 
ory of his personal estate which they valued at Forty 
Pounds Sterling. This sum included the value of a 
negro boy, a slave. William Woolley and John Til- 
ton, both of the section called Shark River, witness- 
ed his w^ill. 

Thomas Webley, Aug. 7, 1683, witnessed the 
signing of the will of John Fenwick, Proprietor of 
New Jersey, at Fenwick's Colony, where Thomas 
was probably residing at that time. On Dec. 1 , 

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1 685, he witnessed the will of James Grover of Mid- 
dletown, and on May 7, 1687, he was named exec- 
utor of the estate of Samuel Woolcott or Wolcott of 
Shrewsbury; and, Thomas' wife, Andrey or An- 
dria, witnessed the siguature of the will which nam- 
ed him, so by that year, 1687, he had settled in 
Shrewsbury. Letters of Administration were grant- 
ed to him and his co-executor, Judah Allen, Dec. 1 , 
1687. 

On May 2, 1687, Stephen West of West, aHas 
Mackatoy Island, New England, farmer, gave power 
of attorney to his brother William West of Shrews- 
bury, carpenter, for the collection of debts due him 
in New Jersey. This commission was transferred 
by William West to "my loving and trusty brother 
Thomas Webley," July 10, 1688. 

Thomas was described "gentleman" in a deed 
for land at Quiahocking, a tract on the Maurice 
River, Oct. 25, 1701. 

By his wife, Andria, w^ho w^as interred in Christ's 
churchyard, Shrewsbury, Mar. 6, 1 749, Thomas had 
issue. 

2 Catherine, who is not mentioned with her 
brother and sisters in the will of Priscilla Hearce, 
Jan. 11, 1720-21, evidently having died previous 
to the writing of that document. 

3 Mary, mentioned in the Hance will. 

4 Ann, Andria or Andrey. "Ann" in her 
father's will and "Andria" in that of Priscilla 
Hearce. Ann was baptized May 24, 1747, then 
eighteen years and six months of age. She died, 
unmarried, in 1 789, aged 61 years. She was prob- 
ably the last child of her father. 

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5 John, of whom presently. 

5 John Webley, son of Thomas, was mention- 
ed in the will of Priscilla Hearce, as was his wife, 

Elizabeth . John signed the inventory of 

the effect of Thomas Hearce (Harst, Hearst, 
Hearse), husband of Priscilla, Jan. 2, 1720-21. 
John and Elizabeth were both interred in Christ's 
Churchyard, Shrewsbury. John died in 1 775, aged 
82 years. Elizabeth died in 1 762, aged 67 years. 

Their children : 

6. Andrey, bapt. at Christ's Church, May 

24, 1 747, then aged 23 years, 3 months, 
who married John West, license dated 
Dec. 13, 1740. 

7. John, of whom presently. 

8. Catherine, bapt. May 24, 1747, then aged 

2 1 years, 6 months, who married Peter 
Slocum, license dated Mar. 24, I 748-9, 
on June 2 7, 1749, at Christ's Church, 
Shrewsbury. 

9. Mary, bapt. May 24, I 747, who married 

Jonathan Slocum, license dated Nov. 1 7, 

1759. 

10. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 21, 1747, age given in 

weeks but undescipherable, married 
Daniel Tabor, license dated Oct. I , 
1765. 

1 1 Margaret, bapt. May 8, 1 748, who mar- 
ried, Jan. 2 3, 175 7, William Smith. 

7. John Webley, Jr., married Elizabeth War- 
dell, license dated July 2 7, 1 756. 

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The Shafto Family. 

1. Anthony Shafto, of Yorkshire, England, 
born September 2 7, 1750, came to America with his 
first six children in 1 79 1 . His other children were 
born here. In the old family bible is inscribed in 
the hand of Robert, eldest son of Anthony, "Robert 
Shafto emigrated from Yorkshire, England, and 
landed in Philadelphia July the 8th, I 791." An- 
thony died January 1 , 1811, and his wife, Hannah, 
died Feb. 6. 1828. 

Children : 

2. Robert, b. Sept. 27, 1 780. 

3. Anthony, b. Sept. 27, 1783. m. Feb. 14, 
1811, Jane Brinley. His descendants live princi- 
pally around Mattawan. 

4. Jane, b. Mar. 3, 1785. 

5. Mary, b. Nov. 5. I 786, m. Nov. 6, 1806, 
Edward Epworth. They had a son, Edward Ep- 
worth, b. Aug. 6, 1807. 

6. Hannah, b. Oct. 25,1 789. 

7. Anne, b. July 23, 1 790, m. Mar. 27, 1808, 
John Downing. 

8. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1793. 

9. Sarah, b. Oct. 3, 1794, d. Mar. 14. 1795. 
10. Susannah, b. Nov. 1 7, 1 795. 

1 1 . Marrian, b. June 3, 1 797, m. July 8, 1816, 
Thomas Bennett. 

12. Rebecca, b. Feb. 17, 1799. 

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2. Robert Shafto came to America with his 
father when eleven years of age. He married, Dec. 
14, 1802, Isabel, daughter of Robert Kerr, a Scotch- 
man. Robert Kerr died Nov. 14, 1805. Isabel 
was born Feb. 2 7, 1780, and died Feb. 17, 1846. 
Robert Shafto died Nov. 2, 1852. He and most 
of his children are interred in the church cemetery 
at Hamilton. 

Children: 

13. John, b. May 25, 1803. 

14. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1805, d. April 27, 
1806. 

15. Robert C, b. Jan. 26, 1807, d. Aug. 7, 
1808. 

1 6. Anthony R., b. June 11,1 809, d. Oct. 1 1 , 
1836. 

1 7. Robert K., b. Sept. 26, 1 8 1 1 , d. Nov. 2 7, 
1885. 

18. Jane, b. Oct. 14, 1813, d. Jan. I, 1892. 
She m., Jan. 25, 1834, Peter White, of Belmar. 

19. William C, b. Dec. 19, 1815, d. Feb. 20, 
1891. He m.. Dec. 23, 1843. Mary Ann Morris. 

20. George W., b. Dec. 19, 1815. 

21. Samuel G., b. Aug. 5, 1819, d. unm., 
Aug. 7. 1898. 

22. Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1821. Removed to 
the West. 

13. John Shafto married, Jan. 31, 1827, Mary 
Ely, of Hamilton, and died May 7, 1858. Mary 
died in 1899. 

Children : 

23. Ely, m. Fanny Allaire and moved to the 

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West. 

24. Robert, m. Marrietta S. Springstein. 

25. DeWitt C. m. Hannah N. Morris. 

26. Anthony, m. Rebecca Morris. 

2 7. Roland, m. Ella Allaire and moved to the 
West. 

28. George, m. Mary Anne Morris. 

29. Rebecca, m. Malcolm Day and, 1913, 
lives in Kearney, Nebraska. 

30. Elvina, m. Elihu Williams. 

31. Monroe, m. Atlanta White. 

32. Mary Isabella, m., April 2, 1871, George 
W. Morris. 

33. Dr. Cyrus W., m. Elvira Corlies. 

24. Robert Shafto was born Feb. 9, 1 830, and 
died Jan. 18, 1903. His wife, Marrietta S. Spring- 
stein, was born Aug. 27, 1835, and died Oct. 10, 
1910. Marrietta was baptized late in life, Feb. 1 0, 
1902, at Hamilton. Children: 

34. Ada, m., Sept. 23, 1891, Milton S. White, 
of Glendola. 

35. Ellen, m., Oct. 5, 1898, Alvin Osborn. of 
Sea Girt. 

36. John. 

37. Ellsworth, of Paterson, New Jersey. 

38. Calvin, of Farmingdale. 

Also three sons, Alonzo, I. M. and A. R., who 
died in infancy. 

25. DeWitt C. Shafto was married at Hope- 
ville or Glendola, Aug. 24, 1863, by the Rev. Wil- 
liam Boyle, to Hannah, daughter of Jeremiah B. 

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Morris and Elizabeth, his wife. De Witt was born 
Aug. 17, 1823, and died Jan. 11, 1892. Hannah 
was born May 24, 1837. Jeremiah B. Morris was 
born April 19, 1801. 

Children: 

39. Edwin L., b. Sept. 21, 1865. 

40. Carrie Augusta, b. Mar. 15, 1870; m., 
Mar. 8, 1892, J. Ely Tilton. 

26. Anthony R. Shafto married Rebecca Mor- 
ris, who was born in 1 846, and who died in 1911. 

Children: 

41. Libby M., m. May 17, 1891, Enoch P. 
Davison, of Elberon. 

42. Delia or Adell. m.. Dec. 24, 1890, Elbert 
O. Fielder, of Jersey City. 

43. Mary, m. Arthur Rogers. 

44. Oliver B., m. Adelaide Walton. 

45. Lyle, m. Florence Irons. 

46. Gladys, who d. in infancy. 

2 7. Roland Shafto married Ella Allaire and 
removed to the West, leaving two children in the 
East. 

Children : 

47. Clarence, of Farmingdale. 

48. Ora, m. Elwood Hurley. 

3 1 . Monroe Shafto married Atlanta W. White. 
He lives (1913) on Corlies Avenue, at "Shafto's 
Corners," about two miles west of Hamilton. 

Children : 

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49. Cyrus, b. Jan. 23, 1888, who m. Elizabeth 
Brower. 

50. Leon, b. Oct. 23, 1889. 

51. Jessie R., b. Feb. 22. 1891. 

52. Minerva, b. Oct. 3, 1892; m. George 
Knight, of Asbury Park. 

53. Leola M., b. Nov. 2, 1894. 

54. Mary E., b. Aug. 18, 1896. 

55. Atlanta E., b. Oct. 13, 1898. 

56. Thomas A., b. Sept. 28, 1900. 
5 7. Helen A., b. April 10, 1904. 

33. Dr. Cyrus Shafto, of Asbury Park, was 
born Nov. 7, 1 852. He married Elvira Vanity Cor- 
lies. 

Children: 

58. Maud B. 

59. Pearl T., who m. Richard Parisen, of As- 
bury Park. 

39. Edwin L. Shafto married, Jan. 24, 1892. 
Atlanta E. Fielder, w^ho was born Jan. 10, 1867. 
Edwin (1913) resides in Hamilton, where he is a 
trustee of the church. 

Children: 

60. Marguerite A., b. Feb. 26, 1892. 

61. De Witt C, b. Feb. 21, 1894. 

62. Frances Elizabeth, b. Mar. 5, 1907. 

I 7. Robert K. Shafto, was born Sept. 26, 
1811. He married, December 31, 1836, Char- 
lotte Soder, and died Nov. 2 7, 1885. 

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Children : 

63. William Henry. 

64. Samuel G. 

65. Andrew. 

66. Mary, m. James Johnson, of Farmingdale. 

67. Elizabeth, m., Joseph Donahue. 

68. Alexandrina, m. Timbrook Stout. 

19. William C Shafto was born Dec. 19, 
1815, and died Feb. 20. 1891. He married, Dec. 
23, 1843, Mary Anne Morris, who was born July 
15, 1823. 

Children: 

69. Isabella, m. Samuel Matlack, of Trenton. 

70. Elizabeth A., m. John Githens, Sr. 

71. Caroline E., b. Dec. 9, 1849; d. Dec. 12, 
1856. 

72. Jennie, m. James H. Romaine, and lives 
(1913) in Belmar. 

73. T. Milton, m. Harriet Fowler, of Glouces- 
ter. 

74. William, b. Feb. 21, 1860; d. Mar. 4. 
1864. 

75. Henry B., b. June 5, 1862. 

76. Samuel, who d. in infancy. 

73. T. Milton Shafto married Harriet Fowler. 

Children: 

7 7. Arlene. 

78. Phebe. 

79. Philip. 

75. Henry B. Shafto was born June 5, 1862. 
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He married, first, Amanda Gray, and second, Har- 
riet Palmatier. 

Children (first wife) : 

80. Mary A., m. Joseph Fenton, of Belmar. 
Children (second wife) : 

81. Harold P., b. Nov. 10, 1895. 

82. Hazel P., b. Apr. 15. 1897. 

83. Norma E. P., b. Jan. 31, 1900. 

20. George W. Shafto was born Dec. 19, 
1815. 

Children : 

84. Isabella, m. Dec. 21, 1 892, Joseph Van 
Kirk, of Tinton Falls. 

85. Emma, m. Simon Pyle, of Asbury Park. 

86. Delia, m. Austin Hurley. 

87. Jennie, m. William Morris. 

Shafto Notes. 

The homestead of this old family lies in ruins 
on the north bank of Shark River Brook, between 
that stream and Corlies Avenue, about two miles 
west of Hamilton. 

Data pertaining to the Shaftos in England can 
be found in — 

Burke's "Commoners," 4 vols., 1835. 
Burke's "Landed Gentry," 2 vols. 
Burke's "General Armory." 

Robson's "British Heraldry," 3 vols., 1830, 
which contains an engraving of the arms of Shafto of 
Whitworth. 

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All dates in the foregoing pedigree have been 
copied from the Shafto and Morris family bible, 
original church records and other original docu- 
ments, and from headstone inscriptions. 



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The White Family. 

1 . Thomas Whyte or White, carpenter, came 
to America in 1670 from Deal, Kent County, Eng- 
land, and bought land, in 1675, from Thomas Pot- 
ter and Judah Allen. Thomas died previous to 
Feb. 4, 1684-5, when his son, Samuel, was made 
administrator of his estate. 

Children : 

2. Samuel. 

3. Thomas 

4. Peter. 

5. Robert. 

6. Hester, m. Joseph Wardell. 

2. Samuel White, also a carpenter, in right of 
his father, at that time deceased, Jan. 22, 1687-8, 
received a patent for 61 7 acres, counted as 560. 
The south boundary of this tract was Long Pond 
(now Wesley Lake), on the east was the sea, on the 
west was the barren or pine land, and on the north 
was a brook running along Thomas Potter's land. 
This tract must have embraced all of the present As- 
bury Park, North Asbury Park and land north of 
Deal Lake to a stream that once ran to the sea near 
Deal Beach, now filled in. Samuel died before 
April 28, 1 698, on which day Thomas White, No. 3, 
became administrator of his estate. On July 5, 
1698, his undated will, signed "Samuel Whyte," 
was probated. Samuel's wife, Elizabeth, after her 
husband's death, married, second, Oct. 5, 1 700, 

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Seth Hill, of Burlington. 
Child: 

7. Joall (Joel?). 

3. Thomas White owned and lived on a farm 
at Deal, part of the land patented to his brother, 
Samuel. In his will, signed "Thomas Whyte," and 
dated Nov. 9, I 712, he styled himself "gentleman." 
He also owned land on Goose Neck and on the road, 
both sides, from Deal to Long Branch. He was 
married twice. His second wife was Elizabeth 
Cole. 

Children : 

8. Samuel. 

9. Thomas. 

10. Amos. 
1 1 . Jacob. 
12. Levi. 

I 3. Rachel, m. Isaac Hance. 

1 4. Leah. 

I 5. Elizabeth, m. at the house of Mary White, 
Sept. 12, 1 701, Joseph Lippincott. 

16. Mary, m. Oct. 12, 1695, Richard Lippin- 
cott, of Shrewsbury. 

Thomas White, No. 9, and Amos, No. I 0, vrith 
Abigail White, whose relationship to the family is 
not known, witnessed the will of Ephraim Potter, of 
Shrewsbury, Dec. 21, 1716. 

4. Peter White purchased lands near the pres- 
ent town of Shrewsbury on May 1 0, 1 688, from 
Sarah Parker, widow, and her two sons, George and 
William. He owned, also, lands near the present 

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Asbury Park, and had a patent for 48 J/2 acres at 
Passequenecqua or Passe-qua-nork-qua, a tract on 
the creek of that name; tract mentioned in a deed, 
1 696, as being in Freehold, and in another as near 
the Manasquan River. The Manasquan extends 

very near to Freehold. Also, the same patent gave 
him 1 Y^ acres of meadow at the head of "Mane- 
squam Creek." He was living at Deal in 1687, 
where he witnessed the will of John Chambers. He 
sold his land at Passequenecqua, June 22, 1697, to 
John Pearce, of Freehold. His will was dated Mar. 
20, 1697-8, and was proved June 10, 1698. In 
this document he mentioned "cousins Thomas and 
Samuel," referring to cousins of his children, sons 
of Thomas, his brother. Peter married Mary 



Children: 

17. Peter, d. 1733. 

1 8. Robert. 

19. Thomas, d. 1747. 

Robert and Thomas were both under age in 
1 698. There were seven daughters as well, but 
they were not mentioned by name in the will of 
their father. Three of these are known: Mary, m. 
Aug. 17, 1717, Jacob Lippincott. Elizabeth, m. 
Aug. 7, 1714, Thomas Lippincott. Jane, m. July 
28, 1 693, at Shrewsbury, Thomas Garwood, of Bur- 
lington. 

James E. White, in his work on the descendants 
of Peter White, printed in St. John, New Bruns- 
wick, 1906, states that Peter's daughters were: — 
Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1673; m. Oct. 12, 1695, Richard 
Lippincott; d. May 12,1723. Ann, m., first, 

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Sutton, second, Feb. 14, 1692, J. Cheshire. 

Elizabeth b. Jan. 28, 1680; m. Aug. 17, 1701. Jos- 
eph Lippincott. Sarah, no data. Jane, m. July 
28, 1673, Thomas Garwood. Mr. White's work is 
so full of typographical errors, principally dates, 
that the compiler hesitates to insert the above with- 
out giving the name of the author of the work from 
which they were taken. Note Mr. White's record 
of the marriage of Mary, and compare it w^ith the 
record above copied from the church record of her 
marriage. Also note date of Jane's marriage, 1673, 
which is 1693 in the Friends' records. 

9. Thomas White, whose wife, Elizabeth, died 
Mar. 6, 1 760. 

Children : 

20. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1725-6; m. Nov. 
12,1743. William Cook; d. July 10. 1750. 

21. Samuel, b. Dec! 6. 172 7-8; d. Sept. 7, 
1759. 

22. Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1730; m. Apr. 17. 
1747. Richard Worthley. 

2 3. Hannah, b. Feb. 10. 1734. 

24. Thomas, b. July 17. 1736. 

25. Lydia. b. Apr. 6. 1 739; m. May 29, 1 756, 
David Curtis, Jr. 

26. Sarah, b. May 3, 1741. 

2 7. Rachel, b. Sept. 5, 1743. 

28. Jacob, b. May 9. 1 746. 

29. Zilpah. b. Nov. 29. 1 748-9. 

1 0. Amos White lived on Norumson Neck 
(Rumson Neck), and also owned land at Amboy. 

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Thomas, No. 9, witnessed his will, which was dated 
1728-9, 27 d. 12 mo." (February). He married 
Dec. 2, 1 708, Hannah Mills, of Shrewsbury, and 
died before Mar. 26, 1 730, when his will was prov- 
ed. 



Children : 






30. 


Ziphania 






31. 


Amos. 






32. 


Andrew. 






33. 


Samuel. 






34. 


Leah, m. 


Jonathan 


Stout 


35. 


Allis or Alice. 




36. 


Jennet. 






37. 


Hannah. 







There was an Amos White who married, Nov. 
12,1743, Jean White, and either the same or an- 
other of the name married, Dec. 17, 1761, Hester 
Borden. It is possible that Amos, No, 3 1 , was 
principal in one of these contracts. 

12. Levi, married, Jan. 13,1733, Ann Lippin- 
cott. This is the date recorded in the Shrewsbury 
Friends records, but the records of the Men's 
Monthly Meeting gives the date Nov. 7, 1733. 

Children : 

38. Thomas, b. Sept. 30, 1 734. 

39. Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1739; d. Oct. 20, 
1767. 

40. John. b. Nov. 1, 1745. 

41. Joseph, b. June 2 7, 1749. 

I 7. Peter White married Abigail, daughter of 
Remembrance and Margaret (Barbour) Lippincott. 

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Children : 

42. Britton, b. Nov. 17, 1712; m. Oct. 19, 
1 734, Dinah Corlies. 

43. Benjamin, m. Mary Morris. 

44. Peter, m. Jan. 22, 1 747, Hulda Tabor. 

45. Ruth, m. Joshua Bond. 

46. Sarah, b. May 2 1 , 1715; m. Oct. 22. 
1 737, Jacob Corlies. 

47. Hannah, m. Job, son of Ebenezer and 
Mary (Patterson) Cook. 

48. Dorothy, m. April 30, 1 739, Amos Chan- 
dler. 

49. EHzabeth. 

50. Abigail. 

1 8. Robert White, under age in 1 698, married 
Margaret Hartshorne. His death date is given by 
James E. White, Esq., before mentioned, as May 
10, 1747, which was probably meant for May 10, 
1774, as Robert was mentioned in the will of his 
son, Hartshorne, 1773, and was provided for with 
"a good maintenance." His second wife, Mary 
Price, he probably married in 1 742, his license be- 
ing dated Sept. 25, of that year. 

Relating to Robert is the following quaint rec- 
ord : 

"June ye 8, 1750. Then Robart White gaue 
in his Ear Mark to be Recorded as followeth uiz a 
Swollow fork Cut out of the Left Ear and a Slit 
Downe The top of the Right Ear. The Ear Mark 
that was formerly Hugh Hartshorns. 

Entered Per me John Wall 
Town Clark." 

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Children of Robert: 

51. Hartshorne, b. 1736. 

52. Josiah. 

There were others, probably. 

1 9. Thomas White married Christian , 

and died in 1 747. 

Children : 

53. Mary. b. Oct. 17. 1716; d. Mar. 3. 1732. 

54. Margaret, b. June 28, 1718; d. May 29. 
1736. 

55. Constant, b. Jan. 29. 1720; m. May 1, 
1 740. Ephraim Parker. 

56. George, b. Dec. 4. 1721-2, m. Ann, 
daughter of George Lippincott. 

5 7. Jane. b. Feb. 3. 1722. 

58. Ann. b. Feb. 18, 1727; m. Oct. 6. 1750. 
Jacob Hance. 

59. Sarah, b. May 15. 1729. 

60. Thomas, b. Apr. 18. 1732. 

61. Elizabeth, b. May 8. 1735; m. Jan. 22. 
1761. Samuel Tucker. 

62. John. b. Nov. 28. 1738. 

2 1. Samuel White, b. Dec. 6, 1 727-8. married. 
Nov. 26. 1 755. Anne Curtis. 

Children: 

63. Thomas, b. Nov. 26, 1756. 

64. Curtis, b. June 8. 1 758; d. Nov. 18. 1 758. 

65. Meribah. twin of Curtis. 

Peter White, born June 1 9. 1 748, or May 
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9. 1 746, as records differ, died Mar. 26, 1 798. His 
wife. Patience, was born Aug. 12, 1 75 7. 
Children : 

66. Amos, b. Jan. 15, 1777. 

67. Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1778. 

68. Jean, b. Aug. 1, 1 780; d. Aug. 8, 1 780. 

69. Sarah, b. Oct. 25, 1781. 

70. Hannah, b. Apr. 7, 1783. 

71. Phebe, b. Apr. 19, 1785. 

72. Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1787; d. Nov. 26, 
1789. 

73. Peter, b. Mar. 26, 1789. 

74. Samuel, b. Apr. 2, 1 79 1 ; d. Aug. 27. 
1793. 

75. Allen, b. Aug. 10, 1793. 

76. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1796. 

77. Jane, b. Oct. 31, 1798. 

42. Britton White married, Oct. 19, 1734. 
Dinah Corlies and died December 26, 1 760. 

Children : 

78. Deborah, b. July 22, 1735. 

79. Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1 740. 

80. Rachel, b. Feb. 4, 1 744; d. Apr. 5, 1 745. 

81. Hannah, b. July 4, 1745. 

82. Britain, b. July 21, 1747. 

83. Margaret, b. Feb. 21, 1751. 

84. Joseph, b. Apr. 5, 1 75 3; d. Nov. 8. 1 755. 

51. Hartshorne White, styling himself "of 
Freehold Township," made his will Oct. 10, 1773. 
He mentioned his wife, Phebe, (Phebe Forman, of 
Middletown Point, so called in her marriage license 

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dated July I 1, 1 759. In this document Hartshorne 
was written "of Middletown") and two daughters. 
Both girls were under eighteen years of age in 1773. 

Hartshorne died April 12, 1 774, having lived 38 
years. Phebe was born in 1 735, and died Jan. 2, 
I 775. Both were interred in the Old Tennent 
Church cemetery, and over both graves are inscrib- 
ed stones. The executors of his estate were sv/orn 
at Freehold, April 21, 1774. 

It is worthy of note that only one member of the 
family now (1913) living remembered the name of 
Hartshorne and could place him as the brother of 
Josiah White, ancestor of the family settled around 
the present Asbury Park. This was Mr. Remming- 
ton White. Mr. White pronounced and spelled the 
name "Hartson." 

Children : 

85. Ursilla. 

86. Margaret. 

52. Josiah White, a Tory, born according to 
the tradition handed down by his grandson, George 
White, to his son, Atlantic White, on the land where 
Asbury Park now stands. Josiah's activity in as- 
sisting the British made him a "refugee," his person 
being in demand by the Continental Government. 
Not only did his sympathy for the British cause the 
loss of his property (which was confiscated and 
sold at Tinton Falls, April 18, 1 778), but it cost him 
his life as well. 

Two traditions exist relating to his death. The 
first — While sailing his schooner from Deal Lake 
with supplies for the British in New York, he was 

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fired upon by patriots, and his boat being sunk 
Josiah's body went down with the wreckage. The 
second — While carrying hams from the banks of the 
Shrewsbury to British ships lying off Long Branch, 
between too heavy a load and a rough surf, he went 
to the bottom with his boat. 

Josiah obtained a license, April 10, I 762, to wed 
Nancy Earley, of Middletown, Josiah being styled 
"of Shrewsbury" in the record. 
Children: 

87. Brittan M. 

88. Jonathan. 

89. Hartson or Hartshorne. 
There were probably other children. 

56. George White married Ann, daughter of 
George (or John?) Lippincott. 

Children : 

90. Benjamin, b. Dec. 12, 1755; m. first, 
Mary, daughter of Joseph and Joanna Morris, who 
died July 1 9, I 807, aged 48 years, 9 months and 29 
days. He married, second, Sarah Decou, of Bur- 
lington. 

9 1 . Robert, m. Hester, daughter of William 
Crawford. 

92. Joseph, in. Clorinda . 

82. Britain White, married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of George Allen. She died December 5, 1 795. 
Children : 

93. George Allen, of N. Y. C, b. Dec. I. 

1775. 

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94. Brittain, of N. Y. C. b. June 29, 1 778. 

95. Joseph, of N. Y. C, b. Jan. 25, 1781. 

96. Lydia, of Shrewsbury, b. Sept. 10, 1783; 
d. Jan. 25. 1 785, in N. Y. C. 

97. Samuel, of Shrewsbury, b. Mar. 16, 1787. 

98. Lydia, b. Oct. 14. 1788. 

99. Thomas Chalkley, b. Sept. 25,1 790. 

100. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, 1792. 

101. Rebeckah Wryte, b. Oct. 8, 1 794. 

9 1 . Robert White married, July 1 3, 1 780, Es- 
ther or Hester, daughter of William Crawford. The 
name is spelled in both ways in the church records. 
Esther was born Feb. 3, 1761, and died May 10, 
1797. 

Children : 

102. Crawford, b. June 14, 1 782. 

103. Catharine, b. Mar. 25, 1 784. 

104. Tylee, b. Oct. 29, 1 786 ;d. Sept. 28, 1802. 

105. Robert Bowne, b. Oct. 17, 1788. 

106. Lydia Grover, b. Dec. 20, 1 79 1 . 

107. William C, b. Sept. 8, 1794. 

92. Joseph and Clorinda White. 

Children : 

108. Mary, d. Feb. 12, 1895, nearly 96 years 
of age, at Germantown, Philadelphia. She married 
John Eveleth. 

109. Lucy, d. July 26, 1848. aged 36 years, 1 1 
months and 1 1 days. She married Elias Chasey. 

87. Brittan M. White was born on the site of 
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Asbury Park in 1 768, and died Dec. 5, 1855, being 
interred in Hamilton Cemetery. Though a mere 
boy during the period of the Revolution, Brittan was 
an active Tory, and his lands were sold with his 
father's at Tinton Falls. Being sought by the pa- 
triots, he joined a band of Tories and harried his 
own countrymen. 

Two old bibles in the possession of Eastwood 
White contain much information relating to the 
White family, and the only known record of Brit- 
ton's wife, who was Abigail Woolley, born May 12, 
1773. Brittan purchased land along Deal Lake 
from Gavin Drummond in 1819. 

Children: 

1 I 0. George Woolley, b. Dec. 1 0, 1 795. 

111. Deborah, b. Jan. 4, 1 797; m. John West. 

1 12. Mereby, b. Mar. 24, 1 798; m. Jesse How- 
land, and had a daughter, Deborah, who d. Oct. 2 1 , 
1843. 

113. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 29, 1801; m. Samuel, 
son of Garret White. 

114. Tucker, b. Mar. 15, 1803. or Mar. 16, 
1 804, as bible records differ. 

1 15. Jediah, b. May 19, 1805. 

116. Britton, b. Jan. 15, 1807. 

117. Abigaill, b. Feb. 22, 1809 or 1810, as 
bible records differ, who m. Bartholomew West. 

I 18. Gavin Drummond, b. Aug. 31, 1811. 

I 1 0. George Woolley White married Deborah, 
daughter of Christopher Jones, of Canadian ances- 
try. Deborah was born Aug. 17, 1779. 

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Children : 

119. Hugh, b. Oct. 10, 1818; m. Amelia 
Brown. 

120. Eliza, b. Dec. 4, 1820; m. George Hager- 
man. 

121. Margaret, b. Oct. 13, 1822; m. William 
Van Pelt, once Sheriff of Kings County. 

122. Abigaill, b. Sept. 2 7, 1824; d. unm., May 
15. 1910. 

123. Hannah, b. Oct. 2, 1826; m. Anthony 
Campbell. 

124. William, b. July 22, 1828, a pilot in New 
York and New Jersey waters, interred in Cypress 
Hill Cemetery, Long Island. 

125. George, b. Sept. 17, 1830. 

126. Bloomfield, b. April 10, 1833; m. H. Jane 
Palmer, who was b. in 1 845. They had a son, Rob- 
ert, b. 1 88 1 ; d. 1 884. Bloomfield d. 1 886. 

127. Mary C, b. May 25, 1837; d. in infancy. 

128. Mary Alice, b. Mar. 13. 1839; m. Samuel 
Thompson. 

129. Atlantic, b. June 3, 1844. 

130. Eleazer, b. Feb. 26, 1847; m. Caroline 
Hagerman, and had a daughter. Olive, and a son. 
CHfford. the latter b. Nov. 21, 1871; d. Sept. 1. 
1880. Eleazer d. Sept. 21, 1880. 

114. Tucker White died May 23, 1875. He 
married Mary Jones, sister of Deborah and daugh- 
ter of Christopher. Mary was born Mar. 9, 1 808. 
and died Aug. 26, 1862. In 1854, Tucker was liv- 
ing in what is now West Asbury Park. 

Children : 

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131. Charles, b. Feb. 7, 1827; d. without issue, 
Feb. 28, 1895. 

132. Christopher, b. Feb. 12, 1829; d. without 
issue. Mar. 19, 1884. 

133. Britton, b. May 6, 1831 ;d. May 2. 1855. 

134. Jediah, b. Dec. 2 7, 1833. 

1 35. Elizabeth A., b. May 23, 1836. 

136. Remmington, b. Feb. 10. 1839. 

1 3 7. John Henry, b. July 14. 1841. 

1 38. Lorenzo, b. July 26. 1844. No issue. 

139. Emmeline. b. Nov. 22. 1846; m. Captain 
Benjamin Van Brunt. 

140. Hannah, b. Aug. 16. 1849; m. George 
Sculthorpe, of Hamilton. 

115. Jediah Woolley White married Sarah 
Youmans, who was born Aug. 1 0. 1 804. and who 
died Sept. 10, 1880. Jediah died April 5. 185 7. 

Children : 

141. Youmans B.. b. Jan. 28, 1877; d. unm., 
Aug. 18, 1897. 

142. Jane, b. Jan. 1830; m. William W. Jeff- 
rey, and d. Sept. 1898. 

143. Henry, b. Mar. 10, 1832. 

144. Deborah, b. June 4, 1834; m. Captain 
Borden Sanford. 

145. William C. "Uncle Billie," b. July 11. 
1836; d. unm.. Nov. 26, 1912. 

146. Martha A., b. Aug. 22, 1838; m. William 
Thome, and d. Nov., 1907. 

147. Benjamin T., b. Nov. 9, 1840; d. Dec. 
1800. 

148. Drummond, b. May 3. 1844; d. Nov. 16, 

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1884. 

149. Russel, b. Aug. 3, 1845; d. July 20. 1900. 

150. James J., b. Mar. 2, 1848; m. Mary Gra- 
ham, andd. April 29, 1883. 

116. Briton White died April 5, 1855. His 
wife was Caroline . 

Children : 

15 1. Washington, b. Jan. 10, 1849. 

152. Juliatte, b. Jan. 28, 1852; m. Mahlon Slo- 
cum, of West Belmar. 

15 3. Andrew Jackson, b. Sept. 5, 1857; m. 
Deborah Brower. 

154. Lewis Franklin (called Frank), b. Nov. 
30, 1859; m. Letitia Trotter. 

155. Eastwood, b. May 12, 1 861 ; m. at Branch- 
burg, N. J., Dec. 23, 1883, Emma L. Smock. 

156. Britton Romeo, b. June 2 7, 1866; m. lona 
Jackson. 

15 7. A son, b. and d. May 10, 1863, interred 
in Hamilton Cemetery. 

1 1 8. Gavin Drummond White, known as Drum- 
mond White, was born, according to his headstone. 
Mar. 8, 1811, and according to the family bible, 
Aug. 3, 1811. He died May 17, 1872. His wife 
was Rebecca, daughter of Samuel Slocum, of Long 
Branch. 

Children : 

158. Robinson, b. Jan. 8, 1840; d. in New 
York City, Oct. 28, 1875. Interred in Hamilton 
Cemetery. 

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159. Timbrook, captain of a coasting schooner, 
married Catherine A. Hagerman, who was b. June 
1, 1844, and who d. Nov. 5, 1862, aged about 18 
years. Their child was James T., b. June 5, 1862; 
d. Oct. 3, 1862. Timbrook died in Baltimore. 

1 60. Rebecca, d. in infancy. 

161. RulifF, b. Nov. 13, 1850; d. Mar. 8, 1885. 

162. Ellen, b. Mar. 1, 1852; d. July 28, 1852. 

163. Clarence, b. July 1, 1853; d. Aug. 6, 
1853. 

1 64. Asbury and Samuel, twins, the latter, 
(1914), residing on Corlies Avenue near Asbury 
Park. He has several children, one named Drum- 
mond. 

129. Atlantic White married Ida M. Pearce, of 
Hightstown, who was b. Sept. 1, 185 7. 

Child: 

165. LenaD., b. Dec. 1 8, 1 88 1 . 

135. Elizabeth A. White married Halsted 
Brown. 

Children: 

166. Henry Brown, b. Dec. 4, 1861; d. Sept. 
3, 1862. 

167. Lizzie Brown, m. Charles, son of Russel 
White. 

1 68. Hannah Brown, m. William Clayton. 
1 69. Belle Brown, m. Captain William Van 
Brunt, nephew of Captain Benjamin Van Brunt. 
1 70. Mary Brown, m. Winfield Dorset. 

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1 36. Remmington White married Jemima 
Annie Gifford, who was born September 12, 1849, 
and w^ho died Feb. 1, 1902. Remmington is 
(1913), living and in good health. 

Children: 

171. Cora E.. b. Mar. 29, 1874; m. Abraham 
Johnson. 

172. Lambert L., b. June 4, 1877; d. Mar. 16, 
1893. 

1 73. Richard L., b. Nov. 4, 1881 ; m. Lillian M. 
Perry. 

174. Archibald, b. July 1, 1887; m. Etta Law- 
yer. 

175. Britten, b. June 17, 1891. 

176. Percy, b. Sept. 19, 1894; d. May 21, 

1902. 

143. Henry White, married Elizabeth A., 
daughter of Peter Reynolds, who was born in 1834. 
Both are in good health (1914) and reside on West 
Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park. 

Children : 
1 77. Edward. 
1 78. Mary. 
1 79. Jennie, m. Charles A. Aumock. 

147. Benjamin T. White married Mary Jane 
Vermilee, of Brooklyn. 

Children : 

180. Mary. 

181. Eva. 

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182. Ernest. 

183. Minnie, 

184. W. Madison, b. Sept. 1. 1873; d. Oct. 16, 
1875. 

1 48. Drummond White married Jane Hager- 
man, and died Nov. 1 6, 1 884. 

Children : 

185. Perlie T.. b. May 27, 1878; d. July 29, 
1878. 

1 86. Marie Antoinette, m. Victor Chabert. 
187. Walter C, m. Clarabelle Hornby. 
1 88. Catherine, m. Charles Fredericks. 

1 49. Russel White married Hannah Brown, 
who was born Oct. 15, 1 848. Russel was drowned 
in Deal Lake, from which body of water he had at 
various times rescued others. 

Children: 

189. Charles, b. Mar. 10, 1868. 

190. Eva. b. Dec. 24, 1872; d. July 28, 1897. 

191. Abner. b. Jan. 5. 1875. 

192. Augustus, b. Mar. 28, 1880. 

193. Mattie, b. Oct. 16, 1878; d. Sept. 12. 
1897. 

194. John, b. Jan. 15. 1886; d. Feb.. 1888. 

1 50. James F. White married Mary Graham, of 
Brooklyn. 

Children: 

195. Ida Belle. 

1 96. Margaret. 

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197. Theodore. 

151. Washington White died Mar. 24. 1898. 
His wife, whom he maried in July 1870, was Eve- 
lena, daughter of Samuel Brant and his wife, Eliza- 
beth Howland. 

Children : 

198. Kinmonth, b. Jan. 16, 1871. 

199. Alfus, b. June, 1872. 

200. Frederick, b. 1875. 

Kinmonth White was the first child born in As- 
bury Park after that place was named. 

1 5 3. Andrew Jackson White married Deborah ^ 
Brower. 

Children : 

201. Britton. 

202. Augustus. 

155. Eastwood White married Emma L., 
daughter of Aaron L. Smock and his wife, Mary 
Vanderveer, daughter of Elias. Aaron and Mary 
were married Dec. 2 3, 1 840. Emma was born July 
1. 1858. 

Child: 

203. Barnes, b. Nov. 8, 1884. 

189. Charles White married Lizzie Brown, No. 
167, who was born May 2 3, 1869. 
Children: 

204. Frances, b. Nov. 16, 1892. 

205. Viola, b. Dec. 26, 1896. 

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191. Abner White married Lulu Robinson, who 
was born Jan. 28, 1880. 

Children : 

206. Deborah, b. Oct. 15, 1897. 

207. Lester, b. Dec. 19, 1899. 

208. Myron, b. Dec. 25, 1908. 

209. Allen, b. Dec. 5, 1907. 
2 1 0. Doris, b. Dec. 2 7, 1911. 

Some Whites Descended From the Family 
Previously Chronicled. 

The following records are mostly disconnected, 
but there is no doubt but what all of those mention- 
ed could be connected with the descendants of 
Thomas White were further records obtainable. 

211. Jacob White, bap. (adult) Dec. 2 7. 1813. 
at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, m. Abigail Holmes, 
who died Nov. 6, 1856, aged 78 years, 7 months. 
Jacob died May 28. 1859. aged 76 years, 10 
months, 1 days. 

Children : 

212. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 16, 1808; bap. Christ 
Church, Oct. 8, 1 809. 

2 1 3. Eleanor, b. Aug. 11, 1810; bap. Christ 
Church, Jan. 8, 181 1. 

214. Lucy, b. Sept. 15, 1812; bap. Christ 
Church, Dec. 20. 1812. 

215. Hannah, b. Mar. 7, 1817; bap. Christ 
Church, May 18, 1817. 

2 1 6. Abigail, b. Aug. 4, 1821; bap. Christ 
Church, Oct. 21, 1821. 

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The following records are cut in headstones in the 
Hamilton and Glendola cemeteries. H. — Hamil- 
ton. G. — Glendola. 

217. Hendrick White, d. Mar. 22, 1862, aged 
77y. 3 m. H. 

2 1 8. Hannah, w. of Hendrick, d. July 1 2, 
1866, aged 77 y. 3 m. 26 d. H. 

219. Garret M. White b. 1769; d. Feb. 24. 
1861. H. 

220. Rebekah, w. of Garret M., b. Feb. 12, 
1770; d. Dec. 27, 185 7. H. 

221. Garret White, b. 1 782; d. Nov. 26, 1876. 
H. 

222. Mary, w. of Garret, b. July 3, 1802; d. 
May 1, 1871. H. 

22 3. Samuel White, son of 221, m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Britton M. White. 

224. Jonathan White, son of 221, m. Elizabeth 
, sheb. May, 1818; d. Aug. 28, 1891. H. 

225. Curtis White, son of 221, m. Catherine C. 
Parker, she b. Aug. 3, 1 8 1 1 ; d. Feb. 1 9, 1 854. H. 

226. Peter White (of Belmar), b. Mar. 9. 
! 80 1 ; d. July 6, 1 884. (His wife was Jane, dau of 
Robert Shafto, she b. Oct. 14, 1813; d. Jan. 1, 
1892). 

22 7. Robert S (hafto) White b. April 19. 
1842; d. Dec. 11, 1842. H. 

228. John S (hafto) White, b. Mar. 17, 1842; 
d. Oct. 29, 1854. H. 

229. Robert K. White, b. June 28, 1845; d. 
July I, 1865. H. 

2 30. Elizabeth White m. John Davison. 

231. Isabel White, m. David Van Nortrick of 
Belmar. Nos. 22 7, 228, 229, 2 30, and 231, were 
children of No. 226. The birth dates of Nos. 227 

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and 228 are imposible, but so recorded. 

2 32. William P. White b. Feb. 7, 1 86 1 ; d. Sept. 
8, 1900. G. 

2 33. H. Adelia, w, of William P., b. Aug. 2 3. 
1863; d. Aug. 23, 1886. G. 

2 34. Harold L. White, son of 232, b. Mar. 1 3. 
1881; d. Mar. 18, 1897. G. 

235. Abigail White, d. Feb. 3, 1842. H. 

236. William Wesley White, b. Nov. I, 1813; 
d. Aug. 9, 185 7. H. 

2 37. George W. White b. June 2 7, 1 8 1 9 ; d. 
Oct. 7, 1840. H. 

2 38. William J. White, b. Jan. 9, 1802; d. Feb. 
15, 1865. H. 

239. William N. White, b. Mar. 3, 1 840; d. Oct. 
30, 1881. H. 

240. Rose. w. of John White, b. Mar. 13, 1855; 

d. July 17, 1882. G. 

241. Hendrickson White d. Aug. 20, 1842. 
aged 35 y. 4 m. G. 

242. Isabella Thompson, w. of Hendrickson 
and Daniel White, b. June 1, 1 8 1 1 ; d. July 4, 1897. 
G. 

243. Daniel White, b. Sept. 2, 1805; d. Apr. 9. 
1877. G. Nos. 241, 242 and 243 are in one lot. 
D. and H. were brothers. 

244. Columbus White, b. April 20, 1839; d. 
Jan. 23, 1905. G. 

245. Annie, w. of Columbus White, d. Nov. 28. 
1889. aged 45 y. 8 m. 14 d. G. 

246. Nettie, dau. of Columbus White, b. Mar. 
8. 1882; d. May 1, 1891. G. 

247. Jacob, son of David White, m. Anna. dau. 
of Abraham Havens Morris. 

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THE CORLIES FAMILY. 

(In various records spelled Corles, Curlies, Cor- 
lies, Corleis, Curleis and Curies.) 

1 . George Corlies, of Shrewsbury, then about 
61 years of age (He styled himself "about 50" on 
November 2, 1 704, when he attested the inventory 
of the effects of Thomas Potter.) "cordwinder. Be- 
ing antiant," made his will "1715 25 d. 6 m." (Aug- 
ust), and died (Friends Records) July 10, 1715. 
His will was proved Nov. 23, 1715. 

His first wife was Exercise, daughter of William 
Shattock, whom he married October 1 0, 1 680, in 
Shrewsbury. Exercise died September 11, 1695, 
and four years later, September 23, 1699, he mar- 
ried, second, Deborah, daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth Hance. The will of John Hance was dated 
March 24, 1708-9, and was proved January 27, 
1710-11. 

On Mar. 25, 1687, George received a patent 
for 96 '/2 acres at Passequenecqua, and 3'/2 acres of 
meadow. The farm of John Lippincott adjoined 
the larger tract on the south, and the 3|/2 acres of 
meadow were undoubtedly on the Manasquan, his 
neighbors all owning tracts of the same size there. 

On Oct. 3, 1689, he purchased from Martha 
Wearne, 1 30 acres in Springfield Township, Burling- 
ton County, which he sold to Henry Wells, on Jan. 
7, 1701-2. 

The records of the Society of Friends credit him 
with thirteen children, twelve of whom are mention- 
ed in his will, one as an expected child. Children 

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(first wife) : 

2. John, b. Jan. 1 1, 

3. Hannah, b. Aug. 25, 16 — . 

4. EHzabeth, b. May 1 , 1 68 — . 

5. William, b. May 15, 1689. 

6. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1692. 

7. George, b. Aug. 1 9, 1 694. 
Children (second wife) : 

8. Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1 700, d. 1 700. 

9. Deborah, b. Feb. 11, 1702; d. Feb. 3, 
175 7. 

10. Joseph, b. Jan. 14, 1704-5. 

11. Benjamin, b. June 31, 1707; d. Aug. 11, 
1739. 

12. Timothy, b. Feb. 10, 1710; d. Jan. 23. 
1733. 

13. Dinah, b. Nov. 17, 1712. 

14. Jacob, the expected child, b. Aug. 8 1715. 
1715. 

2. John Corlies married Naomi Edwards, 
daughter of Abijah and Elizabeth. Abijah's will 
was dated Jan. 17, 1714-15, and was proved Feb. 
24, 1714-15. This document mentioned the chil- 
dren of John Corlies. 

On March 2, 1743, the records of the Men's 
Monthly Meeting note that John was "to be visited 
for drinking to excess." His first wife evidently 
died previous to Oct. 4, 1 756, on which date he de- 
clared his intention of marrying Patience Tilton. 

Children : 
1 5. James. 
16. John. 

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1 7. Elizabeth. 

3. Hannah Corlies married Nov. 1 8, 1 702, 
Henry Allen, and died Jan. 15, 1712. 

4. Elizabeth Corlies married, William Brind- 
ley, and died Nov. 1 9, 1 704. 

5. Wiliam Corlies married, Nov. 13, 1731, 
Sarah Wing. 

6. Mary Corlies, written "alias Allen" in the 
records relating to the proving of the will of Sarah 
Reape, Mar. 29, 1716. She married David, son of 
Jedediah Allen whose will was made Feb. 1 8, 1 724- 
5 and was proved Apr. 8, 1 725. 

9. Deborah Corlies, recorded as "Deborah 
Corleis Jr.," married, Oct. 12, 1728, Walter Har- 
bort, Jr., of Shrewsbury. 

1 0. Joseph Corlies married Margaret, , 

who died Feb. 26, 1 798, aged about 89 years. Jos- 
eph died Jan. 26, 1 784. 

Children : 

18. Lydia, b. June 20,1731; m. Apr. 22, 
I 752, William Cook, of Shrewsbury. 

19. Timothy, b. Nov. 5, 1735-6; d. Oct. 7. 
1804. His wife, Lydia b. Sept. 4, 1755; d. aged 
68 years, 1 1 months. 

20. Deborah, b. Oct. 17, 1739. 

21. Hannah, b. July 9, 1741. 

22. Margaret, b. Feb. 5, 1746; m. May 21, 

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1 767, Thomas Curtis. 

1 1. Benjamin Corlies married. May 24, 1 732, 
at the home of his mother, Mary Jackson, of Shrews- 
bury. 

1 3. Dinah Corlies married Oct. 1 9. 1 734, Brit- 
ton White, their intention of marrying being noted in 
the records of the Men's Monthly Meeting Septem- 
ber 4, and Oct. 2, 1734. 

14. Jacob Corlies married, Oct. 22, 1737, 
Sarah White. He died Dec. 1 8. 1 767. 

Children: 

23. Britan or Briton, b. Sept. 27, 1738; d. 
Nov. 31, 1816. 

24. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1 740. 

25. Benjamin, b. Mar. 2, 1742; d. Sept., 
1806. 

26. Abigail, b. Mar. 2, 1 744. 

27. John, b. Dec. 2, 1745-6; d. Apr. 30, 
1746. 

28. Peter, b. May 23, 1 747; d. Nov. 2 1 , 1833. 

29. George, b. Feb. 18, 1749; d. Dec. 1. 
1816. 

30. Jacob, b. Apr. 24. 1 75 1 ; d. June 1 3, 
1751. 

31. Jacob, b. Apr. 1. 1755; d. Dec. 25, 1841. 

32. Sarah, b. June 20. 1758. 

1 6. John Corlies. son of John and his wife, 
Naomi Edwards. The records of the Friends con- 
cerning this John are rather curious. On October 

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2, 1 734, Wilber Lippincott and Frances Stout an- 
nounced their intention of marrying. November 
6, 1 734, Wilber Lippincott and John Corlies, Jr., an- 
nounced their intention of marrying. December 3, 
1 734, it was "reported Wilber Lippincott and John 
Corlies, Jr., married orderly." October 10, 1734, 
John Corlies, Jr., and Zilpha Wilbe announced their 
intention of marying. Zilpha Wilbe is called Zil- 
pha White in the actual marriage record, dated Dec- 
ember 24, I 734. 

1 7. Elizabeth Corlies married, July 25, 1 735, 
Richard Fitz Randolph. They expressed their first 
intention of marrying on June 4, 1 735, and the rec- 
ords of the Men's Monthly Meeting, Shrewsbury, 
contain the record — "1 735 6 d. 8 m. Richard Ran- 
dolph and Elizabeth Corlies married in an orderly 
way. 

23. Briton, Brittan or Brittain Corlies married, 
first, Jan. 10, 1 765, Ann White, of Shrewsbury. He 

married, second, Sarah , who died July 28, 

1833, aged 76 years, 4 months and 3 days. Briton 
died October 31, 1816, age 77 y. 11 m. 64 d. 

Children (first wife) : 

33. David, and — 

34. Lydia, twins, b. Oct. 9, I 765. 

35. Sarah, b. Sept. 26, 1 767. 
Children (second wife) : 

36. Ann, b. July 16, 1781 ; d. Sept. 26, 1836. 

37. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1783; m. Dec. 14. 
1815, William Widdifield of Philadelphia. 

38. Briton, b. July 12, 1784; d. May 22, 

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1788. 

39. Deborah, b. Apr. 7, 1787; d. July 16, 
1790. 

40. Briton, b. May 22, 1 789 ; d. July 25. 
1840. Lived in Philadelphia. 

41. Joseph, b. July 3, 1791; d. Oct. 26. 
1 860. Lived in New York. 

42. Jacob, b. Mar. 20, 1793; d. Nov. 17. 
1 864. Lived in Philadelphia. 

43. Benjamin W., b. Feb. 9, 1 797; d. May 24. 
1884. 

25. Benjamin Corlies, son of Jacob, married. 
May 20, I 773, Deborah Parker, who died January 
1. 1828. 
Children: 

44. Mary, b. Apr. 18, 1774. 

45. Sarah, b. Oct. 19, 1775; m. April 16. 
1812, Joseph Allen ;d. July 22. 1849. 

46. William, b. Mar. 30, 1777. 

47. Jacob, b. July 15, 1779; d. July 31. 
185 3. 

48. Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1781. Probably 
the Elizabeth Corlies who married George A. White. 
Oct. 17, 1805. 

49. Deborah, b. Nov. 7, 1783; d. Jan. 7. 
1853. 

50. Phebe, b. Sept. 3, 1786; d. Aug. 29. 
1862. 

51. Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1793. 

28. Peter Corlies, son of Jacob, married, April 
14, 1774, Margaret Tucker, who died Mar. 23, 
1835. 

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Children: 

52. John, b. Nov. 4, 1775; d. Feb. 22. 185 3. 

5 3. Peter, b. July 30, 1 778; d. Jan. 23, 1846. 

54. Jacob, b. Aug. 15, 1 781 ; d. Mar. 5, 1 782. 

55. Phebe, Apr. 1, 1783; d. Mar. 26, 1847. 

56. Leah, b. Nov. 2 7, 1 786; d. Apr. 2, 1870. 
5 7. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1789; d..Sept. 2, 1866. 
58. Edward Pennington, b. Apr. 22, 1 793; d. 

July 28, 185 7. 

29. George Corlies married Patience , 



who died April 11, 1816. George died December 
1, 1816. 

Children: 

59. Benjamin, b. Aug. 19, 1775. 

60. Jacob, b. April 8, 1778. 

61. Joseph, b. Feb. 21, 1780; d. Sept. 6, 
1781. 

62. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1781. 

63. Joseph, b. Oct. 5, 1 784. 

64. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 1787; m. Mar. 12, 1818. 
Dobel Baker, of Philadelphia. 

3 1 . Jacob Corlies, son of Jacob, believed to 
have been the "Jacob Corlies Jr.," who married, at 
Christ Church, Shrewsbury, May 20, 1824, Mrs. 
Hannah Ustick. Hannah's dates are given as born 
1779, died 185 3, in the church records, but her 
tombstone says born, September 11, 1 778, died 
July 1 7, 1 869. 

43. Benjamin W. Corlies, son of Briton, lived 
at Eatontown. He married Miriam, daughter of 

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Tylee and Elizabeth Williams. Miriam was born 
October 8. I 797. and died October II, 1876. 

Children: 

65. Tylee, b. Sept. 5, 1823; d. Nov. 4, 1893. 

66. Edward, b. Mar. 15, 1826; d. Nov. 21. 
1856. 

67. Francis, b. June 25, 1827; d. Apr. 17, 
1897. Lived in Asbury Park. 

68. Sarah, b. Jan. 26, 1830. 

69. Susan H., b. Oct. 16, 1832; d. Nov. 21. 
1856. 

70. Eliza H.. b. Sept. 4. 1836. 

SOME DISCONNECTED CORLIES RECORDS 

101. Jacob Corlies, b. Feb. 5. 1 802 ; d. May 20, 
1859. Christ Churchyard. 

102. Margaret J. Corlies, wife of Edmund W. 
Corlies, d. Oct. 14, 185 7, aged 26 years, 6 months. 

103. Phebe Corlies died July 25, 1860, aged 
76 years. Christ Churchyard. 

1 04. Charity, wife of John T. Corlies, daughter 
of Richard WyckofT and Hannah White. Born 
1803. Wyckoff Bible. 

105. Margaret Corlies d. Nov. 10, 1779. 
Christ Churchyard. 

1 06. Elizabeth Corlies and Jacob Hance, m. 
Feb. 8, 1759. 

107. Hannah Corlies of Shrewsbury m. Oba- 
diah Tilton of Middletown, Jan. 20, 1 763. 

1 08. William Corlies m. Mary Woolley, Sept. 
17, 1767. 

1 09. Sarah Corlies and John Rively, of King- 

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sessing, Philadelphia (Sarah, of Shrewsbury) m. 
Sept. 3, 1 794. 

110. Sarah Corlies, of Shrewsbury, and Sam- 
uel Haydock, of Philadelphia, m. Sept. 1 3, 1 804. 

111. Asher Corlies of Rumson, m. Rachel, 
daughter of John Hance and Catherine Wapels. 
John and Catherine were married Jan. 1 3, 1 760. 
The children of Asher and Rachel were: 

112. Hannah, b. Nov. 14, 1790. 

1 1 3. Arthur, b. Apr. 7, 1 792. Hance Bible 
record. 

1 1 4. George A. Corlies d. Dec. 4, 1 866, aged 
75 years, 1 days. 

115. Phebe Allen, daughter of Joseph and 
Elizabeth, wife of George A. Corlies was b. Novem- 
ber 22, 1791, and d. Jan. 7, 1863. She was two 
days older than her husband, w^ho was b. Nov. 24, 
1791. 

1 1 6. Hannah Corlies, daughter of George A. 
and Phebe, was b. May 20, 1810, and died Sept. 5, 
1896. 

CORLIES MARRIAGE LICENSES. 

Exercise Corless of Monmouth and William 
Shinn of Burlington, June 6, I 739. 

Mary Corlies of Monmouth and Joshua Bond, of 
Burlington, June 2, 1 745. 

Elizabeth Corlis and Thomas Cox, both of 
Shrewsbury, Sept. 20, 1 749. 

Elizabeth Curlis and Jonathan Herbert, both of 
Monmouth, Dec. 30, 1 760. 

Hannah Curlis and Ebenezer Wardell, both of 
Monmouth, Sept. 2 7, 175 3. 

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Jane Curlis and John Wilgus, both of Mon- 
mouth, Mar. 16, 1744-5. 

Mehitabel Curlis and Caleb Shinn, both of Mon- 
mouth, Jan. 2, 1 739. 

John Corlies and Elizabeth Burden, both of 
Monmouth, Jan. 28, 1 767. 

Timothy Corlies and Hannah Williams, both of 
Monmouth, July 14, 1762. 

Uriah Corlies of Monmouth and Anna Dunham 
of Amboy, June 22, I 752. 

George Corlis and Margaret Watson, both of 
Salem, Dec. 21, 1762. 

John Corlis of Monmouth and Rachel White, 
May 31. 1779. 

Samuel Corlis and Elizabeth Bills, both of Mon- 
mouth, Aug. 1 7, 1 745. 

William Corliss of Burlington and Ann Cox of 
Middlesex, June 3, 1756. 

Jacob Corliss of Salem and Deborah Stretch, 
Mar. 28, 1791. 

William Corliss and Ann Davis both of Burling- 
ton, July 13, 1767. 



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THE POTTER FAMILY. 

1. Thomas Potter, of Rhode Island, Jan. 20, 
1687-8, obtained a patent for several tracts "at 
Dale." The largest of these plots consisted of 580 
acres between the lands of Samuel White on the 
south and Francis Jeffereys on the north, from the 
sea on the east, to the barren land on the west. One 
tract, 92 acres, lay on the south bank of Whale 
Pond Brook, extended west to the barren lands, 
east to Francis Jeffereys' land which lay on the 
shore south of Whale Pond. A road to the sea 
formed the south boundary. Another tract lay in 
the barren lands, 500 acres, a spot impossible to lo- 
cate at this time. 

Thomas married twice. Ann or Anna, his first 
wife, born on Rhode Island, deeded with her hus- 
band. Mar. 18, 1692-3, to Mary, daughter of Adam 
Channelhouse, 500 acres in Philadelphia County, 
Pennsylvania. Ann died before 1 698, as in Dec- 
ember of that year, Thomas, with his wife Sarah, 
deeded 200 acres south of the "Nawsinks" river to 
John Bickley, Sr., of New York. On Sept. 24, 
1 693 Thomas deeded a lot on the north side of Saw- 
mill Brook, and 2 acres on the south side, to Nathan- 
iel Leonard. 

The patent for the Potter lands at Deal was dat- 
ed 1687-8, but Thomas had been living there for 
some years previous, the fact proved by his deed. 
May 12, 1683, to John Jerson (Ireson), "of Rhoad 
Island near Boston, fellmonger," in which he styled 
himself "of Deale, Planter." The land sold to Ire- 

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son was 500 acres in Fenwick's Colony, as per bill of 
sale dated "I 679, 24th d. 2nd m.", which called for 
500 acres on "Cohanzey Neck." John Ireson sold 
this land, Nov. 16, 1685, describing it "on Shrews- 
bury Neck" on the "River Cesaria alias Chohanzey." 
Thomas Potter was born in 1630, this date be- 
ing deduced from an affidavit he made on Sept. 1 I , 
1 700, concerning the boundaries of Poplar Swamp 
near Deal, wherein he gave his age as "about 70." 
His will was dated Nov. 1 , 1 704, he writing himself 
"of Freehold." The inventory of his personal es- 
tate footed ninety-eight pounds, three shillings and 
six pence, which sum included the value of a negro 
man, thirty pounds. He died Dec. 1 0, 1 704. 
Sarah died Feb. 1, 1694 according to the Friends' 
Records, so the deed before mentioned, 1 698, must 
have been the consumation of a sale made before 
Feb. 1, 1694. 

Children : 

2. Ephraim. 

3. Mary, m. John Woolley. 

4. Thomas. 

5. Elizabeth. 

POTTER'S CAVE. 

The first settlers in New Jersey built caves where- 
in they lived until more pretentious dwellings were 
erected. These caves were dug some three or four 
feet into the ground, walls were built making them 
about three feet above the surface, and boughs were 
laid across the top on which sods and soil were 
thrown until the whole gave the appearance of a 

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solid mound of earth with one entrance, and a hole 
in the roof for the smoke. Such a residence as this 
was built by Thomas Potter on his farm, next to the 
Drummond farm. Thomas erected his cave in and 
on a marl bank bordering on Hogswamp creek. He 
was a blacksmith, according to tradition, and after 
his house was built, the cave became his w^orkshop. 
About 1 860, Edwin Woolley, a descendant of Tho- 
mas Potter, while digging marl on the old farm, 
struck the site of his ancestor's cave, and dug there- 
from a hammer, tongs and other implements, in well 
preserved condition. 

2. Ephraim Potter, of Shrewsbury, gentleman, 
living at Deal, made his will Dec. 21, 1716, and 
died before April 15, 1717, when it was proved. 
The inventory of his personal estate, value seventy- 
four pounds, nine shillings, six pence, included one 
silver spoon. 

Ephraim married Sarah , who was born 

May 20, 1 669 and who died Sept. 6, 1 7 1 5. In his 
will, Dec. 21, 1716, he mentioned his wife, Mary, 
who was his second wife by whom he expected to 
have a child. 

Children : 

6. Thomas, b. Dec. 1 8, 1 689. 

7. Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1 690. 

8. Ann, b. Feb. 1, 1693. 

9. Ephraim, b. Sept. 30, 1 694. 

10. Nicolas, b. July 19, 1697. 

11. Martha, b. June 22, 1699. 

12. John, b. Jan. 24, 1700-1. 

13. Cattron (Catherine), b. July 23, 1702. 

14. Abraham, b. Feb. 1, 1704. 

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1 5. Amos. b. Aug. 2 3. 1 705 ; d. Jan. 9. 1 705-6. 

16. Preserve, b. Dec. 22, 1706. 

17. Leah, b. Jan. 6, 1707. 

18. Joseph, b. June 8, 1709-10; m. June 17, 
1 736, Rebecca Champlice. 

1 9. Expected child, b. after Dec. 21, 1716. 
In his will, Ephraim does not mention Amos, 
Thomas or Mary, but mentions Marcey (or Mercy), 
probably meaning Mary, and Jackson, neither given 
in the Friends' Records with the list of his children. 
It is probable that one of his daughters married a 
Jackson and was called by her married name. In 
1723, Jan. 3, John witnessed the will of Nicholas 
Broun "of Menahockin." Volume 1, Friends' Rec- 
ords states that Ephraim, No. 2, was born "24 d., 6 

m., ," the year being undecipherable, and 

gives the date of his death at 1717. 

4. Thomas Potter, of Freehold, yeoman, living 
at Deal, made his will Feb. 9, 1715-16, which was 
proved Feb. 9, 1715-16. He married Margaret 

, who was his sole heiress, excepting "Eph- 

ren Poter," his brother who received a small legacy. 
He mentioned his "home farm" of 1 75 acres. 

18. Joseph Potter married June 17, 1736, Re- 
becca Champlice, and second, Abigaill . 

Children (by first wife) : 

20. Jacob, b. Feb. 2 3, 1737. 

21. James, b. Sept. 20, 1738. 

22. Catherine, b. Nov. 28. 1740-1. 

23. Peter, b. Mar. 20, 1743. 

24. Abigail, b. Mar. 20, 1 745. 

25. Rebecca, b. Sept. 18, 1747; m. Aug. 13. 

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1 767, James Williams. 

26. Sarah, b. Oct. 30, 1 749; m. Oct. I 7, 1 776, 
Edmund Lafetra. 

Children (by second wife) : 

27. Daniel, b. May 25, 1756. 

28. Lydia, b. Feb. 2, 1 758; m. June 26, 1 777. 
Peter Wolcott. 

29. Joseph, b. Apr. 27, 1760. 



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THE CHAMBERS FAMILY. 

1 . John Chambers, of Whitby, Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, came to New Jersey before 1678, in which 
year he was living in Shrewsbury. He signed his 
will Aug. 13, 1687, which document was proved 
Dec. 2 7, 1687, letters of administration being 
granted to Mary, his wife, April 12, 1688. He set- 
tled on Rumson Neck, and owned land there and on 
Shark River, and a tract between the lands of Peter 
White and Robert Lacock. John Chambers was a 
joiner by trade. 

Mary Chambers, John's widow, obtained a pat- 
ent, dated June 23, 1696, for 60 acres between 
"Portupeck" and a branch of the Shrewsbury River, 
which tract she deeded to her son, Richard, Oct. 1 5, 
1 700. 

On Sept. 22, 1694, Lewis Mattix (Maddocks or 
Mattox) surrendered all of his property to Mary in 
return for her promise to supply him with "cloth- 
ing, meat, drink," etc., until his death. On Oct. 1 8, 
1 694, he made a will leaving Mary his sole heiress. 
This document was proved July 15, 1695. 

Children: 

2. John, b. Whitby, Yorkshire, 21st . 

3. Richard, b. London, St. Martins, 3rd of 1 1 



m. 



4. Mary, b. Shrewsbury, April 5, 167 — . 

5. William b. July 21, 167—, d. Aug. 22, 
1679. 

6. Susannah, b. July 7, 1680; d. July 13, 

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1680. 

7. Thomas b. Aug. 18, 1681. 

8. Hannah, b. Mar. 3, 1 684. 

2. John Chambers owned land on the south 
side of Shark River Brook next to the property of 
Hannaniah Gilford for which he received a patent 
May 10, 1688, 50 acres, the brook bounding it on 
the north with the property of Stephen West on the 
west. In 1693 he owned land on the Shrewsbury, 
and June 2 7, 1694, as John Chambers, "of Rariton, 
Somerset county," he deeded 14 acres at Piscata- 
way. On May 28, 1 702, Robert Burnet deeded 
him a lot in Monmouth County. Oct. 1 3, 1 729, he 
witnessed the will of Israel Rikey of Somerset Coun- 
ty, and Dec. 24, 1 728, he and his son, John, wit- 
nessed the will of Robert Stiles, of Chester Town- 
ship, Burlington County. 

3. Richard Chambers, "mariner, of Shrews- 
bury," made his will June 23, 1 731, and mentioned 
in it only his wife Ann. In the deed from his moth- 
er, Oct. 15, 1 700, his trade was given as "cooper." 
Ann Chambers, Richard's wife, was mentioned in 
the will of Priscilla Hearce, Jan. 11, 1720-1. In 
this testament Richard was named executor, John, 
his brother signed as witness, and Andria, probably 
John's wife, was mentioned. 

7. Thomas Chambers made his will Nov. 26, 
1 72 7, which was proved Dec. 14, of that year. He 
mentioned his "home farm on Shark River," his bro- 
ther, John, and his brother-in-law, William Exceene. 

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Children (with others unknown.) : 

9. John. 
1 0. Edmund. 
1 1 . Thomas. 

8. Hannah Chambers, Feb. 21, 1711-12, wit- 
nessed the will of Nicholas Broun, he then living on 
the banks of the Shrewsbury. 

12. Vallaria Chambers m., Aug. 17, 1752, 
Urizih Lippincott. 

1 3. Ann Chambers m., at Christ Church, 
Shrewsbury, June 3, 1 749, Johannes N'Cine. 

14. Benjamin Chambers m., Christ Church, 
Dec. 7, 1 766, Deborah Gifford. 

15. Elizabeth Chambers, bap. Christ Church, 
Mar. 9, 1739-40. 



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THE DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT MORRIS 
OF SHARK RIVER. 

Robert Morris (No. 2), believed to have been 
the son of John Morris (No. 1), the latter Hving 
west of Hamilton in 1 750, the former near Glendola 
after the Revolution and probably previous thereto, 
owned land about five miles west of Asbury Park. 
The tract is now owned by Arthur Brisbane. Both 
Robert and John were Tories, and their lands were 
confiscated by the Continental government and sold 
at Tinton Falls, April 5, 1779. Despite the fact 
that Roberts' sympathies were for the British, sev- 
eral curious traditions have gathered about his mem- 
ory. Some of his descendants claim he was the 
Robert Morris of the Revolution, the financier with- 
out whose assistance the colonies would never have 
gained their independence. A recent history of 
the Glendola church mentions his being often seen 
in the neighborhood riding an old white horse pre- 
sented to him by General Washington. There is no 
doubt in the mind of the compiler of this work as to 
the origin of this family, and future investigations, 
the results of which will be printed in another vol- 
ume, will doubtless show the descent to be from 
Lewis Morris, of Shrewsbury, son of Richard, and 
nephew of Colonel Lewis Morris, of New York. 

Feb. 10, 1 762, a Robert Morris, of Shrewsbury, 
obtained a license to marry Elizabeth Ellison. Lat- 
er, Jan. 9, 1 766, a Robert Morris married Content 
Dunham. The only Robert Morris living in Shrews- 
bury at the time and of marriageable age was Rob- 

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ert, of Shark River, and therefor, it may be presum- 
ed that Elizabeth was his first wife. Content, his sec- 
ond. With other children (?), Robert had issue: 

3. Samuel Morris, born Aug. 25, 1770, who 
died Aug. 8, 185 3. Samuel was married by the 
Rev. Henry Lafada, Nov. 1 6, 1 794, to Catherine 
Bennett, who was born Jan. 11, 1777, and who died 
Feb. 2 7, 1850. They lived near Hamilton, then 
Shark River Village and Trap. 

Children : 

4. Robert, b. Feb. 1 4, 1 796. 

5. James B., b. Mar. 18, 1797. 

6. Mary, b. July 10, 1799. 

7. Jeremiah B., b. Apr. 19, 1801. 

8. Lydia, b. Mar. 15, 1803. 

9. Content, b. May 16, 1805. 

10. Samuel, b. Sept. 15, 1807. 

11. John B.. b. Nov. 3, 1809; d. Sept. 18, 
1810. 

12. Catharine, b. Aug. 13, 1811; d. July 31, 
1826. 

13. Joseph, b. Sept. 10, 1814. 

1 4. Adeline, b. Feb. 16, 1817. 

15. John Wesley, b. Dec. 10. 1818. 

The above dates of Samuel, his wife, and his 
children are all copied from the Morris Bible. The 
record of Catharine differs greatly from that on her 
headstone, which reads — "died July 30, 1826, aged 
1 1 years, 1 1 months and 1 7 days." Were the stone 
correct, she would have been born Aug. 13, 1814. 
Mary m. Samuel Hurley; Lydia m. John Hall, and d. 
June 25. 1878; John Hall d, Oct. 10. 1878, aged 71 

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years, 17 days; Content m. Thomas Sutphen, of 
Colt's Neck; Adeline m. Daniel Woolley, of Long 
Branch. 

4. Robert B. Morris married Rebecca, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Youmans. Rebecca was born Apr. 
23, 1801, and died Apr. 8, 1868. Robert died 
July 12, 1872. 

Children: 

16. Samuel Y., b. June 29, 1822. 

17. Jane, b. 1826. 

18. JohnF., b. 1827. 

19. Bennett, b. Sept. 7, 1829. 

20. Miriam, b. 1831. 

21. Jeremiah B.. b. 1834. 

22. Catherine R., b. 1839. 

23. Elizabeth (Betsy) A., b. 1841. 

24. Alfred T.,b. 1845. 
2 5 . George. 

Jane m. Hurley; Miriam m. 

Hurley; Catherine m. Casner; Elizabeth m. 

Tilton; Bennett m. Amelia ; George 

m. Anna Stout. Bennett d. May 28, 185 1. 

5. James B. Morris married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Youmans. He died May 17, 1881. 
Hannah died May 4, 1851, aged about 56 years, 
having been born May 12, 1795. 

Children: 

26. Jonathan Y., b. Oct. 17, 1820. 

27. Hannah, m. Daniel Hagerman, Co. K, 
29th N. J. Infantry. 

28. Edgar. 

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7. Jeremiah B. Morris mariied Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jonathan Youmans. He died Sept. 8, 
1867. 

Children: 

29. Catherine, d. in infancy. 

30. Mary Ann, b. July 15, 1823. 

31. Henry Y., b. June 11, 1826; m. Susan 
Allen. 

32. Abraham R, b. Mar. 21. 1828. 

33. Britton B., b. June 23, 1830. 

34. Emmeline D., b. May 2. 1832. 

35. Martha Jane, b. June 4, 1834. 

36. Hannah M., b. May 24. 1836. 

37. Jeremiah C. b. June 5, 1840. 

38. George W., b. Mar. 28. 1843. 

39. Rebecca, b. Jan. 24. 1846. 

40. Robert C, b. June 28. 1 849. 

Mary Ann m. Dec. 23, 1843. William C. Shafto; 
Emmeline m. Charles Bennett; Hannah m.. Aug. 24, 
1863, De Witt C. Shafto; Rebecca m. Anthony 
Shafto. and d. 1911. 

1 0. Samuel Morris lived near Farmingdale. 
He married, first. Rhoda Van Marter, and removed 
to the far West, where, after the death of Rhoda. he 
married, second. Hannah Lincoln, said to have been 
a cousin of President Abraham Lincoln. 

1 3. Joseph B. Morris m. Eliza Jane, daughter 
of the Rev. Samuel Morrell. Joseph died Sept. 7, 
1869, aged 54 years, 1 1 months and 2 7 days. 

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Children : 


41. 


Catherine. 


42. 


Charles. 


43. 


William. 


44. 


Joseph. 


45. 


Lafayette. 


46. 


Alonzo. 


47. 


Emma. 


48. 


Eliza Jane, d. June 26, 1864, aged 19 y, 


m. 14 d. 


49. 


Mary, d. June 2, 1852, aged 2 y. 10 m. 


50. 


Eveline, d. Feb. 19, 185 3, aged 1 3 m. 4 d, 



15. John Wesley Morris married Rebecca, 
daughter of Henry Youmans, a son of Jonathan 
Youmans. This couple removed to the West, tak- 
ing several children with them. 

1 6. Samuel Youmans Morris married Cathe- 
rine Sexton, who was born Mar. 21, 1826 and who 
died Apr. 20, 1890. Samuel died Mar. 25, 1891. 

Children : 

5 1 . Robert H. 

52. Daniel, m. Adeline . 

5 3. Rebecca. 

54. George, m. a daughter of Hubbard Wool- 

55. Sadie. 



ley, 



1 8. John F. Morris married Sarah Ann Tilton, 
who was born Sept. 7, 1829 and who died May 28, 
1851. John lives (1914) near Farmingdale with 
his son John. 

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Children : 




56. 


Sarah. 




5 7. 


George, of Glendola. 


58. 


John H. 




21. 


Jeremiah B. 


Morris. 


Children : 




59. 


Hubbard. 




60. 


Ella. 




61. 


Torgana. 





22. Catherine R. Morris married Cas- 

ner, and had three sons, Holmes, Frank and James 
Casner. 

24. Alfred T. Morris married Mary Elizabeth 
Bartow, who died Dec. 9, 1 888, aged 4 1 years, 1 1 

days. He married second, E J 

Is now (1914) living west of Belmar. 



Child 


Iren: 


62. 


Charles H. 


63. 


Robert F. 


64. 


Emma V. 


65. 


Andrew T. 


66. 


Edward L. 



26. Jonathan Youmans Morris died Jan. 30, 
1 906. He married Caroline Springstein, who was 
born in 1829 and who died in 1911. 

Child: 

67. Abraham S.. b. Dec. 4. 1849; d. Aug. 14, 
1850. 

32. Abraham Havens Morris, late of Hamil- 

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ton, was born Mar. 21, 1828. He married Eliza- 
beth Ann, daughter of Abraham Garrabrant, and 
died in 1913, having passed an interesting and 
eventful life. In 1 85 7, he was a juror at the trial 
of James P. Donnelly, tried (and convicted) for 
the murder of Albert S. Moses at the Sea View 
House, Highlands, New Jersey. Owing to criticism 
of judge and jury, in 1 886, Mr. Morris wrote and 
caused to be printed in Freehold in 1887 a com- 
plete history of the trial and execution, a work of 
32 pages. 

Children : 

68. Elwood Brooks. 

69. Nathan C. 

70. Anna A., m. Jacob, son of David White. 
7 1 . Sarah Eliza, m. Joseph Halsey. 

72. Mary Eva, m. William F. Parker. 

73. Lottie. 

33. Britton B. Morris died Aug. 31, 1902. He 
married Catherine R., daughter of William Hurley. 
Catherine was born June 21, 1833, and died Sept. 
22, 1913. 

Children : 

74. William, m. Jennie, daughter of George 
Shafto. 

75. Hutson, m. Lillie, daughter of James Simp- 
son. 

76. Atlanta, married William Angelo, of Her- 
bertsville. 

37. Jeremiah C. Morris married Rhoda, 
daughter of the Rev. William B. Van Leer and Abi- 

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gail Lee, his wife. 

38. George W. Morris married, April 2, 1871, 
Mary Isabell, daughter of John Shafto. 

40. Robert C. Morris married Angeline (Lina) 
Garrison. 

42. Charles Morris, of Belmar. 
Children : 

77. Russell. 

78. Lester. 

79. Wyant. 

68. Elwood Brooks Morris married Annie 
Hurley. 

Children: 

80. Millie, m. Frederick King. 

8 1 . Clarence, of Glendola, m. Nettie Van 
Burnt. 

82. Nola. 

69. Nathan C. Morris married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Ely Shafto. 

Children : 

83. Archie H. 

84. John Ely. 

85. Estelle, m. Harry Grover. 

86. Emma. 

87. Ida. 

88. Nettie. 

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THE DRUMMOND FAMILY. 

There were two Drummonds among the first 
twenty-four proprietors of East New Jersey. They 
w^ere James Drummond, Earl of Melfort and of 
Perth, and John Drummond, of Lundine, Hundy 
and Preston Pans, Scotland, Treasurer Deputy to 
that kingdom, made proprietors by the patent of 
James, Duke of Yorke, Mar. 16, 1682-3. John 
of Lundine, was a brother of Gavin, Gawen, Gaw- 
ine, Gavine or Gavin Drummond, of Edinburgh, 
Scotland, and of Locharbour in East New Jersey. 
John Drummond, was the father of Robert, of Loch- 
arbour, of Grissell, a daughter, and of a son, John. 
What relationship the Earl of Perth bore to Gavin 
is not known as the latter is not mentioned in the 
Scottish Peerage, but Lundin or Lundine is spoken 
of as a place of residence of the family of the Earls 
of Perth, the noble Drummonds of Scotland. 

John, of Lundine, sold to his brother, Gavin, 500 
acres of his 1-24 share of East New Jersey on Feb. 
20-1, 1682-3, before the patent was issued by the 
Duke of Yorke, and when Gavin made his choice 
of land, the farm on Hogswamp Creek (the prop- 
erty now (1914) owned by Colonel Harvey) and 
Wanamassa formed the principal tracts of his 500 
acres. 

Gavin came to America on the ship "Shield," 
and brought with him a servant, Peter Bury. He 
died in 1 724, but before then held several import- 
ant offices, one of which was clerk of the Court of 
Sessions. In I 701 he wrote an account of the res- 
cue by the people of Middletown of a prisoner, one 

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Moses Butterworth, a confessed pirate, who had sail- 
ed with Captain William Kidd on his last voyage. 
The people not only rescued the prisoner, but kept 
the governor, justices, attorney general, clerk of the 
court (Gavin Drummond), and the under sheriff 
prisoners under guard from Mar. 25 to 29, to their 
great discomfort. 

Gavin was chief surveyor, and in the inventory 
of his estate, made at "Locherber" Aug. 2, 1 728, 
by John Chambers and Daniel Havens, was men- 
tioned a "pocot compas," a "pare of spectickles," 
and "seafarin instraments," meaning pocket com- 
pass, spectacles, and surveying instruments. 

Letters of administration were granted to Gav- 
in's eldest son, Gavin, jr., Aug. 31, 1 724. 

Gavin's children were mentioned in the will of 
Robert Drummond Feb. 6, 1 70?. 

1 . Gavin Drummond. 
Children : 

2. Gavin. 

3. John. 

4. Robert, m. Rebecca Edge; license Dec. 
24, 1732. 

5. Isabell. 

6. Sarra. 

7. Rebecka. 

8. James Drummond, brother of Gavin, No. 
1 , merchant in Preston Pans, Scotland. 

Children : 

9. Robert, will dated Feb. 6, 170?; proved 
Sept. 8, 1710. 

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10. John. 

11. Grisell. 

2. Gavin Drummond had a son: 

12. Gavin. 

12. Gavin Drummond lived on the old home- 
stead property on Hogswamp Creek. He married, 
license issued Mar. 21, 1759, Abigaill Knotts, and 
had three or more children. 

Issue (with others) : 

1 3. Caty, b. Oct. 11, 1 768; m. George Hunt, 
and d. Dec. 8, 1 794. 

14. John, b. Dec. 3, 1775. 

1 5. Gavin. 

14. John Drummond died Mar. 28, 1824. 

He married Hannah . 

Children : 

16. Rachel, b. 1803; d. 1880. 

17. Saydia. b. 1807; d. 1876. 

18. Peter, b. Apr. 1 6, 1809; d. Mar. 17. 
1880. 

19. Abigail, b. 1811; d. 1889. 

20. Thomas Jefferson, b. 1813; d. 1815. 

21. Elizabeth, b. 1815; d. 185 7. 

22. Cavin or Cavine. b. Mar. 22, 1822; d. Oct. 
12, 1849. 

Nos. 13, 14, 16, 17, 18. 19, 20, 21, 22, were 
all interred in the Drummond cemetery on the 
homestead farm on Hogswamp Creek. Also, in 
the same enclosure lies Ann Drummond, b. 1833; 
d. 1870. 

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An Elizabeth Drummond married Henry Schroe- 
der, and died June 2, 185 3, aged 38 years; and a 
Rachel Drummond, born Dec. 25, 1803, married 
Edmund West and died Sept. 23, 1880. Edmund 
was born Mar. 9, 1791. and died May 8, 1885. 
Elizabeth, Rachel, and their husbands were interred 
at Shrewsbury. There was also a Robert Drum- 
mond, born Aug. 28. 1 808. who died Sept. 1 . 1 862. 



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THE INDIAN MAIDEN 
A TRADITION OF WANAMASSA. 

This tale, handed down by the Drummonds, was 
first written for publication by Thomas Little, Esq., 
of Hartford. In its original form, the tradition was 
too lengthy to be included in this work and is there- 
for given briefly. 

Between the south and south central branches of 
Deal Lake, at Wanamassa, about where the Y. M. C. 
A. auditorium was later erected, lay a summer 
campsite favored by a band of Indians from the 
Delaware who annually left their winter quarters 
and summered near the sea shore. Here they gath- 
ered clams and oysters which they dried for con- 
sumption during the cold months when fresh food 
was difficult to secure. Both of the above mention- 
ed bivalves were plentiful in Deal Lake at that time, 
and of a large size seldom seen now^, judging by 
specimens found spread over the Indian graves in 
the vicinity. 

Fate, one day, left to care for the camp, a girl, 
Nissima, daughter of an infirm widow^ w^ho had been 
left behind when the band departed for the coast. 
Fate, again busy, so ordered it that one Gavin Drum- 
mond, a young surveyor, left his party, who were 
at work on the land later occupied by the Holly- 
wood Hotel near Long Branch, and with gun for 
game and a liquor flask for his inward comfort, he 
wandered far afield and found Nissima alone. 

The liquor had done its work, and Gavin insult- 
ed the girl who defended herself with a knife. The 
Indians were heard approaching camp, and Gavin, 

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becoming sobered by his peril, fled into the under- 
brush keeping a large oak between him and the ap- 
proaching men, the girl permitting him to escape 
unhindered. 

Some years later, Gavin Drummond with his 
helpers was engaged in surveying what is now 
Wanamassa. He blazed the tree which had hidden 
his flight and began his survey from that spot. Mr. 
Little quoted from the records in Perth Amboy — 
"beginning at a large oak tree standing on the north 
bank of a branch of Great Pond, running thence as 
the magnetic needle pointed in 1 740," etc., which 
quotation gives the impression that the first survey 
of Wanamassa was made in I 740, and that the 
Gavin of the tradition was the grandson of Gavin 
the settler and pioneer. It is the impression of the 
compiler that the legend relates to the original Gav- 
in, judging from the inventory of his effects, which 
included surveying instruments, and from the Indian 
deed Apr. 6, 1687, Wanamasoa, Wallammassek- 
ciman and Waywinotunce, chief sachems, to "Gaw- 
en" Drummond for a tract "within the branches of a 
great pone (Great Pond or Deal Lake) called 
Ulikaquecks, (on the) N. Thomas Potter and Sam- 
uel White (on the) E. the pone, (on the) S. a brook 
(and on the) W. (a) line of marked trees." 

Some years after his first meeting with Nissima, 
Gavin visited the home of a cousin, a minister, who 
lived near the Delaware Water Gap. Here he 
found Nissima, who, having acquired an education, 
was installed in the clergyman's household, where 
she cared for and instructed the children. Gavin 
and Nissima were married, and they settled in Mon- 
mouth county. 

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INDEX. 

Allaire. Fanny. 22 ; Ella. 2 3. 24. 

Allardyce. Nellie C. 17. 

Allen. David. 5 3; Elizabeth. 38. 59; George, 38; 
Hannah. 53; Henry, 5 3; Jedediah. 5 3; Jonathan. 
9; Joseph. 56. 59; Judah. 19. 29; Mary. 5 3; 
Phebe, 59; Sarah, 56; Susan, 72. 

Angelo. Atlanta. 75 ; William. 75. 

Aumock. Charles A., 45; Jennie, 45. 

Baker. Dobel, 5 7; Mary 5 7. 

Barbour. Margaret. 33. 

Bartow. Mary Elizabeth, 74. 

Bennett. Catherine, 70; Charles, 72; Emmeline, 
72 ; Jeremiah, I 5 ; Marrian. 2 1 ; Mary. 1 5 ; Thom- 
as, 2 1 . 

Bickley. John, 6 1 . 

Bills. Elizabeth. 60. 

Boggs. James, 3. 

Bond. Joshua. 34, 59; Mary, 59; Ruth, 34. 

Borden. Hester, 33. 

Bowne. John, 2. 

Boyle. Rev. William, 2 3. 

Brant. Elizabeth, 47; Evelena. 47; Samuel. 47. 

Brindley. Elizabeth, 5 3; William, 5 3. 

Brinley. Jane. 2 I . 

Brisbane. Arthur, 69. 

Brower. Deborah, 43. 47; Elizabeth, 25. 

Broun. Hannah, 68; Nicholas, 8, 9, 18, 64, 68. 

Brown. Belle, 44; Elizabeth, 44; Halsted, 44; 
Hannah, 44; Henry, 44; Lizzie, 44, 47; Mary 44. 

Bruce. James, 5. 

Burden. Elizabeth. 60. 

Burnet. Robert. 67. 

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Bury. Peter, 77. 

Butterworth. Moses, 78. 

Campbell. Anthony, 4 1 . 

Casner. Catherine, 71, 74 ; Frank, 74 ; Holmes, 
74; James, 74. 

Chabert. Marie, 46; Victor, 46. 

Chambers. Andria, 67; Ann, 67, 68; Benjamin, 
68; Deborah, 68; Edmund, 68; Elizabeth, 68; 
Hannah, 67, 68; John, 31, 66, 67, 68, 78; Mary, 
66; Richard, 66, 67; Susannah, 66; Thomas, 9, 
67, 68; Vallaria, 68; William, 66. 

Champlice. Rebecca, 64. 

Chandler. Amos, 34; Asael, 3; Dorothy, 34. 

Channelhouse. Adam, 6 1 ; Mary, 6 1 . 

Chasey. Elias, 39 ; Lucy, 39. 

Cheshire. Ann, 32; J., 32. 

Clarke. Walter, 2. 

Clayton. William, 44. 

Cole. EHzabeth, 30. 

Cook. Allen, 1 7 ; Ebenezer, 34 ; Elizabeth, 32 ; 
Hannah, 34; Job, 34; Lydia, 5 3; Mary, 34; Sam- 
uel, 3; William, 32. 5 3. 

Corbet. alias "The Pine Boy," 16. 

Corlies, Corless, Curies, etc. Abigail, 54, 56; Ann, 
55, 56; Anna, 60; Arthur, 59; Asher, 59; Benja- 
min, 52, 54, 56, 57, (W.) 56, 57; Briton. Britan, 
Brittan or Brittain, 54, 55, 56, 5 7; Charity, 58; 
David, 55; Deborah. 51, 52, 5 3, 56, 60; Dinah, 
34, 36, 52, 54; Edmund W., 58; Edward, 58; 
Edward P., 5 7; Eliza H., 58; Elizabeth, 52, 53, 
54, 55, 56, 58. 59. 60; Elvira Vanity, 23, 25; 
Exercise, 51, 59; Francis, 58; George, 51, 52, 
54, 5 7, 60; George A., 59; Hannah, 52, 53, 5 7, 
58, 59, 60; Jacob, 34, 52. 54. 56. 57. 58. 60; 



James, 3, 52; Jane, 60; John, 52, 54, 55, 57, 60; 
John T., 58; Joseph, 52, 5 3, 56, 5 7; Leah, 5 7; 
Lydia, 5 3, 55; Margaret, 5 3, 56, 58. 60; Mar- 
garet J., 58; Mary, 52, 5 3, 54, 56, 5 7, 58, 59; 
Mehitabel, 60; Miriam, 5 7; Naomi, 52, 54; Pati- 
ence, 57; Peter, 54, 56, 57; Phebe, 56, 57, 58; 
Phebe A., 59; Rachel. 59. 60; Sarah, 34, 54, 55, 
56. 5 7, 58, 59; Samuel, 60; Susan H., 58; Thom- 
as, 52; Timothy, 52, 5 3, 60; Tylee, 58; Uriah, 
60; William, 52, 53, 56, 58. 60; Zilpha. 55. 

Cox. Ann. 60; Elizabeth, 59; Thomas, 59. 

Crawford. Esther, 39; Hester, 38, 39; William, 
38, 39. 

Curtis. Anne, 35 ; David, 32 ; Lydia, 32 ; Thomas, 
54. 

Davis. Ann, 60; John, 4; Nicholas, 2. 

Davison. Elizabeth, 49; Enoch P., 24; John, 49; 
Dr. Peter, 9. 

Day. Malcolm, 2 3; Rebecca. 23. 

Decou. Sarah. 38. 

Donahue. Elizabeth. 26; Joseph, 26. 

Donnelly. James P., 75. 

Dorset. Winfield, 44. 

Downing. Anne. 2 1 ; John. 2 1 . 

Drummond. Ann. 79; Abigaill and Abigail, 79; 
Caty, 79; Cavin, 79; Elizabeth, 79, 80; Gaven. 
Gavin, Gawen, Gawine, Gavine or Cavine, 1 1 , 
40, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82; Grissell, 77, 79; Hannah, 
79; Isabell, 78; James, 77, 78; John, 77. 78. 79; 
Melfort, Drummond, Earl of, 77; Nissima, 8 1 ; 
Perth, Drummond, Earl of, 77; Peter, 79; Rachel. 
79, 80; Rebecca, 78; Rebecka, 78; Robert, 77, 

78, 80; Sarra, 78; Saydia, 79; Thomas Jefferson, 

79. ' 

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Dunham. Anna, 60; Content, 69-70. 

Earley. Nancy, 38. 

Edwards. Abijah, 52; Elizabeth, 52; Naomi, 52, 
54. 

Ellison. EHzabeth, 69, 70. 

Ely. 14; John, 15, 16; Mary, 22. 

Emmons. Jacob, 3. 

Epworth. Edward, 2 1 ; Mary, 21. 

Exceene. William, 67. 

Eveleth. John, 39; Mary, 39. 

Fenton. Joseph, 27; Mary A. ,2 7. 

Fenwick. John 18. 

Fielder. Adell, 24; Atlanta E., 25; Delia, 24; El- 
bert O., 24. 

Fields. John. 1 7. 

Fity Randolph. Elizabeth, 55; Richard, 55. 

Forman. Phebe, 36. 

Fow^ler. Harriet, 26. 

Fredericks. Catherine, 46; Charles, 46. 

Garrabrant. Abraham, 15, 75; Elizabeth Ann, 75. 

Garrabrants. Jacob, 1 6. 

Garrison. Angeline or Lina, 76. 

Garwood. Elizabeth, 31, 32; Thomas, 31, 32. 

Gibbons. Richard, 2. 

Gifford. Deborah, 68; Jemima Annie, 45. 

Gilford. Hannaniah, 67. 

Githens. Elizabeth A., 26; John, 26. 

Goulding. William, 2. 

Graham. Mary, 43, 46. 

Gray. Amanda, 2 7. 

Green. Sarah, 9. 

Grover. Estelle, 76; Harry, 76; James, 2, 19. 

Hagerman. Caroline, 41; Catherine A., 44; Dan- 
iel, 7 1 ; Eliza, 4 1 ; George, 4 1 ; Hannah, 7 1 ; Jane, 



46. 

Hall. John, 70; Lydia. 70. 

Halsey. Joseph, 75. 

Hampton. John, 3. 

Hance. Ann, 35; Catherine, 59; Deborah, 51; 
Elizabeth, 5 1, 58; Isaac, 30; Jacob, 35, 58; John, 
51, 59; Rachel, 59. 

Hankinson. John, 3. 

Harbort. Deborah, 5 3; Walter, 53. 

Hartshorne. Hugh, 34; Margaret, 34. 

Harvey. Colonel, 77. 

Havens. Daniel, 78; Nicholas, 9. 

Haydock. Samuel, 59. 

Hearce, Hearst, Hearse or Harst. Priscilla, 19, 20, 
67; Thomas, 20. 

Herbert. Elizabeth, 59; Jonathan, 59. 

Hill. Seth, 30. 

Holmes. Abigail, 48; Obadiah, 2. 

Hornby. Clarabelle, 46. 

Howland. Asher, 15, 16; Cook, 16; Deborah. 40; 
Elizabeth, 47; Jesse, 40; Mereby, 40. 

Hubbard. James, 2. 

Hudson. Sir Henry, 1 . 

Hunt. George, 79. 

Hurley. Annie, 76; Austin, 27; Catherine R., 75; 
Delia, 2 7; Elwood, 24; Jane, 71 ; Mary, 70; Mir- 
iam, 71 ; Ora, 24; Samuel, 70; William, 75. 

Ireson. John, 61, 62. 

Irons. Florence, 24. 

Indians. Popomora, Mischacoing, Manavendo, 
Emerdesolsee, Checawsen, Shenhemun, Craman- 
scum, Winegermeen, Taplawappammund, Matta- 
maluckanick, page 2 ; Wallammassekaman, 82 ; 
Zawpachammund, Kackenham, Cattanoh, Nor- 

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chon, Qurrmeck, page 2 ; Waywinotunce, Wana- 

masoa, page 82 ; Houghame, Wayweenotan, Au- 

speakan, page 8; Nissima, 81, 82. 
Jackson. lona, 43; Mary, 54. 
Jefferson. Jane, 42 ; William W., 42. 
Jeffereys. Francis, 6 1 . 
Jerson. John, 61 . 

Johnson. Abraham, 45; James, 26; Mary, 26. 
Jones. Christopher, 40, 41; Deborah, 40, 41; 

Mary, 41. 
Jacobs. Capt., 6. 
Kerr. Isabel. 22; Robert, 22. 
Kidd. Capt. William, 78. 

King. Charles, 17; Frederick, 76; Millie, 76. 
Kisner. Bowman, 1 7. 
Knight. George, 25; Minerva, 25. 
Knotts. Abigaill, 79. 
Kummel. Henry B., 1 3. 
Kiker. Tobias, 3. 
Lacock. Robert, 66. 
Lafada. Rev. Henry, 70. 
Lafetra. Edmund, 65; Sarah, 65. 
Lawrence. William, 3. 
Lawyer. Etta, 45. 
Lee. Abigail, 76. 
Leonard. Nathaniel, 61. 
Lincoln. Abraham, 72; Hannah, 72. 
Lippincott. Ann, 33, 35, 38; Elizabeth, 30. 31, 
32 ; George. 35, 38 ; Jacob, 3 1 ; John. 38. 5 1 ; Jos- 
eph. 30. 32; Margaret. 33; Mary, 30, 31; Re- 
membrance, 33; Richard, 3, 30, 31 ; Thomas, 31 ; 

Uriah. 68; Vallaria, 68; Wilber, 55. 
Little. Thomas, 81, 82. 
Longstreet. Derric, 4. 

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Matlack. Isabella, 26; Samuel, 26. 

Mattix, Mattox or Maddocks. Lewis, 66. 

Melfort. Earl of, 77. 

Mills. Hannah, 33. 

Morgan. Capt. James, 6. 

Morrell. Eliza Jane, 72 ; Samuel, 72 ; Rev. Samuel 
H., 16. 

Morris. Abraham H., 50, 72, 74, 75; Abraham 
S., 74; Ada, 23; Adeline, 70, 73; Alfred T., 71, 
74; Alonzo, 73; Amelia, 71 ; Andrew T., 74; An- 
geline, 76; Anna, 50, 71, 75; Annie, 76; Archie 
H., 76; Atlanta, 75; Bennett, 71 ; Betsy, 71 ; Brit- 
ton B., 75; Caroline, 74; Catherine, 70, 72, 73; 
Catherine R., 71, 74, 75; Clarence, 76; Charles, 
73, 76; Charles H., 74; Content, 69, 70; Daniel, 
73; Edgar, 71; Edward L., 74; Eliza Jane, 72, 
73; Elizabeth, 69, 70; Elizabeth A., 71; Eliza- 
ebth Ann, 71 ; Ella, 74; Elwood Brooks, 75, 76; 
Emma, 73, 76; Emma V., 74; Emmeline D., 72; 
Estelle, 76; Eveline, 73; George, 71, 73, 74; 
George W., 23, 72, 76; Hannah, 2 3, 24, 71, 72; 
Hannah M., 72; Henry Y., 72; Hubbard, 74; 
Hutson, 75; Ida, 76; James B., 70, 71 ; Jane, 71 ; 
Jennie, 27; Jeremiah B., 15, 2 3, 24, 70, 71, 72, 
74; Jeremiah C, 72, 75 ; Joanna, 38; John, 3, 69; 
John B., 70; John Ely, 76; John F., 71. 73; John 
H., 74; John W., 70, 73; Jonathan Y., 71, 74; 
Joseph, 38, 70, 72, 73; Lafayette, 73; Lester, 
76; Lewis, 18, 69; Lina, 76; Lottie, 75; Lydia, 
70; Martha Jane, 14, 15, 72; Mary, 34, 70, 73, 
76; Mary Ann, 22, 23. 26. 72; Mary Elizabeth, 
74; Mary Eva, 75; Mary I., 23, 76; Millie, 76; 
Miriam, 71 ; Nathan C, 75, 76; Nettie, 76; Nola, 
76; Rebecca, 23, 71, 72, 73; Rhoda, 72, 75; 

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Richard, 69; Robert, 3, 69, 70; Robert C, 72. 
76; Robert F., 74; Robert H., 73; Russell, 76; 
Sadie, 73; Samuel, 70, 72; Samuel Y., 71, 73; 
Sarah, 74; Sarah Ann, 73; Sarah Eliza, 75; Su- 
san, 72; Torgana, 74; William, 27, 73, 75; Wy- 
ant, 76. 

Moses. Albert S., 75. 

Mount. James, 3. 

N'Cine (Exceene?). Ann, 68; Johannes, 68. 

Nelson. William, I 3. 

Newman. Joseph, 15. 

Nichols. Governor, 2. 

Osborn. Alvin, 23; Ellen, 23. 

Palmer. H. Jane, 41. 

Parker. Catherine C, 49; Deborah, 56; Ephraim, 
35; George, 30; Nathaniel, 3; Sarah. 30; William. 
30; William F.. 75. 

Pearce. Ida M., 44; John, 31. 

Perry. Lillian M., 45. 

Perth. Earl of. 77. 

Potter. Abraham, 63; Amos, 64; Abigaill, 64; 
Ann, 61, 63; Anna, 61 ; Catherine, 63, 64; Catt- 
ron, 63; Daniel, 65; Elizabeth, 62; Ephraim, 30, 

62, 63; Jackson, 64; Jacob, 64; James, 64; John, 

63, 64; Joseph, 64, 65; Leah, 64; Lydia, 65; 
Marcey, 64; Margaret, 64; Martha, 63; Mary, 
62, 63, 64; Mercy, 64; Nicolas, 63; Peter, 64; 
Preserve, 64; Rebecca, 64; Sarah, 61, 62, 63, 
65; Thomas, 29, 51, 61, 62, 63, 64. 82. 

Randolph. Elizabeth, 55; Richard, 55. 

Reape. Sarah, 5 3; William, 2. 

Reynolds. Elizabeth A., 45; Peter, 45. 

Rikey. Israel, 67. ^ 

Rively. John, 58. 

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Robinson. Lulu, 48. 

Rogers. Arthur, 24; Mary, 24. 

Romaine. James H., 26; Jennie, 26. 

Sanford. Capt. Borden, 42; Deborah, 42. 

Schroeder. Ehzabeth, 80; Henry, 80. 

Scoby. Timothy, 3. 

Sexton. Catherine, 73. 

Shafto. A. R., 23; Ada, 23; Adelaide, 24; Adell, 
24; Alexandrina, 26; Alonzo, 23; Amanda, 27; 
Andrew, 26; Anne, 21; Anthony, 21, 23; An- 
thony R., 22, 24; Arlene, 26; Atlanta, 23, 24; 
Atlanta E., 25; Calvin, 23; Caroline E., 26; Car- 
rie A., 24; Charlotte, 25; Clarence, 24; Cyrus, 
25; Cyrus W., 2 3, 25; Delia, 27; Delia, 24; De 
Witt C, 23, 24, 25; Edwin L., 24, 25; Elizabeth, 

21, 22, 25, 26; Elizabeth A., 26; Ella A., 23, 
24; Ellen, 23; Ellsworth, 23; Elvina, 23; Elvira 
v., 23, 25; Ely, 22, 76; Emma, 27; Fannie A., 
22; Florence, 24; Frances E., 25; George, 23, 75; 
George W., 22, 27; Gladys, 24; Hannah, 21, 23; 
Hannah N., 23; Harold R, 27; Harriet, 26, 2 7; 
Hazel R, 27; Helen A., 25; Henry B., 26; I. M., 
23; Isabel, 22; Isabella, 26, 27; Jane, 21, 22, 49; 
Jennie, 26, 2 7, 75; Jessie R., 25; John, 15, 22, 
23, 76; Leola M., 25; Leon, 25; Libbey M., 24; 
Lyle, 24; Marguerite A., 25; Marrian, 21; Mar- 
rietta, 23; Mary, 21, 22, 24, 26. 76; Mary Anne, 

22, 23, 26; Mary E., 25; Mary Isabella, 23, 76; 
Maud B., 25; Minerva, 25; Monroe, 23, 24; Nor- 
ma E. R, 27; Oliver B., 24; Ora, 24; Pearl T., 
25; Phebe, 26; Philip, 26; Rebecca, 21, 23, 24; 
Robert, 21, 22, 23, 49; Robert C. 22; Robert K., 
22, 25; Roland, 2 3, 24; Samuel, 26; Samuel G., 
22, 26; Sarah, 21 ; Susannah, 2 1 ; T. Milton, 26; 

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Thomas, 22; Thomas A., 25; William, 26; Wil- 
liam C, 22, 26; William R. 26. 
Shattock. Exercise, 5 I ; William, 5 1 . 
Shinn. Caleb, 60; Exercise, 59; Mehitabel, 60; 

William, 59. 
Silvester. Nathaniel, 2. 
Simpson. James, 75; Lillie, 75. 
Slocum. Jonathan, 20; Juliatte, 43; Mahlon, 43; 

Peter, 20; Rebecca, 43; Samuel, 43, 
Smith. William, 20. 

Smock. Aaron L., 47; Emma L., 43, 47; Mary, 47. 
Soder. Charlotte, 25. 
Spicer. Samuel, 2. 

Springstein. Caroline, 74; Marietta S., 23. 
Stiles. Robert, 67. 
Stout. Alexandrina, 26; Anna, 71; Frances, 55; 

Jonathan, 33; Leah, 33; Richard, 2; Robert, 3; 

Timbrook, 26. 
Stretch. Deborah, 60. 
Sutphen. Content, 7 1 ; Thomas, 7 I . 
Sutton. Ann, 32. 
Tabor. Hulda, 34. 

Taylor. John, 3; Morford, 3; Samuel, 3. 
Thompson. Isabella, 50; Samuel, 41. 
Thome. Martha A., 42 ; William, 42. 
Tilton. Carrie A., 24; Clayton, 3; Elizabeth, 71; 

Hannah, 58; J. Ely, 24; John, 2, 18; John P. L.. 

16; Obadiah, 58; Patience, 52; Sarah Ann, 73. 
Trotter. Letitia, 43. 

Tucker. EHzabeth, 35; Margaret, 56; Samuel, 35. 
Tudor. Henry, 5. 
Ustick. Hannah, 5 7. 
Van Brunt. Belle, 44; Capt. Benjamin, 42, 44; 

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Hannah, 42; Nettie, 76; Capt. William, 44. 
Vanderveer. Aaron, 47; Mary, 47. 
Van Kirk. Isabella, 27; Joseph, 27. 
Van Leer. Abigaill, 75-6; Rhoda. 75; William B., 

75. 
Van Marter. Rhoda, 72. 
Van Nortrick. David, 49; Isabel, 49. 
Van Note. Peter, 3. 
Van Pelt. William, 41. 
Vermilee. Mary J., 45. 
Wall. John, 34. 
Walton. Adelaide, 24. 
Wapels. Catherine, 59. 
Wardell. Ebenezer, 3, 59; Elizabeth, 20; Hannah, 

59; Peter, 3. 
Washin2:ton. General, 69. 
Watson. Margaret, 60. 
Wearne. Martha. 5 1 . 
Webley. Andrey, 19, 20; Andria, 19; Ann. 19; 

Catherine, 19, 20; Edward, 18; Elizabeth, 20; 

John, 20; Margaret, 20; Mary, 19, 20; Sarah, 

20; Thomas, 9, 18, 19, 20. 
Wells. Henry, 51. 
West. Abigaill, 40; Awdry, 18; Bartholomew. 

40; Betty, 14; Deborah, 40; Edmund, 80; John, 

20, 40; Rachel. 80; Stephen, 1 8, 19, 67; William, 

18. 19. 
White. Abigail or Abigaill, 30, 33, 34, 40, 4 1 . 48, 

50; Abner. 46. 48; Alfus, 47; Allen, 36. 48; Allis 

or Alice. 33; Amelia, 41 ; Amos. 30. 32. 33. 36; 

Andrew. 33; Andrew J.. 43, 47; Ann, 31, 33. 

35, 38, 55; Anna, 50; Anne, 35; Annie, 50; 

Archibald, 45; Asbury, 44; Atlanta, 2 3; Atlanta 

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W., 24; Atlantic, 37, 41, 44; Augustus, 46. 47; 
Barnes, 47; Benjamin, 34, 38; Benjamin T., 42, 
45 ; Bloomfield, 4 1 ; Briton, Britton, Britten, Brit- 
tain and Britton M., Britton R., 3, 34, 36, 38. 39, 
40, 42. 43, 45, 47, 49, 54, 59; Caroline, 41, 43; 
Catharine, 39; Catherine, 44. 46. 49; Charles. 42. 
44, 46, 47; Christian, 35; Christopher, 42; Clif- 
ford, 41 ; Clarence, 44; Clorinda, 38, 39; Colum- 
bus, 50; Constant, 35; Cora E., 45; Crawford, 
39; Curtis, 15, 35, 49; Daniel, 50; David, 75; 
Deborah, 36, 40, 42, 43, 47, 48; Dinah, 34, 36; 
Doris, 48; Dorothy, 34; Drummond, 42, 43, 44, 
46;Eastwood, 40, 43, 47; Edward. 45; Eleazer, 
41 ; Eleanor. 48; Eliza, 41 ; Elizabeth, 29, 30, 31, 

32, 33. 34. 35. 36, 38. 39, 40, 44, 49, 56; Eliza- 
beth A.. 42. 44. 45; Ellen, 44; Emma. 43, 47; 
Emmeline, 42; Ernest,46; Esther, 39; Etta, 45; 
Eva, 45, 46; Evelena, 47; Frances, 47; Frank, 43; 
Frederick, 47; Garret, 15, 16, 40, 49; Garret M.. 
49; Gavin D., 40, 43; George, 35, 37, 38, 41 ; 
George A.. 38, 56; George W., 40, 50; H. Jane, 
41; H. Adelia, 50; Hannah, 32, 33, 34, 36, 41, 
42, 46, 48, 49, 58; Harold L., 50; Hartshorne. 
34. 35. 36, 37, 38; Hartson, 37. 38; Hendrick, 
49; Hendrickson, 50; Henry, 42, 45; Hester. 29, 

33, 38, 39; Hugh, 41 ; Hulda, 34; Ida, 44; Ida B., 
46; lona, 43; Isabel, 49; Isabella, 50; Jacob, 30. 
32. 48. 50. 75; James E.. 31. 32, 34; James F., 
46; James J., 43; James T.. 44; Jane, 31. 32. 35, 
36. 42, 46, 49; Jean, 33, 36; Jediah, 40. 42; Jed- 
iah Woolley. 42 ; Jemima A,. 45 ; Jennet, 33 ; Jen- 
nie, 45; Joall. 30; Joel. 30; John, 33. 35. 46. 49. 
50; John Henry, 42; John S., 49; Jonathan, 38; 
Joseph, 33. 36. 38. 39; Josiah. 3, 35. 37. 38; 

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Juliatte, 43; Kinmonth, 47; Lambert L., 45; 
Leah, 30, 33; Lena D., 44; Lester, 48; Letitia, 
43; Levi, 30, 33; Lewis F., 43; Lillian, 45; Lizzie, 
47; Lorenzo, 42; Lucy, 39. 48; Lulu, 48; Lydia, 
32, 39; Lydia Grover, 39; Margaret, 34, 35, 36, 
37, 41, 46; Marie Antoinette, 46; Martha A., 42; 
Mary, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, 
46, 49; Mary Ann, 48; Mary Alice, 41 ; Mary C, 
41; Mary Jane, 45; Mattie, 46; Meribah, 35; 
Mereby, 40; Minnie, 46; Myron, 48; Olive, 41; 
Patience, 36; Percy, 45; Perlie T., 46; Peter, 22, 
29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 49, 61; Phebe, 36, 
37; Rachel, 30, 32, 36, 60; Rebecca, 43, 44; Re- 
beckah, 49 ; Rebeckah Wryte, 39 ; Renimington, 
37, 42, 45; Richard L., 45; Robert. 29. 31, 34, 
35, 38, 39, 41; Robert B., 39; Robert K.. 49; 
Robert S.. 49; Robinson, 43; Romeo, 43; Rose, 
50; Ruliff, 44; Russel, 43, 44. 46; Ruth. 34; Sam- 
uel, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36. 39. 40. 44. 49. 
61, 82; Sarah, 32, 34, 35. 36. 38. 42, 54; Theo- 
dore. 47; Thomas, 29. 30. 31. 32, 33, 35, 39; 
Timbrook, 44; Tucker, 40, 41 ; Tylee, 39; "Uncle 
Billie," 6, 42; Ursilla. 37; Viola. 47; Walter C, 
46; Washington, 43, 47; W. Madison. 46; Wil- 
liam, 41 ; William C, 39, 42; WilUam J., N., P., 
and W.. 50; Youmans B.. 42; Ziphania, 33; Zil- 
pha. 32, 35. 

Whyte. Samuel. 29; Thomas. 29. 30. 

Widdifield. Elizabeth, 55; William. 55. 

Wilbe. Zilpha, 55. 

Wilgus. Jane, 60; John, 60. 

Williams. Elihu. 23; Elizabeth, 58; Elvina, 2 3; 
Hannah. 60; James, 65; John, 3; Mirriam, 5 7, 
58; Rebecca, 64; Tylee, 58. 



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Wing. Sarah, 53. 

Wolcott. Lydia, 65 ; Peter, 65 ; Samuel, 69. 

Woolcott. Samuel, 19. 

Woolley. Abigail, 40; Adeline, 71; Benjamin, 3; 

Daniel, 71; Edwin, 63; Hubbard, 73; John, 62; 

Mary, 58, 62 ; William, 18. 
Worthley. Mary, 32; Richard, 32. 
Wyckoff. Charity, 58; Hannah, 58; Richard, 58. 
Yorke. Duke of, 77. 
Youmans. Elizabeth, 72; Hannah, 71; Henry, 15, 

73; Jonathan, 71, 72, 73; Joseph, 71; Rebecca, 
71, 73; Sarah, 42. 

CORRECTIONS AND NOTES. 

Page 5. Line 31. Long Pond in this case 
probably referred to Deal Lake, though it is possi- 
ble that Wesley Lake was the place meant. 

Page 19. Line 27. For Hance, read Hearce. 

Page 76. Line 1 6. For Van Burnt, read Van 
Brunt. 

Page 9. Paragraph 4. Since writing this para- 
graph, the writer has been informed by an old resi- 
dent, born on Sarah Green Brook about 1 840, that 
as late as 1 850 a boat could be rowed up the stream 
as far as the Post Road between Hamilton and Glen- 
dola. 

Page 12. Line 22. Omit "place of* after 
"esquande." 



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